BALTIMORE (AP) — Early Saturday morning, Shug McGaughey was walking back and forth in front of the stakes barn at Pimlico. The trainer of Orb said he had experienced a variety of emotions during the week, and those mixed feelings remained as the race drew near.
NEW YORK (AP) — Half-moon hoops, double rims, chain-linked fences for out-of-bounds lines and no net that anyone can recall. Such is the imperfect urban landscape of playground basketball, what many consider the truest expression of the sport.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Bylsma has spent more than four years watching Sidney Crosby be Sidney Crosby. The Pittsburgh Penguins coach doesn't think his captain has ever been better than he was during a 4-3 victory over Ottawa on Friday night that put Pittsburgh in firm control of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
BALTIMORE (AP) — There are only two outcomes when it comes to Saturday's Preakness Stakes — either the Kentucky Derby winner Orb wins the race to set up a Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, or another horse pulls an upset and prevents a shot at history.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orb is ready for his whirl at history. The Kentucky Derby winner was in a playful mood the day before the Preakness, making faces for photographers between nibbles of grass outside his stall at Pimlico Race Course.
Is Michael Phelps planning a comeback? A report Friday night from WBBH, an NBC television affiliate in Fort Myers, Fla., said Phelps will return to swimming with an eye toward competing at the 2016 Rio Olympics.