Messenger Sports Briefs for June 6

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 6
Briefly ’Hounds feel broom after loss to O’boro The Union City Greyhounds were on the wrong end of the broom after a loss to the Owensboro Oilers Thursday night. The Oilers swept the ’Hounds in a two-game Kitty League series after a 7-6 victory. UC returns to action tonight in Game 1 of a weekend series on the road against the Marion Bobcats. The Greyhounds will play closer to home Monday and Tuesday when they travel to Fulton. On Thursday, Owensboro overcame a five-run deficit to down Union City. The Oilers went ahead in the bottom of the fourth as losing pitcher Jud Stoltz struggled with his control, issuing three walks. At the plate for UC, Jon Ivie had two runs batted while Ryan O’Gara was good for an RBI single. Relief pitcher Harry Turner got the win for O’boro. W’ridge winning team ahead by just a stroke Matt Russell, Robert Huffstutter, Ike Peel, Bim Barker and Steve Williams teamed to shoot 9-under-par and earn first-place honors in the weekly men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy Thursday evening. The team of Mason Storey, Wayne Storey, Randy Kincade, Cameron Green and David Smith took second with a score of 8-under-par. Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday. For more information, contact the course at 536-4653. Tribune’s sale of Cubs now pushing forward CHICAGO (AP) — Tribune Co. CEO Sam Zell says the company is pushing ahead with the sale of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field and bidders should see the financial books within the week. Zell told lenders on a Thursday conference call that preliminary bids will be due about a month after that. He says Tribune continues to explore a possible sale of Wrigley by itself to an Illinois state agency, but it won’t delay the overall sale in the meantime. Smoltz to have surgery, won’t be back this year ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz says he will have season-ending shoulder surgery, but hopes to return in 2009. The Braves called a news conference before Thursday’s game against the Florida Marlins to discuss Smoltz’s ailing shoulder. Smoltz and general manager Frank Wren declined comment until the briefing, but the pitcher said on his radio show that he will miss the rest of the season.

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