The biggest horse race of the year, the biggest boxing match in a generation, if you need anything else to do, here are some stories to read (including some on the previously mentioned events):
Freddie Roach Is The Best Damned Trainer Alive - Los Angeles Magazine
Career Arc: Manny Pacquiao - Grantland
The Dodger: Floyd Mayweather and the Impunity of Genius - The Atlantic
Kentucky Derby: American Pharaoh betting odds, race outlook - SB Nation and Kentucky Derby 2015 odds: Dortmund, Carpe Diem, Materiality race outlook - SBNation. I'll take Dortmund.
The king of soya focuses on a high-tech vision of farming - Financial Times
Bird Flu Outbreak Prompts State of Emergency in Iowa - Wall Street Journal
Washington State Is So Screwed - Mother Jones
What happened to America's black farmers? - Grist
End of an Error - Texas Observer
Hiking the 2,650-Mile Pacific Crest Trail - priceonomics
Why GE Ditched Finance - The New Yorker
The Billionaire, the Dealer and the $186 Million Rothko - Bloomberg. I'm not very cultured. I'd never heard of Rothko.
The Unpleasant Charisma of John Kasich - The Atlantic.
It's indicative of how I feel about the Republican presidential field
that I see a guy I refused to vote for for governor as one of the better
candidates. A very low bar, indeed.
In Savannah: 24 Hours, 192 Horn Blasts - Wall Street Journal. Where I've attended church my whole life, sermons are often paused for "train breaks."