Category Archives: Local Sports

Billy Evans, 88, member of 1956 gold medal U.S. team, dies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died. He was 88. He had 716 points and 549 rebounds in 83 career games over three seasons from 1952-55 while playing under legendary coach…read more »

Derek Carr is the king of the audacious audibles in 2020

(AP)- A byproduct of the NFL playing its games in front of few, if any, fans because of the novel coronavirus is that viewers can hear loud and clear all the quarterbacks hollering out their calls, cadences and credos. Along with all those audibles wrapped in super-secret code. And Derek Carr has been the biggest…read more »

Burrow Injures Left Knee, Washington Beats Bengals

LANDOVER (AP)- Top pick Joe Burrow was carted off with a left knee injury before Alex Smith rallied Washington past the Cincinnati Bengals 20-9 to keep his team in the thick of the NFC East race. Burrow, Cincinnati’s franchise quarterback, was injured early in the third quarter when he was hit high and low by…read more »

Smith, No. 1 Alabama Rout Kentucky 63-3

TUSCALOOSA – Alabama didn’t quite look like itself at first after an extended period on the sidelines, but it scarcely made a difference on the scoreboard. DeVonta Smith caught nine passes for 144 yards and set the Southeastern Conference career record with two more touchdowns in the top-ranked Crimson Tide’s 63-3 victory over short-handed Kentucky…read more »

Henry’s TD Run in OT Lifts Titans Over Ravens

BALTIMORE (AP)- Derrick Henry ran for a 29-yard touchdown with 5:21 left in overtime to cap another memorable performance against the Baltimore Ravens for the star running back and the Tennessee Titans rallied for a 30-24 victory. Henry finished with 133 yards on 28 carries while running against a patchwork Ravens defensive line. It was…read more »

Dalton’s 3 TDs Lift Cowboys Past Vikings 31-28

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) – Andy Dalton returned from a two-game absence to throw three touchdown passes for Dallas. He hit Dalton Schultz for a 2-yard score with 1:37 left to lift the Cowboys to a 31-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. That stopped a four-game losing streak for Dallas and a three-game winning streak for Minnesota. The…read more »

Chicago hires Coyne Schofield as player development coach

(AP)- The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Kendall Coyne Schofield as player development coach. She’s the first woman to hold that job in the organization’s 94-year history. The U.S. women’s national team player will also serve as the team’s youth hockey growth specialist. The Blackhawks also added former NHL forward Erik Condra as a player development…read more »

Plenty of players worth watching from smaller conferences

(AP)- Austin Peay’s Terry Taylor begins his senior season as the reigning Ohio Valley Conference player of the year after averaging 21.8 points and 11 rebounds in 2019-20. Taylor is one of several noteworthy players from outside the major conferences. Other mid-major or low-major players to watch include Western Kentucky’s Charles Bassey, Detroit Mercy’s Antoine…read more »

Raiders may need to repeat aggressive style to beat Chiefs

(AP)-The Las Vegas Raiders needed to alter their style when they finally broke through last month with their first win in Kansas City in eight years. Derek Carr delivered the most prolific deep passing game of his career, coach Jon Gruden called for two successful fourth-down gambles and a much-maligned defense came up with a…read more »

Memphis Zoo Names Baby Giraffe After Ja Morant

MEMPHIS (AP)- The Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant is pretty tall. The new kid in town will be taller. The Memphis Zoo said Thursday that it has named a newborn reticulated giraffe after the 6-foot-3-inch guard and the reigning NBA rookie of the year. The calf’s name: Ja Raffe.read more »

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