Oxbow's trainer D. Wayne Lukas talks about winning his sixth career Preakness Stakes. Wayne says he has some dear friends in the business, but he gets "paid to spoil dreams." Lukas has a vast amount of respect for his competitors, but when it comes to race day, it's all business.
- NBC Sports | NBC on Yahoo! Sports – 19 hours ago
Claiming his first Preakness Stakes win in 12 years, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens talks about how special this win is compared to his others. Stevens says the lack of attention and underdog status fueled him and Oxbow to dig deep for the victory. He also says he knew Oxbow would pull off the win at the half mile pole, showing the immense confidence he has in the horse.
Oxbow takes advantage of its underdog status to win the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes; heavy-favorite and Kentucky Derby winner Orb finishes fourth. Jockey Gary Stevens’ third Preakness victory means the quest for horse racing’s next Triple Crown winner will have to wait another year.
George Hill will play in Indiana’s crucial, and potentially series-deciding, Game 6 against the New York Knicks on Saturday.
“We did everything by the book,” Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel told the media in the hours before his team’s match with the Knicks. Vogel told the media that his team’s medical staff, in concert with the NBA, put George Hill through all the proper paces as he recovered from a concussion suffered in Game 4 of his team’s series against the New York Knicks. Hill missed Game 5 because of that concussion, surprising most who witnessed both his brilliant play during the Game 4 win and affable demeanor post-game.Read More »from George Hill will play in Game 6 despite a concussion suffered on Tuesday
NASCAR is a sport full of double-entendres and this one in Charmin's is one of the better ones we've ever seen.
This is the billboard that's on the grandstands at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend. According to AutoWeek, it's a two race deal between the track and the company, which also has a "Stop Skidmarks" banner on the pit wall. Will it prevent drivers from peeling out of their pit stalls and laying rubber on the track?
Charmin is also handing out free samples. No word if CMS took the giveaways as an opportunity to save some money and not stock the track bathrooms.Read More »from The best NASCAR track billboard ever?
Already crowned Ligue 1 champions, PSG strolled to a 3-1 win against Brest in David Beckham's final match before his retirement. Beckham was given a rare start and wore the captain's armband, along with a special pair of boots (pictured below) he designed himself with the names of each of his four kids and the shirt numbers he wore throughout his career. When he was subbed off in the 82nd minute, he was in tears as his 20-year career comes to an end at the age of 38.
Though PSG still has one more match at Lorient, Beckham made it clear this would be his last. "I feel a lot of satisfaction and emotion," Beckham said after the game. "Tonight is the end of my career for sure."
Beckham assisted PSG's second goal against Brest with one of his signature corner kicks, which Blaise Matuidi headed into the net. After the final whistle, Beckham returned to the pitch all smiles and his teammates tossed him into the air.
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For most sports fans, the Preakness exists for one reason: to serve as a to-do list item for any potential Triple Crown winner. But on Saturday, Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner and potential Triple Crown challenger, couldn't break free. Oxbow won, and there will be no Triple Crown in horse racing in 2013.
Eight times in the last sixteen years, a horse has won the first two races of the Triple Crown, and eight times has fallen short. This year, Orb appeared primed for a near-certain victory, with a powerful Derby finish and steady hand Joel Rosario atop the saddle. Orb started on the rail, a difficult position to begin, and hit the quarter pole in mid-pack. Oxbow led at the first turn by two lengths. Orb broke to the outside in the back stretch, and had difficulty making headway through a thick pack. Oxbow retained the lead through virtually the entire race, and won the race going away in a time of 1:57.54.
Shortly before post time, Orb was at 3/5Read More »from Oxbow wins Preakness Stakes; Orb finishes fourth, will not win Triple Crown
Winning over professional wrestling fans in the 1980s and early 90s was never a problem for Jake “The Snake” Roberts (real name: Aurelian Smith Jr.). In fact, he was a master at controlling their emotions and getting the exact reaction he desired every time he performed.
Unfortunately, he was dealing with a little tougher crowd on Friday night when he performed “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the Braves-Dodgers game at Turner Field.
No, those weren’t D-D-T chants (Jake’s famous finishing move throughout his 30-year career) ringing through the stadium as he become accustomed to hearing. That was more of a mixed reaction, as in a mix of boos and what the 'blank' is going on out here.
It was a shaky performance, undoubtedly, but not nearly the worst seventh inning stretch we've seen over the years. And besides, Vince McMcMahon never paid him to sing, and the 93,000 fans who showed up at Wrestlemania 3 in Pontiac, Mich certainly didn‘t pay to hear him sing (that's why Alice Cooper was in his corner). He was a wrestler, and for a ten year stretch during wrestling’s golden era there were few capable of performing at a higher level.Read More »from Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts sings ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ at Turner Field (Video)
Going into the first tight turn of the James W. Murphy Stakes, jockey Emilio Flores falls off his horse Yougotthatgoinforu. While it looks like a hard fall for both jockey and horse, both were fine at the conclusion of the race. Flores says “the horse was just unmanageable,” and was not the only rider to fall during the race.
- Mark Townsend | Big League Stew – Sat, May 18, 2013 4:04 PM EDT
Matt Moore (far left) with Alex Cobb, Jeremy Hellickson and Cesar Ramos. (Rays)When you’re with the same group of people for seven or eight months straight and frequently traveling to new destinations, you almost have to come up with new and creative activities just to keep yourself from going insane.
No professional sports team understands that line of thinking or has embraced it more than the Tampa Bay Rays ever since Joe Maddon took over the reigns in 2006. The end result has been a number of highly entertaining ventures.
From D.J.’s, mariachi bands and penguins in the clubhouse, to their many awesome themed road trips that have seen players donning various costumes and even lettermen jackets on a trip from Texas to Boston earlier this season, the Rays aren't afraid to stand out or do something silly just to keep the clubhouse atmosphere from stagnating.
It's with that established that we now tell you about Tampa Bay's latest themed road trip. It's their 25th different theme since Maddon started the tradition in 2008, and it's among our favorites so far as theRead More »from Matt Moore and Fernando Rodney wear camouflage as part of Rays latest themed road trip
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