| May 3, 2014
| 3:50 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky.—All winter and spring, California Chrome kept getting better, even as his top 3-year-old rivals succumbed to injuries or delivered stagnant performances.
The Kentucky Derby is known for confounding expectations with its packed...
| May 3, 2014
| 12:32 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The meaning behind the names of the 19 horses running in the 140th Kentucky Derby in post position order. The No. 1 stall in the starting gate will be empty after Hoppertunity was scratched:
2. VICAR'S IN TROUBLE: Sire is Into...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:20 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold.
He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race.
| May 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a development as sadly inevitable as the UCSB mass murder itself, the finger-pointing over who is to blame for the tragedy took a very misguided turn Sunday.
Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post wrote an op-ed criticizing those in the entertainment...
| May 30, 2014
BOSTON — A cab driver from Kyrgyzstan who was friends with the Tsarnaev brothers has been indicted in connection with destroying evidence from his computer and lying to the FBI about his relationship with the men authorities say were behind the...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The values of the event are simple: Mud is honorable; the more mud, the more honor.
Living up to those values is a challenge.
Two weekends each year, thousands of civilians flock to this sprawling base for a chance to get muddy and exhausted in the...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder, Jr. on Monday announced the creation of a task force within the Justice Department to combat an “escalating danger” from “homegrown” terrorists within the United States.
The Justice Department, in a...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:10 AM
Three friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be tried separately, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, while rejecting a defense bid to move the proceedings out of Massachusetts.
U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock in Boston...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The moving finger writes, the little ball goes round and round, the carousel goes up and down, les jeux sont faits, and another transition in the ordinarily static world of late-night talk show television is announced.
No one has to ask for whom that...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 9:13 AM
Maria Schreiber decided to run in the 2014 Boston Marathon just a few hours after hearing the explosions near the finish line of last year's race and watching gray smoke fill the streets.
After calling her husband and texting her father — "bomb...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 10:20 AM
On April 15, 2013, four south suburban runners, friends and training partners, started running toward Boylston Street, the finish line of the Boston Marathon. They stopped just half a mile short of their goal, after two bombings near the finish line...