Defending champ Chris Froome drops out of Tour de France

...tearing his uniform, then scraped his face. Both falls happened even before he got to the start of 13 total kilometers (8 miles) over joint-jangling cobblestones.He was the best-known of several big-name riders who crashed on Wednesday.Rain...

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National Fishing and Boating Week starts Saturday

...reach the ponds from Thomson, travel east on Highway 278 for 5.6 miles, turn right onto Ellington Airline Roads for 2.8 miles and turn right onto Fish Hatchery Road.? Osborn Newman, of Evans, landed a 41-pound flathead catfish, entered...


...SaturdayThe Pine Tree 100, a Crate Late Model race, will be the feature race at Swainsboro Raceway on Saturday.The 3/8-mile dirt track will also hold several other races and a mud-bogging event Saturday.Gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets range...

Hoppertunity claims victory at Rebel Stakes

...Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1¾ lengths.Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Let Faith Arise ran 11/8 miles in 1:48.70 and paid $10.60, $3.80 and $3.20.Iotapa returned $3 and $2.60 as the 7-5 favorite, while...


...Hallandale Beach, Fla., Lea won the $500,000 Donn Handicap on Sunday, breaking the Gulfstream Park record for 1 1/8 miles in a 1 1/2-length victory over Will Take Charge.The 5-year-old Lea, ridden by Joel Rosario, finished in 1...

Unseasonably warm temperatures a pleasant surprise for Super Bowl fans

...Sunday evening, the only minor disruption for commuting fans came at Secaucus Junction, the start of NJ Transit's 6.8-mile line to the stadium in East Rutherford, where they had to pass through a security checkpoint manned by TSA agents.Emergency...

Wise Dan repeats as Horse of the Year

...first race since winning last year's Breeders' Cup Classic.With Gary Stevens aboard, Mucho Macho Man covered 1 1-8 miles at Gulfstream Park in 1:48.76. The overwhelming favorite returned $2.20 for the victory, highlighting the six-event...

Dingy LaGuardia Airport, often ranked by fliers as nation's worst, undergoing $3.6 billion makeover

...Bowery bays in northern Queens, is the closest of the New York area's three major air hubs to midtown Manhattan, just 8 miles, and it handled a record number of 27 million passengers last year.Often the first building they see is the sprawling...