- - Monday, March 26, 2012


DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert suffered a heart attack early Monday in Dubai where he was preparing to run Game On Dude in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.

Baffert’s assistant, Jim Barnes, said from Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, Calif., that Baffert, 59, was “doing very good” after having three stents inserted in two arteries. Barnes said he had spoken to the trainer’s wife, Jill, who had accompanied her husband to the Middle East, along with their young son, Bode.

Barnes said Jill Baffert told him the procedure went well and “everything should be fine.”


Chelsea, AC Milan to meet at FedEx Field

For a second straight summer, the D.C. area will play host to a clash of world soccer powerhouses.

English side Chelsea FC and Italian club AC Milan will meet July 28 in a friendly at FedEx Field, Chelsea announced Monday. The match comes a year after 81,807 took in an exhibition there between Manchester United and FC Barcelona.

The game marks the second meeting between the legendary clubs in Maryland. In 2009, Chelsea triumphed 2-1 over Milan in a sold-out friendly at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Chelsea played a match at FedEx Field in 2005, a 2-1 win over D.C. United.

The Landover venue also will feature a friendly May 30 between the U.S. national team and Brazil.


Canucks’ D. Sedin has concussion, coach confirms

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault said Daniel Sedin has a concussion. The team remains mum on the left wing’s condition, or if he will be able to return to action before the playoffs.

Sedin was sidelined Wednesday by an elbow to the head from Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith., who was given a five-game suspension.


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