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  • Andrew Evans Takes U.S. Discus Silver

    Andrew Evans Takes U.S. Discus Silver

    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:00:14 GMT
    AP Photo/Charlie RiedelAP Photo/Charlie Riedel
    Andrew Evans medaled in the U.S. discus for the third year in a row, taking his first American silver with a mark of 205’3”/62.57m, and made Team USA for the second season in a row.  Evans took U.S. bronze in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, he didn’t qualify for the World Championships as he never achieved the standard that season. A year ago, he entered trials already with the standard, and therefore competed in Rio. Evans entered the 2017 Championships in many ways ...
    Andrew Evans medaled in the U.S. discus for the third year in a row, taking his first American silver with a mark of 205’3”/62.57m, and made Team USA for the second season in a row.  Evans took U.S. bronze in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, he didn’t qualify for the World Championships as he never achieved the standard that season. A year ago, he entered trials already with the standard, and therefore competed in Rio. Evans entered the 2017 Championships in many ways ...
  • Saunders Makes U.S. World Championships Team

    Saunders Makes U.S. World Championships Team

    Sunday, June 25 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-06-25 21:00:15 GMT
    Chet White - UK AthleticsChet White - UK Athletics
    Sha’Keela Saunders’ Saturday performance featured plenty of catharsis to go along with a first USATF senior bronze medal. The 2017 NCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion missed U.S. long jump team by one spot each of the past two years – including coming agonizingly close to claiming an Olympic berth on Team USA last year. She placed fourth – one spot, the measure of one inch and three quarters, off the team at the U.S. Trials. To boot she was in third place ente...
    Sha’Keela Saunders’ Saturday performance featured plenty of catharsis to go along with a first USATF senior bronze medal. The 2017 NCAA Indoor Long Jump Champion missed U.S. long jump team by one spot each of the past two years – including coming agonizingly close to claiming an Olympic berth on Team USA last year. She placed fourth – one spot, the measure of one inch and three quarters, off the team at the U.S. Trials. To boot she was in third place ente...
  • Harrison Wins First USATF 100 Hurdles

    Harrison Wins First USATF 100 Hurdles

    Sunday, June 25 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-25 20:00:13 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Kentucky Class of 2015 alumna Kendra Harrison won her first United States 100-Meter Hurdles Championship, while senior Sha’Keela Saunders and Class of 2014 alumnus Andrew Evans earned spots on the Team USA that will compete at the 2017 IAAF World Championships later this summer, on a banner Saturday for Wildcats at Hornet Stadium. Harrison, who needed only to start an event at USAs this weekend to book her spot on a second straight U.S. World Champion...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Kentucky Class of 2015 alumna Kendra Harrison won her first United States 100-Meter Hurdles Championship, while senior Sha’Keela Saunders and Class of 2014 alumnus Andrew Evans earned spots on the Team USA that will compete at the 2017 IAAF World Championships later this summer, on a banner Saturday for Wildcats at Hornet Stadium. Harrison, who needed only to start an event at USAs this weekend to book her spot on a second straight U.S. World Champion...
  • Worldwide Wildcat Saturday Results

    Worldwide Wildcat Saturday Results

    Sunday, June 25 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-06-25 19:24:18 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Reigning Olympic 110m hurdles gold medalist Omar McLeod – who began training under UK head coach Edrick Floréal at the start of the month – won the Jamaican title in a national and Commonwealth 110m hurdles record 12.90 (+0.7). He moved to fifth on world all-time list. That was the fastest performance by any competitor since Aries Merritt set the world record at 12.80 in 2012, per IAAF senior web editor Jon Mulkeen. At the Trinidad and Tobago Championships, UK...
    Reigning Olympic 110m hurdles gold medalist Omar McLeod – who began training under UK head coach Edrick Floréal at the start of the month – won the Jamaican title in a national and Commonwealth 110m hurdles record 12.90 (+0.7). He moved to fifth on world all-time list. That was the fastest performance by any competitor since Aries Merritt set the world record at 12.80 in 2012, per IAAF senior web editor Jon Mulkeen. At the Trinidad and Tobago Championships, UK...
  • Harrison Wins 100 Hurdles At Nationals, US Sweep Talk Starts

    Harrison Wins 100 Hurdles At Nationals, US Sweep Talk Starts

    Saturday, June 24 2017 10:02 PM EDT2017-06-25 02:02:57 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Olympic 100-meter hurdles gold medalist didn't race. The bronze medalist couldn't make the team.      Still, they're thinking a red, white and blue sweep in the event at the London world championships. Just shows the depth of the hurdles.      World-record holder Keni Harrison used a strong start to win her first U.S. outdoor track and field championship Saturday. Nia Ali, the silver medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games, was ...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Olympic 100-meter hurdles gold medalist didn't race. The bronze medalist couldn't make the team.      Still, they're thinking a red, white and blue sweep in the event at the London world championships. Just shows the depth of the hurdles.      World-record holder Keni Harrison used a strong start to win her first U.S. outdoor track and field championship Saturday. Nia Ali, the silver medalist at the Rio de Janeiro Games, was ...
  • Trey Lyles Believes He's A Good Fit In Denver

    Trey Lyles Believes He's A Good Fit In Denver

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:00:14 GMT
    Kim Raff - Associated PressKim Raff - Associated Press
    It's where he always wanted to be. “When I worked out for the Nuggets, Denver was one of my favorite cities I visited,” Trey Lyles said. “It was a city and a team that I was looking forward to hopefully getting a chance to play for." Now, Lyles will have that opportunity after a trade during Thursday’s NBA draft that brought the 6-foot-10 forward to Denver from the Utah Jazz, a deal that included a swap of first-round picks. The Jazz drafted Ly...
    It's where he always wanted to be. “When I worked out for the Nuggets, Denver was one of my favorite cities I visited,” Trey Lyles said. “It was a city and a team that I was looking forward to hopefully getting a chance to play for." Now, Lyles will have that opportunity after a trade during Thursday’s NBA draft that brought the 6-foot-10 forward to Denver from the Utah Jazz, a deal that included a swap of first-round picks. The Jazz drafted Ly...
  • Hawkins Will Play For Kings In NBA Summer League

    Hawkins Will Play For Kings In NBA Summer League

    Saturday, June 24 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-06-24 21:00:07 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    Dominique Hawkins' NBA dreams aren't over yet.  Hawkins texted LEX18's Keith Farmer Friday night to tell him that he would be playing for the Sacramento Kings in the Las Vegas Summer League, alongside fellow UK alum, De'Aaron Fox, who was drafted 5th overall by the Kings. Hawkins averaged 4.7 points per game last year while coming off the bench for the Wildcats. In addition to Hawkins and Fox, the Kings also have former Wildcats in Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissière...
    Dominique Hawkins' NBA dreams aren't over yet.  Hawkins texted LEX18's Keith Farmer Friday night to tell him that he would be playing for the Sacramento Kings in the Las Vegas Summer League, alongside fellow UK alum, De'Aaron Fox, who was drafted 5th overall by the Kings. Hawkins averaged 4.7 points per game last year while coming off the bench for the Wildcats. In addition to Hawkins and Fox, the Kings also have former Wildcats in Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissière...
  • Two UKTF Alums Book Trips To London At National Championships Friday

    Two UKTF Alums Book Trips To London At National Championships Friday

    Saturday, June 24 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-06-24 19:31:51 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A pair of Kentucky track and field Class of 2015 alumna, Leah Nugent and Kendra Harrison, confirmed places on their respective national teams that will compete at the IAAF World Championships in London later this summer, on Friday. Nugent, who claimed NCAA and Southeastern Conference bronze as a senior in 2015, ran a 400-meter hurdles season best – .09 seconds off the personal best she ran at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last summer – to ...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A pair of Kentucky track and field Class of 2015 alumna, Leah Nugent and Kendra Harrison, confirmed places on their respective national teams that will compete at the IAAF World Championships in London later this summer, on Friday. Nugent, who claimed NCAA and Southeastern Conference bronze as a senior in 2015, ran a 400-meter hurdles season best – .09 seconds off the personal best she ran at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro last summer – to ...
  • KeKe McKinney Named a Knoxville Sports HOF Athlete of the Year

    KeKe McKinney Named a Knoxville Sports HOF Athlete of the Year

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:02:09 GMT
    AP Photo/Wade PayneAP Photo/Wade Payne
    University of Kentucky women’s basketball freshman wing KeKe McKinney, who recently finished a dazzling career at Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tenn., has been named a high school athlete of the year by the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, it was announced recently. Every year the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame selects a handful of elite high school athletes to honor at its annual hall of fame dinner and induction ceremony. McKinney was one of two female athle...
    University of Kentucky women’s basketball freshman wing KeKe McKinney, who recently finished a dazzling career at Fulton High School in Knoxville, Tenn., has been named a high school athlete of the year by the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, it was announced recently. Every year the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame selects a handful of elite high school athletes to honor at its annual hall of fame dinner and induction ceremony. McKinney was one of two female athle...
  • McDaniel Breaks Kentucky State Am Tournament Record

    McDaniel Breaks Kentucky State Am Tournament Record

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:46:49 GMT
    UKAthletics.com-Ryan FrazierUKAthletics.com-Ryan Frazier

    Records were made to be broken. Or at least, that’s how the saying goes. Current Kentucky men’s golfer Tyler “Chip” McDaniel did just that when he eclipsed a 13-year-old record held by former Wildcat legend and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, J.B. Holmes during the three-round 102nd Kentucky Amateur Championship held at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. McDaniel posted a 54-hole score of 201, besting Holmes’ mark of 202 set at the Bowlin...

    Records were made to be broken. Or at least, that’s how the saying goes. Current Kentucky men’s golfer Tyler “Chip” McDaniel did just that when he eclipsed a 13-year-old record held by former Wildcat legend and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, J.B. Holmes during the three-round 102nd Kentucky Amateur Championship held at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. McDaniel posted a 54-hole score of 201, besting Holmes’ mark of 202 set at the Bowlin...

  • Three Wildcats Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

    Three Wildcats Selected in the 2017 NBA Draft

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:00 AM EDT2017-06-23 12:00:26 GMT

    In what has become an annual tradition for the Kentucky men’s basketball program, it was more of the same as three Wildcats achieved their dreams when they heard their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft. De’Aaron Fox (No. 5, Sacramento Kings), Malik Monk (No. 11, Charlotte Hornets) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14, Miami Heat) were selected during the 2017 draft on Thursday. Fox is the 12th UK player since 2010 to go in the top seven picks. Monk and Adebayo added to UK...

    In what has become an annual tradition for the Kentucky men’s basketball program, it was more of the same as three Wildcats achieved their dreams when they heard their names called in the 2017 NBA Draft. De’Aaron Fox (No. 5, Sacramento Kings), Malik Monk (No. 11, Charlotte Hornets) and Bam Adebayo (No. 14, Miami Heat) were selected during the 2017 draft on Thursday. Fox is the 12th UK player since 2010 to go in the top seven picks. Monk and Adebayo added to UK...

  • Heat Take Kentucky's Bam Adebayo at No. 14 in NBA Draft

    Heat Take Kentucky's Bam Adebayo at No. 14 in NBA Draft

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:00 AM EDT2017-06-23 05:00:26 GMT
    AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIAP Photo/Frank Franklin II
    Pat Riley turned to his alma mater for Miami's latest first-round draft pick.      The Heat took Kentucky's Bam Adebayo with the No. 14 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, adding someone who got to the rim with ease in his lone college season. Adebayo made 170 shots from the field for the Wildcats, 101 of those being dunks.      "I'm ready to get started," Adebayo said. "I'm ready to get in that Heat jersey."      A...
    Pat Riley turned to his alma mater for Miami's latest first-round draft pick.      The Heat took Kentucky's Bam Adebayo with the No. 14 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night, adding someone who got to the rim with ease in his lone college season. Adebayo made 170 shots from the field for the Wildcats, 101 of those being dunks.      "I'm ready to get started," Adebayo said. "I'm ready to get in that Heat jersey."      A...
  • Hornets Select Guard Malik Monk with No. 11 Pick in Draft

    Hornets Select Guard Malik Monk with No. 11 Pick in Draft

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:32 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:32:04 GMT
    AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIAP Photo/Frank Franklin II
    Malik Monk was overwhelmed at the idea of being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, a team owned by former NBA star Michael Jordan.      "Michael Jordan is the GOAT," Monk said. "... I still can't believe it. Maybe tomorrow I'll believe it."      The Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the NBA draft in Monk with the 11th overall pick.      Monk said he plans to pick Jordan's brain when ...
    Malik Monk was overwhelmed at the idea of being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets, a team owned by former NBA star Michael Jordan.      "Michael Jordan is the GOAT," Monk said. "... I still can't believe it. Maybe tomorrow I'll believe it."      The Hornets bolstered their offense by selecting perhaps the best shooter in the NBA draft in Monk with the 11th overall pick.      Monk said he plans to pick Jordan's brain when ...
  • Kings Select Kentucky Point Guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th Pick

    Kings Select Kentucky Point Guard De'Aaron Fox with 5th Pick

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-06-23 04:10:48 GMT
    AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIAP Photo/Frank Franklin II

    The Sacramento Kings rebuilding project is undergoing a youth movement.      The Kings filled a major void at point guard by drafting Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox with the fifth pick in the NBA draft and then traded their second lottery pick for two more first-round selections Thursday night in hopes of finding the pieces that will help end an 11-year playoff drought.      "I feel like we can grow together," Fox said. "Of course it will take so..

    The Sacramento Kings rebuilding project is undergoing a youth movement.      The Kings filled a major void at point guard by drafting Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox with the fifth pick in the NBA draft and then traded their second lottery pick for two more first-round selections Thursday night in hopes of finding the pieces that will help end an 11-year playoff drought.      "I feel like we can grow together," Fox said. "Of course it will take so..

  • Bam Adebayo Taken with the 14th Pick by the Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo Taken with the 14th Pick by the Miami Heat

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-06-23 01:11:37 GMT
    AP Photo/Jeff RobersonAP Photo/Jeff Roberson
    Former University of Kentucky Forward, Bam Adebayo, was taken with the 14th overall pick by the Miami Heat in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Adebayo averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game but that went up during the post season for the big man who averaged a double-double down the stretch. He also had 57 blocked shots and a lot of thunderous dunks. Bam goes to a Miami Heat team that finished 41-41 last season, finishing 3rd in the Southeast Division just short of makin...
    Former University of Kentucky Forward, Bam Adebayo, was taken with the 14th overall pick by the Miami Heat in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Adebayo averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds per game but that went up during the post season for the big man who averaged a double-double down the stretch. He also had 57 blocked shots and a lot of thunderous dunks. Bam goes to a Miami Heat team that finished 41-41 last season, finishing 3rd in the Southeast Division just short of makin...
  • Malik Monk Taken with the 11th Pick by the Charlotte Hornets

    Malik Monk Taken with the 11th Pick by the Charlotte Hornets

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:47 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:47:43 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press

    Former University of Kentucky Guard, Malik Monk, was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Monk is an athletic, three point shooter. At Kentucky, he led the Wildcats with 20 points per game and also had the most three pointers with 104, hitting 40% behind the arc. He scored 47 against North Carolina during their regular season meeting in Las Vegas. If there's one area he admits that he needs to improve it's...

    Former University of Kentucky Guard, Malik Monk, was taken by the Charlotte Hornets with the 11th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. Monk is an athletic, three point shooter. At Kentucky, he led the Wildcats with 20 points per game and also had the most three pointers with 104, hitting 40% behind the arc. He scored 47 against North Carolina during their regular season meeting in Las Vegas. If there's one area he admits that he needs to improve it's...

  • De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings

    De'Aaron Fox Taken with the 5th Pick by the Kings

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:27 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:27:04 GMT
    AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIAP Photo/Frank Franklin II

    Former University of Kentucky Guard, De'Aaron Fox, was taken by the Sacramento Kings with the 5th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Fox was the Wildcats floor general averaging 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. He shot 48% from the field and, if there's one knock on him, he only hit 17 three pointers on the season. Fox now goes to a Kings team that has former Wildcats Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Last year, the Kings were just 32-50 and finished...

    Former University of Kentucky Guard, De'Aaron Fox, was taken by the Sacramento Kings with the 5th overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. At Kentucky, Fox was the Wildcats floor general averaging 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. He shot 48% from the field and, if there's one knock on him, he only hit 17 three pointers on the season. Fox now goes to a Kings team that has former Wildcats Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere. Last year, the Kings were just 32-50 and finished...

  • Former Basketball Player Found Dead

    Former Basketball Player Found Dead

    Thursday, June 22 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-06-22 20:23:11 GMT
    WPSDWPSD

    MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky (WPSD) The body of a former basketball star, Joe Ford Jr., was found in his SUV along I-24 in McCracken County. WPSD reports that Ford's wife reported him missing on Tuesday after she was unable to get ahold of him.  Ford played basketball and football at Mayfield High School before playing on the Vanderbilt Commodore men's basketball team in the 1970s.  This story will be updated.

    MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky (WPSD) The body of a former basketball star, Joe Ford Jr., was found in his SUV along I-24 in McCracken County. WPSD reports that Ford's wife reported him missing on Tuesday after she was unable to get ahold of him.  Ford played basketball and football at Mayfield High School before playing on the Vanderbilt Commodore men's basketball team in the 1970s.  This story will be updated.

  • Diallo, Washington Selected For USA U19 World Cup Team

    Diallo, Washington Selected For USA U19 World Cup Team

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-06-22 15:54:28 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kentucky men’s basketball freshmen Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington were named to the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team competing in the FIBA World Cup in Cairo in July. UK head coach John Calipari is serving as the head coach of the team. Team USA will be looking for its third straight title at the FIBA World Cup after capturing gold at the 2013 and 2015 tournaments. The 12-man team was trimmed from 28 players who accepted ...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Kentucky men’s basketball freshmen Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington were named to the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team competing in the FIBA World Cup in Cairo in July. UK head coach John Calipari is serving as the head coach of the team. Team USA will be looking for its third straight title at the FIBA World Cup after capturing gold at the 2013 and 2015 tournaments. The 12-man team was trimmed from 28 players who accepted ...
  • Dorian Baker Believes 2017 Will Be His Time

    Dorian Baker Believes 2017 Will Be His Time

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-06-22 10:00:21 GMT
    Dorian Baker, right, was happy to be healthy for the Blue-White Game in April for the first time. (Vicky Graff Photo)Dorian Baker, right, was happy to be healthy for the Blue-White Game in April for the first time. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Playing in the Blue-White Game that ends Kentucky’s spring practice normally means more to a young player trying to prove himself or a veteran looking for a chance to move up on the depth chart. Senior receiver Dorian Baker had 88 catches for 1,015 yards and six scores in three seasons at UK despite being limited in 2016 by injuries when he had just 14 catches for 208 yards and two scores. But he was like a kid on Christmas morning when he got to play in...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Playing in the Blue-White Game that ends Kentucky’s spring practice normally means more to a young player trying to prove himself or a veteran looking for a chance to move up on the depth chart. Senior receiver Dorian Baker had 88 catches for 1,015 yards and six scores in three seasons at UK despite being limited in 2016 by injuries when he had just 14 catches for 208 yards and two scores. But he was like a kid on Christmas morning when he got to play in...
  • Kentucky’s White Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award

    Kentucky’s White Wins Rawlings Gold Glove Award

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-06-21 23:32:10 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo

    Evan White was honored with the 2017 ABCA Collegiate Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base, it was announced on Wednesday. It is White’s second consecutive trophy for his glove work. The 6-foot-3, 205 pound junior last week was drafted No. 17 overall by the Seattle Mariners. He reported to the organization this week and will officially be assigned to his first career professional team in the coming days. White was considered one of the top talents in college baseball, an...

    Evan White was honored with the 2017 ABCA Collegiate Rawlings Gold Glove Award at first base, it was announced on Wednesday. It is White’s second consecutive trophy for his glove work. The 6-foot-3, 205 pound junior last week was drafted No. 17 overall by the Seattle Mariners. He reported to the organization this week and will officially be assigned to his first career professional team in the coming days. White was considered one of the top talents in college baseball, an...

  • Linebacker Roland Walder Transferring From Kentucky

    Linebacker Roland Walder Transferring From Kentucky

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 16:00:26 GMT
    ukathletics.comukathletics.com
    Roland Walder is transferring from Kentucky.  The redshirt freshman linebacker took to his Twitter account to announce his decision, saying: pic.twitter.com/8cduNeTVAc — Roland Walder (@Roland_9x) June 20, 2017 Walder was rated as a 3-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016, and held offers from Pitt and Syracuse, among others. He is the seventh player to transfer from the program since the end of the 2016 season.
    Roland Walder is transferring from Kentucky.  The redshirt freshman linebacker took to his Twitter account to announce his decision, saying: pic.twitter.com/8cduNeTVAc — Roland Walder (@Roland_9x) June 20, 2017 Walder was rated as a 3-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016, and held offers from Pitt and Syracuse, among others. He is the seventh player to transfer from the program since the end of the 2016 season.
  • UK's Kevin Knox Tweaks Hamstring

    UK's Kevin Knox Tweaks Hamstring

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:25 AM EDT2017-06-21 15:25:19 GMT
    Kevin Knox Jr. (McDonald's All-American Photo)Kevin Knox Jr. (McDonald's All-American Photo)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- UK's Kevin Knox will be out of training for a bit after tweaking his hamstring during USA Basketball practice. Even though he was performing well, Coach Calipari, who is coaching the USA team, made the decision to send Knox back to Lexington.  "He's too important to our season to push it and aggravate it more," Calipari tweeted. Cal assured fans that Knox will be fine with some rest. He's too important to our season to push it an...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- UK's Kevin Knox will be out of training for a bit after tweaking his hamstring during USA Basketball practice. Even though he was performing well, Coach Calipari, who is coaching the USA team, made the decision to send Knox back to Lexington.  "He's too important to our season to push it and aggravate it more," Calipari tweeted. Cal assured fans that Knox will be fine with some rest. He's too important to our season to push it an...
  • UK Gets A New Wide Out....Akeem Hayes

    UK Gets A New Wide Out....Akeem Hayes

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:11 AM EDT2017-06-21 12:11:39 GMT
    Double win for UK.  Akeem Hayes, a 3-star wide out from Florida decided he didn't want to go to Louisville and is coming to UK.  This makes up for the loss of talented wide out Jacques Louis-Shocky who had said yes to UK and then changed his mind.  Hayes was at UK's camp earlier this month and has been ranked as one of the top 75 athletes nationally in his class.  Hayes who is 5-10 and 175 pounds had a number of offers including Oregon, Oregon State and North Ca...
    Double win for UK.  Akeem Hayes, a 3-star wide out from Florida decided he didn't want to go to Louisville and is coming to UK.  This makes up for the loss of talented wide out Jacques Louis-Shocky who had said yes to UK and then changed his mind.  Hayes was at UK's camp earlier this month and has been ranked as one of the top 75 athletes nationally in his class.  Hayes who is 5-10 and 175 pounds had a number of offers including Oregon, Oregon State and North Ca...
  • Father-Son Camp Experience Memorable For Die-Hard Kentucky Family For Lot of Reasons

    Father-Son Camp Experience Memorable For Die-Hard Kentucky Family For Lot of Reasons

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-06-21 10:00:22 GMT
    Eight-year-old Noah Fuller got to play against Sacha Killeya-Jones and other UK players at the John Calipari Father-Son Camp. (Andrew Fuller Photo)Eight-year-old Noah Fuller got to play against Sacha Killeya-Jones and other UK players at the John Calipari Father-Son Camp. (Andrew Fuller Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT It was a simple message that Celia Fuller posted on Twitter. “@The_SKJ my son loved playing against you!” Fuller posted. SKJ is Kentucky sophomore Sacha Killeya-Jones and Fuller’s 8-year-old son, Noah, had attended John Calipari’s Father-Son Camp with his father, Andrew. Both Celia and Andrew are “huge” Kentucky fans and Noah, their oldest son, has been shooting hoops since he could walk. “We heard from family members that...

    By LARRY VAUGHT It was a simple message that Celia Fuller posted on Twitter. “@The_SKJ my son loved playing against you!” Fuller posted. SKJ is Kentucky sophomore Sacha Killeya-Jones and Fuller’s 8-year-old son, Noah, had attended John Calipari’s Father-Son Camp with his father, Andrew. Both Celia and Andrew are “huge” Kentucky fans and Noah, their oldest son, has been shooting hoops since he could walk. “We heard from family members that...

  • After His Daughter's Death, Tyson Gay Runs For Trinity

    After His Daughter's Death, Tyson Gay Runs For Trinity

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-21 03:12:03 GMT
    Trinity Gay and her father, Tyson Gay.Trinity Gay and her father, Tyson Gay.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sports Illustrated) -- Tyson Gay is still heartbroken over the violent loss of his 15-year-old daughter Trinity in a random shooting. He spoke to Sports Illustrated about the devastation of the loss and how he plans to honor her memory. In the early hours of Oct. 16, 2016, a shootout broke out among four men in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant in Lexington. Trinity and some friends were on their way to their car to avoid the incident when police say the 15-yea...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sports Illustrated) -- Tyson Gay is still heartbroken over the violent loss of his 15-year-old daughter Trinity in a random shooting. He spoke to Sports Illustrated about the devastation of the loss and how he plans to honor her memory. In the early hours of Oct. 16, 2016, a shootout broke out among four men in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant in Lexington. Trinity and some friends were on their way to their car to avoid the incident when police say the 15-yea...

  • Finalists For USA Basketball U-19 Team Announced

    Finalists For USA Basketball U-19 Team Announced

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 02:00:20 GMT
    USA BasketballUSA Basketball
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 20, 2017) - Following four training sessions that featured 27 of the nation's top 19-and-under male basketball players June 18-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 18 finalists for the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team were announced. Named as finalists for the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team were: Bol Bol (Mater Dei H.S./Santa Ana, Calif.); Jordan Brown(Woodcreek H.S./Roseville...
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (June 20, 2017) - Following four training sessions that featured 27 of the nation's top 19-and-under male basketball players June 18-20 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 18 finalists for the 2017 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team were announced. Named as finalists for the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team were: Bol Bol (Mater Dei H.S./Santa Ana, Calif.); Jordan Brown(Woodcreek H.S./Roseville...
  • Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces $60 Million Investment To Open Historical Racing Machine Facility

    Churchill Downs Incorporated Announces $60 Million Investment To Open Historical Racing Machine Facility

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:00:18 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) announced today it is investing approximately $60 million to construct a state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville. The 85,000-square-foot facility will be built at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs’ former Trackside (also known as the former Sports Spectrum) site, and conveniently located less than half a mile from the Poplar Level ...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) announced today it is investing approximately $60 million to construct a state-of-the-art historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in Louisville. The 85,000-square-foot facility will be built at 4520 Poplar Level Road—Churchill Downs’ former Trackside (also known as the former Sports Spectrum) site, and conveniently located less than half a mile from the Poplar Level ...
  • UK’s Jordan Jones Named Athlon Sports Third-Team All-American

    UK’s Jordan Jones Named Athlon Sports Third-Team All-American

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:09:43 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior linebacker Jordan Jones has been named at third-team defense All-American by Athlon Sports it was announced today. The All-America teams are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and previous awards matter in player evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 All-America team and all-conference teams are largely based on predicting and projecting the upcoming year. Jones, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, led...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Junior linebacker Jordan Jones has been named at third-team defense All-American by Athlon Sports it was announced today. The All-America teams are based on how players will perform in 2017. Career statistics and previous awards matter in player evaluation, but choosing players for the 2017 All-America team and all-conference teams are largely based on predicting and projecting the upcoming year. Jones, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, led...
  • Three Wildcats Named Finalists For USA Basketball U-19 Team

    Three Wildcats Named Finalists For USA Basketball U-19 Team

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-06-20 17:13:29 GMT
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    The finalists for the USA Basketball U-19 team have been named, with three Kentucky Wildcats making the list.  Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox and P.J. Washington all made the first cut for the U-19 team being coached by John Calipari.  USA basketball congratulated the players in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon. Congrats to #USABMU19 World Cup Team finalists @bolmanutebol @JIBrown21 @Diallo1Hamidou @Cboogie_3. pic.twitter.com/wfJyW9UKeS — USA Basketball (@usab...
    The finalists for the USA Basketball U-19 team have been named, with three Kentucky Wildcats making the list.  Hamidou Diallo, Kevin Knox and P.J. Washington all made the first cut for the U-19 team being coached by John Calipari.  USA basketball congratulated the players in a series of tweets Tuesday afternoon. Congrats to #USABMU19 World Cup Team finalists @bolmanutebol @JIBrown21 @Diallo1Hamidou @Cboogie_3. pic.twitter.com/wfJyW9UKeS — USA Basketball (@usab...
  • Tristan Pompey Will Compete In The College Home Run Derby

    Tristan Pompey Will Compete In The College Home Run Derby

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:38 AM EDT2017-06-20 14:38:24 GMT
    Brandon Kolditz, UK Creative ServicesBrandon Kolditz, UK Creative Services
     Kentucky’s Tristan Pompey has been selected to the roster for the eighth annual College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb. on Saturday, July 1, Intersport announced today. Pompey is one of six men’s college baseball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET. He was invited to take part in the College Home Run Derby after being recognized as one of the top power hitters in college baseball. ...
     Kentucky’s Tristan Pompey has been selected to the roster for the eighth annual College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb. on Saturday, July 1, Intersport announced today. Pompey is one of six men’s college baseball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET. He was invited to take part in the College Home Run Derby after being recognized as one of the top power hitters in college baseball. ...
  • Ex-Kentucky Star Rex Chapman Talks Opioid Epidemic

    Ex-Kentucky Star Rex Chapman Talks Opioid Epidemic

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:56 AM EDT2017-06-20 12:56:25 GMT
    Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated

    (Sports Illustrated)-- Imagine if every day in America, 171 people died from the Ebola virus. Or if every month, there were eight crashes involving 747 airplanes. What would be the reaction if we were struck by nearly 21 terrorist attacks on the scale of 9/11 every single year? Those scenarios may seem impossible to imagine, yet this country is facing a crisis of similar proportions. According to a study published on June 5 by The New York Times, some 62,000 Ameri...

    (Sports Illustrated)-- Imagine if every day in America, 171 people died from the Ebola virus. Or if every month, there were eight crashes involving 747 airplanes. What would be the reaction if we were struck by nearly 21 terrorist attacks on the scale of 9/11 every single year? Those scenarios may seem impossible to imagine, yet this country is facing a crisis of similar proportions. According to a study published on June 5 by The New York Times, some 62,000 Ameri...

  • “Conflict” Keeps Green Off Team USA But Do Not Doubt What He Will Add For Cats

    “Conflict” Keeps Green Off Team USA But Do Not Doubt What He Will Add For Cats

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:00 AM EDT2017-06-20 10:00:21 GMT
    Quade Green turned down an invitation to play on the USA under 19 team. (USA Basketball Photo)Quade Green turned down an invitation to play on the USA under 19 team. (USA Basketball Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Quade Green had a key role for the gold medal-winning USA Basketball Under 18 National Team in 2016 and had indicated he was anxious to play on the under 19 team this summer being coached by John Calipari. However, when Kentucky teammates Kevin Knox Jr., Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington report to Colorado Springs to try out for the team, Green won’t be there. USA Basketball officials confirmed he was invited but cited a “conflict” that kept hi...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Quade Green had a key role for the gold medal-winning USA Basketball Under 18 National Team in 2016 and had indicated he was anxious to play on the under 19 team this summer being coached by John Calipari. However, when Kentucky teammates Kevin Knox Jr., Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington report to Colorado Springs to try out for the team, Green won’t be there. USA Basketball officials confirmed he was invited but cited a “conflict” that kept hi...
  • Kentucky Picks Up 28 All-America Honors For 2017 Track & Field Season

    Kentucky Picks Up 28 All-America Honors For 2017 Track & Field Season

    Monday, June 19 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-06-20 02:30:13 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – 28 Kentucky Wildcats earned All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) during the 2017 season indoors and outdoors. 19 Wildcats earned All-America status during the recently completed outdoor season. UK had 10 first team honorees (from five entries – UK had five Wildcats from the 4x100-meter relay rounds and final earn the status) and nine pick up second team status outdoors. First team honors...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – 28 Kentucky Wildcats earned All-America honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) during the 2017 season indoors and outdoors. 19 Wildcats earned All-America status during the recently completed outdoor season. UK had 10 first team honorees (from five entries – UK had five Wildcats from the 4x100-meter relay rounds and final earn the status) and nine pick up second team status outdoors. First team honors...
  • UK Recruiting Target Wants To Show He Belongs On USA Team

    UK Recruiting Target Wants To Show He Belongs On USA Team

    Monday, June 19 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-06-20 02:06:02 GMT
    Romeo Langford doesn't let being a UK, Indiana and Louisville recruiting target change the way he plays. (USA Basketball Photo)Romeo Langford doesn't let being a UK, Indiana and Louisville recruiting target change the way he plays. (USA Basketball Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT New Albany standout Romeo Langford is anxious to show that leaving him off the 2016 USA under 17 team was a big mistake. Langford is in Colorado Springs and hopes to be one of 16 players to make Tuesday’s cut. The list will be trimmed to 12 later in the week for the team that will travel to Egypt in July to play for the gold medal at the World Championships. Langford, the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2018 ESPN 100, says he’s a better player than he was ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT New Albany standout Romeo Langford is anxious to show that leaving him off the 2016 USA under 17 team was a big mistake. Langford is in Colorado Springs and hopes to be one of 16 players to make Tuesday’s cut. The list will be trimmed to 12 later in the week for the team that will travel to Egypt in July to play for the gold medal at the World Championships. Langford, the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2018 ESPN 100, says he’s a better player than he was ...
  • John Wall Says De'Aaron Fox Will Be Better Than Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz

    John Wall Says De'Aaron Fox Will Be Better Than Lonzo Ball, Markelle Fultz

    Monday, June 19 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-20 02:00:19 GMT
    AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaAP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
    Count John Wall as someone who believes in De'Aaron Fox.  In a recent conversation with CSN Mid Atlantic, Wall said that he believes the former UK guard will end up being the best point guard in the 2017 draft class. Said Wall, "A lot of people say it’s bias because he’s from Kentucky, but I think De’Aaron Fox might end up being the best point guard out of that class," he said. "He reminds me of myself a lot, just a lefty." For more on W...
    Count John Wall as someone who believes in De'Aaron Fox.  In a recent conversation with CSN Mid Atlantic, Wall said that he believes the former UK guard will end up being the best point guard in the 2017 draft class. Said Wall, "A lot of people say it’s bias because he’s from Kentucky, but I think De’Aaron Fox might end up being the best point guard out of that class," he said. "He reminds me of myself a lot, just a lefty." For more on W...
  • Report: Kentucky Football Self-Reports NCAA Violation Involving Tickets For ‘Last Chance U’ Star

    Report: Kentucky Football Self-Reports NCAA Violation Involving Tickets For ‘Last Chance U’ Star

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-20 01:00:13 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    Kentucky football self-reported a minor NCAA violation regarding free tickets for one of the stars of the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U.”  Brittany Wagner, who was featured in the series as an advisor at East Mississippi Community College, received two tickets to the Wildcats’ 2016 season opener against Southern Mississippi.  Wagner's job at a junior college meant that any tickets had to come through the recruit pass list. Kentucky responded by...
    Kentucky football self-reported a minor NCAA violation regarding free tickets for one of the stars of the Netflix documentary series “Last Chance U.”  Brittany Wagner, who was featured in the series as an advisor at East Mississippi Community College, received two tickets to the Wildcats’ 2016 season opener against Southern Mississippi.  Wagner's job at a junior college meant that any tickets had to come through the recruit pass list. Kentucky responded by...
  • UK Men’s Soccer Unveils 2017 Schedule

    UK Men’s Soccer Unveils 2017 Schedule

    Monday, June 19 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-06-20 00:00:20 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Kentucky men’s soccer program has unveiled its schedule for the fall 2017 season. The Wildcats go into the season looking to build on three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and four in Head Coach Johan Cedergren’s previous five seasons at UK. The 2017 list of opponents includes six opponents that made the NCAA Tournament in 2016. In terms of the NCAA’s Rating Percentage Index (RPI), UK’s 2017 schedule includes seven teams that ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Kentucky men’s soccer program has unveiled its schedule for the fall 2017 season. The Wildcats go into the season looking to build on three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and four in Head Coach Johan Cedergren’s previous five seasons at UK. The 2017 list of opponents includes six opponents that made the NCAA Tournament in 2016. In terms of the NCAA’s Rating Percentage Index (RPI), UK’s 2017 schedule includes seven teams that ...
  • Eva Mitchell Named 2017 Gatorade Kentucky High School Player of Year

    Eva Mitchell Named 2017 Gatorade Kentucky High School Player of Year

    Monday, June 19 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-06-19 22:00:20 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky incoming freshman Eva Mitchell has been named the 2017 Gatorade High School Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year in the state of Kentucky, it was announced on Monday morning by the organization. Mitchell becomes the second West Jessamine player to win the award – joining 2014 UK alumna Arin Gilliland – who went on to be an All-SEC performer at Kentucky, and got a 2016 call up to the United States Women’s National Team. “I am ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky incoming freshman Eva Mitchell has been named the 2017 Gatorade High School Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year in the state of Kentucky, it was announced on Monday morning by the organization. Mitchell becomes the second West Jessamine player to win the award – joining 2014 UK alumna Arin Gilliland – who went on to be an All-SEC performer at Kentucky, and got a 2016 call up to the United States Women’s National Team. “I am ...
  • New Logo For Kentucky Derby 144

    New Logo For Kentucky Derby 144

    Monday, June 19 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-06-19 21:03:47 GMT

     Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official logo for the Kentucky Derby 144. SME, a New York-based marketing agency that has developed the official Derby and Oaks marks since 2007, designed the new logo.  The running of the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and will take place on May 5, 2018. For the 144 event logo, SME created a design that immerses the viewer into the grandeur of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. With the iconic Twin Spires a...

     Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official logo for the Kentucky Derby 144. SME, a New York-based marketing agency that has developed the official Derby and Oaks marks since 2007, designed the new logo.  The running of the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and will take place on May 5, 2018. For the 144 event logo, SME created a design that immerses the viewer into the grandeur of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. With the iconic Twin Spires a...

  • UK Women's Basketball Team Has Another Tough Schedule

    UK Women's Basketball Team Has Another Tough Schedule

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:24:52 GMT
    The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team played the second toughest schedule in the nation last season and head coach Matthew Mitchell has not strayed from wanting to play the best teams in the country as a challenging 2017-18 non-conference slate awaits the Wildcats. Of its 14 scheduled non-conference games, seven will come against teams that finished last season inside the top 100 of the NCAA RPI, including four that finished inside the top 50. The schedule is hig...
    The University of Kentucky women’s basketball team played the second toughest schedule in the nation last season and head coach Matthew Mitchell has not strayed from wanting to play the best teams in the country as a challenging 2017-18 non-conference slate awaits the Wildcats. Of its 14 scheduled non-conference games, seven will come against teams that finished last season inside the top 100 of the NCAA RPI, including four that finished inside the top 50. The schedule is hig...
  • UK Softball Finishes 17th Nationally

    UK Softball Finishes 17th Nationally

    Monday, June 19 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-06-19 17:14:07 GMT
    ukathletics.comukathletics.com
     After finishing 2017 with its fifth Super Regional appearance in the last seven years, the University of Kentucky softball team finished the season No. 17 in both the NFCA Coaches’ Poll and the USA Softball/ESPN poll. The Wildcats reached as high as No. 16 in both polls this season, with that coming on the March 28 release after Kentucky took two out of three games from Southeastern Conference opponent, Arkansas. Kentucky finished the season 39-19 overall, and an eve...
     After finishing 2017 with its fifth Super Regional appearance in the last seven years, the University of Kentucky softball team finished the season No. 17 in both the NFCA Coaches’ Poll and the USA Softball/ESPN poll. The Wildcats reached as high as No. 16 in both polls this season, with that coming on the March 28 release after Kentucky took two out of three games from Southeastern Conference opponent, Arkansas. Kentucky finished the season 39-19 overall, and an eve...
  • Calipari Is Getting 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team Ready

    Calipari Is Getting 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team Ready

    Monday, June 19 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-06-19 15:06:24 GMT
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    An eventful Sunday for USA Basketball began in the early afternoon at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as 27 of the country’s top 19-and-under men’s basketball athletes arrived for the first day of the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team training camp. University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who is serving as the head coach of the USA U19 team, is assisted by University of Colorado coach Tad Boyle and Wake Forest Uni...
    An eventful Sunday for USA Basketball began in the early afternoon at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as 27 of the country’s top 19-and-under men’s basketball athletes arrived for the first day of the 2017 USA U19 World Cup Team training camp. University of Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who is serving as the head coach of the USA U19 team, is assisted by University of Colorado coach Tad Boyle and Wake Forest Uni...
  • Brother Says PJ Washington Has Always Been An Unselfish Player

    Brother Says PJ Washington Has Always Been An Unselfish Player

    Monday, June 19 2017 5:13 AM EDT2017-06-19 09:13:48 GMT
    PJ Washington with, from left, mother Sherry, brother Spencer and father Paul Sr. (Larry Vaught Photo)PJ Washington with, from left, mother Sherry, brother Spencer and father Paul Sr. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT As PJ Washington gets set to try out for the USA under 19 team that Kentucky’s John Calipari will coach, I thought it might be interesting to share some insights from Washington’s younger brother, Spencer, on the Kentucky freshman. The two played together at Findlay Prep (Nev.) on the team coached by their father, Paul Washington. Spencer said it was “awesome” playing with his brother, a McDonald’s All-American. “He really finds ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT As PJ Washington gets set to try out for the USA under 19 team that Kentucky’s John Calipari will coach, I thought it might be interesting to share some insights from Washington’s younger brother, Spencer, on the Kentucky freshman. The two played together at Findlay Prep (Nev.) on the team coached by their father, Paul Washington. Spencer said it was “awesome” playing with his brother, a McDonald’s All-American. “He really finds ...
  • Justin Thomas Talks About The U.S. Open

    Justin Thomas Talks About The U.S. Open

    Sunday, June 18 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-06-19 02:29:15 GMT
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    After having the greatest round in U.S. Open history on Saturday, Sunday wasn't nearly as good as the rising star from Louisville. Justin Thomas bogied three out of his first five holes and finished the day at 3 over par and 8 under for the 117th U.S. Open as he finished tied for 9th. JUSTIN THOMAS: Yeah, it was. I was excited for today. I felt very comfortable. It was obviously playing a lot more difficult, so I gave it all I had. I felt like it was the lowest I could have shot. I ...
    After having the greatest round in U.S. Open history on Saturday, Sunday wasn't nearly as good as the rising star from Louisville. Justin Thomas bogied three out of his first five holes and finished the day at 3 over par and 8 under for the 117th U.S. Open as he finished tied for 9th. JUSTIN THOMAS: Yeah, it was. I was excited for today. I felt very comfortable. It was obviously playing a lot more difficult, so I gave it all I had. I felt like it was the lowest I could have shot. I ...
  • Legends' Game Suspended; Tied 5-5 In Ninth Inning

    Legends' Game Suspended; Tied 5-5 In Ninth Inning

    Sunday, June 18 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-06-19 01:33:07 GMT
    The game between the Hagerstown Suns and the Lexington Legends at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Sunday was suspended due to rain in the ninth inning with the score tied at 5-5. No date for resumption of the game was announced.  A decision will be made later by the South Atlantic League.   The Suns opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning.  Jake Noll and Jakson Reetz started the inning with singles, and after Telmito Agustin struck out, An...
    The game between the Hagerstown Suns and the Lexington Legends at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Sunday was suspended due to rain in the ninth inning with the score tied at 5-5. No date for resumption of the game was announced.  A decision will be made later by the South Atlantic League.   The Suns opened the scoring with two runs in the second inning.  Jake Noll and Jakson Reetz started the inning with singles, and after Telmito Agustin struck out, An...
  • Brooks Koepka Wins The U.S. Open

    Brooks Koepka Wins The U.S. Open

    Sunday, June 18 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-06-19 00:54:28 GMT
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     Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion. Koepka broke away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship. A par on the final hole tied Rory McIlroy’s record score to par at 16 under for a four-shot victory. Not even the wind could stop the onslaught of low scores at Erin Hills. ...
     Brooks Koepka traveled around the world to find his game. He found stardom right at home as the U.S. Open champion. Koepka broke away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine Sunday at Erin Hills and closed with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship. A par on the final hole tied Rory McIlroy’s record score to par at 16 under for a four-shot victory. Not even the wind could stop the onslaught of low scores at Erin Hills. ...
  • Bam Adebayo Has Another Good NBA Workout

    Bam Adebayo Has Another Good NBA Workout

    Sunday, June 18 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-06-19 00:32:06 GMT
    AP PhotoAP Photo
    Bam Adebayo held his final pre-NBA draft workout for his hometown team, the Charlotte Hornets. One thing continues to come out of the former UK centers workouts. He continues to shoot better than many of the NBA executive had anticipated, and he could have a very good shot in a couple of years. At UK he missed his one attempt from 3 point range.  With no one guarding him, for Charlotte he hit 13 of 25. “I’ve been shooting the ball since I was 12 years old. I was al...
    Bam Adebayo held his final pre-NBA draft workout for his hometown team, the Charlotte Hornets. One thing continues to come out of the former UK centers workouts. He continues to shoot better than many of the NBA executive had anticipated, and he could have a very good shot in a couple of years. At UK he missed his one attempt from 3 point range.  With no one guarding him, for Charlotte he hit 13 of 25. “I’ve been shooting the ball since I was 12 years old. I was al...
  • Dodgers 8 Reds 7

    Dodgers 8 Reds 7

    Sunday, June 18 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-06-18 23:30:10 GMT
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     (AP) - The shortest outing of Bronson Arroyo's season might be the last of his career.      The 40-year-old veteran right-hander was roughed up for five runs and seven hits in just three innings on Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers built a seven-run lead before holding on for an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds.      Arroyo (3-6), attempting a comeback this season with his former team after missing 2 1/2 seasons with arm and shoulder problems, inclu...
     (AP) - The shortest outing of Bronson Arroyo's season might be the last of his career.      The 40-year-old veteran right-hander was roughed up for five runs and seven hits in just three innings on Sunday as the Los Angeles Dodgers built a seven-run lead before holding on for an 8-7 win over the Cincinnati Reds.      Arroyo (3-6), attempting a comeback this season with his former team after missing 2 1/2 seasons with arm and shoulder problems, inclu...
  • Louisville 8 Texas A&M 4 In The College World Series

    Louisville 8 Texas A&M 4 In The College World Series

    Sunday, June 18 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-06-18 22:44:46 GMT
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    (AP) — Colby Fitch drove in four runs, Sam Bordner shut down Texas A&M after it cut Louisville’s five-run lead to one, and the Cardinals beat the Aggies 8-4 on Sunday for their first win in six College World Series games. The Cardinals (53-10) used six singles and a walk to build a 5-0 lead in the second inning against Corbin Martin (7-4). Texas A&M chipped away against national player of the year Brendan McKay (11-3) to make it 5-4 before Bordner entered. Bordne...
    (AP) — Colby Fitch drove in four runs, Sam Bordner shut down Texas A&M after it cut Louisville’s five-run lead to one, and the Cardinals beat the Aggies 8-4 on Sunday for their first win in six College World Series games. The Cardinals (53-10) used six singles and a walk to build a 5-0 lead in the second inning against Corbin Martin (7-4). Texas A&M chipped away against national player of the year Brendan McKay (11-3) to make it 5-4 before Bordner entered. Bordne...
  • Fellow Aussie Isaac Humphries ‘Unbelievable’

    Fellow Aussie Isaac Humphries ‘Unbelievable’

    Sunday, June 18 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-06-18 19:01:38 GMT
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    The Headline in Fox Sports Australia included this on former UK backup center Isaac Humphries. "Fellow Aussie Isaac Humphries Unbelievable." 22 NBA teams showed up for a workout in California.  NBA skills trainer Jordan Lawley who led the workout called the 6-11 center, "unbelievable." “He had a presence," Lawley told Fox Sports Australia.  "There are two types of players: one that’s present in a gym, and one that has a presen...
    The Headline in Fox Sports Australia included this on former UK backup center Isaac Humphries. "Fellow Aussie Isaac Humphries Unbelievable." 22 NBA teams showed up for a workout in California.  NBA skills trainer Jordan Lawley who led the workout called the 6-11 center, "unbelievable." “He had a presence," Lawley told Fox Sports Australia.  "There are two types of players: one that’s present in a gym, and one that has a presen...
  • Former UK All-American Gets A Great Bonus For Signing With Seattle

    Former UK All-American Gets A Great Bonus For Signing With Seattle

    Sunday, June 18 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-06-18 18:18:06 GMT
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    Former UK star Evan White, the best defensive first baseman ever at UK who posted a .373 batting average, a .453 on-base percentage and a .637 slugging percentage agrees to a great contract.  “He’s going to save runs for the infield,” said Scott Hunter, the Mariners’ director of amateur scouting told the Seattle Times. White is getting less than what his draft pick is slotted for.  The selection is for  $3,333,200.  It's being reporte...
    Former UK star Evan White, the best defensive first baseman ever at UK who posted a .373 batting average, a .453 on-base percentage and a .637 slugging percentage agrees to a great contract.  “He’s going to save runs for the infield,” said Scott Hunter, the Mariners’ director of amateur scouting told the Seattle Times. White is getting less than what his draft pick is slotted for.  The selection is for  $3,333,200.  It's being reporte...
  • C.M. Newton Helped Cal Get Hired At Kentucky

    C.M. Newton Helped Cal Get Hired At Kentucky

    Saturday, June 17 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-06-18 03:47:51 GMT
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    When it comes to power and respect, C.M. Newton is up there with the best in the SEC.  He's help a lot of people get jobs and take that next step.  “If he didn’t stamp it OK, I wouldn’t have gotten the Kentucky job — there’s no question,” Calipari said last week. UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart admits to Dothan Eagle how important the former UK Athletics Director was when he was looking for a coach.  UK's Athletics Director did...

    When it comes to power and respect, C.M. Newton is up there with the best in the SEC.  He's help a lot of people get jobs and take that next step.  “If he didn’t stamp it OK, I wouldn’t have gotten the Kentucky job — there’s no question,” Calipari said last week. UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart admits to Dothan Eagle how important the former UK Athletics Director was when he was looking for a coach.  UK's Athletics Director did...

  • Hagerstown Tops Legends 6-5

    Hagerstown Tops Legends 6-5

    Saturday, June 17 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-06-18 02:35:05 GMT
    Aldrem Corredor’s three-run double in the third inning gave Hagerstown the early lead, and the Suns went on to a 6-5 victory over the Lexington Legends in front of 5,686 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Saturday night.                 Anderson Franco led off the third with a walk.  After Tres Barrera flied out, Telmito Augustin singled and Blake Perkins walked, loading the bases.  Corredor then...
    Aldrem Corredor’s three-run double in the third inning gave Hagerstown the early lead, and the Suns went on to a 6-5 victory over the Lexington Legends in front of 5,686 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Saturday night.                 Anderson Franco led off the third with a walk.  After Tres Barrera flied out, Telmito Augustin singled and Blake Perkins walked, loading the bases.  Corredor then...
  • Louisville's Justin Thomas Sets A U.S. Open Record

    Louisville's Justin Thomas Sets A U.S. Open Record

    Saturday, June 17 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-06-18 00:09:23 GMT
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    (AP) - Justin Thomas landed a 3-wood on the 18th green where some players couldn't land a wedge, leaving him an 8-foot eagle putt that he calmly made for a 9-under 63 that matched one U.S. Open record and broke another.      It also put him squarely in the mix to capture his first major.      On an Erin Hills course that again lacked enough wind to be the stern test that the U.S. Open wants, 

    (AP) - Justin Thomas landed a 3-wood on the 18th green where some players couldn't land a wedge, leaving him an 8-foot eagle putt that he calmly made for a 9-under 63 that matched one U.S. Open record and broke another.      It also put him squarely in the mix to capture his first major.      On an Erin Hills course that again lacked enough wind to be the stern test that the U.S. Open wants, 

  • Tennessee Announces Plans For Title IX Reforms

    Tennessee Announces Plans For Title IX Reforms

    Saturday, June 17 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-06-17 22:49:53 GMT

    . (AP) - An independent commission at the University of Tennessee is recommending changes to improve the school's handling of sexual harassment complaints.      The long-awaited report comes almost a year after the university agreed to pay nearly $2.5 million to settle Title IX complaints by eight unidentified women. The plaintiffs accused Tennessee of fostering a "hostile sexual environment" 

    . (AP) - An independent commission at the University of Tennessee is recommending changes to improve the school's handling of sexual harassment complaints.      The long-awaited report comes almost a year after the university agreed to pay nearly $2.5 million to settle Title IX complaints by eight unidentified women. The plaintiffs accused Tennessee of fostering a "hostile sexual environment" 

  • Pete Rose Has A Sculpture At Great American Ball Park

    Pete Rose Has A Sculpture At Great American Ball Park

    Saturday, June 17 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-06-17 21:47:38 GMT
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    (AP) - Pete Rose tugged on the edge of the tarp and slowly unveiled a bigger-than-life sculpture of one of his headfirst slides, revealing it from the airborne cleats to the ground-scraping elbows. The Reds' banished hits king was finally in bronze.      On a sizzling afternoon, thousands of fans packed the entrance to Great American Ball Park for the latest tribute to their favorite baseball son. The Cincinnati native became the eighth Reds star honored 

    (AP) - Pete Rose tugged on the edge of the tarp and slowly unveiled a bigger-than-life sculpture of one of his headfirst slides, revealing it from the airborne cleats to the ground-scraping elbows. The Reds' banished hits king was finally in bronze.      On a sizzling afternoon, thousands of fans packed the entrance to Great American Ball Park for the latest tribute to their favorite baseball son. The Cincinnati native became the eighth Reds star honored 

  • Brendan McKay Wins The Dick Howser Trophy

    Brendan McKay Wins The Dick Howser Trophy

    Saturday, June 17 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-06-17 19:03:48 GMT
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    (AP) - Pitcher-first baseman Brendan McKay of Louisville has won the Dick Howser Trophy as the top player in college baseball.      McKay, the fourth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, was honored at a ceremony Saturday by the Howser Trophy committee and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.      The pitcher-first baseman from Darlington, Pennsylvania, was chosen national player of the year by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and Ba...
    (AP) - Pitcher-first baseman Brendan McKay of Louisville has won the Dick Howser Trophy as the top player in college baseball.      McKay, the fourth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, was honored at a ceremony Saturday by the Howser Trophy committee and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.      The pitcher-first baseman from Darlington, Pennsylvania, was chosen national player of the year by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and Ba...
  • Stoops Gets His First Player For the Class Of 2019

    Stoops Gets His First Player For the Class Of 2019

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:38:17 GMT
    One of the top safeties for the Class of 2019 wants to play for Kentucky.   Keontra Smith, a 4-star from Chaminade Madonna in Hollywood, Florida had plenty of Division One offers like Iowa, Indiana and Purdue.  His school has become a wonderful source for  Mark Stoops.  Defensive end Christopher Whittaker and athlete Joshua Ali signed with UK in February.  247Sports has him as the 5th best safety in the Class of 2019. ??COMMITTED??. #BBN19 ???????? pic.t...
    One of the top safeties for the Class of 2019 wants to play for Kentucky.   Keontra Smith, a 4-star from Chaminade Madonna in Hollywood, Florida had plenty of Division One offers like Iowa, Indiana and Purdue.  His school has become a wonderful source for  Mark Stoops.  Defensive end Christopher Whittaker and athlete Joshua Ali signed with UK in February.  247Sports has him as the 5th best safety in the Class of 2019. ??COMMITTED??. #BBN19 ???????? pic.t...
  • Future UK Star Smashes National Record

    Future UK Star Smashes National Record

    Saturday, June 17 2017 2:15 PM EDT2017-06-17 18:15:22 GMT
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    Sydney McLaughlin, who represented America in last summer's Rio Olympics and is going to UK this fall ripped off a 49.85 400 meter split on the anchor leg for her team.  It is believed to be the fastest one-lap split by a high school athlete. The video is worth watching.  McLaughlin has to come from behind not only to win, but set the record. 

    Sydney McLaughlin, who represented America in last summer's Rio Olympics and is going to UK this fall ripped off a 49.85 400 meter split on the anchor leg for her team.  It is believed to be the fastest one-lap split by a high school athlete. The video is worth watching.  McLaughlin has to come from behind not only to win, but set the record. 

  • Legends Break Open Close Game, Win 14-3

    Legends Break Open Close Game, Win 14-3

    Friday, June 16 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-06-17 03:58:26 GMT
     John Brontsema led an 18-hit Lexington attack with a home run, three singles and five runs scored as the Legends pulled away late in the game for a 14-3 win over the Hagerstown Suns Friday night in front of 5,491 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.                 Rudy Martin drove in five runs for Lexington, three on a seventh-inning homer.           &n...
     John Brontsema led an 18-hit Lexington attack with a home run, three singles and five runs scored as the Legends pulled away late in the game for a 14-3 win over the Hagerstown Suns Friday night in front of 5,491 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.                 Rudy Martin drove in five runs for Lexington, three on a seventh-inning homer.           &n...
  • UK's Equipment Man Is Given A New Ford Escape

    UK's Equipment Man Is Given A New Ford Escape

    Friday, June 16 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-06-17 03:02:09 GMT

    Bill Keightley, UK's Basketball equipment man for 48 years, known as Mr. Wildcat, was famous, perhaps the most famous equipment man in the history of college sports. Former UK Quarterback Freddie Maggard says that "Tom K is our Bill Keightley." If someone offered Tom "TK" Kalinowski a million dollars to write a tell all book about UK Football, he wouldn't do it.  When you spend 40 years at any big time football program, there are always some funny and seriou...

    Bill Keightley, UK's Basketball equipment man for 48 years, known as Mr. Wildcat, was famous, perhaps the most famous equipment man in the history of college sports. Former UK Quarterback Freddie Maggard says that "Tom K is our Bill Keightley." If someone offered Tom "TK" Kalinowski a million dollars to write a tell all book about UK Football, he wouldn't do it.  When you spend 40 years at any big time football program, there are always some funny and seriou...

  • Is UK Going To Play A Game In Canada?

    Is UK Going To Play A Game In Canada?

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-06-17 02:32:50 GMT
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    Kelly Craft might be the reason why UK play a game in Ottawa. Kelly has been nominated to be the next ambassador to Canada.  She and her husband Joe are major donors for UK's basketball program.  Think about the Joe Craft Center which is the home for both of UK's basketball programs. Kelly would like two things from Cal.  According to The Globe And Mail in Ottawa, Craft would like UK to play a game in Ottawa, and she wants Drake, Cal's friend to stop by the ambassador...
    Kelly Craft might be the reason why UK play a game in Ottawa. Kelly has been nominated to be the next ambassador to Canada.  She and her husband Joe are major donors for UK's basketball program.  Think about the Joe Craft Center which is the home for both of UK's basketball programs. Kelly would like two things from Cal.  According to The Globe And Mail in Ottawa, Craft would like UK to play a game in Ottawa, and she wants Drake, Cal's friend to stop by the ambassador...
  • NCAA Sanctions Unlikely To Hurt Louisville With Recruits

    NCAA Sanctions Unlikely To Hurt Louisville With Recruits

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-06-17 01:29:25 GMT
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    (AP) — Rick Pitino and Louisville officials are preparing their appeal to the sanctions the NCAA levied on them after its escorts investigation. But one would-be elephant in the room they don't have to deal with is a postseason ban. That is a reprieve of sorts from the NCAA that allows the program to move forward on the court and the recruiting trail. There are other sanctions looming one day after the governing body docked the program four scholarships over the next...
    (AP) — Rick Pitino and Louisville officials are preparing their appeal to the sanctions the NCAA levied on them after its escorts investigation. But one would-be elephant in the room they don't have to deal with is a postseason ban. That is a reprieve of sorts from the NCAA that allows the program to move forward on the court and the recruiting trail. There are other sanctions looming one day after the governing body docked the program four scholarships over the next...
  • Zach Ferris Is Going To Marshall

    Zach Ferris Is Going To Marshall

    Friday, June 16 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-17 00:45:36 GMT
    The pride of Pulaski Co., Zach Ferris is going to play for Marshall. "He's a great kid," says John Hines his coach at Pulaski Co. With a great deal of pride, Hines told LEX18 that the 6-5 311 pounder who is excited to play guard at Marshall is the first player from Pulaski Co. to ever commit to a division one school while he's still in high school. Ferris was also being recruited by Eastern Michigan, Murray State and Eastern Kentucky along with other progra...
    The pride of Pulaski Co., Zach Ferris is going to play for Marshall. "He's a great kid," says John Hines his coach at Pulaski Co. With a great deal of pride, Hines told LEX18 that the 6-5 311 pounder who is excited to play guard at Marshall is the first player from Pulaski Co. to ever commit to a division one school while he's still in high school. Ferris was also being recruited by Eastern Michigan, Murray State and Eastern Kentucky along with other progra...
  • Big Yahtzee For Stoops

    Big Yahtzee For Stoops

    Friday, June 16 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-06-17 00:15:45 GMT

    DeAndre Square is coming to play for Stoops.  A 6-1 205 pound linebacker from Detroit is rated as a 4-star prospect and the 20th best outside linebacker in 2018.  Square had offers from many big time schools including LSU, Michigan State, Missouri, Iowa and Purdue Ain't this what they been waiting for.... YOU READY!! #BBN pic.twitter.com/HEqJYbLKlX — DeAndre Square (@d_square10) June 16, 2017

    DeAndre Square is coming to play for Stoops.  A 6-1 205 pound linebacker from Detroit is rated as a 4-star prospect and the 20th best outside linebacker in 2018.  Square had offers from many big time schools including LSU, Michigan State, Missouri, Iowa and Purdue Ain't this what they been waiting for.... YOU READY!! #BBN pic.twitter.com/HEqJYbLKlX — DeAndre Square (@d_square10) June 16, 2017

  • Now We Know Why Isaiah Briscoe Has Been Missing NBA Workouts

    Now We Know Why Isaiah Briscoe Has Been Missing NBA Workouts

    Friday, June 16 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-06-16 20:57:50 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp
    The timing for Isaiah Briscoe couldn't be any worse.  With the former UK guard fighting an uphill battle to get drafted, his NBA workouts are very important. Briscoe, who loves to play, has missed workouts with the Lakers, Sacramento, Milwaukee and Indiana. “It’s a minor ankle injury,” Brian Dyke of Shibumi sports told Zagsblog. “He’ll probably have to pull out of the rest of the workouts.” Even if Briscoe isn't drafted, he should ...
    The timing for Isaiah Briscoe couldn't be any worse.  With the former UK guard fighting an uphill battle to get drafted, his NBA workouts are very important. Briscoe, who loves to play, has missed workouts with the Lakers, Sacramento, Milwaukee and Indiana. “It’s a minor ankle injury,” Brian Dyke of Shibumi sports told Zagsblog. “He’ll probably have to pull out of the rest of the workouts.” Even if Briscoe isn't drafted, he should ...
  • Could the Best From UK Beat Golden State? Fox Says Yes!

    Could the Best From UK Beat Golden State? Fox Says Yes!

    Friday, June 16 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-06-16 18:45:10 GMT
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    Confidence has never been a problem with De'Aaron Fox.  He thinks about playing in the NBA for at least 15 years, being rookie of the year and making the Hall of Fame.  I wouldn't count him out in any of those dreams. If  you put together an all-star team from UK going against Golden State who just won the NBA Championship, UK's former point guard thinks in a seven game series, UK would win.   Here is his lineup.  “I’m going to have Jo...
    Confidence has never been a problem with De'Aaron Fox.  He thinks about playing in the NBA for at least 15 years, being rookie of the year and making the Hall of Fame.  I wouldn't count him out in any of those dreams. If  you put together an all-star team from UK going against Golden State who just won the NBA Championship, UK's former point guard thinks in a seven game series, UK would win.   Here is his lineup.  “I’m going to have Jo...
  • Neil Price Leaves UK To Become "Voice Of The Bulldogs"

    Neil Price Leaves UK To Become "Voice Of The Bulldogs"

    Friday, June 16 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-06-16 17:58:03 GMT
     Learfield announced today that Neil Price has been named Mississippi State's new "Voice of the Bulldogs" beginning with the 2017-18 athletic season. Price soon will be relocating to the Starkville area from Lexington, Ky., where he was a member of the Kentucky Wildcats' UK Sports Network broadcast team for 12 years. Price will assume the play-by-play role for Bulldog football and men's basketball previously held by veteran broadcaster Jim Ellis, who retired from calli...
     Learfield announced today that Neil Price has been named Mississippi State's new "Voice of the Bulldogs" beginning with the 2017-18 athletic season. Price soon will be relocating to the Starkville area from Lexington, Ky., where he was a member of the Kentucky Wildcats' UK Sports Network broadcast team for 12 years. Price will assume the play-by-play role for Bulldog football and men's basketball previously held by veteran broadcaster Jim Ellis, who retired from calli...
  • Rich Brooks Is Excited About A Reunion

    Rich Brooks Is Excited About A Reunion

    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:13:49 GMT
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    If you want to know about how golf game, or perhaps a big fish he caught, keeping up with former UK Football coach Rich Brooks can be fun. This also sounds like a good time.  Brooks had some fun teams at UK.  He can't wait to see his guys for a reunion this year.  Just got word they are going to have a reunion of our 06,& 07 Kentucky bowl games the weekend of the Tennessee game. Looking forward to it. — Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks) June 15, 2017

    If you want to know about how golf game, or perhaps a big fish he caught, keeping up with former UK Football coach Rich Brooks can be fun. This also sounds like a good time.  Brooks had some fun teams at UK.  He can't wait to see his guys for a reunion this year.  Just got word they are going to have a reunion of our 06,& 07 Kentucky bowl games the weekend of the Tennessee game. Looking forward to it. — Rich Brooks (@UKcoachbrooks) June 15, 2017

  • Legends Hold On Again For 7-6 Win

    Legends Hold On Again For 7-6 Win

    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:13:16 GMT

    For the second straight game, the Lexington Legends took a big early lead and then held off a late Asheville rally for a 7-6 win Thursday night in front of 5,116 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.  The Tourists had the tying run at third base when the game ended, as they did Wednesday afternoon, when the final score was also 7-6. Yeison Melo’s two-run homer gave the Legends the lead in the bottom of the second inning.  In the third, Rudy Martin led off with a double a...

    For the second straight game, the Lexington Legends took a big early lead and then held off a late Asheville rally for a 7-6 win Thursday night in front of 5,116 fans at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.  The Tourists had the tying run at third base when the game ended, as they did Wednesday afternoon, when the final score was also 7-6. Yeison Melo’s two-run homer gave the Legends the lead in the bottom of the second inning.  In the third, Rudy Martin led off with a double a...

  • UK Baseball Gets Pitcher For 2020

    UK Baseball Gets Pitcher For 2020

    Thursday, June 15 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-06-16 01:52:07 GMT
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    Jackson Fristoe is a sophomore to be at Paducah Tilghman.  The 6-foot-3 inch 165 pound right handed pitcher is going to play for UK.  He already has a fastball that has been clocked over 80 miles per hour.  Proud to announce that I've committed to play baseball at the University of Kentucky #bbn pic.twitter.com/JAjRp2kU65 — FRISTOE (@jacksonfristoe6) June 15, 2017
    Jackson Fristoe is a sophomore to be at Paducah Tilghman.  The 6-foot-3 inch 165 pound right handed pitcher is going to play for UK.  He already has a fastball that has been clocked over 80 miles per hour.  Proud to announce that I've committed to play baseball at the University of Kentucky #bbn pic.twitter.com/JAjRp2kU65 — FRISTOE (@jacksonfristoe6) June 15, 2017
  • Justin Rigg Could Be 'Monster' Tight End

    Justin Rigg Could Be 'Monster' Tight End

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-06-13 13:44:43 GMT
    Justin Rigg (Amber Tyler Photo)Justin Rigg (Amber Tyler Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky has two experienced tight ends in C.J. Conrad and Greg Hart going into this season. However, don’t forget about Justin Rigg. “He has the potential to be a monster. That is what you want in a tight end,” said Kentucky assistant coach Vince Marrow. 

    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky has two experienced tight ends in C.J. Conrad and Greg Hart going into this season. However, don’t forget about Justin Rigg. “He has the potential to be a monster. That is what you want in a tight end,” said Kentucky assistant coach Vince Marrow. 

  • Kevin Knox Jr. Fit Perfectly With Unselfish, Talented Players at Kentucky

    Kevin Knox Jr. Fit Perfectly With Unselfish, Talented Players at Kentucky

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-05-25 16:01:35 GMT
    Kentucky signees, from left, PJ Washington, Quade Green, Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards helped make Kevin Knox want to play at UK. (McDonald's All-American Photo)Kentucky signees, from left, PJ Washington, Quade Green, Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards helped make Kevin Knox want to play at UK. (McDonald's All-American Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Paul Washington didn’t know that Kevin Knox Jr. was going to pick Kentucky, but he always thought that was the most logical choice for the talented wing player. “I just thought it was the best spot for him based on the different schools he had on his final list,” said Washington. “The biggest thing he wanted was to go where he could play with people that he liked and that are unselfish. PJ, Jarred and Quade are three of the most unselfish ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Paul Washington didn’t know that Kevin Knox Jr. was going to pick Kentucky, but he always thought that was the most logical choice for the talented wing player. “I just thought it was the best spot for him based on the different schools he had on his final list,” said Washington. “The biggest thing he wanted was to go where he could play with people that he liked and that are unselfish. PJ, Jarred and Quade are three of the most unselfish ...
  • Soccer And Track Helped Nick Richards Develop His Athleticism

    Soccer And Track Helped Nick Richards Develop His Athleticism

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:26:10 GMT
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky signee Nick Richards was 14 years old the first time he picked up a basketball in Jamaica. Instead, he played soccer and was a high jumper in track. “It was way different than basketball. That is how I got my athletic ability. I was the midfielder and goalie in soccer. That is a lot of running. I liked goalkeeper the most. I am actually thinking about going back and playing soccer a little bit just to get my conditioning better,” Richards s...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky signee Nick Richards was 14 years old the first time he picked up a basketball in Jamaica. Instead, he played soccer and was a high jumper in track. “It was way different than basketball. That is how I got my athletic ability. I was the midfielder and goalie in soccer. That is a lot of running. I liked goalkeeper the most. I am actually thinking about going back and playing soccer a little bit just to get my conditioning better,” Richards s...
  • Jenna Mitchell Was Matthew Mitchell's Rock During Tumultous Times

    Jenna Mitchell Was Matthew Mitchell's Rock During Tumultous Times

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:09 AM EDT2017-05-15 13:09:02 GMT
    Jenna Mitchell was the one constant voice for Matthew Mitchell during a difficult period for the UK coach. (Vicky Graff Photo)Jenna Mitchell was the one constant voice for Matthew Mitchell during a difficult period for the UK coach. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT When the bottom seemed to fall out of the Kentucky women’s basketball program after the 2015-16 season, coach Matthew Mitchell had some difficult times. He had to put together an entirely new coaching staff. He had to try to find enough players to have not only a competitive team, but competitive practices. “When something like that happens it is just human nature to let confusion mess your mind up,” said Mitchell. “We really felt like that w...
    By LARRY VAUGHT When the bottom seemed to fall out of the Kentucky women’s basketball program after the 2015-16 season, coach Matthew Mitchell had some difficult times. He had to put together an entirely new coaching staff. He had to try to find enough players to have not only a competitive team, but competitive practices. “When something like that happens it is just human nature to let confusion mess your mind up,” said Mitchell. “We really felt like that w...
  • Freshman Outfielder Bailey Vick Used To Success On And Off The Field

    Freshman Outfielder Bailey Vick Used To Success On And Off The Field

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:46 AM EDT2017-05-08 13:46:47 GMT
    Freshman Bailey Vick didn't expect to be a starter but is one of the team's top hitters. (Vicky Graff Photo)Freshman Bailey Vick didn't expect to be a starter but is one of the team's top hitters. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Bailey Vick admits she was a “late comer” to Kentucky since she did not decide to play softball at UK until spring break of her senior year at McCracken County High School. “I have always been the biggest Kentucky fan for everything,” said the UK freshman outfielder. “When they contacted me, hands down I wanted to come here. That was it.” She played in three state championship games at McCracken — and scored the winning run ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Bailey Vick admits she was a “late comer” to Kentucky since she did not decide to play softball at UK until spring break of her senior year at McCracken County High School. “I have always been the biggest Kentucky fan for everything,” said the UK freshman outfielder. “When they contacted me, hands down I wanted to come here. That was it.” She played in three state championship games at McCracken — and scored the winning run ...
  • Shannon Spake Happy To Be Voice of Shannon Spokes In Cars 3

    Shannon Spake Happy To Be Voice of Shannon Spokes In Cars 3

    Friday, May 5 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-05-05 18:40:59 GMT
    Even at Daytona Speedway, Shannon Spake found a UK fan. She will be the voice of Shannon Spokes in the new movie, Cars 3.Even at Daytona Speedway, Shannon Spake found a UK fan. She will be the voice of Shannon Spokes in the new movie, Cars 3.

    By LARRY VAUGHT Shannon Spake has always been a fan of Disney-Pixar’s movies. Now she gets to be part of one. The popular TV sports reporter, who covers NASCAR for FoxSports along with other sports, will voice on-track reporter Shannon Spokes in the film Cars 3 that will premier in theaters June 16. Just like in her real life job covering college football, college basketball and NFL as well as NASCAR, she’ll get on-track 

    By LARRY VAUGHT Shannon Spake has always been a fan of Disney-Pixar’s movies. Now she gets to be part of one. The popular TV sports reporter, who covers NASCAR for FoxSports along with other sports, will voice on-track reporter Shannon Spokes in the film Cars 3 that will premier in theaters June 16. Just like in her real life job covering college football, college basketball and NFL as well as NASCAR, she’ll get on-track 

  • WoodSongs Story To Be Featured During Derby Broadcast

    WoodSongs Story To Be Featured During Derby Broadcast

    Thursday, May 4 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-05-04 13:41:16 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - NBC News will feature a story on WoodSongs during the pre-Derby broadcast. WoodSongs is a bluegrass show that started out in a small room with 10 people and one radio station airing. Now, an audience of 65 million viewers is expected to tune into the feature Saturday about 3:20 p.m.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - NBC News will feature a story on WoodSongs during the pre-Derby broadcast. WoodSongs is a bluegrass show that started out in a small room with 10 people and one radio station airing. Now, an audience of 65 million viewers is expected to tune into the feature Saturday about 3:20 p.m.
  • Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill Downs

    Classic Empire Arrives At Churchill Downs

    Monday, April 17 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-04-17 21:51:17 GMT
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    The Derby Favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs Monday. Derby oddsmakers say that after a come-from-behind victory at the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire is now a slight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.  Classic Empire has arrived! ??: @CoadyPhoto pic.twitter.com/Wq41Cq6N7j — Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 17, 2017 Always Dreaming, the winner of the Florida Derby, will be the second choice.  Derby coverage begins on LEX ...
    The Derby Favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby arrived at Churchill Downs Monday. Derby oddsmakers say that after a come-from-behind victory at the Arkansas Derby, Classic Empire is now a slight favorite to win the Run for the Roses.  Classic Empire has arrived! ??: @CoadyPhoto pic.twitter.com/Wq41Cq6N7j — Kentucky Derby (@KentuckyDerby) April 17, 2017 Always Dreaming, the winner of the Florida Derby, will be the second choice.  Derby coverage begins on LEX ...
  • $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship Returns As Part Of Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day

    $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship Returns As Part Of Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day

    Friday, March 31 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-03-31 23:00:22 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion and Keeneland sales graduate Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day on Friday, April 7, opening day of the 2017 Spring Meet. The Runhappy Scholarship will be awarded via random drawing to one lucky full-time student after the 8th race post parade.  “Runhappy has strong ties to Kee...
    LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2017) – For the second consecutive year, Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion and Keeneland sales graduate Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland’s College Scholarship Day on Friday, April 7, opening day of the 2017 Spring Meet. The Runhappy Scholarship will be awarded via random drawing to one lucky full-time student after the 8th race post parade.  “Runhappy has strong ties to Kee...
  • Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool

    Wagering Interests Include Six Newcomers In March 31-April 2 Derby Futures Pool

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-03-28 15:44:41 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Fast And Accurate Pulls Off Upset In Spiral Stakes

    Fast And Accurate Pulls Off Upset In Spiral Stakes

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:48 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:48:59 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase.   Fast and Accurate, always close to the pace when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Mike Maker, returned $51 after finishing in 1:50.96 in leading a parade of longshots to the wire. Blueridge Traveler, a 35-1 shot, rallied late to finish second, a half-length before Convict Pike, a 10-1 shot. Kitten’s Cat, the 5-2 favorite in a fiel...
    Fast and Accurate, pulled a stunning 24-1 upset in the 46th running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Spiral Stakes, the annual Turfway showcase.   Fast and Accurate, always close to the pace when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for trainer Mike Maker, returned $51 after finishing in 1:50.96 in leading a parade of longshots to the wire. Blueridge Traveler, a 35-1 shot, rallied late to finish second, a half-length before Convict Pike, a 10-1 shot. Kitten’s Cat, the 5-2 favorite in a fiel...
  • Malagacy Wins Rebel Stakes

    Malagacy Wins Rebel Stakes

    Saturday, March 18 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-03-19 02:45:56 GMT
    Churchill DownsChurchill Downs
    Malagacy remained undefeated Saturday, mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.  The Todd Pletcher colt took the race in 1.43.00 under Javier Castellano by two lengths Sonneteer, while it was a nose back in third to Untrapped. American Anthem, who was favored while attempting to give trainer Bob Baffert his seventh win in the Rebel, finished 10th and following the race jockey Mike Smith said the horse "slipped badly" leaving the gate and str...
    Malagacy remained undefeated Saturday, mastering two turns in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes.  The Todd Pletcher colt took the race in 1.43.00 under Javier Castellano by two lengths Sonneteer, while it was a nose back in third to Untrapped. American Anthem, who was favored while attempting to give trainer Bob Baffert his seventh win in the Rebel, finished 10th and following the race jockey Mike Smith said the horse "slipped badly" leaving the gate and str...
  • Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

    Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

    Saturday, March 11 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-03-12 04:00:53 GMT
    Benoit PhotoBenoit Photo
    Despite dominating in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery is likely off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Mastery had recorded a final time of 1:42.28 for 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita's fast main track, winning by open lengths, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reporter that the Bob Baffert trained colt suffered a condylar fracture of his left front ankle, for which he will be having surgery on Monday. ...
    Despite dominating in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, Mastery is likely off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Mastery had recorded a final time of 1:42.28 for 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita's fast main track, winning by open lengths, but Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reporter that the Bob Baffert trained colt suffered a condylar fracture of his left front ankle, for which he will be having surgery on Monday. ...
  • Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby In Record Time

    Tapwrit Wins Tampa Bay Derby In Record Time

    Saturday, March 11 2017 10:30 PM EST2017-03-12 03:30:04 GMT
    Even money favorite, Tapwrit, won the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby in a stakes record time Saturday.  Tapwrit finished in 1:42.36, breaking the stakes record of 1:42.82 set by Destin last year.  The Todd Pletcher trained colt took the 1 1/16 miles race by 4 1/2 lengths over State of Honor. The runner-up in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes here last month, earned 50 qualifying points towards the 2017 Kentucky Derby, giving him 54.  State of Honor now has 20 points a...
    Even money favorite, Tapwrit, won the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby in a stakes record time Saturday.  Tapwrit finished in 1:42.36, breaking the stakes record of 1:42.82 set by Destin last year.  The Todd Pletcher trained colt took the 1 1/16 miles race by 4 1/2 lengths over State of Honor. The runner-up in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes here last month, earned 50 qualifying points towards the 2017 Kentucky Derby, giving him 54.  State of Honor now has 20 points a...
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