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October 29, 1990
University of Kentucky quarterback Brad Smith will be out for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ligament in his right knee during a 26-24 victory over Georgia Saturday.
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September 4, 2008 | Erik Himmelsbach, Special to The Times
IF THERE'S a bible for tabloid reporters, "Thou shalt not let the truth get in the way of a story" might be its first commandment. The same applies to Jack Vitek's "The Godfather of Tabloid: Generoso Pope Jr. and the National Enquirer." Ostensibly a biography of the founding father of the tabloids, it's sloppily written, light on facts and full of overzealous speculation. But does it matter? This is the story of a guy who made his fortune with miracle diets, celebrity dirt and cover photos of famous dead people.
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May 8, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The University of Kentucky, coming off two years' NCAA probation for basketball recruiting misdeeds and academic fraud, admitted it violated another rule last weekend in the recruiting of Clifford Rozier, who is transferring from North Carolina. Rozier attended a Kentucky Derby party at a Louisville home. The rule states that a school may entertain a recruit only within a 30-mile radius of the school. Louisville is about 75 miles west of Lexington, where the school is.
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July 24, 2008 | Fred Schruers, Special to The Times
There are moments in cultural history, notes Thomas Lindlof in a phrase typical of his fluent but never fussy prose, "of gathered tension." Such a moment came with the 1988 release of Martin Scorsese's "The Last Temptation of Christ," an adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' classic novel of the same name. In our present era, when fundamentalists can seek violent solutions, there's a certain harmlessness to the controversy Lindlof so painstakingly details.
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April 10, 1988
The University of Kentucky football team has accepted former Gov. A.B. (Happy) Chandler's apology for a racial slur he made and will play in the Blue-White game, Wildcat Coach Jerry Claiborne said. "We know Governor Chandler loves the University of Kentucky and the University of Kentucky football team. He wanted to hurt no one by his unfortunate remark," Claiborne said.
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April 10, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The report of an investigation into University of Kentucky basketball was declared a public record by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The court rejected the university's argument that most of its 4,000-page response to charges by the NCAA should remain secret. The ruling was made in a lawsuit involving three newspapers--The Louisville Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Kentucky Post of Covington.
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March 31, 2007 | Robyn Norwood
Grant Billy Donovan this much: He hasn't pulled a Nick Saban or a Roy Williams yet. Will Donovan leave Florida for a megabucks deal to coach Kentucky? That question hovers over this Final Four like the white expanse of the Georgia Dome's roof. Whenever Donovan answers a question about Kentucky by not really answering, it makes some people think he's headed for the bluegrass. Some others think he's putting on a brilliant negotiating clinic for his new contract at Florida.
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March 28, 2005 | J.A. Adande
For a single-elimination event, the NCAA tournament sure offers a multitude of chances. Sunday's Austin Regional final kept producing numerous opportunities for Michigan State or Kentucky to grab the last Final Four berth. And finally, after a long afternoon of mistakes and redemption, enough time for goats to become heroes and then afterthoughts, and the plot to change course several times, Michigan State managed to leave the Frank Erwin Center with a 94-88 victory in double overtime.
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April 25, 2004 | Richard Schickel, Richard Schickel is a contributing writer to Book Review and the author of many books. He is making a film about Martin Scorsese and supervising the reconstruction of Samuel Fuller's "The Big Red One," which will premiere at Cannes next month.
In the 1930s and '40s, the Golden Age of studio moviemaking, there were by common historical consent three great geniuses of the Hollywood system: Irving Thalberg, Darryl F. Zanuck and David O. Selznick. They are the figures around whom legends have accreted, about whom weighty biographies have been written. To their number, Hal B.
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March 23, 2001 | MIKE TERRY
At first the Trojans tried to say it didn't matter which team they played in Saturday's East Regional final. That lasted about five seconds. "Yeah, we'd like another chance at UCLA," Jeff Trepagnier said. "It would be another cross-town rivalry--just 3,000 miles away. And we want a little revenge. They beat us twice this year in conference." Sam Clancy echoed the sentiment. "It does matter a little bit," Clancy said. "The coaches told us not to say that, but I'd rather play [the Bruins].
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March 22, 2001 | MIKE TERRY
* STYLE OF PLAY: Kentucky figures to apply the same full-court pressure that Boston College put on USC. The Trojans don't expect the Wildcats to shoot their tournament average (52.7%) against their zone/man package. * MATCHUP TO WATCH: Anyone against Tayshaun Prince. The Kentucky junior is averaging 29 points and made nine of 12 three-point shots in Kentucky's two wins. * INTANGIBLES: Guard Jeff Trepagnier has energized the Trojans early with several memorable dunks.
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March 22, 2001 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
J.P. Blevins searches for some telltale signs when he senses Kentucky's full-court press is causing an opposing team to crack. "You can see it in their eyes a lot of times," the junior guard said. "The fire's not there. They're not clapping. They're not talking much. You can just kind of see when teams start to wear down a little bit." The Wildcats are hoping to use their press to push USC to the brink of exhaustion--and beyond--tonight in an East Regional semifinal.
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March 22, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
There are half as many NCAA tournament games over the next two days than there were last Thursday and Friday, but CBS is still faced with a logjam. Tonight's East Regional games will be shown in their entirety, but the West Regional games at the Arrowhead Pond will not. The plan is for Los Angeles viewers to get all of the USC-Kentucky and UCLA-Duke games from the East Regional. As for the Maryland-Georgetown and Stanford-Cincinnati games in the West Regional, L.A.
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March 20, 2001 | MIKE TERRY
USC vs. KENTUCKY AT A GLANCE *--* USC Category Kentucky 8-12 NCAA Record 89-37 23-9 2000-01 Record 24-9 4th Pac-10 Conference Finish 1st SEC East None Conf. Tournament Champion 77.6 Points 79.8 71.3 Opponent Points 70.1 .459 FG% .481 .432 Opponent FG% .398 .341 3-Point% .336 .367 Opponent 3-Point% .338 .707 Free Throw% .654 36.6 Rebounding 39.0 34.2 Opp. Rebounding 36.3 14.7 Turnovers 15.2 15.6 Opp. Turnovers 15.9 *--* STATISTIC LEADERS * Scoring: Sam Clancy (USC) 17.
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