| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:26 AM
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....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:16 AM
The University of Kentucky basketball team is so loaded with talent that its coach, John Calipari, says he doesn't have substitutes — he has reinforcements.
Trainer Todd Pletcher's barn is racing's version of that.
Pletcher was considering...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:21 PM
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....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SACRAMENTO Strolling through the park-like 2-acre grounds of the gorgeous Carmichael home, a visitor walked past rose gardens, magnolia trees, towering elms, tall wisteria, recently pruned hydrangeas, leafy vines climbing up trellises and covering a...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:59 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 7:19 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:38 AM
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,...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Gulfstream Park West will host the first Super Saturday of racing since the Miami Gardens track went by the name of Calder with this weekend's Sunshine Millions Preview.
Saturday's 10-race card is filled with seven stakes races for registered Florida-...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:26 PM
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...