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Details for Muhammad Ali’s LouisvilleKY funeral

Louisville, KY., – Muhammad Ali’s funeral will take place in his hometown of Louisville, KY on Friday, June 10th at the KFC YUM! Center. The service will be open to the public and will begin at 2:00 pm. For those unable to attend, it will be streamed live from www.alicenter.org. The event will be open to the public with limited seating. Information and details on tickets will be released as they become available. In addition to the funeral, there will be a procession throughout Louisville to allow the general public to pay their last respect to the “Greatest of All Time.”…


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LouisvilleKY honors Muhammad Ali with new website

Website brings together all things about Ali in Louisville; festival meant to inspire children LOUISVILLE, KY (June 6, 2016) – Muhammad Ali was a global icon and a true citizen of the world. But he was first and always a citizen of Louisville, where he was born and raised. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced two local efforts to honor Ali’s local legacy. To aid the thousands of visitors flowing into the city this week, Louisville Metro Government has launched a special website devoted to Ali’s life in the River City. The site, alilouisville.com, includes information about Ali’s childhood, his early boxing…


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LouisvilleKY’s Slugger Field voted best Triple-A Ballpark

>LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville Slugger Field has been voted the best Triple-A ballpark in America as part of Ballpark Digest’s “Best of the Ballparks 2016” contest. The bracket-style contest, which began with 30 total teams on May 11, ran for just over three weeks and lasted a total of five rounds. Louisville Slugger Field won the contest after defeating the Indianapolis Indians’ Victory Field in the final round by a difference of just 316 votes. In total, 14,356 fans voted during the final round of voting. “Louisville Slugger Field is one of the many jewels that minor league baseball has…


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West LouisvilleKY Outdoor Recreation Initiative master plan to be unveiled next week

Meeting to be held at Whitney Young Elementary on May 31st   Louisville, KY., – A master plan detailing future outdoor recreation opportunities in west Louisville will be unveiled during a public meeting at Whitney M. Young Elementary School on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. “The master plan for the West Louisville Outdoor Recreation Initiative is the result of a lot of hard work and thought about how to make nature-based programming and environmental education more accessible to families in those neighborhoods,” said Director of Metro Parks and Recreation Seve Ghose. “We’re hoping for abundant feedback on the plan…


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LouisvilleKY’s Cards set to take on Purdue

Cardinals will Face Purdue in ACC/Big Ten Challenge   LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team will face Purdue in the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30 in the KFC Yum! Center.   Purdue produced a 26-9 record and finished tied for third in the Big Ten Conference last season.  The Boilermakers, which were ranked 12th in the final Associated Press poll and 19th in the USA Today coaches poll, fell to Little Rock in double overtime in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.   In the last meeting between the two teams, Louisville fell…


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LouisvilleKY’s Churchill Downs to share Preakness excitement

Photo and story from www.churchilldowns.com. Louisville, Ky., – The quest by Reddam Racing LLC’s unbeaten Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands(Grade I) winner Nyquist to continue on the path to a Triple Crown continues Saturday, May 21 in the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes (GI) at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course, but fans at Churchill Downs Racetrack will share in the excitement as they view the classic race on the world’s largest 4K video board and take home a commemorative poster of the unbeaten champion’s triumph in the May 7 “Run for the Roses.” Churchill Downs will distribute 5,000 18” x…


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LouisvilleKy Men’s basketball successful on an off court

University of Louisville Men’s Basketball Team Achieves Academic and On-Court Success LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville men’s basketball team has continued to produce successful results in their academic pursuits while also achieving on the court. The Cardinals collectively attained a 3.38 grade-point average for the 2016 spring semester, with 14 of 15 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better GPA. Ten men’s basketball players achieved a 3.4 or higher GPA during the most recent semester. The men’s basketball team has been around an aggregate 3.0 GPA for 16 consecutive semesters and had attained a 3.36 GPA during the 2015…


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Bats return to LouisvilleKY for a seven game homestand

BATS HOST COLTS, STAR WARS NIGHT LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville Bats return home from their season-long 11-game, 10-day road trip through the division for a seven-game homestand. The homestand opens on Monday, May 16 with Scranton Wilkes-Barre making their lone trip to Louisville Slugger Field for four games. Thursday, May 19, is the third $1 Budweiser Happy Hour of the season from 5:30-7 p.m. with live music featuring “Soul Circus” on the Overlook Deck from 5:30-6:25 p.m. Friday, Columbus enters town and Colts in Motion will be at the stadium as gates will open at 5:45 p.m. with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Two Colts players,…


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LouisvilleKy’s Run for the Roses draws millions of viewers

  STAMFORD, Conn. – May 10, 2016 – NBC Sports’ coverage of Nyquist’s victory in Saturday’s 142nd Kentucky Derby averaged 15.5 million viewers – marking the fourth consecutive year the “Run for the Roses” has topped 15 million viewers on NBC, according to final data provided by The Nielsen Company. Viewership peaked with 17.9 million viewers from 6:45-7:00 p.m. ET when Nyquist crossed the finish line, which matched the peak from last year’s Kentucky Derby victory by Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. Nyquist’s time of 2:01.31 over the mile-and-a-quarter race topped Pharoah’s winning time by nearly two seconds (2:03.02). For the first time ever, NBC…


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DERBY: A Winner in LouisvilleKY, by the Numbers, Betting and a Complaint

So you had Nyquist and Exaggerator in the exacta, did you? Sorry, but you don’t get the same kind of amazed reactions from us, even if you bet on the horse only because you’re a Detroit Red Wings hockey fan. We know you bet the favorite in the Derby and it paid off to the tune of $6.60.  So don’t over-celebrate — it’s not like you picked Mine That Bird in 2009. Chalk was the big winner on the big race — I had my money on horses that finished 2nd, 4th and 5th. In all I spent $98.40 on…