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Penske crew falls in behind Powers

posted: 03/29/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

IndyCar champion Will Power led a Team Penske sweep in qualifying for the long-awaited opener.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP STP 500: Elliott's dream becomes reality

posted: 03/29/2015 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Until this weekend, only twice in Chase Elliott's relatively short NASCAR career has he started a race worse than 26th.

Yanks' Gregorius will remind fans of young Jeter

posted: 03/29/2015 2:25 a.m. Discuss

So where has Derek Jeter been?

Unknown Walker key for Seattle

posted: 03/29/2015 2:24 a.m. Discuss

When Felix Hernandez took the mound Thursday afternoon under a cloudless sky, the crowd at the Peoria Sports Complex dutifully and enthusiastically cheered. Even in March, all hail the king.

Cubs manager out to enjoy last laugh

posted: 03/29/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

After Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was pummeled trying to turn a double play the other night against the Los Angeles Angels, Manager Joe Maddon rushed out of the dugout wondering if he would need smelling salts.

Spring training report

posted: 03/29/2015 2:22 a.m. Discuss

TIGERS-CARDINALS Cabrera recovering LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera hit his second home run of the spring and raised his average to .385, leading the Detroit Tigers past the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Saturday.

Road to the Derby roundup: International Star brings Cajun seasoning to Kentucky

posted: 03/29/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

NEW ORLEANS -- Jockey Miguel Mena guided International Star to a come-from-behind victory Saturday in the Grade II $750,000 Louisiana Derby, giving the horse a sweep of all three Kentucky Derby prep races at the Fair Grounds.

Second thoughts: Perhaps 300 better choice for Spartans

posted: 03/29/2015 2:14 a.m. Discuss

Michigan State got off to a slow start in its Sweet 16 matchup against Oklahoma on Friday night in Syracuse, N.Y.. but the Spartans eventually gathered themselves and defeated the Sooners 62-58 to earn a spot in today's East Region final against Louisville.

Off the wire

posted: 03/29/2015 2:11 a.m. Discuss

BASKETBALL Texas coach out Texas officials have decided to release men's basketball coach Rick Barnes, the winningest coach in school history, a source told the Austin American-Statesman on Saturday.

Changes lower elite power levels

posted: 03/28/2015 2:33 a.m. Discuss

SAN FRANCISCO -- Whether it's steroid testing, all those power arms in the bullpen or a lower strike zone, baseballs aren't flying out of the park like they did a decade or two ago.

Favorites have score to settle at Gulfstream

posted: 03/28/2015 2:31 a.m. Discuss

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. -- Upstart and Itsaknockout have almost certainly done enough to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.

Rick Lee's Oaklawn Park selections and analysis

posted: 03/28/2015 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Oaklawn Entries (Saturday) Post: 1:05

Friday’s track profile

posted: 03/28/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

There were seven sprint races on Friday’s program and once again not a single wire-to-wire winner.

AT THE POST

posted: 03/28/2015 2:28 a.m. Discuss

DAY 42 ESTIMATED ATTENDANCE 7,750

Arkansas Breeders' Stakes: Trace Creek adds to McPeek's resume

posted: 03/28/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

Trainer Ken McPeek has won more than 1,400 races in a career that dates back more than two decades and includes a victory in a Triple Crown race, eight in-the-money finishes in Breeders' Cup races and 67 victories in graded stakes.

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