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first_imgShe and former partner John Toffan also raced Mane Minister, who finished third in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes in 1991. They bred Round Pond, the Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner last November at Churchill Downs. A memorial service will be held Friday at Santa Anita. Chargers have four candidates SAN DIEGO – The Chargers received permission Tuesday to interview four candidates to replace fired head coach Marty Schottenheimer, including one-time San Diego offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner was offensive coordinator with the Chargers in 2001. He’s currently the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. He interviewed for the Dallas Cowboys head coaching job that went to Wade Phillips, the Chargers’ former defensive coordinator. The Chargers also received permission to interview Hall of Fame 49ers assistant head coach Mike Singletary and Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, both of whom interviewed for the Cowboys job. The fourth candidate is Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan. The Chargers were an NFL-best 14-2 before losing their playoff opener to New England. RANCHO SANTA FE – Trudy McCaffery, who co-owned Santa Anita Derby and Pacific Classic winners Came Home and Free House and bred thoroughbreds, has died at 62. McCaffery died Monday at her home after a long battle with cancer. Nebraska player in fair condition LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky was in fair condition Tuesday with an undisclosed problem, although his family said his hospitalization was not caused by alcohol or “illicit drugs.” Lucky’s health has been shrouded in mystery since he was taken to BryanLGH Medical Center West on Sunday night. The Lincoln Journal Star reported Lucky, who is from North Hollywood, was unconscious when rescue workers arrived at the apartment he shares with teammate Jordan Picou. Lucky’s family issued a statement through the NU athletic department that did not address why emergency personnel were called to his off-campus apartment. Notable BASKETBALL: Denver Nuggets guard Allen Iverson will miss the All-Star Game because of a sprained right ankle and teammate Marcus Camby won’t replace him Sunday in Las Vegas. NBA commissioner David Stern picked Utah center Mehmet Okur and Seattle guard Ray Allen to replace Iverson and Phoenix guard Steve Nash, who has inflammation in his right shoulder … Jason Kidd will miss the next two games for the New Jersey Nets with a strained lower back and is questionable for the All-Star game … The Houston Comets hired Karleen Thompson as their new head coach and general manager. Thompson spent part of one season as interim co-coach of the Sparks and was an assistant with the Comets the last two seasons under former coach Van Chancellor, who resigned last month. COLLEGES: Tim McPheron and Lorena Marquez were named director of development for athletics and coordinator of marketing, promotions and game management, respectively, at Cal Poly Pomona. NCAA: Illinois basketball players Brian Carlwell and Jamar Smith were injured when their car went off the road and slammed into a tree. Carlwell was at a hospital in Urbana, Ill. in serious condition with a severe concussion. Smith was treated for a concussion and released. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more