Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Louisville’s latest College World Series appearance didn’t seem likely last week with the Cardinals needing three wins in 27 hours just to stay in the NCAA tournament. They’re headed to Omaha for the fourth time in seven years riding a five-game winning streak featuring big offense and strong pitching that was missing when the postseason began. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.
UNDATED _ Southeastern Conference coaches say the grind of their regular-season schedule prepares them for the postseason. Sure enough, the league that produced the most picks in this month’s draft also makes up half the College World Series field as Arkansas, Auburn, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt remain in title contention. By Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
BALTIMORE _ Baltimore has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owners of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series’ middle jewel. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
OCEANPORT, N.J. _ The trainer of Maximum Security plans to decide Thursday whether the colt will race this weekend in his first start since finishing first in the Kentucky Derby and being disqualified. Jason Servis was uncertain Wednesday whether to run Maximum Security on Sunday in the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. The $150,000 race for 3-year-olds will be run over 1 1/16 miles. SENT: 270 words.
_JAGUARS-WILLIAMS, from Jacksonville, Fla.: Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Quincy Williams, a third-round draft pick from Murray State, has signed his rookie contract. SENT: 150 words.
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