Chicago Sun-Times : 2020-08-27

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39 | The Hardest-Working Paper in America | Thursday, August 27, 2020 | BY THE NUMBERS ON THE AIR TODAY The Pick: #1 Never Have I Ever (E) (Speed) Led from the start to win his latest over 5-furlongs here two weeks ago in his first start since being claimed by Brittany Vanden Berg. Son of excellent turf sprint sire No Nay Never has a record of 10-4-1-0 on grass and Vanden Berg has been winning with 44% of her runners that won last time out. Gelding figures to be sent early again with Emigh remaining aboard. AUTO RACING 9 p.m. NHRA: 4:55 a.m. (Fri.) Formula One: The Pro Mod Series, Lucas Oil Raceway (delay) Practice 1 FS2 ESPN2 THE ODDS 4TH | $13,800, CLAIMING $5,000, ABOUT 5 FURLONGS (TURF) 12th 3 Woodside Datendiva 4 McLass 7 Flagman 13th 2 Hot Mess Express 4 Dp Spookytoot­h 9 Sassy Cindy 14th 2 Readyforth­eladys 3 Midnight Mood 6 Hoosier Shark WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 10-day IL. Optioned 3B Carter Kieboom to alternate training site. BASEBALL P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds BY PREGAME.COM 4:25 a.m. KBO: 2 p.m. MLB: 5:30 p.m. MLB: 4:25 a.m. (Fri.) KBO: Kiwoom at Lotte ESPN2 Pirates at Cardinals or Mariners at Padres (3 p.m.) MLB Phillies at Nationals or Athletics at Rangers Fox-32 KTatLG ESPN2 1 Cook Memories (IN) N Meza DRReid 3/1 2 Bit Money (IL) J Tavares C H Silva 6/1 3 Fort Marsh (IL) E Perez R Aguilar 6/1 4 Little Snip (FL) S Uske R Hutchinson 4/1 5 Tinderella (KY) C J Ulloa F Bahena 15/1 6 R Marie (AR) J E Felix T H Swearingen 8/1 7 Hey Hey (KY) C Roman B Candelas 9/2 8 Logi (IL) C Roberts R J Salvino 20/1 9 Dance (FL) C A Emigh R A Brueggeman­n 8/1 10 Countess St Michel (IL) F Giles K R Spanabel 20/1 The Pick: #1 Cook Memories (D) (Stalker) Faced slightly better when weakening to finish fourth over one mile in her latest here this month in her first start since being claimed by David Reid. 5-year-old has won one of three career starts on grass and Reid won with one of his last three runners second off the claim. Mare can be in good position from the start with Meza retaining the mount. FOOTBALL MLB National Football League Thursday CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed WRs Cam Phillips and Darrell Stewart. Waived CB Derek Thomas. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed S Maurice Smith. Waived K Tristian Vizcaino. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Claimed WR Damion Willis off waivers from Cincinnati. INDIANAPOL­IS COLTS — Signed TE Dominique Dafney. Waived RB Bruce Anderson III. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Claimed RB Salvon Ahmed off waivers from San Francisco. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed LB David Reese II. Waived S Brian Cole II. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Activated RB Sony Michel from the PUP list. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Waived DB Tino Ellis. NEW YORK JETS — Waived S Anthony Cioffi. PHILADELPH­IA EAGLES — Signed CB Trevor Williams and DT T.Y. McGill. Waived LB Dante Olson. Placed TE Josh Perkins on injured reserve. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed RB Jeremy McNichols. Waived LB Khaylan KearseThom­as and RB Cameron Scarlett. THURSDAY’S WOODBINE/MOHAWK PICKS National League LINE UNDERDOG BASKETBALL NBA Western First Round: NBA Eastern Semifinals: WNBA: WNBA: NBA Western First Round: WNBA: FAVORITE LINE at Arizona at New York at Washington at Milwaukee Los Angeles at St. Louis at St. Louis -155 OFF -190 -130 -240 -175 -188 Colorado +145 Miami OFF Philadelph­ia +175 Cincinnati +120 at San Francisco+220 Pittsburgh +163 Pittsburgh +173 Post time 6 p.m. 1st 1 Wildcat Victoria 10 Marvelous Kiss 8 Shes A Sassy Beach 2nd 3 Lucky Rascal 2 Full Of Muscles 1 On A Streak 3rd 3 Bettor At Hightide 4 Casons Kennedy 5 Sirjamesth­egreat 4th 8 Imextraspe­cial 1 Donna Soprano 3 Pixies Lady 5th 7 Lenlo Park 6 Fear The Shadow 5 Saulsbrook Kaisen 6th 7 Dicentra 1 Midnight Miracle 4 Spruce Creek 7th 7 Mack 6 Beach Demon 1 Solid Man 8th 4 Macho Martini 5 Tokyo Seelster 6 Locatelli 9th 9 Major Muscle 8 St James Gate 2 Gold Edition 10th 7 Highmoon Sunshine 6 Lydi Lula Belle 5 Miss Rockadali 11th 7 Buckeye Starlet 2 What A Rush 5 Magical Winner K 3 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. 9 p.m. Nuggets vs. Jazz, Game 6 Celtics vs. Raptors, Game 1 ESPN ESPN ESPN2 CBSSN Clippers vs. Mavericks, Game 6ESPN CBSSN Sky vs. Fever Wings vs. Liberty American League LINE UNDERDOG Aces vs. Storm FAVORITE LINE FOOTBALL at Toronto at Tampa Bay Minnesota Oakland -185 -185 -179 -185 Boston Baltimore at Detroit at Texas +170 +170 +167 +170 4 a.m. AFL: 4:30 a.m. (Fri.) AFL: West Coast at Richmond Geelong at Western FS2 FS2 5TH | $12,000, CLAIMING $4,000, 1 & 1/16 MILES (ALL WEATHER TRACK) Interleagu­e LINE UNDERDOG GOLF FAVORITE LINE P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds at San Diego -213 Seattle +193 6 a.m. 9 a.m. Noon 2 p.m. EPGA Tour: EPGA Tour: Korn Ferry: PGA Tour: ISPS Handa UK Championsh­ip, First Round ISPS Handa UK Championsh­ip, First Round Korn Ferry Tour Championsh­ip, First Round The BMW Championsh­ip, First Round TGC TGC TGC TGC 1 Lady Warrior (KY) A Ortiz H E Lynch 15/1 2 Rejoice an Be Glad (OK) E Thurman R Thurman 12/1 3 Straight Up Smarty (IL) C Roman L Rivelli 4/1 4 Oriental Lady (FL) J E Felix M Perez 20/1 5 Sky Freak (KY) C A Emigh I Mason 5/2 6 Little Chick (FL) J Rodriguez E W Hughes 30/1 7 Of Note (KY) J Loveberry L Rivelli 8/5 8 Angel’s Run (FL) J Diego R Thurman 15/1 9 Retro Street (KY) V Santiago R B Hess, Jr. 6/1 The Pick: #7 Of Note (D) (Speed) Likely needed his latest when fading to finish unplaced after leading early facing better over 7-furlongs in her latest here this month being her first start in nearly a year. Dark bay has won three of five starts on this Polytrack and has a record of 11-6-2-2 at this distance. Trainer Rivelli wins with 31% of his runners second off a layoff and mare can be the one to catch with Loveberry up. NBA Thursday LINE O/U FAVORITE UNDERDOG Utah LA Clippers Toronto 2 (220½) 10 (238) 2 (216) Denver Dallas Boston HOCKEY Stanley Cup Second Round: Stanley Cup Second Round: HOCKEY 6 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Flyers vs. Islanders, Game 3 NBCSN G. Knights vs. Canucks, Game 3 NBCSN NHL — Sanctioned the Arizona Coyotes for violating the NHL’s Combine Testing Policy during the 2019-20 season, directing the forfeiture of the Club’s 2nd-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and 1st-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft. NHL Thursday LINE UNDERDOG HORSE RACING FAVORITE LINE TENNIS Noon NYRA: Saratoga Live, Saratoga Race Course FS2 Vegas -190 Vancouver +175 SOCCER SOCCER Canadian Premier League: DEALS WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN United Soccer League 6:45 p.m. Island Games: Cavalry vs. OttawaFS2 USL CHAMPIONSH­IP — Suspended FC Tulsa M Fabian Bastidas for one game following his red card for violent conduct in an Aug. 22 match against San Antonio FC. Suspended FC Tulsa M Eric Bird for one game following his two cautionabl­e offenses in an Aug. 22 match against Sporting Kansas City. Suspended Loudoun United D Nelson Martinez for one game for his two cautionabl­e offenses in an Aug. 19 match against Pittsburgh Riverhound­s FC. Suspended OKC Energy FC head coach John Pascarella for one game following a violation of the league’s return-to-play protocol in an Aug. 22 match against Austin Bold. Suspended Rio Grande Valley FC head coach Gerson Echeverry for one game following a violation of the league’s return-to-play protocol in an Aug. 22 match against Austin Bold. Suspended Union Omaha G Rashid Nuhu for one game following his red card for violent misconduct during an Aug. 23 match against North Texas SC. Suspended South Georgia M Tristan DeLoach for one game following his red card for serious foul play during an Aug. 22 match against Chattanoog­a Red Wolves. Suspended Forward Madison FC M Josiah Trimmingha­m for one game following his red card for two cautionabl­e offenses during an Aug. 19 match against Union Omaha. Wednesday TENNIS 6TH | $15,000, STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING $8,000 – $5,000, 1 MILE (TURF) BASEBALL At USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center 10 a.m. 11 a.m. ATP/WTA: ATP/WTA: The Western and Southern Open, Semifinals­ESPN2 The Western and Southern Open, Doubles TENNIS American League New York BOSTON RED SOX — Sent LHP Stephen Gonsalves and RHP Mike Shawaryn outright to alternate training site. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Recalled RHP Mike Clevinger from alternate training site. Optioned C Beau Taylor to alternate training site. HOUSTON ASTROS — Optioned RHP Humberto Castellano­s to alternate training site. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Activated RHP Jakob Junis from 10 day-IL. Optioned RHP Chance Adams to alternate training site. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Jaime Barria and 2B Luis Rengifo to alternate training site. NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Albert Abreu from alternate training site. Acquired C Rob Brantly from San Francisco in exchange for cash considerat­ions. Sent C Rob Brantly to alternate training site. Sent RHP Albert Abreu to alternate site. OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Transferre­d RHP Burch Smith from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. SEATTLE MARINERS — Transferre­d RHP Carl Edwards and LHP Taylor Guibeau from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Placed LHP Jalen Beeks on the 60-day IL. Selected the contract of LHP Ryan Sherriff from alternate training site. TEXAS RANGERS — Activated RHP Nick Goody from the 10-day IL. Optioned RHP Ian Gibaut to alternate training site. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Activated OF Derek Fisher from the 10-day IL. Recalled RHP Sean Reid-Foley from alternate training site. Optioned LHP Travis Bergen and RHP Sam Gaviglio to alternate training site. P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Honest to Goodness (KY) F Giles C H Silva 8/1 2 McHenry (IL) E Perez M L Reavis 4/1 3 Giacallure (MD) C A Emigh M Boyce 8/1 4 Lemon Blitz (NY) C Roman C Banks 8/1 5 High On Sugar (KY) J Tavares L M Slager 5/1 6 You Split Tens (IL) J E Lopez C M Block 10/1 7 Big Money Machine (KY) J E Felix D H Hinsley 9/2 8 Creative Courage (KY) C Roberts J Tooley 15/1 9 River Evangelist (KY) J Loveberry L Rivelli 3/1 The Pick: #9 River Evangelist (U) (Closer) Made it two wins at the meet when rallying from off the pace over the course and distance three weeks ago in his second start after a four-month break. Son of Tapit has now won five of 11 career starts on grass and trainer Rivelli wins with 34% that won last time out and with 30% third time off a layoff. Gelding can be along from off the pace with Loveberry retaining the mount. Purse: $4,222,190 TODAY’S ARLINGTON LINE Surface: Hardcourt outdoor NEW YORK (AP) — Results Wednesday from Western & Southern Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (seedings in parenthese­s): Post time: 2:05 p.m. Men’s Singles 1ST | $33,600, ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING $62,500, 1 & 1/16 MILES (TURF) Quarterfin­als Roberto Bautista-Agut (8), Spain, def. Daniil Medvedev (3), Russia, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. JanLennard Struff, Germany, 6-3, 6-1. Stefanos Tsitsipas (4), Greece, def. Reilly Opelka, United States, 5-6, ret. Milos Raonic, Canada, def. Filip Krajinovic, Serbia, 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-5. P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 What’s Up Dude (IL) E Perez M J Cristel 2 Devileye (IL) C Roman M Boyce 3 Memory Bank (IL) COrm S Manley 4 Cammack (IL) J E Lopez C M Block 5 Changi (LA) C J Ulloa J M Dolan 6 Sir Anthony (IL) J Loveberry A Mitchell 7 Blue Sky Kowboy (IL) C A Emigh M Boyce The Pick: #7 Blue Sky Kowboy (E) (Closer) Made progress to finish third in his latest over one mile at Tampa in late-May in his second start of the year. Trainer Boyce wins with 10% of her runners that have not raced for 90+ days and chestnut owns a record of 11-3-5-1 on this turf. Gelding has been working forwardly and can be along from off the pace with Emigh taking the mount. 6/1 8/1 3/1 7/2 6/1 5/1 7/2 7TH | $12,000, CLAIMING $4,000, 6 FURLONGS (ALL WEATHER TRACK) Women’s Singles Quarterfin­als P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds Elise Mertens (14), Belgium, def. Jessica Pegula, United States, 6-1, 6-3. Naomi Osaka (4), Japan, def. Anett Kontaveit (12), Estonia, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5. Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, def. Ons Jabeur, Tunisia, 7-6 (9), 6-2. Johanna Konta (8), Britain, def. Maria Sakkari (13), Greece, 6-4, 6-3. 1 Edisto Island (KY) C Roman DRReid 12/1 2 American Biz (KY) N Meza DRReid 8/1 3 Lady Express (NJ) C Roberts W E Morey 4/1 4 Kenai Cool (KY) J E Felix E Rodriguez 9/2 5 Kiana’s Love (KY) C A Emigh B A Vanden Berg 7/2 6 Boohoo Sue (IL) J Tavares J M Watkins 15/1 7 Rachelgots­tephen (IL) V Santiago F J Kirby 10/1 8 Hal’s Mischief (KY) C J Ulloa R Aguilar 20/1 9 My Idol (FL) J Loveberry M Perez 10/1 10 Love Broke Thru (IN) E Perez A J Granitz 4/1 The Pick: #5 Kiana’s Love (D) (Stalker) Was claimed by Brittany Vanden Berg when fading to finish sixth after pressing the early pace over 5-furlongs on grass in her latest last month in her first start since May. Vanden Berg won with 7 of her last 11 runners first time off the claim and daughter of Can the Man has a record of 3-1-1-0 on all-weather tracks. COLLEGE HAMPTON UNIVERSITY — Named Keith Coutreyer men’s basketball assistant coach. 2ND | $12,600, CLAIMING $5,000, 6 FURLONGS (ALL WEATHER TRACK) HARNESS RACING Men’s Doubles BY PETER GALASSI Wager at home with Wager.ClubHawtho­ P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds Quarterfin­als 1 I Don’t Want to Go (IL) J Rodriguez A Meraz 2 Rare Action Attack (IL) J Loveberry V Childers 3 Sharpertha­nme (NY) J E Lopez L P Davis 4 Amazing Annie (IL) A Ortiz M McMillen 5 Detour (IL) C Roman R Aguilar 6 Godsgift (KY) E Perez J Zawitz 7 Rangoon Attack (IL) C A Emigh V Childers 8 Lady Magna (KY) J E Felix M Perez The Pick: #8 Lady Magna (E) (Stalker) Cuts back in distance off a fading fourth place finish after being involved early over one mile at this level in her first start on this main track and second start for trainer Perez. Dark bay has won one of five career starts and Perez wins with 20% of his runners going from a route to a sprint. Mare can be in good position from the start with Felix remaining aboard. 6/1 8/1 9/2 10/1 4/1 5/1 10/1 5/2 Austin Krajicek and Steve Johnson, United States, def. Horia Tecau, Romania, and JeanJulien Rojer, Netherland­s, 6-4, 7-5. Pablo Carreno Busta, Spain, and Alex de Minaur, Australia, def. Nikola Mektic, Croatia, and Wesley Koolhof (8), Netherland­s, 7-5, 6-7 (6), 10-7. Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski, Britain, def. Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies (6), Germany, 4-6, 6-1, 10-8. Rajeev Ram, United States, and Joe Salisbury (3), Britain, def. Marcel Granollers, Spain, and Horacio Zeballos (5), Argentina, 7-5, 7-6 (8). THURSDAY’S HOOSIER PARK PICKS National League Post time 5:30 p.m. 1st 2 Always Be With You 8 Theraputic 4 Roma Hall 2nd 2 Bc Octane 4 Mrs Browns Boy 8 Steppin Hurry 3rd 4 Ollie Rockin 5 Roll Em 6 Play Me Rock 4th 5 Well Wishers 9 Allspeedal­lthetime 4 Demi Ivy 5th 5 Townline Big Rigs 2 Royal Rocks 8 Just Wanna Roll 6th 1 Roll With Delight 9 I Like Your Tailor 5 Dancin Anna 7th 9 Lady In Fashion 4 Elegant Virgin 3 Odds On Dead Heat 8th 8 Serene Hall 7 Golden Girl 9 Mjg Captainchu­ckie 9th 4 Somethingb­eautiful 7 Gd Rockin Kay 6 Osiris Lil Sis 10th 3 High Gear No Fear 8 Bluebird Deacon 5 Beabob’s Boss 11th 2 Roll To The Beach 5 Express All That 9 Rockinstor­m ATLANTA BRAVES — Recalled C Alex Jackson from alternate training site. CINCINNATI REDS — Activated RHP Pedro Strop from the 10-day IL and designated him for assignment. Optioned RF Travis Jankowski to alternate training site. Selected the contract of SS Jose Garcia from alternate training site. MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned LHPs Daniel Castano and Josh D. Smith to alternate training site. Recalled LHP Brandon Leibrandt from alternate training site. Placed OF Magneuris Sierra on the 10-day IL retroactiv­e to Aug. 24. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Released 2B Brock Holt. NEW YORK METS — Optioned C Patrick Mazeika to alternate training site. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Acquired LHP Austin Davis from Philadelph­ia for a player to be name later and cash considerat­ions. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Selected the contract of OF Joey Rickard from alternate training site. Optioned RHP Shaun Anderson to alternate training site. Designated RHP Dereck Rodriguez for assignment. 8TH | $14,400, CLAIMING $6,250, ABOUT 5 FURLONGS (TURF) P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Flyingbyu (KY) F Giles C E Bigelow 2 R H Smoakem (KY) A Ortiz I Mason 3 Offlee Fun (IN) COrm R Aguilar 4 Club Soda (KY) J E Felix E Rodriguez 5 No Cents Left (KY) E Perez A J Granitz 6 Alien Season (NY) C Roman WAWard 7 Jeggyjeggy (KY) C Roberts I Mason 8 Boom Box (IL) N Meza DRReid 9 D J Soul Sista (LA) S Uske R Hutchinson 10 Do Not Enter (FL) J Loveberry A Hernandez 11 Knockyourb­lockoff (FL) (MTO) C A Emigh A Meraz The Pick: #6 Alien Season (E) (Closer) Flattened out to finish fourth after making progress from off the pace in his latest at Ellis last month in his first start since September. Son of Spring at Last has a record of 10-3-1-1 lifetime on grass and trainer Ward wins with 20% of his runners second off a layoff. Gelding can be along late with Roman riding. 12/1 15/1 15/1 12/1 15/1 7/2 5/2 10/1 6/1 4/1 8/1 Women’s Doubles 3RD | $15,000, STARTER OPTIONAL CLAIMING $8,000 – $5,000, ABOUT 5 & 1/2 FURLONGS (TURF) Quarterfin­als Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, and Demi Schuurs (3), Netherland­s, def. Storm Sanders and Ellen Perez, Australia, 6-4, 6-2. Xu Yifan, China, and Nicole Melichar (2), United States, def. Veronika Kudermetov­a and Anna Blinkova, Russia, 6-7 (6), 6-3, 10-7. Viktoria Kuzmova, Slovakia, and Iga Swiatek, Poland, def. Shelby Rogers and Jessica Pegula, United States, 6-1, 1-6, 10-7. Andreja Klepac, Slovenia, and Lucie Hradecka (8), Czech Republic, def. Elise Mertens, Belgium, and Aryna Sabalenka (1), Belarus, walkover. P# Horse Jockey Trainer Odds 1 Never Have I Ever (IRE) 2 Wake Up Joe (KY) 3 Notacatbut­acard (FL) 4 Power Cry (FL) 5 Welovecand­y (KY) 6 Rosie Bear (KY) 7 Mongol Bull (KY) 8 Ed’s Rocket (FL) 9 One Way Home (IL) C A Emigh C Roman E Perez J Tavares J E Lopez V Santiago J Loveberry C Roberts J E Felix B A Vanden Berg M L Reavis M B Campbell H Rodriguez L P Davis H Rodriguez B Rainwater W E Morey L Plasters 9/5 8/1 12/1 15/1 6/1 6/1 8/1 5/1 8/1 *Picks via

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