Tim Layden

The story behind Justify’s positive drug test: A misleading bombshell scoop, a damning lack of transparency and another unforced error by racing officials


The 2018 Triple Crown winner and his trainer, Bob Baffert, seemingly didn't deserve that crown when a report surfaced about a failed test before the Kentucky Derby. But it's not that simple. [more]

Gridiron, Gone: After the NFL, peace for some, uncertainty for others


Here are the stories of five players who retired before the start of the 2019 season: Three who played more than a decade; one who stepped away suddenly after five years in the league; and one who played just one season before his body gradually gave out. Each has a story of his own, each different from the others in ways both large and small. [more]