Hoppers Baseball: Following an off day due to a rainout at Owensboro, the Hoptown Hoppers are back in Ohio Valley League action this evening at Marion. The first place Hoppers lead Dubois County by a game and a half, with the Bombers playing at Owensboro this evening. Third place Madisonville entertains Fulton.
The Hoppers are back home tomorrow night to host Madisonville at Tiger Field. First pitch is at 7:05, with the official Hoppers pre game show on the air at 6:45 on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
MLB: Interleague action has the Cincinnati Reds opening a two game series at Oakland this evening, with pre game coverage on the air at 8:35 on News/Talk WHOP. Other interleague games have St. Louis at Houston and Atlanta at Kansas City. National League action has the Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee.
College World Series: The UCLA Bruins can win the national championship with a win over Mississippi State in game two of the championship series this evening in Omaha. The Bruins won game 1 3-1 last night, despite the fact former Hoptown Hopper Brett Pirtle had two hits for the Bulldogs.
College Football: Rivals.com says a report concerning a 2014 Kentucky recruit is false. The Rivals report indicates Darius McDonald of Dublin, Ohio has not committed to UK, but will work out for the coaching staff July 18th to get an official offer. There were reports out Monday McDonald had committed to the Wildcats.
College Basketball: Kentucky coach John Calipari says he will not limit the schools where Kyle Wiltjer can transfer. Wiltjer announced Monday he is seeking to play for another school.
Kentucky Sports Radio reports Gonzaga, Portland, Texas, Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State are interested in Wiltjer’s services. The option for Wiltjer to return to UK is still open and the school will hold his scholarship until he decides what he is doing.
The NCAA’s Playing Rules Oversight Panel announced Monday plans to expand replay review next season, along with instituting the 10 second back court rule for women’s basketball. The Panel also voted to place greater emphasis in the men’s game on calling fouls on defensive players who keep a hand or forearm on an opponent or use an arm bar to impede the progress of an opponent.
Wimbledon: Five-time champion Serena Williams and sixth seed Li Na each won their
opening matches comfortably today. The top-seeded Williams didn't lose a point on serve in a one-sided opening set en route to a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over Mandy Minella. Na needed only 67 minutes to claim a 6-1, 6-1 over Michaella Krajicek at the All England Club.
Juan Martin del Porto, Kei Nishikori and Tommy Haas were among the early winners in men’s play today.