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After a summer full of Songbird and California Chrome, Arrogate and Flintshire, Beholder and Stellar Wind, its finally Tepins turn.On Saturday, the nations reigning female turf champion will be making her first start since taking the British Isles by storm in winning the Queen Anne Stakes on the first day of the Royal Ascot meeting last June. The setting is the Woodbine Mile, worth 1 million Canadian dollars, and Tepin faces seven, including the British invaders Mutakayyef and Arod.The stage for the champ is perfect. You will not find a prettier, more bulletproof layout for race in North America than the mile on the grass at Woodbine. Every horse and every rider should be allowed to experience the course at least once, just to say they did.The long, straight backstretch allows a field of any size to sift through its early differences and arrive at a pace that makes sense. This is followed by a gentle turn that shocks neither the European sensibilities nor gives undue advantage to Americans accustomed to hooping it around tight ovals.Then comes the final straight, an emerald-green alley 1,440 feet long and 100 feet wide from the top of the stretch to the finish line, 3.3 acres of imported Kentucky bluegrass that has tested great milers like Wise Dan, Ventura, and Leroidesanimeaux to their exciting limits.Touch of the Blues and Kent Desormeaux used every inch of those 1,440 feet to get the job done in the 2003 Mile, beating local hero Soaring Free in a thriller. Soaring Free came right back to win the following year.Announcer Dan Loiselle had all but conceded the 2007 Mile to Kip Deville, who had outfought Galantas and Remarkable News to take the lead late. Then, at the sixteenth pole, Loiselle spied Shakespeare and Garrett Gomez slipping up the inside, labeling the moment homestretch heroics as they won by a length.Robert Masterson, Tepins owner, has raced his horses far and wide, but he has never been to Woodbine to watch one of them run. Until now.Mark was just inducted into the Canadian Racing Hall of Fame, Masterson said, referring to trainer Mark Casse. But hes never won the Woodbine Mile, so we thought this race would be good for him as well as her.It certainly makes sense if a horse wants to have an impact on the Breeders Cup Mile, to be run Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park. Nine Woodbine Mile winners, plus the disqualified Hawksley Hill, have finished first, second, or third in the BC Mile. The list includes last years Woodbine Mile winner, Mondialiste, who beat everybody at Keeneland except Tepin.At Ascot, Tepin was winning her fifth race of 2016, which counts these days as a grueling schedule.The idea was to give her plenty of time to recover after her trip to England, Masterson said. Then there was a little thing where Mark wasnt a hundred percent happy with the way she was handling the dirt track while training at Saratoga earlier in the meet.Tepin rebounded with a series of blistering moves on the Oklahoma turf course at Saratoga that had Casse breathing a sigh of relief and Masterson packing for Ontario.Still, going three months without a Tepin race would seem like an eternity for her fans and family. Masterson, at least, can tap into the lingering buzz from her victory in the Queen Anne, the most prestigious European race that an American-trained horse has won since Fourstars Allstar took the Irish 2000 Guineas in 1991.I lost my top hat in all the excitement, Masterson said. It took us about five minutes to find it before I could go down to the winners stand.In the wake of Royal Ascot fizzles by such American stars as Animal Kingdom (up the track) and California Chrome (scratch), Tepin came as a welcome historical tonic.They come over here and run against us in the Breeders Cup all the time, so I thought, Why not go over there and run on their land, under their conditions? Masterson said. I really didnt go there expecting to win. I just hoped she would run her race and do the best she could. Anyway, the experts over there didnt think she could be any better than fourth because of no Lasix, no nasal strip, and running straight up a hill.Afterwards, when she had won, the British crowd was elated, Masterson added. Their reaction was almost as big a thrill as winning itself. I mean, here we are, winning the race named for Queen Anne, who started the Royal Ascot meet in 1711. Thats about as good as it gets.Woodbine Mile Day will offer an attractive program of 12 races. The Canadian Stakes, at nine furlongs for mares on grass, has lured Diana Stakes winner Dacita, while the 12-furlong Northern Dancer Turf will pit turf aces World Approval, Wake Forest, The Pizza Man, and Big Blue Kitten.Appropriately, Tepin will be the last horse to take the field, wearing No. 8 of eight in the Mile, the final race of the day. She will not be greeted by quite the same pomp and circumstance as attended her last appearance at Royal Ascot. But by now, wherever Tepin goes is definitely the place to be. Air Max Billig . The Croatian served 21 aces and hit 42 winners against Sijsling, who double-faulted to give Cilic a 4-3 lead in the deciding set. "All the players, they know me and they were really happy to see me and they were really happy that this is over for me," Cilic said. Billige Air Max På Nett . -- The Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake played to a 0-0 tie Saturday night that left the top of the Western Conference standings unchanged. . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. Air Max Salg . "Thank you for the warm welcome," Beckham said on an 80-degree February morning. In this case, it was soccer weather. The sport moved a step closer to returning to South Florida on Wednesday, when Beckham confirmed he has exercised his option to purchase a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in Miami. Air Max Norge . 4 Villanova with a 96-68 drubbing on Monday. Wragge hit 9-of-14 from behind the arc, matching Kyle Korvers school record for 3-pointers in a game set in 2003, as Creighton (16-3, 6-1 Big East broke a conference record with 21 treys in the rout.As Jurgen Klopp prepares to take Liverpool to Wembley for Sundays Capital One Cup final against Manchester City, he sat down with Sky Sports to discuss fan expectations, cup finals, why hes not Santa Claus and his own take on his first five months at Anfield... Such is Jurgen Klopps charisma, you sense he could get his message across with only glares, glances, screams and smiles. But his English is impressive too. And yet, just occasionally, even hes reminded that this is not his native tongue.There was the time at his opening press conference when he spoke of delivering titles. In Germany, the word title and trophy are interchangeable. He was not promising the Premier League but rather the sort of trips that will take Liverpool to Wembley on Sunday. Another example came earlier in this competition when, after the semi-final victory over Stoke, Klopp told Sky Sports that Liverpool will win the cup regardless of their opponent in the final. Sometimes I dont use the words will and want in the right way, he explains.The German word will is the English word want, so thats a little bit of the problem. Of course, I am not sure that we will win this but we want to, for sure. Thats the only reason you are part of a competition like this.Liverpool havent been part of these occasions enough. While its only four years since the club won the Capital One Cup under Kenny Dalglish, Klopp is still able to call it a long time without fear of contradiction. Expectations are always there at Liverpool.Raising those expectations can be a delicate balancing act. Roy Hodgson paid the price for dampening them, while Brendan Rodgers brought hope before crushing disappointment. Klopp feels like the man to unleash them, but he too acknowledges the scale of the task. Aguero v Sturridge Could this be the key battle in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday? The whole situation is a challenge, he says. Liverpool is a club with a big, big, big history and all the clubs in the world have a big history if the present is not too successful. If you have never had success then nobody knows how it is but in Liverpool everybody knows how it was. Thats part of the problem.There is a lot of pressure on the situation. Thats normal. The challenge is to stay cool enough to handle the pressure in the moment so that you can succeed in the future. It needs time, nobody wants to hear it but thats the truth, if you want to have success in the future you have to be ready to work now. Thats the job.There are many reasons why Rodgers lost that job. But for all the transfer follies, a final-day thrashing at Stoke, the loss of key players and Premier League matches, for Liverpool fans returning to Wembley, its memories of an FA Cup semi-final that will flood back on Sunday.The sight of a disjointed team tactically outwitted by Tim Sherwoods Aston Villa ended Rodgers hopes of delivering silverware and crystallised the situation at Anfield. If that brings bad memories, Klopps own return to Wembley sparks mixed emotions. Jurgen Klopps previous Wembley experience ended in Champions League defeat The 2013 Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich couldve been his crowning glory. But Arjen Robbens late goal denied his side. It was two things, one of the best days in my life and one of the worst days in my life, he admits.Thats how it is if you go to a final and cant win it. The qualification for the final was a great journey and to lose the final is not the best thing, of course. But its a great stadium so it was not because of the stadium. Everything is okay with me and Wembley.Although Klopp won the double with Dortmund in 2012, cup finals havent been particularly kind to the 48-year-old German. He still recalls Mats Hummels being denied a second-half goal that would have given his side the lead over Bayern in the 2014 cup final.It was a goal and everybody saw afterwards that it was a goal at a very important moment and it would have decided the game, he recalls. But the referee disallowed it and then they make the goal so you lose the final.Even his final match as Dortmund boss failed to provide the perfect ending - beaten 3-1 by Wolfsburg. So any empathy with his Manchester City counterpart Manuel Pellegrini, a man looking to bow out with a trophy, comes with a caveat. I lost my last final with my former club so its not a guarantee, he says.Just because you want to give a present doesnt mean you can give a present. I have maximum respect for the work Manuel did but we are not Santa Claus, they have a few other opportunities and if they want they can take one of these. I have maximum respect for the work Manuel did but we are not Santa Claus. Jurgen Klopp on why there will be no presents for Man City Klopp gives the impressiion that he fancies his chances against Pellegrini and its easy to imagine why after that 4-1 away win in November.dddddddddddd Liverpool overwhelmed City that day with an energy that brought the worst out in their hosts. They seemed sluggish by comparison.It was really good, says Klopp. It was one of our best games, for sure, but it was necessary against Man City because you cant play at 60, 70, 80 or 90 per cent, you have to bring your best on the pitch. Thats what we did in this game.Usually you use the last two or three games before to analyse but in this case when you have already played against each other you use that game too. We will do the same but its different. More important is the moment. That was long ago. Simon Mignolet believes winning the League Cup this weekend could have a similar effect on Liverpool as it did on Chelsea at the start of Jose Mourinhos reign Of course, in that time the style of Man City didnt change, they break the rhythm all the time, they play really cool and slow until they speed up and they accelerate and they have outstanding individual quality.You have to try to give them as many questions as possible in the game, so they cannot do what they want to do, whats easy for them, whats their plan. So we will be prepared, no doubt about this, and we have to show our best performance. Man City 1 Liverpool 4 Will Liverpool win again? Five clues from the last clash. Those performance levels have fluctuated more than he would have liked since arriving to much excitement in October. So whats Klopps verdict so far? Not great, he says. It could have been better, it could have been worse. But we feel in a good way, thats the truth.We know about all our problems. We know about all our good things that we have done until now. Of course, at the end we can say it is not enough points, thats how it is, but there are always reasons for this, thats all we can say.What I recognised since Ive been here, every one of the players is obviously keen to win titles, to win cups - its not possible for us this year in the league to win something so we have to be fully concentrated in this tournament. We have to handle the pressure.If you want something with all you have, it sometimes makes the pressure too big. Football is a game and you have to act like youre in a game, you have to gamble, you have to be cheeky, enjoy the game, if you only feel pressure then you cannot play your best football.How cheeky hell be on Sunday remains to be seen. There wont be a repeat of the infamous 1996 FA Cup final - I heard about this, one time in the past there was one Liverpool squad who came in white suits - but his squad will be suited up. And they will be ready.Its a final so its not important how good you are usually, it is only important how good you are in this game so its a big chance for us. Its a chance and thats all I need. You should not waste opportunities of winning titles and cups and Im ready for winning something. You should not waste opportunities of winning titles and cups and Im ready for winning something. Jurgen Klopp on the search for silverware this Sunday Im not the guy to sit here and say for sure, we will win it because I know football. [But] for all the effort of our supporters - the time, money and kilometres - they put in to go to the games, it would be really nice if we could celebrate this big thing together.And in the perfect setting? The name is a really good sound. Wembley, Klopp adds, appearing fascinated by the very word as it tumbles from his lips. Going there is one of the best things you can do in life - sports life - and one time is not enough.Im there for a second time… hopefully with a better ending. Also See: Lessons from Man City 1-4 Liverpool Key battle: Aguero v Sturridge Capital One Cup final preview Liverpool handed injury boost ' ' '

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