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Joe Torre has Derby starter with HomeboyKris

Posted: 04/21/2010 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Joe Torre simply couldn't hold back the smile. Standing on the backside at Churchill Downs on Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Dodgers manager hardly looked tired hours after watching his team lose up the road in Cincinnati.

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Sources say Roethlisberger to be suspended

Posted: 04/21/2010 - The Associated Press is reporting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

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Batcats fall hard at Western Kentucky, 24-8

Posted: 04/21/2010 - The 26th-ranked Western Kentucky Hilltoppers plated 16 runs on 13 hits in the second inning alone, with the first 16 hitters in the inning reaching base safely before Kentucky recorded an out, as the Hilltoppers posted a dominating 24-8 win over the Wildcats, in front of a record 6,183 fans at Bowling Green Ballpark

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Reds Volquez Suspended 50 Games

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez has been suspended 50 games following a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.

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Morehead's Lee Named National Player of the Week

Posted: 04/20/2010 - MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Morehead State shortstop Drew Lee has earned another National Player of the Week award, being named the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Hitter of the Week.

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Noble's Promise "60-40" for Derby

Updated: 04/20/2010 - Noble's Promise put together a sharp workout, but trainer Ken McPeek says he's still unsure if the 3-year-old colt will run in the Kentucky Derby. Noble's Promise covered five furlongs in 59.80 seconds Tuesday at Churchill Downs, a move McPeek found encouraging. The horse is still dealing with a mild lung infection as well as cuts sustained during a fifth-place finish in the Arkansas Derby on April 10.

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Joker evaluates scrimmage, calls for better tackling

Updated: 04/19/2010 - Joker Phillips Evaluates Saturday Scrimmage: Following Monday morning’s practice, Coach Joker Phillips gave an update on his impressions of the scrimmage held Saturday. “I really think that the receivers are doing a great job catching the ball and making plays for us,” Phillips said. “The quarterbacks threw the ball a lot better Saturday but we have to get better protecting the quarterback. We just have to tackle on defense, which cost us getting ourselves getting off the field a few times.”

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Louisville arena named KFC Yum! Center

Updated: 04/19/2010 - The company that owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut will put its name on a new arena in Louisville under a 10-year, $13.5 million deal. The arena under construction will be called the KFC Yum! Center under the deal announced Monday. Yum Brands, which owns KFC and the other two chains, is headquartered in Louisville. The deal also gives Yum as many as eight concession outlets inside the arena for its food.

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Fortson declares for draft

Updated: 04/18/2010 - Arkansas basketball coach John Pelphrey says sophomore point guard Courtney Fortson has decided to declare for the NBA draft, but will not hire an agent. Pelphrey made the announcement Sunday.

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Endorsement arrives at Churchill Downs

Updated: 04/18/2010 - Kentucky Derby contender Endorsement has arrived at Churchill Downs and is scheduled to return to the track Monday morning.

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UK holds off Florida 6-5

Updated: 04/18/2010 - Freshman Walter Wijas made his first career start and combined with fellow freshman Jordan Cooper to handcuff No. 7 Florida to two runs over the first six innings, helping lead No. 30 Kentucky to a 6-5 win, Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Doron Lamb picks Kentucky

Updated: 04/17/2010 - John Calipari got another boost for his second recruiting class tonight.

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Blue/White scrimmage set for Saturday

Posted: 04/17/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky football team will have its first Blue/White Spring Game under the direction of new head coach Joker Phillips on Saturday, April 24, at 1 p.m. in Commonwealth Stadium. The event is presented by Verizon Wireless.

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Cats conduct Commonwealth scrimmage

Posted: 04/17/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s second major scrimmage of spring practice, held Saturday morning at Commonwealth Stadium, was remarkably similar to the first – a good start by the offense and a rally by the defense.

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Knight makes it official with Kentucky

Posted: 04/16/2010 - A senior at Pine Crest High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Knight ranks as the top recruit in the country by Rivals.com, fourth on ESPNU’s Top 100 and is rated the No. 1 point guard by Scout.com.

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Karlet named Georgetown College baseball coach

Posted: 04/16/2010 - Brian Karlet has officially been named Georgetown College’s baseball coach after serving as the interim since late November when Erik Hagen resigned. Georgetown wanted to take its time in making a decision for the future and just this past week lifted Karlet’s interim tag.

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Brandon Knight joins Kentucky 2010 class

Updated: 04/14/2010 - Considered the best point guard recruit and by some the best player in the class of 2010, Brandon Knight committed to Coach Calipari and the University of Kentucky.

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Hope given contract extension at Purdue

Posted: 04/14/2010 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Purdue football coach Danny Hope has agreed to a one-year contract extension through the 2014 season.

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