Hines Ward, Ron Artest, 2011 Kentucky Derby and Today's Late Sports Buzz

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Hines Ward, Ron Artest, 2011 Kentucky Derby and Today's Late Sports Buzz
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The biggest sports weekend of the entire year is less than two days away.

This Saturday's schedule features two NBA Playoff Conference Semis, the most prestigious horse race in the world in the Kentucky Derby and Manny Pacquiao will be fighting Shane Mosley in their much anticipated bout. Don't forget about a full slate of MLB games NHL playoffs and a NASCAR race...and of course the never ending off the field NFL news. 

This weekend has a sport for everybody.

Read on for the latest news coming out of Churchill Downs to get inside information on what horses will be expected to make a run for the victory. I'll update the track conditions and weather forecast for this weekends historic event.

The L.A. Lakers were shocked yet again by the Dallas Mavericks last night. What in the world is going on with the two-time defending champs? Is Pau Gasol singe-handily making Kobe Bryant go insane? And speaking of insane, what has become of Ron Artest?

I'll attempt to answer these questions and go over how the Mavs added toughness has really altered their fortunes this postseason.

In off the field NFL news, another NFL player had a run in with the law and it's not one you would expect. We'll go over the details of what happened to Hines Ward today in Los Angeles.

All this and more in Thursday's sports buzz.

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