Two playoff games are scheduled today in Major League Baseball. In the National League, St. Louis hosts Washington in game two of their National League Division Series. The Cardinals trail 1-0. First pitch is slated for just after 3:30 in Busch Stadium.
The New York Yankees are in Baltimore for game two of their American League Division Series this evening, with the Yankees leading the series 1-0.
The Colorado Rockies will begin the search for a new manager following Jim Tracy’s resignation Sunday. Tracy had been on the job since being promoted from bench coach in May 2009. Tracy led the Rockies to a franchise worse mark of 64-98 this season after leading the Rockies to a franchise best 92-70 record in 2009.
Golf Channel reports on its website following the American loss at the Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods talked privately with Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker and Webb Simpson and apologized to them for not earning enough points for the US to win at Medinah. The Americans lost to Europe 14 ½ to 13 ½.
It appears more talks are scheduled in the National Hockey League labor strike this week. The league and player’s association will finalize this week’s meetings sometime today. NBC Sports reports the two sides will meet to discuss a new collective bargaining agreement either Wednesday or Thursday. Thursday was to be the start of the new NHL season, however the league has cancelled games through October 24th.
Monday’s High School Sports Schedule
District tournament action begins today in both soccer and volleyball.
8th district at University Heights: Christian County meets Fort Campbell at 6, followed by Hopkinsville and University Heights.
7th district at Madisonville: Hopkins Central meets Madisonville at 6, with the winner to play Caldwell County following the first game.
5th district at Trigg County: Livingston Central meets Crittenden County at 6, with the winner to play Trigg County following the first game.
7th district at Caldwell County: Madisonville meets Hopkins Central
13th district at Logan County: Todd Central at Logan County
8th district at University Heights: Hopkinsville meets Fort Campbell at 5:30, with Christian County and University Heights in the second game.
7th district at Caldwell County: Caldwell County meets Hopkins Central
6th district at Henderson County: Union County meets Webster County
5th district at Lyon County: Lyon County meets Crittenden County
High School Football: Trinity has bolted to the top of the Cantrall rankings on Kentucky.com. Bowling Green fell from first to fourth, Warren Central is 7th, Mayfield 12th, Henderson County 16th and Christian County is 17th.
Weekend wrap: Former Hopkinsville High golfer Dayton Jones was medalist at the Danville, IL invitational which concluded Sunday. Jones had a two day total of 145 to win the tournament by a stroke, while his collegiate team Rend Lake finished third in the event.
Heritage Christian Academy defeated Micah Christian in volleyball action Saturday 3 sets to 1. The Lady Warriors improved to 15-5 on the season and host Pleasant View, TN today.
College Football: Kentucky coach Joker Phillips has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Murray State quarterback Casey Brockman was named the Ohio Valley Conference offensive player of the week Sunday. Brockman was 38-43 for 455 yards and 5 touchdowns in the Racers 52-14 win at Austin Peay. Brockman also became the OVC’s all time leader in pass completions with 793 and became Murray State’s all time leader in touchdown passes with 55.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans fell to 1-4 on the season following a 30-7 loss at Minnesota Sunday. The Titans have allowed 30 points or more to their opponents in all five games this season. It’s a short week for the Titans as they host Pittsburgh Thursday night at LP Field.
Monday Night Football has Houston at the New York Jets, with pre game coverage at 7 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
High Football From Friday 10/5/12
Christian County 63 Apollo 15--- The Voice of The Colonels Todd Hamilton has a wrap-up on the game....
Paducah Tilghman 21 Trigg County 6
Bulter County 25 Todd County Central 23
Madisonville-North 66 Hopkins County Central 0
Marshall County 20 Muhlenberg County 16
Graves County 58 Ohio County 28
Hopkinsville Bye week
FT. Campbell Bye Week
Caldwdell County Bye Week
St. Louis 6 Atlanta 3
Baltimore 5 Texas 1
Cincinnati @ San Francisco 8:37pm Central
Oakland @ Detroit 5:07pm Central
Mississippi State @ Kentucky 9:30am on Lite 98.7 WHOP-FM
Nebraska @ Ohio State 6:30pm on News/Talk 95.3 FM and 1230 AM WHOP
Murray State @ Austin Peay 6:00pm
WKU Idle this week
Major League Baseball’s newest wrinkle takes place this afternoon and evening with the initial one game wild card playoff games. In the National League, the defending world champion St. Louis Cardinals will be in Atlanta to the Braves, with the winner to play Washington in the Divisional series.
In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles visit the Texas Rangers, with the winner to face the New York Yankees in the Divisional series.
The Ohio Valley Conference today announced a one year extension to play its annual baseball championship at Pringles Park in Jackson, TN. The 2013 event will be held May 22-26. It marks the fourth straight season the event is played at Pringles Park.
The tumor found on North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams’ left kidney is noncancerous. ESPN reports the tumor is the same kind of tumor Williams had removed from his right kidney on September 19th. Williams will not require surgery on the left kidney and doctors say he should be on the court when the Tar Heels begin practice in less than 10 days.
NFL quarterback Peyton Manning may soon be a minority owner of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. A source tells the Associated Press Manning and his wife Ashley along with former NBA star Penny Hardaway have agreed to join a group as minority owners of the franchise.
Prospective buyer Robert J. Pera’s purchase of the Grizzlies is pending approval from the NBA. Pera agreed to buy the Grizzlies in June. The sale is expected to be approved this month.
High School Football
The Christian County Colonels return to district action this evening at the Stadium of Champions, meeting the Apollo Eagles. The Colonels bring a 6-1/2-0 district mark into the game following a 57-17 win over Ohio County last week, while Apollo is 1-5/0-2 in district play and come in following a 48-27 loss to Hopkinsville last week.
Kickoff at 7, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:35 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
The Hopkinsville Tigers are off this week and will be back in action next Friday at Ohio County.
Elsewhere this evening: Trigg County hosts Paducah Tilghman, Todd Central welcomes Butler County, Madisonville meets Hopkins Central, Murray at Crittenden County, Henderson County at Daviess County, Ohio County at Graves County, Webster County at Heath, Muhlenberg County at Marshall County, Calloway County hosts Owensboro, Union County at McLean County.
Find out tonight’s winners on the Kentucky High School Scoreboard Show following the Christian County game this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
The KHSAA Boys State Golf Tournament begins today at Bowling Green Country Club. Hopkinsville and Henderson County are representing the 2nd region in the team competition, with individuals including Tadd Switzer of University Heights Academy and Nick Choate of Trigg County. The tournament runs through tomorrow.
Thursday’s High School Scoreboard
Volleyball: Logan County defeated Christian County 3-1, University Heights defeated Madisonville 3-0, Hopkins Central edged Hopkinsville 3-2.
Boys Soccer: Hopkinsville over Graves County 5-2, Apollo shut out Todd Central 7-0, Mayfield defeated Caldwell County 5-2, Paducah Tilghman edged Fort Campbell 3-2.
Girls Soccer: Hopkinsville defeated Murray 2-0, Madisonville over University Heights 5-1, Warren Central nipped Todd Central 3-2, Lyon County blanked Hopkins Central 4-0, Caldwell County shut out Mayfield 7-0.
College Football: Kentucky faces Mississippi State tomorrow and will use two quarterbacks against the Bulldogs. Coach Joker Phillips said following Thursday’s practice that freshman Jalen Whitlow will start, with the other rookie Patrick Towles also seeing playing time. Kickoff just after 11 tomorrow morning, with pre game coverage at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere tomorrow: SEC action includes Vanderbilt at Missouri, with Austin Peay hosting Murray State in Ohio Valley Conference action. In the Big 10, Nebraska plays at Ohio State in a game you can hear at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
College Basketball: The Harrison twins made it official Thursday, announcing they are coming to play at Kentucky next year. Both 6-5, Aaron Harrison averaged 18.5 points per game as a high school junior, while Andrew Harrison averaged 12.5 points per game in his junior season.
NHL: As part of Thursday’s announcement that regular season games have been cancelled from October 11-24, the Nashville Predators have lost four home dates. The Tennessean reports players were supposed to receive their first paychecks October 16th and the second on October 30th. Talks to end the players strike are at a stalemate, with the players and the NHL blaming each other for the strike’s continuation.