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Sports briefs: Orb is 3-1 Belmont favorite

Published June 5, 2013 4:35 pm

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horse racing • Kentucky Derby winner Orb has been made the morning-line favorite in a field of 14 horses entered for the Belmont Stakes.

Preakness winner Oxbow is the third choice in the largest Belmont field since 1996. Orb is the 3-1 favorite and drew the No. 5 post for trainer Shug McGaughey. Oxbow is 5-1 after drawing the No. 7 post for trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Todd Pletcher has a record five 3-year-olds in the 1½-mile race.

Vonn surprised with drug test

Skiing • Lindsey Vonn took an unexpected detour during her evening at an awards show — off the red carpet and into the women's bathroom for drug testing.

Vonn, a part-time Park City resident, was at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards at Lincoln Center on Monday when testers from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency escorted her to the restroom for a urine test. The test was sent to a lab and results weren't immediately available.

Olympic athletes are subject to random testing and required to fill out forms notifying USADA of their whereabouts at all times.

Roethlisberger has knee surgery

NFL • Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger underwent what coach Mike Tomlin called "minor" surgery on Wednesday to deal with lingering discomfort in his right knee.

The 31-year-old Roethlisberger, who will miss next week's minicamp, is expected to return when Pittsburgh opens training camp in July.

• Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris will miss the rest of offseason workouts as he recovers from surgery to remove a cyst near his heart. He expects to be recovered in time for training camp.

From wire reports