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The nation’s largest professional sports organizations are registering in Kentucky for the first time following a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. 

The high court in May ruled that a federal gambling statute violated the U.S. Constitution and cleared the way for individual states to decide on sports betting. 

The National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and the PGA Tour have all registered to lobby during the 2019 General Assembly.

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No two ways around it: I am getting old, with creaky joints and plenty of gray hair atop my head.

Rick Pitino has an amazing record in college basketball. He coached three different teams — at Providence College, the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville — to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament. He's a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Gov. Matt Bevin says former University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino is blaming everyone but himself for recent scandals at the university that led to his firing last year.

In Vintage "Base Ball," The Gloves Come Off

Aug 29, 2018
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This holiday weekend, dozens of base ball teams take the field with wooden bats. They'll keep score on the board with chalk. They'll likely get grass stains on their cotton uniforms and hopefully there won't be any broken fingers when they play without gloves.

Exploring 'Tigerland' With Author Wil Haygood

Aug 23, 2018
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During the 1968-69 school year, an all-black high school in Columbus, Ohio, won both the state’s basketball and baseball championships.

State lawmakers are working on a bill to bring full-scale sports betting to Ohio. That's after the Supreme Court in May struck down a law that restricted sports betting everywhere except in Nevada. If it's legalized, there will be big money in it for casinos, tax collectors, and app developers.

But advocates for problem gamblers, and experts who study gambling disorders, warn that making sports betting legal will likely increase the number of people at risk for gambling addiction.

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For many of the Commonwealth’s NASCAR racing fans, the annual weekend of racing at Kentucky Motor Speedway got off to a good start last night.

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A planned sports complex in Hamilton got a financial boost Wednesday morning.

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A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers is writing a bill to legalize and regulate sports betting in the state.

Major League Soccer has made it official – Cincinnati is getting an expansion team. And Morgan Hughes, a leader of the #SaveTheCrew movement, is actually heartened by the news.

Will Sports Betting Come To Ohio?

May 17, 2018
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After the United State Supreme Court cleared the way for sports betting, the rush to capitalize on the industry is on.

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The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that could allow states to legalize sports betting, potentially paving the way for Kentucky to rake in millions on sports bets.

Many consider the running back Jim Brown the greatest American football player ever. But he's known as much more than an athlete — he's an activist, an actor, a thinker and a man with an alleged history of violence against women.

Here's how he's described in the opening paragraph of Dave Zirin's new biography, Jim Brown: Last Man Standing.

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It could cost $1.4 billion but a group of investors interested in bringing an NBA team to Louisville says it remains committed to its goal. The group gave an update on the project to community members at the Louisville Forum Wednesday.

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The Cincinnati Reds have fired manager Bryan Price Thursday morning after the club got off to a historically bad start of three wins and 15 losses this year.

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Hundreds of children and teens will be swimming, biking, and running through Voice of America Park this weekend. The 2017 USA Youth and Junior Triathlon National Championships are taking over August 5-6.

Gymnasts Tumble To National Championships

Jun 29, 2017
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Gymnasts tumbled across the Purple People Bridge on Wednesday to celebrate the beginning of National Championships. More than 600 competitors are in Cincinnati competing for 17 titles and a trip to the 2018 World Championships.

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A group of local skaters has designed and constructed a skate park under the I-471 bridge near Newport High School. Dubbed the Newport DIY, the park was an all-volunteer effort, years in the making, and not authorized by city officials. Today, the park is frequented by local skaters on almost any dry day.

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Summer may be a time of fun and relaxation, but it can also be a time of heightened danger for kids 14 and younger. 

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