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3:42 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Ahead Of The Kentucky Derby, 5 Absurd Rules For Naming Racehorses

Keen Ice runs during morning training ahead of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
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Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 3:52 pm

Itsaknockout, Ocho Ocho Ocho, Keen Ice and American Pharoah.

These are just a few of the oddly named thoroughbreds that will race Saturday at Churchill Downs in the 141st Kentucky Derby — the first leg of the Triple Crown series.

The names for these prize-winning racehorses might be whimsical, but the name-approval process is fairly dull and bureaucratic.

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3:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Tampa Bay Vetted Jameis Winston Before Choosing Him As No. 1 Draft Pick

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 8:18 pm

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Sports
3:29 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Mayweather, Pacquiao Finally Go Head-To-Head This Weekend

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 8:18 pm

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Sports
4:07 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout Draws Fans To Las Vegas

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 10:08 am

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Sports
5:05 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Clothing Designer Helps NFL Prospects Suit Up For The Draft

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 7:19 pm

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Sports
1:00 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder To Hire Florida's Billy Donovan

Florida Coach Billy Donovan
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A person familiar with the situation says Florida coach Billy Donovan has agreed to become the Oklahoma City Thunder's next coach.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because neither side has announced the agreement.

The person says Donovan and Thunder general manager Sam Presti agreed to the major points of a long-term contract and expect it to be finalized later Thursday.

Donovan replaces Scott Brooks, who was fired last week.

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Sports
5:30 am
Thu April 30, 2015

Pacquiao's Fans Are Confident His Hard Work Will Pay Off Against Mayweather

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 10:07 am

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4:16 am
Thu April 30, 2015

In An Empty Camden Yards, Orioles Beat White Sox 8-2

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 1:17 pm

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Sports
5:01 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Floyd Mayweather's Brash Style Has Split Fan Loyalties

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 6:05 pm

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3:58 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

Days After Riots, Baltimore Orioles Played With No Fans Present

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 6:05 pm

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