Kentucky Derby, Oaks will run with limitations on spectators

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs officials have gotten their wish, announcing Thursday that when the rescheduled Kentucky Derby is run in September there will be spectators in the stands — just more spread out than usual. The historic track got the go-ahead to run the Derby and Oaks this fall with spectators under strict […]

On the emptiest of Derby days, a surreal 25-1 Epsom winner

EPSOM, England (AP) — Instead of 100,000 people packing the rolling hills of Epsom Downs for Derby Day, the sound of swirling wind and rain filled the biosecure racing amphitheater on Saturday. “I couldn’t hear anything around me,” winning jockey Emmet McNamara said. “All I could hear was the horse breathing.” Not just because the […]

Families in Derby, Willington react to Manfredonia’s arrest

It was a six-day multi-state manhunt that came to an end Wednesday night in Maryland. Police captured 23-year-old Peter Manfredonia, but it was on Sunday where 24-year-old Nicolas Eisele was found dead in his apartment here on Roosevelt Drive in Derby.

Osbornedale State Park closed in Derby due to police presence

DERBY, Conn (WTNH) — Osbornedale State Park was closed Sunday due to police activity in Derby. No other details have been made available at this time. This is a developing story. Stay with and the News 8 app for continuing updates as they are made available.

Belmont winner Tiz the Law eyes ambitious summer schedule

Tiz the Law has been good and lucky, two ingredients essential to success in horse racing. He’s been dominant, too. He raced to a 3 3/4-length victory Saturday in the Belmont Stakes to open the rescheduled Triple Crown. His five wins in six career starts have been by an average margin of 19 1/4 lengths. […]

Spanish league wants to resume with Seville derby on June 11

MADRID (AP) — The president of the Spanish soccer league said Sunday the competition could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis. Javier Tebas made the announcement a day after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the league would be allowed to resume from June 8 […]

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