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7:51 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Louisville Slugger Rolls Out New Logo, Harder Bts

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -  For baseball's Opening Day, Louisville Slugger has a new bat with a new logo.

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7:21 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Kentucky Women One Win Away From 1st Final Four

Kentucky's DeNesha Stallworth practices at Webster Bank Arena - photo by UK Athletics

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Matthew Mitchell is trying to build Kentucky into a women's basketball power. Getting to the Final Four for the first time will be a huge step in reaching that goal.

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7:17 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Trophy Awaits Winner of Kentucky Derby 139

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - It's almost six weeks until the elite 3-year-old racehorses charge down the track at Churchill Downs in this year's Kentucky Derby, but the trophy is already waiting on the winner.
 
Marc Forbes of New England Sterling of Massachusetts delivered the trophy to the Louisville track on Monday. He says the 14-karat gold trophy takes about 2,000 man hours to create. The company has made the winner's trophy since 1975.
 

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2:52 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Dizzying Pace For Ky. Legislators In Next Two Days

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday with two days remaining to pass legislation intended to shore up Kentucky's pension plans for state and local government retirees.

Restoring solvency to the pension system, which has a $33 billion unfunded liability, has been divisive for the Republican-controlled Senate and the Democratic-led House, which have been working on the issue since the Legislature convened in January.

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2:42 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Kentucky Women Sink Navy 61-41 In NCAA Tourney

NEW YORK  -- After a sluggish first half, Kentucky finally shook off its rust and put away Navy.  DeNesha Stallworth scored 18 points and Jennifer O'Neill added nine of her 12 points in the second half to lead the second-seeded Wildcats to a 61-41 win over the 15th-seeded Midshipmen on Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA women's tournament.

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10:23 am
Sun March 24, 2013

Louisville Runs Over Colorado State 82-56 To Reach NCAA Sweet 16

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Watching film of Louisville demolishing Colorado State is going to be scary enough for anyone who has to face the Cardinals over the next two weeks.

Hearing what coach Rick Pitino said afterward is going to be downright terrifying.

"We can play much better," Pitino said. "This is the best we have played so far at both ends of the floor. ... But we can definitely get better and improve."

It's tough to see how.

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7:59 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Top Seeded Louisville Stays Above The Upset Fray

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No matter where he's coaching or who his team is facing, Rick Pitino has never liked playing the first game of the NCAA tournament as a top seed.

"Normally your guys get a little tight, say, `We're a 1 seed, uh-oh, we could lose this game,'" the Louisville coach said. "And you start playing not to lose rather than to win."

Look at fellow No. 1 Gonzaga, nearly leveled by little Southern out in the West Region. Or third-seeded New Mexico, which got schooled by Harvard.

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10:16 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Robert Morris Upends Kentucky In NIT Opener

MOON, Pa. -- Mike McFadden hit two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and Robert Morris shocked defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 in the opening round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

The Wildcats decided not to call timeout after the second free throw but Kyle Wiltjer's 3-pointer before the buzzer bounced harmlessly off the rim, sending hundreds of students onto the court as Robert Morris ruined Kentucky coach John Calipari's homecoming.

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Local/Regional News
9:07 am
Tue March 19, 2013

US Supreme Court Declines Ky. God Reference Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky.- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a challenge to a reference to "Almighty God'' in Kentucky's homeland security law.
 
The high court on Monday rejected the case without comment.

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8:39 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Wildcats Going on the Road in First Round of NIT

Photo by UK Athletics

LEXINGTON, Ky. - UK's inconsistent play this year has left the men's basketball team without a chance to defend its national championship.

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