College Basketball: One Top 25 game this evening has 13th ranked Louisville at Rutgers in a make up game from last night due to the latest snowstorm in the Northeast.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow facing 3rd ranked Florida in Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7. Western Kentucky hosts South Alabama in Sun Belt action, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
NFL: An investigation into the culture of the Miami Dolphins locker room is concluding three members of the team engaged in a pattern of harassment. Independent investigator Ted Wells released his findings today, saying offensive linemen Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey directed the harassment at fellow offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, another young offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. Martin left the Dolphins in late October and filed a formal complaint against Incognito, who wound up serving a three-month suspension. The NFL issued a statement saying it will fully review the report before commenting.
The father of University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam says he was misquoted in an article in the New York Times earlier this week. Michael Sam, Sr. tells the Galveston Daily News he doesn’t want people to think he has an issue with his son’s sexual orientation.
The younger Sam announced Sunday he was gay and his father was quoted by the New York Times as saying the idea of a gay player in the NFL bothered him, even if it was his son.
MLB: Former infielder and later manager Jim Fregosi died early today at the age of 71. Fregosi was hospitalized in Miami after suffering multiple strokes while on a cruise ship with other MLB alumni in the Cayman Islands earlier this week.
Fregosi played for four different teams and managed the California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies-leading them to the 1993 National League pennant and the Toronto Blue Jays.
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High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Boys: Hopkinsville went over the 100 point mark for the fourth time this season with a 104-60 win over Logan County. Quan Poindexter led a quartet of Tigers in double figures with 20 points as the second ranked team in the state improved to 23-2 on the season.
Other games saw Christian County defeat Fort Campbell 77-65, South Warren got by Franklin Simpson 62-54, Hopkins Central edged Crittenden County 68-66, Dawson Springs over Christian Fellowship 59-41, Madisonville rolled Union County 81-36, Muhlenberg County cruised by McLean County 73-48, Hickman County over Lyon County 51-41, Murray rolled Ballard Memorial 60-47, St. Mary over Livingston Central 52-36.
Girls: Madisonville edged Hopkinsville 56-53, Christian County routed Fort Campbell 61-27, University Heights got its 20th win of the season with a 62-54 win over Logan County, Heritage Christian Academy squeezed by Glasgow Christian 50-45, Dawson Springs routs Christan Fellowship 70-34, Hopkins Central defeated Crittenden County 66-46, Webster County over Owensboro Catholic 86-80, Henderson County rolled McLean County 72-35.
Boys: University Heights celebrates Homecoming hosting Christian County in an 8th district contest at Blazer Gym. Heritage Bank pre game show coverage will begin around 7:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games have Franklin Simpson hosts Allen County Scottsville, Muhlenberg County at Daviess County and Henderson County at Webster County.
Girls: Christian County travels to Hopkins Central and Muhlenberg County hosts Daviess County.
Boy/Girl Doubleheaders: Fort Campbell travels to Community Christian, Russellville at Todd Central, Bowling Green hosts Warren East, Greenwood is at Warren Central, Caldwell County hosts Trigg County, Crittenden County at St. Mary, Lyon County goes to Union County, Livingston Central entertains Murray, Mayfield hosts Graves County, McCracken County welcomes Paducah Tilghman, Marshall County hosts Calloway County and Ballard Memorial at Carlisle County.
High School Football: Hopkinsville High’s Khalil Baker signed a collegiate letter Thursday to play at Campbellsville University. Baker rushed for 316 yards and two touchdowns his senior season and led the Tigers in tackles with 97.
College Basketball: Western Kentucky got 22 points from TJ Price in an 82-76 win over Troy, Jarvis Williams had a double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds as Murray State defeated SIU Edwardsville 82-72, Austin Peay got a double-double from Ed Dyson of 24 points and 11 rebounds in downing Eastern Illinois 88-83.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates did not score in Manhattan’s 86-69 win over Rider. In the SEC, South Carolina eased by Vanderbilt 65-59.
Women’s action saw 18th ranked Kentucky roll Ole Miss 108-78 and Auburn upset 16th ranked Vanderbilt 68-62.
Tonight’s game: 13th ranked Louisville faces Temple in a game which was postponed from last night due to weather in Philadelphia.
The Bowling Green Daily News reported Thursday Western Kentucky has received a verbal commitment from guard Novian Cherry of San Diego. Cherry is currently playing for San Diego Mesa College, where he is averaging almost 22 points per game through 21 games this season. Cherry chose WKU over several schools including Washington State.
College Softball: Former Christian County standout Griffin Joiner leads 7th ranked Kentucky into play today against Louisiana Tech and host Texas in the Texas Classic in Austin. The Wildcats will play five games in the event which concludes Sunday.
Murray State plays Gardner Webb and host Alabama State today at the Alabama State invitational, Austin Peay begins a three game series with IUPUI in Clarksville tomorrow and Western Kentucky plays Cal Davis and Robert Morris in the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament at UCLA today.
College Baseball: Season opening games today include Austin Peay hosting Iowa, and Western Kentucky hosts Southern Illinois. Murray State has pushed its season opener back a day and will play a doubleheader tomorrow against Illinois State.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening has 10th ranked Michigan State hosting Northwestern, 17th ranked Creighton at Butler, 21st ranked Wisconsin hosts Minnesota and 24th rated Gonzaga is at Pepperdine.
8th ranked Louisville’s game with Temple in Philadelphia is postponed this evening due to the winter weather. It has been rescheduled for tomorrow at a time yet to be determined. Louisville has not played since defeating Houston February 5th.
NFL: The St. Louis Rams made Gregg Williams hiring as defensive coordinator official Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Williams is making his second go round in St. Louis, having been released following two months on the job in 2012 in connection with his involvement in the “Bountygate” pay for performance scandal while with the New Orleans Saints.
Williams spent the 2013 season as part of the defensive coaching staff with the Tennessee Titans. He is being formally introduced by the Rams today.
Golf: First round play is underway at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. Lexington native Josh Teater is in the field. The Champions Tour’s ACE Group Classic begins tomorrow in Naples. FL. Franklin’s Kenny Perry is in the field.
High School Basketball: 2nd ranked Hopkinsville used a 29-9 run in the fourth quarter to claim the top seed for the upcoming 8th district tournament with an 80-54 win over University Heights Academy last night. The Tigers had five players in double figures led by Jaqualis Matlock who had a game high 19 points.
University Heights was led in scoring by LeDonald Gray with 13. The Blazers are now 13-9 on the season/3-2 in district action while Hopkinsville is now 22-2/6-0 in district play.
Other action saw Union County defeat Webster County in a 6th district matchup 70-65.
Tonight’s boys action includes Hopkinsville playing its third game in as many nights hosting Logan County at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on News/Talk WHOP.
Other games include Madisonville hosting Union County, Hopkins Central hosts Crittenden County and Lyon County hosts Hickman County.
Girls games have Hopkinsville at Madisonville, University Heights at Logan County, Henderson County welcomes McLean County and Muhlenberg County goes to Grayson County.
Boy/Girl doubleheaders have Christian County at Fort Campbell, Franklin Simpson at South Warren, Dawson Springs at Christian Fellowship and Livingston Central hosts St. Mary.
Hopkinsville is ranked third in the latest Boys Top 20 poll from Bluegrass Preps.com, with Ballard number one this week. Butler heads the Bluegrass Preps Girls Top 20 poll with Marshall County 12th, Henderson County 13th and Murray 15th.
High School Football: Hopkinsville High senior Khalil Baker is scheduled to sign his collegiate letter to play for Campbellsville University today. The ceremony takes place at 2:30 at Hopkinsville High School.
College Basketball: Kentucky struggled at times shooting last night, but held off Auburn 64-56 to win their fourth consecutive game. The Wildcats got 16 points from Andrew Harrison to lead the way in improving to 19-5 and 9-2 in the SEC.
Anthony Hickey, Jr. had nine points and six assists in LSU’s 83-73 loss to Texas A&M. Women’s action saw Western Kentucky dominate Troy 93-66 and 4th ranked Louisville defeated Temple 60-50.
Tonight’s action has Vanderbilt at South Carolina in a make up game from last night due to winter weather in South Carolina, 13th ranked Louisville is at Temple, Western Kentucky hosts Troy and former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan play at Rider.
OVC action has Murray State hosting SIU Edwardsville and Austin Peay entertaining Eastern Illinois. Women’s action has 18th ranked Kentucky hosting Ole Miss.
College Football: The University of Louisville picked up its 22nd signee Wednesday as defensive lineman Tae Thibodeaux of New Iberia, LA signed his letter. Thibodeaux chose Louisville over Arkansas, Memphis, Nevada and Wake Forest according to the Courier Journal.
College Basketball: Vanderbilt’s game at South Carolina has been postponed for this evening due to the wintry weather in Columbia. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow evening, however a game time has not been set.
Top 25 action this evening has top ranked Syracuse at 23rd ranked Pittsburgh, 6th ranked Villanova at DePaul, 9th ranked Duke at North Carolina, 22nd ranked Memphis hosts Central Florida and 25th ranked Oklahoma hosts Texas Tech.
Olympics: The top teams in women's hockey battled today at the Sochi Olympics and Canada came away with a thrilling 3-2 victory over the United States in the final Group A preliminary round game. Canada finished first in round-robin play, but both teams had already qualified for the semifinals, which will take place next Monday.
For the first time in Olympic history, an alpine skiing race ended in a tie for gold, as Switzerland's Dominique Gisin and Tina Maze of Slovenia posted identical times in the women's downhill Wednesday.
Gisin was eighth down the course and set the pace with a time of 1 minute, 41.57 seconds. Maze went off in the 21st spot and matched Gisin's run. Julia Mancuso of the United States failed to pick up her second medal in Sochi, placing eighth.
MLB: Cincinnati Reds pitchers and catchers report to spring training Friday in Goodyear, AZ, with the remainder of the squad joining them for the first full workout next Wednesday. Reds manager Bryan Price tells the Cincinnati Inquirer he expects a healthy squad when workouts begin.
The Reds were besieged by a number of injuries last season, with the notables being pitchers Mat Latos, Johnny Cueto, Sean Marshall and Jonathan Broxton.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and pitcher Bronson Arroyo have agreed to a two-year contract with a club option for 2016. The deal for the durable right-hander is reportedly worth $23.5 million.
Arroyo, who turns 37 years old later this month, spent the past eight years with Cincinnati and finished last season with a 14-12 record and 3.79 earned run average over 32 starts for the Reds.
Pitcher Roy Oswalt has decided to retire after 13 seasons, according to multiple reports. Oswalt broke into the majors with the Houston Astros in 2001, staying until 2010, when he was traded midseason to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Oswalt then spent 2011 in Philadelphia before stints with the Texas Rangers and Colorado Rockies to finish out his career. The three-time All-Star accumulated a career record of 163-102 with a 3.36 ERA in 365 games (341 starts).