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HARTFORD, Conn. — Through four bitter years of legal warfare it became hard to imagine anyone emerging a winner from all that mudslinging. But arbitrator Mark Irvings’ decision Thursday gave more than 11 million reasons to raise Kevin Ollie’s arm in triumph. If this is solely about money, it was K.O. by TKO; he got every nickel he was seeking, $11.1 million. If it’s about principle, Ollie won ...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Only a year after Englishman Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile in May 1954, crashing through an invisible, tantalizing and once-immovable barrier, three men did the same in a single race. Some 1,500 would eventually follow. Sports history, and history in general, offers plenty of examples of these dynamics in the wake of such breakthroughs. And, sure, you could ...

Keira D’Amato’s transformation into U.S. marathon record holder is maybe the most stunning story in American sports right now. If you haven’t heard of her, consider: — After a mostly obscure college career at American University and an even less decorated attempt to make it as a pro, D’Amato quit running for eight years. — She spent those years having two children and growing her career as a ...

LOS ANGELES — Once again trainer Bob Baffert had the most number of Southern California horses selected as finalists for the annual Eclipse Awards. The Baffert-trained Medina Spirit, Corniche and Gamine joined Flightline and Ce Ce as nominees to horse racing's biggest honors. In addition, locally based jockey Flavien Prat was chosen in the rider category, and Jessica Pyfer is a finalist for ...

LOS ANGELES — The Hail Mary was caught in the end zone. The hook and ladder resulted in a touchdown. Cam Akers is back. Instead of the standard nine months to a year, Akers returned from a torn right Achilles in less than six months, in time for the Rams' postseason opener on Monday against the Arizona Cardinals at SoFi Stadium. The same Los Angeles-based surgeon who extended Tom Brady's ...