Stories 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

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

California Chrome draws No. 2 post for Belmont

California Chrome is the 3-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion. The colt will break from the No. 2 hole in the field of 11.
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Triple Crown winners ready for new champ

Connections of Triple Crown winners believe this may be the year they get to induct another member into their exclusive club.
By Beth Harris

Sunday, May 18, 2014

California Chrome could skip Belmont

Trainer says colt's owners, state commission will have to make a decision about the use of nasal strips
By Beth Harris

'Chrome' may skip Belmont

BALTIMORE - California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, May 17, 2014

California Chrome wins Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE - California Chrome repelled one challenger and then put away another in the stretch to win the Preakness on Saturday, setting up a Triple Crown try in three weeks.
By Beth Harris

Friday, May 16, 2014

Trainer confident California Chrome can get job done

BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is the even-money favorite against nine rivals for Saturday's Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Trainer, 85, enjoying the ride with precocious colt

BALTIMORE - At age 85, few would begrudge Manny Azpurua wanting an escape from the rigors of the racetrack. Except that Azpurua is training the best horse of his life.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kentucky Derby winner 3-5 favorite in Preakness

BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that ...
By Beth Harris

Saturday, May 10, 2014

California Chrome has target on back at Preakness

After California Chrome's win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bull's eye on his back.
By Beth Harris

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Derby winner heads to Preakness

A day after winning the Kentucky Derby, trainer Art Sherman and his horse are headed to Baltimore for the Preakness in two weeks, the next step on the Triple Crown trail.
By Beth Harris
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