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.
High School Basketball-Monday’s scores
Boys: Christian County ended a four game losing streak and gained the second seed for the upcoming 8th district basketball tournament with a 63-59 win over University Heights.
CJ Cotton led a trio of double figure scorers for the Colonels with 23 points, while Austin Byrum had 16 second half points to lead the Blazers. Christian County improved to 11-12/3-2 in district play, while UHA falls to 9-12/2-4 in concluding district play.
Hopkinsville rolled to a big win over Trigg County 92-65 in Tiger Gym. Jaqualis Matlock had 31 points, with Tra Edwards tallying 21 for the 22-4 Tigers. Trigg County was led in scoring by Deonquez Nance with 25.
Other games saw Hopkins Central edge Fort Campbell 84-81, Warren Central defeat Russellville 84-64, Bowling Green over Logan County 84-59, Union County over Livingston Central 56-29, Community Christian over Christian Fellowship 53-26, Mayfield over Murray 61-46, Greenwood over Owensboro Catholic 59-49, Warren East defeated Caverna 74-57.
Girls: Fort Campbell over Russellville 56-44, Hopkins Central over Trigg County 43-27, Muhlenberg County over Apollo 59-49, Murray defeated Mayfield 73-47, Community Christian rolled over Christian Fellowship 44-17, Lone Oak over Ballard Memorial 48-38, Warren Central over Franklin Simpson 42-29, Caverna over Warren East 57-51, Bowling Green rolls over Butler County 78-39.
Hopkinsville hosts a doubleheader, with the Lady Tigers meeting University Heights for the top seed in the 8th district at 6, followed by the Tigers hosting Muhlenberg County at 7:30. Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Boys: Christian County hosts Apollo, University Heights hosts Russellville, Todd Central welcomes Clarksville Academy, Trigg County entertains Dawson Springs, Caldwell County is at Hopkins Central, Webster County hosts Madisonville, Henderson County hosts Warren Central, Union County at Crittenden County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Heath, Lyon County travels to Lone Oak, Graves County at Ballard Memorial, Marshall County hosts Community Christian, Bowling Green hosts Owensboro, Greenwood goes to Allen County Scottsville.
Girls: Todd Central hosts Clarksville Academy, Dawson Springs goes to Caldwell County, Union County hosts Livingston Central, Webster County entertains Owensboro Catholic, Paducah Tilghman hosts Heath. St. Mary welcomes Crittenden County, Lyon County at Lone Oak, Calloway County at Carlisle County, Graves County at Ballard Memorial, Greenwood at Allen County Scottsville.
College Basketball: Women’s Ohio Valley Conference action saw Austin Peay fall to Southeast Missouri 69-51.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky entertains South Carolina this evening at Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel was named SEC freshman of the week for the third straight week Monday. Noel set a school record with 12 blocks in last Tuesday’s win at Ole Miss and had a season high 19 points in Kentucky’s overtime win Saturday at Texas A&M.
Murray State and Austin Peay have learned who they will play in the Ramada Worldwide Bracketbuster games later this month. The Racers get a home date for the second straight year as they will play South Dakota State on February 23rd. The game will be televised on ESPN 2 at 7 pm.
Austin Peay will be on the road for their Bracketbuster contest as they play at Liberty University. It will mark the 10th time Austin Peay has participated in the event.
Austin Peay’s Chris Horton has been named the OVC freshman of the week following an 11 point, 10 rebound, six blocked shot performance in the Governors overtime loss to Murray State. It marks the 7th time this season Horton has received the honor.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports Louisville has received a commitment from linebacker Lyn Clark. Clark plays for O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans. The 6-2 215 pound Clark chose Louisville following an official visit. He had also been considering Louisiana Tech and Tulane, where he had been committed for two years before withdrawing his pledge last month.
NFL: It’s now official that former University of Tennessee coach Derek Dooley is a member of the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff. The Tennessean reports receivers coach Jimmy Robinson was reassigned Monday to make room for Dooley. Dooley was fired at Tennessee in November after going 15-21 in three seasons.
NHL: The Nashville Predators play their final game of the seven game road trip in St. Louis this evening against the Blues. First puck drops at 7 pm.
As WHOP Sports reported this morning, Christian County High is searching for a new baseball coach following the termination of Blake Leach over the weekend. A statement concerning the search or possible hiring of a new baseball coach is expected to come out some time today.
College Basketball: Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel was named SEC freshman of the week for the third straight week. Noel set a school record with 12 blocks in last Tuesday’s win at Ole Miss and had a season high 19 points in Kentucky’s overtime win Saturday at Texas A&M.
Coach John Calipari’s weekly call in show airs at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
There’s only one Top 25 game scheduled this evening as 6th ranked Syracuse meets Notre Dame.
NFL: Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says one of the toughest moments in yesterday's Super Bowl was meeting his brother, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, at midfield after the Ravens' victory.
During a morning news conference in New Orleans, Harbaugh said he and his brother spoke on the field before the game and agreed that the only thing that would have been worse is if either of them or both of them hadn't made it to the Super Bowl. Harbaugh called his brother the best coach in the NFL, and said he's proud of him.
Harbaugh said he didn't think the blackout in the third quarter helped the 49ers. He remarked that the 49ers just outplayed them for a stretch, but he's proud of the Ravens players for their ability to bounce back and secure the win.
Super Bowl 47 had a 34 minute power outage at the Mercedes Benz Superdome Sunday, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell saying during this morning’s post Super Bowl news conference that the outage would not affect the future of the city of New Orleans hosting the game.
Christian County High School will have a new baseball coach for the 2013 season. WHOP Sports learned over the weekend that Blake Leach was terminated as coach. A statement concerning who the new coach will be for this season will be released by Christian County High School principal Mike Stevenson sometime today.
Sources tell WHOP Sports the new coach could come from within the current staff. Leach had been head coach since the 2009 season.
High School Basketball
Boys: Christian County entertains University Heights in an 8th district game at Colonel Gym, with tip off at 7:30. The Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Other games this evening have Hopkinsville hosting Trigg County, Fort Campbell hosting Hopkins Central, Logan County welcomes Bowling Green, Russellville goes to Warren Central, Livingston Central takes on Union County, Lyon County hosts Webster County, Murray at Mayfield, Community Christian at Christian Fellowship, Warren East hosts Caverna.
Girls: Fort Campbell goes to Russellville, Trigg County hosts Hopkins Central, Muhlenberg County at Apollo, Murray at Mayfield, Calloway County at St. Mary, Lone Oak at Ballard Memorial, Warren Central at Franklin Simpson, Warren East welcomes Caverna, Bowling Green goes to Butler County.
College Basketball-Sunday’s scores
12th ranked Louisville rolled over 25th ranked Marquette 70-51 behind 18 points from Russ Smith. The Cardinals improved 18-4 on the season.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had 10 points and five rebounds in a starting role as Manhattan defeated St. Peters 57-49. The Jaspers improved to 7-15 on the season.
Women’s scores saw 13th ranked Georgia defeat 8th ranked Kentucky 75-71, Missouri upset 9th ranked Tennessee 80-63 and Vanderbilt defeated Ole Miss 79-53.
Tonight’s games: Austin Peay’s Lady Governors entertain Southeast Missouri in OVC action.
A reminder Kentucky coach John Calipari’s call in show airs at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky hosts South Carolina tomorrow night, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: Kentucky received another commitment over the weekend. Niceville, Florida High School offensive lineman Nick Haynes made his pledge to Coach Mark Stoops following an official visit according to the Courier Journal. The 6-3 300 pound Haynes, who played tackle in high school, is expected to play center or guard for Kentucky. Haynes is the 20th commitment for the 2013 class.