Golf: The 2012 Kentucky Open begins today at Traditions Golf Club in Hebron and several local golfers are in the field. Hopkinsville’s Mitchell Moore, Paul Sansom of Russellville and Tyler Mitchell of Cadiz are among those competing in the event.
University Heights golf teams were in action Monday.
Boys: UHA played at Lakeshore Golf Club and tied with Madisonville at 157, with Hopkins Central third with 166. The Blazers were led by Tadd Switzer 37, Austin Knight 38, Cameron Allen 39, Hendley Traughber 43 and Adam Stone 44.
Girls: The Lady Blazers lost to Madisonville 79-104 at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club. Anna Moore led the Lady Blazers with 43.
Former University Heights and University of Tennessee basketballer Scotty Hopson says the international game is much different than the game in the US. Hopson says he will workout for several NBA teams in the next few weeks. If there are no takers, Hopson says he plans to return to play again in Greece.
College Football: Austin Peay opened its fall camp Monday, with two players who missed last season happy to be back on the field. The Leaf Chronicle reports Dontavious Brown and Tremond Robinson suffered season ending injuries during last year’s fall camp. The Governors will put the pads on for the first time Friday and have a scrimmage game next week.
The Tennessean reports Nashville has been asked to bid on the Champions Bowl, which features teams from the SEC and the Big 12. The new bowl will take place after the 2014 season on New Year’s Day. Nashville Sports Council president Scott Ramsey says it’s flattering they have been asked to bid, but doesn’t know if they will. Dallas and Atlanta have also expressed interest in the game, with the bid deadline set for August 22nd.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Falcons held a joint workout Monday in Dalton, GA. The Tennessean says Titans coaches were pleased with the offensive play overall, even if the workout did not shed light on if Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker should be the starting quarterback.
Hasselbeck was 13 of 17 with two interceptions, while Locker went 10 of 14. The Titans play their first pre season game Saturday at Seattle.
Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt met with NFL officials in New York Monday over his latest off field incident. The Titans wide receiver was picked up on DUI charges at Fort Campbell last month. No decision on whether Britt will be punished was made.