Weir said that he would "put some money on the bar at Ascot because it's been a fantastic day and for me a great break". However, for Weir, it was a day of mixed fortunes, as he was notified early on Saturday morning that his runners to the rich Pakenham Cup meeting were in doubt of starting after the float they were travelling in broke down on the way to the track.
"The honeymoon stage is over. It's time to play some real ball and be physical, especially in the trenches. Giving up 78 points (in the paint) is ridiculous. We've got to man up. Everybody." James manned up to the tune of 27 points and 13 assists, a championship-level performance on a night when he showed up dressed as a World Series champion: He arrived at the arena in a Cubs uniform to honor a World Series bet with buddy Wade.
Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend accused his players of lacking effort following the defeat by Munster. Munster led 13-3 before Warriors got going; leading briefly before a late Ian Keatley drop-goal gave the visitors the 16-15 Pro12 win at Scotstoun. A missed conversion proved crucial as Keatley put the ball through the posts in the final five minutes, leaving Warriors fifth in the league table before Saturday's matches.
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti heaped praise on Thomas Muller for his intelligent performance against Mainz on Friday. Ancelotti singled out the star after he helped four-time defending Bundesliga champions Bayern to a 3-1 comeback at Opel Arena. Muller set up Arjen Robben for Bayern's second goal of the night as Die Roten moved level atop the table with RB Leipzig due to play Schalke on Saturday.
There was grand news out of Lynchburg, Va., last week: Liberty University announced that it had hired Ian McCaw, a "godly man of excellent character," as its athletic director. This did not please Liberty's students, who are expected to abide by the Liberty Way, which sets strict personal guidelines including, but not limited to, no NC-17 movies, no face piercings, no naughty music, and absolutely no canoodling, such as hanging out alone with a person of the opposite sex.
Here is the line Rangers coach Alain Vigneault drives home as often as possible -- with his team, with the media, with anyone who will listen. But to drive home his point about competitive parity, Vigneault used none other than the Islanders, his cross-river rival that just spent the past two days digging themselves out of last-overall in the NHL standings by beating the Penguins at home and the Capitals in Washington.
In 2001 Koeman took over as Ajax manager and quickly placed his trust in a 19-year-old Ibrahimovic, who had been marginalised by his predecessor Co Adriaanse. Together the pair claimed two Eredivisie titles and a KNVB Cup, Koeman's first silverware as a coach and the first of many successes during Ibrahimovic's playing career.
Asian champions India has been clubbed alongside arch-rivals Pakistan in the same pool in the men's Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final 2017 to be held here. The HWL Semi-Final, a qualifying event for the 2018 World Cup, will be held from June 15 to 25 June at Lee Valley's Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and will feature 10 of the world's best men's hockey teams.
Last week the UFC announced that McGregor relinquished his 145-pound title, which then made Jose Aldo the new undisputed champion while Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis prepared to fight for a new interim belt at UFC 206 in Toronto. "That belt's sitting in my home right now. I'm still the two-weight world champion. Someone's got to come take that off me. I see articles. I see stuff online, but I don't see the belt not in my presence. "The belt is right there.
The centre-back's imposed exile from the Reds' first-team for disciplinary reasons is set to continue after the German stated "nothing has changed" Mamadou Sakho's career at Liverpool appears to be over after manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the defender is not part of his first-team plans. The former Paris Saint-Germain centre-back was then sent home from a pre-season tour of the United States, with Klopp revealing Sakho had nearly missed their flight to San Francisco, missed a training session and was late for a team meal.
Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero both sit on 10 goals for the season ahead of their sides' Premier League showdown on Saturday. Costa has also won more than twice as many aerial duels (25%) than Aguero (12%) and six times (36) as many free-kicks than his fomer Atletico Madrid team-mate (6).
A group of European media outlets on Friday published what it claims are details of tax arrangements made by several top soccer players and coaches, including Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil. "Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are in compliance with their fiscal obligations in Spain and in the United Kingdom," said the statement by Mendes' company Gestifute, which was released Thursday after a report in Spain accusing Ronaldo of wrongdoing.