Lucky Strike. Sometimes, it's simple: Super Saver faded and was never a factor, so trendy pick Lookin at Lucky was about to win Saturday's Preakness Stakes. There will be no Triple Crown this year, like it always seems to happen, and SN's Brad Telias thinks neither Super Saver nor Lookin at Lucky will run at the Belmont. (Update: He was right.) I'm sure ABC, which televises that race after NBC gets the first two, will love hyping a field with no Triple Crown threat and neither of the first two jewel-winners.
Rising Overeem. It had been about three years since Alistair Overeem won the Strikeforce heavyweight belt, but it seemed like Overeem barely missed a day. He throttled Brett Rogers, and, The Rumble's Bryan Henderson notes, set up what could be the biggest fight in Strikeforce history: Reigning champ Overeem against the vaunted Fedor Emilianenko.Henry the Second or Third. Despite the hubbub over David Beckham's up-and-down transition to MLS from European soccer, few MLS teams have taken advantage of the league's designated player exception to bring big names to the States. (Notable exceptions: Chicago, which inked Mexican star Cuauhtemoc Blanco in 2007, and Seattle, which brought over Freddie Ljungberg in 2008.) But with Thierry Henry reportedly heading to New York, that may change; unlike Beckham, who was a draw because of his fame, Henry is the sort of player who will be a draw for his game. And if he can be successful at the club level in America, the floodgates will be open for aging players who want to live in America and play soccer, but don't have the drawing power of Beckham.â†µ
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