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Tyson Gay Breaks 100 Meter Record

Updated: 06/28/2008 - EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Tyson Gay has broken the U.S. record in the men's 100 meters by clocking 9.77 seconds.

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Crawford Taken in Second Round by Lakers

Updated: 06/27/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former UK men’s basketball player Joe Crawford was selected in the second round (58th overall) of Thursday night’s NBA Draft by the Western Conference Champion Los Angeles Lakers.

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OJ Mayo Traded to Memphis

Updated: 06/27/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Former Rose Hill Christian Academy star O.J. Mayo's stay in Minnesota didn't last very long. Mayo was selected third in yesterday's NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves, but within hours he was traded to Memphis as part of an eight-player deal.

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Griffey 600th HR Ball To Sell At Auction

Updated: 06/26/2008 - The fan who says he caught the baseball that Ken Griffey Jr. hit for his milestone 600th home run plans to sell it at auction. Joe Scherer says he decided to put the ball in the Aug. 1 auction after consulting with other people, including family and friends.

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Donna Murphy Undergoes Liver Transplant

Updated: 06/26/2008 - A northern Kentucky high school standout athlete from the 1970s and Kentucky's first Miss Basketball is in intensive care after undergoing a liver transplant this morning. Donna Murphy has been hospitalized this week in Cincinnati. Murphy was the state's first Miss Basketball in 1976 and set regional and state tournament records.

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Dutrow Faces Ban For Horse's Positive Test

Posted: 06/25/2008 - Rick Dutrow, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown, is facing a 15-day suspension by Kentucky racing officials after another horse he trains exceeded the allowable limit for a drug that increases lung capacity.

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Prince Named to US Olympic Team

Posted: 06/24/2008 - LEXINGTON , Ky. – Former Wildcat Tayshaun Prince has been named to the United States Olympic basketball team which will play in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China later this summer.

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Sean Woods Named Coach At Mississippi Valley State

Updated: 06/24/2008 - Former Kentucky Wildcat Sean Woods was chosen as the new head basketball coach at Mississippi Valley State University on Tuesday. Woods replaces James Green, who left earlier this year to become the new coach at Jacksonville State in Alabama.

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Cowgill Named Minor League Player of the Week

Posted: 06/24/2008 - YAKIMA, Wash. -- In his first week as a professional baseball player, former Kentucky outfielder Collin Cowgill has picked up right where he left off at UK, earning Northwest League Player of the Week honors, it was announced.

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Lorenzen Waived By Giants

Updated: 06/23/2008 - Backup quarterback Jared Lorenzen was waived by the New York Giants on Monday, a little more than a month before the Super Bowl champions open training camp.

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Former Colonel Friedrich named to All-South team

Posted: 06/23/2008 - NASHVILLE – Former Eastern Kentucky University left-hander Christian Friedrich was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-South Region first team, Vanderbilt head coach and NCAA Division I chairman Tim Corbin announced on Thursday. Friedrich and Jacksonville State outfielder Clay Whittemore were the only two OVC players selected to the team.

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Legends End Losing Streak, Finally Beat Greensboro

Updated: 06/23/2008 - It took ten tries, but Lexington finally beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Brandon Barnes homered while extending his team-high 11 game hitting streak to lead the Legends to a 3-1 win. Carlos Ladeuth picked up the win with four shutout innings in relief of Anthony Bello.

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Two Horses Put Down After Injuries At Churchill

Posted: 06/22/2008 - ... Bridgmohan's mount, Vinstar, was euthanized after the fall, which occurred as the horses were approaching the finish line. Naughty Fu Peg also was euthanized after being eased in the fourth race, reports the C-J.

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UK basketball SID headed to MIssissippi State

Posted: 06/20/2008 - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Incoming Mississippi State athletic director Greg Byrne has recruited another new hire away from Kentucky. Scott Stricklin has been named a new associate athletic director at Mississippi State. He will replace Byrne, who officially took over in Starkville last Friday.

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EKU's Korir named track All-American

Posted: 06/20/2008 - RICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University senior Jacob Korir has been named an outdoor track and field All-American in the 10,000 meters by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Korir competed in the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships last week in Des Moines, finishing fourth with a time of 28:49.92. It is his second track and field All-American honor.

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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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