Kentucky All-American Anthony Davis talks with WHOP Sports director Todd Hamilton in top photo and with Mayor Dan Kemp and Judge-Executive Steve Tribble in bottom two photos.
Princeton’s Emma Talley will play in this year’s US Women’s Open Golf Championship. The Princeton Times Leader reports Talley qualified for this year’s event during play Monday at Bellingham Golf and Country Club in Bellingham, Washington. Talley shot two rounds of 71 for a 142 total. This year’s US Women’s Open will be held at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin June 5-8.
Talley played in last year’s US Women’s Open and missed the cut by three strokes. Talley will play her collegiate golf this fall at the University of Alabama.
Christian County is ranked 6th in this week's Kentucky Softball Coaches Association Top 25. Allen County Scottsville is 1st, Greenwood 2nd, Owensboro Catholic 8th, Bowling Green 14th, Reidland 15th, Livingston Central 17th, Heath 19th, Lone Oak 20th, Hopkins Central 23rd and Marshall County is 25th.
A preliminary hearing has been set for June 4th for former Kentucky basketball player Michael Porter. The 25-year-old Porter was arrested Tuesday on sexual abuse and sodomy charges. Kentucky Sports Radio.com reports there is only one victim, a 14-year-old girl Porter met at a church function in 2009. The report also indicates the two engaged in consensual sex acts when she was 14 and 15.
Porter entered a not guilty plea to the charges and was released to a third party after posting a 22-thousand dollar bond. The court ordered Porter to wear an ankle monitor and not to leave the state.
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker will join his teammates in workouts after signing his tender offer from the club. Welker, who was slapped with the franchise tag in March, will earn $9.4 million this season. Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions for a Patriots record 1,569 yards and a career best nine touchdowns last season.
Major League Baseball tonight has Cincinnati at the New York Mets, Atlanta hosts Miami, Chicago opens a series with Philadelphia and St. Louis at San Francisco.
Two games in the NBA playoffs have Boston at Philadelphia, where the series is even at a game apiece and the LA Lakers at Oklahoma City, where the Thunder lead the series 1-0.
One game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs has New Jersey at the New York Rangers, with the Rangers leading the series 1-0.
High School Baseball: Calloway County defeated Hopkinsville 6-1, Fort Campbell over Lyon County 4-1, Russellville over Caverna 20-0 in 4 innings, St. Mary defeated Trigg County 9-1.
High School Softball: Greenwood shutout Christian County 7-0, Todd Central over Hopkinsville 5-1, University Heights defeated Dawson Springs 12-2 in 6 innings, Hopkins Central edged Muhlenberg County 3-2, Madisonville over Butler County 3-1, Webster County over Crittenden County 23-9 in 5 innings,
Former University of Kentucky basketball player Anthony Davis was at Patriot Chevrolet Tuesday afternoon. Davis was presented a key to the city of Hopkinsville by Mayor Dan Kemp and Christian Judge Executive Steve Tribble. Those involved with bringing Davis to Hopkinsville did not allow the media to do any interviews with him.
College Football: Former University of Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer was selected to the National Football Foundations College Football Hall of Fame Tuesday. Fulmer was 152-52-1 during his 16 years as Vols coach. Fulmer was among 17 to be inducted which included coaches R.C. Slocum and Jimmy Johnson.
Austin Peay senior wide receiver Devin Stark was named Tuesday to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for Football Championship Subdivision. Stark had 53 receptions for 627 yards and seven touchdowns in the 2011 season. The Memphis native was one of 39 wide receivers named to the list.
College Baseball: Murray State defeated 2nd ranked Kentucky 7-2, Belmont slid by Austin Peay 4-3, Western Kentucky over Eastern Kentucky 17-7.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds defeated Reno 9-7 Tuesday at Greer Stadium. The Sounds have an off day today before opening a series Thursday at Tuscon.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated South Bend 5-4 Tuesday and open a series with Dayton this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
Former University of Kentucky basketball player Anthony Davis will be in Hopkinsville later today. Davis will sign autographs and visit with fans at Patriot Chevrolet from 5-7:30 this evening. Also scheduled to be at the autograph session today is former UK All American Kenny “Sky” Walker.
Meanwhile, another former UK basketball player has been arrested on sex charges. Lexington police say 25-year-old Michael Porter is charged with six counts of sodomy and two counts of sexual abuse. Investigators say Porter is accused of having sexual contact with a 14 and 15 year old girl on several occasions. The report indicates Porter met the girls while serving as a group leader at a church function.
Porter played at Kentucky from 2006-09, but left the program after his junior year.
The Madisonville Messenger reports the 2nd region boys’ basketball player of the year Jacob Scott of Webster County signed a letter Monday to play for West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah. Scott averaged 20.3 points for the Trojans this past season in leading them to their first 6th district title in 26 years.
College baseball action today has Austin Peay at Belmont, Murray State meets second ranked Kentucky at Brooks Stadium in Paducah and Western Kentucky entertains Eastern Kentucky.
Major League Baseball has a matinee game in St. Louis between the Cardinals and Cubs, while Cincinnati is at Atlanta tonight.
Two games on the NBA playoff schedule tonight have Indiana at Miami, where the Heat lead the series 1-0 and the LA Clippers are at San Antonio for game one of that series.
One game in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs tonight has Los Angeles at Phoenix, with the Kings leading the series 1-0.
High School Baseball: Madisonville defeated University Heights 3-2 in 9 innings, Trigg County shutout Mayfield 10-0, Muhlenberg County was a 7-0 winner over Webster County.
Today’s games: Christian County travels to Madisonville, Fort Campbell hosts Lyon County, Caldwell County at Henderson County, Hopkins Central welcomes Webster County.
High School Softball: University Heights edged Trigg County 3-2, McLean County over Dawson Springs 7-3, Madisonville over Apollo 7-1.
Today’s games: Lyon County at Hopkinsville, University Heights goes to Dawson Springs, Trigg County at Caldwell County, Logan County at Russellville, Madisonville at Butler County.
Hopkinsville High graduate to be Christy Soldo announced Monday she will play college basketball for Murray State. The Kentucky All Star will attend Murray State on a presidential scholarship as opposed to an athletic scholarship.
Soldo leaves Hopkinsville as the girls all time leading scorer. She led Hopkinsville to a 32-5 record this past season, winning the school’s first 2nd region title and making an appearance in the Elite Eight at the Girls Sweet 16.
Heritage Christian Academy’s Morganne Mullen became the second student/athlete at the school to sign a collegiate athletic scholarship Monday. Mullen, who also plays for Courtime Volleyball, will play volleyball for Mid Continent University. She joins soccer player Joe Alvarado, who signed with Lindsey Wilson College.
Former University of Kentucky basketball player Anthony Davis will be in Hopkinsville later today to visit with fans and sign autographs. Davis will be at Patriot Chevrolet from 5-7:30pm. The event was to be held at Toyota of Hopkinsville, but because of construction work at the dealership, the event was moved to Patriot Chevrolet.
College Basketball: Morehead State has named its new men’s coach. Former University of Kentucky standout Sean Woods returns to the Bluegrass to take over the Eagles program. Woods had coached the last four seasons at Mississippi Valley State, who made the NCAA tournament this year before losing a play in game to Western Kentucky. The 42-year-old Woods replaces Donnie Tyndall who recently took the head coaching position at Southern Mississippi.
The Tennessean reports former Tennessee State basketball coach Nolan Richardson the Third has died at age 47. Tulsa, Oklahoma police say Richardson—the son of former Arkansas coach Nolan Richardson—was found dead in his home Sunday afternoon. The cause of death has not been released, but is believed to be natural causes. Richardson was 23-41 during his tenure at TSU.
The Tennessean reports sentencing will be held July 16th for Shanterrica Madden, who was found guilty Monday of killing her roommate, former Middle Tennessee basketball player 21-year-old Tina Stewart in March, 2011. Madden was found guilty of second degree murder and tampering with evidence.
College Softball: Murray State will have a new coach on the bench next season. The school announced Monday Jay Pyron will not return next season. Athletics director Allen Ward said in a news release after looking at all aspects of the program, a change will benefit the program’s future development. Pyron was 80-79 overall and 43-37 in OVC competition during his tenure.
Trainer Bob Baffert says Kentucky Derby runner up Bodemeister is headed to Baltimore for The Preakness Stakes to run this Saturday. Bodemeister led the Derby until the last stretch when I’ll Have Another passed Bodemeister to take the first leg of the Triple Crown.