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Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

Don’t even try to take the mystery out of a horse.

New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

SARATOGA SPRINGS

New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

There are ghosts at Saratoga Race Course.
And they aren’t getting any sleep this week.

Fillies could steal the show at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Fillies could steal the show at Saratoga

The queen was grouchy in her stall.

Spurs' Duncan chose a humble farewell

Spurs' Duncan chose a humble farewell

I wonder what Tim Duncan did on Monday.

Middleburgh grad hoping to hit perfect note at Olympic Trials

Middleburgh grad hoping to hit perfect note at Olympic Trials

One of the beauties of jazz, to those whose ear is pulled to it, is that, at any moment, it can soar off in any direction.

Remillard brings back art of bunting at College World Series

Remillard brings back art of bunting at College World Series

There was a time when it wasn’t unusual for Jesse Braverman’s baseball teams to give him a commemorative t-shirt at the end of a high school season.

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

If a 73-9 team falls in the NBA playoffs, does it make a sound?

Freihofer's Run's U.S.-only policy was the right call

ALBANY

Freihofer's Run's U.S.-only policy was the right call

If you’ve kept track of the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k for the last 10 years or so, you recognize certain trademark moments and elements.

NBA made right call in Draymond Green issue

NBA made right call in Draymond Green issue

It’s funny, until it happens to you.

No Triple Crown, but a sense of relief at the Preakness

BALTIMORE

No Triple Crown, but a sense of relief at the Preakness

Another potential Triple Crown went by the wayside on a drizzly, muddy Saturday at Pimlico, and along with all the usual emotions — joy in victory, disappointment in hopes dashed — the 141st Preakness, the race itself, was freighted with a sense of relief.

A prince in the Sport of Kings

BALTIMORE

A prince in the Sport of Kings

Racing is about pursuit of the Triple Crown, but it's also about the Joe Cacciolfis of the world, too.

Steph Curry leaves fans - and foes - in awe

Steph Curry leaves fans - and foes - in awe

If you’ve watched Steph Curry hoop it up enough times, there comes a point when you just surrender.

Forgotten George Smith’s place among Kentucky Derby greats

Forgotten George Smith’s place among Kentucky Derby greats

There’s no doubt that, a hundred years from now (assuming we haven’t blown up the planet by then), there will be more than enough public accounting of American Pharoah’s Kentucky Derby and subsequent Triple Crown.

UAlbany tennis team rewarded for sticking together

ALBANY

UAlbany tennis team rewarded for sticking together

When fate and circumstances were storming the ramparts, the Great Danes leaned on each other, and now, here they are, playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

It's time for some bandwagon jumping

It's time for some bandwagon jumping

The Foxes embody one of the most incredible underdog stories in the history of team sports — no, really — which, of course, also makes them a prime vehicle for one of the enduring phenomena of sports fandom: The bandwagon jump.

DeBraccio is a marathon runner in full bloom

DeBraccio is a marathon runner in full bloom

This time of year, Brian DeBraccio doesn’t like to be away from the greenhouse for too long.

Echoes of 1985 still ring at Villanova

Echoes of 1985 still ring at Villanova

If you’ve been online in the last 36 hours or so and still haven’t seen Jay Wright’s stoic walk up the sideline, while all manner of bedlam exploded around him, congratulations for living in the sports internet equivalent of a cave.

Two heavyweights sparring five weeks before the Derby

Two heavyweights sparring five weeks before the Derby

We’re at the top of the final stretch of the Kentucky Derby prep season, when, as they say, the real running starts.

Big Ten can't win - so let's change the rules

ALBANY

Big Ten can't win - so let's change the rules

If a goalie tried to move the posts like this, somebody would be headed to the penalty box.

'Tis the season for bustin' some brackets

SCHENECTADY

'Tis the season for bustin' some brackets

This time next year, you’ll be able to get autographed copies of my coffee table picture book “State Street Demolition as Viewed from Wolff’s Biergarten Parking Lot.”

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