NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) — Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows. For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown. “I’m not trying to be a jerk about it,” the 82-year-old said. “But I thought the quiet, to me, was very nice.” Everything was strange about […]

Far-right activists scuffle with police by London monuments

LONDON (AP) — Far-right activists scuffled with police in central London Saturday, as hundreds gathered to demonstrate despite strict police restrictions and warnings to stay home to contain the coronavirus. Different groups of right-wing activists and soccer fans descended on the U.K. capital, saying they wanted to guard historical monuments that have been targeted in […]

Paris marchers decry racism; far right rallies in London

PARIS (AP) — Paris riot police fired tear gas Saturday to disperse a largely peaceful but unauthorized protest against police brutality and entrenched racism, as France’s minorities increasingly push back against a national doctrine of colorblindness that has failed to eradicate discrimination. In London, far-right activists and soccer rowdies scuffled with police while trying to […]

Statues boarded up in London as more protests expected

LONDON (AP) — Authorities in London boarded up monuments including a war memorial and a statue of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill in anticipation of rival demonstrations by anti-racism and far-right protesters, as the city’s mayor urged protesters Friday to stay home because of the coronavirus pandemic. Monuments have become major focuses of contention in […]

Military chief: Wrong to walk with Trump past park protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s top military officer, added to the already extraordinary tension between the Pentagon and President Donald Trump on Thursday, declaring he’d been wrong to stride in uniform with Trump past protesters who had been cleared from Lafayette Square to a photo op at a church. Milley said […]

Not set in stone: Statues fall as Europe reexamines its past

LONDON (AP) — From Confederate monuments in the United States to statues of British slave traders, memorials erected in honor of historical figures have become a focus of protests around the world. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has sparked a reexamination of rigid injustices and inequalities underpinning many […]

The Latest: NBA reminding teams players overseas can return

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The NBA reminded its teams Wednesday that players who are currently outside the U.S. have been cleared to return, though quarantine rules may apply in some areas. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf signed an order last week […]

Many struggling in horse racing hope return brings lifeline

Instead of the Preakness running Saturday in Baltimore with perhaps another heralded Kentucky Derby winner looking to capture the second jewel of the Triple Crown, horse racing is in the midst of transition. And lower and middle class owners are in the cross hairs. Owner Maggi Moss was concerned about the fate of the little […]

Malls, movies and more: A look at reopenings by state in US

The reopening of the economy and loosening of coronavirus-prompted restrictions remain uneven and varied throughout the U.S. as governors watch case numbers and weigh caution against desires to ramp up business. Texas, Oklahoma, and Montana are among states newly allowing restaurants to reopen. Malls, movie theaters and other venues are reopening in several states. Some […]

The Latest: Former NHL enforcer Laraque tests positive

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former NHL enforcer Georges Laraque has tested positive for COVID-19. The 43-year-old Laraque made the announcement on social media Thursday in a post showing him in a hospital gown. “I guess I’m not invincible, just got diagnosed with Covid, since […]

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