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Big Brown will race in the Haskell

Posted: 06/19/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Big Brown is on his way back to the races, his next start set for the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 3.

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Bengals, Georgetown College agree to new deal

Posted: 06/18/2008 - The Bengals and Georgetown (Ky.) College have agreed on a one-year extension of the team’s contract to hold training camp at the college’s East Campus Athletic Complex. The agreement now runs through 2009.

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Green added to UK baseball staff

Posted: 06/18/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Brian Green, who has spent the previous four years as the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator at UCLA, has been named the new assistant coach at Kentucky, UK head coach Gary Henderson announced on Wednesday.

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Euton Ruled Ineligible at Scott County

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Former Rose Hill star and UK recruit Dakotah Euton has been ruled ineligible to play basketball at Scott County High School, this according to documents sent to the school by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

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Jasper transferring to UNLV

Posted: 06/17/2008 - Former UK guard Derrick Jasper is transferring to UNLV. That’s according to a published report in today’s Las Vegas Sun.

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Ky. Girls' All-Stars Sweep Hoosiers; boys end streak

Posted: 06/15/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky, -- Kentucky Mr. Basketball Darius Miller scored 13 points, and sparked a second-half spurt, to lead his team to a 95-78 win Sunday over the Indiana All-Stars and end an eight-game losing skid in the annual summer series.

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Logano wins first career race at Kentucky

Posted: 06/14/2008 - SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Joey Logano became the youngest winner in Nationwide Series history Saturday night, cruising to victory in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

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Pleasure Ridge Park Wins State Baseball Title

Updated: 06/14/2008 - Louisville PRP scored two runs in the first inning and added two more in the sixth as the Panthers beat Lawrence County, 4 - 1, to claim the state baseball title.

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NASCAR official says no Sprint Cup race in Kentucky next year

Posted: 06/14/2008 - SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Despite the pleas of Kentucky Speedway's prospective new buyer, a NASCAR official says there will be no Sprint Cup race at the track next year. NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston said Saturday the 2009 Sprint Cup series schedule won't include a stop at the 1.5-mile tri-oval.

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NASCAR Suspends Officials In Lawsuit Investigation

Posted: 06/14/2008 - ...The officials, who were not immediately identified, were sent home from Kentucky Speedway on Friday evening, a person familiar with the NASCAR investigation told the AP.

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Indiana boys make it 8 in-a-row

Posted: 06/13/2008 - The Indiana boys all-stars held on to win a thriller in Indianapolis, 83-82. The Kentucky boys now have lost 8 straight.

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Kentucky girls snap losing-streak

Updated: 06/13/2008 - The Kentucky girls' all-star team snapped a five-game losing streak to their Indiana counterparts on Friday night. The girls from the Bluegrass State won 76-59.

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State Baseball semifinals rained out

Posted: 06/13/2008 - Friday's game at the State Baseball Tournament were rained out. The games will be played on Saturday at Applebee's Park.

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UK's Scott wins National Championship

Posted: 06/13/2008 - DES MOINES, Iowa – University of Kentucky track and field thrower Rashaud Scott won the men’s discus National Title with a throw of 199-8 to become the first Wildcat crowned an NCAA National Champion since former Olympian sprinter Tim Harden won the 55 meter dash for the Blue and White in 1996.

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Former Bengal Henry suspended by NFL

Posted: 06/13/2008 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry has been suspended by the NFL pending the outcome of his trial later this month, his agent said Friday.

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Sampson, Indiana meeting with NCAA

Posted: 06/13/2008 - SEATTLE (AP) - Former Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson and several school administrators are in a closed-door hearing before a NCAA panel that will determine whether Sampson violated recruiting rules.

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Nationwide Series visits Sparta on Saturday

Posted: 06/13/2008 - SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Maybe it's only fitting that in the middle of horse country, the longshots have come up big at Kentucky Speedway. The 1.5-mile tri-oval in northern Kentucky has developed a reputation for producing unlikely winners during the Nationwide Series' annual visit. David Gilliland picked up his first career win at the track in 2006 and Stephen Leicht raced to victory lane last year.

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Carroll, Cowgill pick up more All-America honors

Posted: 06/13/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Sawyer Carroll and Collin Cowgill have earned their fourth All-America selection, as Baseball America tabbed Carroll to the first-team and Cowgill to the third-team, it was announced on Thursday.

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Curlin set to run in Saturday's Stephen Foster

Posted: 06/13/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A week ago, with Big Brown on the cusp of the first Triple Crown in 30 years, Curlin trainer Steve Asmussen said he'd be curious to see how the current Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion would stack up against the 2007 Horse of the Year.

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Phillips Leads Reds Over Cards

Updated: 06/13/2008 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Brandon Phillips' day off did him a lot of good. Phillips hit a three-run triple in Cincinnati's four-run seventh inning and the Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-2 on Thursday night. The Reds second baseman was in a 2-for-18 rut after Cincinnati's 7-2 loss Tuesday to St. Louis, prompting manager Dusty Baker to rest him Wednesday. "I don't like them, but it paid off," Phillips said about days off. "I think it really helped me out. I really didn't do anything yesterday. I felt like I had a lot of energy. It paid off." Cincinnati put together the winning rally against relievers Mark Worrell (0-1) and Randy Flores. David Ross hit a one-out double and Andy Phillips walked. Flores replaced Worrell and got Corey Patterson to ground into a fielder's choice before issuing walks to rookie Paul Janish and Ken Griffey Jr. to force in the go-ahead run. "The walks were out of character," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "We weren't aggressive like we usually are." Brandon Phillips followed with his fifth triple of the year, a drive down the right-field line that got past a lunging Ryan Ludwick and bounced into the corner. "I was looking for a ball to drive," Phillips said. Jared Burton (3-1) struck out two in 1 2-3 scoreless innings for the Reds, who ended the Cardinals' four-game winning streak. The Reds had lost seven of their last 10 games. Joel Pineiro allowed two runs and three hits over five innings in his first start for St. Louis since May 20. Pineiro was activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game after being sidelined with a strained right groin. "Obviously, you want to put zeros up there, but with not pitching in 21 or 22 days, it was good," Pineiro said. Pitcher Bronson Arroyo's third-inning single was the Reds' only hit off Pineiro before Edwin Encarnacion led off the fifth with a double off the left-field wall. Encarnacion advanced to third when Pineiro's errant pickoff attempt went into center field and scored on David Ross' suicide squeeze. "David's a good bunter," Baker said. "He works at it. He got the sign. That's what baseball's all about - getting the sign and executing." Arroyo followed with a homer into the left-field seats, the first home run by a Reds pitcher this season and the fourth of his career. Two were against Baker's Cubs team in 2006, Arroyo's first season with the Reds. "I was like, 'Yeah, man,"' Baker said. "I remember the two he hit previously against me. He finally got one for me." "Once a year, I get lucky," Arroyo said. "I hope I'm able to say that for the next 10 years. I remember looking over at Dusty after that second one (in 2006) and seeing him shaking his head." Arroyo allowed just two hits and one walk in six scoreless innings before his forearm started cramping up after the sixth inning. The gametime temperature was 85 degrees, and it never dropped below 80. "I haven't had that before," Arroyo said of the cramps. "I was depleted. I was sweating more than I had all year. I felt like I'd given Dusty all I had to give. I felt like I wasn't going to be able to give him any more quality innings." The Cardinals tied it in the seventh, taking advantage of Encarnacion's throwing error on Rick Ankiel's grounder to third. Troy Glaus followed with his eighth home run of the season. Notes: Reds OF Jay Bruce didn't start but hit for Burton in the eighth and doubled to right. He stayed in to play left field in the ninth. Bruce started each of his first 16 games with Cincinnati. ... The Cardinals made room for Pineiro on the active roster by placing 1B Albert Pujols on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Wednesday, with a strained left calf. ... The Reds announced that former major league pitcher Jerry Walker had been hired as a special assistant for player personnel for general manager Walt Jocketty. Walker, who pitched for three teams in eight years from 1957 through 1963, spent 13 years working for St. Louis when Jocketty was the Cardinals general manager.

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