Kentucky Derby Saturday, Tiz The Law Favorite, Ja Morant Rookie Of Year, Nash Head Coach Nets

HORSE RACING

The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is Saturday night at 7:01 pm ET. The winner of the Belmont Stakes in June, Tiz the Law, is the odds on favorite in the “Run for the Roses”. The Derby, also known as the most exciting two minutes in sports, is normally the third and final leg of the Triple Crown series, but during this pandemic, the schedule was rearranged. This year the Triple Crown series began with the Belmont Stakes followed by the Derby and ending with the Preakness Stakes on October 3rd. Tiz the Law drew the 17th starting post and, while no horse has ever won the Derby from that position, Tiz the Law is a fighter, like one of his owners my friend Roger Sofer, so I’m not expecting an unfortunate post position to hold him back.  Good luck to Roger Sofer and Tiz the Law!

BASKETBALL

In the NBA, Ja Morant won Rookie of the Year. He collected 99 out of a possible 100 first-place votes. Kendrick Nunn took second place in the voting, and Zion Williamson came in third.

Former Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash was named the next head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Nash played 18 seasons in the NBA and accrued multiple MVP titles.

 

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