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Midsummer mishap

posted: 08/30/2015 4:55 a.m. Discuss

They were fully aware of this racetrack's reputation for felling iconic horses like Gallant Fox and Affirmed, as well as immortal ones, like the great Secretariat, even before it claimed another Saturday.

Travers Stakes: Pharoah soaking up star treatment at Saratoga

posted: 08/29/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

There was gridlock outside the track at 7 a.m. Friday, and drivers gladly paid $7 to escape the traffic and park on somebody's front lawn.

Off the wire: Former Islanders coach Arbour dies

posted: 08/29/2015 3:35 a.m. Discuss

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.

Off the wire: Spieth at 4 over

posted: 08/28/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

The start of the FedEx Cup playoffs brought out the worst score from Jordan Spieth in three months.

State sports briefs: Oaklawn purses on rise again

posted: 08/28/2015 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Oaklawn is projecting total purses worth $27 million for the 2016 racing season.

Off the wire: Pennsylvania advances to U.S. title game

posted: 08/27/2015 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Left-hander Adam Cramer struck out 13 in five innings, and undefeated Lewisberry, Pa. — the closest thing to a home team in the Little League World Series — beat Pearland, Texas, 3-0 on Wednesday night in Williamsport, Penn., for a berth in the U.S. bracket title game.

Off the wire: American Pharoah big favorite for Travers

posted: 08/26/2015 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the overwhelming favorite at 1-5 in a 10-horse field for Saturday’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.

Off the wire

posted: 08/21/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

BASEBALL Hamilton on DL again The Texas Rangers put outfielder Josh Hamilton on the disabled list for the second time this season on Thursday.

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