The Hoptown Hoppers close out a brief two game home stand this evening hosting the Fulton Railroaders. This will be the 6th meeting of the season, with the Hoppers 2-3 against the Railroaders. Taylor Veillon is scheduled to start this evening’s 7:05 first pitch, with the official Hoppers pre game show at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere in the Ohio Valley League this evening: Madisonville takes on Marion. Madisonville is currently three games behind the Hoppers, with Marion in third place at 3 ½ games back.
There are several matinee games today in Major League Baseball including Cincinnati hosting Milwaukee, the Chicago Cubs host New York, with St. Louis at Miami and Atlanta hosting Arizona this evening.
ESPN reports Kentucky basketball is nominated for four ESPY awards. The nominations include Best Team, John Calipari as Best Coach and Anthony Davis as Best Male College Athlete and Best Breakthrough Athlete. The award winners will be announced July 11th.
The Courier Journal reports Churchill Downs has cancelled its racing card for Thursday due to the expected extreme heat conditions. Churchill president Kevin Flanery says he will be in contact with National Weather service forecasters before determining what will happen with the final three days of the Spring meet, which concludes Sunday.
Larry Bird has officially stepped down as president of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers. He has been replaced in the position by former Pacers executive Donnie Walsh. The team also named former Portland Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard as the new GM. Bird said he was leaving the post in part due to health reasons. He will continue to work with the team through tomorrow night’s NBA Draft, but will take at least a year off before deciding on his next project.