July 12, 2009 |
It turns out, there is life after the Kentucky Derby, after all. The consolation prize, for trainer Ron Ellis and his longtime owners, Mace and Samantha Siegel of Beverly Hills, took the form of victory in Saturday's prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup. Their aptly named Rail Trip, saving ground nicely all the way around and opening up on the stretch for a three-length victory under Jose Valdivia Jr., won it for them. And what a consolation it was.
September 21, 2008
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August 28, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- There's the usual talk at the U.S. Open about how women's tennis is in great hands, how it's better than ever because the players are stronger and hit the ball with speedier dispatch than ever before. Nonsense. All it takes is a clear head, a good memory -- and perhaps a few dusty tennis videotapes to pop in the VCR you've banished to the basement -- to see that the women's game is in trouble. Remember when fantastic play could be counted on, year after year, Grand Slam event after Grand Slam event, from the likes of Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf and Chris Evert?
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April 25, 2007 |
At one point during jury selection for Phil Spector's murder trial, defense attorney Bruce Cutler clutched his client's shoulder to emphasize the distinction he was about to draw between the 67-year-old record producer and Paris Hilton. It's "an example of talent ... versus celebrity," Cutler said. That may be true. But as attorneys today begin to deliver their opening statements, one of the odd undercurrents is that the defendant's fame takes some explaining. Unlike O.J.
November 10, 2005 |
Not only were two players undefeated after the first two days of the season-ending WTA Tour Championships at Staples Center, but they happened to be the two oldest in the field. Who ever said you had to be a teenager to dominate women's tennis? Twenty-nine-and-over has rarely looked so good. Top-ranked Lindsay Davenport, 29, has not dropped a set in two matches, defeating Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, 6-3, 7-5, on Wednesday night in 68 minutes, hitting seven aces.
November 30, 2004 |
The alarm rings and the dog barks. It's 6 a.m. Alice Hornbaker climbs out of her daybed and squeezes past a table covered with computer equipment. The 77-year-old deejay nearly fell asleep there last night, lulled by the wooing of Frank Sinatra and the hum of her hard drive. "The Late Show" was over by the time Hornbaker finished burning songs onto a CD for her show on WMKV -- the only FM station in the country licensed to a retirement community.