William Nack

William Nack

All William Nack Stories

June 21, 1982

The Class of His Class

Heavyweight champion Larry Holmes laid claim to greatness by beating Gerry Cooney

Sept. 28, 1998

Inside Horse Racing

Inside stall 11 in his barn at Belmont Park, the iron-gray horse heard the voice of his 67-year-old trainer, Hubert (Sonny) Hine, and lifted his ...

April 09, 1984

Thou Swale, thou gritty...

A tough son of Seattle Slew won Woody Stephens a Florida Derby

Aug. 03, 1998

The Wagers Of War

Near the center of the battered city of Beirut, along afive-furlong oval surrounded by a stone wall and high-risesblackened by the guns of war, ...

Jan. 25, 1988


The ballot arrived the other day, the one to choose the 1987 Horse of the Year, and it was with considerable reluctance, even a pang of ...

Nov. 04, 1991


After more than 15 years in organized crime—as a soldier and later as a fast- rising capo in New York City's Colombo crime family—Michael ...

July 02, 1984

Still no cigar for Howard

Howard Davis lost a close one to WBC lightweight champion Edwin Rosario

Nov. 12, 1984

He's the king of Kingston

Champion Bill Costello pleased his hometown by foiling Saoul Mamby

May 03, 1993

A Discredit to Their Race

The weak field in the Kentucky Derby speaks for the state of the American racehorse

Dec. 20, 1982

The Star That Fell To Earth

Like a meteor, Conquistador Cielo, here gamboling at stud, flared brilliantly. Then, in a race he shouldn't have run, he imperiled his syndicate's $36.4 million gamble

Feb. 03, 1986

'I Want It Twice As Much'

In the face of controversy, amputee Craig Bodzianowski is now doubly determined about his boxing career

Nov. 04, 1985


As if Glenville, Minnesota doesn't have woe enough over the parlous state of its farm economy, the high school football team had an 0-8 ...

July 09, 1984

The Writing Is On The Wall

That Mark Breland, a five-time Golden Gloves champion, will win an Olympic gold medal is as plain as the graffiti on the buildings in Bed-Stuy

Nov. 11, 1985

Some Kind Of Day At The Races

The Breeders' Cup lived up to its all-star billing and Proud Truth's stretch run was a fitting finale

May 05, 1986

Closing In On A Wide-Open Derby

Only stopwatch fractions separate the favorites, Snow Chief and Badger Land, from the best of the rest at Churchill Downs

Jan. 25, 1982

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Even if you catch three-time champ Wilfred Benitez, you probably won't hit him often

June 16, 1980

From Hard Punches, a Life of Ease

The hands that cradle Pedro the bunny on a patio in Panama will rock welterweight champ Sugar Ray Leonard in Montreal—says Roberto Duran

May 06, 1985


The day after the riveting triumph of Chief's Crown in the Blue Grass Stakes, Angel Penna Jr., the trainer of Rhoman Rule, whose victory in the ...