BALTIMORE (AP) — Little-known Rombauer sprung an 11-1 upset to win the Preakness on Saturday, passing Medin a Spirit —Bob Baffert’s Kentucky Derby winner — to finish a possible Triple Crown bid that will have carried a large asterisk.
Medina Spirit completed third and won’t go on to the Belmont with a Triple Crown on the road and a possible Derby disqualification hanging over the game.
Baffert was not current at Pimlico Race Course, opting to remain away due to the controversy surrounding Medina Spirit, who examined constructive for the steroid betamethasone in post-Derby testing. All the main focus nonetheless was on 2-1 favourite Medina Spirit, Baffert and his different Preakness runner, Live performance Tour, who went off at 4-1. Medina Spirit was handed for the primary time in his profession by Rombauer, who gained by 3 1/2 lengths over second-place Midnight Bourbon.
Live performance Tour was a disappointing ninth in a 10-horse area.
MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Ok.H. Lee was very happy to play by a gentle downpour within the closing spherical of the AT&T Byron Nelson, and didn’t thoughts ready out a climate delay of greater than two hours Sunday.
The reward was the ultimate spot subsequent week within the PGA Championship.
Lee earned his first PGA Tour victory and the possibility to compete on the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina, changing into the second consecutive Nelson winner from South Korea by ending 25 underneath, three forward of third-round chief Sam Burns.
Heavy rain fell many of the again 9 for the leaders, with employees utilizing squeegees to clear paths on greens and one ball caught in the course of a fast-moving stream on the 18th fairway. The gamers slogged by the deluge earlier than lightning compelled a delay.
Many of the standing water was gone when play resumed 2 hours, 23 minutes later. Lee missed a par putt on 16 to chop his result in two, however answered with two birdies. The solar got here out simply as Lee was ending his 6-under 66.
Burns (70) completed at 22 underneath, a shot forward of 2011 Masters champion Charl Schwartzel (68), Daniel Berger (64), Patton Kizzire (63) and Scott Stallings (66).
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Monday qualifier Dicky Delight gained the Mitsubishi Electrical Traditional for his first PGA Tour Champions title, closing with a 5-under 67 for a three-stroke victory.
Making his eleventh senior begin, the 51-year-old Delight had six birdies in an 11-hole stretch earlier than dropping a stroke on the par-4 fifteenth. He parred the ultimate three to win every week after contending within the main Areas Custom in his dwelling state of Alabama.
Stephen Ames and Kirk Triplett every shot 70 to tie for second with second-round chief Paul Goydos (72). Brett Quigley (68), Doug Barron (69) and Billy Andrade (72) had been one other stroke again.
Delight completed at 11-under 205 at TPC Sugarloaf.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James scored 25 factors earlier than he appeared to mildly worsen a proper ankle damage and the Los Angeles Lakers closed out the common season with a 110-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday evening.
Whereas the victory was the Lakers’ fifth straight, it was not sufficient to drag them excessive sufficient within the Western Convention standings to skip the NBA’s new play-in format involving the seventh by tenth seeds.
No. 7 Los Angeles will host No. 8 Golden State on evening within the Western Convention play-in with the winner taking the seventh seed and a spot in opposition to Phoenix and the loser having to play one other sport to find out the eighth seed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant had 23 factors, 13 assists and eight rebounds and Brooklyn beat Cleveland 123-109 to take the No. 2 seed within the Jap Convention.
Kyrie Irving added 17 factors for the Nets, who will open the playoffs subsequent weekend in opposition to both Boston or Washington. The Celtics and Wizards will meet Tuesday within the play-in match to find out the No. 7 seed.
Durant made his first eight photographs, one among them a dunk to complete one of many spotlight performs of the season, to bounce again properly from a 4-for-17 outing Saturday. It was a robust finale to his first season again after lacking 2019-20 whereas recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kyle Palmieri scored his second aim of the sport at 16:30 of extra time to offer the New York Islanders a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Sport 1 of their first-round collection.
Palmieri collected a cross from Jean-Gabriel Pageau close to the aim line and lifted it over Tristan Jarry and into the online as New York beat the Penguins for the primary time in 5 tries at PPG Paints Area this season.
Pageau and Brock Nelson additionally scored for the Islanders. Rookie goaltender Ilya Sorokin made 39 saves in his playoff debut and New York handed Pittsburgh its tenth playoff loss within the franchise’s previous 11 postseason video games.
WILD 1, KNIGHTS 0
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek scored at 3:20 of extra time lifted to carry Minnesota previous Vegas in Sport 1.
After Vegas defenseman Alex Pietrangelo did not clear the puck, Eriksson Ek was within the slot to ship a shot that went off the skate of Golden Knights defender Alec Martinez and previous goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
Wild goaltender Cam Talbot made 42 saves. Fleury, the primary goalie in NHL historical past to play in 15 consecutive postseasons, stopped 29 photographs.
LIGHTNING 5, PANTHERS 4
SUNRISE, Fla.- (AP) — Brayden Level scored two late objectives, breaking a tie with 1:14 left to offer defending champion Tampa Bay a 5-4 victory over Florida in Sport 1.
Level tied it at 4 with seven minutes to go on an influence play, then skated in on a breakaway and backhanded the puck previous Bobrovsky for the winner.
Nikita Kucherov scored two power-play objectives in his first look of the season, Blake Coleman had a short-handed aim, and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Alex Bowman parked the No. 48 Chevrolet in its acquainted spot in victory lane at Dover Worldwide Speedway, main a 1-2-3-4 end for Hendrick Motorsports on Sunday.
Bowman led Hendrick to solely the fourth top-four sweep by a single crew in NASCAR Cup Sequence historical past. Kyle Larson led a race-high 263 laps and completed second, Chase Elliott was third and William Byron fourth.
The milestones saved coming on the Monster Mile. Hendrick Motorsports gained its 267th profession NASCAR race, one shy of the crew report held by Petty Enterprises.
Joey Logano of Joe Gibbs Racing was one of the best of the remainder in fifth.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rinus VeeKay continued IndyCar’s youth motion Saturday by scoring his first profession victory with a win on the highway course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Dutchman grew to become the third first-time winner by 5 races this season, probably the most at this level within the season since 2013. The 20-year-old is the fourth winner 24 or youthful to achieve victory lane this season, becoming a member of Alex Palou, Colton Herta, and Pato O’Ward in what’s shortly changing into a altering of the guard in IndyCar.
Solely six-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has been to victory lane thus far this 12 months for the veterans because the collection heads subsequent week into preparations for the Indianapolis 500.
However it’s VeeKay who now believes he can win the five hundred. He drives for native crew Ed Carpenter Racing, a Chevy-powered group that has put crew proprietor Carpenter on the pole for the five hundred 3 times.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — John Pressure gained but once more at age 72, topping the Humorous Automotive area Sunday within the NGK NTK NHRA 4-Huge Nationals for his report 152nd occasion victory.
Pressure beat J.R. Todd, Cruz Pedregon and Alexis DeJoria within the closing with a 3.916-second run at 328.78 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro.