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Street Sense Out of the Belmont

Posted: 05/31/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense will skip the Belmont Stakes so trainer Carl Nafzger can prepare his colt for the Travers Stakes and Breeders' Cup Classic later this year. Nafzger said he talked to owner James Tafel for two hours Wednesday night before deciding against a rematch with Preakness winner Curlin in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

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SEC Coaches Nix Spring Football Signing Period

Updated: 05/31/2007 - Destin, Fla. — If SEC football coaches have any say, college football will stick with one national signing period for high school recruits. The idea of adding an early signing period, which has gained steam in other conferences, was shot down in a 9-3 vote by SEC coaches Wednesday.

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UK - South Carolina on ESPN

Updated: 05/30/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky’s football game at South Carolina on Oct. 4 will kick off at 7:30 p.m., ESPN announced today.

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EKU's Korir Named OVC Male Athlete of the Year

Updated: 05/30/2007 - BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- The Ohio Valley Conference announced today that Eastern Kentucky University senior cross country All-American Jacob Korir has been named the 2006-07 OVC Male Athlete of the Year. He will receive his awards from Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher, OVC Commissioner, at the League’s annual Honors Luncheon on June 1 in Nashville.

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State Now Tracking Thoroughbred Injuries

Posted: 05/30/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Just over a year after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro shattered his leg in the Preakness, 30 racetracks across the country are set to launch a program to record on-track injuries to horses.

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Kragthorpe Dismisses Two Cardinals

Posted: 05/30/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville football coach Steve Kragthorpe says two players have been dismissed from the team. The coach announced today that cornerback Lamar Alston and defensive end Jonathan Holston were dismissed.

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UK Athletes Move on the NCAA Track and Field Championships

Posted: 05/30/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - Five Kentucky individuals and the men’s 4x400 relay team are headed to the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the NCAA announced Tuesday evening. The NCAA Championships take place June 6-9 at the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif.

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Nafzger Will Decide Thursday on Street Sense, Belmont

Posted: 05/30/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense put together a solid work on Wednesday at Churchill Downs according to trainer Carl Nafzger, and a decision on whether the colt will head to the Belmont is expected on Thursday.

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Former Harrodsburg Star Signs with CFL

Updated: 05/29/2007 - RICHMOND, Ky. – Former Eastern Kentucky University football standout Patrick Bugg recently signed a multi-year contract with the Canadian Football League’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. Rookie camp begins on Wednesday, May 30, with official training camp to start on Sunday, June 3.

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Tubby to the Rescue

Posted: 05/29/2007 - Oxxford, makers of the hand-made suits, should design a stylist new cape for a man I'm calling SuperrrrTubby. A crying baby on an airplane was no problem for passenger Orlando Smith, even in first class. "Tubby Smith is an absolute class act, a kind and gentle soul," wrote Troy Alexander, after flying from Detroit to Minneapolis on a Sunday NWA flight recently with the new U basketball coach.

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Reds' Hamilton Begins Rehab

Posted: 05/28/2007 - Tomorrow (Tuesday, May 29), Cincinnati Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton will join Class AAA Louisville on a rehabilitation assignment. He has been on the 15-day disabled list since May 22 with gastroenteritis (inflammation or infection of the gastrointestinal tract).

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UK 4x100 Relay Knocks Off No. 2 LSU

Posted: 05/26/2007 - COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Kentucky men’s 4x400 relay knocked off second-ranked LSU Saturday for the first time in NCAA Mideast Regional history and five additional Wildcats qualified for the upcoming NCAA Championships to highlight a stellar final day at the Audrey J. Walton Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri.

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Blackwelder Tabbed as New UK Women's Golf Coach

Posted: 05/25/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky.—One of the most successful women’s golfers in school history, Myra Blackwelder, has been named women’s golf coach at the University of Kentucky, Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart announced Friday. Blackwelder a 1978 graduate of Kentucky, replaces Stephanie Barker as the seventh coach in school history and third in UK varsity annals.

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UK Volleyball's Recruiting Class Ranked 8th Best

Posted: 05/25/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky volleyball program had one of its best seasons in 2006 and looks to continue that tradition in the upcoming year. The 2007 recruiting class for third-year head coach Craig Skinner has been named the eighth best in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com.

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UK Signee Arrested

Updated: 05/25/2007 - A University of Kentucky football recruit appeared in court on Friday after being arrested on burglary charges earlier in the week.

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Morehead State University Buys Eagle Trace

Posted: 05/25/2007 - Morehead State University is the new owner and operator of Eagle Trace Golf Course in Rowan County. MSU provided $1.3 million of the price tag, which was supplemented by $300,000 in public funds.

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NCAA Approves Moving Three-Point Line

Updated: 05/25/2007 - INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The N-C-A-A has approved moving the men's three-point line back one foot to 20 feet, nine inches.

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UK Track and Field Ready For NCAA Regionals

Updated: 09/22/2007 - Kentucky’s track and field athletes begin their competition in the NCAA Mideast Regional on Friday at the Audrey J. Walton Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri with aspirations of advancing to the NCAA Championships to be held June 6-9 in Sacramento, Calif.

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Reds' Hamilton OK'd to Return

Updated: 09/22/2007 - CINCINNATI (AP) - Medical tests confirmed Wednesday that Cincinnati Reds outfielder Josh Hamilton has nothing more serious than an inflamed digestive tract. Hamilton had severe stomach pain Friday night in Cleveland, where the Reds were playing an interleague series. Cincinnati placed him on the 15-day disabled list Monday, when he was still weak from the ailment. Precautionary tests confirmed the original diagnosis of gastroenteritis, or inflammation of the digestive system. Hamilton will rest for a few days, then resume working out. He could be sent to the minors to work back into shape before coming off the disabled list. Hamilton returned to baseball this season after fighting through alcohol and drug addiction. The 26-year-old rookie is hitting .261 with eight homers. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Borel Honored in Louisville

Posted: 05/23/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel won't win the Triple Crown this year, but his place in history is literally in cement.

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Prince joining LeBron, Oden at USA Basketball Camp

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Oden, Durant added to U.S. team; LeBron's status not set AP Photo By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer Greg Oden and Kevin Durant are headed to USA Basketball camp. LeBron James' summer plans still seem up in the air. Jason Kidd, Carlos Boozer, Deron Williams, Mike Miller, Tayshaun Prince and Tyson Chandler also were invited to Las Vegas for training camp in July, a month before the Americans will try to qualify for the 2008 Olympics.

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Bengals Release Statement on Henry

Updated: 05/23/2007 - The Cincinnati Bengals released a statement this afternoon regarding the findings of receiever Chris Henry's latest drug test.

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Attorney Says Bengal Passed Drug Screening

Updated: 05/23/2007 - The attorney for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry said Wednesday that the suspended player has passed his drug screenings.

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Prince Added to US Basketball Roster

Posted: 05/23/2007 - Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince will be added to USA Basketball's summer roster, according to the Associated Press. Managing director Jerry Colangelo is set to announce several additions today in Las Vegas, where the Americans will train and compete this summer in the FIBA Americas tournament.

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