Two members of Hopkinsville High’s boys soccer team are signing letters with Union College this afternoon. Trey Upton and Houston Stagner are holding ceremonies to mark the event.
A news conference involving the five University of Kentucky basketball underclassmen has been moved to a new time. Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Terrence Jones and Marquis Teague will be joined by Coach John Calipari at the news conference at 6 pm Hopkinsville time.
If all five of the underclassmen leave, Kentucky will lose 93% of its scoring, 94% of its rebounding and 96% of its assists from the just completed national championship season.
The Tennessee Titans have announced the dates and sites for their 2012 Titans Caravan. One of the stops will be in Hopkinsville on Monday April 30th at 5:45 at O’Charley’s on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Titans players—yet to be announced, along with the Voice of the Titans Mike Keith and mascot T-Rac will be on hand to visit with fans.
ESPN is reporting New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will not be allowed to have contact with any member of the Saints or in the NFL during his upcoming one year suspension which begins next week. If he does, he must first tell a league executive. Payton was suspended for a year for first lying to league officials about a bounty program and instructed his defensive assistants to do the same.
The NFL is releasing its 2012 regular season schedule at 6 Hopkinsville time this evening. The league recently announced the Super Bowl champion New York Giants will host the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday September 5th. The NFL Network will air the schedule release.
The Miami Marlins will have manager Ozzie Guillen back in the dugout this evening after serving a five game suspension following comments made last week about Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The Marlins open a three game series with the Chicago Cubs.
Also this evening, the St. Louis Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves play game two of their series with the New York Mets.
The Golf Channel reports the U-S House has voted to bestow a Congressional Gold Medal on golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus was cited for his golfing achievements, including 18 major championships and his humanitarian work. The measure now goes to the U-S Senate for consideration. Another golfing legend and Nicklaus contemporary, Arnold Palmer, received the award in 2009.
Meanwhile, Jack Nicklaus said Monday Bubba Watson’s shot on the 10th hole of the playoff at the Masters is one of the most memorable shots in golf. Nicklaus said it was hard for him to imagine the difficulty of the hooked wedge shot which gave Watson his first major title. Nicklaus says the creativity Watson showed is what makes it so memorable.
The news conference that was to take place at 1 Hopkinsville time this afternoon involving the five underclassmen on Kentucky's basketball team has a time change. The Lexington Herald Leader notes Coach John Calipari will join the five players: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague and Terrence Jones at the announcement which will now take place at 6 pm Hopkinsville time.
High School Baseball
2nd region All A: University Heights defeated Livingston Central 2-0 and will meet Caldwell County in the semifinals after the Tigers edged Webster County 7-6, Crittenden County run ruled Dawson Springs 27-0 in 5 innings and will meet Trigg County in the other semi final tonight at Lyon County after the Wildcats defeated the host Lyons 13-3.
Elsewhere: Marshall County over Christian County 6-2, Russellville defeated Warren East 8-3, Union County defeated Madisonville 12-7, Muhlenberg County run ruled Breckinridge County 17-7 in 5 innings.
Today’s games: Fort Campbell hosts Sycamore, TN in a doubleheader, Todd Central hosts Russellville, Logan County at Franklin Simpson, Hopkins Central hosts Muhlenberg County.
High School Softball
2nd region All A: Webster County edged University Heights 7-5, Dawson Springs over Trigg County 12-2 in five innings, Livingston Central over Caldwell County 11-0 in six innings.
Elsewhere: Todd Central shutout Hopkinsville 7-0, after the Lady Tigers got their first district win over Fort Campbell 15-0.
Today’s games: Christian County hosts Fort Campbell in 8th district action, Russellville at Franklin Simpson, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Henderson County hosts Union County.
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control passed a couple of measures for basketball and soccer on Monday.
In basketball, a running clock will be used in the 2nd half once the margin of a game reaches 35 points. The only time the clock will be stopped is for charged time outs, injury or disqualification or free throws.
In soccer, the state tournament will expand to eight teams for both boys and girls, with the sectional and sub-sectional rounds being replaced by a semi state round.
Boston Marathon: Two Hopkinsville runners ran in the event on Monday. The Kentucky New Era reports Kevin Felton dropped out of the race because of a leg injury and the unusually hot weather, however Eddie Yoakum ran a time of 3:53:56, while Todd Shouse ran the 26 mile course in a time of 3:51:40.
College Basketball: Five members of Kentucky’s basketball team will hold a 1 pm Hopkinsville time news conference today to announce their future plans. Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Terrence Jones and Marquis Teague will announce whether they will return to Kentucky or place their names in the NBA Draft.
University of Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced during a news conference Monday Luke Hancock and Peyton Siva will be the captains for the 2012-13 edition of the Cardinal team.
Austin Peay signed a fifth member to its women’s basketball recruiting class Monday. Symantha Norton, a 5-11 guard from Scottsburg, Indiana will join coach Carrie Daniels squad next season. Norton averaged almost 15 points and nine rebounds during her senior year.
College Football: O.C. Brown, an outstanding offensive lineman prospect who was the focal point of the Academy Award winning documentary “Undefeated” is transferring to Austin Peay from Southern Mississippi. Brown, a Memphis native, will have three years of eligibility remaining. Brown redshirted at Southern Miss in 2010 and was a reserve lineman last season.
The Tennessean reports the Franklin American Music City Bowl will be kicking off at its earliest time ever later this year. The game will kickoff on New Year’s Eve at 11 am and be the first game of a tripleheader televised that day on ESPN. The game features teams from the SEC and the Atlantic Coast Conference. Last year, Mississippi State beat Wake Forest 23-17.
College Baseball: University of Evansville and former Christian County pitcher Cole Isom has been named the Missouri Valley Conference pitcher of the week. Isom threw a three hit, complete game performance in a 4-1 win over Wichita State. Isom struck out 11 batters in the game and did not allow a hit until the 7th inning in notching his first MVC win of the season. Isom has a 2-4 record on the 2012 campaign.
NHL: The Nashville Predators look to take a 3-1 lead in their Stanley Cup playoff series tonight with the Detroit Red Wings in Joe Louis Arena. Coverage airs at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds lost the series finale to the New Orleans Zephyrs 11-5 and open a series with Oklahoma City tonight in Nashville.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods win their sixth straight game over Great Lakes 2-1, with game two of the series in Bowling Green this evening.
Kentucky Sports Radio reports on its website University of Kentucky basketball players Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Terrence Jones, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague will hold a joint news conference tomorrow afternoon at 1 pm Hopkinsville time to announce their future plans. Reports had surfaced earlier today that Terrence Jones was announcing his plans to go to the NBA Draft, however all five will make their decisions known Tuesday afternoon.
Updating an earlier story concerning a report out of Lexington that Kentucky’s Terrence Jones is declaring for the NBA draft, no official word has been announced by UK. Lexington television station WTVQ had a Twitter report Jones was set to announce he was headed to the draft as early as tomorrow, but a school spokesman says he has heard nothing from Jones.
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino announced at a news conference this afternoon his son Richard will be named the new head coach at Florida International replacing Isaiah Thomas. The elder Pitino also says two assistants will be leaving to go with Richard to FIU.
Pitino also says that sophomore Elijah Justice will transfer to Pikeville University to get more playing time and to be closer to his ailing grandparents. Pitino also announced Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock have been named co captains for the 2012-13 season.
Wesley Korir of Kenya won the Boston Marathon on Monday, while countrymate
Sharon Cherop claimed the women's title. Korir beat out fellow Kenyan Levy
Matebo and finished in a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.
A Kenyan man has now won 19 out of the last 22 Boston Marathons.
Cherop won the women's race in a time of 2:31:50, beating fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong by just two seconds.