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Inside: The Week In Sports


It's been a cold, wet April; what better excuse to reignite the hot stove? • The risk attached to trading displaced Astros closer Brad Lidge • Why it finally may be time to deal Lastings Milledge

Horse Racing
Defying tradition, trainers are employing unorthodox methods to prep their Kentucky Derby contenders • Clock's running out for a trio of big names to field a horse for the Derby

A Hendrick test-drive for Dale Earnhardt Jr. • Jeff Burton stamps himself as a contender • A plea to Mark Martin to come back full time • Ganassi drivers are getting up to speed


Photograph by John Biever

ROAD RACE Forced out of Cleveland by frigid weather, the Indians took refuge in Milwaukee, where Jeremy Sowers beat Jose Molina to the bag last Thursday and the Tribe took two of three from the Angels in front of surprisingly robust "home" crowds.