High School Basketball: Hopkinsville is ranked 6th in the latest Associated Press Top 10 Boys poll. Louisville Trinity is number one this week. On the girls side, Henderson County is 3rd, Bowling Green 8th and Owensboro Catholic is 10th, with undefeated Marion County still at the top.
College Football: Kentucky is being mentioned as a possible spot for a couple of high school standouts making their announcements today. Franklin County wide receiver Ryan Timmons and linebacker James Hearns from Tallahassee, Florida are both expected to select Kentucky during their announcements.
College Basketball: The Paducah Sun reports Murray State basketball player Zay Jackson has accepted a plea deal to charges of assault and wanton endangerment. Under the deal, the 20-year-old Jackson of Hammond, LA will serve 60 days in jail, including 11 days credit for time served along with three years of supervised probation.
Jackson was charged with second degree assault and first degree wanton endangerment after a September 10th, 2012 incident in the parking lot of Murray’s Walmart where authorities say he hit a man with his car following an argument.
NFL: The NFL is considering not having a live halftime show at next year's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. According to the "New York Post," the potential for frigid temperatures at the first Super Bowl in an open-air, cold-weather venue has league officials contemplating a hiatus for the usually highly anticipated halftime extravaganza.
It's a sea of purple in downtown Baltimore as the city holds a victory parade and celebration for the Super Bowl champion Ravens. Thousands and thousands of people are lining the parade route and filling M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens defeated San Francisco 34-31 Sunday for their second Super Bowl victory.
From the Super Bowl to Pebble Beach, San Francisco 49er head coach Jim Harbaugh has been added to the list of amateur golfers in this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The 49ers are home in the Bay Area after losing in Sunday's Super Bowl. The tournament begins on Thursday.
MLB: The Detroit Tigers and pitcher Max Scherzer have agreed to terms on a one-year
deal. While financial terms of the deal were not released, CBSSports.com reports it’s worth at $6.7 million as the two sides avoided arbitration.
Scherzer went 16-7 last season with a 3.74 earned run average and finished second in the majors with 231 strikeouts. A five-year veteran, he has a record of 52-42 with a 3.88 ERA and 829 trikeouts over 142 games (133 starts) with Arizona and Detroit.
Former Cy Young Award winner Brandon Webb retired from baseball Monday.
The 33-year-old right-hander had not pitched in the major leagues since opening day 2009 due to shoulder problems. Webb had surgery to repair it and his labrum in August 2009, then required another surgery to his rotator cuff in August 2011.
Webb won the National League Cy Young Award in 2006, posting a 16-8 record with a 3.10 ERA and 178 strikeouts, and finished second in the voting in both 2007 and 2008. Over his seven-year career with Arizona, the former University of Kentucky standout had a career record of 87-62 with a 3.27 ERA and 1,065 strikeouts in 199 games, all but one as a starter.