2020 Apple Blossom Handicap predictions, odds, contenders: Picks from expert who hit exacta at Oaklawn

Several of the country’s best fillies and mares collide on Saturday in the 2020 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. A Grade 1 race for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up, the $600,000 Apple Blossom drew a star-studded and wide-open field of 14. The entrants are Read more

2020 Oaklawn Stakes predictions, odds, contenders: Handicapping champion reveals picks

With the Arkansas Derby rescheduled for May 2, Oaklawn Park’s Saturday card will now be anchored by the 2020 Oaklawn Stakes, a $200,000 race for three-year-olds. The 1 1/8-mile race drew a 13-horse field, including many entrants who originally were targeting the Arkansas Derby. The Bob Baffert-trained Thousand Words is Read more

Four-step plan for Arturas Karnisovas to turn the Chicago Bulls into legitimate NBA contenders again

After months of reports and years of hope from their own fans, the Chicago Bulls finally landed on a new top executive. Former Denver Nuggets general manager Arturas Karnisovas was reportedly hired as their new executive vice president of basketball operations on Wednesday, kicking off a new era for one Read more

2020 Purple Martin Stakes predictions, odds, contenders: Handicapping champion reveals picks

Three-year-old filly sprinters get their chance to enter the winner’s circle on Saturday when they collide in the 2020 Purple Martin Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. The $100,000 race drew 10 entrants, including Frank’s Rockette, a Bill Mott trainee who is the 5-2 favorite in the 2020 Read more

2020 Florida Derby picks, odds, contenders: Predictions from same handicapper who nailed the Pegasus World Cup

Independence Hall will try to reestablish himself as one of the leading Kentucky Derby contenders on Saturday when he leaves the starting gate in the 2020 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. The talented colt was considered among the 2020 Kentucky Derby favorites after he dominated the Nashua Stakes in November, Read more

2020 Florida Derby picks, odds, contenders: Predictions from handicapper who nailed the Pegasus World Cup

Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez can add to their record number of wins when the gate opens for the 2020 Florida Derby on Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Pletcher and Velazquez have won Gulfstream Park’s signature race five times. They’ll go for their sixth with Read more

2020 Louisiana Derby odds, predictions, best contenders: Expert picks from top handicapping champion

The 2020 Louisiana Derby will offer a true stamina test for three-year-olds on the Triple Crown Trail when the starting gate opens on Saturday for the signature race at Fair Grounds Race Course. For the first time in the event’s 126-year history, the Louisiana Derby 2020 will be run at Read more

Why these five NBA playoff contenders could be in better shape when the season resumes

NBA commissioner Adam Silver outlined the rapidly evolving coronavirus situation as it pertains to the remainder of the 2019-20 season on Wednesday. For starters, Silver admitted there is no guarantee the season will resume. Every week the virus isn’t contained puts us closer to that unfortunate reality.  Silver said anything Read more