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Winning Takes Care of Everything

BY CHRIS HAAS Changes in college football don’t happen overnight. Just ask Kentucky’s head coach Mark Stoops. Stoops arrived in Lexington in 2012 and most of Big Blue Nation believes he’s the man to take the Cats out of the SEC cellar they’ve been dwelling in for ages. He promptly recruited a top 30 class […]

Valhalla in Review

BY CHRIS HAAS Course Conditions: Valhalla golf course was in impeccable shape for the 2014 PGA Championship. The fairways and greens were as lush as they have ever been, thanks to countless man-hours from the grounds crew and mild summer weather in Louisville.  The rainy weather during the tournament was less than optimal but Valhalla […]

Players to Watch at Valhalla: Rory McIlroy

BY CHRIS HAAS Rory McIlroy has a pristine golf swing that creates a majestically high ball flight. He can seemingly hit a 9-iron to the moon.  His sound technique permits his 5’9 frame to generate as much power as anyone in golf, evidenced by his number 3 ranking in driving distance on the PGA.   Which […]

Players to Watch at Valhalla: Rickie Fowler

BY CHRIS HAAS Rickie Fowler rides dirt bikes. He’s not interested in taking the bike for a leisurely spin around the pond either. No, Fowler is more inclined to find a 50-foot jump to soar off of. In fact, those close to Fowler said he was good enough to ride dirt bikes professionally had he […]

Players to Watch at Valhalla: Tiger Woods

BY CHRIS HAAS Tiger’s return from back surgery has not been a triumphant one. After a four-month absence, Woods returned to competitive golf a month ago at the Quicken Loan National. His game was rusty as, Tiger himself, warned it would be. He missed the cut for only the 10th time in his career. He […]

A Good Start for Shoni

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER It was like 2013 all over again. Former Louisville guard Shoni Schimmel was dominating the court by scoring a lot of points, making insane shots, and breaking records. Only this time it was for the WNBA All-Star Game. Shoni’s East squad beat the West 125-124 in the first All-Star game to ever […]

The Reds Need to Make a Deal

BY CHRIS HAAS The Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 yesterday en route to their 8th series win in 9 tries. The Reds’ furious run coincided with a Brewers collapse and now the Reds sit just 1.5 games out of first place in the NL Central. The Brewers held a healthy 7.5 game lead over […]

Local Stars and the NBA Draft

BY CHRIS HAAS Player: Julius Randle 6’9 Power Forward College: Kentucky Drafted: First Round, 7th Pick by Los Angeles Lakers Julius Randle didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called on Thursday’s NBA Draft but In Julius’ mind the wait was long enough.His message for the 6 teams that passed on him- “They’ll […]

Stars Finally Align for the Reds

BY CHRIS HAAS The Cincinnati Reds are finally healthy and ready to strike. Joey Votto has returned from a strained knee injury and co-ace Mat Latos is back in the fold. The Reds now have their full projected opening day lineup for the first time all season. Latos made his first start of the season […]

Unrest in Brazil Leading Up to the World Cup

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Brazil lives and breathes soccer. They perfected it. No other country can claim to have the amount of iconic names on the backs of their jerseys that Brazil can, both presently and in the past. Argentina has Lionel Messi; England has David Beckham; Spain has Andres Iniesta. But Brazil boasts Ronaldinho, Romario, Socrates, […]