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  • DeMarcus Cousins Relishing Fresh Start in Golden State

    DeMarcus Cousins Relishing Fresh Start in Golden State

    Friday, July 20 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-07-20 04:09:03 GMT
    AP Photo/Ben MargotAP Photo/Ben Margot
    AP Photo/Ben MargotAP Photo/Ben Margot
    DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things - peace and the playoffs.      After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he'll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that he's a bad teammate.      "Just a chance to play for a winning culture," Cousins said Thursday. "I also have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of th...
    DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things - peace and the playoffs.      After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he'll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that he's a bad teammate.      "Just a chance to play for a winning culture," Cousins said Thursday. "I also have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of th...
  • Barbasol Prepares For Possible Bad Weather

    Barbasol Prepares For Possible Bad Weather

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:23:53 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) As perfect as the weather was Thursday, it could be bad Friday and throughout the weekend during the Barbasol Championship. Inside the on-site meteorologist trailer at the tournament, the first band of bad weather is already in site on the radar. 

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) As perfect as the weather was Thursday, it could be bad Friday and throughout the weekend during the Barbasol Championship. Inside the on-site meteorologist trailer at the tournament, the first band of bad weather is already in site on the radar. 

  • Barbasol Tee-Off Moved To 7 a.m. Due To Inclement Weather

    Barbasol Tee-Off Moved To 7 a.m. Due To Inclement Weather

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:23 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:23:02 GMT
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.  (LEX 18) – Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Barbasol Championship has moved Friday’s tee times up one hour to begin at 7 a.m. ET with the second wave of pairings beginning at noon. Gates will also open at 7 a.m. Friday has been designated “College Day” for spectators. Grounds passes are priced at $5 at the gate for current college students with a valid student ID. Known for its elite level of golf, the Southeastern Conferen...
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.  (LEX 18) – Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Barbasol Championship has moved Friday’s tee times up one hour to begin at 7 a.m. ET with the second wave of pairings beginning at noon. Gates will also open at 7 a.m. Friday has been designated “College Day” for spectators. Grounds passes are priced at $5 at the gate for current college students with a valid student ID. Known for its elite level of golf, the Southeastern Conferen...
  • How Can Wandale Robinson Not Be Rated Among State’s Top Five Players But Yet Have Offers From Alabama, Ohio State?

    How Can Wandale Robinson Not Be Rated Among State’s Top Five Players But Yet Have Offers From Alabama, Ohio State?

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:43 AM EDT2018-07-19 08:43:08 GMT
    Wandale Robinson (Twitter Photo)Wandale Robinson (Twitter Photo)
    Wandale Robinson (Twitter Photo)Wandale Robinson (Twitter Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Anyone who knows me understands that I have always believed this state has a passion for football that is way underestimated by many. However, even this die-hard football backer didn’t think he would ever see what is going on with Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson, who led the state in rushing with 2,330 yards last year and also led in scoring with 260 points. He caught six touchdown passes and returned four kicks for touchdowns, too. His speed and ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Anyone who knows me understands that I have always believed this state has a passion for football that is way underestimated by many. However, even this die-hard football backer didn’t think he would ever see what is going on with Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson, who led the state in rushing with 2,330 yards last year and also led in scoring with 260 points. He caught six touchdown passes and returned four kicks for touchdowns, too. His speed and ...
  • Former UK Pitcher Part of Blockbuster Trade

    Former UK Pitcher Part of Blockbuster Trade

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-07-19 01:44:29 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night.      The Orioles received five prospects in the deal: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, righty Zach Pop and third baseman Breyvic Valera.      Machado, a 26-year-old power hitter with extraordinary fielding skills, greatly improves the Dodgers' chances of r...
    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night.      The Orioles received five prospects in the deal: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, righty Zach Pop and third baseman Breyvic Valera.      Machado, a 26-year-old power hitter with extraordinary fielding skills, greatly improves the Dodgers' chances of r...
  • Benny Snell Jr. Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

    Benny Snell Jr. Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 8:00 PM EDT2018-07-19 00:00:22 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    University of Kentucky junior running back Benny Snell Jr., has been named a preseason candidate for the 2018 Doak Walker Award, it was announced today. The PwC SMU Athletic Forum annually presents the award to the nation’s top college running back. Snell Jr., (Westerville, Ohio) led the Southeastern Conference in rushing touchdowns (19) and ranked third in total rushing yardage (1,333) and rushing yards per game (102.5) in 2017. His 1,333 rushing yards set a school record fo...
    University of Kentucky junior running back Benny Snell Jr., has been named a preseason candidate for the 2018 Doak Walker Award, it was announced today. The PwC SMU Athletic Forum annually presents the award to the nation’s top college running back. Snell Jr., (Westerville, Ohio) led the Southeastern Conference in rushing touchdowns (19) and ranked third in total rushing yardage (1,333) and rushing yards per game (102.5) in 2017. His 1,333 rushing yards set a school record fo...
  • McDaniel, Musselman Make Pro Debuts Thursday at Barbasol

    McDaniel, Musselman Make Pro Debuts Thursday at Barbasol

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-07-18 23:27:54 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
     For the first time in decades a PGA Tour event will take place in the state of Kentucky. It’s only fitting that as an event of this magnitude returns to the Bluegrass, two of Kentucky’s best young players are among the field. Cooper Musselman, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and Chip McDaniel, who hails from Manchester, Kentucky, were stars for the Kentucky men’s golf team for the last four seasons. They helped lead the Wildcats to two NCAA Championship ap...
     For the first time in decades a PGA Tour event will take place in the state of Kentucky. It’s only fitting that as an event of this magnitude returns to the Bluegrass, two of Kentucky’s best young players are among the field. Cooper Musselman, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and Chip McDaniel, who hails from Manchester, Kentucky, were stars for the Kentucky men’s golf team for the last four seasons. They helped lead the Wildcats to two NCAA Championship ap...
  • Barbasol Championship Tees Off On Thursday With Heroes' Day And Military Appreciation

    Barbasol Championship Tees Off On Thursday With Heroes' Day And Military Appreciation

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-07-18 20:41:09 GMT

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)– After a great few days of activities and practice rounds, the Barbasol Championship is set to begin the opening round of play on Thursday, which has been designated as “Heroes’ Day” to honor the men and women who have served and protected our country. All active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees and their dependents, as well as first responders, can enjoy complimentary tournament admission. Guests may obtain comp...

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)– After a great few days of activities and practice rounds, the Barbasol Championship is set to begin the opening round of play on Thursday, which has been designated as “Heroes’ Day” to honor the men and women who have served and protected our country. All active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees and their dependents, as well as first responders, can enjoy complimentary tournament admission. Guests may obtain comp...

  • Kevin Knox Named to All-Summer League First Team

    Kevin Knox Named to All-Summer League First Team

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-07-18 18:12:19 GMT
    AP Photo/ Paul BeatyAP Photo/ Paul Beaty
    AP Photo/ Paul BeatyAP Photo/ Paul Beaty
    LAS VEGAS – With 14 players participating in this year’s NBA Summer League, there really was no question that Kentucky was going to make a splash once again. All the two weeks of action did was solidify that no program better prepares players for the professional game than UK. After being selected in the top 10 of the 2018 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, Kevin Knox (2018) showed off his versatility and dominated play en route to being one of five players selected to t...
    LAS VEGAS – With 14 players participating in this year’s NBA Summer League, there really was no question that Kentucky was going to make a splash once again. All the two weeks of action did was solidify that no program better prepares players for the professional game than UK. After being selected in the top 10 of the 2018 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks, Kevin Knox (2018) showed off his versatility and dominated play en route to being one of five players selected to t...
  • UK Mega Fan Drake Wears Tennessee Shirt

    UK Mega Fan Drake Wears Tennessee Shirt

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:41 AM EDT2018-07-18 13:41:38 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Et tu, Drake? The UK megafan was spotted on Instagram wearing a bright orange Tennessee sweatshirt.  We are definitely in our feelings right now. It hurts a little.  Things will get cancelled. A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jul 17, 2018 at 2:11pm PDT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Et tu, Drake? The UK megafan was spotted on Instagram wearing a bright orange Tennessee sweatshirt.  We are definitely in our feelings right now. It hurts a little.  Things will get cancelled. A post shared by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on Jul 17, 2018 at 2:11pm PDT

  • Supporting Swings For Soldiers Easy Because Of Jacob Tamme, Tamme Family And Wounded Veterans

    Supporting Swings For Soldiers Easy Because Of Jacob Tamme, Tamme Family And Wounded Veterans

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 4:42 AM EDT2018-07-18 08:42:50 GMT
    Wounded veterans who have had specially equipped homes built for them by Swings for Soldiers stand with Jacob Tamme and former UK linebacker Avery Williamson after Monday's event.Wounded veterans who have had specially equipped homes built for them by Swings for Soldiers stand with Jacob Tamme and former UK linebacker Avery Williamson after Monday's event.
    Wounded veterans who have had specially equipped homes built for them by Swings for Soldiers stand with Jacob Tamme and former UK linebacker Avery Williamson after Monday's event.Wounded veterans who have had specially equipped homes built for them by Swings for Soldiers stand with Jacob Tamme and former UK linebacker Avery Williamson after Monday's event.
    By LARRY VAUGHT John Schlarmann is not someone you are going to find on a golf course, especially just a few weeks before the start of preseason practice for the University of Kentucky football team. Yet on Monday the Kentucky offensive line coach was at the University Club once again participating in Swings for Soldiers, the golf scramble started by Allison and Jacob Tamme nine years ago that has now raised over $1 million to build specially equipped homes for wounded veterans...
    By LARRY VAUGHT John Schlarmann is not someone you are going to find on a golf course, especially just a few weeks before the start of preseason practice for the University of Kentucky football team. Yet on Monday the Kentucky offensive line coach was at the University Club once again participating in Swings for Soldiers, the golf scramble started by Allison and Jacob Tamme nine years ago that has now raised over $1 million to build specially equipped homes for wounded veterans...
  • AAU Coach Believes Kentucky Offer Will Come For Pendleton County's Dontaie Allen

    AAU Coach Believes Kentucky Offer Will Come For Pendleton County's Dontaie Allen

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 4:59 AM EDT2018-07-17 08:59:30 GMT
    Dontaie Allen has a knack for finishing through contact and also has a high basketball IQ.Dontaie Allen has a knack for finishing through contact and also has a high basketball IQ.
    Dontaie Allen has a knack for finishing through contact and also has a high basketball IQ.Dontaie Allen has a knack for finishing through contact and also has a high basketball IQ.
    By LARRY VAUGHT For over two years Steve Quattrocchi has been telling anyone who would listen that Pendleton County wing Dontaie Allen was a top 100 talent in the 2019 recruiting class.  Now everyone is suddenly starting to believe based on the scholarship offers coming in for the 6-6 Allen, one of the top contenders for Kentucky Mr. Basketball honors this season. During AAU play in Georgia last week, he got scholarship offers from Auburn and Florida along with ones from ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT For over two years Steve Quattrocchi has been telling anyone who would listen that Pendleton County wing Dontaie Allen was a top 100 talent in the 2019 recruiting class.  Now everyone is suddenly starting to believe based on the scholarship offers coming in for the 6-6 Allen, one of the top contenders for Kentucky Mr. Basketball honors this season. During AAU play in Georgia last week, he got scholarship offers from Auburn and Florida along with ones from ...
  • Ryan Wenzler Leads Pack as Four Golfers Advance to Barbasol Championship from Open Qualifier

    Ryan Wenzler Leads Pack as Four Golfers Advance to Barbasol Championship from Open Qualifier

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:08 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:08:29 GMT

    The Barbasol Championship added four golfers to the field following its open qualifier, which was held on Monday at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond. Of the 48 in Monday’s field, Ryan Wenzler owned the top qualifying spot after he just missed the course record by a stroke, posting a 10-under-par 62. Through his first eight holes, the Dayton, Ohio, native was 7-under par and ultimately made the turn with a 29 on his scorecard, which propelled him to a new car...

    The Barbasol Championship added four golfers to the field following its open qualifier, which was held on Monday at Boone’s Trace National Golf Club in Richmond. Of the 48 in Monday’s field, Ryan Wenzler owned the top qualifying spot after he just missed the course record by a stroke, posting a 10-under-par 62. Through his first eight holes, the Dayton, Ohio, native was 7-under par and ultimately made the turn with a 29 on his scorecard, which propelled him to a new car...

  • Day One Of Barbasol Championships Not Without Challenges

    Day One Of Barbasol Championships Not Without Challenges

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:33 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:33:33 GMT

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-  Day one of Barbasol Championship week is in the books and it was not without its challenges.  Around 2 p.m. Monday, during practices, a thin, but strong band of rain moved in over Keene Trace. In the moments before its arrival, it sent tournament staff scurrying across the entire course to get everyone to shelter. The PGA monitors these weather events like a hawk everywhere they go, so even though this is uncharted territory for this venue...

    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-  Day one of Barbasol Championship week is in the books and it was not without its challenges.  Around 2 p.m. Monday, during practices, a thin, but strong band of rain moved in over Keene Trace. In the moments before its arrival, it sent tournament staff scurrying across the entire course to get everyone to shelter. The PGA monitors these weather events like a hawk everywhere they go, so even though this is uncharted territory for this venue...

  • Eagles' Wentz Marries Lexington Native Maddie Oberg

    Eagles' Wentz Marries Lexington Native Maddie Oberg

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:21:02 GMT
    Via Carson Wentz on TwitterVia Carson Wentz on Twitter

    PERKASIE, Pa. (LEX 18)- Carson Wentz has gotten two rings this year. One was for the Eagles' Superbowl win. The other was a wedding band. Carson Wentz married Lexington native Maddie Oberg in a ceremony outside Philadelphia. He proposed to Oberg on top of the Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Ky.  They two celebrated their union of social media with the hashtag #WentzUponATime.  Congratulations! Such a blessing to finally get to marry my best friend! It was an incredible...

    PERKASIE, Pa. (LEX 18)- Carson Wentz has gotten two rings this year. One was for the Eagles' Superbowl win. The other was a wedding band. Carson Wentz married Lexington native Maddie Oberg in a ceremony outside Philadelphia. He proposed to Oberg on top of the Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Ky.  They two celebrated their union of social media with the hashtag #WentzUponATime.  Congratulations! Such a blessing to finally get to marry my best friend! It was an incredible...

  • Sara Sims Named Kentucky Softball Director of Operations

    Sara Sims Named Kentucky Softball Director of Operations

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:38:05 GMT
    Kentucky softball has added Sara Sims to its staff as the Director of Operations, it was announced by head coach Rachel Lawson on Monday afternoon. “I’m really excited for this opportunity to work with Rachel Lawson and the Kentucky softball team,” Sims said on Monday. “I’ve always admired the program, and have loved working with them during my time at Kentucky. I can’t wait to get started in my new position and be a small part of this team&rsquo...
    Kentucky softball has added Sara Sims to its staff as the Director of Operations, it was announced by head coach Rachel Lawson on Monday afternoon. “I’m really excited for this opportunity to work with Rachel Lawson and the Kentucky softball team,” Sims said on Monday. “I’ve always admired the program, and have loved working with them during my time at Kentucky. I can’t wait to get started in my new position and be a small part of this team&rsquo...
  • Kentucky Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

    Kentucky Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:47:49 GMT
    For the fourth-consecutive season, the Kentucky volleyball program earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award honoring its work in the classroom for the 2017-18 season. "I am proud of our team for their effort in the classroom," head coach Craig Skinner said. "Our academic culture is excellent and a lot of the credit goes to Amy Craiglow for helping us achieve this goal for the fourth straight year. She guides our players through th...
    For the fourth-consecutive season, the Kentucky volleyball program earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award honoring its work in the classroom for the 2017-18 season. "I am proud of our team for their effort in the classroom," head coach Craig Skinner said. "Our academic culture is excellent and a lot of the credit goes to Amy Craiglow for helping us achieve this goal for the fourth straight year. She guides our players through th...
  • INTERACTIVE: Barbasol Championship: A Guide To This Week

    INTERACTIVE: Barbasol Championship: A Guide To This Week

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:48:43 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY Ky. (LEX 18)-- Here's a guide if you are heading to Champions at Keene Trace.

    JESSAMINE COUNTY Ky. (LEX 18)-- Here's a guide if you are heading to Champions at Keene Trace.

  • Cardinals Win in Interim Manager Shildt's Debut

    Cardinals Win in Interim Manager Shildt's Debut

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-07-16 03:46:03 GMT
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mike Shildt wasn't sure what to expect in his first day as interim manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.      He certainly didn't foresee the treatment he received in a wild post-game celebration that occurred following the Cardinals' 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.      "They got me in a laundry basket and they spin you around and then they go at you with a bunch of cold water to the point where I was hyperventilating,&quo...
    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mike Shildt wasn't sure what to expect in his first day as interim manager of the St. Louis Cardinals.      He certainly didn't foresee the treatment he received in a wild post-game celebration that occurred following the Cardinals' 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.      "They got me in a laundry basket and they spin you around and then they go at you with a bunch of cold water to the point where I was hyperventilating,&quo...
  • Matias Shines as Stars of Tomorrow Put On Hitting Clinic in 2018 Futures Game

    Matias Shines as Stars of Tomorrow Put On Hitting Clinic in 2018 Futures Game

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-07-16 03:17:10 GMT
    Seuly Matias showed off his power during the prestigious 2018 Futures Game. Matias finished his time in the game going 2-3 with a home run and single, representing the Kansas City Royals organization in the Futures Game which kicks off MLB All-Star festivities.  With a 1-1 count in the top of the second, Matias mashed a solo homer to deep right field to tie the game at one run apiece. He struck out in his next at bat, but had a single up the middle in his final plate appearance....
    Seuly Matias showed off his power during the prestigious 2018 Futures Game. Matias finished his time in the game going 2-3 with a home run and single, representing the Kansas City Royals organization in the Futures Game which kicks off MLB All-Star festivities.  With a 1-1 count in the top of the second, Matias mashed a solo homer to deep right field to tie the game at one run apiece. He struck out in his next at bat, but had a single up the middle in his final plate appearance....
  • Brittany Lincicome Falls in Playoff Hole

    Brittany Lincicome Falls in Playoff Hole

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:45 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:45:09 GMT
    Thidapa Suwannapura won her first LPGA Tour event on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 and birdieing the first playoff hole to defeat Brittany Lincicome at the Marathon Classic.      The 25-year-old Thai player is the sixth first-time winner on tour this year. Her previous best finish in 120 starts was seventh at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship.      Suwannapura picked up three strokes over her final two holes, making eagle on the par-5 17th and closing w...
    Thidapa Suwannapura won her first LPGA Tour event on Sunday, closing with a 6-under 65 and birdieing the first playoff hole to defeat Brittany Lincicome at the Marathon Classic.      The 25-year-old Thai player is the sixth first-time winner on tour this year. Her previous best finish in 120 starts was seventh at the 2014 Kingsmill Championship.      Suwannapura picked up three strokes over her final two holes, making eagle on the par-5 17th and closing w...
  • T.J. Vogel Among Participants in Barbasol Championship Open Qualifier

    T.J. Vogel Among Participants in Barbasol Championship Open Qualifier

    Sunday, July 15 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-07-15 23:10:50 GMT
    “Only three spots available when T.J. is in the field,” said the tweet after T.J. Vogel qualified for the Greenbriar, a record-breaking 7th time this season. Vogel, who has won more than $110,000 on the PGA TOUR this season all through Monday qualifying action, will be in action this Monday, July 16, at the Barbasol Championship Open Qualifier which will be held at Boones Trace National Golf Club in Richmond. Four spots in the Barbasol Championship field will be aw...
    “Only three spots available when T.J. is in the field,” said the tweet after T.J. Vogel qualified for the Greenbriar, a record-breaking 7th time this season. Vogel, who has won more than $110,000 on the PGA TOUR this season all through Monday qualifying action, will be in action this Monday, July 16, at the Barbasol Championship Open Qualifier which will be held at Boones Trace National Golf Club in Richmond. Four spots in the Barbasol Championship field will be aw...
  • France Wins 2nd World Cup, Beats Croatia 4-2

    France Wins 2nd World Cup, Beats Croatia 4-2

    Sunday, July 15 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-07-15 17:36:41 GMT
    MOSCOW (AP) — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday. Mbappe had just shown his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters who ran onto the field in the second half. Russian punk band P...
    MOSCOW (AP) — Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest. The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia 4-2 on Sunday. Mbappe had just shown his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters who ran onto the field in the second half. Russian punk band P...
  • Djokovic Wins 4th Wimbledon Championship

    Djokovic Wins 4th Wimbledon Championship

    Sunday, July 15 2018 11:52 AM EDT2018-07-15 15:52:52 GMT
    LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday. Anderson nearly managed to extend the match, holding five set points to force a fourth set. Djokovic held steady, saving all five of those, then was as superior in the tiebreaker as he was most of the sun-drenched afternoon. It is Djokovic’s 13th major trophy, the fou...
    LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday. Anderson nearly managed to extend the match, holding five set points to force a fourth set. Djokovic held steady, saving all five of those, then was as superior in the tiebreaker as he was most of the sun-drenched afternoon. It is Djokovic’s 13th major trophy, the fou...
  • Love, Lincicome, Horschel Lead Full Field at Barbasol Championship

    Love, Lincicome, Horschel Lead Full Field at Barbasol Championship

    Friday, July 13 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-07-14 00:37:48 GMT
     Davis Love III, Brittany Lincicome and Billy Horschel headline the official field list of the Barbasol Championship, which will be played for the first time in Central Kentucky next week. The tournament tees off July 19-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. Love III, a Hall of Famer who has won 21 times on TOUR including the 1997 PGA Championship, tops the field that represents 182 victories on the PGA TOUR. Stuart Appleby has won nine times, Hunter Mahan six times...
     Davis Love III, Brittany Lincicome and Billy Horschel headline the official field list of the Barbasol Championship, which will be played for the first time in Central Kentucky next week. The tournament tees off July 19-22 at Champions at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. Love III, a Hall of Famer who has won 21 times on TOUR including the 1997 PGA Championship, tops the field that represents 182 victories on the PGA TOUR. Stuart Appleby has won nine times, Hunter Mahan six times...
  • Lexington Couple Designs For Barbasol Championship

    Lexington Couple Designs For Barbasol Championship

    Friday, July 13 2018 5:50 PM EDT2018-07-13 21:50:59 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) It takes millions of dollars to put on a PGA event like the upcoming Barbasol Championship and corporate sponsors help write those checks. LEX 18's Claire Kopsky checked out some of the spaces for these companies to watch the tournament. The spaces were designed by a couple from Lexington. The Barbasol Championship is similar to the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders Cup. Companies go there wanting a place to wine, dine, and entertain clients.  The t...

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) It takes millions of dollars to put on a PGA event like the upcoming Barbasol Championship and corporate sponsors help write those checks. LEX 18's Claire Kopsky checked out some of the spaces for these companies to watch the tournament. The spaces were designed by a couple from Lexington. The Barbasol Championship is similar to the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders Cup. Companies go there wanting a place to wine, dine, and entertain clients.  The t...

  • Tubby Smith, John Michael Montgomery, Matt Jones, Rick Dees And Bill Meck To Play In Barbasol Championship Pro-Am

    Tubby Smith, John Michael Montgomery, Matt Jones, Rick Dees And Bill Meck To Play In Barbasol Championship Pro-Am

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:32:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (July 13, 2018) – Sports and music will collide at Champions at Keene Trace when the Barbasol Championship Pro-Am is played next Wednesday. Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith, country music star John Michael Montgomery, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones and radio legend Rick Dees will be playing alongside a PGA TOUR pro as the celebrity team in the Pro-Am competition. Our own Bill Meck will be there as well. “...
    LEXINGTON, KY (July 13, 2018) – Sports and music will collide at Champions at Keene Trace when the Barbasol Championship Pro-Am is played next Wednesday. Former University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith, country music star John Michael Montgomery, Kentucky Sports Radio founder Matt Jones and radio legend Rick Dees will be playing alongside a PGA TOUR pro as the celebrity team in the Pro-Am competition. Our own Bill Meck will be there as well. “...
  • Barbasol Championship Presents Acoustic Jam

    Barbasol Championship Presents Acoustic Jam

    Friday, July 13 2018 4:18 PM EDT2018-07-13 20:18:48 GMT
    (LEX 18) - The Barbasol Championship will present a special edition Acoustic Jam benefiting the kids at Kentucky Children's Hospital. Performing live on Tuesday, July 17th at the Lexington Opera House, are 6 country acts including Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, David Lee Murphy, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae and Travis Denning. The event starts at 7 p.m. This event is organized by  98.1 The Bull! Get your tickets here.
    (LEX 18) - The Barbasol Championship will present a special edition Acoustic Jam benefiting the kids at Kentucky Children's Hospital. Performing live on Tuesday, July 17th at the Lexington Opera House, are 6 country acts including Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, David Lee Murphy, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae and Travis Denning. The event starts at 7 p.m. This event is organized by  98.1 The Bull! Get your tickets here.
  • Best Vantage Points For The Barbasol Championship

    Best Vantage Points For The Barbasol Championship

    Thursday, July 12 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-07-12 21:31:00 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Golf fans will be able to get a front row seat at the Barbasol Championship with a regular grounds ticket. LEX 18's Claire Kopsky scoped out the best spots to see the most golfing without walking very far. Some people choose to go to the Barbasol Championship to follow one player through every hole, but for others, the six-mile course is too long and staying in one spot is ideal. "We had a lady come down on Saturday that had bought tickets to one o...

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Golf fans will be able to get a front row seat at the Barbasol Championship with a regular grounds ticket. LEX 18's Claire Kopsky scoped out the best spots to see the most golfing without walking very far. Some people choose to go to the Barbasol Championship to follow one player through every hole, but for others, the six-mile course is too long and staying in one spot is ideal. "We had a lady come down on Saturday that had bought tickets to one o...

  • Entertainment options layered throughout Barbasol Championship

    Entertainment options layered throughout Barbasol Championship

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-07-11 21:13:26 GMT
    Country singer J.D. Shelburne has always been a Kentucky fan. (Alex Otte Photo)Country singer J.D. Shelburne has always been a Kentucky fan. (Alex Otte Photo)

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 10, 2018) – The Barbasol Championship is shaping up to be more entertainment than just golf. Organizers have landed three country music acts for its “Main Street Stage Live at the Barbasol,” that will play each night after the last putt drops. The PGA TOUR event, Kentucky’s only annual professional golf tournament, will be played at Champions at Keene Trace, July 19-22, just south of Lexington across the Jessamine County line. J.D. Shelbu...

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 10, 2018) – The Barbasol Championship is shaping up to be more entertainment than just golf. Organizers have landed three country music acts for its “Main Street Stage Live at the Barbasol,” that will play each night after the last putt drops. The PGA TOUR event, Kentucky’s only annual professional golf tournament, will be played at Champions at Keene Trace, July 19-22, just south of Lexington across the Jessamine County line. J.D. Shelbu...

  • FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel Commits To Play In Barbasol Championship

    FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel Commits To Play In Barbasol Championship

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-07-11 19:32:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass)(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 11, 2018) – Five-time PGA TOUR Winner and 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel has committed to the July 19-22 Barbasol Championship, it was announced today by tournament Executive Director Brooks Downing. A FedExCup winner is the top honor on the PGA TOUR, having to excel both in the regular season and the four-event playoffs to become the season-long Champion. “The addition of a FedExCup winner is a huge boost to the overall strength of our p...

    LEXINGTON, KY (July 11, 2018) – Five-time PGA TOUR Winner and 2014 FedExCup Champion Billy Horschel has committed to the July 19-22 Barbasol Championship, it was announced today by tournament Executive Director Brooks Downing. A FedExCup winner is the top honor on the PGA TOUR, having to excel both in the regular season and the four-event playoffs to become the season-long Champion. “The addition of a FedExCup winner is a huge boost to the overall strength of our p...

  • Parking For Barbasol Championship

    Parking For Barbasol Championship

    Tuesday, July 10 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-07-10 21:25:04 GMT

    (LEX 18) — The first day of events at the Barbasol Championship is a week from Tuesday. With an event the likes of which Jessamine County has never seen, the two-lane Delaney Ferry road that leads to the golf course will not be enough for the heavy volume of attendees. That is where Keeneland comes in.

    (LEX 18) — The first day of events at the Barbasol Championship is a week from Tuesday. With an event the likes of which Jessamine County has never seen, the two-lane Delaney Ferry road that leads to the golf course will not be enough for the heavy volume of attendees. That is where Keeneland comes in.

  • Former UK Standout George Adams Loves The Way Benny Snell Runs

    Former UK Standout George Adams Loves The Way Benny Snell Runs

    Monday, May 28 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-05-28 10:00:18 GMT
    George Adams, left, with his son and wife at the NFL draft where the Jets picked his son in the first round. Adams thinks UK running back Benny Snell will be a good NFL player.George Adams, left, with his son and wife at the NFL draft where the Jets picked his son in the first round. Adams thinks UK running back Benny Snell will be a good NFL player.
    George Adams, left, with his son and wife at the NFL draft where the Jets picked his son in the first round. Adams thinks UK running back Benny Snell will be a good NFL player.George Adams, left, with his son and wife at the NFL draft where the Jets picked his son in the first round. Adams thinks UK running back Benny Snell will be a good NFL player.

    By LARRY VAUGHT George Adams appreciates what Benny Snell has done at Kentucky the last two years and also understands how difficult it could be for the junior running back to maintain that success this season. “It’s real hard for a kid to be able to run the way he is running year after year,” said Adams, a former UK running back and former first-round NFL draft pick....

    By LARRY VAUGHT George Adams appreciates what Benny Snell has done at Kentucky the last two years and also understands how difficult it could be for the junior running back to maintain that success this season. “It’s real hard for a kid to be able to run the way he is running year after year,” said Adams, a former UK running back and former first-round NFL draft pick....

  • No. 20 Kentucky Travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday

    No. 20 Kentucky Travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday

    Monday, April 9 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-04-09 17:14:04 GMT

    Following a week off from Southeastern Conference play, in which Kentucky won four-straight games, all in run-rule fashion, the Wildcats will now set their sights back on Eastern Kentucky for the return trip of a home-and-home with the Colonels on Tuesday night in Richmond. The game will commence at 6 p.m. ET from Gertrude Hood Field on the campus of Eastern Kentucky and will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Kentucky got off to a fast start against the Colonels last ...

    Following a week off from Southeastern Conference play, in which Kentucky won four-straight games, all in run-rule fashion, the Wildcats will now set their sights back on Eastern Kentucky for the return trip of a home-and-home with the Colonels on Tuesday night in Richmond. The game will commence at 6 p.m. ET from Gertrude Hood Field on the campus of Eastern Kentucky and will be streamed live on the OVC Digital Network. Kentucky got off to a fast start against the Colonels last ...

  • Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Kevin Knox Is The Player Of The Week

    Monday, January 29 2018 11:47 AM EST2018-01-29 16:47:16 GMT
    AP Photo/James CrispAP Photo/James Crisp

    Kevin Knox, after his 34 points which led UK to a great comeback win over West Virginia is the Yahoo Sports player of the week.  Knox was 11 of 17 from the field.  He was the big key in UK's comeback after being down 17 points.  Plus, he had 19 points against Mississippi State. Knox had a great time playing in the tough atmosphere at West Virginia.  "Yeah, I love atmospheres like, I love playing away games, I love going against people on the road," Kno...

    Kevin Knox, after his 34 points which led UK to a great comeback win over West Virginia is the Yahoo Sports player of the week.  Knox was 11 of 17 from the field.  He was the big key in UK's comeback after being down 17 points.  Plus, he had 19 points against Mississippi State. Knox had a great time playing in the tough atmosphere at West Virginia.  "Yeah, I love atmospheres like, I love playing away games, I love going against people on the road," Kno...

  • UK 103 Thomas More 61

    UK 103 Thomas More 61

    Friday, October 27 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-10-28 01:16:14 GMT

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

    UK gets off to a fast start. Kevin Knox with a dunk and Quade Green hits 2 3's.  UK leads 13-6 at the first TV timeout with 15;39 to go in the half. Thomas More was tough.  After they hit 2 3's in a row, the second by Austin Young. Cal, who said he was going to yell less, wants time.  The media is now sitting in the upper deck, there has been a number of times I've heard Cal all the way up here.  It's 25-17 UK. UK's obvious size advantage hurt Thomas More. ...

  • Former Eagle Brent Arrington Set To Play For The NBA G-League's Greensboro Swarm

    Former Eagle Brent Arrington Set To Play For The NBA G-League's Greensboro Swarm

    Thursday, October 26 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-10-26 21:44:02 GMT

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

    Former Morehead State men's basketball guard Brent Arrington has agreed to play for the Charlotte Hornets' NBA G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm. The Swarm were added as an NBA G-League affiliate prior to the beginning of last season. They field their home events at the Greensboro Coliseum Fieldhouse in Greensboro, North Carolina. "I want to start by giving thanks and the glory to God and Christ Jesus for blessing me with these abilities," said Arrington. "I'm ...

  • 2017 CBS Sports Classic Tickets On Sale Friday

    2017 CBS Sports Classic Tickets On Sale Friday

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:00:33 GMT
    Associated PressAssociated Press
    NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com. The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in ...
    NEW ORLEANS (Oct. 17, 2017) – Tickets for the 2017 CBS Sports Classic, featuring college basketball powers Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA, will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com, or through www.cbssportsclassic.com. The fourth-annual college basketball doubleheader will be held on Dec. 23 at Smoothie King Center in ...
  • Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monk, Fox Named All-America By USA Today

    Monday, March 6 2017 9:46 AM EST2017-03-06 14:46:59 GMT
    (Keith Taylor Photo)(Keith Taylor Photo)

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky’s freshman backcourt tandem of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox was named All-America by USA Today on Monday. Monk earned second-team distinction, while Fox was tabbed to the third team. Monk was joined on the second team by Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke) and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). Third-team honorees along with Fox included Ethan Happ (Wisconsin), Lauri Markkanen (Arizona), Monte Morris (Iowa...

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  • Man Dies In Woodford Co. Crash Involving Motorcycle

    Man Dies In Woodford Co. Crash Involving Motorcycle

    Thursday, July 19 2018 5:52 PM EDT2018-07-19 21:52:30 GMT

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Woodford County Coroner's Office tells LEX 18 that there was a fatal crash in Woodford County Wednesday night. The collision involved a motorcycle and a car at Watts Ferry and Clifton Road. 33-year-old Brian Brown was killed in the crash. He was on the motorcycle. 

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Woodford County Coroner's Office tells LEX 18 that there was a fatal crash in Woodford County Wednesday night. The collision involved a motorcycle and a car at Watts Ferry and Clifton Road. 33-year-old Brian Brown was killed in the crash. He was on the motorcycle. 

  • Victim Dies After Lee Co. Shooting, Suspect Arrested

    Victim Dies After Lee Co. Shooting, Suspect Arrested

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:17 AM EDT2018-07-20 09:17:10 GMT

    LEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is dead following a shooting in Lee County. It happened Thursday night near Beech Lane in Beattyville. 

    LEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is dead following a shooting in Lee County. It happened Thursday night near Beech Lane in Beattyville. 

  • Reversal: Kentucky Restoring Medicaid Benefits For Thousands

    Reversal: Kentucky Restoring Medicaid Benefits For Thousands

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-07-19 22:25:29 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it's reinstating dental and vision care for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients who had their benefits cut recently amid an outcry. The benefits were abruptly cut after a federal judge rejected the Republican governor's plan to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid program. The cuts had triggered stinging criticism from Democrats and public health advocates. The reversal was announced late Thursday by the state's C...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it's reinstating dental and vision care for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients who had their benefits cut recently amid an outcry. The benefits were abruptly cut after a federal judge rejected the Republican governor's plan to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid program. The cuts had triggered stinging criticism from Democrats and public health advocates. The reversal was announced late Thursday by the state's C...
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