FRISCO, Texas – Tickets for the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 7-11 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, are on sale now via Ticketmaster. The men’s tournament tips off Wednesday, March 7, with first-round games at 5 and 7:30 p.m. CT. Men’s second-round games will be played Thursday, March 8, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., and the semifinal games will be played Friday at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The men’s championship game will be played Saturday at 8 p.m. and be televised live on ESPN2. All other Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament games will be featured on ESPN3. Fri, March 9: Women’s Second Round Women’s Games 3 and 4 – 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3) 2018 Southland Conference Tournament Schedule The winners of the conference men’s and women’s tournaments will earn the Southland Conference’s automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA tournaments. The NCAA Men’s Final Four will be held March 29 and April 2 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, while the NCAA Women’s Final Four will be March 30 and April 1 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Reserved tickets for each session are $25 each, while general admission tickets are $20 apiece. Tickets for all men’s and women’s tournament games are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com. Men’s Championship Game Men’s Game 7 – 8 p.m. (ESPN2) “The Southland Conference is pleased to return to Katy and begin our second decade at the Merrell Center,” said Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. “The City of Katy and the Merrell Center have proven excellent hosts and partners. We are eager to return in three months for another exciting five days of Southland basketball.” Men’s Semifinals Men’s Games 5 and 6 – 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3) Wed, March 7: Men’s First Round Men’s Games 1 and 2 – 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3) Sat, March 10: Women’s Semifinals Women’s Games 5 and 6 – 1 and 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3) Men’s Second Round Men’s Games 3 and 4 – 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN3) The tournament will be in Katy and the Merrell Center for an 11th straight season. Women’s first-round games will be played Thursday, March 8 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Women’s second-round games will be played Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Semifinal games are scheduled for Saturday, March 10 at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The women’s championship game will be played Sunday, March 11 at noon. The championship contest will be televised on CBS Sports Network. All other Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN3. Thurs, March 8: Women’s First Round Women’s Games 1 and 2 – 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN3) Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more. Group tickets to any session are $15 for general admission only. Fans interested in purchasing group tickets should call 972-422-9500, ext. 113. Sun, March 11: Women’s Championship Game Women’s Game 7 – noon (CBSSN)
JOCKEY QUOTESDRAYDEN VAN DYKE, CONQUEST TSUNAMI, WINNER: “My first time on him. Pete said to try and make the lead. I watched film and know that last time on the hill, Cistron, Sadler’s horse went ding-dong with him on the lead and they went a little faster than I did today.“Today I was able to get an easy lead, well not necessarily easy, but when he’s able to be alone he relaxes better, puts his ears up, and then he kicks on better. So I followed instructions and it worked out pretty well today.”TRAINER QUOTESPETER MILLER, CONQUEST TSUNAMI, WINNER: “His time was awfully fast! He liked that one week turn around. He was doing so well, Gary Barber and I we’re not afraid to do that with the right horse, right situation, and sound horse.“If (the horse) has lots of energy and feels good, let’s go!“He’s gotten the short end of the stick with Stormy Liberal (Churchill Downs Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Gr. 1) a few times and then he got hooked by Roy H (Santa Anita Palos Verdes Stakes Gr. 2) last week, so it was nice to find him in some better company.“Incredible(His feeling on collecting two Eclipse awards), words don’t really describe the feeling, it’s a dream come true and I know it will never happen again so I’m just trying to enjoy it and see if we can keep them going another year or so.BREEDERS CUP AT SANTA ANITA: “Definitely, that helps they (Stormy Liberal & Roy H) both love Santa Anita, as I do, so it definitely helps us having the home field advantage and try for the “three-peat”.NOTES: The winning owner is Gary Barber who resides in Los Angeles, CA#7 CONQUEST TSUNAMI (Drayden Van Dyke) $70,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes Owner: Gary Barber Trainer: Peter Miller Sunday, January 27, 2019 Santa Anita Park Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO
IRISH-BRED TRUE VALOUR GIVES CALLAGHAN TWO STAKES IN A ROW AS HE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 THUNDER ROAD STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; LONGSHOT RIDDEN BY ATZENI GETS MILE ON ‘GOOD’ TURF IN 1:36.35 ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–With heavily favored River Boyne bottled up late, longshot True Valour rallied from off the pace to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes by a half length while providing trainer Simon Callaghan with his second stakes win on the day and Italian-born Andrea Atzeni, 27, with his first ever Santa Anita stakes victory. A 5-year-old Irish-bred horse, True Valor got a flat mile over a “good” turf in 1:36.35.A close fifth and on the move around the far turn, True Valour wheeled three-wide turning for home and ran down Ohio and Le Ken late to post his first win in four stateside starts. Most recently a close third in a one mile turf classified allowance here on Jan. 13, True Valor was off at 11-1 in a field of six older horses and paid $25.00, $10.00 and $9.20.Owned by Qatar Racing, Ltd., True Valour, a Group III winner going seven furlongs on turf four starts back in his native Ireland, improved his overall mark to 18-4-2-6. With the winner’s share of $60,000, he increased his earnings to $235,112.Fresh off a minor stakes victory going one mile on turf at Turf Paradise Jan. 12, Brazilian-bred Ohio, ever game at age eight, finished a neck in front of Le Ken and paid $6.80 and $6.20 while off at 6-1 with Ruben Fuentes up.Argentine-bred Le Ken, who defeated the winner by a half length when second in a classified allowance on Jan. 13, was off at 22-1 with Tyler Baze and paid $9.20 to show while finishing a half length in front of River Boyne, who was full of run when he steadied a sixteenth of a mile out.Fractions on the race were 23.94, 48.52, 1:12.89 and 1:24.66.
7 Flavien Prat95 48% 19% 5 28% (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 9) 3 15% Brian Koriner27 21% $527,877 ITM% 4 17% Geovanni Franco52 23 $719,002 25% 20% 20% 3rd 10 John Sadler46 7 5 4 $134,741 2 65% 4 1 10% 19% 50% 10% 12 Jorge Velez95 5 17% 35% $1,010,861 Michael McCarthy27 4 $501,347 45% 40% 19 22 Tiago Pereira71 37% Mike Puype24 $199,381 TrainerSts $93,962 17 Mark Glatt41 14% 10 2 $155,312 36% 1 Edwin Maldonado43 3 4 9 $1,252,222 38% $546,381 Umberto Rispoli75 4 24% 5 Agapito Delgadillo40 17% $399,191 1 CHAMP STORM THE COURT COULD GO IN SAN FELIPE 7 2 21% 46% TIZ THE LAW LEADS WHITE’S KENTUCKY DERBY LIST Jeff Bonde16 45% $533,387 $129,941 5 5 $289,821 8 5 Aaron Gryder28 10 13% $1,564,114 J.C. Diaz, Jr.52 6 9 68% 43% 26% 56% Bob Baffert50 6 15 7 6 15% 41% 2 7 5 14 2 22 Craig Anthony Lewis29 $266,301 4 8 $267,281 35% 10% $1,178,952 10 7 3 13 5 2 Brice Blanc26 $150,271 Assael Espinoza30 14% SANTA ANITA OAKS LOOMS FOR VENETIAN HARBOR 19% 45% 30% 4 $469,967 $143,184 $553,728 3 3 19 9 Peter Miller46 46% 2nd Jose Valdivia, Jr.31 3 6 Money Won Richard Mandella25 $781,076 16 Mike Smith33 6 52% 11% $173,595 3 Hector O. Palma21 4 JockeyMts 6 16 2 12 Mario Gutierrez61 ITM% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 6 12 $651,800 7 8 5 4 56% 2 Doug O’Neill65 46% 11 8 7 9% 5 Philip D’Amato56 12% 11 6 48% 13% 12% 26 Abel Cedillo147 11% 1 $755,004 7 $238,562 Richard Baltas73 12 1 26% 1st 55% $530,705 35% 5 15% 2 39% $450,240 41% HARD NOT TO LOVE ‘EYES’ SANTA MONICA VICTORY 34% 5 31% 23% CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED THE PLAN FOR SANTA MONICAHard Not to Love, the one-eyed filly who has become the feel-good story of the meet, is favored to win for the fifth time in six career starts when she faces four rivals in Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs.Trainer John Shirreffs says the four-year-old bay is “training very well for the race, she looks good and she feels good.”Hard Not to Love lost her left eye when kicked by another horse as a youngster and has had to deal with that disability, which led to anxiety that has been alleviated thanks to unflagging dedication by Shirreffs and her regular rider, Mike Smith.“We’ll have to get around that a bit in the post parade,” Shirreffs said. “I’ll see if we can get permission from the stewards to have someone walk with her on the track around the turn and she’ll be OK.”Dispelling any misconception that Hard Not to Love was named after losing her left eye, Shirreffs clarified that wasn’t the case. Her moniker was derived prior to the accident from a combination of the names of her sire, Hard Spun, and her dam, Loving Vindication.As to strategy, Shirreffs is hopeful there will be ample pace for Hard Not to Love. “That would help,” he said, “because in the La Brea (a 2 ¼-length win coming from ninth and last), there was a lot of speed and she closed into it.”Streaking stakes winner Queen Bee to You, who grabbed a quarter winning the La Canada Stakes that caused her to miss the Santa Monica, is scheduled to breeze tomorrow for the Spring Fever Stakes on Feb. 23, which trainer Andrew Lerner hopes will lead to the Grade I Beholder Mile on March 14.The Santa Monica, race eight of nine with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Road Rager, Aaron Gryder, 30-1; Zusha, Tiago Pereira, 12-1; Lady Ninja, Abel Cedillo, 2-1; Hard Not to Love, Mike Smith, 6-5; and Mother Mother, Flavien Prat, 8-5.SANTA ANITA OAKS LIKELY FOR VENETIAN HARBORSanta Anita training leader Richard Baltas has all options open for runaway Las Virgenes Stakes winner Venetian Harbor, but the likelihood is the daughter of Munnings will remain here for the Grade II Santa Anita Oaks on April 4 before heading to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks on May 1.“We’re nominated for everything, including the Ashland (April 4 at Keeneland),” said Baltas, who leads all trainers with 19 wins through 23 days of the Winter Meet. “But right now, we’re planning on running here. We’ll see how she’s doing.”EURTON MULLS SAN FELIPE, REBEL FOR STORM THE COURTPeter Eurton is satisfied with Eclipse champion Storm the Court’s three-year-old debut despite it being a fourth in the San Vicente Stakes last Sunday.“He got a lot out of that,” the trainer said. “I like how he came out of it, too. We’ll see how he goes and ponder our next race, but it could be four weeks, five weeks (from now). It could be here in the San Felipe (March 7) or possibly the Rebel (March 14 at Oaklawn Park).“We’ll see how it goes. It’s a long way until the Kentucky Derby (May 2).”Royal Act, another of Eurton’s Triple Crown hopefuls who was second in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes Feb. 1, is scheduled to work tomorrow with his next race undetermined.TIZ THE LAW TOPS WHITE’S KENTUCKY DERBY CONTENDERSFollowing are Santa Anita morning line maker Jon White’s latest Top 10 Kentucky Derby horses: 1. Tiz the Law, 2. Nadal, 3. Thousand Words, 4. Dennis’ Moment, 5. Honor A.P., 6. Authentic, 7. Sole Volante, 8. Maxfield, 9. Storm the Court and 10. Anneau d’Or.FINISH LINES: Santa Anita’s leading jockey (26 wins) Joel Rosario took off his scheduled two mounts today . . .Thomas Trullier makes his United States riding debut in today’s first race aboard first-time starter Sassy and Hot for trainer Leonard Powell, for whom the 19-year-old Frenchman has been working the past two-and-a-half months. “He won 65 races in France where he was the top apprentice but rides with no weight allowance here,” pointed out bilingual agent Derek Lawson, who represents fellow Frenchman Flavien Prat. Trullier is set to return to France tomorrow . . . Doug O’Neill is back home after a sojourn in Dubai with assistant Leandro Mora, who remains there with a string of O’Neill runners. “It went well and it’s beautiful over there,” O’Neill said, “but Santa Anita is equally as beautiful. We had a good time there, they treated us well, but I’m happy to be back and looking forward to a good week of racing here.” . . . This from Santa Anita linemaker Jon White via Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee: Got Stormy, fourth as the 1-5 favorite in the Grade III Endeavor at Tampa Bay Downs last Saturday, came out of the race in good order and was back at Ocala with Mark Casse. The trainer said he would soon be sending her to Palm Meadows, where she would prepare for a start against males in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf at Santa Anita March 7 . . . Bob Baedeker of Live Your Dream Racing Stable and Thoroughbred owner Alfred “Sonny” Pais will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday and Sunday respectively, 11:20 a.m. in the XBTV studio . . . Congrats to trainer Paddy Gallagher, who ended an oh for 15 schneid with three winners Sunday . . . No joke!! Santa Anita’s inaugural “That’s a Stretch” comedy event, to be hosted by Hornblower Jay Cohen in the Chandelier Room Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., is completely sold out . . . There will be special holiday racing on Presidents’ Day, Monday, which also is Dollar Day, with beer and soda on sale for a buck apiece and hot dogs for $2. First post time is 12:30 p.m.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for February 14th, 2020XBTV Friday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on February 14th, 2020Quick Questions With Exercise Rider Shane ConlonDay in the Life With Exercise Rider and Valet Manny AvilaWORKOUTS:Roadster (Outside) and Paint Me Lucky (Baffert) 2-13-20Jolie Olimpica (Outside) and Littlefirefighter (Mandella) 2-13-20Liberal (Gallagher) 2-13-20Eight Rings (Baffert) 2-13-20Instagrand (Chatlos) 2-11-20Queen Bee to You (Lerner) 2-11-20McKinzie (Outside) and Dessman (Baffert) 2-11-20Gift Box (Sadler) 2-11-20 $1,283,334 $220,541 28% 5 Money Won 32% 37% 11% 5 19% 13% 41% 7 11% 63% Robert Hess, Jr.24 1st Drayden Van Dyke82 Victor Espinoza34 $221,045 Andrew Lerner22 39% 22 46% $1,320,864 Win% 3 3 3 7 4 $261,562 4 1 4 $316,951 17 7 3 19 3rd Joel Rosario102 Win% Steve Knapp28 $254,180 50% 13% 2nd 43% 10 5 10 4 14 Ruben Fuentes53 $271,262 Jeff Mullins29
Angry Poch claimed there were “different agendas in the squad” following the defeat on penalties to League Two opposition.That includes the fact Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are all out of contract at the end of this campaign.The club were also willing to listen to offers for Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier over the summer.2 Tottenham have failed to agree a deal with Christian EriksenCredit: EPASpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he is to blame and not keeper Loris Karius for his performance against Liverpool WORRIED Tottenham chiefs fear rivals will benefit if they pull the plug on their manager Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants to give Poch time to turn around a dismal start to the campaign.2 Daniel Levy wants to give Poch time to turn their bad patch of form aroundCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe Argie coach would get the four years left on his contract paid up if he is axed.And more importantly, he would also walk into his next job without compensation going to the club he started rebuilding five seasons ago.Real Madrid and Manchester United are long-term admirers of the 47-year-old coach and both have managers under scrutiny.Zinedine Zidane has struggled with poor results this season after returning to the Spanish giants.While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a huge battle to get United into the top four of the Premier League.Pochettino’s stock is still high at Europe’s top clubs after his work at Spurs since getting appointed in 2014 from Southampton.But Tuesday’s shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of minnows Colchester underlined the problems at the club since reaching the Champions League final last season.
Spurs vs Man Utd (Sunday, 4.30pm)MOUR money, Mour problems? It’s all going wrong for Spurs and Jose Mourinho, with Tottenham staring at another season without a trophy.Their injury list grew even longer this week with the news that Steven Bergwijn is expected to miss the rest of the season with an ankle problem.With Harry Kane and Son Heung-min both out, Spurs’ squad depth has been laid threadbare – and it’s cost them big time.Man Utd arrive in good form and full of optimism following a dramatic 2-0 derby day win.Bruno Fernandes has injected a real swagger and confidence into a midfield which had basically none before Christmas.So much so that United are actually favourites for this one at 6/5.We do admire this new-look Red Devils outlook – but backing them at that price on the road?It wasn’t long ago they were that price to beat Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.And look what happened there.8Goals look set to be at a premium this Sunday, with Spurs so light up top and United stingy at the back.Just THREE of Man Utd’s 12 Premier League away games this term have featured less than three goals.That’s the play here – under 2.5 goals is a cracking price at 7/10.As bad as Spurs have been in recent weeks, never write off Mourinho – he might not be so special anymore, but he never likes being turned over by his old club.Slam a risk-free tenner on Tottenham draw no bet at a whopping 13/10 as a result.For all their troubles Spurs have won three of their last five on home soil, and if United hold them to a draw we at least get our money back.Both of these sides have big strikers out and it says a lot that Troy Parrott – a teenager without a top-flight goal – is third most likely to net for Tottenham in this one.Instead have a tentative play on the only out-and-out forward likely to play.Anthony Martial has four goals in seven games since Marcus Rashford got injured – 7/2 on him scoring the opener is far too large.SunSport’s best betsUnder 2.5 goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: 7/10Tottenham to win but money back if a draw (draw no bet): 13/10Anthony Martial to net the opener: 7/28 Man Utd ace Bruno Fernandes hails Anthony Martial after brilliantly teeing up the Frenchman for the opener in Sunday’s 2-0 win over neighbours CityCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdEverton vs Liverpool (Monday, 8pm)DERBY football under the lights – does it get much better?A few weeks ago plenty of Everton fans were fancying their chances of ending Liverpool’s unbeaten run in this Goodison showdown.Watford did the honours for them, while the Toffees have faltered after a good run with just one point from their last three games.That’s seemingly put to rest any outside chances of European football next term, while Liverpool bounced back from that shock Hornets loss with a nervy 2-1 win over Bournemouth at Anfield.You have to go back to 2010 for the last time the blue half of Merseyside got one over their rivals on their own patch.Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta were on the score-sheet against a Liverpool team which featured such giants as Paul Koncesky, Milan Jovanovic and David N’Gog.8 Sadio Mane was on target against BournemouthCredit: ReutersEverton are 7/2 to end that decade long barren run at Goodison – but despite what happened at Vicarage Road, we can’t recommend you chase the shock.Instead we’re going to focus on goals, or lack of them.In the last five derby H2H’s on this ground, there have been just THREE goals. In total.Both of the last two clashes have ended goalless, including a March meeting last season which was, to be honest, pretty dull.Despite this, the bookies haven’t really taken note and have instead based their prices seemingly on the 5-2 epic at Anfield earlier this season.With the unbeaten run gone, all Jurgen Klopp and Co are bothered about now is lifting that Premier League trophy for the first time in the modern era.8 Everton were torn apart by Chelsea at the BridgeCredit: Getty Images – GettyBoth teams NOT to score is a very tempting 23/20 and we won’t discourage anyone from backing that.Everton will look to keep things tight and we don’t see this being a game played at 100mph.Therefore taking the 5/2 on the first goal being scored in the second half is a very shrewd play.That’s £35 back for a tenner and a bet which would have won in four of the last five Merseyside derbies at Goodison.If you do have to do a goalscorer bet, then lean on the man in form.Sadio Mane has three in his last six in all competitions – 4/1 to open the scoring is too high, while the 7/5 for a goal anytime is a steal.SunSport’s best betsBoth teams NOT to score: 23/20Opening goals to be scored after half-time: 5/2Sadio Mane to net the opener: 4/1*Odds from Ladbrokes and correct at time of publication THE season is reaching a crucial stage and teams at the top and bottom are scrapping for points.With the Premier League schedule under a very real threat amid the global health crisis, fans will be eager to see their clubs in action this weekend and revel in the escapism that football brings.8 Man Utd beat City on Sunday to maintain their solid formCredit: GettyWe’ve a bumper schedule to get through, with tips from four top-flight matches starting at the Amex on Saturday afternoon…PLEASE NOTE – ALL PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellationsBrighton vs Arsenal (Saturday, 3pm)ARTETA and Co are on a roll – but for how much longer? It’s not been pretty at times, but the Spaniard’s side have taken nine from their last possible nine and it’s kept them just about in touch for the Euro spots.The possibility of four wins on the spin is a plus, but it’s easy to forget amongst their Europa League turmoil that Arsenal are yet to lose a league game in 2020.And fans will be relieved to see them back in action after the game against Man City was scrapped on Wednesday night.Graham Potter’s side have seemingly forgotten what three points look like after a barren run of just one win in 14 Premier League matches.But importantly, they’ve kept their heads just about above water by picking up hard-earned draws rather than losing games.Four stalemates in their last five show just that, with a point at Molineux never a bad result and the Seagulls have to buoyed by that performance last weekend.Going down the home stretch, the Amex needs to be a fortress.Both these teams are the draw specialists of the division – of their combined 57 top-flight matches this term, 24 have finished level.8Last season, the Gunners came here and were bullied for much of the contest in a 1-1 stalemate.And that’s exactly what we see happening this weekend.Arsenal were let off the hook against West Ham and that 1-0 win papered over the cracks somewhat.Brighton are scrapping for their lives and we can see them getting another point towards survival at an overpriced 12/5.Despite failing to score in the last two matches, Potter’s side play some decent stuff and average exactly a goal-per-game on home soil.Both teams to score is the safe play 8/13 and has won in every H2H at this stadium.There’s only one way you play with an Arsenal goalscorer, provided the value is there – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.At 21/20 it most definitely is. The Gambian striker should be odds-on.He has seventeen of Arsenal’s goals this term – ten more than anyone else at the club – and has been on target in both his visit’s to the South Coast since early 2018.SunSport best betsBoth teams to score at the Amex: 8/13Brighton to pick up a valuable point: 12/5Aubameyang on the scoresheet again: 21/208 Neal Maupay outjumps Joao Moutinho in the Molineux stalemateCredit: PA:Empics SportAston Villa vs Chelsea (Sunday, 5.30pm)VILLA are in big trouble.During their 4-0 surrender at Leicester, Pepe Reina’s moment of madness typified a performance lacking in basics and any semblance of hope.It was a far cry from the side which battled to a late January victory over Watford and looked to be fighting tooth and nail to avoid the drop.Dean Smith’s Villans have lost four on the spin – five if you include the Carabao Cup final, where they were unlucky not to take Man City to extra-time.But what they need now is the opportunity to get points on the board. And fast.Chelsea look to have finally found their groove under Frank Lampard, dispatching Liverpool in the FA Cup before trouncing Everton last week.There’s also genuine optimism about Billy Gilmour, who emerged from the youth conveyor belt to dominate both the Red and Blue of Merseyside in the space of a week.8Lampard’s men have travelled well this year and have the third-best record in the league, although they are winless in four on the road.Villa’s home form will be vital in the run-in, but they also have to face Man Utd, Wolves, and Arsenal at Villa Park before the season is up.This one screams goals.Of their combined 57 games in this season’s Premier League, 38 have featured three or more goals.And on the road Chelsea matches have seen an average of 3.8 goals per match.Back over 2.5 goals with confidence in this evening kick-off, which is 4/7 and one to boost all of your weekend accas.The Blues have an excellent record here and have failed to score two or more just once in their last five visits, while also netting twice in their last two road matches at Leicester and Bournemouth.It’s the same price for Chelsea to score two or more themselves and that is where your hard-earned should be going.Tammy Abraham remains out injured and the value is all with the midfielders for a goalscorer.Willian has two in his last two matches and is a massive 14/5 to score anytime. Overpriced.SunSport best betsOver 2.5 goals at Villa Park: 4/7Chelsea to score two or more: 4/7Willian to continue recent scoring streak: 14/5
The Barras were all bowled yesterday out for 295 runs in the first innings.Veteran Mahuru Dai was the stand out batter scoring a 129 runs of which consisted of 9 fours and 5 sixes.Afghanistan put themselves right back in the game in the second innings thanks to Mohammad Shahzad’s 116 runs.Afghanistan finished at sumps on day two at 3/284 with Hashmatullah Shahidi (92*) and Asghar Stanikzai (45*) not out.Day three will see play resume today at 9:45am (3:45pm PNG time).
In response to concerns of the Hunters home games finishing at mid-evenings, the team management has scheduled the round 6 and 7 home games of the SP Hunters for 3pm.With that, the SP Hunters have mandated with the QLD and the Intrust Cup family to change the game day schedules to better complement its supporters which both the Townsville Blackhawks and the Redcliff Dolphins have agreed to, with the new game times for Round 6 and 9 home games.Therefore the new schedule is set as, for the round 6 game on Sunday April 16 against the Blackhawks will be at 3pm at the NFS stadium and for the Round 9 game also on Sunday May 1 will also be played at the NFS stadium against the Redcliff Dolphins also set for 3pm.However, for the Round 7 home game against the Norths Devils, the game will remain at 6:30pm kickoff as the management is making sure that PMV transport will be available for patrons to return home safely.Hunter’s management is continuing the dialogue with all other home game teams to reach amicable agreement on match times.
Luis Suarez has decided to take the bull by the horns to solve once and for all his discomfort in the right knee. Charrúa striker will be intervened this Sunday for an injury to the external meniscus in order to put an end to the inflitrations before the matches and the ice packs to eradicate the inflammation after the matches. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 11, 2020 So that, more problems for Ernesto Valverde in the lead: down from Suarez we must add that of the Frenchman Ousmane Dembélé, who still has a month of recovery at least, so he only has two strikers in the first team: Leo Messi and Antoine Griezmann. That means more than ever that the coach will have to bet in the next matches for the attackers of the subsidiary: Ansu Fati and Carles Pérez. Although the club did not anticipate a recovery forecast, in principle the expected time for the player to return to the pitch is five to six weeks. That means that it would be fully available for the Champions League game against Naples, which will be played on February 25. Luis Suarez would thus lose a minimum of five LaLiga matches – Granada, Valencia, Levante, Betis and Getafe – in addition to the Copa del Rey matches yet to be determined. His return could occur in the face of the match against Eibar at the Camp Nou that will be played on February 22, as a prelude to the first leg of the Champions League against Naples. The operation will be carried out by the surgeon Ramón Cugat, under the supervision of the Blaugrana doctors. In fact Cugat already intervened Luis Suarez at the end of last season when he had an arthroscopy on his right knee, which dragged some controversy because it prevented him from playing the final of the Copa del Rey against Valencia, but he did open the doors to participate with his selection in the Copa América, since in three weeks he was already exercising with his teammates the light blue.
With the arrival of the Franco-French player, yesterday he already passed medical examination and was in the offices of the club, Real Valladolid signs its first high level footballer since the arrival of Ronaldo Nazario to the Blanquivioleta entity in September 2018. International with France 15 times and having played in several teams in France and England, this will be Ben Arfa’s first experience in Spain.In addition, the club could announce the signing and assignment to a second team of Sekou Gassama, from Almeria, which also passed medical examination yesterday. It is already official. Hatam Ben Arfa is a Real Valladolid player, at least, until June 30. This was announced early in the morning by the club from Pucelano, which will present its new player today at 12:30 in the morning and will begin training with his teammates tomorrow at 11, since today the first team rests .