Hoppers Baseball: It’s the final day of regular season play for the Hoptown Hoppers as they close out the season with a doubleheader at
The Ohio Valley League playoffs begin Thursday night with two play in games. Fourth place
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds close out a four game series with the San Francisco Giants with pre game coverage at 8:45 on News/Talk WHOP. Other National League action has
High School Sports: The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control this week received results of the latest playoff format survey conducted by the membership concerning football. 118 of 220 schools that play football indicate they wish to retain the current format of allowing four teams from each district to compete in playoff games.
There will be more discussion of football alignment for 2015-18 when the board meets again in November. However, Class A schools are nearly evenly divided on how the playoffs should be played. Plans are to have the alignment draft completed by the January 2014 board meeting, with it to be sent to the membership for review, with plans to finalize the alignment process by May, 2014.
The Board of Control also completed the formal evaluation process of Commissioner Julian Tackett and awarded him with a new four year contract. Tackett became the 7th commissioner in June, 2010 and has worked with the KHSAA for 30 years.
NFL: A rookie for the Tennessee Titans is being praised as a hero today. News Channel 5-Nashville reports former Clemson linebacker Jonathan “Tig” Willard was driving to training camp Tuesday from his South Carolina home when he noticed smoke in the car in front of him on Interstate 40.
He got the woman to pull over, rescued her along with her children and pets from the vehicle before it fully engulfed in flames. Willard signed as a free agent following this year’s NFL Draft.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed wide receiver Mike Williams to a six-year, $40.25 million contract. The 26-year-old Williams was selected by the Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of
Williams has yet to miss a game in his first three years in the league, registering 193 catches for 2,731 yards and 23 touchdowns over 48 contests. Williams posted 63 receptions for a career-high 996 yards and a team-best nine receiving touchdowns in the 2012 season.
NASCAR: NBC Sports is back with NASCAR, starting in 2015. Officials from NASCAR and NBC Sports Group announced Tuesday they have reached a 10-year agreement that grants NBC the exclusive television rights to the final 20 Sprint Cup Series races, the final 19 Nationwide Series events, select NASCAR regional and touring series races and other live content from 2015-2024.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. NBC will replace ESPN and TNT's coverage of NASCAR. FOX Sports will televise the first 16 Sprint Cup points-paying races, including the season-opening Daytona 500, before NBC takes over.