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Derby winner Alysheba euthanized

Updated: 03/28/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Alysheba, winner of the 1987 Kentucky Derby and Preakness and chosen 1988 Horse of the Year, has died. The champion stallion was 25. The charismatic star, dubbed "America's Horse" by racing fans, Alysheba was euthanized Friday night following a fall in his stall at the Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions, where he was buried Saturday.

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Bama hires VCU's Grant

Updated: 03/27/2009 - TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama hires Anthony Grant of Virginia Commonwealth as its men's basketball coach.

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Donovan staying put at Florida

Posted: 03/27/2009 - GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida coach Billy Donovan says he isn't going anywhere. Donovan made it clear Friday he has no interest in the Kentucky job or any other opening, reaffirming his desire to stay in Gainesville and get the Gators back to the NCAA tournament.

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Billy Gillispie Fired

Updated: 03/27/2009 - The UK basketball program no longer has a head coach. Late Friday afternoon, university officials announced coach Billy Gillispie has been dismissed after only two years on the job.

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UK Football To Play Miami (Ohio) In 2009

Updated: 03/26/2009 - The 2009 University of Kentucky football schedule has been completed as the Wildcats will take on Miami University on Sept. 5 in Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium.

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Gillispie: 'No Idea' What His Job Future Holds

Updated: 03/27/2009 - University of Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie says he has “no idea” what the future holds for him. “I think we have to learn patience a little bit,” Gillispie told WKYT during the taping of his final weekly television show of the season on Thursday morning.

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Kentucky's Season Ends With 77-67 Loss To Notre Dame

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Luke Harangody had 30 points and 11 rebounds and Notre Dame hit 12 3-pointers to end a 10-game losing streak to Kentucky, beating the Wildcats 77-67 Wednesday night to advance to the National Invitation Tournament semifinals. (Stats Inside)

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Kentucky coach passes John Wooden on championship list

Updated: 03/25/2009 - Grayson, KY - Kentucky Christian University Women's Basketball Coach Ron Arnett has made history. The 61-year old Arnett won his 11th national championship with KCU this season, surpassing John Wooden as the all-time leader in national championships by any college basketball coach at any level. Wooden won 10 national titles in 29 years of coaching, including 7 in a row at UCLA from 1967-1973.

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UK signee takes home Miss Basketball honors

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Lexington, KY - Kentucky women’s basketball signee Adia Mathies (AH-dee-ah MATH-is) of Louisville, Ky., has been named the 2009 Kentucky Miss Basketball, announced Wednesday at Iroquois High School by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation. The award is chosen by the state’s high school coaches. Mathies will be the seventh Kentucky Miss Basketball to play for the Wildcats, including the third in the last five years. She joins 2007 winner Rebecca Gray (Georgetown) on the UK squad next season.

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Kentucky-Notre Dame Will Be Game Of Lasts

Posted: 03/24/2009 - Kentucky fans want to know if it will be Billy Gillispie's last game as coach of the Wildcats. Notre Dame fans want to know if it will be Luke Harangody's last game with the Irish.

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Kentucky Baseball Falls To West Virginia

Posted: 03/24/2009 - With Kentucky holding a 7-5 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning, UK reliever Mike Kaczmarek allowed four consecutive base runners to reach – including a grand slam from Jedd Gyorko – as the West Virginia Mountaineers posted a 10-7 win over the Wildcats, in front of 2,452 fans at Appalachian Power Park.

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UK Basketball: How Did It Come to This?

Updated: 03/24/2009 - We had no way of knowing that Kentucky’s loss to Kansas in the 2007 NCAA Tournament would be Tubby Smith’s last game as the UK head coach. What has to be a bigger shock is just the suggestion that a loss to Creighton Monday night in the National Invitation Tournament could mark the end of the Billy Gillispie era as well.

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Kentucky Avoids Elimination, Beats Creighton

Posted: 03/23/2009 - After getting shut down much of the night, Jodie Meeks converted a three-point play with 10.6 seconds left to give Kentucky a 65-63 victory over Creighton in the second round of the NIT on Monday night. (Stats Inside)

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Tubby Smith plans to be in Minnesota

Posted: 03/23/2009 - MINNEAPOLIS -- After taking Minnesota to the NCAA tournament in his second year at the school, Tubby Smith says he's planning on coaching the Gophers next season too.

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1992 Kentucky Derby Winner Dies

Posted: 03/23/2009 - Lil E. Tee, who upset heavily favored Arazi to win the 1992 Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 20. The horse was euthanized at Old Frankfort Stud on March 18. Farm owner Jim Plemmons said the horse fell ill last month following an operation to repair an obstructed bowel and struggled to recover.

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Wildcat women fall in NIT

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Madison, Wis. – The Kentucky women’s basketball team concluded its 2008-09 season with a heartbreaking 49-45 loss to Wisconsin Sunday in the second round of the Women’s Invitation Tournament in the Kohl Center. Seniors Carly Ormerod and Eleia Roddy led the Wildcats with 11 points while sophomore Victoria Dunlap grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with eight points and three blocks.

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Gillispie: "I love it here"

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Embattled Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie said on Sunday he wants to remain as the Wildcats' head man. Gillispie made the comments during an afternoon press conference to discuss UK's next opponent in the NIT, Creighton.

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Speculation Swirls Around Gillispie As Cats Head To Omaha

Updated: 03/22/2009 - Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie says he's happy coaching the Wildcats even as rumors persist about his job security. The second-year coach spent 10 minutes answering questions about his job status on Sunday, one day before the Wildcats (21-13) travel to Creighton (27-7) for the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Gillispie dismissed speculation he met with top university officials on Friday to talk about his position. "I would say there have probably been a few rumors," Gillispie said. "I don't worry about it much. I worry about the things that I can control. And what we can control is how we prepare for Creighton."

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UK Signee's Parents Talk About Gillispie Rumors

Updated: 03/23/2009 - Daniel Orton, Jon Hood and G.J. Vilarino are the future of Kentucky Basketball, but according to their parents, if Billy Gillispie is not the coach next season, they will re-evaluate.

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Holmes tops Central in Sweet 16 championship thriller

Posted: 03/21/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Junior guard Jeremiah Johnson scored two layups in the last 30 seconds of a state championship double-overtime thriller to redeem himself and give Holmes a 67-63 win over Central on Saturday.

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