| Feb 12, 2015
| 1:44 PM
Suppose you had to design a test to identify a good horse. How would you do it? What would you measure?
This is an easy task, to a point. If you want to design a test for a good racehorse, you measure how fast the horse runs. If you want to design a...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:00 PM
The sadness comes to Luis Saez mostly at night. When he mounts his horses in the day, he feels inspired wearing his brother's necklace. When he sits in the starting gate, he feels his brother in the saddle with him.
But at night, in his sleep, when...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 7:09 PM
If horse racing is to creep back into the national psyche of sports fans, it will need days like Saturday at Santa Anita.
The 21,522 who showed up didn't just get the Shared Belief-California Chrome heavyweight title fight. They got a look at a horse...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:07 PM
All too many people spend their New Year's Day with a headache and a hangover. Alex Solis spent his collecting a horse racing milestone.
Not many people outside of racing aficionados paid much attention to Solis' return to the elite Southern...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Three films considered surefire Oscar nominees — "The Lego Movie," "Life Itself" and "Force Majeure" — didn't find favor with the academy in, respectively, the animation, documentary and foreign-language categories. How do those races shake...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:57 PM
One day after losing one of the NFL's best offensive coordinators in Gary Kubiak, the Ravens replaced him with another top one, Marc Trestman, former head coach of the Chicago Bears.
Is Trestman another Kubiak? Maybe not — few are. But there aren'...
| Jan 11, 2015
The Bowl Championship Series, may it RIP, staged a national title game in an exclusive television window for 16 years. But Monday's inaugural College Football Playoff final between Oregon and Ohio State feels oh-so-different.
Not because the Big Ten and...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 7:50 PM
Perhaps you're in the market for a new pistol, rifle or shotgun. Maybe you're craving some slow-smoked beef brisket, pulled pork or chicken wings. Either way, you'll find both types of goods at Emmaus' new Defcon 1 Armory & The Chow Hall BBQ Pit.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:35 PM
It was either the night before the game against Miami or the morning of when rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley asked Ravens head coach John Harbaugh a seemingly innocent question.
"What week is this?" Harbaugh said Mosley asked.
"What week is this?...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:01 PM
"Prediction is difficult, especially about the future,” Yogi Berra once said. Wait — let me correct that. It wasn't Yogi Berra; it was Niels Bohr. Or maybe Mark Twain.
It's correction time. For columnists, the end of the year is a time to...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:33 PM
This is a nostalgic look back at the sports year. Before we get going, a note to fans of Danica Patrick, Kim Jong Un and Will Muschamp's gameplans.
Except for the stuff about Jameis Winston being a North Korean spy, this is largely satirical. So as...