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  • Sportscaster Don Tollefson withdraws guilty plea after 'much prayer'

    After "much prayer and reflection," Don Tollefson now says he's innocent. The longtime Philadelphia TV sportscaster on Monday withdrew his guilty plea on charges he stole more than $300,000 from people through various sports-related charity schemes....
  • Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

    Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication
    Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers reported Monday....
  • 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...
  • Hoedown event helps horse therapy program

    Hoedown event helps horse therapy program
    The annual Horseshoe Hoedown was a big success, raising $95,000 for Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida. The event, staged at the Vegso Family Arena in Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, drew more than 300 people and featured a country music band,...
  • A win at Hollywood Derby can make California Chrome horse of the year

    A win at Hollywood Derby can make California Chrome horse of the year
    There are just six horses entered Saturday in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, but the presence of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome means the horse racing world will be watching closely. Trainer Art Sherman is...
  • Cary Street likes long, grinding road

    Cary Street likes long, grinding road
    A 91/4-length victory in the 13/4-mile Las Vegas Marathon at Santa Anita on the first day of last month's Breeders' Cup races suggests Cary Street isn't going to have an energy crisis when he hits the homestretch in Saturday's 11/4-mile Hawthorne Gold...
  • Del Mar racing in late fall? California Chrome makes it even better

    Del Mar racing in late fall? California Chrome makes it even better
    California Chrome made it a rare November to remember in horse racing Saturday. It takes a real star to do that. Running on a surface on which he had never raced before, at a made-for-summer seaside track that never before ran a race this late in the...
  • California Chrome and unbeaten Shared Belief to race at Breeders' Cup

    California Chrome and unbeaten Shared Belief to race at Breeders' Cup
    For the third straight year, Santa Anita will be home base for horse racing's annual cash call, also known as the Breeders' Cup. This year's event, Friday and Saturday, will distribute $24.5 million over 13 races, four on Friday and nine on Saturday. It...
  • 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. Stevens is going to ride in this weekend's Breeders' Cup. Yes, you read that right. This is the man who came back in 2013 after 7 1/2 years...
  • Favorites in main Breeders' Cup races draw favorable post positions

    Favorites in main Breeders' Cup races draw favorable post positions
    The morning line favorites in the two main races, Friday's $2-million Distaff and Saturday's $5-million Classic, appeared to draw favorable post positions Monday at Santa Anita, site of the third consecutive Breeders' Cup. Trainer Steve Asmussen's...