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AP-Kentucky Sports Digest

June 8, 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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:


NEW YORK — Justify appears to have rebounded well after a relatively easy Kentucky Derby victory and a hard-fought Preakness win. But the most exhausting is yet to come. He’ll run 1 1/2 miles in the Belmont Stakes with nine rivals gunning to keep him from becoming racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m., photos.



WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he is thinking “very seriously” about pardoning the late Muhammad Ali, an act of clemency that the boxer’s lawyer says is unnecessary because the Supreme Court overturned the heavyweight champion’s conviction in 1971. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 760 words, photos, audio, video.


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