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Kentucky, Notre Dame meet this fall to begin 3-year series

May. 28, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky and Notre Dame play this fall to begin a three-year series between two of college basketball’s winningest programs. Kentucky hosts Notre Dame on Dec. 12 in the first regular-season meeting between the schools since Notre Dame's 64-50 victory at home on Nov. 29, 2012....

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, John Isner of the U.S., front, returns a ball in his semifinal match against Taylor Fritz of the U.S. at the Mexican Tennis Open in Acapulco, Mexico. According to an email obtained by The Associated Press on Monday, May 4, the WTA and ATP professional tours, the groups that run the four Grand Slam tournaments and the International Tennis Federation are expected to establish eligibility rules that will factor in the players’ rankings and past prize money earnings. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)

The Latest: Pennsylvania working on sports virus guidelines

May. 20, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania is working on guidelines to allow sporting events and exhibitions to get back to “some semblance of normalcy” after practically everything shut down to help stem the spread of...

Ex-Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr transferring to Kentucky

May. 6, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Wake Forest center Olivier Sarr said Wednesday he is transferring to Kentucky, giving the Wildcats an experienced 7-footer after the team's entire starting lineup declared for the NBA draft. “He gives us a veteran, established player who has not only played on a big...

Rhode Island's Jacob Toppin reacts as he runs the court during an NCAA college basketball game against Dayton, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton won 81-67. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Kentucky adds Rhode Island guard Jacob Toppin as transfer

Apr. 20, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has signed former Rhode Island forward Jacob Toppin, the brother of consensus national player of the year Obi Toppin of Dayton. The 6-foot-8, 190-pound Toppin must sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules but will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. He averaged...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Calipari foundation receives $1 million donation

Apr. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Kentucky coach John Calipari’s foundation helping charities provide COVID-19 pandemic relief has received a $1 million donation. The Hall of Fame coach recently began his “Coffee With Cal” video series on...

Kentucky forward EJ Montgomery (23) tips in the winning basket late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. Kentucky won 71-70. (AP Photo/Alan Youngblood)

Kentucky's Montgomery completes starters' exit for NBA draft

Apr. 15, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward EJ Montgomery will enter the NBA draft and forego his remaining collegiate eligibility, completing an exodus of Wildcat starters for the pro ranks. The 6-foot-10 sophomore averaged career highs of 6.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game with 31 blocks last season....

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley celebrates after an overtime win against Louisville in an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky. Quickley was selected to the Associated Press All-SEC first team announced Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)

Kentucky's Quickley enters NBA draft after breakout season

Apr. 13, 2020 10:18 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley will enter the NBA draft and sign with an agent, leaving school after a breakout season in which he was an honorable mention All-America selection by The Associated Press. Southeastern Conference coaches voted the 6-foot-3 sophomore Player of the Year...

Kentucky's Tyrese Maxey, left, drives near Auburn's Danjel Purifoy, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky's Maxey becomes second Wildcat to enter NBA draft

Apr. 6, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard Tyrese Maxey will enter the NBA draft, becoming the second Wildcats starter in as many days to turn pro and forego his remaining collegiate eligibility. Maxey scored 26 points against then-No. 1 Michigan State in his collegiate debut and finished the season tied for...

Kentucky's Ashton Hagans takes an uncontested shot during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Lexington, Ky. Tennessee won 81-73. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter NBA draft

Apr. 5, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky point guard Ashton Hagans will enter the NBA draft and forego his final two seasons of eligibility. He said Sunday the “time is now” to pursue his dream of playing professionally. The 6-foot-3 Hagans was named Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the...