Nyquist has stepped onto the track at Churchill Downs for the first time to begin his final preparations for the Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Nyquist has stepped onto the track at Churchill Downs for the first time to begin his final preparations for the Kentucky Derby....

Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is being laid to rest in his home town
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is being laid to rest in his home town....

Unlike Pharoah-phever a year ago, Nyquist-mania hasn't yet struck in the days leading to the Kentucky Derby
Unlike Pharoah-phever a year ago, Nyquist-mania hasn't yet struck in the days leading to the Kentucky Derby. It might by next Saturday night if the undefeated colt ends up in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs....

Olympic star Sanya Richards-Ross takes "victory lap" at Penn Relays
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sanya Richards-Ross called her final race at the Penn Relays her "victory lap." Anchoring the U.S. women's 1600 relay, the three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist had a huge lead going into her leg, making her trot around Franklin Field in front of nearly 45,000 spectators giving her a standing ovation all the more special....

A Texas high school softball team lost a district championship game by celebrating too soon while three runs scored after an umpire called a runner safe when the team thought it had gotten the final out
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) -- It ain't over until a team is sure the umpire has signaled the final out....

A year after American Pharoah thrilled the sports world by winning horse racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years, here comes Nyquist
A year after American Pharoah thrilled the sports world by winning horse racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years, here comes Nyquist....

Bettors looking for a wager with a high payoff last summer could have placed their money on a 5,000-1 longshot: The laughable idea that the lowly Leicester City soccer club would top the world-class English Premier League.
LONDON (AP) -- Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well....


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