Olympics

Olympics

Tyson Gay dedicates track season to daughter’s memory

As Tyson Gay prepares for what is expected to be his final U.S. Track and Field Outdoor Championships this month in Sacramento, he told Sports Illustrated of how he’s dedicating this season to the memory of his daughter Trinity, who was shot and killed last year in Lexington.

Mark Story

Sydney McLaughlin ‘mania’ is coming to Kentucky

For once, the most nationally prominent recruit who will be starting at the University of Kentucky in the coming school year is not a men’s basketball player. Teenage Olympian Sydney McLaughlin, a UK women’s track signee, has 30,000 more Twitter followers than any of John Calipari’s eight incoming players for 2017-18.

UK Men's Basketball

Lamar Jackson is the 2016 Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year

Heisman Trophy-winning Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson wins the 2016 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sports Figure of the Year award by largest margin in 36-year history of the award over runner-up Tyler Ulis. High-scoring hoops star Whitney Creech of Jenkins finishes third, highest ever by a high school girls’ basketball player

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Athletes with Kentucky ties in the Rio Olympics

29 athletes and one coach with ties to the commonwealth will vie for gold in the Summer Games in Rio. Over half of the athletes have ties to track and field.
Chris Ware cware@herald-leader.com
Athletes with Kentucky ties in the Rio Olympics 2:42

Athletes with Kentucky ties in the Rio Olympics

Riley says Adebayo reminds him of Shawn Kemp 1:27

Riley says Adebayo reminds him of Shawn Kemp

Bam Adebayo calls mom his motivation 1:11

Bam Adebayo calls mom his motivation

Hornets GM introduces Monk and Wade, er, Bacon 2:52

Hornets GM introduces Monk and Wade, er, Bacon