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Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar is battle of Eclipse Award winners

It will be Eclipse Award winner versus Eclipse Award winner in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday.

Beholder, a three-time reigning Eclipse Award winner, was Del Mar’s horse of the meeting last year after becoming the first female horse to win the Pacific Classic (by 8 1/4 lengths). She has won eight consecutive races, 17 of 22 lifetime, and has $4.7 million in earnings.

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Robbie Lawler's fighting Saturday, so let the savageness resume

Robbie Lawler isn’t one to elaborate on his mixed martial arts talents, which center around his joy for brutality, except if he’s drawn into the conversation.

Or drawn into a fight … .

UFC welterweight champion Lawler returns from back-to-back wars Saturday in Atlanta when he headlines UFC 201 against formidable contender Tyron Woodley.

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Jordan Spieth in contention at Baltusrol with questionable relief play

Another major golf championship, another rules squabble.

This time it came at the PGA Championship on Friday at Baltusrol Golf Club and involved one of the game’s most high-profile players, Jordan Spieth.

Spieth got himself into weekend contention by shooting a 3-under-par 67 to get to 3 under for the tournament, three shots behind the morning leader, Henrik Stenson.

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Mike Trout honors Boston's David Ortiz with a golden change of wardrobe
New York's Irish treat Carl Frampton as their own, not L.A.'s Leo Santa Cruz

Leo Santa Cruz’s wish to venture outside his comfort zone of Southern California for a big fight was met with throaty resistance Friday.

A massive throng of Irishmen supporting Santa Cruz’s Saturday opponent, Carl Frampton, at the weigh-in adds an interesting wrinkle to the Showtime-televised World Boxing Assn. featherweight title bout at Barclays Center.

“It’s not my hometown.

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Tim Tebow says he can still be an 'effective quarterback' in the NFL

Tim Tebow is not ready to hang the cleats despite snapping his last football in a regular-season NFL game with the New York Jets in 2012.

Though he was with the Eagles last off-season, the team later released him before the beginning of the 2015 season. Still, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner does other work outside of football to keep himself busy.

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