This Week in Sports

KY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME | Class of 2018 Announced

06/27/2018 04:44 PM

There will be seven individuals joining the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame this year. The Class of 2018 includes the following: Sam Ball, former UK football player and Super Bowl champion; Bob Baffert, five-time Kentucky Derby winner and two-time Triple Crown winning trainer; Bob Beatty, 13-time state championship-winning football coach at Trinity High School; Bernie Bickerstaff, veteran NBA coach, administrator and scout; Nicky Hayden (now deceased), MotoGP world champion; and Ken and Sarah Ramsey, some of the most prolific horse racing... Read more 

PGA TOUR | Davis Love III To Play in Barbasol Championship

06/26/2018 11:12 AM

The 2018 Barbasol Championship will feature World Golf Hall of Fame golfer Davis Love III as one of its participants when the tournament tees off July 19-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, Ky. Love entered his name into the preliminary field last week and will play alongside his son, Dru Love, in the tournament. Love, Dru’s father, won the 1997 PGA Championship and has 21 PGA Tour victories throughout his career. Read more 

LOUISVILLE BATS | Louisville Slugger Field Advances in National Competition

06/26/2018 10:59 AM

Louisville Slugger Field has advanced to the Elite Eight round in Ballpark Digest’s “Best of the Ballparks 2018: Triple-A” competition. The home of the Bats recently beat Omaha’s Werner Park in the previous round. Louisville Slugger Field is currently up against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s PNC Field. Online voting for the Elite Eight closes on June 27 at 3 p.m. ET. You can vote here: https://ballparkdigest.com/2018/06/23/best-of-the-ballparks-2018-triple-a-elite-eight/  Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Boys in Purple Only USL Club Remaining in 2018 U.S. Open Cup

06/21/2018 12:10 PM

Louisville City FC will be playing with a sense of pride throughout the rest of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as it is the lone remaining USL club alive in the tournament. The Boys in Purple beat Nashville SC 2-1 on Wednesday night to punch their ticket to the tournament’s quarterfinals. Next up for LouCity in the event is a road match at Chicago Fire, which is set for Wednesday, July 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET inside Toyota Park.... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Boys in Purple Win Again in U.S. Open Cup

06/20/2018 10:34 PM

The magical run for Louisville City FC in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup continues. The Boys in Purple beat Nashville SC 2-1 on Wednesday night in front of nearly 4,500 fans inside Lynn Stadium to advance to the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Paco Craig scored LouCity FC’s first goal of the match roughly halfway through the first half, before Paolo DelPiccolo put the Boys in Purple up 2-0 thanks to an early goal in the second half. After the... Read more 

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 

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