LAst Night's Action: Mayweather Showers Goldenboy with Twice the Hits, Wins 5th Belt then Retires
Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and over 16,000 others watched Floyd Mayweather land 207 punches on East LA's own Oscar De La Hoya, earning a controversial split decision from the judges at the MGM in Las Vegas.
De La Hoya and a lot of the crowd thought he wuz robbed, "I felt I won the fight," De La Hoya was quoted in the Times. "I landed the harder, crisper punches. I could see I was hurting him. I was pressuring the fight. If I didn't, there'd be no fight. I'm the champion. You have to do more than that to beat the champion."
Thirty-year-old Mayweather (38-0) who now owns five championship belts says that the victory doesn't change his plan to retire, his uncle and trainer, thinks different.
"He ain't quittin'." Roger Mayweather said, "Too much of this [rubbing his fingers together to indicate money] will make a dead man walk."
Street Sense Wins Kentucky Derby - But the star of the show is a 40-year-old Louisiana jockey who is nicknamed "Boo" because his parents said his birth was a "boo-boo".
Calvin Borel, who when he was 20 was thrown from a horse when, while riding the rail, the beast was spooked when other horses blocked it in. Borel ended up in a coma and lost his spleen. When he awoke his brother sat him on the same horse and made him run the same race the same way.
Yesterday he mounted the Derby favorite and sat back as the other jockies wore their horses out by starting them off too fast. After 3/4 of a mile Borel allowed Street Sense to open up and they rode the rail from 17th place to history.
Dodgers 6, Braves 3 - Wilson Betemit, who was benched last night after only hitting a buck twenty-five so far this season and going 0-3 on Friday, drilled a pinch-hit homer off Tim Hudson, who has owned the Dodgers. Derek Lowe only gave up three hits in seven innings, and LA was able to earn their fifth win in eight games.
Did you know: When Braves catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia made his debut on Wednesday he became the player with the longest last name in baseball history.
White Sox 6, Angels 3 - Former Angel Darin Erstad wishes he could play every game against Anaheim. Bro went 2 for 4 yesterday upping his average against the Halos to .450 (9 for 20) in four games. Over 42,000 saw the Angels fall to the smelly White Sox thanks to slumping Joe Crede's bloop hit in the sixth that put the Sox ahead for keeps.
AP photo by Kevork Djansezian