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Preakness Stakes runner Lani a cantankerous colt

Traditional Japanese culture is all about family, respect for elders and conformity. Devotion to duty, perseverance and politeness are paramount. Then there's the other side,...

Steve Matthews' Belmont selections for Friday, April 29

Dream On is fleet-footed and could play out as the controlling speed in first grass start; dangerous. Lady's First also is quick from the gate...

The Latest: Kobe and the Warriors delivered in finales

"You've become the ambassador of basketball," his former Lakers coach Phil Jackson said in the video, which also included comments from actor Jack Nicholson --...

Best snow-themed movies to watch on a snowy day

... at a ski resort. The movie stars Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, John Cusack and Clark Duke. ... Jack Nicholson is at his most frightening...

Jason Pierre-Paul has what could be final surgery on hand

Defensive line coach Robert Nunn and offensive line coach Pat Flaherty were not retained and have interviewed elsewhere . . . Wide receivers coach Sean...

'Late Show' review: The real Stephen Colbert is finally here

The opener: In principle, a fast-cut of Stephen Colbert singing the Star-Spangled Banner from locales around the city and country probably sounded appealing; in practice,...

Belmont champ Tonalist adds Gold Cup to the mantel

"They were going fast enough for them to come back," he said. "From the three-eighths pole, I could see we were going very well. The...

Nassau I team-by-team preview

Kicker Zach Kolodny is a weapon and one of best on L.I. Keller and Petit-Frere anchor typically tough defense. 2. OCEANSIDE SAILORS. 2013 record: 8-2.

Jason Agugliaro has a weekend he'll never forget

After a fast start in which Agugliaro raced "hard," putting considerable distance between him and the rest of the field, the newlywed had to fight...

Reggie Wayne hoping Colts get off to faster start in 2014

The perennial Pro Bowl receiver hitched a ride to training camp Wednesday with two-time Indianapolis 500 pole winner Ed Carpenter to deliver one clear message:...

Brave the open waters and swim on Long Island.

"Open-water swimming is a great way to start the day," says Carol Moore, 59, of Huntington, fairy pod mother of the West Neck Pod (facebook.com/westneckpod,...

Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton find each other, later, in Rob Reiner's 'And So ...

The story behind "And So It Goes" -- in which a narcissistic Realtor (Michael Douglas) becomes a human being under the guidance of a widowed...

Palace Malice, the 2013 Belmont champ, pulls off rare double with Met Mile win

. Published: June 7, 2014 7:46 PM By ED MCNAMARA ed.mcnamara@newsday.com. Palace Malice ... Close Hatches ($7.80) won the three-way battle among America's top 4-year-old...

Rangers Stanley Cup history

Fox News The Blueshirts blew a 5-1 lead before Garnet Bailey slipped the game-winner by Rangers goalie Ed Giacomin in Game 1. In Game 2, it...

Brett Gardner calls his tough game-saving grab 'easy play'

Brett Gardner described the wall-defying, game-saving catch he made to rob Yadier Molina in the 11th inning Monday as an "easy play." His definition of...

Nats knock Niese around, Mets lose 11th of 15 in May

Washington Post But Jayson Werth leaped at the fence in rightfield to rob Daniel Murphy of an extra-base hit. Six weeks ago, the ... Two batters...

California Chrome trainer envisions Preakness win

SFGate By ED MCNAMARA ed.mcnamara@newsday.com. Exercise rider ... Sherman knows the race dynamics will be different, with need-to-lead types Social Inclusion and Bayern likely to supply...

Rangers beat Penguins to force Game 7

On a two-on-one, Carl Hagelin beat Fleury with a backhander at 6:25 after collecting his own pass that had been blocked by Rob Scuderi. The...

New York horses earn respect in Kentucky Derby

By ED McNAMARA ed.mcnamara@newsday.com. Wicked Strong, with Rajiv Maragh aboard, ... Rajiv Marah, on deep closer Wicked Strong, was hindered when the anticipated fast pace...

I may be wrong, but . . . Intense Holiday has best shot of winning Kentucky Derby

By ED MCNAMARA ed.mcnamara@newsday.com. Intense Holiday ... On paper, the pace shapes up as quite fast, which should cook Wildcat Red, Vicar's in Trouble, Chitu...

Speeding in from the Hamptons: Samraat

By ED McNAMARA ed.mcnamara@newsday.com. Samraat ... A slew of front-runners are entered this year, and on paper, the likely fast pace works against Samraat, who...

Al Iannazzone's end-of-season NBA awards and playoff predictions

ESPN Full disclosure: I had a vote for the MVP and Durant was first on my ballot ahead of LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Joakim Noah and...

Wrong gas octane causes engine ping

Gary. Dear Gary: First, you should know the octane rating that is recommended for this vehicle. Any octane used below the recommended octane rating (especially...

U.S. education chief Arne Duncan defends NY leader John B. King Jr., Common ...

WDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News station The Obama administration came to the defense of New York's implementation of the controversial Common Core academic standards...

In honor of 'Mad Men's' final season: Great albums and movies from 1969

"Easy Rider" Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper (and a young Jack Nicholson) drop LSD and go "looking for America." "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"...

Accused Holtsville heroin dealers held on $1M bail

Smith's attorney, George Duncan of Central Islip, said his client maintains his innocence. "We look forward to contesting any evidence they say they have against...

Conacher scores 2 as Sabres beat Oilers 3-1

Notable absences for the Oilers included forwards Jordan Eberle (knee) and Nail Yakupov (ankle), while the Sabres were without defensemen Tyler Myers (elbow) and Alexander...

'Noah' director, Crowe ataudience with Pope Francis

Deadline.com, however, reported that the Vatican extended an olive branch and hosted Crowe, Aronofsky and Paramount executive Rob Moore in the official VIP section of...

Votto, Phillips power Reds to 7-6 win over A's

FOXSports.com By The Associated Press GARY SCHATZ (Associated Press). GOODYEAR, Ariz. - (AP) -- Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips homered to power the Cincinnati Reds past...

'Noah' studio exec Rob Moore says Christians 'will embrace it'

The Guardian In a lengthy feature posted on The Hollywood Reporter's website Tuesday, the director and Paramount vice chair Rob Moore openly discuss the difficulties of...