Sports Report: California Chrome Might Not Race For Triple Crown Title
California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, but he suggested it was a possibility. Sherman says the decision is up to the owners and added, "I know they'll be upset."
UAlbany men's lacrosse fell to Notre Dame Saturday after bringing the game into overtime, the Irish defeated the Danes 14-13. UAlbany women's softball fell in the NCAA Divsion I tournament this weekend to Wisconsin twice.
Brendon Todd has captured his first PGA title by winning the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday. Todd closed with a bogey-free 4-under 66 for a 14-under total and a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir.
In baseball, in interleague play:
In a doubleheader, the Yankees slid past Pittsburgh 4-3 in the first, Pittsburgh bested the Yankees 5-3 in the second.
In the American League, Detroit defeated Boston 6-2, Texas topped Toronto 6-2, Houston beat the White Sox 8-2, Oakland blew out Cleveland 13-3, Kansas City trumped Baltimore 8-6, Seattle won against Minnesota 6-2, and it was the Angels over Tampa Bay 6-2.
In the National League, Washington doubled up the Mets 6-3, Philadelphia out hit Cincinnati 8-3, the Cubs beat Milwaukee 4-2, San Francisco bested Miami 4-1, Arizona defeated the Dodgers 5-3, Colorado topped San Diego 8-6 in 10, and it was Atlanta over St. Louis 6-5.
In the NBA playoffs, Indiana trumped Miami 107-86, giving the Pacers a 1-0 series lead.
In the NHL playoffs, the Chicago Blackhawks have taken Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, which could be a good omen for the Los Angeles Kings who have fallen behind in the last two series in the playoffs. Corey Crawford made just four of his 25 saves in the third period as the Blackhawks completed a 3-1 triumph over the Kings in Chicago. The Rangers have game 2 tonight against Montreal, New York currently lead the series 1-0.
In the WNBA, Minnesota squeaked by Connecticut in overtime 90-87, and Phoenix edged Los Angeles 74-69.