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Curlin a close second in turf debut

Posted: 07/12/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Curlin made it close but finished second in his first test of the turf. Red Rocks took the lead in the stretch and held off the reigning Horse of the Year by two lengths in winning the Man o'War Stakes at Belmont Park on Saturday.

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Georgetown rider wins prestigious gold medal at Junior League

Updated: 07/11/2008 - Lexington, KY— In a unanimous decision by the judges, Brooke Jacobs defeated four talented riders in the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final. Despite the heat, Jacobs completed the rail and pattern work to outshine the competition at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show at the famous The Red Mile racetrack.

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Curlin makes turf debut on Saturday

Posted: 07/11/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Horse of the Year Curlin takes the first step Saturday on a journey that could carry him all the way to France. Curlin is set for his turf debut in the $500,000 Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park. If the 4-year-old runs well on the grass, majority owner Jess Jackson and trainer Steve Asmussen plan to send the colt to Paris for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Oct. 5.

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Coughlin and Cowgill Reunite in Impressive Fashion

Posted: 07/11/2008 - Playing together for the first time since the 2006 Kentucky Southeastern Conference Championship season, former UK standouts Collin Cowgill and Sean Coughlin had monster evenings in the Midwest League, leading the South Bend Silver Hawks to a 10-2 win over Quad Cities.

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Reds Play Long Ball in Win Over Cubs

Updated: 07/10/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) - David Ross and the Cincinnati Reds felt right at home with the wind blowing out of Wrigley Field on Thursday. The Chicago Cubs' friendly confines was even nicer to a visiting team, for once. Ross hit two of Cincinnati's seven homers, a long-ball barrage that included Ken Griffey Jr.'s 605th, and the Reds avoided a sweep with a 12-7 victory.

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Former Gator charged with rape

Posted: 07/10/2008 - PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Teddy Dupay, who played on Florida's runner-up team in the 2000 NCAA basketball tournament, was charged with beating and raping a woman last month at a Utah ski resort.

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Vindication Euthanized

Updated: 07/10/2008 - Vindication, winner of the 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile and voted champion 2-year-old, has been euthanized following the discovery of an irreparable gastric rupture.

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Former Clark Co. star could be back in the majors soon

Posted: 07/10/2008 - DETROIT -- Indians manager Eric Wedge didn't want to go so far as to confirm it, but it is "most likely" that right-hander Matt Ginter will be the Tribe's starter for Saturday's game against the Rays.

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Cowgill moving up in Diamondbacks system

Posted: 07/08/2008 - Former UK outfielder Collin Cowgill is on the move. The Arizona rookie has been promoted to the Diamonbacks’ team in South Bend.

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Kenny Perry to skip British Open

Posted: 07/08/2008 - UNDATED (AP) - Professional golfer Kenny Perry never imagined facing so much criticism over where to play golf. Perry will skip the British Open next week to play in the John Deere Classic this week, and the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee next week.

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Johnson inks first pro contract

Posted: 07/08/2008 - The Buffalo Bills today announced the signing the fifth of their 10 draft picks, former UK receiver Steve Johnson.

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Curlin to make turf debut at Belmont

Posted: 07/08/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The time has arrived for Curlin to test the turf. The reigning Horse of the Year will make his debut on turf Saturday in the $500,000 Man o'War Stakes at Belmont Park.

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UK names new diving coach

Posted: 07/08/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky.— The University of Kentucky head swimming coach Gary Conelly has announced the hiring of Ted Hautau as the new diving coach Monday. Hautau previously coached at N.C. State where he had an All-America honorable mention diver in 2008.

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Group bought 80 percent interest in Curlin

Updated: 07/08/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A group led by winemaker Jess Jackson paid $2.6 million for an 80 percent majority interest in rising star Curlin in 2007.

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Spillman Dismissed By Kragthorpe

Updated: 07/06/2008 - Louisville wide receiver JaJuan Spillman has been dismissed from the program following his second arrest in 18 months.

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Gay Suffers Mild Muscle Strain, Sidelined 12-14 Days

Updated: 07/06/2008 - Sprinter Tyson Gay has a mild strain in a muscle in the back of his leg and he has been told to restrict himself to light physical activity for the next two weeks. Gay pulled up abruptly in the first 40 meters of his 200-meter qualifying race Saturday at U.S. Olympic trials. He had to be carted off the track. He was diagnosed with a severe cramp in his hamstring, and an MRI that afternoon revealed the strain.

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Gays stumbles, injured in 200

Posted: 07/05/2008 - EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Tyson Gay tumbled to the ground at the start of his 200-meter quarterfinal heat at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Saturday and had to be carted off the track.

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Gay injured in 200

Posted: 07/05/2008 - EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Tyson Gay has tumbled to the ground at the start of his 200-meter quarterfinal heat at the U.S. Olympic trials and had to be carted off the track.

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