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LAst Night's Action: Big Scratch in Santa Anita Derby
LA Lakers defeat Memphis Grizzlies 86-84.
Kobe Bryant: 24 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal.
Mike Conley: 21 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals.
Texas Rangers defeat LA Angels 3-2.
W: Tanner Scheppers (1-0, 0.00 ERA). L: Scott Downs (0-2, 7.71 ERA). S: Joe Nathan (1).
Jason Vargas: 5.2IP, 8H, 1ER, 2BB, 4K, 93 pitches/57 strikes.
Derek Holland: 7IP, 6H, 2ER, 1BB, 5K, 1HR, 94 pitches/64 strikes.
HR: Angels - Chris Ianetta (2). Rangers - Adrian Beltre (1).
LA Dodgers defeat Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0
W: Zack Greinke (1-0, 0.00 ERA). L: Jonathan Sanchez (0-1, 5.40 ERA). S: Brandon League (1).
Zack Greinke: 6.1IP, 2H, 6K, 92 pitches/56 strikes.
Jonathan Sanchez: 5+IP, 6H, 3ER, 1BB, 4K, 1HR, 88 pitches/54 strikes.
HR: Dodgers - Andre Ethier (1).
Dallas Stars defeat Anaheim Ducks 3-1.
Anaheim: Andrew Cogilano (12, 9:21 1st).
Dallas: Lane Macdermid (2, 9:03 1st), Eric Nystrom (5, 13:54 1st SH), Alex Chiasson (1, 19:12 1st).
Santa Anita Derby. It's the Santa Anita Derby tomorrow at Santa Anita Park. The biggest story is the winner of last month's San Felipe Stakes Hear the Ghost was scratched from the race yesterday with a knee injury and is expected to be out the next four months. For trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, it is yet another missed opportunity for the Kentucky Derby. His last good chance came in 1998 with Event of the Year who had to be scratched after sustaining an injury right before the race.
That makes one of three Bob Baffert-trained horses and second place finisher of the San Felipe Stakes Flashback as the morning 6-5 favorite starting from the rail. Doug O'Neill's Goldencents and Baffert's Super Ninety Nine follow with 9-2 odds drawing the fifth- and sixth-post position respectively.
Also noted is jockey Garrett Gomez who is riding Flashback and the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks 3-5 favorite Beholder. Looking to avenge her loss last month to Beholder in the Las Virgenes Stakes is 9-2 Fiftyshadesofhay, another Baffert horse ridden by Rafael Bejarano.
Duck Calls. Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller was a late scratch for the Ducks. It was so late they were unable to get call-up Igor Bobkov in from AHL Norfolk Admirals at the game on time. So the Ducks went to worst case scenario mode: they signed 42-year old Rob Laurie to a one-day contract. Laurie does have a Ducks connection: he was the goalie of the Anaheim Bullfrogs, a roller hockey team, on July 2, 1993 for the first professional sports event at the then-Arrowhead Pond.
Laurie continued to play with the Bullfrogs while toiling through the minor leagues of hockey to no avail. Although he was officially listed as a scratch on the roster report, he got to participate in warmups with the Ducks.
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A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
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Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.