Nascar May Allow Kyle Busch to Compete in 2015 Chase For The Cup

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Even though he sustained a broken leg in the season opening Xfinity Series race at Daytona that has kept him sidelined since, Nascar CEO Brian France said the sport’s governing body may “accommodate” him. France said it depends on how long Busch remains out of competition (which is still undetermined as this time), but it’s possible he could still be a part of the season ending “playoff” style format to determine the 2016 Sprint Cup Champion. In order to make the chase, a drive must have at least one victory and be in the top 30 in points. While a win is possible if Busch returns in time for the first race in September, a top 30 points position is not. Busch would have to receive a waiver to go on and compete for the title. France said the reason it’s being considered is because Busch’s accident was Nascar’s fault. Busch hit a section of the wall at Daytona that did not have a SAFER barrier. Since then, others have struck such walls at other tracks (with Jeff Gordon hitting one at Las Vegas two races later) and now the sport and it’s tracks are under fire to fix this problem.

Kentucky/Louisville Baseball Series Opener Rescheduled

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The #3 Louisville Cardinals baseball team have rescheduled its midweek game against Kentucky at Jim Patterson Stadium in Louisville for Tuesday, April 28th, following an announcement yesterday. It will be the first game of the UK/UofL series, and was originally scheduled for April 8th, but heavy rains forced it to be rescheduled. The teams were originally supposed to resume their series in Lexington on April 28th, but now the series opener will shift it back to Louisville for the opener, with the first pitch to be thrown at 6pm. The Tuesday night game will be televised live on ESPN3.com. The two Commonwealth schools will now conclude the series at 6:30pm on May 6th at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington.

Reds Drop Loss to Brewers Last Night, 4-2.

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The Cincinnati Reds dropped a loss to the Brewers yesterday in Milwaukee, losing 4-2. Jean Segura had a clutch hit a two-out RBI single in the seventh inning, that put Milwaukee up for the 4-2 win at Miller Park. Adam Lind and Aramis Ramierez hit solo home runs, but Seguara’s single was badly needed to snap Milwaukee’s eight game losing streak. It also resulted in the Reds missing a four-game sweep in the series despite Homer Bailey’s strong start. Cincinnati will be back at the Great American Ballpark tonight, hosting the Chicago Cubs at 7:10pm.

NBA-Bound Former Wildcats Continue State Autograph Tour

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Even though they are no longer members of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, the seven former Wildcats who will enter the NBA Draft this year are continuing an autograph tour throughout the state thanking the fans who supported them this past season. Willie Cauley-Stein, expected to be a lottery pick, was in Hazard yesterday at Wildcat Warehouse. He said meeting the fans on his signing tour is a humbling experience for not only himself, but all the players. The Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron, were at Wildcat Warehouse in Corbin yesterday as well, signing autographs and taking pictures. The two were sophomores on the 38-1 team. They will also be a part of this year’s NBA Draft.