By Robert Morales | [email protected] | Press TelegramPUBLISHED: May 23, 2019 at 10:06 pm | UPDATED: May 23, 2019 at 10:07 pm Daniel Franco of Rancho Cucamonga sustained a serious brain injury during a knockout loss to Jose Haro in June 2017 in Iowa and nearly died, and now the retired featherweight boxer is suing his former promoter, Roc Nation Sports, for damages, according to ESPN.com. Roc Nation was founded by rap music mogul Jay-Z and he, too, is named in the suit, which claims negligence. According to the suit, which was filed Tuesday at Los Angeles Superior Court, Roc Nation was negligent in giving Franco three fights in a span of 79 days, even though he wasn’t healthy enough for that kind of schedule. The suit seeks unspecified damages. ESPN.com obtained a copy of the suit. In part, it read, “The actions of Defendants were an extreme departure from what a reasonably careful person or corporation would do in the same situation to prevent harm to its boxers. Roc … [Read more...] about Boxer Daniel Franco suing Roc Nation Sports, Jay-Z
By Josh Gross | PUBLISHED: May 23, 2019 at 6:45 pm | UPDATED: May 23, 2019 at 6:46 pm The last of six consecutive road matches to start Los Angeles Football Club’s inaugural season, a 5-3 victory at Montreal, produced enduring memories on both sides of the ball. “That’s still in my mind,” Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush said. “We got beat up by them pretty good last year.” In the opening 45 minutes a hat-trick by star midfielder Ignacio Piatti marked his lone three-goal game with Montreal in 128 appearances since joining the team in 2014, giving Bush and his teammates reasons to feel positive at the half. Only a brilliant free kick by defender and then LAFC captain Laurent Ciman, who was acquired in a trade with Montreal prior to the season, offered signs of life to several thousand Black & Gold supporters watching the daytime clash on the big screens at Banc of California Stadium during an open house prior to the building’s official … [Read more...] about LAFC’s 2018 game against Montreal was a breakthrough moment
By Ryan Kartje | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: May 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm | UPDATED: May 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm A year ago, when Ndamukong Suh agreed to a one-year deal to join the Rams amid their frenzy of offseason additions, his signing was viewed as the last piece of a potential championship puzzle. Now, after just a single season and a loss in the Super Bowl, the polarizing defensive tackle is headed elsewhere in search of a ring . The three-time All-Pro defensive tackle agreed to a one-year deal with the Buccaneers on Thursday, reportedly worth up to $10 million – or $4 million less than the Rams paid Suh last season. Any possible future with the Rams was abandoned months ago, when general manager Les Snead suggested openly that Suh would be too expensive to retain. But his long-awaited signing dragged out more than two months after free agency began, suggesting other teams felt similarly about the former No. 2 overall pick. Suh’s short tenure in … [Read more...] about Ndamukong Suh bolts for Tampa Bay after one season in L.A.
By Art Wilson | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: May 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm | UPDATED: May 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm SANTA ANITA LEADERS Through Thursday JOCKEYS / WINS Joe Talamo / 14 Flavien Prat / 13 Rafael Bejarano / 12 Ruben Fuentes / 12 Tiago Pereira / 12 TRAINERS / WINS Doug O’Neill / 16 Richard Baltas / 11 John Sadler / 9 Philip D’Amato / 7 Mark Glatt / 7 WEEKEND STAKES SCHEDULE (SANTA ANITA) Saturday • $200,000 Grade II Charles Whittingham Stakes, 3-year-olds and up, 1-1/4 miles (turf) • $200,000 Grade II Triple Bend Stakes, 4-year-olds and up, 7 furlongs • $100,000 Grade III Daytona Stakes, 4-year-olds and up, 5 furlongs (turf) Sunday • $200,000 Grade II Monrovia Stakes, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, 5 furlongs (turf • $200,000 Grade II Summertime Oaks, 3-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles Monday • $500,000 Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita, 3-year-olds and up, 1-1/4 miles • $500,000 Grade I Shoemaker Mile, 3-year-olds and up, … [Read more...] about Horse racing: Santa Anita leaders, notes
By Laylan Connelly | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: May 23, 2019 at 5:05 pm | UPDATED: May 23, 2019 at 5:06 pm The four bodyboarders were sucked out to sea in a strong rip current that pulled them far beyond the breaking waves. A lifeguard noticed them struggling and grabbed his red buoy, swimming out to help with the rescue. Another guard, watching from a nearby tower, also sprung into action, before a yellow lifeguard boat and a personal watercraft zipped through the rough water to assist. A California State Parks Lifeguard swims to shore during a mock rescue just before the unofficial start of summer in Huntington Beach Thursday, May 23, 2019. State lifeguards are also sworn peace officers and can carry guns. There are currently under 60 state lifeguards. (Photo by Michael Fernandez, Contributing Photographer) A California State Parks Lifeguard rescue boat maneuvers over some treacherous surf as Huntington State Lifeguards hold a mock rescue just before the … [Read more...] about Lifeguards stage mock rescue to highlight dangers at the beach