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Weekend In Review – Kentucky Derby Controversy Continues, NBA, NHL Playoffs And More

The horse that finished first didn’t win Maximum Security was disqualified after an objection Saturday, marking the first time in 145 iterations of the Kentucky Derby that the first...

The horse that finished first didn’t win

Maximum Security was disqualified after an objection Saturday, marking the first time in 145 iterations of the Kentucky Derby that the first finisher failed to win due to an incident on the track.

The 65-1 underdog Country Home was declared the winner after a 20-minute inquiry into Maximum Security’s interference with several other horses. Maximum Security was awarded 17th place.
The horse’s owner, Gary West, told the Today Show on Monday that he would appeal the decision to the Kentucky Racing Commission and that Maximum Security would not run in the next Triple Crown race, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 19.

NBA:
On Friday night, the Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Denver Nuggets 140-137 in four overtimes. On Saturday night, the Houston Rockets went to OT to top the Golden State Warriors 126-121.

The Nuggets evened that series at 2-2 on Sunday night with a 116-112 victory. The Toronto Raptors topped the Philadelphia 76ers 101-96 and that series is also tied at two games apiece.

Warriors-Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks-Boston Celtics resume Monday night.

NHL:
The St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Sunday night to force a seventh game Tuesday in their series. The Carolina Hurricanes, who are in the playoffs for the first time since 2009, completed a four-game sweep of the New York Islanders on Friday night with a 5-2 victory.

Elsewhere:
Max Homa earned his first PGA Tour victory, winning the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina by three strokes.

NASCAR’s Gander RV 400 at Dover, Delaware, was postponed due to weather and will be run on Monday beginning at noon ET. It can be seen on FS1.

In baseball, the Chicago Cubs torched the St. Louis Cardinals 13-5 to sweep their three-game series and take over first place in the National League Central.

 
 
Post By: Larry Weisman, a longtime sportswriter for USA TODAY, blogs for Twistity.com. Follow him on Twitter @MrLarryWeisman

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