Golf: Second round action is underway at the 94th Kentucky Open at Olde Stone Golf Club in Bowling Green.
Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones, Mitchell Moore and Ronnie Young all had early morning tee times, with Tyler Mitchell of Cadiz teeing off just after 2 this afternoon.
The top 70 scores and ties will move on to the final round scheduled for tomorrow.
The match play portion of the US Women’s Amateur Championship is underway at the Country Club of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Princeton’s Emma Talley is meeting Lydia Choi of California in her first match this afternoon. The University of Alabama sophomore to be is the third seed in the competition.
The last practice rounds for golf’s final major, the PGA Championship, are taking place today at Oak Hill. Rory McIlroy is the defending champion for the event which begins tomorrow.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds wrap up a two game interleague series with Oakland in a matinee game at Great American Ballpark.
National League action this evening has St. Louis hosting Los Angeles, Atlanta seeks its 13th straight win at Washington and the Chicago Cubs are at Philadelphia.
The Cincinnati Reds activated reliever Jonathan Broxton from the 15-day disabled list today. Broxton landed on the DL in mid-June with a flexor mass strain in his right elbow. Prior to the injury, he had a 2-2 record with a 4.33 ERA in 29 appearances. The Reds optioned pitcher Pedro Villarreal to Triple-A Louisville to clear a roster spot.
College Football: Kentucky Sports Radio reports Kentucky cornerback JD Harmon—a former walk on from Paducah—will not be eligible this season due to academic issues.
Coach Mark Stoops announced following Tuesday’s practice Harmon would not play this season, but when reporters asked for further information, a school spokesperson would not elaborate on why Harmon was no longer on the squad. Harmon led Kentucky with two interceptions last season, both coming against Missouri.
West Kentucky Star.com reports Western Kentucky has received a 2014 commitment from a player from the new McCracken County High School. Evan Sayner posted his decision on Twitter Tuesday. The 6-4 250 pound defensive lineman played for Lone Oak High School before it became part of McCracken County High.
Sayner is the 10th commitment for 2014 and the seventh from the state of Kentucky.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari tells ESPN’s Andy Katz he feels like this year’s team is meshing quicker than he imagined and that he already can see who the leaders will be.
Calipari says freshmen Julius Randle and the Harrison twins--Aaron and Andrew--are going to be the leaders and says freshman center Dakari Johnson has been the surprise of summer camp.
NBA: The Indiana Pacers have hired former Murray State standout Popeye Jones as an assistant coach. Indystar.com reports the 43-year-old Jones comes to the Pacers from the Brooklyn Nets where he had been an assistant the last three seasons.