National Horse Show moving to Indy in 2021

first_imgFor the first time since 1992, when it was held in Columbus, Ohio, the National Appaloosa Horse Show & Youth World Championship is coming back to the Midwest. The Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) and the Indiana State Fair Commission today signed a 3-year agreement to hold one of America’s oldest and most prestigious horse shows in Indianapolis, beginning in 2021.The show dates for each year will be July 5-17, following completion of NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 2022, the National Show will celebrate its 75th Anniversary in Indianapolis.The National Appaloosa Horse Show began in 1948 and was first held in Lewiston, Idaho. Over the years, it has moved to various venues across the country. This year, the National Appaloosa Horse Show & Youth World Championship will conclude a successful 8-year-run in Fort Worth, before moving to Indianapolis in 2021. Last year, the show drew participants from 40 states, in addition to Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.last_img read more

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World Cup winning De Rossi retires at 36

first_imgRelatedPosts Pedro pens three-year Roma deal Tevez signs new deal with Boca Juniors US billionaire buys Roma in £532m deal Italy World Cup winner Daniele de Rossi has announced his retirement at the age of 36. De Rossi has left Argentine side Boca Juniors, who he joined in the summer, and ends an 18-year career. Prior to joining Boca, De Rossi spent his entire career at Serie A club Roma, who he played for 616 times. The Italian, who won the World Cup in 2006, told a news conference he was retiring to spend more time with his family. “I played against the best in the world and I was able to do the career I wanted,” De Rossi said. “I am happy with my life, I played on two teams that I really love. One meant everything and the other got me inside as I expected.” De Rossi is Italy’s fourth most-capped player with 117 caps and Francesco Totti is the only player to have made more appearances for Roma than the midfielder. He rejected an offer of a director’s role at Roma at the end of last season and signed for Boca to continue his playing career, but he has been limited to just six appearances, largely because of injury. “An absolutely fantastic football career comes to an end,” Roma said. “Thank you for so many incredible memories, Daniele.”Tags: Boca JuniorsDaniele De RossiRomalast_img read more

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Q&A with Penn State beat writer Steve Petrella of The Daily Collegian

first_imgSyracuse opens its season against Penn State in East Rutherford, N.J., at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. To help break down the MetLife Stadium tilt, Steve Petrella, a beat writer for The Daily Collegian, offered his insight on the Nittany Lions.The Daily Orange: Who do you expect to start at quarterback for Penn State and what can Syracuse expect out of whoever it is?Steve Petrella: It’s tough to say. I’m going to guess (Christian) Hackenberg. He’s the guy that—they want him to be the guy. They want him to do well. They want him to succeed.(Hackenberg and Tyler Ferguson) are pretty similar. (Bill) O’Brien runs a pro-style offense. He has a specific type of quarterback, more traditional, drop-back type of passer that makes quick decisions, careful with the football. I think they’ll make their share of mistakes this season, but if you see what O’Brien did with Matt McGloin, I think they’re going to be OK.The D.O.: A lot has been made about the Nittany Lions’ tight ends. Are those guys the biggest playmaking threats on offense?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSP: They actually, surprisingly, have a lot of weapons, but tight ends I would say is the biggest because of just the mismatches.There’s just so many of them. I wouldn’t be surprised if they lined up four tight ends in certain sets this season, maybe on Saturday. They’re all big, they’re all fast, they all create mismatches. It’s fun to watch.The D.O.: How tough is it for a freshman like Hackenberg to pick up O’Brien’s system?SP: It’s not complicated, but there’s a lot to process. This is a similar offense that Tom Brady was winning and he’s obviously the best and he’s been doing it forever, so for a kid who is 18 years old, had a terrible offensive line in high school to come in and just in two and a half months pick it up, it’s difficult. I’m sure he’s put in the work — we’re not allowed to talk to freshmen — but I’m sure he’s put in the work and I’m sure he’ll be ready.The D.O.: With fewer scholarships, how big of an issue is PSU’s depth?SP: That’s a big concern. Penn State had a pretty good season last year, but I think the sanctions are going to take a toll three years down the road when you’re playing with 65 scholarships and everyone else is playing with 85.They’ve put a really big emphasis on the walk-on program. Their biggest concern for depth is at linebacker, they only have six scholarship linebackers, but they have 19 on the roster. They brought in seven true-freshman walk-ons.Depth is definitely a big concern. I don’t think so much Saturday, but if they start losing some guys this season — and obviously guys are going to get hurt. It’s football — but I think throughout the season we’re not going to stop talking about it.The D.O.: The Nittany Lions have a reputation for great linebackers. Is that still the strength of the defense?SP: The starting three is very good. Behind that, we’ll see. Ben Kline, Gary Wooten, those are the two. We just don’t know about them yet. We haven’t seen much.The strength of the defense actually might be the secondary, which is interesting because last year it was like the biggest concern. I think they’re going to play a lot of nickel because of the depth at linebacker and they have two safeties, Adrian Amos and Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, who are bigger safeties that added weight this offseason in order to play that nickel back/linebacker role on some third downs. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 29, 2013 at 1:18 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

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