Here is the latest Alabama sports from The AP
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Regan Smith won the crash-filled Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway when NASCAR said he was leading at the final caution flag Saturday night. The race was delayed three hours by rain and slowed by several cautions, and NASCAR cut the distance by 10 laps as darkness closed in on the track.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Rain has washed out qualifying for Sunday's race at Talladega Superspeedway. The field was set based on practice times from Friday's first session, and Carl Edwards was fastest to earn the pole in his Roush Fenway Racing Ford. Martin Truex Jr. will start second, followed by Marcos Ambrose and Joey Logano. Ryan Newman will start and Matt Kenseth sixth.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Orb splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby, coming from far back in the pack and giving Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first victory in the 3-year-old classic. When the field turned for home Saturday afternoon at Churchill Downs, Normandy Invasion grabbed the lead while Orb was gearing up. But in the deep stretch, Orb prevailed, carrying Joel Rosario to his first Derby win.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies are ready to rumble again. Two years after slugging it out in a Western Conference semifinal series that went the full seven games, the two rough-and-tumble rivals will square off again starting in Game 1 in Oklahoma City on Sunday.