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Cats Set To Open SEC Tournament Vs. Alabama

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Coming off just the fourth 40-win season in school history, the Kentucky baseball team still thinks it has something to prove in this week's Southeastern Conference tournament.

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Kentucky Racing Officials Discuss Steroid Ban

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Members of a Kentucky panel that oversees drug rules for horse racing got into a lively discussion Tuesday about whether the timing is right to tighten the reins on steroid use among four-legged athletes.

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Paxton Named SEC Pitcher Of The Week

Updated: 05/19/2008 - After throwing his first career complete-game shutout in a post-season berth clinching win over Ole Miss, sophomore southpaw James Paxton has been named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

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Big Brown Arrives At Belmont

Updated: 05/19/2008 - Big Brown has arrived at Belmont Park to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes as he tries to become the first thoroughbred in 30 years to complete the Triple Crown.

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Gay Wins 100 & 200 At Adidas Track Classic

Updated: 05/18/2008 - At the Adidas Track Classic Sunday in Carson, California, Lexington native Tyson Gay swept the 100 and 200 meters. Gay won his first 100 of the season in 10.05 seconds and the 200 in 20.08, both into slight headwinds. He edged training partner Darvis Patton in the 100 by .01 seconds, then eased up in a one-sided victory in the 200.

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Former Wildcat Blakefield wins ADI Classic

Posted: 05/18/2008 - Former UK golfer Mark Blakefield overcame a two-shot deficit heading into the final round and carded a 69 on Sunday to win the NGA Hooters Tour ADI Classic at Georgetown's Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club. The win, Blakefield's first as a pro, was worth $33, 566.

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Big Brown will stand at Three Chimneys

Posted: 05/17/2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Big Brown's owner took care of some important business even before he got to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday for the Preakness.

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UK opens SEC Tournament as #4 seed

Posted: 05/17/2008 - The UK Wildcats will open the SEC Baseball Tournament as the 4th overall seed and will play #5 Alabama on Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m.

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Big Brown crushes Preakness field

Posted: 05/17/2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Big Brown charged to the lead turning for home and then cruised down the stretch to win the Preakness on Saturday, still perfect and squarely pointed toward thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown in 30 years.

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UK Drops Series Finale to Ole Miss

Updated: 05/17/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Cody Overbeck’s bases-loaded hit-by-pitch in the top of the 11th inning provided the difference in a 5-5 game, giving the Ole Miss Rebels a series salvaging and Southeastern Conference Tournament-clinching 7-5 win over the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats, on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Gray makes it official, transfers to UK

Posted: 05/17/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former Kentucky Miss Basketball Rebecca Gray joins the Kentucky women’s basketball team head coach Matthew Mitchell has announced. Gray, a native of Georgetown, Ky., returns to her home state after playing one season on a North Carolina squad that won its fourth-straight Atlantic Coast Conference title this past season.

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Paxton hurls Cats to the postseason

Posted: 05/17/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sophomore James Paxton hurled his first career complete-game shutout, leading the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats to a series-clinching and Southeastern Conference Tournament berth-clinching 9-0 win, on Friday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Rondo the "X-Factor" as Celtics Beat Cavs

Posted: 05/15/2008 - BOSTON (AP) - The Cleveland Cavaliers were willing to give up a big 3 by Rajon Rondo to avoid being beaten by the Big Three. And it cost them.

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Test Results Back On Eight Belles

Updated: 05/15/2008 - New details are out about the death of Eight Belles, the filly who died after crossing the finish line in the Kentucky Derby.

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Big Brown installed as Preakness favorite

Posted: 05/14/2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Running on the outside has been very good to Big Brown. Now the Kentucky Derby winner gets to try things from the middle.

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UK hosts Ole Miss in crucial season finale

Posted: 05/14/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The two top pitching teams in the Southeastern Conference square off in the season-finale - a three-game set ripe with post-season implications - as the No. 20 Kentucky Wildcats host the Ole Miss Rebels in a three-game set, beginning on Thursday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Wilkes picks up national honor

Posted: 05/14/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Senior second baseman Ryan Wilkes, who batted 10-for-21 with three home runs and 12 RBI during No. 20 Kentucky’s 4-0 week, has been named to the College Baseball Foundation “National All-Star Lineup”, the organization announced Wednesday.

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UK Hoops coach to throw out first pitch

Posted: 05/14/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky head women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell will be on hand Friday, May 16 to throw out the first pitch when the 20th-ranked UK baseball team takes on the Ole Miss Rebels. First pitch at Cliff Hagan Stadium is slated for 6:30 p.m. ET.

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Expect the unexpected at Saturday's Preakness

Posted: 05/14/2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Strange things always seem to happen at the Preakness. A drunken fan runs onto the track and punches at speeding horses. Barbaro breaks down in 2006. A race day power outage costs Pimlico millions of dollars.

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Reds, Volquez Mow Down Marlins

Updated: 05/13/2008 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Edinson Volquez pitched six effective innings, Joey Votto homered, and the Cincinnati Reds earned a costly 5-3 victory over the Florida Marlins tonight.

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NCAA promises to investigate Mayo

Posted: 05/13/2008 - HOUSTON (AP) - Saying the NCAA has "new information," president Myles Brand promised to investigate former Southern California basketball star O.J. Mayo, who allegedly received thousands of dollars in gifts from money given to an event promoter by a sports agency.

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Storm Cat retired after 21 years

Posted: 05/13/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - One of the top stallions in thoroughbred racing history is being retired after 21 years.

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Gayego added to Preakness field

Posted: 05/13/2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Looks like Big Brown won't be the lone Kentucky Derby horse in the Preakness after all.

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