Stories 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

Saturday, May 2, 2015

American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - American Pharoah won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
By Beth Harris

Friday, May 1, 2015

Baffert feeling 'really strong' entering Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Bob Baffert hopes he's celebrating in the winner's circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn't know which horse or owners would join him. 
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

American Pharoah favorite in Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - American Pharoah has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby, with Dortmund the second choice in the full field of 20 horses, giving trainer Bob Baffert the ...
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pletcher hopes to improve on Derby record

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In the unpredictable world of horse racing, Todd Pletcher is as steady and predictable as they come.
By Beth Harris

Monday, April 27, 2015

Owner takes aim at Kentucky Derby with three horses

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Ahmed Zayat can't contain his enthusiasm at having three horses running in the Kentucky Derby. The fast-talking Egyptian businessman is alternately nervous, hopeful and tickled pink.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Phelps victorious in his return

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps has won the 100-meter butterfly at his first meet in eight months.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Phelps announces plans for 2016 Olympics

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won't be eligible to swim in the world championships this summer.
By Beth Harris

Friday, April 3, 2015

Dortmund puts unbeaten streak on line at Santa Anita Derby

Bob Baffert has two outstanding colts and another promising one in his barn a month before the Kentucky Derby.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Badgers back in Final Four

LOS ANGELES - Sam Dekker had 27 points and the top-seeded Badgers beat No. 2 Arizona 85-78 on Saturday to reach consecutive Final Fours for the first time in school history.
By Beth Harris

Friday, March 27, 2015

Arizona eyes revenge in rematch

LOS ANGELES - Arizona guard Gabe York remembers having the ball in his hands, taking a couple of dribbles and failing to get a shot off before time expired. Wisconsin 64, Arizona 63, in overtime.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dekker leads Wisconsin into Elite Eight

LOS ANGELES — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night.
By Beth Harris
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