WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Bone selects Kentucky; Braves beat Indians; Harvey could miss 2014
*WR Blake Bone of Woodruff High School on Tuesday announced a commitment to Kentucky. He picked the Wildcats over South Carolina, Louisville and Ole Miss. Last season Bone had 65 catches for 1150 yards and 14 touchdowns.
*In the majors on Tuesday, rookie Alex Wood pitched five-plus strong innings, Elliot Johnson had a two-run triple and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cleveland Indians 2-0. The series continues Wednesday at 7:00 PM at Turner Field.
*New York Mets pitching ace Matt Harvey revealed Monday that an MRI had shown a partially-torn ligament in his elbow, the heartbreaking news derailing a stellar season in which Harvey had started the All-Star Game for the National League and was on track to possibly win the NL Cy Young Award. Now, Harvey may have to have Tommy John surgery, which would sideline him for all of next season.
*In the NFL, Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart will miss at least the first six weeks of the season while he recovers from an ankle injury. Coach Ron Rivera said after practice Tuesday that Stewart was placed on the physically unable to perform list.
*Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka were among those who got easy first-round victories on Day Two of the U.S. Open Tuesday, advancing to the second round. But the day’s big upset was 17-year-old, 296th-ranked Victoria Duval of the U.S. defeating 11th-seeded Sam Stosur, the 2011 U.S. Open winner, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4.
*The Muhammad Ali Center has created an award to honor young people who do humanitarian work and social justice, and the boxing great himself will be on hand on October 3rd for the presentation of the inaugural Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards. The Center didn’t immediately identify the first winners, but said Tuesday that they include people ages 35 and under who have fought for gender equity in Afghanistan, started a school for orphaned children in Uganda and provided shoes for the homeless in the U.S. Ali’s wife, Lonnie Ali, said the awards embody her husband’s efforts to inspire good deeds by others.