Who knew the Louisville Bats’ puns went beyond their mascot?SportsLogos.net featured the local Triple-A baseball club last week as part of a series looking into origins of team logos and colors. In the article, Greg Galiette, the team’s senior vice president, revealed how the Bats settled on their primary purple.“In this college basketball, college sports-crazed state and area that we live in,” Galiette said, “if you take the red of the University of Louisville and blue of University of Kentucky, mix the two together, you come up with purple.”Getting the everyday nine to wear the color hasn’t been much of a challenge, either.Galiette said that last year, the Bats switched up their alternate uniforms from a solid black to a “really bright, vivid purple, and the guys really enjoyed playing in those.”Paul Caputo’s article details the Triple-A club’s switch from Redbirds to Bats amid its move to Louisville Slugger Field — Galiette was afraid at first a Bat “might scare some kids” — as well as evolution to one of minor league baseball’s sleekest logos.Check out the full story here: http://bit.ly/1x6M1L4IN THE C-J• The U of L women’s basketball program rolled out its broadcast schedule for the upcoming season on Wednesday, with the main concern for local fans that an anticipated Dec. 7 matchup against rival UK won’t be televised outside of ESPN3.com. And it won’t be picked up for TV later. (http://cjky.it/1uAUzsL)• Here’s your reminder that Churchill Downs’ November Meet is in full swing, and we’ve got as close to a sure thing as there is in J.J. Hysell’s Play of the Day. For Thursday, the gamble costs $6. (http://cjky.it/1uAUBkw)• U of L spokesman Mark Hebert’s letter to Clemson’s hometown paper about positive treatment at the Cardinals-Tigers game last month has caught on. Did you have a similar experience in “Death Valley”? Let us know. (http://cjky.it/1tLW1qM)AROUND THE WEB• Former Wildcat Rajon Rondo collected his 20th career triple-double Wednesday night, evening him with LeBron James in that category since the 2008-2009 season. Naturally, trade talks are starting again, this time pointing the Louisville native to the struggling Los Angeles Lakers. (http://bit.ly/1E8dD1m)• ESPN’s Andrea Adelson added to a common sentiment this week when she wrote wondering, essentially, what if U of L’s DeVante Parker and Micheal Dyer had been healthy all season? “Does Louisville lose to Virginia and Clemson?” she asked in the article. (http://es.pn/1pqhhSY)• USA Today’s Dan Wolken wrote of the increasing trend of college football programs scheduling games 10 years in advance, pointing out that strength of schedule now may mean nothing later with a program like Mississippi State. The trend hasn’t hit U of L or UK yet, though the Cards and Cats did recently extend their Governor’s Cup contract through 2019. (http://usat.ly/1tLW99L) Jonathan Lintner can be reached at (502) 582-4199. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanLintner .
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By Frank Pingue June 11 (Reuters) – Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy is thrilled to have Steve Smith on his team for the inaugural Global T20 Canada league even though the disgraced Australian is banned from playing for his own country following a ball-tampering scandal.Smith’s career was thrown into turmoil in March for his role in the incident that took place in South Africa and earned the former Australia captain a 12-month ban from national and state teams. However, the suspension does not extend to domestic tournaments outside his home nation.“We all have done our fair share of mistakes in life, not just sports but in general,” two-time world T20-winning captain Sammy told a conference call on Monday. “Obviously Steve Smith is an amazing cricketer, someone who I would have on my team anyday.” Smith’s comeback from cricket exile will begin as a member of the Toronto Nationals, who picked the 29-year-old Australian in the second round of a draft held last week ahead of the June 28-July 15 tournament in Toronto.It will mark Smith’s first competition since he, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned by Cricket Australia for conspiring to scuff up the ball with sandpaper during the third test against South Africa. All three have since apologised for the incident.“Obviously as captain of a national team you have certain responsibilities that you have to own up to for the team, and I was commended by his efforts and he has taken responsibility for his actions on the field,” said Sammy, who was made a first-round choice by Toronto. “I am just happy to have a player of such caliber on my team. He has dealt with his punishment for what happened in South Africa.”While Smith and his role in the ball-tampering scandal will be a hot topic when he faces the media in Canada, Sammy said he had no plans to bring up the issue with his new team mate.“All I want is his experience as a leader, his experience as a T20 player and his performances on the field that could help Toronto Nationals be a force to be reckoned with,” said Sammy. The tournament will be held at a cricket-specific facility about 50 km (31 miles) north of downtown Toronto, and also feature sides from Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and a Cricket West Indies B team.Global T20 Canada Tournament Director Jason Harper said the addition of Smith has already generated plenty of media attention for the tournament and that there was never a moment of hesitation to include a player of his talent.“Are you kidding me? Steve Smith is a world-class player,” said Harper. “We are happy to have him. “This is world-class talent at its best. There is no way we would turn away Steve Smith when the phones open. No way. There is no way. He is welcome.” (Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Pritha Sarkar)
By Duncan Saul in Bradenton, Florida Golden Jaguars U-20 Head-Coach Wayne Dover says that the historic victory against El Salvador in the CONCACAF Men’s Championship on Saturday highlighted the potential of the national programme if a proper structure and preparation are in place.In an exclusive post-match interview with Stabroek Sports, the former Alpha United tactician declared, “This win should be a motivation for the GFF in going forward because the nation and the many fans in the diaspora saw a remarkable performance and clearly saw what this group of players can do if given the opportunity, the preparation, a longer period of time and more international friendlies because the lack of games has played its part.”He further stated, “We saw after the first game we improved in the second game and the third game and came out on top on the fourth game. Definitely the GFF has to take a look at the preparation of these teams and the number of games given for them to compete and get results that are favourable to move us beyond just participation so we can qualify.” Guyana secured their first ever win against Central American opposition at any level compliments of a 2-0 scoreline at the IMG Academy in Florida, USA on Saturday.The victory was one of the surprises in the event as it occurred against the group winner and undefeated nation, despite earlier dismal results for Guyana against Guatemala [4-0], Cayman Islands [3-2] and Curacao [4-3], which threatened to leave them pointless.According to Dover, “Ever so often we have been asked the question how we motivate the lads after the three heavy defeats that we had. Even two of the defeats despite conceding so many goals and scoring five goals, it still seems like heavy defeats. There were shoulders down, chins down, everyone being very harsh with the players and criticisms of the coaches.” He revealed, “We tried to motivate them to let them know that we can’t go back to Guyana being the whipping boys, we have to show our class, we have to show what we can do and we have to get a victory. We spoke to them and show them this is a life changing situation and moment for them and they need go out and play and get the result and they did that.”Quizzed about what were the major differences between this match and previous fixtures, Dover posited, “I think part of it has to do with the conditions we played in earlier. We played in two 10 am games and one 12:45 pm game and that took its toll. I think our boys were a bit uncomfortable in that situation and I always know that maybe this condition would suit us more.”He added, “We saw we narrowly was on the receiving end against Cayman Islands and Curacao and from that we tried to build because after the first game [Guatemala] which we had to come in and play very defensively given the late arrival and tired legs and the strength of the Guatemala team, we sat and tried to play off the counter to score.” “It didn’t work out and we had to change the approach and step higher up the field and we saw in the two games that we played like that we almost snatched victory and was unlucky at the end of the games to receive a result that was not favourable so we came into this game knowing that we can do it. We worked tirelessly for the one hour yesterday to close space, close the midfield gap and be resolute at the back in defence and I saw tonight the guys came in and did what we worked on and we got the result,” Dover said.
Jamaul John did it again! The Team Coco’s wheelsman kicked off the month of October in fine style, winning his third consecutive race yesterday, underlining his sublime late season form.On the heels of sprinting away with the spoils of the Victor Macedo Memorial Road Race title outside the National Park two weeks ago and the feature 35-lap event of the Laparkan Holdings multi race programme last week inside the Park, John returned to the venue yesterday and picked up right where he left off.This time it was the feature 35-lap event of the Hand-In-Hand Insurance Company multi-race programme which was staged in perfect conditions for racing. John stopped the clock in a brisk one hour, 15 minutes and 48 seconds in a thrilling five-man sprint to complete back-to-back-to-back victories on the local circuit.He earned four of the six sprint prizes en route to leading breakaway mates, Paul DeNobrega and Briton John onto the podium.
Tipperary’s Under 20 hurlers are just one game away from emulating their Senior counterparts.Wexford stand between them and a place in the All Ireland final.The sides meet in Nowlan Park this Sunday with Tipp on a high following their Munster Final win over Cork. Photo: Enda O’Sullivan Wexford meanwhile were beaten by Kilkenny in the Leinster decider.Tipp manager Liam Cahill says the Model County will provide a formidable challenge.The game between Tipp and Wexford throws in at 1.45 on Sunday in Nowlan Park.Tipp FM’s coverage comes in association with Denis O’Reilly Premier Meats, at The Mall Thurles.
The Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) have announced that Okyehene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin will grace the 35th edition of the Awards Night on September 11 at the Banquet Hall, State House Accra.A statement signed by William Ezah, Acting General Secretary of SWAG said the Okyehene is expected to add colour to the event with his royal presence.It said Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panyin is one of many notable personalities within and outside the sporting field expected to grace this year’s edition of the event that will reward sports personalities who performed exceptionally in 2009.Also invited are General Seyi Memene, Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr Amos Adamu, CAF Executive Committee member and President of West Africa Football Union as well as Jacques Anouma, FIFA Executive Committee member and President of the Ivorian Football Federation.In all 23 distinguished sports personalities will be honoured on the Awards night which will be graced by various sporting personalities in the country.Telecommunications giants, MTN are the headline sponsors of the event with support from Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, K’naf Couture, Blue Skies, Voltic Ghana Limited, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited and Akosombo Textiles Limited. Black Stars trio of Michael Essien, John Pantsil and Dominic Adiyiah are the contenders for the flagship prize, the “Sports Personality of the Year” award.Source: GNA
Hornets Venom GT, the NBA 2K League affiliate team of the Charlotte Hornets, has announced online collectables marketplace GoCollect as its first-ever jersey sponsor.This is the first season in the league for Hornets Venom GT, and GoCollect is the first of the team’s partners to not come from an existing Hornets Sports & Entertainment relationship.Image credit: GoCollectRELATED: NBA 2K League matches to air on ESPN, Sportsnet platformsJacob Gallagher, Chief Revenue Officer of Hornets Sports & Entertainment, commented in a release: “We are excited to partner with GoCollect as we prepare to begin our inaugural season in the NBA 2K League. The jerseys of players, both physical and virtual, are prime locations for partner branding and we are pleased to have GoCollect join us in time for the first regular-season game in our team’s history.”The Charlotte-based GoCollect is a comic book price guide website, but the company is soon expanding into other types of collectables, including video games and concert posters.GoCollect branding will appear on the players’ physical jerseys as well as the in-game player jerseys, plus company branding will appear within the team’s digital court. Hornets Venom GT are the eighth team in the 23-team league to have “a partner logo in the marquee positions” for this season, according to a release.RELATED: NBA 2K Players Tournament to air on ESPNJeff Meyer, Founder and CEO of GoCollect, added: “I see an extremely strong future for the professional sports leagues that follow the NBA’s vision of expanding into esports. I’ve long admired the culture and compassion the Hornets organisation has brought to the Charlotte community and was thrilled by the opportunity to partner on the inaugural season of Hornets Venom GT.”The third NBA 2K League season began yesterday, alongside announcements that league matches would appear on ESPN and Sportsnet platforms. The season was originally planned to kick off in March in a new, larger Manhattan studio with audience seating, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed plans. Teams are currently playing online from their respective home markets for at least the first six weeks of the season.Esports Insider says: Many NBA 2K League teams have taken advantage of their home markets to ink local partnerships, and this is another example of that. Good on the Hornets Venom GT for snagging a jersey sponsor for its debut season, too.Find out about the ESI Digital Summit
“Avengers: Endgame” – Marvel Studios(NEW YORK) — Anthony Mackie will officially take on the Captain America mantle later this year in the new Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.The shield, and the title, was bestowed upon his character, Sam Wilson aka Falcon, by Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers in the closing moments of Avengers: Endgame. Now, in an interview with Shadow and Act, Mackie breaks down how the upcoming series will approach his character, and his specific narrative.“You’re getting six to eight hours of each character as opposed to a two hour movie where each character had a moment,” Mackie said. “So you really get to know Sam Wilson. You really get to know Bucky Barnes [Sebastian Stan’s character, aka The Winter Soldier] as individuals and human beings.”“So I’m excited for people to see that part of Sam because he really was just there for a brief time when ever Steve needed him,” Mackie continued, referring to Evans’ character. “But now you get to see the ins and outs of his home life.”Mackie, who describes the new series as “art pieces,” reveals that the show will revolve more around the characters “day in the life stor[ies]” rather than their beginnings. Still, even with the creative design of the new series, Mackie still feels the pressure of living up to the name of Captain America.“With the idea of being a black man and becoming Captain America, it’s been a daunting task because I think at this day and age…we are open-minded to the idea of having my face represent us as a country, my race represent us as a country, because we are truly a melting pot,” he said. “So there is no distinctive look or feel or design of an American…So…I want my Captain America to represent everybody, not just a specific group of people.”The Falcon and the Winter Soldier comes to Disney+ in August. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
This hour on “As the World Turns” with Antonio Brown, the Raiders wide receiver has posted a video on YouTube that appears to show a phone conversation with coach Jon Gruden.The conversation comes as part of a video with videos of national talk show hosts being critical of Brown as well as clips of the wide receiver working out in his pool and hanging out at his home. “With all these false narratives antagonizing me, it’s time for me to control my own narrative,” he wrote. “Show the world I’m not the bad guy. Show the world you can free yourself from the lies and become your own person. I am not just AB the football player, I am Antonio Brown, the person, who paved a way for himself to be in charge of his own life. Watch for yourself. Link in bio. Free me!”His comment on Instagram. pic.twitter.com/trmH5qeMHt— Raider Cody (@RaiderCody) September 7, 2019Update: A source close to Jon Gruden told ESPN he thought the video was “Awesome.”Carry on with your night. Antonio Brown called Raiders GM Mike Mayock a ‘cracker’ during altercation, report says Antonio Brown update: Raiders wideout ‘excited to be out here with my team’ upon return It’s an odd thing that has to be seen. You can see it here. We do warn you, there is some explicit language. Related News What is most notable about the video is that it starts with the conversation with the man who sounds like Gruden and he sounds exasperated.The quote though, that should draw the most attention is the following: “Let me ask you this, do you want to be a Raider or not?” the man who could be Gruden asks.”Man, I’ve been trying to be a Raiders since Day 1,” Brown said. “I’ve been f—ing working my a— off harder than anyone, I don’t know why it’s a question of me being a Raider, it’s like, do you guys want me to be a Raider?”On the video, there is a clear pause. A full three seconds pass before a response.”Please stop this s— and just play football,” the man who sounds like Gruden said. “How hard is that? You’re a great football player, just play football.”Now, this should be noted: This is an edited and produced video. It has music in the background, it is in black and white and there are sounds here and there of editing in conversation.This very well could be a chopped up conversation and may not have been said. There is, in fact, a very famous impersonator of Gruden who does his voice perfectly, so it’s not impossible to fake.Also, there is a law in California that makes it illegal to post a recorded conversation of someone without their permission, so there could be legal ramifications tied to this if Brown posted it without Gruden’s permission and it actually is the coach.”California’s wiretapping law is a “two-party consent” law,” Cal. Penal Code § 632 states. “California makes it a crime to record or eavesdrop on any confidential communication, including a private conversation or telephone call, without the consent of all parties to the conversation.”All of that being said, if this is a real conversation Brown had with Gruden it is very telling.Brown also put a comment below the video. Antonio Brown update: Raiders wideout fined for tirade and he reportedly isn’t happy