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Lexington Legends annual promotional caravan takes to the road in February

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The Lexington Legends’ annual traveling caravan is ready to hit the road in February.   The Legends’ pre-season caravan has six stops set, with others, including Lexington, to be announced soon. The events not only generate anticipation for the 2015 …

Seven former Legends earn invitations to Kansas City spring training next month

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Seven former Lexington Legends – Scott Alexander, Christian Binford, Cam Gallagher, Hunter Dozier, Bubba Starling, Miguel Almonte and Raul Mondesi — are among 23 non-roster invitees to Major League Spring Training with the Legends’ parent club, the American League champion …

Legends looking for potential national anthem performers for upcoming ’15 home schedule

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The Lexington Legends will determine at least one starting lineup in February – and that’s the lineup of singers and musicians who will sing or play the national anthem before each Legends home game in 2015.   The Legends will …

Cardinals check in at No. 11 in inaugural D1Baseball.com preseason Top 25 poll

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  The 2015 Louisville baseball team earned its second preseason top 12 ranking, slotting at No. 11 overall in the inaugural D1Baseball.com preseason Top 25.   Last month, the Cardinals were ranked at No. 12 in the Collegiate Baseball newspaper …

Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggle, extreme pogo among fun offerings on the Legends’ schedule

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  Mad Chad the Chainsaw Juggler, a second round of Home Run Derby with Jose Canseco, and Clifford the Big Red Dog are among the nationally-recognized entertainment acts that the Lexington Legends will bring to Whitaker Bank Ballpark during the …

Sports Notes: Recent moves by Barnhart prove he’s ‘all in’ with Stoops, football staff

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  There are a number of signs that show the times they are a-changing for the University of Kentucky football program, but it’s more than stadium renovations, new practice facilities and nationally ranked recruiting classes.   Recent decisions by UK …

Ashley Scoby: Winning games that seem destined to be losses a mark of greatness

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  BOXSCORE   Fans and pundits alike all say it the same way: Great teams find ways to win, even when things go wrong.   And if we’re judging this year’s Kentucky team (15-0 now after a 70-64 win at …

Legends staff for 2015 will include a new manager, pitching and hitting coaches

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Omar Ramirez has been named manager of the Lexington Legends for the 2015 season and his staff will include pitching coach Carlos Reyes, hitting coach Damon Hollins and bench coach Glenn Hubbard.   Hubbard is back for a second season …

Sports Notes: Looks like loss to Kentucky
just a minor bump in the road for Cardinals

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  Turns out Rick Pitino’s Louisville Cardinals have recovered quite nicely from their loss to top-ranked Kentucky two days after Christmas.   The Cardinals have won twice since that cold-shooting setback, topping Long Beach State then going on the road …

Ashley Scoby: Littlest player on the floor has the biggest impact as Wildcats topple U of L

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It seemed only fitting that Tyler Ulis wasn’t available for comment Saturday after his Kentucky team beat Louisville 58-50 at the KFC Yum Center. He was getting stitches above his eye after taking a shot to the face earlier, but …

Legends account for over $715,000 in gifts to various local organizations over the past year

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The Lexington Legends donated a total of $715,645 to a variety of non-profit organizations serving central Kentucky in the past year.   The Ivy Walls Charitable Giving Foundation Fund at Bluegrass Community Foundation, in cooperation with the Legends and business …

Sports Notes: National televsion blowout forces experts to ponder a perfect season

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  If you were watching scores scrolling across the bottom of your television screen on ESPN Saturday, you had to do a cartoon-like, Wile E. Coyote jaw-drop when you saw this crawl by: Haltime: No. 1 Kentucky 41, UCLA 7. …

Sports Notes: WKU hopes new Conference USA ties lead to a bowl game appearance

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  It’s easy to forget now, what with Western Kentucky standing at 6-5, riding a three-game winning streak and making itself eligible for a bowl game for the fourth year in a row, but first-year head coach Jeff Brohm’s team …

Legends release first-pitch times for 2015 home season, 19 fireworks shows on tap

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  Start times have been set for all 70 Lexington Legends home games in 2015, the 15th season of Legends baseball, with a total of 19 fireworks shows on the schedule.   The Legends will again offer Education Days and …

Former UK baseball standout Green named new third base coach for Diamondbacks

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  Former Kentucky star infielder Andy Green, a two-time Southern League Manager of the Year, has been tabbed the new third-base coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks, it was announced by the D-Backs on Thursday.   Green, who starred for the …