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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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UK Opens Spring Football Practice

Updated: 03/28/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Andre Woodson was in a battle for the starting quarterback job when spring drills opened at the University of Kentucky at this time a year ago, but not this year.

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Bengals' Henry in Trouble Again

Posted: 03/27/2007 - CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry, already facing possible NFL punishment for problems with the law, has been cited by Cincinnati police on three traffic charges including driving with a suspended license.

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Lofton Earns All-America Honor

Updated: 03/27/2007 - The second team consists of seniors Nick Fazekas of Nevada and Jared Dudley of Boston College, juniors Chris Lofton of Tennessee and Joakim Noah of Florida and sophomore Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina.

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UK Baseball Wildcats Climb to #8

Updated: 03/27/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Off to a 23-2-1 start to open the 2007 season, the Kentucky baseball team has cracked top-10, climbing as high as No. 8 in the weekly Collegiate Baseball top-30 poll, the organization announced Monday.

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UK Baseball Climbs to No. 8 In the National Rankings

Posted: 03/26/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Off to a 23-2-1 start to open the 2007 season, the Kentucky baseball team has cracked top-10, climbing as high as No. 8 in the weekly Collegiate Baseball top-30 poll, the organization announced Monday.

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Pitino Says He's Not a Candidate

Updated: 03/26/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kentucky's search for its next basketball coach won't include Rick Pitino. Pitino said Monday that while he enjoyed his eight years with the Wildcats, he's happy coaching Louisville and wouldn't consider returning to the school he led to the national championship in 1996.

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Morris Practices with Knicks

Updated: 03/26/2007 - GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Randolph Morris lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and still might get to play in big games in late March. Randolph Morris and Kentucky couldn't get past Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.A week after playing in his final college game for Kentucky, Morris went through his first NBA practice Sunday, two days after signing with the New York Knicks.

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Carter Staying at UK

Updated: 03/26/2007 - Jared Carter is staying at UK. His dad, Jeff Carter, told the Georgetown News-Graphic that his son is “very adamant about finishing out at Kentucky.”

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Scott Co. Takes Home Second State Title

Updated: 03/25/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) A well-meaning tongue lashing at halftime is all it took to inspire Scott County guard Bud Mackey to take over the game.

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Tubby Moves On

Updated: 03/23/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A decade toiling under the glare of one of college basketball's most exacting spotlights was enough for Tubby Smith. Now, Kentucky must find a way to restore the program's luster while replacing a highly respected coach who grew tired of the high expectations and ever-present grumblings.

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Scott County Wins Opener

Updated: 03/21/2007 - Tyler Portwood scored ten points to help Scott County cruise past Oldham County 59-to-47 in the first round of the boys' state basketball tournament

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Tubby Deserves a Chance to Clean Up His Mess

Updated: 03/21/2007 - Sometimes people wonder… Why would Tubby Smith’s job be in jeopardy? Why would UK want him back? How has the Program (with a capital “P”) tumbled from, not only the Top 10 but the Top 25 entirely? Will it EVER be back? Are UK fans too demanding? Have the media given Smith a free pass? And why did it take so long for Mitch Barnhart to say something – anything?

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