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Pletcher's entries long-shots for Blue Grass

Posted: 04/11/2008 - By RICHARD ROSENBLATT AP Racing Writer LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Todd Pletcher, Kentucky Derby long shot. Go figure. A year after saddling a record-tying five horses in the Derby, the nation's top trainer is likely down to his final two chances of running any 3-year-olds in America's greatest race on May 3.

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Rose, Immelman Share The Lead As Tiger Sputters

Posted: 04/11/2008 - This was about as good a day for scoring as it gets at the Masters: the warm, soothing sun, the receptive greens, the breeze barely rippling the flags, the inviting pin locations to tease everyone before the green jackets turn nasty on the weekend.

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UMass Gives Ford New Contract

Updated: 04/11/2008 - AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Travis Ford has a new deal to stay at Massachusetts, turning down an offer to be head basketball coach at Providence College.

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Harang, Encarnacion Lead Reds Over Brewers

Posted: 04/10/2008 - MILWAUKEE -- A night off not only did Edwin Encarnacion some good, it helped the Reds notch a win the next day, too. Encarnacion was mired in a 0-for-18 slump, and was just 2-for-25 (.080) overall this season before he came up big on Thursday. His two-run home run in the seventh inning ended up being the game-winning hit in a 4-1 Reds win over the Brewers at Miller Park. Cincinnati took two of three in the series.

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Self to remain at Kansas

Posted: 04/10/2008 - LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Bill Self will remain the men's basketball coach at Kansas, a person familiar with the decision said Thursday. The move ends uncertainty about Self's future after he led the Jayhawks to their first NCAA title in 20 years on Monday.

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Dubai company acquires Fasig-Tipton

Posted: 04/10/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A company from Dubai has reached an agreement to acquire Fasig-Tipton Co. Inc., the oldest thoroughbred auction company in North America.

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Horn adds assistants to USC staff

Posted: 04/09/2008 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's basketball coach Darrin Horn made his old staff at Western Kentucky his new staff with the Gamecocks.

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Dixon Sustains Sprained Knee

Updated: 02/05/2010 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky football team held the ninth of the allotted 15 spring practices Wednesday morning, a two-hour workout in full pads at the Nutter Training Facility.

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Pyro the favorite for Saturday's Blue Grass

Posted: 04/09/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Pyro's dominant victory in last month's Louisiana Derby won't stop a full field from challenging the colt in Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. The 12-horse field for the Blue Grass is the largest since 1982. The 1 1-8 mile race will be one of the final preps for next month's Kentucky Derby.

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Wiley walk-off lifts Cats over Cards

Posted: 04/09/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sophomore Keenan Wiley’s first career home run in the bottom of the 12th inning lifted the ninth-ranked Kentucky baseball team to a dramatic 7-6 walk-off win over in-state rival Louisville – its seventh win in the past nine meetings between the two schools - in front of a lively 4,009 fans at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Tennessee women take home 8th title

Posted: 04/08/2008 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - One by one, Candace Parker hugged her teammates on the sideline as the last seconds ticked away. It was all part of her final farewell to Tennessee.

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Trainer likes his horse's Derby chances

Posted: 04/08/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen hopes his three-year-old "Pyro" can do something 2007's Horse of the Year could not - win the Kentucky Derby.

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Cats face Louisville, put 18-game streak on line

Posted: 04/08/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Riding an 18-game non-conference winning streak, the No. 9 Kentucky baseball team hosts state-rival Louisville, in a Tuesday mid-week tilt, with first pitch at Cliff Hagan Stadium set for 6:30 p.m. ET.

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OSU Announces Settlement With Sean Sutton

Updated: 04/07/2008 - Oklahoma State will pay Sean Sutton $2.7 million over 10 years as part of a settlement reached between the university and the former basketball coach who resigned under pressure last week.

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Collin Cowgill Named National Player of the Week

Posted: 04/07/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After belting four home runs to lead the No. 9 Kentucky baseball team to a 3-1 week – highlighted by a gritty series win over Mississippi State – the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper tabbed Wildcat centerfielder Collin Cowgill as its National Player of the Week, the publication announced on Monday morning.

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Cats Rally To Beat MSU 9-8, Take Series

Updated: 04/06/2008 - Marcus Nidiffer and Chris McClendon tallied three hits each, as the No. 10 Kentucky baseball team utilized seven runs over its final four innings, erasing a 6-2 Mississippi State lead, securing the series win with a 9-8 victory over the Bulldogs at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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McDonald Named Coach At WKU

Updated: 04/06/2008 - Texas assistant coach Ken McDonald will take over as head coach at Western Kentucky. McDonald replaces Darrin Horn, who left last week to become the head coach at South Carolina. McDonald, 38, spent the last four years at Texas under Rick Barnes. He previously worked as an assistant at Western Kentucky under Dennis Felton from 1998-2003, helping the Hilltoppers make the NCAA tournament during his final three seasons with the program.

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