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November 22, 2009
Kentucky center DeMarcus Cousins saw Rider's Brandon Penn pull up from well behind the 3-point line and stretched every last inch of his 6-foot-11 frame in an effort to get a hand on the ball. Guarding an opponent 22 feet from the basket isn't something Cousins does often. And he plowed into Penn as the ball clanged off the rim, but Cousins' effort was perhaps the surest sign that Kentucky coach John Calipari's message to his team that it needed to get serious about defense had come through loud and clear.
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By Bill Wagner and Baltimore Sun Media Group | September 26, 2014
Buddy Green spent a total of four days at Anne Arundel Medical Center getting treatment for an undisclosed ailment. When the veteran defensive coordinator returned to Navy football practice Wednesday, it was suggested that spending too much time watching Western Kentucky's prolific offense prompted Green to hurry back to work. "Actually, watching Western Kentucky will put you back in the hospital," Green quipped. First-year coach Jeff Brohm has installed a pass-happy Hilltoppers attack that piles up yards and points at a rapid rate.
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By Shannon Ryan | January 4, 2011
Kentucky coach John Calipari said he enjoys when basketball fans and analysts realize they underestimated one of his players. "I want people to watch my players and say, 'I can't believe that young man is playing that way,'" he told reporters on the Southeastern Conference teleconference Monday. "'I didn't know he had that in him.'" People are saying that about his entire Kentucky team, which lost five players in the first round of the 2010 NBA draftand has freshman Enes Kanter awaiting a decision on his appeal of the NCAA's ineligibility ruling.
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From Sun staff reports | September 21, 2014
Justin Boston of Sparks finished ninth in Saturday night's VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300, a Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Boston, who qualified 12th earlier in the day, finished 5.701 seconds behind winner Brendan Gaughan. Boston, who was making his Nationwide debut for Joe Gibbs Racing, was the first Toyota driver to finish. He'll drive next weekend in the Nationwide race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. On Friday night, Boston finished ninth in the ZLOOP 150, an ARCA Racing Series event at Kentucky Speedway.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Five weeks from today, Maryland opens its 2012-13 men's basketball season against defending national champion Kentucky at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. It might be an opportunity for the Terps to exact some revenge for what transpired inside a packed gymnasium at a Texas high school late Thursday afternoon. Before a national television audience on ESPNU and after weeks of speculation that seemed to get more heated by the day, twin guards Aaron and Andrew Harrison announced that they would be headed to Lexington next year to play for the Wildcats rather than College Park to play for the Terps.
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December 22, 2009
DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson scored 18 points apiece and the third-ranked Wildcats became the first team in NCAA history to reach the 2,000-win plateau with an 88-44 romp Monday night over visiting Drexel. Kentucky improved to 2,000-635-1 in 107 seasons. North Carolina is next on the list with 1,992 wins, while Kansas has 1,980. "We weren't a part of many of those 2,000 wins and we had a job to do and that was drag us across the line before that other blue team got there," coach John Calipari said.
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By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
Say what you will about John Calipari. Call him a sleaze-bag (he's been called worse) for his recruiting methods. Rip him for the vacated seasons and Final Four appearances at Massachusetts and Memphis when players and agents did questionable things on his watch. Mock him for how oily and unctuous he can sound in interviews.  But the man can coach. Anyone who watched Kentucky win its eighth national title last night -- 67-59 over Kansas -- and anyone who watched the Wildcats dismantle opponents all season long knows that.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2012
The next time college basketball fans see Kentucky, the newly crowned national champions will look a lot different. So will the team the Wildcats will be facing - Maryland. Neither the countdown nor the buildup for their Nov. 9 matchup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., has yet to begin, but it's interesting to speculate what each team will look like. It's a given that Kentucky will be starting nearly from scratch, as John Calipari's teams seem to do on a now yearly basis.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2011
Phoenix-based Altius Broadband said Tuesday that it had signed a contract to begin construction on a wireless broadband service network in four eastern Kentucky counties. The company will work with the Breathitt, Estill, Lee, and Powell Regional Technology Authority on the project. Altius won a request for proposal to build out the broadband network in the rural areas of Breathitt, Estill, Lee and Powell counties, according to a statement. The contract allows the construction phase of the project to begin.
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By Jim Hague, The Sports Xchange | March 24, 2013
Having grown up in the Bronx, about five miles away from the Carnesecca Arena in Jamaica, Queens, Kentucky sophomore point guard Jennifer O'Neill was looking forward to Sunday's matchup with Navy in the NCAA women's basketball tournament's opening round. 'I was excited to come home and see so many family and friends, but the game was big because it was the NCAA tournament," said O'Neill, who keyed a 13-2 run in the opening minutes of the second half that propelled Kentucky to a 61-41 victory over Navy.
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Sports Digest | September 18, 2014
NASCAR Sparks driver Justin Boston to make Nationwide debut Justin Boston of Sparks will make his first career NASCAR Nationwide Series start in Saturday night's VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 at Kentucky Speedway. Boston will make two starts in the No.20 Zloop Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing; he is also scheduled to start the following week at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. Boston, 25, is in his second season piloting the No.25 Toyota Camry for Venturini Motorsports in the ARCA Racing Series.
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Sports Digest | August 22, 2014
Et cetera Ledecky wins twice; Taylor Murray to Ky. Katie Ledecky of Bethesda earned two victories in less than an hour on the opening day of the Pan Pacific Championships on Thursday in Gold Coast, Australia. Ledecky, 17, the World Swimmer of the Year in 2013, took the 200-meter freestyle in 1 minute, 55.74 seconds, almost a second and a half ahead of her nearest rival. She then won the 800 freestyle in 8:11.35, just 0.35 outside the world record she set less than two months ago. Michael Phelps of Baltimore, competing in his first international meet since retiring after London 2012, is scheduled to make his first appearance today.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
ELMONT, N.Y. - In the end, California Chrome could not outrun recent history. All week, veteran horsemen had pointed to the 11/2-mile oval at Belmont Park, the longest in American thoroughbred racing, and predicted it would be the grueling expanse on which his Triple Crown quest withered. They had seen it too many times, brilliantly fast horses losing their juice down the stretch of the Belmont Stakes. Surely this son of a sluggish filly and an unremarkable stallion would falter, just as Big Brown and Smarty Jones and Silver Charm had in the 36 years before him. It wasn't the result most in racing wanted, but the skeptics' logic held.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
With the short-lived nasal strip controversy resolved and wins in two Triple Crown races on his resume, California Chrome arrived in Elmont, N.Y., shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, where his connections plan to run the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Derby champion in the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Chrome, who won the 139th Preakness by 1 1/2 lengths on Saturday, will try to become the first winner of horse racing's Triple Crown since Affirmed...
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By Don Markus and Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Bob Baffert , the Hall of Fame trainer of Preakness entry Bayern, hopes his horse has more luck in Baltimore than Bodemeister did at Pimlico two years ago. After winning the Arkansas Derby that year, Bodemeister finished second in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. After Bayern won in Arkansas last month, Baffert decided to have him race in the 1-mile Derby trial rather than the 1 ¼-mile Derby. Bayern - named after soccer power Bayern Munich, the favorite club of the horse's owner Kaleem Shah - finished first in the Derby trial with Rosie Napravnik aboard, but he was later disqualified for interference and given second.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Throughout the week leading up to the Kentucky Derby, California Chrome's co-owner predicted victory to anyone who'd listen, saying he felt it from his gut and his heart. Coburn, wearing his trademark cowboy hat, sang the same confident tune Wednesday after his champion drew the No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes . His strong belief was echoed in the morning line set by Pimlico handicapper Keith Feustle, which has California Chrome as a massive 3-5 favorite. “I'm great with No. 3,” Coburn said after the evening draw, held on the infield at Pimlico Race Course.
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By Carl T. Rowan | November 16, 1990
CAN YOU IMAGINE a situation in which the pupils raise more money for public schools by selling candy and magazines than elected officials raise through local taxes?Floyd County, Kentucky, in 1988.Can you imagine a school district so short of money that it couldn't hire nine badly-needed teachers, a counselor, people to teach art, music and physical education, and regularly ran out of chalk and paper?Bell County, in the poor mining region of southeastern Kentucky.But that was before Bell and 65 other Kentucky counties filed a lawsuit arguing that it violated the rights of many thousands of children to have their educational system spend well over $3,000 per pupil in metropolitan suburbs, but less than $1,800 per student in wretched Appalachian counties.
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By Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
A Kentucky high school athletic director is being held without bond in Baltimore after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her in a home he rented here. Baltimore Police arrested Michael Campbell, Whitley County High School's athletic director, Jan. 22 on allegations that he gave a woman drugs, then performed sex acts on her in the 1000 block of Hunter St. Police said Campbell knew the woman. The accuser said she and Campbell began drinking and that she took a narcotic tablet that Campbell gave her, according to a report from police.
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By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
California Chrome has a bit of Hollywood in him. Just a few steps into his first afternoon at Pimlico Race Course on Monday, the Kentucky Derby champion stopped and posed regally before a pack of photographers click, click, clicking. The handsome chestnut seemed to relish his turn as the Brad Pitt of Preakness week. “I think he loves it,” said assistant trainer Alan Sherman. “He'll sit out there and pose all day. He loves the cameras and the attention.” California Chrome is certainly used to the glare after winning the Kentucky Derby as a heavy favorite and horse of the people.
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By Peter Schmuck, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
If the horse racing world needed a little more evidence heading into Preakness week that the erstwhile "Sport of Kings" has turned a corner in Maryland, consider this scene on a misty Friday morning at the idyllic Fair Hill Training Center outside Elkton. Stuart Janney III, who was sitting pretty with Kentucky Derby winner Orb at this time last year, is walking the grounds with his wife, Lynn, and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey, inspecting the barn that Janney and cousin Ogden Mills Phipps purchased last August and made into a seasonal hub of their racing operation just three weeks ago. Yes, that Stuart Janney, the descendent of racing royalty who once tried to help fix Maryland racing when it seemed to be on a stretch run to ruin.
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