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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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Last month, Hopkinsville native and Christian County Athletics Hall of Famer Mitchell Moore was heading back to Kentucky after a recent trip to the sunshine state.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third story in a series about first-year spring coaches starting their careers on the sideline but having to delay their debuts due to COVID-19.

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Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century.

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Obi Toppin and Anthony Grant spent the season transforming Dayton from an unranked team that wasn’t even picked to win its conference into one of the nation's best, complete with the most wins in program history.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seated inside a simulator in his living room, Denny Hamlin grew thirsty as he virtually raced some of his top rivals. He asked his one allowed crew member — his 7-year-old daughter — to get him a soda and she handed him a bottle of slightly shaken Coca-Cola.

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With the cancellation of spring sports at the collegiate level due to concerns of spreading COVID-19, some seniors from the city were left in doubt on whether or not they’d get to play their final season of college.

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It’s not often that a freshman cracks the starting lineup in the SEC, but for former Christian County Colonel Emmy Blane, that was the case, and despite having her first year cut short, she’s not worried about herself.

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The NCAA made more than $1 billion last year, almost $867 million from the men's Division I basketball tournament, and most of that from a massive television rights deal with CBS and Turner that runs through the 2032 tournament.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the expected landing spot for quarterback Tom Brady, barring any unforeseen circumstances, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington.

There is no signing date or announcement officially set up, but Brady is expected to be a Buccaneer.‬

The news comes after Brady said goodbye to the New England Patriots in a series of Instagram posts on Tuesday, ending his 20-year run with the only NFL team he has ever known.

"Although my football journey will take place elsewhere, I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments," he wrote.

Brady, 42, leaves New England with six Super Bowl rings and 41 playoff starts since 2001.

In recent years, Brady has repeatedly said that his goal is to play until he is 45, but he and the Patriots couldn't come to an agreement on a contract extension last offseason. That created a path for Brady to explore his options as a free agent. And after a 2019 season in which he showed visible frustration at times and the offensively challenged Patriots uncharacteristically lost in the wild-card round of the playoffs, Brady told Westwood One radio that he was "open-minded about the process."

Brady's signing will officially end Jameis Winston's reign as Tampa Bay's starting quarterback.

Winston has long considered meeting Brady one of the highlights of his young career. The two squared off in a nationally televised game on a Thursday night in 2017, with Brady's Patriots holding off the host Bucs 19-14. It was Brady's only career game at Raymond James Stadium.

Brady could be returning to Foxborough, Massachusetts, in 2021, as the Patriots are scheduled to host the Buccaneers that season. Tampa, meanwhile, will host Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7, 2021.

Caesars Sportsbook moved the Bucs' Super Bowl odds from 40-1 to 30-1 Tuesday morning after Brady posted that he wasn't going back to New England. Those odds were moved down to 22-1 at 4:45 p.m. ET Tuesday after some bets came in amid reports.

Caesars plans to keep Tampa Bay's odds at 22-1 to win the Super Bowl and 10-1 to win the NFC once Brady officially signs.

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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.

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball is allowing players to go home, making the decision a day after canceling the rest of the spring training schedule and postponing opening day by at least two weeks amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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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.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have tagged Derrick Henry as their franchise player, making sure they keep the NFL rushing leader around for at least this season.

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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.