OVL Baseball: The Marion Bobcats held off a rally from Owensboro to win 6-5 in the OVL’s one game elimination. The Bobcats now will host the Hoptown Hoppers in one of the two semi final series beginning this evening in Marion. Josh Tanski is slated to get the start this evening for the Hoppers.
First pitch is set for 7:00 this evening, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on the official station of the Hoppers, Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
The other semi final series also begins tonight in Madisonville, as the Tradewater Pirates host the Fulton Railroaders. Both semifinal series are best two of three games.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones won again on the Pepsi Junior Tour Tuesday, shooting a 68 to win at Sun Valley Golf Course in Valley Station. Jones is also the current points leader in the Boys 17-18 division, leading by over 100 points.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports University of Louisville signee Terry Rozier will not play with the Cardinals this season. Coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday Rozier will spend a year at Hargraves Military Academy. Pitino says Rozier is going to prep school to improve his academic standing and play with teammates familiar to him. Rozier had been expected to back up Peyton Siva at point guard for the Cards.
NBA: Former University of Kentucky standout Anthony Davis has signed a three year guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Hornets, worth just over $16 million, with $5 million paid in the first year. Davis is currently playing with the US Olympic team in London.
NHL: The Nashville Predators have matched the offer sheet given free agent Shea Weber by the Philadelphia Flyers, meaning Weber will remain a Predator for the next 14 years. Weber had been given a 14 year, $110 million offer sheet by the Flyers last week. It’s the second richest contract in NHL history. Predators officials will talk more about Weber’s deal during an afternoon news conference at Bridgestone Arena.
College Football: WPSD in Paducah is reporting former Ohio State running back Jamal Berry is coming to Murray State. However, Murray State officials say the reports are nothing but rumors at this point. If Berry does transfer to play for the Racers, he would have two years of eligibility remaining. The Buckeyes dismissed Berry last October after his role in a fight on campus, in which he pled guilty to charges last month.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports University of Tennessee coach Derek Dooley as saying he has spoken with some Penn State football players about transferring to UT. Dooley was the featured speaker at the Knoxville Downtown Rotary Club Tuesday and said the coaching staff had analyzed Penn State’s roster and spoken with players, but wouldn’t say who they were. Penn State was placed on NCAA probation Monday and because of the severe sanctions, players are being allowed to transfer.