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Columns

  • Historic winning

    For the entire history of Major League Baseball, teams have gone on streaks of all kinds - losing, winning, long and short.
    The Cleveland Indians’ winning streak hasn’t been just long - it’s been dominant and now, historic. Move aside “Moneyball” Oakland A’s.

  • Vaught’s Views: Sports broadcaster to cover his final UK game after 40 years

    By Larry Vaught

    He’s not flashy or overly dramatic, but just being himself worked perfectly for Rob Bromley at WKYT-TV (Channel 27) in Lexington for just over 40 years.
    That run ends Sept. 29 when Bromley retires after doing what he came to love — covering University of Kentucky sports.

  • A pretty grand start

    Hurricanes, 30-point comebacks, double overtime thrillers and a whole lot of cheering fans.
    College football has officially begun ladies and gentlemen! The usual elements are at play - thrilling games and cheering fans among others - but early in this 2017 season, several new factors are also at play, creating everything from headaches, to newness, to excitement.

  • Vaught’s Views: Football camp teaches kids to play safe, and parents to let kids be kids

    Ask Kentucky sophomore linebacker Kash Daniel what he thinks of former NFL all-pro linebacker Buddy Curry and it’s not hard for him to answer. He calls him a “great man” to be around.
    “I learned a lot from being around him. Not just about football but life in general when I worked a camp with him this summer,” said Daniel.

  • Big names, big moves 

    Kyrie Irving's announcement back in mid-July that he wanted to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers sent shockwaves through the NBA; the Cavs All-Star point guard said he wanted to be more of a focal point on the team and that he no longer had a desire to play alongside LeBron James. 
    Then, a month later, Cleveland granted Irving's wish, sending the All-Star point guard to Boston in exchange for star point guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and the Brooklyn Nets' unprotected 2018 first-round draft pick back on Aug. 22. 

  • Vaught’s Views: UK volleyball standout only the 11th UK player ever to earn All-American honors

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky football players know that Corey Edmond, director of performance, is going to test their physical limits to enhance their performance on the field.
    What they may not know is that he’s just as demanding with his daughter, UK sophomore volleyball standout Leah Edmond. She was Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year last season and a third-team All-American — only the 11th UK player ever to earn All-American honors — following a standout career at Dunbar High School in Lexington.

  • From worst to first 

    Some changes take time to happen. Others happen in the blink of an eye. 

  • VAUGHT’S VIEWS: Kentucky football fans almost giddy about this year’s team and its potential

    By Larry Vaught

    Kentucky has lost two likely starters — offensive tackle Cole Mosier and receiver Dorian Baker — to season-ending injuries and the Cats don’t play their first game until Saturday at Southern Mississippi.
    Yet, Kentucky fans remain almost giddy about this team and what it can do this year. The Cats even received votes in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll after finishing last year 7-6 and playing in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

  • Little League stardom

    From its humble beginnings in a little Pennsylvania town in 1939, the Little League Baseball program has grown from a group of just three teams originally located in and near Williamsport, Pennsylvania to include nearly 200,000 teams, in all 50 U.S states and in more than 80 countries. 

  • Vaught’s Views: High expectations for Wildcats football

    Kentucky opens the football season Sept. 2 at Southern Mississippi with high expectations after a 7-6 season and bowl bid last year. The Wildcats have been picked as high as third in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division by some college football analysts.
    Kentucky coach Mark Stoops has said he expects the team to be better, and his players agree.