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.
WTVQ-TV in Lexington is reporting that Kentucky's Terrence Jones is reportedly set to announce his plans to enter the NBA draft, with the announcement coming as early as Tuesday.
Christian County wrestler Kory Polley competed this past weekend as part of Team Kentucky in the NWCA/USAW Scholastic Duals in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The event featured top wrestlers from across the nation. Polley went 6-1 in matches for the Kentucky Red team which placed 13th, while the Kentucky Blue team placed third.
Bowling Green police continue to investigate a shooting outside a Bowling Green nightclub, Lava Lounge, early Sunday morning where two Western Kentucky University football players were shot.
Tevin Holliman and Ricardo Singh were each shot once. The Bowling Green Daily News reports Holliman is being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, while Singh is being cared for at The Medical Center of Bowling Green. Neither wound was life threatening.
Louisville assistant basketball coach Richard Pitino is reportedly in Miami to accept the head coach position at Florida International. Pitino’s father said Sunday in Florida the younger Pitino will replace Basketball Hall of Famer Isaiah Thomas fired earlier this month after an 8-21 season.
Meanwhile, the Courier Journal reports University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has acknowledged that sophomore Elisha Justice has asked to speak with him about a transfer. Pitino says the two have not talked yet, but would support whatever Justice wants.
ESPN.com reports the NFL Players Association had detailed knowledge of the video and audio tapes in which former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams told his team to target San Francisco 49ers players for injury before the tapes became public earlier this month.
Sources indicate former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, now with the Cleveland Browns, provided the NFLPA with details of Williams’ speech and tape that an independent film maker had made accessible to him. Fujita is among players who face disciplinary action from commissioner Roger Goodell for their part in a “pay for performance” bounty program. Fujita has publicly denied any participation in a bounty program.
Twelve games—six in each league—make up today’s Major League Baseball schedule. They include the Atlanta Braves hosting the New York Mets this evening.
Meanwhile, Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has apologized to third baseman Kevin Youkilis for comments made Sunday questioning Youkilis’ commitment to the team. Valentine said his comments made to a Boston television station Sunday were misinterpreted and should have been more specific about how Youkilis has been swinging the bat in the first few games.