LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — CJ McCollum scored 33 points, teaming with Damian Lillard for 11 of Portland's 16 in overtime, and the Trail Blazers pulled out a desperately needed victory to resume their season by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 140-135 on Friday.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Devin Booker scored 27 points, Deandre Ayton added 24 points and 12 rebounds and the Phoenix Suns beat the Washington Wizards 125-112 on Friday in their first game of the restart.
ATLANTA — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas wants to get Edwin Diaz back on the mound quickly.
Mitchell Trubisky insists he is one motivated quarterback.
KHSAA officials lay out plan for 2020 season
NEW YORK — Sure didn't take much time for Yoenis Céspedes to swing right into a DH role in his long-awaited return.
FRISCO, Texas — The Dallas Stars still have a chance to be a No. 1 seed in the NHL playoffs even though they haven't won a game in five months.
CHICAGO — Laurie Shaw heard the roar of the crowd and let out a laugh.
The Atlanta Braves will be without their top two catchers, Tyler Flowers and Travis d'Arnaud, for Friday's opening game at the New York Mets after both players showed symptoms of the coronavirus.
Former Trigg County boys’ basketball assistant coach and athletics director Toby Miles has been hired as the new head coach for Christian County High School boys basketball.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed rookie offensive tackle Mekhi Becton, the No. 11 overall pick in the NFL draft, to a four-year, $18.45 million contract.
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas will play high school football this fall, but some of it will be delayed, attendance will be limited and masks will be required as the state fights a surge in new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston.
Morehead State University men’s basketball coach Preston Spradlin might not have succeeded in his initial recruitment, but he didn’t miss the second chance to bring the familiar face of Jaylen Sebree back to the bluegrass state.
Dak Prescott will play whatever becomes of the 2020 season under the one-year franchise tag after the Dallas Cowboys and their star quarterback couldn't agree on a long-term contract.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Clint Bowyer hopped off his pit stand at Bristol Motor Speedway to learn he'd won the fan vote to advance into NASCAR's All-Star race — an announcement met by a roar from the grandstands.
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan on Wednesday reported its biggest increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in nearly two months, leading Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to say she may be forced to reimpose some restrictions if the upward trajectory holds.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Every team in the NBA bubble has played golf. Most have had at least a few players go fishing. Some have taken boats out. Bowling is available for a few hours most nights. The barbers arrive for the first time later this week. And the walking trail is pretty much alw…
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal own an unforgettable collection of on-court contests — including nine Grand Slam finals — and a healthy store of mutual off-court respect for each other.
CHICAGO — With just 60 games this season, the Chicago Cubs need Craig Kimbrel to be better than he was last year.
TOKYO — The spokesman for the Tokyo Olympics expects the postponed games to go ahead in 2021 despite a recent poll in Japan in which 77% of respondents said they did not believe the games could be held next year.
Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a documentary series produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Co.
The PGA Tour and the Memorial scrapped state-approved plans to have limited spectators next week because of what it described as rapidly changing dynamics of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATLANTA — Atlanta Braves outfielder Nick Markakis opted out of the 2020 season on Monday due to increased concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
While the coronavirus pandemic has pushed it back from its original date, newly-hired Hopkinsville Middle School cheerleading coach Elle Hancock has announced that cheerleading tryouts will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. starting July 6.
In his 16th and final season at the helm of Christian County wrestling, Robert Burnham was given the National Wrestling Coaches Association High School Boys Head Coach of the Year honor for the state of Kentucky.
On Thursday, Dee Leavell was appointed the new head coach of wrestling at Christian County High School, but if it wasn’t for a bet with the recently retired coach Robert Burnham, Leavell might not have ever hit the mats himself.
With Kerry Stovall stepping down and Robert Burnham retiring from their respective coaching jobs at Christian County High School, Principal Matt Boehman has announced that the Colonels are bringing in some familiar faces to take over the programs.
With school sports close to a return after the pandemic canceled all spring seasons, Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Chris Bentzel has appointed Christian County High School head basketball coach Kerry Stovall to district athletic director.
As the upcoming school year approaches, Hopkinsville High School boys basketball coach Larry Miller has announced the 2020-21 schedule.
TOKYO — The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year’s postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.
Limited practices for Kentucky high school sports teams can begin June 15 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Per a Thursday release from the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the 2020 Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Games for boys and girls basketball have been canceled — in coordination with the continued battle and distancing required to face the potential spread of the coronavirus.
A week ago, most people probably slept in, had their morning coffee and read the newspaper, as one would normally do on a Saturday morning.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Johnny Juzang left one storied program for another.
With the departure of KyKy Tandy, Drew McGowan and TaQuan Hollowell, there were many questions surrounding University Heights Academy boys’ basketball going into the 2019-20 season but that didn’t stop KJ Crump and company from getting to work.
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With restrictions and guidelines in place to help ensure the safety of students and athletes, local high schools are preparing in hopes to compete in their respective fall sports.
Former Caldwell County football star Jaylen Boyd has already opened the 2020 campaign with an accolade, when earlier this week Lindsey Wilson College officials announced Boyd was one of five Mid-South Conference gridders was named to the College Football American…
Former Caldwell County star Bryce Thomas, bound for Northern Kentucky baseball this fall, stayed hot on Monday night at Brooks Stadium in Paducah — going 1-for-4 with a two-out, two-RBI double in the top of the ninth inning to help…
He’s never coached Terrence Clark, but he’s coached against the incoming Kentucky freshman guard often and Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.) coach Peter Wehye has never failed to be impressed.
Kentucky lost some big offensive numbers off its 2020 softball team with the graduation of Alex Martens and Bailey Vicky, two of the nation’s best offensive players last season. However, signee Erin Coffel of Indiana will arrive on campus with…
Former college basketball coach and current ESPN analyst Seth Greenberg loved what Nate Sestina did for Kentucky last season and thought he was “terrific” for the Cats on the court and in the locker room.
Editor’s Note: This column was written before the announcement of the cancellation of spring sports and basketball events. Information from other schools in Hopkins County were omitted due to space issues.
When I wrote my last column, I was just finishing up going to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) basketball tournament and was making preparations to attend my first ever Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament.
Monday’s rain cast a dreary shadow over athletic fields across the southern Pennyrile but that shadow will remain for the foreseeable future with KHSAA’s mandated dead period for high school athletics.
The Dawson Springs High School softball team will start its season Monday with a home game against Christian Fellowship. Play starts at 5:30 p.m. at Dawson Springs City Park.
A long list of Dawson Springs High School student-athletes made various district and region teams based on their achievements in the classroom as well as the basketball court.
As the high school basketball season winds down to the postseason, one of the hot topics being discussed across the state is whether or not Kentucky high school basketball needs a shot clock.
Tuesday was filled with ups and downs for local teams as the Trigg County Lady Wildcats made history against Caldwell County, and the Hopkinsville Lady Tigers suffered a tough defeat at the hands of the Henderson County Lady Colonels.
As college football leaders work to rescue a football season worth billions in revenue from the threat of COVID-19, the players have become emboldened.
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains essentially unchanged for the event that has been postponed until next year, organizers said on Monday.
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — With about 70 laps to go in his back-and-forth battle against Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin radioed in to his team: “This is awesome racing.”
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Big Ten player of the year Luka Garza announced Sunday he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and will return to Iowa for his senior season.
A group of Pac-12 football players on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic and other racial and economic issues in college sports are addressed.
The United States and the Soviet Union formed an uneasy pact to help turn back Nazi Germany during World War II. Less than a decade later, most global events were seen as part of the Cold War between the two super powers, including the Olympics.
HELSINKI (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. This story was published in The Sunday Star in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3 1952. The story, describing Czech Republ…
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In the grand scheme of things, Benn Fields knows he's lucky. His career as an elite high jumper has taken him around the globe more than once — to Nigeria, Mexico, Guatemala, the Middle East, even Russia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to an indelible character actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon,” “The Natural” and “The Firm,” has died. He was 85.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney by two lengths at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95.