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Local News
3:38 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Special Olympic Flag Football Team From Louisville Is Going For Gold at Nationals

The Louisville Flyers
Credit Jacob Ryan/WFPL

Corey Morgan of the Louisville Flyers flag football team doesn’t shy away from the bright lights of competition.

“That is where I shine,” he said.  “When I shine, I’m never stopping, like no one else before.”

Morgan, 23, will get his chance to shine next week when he and the Flyers head to Princeton, New Jersey, to compete in the Special Olympic 2014 USA Games.

The Louisville Flyers are the first Special Olympic flag football team from Kentucky in history to be invited to the national championship.

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Local News
1:40 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Scheduling Concerns Lead Soccer Franchise to Ask Louisville to Adjust Its Plans

Rendering of soccer at Louisville Slugger Field.
Credit TEG

Scheduling concerns have led to a snag in the plans to bring a professional soccer team to Louisville.

The Louisville Bats' schedule would force the USL Pro soccer team to play as many as a third of its matches on weeknights, which may reduce projected attendance by 50 percent, said Wayne Estopinal a minority owner of the Orlando City SC who is leading efforts to relocate the franchise to Louisville.

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Local News
4:59 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

U of L's Teddy Bridgewater Will Enter NFL Draft

Credit University of Louisville athletics

  Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has announced that he will forgo his senior season with the No. 18 Cardinals and enter the NFL draft.

Projected as a first-round selection and possibly the first QB taken this spring, Bridgewater passed for 3,970 yards and a school-record 31 touchdowns this season, including a career-best 447 yards with three TDs in Saturday's 36-9 rout of Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

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Podcast
1:12 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Nothing But Net: The UK-UofL Rivalry Game is Upon Us

Credit University of Louisville and University of Kentucky

All across Kentucky, people have had Saturday circled on their calendar since last December. It's the Rivalry Game. The Battle of the Bluegrass. Red vs. Blue. Cards vs. Cats. That day is finally upon us. Matt Anthony and I analyze this year's tilt with position breakdowns, and offer our prognostication. All this and more on this edition of Nothing But Net, the sports report that swings.

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Local News
2:18 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Coach Joe B. Hall Statue Unveiled in Lexington

A crowd of well-wishers braved the showers under a tent outside the University of Kentucky’s new Wildcat Coal Lodge earlier today to witness the unveiling of a statue of former men’s basketball coach Joe B. Hall.

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Local News
4:35 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Louisville Slugger, Little League Baseball Will Pay $14.5 Million in Metal Bat Injury Suit

Louisville Slugger and Little League Baseball will pay a brain-damaged New Jersey boy $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit over the use of metal bats in youth games.

Steven Domalewski was struck in the chest by a line drive that stopped his heart while he was playing in a youth baseball game in 2006.

He was pitching in a Police Athletic League game when the batter rocketed a line drive off a metal bat. The ball slammed into his chest, just above his heart, sending him into cardiac arrest. Domalewski's brain went without oxygen for 15 to 20 minutes.

Sports
8:20 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

WDRB Nabs Bozich and Crawford From Courier-Journal

Sports columnists Eric Crawford and Rick Bozich are leaving their jobs at the Courier-Journal to join WDRB, Louisville's Fox affiliate. 

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