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AP-Kentucky Sports Digest

May 17, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern.

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Thoroughbred Racing:

HORSE RACING-SPORTS BETTING

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Horse racing has been struggling for years to regain a strong footing on the national sports landscape, and owners hope to use betting on other sports to bring fans back to the tracks. The gamble is not a sure thing since not everyone is on board with the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this week that allows states to offer sports betting. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 940 words, photos.

PREAKNESS-NEW SHOOTERS

BALTIMORE — Half the participants in the eight-horse Preakness field have yet to experience the sensation of chasing Justify to the finish line. Perhaps one of the new shooters in Saturday’s race can find a way to leave the Kentucky Derby winner in his wake. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 830 words, photos.

PREAKNESS-JUSTIFY

BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner Justify has gotten acquainted with the track at Pimlico Race Course, where he will attempt to keep his Triple Crown hopes alive Saturday in the Preakness. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 180 words, photos.

College Basketball:

Men:

LOUISVILLE-ESCORTS-POWELL-EVICTION

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The self-proclaimed “escort queen” at the center of the University of Louisville’s basketball team sex scandal has missed a scheduled eviction hearing. SENT: 130 words.

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