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2014-04-24 23:12:39

IndyCar Champ to Be Honored at Annual Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Gala Indianapolis (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) will host the 15th annual Racing to Recovery Gala Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Lucas Oil Estate in Carmel. The Gala will begin with a Hawaiian luau and auction at 4 p.m., followed by the award presentation at 5 p.m. and a dance party until 10 p.m. During the event, SSPF founder Sam Schmidt will present the 2014 Legendary Driver Award...

2014-02-20 23:01:33

As Bleacher Report Talks about Darkhorse Contenders in the 56th running of Daytona 500, DarrasLaw Founding Partner offers advice as to why everyone in racing should have rock-solid disability insurance policies. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 According to Bleacher Report, there are plenty of replacement cars on the track at Daytona, and there need to be. The first session in Wednesday's Sprint Cup Series practice at Daytona International Speedway was cut short after a multi-car...

2009-08-11 16:16:24

Scotsman Andy Murray had little trouble Tuesday dispatching Frenchman Jeremy Chardy to reach the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. Murray, a U.S. Open runner-up who is seeded third in this $3 million ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event, took just over 1 1/2 hours to defeat Chardy 6-4 on the hard courts at Uniprix Stadium. Murray held serve throughout the match and broke Chardy three times. In other second-round action, eighth-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko edged Frenchman Paul-Henri...

2009-06-14 11:15:32

Scotland's Andy Murray won the Aegon Tennis Championships in London Sunday with a 7-5 6-4 victory against American James Blake. The top-seeded Murray closed the first set by winning the last two games following a 30-0 advantage. Of the 60 points played in the opening set, Murray had a 32-28 advantage. In the second, he converted the lone break-point chance for either player to take a 4-3 lead and held serve from there to complete the match in 67 minutes, winning his second title this season...

2009-04-19 19:59:21

Dario Franchitti won Sunday's IndyCar Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, leading 51 of the California auto race's 85 laps. The Target Chip Ganassi Racing driver and 2007 IndyCar champion was helped by the second of two key pit stops in his first victory since the Indy 300, the 2007 IRL season-finale at the Chicagoland Raceway in Joliet, Ill. After holding a 3-second lead, Franchitti pitted early on lap 53 for his second and final stop. Will Power, Tony Kanaan and Danica Patrick also came in...

2008-12-21 11:41:30

Olympic track cyclist Chris Hoy has been recommended by a sports advisory committee in Britain to be knighted for his sports successes, sources say. Unidentified sources said the proposed knighthood for the 32-year-old athlete, who has won four cycling gold medals during two Olympic Games, was rare as it comes during the height of his athletic career, The Sunday Times of London reported. Athletes typically knighted in Britain receive the honor after they retire. But Hoy has ambitions to win...

2008-09-18 15:00:27

By MARIANNE TAYLOR SCOTLAND'S golden girl, paralympic heroine Aileen McGlynn, returns to the UK later today. Cyclist Aileen, from Glasgow, won double gold in the velodrome in Beijing, setting two world records in the process. The delighted 35-year-old will be among the 206-strong team touching down at Heathrow this afternoon on a plane similar to the one Chris Hoy returned home in last month - a Boeing 747 decorated with a gold nose. The squad notched up a staggering 42 gold medals,...

2006-09-01 16:19:35

By Simon Cambers NEW YORK (Reuters) - British teenager Andy Murray raced into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-0 6-1 6-1 hammering of Italian Alessio Di Mauro on Friday. The 17th seed needed just 74 minutes to reach the last 32 for the first time, setting up a clash with Chilean 10th seed Fernando Gonzalez. Murray was beaten by Di Mauro in a Challenger Tour event in 2005 but here lost just seven points in a first set that lasted 19 minutes and never looked back as he romped...

2006-09-01 14:36:42

NEW YORK (Reuters) - British teenager Andy Murray raced into the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday with a 6-0 6-1 6-1 hammering of Italian Alessio Di Mauro. The 17th-seeded Scot needed just 74 minutes to advance to the last 32 for the first time, setting up a clash with Chilean 10th seed Fernando Gonzalez. Murray was beaten by Di Mauro in a Challenger Tour event in 2005 but on Friday, he lost just seven points in a first set that lasted 19 minutes. Di Mauro did not have the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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