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  • Horse of the Year finalists named

    Horse of the Year finalists named
    California Chrome, who fell short in his bid to become thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, is one of three finalists for Horse of the Year honors to be awarded at the 44th Annual Eclipse Awards. The dinner and ceremony will be...
  • Don Tollefson opens fraud defense

    Taking the stand at his fraud trial Monday, Don Tollefson offered his most detailed explanation to date for why he failed to deliver sports-related travel packages he sold in the name of charity. The former Philadelphia sportscaster, who is...
  • California Chrome vies for Horse of Year at Eclipse Awards

    California Chrome vies for Horse of Year at Eclipse Awards
    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, along with Bayern and Main Sequence, are finalists for Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards. California Chrome, Bayern and Shared Belief are finalists for 3-year-old champion male honors. The...
  • 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...
  • Pletcher, Castellano, Ramseys repeat as top earners

    For the second straight year, trainer Todd Pletcher, jockey Javier Castellano and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey wrapped up 2014 as North America's top money earners. Leading all North American thoroughbreds in 2014 was Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern,...
  • Baltimore predictions that will totally (OK, maybe) happen in 2015

    Ah, the new year — better known as the time when all those cliche stories appear in print and online. You know: New Year's resolutions, making sure the 2015 you isn't as depressing as the 2014 you ... the AWESOME things you MUST experience in the...
  • Mawthooq early fave for Mucho Macho Man Stakes

    Happy birthday, juveniles! On Saturday, Gulfstream Park will mark the recent birthday of this year's crop of 3-year-olds by reserving five lucrative stakes races for members of the new sophomore class. Regardless of foal date, all race horses age one...
  • From Jameis to Johnny to Jeter, it was a year to remember and forget

    From Jameis to Johnny to Jeter, it was a year to remember and forget
    This is a nostalgic look back at the sports year. Before we get going, a note to fans of Danica Patrick, Kim Jong Un and Will Muschamp's gameplans. Except for the stuff about Jameis Winston being a North Korean spy, this is largely satirical. So as...
  • 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....
  • Santa Anita opening day is trainer Ron Ellis' kind of holiday

    Since he was 15 years old, trainer Ron Ellis said he has always known where he'd be spending the day after Christmas — opening day at Santa Anita. "It's been an X on the calendar," the 54-year-old said. In 1980, before a crowd of 66,599, Ellis...