Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating in time for 2016 Kentucky Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift....

Egyptian named top women's squash player in first for country that also holds men's top rank
CAIRO (AP) -- The Professional Squash Association ranked Egyptian Raneem El Welily as the world's No. 1 women's player on Tuesday, making her the first Egyptian woman to hold the sport's top spot....

Fans expected at viewing for Darryl Dawkins; family says ex-NBA player died of heart attack
CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) -- Fans will get their chance to remember former NBA great Darryl Dawkins....

Sheriff: Man suspected of stalking female wrestler shot by deputy outside Florida WWE facility
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A deputy fearing for his life shot a man who authorities say had been stalking a female wrestler, wounding him Monday outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facility in central Florida, authorities said....

APNewsBreak: Email shows U. Iowa administration issued 'mandate' to hire female as track coach
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- University of Iowa athletics department administrators ordered a female be hired over male candidates for an assistant track coaching job regardless of qualifications, an internal email from the head coach alleges....

NYC's first fan: Watching a baseball game with Mayor Bill de Blasio
NEW YORK (AP) -- He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men's room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox play....

Still a star after stunning loss, American Pharoah is looking good, but no word on race plans
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks....


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