Tell All led all the way in the second heat and withstood homestretch challenges from Hot Rod Mindale and favored Always A Virgin to win the Little Brown Jug by a half-length on Thursday. The Jug is the second leg in the Triple Crown for 3-year-old pacers. Always A Virgin had won the Cane Pace, the first leg.
Astronomia, returning on short rest, rallied to win the $77,000 Valor Lady Stakes for fillies and mares at Belmont Park on Thursday. Astronomia, who finished eighth Saturday in the Noble Damsel Handicap, shook off the quick turnaround to beat Stormy Kiss by a head with Somethinaboutbetty third. Astronomia ran six furlongs on the firm turf course in 1:08.18.
Grasshopper, second-place finisher in the Travers to Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, was made the even-money favorite for Saturday’s $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. Nine other 3-year-olds were entered for the Grade 2 race, at 1 1/8 miles. In his first stakes try at Saratoga on Aug. 25, Grasshopper battled Street Sense on the lead for much of the 1 1/4-mile Travers before losing by a…
When Bucks general manager Larry Harris told Mo Williams that the organization decided to keep Charlie Bell, Williams was downright giddy to see his backup again. “He starts laughing,” Harris said. “He goes, ‘I can’t wait to talk to Charlie and tell him to pack up all his summer stuff, you’re going to Milwaukee.”‘ Against Bell’s wishes, the Bucks matched an offer sheet on Thursday worth $18.5…
The Cincinnati Reds’ protest of their 7-6 loss at the Chicago Cubs this week was denied Thursday by Bob DuPuy, baseball’s chief operating officer. Chicago rallied in the ninth inning to win Monday night, and the Reds claimed Chicago manager Lou Piniella made a double switch against the rules in the sixth inning because he did not inform the plate umpire before crossing the foul line.
Former outfielder Gabe Kapler, who spent the past season managing in the Boston Red Sox minor league system, will try to resume his playing career in the majors in 2008. “Managing was incredible for me this year,” said the 32-year-old, who managed Class A Greenville of the South Atlantic League. “I learned so much about baseball, about the young men I had an opportunity to lead, and about myself.
Hockey great Gordie Howe won a temporary restraining order barring a neighbor from conducting surveillance on his home. The former Detroit Red Wings star and his wife, Colleen, on Tuesday filed an eight-count stalking lawsuit in Oakland County. Howe, the subject of a residential association dispute for more than a year, says he’s tired of being spied on.
Kevin Everett’s doctor plans to have him stand up on his own soon, and believes the Bills tight end will be walking within weeks — or sooner. “Soon, in Buffalo or in Houston, they’re going to stand him up,” Dr. Barth Green told Sports Betting News, shortly after discussing Everett’s condition with Bills orthopedic surgeon Dr.
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Linebacker Manny Lawson will miss the rest of the San Francisco 49ers’ season after tearing a ligament in his left knee. Lawson, a starting outside linebacker in the 49ers’ 3-4 defensive scheme, went down with the injury during Wednesday’s practice. The injury didn’t initially appear to be serious, and Lawson rode on a stationary bike for the rest of the team’s workout.