April 2, 2013 |
Zenyatta has become a mother for the second time, delivering a colt on Monday night. He's a leggy chestnut with a white blaze similar to Zenyatta, according to Zenyatta.com. The father is Tapit. It's the second foal for Zenyatta since her retirement at the end of 2010. Her first foal, by Bernardini, was born on March 8 of last year. Zenyatta won 19 of 20 starts and was the 2010 Horse of the Year. The birth was at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky. ALSO: Kevin Ware of Louisville tweets he'll 'be back next year' Matt Flynn heads to Raiders; Carson Palmer headed out Watch Andrew Wiggins make bigger name for self with monster dunk
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January 23, 2013 |
Police officers in the Fontana Unified School District were armed recently with semiautomatic rifles, drawing sharp criticism and sparking an effort to ban such weapons on school campuses. The Colt military-style rifles, which cost about $1,000 each, are kept in safes when officers are on campus and will be used only in "extreme emergency cases" like the massacre in Newtown, Conn., Supt. Cali Olsen-Binks said. The district purchased the rifles in October and received them in December, before the tragedy in Newtown, where a gunman killed 26 people - 20 of them children - at an elementary school.
January 7, 2013 |
Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano has been through a lot this season. After being hired by the Colts during the off-season, Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia and missed most of the season while undergoing treatment. He re-assumed his head-coaching duties before the final regular-season game, a victory over the Houston Texans, and remained in that role for the Colts' wild-card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, a season-ending 24-9 loss. Still, it was quite a season for the Colts, who had won just two games the previous year and revamped much of the team, opting to draft Andrew Luck as quarterback and trade all-time great Peyton Manning.
January 5, 2013 |
The inspiring story of this season's Indianapolis Colts has captivated the sports world. It's not just that the team rebounded from a 2-14 record last season to make the playoffs, or that the Colts did so with a rookie quarterback in Andrew Luck. But they have gotten this far after losing their head coach, Chuck Pagano, to nearly three months of cancer treatments. Pagano returned for the regular-season finale, a home victory over Houston, and now he brings his team back to Baltimore, where last season he was the Ravens' defensive coordinator.
January 2, 2013 |
What once was reason for panic - - a rookie quarterback starting an NFL playoff game - is suddenly a problem for opposing defenses. Andrew Luck playing at Baltimore? The Ravens had better be ready. Russell Wilson versus Robert Griffin III in Washington? The key will be which defense cracks first. "The moment, the bigness, the stage - none of these three will flinch," said former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer, now an ESPN analyst. "I would trust them, their preparation, their mental and emotional state, as much as I would anybody in these playoffs other than maybe [an Aaron]
December 30, 2012 |
The story of the 2012 Indianapolis Colts could go from awesome to awkward in a flash. Chuck Pagano is back as coach after nearly three months of treatments for his leukemia, and there's scarcely a more inspiring sight in sports. His good friend, Bruce Arians, has dutifully stepped aside, having led the team on a wildly improbable march to the playoffs in Pagano's absence. But what happens this off-season, when head-coaching vacancies crop up all over the league? Arians, 60, has waited his entire career to be a head coach, and he's at an age where those opportunities are not plentiful.
December 24, 2012 |
Chuck Pagano made an emotional return to the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts on Monday, resuming his role as head coach after missing almost three months while he was being treated for leukemia. In a tearful news conference, Pagano thanked Colts owner Jim Irsay, General Manager Ryan Grigson, interim Coach Bruce Arians, the players and the rest of the organization for what has been a dream season so far. The Colts, who went 2-14 last season, are just the third NFL franchise to qualify for the postseason a year after losing 14 games or more.
December 24, 2012 |
Indianapolis is in, Pittsburgh is out, and Colts interim Coach Bruce Arians has to be pinching himself. Arians, fired as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator after last season, has coached the Colts to a wildly improbable playoff berth one season after finishing 2-14. It might have been Arians' last game this season as interim coach, as leukemia-stricken Coach Chuck Pagano has been cleared to return. "Mission accomplished. That's all I can say," Arians said. "Without getting emotional again, knowing that Chuck is going to be back Monday, the workweek shouldn't be as stressful.
December 19, 2012 |
It isn't often that the worlds of professional sports and classical music come together in harmonious union. But that is apparently what's happening at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, one of a several U.S. orchestras that has found itself in dire condition this year. The owners of the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers announced this week that they have agreed to pledge $750,000 each to the troubled orchestra. The pledges were made as part of the orchestra's fundraising campaign to raise $5 million before Feb. 3. "Just like our Colts, every team can achieve success with a rallying cry from its fans and that time is now for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra," Jim Irsay, owner of the National Football League team, said in a news release.
December 14, 2012 |
What might have been a tale of woe for the Indianapolis Colts now reads like a Hollywood story. The franchise, among the NFL's most successful over the last decade, was coming off a 2-14 season and had parted ways with future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. After his team started 1-2, first-year Coach Chuck Pagano learned during the bye week that he had a treatable form of leukemia and handed the coaching reins to Bruce Arians, his offensive coordinator. Arians, 60, who five years ago successfully battled prostate cancer, will never forget the call from Pagano during the team's week off. "He had missed Thursday in the office, so I said, 'Where'd you guys go?