The first place Hoptown Hoppers are back in Ohio Valley League action this evening hosting the Madisonville-Tradewater Pirates at Colonel Field at 7:05, with the official Hoppers pre game show beginning at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and world wide at whopam.com.
Marion, who trails the Hoppers by 3 ½ games is back in action this evening against Owensboro.
Major League Baseball action tonight includes St. Louis at Miami, Cincinnati hosts Milwaukee, Atlanta welcomes Arizona and the Chicago Cubs host the New York Mets.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have all but ruled out that Matt Kemp will participate in next month’s All Star game in Kansas City. The outfielder is recovering from a hamstring strain which has kept him out of the Dodgers lineup since May 31st. Kemp, however, has the blessing to participate in the Home Run Derby the day before the Midsummer Classic if he chooses.
The Indianapolis Star reports Larry Bird is set to resign as president of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. Team owner Herb Simon is expected to meet with Bird to plan his exit from the Pacers. Speculation is that Bird’s departure is due to former Pacers executive Donnie Walsh returning to the franchise, however, in what role is not known at this time.
NASCAR points leader Matt Kenseth is leaving Roush Fenway Racing at the end of the season. Kenseth did not disclose a reason for leaving Roush, but will be replaced in the Sprint Cup series by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Kenseth has run all but one of his 452 races with Roush.
The 11 BCS commissioners and Notre Dame officials are presenting their proposed playoff plan for college football to the BCS Presidential Oversight Committee today in Washington, DC. A member of the committee says the plan calls for a 12 year cycle that would incorporate six bowl games as part of a rotation to host national semifinal games every two years. The plan calls for four teams to play in the semi finals, with the two winners to meet for the national championship.