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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Always B Miki beat Wiggle It Jiggleit at the end of a thrilling stretch battle in the $421,000 Breeders Crown Open Pace on Friday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.Their rivalry has been the highlight of the harness racing season with each posting three wins in their previous seven showdowns.With the Crown victory, Always B Miki likely clinched Horse of the Year honors by edging the defending champion.The race unfolded with Wiggle It Jiggleit taking the lead on the first turn while Always B Miki dropped in behind him.They raced in that order until midway on the final turn when driver David Miller sent Always B Miki after the leader.Turning for home, it appeared Wiggle It Jiggleit would prevail until Always B Miki surged in the final strides to win by three-quarters of a length.I couldnt be happier with him, Miller said. Hes a tough horse. He shows up, and he was determined to get his head in front there.He paid $3.20 to win. It was the 28th Crown win for trainer Jimmy Takter, the career leader in the series.It was a satisfying victory for Takter who nursed the horse through multiple serious injuries.I am speechless, Hall of Famer Takter said. The people here saw two great, great horses fighting side by side down the stretch. For me, it was maybe the best race I ever had a horse participate in.The Meadowlands presented the four Crowns for older horses on Friday. The eight events for 2 and 3-year-olds take place Saturday.In other results, driver Yannick Gingras won a pair of $250,000 Crowns with Hannelore Hanover in the Filly & Mare Open Trot and Lady Shadow in the Filly & Mare Open Pace.Hannelore Hanover, the 3/5 favorite, beat Bee A Magician, the 2013 Horse of the Year, by two lengths.It was her 16th win in 19 starts this season for trainer Ron Burke.The time was 1:53 3/5 for the mile. She paid $3.40 to win.Lady Shadow, the 1/5 choice, beat Sassa Hanover by 2 1/4 lengths for her 11th win in 19 starts this year.She paid $2.40 to win.In the only upset, 4-1 shot Flanagan Memory beat Resolve, the 1/5 favorite, by a length in the $500,000 Open Trot.Brian Sears was at the lines for trainer Rene Dion as the 6-year-old paid $10.60 to win.Wholesale Nike React .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Nike React Australia . NBA officials ruled the court unplayable in the Bucks final exhibition game on Oct. 25 because players were slipping, and the game was cancelled midway through the first period. http://www.wholesalenikereactaustralia.com/ . Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke also scored for Minnesota, which has won five of six. Kuemper made five saves in the first, nine in the second, and nine in the third. The rookies best save came with 2:17 left in the third period when he denied former Wild forward Matt Cullen from just outside of the crease on the right side. Nike React Clearance . It might not have mattered. While the Dodgers are preparing for the playoffs, the Padres showed their future has promise behind two rookies. Nike React Sale Australia . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end.ESPN NFL Insider Mike Sando spends each Sunday with ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden and the Monday Night Football crew. This week, theyre in Minneapolis for the New York Giants-Minnesota Vikings matchup (ESPN, 8:30 p.m. ET). Here are some takeaways from Gruden on the Vikings.QB Sam Bradford has been outstanding for the Vikings when given adequate pass protection. His offensive line has significant issues, however, and the Vikings play-action game is less convincing without RB Adrian Peterson. That sets up a potentially pivotal Monday night matchup between Bradford and Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who has unleashed a number of designer blitzes tthis season.ddddddddddddBradfords strengthsBradford has good accuracy deep and very good accuracy on intermediate and short throws. He can manipulate coverages, as we saw in Week 3 at Carolina when Bradford looked off middle linebacker Luke Kuechly and threw to tight end Kyle Rudolph. Bradfords stats are not going to be gaudy with this supporting cast, but he will deliver the ball accurately into tight windows. That was clear in Carolina when Bradford threaded the ball perfectly to Adam Thielen for a 19-yard gain on third-and-5. ' ' '

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