Rose acknowledges tension with Bulls (Yahoo Sports) - Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose acknowledged tension between members of his inner circle and team management. Rose told the Chicago Sun-Times in an article posted Thursday that he knows ''it's been there.'' ''I'm happy I didn't personally see it,'' Rose said. It bothered me because when I wasn't around, I would hear from certain people that everything wasn't all right.'' There has been speculation in recent years of tension between the organization and Rose's camp. The newspaper cites unidentified organization sources as saying the strain was over members of his inner circle taking shots at the organization and Rose not playing a bigger role in recruiting Carmelo Anthony. Yankees get Drew, Prado in deadline deals (Yahoo Sports) - The New York Yankees have acquired infielder Stephen Drew and infielder-outfielder Martin Prado in two deals meant to help boost a foundering offense for a playoff run. Drew was acquired from the Boston Red Sox with $500,000 for Kelly Johnson on Thursday and Prado came from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league slugger Pete O'Brien and either cash or a player to be named. ''We're obviously trying to improve our offensive output and give Joe (Girardi) flexible options,'' Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said of his manager. Struggling second baseman Brian Roberts will be designated for assignment to make room for Drew. Johnson to take a break from golf - Dustin Johnson of the United States has ruled himself out of the Ryder Cup after deciding to take a break from golf. Home favourite Child wins silver medal - Another decent start for Woods at Firestone (Yahoo Sports) - Tiger Woods took another step on one of his favorite courses toward showing his game might be turning around. Woods made six birdies Thursday to account for his mistakes and opened with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational. He was still four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, who shot 64 on a perfect day for scoring at Firestone. Justin Rose was among five players at 65, while 27 players in the 76-man field at this World Golf Championship broke par. Rich get richer: Price traded to Tigers (Yahoo Sports) - The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in a blockbuster deal Thursday. The Rays received left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers. Tampa Bay also got infielder Nick Franklin from Seattle, with Detroit outfielder Austin Jackson going to the Mariners. Jackson was removed from Detroit's game against the Chicago White Sox with one out in the top of the seventh inning. The inside story of the great Southampton sell-off - Broken pacts, discontent and a silent owner - sports reporter Ben Smith on the background to Saints' £92m player sale. From headline act to supporting role - Is there still a place for trailblazer and television star Louis Smith, after being beaten by the gymnasts he inspired? Orioles get Miller in trade with Red Sox (Yahoo Sports) - The AL-East leading Baltimore Orioles fortified their bullpen Thursday, obtaining Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox for minor league left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez. Miller provides the Orioles another solid left-hander among a crop of relievers that has flourished this season, led by Darren O'Day (3-1, 1.10 ERA) and lefty Zach Britton (3-2, 1.65 ERA, 21 saves). ''With the two really talented left-handed relievers at the end of the game, along with Darren O'Day, it gives us a very, very formidable backend of the bullpen,'' Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said. Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp (Yahoo Sports) - Marshawn Lynch has joined Seattle Seahawks training camp after missing the first week. Lynch arrived on Thursday afternoon following the team's morning practice. Lynch has missed the first week of training camp unhappy with his contract status. With Lynch away, the Seahawks have let Robert Turbin and Christine Michael get the bulk of carries during camp.

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Del Mar moves races off turf after latest injury (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 1, 2014, 3:18 am]
A horse was injured on the new turf course in the seventh race at Del Mar on Thursday, prompting the seaside track to discontinue racing on the surface for the rest of the week. Nine horse deaths have occurred since the summer meet began on July 16. Serious was pulled up on the far turn by jockey Francisco Duran. The turf course was approved by safety officials from the California Horse Racing Board on Tuesday.

Mahalo Princess pulls upset at Del Mar (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: August 1, 2014, 3:02 am]
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Mahalo Princess held off 8-5 favorite Upbeat Mood by a head to win the $77,000 feature at Del Mar on Thursday.

Sinistra wins Evan Shipman at Saratoga (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 31, 2014, 10:29 pm]
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Sinistra edged Big Business by a nose Thursday in the $100,000 Evan Shipman for New York-breds at Saratoga Race Course.

Horse euthanized after being injured at Saratoga (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 31, 2014, 9:45 pm]
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Thoroughbred Lavender Road has been euthanized after breaking her neck when she fell from heat stroke while leaving the paddock at Saratoga Race Course.

Wake Up Nick wins Graduation Stakes at Del Mar (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 31, 2014, 1:54 am]
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Wake Up Nick won the $100,000 Graduation Stakes for 2-year-olds by 4 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Wednesday.

Stars Above Me wins Coronation Cup at Saratoga (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 10:59 pm]
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Favored Stars Above Me burst through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and pulled away for a 2 1/4-length victory Wednesday in the $100,000 Coronation Cup at Saratoga Race Course.

Churchill Downs, Saratoga close to management deal (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 30, 2014, 3:24 pm]
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Churchill Downs Inc. says it's finalizing a deal with the operators of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in upstate New York to manage it and another gambling facility in Colorado.

Father Patrick 4-5 favorite for Hambletonian (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 11:25 pm]
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J (AP) -- Father Patrick puts a 15-race winning streak on the line as the 4-5 favorite in the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack.

Deaths of eight race horses at California track probed (Reuters) [Yahoo! Sports: July 29, 2014, 12:09 am]
By Marty Graham SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - California horse racing authorities are investigating the deaths of eight horses at a Southern California race track within the first two weeks of the racing season, a number described as unusually high, officials said on Monday. By Saturday, five horses had been injured while running races at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club race tracks and then had to be euthanized, while two more died while training or exercising, the track said. After the move, an eighth horse, a two-year-old colt named Chilled Mousse, was injured on Sunday on the older track and had to be put down. "There's no question that it is unusual to have that many deaths at one track, especially the ... horses that died on the grass," said Mike Marten, spokesman for the California Horse Racing Board, a state body.

Big Macher scores upset in Bing Crosby at Del Mar (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 28, 2014, 3:33 am]
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Big Macher won the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar.

Bayern wins Haskell Invitational (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 10:25 pm]
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Bayern won the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park, extending trainer Bob Baffert's record for victories in the 3-year-old stakes to seven.

Fed Biz wins San Diego Handicap at Del Mar (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 3:54 am]
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Fed Biz won the $200,000 San Diego Handicap by 5 1/4 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert at Del Mar on Saturday.

Del Mar to move 2 turf races after horse deaths (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 27, 2014, 3:42 am]
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Del Mar will shift two turf races scheduled for Sunday to the dirt and make other adjustments after the deaths of some horses since the summer meet began nearly two weeks ago.

Wicked Strong wins Jim Dandy at Saratoga (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 11:43 pm]
Wicked Strong took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist by 2 1/4 lengths Saturday in the Grade 2 $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga Race Course. Ridden by Rajiv Maragh, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.16 on the fast main track and paid $6.40, $3.10 and $2.40. Tonalist made a bold move and I thought, 'It's going to be a good horse race.' ... Wicked Strong dug in and found extra and pulled away at the end.'' Jimmy Jerkens trains Wicked Strong for Centennial Farms. He was followed by Kentucky Derby runner-up Commanding Curve, Ulanbator and Legend.

Geeky Gorgeous captures Monmouth Park feature (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 10:44 pm]
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Geeky Gorgeous set the early pace and then drew off to win the $75,000 Regret Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, beating Salamera by 4 1/2 lengths.

Irish Surf wins Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 26, 2014, 3:33 am]
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Irish Surf won the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap by 8 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Friday.

V.E. Day wins Curlin at Saratoga Race Course (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 11:15 pm]
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- V.E. Day won in his stakes debut to give jockey Jose Lezcano his 2,000th victory, rallying from last to edge Charge Now by a head Friday in the $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga Race Course.

Bench Light wins Del Mar feature (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 25, 2014, 4:10 am]
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Bench Light won Del Mar's $94,882 feature race Thursday, beating Money Clip by 6 1/4 lengths on the infield Jimmy Durante grass course.

Pure Sensation wins $100K Quick Call at Saratoga (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 9:40 pm]
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Pure Sensation overcame a tough trip to nail Choctaw Chuck at the wire Thursday and win the $100,000 Quick Call by a nose at Saratoga Race Course.

Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate euthanized (The Associated Press) [Yahoo! Sports: July 24, 2014, 9:32 pm]
Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate has been euthanized after the colt severely injured his leg in a training accident. A veterinarian at the seaside track said Thursday that Dance With Fate ruptured two of the three large patella ligaments in his right rear leg earlier in the morning. Dr. Helmuth Von Bluecher says the injury was complicated by possible infection and further injuries in the area, which meant the colt would not be able to bear weight. Dance With Fate was galloping at 5:30 a.m. when he bolted to the outside fence near the far turn, crashed into the fence and fell, dumping exercise rider Joe Durant, who was hospitalized with unknown injuries.

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