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New York Rangers fire GM Jeff Gorton, president John Davidson

May 5 (UPI) — The New York Rangers fired general manager Jeff Gorton and president John Davidson and promoted Chris Drury to both roles effective immediately, the team announced Wednesday. “We want to thank J.D. and Jeff for their contributions to the organization,” Rangers owner James Dolan said in a statement. “They are both great hockey professionals who worked hard ...

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Highlights of the 2021 Kentucky Derby

Updated: May 1, 2021 at 9:07 PM Some fans were allowed to come to Churchill Downs on May 1, 2021, for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby. Last year’s event was postponed till the fall and eventually ran before an audience of mostly horse owners and trainers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But this year was a more traditional ...

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NFL Draft: Buccaneers take Florida QB Kyle Trask in second round

April 30 (UPI) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected former Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask late in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Friday. The Buccaneers took Trask with the No. 64 overall pick in hopes that he can eventually replace veteran signal-caller and seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. The 43-year-old Brady is under contract for ...

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Good vibes at Churchill Downs as Kentucky Derby 147 nears

April 30 (UPI) — With fans back in the stands, a pleasant weather forecast and a competitive field, Saturday’s 147th running of the Kentucky Derby gets horse racing back to a semblance of normal after a year of pandemic scrambles. Things were going so well on the backstretch two days out from the race that the most popular words from ...

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