Kentucky Derby ‘wide open,’ says champion trainer Bob Baffert

(CNN)He’s targeting a record-equaling sixth Kentucky Derby win, but champion trainer Bob Baffert believes the Churchill Downs showpiece is “wide open” this year. View this post on Instagram “Game Winner was a champion two-year-old, but I don’t know how the weather is going to affect him — he comes from off the pace and might have some traffic problems. “I love Roadster, but he’s got to prove something, he’s lightly raced; and Improbable, if he doesn’t get too excited — they have to handle crowds — the way he’s been training he loves this track but he needs to break [out of the stalls]. “One day I like one and then I’ll change my mind. I think Improbable, we don’t …

Anyone else would have kicked him out: celebrity flatmates reveal all

Stealing clothes, sharing a bed, cereal for dinner… from Shaun Ryder and Bez to the boys from Busted, former housemates remember their first house share He could burn all your clothes, eat all your food, rob all your money, but hed always have your back in a fight Happy Mondays bandmate blackgrapemusic.com. Happy Mondays play Katherine Ryan lived with photographer Katherine Woroniecka when they were undergraduates at Ryerson University in Toronto in 2001 Comedian Katherine Ryan (left) and Katherine Woroniecka. Katherine Ryan I met Katherine the day we both moved to the big city from our respective small towns. We were 18 years old. Our landlady, Bonnie, was a very eccentric older lady with a cat and a lovely house …

Utah Jazz hand down lifetime ban to fan who racially abused Russell Westbrook

The Jazz have permanently banned a fan whom Russell Westbrook said told him to get down on your knees like youre used to during Mondays game The Utah Jazz have announced a lifetime ban of a fan who engaged in excessive and derogatory verbal abuse of Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook during Monday nights game in Salt Lake City. The ban is effective immediately and includes all arena events, the team pic.twitter.com/LquwRmLVNy a young fan touching him on the sideline during a game. pic.twitter.com/k8lkUwAyq6 Keisel told ESPN. She never got up. She never stood up. She never said a word to him. I mean, its all fine, were having fun and games with the guy and were talking, but …

Fernando Ricksen: I like living too much, Im not ready to go

Fernando Ricksen, the former Rangers and Netherlands player, has motor neurone disease. We spend time with him and his wife and find anger, sadness and humour At St Andrews Hospice in Airdrie, about eight miles outside Glasgow, Fernando Ricksen is beginning to show the first signs of tiredness after answering questions with his eyes for more than an hour. As an emotional and deeply moving interview draws to a close, Ricksen is asked whether there is anything else he would like to mention in this article. After a short pause while his eyes scroll across the screen to select the words that his voice-computer reads aloud once the sentence is complete, Ricksen adds: My wife, so that I get some …

Malcolm Brogdon: ‘People think if youre black you cant be both educated and a sportsman’

The guard has helped his team to the best record in the NBA. He talks to Donald McRae about race, Giannis Antetokounmpo and his drive to fight poverty Its still winter in America, with downtown Milwaukee lined by banks of dirty snow, but there is sunshine in this room. Donald Trump remains in office, as anger and disillusion festers, but Malcolm Brogdon defies these downbeat days. Fiery eloquence and hope pour out of the lead the Eastern Conference and have the best record in the league. associate dean of the science and maths department. I was lucky I had a mom who had seen it all. From seeing my grandfather march in the Civil Rights era, she understood the depth, …

Mikaela Shiffrin makes history with fourth straight slalom gold

(CNN)Mikaela Shiffrin proved she really is in a league of her own in the slalom, becoming the first skier in history to win four consecutive world titles in the same event. Mikaela Shiffrin: Why I won’t be objectified She admitted that the possibility of making history was the extra motivation she needed to power through. “Today was something else,” she said of the occasion. “There’s been a lot going on these Championships since the Super-G win. I certainly had a lot of doubt today but in the most important moments it was okay. “Like I said, my team was just spectacular this whole time to get me to toughen up and do the job. I’m really, really happy.” The packed …