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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Horse racing hasn't had it this good in years. It isn't hard to figure out why. "People like to see greatness and they know American Pharoah's got the goods," said Howard Sudberry, the marketing director at Arlington Park. "They also know they won'...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has fired football coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season, citing preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. Athletic director Mike Thomas said Friday that the...
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Open spectators must wait out rain delays at Arthur Ashe Stadium for one more year. In the meantime, they're getting a break from Mother Nature in a very different way: shade from the blazing sun. A framework of more than 6,500 tons of steel now sits atop...
Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82. The Islanders confirmed Arbour's death in a release issued Friday...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — With a crowd of about 15,000 cheering him all the way, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah went for a glorious gallop around Saratoga Race Course the day before he runs in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes. The sun was shining and temperatures were...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Al Arbour, who coached the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships and ranks as the NHL's second-most winningest coach, has died, team officials announced Friday. He was 82. The cause of death is unclear, though Arbor was battling...
BEIJING (AP) — The clock by the track isn't broken, Ashton Eaton. You really did run that fast. The defending decathlon champion thought for sure there was some sort of malfunction after seeing 45.00 seconds displayed in big, bold numerals as he finished the 400 meters Friday...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik, with assistant general manager...
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik on Friday. Assistant general manager...