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  • Sara Sims Named Kentucky Softball Director of Operations

    Sara Sims Named Kentucky Softball Director of Operations

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:38:05 GMT
    Kentucky softball has added Sara Sims to its staff as the Director of Operations, it was announced by head coach Rachel Lawson on Monday afternoon. “I’m really excited for this opportunity to work with Rachel Lawson and the Kentucky softball team,” Sims said on Monday. “I’ve always admired the program, and have loved working with them during my time at Kentucky. I can’t wait to get started in my new position and be a small part of this team&rsquo...
    Kentucky softball has added Sara Sims to its staff as the Director of Operations, it was announced by head coach Rachel Lawson on Monday afternoon. “I’m really excited for this opportunity to work with Rachel Lawson and the Kentucky softball team,” Sims said on Monday. “I’ve always admired the program, and have loved working with them during my time at Kentucky. I can’t wait to get started in my new position and be a small part of this team&rsquo...
  • Kentucky Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

    Kentucky Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:47:49 GMT
    For the fourth-consecutive season, the Kentucky volleyball program earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award honoring its work in the classroom for the 2017-18 season. "I am proud of our team for their effort in the classroom," head coach Craig Skinner said. "Our academic culture is excellent and a lot of the credit goes to Amy Craiglow for helping us achieve this goal for the fourth straight year. She guides our players through th...
    For the fourth-consecutive season, the Kentucky volleyball program earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award honoring its work in the classroom for the 2017-18 season. "I am proud of our team for their effort in the classroom," head coach Craig Skinner said. "Our academic culture is excellent and a lot of the credit goes to Amy Craiglow for helping us achieve this goal for the fourth straight year. She guides our players through th...
  • J.D. Shelburne Wants To “Hang” With As Many UK Fans As Possible During His Time At Barbasol Championship Saturday

    J.D. Shelburne Wants To “Hang” With As Many UK Fans As Possible During His Time At Barbasol Championship Saturday

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-07-16 10:00:25 GMT
    Singer J.D. Shelburne talked with WLEX personalities Lee Cruse and Hayley Harmon about his concert at the Barbasol Championship Saturday.Singer J.D. Shelburne talked with WLEX personalities Lee Cruse and Hayley Harmon about his concert at the Barbasol Championship Saturday.
    Singer J.D. Shelburne talked with WLEX personalities Lee Cruse and Hayley Harmon about his concert at the Barbasol Championship Saturday.Singer J.D. Shelburne talked with WLEX personalities Lee Cruse and Hayley Harmon about his concert at the Barbasol Championship Saturday.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Because he’s not an avid golfer, excuse country singer J.D. Shelburne for not knowing what the Barbasol Championship was when he got a call inquiring about him playing during the PGA Tour stop in Jessamine County this week. However, it didn’t take long for the Kentucky native — who now lives in Nashville — to figure out what a “big deal” the golf tournament is and quickly say yes to playing a concert at Keene Trace Golf Club Saturd...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Because he’s not an avid golfer, excuse country singer J.D. Shelburne for not knowing what the Barbasol Championship was when he got a call inquiring about him playing during the PGA Tour stop in Jessamine County this week. However, it didn’t take long for the Kentucky native — who now lives in Nashville — to figure out what a “big deal” the golf tournament is and quickly say yes to playing a concert at Keene Trace Golf Club Saturd...
  • Former Wildcat Kyle Meadows Waived by Packers

    Former Wildcat Kyle Meadows Waived by Packers

    Sunday, July 15 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-07-15 04:44:20 GMT
    Former Kentucky Offensive lineman Kyle Meadows has been waived by the Green Bay Packers, this according to Field Yates of ESPN. Meadows had signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 4. Meadows started his final 35 games at Kentucky.
    Former Kentucky Offensive lineman Kyle Meadows has been waived by the Green Bay Packers, this according to Field Yates of ESPN. Meadows had signed with Green Bay as an undrafted free agent on May 4. Meadows started his final 35 games at Kentucky.
  • Demps: Randle, Payton Additions Make Pelicans Better

    Demps: Randle, Payton Additions Make Pelicans Better

    Saturday, July 14 2018 12:14 AM EDT2018-07-14 04:14:08 GMT
    AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillAP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
    AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillAP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
    Whether the Pelicans are better off with Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton than they were with DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo remains to be seen.      All general manager Dell Demps could do on Friday, as he sat between his two new players, was offer assurances that New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was an ardent advocate for signing Randle and suggest that the "two-way" abilities of Payton and Randle give the Pelicans a promising opportunity to build on a fo...
    Whether the Pelicans are better off with Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton than they were with DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo remains to be seen.      All general manager Dell Demps could do on Friday, as he sat between his two new players, was offer assurances that New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis was an ardent advocate for signing Randle and suggest that the "two-way" abilities of Payton and Randle give the Pelicans a promising opportunity to build on a fo...
  • Carlin Wins Marion Miley Invitational; Chang Places Third

    Carlin Wins Marion Miley Invitational; Chang Places Third

    Friday, July 13 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-07-13 22:12:25 GMT
    If Friday’s showing at the Marion Miley Invitational is any indication, the Kentucky women’s golf team appears to be poised for a strong season in 2018-19, which begins in just two months. Led by senior Claire Carlin’s individual championship, five Wildcats finished in the top seven in the 45-player field at the Lexington Country Club. Carlin captured top honors with an even-par 144 to edge Western Kentucky’s Bailey Tyree by two strokes. Junior Josephine ...
    If Friday’s showing at the Marion Miley Invitational is any indication, the Kentucky women’s golf team appears to be poised for a strong season in 2018-19, which begins in just two months. Led by senior Claire Carlin’s individual championship, five Wildcats finished in the top seven in the 45-player field at the Lexington Country Club. Carlin captured top honors with an even-par 144 to edge Western Kentucky’s Bailey Tyree by two strokes. Junior Josephine ...
  • Midsummer Madness: Upsets Continue at NBA Summer League

    Midsummer Madness: Upsets Continue at NBA Summer League

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:07:19 GMT
    MGN GraphicsMGN Graphics
    MGN GraphicsMGN Graphics

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Call it Midsummer Madness.      The NBA Summer League tournament is shaping up to be the most unpredictable bet in Las Vegas. The 30th and final seed advanced Thursday along with a No. 26 and a No. 27, after a No. 24, 25 and 29 all won a day earlier.      The 30 teams in the Summer League all played three preliminary round games and then were seeded for the tournament. It didn't take long to determine those seedings were meaningless.

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Call it Midsummer Madness.      The NBA Summer League tournament is shaping up to be the most unpredictable bet in Las Vegas. The 30th and final seed advanced Thursday along with a No. 26 and a No. 27, after a No. 24, 25 and 29 all won a day earlier.      The 30 teams in the Summer League all played three preliminary round games and then were seeded for the tournament. It didn't take long to determine those seedings were meaningless.

  • UK Football Fan Day Set for Aug. 4

    UK Football Fan Day Set for Aug. 4

    Thursday, July 12 2018 3:12 PM EDT2018-07-12 19:12:52 GMT
    Kentucky football has set a date for Fan Day, with the popular annual event to take place on Saturday, Aug. 4. Fan Day will kick off with an autograph session at Nutter Field House from 9-10:15 a.m. All UK players and coaches, including head coach Mark Stoops, will be available for autographs. Following the autograph session, fans are invited to an open practice starting at 11 a.m. at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility practice fields. In the case of inclement weather, the...
    Kentucky football has set a date for Fan Day, with the popular annual event to take place on Saturday, Aug. 4. Fan Day will kick off with an autograph session at Nutter Field House from 9-10:15 a.m. All UK players and coaches, including head coach Mark Stoops, will be available for autographs. Following the autograph session, fans are invited to an open practice starting at 11 a.m. at the Joe Craft Football Training Facility practice fields. In the case of inclement weather, the...
  • Being Picked To Win SEC Not A Total Surprise To Kentucky Coach Craig Skinner

    Being Picked To Win SEC Not A Total Surprise To Kentucky Coach Craig Skinner

    Thursday, July 12 2018 4:47 AM EDT2018-07-12 08:47:26 GMT
    Madison Lilley (3) is one of three UK players on the preseason all-SEC volleyball team. (Vicky Graff Photo)Madison Lilley (3) is one of three UK players on the preseason all-SEC volleyball team. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Madison Lilley (3) is one of three UK players on the preseason all-SEC volleyball team. (Vicky Graff Photo)Madison Lilley (3) is one of three UK players on the preseason all-SEC volleyball team. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky volleyball has never been picked to win the Southeastern Conference championship— at least not until this year. Yet as impressive as that is, it’s even more impressive that despite the loss of some experienced stars off last year’s team that shared the SEC title that being picked to win the title was not a surprise to Kentucky coach Craig Skinner. “In some ways it was kind of expected that we would be first or second. It is not a sur...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky volleyball has never been picked to win the Southeastern Conference championship— at least not until this year. Yet as impressive as that is, it’s even more impressive that despite the loss of some experienced stars off last year’s team that shared the SEC title that being picked to win the title was not a surprise to Kentucky coach Craig Skinner. “In some ways it was kind of expected that we would be first or second. It is not a sur...
  • Forbes: Papa John's Founder John Schnatter Used N-Word During Conference Call

    Forbes: Papa John's Founder John Schnatter Used N-Word During Conference Call

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 3:52 PM EDT2018-07-11 19:52:24 GMT

    (Forbes) Papa John's founder and chairman, John Schnatter, is accused of using the n-word on a conference call in May, according to a report from Forbes that cites a source with knowledge. They report that the alleged call was between Papa John's executives and the marketing agency Laundry Service. Laundry Service was reportedly asked to help manage Schnatter's 'comeback' after he publicly criticized NFL leadership over the national anthem protests by football players.

    (Forbes) Papa John's founder and chairman, John Schnatter, is accused of using the n-word on a conference call in May, according to a report from Forbes that cites a source with knowledge. They report that the alleged call was between Papa John's executives and the marketing agency Laundry Service. Laundry Service was reportedly asked to help manage Schnatter's 'comeback' after he publicly criticized NFL leadership over the national anthem protests by football players.

  • UK Has 78 Student-Athletes on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

    UK Has 78 Student-Athletes on SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:52 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:52:34 GMT
    Student-athletes at the University of Kentucky combined to earn a total of 78 spots on the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Wednesday.  Kentucky was fourth overall for having the most student-athletes on the list. UK had the most honorees in the sport of baseball (19), while tying for the top spot in women’s basketball (four) and gymnastics (five). The 2017-18 First-Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2017 s...
    Student-athletes at the University of Kentucky combined to earn a total of 78 spots on the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll, the league announced Wednesday.  Kentucky was fourth overall for having the most student-athletes on the list. UK had the most honorees in the sport of baseball (19), while tying for the top spot in women’s basketball (four) and gymnastics (five). The 2017-18 First-Year Academic Honor Roll is based on grades from the 2017 s...
  • Funeral Arrangements Announced For Former UK Star Ramsey

    Funeral Arrangements Announced For Former UK Star Ramsey

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 2:18 PM EDT2018-07-11 18:18:59 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics

    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Arrangements have been announced for former University of Kentucky star athlete Frank Vernon Ramsey Jr. Ramsey, a Kentucky men’s basketball national champion, All-American and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, died Sunday morning from natural causes in his hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. His 87th birthday would have been Friday.

    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Arrangements have been announced for former University of Kentucky star athlete Frank Vernon Ramsey Jr. Ramsey, a Kentucky men’s basketball national champion, All-American and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, died Sunday morning from natural causes in his hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. His 87th birthday would have been Friday.

  • 'Indentured Servants': Former UofL Athletes Sue The NCAA

    'Indentured Servants': Former UofL Athletes Sue The NCAA

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-07-11 17:31:08 GMT

    (LEX 18) — The law firm Morgan & Morgan announced Wednesday it is suing the NCAA on behalf of some former University of Louisville men's basketball players. The NCAA vacated the team's 2013 championship and 122 other victories following a highly publicized sex scandal involving escorts and recruits. The scandal also culminated in the firing of former Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Coach Rick Pitino.

    (LEX 18) — The law firm Morgan & Morgan announced Wednesday it is suing the NCAA on behalf of some former University of Louisville men's basketball players. The NCAA vacated the team's 2013 championship and 122 other victories following a highly publicized sex scandal involving escorts and recruits. The scandal also culminated in the firing of former Athletic Director Tom Jurich and Coach Rick Pitino.

  • Tim Couch Was Ready To Leave Kentucky For Tennessee Before Hal Mumme Arrived

    Tim Couch Was Ready To Leave Kentucky For Tennessee Before Hal Mumme Arrived

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 4:40 AM EDT2018-07-11 08:40:37 GMT
    Former quarterback Tim Couch was part of the search process that brought Mark Stoops to UK and he likes everything Stoops has done.Former quarterback Tim Couch was part of the search process that brought Mark Stoops to UK and he likes everything Stoops has done.
    Former quarterback Tim Couch was part of the search process that brought Mark Stoops to UK and he likes everything Stoops has done.Former quarterback Tim Couch was part of the search process that brought Mark Stoops to UK and he likes everything Stoops has done.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Quarterback Tim Couch played three years at Kentucky after a record-setting career at Leslie County High School and became one of the most popular players ever to play for the Wildcats. However, if UK had not fired coach Bill Curry after his freshman year, he would never have stayed at UK and became the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns and got UK to the Outback Bowl his final season.  “I actually was not very excited a...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Quarterback Tim Couch played three years at Kentucky after a record-setting career at Leslie County High School and became one of the most popular players ever to play for the Wildcats. However, if UK had not fired coach Bill Curry after his freshman year, he would never have stayed at UK and became the No. 1 overall pick in the 1999 NFL draft by the Cleveland Browns and got UK to the Outback Bowl his final season.  “I actually was not very excited a...
  • Former Wildcat Ben Stow Wins Prague Golf Challenge

    Former Wildcat Ben Stow Wins Prague Golf Challenge

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 6:20 PM EDT2018-07-10 22:20:20 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Former Kentucky men’s golfer Ben Stow shot a 7-under par score on the final day of play at the Prague Golf Challenge to secure his first European Challenge Tour win on Sunday. Stow was one of 12 players within three shots of the lead entering the final round, but the lowest score on the course on the final day enabled the former UK great to secure the win and move into the top 20 of the Road to Ras Al Khaimah rankings. A native of Salisbury, England, Stow was a two-year le...
    Former Kentucky men’s golfer Ben Stow shot a 7-under par score on the final day of play at the Prague Golf Challenge to secure his first European Challenge Tour win on Sunday. Stow was one of 12 players within three shots of the lead entering the final round, but the lowest score on the course on the final day enabled the former UK great to secure the win and move into the top 20 of the Road to Ras Al Khaimah rankings. A native of Salisbury, England, Stow was a two-year le...
  • Wildcats’ Big Blue Bahamas Games to be Televised by SEC Network

    Wildcats’ Big Blue Bahamas Games to be Televised by SEC Network

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-07-10 19:22:43 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    It won't be able to replace the paradise that's just outside the arena, but for Kentucky men's basketball fans who are unable to make it to the Bahamas in August for UK's foreign exhibition tour, they're still in luck: The SEC Network will televise all four games from the Atlantis on Paradise Island.   The ESPN college basketball crew of Tom Hart (play-by-play), Seth Greenberg (analyst) and Dan Dakich (analyst) will be on the call to bring fans all the game action, live from the ...
    It won't be able to replace the paradise that's just outside the arena, but for Kentucky men's basketball fans who are unable to make it to the Bahamas in August for UK's foreign exhibition tour, they're still in luck: The SEC Network will televise all four games from the Atlantis on Paradise Island.   The ESPN college basketball crew of Tom Hart (play-by-play), Seth Greenberg (analyst) and Dan Dakich (analyst) will be on the call to bring fans all the game action, live from the ...
  • Kentucky Commit Tyrese Maxey More Than Just A Scorer

    Kentucky Commit Tyrese Maxey More Than Just A Scorer

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 4:38 AM EDT2018-07-10 08:38:27 GMT
    Tyrese Maxey could help attract other recruits to Kentucky.Tyrese Maxey could help attract other recruits to Kentucky.
    Tyrese Maxey could help attract other recruits to Kentucky.Tyrese Maxey could help attract other recruits to Kentucky.
    By LARRY VAUGHT Just in case you may have had doubts about why getting a commitment from Texas junior guard Tyrese Maxey was so important for Kentucky, especially as early as he did it, then put them out of your mind. The five-star Maxey is regarded as one of the nation’s best scoring guards and did nothing to tarnish that reputation by averaging 21.9 points per game in the Nike EYBL. However, just as he did when he played for the gold-medal winning USA under 17 team when...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Just in case you may have had doubts about why getting a commitment from Texas junior guard Tyrese Maxey was so important for Kentucky, especially as early as he did it, then put them out of your mind. The five-star Maxey is regarded as one of the nation’s best scoring guards and did nothing to tarnish that reputation by averaging 21.9 points per game in the Nike EYBL. However, just as he did when he played for the gold-medal winning USA under 17 team when...
  • Registration for 2018 John Calipari Draft Academy Open

    Registration for 2018 John Calipari Draft Academy Open

    Monday, July 9 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-07-09 20:40:30 GMT
    Kentucky men’s basketball’s young fan base will have another chance to see UK’s 2018 NBA Draft class in person during this year’s 2018 John Calipari Draft Academy, which will be held Aug. 1 and 2 at the Seaton Center and Johnson Center on the University of Kentucky campus. Scholarship opportunities for children of non-salary University of Kentucky employees to attend the camp are available. Hamidou Diallo, Wenyen Gabriel, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox ...
    Kentucky men’s basketball’s young fan base will have another chance to see UK’s 2018 NBA Draft class in person during this year’s 2018 John Calipari Draft Academy, which will be held Aug. 1 and 2 at the Seaton Center and Johnson Center on the University of Kentucky campus. Scholarship opportunities for children of non-salary University of Kentucky employees to attend the camp are available. Hamidou Diallo, Wenyen Gabriel, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox ...
  • Knox, Gilgeous-Alexander Impress Again in Summer League

    Knox, Gilgeous-Alexander Impress Again in Summer League

    Monday, July 9 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-07-09 16:03:26 GMT
    AP Photo/Damian DovarganesAP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
    AP Photo/Damian DovarganesAP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
    Kevin Knox led the New York Knicks in scoring once again, however, he didn't shoot it great from the floor. After scoring 22 points in his professional debut, Knox tallied 19 in his second go-around, this time on 5-15 shooting and 2-7 from three-point range. His Knicks lost to the Jazz 90-85. Isaiah Briscoe scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds for the Magic in their win over the Grizzlies. Briscoe shot 3-7 from the floor in his 24 minutes of action. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander w...
    Kevin Knox led the New York Knicks in scoring once again, however, he didn't shoot it great from the floor. After scoring 22 points in his professional debut, Knox tallied 19 in his second go-around, this time on 5-15 shooting and 2-7 from three-point range. His Knicks lost to the Jazz 90-85. Isaiah Briscoe scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds for the Magic in their win over the Grizzlies. Briscoe shot 3-7 from the floor in his 24 minutes of action. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander w...
  • Receivers Understand Value of Committing To Kentucky Early

    Receivers Understand Value of Committing To Kentucky Early

    Monday, July 9 2018 6:34 AM EDT2018-07-09 10:34:07 GMT
    Receivers Demontae Crumes of Louisville, above, and Demarcus Harris of Florida understood the value of committing to UK early. (Louisville Butler Photo)Receivers Demontae Crumes of Louisville, above, and Demarcus Harris of Florida understood the value of committing to UK early. (Louisville Butler Photo)
    Receivers Demontae Crumes of Louisville, above, and Demarcus Harris of Florida understood the value of committing to UK early. (Louisville Butler Photo)Receivers Demontae Crumes of Louisville, above, and Demarcus Harris of Florida understood the value of committing to UK early. (Louisville Butler Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Receivers seem to understand that Kentucky has specific needs for its 2019 recruiting class. Vero Beach (Fla.) receiver Demarcus Harris joined Louisville Butler receiver Demontae Crumes in Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class last week — and it was no surprise to CatsPause247 recruiting analyst Josh Edwards. “There are a lot of schools that receive commitments soon after offering but that is not common for Kentucky with out-of-state players,”...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Receivers seem to understand that Kentucky has specific needs for its 2019 recruiting class. Vero Beach (Fla.) receiver Demarcus Harris joined Louisville Butler receiver Demontae Crumes in Kentucky’s 2019 recruiting class last week — and it was no surprise to CatsPause247 recruiting analyst Josh Edwards. “There are a lot of schools that receive commitments soon after offering but that is not common for Kentucky with out-of-state players,”...
  • Former UK Men’s Basketball All-American Frank Ramsey Dead at 86

    Former UK Men’s Basketball All-American Frank Ramsey Dead at 86

    Sunday, July 8 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-07-08 20:14:47 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Frank Ramsey, a Kentucky men’s basketball national champion, All-American and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, died Sunday morning from natural causes in his hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. His 87th birthday would have been Friday. Ramsey was a key contributor on Kentucky’s 1951 national championship team and one of the stars of the 1954 team that went a perfect 25-0 but declined an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. A five-year star (1950-54) and three-time All-Ameri...
    Frank Ramsey, a Kentucky men’s basketball national champion, All-American and UK Athletics Hall of Famer, died Sunday morning from natural causes in his hometown of Madisonville, Kentucky. His 87th birthday would have been Friday. Ramsey was a key contributor on Kentucky’s 1951 national championship team and one of the stars of the 1954 team that went a perfect 25-0 but declined an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. A five-year star (1950-54) and three-time All-Ameri...
  • Malik Monk Will Miss Entire Summer League with Fractured Right Thumb

    Malik Monk Will Miss Entire Summer League with Fractured Right Thumb

    Sunday, July 8 2018 12:01 AM EDT2018-07-08 04:01:46 GMT
    AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIAP Photo/Frank Franklin II
    AP Photo/Frank Franklin IIAP Photo/Frank Franklin II
    Malik Monk will miss the remainder of the summer and will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks for a fractured right thumb. Monk sustained the injury Friday against the Thunder. Last season, Monk played in 63 games averaging 13.6 minutes per game and 6.7 points.
    Malik Monk will miss the remainder of the summer and will be re-evaluated in six to eight weeks for a fractured right thumb. Monk sustained the injury Friday against the Thunder. Last season, Monk played in 63 games averaging 13.6 minutes per game and 6.7 points.
  • For Summer Vet Goodwin, NBA Hope Springs Eternal

    For Summer Vet Goodwin, NBA Hope Springs Eternal

    Saturday, July 7 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-07-08 03:57:39 GMT
    AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliAP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
    AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliAP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
    Archie Goodwin is about to set a record.      It won't be cause for celebration.      Goodwin is a veteran of 165 NBA games, has scored 20 points on 10 occasions, and had a monthlong stretch with Phoenix two years ago when he started and averaged 16 points per game while playing against a slew of All-Stars in that span.      He thinks he's proven.      The rest of the league doesn't see it the same way. So he's back in the NB...
    Archie Goodwin is about to set a record.      It won't be cause for celebration.      Goodwin is a veteran of 165 NBA games, has scored 20 points on 10 occasions, and had a monthlong stretch with Phoenix two years ago when he started and averaged 16 points per game while playing against a slew of All-Stars in that span.      He thinks he's proven.      The rest of the league doesn't see it the same way. So he's back in the NB...
  • Knox, Diallo shine in Professional Debuts

    Knox, Diallo shine in Professional Debuts

    Saturday, July 7 2018 10:50 PM EDT2018-07-08 02:50:46 GMT
    AP Photo/Kevin HagenAP Photo/Kevin Hagen
    AP Photo/Kevin HagenAP Photo/Kevin Hagen
    Kevin Knox shined in his professional debut, throwing down dunks and leading the way for New York. The former Kentucky standout scored 22 points on 8-20 from the floor. Knox also grabbed eight rebounds in his 30 minutes of action. His Knicks took down the Hawks 91-89. Hamidou Diallo also scored a team-high in his NBA debut. Diallo had 19 points on 7-11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in the Thunder's 90-76 win over Brooklyn. Dakari Johnson added 11 points and six boards in the ...
    Kevin Knox shined in his professional debut, throwing down dunks and leading the way for New York. The former Kentucky standout scored 22 points on 8-20 from the floor. Knox also grabbed eight rebounds in his 30 minutes of action. His Knicks took down the Hawks 91-89. Hamidou Diallo also scored a team-high in his NBA debut. Diallo had 19 points on 7-11 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in the Thunder's 90-76 win over Brooklyn. Dakari Johnson added 11 points and six boards in the ...
  • Kentucky Volleyball Season Tickets On Sale Now

    Kentucky Volleyball Season Tickets On Sale Now

    Friday, July 6 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-07-06 23:32:12 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    Kentucky volleyball is coming off a historic season that saw the team win a Southeastern Conference Championship and make a trip to the Elite Eight, and it is time for fans to help keep the momentum going by purchasing season tickets for the 2018 campaign. UK’s schedule features 13 home matches, including non-conference matches against Big 12 power Kansas, College of Charleston, Chattanooga and regional-foe Dayton. The Wildcats will host nine SEC teams, including SEC Co-Champ...
    Kentucky volleyball is coming off a historic season that saw the team win a Southeastern Conference Championship and make a trip to the Elite Eight, and it is time for fans to help keep the momentum going by purchasing season tickets for the 2018 campaign. UK’s schedule features 13 home matches, including non-conference matches against Big 12 power Kansas, College of Charleston, Chattanooga and regional-foe Dayton. The Wildcats will host nine SEC teams, including SEC Co-Champ...
  • Josh Teater Would Love To Have Rich Brooks At Barbasol Championship In July

    Josh Teater Would Love To Have Rich Brooks At Barbasol Championship In July

    Thursday, June 28 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-06-28 14:04:05 GMT
    Josh Teater, right, hopes fans understand how many good players will be playing in the Barbasol Championship. (Larry Vaught Photo)Josh Teater, right, hopes fans understand how many good players will be playing in the Barbasol Championship. (Larry Vaught Photo)
    Josh Teater, right, hopes fans understand how many good players will be playing in the Barbasol Championship. (Larry Vaught Photo)Josh Teater, right, hopes fans understand how many good players will be playing in the Barbasol Championship. (Larry Vaught Photo)

    By LARRY VAUGHT Former Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks enjoys playing golf and there’s no one that golfer Josh Teater would rather see back in the Bluegrass for the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Jessamine County in mid-July. Teater, a Kentucky native, is currently 22nd on the Web.com Tour with $108,643 in winnings, including two top 10 finishes. The top 25 money winners earn a PGA TOUR card for 2019. Teater and Brooks became friends through social medi...

    By LARRY VAUGHT Former Kentucky football coach Rich Brooks enjoys playing golf and there’s no one that golfer Josh Teater would rather see back in the Bluegrass for the Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Jessamine County in mid-July. Teater, a Kentucky native, is currently 22nd on the Web.com Tour with $108,643 in winnings, including two top 10 finishes. The top 25 money winners earn a PGA TOUR card for 2019. Teater and Brooks became friends through social medi...

  • UK Commit Tyrese Maxey Likes Being Able To Expand Game With Team USA

    UK Commit Tyrese Maxey Likes Being Able To Expand Game With Team USA

    Monday, June 11 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-06-11 12:59:31 GMT
    By LARRY VAUGHT He’s been heavily pursued by some of the nation’s best college basketball coaches, including John Calipari, but Texas junior guard Tyrese Maxey was thrilled to make the USA under 18 team that is playing in the FIBA Americas Championship this week. “It is a great accomplishment to represent my country and spend time with all these great athletes. I just went into it with a positive attitude, played my game and did what the coach wanted,” said M...
    By LARRY VAUGHT He’s been heavily pursued by some of the nation’s best college basketball coaches, including John Calipari, but Texas junior guard Tyrese Maxey was thrilled to make the USA under 18 team that is playing in the FIBA Americas Championship this week. “It is a great accomplishment to represent my country and spend time with all these great athletes. I just went into it with a positive attitude, played my game and did what the coach wanted,” said M...
  • Former UK Standout George Adams Loves The Way Benny Snell Runs

    Former UK Standout George Adams Loves The Way Benny Snell Runs

    Monday, May 28 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:00:18 GMT
    George Adams, left, with his son and wife at the NFL draft where the Jets picked his son in the first round. Adams thinks UK running back Benny Snell will be a good NFL player.George Adams, left, with his son and wife at the NFL draft where the Jets picked his son in the first round. Adams thinks UK running back Benny Snell will be a good NFL player.
    George Adams, left, with his son and wife at the NFL draft where the Jets picked his son in the first round. Adams thinks UK running back Benny Snell will be a good NFL player.George Adams, left, with his son and wife at the NFL draft where the Jets picked his son in the first round. Adams thinks UK running back Benny Snell will be a good NFL player.

    By LARRY VAUGHT George Adams appreciates what Benny Snell has done at Kentucky the last two years and also understands how difficult it could be for the junior running back to maintain that success this season. “It’s real hard for a kid to be able to run the way he is running year after year,” said Adams, a former UK running back and former first-round NFL draft pick....

    By LARRY VAUGHT George Adams appreciates what Benny Snell has done at Kentucky the last two years and also understands how difficult it could be for the junior running back to maintain that success this season. “It’s real hard for a kid to be able to run the way he is running year after year,” said Adams, a former UK running back and former first-round NFL draft pick....

  • No. 20 Kentucky Travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday

    No. 20 Kentucky Travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:14:04 GMT

    Following a week off from Southeastern Conference play, in which Kentucky won four-straight games, all in run-rule fashion, the Wildcats will now set their sights back on Eastern Kentucky for the return trip of a home-and-home with the Colonels on Tuesday night in Richmond. The game will commence at 6 p.m. ET from Gertrude Hood Field on the campus of Eastern Kentucky and will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Kentucky got off to a fast start against the Colonels last ...

    Following a week off from Southeastern Conference play, in which Kentucky won four-straight games, all in run-rule fashion, the Wildcats will now set their sights back on Eastern Kentucky for the return trip of a home-and-home with the Colonels on Tuesday night in Richmond. The game will commence at 6 p.m. ET from Gertrude Hood Field on the campus of Eastern Kentucky and will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Kentucky got off to a fast start against the Colonels last ...

  • Jockey Perry Ouzts Rides 50,000th Career Race

    Jockey Perry Ouzts Rides 50,000th Career Race

    Sunday, March 4 2018 12:26 AM EST2018-03-04 05:26:59 GMT
    Ageless jockey Perry Ouzts rode the 50,000th race of his long career Saturday when he hustled Need the Wall out of the gate in the third race at Turfway Park. Now 63 years old, Ouzts currently ranks ninth by wins among all jockeys in the history of North American racing with 6,881. He also has 6,509 seconds and 6,181 thirds and has accumulated purse earnings of nearly $44.5 million since he was legged up for the first time in 1973. Known for getting a horse out of the gate in a ...
    Ageless jockey Perry Ouzts rode the 50,000th race of his long career Saturday when he hustled Need the Wall out of the gate in the third race at Turfway Park. Now 63 years old, Ouzts currently ranks ninth by wins among all jockeys in the history of North American racing with 6,881. He also has 6,509 seconds and 6,181 thirds and has accumulated purse earnings of nearly $44.5 million since he was legged up for the first time in 1973. Known for getting a horse out of the gate in a ...
  • Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Monday, January 29 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-01-29 16:47:16 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp

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

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

  • UK 103 Thomas More 61

    UK 103 Thomas More 61

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

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

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

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

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

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

  • 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
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    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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