Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 8:07pm Keough claims Wilmington Grand Prix after three-way sprint By Sean Greene
VIDEO: Highlights and Reaction from the 2013 Wilmington Grand Prix
After 35 miles and nearly 75 minutes of racing, Luke Keough outsprinted two other racers to claim the 2013 Wilmington Grand Prix Saturday afternoon.
In front of a festival crowd on an overcast, but warm, afternoon, the racers went up and down the hills of Market, King, and French Streets in one of the ten Tier I events in the country.
The lead changed several times over the course of the race, but in the end it became a showdown between UCI CT: Team SmartStop's Shane Kline and United Healthcare teammates Hilton Clark and Keough.
Kline made the first move as they made the turn past the World Cafe Live, but Keough broke out to his right and won by about two to three bike lengths. Clark was able to edge Kline by .07 seconds in a photo finish for second place.
Keough, who's background is in BMX bike racing said the hills, especially the finishing one up Market Street is tough. "Obviously you've got this 300 meter drag, it's a challenging course, I actually dread racing it, but I love winning it."
The victory was the Sandwich, Mass. rider's third title of the year, after winning races in Georgia and Arizona earlier in the season. Keough was quick to credit his teammates, including Clark, who helped him get to the front.
"We keep racing together week after week, and we know how each other ride. It works out really well when it comes out like that."
The earlier Women's Pro division went to Kelly Fisher-Goodwin of Alexandria, Virginia who held off Jessica Prinner and Mary Zider for the title.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 7:33pm Votto, Arroyo lead Reds over Phillies By ROB MAADDI - Associated Press
Bronson Arroyo pitched five-hit ball over 7 2-3 innings, Joey Votto was 4 for 4 with a homer, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-0 Saturday.
Arroyo (4-4) struck out six and allowed one runner to reach third in winning his third straight start against Philadelphia. He was 1-7 in his first 10 games against the Phillies, but has figured them out over the last two seasons.
Votto had a two-run shot and walked twice to reach safely six times. Ryan Hanigan hit a three-run homer.
Kyle Kendrick (4-2) gave up four runs and eight hits with a season-high four walks in six innings. Kendrick hadn't allowed more than two runs in his previous seven starts.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 12:43am Johnson powers Rays to 12-10 win over Orioles By Benjamin Standig/AP
Kelly Johnson hit a three-run homer and an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 12-10 victory over the slumping Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Johnson and Yunel Escobar had three hits apiece in Tampa Bay's highest scoring game of the season. Escobar also drove in three runs and Desmond Jennings added two hits and two RBIs.
The Orioles surrendered a season-high 17 hits for the second straight game and gave up their most runs in any game this season. Baltimore has allowed 27 runs and 52 hits while losing four of its last five games.
Chris Dickerson hit a three-run homer in Baltimore's six-run eighth inning, but the Orioles' rally stalled from there.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 6:30pm Oxbow upsets Orb in Preakness By The Associated Press
Oxbow has won the Preakness, ruining Orb's bid to capture the Triple Crown.
Oxbow led from start to finish. It was the sixth Preakness victory for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas and 15th Triple Crown victory, most in horse racing history.
Orb finished fourth. The Kentucky Derby winner was a 3-5 favorite in Saturday's race, but he became another casualty of starting on the rail in the Preakness. Since 1950, only two horses have won the middle jewel of the Triple Crown from the No. 1 post position.
Orb's five-race winning streak ended on an overcast, windy day at Pimlico Race Course. The brown colt had not lost since Nov. 24.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 7:47pm Salesianum's Kelly - WDEL Male HS Athlete of the Week By Sean Greene
VIDEO: Interview with Jason Kelly
Salesianum lacrosse attacker Jason Kelly is this week's WDEL Male High School Athlete of the Week.
The junior scored four goals in both victories over Archmere and rival St. Mark's last week.
Jason was quick to point out his teammates helped him achieve the goal totals.
"All of those goals, I'm pretty sure, were off assists. My team has been looking out for me, helping me out, and I try to do the same."
While Jason makes goal scoring look easy at times, the Sals' star says some research goes into his success.
"Knowing the goalie, where he's going to try to save it, you have to try to put fakes on him, look for the open part of the net, and shoot hard."
The 2-time defending state champs opened the state tournament with a 17-0 win over Concord Tuesday, but Jason says they've been working hard looking for the "3-peat".
"It all starts with pre-season. We've been lifting together and doing things together. Throughout the season we've been playing big games, big teams that help us get ready for the big games at the end."
Jason says he's seriously considering UMBC for college, and whoever gets his considerable talents should be happy to know the best advice he says he's received involves teammwork.
"Always give the ball up, because it's always going to come right back to you. Just playing as a team, once you start playing as a team it helps everyone flow together and you start scoring goals."
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