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NBA DRAFT | Previewing the 2018 NBA Draft

06/21/2018 01:35 PM

The 2018 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. Many mock drafts have Arizona center/forward DeAndre Ayton getting picked first overall by the Phoenix Suns. As always, there are plenty of Kentucky Wildcats hoping to be drafted. This year, those players are Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kevin Knox, Hamidou Diallo, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel. ESPN 680’s Jason Anderson joined Sports Night on Thursday to discuss when he expects to hear the UK players’ names called during the draft: Meanwhile, there are also... 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 

NASCAR | Kentucky Speedway Preparing for NASCAR Weekend

06/20/2018 03:55 PM

The annual NASCAR weekend at Kentucky Speedway is getting closer and closer. It will take place in less than a month, from July 12-14 at the 1.5-mile oval in Sparta, Ky. The marquee event will be the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series’ Quaker State 400, which will start at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 14. Martin Truex, Jr. is the defending race winner. Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger stopped by Sports Night on Wednesday. He spoke with Spectrum News’ Andrew Chernoff... Read more 

UofL BASKETBALL | Cards to Play in Las Vegas During Thanksgiving Weekend

06/20/2018 02:41 PM

The Louisville women’s basketball team will take part in the 2018 South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. The event, which is set for Nov. 23 and 24 in Las Vegas, includes eight teams: Arizona St., Baylor, Buffalo, Georgetown, Hartford, Louisville, South Dakota St. and Southern Illinois. Game times and opponents will be announced at a later date, along with room rates for fans. Last season, the Cards finished with a program-best 36-3 record, while also reaching their third Final Four in program history. Read more 

UofL BASEBALL | McDonnell Excited for Future of Program

06/20/2018 09:20 AM

Last week, the University of Louisville Athletic Association Board of Directors approved new contract terms for UofL baseball head coach Dan McDonnell. McDonnell has led the Cardinals to four College World Series appearances (2007, 2013, 2014, 2017) during his 12 seasons at Louisville. McDonnell spoke on Tuesday about what it means to stay at Louisville for the foreseeable future: This past year, the Cards advanced to their 11th NCAA Regional under McDonnell, finishing with an overall record of 45-19.  Read more 

NASCAR | Joey Logano Foundation, KY Speedway to Renovate Louisville's Portland Park

06/20/2018 08:49 AM

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Joey Logano joined executives from Kentucky Speedway and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer on Tuesday to break ground on a new activity center in Louisville’s Portland Park. The new activity center will be dedicated to Ashleigh Hunt. “We’ve been able to have a few special memories through our foundation at Kentucky Speedway in the past,” said Logano in a press release. “In 2016, we hosted Ashleigh Hunt, who’d been diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and her family at the... Read more 

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