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CRAWFORD | Adding Johnson and Padgett, Pitino says he's excited for ACC move Video included

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Rick Pitino added former Indiana assistant Kenny Johnson to his staff with an official announcement Wednesday, while adding that he'll bring former Cardinal David Padgett back to Louisville as an assistant video coordinator.

BOZICH | Pryor, Latimer Taken Ahead Of Bridgewater? Kiper Says Yes Video included

ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. says Teddy Bridgewater is no longer a sure first-round NFL Draft pick. ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. says Teddy Bridgewater is no longer a sure first-round NFL Draft pick.
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ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. says Teddy Bridgewater is no longer a sure first-round NFL Draft pick.

Churchill Downs races to finish construction as spring meet approaches

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The track is adding a Grandstand Terrace, sound system, restrooms, and the nation's largest video board.

Sports Page Replay - UK's Randle makes a choice, Johnson makes a move, Bridgewater's current NFL prospects Video included

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Set your calendar for next Wednesday's live chat at 10:30 a.m.

CRAWFORD | Strong's Texas bus tour hits early obstacles

Austin American-Statesman photo by Brian Davis. Charlie Strong's tour bus. Austin American-Statesman photo by Brian Davis. Charlie Strong's tour bus.
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Charlie Strong has embarked on a statewide bus tour of Texas, but already his brutal honesty is killing the buzz of early excitement following his arrival as coach.

CRAWFORD | Randle, being of sound body (thankfully), makes NBA decision

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Julius Randle felt not only joy on the day he declared for the NBA Draft, but there was some relief. Navigating a college season without injury is a big deal for players with NBA hopes.

Cards' 2014-16 ACC Men's basketball opponents, sites set Video included

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We now know the teams the University of Louisville men's basketball team will face next year as well as the sites for each game.

UK's Julius Randle says he's headed to the NBA draft Video included

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Kentucky forward Julius Randle will leave after one season to enter the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

BOZICH | Crean's Turn To Respond To Pitino's Shrewd Move Video included

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As Louisville enters the Atlantic Coast Conference, Pitino has shrewdly added an assistant who knows Tobacco Road as well as Pitino knows the upper East Side of Manhattan.

Reports: Rick Pitino adds Indiana assistant Kenny Johnson to Louisville staff

According to Scout's Evan Daniels and other reports, Kenny Johnson will leave Indiana for Louisville after deciding between the Hoosiers, Cardinals, and Maryland.

LANE | Depleted UK Offense Will Still Air It Out Saturday Video included

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An inexperienced group of quarterbacks hasn't had enough receivers to throw to this spring for Kentucky. 

CRAWFORD | Fate of Louisville Gardens deserves more thought Video included

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After a WDRB story by Marcus Green described the Louisville Gardens as a facility in limbo, Eric Crawford says the community needs to do right by a building that has served it well.

BOZICH | Perfect Time For Cowherd Apology To John Wall

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Notes written from the baseline, end zone and pitcher’s mound.

BOZICH | Kevin Ware Says Leaving Louisville Will Be "Real Tough"

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Former Louisville guard Kevin Ware said it will be difficult for him to leave for Georgia State, but that he plans to return home on April 27 and play for the Panthers next season.

LANE |Calipari Fighting One-and-Done Stigma With Recruits

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John Calipari has made it part of his recruiting pitch to assure prospective players that they are not failures if they don't go pro after one season. 

BOZICH | Louisville, Indiana Recruits Excel In Derby Classic Video included

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Louisville recruits Jaylen Johnson and Quentin Snider as well as Indiana recruits Robert Johnson and Max Hoetzel performed well in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic competition Thursday.

Watch the game on WDRB at 7 p.m. Friday.

UK's James Young heads for NBA Draft

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Young could be first of several UK players to opt for the NBA

BOZICH | Louisville Women Top Men on Draft Scoreboard

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On Monday night, the Louisville women's basketball program achieved something the men's program has not done since 1994 -- have three players selected in a single draft.

Mine That Bird now at the Kentucky Derby Museum Video included

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Mine That Bird is now at the Kentucky Derby Museum, located at Churchill Downs.

Sports Page Live Replay - Harrell's (not) final hurrah, Schimmel goes pro, Ware's next step

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The chat starts each Wednesday morning at 10:30.

Ky. lawmakers fail to take action on Rupp Arena financing Video included

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A vote was not taken on a proposal to provide $80 million in state-backed bonds to help pay renovations to the home of UK basketball.

BOZICH | "Embarrassing" Performance Leads To Kentucky Sweep Of Louisville Video included

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Four Louisville errors led to three unearned runs -- and a 4-2 victory by Kentucky over the Cardinals Tuesday night. The win gave UK its first baseball sweep of U of L since 2011.

ANDRESS | 20 Things to Know About the Kentucky Derby Top 20

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A primer on the horses that will contend (or not contend) in the 140th Run for the Roses. 

BOZICH | Louisville Answers QB Question That Troubles Miami

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Louisville and Miami open ACC football on Sept. 1, and results from the spring games of both teams last weekend show that the Cards have fewer questions at quarterback than the Hurricanes.

CRAWFORD | Draft for Schimmel kicks off a Dream night for U of L

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Shoni Schimmel was taken No. 8 overall in the WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream, with teammates Antonita Slaughter being selected by the Los Angeles Sparks and Asia Taylor by the Minnesota Lynx.

BOZICH | Harrell Decision Puts Louisville in Top 10 With UK Video included

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Montrezl Harrell is returning to Louisville for his junior season, which will make the Cards a Top 10 team (with Kentucky) for the 2014-2015 college basketball season.

CRAWFORD | Cauley-Stein's return adds experience to another talented UK frontcourt Video included

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Kentucky sophomore 7-footer Willie Cauley-Stein says he'll take a pass on the NBA Draft and will return to the Wildcats for his junior season.

CRAWFORD | Pitino says Harrell's return "obviously great news" for Cards Video included

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Louisville big man Montrezl Harrell announced this afternoon via Twitter that he plans to return for his junior season, ratcheting up expectations for the Cardinals' first season in the ACC.

Watson is drama-free in cruising to second Masters victory

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Bubba Watson was unchallenged after taking a two-stroke lead heading into the back nine on Sunday, becoming just the fourth golfer to win his second Masters title within six years of winning his first.

Dance With Fate wins Blue Grass at Keeneland

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Dance With Fate outpaced competing horses including Pablo De Monte.

Ware transferring to Georgia State

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Ware may be eligible to play soon.

BOZICH | Shawn Kelley's Journey From Ballard High To Yankees' Closer

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Former Ballard High school pitcher Shawn Kelley has overcome the odds -- and two elbow operations -- to become the New York Yankees' closer this season.

Pitino, ex-teammate sought mercy for Farmer

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University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino asked a federal judge to show mercy when sentencing ex-Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and allow him to "become a productive citizen again."

Bats win Home Opener 6-5

The 1st game of the season at Louisville Slugger Field ends with a walk-off single in the 9th.

BOZICH | Mission Impossible For Ballard Grad: Replacing Mariano Rivera

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Former Ballard High School pitcher Shawn Kelley has moved into the most impossible job in sports -- replacing Mariano Rivera as the closer for the New York Yankees.

CRAWFORD | With Tiger out, time to find a new storyline at The Masters

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Tiger Woods is absent from The Masters for the first time since 1995, but his name is still everywhere. Given his recent health issues, Eric Crawford says it's time to move past Woods and on to some other stories.

KFC Yum! Center to host NBA game in October Video included

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The KFC Yum! Center announced on Thursday that it'll host the first ever NBA game at the arena this fall on Oct. 4: the preseason game between the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans.

TRANSCRIPT | Bobby Petrino previews the Louisville spring game Video included

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University of Louisville football coach Bobby Petrino previews Friday night's 7:30 p.m. spring football game. A full transcript.

CRAWFORD | Jude Schimmel named among 'Top 10 college women' by Glamour magazine

© GoCards.com photo. © GoCards.com photo.
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University of Louisville junior basketball player Jude Schimmel has been named one of Glamour Magazine's 'Top 10 College Women' and will be honored at a ceremony in New York City.

Sports Page Live Replay: Final Four and local draft breakdown Video included

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See the replay of this week's Sports Page Live webcast, including a review of the Final Four, and a look ahead to the future for the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Then set your calendar for next Wednesday's chat!

BOZICH | My Final College Basketball Top 25 Poll

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The Associated Press does not compile a final college basketball Top 25 after the NCAA Tournament, but Rick Bozich of WDRB Sports decided to put together one last Top 25 for 2014.

CRAWFORD | With tournament run, UK changed the story of its season

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Eric Crawford takes a second look at the story of the University of Kentucky basketball season, in light of its tournament run.

Disappointed UK fans take to the streets after NCAA championship loss

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A few minor injuries were reported after UK fans gathered on Lexington streets to show their disappointment, but officials say the crowd's behavior wasn't as bad as expected.

BOZICH | Kentucky Can't Overcome Free Throws, Chapman, UConn

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A strange NCAA Tournament finished with a strange ending -- Kentucky missing free throws and getting handled on the boards in a 60-54 championship game loss to Connecticut.

Connecticut finishes off Kentucky, wins NCAA title

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Connecticut got 22 points from senior guard Shabazz Napier to defeat Kentucky 60-54 in the NCAA championship game.

TRANSCRIPT | John Calipari on UK's title game loss, his future, and more

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Comments from John Calipari, Julius Randle and James Young after the University of Kentucky's loss to Connecticut in the NCAA championship game.

UK celebration set for Tuesday in Rupp Arena

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Rupp Arena doors open at 1:30pm to welcome team back from Final Four

BOZICH | 10 Ways To Show Your NCAA Title Game Smarts

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Everybody knows the basic story-lines and stat for Monday's NCAA title game between Kentucky and Connecticut. Here are 10 items you can use to impress your friends.

Gov. Beshear makes friendly wager with CT's governor over NCAA title

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Gov. Beshear has wagered a fully-stocked Kentucky bourbon bar on UK's match up against UConn. 

BOZICH | Kentucky's Appeal: Championships, NBA or Calipari? Video included

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An NCAA title or the quickest route to the NBA? The Kentucky players will give you another reason that they decided to play college basketball in Lexington.

TRANSCRIPTS & VIDEO | UK and UConn meet the press

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Kentucky's John Calipari and Wisconsin's Kevin Ollie met the press on Sunday, and we have full video and transcripts of both sessions.

BOZICH | Can Kentucky Join The Eight-Seed Club? Ask Massimino

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Kentucky is trying to achieve what only Villanova and Rollie Massimino have achieved -- win the NCAA Tournament as an eight-seed. Can UK do it? Ask Massimino.

ANDRESS | Kentucky's Run More Special to Sophomores after NIT

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This run to the title game is validation for Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein, after last year's NIT debacle.

ANDRESS | Post-Game Reaction to "Aaron the Assassin" Video included

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Coach Cal now calls him "Aaron the Assassin". Watch and read what Harrison's teammates said about his latest heroics. 

BOZICH | Three Shining Moments For Aaron Harrison, Kentucky Video included

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Has anybody ever had three shining moments in the same NCAA Tournament? Aaron Harrison of Kentucky has. Ask Louisville, Michigan and Wisconsin.

James Young an unsung hero in Wildcats Final Four win

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James Young, with a team-high 17 points, was an unsung hero in Kentucky's 74-73 NCAA semifinal win over Wisconsin on Saturday.

CRAWFORD | Drill, baby, drill: Harrison's heroics have UK on doorstep of history Video included

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Aaron Harrison's magic continues, and the University of Kentucky is riding it to the NCAA title game, where it will face Connecticut Monday night for a shot at the school's ninth NCAA title.

TRANSCRIPT | Calipari, UK players talk about win over Wisconsin

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Transcripts of John Calipari and Bo Ryan's postgame comments, plus comments from players and links to WDRB video after UK's 74-73 win over Wisconsin in the Final Four on Saturday.

BOZICH | Kentucky Again; Aaron Harrison Again

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Aaron Harrison delivered a game-winning three-point shot for the third consecutive game as Kentucky defeated Wisconsin to advance to the NCAA title game.

Role players the key in Connecticut's upset of Florida

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Connecticut's role players played a leading role in the Huskies 63-53 upset of Florida, which advanced it to Monday's NCAA championship game.

Yes, UConn! Huskies end Florida's 30-game win streak to reach NCAA title game

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Connecticut, the last team to beat No. 1-ranked Florida before the Gators ran off a 30-game winning streak, got 20 points from DeAndre Daniels to upend Florida again, reaching the NCAA title game.

BOZICH | Kentucky -- An NCAA Final Four Team Unlike Any Other

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The last 16 NCAA champs won their first four games by an average of 10 points of more. Kentucky's average winning margin is only 4.3. Is that a red flag for the Wildcats?

CRAWFORD BLOG | Adolph Rupp on Tournament basketball

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Read what legendary University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp thought were the keys to winning tournament basketball.

CRAWFORD | The most impressive stat of the NCAA Tourney, and why UK is in the Final Four Video included

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The most impressive stat of the NCAA Tournament: running through the University of Kentucky's late-game performance in its past three games.

BOZICH | Hurting Cauley-Stein Heartbroken By Injury Video included

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Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein remains highly unlikely to play against Wisconsin in the NCAA Final Four Saturday night, but he refused to say that his 2014 season is over.

TRANSCRIPT and VIDEO | Calipari and UK players meet the media Video included

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University of Kentucky coach John Calipari met with the media at the Final Four this afternoon, inside are video links of his remarks, and transcripts of Calipari's meeting with reporters, and some player interviews.

BOZICH | Why Kentucky Will (And Won't) Beat Wisconsin Video included

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A coach who knows both Wisconsin and Kentucky says that the Wildcats will have to limit the Badgers' three-point shooting to win their Final Four matchup Saturday.

CRAWFORD | Schimmel wins women's, overall three-point titles at Final Four

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University of Louisville senior Shoni Schimmel won both the women's title and the overall title in the NCAA three-point shooting contest at the Final Four in Dallas.

BOZICH | Why I Voted For Russ Smith As National Player of the Year

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Doug McDermott of Creighton earned 64 of 65 votes in the AP player of the year balloting. Rick Bozich of WDRB cast the 65th ballot for Russ Smith of Louisville -- and explains why in this column.

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