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 in the San Diego suburb at Rancho Santa Fe after a long battle with cancer. Paerson crashed on the second leg after being seventh fastest on the opening leg. Olympic champion Julia Mancuso of the United States, who led after the opening run, slipped to fifth after struggling on the second run. FOOTBALL: The lawyer for Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis said doctors failed to recognize life-threatening complications after Weis’ gastric bypass surgery, allowing him to bleed internally for more than a day. Weis’ lawyer, Michael Mone, made his comments at the start of the coach’s malpractice trial in Boston. Weis had the surgery in June 2002 while he was an assistant coach for the New England Patriots after battling obesity for years. He weighed about 350 pounds at the time. RUNNING: Lance Armstrong has another date with the New York City Marathon. The seven-time Tour de France winner ran the marathon in November for the first time and finished 856th, barely beating his goal of breaking 3 hours. “I’m gonna do it again,” Armstrong told the Associated Press in Jackson, Miss., during a break from a meeting of the President’s Cancer Panel. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A memorial service will be held Friday at Santa Anita in Arcadia. BASKETBALL: The Houston Comets hired Karleen Thompson as their new head coach and general manager. Thompson, who spent part of one season as interim co-coach of the Sparks, was an assistant with the Comets the past two seasons under former coach Van Chancellor, who resigned last month. Thompson played at USC from 1993-96. SKIING: Nicole Hosp won the women’s giant slalom at the world championships in Are, Sweden, ending Anja Paerson’s remarkable three-race winning streak. She 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. McCaffery and Toffan’s other successful runners included A.P. Assay, Pacific Squall, Del Mar Dennis and turf horses Bien Bien and Bienamado.
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