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UK Softball Season Ends In NCAA Tourney

Posted: 05/16/2009 - After coming up with two clutch victories to advance to the Championship game of its first Regional in school history, the Kentucky softball team suffered a heart-wrenching 7-2 loss to the No. 11 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday afternoon.

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UK Softball Wins 2, Advances To Saturday Play

Posted: 05/15/2009 - Behind a balanced offensive attack and flawless defense the Kentucky softball team pulled off a 4-2 comeback win over Brigham Young to advance to the Championship series with host Ohio State Friday night at New Buckeye Field.

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Kentucky Drops Game One 10-3 To Florida

Posted: 05/14/2009 - With the game tied 2-2, No. 11 Florida struck for three runs in the bottom of the fifth and five runs in the bottom of the sixth, to break open the game and secure a 10-3 win

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Calvin Borel Wins 900th Race

Posted: 05/14/2009 - Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel, who is scheduled to ride favored Rachel Alexandra in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, has added his name to another page in the history books.

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UK Softball Falls In NCAA Tourney Opener

Posted: 05/14/2009 - The Kentucky softball team dropped its opening round NCAA Tournament game to Brigham Young, 6-2, despite a late-rally on Thursday afternoon at New Buckeye Field on the campus of Ohio State. Sophomore Megan Yocke led the way offensively for UK with a solo home run in the fourth inning.

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Drew Lee Finalist for Wallace Award

Posted: 05/14/2009 - MOREHEAD, Ky. - Morehead State junior shortstop Drew Lee has made the cut and is now listed among the top 15 candidates for the 2009 Brooks Wallace Award.

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Speedway partner not interested in dropping lawsuit

Posted: 05/14/2009 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - One of the former owners of Kentucky Motor Speedway says he won't be bullied into dropping an antitrust lawsuit against NASCAR by new track owner Bruton Smith.

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Rachel Favorite As Preakness Field Is Set

Posted: 05/13/2009 - On Wednesday, Pimlico oddsmaker Frank Carulli made Rachel Alexandra the 8-5 morning-line favorite after a field of 13 was entered. The filly drew the far outside No. 13 post position.

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Calipari talks future plans for UK

Updated: 05/13/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - New Kentucky coach John Calipari has big plans for Big Blue. Calipari said Wednesday he could see the Wildcats holding their annual Big Blue Madness in Commonwealth Stadium, just one of a handful of major changes Calipari could be making as he gets comfortable in his new job.

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EKU's Rose top three-point shooter in NCAA

Posted: 05/13/2009 - RICHMOND, Ky. – Senior guard Mike Rose concluded the 2008-09 men’s basketball season as the top three-point shooter in the nation according to NCAA statistics. Rose, the first Colonel since 1980 to earn back-to-back first team All-OVC honors, finished the year shooting 48.1 percent from behind the arc.

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Kentucky Storms Back To Beat Morehead State

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Freshmen Braden Kapteyn and Cory Farris each belted home runs, with Kapteyn charting a 4-for-6, four-RBI game and Farris totaling a 3-for-5, five-RBI outing to lead the Kentucky Wildcats to a 18-10 win over Morehead State in the final home game of the 2009 season, on a beautiful Tuesday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Horse Racing Commission upholds vet suspension

Posted: 05/12/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has decided to uphold a hearing officer's recommendation to suspend a veterinarian accused of possessing banned medication.

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Woman Indicted In Pitino Extortion Case

Updated: 05/12/2009 - A woman accused of trying to extort money from Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has been indicted on charges of extortion and lying to the FBI.

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Friesan Fire Will Run In Preakness

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Friesan Fire will run in Saturday's Preakness Stakes after the colt finished next-to-last as the wagering favorite in the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Larry Jones announced his decision Tuesday morning after Friesan Fire worked out at Pimlico with jockey Gabriel Saez aboard.

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Rachel Alexandra Apparently Will Run In Preakness

Posted: 05/11/2009 - The filly Rachel Alexandra apparently will get her shot to run with the boys in the Preakness. Mine That Bird owner Mark Allen said Monday he wouldn't enter colt Indy Express into the second jewel of the Triple Crown. That clears the way for the Kentucky Oaks winner to enter the field of 14 for Saturday's race at Pimlico.

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Patterson Talks About Returning To UK

Updated: 05/11/2009 - Patrick Patterson announced his decision to return to UK last week. Monday afternoon he commented on his decision to pull out of the NBA draft and play next season under John Calipari.

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Rachel Alexandra: In or Out of the Preakness?

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Rachel Alexandra looks ready to challenge the boys in the Preakness. Owner Jess Jackson, however, isn't sure his superstar filly will get the chance. Jackson declared the Kentucky Oaks winner primed for the second jewel of the Triple Crown following an easy four furlong workout on Sunday at Churchill Downs.

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Fletcher HRs Help Sink Kentucky 7-5

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Behind Brian Fletcher’s two home run game and a solid pitching effort from freshman Dexter Price, the Auburn Tigers posted a 7-5, series-salvaging win over the Kentucky Wildcats, on a picture-perfect Sunday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Rachel Alexandra Impressive In Workout

Updated: 05/10/2009 - Rachel Alexandra breezed through an easy workout at Churchill Downs, but it still remains uncertain whether the 3-year-old filly will run in the Preakness. Rachel Alexandra covered four furlongs in 48.40 seconds Sunday in her first work since winning the Kentucky Oaks by a record 20¼ lengths May 1. Steve Asmussen raved about the filly, saying everything about her has been impressive since he took over as her new trainer last week.

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Kentuckian Mayfield fails NASCAR drug test

Posted: 05/09/2009 - DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield has been suspended indefinitely after failing a random drug test. The result stems from a test last weekend at Richmond International Raceway.

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UK Softball Falls in SEC Tournament; Awaits NCAA Bid

Updated: 05/08/2009 - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After a history-making win in the opening round of the SEC Tournament the Kentucky softball team was on the verge of another upset of a top-10 ranked opponent. Kentucky took fifth-ranked Alabama into extra innings before the Tide’s Whitney Larsen smacked a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge UK, 2-1 in extra innings Friday night in the second round of the conference tournament.

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