El Salvador gave teenager Donnacha O’Brien a landmark big-race success in the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh. Press Association The treble was initiated when Royal Navy Ship came out on top in what is likely to prove a very strong Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden. A host of well-bred newcomers lined up for the seven-furlong contest, with O’Brien’s The Happy Prince taking them along through the early stages, with Five Claw in close attendance. The leader’s stablemate Royal Navy Ship (6-1) raced just in behind on the far rail and the War Front colt took over when getting a nice split a furlong and a half out. Although green when he hit the front, Seamie Heffernan’s mount kept on well, eventually having a length and a half in hand on another O’Brien runner, the 100-30 favourite Jacobean, who finished best of all down the centre of the track from the rear in the hands of Joseph O’Brien. O’Brien snr, who had four runners in the race, said: “I’m delighted with that fella. He was well drawn, while Joseph’s horse was badly drawn. It comes to a time of the year when they have to start, and there wasn’t much between three of ours coming here.” The younger brother of champion jockey Joseph O’Brien, the 16-year-old had only ridden his first winner last month but defied his inexperience with a fine ride on his father Aidan’s five-year-old, running in the colours of his mother Anne-Marie. Burdened with top-weight, O’Brien’s 7lb claim proved invaluable as Hidden Universe and Pat Smullen pressed hard through the final furlong, with El Salvador finding plenty for pressure and seeing it out for a length success at 25-1. Joseph O’Brien finished third on another Ballydoyle contender, Marchese Marconi, with Asbury Boss fourth. Aidan O’Brien, who was completing a treble, said: “I’m delighted and it’s great for Donnacha. It’s a hard race to win. He’s a tall fellow and is doing his leaving certificate this year. It was a nice, patient ride as the start was a bit messy and he was a long way back. “He was second in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot this year, and is a tough horse.” It was a fourth winner for the jockey and a second Irish Cesarewitch for O’Brien snr after Bright Horizon in 2010. Earlier there was a Ballydoyle victory with Together Forever, who had the best form on offer in the Listed Staffordstown Stud Stakes and obliged with the minimum of fuss. Sent off the 11-10 favourite and kept out of trouble on the outside by Joseph O’Brien, the daughter of Galileo was wound up to strike two furlongs out and asserted the further she went. Seamie Heffernan and Cocoon made it a one-two for the yard, three lengths behind. The trainer said, “She quickened up well, and Joseph feels she is more of a Guineas than an Oaks type. She has more speed than we were giving her credit for. Before she won her maiden at Gowran we were making too much use of her. “We will probably leave her alone now as she is going a bit hairy, but she is a filly to look forward to.”
If nothing else, at least the Rams are consistent.After a rough logo release in March, Los Angeles got hit with another round of criticism for its new uniforms. The Rams shared their new royal-royal, royal-yellow and bone-bone color schemes for the 2020 NFL season on Wednesday. 🚨 2020 🚨A new era in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/Qc8vv2mUd3— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) May 13, 2020🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/K2OpLLxtW5— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) May 13, 2020MORE: Here’s why Todd Gurley isn’t talking to former Rams teammatesIt didn’t take long for fans to start an avalanche of negative replies.At least they’ll look good in their week 1 loss— Chase ✭ (@Hobs_Creation) May 13, 2020Bahahaha you gotta be kidding me!! Once again EPIC FAIL!!! BIG JOKE!!— Michael Richards (@m3745r) May 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/YrGGLfBWxO— ong (@michael_ongg) May 13, 2020It’s official the Rams have the worst uniforms in the league. And that’s saying something.— Ethan Dimitroff (@ethan_dimitroff) May 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/Q9oYA09Avo— Reef (@reedlaww) May 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/Uz5ZBH6ZmQ— J.F.K Rams (@JasonFreshKicks) May 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/VsClAWUomJ— Tonalista (@dinho_figueira) May 13, 2020pic.twitter.com/MuN8jymg28— Luke Easterling (@LukeEasterling) May 13, 2020These are quite possibly the worst designs you could’ve picked— Moh (@MohSanoop) May 13, 2020Congrats @AtlantaFalcons , you no longer hold the crown of worst uniforms in the NFL. 🤢🤮— SkolVikings72 (@SkolVikings72) May 13, 2020The hatred of the new uniforms was strong, but not quite unanimous. Some fans were completely on board with the changes. LETS GOOOO THESE ARE FIRE— HoldenCantor (@HoldenCantor) May 13, 2020But even those expressing satisfaction with LA’s look got crushed.“LETS GOOOO THESE ARE FIRE” pic.twitter.com/zMgEtlULO6— bolts (@chargerbolts) May 13, 2020And then there were the fans who tried (and failed) to talk themselves into liking the uniforms.Better than I thought , not good. Ehh. Pretty much ruined the most iconic helmet in all of sports , first team with a logo on helmet is now dead with a broken C. Maybe Yankees will get rid of pinstripes next, NOT— Rocky E Sizemore (@rockysiz) May 13, 2020Hey Rams, have you ever heard of the expression “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?”
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – As has been the tradition during the holiday season for years, the Stephen F. Austin Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again teamed up with the Toys for Tots organization to provide a joyous holiday season for individuals and families around the Nacogdoches area.The Lumberjacks’ SAAC coordinated toy drives during the SFA’s Nov. 15 home football game against Northwestern State, the Dec. 1 women’s basketball game against Wiley College and the Dec. 7 men’s basketball game against Louisiana Tech.In addition to the toys collected during the three drives, various Stephen F. Austin student-athletes also donated toys during their team Christmas parties. Those offerings were added to the haul collected from SFA’s three games.Toys for Tots began in 1947 and has become an avenue for raising funds and purchasing toys. The organization currently distributes 18 million toys to seven million less fortunate children annually.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.
NEW DELHI, India (CMC): Darren Sammy said he still cares about the game in the Caribbean, but he loses little sleep about a recall to the West Indies team. The former West Indies captain said he had little regret about publicly chiding the West Indies Cricket Board after winning last year’s Twenty20 World Cup final against England, which was the final time he played for the regional side. “It is sad that my last international was the World T20 final,” Sammy told the Press Trust of India news agency. “I am still available for selection in limited overs cricket, but I am not going to cry over non-selection. “I am still out there playing in the different leagues around the world, if selected I am available. But I am not crying over spilt milk.” The 33-year-old Sammy had modest returns in an international career for West Indies during which he played 38 Tests, 126 One-day and 66 Twenty20 Internationals between 2004 and last year. He was however, widely praised for his passionate leadership which inspired the team to win the T20 World Cup twice (2012 and last year) and perform creditably in the other two formats of the game, even rising to fifth in the Test rankings. But his outburst following the T20 World Cup final last year was dimly viewed by regional administrators and he subsequently lost the leadership of the T20 side to World Cup hero Carlos Brathwaite. “What I said on the podium after winning the final, I said it from my heart,” said Sammy. “I said what I had to. I expected things to happen. But I don’t lose sleep over it anymore. “God has blessed me tremendously. He is my selector. So I am not worried about what is going to happen. I still do care about West Indies cricket, but if I am not selected, I am not going to sulk over it.” Sammy is in India to as part of the Kings XI Punjab team playing in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament. It’s the latest of the T20 gigs of which he has been a part, as he continues to play the game around the world.