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The Triple Crown

A series of three Thoroughbred horse races that have run yearly in May and June since 1875, the “Triple Crown” includes the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. A horse winning all three races receives the Triple Crown Trophy. Eleven have won the Triple Crown, including War Admiral in 1937, Citation in 1948, Secretariat […]

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The Masters

The Masters Tournament is one of the four men’s major championships in professional golf, held in early April at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. The club, with a current roster of about 300 members, was founded in 1934 by Bobby Jones, a famous amateur golf champion, and Clifford Roberts, a New York investment […]

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Tough Guy: Clint Eastwood

“Go ahead, make my day.” Now in realm of cliché, this may be the signature line of a unique American filmmaker. Clint Eastwood (1930-) is known for a variety of accomplishments in film and television, both as an actor (Rowdy Yates, The Man With No Name, Detective Harry Callahan, Josey Wales, Philo Beddoe) and as […]

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2014 Winter Olympics

Ceremonies and events of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi Russia run from Thursday, February 6 through Sunday, February 23.  Coverage of the Opening Ceremony will begin on Friday, February 7 at 6:30pm Topeka time. The Olympics conclude with the Closing Ceremony, broadcast at 7:30pm on Sunday February 23. NBC holds broadcast rights to […]

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Mike Torrez: Major Postseason Player

As this year’s World Series makes it into the record books, we remember a local athlete who pitched in several memorable MLB games, including a Fall Classic. Topeka High’s Mike Torrez made a mark in history having pitched, and won, two complete games in the 1977 World Series for the Yankees. Back then, pitchers were […]

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Lamar Hunt: Sport’s Gentle Giant

In an era of over-the-top sports owners who make more headlines than their teams, Lamar Hunt (1932-2006) was known by most who knew him as a humble, down-to-earth man of exceptional character and thought, despite tremendous wealth and status. Lamar Hunt’s life was not as outwardly colorful (or tragic) as other members of his immediate […]

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