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June 30, 2020

Louisville City FC to return on July 12 with fans in stands

Jack Pilgrim 3:10pm June 30, 2020 6/30/20

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Louisville City FC will officially return to action on July 12. According to a report by ESPN this afternoon, LouCity’s Lynn Family Stadium will open its doors – with fans – next weekend with a match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. With this news, the USL will officially become the first U.S. sports league to play…

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June 27, 2020

Good News and Bad News for Coronavirus in College Football

Nick Roush 4:00pm June 27, 2020 6/27/20

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College football has given us some good news and some bad news as coronavirus cases spike across the country. As is tradition, I’ll start with the bad news. COVID-19 continues to plague the Clemson football program. Friday afternoon the school announced 14 more players tested positive, increasing their coronavirus cases to 37 over the last…

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How Coronavirus Financial Shortcomings could lead to NBA Expansion in Louisville

Nick Roush 1:00pm June 27, 2020 6/27/20

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The coronavirus’ cancellation of the 2020 NCAA men’s basketball tournament was an unmitigated short term disaster for basketball fans across the Commonwealth. One unintended long term coronavirus consequence could bring NBA basketball back to the Bluegrass. Sam Quinn of CBS Sports examined how the city of Louisville could transform from being the NBA’s ultimate bridesmaid,…

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June 26, 2020

South Carolina AD Ray Tanner hopes to know plan for college football by early August

Zack Geoghegan 9:30pm June 26, 2020 6/26/20 Comments Disabled

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All sports fans can do right now is wait, but knowing how long they have to wait can help ease the anticipation. In a letter published to the school’s website on Friday afternoon, South Carolina athletic director Ray Tanner unveiled his hopes for a proposal regarding the upcoming college football season: early August is the…

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Indy 500 will allow fans in the stands at 50% capacity

Zack Geoghegan 7:15pm June 26, 2020 6/26/20

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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway could see as many as 175,000 fans in attendance for the annual Indy 500. The president of IMS, Doug Boles, wrote in a letter to ticket holders regarding the race–which is currently scheduled for August, 23–informing them of the decision. Typically, full capacity for the track is roughly 350,000. BREAKING: @IMS…

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June 24, 2020

Kentucky releases plan for reopening schools; Distance learning remains an option

Maggie Davis 11:00pm June 24, 2020 6/24/20

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Although there are still more questions than answers when it comes to COVID-19, Kentucky students, parents and educators are beginning to get a clearer picture regarding their return to the classroom this fall. Kentucky officials released their plan for reopening the state’s schools Wednesday evening, when Interim Commissioner of Education Kevin Brown released a document…

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June 23, 2020

Several NBA players test positive for coronavirus as league officially announces return

Zack Geoghegan 9:00pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20

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The NBA is officially coming back, but concerns about safety continue to grow. Earlier on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association officially agreed to terms on a revised Collective Bargaining Agreement that will restart the 2019-20 season. The transaction window, which allows teams to sign or waive…

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MLBPA agrees to 60-game season; Opening Day set for July 24

Zack Geoghegan 8:30pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20

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Well, it finally happened. Baseball is coming back–for now, at least. As first reported by CBS Sports’ Jim Bowden, the Major League Baseball Players Association has agreed to terms with the MLB on a 60-game season for 2020 with Opening Day slated for July 24. #MLBPA has informed #MLB players will report on July 1st for…

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Greg Sankey believes fate of college football will be known in late July

Zack Geoghegan 8:00pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20

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Everyone involved expects college football to happen in some form or fashion this fall, but the actual concept is still a work in progress. During an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show this past Monday, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said that the fate of the upcoming college football season will be known by the end…

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June 22, 2020

Louisville City FC to return with fans at 50% capacity

Jack Pilgrim 9:30pm June 22, 2020 6/22/20

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Louisville City FC will return with fans this summer. This evening, the club announced that Gov. Andy Beshear’s office has approved a plan allowing up to 50% capacity at Lynn Family Stadium with temperature screenings, mandatory face coverings, and proper physical distancing. “In what’s been a challenging year, we’re excited to be able to open…

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July 11, 2020

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey not optimistic about football this fall: “The direct reality is not good.”

Nick Roush 11:30am July 11, 2020 7/11/20

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“We are running out of time to correct and get things right.” Greg Sankey’s words on Saturday morning’s edition of Marty and McGee cast doubt on the likelihood of college football being played this fall. The statement comes on the heels of the Big Ten and Pac-12’s decisions to exclusively play conference games this fall.…

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July 10, 2020

Pac-12 moving to conference-only football season

Zack Geoghegan 7:30pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Just one day after the Big Ten made its announcement, the Pac-12 is following suit. On Friday afternoon, the Pac-12 announced through a press release that several fall sports will participate in conference-only schedules in order to secure a more safe-to-play environment. Among the sports included are football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball.…

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Jockey pulled from Keeneland after testing positive for coronavirus

Zack Geoghegan 7:00pm July 10, 2020 7/10/20

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Luis Saez, one of the country’s top riders, has been pulled from his mounts at Keeneland. According to the Daily Racing Forum, Saez has been ruled out indefinitely after testing positive for the coronavirus following his race on Friday. Saez’s agent, Kiaran McLaughlin, who is a Lexington native, told DRF that her client had presented…

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July 9, 2020

Where Kentuckians WILL and WILL NOT have to wear a mask

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 7:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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Starting tomorrow at 5 p.m., Kentuckians will be required to wear masks in public with certain exceptions. Governor Andy Beshear’s office released the full list of where you will and will not have to mask up for the next month, so get familiar with it. REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK While inside, or waiting in…

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Governor Andy Beshear issues mask mandate for Kentucky

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 4:52pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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Starting tomorrow at 5 p.m., Kentuckians must wear a mask or facial covering in indoor and outdoor public spaces across the state. Governor Andy Beshear announced the news this afternoon at his press briefing in Frankfort. “Today, I signed an executive order that is, starting tomorrow at 5 p.m. I’m going to mandate that Kentuckians…

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ACC Olympic Sports Delayed until at least Sept. 1

Nick Roush 1:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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A day after the Ivy League delayed any athletic activities until Jan. 1 of 2021, a Power Five conference is making moves, just a little less drastic. The ACC announced Thursday morning that all fall Olympic sports will not participate in competitions until at least Sept. 1. This ruling applies to men’s and women’s cross…

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More than 75% of Power Five Athletic Directors Believe College Football Season will be Delayed

Nick Roush 12:00pm July 9, 2020 7/9/20

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As coronavirus cases rise across the country, athletic directors’ optimism is waning for an on-time start to the college football season. “Everyone is pessimistic,” one Power Five administrator told 247 Sports‘ Brandon Marcello earlier this week. After conversations with a few officials, Marcello expected the big leagues to make decisions on the season’s start time…

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July 8, 2020

Ivy League cancels fall sports, will reevaluate schedule in January 2021

Maggie Davis 11:00pm July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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If there is football in the fall, the Ivy League programs won’t be participating. That goes for the entire slate of fall sports, too. The league has cancelled fall sports for the 2020 season, but there is still a chance these sports could resume in the spring. The conference will reevaluate the possibility of sports…

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Baltimore Ravens will reduce stadium capacity to fewer than 14,000 fans

Nick Roush 2:40pm July 8, 2020 7/8/20

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Speculation swirls daily surrounding the return of sports in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest development comes from the NFL and it casts an ominous cloud for fans who wish to be in the stands to watch their favorite football team this fall. In an address to season ticket holders, the Ravens announced…

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Jimmie Johnson Cleared to Return to Racing at Kentucky Speedway

Nick Roush 11:00am July 8, 2020 7/8/20 Comments Disabled

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One of NASCAR’s biggest stars sill return to the track this weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Jimmie Johnson missed last week’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after self-reporting a positive test for COVID-19, becoming the first driver sidelined by coronavirus. Today Hendrick Motorsports announced Johnson has passed the criteria to return to racing, which requires two…

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