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10:41pm

Fri June 6, 2014
Sports

Lots of Kentucky Support for California Chromes' Bid at Making History

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California Chrome is the talk of the sports world right now, on and off the horse racing track.  Industry leaders aren't the only ones thinking about tomorrow's Belmont race. 

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9:21pm

Thu May 15, 2014
Sports

Slow Derby is No Predictor of Saturday's Preakness

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The general manager of a long-standing training facility for thoroughbred horses anticipates this weekend's Preakness to be a faster race than the Kentucky Derby.  The Thoroughbred Training Center in Lexington has been operating 44 years. 

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9:58am

Fri May 9, 2014
Sports

EKU and UK in Roundball this December

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Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky are slated to meet this December in regular season men's basketball action. 

Both schools were in St. Louis in March to play in the 2014 NC double A tournament. 

Eastern fought bravely against Kansas before losing by eleven.  UK beat Kansas State and Wichita State in its run to the championship game where the Wildcats lost to Connecticut. 

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6:55pm

Mon May 5, 2014
Sports

California Chrome's Long Road to the Triple Crown

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The story of Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome continues to be written.  The easy winner, with far fewer dollars invested compared to a typical Derby champion, will head to Maryland to compete in the Preakness. 

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6:02pm

Thu April 24, 2014
Sports

Rolex Riders Hoping for a Trip to France

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    Most of the best equestrian riders in the world are in central Kentucky for the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event.  The competition carries extra significance this year.

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11:43pm

Sat April 5, 2014
Sports

Kentucky to Meet UConn in Final After Harrison 3-pointer defeats Wisconsin

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Kentucky’s party crashers are one win away from hanging their ninth national championship banner.

The No. 8 seed Wildcats defeated No. 2 seed Wisconsin 74-73 on Saturday night in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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5:45pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Sports

Dirt Comes Back to Keeneland Along with Instant Racing at Two Lexington Tracks

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Central Kentucky's historic race track Keeneland is revisiting part of its history.  Track officials announced the poly fiber synthetic track will be taken up this summer and replaced with a dirt surface.

 Vince Gabbert, Keeneland C-E-O says the track surface has always been a 'journey, not a destination, with the regional circuit and where the horses come from and going to it just has become just absolutely paramount that we have to switch back to  dirt," said Gabbert.

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11:12pm

Mon March 24, 2014
Sports

NCAA Tournament Impact on Eastern Kentucky University

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Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team, along with its coaches and many fans are back in Richmond after a trip to St. Louis.  The Colonels exerted a solid effort against Kansas before coming up short in their one NCAA contest.  But, the March madness appearance is expected to have lasting impacts on and off the court.


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12:28pm

Sat March 22, 2014
Sports

EKU Colonels Head Home As UK Wildcats Advance in NCAA Tourney

EKU Senior Glenn Cosey sparked the upset-minded Colonels early with four first-half three-pointers at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis
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The University of Kentucky Wildcats are staying in St. Louis for the weekend for another game in the 2014 NCAA tournament.  It took some doing, but UK held fast in beating Kansas State by seven.  Eastern Kentucky University, meanwhile, brought a yeoman's effort against number-two-seeded Kansas before falling 80-69. 

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12:25am

Fri March 21, 2014
Sports

EKU Colonels, UK Wildcats to Begin NCAA Tourney Play

Colonels Take to the Court for Practice
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The long wait for the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team is about over.  The Colonels get their shot in the NC Double-A limelight Friday.

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5:33pm

Mon March 17, 2014
Sports

NCAA Tourney Brings Out Scamming Threat

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With March Madness comes the frenzy for basketball fans to find tickets and make plans to follow their favorite teams.  It's also a time when scammers focus their attention on taking advantage of those zealous fans.

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7:01am

Mon March 17, 2014
Sports

Kentucky Teams Ready for Tourney Play

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It's the E-K-U Colonels and the Kansas Jayhawks in the men's NC double A basketball tournament this Friday in St. Louis.  Eastern Kentucky University learned who would be its opponent Sunday night.

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10:14am

Fri March 14, 2014
Sports

Fans to Celebrate Colonels' OVC Victory at NCAA Selection Party

Corey Walden cuts down the championship net.
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Fans of the Ohio Valley Conference basketball champions, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, will gather this weekend in Richmond to celebrate the victory and to find out who the team plays first in the Big Dance. 

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11:08pm

Sun March 9, 2014
Sports

Eastern Kentucky University Men's Team, Fans Await NCAA Basketball "Big Dance'

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T he Eastern Kentucky University's men’s team is going to this year's NCAA basketball tournament.  The Colonels captured their sixth Ohio Valley Conference title Saturday with a 79-73 victory over Belmont University. 

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5:09pm

Thu March 6, 2014
Sports

EKU Men's Basketball to Meet Southeast Missouri State in OVC Tourney

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Eastern Kentucky University’s first contest in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament will likely have both teams recalling their previous match just over a month ago.  

 The E-K-U men's team takes on Southeast Missouri State Thursday evening in Nashville.  Last month, the Colonels’ Glenn Cosey hit a 40-foot bank shot with time running out to secure a one point Eastern win. 

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11:31am

Wed November 27, 2013
Sports

Skiing Weather Moves Into West Virginia

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Snow is arriving in West Virginia just in time for the opening of the state's ski season. Snowshoe Mountain is opening its 40th season Wednesday with at least three lifts and about 10 trails in operation. Winterplace Ski Resort announced Wednesday that it's opening on Friday, two weeks earlier than planned, because of natural snow and good snowmaking conditions.

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4:16pm

Mon October 28, 2013
Sports

Another Record Setter at Keeneland

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The racing fans keep coming to Lexington’s historic Keeneland track.  The just completed fall meeting was another record breaker. Keeneland set attendance records for the fourth consecutive race meet.  On-track fans totaled more than 266 thousand, a two and a half percent increase over a year ago.  Average daily attendance was up by the same amount.

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10:00pm

Wed October 23, 2013
Sports

Borel Suffers Broken Leg in Fall at Keeneland Race

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Hall of fame jockey Calvin Borel is recovering  after a serious spill during an afternoon race at Keeneland Wednesday.  The Lexington-Herald Leader reports the 46 year old rider suffered a broken leg after being thrown off ‘Sonic Dancer’ in the sixth race at the Lexington track.  Borel was also displaying symptoms of a concussion. 

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5:31pm

Wed October 23, 2013
Sports

Jockey Calvin Borel Injured During a Race at Keeneland

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Veteran jockey Calvin Borel has been injured during a race this afternoon at Keeneland.  The outgoing rider was unseated from Sonic Dancer shortly after the start of the sixth race Wednesday.  Keeneland Medical Director Barry Schuman released a statement.  In it, he said Borel was “stable, somewhat alert and suffering the effects of a sports concussion.  He was complaining of pain in his left leg but he was able to move it. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for further evaluation.”

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4:59pm

Wed October 23, 2013
Sports

E-K-U Coaches Say Team's Personality is Evident

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Good sound comradery can go a long way to help achieve success on the basketball court.  Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball coach Jeff Neubauer says it’s one of the strengths of this year’s squad.

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10:33pm

Tue October 22, 2013
Sports

E-K-U Men's Basketball Team Picked to Win the East

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The Eastern Kentucky University Colonels are being picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference East Division this basketball season.  The men’s team returns four starters and 13 overall from a squad which won a school record 25 games a year ago.  Guards Glenn Cosey and Corey Walden were selected to the preseason All-OVC team.  Southeast Missouri and Murray State tied for the top spot in the west division. 

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4:15pm

Thu October 3, 2013
Sports

New App, Expanded Tailgating For Keeneland's Fall Meet

Racing at Keeneland last spring.
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Jockeys at Keeneland may be in high demand.  The fall meet opens Friday afternoon at the Lexington race track.  And, riders will likely spend the next couple weeks signing a lot of autographs.


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2:37pm

Tue September 24, 2013
Sports

Keeneland's Bugler Called Into Retirement

Keeneland bugler Bucky Sallee.
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A new bugler will now call the horses to post at Keeneland.  Horse racing icon Bucky Sallee is going into semi-retirement.  Sallee has sounded the call to post at Keeneland for over 50 years.    Beginning in the 1950s, Hee performed with local jazz groups in the Lexington area….and performed with artists like Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Daniels and Fats Domino.  


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6:47pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Sports

Top Ranked Cardinals Face Colonels of EKU

EKU head football coach Dean Hood
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Many of Kentucky’s college football pundits would probably say the EKU Colonels face their toughest opponent just one game into this season.  EKU heads west down I-64 to take on number-eight University of Louisville.  If the Colonels can keep the ball in their hands , there would be less time on the field for the high octane Cardinal offense.  Eastern Head Coach Dean Hood says his Colonels aren’t about to start any ‘hurry up’ strategies.


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3:05pm

Wed August 28, 2013
Sports

Football Season Opener First Game Ever Between EKU And Robert Morris

Roy Kidd Stadium hosts a rare Thursday evening season opener.
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For the first time in school history, Eastern Kentucky University and Robert Morris University meet on the football field.  It also comes with a rare Thursday night kickoff. The EKU Colonels open their season against the Colonials of  the Northeast Conference.  Robert Morris is coached by Joe Walton, who’s in his 20th season at the Pittsburgh school.  Eastern Head Coach Dean Hood says Robert Morris looks like a physical team that never backs down.

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4:29pm

Mon August 5, 2013
Sports

EKU Athletics Adds Million Dollar Scoreboards

The new video board will debut on Thursday, Aug. 29 in EKU's home opener against Robert Morris.
Credit Eastern Kentucky University

New video display boards at Eastern Kentucky University football, basketball, and volleyball games could catch the eye of potential recruits.  Plus, the LED video displays will also enhance university functions such as graduation ceremonies.  EKU Athletics Director Mark Sandy says it’s a first for Richmond’s Alumni Coliseum.

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10:23am

Wed July 31, 2013
Sports

Churchill Downs Expansion Plans Approved By Company's Board

Artist rendering of proposed additions.
Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs is planning to add nearly 2,400 seats and a VIP hospitality lounge as part of a $14.5 million project at the home of the Kentucky Derby. The Grandstand Terrace project was approved this week by the board of the racetrack's parent company.

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10:43am

Thu July 25, 2013
Sports

Expansion Proposed At The Home Of The Kentucky Derby

The home of the Kentucky Derby is planning another round of renovations that would add more seating at Churchill Downs racetrack. Churchill Downs Inc., owner of its namesake track, has filed plans with Louisville planning officials for a project called Churchill Downs Rooftop Garden. It continues the company's strategy to maximize revenues from the track's premier events — the Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

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6:00am

Thu July 18, 2013
Sports

Bluegrass State Games Staging Over 30 Amateur Sporting Events

Volleyball is played this weekend on the grass at the UK Club Fields and Cricket Pitch.
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Some six thousand participants could be in central Kentucky for this weekend’s Bluegrass State Games.  This is the 29th year for the statewide amateur competition.  Bluegrass Sports Commission Director Terry Johnson says last year competitors came from 99 of 120 Kentucky counties.

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4:35pm

Wed July 17, 2013
Sports

Corky Miller Settles Into Role as Teacher, Mentor for Louisville Bats, Cincinnati Reds

Louisville Bat Catcher Corky Miller
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Tonight  in Reno, Nevada, baseball’s top minor league players will compete in the Triple-A All Star Game.   Two members of the Louisville Bats, pitcher Greg Reynolds and outfielder Billy Hamilton, are on the International League roster.   They’ll take on the all-stars of the Pacific Coast League. He's not putting up all-star numbers, but players and management alike in Louisville and with the Bats' parent club Cincinnati Reds give 37 year old catcher Corky Miller a lot of credit for helping his teammates, especially pitchers, reach their potential.    Read more...

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