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BOZICH | Spalding a solid fit at Louisville? Three votes Yes

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Rick Pitino can't talk about Raymond Spalding's commitment to the University of Louisville but three other coaches discussed the decision by the Trinity star.

CRAWFORD | UK-U of L: We're not talking about the game, we're talking about lunch

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Eric Crawford writes about the Governor's Cup Luncheon, and whether UK coach Mark Stoops' decision not to attend means anything to the future of the rivalry.

Sports Page Live Chat Replay - U of L football 2015 commitments, ACC Media Day, assessing Pitino's 2015 team building Video included

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You can catch the full chat as it happens live Wednesdays starting at 10:30 a.m.

BOZICH | Kentucky, Indiana football make Most Improved List

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It's only Year Two, but Mark Stoops has already moved Kentucky onto one list of Most Improved college football teams for 2014. Kevin Wilson's Indiana team has landed on two of those lists.

BOZICH | Charlie Strong opens up to Sports Illustrated

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Former University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong is profiled in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. Strong talks about the challenges he has faced in his career -- and his new job at Texas.

CRAWFORD | Seven reasons to look forward to the new college football playoff

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Eric Crawford has seven thoughts on the new college football playoff, and a few things to look forward to.

PGA Championship part of UofL class curriculum

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A University of Louisville summer course combines classroom time with practical experience at the PGA Championship. 

120 players committed to PGA Championship at Valhalla

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Kentuckians J.B. Holmes and Kenny Perry will join PGA stars Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy at Valhalla.

SLIDESHOW: Tom Jurich featured on commemorative Maker's Mark bottle Video included

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The commemorative bottles will be available for sale on Friday, July 25.

CRAWFORD | Petrino makes case for Louisville's ACC expectations

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Louisville was picked to finish third in the Atlantic Division of the ACC in a vote of league media. Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said, "We hope to do better than we're picked."

LEWIS | Stoops skipping Governor's Cup event Video included

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Stoops says he didn't feel the event was the "wisest" investment of his time as UK prepares for the upcoming season.

CRAWFORD | Cardinals take their place at ACC Football Kickoff table Video included

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It has been, if you think about it, a whirlwind offseason for the University of Louisville football team.

Shoni puts on record-breaking show to win WNBA All-Star MVP

Shoni Schimmel, cheered on by former Louisville teammate Angel McCoughtry, accepts the MVP trophy. Shoni Schimmel, cheered on by former Louisville teammate Angel McCoughtry, accepts the MVP trophy.
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Showtime Shoni lived up to her nickname in her first WNBA All-Star Game, scoring an All-Star game record 29 points and dishing out eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory.

Pair of eagles puts McIlroy in command of British Open

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Rory McIlroy could have flinched after giving up his comfortable lead in the British Open. Instead, he blew everyone away. After three rounds, he leads the tournament my six strokes.

PGA restricts walk-in access at Valhalla for Championships Video included

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The Championship is about three weeks away but officials say it's never too soon to talk about parking, you may even have to drive away from the golf course just to get in.

LANE | Petrino to Mold the Offense Video included

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The U of L coach will continue to install his offense, then make adjustments based on his quarterback and personnel.

CRAWFORD | Stoops follows Saban circus with Kentucky reality Video included

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Amid typically low expectations from the rest of the league, University of Kentucky coach Mark Stoops pitched the positive changes in his program at SEC media days.

BOZICH | Russ Smith scores with NBA passing game

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Russ Smith said he didn't do anything special to celebrate his two-year deal with the Pelicans -- except dedicate himself to earning a second contract.

CRAWFORD | SEC Media picks UK last in East Division

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Kentucky was picked to finish last in the SEC's East Division and Bud Dupree was named second-team preseason all-conference in balloting by league media.

SLIDESHOW: Valhalla prepping for first PGA championship since 2000 Video included

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Preparations are in full swing to welcome the best golfers in the world to Valhalla for the PGA Championship.

Sports Chat Replay - Pitino's foreign recruit, Petrino's biggest challenge, your questions Video included

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Set your calendar for our next chat on July 23 at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you there!

CRAWFORD | Jeff Walz summer Q&A, WNBA, newcomers, more Video included

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University of Louisville coach Jeff Walz updated his team in a Tuesday meeting with reporters, including talk about his newcomers, WNBA All-Stars Shoni Schimmel and Angel McCaughtry, and more.

Rookie Schimmel owns WNBA's top-selling jersey

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The No. 8 draft pick out of Louisville leads the list announced Tuesday, ahead of Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock. 

CRAWFORD | Siva, Harrellson cut by Pistons, but both express gratitude

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Despite being waived Tuesday by the Detroit Pistons, former U of L star Peyton Siva and UK alum Josh Harrellson expressed thanks to the team and its fans.

CRAWFORD | With Adel commitment, Pitino keeps riding foreign wave

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Rick Pitino has gotten more than basketball from his foreign players -- he said he's gotten new energy in his career.

Indiana students testing high-tech football helmets

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The helmets are designed to detect sports-related brain injuries or concussions.

CRAWFORD | SEC's Slive keeps up pressure to autonomize 'big five'

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Mike Slive didn't back off his lobbying for autonomy for the "big five" college football conferences in remarks at SEC Media Days Monday.

CRAWFORD | Smith shines (20 points) in NBA Summer league debut

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Russ Smith got off to a slow start, but finished fast, with 20-points, including 10 in the fourth quarter to help his New Orleans Pelicans squad to a 19-point comeback and a victory in his first NBA Summer League action.

CRAWFORD | James homecoming evokes powerful themes

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LeBron James, with his decision to come home to Cleveland, not only was at peace that he was going to the right place, but this time, in his handling of the move, he did it the right way.

BOZICH | Who is Louisville's most influential football coach?

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As Louisville has made its way to the ACC over the last three decades, the Cards have been led by four outstanding football coaches. Which one has been the most influential?

CRAWFORD | Van Treese embraces new hoops adventure in Japan

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Stephan Van Treese has signed a contract to play professional basketball in Niigata, Japan. He leaves in late August.

SI: LeBron James says he's going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers Video included

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James tells Sports Illustrated, that he's decided to go home.

CRAWFORD | An essential question: How much is an NCAA athlete worth?

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The issues are complicated, but they boil down to one question for the NCAA: How much is an athlete worth? Eric Crawford explores the issue.

BOZICH | Top 10 Recruits at LeBron; More Behanan

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One take on the Top 10 performers at the LeBron James Skills Academy -- and more from former Louisville forward Chane Behanan.

BOZICH | Chane Behanan's NBA dream still deferred Video included

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Former Louisville star Chane Behanan hoped to earn a spot in the NBA Summer League, but on Wednesday he was playing pick-up basketball at a YMCA in Southern Indiana.

Louisville City FC hires Sporting KC official as president

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Buchholz will start in Louisville on August 4th, to prepare the club for its inaugural season beginning in march of 2015. 

CRAWFORD | Pitino breaks down his newcomers in summer news conference Video included

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University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino talked about his six-man freshman class and updated their status in a summer news conference on Wednesday. Get the details here.

BOZICH | Siva chasing, not sweating, second season with Pistons

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The Detroit Pistons have until July 20 to exercise the second-year option in Peyton Siva's contract. Siva has played two strong games in the NBA Summer League to impress his new coaches.

BOZICH | 5 college hoops nuggets -- Kaminsky questions UK loss

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There's always more college basketball news. Wisconsin star Frank Kaminsky questions the Badgers' Final Four loss to Kentucky as the summer recruiting season heats up.

CRAWFORD BLOG | Barnhart, UK look for suggestions for football 'signature traditions'

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UK is looking for 'signature traditions' for its football game-day experience. The suggestion of moving 'My Old Kentucky Home' to the start of the fourth quarter isn't likely to fly, but Eric Crawford has one suggestion.

CRAWFORD | Seven signs college football is almost here

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Yes, we're in a bit of a dead time for sports locally, but college football is on the way, and Eric Crawford has seven signs that the long wait for college football is drawing to a close.

LEWIS | Former Louisville Bats are MLB All-Stars

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Pitcher Aroldis Chapman, third baseman Todd Frazier, and catcher Devin Mesoraco will join pitcher Johnny Cueto on the 2014 MLB All-Star roster on July 15th.

LEWIS | Noel makes NBA debut

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Noel scores a game high 19 points in his NBA Summer League debut.

BOZICH | Correcting ESPN's list of top basketball coaches Video included

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ESPN has ranked the top 50 college basketball coaches in the nation -- and Rick Bozich of WDRB corrects their mistakes with his top 10.

NBA to Louisville? Making The Case

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The NBA to Louisville debate has percolated for years. WDRB.com intern Alex Mulhall makes his case for why the city should pursue an NBA franchise.

UK releases non-conference portion of basketball schedule

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Kentucky's non-conference schedule includes its annual showdown with rival Louisville and meetings against some of the sport's winningest programs.

BOZICH | Friends helping Manuel Forrest toward new chapter

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Friends and former classmates at Moore High School are organizing to help former basketball star Manuel Forrest find a new direction in his life.

BOZICH | Hoosiers turn to Louisville, Lemonis for baseball future

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The Louisville-Indiana baseball rivalry took an interesting twist Tuesday when IU named U of L assistant Chris Lemonis to replace Tracy Smith as head coach.

Sports Page Live Chat Replay Video included

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Catch the chat live in action Wednesday mornings starting at 10:30.

CRAWFORD | With cloud of realignment lifted, U of L turns focus to success in ACC Video included

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With the distraction of dealing with conference realignment gone, the University of Louisville should be able to focus new things in their new Atlantic Coast Conference home.   

Steady possession, passing key to U.S. advance in World Cup

Soccer fans cheer after The Star Spangled Banner is played before the USA v Portugal match. Soccer fans cheer after The Star Spangled Banner is played before the USA v Portugal match.
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A steady attack will help the U.S. break down a sting Belgian side on Tuesday and propel the team forward in Brazil. 

CRAWFORD | Moving Day: U of L's ACC arrival has been a long time coming Video included

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The University of Louisville today officially joins the Atlantic Coast Conference. Eric Crawford takes a moment to reflect on how far the school has come.

LANE | Big Cuz Has a Big Time at Camp One Video included

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Former UK Wildcat was "back home" to work with the kids at a local basketball camp and he had advice for the newest Wildcats to join him in the Association.

BOZICH | Calipari likes Indiana -- for his former assistant

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Tom Crean filled the opening on his staff Monday -- and one connection between Chuck Martin and Crean was Kentucky coach John Calipari.

BOZICH | Five Reasons SEC Basketball Is On The Move

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SEC basketball is on the moves -- and here are five reasons why basketball in the league is gaining ground.

As soccer hysteria hits Louisville, supporters groups seek to unite and strengthen

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Your guide for when and where to watch the US National Team in the World Cup this summer. 

BOZICH | Five winners -- and losers -- from the NBA Draft

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Russ Smith, Billy Donovan, Adam Silver, Bill Simmons, Chane Behanan. Who were the winners and the losers from the 2014 NBA Draft?

BOZICH | Lakers-Celtics rivalry adds Kentucky flavor

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The Lakers have decided to rebuild with former Kentucky star Julius Randle while Indiana's Noah Vonleh will join former Hoosier Cody Zeller in Charlotte.

CRAWFORD | Smith headed for New Orleans with some second-round motivation Video included

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Russ Smith had to wait through hours of the NBA Draft, before going with the 47th pick to the New Orleans Pelicans. The University of Louisville star says he's highly motivated to prove he belongs in the league.

Soccer fans pack 4th Street Live! for USA vs. Germany match Video included

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The game was shown on a 20 x 17 foot LED screen, near the Tavern on Fourth.

BOZICH | Ten final NBA Draft thoughts and predictions

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Ten final thoughts and predictions for the 2014 NBA Draft. Four local guys -- Russ Smith of Louisville, Kentucky's Julius Randle and James Young, and Noah Vonleh of Indiana should be taken.

U.S. advances to second round of World Cup despite loss

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The United States reached the knockout stage of consecutive World Cups for the first time, just not the way the Americans wanted.

Triple Crown takes off at Kentucky Speedway Video included

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 Some reports say the NASCAR events could generate around $150 million.

CRAWFORD | Ten thoughts to take into the USA-Germany World Cup match

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With the U.S. set to meet Germany with a berth in the World Cup's round of 16 on the line, Eric Crawford takes a look at the storylines

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