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SportShorts for Thursday, May 16, 2019

BOYS TENNIS

Newman’s Terveer to play at Sauk Valley

Newman senior Jake Terveer will continue his academic and athletic career at Sauk Valley Community College.

Terveer has played No. 1 doubles with Isaac Blaney for three seasons. He was also a part of the Comets’ boys basketball team that finished third in Class 1A in 2018.

NBA

League to honor Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

The NBA will honor Lakers
Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and Celtics legend Larry Bird with a lifetime achievement award at the league’s awards show,
the NBA announced on Wednesday.

Johnson’s and Bird’s intertwined legacies, which began when they met in the NCAA championship game in 1979 and evolved during their professional careers, continue at the NBA Awards on June 24 in Los Angeles.

Johnson and Bird met three times in the championship series, starting in 1984, and the Lakers won two of those meetings.

HORSE RACING

Baffert has early Preakness favorite

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will seek his record-setting eighth Preakness victory Saturday with 5-2 morning line favorite Improbable, who will start from the No. 4 post in a field of 13 horses.

Improbable finished fifth
at the Kentucky Derby and was moved up to fourth
following the disqualification of Maximum Security for interference.

War of Will, the second choice at 4-1, received the No. 1 post in Wednesday’s draw. It’s the same post position he had in the Kentucky Derby, when he finished eighth and was moved up to seventh.

Maximum Security’s owners file lawsuit

Maximum Security’s owners on Tuesday sued the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and its members, staff and the stewards who disqualified the horse in the 145th Kentucky Derby.

The federal lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Frankfort on Tuesday, called the disqualification process “bizarre and unconstitutional” and seeks to have the
stewards’ decision reversed and the original order of finish reinstated “confirming that Maximum Security is the official winner of the Derby who remains undefeated.”

The Wests also want to have the $3 million in Derby purse monies redistributed to them, trainer Jason Servis and jockey Luis Saez.

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