Saturday, May 3
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The 140th Kentucky Derby takes place this afternoon at Churchill Downs. The field was reduced to 19 yesterday when the owners of Pablo Del Monte decided to pass on the race. California Chrome was made the early favorite at 5-2 odds, with Wicked Strong at 6-1.
UNDATED (AP) — Six teams are vying for spots in the NBA's conference semifinals by playing seventh games in their opening-round series. The Atlanta Hawks visit the Indiana Pacers in the first game and Oklahoma City hosts Memphis in Game 2 before the schedule concludes with the Los Angeles Clippers entertaining Golden State. The Grizzlies will be without leading scorer Zach Randolph, who received a one-game suspension for punching Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6.
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins host Montreal in Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series. The Canadiens took the opener in double-overtime as P.K. Subban (SOO'-ban) beat Tukka (TOO'-kah) Rask to end it. Later on, the Anaheim Ducks open their Western Conference semifinal series against the visiting Los Angeles Kings, the first time the two clubs have met in the postseason.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR is at Talladega Superspeedway for today's qualifying for the Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup race. David Ragan won last year's rain-delayed race, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. is seeking his sixth victory at Talladega. Joey Logano is hoping for back-to-back wins after capturing last week's race at Richmond.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Angel Cabrera and Martin Flores were co-leaders heading into the third round of the PGA event at Quail Hollow in Charlotte. Flores fired a 68 yesterday and Cabrera countered with a 69, leaving both players 9-under for the tournament and one stroke ahead of Justin Rose.