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  • Chicago says goodbye to Hot Doug's

    Chicago says goodbye to Hot Doug's
    Friday, Oct. 3: That'll be the day the lines died. After 13 years serving more than 200 different sausages, including oddities like yak and rattlesnake, Doug Sohn will close Avondale's internationally famous encased meats emporium, his namesake Hot Doug's...
  • Ex-sportscaster Don Tollefson admits $317K theft

    Ex-sportscaster Don Tollefson admits $317K theft
    As Don Tollefson walked into a Bucks County courtroom to plead guilty Monday, family members of his most notable victim fumed in the courthouse hallway. "It takes a pretty low person to prey on a dead police officer's family," said Tom Fox, father of...
  • Jockey Victor Espinoza gets seven-day suspension for careless riding

    Jockey Victor Espinoza gets seven-day suspension for careless riding
    The riding tactics employed by jockey Victor Espinoza on Saturday during the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita resulted in the stewards announcing on Sunday a seven-day suspension. Espinoza was the jockey aboard Sky Kingdom, who drifted...
  • The making of 'Gone with the Wind'

    "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" was the famous come-on to the audience used by the great Al Jolson in the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer." And I, Liz, in 2014, still say this. But now I'm talking about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was...
  • Jerry Hollendorfer's patience pays with Shared Belief

    It starts every day, in the dark and quiet grimness of 3 a.m., for Jerry Hollendorfer. And it has been ending, at least recently, in loud and joyous celebrations, late on weekend afternoons, in front of big crowds, in the winner's circles of major horse...
  • Santa Anita to begin autumn meeting Friday with new dirt surface

    A 25-day autumn meeting at Santa Anita begins Friday, and there's great anticipation — and not only because the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Arcadia track. A new dirt surface known as El Segundo sand,...
  • For Del Mar, a troubled time of fallen horses

    Del Mar's summer of discontent began with a sadly fitting omen. On opening day, July 17, 11 horses left the starting gate for the one-mile feature, the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. It was the first day of the 75th season of thoroughbred racing at the...
  • Clancy's Call

    Bob Clancy's picks of the day for Saturday at Saratoga Race Course: Race 9 No. 2 KISS ME LOLA (4-1) has done her best racing on Saratoga's turf; might get an ideal setup with all the speed in this field. Race 10, Fourstardave Handicap No. 2 SEEK AGAIN...
  • American Pharoah wins Del Mar Futurity

    On the final day of the 36-day Del Mar summer meeting, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert won the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity for a record 12th time, unleashing his promising 2-year-old, American Pharoah, who romped to a 4 3/4-length victory under jockey...
  • Letters: Too much hype praise for Bruins?

    Letters: Too much hype praise for Bruins?
    Jim Mora and his coaching staff should chip in and buy a steak dinner at the best restaurant in Charlottesville for the Virginia starting quarterback, as he was the Bruins' primary scoring weapon last Saturday. I shudder to think what the outcome would...
  • Suspended Wes Welker: 'I wouldn't have any idea ... what a Molly is'

    Wes Welker says he doesn't know what a "Molly" is. He also claims to keep track of every substance that goes into his body. All of which leads the Denver Broncos star receiver to suspect that someone might have slipped something in his drink at the...