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Shug McGaughey, the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner Orb, attributes his calm demeanor since that race to maturity. Had he made it to the Preakness with a Triple Crown chance at a younger age, the 64-year-old insists, the scene would have been...
READER SUBMITTED: East Haven High School Students Take Home Top Award For Film At Student Film FestivalEast HavenConnor Brown and Caroline Wajdowicz, sophomores at East Haven High School, accepted the Outstanding Documentary Short award for their team's film, "From Silk to Sutures," at the Fifth Annual Connecticut Student Film Festival, hosted by The Center for 21st...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Baltimore lawyer Frank Morgan helped swimmer Michael Phelps, then 16 years old, select Peter Carlisle as his agent. Phelps was years away from stardom, but Carlisle aggressively marketed his client, hoping to eventually elevate him...
Todd Pletcher's 38-1 long shot Princess of Sylmar won the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, giving the trainer a chance to become the first since Ben Jones in 1952 to win the top race for 3-year-old fillies and the Kentucky Derby in the same year. Pletcher, who...
Drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper and saxophonists Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Heath and Rudresh Mahanthappa will headline the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 29...
Oh me, oh my. Finally, the payoff. And I'm not even talking about Chris Paul's exhilarating, awesome, magical, 93-91 game-winner. I begin with Lamar Odom, who is my favorite athlete, and apparently Blake Griffin's as well. Griffin has come running off...
The Clippers were in Memphis on Saturday night. Restricted now to a chicken diet, as soon as I read the headline: “Memphis man, son don't like chicken order, pull AK-47,” I remained in Placentia to watch the Clippers on TV. “I haven't...
I worry Charles Barkley might have the Clippers pegged correctly as "fool's gold." Good to know, though, Barkley has already pronounced the Lakers goners, and here they were Wednesday night pulling a Lazarus while Utah was digging a hole for itself....
What do you want from your library? The L.A. Public Library wants to know. In a brief -- very brief -- online survey, the library asks for your thoughts about the library and its future. The survey is available in English and Spanish. The Los...
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When I was a little kid, the Newport News-Hampton football game each Thanksgiving was among the biggest sports event on the Peninsula every year. I attended three of those games and, I'm sure I speak for many, it felt like you were attending the Super...
Tags: Sports, Shipbuilding, Basketball, Canadian Football, Football
The 28 years of horse racing's traveling carnival, also known as the Breeders' Cup, have been a tale of more than two cities; 10, actually, if you count Los Angeles and New York twice each for their separate participating tracks. The history of this...
– Now, he's the burgeoning star with a sly smile on his face and steady answer to every question, even as the weight of racing history should be pressing upon him. But when Glen Todd first met Mario Gutierrez six years ago, the owner and jockey...
Tags: Mexico, Canada, Mexico City, Equestrian, Preakness Stakes
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