Scully to return for 65th season

SATURDAY, AUG. 24, 2013

Baseball: Vin Scully, one of baseball’s most beloved broadcasters, will return to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a record 65th season in 2014.

Scully said in a statement released Friday that he loves what the new ownership group has brought to the Dodgers and the energy that fans are creating this season.

He says that other than being home with his family, “there is no place else I’d rather be.”

Scully began his professional baseball broadcasting career in 1950 with the Brooklyn Dodgers, and he has called three perfect games, 25 no-hitters, 25 World Series and 12 All-Star games.

Dodgers chairman and owner Mark Walter said the team is overjoyed to have Scully back.

Associated Press

Orb looks for big showing

Horse racing: Orb is back after a two-month escape from New York, and trainer Shug McGaughey is hoping his Kentucky Derby star returns to his winning ways in the $1 million Travers Stakes today at Saratoga Race Course in New York.

After the Derby extended his win streak to five, Orb ran fourth in the Preakness and third in the Belmont. The 3-year-old colt was then vanned to Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., for rest and relaxation following the Triple Crown grind.

McGaughey is expecting a big effort even though Orb is the third choice at 4-1 behind the Todd Pletcher-trained duo of 2-1 favorite Verrazano and 5-2 Palace Malice.

Associated Press

GU’s Ludwigs, Hamer honored

Soccer: Gonzaga University senior midfielder Nick Hamer and junior midfielder Lars Ludwigs have been named to the All-West Coast Conference preseason men’s soccer team announced Friday.

Hamer, from Spokane’s Mead High, was a first-team selection last fall after earning second-team honors in 2011.

Ludwigs was a second-team pick last season in his first year with the Bulldogs. He is a native of Woellstein, Germany.

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