College Basketball: When Andrew Wiggins makes his announcement to where he will play his college basketball tomorrow, it will be done with just family, friends and one media person.
A local writer from the Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Grant Traylor appeared on Kentucky Sports Radio this morning and said only Wiggins’ parents know which school he will choose. Kentucky, Florida State, Kansas and North Carolina are on the short list. The announcement will be made late tomorrow morning at Huntington Prep in West Virginia.
Horse Racing: Trainer Shug McGaughey said Kentucky Derby winner Orb’s final workout this morning in New York gave him “cold chills”, reminding him of the horse’s final workout before the Kentucky Derby. The colt breezed a half mile in 47.18 this morning. The horse is to ship to Pimlico today for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports the fourth place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, Normandy Invasion, will skip the Preakness on Saturday. The field will likely be 10 horses.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds are off today, but return to action tomorrow night opening a three game series at Miami. Pre game coverage begins at 5:40 pm on News/Talk WHOP.
National League action this evening has St. Louis meeting the NY Mets, Atlanta is at Arizona and the Chicago Cubs take on Colorado.
Afternoon action in the American League has the NY Yankees at Cleveland for a doubleheader.
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to a seven-year deal with first baseman Anthony Rizzo. FOX Sports reports the new deal is worth 41-million-dollars and includes a pair of club options at the back end of the contract. The 23-year-old Rizzo is hitting .280 with nine homers and 28 RBI this season.
NBA: Playoff action resumes this evening with the Miami Heat meeting Chicago, leading the Eastern Conference semi final 2-1, while Oklahoma City meets Memphis in Western Conference action, leading the series 2-1.
NHL: Two games that will decide series winners take place this evening, with Eastern Conference action having Toronto at Boston and the NY Rangers meeting Washington. Both series are tied 3-3.