basketball http://wfpl.org en Strange Fruit: Donald Sterling and Racism in the NBA http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-donald-sterling-and-racism-nba-0 <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148215182&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/148215182&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="100%"></embed></object><br /><br />Donald Sterling's racism and punishment were all anyone was talking about last week - so we did too! And to supplement our, shall we say, spotty familiarity with athletic endeavors, we enlisted the help of friend-to-the-show Brian Lee West.<br /><br />Brian has spoken to us before about <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-top-dogunderdog-explores-black-masculinity-who-can-use-gay-slurs">his theater work</a>, but this time he joined us in his capacity as our favorite basketball superfan.<br /><br />In case you were under a rock (or completely overwhelmed by <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com/">a little horse race</a>), here's what happened: Donald Sterling, owner of the L.A. Clippers, <a href="http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/26/donald-sterling-clippers-owner-black-people-racist-audio-magic-johnson/">was recorded</a> telling his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/27/sports/basketball/nba-clippers-owner-donald-sterling.html?hpw&amp;rref=sports&amp;_r=0">not to post pictures of herself with black people</a> on social media, and not to bring black people to his games. Not only is this obviously racist, it's also pretty irrational; Donald Sterling's girlfriend is half African American, half Latina, and the overwhelming majority of NBA players are black. Including all but two of the players on his own team's <a href="http://www.nba.com/clippers/roster/2013">roster</a>. And their <a href="http://www.nba.com/coachfile/doc_rivers/index.html?nav=page">coach</a>. Tue, 06 May 2014 18:20:32 +0000 Laura Ellis 9292 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Donald Sterling and Racism in the NBA Kentucky Wildcats Dominate Wright State in Women's NCAA Tournament http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-wildcats-dominate-wright-state-womens-ncaa-tournament <p>The Kentucky Wildcats women's basketball team made advancing&nbsp;to the second round of the NCAA Tournament look easy on Saturday.</p><p>The Wildcats crushed Wright State 106-60 in Lexington's Memorial Coliseum. Kentucky, a No. 3 seed, improved to 25-8 and next plays third-seed Syracuse or 11th-seed&nbsp;Chattanooga on Monday night.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:19:05 +0000 Joseph Lord 8950 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Wildcats Dominate Wright State in Women's NCAA Tournament Richie Farmer Gets Delay in Start of Prison Term to Attend Son's Tournament http://wfpl.org/post/richie-farmer-gets-delay-start-prison-term-attend-sons-tournament <p><strong>Update: Judge OKs&nbsp;Delay</strong></p><p>Richie Farmer, the former Kentucky Wildcats star and state agriculture commissioner, has gotten the OK from a federal judge to delay reporting to federal prison. Farmer asked for the delay so he can see his son play in the Kentucky &nbsp;boy's high school basketball tournament.</p><p>The Associated Press reports:</p><blockquote><p>A federal judge has delayed former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer's report date to a federal prison by a week.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:11:07 +0000 Associated Press & Rick Howlett 8875 at http://wfpl.org Richie Farmer Gets Delay in Start of Prison Term to Attend Son's Tournament Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole http://wfpl.org/post/byline-fbi-looks-metro-govt-legislature-mulls-felon-voting-rights-corvette-museum-sinkhole <p><object height="81" width="100%"><param name="movie" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136083688&amp;color=205075&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wi Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:53:10 +0000 Laura Ellis 8670 at http://wfpl.org Byline | FBI Looks at Metro Gov't; Legislature Mulls Felon Voting Rights; Corvette Museum Sinkhole Medora, Indiana, Basketball Team Documentary Screens in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/medora-indiana-basketball-team-documentary-screens-louisville <p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:30:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7811 at http://wfpl.org Medora, Indiana, Basketball Team Documentary Screens in Louisville Louisville Cardinals, with Dieng, Beat Kentucky Wildcats 80-77 http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cardinals-dieng-beat-kentucky-wildcats-80-77 <p>The Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team on Saturday defeated the Kentucky Wildcats the first time since 2009 in a game that featured the return of center Gorgui Dieng, who was sidelined in November with a wrist injury.</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:59:13 +0000 Joseph Lord 3184 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cardinals, with Dieng, Beat Kentucky Wildcats 80-77 Anthony Davis Trademarks Eyebrows http://wfpl.org/post/anthony-davis-trademarks-eyebrows <p><a href="http://www.cnbc.com/id/47951613">CNBC reports</a> that University of Kentucky basketball star Anthony Davis has filed two trademarks regarding his notable browline.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:51:11 +0000 Gabe Bullard 796 at http://wfpl.org Anthony Davis Trademarks Eyebrows