October 24, 2002 |
Seriously injured University of La Verne quarterback Rollie Dykstra reported severe headaches and was told by a team trainer that he suffered a possible concussion in an Oct. 5 game, Dykstra's father said Wednesday. Roland Dykstra Sr.
November 19, 2013 |
In the buildup to his fight with Brandon Rios in Macao on Saturday, Manny Pacquiao has been blogging his thoughts about the fight each week. A portion of his fourth and final blog post appears below, courtesy of HBO. In it, Pacquiao discusses his relationship with trainer Freddie Roach. "Freddie Roach has meant everything to my professional boxing career and to me personally. I cannot overstate my feelings for him. "We bonded the first time we ever worked together and that was at [Hollywood's]
July 13, 2003 |
Shippers from California -- of the two- and four-legged variety -- didn't fare well in Miami on Saturday. Jockeys, trainers and horses based here were blanked in Calder's annual Summit Of Speed. Riders Patrick Valenzuela, Victor Espinoza and Alex Solis were a combined zero for eight in the races that made up a pick five with a guaranteed pool of $500,000. Although the sequence was spiced by three upsets, the day's two richest events were won by the favorites.
September 25, 1989 |
A Soviet weightlifting champion who defected with his trainer through the Turkish Embassy in Athens has arrived in Istanbul, officials said Sunday. Hafiz Sulaimanov, 22, and his trainer and masseur, Vitaly Stabrov, arrived at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport late Saturday. The arrival was kept secret by Turkish officials and security was tight.
September 17, 1988
Wayne Lukas won his sixth Del Mar Debutante in seven years (with Lea Lucinda on Sept. 4). Chris Ello reported that Lukas stalked off after being asked about the poor performance of his other entrant, One of a Klein, who was highly favored by the bettors. Not reported is the questionable practice in which horses with the same trainer are allowed to race uncoupled in the wagering. It is time for the California Horse Racing Board to conform to the standards of other states, such as New York, in which all entrants with a common trainer must be coupled in the wagering.
July 2, 1986 |
Jockey Don MacBeth, seriously injured in a racing accident, has filed an $87-million negligence suit, claiming he was never told that a veterinarian had declared his horse unfit for the race before being overruled, his attorney said Tuesday. MacBeth had been grossing $600,000 a year before the April 5 accident at Aqueduct that has left him in a back brace with a fractured spine, said Martin Baron, his attorney.
May 1, 1989
A Rosary service for horse trainer Joe Manzi will be held at 6:30 tonight (Monday) at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monrovia and a funeral Mass will be said there Tuesday morning at 10. Manzi, 53, died after suffering a heart attack last Thursday.
July 17, 1995 |
After five hours' of hearings over the weekend, Hollywood Park stewards will resume their investigation of trainer Bob Hess Jr. on Friday afternoon. Hess' horse, Guide, tested positive for morphine after finishing third on May 6. "There should be a ruling before the end of the meet [a week from today]," steward Tom Ward said Sunday. Hess has denied any wrongdoing.