Derek Boogaard is being remembered as an NHL tough guy who had the characteristics of a ''teddy bear.''
The former Minnesota Wild and New York Rangers forward, known for his ability to protect his teammates by fighting, was honored Sunday night at a tear-filled memorial for fans, friends, teammates and family.
Boogaard was found dead in his home Friday, five months after a season-ending concussion. The 28-year-old player's family agreed to donate his brain to researchers, who will look for signs of a degenerative disease often found in athletes who sustain repeated hits to the head.
The memorial sprouted from a Facebook page urging fans to gather at the arena for a candlelight vigil.
Derby training facing weather delays
Nehro, and Astrology, both trained by Gettysburg native Steve Asmussen, ran two miles on Sunday at the track, but the trainer is watching the weather before deciding if they'll run today or Tuesday in advance of Saturday's second leg of the Triple Crown.
Rain is in the forecast for Louisville for the next 24 hours, including a 60 percent chance of showers this morning.
Other Preakness hopefuls, including Dialed In, had workouts Sunday in Louisville.
Midnight Interlude galloped a mile and five-eighths while Sway Away walked the shedrow at Barn 42 a day after working six furlongs.
Playoff makes Choi choice
David Toms won't forget it, either.
Moments after Toms hit his best shot of the week from a divot in the 18th fairway and made an 18-foot birdie putt to force a playoff, he missed a 3 -foot par putt in the playoff that cost him a chance at his first win in five years.
Choi closed with a 2-under 70 to become the fourth straight international player to win the PGA Tour's biggest event. He had to make a par putt just inside 5 feet to get to the playoff, then watched Toms hand him the victory.
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