Tuesday 22nd June 2021

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021

Luke McCaffrey (VIA GETTY IMAGES)

LOUISVILLE QB TRANSFERS
Louisville quarterback Luke McCaffrey has entered the transfer portal. Scott Satterfield told 93.9 The Ville that McCaffrey participated in a few offseason workouts last week before departing the program. Louisville now has three quarterbacks on the roster, Malik Cunningham, Evan Conley and signee TJ Lewis.

WHITE ANNOUNCES MY ALL CAMPAIGN
Tennessee athletic director Danny White announced a 500 million dollar fundraising campaign for the Volunteers’ athletic department. It’s called the “My All” campaign and its goal is to provide the best resources and overall experience to the school’s student-athletes. About 200 million had already been committed before yesterday’s announcement, according to Knox News.

CARDINALS END SKID
Tyler O’Neill hit a pair of home runs as the Cardinals snapped a six game losing streak by beating the Indians 8-2 at Busch Stadium. Paul Goldschmidt also went deep and Matt Carpenter drove in three for St. Louis, which split the two-game set. Adam Wainwright earned the win after allowing two runs over seven. The Cards have the day off before they visit the Cubs tomorrow for the first contest of a three game series.

MINOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP
In area minor league games, the Louisville Bats lost 10-2 to the Mud Hens in Toledo. The Memphis Redbirds lost both games of a doubleheader to the Gwinnett Stripers. Memphis fell 5-4 in Game One and lost 3-1 in Game Two. Nashville hammered Indianapolis 9-4

THREE OVC PLAYERS NAMED FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICANS
Morehead State’s Jackson Feltner has been tabbed a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Feltner batted .390 with a .652 slugging percentage, .452 on-base percentage, 64 hits, 11 home runs, 10 doubles, 42 RBI and a .981 fielding percentage at first base. The Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year ranked second among all true freshmen in Division I in batting average. Also earning Freshman All-American honors were Belmont pitcher Andy Bean and SIUE designated hitter Brady Bunten. Bean earned All-OVC second-team honors and was named to the OVC All-Freshman Team after posting a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 4.10. Bunten paced the Cougars with 13 home runs and 42 runs batted in.

TWO OVC PLAYERS MAKES ALL-REGION GOLF TEAMS
Two Ohio Valley Conference men’s golfers have been named Division I PING All-Region by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The selections included Belmont senior Evan Davis and UT Martin junior Nick Wolf. Davis was selected to the Southeast Region Team while Wolf was selected to the East Region team.

MANNING ELECTED TO BRONCOS RING OF FAME
Vol For Life Peyton Manning is receiving another honor. Manning was elected to the Denver Broncos’ Ring of Fame yesterday. Manning will join four other former Denver QBs in the ring of fame, including John Elway and Craig Morton. Manning helped lead the Broncos to a win in Super Bowl 50.

NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
Chris Paul had 17 points and 15 assists as the Suns smashed the Nuggets 123-98 in Game Two in Phoenix. Devin Booker added 18 points as the Suns took a 2-0 series lead. Tonight, the Bucks host the Nets for Game Three in Milwaukee. Brooklyn leads the series 2-0. The Jazz will host the Clippers for Game Two. Utah holds a one to nothing series lead over Los Angeles.

The Pacers are moving on from their head coach Nate Bjorkgren after just one season. According to E-S-P-N, there was a “disconnect” between him and the veteran locker room. Indiana finished 34-and-38 this season, finishing ninth in the East. They lost their second play-in game against the Washington Wizards.

Jazz center Rudy Gobert is the class of the NBA in defense again. Gobert has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. It’s the third time in the career that he has taken home the award. The list of players that have won the top defensive honors in the league is a short one. Dikembe Mutombo, Ben Wallace, and Dwight Howard also won the award at least three times.

The Islanders got a trio of goals in the second period as they beat the Bruins 6-2 in Uniondale. With the win, New York eliminates Boston from the playoffs, winning their series four-games-to-two. Tonight, Marc-Andre Fleury and the Golden Knights look close out the President’s Trophy-winning Colorado Avalanche in Las Vegas. The Knights have won the last three games in the series as they lead three-games-to-two. Game Seven would be Saturday in Denver.

The P-G-A is making its final stop before the U.S. Open this week in Ridgeland, South Carolina at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree. The world’s number one player, Dustin Johnson, will be looking to round his game into form after struggling most of 2021 after experiencing knee discomfort. Brooks Koepka will also be looking to fine tune his play ahead of the Tour’s third Major of the season next week at Torrey Pines.

WEDNESDAY’S SCOREBOARD

MLB National League
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Chicago Cubs 3, San Diego Padres 1
Philadelphia Phillies 2, Atlanta Braves 1
Los Angeles Dodgers 2, Pittsburgh Pirates 1
Colorado Rockies 4, Miami Marlins 3
Cincinnati Reds 7, Milwaukee Brewers 3

MLB American League
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Houston Astros 8, Boston Red Sox 3
Seattle Mariners 9, Detroit Tigers 6 (11)
New York Yankees 9, Minnesota Twins 6
Toronto Blue Jays 6, Chicago White Sox 2
Los Angeles Angels 6, Kansas City Royals 1

MLB Interleague
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Texas Rangers 4, San Francisco Giants 3 (11)
Oakland Athletics 4, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
New York Mets 14, Baltimore Orioles 1
Washington Nationals 9, Tampa Bay Rays 7 (11)
St. Louis Cardinals 8, Cleveland Indians 2

NBA Playoffs
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Phoenix Suns 123, Denver Nuggets 98
(Suns lead best-of-seven West semifinal series, 2-0)

NHL Playoffs
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New York Islanders 6, Boston Bruins 2
(Islanders win best-of-seven East second round series, 4-2)

WNBA
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Seattle Storm 95, Atlanta Dream 71
Chicago Sky 92, Indiana Fever 76

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE (All Times Are Eastern)

MLB National League
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12:35 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates
12:35 p.m. – Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds
1:05 p.m. – Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies
7:05 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals
7:10 p.m. – Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins

MLB American League
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1:10 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers
7:10 p.m. – Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox
8:10 p.m. – Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox
8:10 p.m. – New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins
9:40 p.m. – Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics

MLB Interleague
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No Games Scheduled

NBA Playoffs
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7:30 p.m. – Brooklyn Nets at Milwaukee Bucks
(Nets lead best-of-seven East semifinals, 2-0)

10:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Utah Jazz
(Jazz lead best-of-seven West semifinals, 1-0)

NHL Playoffs
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9:00 p.m. – Colorado Avalanche at Vegas Golden Knights
(Golden Knights lead best-of-seven West second round series, 3-2)

WNBA
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7:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Sparks at Washington Mystics

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