Scott Peterson’s Attorneys Appeal His Death Sentence

first_img(San Francisco, CA) — The appellate attorney’s for convicted killer Scott Peterson want his death sentence overturned. Peterson still sits on California’s death row after being convicted of killing his wife, Laci Peterson and their unborn son, Conner, in 2005.During a virtual hearing before the California Supreme Court yesterday, attorneys argued media coverage tainted the jury. An attorney for the prosecution argued the case was very clear. court will return a judgment soon. Peterson has been on California’s Death Row at San Quentin prison since 2005 after being found guilty for the 2004 murder of his wife Laci Peterson and their unborn son, Conner.The last execution in California occurred Jan. 17, 2006, when Clarence Ray Allen, 76, was put to death. No executions have been carried out since.As of March 2019, further executions are halted by an official moratorium ordered by Governor Gavin Newsom.last_img read more

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Mikey’s personal best puts Worlebury in front

first_img10 Aug 2015 Mikey’s personal best puts Worlebury in front A personal best from 14-year-old Mikey Nicholls helped his Somerset club to the top of the leaderboard after today’s first round of the Junior Champion Club tournament.The 18-handicapper from Worlebury had a gross score of nine-over 78 on the Green course at Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire, and earned 45 points.He was supported by Dominic Williams, who scored 39, while their third team member, Ryan Thrupp had 28. With the best two scores counting in each round, Worlebury are the halfway leaders on 84 points.They’re being chased by the trio from Doncaster, who all played below their handicaps and whose team score is 80.Meanwhile 12-year-old Imogen Rafferty had the best girls’ score of the day with 40 points and led Breadsall Priory into third place on 77 points.The Derbyshire team are two ahead of Newton Green, Suffolk and of Horsehay Village from Shropshire & Herefordshire, whose players include another 12-year-old, Euan Muttitt-Jones, who also had a personal best and scored 43 points.The morning starters had to play through a heavy downpour but the overall scoring, with 21 competitors playing below their handicaps, contributed to a sparkling start for England Golf’s first Golf Week. The Junior Champion Club was the first event to tee off the five-day festival which celebrates team and handicap golf.The rain had no effect on Nicholls as he compiled his best-ever round. “I don’t mind the rain. It makes the course play differently but you keep the same mindset,” he remarked.He went out with a clear game plan and stuck to it: “Keeping a double bogey off the card was definitely my aim, then trying for bogeys and making the pars when I could,” he said. “Tomorrow, I’ll just start all over again.” Nicholls is a member of the Somerset U14 squad and is targeting a 12 handicap this season.The Doncaster team were on excellent form with Jack Ciullo scoring 37 points, Cameron Newman 39 and Connor Longworth 41. It was a show which impressed their sizeable crowd of supporters: “The club has never been to this before and a lot of people have come to support and more are coming tomorrow,” said Longworth. “Anyone in pink – that’s us!”They all had highlights in their rounds. Longworth almost aced the par three 17th and enjoyed a tap-in birdie. Ciullo hit the pin on the 9th and lipped out for eagle. Newman birdied the first to get his round going – and between them they had five birdies.Breadsall Priory’s challenge was led by Imogen Rafferty, who plays off 21 and enjoyed the experience of playing in a major event, describing her day as “Really fun!” Her team-mates were Marley Najak who added 37 point to her 41; and Joseph Capewell who had 34.Euan Muttitt-Jones was the first player to tee off in the championship and set an impressive standard. The 12-year-old, playing off 15 handicap, was round in 77 gross and scored 43 points. He said: “I don’t know what happened, I just kept hitting greens and I had a couple of birdies.”He added: “I was playing so well I thought they must have shortened the tees! It’ll be hard to do it again but I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”Muttitt-Jones, a member of his county development squad, was supported by Max Robinson, who had 32 points, and Jack Edwards who had 31.The second and final round starts tomorrow morning at 8am.Click here for full scores.Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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The Nelson Daily Team Of The Week

first_imgThe Nelson Daily is committed to showcasing local athletes from the Nelson and area. Each week TND will feature a team that has accomplished, well, just about anything. The inaugural The Nelson Daily Team of the Week honour goes to the L.V. Rogers Bombers Fieldhockey team.The squad, consisting of many first-year players, came away with the boat load of experience at the recent Rockers High School Fieldhockey tournament.The team includes, back row, L-R, Micaela Witton, Mikaela Mori, Jade Jeffers, Tessa vanderHolt and Allie Chown. Front, Sydney Zondervan,  Ameeta Bhabra, Paige Mansveld, Jazzy Jones, , Mykayla Commandeur, Kirsten Douglas
 and coach Val Gibson. Goal Keeper (in red) Shelby Turk.last_img

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Waiting for the window of opportunity at Red Bull Ultra Natural

first_imgThe field is on the hill and ready for the perfect window of opportunity.Sixteen of the world’s best snowboarders are fine-tuning the equipment at Baldface Lodge outside of Nelson in preparation for the second Red Bull Ultra Natural.The competitors arrived Thursday as helicopter after helicopter trekked boarders up to the mountain top resort and now wait for that single day between now and February 21.The single day competition ensures that the event takes place under only the best possible conditions – a mix of deep powder, good sunlight, and safe conditions.Waiting for the 16 best is the 45-plus degree slope nicknamed “Scary Cherry” within Baldface’s tenure — a course put together by none other than Travis Rice, the 2012 champ. The riders will be met with a wider start area, more line options, more than 80 refined on-course features, additional creative transitions and an even more inspiring jib section. This year riders will be judged on overall impression of their run with the better of two runs counting.Added to the mix because of an injury to Kazu Kokub is Austrian rider Wolfgang Nyvelt.“I was really looking forward to riding with everyone again this year and hope to join everyone again next year,” said Kokubo. “Good luck to all the riders, get some powder for me.”The list of riders ready for the challenge at the 2013 Red Bull Ultra Natural include: Travis Rice, Gigi Rüf, Nicolas Müller, Lucas Debari, Wolfgang Nyvelt, Jake Blauvelt, David Carrier-Porcheron, Eero Niemela, Terje Håkonsen, Mark McMorris, Pat Moore, Mikey Rencz, Torstein Horgmo, Bode Merrill, Jussi Oksanen and Bryan Fox.Fans in the U.S. can tune-in to NBC on March 30th at 1:30 p.m. ET/10:30 a.m. PT to catch Red Bull Ultra Natural presented by Nike Snowboarding.The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, an action sports property featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including Dreamline, Wake Open and Rampage.  The Red Bull Signature Series is the most progressive and innovative action sports property in the world, featuring surfing, snowboarding, mountain biking, skiing, BMX, wakeboarding and motorsports events.  For more information, please visit watch the event trailer and learn more about Red Bull Ultra Natural, please visit read more

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first_imgMIKE SMITH, VELVET MESQUITE, THIRD: “The trip was good but she’s just not performing like she was; she’s not kicking on at all. I just feel that for whatever reason, she’s not giving me what she has before. She still ran well, she always runs well, but when she’s on top of her game she’s tough to beat. It just wasn’t so today.” EDDIE TRUMAN, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “I didn’t think she’d overcome that traffic that late in the race. No shot. Gary was just waiting (to find an opening). Any time, right, he was going to go. And then when they closed the hole coming across the dirt, what’s he going to do? He tried out, he tried in again, and then, zoom. That’s a race horse. What a heart. She is something. That’s what makes a race horse.“I’ve never won a big race like this (by overcoming such an incident in the stretch). To have a horse that is that much better than everybody else . . . Gary loved the horse, and Kent (Desormeaux), too. Everybody who gets on this filly just loves her. She’s so kind, you can do so much with her, and like you see, she just lays the body down. I think she’s better going two turns, I really do.”Asked if he had a spot picked out (for her next race): “Right now we’ve got a stall that’s all banked way up on the sides with a fan blowing on it. That’s her spot right now (in this heat).” TRAINER QUOTES NOTES: The winning owner is Peter Redekop of Vancouver, British Columbia.             GARY STEVENS, GO WEST MARIE, WINNER: “It wasn’t really a Hall of Fame ride.“She’s so athletic; she’s having as much fun out there as I am.“Not really what I want to add to my Hall of Fame tape reel. I was so loaded coming down the hill with so much horse. Talamo’s filly (Demonica) was lugging out prior to crossing the dirt. I thought, ‘I’m going to get a run here, it’s just a question of when I want to push the button.’“I could have come out but Mike (on Velvet Mesquite) was getting out a bit and I chose to stay inside. It was really the wrong decision; I got stopped cold inside the eighth pole and in these hill races you don’t want to get stopped there. Her turn of foot is brilliant and I had enough spread that I was able to get out without interfering with the horses behind me. It was an ugly race on my part but a great result.“The first time I rode her (one mile turf allowance race, Dec. 28), she was up close. But every horse in the Form that day looked like they had speed. I asked Eddie (Truman, trainer) if I could take my time with her and he got a big smile on his face and said, ‘That’s why you’re riding her.’ The result was great and last time, in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint, I asked Eddie what he wanted to do and he said, ‘She’s yours.’ I told him I didn’t think there was any reason to change tactics. It worked again today.” JOCKEY QUOTES -30-last_img read more



first_imgTiago Pereira8711111113%38%$362,485 Jerry Hollendorfer9818122018%51%$1,344,608 Richard Baltas9817181517%51%$918,937 Doug F. O’Neill11113231912%50%$1,109,096 Flavien Prat17639273322%56%$2,604,589 FINISH LINES: Notable Santa Anita workers this morning: American Cleopatra, Bob Baffert, (bullet) 35.80, Pacific Heat, Pete Eurton, 36.60, American Freedom, Bob Baffert, 48.80, Law Abidin Citizen, Mark Glatt, 49.20, Moe Candy, John Sadler, 48.00, Bolo, Carla Gaines, 1:01.40, Conquest Enforcer, Phil D’Amato, 1:01.60, Finest City, Ian Kruljac, 1:02.00, Goodyearforroses, Richard Baltas, 1:01.00, Isotherm, George Weaver, 1:00.60, Ring Weekend, Graham Motion, 1:01.80, American Anthem, Bob Baffert, 1:12.20 (G), Faypien, Bob Baffert, 1:13.20 (G), Follow Me Crev, Vladimir Cerin, 1:14.60, Royal Mo, John Shirreffs, 1:14.80, Silent Bird, Mark Glatt, 1:13.40. Dirt Training Track: Imperative, Bob Hess, Jr., 52.20…Santa Anita Publicity sends HURRY BACK!! wishes to our own Ed Golden, who is on the mend following a bout with vertigo yesterday. “Eddie G.” was transported to Arcadia Methodist Hospital from the Santa Anita Racing Office yesterday morning, but was at home and in fine spirits last evening. Jon White has installed the indefatigable Golden as a 2-5 morning line choice to be back on his Stable Notes beat next Thursday…Speaking of hospitals, veteran jockey agent Joe Griffin, who is currently representing Edwin Maldonado, will undergo heart bypass surgery on Monday at Arcadia Methodist. Vince DeGregory will be handling Maldonado’s business during Griffins’ recovery…All Thoroughbreds members at Santa Anita on Big ‘Cap Day, March 11, will receive a free Santa Anita umbrella with paid admission while supplies last.  There will be a $1 million guaranteed Late Pick 4 and a $100,000 guaranteed Pick 6.  First post time will be at 12 noon, with admission gates opening at 10 a.m…On Saturday, March 18, Santa Anita offers the St. Paddy’s Day Pitch, with the person who tosses a ringer winning $1 million!  It’s free to enter.  Just get on track, fill out a contest entry card and you could be one of four entries selected to participate, or sign up online at before March 18, as one online entry could be chosen. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Peter Miller842520830%63%$1,230,275 Corey Nakatani57107518%39%$555,571 JERKENS THINKING FAST WITH SHAMAN GHOST (Current Through Friday, March 3, 2017 Inclusive) Joseph Talamo1181891815%38%$563,873 Mike Smith401331133%68%$1,267,687 Bob Baffert4596820%51%$892,631 (Current Through Friday, March 3, 2017 Inclusive) Norberto Arroyo, Jr.85168819%38%$700,820 Rafael Bejarano10118161718%50%$995,773 Kent Desormeaux10822131220%44%$1,336,469 SHERMAN TO TRY DORTMUND ON TURF IN KILROE MILE A winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Derby in 2015, Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund, in his first start for trainer Art Sherman, will try grass for the first time in next Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile.“I think this will be an easier race for him than running seven eighths in the Triple Bend (Grade I, the same day),” said Sherman from his Los Alamitos base this morning.  “Seven eighths of a mile is a very demanding type of race and he hasn’t run in almost six months.  Breeding-wise, I always wondered why they never tried the grass with him.“This looks like an opportune time to try it…Martin Garcia is coming over tomorrow to work him.  We’ll go seven eighths and gallop out a mile.”Trained by Bob Baffert in all 14 of his career starts, Dortmund, a striking 5-year-old chestnut horse by Big Brown, out of the Tale of the Cat mare Our Josephina, has been idle since running fourth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile here on Nov. 4.  He has earnings of $1,982,480 from an overall record of 14-8-2-2.The following horses are considered probable for the Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile on March 11: Bal a Bali, Bolo, Conquest Enforcer, Dortmund, Ring Weekend, War Correspondent, War Envoy and What a View.MASOCHISTIC TO MAKE 7-YEAR-OLD DEBUT IN TRIPLE BENDStar crossed Masochistic, who has by any measure, a most unusual lifetime resume, will make his 7-year-old debut going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes–his first start since being disqualified from second place purse money in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Sprint here on Nov. 5.Fifth in his debut for trainer A.C. Avila going six furlongs in a Cal-bred maiden special weight here on March 15, 2014, Masochistic was subsequently dispatched as the 2-1 favorite on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs in an open maiden special going six furlongs on May 3, 2014–the result, a 14 length triumph.Transferred to Ellis following his sixth start on Feb. 28, 2015, he promptly annexed the Grade II Kona Gold Stakes on April 11, 2015, the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes on June 27, 2015 and was then second in the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes on July 26, 2015.Second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths by eventual Eclipse Champion Sprinter, Drefong, in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint, which was his 14th career start, Masochistic tested positive for a prohibited medication and was subsequently stripped of the $255,000 he had been awarded for running second.So, it’s back to the drawing board for the California-bred gelding by Sought After, who’s owned by Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable.  He brings a sparkling work tab to Saturday’s Triple Bend that includes a six furlong gate work in 1:10.60 here on Feb. 13–fastest of 21 at the distance.Probable for the Grade I, $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes: Conquest Cobra, Denman’s Call, Kobe’s Back, Masochistic, Moe Candy, Point Piper and Silent Bird. Martin Pedroza9311171612%47%$508,983 Jockey Standingscenter_img William Spawr24102342%63%$285,271 Tyler Baze18933392117%49%$1,558,011 Trainer Standings Philip D’Amato691581222%51%$876,965 John W. Sadler458101018%62%$500,164 Edwin Maldonado56107918%46%$317,005 Mark Glatt56911816%50%$407,635 Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 Stewart Elliott12114141612%36%$669,637 Peter Eurton4695620%43%$499,062 Vladimir Cerin3989621%59%$305,929 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won SHAMAN GHOST RATES HUGE CHANCE IN SATURDAY’S BIG ‘CAP             Trainer Jimmy Jerkens’ Shaman Ghost, who got a career best 112 Beyer Speed figure while running second to Arrogate in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Jan. 28, will arrive at Santa Anita on Tuesday as he prepares for next Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, to be run at a mile and a quarter.“Most of the time, it’s pretty fast and speed favoring out there, but I like the way my horse ran in the Pegasus,” said Jerkens this morning from south Florida.  “He usually breaks very well.  In the Pegasus, he was up with the top flight, in front of California Chrome, into the first turn and then they ran away from him a little down the backside.“I think they’ll have to go fast early and if they come back, a mile and quarter is a great distance for my horse.  If any horse fits the distance, it should be him.”Owned by Stronach Stables and bred in Ontario, Canada by their Adena Springs, the 5-year-old bay son of Ghostzapper will be Jerkens second starter in Santa Anita’s signature event for older horses as his Effinex ran third in last year’s edition.No stranger to the “Big Stage,” Shaman Ghost won Canada’s biggest race for 3-year-olds, the mile and a quarter Queen’s Plate in July, 2015 at Woodbine.  A 4 ¼ length winner of Belmont Park’s Grade II, mile and one half Brooklyn Invitational on June 11, 2016, he took the Grade I, mile and one eighth Woodward Stakes at Saratoga three starts back on Sept. 3.Forced to miss the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5 due to illness, Shaman Ghost’s next start was a third place finish in the Grade I, mile and one eighth Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Nov. 25.In what will be his first-ever Big ‘Cap mount, four-time Eclipse Award winning Javier Castellano, who was aboard for the Woodward, will fly in from Florida to ride Shaman Ghost next Saturday.“Javier is thrilled to be riding this horse,” said Castellano’s agent, Mike Lakow.  “He won the (2004) Breeders’ Cup Classic with his sire, Ghostzapper, who was also owned by Mr. Stronach, so it would be nice to win the Big ‘Cap with Shaman Ghost.”(Lakow also noted that Castellano would be riding trainer Peter Eurton’s Kobe’s Back in Saturday’s Grade I Triple Bend Stakes at seven furlongs as well as Bal a Bali for Richard Mandella in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, turf).With Big ‘Cap weights due out later today, the following horses are probable for the 80th running of the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap on March 11: Follow Me Crev, Gangster, Hard Aces, Hi Happy, Imperative, Isotherm, Midnight Storm, Shaman Ghost and Twentytwentyvision. TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Santiago Gonzalez10212151312%39%$541,047 SHERMAN SAYS DORTMUND TO TRY TURF IN KILROE MILE Steven Miyadi54714613%50%$340,733 STAR CROSSED MASOCHISTIC RESURFACES IN TRIPLE BEND J. Keith Desormeaux3573520%43%$447,105last_img read more