NEW YORK (AP) — Paulassilverlining pounced on five-outclassed rivals for a 9 1/4-length victory Thursday in the $75,000 feature for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.
The 4-year-old trained by Michelle Nevin had competed in seven straight stakes before dropping into this allowance race. Paulassilverlining wrested the lead from Momameamaria midway on the turn and rolled to her fourth win in 10 starts.
Jose Ortiz, who had three wins on the day, was aboard...
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Chez Reavie enjoyed the pure weather almost as much as watching putts go in. He opened with an 8-under 63 at Monterey Peninsula to take the lead Thursday after one round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Some of the biggest stars had to settle for simply enjoying the sunshine.
Jordan Spieth struggled with his short game — typically a strength — and opened with a 71 at Spyglass Hill. Jason Day also had a 71 at Spyglass,...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Rosie Higgins rode her first career winner in the second race Thursday at Santa Anita, with Hall of Fame jockey and husband Kent Desormeaux watching in civilian attire.
Higgins guided Blue Law to a three-length victory in the $19,000 claiming race for lower-level horses. It was the 31-year-old jockey's fourth career mount. Blue Law paid $4.40 to win as the 6-5 favorite in the field of eight older horses.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lennie Pond, who raced for 17 years in NASCAR's premier series, has died. He was 75.
The J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Chester, Virginia, said Pond died Wednesday but did not give a cause of death.
A native of Ettrick, Virginia, Pond was a regular competitor at Virginia short tracks and won five Late Model championships. He ran one race in NASCAR's top series in 1969 and 1970, then joined the sport full-time in 1973. He...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed former San Diego Padres pitcher Cory Luebke to a minor-league contract.
The deal, announced Thursday, includes an invitation to spring training.
The 30-year-old Luebke put together a 10-12 record in 55 appearances (25 starts) with the Padres from 2010-12. Luebke posted a 3.86 ERA in seven minor-league appearances in the San Diego organization in 2015.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson now says the school hopes to name a new athletic director by the end of February.
Robin Kaler is a spokeswoman for the flagship Urbana-Champaign campus. She said Wilson made the statement Thursday in response to a question after a talk to local business leaders about the status of the state budget and other university issues.