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At retooled Belmont, stars align for Triple Crown

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Panza celebrated California Chrome's charge to Preakness Stakes victory three weeks ago like most fans at the packed Pimlico Race Course — bumping fists, slapping hands and thinking ahead to Saturday and the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

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Nadal and Djokovic to meet in French Open final

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic.

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Brazil strikes a threat to a smooth World Cup

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse striking workers inside a subway station on Friday, adding to fears that labor unrest could disrupt the World Cup that opens here in six days.

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Browns release linebacker Quentin Groves

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have released outside linebacker Quentin Groves, a special teams' captain with the club last year.

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Lawmaker seeks uniform drug tests in horse racing

The Triple Crown is made up of three races in three states that use three different sets of drug rules.

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Spurs handle Heat, win 110-95 in NBA Finals Game 1

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — "Beat the Heat!" had a whole new meaning in a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.

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Family tradition: Jerkens aims for Belmont upset

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Serious handicappers will pour over the pedigrees of the Belmont Stakes contenders, looking for horses whose lineage suggests the stamina and the class needed to beat California Chrome and deny racing its 12th Triple Crown winner on Saturday.

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Reds get 3 hits, fall to Giants 6-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds lost a series and got another concern about their pitching staff.

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