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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jockey Alex Solis clinches 5,000 wins and keeps riding full-out

    Jockey Alex Solis clinches 5,000 wins and keeps riding full-out
    All too many people spend their New Year's Day with a headache and a hangover. Alex Solis spent his collecting a horse racing milestone. Not many people outside of racing aficionados paid much attention to Solis' return to the elite Southern...
  • 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...
  • Breeders' Cup Day 2: Bayern wins Classic in close, controversial race

    Breeders' Cup Day 2: Bayern wins Classic in close, controversial race
    At the start of Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, 3-year-old Bayern broke from the No. 7 hole and headed left instead of straight, slamming into favored Shared Belief but never stopped running and held on for a nose victory over Toast Of New...
  • Santa Anita opening day is trainer Ron Ellis' kind of holiday

    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...
  • Pletcher has budding star set for Hal's Hope

    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...
  • 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....