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Jim Bunning, Hall of Fame pitcher and Kentucky senator, dies at 85

  • Republican served two terms in Senate and 12 years in House
  • Bunning one of only 18 MLB pitchers to throw perfect game in modern era

Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.

Bunning’s death was confirmed by Jon Deuser, who served as chief of staff when Bunning, who was from Kentucky, was in the Senate. Deuser said he was notified about the death by Bunning’s family.

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Shooting victim Trinity Gay remembered at vigil in Lexington, Kentucky – video

A vigil in memory of 15-year-old Trinity Gay takes place at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday evening. The daughter of sprinter Tyson Gay, Trinity was shot dead on Sunday after an exchange of gunfire in the car park of a restaurant in her hometown. She had been a promising track and field athlete before her death

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Shooting victim Trinity Gay remembered at vigil in Lexington, Kentucky – video

A vigil in memory of 15-year-old Trinity Gay takes place at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday evening. The daughter of sprinter Tyson Gay, Trinity was shot dead on Sunday after an exchange of gunfire in the car park of a restaurant in her hometown. She had been a promising track and field athlete before her death

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Louisville prepares for the biggest high school football game in America

Each year, in Kentucky’s biggest city, Trinity high school take on St Xavier in late September – and it’s one of the fiercest high school rivalries in the country

After two and a half hours of endless sweat-stained snaps, Bob Beatty is still yelling. In fact he’s screaming as hard as his team’s running.

“Oh come on, you look like chocolate pudding!” Veins pop once more on the side of his finely tanned head. “You’re just coming off!”

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Breeders’ Cup winner Maria Borell and father charged over animal cruelty

  • Maria Borell trained Runhappy, Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner in 2015
  • Emaciated horses said to have been found on Kentucky farm

The horse trainer and Breeders’ Cup winner Maria Borell has been charged with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. The charge followed her father Chuck’s arrest after neglected horses were found abandoned on a farm in Kentucky. Chuck Borell was arrested on Wednesday morning by county sheriffs when he arrived at the farm in Mercer County.

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, many of the horses needed treatment for malnutrition, and three of them were emaciated. They will now be taken care of by the state and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, an organization that works on helping racetrack horses who can no longer compete.

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Watch Muhammad Ali’s widow and daughter speak at packed memorial

Muhammad Ali’s widow, Lonnie Ali, took the stage at her husband’s memorial to thunderous chants on Friday. In her first public remarks since his death, she talked about how Ali wanted to be remembered after his passing. ‘[Muhammad] wanted to use his life and his death as a teaching moment. He wanted to remind people who are suffering that he had seen the face of injustice,’ she said. Ali’s daughter, Rasheda Ali-Walsh, also spoke at the service

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Obama pays tribute to Muhammad Ali: ‘a personal hero of mine’ – video

Barack Obama paid tribute to Muhammad Ali on Friday, though he wasn’t able to attend the funeral service in Louisville, Kentucky, for the boxing great, due to a scheduling conflict. The US president spoke about ‘The Greatest’ at the White House, noting Ali’s remarkable career and impact on his own life, including his run for the White House

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Hundreds line Louisville streets before Muhammad Ali’s funeral – video

Hundreds of people lined the streets in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday to say farewell to their hero, the late great boxer Muhammad Ali. A hearse carried his body through the city, passing landmarks such as his boyhood home on the west end, traditiona…

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Muhammad Ali honored in Louisville: ‘he perfected gifts that we all have’

Family, famous friends, imams, pastors, rabbis and a former president of the United States took turns speaking about Ali in his Kentucky hometown Friday

Thousands of Muhammad Ali’s admirers, from the unknown to the powerful, packed a Louisville arena on Friday to honor the great boxer and humanitarian.

Related: Muhammad Ali’s funeral: fans line streets of Louisville as burial service begins – live

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Muhammad Ali’s funeral procession – in pictures

Thousands of people lined the streets of the boxer’s home town of Louisville, Kentucky, to pay their last respects to the boxing legend

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Muhammad Ali’s funeral draws American luminaries to Louisville – live

Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Will Smith among those gathering in Kentucky along the route of boxer’s 1960 Olympic gold medal parade

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The funeral procession honoring Muhammad Ali, one of America’s most prominent and celebrated athletes, begins today in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali’s hometown.

The former heavyweight boxing champion and civil rights icon died on 3 June, in Scottsdale, Arizona, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

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Muhammad Ali’s coffin arrives in hometown of Louisville, Kentucky – video

Muhammad Ali’s coffin arrives in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. It was transferred to from the airport to a local funeral home on Sunday. Politicians, celebrities and fans from around the globe are expected for a public memorial service on Friday that Ali planned himself with the intent of making it open to all. It will be followed by a procession through the city. Photograph: WLKY-TV via AP

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Louisville, forever changed by Muhammad Ali, prepares to bury him

In Kentucky they still remember the jovial, skinny kid who used to tell people he’d one day be the heavyweight champion of the world

Louisville took the blow like a champ: still on its feet. Fists up. Still jawing. On Sunday morning at 22nd Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, the Reverend Larry Williams stood before the congregation at Zion Baptist Church and prayed: “We ask for strength for the family of the great Muhammad Ali.”

Related: Shunned by white America, how Muhammad Ali found his voice on campus tour

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‘He was a braggart even then’: Ali remembered by town that raised him

The Greatest is warmly celebrated in his childhood city of Louisville, Kentucky, where flags are at half-mast for the boxer

In the Kentucky town where a well-meaning policeman once encouraged the young Cassius Clay to take up boxing to protect himself against local thieves, a proud community gathered to mourn their town’s most famous son.

Flags in Louisville were lowered to half mast and the city’s mayor led a short ceremony on Saturday, hours after the world learned of Muhammad Ali’s death at the age of 74.

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‘The Greatest. Period’: Barack Obama leads tributes to Muhammad Ali

“I am America. I am the part you won’t recognise. But get used to me – black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me.”

Related: Muhammad Ali: the man behind the towering social and political figure | Thomas Hauser

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Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs – in pictures

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NCAA Final Four: Kentucky player apologizes for racial slur and obscenity

  • Guard Andrew Harrison verbally attacked Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky
  • Separately, 31 people arrested in ruckus after Final Four game

Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison has apologized for directing an obscenity and a racial slur at Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky during a post-game news conference.

Harrison muttered “fuck that nigger” into a live microphone when another player was asked a question about Kaminsky after Kentucky lost 71-64 to the Badgers Saturday. The loss ruined the Wildcats’ undefeated season.

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NCAA Final Four: Kentucky player apologizes for racial slur and obscenity

  • Guard Andrew Harrison verbally attacked Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky
  • Separately, 31 people arrested in ruckus after Final Four game

Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison has apologized for directing an obscenity and a racial slur at Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky during a post-game news conference.

Harrison muttered “fuck that nigger” into a live microphone when another player was asked a question about Kaminsky after Kentucky lost 71-64 to the Badgers Saturday. The loss ruined the Wildcats’ undefeated season.

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Dozens arrested at University of Kentucky after NCAA basketball loss – video

Dozens of people have been arrested after disgruntled basketball fans flooded the streets after a shock University of Kentucky loss. Police took 31 people into custody near the university campus in Lexington, Kentucky, after the team’s shock Final Four…

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Dozens arrested at University of Kentucky after NCAA basketball loss – video

Dozens of people have been arrested after disgruntled basketball fans flooded the streets after a shock University of Kentucky loss. Police took 31 people into custody near the university campus in Lexington, Kentucky, after the team’s shock Final Four…