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Can Matthew Mitchell survive as UK Hoops coach?

When faced with adversity two years into his Kentucky women’s basketball head coaching tenure, Matthew Mitchell showed resourcefulness and found success. But after the mass defection of players from Mitchell’s program this school year, the coach finds himself facing an even more daunting challenge.

Alicia Wincze Hughes

Opportunity knocks for Kentucky Oaks field

No horseman wants to benefit from another’s misfortune. But when unbeaten champion Songbird, the filly regarded as arguably the best 3-year-old of either gender, was declared out of the Kentucky Oaks last month due to a low-grade fever, a door of opportunity previously thought to be all but sealed was suddenly busted open in the sophomore filly division.

Ex-Cats

Pacers part ways with Frank Vogel after 250 wins in 5-plus seasons

Frank Vogel will not return as Indiana Pacers coach next season. Pacers President Larry Bird said Thursday that the team will not renew Vogel’s contract for next season. Bird said he believes it’s time for a new voice to lead the Pacers, keeping with his long-held philosophy on short shelf lives for coaches.

High School Sports

Former Bryan Station stars join Division I basketball programs

In this week’s high school notebook, Josh Moore catches up with a former Bryan Station girls’ basketball player whose play in the junior-college ranks earned her a spot at the University of Alabama. DeAndre Dishman, a more recent Bryan Station standout who missed much of his senior season with a leg injury, signed with Eastern Kentucky. You can follow Josh for live coverage of high school sporting events @HLpreps.

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