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Kearns activated from DL

Posted: 07/03/2008 - CINCINNATI (AP) - The Washington Nationals activated right fielder Austin Kearns from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and optioned infielder-outfielder Kory Casto to Triple-A Columbus.

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Mackey released from jail

Posted: 07/03/2008 - GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A former central Kentucky basketball star has been released from jail after 60 days for violating his bond.

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Former Cat Cowgill on home run binge

Posted: 07/03/2008 - Collin Cowgill has amply demonstrated he can help the Yakima Bears win with the longball. On Wednesday night, he helped produce a victory with three longballs and one not-so-longball.

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Pounds' appeal now being heard by USOC

Posted: 07/02/2008 - NCAA javelin champion Dana Pounds failed to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team this week, when her toss of 189 feet, 9 inches was short of the Olympic standard.

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Big Brown Works At Aqueduct

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Big Brown returned to work Wednesday morning. In his first workout since running last in the Belmont Stakes last month, Big Brown went five-eighths of a mile in a slow 1:06.71 at Aqueduct.

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New Contracts For Fulmer & Pearl

Updated: 07/02/2008 - Tennessee signed football coach Phillip Fulmer and basketball coach Bruce Pearl to new deals Wednesday that will keep them with the Volunteers through 2014.

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Roberts adds three to first staff

Posted: 07/02/2008 - RICHMOND, Ky. – Three coaches have joined the Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball staff, head coach Chrissy Roberts announced today. Melissa Kolbe, Kent Miller and Candice Finley will serve on Roberts’ first EKU staff. In May, Roberts was selected to replace Larry Joe Inman who announced his retirement after 20 years on the Eastern sideline.

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Miller declines USA tryout offer

Posted: 07/01/2008 - UK signee Darius Miller was not among the players reporting to Washington, D.C. for tryouts for the USA Men's U18 National Team.

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Curlin Shines In Workout At Churchill Downs

Updated: 07/01/2008 - Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin worked seven furlongs over the turf at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, a first step to a possible run in the Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Oct. 5. The 4-year-old colt, trying to master the turf the way he has the dirt, covered the distance in 1:31.1. Trainer Steve Asmussen called the work perfect.

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Brooks' Fishing Boat Overturns In Oregon

Updated: 08/18/2008 - UK Football Coach Rich Brooks is all right after a boat he was fishing in turned over this morning on an Oregon River. Brooks was fishing at the time with Brady Brooks, one of his sons and Walter Barger of Portland, OR.

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Tyson Gay Wins 100 Trials, Goes To Beijing

Updated: 06/29/2008 - Tyson Gay was a blur in blue, sprinting 100 meters faster than anyone ever has. His time of 9.68 seconds at the U.S. Olympic trials Sunday doesn't count as a world record, because it was run with the help of a too-strong tailwind. Here's what does matter: Gay qualified for the team and served notice that he is certainly someone to watch at the Beijing Games.

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Kenny Perry Wins Buick Open

Updated: 06/29/2008 - Kenny Perry joined a short list of multiple champions at the 50th Buick Open. Perry shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to finish at 19-under 269, one shot better than Woody Austin, who blew the tournament and $900,000 by bogeying the last two holes, and Bubba Watson, who missed a 12-footer on the final green.

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Two NBA Teams Interested In Lofton

Updated: 06/29/2008 - Former Tennessee Volunteer Chris Lofton is trying to choose between two teams interested in his services in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

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Tyson Gay Breaks 100 Meter Record

Updated: 06/28/2008 - EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Tyson Gay has broken the U.S. record in the men's 100 meters by clocking 9.77 seconds.

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Crawford Taken in Second Round by Lakers

Updated: 06/27/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former UK men’s basketball player Joe Crawford was selected in the second round (58th overall) of Thursday night’s NBA Draft by the Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Lakers.

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OJ Mayo Traded to Memphis

Updated: 06/27/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Former Rose Hill Christian Academy star O.J. Mayo's stay in Minnesota didn't last very long. Mayo was selected third in yesterday's NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but within hours he was traded to Memphis as part of an eight-player deal.

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Griffey 600th HR Ball To Sell At Auction

Updated: 06/26/2008 - The fan who says he caught the baseball that Ken Griffey Jr. hit for his milestone 600th home run plans to sell it at auction. Joe Scherer says he decided to put the ball in the Aug. 1 auction after consulting with other people, including family and friends.

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Donna Murphy Undergoes Liver Transplant

Updated: 06/26/2008 - A northern Kentucky high school standout athlete from the 1970s and Kentucky's first Miss Basketball is in intensive care after undergoing a liver transplant this morning. Donna Murphy has been hospitalized this week in Cincinnati. Murphy was the state's first Miss Basketball in 1976 and set regional and state tournament records.

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Dutrow Faces Ban For Horse's Positive Test

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Rick Dutrow, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown, is facing a 15-day suspension by Kentucky racing officials after another horse he trains exceeded the allowable limit for a drug that increases lung capacity.

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Prince Named to US Olympic Team

Posted: 06/24/2008 - LEXINGTON , Ky. – Former Wildcat Tayshaun Prince has been named to the United States Olympic basketball team which will play in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China later this summer.

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Sean Woods Named Coach At Mississippi Valley State

Updated: 06/24/2008 - Former Kentucky Wildcat Sean Woods was chosen as the new head basketball coach at Mississippi Valley State University on Tuesday. Woods replaces James Green, who left earlier this year to become the new coach at Jacksonville State in Alabama.

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Cowgill Named Minor League Player of the Week

Posted: 06/24/2008 - YAKIMA, Wash. -- In his first week as a professional baseball player, former Kentucky outfielder Collin Cowgill has picked up right where he left off at UK, earning Northwest League Player of the Week honors, it was announced.

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Lorenzen Waived By Giants

Updated: 06/23/2008 - Backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen was waived by the New York Giants on Monday, a little more than a month before the Super Bowl champions open training camp.

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