|SPORTS HEADLINES 12/15/12|
High School Basketball
Boys: The Toyota of Hopkinsville Holiday Classic began with a tripleheader Friday night. Bowling Green defeated University Heights 67-62, Christian County over St. Mary 72-54 and Hopkinsville over LaVergne, TN 80-62.
Other games saw Union County defeat Caldwell County 40-27, Trigg County over Lyon County 89-66, Russellville over Warren East 79-64, Logan County edged Todd Central 67-64, Henderson County defeated Webster County 59-47, Crittenden County over Livingston Central 47-37, Carlisle County slipped by Mayfield 55-54, Allen County Scottsville over Franklin Simpson 71-66, Graves County over Calloway County 52-43..
Girls: Hopkinsville won its second 8th district game of the season defeating Fort Campbell 68-49, Todd Central over Logan County 63-58, Lyon County over Trigg County 56-21, Livingston Central over Crittenden County 47-29, Caldwell County wins over St. Mary 64-47, Calloway County edged Graves County 54-53, Madisonville over Dawson Springs 55-24, Murray defeated Marshall County 57-44.
Today’s games: Action continues in the Toyota of Hopkinsville Holiday Classic at Christian County High School. The first game at 2 pm features Heritage Christian Academy against Lighthouse Christian, followed by Hopkinsville and St. Mary, the third game has Christian County meeting LaVergne, TN, with University Heights meeting Apollo in the nightcap. Coverage of the quartet of games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 1:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and worldwide at whopam.com.
Other boys’ action has Hopkins Central hosting Graves County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Lone Oak, Livingston Central meets Fulton City, Dawson Springs hosts Beth Haven and Henderson County meets Lincoln County in the Hoopin’ It Up Classic at Adair County.
Girls’ action today includes University Heights at Crittenden County, Dawson Springs entertaining Greenwood, Russellville at Springfield, TN, Union County hosts Hancock County, Hopkins Central at Owensboro, Calloway County at Henderson County, Paducah Tilghman plays Lone Oak, Warren Central at Caverna, Warren East at Butler County.
College Basketball: Kentucky brings a two game winning streak into today’s contest against Lipscomb at Rupp Arena. Tip off at 11:30 this morning, with pre game coverage at 10 on Lite 98.7.
The 6th ranked Louisville Cardinals are also in action today, renewing an old rivalry which goes back to the days of the Metro conference as they play at Memphis.
Last night, LSU lost at Boise State 89-70, with former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey returning to the team from his recent suspension and scoring 3 points.
College Football: The bowl season begins with two games today. The New Mexico Bowl features Nevada against Arizona, while in the Idaho Potato Bowl Utah State meets Toledo.
Major League Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals and free agent infielderTy Wigginton have agreed on a new contract. Wigginton signed a two year, $5 million dollar deal Friday. Wigginton comes to St. Louis after spending the 2012 season with the Philadelphia Phillies.
It’s beginning to look like the New York Mets are about to trade National League Cy Young award winner and Nashville native RA Dickey. ESPN.com reports the LA Angels and Toronto Blue Jays are interested in acquiring the knuckleball pitcher. The Mets and Dickey have not been able to come to terms on a contract extension. Dickey is under contract for $5 million for next season.
National Hockey League: Anticipating a possible antitrust suit, the NHL has brought its labor fight against hockey players to federal court. The league filed a class action suit Friday in U.S. District Court in New York, seeking to establish that its now 90-day lockout is legal.
In a separate move, the NHL filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the players' association has bargained in bad faith.
The NHL said it believes the union's executive board is seeking authorization to give up its collective bargaining rights, a necessary step before players could file an antitrust lawsuit.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly declined to comment on the league's actions Friday. The moves were made after the sides held a bargaining teleconference, following two days of talks that included federal mediators.