Ending this ‘sport’ is the only real solutionThe Union-Tribune asks if it is time to end or alter horse racing, suggesting that this “sport” can perhaps be cleaned up, as racing officials have recently opined, so as to become a safe enterprise for horses. But to accomplish that would require the elimination of greed, cruelty, stupidity and callous disregard for animal welfare — all of which are prominently on display in racing.Horse racing is, of course, not a sport at all. It is a gambling operation with the animals bearing the mortal risks. And it is no mystery why horses “break down.” Equine veterinarians explain that catastrophic injuries are preventable but inevitable when the industry demands ever more speed in younger horses whose bones are not fully developed, whose minor injuries are masked with drugs to keep the animal performing and who are often viciously whipped. This is not how anyone treats an animal loved and valued beyond its … [Read more...] about Your Say: What is the fate of the sport of horse racing?
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Published 9:36 am PDT, Saturday, April 13, 2019 In this March 29, 2019, photo, Cedric Leflore and Shadonna Stapleton, of Clarksdale, Miss., cuddle on the deck during a dinner cruise aboard the Memphis Queen III. The two-decked sternwheeler is part of the Memphis Riverboats Inc fleet which has been conducting tours on the Mississippi since the 1960s. Steamboats were a large part of the history of Memphis making the Bluff City a transportation hub well before FedEx and I40. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP) less In this March 29, 2019, photo, Cedric Leflore and Shadonna Stapleton, of Clarksdale, Miss., cuddle on the deck during a dinner cruise aboard the Memphis Queen III. The two-decked sternwheeler is part of the ... more Photo: Jim Weber, AP Photo: Jim Weber, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption … [Read more...] about The mighty Mississippi defines Memphis
By Ryan Kartje | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: April 5, 2019 at 10:00 am | UPDATED: April 5, 2019 at 12:24 pm SAN DIEGO — Three weeks before the Alliance of American Football suspended operations against his wishes, confounding league officials and leaving stunned employees and players stranded and reeling, Charlie Ebersol stood on the sideline at SDCCU Stadium in a blue AAF windbreaker, reveling in the roar of the crowd. It had been Ebersol’s vision to start a spring football league, one that might complement the NFL instead of compete with it, and in a matter of a year, he’d built one, complete with eight teams, more than 400 players and a slew of major media partners. “Everyone seems to forget that in the stories,” Ebersol told the Southern California News Group in March. “We built this league from absolutely nothing. No company behind us, no marketing agency, none of that. Built from scratch.” But beneath that proud … [Read more...] about AAF goes under: Inside the sudden collapse of the Alliance of American Football
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Amy Chozick New York Times March 31, 2019 Even when bad things happen to the Kardashians, they still make money.In February, rumors surfaced that reality star Khloé Kardashian’s boyfriend, NBA player Tristan Thompson, had cheated on her again, this time with her half-sister’s best friend, Jordyn Woods.Jordyn was so close to Kylie Jenner, the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner sisters, that they lived together, and Kylie, who has her own makeup empire, had named several product lines in Jordyn’s honor. That included the Jordy Lip Kit, a matching set of velvety lip gloss and liner in raspberry red. Advertisement After days of speculation about the affair, Kardashian devotees noticed the price of the Jordy Lip Kit on the Kylie Cosmetics website had been slashed from $27 to $13.50. Customer reviews of the product began to take an angry … [Read more...] about For the Kardashians, the family business is the family
EL PASO, Texas — "1659." Thirty-two-year-old Beto O'Rourke didn't know what the text arriving to his flip phone meant. But he knew it was from the woman he'd taken to Mexico on a blind date three days earlier, and he figured it was a good sign. It was December 2004, and O'Rourke and Amy Sanders had parked near the international bridge and walked over the Rio Grande from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez. They got margaritas at the Kentucky Club, a cavernous, 99-year-old bar named for Bourbon distilleries that decamped to Mexico during U.S. Prohibition. They had dinner at Martino's, an O'Rourke family favorite for Sunday lunch. Then they hit El Recreo, an unmarked and relatively quiet watering hole perfect for deeper conversation. Their last stop was the city's cathedral and its side chapel, Mission Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, where they debated when it was built. Now, in the four mysterious digits, he had his answer. Chapel construction began in 1659. The couple was engaged barely three … [Read more...] about The Origin Story: A blind date, a border and Beto O’Rourke