Former University Heights and University of Tennessee basketball standout Scotty Hopson says numerous NBA teams are showing interest in him and he will be working out for some of them in the next few weeks. Hopson would not say what teams he’s talking to, but says if it does not work out, he will return overseas to play next season. Hopson is back in town for a few days after playing this past season in Greece.
Major League Baseball action this evening has St. Louis hosting San Francisco, Cincinnati at Milwaukee, Atlanta at Philadelphia and the Chicago Cubs continue their West Coast swing at San Diego.
Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt is in New York today meeting with NFL officials about his recent DUI arrest at Fort Campbell. Britt had his first disciplinary meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last year and promised to clean up his behavior after eight run ins with the law since being drafted in 2009. Britt who is rehabbing from three knee surgeries since last fall, is currently on the physically unable to perform list.
Austin Peay is having its first day of fall football workouts today, while its first game opponent Western Kentucky is reporting to fall camp. The Governors and Hilltoppers will play September 1st in Bowling Green.
Sports Illustrated writer Rob Dauster has offered ten breakout players for the upcoming college basketball season, with two of them in Kentucky. Dauster says Kentucky’s Kyle Wiltjer and Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear are on the list. Both will be sophomores this coming season.
Tee times have been set for the first two days of the PGA Championship, which begins Thursday at The Ocean Course at Kiwah Island. Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker will play with Zach Johnson and Luke Donald the first two days, with tee times at 12:30 Hopkinsville time Thursday afternoon and at 7:20 Friday morning.
Defending champ Keegan Bradley will play with Tiger Woods and Martin Kaymer the first two days, while Phil Mickelson is paired with Padraig Harrington and Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III.
The 2012 Kentucky Open begins tomorrow at the Traditions Golf Club in Hebron. Murray State senior to be and US Amateur qualifier Patrick Newcomb is among those in the field.