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American Pharoah wins Triple Crown for the first time in 37 years

American Pharoah wins Triple Crown for the first time in 37 years

NEW YORK - American Pharoah crosses finish line 1st at Belmont in bid to end 37-year Triple Crown drought. Copyright © 2015, Orlando Sentinel

 
American Pharoah ends 37-year drought, wins Triple Crown

American Pharoah ends 37-year drought, wins Triple Crown

NEW YORK -- American Pharoah became the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 and 12th overall to win horse-racing's Triple Crown Saturday in the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. Frosted finished a distant second while Keen Ice was third. American Pharoah...

Usa Today, 19:11 in Sport
 
Brennan: American Pharoah finally ends Triple Crown drought

Brennan: American Pharoah finally ends Triple Crown drought

NEW YORK – The long wait is over. The 14th time was the charm. Horse racing finally has a Triple Crown winner. American Pharoah, the most impressive horse in the sport over the past six months, has finally done what 13 horses before him could not do:...

Usa Today, 19:21 in Sport
 

FIFA fiasco not 1st case of sports shenanigans

Have you stopped following the FIFA corruption story? How can you look away? It's like a snowball made of dirty slush that keeps getting bigger and bigger. To me, the low point so far is the accusation by a German newspaper, Die Zeit, that in order to...

 

Beau Biden funeral draws many mourners, including Obama

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Vice President Joe Biden, who began his life on the national stage more than four decades ago under the dark cloud of a family tragedy, laid his elder son, Beau, to rest on Saturday, marking yet another moment of grief in a long...

 

Gators softball title run fueled by sunflowers, deservedly outdraws NHL

More people in Orlando watched the University of Florida women's softball team playing for a championship earlier this week than watched the Tampa Bay Lightning playing for a championship. That's right, the Gator women playing Michigan for the...

 
Gators top rival FSU, advance to College World Series

Gators top rival FSU, advance to College World Series

GAINESVILLE - Just like he has on multiple occasions this season, JJ Schwarz gave the Gators a much-needed spark on offense. But this time, the freshman's efforts punched Florida's ticket to Omaha. Schwarz hit two of the Gators' four home runs on...

 
Live updates: Orlando City trails Chicago 1-0 early in first half

Live updates: Orlando City trails Chicago 1-0 early in first half

Orlando City is down 1-0 early in the first half at Chicago. The Fire worked the ball behind the Orlando City defense on a short corner and Kennedy Igboananike slipped the ball past Lions keeper Tally Hall for the goal at the nine-minute mark. The...

 
70-year-old woman riding motorcycle with husband dies after crash

70-year-old woman riding motorcycle with husband dies after crash

A 70-year-old woman who was riding a motorcycle with her husband died after a crash Saturday morning near Oak Hill. Eleanor Geertson of Holly Hill was riding on the back of a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle driven by her husband, 73-year-old William Geertson,...

 
Live updates: Orlando City, Chicago tied 1-1 in second half

Live updates: Orlando City, Chicago tied 1-1 in second half

Orlando City is tied 1-1 with Chicago in the second half. The Lions struggled to control possession early in the first half, but they managed to tie the match late in the first half. The Fire worked the ball behind the Orlando City defense on a short...

 
Lightning top Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2 to even series 1-1

Lightning top Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2 to even series 1-1

AMPA, Fla. - The ice opened up in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, but it was the Lightning who took advantage. The Lightning got a pair of goals from its vaunted Triplets line. Both Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov scored. Jason Garrison scored the...

 
Feel Good Farm has visions of reaping organic bounty

Feel Good Farm has visions of reaping organic bounty

INDIANAPOLIS — The founder of one of the largest organic produce farms in Indiana is talking about how tough it is to grow organic veggies in Indiana. Mother Nature decides to make the point for him. To the west, gathering slate-gray clouds let...

 
Alaska's 'Lemming Caucus' needs to veer away from the cliff

Alaska's 'Lemming Caucus' needs to veer away from the cliff

This has been a difficult week for many Alaskans. So much uncertainty as 10,000 pink slips go to our friends and neighbors working for the state.  Fairbanks Sen. Pete Kelly argues they aren't pink slips, because there’s an “if” in them, as in...

 
Lightning top Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2 to even series 1-1

Lightning top Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2 to even series 1-1

AMPA, Fla. - The ice opened up in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, but it was the Lightning who took advantage. The Lightning got a pair of goals from its vaunted Triplets line. Both Tyler Johnson and Nikita Kucherov scored. Jason Garrison scored the...

 
Lightning edge Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2 to tie Final series

Lightning edge Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2 to tie Final series

TAMPA - Breaking down the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. What happened: Tampa Bay turned the Stanley Cup Final into a series with a victory on home ice. After losing the...

Usa Today, 22:32 in Sport
 
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