Shelby County mayor A C Wharton takes on tennis great Jim Courier at (where else?) Court Square tomorrow. It's a publicity stunt for the Stanford Tennis Championships, which will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. First serve is around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.
To the Redbirds rescue if only for one night comes Mark Mulder. The veteran lefty will make a rehab start Friday night at AutoZone Park, the next step toward his return to the St. Louis Cardinals starting rotation. Alas, closing the gap between the home team and the Pacific Coast Leagues playoff contenders would be a bigger stretch than any X File.
With less than a month to go before the start of the CUSA season, the South Mississippi Sun Herald has a comprehensive look at the league's top quarterbacks. Surprisingly, Memphis' untested Martin Hankins gets some props. Which is not totally surprising, considering he passed for 7,700 yards and 65 touchdowns for Hal Mumme's Southeastern Louisiana team the last two years. To read it all, go here.