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Breeders’ Cup returns to Louisville KY

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 25, 2016) – The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, has today announced that it will return to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky in 2018.  As part of the company’s ongoing strategy to maintain a three-year out host site plan, Breeders’ Cup will work closely with Churchill Downs and the local Louisville community to drive excitement and anticipation for the event over the next few years.   One of the world’s most iconic and recognized tracks, Churchill Downs last hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2011. The return to Louisville reflects the…


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Bats to bring in 10 millionth fan to their Louisville Ky stadium tonight

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As Thunder Over Louisville approaches, the Louisville Bats are approaching their 10 millionth fan at Louisville Slugger Field since the stadium first opened its gates on April 12, 2000. Since 2000, the Bats have drawn 9,998,623, making the 1,377th fan through the gatestonight, the 10 millionth fan. The Bats have surpassed 500,000 fans in each season since 2000, including a franchise record 685,863 the year the ballpark opened, the 20th-best season attendance in Minor League baseball history at the time.   In the 11 seasons since 2005, the Bats have been in the top five in…


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Louisville Ky baseball fun at Slugger Field

Louisville, Ky., – First off, your welcome, Louisville Bats. Just by the Bentley Crew showing up, you were able to break a four game losing streak … at least that’s what we’re telling ourselves. But, in all honestly, and at the risk of journalistic integrity, we had a great time at Sunday’s face off with the Toldeo Mud Hens — even up to the bitter end at the bottom of the 11th inning. The weather was nice, the game was exciting and my kids were in good moods. What more could you ask for? “They have a mac and cheese…


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Petrino to stay in Louisville Ky longer

From www.gocards.com LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville has agreed to a new seven-year contract for football head coach Bobby Petrino that furthers his association with the Cardinals through the 2023 season, Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich announced on Thursday. Petrino, who boasts the top winning percentage in school history, conducted one of the best coaching jobs of his career last season. He guided the Cardinals to eight wins over their final 10 games, including a 27-21 victory over Texas A&M in the Music City Bowl. Led by true freshman quarterback Lamar Jackson, who set a bowl record with…


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The Bats are Back — It’s Opening Night in LouisvilleKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will return home from their season opening seven-game road trip, to begin the 17th home season of Bats’ baseball at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, April 14 at 7:05 p.m. Louisville will face the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. Fans can enjoy $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts at the $1 Budweiser Beer Happy Hour on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-7:00 p.m. along with live music by the J.D. Shelburne Band. The first 1,000 fans 16-and-older will be given a Koozie presented by Etscorn Auto Collision. Also, Bats magnetic schedule will be given out at the…


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It’s time for some baseball in Louisville Ky! Bats open season Thursday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats will return home from their season opening seven-game road trip, to begin the 17th home season of Bats’ baseball at Louisville Slugger Field on Thursday, April 14 at 7:05 p.m. Louisville will face the Toledo Mud Hens, the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.   Fans can enjoy $1 Bud and Bud Light drafts at the $1 Budweiser Beer Happy Hour on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-7:00 p.m. along with live music by the J.D. Shelburne Band. The first 1,000 fans 16-and-older will be given a Koozie presented by Etscorn Auto Collision. Also, Bats magnetic schedule will be given out at…


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Louisville Ky’s Kentucky Derby Museum offers ‘superfecta of tours’

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 11, 2016) – Kentucky Derby Museum is now offering the Around the Track Golf Cart tour, the superfecta of tours! Hop aboard the Museum’s deluxe golf cart and experience a whole new way to see Churchill Downs Racetrack. The tour is limited to just six guests, making it feel like your own personal tour of the track.   Led by a knowledgeable Kentucky Derby Museum guide, the tour departs from the outside grounds, travels through the Paddock, and then heads rail side to take in the horses’ morning workout on the track. Next, guests will ride…


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University of Louisville self-imposes more penalties; Here’s official statement

Statement From the Office of the President University of Louisville regarding NCAA Compliance Review and Additional Measures:   The University of Louisville continues to work collaboratively with the NCAA in the investigation of the University’s men’s basketball program.  As a member of the NCAA, the University takes its responsibility for NCAA compliance seriously, and has cooperated with the NCAA in an effort to close this difficult chapter as soon as possible consistent with NCAA enforcement procedures.  Under NCAA rules, the University is not able to discuss the investigation or the facts developed to date, but looks forward to doing so…


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Basketball isn’t over yet in Louisville Ky

ROSTER RELEASED FOR DERBY FESTIVAL CLASSIC UK’s Brad Calipari to participate in All-Star Game April 5, 2016. Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival will host some of the top basketball recruits in the country for the 44th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s on Friday, April 15. This year’s roster includes 18 players ranked in the Top 100 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com,Scout.com and 247sports.com; McDonald’s All-American: Terrance Ferguson; UK recruit Brad Calipari; Indiana signees Curtis Jones and De’Ron Davis and University of Louisville walk-on Tyler Sharpe. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars…


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Louisville Ky’s soccer season is officially underway

Story and Pictures from louisvillecityfc.com By Quin Welch, LouCity Insider LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville City FC opened its 2016 home schedule on Saturday at Louisville Slugger Field in front of 7,522 fans. The match — played under a high-wind advisory — saw the visiting New York Red Bulls II escape with a 2-0 victory via Junior Flemmings (29th minute) and Brandon Allen (79) strikes. “We’ve got the best fans in the league,” O’Connor said. “To have 7,500 was a testament to them. They kept cheering away and kept trying to encourage us. We thank them for that and we will be better. “We have…