The Bowling Green Daily News reports an arrest has been made in connection with the early Sunday morning shooting outside the Lava Lounge which wounded two Western Kentucky University football players. Bowling Green police say Travis Fant is accused of two counts of first degree assault, one count of receiving stolen property-firearm and one count of tampering with physical evidence. The two players who were wounded Tevin Holliman and Ricardo Singh were hospitalized with non life threatening injuries. Fant is being held in the Warren County Regional Jail.
It wasn't a total surprise but the five Kentucky underclassmen Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb and Marquis Teague have all decided to leave the Wildcat program and enter the NBA Draft. Davis is forecast by many to be the top pick in the draft, with Kidd-Gilchrist expected to also be selected in the top five. Todd Hamilton will have more on this story during the Wednesday morning sports on the WHOP family of stations.
Masters champion Bubba Watson has withdrawn from the Wells Fargo Championship. The tournament announced on its Twitter account Tuesday that Watson withdrew to spend time with family. The Wells Fargo Championship will take place at Quail Hollow Club from May 3-6. Lucas Glover is the defending champion.
Johnny Damon is a member of the Cleveland Indians. Damon has signed a minor league contract. The 38-year-old veteran outfielder hit .261 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI last year with Tampa Bay. Damon is a career .286 hitter who is 277 hits shy of the coveted 3,000-hit milestone. He's played 17 seasons with the Royals, Athletics, Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers and Rays.
The Miami Dolphins signed linebacker Gary Guyton today. Guyton, who's spent his entire four year career with the New England Patriots after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2008, registered 47 tackles in 13 games last season. The 26-year-old Georgia Tech product has notched 229 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 60 career games.
Two members of Hopkinsville High’s boys soccer team are signing letters with Union College this afternoon. Trey Upton and Houston Stagner are holding ceremonies to mark the event.
A news conference involving the five University of Kentucky basketball underclassmen has been moved to a new time. Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Terrence Jones and Marquis Teague will be joined by Coach John Calipari at the news conference at 6 pm Hopkinsville time.
If all five of the underclassmen leave, Kentucky will lose 93% of its scoring, 94% of its rebounding and 96% of its assists from the just completed national championship season.
The Tennessee Titans have announced the dates and sites for their 2012 Titans Caravan. One of the stops will be in Hopkinsville on Monday April 30th at 5:45 at O’Charley’s on Fort Campbell Boulevard. Titans players—yet to be announced, along with the Voice of the Titans Mike Keith and mascot T-Rac will be on hand to visit with fans.
ESPN is reporting New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will not be allowed to have contact with any member of the Saints or in the NFL during his upcoming one year suspension which begins next week. If he does, he must first tell a league executive. Payton was suspended for a year for first lying to league officials about a bounty program and instructed his defensive assistants to do the same.
The NFL is releasing its 2012 regular season schedule at 6 Hopkinsville time this evening. The league recently announced the Super Bowl champion New York Giants will host the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday September 5th. The NFL Network will air the schedule release.
The Miami Marlins will have manager Ozzie Guillen back in the dugout this evening after serving a five game suspension following comments made last week about Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The Marlins open a three game series with the Chicago Cubs.
Also this evening, the St. Louis Cardinals host the Cincinnati Reds and the Atlanta Braves play game two of their series with the New York Mets.
The Golf Channel reports the U-S House has voted to bestow a Congressional Gold Medal on golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus was cited for his golfing achievements, including 18 major championships and his humanitarian work. The measure now goes to the U-S Senate for consideration. Another golfing legend and Nicklaus contemporary, Arnold Palmer, received the award in 2009.
Meanwhile, Jack Nicklaus said Monday Bubba Watson’s shot on the 10th hole of the playoff at the Masters is one of the most memorable shots in golf. Nicklaus said it was hard for him to imagine the difficulty of the hooked wedge shot which gave Watson his first major title. Nicklaus says the creativity Watson showed is what makes it so memorable.
The news conference that was to take place at 1 Hopkinsville time this afternoon involving the five underclassmen on Kentucky's basketball team has a time change. The Lexington Herald Leader notes Coach John Calipari will join the five players: Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Doron Lamb, Marquis Teague and Terrence Jones at the announcement which will now take place at 6 pm Hopkinsville time.