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May 17, 2021

New York Times – Sports

After Helping Her Husband Gain Freedom, Maya Moore Savors Her Own

New York Times
Kurt Streeter When you speak with Maya Moore and her husband, Jonathan Irons, a single word comes up with drumbeat constancy. Freedom. “It’s everything to us,” Moore said during an interview last week. She wasn’t talking just about the fact that Irons is out of prison after serving 23 years......

The sport is waiting for a second Medina Spirit test result. Why is it taking so long?

New York Times
Melissa Hoppert Medina Spirit, who won the Kentucky Derby on May 1 to give the trainer Bob Baffert a record seventh victory in the race, was nearly excluded from the Preakness Stakes when it was disclosed that he had failed a drug test after the Derby. Medina Spirit tested positive......

Preakness Live Updates: Medina Spirit, Embattled Kentucky Derby Winner, Takes Aim at Triple Crown’s Second Leg

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The New York Times Here’s what you need to know: Spectators cheering during the races at Pimlico Race Course before the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.Credit…Kenny Holston for The New York Times BALTIMORE — Last year, Swiss Skydiver became the sixth filly to win the Preakness Stakes, which was held in......

Leigh Perkins, Who Built Orvis Into a Lifestyle Brand, Dies at 93

New York Times
Brian Gallagher In the 1980s, Orvis expanded beyond waders and shotguns to offer women’s apparel and lifestyle items. The catalog also included etched whiskey tumblers, telephones shaped like duck decoys and even fatwood kindling, inspired by the trees on Mr. Perkins’s Florida property. Dog beds were particularly popular, as were......

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