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Stoops says time for Kentucky to take next step

Mark Stoops says he's slowly seeing his Kentucky team improve each season. From Stoops' 2-10 debut in 2013, the Wildcats had two straight 5-7 finishes before two straight seven-win seasons. Kentucky has finished 4-4 in Southeastern Conference games each of…

Cubs sweep Padres with 7-4 win

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Jon Lester won for the eighth time in nine starts, Jason Heyward drove in two runs and the Chicago Cubs swept the San Diego Padres with a 7-4 win on Sunday. The Cubs jumped to a…

Cardinals win in interim manager Shildt's debut

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Matt Carpenter and Dexter Fowler homered to give interim manager Mike Shildt a win in his first game as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-4 on Sunday. Shildt took over for Mike Matheny,…

Cardinals fire Mike Matheny

The Cardinals announced following Saturday night’s loss to the Cincinnati Reds that they have dismissed manager Mike Matheny and named bench coach Mike Shildt as the team’s interim manager. The Cardinals also announced that hitting coaches John Mabry and Bill Mueller have been…

Peraza's 5 hits lead Reds past Cardinals, 8-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jose Peraza had a career-best five hits, Scooter Gennett drove in two runs and the Cincinnati Reds waited out a pair of rain delays before beating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 on Saturday night. Following the…

Truex repeats at NASCAR Cup race in Kentucky

Martin Truex Jr. has won the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway, passing Brad Keselowski and then Kurt Busch on the way to repeating as champion on Saturday night. Truex's No. 78 Toyota Camry appeared even more dominant than…

Talley tied for 5th heading into Sunday

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Princeton native Emma Talley is tied for 5th at 8-under after three rounds at the Marathon Classic on the LPGA Tour. Talley, for the third straight day, got off to a slow start with as she…

Bell rallies late to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Christopher Bell passed Justin Allgaier with 17 laps remaining and held off Daniel Hemric to win the 300-mile NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night. Bell, who started from the back of the…

Talley two shot back at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) - Emma Talley completed her 6th straight round in the 60's on Friday with a 4-under 67 in the second round of the Marathon Classic. Talley finished seven-under…

Martin Truex Jr. wins pole at Kentucky Speedway

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. Truex clocked 188.890 mph to earn his first Kentucky pole and 19th of his career on Friday. He…

Former Titans RB DeMarco Murray retires

DeMarco Murray is retiring from the NFL. The 2014 Offensive Player of the Year made the announcement on ESPN on Friday, four months after being released by the Tennessee Titans. Murray, 30, lost his job to Derrick Henry last season…

Ben Rhodes wins in front of home state fans at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. (AP) - Ben Rhodes raced to his second career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win in front of his home state fans at Kentucky Speedway on Thursday night. Rhodes, a native of Louisville, opted not to change his…

Army vet pursues boxing career

One of the hardest fights a person can take on is being in combat. Charles Ligon can understand that from being in the Army. While his time in the service…

Perry, Small share 1-stroke lead at Senior Players

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) - Kenny Perry and Mike Small shot 7-under 65s to share a one-stroke lead in the first round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship on Thursday. Bart Bryant, Glen Day and 2015 U.S. Senior Open champion…

Rodon tosses gem, White Sox blank Cardinals 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) - Carlos Rodon pitched three-hit, shutout ball into the eighth inning to outduel Luke Weaver and lead the Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Tim Anderson tripled and had two…

Cards' Mikolas to start Sunday, replaced by Stripling in ASG

CHICAGO (AP) - Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas has been removed from the National League's active roster for the All-Star Game next Tuesday because he is scheduled to start Sunday for St. Louis against the Cincinnati Reds. Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander…

Posey hits game-winning single in 13th, Giants beat Cubs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Buster Posey singled off the right-field wall in the 13th inning for his fifth career game-ending hit, sending the San Francisco Giants past the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Wednesday. Brandon Belt drew a two-out walk from…

Ex-Louisville players sue NCAA over vacated national title

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - An attorney representing a group of former Louisville men's basketball players says they have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA over the organization's vacation of the Cardinals' 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four. John Morgan,…

Chiefs' Brandon Kelley embraces nickname

Some athletes are given nicknames by their teams. Then the fans get on board. Brandon Kelley of the Paducah Chiefs was called a new name the first day he met his manager,…