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Messenger Sports Briefs for June 4

Messenger Sports Briefs for June 4

’Hounds-Fulton game
postponed due to rain

Locals wanting to watch former South Fulton High School product and current Fulton Railroaders’ pitcher Cory White throw against the Union City Greyhounds tonight are out of luck.
The game has been postponed due to rain and will be made up on Saturday at 5:05 as part of a Kitty League doubleheader at Lohaus Field.
Fulton manager Terry Davis told The Messenger this morning that he wasn’t sure if White would pitch on Friday at Union City or on Saturday in the twinbill at home.
Friday’s game is UC’s home opener and the first pitch is scheduled for 7:05. The Greyhounds enter play with a 1-4 record.

Eastern Kentucky
has most OVC class

Eastern Kentucky Un-iversity has been named the recipient of the Ohio Valley Conference’s annual Institutional Sportsmanship Award.
Presented last week at the League’s annual Honors Luncheon in Nashville, the award goes to the conference institution selected by its peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA.

Titans’ CB Harper
now seeing clearly

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee Titans veteran cornerback Nick Harper says he’s seeing much better thanks to recent eye surgery.
Harper told The Tennessean newspaper he can’t believe his vision was so poor.
He said he played all last season without the contacts that were prescribed for him, and it could have been a factor in dropping seven balls that were possible interceptions.
Harper will turn 35 this fall.

Memphis hoops hire
has NBA credentials

MEMPHIS (AP) — The Memphis Tigers have hired Jack Murphy as an assistant basketball coach, completing the new coaching staff under head coach Josh Pastner.
The team announced Wednesday that Murphy, an advance scout for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets for the past three years, will start in Memphis later this week.
Pastner, who was hired this year to replace John Calipari, said he worked with Murphy while they were both at the University of Arizona and that familiarity will help the program.
Pastner said the Nuggets’ players talk highly of the intense workouts he puts them through and how well those workouts prepare them for games.

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