College Basketball: When Murray State hosts Brescia in its home opener this evening at the CFSB Center, the Racers will have one less player. WPSD-Paducah reports sophomore forward Zay Henderson broke his left hand during practice Sunday. Coach Steve Prohm says Henderson will be out 4-6 weeks, leaving Murray State with just eight scholarship players.
As Louisville returns to action this evening against Hofstra, junior forward Chane Behanan will dress for the third ranked Cardinals. Coach Rick Pitino said Monday Behanan has met conditions for his return following his indefinite suspension for an undisclosed violation October 17th. Pitino also announced senior Luke Hancock will dress this evening after missing the preseason with an Achillies injury.
Minor League Baseball: It appears the Nashville Sounds will have a new place to play by 2015. News Channel 5-Nashville reports Nashville city officials presented a plan Monday to build a new stadium in north Nashville on the land known as Sulphur Dell which once housed a minor league stadium. The Metro Sports Council agreed to give $65 million towards building the $150 million 10-thousand seat stadium. It will be open by 2015. The Sounds have played at Greer Stadium since the team’s inception in 1978.
Major League Baseball: The National and American League managers of the year will be announced today by the Baseball Writers Association of America. National League finalists are Los Angeles Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly, Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Fredi Gonzalez of the Atlanta Braves.
American League finalists are John Farrell of the world champion Boston Red Sox, Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Bob Melvin of the Oakland A’s.