SPORTS

APRIL 22, 2019

RACERS CHASE OVC MEN’S GOLF TITLE
Belmont shot a first round 275 for a two-shot lead over Jacksonville State after day one of the OVC Men’s Golf Championship in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Murray State posted a 3-under-par 285 to grab a spot in fourth place. Austin Peay is in third place at 283 and UT Martin is 10th at 303. The Racers were led by Connor Coombs, Avery Edwards and Gabe Wheeler who each shot a 1-under-par 71 in the opening round to share a spot in 12th place. MSU’s Austin Knight and Dalton Bagwell each shot an even par 72 and shared 19th place. Individually, Eastern Kentucky’s Billy Basham fired a 6-under round of 66 for the medalist lead after day one.

RACER MEN INK KAMBA
Murray State men’s basketball has added 6-2 guard Noah Kamba out of Dexter Southfield School in Brookline, Massachusetts. As a senior, Kamba averaged 16 points and 13 assists per game, scoring a game high 36 points. In his junior season, he averaged 21.9 points and 10.2 assists per game. Racer head coach Matt McMahon called Kamba a quick, versatile point guard who creates for others and can also score at multiple levels. He said that Kamba brings great character and a strong work ethic.

MONTGOMERY DECLARES FOR NBA DRAFT
Kentucky’s EJ Montgomery declared for the NBA Draft on Friday. If he signs with an NCAA certified agent, he has until May 29th to get feedback as to his draft status and still return to school if he chooses. Montgomery said he sat down with his family and Coach John Calipari and decided the rules were in place to allow him to take this step.

LOUISVILLE ADDS KIMBLE
Louisville has added former St. Joseph’s point guard Lamarr “Fresh” Kimble to its roster as a graduate transfer. Kimble ranked second on the team in scoring and assists last season at 15.6 points and 2.8 per game respectively despite missing 10 contests with a hand injury. Kimble was selected to the All-Big 5 second team.

RACER BASEBALL SWEPT BY BELMONT
Murray State baseball will look to regroup this week after Belmont defeated the Racers 4-3 on Saturday to complete a three game sweep. Shane Burns had another great start on the mound for the Racers as he threw seven-plus innings, allowing just one run and striking out five while allowing just three hits before the Bruins rallied for the win. The Racers dropped from a share of first place to a fifth-place tie with Eastern Kentucky heading into this week. Murray State will be back in action Wednesday for a 5 pm game at St. Louis.

JSU SWEEPS RACER SOFTBALL
Murray State softball will also look to bounce back after dropping a Friday doubleheader at Jacksonville State 2-0 and 9-4. The Racers entered the series in first place, but enters this week in fourth place, one game in the loss collumn behind JSU, SEMO, and Eastern Kentucky. The Racers host North Alabama tomorrow at 5 before resuming OVC play with a Friday home doubleheader against EKU.

SATURDAY’S HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SCORES
Calloway County 8, Westview (TN) 2
Carlisle County 1, Calloway County 0

Calloway County and Murray High resume action on Tuesday at Ty Holland Field in the first of two Crosstown Classic matchups between the schools this week. The teams will also play Thursday at Laker Field.

Calloway County softball returns to action today at 5:30 at Christian Fellowship. Murray High is also back in action today when they host Lyon County at 5:30.

RACER FOOTBALL PREPS FOR SPRING GAME
Murray State football continued spring practice with another scrimmage on Saturday leading up to the spring game this coming Saturday. While the defense had the upper hand last week the offense seemed to make strides this past Saturday according to head coach Mitch Stewart. You are invited to join us for a special edition of Hey Coach today at 11:30 this morning at The Big Apple Cafe as we talk spring football. The special show will air at 11:30 this morning on 1340 WNBS.

CARDINALS SINK METS
Paul Goldschmidt picked up a pair of hits and drove in two as the St. Louis Cardinals topped the Mets 6-4 at Busch Stadium. Marcell Ozuna, Yadier Molina, Dexter Fowler and Kolten Wong also had RBIs for St. Louis, which took two of three in the series. Dakota Hudson picked up the win after allowing three runs in five innings. The Cards open a three-game home set with the Brewers tonight with Jack Flaherty opposing Milwaukee’s Adrian Houser.

AREA MINOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP
In Minor League Baseball action last night, the Nashville Sounds split a doubleheader at home with the San Antonio Missions. The Sounds won the opener 3-1 and lost the nightcap 6-0. They’ll host the Missions again tonight. The Louisville Bats fell to the Indians 2-1 on the road. The Bats are off today and host the Durham Bulls tomorrow.

PREDS AT DALLAS TONIGHT
The Nashville Predators are on the brink of elimination as they visit the Dallas Stars tonight in Game Six. The Preds lost Game Five 5-3 at home on Saturday. Nashville needs to win the next two games to advance to the next round.

BLUES ADVANCE
The St. Louis Blues are waiting for an opponent to face in the Western Conference Second Round. St. Louis advanced by beating the Jets in six games in round one. Jaden Schwartz scored a hat trick in the Blues 3-2 series clinching Game 6 win Saturday. St. Louis will play the winner of the series between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars.

NFL DRAFT IS THURSDAY
The 2019 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday in Nashville. The City of Nashville is hosting the draft for the first time ever. The Titans own the 19th overall pick in round one. The NFL Draft Experience will be a three-day festival held outside of Nissan Stadium that will feature games, autographs and live music. The NFL Draft Main Stage will be on First and Broadway. You can hear NFL Draft coverage beginning at 6 pm Thursday on WNBS.

2 FORMER VOLS DIE
Former Tennessee running back Reggie Cobb is dead at the age of 50. Cobb passed away on Saturday. He ran for over 23-hundred yards in three seasons with Tennessee from 1987-through-1989. Cobb played seven seasons in the NFL and was working as a scout with the 49ers at the time of his death.

ST. LOUIS RENDERS MLS STADIUM PREVIEW
The ownership group vying to bring a MLS soccer team to St. Louis is letting the public see images of a possible soccer stadium. The first renderings released show a square stadium that would be located in empty fields west of Union Station downtown. It would include a natural-grass field 50 feet below street level and 22-thousand seats in two tiers. The release of the renderings comes just days after MLS owners voted to expand the league by three teams and enter into exclusive negotiations with St. Louis and

NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
The Boston Celtics are the first team to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs this season. Boston beat Indiana 110-106 in Game Four to complete the sweep Sunday. Also Sunday, the Warriors beat the Clippers, 113-105, the Raptors stomped the Magic 107-85, and the Blazers silenced the Thunder 111-98. Golden State, Toronto, and Portland all hold 3-1 leads. On today’s schedule, the Bucks visit Detroit and the Rockets are at Utah.

A pair of Game Sevens are coming up after both the Bruins and Sharks held off elimination Sunday. The Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 4-2 in Toronto and the Sharks outlasted the Golden Knights 2-1 in double-overtime in San Jose. Both Game Sevens are Tuesday. In Monday’s action, defending champion Washington visits Carolina for Game Six, needing one win to advance. Dallas is at home for Game Six against Nashville and leads the series 3-2.

Yet another New York Yankee is heading to the injured list. Slugger Aaron Judge was placed on the IL Sunday after suffering a strained oblique Saturday against Kansas City. Judge is the 13th Yankee to get placed on the IL this season. Judge is a two-time All-Star and is batting .288 this season with five home runs.

Nets general manager Sean Marks will be serving a one-game suspension after entering the refs locker room after a 112-108 loss to the 76ers in Game Three in Brooklyn. According to ESPN, Marks was upset over 76ers center Joel Embiid not being assessed a flagrant two for his foul against Nets center Jarrett Allen. He was also fined 25-thousand-dollars.

SUNDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA Playoffs
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Boston Celtics 110, Indiana Pacers 106
(Celtics win series East quarterfinal, 4-0)

Golden State Warriors 113, LA Clippers 105
(Warriors lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)

Toronto Raptors 107, Orlando Magic 85
(Raptors leads best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 3-1)

Portland Trail Blazers 111, Oklahoma City Thunder 98
(Trail Blazers lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-1)

NHL Playoffs
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Boston Bruins 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
(Series tied best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 3-3)

San Jose Sharks 2, Vegas Golden Knights 1 (2OT)
(Series tied best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-3)

MLB National League
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Washington Nationals 5, Miami Marlins 0
San Francisco Giants 3, Pittsburgh Pirates 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Milwaukee Brewers 5
St. Louis Cardinals 6, New York Mets 4
Chicago Cubs 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1
San Diego Padres 4, Cincinnati Reds 3

MLB American League
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New York Yankees 7, Kansas City Royals 6
Minnesota Twins 4, Baltimore Orioles 3
Detroit Tigers 4, Chicago White Sox 3
Boston Red Sox 4, Tampa Bay Rays 3 (11 INN)
Texas Rangers 11, Houston Astros 10
Toronto Blue Jays 5, Oakland Athletics 4
Los Angeles Angels 8, Seattle Mariners 6

MLB Interleague
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Atlanta Braves 11, Cleveland Indians 5

PGA
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RBC Heritage (at Hilton Head, SC)

1. C.T. Pan
2. Matt Kuchar
T3. Scott Piercy
T3. Patrick Cantlay
T3. Shane Lowry

MONDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

NBA Playoffs
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8:00 p.m. – Milwaukee Bucks at Detroit Pistons
(Bucks lead best-of-seven East quarterfinal, 3-0)

10:30 p.m. – Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz
(Rockets lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-0)

NHL Playoffs
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7:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
(Capitals lead best-of-seven East Quarterfinal, 3-2)

8:30 p.m. – Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars
(Stars lead best-of-seven West quarterfinal, 3-2)

MLB National League
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7:05 p.m. – Arizona Diamondbacks at Pittsburgh Pirates
7:10 p.m. – Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
7:45 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals
8:40 p.m. – Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies

MLB American League
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7:05 p.m. – Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles
7:10 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays
7:10 p.m. – Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox
8:10 p.m. – Minnesota Twins at Houston Astros
10:07 p.m. – Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
10:07 p.m. – New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels