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Louisville coach Jeff Walz. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Louisville coach Jeff Walz. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)

CRAWFORD | NCAA postseason game suspensions: Jeff Walz 1, Bob Knight 0

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Louisville women's coach Jeff Walz got a one-game NCAA Tournament suspension for criticism of officiating during his team's Final Four loss to Mississippi State. 

Club areas, new chair-back seating coming to Rupp Arena as renovations continue

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Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart says the updates will make "one of the most special venues in all of sports even better." 

NCAA hits U of L women's coach with reprimand, suspension after 'inappropriate comments' Video included

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The NCAA says Walz directed "inappropriate comments and profane language toward committee members and NCAA staff."

Louisville Bats offering several promotions for Memorial Day weekend

The Louisville Bats are mixing baseball with bourbon. The Louisville Bats are mixing baseball with bourbon.
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For one day, the team will be called the Louisville Mashers and change their jersey and logo. Special Mashers merchandise is also available.

LANE | Lou City to host the New England Revolution Video included

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It will be a 4th-round game in the 105th edition of the U.S. Open Cup which mixes in teams from various professional levels of American soccer.  

U of L football team to celebrate 100th season

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Kickoff for that celebration was on Thursday, when U of L Athletics Department unveiled a special logo to mark the anniversary -- but that's not all that's planned.

UK football player charged with drug trafficking

Kentucky football player Marcus Walker faces drug trafficking charges. Kentucky football player Marcus Walker faces drug trafficking charges.
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Defensive back Marcus Walker was arrested early Thursday morning in Lexington.

LEWIS | Bravazo has third chance to play spoiler Video included

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D. Wayne Lukas is optimistic about his colt's chances but understands the challenge of trying to derail Justify's Triple Crown hopes

BOZICH | Louisville projected as Top 5 women's basketball team -- again

The U of L women's team celebrated their ACC Tournament title with commissioner John Swofford in Greensboro. (Rick Bozich photo) The U of L women's team celebrated their ACC Tournament title with commissioner John Swofford in Greensboro. (Rick Bozich photo)
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The 2018 women's NCAA basketball title slipped away from Louisville, but early projections for next season suggest the Cardinals will make another run.

CRAWFORD | Justify returns to Churchill's dry land after Preakness Video included

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For the first time since his win in a sloppy Preakness Stakes, Triple Crown hopeful Justify returned to the racetrack in a morning gallop at Churchill Downs.

BOZICH | The surprising former Louisville player closest to the big leagues

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Former Louisville and New Albany ace Josh Rogers is scheduled to make his first pro start at Slugger Field next week as he makes his way to the top of the New York Yankees' farm system. 

Sports Page Live Replay -- Justify's Triple Crown?, Jurich settles, U of L/UK baseball Video included

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NFL bans players from kneeling on sideline during National Anthem

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The NFL will fine a team if any of its players kneel on the sideline during the National Anthem, but it will be up to the teams to decide if the individual players themselves should be punished.

LANE | Lance Thomas to transfer from U of L Video included

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Cardinals down to eight scholarship players with the departure of the 6'9" forward

LANE | Jodie Mudd is back in Louisville and back in the game of golf Video included

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The one-time tour pro has returned to his hometown and is back teaching the game that has helped shape his life.  

BOZICH | Louisville king-sized underdog to Alabama as Week One spreads are posted

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Point spreads for the opening weekend of college football were posted today. Good news for Kentucky, Indiana and Purdue. Bad news for Western Kentucky and Louisville

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Bad news for Kentucky roster; Tweets Terry Rozier regrets

Kentucky's basketball roster drain could accelerate. Terry Rozier has a history with LeBron James. Mitchell Robinson to Lakers. Fond farewell to Bret Bearup.

CRAWFORD | Justify wins foggy, soggy Preakness, sets date with Triple Crown Video included

Jockey Mike Smith tips his helmet to the Pimlico crowd he can barely see after winning the Preakness Stakes aboard Justify. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Jockey Mike Smith tips his helmet to the Pimlico crowd he can barely see after winning the Preakness Stakes aboard Justify. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Justify powered through the fog and the slop to win the Preakness Stakes and set up a bid for a Triple Crown in three weeks in the Belmont.

Justify wins 143rd Preakness Stakes, earning second jewel of the Triple Crown Video included

Kentucky Derby 144 winner Justify earns the second jewel in the Triple Crown at the 143rd Preakness Stakes. (Eric Crawford, WDRB) Kentucky Derby 144 winner Justify earns the second jewel in the Triple Crown at the 143rd Preakness Stakes. (Eric Crawford, WDRB)
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The colt will now go for the third jewel in the Triple Crown, the 150th Belmont Stakes, which will be run on June 9 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. 

 

BOZICH | Without cause Jurich's biggest win over Louisville administrators

Tom Jurich is positioned for a return to major college athletics. (Eric Crawford photo.) Tom Jurich is positioned for a return to major college athletics. (Eric Crawford photo.)
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Tom Jurich's biggest win over the University of Louisville was not the monetary settlement package of about $7.1 million. It was the school's admission that Jurich was fired without cause.

CRAWFORD | Jurich and Louisville: Not a settlement, but a surrender

Former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Former Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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How do you go from "willful misconduct" to "here take $7 million and free club seats" in seven months? Three key factors in Tom Jurich's settlement with the University of Louisville.

CRAWFORD | Preakness foes Lukas, Baffert enjoy historic friendship Video included

Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert outside the Pimlico Stakes barn. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert outside the Pimlico Stakes barn. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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As their historic careers have progressed, thoroughbred trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas have seen their friendship deepen.

CRAWFORD | From Pitino, more detail on Louisville, adidas and recruiting

WDRB photo by Eric Crawford. WDRB photo by Eric Crawford.
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It is taking some time, but a clearer picture of how Rick Pitino, adidas and the University of Louisville interacted with each other is beginning to come into focus.

BOZICH | Spalding, Washington, Bowen scramble to impress at NBA Draft Combine

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Former Louisville stars and NBA coaches Jerry Eaves and Butch Beard are in Chicago watching Raymond Spalding, P.J. Washington and Brian Bowen at the NBA Draft Combine. 

ACC seeks to expand NCAA tourney by 4 teams, change rules

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA Tournament and change several college basketball rules. Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league will propose legislation to expand the NCAA Tournament from 68 to

CRAWFORD | Pimlico rain can't dampen Baffert's excitement for Justify Video included

Bob Baffert speaks with reporters at Pimlico. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Bob Baffert speaks with reporters at Pimlico. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Bob Baffert makes his 2018 Pimlico debut with confidence, and a relaxed Kentucky Derby champion ahead of Saturday's Preakness Stakes.

GEORGE | More colleges offer 6-foot-7-inch, 379-pound 8th grader, Kiyuanta Goodwin Video included

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At 6 feet 7 inches tall and 379 pounds, Kiyaunta Goodwin is too big to hide from the spotlight. The 14-year-old has already received eight college offers.

BOZICH | Pitino speaks on Langford, Adidas, AAU basketball, Board of Traitors

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Rick Pitino appeared on the Ramsey and Rutherford radio show Wednesday to discuss the recruitment of Romeo Langford, Adidas, AAU basketball, the U of L "Board of Traitors," and more.

Sports Page Live Chat Replay -- Preakness, NBA Draft combine, Lou vs. IU baseball Video included

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CRAWFORD | Louisville gets prime-time ABC slot for season-opener vs. Alabama

WDRB photo by Eric Crawford WDRB photo by Eric Crawford
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The University of Louisville football team will face the defending national champion at 8 p.m. on ABC in its season-opener in Orlando.

BOZICH | NBA scout not ready to "bang the table" for Spalding, Adel Video included

Ray Spalding (13) and Deng Adel (center) are trying to earn spots in the NBA Draft. Ray Spalding (13) and Deng Adel (center) are trying to earn spots in the NBA Draft.
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NBA scouts have mixed opinions on the NBA Draft outlook for former Louisville stars Ray Spalding and Deng Adel.

LEWIS | Kentucky Speedway could benefit from possible shakeups Video included

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Talk of NASCAR's sale and a chance expanding gaming could come to Kentucky has Speedway officials looking at some positive outcomes for the track

'Millennial night' promotion for Lexington Legends gets flurry of 'mean tweets'

Participation ribbons were handed out at Monday's "Millenial Night" at the Lexington Legends game. Participation ribbons were handed out at Monday's "Millenial Night" at the Lexington Legends game.
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The minor league baseball team hosted a promotion that included nap time, selfies and participation ribbons.

BOZICH | Monday Muse: Scouting Chris Mack, Brian Bowen, Jaire Alexander, Brendan McKay

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — This is the week we’ll find out if the Belmont Stakes will be the final leg of the Triple Crown or a prep race for the Haskell. It’s a week when many of the best college basketball players will find out what NBA

CRAWFORD | Rare air: Justin Thomas climbs to No. 1 in the world Video included

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Justin Thomas of Goshen, Ky., who played his high school golf at St. Xavier in Louisville, has become just the seventh American golfer ever to climb to No. 1 in the world.

CRAWFORD | Baffert says Justify 'still on go' after gallop at Churchill Video included

Justify gallops under the Twin Spires on Monday morning at Churchill Downs. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Justify gallops under the Twin Spires on Monday morning at Churchill Downs. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Trainer Bob Baffert saw his Kentucky Derby winning colt, Justify, back on the Churchill Downs track in person for the first time since his win on the first Saturday in May.

Chris Hemsworth of 'Thor' fame to start Indianapolis 500 Video included

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He's best known for playing "Thor" in Marvel's "Avengers" series, but racing fans know him for another role.

CRAWFORD | Report: Derby runner-up Good Magic a go for the Preakness

Good Magic while training for the Kentucky Derby (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Good Magic while training for the Kentucky Derby (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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The addition of Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic to the Preakness field would ramp up the competition for Justify as he seeks the second leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

BOZICH | Projecting the NBA Draft -- the 2019 Romeo NBA Draft

Sports Illustrated projects Romeo Langford as the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. (Eric Crawford photo). Sports Illustrated projects Romeo Langford as the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. (Eric Crawford photo).
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Sports Illustrated is ready with its NBA mock Draft -- for 2019. New Albany High school star and Indiana signee Romeo Langford has a prime spot in the lottery. 

GEORGE | Romeo Langford Court set to open this summer in New Albany Video included

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As if Romeo Langford hadn't received enough honors already, the New Albany High School senior just got one more. It's a tribute no one saw coming.

Southern Indiana teenager with cerebral palsy targets Archery National Championship in Louisville Video included

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Students pulled back the bowstrings and let the arrows fly Friday as the Archery National Championships took place in Louisville, but one special girl was the target of much attention.

BOZICH | Scott Padgett says Christen Cunningham will help Louisville win

Christen Cunningham (second from right) earned a strong endorsement from his former college coach Scott Padgett, who played at Kentucky.  (U of L photo). Christen Cunningham (second from right) earned a strong endorsement from his former college coach Scott Padgett, who played at Kentucky. (U of L photo).
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Former Kentucky star Scott Padgett would have loved to coach Christen Cunningham another season but understands his move to Louisville -- and that he will make the Cards better. 

Breeders' Cup to feature 'Future Stars Friday' for 2-year-olds at 2018 championships

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The two-day world championships worth over $30 million will be run Nov. 2 and 3 at Churchill Downs.

CRAWFORD | Back on track: Baffert says Justify's heel is 'fine,' and, 'We're on to Baltimore' Video included

Kentucky Derby winner Justify returned to the track on Thursday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Kentucky Derby winner Justify returned to the track on Thursday. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Kentucky Derby winner Justify returned to the Churchill Downs track for the first time since his Kentucky Derby win and didn't seem to show any ill effects from a heel ailment that raised questions earlier this week.

Pacers' Victor Oladipo writes inspiring letter to Indiana boy with cancer

Pacers' star Victor Oladipo wrote an inspiring letter to Indiana's Cameron Kirk. Pacers' star Victor Oladipo wrote an inspiring letter to Indiana's Cameron Kirk.
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The former Indiana University basketball standout wrote a letter to Cameron Kirk, who was diagnosed in April. 

BOZICH | Former Card Terry Rozier earns a Rosé toast from QB Drew Bledsoe

Former Louisville star Terry Rozier (right) has developed a friendship with former Patriots' quarterback Drew Bledsoe. (AP photo) Former Louisville star Terry Rozier (right) has developed a friendship with former Patriots' quarterback Drew Bledsoe. (AP photo)
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Former Louisville basketball star Terry Rozier might earn more than a trip to the Eastern Conference finals because of his performance in the NBA Finals this season. 

LANE | U of L Women's golf qualifies for NCAA Championship

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The Cardinals finished at even par as a team to jump from 7th to 4th in the third and final round at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. 

CRAWFORD | Hoops recruit Cunningham signs paperwork to transfer to Louisville

GoCards.com photo. GoCards.com photo.
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Lexington native Christen Cunningham has completed the financial aid paperwork to transfer to Louisville for his final college basketball season after becoming the all-time assists leader in three years at Samford.

Sports Page Live Chat Replay -- Recap of Kentucky Derby 144, Looking ahead to the Preakness, Preview of the NBA Draft combine Video included

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CRAWFORD | Justify to encounter new cast of challengers in the Preakness

Justify in training for the Kentucky Derby (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Justify in training for the Kentucky Derby (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Justify won't see many familiar faces when he arrives for the Preakness Stakes next week. At most, three other Kentucky Derby starters are expected to be a part of the field. 

BOZICH | Former Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson in line for job at LaSalle?

Kenny Johnson (left) supported former U of L star Chinanu Onuaku at the NBA Draft Combine in 2016. Kenny Johnson (left) supported former U of L star Chinanu Onuaku at the NBA Draft Combine in 2016.
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According to a report by CBSSports.com, former Louisville assistant basketball coach Kenny Johnson has landed a spot back in the game at LaSalle University in Philadelphia.

LANE | Baffert not concerned about Justify's left hind leg

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The derby winner is dealing with a rash which Baffert doesn't think will hurt any training.   

BOZICH | Monday Muse: How to pick last-place Derby horse; Love for Lamar

Rick Bozich tried to forget about his Kentucky Derby pick and proceed with the Monday Muse. Rick Bozich tried to forget about his Kentucky Derby pick and proceed with the Monday Muse.
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Rick Bozich tried to forget about his Kentucky Derby pick and proceed with the Monday Muse, with updates on Mendelssohn, Lamar Jackson, Donovan Mitchell, Victor Oladipo and Brendan McKay.

CRAWFORD | Baffert back for more: Justify adds to trainer's Kentucky Derby history Video included

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Bob Baffert became just the second trainer to win the Kentucky Derby five times with Justify's 2 1/2-length win on Saturday.

CRAWFORD | After his Derby win, Justify is spirited, pointed for Preakness Video included

Bob Baffert gives media and spectators a quick glimpse of 2018 Kentucky Derby winner Justify the morning after winning the race. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Bob Baffert gives media and spectators a quick glimpse of 2018 Kentucky Derby winner Justify the morning after winning the race. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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The morning after winning the Kentucky Derby, Justify was "a handful" in the barn, and trainer Bob Baffert was ready to tackle the challenge of the Preakness Stakes.

BOZICH | Another dominant Bob Baffert Kentucky Derby win to Justify the Triple Crown hype Video included

Justfiy ran like a Triple Crown while winning the Kentucky Derby by nearly three lengths Saturday at Churchill Downs. (AP photo) Justfiy ran like a Triple Crown while winning the Kentucky Derby by nearly three lengths Saturday at Churchill Downs. (AP photo)
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Bob Baffert has won the Preakness all four times he saddled a Kentucky Derby winner. Justify looked primed to extend that streak when he won Derby 144 Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Justify wins the 144th Kentucky Derby

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After predictions of sunny skies and temperatures approaching 80 mid-week, rain soaked the Churchill Downs racing surface all day and temperatures hovered in the 60s.

CRAWFORD | Monomoy Girl carries Louisville trainer Brad Cox to dream victory in the Kentucky Oaks Video included

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Brad Cox grew up just a couple of blocks away from Churchill Downs. On Friday, his Monomoy Girl carried him to a dream victory in the Kentucky Oaks.

Naming prized thoroughbreds comes with lots of rules and regulations Video included

The Jockey Club in Lexington, Ky. certifies all thoroughbred names. The Jockey Club in Lexington, Ky. certifies all thoroughbred names.
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Ever wonder how racehorses get their names? Owners must follow specific rules set out by the Jockey Club.

Kentucky Derby Museum opens new exhibit dedicated to Derby fillies Video included

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When you think fillies, you think of Kentucky Oaks. However, a new Derby exhibit is all about girl power, highlighting the ladies who held their own, raced like one of the guys and came out victorious. 

CRAWFORD | Another rainy Kentucky Derby day: Who likes off tracks, and more

Churchill Downs early in the morning of May 5, 2018 (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Churchill Downs early in the morning of May 5, 2018 (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Rain on Kentucky Derby Day has been par for the course in recent years. A look at this year's forecast, and which horses might benefit from an off track.

Official starter at Churchill Downs ready for Kentucky Derby responsibility Video included

The crew running the starting gate have a dangerous job, and they know the risks of climbing into the gate. The crew running the starting gate have a dangerous job, and they know the risks of climbing into the gate.
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Scott Jordan is the man responsible for starting every race at Churchill Downs. He and his team have a sometimes dangerous job, but they do it because they love the sport. 

Insights on Kentucky Derby contenders from Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford Video included

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Both WDRB veteran reporters spent Derby week learning about the 20 horses taking part in the race. 

CRAWFORD | My Boy Jack the biggest mover in Kentucky Derby Friday wagering

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In early on-track wagering at Churchill Downs Friday, My Boy Jack went from 30-1 longshot to 5-1 co-second choice. Justify remained the favorite.

Lexington jockey school instructs Derby hopefuls Video included

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What does it take to be a successful, winning jockey at the Kentucky Derby?

Monomoy Girl wins the 144th Kentucky Oaks

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The Oaks was billed by many as a classic showdown between the best filly from the East vs. the top performer from the West.

BOZICH | The pick is in; The Kentucky Derby pick is Mendelssohn Video included

UAE Derby Mendelssohn is one of the top contenders in Kentucky Derby 144. (AP photo). UAE Derby Mendelssohn is one of the top contenders in Kentucky Derby 144. (AP photo).
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Mendelssohn has won on three continents and on three different types of racing surfaces and appears primed to become the first UAE Derby winner to score in the Kentucky Derby. 

CRAWFORD | Kentucky Derby contender Mendelssohn (loudly) announces his presence at Churchill Downs

Mendelssohn gallops on the Churchill Downs track (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Mendelssohn gallops on the Churchill Downs track (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Mendelssohn, a $3 million colt who has shipped to the Kentucky Derby from Ireland, is feeling at home at Churchill Downs, according to his trainer.

CRAWFORD | Breaking down the curse that will hang over Kentucky Derby 144

Magnum Moon, right, trained by Todd Pletcher, is one of two contenders in the Kentucky Derby that did not race at age 2. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Magnum Moon, right, trained by Todd Pletcher, is one of two contenders in the Kentucky Derby that did not race at age 2. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Only one horse has ever won the Kentucky Derby without racing first as a 2-year-old. Two favorites in this year's Derby will try to break that losing streak.

BOZICH | Picking Kentucky Derby 144 by the numbers

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A look at Kentucky Derby 144 by the numbers -- and not the ones supplied by The Daily Racing Form or Ragozin sheets. 

SLIDESHOW | Make your pick: Take a look at all 20 Kentucky Derby starters

The Todd Pletcher-trained Audible works with a stablemate (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) The Todd Pletcher-trained Audible works with a stablemate (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Check out photos of all 20 starters scheduled to run in Saturday's 144th running of the Kentucky Derby

WDRB Sports Team talks about the 2018 Derby and Oaks contenders Video included

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The sports team discusses which horses they think will win the big races.

CRAWFORD | Mott calls Hofburg 'as good a chance as I've had' at elusive Kentucky Derby

The Bill Mott-trained Hofburg trains at Churchill Downs. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) The Bill Mott-trained Hofburg trains at Churchill Downs. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott says his lightly raced colt Hofburg could be his "best chance" at winning a Kentucky Derby.

BOZICH | From Kentucky Derby winner to hot walker -- the long ride of David Cross Video included

David Cross trained Sunny's Halo to a two-length win in the 1983 Kentucky Derby. David Cross trained Sunny's Halo to a two-length win in the 1983 Kentucky Derby.
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At 83, David Cross is the oldest living trainer of a Kentucky Derby winner -- and 35 years after he scored with Sunny's Halo, Cross is back at Churchill Downs as a hotwalker. 

Pleasure Ridge Park High School to honor late coach Bill Miller at Wednesday night baseball game Video included

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Miller led PRP's baseball program for 39 seasons, and won six state championships.

Sports Page Live Chat Replay -- 144th Kentucky Derby Week Edition Video included

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You can always pitch us your best sports-related questions and comments when the chat happens live on Wednesday mornings at 10:30!

LEWIS | Colonels celebrate history and hope pro hoops returns Video included

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ABA Champion Artis Gilmore was among the players meeting fans as the Kentucky Colonels marked the 50th anniversary of the team's founding. Gilmore says he hopes the NBA returns to Louisville

BOZICH | Battaglia said it's easy to Justify the favorite in talented Kentucky Derby Video included

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The Churchill Downs oddsmaker shrugged at the criticism that Justify did not race at 2 and made Bob Baffert's colt the 3-to-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby 144 Saturday. 

BOZICH | From done to done deal, Langford helps Miller make Indiana a player again Video included

New Albany's Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford will play his college basketball at Indiana. New Albany's Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford will play his college basketball at Indiana.
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At times at least a half-dozen schools were considered the frontrunner to sign New Albany star Romeo Langford, Indiana was not one of them -- until he picked the Hoosiers Monday night.

BOZICH | New Albany Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford bound for Indiana Video included

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New Albany Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford announced that he will attend Indiana next season, becoming the first Mr. Basketball since Cody Zeller (2011) to commit to the Hoosiers. 

Asmussen's Combatant puts in final run before Saturday's Kentucky Derby Video included

Combatant put in his final work Monday for Derby 144. Combatant put in his final work Monday for Derby 144.
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Trainer Steve Asmussen compares Combatant to his long-shot that hit the board in last year's race. 

CRAWFORD | Mack gets first Louisville commitment, announces five new support staff hires

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Christen Cunningham, a 6-2 guard from Samford, has announced that he will transfer to Louisville, and will be able to play immediately. Also, Louisville coach Chris Mack announced five new support staff hires.

CRAWFORD | Louisville's Cox draws outside post for Kentucky Oaks favorite Monomoy Girl

Brad Cox's Monomoy Girl is a 2-1 favorite for Kentucky Oaks 144 (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Brad Cox's Monomoy Girl is a 2-1 favorite for Kentucky Oaks 144 (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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It's not how trainer Brad Cox would draw it up, but he said he'll draw up a plan for favorite Monomoy Girl breaking from the No. 14 post in the Kentucky Oaks.

BOZICH | Picking the Kentucky Derby winner by Replay Review

Rick Bozich took a break from studying YouTube videos of prep races to write about the Kentucky Derby. Rick Bozich took a break from studying YouTube videos of prep races to write about the Kentucky Derby.
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Replay is a pain in basketball, football and baseball, but YouTube video replays have become a valuable tool in picking the winner of the Kentucky Derby. 

Post positions set for 144th Kentucky Oaks on Friday

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The likely favorite for the field of 14 fillies. 

CRAWFORD | No museum piece yet: At 82, Lukas returns to Kentucky Derby Video included

D. Wayne Lukas watches Bravazo, the 49th horse he'll enter into the Kentucky Derby, work at Churchill Downs. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) D. Wayne Lukas watches Bravazo, the 49th horse he'll enter into the Kentucky Derby, work at Churchill Downs. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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D. Wayne Lukas has become one of the Kentucky Derby's best ambassadors, but with Calumet Farm homebred Bravazo, he's proving he isn't finished as a Derby participant just yet.

LACETT | Langford wins Indiana Mr. Basketball

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Langford is coming off a spectacular senior season  for the Bulldogs averaging just over 35 points and nearly 10 rebounds a game. 

CRAWFORD | Pletcher holds a hot hand heading into Kentucky Derby 144

Todd Pletcher's Audible, right, won the Florida Derby. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford) Todd Pletcher's Audible, right, won the Florida Derby. (WDRB photo by Eric Crawford)
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It's not unusual for Todd Pletcher to have a big hand heading into the Kentucky Derby -- it's unusual for anyone to have four hopefuls who are as accomplished as the quartet he expects to send to the gate this year.

LACETT | Rams pick U of L's Young in 6th round

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He's the 205th overall pick of the Draft 

Colts spend final day of draft adding skill players for Luck

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The Indianapolis Colts finally gave Andrew Luck some new options on the final day of the NFL draft.

BOZICH | MJ, Kareem, LeBron, Wilt ... Donovan Mitchell enjoys legendary playoff run

After the first two weeks of the NBA playoffs, former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell is the fifth-leading post-season scorer. (AP photo). After the first two weeks of the NBA playoffs, former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell is the fifth-leading post-season scorer. (AP photo).
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Former Louisville star Donovan Mitchell led Utah past Oklahoma City in the first round of the NBA playoffs, putting up numbers you'd expect from Hall of Famers. 

LEWIS | Blue Grass foes preparing for rematch in Derby 144

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Blue Grass Stakes winner Good Magic and runner-up Flameaway put in final pre-Derby works Saturday morning at Churchill Downs

BOZICH | New Albany, Southern Indiana pridefully wait on Romeo Langford decision Video included

Cathy Stoner, Romeo Langford's second-grade teacher, made this collage for Romeo Langford, her former student Cathy Stoner, Romeo Langford's second-grade teacher, made this collage for Romeo Langford, her former student
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People in New Albany and across Southern Indiana pridefully wait for the college decision of New Albany all-American Romeo Langford, who will make his college choice Monday night.

CRAWFORD | Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander taken No. 18 by Green Bay in NFL Draft

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Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander was selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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