Barnes said Jill Baffert told him the procedure went well and "everything should be fine."
Bernie Schiappa, co-owner of Game On Dude, said the 59-year-old trainer wasn't feeling well on the long flight to Dubai, and was tired after visiting the barn and arriving at the hotel. He said Baffert then fell ill early Monday morning and was taken to a hospital.
"He had a heart attack, two arteries were blocked, 100 percent in one, 90 percent in the other," Schiappa said by phone from Dubai. "He had two stents put in one artery, one stent in the other."
Game On Dude, runner-up in last year's Breeders' Cup Classic, is a top contender for the Dubai World Cup. The horse is co-owned by retired major league manager Joe Torre.
Golf * Arnold Palmer
was released from a hospital in Florida after being hospitalized overnight as a precaution because of high blood pressure from medication. The 82-year-old golf legend was absent at the 18th green at Bay Hill on Sunday when Tiger Woods
won the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Philly File *
La Salle's Dan Klem
was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Baseball Player of the Week. Klem hit .381 in a 3-2 week for La Salle, including a win over Villanova and a pair of victories at George Washington.
Sport Stops *
A federal appeals court in Virginia refused to reinstate former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield's
lawsuit against NASCAR over his 2009 suspension for failing a random drug test at Richmond International Raceway.
* Alabama football coach Nick Saban has parlayed the Crimson Tide's second national championship in 3 years into a raise and contract extension through 2020. He'll receive $5.32 million in 2012 with a $50,000 raise next year and $100,000 annually after that.
* Escalating soccer violence in Brazil is sparking fears of a new wave of confrontations in South America's biggest city. A 21-year-old Palmeiras supporter was fatally shot in the head in Sao Paulo in a fight involving nearly 500 fans Sunday. It was the second soccer-related death in just more than a week in the country that will host the 2014 World Cup. There hadn't been a death linked to fan fighting in Brazil since early last year, when a Corinthians fan was killed in Sao Paulo. There have been clashes between rival fan groups nearly every week this year.