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  • 01 Aug
    NEW YORK -- California Chrome beat out an idiosyncratic horse racing rule -- by a nose. [b]Tony Bradley Jazz Jersey[/b] . An only-in-New York equipment ban appeared ready to put a kink in the colts U.S. Triple Crown try at the Belmont Stakes. But the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was cleared to wear the nasal strip he has worn all through a six-race winning streak that has set him up for a chance at U.S. horse racings 12th Triple Crown. New York racetracks have a rule prohibiting any equipment not specifically approved by stewards, and nasal strips were not on their list. A statement from the New York Racing Association and the states Gaming Commission on Monday said the tracks three stewards unanimously agreed to lift the ban. The strip worn by California Chrome is thought to assist airflow through the nostrils -- something that should come in handy on June 7 for Belmonts grueling run. "It opens up his air passage and gives him that little extra oomph that he needs, especially going a mile and a half," trainer Art Sherman said. "Any time you can have a good air passage that means a lot for these thoroughbreds." Sherman raised the possibility his horse wouldnt run in the Belmont if barred from using a nasal strip. Two years ago, Doug ONeill trained Ill Have Another to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness with the colt wearing a nasal strip. New York officials told ONeill his horse couldnt wear one in the Belmont. The issue became moot when Ill Have Another was scratched the day before the race because of a leg injury. There hasnt been a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, and the sports popularity has waned in the nearly four decades since. But it gets a boost every time a horse heads to the Big Apple with a Triple Crown on the line. [b]Utah Jazz Jerseys[/b] . He was 26. Edwards, the Supercup Championship leader, was in the passenger seat as an instructor for a private training session at Queensland Raceway at Willowbank, outside Brisbane, Porsche Motorsport said. [b]Adrian Dantley Jersey[/b] . In the other Group A game, the Czech Republic stunned Canada, 5-4 in a shootout. Dominik Simon scored the deciding goal in the tiebreaker. The United States scored its first three goals on power plays. "Overall, I love to see the power-play goals we were able to get tonight," said U.Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is underrated and deserves more credit as a No 10, says Jamie Carragher. The Spain international got on the scoresheet against Arsenal on Saturday and caused plenty of problems for the Gunners. Sky Sports Black Friday sale Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price! But former Liverpool defender Carragher believes Mata is one of the most underappreciated players in the league, and should be considered among the best in his position. I think were looking at one of the most underrated players in the Premier League, the Sky Sports pundit said on Monday Night Football.I think the reason he doesnt get that credit the others get is that he played his first two years here with Chelsea, then [Jose] Mourinho comes in - the best manager in the world - and gets rid of him so everyone thinks Mourinho cant be wrong, so there must be something wrong with Mata. Man Utd 1-1 Arsenal He goes to Manchester United, but hes not a Manchester United player, he hasnt got any pace and the fee is well over the odds for him. But what No 10 has got pace?I think its about time now that we start looking at Mata in these group of players - Kevin De Bruyne, Philippe Coutinho, David Silva, Eden Hazard - as one of the top players in the Premier League, which he is and has been. How unlucky are Man Utd? Jose Mourinho insists Man Utd aare the Premier Leagues unluckiest team, but what do the stats say? Its not a flash in the pan. [b]John Stockton Jersey[/b]. Hes been here five or six years, and he should start getting a lot more credit.When analysing appearances against the big six among his peers, Mata ranks top for minutes per goal and assists as well as having the highest goal and second-highest assist tally of the seven players included. Juan Matas stats compared to other No 10s in big six games Hes played almost as much as anyone against big six opposition, only bettered by Silva, so were not talking about a run of seven or eight games when hes had a bit of luck and got a few goals.People always talk about assists with No 10s and I dont care what position you play in, a goal is more important than an assist for me. The minutes for goals and assists is also a massive difference between the others, almost by 15 minutes. Mata says it is extremely frustrating to have conceded a late goal in Uniteds 1-1 draw with Arsenal So hes getting more goals than those players in those positions. Silva only has more assists and we talk about those players and the influence that they have, but this is where it is important, in those big games.Upgrade to Sky Sports now and get 12 months half price. Hurry, offer ends December 4! Also See: Mata focusing on positives How unlucky are Man Utd? Premier League grades Ref Watch: Valencia call correct ' ' '