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American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

The Bob Baffert-trained horse, ridden by Victor Espinoza, was the favorite heading into the 141st Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

The Orioles Won 8-2, But No Fans Were There To Watch

NPR's Arun Rath talks with Dave Zirin of The Nation about Wednesday's eerily empty ballgame at Camden Yards and what Zirin calls "sports-driven apartheid."

Mayweather Outboxes Pacquiao In A Unanimous Decision

The two fighters went 12 rounds but Floyd Mayweather won the welterweight title in Las Vegas Saturday. They each stand to earn millions.

A Boxing Match And A Derby: The Week In Sports

NPR's Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman chat about tonight's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao; the Kentucky Derby; and the NBA match-up between the Clippers and Spurs.

'Outsider Baseball': Tells Tales Of Obscure Baseball Characters

Gary Cieradkowski's new book is an illustrated compendium of baseball's forgotten characters. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about The League of Outsider Baseball.

Mayweather, Pacquiao Finally Go Head-To-Head This Weekend

Boxers Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are set to fight Saturday night in Las Vegas. Celebrities, sports figures and others have all flocked to the city to see two of the greatest fighters of their era finally box.

Tampa Bay Vetted Jameis Winston Before Choosing Him As No. 1 Draft Pick

NPR's Melissa Block talks with ESPN's Jane McManus about Winston's off-the-field problems, including being accused of sexual assault during his freshman season at Florida State.

Ahead Of The Kentucky Derby, 5 Absurd Rules For Naming Racehorses

"Ocho Ocho Ocho" made it through the name-approval process, but "Preakness Princess" never would.

Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout Draws Fans To Las Vegas

It's been dubbed the fight of the century. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao face off on Saturday. The weigh in is Friday, as well as other fight-themed distractions to keep fans engaged.

Clothing Designer Helps NFL Prospects Suit Up For The Draft

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with clothing designer Boushra Alchabaoun about helping NFL draftees suit up for the draft, which begins Thursday night in Chicago.