High School Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports Caldwell County junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar will not be making his college decision until the spring. That’s according to his coach David Barnes.
Sindelar has said publically Kentucky is the front runner for his services and has an offer from there, along with Western Kentucky, Ole Miss and Purdue among others and has interest from several other schools.
Meanwhile, John Hardin defensive lineman Matt Elam could make his collegiate selection next week according to the Lexington Herald Leader. Kentucky and Alabama are on Elam’s short list of schools.
Elam’s coach at John Hardin, Chad Lewis says he will talk with his family Sunday after making a final unofficial visit to Kentucky tomorrow, then likely announce his choice the latter part of next week.
NFL: Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had successful surgery Thursday to repair his adductor muscle. Peterson is expected to make a full recovery in
six weeks. Peterson carried the ball 279 times for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns in 14 games this season. He missed the final two games with hamstring and foot injuries.
PGA Tour; Stewart Cink is the leader heading into today’s second round of the Farmers Insurance Open. Cink’s eight under par 64 Thursday is good for a one shot lead over Gary Woodland. Tiger Woods, a seven-time winner of this event, opened with an even-par 72. Phil Mickelson fought through a tight back for a 3-under 69.
High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Boys: Kaleb Mosley had 18 points off the bench and Shaquan Nicholas added 15 as Christian County won its first 8th district game of the season 78-54 over Fort Campbell. The Falcons had four players in double figures led by Anil Cole-John with 13 points. Christian County improved to 7-11/1-2 in district action while Fort Campbell went to 2-9 and 0-3 in district play.
Other games saw Heritage Christian Academy defeat Jo Byrns 50-42, Russellville edged Todd Central 80-78 in overtime at the 4th region All A tournament, Henderson County defeated Saunders Tech 73-38 at the Toyota Classic in Georgetown, Calloway County over Ullin, IL 68-36 at the Superman Classic, Owensboro Catholic defeated Whitesville Trinity 57-29 and McLean County over Butler County 74-64 at the 3rd region All A tournament.
Girls: Despite trailing by 23-20 at the half, University Heights outscored Lyon County 35-23 in the second half to win 55-46 in the 2nd region All A semifinals last night. Denayia Holmes led the Lady Blazers with 16 points. UHA is now 15-1 on the season and will face Caldwell County in the championship game tomorrow night. The Lady Tigers won the other semifinal game 51-35 over Livingston Central.
Other games saw Jo Byrns defeat Heritage Christian Academy 51-31, Trigg County over Fort Campbell 47-28, Mayfield edged St. Mary 53-50 and Murray over Ballard Memorial 59-34 at the 1st region All A Classic.
Boys: There’s a doubleheader of games this evening on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com. The opening game has University Heights meeting Livingston Central in the semi finals of the 2nd region All A tournament in Dawson Springs. Tip off at 6, with the Heritage Bank pre game show on the air at 5:45. Following the UHA game, Christian County plays at Trigg County.
Other games have Caldwell County meeting Crittenden County in the other semi final game of the 2nd region All A tournament, Russellville goes to Glasgow in the 4th region All A Final. South Warren hosting Russell County, Henderson County meets Clay County at the Toyota Classic at Scott County, Paducah Tilghman meets Mounds Meridian and Union County faces Massac County, IL at the Superman Classic, Marshall County hosts McCracken County at the Gunner’s Magic Train Classic.
Girls: Christian County travels to Webster County, Union County hosts Graves County, Madisonville hosts Henderson County, McCracken County meets Marshall County in the Gunner’s Magic Train Classic, Owensboro Catholic meets McLean County in the finals of the 3rd region All A Classic.
Boy/Girl Doubleheaders: Franklin Simpson goes to Logan County, Bowling Green at Warren East, Greenwood hosts Warren Central, Muhlenberg County welcomes Ohio County.
College Basketball: Jeffrey Moss had a career high 31 points as Murray State defeated Tennessee Tech 92-53, Will Triggs led Austin Peay with 16 points but the Governors fell to Jacksonville State 71-59.
Western Kentucky got 26 points from TJ Price as the Hilltoppers defeated Louisiana Monroe 69-51.
Women’s action saw Alabama defeat 9th ranked Kentucky 57-55 and 11th ranked Tennessee rolled by Florida 89-69.
One game of note this evening has former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan facing Rider.
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle and Louisville senior Russ Smith were named Thursday to the Oscar Roberston Award midseason watch list. The award is presented by the US Basketball Writers Association to the nation’s best player April 14th in Oklahoma City.
Kentucky returns to SEC action tomorrow hosting Georgia, with pre game coverage at 11 am on Lite 98.7. Also tomorrow, Western Kentucky plays at Louisiana’s Ragin Cajuns, with air time at 2:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt is leaving to accept a coaching position in the NFL. Hurtt, the only hold over from former coach Charlie Strong’s staff, was to work with new coach Bobby Petrino while serving an NCAA show cause penalty for recruiting violations while serving as an assistant coach at the University of Miami.
Kentucky received another commitment for its 2014 class Thursday. Multiple reports say Josh Krok flipped his commitment from West Virginia to UK. The three star prospect is from Niles, Ohio. 11 of Kentucky’s current 26 commitments are from Ohio.
NHL: The Nashville Predators got a power play goal from Nick Spaling on a tip following a Seth Jones blast in the 3rd period to edge Vancouver 2-1. The Predators continue their four game road swing this evening at Calgary.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening includes top ranked Arizona hosting Colorado, 6th ranked Florida is at Alabama, 15th ranked Ohio State hosts Illinois, 16th ranked Cincinnati welcomes Central Florida, 21st ranked Gonzaga entertains San Diego and 22nd ranked Memphis hosts Houston.
NFL: ESPN reports the Cleveland Browns are expected to offer their head coaching position today to Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Sources say Pettine is meeting for the third time with the Browns. The Browns are the last of seven teams who fired coaches since the end of the season to hire a replacement.
Former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak was named the offensive line coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers today. Munchak spent the last three seasons as head coach of the Titans, posting a 22-26 mark with a 7-9 record this past season.
The Penn State product had been with the Titans/Oilers franchise since 1982 as a player, assistant or head coach. This will be his first NFL experience outside the organization.
MLB: The Cinncinnati Reds have started their annual Reds Caravan today. Two of the caravans will be close to Hopkinsville tomorrow and Saturday.
The South Caravan featuring broadcaster Thom Brennaman, general manager Walt Jocketty, reliever Sam LeCure and catcher Corky Miller will be at Greenwood Mall in Bowling Green Friday afternoon from 3:30-6:30 pm and at Rivergate Mall in Nashville Saturday morning from 9-11:30 am.
The West Caravan featuring Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, former Red Doug Flynn and catcher Barayan Pena will be at Eastland Mall in Evansville tomorrow from 4-6:30 pm.
High School Basketball-Wednesday’s scores: At the 4th region girls All A semifinals, Todd Central lost to Cumberland County 38-37.
Other action saw South Warren defeat Warren Central 59-46 in the girls game, with Warren Central winning the boys game 83-52.
At the Boys 1st region All A tournament, Hickman County over Ballard Memorial 60-52 and Murray over Fulton County 66-58.
Boys: Christian County hosts Fort Campbell in an 8th district matchup at Colonel Gym. Coverage of the game follows coverage of UHA’s girls game in the 2nd region All A tournament on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games have Todd Central hosting Russellville in the 4th region All A Classic, Owensboro Catholic faced Whitesville Trinity and Butler County hosts McLean County in the 3rd region All A Classic and Henderson County meets Saunders Trade and Technical at the Toyota Classic at Scott County and Calloway County meets Ullin, IL at the Superman Classic.
Girls: University Heights meets Lyon County in the first semi final game in the 2nd region All A Classic at Dawson Springs. Tip off at 6, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP. The second semi final game has Caldwell County facing Livingston Central.
Other games have Trigg County hosting Fort Campbell, and Murray meets Ballard Memorial in the finals of the 1st region All A Classic.
College Basketball: 12th ranked Louisville defeated South Florida 86-47. In the SEC: Tennessee over Arkansas 81-74 and Ole Miss defeated Vanderbilt 63-52. Women’s action saw Western Kentucky get by Louisiana Monroe 77-73.
Tonight’s games: Ohio Valley Conference action has Austin Peay hosting Jacksonville State and Murray State hosts Tennessee Tech, with the game tipping off at 3 this afternoon at the CFSB Center due to weather concerns. Western Kentucky goes to Louisiana Monroe.
Women’s action has 9th ranked Kentucky hosting Alabama and 11th ranked Tennessee hosts Florida.
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle and Louisville senior Russ Smith are among the 25 players on the midseason watch list for the John R. Wooden award, presented to the nation’s best player. The award will be presented during the Final Four in April.
College Football: The University of Louisville released its schedule Wednesday. Bobby Petrino will begin his second stint as Cardinals coach hosting Miami, not only in the school’s first Atlantic Coast Conference game, but a rematch of the Russell Athletic Bowl game won by the Cardinals. The game is September 1st, followed five days later by a meeting with in state rival Murray State.
The Cards will also host defending national champion Florida State on October 30th, play at Notre Dame November 22nd and close out the season with Kentucky at home one week later.
The Tennessean reports former UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell will become the offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt. Dorrell was the Bruins head coach from 2003-07 and most recently was the quarterbacks coach for the NFL’s Houston Texans.
It was also reported that David Koltuski will become the Commodores new defensive coordinator. He was the inside linebackers coach at Stanford the last two seasons.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans have hired two new coaches. Former NFL head coach Mike Mularkey has been officially named as the tight ends coach, with John McNulty set to become the quarterbacks coach.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were involved in a trade Wednesday, sending defenseman Kevin Klein to the New York Rangers in exchange for another defenseman in Michael Del Zotto. The Predators begin a four game road swing at Vancouver this evening.
High School Football: The Princeton Times Leader reports today Caldwell County junior quarterback Elijah Sindelar has received another scholarship offer. It came following a visit last weekend to Purdue University.
Sindelar’s other offers are from Kentucky, Western Kentucky, Murray State, Ole Miss, Bowling Green and Toledo. Sindelar is listed as a 2015 four star recruit by Scout.com and is the 5th best Kentucky recruit for 2015 by 247 Sports.com.
College Basketball: Top 25 games tonight include 4th ranked Wichita State at Illinois State, 7th rated San Diego State at San Jose State, 8th ranked Wisconsin at Minnesota, 10th ranked Iowa at 25th ranked Michigan, 12th ranked UMass at Richmond, 18th ranked Duke at Miami, 20th ranked St. Louis at Duquesne and 25th ranked Oklahoma hosts TCU.
MLB: Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will reportedly sign with the New York Yankees. Multiple reports indicate Tanaka will sign a seven-year deal worth $ 155 million. The deal reportedly includes an opt out after the fourth year.
The 25-year-old Tanaka played in the Japanese League last season and went 24-and-0 with a 1.27 ERA. The deal would be the second-highest contract for a Yankees pitcher, just behind C.C. Sabathia. The Yankees won the Tanaka sweepstakes over the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs and White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks.