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Louisville-UK rivalry sparks fight at clinic

By BRUCE SCHREINER,Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say the Kentucky-Louisville basketball rivalry boiled over at a Kentucky dialysis clinic when one patient punched another during an argument about the teams.

Georgetown police Lt. Robert Swanigan says the altercation began Monday with a verbal exchange between the 68-year-old Kentucky fan and 71-year-old Louisville fan. The men were arguing over who will win when the teams meet in the Final Four on Saturday.

Swanigan says the Kentucky fan, who was receiving treatment, flipped off the Louisville fan, and that the Cardinals fan punched him in the face.

Swanigan says police were called to the Georgetown clinic, but the Kentucky fan has declined to file charges.

He says police thought tensions would rise as Saturday's game approaches, but the fight at the clinic was stranger than they expected.

Georgetown is about 13 miles north of Lexington, where the University of Kentucky is loca

Basketball game pits SPD v. SCSO

Employees from the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and the Spokane Police Department will compete in a basketball game for charity tonight.

The game begins at 7 p.m. at the Hub Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. The location is east of Barker Road behind Freedom RV.

Admission is $3. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army. Attendees are asked to donate non-perishable food items.

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