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June 5, 2013

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Pitino unveils special bourbon bottles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nearly two months after winning an NCAA championship, Louisville coach Rick Pitino is giving fans a way to toast the Cardinals’ success while raising money for the school.

Pitino unveiled commemorative Maker’s Mark bourbon bottles on Tuesday bearing his face and achievements including Louisville’s third national title and his upcoming induction into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

Calling the recognition from the Kentucky-based distiller “exciting,” Pitino said he was pleased to help the effort toward building a planned $8 million academic center. Maker’s Mark will begin selling 12,600 bottles on Friday to benefit the project that it has also pledged $500,000 toward.

Pitino also took a shot at Ohio State President Gordon Gee, who has made disparaging comments about Notre Dame and Roman Catholics.

Now at Little League — Babe Ruth jersey

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Little League Baseball’s museum is now home to a jersey worn by Babe Ruth, considered one of the most expensive sports memorabilia items worldwide.

The gray wool jersey — a red “3’’ stitched on the back — dates to 1934, when Ruth donned the uniform for a barnstorming tour of Japan.

Little League says the precious threads are on loan from a donor who is remaining anonymous. It arrived Tuesday in an armored truck with police officers watching nearby.

Little League vice president Lance Van Auken declined to disclose the uniform’s current value, but did say it was insured for a “seven-digit” amount. It was sold at an auction in 2005 for roughly $771,000.

The uniform will be a centerpiece of Little League’s soon-to-reopen museum.

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    The offensive floodgates finally opened in the ninth inning for Mt. Vernon's baseball team.

    The Rams piled up six runs in the ninth inning to claim a 7-3 extra-inning victory Tuesday.

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  • Mt. Vernon looks to move quickly on basketball opening

    The summer is a critical time period in the development of a high school athlete.

    With the resignation of Mt. Vernon boys basketball coach Scott Gamber becoming official at Monday's school board meeting, Mt. Vernon will look to move quickly to fill the position with summer workouts approaching. MVTHS principal Wes Olson said Tuesday the school will try to have a candidate at the May board meeting.

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  • Gamber resigns as Rams coach

    Scott Gamber has resigned as Rams basketball head coach after six seasons.

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    The Rams tennis matchup against Flora on Thursday came down to the final match.

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  • MTV-Salem tennis Rams sweep Salem

    The Rams tennis team swept past Salem 9-0 Wednesday.

    It was the opening match of the season for Mt. Vernon after three cancelations to start the year under first year boys coach Randy Knox.

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  • Woodlawn-Carmi softball Carmi downs Woodlawn

    Carmi-White County jumped out early in an 11-3 win over the host Lady Cardinals on Wednesday.

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    The Lady Cardinals used late offense to put Tuesday's softball matchup with Odin out of reach.

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  • MTV-Breese Central girls soccer Breese Central drops Mt. Vernon

    A trio of first-half goals were enough for Breese Central to top the Lady Rams soccer team 3-1 Monday.

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  • Claire Ryan signing Lady Rams guard signs with Welch

    Claire Ryan has functioned like a coach on the basketball court the past several seasons for the Lady Rams.

    Ryan, who has been the team's point guard the past two years, signed with Welch College in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday.

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