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Ukari Figgs joining UK Hoops staff

Updated: 06/08/2011 - Former WNBA veteran and Kentucky Miss Basketball, Ukari Figgs, will return to the Commonwealth as the assistant athletics director for women’s basketball at the University of Kentucky, head coach Matthew Mitchell announced Wednesday.

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Cats, Samford schedule 3-game series

Updated: 06/08/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - New Samford athletics director Martin Newton didn't waste any time using his connections at his old job to pay dividends at his new post.

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Cooper is fifth Batcat selected

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky sophomore right-hander Jordan Cooper has been selected with the first pick of the 23rd round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, it was announced on Tuesday evening.

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Kapteyn and Black selected in MLB draft

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky junior two-way star Braden Kapteyn and senior shortstop Taylor Black have been drafted during Day 2 of the 2011 MLB Draft, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon.

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Centre to join new athletic conference

Posted: 06/07/2011 - DANVILLE, Ky. – Seven members of the NCAA Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced today that they are leaving the conference effective July 1, 2012, to form a new athletic conference beginning with the 2012-13 season. The announcement was made in Atlanta at the 2011 annual meeting of SCAC presidents.

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BatCat Chad Wright picked by Tigers

Updated: 06/07/2011 - Kentucky junior outfielder Chad Wright has been selected in the ninth round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers, it was announced during Day 2 of the MLB Draft on Monday afternoon.

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Bengals players workout for first time

Posted: 06/07/2011 - Two dozen Bengals defensive players worked out Tuesday at an indoor soccer complex where the team sometimes practices in bad weather. The offense had a separate workout at the University of Cincinnati, with more than 45 players participating in all.

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Pitino adds two players to roster

Updated: 06/08/2011 - Rick Pitino says he is excited about the two new additions to his Louisville squad and that his son is not leaving his coaching staff anytime soon.

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UT's Hamilton resigns as AD

Posted: 06/07/2011 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton has announced he will resign at the end of the month as the program wraps up a lengthy NCAA investigation process.

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Legends place three on SAL All-Star roster

Updated: 06/07/2011 - ST. PETERSBURG, FL—Eric Krupa, president of the South Atlantic League, has announced the rosters for the 52nd Annual SAL All-Star Game, scheduled to be played on June 21, 2011, at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, Maryland, home of the Delmarva Shorebirds.

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Alex Meyer selected in first round by Nationals

Posted: 06/06/2011 - SECAUCUS, N.J. -- One of the most decorated performers in Kentucky baseball history, junior right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer has been selected with the No. 23 overall pick in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals.

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Animal Kingdom sharp final workout for Belmont

Updated: 06/06/2011 - Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom has put in a sharp final workout before the Belmont Stakes, with trainer Graham Motion saying "it couldn't have gone any smoother."

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Dunlap scores five in her pro debut

Posted: 06/04/2011 - Former UK All-American Victoria Dunlap made her pro basketball debut on Saturday. Dunlap, a first-round pick of the Washington Mystics, played 16 minutes against the Connecticut Sun.

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Jockey's death ruled accidental

Updated: 06/03/2011 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in Kentucky say a jockey found dead in his car at Churchill Downs died from an accidental overdose of cocaine and a prescription pain medication.

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Uncle Mo diagnosed with inflamed liver

Posted: 06/03/2011 - WHITESTONE, N.Y. (AP) - Uncle Mo has been diagnosed with an inflamed liver, although last year's 2-year-old champion could resume training this summer.

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SEC caps football signing classes at 25

Posted: 06/03/2011 - DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has capped football signing classes at 25, a move coaches voted against and one school presidents hope will be adopted across college football.

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Faried projected as first-round pick, draws comparisons to Rodman

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Kenneth Faried doesn't wait for the basketball to come to him. The Morehead State alum didn't become an NBA prospect or break Tim Duncan's modern-era Division I rebounding record by being passive. In fact, everything Faried has achieved over the last four years—including his diploma and a second-team All-American honor—can be attributed to the dogged pursuit of his goals. Even as a young boy on the public courts in his native Newark, complacency wasn't an option.

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Teater one shot off Memorial lead

Updated: 06/02/2011 - DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - On the day Luke Donald debuted as the new world No. 1, players much farther down the rankings wound up atop the leaderboard in the Memorial.

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Faried to work out for Charlotte

Updated: 06/02/2011 - CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Markieff Morris of Kansas insists he knew Michael Jordan was there because he "felt his greatness." The presence of the Charlotte Bobcats owner at Tuesday's pre-draft workout made Kenneth Faried of Morehead State jittery because, after all, "I have his sneakers on."

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SEC expected to eliminate divisions in men's basketball

Updated: 06/02/2011 - DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - Men's basketball in the Southeastern Conference is about to be united. The league is expected to eliminate divisions Friday, a move that would make seeding the postseason tournament more fair but also could create some scheduling issues.

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Cats gets football verbal

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Kentucky football has picked up another verbal commitment from Georgia.

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Rowan's Wing headed to Oklahoma State

Updated: 06/02/2011 - Rowan Co.’s Adam Wing has switched his commitment and now will play basketball at Oklahoma State. Wing, who had accepted a scholarship off to play football at Marshall, made the decision after receiving a phone call from OSU coach Travis Ford.

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