Former UK coach Eddie Sutton dies at 84

Eddie Sutton was tremendously successful as a college coach.

JCPS to install first synthetic turf field

UofL’s 1st NCAA Championship win to air on WAVE 3 for 40th anniversary

Derby dreams on the line Saturday at Churchill Downs

Local Blitzball League Continues to Grow

UofL announces phased return of athletes for voluntary workouts

Baffert to point Charlatan and Nadal to Belmont Stakes

Continued Coverage

2020 Belmont Stakes will be first leg of Triple Crown

Belmont Stakes will run on June 20; distance reduced

Brad Stevens joins UK Coach Calipari for ‘Coffee with Cal'

  Wagering impressive at Churchill Downs as racing resumes

UK cheerleading coaches fired following investigation involving hazing, alcohol use

Churchill meet begins; Preakness to run in October

Kentucky Speedway still planning for Quaker State 400 on July 11

NASCAR racing resumes Sunday at Darlington

  Live racing to resume at Churchill Downs without fans

The 2020 Spring Meet will look and sound very different at the track because there won't be any fans, owners or media for now.

  Two Area High School Seniors Raise Money For Paws With Purpose

An eighth grade project for two area kids has become a huge fundraiser four years later.

  Josh’s Journey: UK football player beats cancer to get back on field

He's speaking out during Skin Cancer Awareness month

  Grantz takes over at Jeff

UofL hires Blagg as new men’s golf head coach

Bats Season in Limbo

Lou City FC prepares to play on during a pandemic, with or without fans

Road to Kentucky Derby goes through Ellis Park

Johnson preparing to be top Card as a sophomore

Two UK Greats Earn Their Degrees

Former UK greats, Wilbur Hackett and Nazr Mohammed return to school and earn their degrees.

Ex-ABA commish Mike Storen, dad of Hannah Storm, dies at 84

Mike Storen, a former ABA commissioner and multisport marketing whiz and the father of ESPN broadcaster Hannah Storm, died Thursday. He was 84.

Bob Baffert’s take on the first Saturday in May 2020

Hall of Fame trainer won a Derby twice in one day

  Former Card LaBradford Smith talks about brief rivalry with Michael Jordan

Former UofL star LaBradford Smith scored a career-high 37 points against Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Jordan soon got his revenge.

NFL sets protocols for reopening of team facilities

The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15.

UK adds Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr

Cats add big man

Satterfield says football Cards will need six weeks of practice to get ready for season opener

Opener is scheduled for Sept. 3 against NC State

UofL president, athletic director discuss NCAA allegations against men’s basketball program

University of Louisville officials are preparing to respond to the NCAA following allegations concerning the men’s basketball program.

One Year Ago Today: Historic Derby finish ends in winner’s DQ

Monday marks the one-year anniversary of the first-ever Kentucky Derby that ended with the disqualification of its winner due to interference in the race.

Baffert’s duo take both divisions of the Arkansas Derby

The First Saturday in May is kind to trainer Bob Baffert.

  What does the first Saturday in May look like without the Kentucky Derby?

If you were to peek into Churchill Downs on May 2, 2020, you’d see an empty track, bare stands, empty stalls on the Paddock, and not a single trace of horse hooves.

  WATCH: WAVE 3 News coverage of the 2015 Kentucky Derby

WAVE 3 News is re-airing coverage from the 2015 Kentucky Derby, featuring American Pharoah’s first win in his legendary Triple Crown winning run.

Ben Benitez: Derby delayed

Impact of Kentucky Derby postponement

Mike Hartnett picks the virtual Triple Crown Showdown

All 13 Triple Crown winners will be celebrated as they compete in a virtual matchup on what was supposed to be Derby Day!

  Football dreams delayed for HS seniors committed to university shut down by coronavirus

Urbana University in Ohio, founded in 1850, shut its doors in April citing coronavirus stress and uncertainty.

Baffert Talks Arkansas, Kentucky Derby

Hall of fame trainer, Bob Baffert has two favorites running in this week's Arkansas Derby, but misses the Kentucky Derby.

Churchill Downs prepares for return of horses and horsemen

Horses will return to the barns as the backside of the world's most famous racetrack on May 11 under a phased, systematic approach.

PROGRAM ALERT: Triple Crown winners to race (virtually) on first Saturday in May

Bet on your favorite Triple Crown winner and support COVID-19 relief efforts.

  Jody Demling discusses fight with COVID-19

He is a familiar face to our WAVE 3 News family and when he came down with the coronavirus it really hit home. It put a face that we all know with the disease.

  Century-old diner feeling the effects of a postponed Kentucky Derby

Businesses across Louisville are feeling the economic impact of COVID-19 and the Kentucky Derby's subsequent postponement.

Shaquille O’Neal to pay for UofL signee’s funeral

A NBA legend will pay the funeral expenses for a University of Louisville football signee.

  WATCH: 2019 Great Bed Races encore presentation

WAVE 3 News is proud to bring you an encore presentation of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival Great Bed Races.

  Floyd County Little League finds silver lining despite pandemic

Floyd County Little League uses time off due to pandemic to upgrade fields.

UofL football signee Dexter Rentz Jr. dies after being shot in Orlando

Dexter Rentz Jr., University of Louisville football signee from Ocoee, Florida, has died after being shot late Saturday night in Orlando.

  Kentucky Derby competitors facing woes after Derby postponing

Horse racing trainers are dealing with the woes of the Kentucky Derby being postponed.

Pair of local linemen selected during final day of NFL Draft

Third day's the charm for Wildcat and Hoosier.

  Co-founder of historic Louisville Dirt Bowl dies

A founder of an iconic event has passed away.

UK’s Bowden picked by Raiders in third round of NFL Draft

Selection #80

UofL offensive lineman Mekhi Becton picked #11 by New York Jets

Highest selection ever for Cards offensive lineman

Former Card, Wood Breaks Down Becton on Draft Night

Former U of L offensive lineman, Eric Wood talks about Draft night for Mekhi Becton.

Howard Talks About LIfe at UK

UK women's basketball star, Rhyne Howard talks about college life.

UofL athletic department announces layoffs and furloughs

40 postions eliminated

UofL’s Ledford speaks highly of former Card Becton before NFL Draft

Projected to be top 10 pick

KHSAA cancels 2020 spring sports season, Sweet 16 tournaments

The announcement comes following the recommended closure of all K-12 schools to in-person instruction throughout Kentucky for the remainder of the school year.

Fans sue MLB, teams over ticket money, ask for class action

Opening day on March 26 was pushed back until mid-May at the earliest after a national emergency was declared due to the new coronavirus pandemic.

  UofL Athletics losing revenue to coronavirus

A campus that on most April days welcomes a fair amount of traffic is practically a ghost town these days.

  Local businesses typically busy for Derby now suffering because of health crisis

Many local businesses would normally be swamped right now getting ready for the Kentucky Derby, but thanks to the coronavirus crisis, instead it’s the opposite.

Mekhi Becton flagged for drug test by NFL

Many experts believe the former Cardinal is the top offensive lineman in the upcoming draft.

WNBA commemorates Gianna Bryant, Alyssa Altobelli, Payton Chester as honorary draft picks

The beginning of the WNBA draft Friday night started honoring three young players that lost their lives in a Southern California helicopter crash back in January.

  When will sports return, and will there be fans in the stands?

We are all longing for the return of the games

UofL’s Jones and Shook both picked in WNBA Draft

Jones picked #12, Shook #13, both by New York Liberty

Mack Talks New Players

U of L head coach, Chris Mack gives update on newest addition to his roster.

Jones Prepares for WNBA Draft

Former U of L women's basketball player, Jazmine Jones prepares for professional basketball career.

Grayson Co. native named Spalding University head women’s basketball coach

Kylee Gorby was named Thursday to head coach of the Golden Eagles.

VOTE NOW: WKU’s Big Red in the running for best mascot in the country

Since the coronavirus outbreak canceled the NCAA tournament, College Sports on Sirius XM decided to make their own bracket challenge for best mascot.

Jody Demling released from hospital

WAVE 3 News contributor spent time in ICU on a ventilator

Former Knight, Dowe Reflects on Championship

Former Bellarmine star, Chris Dowe reflects on national championship, and his adventure returning home from Poland.

Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis dead at age 85

Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Green Bay Packers win each of the first two Super Bowls, has died. He was 85.

  Tour de France rescheduled to start Aug. 29 and end Sept. 20

This year’s Tour de France will start on Aug. 29 and finish on Sept. 20 and will be followed by cycling’s two other major races.

Former Royals, Cubs manager Jim Frey dies at age 88

Jim Frey, who managed the Kansas City Royals to the 1980 AL pennant and the Chicago Cubs within one win of the 1984 World Series, has died. He was 88.

Hank Steinbrenner, Yankees co-owner, dies at 63

The team said he died at home in Clearwater, Florida, due to a long-standing health issue.

UofL athletes bring virtual storytime to young Cards fans

The University of Louisville is giving young fans a way to learn with Cardinal athletes.

Ex-NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, 36, dies in car crash

Former NFL quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died in a one-car crash near his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama.

John Calipari participates in Facebook Live series “Coffee with Cal”

The twenty-week series will feature positive messages and conversation with high-profile guests from the world of sports, leadership, business and entertainment.

  Mom of Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns dies from COVID-19

The Minnesota Timberwolves picked Karl-Anthony Towns No. 1 pick out of the University of Kentucky in the 2015 NBA draft.

Former Wildcat Karl-Anthony Towns loses mother to COVID-19

The death of Jacqueline Cruz was announced by her son's NBA team, the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NASCAR’s Larson suspended for racial slur in virtual race

Larson was competing in an iRacing event Sunday night when he appeared to lose communication on his headset with his spotter when he used the N-word.

‘Coffee with Cal’ to feature reality stars, former president

University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari is hosting a new series to help with COVID-19 relief.