Charles Matthews didn’t want to leave Kentucky, but left for Michigan because “I need to be an impact player and have an opportunity to produce like one. I want the ball in big situations. I loved Kentucky … But I needed a role change.”
Former Kentucky forward Darius Miller is adjusting rather well to the transition to playing overseas. He is coming off his second straight German League championship, even being awarded Finals MVP this year. Miller recently signed a two-year extension with the team, but the contract leaves door open for a possible NBA comeback.
Pat Summitt put women's basketball on her back, breaking down barriers with her indomitable spirit and demanding respect for female athletes on her way to becoming the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.
John Augenstein is preparing for the next step in his golf career. The former Owensboro Catholic standout, who won the KHSAA individual state championship as a junior in 2014, is ready to begin his freshman campaign at Vanderbilt University — but first, a competition-filled summer awaits.
The United States selected its 12-player roster, led by Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony, that will try to win the Americans’ third straight Olympic basketball gold medal. Former University of Kentucky star DeMarcus Cousins — now with the Sacramento Kings — also made the team.
It is a little known facet of Pat Summitt’s story that, had things gone differently early in her career, she might have achieved her Hall of Fame status coaching women’s basketball at Kentucky, not Tennessee.
Coach Rogerio Micale named the Brazilian men's soccer team for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Wednesday, including two key members who did not play in the Copa America — Barcelona's Neymar and Douglas Costa of Bayern Munich.