OVL Baseball: Hoptown hosts Owensboro in a doubleheader at Tiger Field on Charlie Henderson-State Farm Insurance night. Game one begins at 5, with the official Hoppers pre game show on the air at 4:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening, Marion goes to Fulton and Madisonville travels to Dubois County.
MLB: The Cincinnati Reds begin a weekend series this evening at Arizona, while the Chicago Cubs host Houston in an afternoon interleague game at Wrigley Field. Atlanta takes on Milwaukee this evening, while St. Louis begins an interleague series with the Texas Rangers.
College World Series: Today’s action in Omaha has Mississippi State meeting Oregon State and UCLA plays North Carolina.
College Basketball: The Gainesville Sun reports former Kentucky Miss Basketball Sydney Moss is one of three players who have left the University of Florida program. Moss reportedly wants to play at a school closer to her home. Moss was the second leading scorer for the Gators in her freshman season at 11.8 points per game.
Meanwhile, a story in the UF student newspaper indicates the school is not allowing Moss to transfer to another BCS school. Louisville and West Virginia are the rumored candidates for Moss’s services.
College Football: The website CoachingSearch.com reports Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Louisville and Tennessee are among 12 schools that have made significant improvements in the off season to help their teams for the 2013 season.
Kentucky is ranked 8th in the group of 12, with Louisville 10th, Tennessee 11th and Vanderbilt 2nd.
Pete Roussel points out in the poll that coach Mark Stoops and his staff have done a number of things that he feels will make the Wildcats a better team in the 2013 season. Roussel also points out Tennessee will be better because of new coach Butch Jones’ recruiting class, which is 4th best in the nation.
Vanderbilt is second thanks to being able to keep James Franklin as its coach. Louisville is ranked 10th in part because of being able to retain Charlie Strong as head coach and Shawn Watson as offensive coordinator, even though both were offered other positions.
NFL: New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez may not be welcome at Gillette Stadium as police investigate him in connection with a homicide. The "Boston Herald" reports Hernandez drove to Gillette Stadium yesterday for a workout, but was met by staff who told him to leave.
Semi-pro player Odin Lloyd was found shot to death this week near Hernandez's home. Media reports indicate Hernandez, Lloyd and two other men were at a bar on the night of Lloyd's death. A law enforcement source says a warrant is out for Hernandez's arrest.
Tennis: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have combined for nine of the last 10 Wimbledon titles, but could meet as early as the quarterfinals this year after the draw for the season's third Grand Slam event was revealed today. Federer enters as the defending champion and a seven-time winner on the famed lawns of the All England Club, but is the third seed this year. The top seed is 2011 champ Novak Djokovic.
Serena Williams is the top seed in the women's draw, coming off her 16th Grand Slam title at the French Open. The American star appears to have a relatively easy road until the fourth round, where she could face grass-court-loving German Sabine Lisicki, who has reached at least the quarterfinals in her last three trips to Wimbledon, including a semifinal appearance two years ago.