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NABC bestows national Coach of the Year honors on Cats’ Calipari for a third time

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  For the third time in his career, John Calipari has been named national Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.   Calipari moved into second place alone for the most all-time NABC Coach of the …

Sports Notes: Most eyes are on Indy this weekend, but some are looking ahead, too

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  As the eyes of Big Blue Nation (and the rest of the basketball-watching country) turn toward Indianapolis to see whether top-ranked Kentucky can close the deal, some eyes are being trained on next year’s team.   Reports last week …

Kentucky uses long ball to power past No. 1 LSU late and capture series rubber match

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  After Riley Mahan belted a pinch-hit, inside-the-park homer with two outs in the ninth inning to tie the game, Greg Fettes ripped a solo home run to open the 11th inning, lifting Kentucky to a wild 12-10 win over …

Familiar foe Michigan State is final obstacle
for Louisville’s improbable Final Four run

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   It’s beginning to feel a lot like 1987 to Rick Pitino, and look like 2012 where his current Louisville basketball team is concerned.   Pitino’s ’87 Providence team, led by Billy Donovan, was …

Lightly used reserve Gill combines with vets Rozier, Harrell to keep Cards alive in NCAA

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   There were other players who stood out more and longer for Louisville throughout the evening, but without little-used Anton Gill’s contributions, the fourth-seeded Cardinals might be headed home instead of spending a long …

Five-run first inning rally, stout relief effort by Martin fuels Kentucky past Morehead State

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  Storm Wilson smashed his first home run of the year and Taylor Martin fired 2.2 shutout innings in relief for his first career decision, leading Kentucky to a 9-4 win over Morehead State Wednesday at Cliff Hagan Stadium.   …

Big series with Bulldogs lifts UK outfielder Kyle Barrett to SEC Player of Week honors

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  After helping lead Kentucky to a series win over No. 20 Mississippi State, Kentucky junior centerfielder Kyle Barrett has been named Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, it was announced by the league office.   A native of Douglasville, …

Sports Notes: Wildcats may go undefeated, but Thomas More beat them to the punch

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  Heading into March, two state schools were looking at unbeaten records and taking dead aim at national championships.   One, John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats, stand four games away from that goal after winning their opening two NCAA tournament games …

Take me out to the ballgame: Legends Fan Fest Saturday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark

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  See the ballpark, taste the food and take advantage of the first opportunity to buy individual game tickets for the 2015 season. That’s just part of what the Lexington Legends are offering at their annual Fan Fest, which is …

Morehead’s Robinson named to Johnny Bench Award List; Eagles knock off Vols

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  Morehead State senior baseball student-athlete Chris Robinson has been named to the 2015 Johnny Bench Award Watch List, honoring the nation’s top catcher.   The award, presented by BaseballSavings.com and administered by the Greater Wichita (Kan.) Area Sports Commission, …

Kentucky hurler Cody dominates again, keys Wildcats to doubleheader sweep over NKU

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  Kyle Cody turned in his second consecutive dominating start, fanning eight over seven one-run innings, pitching Kentucky to a 9-3 win over Northern Kentucky in the second game of a doubleheader, with the Wildcats sweeping the impromptu three-game series, …

Kentucky’s Cody in command, selected Louisville Slugger National Player of Week

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  After firing seven no-hit innings on Saturday, Kentucky junior right-hander Kyle Cody has been named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball and Co-Pitcher of the Week by the Southeastern Conference, it was announced.   …

Legends’ March 14 Fan Fest includes ballpark tours, concession samples, games and more

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See the ballpark, taste the food and take advantage of the first opportunity to buy individual game tickets for the 2015 season — that’s just part of what the Lexington Legends are offering at their annual Fan Fest, which is …

Weather forces Kentucky baseball squad to cancel first home week, head south for games

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  Due to continuing inclement weather in the central Kentucky area, the Kentucky baseball team has altered its home-opening week and will now travel to Port Charlotte, Fla., to play four games, facing off with Nebraska-Omaha, Northeastern and Mount St. …

Jamie Vaught: Even a team of SEC All-Stars might not be able to challenge these Cats

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  The Wildcats, with a historic 28-0 mark, are still rolling along, enjoying a season of mostly blowouts.   No one in college basketball is able to find a way to stop Kentucky, which has been ranked No. 1 every …