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Cubs edge Pirates to pick up first win of season

Cubs edge Pirates to pick up first win of season

PITTSBURGH | The weary Cubs' bullpen needed a break. New manager Rick Renteria needed a win.

April 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Chicago's offense falters in 1-0 loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH | Like most of his brethren, Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria is getting a handle on Major League Baseball's expanded replay system.

March 31, 2014 8:15 pm
Cutting sports a growing trend at major colleges

Cutting sports a growing trend at major colleges

The meeting was brief. A few minutes tops.

December 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Pittsburgh rallies, upsets No. 24 Notre Dame

Pittsburgh rallies, upsets No. 24 Notre Dame

PITTSBURGH | James Conner ran for two short touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 9:36 remaining as Pittsburgh upset No. 24 Notre Dame 28-21 Saturday night.

November 09, 2013 10:00 pm
Bears swarms to perfect 3-0 start

Bears swarms to perfect 3-0 start

PITTSBURGH | At the rate the Bears' defense is scoring, the offense might not be able to keep up.

September 23, 2013 7:00 pm Related
Steelers at early crossroads as Bears visit

Steelers at early crossroads as Bears visit

PITTSBURGH | The meeting was intimate and brief. Following his team's first 0-2 start in more than a decade, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and safety Ryan Clark huddled with remaining players from the club's last Super Bowl title in 2009 and tried to plot a course forward.

September 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Goldencents gives O'Neill good feeling for Derby

Goldencents gives O'Neill good feeling for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Back at Churchill Downs for the first time since winning the Kentucky Derby with I'll Have Another, trainer Doug O'Neill is thinking about winning another one.

April 28, 2013 6:15 pm
Cubs survive hectic ninth for win

Cubs survive hectic ninth for win

PITTSBURGH | Carlos Marmol remains the closer for the Cubs until further notice.

April 04, 2013 3:00 pm
Louisville's Ware upbeat despite broken leg

Louisville's Ware upbeat despite broken leg

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Kevin Ware is pretty certain how his next few months will play out.

April 03, 2013 5:46 pm
Samardzija shines as Cubs down Pirates 3-1

Samardzija shines as Cubs down Pirates 3-1

PITTSBURGH | Jeff Samardzija began the season as the Cubs' No. 1 starter practically by default thanks to injuries to veterans Matt Garza and Scott Baker.

April 01, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

Photos

Changes in rules, strategy help to clean up NHL

Changes in rules, strategy help to clean up NHL

PITTSBURGH | The fear is gone. The doubt too for that matter. Ditto the hesitation.

March 21, 2013 4:13 pm
Maroney will vault at Olympics for U.S. women

Maroney will vault at Olympics for U.S. women

LONDON | McKayla Maroney's busted big toe won't keep her from vaulting for the U.S. in today's Olympic team qualification.

July 28, 2012 6:32 am
Art, athleticism fighting it out in gymnastics

Art, athleticism fighting it out in gymnastics

SAN JOSE, Calif. | Whenever Bela Karolyi watches Sarah Finnegan's floor exercise, it's all the godfather of U.S. women's gymnastics can do to contain himself.

July 07, 2012 12:01 am
Cubs' losing streak hits 10 with loss to Pirates

Cubs' losing streak hits 10 with loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH | Ryan Dempster doesn't pitch like a guy who hasn't won a game since last August.

May 25, 2012 9:30 pm
Roethlisberger plays hurt to help Steelers hold off Browns

Roethlisberger plays hurt to help Steelers hold off Browns

PITTSBURGH | Ben Roethlisberger laid on the Heinz Field turf, convinced his left leg was broken. The Pittsburgh Steelers huddled around their franchise quarterback, concerned their promising season was in jeopardy.

December 08, 2011 11:30 pm
Notre Dame rallies past Pitt

Notre Dame rallies past Pitt

PITTSBURGH | Pittsburgh spent 45 minutes knocking Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees around.

September 24, 2011 4:25 pm
Steelers D could have time on its hands vs. Colts

Steelers D could have time on its hands vs. Colts

PITTSBURGH | Ryan Clark respects Peyton Manning, and he feels for the Indianapolis Colts as they continue to search for traction and an identity while their franchise quarterback recovers from neck surgery.

September 22, 2011 10:00 pm
Cubs drop Pirates, though Bucs' Lee homers twice

Cubs drop Pirates, though Bucs' Lee homers twice

PITTSBURGH | Starlin Castro had three hits and Carlos Zambrano survived six choppy innings as the Cubs beat the slumping Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3 on Monday night to spoil slugger Derrek Lee's two-homer debut with his new team.

August 01, 2011 10:00 pm
Kyle Busch wins inaugural Cup race at Kentucky

Kyle Busch wins inaugural Cup race at Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. | Kyle Busch won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night, pulling away from Jimmie Johnson on a restart with three laps to go to collect his 99th NASCAR series victory.

July 09, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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Ragan eager to prove Sprint Cup breakthrough win was no fluke

Ragan eager to prove Sprint Cup breakthrough win was no fluke

SPARTA, Ky. | David Ragan finally shrugged off the "best NASCAR driver without a Cup victory" tag when he took the checkered flag last weekend in Daytona.

July 08, 2011 6:30 pm
Hildebrand takes blame for last-lap miscue at Indy

Hildebrand takes blame for last-lap miscue at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS | His first shot at winning the Indianapolis 500 gone with a last-lap miscue for the ages, JR Hildebrand sat at the podium and calmly explained how he threw away the biggest race of his life.

May 29, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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De Silvestro sore but ready to go for Indy 500

De Silvestro sore but ready to go for Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS | Simona De Silvestro's carefully bandaged hands held up fine during the final practice for Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

May 27, 2011 5:15 pm

Rodman, Mullin lead 2011 Hall of Fame class

HOUSTON | Dennis Rodman, Chris Mullin and a trio of coaching legends are part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2011.

April 04, 2011 12:45 pm
Wildcats, Tar Heels meet with Final Four at stake

Wildcats, Tar Heels meet with Final Four at stake

NEWARK, N.J. | In an NCAA tournament filled with stunning upsets and unlikely party crashers, the East region has provided an oasis of sanity.

March 26, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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No. 17 Kentucky bulls past Indiana men's basketball team

No. 17 Kentucky bulls past Indiana men's basketball team

LEXINGTON, Ky. | Kentucky coach John Calipari's message to DeAndre Liggins was simple after watching the junior defensive stopper struggle at times during the opening weeks of the season.

December 11, 2010 10:00 pm
No. 17 Kentucky downs No. 23 Notre Dame men's basketball team

No. 17 Kentucky downs No. 23 Notre Dame men's basketball team

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Terrence Jones didn't sleep through this one.

December 08, 2010 10:00 pm

Louisville knocks off No. 16 Butler 88-73

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Rakeem Buckles scored 17 points and Louisville christened its new downtown arena with an 88-73 upset of No. 16 Butler on Tuesday night.

November 16, 2010 10:00 pm

Gordon gunning for return to Victory Lane at Indy

Don't let the flecks of gray framing his still-boyish face fool you, Jeff Gordon still wants to win. Badly.

July 21, 2010 11:06 am

Dodge, Penske on upswing after nasty 2009

BROOKLYN, Mich. | Dodge president and CEO Ralph Gilles records every NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup race in an effort to keep tabs on his company's most visible car salesmen.

June 17, 2010 12:00 am

Hamlin cruises to fourth career win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. | Denny Hamlin won again at Pocono, pulling away from teammate Kyle Busch following a late restart Sunday in the 500-mile race at the massive 2.5-mile oval.

June 06, 2010 7:15 pm

New lights open door for primetime Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby, perhaps more than any other sporting event, prides itself on tradition.

April 30, 2010 12:00 am

NASCAR rivals wary as Jimmie Johnson heads down home stretch

FONTANA, Calif. | Juan Pablo Montoya is well aware NASCAR veteran Mark Martin leads the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship heading into today's 500-mile race at Auto Club Speedway.

October 11, 2009 12:00 am

Horse racing hoping for quiet, exciting Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Larry Jones was at the chapel on the backside at Churchill Downs earlier this week when he noticed the bracelet he'd been wearing for a year in honor of fallen filly Eight Belles had vanished.

May 02, 2009 12:00 am

Iowa State holds off upstart Ball State 71-57

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. | Iowa State looked pretty comfortable playing the villain.

March 25, 2009 12:00 am

Iowa State holds off upstart Ball State women

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. | Iowa State looked pretty comfortable playing the villain.

March 24, 2009 12:00 am

Ball State women stun Tennessee in NCAA tournament

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. | Tennessee's title defense ended sooner than expected, wrapping up the worst season ever for Pat Summitt's vaunted program.

March 22, 2009 12:00 am

No. 20 Louisville beats No. 12 Notre Dame in overtime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Consider Louisville's forgettable nonconference season forgotten.

January 13, 2009 12:00 am

Harangody, Irish lose in OT at Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Louisville's depth finally wore down Andrean grad Luke Harangody and Notre Dame.

January 12, 2009 12:00 am

Ball St. remains undefeated with 24-7 win

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. | Nate Davis threw for 155 yards and two touchdowns as Ball State overcame a slow start in its first-ever game as a ranked team to beat Western Kentucky 24-7.

October 11, 2008 12:00 am

McMurray will return to Roush Fenway

INDIANAPOLIS | Jamie McMurray said he isn't going anywhere, no matter what team owner Jack Roush said, or didn't say.

July 27, 2008 12:00 am

Hornish hoping for bounce back at Brickyard

It all happened so fast Sam Hornish Jr. didn't really get a chance to realize exactly what was going on.

July 24, 2008 12:00 am

Harangody's 40-point showing not enough for ND

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Through the injuries and sometimes inconsistent play that sent Louisville tumbling from the polls more than two months ago, Louisville coach Rick Pitino never doubted the Cardinals would recover.

February 29, 2008 12:00 am

Kelli White spreads anti-doping gospel, though she doubts sports will ever be completely clean

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Kelli White knows she doesn't have to talk about it anymore.

October 27, 2007 12:00 am

Fisher returns to Kentucky in IRL circuit

SPARTA, Ky. | Sarah Fisher envisioned a better comeback than this.

August 11, 2007 12:00 am

Leicht wins Meijer 300 after Wallace wrecks dominant Edwards

SPARTA, Ky. | Stephen Leicht took advantage of Carl Edwards' late wreck to win for the first time in the Busch Series, passing fellow rookie Brad Coleman with 13 laps left and holding on Saturday night in the Meijer 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

June 17, 2007 12:00 am

Hard-working Borel finally scores Derby victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Jockey Calvin Borel's nickname is "Bo-rail," a moniker he earned by hugging the fence whenever he gets a chance.

May 06, 2007 12:00 am

At 45, Pino hardly considers himself Derby "rookie"

HORSE RACING | 133RD KENTUCKY DERBY

May 04, 2007 12:00 am

Tiago hopes to follow in hoof steps of Giacomo

KENTUCKY DERBY

May 02, 2007 12:00 am

Kentucky Speedway revises lawsuit

AUTO RACING | NEXTEL CUP

April 25, 2007 12:00 am

An age-old question for football star Amobi Okoye

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | The opening question is always the same. Always.

April 17, 2007 12:00 am
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