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Cats fall in Georgia

Posted: 04/12/2008 - ATHENS, Ga. -- Senior right fielder Sawyer Carroll was a perfect 3-for-3 at the dish with his ninth homer of the season, but the No. 9 Kentucky baseball team could not overcome nine Georgia runs in the first two innings, dropping the series to the 11th-ranked Bulldogs 13-4, on an overcast Saturday afternoon in front of 3,399 fans at Foley Field.

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Defense dominates in UK's second spring scrimmage

Posted: 04/12/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky defense controlled the action during the second major scrimmage of spring practice, allowing no touchdowns during the workout held Saturday morning at Commonwealth Stadium.

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Gayego takes Arkansas Derby

Posted: 04/12/2008 - HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Gayego held off hard-charging Z Fortune down the stretch to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby in a race that should bolster both colts' Kentucky Derby prospects.

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Pletcher wins Blue Grass, has two Derby horses

Posted: 04/12/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Todd's squad came through in the nick of time at Keeneland. Down to perhaps his last chance to return to the Kentucky Derby, trainer Todd Pletcher now has two contenders after Monba beat stablemate Cowboy Cal by a neck in the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday.

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UK diving coach loses battle with cancer

Posted: 04/12/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. — Mike Lyden, Kentucky’s diving coach, died Friday after a lengthy illness at the age of 51. A graduate of Western Michigan University, Lyden had been with the Kentucky swimming and diving program since 1993.

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Murray State QB Charged With Robbery

Posted: 04/12/2008 - ... Sophomore Jeff Ehrhardt was arrested on Wednesday after being accused of pushing a patrolman and taking his ticket book in the parking lot of the Murray State intramural fields.

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Reds Fall to Pirates, 1 - 0

Updated: 04/11/2008 - PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jason Bay hit a home run in the sixth inning that gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 1-0, rain-soaked win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

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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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