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Mine That Bird To Run In Preakness

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird is headed to the Preakness. The trainer of the gelding that won the Derby at 50-1 odds said his horse will run in the May 16 Preakness, the second leg of the Triple Crown, Pimlico spokesman Mike Gathagan said Monday. Mine That Bird, ridden by Calvin Borel, won the Derby by 6¾ lengths over Pioneerof the Nile - the largest margin of victory since Assault in 1946.

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Four Homers, Kapteyn Slam Lead Cats Over Vols

Updated: 05/03/2009 - With the game tied 10-10 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, Kentucky erupted for five runs – including the first career grand slam from freshman Braden Kapteyn – to clinch the Southeastern Conference series over Tennessee with a 17-11 win, on Sunday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Quality Road Returns To Track, May Run In Belmont

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Quality Road has returned to the racetrack after being pulled from Kentucky Derby consideration because of a quarter crack in his hoof. The Florida Derby winner galloped 1¼ miles Sunday at Belmont Park. Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Quality Road remains a possibility to run in the Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final leg of the Triple Crown.

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Mine That Bird May Run In Preakness

Updated: 05/03/2009 - Mine That Bird stood regally, his ears pricked, his gaze fixed on the rows of clicking cameras. Then the 50-1 upset winner of the Kentucky Derby put his head down and began munching on grass, leaving his human handlers still in shock about his stunning 6¾-length victory a day earlier. "It's hard to believe we come in here and actually won this thing," bareback rider-turned-trainer Bennie Woolley Jr. said Sunday morning. "Right now it's a little overwhelming." Whether he moves on to run in the 1 1-16-mile Preakness on May 16 will be decided in the next couple days, Woolley said. "The Preakness tends to be a little more speed-biased and I don't know that that's going to fit our horse all that well," he said.

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Rusin's No-Hitter Ruined, Vols Even Series

Posted: 05/02/2009 - Tennessee outfielder Kentrail Davis broke up Chris Rusin’s no-hitter in the sixth inning with a two-run homer and UT plated a total of eight runs over the final four innings, to take a 8-2 series-evening win over Kentucky in the second game of the Southeastern Conference series, on a overcast Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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50-1 "Mine That Bird" Wins Kentucky Derby

Updated: 05/02/2009 - Mine That Bird dug up a miracle, stunning the field to win the Kentucky Derby with a dynamic stretch run through the mud at Churchill Downs. (Finish Order Inside)

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Kentucky Takes Game One From Tennessee

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Junior starter James Paxton fanned 12 hitters in eight innings and freshman outfielder Chad Wright capped a six-run sixth inning with a three-RBI double that proved to be the game-winning RBI, leading the Kentucky baseball team to a 6-4 Southeastern Conference series-opening win over the Tennessee Volunteers, on a pleasant Friday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Rachel Alexandra Crushes The Field, Wins Oaks

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Rachel Alexandra rolled to victory in the $500,000 Kentucky Oaks on Friday, crushing the field by 20¼ lengths and perhaps stamping herself as the best 3-year-old horse in the country, male or female.

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2009 CATSPY Awards

Posted: 04/29/2009 - The University of Kentucky Athletics Association presented 27 honors at the seventh-annual CATSPY Awards, held Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum to recognize athletic and academic performance during the 2008-09 year.

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NBA: Rondo won't be penalized for foul

Posted: 04/29/2009 - WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) - The NBA says Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo won't be penalized for his hard foul on Chicago's Brad Miller in the closing seconds of Game 5.

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I Want Revenge Early Derby Favorite At 3-1

Updated: 04/29/2009 - I Want Revenge has been made the early 3-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Pioneerof the Nile and Dunkirk sharing second-favorite status in the full field of 20 horses.

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Win Willy Out Of Derby, Zito To Enter Nowhere TO Hide

Updated: 04/29/2009 - Rebel Stakes winner Win Willy is out of the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Mac Robertson scratched the 3-year-old colt from Saturday's Run for the Roses after X-rays revealed a possible crack in the horse's left front ankle.

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Kentucky Baseball Loses To Louisville

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Louisville’s six-run seventh inning saw five unearned runs break open a 2-2 game and lift the Cardinals to an 11-2 win over the Kentucky Wildcats, splitting the two-game series, on a pleasant Tuesday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Former UK recruit commits to Gonzaga

Updated: 04/29/2009 - SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Kentucky recruit G.J. Vilarino decided he didn't want to play for new coach John Calipari, and has verbally committed to play for Gonzaga.

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Kelley signs with Broncos, reunites with Woodyard

Posted: 04/28/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The more things change for Braxton Kelley and Wesley Woodyard, the more they stay the same. First, Kelley and Woodyard were teammates at LaGrange (Ga.) High School. Then, the linebackers were cornerstones of the recent turnaround of Kentucky football. And now, Kelley has rejoined his buddy as a free-agent signee with the Denver Broncos.

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Johnson Named National Player of the Week

Posted: 04/28/2009 - OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Junior shortstop Molly Johnson has been named the Amateur Softball Association /USA Softball National Player of the Week for her performance in Kentucky’s 4-0 week last week.

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Square Eddie Out Of Derby

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Kentucky Derby contender Square Eddie is out of the Run for the Roses. Trainer Doug O'Neill says his 3-year old colt had a reoccurrence of a shin problem that hindered his training over the last three months.

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Chris Perry Cut By Bengals

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Running back Chris Perry was released Monday by the Cincinnati Bengals, who also were prepared to cut ties with offensive tackle Levi Jones, another former first-round pick.

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Friesan Fire Flawless In Final Derby Prep

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Turns out all Friesan Fire needed to get his mojo back was a pair of blinkers. The Louisiana Derby winner rolled through five furlongs in 57.80 in his final work before Saturday's Kentucky Derby, just off the 57.60 Hard Spun put together for Jones before finishing second to Street Sense in the 2007 Derby.

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Six Cats sign free agent deals

Posted: 04/27/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Defensive tackle Myron Pryor was selected by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the National Football League Draft and six additional Wildcats have confirmed free-agent signings with NFL clubs.

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Quality Road Out Of Derby

Updated: 04/27/2009 - The trainer in Jimmy Jerkens thought maybe, just maybe, Quality Road could compete in the Kentucky Derby even with a quarter crack injury that has slowed down his training the last two weeks. The horseman in Jerkens, however, knew otherwise. Jerkens scratched the Florida Derby winner Monday after the 3-year-old colt missed a workout at Belmont Park, knocking one of the favorites out of Saturday's Run for the Roses and further muddying an already cloudy Derby picture.

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Greg Page Dies at 50

Updated: 04/27/2009 - Greg Page, a former heavyweight boxing champion who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2001 fight, has died at his Louisville home. He was 50. His wife, Patricia Page, said she found the one-time World Boxing Association champion in his bed Monday morning. Patricia Page said he died of complications related to injuries he suffered in the fight.

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