High School Football: Five members of Caldwell County’s team were named first team All Western Kentucky Conference. The Princeton Times Leader reports junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar, junior running back Jaylen Boyd, senior offensive lineman Austin McGowan, junior defensive lineman Drake Van Hooser and sophomore defensive back Dee Cain were joined on the first team by Fort Campbell running back Triston Luke.
The All WKC Big School Team includes running back Jamarius Taylor of Christian County joined by teammates offensive lineman Tate Baker and linebacker Terrell Wimberly.
Hopkinsville had offensive lineman Chad Cessna and defensive back Anthony Williams. Caldwell County’s David Barnes was named coach of the year. The awards will be presented at a banquet in Murray December 15th.
College Football: One game to note this evening as 15th ranked Northern Illinois hosts Ball State.
College Basketball: Only one ranked team is in action this evening as 18th ranked Oregon hosts Western Carolina.
NFL: The consensus around the Tennessee Titans camp is that no turnovers are a big key for tomorrow night’s home date with the Indianapolis Colts. The 4-5 Titans are coming off an embarrassing 29-27 loss to Jacksonville Sunday where quarterback Jake Locker was lost for the remainder of the season due to a Lisfranc injury in his right foot.
Ryan Fitzpatrick takes over as signal caller for the second time this season and says he’s up to the challenge of hopefully leading the Titans to the playoffs.
While we’re on the Titans, Coach Mike Munchak announced Tuesday that Jake Locker has been placed on the injured reserve list and will have surgery on his right foot, however, when it will take place is not yet known.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds and catcher Bryan Pena have reached agreement on a two year, $2.25 million dollar contract. The nine year veteran has played with Atlanta, Kansas City and Detroit in his nine year career.
The Baseball Writers Association of America will announce the American and National League Cy Young award winners later today. The American League finalists are: Max Scherzer of Detroit, Yu Darvish of Texas and Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma.
National League finalists are: Clayton Kershaw of Los Angeles, Adam Wainwright of St. Louis and Miami’s Jose Fernandez.
Join Todd Hamilton for Sports Tonight at 5:06 on News/Talk WHOP. Among guests this evening, Todd will visit with former UK basketball standout Cameron Mills who was in town earlier this week and have a preview of the Christian County-Bowling Green football game. Jeff Sisk will have a season ending interview with Hopkinsville football coach Mark Clark.
Then at 6:06, it’s the Reds Hot Stove League program hosted by Marty and Thom Brennaman.
College Basketball: Kentucky trailed by as many as 15 and came back to tie the game in the second half, but fell to second ranked Michigan State 78-74 in the Champions Classic in Chicago. Freshman Julius Randle had his third double-double of the season with 27 points-23 in the second half and 13 rebounds to lead the Wildcats in scoring.
Fellow freshmen James Young had 19 points and Andrew Harrison added 11 for Kentucky, now 2-1 on the season. The Wildcats return to action Sunday hosting Robert Morris, with pregame coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere last night: Third ranked Louisville rolled to its second win of the season over Hofstra 97-69. Russ Smith had 21 of his 30 points in the first half. Murray State won its home opener over Brescia 97-69, Vanderbilt edged Georgia State 86-80 and Tennessee fell to Xavier 67-63.
Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey Jr. had 16 points and seven assists in a reserve role in LSU’s 92-90 season opening loss at Massachusetts. The Tigers are back in action Saturday night hosting Northwestern State.
Meanwhile, former Colonel Donovan Kates did not score in Manhattan’s 71-70 win over Columbia.
Austin Peay’s Lady Governors defeated Southern Illinois 71-69 on Tiasha Gray’s jumper with 1.9 seconds remaining. Austin Peay is now 1-1 on the season.
Women’s basketball action today has 7th ranked Kentucky meeting Georgia Southern.
Nine freshmen, including three from Kentucky, are on the initial list for the John R. Wooden award, presented to the nation’s top collegiate player. Julius Randle, Andrew Harrison and James Young made the list of 50 players.
Also making the list from Louisville were upperclassmen Russ Smith and Montrezl Harrell. That number will be trimmed to 25 at midseason, with the recipient to be named during the Final Four in North Texas next year.
NHL: The New York Islanders handed the Nashville Predators their third straight loss last night by the score of 3-1. Nashville finishes its seven game road trip Friday night at Pittsburgh, before returning to Bridgestone Arena Saturday night to host the Chicago Blackhawks.
Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. and the LSU Tigers opened the basketball season this morning against Massachusetts in the ESPN season opening marathon in Amherst, MA. The Tigers fell to the Minutemen 92-90. In a reserve role, Hickey had 16 points and seven assists. The Tigers return to action Saturday evening hosting Northwestern State in Baton Rouge.
College Basketball: When Murray State hosts Brescia in its home opener this evening at the CFSB Center, the Racers will have one less player. WPSD-Paducah reports sophomore forward Zay Henderson broke his left hand during practice Sunday. Coach Steve Prohm says Henderson will be out 4-6 weeks, leaving Murray State with just eight scholarship players.
As Louisville returns to action this evening against Hofstra, junior forward Chane Behanan will dress for the third ranked Cardinals. Coach Rick Pitino said Monday Behanan has met conditions for his return following his indefinite suspension for an undisclosed violation October 17th. Pitino also announced senior Luke Hancock will dress this evening after missing the preseason with an Achillies injury.
Minor League Baseball: It appears the Nashville Sounds will have a new place to play by 2015. News Channel 5-Nashville reports Nashville city officials presented a plan Monday to build a new stadium in north Nashville on the land known as Sulphur Dell which once housed a minor league stadium. The Metro Sports Council agreed to give $65 million towards building the $150 million 10-thousand seat stadium. It will be open by 2015. The Sounds have played at Greer Stadium since the team’s inception in 1978.
Major League Baseball: The National and American League managers of the year will be announced today by the Baseball Writers Association of America. National League finalists are Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly, Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Fredi Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves.
American League finalists are John Farrell of the world champion Boston Red Sox, Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Bob Melvin of the Oakland A’s.
College Basketball: Western Kentucky opened its season in the wee small hours this morning with a 66-49 loss at 16th ranked Wichita State. The Hilltoppers were led in scoring by TJ Price and Aleksej Rostov who each had 12 points. WKU returns to action Saturday night hosting East Tennessee, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Women’s scores: 4th ranked Tennessee defeated 12th ranked North Carolina 81-65, Murray State defeated Evansville 62-50, Vanderbilt defeated Western Kentucky 85-60. 5th ranked Louisville advanced to the semifinals of the WNIT with a 100-82 victory over Qunnipiac. Louisville hosts 14th ranked LSU Thursday night.
Tonight’s action: Top ranked Kentucky meets second ranked Michigan State as part of the Champions Classic in Chicago. Coverage of the game from the United Center begins at 5 on Lite 98.7. 4th ranked Duke meets 5th ranked Kansas in the second game of the twin bill.
Third ranked Louisville hosts Hofstra, while former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan take on Columbia. Murray State hosts Brescia, Vanderbilt takes on Georgia State in its season opener in Nashville, while Tennessee opens its season at Xavier.
Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey, Jr. and LSU begin their season today, against Massachusetts as part of the ESPN season opening marathon. The game tips off at 10 am this morning.
Women’s action has Austin Peay at Southern Illinois.
Kentucky and Michigan State are 1-2 in the first Associated Press regular season poll of the season. Defending national champion Louisville is third followed by Duke and Kansas. Arizona is sixth, followed by Michigan, Oklahoma State, Syracuse and Ohio State rounding out the top 10.
The Wildcats are also the top ranked team in the first USA Today Coaches poll of the regular season. Michigan State, Louisville, Duke and Arizona make up the first five. Kansas is ranked sixth, followed by Syracuse, Michigan, Ohio State and Florida rounding out the top 10.
Kentucky’s Julius Randle was named the SEC player of the week Monday. The freshman had a pair of double-doubles in wins over UNC Asheville and Northern Kentucky. Randle has scored 45 points and grabbed 30 rebounds in the two wins to open the season.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports Kentucky received its first 2015 commitment Monday from four star cornerback Montrell Custis. Custis of Hampton, GA chose Kentucky over Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State and West Virginia among others. Hampton is the 28th ranked junior in the state of Georgia.
Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers have learned they will be playing their Ohio Valley League games next season at Christian County High School. The Christian County Board of Education approved the measure last week.
The Hoppers played at Colonel Field in their first season in 2012 in which they won the Ohio Valley League championship. Last season, the Hoppers played at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Field in winning the regular season title, but losing to Fulton in the OVL championship series.
NFL: As first reported Monday, Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker is finished for the season with a Lisfranc injury in his right foot. Locker suffered the injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s 29-27 loss to Jacksonville. Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over running the Titans offense. Tennessee returns to action Thursday night hosting Indinapolis.
NHL: The Nashville Predators play their sixth game in this seven game road trip this evening at the NY Islanders. Nashville will try and snap a two game losing streak. Coverage of the game begins at 6 on News/Talk WHOP.