Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit cleared to race at Preakness Stakes, is 9-5 favorite to win

Medina Spirit, which drew the No. 3 position for Saturday’s race in Baltimore, will be subject to additional testing.
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Odds, analysis and post positions for the 2021 Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the No. 3 position, is under scrutiny after testing positive for betamethasone.
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What the Nats-Yankees series revealed about Dave Martinez’s bullpen vision

In the past, Martinez has hinted about matching up his relievers instead of having defined roles. But he mostly remains committed to the latter.

Jonathan Allen’s work with Washington’s homeless youth is inspired by his own experience

Jonathan Allen has emerged as a potential cornerstone for Washington, including off the field.

Bradley Beal calls Kent Bazemore a ‘straight lame’ for joking about his hamstring injury

Warriors reserve Kent Bazemore took a jab at the Wizards’ Bradley Beal, who hurt his hamstring while pursuing Stephen Curry in the NBA’s scoring race. Then Beal took the beef to Twitter.
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A career spent in a long, rich conversation with friends and neighbors about a mutual love of sports has been a sinfully good time.

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?

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.
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A college pitcher is turning the theft of his prosthetic arm into a charity drive

Parker Hanson, a reliever at Augustana University in South Dakota, has received a waiver from the NCAA that allows him to raise money for a new prosthetic, with any additional funds going to charity.

Medina Spirit heads to Preakness without Bob Baffert; testing on colt’s sample continues

As Medina Spirit’s second test sample is sent out to a lab, trainer Bob Baffert takes to Fox News in the wake of his suspension by Churchill Downs.

Kenny Mayne announces ESPN departure, and network signs Chris Berman to multiyear extension

Mayne, who reportedly declined to take a pay cut to stay at ESPN after working for the network full time since 1994, described himself on social media as a “salary cap casualty.”

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T.J. Oshie was not at Monday’s practice and is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
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