By a nose: Beholder upsets Songbird to win BC Distaff

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — For the last quarter of a mile, Songbird and Beholder refused to yield. They ran neck-and-neck, with their Hall of Fame jockeys looking for the tiniest edge.

  • Written by BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer

Millions celebrate winning Chicago Cubs with parade, rally

CHICAGO (AP) — November blazed like dazzling springtime in Chicago during a massive parade and rally Friday to honor the Cubs' first World Series title in 108 years and fulfill more than a century of pent-up dreams.

  • Written by CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press

Pacquiao fights Jessie Vargas in bout that's a tough sell

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The hook for Manny Pacquiao's latest fight is that he's the fighting politician, as eager to take on problems in the Philippines as he is to take on other welterweights in the ring.

  • Written by TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer