Authentic on top in Classic showdown | Racing News

first_imgJohn Velazquez – celebrating his first win in the Classic – soon had Authentic in pole position, but he was shadowed by another stablemate, Maximum Security, with his old adversary Tiz The Law not far behind.There was all to play for at the top of the straight, where Authentic pulled out more when challenged by Improbable and would not be denied. Global Campaign was third. Kentucky Derby hero Authentic gave Bob Baffert a fourth Breeders’ Cup Classic success at Keeneland.The three-year-old made virtually all the running and dug deep when needed to hold his year-older stablemate Improbable in the closing stages.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img

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Slaven Bilic impressed by honest approach of West Brom counterpart Tony Pulis

first_img “Tony Pulis gets criticised for his brand of football, but he doesn’t hide it like others,” the Croatian said. “There are a lot of clubs playing exactly the same way in many parts of the game. In England, they all sit back when opponents have a direct attacking style. “He is a great coach and a very honest man.” Bilic is hoping to turn West Ham’s fortunes around after their 4-1 thrashing against London rivals Tottenham last week but acknowledges that Albion, who are 12th in the table, are going to be a tough opponent to beat. “I watched Albion against Everton in September when they lost 3-2 at home. They were winning 2-0 and scored the second goal after 54 minutes. “They played good football which was enjoyable to watch. They weren’t 2-0 up because of set-pieces alone or negative tactics. “Of course, Pulis’ teams are very well organised and every team in the Premier League have quality now. “They have Saido Berahino, Salomon Rondon, Rickie Lambert and Stephane Sessegnon – all players who give them pace, goals and a physical presence. “That is the strength of this league.” Bilic described Pulis as “pragmatic” and knows any side managed by the Welshman is one which will be hard to crack. He said: “”He is very passionate and understands football in many different leagues across Europe. “I respect him also because he never tells lies, even though you can bend the truth in football when the result allows you to. “His West Brom team achieved a big win against Arsenal, but he said they were lucky and needed to defend very well. “He is pragmatic. He uses what he has to to achieve reasonable objectives. “When critics put a label on you, it sticks – even if your teams are not like that week in, week out.” Bilic must make a decision on who will replace the suspended Mark Noble in the Hammers’ midfield, with either Pedro Obiang or Alex Song set to start. West Ham manager Slaven Bilic has praised the work done by West Brom boss Tony Pulis ahead of their Barclays Premier League clash on Sunday. Bilic believes Pulis’ approach deserves more credit despite the fact it has previously been criticised by managers and the media. The former Stoke and Crystal Palace manager was criticised for the way he set his team up to face Manchester United but Bilic hailed the “honesty” of Pulis’ football philosophy. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Pasaol pleased with UE’s campaign despite 3-11 record

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alvin Pasaol. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netForget the record. Alvin Pasaol is still satisfied with how University of the East fared this UAAP Season 80.Finishing the year at seventh place with a 3-11 record, the 22-year-old Pasaol couldn’t be more proud with how the Red Warriors competed.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jacobs easily outpoints Arias in return to ring “I’m so happy with our run. Even though we’re at the bottom of the standings, I’m happy with the way we fought on the court,” he said.“I’m grateful that I had the chance to play with our graduating players like (Mark) Olayon, (Clark) Derige, and (Rey) Acuño. I wouldn’t be where I am if not for the trust of my teammates.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPasaol ended his sophomore year with UE on a four-game losing streak, the last of which an 85-88 defeat to University of Santo Tomas on Sunday.READ: UST averts winless season, beats UE Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ “I’ll work on applying in the D-League and improving there,” he said. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson But the 6-foot-3 swingman is sticking to the positives in his breakout season, with the brightest moment his 49-point outburst against La Salle.“I’m happy that I was able to break the record of my idols in the PBA. But again, I’m thankful for them because they gave me so much trust,” he said.Pasaol’s performance may have very well landed him in the roster of awardees this year, but he maintained that he’s not content with his showing, noting that just like the rest of Red Warriors, he’ll continue working hard in the offseason.“That’s the lesson we got this year, that we need to continue the hard work in everything we do. If you can give more than 100-percent, you should give it your all,” he said. “I know I have to work hard because if I won’t perform, the team won’t play well. I have to push myself on everything on the court.”Pasaol also said he’s eyeing a stint in the PBA D-League this season.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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