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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  Hoppertunity, the 6-1 second choice in the Kentucky Derby, was scratched from the race Thursday morning because of soreness in his left front foot. The injury was a blow to trainer Bob Baffert and to the quality of the Derby field. Hoppertunity had run well against Derby favorite California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby, and that was without an aggressive push from jockey Mike Smith. Many observers believed he was peaking just in time for Kentucky. With the scratch, Pablo Del Monte joined the field of 20 for Saturday's race, and Churchill Downs handicapper Mike Battaglia bumped Wicked Strong to a 6-1 second choice . The odds also dropped for Candy Boy, Intense Holiday, Tapiture, Danza and Vicar's in Trouble.
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SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2014
LOUISVILLE, KY. -- His mother cost a mere $8,000 and his father performed for a modest stud fee of $2,000. That $10,000 investment - minuscule by elite racing standards - produced California Chrome, who had won $1.135 million even before he became the official favorite for the 2014 Kentucky Derby on Wednesday. His charmed run continued in the afternoon post-position draw, where California Chrome drew the No. 5 spot. Earlier in the day, co-owner Steve Coburn had said he was hoping for a starting spot between No. 6 and No. 10, but a near miss wasn't bad. "I think it's a perfect spot," said trainer Art Sherman.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year. The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to offset attendance declines and doping scandals. Hopes invariably rise anew on the first Saturday in May in Louisville. And this year will be no different as another packed field of 20 lines up to run the 140th Kentucky Derby. After a prep season during which several would-be contenders fell by the wayside because of injuries or flat performances, California Chrome emerged as a consensus favorite.
SPORTS
By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
You don't need to think too far back to remember Maryland's most recent games against Kentucky and Connecticut. The Terps opened the 2012-13 season with a loss to the Wildcats at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and returned a year later to lose their opener the Huskies. Maryland has actually faced each team in this year's Final Four since the turn of the century. Here's a closer look at the Terps' all-time series with each of this year's national semifinalists. MARYLAND vs. CONNECTICUT All-time series: Connecticut leads, 5-2 Most recent meeting (Nov.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
With two weekends of key prep races to go, the Kentucky Derby field is still taking shape. At this time last week, Cairo Prince was a popular choice for Derby favorite. Now? He's a horse who finished fourth in the Florida Derby and might not accumulate enough points to qualify for the big race on May 3. That said, here are a few horses to keep an eye on as we draw near Triple Crown season: California Chrome - As his name suggests, this is a West Coast 3-year-old who has badly outshone the competition this year, winning his last three races, all stakes, by a combined 19 lengths.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Meekah Hopkins | March 25, 2014
Drinking makes you smarter -- at least, that's the case at Harbor East's The Tavern Room. In name and style, this newly opened front division of Fleet Street Kitchen portrays a laid-back sense of refinement that's a nod to both classic American culture and a more modern sense of merriment. The cocktail program mirrors this historical feel with a unique feature: three seasonal punches, served for two or four in Mason jars, poured and garnished tableside. Head bartender Tim Riley sees his cocktail program as a way to highlight the punch-making craft the restaurant wants to be known for. The Kentucky Navy, my favorite, is a rich, spicy, springtime sip. There are several things that Riley feels form the core of what a punch really is - elements you'll find in all of The Tavern Room's recipes.
NEWS
By Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
A Kentucky high school athletic director is being held without bond in Baltimore after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her in a home he rented here. Baltimore Police arrested Michael Campbell, Whitley County High School's athletic director, Jan. 22 on allegations that he gave a woman drugs, then performed sex acts on her in the 1000 block of Hunter St. Police said Campbell knew the woman. The accuser said she and Campbell began drinking and that she took a narcotic tablet that Campbell gave her, according to a report from police.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | February 11, 2014
Household products maker Sun Products Corp. said Tuesday that it will close its nearly 90-year-old Baltimore manufacturing plant in June, laying off almost 300 workers and adding another name to the region's long list of former factories. Production at the plant, which makes fabric softener and liquid detergents such as All, Wisk and Snuggle, will be moved to the company's facility in Bowling Green, Ky. Sun Products cited location - saying Kentucky is closer to its customers - and the age of the Baltimore complex as reasons.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2014
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  KENTUCKY Yes, this week it's a proper noun, and one that is hardly obscure, but because today is my birthday I thought I would pay tribute to my native state.  It is, you may know, not a state but a commonwealth, like Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, from the last of which it was calved in 1792.  The name (pronounced ken-TUCK-ee)
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