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Big Brown connections all smiles after latest workout

Posted: 06/03/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - A feisty Big Brown was back in his barn after a final workout Tuesday for the Belmont Stakes, and Rick Dutrow Jr. wasted no time zeroing in on the crack in the colt's left front hoof.

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Filly Eight Belles to be buried at Churchill Downs

Posted: 06/03/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Eight Belles will be interred at the Kentucky Derby Museum, near the grave sites of four Kentucky Derby winners. The 3-year-old filly broke two ankles after finishing second to Big Brown in the Kentucky Derby on May 3. She was euthanized on the track.

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Arizona Eliminates UK In NCAA Regional

Updated: 06/01/2008 - Kentucky's run through the NCAA baseball tournament is over. Arizona's Eric Berger matched his career-best 11 strikeouts and Bobby Coyle added a pinch-hit homer to help Arizona top Kentucky 5-3 for an NCAA regional championship.

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Cats Eliminate Michigan In NCAA, Play Arizona Tonight

Updated: 06/01/2008 - Facing elimination for the second consecutive game, No. 24 Kentucky jumped out to a 9-1 lead and held off a middle-inning charge from the 13th-ranked Michigan Wolverines, securing a 12-6 win and setting up a 7 p.m. ET matchup with No. 12 Arizona, on Sunday night at Wilpon Complex.

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Griffey hits 599th career home run

Posted: 05/31/2008 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Ken Griffey Junior hit his 599th career homer today off Atlanta's Jair Jurrjens The two-run shot that left him one away from an elite mark -- 600 home runs.

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Cats bounce back, eliminate Eastern Michigan

Posted: 05/31/2008 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Sawyer Carroll hit his second home run of the NCAA tournament Saturday to help Kentucky stay alive in the Ann Arbor regional with a 4-3 victory over Eastern Michigan.

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Jasper transfers from UK

Posted: 05/31/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky basketball player Derrick Jasper, a 6-6 native of Paso Robles, Calif, who has played two seasons in Lexington, has asked for his release from the Wildcats, citing a desire to play closer to home as the reason for his decision

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Cats drop NCAA opener

Posted: 05/31/2008 - ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Zach Putnam struck out four batters in five innings to win his eighth straight start and Michigan began its NCAA tournament play with a 7-5 victory over Kentucky on Saturday.

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Celtics Beat Pistons to Advance to NBA Finals

Updated: 05/30/2008 - AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Boston got past an old nemesis to set up a matchup with another rival. Paul Pierce scored 27 points, Ray Allen had 17 and Kevin Garnett added 16 to lift the Celtics to an 89-81 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

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Big Brown trainer making bold predictions

Posted: 05/30/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Already convinced Big Brown will be the first Triple Crown champion in three decades, Rick Dutrow Jr. is now predicting when it will be safe to start celebrating at the Belmont Stakes.

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SEC schools will share record-profits

Posted: 05/30/2008 - DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference will split $127 million among the 12 member schools in the revenue sharing plan for the current fiscal year.

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Kentuckian gets call to the bigs

Posted: 05/30/2008 - The Braves called up outfielder Josh Anderson from Triple-A Richmond to take his place. Anderson, who was acquired from Houston last November, batted .282 with one homer in 51 games at Richmond.

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SEC considering own TV network

Posted: 05/30/2008 - DESTIN, Fla. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference is considering starting its own television network.

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City renames straight Joe Nuxhall Way

Posted: 05/30/2008 - CINCINNATI (AP) - City Council in Cincinnati has found another way to honor longtime Reds player and broadcaster Joe Nuxhall, who died in November.

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Health issues end Louisville center's career

Posted: 05/29/2008 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville center Clarence Holloway has ended his career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a genetic disorder marked by lengthened features and cardiovascular defects.

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Flener hired as Asbury's women's coach

Posted: 05/29/2008 - WILMORE, KY—Asbury College is pleased to announce Bart Flener as the College’s head women’s basketball coach.

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EKU's Friedrich named 2nd-team All-American

Posted: 05/29/2008 - TUCSON, Ariz. – Eastern Kentucky University left-hander Christian Friedrich has been named a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, the publication announced on Thursday. The southpaw from Evanston, Ill. was named the 2008 OVC Pitcher of the Year after a dominating junior campaign in which he ranked second in the nation in ERA (1.43) and hits allowed per nine innings (4.41). He was also eighth in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (11.9). Friedrich is EKU’s eighth baseball All-American in the past six years.

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Roberts new EKU women's basketball coach

Posted: 05/29/2008 - RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame member, and former women’s basketball standout, Chrissy Roberts has been selected as the program’s eighth head coach, EKU Director of Athletics Mark Sandy announced today. As a student-athlete, Roberts led Eastern to its first-ever Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship and first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. She later served two stints as an assistant at her alma mater before spending the last six seasons as an assistant at East Carolina University.

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Two Wildcats named Louisville Slugger All-Americans

Posted: 05/29/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- For the first time in program history, the Kentucky Wildcats have placed a position player as a first-team All-American for three consecutive years, as Sawyer Carroll was named a first-team Louisville Slugger All-American and Collin Cowgill a second-team All-American, the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced on Thursday.

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Reds Roll to 9th Straight Home Win

Updated: 05/28/2008 - CINCINNATI -- Joey Votto and the Reds continued their hot hitting in a 9-1 victory over the Pirates at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday night.

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UK's Cowgill named Academic All-American

Posted: 05/28/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky first-team All-Southeastern Conference outfielder Collin Cowgill has been named a College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) First-Team Academic All-American, it was announced on Tuesday.

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Congress Gets Involved In Racing Safety

Posted: 05/27/2008 - Congress expects to hold a hearing next month on thoroughbred racing, looking into horse safety and other issues following the death of Eight Belles.

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EKU men capture OVC All-Sports trophy

Posted: 05/27/2008 - BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced today that Eastern Kentucky University claimed the 2007-08 Men’s All-Sports Trophy, its fifth consecutive trophy and 15th overall. Meanwhile, the Colonel women placed sixth among the league’s 11 schools. The All-Sports Trophies, symbols of overall athletic excellence in OVC-sponsored championships, will be presented at the league’s annual Honors Luncheon on May 30 in Nashville, Tenn.

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