This Week in Sports

BOXING | Professional Boxing Returning to Louisville

02/28/2018 06:16 PM

The first round of the “Jose Sulaiman World Invitational Tournament” is coming to Louisville, Ky. The event will take place on Friday April 27 inside the KFC Yum! Center. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Evander Holyfield’s The Real Deal Boxing in association with the World Boxing Council and Louisville’s Top Knotch. Eight welterweights were chosen for the tournament. They will each take take part in scheduled 10-round bouts. The fights are: No. 1 Felix Diaz vs. No. 8 Derrieck Cuevas No. 2... Read more 

BASEBALL | Bluegrass World Series Coming to Louisville This Summer

02/23/2018 10:36 AM

The Inaugural Bluegrass World Series is coming to Louisville Slugger Field this summer. The event, which features former MLB players and current college stars, will take place July 30 through Aug. 4. Seven collegiate wood bat teams will be featured, along with a team consisting of 35 retired MLB players. Included on the Louisville Stars, the team consisting of 35 retired MLB players, are Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones, Tim Hudson, Johnny Damon and Roy Oswalt. “We are excited and honored to bring an incredible... Read more 

BASKETBALL | Louisville Diesel Hoping to Win League Championship This Season

02/16/2018 03:06 PM

The Louisville Diesel is a semi-pro basketball team based in Louisville, Ky. The Diesel are part of the Universal Basketball Association (UBA) and is hoping to win the league title this year. Spectrum News’ caught up with the Diesel at a recent team practice. While there they players talked about their team and about a unique relationship they have with the Walden School basketball team: The Diesel are on the road this weekend to play the Indiana Generals, before returning home to... Read more 

NBA | "NBA 2 Louisville" Initiative Names Dan Issel President

02/15/2018 11:59 AM

The “NBA 2 Louisville” initiative named former NBA and ABA all-star Dan Issel as the president of the Louisville Basketball Investment and Support Group on Thursday morning. The group is hoping to bring an NBA franchise to the city of Louisville. The “NBA 2 Louisville” initiative also announced on Thursday that more than 20 investors “have contributed a combined $750,000 in startup capital to support the initiative.” Issel spoke on Thursday about why he believes Louisville deserves to have an NBA franchise: Some have... Read more 

OLYMPICS | Apolo Ohno Talks Speed Skating

02/12/2018 06:14 PM

Former Team USA speed skater Apolo Ohno is in PyeongChang, South Korea to cover the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Oho, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time, was on Sports Night Monday to discuss how the event is going so far in South Korea: Ohno also spoke about this year’s Team USA speed skating team: In addition to that, Ohno talked about his partnership with Hershey’s Gold, a brand new flavor for Hershey’s that was created so that fans can... Read more 

NCAA FOOTBALL | Jim Brown to be Featured Speaker at Paul Hornung Award Banquet

02/12/2018 11:26 AM

NFL great Jim Brown will be the featured speaker at this year’s Paul Hornung Award Banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health. Brown was an All-American running back at Syracuse in the mid-1950s. After college, Brown played his entire NFL career as a member of the Cleveland Browns. He was named NFL Rookie of the Year during the 1957 season. He also went on to be invited to the Pro Bowl in each of his nine seasons with the Browns. This year’s banquet,... Read more 

LOUISVILLE BATS | Bats Introduce Pat Kelly as New Manager

02/06/2018 05:36 PM

The Louisville Bats introduced new manager Pat Kelly on Tuesday afternoon. Kelly replaces Delino DeShields, who led the Bats from 2015-2017, compiling a record of 191-239 (.444). Kelly comes to Louisville after spending the past three seasons as manager of the Reds’ Double-A affiliate Pensacola Blue Wahoos. While there, he led the Wahoos to a 218-200 (.522) overall record. The Bats begin their 2018 season on Friday, April 6 at home against the Toledo Mud Hens.  Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | LCFC Finalizes Transfer of Mark-Anthony Kaye

02/05/2018 05:01 PM

Louisville City FC has transferred midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye to the MLS’ LAFC. Kaye was a vital part of last year’s run to the USL championship. “We’re obviously really pleased that Mark-Anthony has been able to get this opportunity,” said LCFC head coach James O’Connor in a press release. “He’s worked very hard throughout his time here and I think it’s important that we thank him for all his efforts.” Kaye has spent the last two seasons with LouCity FC, starting in 30... Read more 

SUPER BOWL | Local Eagles Fan Getting Ready For The Big Game

02/02/2018 04:53 PM

Trevor Kelsey is no stranger to the world of sports. The sports talk radio producer and Louisville-native is a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan. His list of favorite players is extensive. “Donovan McNabb, obviously. My last puppy was named Donovan. Duce Staley, who my- I had a dog named Duce as well. Brian Dawkins, the best free safety to ever play football, Andre Waters- I mean, how much time do we have,” he joked. Kelsey remembers the exact game that made him become... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | Jimmy McLaughlin Looking Forward to 2018 Season

02/01/2018 03:49 PM

FC Cincinnati is getting ready to head down to Florida as the 2018 USL regular season gets closer and closer. The Orange and Blue will travel to Bradenton, Fla. on Friday to continue preseason training at the IMG Academy. FCC midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin joined Andrew Chernoff on Sports Night Thursday to preview the team’s upcoming training and the upcoming regular season: FC Cincinnati begins its regular season schedule on Saturday, March 17 in Charleston, S.C. against the Charleston Battery.  Read more 

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