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American Pharoah Wins Preakness Stakes, Has Shot At Triple Crown

Saturday's race at Pimlico Race Course — the second leg of the Triple Crown — was drenched by a driving rain. American Pharoah powered through the mud to win by seven lengths.


Basketball Playoffs And Preakness: The Week In Sports

The field is narrowing in both the NBA and NHL playoffs, and it's time for the Preakness Stakes. Sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins NPR's Scott Simon to talk about the week in sports.

Preakness Stakes Run In The Wake Of Baltimore Riots

With today's running of the Preakness Stakes, Baltimore hopes to celebrate a diversion from weeks of protest that roiled the city.
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With Preakness On The Way, Horse-Racing Fans Worry The Race Will Leave Baltimore

Hanging over Pimlico is the usual rumor; that the Preakness may move out of Baltimore soon, likely to the race track in Laurel, Maryland. This year the rumor has more resonance, though.

Mitt Romney To Fight Evander Holyfield. You Read That Right

Former 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is picking another fight — with Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. It's all for a good cause.

ESPN Documentary Explores Allegations Of Corruption Within FIFA

NPR's Melissa Block talks to ESPN's Jeremy Schaap, whose new documentary explores the accusations of corruption surrounding FIFA President Sepp Blatter's rise to power.

Tom Brady Appeals 'Deflategate' Suspension

The NFL Players Association, which filed the appeal on behalf of the New England Patriots quarterback, is calling for a neutral arbitrator to hear the appeal.

New England Patriots Clarify: 'Deflator' Refers To Weight Loss

The Patriots say staff members used the term "deflate" to talk about losing weight — not about breaking the NFL's rules on football inflation, as the league says.

The Curious World Of Baseball Re-Enactors

When John Coray and other vintage "ballists" gather to compete using 19th century rules and trappings, the base ball diamond becomes a field of dreamers.

Was 'Deflategate' About Tom Brady's Legacy Or His Ego?

The Patriots quarterback was recently suspended for his apparent role in underinflating game balls. For commentator Frank Deford, "Deflategate" is as much about Brady's vanity as it is about victory.