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Morning Sports Report – 7/17/2014

The Southern Ohio Copperheads return to the baseball diamond tonight and welcome the Licking County Settlers to Bob Wren Stadium. The Snakes have won a season high five straight games after taking two from the Lake Erie Monarchs to begin the week. Tonight’s game is ‘throw back Thursday’ and anyone who wears an old sports jersey to the park will receive half off admission. Any fan who donates a new pair of shoes to Lace Up For Kids will receive free admission all weekend. Tonight’s game versus the Settlers can be heard live on Power 105 with pregame set for 7:15 and the first pitch at 7:30.

Tiger Woods will have Angel Cabrera and Henrik Stenson when he opens his major championship season this morning at the British Open. Woods had back surgery before the Masters and missed the opening two majors. He tees off at 4:04 a.m. EST at Royal Liverpool Golf Course. Defending champion Phil Mickelson is on the other side of the draw, starting Thursday afternoon with Ernie Els and Masters Champion Bubba Watson. Justin Rose, coming off victories in the Scottish Open and the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, also is in the afternoon side of the draw. Rose has emerged as a favorite to claim the claret jug. He plays with the No. 1 golfer in the world, Adam Scott, and PGA champion Jason Dufner.

LeBron James’ hometown is planning a big party for his homecoming. Akron city spokeswoman Stephanie York says details of the event are still in the works — but it will be big. York tells the Akron Beacon Journal that it will be “a city-wide community event where everyone can welcome him home.” The city is working with the LeBron James Family Foundation to coordinate the homecoming event. James announced Friday he would return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after leaving the team four years ago to play for the Miami Heat.

Pete Rose may have a role to play in next year’s All-Star game in Cincinnati despite his lifetime ban from baseball. The career hits leader generally is not allowed in any areas of major league ballparks not open to fans. The Reds host the 2015 All-Star game on July 14, and Commissioner Bud Selig left open the possibility Rose could play a part in the ceremonies. Hours before the All-Star game on Tuesday, Selig said the Reds are likely to discuss Rose’s participation in the event next summer. Rose agreed to the lifetime ban in 1989 following an investigation by Major League Baseball that concluded he bet on the Reds to win while managing the team.

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 at 3:13 PM.
Last edited/updated on July 16, 2014 at 3:13 PM.
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