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Seats still available for UK Kickoff Luncheon

Posted: 07/28/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – A limited amount of seats are available for the annual Kentucky Football Kickoff Luncheon, which is set for Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Lexington.

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Rachel Alexandra to skip Breeders' Cup

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Horse racing fans eager to see filly Rachel Alexandra run in the Breeders' Cup will have to wait until next year. Owner Jess Jackson said during a conference call Tuesday he's "firm" in his decision to keep the Preakness winner from this fall's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

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Farrier fired as football coach at KSU

Updated: 07/28/2009 - Fred Farrier told 27 Sportsfirst Monday he was fired as football coach at Kentucky State. Farrier said he was caught off guard when he was told Saturday and given no reason for the decision.

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Steve Johnson injured with Bills

Updated: 07/27/2009 - Buffalo Bills receiver Steve Johnson is out indefinitely with an injury to his rib cartilage. Coach Dick Jauron said Monday that Johnson's ribs are very sore a day after the player was hurt in practice during training camp.

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EKU picked to win OVC title

Posted: 07/27/2009 - BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – In a balanced vote that saw five of the eight eligible teams receive at least one first-place vote, two-time defending champion Eastern Kentucky University has been picked as the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference preseason football favorite in a vote of league head coaches and sports information directors.

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Blanton hurls strong outing against Cardinals

Updated: 07/27/2009 - Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins and Raul Ibanez all hit two-run home runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Joe Blanton (7-4) had another effective outing, allowing two runs and he struck out six over eight innings

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Tyson Gay Wins 200 At London Grand Prix

Updated: 07/25/2009 - Limping and lethargic, Gay won the 200-meter race at the London Grand Prix in 20.00 seconds on Saturday. He then needed painkillers to deal with a groin injury and went straight from the track to a treatment room at the Crystal Palace.

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Florida favored to win SEC; Cats picked last in East

Posted: 07/24/2009 - HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Florida was a landslide pick to repeat as Southeastern Conference champions. All but one of 64 media members voting at the league's media days picked the Gators to win the title. Mississippi received one vote in balloting released Friday.

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Watson at Senior British Open

Posted: 07/23/2009 - Four days after his heart-rending playoff defeat to Stewart Cink at Turnberry, Tom Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Thursday to begin his pursuit of a fourth Senior British Open title.

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SEC's Slive wants coaches to follow the rules

Posted: 07/22/2009 - HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says the league won't be able to sustain recent success without avoiding "self-inflicted wounds," such as NCAA sanctions and coaches drawing attention to themselves at the expense of others in the SEC.

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UK-Louisville to kickoff at noon

Updated: 07/22/2009 - The Louisville at Kentucky football game on Sept. 19 will kick off at noon and will be televised by ESPNU, the Southeastern Conference announced Wednesday. This will be the ninth consecutive season that the UK-UofL game will be a live national or regional telecast.

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NFL looks into allegations against Roethlisberger

Posted: 07/22/2009 - The commissioner of the National Football League says he's been in touch with the Pittsburgh Steelers about a civil suit alleging rape against their star quarterback.

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UK duo upends top-seeded pair at Fifth Third

Updated: 07/22/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Wildcats keep finding success during the Fifth Third Bank Tennis Tournament at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Center. Junior Megan Broderick and sophomore Caroline Lilley paired together as a wildcard for the first round of main draw doubles. Broderick and Lilley upended the No. 1 seed of Marshona Washington and Yi Chen, 1-6, 6-2, 12-10.

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SEC games to air on SEC Network

Posted: 07/21/2009 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Southeastern Conference football and basketball games not shown on ESPN networks will be available in more than 54 million homes on the SEC Network, the new name for the league's syndication deal with ESPN.

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Kenny Perry out of Buick Open

Posted: 07/21/2009 - Kenny Perry will not be defending his title at the Buick Open next week in Michigan so he can stay near his cancer-stricken mother.

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Reds place Hernandez on DL

Updated: 07/20/2009 - The Reds placed catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list Monday to treat a knee injury. Hernandez will have surgery to clean out his left knee on Tuesday. He's expected to be sidelined for up to six weeks. Hernandez, who has been bothered by the knee for about two months, is batting .249 with five homers and 36 RBIs.

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Mayfield asks judge to uphold injunction

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Attorneys for Jeremy Mayfield say a federal judge should not reverse the ruling that lifted the drivers' indefinite suspension for failing a random drug test.

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Antoine Walker appears in court

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Former Wildcat and NBA all-star Antoine Walker appeared briefly in a Las Vegas court to face criminal charges in a case involving an $822,500 casino gambling debt.

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Longtime Berea coach Wierwille dies

Updated: 07/19/2009 - Coach Roland Wierwille, age 70, widower of Cecilia Craft Wierwille, passed away quietly Saturday morning in the St. Joseph Berea Hospital after a brief illness.

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Ron Hornaday Jr. Takes Checkered Flag At Kentucky Speedway

Posted: 07/18/2009 - World renown “master of the restart” Ron Hornaday, Jr., struck in the “Built Ford Tough 225 Presented by the Greater Cincinnati Ford Dealers” earned his third straight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory and second at Kentucky Speedway tonight by 0.136 of a second over Mike Skinner.

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