WINNIPEG, Canada (CMC):Jamaican jockey Dale Nelson made two bold statements at Northlands Park Saturday when he snatched the CAN$50,000 Sonoma Stakes and $53,330 Sun Sprint Championship Stakes on the 13-race Derby Day card.Nelson scored by 5-1/4 lengths in the Sonoma in race three with the three-year-old bay filly Hero’s Amor, before returning in race 10 to win the Sun Sprint by half-length with 17-1 outsider Clear the Runway.In the feature $200,000 Canadian Derby in race 12, Nelson finished second aboard 9-1 chance Witt Six, as 3-1 chance Academic reached the wire first by eight lengths. The favourite, Blue Dancer, with Barbadian Rico Walcott aboard, was a disappointing fifth.Going a mile and 16th in the Sonoma, Nelson tracked from second with Hero’s Amor, as Eustacia set the pace with quick fractions of 22.62 for the quarter and 46.22 for the half. Nelson brought Hero’s Amor to challenge on the final turn, picked up the lead in the lane before getting the filly to the finish 5-1/4 lengths clear, to dismiss the three-year-old fillies.In a 6-1/2 furlong sprint in the Sun Sprint, Nelson brought Clear the Runway from last to beat the three-year-olds and upward by half length. Red Red Rose set the pace through the first quarter with 22.21, before Brackendale came to challenge and battled into the stretch.Almost last heading into the lane, Nelson brought the six-year-old bay gelding with a strong run along the rails to clinch a narrow victory ahead of Tiny Giant.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours SPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAustin Rivers scored 16 points for Los Angeles in his first game back from a right ankle injury.Bradley and especially Harris received ovations from the Detroit crowd when they were introduced in the starting lineup, but when the teams came out for the opening tip, there wasn’t anything too unusual in terms of pregame greetings. In fact, Griffin and Bradley were hit with simultaneous technical fouls in the first quarter after battling for rebounding position. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Pistons: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin (23) blocks a shot by Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Lou Williams scored 26 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers handed former teammate Blake Griffin his first loss with Detroit, beating the Pistons 108-95 on Friday night.It was a bit of an off night for Griffin, who scored 19 points but shot 7 of 19 from the field. The whole Detroit team faded down the stretch. The Pistons led 80-77 after three quarters but scored only 15 points in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Detroit had won five in a row, with Griffin playing in four of those games.Tobias Harris scored 12 points and Avery Bradley had 10. They were the key players the Clippers acquired in last week’s deal that sent Griffin to Detroit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Korver drops 30, James posts triple-double as Cavs top Hawks After the game, Griffin headed straight toward the locker room and did not stick around to commiserate on the court.BIG MENAndre Drummond of the Pistons and DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers came into the game ranked 1-2 in the NBA in rebounding. They matched each other with 17 rebounds apiece.TIP-INSClippers: G Milos Teodosic (right foot) missed the game. … Los Angeles has won 11 of its last 15.Pistons: Jameer Nelson and James Ennis, who were acquired in trades Thursday, did not play. Ennis was not able to make it to Detroit because of snowy weather in Michigan.UP NEXTClippers: Visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT View comments