PAUL SYKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Outside shots in the Kentucky Derby

By Paul SykesNo fun betting favorites in the Kentucky Derby. They disappoint more often than not.Animal Kingdom, last year’s winner, went off at 20-1 odds. Though this was his first race on dirt, the winner had an easy trip, paying $43.80, $19.60 and $13 for a $2 bet.Here are a few “live” outside shots that could reward their backers.Take Charge Indy (15-1) — Won the Florida...
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May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Shelby Harper makes waves

by Paul SykesShelby Harper is always ready, never knowing if her name will even be called.Lately, it hasn’t been often. Two minutes in the last two games. But when Jeff Walz called her number with 11 minutes left against South Florida on Wednesday, the 5-foot-4 junior responded with six points, six rebounds and a lock down defense on USF’s scoring machine.“I knew we needed...
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January 12, 2012  |  Discuss

A belch for the Belk Bowl

by Paul SykesMaybe it’s the age factor. Maybe it’s standing in 30 m.p.h. winds and 40 degrees temperatures. Maybe it’s the fact that the Belk Bowl was essentially a home game for North Carolina State and backed up by the droves of Wolfpack football fans who just drove in for the day, spent the night and left the next morning.Whatever it is, this University of Louisville fan...
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December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

West Virginia thrives on offense, UofL on defense

Editor’s note: Pay attention, the writer has been on target this season.by Paul SykesThe scoreboard operator at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown has a full time job when West Virginia (6-2) takes the field for football.In eight games, the Mountaineers have put 309 points on the board this season and allowed opponents 209 points. Six times the WVU squad has scored over 30 points...
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November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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