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KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Kansas State is launching a diversity and education fund amid several other initiatives to address racial injustice after football players threatened a boycott in response to an insensitive tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd.

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PHOENIX — A small group of players, including Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman and Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond, have announced they plan to sit out this season. The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches.

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The biggest takeaway following the NFL’s two-day quarterback coaching summit is there’s no shortage of qualified minority candidates waiting for opportunities to be head coaches and coordinators.

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Acknowledging that no option would have been risk-free during a pandemic, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday that the concern shared by the league and its players surrounding next month's restart of the season is rising as coronavirus cases in Florida keep climbing.

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While the coronavirus pandemic has pushed it back from its original date, newly-hired Hopkinsville Middle School cheerleading coach Elle Hancock has announced that cheerleading tryouts will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. starting July 6.

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In his 16th and final season at the helm of Christian County wrestling, Robert Burnham was given the National Wrestling Coaches Association High School Boys Head Coach of the Year honor for the state of Kentucky.

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With school sports close to a return after the pandemic canceled all spring seasons, Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Chris Bentzel has appointed Christian County High School head basketball coach Kerry Stovall to district athletic director.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Players accused teams of “depriving America of baseball games” as part of a money fight set off by the coronavirus pandemic and raised the possibility baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might push ahead with a shortened season over the union’s objection.

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TOKYO — The Japanese public is being prepared for the reality of next year’s postponed Olympics, where athletes are likely to face quarantines, spectators will be fewer, and the delay will cost taxpayers billions of dollars.

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The Ohio Valley League announced today that the 2020 season has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hoppers will not play in Christian County this year. 

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Per a Thursday release from the Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches, the 2020 Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Games for boys and girls basketball have been canceled — in coordination with the continued battle and distancing required to face the potential spread of the coronavirus.

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With the absence of spring sports due to COVID-19, high school athletes are missing out on the sport they love, but they aren’t the only ones dealing with time away from the field.

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I’m taking a page out of my friend Kevin Patton’s playbook as he recently had his list for the best players he’s seen in Henderson County.

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For the foreseeable future, there won’t be any balls hit over the fences at the Trigg County Recreation Complex, but one thing is for sure: the Wildcats hit a home run with the hiring of former Anderson County football coach Mark Peach.

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He’s never coached Terrence Clarke, but he’s coached against the incoming Kentucky freshman guard often and Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.) coach Peter Wehye has never failed to be impressed.

PADUCAH — A trio of Princetonians saw their summer baseball seasons finally come alive on Monday, when Gabe East (Nationals), Jase Felker (Nationals) and Bryce Thomas (Americans) suited up for the first of 12 scheduled games for the Kentucky Propsects…

He’s never coached Terrence Clark, but he’s coached against the incoming Kentucky freshman guard often and Our Savior Lutheran (N.Y.) coach Peter Wehye has never failed to be impressed.

Just how good is recent Kentucky basketball commit Jada Walker? The point guard is a top 70 player nationally in the 2021 recruiting class but she got her first Division I scholarship from Michigan when she was in the sixth…

LEXINGTON — University of Kentucky senior punter Max Duffy has been named a first-team preseason All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.

The two-time defending Kentucky American Legion baseball champs got off to a good start on Monday, when Post 86 (Eddyville) picked up a doubleheader win over Mayfield — 5-4 and 6-0 — at Lee S. Jones Park in Eddyville.

Caldwell County Superintendent Nate Huggins has turned in his letter of retirement in the wake of a plagiarism accusation concerning his farewell article to the Caldwell County High School Class of 2020 that appeared in The Times Leader.

When I wrote my last column, I was just finishing up going to the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) basketball tournament and was making preparations to attend my first ever Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament.

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ACC and SEC join other Power Five in canceling spring sports

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Monday’s rain cast a dreary shadow over athletic fields across the southern Pennyrile but that shadow will remain for the foreseeable future with KHSAA’s mandated dead period for high school athletics.

The Dawson Springs High School softball team will start its season Monday with a home game against Christian Fellowship. Play starts at 5:30 p.m. at Dawson Springs City Park.

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Tuesday was filled with ups and downs for local teams as the Trigg County Lady Wildcats made history against Caldwell County, and the Hopkinsville Lady Tigers suffered a tough defeat at the hands of the Henderson County Lady Colonels.

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MORGANFIELD — Christian County did some experimenting in its season finale, trying some new things and maybe adding some wrinkles ahead of the Eighth District Tournament next week.

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The Dawson Springs boys basketball team has had an exciting week of basketball. They beat Community Christian Academy on Jan. 30, lost a close one to Central on Friday and took on a last-minute game to St. Mary’s and won.

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The Hopkinsville Tigers and Lady Tigers walked out of Cadiz with the sweep over Trigg County on Monday night. The boys walked out with a 69-53 win while the girls took home a 40-31 victory.

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The Christian County Colonels kept up with Warren Central for the first few minutes of the game, but the experience of the Dragons proved too much for the Cols Monday at CCHS.