| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic isn't until Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, but the debate has already begun over who's the better 3-year-old: California Chrome or Shared Belief.
If all goes as expected, the two thoroughbred stars will meet at the Arcadia...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The racehorse that this spring caught the nation's fancy but lost the Triple Crown may be running next month at the Parx Casino and Racing facility in Bucks County.
California Chrome, a Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who lost at the Belmont Stakes,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Bob Clancy's selections for four stakes races Saturday at Saratoga Race Course:
Ballston Spa (Grade 2)
Post time: 3:59 p.m.; Distance: 1 1/16 miles (inner turf); Purse: $250,000
CENTRE COURT (5-1) has been training very well since a sluggish...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:55 PM
When hiring a football coach, most athletic directors will pick the best man available and take the schemes and formations he brings. Charged with hiring a new head coach among his first duties in 1997, Lafayette High AD Dan Barner did the reverse....
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has ridden the top handicap horse Game On Dude in his last six races, but on Sunday for the $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Smith has called an audible.
"It was a very hard decision," he said. "Game On Dude has been...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
On a picturesque, weather-perfect Sunday afternoon at Del Mar, with a crowd of 28,290 roaring its approval, unbeaten Shared Belief proved he might be horse racing's next big star, accelerating when jockey Mike Smith asked on the final turn and pulling...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:42 PM
This week, a horse will arrive from California and briefly turn a track on Street Road in Bensalem, Pa., into the epicenter of North American thoroughbred racing.
For at least a couple of minutes on Saturday, the sport will turn its eyes to Parx Racing....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"Billy on the Street" became "Billy on the Late Show" Thursday night when Billy Eichner brought his famous high-energy, crazy quiz games to Letterman's desk.
Famous for ambushing New Yorkers on the street with surreal quizzes, Eichner played "Celebrity...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:41 PM
"I would rather spend the weekend in jail than watch that game again." — former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, on his WSCR 670-AM postgame show last week.
Patrick Mannelly knew he was in for a Monday unlike any he had experienced. For 16 seasons...
| Apr 13, 2014
Just about two weeks ago, this newspaper and WGN Radio quietly celebrated 90 years together. But in a few months, they will be calling it quits.
The Tribune Co.'s broadcast and publishing divisions are going their separate ways, ending a media...
| May 18, 2014
Hopefully the current dispute between licensed cabbies and UberX drivers over the right to pick up passengers at O'Hare and Midway will remain a battle of emails, because Chicago's earlier cab wars inevitably escalated to exchanges of bullets and bombs....