March 28, 2013
Two of the most dominant programs in the Football Championship Subdivision said Wednesday they are moving up to the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Southern and Appalachian State are leaving the Southern Conference to join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014. East Carolina will join the Big East Conference as an all-sports member, instead of just for football as originally planned. Marcel Quarterman was named defensive backs coach at Kutztown after four years as an offensive assistant at Lafayette, his alma mater.
February 20, 2013
Sloane Stephens , who reached the Australian Open semifinals, lost Monday in the first round of the Dubai Championship in the United Arab Emirates. Stephens, a career-high 16th in the world rankings since knocking out Serena Williams in Melbourne, lost to Sorana Cirstea of Romania, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2. NFL: The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Minnesota Vikings safety Husain Abdullah , who gave up football last season to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. WINTER SPORTS: Julia Mancuso won a bronze medal on the same day Lindsey Vonn had a season-ending crash.
February 10, 2013
The Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap Gulfstream Park, Race 8 - Post 4:01; $300,000 (Grade I), 4 y.o. & up, 1 1/8 miles (turf) 1. Film Making. . . Edgar Prado. . . 20-1 2. Point of Entry. . . John Velazquez. . . 9-5 3. Salto. . . Joe Bravo. . . 4-1 4. Unbridled Command. . . Javier Castellano. . . 15-1 5. Where's the Baby. . . Jermaine Bridgmohan. . . 4-1 6. Animal Kingdom. . . Joel Rosario. . . 8-5 This race has two of the best horses in the country, if not the world.
November 1, 2012 |
FAIR HILL, Md. - In the 2000s, Kentucky Derby winners are retired for any reason or no reason. So what was trainer Graham Motion doing in his office on Oct. 20, talking about the 2011 Derby winner, a horse who has had exactly one race since the 2011 Belmont Stakes? Turns out Barry Irwin, who runs the syndicate that owns Animal Kingdom, actually likes horse racing. He especially likes to see his horses race. So when Motion suggested to his owner that he felt confident Animal Kingdom not only could make it back to the races, but could come back in top form and compete in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, Irwin said go. Animal Kingdom was injured in that Belmont Stakes, underwent surgery at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, and did not run again until winning an allowance race at Gulfstream Park in February.
March 27, 2012 |
HALL OF FAME trainer Bob Baffert had a heart attack early Monday in Dubai, where he was preparing to run Game On Dude in the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Baffert's assistant, Jim Barnes, said from Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, Calif., that Baffert was "doing very good" after having three stents inserted in two arteries. Barnes said he had spoken to the trainer's wife, Jill Baffert, who had accompanied her husband to the Middle East, along with their young son, Bode Baffert . Barnes said Jill Baffert told him the procedure went well and "everything should be fine.
February 5, 2008 |
Former Olympic and world champion sprinter Maurice Greene announced his retirement yesterday while traveling in China. Greene, 33, said injuries forced him to retire. Coaching and business interests in the United States will now be his focus. Greene, a native of Kansas, was the dominant sprinter of the late 1990s and into the new century. He set a world record for the 100 meters in 1999 and won the same sprint at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. He also won world championship 100 titles in 1997, 1999 and 2001.
March 23, 2001 |
The world's richest horse race, the $6 million Dubai World Cup, will be televised tomorrow on The Racing Network (TRN) with a local post time of 12:15 p.m. The 1 1/4-mile classic from the United Arab Emirates will be the final thoroughbred race on the program from the Nad Al Sheba racecourse, with $15 million in total purses. Coverage of the program will begin at 9:15 a.m. A field of 12 was entered for the World Cup with Captain Steve, a California invader trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Jerry Bailey, the probable favorite.
November 5, 1998 |
Hubert "Sonny" Hine got it just right. "If he's going to go out a champion, this is the place to do it," the veteran horse trainer said yesterday. "He'll be remembered forever. " The horse in question is Skip Away, purchased by Hine for $22,500 more than three years ago. Carolyn, Hine's wife of 32 years, is the owner. The place will be Churchill Downs late Saturday afternoon. The race will be the Breeders' Cup Classic, its purse swelled to a record $5,120,000, the winner's prize a record $2,662,400.
June 14, 1998 |
Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia set his 14th world record last night, clocking 12 minutes, 39.36 seconds for 5,000 meters after two sizzling final laps in Helsinki, Finland. Daniel Komen of Kenya set the previous record of 12:39.74 last year. Only 10 days earlier, Gebrselassie established the 10,000-meter world record of 26:22.75 at Hengelo, Netherlands. In other events, Colin Jackson of Britain clocked 13.12 seconds in the 110 hurdles, equaling the year's best time by Olympic champion Allen Johnson.
July 15, 1995 |
An event that could change the sport of thoroughbred racing worldwide will be staged in March in Dubai when the Emirates Racing Association, controlled by the ruling Maktoum family, puts on the richest race in history - the $4 million Dubai World Cup. And if that isn't incentive enough to attract the top horses in the world, expenses for travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and a month of training will be paid. The race, an invitational for horses age 4 and older, will be run on the sand track at the Nad al Sheba Racecourse in Dubai, at a distance of 1 1/4 miles.