High School Basketball: WHOP Sports has learned Trigg County High School is expected to name a new boys basketball coach Thursday. The announcement is to be made at a 4 pm news conference.
Speculation centers around either current Trigg County assistant Rex Booth or Hopkinsville assistant Payton Croft being named as long time coach Mike Wright’s successor. Whoever gets the job will inherit a team that went 20-9 this past season in winning the 5th district title and making an appearance in the semi finals of the 2nd region tournament.
College Football: A former University of Kentucky player has been elected as part of this year’s class of the College Football Hall of Fame. Steve Mellinger was a two time first team All American, who played for the legendary Bear Bryant from 1951-53. Mellinger played on both sides of the ball as a skill position player. Mellinger becomes the sixth former UK player or coach to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
College Basketball: A CBS Sports.com report indicates the shot clock for college basketball will not be changed from 35 to 30 seconds, but says there will be some other rule changes. The good news is the rules committee will likely make changes to the block-charge call that will favor the offensive player and call for a new emphasis on existing rules concerning hand checking and contact with cutters on offense.
MLB: Following last night’s dramatic 5-4 win, the Cincinnati Reds close out their series with Atlanta this afternoon at Great American Ball Park. The St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs also close out their series this afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A. Happ is expected to be released from a Tampa hospital today after being struck in the head by a line drive in the second inning of last night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Happ was immediately floored by the shot off the bat of Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. Happ suffered a head contusion and a cut to his left ear. Happ said in a hospital statement that he's in "good spirits" and he "appreciates the support of the baseball community."
NBA: Playoff action tonight has the Chicago Bulls looking to take a 2-0 lead on the Miami Heat, while San Antonio looks to also take a 2-0 lead on Golden State.
NHL: There’s four games on the playoff schedule, with Eastern Conference action featuring Boston and Toronto, along with Washington and the NY Rangers. Western Conference action has Los Angeles meeting St. Louis and Detroit faces Anaheim.
Golf: The final practice rounds are taking place today before what many deem as the fifth major, The Players begins tomorrow at TPC Sawgrass. All the top players in the world are in this week’s event.
Vijay Singh has filed a lawsuit against the PGA Tour, claiming the tour subjected him to “public ridicule and humiliation for months” after admitting earlier this year to using deer antler spray, which contained a banned substance on the PGA Tour. The tour cleared Singh of any accusations April 30th and he has not commented since. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem did not comment today on the matter.