High School Basketball: Officials with the Kentucky-Indiana All Star games issued a news release Wednesday announcing the boys and girls junior and senior players that have been invited to try out for the Kentucky All Star teams.
Senior boys include Hopkinsville’s Tra Edwards, Michael Arnett of Calloway County, Byron Carver and Chris Porter-Bunton of Warren Central, Patrick Hubert of St. Mary, Peyton Puckett of Graves County and Austin Renfrow of Marshall County.
Senior girls include Meg Starling of University Heights, Summer Simmons of Calloway County and Kaylynn Pearson of Owensboro Catholic.
Junior girls include LeLe Grubbs and DeNayia Holmes of University Heights, Maci Brown and Kacie Wallace of Henderson County and Alyssa Barnard of Marshall County.
Junior boys include Jaqualis Matlock of Hopkinsville, Eli Pepper of Caldwell County, Hunter Noffsinger of Muhlenberg County, Mason Roland of Webster County, David Simmons of Henderson County and Jared Savage of Warren Central.
Junior tryouts will be held April 12th and senior tryouts will be held April 13th at Georgetown College. Transylvania University will host this year’s Kentucky segment of the All Star games June 13th.
Reports indicate Lexington Lafayette’s Jackson Davis is now being recruited by Louisville, with Indiana to make an appearance at his 11th region game tomorrow. Kentucky has not had any contact with Davis according to the Lexington Herald Leader. Davis has received scholarship offers this week from Boston College and Oklahoma State.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening has 6th ranked Villanova at Xavier, 15th ranked Cincinnati hosts 20th ranked Memphis and 22nd ranked Michigan State hosts 25th ranked Iowa.
NFL: The Indianapolis Colts signed linebacker D'Qwell Jackson today. Jackson received a four-year deal worth $22 million, including $11 million guaranteed, according to multiple reports.
The 30-year-old Jackson was released by the Cleveland Browns on February 26th. Last season, Jackson recorded 141 combined tackles with 1 1/2 sacks and one interception.
MLB: Cactus League action as the Cincinnati Reds meeting the San Francisco Giants, the Chicago Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago White Sox splitting squads today, one takes on Kansas City, the other meets Seattle.
Grapefruit League action has St. Louis against Minnesota and Atlanta meets Washington.
Golf: First round play is underway at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral in Miami. Defending champion Tiger Woods is in the field, despite withdrawing from The Honda Classic in Sunday’s final round due to back spasms.
High School Basketball: Play finally began in the 2nd region Girls tournament last night at Henderson County High School.
Following a sluggish first half, University Heights used a 19-4 third quarter run to defeat Union County 60-54. Only three Lady Blazers scored in the game, with Denayia Holmes scoring 25 points-20 in the second half, LeLe Grubbs pitched in 21 and Demetria Snorton added 14 as UHA improved to 23-4 on the season. Union County was led by Mikayla Thompson’s 13 in finishing the season 19-10.
The second game saw Madisonville improve to 21-8 with a 58-43 over Livingston Central who finishes 12-16.
Elsewhere: South Warren defeated Logan County 58-48 in the 4th region tournament and Muhlenberg County defeated Breckinridge County 54-41 in the 3rd region tournament which also saw Owensboro Catholic roll Edmonson County 70-52.
Tonight’s games: Play continues in the 2nd region Girls tournament as Caldwell County faces Lyon County at 6 pm, with Christian County playing host Henderson County in the nightcap. Coverage of the game begins around 7:30 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening: 3rd region Girls action has Grayson County against Apollo and Ohio County goes against Meade County. 4th region Girls games have Bowling Green against host Allen County Scottsville and Franklin Simpson meets Clinton County.
Play has been delayed again in the 1st region tournaments. Girls play will get underway tomorrow with four first round games at Murray State University, with the Boys first round games to be played Saturday, with the Girls semifinal games Sunday and the championship game Monday. Boys semifinal games will be held next Tuesday, with the championship game next Wednesday.
College Basketball: Russ Smith scored 22 of his 26 points in the second half as 11th ranked Louisville defeated 18th ranked SMU 84-71. SEC action saw Tennessee roll over Auburn 82-54. Women’s action saw Western Kentucky defeat Louisiana 80-71.
First round play at the OVC Tournament saw in men’s action Tennessee Tech defeat SIU Edwardsville 74-67 and Southeast Missouri over Eastern Illinois 79-61. Women’s games saw Eastern Kentucky win over Eastern Illinois 75-52 and Jacksonville State defeated SIU Edwardsville 71-59.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has LSU at Vanderbilt. Western Kentucky plays its home regular season finale against Louisiana’s Ragin Cajuns. Women’s action has Georgia meeting Vanderbilt in the SEC Women’s Tournament.
At the OVC Tournament: Women’s quarterfinal games have Eastern Kentucky facing Tennessee State and Jacksonville State goes against Tennessee Tech. Men’s quarterfinals have Morehead State against Tennessee Tech and Eastern Kentucky faces Southeast Missouri.
NFL: Former Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey has signed a two year contract extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rainey played in 10 games for the Bucs last season and rushed for a team high 532 yards. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tennessee Titans veteran running back Chris Johnson says the decision on whether he remains with the Titans is “in God’s hands”. Johnson made the comment to The Tennessean as he continues off season rehab on surgically repaired knee in Orlando, FL.
Johnson is scheduled to make $8 million this season following a season which saw him rush for a career low 1,077 yards while making $10 million. Johnson has two years left on his Titans contract and team officials say they are going through an “evaluation process” in determining Johnson’s future.
NHL: The Nashville Predators made a couple of trades yesterday, sending team all time leading scorer and first ever draft pick, center David Legwand to the Detroit Red Wings for forward Patrick Eaves, a prospect and a third round pick in this year’s NHL Draft.
The Predators also dealt goalie Devan Dubnyk to the Montreal Canadiens for future considerations.
High School Basketball: Following two days of weather delays, the 2nd region Girls tournament will begin this evening at Henderson County High School.
8th district champion University Heights faces 6th district runner up Union County at 6, followed by 5th district winner Livingston Central facing 7th district runner up Madisonville. Coverage of the University Heights game begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Before this evening’s game, Todd Hamilton will have Sports Tonight with interviews with several coaches playing in the 2nd region tournaments. The show begins at 5:06 on News/Talk WHOP.
College Basketball: Top 25 games tonight include 3rd ranked Arizona at Oregon State, 4th ranked Duke at Wake Forest, 8th ranked Kansas hosts Texas Tech, 10th ranked San Diego State at Nevada Las Vegas, 11th ranked Wisconsin hosts Purdue, 16th ranked St. Louis hosts Dayton, 21st ranked New Mexico hosts Air Force and 23rd ranked Oklahoma welcomes West Virginia.
MLB: Grapefruit League action has Atlanta meeting Philadelphia and St. Louis goes against Boston. Cactus League action has the Chicago Cubs meeting a Colorado Rockies split squad and the Chicago White Sox meet San Diego.
The Cincinnati Reds face the Los Angeles Dodgers this evening, with pre game coverage at 7:50 on News/Talk WHOP.
PGA Tour: Tiger Woods says he will play in the WGC-Cadillac Championship that begins tomorrow at Doral in Miami. Woods agent, Mark Steinberg says he’s been receiving treatments for back spasms and will take place in an afternoon news conference. Woods—who is the defending champion—withdrew during the final round of the The Honda Classic last Sunday with back issues.
High School Basketball: For the second consecutive evening, the Girls 2nd region tournament was postponed at Henderson County. Plans are to begin the tournament this evening, with University Heights playing Union County at 6, followed by Madisonville and Livingston Central. Heritage Bank pre game coverage for the University Heights game is on the air at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
First round play continues Thursday evening, with the semifinal games to be played Saturday at noon, with the championship game Sunday afternoon at 4 pm.
With the change in schedule for the girls tournament, the Boys 2nd region tournament will now begin with first round games Friday and Saturday evenings at 6 at Madisonville, with the semi finals next Monday and the championship game next Tuesday.
Speaking of the regional tournaments, Sports Tonight will feature interviews with some of the coaches of both boys and girls teams beginning at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP.
Elsewhere this evening: 3rd region girls play begins at the Sports Center in Owensboro as Owensboro Catholic meets Edmonson County and Muhlenberg County faces Breckinridge County. Logan County is scheduled to face South Warren in the 4th region tournament at Allen County Scottsville.
College Basketball: Senior Night saw Kentucky trail Alabama 28-25 at halftime, but rally to defeat the Crimson Tide at Rupp Arena 55-48. Julius Randle had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the 22-6 Wildcats to the win. Seniors Jared Polson and Jon Hood both started and scored three points each in the win.
Kentucky returns to action Saturday at top ranked Florida, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has Tennessee at Auburn, 11th ranked Louisville plays at 18th ranked SMU and women’s action has Western Kentucky hosting Louisiana’s Ragin Cajuns.
The Ohio Valley Conference announced its post season honors Tuesday. Murray State’s Cameron Payne was named the league’s Freshman of the Year. Belmont’s JJ Mann was named Player of the Year and Rick Byrd was named Coach of the Year.
Payne was also named to the All OVC first team, with Jarvis Williams named to the second team. Both Payne and Williams were named to the OVC All Newcomer team.
First round games in the OVC Tournament begin today in Nashville. Women’s games have Eastern Kentucky facing Eastern Illinois, followed by Jacksonville State and SIU Edwardsville. Men’s action has Tennessee Tech meeting SIU Edwardsville in the first play in game, followed by Southeast Missouri and Eastern Illinois.
College Football: Western Kentucky University’s Jimmy Feix Field at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium will be redone following spring practice with a new design. Following a week of online voting, fans have chosen for the end zones to be black in color with the red WKU in the center. The WKU red towel will also be on the 50 yard line of the new surface. The Hilltoppers host Bowling Green State University in the 2014 season opener in late August.
NFL: Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker says he’s focused on recovering from surgery on his right foot and getting back on the field. Locker made the comments at the Boy Scouts Patron Luncheon Tuesday according to the Tennessean. Locker has been walking recently in a walking boot and will have a procedure to remove hardware inserted in his foot during the surgery.
Doctors say they are encouraged by Locker’s progress and he hopes to take part in team organized activities in June following a period of rehab.
NHL: Pekka Rinne started for the first time since October, however, the Nashville Predators fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 3-1. Patric Hornqvist had the lone goal for Nashville who has lost two games in a row.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds lost to the Kansas City Royals 9-5 in Cactus League action Tuesday. The Reds take on the Los Angeles Dodgers this evening in a game you can hear beginning at 7:50 on News/Talk WHOP.
High School Basketball: For the second straight evening, play in the Girls 2nd region tournament at Henderson County will not begin due to icy conditions. First round games will now be played Wednesday and Thursday nights at 6pm, with the semifinals beginning at noon Saturday and the championship game Sunday.
Boys 2nd region play in Madisonville will now begin on Friday with two first round games beginning at 6 pm, then the other first round games on Saturday evening at 6 pm, with the semifinals next Monday and the championship game next Tuesday.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening includes top ranked Florida at South Carolina, 7th ranked Syracuse hosts Georgia Tech, 12th ranked Michigan goes to Illinois, 13th ranked Creighton at Georgetown and 17th ranked Iowa State is at Baylor.
NFL: Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard officially signed his multi-year contract to stay with the club today. Pollard—who was the Titans leading tackler in the 2013 season—says he’s excited to play for new Titans coach Ken Wisenhunt.
Pollard added reasons he signed were that Nashville was a nice fit for he and his family along with the camaraderie with his teammates. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The Dallas Cowboys are working on creating some salary cap relief. The team is close to finalizing restructured contracts for quarterback Tony Romo, linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick.
The "Dallas Morning News" reports the new Romo deal will save the Cowboys 10 million-dollars. Romo inked a six-year deal worth 108-million-dollars before last season, with 55-million guaranteed. The Lee and Scandrick moves will save the club nearly 7.8-million-dollars in cap space.
Amid reports he is unhappy in San Francisco, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says he has told owner Jed York all he wants to do is coach the team. A SI.com story Monday indicates Harbaugh does not want to be paid the highest salary in football nor does he want more power.
Harbaugh adds he intends to fulfill his contract in San Francisco which is set to expire next year. Harbaugh is 36-11 and has made three NFC championship and one Super Bowl appearance during his 49ers tenure.
MLB: The Reds Hot Stove League show comes your way at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP. Speaking of the Reds, they are in Cactus League action this afternoon against the Kansas City Royals, with the Chicago Cubs facing an Oakland A’s split squad, while the Chicago White Sox face Cleveland.
Grapefruit League action includes Atlanta hosting Washington, while the St. Louis Cardinals have the day off.