Europe set for surprise return

first_img Sizing Europe has won Gowran’s PWC Champion Chase for the past three years. Speaking at Killarney on Thursday, de Bromhead said: “I ‘ve been saying all year that he’s been unbelievable form and the plan at the moment is that he’ll come back in training and go for the race in Gowran that he’s won for the last three years. “If he does give us any indication that he’s had enough, he’ll be retired straight away. We’ll leave it to the horse to tell us.” Press Association Trainer Henry de Bromhead has revealed multiple Group One-winning chaser Sizing Europe will return to training in the coming weeks with a view to running in the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park in early October.center_img The 12-year-old was last seen regaining his crown in the boylesports.com Champion Chase at the Punchestown Festival at the end of April, after which owner Alan Potts suggested time was likely to be called on his pride and joy’s glittering racing career amid emotional scenes in the winner’s enclosure. However, his retirement was never confirmed and the veteran is due to at least come back into work to see if the spark is still there. last_img read more

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FC Nordsjaelland release emotional farewell video for Kudus Mohammed

first_imgDanish Super Lig side, FC Nordsjaelland, have released an emotional farewell video tribute to former player Kudus Mohammed.The 19 year old, joined Dutch champions, Ajax Amsterdam, from FC Nordsjaelland for €9 million, after two seasons at the Danish side.The Ghana international will wear the number 20 jersey, and becomes Ajax’s first signing of the transfer window.FC Nordsjaelland posted the video on their official Twitter page on Thursday.last_img

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Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell OK with Rajon Rondo comparisons

first_imgEL SEGUNDO >> It’s been said before that Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell might be the next Rajon Rondo, and if that’s the case, it’s just fine with Russell.The L.A. rookie and the Sacramento Kings guard share a hometown, Louisville, and a high school basketball coach, but Russell would like to share some of the same intangible qualities that have made Rondo what he is today. “That edge about him,” Russell said Tuesday afternoon after practice. “A lot of guys don’t really like him, a lot of coaches don’t really like him, but he still finds a way to win. If that’s what it takes to be a winner in the league, I think I’m going to follow that path.”While it might seem that there are plenty of other quality point guard role models in the NBA to choose from, Russell made it clear that it’s not the agitating qualities in Rondo that he admires. It’s the fact that he’s never veered from his identity. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Injury updateKobe Bryant didn’t practice Tuesday, but did come in for treatment. Coach Byron Scott said he will play Wednesday against Sacramento.Scott also said that Larry Nance Jr. (knee) is out for at least the next two games and they’ll re-evaluate his status this weekend. While that guarantees more time for Julius Randle for the next two games, Scott isn’t saying whether or not it will moving forward.“Like I said, Larry, I still look at as our starting power forward right now, but it’s great to have two young guys that you can kind of rely on,” Scott said. “That is definitely one of our stronger positions on our team when you have two guys like that. I’m not going to speculate if he’s going to start after Larry gets back or not; it depends on how long Larry is out and when he gets back. I just want Julius to continue to grow and to play the way he’s playing.”However, Scott did say that the more time Randle spends on the floor, the better he gets.“Julius, if he plays 20-25 minutes, he’s almost a walking double-double. He’s been able to do that all season long, coming off the bench or a starter. If he’s starting, obviously playing more minutes, but I think that’s definitely something that he can average over his career.”center_img As a young player, Russell wants to make sure he never veers from his own, either.“Just really being myself my whole career,” Russell said. “I don’t want to turn into somebody I’m not. I can control what I can control and that’s about it. I don’t really worry about those other things. Just trying to keep that positive mentality and being competitive.”Rondo has effectively rebounded from his disastrous last season with numbers that are up across the board. He’s still a dynamic threat on the floor, almost as dynamic as he was in Boston. Russell is familiar with Rondo’s tendencies from having played against him in high school, when Rondo would attend workouts to see former coach Doug Bibby. Russell knows he isn’t looking to shoot the jump shot, but he’s capable of opening up the game with just one make. Call it a pride thing and it’s a player thing, but Russell wants to go up against his fellow Louisville native just to prove he’s capable of living up to the billing of the “next Rondo.”“A lot of people have probably been feeding him my name growing up. We had the same high school coach, who I’m sure has been talking his ear off about me,” Russell said. “I haven’t really had the opportunity to prove myself, so anytime I go up against him, I just want to prove myself.”last_img read more

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