“The record is what it is.” A couple days removed from the 48-7 pounding by Alabama, the winner of three of the last four national championships, the Kentucky coach sounded more positive on his weekly radio show. “It’s been a tough stretch for our team,” he told show host Tom Leach on Monday night. “It’s a good time for a bye. We’ve got to regroup, heal up a little better, but we also need to improve as a football team.” He is trying to erase the mental and physical bruising a game like the loss to the Crimson Tide did to his team. Stoops wants his team to learn from the defeat, but not be defined by it. The head coach instead wants the players to find positives from close losses to teams like Louisville and South Carolina. “You saw signs through each game that we can play with anybody,” Stoops said on Monday. “We’re not as consistent as we need to be and we need to get more consistent. You see plays, you see series, you see quarters where we can hang and play with the very best. We have to be able to sustain that.” Kentucky (1-5, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) still has half of a season to play and won’t see any more stretches like the one this past month. There are still games against ranked teams like No. 14 Missouri and at No.
UK football coach Mark Stoops works to maintain perspective
The man was seen carrying a child matching McCann’s description on the night she vanished in 2007 around the resort town of Praia da Luz in Portugal. Police hope for new leads in McCann case New evidence in McCann case The man is described as white, between 20 and 40 years old, with short brown hair and a medium build. He was seen carrying a blond child, who might have been in pajamas and who was estimated to be 3 to 4 years old, around the time Madeleine disappeared, police had said. The sketches are based on descriptions from separate witnesses, investigators said. Since the program aired, British police said they have received more than 300 phoned tips and 170 e-mailed ones. “We will now take the time to follow up these lines of enquiry,” Redwood said. Police target 38 ‘people of interest’ in Madeleine McCann’s ’07 disappearance The latest revelation is critical in reconstructing what exactly happened more than six years ago on the night of May 3, 2007,when McCann disappeared from her family’s villa while her parents dined at a nearby restaurant. The girl was just days shy of her fourth birthday. Computer-generated sketch Computer-generated sketch Computer-generated sketch Neither her parents nor the detectives investigating her case have given up on one day finding the little girl from Leicestershire, England. “There may be an entirely innocent explanation of this man, but we need to establish who he is to assist with our inquiries,” Redwood said earlier. Additionally, investigators believe they have a better understanding of when Madeleine may have been abducted, Redwood added.
UK Athletics chief in dark over Phillips Idowu after Lottery funding stripped
At this point hes clearly uncertain as to his own future and Im sure when hes clear hell have a conversation with me about it. He knows that the ball is in his court. Phillips is thinking, exploring, looking to his future, and when he wants to talk about it he just needs to pick up the phone. I cant put myself in Phillips shoes. I dont know the different thoughts and ideas hes got for the future. Its for him to make that decision. UK Sport, the body which distributes Lottery funding, has narrowed its criteria, meaning only athletes considered realistic medal contenders for the Rio 2016 Olympics are eligible for podium funding. The result is a smaller crop of 22 athletes on top-level funding, plus 16 on relay funding. The 44 younger athletes on the lower-level podium potential support had to have proved their potential to win a medal in Tokyo in 2020. In addition, there are 25 Paralympic athletes on podium funding, plus two on relay support, and 23 on podium potential. Other senior Great Britain team members to lose their funding included Christian Malcolm (200m), Jo Pavey (5,000m and 10,000m), Rhys Williams (400m hurdles) Goldie Sayers (javelin). Black said: Its been tough and Im really aware of how upsetting it can be, but our focus has to be on looking forward, looking for winning performances, looking for podium performances.