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PGA Championship at Louisville’s Valhalla features all the top 100 world-ranked players


The PGA of America announced Tuesday that the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Ranking have committed to play in the 96th PGA Championship, set for Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.   Barring any withdrawals …

Former UK center fielder Cousino wins
spot on Northwest League All-Star team


  Former Kentucky star center fielder Austin Cousino has been named to the Northwest League North Division All-Star Team. The game will be played Aug. 6 in Eugene, Ore.   A native of Dublin, Ohio, Cousino has hit .281 (43-for-153) …

Shadwell Turf Mile will provide Keeneland with first $1 million stakes race in October


  Keeneland, in partnership with Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Farm, announced Tuesday that the Shadwell Turf Mile will carry a purse of $1 million for its 29th running on Saturday, Oct. 4.   With the increase, the …

Louisville’s Lehman earns spot in next month’s U.S. Amateur Golf Championship


  University of Louisville men’s golfer J.D. Lehman has qualified for the 2014 United States Amateur Championship, scheduled for Aug. 11-17 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga.   A sophomore, Lehman qualified for the event with his …

Sports Notes: AJ Reed earns promotion
to Quad Cities after hot professional debut


  Less than two months after playing his last game as a Kentucky Wildcat, college baseball’s consensus Player of the Year AJ Reed is on the move.   Reed, who capped a dream season by winning the Golden Spikes Award …

KHSAA finds Cordia High School used ineligible players, suspends basketball team


Following a year-long investigation, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association has determined than Cordia High School violated a number of KHSAA bylaws, including the use of ineligible players, and its boys’ basketball team will not be allowed to play during …

Mills handcuffs Sand Gnats, Kjerstad smacks three hits as Legends earn doubleheader split


  Alec Mills allowed one hit in six shutout innings, and Dex Kjerstad doubled, tripled and homered as the Lexington Legends blanked the Savannah Sand Gnats 7-0 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday night.   Matt Oberste’s three-run …

In what might have been his last interview, ‘Wah Wah’ Jones recalls Wildcat Memories


  In tribute to Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, who died at the age of 88 this past weekend, University Press of Kentucky shares an excerpt from the forthcoming book, Wildcat Memories by Doug Brunk; Wah Wah’s chapter might be the …

Pair of junior baseball Wildcats earn starts
in 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star game


  Kentucky junior stars Kyle Barrett and Kyle Cody earned starting assignments in the 2014 Cape Cod League All-Star Game, with the Western Division posting a 5-0 win over the East, on Sunday night in Bourne, Mass., at Bourne’s Doran …

Legendary Kentucky three-way sports star Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones passes away at 88


  Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, the last surviving member of the famous Fabulous Five, passed away Sunday at the age of 88.   Jones, who also played football and baseball at Kentucky, joined with Alex Groza, Cliff Barker, Ralph Beard …

Former Finlandia coach Shawn Hendrickson selected to lead Transylvania softball program


Shawn Hendrickson, 25-year coaching veteran and former head coach at Finlandia, has been named Transylvania’s new head softball coach.   “Shawn’s knowledge and passion for developing student-athletes and softball will be a great addition to our Pioneer family,” said Transylvania …

Season Preview: Annual Kentucky
Football Kickoff Luncheon set for Friday


The annual University of Kentucky Football Kickoff Luncheon presented by Kroger will be held Friday beginning at noon at the Lexington Hyatt Regency’s Patterson Ballroom.   During the luncheon, attendees will hear from the radio Voice of the Wildcats, Tom …

Duckworth breaks streak, topples Ward in Kentucky Bank Tennis Championship finals


  Australia’s James Duckworth walked onto the court for the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships men’s singles finals Sunday afternoon with a score to settle, and he did exactly that.   The 22-year-old native of Sydney played Great Britain’s James Ward, …

Diekroeger’s eighth inning squeeze bunt keys Legends to 5-2 victory over Sand Gnats


The Lexington Legends scored the go-ahead run on a squeeze bunt by Kenny Diekroeger in the bottom of the eighth inning and went on to a 5-2 win over the Savannah Sand Gnats Sunday.   The score was tied 2-2 …

Ward, Duckworth win KBTC semifinals,
set up rematch in championship round


  It was déjà vu all over again at the Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships Saturday as Great Britain’s James Ward and Australian James Duckworth both won their semifinal matches in straight sets to face each other Sunday for the second …