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Mighty Babe Ruth Bat Added to Hands-On Experience for Guests at LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Museum & Factory

Special-Order Bat Used by Ruth Unveiled for 100th Anniversary Celebration LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  — Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory has a thrilling new experience in its line-up. Starting this week, guests can hold a bat that was actually used by Babe Ruth. This extraordinary opportunity is the museum’s way of celebrating the 100thAnniversary of Ruth signing a contract with Hillerich & Bradsby Co., the makers of Louisville Slugger baseball bats. Ruth signed-up with the company on July 9, 1918, for $100 and a set of H&B golf clubs. The unique bat was wielded by the Bambino sometime during the 1933 – 1934 seasons. According to the Letter of…


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LouisvilleKY earns first league win since May

Story and photo from Louisville City FC’s website…. Louisville, KY., – Louisville City FC defeated the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 2-1, thanks to goals from Kyle Smith and Cameron Lancaster en route to City’s first three points in the league since the end of May. A resilient City defense kept Tampa at bay for 71 minutes as goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh made four saves on the evening.   What Happened?The opening 15 minutes of the match saw the Rowdies test City’s backline a number of times but the hosts ultimately failed to penetrate and find the scoresheet. As City looked to break…


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Graduate Guard Khwan Fore Will Play for LouisvilleKY Basketball

          LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Khwan Fore, a starting guard for the last two seasons at the University of Richmond, has signed a financial aid agreement at the University of Louisville to play his final collegiate basketball season with the Cardinals.           “Khwan is an explosive athlete who will be one of our better perimeter defenders,” said UofL Coach Chris Mack. “With so many talented ball-handlers on our schedule, his ability to contain the dribble will be challenged. He’s tough, well coached and as a senior will provide added experience to our roster immediately. During his visit, our team…


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LouisvilleKY’s Ray Spalding Selected by Philadelphia 76ers in NBA Draft, Traded to Dallas Mavericks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Ray Spalding, a junior forward for the University of Louisville last season, has been selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2018 NBA Draft with the 56th pick overall.  He was subsequently traded to the Dallas Mavericks. An All-ACC Honorable Mention selection, Spalding averaged 12.3 points and 8.7 rebounds as a junior last season with 62 blocked shots and a team-high 54 steals.  A three-time All-ACC Academic team choice, he was sixth in the ACC and 54th in the nation in rebounding, averaging 8.7 per game — nearly double his average from his sophomore…


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Justify Breezes Five Furlongs in 1:01.40 at LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes

Story and photo from ChurchillDowns.comLouisville, KY., – Under sunny skies and a comfortable 63 degrees, undefeated Kentucky Derby (Grade I) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner Justify completed his serious preparations for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a five-furlong breeze over a “fast” Churchill Downs track in 1:01.40 with Martin Garciain the saddle. With a few hundred spectators on hand, WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s colt came onto the track at 7:30 a.m.  Monday (all times Eastern) during a special 10-minute training period for locally-based Belmont Stakes contenders. Justify broke away from the stable pony Sunny and trainer Bob Baffert’s chief assistant Jimmy Barnes at the…


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LouisvilleKY will face Michigan State in 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 27

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Michigan State in the 20th Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge in the KFC Yum! Center on Nov. 27. The tipoff time and television network will be announced at a later date. Ranked fifth nationally in the final Associated Press poll last season, Michigan State produced the fourth-most victories in school history during the 2017-18 season with a 30-5 overall record.  The Spartans advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Ten Conference Regular Season Championship with a 16-2 league mark.  Three of its five starters return including 6-0 junior guard…


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LouisvilleKY Baseball to Open NCAA Championship at Lubbock Regional

Story and photo from gocards.com   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the first time since 2012, the University of Louisville baseball team will open the NCAA Championship away from home as the 21st-ranked Cardinals were assigned to the Lubbock Regional and a first round game against Kent State, the NCAA Selection Committee announced on Monday. No. 2 seeded Louisville (43-17) and No. 3 Kent State (39-16) will play Friday at 7 p.m., ET at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park on the campus of Texas Tech University. The No. 9 national seed and host Red Raiders (39-17) will open the Lubbock…


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Triple Crown contender Justify returns to LouisvilleKY to train for third jewel

Story and photo from www.churchilldowns.com   Louisville, KY., – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners and Starlight Racing’s undefeated Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. (all times Eastern) to begin training for the third jewel in racing’s Triple Crown, the June 9 Belmont Stakes (GI). “It was a very smooth trip back to Kentucky,” Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s assistant Jimmy Barnes said. “We had a great trip to Pimlico. We brought two horses and they both won. The only thing that wasn’t so great was the weather….


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Five LouisvilleKY Programs Are Among National APR Leaders

University of Louisville’s women’s golf team has earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards eight-consecutive years, men’s basketball for six straight.   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Five University of Louisville athletics teams are among the nation’s leaders within their sports in the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, the NCAA released on Wednesday.   UofL’s men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s golf are among the top-10 percent in their respective sports in the latest APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention, and graduation for student-athletes.   It is the sixth-straight year that the Cardinals’ men’s basketball team has received…


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Christen Cunningham heads for Louisville KY to join UofL Basketball Roster

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Christen Cunningham, a three-year starter at Samford University who is the Bulldogs’ career assists leader, has signed a financial aid agreement at the University of Louisville to play his final collegiate basketball season with the Cardinals. “We are excited to add Christen Cunningham, Samford’s all-time assist leader, to our team for the coming season,” said UofL Coach Chris Mack. “Christen is a phenomenal person, high character and a winner on the court. He makes his teammates better, looks to make the right play and understands the game on both ends of the court.  He was well-coached both…