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Today's Sports

  • Noel’s slip to No. 6 cost him...

    Let us celebrate with moderation, Nerlens Noel’s good fortune this celebratory week (July 4).
    A multi-millionaire, ($2,640,600, according to NBA Rookie pay scale), the newest Philadelphia 76er is probably house shopping for mom, gated community of course. And, assuming he has a driver’s license, a shiny new car to go with tailored and monogrammed wardrobe, while his agent negotiates a product endorsement or two.
    Noel has arrived. Life is good, right?
    Well, maybe.

  • Currie to join offense at...

    The Morehead State football program added 16 student-athletes on offense for the 2013 season, one of which is William Currie, offensive lineman from Spencer County High School.
    The list includes eight linemen, three quarterbacks, two running backs, two wide receivers and one tight end.

  • Bottoms scores heat win at...
  • All-Stars win two tourneys
  • Sports in Kentucky: Best of best...

    One of our state’s iconic athletes left last week. Calvin Bird was 75.
    Turning back what doesn’t feel like so many pages, but is — football in Corbin on a Friday night. One fence-leaner townie putting a pun on his pals, “By golly, that Bird boy’s really somethin’, ain’t he? He can fly!”
    Indelibly, I remember a crisp autumn evening, aroma(s) fresh cut grass, popcorn and cheap cigars on the air and temperatures chilled enough to make visible the frosty exhale of offensive line squared up to start spending adrenaline.

  • Youth Sports
  • Sport shorts — 6/26/13

    SCMS football practice starts July 8
    Spencer County Middle School football practice will begin July 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Players are asked to bring their cleats and tennis shoes.

    Travel team tryouts
    The Kentucky Bomb Squad Travel Team is looking for highly competitive travel players.  The age group is for 8- to 9-year-olds with a date of birth between May 2004 and May 2005.

  • Athletics named division champs
  • Bucket lists cost money, here’s...
  • ‘Polarizing’ figures in college...

    An Internet basketball opinion piece from Bleacher Report last month offered for discussion the “10 Most Polarizing Figures in College Basketball.”
    There were some good, some not and naturally, a few debatables from writer Doug Brodess.
    Four have ties to our basketball triangle. No. 7 Rick Pitino, No. 6 Adolph Rupp, No. 4 John Calipari, and of course, Bob Knight at No. 1.
    A (Brodess) sampling.
    PITINO teams have always played with an in-your-face brashness, applying huge amounts of pressure on both ends of the court.