Maximum Security’s owners lose in court as they fight Kentucky Derby DQ

first_img“Kentucky’s regulations make clear that the disqualification is not subject to judicial review,” U.S. District Judge Karen E. Caldwell wrote, per the Courier Journal of Louisville, Ky.MORE: Maximum Security’s trainer says DQ was a ‘bad call’The stewards ruled that Maximum Security’s jockey, Luis Saez, interfered with other riders during the race. The second-place finisher, Country House, was awarded the victory and the $1.86 million winner’s share of the $3 million prize purse. The DQ was the first in the 145-year history of the race. Saez was suspended for 15 days, but the penalty remains under appeal, the Courier Journal reported. Maximum Security’s disqualification at the 2019 Kentucky Derby still stands.A federal judge in Kentucky on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the horse’s owners, Gary and Mary West, against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) that sought to overturn the decision made by stewards at Churchill Downs after the race on May 4. Attorneys for the Wests filed suit on May 14 after the owners lost an appeal to the KHRC, which said the stewards’ decision was final. The Wests claimed the disqualification process was “bizarre and unconstitutional” and based on insufficient evidence.”(T)he disqualification procedure does not implicate an interest protected under the Due Process Clause of the U.S. Constitution,” Caldwell wrote.The Wests can appeal Caldwell’s ruling to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati.last_img read more

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Wellington Humane Society needs dry kitten food; many kittens available

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Mariah · 204 weeks ago I really hope people step up and help these babies. I will be definitely donating by the end of the week! Good luck and hope all find great homes! We need to support our local humane society and animals here in Sumner county. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report— The Wellington Humane Society have a desperate need for donations of dry kitten food.  Donations may be dropped at Wheatland Services, 120 N. Washington Street, Wellington, KS.  The Wellington Humane Society also has a number of cats and kittens available for adoption. There are two black female mamas to be spayed as of September 20th and  6 black kittens, two of which are longer haired and four short-haired.  The Humane Society has an adult Siamese, spayed and declawed and very sweet looking for a new home.  Two older Tabby kittens and three younger tabbies.  Kittens have a rehoming fee of $10 with a signed contract to have spayed or neutered at 6 months of age.  All are litter-trained, tame and ready for new homes!Please consider adopting a pet in need.  Please contact Phyllis Todd with any questions or requests regarding adoptions at 620-399-8552.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Marlon Humphrey uses ‘choke’ to describe Ravens after divisional playoff upset loss

first_imgRavens cornerback Marlon Humphrey had harsh words for his team after a second consecutive one-and-done exit from the NFL playoffs.Humphrey told reporters after top-seeded Baltimore’s 28-12 upset loss to Tennessee on Saturday night that the team lacks the proper mindset to win in the postseason. “This team’s identity is to get to the playoffs and choke” -Marlon Humphrey 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/6GuUCFVq0y— Boo Boo Shoester (@FTBeard11) January 12, 2020Baltimore fell behind 14-0 in the first half and then trailed 28-6 in the fourth quarter of the AFC divisional round game. A late touchdown gave the Ravens slight hope of a comeback, but the Lamar Jackson-led offense stalled after that score.INSIDE RAVENS’ LOSS: How Titans pulled off upset | Offense needs adjustingJackson, the prohibitive favorite to be named NFL MVP for 2019, is now 0-2 in the playoffs. He was behind center as a rookie last January when the Ravens lost to the Chargers in the AFC wild-card round. “You’ve got to look yourself in the mirror, and I think this team right now, its identity is to get to the playoffs and choke,” the third-year pro said after the Ravens became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 6 seed since the Patriots lost to the Jets in 2011. last_img read more

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Raiders draft picks 2020: Who did Las Vegas take? Full list of NFL Draft selections

first_imgRaiders draft picks 2020: Who did Las Vegas pick?Round 1, Pick No. 12: Henry Ruggs III, WR, AlabamaRound 1, Pick No. 19: Damon Arnette, CB, Ohio StateRound 3, Pick No. 80: Lynn Bowden Jr., RB/WR, KentuckyRound 3, Pick No. 81: Bryan Edwards, WR, South CarolinaRound 3, Pick No. 100: Tanner Muse, S, ClemsonRound 4, Pick No. 109: John Simpson, G, ClemsonRound 4, Pick No. 139: Amik Robertson, CB, Louisiana TechWhen do the Raiders pick next?The Raiders are done in the 2020 NFL Draft, barring any trades to move back in on Saturday.RoundPick112119 (from Bears)380381 (from Bears)310041095139MORE: Read the latest NFL Draft news at SN’s draft HQRaiders NFL Draft needsWide Receiver: Even with the signing of Nelson Agholar and the hopefully healthy return of Tyrell Williams, those two are better suited as complementary pieces than true No. 1 targets. The Raiders need to take advantage of their two first-round picks and find someone who can be a long-term option, whether that’s CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy or Henry Ruggs III.Cornerback: The Raiders tried to get a true No. 1 corner to pair with Trayvon Mullen, but they missed out on Byron Jones, Chris Harris Jr. and Darius Slay and instead wound up with Eli Apple on a one-year deal. Apple’s still a young player who’s shown promising talent, but he’s also shown a concerning lack of discipline. Las Vegas may be better off biting on a high-potential corner in the first round to compete for a starting job.Defensive Line: Las Vegas did well to bring in a pair of solid interior pass rushers with Maliek Collins and Carl Nassib, but the front four could still use a little bit of versatility coming off the bench.Running Back: Josh Jacobs could use a little help as he had to carry a big load for the Raiders last season. Adding a younger big back would complement the group well and give Jon Gruden more to work with on offense.Offensive Line: Las Vegas is pretty solid up front as far as starters go, but there isn’t a lot of depth at tackle. Plus, there have been rumors that they might trade right guard Gabe Jackson, and left guard Richie Incognito is entering his age 37 season, so it wouldn’t hurt to start planning for the future and maintaining the quality they’ve established.Raiders mock draft 2020Here are the latest 2020 NFL Draft projections for the Raiders, according to Vinnie Iyer’s seven-round mock draft:RoundPickPlayerPositionSchool112CeeDee LambWROklahoma119Kristian FultonCBLSU380Jalen HurtsQBOklahoma381Netane MutiGFresno State391Darrell TaylorEDGETennessee4121A.J. DillonRBBoston College5159Markus BaileyLBPurdue The Raiders also filled a big need at cornerback in the first round, taking Damon Arnette out of Ohio State. SN’s Vinnie Iyer had that pick as a stretch with some other corners rated ahead of Arnette, but he’s a big physical corner who is quick in the short area.MORE 2020 NFL DRAFT:Full results | Team-by-team grades | Winners & losersLas Vegas continued to add receivers in the third round using back-to-back picks to take Lynn Bowden Jr. (Kentucky) and Bryan Edwards (South Carolina). Iyer wasn’t as high on Bowden Jr., who played QB, WR and RB in college and will likely figure to be a gadget player in the Raiders’ offense, but he gave Las Vegas an A for taking Edwards, a big, physicial possession receiver to complement Ruggs.The Raiders wrapped up their draft with a couple Clemson prospects in Tanner Muse (S/LB) and John Simpson (G) and another corner in Amik Robertson out of Louisiana Tech.The Raiders were able to get a lot of production out of their 2019 draft class, which included running back Josh Jacobs (242 carries, 1,150 yards and seven TDs), defensive end Maxx Crosby (10 sacks), cornerback Trayvon Mullen (one interception, 10 passes defended) and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (49 catches, 605 yards, four TDs). And while No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell had a slow start to the year, he started producing towards the end of the season and the Raiders still have high hopes for him.Here’s a look at where the Raiders’ picks in the 2020 NFL Draft: The Raiders took some steps forward in 2019, going from 4-12 the previous season to 7-9 in Jon Gruden’s second year as head coach thanks to a productive 2019 rookie class. After bringing in 11 new players via free agency and retaining five of their own free agents, they added seven players through the 2020 NFL Draft — all in the first four runs.Las Vegas made a splash in the first round by becoming the first team to take a receiver in the draft, selecting Henry Ruggs III out of Alabama. Ruggs’ selection was somewhat surprising; almost every mock draft had him among the top three receivers, but most had either his teammate Jerry Jeudy or Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb going first. Still, Ruggs fills a big need as a speedy receiver who can stretch the field and serve as the Raiders’ No. 1 target.last_img read more

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Ex-Wallaby disgusted by ARU

first_imgWest Australian Liberal senator Linda Reynolds’s motion was carried on Wednesday – a day after RugbyWA lost its battle in the NSW Supreme Court to retain the Western Force.Senator Reynolds was critical of the decision-making process used by the ARU to axe the Force, and also the governing body’s lack of transparency.The Community Affairs References Committee will put the ARU under the microscope and report by November 13.”As a stakeholder in rugby … I am disgusted at the lack of leadership sport has in Australia,” Welborn said.”The Super Rugby competition will be poorer for the absence of the Western Force.”Andrew Forrest has been quite public in saying he offered the ARU A$50 million (NZ$55m), and they turned him down. I was in the room. I was stunned.”I mean if that’s not a breach of director’s duties, I’d be surprised.”Welborn said the ARU’s decision to axe the Force was short sighted.”What the ARU have done is executed a rugby union. They’ve taken a side out and shot it in the head,” Welborn said.”And if you ask them, ‘What’s your plan for the Western Force?’ They don’t have one.”The plan is to take that $6 million and regurgitate it into the defunct unions they’re currently propping up on the east coast of Australia.”They have absolutely no plan whatsoever.”Welborn has joined forces with Forrest to launch a new Indo Pacific rugby competition.Exact details of the competition are yet to be revealed, but Welborn is confident it will be a success.The six-team competition could feature clubs from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, and New Zealand.Forrest is yet to decide whether to appeal the NSW Supreme Court’s decision to the High Court of Australia. Photo by: FAIRFAX  Caption :John Welborn has blasted the ARU leadership.last_img read more

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Gilas Pilipinas bows to Australia in Fiba World qualifiers

first_imgMOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US women end drought, beat Canada for gold in a shootout Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Gilas’ 30-25 advantage midway through the second quarter was its time to hold the lead as the Boomers went on a 12-2 run to cap off the first half and take a 37-32 lead heading into the break.Australia continued its dominance up until the fourth quarter and took a 70-49 lead with Matthew Hodgson capping off a 16-1 run for the Boomers at the 8:19 mark of the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGilas got hammered down in the post with Australia outrebounding the Filipinos 16-7 in the offensive glass and 50-30 in total.Free throws were also a concern for the Philippines, who played sans injured star guard Jayson Castro, as it went 7-of-19 from the line while Australia went 25-of-32. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Gilas Pilipinas vs Australia. Photo from Fiba.comThe Philippines had its unbeaten run snapped after bowing to the undefeated Australians, 84-68, in the group stages of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers Thursday.The Filipinos, who put on a tough stand early before breaking down, dropped to second at 2-1 in Group B while Australia seized the top spot with a 3-0 record.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings June Mar Fajardo, the only Filipino to finish in double figures, led Gilas with 15 points while Matthew Wright and Andray Blatche combined for 17 points.Australia had four players finish in double digits with Cameron Gliddon leading the Boomers with 16 points while John Brandt had 13.Mitchell Creek and Kevin Lisch rounded out the top scorers for Australia with 12 points apiece.Up next for Gilas Pilipinas is Japan on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Reopening of Kara Kara toll booth still on the cards – Linden Mayor

first_img…fees to be increased for out-of-town vehiclesWhile the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) is anticipating the re-opening of the Kara Kara toll booth to secure much-needed revenue, Mayor Carwyn Holland believes that the process is a slow one.Linden Mayor Carwyn HollandDuring an interview on Friday, Holland told this publication that several things needed to be put in place at the site which would have to be properly prepared, and the necessary infrastructure put in place before the toll booth comes back into play.The go-ahead, he said, has already been granted for this and work could now commence at the site. Apart from that, he said, a letter is expected to be sent to the relevant Minister; however, it cannot be forwarded without the Council’s seal. The Council’s logo, the Mayor informed this newspaper, has been changed and the letter has to feature the new seal. The Council, he said, is presently awaiting instructions from the Town Clerk, Jenella Bowen on acquiring a stamp so that the seal can be sent to Georgetown. He noted that there were some other things which had to be undertaken by the Town Clerk before moving forward.“I believe indeed it is stymieing and holding up the works that we want to do, to get on with,” Holland stated.The Mayor also sought to clear up the misconception of some residents that all vehicles traversing the route would be subjected to tolls.“I believe, in the meanwhile, there were lots of misconceptions being spewed out there…I just want to assure that the toll booth is set to bring in revenue for Linden, through persons who are utilising Linden and taking all of the benefits out of the town, such as businesses which are coming from out of town. For long, the local business people have been complaining that people are coming from out of town, set up shop in their vehicles and whatsoever and they are selling and affecting their business… So now, with the toll booth coming in, it creates for a level playing field where they’re going to be contributing as well to the township,” said Holland.With respect to all the vehicles having to pay tolls, the Mayor said: “They’re just rumours… that was never discussed in our statutory, there’s no cost, no discussion, nothing…it’s in the by-laws that there is certain things in terms of businesses and these heavy trucks using the roads and it’s a general law…There’s nothing for taxis, and there’s nothing for private vehicles…it’s for people selling…coming from town.”He added that there have been some changes, however, as it related to fees as he outlined that the previous fees were age old. This, he said, had been discussed during a meeting with the Linden Chamber of Commerce and Development and was agreed to by the parties involved. In one instance, he noted that there was a recommendation by the Chamber for one of the proposed fees to be further lowered which is expected to be discussed at a future meeting.“There were five changes…with the age old prices…there were five raised changes in five categories which we made, which we went through with the Chamber and they understood and accepted it,” Mayor Holland said.The Mayor added that the LM&TC, in keeping with inclusivity norms, has an open-door policy whereby anyone can schedule an appointment and meet with him to discuss relevant issues.last_img read more

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Premature twins incident being investigated – GPHC CEO

first_imgThe Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation has launched an investigation into a recent matter wherein twins were pronounced dead at the medical facility while one of them was still alive.Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, retired Brigadier George Lewis, told Guyana Times that all incidents which occur at the hospital are subjected to an investigation with a mindset of correcting any fault on the part of the hospital.“(For) every incident that occurs at the hospital, we do an investigation with a view to correct any deficiencies if (any) did occur,” Lewis briefly asserted. He, however, did not say anything on the status of the investigation.The twins were born to Bhagmattie Budram of Hope West, Enmore on Thursday last at about 11:00h, and one of the babies had died. However, both children were wrapped to be taken to the mortuary when the discovery was made by their grandmother that one of them was breathing.“She give birth to two babies on Thursday at around 11:00h, and then the nurse came out and told me that she was okay but the babies is not okay. I waiting to see her till 03:00h, and then they tell me that the babies dead. I went in to see them, and when I open the bag and touch them, the baby start moving and I tell the nurse,” Sahadeo said.The breathing baby who was initially pronounced deadEtwaroo explained that the nurses reportedly walked away when she informed them that one of her grandchild was alive. She said she pleaded with the nurses to equip the infant with an oxygen supply and place her in an incubator, but they allegedly did not budge. The child was left there until sometime later, when the other shift of nurses arrived to address the issue.Budram and the child remained at the hospital, and on Saturday at about 04:00h, relatives received a call, informing that the second child had died.This publication was told that documents provided by the hospital on Thursday stated that both babies were stillborn. The medical facility then provided subsequent documents for the second death on Friday, while requesting that the first set of documents be returned to the hospital.Earlier this week, Etwaroo disclosed that the family are planning to engage the medical facility to determine what exactly happened to the children. According to her, the family are still stunned at the events which unfolded.“We really want to know what happen. They never call us. We want to know why they didn’t put this baby in the incubator,” she explained.This incident follows a recent matter wherein three children succumbed after undergoing chemotherapy treatment at GPHC.The hospital later confirmed that doctors had administered the injections intravenously instead of by intrathecal administration.last_img read more

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Circumnavigation

first_imgThe 40-year-old carried his 26-foot yellow pedal craft the last few miles up the River Thames, pushing it across the Meridian Line at Greenwich, where his expedition began in 1994. “I’m overwhelmed,” Lewis told Sky News television after arriving. He struggled for words as he described his feelings at the close of an odyssey that took him around the globe, powered only by his arms and legs – on a bicycle, a pedal boat, a kayak and inline skates. “It’s been my life, for 13 years, I’ve put everything into this,” he said. “To be honest I didn’t know it was going to happen. There were many times in the trip where it should have failed.” Lewis was recruited by fellow adventurer Steve Smith, who first dreamed up the idea of going around the world using only human power in 1991. The pair had little experience at sea, but Lewis thought the prospect of hiking and biking across the world was “wildly romantic.” “The three and a half years the expedition was projected to take sounded like an acceptable amount of time to rejuvenate from the wearisome London scene without totally going AWOL,” Lewis wrote on the expedition’s Web site. By Raphael G. Satter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – He was hit by a car in Colorado, attacked by a crocodile in Australia, detained as a suspected spy in Egypt and survived illness and periods of despair. On Saturday, British adventurer Jason Lewis finally came home, completing a 13-year, 46,000-mile human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. Trouble began early. After two years of planning and fundraising, the pair set out in July 1994 only to get “horribly lost” on their way to the English coastal town of Rye, where their pedal boat was waiting. After crossing the English Channel to France and then cycling to Portugal, the pair pedaled their boat in shifts across the Atlantic Ocean, reaching Miami in February 1995. Along the way, they survived close encounters with a shrimping trawler, a whale and a giant wave that swept Smith overboard. By the time they reached America, the two adventurers had been cooped up in a broom closet-sized space for 111 days with little in the way of food, and their relationship had begun to deteriorate. They crossed the U.S. separately, with Lewis strapping on his inline skates for the 3,500-mile trip to San Francisco. It was on this leg of the journey that he was hit by a car in Pueblo, Colo., breaking both legs. He spent nine months recuperating. Smith and Lewis reunited in San Francisco and eventually pedaled from the Golden Gate Bridge to Hawaii, where the two split for good. Smith went on to write a book, Pedaling to Hawaii, while Lewis continued on to Australia. He biked across the Australian Outback, dodged supertankers in the Singapore straits and hiked the Himalayas. From Mumbai, India, he pedaled his boat across the Indian Ocean to Djibouti and made his way north by bicycle through Sudan and Egypt. Accidents and sickness dogged the trip. The collision in Colorado nearly cost Lewis his leg. The trip across the Pacific left him sore, inflamed and depressed. While kayaking across the Barrier Reef off Australia, he was attacked by a crocodile, which bit off a piece of his paddle. Local authorities were a problem, as well. Lewis logged “interesting experiences” with Alabama police and gun-wielding locals in the United States. He had to cycle through Tibet at night to avoid detection by Chinese roadblocks. And when he crossed into Egypt from Sudan, he was thrown in jail by the military on suspicion of being a spy. After his release from prison, he biked through the Sinai desert and across Jordan, Syria and Turkey. He then powered through Europe over the summer, arriving in Greenwich, in southeast London, to cheers from family, supporters and the Duke of Gloucester, the expedition’s British patron. Lewis broke the trip up into 16 legs and took breaks ranging from several weeks to several months in various parts of the world. He also picked up corporate sponsors for each leg of the trip, including sports clothing, gear and supplement companies; satellite phone and global positioning system firms; and M&M’s, which provided chocolate for the trip across the Pacific. Lewis said he hoped to use the expedition to raise funds for humanitarian causes and draw attention to environmental issues. He has already raised $66,000 for causes ranging from an orphanage in East Timor to kindergartens in Bangkok. “Instead of running away from England (as I think I was at the beginning) it is now more a question of riding forward on the back of ideas that I feel passionately about,” he wrote on his Web site in April.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Video: No wonder Liverpool decided not to sign this fella!

first_imgLiverpool may have had their issues in the goalkeeping department this season, but at least they didn’t have this fella between the sticks!Daniele Padelli had a spell on loan at Anfield in 2007, but the Reds rejected the opportunity to make the deal permanent.And it’s a good job by the looks of things…last_img

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