In most years, the Preakness Stakes is run on a fast track, sometimes even despite rain. This year, despite a rainy, muddy mess at Pimlico, the Preakness Day races carried on.
Golden Spike is an annual athletics event in the Czech Republic. It was first organized in 1961.
Sailors raced in New York Harbor for the America’s Cup World Series on Saturday and Sunday in New York, New York. The six international teams competed for points that count toward the final competition, to be held next year in Bermuda. Sailing on catamarans just off-shore of lower Manhattan, America’s Cup was called the biggest sailing event on the Hudson River in nearly a century.
On opposite ends of California last night, the exit of one of the league’s most singular stars and a record set by one of its most singular teams made for a spectacular end to the NBA regular season. In Los Angeles, Kobe Bryant ended his 20-year career with a 60-point, 50-shot performance. In Oakland, the Golden State Warriors became the first team to win 73 games in one campaign.
England’s Danny Willett won the 80th Masters at Augusta National on Sunday in Augusta, Georgia for his first major title. He was trailing defending champion Jordan Spieth by five strokes around the turn, but stormed down the back nine to overhaul the American. Willett is the first Englishman since Nick Faldo 20 years ago to win the Masters and only the second all-time.
Drivers are competing in NASCAR’s top series, the Sprint Cup Series, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. Driving a Toyota, Kyle Busch won the Duck Commander 500 on April 9, 2016.
Villanova players and fans celebrated their victory in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against North Carolina Monday, April 4, 2016, in Houston. Villanova won 77-74.