Pletcher mapping out plans for Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty
Trainer Todd Pletcher said Monday that the Grade II, 1-mile Kelso at Belmont Park on Oct. 1, and the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx on Sept. 24 are among the options for King's Bishop runner-up Uncle Mo. Pletcher also said Travers winner Stay Thirsty would most likely head to the Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup, also at Belmont on Oct. 1.
"The most likely scenario for Stay Thirsty is the Jockey Club Gold Cup," Pletcher said. "I suppose there's some wiggle room there; the Pennsylvania Derby is a week sooner against straight 3-year-olds.
"The Pennsylvania Derby is an option for Uncle Mo," he added. "I suppose if we felt like he needed another week, a race like the Kelso could be in the mix. The Breeders' Cup Classic is 1¼ miles and we still have aspirations to making that race with Uncle Mo. Between now and then, if we need to stretch him out and want to go 1¼ miles, I don't know if the Kelso at a mile would be long enough for us to get there. So we'll have to play it by ear."
See You At Peelers' streak ends at 22
For the first time in her career, 3-year-old filly See You At Peelers was not in the winner's circle. The harness racing star's 22-race winning streak ended with a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Nadia Lobell Stakes at The Meadows in Washington, Pa. See You At Peelers went off as the heavy 2-5 favorite and jumped to the lead from the ninth post but couldn't hold on, fading in the final yards as Idyllic roared to victory by 3¼ lengths over Myluvmylife. Swinging Beauty was third in the 1-mile race for 3-year-old filly pacers.
Riggs men's soccer player of the week
After scoring three goals in the first two games of the season, Kentucky men's soccer sophomore Tyler Riggs was named Conference USA's offensive player of the week. The St. Xavier graduate came off the bench to score game-winning goals against Dayton and No. 9 Michigan. The Wildcats (2-0-0) next play Wright State at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the UK Soccer Complex.
Women's soccer: Kentucky's Arin Gilliland was named the SEC's freshman of the week. The 5-foot-8 defender who starred at West Jessamine scored her first collegiate goal in Kentucky's 2-1 win over Eastern Kentucky last week. The Wildcats' next match is against Central Michigan at 5 p.m. Friday in the Courtyard by Marriott Airport Cardinal Classic at Louisville.
Volleyball: Kentucky, coming off a 3-2 victory over No. 23 Tulsa, will face Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Memorial Coliseum.
LSU's Jefferson to seek reinstatement
Jordan Jefferson's lawyer said he will ask LSU and Coach Les Miles on Tuesday to consider lifting the quarterback's indefinite suspension while the legal process plays out in the case of a recent bar brawl allegedly involving numerous LSU players. Defense attorney Lewis Unglesby said he does not want to tell Miles how to discipline players, only to make the case that the arrest warrant police obtained for Jefferson is without merit and by itself should not be allowed to ruin his senior season.
"Jordan doesn't deserve any special treatment from the legal system because he's LSU's quarterback," Unglesby said. "But he also doesn't deserve any bad treatment because he's LSU quarterback, and I think that's what's happened."
Crittenton arrested in California
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said former NBA player Javaris Crittenton was arrested in Santa Ana, Calif., on a murder charge in a deadly Atlanta shooting. Eimiller said was taken into custody at about 8 p.m. Monday at John Wayne Airport after checking in for a Delta Air Lines flight to Atlanta. A lawyer for Crittenton said the player had planned to surrender to police Tuesday once he returned to Atlanta.
■ Denver Nuggets restricted free agent Wilson Chandler will play in China this season and won't be able to opt out of his deal and return to the NBA if there is a 2011-12 season. Chandler's agent, Chris Luchey, said his client will play for Zhejiang Guangsha of the Chinese Basketball Association. In China, the 24-year-old Chandler will play for former NBA coach Jim Cleamons.
Woods to play Fall Series for first time
Tiger Woods will play the Frys.com Open in California the first week of October, his first time competing in the PGA Tour's Fall Series as he tries to get his game ready for the Presidents Cup. The Frys.com Open is Oct. 6-9 at CordeValle Golf Club, about 45 minutes south of his alma mater at Stanford.
The Frys.com Open, in only its fifth year, was one of the more exciting tournaments of the Fall Series last year. Rocco Mediate holed out for eagle in each of the four rounds, including the 17th hole in the final round, for a one-shot win. It also offers a $5 million purse, the richest among events after the FedEx Cup is over.
The last word
Detroit Lions defensive end Ndamukong Suh has had to answer questions this week about his style of play. Suh hasn't been asked by the one person who concerns him:
"I'll consider myself a dirty player when my mom calls me a dirty player."