This Week in Sports

UofL FOOTBALL | Pair of lineman named to Outland Trophy watch list

07/13/2017 10:30 AM

More preseason hype for members of the Louisville football team. Thursday morning, U of L’s Drew Bailey and Geron Christian were named to the Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List. The award is presented by the Football Writers Association of America, and is given to best interior lineman (offense or defense) in the country. Bailey is entering his senior season as a defensive lineman for Louisville. In his 25 career appearances, Bailey has 67 tackles, 10 for loss, and 2.5 sacks.... Read more 

Oksana Masters tells her own story in Players' Tribune article

07/10/2017 11:29 AM

Oksana Masters found her sports passion in the city of Louisville. She also persevered through some of the most difficult years of her life in the Derby City. In an article this morning in the The Players’ Tribune, the multi-medal winning Paralympic athlete tells her own story. The whole story of her adoption from post-Chernobyl Ukraine, the fostering of her competitive spirit by her mother Gay Masters, and how she found her sports passion and escape in the city of... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Eastern Conference Showdown On Tap For Saturday

07/07/2017 05:37 PM

Louisville City FC is preparing for one of its biggest tests of the season on Saturday night. The Boys in Purple will be on the road at Charleston to take on the Battery. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. The clash features the top two clubs in the USL Eastern Conference. Charleston is in first place in the standings with 34 points, while LouCity FC is in second place with 28 points. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff caught up with LCFC midfielder Guy... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | Nippert Stadium to host USWNT

07/07/2017 03:02 PM

Adding to their two recent upsets of MLS clubs and their upcoming friendly versus Valencia FC, F.C. Cincinnati made another huge announcement Friday morning. FCC general manager Jeff Berding shared that Nippert Stadium will host the U.S. Women’s National Team for a friendly vs. New Zealand on September 19. The club had USWNT midfielder and Cincinnati-native, Rose Lavelle, at Nippert for the announcement. Tickets will not be sold through F.C. Cincinnati but will officially go on sale July 21.  Read more 

Deion Branch back again for his skills and drills camp

07/07/2017 11:20 AM

Louisville legend and Super Bowl XXXIX MVP Deion Branch is back in Louisville this weekend, hosting his annual skills and drills camp on Saturday morning. The camp takes place at Baptist Health Performance, 12101 Sycamore Station Place. Registration begins at 8:00 am and the camp is from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The camp is for youth ages 7 to 18. The registration fee is only $50, which includes lunch, goodie bag, t-shirt and personal instruction from Branch and some of... Read more 

BOAT RACING | Regatta Grand Prix Coming To Louisville

07/06/2017 02:05 PM

The city of Louisville officially announced on Thursday that it will host a world-class powerboat race in mid-August. The Inaugural Louisville Regatta Grand Prix will take place August 18 through August 20 on the Ohio River near Waterfront Park. “Waterfront Park is a national destination because of its beauty, amenities, and big events like music festivals, WorldFest, Hike, Bike & Paddle – and now the Louisville Regatta Grand Prix,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Louisville is ready to see the Louisville... Read more 

CYCLING | Busy Weekend in Louisville Wraps Up with Crit Racing Through Downtown

07/02/2017 10:25 PM

The USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships and Professional Criterium and Team Time Trial National Championships wrapped up Sunday in the streets of downtown Louisville with a day full of crit racing. The day ended with both the professional women’s race and the professional men’s race in the evening. Travis McCabe won the Professional Men’s Criterium National Championship. Erica Allar won the Professional Women’s Criterium National Championship. The course for the races was 1.5-kilometers in length. Read more 

Roy Philon impressed with Keith Kelsey after Steelers training camp

07/01/2017 11:00 AM

Former University of Louisville defensive end Roy Philon is back in Louisville for a few weeks, getting in shape for the upcoming NFL Season. Philon is currently a defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is working hard to get higher on the depth chart. Sports Night caught up with him at Corey Taylor Sports Performance and Philon says he loves having one of the top offenses in the NFL to train against, and sees a lot of potential in... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Davis IV Looking Forward To Getting Team Back on Winning Track

06/30/2017 06:23 PM

Louisville City FC is preparing to host Ottawa Fury FC on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET inside Louisville Slugger Field. LouCity FC is coming off a 1-0 loss to Harrisburg City last weekend. As a result, the Boys in Purple are six points behind the Charleston Battery in their chase for the USL Eastern Conference title. LouCity FC midfielder George Davis IV is on a chase of his own though. He is tied with Cameron Lancaster for most... Read more 

FC Cincinnati upsets Chicago Fire on penalty kicks

06/29/2017 12:12 AM

FC Cincinnati advances to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup after upsetting yet another MLS team. After 120 minutes of play, FC Cincinnati and the Chicago Fire moved on to penalty kicks with FCC coming out on top, 3-1. Cincinnati goalkeeper Mitch Hildebrandt stopped three shots by Chicago to secure the win. FCC took down the Fire in front of a crowd of 32,287 at Nippert Stadium. The club will advance to face the NASL’s Miami FC in Miami... Read more 

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