Castrodale: 20 reasons to watch Kentucky Derby Castrodale: From wacky hats to "the most exciting 2 minutes," the Run for the Roses is a total thrill... Churchill Downs somehow manages to be both timeless and anachronistic. Yes, it now has a set of thickly carpeted luxury suites and the famous twin spires have been refurbished more than Bruce Jenner’s face, but visiting the grounds still feels like you’ve stepped into a time machine that could drop you off anywhere between the late 19th century and the middle of last week. More
The Right's Plan to Beat the Republican Establishment: Act Like the ... - National Journal ... to be a prize recruit in Kentucky Senate ... It also put on bus tours and grassroots rallies for ... and like-minded groups don't need to win ... 12/17/2014 - 7:46 am | View Link
Thrill List: Horse racing - SI.com 8. Funny Cide The 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner failed to win the Belmont and the ... style made his name synonymous with rallies from 12/17/2014 - 4:53 am | View Link
Valiant effort falls short as Kansas runs out of magic in title game - SI.com ... over his head and nearby as Kentucky players ... hours earlier, just after Kansas's win over Ohio ... even closer together." Kansas needed ... 12/17/2014 - 4:52 am | View Link
2014 NCAA Tournament Central - Big Ten Conference Nebraska Volleyball's Season Ends to BYU - Channel 8 Eyewitness News 12/14/2014 - 11:59 am | View Link
Micromanage rallies past Vyjack at Aqueduct - ESPN.com Micromanage wins Big A's Queens County Stakes - Boston Herald 12/13/2014 - 9:28 am | View Link
WKU rallies, wins at Ole Miss OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Western Kentucky rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Mississippi 81-74 on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum. The Hilltoppers (4-4) used a 30-9 run in the second half to build a 69-63 lead. Ole Miss (6-3) pulled to within 69-66 with two minutes left on LaDarius White's free throw, but T.J. Price's jumper with 1:17 left extended the Hilltoppers' lead to two ... 12/13/2014 - 9:49 pm | View Link
No. 1 Kentucky rallies to beat Columbia LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky's next big test was supposed to come this weekend against a national powerhouse, not during a midweek game against an Ivy League school missing its best player. 12/11/2014 - 10:17 am | View Link
UCLA rallies in 2nd half to beat UC Riverside 77-66 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Another slow start had UCLA coach Steve Alford questioning his team's toughness at halftime. He demanded to know who was going to be a leader and bring energy against an upstart UC Riverside team. 12/11/2014 - 2:21 am | View Link
College basketball: No. 1 Kentucky rallies past Columbia Cal's Wallace scores 17 points in win over Wyoming 12/11/2014 - 1:18 am | View Link
South Carolina rallies to stay atop women's poll South Carolina was able to pass its first tough road test of the season to remain No. 1. Now the Gamecocks won't see another ranked team until facing Kentucky in the middle of January. 12/9/2014 - 6:12 am | View Link
Vanderbilt rallies to beat Western Carolina 99-79 93-81 Mocs shoot the lights out against Northern Kentucky, 93-81 Greg Pryor and Ronrico White combined for 44 points to lead the Chattanooga Mocs to a 93-81 win over Northern Kentucky in a shootout. Pryor's 24 was a career high as his Mocs shot a season ... 12/16/2014 - 4:31 pm | View Link
Western Kentucky rallies to Mississippi 81-74 OXFORD, Miss. — Recent experience helped Western Kentucky rally for a surprising road win over a Southeastern Conference opponent. The Hilltoppers beat Mississippi 81-74 on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum, coming back from a 16-point deficit in the second ... 12/15/2014 - 5:58 am | View Link
Micromanage Rallies to Win Queens County They'll get a little bit of a break over the holidays and bring them back in January." Bred in Kentucky by Fiona Craig and Dermot Cantillon from the Flying Paster mare Catnip, Micromanage was a $170,000 purchase by J.J. Crupi, agent for Repole Stable ... 12/13/2014 - 11:59 am | View Link
No. 1 Kentucky rallies to beat Columbia I mean, literally, not making like open shots, shooting air balls, and missing them so poorly, open shots." The 10-point win was Kentucky's smallest margin of victory this season, but it wasn't the first time the Wildcats (10-0) underperformed against a ... 12/10/2014 - 6:49 pm | View Link
No. 1 Kentucky rallies to beat Columbia They trailed 11-0 in the first half, 25-23 at halftime and didn't take their first lead until there was 13:18 left in the game. The 10-point win was Kentucky's smallest margin of victory this season. 12/10/2014 - 6:14 pm | View Link
World Rally Championship The World Rally Championship (WRC) is a rallying series organised by the FIA, culminating with a champion driver and manufacturer. The driver's world championship and ... 12/17/2014 - 5:15 pm | View Website
2014 Kentucky H.O.G. Rally | Detail 2014 KY State H.O.G. Rally June 4 - 7, 2014 RALLY SITE - Hamburg Area - Bryant Road, Lexington, KY Kentucky is BEAUTIFUL in early June! Foals are prancing on new legs ... 12/17/2014 - 5:08 pm | View Website
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The greatest Comback in NCAA Basketball Kentucky erases a ... 1994 one of if not the craziest games in NCAA basketball History. LSU starts off on FIRE!, then up by 31 POINTS in the 2nd half they go cold, Kentucky puts ... 12/16/2014 - 7:58 am | View Website
Cavs Rally To Beat Raptors ESPN Video: Highlight Of The Night: LeBron James scored 35 points, and the Cavaliers rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to top the Raptors 105-101. 12/9/2014 - 8:09 pm | View Website
The Kansas City Royals signed former Atlanta Braves right-hander Kri Medlen, who is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery, to an $8.5 million, two-year contract.
Coach Marc Trestman said Cutler will be available as the backup for Sunday’s game at Soldier Field, where boos have rained down on a team that is 5-9 and playing out the string after starting the season with legitimate hopes of a playoff run.
The Panthers’ Cam Newton, who is recovering from injuries suffered in a car crash, will “probably” start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns barring any physical setbacks this week, Carolina coach Ron Rivera said.
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (hip injury) was limited in practice.
The Seattle Seahawks signed linebacker K.
Fantasy owners have been whining all week about how Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning picked the wrong time to have bad games last Sunday.
Chargers at 49ers (-2.5): San Francisco is dead, but it played hard last week …
Bills (-5.5) at Raiders:
Oakland wins, gets blown out, wins, gets blown out and … at least wins against the spread.
Robert Griffin III is the only QB with worse body language than Jay Cutler.
Vikings at Dolphins (-6.5): Injuries and bad coaching have done in a talented Miami team again this season.
Might just give Jim Harbaugh a blank check.
Falcons at Saints (-6): Spread looks too high, but New Orleans is due for an easy home win.
Patriots (-10) at Jets:
Chiefs at Steelers (-3): Dwayne Bowe seems to have woken up from a season-long nap, just in time for a big game against a bad pass defense.
Browns at Panthers (off): Off the board because of Cam Newton’s uncertainty.
Ravens (-4.5) at Texans: A lot of actors can’t pull off being the leading man.
Road favorite is a bad role for Baltimore.
Giants at Rams (-5): St.
Couch Potato’s Guide to watching bowl games
With the avalanche of 39 postseason games starting Saturday, longtime coach potatoes realize they need a plan to maximize viewing pleasure while minimizing effort.
 as a public service, we provide our annual Couch Potato’s Guide to the bowl season.
 seasoned couch potatoes are shouting “Hallelujah!” this year because the first college football playoff will help recapture the prized bowl experience of the past.
New Year’s Day used to be sacred, reserved for the very best of college football.
After years of going astray, the New Year’s Day gorge has returned with 12 continuous hours of college football excellence.
All 10 teams in the five-game bonanza are ranked in the College Football Playoff Top 25, with all three of this year’s Heisman finalists as well as the Heisman winner from last year on display against top-shelf competition.
Coach potatoes already are calculating how many snacks are needed to accommodate that glorious bowl-watching marathon.
To quantify the viewing appeal of each game, we provide a Watchability Meter (or WM), a rating from
Clayton Valley-Concord’s football team started 16 weeks ago with a 55-7 win over Carson-Carson City (Nevada) and it will end Saturday in Carson (Los Angeles County) at the CIF state Division II title game.
The Eagles (15-0) have piled up a Bay Area record 803 points and a Northern California record for rushing yards (6,630 yards), which ranks No.
Ten games into Cuonzo Martin’s head coaching career at Cal, he’s 9-1 — the school’s best start since the 2001-02 season.
 the impressive record may not accurately reflect the Bears’ level of play.
According to Kenpom.com, a ranking system that takes into account Cal’s strength of schedule, the Bears are 53rd in the country this year, compared with 64th last season.
Cal, which plays Eastern Washington on Friday night, sits just outside the top 25 in the Associated Press and USA Today coaches polls.
The Bears rank No.