Holy Lute wins $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes at Santa Anita

by Associated Press on September 30, 2016

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Holy Lute won the second division of the $100,000 Eddie D. Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths Friday on opening day of Santa Anita’s fall meet. Ridden by Jamie Theriot, Holy Lute ran 6 1/2 furlongs on the revamped hillside turf course in 1:11.23 and paid $23.40, $9 and $7.60 at 10-1… Continue Reading

Yuka Saso lead Philippines to World Junior Girls title

by Associated Press on

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) — Yuka Saso led the Philippines to the World Junior Girls team title and also topped the individual standings Friday at Mississaugua Golf and Country Club. The 15-year-old Saso teamed with Harmie Nicole Constantino and Sofia Angela Legaspi to give the Philippines a 2-over 578 total — with only the top two… Continue Reading

Indians put Carrasco on 60-day DL, out for year

by Associated Press on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have placed Carlos Carrasco on the 60-day disabled list, sidelining the right-hander for the rest of the year. Carrasco broke the pinkie finger on his pitching hand when he was hit by a line drive on Sept. 17. Carrasco was 11-8 with a 3.32 ERA in 25… Continue Reading

Hardly unexpected: La Inesperada wins Belmont feature

by Associated Press on

NEW YORK (AP) — La Inesperada dominated the $80,000 allowance feature Friday in the slop at Belmont Park, drawing off to a 5 3/4-length victory. The 4-year-old won in her debut for trainer Rudy Rodriguez, following a claim for $25,000 at Saratoga last month. La Inesperada set the pace with Javier Castellano in the saddle… Continue Reading

Texans coach O’Brien confirms Watt is out for the year

by Associated Press on

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien confirmed Friday that star defensive end J.J. Watt will miss the rest of the season after back surgery. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year had surgery Thursday, a day after he was placed on injured reserve. On Friday, O’Brien answered a simple “yes” when asked… Continue Reading

Rain, persistent mist wash out NHRA qualifying

by Associated Press on

MOHNTON, Pa. (AP) — Rain and persistent mist forced NHRA officials to cancel qualifying Friday in the Dodge NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway. Two rounds of qualifying are set for Saturday in the third event in the six-race NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship.

76ers’ Ben Simmons breaks bone in right foot

by Associated Press on

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons broke a bone in his right foot Friday during the Philadelphia 76ers’ final training camp scrimmage at Stockton University. The team said Simmons fractured the fifth metatarsal bone. It was unclear who long he will be sidelined. The Australian forward played at LSU last… Continue Reading

Holliday comes off DL for possible farewell with Cardinals

by Associated Press on

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have activated Matt Holliday from the disabled list, and the veteran outfielder could make his final appearance with the team this weekend. Holliday broke his left thumb when he was hit by a pitch Aug. 11. The Cardinals informed the slugger this week that it’s not planning… Continue Reading

CIAA to move 8 championships _ but not basketball _ from NC

by Associated Press on

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it will move eight of its 10 conference championships set for North Carolina — but not its two basketball tournaments — because of a state law that restricts the rights of LGBT people. In a statement Friday, the country’s oldest African-American sports conference… Continue Reading

Bills place receiver Watkins on IR; to miss at least 8 weeks

by Associated Press on

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Sammy Watkins will miss at least eight weeks resting an injury to his surgically repaired left foot after the team placed him on the reserved-injured list. The Bills announced the move on Friday afternoon, a few hours after coach Rex Ryan expressed “major concern” over the receiver… Continue Reading