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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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Speedway owner asks group to drop lawsuit

Posted: 05/08/2009 - DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The owner of Kentucky Motor Speedway called on the track's founding group to drop the antitrust lawsuit that's preventing him from adding the facility to next year's Sprint Cup Series schedule.

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Borel's Choice:Rachel Alexandra

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Rachel Alexandra could be headed to the Preakness with Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel aboard.

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Pitino Says He's Not Leaving For the NBA

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Louisville Coach Rick Pitino released a statement through the University saying he wasn't leaving the Cardinals basketball program, despite reports that Pitino's camp contacted the Sacramento Kings.

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Patterson Withdraws Name From NBA Draft

Updated: 05/11/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky sophomore Patrick Patterson will withdraw his name from the NBA Draft and will return to Kentucky for his junior season.

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From the Sidelines - Manny Ramirez

Posted: 05/08/2009 - Baseball players, the dirty ones, already have squared up to a similar query, although it seems they’ve spent maybe a nanosecond thinking about it: Sure, there could be a lot to gain if I start shooting steroids – but what am I giving up?

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Kentucky Softball Upsets 7th Ranked Georgia In SEC Tourney

Posted: 05/07/2009 - Behind one of the best defensive performances of the season and a two-run home run from junior Molly Johnson the Kentucky softball upset No. 7 Georgia, 2-0, in the first round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament Thursday afternoon at Lee Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Rachel Alexandra has new trainer

Posted: 05/07/2009 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra has a new trainer a day after being sold to Stonestreet Stables.

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Oaks winner sold; Preakness might be next

Posted: 05/06/2009 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra has been sold to Stonestreet Stables, opening the possibility for the filly superstar to run in the Preakness.

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Four Wildcats named to All-SEC softball team

Posted: 05/06/2009 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Four University of Kentucky softball players were named to the All-Southeastern Conference teams as announced by the league office Wednesday. Freshmen Chanda Bell and Brittany Cervantes, junior Molly Johnson and sophomore Megan Yocke were honored as four of the best players in the SEC this season.

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Bledsoe Headed To UK

Updated: 05/06/2009 - Point guard Eric Bledsoe out of Parker High School in Birmingham, Alabama is headed to Kentucky. The commitment gives coach John Calipari a recruting class of five that could be rated number one in the country.

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Decision Time For Point Guard Eric Bledsoe

Posted: 05/06/2009 - The country's third rated point guard Eric Bledsoe will decide between Kentucky and Memphis at a press conference Wednesday morning.

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Injury to I Want Revenge could be career threatening

Posted: 05/05/2009 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A veterinarian says the injury that kept onetime favorite I Want Revenge out of the Kentucky Derby will sideline him for months and could threaten his career if he doesn't respond well to therapy.

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EKU's Bowling to play in NCAA Golf Championships

Updated: 02/01/2011 - RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University senior Trey Bowling has been selected to participate in the 2009 Division I Men’s Golf Championships, the NCAA announced on Monday. Bowling will participate in the regional at The Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky.

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SMI Requesting Sprint Cup Race For Sparta

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Speedway Motorsports Inc. officials say they have made an official request with NASCAR to add Kentucky to the 2010 Sprint Cup Series schedule. SMI is willing to give up a date at one of its seven other race tracks to get Kentucky on the schedule. SMI chairman Bruton Smith agreed to pay $78.3 million last year for the Sparta track.

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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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