Here is the latest Kentucky sports news from The Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari has announced the hiring of former Auburn head coach Tony Barbee to replace Rod Strickland as his special assistant. Barbee played under Calipari at Massachusetts and served nine years as his assistant there and at Memphis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play together in the opening two rounds of the PGA Championship next week at Valhalla. Padraig Harrington will be joining Woods and Mickelson in the 8:35 a.m. tee time for the first round Thursday.

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Deaths and injuries to horses on Del Mar's new turf course has led the track north of San Diego to reduce racing on the surface by about one-third for the rest of the summer meet that ends Sept. 3. Nine horses have died since the summer meet began July 16.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball says it got the replay call right in ruling that the Miami Marlins catcher blocked the plate, but it took too long. The disputed play happened Thursday night in the Cincinnati Reds' victory over Miami. The statement said the "exorbitant length" of the review was more than three times the season average and "must be avoided in the future."