High School Basketball: Bluegrass Preps.com has released its weekly girls basketball poll. Henderson County is ninth this week, with Marshall County ranked 19th. Elizabethtown is ranked number one.
Hopkinsville is ranked second in the latest boys rankings, with Warren Central ranked 7th and Henderson County ranked 15th. Ballard is the number one team this week.
Golf: Former Caldwell County standout Emma Talley has been selected to tryout to make the USA Curtis Cup team in 2014. The University of Alabama sophomore is one of 14 golfers that will play next month at Champions Golf Club in Houston.
The eight players to be selected for the team will play in the Curtis Cup match June 6-8 at St. Louis Country Club to be held in St. Louis, Missouri. Talley earned her invitation by winning the 2013 US Women’s Amateur.
NFL: The new Tennessee Titans president and CEO says he will wait until season’s end before determining what changes need to be made. Tommy Smith—the son in law of late owner Bud Adams who died in October—told reporters at Sunday’s game against Arizona he will meet the first week with both general manager Ruston Webster and head coach Mike Munchak.
Smith says he wants to review every coach and player in a “deliberate and thoughtful” process that moves as timely as possible. The Titans have lost eight of their last 10 games putting Coach Munchak’s future in question. Smith added he was happy with the talent the Titans acquired via free agency in the last off season, but added there is work to do.
Two teams at 7-6 that are battling for a playoff spot in their respective conferences meet this evening on Monday Night Football as the Baltimore Ravens are in Detroit to face the Lions.
College Basketball: Top 25 action has 2nd ranked Syracuse taking on St. John’s this afternoon, with ranked Duke hosting Gardner Webb this evening.
Kentucky has taken a nose dive following Saturday’s loss to North Carolina in one of the major college basketball polls. The Wildcats are 19th in the Associated Press poll this while Louisville is sixth in the AP poll. Arizona is still number one this week.
University of Louisville redshirt freshman Mangkok Mathiang has been named the American Athletic Conference rookie of the week. Mathiang had a season high 13 points and five rebounds in Saturday’s win over Western Kentucky.
Former University of Tennessee player Dyron Nix has died of complications from pneumonia at age 46. Nix was selected to the Vols All-Century Team and was the SEC’s leading scorer as a junior in the 1987-88 season. Nix’s 1,877 points is eight best in school history.
College Football: In the wake of Saturday’s 34-7 loss to Navy, Army has fired Coach Rich Ellerson. Ellerson finished his tenure 20-41 including a 3-9 record this season which included a loss to Western Kentucky at West Point. Army has also lost five straight games to Navy.
MLB: The Cleveland Indians have apparently found a new closer. ESPN reports the Tribe will sign John Axford to a one year contract, pending a physical. Axford had a 1.74 earned run average in 13 games for the St. Louis Cardinals after being traded by Milwaukee.
Former Cincinnati Reds utility man Ryan Freel suffered from a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last year. Freel’s family tells the Florida Times-Union he had a condition known as chronic traumatic encehphalopathy, better known as CTE. Freel reportedly had nine to ten concussions during his major league career.