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  • Davis 1st Team, Towns 3rd Team All-NBA

    Davis 1st Team, Towns 3rd Team All-NBA

    Thursday, May 24 2018 3:28 PM EDT2018-05-24 19:28:35 GMT
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    AP PhotoAP Photo
    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been unanimously selected to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team, giving him an NBA-record 12 First Team honors in his 15-year career.  James has passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, who both finished with 11 First Team selections. Houston Rockets guard James Harden also received All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots, joining James as a unanimous selection.  Harden, who led the NBA in scoring average (30.4 ppg) and three-poi...
    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been unanimously selected to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team, giving him an NBA-record 12 First Team honors in his 15-year career.  James has passed Kobe Bryant and Karl Malone, who both finished with 11 First Team selections. Houston Rockets guard James Harden also received All-NBA First Team votes on all 100 ballots, joining James as a unanimous selection.  Harden, who led the NBA in scoring average (30.4 ppg) and three-poi...
  • UK Football Player Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges

    UK Football Player Pleads Not Guilty To Drug Charges

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:57:55 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (KSR) - A Kentucky Football player was arrested on drug charges Thursday. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Marcus Walker was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana and trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine). Walker signed with UK in 2015 and was set to play this fall. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (KSR) - A Kentucky Football player was arrested on drug charges Thursday. According to Kentucky Sports Radio, Marcus Walker was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, trafficking in marijuana and trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine). Walker signed with UK in 2015 and was set to play this fall. 

  • Kentucky Draws Kansas at Rupp Arena in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

    Kentucky Draws Kansas at Rupp Arena in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-05-24 16:30:54 GMT

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The two winningest programs in college basketball will face off for a fifth straight season in 2019 as a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which the two leagues announced Thursday. The Kentucky men’s basketball team will host Kansas on Jan. 26 at Rupp at a time to be determined later. Going back to the 2014-15 season, the two schools have played one another every season in either the SEC/Big 12 Challenge or the State Farm Champions Classic. It w...

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The two winningest programs in college basketball will face off for a fifth straight season in 2019 as a part of the annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge, which the two leagues announced Thursday. The Kentucky men’s basketball team will host Kansas on Jan. 26 at Rupp at a time to be determined later. Going back to the 2014-15 season, the two schools have played one another every season in either the SEC/Big 12 Challenge or the State Farm Champions Classic. It w...

  • Report: Detroit Pistons Want UK Alum Dwane Casey For Head Coach Job

    Report: Detroit Pistons Want UK Alum Dwane Casey For Head Coach Job

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 14:44:42 GMT
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    DETROIT (Click On Detroit) - The Detroit Pistons are reportedly looking to hire a UK duo for their team.  According to Click On Detroit, the Pistons want to hire former Toronto Raptors' coach Dwane Casey for their head coaching gig. Casey played for UK in the 70s and was recently let go from the team despite being named coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The team also reportedly wants to hire former cat Tayshaun Prince for a front office gig....

    DETROIT (Click On Detroit) - The Detroit Pistons are reportedly looking to hire a UK duo for their team.  According to Click On Detroit, the Pistons want to hire former Toronto Raptors' coach Dwane Casey for their head coaching gig. Casey played for UK in the 70s and was recently let go from the team despite being named coach of the year by the National Basketball Coaches Association. The team also reportedly wants to hire former cat Tayshaun Prince for a front office gig....

  • Don't Forget Importance Of Nick Richards And Quade Green Next Season

    Don't Forget Importance Of Nick Richards And Quade Green Next Season

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:51 AM EDT2018-05-24 08:51:01 GMT
    Quade Green's experience and leadership could be invaluable for Kentucky next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)Quade Green's experience and leadership could be invaluable for Kentucky next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Quade Green's experience and leadership could be invaluable for Kentucky next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)Quade Green's experience and leadership could be invaluable for Kentucky next season. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Since Kentucky’s season ended with the disappointing NCAA Tournament loss to there has been constant speculation about the 2018-19 roster that John Calipari will have. What recruits, if any, would he add? He filled a huge need by signing forward E.J. Montgomery and soon should get another boost when guard Ashton Hagans reclassifies from the 2019 recruiting class to 2018 so he can play at UK next year. I’m even told that junior guard Tyrese Maxey coul...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Since Kentucky’s season ended with the disappointing NCAA Tournament loss to there has been constant speculation about the 2018-19 roster that John Calipari will have. What recruits, if any, would he add? He filled a huge need by signing forward E.J. Montgomery and soon should get another boost when guard Ashton Hagans reclassifies from the 2019 recruiting class to 2018 so he can play at UK next year. I’m even told that junior guard Tyrese Maxey coul...
  • Paulick's Grand Slam Not Enough as EKU Softball Falls to UC Riverside

    Paulick's Grand Slam Not Enough as EKU Softball Falls to UC Riverside

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:04:43 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Mollie Paulick launched a grand slam to center field to cap a five-run bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as the Eastern Kentucky University softball team fell to the University of California, Riverside, 9-6, in the championship round of the National Invitational Softball Championship at Smith Field.   The Highlanders (37-22) notched the first hits of the game in the opening frame of the third stanza with a trio of singles to load the bases. A hit to right field ...
    Mollie Paulick launched a grand slam to center field to cap a five-run bottom of the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as the Eastern Kentucky University softball team fell to the University of California, Riverside, 9-6, in the championship round of the National Invitational Softball Championship at Smith Field.   The Highlanders (37-22) notched the first hits of the game in the opening frame of the third stanza with a trio of singles to load the bases. A hit to right field ...
  • Churchill Downs to Offer Special Training Session for Belmont Horses Including Justify

    Churchill Downs to Offer Special Training Session for Belmont Horses Including Justify

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 9:00 PM EDT2018-05-24 01:00:14 GMT
    AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAP Photo/Patrick Semansky
    AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAP Photo/Patrick Semansky
    With unbeaten Triple Crown hopeful Justify and four other possible Belmont Stakes contenders stabled on the grounds, Churchill Downs Racetrack will offer a special 7:30-7:40 a.m. (all times Eastern) training period for those horses starting on Thursday. Additionally, area horse racing fans are invited to watch those colts train from the first floor of the facility free of charge. Churchill Downs Racetrack will open its Paddock Gate entrance between 7-8 a.m. each morning thr...
    With unbeaten Triple Crown hopeful Justify and four other possible Belmont Stakes contenders stabled on the grounds, Churchill Downs Racetrack will offer a special 7:30-7:40 a.m. (all times Eastern) training period for those horses starting on Thursday. Additionally, area horse racing fans are invited to watch those colts train from the first floor of the facility free of charge. Churchill Downs Racetrack will open its Paddock Gate entrance between 7-8 a.m. each morning thr...
  • EKU’S Murphy Named OVC Female Athlete of the Year

    EKU’S Murphy Named OVC Female Athlete of the Year

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:00:22 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Eastern Kentucky University softball’s Paige Murphy has been named the 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference Female Athlete of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.   The award is given to the OVC female student-athlete who is deemed the top player in the league each year and is voted on by the OVC’s athletics directors and sports information directors.   Murphy will receive her award at the League’s annual Honors Brunch on June 1 in Nashville.   ...
    Eastern Kentucky University softball’s Paige Murphy has been named the 2017-18 Ohio Valley Conference Female Athlete of the Year, the league announced on Wednesday.   The award is given to the OVC female student-athlete who is deemed the top player in the league each year and is voted on by the OVC’s athletics directors and sports information directors.   Murphy will receive her award at the League’s annual Honors Brunch on June 1 in Nashville.   ...
  • No. 16 Kentucky Travels West For Super Regional at No. 1 Oregon

    No. 16 Kentucky Travels West For Super Regional at No. 1 Oregon

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:57:02 GMT
    Abbey Cheek/UK Athletics PhotoAbbey Cheek/UK Athletics Photo
    Abbey Cheek/UK Athletics PhotoAbbey Cheek/UK Athletics Photo
    Following a historic run through the Lexington Regional, which saw the No. 16 Kentucky softball team impose run-rule wins in all three games, the Wildcats will now turn their attention to the Oregon Ducks for the 2018 Eugene Super Regional in the Pacific Northwest. All three games will take place at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Tickets are sold out for the entire weekend. Oregon is the No. 1 overall seed in the 2018 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament, and champions of the Pa...
    Following a historic run through the Lexington Regional, which saw the No. 16 Kentucky softball team impose run-rule wins in all three games, the Wildcats will now turn their attention to the Oregon Ducks for the 2018 Eugene Super Regional in the Pacific Northwest. All three games will take place at Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Tickets are sold out for the entire weekend. Oregon is the No. 1 overall seed in the 2018 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament, and champions of the Pa...
  • Six Wildcats Earn Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Honors

    Six Wildcats Earn Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC Honors

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:36 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:36:26 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     Six University of Kentucky football players earned a spot on Athlon Sports’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams it was announced today. Junior running back Benny Snell Jr., (Westerville, Ohio) was named to the first-team offense after leading the SEC in rushing touchdowns (19) and ranking third in total rushing yardage (1,333) and rushing yards per game (102.5). His 1,333 rushing yards set a school record for most rushing yards by a sophomore. He also became the...
     Six University of Kentucky football players earned a spot on Athlon Sports’ preseason All-Southeastern Conference teams it was announced today. Junior running back Benny Snell Jr., (Westerville, Ohio) was named to the first-team offense after leading the SEC in rushing touchdowns (19) and ranking third in total rushing yardage (1,333) and rushing yards per game (102.5). His 1,333 rushing yards set a school record for most rushing yards by a sophomore. He also became the...
  • NFL Bans Players From Kneeling During National Anthem

    NFL Bans Players From Kneeling During National Anthem

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:01:11 GMT
    Ed Clemente / MGNEd Clemente / MGN

    (NBC News) - The NFL has approved a new policy to forbid players from kneeling during the National Anthem. The new policy will allow players to stay in the locker room, but they must stand if they are on the field. LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received. JUST IN: NFL approves new national anthem policy: "All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem." pic.twitter.com/434GdnEUUu — NBC Ne...

    (NBC News) - The NFL has approved a new policy to forbid players from kneeling during the National Anthem. The new policy will allow players to stay in the locker room, but they must stand if they are on the field. LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received. JUST IN: NFL approves new national anthem policy: "All team and league personnel on the field shall stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem." pic.twitter.com/434GdnEUUu — NBC Ne...

  • Freshmen Played Like Veterans To Help Kentucky Reach Super Regional

    Freshmen Played Like Veterans To Help Kentucky Reach Super Regional

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:23:59 GMT
    Pitcher Grace Baalman is one of the freshmen who played a key role for UK in the regional wins. (Vicky Graff Photo)Pitcher Grace Baalman is one of the freshmen who played a key role for UK in the regional wins. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Pitcher Grace Baalman is one of the freshmen who played a key role for UK in the regional wins. (Vicky Graff Photo)Pitcher Grace Baalman is one of the freshmen who played a key role for UK in the regional wins. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Before Kentucky started postseason play, coach Rachel Lawson told me she felt “very confident” in the way her freshmen would perform under season-ending pressure. Her confidence was well founded as pitcher Grace Baalman, infielder Mallory Peyton and outfielder Lauren Johnson all played key roles in UK’s NCAA Region championship that sends the Cats now to No. 1 Oregon in the Super Regional. “I couldn’t be more proud of them. As a se...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Before Kentucky started postseason play, coach Rachel Lawson told me she felt “very confident” in the way her freshmen would perform under season-ending pressure. Her confidence was well founded as pitcher Grace Baalman, infielder Mallory Peyton and outfielder Lauren Johnson all played key roles in UK’s NCAA Region championship that sends the Cats now to No. 1 Oregon in the Super Regional. “I couldn’t be more proud of them. As a se...
  • Lexington Legends Fall in Game Two Facing Rome Braves

    Lexington Legends Fall in Game Two Facing Rome Braves

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-05-23 03:15:50 GMT
    Lexington LegendsLexington Legends
    Lexington LegendsLexington Legends
    Coming off a monstrous win last night, the Lexington Legends were doubled up by the Rome Braves in the second game of the series, 10-5. The Legends record now falls to 22-20 while Rome improves to 27-17. The Braves began their scoring spree in the top of the second inning. William Contreras drew a lead off walk then moved to second on a single by Jefrey Ramos. With runners at first and second, Carlos Martinez singled Contreras home, scoring the first run of the game for Rome. Justin ...
    Coming off a monstrous win last night, the Lexington Legends were doubled up by the Rome Braves in the second game of the series, 10-5. The Legends record now falls to 22-20 while Rome improves to 27-17. The Braves began their scoring spree in the top of the second inning. William Contreras drew a lead off walk then moved to second on a single by Jefrey Ramos. With runners at first and second, Carlos Martinez singled Contreras home, scoring the first run of the game for Rome. Justin ...
  • Strong Spring Meet Prompts 10 Percent Purse Increase for Churchill Downs' Overnight Races

    Strong Spring Meet Prompts 10 Percent Purse Increase for Churchill Downs' Overnight Races

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 9:39 PM EDT2018-05-23 01:39:08 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Record wagering on races at Churchill Downs Racetrack during the week of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) and strong business during the two subsequent weeks of the ongoing Spring Meet have enabled the track to announce a 10 percent increase in daily purses for overnight races effective Thursday, May 31. Entries for the first of those races scheduled for the “Twilight...
    Record wagering on races at Churchill Downs Racetrack during the week of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) and strong business during the two subsequent weeks of the ongoing Spring Meet have enabled the track to announce a 10 percent increase in daily purses for overnight races effective Thursday, May 31. Entries for the first of those races scheduled for the “Twilight...
  • Kole Cottam Brilliant in Kentucky’s SEC Tournament Opener

    Kole Cottam Brilliant in Kentucky’s SEC Tournament Opener

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:58 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:58:07 GMT
    Photo by: Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by: Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Photo by: Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by: Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Kole Cottam delivered a two-out, two-strike, game-tying RBI double in the ninth inning in the Southeastern Conference Tournament opener but No. 21 Kentucky fell 4-3 in 11 innings to No. 22 Auburn in a tightly-contested elimination round game. The Cats now await their NCAA Tournament fate, which will be announced on Monday, May 28. A strong resume against one of the nation’s most difficult schedules that included non-conference wins against Texas Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Hou...
    Kole Cottam delivered a two-out, two-strike, game-tying RBI double in the ninth inning in the Southeastern Conference Tournament opener but No. 21 Kentucky fell 4-3 in 11 innings to No. 22 Auburn in a tightly-contested elimination round game. The Cats now await their NCAA Tournament fate, which will be announced on Monday, May 28. A strong resume against one of the nation’s most difficult schedules that included non-conference wins against Texas Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Hou...
  • EKU Women's Basketball to Play in the Junkanoo Jam in Bahamas

    EKU Women's Basketball to Play in the Junkanoo Jam in Bahamas

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-05-23 00:31:10 GMT
    Eastern Kentucky University is one of eight teams that will compete in the women’s basketball 2018 Junkanoo Jam at Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas on Nov. 22-24. The tournament field includes Clemson, EKU, Florida State, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama-Birmingham and West Virginia.  The field will be split into two divisions of four teams, the Junkanoo and Bimini Divisions, and each division will crown a champion.  Eastern will join Florida State, West Vir...
    Eastern Kentucky University is one of eight teams that will compete in the women’s basketball 2018 Junkanoo Jam at Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas on Nov. 22-24. The tournament field includes Clemson, EKU, Florida State, Iowa, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama-Birmingham and West Virginia.  The field will be split into two divisions of four teams, the Junkanoo and Bimini Divisions, and each division will crown a champion.  Eastern will join Florida State, West Vir...
  • Four Wildcats Ready for NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament

    Four Wildcats Ready for NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-05-22 23:29:10 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Four members of the Kentucky men’s tennis team – Will Bushamuka, Ryo Matsumura, Gus Benson and Cesar Bourgois – will compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament beginning on May 23 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Bushamuka and Matsumura will compete in the singles portion, while Benson and Bourgois will team up in doubles play. Matsumura is the No. 8 seed in the event and will face Billy Griffith of California on May 23 a...
    Four members of the Kentucky men’s tennis team – Will Bushamuka, Ryo Matsumura, Gus Benson and Cesar Bourgois – will compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Tournament beginning on May 23 at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Bushamuka and Matsumura will compete in the singles portion, while Benson and Bourgois will team up in doubles play. Matsumura is the No. 8 seed in the event and will face Billy Griffith of California on May 23 a...
  • EKU Softball Heads to Los Angeles for NISC Championship

    EKU Softball Heads to Los Angeles for NISC Championship

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-05-22 22:36:13 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics

    The Eastern Kentucky University softball team is set to head to Los Angeles, California to take part in the National Softball Invitational Championship hosted by Loyola Marymount. The Colonels will take on the University of California – Riverside at 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. If EKU wins it will take on the winner of the LMU/University of Texas at Arlington contest on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Should Eastern lose, it will square off against the loser at 1 p.m. ET Thursday. ...

    The Eastern Kentucky University softball team is set to head to Los Angeles, California to take part in the National Softball Invitational Championship hosted by Loyola Marymount. The Colonels will take on the University of California – Riverside at 4:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday. If EKU wins it will take on the winner of the LMU/University of Texas at Arlington contest on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Should Eastern lose, it will square off against the loser at 1 p.m. ET Thursday. ...

  • Mike Allen Joins EKU Hoops Coaching Staff

    Mike Allen Joins EKU Hoops Coaching Staff

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:00 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:00:18 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Mike Allen has joined the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Tuesday. The former Ohio University standout and professional basketball player comes to EKU following three seasons on staff at Bryant University. “I always knew when I got another head coaching job that I would hire Mike,” Hamilton said. “His work ethic, basketball IQ and ability to communicate with student-athletes m...
    Mike Allen has joined the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Tuesday. The former Ohio University standout and professional basketball player comes to EKU following three seasons on staff at Bryant University. “I always knew when I got another head coaching job that I would hire Mike,” Hamilton said. “His work ethic, basketball IQ and ability to communicate with student-athletes m...
  • Nae Nae Cole Added to Kentucky Women’s Basketball Roster

    Nae Nae Cole Added to Kentucky Women’s Basketball Roster

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-05-22 18:35:15 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Former NC State center Nae Nae Cole, who was a four-star, top-100 recruit out of high school according to ESPN.com, has joined the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program and is planning to report to campus this summer, Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday. Prior to NC State, Cole had a tremendous career at Paul VI Catholic High School, helping the Panthers win their ninth straight state championship title her senior season. Along the way, Cole was tabbed first-t...
    Former NC State center Nae Nae Cole, who was a four-star, top-100 recruit out of high school according to ESPN.com, has joined the University of Kentucky women’s basketball program and is planning to report to campus this summer, Matthew Mitchell announced Tuesday. Prior to NC State, Cole had a tremendous career at Paul VI Catholic High School, helping the Panthers win their ninth straight state championship title her senior season. Along the way, Cole was tabbed first-t...
  • Manual Running Back Adian Robbins Honored To Be Priority Recruit For UK

    Manual Running Back Adian Robbins Honored To Be Priority Recruit For UK

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 4:47 AM EDT2018-05-22 08:47:42 GMT
    Adian Robbins has a 3.8 GPA and size, speed and strength that have brought him 21 major scholarship offers so far. (Rivals.com Photo)Adian Robbins has a 3.8 GPA and size, speed and strength that have brought him 21 major scholarship offers so far. (Rivals.com Photo)
    Adian Robbins has a 3.8 GPA and size, speed and strength that have brought him 21 major scholarship offers so far. (Rivals.com Photo)Adian Robbins has a 3.8 GPA and size, speed and strength that have brought him 21 major scholarship offers so far. (Rivals.com Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT A year ago Aidan Robbins was still waiting for major college football scholarship offers, so he decided to see if he could not help the process. “I think people just needed to find out about me. I kind of did part of it myself. I sent my film out. Coaches evaluated me and began to see the type of person I am, not just the athlete I am,” said Robbins. “I possess a lot of intangibles other recruits might not have. Then my size, speed and strength...
    By LARRY VAUGHT A year ago Aidan Robbins was still waiting for major college football scholarship offers, so he decided to see if he could not help the process. “I think people just needed to find out about me. I kind of did part of it myself. I sent my film out. Coaches evaluated me and began to see the type of person I am, not just the athlete I am,” said Robbins. “I possess a lot of intangibles other recruits might not have. Then my size, speed and strength...
  • Lexington Legends Take Game One Over Rome Braves, 18-2

    Lexington Legends Take Game One Over Rome Braves, 18-2

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:16:37 GMT
    Photo by Clinton RiddlePhoto by Clinton Riddle
    Photo by Clinton RiddlePhoto by Clinton Riddle
    The Lexington Legends took game one over the Rome Braves with a huge 18-2 victory. The Legends scored 18 runs on a season-high 22 hits. The Legends record now improves to 22-19 overall while the Braves fall to 26-17. The Legends plated their first runs of the game in the bottom of the first. Nick Pratto drew a two-out walk then scored on a Brewer Hicklen home run, and Lexington led, 2-0. The Braves scored their first run of the game in the top of the fourth. Jefrey Ramos doubled to ...
    The Lexington Legends took game one over the Rome Braves with a huge 18-2 victory. The Legends scored 18 runs on a season-high 22 hits. The Legends record now improves to 22-19 overall while the Braves fall to 26-17. The Legends plated their first runs of the game in the bottom of the first. Nick Pratto drew a two-out walk then scored on a Brewer Hicklen home run, and Lexington led, 2-0. The Braves scored their first run of the game in the top of the fourth. Jefrey Ramos doubled to ...
  • EKU Catcher, Alex Holderbach, Chosen as Semifinalist for Howser Trophy

    EKU Catcher, Alex Holderbach, Chosen as Semifinalist for Howser Trophy

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:00 PM EDT2018-05-22 02:00:17 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics

    Eastern Kentucky University catcher Alex Holderbach is a semifinalist for the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy, given each year to the top player in college baseball by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). The NCBWA announced the list of 35 semifinalist on Thursday.  Holderbach is one of just three baseball players from the Ohio Valley Conference on the list, one of just three catchers to make the cut, and one of just three players from scho...

    Eastern Kentucky University catcher Alex Holderbach is a semifinalist for the 2018 Dick Howser Trophy, given each year to the top player in college baseball by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). The NCBWA announced the list of 35 semifinalist on Thursday.  Holderbach is one of just three baseball players from the Ohio Valley Conference on the list, one of just three catchers to make the cut, and one of just three players from scho...

  • Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Play as No. 10 Seed

    Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Play as No. 10 Seed

    Monday, May 21 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-05-22 01:10:35 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Kentucky baseball team begins play in the SEC Tournament on Tuesday, facing Auburn in a single-elimination game at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. The Cats, seeded 10th in this week’s tournament, will face seventh-seeded Auburn at approximately 2 p.m. ET. The Cats and the Tigers met earlier this season in a three-game series March 23-25 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. In the Friday game, Auburn All-American Casey Mize was outstanding, pitching seven innings and...
    The Kentucky baseball team begins play in the SEC Tournament on Tuesday, facing Auburn in a single-elimination game at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Alabama. The Cats, seeded 10th in this week’s tournament, will face seventh-seeded Auburn at approximately 2 p.m. ET. The Cats and the Tigers met earlier this season in a three-game series March 23-25 at Cliff Hagan Stadium. In the Friday game, Auburn All-American Casey Mize was outstanding, pitching seven innings and...
  • Four Football Eagles Named to the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Commonwealth Team

    Four Football Eagles Named to the Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Commonwealth Team

    Monday, May 21 2018 7:30 PM EDT2018-05-21 23:30:22 GMT
    Morehead St. AthleticsMorehead St. Athletics
    Morehead St. AthleticsMorehead St. Athletics
    Morehead State football has landed four players on the 2018 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Commonwealth Team. The selections include senior wide receiver Jarin Higginbotham, senior quarterback Lawson Page, senior cornerback Chauncey Johns and senior defensive lineman Jamil Butler. The Kentucky Collegiate All Commonwealth Team is a pre-season recognition award for football players attending a Kentucky college or university. The Kentu...
    Morehead State football has landed four players on the 2018 Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame All-Commonwealth Team. The selections include senior wide receiver Jarin Higginbotham, senior quarterback Lawson Page, senior cornerback Chauncey Johns and senior defensive lineman Jamil Butler. The Kentucky Collegiate All Commonwealth Team is a pre-season recognition award for football players attending a Kentucky college or university. The Kentu...
  • Luke Heyer Named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

    Luke Heyer Named Golden Spikes Award Semifinalist

    Monday, May 21 2018 6:32 PM EDT2018-05-21 22:32:16 GMT
    Photo by Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Photo by Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer has been named a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, it was announced Monday by the USA Baseball. The award honors the top collegiate baseball player in the nation for their performance on the field and is presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation. The 41st Golden Spikes Award will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles. Heyer, from Lithia, Fla., has burst onto the scene this season with his prodigious power at the pla...
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer has been named a Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, it was announced Monday by the USA Baseball. The award honors the top collegiate baseball player in the nation for their performance on the field and is presented in partnership with the Rod Dedeaux Foundation. The 41st Golden Spikes Award will be presented on June 28 in Los Angeles. Heyer, from Lithia, Fla., has burst onto the scene this season with his prodigious power at the pla...
  • Zan Payne Joins Kentucky Men’s Basketball Program

    Zan Payne Joins Kentucky Men’s Basketball Program

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:40 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:40:25 GMT
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    Lexington Catholic AthleticsLexington Catholic Athletics
    Zan Payne, a standout from Lexington Catholic High School and son of associate head coach Kenny Payne, has joined the Kentucky men’s basketball team. A highly productive player out of Lexington Catholic High School, Zan Payne will join UK as a walk-on for the 2018-19 season after scoring more than 1,000 points in his high school career. He announced his verbal commitment at the beginning of May and had a ceremonial signing at his high school on Thursday. Kentucky’s c...
    Zan Payne, a standout from Lexington Catholic High School and son of associate head coach Kenny Payne, has joined the Kentucky men’s basketball team. A highly productive player out of Lexington Catholic High School, Zan Payne will join UK as a walk-on for the 2018-19 season after scoring more than 1,000 points in his high school career. He announced his verbal commitment at the beginning of May and had a ceremonial signing at his high school on Thursday. Kentucky’s c...
  • Kole Cottam, Luke Heyer Named First-Team All-SEC

    Kole Cottam, Luke Heyer Named First-Team All-SEC

    Monday, May 21 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-05-21 21:27:06 GMT
    Photo by Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Photo by Britney Howard, UK AthleticsPhoto by Britney Howard, UK Athletics
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer and junior catcher/first baseman Kole Cottam have been named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference, the league announced Monday. League coaches voted Heyer as the first-team designated hitter/utility position and Cottam was the first-team first baseman after the two tied for the league lead in home runs with 18. Heyer, from Lithia, Fla., has burst onto the scene this season with his prodigious power at the plate. He has twice been...
    Kentucky senior infielder/outfielder Luke Heyer and junior catcher/first baseman Kole Cottam have been named First-Team All-Southeastern Conference, the league announced Monday. League coaches voted Heyer as the first-team designated hitter/utility position and Cottam was the first-team first baseman after the two tied for the league lead in home runs with 18. Heyer, from Lithia, Fla., has burst onto the scene this season with his prodigious power at the plate. He has twice been...
  • Cottam, Heyer First Team All-SEC

    Cottam, Heyer First Team All-SEC

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:39 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:39:29 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its 2018 Baseball Awards and All-SEC Teams, recognizing standout performances from this season. The 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament will be played Tuesday through Sunday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Florida's Jonathan India was named the SEC Player of the Year, the Gators' Brady Singer is the SEC Pitcher of the Year, Arkansas' Heston Kjerstad is the SEC Freshman of the Year, Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan is the SEC Coach of the Year and Ge...
    The Southeastern Conference on Monday announced its 2018 Baseball Awards and All-SEC Teams, recognizing standout performances from this season. The 2018 SEC Baseball Tournament will be played Tuesday through Sunday at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Florida's Jonathan India was named the SEC Player of the Year, the Gators' Brady Singer is the SEC Pitcher of the Year, Arkansas' Heston Kjerstad is the SEC Freshman of the Year, Florida's Kevin O'Sullivan is the SEC Coach of the Year and Ge...
  • Kentucky/Oregon Flexed to Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Kentucky/Oregon Flexed to Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Monday, May 21 2018 3:20 PM EDT2018-05-21 19:20:15 GMT
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    The 2018 Eugene Super Regional has been flexed to a Thursday/Friday/Saturday Super Regional site, it was announced by the NCAA on Sunday night following the conclusion of the regional rounds. Kentucky will face the top-seeded Oregon Ducks on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET live on ESPN2. Game two of the series will be on Friday at 11 p.m. ET and will also be shown live on ESPN2. If a third game is necessary to decide who moves on to the 2018 Women’s College World Series – i...

    The 2018 Eugene Super Regional has been flexed to a Thursday/Friday/Saturday Super Regional site, it was announced by the NCAA on Sunday night following the conclusion of the regional rounds. Kentucky will face the top-seeded Oregon Ducks on Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET live on ESPN2. Game two of the series will be on Friday at 11 p.m. ET and will also be shown live on ESPN2. If a third game is necessary to decide who moves on to the 2018 Women’s College World Series – i...

  • Steve Lepore Joins EKU Men's Basketball Staff

    Steve Lepore Joins EKU Men's Basketball Staff

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:26 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:26:43 GMT
    Steve Lepore has joined the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Monday. The former Wake Forest standout and professional basketball player comes to EKU following three seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia Military Institute. “Steve brings a wealth of basketball experience as a coach and former player,” Hamilton said. “He’s a proven winner, playing a part on championship...
    Steve Lepore has joined the Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach, head coach A.W. Hamilton announced on Monday. The former Wake Forest standout and professional basketball player comes to EKU following three seasons as an assistant coach at Virginia Military Institute. “Steve brings a wealth of basketball experience as a coach and former player,” Hamilton said. “He’s a proven winner, playing a part on championship...
  • UK Men’s Basketball Announces Satellite Camp Schedule

    UK Men’s Basketball Announces Satellite Camp Schedule

    Monday, May 21 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-05-21 17:13:59 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Back by popular demand, the Kentucky men’s basketball team is going back on the road for the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour. After a brief hiatus, the camps are back and registration is now open. The 2018 summer tour includes six stops throughout the Bluegrass over five days during the month of June. The camps offer the unique opportunity for Kentucky basketball fans to learn from and interact with Coach Calipari, the UK coaching staff and available Wildcat players. It is t...
    Back by popular demand, the Kentucky men’s basketball team is going back on the road for the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour. After a brief hiatus, the camps are back and registration is now open. The 2018 summer tour includes six stops throughout the Bluegrass over five days during the month of June. The camps offer the unique opportunity for Kentucky basketball fans to learn from and interact with Coach Calipari, the UK coaching staff and available Wildcat players. It is t...
  • Bret Bearup's Legacy Could Well Be The Way He Loved Life But Also Cared About Others

    Bret Bearup's Legacy Could Well Be The Way He Loved Life But Also Cared About Others

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:44 AM EDT2018-05-21 08:44:19 GMT
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    Bret BearupBret Bearup
    By LARRY VAUGHT If you ever had a chance to be around Bret Bearup, you didn’t need long to feel like you were his friend. He just had that knack for making anyone he came into connect feel important and that is one thing that never changed from the time I first met Bearup almost 40 years ago until his death last week. He came to Kentucky from New York as a Parade All-American as well as a McDonald’s All-American. He loved being at UK and never lost his passion for t...
    By LARRY VAUGHT If you ever had a chance to be around Bret Bearup, you didn’t need long to feel like you were his friend. He just had that knack for making anyone he came into connect feel important and that is one thing that never changed from the time I first met Bearup almost 40 years ago until his death last week. He came to Kentucky from New York as a Parade All-American as well as a McDonald’s All-American. He loved being at UK and never lost his passion for t...
  • Legends Take Series From Power In Doubleheader Sweep

    Legends Take Series From Power In Doubleheader Sweep

    Sunday, May 20 2018 8:03 PM EDT2018-05-21 00:03:47 GMT
    Lexington Legends, Clinton RiddleLexington Legends, Clinton Riddle
    Lexington Legends, Clinton RiddleLexington Legends, Clinton Riddle
    After having to suspend last night’s contest in the second inning due to inclement weather, the Lexington Legends took both games in today’s doubleheader facing the West Virginia Power. The Legends won game one, 6-4 and game two, 7-6. Lexington’s record now improves to 21-19 for the season while West Virginia drops to 23-17. For the first game, play resumed in the bottom of the second with Brewer Hicklen on first base, and Lexington trailing by two runs. Dennicher C...
    After having to suspend last night’s contest in the second inning due to inclement weather, the Lexington Legends took both games in today’s doubleheader facing the West Virginia Power. The Legends won game one, 6-4 and game two, 7-6. Lexington’s record now improves to 21-19 for the season while West Virginia drops to 23-17. For the first game, play resumed in the bottom of the second with Brewer Hicklen on first base, and Lexington trailing by two runs. Dennicher C...
  • Quotes Following Kentucky's win Over Notre Dame

    Quotes Following Kentucky's win Over Notre Dame

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:41:28 GMT
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    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson   Opening statement … “First, gonna congratulate Notre Dame for being in the final. I thought that they had such a gutty performance after playing last night. I mean, we didn’t get off the field until super late. They probably didn’t get to bed until one o’clock in the morning. To turn around, come out, beat Michigan, and their pitcher, I don’t know how many pitches she threw, but I know she threw a lot. So, I...
    Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson   Opening statement … “First, gonna congratulate Notre Dame for being in the final. I thought that they had such a gutty performance after playing last night. I mean, we didn’t get off the field until super late. They probably didn’t get to bed until one o’clock in the morning. To turn around, come out, beat Michigan, and their pitcher, I don’t know how many pitches she threw, but I know she threw a lot. So, I...
  • Metzger and Rethlake Help Kentucky Close Out Dominant Regional

    Metzger and Rethlake Help Kentucky Close Out Dominant Regional

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:18 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:18:51 GMT
    The No. 16 nationally-seeded Kentucky softball team scored eight runs on eight hits Sunday afternoon, cruising past the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8-0 to book a spot in next weekend’s NCAA Super Regionals. With Sunday’s win, UK sweeps play in Lexington for the second-straight year. The Wildcats will be traveling out to Eugene, Oregon to face the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, Oregon for the Super Regional round. Dates, times and television assignments will be...
    The No. 16 nationally-seeded Kentucky softball team scored eight runs on eight hits Sunday afternoon, cruising past the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 8-0 to book a spot in next weekend’s NCAA Super Regionals. With Sunday’s win, UK sweeps play in Lexington for the second-straight year. The Wildcats will be traveling out to Eugene, Oregon to face the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, Oregon for the Super Regional round. Dates, times and television assignments will be...
  • Undefeated Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winner Justify Returns to Churchill Downs

    Undefeated Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winner Justify Returns to Churchill Downs

    Sunday, May 20 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-05-20 22:00:34 GMT
    WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. (all times Eastern) to begin training for the third jewel in racing’s Triple Crown, the June 9 Belmont Stakes (GI).           “It was a very smooth trip back ...
    WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. (all times Eastern) to begin training for the third jewel in racing’s Triple Crown, the June 9 Belmont Stakes (GI).           “It was a very smooth trip back ...
  • EKU’S Alex Holderbach Chosen as Semifinalist for Johnny Bench Award

    EKU’S Alex Holderbach Chosen as Semifinalist for Johnny Bench Award

    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-05-20 21:06:42 GMT
    Eastern Kentucky University catcher Alex Holderbach is one of 16 semifinalists from across the nation for the 2018 Johnny Bench Award, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced on Wednesday.  The award is given annually to the top NCAA Division I catcher. Holderbach has put together one of the best seasons of anyone in the nation, regardless of position. The Fairfield, Ohio native has hit .371 (78-for-210) with 11 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs, 54 runs score...
    Eastern Kentucky University catcher Alex Holderbach is one of 16 semifinalists from across the nation for the 2018 Johnny Bench Award, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced on Wednesday.  The award is given annually to the top NCAA Division I catcher. Holderbach has put together one of the best seasons of anyone in the nation, regardless of position. The Fairfield, Ohio native has hit .371 (78-for-210) with 11 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs, 54 runs score...
  • Metzger’s Grand Slam, Baalman’s Shutout Put UK in Regional Final

    Metzger’s Grand Slam, Baalman’s Shutout Put UK in Regional Final

    Sunday, May 20 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-05-20 16:03:38 GMT
    Katie Reed's play at UK has had a dramatic impact on Powell County High School player McKayla Rucker. (UK Athletics Photo)Katie Reed's play at UK has had a dramatic impact on Powell County High School player McKayla Rucker. (UK Athletics Photo)
    Katie Reed's play at UK has had a dramatic impact on Powell County High School player McKayla Rucker. (UK Athletics Photo)Katie Reed's play at UK has had a dramatic impact on Powell County High School player McKayla Rucker. (UK Athletics Photo)
    Senior Rachael Metzger hit a pinch-hit grand slam off the camera lift in left field in the top of the fourth inning and freshman pitcher Grace Baalman threw a complete-game shutout as the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats run-ruled Notre Dame 10-0 in five innings in the winner’s bracket game of the 2018 NCAA Lexington Regional. With the win, Kentucky is now 2-0 on the weekend and advances into the Lexington Regional final and will play the winner of Sunday’s elimination game bet...
    Senior Rachael Metzger hit a pinch-hit grand slam off the camera lift in left field in the top of the fourth inning and freshman pitcher Grace Baalman threw a complete-game shutout as the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats run-ruled Notre Dame 10-0 in five innings in the winner’s bracket game of the 2018 NCAA Lexington Regional. With the win, Kentucky is now 2-0 on the weekend and advances into the Lexington Regional final and will play the winner of Sunday’s elimination game bet...
  • Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Play Against Auburn

    Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Play Against Auburn

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:23:06 GMT
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    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Kentucky mashed three home runs, including the 18th of the year for both Kole Cottam and Luke Heyer, but could not hold off a late Vanderbilt rally in the regular season finale, losing 9-6 at Hawkins Field. The Wildcats close the regular season with a 34-21 record and 13-17 mark in Southeastern Conference play, earning the No. 10 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. UK will face seventh-seeded Auburn at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday in an elimination game with t...
    Kentucky mashed three home runs, including the 18th of the year for both Kole Cottam and Luke Heyer, but could not hold off a late Vanderbilt rally in the regular season finale, losing 9-6 at Hawkins Field. The Wildcats close the regular season with a 34-21 record and 13-17 mark in Southeastern Conference play, earning the No. 10 seed in this week’s SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama. UK will face seventh-seeded Auburn at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday in an elimination game with t...
  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale Graduate Justify Takes Preakness

    Keeneland September Yearling Sale Graduate Justify Takes Preakness

    Saturday, May 19 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-05-20 00:06:11 GMT
    AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAP Photo/Patrick Semansky
    AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAP Photo/Patrick Semansky
    Undefeated Justify, a $500,000 purchase at Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale, now will bid for Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown after his half-length victory today in a foggy running of the $1.5 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico. Two weeks ago, Justify captured the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs. The final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont (G1), is June 9 at Belmont Park. Keeneland sales have produced 24 Preakness w...
    Undefeated Justify, a $500,000 purchase at Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale, now will bid for Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown after his half-length victory today in a foggy running of the $1.5 million Preakness (G1) at Pimlico. Two weeks ago, Justify captured the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs. The final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont (G1), is June 9 at Belmont Park. Keeneland sales have produced 24 Preakness w...
  • Justify Wins Preakness Stakes

    Justify Wins Preakness Stakes

    Saturday, May 19 2018 7:29 PM EDT2018-05-19 23:29:01 GMT
    AP (Mike Stewart)AP (Mike Stewart)

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another victory, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness on Saturday and keep alive the chance for trainer Bob Baffert's second Triple Crown champion in four years.      On a sloppy track similar to the conditions in the Kentucky Derby, Justify improved to 5-0 and will go to the Belmont Stakes on June 9 looking to do the same thing American Pharoah did for Baffert in 2015. Ju...

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Justify emerged from the fog and sloshed his way to another victory, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness on Saturday and keep alive the chance for trainer Bob Baffert's second Triple Crown champion in four years.      On a sloppy track similar to the conditions in the Kentucky Derby, Justify improved to 5-0 and will go to the Belmont Stakes on June 9 looking to do the same thing American Pharoah did for Baffert in 2015. Ju...

  • Kentucky Quotes Following Win Over UIC

    Kentucky Quotes Following Win Over UIC

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:10 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:10:11 GMT
    Jenny Schaper, right, is a fixture behind the plate for Kentucky and can work an umpire as well as she can stop an errant pitch. (Vicky Graff Photo)Jenny Schaper, right, is a fixture behind the plate for Kentucky and can work an umpire as well as she can stop an errant pitch. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Jenny Schaper, right, is a fixture behind the plate for Kentucky and can work an umpire as well as she can stop an errant pitch. (Vicky Graff Photo)Jenny Schaper, right, is a fixture behind the plate for Kentucky and can work an umpire as well as she can stop an errant pitch. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson Opening Statement …  “First of all I wanted to say thank you to our staff for getting the field ready to go today. They stayed up all night last night and woke up early this morning so we could get the game the off and I thought that was great, so first off I want to say thank you. It was a good game for us, good for our offense to hit around score some runs for us in the first inning. I think that shows that we’re anxiousl...
    Kentucky Head Coach Rachel Lawson Opening Statement …  “First of all I wanted to say thank you to our staff for getting the field ready to go today. They stayed up all night last night and woke up early this morning so we could get the game the off and I thought that was great, so first off I want to say thank you. It was a good game for us, good for our offense to hit around score some runs for us in the first inning. I think that shows that we’re anxiousl...
  • The Latest: Wagering down at Pimlico during Preakness week

    The Latest: Wagering down at Pimlico during Preakness week

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:09 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:09:25 GMT
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    AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAP Photo/Patrick Semansky
    (AP) The Latest on Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The rainy weather is proving costly to Pimlico Race Course during Preakness week. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, says the handle compared to last year is down around $3.5 million “to this point.” He also says that the handle — money wagered at the track — on Friday for Black-Eyed Susan Day was off $1.3 million. A year ago, Pimlico set...
    (AP) The Latest on Saturday’s 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The rainy weather is proving costly to Pimlico Race Course during Preakness week. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of the Stronach Group, says the handle compared to last year is down around $3.5 million “to this point.” He also says that the handle — money wagered at the track — on Friday for Black-Eyed Susan Day was off $1.3 million. A year ago, Pimlico set...
  • Schaper Lifts Kentucky into Winner’s Bracket With Grand Slam

    Schaper Lifts Kentucky into Winner’s Bracket With Grand Slam

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:50 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:50:11 GMT
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    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Jenny Schaper hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to left the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats over the Illinois-Chicago Flames in the opening round of the NCAA Lexington Regional on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats came out strong, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning and then exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to close out the game 10-1 in run-rule fashion. Kentucky moves into the winner’s bracket – which will be...
    Jenny Schaper hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning to left the No. 16 Kentucky Wildcats over the Illinois-Chicago Flames in the opening round of the NCAA Lexington Regional on Saturday afternoon. The Wildcats came out strong, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning and then exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to close out the game 10-1 in run-rule fashion. Kentucky moves into the winner’s bracket – which will be...
  • 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
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp

    Kevin Knox, after his 34 points which led UK to a great comeback win over West Virginia is the Yahoo Sports player of the week.  Knox was 11 of 17 from the field.  He was the big key in UK's comeback after being down 17 points.  Plus, he had 19 points against Mississippi State. Knox had a great time playing in the tough atmosphere at West Virginia.  "Yeah, I love atmospheres like, I love playing away games, I love going against people on the road," Kno...

    Kevin Knox, after his 34 points which led UK to a great comeback win over West Virginia is the Yahoo Sports player of the week.  Knox was 11 of 17 from the field.  He was the big key in UK's comeback after being down 17 points.  Plus, he had 19 points against Mississippi State. Knox had a great time playing in the tough atmosphere at West Virginia.  "Yeah, I love atmospheres like, I love playing away games, I love going against people on the road," Kno...

  • UK 103 Thomas More 61

    UK 103 Thomas More 61

    Friday, October 27 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-10-28 01:16:14 GMT

    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

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

    Thursday, October 26 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-10-26 21:44:02 GMT

    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 ...

  • 2017 CBS Sports Classic Tickets On Sale Friday

    2017 CBS Sports Classic Tickets On Sale Friday

    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
    (Keith Taylor Photo)(Keith Taylor Photo)

    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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  • Jefferson Co. District Court Judge Candidate Dies Hours After Winning Primary

    Jefferson Co. District Court Judge Candidate Dies Hours After Winning Primary

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:53:11 GMT
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE 3/Courier Journal)  Less than 24 hours after winning the primary race, an attorney running for Jefferson County district court judge has died.  WAVE 3 News reports that Attorney Danny Alvarez was a candidate for Kentucky District Court 30 Division 9 court judge. He was supposed to face Tanisha Ann Hickerson in November.  Exact details of his death have not been released, but the Courier Journal cites the candidate's campaign manager, Jon...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE 3/Courier Journal)  Less than 24 hours after winning the primary race, an attorney running for Jefferson County district court judge has died.  WAVE 3 News reports that Attorney Danny Alvarez was a candidate for Kentucky District Court 30 Division 9 court judge. He was supposed to face Tanisha Ann Hickerson in November.  Exact details of his death have not been released, but the Courier Journal cites the candidate's campaign manager, Jon...

  • FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off Shelves

    FDA Warns Teething Medicines Unsafe, Wants Them Off Shelves

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:17 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:17:34 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade b...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade b...
  • President Trump Cancels Summit With Kim Jong Un

    President Trump Cancels Summit With Kim Jong Un

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:01 AM EDT2018-05-24 15:01:56 GMT

    (NBC) - President Donald Trump has cancelled his summit with Kim Jong Un, calling it "inappropriate" at this time. BREAKING: President Trump cancels summit with Kim Jong Un. pic.twitter.com/5zyAwuUwEk — NBC News (@NBCNews) May 24, 2018

    (NBC) - President Donald Trump has cancelled his summit with Kim Jong Un, calling it "inappropriate" at this time. BREAKING: President Trump cancels summit with Kim Jong Un. pic.twitter.com/5zyAwuUwEk — NBC News (@NBCNews) May 24, 2018

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