The Courier Journal reports jockey Robby Albarado has been arrested according to Chief State Steward Barbara Borden. Albarado was arrested by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department this morning on a warrant for 4th degree assault-domestic violence. Albarado will not ride Hard Not To Like in today’s Kentucky Oaks and it’s not certain if Albarado will ride any of his mounts tomorrow on Derby Day.
College Basketball: The Kentucky Wildcat national championship basketball team is in the nation’s capitol today. The team will visit with President Barack Obama at the White House later this afternoon.
Former Kentucky standout Anthony Davis has been named to the list of finalists for the 2012 USA Basketball National Team. Davis led Kentucky to its 8th national championship this season and owns several UK freshman records. 20 finalists on the team will be cut down to 12 to represent the US in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
College Baseball: Murray State hosting Eastern Illinois in Ohio Valley Conference action this afternoon while Austin Peay opens a three game set at SIU-Edwardsville this evening.
Western Kentucky is in Boca Raton, FL for a weekend set against Sun Belt league leader Florida Atlantic. First game of the series is tonight, with former Hopkinsville High pitcher Justin Hageman to pitch the finale on Sunday afternoon.
Major League Baseball: The Chicago Cubs opening a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon at Wrigley Field. Tonight’s action includes Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, St. Louis is at Houston and Atlanta at Colorado.
In the NBA Playoffs this evening: Atlanta is at Boston, Chicago at Philadelphia and the LA Lakers are at Denver.
The only NHL Stanley Cup playoff game tonight is game four of the Western Conference semi final series between Nashville and Phoenix at Bridgestone Arena, with the Coyotes leading the series 2-1. Coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Three legendary sports broadcasters with Tennessee ties will be inducted as the inaugural class of the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame Saturday.
Larry Munson, who began his career doing Nashville Vols baseball and Vanderbilt football and basketball before becoming the legendary voice of the Georgia Bulldogs, Lindsey Nelson, who started his career doing Tennessee Vols games before becoming a national sportscaster, and the former voice of the Tennessee Vols John Ward will be inducted in ceremonies in Murfreesboro, according to a story in the Tennessean.