Santa Anita sees 22nd fatality
ARCADIA, Calif. — A filly broke both front legs at the end of a workout on the main dirt track at Santa Anita and was euthanized on Thursday, becoming the 22nd horse to suffer catastrophic injuries since Dec. 26. Track ownership later announced a ban on race-day medication at the historic venue.
Trainer and owner David Bernstein said the 3-year-old named Princess Lili B broke down just past the finish line after a half-mile workout.
The death occurred after several new safety initiatives were installed and racing suspended for two weeks.
Giants sign receiver Golden Tate
The New York Giants agreed to terms on Thursday with wide receiver Golden Tate, adding an accomplished veteran to try to fill the gaping hole left by Tuesday’s trade of Odell Beckham Jr.
The deal is a four-year, $37.5 million contract that includes $23 million fully guaranteed, per ESPN.
Tate, 30, won the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks, and has played for the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tate was traded to Philadelphia at this past season’s deadline and made the game-winning touchdown catch on fourth and goal for the Eagles in this past season’s Wild Card playoff win in Chicago.
LSU says Wade still suspended
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LSU will not allow Will Wade to resume his duties as men’s basketball coach unless he speaks to university officials about the reports of an FBI wire-tap that resulted in his suspension.
A statement from the school’s counsel was released Thursday amid reports that Wade has requested to return to the team as the ninth-ranked Tigers prepare for the postseason.
LSU suspended Wade indefinitely last week in the wake of reports that FBI wire-tap captured his telephone conversations with a person convicted last year of funneling money to the families of basketball recruits.
Court upholds award to Williams
NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey appeals court on Thursday upheld a $1.5 million jury award to former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams stemming from his firing by the MLB Network in 2014 over his alleged conduct at a youth baseball tournament.
The former closer, nicknamed “Wild Thing” for his on-field antics with the Phillies and five other major league teams, sued after the network cited a morals clause in his contract to terminate him.
Shiffrin captures super-G title
SOLDEU, Andorra — Mikaela Shiffrin added yet another trophy to her record-breaking season at the World Cup Finals on Thursday.
Shiffrin won the World Cup super-G season title for her 10th career crystal globe — but first in a speed discipline.
Shiffrin finished fourth in the season-ending race, which was won by Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany. She has also won three overall titles and six slalom titles, and is a strong favorite to add the giant slalom season prize on Sunday.
Stringer won’t return for postseason
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer will not return for the postseason on the advice of doctors.
She plans to resume her coaching duties later this year, the school said Thursday. The announcement comes nearly three weeks after Rutgers said the 70-year-old Hall of Famer would sit out the rest of the regular season and possibly return for the postseason.
Ahead of her leave, Stringer had a career mark of 1015-410 in 48 seasons. She posted a 495-275 record in 24 seasons at Rutgers.