Recorded Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel, who is scheduled to ride favored Rachel Alexandra in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes, has added his name to another page in the history books. Borel on Thursday became only the fourth rider in the 135-year history of Churchill Downs to win 900 races when he rode War Eagle Lady to victory in the sixth race at Louisville, Ky.
Hired Kansas State has hired John Currie, associate athletic director at Tennessee, as athletic director. A person familiar with the hiring told the Associated Press that Currie, 38, would be introduced at a news conference on Monday.
Returning Swimmer Michael Phelps has arrived in North Carolina for his first meet since his record triumph at the Beijing Olympics. He is coming off a three-month suspension resulting from a picture showing him with a marijuana pipe. He will compete in five events at the Charlotte Ultraswim beginning today: the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.
Filed Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch has filed an appeal with the NFL contesting his suspension without pay for the first three games of the season. Lynch was suspended last month for violating the league’s personal conduct policy after he pleaded guilty in March to a misdemeanor gun charge in Los Angeles.
Back Two-time overall World Cup winner Bode Miller plans to ski next season but won’t commit to the Vancouver Olympics. Miller skipped the final four stops of the last season to spend time with his 1-year-old daughter and said then he was considering retirement.
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