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Group bought 80 percent interest in Curlin

Updated: 07/08/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A group led by winemaker Jess Jackson paid $2.6 million for an 80 percent majority interest in rising star Curlin in 2007.

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Spillman Dismissed By Kragthorpe

Updated: 07/06/2008 - Louisville wide receiver JaJuan Spillman has been dismissed from the program following his second arrest in 18 months.

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Gay Suffers Mild Muscle Strain, Sidelined 12-14 Days

Updated: 07/06/2008 - Sprinter Tyson Gay has a mild strain in a muscle in the back of his leg and he has been told to restrict himself to light physical activity for the next two weeks. Gay pulled up abruptly in the first 40 meters of his 200-meter qualifying race Saturday at U.S. Olympic trials. He had to be carted off the track. He was diagnosed with a severe cramp in his hamstring, and an MRI that afternoon revealed the strain.

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Gays stumbles, injured in 200

Posted: 07/05/2008 - EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Tyson Gay tumbled to the ground at the start of his 200-meter quarterfinal heat at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials Saturday and had to be carted off the track.

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Gay injured in 200

Posted: 07/05/2008 - EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Tyson Gay has tumbled to the ground at the start of his 200-meter quarterfinal heat at the U.S. Olympic trials and had to be carted off the track.

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Ellis Park could reopen next week

Posted: 07/05/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Ellis Park race track in western Kentucky will reopen after its owner and horsemen reached a deal giving the horsemen a larger share of account wagering revenues.

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U of L receiver shot

Posted: 07/05/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A University of Louisville football spokesman says player Trent Guy has been injured in a shooting in downtown Louisville.

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Breeden headed to Beijing

Posted: 07/04/2008 - Lexington native Elaine Breeden is headed to the Beijing Olympics, thanks to her win in the 200-meter butterfly on Thursday at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

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Burton inks 3-year deal with Rams

Updated: 07/04/2008 - The St. Louis Rams continued to piece together their 2008 draft class Thursday, agreeing to terms with fourth-round draft choice Keenan Burton on a three-year deal.

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South Carolina reports nine NCAA secondary violations

Posted: 07/03/2008 - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's athletic department reported nine NCAA secondary violations in the past six months, including one when a staffer bet dinner on a game not involving the Gamecocks.

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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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