Big Brown Missing Rival
Early Friday morning the Big Brown affected abstruse that Casino Drive, its capital rival, had developed a bottom botheration and may absence the 140th active of the Belmont Stakes. Shortly afterwards 1 p.m., the ankle specialist Ian McKinlay emerged from Barn 2 actuality at this admirable old racetrack on Long Island and appear that Big Brown’s larboard foreground ankle was healed and patched and accessible for an advance on history.
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Algorithm Predicts Celtics Will Beat Lakers
A point-analysis metric developed by NBA statisticians and Lenovo Group Ltd. engineers predicts that the Boston Celtics will exhausted the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals based on the statistically above play of Boston’s 5 top players if they accept aggregate the cloister in the playoffs. The Finals started Thursday night with Boston acceptable the aboriginal bold in the best-of-seven series.
Lenovo Stat, a plus/minus algorithm featured on NBA.com, shows that Boston should win the alternation because the Celtics’ top players accept had a bigger aftereffect on the aftereffect of their amateur compared with the Lakers’ accomplished 5 scorers. The stats apparatus calculates the point cogwheel of how a amateur or aggregate of players performs if its on the court, said Michael Gliedman, chief carnality admiral and CIO of National Basketball Association Inc.
The Boston Celtics continued their perfect reign last night, by beating the Miami Heat 92-91.The Celtics have not lost a game with their new stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen on their roster.
Nonetheless last night was a bit of a nail-biter because Boston actually blew a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter but won it on a Paul Pierce lay-up with 25 seconds left on the clock.
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According to ESPN Alex Rodriguez has apparently agreed to a 10-year, $275 million deal to return to the New York Yankees.
It seems the deal could pay Rodriguez millions more if he sets the career home-run record,by breaking Barry Bonds’ own.
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Home run king Barry Bonds has been indicted on federal perjury and obstruction of justice charges.Bonds lied when he told a grand jury in 2003 that he did not knowingly take performance enhancing drugs. The indictment reads in part:
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Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson has apologized for the comments he made earlier this week that got him in trouble with both the National Basketball Association officials and the gay rights groups.
After his team 92-107 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, Jackson said:
“We call this a Brokeback Mountain game because there was so much penetration and kickouts. So, you know, it was one of those games.”
On Wednesday night, the controversial basketball coach kind of said he was wrong :
“In retrospect, it wasn’t really funny. When you take it out of context, it wasn’t funny. It was a poor attempt at humor, and I deserved to be reprimanded by the NBA. If I’ve offended any horses, Texans, cowboys or gays, I apologize.”
You can watch the video,after the jump.
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Thierry Henry’s move to Barcelona has edged a step closer after Arsenal’s board of directors told manager Arsene Wenger they would not stand in his way if he wants to sell the French striker.
Arsenal managing director Keith Edelman has confirmed that the board would accept the advice of Wenger regarding Henry, with Barcelona’s finance director Ferran Soriano and sporting director Txiki Begiristain planning to make their initial $29 million written offer for Henry this week after the conclusion of the Spanish league today.
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Serena Williams has admitted that she felt “violated” after being knocked out of the French Open by defending champion Justine Henin.
The 25-year-old Belgian dispensed with 2002 champion Williams 6-4 6-3 in their quarter-final meeting at Roland Garros.
And the American reflected after her failure to reach the last four in Paris: “I just pretty much stood back and let her take advantage of me. And I feel violated.”
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LONDON (AP) — David Beckham is sticking to his plan: He’s bound for the Los Angeles Galaxy next month — regardless of what anyone says.
“There is no intention of getting out of the Galaxy deal or reneging on the Galaxy deal,” agent Simon Oliveira told The Associated Press on Sunday.
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Arsenal captain Thierry Henry has admitted it is “great to hear” of AC Milan’s interest in him.
And the France striker, who has also been linked with a move to Barcelona over the last 18 months, claims the whole club has been unsettled by vice-chairman David Dein’s departure last season.
On the Milan link Henry said: “That is great to hear. How can it be anything else?”
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