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Preakness odds: Beaten Kentucky Derby favorite Improbable again made favorite

Preakness odds: Beaten Kentucky Derby favorite Improbable again made favorite

Sports
May 15 (UPI) -- Improbable, the beaten favorite in the Kentucky Derby, was installed Wednesday as the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Preakness Stakes, second jewel of the Triple Crown. For the first time since 1951, none of the top three finishers from the Derby will contest the Preakness. Neither will Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs but was demoted to 17th for interference at the top of the stretch. Only four of the 13 horses entered for the Preakness contested the first leg of the Triple Crown. Improbable, trained by seven-time Preakness winner Bob Baffert, drew gate No. 4. Mike Smith takes over riding duties from Irad Ortiz Jr. The biggest groans of the post position draw were from the camp of War of Will. The colt who took the worst of the in...
Smiles abound as Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach draws gate No. 12

Smiles abound as Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach draws gate No. 12

Sports
April 30 (UPI) -- April 30 (UPI) -- Omaha Beach, the Arkansas Derby winner, was installed Tuesday as the 4-1 favorite for Saturday's 145th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve. Trainer Bob Baffert, seeking his sixth victory in the Run for the Roses, sends out the next three picks on morning line -- Game Winner at 5-1 and Roadster and Improbable, both at 6-1. Omaha Beach, a War Front colt trained by Richard Mandella, got a good draw, starting from the No. 12 gate in a field of 20. Mandella is 0-for-6 with Derby runners. Mandella and jockey Mike Smith, who chose Omaha Beach over his other regular mount, Roadster, sat together for the draw and were all smiles after their spot was chosen. "Perfect. I love it. Didn't want to be down inside. I think I'm in a great spot,"...

Trump critic is favorite to become Australian prime minister

World
Bill Shorten, an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump, is the favorite to become Australian prime minister. Shorten's party, the center-left Labor Party, goes into the 2019 election campaign as a firm favorite. It has led the conservative coalition in most opinion polls in the last three years. If Shorten becomes prime minister and visits the U.S., he can expect questions about a radio interview he gave three years ago in which he said some of then-presumptive Republican presidential candidate Trump's views were "barking mad."Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
Back in Black: Your Favorite Foods, Only Healthier

Back in Black: Your Favorite Foods, Only Healthier

Health
When it comes to plant-based foods, deep, vibrant colors are one of the best indicators of what's healthiest. The pigments that give plants their color also provide the antioxidants that protect against heart disease, inflammation, and certain cancers. A simple swap can provide a big nutritional payoff, like choosing pink grapefruit over white, or dark greens over pale lettuce. So it may come as little surprise that black foods can pack a potent health benefit too. That's exactly the case with the midnight-hued rice, beans, tea, and berries I can't seem to get enough of lately. Here's why:Black riceThis grain—along with the red and purple varieties—is becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and has long been consumed throughout Asia. Black ric...