Greg Cote

Run for Roses, NBA predictability, Dolphins rookies, Fish and Cane

1. HORSE RACING

Kentucky Derby begins Triple Crown season: They ran Saturday at Churchill Downs with Always Dreaming, owned by Panthers owner Vinnie Viola, among favorites. It’s the “Run For the Roses.” Which also is what I do when I realize I’ve forgotten my wife’s birthday.

2. NBA

Prelims to get to Cavaliers-Warriors continue: Three of four second-round series are in action Sunday as conference semifinals near an end. Still looking like an inevitable third consecutuve Cleveland-Golden State Finals. Winning players each get a pair of $495 Lonzo Ball sneakers.

3. DOLPHINS

Harris, others in Fins’ rookie minicamp: Top pick Charles Harris and other draftees wrap up Miami’s weekend rookie minicamp Sunday — as much a meet-’n-greet as actual football work. Circle June 13-15, the first mandatory full minicamp, when things start to get serious.

4. MARLINS

Miami back home Monday searching for a spark: Flailing Fish, back at Marlins Park on Monday vs. Cardinals, had lost seven of nine and dropped below .500 entering weekend series at Mets. Luckily, Jeffrey Loria is too distracted by team’s pending sale to fire anybody.

5. HURRICANES

UM breaks ground on new football facility: It was news when UM announced plans for the $34 million indoor practice facility. It’ll be news when it opens. Not sure it was news when people in dress shoes and hardhats stood around with gold shovels, but, hey, slow news week!

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