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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

Monday, March 23, 2015

Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin turns pro after winning college title

Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.
By Beth Harris

Friday, March 20, 2015

Federer makes semifinals at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Roger Federer defeated Tomas Berdych 6-4, 6-0 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open on Friday, keeping alive his bid of winning an unprecedented fifth title in the ...
By Beth Harris

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Serena Williams, Roger Federer easily advance at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Serena Williams is settling right on into the BNP Paribas Open, producing a quick, business-like effort in advancing to the fourth round Sunday while enjoying her return ...
By Beth Harris

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Murray breezes into third round

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Andy Murray beat Vasek Pospisil 6-1, 6-3 to reach the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday, with the hard-serving Canadian making it easier with 35 unforced errors.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Serena returns to Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Serena Williams returned to the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday, ending a 14-year personal boycott of the $5 million tournament that began when she was booed as a teenager on ...
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

UCLA fighting for spot in NCAA Tournament

LOS ANGELES - These are humble days for UCLA basketball, with the Bruins desperate to get into the NCAA Tournament any way they can.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Rivers run through LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES - Austin Rivers joined coach Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday, and he made it clear he's not expecting any favors from dear old dad. The 22-year-old guard averaged ...
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
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