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FRIDAY REWIND: James Comey's testimony
Take a look at this week's top stories, including former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Belmont win was plenty compelling for Tapwrit's team
ELMONT, N.Y. Belmont Park crowned another champion Saturday -- just not one of the triple variety. Tapwrit caught favorite Irish War Cry with a late surge down the stretch?and won the 149th edition of the Belmont Stakes by two lengths. No horse won the Triple Crown this year, but it's a triple of
Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes by two lengths over Irish War Cry
NEW YORK -- Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Tapwrit ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:30.02 on his home track on Saturday. Ortiz's brother
Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit is the unofficial winner of the 149th Belmont Stakes .?
Plenty of heartbreak to go around at Preakness
BALTIMORE With mud from the Pimlico racetrack splattered all over his face, Always Dreaming jockey Johnny Velazquez quickly made his way into the paddock on Saturday evening, leaving two weeks of anticipation and Triple Crown possibilities behind him in one fleeting moment. "He just got beat,"
No Triple Crown possibility means disappointment at Belmont
ELMONT, N.Y. -- It was the second-biggest day of the year at Belmont Park. Or the biggest, depending on how you look at things. The Preakness Stakes is down in Baltimore, of course, about a four-hour drive south. But the Preakness is the difference between whether Belmont hosts one of the sporting
The Kentucky Derby's rich history of diversity
Many know the Kentucky Derby as an over-the-top horse race held in the spring, where -- in between sips of mint juleps -- people dressed in huge hats and pressed outfits cheer as racehorses run around a dirt track. But the derby, which is the oldest continuous sporting event in America, is steeped
Broadcasting icon Brent Musburger to end play-by-play duties Jan. 31
Brent Musburger, one of the most recognized and prominent voices in the history of sports television, will end his play-by-play career with ABC/ESPN at the end of January, it was announced Wednesday. Musburger, 77, who brought his folksy delivery to countless games -- most beginning with his "You
Going back for thirds: McGregor-Diaz buzz reminds us of these classic trilogies
The superstitious belief that bad things tend to happen in threes doesn't seem to hold water in the sporting world. That thought became evident again this week with the clamoring for a third UFC fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz , almost from the moment McGregor's arm was raised as the