This Week in Sports

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Luke Spencer Has Successful Knee Operation

06/12/2018 04:45 PM

Louisville City FC forward Luke Spencer underwent a successful operation on his right knee, LCFC announced on Tuesday. He is expected to miss a minimum of six weeks. This season, Spencer has made seven appearances with two starts. He scored LouCity’s first goal of the 2018 season, during his team’s 2-0 win over Nashville SC on March 17. The Boys in Purple are back in action this Saturday against Penn FC. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET inside Slugger Field.  Read more 

SOFTBALL | Not Slowing Down Anytime Soon

06/11/2018 04:37 PM

A group of men in the Bluegrass are getting ready to play in an “80 and older” softball tournament in Akron, Oh. Spectrum News’ Gary Fogle has more:  Read more 

BOWLING | PWBA Louisville Open Taking Place This Weekend

06/07/2018 05:34 PM

The Professional Women’s Bowling Association is in the Bluegrass this week for the PWBA Louisville Open. The tournament takes place at Fern Valley Strike and Spare. Friday will feature the tournament’s qualifying blocks, while the Round of 32, Round of 12 and stepladder finals will each take place on Saturday. Bowlers Josie Barnes and Bryanna Coté talked to Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff on Thursday about how they prepare for each tournament: There is a local angle to this weekend’s tournament as well. Bowler Marissa... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Boys in Purple to Face Familiar Opponent Next in U.S. Open Cup

06/07/2018 03:47 PM

Louisville City FC learned on Thursday that it will face Nashville SC in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16. The match will be played on Wednesday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET inside UofL’s Lynn Stadium. LouCity FC and Nashville SC have already played each other twice this season, with each club winning one of those matches. The Boys in Purple are coming off a 3-2 win over the New England Revolution (MLS) in the fourth round of... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | LouCity FC Keeps Winning in 2018 U.S. Open Cup

06/05/2018 10:32 PM

Louisville City FC is moving on to the “Round of 16” in this year’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Boys in Purple beat the New England Revolution (MLS) 3-2 in front of over 5,000 fans at UofL’s Lynn Stadium on Tuesday evening. LouCity FC midfielder Brian Ownby scored the game-winning goal in the 62nd minute of the match off an assist from George Davis IV. Ownby’s goal broke a 2-2 tie. Ownby’s goal was also the only goal scored in the... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Boys in Purple Host New England Revolution Tuesday

06/05/2018 03:24 PM

Louisville City FC is getting ready for its Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fourth-round match-up. The Boys in Purple welcome MLS’ New England Revolution to UofL’s Lynn Stadium on Tuesday night at 7 ET. It will be the second time that LouCity FC has ever faced off against an MLS club in a competitive match. LCFC enters the contest riding a four-game winning streak, as it is undefeated in its last four USL and U.S. Open Cup matches combined.  Read more 

PGA TOUR | Barbasol Championship Holds Media Day

06/05/2018 12:08 PM

The upcoming PGA Tour Barbasol Championship held its media day on Monday. The Barbasol Championship will take place from July 16-22 at the Champions Course at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. The tournament is providing a sponsor exemption to Kentucky native Josh Teater, who is a graduate of Henry Clay High School and played in college at Morehead St. Teater is currently a member of the Web.com Tour. Meanwhile, UK golf graduates Cooper Musselman and Chip McDaniel will each begin their... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | FCC Joining MLS for 2019 Season

05/31/2018 04:00 PM

FC Cincinnati will be joining Major League Soccer prior to the 2019 season. MLS Commissioner Don Garber made that announcement on Tuesday in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s FC Cincinnati reporter, Charlie Hatch, joined Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff on Thursday to discuss this week’s big announcement and what that means for FCC going forward: The Orange and Blue will take the pitch this Saturday to face New York Red Bulls II in Harrison, N.J.  Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | LCFC Secures $21.7 Million in Tax Increment Financing

05/31/2018 12:13 PM

Louisville City FC announced on Thursday that it has received $21.7 million in tax increment financing (TIF) for the club’s Butchertown stadium development site. The TIF allows LouCity FC to move to the next phase of the project, according to LCFC Executive Vice President Brad Estes. “This is the true definition of a public/private partnership,” said Estes in a press release. “Our ownership has demonstrated great vision in building this club, but the support in Louisville and in Frankfort have been... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | FCC Joining MLS Prior to 2019 Season

05/30/2018 03:52 PM

MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced on Tuesday that Cincinnati has been awarded a Major League Soccer expansion team. As a result, FC Cincinnati will be joining the MLS prior to the 2019 season. FCC will continue to play at Nippert Stadium until its new 21,000-seat soccer-specific stadium in Cincy’s West End neighborhood is completed in 2021. FC Cincinnati has been a part of the USL since its first year (2016).  Read more 

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