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Seven Wildcats taken in MLB Draft

Posted: 06/07/2008 - LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A school-record seven Kentucky players and nine signees were selected in the 2008 MLB Draft, including a program-high four in the first 10 rounds, held on Friday and Saturday.

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Cohen officially named MSU coach on Saturday

Posted: 06/06/2008 - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - John Cohen will be returning home to Mississippi State as its new baseball coach. A spokesman confirmed the hire to The Associated Press late Friday afternoon after Cohen resigned at Kentucky. Mississippi State will hold a news conference Saturday to introduce its new coach.

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Big Brown rival battling hoof injury

Posted: 06/06/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Casino Drive has a bruised hoof but there are no plans to scratch the horse from Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

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School-Record Three Wildcats Selected in First Five Rounds

Updated: 06/05/2008 - Pitcher Scott Green and outfielders Sawyer Carroll and Collin Cowgill became the first three Kentucky players drafted in the top five rounds in program history, with Carroll and Green marking the highest drafted UK duo since 1992.

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EKU's Friedrich taken in 1st Round of MLB Draft

Posted: 06/05/2008 - RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - The Colorado Rockies tapped Eastern Kentucky University pitcher Christian Friedrich as their top pick in the Major League Baseball draft. The Rockies picked the left-handed pitcher 25th overall on Thursday.

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Lexington Catholic names new girls' coach

Posted: 06/05/2008 - Longtime assistant Tony Talbott is the new girls' basketball coach at Lexington Catholic. The former Harrison County multi-sport star has spent the past 12 years at Catholic as an assistant.

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Zollo Defends Early Commitments

Posted: 06/04/2008 - Vinny Zollo is one of 7 players who have yet to graduate high school that has already committed to UK. He talks with Drew Deener about why more and more players think it's a good idea to commit early.

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Langfels Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

Posted: 06/04/2008 - TUCSON, Ariz. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman third baseman Jayson Langfels was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American on Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball. Langfels hit .304 this season with four homers and 37 RBI, while leading the team with a .511 slugging percentage.

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Big Brown connections confident, despite drawing rail for Belmont

Posted: 06/04/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Big Brown will begin his bid to complete the Triple Crown by breaking from the No. 1 post in the Belmont Stakes. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner drew the inside position against nine rivals Wednesday. Big Brown is listed at 2-5 odds for Saturday's grueling 1½-mile race.

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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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