The 137th running of the Preakness takes place Saturday afternoon in Baltimore. Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another is vying for the second jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown. The horse, his trainer and his owner all hail from Southern California, and NPR'S Carrie Kahn reports hopes are high that a big win will give a much-needed boost to horse racing in the Golden State.
The flame for the London Olympics, which was ignited by the rays of the sun in the 2,800-year-old Temple of Hera in Greece, arrives in the UK Saturday. It was carried from Olympia in a lantern that flew aboard a gold-painted plane. Vicki Barker has more on the flame's relay race to London.
In the NBA, the Miami Heat have a lot to prove against the Indiana Pacers, and in the NHL, the L.A. Kings are proving it. Plus, a farewell to Cub pitcher Kerry Woods. Host Scott Simon talks to ESPN columnist Howard Bryant about the week in sports.
Life can become a whole lot happier for trainer Doug O'Neill if Derby winner I'll Have Another wins the Preakness. A victory over 8-5 morning-line favorite Bodemeister and nine other rivals would set up a Triple Crown attempt in the Belmont Stakes.
The cyclists who participated in Friday's National Bike to Work Day likely planned their ride based on several criteria, from convenience to safety. Those same concerns help determine how "bikeable" a city is, according to a new study by the Walk Score website.
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