LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky freshman Bam Adebayo will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft. He is the fifth Wildcat to leave school for the June draft. The 6-foot-10 forward had left open the possibility of returning for his sophomore season. He had announced on April 5 he would not hire an agent, but on Tuesday said in a statement it's in his "best interest to remain in the draft.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- White extremists, almost by nature, are seldom good at working together. Creating consensus among white nationalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and the like is akin to herding rattlesnakes, given the caustic personalities often involved. Members typically get mad at each other and split, sometimes within days, resulting in the near-constant creation of new groups and a churning of both leaders and followers.
NBA PLAYOFFS Atlanta's Hawks look to tie up Washington in playoff series ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Hawks will try to tie their playoff series with the Washington Wizards tonight. The Wizards have taken a 2-1 lead in the best of seven series in the quarterfinal competition. Also, the Golden State Warriors want to complete a sweep of their first-round series against the Trail Blazers tonight in Portland.
Clemson coach Monte Lee measures his baseball team in 10-game segments, and the records of 7-3, 9-1, 9-1 and 8-2 are more than satisfying to him. "Up to this point," he said Monday, "I don't know if I could have asked for more out of my team." The 40-year-old Lee was hired two years ago to bring new energy to a program that seemed to have hit a ceiling under Jack Leggett.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-9 Johnson said Monday in a release that his decision followed a talk with coach Rick Pitino. Johnson added that it was important to help his family and promised to "work incredibly hard to give it my best shot. I'll be rooting for the Ville next year.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The first NBA deadline college coaches had circled on their calendars was Sunday -- the last date players could declare for the draft. The next date they have circled is May 24. That's when players who have entered the draft but not hired an agent have can withdraw and return to school if they aren't comfortable with the feedback they're getting from NBA teams.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The little girl was 11, living in a foster care group home, when she ended up playing tag in a Louisville park with the daughters of a wealthy investment manager who would one day be Kentucky's governor. Matt Bevin said he and his wife, Glenna, noticed how the girl attached herself to their daughters, "like she was just one of the kids.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky guard Hamidou Diallo, a January enrollee who did not play last season for the Wildcats, has submitted his name for the NBA draft, but will not an agent while deciding whether to remain in the process or return to school. The 6-foot-5 freshman said in a release Sunday that he wanted to "keep all doors open" and see where his game is.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville starting forward Mariya Moore will transfer from the program after finishing as the Cardinals' third-leading scorer last season. Women's basketball spokesman Ira Green confirmed Saturday that the three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection will leave the school. Moore averaged 12 points and 5.1 rebounds and had a career-high 175 assists while starting 36 games last season.
Mike Sanford has avoided pinching himself over his seamless transition into being a head coach at Western Kentucky because he knows better than to get too confident. One thing 12 years as an assistant has taught him, there will certainly be some setbacks. There's no mistaking Sanford's optimism from his first spring drills with a Hilltoppers squad coming off their third straight bowl victory and second consecutive Conference USA title.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Jeff Walz will head the inaugural USA Basketball Under-23 women's team that will play in Tokyo this summer. The Louisville women's coach will be joined by Western Kentucky's Michelle Clark-Heard and Princeton's Courtney Banghart. The four-team round-robin tournament will include the U.S., Australia, Japan and Canada starting Aug. 7. The Americans will have training camp at the end of July and a 12-member team will be chosen from that camp.
Lynn S. Whiting, who trained Lil E. Tee to an upset victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, died Wednesday. He was 77. He died at his home in Louisville, Kentucky, after a struggle with cancer and a stroke he had during the winter in Arkansas, according to Oaklawn Park spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyt. Churchill Downs said Whiting had visited the track on Monday for the first time since his stroke.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Tanya Torp had enough of the Kentucky Democratic Party when she saw one of the state's politicians, Alison Lundergan Grimes, holding a gun. Grimes, the Democratic secretary of state, was challenging Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014 when she released a TV ad showing her holding a shotgun at a shooting range in an attempt to combat McConnell's image of her as an out-of-touch liberal politician.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Rewarding as it was to win the Heisman Trophy last season, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson didn't end the year the way he had envisioned. Jackson's selection as the school's first Heisman winner was preceded by consecutive losses that erased the Cardinals' slim chances of being in the College Football Playoff. Louisville then dropped its bowl game, taking some of the luster off the milestone season.
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- Two-year-old champion Classic Empire recovered from a poor performance his last time out and locked up a Kentucky Derby bid Saturday with a come-from-well-behind win in the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. "He just has so much ability," trainer Mark Casse said. "I wasn't sure he was going to get there. I was afraid that maybe late he'd get tired, but it was exciting. I'll never forget it.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Benny Snell Jr.'s initial plan to ease into college life and big-time SEC football has quickly evolved into the sophomore assuming responsibilities as Kentucky's main running back. Last fall's breakout season helped accelerate his timetable as he and Stanley "Boom" Williams gave the Wildcats their first pair of 1,000-yard backs -- and first bowl appearance -- since 2010.
CHICAGO (AP) -- United Airlines and the city of Chicago may find themselves the target of lawsuits by the man who was dragged off a United plane in Chicago last week after refusing to give up his seat. One of Dr. David Dao's lawyers, Thomas Demetrio, said as much Thursday during a news conference in which he suggested that Dao could be "a poster child" for the mistreatment of passengers by the airline industry.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma has signed former Kentucky wide receiver Jeff Badet. The school made the announcement Thursday. The 6-foot, 180-pound Badet is scheduled to earn a bachelor's degree from Kentucky next month. As a graduate transfer, he will have one season with the Sooners and will be eligible immediately. Badet started all 13 games for the Wildcats last season and finished with 31 catches for a team-high 670 yards and four touchdowns.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the removal of a passenger who was dragged off a United Express flight in Chicago (all times local): 3 p.m. A Chicago alderman says city-employed airport security officers "should not be doing the dirty work for the friendly skies airline." A City Council committee is questioning officials from the Chicago Aviation Department and United Airlines about why a passenger was dragged from a United Express flight at O'Hare Airport.
CHICAGO (AP) -- The passenger dragged from a United flight lost two front teeth and suffered a broken nose and a concussion, his lawyer said Thursday, accusing the airline industry of having "bullied" its customers for far too long. "Are we going to continue to be treated like cattle?" attorney Thomas Demetrio asked. The passenger, Dr.