OVL Baseball: The first place Hoptown Hoppers return to action tonight hosting the Tradewater Pirates on Salvation Army Night at Colonel Field. First pitch at 7:05, with pre game at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere in the OVL tonight: Fulton plays at Owensboro.
College World Series: The field is set for the College World Series which begins Friday in Omaha. Stony Brook meets UCLA, while Arizona battles Florida State in the opening day of games.
Saturday has Kent State—who upset Oregon to reach the CWS—meets Arkansas, while Florida meets two time defending champion South Carolina.
The tournament is double elimination, with the two schools remaining playing a best of three series to determine a champion beginning June 24th.
MLB: Interleague action has St. Louis hosting the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati entertains Cleveland, Chicago hosts Detroit and Atlanta meets the New York Yankees.
A Los Angeles newspaper reports Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier has reportedly agreed to a five year contract extension. The report indicates it’s a five year deal worth $85 million that will leave him in Los Angeles through the 2017 season.
NBA: Game one of The Finals takes place tonight as Oklahoma City hosts Miami. The teams split their two games during the regular season with each winning on its home floor.
Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers game at Fulton was rained out last night, with no make up date scheduled as of yet.
The Hoppers are back home this evening to host the Tradewater Pirates on Salvation Army Night. Fans are asked to bring paper products such as paper towels, napkins, paper plates for the Soup Kitchen. Those who do will receive half price admission. First pitch at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Also last night, Tradewater’s game with Marion last night was rained out.
Tonight in the Ohio Valley League: Fulton travels to Owensboro
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds opened a series at Memphis with a 10-4 win. Game two of the series is this evening in Memphis.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost the finale of a series at Dayton 9-5. The Hot Rods return home to open a series with West Michigan this evening.
NFL: Former Tennessee Titan and Baltimore Raven wide receiver Derrick Mason officially retired on Monday. The Tennessean reports Mason talked about former teammate Steve McNair, with whom he played with in both Nashville and Baltimore.
Mason said he hoped he never failed the quarterback, who died in a murder-suicide in Nashville in 2009. Mason played 15 seasons in the NFL.
When fans attend Tennessee Titans games at LP Field this fall, they will likely notice bigger video boards, which according to Titans officials will be the biggest in an outdoor NFL stadium. The boards are part of $25 million in improvements which include better sound and video ribbons in the stadium.
Golf: Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from the US Open, which begins Thursday at Olympic Club in San Francisco. Snedeker pulled out of the tournament because of a rib injury. He will be replaced by amateur Jordan Spieth, who just completed his freshman year at the University of Texas.
Ohio Valley League Baseball: The first place Hoptown Hoppers are back in action tonight. The Hoppers—who have won four of their last five games—play at Fulton, the only team to defeat them in this current streak.
The Hoppers return home to face Madisonville tomorrow night at 7:05 at Colonel Field on Salvation Army night, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere tonight in the OVL: Madisonville plays at Marion.
High School Softball: Allen County Scottsville pitcher Kelsi Pardue has been named Kentucky Miss Softball by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.
Pardue led ACS to the state championship as a junior in 2011 and this year, led the Lady Patriots to a 35-3 record before losing to Greenwood in the 4th region final. Pardue is the first 4th region player since 1996 to be named Miss Softball.
MLB: Four interleague games highlight the schedule this evening as Atlanta hosts the New York Yankees, Washington is at Toronto, Boston at Miami and the Freeway Series has the LA Angels at the LA Dodgers.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds open a Pacific Coast League series at Memphis, while the Bowling Green Hot Rods wrap up a Midwest League series at Dayton.
College Football: Authorities are searching for the suspect in connection with the shooting Saturday night that killed two former Auburn football players and wounded a current member of the team. Dead are former Tiger players Ed Christian and Ladarious Phillips, while current Tiger Eric Mack was hospitalized and is expected to recover. Police say the shooter—identified as Desmonte Leonard is still at large.
Tennis: Rafael Nadal has won the French Open for a record setting seventh time, in a four set victory today over Novak Djokovic. The match was halted Sunday at Roland Gerros Stadium in Paris Sunday due to rain.
NHL: Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final takes place tonight in Los Angeles as the Kings will again try to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup, but the New Jersey Devils have won the last two games in the series. The Kings lead 3 games to 2.
Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers are in first place in the Ohio Valley League following a 4-2 win Sunday against Marion at Colonel Field.
Phillip Menou pitched six solid innings to get the pitching win, while Brett Pirtle went 3-4 for the 5-2 Hoppers. Former UHA standouts Matt McGowan and Kyle Barbee both saw action Sunday, with McGowan going 1-4 and Barbee 0-2.
The Hoppers are back in action tonight at Fulton and return home to meet Madisonville Tuesday night at 7:05, on Salvation Army Night. Fans are asked to bring paper products to receive a half price ticket at the gate. Tuesday’s game will air at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Last night in the OVL: Madisonville defeated Owensboro 8-7 in 12 innings.
Tonight’s action besides the Hoppers at Fulton has Madisonville at Marion.
NFL: Former Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derek Mason is set to announce his retirement today, according to the Tennessean. The 38-year-old Mason played 15 years in the league, seven of them with the Titans beginning in 1997 and lasting through 2004.
PGA Tour: Former University of Kentucky golfer JB Holmes finished tied for 19th at the FedEx St. Jude Classic at three under par. Dustin Johnson won for the first time since returning from injury at nine under par.
Champions Tour: Tom Lehman was a two shot winner at the Regions Tradition. Lehman finished at 14 under par. Paducah’s Russ Cochran tied for 5th at nine under par, while Franklin’s Kenny Perry finished tied for 13th at five under par.
Minor League Baseball: The Nashville Sounds were drilled by the Iowa Cubs 14-3 in the finale of a series in Des Moines. The Sounds open a series tonight at Memphis.
The Bowling Green Hot Rods lost 6-1 at Dayton Sunday, with the finale of the series this evening.