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Former Hopkinsville Tiger soccer player Derek Smith has played the beautiful game all over the country, but this past week, he brought the world's game to the turf of the Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex for a youth camp.

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It's the birthplace of the blues. Where fired spits caramelize melt-in-your-mouth barbecue, then serve it up in droves on Beale Street.

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Christian County High School shortstop Emmy Blane had several irons in the fire during her high school career, but that never changed her mindset of always putting the team first.

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Despite not being pleased with his finish at the Clark's Pump-N-Shop Kentucky Amateur, Murray State's Austin Knight is exempt for the 2020 tournament because he tied for 20th Thursday at the Country Club of Paducah.

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Only those close to the University Heights Academy track program knew how good Isiah Pantiere was when he joined the Blazers as a senior.

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MURRAY -- The Christian County Lady Colonels have played their fair share of games so far this summer and they wrapped it up with six games at Murray State against teams they've never seen before.

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Most high-school track-and-field athletes have a specialty. For some it's relays, for others it's distance, sprints or jumps.

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University Heights Academy's Brady Bilyeu and Dylan Edmonson are good tennis players in their own right but when they team up for doubles, their talents go to another level.

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Bowling Green Hot Rod hurler Easton McGee didn't have a big job in Tuesday's Midwest All-Star Game in South Bend, Indiana, but delivered when his name was called. 

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Kelly Coleman -- better-known as "King" Kelly Coleman after becoming the all-time leading scorer in Kentucky high school basketball history -- died Sunday. He was 80.

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Hoptown Hopper Ben Huber was surprised by his parents as they drove the seven and a half hours from Pendleton, South Carolina, to Hopkinsville to watch their son play on Father's Day weekend and their presence gave him a spark on Sunday.

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The Muhlenberg County Stallions made their second trip to Hoptown this week, but came away with a win Friday to snap the Hoppers' seven-game winning streak. 

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Hopkinsville football coach Craig Clayton definitely isn't a fan of losing seasons and in his career, he hasn't had a lot of them. But after back-to-back losing records in the regular season, Clayton is ready to make a change.

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Flag Football is typically associated with youth sports, but a company is opening the doors of flag football and maybe more to Hopkinsville and the surrounding areas.

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University Heights Academy boys' basketball coach Grant Shouse wrapped up his seventh Blazers Basketball Camp on Wednesday, and this year was one of his most popular with around 40 campers.

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Lane Diuguid continued his hot start to the summer on the mound as he threw 113 pitches and struck out 11 in seven innings of work as he helped the Hoptown Hoppers defeat the Muhlenberg County Stallions 10-0 at Tiger Field tonight.

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LEXINGTON -- EJ Montgomery knows what he needs to do to become a lottery pick in next year's NBA Draft. He was close to remaining in this year's pool of draftees but opted to return for a second season with the Wildcats.

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LEXINGTON -- Ashton Hagans leaned on Kentucky coach John Calipari when it came down to making a final determination on his future.

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LOUISVILLE -- If Friday's Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game was a prize fight, the Kentucky team definitely wouldn't be bringing home the big bucks as Team Indiana hit early and often in their 97-64 victory.

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A week ago, Toree McMain resigned from her post as Trigg County softball coach, but it wasn't to nurture a new team. Rather, it was to raise and nurture her own family.

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When Derrick Hickman was hired as the University Heights Academy girls basketball coach May 10, he could have easily gone right into preparing his team for the 2019-20 season, but that's not the way Hickman does things.

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The Trigg County duo of Ty Meacham and Chase Oglesby finished sixth overall at the KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship last weekend at Kentucky Dam Marina in Gilbertsville.

He's never met Kentucky linebacker Kash Daniel, but Pikeville High School junior Jackson Hensley admits he is "inspired" by what Daniel has done in college.

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties.

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options.

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee is formally opening its 145 million Swiss francs ($145 million) new headquarters exactly 125 years after the Olympic Games was revived.