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Sports Roundup: Basketball, Boxing And Euro Soccer

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the NBA playoffs, Manny Pacquiao's fight and the Euro 2012 soccer competition.

Safety Concerns Scratch Triple Crown Hopes

The Belmont Stakes will run this evening as planned, but there's no chance of a Triple Crown winner at the end of the race. I'll Have Another has been scratched, after his trainer became concerned about a leg injury. NPR's Mike Pesca reports on the move, and the ongoing concern about horse safety and doping in the racing world.

The Road To London Is Paved With Olympic Gaffes

The road to any big event, be it a family reunion, a graduation, or the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, is often pockmarked with screw-ups, flubs, and insensitive oversights. Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish catalog a few of the gaffes leading up to the London games, including torch flame-outs, missing hurdles, and the resurrection of the apartheid-era South African anthem.

Lebron James Shines In NBA Playoffs

Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the NBA playoffs.

I Will Not Have Another: Derby Winner To Retire

There will be no Triple Crown winning this year. Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner "I'll Have Another" has been pulled from Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Audie Cornish talks with Mike Pesca about Friday's announcement that the horse is being retired.