Kuzma said he’d admired Wade growing up and he enjoyed being a part of the story – and, again, the Lakers were fortunate he was. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut that was on a team that went 35-47, finished 11th in the Western Conference and of whom little was expected.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.With LeBron James leading the charge this season, and with Kuzma and the young core gaining experience by the game, results like Monday’s against Miami matter more.And Kuzma was, again, pretty darn good: He scored as if he was playing H.O.R.S.E., off pick-and-rolls, on dunks, 3-pointers, one-legged runners and from the free-throw line. He shot 14 for 22 from the field, including 3 for 7 from 3-point range.“Hell of a player,” the Heat’s Dwyane Wade of Kuzma after the game, which will be remembered as James’ final clash with Flash.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions LOS ANGELES — Lakers fans might be rejoicing about Kyle Kuzma’s recent stretch of excellence, which he extended in a 108-105 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday, propelling L.A. to a narrow win with a game-high 33 points on 14-for-22 shooting in a game-high 39 minutes.But the second-year forward isn’t dancing in the end zone. He’s handing the ball to the ref and heading back for more, acting like he’s been through all this before.“Last year, for at least half the season, I was pretty damn good so, I think so,” he said when asked if he’d previously experienced such a productive rhythm.The 27th pick in the 2017 draft, last season Kuzma emerged as one of the Lakers’ most promising young players. He averaged 16.1 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 77 games as a rookie. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Since Nov. 30, the Lakers have won five of six games and Kuzma has averaged 23.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and shot 39.1 percent from 3-point range. By comparison, before that, he was averaging 16.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and shooting 29 percent from deep.What’s more, Kuzma has been especially productive alongside James. When the two have been on the court together during the past six games, their net rating has been 11.6, which is to say the Lakers are scoring 109.6 points per 100 possessions and allowing just 98. (Their net rating before this recent stretch was a paltry 0.4, when they were scoring 106.2 and allowing 105.7.)How does Kuzma explain the upward trend? Matter-of-factly.“Just being more aggressive, having more opportunities to score,” he said Monday, when he also grabbed seven rebounds. “I’m really looking to facilitate and find my teammates, got back to a rebounding mindstate and just improving defensively.”
The women’s U-17 national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina today played tie 1:1 with Serbia in a friendly match played in Zenica.There weren’t many opportunities to score in the first half. Both teams had several attempts from distance, which were not a serious threat to goalkeepers Anamarija Prljević and Jefimija Škandro.The beginning of the second period of the game brought more offensive play to the visitors. First, Nina Matejić missed a great opportunity, and in the 55th minute, Mina Čavić did her best in the penalty area of the BH team and scored for 0:1.Five minutes later, the chosen ones of Ilija Lucić made a tie. After a corner kick from the left side, the ball went to Ajla Balić who sent the ball with a low kick into the net from the five-meter area.By the end of the match there were no more opportunities.Head coach Ilija Lucić said after the match:“I congratulate both teams on fair and correct game. We fixed some things compared to the first match. We played well against a quality opponent. I wish the Serbian team once again good luck in the elite qualifying round of European Championship.”The first match of these teams, which was played two days ago, also ended with a draw 2:2.Bosnia and Herzegovina – Serbia 1:1 (0:0)FF BH Training Centre, ZenicaReferee: Merima ČelikAssistant Referees: Merima Homarac, Aida JusufovićGoals: 0:1 M. Čavić (55th), 1:1 Balić (60th minute)Bosnia and Herzegovina: Anamarija Prljević, Ajla Balić, Rajna Tešić, Jelena Pavlinović, Marija Ana Milinković, Emma Kos, Maja Jelčić, Tamara Blagojević, Janica Filipović, Gloria Slišković, Anja Gačić. Also played: Berina Huseinović, Džejla Kožljak, Lamija Duvnjak, Ana Buhač, Enna Luković, Đurđica Živković, Helena Jovanović. Head Coach: Ilija LucićSerbia: Jefimija Škandro, Emilija Kucinar, Milica Beronja, Nina Čavić, Milica Stojić, Mina Čavić, Sofija Sremčević, Milica Andrić, Tijana Žarković, Maša Milošević, Natalija Obradović. Also played: Jana Stevanović, Nina Matejić, Marija Rajić, Jovana Marjanović, Staša Đokić, Anja Jestrović, Isabella Vera Grujić. Head Coach: Dragiša Zečević
Investigators have arrested a Hardrock Stadium beer vendor who reportedly used a credit card square unit to make a fraudulent charge on a victim’s credit card after the victim purchased two beers from him earlier in the day.The incident occurred Sunday during a Miami Dolphins game.Officials say 33-year-old Nathaniel Collier charged the victim $724 using his personal square credit card reader.The victim notified police after their bank notified them of the charge.Collier was taken into custody without incident and was said to still have had the skimmer in his possession.He has since been fired from the company that employs the vendors at the stadium and is now facing several charges including third-degree grand theft and possession of a skimming device.
According to a statement issued by the DEP, the application did not demonstrate “a compelling public need.” Last month the NJDEP denied six crucial permits for a pipeline that would have stretched more than 23 miles across the Raritan and New York bays to connect Middlesex County and the Breezy Point section of Queens. And though the window for public comments just opened, it is closing Friday, Aug. 2, according to a local environmental official. Clean Ocean Action will push the NJDEP to hold a public hearing at a location in the Bayshore, according to its attorney. Borough of Highlands administrator Kim Gonzalez said a public hearing in the Bayshore is necessary given the impact this project could have on the area’s tourism and commercial fishing industries. “There are recreational sports, infrastructure repairs and livelihoods that will be impacted by any interference with these waters. For Highlands and other Bayshore towns, we need to know what the development of this pipeline would mean for the future of our fishing and clamming industries. There’s a lot at stake, and we need answers. Residents and public officials need to know what could happen and what is the plan if this project moves forward and there is a problem,” Gonzalez said. The DEP also indicated that Williams’ proposed dredging could negatively impact surface water quality in Bayshore waters. If approved, the pipeline will carry natural gas through New Jersey to New York City and parts of Long Island. With the public comment window due to close in about two weeks, the environmental organization will urge the DEP to hold a local public hearing. Williams resubmitted its application June 10, an action Blair said is significant. She noted that some environmental experts believe the construction in bay waters could disrupt about 1 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment, which would disperse toxic chemicals and carcinogens into the bay. The NJDEP issued a June 5 denial without prejudice against the Williams’ permit, specifically denying the project’s land-use elements, including a compressor station in Franklin Township, a pipeline in Sayreville and Old Bridge and an additional section of pipeline in the Raritan Bay. “While it’s unfortunate the application is back, it is an opportunity for the DEP to rectify a previous mistake and finally engage the Bayshore community in this discussion,” Blair said. A controversial pipeline project rejected by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has been resubmitted. The interstate portion of the pipeline is a part of the Northeast Supply Enhancement project – better known as NESE – a $1 billion initiative by the Williams energy company to extend its natural gas footprint throughout the northeast region. “It means there hasn’t been much of an update to the application. The speed at which they (Williams) reapplied illustrates that. There are serious environmental concerns, such as ocean dumping, that they (Williams) still has not addressed,” Blair said.
“The Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference is a high calibre college league that’s been going strong for over 50 years, so we’re looking at these games as an important challenge for our group above and beyond our typical preseason preparations.”Selkirk hosts Huskies on Friday night at the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena at 8 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. The Huskies finished seventh in the nine-team ACAC as an expansion team last season, posting a record of 7-17-1-3 and just barely missing out on postseason action.The squad features a number of B.C.-born players, including former Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Ryan Sookro and BCHL veterans Brody Lynott (Alberni Valley Bulldogs), Luke Hannas (Prince George Spruce Kings) and Steve Axford (Powell River Kings). “We’re looking forward to seeing the style and intensity of play in the BCIHL,” Keyano head coach Paul Strand said.”Many of our players are from B.C. and are looking forward to playing games in front of friends and family. These games will be a good test and hopefully will provide a memorable experience for the college and the players. It’s trips like these I remember most from my college days.” The upcoming weekend set against Keyano marks the first of five match-ups for the Saints against ACAC opposition.Selkirk travels to Edmonton to face Concordia University, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and Grant McEwan University on the weekend of September 20-22.The Saints will then return home for a pair of games against league rivals Trinity Western University on September 27/28 before the regular season begins on Friday, October 4 at home to Eastern Washington. General admission tickets for both games this weekend will be available at the door for $5. The Selkirk College Saints dominated the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League last season.Now the men’s Hockey program get a chance to test the waters from across the BC/Alberta border when Selkirk plays its first-ever games against Alberta college league competition this weekend in Nelson and Castlegar.Alberta- based Keyano College of Fort McMurray visits the West Kootenays for a pair of exhibition contests. “We’re expecting Keyano College to be a very tough and talented opponent,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.
Joseph Talamo82511126%$525,404 AUDIBLE PLACES BIG MACHER IN PALOS VERDESHIGH FIVE FOR HOLLENDORFER IN LAS VIRGENESSTEADY HOME RUN KITTEN IN FORM FOR ARCADIA‘CHROME’ VOX POPULI AUCTION STARTS TODAYSERVICES THIS SATURDAY FOR GARY DIMKICH Corey Nakatani5187716%$452,140 IT’S CINCO DE LAS VIRGENES ON SATURDAY Jerry Hollendorfer has five horses entered in Saturday’s Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes, half the field.That couldn’t happen in the old days, when they would have had to run as an entry, a bet on one being a bet on all.“I think the most we’ve entered in a race before was three,” said Hollendorfer’s assistant of eight years Dan Ward.“I never saw it,” said agent Vince DeGregory, who has been in the game since 1959. Ditto for agent Scotty McClellan, who although he didn’t remember it occurring in the 43 years he’s been in racing, added, “But I think it might have happened.”Be that as it may, Hollendorfer, who is inching his way towards 7,000 career wins, entered five of the six horses he had nominated to the one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.Hollendorfer’s Fab Five for the $300,000 race: Glory, Lutine Belle, Achiever’s Legacy, Majestic Presence and Light the City.Safety in numbers is not necessarily a bad thing. “Years ago,” California Horse Racing Board steward Tom Ward recalled, “someone said that one day Charlie Whittingham will have every horse in a race,” to which Santa Anita Racing Secretary Jimmy Kilroe had this rejoinder: ‘What’s wrong with that?’”The field for the Las Virgenes, which goes the eighth race: Glory, Mike Smith, 4-1; Maybellene, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Lutine Belle, Alex Solis, 12-1; Achiever’s Legacy, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Mio Me, Corey Nakatani. 15-1; Majestic Presence, Gary Stevens, 7-2, Callback, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Suva Harbor, Martin Pedroza, 8-1; Miss Mandate, Joe Talamo, 12-1; and Light the City, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1. Rafael Bejarano9724171525%$1,136,684 FINISH LINES: Santa Anita invites fans to its Big Game Party Sunday in the Bud Light Lounge & Sirona’s. Enjoy a buffet, program, big screen HDTV’s, two full-size pool tables, and $3 Budweiser and Bud Light brews all day for only $20. Tickets are available online at santaanita.com/events. Fans must be 21 or older to enter this area on a first come, first served for seating. Call 626-574-6400 for rates. First post time is 11 a.m. . . .Sunland Derby and Damascus winner Chitu worked four furlongs in company for Bob Baffert Thursday morning in 46.60 under Martin Garcia. Stablemate Global Hottie was clocked in 47 flat . . . Richard Mandella on how Beholder is coming along: “She couldn’t be better.” . . . Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper Saturday in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:20 a.m. will be HRTV reporter/analyst Zoe Cadman. There will be no seminar Sunday due to early post time . . . No fear of triskaidekaphobia: Aperfectdaytofly ($7.40 in the seventh race) and Sum Midnight Star ($9.60 in the ninth) each won Sunday wearing saddle cloth No. 13 . . . Former jockey Corey Black is known for being loquacious, but trainer Howard Zucker was on point in his description: “You ask him what time it is and he tells you how to build a clock.” Bob Baffert3969515%$550,868 Peter Miller591213620%$692,760 Peter Eurton3164619%$301,558 Philip D’Amato2846514%$251,640 Tyler Baze11213101612%$868,364 Fernando Perez6986512%$293,474 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer65159723%$1,322,284 Mike Smith49109720%$759,041 Elvis Trujillo821211615%$740,816 Victor Espinoza671213618%$723,030 Doug O’Neill5777712%$380,340 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 25) CALIFORNIA CHROME VOX POPULI AUCTION BEGINS TODAYCollectors, “Chromies,” and curators will be vying for the race-worn winning silks of a champion as well as other prized pieces in a historical opportunity when the California Chrome Vox Populi Charity Auction begins today.This unique, 10-day online auction will feature five museum-quality pieces celebrating California Chrome, the winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness as well as the 2014 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and the Secretariat Vox Populi Award, which recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the American public and gained recognition for Thoroughbred racing.The items–all with impeccable provenance and of profound significance–were donated by California Chrome’s owners Steve Coburn and Perry Martin in collaboration with Mrs. Penny Chenery and the Secretariat Archives, to benefit the Secretariat Foundation.Most notable in this impressive collection are the actual DAP Racing silks worn by Victor Espinoza when he guided California Chrome to his first significant win in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita last spring. This piece, signed by each member of the California Chrome team, marks the first time–at least in recent memory–when the original race-worn winning silks of a newly crowned Horse of the Year have been offered to the general public.The auction also will feature a sculpted bust of California Chrome by esteemed equine artists Kitty Cantrell and Caroline Boydston, who created the official trophy for the Vox Populi Award, as well as an original oil painting of California Chrome by acclaimed Kentucky equine artist Jaime Corum. The highly-sought after Vox Populi prints released earlier this month at Santa Anita were created and published from this original portrait.The Vox Populi Auction also will offer two items that represent the storied career of California Chrome’s trainer, Art Sherman. One is a 1955 issue of Sports Illustrated, featuring the legendary Swaps on the cover and signed by Sherman, who as a teenager was a stable hand and exercise rider for Swaps’ connections. The other is an exquisite miniature hand-painted pewter figurine of California Chrome commissioned specially for this auction. Only two of these miniatures were produced, and the other Sherman received during the Vox Populi Awardpresentationas a special reminder of his amazing champion.Secretariat.com, in conjunction with eBay, will host this first-ever Vox Populi Auction. Bidding will begin this evening, and conclude Sunday, Feb. 8. For more information about the auction or the Vox Populi Award visit Secretariat.comThe Secretariat Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization created by Mrs. Penny Chenery to assist the Thoroughbred industry in the areas of research, rehabilitation, retirement and recognition. Mrs. Chenery named the foundation after her great champion to use his enduring appeal to bring greater awareness to the many causes found within the equine-related community. Secretariat Foundation revenue is raised through donations, signing appearances, and the sales of memorabilia and officially licensed products on Secretariat.com.GREAT RACE PLACE MOURNS PASSING OF OWNER/RACONTEUR DIMKICH Funeral services for owner/raconteur Gary Dimkich have been set for Saturday,10 a.m. at St. Steven’s Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Alhambra. A frequent visitor to Clockers’ Corner, Dimkich enjoyed the everyday camaraderie of friends and was well-steeped in the lore and tradition of racing and “All Things Santa Anita.”A Los Angeles native, Dimkich, 69, passed away suddenly at his Arcadia home on Saturday night following a day spent with friends on Sunshine Millions/California Cup Day at the track. A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in nearby El Sereno, Dimkich went on to play football at Cal State Los Angeles, where he led his school’s conference in punting one season.A lifelong friend of influential Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, Dimkich developed a myriad of relationships over the years and operated the popular eatery, Delacy’s Club 41, in Old Town Pasadena for eight years. Subsequent to that, he enjoyed a career as a part-time actor, appearing on the HBO series LUCK, and later on shows such as The Mentalist, Sons of Anarchy and others.Dimkich also endeavored to benefit area children by working at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House. He is survived by his wife; Leah, two daughters, Nicole and Cara, two granddaughters, Isabella and Sofia, his brother Mitch, two nieces and a nephew.The Dimkich family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House: 763 South Pasadena Ave., Pasadena, Ca., 91105. TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won John Sadler4546109%$289,082 Michael Pender1543027%$120,150 Flavien Prat3552514%$203,730 Brandon Boulanger4852410%$116,400 Mark Casse2754419%$371,570 Martin Garcia48710515%$578,450 Mark Glatt3055517%$262,552 Eddie Truman840150%$168,030 Drayden Van Dyke81971211%$506,206 XPRESSBET, SANTA ANITA, GULFSTREAM INTRODUCE ‘X-COUNTRY’ PICK 4Leading online wagering provider Xpressbet, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park and the Stronach Group, is excited to announce its plans to offer horseplayers the opportunity to play a special Pick 4 on Saturday, Feb. 7. The all-stakes, $500,000 guaranteed ‘X-Country’ (Cross Country) Pick 4 will combine the best races that day at Gulfstream – the Donn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap – and Santa Anita – the San Antonio Stakes and San Marcos Stakes – and will coincide with a live broadcast of those races on Fox Sports 1.The majority of North America’s best racehorses are scheduled to be in action that day, with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome likely to square off against Pacific Classic and Malibu Stakes victor Shared Belief in the San Antonio Stakes, while Lea targets a repeat in the Donn Handicap against last year’s Florida Derby winner, Constitution.“February 7 is a day that many horseplayers and racing fans circled on their calendars weeks ago,” said Xpressbet President, Ron Luniewski. “Not only do these races historically draw exceptional fields, but this year is truly special with so many of the world’s best horses planning to run. We’re excited that the X-Country Pick 4 has become a reality, and we’re excited that horseplayers will have the opportunity to bet on all of these great horses and races as part of one wager.”“With world-class cards at both Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park on Feb. 7, horseplayers can expect some great wagering opportunities, including the X-Country Pick 4.” said Santa Anita President Tom Ludt. “We are very excited for a potential rematch of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes and an exciting day of racing.”P.J. Campo, Vice President of Racing for The Stronach Group and General Manager of Gulfstream Park, added, “It’s going to be a huge weekend. Not only will our fans see four of the country’s most prestigious races and top horses, but another unique wager from The Stronach Group with a $500,000 guarantee. We’re looking forward to working with our partners at Santa Anita and Xpressbet to make this a memorable day.”In addition to the Grade I Donn Handicap and Grade I Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap, Gulfstream Park’s Feb. 7 card also includes the Grade III Fred Hooper Stakes, the Grade III Suwannee River Stakes and the Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint. Santa Anita’s Feb. 7 card also features the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes, as well as the Grade II San Marcos Stakes and the San Antonio.Customers who play the X-Country Pick 4 at Xpressbet will also receive 0% takeout for their winning wager, as well as 4-times XB Rewards Bonus Points. To sign up for an Xpressbet account and to receive an enhanced $150 Welcome Bonus, please visit www.xpressbet.com/XCountry and enter promo code XCOUNTRY. Martin Pedroza69913513%$354,550 HOFMANS HOPES TO GO YARD WITH HOME RUN KITTENHome Run Kitten goes for the second stakes win of his career when he runs in Saturday’s Grade II Arcadia Stakes at one mile on turf.The versatile son of Kitten’s Joy trained by David Hofmans for longtime client Susan Osborne, who races as Tarabilla Farms, Inc., won the Singletary Stakes at one mile on grass and also the Grade III Eddie D. at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Last out, he was second by a neck in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile on Dec. 26.“I’m happy with the draw (post position two in a field of nine), but the field’s a little tough,” Hofmans said. “He tries every time and there’s no other place to run.”In 10 career starts, Home Run Kitten has a 4-2-2 record with earnings of $257,800. He will be ridden once again by Joe Talamo, who been aboard in each of his previous starts.The Arcadia field: Play Hard To Get, Alex Solis, 20-1; Home Run Kitten, Joe Talamo, 3-1; Baccelo, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; Kaigun, Corey Nakatani, 5-2; Edge of Reality, Flavien Prat, 8-1; El Nino Terrible, Fernando Perez, 12-1; Talco, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Za Approval, Mike Smith, 3-1; and Avanzare, Gary Stevens, 4-1. Tiago Pereira484278%$136,160 Gary Stevens3985721%$474,400 BALTAS HOPES TO IMPROVE ON CLAIM TO FAME Stymie and Lava Man are two of racing’s greatest claims. Stymie, haltered for $1,500 by legendary trainer Hirsch Jacobs back in the 1940s, went on to earn a then-world record of more than $900,000 before Triple Crown winner Citation surpassed the mark when he won the 1951 Hollywood Gold Cup.Lava Man, claimed for $50,000 by Doug O’Neill, subsequently won the Hollywood Gold Cup three times and the Santa Anita Handicap in 2006 and 2007, earning more than $5 million before his retirement.Enter Big Macher. The California-bred gelding isn’t within a furlong of Stymie and Lava Man at this point, but the son of Beau Genius taken by trainer Richard Baltas from his first start, a $20,000 maiden claiming race on July 17, 2013, has paid his way and then some, earning more than $500,000. His future is still in front of him, starting with Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes at six furlongs.Baltas had ticketed Big Macher for the $150,000 California Cup Sprint on Sunshine Millions California Cup Day last Saturday, but after drawing the one post position, opted to wait for the Palos Verdes, one reason being he hoped to get a more advantageous post position.“I didn’t expect him to achieve what he has so far, hell no,” Baltas said of the 5-year-old gelding. “When you claim a horse and it improves, I don’t think it’s a matter of luck. It’s up to the trainer to make the decisions. Look at Ron Ellis. He took Seeking the Sherif for $12,500 and did everything he had to do to improve the horse.“That’s what happens in this business with guys who know how to train a horse. It doesn’t happen to Joe Schmo. Guys just don’t get lucky. You’ve got to take care of horses every day, day in, day out . . . You’ve got to make the right decisions.“It’s like coaching a football team. You’ve got to know what you did wrong and try to improve on it. You look at a horse every day to see what you can do to make it better next time. The horse has to earn its way through the ranks.“Sometimes you claim a horse and it works out, sometimes it doesn’t.”As to the Palos Verdes, Baltas said the break is important and he hopes to see Big Macher “right behind Bonde’s horse,” referring to trainer Jeff Bonde’s speedball Distinctiv Passion, who breaks just inside Big Macher in the No. 1 post position. The field for the Palos Verdes, race six of nine: Distinctiv Passion, Mike Smith, 2-1; Big Macher, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Conquest Two Step, Joe Talamo, 4-1; Secret Circle, Martin Garcia, 5-2; Wild Dude, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; and Chief Lion, Martin Pedroza, 15-1. Kent Desormeaux71168823%$907,392 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS A. C. Avila1340131%$82,000
SANTA ANITA PARK CANCELS FRIDAY’S RACING AS MORE THAN FIVE INCHES OF RAIN & HEAVY WINDS ARE PREDICTED FOR FOOTHILL COMMUNITIES
RACING TO RESUME SATURDAY AS SKIES CLEAR OVER THREE-DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 16, 2017)–With more than five inches of rain, local flooding and high winds predicted for the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, Santa Anita Park officials have announced that Friday’s eight-race card has been cancelled.The National Weather Service has predicted Friday’s storm will hit pre-dawn and that it could be the strongest in recent years, with the prospect of local flooding throughout the day and wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour–this coming on the heels of more than 20 inches of rain for this season.Additionally, due to the prospect of unsafe road conditions, Santa Anita will also be closed for simulcast wagering on Friday.Santa Anita will be open as planned for live racing over the three-day Presidents’ Day weekend as the projected storm moves eastward overnight Friday and into Saturday.First post time for live racing on Saturday, Sunday and Monday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates will open on all three days at 10:30 a.m.For track condition updates, scratches, changes and complete morning line information, fans are encouraged to visit santaanita.com.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Five Democratic candidates have withdrawn from Michigan’s Jan. 15 presidential primary, leaving what amounts to a beauty contest for front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and a handful of lesser-knowns. Barack Obama, John Edwards and Bill Richardson filed paperwork Tuesday, the deadline to withdraw from the ballot. Two other candidates, Joe Biden and Dennis Kucinich, said they also were bypassing the primary. Although Michigan is a critical Midwest state in presidential voting, it violated Democratic National Committee rules by moving its primary earlier in the process. The candidates are honoring the DNC’s wishes in skipping the contest. Clinton broke with the leading candidates, with her campaign issuing a statement saying the New York senator will remain on the ballot. Chris Dodd also plans to stay on the ballot. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAll the Democratic candidates already have agreed not to campaign in Michigan because it broke DNC rules when it moved its primary ahead of Feb. 5. Party rules say states cannot hold their 2008 primary contests before Feb. 5, except for Iowa on Jan. 14, Nevada on Jan. 19, New Hampshire on Jan. 22 and South Carolina on Jan. 29.