Sejad Salihovic as One who is Longest in Hoffenheim

first_imgFew players in the Bundes League can commend with long years of service in one club. Three exceptions can be found in Hoffenheim, and one of them is Sejad Salihovic.BiH national team player came from Hertha in 2006 and stayed until today. He started from the Regional League, then played in the Second Division, after which he came to the German top level.During eight and a half years in Hoffenheim, Salihovic has played 240 matches, including 162 in Bundes League.He played for Hoffenheim 27 times in the Second Division, while 19 times in the German Cup.Beside Sejad, Andreas Beck and Kai Herdling are also two players with long experience in Hoffenheim. (Source: klix)last_img read more

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Smokies hand out awards on eve of last regular season game

first_imgUnsung Hero: Luke SandlerMost Improved Player: Mitch FoyleTop Defenseman: Braden PearsMost Inspirational Player: Adam WheeldonMost Dedicated Player: Bennett HambrookRookie of the Year: Scott DavidsonFan Favourite: Adam WheeldonEd Shelly Memorial Award: Garrett McMullenMost Valuable Player: Brent Baltus/Tyler BerkholtzRandy Emery’s Warrior of the Year: Tyler BerkholtzThe Smoke Eaters, 25-28-0-2 and fifth in the Interior Division, play its final regular-season home game is this Sunday, (March 10) against the Penticton Vees at 3 p.m.For ticket information call (250) 368-5000. A handful of players, including Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon, took home a pair of awards as the Trail Smokies handed out team awards at the annnal banquet Tuesday at the Riverbelle Restaurant.Wheeldon, in his second campaign with the Smokies, finished the season with eight goals and 10 assists and took home the Most Inspirational Player and Fan Favourites honours during the evening.A total of 12 individual trophies and honours were handed out in front of more than 100 people Tuesday.Forwards Tyler Berkholtz and Brent Baltus shared the Most Valuable Player award, 17 year-old forward Scott Davidson was named the Smokies’ Rookie of the Year and captain Garrett McMullen was presented with the Ed Shelly Memorial award.The Smokies’ four 20-year-olds, Baltus, Berkholtz, McMullen and Bennett Hambrook were also presented with their game jerseys from this season.The full list of award winners is as follows:Top Scorer: Brent BaltusScholastic Award: Scott Davidsonlast_img read more

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ADORATION STAKES QUOTES – SATURDAY JUNE 13, 2015

first_imgRICHARD MANDELLA, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “I’m relieved and delighted. Warren’s Veneda is a good filly and she ran at her and made a contest out of it, but I wouldn’t trade mine for anybody. We’ll look at the Clement Hirsch at Del Mar (for her next race; Grade I, $300,000, 1 1/16 miles on Aug. 1) and the Zenyatta here, with the Breeders’ Cup (Distaff at Keeneland Oct. 30) the ultimate goal. That’s what we’re here for.“In the first half-mile there was a little switching around going on with everybody wondering who was going to go to the front. It was a little confusing, but she’s a great mare.” NOTES: The winning owner is B. Wayne Hughes of Lexington, Ky., who races as Spendthrift Farm, LLC. JOCKEY QUOTES TRAINER QUOTES -30- CRAIG LEWIS, WARREN’S VENEDA, SECOND: “I saw two great mares. I anticipated the pace to be a little hotter. Tyler tried to hold her, but he had to let her run. She’s a nice mare. I’m lucky to have her.” GARY STEVENS, BEHOLDER, WINNER: “It was a pretty easy race for her. I rode her like she was the best mare out there, and she was. She does things so natural.“I always let her run into the first turn and let her get position. I didn’t really like that (Gonzalo Nicolas) packed us wide a little bit but the kid did a good job of getting back down to the fence and I had a rocking chair ride from then on.“When Oscar Party came up on the outside and joined up with us, Beholder got a little tough for four or five strides but when we lined up on the backstretch she relaxed for me again. I was very comfortable and she was comfortable going into the stretch, almost too comfortable. She was playing around a bit and drifted over towards the rail with me giving me a scare there for a second. She got too close and shied away from it though and went on about her business. It was a relatively easy win for her.“I respected Warren’s Veneda. She didn’t get any pace in the Vanity with Beholder’s scratch that day. I knew she was going to get some pace to run at today and Tyler would have a bead on me, and he did. She ran her race, she’s a Grade I winner and Craig has done his job with her, but Beholder is as good of a horse as I’ve ever sat on.”TYLER BAZE, WARREN’S VENEDA, SECOND: “She ran her heart out . . . I thought there would be a little bit faster pace and there wasn’t. I was a little closer than I thought I was going to be. She really ran her race; she tried hard. It just makes me wonder if that three or four pounds made the difference. They’ll get even weights the next time so we will see what happens, maybe we will turn the tables on her.”last_img read more

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