first_imgTHE STRONACH GROUP LAUNCHES FULLY-INTEGRATED DAILY SPANISH SHOW HIPICA TV        All Races at Stronach Group Tracks to be Televised Daily in SpanishAlfonzo, Casella, Carlos Palma and Spadaro to HostHALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach Group announced today that it has launched Hipica TV, a daily live show streamed on Stronach Group websites and that will show races, replays and offer handicapping selections on races from Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.During testing its first month on and, Hipica TV has reached an average of 76,000 unique viewers each week and nearly 800,000 total views. Hipica TV will soon be featured on and with live races, Hipica TV will also include live interviews, feature stories, and insights from four talented and respected hosts.“We’re incredibly proud to provide this ground-breaking service free to our viewers,” said Tim Ritvo, COO of The Stronach Group. “In just the past few weeks during our testing phase we’ve received incredibly positive feedback, and viewership continues to grow. We believe Hipica TV is ground-breaking, relevant, and once again shows The Stronach Group’s commitment to Thoroughbred racing. We strongly believe Hipica TV will continue to grow as we build our brand nationally and internationally.”Alfredo Alfonzo founded the popular VideoHipico in 2006, a website and social media agency dedicated to promoting horse racing. A native of Venezuela, Alfonzo is also a partner in My Social House, a premier digital marketing agency in Fort Lauderdale. Alfonzo has handicapped Gulfstream’s races for the Spanish audience for more than a year at Carlos Palma, also known “El Caribe Palma,” is recognized as one of the most respected and successful handicappers in Latin America. He has spent more than 30 years covering Thoroughbred racing and has directed and produced numerous Thoroughbred handicapping shows in his native Venezuela.Pedro Casella’s race calls are some of the most exciting you will hear, rivaling Andres Cantor in the world of professional soccer. Casella, who holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism, is a native of Venezuela and is founder and CEO of “Redes de Campeones,” a public relations company specializing in horse racing.Claudia Spadaro, a native of Venezuela, grew up around horses. She holds a degree in public relations and broadcast journalism from the University of Miami and is fluent in English and Spanish. Spadaro has worked with The Stronach Group on the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and Preakness Stakes (G1).last_img read more

McIlwrick: Young Tigers have Shark-like traits

first_imgStill just 25 years of age, the Tigers represent McIlwrick’s fourth NRL club after previous stints with the Raiders, Roosters and Sharks in 2016.Although he featured in just two games for Cronulla in their historic season he was part of the training sessions that carried them all the way and believes there are similarities in what he has seen in his first couple of months at the Tigers.”It was good to be part of the premiership-winning side, I got a couple of games in last year and I guess now what I can say is that I know what it takes to win a premiership,” McIlwrick told Tigers TV.”I saw the training all the boys put in day in and day out and especially the unity that the Sharks had last year and I feel a very similar thing here at the Tigers.”All the boys are very tight and I see good things for the future of this club. The energy that the young blokes bring to training every day is second to none and that’s what you need in a footy side.”We’ve got a good mix of young blokes and a few older heads so it’s a pretty exciting time, especially for those younger guys in those senior roles.”There are good things going forward and hopefully we can win a premiership next year.”The departure of club stalwart Robbie Farah opens the door for a new No.9 to make their name at the Wests Tigers with McIlwrick wedged in between veteran Matt Ballin and outstanding prospect Jacob Liddle who made his NRL debut in Round 18 this year.With the established halves pairing of Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses and the brilliant James Tedesco at fullback, McIlwrick admitted that slotting straight into the Tigers spine requires plenty of extra homework.”Obviously coming to a new club you’ve got to learn a fair bit, different plays and different names for things but those boys have been great for me,” McIlwrick said.”They’re young and enthusiastic and already you’ve got one of the best halves and fullback combination in the game so exciting times ahead.”With 29 NRL games across five seasons at four different clubs, McIlwrick admits that 2017 shapes as a critical one in his career and that he is eager to turn his one-year deal at the Tigers into a more long-term association.”It’s a pretty big year for me. I’ve been at a few clubs now and I don’t really want to be going anywhere else,” he said.”It’s a massive year for me in terms of opportunity. If I do get an opportunity to play I’ve got to take it with both hands.”last_img read more

Subsidiaries ‘invade’ Second B

first_imgIt’s 23 days and it’s already a reality. The subsidiaries impose their law with an iron fist in Second Division B and only the most powerful teams in the competition are able to keep up. A total of four of the 16 who reserve the right to play the Playoff are subsidiaries and, not only that, many others are in the fight to dispute the promotion with the best. There will only be four places for LaLiga SmartBank and the ‘B’ have already shown their cards and demonstrated on the pitch that they want to continue growing.Group I: Atlético B … and disappointmentsWhile one of the teams dependent on Group I is launched, six others cannot say the same. Atlético de Madrid is second classified with 48 points and takes eleven of advantage to the fifth classified. In other words, they have the Playoff on track and only a disaster in the last months of the season would lower them from the top positions. The subsidiary, aware of the difficulty of the postseason, has not remained idly and has moved in the winter market with contracts such as the Josep Calavera or Abde. While B suffers calls from Camel or Borja Garcés For the first team, the board puts a solution in the offices. He is currently the most scorer club in the entire category with 48 goals in the locker.Without a doubt, it is the branch that has worked best in the first installment of the season. Las Palmas B, Sporting B and Castilla de Raúl rub shoulders in nobody’s area. They have seven in the Playoff and surpass the relegation zone by five. Of course, every game is a final. We will have to see if the Madrid team goes back, with the additions of Reinier or Marc Gual. Oviedo Vetusta gets rid of burning by only two points; while Celta B and Getafe B occupy relegation positions. The vigueses suffer as they did last season; the locals accuse the contrast of category that involves ascending, with Hugo Duro as the main reference.Group II: Logroñés and Cultu against subsidiariesOnly two teams from the top six classified are not subsidiaries. Cultural Leonesa and the Unión Deportiva Logroñés sneak between Bilbao Athletic, Real Sociedad B, Valladolid B and Osasuna B. In fact, the villagers lead the table with 49 points, six more than the subsidiary of the Gaizka Garitano team. The ‘Cultu’ is third, feeling behind the pressure of the ‘B’ mentioned above. Among them, the best placed is the one trained by Xabi Alonso, who has endowed his people with a bold style, with a high pace and high possession figures. However, he suffers from the hardness of the category and has failed to impose his football against rocky rivals. A good example of this is the hard defeat against Guijuelo by three goals to zero. Group III: Barça B survives the casualties and the Riqui Puig themeSoccer players have arrived like Ramos Mingo, Saverio or Rey Manaj, but García Pimienta’s team is still in a period of adaptation. Hiroki Abe, key player, the season will be lost due to injury and others have left as Alejandro Marques or Abel Ruiz. To top, Riqui Puig, control football engine of the Barcelona subsidiary, has taken an important step in his career by being fixed in the training of the first team and usual in the calls. In other words, Barça B has taken a complete turn and must adapt to the changes. Of course, they guarantee the 41 points already obtained, which are worth it to be second classified in the table.They are not the only branch in the battle. Villarreal B and Espanyol B compete to enter the top positions. They add 39 and 38 points respectively and they step on the heels of Cornellá, fourth with 40. Things are not going so well for the representatives of Valencia. The Valencia subsidiary occupies the PlayOut place with 22 points; while the Levante is in nobody’s zone with eight more than the descent, but eleven of those above. At 15 days of the final, it is a real possibility that three ‘B’ play for the promotion, although there is great equality between the first eight of the classification.Group IV: the subsidiaries, to surviveThe first three groups are characterized by having a dominant subsidiary, which does not happen in the fourth. For many the toughest class of all Second B, Cartagena, Marbella, Yeclano and Badajoz rule in the upper part and there is not a single dependent approaching them. The first to appear is the Cádiz B, tenth ranked, with 30 points. He is closely followed by Sevilla Athletic, one place and one point below. It seems that neither of them is in danger, although they only exceed seven Algeciras. Granada B is against the ropes: it is 19th with 21 points and has only achieved 17 goals in the 23 matches.Playoff punishes subsidiariesNot so many, but last season too they were happily promised three dependent teams. None of them was group champion, so they only had one attempt. Castilla could not with Cartagena, which traced the 3-1 of Alfredo Di Stefano. The same happened to Atlético de Madrid B, eliminated by Mirandés, now in Second and great revelation of the Copa del Rey. None exceeded the first tie: it is more, Villarreal B lost both games against Melilla and said goodbye to the dream of promotion.last_img read more

Stephen Curry cleared to return against Pelicans

first_img‘Love wins’ for Zark’s P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Curry, a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player, had been expected to return after being described as “probable” by coach Steve Kerr on Monday.“He’s feeling good. I’d be very surprised if he didn’t play,” Kerr told reporters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKerr said the Warriors’ emphatic victory over the Pelicans in game one of the series would not tempt him to delay Curry’s return or limit his minutes.“Not at all. Because the flip side of that is he needs rhythm,” Kerr said. Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In this April 19, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) warms up before Game 3 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio. Curry was declared fit to return for the Warriors as the NBA champions prepare to face the New Orleans Pelicans in game two of the playoff series on Tuesday. APLOS ANGELES, United States — Stephen Curry was declared fit to return for the Golden State Warriors as the NBA champions prepare to face the New Orleans Pelicans in game two of the playoff series on Tuesday.The Warriors confirmed in a statement that Curry was available to make his first appearance since spraining a knee ligament on March 23, near the end of the regular season.ADVERTISEMENT “The only factor in terms of allowing him to play is his health. And he’s ready to go. So now it’s a question of rhythm and how much time we give him. He needs to get his rhythm back.”The Warriors defeated San Antonio 4-1 in the best-of-seven opening round of the playoffs and demolished the Pelicans 123-101 on Saturday. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedinglast_img read more

Tobias Harris, Clippers overcome slow start to beat Magic

first_imgOrlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin, left, looks to pass under the basket ass Los Angeles Clippers’ Tobias Harris (34) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)LOS ANGELES — Typically the lead runner on the Los Angeles Clippers’ four-quarter relay squad, Tobias Harris forced his team into a change of plans — and the adjustment worked out just fine Sunday.Harris, one of the NBA’s top first-quarter scorers, started slow but still ended up with 28 points and the Clippers overcame a sluggish opening to beat the Orlando Magic 106-96 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Struggling Cavaliers sign G Cameron Payne to 10-day contract Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Magic, though, made one last push. Orlando pulled even at 72 with just over 10 minutes remaining on Terrance Ross’ three free throws, and the Clippers countered with a 17-2 run to take an 89-74 lead with 6:37 remaining.The start of the Clippers’ decisive run included a five-point trip, when Montrezl Harrel was fouled on a dunk, missed the free throw, and Williams made a 3-pointer.“I thought defensively we were playing well (early), but offensively we weren’t making shots,” Williams said. “But when you (are a player that scores) you can’t allow that to bother you and I think that showed. I think that tonight we had high attempts and probably had low field-goal percentages but we just continued to play and continued to show up.”After shooting 38.3-percent from the field in the first half, the Clippers went 47.8 percent in the second half to finish at 43 percent, well under their 45.7-percent mark for the season.The Magic was undone by their 34.1-percent shooting in the second half, including a 5-of-16 mark after halftime from 3-point range.“I took two guys out because they were hesitant to shoot because they missed the open ones,” Clifford said. “You got to keep shooting. But I thought our effort was good enough.”GORTAT’S NATIONAL PRIDEGortat scored eight points with 10 rebounds as the native of Poland received plenty of playing time while the Clippers celebrated Polish Heritage Day. He played a season-high 25 minutes.“I felt like a lot of guys were trying to help me today and I truly appreciate getting a few more minutes,” said Gortat, who addressed a large contingent of Polish fans estimated at 1,500 following the game. “I’m glad I was able to help the team and the most important thing was (the) win. I don’t care about my stat-line at the end.”TIP-INS Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Magic: Vucevic had his team-leading 26th double-double. He led the Magic in rebounds for the 30th time this season. … After the Clippers went 13 of 26 from 3-point range in a victory at Orlando in November, Orlando held Los Angeles to 9 of 31 from distance Sunday.Clippers: The last time the Clippers lost to the Magic was a 98-90 decision at Orlando on Nov. 6, 2013. … The Clippers’ rough first quarter against the Magic came after playing one of their best first quarters Friday when they outscored the Suns 38-19 in an eventual victory. … Guard Milos Teodosic was inactive for the second consecutive game because of a knee injury.UP NEXTMagic: At Sacramento on Monday night.Clippers: Host Charlotte on Tuesday night. 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The Magic have lost two straight and seven of 10, and are 1-3 on a six-game trip.“I’ll be honest, without watching the film, and I’m not really like this, but we missed a bunch of wide-open shots,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “I think there were drives in the lane that we have to make to beat a team as good as they are while on the road. Our spot-up 3s, they don’t go in the basket and it made us hesitant.”Vucevic had 11 rebounds in the first quarter to help the Magic take a 28-18 lead, but they blew a double-digit first-half lead for the second consecutive game after falling at Minnesota on Friday night.“We just couldn’t make shots,” Vucevic said. “I feel like we had a good amount of good looks we just didn’t make. I thought our defense was pretty good, for the most part, we just couldn’t make enough shots. We really struggled tonight.”Orlando led 47-45 at halftime, and the Clippers took their first lead just under two minutes into the second half on Marcin Gortat’s turnaround basket. The Clippers struggled from the field in the opening quarter, shooting just 7 of 26. Orlando led by as many as 15 points before the Clippers rallied with a half-ending 21-12 run.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Harris, who entered with the fifth most first-quarter points at 286, was 0 for 6 from the field in the opening 12 minutes with zero points.“In all seriousness, I settle in and just take the pressure off myself with the missed shots and just focus on the team,” Harris said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Clippers trailed by 10 after one quarter, when they shot 7 of 26, and by 15 in the second quarter before wearing down the Magic from there. Los Angeles outscored the Magic by eight points in the second quarter and by 12 points in the second half.Lou Williams added 17 points, and Danilo Gallinari and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander each had 13. The Clippers have won 11 consecutive games against the Magic, a streak that goes back to the 2013-14 season. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

FUN Commission 17 Extension Workers

first_imgThe Farmer Union Network of Liberia (FUN), with support from the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) through the Italian government, has commissioned 17 extension officers(agriculture workers) to four counties of Liberia to work with local farmers.The counties are Grand Bassa, Montserrado, Cape Mount and Bomi.The commissioning ceremony was held on November 12 in Kingsville, rural Montserrado County after completing a five- day training workshop.FUN is a national farmer organization that serves as the voice of farmers across the country.Giving an overview of the program on Tuesday, November 12, the program officer of FUN, Alphanso Perkins, said that the program is intended for 2 years and is meant to increase the knowledge of local farmers on improve farming methods.“The extension workers will work in helping the farmers to learnt the new idea of growing their crops to improve their productive capacities,” he said.According to Mr. Perkins, the lacked of skills of many Liberian farmers has caused them to remain in abject poverty.“If our farmers are going to improve in farming, they must learn how to plant their crops in the best way. The old method of farming, which is the traditional or subsistence method, will not help the farmers,” he stated.Also speaking, president of FUN, Josephine Francis, said that her institution is working with the government and partners to ensure that the country becomes food secure.“We have initiated such program so that in the next few years, rice, which is the country’s staple food importation can reduce to at least 40%.She underscored the need for increase extension services for the many farmers in the country to be reached.Meanwhile, Madam Francis, who also Montserrado County Representative and Chairperson on the Houses’ Committee on Agriculture, used the occasion to called on all Liberians to go back to the soil and produce more food.“It is only by doing so the country will become food secure,” the Montserrado County lawmaker stated.For his part, the Agronomist at the Ministry of Agriculture, Abu Konneh stressed the need for a network of extension workers in the country.He called on the extension workers to collaborate as they carried out their duties in the assigned counties. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suspect in Corentyne teenager’s murder remanded

first_imgThe suspect in the murder of Akeem Grimmond, 13, whose body was discovered last Monday, appeared in court on Thursday and was remanded.The accused, Terani Goolcharran, 26, was escorted to the Springlands Magistrate Court, clad in a torn pair of trousers and accompanied by his wife. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which stated that between August 20-22, 2016 he murdered Grimmond.Magistrate Rabindranath Singh explained to Goolcharran that he could not plead to the charge since it was an indictable offence but the accused nonetheless shouted out, “not guilty”.The coconut vendor of Number 60 Village was remanded to prison. He had previously been convicted of simple larceny.Terani GoolcharranAkeem GrimmondTerani Goolcharran’s wife creating a scene in the courtyard on ThursdayThe matter has been transferred to the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court and comes up for hearing again on September 14.The partly decomposed body of young Grimmond of No 61 Village, Corentyne was discovered in a drain Monday last, behind a cemetery at Number 62 Village, about 300 meters from his home. He went missing last Saturday.Goolcharran was arrested Monday after his wife reported to investigators that he confessed to her that he killed the teenager and was going to purchase coffee and biscuits to give to his parents for the wake.When he was taken into custody he denied the allegations.As the accused was being escorted out of the courtroom, his wife followed and began swearing publicly at the Police, the magistrate, and the system.She was subsequently taken into Police custody but later released on station bail.She is expected to appear in court on Monday to answer to the charge of disorderly behaviour in a courtyard.last_img read more

Dawson Creek Fall Fair rodeo results

first_img Photo by Chris Newton – Advertisement -In Bareback, Cole Gardine, Jake Vold, and Kody Lamb all tied for first spot, riding the full 8 seconds to each record scores of 83. Danny Vandenameele took first in the novice bareback, riding to a 77.0 score. Tanner Young came in 2nd with 75.5, one point ahead of Lane Link’s 74.5.The Saddle Bronc was an incredibly close field this year. Layton Green barely managed to edge out Clay Elliott. Green managed to ride Spanish Pair to a score of 88, while Clay Elliott rode an 87.5.Chuck Schmidt rounded out the top 3 with an 85.5.Hudson’s Hope’s Ricky Warren ended up placing third in this week’s Novice Saddle Bronc, riding a 74. Kolby Wanchuk ended up as the Novice Saddle Bronc’s top performer, with a 76.5, while Dawson Hay ended up in 2nd spot with a 75.Scott Schifener was the week’s top bull rider, riding Magic Show to an 87.0. Brock Radford and Wacey Finkbeiner both came close, with score of 85 and 80.5.Advertisement Photo by Chris Newton Virgil Poffenroth and Logan Bird were the joint winners in the Tie Down Roping with 9.0 second times. Clayton Smith and Kyle Lucas tied in 3rd spot, and were both slower than the winners by only 0.1 seconds.Klay White and Brett Buss took first position in the Team Roping event. The pair finished in 5.6 seconds.Advertisement Luke Ferber, Matt Howard, Weston Davidson and Justin Maguire all tied for first in Steer Riding, posting scores of 70.0.Steven Culling from Fort St. John tied for 5th in the Steer Wrestling with Rowdy Hays and Brendan Laye with a time of 47 seconds. Culling finished one second behind 4th place finisher Cody Cassidy, and two seconds back from 3rd place Scott Guenthner. Winners Jessie Heggie and Straws Milan both tied for first with a 42-second time. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The results are in after an exciting five days of rodeo action at the 94th Annual Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede.After five days of stampede action, Braidy Howes ended up taking first place in the Barrel Racing competition, with a blistering time of 17.949 seconds. Toni Dixon came a close second with a 17.972 on Sunday afternoon with the fastest ride of the day. Callahan Crossley’s 18.015 was good enough for third in the event. Photo by Chris Newtoncenter_img Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newton Photo by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

Sandwich shop to be torn down

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEWHALL – The city plans to move ahead with rebuilding downtown Newhall by tearing down a long-standing – by local terms – building that housed a popular sandwich shop. Moore’s submarine sandwiches, in a small tan stucco building on San Fernando Road and Fifth Street, will be demolished under the terms of a plan set for review Tuesday by the Santa Clarita City Council. Built in the 1970s, long before the Subway and Quizno’s chains dotted the area, the building sits where Santa Clarita envisions a museum complex. The city bought the property two years ago and looked at potential leases until before redevelopment-driven construction begins, but found it would be too costly to bring the building up to code, according to a staff report. City planners now are looking at installing a temporary structure on the site to relocate some existing businesses during reconstruction of their own quarters. Santa Clarita is in the early stages of redeveloping the area’s first business district with an emphasis on the arts.last_img read more

Reggie Bush inquiry report

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAmong the sanctions the NCAA could impose would be forfeiting victories from last season, a ban on bowl games and TV appearances, or a reduction of scholarships. The Bush family spent the 2005 season living in a Spring Valley home owned by Michael Michaels, a businessman who had sought to handle the star tailback’s professional marketing, Yahoo reported Sunday. “Rather than jumping to conclusions, we need to determine the facts before commenting on this report,” University of Southern California athletic director Mike Garrett said in a statement. Neighbors told Yahoo Bush’s mother, Denise Griffin, his stepfather, LaMar Griffin, and brother Jovan Griffin – who could be seen walking on the Memorial Coliseum field after home games wearing Bush jerseys with their family relation stitched on the back – moved into the home shortly after it was purchased by Michaels for $757,500 in March of 2005. The Web site reported the family moved out of the house Friday after questions over its ownership arose. “I have absolutely nothing to say,” Denise Griffin told Yahoo when asked about the property. Michaels reportedly attempted to steer Bush toward San Diego agent David Caravantes. Instead, Bush hired Joel Segal, a former associate of Caravantes at World Wide Entertainment and Sports. The Pac-10 investigation could be hindered because Bush, since he no longer is an eligible athlete, isn’t required to cooperate. “It means that if Reggie didn’t want to talk, he wouldn’t have to talk,” according to the source. “It’s easier when you have a student who wants to stay eligible.” Among the questions the investigation is likely to ask, if there is evidence the alleged arrangement violated NCAA rules, is whether Michaels was a representative of USC’s athletic interest. If USC was eventually forced to forfeit any games from last season, it would not have to return its share of receipts of the Rose Bowl payout. While schools can be forced to return revenues from the NCAA basketball tournament, the NCAA isn’t the sanctioning body for bowl games. “We don’t know anything right now,” USC coach Pete Carroll said. – Scott Wolf contributed.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A link between the family of Reggie Bush and a man seeking to promote the former USC star’s professional career could result in sanctions against the school, a source familiar with NCAA compliance issues said late Sunday. For more than year the parents of Bush, expected to be the first pick in next weekend’s NFL draft, had lived in a plush San Diego-area home that property records show belong to a man who allegedly tried to play a role in steering Bush toward a sports agent and who also hoped to handle his professional marketing, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. The Pacific-10 Conference said Sunday it would begin an investigation into whether the reported arrangement would violate NCAA rules prohibiting athletes or their families from getting extra benefits. “If, and it’s a big if, USC knew or should have known about this, then anything is possible,” the source said. “If any of the coaches or staff members knew about it and didn’t do anything about it, or conducted an investigation that was faulty, that would be egregious, a potentially major violation.” last_img read more