Thursday, May 1
CINCINNATI (AP) — Nate Schierholtz drove in three runs and Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer, rallying the Chicago Cubs over the Cincinnati Reds 9-4 Wednesday night. Starlin Castro went 3 for 4 with two doubles for the Cubs, who have won two of three following a four-game losing streak.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — California Chrome has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 140th Kentucky Derby, with Hopportunity the second choice in the full field of 20 horses. Trained by 77-year-old Art Sherman, California Chrome drew the No. 5 post Wednesday.
UNDATED (AP) — LSU coach Les Miles isn't happy with the Southeastern Conference's recent decision to stick with the same eight-game league schedule. Auburn's Gus Malzahn believes it's the right move. It's no surprise there are varying opinions among the SEC's 14 coaches about the league's 6-1-1 scheduling format, which requires six games against division opponents, one permanent non-division rivalry game and one rotating non-division game.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Twenty-one horses have been entered for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, one more than the maximum field of 20. The entry box closed Wednesday morning, with the draw to determine post positions set for later in the afternoon.