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Gillispie to be Named New UK Coach

Posted: 04/06/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's restless two weeks are over. The Wildcats have a new coach in Billy Gillispie, who will try to restore some of the luster to college basketball's winningest school.

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UK Given Permission to Speak With Gillispie

Updated: 05/02/2007 - UK has asked for and received permission to speak with Texas A&M basketball coach Billy Gillispie about the vacant Wildcat position. Gillispie led the Aggies to the finals of the NCAA South Region

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Donovan Staying at Florida

Updated: 04/05/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Plan A is not an option. Billy Donovan's decision to remain at Florida rather than take the vacant head coaching job at Kentucky leaves the field for Tubby Smith's replacement wide open, with names from all over the college basketball landscape finding their way into the rumor mill.

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Donovan To Stay At Florida

Updated: 04/05/2007 - Coach Billy Donovan will stay at Florida, spurning a chance to return to Kentucky and take over the tradition-rich program.

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Former Wildcat Padgett Waived

Updated: 04/05/2007 - MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies have waived forward Scott Padgett after agreeing to buy out his contract.

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Grizzlies Set to Offer Donovan Huge Deal

Updated: 04/04/2007 - Florida coach Billy Donovan has given no indication of what his next move might be, other than to say he’s happy at Florida.

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Legends Boss Makes Annual Bet

Posted: 04/03/2007 - APPLEBEE’S PARK (Lexington, KY.) – On Tuesday afternoon, Lexington Legends President Alan Stein guaranteed Legends fans that Lexington would win on opening night. If they don’t? Stein vowed to cut and dye his hair into a pink Mohawk.

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Former Wildcat Named NBA Coach of the Month

Updated: 04/03/2007 - MIAMI (AP) - Miami Heat coach Pat Riley has been named the N-B-A's Eastern Conference coach of the month for March, the record-setting eleventh time he's won the award. No other coach has been honored more than nine times. San Antonio's Gregg Popovich was the Western Conference recipient for March.

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MSU Rallies For 5-4 Win Over Kentucky

Updated: 04/01/2007 - Mississippi State rallied for three runs in the last two innings and handed 8th ranked Kentucky a 5-4 loss Sunday in Starkville.

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Gators on Verge of Back-to-Back Titles

Updated: 04/01/2007 - ATLANTA (AP) - Florida has moved to within one win of its second straight national championship by beating U-C-L-A 76-to-66 at the Final Four in Atlanta.

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Young Buckeyes Will Play for a Title

Updated: 04/01/2007 - ATLANTA (AP) - Take Greg Oden away from Ohio State and the Buckeyes still play for the national championship. Take Roy Hibbert away from Georgetown and ... the Buckeyes still play for the national championship.

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Tubby Smith Putting Together Coaching Staff

Updated: 04/02/2007 - ATLANTA - Tubby Smith's first priority was trying to make the Gophers men's basketball players comfortable. It was more important than putting together a coaching staff. And it was more important than immediately trying to recruit another player for next season.

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Rookies Sweep Postseason Basketball Awards

Updated: 03/30/2007 - ATLANTA (AP) - A couple of rookies swept the national college basketball awards. Freshman Kevin Durant of Texas and first-year coach Tony Bennett of Washington State were named player and coach of the year Friday by The Associated Press.

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Donovan Stays Focused Through UK Rumors

Updated: 04/01/2007 - Success, of course, has its price. The distracting speculation surrounding Billy Donovan's future has become the cost the Gators will pay during this, the final step in their quest for a second straight national championship.

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No. 8 Wildcats Head to Starkville

Posted: 03/29/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Coming off its first series win over LSU in program history, the No. 8 Kentucky baseball team heads to the Magnolia State to face Mississippi State in a three-game Southeastern Conference series beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT Friday at Dudy Noble Field.

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Barbaro's Trainer Back in the Derby Hunt

Posted: 03/29/2007 - BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Derby winning trainer Michael Matz says he'll never be over "Barbaro." But he knows he can't live in the past all the time. On Saturday, Matz will send out "Chelokee" in the (M) million dollar Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, in Hallandale. He hopes this three-year-old colt can prove himself good enough to run in the Derby on May Fifth

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Reds' Hopes Ride on Young Arms

Posted: 03/29/2007 - SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds head into the 2007 season next week riding the shoulders of pitchers Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo. Both were among the top pitchers in the National League last year.

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Morris Makes NBA Debut

Updated: 03/28/2007 - Randolph Morris, who signed with the Knicks last week just days after playing for Kentucky in the NCAA tournament, made his NBA debut with 3:27 left in first quarter. He played 6 minutes and fit right in with the Knicks, going 1-for-4 from the free throw line. ... The Knicks evened the season series at 2-all after Cleveland won 90-68 at home last Friday.

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Nine Going to Post in Florida Derby

Posted: 03/28/2007 - HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Stormello has a score to settle. Notional has nothing to settle, but his running style seems to be a perfect fit for the race. Their trainers have different reasons for shipping cross country, but their West Coast-based colts are part of a formidable field for Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, a final steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby on May 5.

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Freel Questionable for Reds Opening Day

Updated: 03/28/2007 - SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Ryan Freel is set to start the Cincinnati Reds' season opener on Monday in center field, taking over for Ken Griffey Junior.

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