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Did the Starting Gate Injury Break Barbaro's Leg?: On Preakness weekend, Tom Scocca asks a question on Deadspin about a tragic moment in the race a decade ago. Kentucky Derby Barbaro broke a leg in 20 places during the race. The injury is treated like something that happened during the race, but Barbaro crashed through the gate and stumbled before the start. "The mystery, then and now, is how everyone was so sure that Barbaro didn’t get hurt on the false start," Scocca writes. "It wasn’t because he got a thorough checkup before reloading. Nor was it because it’s normal for a strong and healthy horse to spontaneously break down out of the gate."
British Open Drops Muirfield for Not Admitting Women: Muirfield has been dropped from the rotation of British Open courses after the club that owns it refused to end its ban on female members. A vote that could have allowed women to join the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers failed to get the necessary two-thirds vote, so when Phil Mickelson lifted the Claret Jug three years ago at Muirfield, it could be the last. A group that defeated the vote said, "A traditional resistance to change is one of the foundations of our unique position in golf and our reputation." Only one of the other nine courses that gets the Open has a gender restriction. Royal Troon, this year's site, has separate men's and women's clubs.
Manchester United Match Cancelled by Bomb Scare: The last weekend of the Premier League season is supposed to be played with 20 matches that all start at the same time, but there was no match at Old Trafford today between Manchester United and AFC Bournemouth. An "incredibly lifelike explosive device" was found in the stands before kickoff. A delay for a security sweep turned into a cancellation and a "controlled explosion" was performed. Security concerns at soccer venues in Europe are high after the Stade de France was a target in the Paris attacks last November in which 130 were killed.
NHL Playoff Pick 'Em, Round 3: The third round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins tonight at 8 p.m. EDT when the Tampa Bay Lightning play the Pittsburgh Penguins in the East. The other series begins Saturday when the San Jose Sharks visit the St. Louis Blues. Our NHL Pick 'Em contestants should pick the winners of both series, the number of games and some bonus categories.
Texas City Will Build $62.8 Million High School Football Stadium: Voters in a school district in McKinney, Texas, north of Dallas have approved $62.8 million to build a new high school football stadium. The 12,000-seat facility will be the most expensive high school stadium in the country, according to Sports Illustrated.