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Olympics roundup: Anthony Davis sees late playing time in U. S. rout of Argentina

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Just one Kentucky alum participated in Wednesday’s action at the London Olympics. You can see a brief recap of his performance below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored two points in seven minutes of action in Team USA’s 126-97 win versus Argentina. Davis added two rebounds and one blocked shot....

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay just misses Olympic medal in men's 100-meter dash

Staff report   Three former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the ninth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Track and field   Tyson Gay. (Photo from Team USA) Lexington native Tyson Gay missed a medal by .01 seconds in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 9.8 seconds. Gay finished behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt...

Olympics roundup: Davis joins party
in USA’s record-setting rout of Nigeria

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Two former Kentucky high school or college athletes participated in the sixth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds while playing for most of the second half in Team USA’s record-setting 156-73 blowout...

Olympics roundup: Davis joins party in USA's record-setting rout of Nigeria

Anthony Davis. (Photo from Team USA) Two former Kentucky high school or college athletes participated in the sixth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds while playing for most of the second half in Team USA’s record-setting 156-73 blowout...

Lexington's Lee Kiefer, U. S. fencing team fall to South Korea, finish sixth in team foil

Lee Kiefer. (Photo from Team USA) Staff report   Paul Laurence Dunbar High School alum Lee Kiefer and her Olympic teammates attempt at a medal in the women’s team foil quarterfinals ended while most of her Lexington friends were still sleeping Thursday.   In a match that started at 5:30 a.m. EST, Kiefer and her U. S. teammates fell 45-31 to South Korea in the quarterfinal round of the...

Austin Cousino shines with Team USA, leading team in hitting in international play

The Olympics are still three days away, but one UK athlete has already made an impression this summer while playing for a U. S. national team.   Cousino, 19, celebrates with UK teammates. (Photo by Jon Hale) UK rising sophomore center fielder Austin Cousino finished the summer as the leading hitter on the USA Collegiate National Team, helping guide the club to the Bronze Medal in the Netherlands...

Tyson Gay finishes second at Olympic Trials, will race at summer games in London

Staff report   Lexington native Tyson Gay is going back to the Olympics.   Tyson Gay (Team USA photo) A second-place finish in the men’s 100 meter dash at the Olympic Trials in Eugene Oregon was enough for Gay, a graduate of Lafayette High School, to qualify for a spot on the USA track team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.   “I feel pretty good, just excited to make...

Anthony Davis named a finalist for Team USA Olympics roster

UK freshman forward Anthony Davis may soon be able to add Olympiian to his resume with National Player of the Year and NCAA champion.   Davis and Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden have been added to the list of finalists for the 2012 USA Basketball National Team, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo announced Thursday. The official 12-man U.S. Olympic team roster will be announced later...

Darius Miller returns from Team USA trip to China with hopes of improving for UK

University of Kentucky senior guard Darius Miller has been a rare constant for the Cats over the past two seasons while the roster experienced massive turnover due to early defections to the NBA.   [widgets_on_pages id=”Jon”] This summer Miller took over the spotlight, playing for Team USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China.   “The coaches are really good coaches,...