Stories by Beth Harris

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Cubs' Arrieta continues to climb

LOS ANGELES - Jake Arrieta had been building toward this moment. He'd come achingly close to holding opponents hitless three times last year in a breakout season with the Chicago Cubs. 
By Beth Harris

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Cubs' Arrieta tosses no-hitter

LOS ANGELES - Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Dodgers announcer will end run in 2016

LOS ANGELES - Vin Scully said Saturday that 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Ledecky crowns herself czarina at Russian swim worlds

KAZAN, Russia - Katie Ledecky is ready to enjoy a week off. She's certainly earned it.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Ledecky sets record in 800 freestyle to earn fifth gold at worlds

KAZAN, Russia - There's no stopping Katie Ledecky. The 18-year-old American virtually raced herself at the world swimming championships, and she was unbeatable.
By Beth Harris

American teen Ledecky wins 5th gold with world-record swim

There's no stopping Katie Ledecky. The 18-year-old American virtually raced herself at the world swimming championships, and she was unbeatable.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Ledecky shows skills in shorter race

KAZAN, Russia - Katie Ledecky is seemingly unbeatable in the distance races. Turns out she's awfully good going shorter, too.
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Aussies are strong in 100-meter backstroke

KAZAN, Russia - Australia dominated the 100-meter backstroke events at the world swimming championships Tuesday, winning the men's title and going 1-2 in the women's final.
By Beth Harris

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Women set three more records

KAZAN, Russia - The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships.
By Beth Harris

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Katie Ledecky kicks off run at worlds with a win

KAZAN, Russia - Katie Ledecky stood on the podium, a gold medal slung around her neck. After leaving rivals in her wake in the pool, she was alone smiling on the top spot while the other medalists ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, July 27, 2015

California surfer wins 10K open water world title at Kazan

KAZAN, Russia - After biding his time, Jordan Wilimovsky made a clean break from the collection of thrashing arms and legs. He surged into the lead and was on his way to Rio de Janeiro.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Haskell or Jim Dandy likely next for American Pharoah

ARCADIA, Calif. - Bob Baffert's phone is ringing with calls from racetracks eager to have the trainer bring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah to their places.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, June 6, 2015

American Pharoah wins Triple Crown

NEW YORK - American Pharoah led from start to finish to win the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday, becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Added distance is American Pharoah's biggest challenge

NEW YORK - All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history - 37 years without a Triple Crown winner - is 1½ miles and seven rivals determined to make ...
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

American Pharoah to start from No. 5 post in bid for Triple Crown

NEW YORK - Bob Baffert and the rest of the group in charge of American Pharoah could smile and laugh Wednesday after the Triple Crown hopeful landed in the No. 5 post position for the Belmont Stakes.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Baffert is becoming racing's grateful elder statesman

ARCADIA, Calif. - Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, May 28, 2015

American Pharoah likely to face nine challengers at Belmont Stakes

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah figures to have nine challengers when he runs in the Belmont Stakes next week, trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
By Beth Harris

Monday, May 25, 2015

Dodgers' blasts in eighth help complete comeback against Braves

LOS ANGELES - Andre Ethier, Alex Guerrero and Jimmy Rollins each homered in the eighth inning, rallying the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Clippers coach downplaying big game by son

LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers spares no one on the Clippers, including son Austin. So when the young guard had the biggest game of his young career, it might have been heartwarming to everyone else, ...
By Beth Harris

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Preakness next for Derby winner

Trainer Bob Baffert and his fourth Kentucky Derby winner, American Pharoah, are likely headed to Baltimore for the Preakness in two weeks, the next stop on the Triple Crown trail. Baffert has won ...
By Beth Harris
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