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AP-Kentucky Sports Digest

July 13, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern.

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College Football:


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville is stripping Papa John’s from the name of its football stadium and a business center after its founder used a racial slur.



NEW YORK — Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur.

Auto Racing:


SPARTA, Ky. — Membership in the winners club at Kentucky Speedway has been pretty exclusive, with just four drivers sharing seven wins. Those hoping to break through must solve heavyweights such as Brad Keselowski, points leader Kyle Busch and defending race winner and Cup champion Martin Truex Jr., a tall task considering the latter two have combined for eight wins this season. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m., photos. With BC-CAR--NASCAR-Qualifying.


SPARTA, Ky. — Elliott Sadler brings a 12-point lead into Friday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series 300-mile race at Kentucky Speedway. By Gary B. Graves. UPCOMING: Developing from scheduled 8:25 p.m. green flag; 400 words, photos.


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