It was a day of triumph and tragedy at Churchill Downs on Saturday, as favorite Big Brown ran against his post-position odds for the win and lone filly Eight Belles fell at the finish line and had to be euthanized.
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Having to take their claim all the way to Game 7 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs, the Boston Celtics proved they were the better team, defeating the Atlanta Hawks in a 99-65 blowout.
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It took 5 hours, 14 minutes and four overtimes, but the Dallas Stars edged the San Jose Sharks to move on to the Western Conference Finals. Brendan Morrow knocked in the winning goal on a power play 9:03 into the fourth OT.
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Oscar De La Hoya
As expected, the Golden Boy's first of three fights on his farewell tour was merely a tune-up. A rout. An utter domination. Oscar De La Hoya beat Steve Forbes by unanimous decision after 12 rounds, bringing the champ closer to his chance to avenge that 2007 Mayweather loss.
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NASCAR Sprint Cup
With his first victory of the year, Clint Bowyer claimed his second Sprint Cup victory at the Dan Lowry 400 in Richmond on Saturday. Bowyer moved from the 31st spot in the race to first, beating both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Denny Hamlin.
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Anthony Kim took the Wachovia Championship, becoming the youngest player to win on the PGA Tour in six years. The 22-year-old posted a 3-under 69 on Sunday for a five-shot win over Ben Curtis.
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Sean Avery hospitalized
New York Rangers star Sean Avery was rushed to the hospital with a lacerated spleenlate after the team's Game 3 loss to Pittsburgh last Tuesday. He was released the next day, just in time for Game 4, but his teammates couldn't make do without him, getting eliminated from the playoffs with a 3-2 loss.
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LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was finally given the ax after a string of rule-breaking and team-distracting antics. The MVP of the SEC Championship game "didn't fulfill his obligation as an LSU student-athlete," said coach Les Miles.
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With 38 points, including 21 from the line, Kobe Bryant led the Lakers past the Jazz in Game 1 of the second round of the playoffs. The three-time champion is reportedly on his way to earning his first NBA MVP award.
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Colts Harrison questioned
Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison was questioned about a shooting near his bar in Philadelphia. He is not considered a suspect, but he did acknowledge to carrying a gun.
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