Hot Rods announce game times
BOWLING GREEN – The Bowling Green Hot Rods, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Midwest League, announce game times for the 2014 season, the sixth in Hot Rods history. The 2014 season will consist of 70 home scheduled home games, lasting from Thursday, April 3 to Monday, September 1.
All Monday through Saturday night games will remain at their normal 7:05 p.m. start time. All Sunday game times will begin at 2:05 p.m. with the exception of a 5:05 p.m. start time on May 25.
The Hot Rods will host four Education Day games for school groups in 2014 with a 10:35 AM start time. There are four other weekday day games with a special 12:05 p.m. start time on May 26 (Memorial Day), June 25, July 28, and September 1 (Labor Day).
Ortiz gets Boston mayor votes
BOSTON — Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz is apparently so popular in the city that some residents think he should be mayor.
Ortiz, fresh off his third World Series championship with the team, received several write-in votes in Tuesday's election. But contrary to initial reports, Ortiz did not finish third in the balloting.
City elections officials say 560 write-in votes were cast altogether, but they don't count those not cast for declared write-in candidates. Therefore, the exact number of votes the World Series MVP received is unclear.
Coaches pick Kentucky’s Julius Randle to preseason All-SEC basketball team
BIRMINGHAM, Ala — League coaches have picked Kentucky freshman forward Julius Randle first-team preseason All-Southeastern Conference.
They also placed four of his teammates with the top-ranked Wildcats on the second team. The SEC released the coaches' picks on Friday, with eight players chosen for both teams. Tennessee has two players on the first team, forward Jarnell Stokes and guard Jordan McRae, plus second-team forward Jeronne Maymon.
The other first-team guards are Mississippi's Marshall Henderson, Alabama's Trevor Releford and Missouri's Jabari Brown. The frontcourt also includes Florida center Patric Young and LSU forward Johnny O'Bryant III.
The second-team features Kentucky freshman guards Andrew Harrison and James Young and sophomore forwards Willie Cauley-Stein and Alex Poythress.