• Sherpa guide uses savings to help colleagues during pandemic
    Associated Press

    Sherpa guide uses savings to help colleagues during pandemic

    The scenic Himalayan mountain trails that normally draw throngs of foreign trekkers to Nepal have been empty for more than a year, with most of the country's tourism industry still shut down by the pandemic. Ang Phurba Sherpa has been trying to help those struggling the most and hoping to inspire others to do the same. Sherpa has been loading his truck with sacks of rice, lentils, cooking oil and other staples he has bought with his own money and delivering the goods to dozens of families in Kathmandu.

  • Trainer Bob Baffert sues to get New York suspension lifted
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    Trainer Bob Baffert sues to get New York suspension lifted

    Trainer Bob Baffert sued in federal court Tuesday in an effort to get his suspension by the New York Racing Association lifted. The NYRA suspended the Hall of Famer in mid-May after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test that found 21 picograms of betamethasone. The steroid helps reduce swelling and Baffert acknowledged that Medina Spirit tested positive for the substance that is banned on race day in Kentucky.

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    Jay Greeson: Wilson's next normal starts with fond Baylor memories

    Jun. 14—For the last quarter century, Scott Wilson's summer vacation was long on the heat and short on the time off. "During every summer for the past 24 years, I've worked really hard [along with my administrative colleagues] to get school ready to open. Preparing for a school year is pretty intense, especially last summer as we navigated COVID," he said Monday. But this is a new summer and ...