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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Kentucky sports news from The Associated Press

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CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Reds are starting to come around following their worst start in two decades. Closer Aroldis Chapman is throwing off the mound again. Jonathan Broxton is back to pitching the ninth inning. An offense that was among the most wasteful in the majors for two weeks is starting to knock them out of the park at an impressive rate.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky's third straight spring with a different coach has at least included some familiarity. Rookie Hilltoppers coach Jeff Brohm hopes that knowledge of the team's personnel and his offensive expertise as the coordinator last season under Bobby Petrino help WKU follow up an 8-4 finish with its second bowl bid in three years.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky coach John Calipari has been too busy promoting his latest book to reflect on last week's NCAA championship game loss to Connecticut. Calipari must first deal with several issues, the most pressing of which is the futures of several of his highly touted freshmen.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former Northern Kentucky University athletic director has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $300,000 from the school. Attorney General Jack Conway says Scott Eaton pleaded guilty to a theft charge Thursday in Campbell Circuit Court.

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