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  • Legends Win 4-0 As Vines, Davila Combine For 4-Hit Shutout

    Legends Win 4-0 As Vines, Davila Combine For 4-Hit Shutout

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:45:05 GMT
    Lexington pitchers Jace Vines and Garrett Davila teamed up for a four-hit shutout as the Legends blanked the Columbia Fireflies 4-0 Saturday night in Columbia.   Chris DeVito hit a two-run homer for Lexington in the first inning, and Khalil Lee did the same in the second, providing all the scoring. Vines (1-2) worked the first six innings and got the win.  He allowed three hits, walked one batter and struck out four.  Davila relieved at the start of the seventh an...
    Lexington pitchers Jace Vines and Garrett Davila teamed up for a four-hit shutout as the Legends blanked the Columbia Fireflies 4-0 Saturday night in Columbia.   Chris DeVito hit a two-run homer for Lexington in the first inning, and Khalil Lee did the same in the second, providing all the scoring. Vines (1-2) worked the first six innings and got the win.  He allowed three hits, walked one batter and struck out four.  Davila relieved at the start of the seventh an...
  • Colonels' Late Rally Falls Short At UT Martin

    Colonels' Late Rally Falls Short At UT Martin

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:15:02 GMT
    MARTIN, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team nearly rallied for a come-from-behind road win at UT Martin on Saturday, but the Colonels eventually fell to the Skyhawks, 7-3. UTM (32-14, 9-4 OVC) jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead by the end of the third inning. Sophomore Hannah Clark made the first dent in the Skyhawks’ lead when she blasted her team-leading ninth home run of the season in the top of the sixth, a solo shot to left field. In the top...
    MARTIN, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team nearly rallied for a come-from-behind road win at UT Martin on Saturday, but the Colonels eventually fell to the Skyhawks, 7-3. UTM (32-14, 9-4 OVC) jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead by the end of the third inning. Sophomore Hannah Clark made the first dent in the Skyhawks’ lead when she blasted her team-leading ninth home run of the season in the top of the sixth, a solo shot to left field. In the top...
  • McKinney Wins Mile At Jesse Owens Classic

    McKinney Wins Mile At Jesse Owens Classic

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:00:14 GMT
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    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday was a day of solid mile finishes for the Kentucky track and field teams at the Jesse Owens Classic held at the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus.   Michelle McKinney won the mile in 4:48.90, one week after she won the 1,500m at the Texas Invitational. McKinney placed fourth in the Jesse Owens Classic 1,500m on Friday night. Her mile time on Saturday was her outdoor personal best, a bit more than a second off her i...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Saturday was a day of solid mile finishes for the Kentucky track and field teams at the Jesse Owens Classic held at the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus.   Michelle McKinney won the mile in 4:48.90, one week after she won the 1,500m at the Texas Invitational. McKinney placed fourth in the Jesse Owens Classic 1,500m on Friday night. Her mile time on Saturday was her outdoor personal best, a bit more than a second off her i...
  • Wall Shines In Wizards Loss

    Wall Shines In Wizards Loss

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:45:07 GMT
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    ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory Saturday that sliced the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series.      After two tight losses in Washington exposed some bad blood between the teams, Atlanta returned home and built a 25-point lead by late in the first quarter.      The Hawks were never seriously chall...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder had 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory Saturday that sliced the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series.      After two tight losses in Washington exposed some bad blood between the teams, Atlanta returned home and built a 25-point lead by late in the first quarter.      The Hawks were never seriously chall...
  • Contreras' Slam Powers Arrieta, Cubs To 12-8 Win Over Reds

    Contreras' Slam Powers Arrieta, Cubs To 12-8 Win Over Reds

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:30:09 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots on Saturday, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.      Jake Arrieta (3-0) returned to the mound where he threw his second career no-hitter last April 21 and struggled mightily at the outset, giving up two homers in the first inning. Chicago's offense pulled him through with another homer-heavy game at Great America...
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots on Saturday, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.      Jake Arrieta (3-0) returned to the mound where he threw his second career no-hitter last April 21 and struggled mightily at the outset, giving up two homers in the first inning. Chicago's offense pulled him through with another homer-heavy game at Great America...
  • White Tops Red, 45-13, In WKU Spring Game

    White Tops Red, 45-13, In WKU Spring Game

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:15:06 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — After drafting teams on Monday and putting steak and seafood on the line, the White team defeated the Red team, 45-13, in WKU’s annual Red vs. White Spring Game, the first under head coach Mike Sanford. “There was great production from both sides of the ball,” Sanford said. “Without question, we saw a lot of the same stuff that we’ve seen through the course of camp. I thought the defense, overall, outside of missing a coup...
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — After drafting teams on Monday and putting steak and seafood on the line, the White team defeated the Red team, 45-13, in WKU’s annual Red vs. White Spring Game, the first under head coach Mike Sanford. “There was great production from both sides of the ball,” Sanford said. “Without question, we saw a lot of the same stuff that we’ve seen through the course of camp. I thought the defense, overall, outside of missing a coup...
  • Football Wraps Up Productive Spring With Spring Game Saturday

    Football Wraps Up Productive Spring With Spring Game Saturday

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:09:15 GMT

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Not even a cool, light rain could put a damper on the Morehead State spring football game Saturday afternoon. The offense scored four touchdowns - three through the air and one rushing - to culminate a spring that saw the Eagles go through 14 on-field sessions. "Probably the most productive (spring) we've had overall since I've been here as head coach, from Day One to Day 15," head coach Rob Tenyer said. "What I mean by that is the produ...

    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Not even a cool, light rain could put a damper on the Morehead State spring football game Saturday afternoon. The offense scored four touchdowns - three through the air and one rushing - to culminate a spring that saw the Eagles go through 14 on-field sessions. "Probably the most productive (spring) we've had overall since I've been here as head coach, from Day One to Day 15," head coach Rob Tenyer said. "What I mean by that is the produ...

  • Rethlake Hurls Shutout As No. 20 Kentucky Clinches Series

    Rethlake Hurls Shutout As No. 20 Kentucky Clinches Series

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:00:16 GMT
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    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Behind a complete-game shutout from junior pitcher Erin Rethlake, and multi-hit games from Abbey Cheek, Bailey Vick and Katie Reed, the No. 20 Kentucky softball team clinched a road series win for the first time this season, beating Missouri 4-0. The complete-game shutout for Rethlake is her second of the season as she moves to 7-2 on the season in the circle for the Wildcats and drops her ERA to 1.47. Rethlake threw 120 pitches and struck out four, includi...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – Behind a complete-game shutout from junior pitcher Erin Rethlake, and multi-hit games from Abbey Cheek, Bailey Vick and Katie Reed, the No. 20 Kentucky softball team clinched a road series win for the first time this season, beating Missouri 4-0. The complete-game shutout for Rethlake is her second of the season as she moves to 7-2 on the season in the circle for the Wildcats and drops her ERA to 1.47. Rethlake threw 120 pitches and struck out four, includi...
  • Calipari To Visit Immanuel Quickley

    Calipari To Visit Immanuel Quickley

    Saturday, April 22 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 02:00:15 GMT
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    Catspause.com is reporting that John Calipari will visit five-star guard, Immanuel Quickley, Tuesday.  Out of John Carroll in Bel Air, Md., the 6'3" guard is ranked 10th overall and the No. 2 point guard in the class of 2018 by 247 Sports.  Quickley has narrowed his list down to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Maryland, Miami, Providence and Virginia.   For the full article, click here
    Catspause.com is reporting that John Calipari will visit five-star guard, Immanuel Quickley, Tuesday.  Out of John Carroll in Bel Air, Md., the 6'3" guard is ranked 10th overall and the No. 2 point guard in the class of 2018 by 247 Sports.  Quickley has narrowed his list down to Kentucky, Duke, Kansas, Maryland, Miami, Providence and Virginia.   For the full article, click here
  • Quotes From The $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2)

    Quotes From The $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2)

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:00:12 GMT
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    Tyler Baze (winning rider of Itsinthepost [FR]) “It’s been my dream to win a race at Keeneland. This horse has been just a phenomenal horse, especially the last year. He gives it everything. Once I got him to the outside, it was just a matter of being patient because this stretch is a long stretch.” Jeff Mullins (winning trainer) On Itsinthepost winning his second consecutive turf stakes at 1½ miles after competing in shorter races “It seems like the...
    Tyler Baze (winning rider of Itsinthepost [FR]) “It’s been my dream to win a race at Keeneland. This horse has been just a phenomenal horse, especially the last year. He gives it everything. Once I got him to the outside, it was just a matter of being patient because this stretch is a long stretch.” Jeff Mullins (winning trainer) On Itsinthepost winning his second consecutive turf stakes at 1½ miles after competing in shorter races “It seems like the...
  • Stakes Winners Prep For Kentucky Derby

    Stakes Winners Prep For Kentucky Derby

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:30:10 GMT
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    Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Irap came out of his 1:44 mile work Friday in good order and is expected to return to the track Sunday, most likely the all-weather training track. Irap is scheduled to work again next Friday and van to Churchill Downs a day or two after the work. Practical Joke, runner-up in the Toyota Blue Grass, came out of his :49.80 half-mile work Friday in fine fashion, according to trainer Chad Brown. Brown indicated that the two-time Grade 1 winner wou...
    Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Irap came out of his 1:44 mile work Friday in good order and is expected to return to the track Sunday, most likely the all-weather training track. Irap is scheduled to work again next Friday and van to Churchill Downs a day or two after the work. Practical Joke, runner-up in the Toyota Blue Grass, came out of his :49.80 half-mile work Friday in fine fashion, according to trainer Chad Brown. Brown indicated that the two-time Grade 1 winner wou...
  • Solid First Day Puts UK Women’s Golf In Mix At SEC Championship

    Solid First Day Puts UK Women’s Golf In Mix At SEC Championship

    Saturday, April 22 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 00:00:13 GMT
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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – There’s truth in the notion you can’t win a tournament on the first day but you can lose it, especially in a field as talented and as tough as the Southeastern Conference Championship. In that regard, the Kentucky women’s golf team, which finds itself right in the middle of the pack after the first round of competition at the Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, can consider its opening round Friday a huge succ...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – There’s truth in the notion you can’t win a tournament on the first day but you can lose it, especially in a field as talented and as tough as the Southeastern Conference Championship. In that regard, the Kentucky women’s golf team, which finds itself right in the middle of the pack after the first round of competition at the Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama, can consider its opening round Friday a huge succ...
  • Keeneland Barn Notes - April 22, 2017

    Keeneland Barn Notes - April 22, 2017

    Saturday, April 22 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-04-22 23:30:13 GMT
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    UNBRIDLED MO EXITS HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE VICTORY IN GOOD ORDER Red Oak Stable’s Unbridled Mo exited her three-quarter length victory in Friday’s Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) in good order, according to Ginny DePasquale, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher. Unbridled Mo gave Pletcher his third stakes victory of the Spring Meet and boosted his overall Keeneland record total to 52. Plans were to be determined for Unbridled Mo, now a three-time...
    UNBRIDLED MO EXITS HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE VICTORY IN GOOD ORDER Red Oak Stable’s Unbridled Mo exited her three-quarter length victory in Friday’s Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) in good order, according to Ginny DePasquale, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher. Unbridled Mo gave Pletcher his third stakes victory of the Spring Meet and boosted his overall Keeneland record total to 52. Plans were to be determined for Unbridled Mo, now a three-time...
  • McDaniel Leads Way For Wildcats On Day One At SEC Championship

    McDaniel Leads Way For Wildcats On Day One At SEC Championship

    Saturday, April 22 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 23:00:16 GMT
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    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Junior Tyler “Chip” McDaniel paced the Kentucky men’s golf team during the opening day of play at the challenging Sea Island Golf Club home of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Championship on Friday. McDaniel is 1-over par for the tournament through 36 holes and sits inside the top 20 on the individual leaderboard. The Wildcats are in 11th place with 18 holes remaining on Saturday as they vie for one of eight spots in the matc...
    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – Junior Tyler “Chip” McDaniel paced the Kentucky men’s golf team during the opening day of play at the challenging Sea Island Golf Club home of the 2017 Southeastern Conference Championship on Friday. McDaniel is 1-over par for the tournament through 36 holes and sits inside the top 20 on the individual leaderboard. The Wildcats are in 11th place with 18 holes remaining on Saturday as they vie for one of eight spots in the matc...
  • Louisiana Derby Winner, Girvin, To Work At Keeneland Monday

    Louisiana Derby Winner, Girvin, To Work At Keeneland Monday

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:30:12 GMT
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    The weekend forecast of rain prompted trainer Joe Sharp to bring Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Girvin, a candidate for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6, to Keeneland to use the 5-furlong all-weather training track. He quickly put the plan in action Saturday, sending Girvin to gallop over it shortly after 6 a.m. Girvin is the leading point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with 150 points. He won the Louisiana Derby and Risen Star (G2) at ...
    The weekend forecast of rain prompted trainer Joe Sharp to bring Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Girvin, a candidate for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6, to Keeneland to use the 5-furlong all-weather training track. He quickly put the plan in action Saturday, sending Girvin to gallop over it shortly after 6 a.m. Girvin is the leading point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with 150 points. He won the Louisiana Derby and Risen Star (G2) at ...
  • McCaslin’s Steeplechase Win Kicks Off Jesse Owens Classic

    McCaslin’s Steeplechase Win Kicks Off Jesse Owens Classic

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:00:15 GMT
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    COLUMBUS, Ohio –Kentucky track and field senior Caroline McCaslin picked up her first race win of the year to begin the Jesse Owens Classic in the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus Friday. McCaslin ran 10:26.96, nearly three seconds ahead of second place.   Saturday will get started with the men’s pole vault at 10 a.m. and track events are slated to go off at noon.   Kentucky has just middle distance and distance runners entere...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio –Kentucky track and field senior Caroline McCaslin picked up her first race win of the year to begin the Jesse Owens Classic in the athletics legend’s namesake stadium on the Ohio State campus Friday. McCaslin ran 10:26.96, nearly three seconds ahead of second place.   Saturday will get started with the men’s pole vault at 10 a.m. and track events are slated to go off at noon.   Kentucky has just middle distance and distance runners entere...
  • Military Day At The Races Presented By Marathon

    Military Day At The Races Presented By Marathon

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-04-22 21:30:05 GMT
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    WHAT:           Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon recognizes the men and women who serve our country. All active and inactive members of the military and their families receive free general admission with a military ID. A Family Zone in the North Terrace from noon to 4 p.m. ET will feature free food, live music and more. In honor of Month of the Military Child, children’s activities will be available that...

    WHAT:           Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon recognizes the men and women who serve our country. All active and inactive members of the military and their families receive free general admission with a military ID. A Family Zone in the North Terrace from noon to 4 p.m. ET will feature free food, live music and more. In honor of Month of the Military Child, children’s activities will be available that...

  • Kentucky Wraps Up Sun Shall Shine Spring Intrasquad Meet

    Kentucky Wraps Up Sun Shall Shine Spring Intrasquad Meet

    Saturday, April 22 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 21:00:10 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second consecutive year, Kentucky swimming and diving hosted its Sun Shall Shine spring intrasquad meet on Friday afternoon inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Along with the opportunity to compete, the meet was held to honor those who have courageously battled cancer. “We’re honored to host this meet for the second year and to be able to honor Shane [Winstead] and all those who have fought this terrible disease,” head coach Lars Jorg...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the second consecutive year, Kentucky swimming and diving hosted its Sun Shall Shine spring intrasquad meet on Friday afternoon inside the Lancaster Aquatic Center. Along with the opportunity to compete, the meet was held to honor those who have courageously battled cancer. “We’re honored to host this meet for the second year and to be able to honor Shane [Winstead] and all those who have fought this terrible disease,” head coach Lars Jorg...
  • Rain Puts Damper On Day One Of Derby, Oaks Exclusive Training

    Rain Puts Damper On Day One Of Derby, Oaks Exclusive Training

    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:30:09 GMT
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, April 22, 2017) – Thanks to inclement weather, Janis Whitham’s McCrakenand the Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo were the only two 3-year-olds on the “sloppy” main track Saturday during the first of Churchill Downs’ exclusive Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks training periods from 8:30-8:45 a.m. (all times EDT). Both colts galloped in the mud in preparation for scheduled starts in the $2 mil...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, April 22, 2017) – Thanks to inclement weather, Janis Whitham’s McCrakenand the Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo were the only two 3-year-olds on the “sloppy” main track Saturday during the first of Churchill Downs’ exclusive Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks training periods from 8:30-8:45 a.m. (all times EDT). Both colts galloped in the mud in preparation for scheduled starts in the $2 mil...

  • Kentucky Exits SEC Tournament, Falls To South Carolina, 4-3

    Kentucky Exits SEC Tournament, Falls To South Carolina, 4-3

    Saturday, April 22 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-22 20:00:15 GMT
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    NASHVILLE – In a rematch of its regular-season finale, the Kentucky women’s tennis team saw its Southeastern Conference tournament run cut short Friday night, dropping a tough 4-3 decision to fourth-seeded South Carolina. The Wildcats fall to 16-8, 7-6 SEC, while the Gamecocks advance to 18-7, 8-5 SEC. UK took the Gamecocks down to the very last match, but couldn’t push past the 11th-ranked Gamecocks to see the same final result as the regular season. Unlike the re...
    NASHVILLE – In a rematch of its regular-season finale, the Kentucky women’s tennis team saw its Southeastern Conference tournament run cut short Friday night, dropping a tough 4-3 decision to fourth-seeded South Carolina. The Wildcats fall to 16-8, 7-6 SEC, while the Gamecocks advance to 18-7, 8-5 SEC. UK took the Gamecocks down to the very last match, but couldn’t push past the 11th-ranked Gamecocks to see the same final result as the regular season. Unlike the re...
  • Kentucky Derby And Kentucky Oaks Update: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Kentucky Derby And Kentucky Oaks Update: Saturday, April 22, 2017

    Saturday, April 22 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-04-22 19:18:50 GMT
    SHAPING UP: THE KENTUCKY DERBY – Likely starters in the 143rd running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) to be run for 3-year-olds at 1 ¼ miles on Saturday, May 6: Always Dreaming (John Velazquez), Battalion Runner (TBA), Battle of Midway (Flavien Prat), Classic Empire(Julien Leparoux), Fast and Accurate (TBA), Girvin (Mike Smith), Gormley (Victor Espinoza), Gunneve...
    SHAPING UP: THE KENTUCKY DERBY – Likely starters in the 143rd running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) to be run for 3-year-olds at 1 ¼ miles on Saturday, May 6: Always Dreaming (John Velazquez), Battalion Runner (TBA), Battle of Midway (Flavien Prat), Classic Empire(Julien Leparoux), Fast and Accurate (TBA), Girvin (Mike Smith), Gormley (Victor Espinoza), Gunneve...
  • Fireflies Blank Legends; Tebow 3-for-3

    Fireflies Blank Legends; Tebow 3-for-3

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:27 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:27:05 GMT

    Columbia starter Merandy Gonzalez and reliever Taylor Henry teamed up for a four-hit shutout, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow had three hits in three at bats as the Columbia Fireflies blanked the Lexington Legends 5-0 Friday night in Columbia.                 Columbia jumped on top with three runs in the third inning...

    Columbia starter Merandy Gonzalez and reliever Taylor Henry teamed up for a four-hit shutout, and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow had three hits in three at bats as the Columbia Fireflies blanked the Lexington Legends 5-0 Friday night in Columbia.                 Columbia jumped on top with three runs in the third inning...

  • Reed’s Three-Hit Day, Prince’s Solid Start Gives UK Opening Win

    Reed’s Three-Hit Day, Prince’s Solid Start Gives UK Opening Win

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:32:57 GMT
    Katie Reed is moving from second base to shortstop this season. (UK Athletics Photo)Katie Reed is moving from second base to shortstop this season. (UK Athletics Photo)
    The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits from sophomore Missourian Katie Reed and a great outing in the circle from senior pitcher Meagan Prince to take the series opener against Missouri, 4-2 on Friday night. With the win, Kentucky improves to 28-13 overall and picks up its seventh Southeastern Conference win and is now 7-9 in SEC action this season. Missouri falls to 27-19 overall and drops to 5-10 in SEC play this season. The Wildcats and Tigers will tangle for game two ...
    The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits from sophomore Missourian Katie Reed and a great outing in the circle from senior pitcher Meagan Prince to take the series opener against Missouri, 4-2 on Friday night. With the win, Kentucky improves to 28-13 overall and picks up its seventh Southeastern Conference win and is now 7-9 in SEC action this season. Missouri falls to 27-19 overall and drops to 5-10 in SEC play this season. The Wildcats and Tigers will tangle for game two ...
  • Mahan, Becker Power No. 10 Kentucky to Win in Opener

    Mahan, Becker Power No. 10 Kentucky to Win in Opener

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:40:08 GMT
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    Riley Mahan had a career-high five hits and Luke Becker hit a pair of home runs, including a seventh-inning grand slam to power No. 10 Kentucky past No. 8 LSU, 12-5, in game one of a Friday doubleheader at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats (27-12, 11-5 SEC) maintained their two-game lead in the SEC East, jumping to an early lead on the Tigers (26-13, 9-7) and adding on throughout the game. Due to forecasts for wet weather on Saturday, the teams will play a second game Friday evenin...
    Riley Mahan had a career-high five hits and Luke Becker hit a pair of home runs, including a seventh-inning grand slam to power No. 10 Kentucky past No. 8 LSU, 12-5, in game one of a Friday doubleheader at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Wildcats (27-12, 11-5 SEC) maintained their two-game lead in the SEC East, jumping to an early lead on the Tigers (26-13, 9-7) and adding on throughout the game. Due to forecasts for wet weather on Saturday, the teams will play a second game Friday evenin...
  • UK Gets Commitment from Jacques-Louis

    UK Gets Commitment from Jacques-Louis

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-04-21 22:44:35 GMT
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    Shocky Jacques-louis is going to be a fun name to say when it comes to highlights for Kentucky Football. He committed to the wildcats today after coming here for the spring game. The three star wide receiver out of Florida made his announcement on twitter Friday. It's official #BBN pic.twitter.com/CmPZhQYzE6 — Shocky Jacques-louis (@ShockyMVP) April 21, 2017 Jacques-louis is the second receiver from Florida to commit to Kentucky joining Cadarius Gaskin who committed on Su...

    Shocky Jacques-louis is going to be a fun name to say when it comes to highlights for Kentucky Football. He committed to the wildcats today after coming here for the spring game. The three star wide receiver out of Florida made his announcement on twitter Friday. It's official #BBN pic.twitter.com/CmPZhQYzE6 — Shocky Jacques-louis (@ShockyMVP) April 21, 2017 Jacques-louis is the second receiver from Florida to commit to Kentucky joining Cadarius Gaskin who committed on Su...

  • Bulls Guard Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb

    Bulls Guard Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Broken Thumb

    Friday, April 21 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-04-21 20:43:38 GMT
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    Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb.      The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Chicago won the first two games in Boston.      Chicago says Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 and x-rays confirmed a thumb fracture. Surgery is not required but the team says he is out indefinitely      Rondo had 11 poi...
    Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb.      The team announced the injury on Friday, hours before the Bulls host the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. Chicago won the first two games in Boston.      Chicago says Rondo injured his right hand in Game 2 and x-rays confirmed a thumb fracture. Surgery is not required but the team says he is out indefinitely      Rondo had 11 poi...
  • Sha’Keela Saunders on Mid-Outdoor Bowerman Watch List

    Sha’Keela Saunders on Mid-Outdoor Bowerman Watch List

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:27 PM EDT2017-04-21 19:27:47 GMT
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    Sha’Keela Saunders remained an athlete to watch as the outdoor season heats up, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Bowerman Award committee announced this week. The Bowerman Award is collegiate track and field’s top individual honor. Saunders just opened up her outdoor season in the long jump by winning at the Texas Invitational with a mark of 21’6.75”/6.57m (+2.3), which is currently ranked No. 3 on the NCAA qualif...
    Sha’Keela Saunders remained an athlete to watch as the outdoor season heats up, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Bowerman Award committee announced this week. The Bowerman Award is collegiate track and field’s top individual honor. Saunders just opened up her outdoor season in the long jump by winning at the Texas Invitational with a mark of 21’6.75”/6.57m (+2.3), which is currently ranked No. 3 on the NCAA qualif...
  • Vanderbilt Football Makes "Sorority Recruitment" Video

    Vanderbilt Football Makes "Sorority Recruitment" Video

    Friday, April 21 2017 6:24 AM EDT2017-04-21 10:24:11 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LEX 18) -- Vanderbilt Football is trying a new recruitment technique. We're not sure if it's going to work or not.  But hey...doesn't hurt to try, right? The SEC team modeled the video after the often-parodied sorority recruitment videos. The result is a little funny and a lot uncomfortable.  But all kidding aside, TE Sam Dobbs made the video for the school's end of year banquet. See for yourself.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (LEX 18) -- Vanderbilt Football is trying a new recruitment technique. We're not sure if it's going to work or not.  But hey...doesn't hurt to try, right? The SEC team modeled the video after the often-parodied sorority recruitment videos. The result is a little funny and a lot uncomfortable.  But all kidding aside, TE Sam Dobbs made the video for the school's end of year banquet. See for yourself.
  • No. 10 Kentucky Opens Second Half of SEC Play vs. No 8 LSU

    No. 10 Kentucky Opens Second Half of SEC Play vs. No 8 LSU

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:45:18 GMT
    After knocking off No. 2 Louisville on Tuesday night, No. 10 Kentucky gets back to Southeastern Conference play this weekend in hosting No. 8 LSU. The three-game set begins with a Friday doubleheader due to the wet forecast for Saturday and on Sunday will complete a week where the Wildcats play four games against Top 10 opponents.   On Friday, game one will begin at 2 p.m., with game two to follow one hour after the conclusion of the first game. Sunday’s game will remain...
    After knocking off No. 2 Louisville on Tuesday night, No. 10 Kentucky gets back to Southeastern Conference play this weekend in hosting No. 8 LSU. The three-game set begins with a Friday doubleheader due to the wet forecast for Saturday and on Sunday will complete a week where the Wildcats play four games against Top 10 opponents.   On Friday, game one will begin at 2 p.m., with game two to follow one hour after the conclusion of the first game. Sunday’s game will remain...
  • EKU Baseball Heads to Eastern Illinois for OVC Series

    EKU Baseball Heads to Eastern Illinois for OVC Series

    Thursday, April 20 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-04-20 23:12:11 GMT
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    The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team hits the road this weekend for an Ohio Valley Conference series against the Eastern Illinois Panthers. Game one of the series is set for 4 p.m. on Friday, while the teams will face off at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  The Colonels (21-16, 7-8 OVC) have won six of their last 10 games, and notched OVC series wins over UT Martin and Austin Peay in that span. The Panthers (10-27, 4-11 OVC) are riding a three-game winning stre...
    The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team hits the road this weekend for an Ohio Valley Conference series against the Eastern Illinois Panthers. Game one of the series is set for 4 p.m. on Friday, while the teams will face off at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  The Colonels (21-16, 7-8 OVC) have won six of their last 10 games, and notched OVC series wins over UT Martin and Austin Peay in that span. The Panthers (10-27, 4-11 OVC) are riding a three-game winning stre...
  • Madison Central Wins Team State Archery, Model Student Wins Individual

    Madison Central Wins Team State Archery, Model Student Wins Individual

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-04-20 22:22:22 GMT
    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association held its State Tournament this week at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. The final results are in and Richmond was represented with the team and individual winners. Several other Central Kentucky schools were also successful. Below are the top results from the tournament. Team Standings Top - 999 2017 KHSAA STATE ARCHERY TOURNAMENT 1 3442 232 101 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 MADISON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL RICHMOND KY 2 3440 231 101 2...
    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association held its State Tournament this week at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington. The final results are in and Richmond was represented with the team and individual winners. Several other Central Kentucky schools were also successful. Below are the top results from the tournament. Team Standings Top - 999 2017 KHSAA STATE ARCHERY TOURNAMENT 1 3442 232 101 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 MADISON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL RICHMOND KY 2 3440 231 101 2...
  • No. 20 Kentucky Dips Back into SEC Play for Series with Mizzou

    No. 20 Kentucky Dips Back into SEC Play for Series with Mizzou

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:36:29 GMT
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    Coming off a 6-2 midweek win in Bloomington, Indiana against the IU Hoosiers, the Wildcats will continue their five-day, four-game road trip on Friday night for a three-game series against the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri. All three games of the series will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app with live stats available through UKathletics.com. Kentucky amassed 11 hits against Indiana pitching on Wednesday night, the highest hitting offensive ou...
    Coming off a 6-2 midweek win in Bloomington, Indiana against the IU Hoosiers, the Wildcats will continue their five-day, four-game road trip on Friday night for a three-game series against the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri. All three games of the series will be shown live on the SEC Network+, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app with live stats available through UKathletics.com. Kentucky amassed 11 hits against Indiana pitching on Wednesday night, the highest hitting offensive ou...
  • Kentucky Announces Schedule Change for Series with LSU

    Kentucky Announces Schedule Change for Series with LSU

    Thursday, April 20 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-04-20 19:36:55 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Due to the threat of expected inclement weather in Lexington, the weekend series with LSU has been altered. Kentucky will now face the Tigers in a doubleheader on Friday, beginning at 2 p.m. The second game of the twin bill will start one hour after the first ends. UK will wrap up the series on Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s contest may be used for Friday’s doubleheader and can be exchanged for a future date as well. Call the UK Ticket Office at 859-25...
    Due to the threat of expected inclement weather in Lexington, the weekend series with LSU has been altered. Kentucky will now face the Tigers in a doubleheader on Friday, beginning at 2 p.m. The second game of the twin bill will start one hour after the first ends. UK will wrap up the series on Sunday, April 23 at 1 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s contest may be used for Friday’s doubleheader and can be exchanged for a future date as well. Call the UK Ticket Office at 859-25...
  • Men's Basketball Signs De'Von Cooper Of Waggener High School

    Men's Basketball Signs De'Von Cooper Of Waggener High School

    Thursday, April 20 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-04-20 17:44:49 GMT
    Morehead UniversityMorehead University
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - De'Von Cooper, a 6-foot-4 guard from Waggener High School in Louisville, Ky., has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. Cooper will be a freshman during the 2017-18 school year. "De'Von is an in-state player and he's a terrific talent," said head coach Preston Spradlin. "He's a player that we've recruited here for the past two years an...
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - De'Von Cooper, a 6-foot-4 guard from Waggener High School in Louisville, Ky., has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. Cooper will be a freshman during the 2017-18 school year. "De'Von is an in-state player and he's a terrific talent," said head coach Preston Spradlin. "He's a player that we've recruited here for the past two years an...
  • John Calipari Perfect For 'Imagine The Dream' Fundraiser for Rutherford County (TN.) Boys And Girls Clubs

    John Calipari Perfect For 'Imagine The Dream' Fundraiser for Rutherford County (TN.) Boys And Girls Clubs

    Thursday, April 20 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-04-20 10:00:16 GMT
    John Calipari will speak in Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 27 at a Boys and Girls Clubs fundraiser. (Jeff Huochin Photo)John Calipari will speak in Murfreesboro, Tenn., April 27 at a Boys and Girls Clubs fundraiser. (Jeff Huochin Photo)

    When the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County (Tenn.) were trying to decide who would be the right speaker for the 30th annual Stake & Burger fundraiser, one name stuck out — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. “Our saying for this year is, ‘Imagine The Dream.’ We feel coach Calipari is good at helping people achieve their dreams and was the perfect fit for what we are doing with what he does,” said Michelle Clifford,...

    When the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutherford County (Tenn.) were trying to decide who would be the right speaker for the 30th annual Stake & Burger fundraiser, one name stuck out — Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari. “Our saying for this year is, ‘Imagine The Dream.’ We feel coach Calipari is good at helping people achieve their dreams and was the perfect fit for what we are doing with what he does,” said Michelle Clifford,...

  • EKU Women's Golf Places in Top 2 for Fifth Straight Year

    EKU Women's Golf Places in Top 2 for Fifth Straight Year

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-04-20 03:19:59 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Eastern Kentucky University’s women’s golf team just missed its third straight Ohio Valley Conference championship on Wednesday, but finished in the top-2 for the fifth straight year. The Colonels placed second, 10 shots behind first place Murray State.  EKU won the OVC title in 2013, 2015 and 2016, and placed second in 2014. MSU and Eastern began the final round separated by just three shots.  The Racers turned in a round of 290 while the Colonels carded a...
    Eastern Kentucky University’s women’s golf team just missed its third straight Ohio Valley Conference championship on Wednesday, but finished in the top-2 for the fifth straight year. The Colonels placed second, 10 shots behind first place Murray State.  EKU won the OVC title in 2013, 2015 and 2016, and placed second in 2014. MSU and Eastern began the final round separated by just three shots.  The Racers turned in a round of 290 while the Colonels carded a...
  • Wall, Beal Lead Wiz Past Hawks 109-101 for 2-0 Series Lead

    Wall, Beal Lead Wiz Past Hawks 109-101 for 2-0 Series Lead

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-04-20 02:37:02 GMT
    AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaAP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta

    In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-101 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.      John Wall earned chants of "M-V-P!" while finishing with 32 points and nine assists, including the dish to Beal for his shot from beyond the arc with 38 seconds remaining .

    In a rough-and-tumble, foul-filled game, Bradley Beal took over in the fourth quarter with 16 of his 31 points, including a key late 3-pointer, helping the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-101 on Wednesday night for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.      John Wall earned chants of "M-V-P!" while finishing with 32 points and nine assists, including the dish to Beal for his shot from beyond the arc with 38 seconds remaining .

  • Ray’s RBI, Reed’s Defense Gives Kentucky Midweek Win

    Ray’s RBI, Reed’s Defense Gives Kentucky Midweek Win

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-04-20 01:16:54 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits and three RBI from senior outfielder and spectacular defense from sophomore infielder Katie Reed to seal a 6-2 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday night. The Wildcats with the win improve to 27-13 overall on the season and win their fourth game in a row over the Hoosiers. UK is next in action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET at Missouri for the kick off of a three-game series in Columbia, Missouri. Meagan Prince got the win ...
    The No. 20 Kentucky softball team got three hits and three RBI from senior outfielder and spectacular defense from sophomore infielder Katie Reed to seal a 6-2 win over the Indiana Hoosiers on Wednesday night. The Wildcats with the win improve to 27-13 overall on the season and win their fourth game in a row over the Hoosiers. UK is next in action on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET at Missouri for the kick off of a three-game series in Columbia, Missouri. Meagan Prince got the win ...
  • UK Lands 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

    UK Lands 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:43:17 GMT
    AP Photo/Richard HammAP Photo/Richard Hamm
    Student-athletes from all of Kentucky's winter teams combined to earn a total of 70 spots on the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Wednesday. UK had the fourth-most honorees in the conference and ranked in the top three in men’s basketball and men’s swimming and diving representatives. A total of 701 student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll..The 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on ...
    Student-athletes from all of Kentucky's winter teams combined to earn a total of 70 spots on the Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Wednesday. UK had the fourth-most honorees in the conference and ranked in the top three in men’s basketball and men’s swimming and diving representatives. A total of 701 student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll..The 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll is based on ...
  • Derby Winning Trainer Lynn Whiting Has Died At The Age Of 77

    Derby Winning Trainer Lynn Whiting Has Died At The Age Of 77

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:41 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:41:07 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 19, 2017) – Veteran Thoroughbred trainer Lynn Whiting, best-known for his victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby with W.C. Partee’s Lil E. Tee, has died at the age of 77.           Whiting, a second-generation horseman who raced primarily at tracks in Kentucky and Arkansas, died Wednesday, April 19 in Louisville, only days after his return to his stable at Churchill Downs fo...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, April 19, 2017) – Veteran Thoroughbred trainer Lynn Whiting, best-known for his victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby with W.C. Partee’s Lil E. Tee, has died at the age of 77.           Whiting, a second-generation horseman who raced primarily at tracks in Kentucky and Arkansas, died Wednesday, April 19 in Louisville, only days after his return to his stable at Churchill Downs fo...

  • UofL Player Jaylen Johnson Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Marijuana

    UofL Player Jaylen Johnson Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Marijuana

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-04-19 20:20:10 GMT
    AP Photo/Timothy D. EasleyAP Photo/Timothy D. Easley

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- University of Louisville Player Jaylen Johnson pleaded guilty in Woodford County to a charge of marijuana possession. Johnson appeared in court Monday to plead to the charge. The judge issued a fine of $260.50 to be paid by April 24 in connection with the case. Coach Rick Pitino confirmed last month that Jaylen has already declared for the 2017 NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, leaving the possibility of his return to the Cardinals.

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- University of Louisville Player Jaylen Johnson pleaded guilty in Woodford County to a charge of marijuana possession. Johnson appeared in court Monday to plead to the charge. The judge issued a fine of $260.50 to be paid by April 24 in connection with the case. Coach Rick Pitino confirmed last month that Jaylen has already declared for the 2017 NBA draft. He has not hired an agent, leaving the possibility of his return to the Cardinals.

  • Early Runs, Triple Play Highlight No. 10 Kentucky’s Win

    Early Runs, Triple Play Highlight No. 10 Kentucky’s Win

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-04-19 04:28:15 GMT
    Chet White, UK AthleticsChet White, UK Athletics

    Playing in front of a record crowd, No. 10 Kentucky came out of the gates with a five-run first inning on the way to an 11-7 victory over No. 2 Louisville in the first of four games against Top 10 opponents this week at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cats (26-12, 10-5 SEC) blitzed their in-state rival for 11 runs in the first four innings, igniting the Cliff Hagan record crowd of 4,018 fans. Five consecutive RBI singles in the first inning and a four-run third capped by senior Connor Hea...

    Playing in front of a record crowd, No. 10 Kentucky came out of the gates with a five-run first inning on the way to an 11-7 victory over No. 2 Louisville in the first of four games against Top 10 opponents this week at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cats (26-12, 10-5 SEC) blitzed their in-state rival for 11 runs in the first four innings, igniting the Cliff Hagan record crowd of 4,018 fans. Five consecutive RBI singles in the first inning and a four-run third capped by senior Connor Hea...

  • EKU's Ben Fisher Homers in Colonels Loss to Dayton

    EKU's Ben Fisher Homers in Colonels Loss to Dayton

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:46:55 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    Ben Fisher launched his NCAA leading 18th home run of the season, but it was not enough as the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team lost to the University of Dayton Flyers, 3-2, on Tuesday night at Earle Combs Stadium. Dayton took the lead in the top of the second with a three-run inning sparked by a Connor Echols double and a Robbie Doring walk. A throwing error allowed Echols to score, and put the Flyers in position to score runs on consecutive ground outs.  The...
    Ben Fisher launched his NCAA leading 18th home run of the season, but it was not enough as the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team lost to the University of Dayton Flyers, 3-2, on Tuesday night at Earle Combs Stadium. Dayton took the lead in the top of the second with a three-run inning sparked by a Connor Echols double and a Robbie Doring walk. A throwing error allowed Echols to score, and put the Flyers in position to score runs on consecutive ground outs.  The...
  • Chang, Shipley Qualify for U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

    Chang, Shipley Qualify for U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:15 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:15:02 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Kentucky women’s golf freshmen Josephine Chang and Sarah Shipley have qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship after winning a local qualifier Monday. The freshman duo won the qualifier at Keene Trace Golf Club with a score of 4-under 68 to make the national tournament. By winning Monday, Chang and Shipley will move on to compete May 27-31 against some of the nation’s best four-ball teams at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, Sou...
    Kentucky women’s golf freshmen Josephine Chang and Sarah Shipley have qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship after winning a local qualifier Monday. The freshman duo won the qualifier at Keene Trace Golf Club with a score of 4-under 68 to make the national tournament. By winning Monday, Chang and Shipley will move on to compete May 27-31 against some of the nation’s best four-ball teams at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, Sou...
  • Beau Braden Returns as Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

    Beau Braden Returns as Men's Basketball Assistant Coach

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-04-19 01:50:05 GMT
    Bellarmine UniversityBellarmine University
    Beau Braden, who was a member of the Morehead State men's basketball staff from 2011-2014, has once again been named assistant coach. "Beau and I have been extremely close since we both got into coaching. We've always bounced ideas off of each other and talked about X's and O's, so this is a real dream for both of us to have the opportunity to work with one another and build this program the way we've always envisioned building it," said head coach Preston Spradlin. B...
    Beau Braden, who was a member of the Morehead State men's basketball staff from 2011-2014, has once again been named assistant coach. "Beau and I have been extremely close since we both got into coaching. We've always bounced ideas off of each other and talked about X's and O's, so this is a real dream for both of us to have the opportunity to work with one another and build this program the way we've always envisioned building it," said head coach Preston Spradlin. B...
  • EKU Women's Golf Within Three Shots of Third Straight Title with 18 Holes to Play

    EKU Women's Golf Within Three Shots of Third Straight Title with 18 Holes to Play

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-04-18 23:20:08 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    The Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team is within three shots of winning its third straight Ohio Valley Conference Championship and sophomore Elsa Moberly holds the individual lead by one shot after the second round today. Moberly followed an OVC record-tying first round 4-under 68 with a 70 in round two and moved from a tie for first into sole possession of the lead.  The Somerset, Kentucky native has a two round total of 138.  She got off to a strong sta...
    The Eastern Kentucky University women’s golf team is within three shots of winning its third straight Ohio Valley Conference Championship and sophomore Elsa Moberly holds the individual lead by one shot after the second round today. Moberly followed an OVC record-tying first round 4-under 68 with a 70 in round two and moved from a tie for first into sole possession of the lead.  The Somerset, Kentucky native has a two round total of 138.  She got off to a strong sta...
  • Five NCAA Events Coming to Lexington

    Five NCAA Events Coming to Lexington

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:30:31 GMT
    The University of Kentucky will play host to five NCAA events – one national championship and four preliminary round competitions – from 2020-22 in the sports of rifle, outdoor track and field, men’s basketball, cross country and gymnastics, the NCAA announced Tuesday. “We are honored to earn the right to host these five NCAA events in the coming years,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “Hosting in the postseason is important to rea...
    The University of Kentucky will play host to five NCAA events – one national championship and four preliminary round competitions – from 2020-22 in the sports of rifle, outdoor track and field, men’s basketball, cross country and gymnastics, the NCAA announced Tuesday. “We are honored to earn the right to host these five NCAA events in the coming years,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “Hosting in the postseason is important to rea...
  • McCraken Breezes Half-Mile at Churchill Downs

    McCraken Breezes Half-Mile at Churchill Downs

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:30:08 GMT
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    Janis Whitham’s Blue Grass (Grade II) third-place finisher McCraken breezed a half-mile in :47.80 Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs for trainer Ian Wilkes in preparation for the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6. McCraken, who was ridden by jockey Brian Hernandez Jr., breezed over the “fast” track through splits of :12.60, :24.60 and :36.40 before galloping out five furlongs in 1:00 and three-q...
    Janis Whitham’s Blue Grass (Grade II) third-place finisher McCraken breezed a half-mile in :47.80 Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs for trainer Ian Wilkes in preparation for the Grade I, $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 6. McCraken, who was ridden by jockey Brian Hernandez Jr., breezed over the “fast” track through splits of :12.60, :24.60 and :36.40 before galloping out five furlongs in 1:00 and three-q...
  • UK Travels to Bloomington for Border Showdown with Indiana

    UK Travels to Bloomington for Border Showdown with Indiana

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-04-18 20:33:03 GMT
    After becoming just the third team in the country to take a game off of the now-No. 1 Florida Gators this season, the Kentucky softball team will embark on a four-game, five-day road trip west to Indiana and Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, beginning with a midweek game at Indiana at 6 p.m. ET from Bloomington. The game will be shown live on BTN Extra, with live stats available on IUHoosiers.com. The Wildcats win on Saturday clinched postseason eligibility for the ninth-straight se...
    After becoming just the third team in the country to take a game off of the now-No. 1 Florida Gators this season, the Kentucky softball team will embark on a four-game, five-day road trip west to Indiana and Missouri on Wednesday afternoon, beginning with a midweek game at Indiana at 6 p.m. ET from Bloomington. The game will be shown live on BTN Extra, with live stats available on IUHoosiers.com. The Wildcats win on Saturday clinched postseason eligibility for the ninth-straight se...
  • NCAA March Madness Sites Announced

    NCAA March Madness Sites Announced

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-04-18 18:05:06 GMT

    (LEX 18) The March Madness sites have been announced for 2019-2022.

    (LEX 18) The March Madness sites have been announced for 2019-2022.

  • Tuesday Will Be 25th Anniversary Of Cawood Ledford's Final Game At Kentucky

    Tuesday Will Be 25th Anniversary Of Cawood Ledford's Final Game At Kentucky

    Monday, March 27 2017 8:28 AM EDT2017-03-27 12:28:25 GMT

    By LARRY VAUGHT Tuesday will mark the 25th anniversary of that historic Kentucky-Duke game in the 1992 NCAA East Region final in Philadelphia that cost UK a chance to play in the Final Four. While that game is still a painful memory for UK fans, there was another point of historical significance for Kentucky fans in that game.

    By LARRY VAUGHT Tuesday will mark the 25th anniversary of that historic Kentucky-Duke game in the 1992 NCAA East Region final in Philadelphia that cost UK a chance to play in the Final Four. While that game is still a painful memory for UK fans, there was another point of historical significance for Kentucky fans in that game.

  • 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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  • Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham In "Happy Days," Dies At 56

    Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham In "Happy Days," Dies At 56

    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-04-23 10:30:08 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56...

    NEW YORK (AP) - Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56...

  • Lexington Police Investigating Shooting On Centre Parkway

    Lexington Police Investigating Shooting On Centre Parkway

    Saturday, April 22 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-04-23 01:17:55 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police are investigating a shooting Saturday evening. Reportedly a man was shot in the head at an apartment complex on the 1300 block of Centre Parkway.  Police say the victim was visiting the complex when it happened. After the shooting he was able to make it to a satellite building of the police department. We're told the victim was taken to UK Hospital where he's being treated for a non life threatening injury. Police say they are t...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police are investigating a shooting Saturday evening. Reportedly a man was shot in the head at an apartment complex on the 1300 block of Centre Parkway.  Police say the victim was visiting the complex when it happened. After the shooting he was able to make it to a satellite building of the police department. We're told the victim was taken to UK Hospital where he's being treated for a non life threatening injury. Police say they are t...
  • High School Softball Player Injured When Hit In The Face

    High School Softball Player Injured When Hit In The Face

    Monday, April 17 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-04-17 23:19:42 GMT

    UNION COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Union County High School softball player is recovering after a softball going more than 70 miles an hour hit her in the face. Senior Evyn Hendrickson threw a pitch and when the ball was hit, it came back and hit her in the face.  The hit was caught on camera. “She was able to get her head turned slightly, so that it did hit her solid and ricochet off but luckily not straight on to her face,” said Union County High School Athletic Dir...

    UNION COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Union County High School softball player is recovering after a softball going more than 70 miles an hour hit her in the face. Senior Evyn Hendrickson threw a pitch and when the ball was hit, it came back and hit her in the face.  The hit was caught on camera. “She was able to get her head turned slightly, so that it did hit her solid and ricochet off but luckily not straight on to her face,” said Union County High School Athletic Dir...

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