Today in Sports: Belmont gets its opening line, athletes who drink and drive, and a supportive Miami fan tries real hard to find something positive to say.
- The opening betting line and post positions have been announced for the Belmont Stakes and I'll Have Another is the prohibitive favorite at 4-5. (Good luck getting rich on that bet.) He will also begin his run for the Triple Crown from the 11th spot, pretty far out for a start, but this is the same horse that became the first to win the Kentucky Derby from 19th position. The next best odds are Dullahan at 5-1 and Union Rags is 6-1. Union workers at Belmont Park also announced that there will be no strike on Friday, after getting a new deal to avert the potential shutdown of the track before the biggest horse racing event of the year. [ESPN, NY1]
- Jon Bois at SB Nation combed through reports of athlete DUI arrests to see if they really are more likely drink and drive than normal people. It's turns out they aren't, they just dominate the news when it does happens. NFL players are busted a rate that is close to that of the average licensed driver, but NBA and MLB players actually get in trouble far less often than the rest of us. NHL players just drink at home, we guess. [SB Nation]
- Former L.A. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda suffered a mild heart attack on Tuesday, but is recovering after doctors opened a blocked artery with a stent. The 84-year-old Hall of Famer was in New York at the time, representing the Dodgers at the MLB Draft and according to one of his former players, Kirk Gibson, "He's had a couple [attacks] before." So, he's a gamer. [AP]
- Good Job, Miami. Good Effort. [Deadspin]
- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen are reportedly having a second child. A source tells Us Weekly that she's about three months along, which prompted the magazine to post a photo that shows off her "baby bump." Or maybe that's a belt buckle, we're not really sure. [US Weekly]
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