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  • Maine harness track sued by Massachusetts track for $180,000

    The Scarborough Downs harness racing track has been sued by the Suffolk Downs horse track in Massachusetts for allegedly failing to pay nearly $180,000 in simulcast bets placed at the Maine track. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/1EPw5z9 )...
  • Joe Biden plays a home game at firefighters conference

    WASHINGTON Decades ago, a young Democrat running for the Senate said that in Delaware, there are really three political parties: "Democrats, Republicans and firefighters." And Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., has been a favorite of career and...
  • Don't watch presidential polling _ Americans aren't tuned in

    Wondering who's up and who's down in the 2016 presidential race? Go for a run, tend the garden, clean the closet, remove the lint from the dryer, and then do it all over again because it's going to be a long time before the polls will tell us much...
  • Chris Agrella, Chicago newspaperman, dead at 93

    Chris Agrella was a longtime reporter and editor for three Chicago newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, and was best known among his colleagues for his skillful work as a rewrite man, crafting copy phoned in by colleagues out in the field while on...
  • Pimlico spring schedule has 21 stakes, two new bonuses

    Pimlico spring schedule has 21 stakes, two new bonuses
    Pimlico Race Course announced Wednesday a spring schedule featuring 21 stakes races, including eight graded on Preakness Weekend May 15-16, and two bonuses for owners and trainers. The 140th Preakness, the $1.5 million middle jewel of thoroughbred racing'...
  • Misconnect wins $250,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park

    Misconnect wins $250,000 General George Handicap at Laurel Park
    Laurel Park Misconnect wins $250,000 General George Handicap Racing for the first time in Maryland, Misconnect made a dramatic surge in the final 50 yards to catch Cutty Shark at the wire and win the $250,000 General George Handicap by a neck Monday...
  • Forget horse racing; now you can bet on a shark

    Forget horse racing; now you can bet on a shark
    There's horse, dog and car racing. But shark racing? Yep. The Guy Harvey Great Shark Race will be launched from two Caribbean sites in April. It will be a long-distance competition, with the shark that swims the most miles winning a tournament. What's...
  • Lady Sabelia wins Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park

    Lady Sabelia wins Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park
    Lady Sabelia demonstrated an affinity for Laurel Park's racing surface again Saturday, speeding to her fourth straight victory over the main track to run away with the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Grade 2), a 7-furlong event for fillies and mares....
  • APSE honors Sun for O's section, reporting

    APSE honors Sun for O's section, reporting
    The Baltimore Sun has been recognized in the 2014 Associated Press Sports Editors contest for a Top 10 special section (Orioles season preview/60th anniversary), beat writing (Childs Walker) and breaking news (Justin Fenton). Walker was honored for his...
  • Shared Belief heads field for Santa Anita Handicap

    Shared Belief heads field for Santa Anita Handicap
    All eyes will be on Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith and Shared Belief on Saturday when they team up for what could be a historic day in the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap. Never before in the 78-year history of the track has a jockey won the prestigious...
  • Phelps tunes up with fast times in Texas exhibition

    Phelps tunes up with fast times in Texas exhibition
    With a month to go until his six-month suspension for a second drunken driving arrest ends, Michael Phelps of Baltimore is getting in some racing, even if it's just an exhibition. Phelps swam the 100-yard butterfly in 44.91 seconds Friday before the...