The Hoptown Hoppers game with Marion in the Ohio Valley League playoffs has been rained out for this evening. It will resume tomorrow afternoon at 5 pm in the bottom of the 4th inning with Marion leading 6-1. If Marion wins, the third game will be played immediately following the conclusion of the first game.
Fans are reminded that if you were at the game this evening, your ticket stub is good as a raincheck for tomorrow night's games at Colonel Field. Pre game coverage on the official stations of the Hoppers, Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com will air beginning at 4:50 pm.
Hoppers Baseball: Brad Sevenish hit a three run home run in the fourth and Josh Tanski pitched eight innings of one run, five hits and six strikeouts as the Hoptown Hoppers defeated Marion 4-2 last night at Guess Field.
The Hoppers and Bobcats play game two of the three game set this evening at Colonel Field, as Toyota of Hopkinsville and Hopkinsville Collision Center sponsor tonight’s game. Fans that bring school supplies for the Christian County Family and Youth Resource Center will get half price tickets and season passes will also be honored.
First pitch at 7:05, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Fulton took game one of its semi final series with Madisonville in 10 innings 12-6. Fulton scored seven times in the top of the 10th to get the victory. Game two of that series is this evening in Fulton.
Golf: The Pepsi Junior Golf Tour Tournament of Champions got underway Wednesday at Henry County Country Club.
Hopkinsville’s Austin Knight is tied for 5th in the Boys 13-14 division after firing a 77.
Tadd Switzer is tied for 6th in the Boys 15-16 division after scoring 78, Dylan Henderson is tied for 8th with 79 and TJ Janes is 15th after scoring 85.
Dayton Jones leads the Boys 17-18 division after an even par 72, Jack Gardner is third with 75.
The final round takes place today.
Paducah’s Russ Cochran will not defend his title as the Senior British Open begins today at Turnberry, Scotland. Cochran had to withdraw before last week’s British Open due to an injury.
High School Sports: The Kentucky High School Athletics Association announced earlier this week the Board of Control has approved a Fall Sports Weekend where five separate championships will be decided on Saturday November 9, 2013.
Those sports are volleyball, boys and girls cross country and boys and girls soccer.
In other action, the new McCracken County High School which opens in 2013 will play football in Class 6-A, District 1 for the 2013 and 14 seasons. Muhlenberg County which is currently in District 1, will move to District 2. The new McCracken County High merges Reidland, Lone Oak and Heath high schools.
College Football: The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tennessee junior quarterback Tyler Bray nor his roommate will face charges after he reached out to the female victim of a vandalism which occurred last weekend. The victim found her car’s windshield damaged and top dented after some males reportedly threw beer bottles and golf balls at it.
NBA: The Houston Chronicle reports former Kentucky standout Terrence Jones has signed his rookie contract. Jones, the 18th player taken in the NBA draft will earn $2.5 million in his first two seasons according to the league rookie scale.
NFL: The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have placed wide receiver Kenny Britt and safety Markelle Martin on the physically unable to perform list as training camp opens Sunday.
Also, the Titans still have not signed their first draft pick, wide receiver Kendall Wright as rookies reported to camp Wednesday. Wright is one of five players picked in the first 32 selections who have not signed deals.
NHL: The Nashville Predators made it official yesterday, announcing Shea Weber has accepted their 14 year, $110 million dollar offer sheet to stay in Nashville. The Philadelphia Flyers had offered the restricted free agent the same deal last week.
Hoppers Baseball: The Hoptown Hoppers begin play in the Ohio Valley League playoffs tonight at Marion. The Hoppers have won 8 of the 10 meetings this season, but have a 3-2 record in Marion. Josh Tanski gets the ball for the Hoppers tonight, with first pitch from Guess Field at 7.
Pre game coverage begins at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
The other semi final series has Madisonville hosting Fulton at 7 this evening at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
MLB: Several matinee games in both the American and National League this afternoon including Chicago at Pittsburgh and Atlanta at Miami. Tonight, St. Louis hosts Los Angeles and Cincinnati is at Houston.
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed pitcher Cole Hamels to a six year, $144 million contract extension. The deal takes Hamels through the 2018 season. It’s the second largest contract for a pitcher, just behind the $161 million deal for the Yankees CC Sabathia.
The Miami Marlins continued their fire sale today, trading infielder Hanley Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a four player deal. The Dodgers also picked up left handed reliever Randy Choate while shipping Nathan Eovaldi and Scott McGough to Miami.
College Basketball: CBS Sports.com reports the schedules for the Southeastern Conference are not as originally thought. This means that Kentucky and Florida are not permanent rivals as first thought, nor does it appear that Tennessee and Vanderbilt are permanent rivals as sources say the two teams do not play a home and home series next season. Word is that Tennessee may now be paired with Kentucky.
The Clarion Ledger reports Mississippi State’s top returning point guard Jacoby Davis tore his ACL in a workout and will be lost for the upcoming season.
The Syracuse Post-Herald reports Syracuse basketball player Mookie Jones will not return next season. Jones—who had been suspended for cyberbullying says he will not return, saying eligibility issues will keep him from returning. Jones, who missed most of his freshman season with a hip injury, was suspended for a year after a 20-year-old female claimed Jones posted unflattering characterizations of her on his Facebook page.
New Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said at the league’s football media days they are not interested in further expansion. After West Virginia and TCU were admitted to replace Missouri and Texas A&M, there was speculation other schools, including Louisville, were being considered for membership.
OVL Baseball: The Marion Bobcats held off a rally from Owensboro to win 6-5 in the OVL’s one game elimination. The Bobcats now will host the Hoptown Hoppers in one of the two semi final series beginning this evening in Marion. Josh Tanski is slated to get the start this evening for the Hoppers.
First pitch is set for 7:00 this evening, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on the official station of the Hoppers, Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
The other semi final series also begins tonight in Madisonville, as the Tradewater Pirates host the Fulton Railroaders. Both semifinal series are best two of three games.
Golf: Hopkinsville’s Dayton Jones won again on the Pepsi Junior Tour Tuesday, shooting a 68 to win at Sun Valley Golf Course in Valley Station. Jones is also the current points leader in the Boys 17-18 division, leading by over 100 points.
College Basketball: The Courier Journal reports University of Louisville signee Terry Rozier will not play with the Cardinals this season. Coach Rick Pitino said Tuesday Rozier will spend a year at Hargraves Military Academy. Pitino says Rozier is going to prep school to improve his academic standing and play with teammates familiar to him. Rozier had been expected to back up Peyton Siva at point guard for the Cards.
NBA: Former University of Kentucky standout Anthony Davis has signed a three year guaranteed contract with the New Orleans Hornets, worth just over $16 million, with $5 million paid in the first year. Davis is currently playing with the US Olympic team in London.
NHL: The Nashville Predators have matched the offer sheet given free agent Shea Weber by the Philadelphia Flyers, meaning Weber will remain a Predator for the next 14 years. Weber had been given a 14 year, $110 million offer sheet by the Flyers last week. It’s the second richest contract in NHL history. Predators officials will talk more about Weber’s deal during an afternoon news conference at Bridgestone Arena.
College Football: WPSD in Paducah is reporting former Ohio State running back Jamal Berry is coming to Murray State. However, Murray State officials say the reports are nothing but rumors at this point. If Berry does transfer to play for the Racers, he would have two years of eligibility remaining. The Buckeyes dismissed Berry last October after his role in a fight on campus, in which he pled guilty to charges last month.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports University of Tennessee coach Derek Dooley as saying he has spoken with some Penn State football players about transferring to UT. Dooley was the featured speaker at the Knoxville Downtown Rotary Club Tuesday and said the coaching staff had analyzed Penn State’s roster and spoken with players, but wouldn’t say who they were. Penn State was placed on NCAA probation Monday and because of the severe sanctions, players are being allowed to transfer.
The Ohio Valley League playoffs begin this evening in Marion as the Bobcats host Owensboro in a single elimination game to determine who will face the Hoptown Hoppers. First pitch is at 7 pm.
Meanwhile, the Hoppers worked out today in preparation for the opening game of their playoff series Wednesday night. Coach Grayson Crawford says it doesn’t matter who the Hoppers play, but says the Hoppers will be as good as their starting pitching.
Tomorrow night’s game airs on the official station of the Hoppers, Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com, with coverage from either Marion or Owensboro at 6:50 pm.
Madisonville and Fulton will open their semifinal series tomorrow night at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville.
Major League Baseball action tonight has St. Louis hosting Los Angeles, Cincinnati at Houston, Atlanta at Miami and Chicago at Pittsburgh.
University of Minnesota basketball coach Tubby Smith and the school have agreed on a contract extension. Smith’s new deal will take him through the 2016-17 season. Terms were not immediately known.
Smith has not won an NCAA tournament game since leaving the University of Kentucky. Smith’s Gophers made it to the championship game of the NIT last season and won 23 games.
Team USA plays its final Olympic basketball tune up this afternoon against Spain in Barcelona. It will be a matchup of the top two teams in FIBA and a rematch of the 2008 Gold Medal game won by the US in Beijing. Tip off is set for 3:30 Hopkinsville time.