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Related Stories MBB : For Southerland, SAT final hurdle to getting to SyracuseSoutherland’s suspension reportedly due to NCAA investigation into academic recordsSyracuse forward Southerland ineligible until further noticeNext man up: Jerami Grant’s role expands with Southerland ineligible Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse forward James Southerland is scheduled to have an appeal heard to regain his eligibility some time next week, The Post-Standard reported on Thursday. The timing of the appeal means that Southerland will miss the Orange’s next two games, against Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.The appeal will be before an SU panel, not the NCAA, The Post-Standard reported.Southerland was declared ineligible prior to Syracuse’s win over Villanova on Jan. 12 due to an undisclosed academic issue. The forward has remained out since, and the Orange has gone 3-1 in four games without him.The senior still ranks second on the team in points per game with 13.6 and leads the team with 33 3-pointers made. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on January 31, 2013 at 2:18 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2
Head down, man down · Freshman running back Ronald Jones II currently leads all Trojan rushers with 466 yards this season. His four touchdowns on the ground share the team lead, along with redshirt senior Tre Madden. – Tal Volk | Daily TrojanIt was another strong, physical and competitive practice for the Trojans. Interim head coach Clay Helton kept the team’s emphasis on the basics.“I think these techniques and fundamentals are really paying off,” Helton said. “It’ll be critical in this game.”Defensive line coach Chris Wilson also emphasized technique with his players. Looking to Cal, the Trojans will need to be able to shut down quarterback Jared Goff. Wilson noted that Goff is “the best” in college football.“[Goff is] accurate. He’s smooth in the pocket,” Wilson said. “He can make every throw … He’s what you look for.”With the strong performance from the defense against Utah, Wilson said he was impressed with the continually strong play from the freshmen.“They’re fun, they’re talented, they like to play,” Wilson said. “They really want to be really good football players.”Specifically, freshman inside linebacker Cameron Smith boasted three interceptions and a team-high nine tackles. Though Smith was dominant, he hasn’t let his strong performance have an effect on his practice. His main focus is on the team’s play as a whole.“I want to be there for my teammates,” Smith said. “And help my team as much as possible.”Smith is also looking to continue to improve his game.“I’m trying to learn as much as possible,” Smith said. “And to make the plays when they’re there.”Not only do the Trojans have freshmen starters, but they also have much-needed depth. This depth has been especially beneficial with the injuries over the last couple of games. Helton mentioned that red shirt wide receivers Steven Mitchell Jr. and Darreus Rogers have both started playing a bit more. Left tackle Chad Wheeler was practicing and will be good to go for Saturday.With the freshman starters, the Trojans have added versatility on the field.“I think our youth and talent is what shines so brightly here at ‘SC,” Helton said. “I think there’s a tremendous future for this University.”Freshman cornerback Iman Marshall had two pass interference calls against Utah, but Helton isn’t worried because Marshall is an aggressive player. Helton even pointed out that Marshall is turning into a “premier corner.”“He’s so big and strong, he’s an absolute weapon,” Helton said. “I don’t want to take that part of the game away from him.”On the offense, Helton will look for tailback Ronald Jones II to get more snaps on the ball because of his continued performances. Not only has Jones been successful on the field, but he also has been putting in hard work and time during practice to become a more complete player.“As you produce, your role increases,” Helton said. “That’s just the nature of football.”Against Cal, defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox wants to see the team remain consistent. Against Notre Dame, the defense missed some coverage assignments, but they made adjustments and limited those mistakes against Utah. Wilcox credits the improvements to mental intensity, focus and consistent performances.“We just need to be more consistent overall,” Wilcox said.To beat Cal, the Trojans will have to shut down Goff and Cal’s running game.“As an offense, they’re extremely explosive,” Wilcox said. “It’ll be a great challenge for us.”Helton spent time working with the offensive line during practice. As the son of an offensive line coach, Helton knows the importance of having a strong line.“I just want them to feel the intensity and passion that I have for that group,” Helton said. “For us to win the championship, it’s going to be won in the trenches.”Sophomore wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has continued to be a strong point for the Trojans’ offense.“[Smith-Schuster] reminds me so much of the great ones that have been here,” Helton said.Helton pointed out that Smith-Schuster is always competing like it’s a game. Helton talked about how he’s always playing at his top gear.“It’s his nature,” Helton said. “He only knows one speed, God bless him.”For the Trojans to beat Cal, they will need to stay focused on their fundamentals and carry their dominant momentum from the Utah game.
Ghana’s second day of training on Wednesday will present Kwesi Appiah with a full-house after the Ayew brothers, Andre and Jordan together with goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey arrived in camp.The Black Stars began preparations on Tuesday for the first leg fixture in the final round of qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations against Malawi on Saturday with 21 players.But the arrival of the three players increases the numbers to 24.The trio will meet up with the rest of the squad in the morning for training at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah, has yet again supported the Retired National Footballers Association of Ghana (RENFAG).He presented a cheque for ¢10,000 to the ex-footballers at its office at the Accra Stadium.To the coach, the gesture forms part of the Kwasi Appiah Foundation’s quest to support the needy, particularly retired footballers.He described the career of the footballer as short and has therefore admonished the current generation of players to invest wisely.Coach Ibrahim Sunday, on behalf of his mates, expressed profuse thanks to coach Appiah for the gesture.The coach has been consistent in embarking on such charity projects.
A Florida sheriff is shaken up after he strikes and kills a pedestrian crossing the street in front of his unmarked patrol car. The sheriff was not en-route to a scene at the time of the accident.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast was driving an unmarked 2017 Chevy Tahoe SUV northbound on US 19 just after 9 p.m., south of Woodland Water Boulevard in Hernando County, when he struck a man. The pedestrian was apparently trying to cross the street and walked into the path of the sheriff’s vehicle.The pedestrian died at the scene. The sheriff was not injured and there are no charges pending, according to the report.Prendergast has served as Citrus County sheriff since being elected to the post in November 2016.
Facebook110Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Westport WineryWestport Winery’s Raspberry Pie is a customer favorite.In the Summer 2014 issue of Washington Tasting Room Magazine Westport Winery’s Farm to Fork Restaurant was ranked as one of the top ten winery restaurants in Washington State.The article highlights the winery’s commitment to locally sourced ingredients along with making all their offerings from scratch. “We don’t offer fast food, but I can promise that it’s made fresh just for each guest,” Kim Roberts said. As co-owner of the winery, Roberts is the driving force behind the menu and recipe development.The article acknowledges the winery’s bakery as well. “When we added the bakery, I was the full-time baker for the first year. I’m a total baking snob. I want a significant ‘Wow!’ factor if I’m going to splurge.” The molten chocolate soufflé topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a chocolate raspberry sauce made from their Red Sky at Night wine is a fan favorite. But it’s the fresh raspberry cream pie that usually steals the show.“We grow a lot of berries on our farm and we try to use them whenever possible.” This includes the winery’s latest creations called Scookies which are described as having the flavor a scone in a convenient cookie shape. Currently Scookies are offered in three flavors: raspberry-almond, blueberry-lemon, and blackberry-orange.In addition, the article highlights Westport’s commitment to their hand-crafted cocktails and regional draft beer. Roberts said, “We’re lucky to have Wishkah Distillery and Westport Brewing Company in neighboring towns. It’s always satisfying to work with other local entrepreneurs.”That commitment to local collaborations is also reflected in their lunch and dinner menus with Dungeness crab from Nelson Seafood in Tokeland and oysters from Brady’s in Westport. Although it’s a coastal restaurantDungeness Crab Cakes showcase local seafood in the Farm to Fork restaurant.their offerings are not exclusively seafood. “We use Washington raised Certified Angus Beef for our burgers, prime rib and steaks,” Roberts said. “And we baked with low-gluten flour grown using sustainable farming practices from our friends at Shepherd’s Grain in Reardan.”The winery grows the majority of its culinary herbs in a custom glass greenhouse that is part of the extensive display gardens. “As farmers we’re always looking at what we can grow well in our environment. In addition to berries we’ve expanded a lot into culinary lavender which we use in our lavender-vanilla bean shortbread cookies, our lavender lemon drops and our sugar-free lavender crème brûlée.”Westport Winery and Vineyards By-the-Sea with its unique sculpture garden, lavender labyrinth, musical fence, 9-hole executive golf course, giant chess set, outdoor scrabble game, and grape maze, is located on the corner of Highway 105 and South Arbor Road halfway between Aberdeen and Westport. Westport Winery was named Best of the Northwest Wine Tour in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.Westport’s award-winning wines are exclusively available at the winery. The tasting room, gift shop, produce market, plant nursery and bakery are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The restaurant is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner on Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information contact Westport Winery at 360-648-2224 or visit the website at www.westportwinery.com.
Patrick Gallagher2663523%54%$466,298 Flavien Prat16631172519%44%$1,794,712 Drayden Van Dyke10311121311%35%$647,839 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Philip D’Amato9019141521%53%$1,047,920 Kristin Mulhall3266219%44%$270,735 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Victor Espinoza5569511%36%$622,660 Carla Gaines3452215%26%$417,410 (Current Through Friday, Feb. 26) Jeff Bonde2772426%48%$167,310 Tiago Pereira703864%24%$239,499 William Spawr2775326%56%$186,997 Brayan Pena433267%26%$94,045 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Abel Lezcano514248%20%$198,364 Steven Miyadi46911720%59%$300,059 J. Keith Desormeaux3365818%58%$238,624 FINISH LINES: Texas Red, winner of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita, worked five furlongs for his four-year-old debut on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday in 1:02.60. “I’m not pushing him too hard yet,” said trainer Keith Desormeaux. “He’s in a nice rhythm, but I have no race in mind for him right now.” Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Swipe worked four furlongs for Desormeaux in 51.60 . . . Friday’s Pick Six payoff of 124.20 to 337 winning tickets resulted from favorites capturing five of the races in the sequence, and the other by a horse that was almost favored, paying $7.20. Winners in the Pick Six races were Abets Abet ($5.80), Shortstormcoming ($7.20, second choice by a dime), Amazing Lady ($3), Howdy ($4.20), Hawkedon (5.40) and Herunbridledpower ($4.20) . . . Congrats to Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free who had all six winners on top. Five out of six paid $8.80 on 1996 tickets . . . El Camino Real Derby winner Frank Conversation worked four furlongs under Mario Gutierrez in 49 seconds flat for the UAE Derby in Dubai on March 26. Trainer Doug O’Neill plans to ship Frank Conversation “about two weeks before the race” with Gutierrez arriving later to ride the son of Quality Road . . . Tom Quigley‘s guest Sunday in the East Paddock Gardens at 11:25 a.m. will be UK racing commentator and this weekend’s announcer at Santa Anita David Fitzgerald . . . Of Santa Anita’s top 24 jockeys, Kent Desormeaux has the highest in-the-money percentage at 59 with an 11-21-12 mark from 74 mounts. Meet leader Rafael Bejarano, who won three races Thursday to break a tie for the top spot with Santiago Gonzalez, is second with 51 percent in the money. Mario Gutierrez13818232013%44%$1,072,266 Martin Pedroza6998413%30%$232,310 Bob Baffert7316111122%52%$1,203,665 Mike Smith65761211%38%$931,385 Fernando Perez1191112189%34%$614,899 Kent Desormeaux7411211215%59%$973,519 AT 83, THE FUTURE IS NOW FOR AGENT DEGREGORY Vince DeGregory turns 84 on Aug. 29, but he has a lot to celebrate today.On Monday, the veteran agent who now calls the shots for jockey Tiago Pereira, underwent throat surgery for 90 minutes at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank to remove a growth attached to his thyroid gland that left a vertical scar of about three inches just below his Adam’s Apple.If he’s vain about his looks, he can cover the scar with a bow tie. But that’s the least of his worries.“The doctor (Warren Line) told me yesterday that when he first started the procedure he was expecting the growth to be the size of a pea, but as he went further, it became the size of a large grape,” DeGregory said. “He got it all out and thank God there’s no cancer. When I saw him yesterday he gave me a clean bill of health.“I said to him, ‘The scar’s going to remind me that God doesn’t want me to die yet.’”There are still plenty of leaves on the tree, even though the rings are growing.“I started as an agent in 1959,” DeGregory said. “My first jock was Conn Errico at Belmont Park. I went to Aqueduct when it opened later that year. Sword Dancer trained by Elliott Burch won the opening day stakes.“(Eddie) Arcaro was like a stepfather to me. He’s the one who got me to become a jockey’s agent. I had to go in front of (stewards) Marshall Cassidy and Cal Rainey at that time. “They were very, very strict and I remember Arcaro telling me, ‘Vince, never screw anybody at the draw.“When you give a person a call, stand by that. I’ve used that as my motto my whole life.“I’ve seen all the great horses of their day: Bold Ruler, Nashua, Tom Fool, Damascus, Sword Dancer, but the greatest one to me was Kelso (named Horse of the Year five consecutive years from 1960 through 1964).“When I was a young guy coming up I didn’t know enough about Thoroughbreds to give an opinion, but as time progressed and from being around the game, I learned from other people. I paid attention to trainers, and an old man I never forgot was Sam Winninger, who was a private clocker.“He would bet his own money and taught me how horses worked, how they traveled, so that when I got a rider, I could pick one horse from another. That helped throughout my career.”DeGregory, born in Greenwich, N.Y., about 10 miles from Saratoga Springs where he was raised, served in the Army at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, with Dick Groat, a lifelong friend now 85 who would go on to play shortstop with second baseman Bill Mazeroski for the World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates in 1960 and be named National League MVP.“My roommate in the service was (former catcher and longtime broadcaster and comedian) Bob Uecker,” said DeGregory. “He’s my buddy and I love him. He’s still kicking.”As is DeGregory, a living treasure of racing history who has represented seven Hall of Fame jockeys: Angel Cordero Jr., Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay Jr., Bill Shoemaker, Alex Solis, Jacinto Vasquez and Jorge Velasquez, in addition to Victor Espinoza, Darrel McHargue and Joel Rosario, each with Hall of Fame credentials as well.If there’s room for DeGregory, there would be little argument that he deserves a spot, although he’d be the last to lobby for enshrinement.He got all the glory he needed on Monday. Mike Puype52611312%38%$294,475 David Lopez1132081618%39%$598,201 Alex Solis1930416%37%$218,303 Brice Blanc403478%35%$399,025 Alonso Quinonez614847%26%$206,150 Richard Baltas731210916%42%$890,569 Doug O’Neill12219172016%46%$1,025,373 Joseph Talamo16418202111%36%$961,404 Peter Eurton6612161118%59%$734,968 Ron Ellis2252223%41%$164,730 Peter Miller901171112%32%$444,160 Gary Stevens4796719%47%$1,052,338 Jeff Mullins2456021%46%$164,634 Edwin Maldonado12223101119%36%$804,515 Jose Verenzuela2931310%24%$105,855 Martin Garcia84139815%36%$825,339 Mark Glatt6377311%27%$304,425 QUARTET WORK FOR SAN FELIPE STAKESUndefeated California-bred Smokey Image worked six furlongs Saturday morning under Victor Espinoza in a bullet 1:12.20 as he prepares to run against open company in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 12.The clocking was the fastest of 30 at the distance, the average time of which was 1:14.45. Smokey Image, a son of 2004 Santa Anita Handicap winner Southern Image, won the California Cup Derby at 1 1/16 miles by 8 ½ lengths on Jan. 30 in his first start for Gaines and his first at two turns.Gaines was well satisfied with the drill by Smokey Image, as she was with Bolo’s five furlong workout on the main track in a minute flat.Bolo, winner of the Grade II Arcadia Stakes a mile on grass Feb. 13, is being considered for either the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf or the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap at 1 ¼ miles on dirt March 12.“We still haven’t decided on a race,” Gaines said, adding that at this point it makes little difference except to the media, since both races are the same day, so it doesn’t alter Bolo’s routine from a training standpoint.Smokey Image previously was trained by Greg James who is based in the Bay Area.Also working for the San Felipe Saturday was Danzing Candy for Cliff Sise Jr., who called the six furlong drill under Mike Smith in 1:13 flat “Beautiful. I got him galloping out (seven furlongs) in 1:25 and one or two.”Robert B. Lewis Stakes runner-up Uncle Lino also worked for the San Felipe, going five furlongs in 1:03 with Fernando Perez aboard for trainer Gary Sherlock.“He does that all the time,” Sherlock said of the relatively slow time. “He was by himself, nobody around (at 6:45 a.m.) and he’ll do that 100 times. I’ll put another horse with him next week when he works again.”San Vicente Stakes runner-up Exaggerator, also prepping for the San Felipe, worked five furlongs for Keith Desormeaux in 1:00.40.Tomorrow, Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Mor Spirit, Bob Baffert’s leading Triple Crown contender, is set to work under Martin Garcia for the San Felipe.The son of Eskendereya was scheduled to breeze last Tuesday with regular rider Gary Stevens aboard but the drill was aborted when the colt “lost interest,” according to Baffert.“He’ll work tomorrow and Martin will work him,” Baffert said. “He’ll either go out at 7:45 or nine (o’clock).” Baffert did not announce a distance for the workout. George Papaprodromou3372521%42%$197,905 Vladimir Cerin3093430%53%$300,070 Tyler Baze18420292611%41%$1,055,661 SMOKEY IMAGE, DANZING CANDY BREEZE FOR SAN FELIPEOCTOGENARIAN AGENT DEGREGORY FINE AFTER THROAT SURGERYTEXAS RED IN EASY WORK FOR HIS FOUR-YEAR-OLD DEBUT Agapito Delgadillo6898613%34%$249,412 Steve Knapp2551220%32%$150,610 John Sadler5898516%38%$449,649 Jerry Hollendorfer951291313%36%$888,426 Santiago Gonzalez18736282319%47%$1,424,339 Rafael Bejarano17738341921%51%$1,767,342
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2016)–Eastern invader Fair Point rallied from mid-pack to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Jose Ortiz for owner Stuart Janney, III, and trainer Shug McGaughey. A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Smart Strike, she negotiated 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:11.75.Based at Belmont Park, she came off a narrow second place finish going 5 ½ furlongs on turf at Keeneland Oct. 14 and ventured west for the first time today. Dispatched at 9-2 in a field of 12 fillies and mares three and up, she paid $11.00, $5.60 and $4.00.In collecting her first graded stakes victory, Fair Point improved her overall record to 14-5-7-1. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $389,850.With Santiago Gonzalez up, Miss Double d’Oro rallied from far back to finish second, 1 ¼ lengths in front of Most Beautiful. Off at 29-1, Miss Double d’Oro paid $21.40 and $12.00.Ridden by Gary Stevens, English-bred Most Beautiful rallied from last to prevail by a head over favored Lady Shipman and paid $8.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.20, 42.99 and 1:05.58.
SANTA CLARA — It’s far too early to predict a 49ers record — OK, 9-7 — just as it is far too fetched to read into Wednesday’s release of their schedule. Let’s do it anyway and jump to these 10 conclusions:1. First-half flip. Five road trips in their first eight games should not seem inviting. Must we remind you the 49ers’ record at the halfway point of Kyle Shanahan’s previous two seasons as coach: 0-8 and 1-7. We’ll see if the 49ers have the road chops to get it done right away with …