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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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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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