IU researchers get grant to research type 1 diabetes

first_imgBLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An international team of diabetes researchers led by Indiana University scientists has been awarded a $2.4 million grant to discover and develop biomarkers meant to provide early prediction and diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.Nearly 2 million people in the U.S., most of them children, are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes each year, and nearly 30 million Americans are living with the disease.Type 1 diabetes occurs when the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas die off to the extent the body is unable to produce enough insulin, which is needed to convert sugar and other foods into energy.last_img

Judge blocks Indiana abortion restrictions law

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge has blocked an Indiana law that would have banned abortions based on genetic abnormalities.The newly signed law would have prohibited abortions on the basis of disability, race, gender, ancestry or a fetus.The federal judge stopped the law, which would have gone into effect Friday, as part of a preliminary injunction filed by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and the ACLU.Opponents of the Indiana bill argue the law would violate women’s rights.Thursday’s ruling is considered temporary.A spokesman for the governor released a statement following the ruling:“While disappointed in today’s ruling, Governor Pence remains steadfast in his support for the unborn, especially those with disabilities. The Governor will continue to stand for the sanctity of human life in all stages, for the compassionate and safe treatment of women faced with an enormously difficult decision, and for the rights of citizens to determine appropriate medical safety standards and procedures through their elected representatives. While the judicial process continues, the Governor remains focused on growing the already robust Hoosier economy and providing a world class education for all our children.”last_img read more

Henry E. Yager, 92

first_imgHenry E. Yager, 92, Clarksburg, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg.Born, April 17, 1926 in Ripley County, Indiana, he was the son of Fred G. and Matilda I. (Kieffer) Yager.Henry graduated in 1944 from New Salem High School. He farmed most of his lifetime. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rushville.He was married first to Mary C. Moorman on September 6, 1950 and she preceded him in death on August 27, 1992. He then married Bertie L. Bottomley on January 15, 1994 and she preceded him in death on June 27, 1996. He married Ruth Wissel in 1998 and she preceded him in death in 2006.He is survived by his companion, Mary Barnes, Greensburg; four sons, Jim (Lisa) Yager, Northville, MI, Don (Kim) Yager, Greensburg, Paul (Lorraine) Yager, Baltic, CT, Jerry (Beverly) Yager, Clarksburg; two daughters, Janet (Gus) Litmer, Greensburg, Ann (Mike) Koors, Greensburg; one son-in-law, Phil Anthony, Leander, TX; two brothers, Alfred (Eleanor) Yager, Rushville, Francis (Kathleen) Yager, Rushville; two sisters, Alberta Neuman, Rushville, Esther Nieman, Greensburg; 17 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.He was preceded in death by his parents, wives; daughter, Betty Anthony; brothers, Aaron and Raymond Yager; sisters, Evelyn Yager and Alice Nobbe; grandchild, Elizabeth Fox.Family and friends will gather at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home to pray the rosary. Visitation will follow until 5:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the St. Catherine of Siena at St. Maurice Campus with Rev. James Brockmeier officiating.Interment will be held in the St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Rushville, Hospice of South Central Indiana, or St. Maurice Cemetery Fund.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

ICC World Cup THIS player has been named Sarfaraz Ahmed’s back up

first_img“Mohammad Rizwan, Abid Ali and Faheem Ashraf will remain in England. They’ll play cricket to stay in touch with the conditions and if we feel the need for any of them as replacements, then we’ll have them as backup,” Inzamam was quoted as saying during the press conference to announce the final squad.Meanwhile, the men-in-green will begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies on May 31. It will be interesting to see if they can put up a better show. West Indies, on the other hand, will look to start the tournament fresh and not let the ODI rankings affect their performance.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently announced their 15-member squad for the all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which is set to begin in England and Wales on May 30. The Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq tinkered with the provisional squad naming Mohammad Amir, Asif Ali, and Wahab Riaz in place of Junaid Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Abid Ali for the mega event.Meanwhile, the country’s board has also decided upon the reserve wicketkeeper in case Sarfaraz Ahmed, also the Pakistan captain gets injured and it’s Mohammad Rizwan. The 26-year-old from North-West Frontier Province is presently in Pakistan and is expected to leave for England where he would stay during the tournament. Rizwan hasn’t been included in the 15-member squad though. Pakistan team will begin their World Cup campaign against West Indies. Sarfaraz Ahmed will lead in World Cup for the first time. Mohammad Rizwan has been named as Sarfaraz’s back up.  highlightslast_img read more

NBA news: Stephen Curry out for three months due to hand injury

first_img Written By Prayers up to my brother STEPH get well soon Broski🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) October 31, 2019 10 months ago Halloween NBA: JJ Redick, LeBron James go trick-or-treating in style COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago NBA: Joel Embiid and Karl Anthony-Towns feud dates back to 2016 FOLLOW US 10 months ago NBA Oct 31 Highlights: Embiid–KAT feud, Stephen Curry injured Stephen Curry injury update: pic.twitter.com/J9L5nsSTaA— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) November 1, 2019 Damn, Steph with a broken left hand in awkward fall. Things go from worse to worse.— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) October 31, 2019 Also read | NBA players and fans react to Stephen Curry’s injury on TwitterAlso read | Halloween NBA: JJ Redick, LeBron James go trick-or-treating in style First Published: 3rd November, 2019 03:02 IST WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago NBA players and fans react to Stephen Curry’s injury on Twitter 10 months ago NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo leads the way in the MVP race LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Stephen Curry has a broken left hand.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) October 31, 2019 Also read | NBA: Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns suspended after brawlCurry, who is the longest-serving member of the team, is extremely essential to the team and their victory. As one of the most loved NBA players, his teammates, opponents and coaches alike showered him with overwhelming love and support. From Richard Jefferson to Patrick Beverley, everyone extended support for the player. Curry even posted a story on Instagram to thank everyone for their good wishes, while also showing his injured hand.  Last Updated: 3rd November, 2019 03:02 IST NBA News: Stephen Curry Out For Three Months Due To Hand Injury Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, who recently broke his left hand while playing against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, has been ruled out for three months. Also read | NBA 2020 MVP Odds: Antetokounmpo leads the way in the MVP raceNBA news: Stephen Curry’s injuryCurry drove and elevated, with Suns’ Aron Baynes standing firm on his feet. Curry leapt with the ball but crashed straight into Baynes. Curry fell to the ground, trying to brace himself. However, Baynes went down with Curry, falling on his left wrist. The two-time MVP was down for a considerable amount of time, before getting up and exiting the court with 8:31 minutes left to Q3. Curry was clearly in pain as he made his way to the locker room. Curry had scored nine points, six assists and five rebounds before he had to walk out. Warriors lost the game 110-121.  Devika Pawar Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, who was broke his left hand this week, will be out for three months. The Warriors announced the news on Saturday. The injury has been treated via surgery, which was successful. However, after Klay Thompson, Curry is Warriors’ second player to be injured. The two-time NBA MVP injured himself on Thursday while playing against the Phoenix Suns in a match that his side lost. Curry is on the path of full recovery and an update on his injury will be provided after three months. last_img read more

Jamaica under water, again

first_imgWater nearly covers these houses in the parish of Clarendon For the second time in just over a month sections of Jamaica are experiencing heavy flooding.Heavy rains have been pelting the island since Sunday and as a result several schools have been closed and life in the island is soaking wet. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has instructed that all national emergency systems to be activated as heavy rainfall continues to affect sections of the island.The emergency agencies include the National Works Agency (NWA) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), as well as local representatives.The prime minister says all the agencies should mobilize their resources to deal with the impact of the extraordinary rain event and to support residents who may need assistance in flooded areas.The heavy rains have also cause problems for high school students sitting the CAPE and CSEC examinations. Education Minister Ruel Reid this morning advised that the examinations cannot be postponed and advised students to brave the weather and turn out at designated examination centers or their schools.Meanwhile the island’s Meteorological Service has advised Jamaicans that a Flash Flood Warning is in place for 10 parishes, while a Flash Flood Watch is in place for the other four.The Flash Flood Warning is in place for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St Elizabeth and Westmoreland.Several roads in the Corporate Area, Clarendon and other parishes are heavily-flooded and impassable while bridges and fords have been completely covered and rendered impassable forced the island’s police to issue warnings for motorists to avoid several areas across the island.Hanover, St James, Trelawny, and St Ann have been put on Flash Flood Watch. The warning was issued this morning after heavy rains and winds left many areas waterlogged overnight.A Flash Flood Warning means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely, the Met Service cautioned. Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.The warning remains in place until 5:00 pm today. The Met Service projected light-to-moderate, and at times heavy showers, along with thunderstorms, to affect sections of all parishes until Thursday.Twelve killed in Haiti rainslast_img read more

WWE SummerSlam 2019 match grades: Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar steals show, rest of card underwhelms

first_imgHere are match grades and a recap, courtesy of SN’s Steven Muehlhausen and Andreas Hale.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWWE Summerslam GradesDrew Gulak def. Oney Lorcan to retain WWE cruiserweight title  Muehlhausen: Have to feel bad for Gulak and Lorcan. They worked hard, but the fans didn’t care until the final moments when Lorcan was making his comeback before coming up short, and Gulak won to a minimal reaction.The tricky thing is the matter of WWE not showing they care about the division so hence why should the fans?Grade: CHale: I don’t know what to make of this 205 Live situation. For whatever reason, the best matches are on the weekly shows that nobody watches. And then they get a chance to open up a PPV and deliver a standard affair match that nobody is into. They need to figure this out.Grade: CBuddy Murphy def. Apollo Crews by disqualification Muehlhausen: You see the names and think if they are given time and have a story behind it, we’d see a good match. However, the match was thrown together with no backstory and was only used to get Erick Rowan involved to attack Murphy on the outside to cause the DQ.Grade: DHale: This was what it was. And what it ended up being was a vehicle to get Rowan involved. Yuck.Grade: D-Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross def. The IIconics to retain the Women’s Tag titlesMuehlhausen: The bar was low heading into this one, but they exceeded expectations due to Bliss and Cross. Some of the moves by Billie Kay were executed too slow, and Peyton Royce was clunky in spots. But to be fair, The IIconics are improving but at a slow rate.Grade: DHale: As much fun as the IIconics are outside of the ring, they are just as bad inside of it. I’m also tired of Alexa and Nikki’s relationship. Having these four in a match and no sign of Asuka, Kairi Sane, Naomi or anybody else that matters made this a clunky affair. Pass.Grade: D Becky Lynch def. Natalya to retain the Raw Women’s title Muehlhausen: Good booking to start the show with the star of the company in Lynch and Natalya being from Canada. The crowd, for the most part, were into both females, which enhanced the bout.But it was still hard to envision Natalya winning because of Lynch being the top female wrestler in the company. The one thing Natalya gave Lynch is credibility because she’s a great worker and her moves are crisp, which made this Lynch’s best in-ring work since she won the belt at Wrestlemania from Ronda Rousey. The knock on the match was when they exchanged their respective finishers, and Lynch popped up from the sharpshooter after being in agony for over two minutes into the dis-arm-her like it was no big deal.The question now is what’s next for Lynch? She’s running out of credible opponents because she needs those to legitimize her as a draw. Lynch’s lost steam after going from Rousey to Lacey Evans but picked a bit of it back up with Natalya.Grade: BHale: Plain and simple: Babyfaces don’t lose submission matches so the drama was sucked out of this one the moment the bell rang. Aside from that, it was solid work and storytelling from the two as Nattie and Becky traded submission holds. The rationale behind the booking was that Nattie would be over in Canada, and that wasn’t the case. So we ended up with a cool match that could have main evented RAW. Meanwhile, we’re waiting for Becky Lynch to have the feud that she needs as her title run has been pretty ho-hum. Grade: C+Goldberg def. Dolph Ziggler Muehlhausen: Predictably, WWE kept it short, quick and to the point. Ziggler showed great fire by putting it all into those three superkicks. Goldberg gives the best spear in the history of pro wrestling. He puts everything into it, which makes people love the move even more. We could have done without Ziggler continuing to egging on Goldberg to come back to the ring only to suffer another spear.Grade: DHale:  I mean, what did you expect?Grade: C-AJ Styles def. Ricochet to retain the U.S. title Muehlhausen: A pretty good contest but one that could have used another five minutes as Styles and Ricochet were starting to get into a rhythm even though the flip off of the top rope and catch by Styles into the Styles Clash was quite breathtaking. Ricochet is a phenomenal talent and the best athlete WWE’s had in recent memory.He checks all the marks needed to be the “face” of the company, which made Styles winning more surprising.With that said, what do you do with him now? Hopefully, he doesn’t get lost in the shuffle and tossed to the side.Grade: B+Hale:  Not enough can be said about Ricochet as an in-ring performer. The psychology sold on the leg injury was fantastic —  punctuated by an impressive springboard clothesline off of one leg — and had the fans completely bought in on Ricochet pulling off the victory. Unfortunately, this was a bit too short to reach the levels that most thought it would as Styles caught Ricochet coming off the top rope for a beautiful Styles Clash to pin him clean as a sheet and retain. These two could have definitely been given more time to steal the show. That being said, it was still a very good match. The real question is where Ricochet goes from here. Grade: BBayley def. Ember Moon to retain the Smackdown women’s title Muehlhausen: Bayley and Moon are talented workers, but the program didn’t stand a chance after Moon lost on Smackdown to Alexa Bless. The work was solid, and they did nothing wrong in the ring. The crowd gave them no reaction, including the excellent Bayley-to-belly suplex from the top rope for the win.It’s a shame Moon got her legs cut from underneath as the fans would have been behind her more.Grade: CHale: This was a weird one. Ember Moon is extremely talented but is missing something that keeps her disconnected from the fans. Bayley has kind of been treading water despite being the champion and needs the right dance partner to bring out the best in her. What ended up happening was a serviceable, yet relatively tame match between the two that lacked any real drama. Ember Moon looked good but nobody cared and we didn’t get a serious threat to the title. I guess we can just move on. Grade: D+Kevin Owens def. Shane McMahon Muehlhausen: There wasn’t a doubt Owens because of the stipulation if he lost then he would have to leave WWE. Retirements in WWE are as firm as toilet paper.The crowd was behind their fellow Canadian throughout. Unfortunately, there was too much interference from special enforcer Elias. Let’s pray McMahon is gone since he finally lost and is no longer the “Best in the World.” While a good character, his in-ring work is long in the tooth.Grade: CHale: An extended squash match that saw Kevin Owens pretty much dominate Shane McMahon from bell to bell while getting in some underhanded tactics to keep his edge despite being a babyface. Owens is really, really good at just about everything and this match hopefully served as an appetizer of what’s to come. The match itself ended up being relatively ordinary with an unnecessary injection of Elias to stack the deck. Hopefully, this means that Shane will take some time off. This was fine. Grade: CCharlotte Flair def. Trish Stratus Muehlhausen: A pretty good affair that really picked up in the last ten minutes after a slow beginning. Give Flair a ton of credit. She got the crowd to get behind Stratus which in turn helped Stratus get going as she looked extraordinarily tentative and sold every Stratus move like a million bucks.Surprised Stratus tapped out to the figure-eight leglock. But that’s what a veteran does to further establish their opponent in what was a ringing endorsement of how Stratus views Flair.Grade: BHale: There was really no rhyme or reason for this match to happen aside from Trish being from Canada and wanting one last match. That being said, it was a match that worked perfectly fine considering that Stratus hadn’t worked a match like this in years and Charlotte played the role of ring general to a tee. It had a very dead middle section where Trish was working from underneath and Charlotte eventually worked her magic to bring the crowd back to life with some well placed in-ring commentary when she got the upper hand. Business picked up when Stratus slapped on the Figure-Eight and sent the crowd into a frenzy. But the right woman won because Charlotte certainly doesn’t need to lose to a legend at this stage of her career. Grade: C+Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton battle to a countout Muehlhausen: Yes, you read that right. A countout in a WWE title match on the third most significant event of the year for the organization. For a great build featuring tremendous video packages, Kingston and Orton were stuck in neutral until right at the end when Kingston went for another frog splash from the top rope, but Orton turned around and hit a beautiful RKO. Kingston rolled to the outside where his family was ringside, and Orton stared at them intently that resulted in the countout.The fans booed loudly at their disapproval of the non-finish. They paid to see a good match with a conclusion. Instead, WWE took the cheap way out. It’s going to be hard to get the people back after what happened here.Grade: CHale:  Just when this match began to hit its stride as Orton caught Kofi in midair off the top rope with an RKO, we get a…*checks notes*DOUBLE COUNTOUT???I understand that they want to extend this feud with a proper build but you do that finish at a PPV like Extreme Rules, Backlash or something. Not one of the Big 4. Totally unacceptable.Grade: C-Bray Wyatt def. Finn Balor Muehlhausen: What everyone expected to happen took place in Wyatt squashing the former Universal champion.The entrance was a remix of his old theme, and the Leatherface type of mask is a sight to see.The potential is there for Wyatt to become a main event player once again. Wyatt is over with fans but can WWE let the character grow?Grade: CHale:  This grade isn’t as much about the match as it is the presentation. The WWE has flubbed the Bray Wyatt character so many times and there was concern about how this would go over when he finally debuted.Well, this was about as pitch-perfect as it gets. He ran roughshod over Balor, who is expected to take a vacation. Everything about this felt spectacular. The entrance, his moveset, ring attire (complete with a lantern made with a mold of his face on it) and the altering of his finish to the Mandible Claw was 100% on the money. My only concern moving forward is how the WWE will keep from overexposing him. Let it breathe and feel special. Grade: ASeth Rollins def. Brock Lesnar to win the Universal title Muehlhausen: By far the best match on the show. Rollins and Lesnar delivered a high octane battle with no rest whatsoever.I know it’s probably an unpopular because of the disdain for Lesnar, but the wrong guy won. If you’re going to beat Lesnar, it should be for someone WWE is trying to establish as a headliner, not someone whose already in the position. Rollins didn’t deliver when he beat Lesnar the first time around at Wrestlemania as his programs with AJ Styles and Baron Corbin were flat and ended up losing a lot of steam. Maybe Rollins proves the doubters wrong and goes on historic title reign as he has the talent to do it.Grade: A-Hale: Say what you want about Lesnar, but when he shows up, he provides an electricity like no other. Couple that with the WWE figuring out a formula where every Lesnar match starts off with a bang that leaves fans in awe, and you have the perfect recipe for the Lesnar-Rollins rematch.  WWE Summerslam took place on Sunday from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.The WWE’s blockbuster event of the summer and third biggest show of the annual year felt like an average episode of Monday Night Raw until Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar came through with a dynamic main event that saw Rollins slay the beast one more time to capture the Univeral championship. This was what we needed in a PPV that was solid, yet unimpressive. Lesnar nearly getting stopped in the opening minutes, Rollins backflipping out of German Suplexes, a table spot outside the ring and a few near falls. There was drama and non-stop action. No, it’s not a match of the year contender, but it was damn good to see. Hopefully, Rollins’ run with the Universal title will be much better than the last one. Grade: B+last_img read more

Cori “Coco” Gauff Of Delray Beach Makes a Historic Run at Wimbledon

first_imgIt’s easy to forget that Cori “Coco” Gauff of Delray Beach is only 15 years old. In her Grand Slam debut, Gauff beat Venus Williams, a five-time champion, in the first round at Wimbledon. Gauff is the tournament’s youngest player and has said in previous interviews that she is inspired by the Williams sisters.Friday was a rough match for Gauff who was up against Slovenia’s Polona Hercog. Gauff was down a set at and lost her mixed doubles match but then bounced back and won. In a press conference, Gauff stated that she was confident she could win even though she was behind in the second set.“I was like, ‘I can fight back—I just need to hold serve and then break,’ ” Gauff said in an interview after her big win.Gauff’s father, Cory, is the owner of Paradise Sports Lounge in Delray Beach. Many Delray Beach tennis fans would go to the lounge in support of Gauff. The lounge has hosted watch parties for each of Coco’s Wimbledon matches.last_img read more


first_imgVASILIKA, AMANDINE & LA SARDANE HEAD MONDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURFMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY MONDAY IS ALSO DOLLAR DAY AT SANTA ANITA, WITH ONE DOLLAR BEERS & SODAS AS WELL AS TWO DOLLAR HOT DOGS; FIRST POST TIME AT 12 NOONARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2019)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika, Jeff Mullins’ Amandine and Neil Drysdale’s La Sardane head a field of seven older fillies and mares going a flat mile on turf in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita.The Megahertz, which has been carded as the eighth on a 10-race card, will highlight a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday program that also features one dollar beers and sodas, as well as two dollar hot dogs.Vasilika, who was claimed by Hollendorfer for $40,000 ten starts back on Feb. 11, 2018, had an eight-race win streak broken when she finished fourth, beaten two lengths as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade I Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar Dec. 2.English-bred Amandine, who was an impressive 2 ¼ length winner of the ungraded Lady of Shamrock Stakes here Dec. 26, wheeled back three days later in the Grade I American Oaks and was a respectable third.La Sardane enters the Megahertz as a fresh commodity, as she’s been idle since well beaten in the Grade II Goldikova Stakes here on Nov. 4.  A Grade III winner going seven furlongs on turf in New York four starts back on June 7, she looms dangerous for Drysdale, who finished 2018 with an 18 percent strike rate.VASILIKAOwner:  All Schlaich Stables, LLC & HollendorferTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferOne of the best claims in recent memory, this 5-year-old Skipshot mare won nine of her 11 starts last year and banked $632,328.  A winner of seven out of her eight races over the Santa Anita turf, Vasilika has proven she’s versatile enough to lay close or rally from off the pace.  With Flavien Prat riding back for the 10th consecutive time, she’s strictly the horse to beat as she tries to improve upon an overall mark of 28-13-4-3 and earnings of $758,595.AMANDINEOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer:  Jeff MullinsA winner of her U.S. debut at one mile on turf three starts back on Nov. 22, she replicated that effort in taking the one mile grass Lady of Shamrock on opening day and based upon the ease with which she won, was entered to run back in just three days in the Grade I American Oaks Dec. 29.  A respectable third, beaten 2 ¾ lengths, she comes back at a distance she’s well accustomed to, having two wins and as many seconds from five starts at a mile on grass.  Ridden by Mike Smith in the American Oaks, she’ll be reunited with Drayden Van Dyke, who was aboard for her first two Southern California starts.LA SARDANEOwner:  Team Valor InternationalTrainer:  Neil DrysdaleA winner of three out of her first four starts for Drysdale, this 5-year-old French-bred mare was also a Group II winner at a mile on grass in France at age three.  Ridden by Flavien Prat in her three wins; at Churchill Downs, May 3, Belmont Park, June 7 and also at Belmont on June 30, La Sardane will be handled for the first time on Monday by Joel Rosario.  With two wins and a third place finish from eight tries at one on turf, she’s 13-5-3-1 overall and rates a huge chance in the Megahertz.THE GRADE III MEGAHERTZ WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 10                                   Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTMs Bad Behavior–Mike Smith–120Zaffinah–Rafael Bejarano–120Vasilika–Flavien Prat–124Amandine–Drayden Van Dyke–122Quebec–Geovanni Franco–120Last Promise Kept–Joe Talamo–120La Sardane–Joel Rosario–122Special early first post time for a 10-race card on Monday is at 12 noon.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more