Three Columbia hurlers handcuff Legends’ offense on six hits, Fireflies take 4-0 decision

Columbia starter Thomas McIlraith and two relievers combined for a six-hit shutout as the Fireflies blanked the Lexington Legends 4-0 Monday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Columbia took the lead with a run in the top of the first inning. With one out, Andres Gimenez singled, moved to second on a walk to Jacob Zanon and scored on a base hit by Dash Winningham. A two-run homer by Jay Jabs in the...

Countdown to Kickoff: Single-game tickets for seven Wildcats’ home contests on sale Wednesday

With the countdown to the Kentucky football season in its final 75 days, single-game tickets for the Wildcats’ seven home contests will go on sale to season-ticket holders on June 28 and to the general public on July 14. Football season-ticket holders will be able to purchase home single-game tickets at exclusive prices beginning Wednesday, June 28 at 9 a.m. through their My UK Account. Football...

UK rookie lefthander Thompson earns second Freshman All-American award from Baseball America

Kentucky freshman pitcher Zack Thompson was named Second-Team Freshman All-America by Baseball America, it was announced Monday. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound left-hander is the third UK pitcher to be named to a freshman All-America team the past two seasons, joining right-handers Sean Hjelle and Justin Lewis in 2016. Thompson went 8-3 with a 3.45 earned run average this season, starting 13 games among his...

Lee homers, drives in three runs to back two-hit pitching by Davila as Legends earn series split

Khalil Lee led off the game with a home run, and Lexington starter Garrett Davila allowed two hits and one run in seven innings as the Legends gained a split of a four-game series with a 5-2 win over the West Virginia Power Sunday in Charleston. Lee had three hits and three runs batted in. After Lee’s homer, his team-leading 12th of the season, the score remained 1-0 until the top of the fifth....

Branching Out: Former UK football star Tamme’s racehorse Con Te Partiro wins at Royal Ascot

By Christina Moore Americasbestracing.com NFL free agent and former Kentucky Wildcat Jacob Tamme experienced a new kind of sporting achievement last week when a Thoroughbred racehorse he co-owns, Con Te Partiro, won the Sandringham Stakes in an upset at the prestigious Royal Ascot meet in England. Con Te Partiro defeated 23 other 3-year-old fillies in come-from-behind fashion, taking home the winner’s...

With destinations determined, Monk, Fox, Adebayo eager to have an impact at the next level

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Now that the future is clear, De’Aaron Fox wants to be a franchise player. Malik Monk is set to take his winning ways to Charlotte. Fox was selected as the fifth overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Draft Thursday night. Fox will join former Kentucky standouts Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere and brings “leadership, a lot more youth” to the organization. “It’s...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: A few tips on how to choose the best kayak for flat water fishing

By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward A car, truck or sport utility vehicle with a couple of kayaks on the roof with fishing poles visible through the back window is an increasingly common sight on Kentucky highways. Sales data shows kayak fishing and related kayak accessories increasing in popularity. Some of this popularity has to do with many baby boomers reaching retirement age and wanting a new...

After another disappointing College World Series exit, McDonnell loses cool as Cards lose to TCU

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — A College World Series appearance that began with such promise for the University of Louisville baseball team ended in the same way the Cardinals’ other trips to Omaha have: with another bitterly disappointing, frustrating loss and a 1-2 record. After opening last Friday with an 8-4 win over Texas A&M, No. 7 UofL (53-12) couldn’t...

Early four-run deficit too much to overcome as Cardinals’ College World Series run comes to an end

OMAHA, Neb. – Despite home runs from Brendan McKay and Logan Taylor, the No. 7 national seed Louisville baseball team was unable to overcome an early four-run deficit suffering a season-ending 4-3 loss to No. 6 TCU in a College World Series elimination game on Thursday night at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. With the loss, the Cardinals closed their record-setting season with a 53-12 mark overall...

Legends open second half of South Atlantic League season by dropping 9-6 decision to Power

A five-run sixth inning put West Virginia in front for good, and the Power went on to a 9-6 win over the Lexington Legends Thursday night in Charleston in the opening game of the second half of the season. Adrian Valerio hit two home runs and drove in three runs for the Power. Valerio led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run, his second of the season, giving the Power a 1-0 lead. The...

Sacramento Kings grab UK’s Fox with No. 5 pick, Monk selected 11th by Hornets in NBA Draft

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today It didn’t take long for De’Aaron Fox to hear his name called during the NBA Draft Thursday night in Brooklyn. Former teammate Malik Monk wasn’t too far behind after waiting longer than expected. Fox, the former Kentucky point guard was the fifth pick of the draft and was chosen by Sacramento Kings. Monk also was a first-round selection and was taken 11th overall...

Kentucky Derby also-ran Patch among a host of race horses who lived up — or down — to their names

By Liane Crossley Special to KyForward Thoroughbred racehorses are much harder to name than pets or people with guidelines that include an 18-letter limit and restrictions against previously used monikers. Despite the challenge, owners cleverly christen racers with handles that might reflect pedigree, places, family, friends, occupation or trends. Runners in this season’s Triple Crown sported examples...

Wildcats’ Diallo, Washington selected to USA U19 team; Wynyard earns spot on New Zealand squad

Kentucky men’s basketball freshmen Hamidou Diallo and PJ Washington were named to the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team competing in the FIBA World Cup in Cairo in July. John Calipari is serving as the head coach of the team. Team USA will be looking for its third straight title at the FIBA World Cup after capturing gold at the 2013 and 2015 tournaments. The 12-man team was trimmed...

Cardinals face daunting task — stay alive by winning three CWS elimination games in three days

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — A six-game winning streak in the NCAA Tournament has gone by the wayside, as has a bid to stay in the winners’ bracket of the College World Series past two games for the first time ever. So now the University of Louisville baseball team faces a daunting task: Win three elimination games in three days to advance to the best-of-three championship...

Wildcat freshman Kevin Knox tweaks hamstring, forced to pull out of Team USA workouts

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today Incoming Kentucky freshman Kevin Knox withdrew from the USA Basketball U19 men’s basketball training camp Wednesday after tweaking his hamstring. Knox made the first-round of cuts tat narrowed the roster from 28 to 18 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The final cut is expected to be made Thursday ahead of the NBA Draft. Kevin Knox tweaked his hamstring during Team USA...

Keeneland’s fall stakes schedule offers total of $5.3 million; First Lady debuts as Breeders’ Challenge

Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet, which covers 17 days from Oct. 6-28, will present six Grade 1 races among 17 graded stakes worth $5.325 million and will showcase many of the nation’s top contenders aiming for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships during its signature Fall Stars Weekend on the first three days of the season. Among the most prestigious race meets in the country, Keeneland’s Fall...

Gators run up early four-run lead on homers, deal Cardinals first defeat in College World Series

No. 3 national seed Florida maximized its offensive chances earning a 5-1 victory against the No. 7 Louisville baseball team in Tuesday night’s College World Series winners bracket contest at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. The Gators (49-18) needed just five hits to score their five runs as both Austin Langworthy and Deacon Liput homered to lead the offense. On the mound, sophomore righthander Brady Singer...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Early Kentucky’s era of exploitation awakened conservation movement

This second article in a two-part series, in honor of Kentucky’s 225th anniversary of statehood, focuses on the 150 years from 1750 to 1900, with a timeline of human use of natural resources. The research for this article is courtesy of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Kentucky’s historical era began when Virginia physician and land speculator Thomas Walker passed through...

Keith Taylor: Once thought to be out of the lottery, Adebayo could be a first-round sleeper choice

Bam Adebayo isn’t considered a lottery pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, but could very be a sleeper choice in the first round. Adebayo, who averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game for Kentucky last season, worked out for the Charlotte Hornets Sunday. Adebayo played at High Point Christian Academy in North Carolina. During his workout with Charlotte Sunday, Adebayo showcased his shooting from...

Campbellsville names Hollingsworth vice president for athletics; Hardy promoted to athletics director

Campbellsville University President Dr. Michael V. Carter has announced the promotion of Rusty Hollingsworth to vice president for athletics, starting July 1. With that promotion, Jim Hardy, assistant athletic director, is moving to the director of athletics position, also starting July 1. In addition, head baseball coach and Associate AD Beauford Sanders will have a bigger role in the daily operations...