—The Louisville baseball team was dealt a 9-5 extra inning loss by No. 19 Indiana on Tuesday. A rough start to the final weekend of the regular season, which continues on Thursday with the first of three home games against Notre Dame.
—Terry Rozier’s monster third quarter helped put the Celtics two wins away from moving past LeBron and into the NBA Finals.
—The Neeli Bendapudi era at U of L has arrived.
—The Green Bay Packers wasted little time in signing Jaire Alexander.
—The CJ’s Joe Gerth makes the safe prediction that Kentucky legislators will miss the boat on sports gambling.
—The U of L men’s golf team slipped to 11th at the Columbus Regional after day two.
—Michael Bush is participating in a Louisville-Kentucky golf scramble this summer at Nevel Meade.
—The 2018 U of L volleyball schedule is here.
—Louisville City FC begins its run in the U.S. Open Cup tonight at 7 against the Long Island Rough Riders. Because the Bats are in action at Slugger Field, the match will be played at Lynn Stadium.
On playing USOC at Lynn Stadium:“It is [different] but we want to place on record our thanks to UofL for obviously allowing us to play there. I think it’s a huge opportunity for us and we’re very grateful to everyone over at UofL for allowing us to be able to go and play. It’s something that we’re really looking forward to and we’re very grateful for all of their help.”
—Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding, is attending a Lexington Legends game next week as part of the team’s “‘90s Night” promotion, and it’s the first time I’ve ever been jealous of Lexington.
—The NBA Draft lottery order is set, so here’s a fresh mock draft.
—Love you forever, Russ.
—In their attempt to have Rick Pitino’s lawsuit dismissed, attorneys for the University of Louisville Athletic Association called the damage caused by the former coach “catastrophic.”
—The 2018 Louisville baseball season hasn’t gone quite as swimmingly as it has the past three years, but Dan McDonnell still believes this squad has the potential to make a memorable postseason run, and he doesn’t want you to miss out.
“You know, we always like to say we haven’t been our best yet, but we’re getting there,” McDonnell said. “I mean, I like where we’re at the last few weeks. I said it last week in both postgame press conferences. I don’t want this team looked at any less than the previous years.
”I know the previous years we had the national seed implications and you had the first round draft picks, and they got a lot of love and a lot of attention that was just, they were supposed to go to Omaha. I don’t want this team to be treated any differently.
”This group is planning to go to Omaha. This group’s trying to win a national championship. I’m not saying that to put pressure on them, but I believe in them.”
McDonnell made a plea to the fans to come out and support the team during these final four home games.
”This coaching staff believes in them. They believe in each other,” McDonnell said. “I just want to make sure our fans believe in them, ‘cause they only got four home games left. So, if you haven’t been out, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Really, I’m serious. You got potential big leaguers. You got a team that could win a national championship.
”And if you wanna be that fan that goes, ‘Well, you know, I didn’t go see them that year ‘cause I just didn’t know they were gonna win a national championship.’ Well shame on you. You didn’t spend five or ten bucks, and you missed out on seeing a national champion right in your backyard.”
—For anyone interested in the super screener tip sheet for Preakness Saturday, go here and use the promo code “CARD” at checkout to get 10 bucks off. You can also get a combined Preakness/Belmont tip sheet for a discounted price.
—Two hidden pages from Anne Frank’s diary have been published, which is pretty cool.
—Class of 2019 QB commit JJ Johnson has no plans on being anything other than a Cardinal in college.
I'm not going anywhere 502 https://t.co/e2jcDc2FIA— jaden "JJ" johnson (@JadenJohnson524) May 15, 2018
—The U of L athletics “yard sale” is coming on Saturday.
—The Louisville Bats fell to Durham on Tuesday.
—Louisville ranks near the bottom of this America’s fittest cities list.
I’m trying, guys.
—Former Kentucky forward Sacha Killeya-Jones is transferring to NC State.
—And finally, congrats to Shoni Schimmel on signing with the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday.