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Legends’ Hernandez draws bases loaded free pass to key walk-off victory in 10th inning

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  A bases-loaded walk to Elier Hernandez in the bottom of the 10th inning gave the Lexington Legends a 14-13 win over the Hagerstown Suns Sunday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.   The teams combined for 29 hits in the game, …

Workouts by American Pharoah, Belmont contenders at Churchill to be open to public

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  With Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah and three other Belmont Stakes contenders stabled on the grounds, Churchill Downs Racetrack will offer free open to the public access to the 8:30-8:45 a.m. training period for those horses starting on Memorial …

Five-hitter by Nunley not enough as top-ranked Gators bring end to UK’s season

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  Kentucky junior pitcher Kelsey Nunley allowed just one earned run on five hits, but No. 1 national seed Florida got another dominating pitching performance from senior pitcher Lauren Haeger and an infield RBI single in the fourth inning, lifting …

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Safe experience on the water should be priority for state’s boaters

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  By Kevin Kelly Special to KyForward   FRANKFORT, Ky. – Memorial Day weekend serves as the unofficial start to summer and draws boaters to Kentucky’s lakes and rivers in droves.   “There’s nothing better than a weekend or a …

Suddenly hot Wildcats look to advance in NCAA Super Regional against No. 1 Gators

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  After rolling through the NCAA South Bend Regional with three straight wins, including a victory over No. 16 national seed Notre Dame, the Kentucky softball team hopes to continue its winning ways this weekend when it travels to face …

Former special assistant Barbee will return to role on bench for Calipari, Cats next season

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  Tony Barbee has been promoted to assistant coach, head men’s basketball coach John Calipari announced Friday.   Barbee, a former head coach at Auburn and UTEP, spent last season as a special assistant. He takes the spot left open …

Up for the Challenge: Calipari’s Wildcats face demanding 13-game non-conference schedule

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  John Calipari demands the gold standard in every aspect of the Kentucky men’s basketball program. The Wildcats’ 2015-16 schedule will once again meet that demand with a 13-game non-conference schedule that features 10 games against teams that advanced to …

Thomas More’s Pogue adds to post-season honors, named to All-America first-team

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  Thomas More College junior designated hitter Donovan Pogue (Sharonville, Ohio/St. Xavier) has been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and D3baseball.com All-American Teams.   Pogue was named to the ABCA Rawlings NCAA Division III All-America First Team …

League-leading ninth home run by O’Hearn only Legends hit as Hagerstown posts 3-2 win

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  Grant DeBruin and Cody Dent homered as the Hagerstown Suns took a 3-2 win over the Lexington Legends in the opener of a four-game series at Whitaker Bank Ballpark Thursday night.   Hagerstown opened the scoring with a run …

Likely NBA lottery pick Payne earns Ohio Valley Conference Athlete of Year award

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  Murray State sophomore point guard Cameron Payne was named the Ohio Valley Conference Male Athlete of the Year for 2014-15 following voting by the league’s athletics directors and sports information directors.   Payne will be honored at the OVC’s …

Calipari picks up Alltech 2015 Humanitarian Award for helping others ‘reach their dreams’

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Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday after addressing more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international …

Eastern Kentucky to renew men’s basketball rivalry with Toppers starting next season

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Eastern Kentucky University and Western Kentucky University will renew their men’s basketball rivalry beginning with the 2015-16 season and face off each of the next four seasons, EKU Head Coach Dan McHale announced.   The four-game, home-and-home series will begin …

Legends drop series finale to Greenville; Canseco appearance highlights homestand

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  Michael Chavis’ single scored Yoan Moncada from second base in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Greenville Drive a 4-3 win over the Lexington Legends Wednesday night.   Greenville won two out of three games in the …

Bluegrass Adventures: Human-powered watercraft provide unique view of outdoors

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  Editor’s note: Veteran outdoorsman and adventurer Daniel Leathers joins KyForward’s regular contributors with “Bluegrass Adventures,” a column highlighting the many and varied outdoor recreation opportunities in Kentucky.   By Daniel Leathers KyForward columnist   The bow of the canoe …

Winning ACC tournament would be nice, but Cardinals eye return to College World Series

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   The University of Louisville baseball team rolled to its most impressive regular season in history. Now it’s time to see if the Cardinals can continue their success during the all-important postseason.   Top-seeded …