I'll Have Another won't run in the Belmont due to a "little problem" in his left hind leg.
What to watch this weekend
I’ll Have Another’s bid for horse racing immortality came to a premature end Friday with his scratch from the Belmont Stakes. The move also likely scratched the Belmont from your must-see list. But there’s still plenty of sports action to take in this weekend.
Game 7, Celtics-Heat
LeBron James’ game for the ages Thursday helped the Heat stave off elimination. But did that performance lay the groundwork for the King to advance to the NBA Finals for the second straight year? Or merely set the stage for an even more stunning collapse? We’ll find out Saturday.
Game 5, Kings-Devils
L.A. came up short in its first attempt to close out New Jersey and claim the franchise’s first Stanley Cup in 45 years of existence. But seeing as how the Kings have yet to lose on the road this postseason, perhaps it’s more fitting that they get the job done in the Garden State.
French Open finals
Maria Sharapova (right) has already reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. Is the career Grand Slam next?. And speaking of career milestones, Rafael Nadal will be going for one as well; if he can win Sunday, he’ll claim his seventh French Open title, breaking his deadlock with Bjorn Borg.
The second-biggest soccer tournament in the world started Friday. And yes, it’ll be going for the better part of the next month. But you can’t go wrong replacing the sport of kings with the beautiful game.
Every four years, the VISA Championships take on new importance, serving as a precursor as they do for the Olympic Games. Don’t wait until London to find out who the next America’s Sweetheart will be. Get a head start on that this weekend.
Floyd Mayweather won’t be watching from prison, but he may be the only fight fan who doesn’t tune in to see if Manny Pacquiao can remain motivated enough to avoid a letdown Saturday night against Timothy Bradley.
It’s been tough to get excited about this crosstown rivalry in recent years, given its one-sided nature. But Terry Collins has made the Mets competitive … and ready to take on the Yanks.