Hitting the baseball perfecta

Inspired by a few trips to the betting window over the years, I’ve developed a system of rating how good a sports day I’ve had. To hit the daily double, my two favorite teams – the Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants – must win. That happens fairly often (although the Tribe didn’t exactly give […]

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Run for the Roses

The 135th running of the Kentucky Derby was a dazzler, as 50-to-1 longshot Mine That Bird zipped along the rail and overtook the field to win by 6 and three-quarters lengths. For many Americans, the Derby is the only horse race they know. And if it’s the only one to which you pay attention, pat […]

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