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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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Big Brown returns to track

Posted: 05/27/2008 - NEW YORK (AP) - Big Brown was back on the track a day earlier than expected, and trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. said the unbeaten colt looks as good as ever - maybe even better.

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Big Brown Returns To Track Earlier Than Expected

Updated: 05/27/2008 - Big Brown was back on the track a day earlier than expected, and trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. said he looks as good as ever - maybe even better. The Triple Crown hopeful went out for a 1½-mile jog around Belmont Park on a rainy Tuesday morning, the first time since Friday the unbeaten colt was out exercising since a quarter crack was discovered on the inside of his left front hoof.

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Baseball Wildcats a #3 seed in Ann Arbor

Posted: 05/26/2008 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After claiming the second most wins in the 104-year history of the program, the No. 19 Kentucky baseball team has earned its sixth all-time NCAA appearance, earning a No. 3 seed in the Ann Arbor, Mich., regional, joining host Michigan, No. 1 seed Arizona and fourth-seeded Eastern Michigan, it was announced on Monday.

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Cats open NCAA play on the road

Posted: 05/25/2008 - INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced the 16 regional sites for the 62nd annual NCAA Division I Baseball Championship. UK's Cliff Hagan Stadium was not selected as one of the host sites, meaning the Wildcats will play on the road to open the NCAA Tournament.

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Big Brown Suffers Slight Hoof Injury

Updated: 05/25/2008 - Triple Crown contender Big Brown has missed two days of training with a slight injury to his left front foot that has trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. concerned about the colt's status for the Belmont Stakes in less than two weeks.

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Morehead Men Win OVC Sportsmanship Award

Updated: 05/24/2008 - BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Morehead State men's program is the recipient of the 2007-08 Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Award for outdoor track and field. Eastern Kentucky won the women's part of the award.

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Wildcats Ousted from SEC Tournament

Posted: 05/24/2008 - HOOVER, Ala. -- Attempting to do something that hadn’t been done to Alabama in 28 years, the 19th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats allowed five runs in the second inning and never recovered as the No. 29 Crimson Tide handed UK a 13-4 loss in the third-round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, in front of a boisterous 11,519 fans at Regions Park

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Union Wins NAIA World Series Opener

Posted: 05/23/2008 - Union College made its presence felt at the 2008 Avista-NAIA World Series as the fifth-seeded Bulldogs notched a 9-8 victory over No. 4 seed Azusa Pacific (Calif.) University Friday

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Battle For Sprint Cup Race Heats Up

Posted: 05/23/2008 - Kentucky Speedway will not have a NASCAR Sprint Cup race in 2009, despite a change in ownership to Bruton Smith.

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Walk-off homer sends Cats to crushing defeat

Posted: 05/23/2008 - HOOVER, Ala. -- In a tight contest and an immediate instant classic that saw the game tied or the lead change hands nine times over the final six innings, Ole Miss outfielder Michael Guerrero belted a one out, two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Rebels a 8-7 win over 19th-ranked Kentucky in the second round of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, in front of 6,853 fans at Regions Park.

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Kentucky Speedway May Get Sprint Cup Race

Posted: 05/22/2008 - Kentucky Speedway moved a step closer to landing a coveted Sprint Cup Series race when Speedway Motorsports Inc. on Thursday added it to its growing portfolio of tracks.

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Cats win late night affair, advance in SEC Tournament

Posted: 05/22/2008 - HOOVER, Ala. -- Making his first career start senior Aaron Lovett tossed a complete-game and senior outfielder Sawyer Carroll set the school record for RBI in a season, as the No. 19 Kentucky Wildcats pounded No. 29 Alabama 9-3, in front of 11,967 fans during the first round of the 2008 Southeastern Conference Tournament at Regions Park.

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Cats Set To Open SEC Tournament Vs. Alabama

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Coming off just the fourth 40-win season in school history, the Kentucky baseball team still thinks it has something to prove in this week's Southeastern Conference tournament.

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Kentucky Racing Officials Discuss Steroid Ban

Updated: 05/20/2008 - Members of a Kentucky panel that oversees drug rules for horse racing got into a lively discussion Tuesday about whether the timing is right to tighten the reins on steroid use among four-legged athletes.

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Paxton Named SEC Pitcher Of The Week

Updated: 05/19/2008 - After throwing his first career complete-game shutout in a post-season berth clinching win over Ole Miss, sophomore southpaw James Paxton has been named the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced on Monday.

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Big Brown Arrives At Belmont

Updated: 05/19/2008 - Big Brown has arrived at Belmont Park to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes as he tries to become the first thoroughbred in 30 years to complete the Triple Crown.

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Gay Wins 100 & 200 At Adidas Track Classic

Updated: 05/18/2008 - At the Adidas Track Classic Sunday in Carson, California, Lexington native Tyson Gay swept the 100 and 200 meters. Gay won his first 100 of the season in 10.05 seconds and the 200 in 20.08, both into slight headwinds. He edged training partner Darvis Patton in the 100 by .01 seconds, then eased up in a one-sided victory in the 200.

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Former Wildcat Blakefield wins ADI Classic

Posted: 05/18/2008 - Former UK golfer Mark Blakefield overcame a two-shot deficit heading into the final round and carded a 69 on Sunday to win the NGA Hooters Tour ADI Classic at Georgetown's Cherry Blossom Golf and Country Club. The win, Blakefield's first as a pro, was worth $33, 566.

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Big Brown will stand at Three Chimneys

Posted: 05/17/2008 - BALTIMORE (AP) - Big Brown's owner took care of some important business even before he got to Pimlico Race Course on Saturday for the Preakness.

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UK opens SEC Tournament as #4 seed

Posted: 05/17/2008 - The UK Wildcats will open the SEC Baseball Tournament as the 4th overall seed and will play #5 Alabama on Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m.

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