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Sweet 16 Shelled

Updated: 03/08/2007 - All you in ofr the Sweet 16

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LSU Women's Coach Resigns

Posted: 03/07/2007 - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- LSU women's basketball coach Pokey Chatman, who twice took the Lady Tigers to the Final Four after taking over as head coach in 2004, unexpectedly announced her resignation Wednesday.

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BatCats Run Record to 13-0

Updated: 03/07/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. - Sean Coughlin, Brian Spear, Matt McKinney, and Brock Wright homered, as the No. 17 Kentucky baseball team plated 17 unanswered runs to throttle the Cincinnati Bearcats 21-7, on Wednesday evening at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Steele, Davidson Questionable When Bama Meets Cats

Updated: 03/07/2007 - BANGED-UP BAMA: Alabama knew that point guard Ronald Steele would be questionable for the SEC tournament. He's nursed a sore knee most of the season. But Jermareo Davidson appears to be in worse shape. The senior center hurt his back in Sunday's regular-season finale, a 91-67 loss at Mississippi State. He hasn't been able to practice since then, sitting out Wednesday's workout at the Georgia Dome.

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Georgetown College in 16th Straight NAIA Tournament

Updated: 03/07/2007 - The third-seed and third-ranked Georgetown College Tigers will play Xavier (LA) in the first round of the 2007 Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship on Thursday, March 15th at 4:30 p.m. CST, according to the pairings released on Wednesday afternoon. All games will be played in the Municipal Auditorium.

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Churchill Downs Adds Quarantine Facility

Posted: 03/07/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 7, 2007) - Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds of the historic track.

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Derby Prospect Will Run in Lane's End

Posted: 03/07/2007 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - "Hard Spun" is to ship to Turfway Park to take advantage of the Kentucky track's synthetic surface. The colt is a top prospect for the Kentucky Derby. He will miss the 300-thousand-dollar Rebel Stakes, instead training for the 500-thousand-dollar Lane's End Stakes at Turfway.

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Cats Set to Open Play in Catlanta

Posted: 03/07/2007 - The two schools with the most historical success in the SEC Tournament square off in the first game of this year’s event when Kentucky, seeded fourth in the Eastern Division, clashes with Alabama, seeded fifth in the West.

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Cats Host Cincy Wednesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium

Posted: 03/06/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – The No. 17 Kentucky baseball team, off to the second best start in the 103-year history of the Wildcat baseball program, looks to continue its streaking start, as it plays host to the Cincinnati Bearcats, 4 p.m. EST Wednesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.

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Trustees Mum on Tubby

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Board chairman James Hardymon said the matter should be left to Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and the school's athletics board. He said the trustees, however, are generally opposed to big contract buyouts - and Smith could be owed around $4 million if his employment were terminated.

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Morris Chosen All-District

Posted: 03/06/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky junior center Randolph Morris has been selected to the United States Basketball Writers’ Association District IV All-District team as announced by the organization this afternoon.

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Bengals Linebacker Pleads No Contest to Charges

Updated: 03/06/2007 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Cincinnati Bengals linebacker A.J. Nicholson was sentenced to 60 days in a sheriff's work program and two years' probation after pleading no contest to burglary and grand theft, court records show.

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Lofton Named SEC Player of the Year

Updated: 03/06/2007 - ATLANTA (AP) - To Chris Lofton, the season feels like a roller coaster. It's certainly looking up heading into the Southeastern Conference tournament. The Tennessee guard was named player of the year on The Associated Press All-SEC team released Tuesday, edging Derrick Byars of Vanderbilt.

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Baseball Card Maker Has New Owner

Updated: 03/06/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - The Topps Co., maker of baseball cards and Bazooka bubble gum, agreed to accept a $385.4 million takeover offer from a buyout group that includes former Disney chief executive Michael Eisner.

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Transy's Leach Player of the Month

Posted: 03/06/2007 - GREENWOOD, IN –Transylvania’s Julie Leach (Beaver Dam, KY/Ohio Co.) has been named February’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Player of the Month. The sophomore basketball centerpropelled the Pioneers to a 6-1 record in February, including an at-large trip to the NCAA Division III tournament.

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Cats' Coughlin Receives National Honor

Posted: 03/06/2007 - LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky slugger Sean Coughlin has been named to the College Baseball Foundation National Player of the Week Honor Roll, the organization announced Tuesday morning.

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Churchill Buys Half of HRTV

Posted: 03/05/2007 - As part of the deal announced Monday, races at CDI-owned tracks will be shown on Horse Racing TV after CDI bought a 50 percent stake in the Magna-owned network, which reaches 13 million homes.

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KSU Coach, Players Receive Post-Season Honors

Posted: 03/05/2007 - Birmingham, AL - Kentucky State University head women's basketball coach, Michelle Clark-Heard, has been selected by her coaching peer's as the 2006-2007 SIAC Women's Basketball Coach of the Year. The announcement was made last night at the SIAC Annual Basketball Tournament Luncheon.

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UK's Ignacio Returns to NCAA Championships

Posted: 03/05/2007 - ATHENS, Ga.— Senior Taryn Ignacio qualified for the NCAA Championships on the platform in her quest to repeat as national champion in the event on Sunday at the NCAA Zone Championships hosted by the University of Georgia.

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Cats Fall at Florida

Posted: 03/04/2007 - GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Joakim Noah and Taurean Green broke out of slumps just in time to help No. 5 Florida make history. Noah and Green scored 17 points apiece and the Gators rebounded from consecutive losses to beat Kentucky 85-72 on Sunday, becoming the first Southeastern Conference team to win six in a row against the Wildcats.

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EKU Heading to the Big Dance

Updated: 03/04/2007 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Josh Taylor converted a layup with less than three seconds left and Eastern Kentucky beat regular-season champion Austin Peay 63-to-62 tonight for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship.

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Catman Running Nips Battaglia Field

Posted: 03/03/2007 - FLORENCE, KY . . . March 3, 2007 . . . Half the field was in contention heading into the stretch of the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday, but at the wire the winning ride belonged to Willie Martinez on Catman Running.

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Zips Take Two from EKU

Posted: 03/03/2007 - RICHMOND, Ky. – Scott Gunn hit a two-run go-ahead home run in the top of the seventh to lead the Akron Zips to 8-6 victory over the Eastern Kentucky baseball team Saturday afternoon at Turkey Hughes Field. The Zips also took the first game, 7-0, despite a 3-for-3 performance from senior Tony Wells. The Colonels fall to 5-3 while the Zips improve to 4-1. The teams will conclude the three-game series on Sunday at Turkey Hughes Field. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.

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