LEXINGTON, Ky. — Several local athletes were among the hundreds of high school wrestlers in the crowd Tuesday at the state high school wrestling tournament and with the final rounds taking place in Lexington this afternoon, many still have a lot to look forward to.
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ATLANTA (AP) — Max Scherzer is lined up to throw the Los Angeles Dodgers' first pitch in the NL Championship Series only two days after delivering the final pitch in their NL Division Series-clinching win.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay’s injury-riddled defense has yet to hit its stride this season. However, the Buccaneers continue to thrive with an offense that’s become even more potent with the re-emergence of Leonard Fournette.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It only took about a day after Chase Elliott wished Kevin Harvick “a merry offseason and Happy Christmas” for NASCAR's reigning champion to get the zinger on merchandise on his official website.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bobby Wagner has seen the highlights of what happens when Najee Harris gets in space and there's a defender within arm's reach.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rory McIlroy was trying to illustrate how deep the talent pool is on the PGA Tour by sharing a story about how impressed he was with Keith Mitchell the first time they played together.
First things first for Mikaela Shiffrin: She is certain she wants to participate in every individual women’s Alpine ski race at the Beijing Olympics.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Taylor Fritz beat No. 3 seed Alexander Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Friday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in front of a hometown crowd, scoring the biggest win of his young career.
If a 12-team format is the future of the College Football Playoff —- and odds are that it still is despite a recent detour on the road to expansion — among the many details that need to be worked out is when it would start.
MIAMI (AP) — At Miami’s first preseason game of the year, something caught Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s attention as he stood in his customary spot between his team’s bench and the scorer’s table.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — First came the woman, then the fastest cars in racing.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting through the first six games of World Cup qualifying has taken a village for the United States.
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Cameron Norrie routed 11th-seeded Diego Schwartzman 6-0, 6-2 on Thursday to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open and extend the best season of his career.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler repeatedly blew bubbles with his gum and popped them during his postseason managerial debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and oh does Dave Roberts remember his division counterpart doing that during their playing days in Double-A.
HOUSTON (AP) — Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora was already counting on a rematch with his former team even before the Houston Astros advanced to their fifth straight AL Championship Series.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tristan Jarry had 26 saves, Danton Heinen and Brian Boyle scored early second-period goals, and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in the regular-season opener on Tuesday night.
BOSTON (AP) — First was the marathon.
Hopkinsville exacted some revenge over a team that beat them before the district tournament and will live to see another day as they came out on top as the Lady Tigers defeated Trigg County 3-1 at Madisonville North Hopkins on Monday. Hoptown will face North on Wednesday in the semifinal rou…
AUSTIN, Texas — Ricardo Pepi got a pair of goals early in the second half, becoming at 18 the youngest American to score in consecutive World Cup qualifiers, and the United States dominated Jamaica in a 2-0 victory Thursday night.
While it has been a long road for the University Heights Academy Blazers, the journey paid off for the group.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid spent time last week tracking down coaches and players that have worked with Josh Gordon, trying to get their opinion of a wildly talented wide receiver who couldn't seem to steer clear of off-the-field troubles.
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It's been nearly 16 months since Bubba Wallace was waiting out a rainstorm in his motorhome in the Talladega Superspeedway infield when NASCAR informed its only full-time Black driver that a noose had been found in his garage stall.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays fought furiously in 2020 for their first division title in over a decade, assuring themselves home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs.
CHICAGO (AP) — The last time Tony La Russa managed in the playoffs, he guided St. Louis to the 2011 World Series title.
The Christian County Colonels had University Heights Academy on their heels as they battled against the top-seeded Blazers but the Eighth District’s best in the regular season put it together late and behind a hat trick from Connor Dill, UHA defeated County 5-2 and clinched a spot in the Eig…
Reporters who covered Tom Brady for two decades in New England rarely expected anything enlightening or entertaining to emerge from the quarterback's mouth. Keep to the straight and narrow, reveal nothing about yourself or your team, and just win.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's prospects of winning its biggest game in several years likely depends on its ability to protect the ball better than it has all season.
Missouri coach Eli Drinkwitz has seen four very different offenses through the first four games of the season.
Wake Forest is again off to a fast start under coach Dave Clawson and has the best record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The WNBA semifinal playoff series are knotted at a game apiece and both could go the full five games based on the historic and gritty performances thus far.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears will wait until game time to announce their starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Detroit, choosing between Andy Dalton and rookie Justin Fields.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Sportsbooks say Sunday's showdown between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick is shaping up to be the most heavily bet on NFL game of the regular season.
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Aidan O’Connell threw for 374 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, David Bell had a career-best 240 yards receiving, and visiting Purdue beat No. 2 Iowa 24-7 on Saturday in Iowa City.
BOISE — If penalties, dropped passes and an inability to slow the Air Force rushing attack weren’t bad enough, the Boise State football team found a new way to lose Saturday night.
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BOISE — Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson shared a ride to Albertsons Stadium on Saturday afternoon with the game officials. He was reminded how big of a deal the blue turf remains.
Props to UW coach Paul Chryst for calling a fake punt, but the Badgers allowed Army to stick around, which results in lackluster grades from columnist Jim Polzin.
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