Today in sports: Sandusky's day in court approaches, a labor fight threatens the Triple Crown, and Chris Bosh may return for the Heat's stand against the Celtics.
Saturday's Belmont Stakes is being threatened by a labor dispute between the state racing association and track workers. Maintenance crews and starters (who are essential to the smooth running of any race) have subtly threatened a strike just days before 100,000+ fans descend on Belmont Park for its most important event of the year. This year's race is even more anticipated than usual thanks to I'll Have Another's impressive wins in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, setting up a run at the first Triple Crown in 34 years. We expect there will be deal by Friday — the race is too important not to happen — but the union's position has never been stronger. [New York Daily News]
Jury selection is underway in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing several young boys while he was working as assistant coach at Penn State University. Hundreds of jurors will be screened over the next several days, though only three were selected after the first day of questioning. If all goes according to plan the trial will begin next week, with 328 credential reporters on hand. [The Patriot-News]