LEGENDARY JOCKEY RAY YORK, WHO WON THE 1954 KENTUCKY DERBY AT AGE 20 ABOARD SANTA ANITA-BASED DETERMINE, DIES AT 86ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2020)–Ray York, who gained international fame by winning the 1954 Kentucky Derby at the age of 20 in 1954, has died at age 86 due to the effects of a one-year battle with pneumonia at an extended care facility near Bakersfield, CA.“Ray passed away peacefully this past Sunday,” said Michael McKay, York’s longtime girlfriend. “He loved racing so much and all the people he had known over the years, but we haven’t been able to visit Santa Anita for several years due to his health,” she added. “We had a great time together and we traveled quite a bit. We went to China, Ireland, Italy, Nova Scotia, Alaska and we visited England three times. Ray was so much fun, always laughing and always talking.”York, who was born on Nov. 23, 1933 in Gloucaster, MA, was gregarious and full of energy well into his 80s. He won major stakes on both coasts and was considered one of the top riders of his era, which included the likes of Bill Shoemaker, Johnny Longden, Eddie Arcaro, Donald Pierce, Bill Hartack, Milo Valenzuela and others.Determine, a diminutive grey colt by Alibhai, also won the 1954 Santa Anita Derby and 1955 Strub Stakes with York and he would go on to a successful career as a stallion, siring the winner of the 1962 Kentucky Derby, Decidedly.Affectionately nicknamed “Walkie-Talkie” by fellow jockey Angel Valenzuela in the early 1950s, York was the life of any party and remained a great interview long after his official retirement as an active rider in 1992.“In his day, Ray could ride with anybody,” said trainer Clay Brinson from his Turf Paradise base in Phoenix, AZ. “Ray had great instincts and he was a big-money jock, no question. As a kid, he was one of the guys I looked up to and learned from. I rode with him in California and Chicago and he won a lotta races for my dad (trainer Ross Brinson). Ray had a great personality and he gave everybody their money’s worth, owners, trainers and the people betting on the horses.”A winner of 3,082 races, York was recognized for his professionalism on and off the track by the racing press, when in 1955, they voted him the winner of Santa Anita’s prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.With his first major Santa Anita stakes win coming aboard the Jimmy Jordan-trained Phil D. in the 1952 San Antonio Handicap, York would go on to win 26 added money events at The Great Race Place, putting him 34th on the track’s all-time list.York won his second Santa Anita Derby in 1959, aboard the Bob Wheeler-trained Hall of Fame filly Silver Spoon, with whom he also won that year’s Santa Anita Oaks.A winner of the 1964 Hollywood Gold Cup aboard the Wally Dunn-conditioned Colorado King, York was a three-time leading rider at Del Mar (1957, 62 & 64) and would shift his tack to Turf Paradise in the late sixties, where he won seven races in one day in 1970.Close friends with trainer Henry Moreno, who also passed away on Sunday, York suited up one final time to ride Moreno’s 4-year-old gelding Culebra to a 10th place finish in a claiming race at Santa Anita on Jan. 13, 2000, thus becoming the first jockey to ride in seven decades.A longtime resident of Kern County, CA, Ray York is survived by his girlfriend Michael McKay, and three children from his first marriage, daughter, Bonnie (Wunner) and two sons, Ray Jr. and Jeff York. Funeral services for York will be held at Erickson and Brown Funeral Home in Taft, CA, Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m.
They’re the regular clubs: Madang Fox FC, Admiralty FC, last season’s minor premier team Hekari United FC, champion Lae City Dwellers FC and FC Port Moresby.Newcomers on board are Lae United FC, Erema FC from Kerema, Huawei PS FC and Rapatona.Ten spaces are available this season, limited to only five for the Southern Region and five for Northern Region with preference to those that address all affiliation criteria.Criteria include franchise clubs must be incorporated as a company and be registered with IPA and there is to be no conflict of ownership.Clubs must either have their home ground or demonstrate their ability to have their own ground within 3 years.They must also be able to adequately demonstrate their ability to meet all financial commitments during the season.Oro FC and PNG Football Association development team Besta United FC that participated last season are yet to indicate interest.NSL urges clubs to submit their expression of interest with a fee of K5000 by mid this week.
Canadian boxer Dave Leblond has set his sights on a possible rematch with Jamaican rival Tsetsi Davis. Leblond defeated professional debutant Nico Yeyo in what many described as a disappointing “hugging match” in their Wray and Nephew Contender Series bout last Wednesday and is now hoping to meet Davis by the luck of the draw in the next round. Leblond had lost controversially to Davis in the second match of the season and, after losing an “egregious judging” appeal, was recalled to the competition in place of countryman Ryan Wagner, who was not medically cleared to face Yeyo. His trainer, Patrice Trudeau, said that he believes the public would be interested in seeing a rematch with Davis. He said their first encounter felt similar to the events of the movie Rocky 4, where Rocky Balboa (played by Sylvester Stallone) was able to win over the support of hostile Russian fans who were cheering for the hometown favourite, Ivan Drago. Trudeau compared Leblond to Balboa. “We see it as a love story with the Jamaican fans,” Trudeau told The Gleaner. “Before the fight, we were live on Facebook telling Canadians that Tsetsi is a crowd favourite in Jamaica and we were comparing Rocky 4 with Tsetsi being Drago.” Trudeau said moments before the fight with Davis, they faced direct hostility from fans but said that had changed during the course of the match. “We had a guy come into the dressing room and tell Dave to his face: ‘You’re gonna get a whipping’, so we saw how much he was a favourite,” he said. “But in the live video, I said ‘You know what? We’re gonna do just like in Rocky 4. Maybe we’ll make people start cheering for the underdog, the guy that’s a new fighter and has the fire in him to prove he’s a good boxer.’ “It was an underdog story. People were cheering for Dave more than Tsetsi at the end of the fight. We’re blessed, we’re really loved.” The Gleaner reached out to Davis to get a response on how he would feel about a possible rematch, but he declined to speak. Leblond said that if he does not get to face Davis in the competition, he would still welcome a chance to have a match later this year, even in Canada. He continued that he hopes not to face another fighter like Yeyo, whom he described as “frustrating”, because of how much time he spent holding him to prevent being hit. “It was impossible to have a plan against Yeyo,” Leblond said through translator Trudeau. “Everything we had set up was impossible to do because that guy just held on. That threw us off and, of course, it was frustrating.” Trudeau said they have to now make a game plan in case they encounter another match like last week’s. “We’re gonna work on something else. This fight was harder than Tsetsi. Tsetsi knows how to fight. This guy (Yeyo) was very difficult and unorthodox because he’s a young boxer.” THE UNDERDOG
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Adamson, though, had Sean Manganti to restore order.Ahanmisi got trapped near the left elbow before firing a pass to Manganti for the dagger three from the right wing that gave the Soaring Falcons a 77-70 lead with 1:14 left in the game.“I cannot say that I was concerned, I was confident in my players, it was a good test for them because despite the run we didn’t panic,” said Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren. “A few years ago, if that situation arises, we would’ve folded but we were able to redeem ourselves and got back to rhythm.”Ahanmisi finished with 24 points, six rebounds, and three assists for the Falcons while Jerom Lastimosa added 14 points, four assists, three steals, and two blocks.Manganti, who shot the game-winner in Adamson’s 69-68 first round win over UP, had 10 points and six boards.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bright Akhuetie led the Fighting Maroons with 24 points and 15 rebounds. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The Growling Tigers upped their mark to 5-5 after a 79-68 win over University of the East earlier in the day.Jerrich Ahanmisi was vital in a big third quarter by the Falcons with 15 points. His assist to Conrad Catapusan made it, 61-39, with 3:03 to go in the period.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAdamson, however, still needed to fend off a spirited comeback by UP in the fourth quarter.Juan Gomez De Liaño punctuated UP’s 22-7 run in the fourth with a three-pointer that cut Adamson’s lead to four, 74-70, just a few seconds after the two-minute warning. MOST READ View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University secured at least a playoff for a Final Four seat after holding off University of the Philippines, 80-72, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The second-seeded Soaring Falcons improved to 8-2 while the Fighting Maroons slid to fifth with a 5-6 record with University of Santo Tomas moving up to fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? UST’s Subido out with ankle injury
He was a fan selection for the All-Star match but would be playing his third game in seven days by joining the squad for the clash across the country in Atlanta.“I am disappointed to miss the 2018 All-Star game against Juventus, one of my former clubs,” Ibrahimovic said. “I want to thank the fans for voting me to the team. My main focus is to score goals and help the LA Galaxy to the playoffs.”The 36-year-old will also miss the Galaxy’s MLS match Saturday at Colorado under MLS rules regarding All-Stars unable to play in contest.“It was a good day. For the team. For me. I scored three goals, had one assist. We won the game,” Ibrahimovic said. “If we wouldn’t have won the game, it doesn’t matter how many goals or assists you do, to win is something different.”Ibrahimovic, who joined from Manchester United earlier this year, scored all three of his goals against Orlando inside 24 second-half minutes.“He’s the most physically imposing player this league has ever had at forward,” Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid said. “When Ibrahimovic posts up, it’s like (retired NBA star) Shaquille O’Neal or people like that. You just don’t move them.”Ibrahimovic, who has helped the Galaxy to third in the Western Conference after a nine-match unbeaten streak, says he feels good but must take special care to stay healthy.“Physically I feel good. I’m training good. I don’t miss one training. I’m playing all the games. I have a good balance. I take care of my body,” he said.“Even if my age what it is, I’m still proving that it’s not about the age. It’s about how you prepare and how you take care of yourself. People were worried how old I am. But don’t worry about my age. You should worry when I slow down.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ibrahimovic scored his first MLS hat-trick against Orlando City on Sunday © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Katharine LotzeLOS ANGELES, United States, Jul 30 – Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Wednesday’s MLS All-Star Game against former club Juventus, the Los Angeles Galaxy announced Monday, citing workload and travel issues.Ibrahimovic took his league tally for the season to 15 goals from 17 matches with his first MLS hat-trick against Orlando City on Sunday.
0Shares0000FC Porto say Iker Cassilas is okay after suffering a heart attack in trainingLISBON, Portugal, May 1 – Veteran goalkeeper Iker Casillas said “everything was under control” after suffering a heart attack in training, he posted on Twitter on Wednesday.The 37-year-old, who has 167 Spain caps and played more than 500 games for Real Madrid, suffered what his club, Porto called an “acute myocardial infarction” in training earlier in the day. “Everything is under control, a big scare but all is intact. Thank you very much for the messages and affection,” Casillas said.The club’s statement on Wednesday said “the training session was interrupted to provide assistance,” adding that Casillas was in a Porto hospital “well, stable and his heart problem solved.”Portuguese media reported Casillas had undergone surgery and his season was over.Porto are second in the Portuguese championship, just two points behind leaders Benfica, and face Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Cup final on May 25.The news prompted an outpouring of concern from fans, clubs former team-mates and opponents.“Courage my friend. I hope you recover quickly,” former Real team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo posted on Instagram.Spain team-mate Gerard Pique tweeted: “Courage Iker, get well soon my friend!”Former England striker Gary Lineker tweeted: “Wishing @IkerCasillas a full and speedy recovery. One of the greats.”Tennis star Rafael Nada and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, both Real Madrid fans, also sent their support.“Real Madrid and its supporters wish to see their eternal captain recover as soon as possible and send him all the support of the world,” the club said.– Trophy-laden career –Casillas joined Real before he turned 10 and played 16 seasons with the first team before moving to Porto in 2015.The former Spain captain turns 38 later in May and recently extended his contract with Porto to next year with the option of an additional year.In addition to a raft of domestic honours with Real and Porto, Casillas has won one World Cup, two European Championships and three Champions Leagues.Iker Casillas came on as a substitute as Real Madrid won the 2002 Champions League final with a spectacular goal by Zinedine Zidane © AFP / GERRY PENNYHe said Porto had told him of they wanted to keep him until he turned 40.Casillas joins a growing list of footballers who have suffered heart attacks.The most recent fatal attack came just last week, when experienced Burundi international Papy Faty died after collapsing during an eSwatini (formerly Swaziland) league match.The most high-profile recent case was former captain of Fiorentina Davide Astori, who died of a heart attack in his sleep prior to a Serie A match with Udinese in March 2018.Casillas and his partner, Spanish journalist Sara Carbonero, have two sons: Martin (5) and Lucas (2).0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
The Affiliate of the Year award went to Connie Lockwood of Golden Empire Mortgage. 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card New directors sworn in Friday included Steve Rice of Coldwell Banker – a Hartwig Co.; Jill Furtado of Coldwell Banker – a Hartwig Co.; Dana Haycock of Coldwell Banker Bozigian Realty; Bob Schack of Realty Executives – Platinum; Linda Lee London of One Stop Realty; Donnie Slocum of RE/MAX All-Pro Lancaster; Donna Drost of Coldwell Banker Bozigian Realty; and Dave Slover of Century 21 Doug Anderson and Associates. GAVAR’s 2005 Realtor of the Year award was presented to Roe Leer of Watson Realty ERA. Lou Bozigian of Coldwell Banker Bozigian Realty was named Broker of the Year. The Rising Star award went to Cheyanne Terracciano of RE/MAX All Pro. The Community Service award went to Marilyn Johnson of Century 21 Doug Anderson & Associates. LANCASTER – Ed Luman of RE/MAX All Pro in Lancaster was installed as the 2006 president of the board of the Greater Antelope Valley Association of Realtors. Also installed at the organization’s annual installation dinner and awards banquet Friday were Sam Hare, president-elect; Ron Beeson, secretary; and Maxi Case, treasurer. Outgoing board President Jodie Shepard was thanked for her service in 2005. An Antelope Valley native, Luman has been a Realtor for 10 years. He spent 15 years in management with Northrop Grumman before deciding to go into real estate. After three years doing both, he switched to real estate exclusively.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant BFI officials were not at the council meeting and did not return phone calls. However, the company has previously said city leaders should not assume that BFI would be willing to reduce its dumping fees. Council President Eric Garcetti plans to appoint a delegation of council members to approach BFI next week. The city has until Feb. 28 to decide whether to renew the five-year, $157 million contract with BFI, which now hauls 3,600 tons of refuse a day to Sunshine Canyon near Granada Hills. Under the current contract, the city must send all its trash to Sunshine Canyon to get the $25-per-ton price, which totals about $29 million per year. BFI has warned that if the city breaks the pact and sends trash to other landfills, the per-ton price could jump to $45. If BFI agrees to lock in the lower price, L.A. could send roughly half its trash to landfills in Riverside and Kings counties for an extra $4.15 million per year, according to estimates released Friday by the Chief Legislative Analyst’s Office. If BFI charges the higher rate, it would cost L.A. $12.69 million more per year to send trash outside city limits. With 10 days left to decide whether to extend a contract for Sunshine Canyon Landfill, the City Council voted Friday to make a desperate final appeal to the dump’s owner to keep the disposal cost down and let Los Angeles start shipping some of its trash to more remote sites. Cooperation from Browning Ferris Industries could allow the city to send half of its residential trash to dumps outside the city limits for an additional $4 million a year, officials say. And that would help Councilman Greig Smith convince budget-conscious colleagues that it’s time to fulfill a promise to end the city’s reliance on urban landfills. “The whole thing hinges on BFI and whether they want to be a good corporate citizen,” said Smith, who pushed for the new negotiating team. If BFI refuses to negotiate, Smith said, “the council has to make a tough decision if they want to keep doing business with BFI.” Waste Management Inc., which has proposed hauling some of the city’s trash at its El Sobrante Landfill in Riverside County, urged the City Council to spend the extra money rather than rely on one company. “If there was ever a situation that screams for competition, we believe this is it,” said Doug Corcoran, Waste Management’s director of operations. Granada Hills residents said they would hold Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to statements he made in a letter to the North Valley Coalition last year in which he said he was prepared to support alternatives to Sunshine Canyon Landfill that cost an additional $9 million to $16 million. Also on Friday, the City Council adopted Smith’s RENEW LA plan, a 20-year blueprint for Los Angeles to reduce its reliance on dumps by expanding recycling, converting waste into energy and paying tax incentives for businesses using trash in manufacturing. Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Eureka >> The College of the Redwoods football team used a big second-quarter effort to earn its first home win of the season in a mud- and rain-filled 18-7 victory over San Jose City College on Saturday afternoon. Everyone who planned to attend Community Stadium Saturday afternoon expected inclement weather. Some wore bags over their shoes and others were armed with rain jackets, tarps or umbrellas. Redwoods head coach Frank Borba and his team also came prepared, and were unphased by the …
ALAMEDA — Derek Carr spent part of his bye week defending himself against accusations he cried after getting sacked one of six times in a blowout loss in London. If he wasn’t crying because of physical pain, he had all the right to because of how bad his offensive line was in a 27-3 loss to the Seahawks in Week 6.Carr withstood six sacks that night, tied for the most sacks he’d taken in a single game in his then-68-game career. Rookie left tackle Kolton Miller, playing on a faulty right knee, …