Grand National Winner Celebrates By Head-Butting Handler In The Balls

The Grand National is Europe’s biggest steeplechase, and its extreme length (more than four miles) means horses can be particularly feisty after nine minutes of being hassled by a jockey. Many Clouds took down the title at 25-1 odds today, and celebrated by head-butting one of his handlers. The geezer went down,… »4/11/15 12:07pm

How One Of America's Greatest Sportswriters Disappeared

It was almost endearing how an ink-smudged, deadline-addicted newspaper editor of yore would squint through the smoke from his cigarette and ask a bright young man why the hell he wanted to write sports. An editor like that was usually about as sensitive as a bolt cutter, but he couldn't resist the urge to protect… »3/11/15 2:13pm

A Day At The Track For The World's Biggest And Strangest Horse Race

TOKYO — One of the most-watched and best-attended sporting events in the world took place in Tokyo last Sunday. More than 100,000 people, thousands of whom slept outside overnight, streamed into Tokyo Racecourse for the $5 million-plus Japan Cup. But as the Cup's 18 runners entered the walking ring just after three… »12/05/14 4:58pm