College Football: Alabama coach Nick Saban says Kentucky is really playing well as a team right now and said the Wildcats 1-4 record is deceiving because of the tough competition they have played. The top ranked team in the nation comes to Lexington Saturday, with pre game coverage beginning at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Basketball: Murray State has lost point guard Zay Jackson due to injury for the season. WPSD-Paducah reports on its website Jackson tore the ACL and LCL in his right knee after landing awkwardly following a dunk in practice Saturday.
Coach Steve Prohm says surgery will take place in a couple of weeks and the school will ask for a medical redshirt year for the sophomore. Jackson will be replaced by freshman Cameron Payne. The Racers have their first pre season game against Freed Hardeman on November 2nd.
MLB: The Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers face elimination today in their respective American League Division Series. The Tigers host Oakland late this afternoon trailing in their series 2 games to 1. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay hopes to ride the emotion of last night’s 5-4 win into tonight’s game with Boston. The Red Sox lead the series 2-1.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles awaits to see if they will face St. Louis or Pittsburgh in the National League championship series. The Cardinals and Pirates play game 5 of their NLDS tomorrow in St. Louis.
NFL: The Philadelphia Eagles may not have quarterback Michael Vick for Sunday’s game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Vick left Sunday’s game with the NY Giants due to a hamstring injury. If Vick can’t play, second year man Nick Foles will get the start.
The Green Bay Packers could be without linebacker Clay Matthews for a month. ESPN reports Matthews suffered a broken thumb injury in Sunday’s game against Detroit. A Milwaukee newspaper reports all indications are Matthews will have to have surgery on the thumb.