SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — McKinzie won the $1 million Whitney by 1 3/4 lengths at Saratoga on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his first victory in the Grade 1 race.
Tyler Gaffalione seems poised to add his name to the list of all-time great jockeys in horse racing that includes Ron Turcotte, Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, John Velazquez and Mike...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a "musical chairs" feel to it.
Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday's race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Improbable will have Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith aboard if the colt runs in the Preakness on May 18.
Trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday that he was making the...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all.
He picked up the mount on 30-1 shot Cutting Humor, trained by Todd Pletcher, race...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Suddenly, the Kentucky Derby is wide open.
Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched because of a breathing problem Wednesday night, leaving a pair of Hall of Famers on the...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jon Court would set a record as the oldest jockey in the Kentucky Derby when he rides Long Range Toddy this weekend.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — After getting shut out in the series opener, the Colorado Avalanche clamped down defensively to shut down the Western Conference-leading Calgary Flames.
Rantanen scores OT winner, Avs beat Flames 3-2 in Game 4
DENVER (AP) — In the clear, Mikko Rantanen angled his stick back as he waited for the cross-ice pass to arrive. Once it did, he dropped to his left knee to give a little extra.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board has amended proposed changes to rules governing how jockeys may use riding crops in races, while The Jockeys' Guild continues to press its...
DENVER (AP) — Cale Makar didn't take long to accomplish a little bit of history.
One shot on net, to be precise.
The newly signed Colorado defenseman scored a playoff goal in his NHL...
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon came through in the clutch for the Colorado Avalanche — and again showed why he's one of the NHL's best players.
A year after riding Justify to the Triple Crown, Mike Smith has a tough choice about which horse to ride in the Kentucky Derby.
Under Smith, Omaha Beach held off favored Improbable to win...
Tkachuk, Smith lift Flames over Avalanche 4-0 in Game 1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The buzz in the crowd started when Mike Smith came up big with some slick saves during the second period. The chants of "Smitty! Smitty! Smitty!" continued throughout the...
Mike Smith and David Rittich helped the Calgary Flames finish first in the Western Conference.
Yet there are still questions about how far those goalies can carry their team in the...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — It wasn't discussed before the Calgary Flames took the ice Sunday night.
It didn't have to be.
With a first divisional championship in 13 years within their...
Campbell records 2nd shutout, Kings beat Flames 3-0
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The team in last place in the West tripped up the conference leaders Monday night.
Backup goaltender Jack Campbell made 42 saves in his second shutout of the season...
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- Houston ChronicleTop jockeys set to appear at Sam Houston’s racing festivalJanuary 25, 2019
- Star TribuneWild suffers first shutout loss of the season, 2-0 at CalgaryDecember 7, 2018
Giordano leads Flames past Canucks 3-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mark Giordano is having the type of season that has impressed his teammates on a nightly basis.
He was at it again Saturday night, with a goal and two...
Smith makes 18 saves as Flames top Senators 5-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's fourth-line forwards provided all the offense the Flames needed against the Ottawa Senators.
Andrew Mangiapane, Garnet Hathaway and Derek Ryan combined on...
Omaha Beach beats Game Winner in Rebel 2nd division
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Omaha Beach edged 1-2 favorite Game Winner on Saturday in the second division of the $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn after Long Range Toddy staged a neck upset in the...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — With a hot goaltender and a nice run of winning, the Arizona Coyotes have tightened the race for a wild-card playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Bill Peters deadpanned that it was the first time he had heard the question.
What did you learn about Johnny Gaudreau that you didn't know before you started coaching him? Midway through his...
Dubnyk makes 35 saves, Wild beat Flames 4-2
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — On an emotional night in which Calgary retired the jersey of Jarome Iginla, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played the role of spoiler.
Backlund, Andersson score in 3rd, Flames beat Islanders 3-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Calgary Flames used another strong third period to keep their winning streak going.
Mikael Backlund and Rasmus Andersson scored nearly three minutes apart early in...
Mangiapane scores late winner to lift Flames over Ducks 2-1
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Flames rookie Andrew Mangiapane got a lucky bounce and took full advantage.
Mangiapane scored the go-ahead goal with 3:29 left and Calgary beat the Anaheim Ducks 2-1...
Giordano leads Flames to 5-2 win over Coyotes
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Balanced scoring has helped the Calgary Flames snap out of a funk.
Michael Frolik and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist in the third period to help the Flames beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 on Monday.
Gunmetal Gray rallies to win Sham Stakes by 1 length
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Gunmetal Gray rallied from last to win the $100,000 Sham Stakes by a length, giving the gray colt qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby.
Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Gunmetal Gray ran a mile in 1:38.96 at Santa Anita on Saturday.
Smith has 31 saves, Lindholm scores 2 as Flames top Wild 2-0
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Mike Smith pumped his fist at the final buzzer, letting himself enjoy another shutout.
"That's the only time of the game I can celebrate, is when we win the game," Smith said.
Smith made 31 saves, Elias Lindholm scored twice and the Calgary Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Thursday night.
Gaudreau has 4 points, Flames rally past Blue Jackets 9-6
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Gaudreau and the goal scorers on both sides had a fun, wild Tuesday night.
For Calgary goalie Mike Smith? Not so much.
"Not the way you draw it up," Smith said.
Gaudreau had two goals and two assists, and the Flames scored five goals in the second period to rally past the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-6.
"It's just one of those games," said Smith, who combined with Dave Rittich to stop 24 shots. "The chances were there and the pucks were finding a way to get in."
Coach hit by puck, Flames rout Coyotes 6-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, former Coyotes goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout and the Calgary Flames routed Arizona 6-1 on Sunday.
Smith, making his first start in five games, made 28 saves in his first win since Nov. 1.
Calgary led 6-0 before Clayton Keller scored for Arizona with 6:16 remaining.
Three of the Flames' goals were short-handed. The Coyotes have allowed five shorted-handed goals in their last two games.
Hanifin, Jankowski lead Flames to 6-1 romp over Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Calgary coach Bill Peters took one on the chin Sunday, and so did the team his Flames dominated, the Arizona Coyotes.
Noah Hanifin and Mark Jankowski each scored twice, former Coyotes goalie Mike Smith just missed his 38th career shutout and the Flames routed Arizona 6-1.
Smith, making his first start in five games, made 28 saves in his first win since Nov. 1.
Cobb’s buzzer-beater lifts Fordham over Columbia 70-69
NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman Jalen Cobb scored a career-high 16 points and his layup beat the buzzer to send Fordham to a 70-69 victory over upset-minded Columbia on Sunday at the Johnny Bach Classic in the Bronx.
Pavelski leads Sharks in 3-1 win over Flames
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane doesn't know why he keeps putting up big numbers against the Calgary Flames.
Kane had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Flames 3-1 Sunday night.
The 27-year old forward, in his 10th season with his fourth team, now has 10 goals and six assists in 12 career games against Calgary.
Parker scores 21 points, leads Marist over Columbia 82-76
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Brian Parker scored 21 points to lead Marist to an 82-76 victory over Columbia on Saturday night.
Marist (1-1) trailed just once, and led by as many as 13 points in the first half before Columbia cut the deficit to 38-35 at halftime. The Lions pulled to 54-50 midway through the second half. Ryan Funk scored on a dunk and 3-pointer to make it 59-50 and Columbia didn't get closer.
Monahan, Lindholm net 3rd-period goals, Flames top Leafs 3-1
TORONTO (AP) — Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm scored in a 55-second span of the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night.
Lindholm and Monahan each added an assist as Calgary snapped a three-game losing streak. Michael Frolik added an empty-net goal to seal it. Mike Smith made 24 saves.
Nazem Kadri, playing his 500th NHL game, scored for Toronto. Frederik Andersen stopped 31 shots.
Monahan, Lindholm lead Flames past Leafs 3-1
TORONTO (AP) — Booed out of their own building after a lopsided loss last week, the Calgary Flames recommitted to their defensive structure and the move paid off against Toronto.
Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm scored in a 55-second span of the third period to lead the Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Accelerate favored in Breeders’ Cup Classic from No. 14 post
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Accelerate, the California-based 5-year-old who has won five of six starts this year, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic after drawing the far outside No. 14 post for the $6 million race.
Rinaldo scores in 3rd, Predators beat Flames 5-3
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Known more for his toughness, Zac Rinaldo showed he can score, too.
Rinaldo scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.
Struggling Buccaneers fire defensive coordinator Mike Smith
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Smith is out as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, replaced by linebackers coach Mark Duffner.
Riding a three-game losing streak and not showing any signs of being able to fix a porous unit that keeps undermining the team's chances of winning, the Bucs dismissed the former Atlanta Falcons coach Monday after yielding 92 points in the first half of consecutive losses to Pittsburgh, Chicago and Atlanta.
Perron’s hat trick lifts Blues to over Flames 5-3
ST. LOUIS (AP) — David Perron likes his new line.
Perron scored his fourth career hat trick, Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist, and the St. Louis Blues beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Thursday night.
Joel Edmundson also scored and Brayden Schenn had three assists as the Blues won for the first time this season. Jake Allen made 31 saves.
Before the game, Blues coach Mike Yeo moved Perron up to the second line with Schenn and Jaden Schwartz.
Smith, Monahan lead Flames over Predators 3-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Smith and Calgary's defenders were plenty busy in Smith's 37th career shutout.
Smith made 43 saves and Sean Monahan scored twice to lead the Flames to a 3-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Elias Lindholm also scored and Johnny Gaudreau assisted on all three goals for Calgary, winners of two of three.
The loss was Nashville's first after a pair of road wins to open the season.
Buccaneers search for answers on defense during bye week
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay's best start in eight years has dissolved into a .500 record that raises more questions than it answers about whether this finally will be the year the Buccaneers end their long playoff drought.
The Bucs (2-2) weathered Jameis Winston's suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy better than reasonably could have been expected, thanks to Ryan Fitzpatrick becoming the first player in league history to top 400 yards passing in three consecutive games.
Vale Dori scores upset win for Baffert in Zenyatta Stakes
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Vale Dori defeated La Force by three-quarters of a length to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes in an upset at Santa Anita on Sunday.
Abel Tasman, the 1-9 favorite trained by Bob Baffert, finished next-to-last, beaten 10 1/2 lengths. Vale Dori, an 11-1 shot also trained by Baffert, ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.88 under Joe Talamo. The Grade 1 victory earned her an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3.