August 16, 2017

Ryan Neisen and Parker Greer notched goals as Murray High opened the season with a 2-1 home win over Henry County last night in a game that featured four yellow cards. The Tigers return to action Thursday night when they host McCracken County. In other games:

Henderson County 11, Trigg County 1
Caldwell County 10, Lyon County 0

Marshall County 2, Paducah Tilghman 0
Trigg County 10, Russellville 0
Lyon County 8, Union County 7
Webster County 7, Caldwell County 3

In volleyball, Calloway County opened the season at home against Community Christian Academy and fell 3-0 to the Warriors. The scores were 25-9, 25-7, 25-12. The Lakers return to action on Saturday when they face Whitesville Trinity in the Apollo Summer Slam in Owensboro. In other volleyball action:

Christian Fellowship 3, Hickman County 0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-18)
Mayfield 3, Carlisle County 0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-21)
Paducah Tilghman 3, Livingston Central 1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-22, 27-25)
McCracken County 3, Graves County 0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-13)
Union City 3, Fulton City 0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-6)
Webster County 3, Trigg County 0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-20)
Caldwell County 3, Christian County 0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20)

The three-time defending OVC champion Murray State volleyball team was picked to finish fourth in the 2017 Preseason OVC Poll as voted on by the league’s coaches and Sports Information Directors. The Racers garnered six first-place votes, but Belmont was tabbed as the preseason favorite. Austin Peay was picked to finish second and SIU Edwardsville third. MSU finished fall camp Monday and will kick off the 2017 campaign August 25 at the Samford Invite against Ohio and Southeastern Louisiana before finishing the tournament against Samford the following day.

After a day off yesterday, the Murray State football team returns to the field this afternoon as fall camp continues. The Racers will practice at 3:45 pm daily until Saturday’s 10 am scrimmage. MSU will kick off the season on August 31 against Kentucky Wesleyan at Stewart Stadium. The first Hey Coach Show with Mitch Stewart airs at 6 pm August 28 on Froggy 103.7.

The Red Sox turned their first triple play since 2011 in their 10-4 rout of the Cardinals in the opener of a two-game set at Fenway Park. Dexter Fowler had three hits, a run and two RBI for St. Louis, which has lost its last two. Mike Leake was lit up for eight runs and nine hits over four-and-a-third innings to fall to 7-and-11. The Cardinals wrap up their two-game Interleague series with the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park. Lance Lynn gets the start for St. Louis. The BoSox counter with Eduardo Rodriguez. Airtime for tonight’s 6:10 game is 5:15 on 1340 WNBS.

The Nashville Sounds rallied in the eighth for a 6-5 win over the Redbirds in Memphis. Stephen Piscotty homered for the third time in five games for Memphis, which dropped to 81-and-42. Josh Zeid took the loss. The teams meet again tonight…The Louisville Bats swept their doubleheader with the Paw Sox at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville won the first game 3-1 and took the nightcap 5-1. The Bats and Paw Sox resume their four-game set tonight.

Add mini bats from Louisville Slugger to your list of eclipse must-haves. The baseball bat company yesterday unveiled the design for the mini bats. Each midnight blue bat will have silver graphics and show the eclipse. The bats are free to the first 148 guests at the Louisville Slugger Museum on August 19th, 20th, and 21st

The Tennessee Volunteers are moving on without one of their promising young athletes. Tennessee has lost freshman wide receiver Jacquez Jones for the season with a knee injury. Head coach Butch Jones made the announcement after Tuesday’s football practice at Haslam Field. Jones, who’s 5-foot-10, 165 pounds, came to Tennessee as a 3-star prospect from Clearwater, Florida.

Retired forward Tayshaun Prince is heading back to Memphis. Prince will soon be named special assistant to Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace according to several NBA sources. The former UK standout played for the Grizzlies from 2013-2015.

The Titans are back on the practice field as they prep for their second preseason game. Adoree’ Jackson continues to shine in the defensive backfield. Tennessee welcomes the Carolina Panthers to Nissan Stadium Field on Saturday.

Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is appealing his six-game suspension. Elliott was handed the ban following a year-long domestic violence investigation by the NFL that determined there was “substantial” evidence that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend. The 22-year-old has denied the accusations and he was never arrested or charged.

Cavaliers star LeBron James isn’t shying away from using his platform to speak out. While hosting his LeBron James Family Foundation event Tuesday night, James discussed the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. He called Donald Trump the “so-called president” and said it’s important for people to be better on their own.

Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow is not only making headlines on the baseball field, but also off of it. A video of Tebow saying hello to a fan’s 88-year-old grandmother who recently suffered a stroke has gone viral. The 30-year-old Tebow has been playing for the St. Lucie Mets in Florida.


MLB National League
San Francisco Giants 9, Miami Marlins 4
Milwaukee Brewers 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Cincinnati Reds 2, Chicago Cubs 1
Atlanta Braves 4, Colorado Rockies 3
San Diego Padres 8, Philadelphia Phillies 4

MLB American League
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Toronto Blue Jays 4
Texas Rangers 10, Detroit Tigers 4
Cleveland Indians 8, Minnesota Twins 1
Oakland Athletics 10, Kansas City Royals 8
Seattle Mariners 3, Baltimore Orioles 1

MLB Interleague
Houston Astros 9, Arizona Diamondbacks 4
Washington Nationals 3, Los Angeles Angels 1
New York Yankees 5, New York Mets 4
Boston Red Sox 10, St. Louis Cardinals 4
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Chicago White Sox 1

Connecticut Sun 96, Atlanta Dream 75

WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

MLB National League
1:10 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Miami Marlins
2:10 p.m. – Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers
3:40 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres
8:05 p.m. – Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs
8:40 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies

MLB American League
3:35 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics
3:40 p.m. – Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners
7:07 p.m. – Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays
8:05 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers
8:10 p.m. – Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins

MLB Interleague
1:05 p.m. – Los Angeles Angels at Washington Nationals
7:08 p.m. – New York Yankees at New York Mets
7:10 p.m. – St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox
8:10 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Houston Astros
10:10 p.m. – Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers

7:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Sparks at Washington Mystics
10:00 p.m. – Minnesota Lynx at Seattle Storm