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7:45am

Sun May 3, 2015
The Two-Way

A Boat Of Their Own: All-Women Team Tackles Sailing's Toughest Race

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 2:09 pm

Leg 5 from New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil aboard aboard Team SCA in March.
Anna-Lena Elled /Team SCA

What's the worst thing about sailing through the fierce winds and mountainous seas of the Southern Ocean?

"Just being freezing cold," says Sara Hastreiter, a 30-year-old native of Wyoming who is crewing on the first all-women Volvo Ocean Race team since 2001. The eight-month around-the-world event, sailed in stages, set off from Spain in October.

"Getting out of your bunk when you're just violently shivering. That's really tough," she says of the remote stretch of water that circles Antarctica.

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7:04pm

Sat May 2, 2015
The Two-Way

American Pharoah Wins 2015 Kentucky Derby

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 7:29 pm

American Pharoah #18, ridden by Victor Espinoza (left), races Firing Line #10, ridden by Gary Stevens, out of turn 4 during the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
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American Pharoah, ridden by Victor Espinoza, has won the 141st Kentucky Derby with a time of 2:03:02.

He raced to victory before the largest Derby crowd ever — 170,513, reports The Associated Press.

American Pharoah, owned by Ahmed Zayat, was the favorite heading into the race at Churchill Downs in Louisville. He had to fight Firing Line and Dortmund for the victory; the three were neck-and-neck (and neck) for a stretch, but American Pharoah pulled ahead at the end. Firing Line came in second.

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5:49pm

Sat May 2, 2015
U.S.

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

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 6:27 pm

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3:55pm

Sat May 2, 2015
The Two-Way

Mayweather Outboxes Pacquiao In A Unanimous Decision

Originally published on Sun May 3, 2015 2:12 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates the unanimous decision victory during the welterweight unification championship bout on Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Al Bello Getty

Updated at 1:50 a.m. EDT Sunday: Mayweather wins

Floyd Mayweather Jr.maintained his unbeaten record with a unanimous decision victory over Manny Pacquaio in their unified welterweight megabout in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The 38-year-old American made a surprisingly strong start, then withstood some aggressive counter-punching by the Filipino southpaw in the later rounds as he improved his career record to 48-0.

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8:25am

Sat May 2, 2015
Author Interviews

'Outsider Baseball': Tells Tales Of Obscure Baseball Characters

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 10:26 am

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8:25am

Sat May 2, 2015
Sports

A Boxing Match And A Derby: The Week In Sports

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 10:26 am

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5:19pm

Fri May 1, 2015
Sports

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

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 9:18 pm

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5:19pm

Fri May 1, 2015
Sports

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

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 9:18 pm

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4:01pm

Fri May 1, 2015
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 4:52 pm

Keen Ice runs during morning training ahead of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
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Itsaknockout, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Keen Ice and American Pharoah.

These are just a few of the oddly named thoroughbreds that will race Saturday at Churchill Downs in the 141st Kentucky Derby — the first leg of the Triple Crown series.

The names for these prize-winning racehorses might be whimsical, but the name-approval process is fairly dull and bureaucratic.

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5:02am

Fri May 1, 2015
Sports

Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout Draws Fans To Las Vegas

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 11:08 am

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