High School Basketball
Boys: Christian County goes to Hopkins Central, Caldwell County at Community Christian, Ohio County hosts an Australian Travel Team.
Girls: Fort Campbell hosts Christian County, Hopkinsville goes to Muhlenberg County, Ohio County hosts an Australian Travel Team.
Wednesday’s scores: Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey was one of three double figure scorers with 13 points as LSU lost to Auburn in its SEC opener 68-63. Ole Miss drilled Tennessee 92-74.
In the OVC: Eastern Kentucky defeated Murray State 77-65 and Austin Peay had to go to overtime to beat Morehead State 84-81.
Gorgui Dieng had 16 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks as 3rd ranked Louisville defeated Seton Hall 73-58.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky opens Southeastern Conference play at Vanderbilt in a rematch of last year’s SEC Championship game won by the Commodores, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan University entertain Rider.
SEC women’s action this evening has 6th ranked Kentucky meeting 20th ranked Texas A&M, Vanderbilt meets 18th ranked South Carolina and 9th ranked Tennessee meets Missouri.
College Football: Two members of Kentucky’s team are no longer on the squad. Freshmen defensive backs Jonathan Reed and Marcus Caffey were dismissed Wednesday for violation of team rules, according to a UK spokesman, who also says Coach Mark Stoops is gathering facts on the arrest of freshman lineman TJ Jones, which we reported earlier this week.
Murray State coach Chris Hatcher announced Wednesday defensive coordinator Ashley Anders will not return for the 2013 season. In a statement, Hatcher said the two met after the 2012 season and mutually agreed to part ways. Anders had been an assistant with Hatcher for 11 years.
NFL: The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker underwent surgery on his non throwing shoulder Wednesday. Locker injured the shoulder early in the 2012 season. Rehabilitation is expected to take three months, with full recovery in six months, just in time for training camp.
Titans strong safety Justin Babineaux tells the Tennessean despite a frustrating 2012 season, he wants to remain a Titan. Babineaux is in the final year of his contract with the Titans. He had 92 tackles in 12 starts for Tennessee in the 2012 season.
PGA Tour: The Sony Open begins later today in Honolulu and when it does, a Champions Tour member who Monday qualified for the event will play at Waialae Country Club. 54-year-old Russ Cochran of Paducah is in his first PGA Tour event since 2009. Cochran missed the second half of the 2012 Champions Tour season due to an muscle strain.