College Basketball: Vanderbilt’s game at South Carolina has been postponed for this evening due to the wintry weather in Columbia. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening, however a game time has not been set.
Top 25 action this evening has top ranked Syracuse at 23rd ranked Pittsburgh, 6th ranked Villanova at DePaul, 9th ranked Duke at North Carolina, 22nd ranked Memphis hosts Central Florida and 25th ranked Oklahoma hosts Texas Tech.
Olympics: The top teams in women's hockey battled today at the Sochi Olympics and Canada came away with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the United States in the final Group A preliminary round game. Canada finished first in round-robin play, but both teams had already qualified for the semifinals, which will take place next Monday.
For the first time in Olympic history, an alpine skiing race ended in a tie for gold, as Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze of Slovenia posted identical times in the women's downhill Wednesday.
Gisin was eighth down the course and set the pace with a time of 1 minute, 41.57 seconds. Maze went off in the 21st spot and matched Gisin's run. Julia Mancuso of the United States failed to pick up her second medal in Sochi, placing eighth.
MLB: Cincinnati Reds pitchers and catchers report to spring training Friday in Goodyear, AZ, with the remainder of the squad joining them for the first full workout next Wednesday. Reds manager Bryan Price tells the Cincinnati Inquirer he expects a healthy squad when workouts begin.
The Reds were besieged by a number of injuries last season, with the notables being pitchers Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and pitcher Bronson Arroyo have agreed to a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. The deal for the durable right-hander is reportedly worth $23.5 million.
Arroyo, who turns 37 years old later this month, spent the past eight years with Cincinnati and finished last season with a 14-12 record and 3.79 earned run average over 32 starts for the Reds.
Pitcher Roy Oswalt has decided to retire after 13 seasons, according to multiple reports. Oswalt broke into the majors with the Houston Astros in 2001, staying until 2010, when he was traded midseason to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Oswalt then spent 2011 in Philadelphia before stints with the Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies to finish out his career. The three-time All-Star accumulated a career record of 163-102 with a 3.36 ERA in 365 games (341 starts).
Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight from Toyota of Hopkinsville at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP. Todd will have a visit with WKU football radio analyst Leo Peckenpaugh and a preview of tonight’s UHA-Hopkinsville boys basketball game with Blazers coach Grant Shouse among other topics.
Hopkinsville High soccer standout Kelsi Humphries signed a national letter yesterday to play collegiately for Kentucky Wesleyan College. Humphries scored 53 goals for the Lady Tigers in her senior year.
The biggest news came out of Princeton where Caldwell County junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar verbally committed to play college football in 2015 for Purdue University. According to a story in the Princeton Times Leader, Sindelar said the engineering school is what sold him on playing for the Boilermakers.
Purdue, Kentucky and Ole Miss were the finalists, with Sindelar’s father saying had the decision been solely based on football, Kentucky would have been the choice.
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s scores
Girls: University Heights locked up the top seed for the upcoming 8th district tournament with a 58-44 win over Hopkinsville. LeLe Grubbs and Denayia Holmes each led UHA in scoring with 17 points, while Ja’Ericka Grubbs had a game high 18 points for Hopkinsville. The win moves UHA to 19-2/5-0 in district play, while Hopkinsville is now 11-12/3-2 in the district.
Other scores saw Todd Central defeat Fort Campbell 64-42, Union County over Caldwell County 46-37, Rossview rolled Logan County 57-33, Franklin Simpson gets by Edmonson County 61-55, Allen County Scottsville rolls Greenwood 70-49, Bowling Green routs Owensboro 66-25, South Warren over Warren East 65-37, Madisonville edged McLean County 58-55, Hopkins Central over Whitesville Trinity 60-30, Daviess County over Webster County 61-42.
Marshall County routs Livingston Central 55-17, Paducah Tilghman over Community Christian 74-58, Lyon County over Christian Fellowship 56-22, Graves County over Ballard Memorial 62-47, Calloway County over Carlisle County 58-23, St. Mary edged McCracken County 47-44.
Boys: 2nd ranked Hopkinsville routs Muhlenberg County 82-41, Fort Campbell gets by Todd Central 70-65, Warren Central rolls Russellville 96-62, Owensboro over Bowling Green 69-56, Franklin Simpson squeezes by Edmonson County 38-32, Warren East over South Warren 60-48 in double overtime, Greenwood over Allen County Scottsville 62-48, Caldwell County rolls by Crittenden County 60-38, Trigg County routs Dawson Springs 75-29.
Henderson County over Apollo 71-64, Calloway County over Carlisle County 81-40, Graves County over Ballard Memorial 80-62, Marshall County over Livingston Central 75-52, McCracken County nipped St. Mary 69-67 and Paducah Tilghman rolls Community Christian 78-36,
Boys: Second ranked Hopkinsville is at University Heights for an 8th district matchup. Tip off is at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
One other game has a 6th district matchup as Webster County goes to Union County.
College Basketball: Third ranked Florida defeated Tennessee 67-58.
Tonight’s games: 14th ranked Kentucky is at Auburn, with pre game coverage beginning at 5:30 on Lite 98.7. Other SEC games have Vanderbilt at South Carolina and Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU at Texas A&M.
Women’s action has Western Kentucky hosting Troy and 4th ranked Louisville welcomes Temple.
College Softball: One day after being named the SEC player of the week, former Christian County standout and current University of Kentucky junior catcher Griffin Joiner has been named the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Player of the Week.
Kentucky is also ranked 7th this week in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll and 9th in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25. It’s the first time Kentucky has received a Top 10 ranking.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening includes 2nd ranked Wichita State hosting Southern Illinois, 5th ranked San Diego State at Wyoming, 18th ranked Michigan at 20th ranked Ohio State and 19th ranked Texas welcomes Oklahoma State.
College Football: Current Kentucky assistant coach Bradley Dale Peveto is one of three finalists for the special teams coaching position at LSU. Peveto was on Les Miles first staff with the Tigers in 2007. Peveto coaches Kentucky’s special teams and safeties.
One of the many post season bowl games is getting a new name. The Texas Bowl held at Reliant Stadium in Houston will now be known as the Advocare Texas Bowl matching representatives of the Southeastern and Big 12 Conferences. The game will be played in late December.
NFL: The Cleveland Browns have announced CEO Joe Banner will step down in the next two months and general manager Michael Lombardi is leaving the team. Lombardi is being replaced by Ray Farmer. The moves will be discussed by team owner Jimmy Haslam during a news conference later today.
MLB: Marty and Thom Brennaman will host the Reds Hot Stove League program from the Holy Grail at 6:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP.
The St. Louis Cardinals pitchers and catchers are due to report in Jupiter, FL tomorrow for spring training, with the entire squad joining then next Monday. The Redbirds open spring training action February 28th against the Miami Marlins.
High School Basketball-Monday’s scores
Boys: Bowling Green rolled Logan County 96-59, Caldwell County drubbed Dawson Springs 82-27, Livingston Central squeezed by Hopkins Central 51-48, Henderson County edged Union County 46-43, Graves County nipped Paducah Tilghman 76-73 in overtime, Crittenden County over Community Christian 61-49, Murray over Mayfield 48-38, Webster County over Lyon County 77-48 and St. Mary over McCracken County 77-62
Girls: Christian County defeated Ohio County 52-40, Russellville over Fort Campbell 63-45, Caverna rolled Warren East 71-42, Trigg County over Christian Fellowship 64-37, Hopkins Central over Livingston Central 52-40, Union County over Webster County 50-35, Henderson County rolled Lyon County 86-50, Apollo defeated Muhlenberg County in overtime 60-48, Massac County IL slid by Paducah Tilghman in overtime 83-80 and Community Christian edged Crittenden County 53-48.
Girls: University Heights hosts Hopkinsville in an 8th district matchup in Blazer Gym. Tip off 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 Caldwell County at Union County, Madisonville hosts McLean County, Owensboro travels to Bowling Green and Webster County hosts Daviess County, .
Boys: Hopkinsville goes to Muhlenberg County, Russellville hosts Warren Central, Caldwell County goes to Crittenden County, Trigg County at Dawson Springs, Bowling Green goes to Owensboro, Paducah Tilghman hosts Community Christian and Henderson County hosts Apollo.
Boy/Girl doubleheaders: Fort Campbell goes to Todd Central, Logan County meets Rossview, South Warren is at Warren East, Greenwood welcomes Allen County Scottsville, Lyon County meets Christian Fellowship, Livingston Central at Marshall County, St. Mary goes to McCracken County, Graves County is at Ballard Memorial, Calloway County hosts Carlisle County.
Hopkinsville remains ranked second behind Ballard in the latest Associated Press boys top 10 poll. Apollo, Warren Central, McCracken County and Graves County received votes this week.
Henderson County is 8th in the Girls AP Top 10 where Louisville Butler is first. Murray, University Heights, Owensboro Catholic and Marshall County received votes this week.
College Basketball: Arkansas State defeated Western Kentucky 72-58, with Chris Harrison-Docks leading the Hilltoppers with 14 points.
Women’s action: 8th ranked Tennessee rolled 16th ranked Vanderbilt 81-53. OVC action saw Belmont nip Austin Peay 69-67 and Tennessee State defeated Murray State 72-65.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has third ranked Florida at Tennessee.
More honors for Murray State’s Jarvis Williams and Cameron Payne. For the fifth time this season Williams was named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the week and Payne was named Freshman of the week Monday.
Plans were unveiled Monday for the renovation of Lexington’s Rupp Arena. Officials say it will cost $310 million dollars, with $65 million coming from state bonds. Lexington mayor Jim Gray says an announcement will be made later this year on the remainder of the funding.
College Football: University of Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Monday he was embarrassed after nine players were arrested or cited at a party early Sunday morning. During an appearance on a Knoxville radio show, Jones said the school was still gathering facts and would take appropriate measures once all the facts were known.
College Softball: University of Kentucky junior catcher Griffin Joiner has been named SEC player of the week. The former Christian County standout hit .667 in five victories last week, with three home runs and nine runs batted in. Kentucky is back in action this weekend in a tournament at the University of Texas.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening has 9th ranked Kansas at Kansas State, 17th ranked Iowa State at West Virginia and 21st ranked Virginia at Maryland.
ESPN reports Texas Tech supporter Jeff Orr has voluntarily decided he will not attend any Texas Tech home or away basketball games for the remainder of the season. Orr was the fan involved in the altercation with Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart Saturday night in Lubbock.
Orr said he did not saying anything racial to Smart, but apologized for calling him a “piece of crap”. Smart was suspended three games by the Big 12 Sunday for his part in the altercation, in which he apologized.
Syracuse remains the number one team in the land in the latest Associated Press Top 25. Louisville is 13th and Kentucky is 14th in this week’s poll.
NFL: The Washington Redskins have announced the hiring of former quarterback Doug Williams to a front office position. Williams will join the club’s personnel department. He was the Redskins signal caller from 1986-89 and led the team to a win over Denver in Super Bowl 22 following the 1987 season.
He was the first African-American quarterback to start a Super Bowl game and earned game MVP honors. Williams also had two coaching stints at his alma mater, Grambling University.
Golf: Jimmy Walker’s win at the Pebble Beach National Pro Am Sunday has him in the top spot in the Ryder Cup points standings. Dustin Johnson is second followed by Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner, Zack Johnson, Harris English, Ryan Moore and Webb Simpson in the top 8.