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Exaggerator wins muddy Preakness, ruins Nyquist's Triple Crown bid


Exaggerator wins muddy Preakness, ruins Nyquist's Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE  -- Finally, Exaggerator has beaten Nyquist, and it came in the Preakness on Saturday to end any chance of another Triple Crown.

Seizing the lead at the top of the stretch, Exaggerator splashed past a tiring Nyquist and went on for a 3 1/2-length victory over Cherry Wine on a rain-drenched Pimlico Race Course.

Exaggerator's elusive victory over his nemesis came after four tough losses, including a runner-up finish to Nyquist in the Kentucky Derby.

Nyquist was sent off as the 3-5 favorite in the 11-horse field, and dueled with Uncle Lino for the lead through the first mile of the 1 3/16th-mile second leg of the Triple Crown.

And then it was all Exaggerator — no kidding.

The 3-year-old colt kept gaining ground along the rail. Jockey Kent Desormeaux saw an opening around the final turn, angled outside and Exaggerator took over.

Nyquist, with Mario Gutierrez aboard finished third, followed by Stradivari, Lani, Laoban, Uncle Lino, Fellowship, Awesome Speed, Collected and Abiding Star.

Winning time for the race was 1:58.31.

Trained by Kent's younger brother, Keith, Exaggerator showed his talent in the slop once again. He won the Santa Anita Derby over a sloppy track, and did the same in the Preakness. It was the first Preakness winner for the trainer who began his career in Maryland, and third for the Hall of Fame rider.

The crowd was estimated at a record 134,000.

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Like son, like father? Sub dad notches goal in Rocket League match

Like son, like father? Sub dad notches goal in Rocket League match

Like son, like father?
This weekend, CSN made its broadcast debut in the world of eSports by hosting one of the regionals in the $100,000 2v2 Universal Open Rocket League tournament and a tremendous storyline emerged as one player’s dad, who had never played Rocket League before, had to sub in and actually scored a goal!
Josh “JumpOnStuff” Russo learned last night that his teammate, who he had been training with, could not make it to the event, but he tweeted this morning that he had a surprise replacement.

Little did we know, it would be his dad, who had never played Rocket League before.
After struggling initially, Nick Russo, who affectionately was known as Dad throughout the game, backed his way into the ball for the lone goal late in a 4-1 loss in their first game together. When he scored, the viewers went nuts

Despite the loss, this is a moment Nick and his son will never forget.
"One of the best father-son experiences I've ever had," Dad said. “"I've done a lot of pretty crazy things in my life and this is definitely one of them."
Click here to see video of the goal.
Coverage of the Universal Open continues Saturday night on CSN at 6:30 p.m.