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  • Diallo and Coach Calipari React to His Decision to Return to UK

    Diallo and Coach Calipari React to His Decision to Return to UK

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:24:53 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)
    Hamidou Diallo is coming back to Kentucky. Diallo, a freshman guard, plans to return to UK for the 2017-18 season after going through the process of declaring for the NBA Draft. Utilizing NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters,” Diallo entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent to protect his NCAA eligibility with the option of returning to school.  Players had until 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA Draft Combine to make a final decision bas...
    Hamidou Diallo is coming back to Kentucky. Diallo, a freshman guard, plans to return to UK for the 2017-18 season after going through the process of declaring for the NBA Draft. Utilizing NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters,” Diallo entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent to protect his NCAA eligibility with the option of returning to school.  Players had until 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA Draft Combine to make a final decision bas...
  • Hamidou Diallo Returns to Kentucky

    Hamidou Diallo Returns to Kentucky

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:56:42 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    Hamidou Diallo announced Wednesday that he was putting off a career in the NBA to play his first season at Kentucky. Diallo had been projected anywhere from late first round to early second round. He had skipped two recent workouts including one on Wednesday with the New York Knicks. Diallo came to Kentucky in the spring semester but only practiced with the Wildcats and did not play in any games. Now, he will be able to suit up for UK Head Coach, John Calipari, to work on his game a...

    Hamidou Diallo announced Wednesday that he was putting off a career in the NBA to play his first season at Kentucky. Diallo had been projected anywhere from late first round to early second round. He had skipped two recent workouts including one on Wednesday with the New York Knicks. Diallo came to Kentucky in the spring semester but only practiced with the Wildcats and did not play in any games. Now, he will be able to suit up for UK Head Coach, John Calipari, to work on his game a...

  • Kentucky Welcomes Thousands of Athletes for NCAATF East Preliminary Championships

    Kentucky Welcomes Thousands of Athletes for NCAATF East Preliminary Championships

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-05-25 03:17:07 GMT
    @KentuckyTrack@KentuckyTrack
    Nearly 2,000 of the best collegiate athletes in the country will compete at the UK Outdoor Track and Field Complex this weekend as Kentucky will serve as host for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships Thursday through Saturday. The name of the game at the preliminary championships is advancing to the national championships finals site. Twelve performers from each event at the preliminary round sites advance to the NCAA Championships – hosted for the fifth-consecutive year as...
    Nearly 2,000 of the best collegiate athletes in the country will compete at the UK Outdoor Track and Field Complex this weekend as Kentucky will serve as host for the NCAA East Preliminary Championships Thursday through Saturday. The name of the game at the preliminary championships is advancing to the national championships finals site. Twelve performers from each event at the preliminary round sites advance to the NCAA Championships – hosted for the fifth-consecutive year as...
  • Legends Sweep Hickory

    Legends Sweep Hickory

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:00:20 GMT
    The Lexington Legends took a 1-0 win over the Hickory Crawdads in the completion of a suspended game, and then won the regularly scheduled game 9-4 to finish a sweep of a three-game series at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Emmanuel Rivera’s second-inning homer Tuesday night proved to be the only run of the suspended game, which was stopped after two innings because of rain.  The game resumed Wednesday afternoon in the top of the third inning, but neither team scored again. Geoff...
    The Lexington Legends took a 1-0 win over the Hickory Crawdads in the completion of a suspended game, and then won the regularly scheduled game 9-4 to finish a sweep of a three-game series at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Emmanuel Rivera’s second-inning homer Tuesday night proved to be the only run of the suspended game, which was stopped after two innings because of rain.  The game resumed Wednesday afternoon in the top of the third inning, but neither team scored again. Geoff...
  • Kentucky Rolls to Win in SEC Tournament Opener

    Kentucky Rolls to Win in SEC Tournament Opener

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:56:43 GMT
    Butch DillButch Dill
    Kole Cottam’s fourth inning home run over the 405-foot mark in centerfield gave No. 8 Kentucky the lead for good and the bullpen worked six scoreless innings as the Wildcats opened the SEC Tournament with a 7-2 win over South Carolina at the Hoover Met. The win is UK’s first in the SEC Tournament since 2014 and gives the Cats 39 victories this season, the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. UK will face the winner of the Missouri-LSU game in the second game...
    Kole Cottam’s fourth inning home run over the 405-foot mark in centerfield gave No. 8 Kentucky the lead for good and the bullpen worked six scoreless innings as the Wildcats opened the SEC Tournament with a 7-2 win over South Carolina at the Hoover Met. The win is UK’s first in the SEC Tournament since 2014 and gives the Cats 39 victories this season, the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. UK will face the winner of the Missouri-LSU game in the second game...
  • Evan White Leads UK To A Win Over South Carolina In The SEC Tournament

    Evan White Leads UK To A Win Over South Carolina In The SEC Tournament

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:21:31 GMT
    Elliott Hess -  UK AthleticsElliott Hess - UK Athletics
     (AP) - Evan White drove in four runs to lead Kentucky to a 7-2 win over South Carolina on Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.      The third-seeded Wildcats (38-16) move into the winner's bracket of the double elimination tournament. They'll play the LSU-Missouri winner Thursday while the 11th-seeded Gamecocks (33-24) face the loser of that game.      White had a three-run double and a run-scoring grounder. Kole Cottam had two hits,...
     (AP) - Evan White drove in four runs to lead Kentucky to a 7-2 win over South Carolina on Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament.      The third-seeded Wildcats (38-16) move into the winner's bracket of the double elimination tournament. They'll play the LSU-Missouri winner Thursday while the 11th-seeded Gamecocks (33-24) face the loser of that game.      White had a three-run double and a run-scoring grounder. Kole Cottam had two hits,...
  • What Happened To Hamidou Diallo's Workout?

    What Happened To Hamidou Diallo's Workout?

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:35:30 GMT

    True Blue Fans are waiting to find out what Hamidou Diallo is going to do.  Will he stay in the NBA Draft? or tell the world by 11:59pm that he is going to keep his eligibility and play for Kentucky next season. This tweet is from Ian Begley who covers the New York Knicks for ESPN. NYK's workout also included Deonte Burton & Caleb Swanigan. Diallo pulled out & is reportedly making a draft decision. More in link below: https://t.co/gsRIQyNVJW — Ian Begley (@I...

    True Blue Fans are waiting to find out what Hamidou Diallo is going to do.  Will he stay in the NBA Draft? or tell the world by 11:59pm that he is going to keep his eligibility and play for Kentucky next season. This tweet is from Ian Begley who covers the New York Knicks for ESPN. NYK's workout also included Deonte Burton & Caleb Swanigan. Diallo pulled out & is reportedly making a draft decision. More in link below: https://t.co/gsRIQyNVJW — Ian Begley (@I...

  • Denver Nuggets Look At Malik Monk

    Denver Nuggets Look At Malik Monk

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-05-24 21:16:27 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    As we get closer to the NBA Draft, a lot of teams are bringing in players for interviews and workouts.  The Denver Nuggets did a number of profiles on potential first round draft choices, including former UK guard Malik Monk.  "Malik Monk, the best pure scorer in the draft, gets buckets in a variety of different ways and it all starts with his jump shot, one of the best of any prospect in the draft," says the Nuggets web site.  "The SEC Freshman of ...
    As we get closer to the NBA Draft, a lot of teams are bringing in players for interviews and workouts.  The Denver Nuggets did a number of profiles on potential first round draft choices, including former UK guard Malik Monk.  "Malik Monk, the best pure scorer in the draft, gets buckets in a variety of different ways and it all starts with his jump shot, one of the best of any prospect in the draft," says the Nuggets web site.  "The SEC Freshman of ...
  • Now We Know Why Jon Toth Wasn't Drafted

    Now We Know Why Jon Toth Wasn't Drafted

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:03:14 GMT
    AP Photo/Mark HumphreyAP Photo/Mark Humphrey

    No one who follows UK Football could understand how Jon Toth, one of the best centers going into the NFL draft, wasn't drafted.  Then, after not being drafted, he didn't even sign a free-agent contract. Toth, who was not only a leader, and All-SEC first team, but he anchored a much improved offensive line that has two running backs that topped 1,000 yards last season.  Jon Toth had successful surgery on herniated disk yesterday, multiple teams expects to pursue as ...

    No one who follows UK Football could understand how Jon Toth, one of the best centers going into the NFL draft, wasn't drafted.  Then, after not being drafted, he didn't even sign a free-agent contract. Toth, who was not only a leader, and All-SEC first team, but he anchored a much improved offensive line that has two running backs that topped 1,000 yards last season.  Jon Toth had successful surgery on herniated disk yesterday, multiple teams expects to pursue as ...

  • UK Will Host The Hokies On December 16th

    UK Will Host The Hokies On December 16th

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:33 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:33:40 GMT
    AP Photo/Michael ConroyAP Photo/Michael Conroy

    The Kentucky men’s basketball team will play Virginia Tech during the 2017-18 season. The Wildcats will host the Hokies on Dec. 16 at Rupp Arena as part of a one-year deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference member. The meeting will be the first between the two programs since 1996, when UK defeated Virginia Tech 84-60 in the NCAA Tournament in Dallas. Kentucky owns a 3-1 all-time edge over Virginia Tech. The Wildcats have hosted the Hokies in Lexington twice before, splitti...

    The Kentucky men’s basketball team will play Virginia Tech during the 2017-18 season. The Wildcats will host the Hokies on Dec. 16 at Rupp Arena as part of a one-year deal with the Atlantic Coast Conference member. The meeting will be the first between the two programs since 1996, when UK defeated Virginia Tech 84-60 in the NCAA Tournament in Dallas. Kentucky owns a 3-1 all-time edge over Virginia Tech. The Wildcats have hosted the Hokies in Lexington twice before, splitti...

  • UK’s Jordan Jones Earns Preseason All-SEC First Team By Southern Pigskin

    UK’s Jordan Jones Earns Preseason All-SEC First Team By Southern Pigskin

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:30:38 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – – Add another preseason honor to the list for junior linebacker Jordan Jones as he was named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference First Team by Southern Pigskin. Jones, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, led the SEC and ranked 16th nationally in solo tackles per game last season with 5.7 per game and ranked third in total tackles per game with 8.4. He totaled a team-high 109 tackles and led the Wildcats with 15.5 tackles for loss.  ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – – Add another preseason honor to the list for junior linebacker Jordan Jones as he was named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference First Team by Southern Pigskin. Jones, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, led the SEC and ranked 16th nationally in solo tackles per game last season with 5.7 per game and ranked third in total tackles per game with 8.4. He totaled a team-high 109 tackles and led the Wildcats with 15.5 tackles for loss.  ...
  • Humphries Working Out For NBA Teams

    Humphries Working Out For NBA Teams

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:25:22 GMT
    Courtesy: UK AthleticsCourtesy: UK Athletics

    Do we expect Isaac Humphries to get drafted?  No.  But, it makes sense for NBA teams to bring him in for a workout.  You can figure out what kind of person he is, and check out his skills.  Then, if you keep up with him over the next 3-4 years when he's playing pro ball somewhere in the world, you might decide as his skills get better, you are interested in bringing him in. Denver brought him in for a workout.  He's also worked out for Milwaukee. 

    Do we expect Isaac Humphries to get drafted?  No.  But, it makes sense for NBA teams to bring him in for a workout.  You can figure out what kind of person he is, and check out his skills.  Then, if you keep up with him over the next 3-4 years when he's playing pro ball somewhere in the world, you might decide as his skills get better, you are interested in bringing him in. Denver brought him in for a workout.  He's also worked out for Milwaukee. 

  • Wenyen Gabriel Boxing To Get Ready For Next Season

    Wenyen Gabriel Boxing To Get Ready For Next Season

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:50:03 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    Wenyen Gabriel is easy to root for.  Even though he didn't have the freshman season he wanted, look down the road.  When he gets stronger, puts on some good weight, and gets more experience playing basketball, he could end up being a special player at Kentucky before he's through.   Boxing is part of his routine getting ready for next season. Gabriel started 23 games last year.  He averaged 4 points and 4 rebounds a game. 
    Wenyen Gabriel is easy to root for.  Even though he didn't have the freshman season he wanted, look down the road.  When he gets stronger, puts on some good weight, and gets more experience playing basketball, he could end up being a special player at Kentucky before he's through.   Boxing is part of his routine getting ready for next season. Gabriel started 23 games last year.  He averaged 4 points and 4 rebounds a game. 
  • Another Twitter Opinion On Hamidou Diallo And The NBA

    Another Twitter Opinion On Hamidou Diallo And The NBA

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-05-24 15:38:08 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The deadline is 11:59pm May 24th.  All True Blue Fans are on pins and needles waiting on Hamidou Diallo.  Is the super athletic guard going to play for UK or will he stay in the NBA draft, where at this point, he has not received what he's looking for, a guarantee that he will be drafted in the first round.   LEX18 does not know if this is true.  Just received news Hamidou Diallo Will Pull out of 2017 NBA Draft! The bulls love him but would not commi...
    The deadline is 11:59pm May 24th.  All True Blue Fans are on pins and needles waiting on Hamidou Diallo.  Is the super athletic guard going to play for UK or will he stay in the NBA draft, where at this point, he has not received what he's looking for, a guarantee that he will be drafted in the first round.   LEX18 does not know if this is true.  Just received news Hamidou Diallo Will Pull out of 2017 NBA Draft! The bulls love him but would not commi...
  • Freshmen Martens And Vick Have 'Weird' Relationship That Works On And Off The Field

    Freshmen Martens And Vick Have 'Weird' Relationship That Works On And Off The Field

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-24 10:00:24 GMT
    Teammates greeted Alex Martens after her 2-run homer against Illinois on Sunday. (Vicky Graff Photo)Teammates greeted Alex Martens after her 2-run homer against Illinois on Sunday. (Vicky Graff Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT Most of the time Alex Martens and Bailey Vick just talk about the kind of things any other University of Kentucky freshmen might. “We don’t really talk about upcoming things. We just kind of live in the moment. Softball is something to talk about when we get here (at the field) and sometimes after games we do. But most of the time we are just in our rooms, hanging out, eating, watching a lot of movies together,” said Martens. Vick says the two...

    By LARRY VAUGHT Most of the time Alex Martens and Bailey Vick just talk about the kind of things any other University of Kentucky freshmen might. “We don’t really talk about upcoming things. We just kind of live in the moment. Softball is something to talk about when we get here (at the field) and sometimes after games we do. But most of the time we are just in our rooms, hanging out, eating, watching a lot of movies together,” said Martens. Vick says the two...

  • Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Against South Carolina at New Time

    Kentucky Opens SEC Tournament Against South Carolina at New Time

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:32:10 GMT
    Chet White, UK AthleticsChet White, UK Athletics
    The Kentucky baseball team begins action in the 2017 SEC Tournament on Wednesday, when the Wildcats face the South Carolina Gamecocks at about 2-2:30 p.m. ET at the Hoover Met. South Carolina advanced to Wednesday’s game by outlasting Vanderbilt 7-4 in innings on Tuesday in opening-round action. No. 8 Kentucky (38-18, 19-11 SEC) finished in third place in the SEC regular season standings. With the finish inside the top four, the Wildcats automatically advanced to the dou...
    The Kentucky baseball team begins action in the 2017 SEC Tournament on Wednesday, when the Wildcats face the South Carolina Gamecocks at about 2-2:30 p.m. ET at the Hoover Met. South Carolina advanced to Wednesday’s game by outlasting Vanderbilt 7-4 in innings on Tuesday in opening-round action. No. 8 Kentucky (38-18, 19-11 SEC) finished in third place in the SEC regular season standings. With the finish inside the top four, the Wildcats automatically advanced to the dou...
  • Legends rained out; completion of suspended game plus 7-inning game set for Wednesday

    Legends rained out; completion of suspended game plus 7-inning game set for Wednesday

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:12:39 GMT
    The game between the Lexington Legends and the Hickory Crawdads at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Tuesday night was rained out. The Legends were leading 1-0 after two innings.  A home run by Emmanuel Rivera in the bottom of the second accounted for the only run.   The game will be resumed at the start of the third inning at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, and will be completed as a nine-inning game.   Then after a 30-minute break, there will be a seven-inning game. For ticket in...
    The game between the Lexington Legends and the Hickory Crawdads at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Tuesday night was rained out. The Legends were leading 1-0 after two innings.  A home run by Emmanuel Rivera in the bottom of the second accounted for the only run.   The game will be resumed at the start of the third inning at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday, and will be completed as a nine-inning game.   Then after a 30-minute break, there will be a seven-inning game. For ticket in...
  • EKU's Fisher, Morehead State's Hulsizer OVC Co-Players of the Year

    EKU's Fisher, Morehead State's Hulsizer OVC Co-Players of the Year

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:45 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:45:41 GMT
    For the second year in a row there were Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Year as Eastern Kentucky senior first baseman Ben Fisher and Morehead State sophomore outfielder Niko Hulsizer shared the honor in a vote of league head coaches and sports information directors. In additional voting Jacksonville State senior Joe McGuire was named 2017 OVC Pitcher of the Year, Murray State third baseman Davis Sims was tabbed OVC Rookie ...
    For the second year in a row there were Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Year as Eastern Kentucky senior first baseman Ben Fisher and Morehead State sophomore outfielder Niko Hulsizer shared the honor in a vote of league head coaches and sports information directors. In additional voting Jacksonville State senior Joe McGuire was named 2017 OVC Pitcher of the Year, Murray State third baseman Davis Sims was tabbed OVC Rookie ...
  • Differing Reports About Diallo Decision

    Differing Reports About Diallo Decision

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-05-23 23:07:10 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    There seems to be differing opinions on whether UK Guard, Hamidou Diallo, is prepared to come back to Kentucky or stay in the June NBA Draft. A writer for Nets Daily is reporting that UK Guard, Hamidou Diallo, is coming back to Kentucky. Source tells me that Hamidou Diallo is staying in Kentucky for a year. #NBADraft — Bryan Fonseca (@BryanFonsecaNY) May 23, 2017 Fonseca also pointed out that DIallo waited until the last moment to make his prep school and college decision....

    There seems to be differing opinions on whether UK Guard, Hamidou Diallo, is prepared to come back to Kentucky or stay in the June NBA Draft. A writer for Nets Daily is reporting that UK Guard, Hamidou Diallo, is coming back to Kentucky. Source tells me that Hamidou Diallo is staying in Kentucky for a year. #NBADraft — Bryan Fonseca (@BryanFonsecaNY) May 23, 2017 Fonseca also pointed out that DIallo waited until the last moment to make his prep school and college decision....

  • UK Opens SEC Tournament Wednesday Morning At 10:30

    UK Opens SEC Tournament Wednesday Morning At 10:30

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-05-23 22:09:20 GMT
     The Kentucky baseball team begins action in the 2017 SEC Tournament on Wednesday, when the Wildcats face the South Carolina Gamecocks at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Hoover Met. South Carolina advanced to Wednesday’s game by outlasting Vanderbilt 7-4 in innings on Tuesday in opening-round action. No. 8 Kentucky (38-18, 19-11 SEC) finished in third place in the SEC regular season standings. With the finish inside the top four, the Wildcats automatically advanced to the double-el...
     The Kentucky baseball team begins action in the 2017 SEC Tournament on Wednesday, when the Wildcats face the South Carolina Gamecocks at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Hoover Met. South Carolina advanced to Wednesday’s game by outlasting Vanderbilt 7-4 in innings on Tuesday in opening-round action. No. 8 Kentucky (38-18, 19-11 SEC) finished in third place in the SEC regular season standings. With the finish inside the top four, the Wildcats automatically advanced to the double-el...
  • Benny Snell Makes Athlon Sports 2017 College Football Preview Cover

    Benny Snell Makes Athlon Sports 2017 College Football Preview Cover

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:37:26 GMT

    Benny Snell makes the regional cover of Athlon Sports 2017 College Football Preview.   The All-American freshman tailback is one of 7 Cats to make one of their All-SEC teams. Benny Snell, Third Team All-Purpose Back Nick Haynes, Second Team Offensive Guard Cole Mosier, Fourth Team Offensive Tackle Jordan Jones, First Team Linebacker Denzil Ware, First Team Linebacker Mike Edwards, Second Team Safety Austin MacGinnis, Fourth Team Kicker

    Benny Snell makes the regional cover of Athlon Sports 2017 College Football Preview.   The All-American freshman tailback is one of 7 Cats to make one of their All-SEC teams. Benny Snell, Third Team All-Purpose Back Nick Haynes, Second Team Offensive Guard Cole Mosier, Fourth Team Offensive Tackle Jordan Jones, First Team Linebacker Denzil Ware, First Team Linebacker Mike Edwards, Second Team Safety Austin MacGinnis, Fourth Team Kicker

  • When Will Hamidou Diallo Make His Decision?

    When Will Hamidou Diallo Make His Decision?

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:06:52 GMT

    It's obvious, that Hamidou Diallo would like to go to the NBA and not play for Kentucky, but the million dollar question is, does someone want to pay him?   The decision has to be made May 24th if he wants to withdraw from the NBA draft and keep his college eligibility.  “It’s going to the wire on Wednesday,” a source told Zagsblog. “A decision could be made before Wednesday but right now it’s looking like Wednesday.”   Ada...

    It's obvious, that Hamidou Diallo would like to go to the NBA and not play for Kentucky, but the million dollar question is, does someone want to pay him?   The decision has to be made May 24th if he wants to withdraw from the NBA draft and keep his college eligibility.  “It’s going to the wire on Wednesday,” a source told Zagsblog. “A decision could be made before Wednesday but right now it’s looking like Wednesday.”   Ada...

  • Newton Named To Athletic Directors Hall Of Fame

    Newton Named To Athletic Directors Hall Of Fame

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:54:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – C.M. Newton, former director of athletics at the University of Kentucky, has been named to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame, the organization has announced. Newton will be honored June 14 during a luncheon at the annual NACDA Convention in Orlando, Fla. Newton served as athletics director at UK from 1989-2000.  His term as AD was marked by the addition of three sports – men’s and women’s soccer a...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – C.M. Newton, former director of athletics at the University of Kentucky, has been named to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame, the organization has announced. Newton will be honored June 14 during a luncheon at the annual NACDA Convention in Orlando, Fla. Newton served as athletics director at UK from 1989-2000.  His term as AD was marked by the addition of three sports – men’s and women’s soccer a...
  • Lexington Legends Partner With Robbie Ross Jr.’s Mission 108 On An Autographed Baseball Fundraiser

    Lexington Legends Partner With Robbie Ross Jr.’s Mission 108 On An Autographed Baseball Fundraiser

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-05-23 17:12:26 GMT
    (WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky.)  The Lexington Legends are proud to partner with Robbie and Brittany Ross through their non-profit foundation Mission 108, a Human Rights organization focused on helping survivors of Human Trafficking and extreme poverty throughout the globe.    Robbie Ross Jr., a Lexington native and graduate of Lexington Christian Academy, is a current professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox organization.  Robbie and his wi...
    (WHITAKER BANK BALLPARK, Lexington, Ky.)  The Lexington Legends are proud to partner with Robbie and Brittany Ross through their non-profit foundation Mission 108, a Human Rights organization focused on helping survivors of Human Trafficking and extreme poverty throughout the globe.    Robbie Ross Jr., a Lexington native and graduate of Lexington Christian Academy, is a current professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox organization.  Robbie and his wi...
  • Kentucky Is Called SEC's Most Surprising Team

    Kentucky Is Called SEC's Most Surprising Team

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-05-23 14:32:35 GMT
    (AP) Florida and LSU are on quite a roll heading into this week’s Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. The Gators are the tournament’s top seed in Hoover, Alabama, after finishing with a 21-9 league record. They’ve won 14 of their past 16 games, including 11 of 12 against SEC teams. Florida’s strength is its starting pitching: Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar have a combined 24-5 record on the mound. That doesn’t mean it has been easy ...
    (AP) Florida and LSU are on quite a roll heading into this week’s Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. The Gators are the tournament’s top seed in Hoover, Alabama, after finishing with a 21-9 league record. They’ve won 14 of their past 16 games, including 11 of 12 against SEC teams. Florida’s strength is its starting pitching: Alex Faedo, Brady Singer and Jackson Kowar have a combined 24-5 record on the mound. That doesn’t mean it has been easy ...
  • Bamba To Texas Not A Big Surprise For Rivals.com Krysten Peek But Knox To UK Was For Her – And UK Commits

    Bamba To Texas Not A Big Surprise For Rivals.com Krysten Peek But Knox To UK Was For Her – And UK Commits

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-05-23 10:00:18 GMT
    Krysten Peek, left, said even PJ Washington, center, was surprised when Kevin Knox committed to Kentucky. (Larry Vaught Photo)Krysten Peek, left, said even PJ Washington, center, was surprised when Kevin Knox committed to Kentucky. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Three weeks ago Kentucky basketball fans felt it was far more likely that John Calipari would convince center Mohamed Bamba to play for the Wildcats while wing player Kevin Knox was more likely to end up at Duke or North Carolina. Getting either one of the top 10 players in the 2017 recruiting class would have been more than enough for any team — except Kentucky. After UK pulled a major surprise by getting a commitment from Knox, it seemed likely that Ba...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Three weeks ago Kentucky basketball fans felt it was far more likely that John Calipari would convince center Mohamed Bamba to play for the Wildcats while wing player Kevin Knox was more likely to end up at Duke or North Carolina. Getting either one of the top 10 players in the 2017 recruiting class would have been more than enough for any team — except Kentucky. After UK pulled a major surprise by getting a commitment from Knox, it seemed likely that Ba...
  • Legends Take Series Opener Over Hickory, 7-1

    Legends Take Series Opener Over Hickory, 7-1

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:10:42 GMT

    Manny Olloque had a triple, a double and two runs batted in, and Joe Dudek hit a two-run homer as the Lexington Legends took charge early in a 7-1 win over the Hickory Crawdads Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Lexington’s Meibrys Viloria doubled to left field with one out in the second inning. John Bronstema walked, putting runners on first and second.  Olloque tripled to right field,  scoring two runs.  A single by Marten Gasparini scored Olloqu...

    Manny Olloque had a triple, a double and two runs batted in, and Joe Dudek hit a two-run homer as the Lexington Legends took charge early in a 7-1 win over the Hickory Crawdads Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Lexington’s Meibrys Viloria doubled to left field with one out in the second inning. John Bronstema walked, putting runners on first and second.  Olloque tripled to right field,  scoring two runs.  A single by Marten Gasparini scored Olloqu...

  • Kentucky Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule

    Kentucky Volleyball Releases 2017 Schedule

    Monday, May 22 2017 9:50 PM EDT2017-05-23 01:50:08 GMT
    The Kentucky volleyball team is set for the 2017 season as head coach Craig Skinner announced his team’s upcoming 2017 schedule. UK will face 10 opponents who participated in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats will see action in three nonconference tournaments this season, including an opening weekend tournament at home. “We love our schedule,” Skinner said. “We will be tested in many different ways and each match has its own challenge.  There are m...
    The Kentucky volleyball team is set for the 2017 season as head coach Craig Skinner announced his team’s upcoming 2017 schedule. UK will face 10 opponents who participated in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats will see action in three nonconference tournaments this season, including an opening weekend tournament at home. “We love our schedule,” Skinner said. “We will be tested in many different ways and each match has its own challenge.  There are m...
  • Bellarmine Men's Basketball Adds EKU Transfer Parker Chitty

    Bellarmine Men's Basketball Adds EKU Transfer Parker Chitty

    Monday, May 22 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-05-23 00:50:08 GMT
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    Bellarmine University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Davenport announced today that point guard Parker Chitty would be transferring to Bellarmine for the 2017-18 season. The 6-2 Chitty spent last season as a true freshman at Eastern Kentucky University after a stellar career at Columbus (IN) East High School, where his father, Brent, was the head coach. Chitty, who holds the single season and career assists records at Columbus East, was named The Republic’s Player of...
    Bellarmine University Head Men’s Basketball Coach Scott Davenport announced today that point guard Parker Chitty would be transferring to Bellarmine for the 2017-18 season. The 6-2 Chitty spent last season as a true freshman at Eastern Kentucky University after a stellar career at Columbus (IN) East High School, where his father, Brent, was the head coach. Chitty, who holds the single season and career assists records at Columbus East, was named The Republic’s Player of...
  • SEC Plans for Enhanced Security at SEC Baseball Tournament

    SEC Plans for Enhanced Security at SEC Baseball Tournament

    Monday, May 22 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-05-22 23:50:06 GMT
    Fans attending the 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover will be asked to enter the event with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see a law enforcement presence in and around Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the Conference office has announced. The tournament will be held May 23-28. Enhanced security measures, including the clear bag policy, will also be in place at the inaugural SEC Baseball FanFest event in the new Finley Center adjacent to the Hoover Met. The se...
    Fans attending the 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament in Hoover will be asked to enter the event with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early and to see a law enforcement presence in and around Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, the Conference office has announced. The tournament will be held May 23-28. Enhanced security measures, including the clear bag policy, will also be in place at the inaugural SEC Baseball FanFest event in the new Finley Center adjacent to the Hoover Met. The se...
  • Seven Wildcats Receive All-Southeastern Conference Honors

    Seven Wildcats Receive All-Southeastern Conference Honors

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-05-22 22:50:08 GMT
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    Sean Hjelle was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year to highlight a bushel of honors the Kentucky baseball team earned in a vote of league coaches, the conference announced Monday. Joining Hjelle on the First-Team All-SEC are senior reliever Logan Salow and sophomore outfielder Tristan Pompey. Hjelle and Salow become the first UK pitchers to earn First-Team honors since Chris Rusin in 2008 and only the third and fourth since 1979, joining Rusin and Scott Downs (1997). ...
    Sean Hjelle was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year to highlight a bushel of honors the Kentucky baseball team earned in a vote of league coaches, the conference announced Monday. Joining Hjelle on the First-Team All-SEC are senior reliever Logan Salow and sophomore outfielder Tristan Pompey. Hjelle and Salow become the first UK pitchers to earn First-Team honors since Chris Rusin in 2008 and only the third and fourth since 1979, joining Rusin and Scott Downs (1997). ...
  • Changes Coming To Joe Craft Center

    Changes Coming To Joe Craft Center

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:43:07 GMT
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    "Gotta tear it down to build it back up, says UK Basketball on twitter.  "Demolition has begun on the Joe Craft Center locker room."   When it's all done, this is what it's going to look like. 
    "Gotta tear it down to build it back up, says UK Basketball on twitter.  "Demolition has begun on the Joe Craft Center locker room."   When it's all done, this is what it's going to look like. 
  • UK Plays Oregon Friday At 7pm

    UK Plays Oregon Friday At 7pm

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:21:42 GMT
    The Eugene Super Regional schedule was announced by the NCAA in conjunction with ESPN on Monday afternoon, with Kentucky slated for a Friday first pitch time of 7 p.m. ET against the Ducks. Saturday’s game will also be at 7 p.m. ET, with Sunday’s if necessary game slated for a 4 p.m. ET first pitch from Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Eugene Super Regional Schedule Jane Sanders Stadium – Eugene, Oregon Friday, May 26 – (14) Kentucky vs. (3) Oregon – 7...
    The Eugene Super Regional schedule was announced by the NCAA in conjunction with ESPN on Monday afternoon, with Kentucky slated for a Friday first pitch time of 7 p.m. ET against the Ducks. Saturday’s game will also be at 7 p.m. ET, with Sunday’s if necessary game slated for a 4 p.m. ET first pitch from Jane Sanders Stadium in Eugene. Eugene Super Regional Schedule Jane Sanders Stadium – Eugene, Oregon Friday, May 26 – (14) Kentucky vs. (3) Oregon – 7...
  • UK Drops To No. 10 In The New Baseball Poll

    UK Drops To No. 10 In The New Baseball Poll

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:16:35 GMT
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    UK drops two spots to No. 10 in the new poll. (AP) - The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll through May 21 (selected by the staff of Baseball America):      RecordPrv     1. Oregon State    45-4    1     2. North Carolina    44-11    3     3. Texas Tech    42-13    4     4. Florida    

    UK drops two spots to No. 10 in the new poll. (AP) - The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll through May 21 (selected by the staff of Baseball America):      

  • UK'S Nick Mingione Is SEC Coach Of The Year

    UK'S Nick Mingione Is SEC Coach Of The Year

    Monday, May 22 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-05-22 19:33:34 GMT
    First-year Kentucky head coach Nick Mingione has been named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year by his peers, it was announced by the league on Monday. Kentucky enters this week’s SEC Tournament with 38 wins, ranked in the Top 10 and widely projected to host an NCAA Tournament Regional. The wins are the most for the program since the 2012 team won a school-record 45, and the Wildcats’ 19 regular season SEC wins are the second most in school history to the 20 won b...
    First-year Kentucky head coach Nick Mingione has been named Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year by his peers, it was announced by the league on Monday. Kentucky enters this week’s SEC Tournament with 38 wins, ranked in the Top 10 and widely projected to host an NCAA Tournament Regional. The wins are the most for the program since the 2012 team won a school-record 45, and the Wildcats’ 19 regular season SEC wins are the second most in school history to the 20 won b...
  • Hawkins Working Out For NBA Teams

    Hawkins Working Out For NBA Teams

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:35:34 GMT
    If you are looking for a great defensive player, who is fast and can leap tall building with a single bounce, Dominique Hawkins, who has a 44.5 inch vertical leap might be your man. Hawkins, who isn't expected to be drafted, will work out with the Lakers, and KSTV says he will also work out for the Indiana Pacers.  Hawkins saved his best for the end of his career.  He averaged 7 points over his last 13 games.  That includes making the SEC All-Tournament team after his...
    If you are looking for a great defensive player, who is fast and can leap tall building with a single bounce, Dominique Hawkins, who has a 44.5 inch vertical leap might be your man. Hawkins, who isn't expected to be drafted, will work out with the Lakers, and KSTV says he will also work out for the Indiana Pacers.  Hawkins saved his best for the end of his career.  He averaged 7 points over his last 13 games.  That includes making the SEC All-Tournament team after his...
  • Death Threats Continue For Enes Kanter

    Death Threats Continue For Enes Kanter

    Monday, May 22 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-05-22 18:05:39 GMT

    Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a U.S. citizen. Kanter was detained at an airport in Romania over the weekend, with border police there saying they did so because Turkish authorities canceled his passport. Kanter eventually was allowed to leave for London and then New York, after he said officials from the U.S. Department of Homela...

    Oklahoma City center Enes Kanter said Monday he routinely received death threats for criticizing the government of his native Turkey, and he may seek an expedited process toward becoming a U.S. citizen. Kanter was detained at an airport in Romania over the weekend, with border police there saying they did so because Turkish authorities canceled his passport. Kanter eventually was allowed to leave for London and then New York, after he said officials from the U.S. Department of Homela...

  • American Motorcycle, Kentucky Native Racer Nicky Hayden Dead

    American Motorcycle, Kentucky Native Racer Nicky Hayden Dead

    Monday, May 22 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-05-22 17:31:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)(AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

    MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy (AP) - Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announces that American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden has died.

    MISANO ADRIATICO, Italy (AP) - Maurizio Bufalini Hospital announces that American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden has died.

  • 2017 KY vs. IN All-Star Basketball Classic

    2017 KY vs. IN All-Star Basketball Classic

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-05-22 15:16:07 GMT
    LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky All-Star Basketball Classic, which annually matches top Kentucky high school basketball players against the best in Indiana, is set for Sunday, June 11.  The girls game will begin at 2 PM with the boys game immediately afterwards. Both games will be played at Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY.   Members of the media can request media credentials by clicking hereor on the link below.     Request Media Credentials...
    LOUISVILLE – The Kentucky All-Star Basketball Classic, which annually matches top Kentucky high school basketball players against the best in Indiana, is set for Sunday, June 11.  The girls game will begin at 2 PM with the boys game immediately afterwards. Both games will be played at Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY.   Members of the media can request media credentials by clicking hereor on the link below.     Request Media Credentials...
  • Governor's Cup Honoree Derek Abney Excited About Opportunity To Meet Mark Stoops

    Governor's Cup Honoree Derek Abney Excited About Opportunity To Meet Mark Stoops

    Monday, May 22 2017 6:46 AM EDT2017-05-22 10:46:25 GMT
    Derek Abney would like to have a chance to talk to current UK players during the offseason. (Clay Jackson Photo)Derek Abney would like to have a chance to talk to current UK players during the offseason. (Clay Jackson Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT Derek Abney played high school football in Wisconsin but once he got to Kentucky he quickly figured out the significance of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry. That’s why the former all-Southeastern Conference receiver says being honored at the annual Governor’s Cup festivities next month is so meaningful. Abney is already in the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, but knows this is also a special honor. “Both events are such an honor, especially being out of ...

    By LARRY VAUGHT Derek Abney played high school football in Wisconsin but once he got to Kentucky he quickly figured out the significance of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry. That’s why the former all-Southeastern Conference receiver says being honored at the annual Governor’s Cup festivities next month is so meaningful. Abney is already in the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, but knows this is also a special honor. “Both events are such an honor, especially being out of ...

  • Rome Scores Three In Ninth For 8-7 Win

    Rome Scores Three In Ninth For 8-7 Win

    Sunday, May 21 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 03:00:17 GMT
    Brett Cumberland’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Rome Braves claimed an 8-7 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday in Rome. The Legends had scored two runs in the top of the ninth to take a 7-5 lead. Yeudi Grullon and Randy Ventura started the bottom of the ninth with singles.  A sacrifice bunt by Marcus Mooney put runners at second and third.  After Cristian Pache was intentionally walked to load the bases, Lucas Herb...
    Brett Cumberland’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Rome Braves claimed an 8-7 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday in Rome. The Legends had scored two runs in the top of the ninth to take a 7-5 lead. Yeudi Grullon and Randy Ventura started the bottom of the ninth with singles.  A sacrifice bunt by Marcus Mooney put runners at second and third.  After Cristian Pache was intentionally walked to load the bases, Lucas Herb...
  • Erin Rethlake Confident In How UK Is Playing

    Erin Rethlake Confident In How UK Is Playing

    Sunday, May 21 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-22 02:23:18 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    On importance of first pitch strike … “Considering that it’s something that I sometimes struggle with, I usually get in trouble when I don’t do that, so that’s a big deal for me personally. Not trying to throw from behind constantly is a really good thing for me.” On finding out when she was going to pitch today … “I found out this morning when I got here. There was a text message that said, ‘Hey, you’re throwing with ...

    On importance of first pitch strike … “Considering that it’s something that I sometimes struggle with, I usually get in trouble when I don’t do that, so that’s a big deal for me personally. Not trying to throw from behind constantly is a really good thing for me.” On finding out when she was going to pitch today … “I found out this morning when I got here. There was a text message that said, ‘Hey, you’re throwing with ...

  • Kentucky Travels West To Play Oregon In Eugene Super Regional

    Kentucky Travels West To Play Oregon In Eugene Super Regional

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:30:06 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Wildcats will be traveling west to face the third-seeded Oregon Ducks for the NCAA Super Regionals. UK won its regional on Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 win over Illinois – and the Oregon Ducks run-ruled Wisconsin, 9-0 on Sunday. The Super Regionals will be three games in three days beginning on either Thursday or Friday. The winner of two games will advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. All games of the Euge...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Wildcats will be traveling west to face the third-seeded Oregon Ducks for the NCAA Super Regionals. UK won its regional on Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 win over Illinois – and the Oregon Ducks run-ruled Wisconsin, 9-0 on Sunday. The Super Regionals will be three games in three days beginning on either Thursday or Friday. The winner of two games will advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. All games of the Euge...
  • Rachel Lawson Says Advancing To Super Regionals Is 'What Kentucky Does'

    Rachel Lawson Says Advancing To Super Regionals Is 'What Kentucky Does'

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:00:12 GMT
    Opening statement … “I want to thank everybody for being here. Obviously, we are really excited to head back to Supers. I was really proud of my team today. We did such a good job coming out on fire being the (designated) visiting team – coming out scoring those runs. I thought Erin (Rethlake) was tremendous on the mound, and of course for the most part we were just awesome on defense again. So, I was really proud of us for being able to play our game today in the ...
    Opening statement … “I want to thank everybody for being here. Obviously, we are really excited to head back to Supers. I was really proud of my team today. We did such a good job coming out on fire being the (designated) visiting team – coming out scoring those runs. I thought Erin (Rethlake) was tremendous on the mound, and of course for the most part we were just awesome on defense again. So, I was really proud of us for being able to play our game today in the ...
  • Alex Martens Made Most Of First NCAA Tournament Opportunity

    Alex Martens Made Most Of First NCAA Tournament Opportunity

    Sunday, May 21 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 01:00:12 GMT
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    On importance of first inning … “I definitely think it was a big momentum for the game itself. It was like a peak for the energy level in that inning and then it carried throughout the rest of the game.” On expectations coming into this weekend … “You never anticipate it, but you always hope for success. At practice and everything leading up to it I felt good and just carrying on for the rest of the season into this weekend.” On Katie Reed...
    On importance of first inning … “I definitely think it was a big momentum for the game itself. It was like a peak for the energy level in that inning and then it carried throughout the rest of the game.” On expectations coming into this weekend … “You never anticipate it, but you always hope for success. At practice and everything leading up to it I felt good and just carrying on for the rest of the season into this weekend.” On Katie Reed...
  • Wildcats Hold Off Late Illinois Rally To Advance To Supers

    Wildcats Hold Off Late Illinois Rally To Advance To Supers

    Sunday, May 21 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 00:00:15 GMT
    Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 14th-seeded Kentucky softball team staved off a late Illinois rally to hold on for a 4-2 win and advance to a fifth appearance in an NCAA Super Regional. The Wildcats utilized a three-run first inning and added a run in the third for all of the insurance runs they would need to preserve the win. With the win, Kentucky improves to 39-17 on the year. Illinois’ season ends with a 39-20 overall record. Erin Rethlake picks up the win in the circle for the ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 14th-seeded Kentucky softball team staved off a late Illinois rally to hold on for a 4-2 win and advance to a fifth appearance in an NCAA Super Regional. The Wildcats utilized a three-run first inning and added a run in the third for all of the insurance runs they would need to preserve the win. With the win, Kentucky improves to 39-17 on the year. Illinois’ season ends with a 39-20 overall record. Erin Rethlake picks up the win in the circle for the ...
  • Freeland Hits 1 Of Rockies' 4 HRs In 6-4 Win Over Reds

    Freeland Hits 1 Of Rockies' 4 HRs In 6-4 Win Over Reds

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:30:09 GMT
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Kyle Freeland hadn't rounded the bases since 2011, back when he was a senior in high school. He remembered the way on Sunday.      The rookie pitcher hit one of Colorado's four solo homers off Bronson Arroyo, leading the Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the struggling Cincinnati Reds. Freeland pulled a 71 mph pitch over the wall in right field for his first major league homer.      "It was pretty exciting," he said. "Once I c...
    CINCINNATI (AP) - Kyle Freeland hadn't rounded the bases since 2011, back when he was a senior in high school. He remembered the way on Sunday.      The rookie pitcher hit one of Colorado's four solo homers off Bronson Arroyo, leading the Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the struggling Cincinnati Reds. Freeland pulled a 71 mph pitch over the wall in right field for his first major league homer.      "It was pretty exciting," he said. "Once I c...
  • Kentucky Plays Its Way Into Super Regionals For Fifth Time

    Kentucky Plays Its Way Into Super Regionals For Fifth Time

    Sunday, May 21 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 23:00:18 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fifth time in program history, the Kentucky softball team is off to the NCAA Super Regional round, claiming a sweep of the 2017 NCAA Lexington Regional thanks to a 4-2 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday afternoon at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington. The Super Regional appearance for Kentucky is its fifth in the last seven years, and fourth in the last five years under head coach Rachel Lawson. The Wildcats won all three games of the reg...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fifth time in program history, the Kentucky softball team is off to the NCAA Super Regional round, claiming a sweep of the 2017 NCAA Lexington Regional thanks to a 4-2 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday afternoon at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington. The Super Regional appearance for Kentucky is its fifth in the last seven years, and fourth in the last five years under head coach Rachel Lawson. The Wildcats won all three games of the reg...
  • 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament Bracket Announced

    2017 SEC Baseball Tournament Bracket Announced

    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:00:17 GMT
    With Sunday's 6-4 loss at Florida, Kentucky finished conference play at 19-11, good for the No. 3 seed in next week's SEC tournament. Kentucky will begin their conference tournament Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time against the winner of Vanderbilt and South Carolina.  UK took two of three against the Commodores earlier this season in Lexington, while also take two of three against South Carolina in Columbia at the end of April. 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament Tuesday-Sunday...
    With Sunday's 6-4 loss at Florida, Kentucky finished conference play at 19-11, good for the No. 3 seed in next week's SEC tournament. Kentucky will begin their conference tournament Wednesday, at 9:30 a.m. Central Time against the winner of Vanderbilt and South Carolina.  UK took two of three against the Commodores earlier this season in Lexington, while also take two of three against South Carolina in Columbia at the end of April. 2017 SEC Baseball Tournament Tuesday-Sunday...
  • UK Baseball: Nick Mingione Coach Of Year Candidate

    UK Baseball: Nick Mingione Coach Of Year Candidate

    Sunday, May 21 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 21:00:20 GMT
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    Was there any coach that had a better year, or a better first season, with a team that Nick Mingione? ·       Kentucky’s 38 wins on the season are the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. It’s also the sixth most in school history. o   38 wins are the most for a first-year Kentucky head coach, nine more than Keith Madison in 1979. ·       UK’s 19 SEC ...
    Was there any coach that had a better year, or a better first season, with a team that Nick Mingione? ·       Kentucky’s 38 wins on the season are the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. It’s also the sixth most in school history. o   38 wins are the most for a first-year Kentucky head coach, nine more than Keith Madison in 1979. ·       UK’s 19 SEC ...
  • UK Baseball Award Candidates - Hitters

    UK Baseball Award Candidates - Hitters

    Sunday, May 21 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 20:00:16 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Kentucky baseball had one of the best offenses in the conference, if not the country this season, with multiple Wildcats making an argument for regular season recognition. ·       Has 23 multi-hit games this season ·       Has 14 multi-RBI games this season ·       Has four game-winning RBI this season ·       R...
    Kentucky baseball had one of the best offenses in the conference, if not the country this season, with multiple Wildcats making an argument for regular season recognition. ·       Has 23 multi-hit games this season ·       Has 14 multi-RBI games this season ·       Has four game-winning RBI this season ·       R...
  • With No Triple Crown In Play, Belmont Lacks A Singular Buzz

    With No Triple Crown In Play, Belmont Lacks A Singular Buzz

    Sunday, May 21 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-05-21 19:30:05 GMT
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    BALTIMORE (AP) - Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.      The 13-1 shot did it on six weeks' rest, having skipped the 20-horse roughhouse that is the Kentucky Derby even though he had enough points to get in that race. With another three weeks until the Belmont in New York, Cloud Computing could return to run on his home track.      "We haven't ruled it out," trainer Chad Brown said Sunday. ...
    BALTIMORE (AP) - Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.      The 13-1 shot did it on six weeks' rest, having skipped the 20-horse roughhouse that is the Kentucky Derby even though he had enough points to get in that race. With another three weeks until the Belmont in New York, Cloud Computing could return to run on his home track.      "We haven't ruled it out," trainer Chad Brown said Sunday. ...
  • UK Baseball Award Candidates - Pitchers

    UK Baseball Award Candidates - Pitchers

    Sunday, May 21 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 19:00:13 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    After a stellar season in the SEC, Kentucky baseball has a rotation full of regular season award candidates. ·Nine wins this season move him into a tie for 6th place on UK’s single-season wins list ·       Allowed one earned run or less in six of his last seven starts ·       Allowed six or fewer hits in his last 12 starts ·       Comple...
    After a stellar season in the SEC, Kentucky baseball has a rotation full of regular season award candidates. ·Nine wins this season move him into a tie for 6th place on UK’s single-season wins list ·       Allowed one earned run or less in six of his last seven starts ·       Allowed six or fewer hits in his last 12 starts ·       Comple...
  • Update On KHSAA 3A Track Meet

    Update On KHSAA 3A Track Meet

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:53:15 GMT
    STATE TRACK UPDATE (10:50 PM) - Due to games committee ruling, per NFHS Rule 3-2-5, the KHSAA Track & Field 3A State Meet will not be resumed. Scores will stand as final without the completion of the boys and girls 4x400 relay. NFHS Rule 3-2-5: A meet may be suspended by the games committee, in collaboration with the referee, due to an emergency such as hazardous weather conditions or power failure.
    STATE TRACK UPDATE (10:50 PM) - Due to games committee ruling, per NFHS Rule 3-2-5, the KHSAA Track & Field 3A State Meet will not be resumed. Scores will stand as final without the completion of the boys and girls 4x400 relay. NFHS Rule 3-2-5: A meet may be suspended by the games committee, in collaboration with the referee, due to an emergency such as hazardous weather conditions or power failure.
  • Alex Martens Says UK Is Comfortable In High Pressure Games

    Alex Martens Says UK Is Comfortable In High Pressure Games

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:00:16 GMT
    On being comfortable in a high pressure game… “A lot of it has to do with confidence from practice and the practices we go through. We do a lot of live hitting in practice and hitting off of pitches in the SEC, which is the best conference in the country and gives you a lot of confidence. I think you just go into postseason one bat at a time and you work from there.” On getting one run today… “We always like to get more than one, but I will take an...
    On being comfortable in a high pressure game… “A lot of it has to do with confidence from practice and the practices we go through. We do a lot of live hitting in practice and hitting off of pitches in the SEC, which is the best conference in the country and gives you a lot of confidence. I think you just go into postseason one bat at a time and you work from there.” On getting one run today… “We always like to get more than one, but I will take an...
  • Legends Hold On For 12-10 Win Over Rome

    Legends Hold On For 12-10 Win Over Rome

    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:30:10 GMT
    The Lexington Legends built a seven-run lead, then held on for a 12-10 victory over the Rome Braves Saturday night in Rome. Amalani Fukofuka drove in four runs for the Legends, and Nick Dini had three hits and three RBI. The Legends opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning.  With two outs, Kort Peterson and Joe Dudek walked, and Peterson scored on a single by Dini. Rome tied the game in the second on a triple by Justin Ellison and a single by Tanner Murphy....
    The Lexington Legends built a seven-run lead, then held on for a 12-10 victory over the Rome Braves Saturday night in Rome. Amalani Fukofuka drove in four runs for the Legends, and Nick Dini had three hits and three RBI. The Legends opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first inning.  With two outs, Kort Peterson and Joe Dudek walked, and Peterson scored on a single by Dini. Rome tied the game in the second on a triple by Justin Ellison and a single by Tanner Murphy....
  • Megan Prince Keeping Momentum On Mound

    Megan Prince Keeping Momentum On Mound

    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:00:14 GMT
    @UKSoftball@UKSoftball
    On her performance today… “I think it was one of my better performances. I felt sharp, loose on the mound, and I felt confident in what I was doing.” On any differences between first few innings and past few… “I think that once the hitters went through the order, we kind of had a better idea as to how to attack. I had a better idea of where I needed to place the ball. In a game of two inches, in those first three innings if I could’ve moved t...
    On her performance today… “I think it was one of my better performances. I felt sharp, loose on the mound, and I felt confident in what I was doing.” On any differences between first few innings and past few… “I think that once the hitters went through the order, we kind of had a better idea as to how to attack. I had a better idea of where I needed to place the ball. In a game of two inches, in those first three innings if I could’ve moved t...
  • Transylvania Softball Shocked By Titans In Super Regional

    Transylvania Softball Shocked By Titans In Super Regional

    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-05-21 01:49:38 GMT

    Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania softball team saw its season come to an end in shocking fashion Saturday afternoon at Hall Field in the Lexington super regional round of the Division III Softball Tournament, falling twice to the Illinois Wesleyan Titans, 4-3 in eight innings, and 6-2 in an 11-inning if-necessary game later in the afternoon. Taking a 1-0 super regional lead into Saturday, the Pioneers saw the Titans come back twice to win a pair of games in marathon fashion. ...

    Lexington, Ky. – The Transylvania softball team saw its season come to an end in shocking fashion Saturday afternoon at Hall Field in the Lexington super regional round of the Division III Softball Tournament, falling twice to the Illinois Wesleyan Titans, 4-3 in eight innings, and 6-2 in an 11-inning if-necessary game later in the afternoon. Taking a 1-0 super regional lead into Saturday, the Pioneers saw the Titans come back twice to win a pair of games in marathon fashion. ...

  • Rachel Lawson Post Game Quotes

    Rachel Lawson Post Game Quotes

    Saturday, May 20 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 01:00:12 GMT
    Opening Statement… “I thought today was a really great pitchers’ duel. I thought both pitchers did outstanding. They did a great job of controlling the bottom of the zone, I thought. Am I supposed to say the umpire did a good job? Am I ever supposed to say that? I’m like, ‘Do you get fined for that?’ [laughs] I thought that the zone was very consistent. I thought it was easy to work with, and because of that I thought that people did a great job s...
    Opening Statement… “I thought today was a really great pitchers’ duel. I thought both pitchers did outstanding. They did a great job of controlling the bottom of the zone, I thought. Am I supposed to say the umpire did a good job? Am I ever supposed to say that? I’m like, ‘Do you get fined for that?’ [laughs] I thought that the zone was very consistent. I thought it was easy to work with, and because of that I thought that people did a great job s...
  • Kentucky Moves Into Winner’s Bracket With 1-0 Win

    Kentucky Moves Into Winner’s Bracket With 1-0 Win

    Saturday, May 20 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-05-21 00:00:18 GMT
    Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)Sophomore Abbey Cheek is putting up big numbers at UK just like she did in high school. (UK Athletics Photo)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – A sacrifice fly would be all the damage the 14th-seeded Kentucky softball team would need to claim a 1-0 win over Illinois on Saturday to move into Sunday’s winner’s bracket. UK will await its opponent and need just one victory Sunday to move on to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament. First pitch is slated to begin at Noon ET Sunday. Senior lefty Meagan Prince earned her second scoreless outign of the NCAA Tournament with seven scoreless...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – A sacrifice fly would be all the damage the 14th-seeded Kentucky softball team would need to claim a 1-0 win over Illinois on Saturday to move into Sunday’s winner’s bracket. UK will await its opponent and need just one victory Sunday to move on to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament. First pitch is slated to begin at Noon ET Sunday. Senior lefty Meagan Prince earned her second scoreless outign of the NCAA Tournament with seven scoreless...
  • Fisher Scores Two Runs In Final Game

    Fisher Scores Two Runs In Final Game

    Saturday, May 20 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-05-20 23:30:17 GMT
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. –The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team dropped its season finale, 16-3 to the Southeast Missouri University Redhawks at Capaha Park on Saturday afternoon. For the first time in this series SEMO (27-24, 15-14 OVC) opened the scoring, breaking the scoreless tie in the bottom of the second with a double from Danny Wright that scored two runs. Wright came home on a single from Connor Basler, and Basler crossed the plate after a home run from Dan Hol...
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. –The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team dropped its season finale, 16-3 to the Southeast Missouri University Redhawks at Capaha Park on Saturday afternoon. For the first time in this series SEMO (27-24, 15-14 OVC) opened the scoring, breaking the scoreless tie in the bottom of the second with a double from Danny Wright that scored two runs. Wright came home on a single from Connor Basler, and Basler crossed the plate after a home run from Dan Hol...
  • Cloud Computing Pulls Off Upset In Preakness Stakes

    Cloud Computing Pulls Off Upset In Preakness Stakes

    Saturday, May 20 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-20 23:13:25 GMT
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    Cloud Computing caught Classic Empire down the stretch to with the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes by a nose.  Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming, faded in the final stretch to finish near the back of the pack. Cloud Computing becomes the fourth horse to win the Preakness after not running in the Kentucky Derby. Cloud Computing finished in a time 1:55.98 under Javier Castellano for the jockey's second Preakness win.  He first won in 2006 on Bernardini.  It's...

    Cloud Computing caught Classic Empire down the stretch to with the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes by a nose.  Kentucky Derby winner, Always Dreaming, faded in the final stretch to finish near the back of the pack. Cloud Computing becomes the fourth horse to win the Preakness after not running in the Kentucky Derby. Cloud Computing finished in a time 1:55.98 under Javier Castellano for the jockey's second Preakness win.  He first won in 2006 on Bernardini.  It's...

  • Kentucky Rally Comes Up Just Short In Finale

    Kentucky Rally Comes Up Just Short In Finale

    Saturday, May 20 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 23:00:17 GMT
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kentucky’s bid for its second regular season Southeastern Conference championship came up just short, as the No. 6 Wildcats fell 6-4 to No. 5 Florida at McKethan Stadium in the regular season finale. The Cats finished the regular season with 38 wins, the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. Their 19-11 mark in league play represents the second-most SEC wins in school history, one short of the 20 the 2006 club had when it won the conf...
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Kentucky’s bid for its second regular season Southeastern Conference championship came up just short, as the No. 6 Wildcats fell 6-4 to No. 5 Florida at McKethan Stadium in the regular season finale. The Cats finished the regular season with 38 wins, the most since the 2012 team won a school-record 45. Their 19-11 mark in league play represents the second-most SEC wins in school history, one short of the 20 the 2006 club had when it won the conf...
  • Morehead State Draws No. 2 Seed In OVC Tournament

    Morehead State Draws No. 2 Seed In OVC Tournament

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-05-20 22:47:03 GMT

    The 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship field is now set. The event will be held May 23-28 at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Alabama. It marks the first time the event has been held at the venue which is run by the Oxford Parks & Recreation Department which oversaw the completion of the 370-acre sports complex which includes baseball, soccer, softball and track & field/cross country facilities. The first major event hosted at the complex was the 2016 OVC Softball C...

    The 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship field is now set. The event will be held May 23-28 at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Alabama. It marks the first time the event has been held at the venue which is run by the Oxford Parks & Recreation Department which oversaw the completion of the 370-acre sports complex which includes baseball, soccer, softball and track & field/cross country facilities. The first major event hosted at the complex was the 2016 OVC Softball C...

  • Marshall Earns Walk-Off Victory To Remain In Hunt

    Marshall Earns Walk-Off Victory To Remain In Hunt

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-05-20 22:43:22 GMT
    @ConferenceUSA@ConferenceUSA
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore left fielder Abigail Estrada drove in Shaelynn Braxton from third on a single through the left side for the decisive run in a 2-1 win for Marshall in the bottom of the eighth to move on in the NCAA Lexington Regional over DePaul. Marshall will now take on Illinois at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET for the right to move on to Sunday’s showdown with host Kentucky. The game was knotted at 1-1 following seven innings before the Thundering Herd came up w...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sophomore left fielder Abigail Estrada drove in Shaelynn Braxton from third on a single through the left side for the decisive run in a 2-1 win for Marshall in the bottom of the eighth to move on in the NCAA Lexington Regional over DePaul. Marshall will now take on Illinois at approximately 5:30 p.m. ET for the right to move on to Sunday’s showdown with host Kentucky. The game was knotted at 1-1 following seven innings before the Thundering Herd came up w...
  • Preakness Offers Encouraging News For Always Dreaming

    Preakness Offers Encouraging News For Always Dreaming

    Saturday, May 20 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 22:00:15 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Recent history suggests Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming has a good shot at winning the Preakness on Saturday. Always Dreaming will attempt to be the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in the last six years to finish first in the Preakness. In fact, seven of the last 15 Kentucky Derby victors also went on to win the second leg of the Triple Crown two weeks later. Here’s a rundown at how the last 15 Kentucky Derby winners fared in the Preakness. Their Preakness finish is in pa...
    Recent history suggests Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming has a good shot at winning the Preakness on Saturday. Always Dreaming will attempt to be the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in the last six years to finish first in the Preakness. In fact, seven of the last 15 Kentucky Derby victors also went on to win the second leg of the Triple Crown two weeks later. Here’s a rundown at how the last 15 Kentucky Derby winners fared in the Preakness. Their Preakness finish is in pa...
  • Wagering Support Softens For Always Dreaming

    Wagering Support Softens For Always Dreaming

    Saturday, May 20 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 21:00:14 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Support has softened for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming in early wagering for the Preakness.      After opening as the 1-5 favorite on Friday, the colt's odds have drifted up to 3-2, which translates into roughly a $5 win payoff for each $2 wager.      Classic Empire, who was fourth in the Kentucky Derby, is giving the favorite a run for his money as the 2-1 second choice.      Lookin At Lee, the fast-closing runner-up in the Derby, ...
    Support has softened for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming in early wagering for the Preakness.      After opening as the 1-5 favorite on Friday, the colt's odds have drifted up to 3-2, which translates into roughly a $5 win payoff for each $2 wager.      Classic Empire, who was fourth in the Kentucky Derby, is giving the favorite a run for his money as the 2-1 second choice.      Lookin At Lee, the fast-closing runner-up in the Derby, ...
  • Enes Kanter Heading To US After Being Detained In Romania

    Enes Kanter Heading To US After Being Detained In Romania

    Saturday, May 20 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-05-20 20:36:42 GMT
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    Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.      Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United States via London.      Kanter, who is from Turkey, said in a video Saturday morning on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his passport and he'd been detained for several hours at a Romanian

    Oklahoma City Thunder center Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport.      Romanian Border Police spokesman Fabian Badila confirmed to The Associated Press that the player left Romania for the United States via London.      Kanter, who is from Turkey, said in a video Saturday morning on his Twitter account that the Turkish embassy canceled his passport and he'd been detained for several hours at a Romanian

  • Meagan Prince Pitches Kentucky Into Sunday’s Regional Final

    Meagan Prince Pitches Kentucky Into Sunday’s Regional Final

    Saturday, May 20 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 20:00:15 GMT
    @UKSoftball@UKSoftball
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior pitcher Meagan Prince threw her third complete-game shutout of the season on Saturday afternoon as the No. 14 Kentucky softball team powered its way to the Lexington Regional Final with a 1-0 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini. With the win, Kentucky is the 2-0 team in the Lexington Regional, and earns a spot in Sunday’s regional final – where it will need to win just one game to advance into the Super Regionals. The Wildcats will fac...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior pitcher Meagan Prince threw her third complete-game shutout of the season on Saturday afternoon as the No. 14 Kentucky softball team powered its way to the Lexington Regional Final with a 1-0 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini. With the win, Kentucky is the 2-0 team in the Lexington Regional, and earns a spot in Sunday’s regional final – where it will need to win just one game to advance into the Super Regionals. The Wildcats will fac...
  • Fisher Hits NCAA Leading 25th Home Run Of The Year At SEMO

    Fisher Hits NCAA Leading 25th Home Run Of The Year At SEMO

    Saturday, May 20 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-05-20 19:30:07 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Ben Fisher homered for the 25th time this season, and Alex Holderbach hit two home runs himself, but the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team took a 8-4 loss at the hands of the Southeast Missouri University Redhawks at Capaha Park on Friday night. The Colonels (24-31, 10-19 OVC) once again opened the scoring in the top of the first thanks to Cornell Nixon leading the game off with a single and a stolen base, which allowed him to score ...
    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Ben Fisher homered for the 25th time this season, and Alex Holderbach hit two home runs himself, but the Eastern Kentucky University baseball team took a 8-4 loss at the hands of the Southeast Missouri University Redhawks at Capaha Park on Friday night. The Colonels (24-31, 10-19 OVC) once again opened the scoring in the top of the first thanks to Cornell Nixon leading the game off with a single and a stolen base, which allowed him to score ...
  • No. 6 Kentucky Falls To No. 5 Florida To Even Series

    No. 6 Kentucky Falls To No. 5 Florida To Even Series

    Saturday, May 20 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-05-20 19:00:16 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Florida got on the board early and used a superior pitching effort from starter Brady Singer to coast to a 14-3 win over Kentucky on Friday night at McKethan Stadium. The loss means the Wildcats must win Saturday’s series finale to earn a share of the SEC East division title. The Cats (38-17, 19-10) couldn’t get to Singer in a game delayed an hour due to lurking storms in the area. When the contest did get started, Florida (39-15, 20-9) took a ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Florida got on the board early and used a superior pitching effort from starter Brady Singer to coast to a 14-3 win over Kentucky on Friday night at McKethan Stadium. The loss means the Wildcats must win Saturday’s series finale to earn a share of the SEC East division title. The Cats (38-17, 19-10) couldn’t get to Singer in a game delayed an hour due to lurking storms in the area. When the contest did get started, Florida (39-15, 20-9) took a ...
  • Legends Win In 18, 7-6

    Legends Win In 18, 7-6

    Saturday, May 20 2017 2:35 PM EDT2017-05-20 18:35:30 GMT
    Amalani Fukofuka’s run-scoring single in the top of the 18th inning broke a 6-6 tie and the Lexington Legends held on for a 7-6 win over the Rome Braves Friday night in Rome. Pinch-hitter Marten Gasparini singled with one out in the 18th.  He stole second and third, and scored the go-ahead run when Fukofuka grounded a two-out single off the glove of shortstop Kevin Josephina and into left field. Rome opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the third when Lucas...
    Amalani Fukofuka’s run-scoring single in the top of the 18th inning broke a 6-6 tie and the Lexington Legends held on for a 7-6 win over the Rome Braves Friday night in Rome. Pinch-hitter Marten Gasparini singled with one out in the 18th.  He stole second and third, and scored the go-ahead run when Fukofuka grounded a two-out single off the glove of shortstop Kevin Josephina and into left field. Rome opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the third when Lucas...
  • 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...
  • 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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  • Deputies Looking For Missing Laurel Co. Teen And Her Baby

    Deputies Looking For Missing Laurel Co. Teen And Her Baby

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:30:04 GMT
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Laurel County are looking for a missing 17-year-old and her five-month-old daughter. Shelby Booker is described as 5'6'', 150 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes. Booker was last seen on May 24 at 4 p.m. at an apartment off County Farm Road. Deputies say she has baby with her.  Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of this the two is asked to contact Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7...
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Laurel County are looking for a missing 17-year-old and her five-month-old daughter. Shelby Booker is described as 5'6'', 150 pounds, with brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes. Booker was last seen on May 24 at 4 p.m. at an apartment off County Farm Road. Deputies say she has baby with her.  Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of this the two is asked to contact Laurel County Sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-7...
  • Diallo and Coach Calipari React to His Decision to Return to UK

    Diallo and Coach Calipari React to His Decision to Return to UK

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:24:53 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)
    Hamidou Diallo is coming back to Kentucky. Diallo, a freshman guard, plans to return to UK for the 2017-18 season after going through the process of declaring for the NBA Draft. Utilizing NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters,” Diallo entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent to protect his NCAA eligibility with the option of returning to school.  Players had until 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA Draft Combine to make a final decision bas...
    Hamidou Diallo is coming back to Kentucky. Diallo, a freshman guard, plans to return to UK for the 2017-18 season after going through the process of declaring for the NBA Draft. Utilizing NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters,” Diallo entered the NBA Draft without hiring an agent to protect his NCAA eligibility with the option of returning to school.  Players had until 10 days after the conclusion of the NBA Draft Combine to make a final decision bas...
  • Teens Break Into High School

    Teens Break Into High School

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:22 AM EDT2017-05-25 09:22:52 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - School is out for the summer, but police found several teens in Dunbar High School early Thursday morning. It started shortly after 3 a.m. when security spotted five people inside. Police said they were loitering and chewing tobacco, but didn't steal or cause any damage. The five are charged with trespassing and have been released to their parents. In a separate and unrelated incident, police found another group of kids drinking by the baseball field. Th...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - School is out for the summer, but police found several teens in Dunbar High School early Thursday morning. It started shortly after 3 a.m. when security spotted five people inside. Police said they were loitering and chewing tobacco, but didn't steal or cause any damage. The five are charged with trespassing and have been released to their parents. In a separate and unrelated incident, police found another group of kids drinking by the baseball field. Th...

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