Neymar ‘preparing legal battle’ to quit PSG

first_imgNeymar is “preparing a legal battle” to quit Paris Saint-Germain — in a bid to force his dream move back to Barcelona.  PSG forward Neymar According to reports in Spain, the £198million man has had his legal team look into a move back to the Nou Camp. Such a move would put him on the warpath with the Parc des Princes top brass, who feel they have done everything they can to keep him happy. The world record Brazilian has been enjoying his mid-season holiday in his home country, where he has been at a resort on the Atlantic coast. He was part of a big New Year’s Eve party with friends, after going to a boat party earlier in the week. According to Sport, he is looking into a legal loophole that would allow him to break his contract with PSG because at the end of this season, a so-called ‘protected period’ on his deal expires.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MorePortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Best Cars Of All TimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… They claim there is a ‘fair cause’ argument to terminate the contract if he plays less than 10 percent of competitive minutes for PSG. Or he can essentially buy himself out of his contract — which cannot be done through a third party. Fifa would set the level of compensation PSG would be owed and any deal of this sort would have echoes of Antoine Griezmann’s buy-out of his contract at Atletico Madrid. Read Also:Barca to make attempt for Neymar from PSG in summer However, according to L’Equipe, Neymar is considering staying in the French capital, after enjoying some time off during the winter break. He has bagged five goals in his last five games for PSG and bosses have been delighted that he looks back to his best after two years of injury woes.last_img read more

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SHAM STAKES QUOTES

first_imgPETER MILLER, CALCULATOR, WINNER; ROCK SHANDY, SECOND; AND ST. JOE BAY, FOURTH: “I was trying to watch all of them, and I thought I could run one, two, three for a minute, but they ran one, two, four, so it wasn’t bad at all.“I was very concerned (with where Calculator was on the first turn), because it looked like five or six of them were sending, and I said, ‘Oh, no. We’re going to be 10-wide,’ but he (Elvis Trujillo) saw the same thing and he adjusted and brought him back into maybe the three or four path. We had a wide trip, but there’s less trouble out wide.“I didn’t expect him to be this good (today). I was hoping he was good enough to win at 90 percent (fitness). The water gets deeper from here on out, so we’re going to have to step up our game and move forward off of this one.“We’ll see how the horse comes out, but I wouldn’t rule out coming back in a month in the Lewis (Grade II, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 7). The timing of it is good and when my horses are good, I like to run them. He’s good right now so I’m going to run him.”Asked if the Santa Anita Derby (April 4) would be a long-range goal if all goes well: “That makes a lot of sense right now, but I’ll get with Mr. Pell (owner, see note below) and we’ll kind of map things out.”On Rock Shandy: “Super. Really pleased with how Rock Shandy ran. I think he’s just getting better and better. He had an inside trip and took a lot of dirt. For his first race on the dirt I was really pleased.” JOCKEY QUOTES VICTOR ESPINOZA, ROCK SHANDY, SECOND: “He went very nice. I think he’s going to be a nice colt; he’s still trying to figure it out, he’s still green. I think he’ll be better on the dirt rather than the turf. The way he works in the morning, I’ve always been very impressed. As a colt, he may be a late learner. It was a big step for him today.”TRAINER QUOTES -30-center_img             ELVIS TRUJILLO, CALCULATOR, WINNER: “It was a perfect trip. I went wide because I’d rather go wide than be in between horses, or caught inside. I wanted a clean trip. He did it very easy today. Stretching out will be no problem for him; he’s very good.” NOTES: The winning owner is Richard Pell of Rye, N.Y. The winning horse receives 10 qualifying points towards determining the field for the May 2 Kentucky Derby if more than 20 enter. Second is worth four points, third, two, and fourth, one point.last_img read more

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NEWCOMER STELLAR WIND MUCH BEST IN GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL; SADLER TRAINEE MARCHES TO 2 ¾ LENGTH WIN UNDER ESPINOZA

first_imgVIRGINIA-BRED FILLY BY CURLIN PICKS UP 50 KENTUCKY OAKS QUALIFYING POINTS ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2015)–A one mile maiden winner on Dec. 18 at Laurel Park in Maryland, Stellar Wind burst upon the Southern California racing scene on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she motored to an impressive 2 ¾ length win in the Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes under Victor Espinoza. Trained by John Sadler and owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, she swung four-wide turning for home and easily bested favored Light the City while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.16.“John told me to come and work her so I could know her well,” said Espinoza. “I like her, she’s so smooth and the way she worked was so nice…I wanted to break and let her do whatever she wanted to do. I didn’t want to irritate her, just make her happy…They were walking up front so I had to press the pace by the three-eighths pole. She was just waiting for me to command her. I knew I could just shake the reins at her and she would just go. I think farther would be better for her.”Breaking from the far outside in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies, Stellar Wind relaxed well but raced wide throughout behind fractions of 23.99, 48.63, 1:13.06 and 1:36.94. Off at 7-1, she paid $16.00, $8.60 and $5.20. A Virginia-bred daughter of Curlin, she got her second win in only her third career start. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she nearly tripled her earnings to $87,200.“She’s trained really, really well,” said Sadler. “When she got here, her hair was about this long (holding his hands about four inches apart). It was so cold in Maryland, I think she was glad to get out here in this good weather.”When asked if the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks (1 1/16 miles on April 4) might be a consideration for Stellar Wind, Sadler replied, “That would be a logical spot at this point…I think she’s going to be better at a mile and an eighth, a mile and a quarter.”One of three Jerry Hollendorfer entrants, Light the City, who came off a second place finish in the Grade I, one mile Las Virgenes on Jan. 31, sat second throughout under Kent Desormeaux at 2-1 and paid $3.60 and $2.40.“We were similar in placement today to the Las Virgenes, but it was a completely different race,” said Desormeaux. “We were crawling today and really sprinted to the wire…She was full of run under the wire, but she had one that out-sprinted her. She’s obviously very good.”Hollendorfer’s Glory, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, sat third into and around the far turn and was unable to improve her position, finishing third at 5-1 and returning $3.20 to show.Hollendorfer ended up finishing two, three, four, as his Achiever’s Legacy, ridden by Gary Stevens, made a menacing move turning for home but had to settle for fourth, three quarters of a length behind Glory.Stellar Wind picked up 50 qualifying points for the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Kentucky Oaks (to be run May 1), while the second, third and fourth place finishers each received 20, 10 and five respectively.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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