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November 26, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
This time, it wasn't even close. In a rematch of last season's national championship game, top-ranked Arizona, which had to go overtime to win the title last season, toyed with No. 8 Kentucky this time, registering an 89-74 victory last night in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational in Lahaina, Hawaii. Arizona (3-0) will face No. 3 Duke in the championship game tonight. "I haven't seen anyone play better than Duke right now," Arizona coach Lute Olson said, anticipating a tough game.
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April 15, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
Michael Gilchrist, of Somerdale, N.J., who is considered one of the top basketball recruits in the country, announced yesterday he would attend the University of Kentucky. Gilchrist was also considering Villanova and Oregon. He is a 6-7 junior forward at St. Patrick High in Elizabeth. He averaged 16.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and three blocks a game, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. He made his selection known on ESPNU. Gilchrist praised Kentucky fans after announcing his decision: "They have a lot of energy.
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December 16, 1998 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Chuck Hamwright, a hard-hitting safety from Highland, has made an oral commitment to the University of Kentucky. Hamwright, who is 5-foot-11 and 185 pounds, also played running back at Highland, but he projects as a strong safety in college. He visited Kentucky over the weekend and made his decision Monday, Highland coach Larry Ziemba said. "I really liked the family atmosophere down there," Hamwright said. "Plus, they do a great job helping their players get jobs who aren't going to be playing pro football.
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January 15, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
No way would Kentucky fall to two conference opponents in succession. The No. 5 Wildcats, the defending national champions, rebounded from a rare Southeastern Conference loss, getting 24 points from Derek Anderson and a strong first-half performance from their bench last night in an 86-65 rout of No. 21 Georgia in Athens, Ga. Kentucky (15-2 overall, 3-1 SEC), which was upset by Mississippi on Saturday, broke open a close game late in the first half with one of its patented, defense-generated runs.
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March 17, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Princeton pins its hopes for an upset of Kentucky today on one simple premise: Because of an environment unique to the NCAA Tournament, youth will not be served. After conceding that UK is the more athletic and skilled team in this NBA-vs.-MBA game, Princeton noted its greater experience. "We definitely acknowledge that they're an athletic team," guard Dan Mavraides said yesterday. "That's something, obviously, that's highlighted in our scouting report. "I can't give away any secrets about how we're going to stop that.
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March 18, 2012 | Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Freshman Marquis Teague is taking Kentucky to the South Regional semifinals in Atlanta. And maybe a lot farther than that. Teague scored a career-high 24 points and top seed Kentucky put together another complete performance with a dominating second-half run in an 87-71 victory over Iowa State in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night. Freshman Anthony Davis had 15 points and 12 rebounds, senior Darius Miller added 19 points and Doron Lamb finished with 16. The Wildcats (34-2)
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March 31, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The University of Memphis gave Kentucky permission yesterday to speak to John Calipari about the Wildcats' head coaching position, then made a final push to try to keep the coach. Some of Memphis' key boosters met with Calipari yesterday. But one booster expects Calipari to go to Kentucky, though the person, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing negotiations, acknowledged the coach was torn between the two great opportunities. The Wildcats had a short meeting at their practice gym yesterday afternoon.
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February 5, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
Florida coach Billy Donovan passed out pizza to fans who waited outside the arena for hours before last night's game against No. 5 Kentucky. Wonder if he had some victory cigars for afterward. Freshman Mike Miller scored 20 points and Donovan's program got its biggest boost in his three seasons with the Gators' 75-68 upset over the visiting Wildcats. In front of a record crowd of 12,443, Florida (16-4, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) opened up a 14-point lead midway through the second half and withstood a late Kentucky rally.
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January 1, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Rex Chapman scored 13 of Kentucky's final 16 points as the second-ranked Wildcats rallied to defeat Vanderbilt, 81-74, last night in Lexington, Ky., in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. It was the 400th career win for Wildcats coach Eddie Sutton, who coached Creighton and Arkansas before taking over at Kentucky in 1985. Vanderbilt, which led by six points at the half, opened a 65-56 edge with 8 minutes, 1 second remaining on Barry Booker's sixth three-point field goal of the game.
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November 30, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
ERIC ATKINS scored 16 points and Notre Dame beat No. 8 Kentucky, 64-50, on Thursday night for its 41st victory in the past 42 home games. Jack Cooley and Jerian Grant had 13 points each for the Fighting Irish (7-1), who opened an 11-point lead by halftime and were never threatened the rest of the way in an SEC/Big East Challenge game. "The way our guards were controlling things, I didn't have to do a lot of coaching," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. The Irish outplayed Kentucky (4-2)
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May 9, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A day later, the glow from Cathryn Sophia's overwhelming win in Friday's $1 million Kentucky Oaks before a record Oaks Day crowd of nearly 125,000 had not come close to wearing off for her Philadelphia connections. "There is the queen," her groom, Harry Harcourt, said early Saturday morning. Friends of Cathryn Sophia owner Chuck Zacney repaired to the Galt House downtown for a fairly subdued Friday night celebration. Trainer John Servis could not get a restaurant reservation for Friday but called a friend who told him about a place on Bardstown Road that was practically empty.
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May 9, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky Derby is a unique race, and simple analysis will not do. Every clue must be examined with a magnifying glass. But sometimes it is quite simple: Just identify the most accomplished horse, ignore all the noise, sit back, and watch the show. A strong case could have been made that Nyquist was the most accomplished horse to enter the Derby since the three Triple Crown winners of the 1970s - unbeaten in seven starts, 2-year-old champion, victorious on both coasts, Breeders' Cup winner.
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May 5, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, STAFF WRITER
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Post positions rarely matter except at tracks where certain styles are winning more than normal. They also matter in the Kentucky Derby because there are 20 horses in two gates and it is the Derby where everything matters. Nyquist, the unbeaten 3-1 morning-line favorite drew post 13, just one spot from the end of the main gate. The other six horses will be in the auxiliary gate. Nyquist's trainer Doug O'Neill was not unhappy with the post, but was more interested in the horses outside Nyquist, especially the likely pacesetter, the very fast Danzing Candy who drew the 20 post.
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May 5, 2016 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Before Tuesday, John Servis had not started a horse at Churchill Downs since May 1, 2004. Biblical rains came back then, a few hours prior to the Kentucky Derby post time of 6:12 p.m. Nothing, however, was going to stop the Servis-trained Smarty Jones from winning that Derby. This Friday, the Parx Racing-based Servis will try to pull off a career double typically reserved for Hall of Famer trainers like D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert - win the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks.
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January 29, 2016 | BY LES BOWEN, Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - If talent trumped everything, and the Eagles had a chance to take Noah Spence 13th overall in this year's first round of the NFL draft, they'd probably do it. Spence is a 6-2 1/2, 254-pound edge rusher with rare strength, aggressiveness, flexibility and speed. He showed that for two seasons at Ohio State and then again this past season, after transferring to Eastern Kentucky, where he managed 11.5 sacks and was Football Championship Subdivision defensive player of the year.
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December 10, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
LEXINGTON, Ky. - John Calipari's office in the $30 million Joe Craft Center is tiny, smaller than the old office Phil Martelli had at Saint Joseph's. A new, larger office is being constructed behind a false wall, just steps away. The Craft Center, which houses the Kentucky basketball offices and a practice court, is attached to Memorial Coliseum, where Adolph Rupp's teams played. It is surprisingly less extravagant than some of the hoops palaces that have been built on other campuses.
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June 16, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
John S. Carroll, 73, of Lexington, Ky., a former editor at The Inquirer who rose to become one of the leading journalistic figures of his day, inspiring prize-winning stories at four daily newspapers, died Sunday. His family announced Mr. Carroll's death at his Lexington home of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare degenerative brain disorder. He had been ill since January. "John was a visionary as an editor: He always saw forests - the big picture - when many of us were lost in the trees," said Inquirer Editor William K. Marimow, who was a friend of his. "John was a superb colleague," Marimow said, "a great listener and a spellbinding storyteller who loved the rhythms and cadences of the newsroom and enriched the lives of all of us who worked with him. " Mr. Carroll cut his teeth on the night shift in 1972, after being drawn to Philadelphia by Inquirer Editor Eugene L. Roberts Jr., a friend and mentor.
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May 5, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - His two Kentucky Derby horses had been off the track and back in their stalls for an hour Wednesday morning. The day's work was done, but Bob Baffert was not inclined to leave, so the Hall of Fame trainer held court for a good hour. Even as the listeners dissipated to just a handful, Baffert kept talking, with or without questions. He was reliving his training life generally, his Derby life specifically - Cavonnier's nose loss in 1996 when he was sure he would never get another chance, the three wins in six years from 1997 to 2002, the terrible disappointment with Point Given in 2001.
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May 4, 2015 | Dick Jerardi, Daily News Staff Writer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Everybody at the Daily News has Stan Hochman stories. Mine, naturally, involves the racetrack. I met Stan at the 1984 Preakness at Pimlico. I was covering horse racing for an eight-month-old all-sports paper in Baltimore, my hometown. I had no idea what I was doing, but it was the perfect place to learn and make mistakes because nobody noticed for a very simple reason: Nobody was buying the paper. It was right after the Preakness post-position draw. I was asking questions/making suggestions to John Parisella, who trained a longshot named Fight Over.
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