CINCINNATI (AP) - Linebacker James Harrison is the latest Bengals trying to get healthy in time for the next game. And this one means a little more to the former Pittsburgh Steelers star. Harrison was one of three Bengals who missed practice Thursday because of an illness spreading through the team.
CHICAGO (AP) - Linnae Harper scored 18 points and Kastine Evans added 14 to lead Kentucky to a 96-85 victory over DePaul on Thursday night. Harper, a Chicago native who starred at Whitney Young High School, led a balanced offense as 10 players scored for the Wildcats.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky's second early-season opponent from last year's Final Four will be very familiar as the Hilltoppers face defending national champion and in-state rival Louisville on Saturday. WKU seeks its first win since 2008 against the Cardinals.
BALTIMORE (AP) - The Preakness Stakes will be worth $1.5 million next year, the first purse increase for the second leg of the Triple Crown since 1998. The Maryland Jockey Club on Thursday announced the $500,000 increase for the May 17 race at Pimlico. The purse was last boosted 15 years ago to $1 million.
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