MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Houston 5 Colorado 0

LA Angels 6 Toronto 3

Toronto 4 LA Angels 0

Texas 5 Seattle 4 (10)

Detroit 9 Baltimore 4

Tampa Bay 8 Boston 4

Oakland 4 Cleveland 3 (10)

Kansas City 8 NY Yankees 4

Minnesota 4 Chicago White Sox 3

Milwaukee 4 Chicago Cubs 2

Milwaukee 6 Chicago Cubs 3

Washington 3 NY Mets 1 (suspended)

LA Dodgers 5 Philadelphia 0

St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 1

Atlanta 3 Cincinnati 2

San Francisco 8 Arizona 7

San Diego 6 Miami 5

TUESDAY’S BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL:

Indianapolis 9 St. Paul 8

TUESDAY’S BOX SCORES: https://www.milb.com/gameday/saints-vs-indians/2021/08/10/649880#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=649880

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRE-SEASON COACHES POLL

1 Alabama

2 Clemson

3 Oklahoma

4 Ohio State

5 Georgia

6 Texas A&M

7 NOTRE DAME

8 Iowa State

9 North Carolina

10 Cincinnati

11 Florida

12 Oregon

13 LSU

14 USC

15 Wisconsin

16 Miami FL

17 INDIANA

18 Iowa

19 Texas

20 Penn State

21 Washington

22 Oklahoma State

23 Louisiana

24 Coastal Carolina

25 Ole Miss

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

Utah (145) , Northwestern (120) , Arizona State (90) , Auburn (84) , Liberty (68) , BYU (53) , TCU (48) , Michigan (30) , UCF (29) , North Carolina State (27) , Boise State (27) , Kentucky (20) , San Jose State (18) , Army West Point (13) , Virginia Tech (9) , Missouri (8) , UCLA (7) , Boston College (6) , Pittsburgh (6) , Tulsa (6) , Ball State (5) , Houston (5) , West Virginia (4) , SMU (4) , Appalachian State (4) , Arkansas (3) , UAB (3) , Nevada (2) , Mississippi State (2) , Air Force (2) , Florida State (1) , California (1) , Stanford (1) , Marshall (1)

INDIANA SRN SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE(INDIANASRN.ORG)

Thur Aug 126pWeekly Sports ZoneSports Talk
Mon Aug 165:30pCovenant Christian @ MooresvilleSoccer
Thur Aug 196pWeekly Sports ZoneSports Talk
Thur Aug 197:30pMt Vernon @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Fri Aug 207pHeritage Christian @ Traders PtFootball
Fri Aug 207pNoblesville @ Mt VernonFootball
Fri Aug 207pCovenant Christian @ SpeedwayFootball
Sat Aug 212pWhiting @ FrontierFootball
Tue Aug 247pHeritage Christian @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Tue Aug 247pScecina @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Wed Aug 257:30pSullivan @ GreencastleVolleyball
Thur Aug 266pBethesda @ Traders PtVolleyball
Thur Aug 267:30pCovenant Christian @ Heritage ChristianSoccer
Fri Aug 277pTraders Pt @ Covenant ChristianFootball
Fri Aug 277pShenandoah @ Heritage ChristianFootball
Fri Aug 277pFranklin @ Mt VernonFootball
Fri Aug 277pNorth White @ FrontierFootball
Sat Aug 285pBrebeuf @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Sat Aug 287pBrebeuf @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Mon Aug 307pTri-West @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Tue Aug 317pHeritage Christian @ Covenant ChristianVolleyball
Thur Sep 27pRoncalli @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Fri Sep 37pGuerin Catholic @ Heritage ChristianFootball
Fri Sep 37pWest Vigo @ GreencastleFootball
Fri Sep 37pCrispus Attucks @ Covenant ChristianFootball
Fri Sep 37pSouth Newton @ Traders PtFootball
Fri Sep 37pFrontier @ Fountain CentralFootball
Fri Sep 37pMt Vernon @ Greenfield CentralFootball
Sat Sep 4NoonChatard @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Sat Sep 42pChatard @ Guerin CatholicGirls Soccer
Sat Sep 45pCovenant Christian @ RoncalliGirls Soccer
Sat Sep 47pCovenant Christian @ RoncalliSoccer
Tue Sep 76pPark Tudor @ Traders PtVolleyball
Tue Sep 76:30pMonrovia @ Covenant ChristianVolleyball
Tue Sep 77pCovenant Christian @ Tri-WestSoccer
Wed Sep 87:30pEdgewood @ GreencastleVolleyball
Thur Sep 97pBrownsburg @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Thur Sep 97:30pRitter @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 1 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY AUGUST 20

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Adams CentralatBellmont7:00 pm
AndersonatYorktown7:00 pm
AndreanatMerrillville8:00 pm
AngolaatDeKalb7:00 pm
AtticaatRiverton Parke7:00 pm
Beech GroveatIndianapolis Lutheran7:00 pm
Bell County (Ky.)atJeffersonville7:00 pm
Ben Davisvs.Brownsburg8:30 pmLucas Oil
Benton CentralatDelphi7:00 pm
BlackfordatJay County7:00 pm
BlufftonatNorthfield7:00 pm
Boone GroveatJohn Glenn8:00 pm
Bowman AcademyatCalumet8:00 pm
Brebeuf JesuitatIndianapolis Chatard7:30 pm
Brown CountyatOwen Valley7:00 pm
Calumet ChristianatHammond Noll8:00 pm
CarmelatLouisville Trinity (Ky.)7:00 pm
Carroll (Flora)atTri-County7:00 pm
Center GroveatWarren Central7:00 pm
CentervilleatCambridge City Lincoln7:00 pm
CharlestownatSilver Creek7:00 pm
ChestertonatHobart8:00 pm
ClarksvilleatScottsburg7:00 pm
CloverdaleatSouth Putnam7:00 pm
Columbia CityatChurubusco7:00 pm
Columbus EastatWhiteland7:00 pm
Columbus NorthatGibson Southern7:30 pm
ConcordatElkhart7:00 pm
ConnersvilleatRichmond7:00 pm
Corydon CentralatBrownstown Central7:00 pm
Covenant ChristianatSpeedway7:00 pm
Crawford CountyatSwitzerland County7:00 pm
Crown PointatLowell8:00 pm
Culver AcademyatIndianapolis Attucks7:30 pm
DanvilleatFranklin7:00 pm
Dublin Coffman (Ohio)atWarsaw7:30 pm
East CentralatLawrenceburg7:00 pm
East Chicago CentralatHanover Central8:00 pm
East NobleatPlymouth7:30 pm
Eastern GreeneatSprings Valley7:00 pm
Eastern HancockatAlexandria7:00 pm
EastsideatHeritage7:00 pm
Evansville BosseatVincennes Lincoln7:30 pm
Evansville CentralatEvansville Mater Dei8:00 pm
Evansville NorthatCastle8:00 pm
Evansville ReitzatEvansville Harrison8:00 pm
Floyd CentralatLouisville Male (Ky.)7:30 pm
Fort Wayne DwengeratFort Wayne Wayne7:00 pm
Fort Wayne LuersatCarroll (Fort Wayne)7:00 pm
Fort Wayne SnideratFort Wayne North7:00 pm
Fort Wayne SouthatFort Wayne Concordia7:00 pm
Fountain CentralatSouthmont7:00 pm
FrankfortatClinton Central7:00 pm
Franklin CentralatPerry Meridian7:00 pm
Franklin CountyatNew Castle7:00 pm
GarrettatNew Haven7:00 pm
GoshenatFairfield7:00 pm
GreencastleatCrawfordsville7:00 pm
GreenwoodatBloomington North7:00 pm
GriffithatHighland8:00 pm
Guerin CatholicatMcCutcheon7:00 pm
Hammond CentralatSouth Bend Washington7:30 pm
Harrison (West Lafayette)atTerre Haute South7:00 pm
Heritage ChristianatTraders Point Christian7:00 pm
Heritage HillsatMount Vernon (Posey)8:00 pm
HomesteadatFort Wayne Northrop7:00 pm
Huntington NorthatEastbrook7:30 pm
Indian CreekatBatesville7:00 pm
Indiana DeafatPurdue Polytechnic7:00 pm
Indianapolis CathedralatWestfield7:00 pm
Indianapolis RitteratMonrovia7:00 pm
Indianapolis ScecinaatShenandoah7:00 pm
Indianapolis TechatIndianapolis Washington7:00 pm
Indianapolis TindleyatEdinburgh7:00 pm
JasperatEvansville Memorial7:30 pm
Jennings CountyatNorwell7:00 pm
JimtownatNorthWood7:00 pm
Kankakee ValleyatRensselaer Central8:00 pm
KnightstownatHagerstown7:00 pm
Lafayette Central CatholicatTri-West7:00 pm
Lafayette JeffatWest Lafayette7:30 pm
Lake CentralatMunster8:00 pm
Lake StationatCrossroads Christian (Ill.)8:00 pm
LakelandatSouth Bend St. Joseph7:00 pm
LaVilleatBremen7:00 pm
Lawrence CentralatHamilton Southeastern7:00 pm
Lawrence NorthatAvon7:00 pm
Lebanonvs.Mooresville6:00 pmLucas Oil
LeoatWoodlan7:00 pm
Lewis CassatPioneer7:00 pm
Louisville Waggener (Ky.)atPike Central7:30 pm
MaconaquahatWabash7:00 pm
Madison-GrantatTri-Central7:00 pm
ManchesteratNorth Miami7:00 pm
MishawakaatMishawaka Marian7:00 pm
MississinewaatPendleton Heights7:30 pm
MitchellatEdgewood7:00 pm
Monroe CentralatHamilton Heights7:00 pm
Muncie CentralatDelta7:30 pm
New AlbanyatBloomington South7:30 pm
New Bremen (Ohio)atMarion7:00 pm
New PalestineatDecatur Central7:00 pm
New PrairieatLaPorte8:00 pm
NoblesvilleatMount Vernon (Fortville)7:00 pm
Noblesville HomeSchoolatChristel House Manual7:00 pm
North Central (Indianapolis)atFishers7:00 pm
North DaviessatTecumseh8:00 pm
North JudsonatCulver7:00 pm
North KnoxatSullivan7:00 pm
North NewtonatSouth Newton8:00 pm
North PutnamatNorth Montgomery7:00 pm
North VermillionatNorth Central (Farmersburg)7:00 pm
NortheasternatUnion County7:00 pm
NorthridgeatSouth Bend Adams7:00 pm
NorthviewatTerre Haute North7:00 pm
NorthwesternatTwin Lakes7:00 pm
Oak HillatEastern (Greentown)7:00 pm
Osceola GraceatSouth Bend Clay7:00 pm
PaoliatBoonville7:30 pm
Park TudoratIndianapolis Shortridge7:00 pm
PennatValparaiso8:00 pm
Perry CentralatTell City8:00 pm
PeruatLogansport7:00 pm
Phalen AcademyatGary West8:00 pm
PikeatZionsville7:00 pm
PlainfieldatGreenfield-Central7:30 pm
PortageatHammond Morton8:00 pm
PrincetonatForest Park7:30 pm
ProvidenceatBethleham (Ky.)7:30 pm
River ForestatWheeler8:00 pm
RochesteratSouthwood7:00 pm
Rock Creek AcademyatOldenburg Academy7:00 pm
RushvilleatMilan7:00 pm
SalematNorth Harrison7:00 pm
SeegeratParke Heritage7:00 pm
SeymouratSouth Dearborn7:30 pm
ShelbyvilleatGreensburg7:00 pm
SheridanatWestern Boone7:00 pm
South AdamsatWinchester7:00 pm
South Bend RileyatMichigan City7:30 pm
South Central (Union Mills)atTriton7:30 pm
South DecaturatNorth Decatur7:00 pm
South SpenceratNorth Posey8:00 pm
South VermillionatCovington7:00 pm
Southern WellsatFremont7:30 pm
SouthportatIndianapolis Roncalli7:00 pm
SouthridgeatLinton-Stockton7:30 pm
TayloratNorth White7:00 pm
Tippecanoe ValleyatWawasee7:00 pm
TiptonatFrankton7:00 pm
TriatUnion City7:00 pm
Triton CentralatCascade7:00 pm
WashingtonatWest Vigo7:00 pm
Wes-DelatClinton Prairie7:00 pm
West CentralatCaston7:00 pm
West NobleatCentral Noble7:00 pm
West WashingtonatEastern (Pekin)7:00 pm
WesternatKokomo7:00 pm
WhitkoatPrairie Heights7:00 pm
WinamacatKnox7:30 pm

SATURDAY AUGUST 21

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Bedford North LawrenceatMartinsville12:05 pm
MadisonatMercer County (Ky.)8:00 pm
Southside HomeSchoolatDugger Union2:00 pm
WhitingatFrontier2:00 pm

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1

Saturday, Aug. 28

Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN

Week 1

Wednesday, Sept. 1

UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 2

Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Friday, Sept. 3

North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1

Saturday, Sept. 4

UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Monday, Sept. 6

Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN

NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

Thursday, August 12           

Washington at New England, 7:30

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30

Friday, August 13    

Tennessee at Atlanta, 7:00

Buffalo at Detroit, 7:00

Dallas at Arizona, 10:00

Saturday, August 14

Miami at Chicago, 1:00

Denver at Minnesota, 4:00

New Orleans at Baltimore, 7:00

Cleveland at Jacksonville, 7:00

New York Jets at New York Giants, 7:30

Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Houston at Green Bay, 8:00

Kansas City at San Francisco, 8:30

Seattle at Las Vegas, 9:00

Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00

Sunday, August 15  

Carolina at Indianapolis, 1:00

WEEK 2

Thursday, August 19           

New England at Philadelphia, 7:30

Friday, August 20

Kansas City at Arizona (ESPN), 8:00

Cincinnati at Washington, 8:00

Saturday, August 21

Buffalo at Chicago, 1:00

New York Jets at Green Bay, 4:25

Baltimore at Carolina, 7:00

Atlanta at Miami, 7:00

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30

Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Houston at Dallas, 8:00

Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8:00

Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00

Denver at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 22  

New York Giants at Cleveland, 1:00

San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:30

Monday, August 23  

Jacksonville at New Orleans (ESPN), 8:00

WEEK 3

Friday, August 27    

Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00

Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30

Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30

Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00

Saturday, August 28

Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00

Baltimore at Washington, 6:00

Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00

Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00

Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00

Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05

Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 29  

Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00

Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00

Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00

New England at New York Giants, 6:00

Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00

BORDER TO BORDER: INDIANA SPORTS HEADLINES

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS BASEBALL: Chavis’ Walk-Off Homer Extends Indy’s Winning Streak

(INDIANS RELEASE)

INDIANAPOLIS – Down to their last out in the bottom of the ninth inning, Michael Chavis launched the first pitch of his at-bat beyond the deepest part of the ballpark to give the Indianapolis Indians a walk-off win over the St. Paul Saints on Tuesday night, 9-8.

The walk-off victory was the Indians seventh of the season and their first via home run since July 30, 2019 when Will Craig hit a solo homer in the ninth inning vs. Columbus.

The Indians (42-42) jumped out ahead 2-0 in the third inning when Ka’ai Tom, in the first at-bat of his rehab assignment, skied a long fly ball out to straightaway center field.

The lead didn’t last long, however, and the ball continued to fly out of the park for St. Paul. Back-to-back home runs off the bats of Gilberto Celestino and Ben Rortvedt gave the Saints a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth inning, and they piled one more on in the fifth with an RBI single off the bat of Nick Gordon.

Indianapolis sent nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning to retake the lead, 7-3. With two outs, an error on the Saints second baseman scored two and Cole Tucker drove in another pair with a double down the right-field line, capping a five-run frame for Indy.

St. Paul (44-40) then plated three runs in the seventh to tie the game and took a lead in the eighth with an RBI single by Tomas Telis.

Keury Mella (W, 1-0) struck out the side in the ninth inning to set up the Indians walk-off win. Yennier Cano (L, 1-2) surrendered the walk-off shot to Chavis to end the game.

The Indians have now won five consecutive games dating back to Aug. 5 at Iowa to tie a season high. Their last five-game hitting streak came from June 12-17.

Game 2 of the six-game set between Indianapolis and St. Paul is set for Wednesday night at 7:05 PM ET. LHP Cam Vieaux (2-1, 5.68) will take the mound against RHP Drew Strotman (0-1, 4.82).

COLTS RELEASE FIRST DEPTH CHART

QUARTERBACK

Starter: Jacob Eason

Injured: Carson Wentz

Reserves: Sam Ehlinger, Brett Hundley

RUNNING BACK

Starter: Jonathan Taylor

Reserves: Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins, Benny LeMay, Darius Anderson, Deon Jackson

RECEIVERS

Starters: T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal, Michael Pittman Jr.

Reserves: Parris Campbell, Mike Strachan, Ashton Dulin, DeMichael Harris, Dezmon Patmon, Quartney Davis, Tyler Vaughns, Tarik Black

TIGHT ENDS

Starters: Jack Doyle, Mo Alie-Cox

Reserves: Noah Togiai, Kylen Granson, Jordan Thomas, Farrod Green, Graham Adomitis, Andrew Vollert

OFFENSIVE LINE

Left tackle: Will Holden, Sam Tevi, Eric Fisher*

Left guard: Quenton Nelson*, Chris Reed

Center: Ryan Kelly*, Danny Pinter, Joey Hunt

Right guard: Mark Glowinski, Jake Eldrenkamp, Will Fries

Right tackle: Braden Smith, Julién Davenport, Carter O’Donnell

DEFENSIVE LINE

Defensive end starters: Kwity Paye, Tyquan Lewis

Defensive end reserves: Kemoko Turay, Al-Quadin Muhammad, Ben Banogu, Isaac Rochell, Demontre Moore, Kameron Cline, *Dayo Odeyingbo

Defensive tackle starters: DeForest Buckner, Grover Stewart

Defensive tackle reserves: Andrew Brown, Antwaun Woods, Joey Ivie, Taylor Stallworth, Chris Williams

LINEBACKERS

WLB: Darius Leonard, E.J. Speed, Malik Jefferson, Jordan Glasgow, Curtis Bolton

MLB: Bobby Okereke, Skai Moore

SAM: Zaire Franklin, Matthew Adams, Isaiah Kaufusi

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Cornerback starters: T.J. Carrie, Kenny Moore, Xavier Rhodes

Cornerback reserves: Isaiah Rodgers, Rock Ya-Sin, Anthony Chesley, Andre Chachere, Marvell Tell, Holton Hill, Nick Nelson

Free safety: Julian Blackmon, Andre Chachere, Ibraheim Campbell

Strong safety: Khari Willis, George Odum, Sean Davis, Shawn Davis

Punter: Rigoberto Sanchez

Kicker: Rodrigo Blankenship, Eddy Pineiro

Holder: Rigoberto Sanchez

Long snapper: Luke Rhodes

Kick returner: Isaiah Rodgers, Marlon Mack, Ashton Dulin

Punter returner: Nyheim Hines, Isaiah Rodgers

INDIANA FOOTBALL: Hoosiers Open Season No. 17 in USA Today AFCA Poll

(IU RELEASE)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After spending the final 10 weeks of the 2020 season ranked among the Top 20, the Indiana football program was tabbed No. 17 in the USA Today AFCA Coaches Preseason Poll on Tuesday.

The Hoosiers finished the 2020 season with a 6-2 overall record and an appearance in the Outback Bowl. Following a week one victory over No. 8 Penn State at Memorial Stadium, Indiana spent the next 10 weeks ranked among the Top 20. A 14-7 record over the last two seasons has helped IU to back-to-back January bowl games for the first time in program history, highlighted by winning Big Ten marks in each of those seasons.

Returning 19 starters in 2021 – including 10 on the defensive side – Indiana has had 11 student-athletes named to 16 different national preseason award watch lists. Head coach Tom Allen was also named one of 17 coaches on the Dodd Trophy preseason watch list, college football’s most coveted national coaching award.

The Hoosiers open the 2021 season at No. 18 Iowa on Saturday, Sept. 4, and their six-game home campaign against Idaho on Sept. 11. Indiana will also welcome No. 10 Cincinnati (Sept. 18), Michigan State (Oct. 16), No. 4 Ohio State (Oct. 23), Rutgers (Nov. 13), and Minnesota (Nov. 20).

2021 USA Today AFCA Coaches Preseason Poll

1. Alabama

2. Clemson

3. Oklahoma

4. Ohio State

5. Georgia

6. Texas A&M

7. Notre Dame

8. Iowa State

9. North Carolina

10. Cincinnati

11. Florida

12. Oregon

13. LSU

14. USC

15. Wisconsin

16. Miami (Fla.)

17. INDIANA

18. Iowa

19. Texas

20. Penn State

21. Washington

22. Oklahoma State

23. Louisiana-Lafayette

24. Coastal Carolina

25. Ole Miss

PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Season Begins With Exhibition vs. Milwaukee

(PURDUE RELEASE)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue soccer team begins its 2021 season with an exhibition matchup against Milwaukee on Wednesday, August 11, at 4 p.m. ET, at Folk Field.

Admission is free for all fans. University, local and state health guidelines will be followed on game day. Updates will be provided by Purdue Athletics, if necessary. A clear bag policy will be implemented for all events in Purdue Athletics facilities this year, and information can be found at PurdueSports.com/ClearBag.

As coach Drew Roff enters his seventh season at the helm, the Boilermakers return to the pitch after going 4-6-2 in a Big Ten-only 2020 season, contested in the spring of 2021. Then-junior forward Sarah Griffith and junior midfielder Grace Walsh were recognized on the All-Big Ten Team, Purdue’s first honorees since 2017 and the third and fourth since 2010. Twenty-two Boilermakers were named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team.

Griffith and Walsh both return in 2021 and are two of 10 seniors on the roster. The 30-player squad features 22 returners and eight newcomers, while 10 of Purdue’s 11 starters from the 2020 campaign are back.

Milwaukee is coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance and Horizon League tournament title last season. The Panthers posted a 9-2-1 record during the 2021 spring slate, which included a first-round win over Elon in the NCAA Tournament.

TEAM CAPTAINS ANNOUNCED

Following the first week of preseason training, Roff announced that the team’s captains are Griffith, senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova and senior defenders Teagan Jones and Maya Lambert. Griffith and Lambert served as captains in 2020-21, while Bova and Jones are first-time captains.

UP NEXT: VS. MARQUETTE

In their final exhibition match, the Boilermakers host Marquette on Saturday, August 14. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Folk Field, and admission will be free.

A LOOK AT THE 2021 SLATE

Purdue’s 2021 schedule features 20 matches, 13 at Folk Field and seven on the road. The Boilermakers will play 10 Big Ten Conference contests in addition to eight regular-season non-conference games. The regular season commences on Thursday, August 19, against Kentucky at 7 p.m., in West Lafayette, while the Big Ten opener is at Nebraska on Sunday, September 19.

BUTLER BASEBALL: Schrage Adds Five to Butler Baseball Program

(BUTLER RELEASE)

INDIANAPOLIS – Butler head coach Dave Schrage added five talented student-athletes to the baseball program this week. Kyle Hogwood, Dominic Milano, Cole Rasbury, Austin Andrishok, and Scott Jones have all decided to continue their collegiate careers at Butler. This group features two infielders, two outfielders and one pitcher. All five played junior college baseball in the spring of 2021.

Kyle Hogwood is a 5-10 infielder from Forney, Texas. He was a four-year starter at North Forney High School and from there attended Paris Junior College. A two-time NJCAA First Team Academic All-American, Hogwood earned All-State honors as a sophomore playing shortstop. He also played club baseball for the Dallas Patriots.

Dominic Milano is also a 5-10 infielder heading to campus this fall. Milano spent two seasons at Triton College and last season at Morton JC. Originally from Westchester, Ill., Milano attended Nazareth Academy where he was part of a Super Sectional Championship, Regional Championship and Sectional Championship. He was a three-year starter that hit .400 in 2018 with a .515 on-base percentage. Those numbers made him an easy choice for All-Conference, All-Area and All-State honors. At Morton JC in 2021, Milano hit .322 with a .488 on-base percentage… He led the country with 51 walks while also scoring 51 runs. Milano provided power at the plate with 15 doubles, six triples and four home runs helping him record 52 RBI’s.

In the outfield, BU will bring in Cole Rasbury and Scott Jones. Rasbury is a 6-2 Bellville, Texas native that attended Frontier JC. He was a three-year starter at Bellville, helping his team win a district championship. A First Team All-District performer, Rasbury hit .400 during the 2018 season and was tabbed Team MVP. He was a three-sport athlete that also played club baseball for the Hunter Pence Baseball Academy.

Jones is a 5-10 outfielder originally from Sulphur, La. He attended Sulphur High School before moving onto LSU Eunice JC. His first season at LSUE was shortened due to COVID-19, but the team enjoyed success by going 21-0. LSUE won the NJCAA DII National Championship the following season with a 51-7 overall record. Jones was a key contributor to the team, hitting .385 with 60 runs scored and 52 RBI… He led the team and ranked seventh in NJCAA DII with 34 stolen bases. Before joining the college ranks, Jones hit .438 as a senior at Sulphur. His team won a District Championship and finished State-Runner Up.

Austin Andrishok and Jones were teammates at LSU Eunice JC. A 5-11 left-handed pitcher, Andrishok went 6-0 on the mound with 39 strikeouts and just seven walks. He held a 3.16 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. In high school, Andrishok threw two no-hitters. He was a four-year starter that helped his team win three District Championships. Andrishok and Jones each played club baseball for the DuPage County Hounds.

INDIANAPOLIS WOMEN’S TENNIS: Greyhound Duo Named ITA Collegiate All-Stars
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INDIANAPOLIS – The awards continue to roll in for the University of Indianapolis women’s tennis team as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the 2021 ITA Collegiate All-Star Team on Tuesday.  The doubles duo of Nikol Alekseeva and Anna Novikova were among the Division II honorees.

The ITA Collegiate All-Star Team honors the top student athletes of the 2020-21 season across all divisions of college tennis.  With different criteria for each division, the NCAA Division II recognition features the top-ranked men’s and women’s players from the year-end ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.

Alekseeva and Novikova recorded an impressive 17-1 record on the year as the No. 1 doubles team for the Hounds with their lone loss of the season coming in the National Championship.  The duo was ranked No. 1 in the nation in each of the three ITA Doubles Rankings this past spring.

Division II Women

– No. 1 Ranked Singles:

    – Deniz Khazan (Barry University)

– No. 1 Ranked Doubles:

    – Nikol Alekseeva & Anna Novikova (University of Indianapolis)

Division II Men

– No. 1 Ranked Singles:

    – Alessandro Giuliato (Barry University)

– No. 1 Ranked Doubles:

    – Alvaro Regalado & Javi Cueto Ramos (Columbus State University)

VAPO ATHLETICS: Valparaiso University Unveils New Nickname

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Valparaiso University announced today that it has adopted Beacons as its new nickname.

“Our new nickname directly connects to the University’s motto, ‘In Thy Light We See Light,’ and represents the Valparaiso University community in many ways,” said José D. Padilla, J.D., University president. “We are beacons of light and hope in our communities. We are beacons of change on campus, in our region and in our country. We are beacons of knowledge for our students’ academic, social and spiritual growth. Above all, we are beacons of God’s light around the world. We light the way for our students, so that once they graduate, they shine their light for others. We are all Beacons at Valparaiso University.”

Beacons was chosen after a months-long process that included nearly 1,000 suggestions and input from dozens of students, student-athletes, faculty, staff and alumni of the University. During this process, two themes emerged that were most important to Valpo constituents: Honoring the University’s history and character and emphasizing the light Valpo graduates shine wherever they land after graduation.

“Beacon” has a strong historical tie to Valpo. It has been the title of the University’s yearbook for the last 80 years, and it is also the name of its newest residence hall. Beacons is a nickname that honors our past, present and future.

Valpo’s prior nickname, Crusaders, was permanently retired in February 2021, following input from a variety of Valpo students, faculty and alumni. The new nickname, Beacons, reinforces the University’s commitment to ensuring that all feel welcome and represented at Valparaiso University.

Click here to view the video introducing the Beacon nickname.

Many of Valpo’s marks and logos, including its colors and the “Shield of Character,” will remain part of the University’s brand. The new nickname, new mascot and related imagery will be phased in during the 2021–2022 academic year. Valpo intercollegiate athletic teams will immediately be known as the Beacons.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Helmuth, Rovenstine Collect CoSIDA Academic All-American Awards

AUSTIN, Texas – Alex Helmuth and Luke Rovenstine were recently named CoSIDA NAIA Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-Americans, as voted on and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Helmuth claimed a spot on the First-Team and Rovenstine earned Second-Team honors.

The 21-member list of First and Second-Team Academic All-Americans consisted of student-athletes from around the NAIA and recognized individuals for academic and athletic accomplishments. Stats and honors from the individual’s 2020-2021 season were considered.

Helmuth collected his first CoSIDA Academic All-America First-Team honor after posting a 3.89 grade-point average in biochemistry. The junior also collected USTFCCCA All-Academic honors and will earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors later this fall for his work in the classroom.

The Monticello, Illinois native earned three All-American awards, including a fifth-place finish at cross country nationals, a seventh-place finish in the 5,000-meters at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships and a sixth-place finish in the 10,000-meters at the NAIA Outdoor Track Nationals. During the 2020-2021 seasons, Helmuth broke two school records, including the indoor track 5,000-meters and the outdoor track 10,000-meters, and recorded the third-fastest 8,000-meter time in Taylor cross country history. Helmuth also collected four All-Crossroads League honors during his junior season. Following his incredible junior-year campaign, Helmuth was named Taylor University’s Male Athlete of the Year.

Rovenstine collected his first CoSIDA Academic All-America Second-Team honor after posting a 3.94 grade-point average in biology. The senior also collected USTFCCCA All-Academic honors and will earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors later this fall for his work in the classroom.

The Overland Park, Kansis native claimed All-American honors after his 17th-place finish at the NAIA Cross Country National Championships and earned All-Crossroads League honors after placing fourth at the CL Cross Country Championships. Rovenstine finished 10th place in the 5,000-meters at the NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships and recorded the second-fastest 10,000-meter time in Taylor track and field history.

Including Helmuth and Rovenstine, Taylor has had five student-athlete earn the CoSIDA Academic All-American honor in 2020-2021, together with Teegan Heiniger of men’s lacrosse, Vincent Miranda of men’s basketball and Sarah Harden of women’s cross country/track and field. Taylor University led all NAIA colleges in 2020-2021 with 36 Academic All-District awards.

The Trojans now have 98 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in Taylor school history, with 96 awards since 2010. Helmuth is TU’s 51st First-Team Academic All-American.

Helmuth and Rovenstine give the TU men’s track and cross country programs a total of 13 CoSIDA All-Americans, with Helmuth’s honor being the eighth First-Team honor in program history.

The CoSIDA Academic All-American award is designed to recognize student-athletes for outstanding achievements in the classroom, as well as on the court or field of play. In order to be eligible for the honor, an athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30, must have reached sophomore status academically with at least one full year at their current institution and must have participated in over half of the team’s competitions as a key contributor during the current season.

Student-athletes are nominated for the award by their institution’s Sports Information Department and voted on by members of CoSIDA.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Harden Earns CoSIDA Academic All-American Honor

AUSTIN, Texas – Sarah Harden earned a spot on the CoSIDA NAIA Cross Country/Track and Field Academic All-America Second-Team as voted on and announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The 21-member list of First and Second-Team Academic All-Americans consisted of student-athletes from around the NAIA and recognized individuals for academic and athletic accomplishments. Stats and honors from the individual’s 2020-2021 season were considered.

Harden collected her first CoSIDA Academic All-America honor after posting a 3.81 grade-point average in exercise science. The senior also collected USTFCCCA All-Academic honors and will earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors later this fall for her work in the classroom.

During her senior cross county and track seasons, the Arlington Heights, Illinois native earned two more All-American honors, tallying a total of 10 All-American awards in her four-year collegiate career. Harden finished 16th place at the NAIA Cross Country Nationals and fifth place in the 5,000-meters at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. In her final year at Taylor, Harden set four new records for the record books, including TU’s cross country 5,000-meter record, the indoor track and field 3,000-meter and 5,000-meter records, and Taylor’s outdoor track 5,000-meter record. Following her senior year, Harden was named Taylor University’s Natalie Steele Award winner.

Taylor has had five student-athletes earn the CoSIDA Academic All-American honor in 2020-2021, including Teegan Heiniger of men’s lacrosse, Vincent Miranda of men’s basketball, Luke Rovenstine and Alex Helmuth of men’s cross country/track and field. Taylor University led all NAIA colleges in 2020-2021 with 36 CoSIDA Academic All-District awards.

The Trojans now have 98 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in Taylor school history, with 96 awards since 2010.

Harden’s CoSIDA All-American honor is the 19th award for the TU women’s track and cross country programs.

The CoSIDA Academic All-American award is designed to recognize student-athletes for outstanding achievements in the classroom, as well as on the court or field of play. In order to be eligible for the honor, an athlete must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30, must have reached sophomore status academically with at least one full year at their current institution and must have participated in over half of the team’s competitions as a key contributor during the current season.

Student-athletes are nominated for the award by their institution’s Sports Information Department and voted on by members of CoSIDA.

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Duvall hits 2-run HR as Smyly, Braves walk past Reds 3-2

ATLANTA (AP) Adam Duvall hit a two-run homer, Stephen Vogt’s bases-loaded walk in the sixth forced in the go-ahead run and the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 in a matchup of second-place teams on Tuesday night.

Drew Smyly (8-3) recovered after allowing a two-run home run to Aristides Aquino in the second inning. Smyly allowed two runs on only two hits and two walks and seven strikeouts in six innings. The left-hander won his sixth consecutive decision.

“That was a heck of an outing against a really good offensive club,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

Will Smith gave up a one-out double to Kyle Farmer in the ninth. Smith walked Eugenio Suarez before pinch-hitter Mike Moustakas hit into a game-ending double play. Smith earned his 23rd save in 26 chances.

Duvall’s homer, his 25th, tied the game in the fourth.

The Braves began the night two games behind Philadelphia in the NL East. The Reds were six games behind Milwaukee in the NL Central.

The Braves had six walks and only five hits. Dansby Swanson and Joc Pederson each had two walks.

“It just gives us more opportunities to be able to score runs and do it different ways,” Swanson said. “Do it with walks, with plate discipline.”

Heath Hembree (2-7) and Amir Garrett combined to walk three batters in the sixth, helping the Braves break a 2-2 tie.

Hembree gave up a single to Austin Riley before walking Swanson. With one out, Garrett issued back-to-back walks to Pederson and Vogt, forcing in a run.

Reds manager David Bell wouldn’t blame the loss on his bullpen.

“You look at the big picture and our pitching allowed three runs tonight,” Bell said. “So I think the story was more our offense and the pitching the Braves threw against us.”

Reds starter Sonny Gray allowed two runs with eight strikeouts in five innings.

Braves right-hander Luke Jackson walked Suarez with two outs in the seventh before surviving a scare when Shogo Akiyama’s fly ball was caught at the right field wall by Jorge Soler.

Left-hander Tyler Matzek struck out Joey Votto on a called third strike to end the eighth with runners on first and second.

The Reds’ eighth was extended when they successfully appealed the call on the field that pinch-runner Tyler Naquin was forced out at first base on Tyler Stephenson’s lineout to Swanson at shortstop. The call was overturned when the replay showed Naquin beat Swanson’s throw to first base.

Peralta, García lead Brewers past Cubs in twinbill opener

CHICAGO (AP) Freddy Peralta pitched effectively into the sixth inning, Avisail Garcia smacked a go-ahead two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.

Willy Adames and Lorenzo Cain also went deep for the NL Central-leading Brewers, who are a major league-best 35-19 on the road.

Peralta (9-3) allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. The All-Star right-hander struck out eight and walked two on a sweltering afternoon.

“I thought Freddy pitched really well,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “The conditions were difficult. He probably ran out of gas in a spot he usually doesn’t because of the heat.”

Devin Williams got the final three outs for his second save after loading the bases with one out in the seventh. Williams struck out Patrick Wisdom and Greg Deichmann to end it.

Frank Schwindel had an RBI double and Rafael Ortega added three hits for Chicago, which has dropped five straight.

Cubs rookie Justin Steele (2-1) allowed three runs on five hits in five innings during his first career start. The left-hander was 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA in 11 relief appearances for Chicago earlier in the season. Following a stint on the injured list with a right hamstring strain, the 26-year-old was sent to Triple-A Iowa to stretch out as a starter. He was recalled before the game.

“It felt good to be back at Wrigley,” Steele said. “I made a few mistakes and they took advantage. I think I did all right. It’s something to build on.”

Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the third on a bases-loaded walk by Wisdom.

Milwaukee quickly answered with three runs in the fourth. Adames led off with his 21st homer. After Eduardo Escobar doubled, Garcia stroked a 457-foot blast to center to make it 3-1. It was Garcia’s 20th homer, tying his career high from 2019.

“I’m thinking small,” he said. “I’m not trying to hit homers. I’m thinking the middle of the field and not trying to do too much.”

Cain added a two-out homer in the sixth off reliever Trevor Megill for a 4-1 lead. It was Cain’s fourth homer of the season and first since May 3.

Wisdom led off the sixth with an infield single. Peralta pounced off the mound toward the third-base line to field the ball, but his throw sailed past first and out of play for an error to allow Wisdom to take second. One out later, Schwindel doubled off the glove of third baseman Luis Urias to score Wisdom.

Brad Boxberger then replaced Peralta and got pinch-hitter David Bote and Alcantara to fly out to end the inning.

Brewers score 6 in 5th, beat Cubs 6-3 for DH sweep

CHICAGO (AP) Luis Urias had two hits during a six-run, fifth-inning rally as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 Tuesday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.

The nightcap was delayed for an hour, 29 minutes because of rain with one out in the top of the third, which limited starter Aaron Ashby to two scoreless innings.

The Brewers then used six pitchers to complete the final five innings. Miguel Sanchez (1-0) threw one pitch to get the final out in the fourth inning for his first win in the majors. Brent Suter got the final four outs for his first career save.

The NL Central leaders are a major league-best 36-19 on the road.

Patrick Wisdom homered for Chicago, which has dropped six straight.

“It was a long day, for sure,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “It was kind of a mental test as well as a physical test. It was a great way to end the night.”

In the opener, Freddy Peralta pitched effectively into the sixth inning and Avisail Garcia smacked a go-ahead two-run homer in Milwaukee’s 4-2 win. Willy Adames and Lorenzo Cain also went deep.

In the nightcap, the Brewers strung together hits to take command after Wisdom led off the fourth with an opposite-field homer to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead.

Urias led off the fifth with a double and scored one out later on a double by Jackie Bradley Jr. Garcia then pinch hit and walked to put runners on first and second.

Left-hander Kyle Ryan came on to replace Dan Winkler (1-3) and advanced the runners a base with a wild pitch. Christian Yelich then put Milwaukee on top with an RBI groundout. After Adamas was walked intentionally, Omar Narvaez hit an RBI single to make it 3-1.

Right-hander Jake Jewell replaced Ryan and gave up consecutive run-scoring singles to Eduardo Escobar, Rowdy Tellez and Urias to make it 6-1.

In the first game, Peralta (9-3) allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. The All-Star right-hander struck out eight and walked two on a sweltering afternoon.

“I thought Freddy pitched really well,” Counsell said. “The conditions were difficult. He probably ran out of gas in a spot he usually doesn’t because of the heat.”

Devin Williams got the final three outs for his second save after loading the bases with one out in the seventh. Williams struck out Wisdom and Greg Deichmann to end it.

Seager, Muncy HR, Dodgers end Phillies’ 8-game win streak

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola had a pitchers’ duel ruined by rain. The Phillies saw their winning streak spoiled by a soggy bullpen.

Corey Seager and Max Muncy homered as the Los Angeles Dodgers ended Philadelphia’s win string at eight, beating the Phillies 5-0 on Tuesday night.

Scherzer and Nola combined for 13 strikeouts over a combined 7 1/3 innings in a scoreless matchup before heavy rain delayed the game in the bottom of the fourth inning for 1 hour, 44 minutes.

“They both were dealing and kind of having their way with the lineups,” Dodgers second baseman Trea Turner said.

Neither star pitcher returned when the game resumed.

The gripping performances ended in a whimper and Phillies fans booed when reliever J.D. Hammer (1-1) headed to the bullpen to warm up at the end of the delay.

With the Phillies riding their longest winning streak in 10 years, the boos still rose when the bullpen failed to keep them in the game. Seager hit a solo shot off Hammer in the fifth inning for his fifth homer of the year. Will Smith had an RBI single off Matt Moore that sent Turner gliding across the plate for a 2-0 lead. AJ Pollock added a two-RBI single off Enyel De Los Santos to make it 4-0.

“It’s just how I slide, I guess,” Turner said. ” I try not to hit the ground too hard because it doesn’t feel good. I try and be as soft as I can be on slides.”

Muncy added his 23rd homer of the year in the ninth. Alex Vesia (2-1) got the win in a game that finished shortly before 12:30 a.m.

The winning streak coming off Sunday’s retired jersey ceremony for the late Roy Halladay — which returned so many stars from their 2007-2011 postseason heyday — created a buzz in Philly and a crowd 28,333 turned out Tuesday before rain sent most of them packing.

“You saw the passion of the fans and how excited they get,” manager Joe Girardi said hours before the delay. “It was a great weekend. With everything, the ceremonies that we had, the importance of the series, the way we played, those are the things you look forward to.”

Scherzer vs. Nola gave the game some juice.

Boy, did they deliver.

Rays rally past Red Sox 8-4, extend lead in AL East

BOSTON (AP) Tampa Bay’s Francisco Mejia singled with the bases loaded in the ninth, Boston’s Hunter Renfroe made a costly error on the play, and it helped the Rays rally past the Red Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night.

Tampa Bay’s lead in the AL East is now up to five games.

The Rays were 2 of 9 with runners in scoring position before Mejia, who entered the game as a defensive substitution in the seventh, delivered a single to right. The ball skipped past Renfroe for an error and that allowed all three runners to score, giving Tampa Bay a 7-4 lead.

“He was ready for it and just laced a big double – whatever it was – right down the line for just huge runs for us,” manager Kevin Cash said.

Officially, Mejia was credited with a single and two RBIs and the Rays added another run on Brandon Lowe’s single. Louis Head shut down Boston in order in the ninth to finish off the Red Sox, who lost for the 10th time in 12 games.

Lowe also homered for the Rays, who got a two-run double from pinch-hitter Ji-Man Choi to tie it at 4-all in the seventh after Boston had led 4-1.

“For Ji to come off the bench like that and put together the at-bat that he does, it’s very impressive and a huge testament to him,” Lowe said.

Andrew Kittredge (8-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for Tampa Bay.

The Red Sox blew a game they desperately needed, coming off a 2-8 road trip that started with a three-game sweep by the Rays in Tampa Bay. Matt Barnes (6-5) pitched the ninth for Boston and took his second straight loss.

“We didn’t make pitches with two strikes and they got to Barnesy at the end,” Boston manager Alex Cora said. “It’s been a grind for him lately and it was a grind for us tonight.”

Renfroe hit a three-run homer for Boston in the fourth and Rafael Devers led off the second with his 28th homer of the year.

Eduardo Rodriguez gave Boston a solid start, striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs on four hits and a walk, getting pulled in the sixth after Wander Franco’s RBI single scored Mike Zunino to pull the Rays within 4-2.

The only other run allowed by Rodriguez was Lowe’s 25th homer in the third.

Luis Patino pitched six innings for the Rays, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks. He struck out seven.

Lowrie doubles in 10th, A’s top Indians for 5th win in row

CLEVELAND (AP) Jed Lowrie delivered an RBI double in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics extended their winning streak to five, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Oakland moved into sole possession of the top AL wild-card spot, one game ahead of Boston.

Indians reliever Nick Wittgren (2-5) retired the first two batters in the 10th before intentionally walking Matt Olson. Lowrie followed with a double to left field, scoring automatic runner Elvis Andrus.

“Lowrie is a good hitter, no doubt, and he put a good swing on it,” Cleveland acting manager DeMarlo Hale said. “I thought we had a better matchup with him by walking Olson, but those are choices you’ve got to make sometimes.”

Lou Trivino (5-4) pitched a scoreless ninth and Andrew Chafin earned his first save of the season.

Athletics relievers Burch Smith, A.J. Puk, Yusmeiro Petit, Sergio Romo, Trivino and Chafin held the Indians hitless for the final six innings.

“The bullpen was great, we made some big plays in the field, and we had timely hitting,” Smith said. “It was an all-around good game for us.”

Cleveland carried a 3-2 lead into the eighth, but Oakland tied it off James Karinchak with one out. Starling Marte singled, stole second and came home on Lowrie’s grounder.

Seth Brown homered, singled and stole a base for the Athletics, who began their second 10-game road trip of the summer.

Marte was 1 for 5, dropping his average with Oakland to .400 in 10 games since being acquired from Miami. He also stole his 30th base of the season.

“At least one facet of everything that Starling brings to the table comes through in every game,” Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. “We’re thrilled to have him.”

Amed Rosario and Myles Straw each had two hits for Cleveland – Rosario got the 500th of his career. The Indians are a season-high 10 1/2 games out of first place in the AL Central.

Triston McKenzie extended his home winless streak to eight starts, allowing two runs in six innings while striking out five. The right-hander’s only victory at Progressive Field occurred in his MLB debut against Detroit on Aug. 22, 2020.

“I feel like we’re putting ourselves in position to win ballgames,” McKenzie said. “As starting pitchers, we want that, to give the team a chance to come out on top.”

Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea made his shortest start of the season at 1 2/3 innings, giving up three runs and five hits on 69 pitches.

Josh Harrison doubled and scored for Oakland. He left in the sixth after being struck by a pitch on the top of his left hand, and X-rays were negative.

Athletics left fielder Mark Canha exited in the 10th with irritation in his right eye.

Rodgers unlikely to play in any of Packers’ preseason games

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers probably won’t appear in any of Green Bay’s three preseason games as the Packers look to get 2020 first-round draft pick Jordan Love as much work as possible.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that Love will play the majority of the Packers’ preseason opener Saturday against the Houston Texans and that Kurt Benkert also would get some snaps.

LaFleur then was asked whether Rodgers would play at all in the preseason.

“I would say most likely not,” LaFleur replied.

Green Bay hosts the New York Jets on Aug. 21 and visits Buffalo on Aug. 28 in its other two preseason games.

The Packers want to get Love some game experience after the pandemic wiped out last year’s preseason. Love also didn’t play a single down last year during the regular season as the third-team quarterback behind Rodgers and Tim Boyle, who is now with the Detroit Lions.

Love did get plenty of work during the offseason and got the vast majority of first-team reps during the mandatory minicamp that Rodgers missed. The Packers moved up four spots in the 2020 draft to take Love out of Utah State with the 26th overall pick.

“I’m super excited,” Love said last week about the opportunity to play preseason games. “This is the moment I’ve been preparing for ever since last year not having preseason. It’s almost like I’ve been training a year just for this first preseason game. I’m sure excited to get out there and get back to playing ball.”

Benkert, who signed with the Packers in May, also could use the experience. The former Virginia quarterback spent the 2018 and 2020 seasons on the Atlanta Falcons’ practice squad but has no NFL game experience. Benkert was on injured reserve in 2019.

Rodgers, who won his third MVP last season, sat out the Packers’ organized team activities and mandatory minicamp this offseason while in a standoff with team management. He reported for training camp on time and has been practicing ever since.

Drew Lock to start Broncos preseason opener over Bridgewater

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Drew Lock will start the Broncos’ exhibition opener, not because of anything he’s done at training camp, but because he’s been in Denver longer than Teddy Bridgewater.

Coach Vic Fangio said Tuesday that Lock will start at Minnesota on Saturday night following a pair of joint practices with the Vikings and Bridgewater will start the following weekend at Seattle.

Asked why he’s giving Lock the start in Minneapolis, Fangio said, “the same reason we gave him the first team snap in the first practice. No big deal.”

Fangio gave Lock the first snaps last month because he’s the incumbent, having spent two seasons in Denver.

Bridgewater was acquired from Carolina in April.

Fangio told a gathering of reporters, many of whom just got back from the Hall of Fame inductions of Peyton Manning, John Lynch and Steve Atwater, that “not much has changed” in the quarterback competition “since you left.”

“It’s even-Steven, not much separation,” Fangio said in what has become a familiar refrain.

While fans might not like that, Fangio said he views it as a positive: “I have confidence in both those guys, I really do.”

Although practicing against the Vikings this week should provide more clarity at quarterback, Fangio said, “Ultimately, the decision will be an examination of everything, really, from the start of training camp to the day we make the decision.”

Before flying out to Minneapolis, Fangio said several members from each team will meet before the first workout Wednesday to talk about what they want to get out of the joint practices, which oftentimes produce hot tempers.

“Instead of having 90 teammates here, there’s 180 teammates, OK? We’re all teammates for those two practices,” Fangio said. “We’re just working against each other.

Blackhawks Hall of Fame goaltender Tony Esposito dies at 78

CHICAGO (AP) Tony Esposito made an immediate mark on the Chicago Blackhawks and a lasting impression on the NHL.

Esposito, the pioneering Hall of Famer who spent almost his entire 16-year career with the Blackhawks, died following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, the team announced Tuesday. He was 78.

Esposito debuted with Montreal during the 1968-69 season and appeared in 13 games. He was then left unprotected with the Canadiens deep in goalies and taken by the Blackhawks in an intraleague draft for $25,000, an investment that paid immediate dividends for a team that was coming off a last-place finish in its division.

Esposito helped lead the Blackhawks to first place, showcasing his butterfly style to post a 2.17 goals-against average and 15 shutouts, still a modern record for an NHL goalie. He won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year as well as the Vezina Trophy given to the top goaltender. He also won the Vezina in 1972 and 1974.

“Tony was one of the most important and popular figures in the history of the franchise as we near its 100th anniversary,” Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz said. “Four generations of our family – my grandfather Arthur, my father Bill, my son Danny and I – were blessed by his work ethic as a Hall of Fame goalie, but more importantly, by his mere presence and spirit.”

The Esposito family called him a “Hall of Fame husband, father, and grandfather.”

“Chicago felt like home from the time Tony first arrived in 1969, thanks to the Wirtz family and those 18,000 Blackhawks fans who treated him like family every night at the Stadium, win or lose or tie,” the family said in a statement.

Esposito was from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, just across the St. Mary’s River from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and he helped Michigan Tech to an NCAA championship in 1965. His older brother, Phil, was a star in his own right, a Hall of Fame center who played 18 seasons in the NHL.

The younger Esposito’s first NHL start was Dec. 5, 1968, against Boston – and his brother. Phil Esposito scored twice on his younger brother, but Tony made 33 saves and the game ended 2-2.

Commissioner Gary Bettman called him “a beloved member of the hockey family.”

“It was Esposito’s style, charisma and heart that endeared him most to hockey fans not only in Chicago but across the NHL,” Bettman said. “The hockey world will miss him greatly.”

Esposito helped lead Chicago to the playoffs in 14 seasons. The Blackhawks reached the Stanley Cup Final in 1971 and 1973, losing each time to his former team, Montreal.

He is Chicago’s career leader with 418 wins and 74 shutouts. His overall record of 423-306-151 ranks 10th in league history. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1988, joining his brother. And in 2017, he was selected by the league as one of the “100 Greatest Players in NHL History.”

The Blackhawks retired Esposito’s No. 35 on Nov. 20, 1988, and paid tribute to him again on March 19, 2008. He was named a team ambassador in a pregame ceremony attended by franchise icons and former teammates Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Denis Savard as well as his brother.

“It’s a great feeling to be on this ice again. really miss it, I’ll tell you that,” Esposito said as the crowd chanted “Tony! Tony!” “It’s a pleasure and an honor to be back with the ‘Hawks.”

Esposito also served as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and as chief scout in Tampa Bay, where he was hired by his brother. Phil is 79 and does radio work for the Lightning, a team he helped found.

“Tony was a founding, cornerstone member of the Lightning family who was a fixture at games and, along with his brother Phil, played in integral role in laying the groundwork for a successful franchise in the Sunshine State when many thought it was impossible,” the Lightning said in a statement. “His role cannot be understated. Tony was a true legend on the ice and off of it.”

Former Blackhawks defenseman Doug Wilson called the news about his friend and mentor “heartbreaking.”

“He exuded leadership and class, while being one of the most dominant players ever seen at his position,” Wilson, the San Jose Sharks’ general manager, said.

Esposito is survived by his wife Marilyn, sons Mark and Jason, Mark’s wife Kim and their children Lauren and Kamryn.

Point guard Dennis Schröder says he’s signing with Celtics

BOSTON (AP) Free agent point guard Dennis Schroder said Tuesday he is signing a one-year deal with the Celtics, ending his up-and-down one-year stint with the Lakers.

“I’m proud to announce that for the 2021-22 season I’ll be playing with the Boston Celtics!” Schroder posted on Instagram. “This is one of the best franchises in NBA history and a honour to put on the green and white and do what I love! I’m going out there every night and leaving it all on the floor for the city!! Who’s ready?!”

ESPN reported the pending deal with Boston is for the $5.9 million mid-level exception. Schroder reportedly turned down a four-year, $84 million extension offer from the Lakers during the season.

Schroder, 27, was dealt by Oklahoma City to Los Angeles last offseason in a deal that netted the Thunder veteran Danny Green and 2020 first-round pick Jaden McDaniels.

But after averaging 19 points and shooting 47% from the field and 39% from 3-point range in his final season with the Thunder, Schroder saw those averages drop to 15.4 points, 44% from the field and 34% from 3 in Los Angeles.

He joins a Boston team that needed a point guard after trading four-time All-Star Kemba Walker and the $74 million he was owed over the remaining two years of his contract to Oklahoma City. The deal gave the Celtics salary cap room and the return of big man Al Horford.

Celtics president Brad Stevens is trying to improve the roster for new coach Ime Udoka, whom Stevens hired in June as his successor.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay6944.61135 – 2234 – 2234 – 1711 – 514 – 178 – 2W 5
Boston6550.565533 – 2332 – 2730 – 2213 – 811 – 162 – 8L 2
NY Yankees6251.549732 – 2530 – 2624 – 3014 – 715 – 87 – 3L 1
Toronto6151.5457.531 – 2430 – 2726 – 2710 – 711 – 137 – 3W 1
Baltimore3873.3423017 – 3521 – 3813 – 318 – 2011 – 143 – 7L 6
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox6747.58838 – 2029 – 2713 – 737 – 249 – 116 – 4L 1
Cleveland5556.49510.529 – 2526 – 319 – 1629 – 198 – 134 – 6L 1
Detroit5560.47812.532 – 2523 – 359 – 824 – 3617 – 115 – 5W 1
Kansas City4963.4381729 – 2620 – 3710 – 1825 – 295 – 114 – 6W 1
Minnesota4965.4301825 – 3124 – 346 – 724 – 3113 – 206 – 4W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston6746.59336 – 2331 – 2316 – 1216 – 1230 – 144 – 6W 1
Oakland6548.575234 – 2531 – 2313 – 1314 – 428 – 248 – 2W 5
Seattle5955.5188.533 – 2426 – 3116 – 1212 – 1326 – 213 – 7L 1
LA Angels5757.50010.531 – 2726 – 3012 – 1216 – 820 – 305 – 5L 1
Texas4073.3542726 – 3014 – 4311 – 138 – 1518 – 334 – 6W 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Philadelphia5954.52234 – 2225 – 3234 – 2713 – 86 – 108 – 2L 1
Atlanta5855.513130 – 2828 – 2730 – 2821 – 114 – 47 – 3W 2
NY Mets5655.505233 – 2023 – 3522 – 2713 – 1414 – 62 – 8L 4
Washington5062.4468.529 – 3021 – 3222 – 2511 – 119 – 193 – 7L 1
Miami4767.41212.527 – 2720 – 4022 – 236 – 1316 – 173 – 7L 5
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee6846.59632 – 2736 – 1910 – 1234 – 1820 – 86 – 4W 2
Cincinnati6153.535731 – 2730 – 269 – 834 – 1810 – 206 – 4L 2
St. Louis5656.5001132 – 2524 – 3114 – 1620 – 2115 – 115 – 5W 1
Chi Cubs5263.45216.531 – 2621 – 3712 – 1622 – 2915 – 112 – 8L 6
Pittsburgh4172.36326.523 – 3118 – 4112 – 1212 – 369 – 172 – 8L 6
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco7241.63736 – 1736 – 2413 – 716 – 1132 – 178 – 2W 3
LA Dodgers6845.602436 – 2032 – 2514 – 710 – 1032 – 206 – 4W 3
San Diego6649.574740 – 2326 – 2613 – 1216 – 1427 – 206 – 4W 4
Colorado5162.4512138 – 2113 – 418 – 813 – 1721 – 307 – 3L 1
Arizona3579.30737.521 – 3514 – 448 – 1512 – 1714 – 392 – 8L 3

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England1912433522137-1-15-3-240
Orlando City SC18864282355-3-13-3-330
New York City FC178453218146-1-22-3-328
Philadelphia19775251965-2-22-5-328
Nashville SC186102261796-5-00-5-228
D.C.18837272166-0-22-3-527
Columbus186662123-24-3-22-3-424
CF Montreal18657242404-3-12-2-623
New York175482122-14-2-21-2-619
Atlanta183962125-42-3-21-6-418
Chicago184592029-94-4-40-1-517
Inter Miami CF164481526-112-2-52-2-316
FC Cincinnati173771830-120-4-33-3-416
Toronto FC183692338-151-5-22-1-715
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Sporting KC1810443320135-3-15-1-334
Seattle189632614125-4-24-2-133
Los Angeles181026292817-1-23-1-432
Colorado16844221665-3-13-1-328
Minnesota17755212106-1-21-4-326
Portland177282329-66-1-21-1-623
Los Angeles FC186572425-14-4-22-1-523
Real Salt Lake17566262063-4-22-2-421
FC Dallas185672325-24-5-01-1-721
San Jose185672127-63-1-42-5-321
Houston183961925-63-4-00-5-618
Austin174491320-72-2-32-2-616
Vancouver173771928-93-2-30-5-416

X – Clinched Playoff Spot,  Y – Clinched Conference

WNBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Connecticut Sun146.7008-16-59-36-42 W
Chicago Sky1010.5004.03-67-48-47-32 L
New York Liberty1011.4764.55-55-65-84-62 L
Washington Mystics810.4445.05-43-65-65-51 W
Atlanta Dream613.3167.53-73-65-62-84 L
Indiana Fever416.20010.03-81-84-93-73 W
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Seattle Storm165.7628-38-28-47-31 W
Las Vegas Aces156.7141.08-37-38-47-31 W
Minnesota Lynx127.6323.06-36-48-48-27 W
Phoenix Mercury910.4746.03-76-36-74-61 L
Dallas Wings912.4297.04-55-76-74-63 L
Los Angeles Sparks613.3169.04-72-61-112-86 L