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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 …

Career-high four RBI by Shelby powers UK baseball team to win; softball Cats finish 5-1

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  Behind a home run and a career-high four RBI game from sophomore JaVon Shelby, Kentucky posted a 12-7 win over No. 16 UC Santa Barbara to conclude its four-game swing in Southern California, on an overcast Sunday afternoon at …

Smarting from back-to-back losses, U of L hopes easier schedule paves way to success

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  By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent   LOUISVILLE–Suddenly, there is a sense of urgency surrounding the Louisville basketball team.   Staggered by back-to-back defeats for the first time since the 2013 season and losers of three of their last four …

Site of Legends’ caravan event in Lexington Monday switched to BD’s Mongolian Grill

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The Lexington Legends preseason caravan event Monday, Feb. 23, has been moved to BD’s Mongolian Grill, 2309 Sir Barton Way.   Former major league pitchers Matt Ginter and Jeff Parrett will join another former big leaguer, J.J. Cannon, the Legends …

Cardinals’ hurler Funkhouser named ACC, Louisville Slugger National Player of Week

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  Louisville junior righthander Kyle Funkhouser was chosen as the Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week while also being named as a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.   A native of Oak Forest, …

Kentucky opens new baseball season with weekend set on beach at UNC Wilmington

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  The Kentucky baseball team will open its 2015 season in Wilmington, N.C., in a three-game weekend at Brooks Field on the campus of UNC Wilmington. UK will face off with Ball State on Friday to open the season at …

Ashley Scoby: Well-intended Sportsman of the Year Award could use some modernizing

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  Last week, Kentucky baseball player AJ Reed was – deservedly – named the Lexington Herald-Leader’s 2014 Sportsman of the Year. He had one of the best years in UK sports history and will go down as one of the …

Former manager Cannon, pro pitchers Parrett, Ginter join Legends’ Caravan

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  Former Major League pitchers Matt Ginter and Jeff Parrett will join another former big leaguer, J.J. Cannon, the Lexington Legends first manager, at the Legends Caravan stop in Lexington, set for Monday, Feb. 23.   The event is scheduled …

Future UK scholarships to cover full cost for student-athletes; Reed is Sportsman of Year

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  Kentucky’s athletics department will soon award scholarships that include the full cost of attendance for student-athletes on all 22 Wildcat teams beginning with the 2015-16 season, athletics director Mitch Barnhart said Wednesday.   “We are pleased to include full …

Louisville Bats announce two-year extension to player development contract with Reds

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The Louisville Bats and Cincinnati Reds have agreed to an extension of their player development contract through the 2018 season, the Bats announced Wednesday. The previous agreement was set to expire following the 2016 season.   “Since 2000 we have …

Legends, Cintas team up for new ‘Hometown Heroes’ program to honor military members

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The Lexington Legends and Cintas are teaming up to recognize members of the military at 35 Legends games this season.   In a new program, the Legends are inviting nominations for Cintas Hometown Heroes recognition. Nominations may be made by …

Morehead outfielder Rawe earns second preseason All-America team accolade

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Morehead State senior outfielder Brandon Rawe has landed a spot on a second preseason All-America list. He was tabbed second-team All-America by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).   Previously, Rawe was named preseason first-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball. …

Legends searching for ‘enthusiastic folks’ to serve as mascots and on promotions team

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The Lexington Legends are looking for talented, high-energy individuals to be members of the promotions team and to serve as Big L and other team mascots and characters during the 2015 season.   The promotions team, sponsored by AllSports and …

All-America honors continue to pile up for Louisville pitching standout Funkhouser

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  Louisville righthanded pitcher Kyle Funkhouser earned his third preseason All-America honor when Baseball America named the junior to its first team on Monday.   Kentucky junior right-handed pitcher Kyle Cody was named to the All-America third-team by the publication. …