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  • The Week in Pictures | June 2 – 8, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This year marks the 70th anniversary since the D-Day invasions, a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually leading to the...
  • Pictures in the News | June 6, 2014

     
    Friday's Picturs in the News begins in France, where D-Day ceremonies this year mark the 70th anniversary since the launch of 'Operation Overlord', a vast military operation by Allied forces in Normandy, which turned the tide of World War II, eventually...
  • California Chrome finishes fifth at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown

    California Chrome finishes fifth at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown
    ELMONT, N.Y. — In the end, California Chrome could not outrun recent history. All week, veteran horsemen pointed to this 1 ½-mile oval, the longest in American thoroughbred racing, and predicted it would be the grueling expanse on which his Triple...
  • For the record

    Clippers sale: An article in the June 8 Section A about bidding for the Los Angeles Clippers reported that Guggenheim Partners bought the Dodgers for a record $2.15 billion. In fact, the Dodgers are owned by Guggenheim Baseball Management, which is...
  • Jockey Victor Espinoza about California Chrome: 'He was not the same'

    Jockey Victor Espinoza about California Chrome: 'He was not the same'
    From the start of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, California Chrome jockey Victor Espinoza felt something was off with his mount. “I noticed as soon as he came out of the gate that he was not the same,” Espinoza said. California Chrome...
  • California Chrome falls short of Triple Crown

    California Chrome falls short of Triple Crown
    From the moment California Chrome left the starting gate at Belmont Park on Saturday, Victor Espinoza felt something amiss. "He was not the same," the veteran jockey said. In the last five weeks, the chestnut colt with a white blaze on his nose made...
  • California Chrome co-owner calls Tonalist win 'coward's way out'

    California Chrome co-owner calls Tonalist win 'coward's way out'
    Minutes after California Chrome failed to capture the Triple Crown on Saturday, co-owner Steve Coburn blasted winner Tonalist for not competing in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. “This is the coward’s way out,” Coburn told...
  • California Chrome is seen with bloodied foot after Belmont Stakes loss

    California Chrome sustained a bloody gash to his right front foot during the Belmont Stakes, an injury that may have hurt his chances in his failed bid to sweep the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years. Photos taken while the horse was walking...
  • Once again, a Triple Crown dream vanishes at the Belmont

    The horse racing story that never seems to happen didn't again here Saturday. Instead of a Triple Crown, the sport got another Groundhog Day. California Chrome didn't win the Belmont Stakes, didn't get the third leg of the Triple Crown, didn't even...
  • Triple Crown Winners Agree: Don't Change The Format

    Triple Crown Winners Agree: Don't Change The Format
    They have seen enough, too. They have watched 12 horses since 1979, including eight since 1997, win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail to close the deal at the Belmont Stakes. They, too, are pulling for California Chrome to end the 36-year...
  • Clubhouse Ride, at age 6, shows veteran moves to win at Santa Anita

    Clubhouse Ride, a versatile 6-year-old with more than $1.1 million in career earnings while competing in races from 61/2 furlongs to 11/4 miles, keeps finding ways to stay relevant. On Saturday at Santa Anita, Clubhouse Ride rallied along the rail under...
  • Belmont Stakes, Stanley Cup Final Score Ratings Milestones for NBC Sports on Saturday

    Boosted in part by strong synergistic interest in New York, NBC Sports generated impressive viewership numbers on Saturday for its back-to-back coverage of horse racing's Belmont Stakes and hockey's Stanley Cup Final. The Belmont, held annually in New...