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• American Pharoah won the 2015 Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown. The horse delivered on pre-race expectations, which had it as a 3-1 favorite.

• Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in a 12-round unanimous decision to retain the welterweight world championship.

The New York Times reports that, in fact, "both men were runaway winners financially. The purse, the majority of it from pay-per-view revenue from several million American households paying about $90 each to watch, was estimated at roughly $300 million. The contract called for Mayweather to receive 60 percent, win or lose."
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