OVL Baseball: The Ohio Valley League playoffs begin this evening with 4th place Dubois County hosting 5th place Owensboro with the winner to host the Hoptown Hoppers in the first game of a best of three series Friday night. Coverage of all Hopper playoff games, home and away, will be heard on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Madisonville hosts Marion in the other play in game, with the winner to host Fulton in game 1 of a best of three series Friday night.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds continue their west coast series this evening, opening a weekend series with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Pre game coverage begins at 8:40 on News/Talk WHOP.
Other National League action has the St. Louis Cardinals playing Philadelphia this evening along with the Chicago Cubs at Arizona. Afternoon action has Atlanta meeting the NY Mets at Citi Field.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson suffered a fractured right ankle on a gruesome play in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 8-2 win against the New York Mets.
Hudson was taken off the field on a stretcher after being injured when EricYoung's spike hit flush on Hudson's ankle at first base. The Braves said Hudson will have surgery in Atlanta when swelling to the ankle goes down. No timetable was given for Hudson’s recovery, although it appears likely he'll be lost for the season.
Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees appear to be at odds again, this time over his injured quad muscle. Rodriguez asked for a second opinion and did so without written permission, which is contrary to the collective bargaining agreement.
The doctor who looked over Rodriguez's MRI exam told a New York radio station he did not physically examine the embattled slugger, but said he did not "see any sort of injury there." Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said in a statement Wednesday night that the club wants Rodriguez back in the lineup "as soon as possible" and that Rodriguez would be again evaluated today.
College Football: The Lexington Herald Leader reports UK athletics director Mitch Barnhart said Wednesday that the Kentucky-Louisville series will not end. Barnhart said at the Governors Cup luncheon the game will continue for a while. Even though the SEC is tinkering with going to a nine game conference schedule, Barnhart says he doesn’t see it happening.
Barnhart also says instead of scheduling games out 8-10 years, the norm is now a two year time frame. With Louisville heading to the Atlantic Coast Conference next year, it will get harder to schedule non conference games, but Barnhart says the two sides are working together to continue the series.
ESPN reports the University of Florida has removed images of recently arrested former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez from its football complex. The school has also removed a brick outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium which honored the former All American. Hernandez played at Florida from 2007-09.