Tiggy Wiggy is the obvious headline horse amongst the confirmations. The Richard Hannon-trained filly has been a revelation this season since opening her career with a seven-length success at Kempton back in March. She stepped up to six furlongs last time out in the Lowther, beating Cursory Glance. There are plenty who feel she would take a deal of beating in the Prix de l’Abbaye at Longchamp the following week, in which she would receive all the allowances, and Hannon has not yet ruled that out. He told At The Races: “This has been the plan since the Lowther. She’ll have a blow tomorrow but we don’t do a lot with her, she goes out on her own every day. She’ll have a little blow but not too much. “There’s nine days until the Abbaye. Is she going to be a Guineas filly? With the speed she shows it’s got to be unlikely, so this is her year. Anthem Alexander, trained by Eddie Lynam, would renew rivalry at Newmarket on Saturday with Tiggy Wiggy who had her back in third place in York’s Lowther Stakes. Jim Bolger has left in Lucida, who was second to Cursory Glance in the Moyglare Stakes at the Curragh on her latest start. Press Association Anthem Alexander and Lucida fly the flag for Ireland among 11 fillies up for the Connolly’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at the five-day stage.
Facebook Twitter Google+ On Monday, Syracuse associate head coach Regy Thorpe announced that he is leaving Syracuse to become the general manager and head coach of New York’s National Lacrosse League team, Syracuse Athletics announced. Thorpe joined head coach Gary Gait’s staff in 2010 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2015.During his time as a coach at SU, Thorpe was on the sidelines for eight NCAA tournaments including six semifinal games and two national championship games.Thorpe also played at Syracuse in 1992 and 1993. During that time, he led the Orange to two title game appearances and their fifth NCAA title. He was also an All-American in the 1993 season.“I would like to thank Gary and all of the assistant coaches and staff members who I have had the privilege of learning from over the years,” Thorpe said in a press release. “An opportunity to coach at your alma mater is a dream come true, and I have lived that dream for the last nine seasons.”After leaving Syracuse, Thorpe spent 15 years playing for the Rochester Knighthawks. In that time, Thorpe helped bring league titles to Rochester in 1997 and 2007. In his final season with the Knighthawks, Thorpe served as the general manager, the same position he will hold next NLL season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’m very excited for Regy as he takes on his next challenge in his coaching career,” Gait said. Published on January 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm Contact Kaci: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments
Bayern Munich waltzed to yet another crushing win on the opening day of the Bundesliga, producing a memorable victory as they crushed Hamburg 5-0 at the Allianz Arena.And new signing Douglas Costa was the hero, earning himself high marks all round.Thomas Mueller was almost as good, finding the net twice, while high-profile summer signing Arturo Vidal looked every inch the key player that his £28 million fee demands.The start of the 53rd Bundesliga season couldn’t have been much easier for the German champions as Hamburg set out from the start to keep the score respectable, given their last visit to Bayern saw them concede eight times without reply.Hamburg last beat Bayern in 2009 and it is easy to see why. In their last seven games including tonight they’ve lost by an aggregate scoreline of 37-3, while slowly creeping towards the bottom end of the league.They defended well for 60 minutes but that is not enough against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern. Today also marks the exact day 50 years ago Bayern Munich played their first ever Bundesliga game, losing to local rivals 1860 Munchen 1-0. They were bottom of the league that night, but tonight, they’ll be sitting pretty at the top of the table, where it’s hard to see them not finish come the end of the season, given the embarrassment of riches they have available to them.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
With that progress came turnover, however: Twelve players transferred from the Red Raiders program during Stollings’ tenure, including seven she recruited, USA Today reported.Brennan reported that Tech assistant Nikita Lowry Dawkins, who was accused in the main report of abusing players herself, allegedly abused players in the early 2000s when she was the head coach at New Mexico State. (Dawkins denied the allegations at the time.) New Mexico State ultimately fired Dawkins and elevated Stollings, who was an assistant. Stollings later resigned in support of Dawkins, Brennan reported.This is Dawkins’ second stint at Texas Tech. She was the top assistant to former coach Marsha Sharp in 2005-06. Dawkins had been an assistant under Stollings ever since the women reunited at VCU in 2012. The report, by USA Today and The Intercollegiate, a college sports investigative media outlet, was based primarily on interviews with former players and exit interviews Texas Tech conducted with players after each of Stollings’ two seasons at the school. The Intercollegiate obtained the exit interviews, which were conducted anonymously, through public records requests. A partial list of the allegations listed in the report:Coaches emphasized to players that they needed to maintain a high heart rate while playing, so much so that two players stopped taking over-the-counter pain medication so they could keep their heart rates high enough to avoid punishment by Stollings and her staff.Former strength coach Ralph Petrella sexually harassed players. Petrella, who denies the allegations, resigned last March after the university investigated the claims.An assistant coach pulled a player’s dog from her arms at a practice, saying the animal was a distraction. The player claimed the dog was to be a support animal for her.Stollings and her staff retaliated against players by conducting tougher practices after learning the players went to university administrators with complaints about the coaches.USA Today also published a separate commentary by columnist Christine Brennan, who slammed Texas Tech for appearing to not take the players’ claims seriously.BERNSTEIN: Texas Tech allegations highlight risk associated with wearable technologyStollings issued a statement to USA Today for its report, saying in part: “Our administration and my staff believe in the way we are building and turning this program around here. Our student athletes are developing a disciplined approach both on and off the court.”Stollings, 45, made Tech better on the court. The Red Raiders were 31-27 (10-24 Big 12) under her; the program logged five consecutive losing seasons from 2013-18 and a 55-98 overall record under Candi Whitaker and Shimmy Gray-Miller. Before coming to Lubbock, Stollings logged three 20-win seasons in four years at Minnesota. Her other head coaching stops included VCU, Winthrop and New Mexico State. Texas Tech on Thursday fired women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, one day after a published report claimed Stollings and her staff regularly abused players.Athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced Stollings’ dismissal in a press release. He will hold a Zoom conference at 4 p.m. ET Friday to discuss the matter.