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  • Santa Anita barkeep recalls when sport of kings drew Hollywood greats

    Santa Anita barkeep recalls when sport of kings drew Hollywood greats
    Nostalgia ain't what it used to be. Just ask Santa Anita barkeep Frank Panza, a link to the days when horse racing was about the only game in town, before the Dodgers came along, then the Lakers, then the edge-of-nowhere casinos the youngsters seem to...
  • Hiring Trestman to replace Kubiak puts Ravens back on track

    Hiring Trestman to replace Kubiak puts Ravens back on track
    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'...
  • Magic's Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton hope to brighten lottery letdown

    Magic's Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton hope to brighten lottery letdown
    Aaron Gordon doesn't consider himself a consolation prize, even if Magic fans and the rest of the basketball world might. It's not fair to Aaron, of course, that he's considered as the fourth horse in a three-horse race. The Magic wound up with Gordon...
  • John Velazquez returns to the Breeders' Cup after bad spill

    It would be understandable were John Velazquez less than giddy about his trip from New York for this weekend's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. He is a Hall of Fame jockey. About a year ago, he passed Pat Day in career winnings, topping Day's $297-...
  • For 51-year-old Gary Stevens' next mount, he plans a winning sermon

    For 51-year-old Gary Stevens' next mount, he plans a winning sermon
    Gary Stevens isn't a jockey. He's a miracle man. If somebody names a horse Lourdes, Stevens has to be the rider. One day, he will be racing behind a wall of horses and, instead of maneuvering around, he will just wave his hand and they will part like...
  • Don't forget about California Chrome in Breeders' Cup Classic

     Don't forget about California Chrome in Breeders' Cup Classic
    The scenarios for success in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic, a $5-million race at Santa Anita that will create legacies and define history, are as complicated as a Rubik's Cube. Fourteen horses will start. Thirteen will lose. Millions will be wagered....
  • Sun-Times needs more sunshine on recent troubling story

     Sun-Times needs more sunshine on recent troubling story
    I was hesitant to write about recent developments at the Sun-Times — the biggest story in my little world last week — until seemingly hundreds of readers insisted I do so. "Who's gonna tell me what to think about all that craziness?" they...
  • Things go bump in right for Bayern in Breeders' Cup Classic

    In a Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Saturday that was more pinball machine than horse race, at least six significant things happened. •Bayern won, giving his owner, Kaleem Shah, 60% of the richest thoroughbred purse of the year, $5...
  • Chicago History Museum: Telling the essential stories of our American city

    Chicago History Museum: Telling the essential stories of our American city
    On weekends, the Chicago History Museum is not stuffed to bursting with newcomers to the city, but it ought to be. One of the highest best uses of the information-rich institution at the south end of Lincoln Park is its ability to ground people in the...
  • By Bailing Out Just Before Election, Visconti Damaged Third-Party Movement

    By Bailing Out Just Before Election, Visconti Damaged Third-Party Movement
    We've looked at what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley did to shape the voting landscape beyond last week's election. The third man on the ballot, petitioning candidate Joe Visconti, also played a role that will far outlast his...
  • Jerry Blumenthal left lasting memories on screen and in person

    Jerry Blumenthal left lasting memories on screen and in person
    One of the final films in the long and passionate career of moviemaker Jerry Blumenthal was 2010's "Prisoner of Her Past." It has aired more than 500 times on television stations in more than 140 markets, has toured the world and continues to play in...