High School Basketball: For the second consecutive evening, the Girls 2nd region tournament was postponed at Henderson County. Plans are to begin the tournament this evening, with University Heights playing Union County at 6, followed by Madisonville and Livingston Central. Heritage Bank pre game coverage for the University Heights game is on the air at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
First round play continues Thursday evening, with the semifinal games to be played Saturday at noon, with the championship game Sunday afternoon at 4 pm.
With the change in schedule for the girls tournament, the Boys 2nd region tournament will now begin with first round games Friday and Saturday evenings at 6 at Madisonville, with the semi finals next Monday and the championship game next Tuesday.
Speaking of the regional tournaments, Sports Tonight will feature interviews with some of the coaches of both boys and girls teams beginning at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP.
Elsewhere this evening: 3rd region girls play begins at the Sports Center in Owensboro as Owensboro Catholic meets Edmonson County and Muhlenberg County faces Breckinridge County. Logan County is scheduled to face South Warren in the 4th region tournament at Allen County Scottsville.
College Basketball: Senior Night saw Kentucky trail Alabama 28-25 at halftime, but rally to defeat the Crimson Tide at Rupp Arena 55-48. Julius Randle had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the 22-6 Wildcats to the win. Seniors Jared Polson and Jon Hood both started and scored three points each in the win.
Kentucky returns to action Saturday at top ranked Florida, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has Tennessee at Auburn, 11th ranked Louisville plays at 18th ranked SMU and women’s action has Western Kentucky hosting Louisiana’s Ragin Cajuns.
The Ohio Valley Conference announced its post season honors Tuesday. Murray State’s Cameron Payne was named the league’s Freshman of the Year. Belmont’s JJ Mann was named Player of the Year and Rick Byrd was named Coach of the Year.
Payne was also named to the All OVC first team, with Jarvis Williams named to the second team. Both Payne and Williams were named to the OVC All Newcomer team.
First round games in the OVC Tournament begin today in Nashville. Women’s games have Eastern Kentucky facing Eastern Illinois, followed by Jacksonville State and SIU Edwardsville. Men’s action has Tennessee Tech meeting SIU Edwardsville in the first play in game, followed by Southeast Missouri and Eastern Illinois.
College Football: Western Kentucky University’s Jimmy Feix Field at Houchens-LT Smith Stadium will be redone following spring practice with a new design. Following a week of online voting, fans have chosen for the end zones to be black in color with the red WKU in the center. The WKU red towel will also be on the 50 yard line of the new surface. The Hilltoppers host Bowling Green State University in the 2014 season opener in late August.
NFL: Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker says he’s focused on recovering from surgery on his right foot and getting back on the field. Locker made the comments at the Boy Scouts Patron Luncheon Tuesday according to the Tennessean. Locker has been walking recently in a walking boot and will have a procedure to remove hardware inserted in his foot during the surgery.
Doctors say they are encouraged by Locker’s progress and he hopes to take part in team organized activities in June following a period of rehab.
NHL: Pekka Rinne started for the first time since October, however, the Nashville Predators fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins by the score of 3-1. Patric Hornqvist had the lone goal for Nashville who has lost two games in a row.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds lost to the Kansas City Royals 9-5 in Cactus League action Tuesday. The Reds take on the Los Angeles Dodgers this evening in a game you can hear beginning at 7:50 on News/Talk WHOP.
High School Basketball: For the second straight evening, play in the Girls 2nd region tournament at Henderson County will not begin due to icy conditions. First round games will now be played Wednesday and Thursday nights at 6pm, with the semifinals beginning at noon Saturday and the championship game Sunday.
Boys 2nd region play in Madisonville will now begin on Friday with two first round games beginning at 6 pm, then the other first round games on Saturday evening at 6 pm, with the semifinals next Monday and the championship game next Tuesday.
College Basketball: Top 25 action this evening includes top ranked Florida at South Carolina, 7th ranked Syracuse hosts Georgia Tech, 12th ranked Michigan goes to Illinois, 13th ranked Creighton at Georgetown and 17th ranked Iowa State is at Baylor.
NFL: Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard officially signed his multi-year contract to stay with the club today. Pollard—who was the Titans leading tackler in the 2013 season—says he’s excited to play for new Titans coach Ken Wisenhunt.
Pollard added reasons he signed were that Nashville was a nice fit for he and his family along with the camaraderie with his teammates. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The Dallas Cowboys are working on creating some salary cap relief. The team is close to finalizing restructured contracts for quarterback Tony Romo, linebacker Sean Lee and cornerback Orlando Scandrick.
The "Dallas Morning News" reports the new Romo deal will save the Cowboys 10 million-dollars. Romo inked a six-year deal worth 108-million-dollars before last season, with 55-million guaranteed. The Lee and Scandrick moves will save the club nearly 7.8-million-dollars in cap space.
Amid reports he is unhappy in San Francisco, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says he has told owner Jed York all he wants to do is coach the team. A SI.com story Monday indicates Harbaugh does not want to be paid the highest salary in football nor does he want more power.
Harbaugh adds he intends to fulfill his contract in San Francisco which is set to expire next year. Harbaugh is 36-11 and has made three NFC championship and one Super Bowl appearance during his 49ers tenure.
MLB: The Reds Hot Stove League show comes your way at 5:06 this evening on News/Talk WHOP. Speaking of the Reds, they are in Cactus League action this afternoon against the Kansas City Royals, with the Chicago Cubs facing an Oakland A’s split squad, while the Chicago White Sox face Cleveland.
Grapefruit League action includes Atlanta hosting Washington, while the St. Louis Cardinals have the day off.
High School Basketball: Play is scheduled to begin in the 2nd region Girls tournament tonight at Henderson County following a one day delay.
First round games at 6 this evening feature University Heights and Union County, with Livingston Central facing Madisonville in the nightcap. Coverage of the UHA game airs at 5:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Christian County plays its first round game against host Henderson County Wednesday evening at around 7:45.
The one day delay also moves the start of the Boys 2nd region back one day, with University Heights meeting Trigg County Thursday night at 6 and Hopkinsville facing Union County Friday night at 6.
Hopkinsville is 5th in the latest top 20 Litkenhous rankings from the Courier Journal, which has Ballard number one this week, with Warren Central ranked 17th.
On the girls side, Henderson County is ranked 4th in the top 20 Litkenhous rankings which has Elizabethtown first. Bowling Green is 10th and Murray is ranked 19th this week.
College Basketball: Women’s action saw top ranked Connecticut finish the regular season 31-0 after a 68-48 win over third ranked Louisville.
Tonight’s game: 25th ranked Kentucky returns to action against Alabama, with Coach John Calipari announcing Monday seniors Jon Hood and Jared Polson will be in the starting lineup on Senior Night. Pre game coverage begins at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
UT Martin announced the firing of head coach Jason James Monday. In a statement, the university said James conducted the program with the highest degree of integrity, but felt it was time to move a new direction.
James was 37-117 in five seasons as head coach after serving seven seasons as an assistant. The Skyhawks were 8-23 in the just completed season.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans and safety Bernard Pollard have agreed on a multi year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Titans general manager Ruston Webster said Monday signing Pollard helps the team’s overall plan for the off season.
Pollard was the Titans leading tackler last season with 142 and also had three interceptions. Pollard was to become a free agent March 11th.
Meanwhile, the Titans chose not to use the franchise tag on any player. It was thought if the tag was used, it would go to cornerback Alterraun Turner, who will become a free agent March 11th unless a new deal is worked out.
NHL: The Nashville Predators return to action hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins this evening. The Predators will have Pekka Rinne in goal for the first time since October. First puck drops just after 7 in Bridgestone Arena.
High School Basketball: 2nd region Girls tournament action scheduled for this evening at Henderson County has been postponed until tomorrow night. The games-featuring University Heights against Union County and Livingston Central and Madisonville will begin at 6 pm.
Christian County will not play its first game until Wednesday night when the Lady Colonels face host Henderson County. Semifinal play will begin at 4 pm Saturday, with the championship game now at 3 pm Sunday.
Play in the Boys 2nd region tournament will now not begin until Thursday night in Madisonville. University Heights will face Trigg County at 6 pm. Top ranked Hopkinsville will face Union County at 6 pm Friday.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari said during the weekly SEC teleconference this morning that Saturday’s loss to South Carolina is on his back. Calipari also mentioned he would be whomever his team needs him to be to get their confidence back.
Calipari will likely talk more about this during his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. UK women’s coach Matthew Mitchell has his call in show at 7, with the Cats Pause call in show at 7:30 on News/Talk WHOP.
Florida remains number one in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll, with Wichita State, Arizona, Duke and Virginia in the top five. Louisville is 11th this week, with Kentucky clinging to the number 25 spot.
There’s only one Top 25 game this evening as 21st ranked North Carolina meets Notre Dame. Women’s action includes 3rd ranked Louisville hosting top ranked Connecticut.
NFL: The deadline to place the franchise tag on players for each NFL team is at 3 pm Central time this afternoon. The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have no plans to franchise tag a player. It marks the second straight year the Titans have not used the franchise tag.
The Denver Post reports Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has passed a physical and has been cleared to play this season. Manning had his neck fused and missed the entire 2011 season while with the Indianapolis Colts. Having the yearly physical was part of Manning’s deal when he signed with the Broncos in 2012. Manning led the Broncos to the Super Bowl this past season where they lost to Seattle.
MLB: Grapefruit League action today has Atlanta hosting the NY Mets and the St. Louis Cardinals meet the Detroit Tigers. Cactus League play has Cincinnati meeting a Seattle Mariner split squad and the Chicago Cubs face Milwaukee.
High School Basketball: Pairings have been set for the 2nd region Boys and Girls basketball tournaments.
Girls 2nd Region at Henderson County
Opening round games University Heights meets Union County at 6 pm, with Livingston Central facing Madisonville, Caldwell County meets Lyon County and host Henderson County and Christian County.
Boys 2nd region at Madisonville
Opening round games have Trigg County facing University Heights with Henderson County meeting Caldwell County, Hopkinsville going against Union County, with Madisonville facing Crittenden County.
Due to the inclement weather, dates and times will be changing for the tournament.
You can hear all games in the Boys 2nd region tournament and the University Heights and Christian County girls games on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
College Basketball: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates played 13 minutes and did not score in Manhattan’s 68-63 win over Canisus. Women’s action saw 12th ranked Kentucky edge by Vanderbilt 65-63 and 10th ranked Tennessee defeated 4th ranked South Carolina 73-61
Tonight’s women’s action has 3rd ranked Louisville hosting top ranked Connecticut.
College Baseball: Western Kentucky edged by Pittsburgh 3-2 in its final game of the Keith LeClaire Classic at East Carolina.
College Softball: Murray State beat Kansas 5-4 in eight innings Sunday at the Coach B Classic in Chattanooga. Former Christian County standout Maggie Glass went 0-2 in the game, while Casey Castile went 0-1. Murray State is now 8-7 on the season.
NHL: Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne had his second rehab stint with the Milwaukee Admirals Sunday, stopping 17 of 18 shots in a 2-1 over Rochester. Following the game, Rinne said he felt good and looks forward to getting back to Nashville.
Rinne has not played since October due to an infection which set up in his surgically repaired left hip. The Predators have not announced an official date on Rinne’s return.