This Week in Sports

Hilltoppers' White, Cardinals' Jackson on Manning Award watch list

08/16/2017 02:56 PM

Players from two Kentucky universities are named on the 2017 Manning Award preseason watch list. Western Kentucky quarterback Mike White and University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson are among the award’s initial 30 candidates. It is the fourth preseason watch list honor for Jackson and the sixth for White. Jackson is the reigning ACC Player of the Year. He posted a record-breaking campaign last season, recording a school record 5,114 yards of total offense and a school and league mark of... Read more 

BOAT RACING | Inaugural Louisville Regatta GP This Weekend

08/16/2017 02:04 PM

The Inaugural Louisville Regatta Grand Prix takes place this weekend on the Ohio River near Louisville’s Waterfront Park. This weekend’s event will be the third race of the IOGP F1 ChampBoat Championship series this season. The event will allow fans to see the International Outboard Grand Prix (IOGP) Powerboats race each other. The power boats have a top speed of roughly 150 miles per hour. IOGP President Mike Schriefer and Louisville Sports Commission Vice President of Sports Development Greg Fante joined Andrew Chernoff... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | FCC Getting Ready for Huge Match Tuesday

08/14/2017 05:22 PM

FC Cincinnati is getting ready to host its third MLS team of the season on Tuesday when FCC takes on New York Red Bulls. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET inside Nippert Stadium. There is a lot of excitement for the U.S. Open Cup semifinal round match-up, so much so that it is already sold out. FCC has played well against MLS teams this tournament, topping both Columbus Crew SC and Chicago Fire en route to a spot in the semifinal... Read more 

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP | Thomas Wins First Career Major Title

08/13/2017 08:10 PM

Sunday will be a day Justin Thomas will never forget. The 24-year-old Goshen, Ky. native won his first career major championship title on Sunday, taking home the Wanamaker Trophy. Thomas won the 2017 PGA Championship with a score of -8 for the tournament, beating his closest competitors (Francesco Molinari, Patrick Reed and Louis Oosthuizen) by two strokes. It was Thomas’ fourth PGA Tour win of the season and his ninth “Top 10” finish on Tour this year, which is tied for the most... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | Totsch Looking for 2nd USL Title

08/11/2017 09:00 AM

Louisville City FC has plenty of talent on its 2017 roster. One of those talented players is defender Sean Totsch. Totsch joined LouCity FC prior to the start of the 2017 season. “It’s been great,” said Totsch. “I love playing for this team. It’s been a great move for me.” So far this year, he has made a huge impact on the club, already playing over 1,300 minutes. He is hoping his play helps propel LouCity to the 2017 USL Championship. “We... Read more 

FC Cincinnati | U.S. Open Cup semifinal match sold out

08/09/2017 02:10 PM

FC Cincinnati announced on Wednesday that tickets to the U.S. Open Cup semifinal match against the New York Red Bulls has sold out. The club’s ticketing system went down shortly after opening ticket sales to the public on Tuesday. Online ticket sales resumed later Tuesday evening until early Wednesday morning, but FC Cincinnati President and General Manager Jeff Berding says 16,000 tickets were sold in just seven hours. “I think that speaks to this wonderful soccer movement that we have going on... Read more 

AXE THROWING | "American Axe Throwing" Invades Louisville

08/07/2017 08:17 AM

Think of it like playing “giant darts.” American axe throwing is a sport that is gaining in popularity in some parts of the country. One Louisville business is hoping that is the case in Kentucky. “Flying Axes” recently opened just east of downtown Louisville. It gives patrons a chance to compete against each other in axe throwing. Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff stopped by the business on Friday to take a closer look at the new business and to learn the best... Read more 

LOUISVILLE CITY FC | DelPiccolo a Fan of This Year's Team

08/04/2017 10:27 AM

Louisville City FC has plenty of stars on its roster this year. One of the players though in charge of making sure all those stars are on the same page is captain Paolo DelPiccolo. This is the midfielder’s second year with the club, after coming to Louisville from the Charlotte Independence. “I think our togetherness stands out the most,” said DelPiccolo. “We have a really good locker room this year.” DelPiccolo knows Louisville better than most as well, as he played college... Read more 

FC CINCINNATI | FCC Ready for Miami FC

08/02/2017 02:46 PM

FC Cincinnati is getting ready for a mid-week match, as it faces Miami FC on Wednesday evening in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal round. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET inside Miami’s Riccardo Silva Stadium. The match was supposed to have been played in July, but bad weather forced the match to move to Wednesday. The winning team Wednesday will advance to the U.S. Open Cup’s “Final Four,” where it will face the New York Red Bulls in the... Read more 

How GPS technology is helping Louisville City FC improve their game

07/31/2017 05:46 PM

Despite a recent win over the New York Red Bulls II over the weekend, Louisville City FC won’t be taking it easy this week. The Boys in Purple will be training hard for their next match and they’ll be using some unique gear to do so. The team is using PlayerTek technology, a GPS-enabled harness that can measure a variety of analytics. Watch the players practice using the technology:  Read more 

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