Updated: 6:54 PM By WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Larry Jones is halfway to history.
Proud Spell drew away down the stretch to win the $500,000
Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs, giving her homespun
trainer a shot at pulling off an unprecedented Oaks-Kentucky Derby
Posted: 4:41 PM By BEN WALKER
AP National Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - When it comes to picking a Kentucky Derby
favorite, a lot of people simply play the name game. Be it cute,
curious or catchy, that can be the deciding factor.
Posted: 4:26 PM New UK Basketball signee Josh Harrelson says Billy Gillispie has told him he could get 60-70 touches per game. The forward also talks about the biggest crowd he played in front of last year in junior college.
Updated: 11:50 AM Billy Gillispie received a verbal commitment from one of the top players in the class of 2010. Dominique Ferguson is ranked as the 8th best player in the sophomore class by scout.com.
Posted: 2:08 PM About 10 years ago, Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.'s address was Barn 1, Tack Room D, Aqueduct Racetrack, New York. Park Avenue, it wasn't. From there to here, Dutrow has emerged as one of the nation's top trainers. He also happens to have the expected favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby in unbeaten Big Brown.
Posted: 5:22 PM LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kent Desormeaux is having fun again.
Gone are the dark days that prompted his relocation from
Southern California to the East Coast two years ago - days when all
he had to show for his efforts were mounting losses.
Posted: 2:46 PM Eastern Kentucky University head women’s basketball coach Larry Joe Inman announced his retirement Tuesday at an afternoon press conference in Alumni Coliseum, just a few feet away from the court that he called home for the last 20 years. Inman ends his 28-year college coaching career with 480 wins, a 60 percent winning percentage, 10 Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championships, six OVC tournament titles, eight OVC Coach of the Year awards and six NCAA tournament appearances.
Updated: 10:14 AM UK coach Rich Brooks says that NFL teams took all of his players too late in the NFL Draft. Listen to our entire interview with Brooks as a part of Wildcat Nation, wkyt.com's sports podcast.
Updated: 6:22 PM University of Kentucky center Eric Scott and running back/kick returner Rafael Little have signed free-agent contracts with the Tennessee Titans and linebacker Wesley Woodyard has signed a free-agent deal with the Denver Broncos.
UK now has seven players from the 2007 senior class involved with the National Football League as quarterback André Woodson (New York Giants), tight end Jacob Tamme (Indianapolis), wide receiver Keenan Burton (St. Louis) and wide receiver Steve Johnson (Buffalo) were drafted on Sunday.
Updated: 12:52 PM Behindatthebar will not run in Saturday's
Kentucky Derby, paving the way for Denis of Cork to be part of the
Todd Pletcher, who trains Behindatthebar, said Monday that after
talking it over with owners Satish and Sasha Sanan, "We all
thought 16 days between two races was a lot of pressure to put on a
Updated: 12:05 AM Four University of Kentucky football players were selected in the National Football League Draft on Sunday.
* TE Jacob Tamme, fourth round by the Indianapolis Colts (127th overall)
* WR Keenan Burton, fourth round by the St. Louis Rams (128th overall)
* QB Andre' Woodson, sixth round by the New York Giants (198th overall)
* WR Steve Johnson, seventh round by the Buffalo Bills (224th overall)
Updated: 7:12 PM Sawyer Carroll’s two out, two-run triple in the top of the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie, giving the No. 17 Kentucky baseball team series-securing 3-1 win over the 10th-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores, in the rubber match on Sunday afternoon in front of 2,127 fans at Charles Hawkins Field.
Updated: 5:17 PM LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky offensive tackle Garry Williams has been named to the preseason watch list for the prestigious Outland Trophy, given to the best interior lineman in college football.