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Today on KSR: Derby Aftermath

(Photo: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

Good morning friends! Hopefully everyone is recovering from the Derby/Cinco De Mayo. If yesterday got the best of you, here is a recap of everything you might have missed on a day chock-full of news.

Justify Wins the 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby

Curses really are meant to be broken. Justify decimated the 136-year-old Apollo curse that has plagued the Derby for so many years. Apollo was the last non-two-year-old to win the race, but thankfully Justify finally ended that streak.

The really exciting thing is that this horse has a realistic shot at the triple crown. Hall-of-Fame jockey Mike Smith who got his second Kentucky Derby win yesterday says that this horse has “the IT factor.”

Let’s be honest, any horse that can win in those conditions yesterday definitely has something special about them.

This is the sixth straight year in which the favorite to win the race has won which is the longest such streak in Derby history. Coming in second place was Good Magic and coming in third place was Audible.

LeBron James Does It Again

There is just something about LeBron James this postseason. Look, he is always awesome in the playoffs, but he has been a man possessed this season. Last night he hit that shot above to help the Cavaliers increase their series lead to 3-0 over the Toronto Raptors.

Considering that this is quite possibly the worst Cleveland team James has been on since his return to the Cavs, it just makes this postseason run all the more impressive for the King.

Poor Drake. Everyone thought this could be the year that his team finally got over LeBron and the Cavs in the Playoffs.

Well so much for that.

James is playing the best basketball of his life right now (no, seriously) and he is almost single-handily beating teams my himself. If you are tired of the Micheal Jordan/LeBron James debate, you are going to be in for a long NBA Playoffs.

If James keeps doing what he did last night, there might not even be a debate left to be had.

Kentucky Baseball Gets Big Win Over Tennessee

UK Athletics

The #13 Wildcats (30-16) defeated the Volunteers 10-3 yesterday in Knoxville.

The victory breaks up a bad streak that the Wildcats were having as this is their first Saturday victory since March 10th. Pitcher Zack Thompson pitched a gem on Saturday as the sophomore struck out seven before he hit his pitch count after the third inning. Luke Becker and Troy Squires both hit three-run home runs as UK pulled away from Tennessee in the late innings.

Kentucky continues to build up momentum as the SEC Tournament approaches. The Wildcats will finish their weekend series against the Volunteers today at 1 ET.

Go Cats!

Pelicans vs. Warriors Today at 2:30 ET

Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Wildcats, whoops I meant Pelicans, are playing today against the Warriors in a decisive Game 4 matchup. If the Pelicans win, then we have a very interesting series on our hands. If not, then Golden State will probably close things out in Game 5.

While the Warriors are looked at as the favorites to win today, never count out a team that has both Anthony Davis and playoff Rajon Rondo on their side. Hopefully Davis continues his dominance in the playoffs today!

 

Article written by John Reecer

2 Comments for Today on KSR: Derby Aftermath



  1. RealCatsFan
    10:22 am May 6, 2018 Permalink

    Correction: the Apollo Curse was all about the fact that no horse had won the Derby after not racing as a two year old since Apollo did it 130 years ago. There are ONLY three year olds running in the Derby.



  2. The Original WTF Guy
    12:38 am May 7, 2018 Permalink

    “Let’s be honest, any horse that can win in those conditions yesterday definitely has something special about them.”

    Unless no horse that started finished, one was going to win. So it’s not necessarily true that any horse that won in those conditions would be special.

    “Poor Drake. Everyone thought this could be the year that his team finally got over LeBron and the Cavs in the Playoffs.”

    Well, it’s a long season and eventually it wears down even the greats. And I thought I read Drake tweaked his ankle a bit in Game 1 and that…wait. What? Drake doesn’t actually play? He’s just a no talent ass-clown that has somehow convinced 20-somethings that he is talented? Oh, never mind.

    Curious why no one is calling this douchebag out for not playing the concert for UK students he promised he would play when he appeared at BBN. My guess is that people are afraid if they do he will roll is lip-syincing ass into town and actually do his little show. Drake is not quite yet the joke Kanye is, but he is trying very hard to wrest that crown from Kanye.