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  • Basketball 24/7 At Kentucky Will Suit Jemarl Baker Just Fine

    Basketball 24/7 At Kentucky Will Suit Jemarl Baker Just Fine

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-04-25 10:00:16 GMT
    Jemarl Baker knows coach John Calipari has a knack for figuring out how to make players play well together.Jemarl Baker knows coach John Calipari has a knack for figuring out how to make players play well together.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Life as a Kentucky basketball player is going to suit Californian Jemarl Baker just fine. “I don’t play any other sport. I love video games and sometimes will watch a movie. Just little stuff like that is all I do other than basketball because basketball 24/7 is fine with me,” said the 6-4, 185-pound Baker. He became the seventh member of John Calipari’s 2017 recruiting class recently after changing his mind about his almost two-year co...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Life as a Kentucky basketball player is going to suit Californian Jemarl Baker just fine. “I don’t play any other sport. I love video games and sometimes will watch a movie. Just little stuff like that is all I do other than basketball because basketball 24/7 is fine with me,” said the 6-4, 185-pound Baker. He became the seventh member of John Calipari’s 2017 recruiting class recently after changing his mind about his almost two-year co...
  • Derby Horses Looking Good Getting Ready For Kentucky Derby 143

    Derby Horses Looking Good Getting Ready For Kentucky Derby 143

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 5:36 AM EDT2017-04-25 09:36:58 GMT
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    Whitham Thoroughbreds’ McCracken turned in his penultimate workout for Kentucky Derby 143 by working five furlongs in 1:00.60 in company on a sunny Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Also working toward the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6 was a quartet of hopefuls from trainer Steve Asmussen: Hence (five furlongs in 1:00), Local Hero (five furlongs in 1:00),Untrapped (five furlongs in 1:01.60) and Lookin...
    Whitham Thoroughbreds’ McCracken turned in his penultimate workout for Kentucky Derby 143 by working five furlongs in 1:00.60 in company on a sunny Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Also working toward the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6 was a quartet of hopefuls from trainer Steve Asmussen: Hence (five furlongs in 1:00), Local Hero (five furlongs in 1:00),Untrapped (five furlongs in 1:01.60) and Lookin...
  • GreenJackets Edge Legends 2-1 in 10 Innings

    GreenJackets Edge Legends 2-1 in 10 Innings

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:12:09 GMT
    Kevin Rivera’s single with two outs in the top of the 10th inning drove in the go-ahead run, and the Augusta GreenJackets took a 2-1 win over the Lexington Legends Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.  The Legends were held to one hit in the game by Augusta starter Stephen Woods and relievers Nolan Riggs and Patrick Ruotolo.      Manuel Geraldo doubled to lead off the 10th for Augusta, but the next two hitters struck out before Rivera delivered...
    Kevin Rivera’s single with two outs in the top of the 10th inning drove in the go-ahead run, and the Augusta GreenJackets took a 2-1 win over the Lexington Legends Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.  The Legends were held to one hit in the game by Augusta starter Stephen Woods and relievers Nolan Riggs and Patrick Ruotolo.      Manuel Geraldo doubled to lead off the 10th for Augusta, but the next two hitters struck out before Rivera delivered...
  • 2017 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

    2017 CATSPY Awards Presented on Monday

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-25 02:00:09 GMT
    Kentucky guard Malik Monk leaves the court after Kentucky defeated UCLA in an NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional semifinal game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)Kentucky guard Malik Monk leaves the court after Kentucky defeated UCLA in an NCAA college basketball tournament South Regional semifinal game Friday, March 24, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
    The 15th annual CATSPY Awards were held Monday in Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2016-17 year in the UK Athletics department. With co-winners in some categories, 20 individuals were recognized as well as four teams. “It’s a real pleasure to have everyone here tonight,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said in a speech welcoming student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans. “As usual, everyone looks tremendous. ...
    The 15th annual CATSPY Awards were held Monday in Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performances during the 2016-17 year in the UK Athletics department. With co-winners in some categories, 20 individuals were recognized as well as four teams. “It’s a real pleasure to have everyone here tonight,” Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said in a speech welcoming student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans. “As usual, everyone looks tremendous. ...
  • Legends Sweep As DeVito, Davis Receive SAL Player, Pitcher Of Week Honors

    Legends Sweep As DeVito, Davis Receive SAL Player, Pitcher Of Week Honors

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-04-25 01:00:09 GMT
    The Lexington Legends swept the South Atlantic League Player and Pitcher of the Week awards for April 17-23, league President Eric Krupa announced Monday.               Legends first baseman Chris DeVito was named Player of the Week.  In seven games, he batted .407 with 11 hits in 27 at bats, including three doubles and three home runs.  He drove in nine runs and scored five. DeVito, 22, was selected in the eighth round of the June 2...
    The Lexington Legends swept the South Atlantic League Player and Pitcher of the Week awards for April 17-23, league President Eric Krupa announced Monday.               Legends first baseman Chris DeVito was named Player of the Week.  In seven games, he batted .407 with 11 hits in 27 at bats, including three doubles and three home runs.  He drove in nine runs and scored five. DeVito, 22, was selected in the eighth round of the June 2...
  • Colonels Take On No. 2 Louisville Tuesday

    Colonels Take On No. 2 Louisville Tuesday

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-04-25 00:30:07 GMT
    RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team is set to face off with the No. 2 University of Louisville Cardinals on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Earle Combs Stadium. The Colonels (21-19, 7-11 OVC) lost in a mid-week game at Louisville back in February. EKU is led by Ben Fisher and his 18 home runs, which ranks second in the NCAA. Fisher is tied for second in the nation in runs with 52, and tied for fifth in RBIs with 54. Nick Howie has ...
    RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team is set to face off with the No. 2 University of Louisville Cardinals on Tuesday. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Earle Combs Stadium. The Colonels (21-19, 7-11 OVC) lost in a mid-week game at Louisville back in February. EKU is led by Ben Fisher and his 18 home runs, which ranks second in the NCAA. Fisher is tied for second in the nation in runs with 52, and tied for fifth in RBIs with 54. Nick Howie has ...
  • No. 20 Kentucky Travels For Two Non-Conference Midweeks

    No. 20 Kentucky Travels For Two Non-Conference Midweeks

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-25 00:00:18 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a four-game, five-day road trip that saw the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats win four in a row and sweep a road Southeastern Conference series for the first time in 2017, UK will jump right back into action playing five games in six days beginning Tuesday in the first of two road midweek games. The Wildcats play at Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. ET in a rescheduled game from March before turning around to play at UT Martin in Meagan P...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – After a four-game, five-day road trip that saw the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats win four in a row and sweep a road Southeastern Conference series for the first time in 2017, UK will jump right back into action playing five games in six days beginning Tuesday in the first of two road midweek games. The Wildcats play at Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. ET in a rescheduled game from March before turning around to play at UT Martin in Meagan P...
  • Softball's Kylie Holton Named OVC Player Of The Week

    Softball's Kylie Holton Named OVC Player Of The Week

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:30:20 GMT
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Morehead State softball junior Kylie Holton has been named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for the first time in her career. She is the third player to be recognized this season, following junior Chelsea McManaway, who has twice been named OVC Pitcher of the Week, and sophomore Allison Rager, who was named OVC Player of the Week. Holton hit a perfect 1.000, recording hits in all six at-bats, includ...
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Morehead State softball junior Kylie Holton has been named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week for the first time in her career. She is the third player to be recognized this season, following junior Chelsea McManaway, who has twice been named OVC Pitcher of the Week, and sophomore Allison Rager, who was named OVC Player of the Week. Holton hit a perfect 1.000, recording hits in all six at-bats, includ...
  • Colonels Welcome No. 20 Kentucky Tuesday

    Colonels Welcome No. 20 Kentucky Tuesday

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:00:25 GMT
    RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team kicks off an eight-game home stand on Tuesday when it welcomes No. 20 Kentucky to Gertrude Hood Field. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. The Colonels (20-25) split a doubleheader at Southeast Missouri on Sunday, dropping game one, 2-1, before shutting out the Redhawks in game two, 2-1. AT THE PLATE - Junior Johnkyria Alston leads the country in doubles (19). The native of Haines City, Florida broke the EKU sing...
    RICHMOND, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team kicks off an eight-game home stand on Tuesday when it welcomes No. 20 Kentucky to Gertrude Hood Field. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. The Colonels (20-25) split a doubleheader at Southeast Missouri on Sunday, dropping game one, 2-1, before shutting out the Redhawks in game two, 2-1. AT THE PLATE - Junior Johnkyria Alston leads the country in doubles (19). The native of Haines City, Florida broke the EKU sing...
  • Barrett, Leighton And Rager Provide Power In Softball Lineup

    Barrett, Leighton And Rager Provide Power In Softball Lineup

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:30:31 GMT
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Back in 1927, pitchers facing the New York Yankees had the unenviable task of dealing with a lineup so deadly that it was nicknamed Murderers' Row. In the 1980's, the Oakland A's were armed by the Bash Brothers -- Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco. Morehead State's current softball lineup doesn't have the notoriety of those units, but the power game is nonetheless impressive. So, just for fun, let's call them the Sisters of Swat. Spec...
    MOREHEAD, Ky. - Back in 1927, pitchers facing the New York Yankees had the unenviable task of dealing with a lineup so deadly that it was nicknamed Murderers' Row. In the 1980's, the Oakland A's were armed by the Bash Brothers -- Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco. Morehead State's current softball lineup doesn't have the notoriety of those units, but the power game is nonetheless impressive. So, just for fun, let's call them the Sisters of Swat. Spec...
  • Jarren Williams Decommits From Kentucky

    Jarren Williams Decommits From Kentucky

    Monday, April 24 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-24 22:00:25 GMT
    Photo: Rivals.com via Jarren's dadPhoto: Rivals.com via Jarren's dad
    UK quarterback commit, Jarren Williams, de-committed from Kentucky Monday.  Williams announced his decision on his Twitter account, saying pic.twitter.com/9I92AA84pa — J D U B?? (@Jarren2Williams) April 24, 2017 Williams, a 3-star QB from Central Gwinnett High School, had been committed to Kentucky since June of 2016.   Williams picked up an offer from Alabama a few weeks ago.  Williams told SEC Country that he was still entertaining offers ...
    UK quarterback commit, Jarren Williams, de-committed from Kentucky Monday.  Williams announced his decision on his Twitter account, saying pic.twitter.com/9I92AA84pa — J D U B?? (@Jarren2Williams) April 24, 2017 Williams, a 3-star QB from Central Gwinnett High School, had been committed to Kentucky since June of 2016.   Williams picked up an offer from Alabama a few weeks ago.  Williams told SEC Country that he was still entertaining offers ...
  • Baseball Falls To SHC In 12 Inning Slugfest, 15-10

    Baseball Falls To SHC In 12 Inning Slugfest, 15-10

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:30:11 GMT
    Frankfort, Ky.- Kentucky State University baseball dropped the third and final game of a three-game series against Spring Hill College, 15-10 on Monday afternoon. The loss for the Thorobreds (16-30, 10-8) marks the first time this season they have been swept by a conference opponent. Only one more conference series remains left to play before the SIAC tournament in Augusta, Georgia, and it will be against Albany State University on Apr. 29 and 30 at home. Sophomore right fielde...
    Frankfort, Ky.- Kentucky State University baseball dropped the third and final game of a three-game series against Spring Hill College, 15-10 on Monday afternoon. The loss for the Thorobreds (16-30, 10-8) marks the first time this season they have been swept by a conference opponent. Only one more conference series remains left to play before the SIAC tournament in Augusta, Georgia, and it will be against Albany State University on Apr. 29 and 30 at home. Sophomore right fielde...
  • Elzy Presents SEC Win Challenge Check To The Pat Summitt Foundation

    Elzy Presents SEC Win Challenge Check To The Pat Summitt Foundation

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:01:02 GMT
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    LEXINGT­­­ON, Ky. – University of Kentucky women’s basketball associate head coach Kyra Elzy and her husband Dexter Lander in conjunction with head coach Matthew Mitchell and his wife Jenna, presented a $40,000 check to The Pat Summitt Foundation on Monday afternoon as a result of the 2016-17 SEC Win Challenge.   The SEC Win Challenge raises funds to support the foundation’s work with the 2016-17 challenge expanding to include all SEC schools with f...

    LEXINGT­­­ON, Ky. – University of Kentucky women’s basketball associate head coach Kyra Elzy and her husband Dexter Lander in conjunction with head coach Matthew Mitchell and his wife Jenna, presented a $40,000 check to The Pat Summitt Foundation on Monday afternoon as a result of the 2016-17 SEC Win Challenge.   The SEC Win Challenge raises funds to support the foundation’s work with the 2016-17 challenge expanding to include all SEC schools with f...

  • Mahan Named Co-Southeastern Conference Player of the Week

    Mahan Named Co-Southeastern Conference Player of the Week

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-04-24 17:13:13 GMT
    Courtesy: UK ATHLETICSCourtesy: UK ATHLETICS

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan is the Southeastern Conference co-Player of the Week after a blistering week at the plate against Top 10 opponents, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Mahan’s second SEC Player of the Week honor this season, also earning the honor for the week of March 6. The junior infielder was the key cog in Kentucky’s 3-1 week against No. 2 Louisville and No. 8 LSU, batting .688 (11-for-16) and reaching base in 14 of his 19 plate app...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan is the Southeastern Conference co-Player of the Week after a blistering week at the plate against Top 10 opponents, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Mahan’s second SEC Player of the Week honor this season, also earning the honor for the week of March 6. The junior infielder was the key cog in Kentucky’s 3-1 week against No. 2 Louisville and No. 8 LSU, batting .688 (11-for-16) and reaching base in 14 of his 19 plate app...

  • Mahan Named Co-Southeastern Conference Player of the Week

    Mahan Named Co-Southeastern Conference Player of the Week

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-04-24 17:10:33 GMT
    Courtesy: UK ATHLETICSCourtesy: UK ATHLETICS
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan is the Southeastern Conference co-Player of the Week after a blistering week at the plate against Top 10 opponents, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Mahan’s second SEC Player of the Week honor this season, also earning the honor for the week of March 6. The junior infielder was the key cog in Kentucky’s 3-1 week against No. 2 Louisville and No. 8 LSU, batting .688 (11-for-16) and reaching base in 14 of his 19 plate app...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Riley Mahan is the Southeastern Conference co-Player of the Week after a blistering week at the plate against Top 10 opponents, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is Mahan’s second SEC Player of the Week honor this season, also earning the honor for the week of March 6. The junior infielder was the key cog in Kentucky’s 3-1 week against No. 2 Louisville and No. 8 LSU, batting .688 (11-for-16) and reaching base in 14 of his 19 plate app...
  • Report: Adebayo To Stay In NBA Draft

    Report: Adebayo To Stay In NBA Draft

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:38:23 GMT
    AP Photo/Jeff RobersonAP Photo/Jeff Roberson

    Bam Adebayo, who announced he was testing the waters of the NBA draft earlier this month, will reportedly sign with an agent and end his college career. FanRag's Jon Rothstein first reported the news Monday morning. Kentucky's Bam Adebayo will sign with an agent and remain in the 2017 NBA Draft, per multiple sources. #BBN — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 24, 2017 Adebayo joins former teammates De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries in going...

    Bam Adebayo, who announced he was testing the waters of the NBA draft earlier this month, will reportedly sign with an agent and end his college career. FanRag's Jon Rothstein first reported the news Monday morning. Kentucky's Bam Adebayo will sign with an agent and remain in the 2017 NBA Draft, per multiple sources. #BBN — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 24, 2017 Adebayo joins former teammates De'Aaron Fox, Malik Monk, Isaiah Briscoe and Isaac Humphries in going...

  • World Record Motivates Kendra Harrison To Do Even More

    World Record Motivates Kendra Harrison To Do Even More

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:41 AM EDT2017-04-24 09:41:00 GMT
    Kendra Harrison set a world record in 2016 and wants to do the same again this year.Kendra Harrison set a world record in 2016 and wants to do the same again this year.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kendra Harrison is not one to brag on herself. The former University of Kentucky star hurdler — who is a volunteer coach with the Wildcats this season — set the world’s record in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2016 London Muller Anniversary Games with a time of 12.20 seconds to break a record that had been held since 1988. This season she won her first 60-meter indoor hurdles national title in 7.81 seconds. She had opened her season at the Rod McCrav...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kendra Harrison is not one to brag on herself. The former University of Kentucky star hurdler — who is a volunteer coach with the Wildcats this season — set the world’s record in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2016 London Muller Anniversary Games with a time of 12.20 seconds to break a record that had been held since 1988. This season she won her first 60-meter indoor hurdles national title in 7.81 seconds. She had opened her season at the Rod McCrav...
  • Alston Breaks Doubles Record As EKU Splits Doubleheader At SEMO

    Alston Breaks Doubles Record As EKU Splits Doubleheader At SEMO

    Monday, April 24 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-04-24 05:00:22 GMT
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team split a doubleheader at Southeast Missouri on Sunday, losing game one, 2-1, before shutting out the Redhawks, 2-0, in game two at the Southeast Softball Complex. Junior Johnkyria Alston broke EKU’s single-season doubles record in the game two win. After the Colonels took the lead on an RBI single by sophomore Rachel Minogue in the top of the third, Alston blasted her record-breaking 19th two-bag...
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Eastern Kentucky University softball team split a doubleheader at Southeast Missouri on Sunday, losing game one, 2-1, before shutting out the Redhawks, 2-0, in game two at the Southeast Softball Complex. Junior Johnkyria Alston broke EKU’s single-season doubles record in the game two win. After the Colonels took the lead on an RBI single by sophomore Rachel Minogue in the top of the third, Alston blasted her record-breaking 19th two-bag...
  • KSU Drops Both In Doubleheader Against Spring Hill College

    KSU Drops Both In Doubleheader Against Spring Hill College

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:30 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:30:08 GMT

    Frankfort, Ky.- Kentucky State University baseball dropped both games of a doubleheader on a cold and wet Sunday afternoon to Spring Hill College, 17-3 and 13-5. The two losses by the Thorobreds (16-29, 10-7) marks only the second series loss to an SIAC opponent this season. KSU will host one final series with Albany State University next weekend, before the SIAC tournament in early May. KSU will finish off the three-game series with SHC on Monday, hosting one, nine-inning game...

    Frankfort, Ky.- Kentucky State University baseball dropped both games of a doubleheader on a cold and wet Sunday afternoon to Spring Hill College, 17-3 and 13-5. The two losses by the Thorobreds (16-29, 10-7) marks only the second series loss to an SIAC opponent this season. KSU will host one final series with Albany State University next weekend, before the SIAC tournament in early May. KSU will finish off the three-game series with SHC on Monday, hosting one, nine-inning game...

  • Rose Leads Wildcats To Program’s Best SEC Championship Score

    Rose Leads Wildcats To Program’s Best SEC Championship Score

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-04-24 04:00:40 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With Grace Rose playing the best golf of her collegiate career, the Kentucky women’s golf team recorded its best 54-hole score in the 37 years of the Southeastern Conference Championship. Behind Rose’s 2-under 214, UK carded an 885 for the weekend, easily besting its previous 54-hole score. The Wildcats placed 10th overall in a field that featured six teams ranked in the top 25 and three in the top 10. Rose capped arguably the best tournament of ...
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – With Grace Rose playing the best golf of her collegiate career, the Kentucky women’s golf team recorded its best 54-hole score in the 37 years of the Southeastern Conference Championship. Behind Rose’s 2-under 214, UK carded an 885 for the weekend, easily besting its previous 54-hole score. The Wildcats placed 10th overall in a field that featured six teams ranked in the top 25 and three in the top 10. Rose capped arguably the best tournament of ...
  • Eastern Kentucky Men's Tennis Falls In OVC Championship

    Eastern Kentucky Men's Tennis Falls In OVC Championship

    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-04-24 03:30:16 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s tennis team lost, 4-0, in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament finals to No. 1 seed Tennessee Tech University on Sunday at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. The second seeded Colonels conclude their season with a 16-10 record. Tech (13-6) grabbed the early lead by winning two doubles matches to pick up the doubles point.  The Golden Eagles then earned straight set victories at No. 1, No. 2 ...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. –Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s tennis team lost, 4-0, in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament finals to No. 1 seed Tennessee Tech University on Sunday at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. The second seeded Colonels conclude their season with a 16-10 record. Tech (13-6) grabbed the early lead by winning two doubles matches to pick up the doubles point.  The Golden Eagles then earned straight set victories at No. 1, No. 2 ...
  • Olive Homers Twice As Colonels Drop Series Finale At EIU

    Olive Homers Twice As Colonels Drop Series Finale At EIU

    Sunday, April 23 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-24 03:00:13 GMT
    CHARLESTON, Ill. – Matt Olive launched two home runs, but the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team could not capitalize as it lost to the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 11-9, on Sunday afternoon. The Colonels (21-19, 7-11 OVC) faced a 5-0 deficit heading into the third inning, but that is when EKU struck back. Ryland Kerr led off the inning with a single to center field, and then hustled out a run on a Shea Sullivan double two batters later. After Sullivan advanced t...
    CHARLESTON, Ill. – Matt Olive launched two home runs, but the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team could not capitalize as it lost to the Eastern Illinois Panthers, 11-9, on Sunday afternoon. The Colonels (21-19, 7-11 OVC) faced a 5-0 deficit heading into the third inning, but that is when EKU struck back. Ryland Kerr led off the inning with a single to center field, and then hustled out a run on a Shea Sullivan double two batters later. After Sullivan advanced t...
  • Legends Top Fireflies 4-2, Take Three Of Four In Columbia

    Legends Top Fireflies 4-2, Take Three Of Four In Columbia

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:30:12 GMT
    Lexington starter Gerson Garabito pitched six shutout innings, and the Lexington Legends took a  4-2 win over the Columbia Fireflies Sunday in Columbia. The Legends won three out of four in the series, including two shutouts.  The Legends won 2-0 Thursday and 4-0 Saturday.  The only runs scored by Columbia in the three Lexington wins came in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday.  The only Columbia win in the series was also a shutout, a 5-0 win by the Fireflies ...
    Lexington starter Gerson Garabito pitched six shutout innings, and the Lexington Legends took a  4-2 win over the Columbia Fireflies Sunday in Columbia. The Legends won three out of four in the series, including two shutouts.  The Legends won 2-0 Thursday and 4-0 Saturday.  The only runs scored by Columbia in the three Lexington wins came in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday.  The only Columbia win in the series was also a shutout, a 5-0 win by the Fireflies ...
  • Loose On The Town Wins Sunday’s Featured Cherry Valley Farm Purse

    Loose On The Town Wins Sunday’s Featured Cherry Valley Farm Purse

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:00:14 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2017) – Susan and Jim Hill’s Loose On the Town took the lead out of the gate and cruised to a 2 3/4-length victory over Canadian Flyer in the $74,000 Cherry Valley Farm Purse for 4-year-olds and up before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 14,776. Trained by Brian Lynch and ridden by Javier Castellano, Loose On the Town covered the  5½ furlongs on a yielding turf course in 1:03.24. The race was marred when Chiltern Street stumbled at th...
    LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2017) – Susan and Jim Hill’s Loose On the Town took the lead out of the gate and cruised to a 2 3/4-length victory over Canadian Flyer in the $74,000 Cherry Valley Farm Purse for 4-year-olds and up before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 14,776. Trained by Brian Lynch and ridden by Javier Castellano, Loose On the Town covered the  5½ furlongs on a yielding turf course in 1:03.24. The race was marred when Chiltern Street stumbled at th...
  • Cats Rout LSU To Win Series

    Cats Rout LSU To Win Series

    Sunday, April 23 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-04-24 01:00:13 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Justin Lewis and the Kentucky defense stayed steady behind a relentless offense as the No. 10 Wildcats took their fifth Southeastern Conference series of the season, defeating No. 8 LSU 10-2 on a cloudy, windy day at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cats (28-13, 12-6 SEC), winners in six of the last eight games, retain their two-game lead over Florida in the SEC East with 12 conference games remaining. They will travel to South Carolina, which sits three games bac...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Justin Lewis and the Kentucky defense stayed steady behind a relentless offense as the No. 10 Wildcats took their fifth Southeastern Conference series of the season, defeating No. 8 LSU 10-2 on a cloudy, windy day at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cats (28-13, 12-6 SEC), winners in six of the last eight games, retain their two-game lead over Florida in the SEC East with 12 conference games remaining. They will travel to South Carolina, which sits three games bac...
  • Bronson Arroyo Goes 6 Innings, Leads Reds Over Cubs 7-5

    Bronson Arroyo Goes 6 Innings, Leads Reds Over Cubs 7-5

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:30:09 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - With his high leg kick and below-the-radar breaking balls, Bronson Arroyo showed the Cubs a little old-style pitching. Who needs to throw 90 mph to beat the World Series champions?      The 40-year-old righty gave his best performance yet in his long comeback from elbow problems, pitching three-hit ball over six innings on Sunday, and the Cincinnati Reds salvaged a 7-5 victory . Arroyo worked fast, varied the angles of his deliveries, and kept 'em gues...
    CINCINNATI (AP) - With his high leg kick and below-the-radar breaking balls, Bronson Arroyo showed the Cubs a little old-style pitching. Who needs to throw 90 mph to beat the World Series champions?      The 40-year-old righty gave his best performance yet in his long comeback from elbow problems, pitching three-hit ball over six innings on Sunday, and the Cincinnati Reds salvaged a 7-5 victory . Arroyo worked fast, varied the angles of his deliveries, and kept 'em gues...
  • Updated: Albarado’s Broken Ankle To Keep Him Out Of Kentucky Derby

    Updated: Albarado’s Broken Ankle To Keep Him Out Of Kentucky Derby

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:15:08 GMT
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    Robby Albarado is likely to miss the Kentucky Derby on May 6, after being thrown from his mount in Sunday's eighth race at Keeneland. Said Keeneland medical director, Dr. Barry Schumer, “Robby's horse (Chiltern Street) stumbled at the start of the race and Robby was thrown to the ground.  He braced himself. He suffered an injury to his left ankle. He is being transported to UK Chandler Hospital (at the University of Kentucky in Lexington) for X-rays and further evaluation....
    Robby Albarado is likely to miss the Kentucky Derby on May 6, after being thrown from his mount in Sunday's eighth race at Keeneland. Said Keeneland medical director, Dr. Barry Schumer, “Robby's horse (Chiltern Street) stumbled at the start of the race and Robby was thrown to the ground.  He braced himself. He suffered an injury to his left ankle. He is being transported to UK Chandler Hospital (at the University of Kentucky in Lexington) for X-rays and further evaluation....
  • Six-Run Sixth Completes Five-Run Comeback As UK Sweeps Mizzou

    Six-Run Sixth Completes Five-Run Comeback As UK Sweeps Mizzou

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:00:19 GMT
    @UKSoftball@UKSoftball
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a game that featured 18 runs, 24 hits and seven errors, the No. 20 Kentucky softball team overcame an 8-3 deficit entering the final two innings and scored seven unanswered runs to come from behind and sweep the Missouri Tigers, 10-8 in Sunday’s series finale. The Wildcats, sparked by two monster home runs from Abbey Cheek and a go-ahead two-run home run from junior Rachael Metzger, scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning and one more in the...
    COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a game that featured 18 runs, 24 hits and seven errors, the No. 20 Kentucky softball team overcame an 8-3 deficit entering the final two innings and scored seven unanswered runs to come from behind and sweep the Missouri Tigers, 10-8 in Sunday’s series finale. The Wildcats, sparked by two monster home runs from Abbey Cheek and a go-ahead two-run home run from junior Rachael Metzger, scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning and one more in the...
  • EKU Women's Tennis Can't Stop Undefeated SIUE In OVC Championship

    EKU Women's Tennis Can't Stop Undefeated SIUE In OVC Championship

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:30:07 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University’s run in the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament ended in the championship match against undefeated Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 4-1, on Sunday at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. SIU Edwardsville (21-0) began by winning two of the three doubles matches to earn the first point of the match. Eastern (12-11) quickly tied the match when Laura Argente made quick work of ...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University’s run in the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament ended in the championship match against undefeated Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 4-1, on Sunday at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. SIU Edwardsville (21-0) began by winning two of the three doubles matches to earn the first point of the match. Eastern (12-11) quickly tied the match when Laura Argente made quick work of ...
  • Hamidou Diallo To Go Through NBA Draft Process

    Hamidou Diallo To Go Through NBA Draft Process

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:09:27 GMT
    amidou Diallo came to UK with a plan about this season and the NBA draft, and so far sees no reason not to stick to it. (UK Athletics Photo)amidou Diallo came to UK with a plan about this season and the NBA draft, and so far sees no reason not to stick to it. (UK Athletics Photo)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Hamidou Diallo announced Sunday he has submitted his name for the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. So long as Diallo does not hire an agent, he will have until May 24 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “Playing in the NBA has always been the ultimate goal for me,” Diallo said. “It’s pa...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard Hamidou Diallo announced Sunday he has submitted his name for the 2017 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent. So long as Diallo does not hire an agent, he will have until May 24 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “Playing in the NBA has always been the ultimate goal for me,” Diallo said. “It’s pa...
  • Kentucky Derby Hopeful Girvin Gets Feel For Keeneland Main Track

    Kentucky Derby Hopeful Girvin Gets Feel For Keeneland Main Track

    Sunday, April 23 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 23:00:20 GMT
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    Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) and the top point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), jogged twice around the main track next to a lead pony Sunday morning after the renovation break. The track had been sealed for the first part of training Sunday but was opened when morning rains did not materialize. After 9 a.m. ET, Girvin made his first appearance on the main track with Rosie Napravnik aboard after having trained t...

    Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) and the top point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), jogged twice around the main track next to a lead pony Sunday morning after the renovation break. The track had been sealed for the first part of training Sunday but was opened when morning rains did not materialize. After 9 a.m. ET, Girvin made his first appearance on the main track with Rosie Napravnik aboard after having trained t...

  • Robby Albarado Unseated In Eighth Race At Keeneland

    Robby Albarado Unseated In Eighth Race At Keeneland

    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 22:30:18 GMT
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    Statement from Keeneland Medical Director Dr. Barry Schumer about jockey Robby Albarado, who was unseated at the start of the eighth race on Sunday: “Robby’s horse (Chiltern Street) stumbled at the start of the race and Robby was thrown to the ground. He braced himself. He suffered an injury to his left ankle. He is being transported to UK Chandler Hospital (at the University of Kentucky in Lexington) for X-rays and further evaluation.”
    Statement from Keeneland Medical Director Dr. Barry Schumer about jockey Robby Albarado, who was unseated at the start of the eighth race on Sunday: “Robby’s horse (Chiltern Street) stumbled at the start of the race and Robby was thrown to the ground. He braced himself. He suffered an injury to his left ankle. He is being transported to UK Chandler Hospital (at the University of Kentucky in Lexington) for X-rays and further evaluation.”
  • Distance Colonels Thrive At Virginia Challenge

    Distance Colonels Thrive At Virginia Challenge

    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 22:30:18 GMT
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five Eastern Kentucky University track and field athletes delivered Ohio Valley Conference-best performances over the weekend at the Virginia Challenge. Junior steeplechasers Ciara Scott and Jamaine Coleman kicked off the meet with back-to-back stellar performances on Friday night. Scott finished ninth out of 47 runners in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 10:30.6. That time is tops in the OVC and is less than tw...
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five Eastern Kentucky University track and field athletes delivered Ohio Valley Conference-best performances over the weekend at the Virginia Challenge. Junior steeplechasers Ciara Scott and Jamaine Coleman kicked off the meet with back-to-back stellar performances on Friday night. Scott finished ninth out of 47 runners in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase with a personal-best time of 10:30.6. That time is tops in the OVC and is less than tw...
  • Gotham Winner J Boys Echo Breezes Half-Mile At Churchill Downs

    Gotham Winner J Boys Echo Breezes Half-Mile At Churchill Downs

    Sunday, April 23 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 22:00:16 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, April 23, 2017) – Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo breezed a half-mile in :49.20 Sunday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 6. J Boys Echo, with regular exercise rider Tammy Fox aboard, was clocked in splits of :12, :24.40 and :37 before galloping out five furlongs in 1:02.20 and three-quarters of a mile in 1:16 over a 

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, April 23, 2017) – Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo breezed a half-mile in :49.20 Sunday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 6. J Boys Echo, with regular exercise rider Tammy Fox aboard, was clocked in splits of :12, :24.40 and :37 before galloping out five furlongs in 1:02.20 and three-quarters of a mile in 1:16 over a 

  • Kentucky Derby Round-Up - April 23, 2017

    Kentucky Derby Round-Up - April 23, 2017

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:30:09 GMT
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    With inclement weather on Saturday, Sunday morning was busier for Kentucky Derby contenders during Churchill Downs’ exclusive training session from 8:30-8:45 a.m. Blue Grass (Grade II) third-place finisher McCraken galloped 1 ¾ miles with regular exercise riderYoni Orantes up. The Ghostzapper colt is scheduled to breeze Monday at 8:30 a.m. for trainer Ian Wilkes. Two of trainer Steve Asmussen’s Derby contenders came to the track after th...
    With inclement weather on Saturday, Sunday morning was busier for Kentucky Derby contenders during Churchill Downs’ exclusive training session from 8:30-8:45 a.m. Blue Grass (Grade II) third-place finisher McCraken galloped 1 ¾ miles with regular exercise riderYoni Orantes up. The Ghostzapper colt is scheduled to breeze Monday at 8:30 a.m. for trainer Ian Wilkes. Two of trainer Steve Asmussen’s Derby contenders came to the track after th...
  • Keeneland Barn Notes - April 23, 2017

    Keeneland Barn Notes - April 23, 2017

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:00:14 GMT
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    MEANTIME COULD BE READY FOR THE BIG TIME AFTER SMASHING SATURDAY VICTORY Silverton Hill LLC’s Meantime showed Saturday he could become a prime-time player for trainer Brian Lynch when he broke his maiden by 7½ widening lengths in Keeneland’s sixth race at 1 1/8 miles. “He sure looked good yesterday,” Lynch said about the 3-year-old Shackleford colt, who is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winnerSweet Reason. In his debut going a one-turn m...
    MEANTIME COULD BE READY FOR THE BIG TIME AFTER SMASHING SATURDAY VICTORY Silverton Hill LLC’s Meantime showed Saturday he could become a prime-time player for trainer Brian Lynch when he broke his maiden by 7½ widening lengths in Keeneland’s sixth race at 1 1/8 miles. “He sure looked good yesterday,” Lynch said about the 3-year-old Shackleford colt, who is a half-brother to multiple Grade 1 winnerSweet Reason. In his debut going a one-turn m...
  • Colonels Fight Late Into The Night, Edge JSU To Earn Spot In OVC Final

    Colonels Fight Late Into The Night, Edge JSU To Earn Spot In OVC Final

    Sunday, April 23 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-04-23 20:30:12 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s tennis team advance to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament finals after battling late into the night to secure a 4-3 win over Jacksonville State University at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. The Colonels will face Tennessee Tech (12-6) in the championship match on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.  The Golden Eagles went 6-0 in the league during the regular season. Saturday’s semifinal mat...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s tennis team advance to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament finals after battling late into the night to secure a 4-3 win over Jacksonville State University at the Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville. The Colonels will face Tennessee Tech (12-6) in the championship match on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.  The Golden Eagles went 6-0 in the league during the regular season. Saturday’s semifinal mat...
  • Washington Snags MVP Honors At Allen Iverson Roundball Classic

    Washington Snags MVP Honors At Allen Iverson Roundball Classic

    Sunday, April 23 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-23 20:00:14 GMT
    AP Photo/Gregory PayanAP Photo/Gregory Payan
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – For the second consecutive week, a Kentucky men’s basketball signee won most valuable player honors at a high-profile high school all-star game. P.J. Washington earned MVP honors for his team at the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic on Friday night in Portsmouth, Virginia. Washington scored a game-high 37 points for Team Honor, which defeated Team Loyalty 198-152. Washington was joined on Team Loyalty by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 21 po...
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. – For the second consecutive week, a Kentucky men’s basketball signee won most valuable player honors at a high-profile high school all-star game. P.J. Washington earned MVP honors for his team at the inaugural Allen Iverson Roundball Classic on Friday night in Portsmouth, Virginia. Washington scored a game-high 37 points for Team Honor, which defeated Team Loyalty 198-152. Washington was joined on Team Loyalty by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 21 po...
  • Eastern Kentucky Women's Tennis Upsets UT Martin For Spot In OVC Championship

    Eastern Kentucky Women's Tennis Upsets UT Martin For Spot In OVC Championship

    Sunday, April 23 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-04-23 19:25:43 GMT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University, the No. 3 seed, upset No. 2 seed University of Tennessee at Martin, 4-3, in the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament semifinals on Saturday and will face undefeated Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the title match on Sunday in Nashville. The Colonels (12-10) lost to SIU Edwardsville on the road by a 4-3 score in March.  The Cougars are 20-0 overall this season.  Sunday’s champions...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University, the No. 3 seed, upset No. 2 seed University of Tennessee at Martin, 4-3, in the Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament semifinals on Saturday and will face undefeated Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the title match on Sunday in Nashville. The Colonels (12-10) lost to SIU Edwardsville on the road by a 4-3 score in March.  The Cougars are 20-0 overall this season.  Sunday’s champions...
  • 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
    @KentuckyTrack@KentuckyTrack
    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
    KeenelandKeeneland
    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
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    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
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    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
    @KentuckyTrack@KentuckyTrack
    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
    @UKWomensTennis@UKWomensTennis
    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
    Chet White, UK AthleticsChet White, UK Athletics
    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
    AP Photo/Charles KrupaAP Photo/Charles Krupa
    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
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    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
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    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
    @UKsoftball@UKsoftball
    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...
  • 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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  • Lexington Restaurant Catches Fire Overnight

    Lexington Restaurant Catches Fire Overnight

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 4:55 AM EDT2017-04-25 08:55:52 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - An investigation is underway after a Lexington restaurant caught fire overnight. A passerby called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the Qdoba on E Tiverton Way just off of Nicholasville Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday.  Firefighters say when they arrived they found smoke and fire inside the kitchen.  While they say the fire was quickly contained, there was no obvious sign of what started it.  We're told the restaurant was closed at the time of...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - An investigation is underway after a Lexington restaurant caught fire overnight. A passerby called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the Qdoba on E Tiverton Way just off of Nicholasville Road around 1 a.m. Tuesday.  Firefighters say when they arrived they found smoke and fire inside the kitchen.  While they say the fire was quickly contained, there was no obvious sign of what started it.  We're told the restaurant was closed at the time of...
  • Motorcyclist Killed In Richmond Crash Identified

    Motorcyclist Killed In Richmond Crash Identified

    Monday, April 24 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-04-24 23:41:38 GMT

    RICHMOND, Ky (LEX 18) Police are investigating a crash on Water and South Second Streets in Richmond.

    RICHMOND, Ky (LEX 18) Police are investigating a crash on Water and South Second Streets in Richmond.

  • Tennessee Teacher Planned To Take 15-Year-Old Girl To Mexico

    Tennessee Teacher Planned To Take 15-Year-Old Girl To Mexico

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:38:27 GMT
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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run, according to federal court documents filed Monday. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find the girl Thursday and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. She has returned home and is being treated by a team o...

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run, according to federal court documents filed Monday. Authorities credit the caretaker of a remote northern California property for helping police find the girl Thursday and arrest her alleged abductor, fired teacher Tad Cummins. She has returned home and is being treated by a team o...

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