April 16, 2014

Horse Racing Recap: Grandeur gets 7-2 odds for Arlington Million

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) – Morning line favorite Grandeur drew the outside post Wednesday in the post-position draw for Saturday’s 31st running of the Arlington Million. Grandeur, a 4-year-old gelding from Ireland, drew odds of 7-2 for the Grade I turf race even though the horse is winless in two races this year. Grandeur ran [...]

Formula 1: Hamilton wins Hungarian GP from pole for 1st victory of frustrating season; Raikkonen 2nd

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — BUDAPEST, Hungary – Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix from pole position on Sunday for his first victory of a frustrating season and a record-equaling fourth triumph on the Hungaroring circuit. Kimi Raikkonen was second after holding off a strong late challenge from Sebastian Vettel, who was third ahead of [...]

Soccer: Confederations Cup winner Brazil surges up to 9th in FIFA rankings from all-time low

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — ZURICH – Brazil has surged to ninth in the FIFA rankings after winning the Confederations Cup, rebounding from its historic low standing. The five-time World Cup winner and 2014 host had fallen to 22nd before a five-match victory streak earned the warm-up event title. Brazil could struggle to retain its position [...]

Golf – 2013 U.S. Open: Focused Tiger Woods stays the course

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(Tiger Woods talks to Phil Mickelson’s caddie Jim Mackay John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Tiger Woods looks to complete his post-scandal comeback with his first major win in five years Woods says he doesn’t fret about his stalled pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 majors The short, tight East Course at Merion [...]

Golf: Tiger wants to talk golf, not Sergio, not rules

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Tiger Woods responds to questions during a news conference Wednesday for the Memorial Tournament.(Photo: Allan Henry, USA TODAY Sports) Story Highlights Tiger Woods leads the field this week at the Memorial He said in a news conference Wednesday he wants to talk only about golf Of the spat with Garcia, he said, “That’s already done [...]

NBA Playoffs: San Antonio Spurs vs. Memphis Grizzlies preview

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(PhatzRadio / SI) — The Grizzlies enter the Western Conference finals on — no hyperbole — the ride of the franchise’s lifetime. Never before has the organization won as many games as they won this year — 56 — and never before has it reached this point, just four wins from competing for a championship. [...]

Horse Racing Recap: Five-time Preakness winner Lukas relishes spoiler role

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Story Highlights D. Wayne Lukas has three horses running in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes He won the Preakness with Kentucky Derby also-rans Tank’s Prospect and Tabasco Cat He has two Derby also-rans this year with Oxbow and Will Take Charge. He also has Titletown Five (PhatzRadio / AP) — BALTIMORE – Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has [...]

Horse Racing Recap: Goldencents, Itsmyluckyday jog at Churchill Downs

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Doug O’Neill’s first full day at Churchill Downs already has him feeling like he could achieve something special in the Kentucky Derby. Again. Back at the track for the first time since winning last year’s Derby with I’ll Have Another, the trainer is thinking about winning another Run for the Roses. [...]

Horse Racing Recap: Uncaptured, War Academy favored in Blue Grass, Arkansas

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Uncaptured, left, (No. 3) under jockey Miguel Mena, charged hard to finish second behind Black Onyx in the Spiral Stakes last month.(Photo: Garry Jones, AP) Story Highlights The field is limited to 14, but 15 were entered. War Academy is favored in Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (PhatzRadio / TLC) — LEXINGTON, Ky. — Saturday’s [...]

Horse Racing Recap: I Dazzle wins American Beauty at Santa Anita

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) – I Dazzle overtook 1-2 favorite In the Stars approaching the five-sixteenths pole and held on to win the $75,000 American Beauty Stakes by a neck at Santa Anita on Sunday. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, I Dazzle ran a mile on the turf in 1:33.42 and paid $11.40, $5 and $9.20 in [...]