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Coffey: Mubtaahij could spoil American Pharoah's Belmont

He has traveled the world and raced horses in most corners of it, but somehow Mike de Kock never made it to New York City until now. He was sitting at a round table with a white tablecloth at the ...

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Mighty Quinn: June 4

The Mighty Quinn [embedded content] The Mighty One himself. Seconds after the Rangers lost Game 7 to Tampa Bay, Mighty told Suzy Q, “Well, my prediction of a Rangers/Blackhawks Stanley Cup will not happen this season.” “Better luck next year, ...

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Daily News Sports Talk Podcast: All eyes on American Pharoah

Bryan R. Smith Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is bathed at Belmont Park, site of Saturday’s decisive race. American Pharoah will run for the Triple Crown Saturday in the Belmont Stakes, and the big question of course is the can ...

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American Pharoah draws No. 5 post position for Belmont

Bob Baffert took a good look at the Triple Crown trophy during Wednesday afternoon’s post-position draw for Saturday’s $ 1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The Hall of Fame trainer asked, “Is that trophy 37 years old, because it looks in great ...

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Tiger Woods making changes to swing ahead of U.S. Open

Sam Greenwood/Getty Images With swing coach Chris Como looking on, Tiger Woods watches his drive during Wednesday’s pro-am round for the weekend’s Memorial. Tiger Woods was only kidding – half-kidding anyway – but he says he’s been looking at his ...

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Salazar encouraged us to break doping rules: ex-team members

Don Ryan/AP In May, former distance runner Alberto Salazar yells out lap times to distance runner Mo Farah, from Britain, during the 10,000-meter race in the Prefontaine Classic track and field meet. A new report about famed running coach Alberto ...

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Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's French Open streak

VINCENT KESSLER/REUTERS Rafael Nadal suffers just his second loss at Roland Garros. PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s 39-match French Open winning streak, beating the nine-time champion in a surprisingly lopsided quarterfinal 7-5, 6-3, 6-1 on Wednesday. It ...

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Jim Thorpe's sons take reburial case to Supreme Court

Matt Rourke/AP The burial site of Jim Thorpe in Jim Thorpe, Pa., where Thorpe’s third wife struck a deal with two merging towns that saw the legendary athlete be buried there. (AP) — Jim Thorpe’s surviving sons asked the U.S. ...

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Greatness Affirmed! Cauthen outduels Velasquez, Alydar

AP Affirmed on the inside, Steve Cauthen up, wins the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown, ahead of Alydar, with Jorge Velasquez up, on June 10, 1978. (Originally published by the Daily News on Sunday, June 11, 1978; written by ...

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American Pharoah's triple crown bid boosted by wet track

Seth Wenig/AP Trainer Bob Baffert is happy to see the wet conditions at Belmont Park as American Pharoah, who enjoys a muddy track, arrives and prepares for his bid to become first Triple Crown winner since 1978. Bob Baffert, trainer ...

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