Horse racing newsletter: A different Del Mar opening day

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing newsletter, as we get ready for a major CHRB meeting over the fate of Los Alamitos. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive promotional content from […]

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Soccer newsletter: So, why are we playing again?

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times’ soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we start this week, once again, with COVID-19. When the nation awoke on the morning of March 12, 1,323 Americans had been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 38 people had died. The general concern and […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Los Al puts another meeting in the books

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing newsletter as we have some pretty interesting—and different–stewards’ minutes. We’re glad to have the stewards’ rulings back in the Monday newsletter. This closes the books on rulings by the Santa Anita stewards. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Uncle Chuck moves into Derby picture

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, as we finish the official holiday with some great racing. As for today, not so much. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive promotional […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Jon White previews the Los Alamitos Derby

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing newsletter, as we look at Cezanne’s win in an allowance at Los Alamitos. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles […]

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Soccer newsletter: MLS has a lot riding on restart

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and we begin today with the MLS Covid Cup, scheduled to start in Orlando, Fla., next week. The 54-game competition — officially called the MLS Is Back tournament, about the lamest name possible — will mark […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Thistledown in the news

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, as we congratulate Galilean for his win in the Soi Phet at Los Alamitos. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive promotional content from […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Los Alamitos returns Friday

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing newsletter, as Jon White gives us his Kentucky Derby rankings and Tiz The Law is not at No. 1. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive […]

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Soccer! Orlando Pride’s cautionary tale

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, the Times’ soccer writer, and we begin today with COVID-19, because while professional leagues across the country seem to think they’re done with the pandemic, the virus is making it clear it is not done with sports. Newsletter All about […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Santa Anita’s meeting comes to an end

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we catch up on stewards’ rulings and learn what the penalty is for not wearing a mask. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Santa Anita’s meeting comes to an end

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we catch up on stewards’ rulings and learn what the penalty is for not wearing a mask. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally […]

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Horse racing newsletter: It’s Belmont Stakes day

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we have a big 12-race card at Santa Anita. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. […]

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Empty Stands, Mind Tricks and a Mourinho Myth

If you are enjoying this newsletter every Friday, we’re glad. Now please pass it on to a friend (or four or five) and tell them to sign up at nytimes.com/rory. Soccer journalism’s hottest ticket, for a long time, was a José Mourinho news conference. Whichever team he was coaching, however well it was performing, Mourinho […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Final Belmont Stakes rankings

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome to our horse racing newsletter as we get ready for a lot of turf races at Santa Anita this weekend. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive promotional content from […]

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Soccer newsletter: Most popular sports league in history returns

Hello, and welcome to another edition of the L.A. Times soccer newsletter. I’m Kevin Baxter, The Times’ soccer writer, and today we begin with the return of the most popular sports league in history. And no, I’m not talking about the NFL. Newsletter All about the beautiful game Go inside the L.A. pro soccer scene […]

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The Quiet Bazaar: Soccer’s Transfer Market Braces for the Unknown

If you are enjoying this newsletter every week, please pass it on to a friend (or four) and tell them to sign up at nytimes.com/rory. Let’s start with a game. Here are two prophesies about the immediate future of soccer’s transfer market — that great bazaar of haggling and horse-trading, whispers and bubbles — offered […]

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A Conversation With the Ultrarunner Yassine Diboun

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Dear Readers, The ultramarathon runner Yassine Diboun built his social media platforms by focusing on the two things he most loves: his […]

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Horse racing newsletter: A book suggestion for you

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we look forward to another handicapping lesson from Rob Henie. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles […]

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Horse racing newsletter: Santa Anita’s COVID-19 scare: Nothing to see here

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get ready for the first Triple Crown race … in another week. Newsletter Off to the races Get the latest news, analysis, results and charts with John Cherwa’s definitive Horse Racing newsletter. You may occasionally receive promotional content from […]

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