Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Peewee Tier II

first_imgNelson lost its opening game of the weekend tournament in a wild, 9-7 shootout to Kamloops.However, Nelson was able to bounce back by hammering Bantam Wildcats 7-0 and Portland 7-1 to qualify for the playoff round.Nelson then got some payback against Kamloops, edging the Spoolmak squad 3-2 before knocking off Spokane in the final.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the great effort of the Nelson Leafs Peewee Tier II squad with Team of the Week accolades.The team includes, Joseph Surina, Ethan Lawczynski, Kaleb Percival, Bryce Sookro, Rhett Hamilton, Seamus Boyd, Noah Quinn, Dylan Mowery, Lowie Vreys, Joe Davidson, Jackson Harris, Ethan Bennett, Nick Francis, Tijs Vreys, Drake Proctor, Amran Bhabra, coaches Pete Quinn and Shandy Mowery, manager Lisa Quinn and Sandy Boyd.Teams in the Tier II tournament were from Trail, Nelson, Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Spokane, and Portland, Oregon. It was a golden weekend for the Nelson Leafs Peewee Tier II squad.The Nelson Minor Hockey team knocked off previously unbeaten Spokane 4-3 en route to the Championship at the Trail Peewee Tournament Sunday in the Silver City.last_img read more

Johnson, Craig book tickets into A semi final at 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance Championships

first_imgThe two rinks meet Wednesday morning in Draw 4 with a shot at advancing to the A event final in the evening against the winner of Jim Cotter and Glen Jackson and the top spot in the Page Playoffs.Against Joanisse, Johnson took control of the game by scoring two in the sixth and eighth ends. He finished the 2015 finalist off with a steal of one in the ninth.Meanwile, Craig and Geall exchanged body blows throughout the contest with Geall rallying back from a 6-3 deficit by scoring a triple in the ninth end.In the tenth, however, Craig was able to keep the ice clean enough to get his single point to secure the win.In other B event games, Jason Montgomery of Victoria outlasted Will House of Richmond 8-6; Daniel Wenzek of Langley, with Nelson Fred Thomson on the rink as a spare, blasted Neil Dangerfield of Victoria 9-3 and Jeff Richard of Kelowna got back into the win column by outlasting Mark Longworth of Vernon 11-10. Richard won the game the hard way, scoring two in the ninth before stealing a pair in the tenth end.Action continues Thursday with draws scheduled for 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Michael Johnson and Wes Craig booked tickets into the A semi final after posting wins during the evening draw at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Championships Wednesday at the Nelson Curling Club.Johnson, third Chris Baier, second Ty Dilello and lead Mitch Young, was able to double Royal City Curling Club teammate Dean Joanisse 6-3 while Craig, edged Sean Geall 7-6.last_img read more

Bruins Dylan Haney earns KIJHL Honorable Mention for September

first_imgDylan Haney of the Grand Forks Border Bruins earned Honourable Mention status as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced September Players of the Month.Brock Lefebvre of the Creston Valley Thunder for the award edged out the 20-year-old native of Brandon, Manitoba. Haney finished the opening month on the KIJHL season with eight goals, seven assists and four power play goals as the Bruins shot up into top spot in the Murdoch Division.Also earning Honourable Mention were Paxton Malone and Mason Jones of Spokane and Thomas Cankovic of Creston Valley Thunder.Daniel Stone of Osoyoos Coyotes took September Player of the Month in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.Adam Jones of Osoyoos, Pat Brady of Chase Heat, Drew Carter of Princeton Posse and Kole Comin of Kamloops Storm earned Honourable Mention.Grand Forks, 5-2-1 and winners of won four straight games, travels to Creston Friday to meet the Thunder Cats.Saturday the Bruins host Fernie Ghostriders at 7 p.m. in the Grand Forks Arena.last_img read more

Lovan, Sihota capture BC Juvenile Golf Championships

first_imgSihota, from the Gorge Vale course in Victoria, was 11 shots ahead of Fin Lawlor of North Vancouver.Leo Harper of Burnaby and Matt Hopley of Kelowna finished in a tie for third at 223.Jackson Jacob of Fort Langley finished fifth at 224.Nic Jenner of Castlegar was the top local player, carding an 80 on Day three to finish in a tie for six with Paul Kim of Abbotsford at 225.William Watt of Castlegar was the next top local finisher, tied for 34th with a total score of 248.A.J. Roberts of Castlegar finished in 40th spot at 256 while Xander Bankes of Redstone in Rossland was 46th overall at 264.Brendon Makeiv of Balfour improved on Day three of the 54-hole tournament to complete the event with a 307.Sihota and Ethan Posthumus of Coquitlam won the Best-Ball competition while Zone two took home the Team Award by four shots over Zone 4. Claire Lovan and Jeevan Sihota led from wire to wire to capture the BC Juvenile Golf Girl’s and Boy’s Championships Friday at the Granite Pointe course in Nelson.Lovan carded a four-over-par 73 to finish at 224 to capture the Girl’s Title by eight shots over Karen Zhang of Richmond.Zhang finished round three with a six-over-par 79 to hold on to second spot by two shots over Akari Hayashi of Victoria.Chaewon Baek of Langley and Natasha Kozlowski of Prince George finished fourth and fifth, respectively.Meanwhile, on the Boy’s side of the tournament, Sihota was in a class all his own, finishing the day with a two-over-par 74 for a three-round score of 209.last_img read more

AMERICAN PHAROAH TRIPLE CROWN CHAMPION COLLECTABLE PRINT FREE AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAY; FIRST 5,000 ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE ITEM SUITABLE FOR FRAMING THAT DEPICTS DERBY, PREAKNESS & BELMONT TRIUMPHS

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 9, 2015)–Santa Anita Park has announced that it will provide the first 5,000 attendees on Saturday a beautiful American Pharoah, Triple Crown Champion collectable print, free of charge with paid General Admission. Each item will be accompanied by a protective plastic roll-up sleeve.The print showcases the Bob Baffert-conditioned Triple Crown Champ and jockey Victor Espinoza in three must-see shots . . . winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes . . . and thereby becoming racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years this past Saturday. (All photos were shot by acclaimed equine photographer, Skip Dickstein).First post time on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. (Please note, the American Pharoah Triple Crown Champion poster will not be available in Santa Anita’s Infield Area). –30–last_img read more

ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED ENOLA GRAY RUNS TO HER NOTICES AND TAKES THE $200,000 MELAIR STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER BAZE; TRAINED BY D’AMATO, THE 3-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER OF GRAZEN GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:42.64

first_imgRACE IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED RUNNERS ARCADIA, Calif. (May 28, 2106)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray, a runaway first-out maiden winner sprinting here on April 10, made short work of her competition as she stretched out to   1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes at Santa Anita, winning in dominating gate to wire fashion by 2 ¼ lengths under Tyler Baze. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 3-year-old filly by Grazen out of the More Than Ready mare Unsung Heroine, covered the distance in a solid 1:42.64.“Today it was about seeing if she could go a mile and a sixteenth and it was about getting her out there, getting her to relax and take some breaths,” said Baze. “She did. She learns so fast and she only continues to get better. She’s mature but she’s still got a lot to learn. She’ll only get better. She’s a petite filly and I’m really excited about seeing what she could become.”With a staggering $346,016 bet to show on her ($388,932 was the total show pool), Enola Gray was the 1-9 favorite in a field of six sophomore fillies bred or sired in California and she paid $2.20, $2.10 and $2.10.Now undefeated in two starts, Enola Gray picked up $110,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $143,600.“I was extremely nervous this morning, but this shows me that she can overcome some adversity. I’m quite relieved. Phil and I were both (trying to decide) between running her at six or seven furlongs after her maiden win, but she was coughing a lot on the morning we were going to enter, so we waited and ran here.”Ridden by Joe Talamo, Allsquare sat second the entire trip and outran Cheekaboo the final quarter mile to be second by 4 ¼ lengths. Off at 29-1, Allsquare paid $7.60 and $5.00.Cheekaboo, who loomed boldly three-wide at the top of the stretch, proved third-best under Rafael Bejarano. Off at 7-1, she paid $2.60 to show.Fractions, all set by the winner, were 23.97, 47.72, 1:11.88 and 1:36.26.last_img read more

RECENT GRADED WINNER SOLID WAGER MERITS TOP BILLING IN SUNDAY’S $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES AT ONE MILE

first_imgGRAZEN SKY:  Idle since running a close second to Solid Wager in the Cary Grant Stakes on Nov. 20 at Del Mar, this Nick Alexander homebred enters the Tiznow fresh and dangerous as he seeks his second career stakes win.  A good third three starts back in the one mile Harry F. Brubaker on Aug. 24, he’s 7-1-3-1 at the Tiznow distance and is another who would benefit from a hot early pace.  A 5-year-old horse by Grazen, he is 19-4-8-4 overall with earnings of $392,638. SOLID WAGER:  A 1 ¼ length dead heat winner of the Grade III Midnight Lute over a sloppy track two starts back on Dec. 31, this 6-year-old Birdonthewire gelding comes off a fifth place finish here in the six furlong California Cup Sprint on Jan. 28.  A dedicated closer at any distance, he would benefit greatly should there be a fast pace going one mile–a distance that he’s winless at in 10 attempts.  Owned by Gary and Cecil Barber and Stanford Stable, Solid Wager is 32-8-3-4 overall with earnings of $472,921.  He’ll be reunited with Victor Espinoza, who piloted him to back to back wins in the seven furlong Cary Grant Stakes three starts back on Nov. 20, and the aforementioned Midnight Lute. Indygo Holiday–Martin Pedroza – 120Magic Mark–Joe Talamo–122Patriots Rule–Israel Ocampo–122Solid Wager–Victor Espinoza–120Acceptance–Stewart Elliott–120Grazen Sky–Tyler Baze–120Avanti Bello–Flavien Prat – 122 MAGIC MARK:  Owned by his breeders, John and Dorine Lanza, Magic Mark’s last win came four starts back at Del Mar in the one mile Harry F. Brubaker Stakes on Aug. 24.  A gate to wire winner of the Brubaker, Magic Mark’s best races have come when he’s on or pressing the early pace.  With four wins from eight tries at the Tiznow distance, he’s 19-6-1-3 overall and will be ridden by Joe Talamo, who although he hasn’t ridden the veteran gelding since February, 2015, has guided him to four career wins. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2017)–Trainer Peter Miller’s recent graded stakes winning Solid Wager heads a wide open field of seven in Sunday’s $100,000 Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita.  For older horses bred or sired in California, the Tiznow, which is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, will be contested at a flat mile.  Steve Miyadi’s Grazen Sky and Ron Ellis’ Magic Mark are among several who also figure prominently in Sunday’s main event.Named for one of the greatest California-breds of all time, the Cee Straub-Rubens homebred Hall of Famer Tiznow, a foal of 1997, was a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Horse of the Year in 2000 and was a three-time Eclipse Award winner who retired with earnings of $6,427,830.center_img THE $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 – Approximate post time 4 p.m. PT NAMED IN HONOR OF TWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC WINNER, TIZNOW STAKES IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Stable Notes By Ed Golden & Mike Willman – Sunday, March 22, 2020

first_imgREMATCH LOOMS IN SANTA ANITA DERBY 40% 37% HONOR A.P. ON COURSE FOR SANTA ANITA DERBYHonor A.P., a leading contender for the Santa Anita Derby, continues to train well for Santa Anita’s marquee three-year-old event on April 4, offering 100 qualifying points to the 146th Kentucky Derby Sept. 5.“He came out of the San Felipe really well,” said trainer John Shirreffs, referring to the ridgling’s second behind unbeaten Authentic in the Grade II event on March 7. “We’re pointing for the Santa Anita Derby.”Authentic, too, is set to run in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby at 1 1/8 miles, thus forming the likelihood of an appealing rematch.Authentic, an Into Mischief colt trained by Bob Baffert, led throughout the San Felipe with Drayden Van Dyke aboard, winning by 2 ¼ lengths under a long hold.Honor A.P., a son of Honor Code, was making his first start in five months, so Shirreffs was pleased considering the circumstances. “He ran really great,” the trainer said. “I was very happy with him.” 13 Win% 26% 12 $2,423,014 8 26% 48% 18 WOUND TIGHT SHORTENS UP FOR SENSATIONAL STARAs a former Major League baseball hopeful who played college ball at Stanford with eventual Big League stars Jack McDowell and Mike Andrete, Bob Hess Jr. knows that sports can be a game of hit and miss.That includes horse racing, where the 54-year-old native of Chula Vista has been hitting more than missing, earning his keep as a trainer since 1987.Hess acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree at Stanford, then learned the intricacies of horsemanship from his father, trainer Bob Sr., still winning races at age 84 in the Bay Area.Today, Bob Jr. has a horse that might appear to be somewhat misplaced in the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for California-breds four and older at 5 ½ furlongs on turf, but he could outrun his odds.The horse is Wound Tight, a five-year-old gelded son of Coil who is coming off seven straight races at a mile or longer, including the last two at a mile and an eighth, winning the Cal Cup Turf Classic on the front end by 3 ½ lengths on Jan. 18.Last out at a mile and an eighth in an overnight race against open company, Wound Tight prompted the pace before finishing a distant third.“We’re in against Cal-breds today and he has sprinted twice, once on dirt (in his debut race in March of 2018, finishing seventh of 10) and once at five furlongs on turf (June of 2019, when he ran sixth but beaten just over two lengths),” Hess pointed out.“That was a throw out race,” he added. “He wasn’t ready. I think maybe 5 ½ is too short for him, but he’s sharp, so we’re taking a shot.”Asked about the rags-to-riches mare Zuzanna, an $8,000 claim that posted a 23-1 upset in the Grade III Red Carpet Stakes last September at Del Mar for a partnership that includes TVG’s Kurt Hoover, Hess said, “She’s training at Gulfstream and should run within a month.“We’re just trying to figure out where.”The field for the Sensational Star: Grinning Tiger, Ruben Fuentes, 10-1; Wound Tight, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Brandothebartender, Umberto Rispoli, 5-1; Just Grazed Me, Geovanni Franco, 4-1; Tigre Di Slugo, Flavien Prat, 12-1; The Hunted, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1; Lieutenant Dan, Drayden Van Dyke, 7-2; Castle, Abel Cedillo, 8-1; Steal Thediamonds, Agapito Delgadillo, 5-1; Loud Mouth, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; and also eligible Tap the Wire, Jose Valdivia Jr., 30-1. 10 2nd 12 64% 6 $745,236 32 34 DISTANCE ACE SIBERIAN IRIS RETURNS IN SANTA ANAIn her last four races, Siberian Iris has run a combined total of 5 ¼ miles, so there’s little doubt the Irish-bred mare trained by Richard Mandella will fancy the mile and a quarter on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares.“She hasn’t run in a while but she’s training great and we expect her to run a good race,” Mandella said. Rafael Bejarano, who has ridden the six-year-old bay three times previously, including to victory in the CTT & TOC Stakes at Del Mar last Aug. 16, will be back aboard.“The distance will be no problem for her,” Mandella said. “She can go three miles if needed.”Owned by Calumet Farm, Siberian Iris was third in the Grade III  Astra at a mile and a half last out on Jan. 19; fourth in the Grade I Rodeo Drive at a mile and a quarter Sept. 28; won the aforementioned Del Mar stakes at 1 3/8 miles; and fourth in an overnight race at 1 1/8 miles last May 27.In other news from the Mandella barn, the Hall of Fame trainer recently received a two-year-old colt named Q B One, the first foal from the champion mare he trained, Beholder.“They always called Beholder the Queen Bee,” Mandella said when asked the significance of the colt’s name, “so I guess that explains Q B One. I thought it meant Quarterback One, but that’s not it.”Meanwhile San Marcos Stakes winner United, who was scheduled to run in the $6 million Dubai Sheema Classic on March 28, is on standby in the Middle East as the Dubai World Cup event was cancelled early today Pacific Time due to the coronavirus pandemic.“We’re trying to figure out how to get him home now,” Mandella said.United was runner-up by a head at 51-1 to Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. 61% 3rd Abel Cedillo254 10 Flavien Prat185 33 $967,422 44% 13% Money Won 14% Bob Baffert86 15% 39% Jeff Mullins56 $749,800 3rd $1,532,262 ITM% 25 22% Michael W. McCarthy46 $1,659,916 24 23% 16% Geovanni Franco94 $1,848,492 1st 6 12 20% Philip D’Amato83 $400,482 45% Drayden Van Dyke122 $1,113,896 $1,646,041 19% 21 15 9 18 19 JockeyMts 43 Jorge Velez185 51% Money Won 37% $868,451 10 13 Steve Knapp51 $814,285 37 37 $1,040,459 14 1st LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES: Bob Baffert Gives An Update on Authentic, Nadal, Thousand Words and CharlatanDay in the Life With Jockey Valet and Exercise Rider Augustine LuraDay in the Life With Exercise Rider and Valet Manny AvilaWORKOUTS:Two Thirty Five (Outside) and Del Mar May (Baltas) 3-21-20Authentic (Baffert) 3-21-20Le Tub (Outside) and Lazy Daisy (O’Neill)  3-21-20Zellda (Inside) and Daniela Bella (Shirreffs) 3-19-20Dark Prince (Baffert) 3-19-20True Valor (Callaghan) 3-19-20Donna Veloce (Callaghan) 3-19-20Dessman (Outside) and McKale (Baffert) 3-19-20 Umberto Rispoli166 17 MARATHON MARE IS SET FOR SANTA ANA 9 $706,665 22 Tiago Pereira129 11 $2,424,040 46% 12 John W. Sadler83 TrainerSts 20% Peter Miller73 24% 65% CHRB TELECONFERENCE SET FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 26The California Horse Racing Board will conduct a teleconference meeting 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 26. Consistent with the Governor’s recent Executive Order N-29-20, the meeting will be teleconference only and no physical location will be provided.The public is encouraged to participate in either of two ways: The webcast audio link on the CHRB website will continue to provide a way for the public to listen to the meeting. Furthermore, those wishing to speak during the meeting may dial 888-392-4564 and enter 6896291# when prompted. The operator will provide instructions to those wishing to speak on any agenda item.Note that for agenda item #17, Public Comment, each person will be limited to two minutes, and no further comments will be permitted after 30 minutes. The agenda and package of materials for this teleconference meeting are available on the CHRB website. Ruben Fuentes90 19 18 5 15 2nd ITM% 33 13 Win% 49% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 26 14 11 36 12% 48% 11% Joel Rosario145 Richard Baltas116 22 52% (Current Through Saturday, March 21) 23 21% 24% 19 $2,393,096 41 $576,941 Doug F. O’Neill107 FINISH LINES:  Department of Corrections–Contrary to what had been stated here regarding 9-year-old gelding Ashleyluvssugar running for the fourth time in yesterday’s Grade III San Luis Rey Stakes, this was not the first time a horse has appeared in the same Santa Anita stakes on four occasions.  Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman advises that a pair of Hall of Famers have completed the quad.  Ron McAnally’s John Henry, ran in two different stakes four times each and Buster Millerick’s Native Diver actually ran in the San Carlos Handicap five years in a row.  And a third horse, Bruce Headley’s Eclipse Award winning sprinter Kona Gold, ran in the Grade I Ancient Title Stakes (now Santa Anita Sprint Championship) a total of four times…Jonathan Hardoon with the Ragozin Sheets, reports Bob Baffert’s Charlatan earned an incredible 3 ½ “Sheet” number in winning a one mile allowance here on March 14 and that his stablemate Nadal earned an 11 in taking the Grade II Rebel Stakes on the same day…Baffert’s Authentic, winner of the Grade II San Felipe on March 7, drilled five furlongs over a fast main track yesterday morning in 1:01.80. 21 HESS HOPES FOR HIT WITH WOUND TIGHT $1,354,859 44% 36 41% 12% 23 11 16% 8 5 6 50% 16 12last_img read more

Everton aces unlikely to visit Gomes in hospital due to his ‘strong painkillers’

first_imgANDRE GOMES’ distraught Everton team-mates are unlikely to visit him in hospital because he will be on such a “strong dose of painkillers”.The medication Gomes will receive while being in for surgery will almost certainly mean he is not ready to see visitors, report The Athletic.3 It is unlikely that any of Gomes’ Everton team-mates will visit him in hospital todayCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Spurs’ Son Heung-min was inconsolable after the freak incidentCredit: ReutersToffees midfielder Gomes, 26, suffered a dislocated and broken right ankle after a coming together with Spurs’ Son Heung-min last night.The 78th-minute incident saw Son reduced to tears, team-mate Serge Aurier visibly distressed and Cenk Tosun trying to comfort his Goodison pal after hearing his screams.Gomes was rushed to Aintree hospital and he will have the operation to put his foot back in place today.But he will reportedly do so without the presence of his team-mates.The Athletic say it is “unlikely” any Everton stars will visit Gomes due to the strength of painkillers he will need.Instead, they have sent messages on social media wishing him a quick recovery.Fabian Delph said: “It is difficult to put into words how we feel.3 Gomes was rushed to Aintree HospitalCredit: Getty Images – Getty”Our thoughts are with Andre. He is one of our brothers. We will give him all our support.”England keeper Jordan Pickford said: “Thinking of you brother. We’re all here for you.”Hope to see you back on the pitch as soon as possible.”Lucas Digne posted on Twitter: “My brother everybody is with you. I know you are the beast and you come back stronger.”Son is said to have switched off his phone and gone straight home to his parents once the Spurs plane landed back at Stansted last night.Mauricio Pochettino revealed that Everton skipper Seamus Coleman, who suffered a similar injury in March 2017, consoled Son in their Goodison dressing room.latest football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitThe traumatised South Korean was initially going to be awarded a yellow for his challenge before referee Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red after seeing the damage caused by his challenge.Spurs are set to appeal Son’s red card with Pochettino slamming the “unbelievable” sending off.Dele Alli declared after the game that Son was struggling to lift his head up, but Poch has since said that the ex-Hamburg winger is now feeling better.Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to redlast_img read more

Chelsea set to face Barca and Spurs to get Valencia, say CL draw calculations

first_imgCHELSEA are most likely to face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16, according to the calculations.The Blues ended their group stage campaign with a 2-1 win over Lille  and 11 points – but still managed to only finish second in Group G.4 The permutations for the Champions League last 16 draw4 Chelsea are most likely to face Barcelona in the Champions League last 16Credit: ReutersFrank Lampard’s side must now face a team who finished top of their group.And the calculations say Chelsea have a 23.28 per cent shot of landing the La Liga champions – the highest chance of any team to face any other team in the entire draw.The Stamford Bridge side cannot face Liverpool or Manchester City – who topped their groups – as rules forbid teams from the same nation being drawn together at this stage of the competition.Chelsea also can’t face Valencia, as they were in the same group together – giving them just five options in the last 16.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneAlong with Barcelona, they could face Juventus (21.67 per cent), Bayern Munich (18.9 per cent), Paris Saint-Germain (18.18 per cent) or Red Bull Leipzig (17.98 per cent) – ensuring they have a tricky route to the quarter-finals.Meanwhile, Tottenham are most likely to land Valencia in the upcoming draw with a 22.61 per cent shot.Barcelona (22 per cent), Juventus (20.72 per cent), RB Leipzig (17.34 per cent) and PSG (17.33 per cent) complete their list.Amongst the other English teams, Premier League-leaders Liverpool are most likely to face Atletico Madrid – a 22.4 per cent likelihood.4MORE CHELSEA STORIESLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outPicturedBUL OVEREx-Chelsea man Bulka wrecks £200k Lamborghini in horror crash in Poland lockdownThe rampant Reds could also draw Real Madrid (21.58 per cent) Borussia Dortmund (20.62 per cent), Atalanta (18.44 per cent) or Lyon (16.97 per cent).Meanwhile, Man City are most likely to face Atleti too, also with a 22.4 per cent shot.Their numbers are identical to Liverpool for Real, Dortmund and Lyon – but they’re an 18.44 per cent shot to come up against Napoli.4Neymar wanted by Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool as trio join transfer battle for wantaway PSG starlast_img read more