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  • Bodemeister still the favorite at Pimlico

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Just like in the Kentucky Derby, Bodemeister is the favorite in the Preakness.
    This time, Bob Baffert intends to justify the odds.
    Despite finishing second in the Derby, Bodemeister was installed as the 8-5 favorite for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown. The colt, trained by Baffert, set the pace at Churchill Downs before being overtaken in the stretch by I’ll Have Another, who won by 1½ lengths.
    I’ll Have Another is the second-favorite in the Preakness at 5-2.
    Baffert, a five-time Preakness winner, was delighted to receive the No. 7 post in the 11-horse field.

  • Lakers struggling to right the ship

    Kobe Bryant hit his only shot that really mattered, then celebrated by slapping hands with Justin Timberlake. In the closing seconds of a Game 7 playoff win, the stars were aligning in Los Angeles once again, just like old times.
    Except this was a first-round playoff series against a seriously less talented opponent. And these aren’t anything like old times.
    The Lakers used to swagger through the playoffs with an attitude, mostly because Bryant would always seem to find a way to make them win. Now, after a rout at the hands of Oklahma City in Game 1 of the conference semifinals, even Bryant may not have anything left in his bag of tricks to use against the Thunder.

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  • VIDEO: Saints and Their Fans Deal With Another Scandal

    A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force is investigating allegations that the New Orleans Saints set up general manager Mickey Loomis' booth in the Superdome so he could listen in on opposing coaches.

  • VIDEO: Pat Summitt Steps Aside As Tennessee Coach

    Pat Summitt is stepping aside as Tennessee's women's basketball coach and taking the title of 'head coach emeritus with long-time assistant Holly Warlick being promoted to replace the sport's winningest coach.

  • Cowboys meet Redskins on Thanksgiving Day

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys will get to spend a lot of time at home late in the season.
    While the Cowboys already knew they were playing in the NFL’s kickoff game Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the New York Giants, they now know where and when the rest of their games will be.
    The NFL released its full schedule Tuesday night, and Dallas will play five games at Cowboys Stadium in a span of six weeks before its regular-season finale at Washington. But that also means four road games in five weeks before that.
    The NFC East rival Redskins play at Dallas on Thanksgiving Day for the first time since 2002, potentially with Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III from Baylor as their quarterback.

  • Manning, Broncos face Steelers in Week 1

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Steelers played, Tim Tebow sent them home from the playoffs with one stunning play.
    The next time Pittsburgh plays a game for real, it also will be in Denver.
    Tebow won’t be the opposing quarterback, though. Peyton Manning will be — and he’s certainly capable of an 80-yard TD pass in overtime.
    The entire nation won’t have to wait long to see Manning in a Broncos uniform. The only four-time league MVP will face the Steel Curtain in prime time on the opening Sunday of the NFL season.
    Folks in the Mile High city haven’t been this excited about their quarterback — no not even about Tebow — since John Elway was leading them to five Super Bowls, winning the last two.

  • Kenya's Wesley Korir, Cherop win Boston Marathon

    BOSTON (AP) — Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon on Monday in a heat-slowed unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds.

    A year after Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest marathon in history to win here, Korir won the second-slowest Boston race since 1985. Mutai dropped out after 18 miles with cramps as temperatures rose into the 80s on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square.

    Sharon Cherop won the women's race to complete the Kenyan sweep, outsprinting fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong to win in an unofficial 2 hours, 31 minutes, 50 seconds.

  • Bobby Petrino fired at Arkansas after 4 seasons

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas fired coach Bobby Petrino on Tuesday, saying he engaged in reckless behavior that included hiring his mistress and then intentionally misleading his bosses about everything from their relationship to her presence at the motorcycle accident that ultimately cost him his job.

    "He made the decision to mislead the public, (and it) adversely affected the university and the football program," athletic director Jeff Long said at an evening news conference, choking up at one point as he discussed telling players the news. There was a "pattern of misleading and manipulative behavior to deceive me."