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Central Kentuckians among state’s delegation to 2014 Special Olympics National Games

Central Kentucky will be represented by eight athletes and three coaches as part of Team Kentucky at the 2014 Special Olympics USA National Games, to be held June 14-21, 2014, in New Jersey. The athletes include six from Lexington, two …

Orlando Antigua picked to follow Calipari
as head coach of Dominican National Team

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UK assistant coach Orlando Antigua has been named the head coach of the Dominican National Team by the Dominican Federation.   Antigua has spent the past two seasons serving as an assistant to John Calipari for the Dominican team which …

UK Hoops recruit Linnae Harper named
to U19 national team, will play in Lithuania

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  UK women’s basketball signee Linnae Harper was one of 12 players selected to the 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team, USA Basketball announced Sunday.   Harper was one of 33 athletes invited to tryouts for the team, …

Former UK volleyball star Stephanie Klefot selected to train with U. S. national team

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Former UK two-time volleyball All-American Stephanie Klefot has been selected to train with the United States National Team in Anaheim, Calif., beginning on Monday.   “I’m very excited to train with some of the best volleyball talent in the world,” …

Jon Hale: Anthony Davis earns my vote
for 2012 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year

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When you think about the past year in Kentucky sports, it’s likely the first image that jumps to mind is the Wildcats’ run to the program’s eight national championship.   But which face from that memorable season stands out above …

2012 Review: UK’s eighth national title headlines a year of memorable sports stories

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There was perhaps no bigger event in Kentucky in 2012 than the Wildcats’ winning their eighth national championship. KyForward sports editor Jon Hale was on the road with the team during its title run as the Big Blue Nation’s thirst …

Team USA, Anthony Davis cap Olympics
with gold medal in men’s basketball

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Staff report   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis became the youngest American men’s basketball player to win a gold medal with Team USA’s 107-100 win versus Spain Sunday in one of the final events of the London Olympics.   …

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay wins silver,
Angel McCoughtry wins gold in team events

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Two more Kentucky alumni won medals in the London Olympics Saturday. You can see a rundown of those performances below:   Basketball   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored seven points as the U. S. women won the …

Olympics roundup: Three countries
with Ky. alumni qualify for men’s relay final

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Two former Kentucky college athletes competed in the 14th full day of competition at the London Olympics and two of the states other alumni could participate in a track and field final on Saturday after their teams qualified for the …

U.S. Olympian Tyson Gay gives back
to Lexington high school track program

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  This summer, world-class sprinter Tyson Gay teamed up with Gillette to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School, his alma mater, as part of the global “Get Started” campaign.   “During his time in high school, Tyson was a three-time …

Olympics roundup: McCoughtry contributes
as U. S. women advance to gold-medal game

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Two Kentucky college athletes participated in the 13th full day of action in the London Olympics Thursday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored four points in …

Olympics roundup: Anthony Davis scoreless
in Team USA quarterfinal win vs. Australia

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Two Kentucky college athletes competed in the 12th full day of competition at the London Olympics Wednesday. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   The U. S. men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals with …

Olympics roundup: Former UK runners
miss out on semifinals in track and field

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Staff report   Three former Kentucky college athletes participated in the 11th full day of action at the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Basketball   Former UofL women’s basketball player Angel McCoughtry scored …

Olympics roundup: Anthony Davis sees
late playing time in U. S. rout of Argentina

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Staff report   Just one Kentucky alum participated in Wednesday’s action at the London Olympics. You can see a brief recap of his performance below:   Basketball   Former UK basketball player Anthony Davis scored two points in seven minutes …

Olympics roundup: Tyson Gay just misses
Olympic medal in men’s 100-meter dash

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Staff report   Three former Kentucky high school or college athletes competed in the ninth full day of the London Olympics. You can see a rundown of their performances below:   Track and field   Lexington native Tyson Gay missed …