BALTIMORE (AP) — Oxbow put D. Wayne Lukas in the record books again with an upset of Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, giving the Hall of Fame trainer his 14th win in a Triple Crown race.
Kentucky Derby winner Orb was unable to find his rhythm after breaking from the rail, and never challenged in finishing fourth. The loss ended any chance of a Triple try at the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, extending the drought to 36 years since Affirmed in 1978 became the 11th horse to sweep the Derby, Preakness and Belmont.
"I get paid to spoil dreams," the 77-year-old Lukas said. "Unfortunately we go over here and you can't mail 'em in. It's a different surface and a different time. You gotta line 'em up and win 'em."
Lukas won his sixth Preakness to move one behind Robert Wyndham Walden for most wins in the second leg of the Triple Crown.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ed Carpenter turned Pole Day into a family celebration on Saturday.
The stepson of IndyCar founder Tony George became the first member of the Hulman family to win the biggest pre-race event in the series — the Indianapolis 500 pole.
Carpenter produced a stunning finish to a day that was rife with suspense but lacked surprise. His four-lap average of 228.762 mph was quick enough to break up what appeared to be a Team Penske-Andretti Autosport lock on the front three rows in the nine-car shootout for the pole.
Carpenter was followed by three of Michael Andretti's five drivers — rookie Carlos Munoz of Colombia, Marco Andretti and Venezuelan E.J. Viso took the next three spots. Munoz's average of 228.342 was just a tick better than Marco Andretti's 228.261.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Cross another milestone off of Jimmie Johnson's list. He stands alone in All-Star history.
"Five-time" became the first four-time winner of NASCAR's annual All-Star race, breaking a tie with the late Dale Earnhardt and teammate Jeff Gordon on Saturday night.
"To beat Jeff and Earnhardt, two guys that I have looked up to my whole life, two massive icons of our sport, this means the world to me," Johnson said.
He also joined the late Davey Allison as only the second driver to win back-to-back All-Star races.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Sang-Moon Bae won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, beating Keegan Bradley by two strokes after blowing a four-stroke lead.
The 26-year-old South Korean closed with a 1-under 69 to finish at 13-under 267.
Bradley was trying to become the Nelson's first wire-to-wire winner since Tom Watson in 1980. Bradley set the TPC Four Seasons course record with an opening 60 even with two bogeys, but finished with a 72 on a day with wind gusting to near 40 mph at times.
KAVARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell won the Volvo World Match Play Championship, beating Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee 2 and 1 in the final at Thracian Cliffs.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Jennifer Johnson rallied to win the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic for her first tour title, birdieing four of the final six holes for a one-stroke victory over Jessica Korda and Pornanong Phatlum.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Chargers agreed Saturday to a two-year deal with aging star pass rusher Dwight Freeney that could be worth $13.35 million.
The deal to bring Freeney to the Chargers came four days after outside linebacker Melvin Ingram tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a padless practice.
The addition of Freeney also helps cushion the loss of outside linebackers Antwan Barnes and Shaun Phillips to free agency.
Freeney is 33 and entering his 12th season. He will make $5.25 million this season.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is facing drug and weapons charges after he was found in a car with an acquaintance early Friday morning on Interstate 80 in New Jersey.
According to state police, Goodson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 31-year-old Garant Evans of Roselle. After receiving a 911 call from a tow-truck driver at about 3:15 a.m., police found them stopped in the left-center lane of Interstate 80 west in Denville, about 25 miles west of New York City.
Mike Krzyzewski is no longer ruling out a return as coach of the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team.
Though the Duke coach had repeatedly said he wouldn't be back after last summer, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo says they spoke about a week ago and there has been "movement" toward a return.
Krzyzewski told Sports Illustrated in a story Saturday that "there's a chance" he would lead the United States in 2016 for an attempt at a third gold medal.
PARIS (AP) — Never a stranger to the big stage, David Beckham was finally overwhelmed and reduced to tears as he went out in a burst of fireworks and cheers Saturday in his final home game for Paris Saint-Germain before retirement.
Fans chanted his name before the game, and they chanted some more when he was finished. There was an outpouring of hugs, cheers, song and congratulations — from teammates, opponents and even former president Nicolas Sarkozy.
"To end my career in front of a crowd like that, with players like that, it's very special," Beckham said, adding that emotions had already started overpowering him before he was taken off.
"It started about 20 minutes before that, to be honest. I started thinking and then, you know, I couldn't concentrate by then, and it was difficult," he said. "You know, you try to hold the emotion back because it is what it is, but it's difficult."
There also was some soccer to be played. And Beckham, appointed captain for the game, was involved in two of his team's goals in a 3-1 victory over Brest.
Arsenal qualified for the Champions League for the 16th straight season, edging Tottenham for fourth place in the Premier League, while Alex Ferguson bowed out as Manchester United manager with a 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
Laurent Koscielny's 52nd-minute volley sealed a 1-0 victory for Arsenal at Newcastle, rendering meaningless Spurs' 1-0 victory over Sunderland on a late shot from Gareth Bale.
Chelsea finished third, claiming another Champions League spot — Manchester United and Manchester City owned the others — by beating Everton 2-1 thanks to Fernando Torres' winner in Rafa Benitez's last game in charge of the Europa League champions.
Ferguson was treated to a wild match at The Hawthorns in his 1,500th and last game at United. The Scot brought Paul Scholes on as a 69th-minute substitute for his 718th and final match, but a second-half hat trick from Romelu Lukaku denied a farewell victory for Ferguson.
ROME (AP) — Rafel Nadal controlled the Italian Open final from start to finish, beating Roger Federer 6-1, 6-3 Sunday in the 30th meeting between the two stars.
Nadal improved to 20-10 in his career against Federer, and won the Italian Open for the seventh time. He also showed once again that he'll be the player to beat when the French Open starts next Sunday.
It was Nadal's fifth title since returning earlier this year from a seven-month layoff due to a left knee injury.
In the women's final, Serena Williams won her fourth consecutive title of the year in impressive fashion, defeating third-seeded Victoria Azarenka 6-1, 6-3. The top-ranked American will enter the tournament at Roland Garros on a career-best 24-match winning run.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Tejay van Garderen stayed out of trouble to seal his first professional stage race title Sunday, winning the Tour of California in front of BMC Racing Team's home fans.
The American cruised through the smooth and scenic final stage from San Francisco to Santa Rosa without incident to edge Australia Michael Rogers for the overall title by 1:47. Colombian Janier Acevedo was third, 3:26 behind van Garderen.
COL DU GALIBIER, France (AP) — A superb solo ride up the grueling Col du Galibier gave Giovanni Visconti the victory in a weather-affected 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday, while favorite Vincenzo Nibali retained the overall lead.
Atrocious weather conditions once again altered the race course and heavy snow fell at the finish as Visconti won in a time of 4 hours, 40 minutes, 52 seconds, beating Carlos Betancur and Przemyslaw Niemiec by 42 seconds.
Nibali, who finished third and second in his two previous Giro d'Italia races, maintained his 1:26 lead over Cadel Evans.