Author Archives: John Clay

On vacation

I’m off for the next few days. Be back soon.

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Triple Crown Links: One more time in New York

Triple Crown links for Sunday: My column on how American Pharoah’s Preakness win sets up another Triple Crown bid. “Oh, there was a moment on the backstretch in which the challengers appeared to be gaining ground on the leader — … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links for Sunday

Big Blue Links for Sunday: UK softball reaches finals of the Notre Dame Regional, reports UK Athletics. Kentucky beat Ball State 5-0 on Saturday after beating Northwestern on Friday. Pitcher Kelsey Nunley was dominant for seven innings. Kentucky baseball beats … Continue reading

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Four takeaways from American Pharoah’s Preakness win

BALTIMORE — Four takeaways from American Pharoah’s muddy but clear win in the Preakness:

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Updated Preakness odds

Here are updated odds for the Preakness Stakes:

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Could Preakness be run on a Sunday at Laurel? Yes

BALTIMORE — Sal Sinatra, vice president and general manager of the Maryland Jockey Club, just met with the media here in the press box at Pimlico and confirmed that a future Preakness at Laurel is a real possibility. Even a … Continue reading

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Big Blue Links: NBA combine news and more

Big Blue Links for Saturday:

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Former North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge dies

Three months after the legendary Dean Smith died, his loyal lieutenant at North Carolina, Bill Guthridge, has passed away as well. Guthridge died Tuesday night at age 77.

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Big Blue Links: John Calipari extension edition

Big Blue and SEC links for Wednesday: If you missed it, Kentucky is close to a contract extension for head basketball coach John Calipari. News leaked Tuesday night, just hours after the New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams. … Continue reading

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Kentucky close to new deal with John Calipari

Word Tuesday night is that UK and John Calipari are close to extending the basketball coach’s current contract another year at $8 million through 2022. Calipari is scheduled to earn a $1.6 million longevity bonus on July 1. The new … Continue reading

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