Stories by Beth Harris

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014

History might work against Los Angeles in bid for Olympics

Whether the city's long past with the Olympics will help or hurt is an issue the U.S. Olympic Committee must reconcile when it decides whether to give Los Angeles a shot at playing host to its ...
By Beth Harris

Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Napravnik guides Untapable to Distaff win

Untapable polished off an impressive year with a 1 1/4-length victory Friday in the Breeders' Cup Distaff, with a pregnant Rosie Napravnik becoming the first female jockey to win the $2 million ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Shared Belief favorite for Breeders Cup Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. - Shared Belief was made the early 9-5 favorite in a field of 14 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, a race of seven 3-year-olds taking on older foes.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

California Chrome, undefeated Shared Belief to meet in Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and undefeated Shared Belief will face off in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic next week, with Belmont Stakes winner ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Wise Dan to miss Breeders' Cup with leg injury

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan won't run in the upcoming Breeders' Cup because of an ankle injury.
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Ex-teacher, professional Vic Braden dies

LOS ANGELES - Vic Braden, a tennis player in the late 1940s and early '50s who became one of the nation's top tennis teaching professionals, died from complications of congestive heart failure. He ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

USA Swimming suspends Michael Phelps for 6 months

USA Swimming suspended Michael Phelps for six months, forced him to withdraw from next year's world championships and took away his funding.
By Beth Harris

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

Cardinals rally past Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los ...
By Beth Harris

Trainer O'Neill banned from Breeders' Cup

LOS ANGELES - The Breeders' Cup banned trainer Doug O'Neill on Friday from entering horses in this year's world championships after he was suspended and fined by New York racing officials.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Kershaw out to avenge playoff loss

LOS ANGELES - The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs, Clayton Kershaw had a terrible outing and the Dodgers were bounced out of the postseason.
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

Clippers sale to former Microsoft CEO goes through

LOS ANGELES - Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday for a record $2 billion.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Ledecky sets world record in 400-meter freestyle

IRVINE, Calif. - Katie Ledecky broke the world record in the 400-meter freestyle Saturday night, becoming the first woman since Janet Evans to hold world marks in the 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyles ...
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

Swimmer Missy Franklin hasn't lost any passion for her sport

IRVINE, Calif. - Missy Franklin was as successful in the classroom during her first year of college as the four-time Olympic gold medalist is in the pool.
By Beth Harris

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Dodgers sweep Braves as Kershaw outduels Teheran

LOS ANGELES - Julio Teheran battled Clayton Kershaw until the end only to come up a hard-luck loser, sending the Atlanta Braves out with three consecutive losses.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kemp's blasts lift Dodgers past Braves

Matt Kemp hit a pair of two-run homers, Yasiel Puig had four hits with two runs scored and the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 8-4 on Tuesday night.
By Beth Harris

Announcer will return for 66th season

LOS ANGELES - Vin Scully, the 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer, will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015.
By Beth Harris

Sunday, June 8, 2014

California Chrome's owner still angry over Triple Crown

Steve Coburn, who co-owns California Chome, was irked Belmont winner Tonalist didn't run in either of the first two legs of the Triple Crown. After the race, he complained others took "the ...
By Beth Harris

Saturday, June 7, 2014

California Chrome denied Triple Crown

NEW YORK - California Chrome was denied the Triple Crown on Saturday at Belmont Park, tying for fourth in the Belmont Stakes. Tonalist won the final leg.
By Beth Harris

Friday, June 6, 2014

California Chrome out to end Crown drought in 'Test of the Champion'

NEW YORK - California Chrome is 1½ miles away from ending the longest drought in racing history - 36 years without a Triple Crown winner.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, June 5, 2014

California Chrome needs a clean break from the gate

California Chrome appears to have rebounded well after two hard races in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, with the most exhausting still to come at the Belmont on Saturday.
By Beth Harris

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