The state of horse racing today is much like the spindly legged 1,200-pound thoroughbreds themselves — majestic but fragile. Some in the industry worry that if an unscrupulous trainer's drug practices contributed to a thoroughbred's fatal misstep, it could devastate a once mighty sport that now only gains prominence for the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
With Triple Crown season upon us, we are calling on Congress to pass the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act to protect the sport's athletes — both equine and human — and begin to restore integrity and confidence in an industry whose reputation has been badly sullied.
For almost a year, the question was "if" Michael Phelps would return to competitive swimming. Now that Phelps is scheduled to end his 20-month retirement this week in Mesa, Ariz., a more nuanced question looms: Why?
Michael Phelps is set to return to competitive swimming later this month. The 22-time Olympic medalist, is expected to swim in the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Ariz., from April 24-26, according to a news release from USA Swimming.
Todd Pletcher knew there were rumors. He even figured some of them impugned his horses. When you're one of the winningest trainers in the game who just happens to condition a quarter of the Kentucky Derby field, that, he said, "is part of the deal."
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults said Wednesday it would continue to work with Lance Armstrong's Livestrong, even as Lance Armstrong stepped down from his role as chairman following his doping scandal.
All the movement makes me want to demand a refund -- of the time and money spent on Armstrong's book. I imagine the allegations will make folks feel a little less eager to sport the Livestrong brand, as well.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report on Lance Armstrong was involved in doping is loaded with explosive allegations from fellow cyclists -- which the seven-time Tour de France champion has vehemently denied. But the quirkiest bit of information is that at least one rider nicknamed a common performance-enhancing drug for Baltimore's favorite literary son.
Lance Armstrong was the first cancer survivor across the finish line in the Revolution 3 Half-Full Triathlon at Centennial Park in Howard County on Sunday, finishing the 70-mile race at the head of the survivors division in about 4 hours, 16 minutes.
The Ulman Cancer fund for Young Adults has announced that Livestrong founder and cyclist Lance Armstrong will be participating in the non-profit's third annual half full trialthlon on Oct. 7, according to a news release.
After the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles and issued a lifetime cycling ban for the athlete, the Ulman Cancer Fund said it plans to continue working with Armstrong and his foundation in the fight against cancer.