FERRARI president Luca di Montezemolo has reflected on a season of “great regret” but one which has left him hailing Fernando Alonso as a combination of Niki Lauda and Michael Schumacher.
Ferrari finished runners-up in the drivers’ and constructors’ championships behind Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull as both clinched their third successive titles.
Alonso finished just three points adrift of Vettel, two years after finishing four shy of the 25-year-old German.

LAS VEGAS, March 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dr. David Drake of St. Francis Animal Hospital provides option of pet surgery services for dogs and cats of all ages, including seniors for area pets.
Older pets that suffer from arthritis may benefit from the senior pet surgical services.
While operating on a senior pet is more challenging than a younger animal, the veterinary care team at St. Francis Animal Hospital says that despite these challenges, the majority of operations produce a favorable outcome.

March 17–LAS VEGAS — The University Prep softball team finished 4-0 at the Spring Slam after a pair of wins Saturday.
The Jaguars beat Lake Mead Academy 6-4, then shut out Indian Springs 5-0.
Summer Cerna went 2-for-3 with three runs and two stolen bases in the first game, then was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs against Indian Springs, which is the two-time defending Division 1A state champion in Nevada.

LAS VEGAS, March 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Cat Hospital in Las Vegas, NV is educating pet owners about how they can help their cats live longer, healthier lives.
A semi-annual wellness exam is the best way to monitor feline health and reduce the risk for long-term health problems.
Proactive senior cat care is essential to helping cats live longer, healthier lives, says veterinarian Dr. Trish Auge.

March 17–LAS VEGAS — Four ceremonial first pitches were thrown Saturday at Cashman Field before the Chicago Cubs beat the Texas Rangers 5-1, and a local boy caught all four.
Joey Gallo isn’t as big a star as Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan or comedian George Wallace, but the prized prospect from Las Vegas was in the spotlight during the opening game of Big League Weekend.
Gallo, who the Rangers selected with the 39th overall pick last year, was later thrown out at home to end the inning, but there was nothing he would trade from his first day in his hometown wearing a big-league uniform.

MARYSVILLE, California — A teenage race car driver taking warm-up laps at a California raceway careened off the track and into pit row, killing a 14-year-old boy and 68-year-old man, officials said.
Six or seven cars were on the track Saturday night when the out-of-control car ran into the two victims, who were standing side-by-side, Yuba County Sheriff’s Capt. Ron Johnson said.
“There must have been a mechanical problem,” said Blakesley, the track announcer at Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway.

MELBOURNE, Australia — With Fernando Alonso claiming second place at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday and fourth-placed Felipe Massa declaring himself back to his best, Ferrari had reason to celebrate its best start to a Formula One season in several years.
The Ferrari drivers outraced the qualifying pacesetters Red Bull to show they will be hard to beat for the 2013 championship.
“I am extremely happy,” Alonso said.

MARYSVILLE, California — A speeding race car ran off a track and into pit row during warm-up laps at a California raceway Saturday night, killing a 14-year-old boy and a 68-year-old man, officials said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene at Marysville Raceway Park some 40 miles north of Sacramento, and the boy was declared dead either at the hospital or in an ambulance, Yuba County Sheriff’s Capt. Ron Johnson told the Marysville Appeal-Democrat newspaper.
The two were part of a crew and had a right to be in the pit area, but said no more about their roles, Johnson said.

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