From his perch with a panoramic view of the world's most famous racetrack, the new voice of Churchill Downs will sit out one of the most anticipated moments of the tradition-soaked Kentucky Derby.

The Chicago Sky are set to face off against a conference rival in the first-ever WNBA preseason tournament next month.

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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone went on trial Thursday in a bribery case that could threaten the 83-year-old's grip on the sport.

The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.

Their new coach has been to Super Bowls and the Detroit Lions how have two new players who have championship rings.

Back on their home ice, the Philadelphia Flyers fizzled on the power play.

Iowa's defense was back among the nation's elite last season.

When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel.

Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers.

Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events.

The young Dallas Stars keep overcoming early 2-0 deficits. With their latest comeback in Game 4, they are now even with the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks.

Philadelphia manager Ryne Sandberg liked what he saw from Cole Hamels in his long-awaited season debut. A better job by the bullpen would have helped, along with a few more runs against Zack Greinke.

Texas State coach Ty Harrington earned his 500th Division I victory with the Bobcats' 2-0 win over Baylor on Wednesday night.

Zack Greinke is in midseason form. Cole Hamels is just starting his season.

Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon liked the effort just not the result.

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Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen.

LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks.

The Boston Red Sox made sure the umpires noticed something on New York pitcher Michael Pineda this time.

Poor control and the inability to hold runners might for a bad combination for Charlie Morton.

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi doesn't expect to be fined for pushing a television camera to keep it from showing pitcher Michael Pineda walking in the tunnel from the team's dugout to the clubhouse on Wednesday night.

Padres starter Tyson Ross got showered with hits by the Milwaukee Brewers a day after his 27th birthday.

A Malaysian man who organized an international match-fixing syndicate involving Australian state football games in 2013 has been jailed for at least a year.

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia says he is not ready to take away Ernesto Frieri's duties as the team's closer.

The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.

Michael Wacha was too wild in the wind and Matt Carpenter got tagged out at the plate.

The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.

Given an opportunity by the Twins, Chris Colabello is showing his gratitude by driving in runs at a record-setting pace.

The Jacobs family is, in fact, involved in helping secure the Bills' future in Buffalo, and hasn't ruled out getting involved in buying the team.

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