The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014Our sports teams here in New York weren't all that good this past year -- except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons -- both good and bad -- to keep tuning in.
Breeders’ Cup Classic: How I’d Bet $100How one pro would bet $100 on the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Breeders' Cup Classic: California Chrome Runs For RedemptionAll of the equine stars from the most prestigious 3-year old races this past spring and summer will meet in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in California, where California Chrome is running for redemption.
Radio Free Montone: Another Year, Another Belmont BustI’ll take Pumpkin over California Chrome any day.
10 Extremely Awkward Apologies In Sports HistoryFrom Donald Sterling and Steve Coburn to Tonya Harding and Mike Tyson, here are some other notable awkward apologies from the world of sports.
Keidel: California Chrome Is A Winner, Just Not To The Extent We ExpectedCalifornia Chrome is a winner, just not to the extent we expected or needed to give a peripheral sport a jolt of historic juice. But it just feels like a reach to rewrite the rules because we're so starved for immortality.
Kallas: Tonalist Was A Monster Right Before Coburn Acted The Clown At BelmontInitially, there were a number of reasons why Tonalist would win, as I pointed out in a column last Friday where I picked Tonalist to win.
Dyer: Horse Racing Lost Fans Saturday With A Miserably Run Belmont StakesThere was no signage, no direction -- just chaos. Perhaps track officials were too busy with the sound of coins and cash to hear the chaos just outside Belmont Park.
California Chrome Co-Owner Compares Loss To Handicapped Child Playing Basketball"It wouldn't be fair if I played basketball with a child in a wheelchair because I got an unfair advantage," Coburn said. "If your horse is good enough to run in the Belmont, where was he in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness?"
Belmont Bummer: Tonalist Spoils California Chrome's Triple Crown BidCalifornia Chrome became the latest contender to fall victim to the Belmont Stakes, as the 1 1/2-mile "Test of Champions" proved too much to overcome.
Fans Show Up By The Thousands For Belmont Stakes; California Chrome Ties For 4thUnfortunately for Califonia Chrome, the crowd's intensity was not enough for the horse to win the Belmont Stake and bring home the Triple Crown glory.
Belmont Competitor: 'We Want California Chrome To Win If We Don't'While everyone wants to win, deep down most wouldn't be too upset finally seeing a Triple Crown winner.