Sports Tonight comes your way at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Todd Hamilton’s guests will include The Big Break-Greenbrier contestant Michael Tobiason and UHA girls basketball coach Taylor Sparks.
Then at 7, Slap Shot Radio comes your way with Pete Weber and Paul McCann. Tonight’s guests include Gord Wilson, color commentator of the Ottawa Senators and TV broadcaster Darren Pang, who will both preview the season which begins Saturday.
High School Basketball: Boys 2nd region All A quarterfinal play includes University Heights hosting Dawson Springs. The game had been originally listed as a 7 pm start, but WHOP Sports has learned it will now start at 6 pm in Blazer Gym.
Other quarterfinal games have feature Livingston Central at Crittenden County, Webster County at Trigg County and Caldwell County at Lyon County.
College Football: Kentucky coach Mark Stoops announced today the date and time for his first Blue/White spring game. It will be held April 13 at 6 pm Hopkinsville time. The game is also the same day of the Bluegrass Stakes horse race according to the Lexington Herald Leader. Last year’s race went off just after 5 Hopkinsville time. If the same holds true this year, it will give fans little time to get from the race to the game.
College Basketball: SEC action this evening has LSU hosting South Carolina, 16th ranked Missouri welcomes Georgia, Auburn meets Arkansas and Alabama goes against Mississippi State.
The highest ranked top 25 team in action tonight is 13th rated Butler who hosts Richmond.
NFL: The Chicago Bears have hired longtime Canadian Football League coach Mark Trestman as their new head coach, replacing Lovie Smith. Trestman has been away from the NFL for eight years, but is considered as a quarterback guru. The Bears will officially announce Trestman in a news conference tomorrow.
MLB: The Boston Red Sox are still trying to finalize a contract with free-agent slugger Mike Napoli. The two sides initially agreed to a three-year, 39-million-dollar contract in early December, but a problem with Napoli's physical caused the deal to hit a snag.
According to CBS Sports.com, the Red Sox are still expected to come to terms with Napoli within the next week, although reports suggest it could be a shorter length deal. The Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers may also still be in the mix.