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142ND KENTUCKY DERBY: Gray area

posted: 05/04/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

The 142nd Kentucky Derby is showing its age, in a gray kind of way.

Commentary: Derby almost left gates sans Espinoza

posted: 05/04/2016 2:37 a.m. Discuss

When the Kentucky Derby is run Saturday at Churchill Downs, Victor Espinoza, the jockey for the past two winners, will be aboard a horse named Whitmore who he never has ridden before.

INTERLEAGUE: Three-run ninth saves Royals in walk-off victory

posted: 05/04/2016 2:32 a.m. Discuss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Lorenzo Cain capped a three-run ninth inning with a two-out single to left, bringing home Mike Moustakas and giving the Kansas City Royals a 7-6 victory over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.

TEXAS LEAGUE: Travs' Weller allows one run while picking up first victory

posted: 05/04/2016 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Blayne Weller entered Tuesday night winless in his first four starts of the season.

NHL PLAYOFFS: Overtime goal lifts Lightning; Tampa Bay grabs series lead

posted: 05/04/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

NEW YORK -- Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their NHL Eastern Conference second-round series.

Second thoughts: Bartolo's swings are good, funny

posted: 05/04/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Bartolo Colon threw eight shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, striking out seven along the way in the New York Mets' 4-1 victory. A performance like that is why Colon -- the oldest player in baseball at 42 -- is still a mainstay in a major league rotation. His at-bats in the first and fourth innings were also quite impressive.

Off the wire

posted: 05/04/2016 2:21 a.m. Discuss

BASEBALL Games may be moved Miami Marlins player representative Tom Koehler said Tuesday the team attended a seminar on the Zika virus that heightened concerns about playing two games in Puerto Rico against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 30-31. A

Baseball: Cardinals score late to down Naturals

posted: 05/04/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

-Springfield didn't take long to respond after Northwest Arkansas scored its only run in the seventh inning.

AMERICAN LEAGUE: Lindor, Tomlin do heavy lifting in Indians' victory

posted: 05/04/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

CLEVELAND -- Francisco Lindor hit a three-run home run off Justin Verlander, scored three times and fell a triple short of the cycle, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

142ND KENTUCKY DERBY: Asmussen's colts hitting best stride

posted: 05/03/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Any good teacher will attest that it takes various levels of patience and coursework to get the best performance out their individual students.

Opening punch

posted: 05/03/2016 2:22 a.m. Discuss

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers withstood a strong comeback by Atlanta to maintain their chokehold on the Hawks with a 104-93 victory on Monday night in the opening game of their second-round NBA Eastern Conference series.

COMMENTARY: Talladega wrecks come at a price

posted: 05/03/2016 2:20 a.m. Discuss

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Nobody needs to be reminded that racing is inherently dangerous. We all know drivers assume the risks. It's understood that no one forces a driver to compete.

Hammel improves to 4-0, Cubs rough up Pirates

posted: 05/03/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

PITTSBURGH -- Jason Hammel raised his record to 4-0 and Anthony Rizzo hit two doubles as the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Monday night.

Cards' Nielson handles Travs

posted: 05/03/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

Trey Nielson pitched six scoreless innings and the Springfield Cardinals defeated the Arkansas Travelers 7-1 on Monday afternoon at Hammonds Field in Springfield, Mo.

Penguins defeat top seed Capitals

posted: 05/03/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

PITTSBURGH -- Patric Hornqvist and Tom Kuhnhackl scored a minute apart in the first period, Matt Murray stopped 47 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins took control of their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal with a 3-2 win in Game 3 on Monday.

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