Mike Fields, Lexington Herald-Leader

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Lexington Herald-Leader

Lexington, KY, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

From Dunbar to Dodgers, A.J. Ellis has made career of making himself useful

Former Paul Laurence Dunbar baseball player A.J. Ellis is entering his 13th season in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and says, “I still love coming to work everyday.” → Read More

Lexington’s Andy Green making debut as Padres’ manager on Monday

Andy Green, who graduated from Lexington Christian Academy and the University of Kentucky, is getting set to start his first season as a major league baseball manager with the San Diego Padres. → Read More

High school baseball preview: Lexington again loaded with talent

The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association ranked Tates Creek No. 4 in the state in the pre-season. But, as usual, the 11th Region has plenty of challengers, including No. 5 Lexington Catholic, No. 8 Madison Central and No. 13 Lafayette. → Read More

Scott County's Hicks launches scholarship in memory of his son

Scott County boys' basketball coach Billy Hicks will honor the memory of his son Tyler by establishing a scholarship in his name. → Read More

Beshear soaks up PGA matches; Perry revels in birthday serenades

Gov. Steve Beshear was among the golf fans following Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson in the PGA Championship at Valhalla on Sunday. Kentuckian Kenny Perry, who turned 54 on Sunday, said fans sang "Happy Birthday" to him at every hole. → Read More

Rory McIlroy claims his 4th major title with PGA win at Valhalla

As darkness fell on Valhalla Sunday evening, Rory McIlroy won the 96th PGA Championship with a gutsy comeback that earned him his second major title in a month. → Read More

PGA Championship: Stage set for thrilling finish in Louisville

It was an eventful Saturday at Valhalla. It looked like a United Nations golf outing, with guys from Austria, Australia, America, Finland, Ireland, South Africa, Sweden and Wales logjamming the PGA Championship leaderboard. → Read More

Kentuckian Perry needed big drive on 4th hole 18 years ago

LOUISVILLE — Kenny Perry says at his age he doesn't look forward to birthdays, but when he turns 54 on Sunday he'll enjoy himself by playing in the final round of the 96th PGA Championship in front of his ol' Kentucky fans. → Read More

PGA Championship Notes: Watson drops a few bad words, Woods misses fifth major cut

ubba Watson wasn't on his best behavior during the second round of the PGA Championship. → Read More

McIlroy braves muddy Valhalla to take lead headed into weekend

After Rory McIlroy successfully sloshed his way around rain-soaked Valhalla in the second round of the 96th PGA Championship on Friday, he was asked what made him such a good mudder. → Read More

Woods-Mickelson pairing at Valhalla

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, who have won 19 majors between them, played together Thursday as a throng of fans followed them and Padraig Harrington around Valhalla. → Read More

PGA: 'Quality iron shots' propel Westwood to share of the lead at Valhalla

The 41-year-old Englishman was back in fine form while firing a 6-under par 65 Thursday in the first round of the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla. → Read More

McIlroy the 'right guy' at No. 1 entering PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy, who has ascended to No. 1 in the world golf rankings with his fabulous play of late, comes into the 96th PGA Championship at Valhalla riding a wave of media hype. → Read More

For Perry, Valhalla is a site of heartbreak and heroics

Kentucky native Kenny Perry lost the 1996 PGA Championship at Valhalla 18 years ago, but he also helped the U.S. win the 2008 Ryder Cup here. → Read More

Valhalla has knack for producing dramatic moments

Valhalla Golf Club may not have the history and allure of The Old Course at St. Andrews, Augusta National, Pebble Beach or Pinehurst. → Read More

'Violent hands' aid Woodford lineman Jackson's rapid climb up recruiting rankings

When junior offensive lineman Drake Jackson reported for preseason practice at Woodford County this year, he had a much higher profile than last year, thanks to scholarship offers from Kentucky, Alabama, Vanderbilt, Toledo and UAB, with more surely to come. → Read More

Tates Creek's Hairston, Henderson County's Duckworth share Mr. Baseball honors

Co-Mr. Baseball winners Devin Hairston and Kaleb Duckworth are headed to Louisville and Western Kentucky, respectively, for their collegiate careers. → Read More

George Clooney pays fellow Augusta alum a visit

Brent Bach, Augusta's all-time leading scorer in basketball, spent part of Saturday afternoon shooting jumpers with another famous Augusta hoops alum: George Clooney. → Read More

Miss Basketball Ivy Brown expected to lead girls All-Star team

Ivy Brown, a 6-foot-1 swing player and WKU signee, "does so many things. She rebounds, she shoots well, she shares the basketball. She's an all-around team player," Coach Jennifer Parsons said. → Read More

Johnson leaves Franklin County for Bryan Station coaching job

Tommy Johnson, Franklin County's boys' basketball coach the past two seasons, was named head coach at Bryan Station on Monday. → Read More