The Preakness Stakes is a horse race steeped in history. Having first been run in 1873, the thoroughbred race is the middle jewel in the run for the Triple Crown. One of the little known traditions during Preakness week at Pimlico is the bath that each horse gets after their early morning workouts. Like most three year olds the horses don’t seem to be thrilled with the mandatory scrub down, but reluctantly suffer through them.
Michael Phelps qualified for finals in the 100 meter butterfly and the 200 meter freestyle at the Arena Grand Prix in Charlotte, N.C. on Friday. He scratched the freestyle event but competed in and won the butterfly event. Last month Ryan Lochte won the 100 meter butterfly at the first meet Phelps competed in since he retired but he did not compete at this meet due to an injury.
After going on the market for originally $29 million in March of 2012, the price for Michael Jordan’s home in Chicago was reduced to $21 million a year later. Now the price tag for the 56,000 square foot mansion has been lowered to $16 million. The home has nine bedrooms, 15 full bathrooms, a full sized indoor basketball court, plus a putting green and a tennis court. The art deco home, with the capacity to house 14 cars, is located north of Chicago on 7.39 acres.
Here is a series of photo compilations from a softball game between Wilde Lake and Oakland Mills high schools on Tuesday, May 6. [More on compiling the photos below.]
From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Saturday, April 19 through Friday, April 25.
Here is a series of photo compilations from a baseball game between two Howard County teams: Atholton and Mt. Hebron on Thursday, April 24. Each image was made in Photoshop using three images taken fractions of a second apart. [More on how I did this below.]
Photos of Meb Keflezighi, Tatyana McFadden and other 2014 Boston Marathon participants and observers.