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Bats’ Go Back to Blue, and Red for Louisville KY AAA Team

Louisville KY’s Bats Unveil New Look I’m hearing mixed reviews on the new look of the Louisville Bats, as the new uniforms and logos were unveiled today at Slugger Field. On one hand, the color change to red and blue is welcome and more in line with our city’s baseball tradition. But that Bat is ugly. Maybe the team just needs to sell more merchandise. Here’s the official release. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats unveiled new logos and uniforms to be used for the 2016 season and beyond Monday afternoon at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Bats majority…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Will Bevin Bury Kynect?

This week we learned that the Republican strategy of tying Democratic opponents to President Obama in Kentucky, where Obama’s approval rating is about 30 percent, still works, especially if the Dem is Jack Conway. Our next governor is Matt Bevin, who won by a wide margin in an election that only a third of registered voters in Kentucky bothered to participate in. The good news is Bevin will certainly be different and his team will be inexperienced in Frankfort bureaucracy and methods. And he’s hired Hal Heiner for his transition team. The bad news: He says of Kynect, the popular health…


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In Louisville KY It’s Always Time to Think Derby

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE PRE-SALE OF 2016 KENTUCKY DERBY, OAKS TICKETS is NOV. 4 LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Wednesday, Nov. 4 is the last day for the public to register online for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Nov. 10 online pre-sale of approximately 10,000 reserved seats to the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Longines Kentucky Oaks. If any seats remain after the Nov. 10 pre-sale, they will be available to non-registered fans starting Thursday, Nov. 12. The deadline to register online ends at midnight ET on Nov. 4, 2015. If you do not register, you cannot take part in the pre-sale and will have…


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LouisvilleKY’s The WEEK: Sombreros, Spooks, Skeletons

LouisvilleKY.com is celebrating/lamenting the end of October and Daylight Savings Time by getting out on the town and, also, watching some good TV — Cards at Wake Forest Friday night, then the Breeders Cup all weekend (you can still get a Friday ticket for $22 on StubHub). On Sunday, you can see Rick Pitino’s Cardinals at the Yum! Center against Bellarmine. Sad Sombrero: Let’s not feel sorry for U of L president James Ramsey, whose office had to defend this embarrassing photo of staff members making fun of Mexicans. The pic was from a story reported by the Courier-Journal at…


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Louisville Ky racing fans rejoice – Fall Meet begins Sunday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015) – Racing on the Kentucky circuit won’t skip a beat after Keeneland plays host to the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. Churchill Downs Racetrack will open its 126th Fall Meet on Sunday, Nov. 1 with a 10-race program at 12:40 p.m. (all times Eastern). The popular 21-day stand, which covers a four-week stretch through Sunday, Nov. 29, kicks off in style Sunday with the 11th annual “Stars of Tomorrow I” program, which is entirely devoted to hopeful 2-year-old stars that have aspirations of trail-blazing their way to next year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by…


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Watch and Bet on Breeders’ Cup at Louisville Ky’s Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015) – Don’t have tickets to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course? The next best place to watch and wager on the year-end championship event in Kentucky is Churchill Downs Racetrack. Churchill Downs will be open Friday, Oct. 30 at 11:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) and Saturday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. for a simulcast of the two-day Breeders’ Cup. General admission is $3. All of the racing action will be broadcast on Churchill Downs’ massive ultra-high definition “Big Board” – the world’s largest 4K video screen – and other television monitors throughout…


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University of Louisville tickets go on sale tomorrow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A limited number of single-game tickets for the University of Louisville’s home men’s basketball non-conference games in the KFC Yum! Center this season will go on sale on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m.  A special nine-game ticket package for all of the Cardinals’ ACC home games is also available.   Single-game tickets are $43 each, with the exception of the two $48 Billy Minardi Classic doubleheaders, and are located in the upper corners and end court areas of the arena. Tickets will be on sale at the UofL Ticket Office, located near Gate 2 of Papa…


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In Football, It was Reality Weekend In Louisville KY

A Not-So-Great Louisville KY Football Weekend In college sports, this really is a basketball town. Make that state. OK, region. It becomes evident every October, and is usually drilled home in November. Exhibit A – Yesterday’s results. The brightest moment for an area school was Louisville’s ugly 17-14 win over Boston College at home. And by bright, I mean a game that included 21 punts, and 4 fumbles, played under gray skies, and occasional rain, in a half-empty stadium. Bobby Petrino’s offensive genius label is peeling off as quickly as the school’s reputation for high morals, as the Card QB…


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THE WEEK: Scandal in Louisville KY, and Then the Good News

Louisville KY’s Latest Scandal Update: It looks like Olivia Pope and the President will. . . On, not that scandal. Around here, the big news was Tuesday’s all-day Card-bashing fest on ESPN. The network interviewed Katina Powell, who has retained local attorney Larry Wilder, and let Powell expose evidence that she was operating a brothel of sorts at Minardi Hall. ESPN said it had five former players and recruits to corroborate the story, and a money trail directly from Andre McGee to Powell. My TAKE: Believe me, everyone has an opinion. Mine is that the school won’t soon recover in…


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Scandal Fatigue: How Can We Cheer For These Guys Now?

Remember how you used to imagine what life was like for your favorite college basketball player — balancing class attendance with road games and practice, all in order to help your school win a championship? Remember when players weren’t the targets of intense recruiting battles and didn’t expect anything more than an eduction in exchange for performing in athletics? Welcome to 2015, the year that any remaining innocence was pronounced dead. The bombshell day was Oct. 20, the day Katina Powell talked publicly, named names and dragged Louisville’s name through the national mud on ESPN, and got an entire sports-addicated…