College Basketball: Louisville coach Rick Pitino announced Tuesday seniors to be Russ Smith and Luke Hancock will be the co-captains for the defending national champions next season. Pitino also said junior Chane Behanan will be counted on to be a leader for the team. Pitino also introduced new assistant coach Mike Balado.
MLB: Cincinnati and St. Louis close out their series with an afternoon game at Busch Stadium. Atlanta meets Washington again this evening, while Chicago entertains San Diego.
NBA: Three games are on the playoff schedule this evening. Eastern Conference action has Boston taking on the NY Knicks, where the Knicks lead the series 3-1. Indiana meets Atlanta with the series tied 2-2. Western Conference action has Houston at Oklahoma City where the Thunder lead the series 3-1.
NHL: Two game ones are on the docket this evening. Eastern Conference action has the NY Islanders at Pittsburgh, with Western Conference having San Jose at Vancouver.
Horse Racing: Post positions for Saturday’s 139th Kentucky Derby will be announced later today at Churchill Downs. 23 horses are expected to be in the field for the race.
Trainer Dallas Stewart announced today jockey Robby Albarado will be aboard Golden Soul in Saturday’s race. The Courier Journal reports Stewart dismissed questions this morning about Albarado’s legal troubles before last year’s Derby, where he was arrested on assault charges.
The future of Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky State Fairgrounds in Louisville seems to have been determined. A study recently conducted on the 56 year old stadium showed that the grandstand had deteriorated to a point that it is no longer safe. The facility is still being used to host concerts during the Kentucky State Fair.
Fair Board President Rip Rippetoe says they are exploring what to do with the former home of the University of Louisville football program. Rippetoe says demolition is the likely option. A timeline has not been set. Since it is a state operated facility, the money for the demolition must be approved in the budget submitted to the state.