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One thing about Medina Spirit is clear: He should not be allowed to run the Preakness

Maryland officials must do the right thing and ban Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit from the Preakness.

Even if Kentucky Derby winner is disqualified, those who bet on runner-up are out of luck

The denial of payouts for backers of second-place Mandaloun, who will ascend to the 2021 title if a Bob Baffert-trained horse is confirmed as having failed a drug test, could spark a class-action lawsuit against Churchill Downs.
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The NBA has 75 years of history now. Stop judging, and start marveling.

These raging NBA debates cheapen the league’s rich history. Everybody needs to relax.

Wall Street roots. NBA owner’s son. Wisconsin’s next Democratic senator?

Alex Lasry helped make the Bucks a sports leader in social justice causes. But is a wealthy former banker what Democrats need to win in Wisconsin? An interview with the Senate hopeful.

F.P. Santangelo is off the Nationals’ broadcast after sexual misconduct allegation

Santangelo has been on and off Nationals broadcasts over the past week, leading to questions that neither the team nor MASN would answer.
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After covering everything for 52 years, it’s time to see what I missed

A career spent in a long, rich conversation with friends and neighbors about a mutual love of sports has been a sinfully good time.

With private eyes and political muscle, horse racing’s elite pushed to punish dopers

A years-long effort by the sport’s moneyed elite exposed the underbelly of the industry, paving the way for sweeping reforms. But critics see something different: a move by wealthy and politically connected horsemen to strengthen their hold on the industry.

John Skipper’s and Dan Le Batard’s ESPN exits led to a friendship — and a new media challenger

After messy departures from ESPN, the media stars have lofty goals for their new venture, Meadowlark. “We are not going to do the sports version of ’90 Day Fiancé,’” Skipper said.
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Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner, heads into the Preakness under a cloud after drug test

The news comes not long after Medina Spirit provided a record seventh Kentucky Derby win for trainer Bob Baffert, the affable, 68-year-old king of horse racing.

Virginia women’s soccer advances to College Cup semifinals with 1-0 upset of TCU

Lizzy Sieracki, a senior defender, scores her first goal of the season on a 60th-minute header.

Adam Plutko falters, and the Orioles lose their sixth straight vs. the Red Sox

Starter Dean Kremer pitches into the sixth inning, but the reliable reliever can’t keep his runners from scoring.
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Brad Hand has another shaky ninth, and the Nats drop their series finale with the Yankees

Brad Hand has his second straight rough outing, and it costs the Nationals in a 3-2 loss to the Yankees.

DK Metcalf finishes last in his 100-meter heat but turns in a respectable performance

The Seattle Seahawks wide receiver ran the 100 meters in 10.37 seconds, finishing in ninth place.

Capitals’ first-round matchup nearly set as injuries continue to pile up

The Capitals will play either the Boston Bruins or New York Islanders in the first round.

Alex Ovechkin joins Washington Spirit ownership group

Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is the latest high-profile figure with D.C. ties to back the National Women’s Soccer League club.

How Russell Westbrook became the NBA’s triple-double king

The 6-foot-3 point guard tied Oscar Robertson’s all-time career record of 181 triple-doubles Saturday. But what does it mean?
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