High School Basketball-Wednesday’s scores: At the 4th region girls All A semifinals, Todd Central lost to Cumberland County 38-37.
Other action saw South Warren defeat Warren Central 59-46 in the girls game, with Warren Central winning the boys game 83-52.
At the Boys 1st region All A tournament, Hickman County over Ballard Memorial 60-52 and Murray over Fulton County 66-58.
Boys: Christian County hosts Fort Campbell in an 8th district matchup at Colonel Gym. Coverage of the game follows coverage of UHA’s girls game in the 2nd region All A tournament on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games have Todd Central hosting Russellville in the 4th region All A Classic, Owensboro Catholic faced Whitesville Trinity and Butler County hosts McLean County in the 3rd region All A Classic and Henderson County meets Saunders Trade and Technical at the Toyota Classic at Scott County and Calloway County meets Ullin, IL at the Superman Classic.
Girls: University Heights meets Lyon County in the first semi final game in the 2nd region All A Classic at Dawson Springs. Tip off at 6, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP. The second semi final game has Caldwell County facing Livingston Central.
Other games have Trigg County hosting Fort Campbell, and Murray meets Ballard Memorial in the finals of the 1st region All A Classic.
College Basketball: 12th ranked Louisville defeated South Florida 86-47. In the SEC: Tennessee over Arkansas 81-74 and Ole Miss defeated Vanderbilt 63-52. Women’s action saw Western Kentucky get by Louisiana Monroe 77-73.
Tonight’s games: Ohio Valley Conference action has Austin Peay hosting Jacksonville State and Murray State hosts Tennessee Tech, with the game tipping off at 3 this afternoon at the CFSB Center due to weather concerns. Western Kentucky goes to Louisiana Monroe.
Women’s action has 9th ranked Kentucky hosting Alabama and 11th ranked Tennessee hosts Florida.
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle and Louisville senior Russ Smith are among the 25 players on the midseason watch list for the John R. Wooden award, presented to the nation’s best player. The award will be presented during the Final Four in April.
College Football: The University of Louisville released its schedule Wednesday. Bobby Petrino will begin his second stint as Cardinals coach hosting Miami, not only in the school’s first Atlantic Coast Conference game, but a rematch of the Russell Athletic Bowl game won by the Cardinals. The game is September 1st, followed five days later by a meeting with in state rival Murray State.
The Cards will also host defending national champion Florida State on October 30th, play at Notre Dame November 22nd and close out the season with Kentucky at home one week later.
The Tennessean reports former UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell will become the offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt. Dorrell was the Bruins head coach from 2003-07 and most recently was the quarterbacks coach for the NFL’s Houston Texans.
It was also reported that David Koltuski will become the Commodores new defensive coordinator. He was the inside linebackers coach at Stanford the last two seasons.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have hired two new coaches. Former NFL head coach Mike Mularkey has been officially named as the tight ends coach, with John McNulty set to become the quarterbacks coach.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were involved in a trade Wednesday, sending defenseman Kevin Klein to the New York Rangers in exchange for another defenseman in Michael Del Zotto. The Predators begin a four game road swing at Vancouver this evening.
High School Football: The Princeton Times Leader reports today Caldwell County junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar has received another scholarship offer. It came following a visit last weekend to Purdue University.
Sindelar’s other offers are from Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Murray State, Ole Miss, Bowling Green and Toledo. Sindelar is listed as a 2015 four star recruit by Scout.com and is the 5th best Kentucky recruit for 2015 by 247 Sports.com.
College Basketball: Top 25 games tonight include 4th ranked Wichita State at Illinois State, 7th rated San Diego State at San Jose State, 8th ranked Wisconsin at Minnesota, 10th ranked Iowa at 25th ranked Michigan, 12th ranked UMass at Richmond, 18th ranked Duke at Miami, 20th ranked St. Louis at Duquesne and 25th ranked Oklahoma hosts TCU.
MLB: Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will reportedly sign with the New York Yankees. Multiple reports indicate Tanaka will sign a seven-year deal worth $ 155 million. The deal reportedly includes an opt out after the fourth year.
The 25-year-old Tanaka played in the Japanese League last season and went 24-and-0 with a 1.27 ERA. The deal would be the second-highest contract for a Yankees pitcher, just behind C.C. Sabathia. The Yankees won the Tanaka sweepstakes over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs and White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
There’s plenty of sports talk this evening on the WHOP family of stations. Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:06 followed by the Reds Hot Stove League show at 6:06, then Kentucky women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell at 7 and the Cats Pause talk show at 7:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show this evening at 5, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s scores
Boys: Graves County built as much as an eight point lead in the first half, but 2nd ranked Hopkinsville outscored the Eagles 25-14 in the 3rd period to take control and win 80-71 last night at Tiger Gym. Jaqualis Matlock led 17-2 Hopkinsville with 25 points.
Elsewhere: Bowling Green rolled Christian County 77-55, University Heights handled Lyon County 71-54 in the 2nd region All A tournament, Heritage Christian Academy defeated Franklin Road Christian 65-60 in overtime, Webster County over Fort Campbell 69-44, Madisonville defeated Trigg County 62-48.
Caldwell County defeated Dawson Springs 62-21 in the 2nd region All A tournament, McCracken County over Cairo, IL 83-60, Paducah Tilghman defeated Massac County, IL 76-65 at the Superman Classic and at the 1st region All A Classic, Carlisle County edged Mayfield 57-53.
Girls: Christian County defeated Bowling Green in overtime 63-59, Marshall County got by Hopkinsville 66-58, Franklin Road Christian over Heritage Christian 44-26, Madisonville defeated Webster County 63-55 in overtime, Graves County routed Calloway County 81-51, McCracken County edged Cairo, IL 49-47.
In the 1st region All A Tournament: Ballard Memorial over Carlisle County 55-34 and Mayfield defeated Community Christian 69-46.
High School Football: WPSD reports on its website Murray High coach Steve Duncan resigned Tuesday night. Duncan had coached six years at Murray, compiling a 63-16 record which included five trips to the Class 2-A region finals. Murray’s 2013 season was highlighted by a 27-14 win over then number one Caldwell County that sent them to the 2-A semi final game.
College Basketball: Alex Poythress had a season high 16 points as Kentucky cruised by Texas A&M 68-51. James Young added 15 and Julius Randle scored 13 points as Kentucky improved to 14-4 and 4-1 in the SEC.
Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. hit four free throws in the final minute as LSU got by Missouri 77-71. Hickey finished with seven points.
Women’s action saw 5th ranked Louisville cruise by Houston 93-52.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has Tennessee hosting Arkansas, and Vanderbilt welcoming Ole Miss. Elsewhere this evening, 12th ranked Louisville goes to South Florida. Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Louisiana Monroe.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky has received a commitment from four star cornerback Kendall Randolph of Tallahassee, FL. Randolph is the 10th four star player to join the 2014 recruiting class according to Rivals.com.
Former Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been announced as the second finalist for the Lexington Herald Leader-2013 Kentucky Sportsman of the Year. Bridgewater helped lead the Cardinals to the Russell Athletics Bowl, finished his degree work and declared for the NFL draft. The Sportsman of the Year will be announced January 29th.
The Tennessean reports new Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason landed his first commitment Tuesday night. 6-4 wide receiver Rashad Canty of Riverdale, GA. Canty told the recruiting site 247 Sports he was hoping to receive an offer from the Commodore program.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans are set to hire John McNulty as their quarterbacks coach. The Tennessean reports sources as saying McNulty has agreed to join new coach Ken Wisenhunt’s staff, but contract details have not been worked out. McNulty served as QB’s coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past season.
College Softball: Kentucky and Tennessee are among six Southeastern Conference teams to be ranked in the USA Today/Division One pre-season top 25 poll. Tennessee is ranked first to begin the season, with Kentucky ranked 12th. Louisville is ranked 19th and Western Kentucky was among teams receiving votes.
High School Basketball: Several games are canceled for this evening. They include: Logan County’s home boy-girl doubleheader with Edmonson County, along with the boys 3rd region All A tournament games between Owensboro Catholic and Whitesville Trinity and Butler County-McLean County. Those games will be played Thursday.
College Basketball: Top 25 games have 3rd ranked Michigan State hosting Indiana and 19th ranked Pittsburgh welcomes Clemson.
If you’re one of those who’s an NCAA tournament bracketologist, you could win big money this year.
Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett and Quicken Loans Dan Gilbert are teaming up to give away $1 billion. All you have to do is have a perfect bracket throughout March Madness.
The prize will be paid out in 40 installments of $25 million per year or the winner can take a lump sum of $500 million. Officials say if there’s more than one winner, they will share the $1 billion prize. The contest will begin March 3rd.
NFL: Commissioner Roger Goodell tells the NFL Network the days of the extra point could be numbered. Goodell says kicking an extra point following a touchdown could be eliminated from the game to keep things lively, explaining the extra point is nearly automatic these days.
MLB: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright tells the St. Louis Post Dispatch if fellow pitcher Michael Wacha can do this season what he did down the stretch in 2013, he could be a strong candidate for National League Cy Young award honors this season.
Wainwright also said Wacha was one of the most talented pitchers he had seen. Wacha says Wainwright’s comments were flattering and that he didn’t expect to achieve near what he did last season.
The Reds Hot Stove League program comes your way Wednesday evening at 6:06 on News/Talk WHOP. Guests include new Reds manager Bryan Price, catchers Barayan Pena and Corky Miller and former Reds outfielder Eric Davis.
High School Basketball-Monday night’s scores
Girls: University Heights cruised to a 63-26 win over Dawson Springs in the 2nd region All A tournament, while Caldwell County rolled to a 66-36 win over Crittenden County. In the 4th region All A, Cumberland County defeated Russellville 64-47.
Other games saw Hopkins Central defeat Fort Campbell 56-35, Trigg County glide by Christian Fellowship 60-22, Edmonson County over Greenwood 71-62, Ohio County over Union County 54-29, Westview TN over Marshall County in double overtime 66-63.
In the 1st region All A: Murray over Hickman County 61-14 and St. Mary defeated Fulton City 78-43.
3rd region All A: McLean County over Butler County 60-40 and Owensboro Catholic routed Whitesville Trinity 70-28.
Boys: Fort Campbell over Crittenden County 68-49, Ohio County rolled Hopkins Central 72-37, Webster County over Livingston Central 51-38, Charleston, MO defeated Calloway County 64-54.
4th region All A action saw Russellville defeat Cumberland County 88-60.
1st region All A: St. Mary over Fulton City 82-33.
Boys: Two of the top teams in the western part of the state battle as Hopkinsville hosts Graves County. Tip off from Tiger Gym is at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Fort Campbell at Webster County, Madisonville entertains Trigg County, Henderson County hosts Daviess County, Warren Central hosts South Warren, Union County meets Mounds Meridian, IL and Paducah Tilghman meets Massac County, IL at the Superman Classic.
In the 2nd region All A tournament: University Heights goes to Lyon County and Caldwell County is at Dawson Springs.
1st region All A action has Mayfield meeting Carlisle County and the 3rd region All A semifinals have Owensboro Catholic meeting Whitesville Trinity and Butler County against McLean County.
Girls: Hopkinsville at Marshall County, Madisonville goes to Webster County, McCracken County is at Cairo, IL, Union County travels to Daviess County, Calloway County is at Graves County.
1st region All A Classic at Paducah Tilghman: Mayfield meets Community Christian and Ballard Memorial plays Carlisle County.
Boy/Girl doubleheaders: Christian County hosts Bowling Green, Logan County hosts Edmonson County and Greenwood goes to Franklin Simpson.
The Hopkinsville Tigers are ranked second this week in the Boys Associated Press Top 10 poll. Louisville Ballard is still number one, with Graves County, Henderson County and Warren Central receiving votes.
Elizabethtown tops the Girls AP Top 10, with Owensboro Catholic ranked 10th. University Heights, Murray and Henderson County received votest his week.
College Basketball: Women’s action saw Austin Peay win its third straight OVC game over SIU Edwardsville 77-67 and Eastern Illinois defeated Murray State 80-74. 12th ranked Tennessee lost to second ranked Notre Dame 86-70.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky returns to action hosting Texas A&M at Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other SEC action has Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU meeting Missouri. Women’s action has 5th ranked Louisville taking on Houston.
College Football: Western Kentucky running back Antonio Andrews was announced Monday as the first of ten finalists for the 2013 Lexington Herald Leader-Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The former Fort Campbell Falcons standout led the nation in all purpose yards for the second straight year and was fourth in rushing during the 2013 season.
Andrews will play in the Senior Bowl Saturday in Mobile, AL. The Kentucky Sportsman of the Year winner will be announced January 29th.
Kentucky picked up a preferred walk on for its program Monday. Betsy Layne High School all state linebacker Blake Spencer announced on Twitter he would be coming to Lexington in the fall.
The 6-3 210 Spencer played not only linebacker, but also at tight end during his prep career. Spencer had 36 solo tackles, 90 assists and two interceptions his senior season along with catching 24 passes for 378 yards and five touchdowns.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans hired two more coaches Monday. The Tennessean reports Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton has accepted the same position on new coach Ken Wisenhunt’s staff and Louie Cioffi will coach defensive backs.
NHL: Roman Josi had a goal and assist while Carter Hutton made 35 saves as the Nashville Predators picked up a 4-1 win over the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena. Nick Spaling and Shea Weber scored in the first while Mike Fisher added a tally in the third period as Nashville won for the third time in four games.