Tim Layden

Roger Angell and Enduring Words

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I didn’t know Roger Angell, which was verifiably my loss, though an unintentional one. The esteemed baseball writer and editor for The New Yorker died on May 20 at the age of 101. Much deserved praise has been shared in the days since, none more eloquent – none close, really – than the one written [more]

Early Voting follows a familiar path and wins the Preakness Stakes

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A horse named Early Voting, who did not run in the Kentucky Derby, won the 147th Preakness in just the fourth race of his life and the first at a track other gritty Aqueduct, right next door to JFK Airport on the edge of Jamaica Bay. [more]

A life in the barn: 86-year-old Wayne Lukas prepares for Preakness with Secret Oath

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Age is but a number for 86-year-old D. Wayne Lukas as he seeks his seventh career Preakness win with Kentucky Oaks champion Secret Oath. [more]