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  • UK John Calipari Recovering After Minor Surgery

    UK John Calipari Recovering After Minor Surgery

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-04-25 14:59:02 GMT
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    AP PhotoAP Photo
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Coach John Calipari is recovering after a minor surgery, he confirmed via Twitter. The coach did not elaborate on the surgery, just that he would be in the hospital for a few days.  "I really haven’t had time to look at the commission’s recommendations yet. I had a minor surgery yesterday that’s going to keep me in the hospital for a couple days. I’m probably going to miss recruiting this weekend, but all is good!" wro...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Coach John Calipari is recovering after a minor surgery, he confirmed via Twitter. The coach did not elaborate on the surgery, just that he would be in the hospital for a few days.  "I really haven’t had time to look at the commission’s recommendations yet. I had a minor surgery yesterday that’s going to keep me in the hospital for a couple days. I’m probably going to miss recruiting this weekend, but all is good!" wro...
  • College Basketball Panel Calls On NCAA To Make Changes

    College Basketball Panel Calls On NCAA To Make Changes

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-04-25 14:08:27 GMT

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life.

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life.

  • Former State Champ Emma Talley Could Be Rising LPGA Star

    Former State Champ Emma Talley Could Be Rising LPGA Star

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-04-25 10:00:17 GMT
    Emma Talley finished fifth in last week's LPGA Tour event and is 40th overall on the money list in her first year on tour. (LPGA Tour Photo)Emma Talley finished fifth in last week's LPGA Tour event and is 40th overall on the money list in her first year on tour. (LPGA Tour Photo)
    Emma Talley finished fifth in last week's LPGA Tour event and is 40th overall on the money list in her first year on tour. (LPGA Tour Photo)Emma Talley finished fifth in last week's LPGA Tour event and is 40th overall on the money list in her first year on tour. (LPGA Tour Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT She could be Kentucky’s next rising professional star and Emma Talley proved that with her career-best fifth-place finish Sunday at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. The three-time Kentucky state high school champion from Caldwell County closed with a 4-under par 67 to finish 6-under after previous rounds of 68-72-71. She pushed her earnings to over $108,000 in seven events with her $57,000 pay day and is now in the top 40 in earnings on the tour. Talley was a two...
    By LARRY VAUGHT She could be Kentucky’s next rising professional star and Emma Talley proved that with her career-best fifth-place finish Sunday at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. The three-time Kentucky state high school champion from Caldwell County closed with a 4-under par 67 to finish 6-under after previous rounds of 68-72-71. She pushed her earnings to over $108,000 in seven events with her $57,000 pay day and is now in the top 40 in earnings on the tour. Talley was a two...
  • Mahle Loses No-Hitter in 7th, Reds Beat Braves 9-7 in 12

    Mahle Loses No-Hitter in 7th, Reds Beat Braves 9-7 in 12

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:50 PM EDT2018-04-25 03:50:35 GMT
    AP Photo/John MinchilloAP Photo/John Minchillo
    AP Photo/John MinchilloAP Photo/John Minchillo
    Tyler Mahle lost his no-hit bid on Freddie Freeman's homer in the seventh, and the Cincinnati Reds blew a big late lead before Scooter Gennett connected in the 12th inning for a 9-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.      Gennett hit his second homer of the game off left-hander Max Fried (0-1) for his first career game-ending shot.      Freeman started the Braves' late seven-run surge with his homer off Mahle, only the third ball the Braves...
    Tyler Mahle lost his no-hit bid on Freddie Freeman's homer in the seventh, and the Cincinnati Reds blew a big late lead before Scooter Gennett connected in the 12th inning for a 9-7 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.      Gennett hit his second homer of the game off left-hander Max Fried (0-1) for his first career game-ending shot.      Freeman started the Braves' late seven-run surge with his homer off Mahle, only the third ball the Braves...
  • Junior College Wing, Jordan Oakley, Signs with EKU Men's Basketball

    Junior College Wing, Jordan Oakley, Signs with EKU Men's Basketball

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:00:16 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Jordan Oakley, a 6-5 wing out of Louisburg College, has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Tuesday. Oakley averaged 18.2 points and 8.1 rebounds-per-game for Louisburg in 2017-18, leading the Hurricanes to a 28-6 record and a No. 4 national ranking. In 2016-17, Oakley posted 13.7 points and 6.1 rebounds-per-game while helping Louisburg to a 30-5 record and a National Junior College Ath...
    Jordan Oakley, a 6-5 wing out of Louisburg College, has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Tuesday. Oakley averaged 18.2 points and 8.1 rebounds-per-game for Louisburg in 2017-18, leading the Hurricanes to a 28-6 record and a No. 4 national ranking. In 2016-17, Oakley posted 13.7 points and 6.1 rebounds-per-game while helping Louisburg to a 30-5 record and a National Junior College Ath...
  • Wildcats Set for SEC Championship

    Wildcats Set for SEC Championship

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:20:57 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    After enjoying one of the most prolific regular seasons of head coach Brian Craig’s career, the Kentucky men’s golf team is set to take on its biggest challenge yet at the Southeastern Conference Championship this week. Tasked with facing a field in which every team is ranked 56th or better, UK will rely on experience from four players who have appeared at least once in the event during their careers and a redshirt freshman who is arguably enjoyed the best spring slate ...
    After enjoying one of the most prolific regular seasons of head coach Brian Craig’s career, the Kentucky men’s golf team is set to take on its biggest challenge yet at the Southeastern Conference Championship this week. Tasked with facing a field in which every team is ranked 56th or better, UK will rely on experience from four players who have appeared at least once in the event during their careers and a redshirt freshman who is arguably enjoyed the best spring slate ...
  • EKU Men's Golf Shoots Best Round, Moves to Second Place with 18 to Go

    EKU Men's Golf Shoots Best Round, Moves to Second Place with 18 to Go

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:09 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:09:32 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    The Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team rebounded from an uncharacteristic rough day to tie for the best round by any team on Tuesday and move into second place at the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Championship at The Shoals on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Colonels were tied for fifth with two other teams after a first round score of 296 (+8) on Monday.  EKU’s second round 289 was just one shot over par and tied with Jackso...
    The Eastern Kentucky University men’s golf team rebounded from an uncharacteristic rough day to tie for the best round by any team on Tuesday and move into second place at the 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Championship at The Shoals on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The Colonels were tied for fifth with two other teams after a first round score of 296 (+8) on Monday.  EKU’s second round 289 was just one shot over par and tied with Jackso...
  • Woman Who Donates Kidney To Billy G. Posts "Thumbs-Up" After Surgery

    Woman Who Donates Kidney To Billy G. Posts "Thumbs-Up" After Surgery

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:15:26 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman who selflessly donated a kidney to former Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie just tweeted a thumbs-up, indicating the transplant had gone well.  Ericka Downey, who reached out to Gillispie earlier this year, underwent surgery Tuesday.  "Out of surgery. Everything went great," she wrote. Out of surgery. Everything went great. pic.twitter.com/06kXIDd014 — Ericka Downey (@D2Diva) April 24, 2018 Downey is also the wife of a ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman who selflessly donated a kidney to former Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie just tweeted a thumbs-up, indicating the transplant had gone well.  Ericka Downey, who reached out to Gillispie earlier this year, underwent surgery Tuesday.  "Out of surgery. Everything went great," she wrote. Out of surgery. Everything went great. pic.twitter.com/06kXIDd014 — Ericka Downey (@D2Diva) April 24, 2018 Downey is also the wife of a ...

  • Derby & Oaks Notes For 4-24-18

    Derby & Oaks Notes For 4-24-18

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:36:06 GMT
    Trainer Todd Pletcher’s four Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) hopefuls arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:30 Monday afternoon with the trainer following a few hours later. On Tuesday morning, it was back to work.   At 7:30, during the special training window set aside for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses, the Pletcher quartet exited Barn 40 and made their way to the track through a light rain with all galloping 1 3/8 miles over a sealed, sloppy track....
    Trainer Todd Pletcher’s four Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) hopefuls arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:30 Monday afternoon with the trainer following a few hours later. On Tuesday morning, it was back to work.   At 7:30, during the special training window set aside for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses, the Pletcher quartet exited Barn 40 and made their way to the track through a light rain with all galloping 1 3/8 miles over a sealed, sloppy track....
  • Explosive Offenses Meet At Cliff Hagan Stadium

    Explosive Offenses Meet At Cliff Hagan Stadium

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-04-24 19:50:40 GMT
    Tim Warner UK AthleticsTim Warner UK Athletics
    Tim Warner UK AthleticsTim Warner UK Athletics
    The final midweek regular season home game kicks off a week where No. 13 Kentucky closes out the month of April looking for momentum heading into the home stretch. On Wednesday, the Wildcats host a Morehead State club that has serious thump in its batting order, having hit 83 doubles, 10 triples and 51 home runs this season. Missouri then comes calling this weekend in a series the Cats must have to remain in the race for hosting an NCAA regional.   The Eagles feature one of th...
    The final midweek regular season home game kicks off a week where No. 13 Kentucky closes out the month of April looking for momentum heading into the home stretch. On Wednesday, the Wildcats host a Morehead State club that has serious thump in its batting order, having hit 83 doubles, 10 triples and 51 home runs this season. Missouri then comes calling this weekend in a series the Cats must have to remain in the race for hosting an NCAA regional.   The Eagles feature one of th...
  • Troy Squires Named Finalist for 2018 Senior CLASS Award

    Troy Squires Named Finalist for 2018 Senior CLASS Award

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:22 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:22:49 GMT
    Britney Howard, UK AthleticsBritney Howard, UK Athletics
    Britney Howard, UK AthleticsBritney Howard, UK Athletics
    Kentucky senior catcher/first baseman Troy Squires was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award for baseball, it was announced Tuesday. The award honors seniors who excel both on and off the field of play. Squires, a 5-foot-11, 200-pounder from Elizabethtown, Ky., earlier this season was named National and Southeastern Conference Player of the Week for his performance in a career week that culminated in a series win over No. 3 Texas Tech. He also was a Sec...
    Kentucky senior catcher/first baseman Troy Squires was chosen as one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award for baseball, it was announced Tuesday. The award honors seniors who excel both on and off the field of play. Squires, a 5-foot-11, 200-pounder from Elizabethtown, Ky., earlier this season was named National and Southeastern Conference Player of the Week for his performance in a career week that culminated in a series win over No. 3 Texas Tech. He also was a Sec...
  • EKU Plays Their Maroon & White Game Saturday

    EKU Plays Their Maroon & White Game Saturday

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 12:46 PM EDT2018-04-24 16:46:32 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Eastern Kentucky University’s football team will conclude its 2018 spring practice schedule with the annual Maroon & White Game on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium. The game will get underway at 2 p.m.  Admission is FREE.  A special edition EKU football poster will be available to fans while supplies last. Head coach Mark Elder will split the team into offense (Maroon) and defense (White) for the scrimmage.  An adjusted point system will be used for the game...
    Eastern Kentucky University’s football team will conclude its 2018 spring practice schedule with the annual Maroon & White Game on Saturday at Roy Kidd Stadium. The game will get underway at 2 p.m.  Admission is FREE.  A special edition EKU football poster will be available to fans while supplies last. Head coach Mark Elder will split the team into offense (Maroon) and defense (White) for the scrimmage.  An adjusted point system will be used for the game...
  • UK Will Play Four Games In The Bahamas In August

    UK Will Play Four Games In The Bahamas In August

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:45 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:45:45 GMT
    AP Photo/John AmisAP Photo/John Amis

    UK's men's basketball team is headed back to a memorable destination for a foreign basketball tour this August: the Bahamas.   The Wildcats will return to the Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for a four-game, eight-day trip from Aug. 6-13. UK will train on the island and play four professional teams during its stay as it prepares for the 2018-19 season.   Kentucky will play the Bahamas national team on Aug. 8, San Lorenzo de Almagro on Aug. 9, Mega Bemax on Au...

    UK's men's basketball team is headed back to a memorable destination for a foreign basketball tour this August: the Bahamas.   The Wildcats will return to the Atlantis on Paradise Island in the Bahamas for a four-game, eight-day trip from Aug. 6-13. UK will train on the island and play four professional teams during its stay as it prepares for the 2018-19 season.   Kentucky will play the Bahamas national team on Aug. 8, San Lorenzo de Almagro on Aug. 9, Mega Bemax on Au...

  • Kentucky Cancels Midweek Game at Morehead State on Wednesday

    Kentucky Cancels Midweek Game at Morehead State on Wednesday

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-04-24 15:44:45 GMT
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     Kentucky and Morehead State have cancelled their originally-rescheduled softball game scheduled for Wednesday due to expected weather in the area and field conditions at University Field in Morehead. There will be no make-up date arranged. The Wildcats now will focus on their final six games of the season, all Southeastern Conference games, beginning over the weekend with No. 6 Tennessee in Knoxville. First pitch of the Friday’s game is at 6 p.m. ET live on the SEC N...

     Kentucky and Morehead State have cancelled their originally-rescheduled softball game scheduled for Wednesday due to expected weather in the area and field conditions at University Field in Morehead. There will be no make-up date arranged. The Wildcats now will focus on their final six games of the season, all Southeastern Conference games, beginning over the weekend with No. 6 Tennessee in Knoxville. First pitch of the Friday’s game is at 6 p.m. ET live on the SEC N...

  • Football 'Addict' Aerial Calahan Has True Love For UK Football

    Football 'Addict' Aerial Calahan Has True Love For UK Football

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:51 AM EDT2018-04-24 08:51:00 GMT
    Aerial Calahan convinced her father to get UK football season tickets when she was in college – and the family still has them.Aerial Calahan convinced her father to get UK football season tickets when she was in college – and the family still has them.
    Aerial Calahan convinced her father to get UK football season tickets when she was in college – and the family still has them.Aerial Calahan convinced her father to get UK football season tickets when she was in college – and the family still has them.

    By LARRY VAUGHT Aerial Calahan has a little bit of a different way of describing her love for football. She calls herself a “football addict,” especially when it comes to Kentucky football. “When I think of an ‘addict’ I think of someone being addicted to something, doesn’t have to be the typical stereotype. Me just saying I love football just isn’t enough to get my passion through,” said Callahan

    By LARRY VAUGHT Aerial Calahan has a little bit of a different way of describing her love for football. She calls herself a “football addict,” especially when it comes to Kentucky football. “When I think of an ‘addict’ I think of someone being addicted to something, doesn’t have to be the typical stereotype. Me just saying I love football just isn’t enough to get my passion through,” said Callahan

  • Three EKU Men's Golfers and Head Coach Pat Stephens Earn OVC Honors

    Three EKU Men's Golfers and Head Coach Pat Stephens Earn OVC Honors

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:16 PM EDT2018-04-24 03:16:06 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Three Eastern Kentucky University men’s golfers were selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Team and Pat Stephens was chosen as the OVC Coach of the Year, the league announced tonight from its annual banquet held in conjunction with the 2018 OVC Championship in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Kentucky natives Noah Combs and Will Sallee, along with teammate Erik Lindwall of Soderkoping, Sweden were chosen to the All-OVC Team.  Combs and Lindwall are now two-time All-OVC playe...
    Three Eastern Kentucky University men’s golfers were selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Team and Pat Stephens was chosen as the OVC Coach of the Year, the league announced tonight from its annual banquet held in conjunction with the 2018 OVC Championship in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Kentucky natives Noah Combs and Will Sallee, along with teammate Erik Lindwall of Soderkoping, Sweden were chosen to the All-OVC Team.  Combs and Lindwall are now two-time All-OVC playe...
  • 2018 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

    2018 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:52:09 GMT
    Photo by Britney Howard | UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard | UK Athletics

    The 16th annual CATSPY Awards were held Monday in Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2017-18 year in the UK Athletics department. With co-winners in some categories, 37 individuals were recognized as well as three teams. Headlining the awards this year were the national championship rifle team, volleyball, and track and field teams. Powered by air rifle national champion Henrik Larsen and junior Hanna Carr, head coach Harry Mullins and t...

    The 16th annual CATSPY Awards were held Monday in Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2017-18 year in the UK Athletics department. With co-winners in some categories, 37 individuals were recognized as well as three teams. Headlining the awards this year were the national championship rifle team, volleyball, and track and field teams. Powered by air rifle national champion Henrik Larsen and junior Hanna Carr, head coach Harry Mullins and t...

  • EKU’s Ryland Kerr on Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

    EKU’s Ryland Kerr on Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:49 PM EDT2018-04-24 02:49:01 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Eastern Kentucky University redshirt junior Ryland Kerr is one of 53 NCAA Division I baseball players on the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award Watch list, the College Baseball Foundation recently announced. The award, sponsored by Mizuno, honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation.  It is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977 to 1980.  Wallace died of leukemi...
    Eastern Kentucky University redshirt junior Ryland Kerr is one of 53 NCAA Division I baseball players on the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award Watch list, the College Baseball Foundation recently announced. The award, sponsored by Mizuno, honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation.  It is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977 to 1980.  Wallace died of leukemi...
  • 'Time to Shake Things Up' in 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll

    'Time to Shake Things Up' in 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:51 PM EDT2018-04-24 01:51:02 GMT
    Eclipse SportswireEclipse Sportswire
    Eclipse SportswireEclipse Sportswire
    (This was released before Quip and Gronkowski dropped out of the Kentucky Derby) The prep races have run, a prospective field is set, and contenders are arriving to Churchill Downs. Now begins days of speculation that reflected in a new 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. Little changed in Monday’s rankings, but a panel of experts hinted their choices could be influenced by final workouts and daily training sessions. “We...
    (This was released before Quip and Gronkowski dropped out of the Kentucky Derby) The prep races have run, a prospective field is set, and contenders are arriving to Churchill Downs. Now begins days of speculation that reflected in a new 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. Little changed in Monday’s rankings, but a panel of experts hinted their choices could be influenced by final workouts and daily training sessions. “We...
  • No. 18 Kentucky Concludes Midweeks with NKU, Morehead State

    No. 18 Kentucky Concludes Midweeks with NKU, Morehead State

    Monday, April 23 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-04-24 00:51:32 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    After a tough loss on Sunday afternoon to the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs, the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats will look to turn the page on Tuesday afternoon, as it hosts the Northern Kentucky Norse for an in-state affair at 6 p.m. ET from John Cropp Stadium in Lexington. The game will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the ESPN app with the Voice of the Wildcats, Dave Baker (pxp) and current National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA) Executive Director, Carol Bruggeman (c...
    After a tough loss on Sunday afternoon to the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs, the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats will look to turn the page on Tuesday afternoon, as it hosts the Northern Kentucky Norse for an in-state affair at 6 p.m. ET from John Cropp Stadium in Lexington. The game will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the ESPN app with the Voice of the Wildcats, Dave Baker (pxp) and current National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA) Executive Director, Carol Bruggeman (c...
  • Herald-Leader: Quade Green Decides To Remain At UK

    Herald-Leader: Quade Green Decides To Remain At UK

    Monday, April 23 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-23 22:13:02 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp

    LEXINGTON, Ky (Lexington Herald-Leader) The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting that Quade Green has decided to play for Kentucky next season.  On Monday, Tamika Johnson told the paper that her son has decided to remain at UK.  Some of his teammates have entered their names in this year's NBA draft and Sacha Killeya-Jones said he was going to transfer. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky (Lexington Herald-Leader) The Lexington Herald-Leader is reporting that Quade Green has decided to play for Kentucky next season.  On Monday, Tamika Johnson told the paper that her son has decided to remain at UK.  Some of his teammates have entered their names in this year's NBA draft and Sacha Killeya-Jones said he was going to transfer. 

  • Anthony Davis, Pelicans On Path To NBA’s Next Small-Market Success

    Anthony Davis, Pelicans On Path To NBA’s Next Small-Market Success

    Monday, April 23 2018 5:30 PM EDT2018-04-23 21:30:11 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    (AP) — With every Anthony Davis put-back dunk, reverse alley-oop jam, step-back 3-pointer or game-sealing block in the playoffs, the New Orleans Pelicans take a step closer to becoming the NBA’s next small-market success story. That didn’t quite happen with Chris Paul, who essentially forced a trade after his sixth season in the Big Easy amid concerns about uncertain ownership. The 25-year-old Davis is now in his sixth season in New Orleans. And the five-time All-S...
    (AP) — With every Anthony Davis put-back dunk, reverse alley-oop jam, step-back 3-pointer or game-sealing block in the playoffs, the New Orleans Pelicans take a step closer to becoming the NBA’s next small-market success story. That didn’t quite happen with Chris Paul, who essentially forced a trade after his sixth season in the Big Easy amid concerns about uncertain ownership. The 25-year-old Davis is now in his sixth season in New Orleans. And the five-time All-S...
  • Kentucky Derby Hopeful Gronkowski Will Miss The Run For The Roses

    Kentucky Derby Hopeful Gronkowski Will Miss The Run For The Roses

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:43 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:43:26 GMT
    Phoenix ThoroughbredsPhoenix Thoroughbreds

    Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Kentucky Derby hopeful Gronkowski has incurred a slight infection and will not be able make the international journey to America and participate as scheduled in the Run for the Roses.      The three-year-old son of Lonhro spiked a fever over the weekend and was immediately treated with antibiotics. While the sudden illness seems minor and the colt has been eating heartily and otherwise responding well to treatment, the condition will p...

    Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Kentucky Derby hopeful Gronkowski has incurred a slight infection and will not be able make the international journey to America and participate as scheduled in the Run for the Roses.      The three-year-old son of Lonhro spiked a fever over the weekend and was immediately treated with antibiotics. While the sudden illness seems minor and the colt has been eating heartily and otherwise responding well to treatment, the condition will p...

  • Wall Hurt Ankle In Game 4; Looking Forward To Seeing Drake

    Wall Hurt Ankle In Game 4; Looking Forward To Seeing Drake

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-04-23 20:16:44 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    Washington Wizards point guard John Wall says he’s fine after tweaking his right ankle late in a Game 4 victory over the No. 1 seed Raptors and is looking forward to seeing rapper Drake at Game 5 in Toronto. The teams are tied 2-2 heading into Wednesday night’s matchup. The home team has won every game in the first-round Eastern Conference series. Wall is a big reason the No. 8 seed Wizards pulled even after falling behind 2-0. He says that during the games in Toronto,...
    Washington Wizards point guard John Wall says he’s fine after tweaking his right ankle late in a Game 4 victory over the No. 1 seed Raptors and is looking forward to seeing rapper Drake at Game 5 in Toronto. The teams are tied 2-2 heading into Wednesday night’s matchup. The home team has won every game in the first-round Eastern Conference series. Wall is a big reason the No. 8 seed Wizards pulled even after falling behind 2-0. He says that during the games in Toronto,...
  • Steelers Pick Up 5th-year Option On LB Bud Dupree

    Steelers Pick Up 5th-year Option On LB Bud Dupree

    Monday, April 23 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 19:46:30 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree. The Steelers made the announcement on Monday, three days before the start of the draft. The move will keep the 24-year-old Dupree under contract for the 2019 season. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says, "We're excited about where Bud can be in these next two years and we had no hesitation in making that move when we did it." Pittsburgh selected Dupree with t...
    (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree. The Steelers made the announcement on Monday, three days before the start of the draft. The move will keep the 24-year-old Dupree under contract for the 2019 season. Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says, "We're excited about where Bud can be in these next two years and we had no hesitation in making that move when we did it." Pittsburgh selected Dupree with t...
  • Daily Racing Form: Quip Out Of Derby

    Daily Racing Form: Quip Out Of Derby

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:37:56 GMT

    (DRF)- According to the Daily Racing Form's Jay Privman, Quip is out of the Kentucky Derby. The racing news site says that after a second place finish in the Arkansas Derby, Quip's owners have decided to bypass the Kentucky Derby for the Preakness.  Quip is owned by WinStar Farm in Versailles.

    (DRF)- According to the Daily Racing Form's Jay Privman, Quip is out of the Kentucky Derby. The racing news site says that after a second place finish in the Arkansas Derby, Quip's owners have decided to bypass the Kentucky Derby for the Preakness.  Quip is owned by WinStar Farm in Versailles.

  • Kentucky’s Justin Lewis Named SEC Pitcher of the Week

    Kentucky’s Justin Lewis Named SEC Pitcher of the Week

    Monday, April 23 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-04-23 17:29:13 GMT
    Elliott Hess-UK AthleticsElliott Hess-UK Athletics
    Elliott Hess-UK AthleticsElliott Hess-UK Athletics
    Kentucky redshirt junior starter Justin Lewis was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week after his career effort in a 3-2 win over top-ranked Florida, it was announced on Monday. Lewis is the second straight UK player to win SEC Pitcher of the Week, following sophomore closer Chris Machamer last week. The Cats now have won either Pitcher of Player of the Week six times this season and 11 times since the start of the 2017 season, the most of any school in the SEC. The ...
    Kentucky redshirt junior starter Justin Lewis was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week after his career effort in a 3-2 win over top-ranked Florida, it was announced on Monday. Lewis is the second straight UK player to win SEC Pitcher of the Week, following sophomore closer Chris Machamer last week. The Cats now have won either Pitcher of Player of the Week six times this season and 11 times since the start of the 2017 season, the most of any school in the SEC. The ...
  • Gronkowski, Derby Contender, Suffers Setback

    Gronkowski, Derby Contender, Suffers Setback

    Monday, April 23 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-04-23 13:41:40 GMT
    The Kentucky Derby will take place on May 5. (BRYNN ANDERSON/AP)The Kentucky Derby will take place on May 5. (BRYNN ANDERSON/AP)

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Racing Post) - Derby hopeful Gronkowski has suffered an unspecified setback, according to Racing Post.  Gronkowski's trainer told the racing magazine that the horse was supposed to be heading to Kentucky, unfortunately, they are waiting 24 hours to make any big decisions. The NFL's Rob Gronkowski is a stakeholder of his namesake. Read Racing Post's full article on the horse here.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Racing Post) - Derby hopeful Gronkowski has suffered an unspecified setback, according to Racing Post.  Gronkowski's trainer told the racing magazine that the horse was supposed to be heading to Kentucky, unfortunately, they are waiting 24 hours to make any big decisions. The NFL's Rob Gronkowski is a stakeholder of his namesake. Read Racing Post's full article on the horse here.

  • UK Commit Moses Douglas Has Strong Football IQ

    UK Commit Moses Douglas Has Strong Football IQ

    Monday, April 23 2018 4:41 AM EDT2018-04-23 08:41:48 GMT
    Former UK defensive back Maurice Douglas with his son, Moses, a current UK commit.Former UK defensive back Maurice Douglas with his son, Moses, a current UK commit.
    Former UK defensive back Maurice Douglas with his son, Moses, a current UK commit.Former UK defensive back Maurice Douglas with his son, Moses, a current UK commit.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Maurice Douglas was glad to see Kentucky recruiting his son, defensive back Moses Douglas. However, the former UK defensive back and NFL veteran was not about to push his son to pick Kentucky. If anything, Maurice Douglas went out of his way not to do anything to push his son to Kentucky.  “I just wanted to let him make his own decision,” said Maurice Douglas. “I didn’t want to push anything on him. My wife and I let him make his de...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Maurice Douglas was glad to see Kentucky recruiting his son, defensive back Moses Douglas. However, the former UK defensive back and NFL veteran was not about to push his son to pick Kentucky. If anything, Maurice Douglas went out of his way not to do anything to push his son to Kentucky.  “I just wanted to let him make his own decision,” said Maurice Douglas. “I didn’t want to push anything on him. My wife and I let him make his de...
  • John Wall Dominates in Wizards Win

    John Wall Dominates in Wizards Win

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 02:46:48 GMT
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    AP PhotoAP Photo
    When Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal fouled out with about five minutes left in a tied Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, he couldn't believe the call.      He raced to the other end of the court. When he returned to his team's sideline, he threw a red towel, before being held back by teammates.      "I was beyond emotional. Beyond mad. Frustrated. Pretty much any synonym you can add," Beal said. "I told my team that we were going to...
    When Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal fouled out with about five minutes left in a tied Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, he couldn't believe the call.      He raced to the other end of the court. When he returned to his team's sideline, he threw a red towel, before being held back by teammates.      "I was beyond emotional. Beyond mad. Frustrated. Pretty much any synonym you can add," Beal said. "I told my team that we were going to...
  • Kentucky Gymnastics Coaches Take Home Nation’s Top Honors

    Kentucky Gymnastics Coaches Take Home Nation’s Top Honors

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:57:53 GMT
    Kentucky gymnastics head coach Tim Garrison and assistant coaches Chuck Dickerson and Rachel Garrison were named the 2018 National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) National Coach and Assistant Coaches of the Year, the organization announced Sunday. The awards are voted on by Division I coaches across the country. Both awards are the program’s first. “I’m so grateful for my staff,” head coach Tim Garrison said. “They have given ...
    Kentucky gymnastics head coach Tim Garrison and assistant coaches Chuck Dickerson and Rachel Garrison were named the 2018 National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) National Coach and Assistant Coaches of the Year, the organization announced Sunday. The awards are voted on by Division I coaches across the country. Both awards are the program’s first. “I’m so grateful for my staff,” head coach Tim Garrison said. “They have given ...
  • 2018 Kentucky Baseball Week 10 In Review

    2018 Kentucky Baseball Week 10 In Review

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:40:28 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    2018 KENTUCKY BASEBALL WEEK 10 IN REVIEW OVERALL RECORD: 26-14 (8-10 SEC) WEEK RECORD: 1-3 LAST WEEK Apr. 17 – Loss, 2-8, at Louisville Apr. 19 – Loss, 2-11, vs. #1 Florida Apr. 20 – Loss, 4-9, vs. #1 Florida Apr. 21 – Win, 3-2, vs. #1 Florida THIS WEEK Apr. 25 – vs. Morehead State (6:30 p.m.; Lexington; SECN+) Apr. 27 – vs. Missouri (7:30 p.m.; Lexington; SEC Network) Apr. 28 – vs. Missouri (2 p.m.; Lexington; SECN+...
    2018 KENTUCKY BASEBALL WEEK 10 IN REVIEW OVERALL RECORD: 26-14 (8-10 SEC) WEEK RECORD: 1-3 LAST WEEK Apr. 17 – Loss, 2-8, at Louisville Apr. 19 – Loss, 2-11, vs. #1 Florida Apr. 20 – Loss, 4-9, vs. #1 Florida Apr. 21 – Win, 3-2, vs. #1 Florida THIS WEEK Apr. 25 – vs. Morehead State (6:30 p.m.; Lexington; SECN+) Apr. 27 – vs. Missouri (7:30 p.m.; Lexington; SEC Network) Apr. 28 – vs. Missouri (2 p.m.; Lexington; SECN+...
  • Focus Group Rallies to Win Featured Hurstland Purse on Military Day

    Focus Group Rallies to Win Featured Hurstland Purse on Military Day

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:10:46 GMT
    KeenelandKeeneland
    KeenelandKeeneland
    Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Focus Group rallied from far back to win Sunday’s featured $76,000 Hurstland Purse for older horses by 1¼  lengths over Gostisbehere before a crowd of 19,118 on Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon. (Click here for a video of the race.) Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Focus Group covered 1½ miles on a firm turf course in 2:31.10. A Keeneland sales graduate, Focus Group i...
    Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Focus Group rallied from far back to win Sunday’s featured $76,000 Hurstland Purse for older horses by 1¼  lengths over Gostisbehere before a crowd of 19,118 on Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon. (Click here for a video of the race.) Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, Focus Group covered 1½ miles on a firm turf course in 2:31.10. A Keeneland sales graduate, Focus Group i...
  • Home Runs Carry Lexington Over Hagerstown in 9-2 Victory

    Home Runs Carry Lexington Over Hagerstown in 9-2 Victory

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:09:14 GMT
    Trailing 2-1 in the series facing the Hagerstown Suns, the Lexington Legends took game four with a 9-2 victory. Nolan Watson (1-1) earned the win for the Legends, tossing 5.0 innings allowing one run (unearned) on four hits while striking out five and walking one. Alex Troop (1-2) was given the loss for the Suns, pitching 4.0 innings allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits while walking three and striking out seven. The Suns plated their first run of the ballgame in the second...
    Trailing 2-1 in the series facing the Hagerstown Suns, the Lexington Legends took game four with a 9-2 victory. Nolan Watson (1-1) earned the win for the Legends, tossing 5.0 innings allowing one run (unearned) on four hits while striking out five and walking one. Alex Troop (1-2) was given the loss for the Suns, pitching 4.0 innings allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits while walking three and striking out seven. The Suns plated their first run of the ballgame in the second...
  • No. 6 Georgia Scores Three in Seventh to Steal Series

    No. 6 Georgia Scores Three in Seventh to Steal Series

    Sunday, April 22 2018 4:42 PM EDT2018-04-22 20:42:37 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs scored all three of its runs in the top of the seventh inning to come back and steal the series from the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats in a postseason-feel Southeastern Conference game on Sunday afternoon at John Cropp Stadium. Kentucky led a majority of the game, scoring the game’s only run of the first six innings in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a Grace Baalman RBI single back up the box to plate Brooklin Hinz. That lead would hold until the top ...
    The No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs scored all three of its runs in the top of the seventh inning to come back and steal the series from the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats in a postseason-feel Southeastern Conference game on Sunday afternoon at John Cropp Stadium. Kentucky led a majority of the game, scoring the game’s only run of the first six innings in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a Grace Baalman RBI single back up the box to plate Brooklin Hinz. That lead would hold until the top ...
  • Update from Churchill Downs

    Update from Churchill Downs

    Sunday, April 22 2018 3:18 PM EDT2018-04-22 19:18:55 GMT
    Craig Upham’s Ashland Stakes (Grade I) third-place finisher Patrona Margarita recorded a half-mile breeze in :48.80 on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a start in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on Friday, May 4.           The Texas-bred daughter of Special Rate breezed through eighth-mile splits of :12.60, :24.60 and :36.80 before galloping out five furlongs in 1:02 and six furlongs...
    Craig Upham’s Ashland Stakes (Grade I) third-place finisher Patrona Margarita recorded a half-mile breeze in :48.80 on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a start in the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on Friday, May 4.           The Texas-bred daughter of Special Rate breezed through eighth-mile splits of :12.60, :24.60 and :36.80 before galloping out five furlongs in 1:02 and six furlongs...
  • Freddie Maggard Hired By UK As New Director Of Player Development

    Freddie Maggard Hired By UK As New Director Of Player Development

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-04-22 03:39:27 GMT
    @KentuckyAthletics@KentuckyAthletics

    LEXINGTON, Ky (KSR) Kentucky Sports Radio broke the news Friday that KSR Football writer and former UK Quarterback Freddie Maggard has been hired by UK Football as the Director of Player Development.  KSR's Matt Jones said that Maggard will be helping UK players with life off the field, by helping them find internships, jobs after football, and by helping them build career skills.  On a personal level, there is not a better human being than @FredMaggard. I am lucky...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (KSR) Kentucky Sports Radio broke the news Friday that KSR Football writer and former UK Quarterback Freddie Maggard has been hired by UK Football as the Director of Player Development.  KSR's Matt Jones said that Maggard will be helping UK players with life off the field, by helping them find internships, jobs after football, and by helping them build career skills.  On a personal level, there is not a better human being than @FredMaggard. I am lucky...

  • Hagerstown Homers Over Lexington In Game Three

    Hagerstown Homers Over Lexington In Game Three

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-04-22 02:53:12 GMT
    Clinton RiddleClinton Riddle
    Clinton RiddleClinton Riddle
    Despite leading early after the second inning, the Lexington Legends fell in game two, 5-3 to the Hagerstown Suns. The Legends’ record is now 9-7 while the Suns’ record improves to 5-11. AJ Bogucki (1-0) was awarded the win tossing 5.0 innings allowing one run on two hits while striking out five and walking one. Andres Sotillet (0-2) was given the loss pitching 5.2 innings allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out seven and walking one. Janser Lara started for the...
    Despite leading early after the second inning, the Lexington Legends fell in game two, 5-3 to the Hagerstown Suns. The Legends’ record is now 9-7 while the Suns’ record improves to 5-11. AJ Bogucki (1-0) was awarded the win tossing 5.0 innings allowing one run on two hits while striking out five and walking one. Andres Sotillet (0-2) was given the loss pitching 5.2 innings allowing four runs on nine hits while striking out seven and walking one. Janser Lara started for the...
  • Davis’ 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

    Davis’ 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:52 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:52:18 GMT
    AP Images: Scott ThrelkeldAP Images: Scott Threlkeld

    Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday. Jrue Holiday capped his 41-point performance with an 18-foot pull-up jumper that gave the Pelicans a six-point lead with 40 seconds left. Rajon Rondo added 16 assists, and Davis also had 11 rebounds and three blocks for New Orleans, which is moving on to the second ro...

    Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday. Jrue Holiday capped his 41-point performance with an 18-foot pull-up jumper that gave the Pelicans a six-point lead with 40 seconds left. Rajon Rondo added 16 assists, and Davis also had 11 rebounds and three blocks for New Orleans, which is moving on to the second ro...

  • Quotes from the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2)

    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:00:16 GMT
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    KeenelandKeeneland
    Chris Landeros (winning rider of One Go All Go) “Great trip. He’s a pretty fast horse. He puts you in a good spot. (Trainer) Scooter (Dickey) had him ready as always. I appreciate him and the owner letting me ride the horse. He’s just a cool horse, and it seems like he’s getting better.” Scooter Dickey (winning trainer) On buying One Go All Go from the horses of racing age portion of Keeneland’s 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale for $62,000 &ldq...
    Chris Landeros (winning rider of One Go All Go) “Great trip. He’s a pretty fast horse. He puts you in a good spot. (Trainer) Scooter (Dickey) had him ready as always. I appreciate him and the owner letting me ride the horse. He’s just a cool horse, and it seems like he’s getting better.” Scooter Dickey (winning trainer) On buying One Go All Go from the horses of racing age portion of Keeneland’s 2017 November Breeding Stock Sale for $62,000 &ldq...
  • One Go All Go Fends Off All Challengers to Win Dixiana Elkhorn Before 37,378 Fans

    One Go All Go Fends Off All Challengers to Win Dixiana Elkhorn Before 37,378 Fans

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:05:17 GMT
    KeenelandKeeneland
    KeenelandKeeneland
    Rodney Paden’s One Go All Go shot to the lead shortly after at the break and held his position all the way to post a three-quarter length victory over Oscar Nominated to win the 33rd running of the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) for older horses before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 37,378. The attendance is the fifth highest in Keeneland history. Trained by Scooter Dickey and ridden by Chris Landeros, One Go All Go covered the 1½ miles on a firm turf course in 2:30....
    Rodney Paden’s One Go All Go shot to the lead shortly after at the break and held his position all the way to post a three-quarter length victory over Oscar Nominated to win the 33rd running of the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) for older horses before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 37,378. The attendance is the fifth highest in Keeneland history. Trained by Scooter Dickey and ridden by Chris Landeros, One Go All Go covered the 1½ miles on a firm turf course in 2:30....
  • Cheek’s 12th Homer, Humes’ Complete Game Guides UK To 4-2 Win

    Cheek’s 12th Homer, Humes’ Complete Game Guides UK To 4-2 Win

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:44:51 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     Junior third baseman Abbey Cheek launched a two-run home run to right field in the bottom of the fourth inning to plate the go-ahead and game-winning run for the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats as they evened the series with a 4-2 win over No. 6 Georgia on Saturday at John Cropp Stadium. Autumn Humes got her ninth win in the circle for the Wildcats with a complete-game performance in the circle, allowing one of the best offenses in the nation just two runs on six hits. Humes didn&rs...
     Junior third baseman Abbey Cheek launched a two-run home run to right field in the bottom of the fourth inning to plate the go-ahead and game-winning run for the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats as they evened the series with a 4-2 win over No. 6 Georgia on Saturday at John Cropp Stadium. Autumn Humes got her ninth win in the circle for the Wildcats with a complete-game performance in the circle, allowing one of the best offenses in the nation just two runs on six hits. Humes didn&rs...
  • Career Outing From Justin Lewis Gives UK 3-2 Win in Series Finale

    Career Outing From Justin Lewis Gives UK 3-2 Win in Series Finale

    Saturday, April 21 2018 5:12 PM EDT2018-04-21 21:12:51 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Junior pitcher Justin Lewis allowed a leadoff double to start the game and then slammed the door on No. 1 Florida, allowing just two Gators to reach base the rest of the afternoon, powering the No. 6 University of Kentucky baseball team to a 3-2 win in the series finale of a three-game set Saturday at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The win over No. 1 Florida (34-8, 14-4 SEC) was the 10th in program history for Kentucky (26-14, 8-10 SEC) and the first since taking two of three from the top-ra...
    Junior pitcher Justin Lewis allowed a leadoff double to start the game and then slammed the door on No. 1 Florida, allowing just two Gators to reach base the rest of the afternoon, powering the No. 6 University of Kentucky baseball team to a 3-2 win in the series finale of a three-game set Saturday at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The win over No. 1 Florida (34-8, 14-4 SEC) was the 10th in program history for Kentucky (26-14, 8-10 SEC) and the first since taking two of three from the top-ra...
  • Champion, Toyota Blue Grass Winner Good Magic Works; Leaves Sunday for Churchill Downs

    Champion, Toyota Blue Grass Winner Good Magic Works; Leaves Sunday for Churchill Downs

    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:38:02 GMT
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    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Trainer Chad Brown called the Saturday breeze by champion and Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Good Magic “outstanding” after the Curlin colt worked 4 furlongs in :48 with exercise rider Walter Malasquez aboard. (Click here for a video of the work.) Keeneland clockers caught Good Magic galloping out 5 furlongs in 1:00 and 6 furlongs in 1:14. The move marked Good Magic’s first breeze since he won the Toyota Blue Grass two weeks earlier and prepares ...
    Trainer Chad Brown called the Saturday breeze by champion and Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Good Magic “outstanding” after the Curlin colt worked 4 furlongs in :48 with exercise rider Walter Malasquez aboard. (Click here for a video of the work.) Keeneland clockers caught Good Magic galloping out 5 furlongs in 1:00 and 6 furlongs in 1:14. The move marked Good Magic’s first breeze since he won the Toyota Blue Grass two weeks earlier and prepares ...
  • Kentucky Derby Notes from Churchill Downs

    Kentucky Derby Notes from Churchill Downs

    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:11:50 GMT
     John Oxley’s Flameaway, Albaugh Family Stables’ Free Drop Billy and Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled kicked off the exclusive training period for Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve contenders from 7:30-7:45 a.m. (all times Eastern) Saturday with five-furlong workouts at Churchill Downs in preparation for the May 5 “Run for the Roses.”           Flameaway...
     John Oxley’s Flameaway, Albaugh Family Stables’ Free Drop Billy and Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled kicked off the exclusive training period for Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve contenders from 7:30-7:45 a.m. (all times Eastern) Saturday with five-furlong workouts at Churchill Downs in preparation for the May 5 “Run for the Roses.”           Flameaway...
  • Lexington Falls in Game Two After Hagerstown Grand Slam

    Lexington Falls in Game Two After Hagerstown Grand Slam

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:09 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:09:55 GMT
    Despite a strong showing on the mound by Daniel Tillo, the Lexington Legends fell to the Hagerstown Suns, 9-7. The Suns record improves to 4-11 and the Legends fall to 9-6. Hagerstown plated a run in the first inning, similar to the first game of the series. Cole Freeman reached on a leadoff walk by Daniel Tillo and scored on a groundout to the shortstop by Yasel Antuna. The Legends answered in the bottom of the inning after Nick Pratto reached on a fielder’s choice. An RBI dou...
    Despite a strong showing on the mound by Daniel Tillo, the Lexington Legends fell to the Hagerstown Suns, 9-7. The Suns record improves to 4-11 and the Legends fall to 9-6. Hagerstown plated a run in the first inning, similar to the first game of the series. Cole Freeman reached on a leadoff walk by Daniel Tillo and scored on a groundout to the shortstop by Yasel Antuna. The Legends answered in the bottom of the inning after Nick Pratto reached on a fielder’s choice. An RBI dou...
  • Grace Baalman Pitches Gem, No. 18 Wildcats Fall in Pitcher’s Duel

    Grace Baalman Pitches Gem, No. 18 Wildcats Fall in Pitcher’s Duel

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:54:27 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     Grace Baalman had another stellar outing in the circle for the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats, going the full seven innings against the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs and only allowing one run, but the Wildcats were unable to come up with a run, dropping a 1-0 pitcher’s duel to UGA on Friday night in the opening game of the series. Game two will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET from John Cropp Stadium. It is UK Police Day, as there will be police cars available to be looked at, as well as...
     Grace Baalman had another stellar outing in the circle for the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats, going the full seven innings against the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs and only allowing one run, but the Wildcats were unable to come up with a run, dropping a 1-0 pitcher’s duel to UGA on Friday night in the opening game of the series. Game two will be on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET from John Cropp Stadium. It is UK Police Day, as there will be police cars available to be looked at, as well as...
  • Quotes from the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3)

    Quotes from the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3)

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:31 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:31:06 GMT
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    KeenelandKeeneland
    Brian Hernandez Jr. (winning rider of Valadorna) “It looked like quite a bit of speed (in the race). The two fillies to my inside were pretty cranked up going into the (starting) gate. I thought if I let (Valadorna) leave there running, she’d get us in a good spot. She did the rest for us. All the credit goes to (trainer) Mark (Casse) and (assistant trainer) David (Carroll) and the whole Casse team for giving us enough horse to get a shot (at a win).” On racing wid...
    Brian Hernandez Jr. (winning rider of Valadorna) “It looked like quite a bit of speed (in the race). The two fillies to my inside were pretty cranked up going into the (starting) gate. I thought if I let (Valadorna) leave there running, she’d get us in a good spot. She did the rest for us. All the credit goes to (trainer) Mark (Casse) and (assistant trainer) David (Carroll) and the whole Casse team for giving us enough horse to get a shot (at a win).” On racing wid...
  • Valadorna Edges Apologynotaccepted to Win Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare

    Valadorna Edges Apologynotaccepted to Win Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:52:30 GMT
    KeenelandKeeneland
    KeenelandKeeneland
    Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna wore down longshot pacesetter Apologynotaccepted in deep stretch by three-quarters of a length to win the 24thrunning of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 16,362. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Valadorna covered the 1 1/16 miles on a fast main track in 1:43.87. Casse earned his 20th Keeneland stakes victory and his second in this race with the othe...
    Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna wore down longshot pacesetter Apologynotaccepted in deep stretch by three-quarters of a length to win the 24thrunning of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 16,362. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Valadorna covered the 1 1/16 miles on a fast main track in 1:43.87. Casse earned his 20th Keeneland stakes victory and his second in this race with the othe...
  • Eastern Kentucky Lands NC State Transfer Darius Hicks

    Eastern Kentucky Lands NC State Transfer Darius Hicks

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:19:24 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Darius Hicks, a 6-8 forward from Quitman, Mississippi, has signed to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Friday. Hicks is a transfer from North Carolina State University, where he played two seasons for the Wolfpack. He appeared in 21 games as a freshman in 2016-17, and he played in four games a sophomore in 2017-18 before suffering a season-ending injury. Before the injury, Hicks was averaging 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds-per-gam...
    Darius Hicks, a 6-8 forward from Quitman, Mississippi, has signed to play basketball at Eastern Kentucky University, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Friday. Hicks is a transfer from North Carolina State University, where he played two seasons for the Wolfpack. He appeared in 21 games as a freshman in 2016-17, and he played in four games a sophomore in 2017-18 before suffering a season-ending injury. Before the injury, Hicks was averaging 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds-per-gam...
  • Part Of UK's Non-Conference Schedule For Next Season

    Part Of UK's Non-Conference Schedule For Next Season

    Friday, April 20 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-04-20 20:38:43 GMT
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    AP PhotoAP Photo

    So far, what we know about UK's non conference schedule for next season is terrific.  UK played Monmouth for the first time last season and won 93-76. It will be the third meeting with Seton Hall, and first since the 1988-89 series.

    So far, what we know about UK's non conference schedule for next season is terrific.  UK played Monmouth for the first time last season and won 93-76. It will be the third meeting with Seton Hall, and first since the 1988-89 series.

  • Vanderbilt Enters Draft, Forgoes Agent

    Vanderbilt Enters Draft, Forgoes Agent

    Friday, April 20 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-20 17:01:34 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  – Using NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters” and go through the NBA Draft process, freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter his name in the 2018 NBA Draft but does not plan to hire an agent at this time. So long as Vanderbilt does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “Thi...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  – Using NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters” and go through the NBA Draft process, freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter his name in the 2018 NBA Draft but does not plan to hire an agent at this time. So long as Vanderbilt does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “Thi...
  • No. 20 Kentucky Travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday

    No. 20 Kentucky Travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:14:04 GMT

    Following a week off from Southeastern Conference play, in which Kentucky won four-straight games, all in run-rule fashion, the Wildcats will now set their sights back on Eastern Kentucky for the return trip of a home-and-home with the Colonels on Tuesday night in Richmond. The game will commence at 6 p.m. ET from Gertrude Hood Field on the campus of Eastern Kentucky and will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Kentucky got off to a fast start against the Colonels last ...

    Following a week off from Southeastern Conference play, in which Kentucky won four-straight games, all in run-rule fashion, the Wildcats will now set their sights back on Eastern Kentucky for the return trip of a home-and-home with the Colonels on Tuesday night in Richmond. The game will commence at 6 p.m. ET from Gertrude Hood Field on the campus of Eastern Kentucky and will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Kentucky got off to a fast start against the Colonels last ...

  • Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Monday, January 29 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-01-29 16:47:16 GMT
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    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

  • Former Eagle Brent Arrington Set To Play For The NBA G-League's Greensboro Swarm

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    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

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    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:00:33 GMT
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    NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com. The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in ...
    NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com. The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in ...
  • Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monday, March 6 2017 9:46 AM EST2017-03-06 14:46:59 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

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  • What’s New On Netflix And What’s Leaving In May?

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    (Digital Trends)-- As the weather begins to heat up, so does Netflix, with a slew of new streaming options to watch in the shady indoors. From original shows to top-notch films, Netflixhas a massive number of compelling offerings in May 2018. EVERYTHING NEW ON NETFLIX IN MAY May 1 27: Gone Too Soon A Life of Its Own: The Truth About Medical Marijuana Amelie Barbie Dreamhouse Adventures (Season 1) Beautiful Girls The Bourne Ultimatum The Carter Effect Th...
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  • Danville Mother Says Two Men Held Her At Gunpoint, Ransacked Her Home

    Danville Mother Says Two Men Held Her At Gunpoint, Ransacked Her Home

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 5:53 PM EDT2018-04-24 21:53:45 GMT

    DANVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) A Danville mother of three is thankful to be alive after two men ransacked her home and pointed a gun at her. She said they made off with thousands of dollars worth of cash. Jeanenna Bryant said she left the back door of her home cracked open Tuesday morning while she was cleaning her room. She said she heard a bang and then two men rushed into her room. "The dude who was wearing the red told me to get down on the ground, pointed a gun at me," she sai...

    DANVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) A Danville mother of three is thankful to be alive after two men ransacked her home and pointed a gun at her. She said they made off with thousands of dollars worth of cash. Jeanenna Bryant said she left the back door of her home cracked open Tuesday morning while she was cleaning her room. She said she heard a bang and then two men rushed into her room. "The dude who was wearing the red told me to get down on the ground, pointed a gun at me," she sai...

  • State Police: Brother Shoots, Kills Brother In Estill Co.

    State Police: Brother Shoots, Kills Brother In Estill Co.

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-04-24 22:57:33 GMT

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are on the scene Tuesday afternoon of a reported shooting in rural Estill County. The shooting happened during the morning hours along Pryse Road. LEX 18 has a crew on the way. Check back with LEX18.com for the latest on this developing story.

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are on the scene Tuesday afternoon of a reported shooting in rural Estill County. The shooting happened during the morning hours along Pryse Road. LEX 18 has a crew on the way. Check back with LEX18.com for the latest on this developing story.

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