NCAA to reduce aluminum bats power

...approved rule changes designed to reduce the performance of aluminum bats and take some of the firepower out of the home run derbies of recent years, effective in the 2000 season. The change calls for bats to produce batted-ball speeds of no more than...

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Awesome Again upsets Skip Away

...Downs. Trainer Bob Baffert, winner of the last two Kentucky Derbies, scored a 1-2 finish with Silverbulletday and Excellent Meeting...races dating back to a 12th-place finish in the 1996 Kentucky Derby that Skip Away has finished worse than third. Gentlemen, whose...

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Bob Baffert is becoming racing's grateful elder statesman, evolving from a brash newcomer

...attitude. Winning back-to-back Kentucky Derbies with horses that had shots at winning...turn someone's head. He won a third Derby in 2002 before War Emblem stumbled out...He'll take another shot with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah...

Columbia County Fair continues through Nov. 15

...performances including motorcycle stunt group, Galaxy Girl, human cannonball, Sea Lion Splash, chainsaw carver, Demolition Derby (7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13); helicopter rides Nov. 14-15 for added cost; columbiacountyfair.net, (706) 860-8600

Clemson fends off Florida State, secures spot in ACC title game

...rankings this week, took a huge step toward the playoffs with their 23-13 victory over the Seminoles."We won the Kentucky Derby tonight," Swinney said. "But we want to win the Triple Crown."There was no dampening the party, though, for the thousands...

Trainers won't catch 'Plain Ben'Jones for most Kentucky Derby wins

...history of the Kentucky Derby.Regardless of today's...category of number of Derbies won. From 1938 through...a horse in a Kentucky Derby that finished worse than...saddling two starters in a Derby to be opposed by only...evaporated. But even then, Derbies were contested by horses...

Hometown slugger Todd Frazier wins home run derby

...less ? to win the All-Star Home Run Derby in his home ballpark.Pressure? Sure...triple.Frazier had been gearing up for the derby all season. He faded badly last year in...the clinching game. Now, he's got a derby title to go with it.

Sluggers will take aim at Ohio River in Home Run Derby

...out the boats. This All-Star Home Run Derby might make a splash.The annual long-ball...Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is in the derby again after finishing second to Yoenis...who wouldn't want to be in the home run derby. It's great. Just to hear your name...

Derby notebook: Trainer Bob Baffert can do without black cats

...Louisville and third-place Derby finisher Dortmund started...seventh jockey to win three Derbies and the sixth to win in...jockey wins the Kentucky Derby," Baffert said in praising...winning his first two Derbies, but fell short in winning...Stakes.Just before the Derby, the wife of American...

Time will tell if this is a special crop of 3-year-olds

...an eighth, won the Florida Derby in 1:46 and 4/5ths and...While the times for the '57 Derby (Iron Liege) and Preakness...Sunland Park and Arkansas derbies, as well as the Wood Memorial...Pharoah required 2:03 to win the Derby, the second slowest time on...