High School Softball-Monday scores: Todd Central run ruled Fort Campbell 10-0 in 5 innings, Dawson Springs edged Caldwell County 3-2, Livingston Central over Hopkins Central 6-1, Madisonville defeated Webster County 9-4, Union County over Henderson County 3-1, Crittenden County got by Lyon County 3-2, Calloway County over Graves County 1-0.
Today’s games: Christian County travels to University Heights for an 8th district game rescheduled from earlier this month. First pitch is at 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other action has Hopkinsville at Hopkins Central, Caldwell County at Webster County, Trigg County goes to Dawson Springs, Logan County at Franklin Simpson, Madisonville welcomes Muhlenberg County, Livingston Central hosts Lyon County, Crittenden County is at Union County and Calloway County goes to Murray.
High School Baseball-Monday scores: Hopkinsville edged Apollo 3-2, University Heights run ruled Madisonville 15-1 in 5 innings, Todd Central defeated Fort Campbell 14-1, Crittenden County slid by Trigg County 6-5, Union County over Hopkins Central 5-2, Marshall County over Livingston Central 20-1, Graves County shut out Mayfield 3-0.
Today’s games: Hopkinsville hosts Crittenden County, Christian County at Muhlenberg County, University Heights goes to Hopkins Central, Todd Central hosts Logan County, Trigg County is at Dawson Springs, Russellville welcomes Franklin Simpson, Madisonville at Caldwell County, Webster County entertains Union County, Livingston Central is at Lyon County, Marshall County is at Lone Oak, Murray at Calloway County, Graves County at Mayfield.
High School Tennis: University Heights met Hopkinsville Monday at Ruff Park, with the Blazers winning 8-1, while the Lady Blazers won 5-4.
Christian County High School student/athlete Lacy Walker will sign her collegiate volleyball letter today in a ceremony at 2 pm at the school’s library. A news release sent to WHOP Sports did not indicate the college where Walker would sign her letter.
College Basketball: Several media outlets reported Monday Kentucky coach John Calipari turned down an opportunity to play in the Maui Invitational. Tournament director Dave Odom says Kentucky was offered a spot to return in 2014, but Calipari turned it down saying it’s too long of a trip and he doesn’t see anything compelling by playing there. Missouri will get the spot for 2014, with Arkansas playing in this year’s event.
College Football: Austin Peay’s leading receiver for the last three seasons has signed an NFL contract. Devin Stark has been offered a spot with the Washington Redskins as as free agent signee. The Memphis native caught 67 passes for 774 yards and 10 touchdowns during the 2012 season. Stark will be the first Governor to attend an NFL camp since 1996 when Jeff Gooch signed as an undrafted free agent with Tampa Bay.
College Baseball: Murray State opens a two game series at Arkansas Pine Bluff. Western Kentucky travels to Louisville.
The Tennessean reports University of Tennessee athletics director Dave Hart has received a one year contract extension. A news release from the school Monday said Hart has worked hard to develop a more efficient financial model and put the right people, including coaches in place to help UT reach its aggressive goals. The contract goes through mid September of 2018.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods were a 4-3, 11 inning winner over Peoria, with the series finale this morning at 10:35 at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds blew a six run lead and lost to Oklahoma City 9-8. Game two of the series is this evening in Oklahoma City.
A programming note to start off, the Christian County-University Heights softball game will be played tomorrow, as opposed to today as WHOP Sports had been informed. First pitch at UHA is scheduled for 5:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
NFL: The New York Jets have severed ties with quarterback Tim Tebow, releasing him today almost a year after he came to the Big Apple. Tebow was told of his release this morning by Jets coach Rex Ryan and team officials. Tebow was 6-8 passing for 39 yards last season and rushed for 102 yards in 32 carries.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds open a series in St. Louis against the Cardinals this evening, with pre game coverage on the air at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP. Other games this evening have Atlanta meeting the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs go against San Diego.
NBA: Three games on the playoff schedule for this evening. Eastern Conference action has Chicago meeting Brooklyn leading 3-1 in the series, with Indiana going against Atlanta leading the series 2-1. Western Conference action has Oklahoma City meeting Houston with a 3-0 in the series.
Golf: Greg Norman tells an Australian newspaper golf’s anti doping procedures are “disgraceful” and that blood testing needs to be instituted as soon as possible. Norman says any sportsman using an outside agency to improve their skills is cheating in his opinion.
Norman says you have to look at Vijay Singh to know there are drugs in golf. Singh admitted in January to using a deer antler spray, which contains a muscle building hormone banned by the PGA Tour. The only way it can be detected is through a blood test.
High School Softball: Christian County plays at University Heights in an 8th district game that was rained out earlier this month today, with first pitch at 5:30. Coverage begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:15 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games have Fort Campbell at Todd Central, Logan County hosts Butler County, Dawson Springs at Muhlenberg County, Madisonville at Webster County, Hopkins Central at Livingston Central, Henderson County at Union County, Lyon County travels to Crittenden County, Calloway County goes to Graves County.
High School Baseball: Hopkinsville hosts Apollo, University Heights at Madisonville, Fort Campbell at Todd Central, Trigg County at Crittenden County, Hopkins Central at Union County, Webster County at Muhlenberg County, Livingston Central hosts Marshall County, Mayfield at Graves County, Lyon County at Christian Fellowship.
The first KHSAA State Bass Fishing tournament wrapped up Saturday at KenLake Marina, with the Calloway County team of Bracken Robertson and Dillon Starks winning the title. The Muhlenberg County team of Zach Warner and Bridge Porter were second, with the Trigg County team of Mason Shelton and Austin Greene finishing fifth.
The Kentucky PGA Junior Tour’s spring event at Henry County Country Club this weekend saw a local golfer finish second in her division. According to the Kentucky Golf Association’s website, Hopkinsville’s Dacie Bolton was second in the Girls 13-15 division with a 191 score for the two round event, seven shots behind the winner Abbie Stivers of Louisville who had a 184.
College Football: Kentucky picked up two more commitments for the 2014 class over the weekend. The Courier Journal reports Ohio prospects, defensive end Tymere Dubose of Youngstown Christian High School and tight end Darryl Long of Westerville South became the fourth and fifth commitments for next year.
NHL: The Tennessean reports Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber as saying despite going through a rebuilding process, he remains committed to be a Predator. Weber signed a 14 year, $110 million dollar contract last summer and says he was assured by Predators general manager David Poile changes would be made in the off season. Nashville missed the playoffs for the second time in nine seasons.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods opened a three game series with a 9-4 win over the Peoria Chiefs Sunday. Game two of the series is this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds closed out a series with a 2-1 loss to the Memphis Redbirds. The Sounds open an eight game road trip tonight at Oklahoma City.
Golf: Fighting through several weather delays Sunday, Billy Horschel won on the PGA Tour for the first time, winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Horschel’s 8 under 64 gave him a four day total of 20 under, holding off DA Points by one stroke.
On the Champions Tour, Jeff Sluman and Brad Faxon won the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf event, firing a 23 under par score. Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Gene Sauers were second, tied with Fred Funk and Mike Goodes at 22 under par.
High School Baseball-Friday scores: Christian County defeated Franklin County 4-2 at the Louisville Invitational Tournament. Chance Carner went the distance and struck out nine in getting the Colonel victory. Other games from the LIT saw Henderson County defeat Pleasure Ridge Park 8-2, Union County edged Ryle 6-5, Daviess County shut out Southern 8-0.
Today’s schedule(WEATHER PERMITTING): Christian County meets Jeffersontown and Kentucky Country Day at the Louisville Invitational Tournament, Fort Campbell at Carlisle County, Dawson Springs plays a doubleheader at Caldwell County, Madisonville hosts Warren East.
Other games at the Louisville Invitational Tournament have Muhlenberg County meeting Newport Central Catholic, Henderson County meets Woodford County, Lone Oak goes against Ballard, Daviess County meets Fern Creek and Danville, Union County meets Louisville Eastern.
High School Softball-Friday scores: Webster County run ruled Hopkinsville 12-2 in 6 innings, Crittenden County edged Caldwell County 4-3, Hart County run ruled Russellville 12-2 in 5 innings, Todd Central defeated Adair County 7-4 and lost to Russell County 1-0, Henderson County over Evansville Reitz 4-2.
Today’s schedule(WEATHER PERMITTING): Christian County hosts Graves County and Louisville Male at the Christian County Round Robin tournament, Todd Central plays Clinton County, Livingston Central meets Reidland and Russell in the Touchstone Energy All A Classic, where Reidland also plays Green County and Russell, Logan County hosts Metcalfe County, Union County hosts a tripleheader against Heath, Evansville Harrison and Hardin County, IL.
Games at the Calloway County Round Robin have host Calloway County meeting Henderson County, Hickman County and Ballard Memorial. Other games have Henderson County playing Hickman County and Ballard Memorial, with Hickman County also playing Ballard Memorial.
College Basketball: Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced the hiring of a new assistant coach Friday. Mike Balado comes to Louisville from Florida International. He replaces Kareem Richardson, who recently accepted the head coaching position at Missouri-Kansas City.
College Baseball: Austin Peay split a doubleheader at Eastern Kentucky, losing the opener 2-1 and winning the nightcap 10-8. The teams close out the series in Richmond today.
Murray State opened a series at Tennessee Tech with a 4-1 loss. Game two of the series takes place today in Cookeville.
Western Kentucky was shut out 5-0 at Arkansas Little Rock in the first of a three game Sun Belt series. Game two is later today.
NFL: The second and third rounds of the draft took place Friday in New York. Former Kentucky offensive lineman Larry Warford was drafted in the third round by the Detroit Lions.
The Tennessee Titans were also busy, trading up in the second round and drafting former University of Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter and taking Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Missouri outside linebacker Zaviar Gooden in the third round.
Notables taken in the second round included West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith who went to the NY Jets and Notre Dame linebacker Mante Te’o who went to the San Diego Chargers.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will try to finish their season with a victory this evening as they play at the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Predators have lost nine of their last ten games.
Minor League Baseball: The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost to the Burlington Bees 3-1, with the series finale this evening at Bowling Green Ballpark.
The Nashville Sounds got a 2-1 walk off win over Memphis thanks to a balk in the bottom of the 9th inning. The teams play again this evening at Greer Stadium.
Major League Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds were one hit by Washington Nationals pitching for the second straight night, as the Reds fell 1-0. Game three of the series is today, with pre game coverage at 11:35 this morning on News/Talk WHOP.
Other scores saw St. Louis defeat Pittsburgh 9-1, the Chicago Cubs over Miami 4-2 and in interleague play Detroit shut out Atlanta 10-0.
College Basketball: Louisville coach Rick Pitino kept his promise to his team if they won the national championship, he would get a tattoo. Pitino has a tattoo on his back on the left shoulder which has the old English “L”, and has National Champions, 35-3, 2013. The photo of the tattoo was placed on Twitter this morning by U of L sports information director Kenny Klein.
NFL: It’s day two of the 2013 draft in New York, with the Jacksonville Jaguars having the first selection of the day. A number of players who were projected to possibly be late first round picks are still on the board including quarterback Geno Smith of West Virginia, quarterback Matt Barkley of Southern Cal and linebacker Mantei Te’o of Notre Dame. Only one signal caller was taken in the first round, with Florida State’s EJ Manuel going to Buffalo.
MLB: Cincinnati continues its series tonight at Washington, St. Louis opens a weekend series with Pittsburgh, Chicago takes on Miami and Atlanta plays Detroit in interleague play.
NBA: Three playoff games are on the schedule this evening. Eastern Conference action has the New York Knicks meeting Boston, with the Knicks leading 2-0. Western Conference action has San Antonio meeting the LA Lakers, with the Spurs leading 2-0 and Denver goes against Golden State, with the series tied 1-1.