Team USA cruised to its second straight exhibition victory with a 106-57 rout of China on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in 18 minutes.
Songbird successfully tackled her first test at Saratoga Race Course, remaining unbeaten in nine career starts with a 5¼-length victory in the Grade I, $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks Sunday at Saratoga Race Course in New York.
Former University of Kentucky track and field star Kendra Harrison, fresh off her world record-breaking performance in the 100 hurdles on Friday in London, plans to target the other women’s hurdles event next season.
Kentucky’s decision last year to shrink the overall seating capacity of Commonwealth Stadium and focus more attention on premium tickets looks like a success so far. Premium seating areas and luxury suites generated $7.3 million last season.
DeMarcus Cousins had 14 points and 15 rebounds in just 16 minutes of the Americans’ exhibition opener, a 111-74 victory over Argentina. The Sacramento Kings star can score inside and out, and gives the U.S. a dimension it hasn’t had while winning the last two gold medals.
The status of Exaggerator for next Saturday’s Grade II, $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes is up in the air, after the Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up received a “C or C+” grade for his workout Saturday morning from trainer Keith Desormeaux.