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Johnson steps down as Vandy coach

Posted: 07/14/2010 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson retired abruptly Wednesday as the Commodores' head coach for what he called personal reasons.

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Steinbrenner patient horse owner

Updated: 07/13/2010 - As impetuous as he could be with the New York Yankees, George Steinbrenner was downright patient and low-key when it came to horse racing. He wasn't as successful, though. While the Yankees won seven World Series championships, 11 pennants and 16 division titles under his ownership, Steinbrenner never realized his dream of winning the Kentucky Derby. He made six attempts at capturing America's most famous horse race, but none of his horses finished better than fifth.

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Patterson, Rockets agree to 2-year deal

Updated: 07/13/2010 - HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets have reached a deal with its top draft pick, forward Patrick Patterson of Kentucky.

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Proffitt earns Academic Honor

Posted: 07/13/2010 - Morehead State junior guard Ty Proffitt has earned a prestigious award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, securing spot on the organization’s Honors Court

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UK officially announces hiring of Nord

Posted: 07/13/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – For Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips, the decision to hire Greg Nord as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach was as simple as 1-2-3.

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Cousins Shines In Summer League Debut

Posted: 07/12/2010 - DeMarcus Cousins, the fifth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, notched a double-double with a combined 14 points and 10 rebounds.

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New NCAA Tournament format set

Updated: 07/12/2010 - The NCAA has decided to add a new round to the NCAA men's basketball tournament next year, when the field expands to 68 teams. The men's basketball committee announced its plans Monday to four early games, with the winners earning their way into the 64-team second round. There has been only one early game since 2001, when the field expanded to 65 teams.

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NCAA may bar scholarship offers to young

Posted: 07/12/2010 - The NCAA is looking at whether to ban scholarship offers to recruits before July 1 in the summer between their junior and senior years in high school.

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Two Football Vols Charged In Brawl

Posted: 07/09/2010 - Two Tennessee players were charged in an early morning bar brawl that left an off-duty police officer who tried to break up the fight knocked unconscious, and more could be facing charges, police said Friday.

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Cowgill Named To Double-A All-Star Team

Posted: 07/09/2010 - Former Kentucky first-team All-American centerfielder Collin Cowgill, a native of Lexington, Ky., and member of the Mobile BayBears of the double A Southern League, has been added to the South Division All-Star team and will play in the Southern League All-Star Game in Huntsville, Ala., on Monday.

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Wall Held Out Of Wizards Practice

Posted: 07/09/2010 - The Washington Wizards rookie point guard was held out of practice Friday morning with a groin injury from Thursday night's session.

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LeBron James ends silence, decides to join Miami Heat

Posted: 07/08/2010 - Ending weeks of silence and drama, two-time MVP LeBron James said on his ESPN special from Greenwich, Conn. on Thursday night that he's decided to join the Miami Heat and leave the Cleveland Cavaliers after an unsuccessful seven-year quest for the championship he covets.

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Cousins, Kings agree to deal

Posted: 07/07/2010 - SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Sacramento Kings have signed rookie center DeMarcus Cousins to a contract.

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Bledsoe family, friend say they paid mother's rent

Posted: 07/07/2010 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A relative and family friend both say they helped former Kentucky player Eric Bledsoe and his mother pay rent when he was in school in Birmingham, and that it wasn't paid by his high school coach.

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Lyons Released By Broncos

Posted: 07/06/2010 - The Denver Broncos on Tuesday waived wide receivers Dicky Lyons and Landis Williams.

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Orton ejected in summer league debut

Updated: 07/05/2010 - Former Wildcat Daniel Orton, a first round draft pick of the Orlando Magic was ejected in the third quarter of his first summer league game Monday. Orton and Indiana's Josh McRoberts began shoving each other under the basket and both players were thrown out.

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Evans out at Georgia

Damon Evans

Updated: 07/05/2010 - Damon Evans resigned as Georgia's athletic director less than a week after he was arrested on a DUI charge. School president Michael Adams made the announcement Monday following a conference call with the executive committee of the athletic association's board of directors. He said Evans resigned on Sunday. Adams read a statement and said he will have no other comment until Tuesday

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Gilchrist leads USA U17 team

Updated: 07/03/2010 - The USA Men’s U17 Team’s athleticism won out over Argentina’s 3-point shooting as the USA sprinted its way to a 82-70 victory Friday afternoon in the opening day of preliminary round play at the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany. Michael Gilchrist off the bench to spark the Americans with 24 points and 15 rebounds. The impressive showing that saw the 6-7 guard/forward, who has given the University of Kentucky a verbal commitment, shoot 9-of-14 from the field and 6-of-6 from the foul line, while grabbing four offensive boards and 11 defensive boards, and adding three assists in just under 28 minutes of playing time.

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Watts Signs w/ Morehead State Baseball

Posted: 07/02/2010 - One of the best Kentucky prep stars in recent memory says no to football and basketball. Aaron Watts is heading to Morehead State for baseball.

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