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NCAA approves earlier draft deadline

Posted: 04/14/2011 - INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA wants more time to debate the future of summer basketball. Those same players may not get the same luxury when it comes to the NBA draft. The Legislative Committee tabled the first proposal but approved a measure that would force basketball players to withdraw from the draft before the first day of the spring period.

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Dutrow cleared to race in Kentucky

Updated: 04/14/2011 - Kentucky Derby winning trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. can race at Keeneland after all. A Kentucky judge granted a temporary injunction against the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Thursday, a day after officials unanimously voted to deny Dutrow a racing license this year for "consistent disregard for the rules of racing."

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UK's offense outshines "D" in spring workout

Updated: 04/13/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – After Joker Phillips praised the Kentucky defense for playing well in the team’s first major scrimmage of the year last Saturday, the head football coach expressed that same pleasure after practice Wednesday morning, saying the offense responded well on a beautiful day at the Nutter Training Facility.

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Calipari may tell Liggins to enter draft

Updated: 04/13/2011 - UK coach John Calipari, in an interview this afternoon with 27 SportsFirst, said he may tell junior DeAndre Liggins to put his name up for the NBA draft. As for freshmen Brandon Knight and Terrence Jones, Calipari said it was too early to tell where everything is falling.

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Santiva early 3-1 favorite in Toyota Blue Grass

Updated: 04/13/2011 - Santiva leads a field of 12 3-year-olds for Saturday's $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. The bay colt, trained by Eddie Kenneally and ridden by Julien Leparoux, will start from the No. 3 post as the 3-1 morning line favorite for the 1 1/8-mile race over Polytrack.

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Cats edge Cards in 9th 3-2

Updated: 04/12/2011 - With the game tied at 2-2 in the top of the ninth inning, junior Chad Wright painted a one-out double down the line and senior Taylor Black connected on a 1-0 offering from Louisville flame-throwing closer Tony Zych for the go-ahead RBI single, lifting the Kentucky Wildcats to a drama-filled 3-2 win over the 28th-ranked Cardinals, in front of a UL season-high 3,245 fans on a gorgeous Tuesday night at Jim Patterson Stadium.

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Uncle Mo OK coming out of Wood Memorial

Updated: 04/12/2011 - Kentucky Derby contender Uncle Mo had a thorough physical exam after a disappointing run in the Wood Memorial, and trainer Todd Pletcher said Tuesday that the 3-year-old colt came out fine.

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Bengals announce preseason schedule

Updated: 04/12/2011 - The Bengals’ 2011 preseason schedule, released today by the NFL, features an opener renewing Cincinnati’s longest-running preseason rivalry and later games against two 2010 AFC playoff qualifiers, the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts.

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Shelvin Mack to enter draft, won't hire agent

Updated: 04/12/2011 - Junior guard Shelvin Mack, who led the Butler Bulldogs to their second consecutive NCAA championship game, will enter the 2011 NBA draft, coach Brad Stevens confirmed to Sporting News on Tuesday. Mack is not planning to sign with an agent immediately, which would allow him the option of retaining NCAA eligibility if he withdraws by the NCAA-mandated May 8 deadline. The news was first reported by ESPN.

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Tennessee Reports Another Secondary Violation

Updated: 04/11/2011 - Tennessee detailed the secondary violation in a March 25 letter to the Southeastern Conference released to The Associated Press on Monday. The name of the athlete was blacked out.

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Dunlap selected by Washington in WNBA Draft

Updated: 04/11/2011 - Kentucky All-American Victoria Dunlap was the 11th overall selection in the 2011 WNBA Draft as she was chosen by the Washington Mystics in the first round on Monday at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

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UK Swept by Auburn

Posted: 04/10/2011 - Auburn uses yet another late inning push to knock off Cats.

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A.P. Indy pensioned by Lane's End

Posted: 04/08/2011 - Two-time leading sire A.P. INDY has been pensioned at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm. The 22-year-old suffers from age-related testicular degeneration disease but is otherwise in good health. He has bred 25 mares this year and none have been confirmed in foal.

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McIlroy Is The Clubhouse Leader At The Masters'

Updated: 04/11/2011 - One of golf's brightest young stars, the 21-year-old McIlroy surged to the top of the Masters with a 7-under 65 on Thursday. He was in the clubhouse two shots clear of the field, poised to become the youngest first-round leader in Masters history.

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"Uncle Mo" Favorite at Wood Memorial

Posted: 04/06/2011 - The leading Derby contender was made the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a 10-horse field entered for Saturday's $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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UK's Dunlap invited to WNBA Draft

Updated: 04/06/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky's Victoria Dunlap will be one of the top women's basketball prospects invited to the 2011 WNBA Draft Presented by adidas Monday at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. ESPN will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 3 p.m. ET in addition to ESPN3.com offering a simulcast. ESPNU and NBA TV will broadcast the second and third rounds.

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Novosel, Notre Dame Fall In Title Game

Posted: 04/05/2011 - Scoring at will, grabbing boards and making a key steal, Danielle Adams saved her best game for the biggest stage and gave Texas A&M its first national championship.

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Batcats Roll Over Xavier, 15-2

Posted: 04/05/2011 - Behind a grand slam from catcher Luke Maile, a home run and five RBI from third baseman Thomas McCarthy and the first homer of the season from centerfielder Brian Adams, the Kentucky Wildcats pounded out a season-high 15 runs in a 15-2 drubbing of Xavier, on Tuesday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Reds stay unbeaten, defeat Houston 8-2

Posted: 04/05/2011 - Chris Heisey drove in three runs and the Cincinnati Reds took a patient approach at the plate in improving to 4-0 for the first time since their 1990 World Series championship season, beating the Houston Astros 8-2 on Tuesday night.

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Stein predicts Legends win or will dress like Bruce Pearl

Posted: 04/05/2011 - As he has every year since the Lexington Legends began play in 2001, Legends President/CEO Alan Stein has guaranteed that the team would win its opening game. And as always, he has attached a promise to do something memorable just in case the Legends aren’t able to record a victory.

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