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  • Upstart dominates Gulfstream's Holy Bull Stakes

    Upstart dominates Gulfstream's Holy Bull Stakes
    HALLANDALE — Upstart might not be the leading Kentucky Derby candidate in the East but after Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, some other 3-year-old will have to do something extraordinary to knock him off that perch. Prominent from the...
  • Mischief Clem pulls upset in California Cup Derby at Santa Anita

    Mischief Clem pulls upset in California Cup Derby at Santa Anita
    Hold off the Kentucky Derby fever for Acceptance, a 3-year-old colt who had won all three of his races by impressive margins before Saturday's $250,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita. Acceptance was sent off as the 1-2 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile...
  • Gulfstream opens its road to the Derby

    The Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday offers a $400,000 purse. The Hutcheson Stakes is worth $150,000. Bluegrass Singer, winner of the Mucho Macho Man three weeks ago, is entered in both stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds and would be a top...
  • On The Fly: Note To NFL: Please Rule On Deflategate

    On The Fly: Note To NFL: Please Rule On Deflategate
    OK, we are not going to talk about deflated footballs here. That's just silly. Yes, it's a rule. Yes, Coach Hoodie has cheated in the past. Yes, yes, yes. The NFL needs to issue a ruling — suspend somebody, fine them, do something, please —...
  • Bianchi: Stanley Cup has been in war zones and strip clubs, celebrated with, urinated in

    Bianchi: Stanley Cup has been in war zones and strip clubs, celebrated with, urinated in
    The Keeper of the Cup would not budge. Despite the begging, he would not waver. Despite the pleading, he stood steadfast. Despite blatant bribery, he would not allow me to complete a bucket-list item for sports fans around the globe. I showed...
  • No horsing around: Eclipse picks not easy this year

    Elegant gowns and black ties will be the primary fashion choice Saturday night as Gulfstream Park hosts the 44th annual Eclipse Awards at its Sport of Kings Theater. The dinner and ceremony, considered the Academy Awards for thoroughbred racing, is...
  • Tony Verna, TV director who introduced instant replay, dies at 81

     Tony Verna, TV director who introduced instant replay, dies at 81
    It was the fourth quarter. Navy was beating Army, 21-7, on a grim early December day in Philadelphia. "You're going to do what?" announcer Lindsey Nelson asked between commercials of the college football game. What CBS director Tony Verna wanted to do...
  • Tony Verna, television producer and director who invented instant replay 51 years ago, dies

    Tony Verna, a television director and producer who invented instant replay for live sports games 51 years ago, has died. He was 81. Verna died Sunday at his Palm Desert home after battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, his daughter Tracy Soiseth said....
  • California Chrome wins Horse of Year, 3-year-old titles at Eclipse Awards

    California Chrome wins Horse of Year, 3-year-old titles at Eclipse Awards
    HALLANDALE — California Chrome, who came up short in his bid to sweep the Triple Crown, swept the two big prizes for which he was eligible at the annual Eclipse Award ceremonies Saturday night at Gulfstream. The winner of the Kentucky Derby,...
  • Sunshine 'Millions' back with more open format

    The Sunshine Millions is still trying to find its identity in its 13th renewal Saturday. It was originated in 2003 as a showdown of Florida-breds vs. California-breds. A point system was devised to establish supremacy. The Californians cried uncle...
  • For Bethlehem witnesses, Tollefson trial emotional

    For Bethlehem witnesses, Tollefson trial emotional
    DOYLESTOWN — To John Jaindl, Don Tollefson wasn't just a famous Philly sportscaster who came to his Bethlehem bar, Tally Ho Tavern, when the Eagles were at training camp at Lehigh University each summer. Tollefson was a friend. So, when...