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No Triple Crown: Shackleford takes Preakness

Posted: 05/21/2011 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Sweating profusely, bucking and kicking until six crewmen finally shoved him into the No. 5 slot, Shackleford looked like he wanted no part of the Preakness.

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Softball Wildcats upset Michigan, move on to NCAA Regional final

Posted: 05/21/2011 - ANN ARBOR Mich. - Using a 7-6 upset of the nation's No. 2 ranked squad and the NCAA Tournament's No. 10 overall seed in Michigan, the 21st-ranked Kentucky softball team advanced to the regional final behind another impressive offensive performance Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich. Kentucky is now just one win away from advancing to its first NCAA Super Regional. UK will take the field at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, airing live on ESPN for the right to advance to the next round.

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Feaster grabs second-round lead at Cherry Blossom

Updated: 05/20/2011 - Georgetown, Ky. - May 20, 2011 - Scott Feaster backed up his first-round 67 with a Friday-best 62 to jump out to a three shot lead over Casey Wittenberg in the NGA/Hooters Tour’s Cherry Blossom Classic.

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Softball Wildcats advance in NCAA Tournament

Posted: 05/20/2011 - ANN ARBOR Mich. – The 21st-ranked Kentucky softball team benefited from a pair of two-run homers from junior Brittany Cervantes and senior Megan Yocke while riding the right-arm of junior ace Chanda Bell to an 8-0 NCAA opening victory over No. 20 Notre Dame, Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich. The victory came in a five-inning shortened game as UK set a new standard for victories in a season with 37.

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Archarcharch to stand at Spendthrift

Posted: 05/20/2011 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Archarcharch, who had surgery after injuring his left front ankle in the Kentucky Derby, is headed off to a new career as a stallion.

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Louisville football to lose scholarships

Posted: 05/20/2011 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The University of Louisville football team will lose three scholarships for the class of 2011 after failing to meet the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate standard.

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Batcats lose series opener to Florida

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Mike Zunino launched a pair of home runs, one to tie the game in the third and a second to erase a one-run Kentucky lead in the bottom of the sixth inning, lifting No. 4 Florida to a series-opening 9-6 win over the Wildcats, on a gorgeous Thursday night in front of 3,164 at McKethan Stadium.

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UK Tennis advances to Elite 8

Posted: 05/19/2011 - University of Kentucky men’s tennis freshman Tom Jomby used a come-from-behind effort at No. 6 singles to give No. 10 Kentucky a 4-2 win over No. 7 Florida in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championships on Thursday at the Taube Tennis Center in Stanford, Calif.

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UK to play St. John's in Rupp

Updated: 05/19/2011 - Kentucky will play St. John's as part of the Big East-SEC Challenge next season according to the New York Post. The game will be played in Rupp Arena in early December.

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Former Cat Mark Pope hired at BYU

Updated: 05/18/2011 - BYU basketball coach Dave Rose announced today the hiring of Mark Pope as an assistant coach. The hiring completes Rose’s staff that includes Terry Nashif, Tim LaComb and Pope as assistants and Mike Hall as the program’s director of basketball operations.

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Trevor Lacey signs with Alabama

Updated: 05/18/2011 - 5-Star shooting guard Trevor Lacey is staying in his home state. Lacey announced this afternoon he'll play at the University of Alabama.

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Cal introduced as Dominican coach

Updated: 05/17/2011 - UK Coach John Calipari getting what he called an unbelievable reception upon his arrival in the Dominican Republic Tuesday. Calipari invited WKYT along for his journey to the Caribbean that will include Haiti Wednesday.

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Nehro out of Preakness

Updated: 05/17/2011 - Kentucky Derby runner-up Nehro will not run in the Preakness. Nehro has endured a busy schedule this spring, and owner Ahmed Zayat says he doesn't want to risk running the horse in Saturday'ssecond leg of the Triple Crown.

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Georgetown College AD stepping down

Posted: 05/16/2011 - For the past 10 years, Georgetown College athletics has been under the leadership of Athletics Director Eric Ward. This morning Ward announced to the Tiger coaches and staff that he had made the decision to leave at the end of June.

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Vargas heading to the far East

Posted: 05/16/2011 - University of Kentucky men’s basketball senior Eloy Vargas, along with other collegiate players, will travel with Reach USA, to Far East May 17 through May 31 to play nine total games against a Lithuanian club team and a Brazilian all-star squad.

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Chapman placed on 15 Day DL

Posted: 05/16/2011 - The Cincinnati Reds have placed left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day disabled list with an inflamed pitching shoulder.

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Animal Kingdom may wait till Saturday to arrive at Pimlico

Posted: 05/16/2011 - After watching Animal Kingdom gallop 1½ miles Monday in relative obscurity, Motion decided there was no rush to move his horse from spacious Herringswell Stables to a bit cramped Stall 40 at Pimlico, the traditional home of the Derby winner.

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UK Hoops Signee named Parade All-American

Posted: 05/16/2011 - University of Kentucky women's basketball signee Bria Goss of Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, Ind., was one of 39 senior prep standouts to be named to the Parade Magazine All-American team.

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Batcats McCarthy named national player of the week

Updated: 05/16/2011 - After collecting 13 hits in 19 at bats during a four-game week, Kentucky junior third baseman Thomas McCarthy has been named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week, as announced by Collegiate Baseball on Monday afternoon.

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UK softball selected for 3rd straight NCAA

Updated: 05/16/2011 - A mark of a program is measured in continued success stories. The 20th-ranked Kentucky softball team’s third consecutive bid into the NCAA Tournament announced Sunday solidifies UK as no longer a team on the rise, but one of the best programs in the nation. The Wildcats earned their third consecutive at-large bid and will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. for the opening round of the tournament.

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Transy's Tereshko named PING All-American

Posted: 05/14/2011 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - Transylvania's Justin Tereshko has been named to the PING All-American first team, becoming just the third Pioneer to achieve that honor, following an announcement Friday by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

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UK, Meyer takes series opener against Georgia

Updated: 05/13/2011 - Behind the ninth quality start of the season from Alex Meyer and a three-hit outing from Thomas McCarthy, the Kentucky Wildcats plated four runs in the first inning and posted a 7-4 series-opening win over Georgia, on a pleasant Friday night at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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UK Tennis advances to face Louisville

Updated: 05/13/2011 - For the third time in as many seasons, the No. 10 University of Kentucky men’s tennis team defeated Cleveland State in the NCAA Championships after taking down the Vikings 4-0 in the opening round of the event on Friday at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex.

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