‘Don’t call me grandma’: jockey Chantal Sutherland readies for return to saddle

Daniel Ross: The worlds most recognizable female jockey is eying a comeback and the opportunity to exit the athletic on her own terms Stepping into Chantal Sutherlands home in Huntington Beach, California, the first thing to catch the eye are two Pomeranians disco-dancing on the other side of broad glass doors. Theyre waiting impatiently to be allowed in. One is tinged Barbie-pink, and resembles a Bed Bath& Beyond shower puff mysteriously brought to life. Thats Q-Tip and Wile E Coyote, says Sutherland, falling armfuls of Christmas shopping to the kitchen…

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2 Ponies Die In First 4 Races At Preakness

The Preakness get off to a tragic start on Saturday, with two horses succumbing in the first four races and a jockey hospitalized with a broken collarbone. Homeboykris succumbed after a come-from-behind victory in the first race at Baltimore’s Pimlico Course. After leaving the winner’s circle, the gelding suffered an apparent heart attack and collapsed. A planned necropsy will determine the official cause of death. USA Today Sports/ Reuters Homeboykris( 3) collapsed and succumbed in accordance with the post race Winners Circle presentation while returning to the barn during the…

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Los Angeles to build world’s most expensive stadium complex

( CNN) Los Angeles will welcome the return of NFL football with the construction of a new 80,000 -seat stadium complex and “NFL Disney World, ” expected to become the world’s most expensive sports arena. The 300 -acre development in Inglewood, a few miles from downtown Los Angeles, will provide a new home for the NFL’s Rams franchise, whose return to their former home city was approved by league officials last Tuesday. The developing has an estimated cost of $2.6 billion — more than$ 1 billion more than New Jersey’s…

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MLB refuses to overturn Pete Rose’s lifetime ban

Sept. 21, 2015: Former Cincinnati Reds player and director Pete Rose tapes a segment for Miami Television News on the campus of Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio.( AP Photo/ Gary Landers, File) CINCINNATI- Pete Rose’s application for reinstatement to baseball was repudiated Monday by Commissioner Rob Manfred, who concluded the career hittings leader continued to gamble even while trying to end his lifetime ban and would be a risk to the sport’s integrity if allowed back in the game. Rose agreed to the ban in August 1989 after an investigation…

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Channel Seven reporter’s hug of weather presenter sparks Chris Gayle comparings

Social media users criticise Hamish McLachlans on-air embracing of former Miss Universe contestant Monika Radulovic during her first day as Weekend Sunrise weather reader Social media users have compared Australian sports reporter Hamish McLachlan to embattled cricketer Chris Gayle, after McLachlan wrap his arms around his colleague Monika Radulovic on air. Radulovic, a former Miss Universe contestant, was partway through a broadcast on her first day as a fill-in climate reader for Channel Sevens Weekend Sunrise when the incident happened. McLachlan, a friend of Radulovic, awkwardly espoused the reporter before…

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Queen’s Birthday Honours: Rod Stewart and Tim Peake head list – BBC News

Image copyright PA/ AP Singer Rod Stewart has been knighted in a Queen’s Birthday Honours list that also recognises the achievements of British cosmonauts Tim Peake. Major Peake was on the International Space Station when he received the news he would become a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to space research and scientific education. The knighthood for Sir Rod, whose own stellar career has find him sell more than 100 million records over six decades, is for services to music and charity. “Forces…

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7 Gender-Specific Ways Actors Are Constantly Screwed Over

If the trailer is any indication, it seems the only good part of the new Ghostbusters movie is going to be the controversially gender-swapped cast. Similarly, the new Rogue One trailer has a handful of internet dipshits clutching their pearls because there’s yet another female Star Wars lead who isn’t wearing a bikini or dying in childbirth. Despite this tiny backlash, most of us are -AOK with Hollywood’s push to create more strong and funny female role models for the kids.( Lord knows I’m happy to know that my niece…

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How one human plans to construct billions selling Mojave desert water

Scott Slater wants to pump billions of gallons to LA and other drought-hit cities – and make $2.4 bn in the process Scott Slater has got a plan. It is not a popular plan, but he wants to pump 814 bn gallons of water from under the Mojave desert to Los Angeles and the other drought-stricken communities in southern California, and make more than$ 2bn( PS1. 3bn) doing so. Yes, its quite a lot of money, Slater, the 57 -year-old chief executive of Cadiz Inc, says as he stands in…

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Claims Five: Why does a broken leg mean the end for a pony? | Chris Cook

Chris Cook: Senior vets explain why there is no way to save most of the racehorses who suffer a broken leg Nothing undermines horse racing than the fact that its heroes may suffer a fatal injury at any moment. It doesn’t even require a impediment or a steeplechase fencing; one false step, one misplaced hoof may be all it takes for a bone to break in such a way that the horse cannot be saved. Racehorses are incredibly tough animals, brave, hardy and durable. At the same time, in the…

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