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UNDATED (AP) — There will be no Triple Crown winner this year. Country House is joining Maximum Security in skipping the Preakness. Assistant trainer Riley Mott confirms to The Associated Press that Country House is no longer being considered to run in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Country House was elevated to the winner's circle at Churchill Downs after Maximum Security was disqualified for impeding other horses.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers have hired longtime Detroit Red Wings executive Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations. Holland takes over the struggling team from interim GM Keith Gretzky. Edmonton has made the playoffs just once since advancing to the Stanley Cup Final in 2006. Holland led the Detroit Red Wings to 25 straight playoff appearances and four Stanley Cup titles.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A claims administrator for the NFL concussion fund says it has paid out $485 million since its start in 2017. But some retired players' lawyers at a court hearing today in Philadelphia say there aren't enough doctors in the approved network to diagnose dementia cases. They oppose a rule to require players to be evaluated by doctors within 150 miles of home to prevent "doctor shopping." The fund is expected to pay out more than $1 billion over 65 years.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Denny Hamlin says he feels fine, a day after falling ill at Dover International Speedway. Hamlin was treated for nausea and double vision from carbon monoxide after finishing 21st in yesterday's NASCAR race. Debris struck Hamlin's No. 11 Toyota during the race, knocking out the right rear crush panel and allowing fumes into the car. Hamlin says he's ready to race this weekend at Kansas Speedway.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two-time Stanley Cup champion goaltender Corey Crawford will drive the pace car for Saturday's IndyCar Grand Prix. Race organizers say Crawford will drive a Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 14-turn road course. The two-time NHL All-Star is the eighth goalie in Chicago Blackhawks history to win more than 100 games and enjoys restoring vintage cars.
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