Horse named after Rob Gronkowski will not run in Kentucky Derby

The horse named after New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not run in the Kentucky Derby.

Phoenix Thoroughbreds ownership group announced Monday that Gronkowski the horse developed a fever over the weekend and is unable to make the journey to Churchill Downs.

Gronkowski, who is part-owner of the horse, tweeted about his namesake.

“There are just different things that are more important to me at this stage of my life.”

Australian basketball fans now have the opportunity to see Bogut wear a Kings uniform in the NBL, achieving the dream he once had as a child. And because of Bogut and the players who followed him, Australian children can now dare to dream of playing in the NBA.

After lasting just two innings against the Boston Red Sox on April 18, Ohtani showed no signs of the problem in Tuesday’s start against the Houston Astros, when he allowed four runs on six hits and five walks in 5⅓ innings.

In those last two starts, Ohtani has an 8.59 ERA after allowing seven runs on 10 hits and seven walks with just seven strikeouts. That’s quite a contrast to his first two starts against the Oakland Athletics, in which he allowed just three runs in 13 innings (2.08 ERA) with just two walks and 18 strikeouts.

His next scheduled pitching start hasn’t been determined, but likely would come Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

Pujols’ home run was his 58th against the Astros, the most all-time by any player against the franchise. It was also his 31st career homer at Minute Maid Park, the most ever by a visiting player at the stadium.

Pujols played a decade against the Astros as an NL Central division rival when he was with the Cardinals — hitting a memorable, monster home run against Houston in the playoffs — before moving to the Angels and the AL West in 2011. Two years later, the Astros shifted to the AL West and again saw him more frequently.
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