This Week in Sports

HORSE RACING | Jack Wolf talks Pegasus World Cup

01/24/2017 07:30 PM

In a sport deeply rooted in tradition and history, it’s rare when a horse racing event completely reinvigorates the sport. But that is happening this weekend with the first running of the Pegasus World Cup , a race for thoroughbred 4 years old and up with a purse of $12 million. It is the richest race in history, and features some very familiar horses. Two-time horse of the year and 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is the current favorite,... Read more 

Ninety-two-year-old baseball legend passes away

01/13/2017 10:43 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (TWC News Charlotte) – Every resident at the Brookdale Senior Living Center in Charlotte, North Carolina has years of stories to tell. But Mildred Meacham was in a league of her own. “And I wish everybody really had gotten to meet her because she was an extraordinary woman and she was a part of history.” Meacham played in the All-American girl baseball league in the 1940s. “It was a group of women who did something brave and loved every minute of... Read more 

BASKETBALL | Globetrotter Visits Louisville School

01/10/2017 07:30 PM

Harlem Globetrotter basketball player Orlando “El Gato” Melendez stopped by Louisville’s Walden School on Tuesday afternoon. Melendez spoke to kids in the school gymnasium, telling them his story and the story of the Harlem Globetrotters. Of course, he also showed off his basketball skills in front of the kids, which led to loud cheers and a lot of clapping. The Globetrotters play inside the KFC Yum! Center Friday night. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET. cn|2 Sports’ Andrew Chernoff caught... Read more 

cn|2 Predictions | The sports story lines to watch for in 2017

12/26/2016 08:00 PM

From a national championship title to Lamar Jackson’s junior year and a brand new coaching staff for Western Kentucky Football, here’s what cn|2 Sports will be watching in the new year.  Read more 

Kentucky Horse Park host site finalist for 2020 World Equestrian Games

12/22/2016 02:27 PM

Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington has been named as one of just two candidates currently being considered to host the 20-22 World Equestrian Games. The governing body is also considering Samorin, Slovakia as a host site and will conduct site visits between January and May before making its final decision next fall. If selected, it would not be Kentucky Horse Park’s first time hosting. The last time was back in 2010 when the park became the first venue outside of Europe... Read more 

NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL | Ballard Grad Finding Success at Butler

12/19/2016 09:23 PM

Former Ballard High School basketball player Kelan Martin is finding plenty of success at Butler. In fact, the junior was named this week’s BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Martin helped lead his No. 18 Butler Bulldogs to an 83-78 upset win over No. 9 Indiana on Saturday at the Crossroads Classic. Martin led all scorers in the game with 28 points after going 9-of-16 from the field. So far this season, he is averaging 18.6 points per game, which... Read more 

NFL | Bengals Eliminated from Postseason Contention

12/18/2016 05:24 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) picked up their fifth-straight win by beating the Cincinnati Bengals (5-8-1) Sunday afternoon inside Paul Brown Stadium. The final score was 24-20 after Pittsburgh scored the game’s final 18 points. As a result, the Cincinnati Bengals are eliminated from postseason contention. “It’s disappointing,” said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis. “You can’t go on until you make the postseason. That’s the goal of every team in the league.” The star of the afternoon was Pittsburgh kicker Chris Boswell, who tied... Read more 

A New Adaptive Sport is Conquering the Ice in Lexington

12/16/2016 12:00 PM

The Bluegrass Adaptive Sled Hockey league, BASH for short, is one of the newest adaptive athletic options for disabled citizens in Lexington. In a city, and state where basketball reign supreme, BASH offers an opportunity to play a sport most people in Kentucky have never even tried. B.A.S.H was started by a Lexington man named John Morris, who grew up playing hockey, but was paralyzed after falling off a balcony. John was then hooked up with Cardinal Hill Hospital as... Read more 

MOREHEAD STATE | Sean Woods resigns as head men's basketball coach

12/15/2016 04:14 PM

After being suspended form his role as the head men’s basketball coach at Morehead State University, Sean Woods has now officially resigned according to the school’s athletic director. Woods has been suspended since Nov. 22 after being charged with misdemeanor battery. Malik Maitland and Soufiyane Diakite have both said in a court affidavit that they had altercations with Woods. Preston Spradlin will continue to serve as the interim head coach. FROM MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY: Morehead State Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson released... Read more 

NCAA FOOTBALL | Peppers Reacts to Winning 2016 Paul Hornung Award

12/09/2016 05:16 PM

Michigan linebacker Jabrill Peppers was named the 2016 Paul Hornung Award winner earlier this week. The award is given annually to college football’s most versatile player at the FBS level. Peppers, who was recently named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Linebacker of the Year and Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year, finished the regular season with 72 total tackles, 16 tackles for loss and four sacks. He wasn’t just a defensive weapon for the Wolverines this season. Peppers... Read more 

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