JUNE 19, 2019
LOUISVILLE CWS GAME SUSPENDED
Rain washed out the College World Series on Tuesday. Louisville and Auburn will resume their game today. The Cardinals will start with a 4-1 lead after the game was suspended after four innings due to the weather. The Vanderbilt-Mississippi State game was postponed yesterday and will be played after the conclusion of the Louisville game.
KNIGHTS GO D1
Bellarmine University is moving to Division One athletics. The school will join the Atlantic Sun Conference next school year, making it the only private D-1 institution in Kentucky. The move to a bigger conference is just part of the president’s new strategic plan. President Susan Donovan says she also wants Bellarmine to be more inclusive and expand enrollment.
MORE TROUBLE FOR POWELL
The woman at the center of an NCAA scandal involving the UofL basketball program is facing domestic assault and theft charges. A Jefferson Family Court judge issued an emergency protective order against Katina Powell earlier this month. The order requires Powell to surrender any guns and stay away from Thomas Tyre, a dentist she had been dating. The petition for the protective order accuses Powell of stealing Tyre’s passport and wallet and breaking his ribs when he tried to call police.
YAMAMOTO TAMES CARDINALS
Jordan Yamamoto allowed two hits over seven scoreless innings as the Marlins shut out the Cardinals 2-0 in St. Louis. Brian Anderson belted a two-run homer and Starlin Castro a solo shot in the win. Jack Flaherty took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits over seven innings. He also doubled for the only Cards’ extra-base hit. Game three of the series is on the air tonight at 6:20 on WNBS. Daniel Ponce de Leon will start for the Cards. The Fish will counter with Trevor Richards.
MINOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP
In Minor League baseball, Alex Reyes gave up six runs over five innings as the Memphis Redbirds were crushed 12-1 by Las Vegas at home. The Redbirds are off today and will visit Oklahoma City starting tomorrow. Nashville lost both games of a doubleheader with Salt Lake. The Sounds fell 2-1 and then 9-4 in the makeup game. Louisville lost 5-3 on the road to Gwinnett.
KRC APPROVES CHURCHILL DOWNS REQUEST
The Kentucky Racing Commission is approving a request by Churchill Downs. The request to lease, own and operate a racetrack extension at the new Louisville Thoroughbred Society was unanimously approved yesterday. The private membership club is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the horse industry in Kentucky. Once up and running, Churchill Downs will be able to operate pari-mutuel wagering on simulcast racing from anywhere in the world.
BLUES ANNOUNCE EXHIBITION OPENER
The Stanley Cup champion Blues will open up the preseason September 16th in Dallas against the Stars. The Blues announced their eight-game exhibition slate. The first of three home games is September 22nd against the Blue Jackets.
NHL AWARDS SHOW TONIGHT
The NHL Awards show will be held tonight in Las Vegas. Several Blues are finalists, including Ryan O’Reilly up for the Selke Trophy and Lady Byng Trophy, Jordan Binnington for the Calder Trophy, and head coach Craig Berube for the Jack Adams. Doug Armstrong is also a finalist for GM of the Year.
NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
The Lakers are trying to fine tune some details in the Anthony Davis trade. According to ESPN, Los Angeles is trying create additional cap space to open up an extra max slot in addition to Davis. The Lakers are reportedly looking to move the contracts of Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones, and Isaac Bonga to free up the space needed.
The Celtics and Al Horford appear to be headed for a split. According to multiple reports, Horford is opting out of his deal and could have a new location in mind. Horford and the Celtics have discussed a new deal but they don’t appear to be close. Elsewhere, Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes will reportedly decline his player option and become an unrestricted free agent.
The condition of Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz is now upgraded to good. His wife, Tiffany Ortiz, says Big Papi continues to make progress in the Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Ortiz was shot earlier this month at a bar in the Dominican Republic. He was flown to Boston the next day.
The Yankees activated slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the 10-day injured list yesterday. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his first game since March 31st. Meanwhile, Aaron Judge could re-join the team later this week. He finished 1-for-2 with two walks, an RBI and two runs scored for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last night.
The United States cruised to a 4-nil victory against Guyana in their first match in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in Saint Paul. Tyler Boyd, making his second appearance in the senior squad, scored his first goal in the 51st minute, marking the 1,000th goal in the history of the United States Men’s National Team. Team USA faces Trinidad and Tobago Saturday in Cleveland.
MLB National League
New York Mets 10, Atlanta Braves 2
Miami Marlins 6, St. Louis Cardinals 0
Colorado Rockies 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
San Diego Padres 4, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 9, San Francisco Giants 0
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals (PPD)
MLB American League
New York Yankees 6, Tampa Bay Rays 3
Los Angeles Angels 3, Toronto Blue Jays 1
Cleveland Indians 10, Texas Rangers 3
Minnesota Twins 4, Boston Red Sox 3 (17 inn)
Oakland Athletics 16, Baltimore Orioles 2
Kansas City Royals 9, Seattle Mariners 0
Detroit Tigers 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Cincinnati Reds 4, Houston Astros 3
Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 1
Washington Mystics 81, Los Angeles Sparks 52
WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)
MLB National League
1:05 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals (G1)
7:05 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals (G2)
3:40 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres
7:20 p.m. – New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
8:15 p.m. – Miami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
9:40 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
10:10 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB American League
1:05 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
3:37 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Oakland Athletics
6:40 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Seattle Mariners
7:07 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays
8:05 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Texas Rangers
8:10 p.m. – Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins
12:35 p.m. – Houston Astros at Cincinnati Reds
7:05 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates
8:05 p.m. – Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs
11:00 a.m. – Indiana Fever at Atlanta Dream
7:00 p.m. – Chicago Sky at New York Liberty