The Batesville Bulldogs travelled to Madison Saturday morning to compete in the Madison Small School Invitational. Both teams swam well and earned a second place finish.MadisonInvite“This was a great meet for us. Madison, Silver Creek and North Harrison are always pushing us to improve. Overall, we swam a few season best times and really put ourselves in a great position.”“Our goal from the start of the season was to improve from where we were last year and we definitely did that today.”Batesville finished 4th (men’s) and 3rd (women’s) in 2017-18 and were able to accumulate enough points to finish in second place behind North Harrison (women) and Madison (men).Event winners for Batesville High School included Kate Poltrack (500); – Sean Callahan (500); – 200 Free Relay (Maria Lopez, Sonja Gaulin, Gwen Martin, Poltrack); – Maria Lopez (100 Breast).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen
New Delhi: Former England superstar David Beckham has targeted Barcelona ace Lionel Messi as a player for the debut of his MLS club Inter Miami in 2020, as per reports. The Argentine forward is under contract his boyhood club Barcelona until June 2021 and will be 33 at the time Beckham’s Inter Miami makes its MLS debut.The 31-year-old has been a part of Barca since his childhood and will unlikely switch to another European club and his sour relationship with the Argentine supporters could affect a return to his homeland after he decides to call it quits for the Spanish giants.ALSO READ: Tamim Iqbal batting with fractured wrist won hearts | Check reactionsHowever, Miami consists of a massive Hispanic population, which could work out as an alternative for Messi.David Beckham’s popularity and contacts within the game might hand him the advantage to secure this reported deal, which could shock the whole footballing fraternity.Messi was crucial for Barcelona’s success in lifting the La Liga trophy last season and has already started the 2018/19 season in top gear scoring four goals in as many appearances.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan vs Hong Kong Preview The five-time Ballon d’Or winner signed a new contract following a reported interest from English club Manchester City.Meanwhile, Messi-led Argentina squad crashed out from the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 as the Barca stalwart netted only once.In the recent years, MLS has seen the likes of Kaka, Zlatan, Andrea Pirlo, David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and David Beckham himself switching to MLS. However, Messi will arguably the greatest and biggest signing in the history of MLS since Pele signed for New York Cosmos in 1975.But Messi would be a far bigger draw than them and possibly even Beckham and maybe the biggest since Pele joined the New York Cosmos in 1975. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Apprentice rider Bebeto Harvey highlighted the United Racehorse Trainers’ Association (URTA) meet at Caymanas Park yesterday with three winners, including the 43-1 outsider PRINCESS SALLEMA for trainer Rowan Mathie in the eighth race, confined to apprentices over the straight five course. Harvey, a past student of Waterford High who started riding on September 26 after graduation from the Jockeys’ School, became only the second apprentice from the latest batch of 17 to ride a triple. Linton Steadman holds the distinction of doing so twice, the more recent on the November 14 Superstakes Day programme. Harvey booted home SIK THE BISMARK at 9-5 for trainer Victor Williams in the fourth race over 1300 metres, followed by GANJA MAN at 12-1 for dreadlocked trainer Terrence McWhinney in the sixth race over the straight for maiden three-year-olds and PRINCESS SALLEMA, who held on by three-quarter length from the fast-finishing 2-1 favourite TERRA MARIQUE. Harvey, who is apprenticed to big-race trainer Richard Azan, could not contain his glee. “Having ridden two winners on a programme prior to today, I was looking forward to my first triple and had a feeling it would come today,” he said. “However, after winning aboard the first two, I was looking to the highly fancied Our Creation to close it out in the seventh race, not knowing it would come aboard the outsider Princess Sallema. “For me, it’s a marvellous feeling and I will continue to work hard to maintain my fitness level and weight,” added the promising 20-year-old. MARVELLOUS FEELING