The Pamplemousse out of Kentucky Derby
Pioneerof the Nile and I Want Revenge are headed to next month’s Kentucky Derby as early favorites. The Pamplemousse won’t be joining them in Louisville.
The colt with the three-race winning streak will be sidelined indefinitely because of a lesion in his left front leg, which will keep him out of the May 2 Derby.
The Pamplemousse was scratched before Saturday’s $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, in which he was the 9-5 morning line favorite. Pioneerof the Nile went on to win by a length in Arcadia, Calif.
A prerace exam showed heat in The Pamplemousse’s front left leg, and more exams Sunday revealed the lesion.
Also: Sweet August Moon defeated Foxy Danseur to win Santa Anita’s $100,000 Las Flores Handicap for fillies and mares by 1 length for her third consecutive victory and first in a graded stakes race.
Ridden by Aaron Gryder, Sweet August Moon covered 6 furlongs at Arcadia, Calif., in 1:15.21 and paid $8.20, $4.20 and $2.20.
UNLV women’s tennis blanks Colorado State
The UNLV women’s tennis team moved into sole possession of first place in the Mountain West Conference with a 7-0 neutral-site victory over Colorado State in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The Rebels (15-6 overall, 6-0 MWC) needed three sets to win each of their top four singles matches.
Also: Bryan Resnick scored from third base on a wild pitch with two outs in the 10th inning as UNLV edged Utah 4-3 in a Mountain West game at Wilson Stadium.
J.J. Sferra had one of nine hits for the Rebels (15-16, 4-5 MWC) to extend his consecutive-game hitting streak to 22.
The UNLV softball team was shut out 5-0 by San Diego State in a Mountain West game at Eller Media Stadium.
The Rebels (23-11, 0-2 MWC) managed only one hit, a fifth-inning single by Ashli Holland.
IOC committee tours 2016-hopeful Chicago
It might have been the biggest Chicago road trip since the Blues Brothers hit town — the International Olympic Committee’s tour of sites where the city wants to hold the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Members of the IOC inspection team were driven to existing facilities, such as Soldier Field, and to the sites of those on the drawing board, like the Olympic Stadium.
It was the most important day of their nearly weeklong visit since it gave organizers the chance to drive home a key point of their bid — that Chicago’s Olympics would be a compact affair.
Also: The Cleveland Cavaliers made a “medically necessary release” of guard Eric Snow because of a career-ending knee injury.
Snow has been working as an analyst for NBA TV.
Mike Scroggins captured his second career bowling major, defeating Norm Duke 191-173 in the championship match of the 66th U.S. Open in North Brunswick, N.J.
Scroggins gained the finals by beating Chris Barnes 200-199 in the semifinals.
Miguel Torres retained his bantamweight title in the main event of a World Extreme Cagefighting card in Chicago on Sunday night.
Torres improved to 37-1 overall with a unanimous decision over Takeya Mizugaki.
Dakota Root won the Pacific Coast Junior Fencing title in Long Beach, Calif., over the weekend. The title qualifies Root for the Fencing Nationals to be held in July in Dallas.
The 16-year-old daughter of Wayne Allyn Root, the 2008 Libertarian vice presidential nominee, also finished second in the senior division.