HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL – NCC/AREA
New Haven 8 Richmond 5
Richmond vs. Jay County PPD
Lafayette Jeff 8 Marion 4
Huntington North 4 Anderson 3 (10)
Huntington North 10 Anderson 6
Kokomo 11 Muncie Central 1
Kokomo 19 Muncie Central 1
Union County 12 Seton Catholic 1
Union County 12 Seton Catholic 0
Knightstown 15 Tri 4
Shenandoah 13 Blue River 1
South Adams 9 Northeastern 1
South Adams 13 Northeastern 6
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL – NCC/AREA
Harrison 2 Kankakee Valley 1
Mount Vernon 10 Centerville 0
Shenandoah 5 Knightstown 0
Liberty Christian 5 Seton Catholic 1
Knightstown 19 Blue River 6
Tri 20 Blue River 0
Tri 3 Shenandoah 1
HIGH SCHOOL GOLF
Richmond at Muncie Central Invite – 393
- Miller: 76
- Click: 113
- Eastridge: 106
- Weber: 100
- Steele: 111
TEC GOLF BOYS TOURNAMENT
Union County 324
Union City 404
All-TEC Golf Team
- Carson Orr (Hagerstown) 74
- Tyler Osborne (Union County) 75
- Kyle Cochran (Hagerstown) 77
- Cameron Woods (Union County) 78
- Caleb Cochran (Hagerstown) 79
- Konner Fabrick (Tri High) 81
- Sam Roberts (Centerville) 81
- Jakob Shue (Northeastern) 81
- Hunter Morgan (Centerville) 82
- Cody Peters (Union County) 82
#16 Georgia 3 #6 Arkansas 2
#15 Texas Tech 7 #24 Oklahoma State 3
#21 Coastal Carolina 10 Appalachian State 4
#21 Coastal Carolina 10 Appalachian State 5
#2 Oregon State 8 USC 1
#10 Duke 12 Georgia Tech 5
#5 Ole Miss 10 Alabama 8
#14 Southern Mississippi 18 Marshall 9
Mississippi State 13 #1 Florida 6
#8 Clemson 5 Pittsburgh 0
#18 UCLA 15 Oregon 1
#4 North Carolina State 5 #11 Florida State 3
#7 North Carolina 6 Virginia Tech 1
#17 Texas 7 TCU 3
#25 South Carolina 10 Texas A&M 1
#3 Stanford 9 Washington State 6
South Carolina Upstate at #13 Stetson canceled
Vanderbilt 9 #19 Kentucky 6
Indiana 13 Maryland 3
Purdue 6 Michigan 3 (suspended game)
Purdue 2 Michigan 1
Ball State 6 Western Michigan 4
Dayton 8 Davidson 6
Dayton 12 Davidson 1
Central Michigan 4 Ohio 2
Xavier 8 Villanova 6
Wright State 22 Northern Kentucky 2
Indiana State 8 Valparaiso 2
Michigan State 8 Ohio State 3
Louisville 10 Notre Dame 7
Nebraska 11 Illinois 8
Oral Roberts 6 Fort Wayne 1
Illinois State 14 Evansville 11
Northern Illinois 6 Eastern Michigan 3
Minnesota at Rutgers canceled
Belmont 7 Northwestern 5
Iowa 8 Penn State 4
NCAA COLLEGE REGIONAL SOFTBALL SCORES
Kentucky 10 Illinois Chicago 1
Tennessee 12 James Madison 3
Florida State 2 Auburn 1 (8)
Georgia 12 Northwestern 0
Texas A&M 10 McNeese State 1
Liberty 3 South Carolina 1
LSU 1 Houston 0
Alabama 9 Wisconsin 1
Ohio 4 Monmouth 0
Florida 10 Ohio State 2
Arkansas 5 Wichita State 0
Jacksonville State 5 Kennesaw State 3 (10)
California 10 Harvard 1
South Florida 3 Bethune-Cookman 0
Hofstra 6 North Carolina Greensboro 0
Louisiana 15 Fordham 3
Jacksonville State 3 Auburn 2
Arizona State 7 Mississippi 1
Baylor 9 Prairie View A&M 0
Ohio 7 James Madison 3
Cal State Fullerton 3 UCLA 2 (9)
Oregon State 4 Middle Tennessee State 0
Arizona 6 North Dakota State 0
Oklahoma 8 Tulsa 0
Northwestern 4 California 3
Louisiana 7 Houston 2
Oklahoma State 6 DePaul 0
Washington 2 Texas 1
Oregon 3 Drake 0
South Carolina 5 Hofstra 4
Michigan 6 Illinois Chicago 0
Minnesota 11 Boise State 3
Wichita state 5 Oklahoma State 4
Mississippi State 11 St. Francis PA 5
Baylor 6 McNeese State 0
Missouri 10 Boston 8
Ohio State 3 S. Florida 2
Texas State 8 Sacramento State 4
Long Beach State 9 New Mexico State 0
Oregon State 5 Wisconsin 1
UCLA 14 Texas State 1
Mississippi 1 Long Beach State 0
Kentucky 10 Notre Dame 0
Mississippi State 12 North Dakota State 0
Minnesota 3 Texas 0
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Milwaukee 5 Minnesota 4
Oakland 5 Toronto 4
Cleveland 5 Houston 4
Boston 6 Baltimore 3
Chicago White Sox 5 Texas 3
NY Yankees 8 Kansas City 3
Tampa Bay 5 LA Angels 3
Seattle 7 Detroit 2
Cincinnati 5 Chicago Cubs 4 (11)
Chicago Cubs 10 Cincinnati 0
LA Dodgers 4 Washington 1
Philadelphia 7 St. Louis 6
San Francisco 9 Colorado 4
San Diego 6 Pittsburgh 2
Atlanta 8 Miami 1
NY Mets 5 Arizona 4
LA Dodgers 5 Washington 4
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Durham 10 Indianapolis 7
Dayton 5 Great Lakes 3
Ft. Wayne 5 South Bend 4
Cleveland 116 Boston 86
Tampa Bay 3 Washington 2
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
New York City 4 Colorado 0
Portland 2 Los Angeles 1
Dallas 2 Vancouver 2
Columbus 1 New England 0
Philadelphia 4 Real Salt Lake 1
DC 3 San Jose 1
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
Bethlehem Steel 2 Indy Eleven 1
INDY 500 DAY 1 QUALIFYING-TOP 33
Helio Castroneves, 228.919
Ed Carpenter, 228.692
Simon Pagenaud, 228.304
Will Power, 228.194
Sebastien Bourdais, 228.09
Spencer Pigot, 228.052
Josef Newgarden, 228.049
Scott Dixon, 227.782
Danica Patrick, 227.61
Alexander Rossi, 227.561
Tony Kanaan, 227.508
Matheus Leist, 227.441
Ed Jones, 226.995
Ryan Hunter-Reay, 226.952
Carlos Munoz, 226.6
JR Hildebrand, 226.499
Marco Andretti, 226.154
Jay Howard, 226.098
Sage Karam, 226.065
Robert Wickens, 225.955
Kyle Kaiser, 225.934
Stefan Wilson, 225.909
Gabby Chaves, 225.808
Zach Veach, 225.805
Charlie Kimball, 225.752
Zachary Claman De Melo, 225.722
Jack Harvey, 225.72
Max Chilton, 225.666
Takuma Sato, 225.513
Graham Rahal, 225.407
Oriol Servia, 225.007
Conor Daly, 224.874
James Davison, 224.798
Helio, Danica move on; Hinchcliffe is bumped from Indy 500
IndyCar’s marquee names turned a day of qualifying for the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” into a throwback, nail-biting, bumping affair.
Helio Castroneves, seeking a redemptive record-tying fourth victory, was fastest around Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Danica Patrick was fast, too, and she averaged 227.610 mph to snag the ninth and final spot in the next round of qualifying, the Fast Nine. But this was a full field for the first time in years, and it meant two drivers weren’t making next Sunday’s show.
Never did the renewed bumping expect to be a threat to James Hinchcliffe, one of IndyCar’s top drivers, a popular Canadian, and a celebrity from his stint as runner-up on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” show.
Add in this is the final Indy 500 on ABC, ending a partnership that started in 1965 and is second in sports only to CBS and the Masters. The network has been a strong partner for tiny IndyCar, and it helped turn Hinchcliffe and Castroneves into crossover stars.
And no one expected trouble for Pippa Mann, a perennial presence in the Indy 500. The British driver spends her entire year working to raise the money to run the Indy 500.
Yet after a day of bumping, it was Hinchcliffe and Mann who were surprisingly sidelined.
“It was devastating in every way possible,” said Hinchcliffe, who is fifth in the IndyCar standings and a full-time series racer for an anchor team. “We came here with big expectations and high hopes. We didn’t have Fast Nine speed but we didn’t think we’d miss the race.
“It’s Indy and we finally have bumping again and everyone was thrilled about it. Well, I’m a lot less thrilled about it.”
Hinchcliffe nearly lost his life at Indy in a 2015 crash in which he was pierced in an artery and would have bled to death if not for IndyCar’s standard-setting medical staff. He missed the race that year, but otherwise is a staple of the series.
Mann is a one-off. She races whatever events she can scrape together the funds to buy an open seat, and Indy is her yearlong pursuit. Without her in the field, the Indy 500 will have just one woman in the field, Patrick, at the time her return to American open wheel’s crown jewel event is being celebrated. Patrick is retiring after this Indy 500, her first since 2011 because of a brief and unsuccessful move to NASCAR. Back for the second leg of a farewell in “The Danica Double” she’s bookended Indy with the Daytona 500 on a two-race goodbye tour.
There’s a chance IndyCar could intervene. The standard is 33 cars, but the Indy 500 is only race that matters to the IndyCar elite and it had a 35 car field in 1997. So the hand-wringing could be real as purists wonder if Tony George, head of the family that owns all things-Indy, can force an exception to get Hinchcliffe and Mann in the field.
“Should they just start everyone? To me, I’m definitely a traditionalist,” said Ed Carpenter, son of George and the owner of Patrick’s car. “As tough as it is to watch a guy like Hinch, who has had great moments here, really tough moments, I feel for him, I feel for Pippa. We’ve all worked very hard to be here. I really feel for them.
“At the same time, Indianapolis, that’s part of the lure of what makes this race so special and important to all of us. Growing up around this event, seeing years where Team Penske struggled and missed the race, Bobby Rahal missed the race one year, it’s happened to great teams.”
The absence of Hinch and Mann is as surprising as the run by Patrick, who would have been content qualifying with something in the middle of the pack. Instead, her four-lap average around the track earned her a slot among the nine drivers who will shoot it out Sunday for the pole. Her Chevrolet from Carpenter is fast, and Carpenter was second only to Castroneves. She’s now guaranteed a starting spot in the first three rows of her final Indy 500.
“I have high expectations for doing well here,” said Patrick, the only woman to lead laps in the Indy 500 and Daytona 500. “But to think that I was going to come back and be in the Fast Nine right off the bat, I mean, I’m going to tell you … I definitely am relieved.”
It was jubilation for Castroneves, who posted the best four-lap average of 228.919 mph to make a statement in the Penske Racing “Yellow Submarine.” Castroneves is a wildly popular Brazilian seeking a record-tying fourth victory. He’s been sidelined to sports cars this season by Penske, but he’s back home again in a car as bright and familiar at Indy as Castroneves’ yellow suit from his winning stint on “Dancing With The Stars.”
He’s a threat to win the pole, and maybe even the race.
Over the last 17 years, he has turned Indy’s tricky 2.5-mile oval into his personal proving ground. In addition to the three wins, he’s won four poles and had three runner-up finishes with Roger Penske’s powerhouse team.
All 33 spots for the May 27 race will be set Sunday.
All three of Castroneves’ teammates – 2016 series champion Simon Pagenaud, 2014 series champ Will Power and defending series champ Josef Newgarden – made the final nine. Pagenaud was third at 228.304, Power was fourth at 228.194 and Newgarden was seventh at 228.049.
Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais are the only Honda drivers in the shootout. Bourdais, who drives for Dale Coyne Racing, was fifth at 228.090. Dixon, of New Zealand and the star for Chip Ganassi, was eighth at 227.782.
Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win
Nothing can stop Kevin Harvick these days, not an experimental rules package or a field of racers with nothing but pride on the line, and the hottest driver in NASCAR scored a $1 million payday by winning the All-Star race.
Harvick’s win Saturday night came exactly 11 years to the day of his only other win in Charlotte Motor Speedway’s exhibition event. This time the victory is part of a raging hot streak that brought him into the All-Star race with five points race victories, including the last two.
It’s technically three in a row now, although the All-Star race is for cash only. But the stat sheet shows that Harvick has won six of the 13 races since the season-opening Daytona 500, and Ford drivers have eight of those wins.
“Everything is going our way,” Harvick said. “It’s kind of a game at this particular point.”
Because the All-Star race is a made-for-TV event, NASCAR could play with the rules and try to spice up a race that has been beyond boring the last 10 years. No amount of tinkering to the format or the rules could liven the event, so NASCAR made a radical change this time. The aerodynamic package included a controversial horsepower-sapping restrictor plate, and it slowed the cars into a tighter pack that allowed for increased passing.
The package Saturday night did make for better racing, but the same result: Harvick celebrating again. This time it was the 50th Cup victory for Stewart-Haas Racing.
“A lot of pushing and shoving. It reminded me a lot of IROC racing back in the day,” Harvick said, referring to the old all-star series that pitted champions from various series together in identically prepared cars. “We will see what everybody thinks and go from there.”
NASCAR was cautiously optimistic after the race and hesitant to make too quick of a judgment despite the positive feelings after the experiment.
Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive
Justify endured the most difficult race of his career and came away a step closer to becoming trainer Bob Baffert’s second Triple Crown champion in four years.
The heavy 2-5 favorite jumped out to the lead, surrendered it briefly to Good Magic and roared back, holding off several hard-charging challengers to win the Preakness through a cloud of fog on a sloppy, slippery track Saturday. Justify has the chance at the Belmont Stakes in New York on June 9 to do the same thing Baffert’s American Pharoah did in 2015.
“Right now, I don’t see why not,” Baffert said.
Just getting through the Preakness was a test for the Kentucky Derby champion. The start wasn’t a problem, but Derby runner-up Good Magic pushed Justify along the back stretch and Bravazo and Tenfold made up ground at the end before the wire.
“You could tell he was in a fight the whole way,” Baffert said. “He’s just a great horse to handle all that pressure and keep on running.”
As Baffert was praying for the wire at Pimlico, Justify won by a half-length. Bravazo edged Tenfold for third, and Good Magic was fourth, running out of gas at the end of the 1 3/16-mile race.
“It just wasn’t a good trip,” Good Magic trainer Chad Brown said. “I would have liked to see a different scenario, maybe where we’re just off the pace a little bit, we weren’t getting pressed on the fence the whole way. Disappointing.”
That almost happened to Justify, who won his first four races by a combined 21 1/2 lengths. Jockey Mike Smith was worried when he saw Good Magic over his shoulder and when Justify slipped early, and he was hoping there was enough left to get to the wire.
On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3
Before taking the floor, LeBron James stood in the hallway with his teammates outside Cleveland’s locker room and pounded his chest with both hands.
The Celtics got thumped next.
James had 27 points and 12 assists, Kevin Love added 14 rebounds and the Cavaliers looked like a different team on their home court, tightening the Eastern Conference finals with a 116-86 victory in Game 3 over Boston on Saturday night.
Outplayed during two losses in Boston, the Cavs used a three-day break in the series to regroup and re-grip this series. With James leading the way, they built a 19-point lead in the first quarter, pushed it to 30 in the second half and overpowered the Celtics, who fell to 1-5 on the road in the postseason.
Any discussion of Cleveland’s demise is premature. Kyle Korver made four of the team’s 17 3-pointers, six players scored in double figures and the Cavs, who have spent the season seeking chemistry and cohesion, were connected defensively.
“Even when things broke down, we just covered for one another,” James said. “We made them make extra passes. We made them make extra dribbles. We were flying around, and I just happened to be one of the guys on the floor that wanted to fly around as well.”
Game 4 is Monday night before the series returns to Boston.
Jaylen Brown was in foul trouble all night and scored just 10 for the Celtics after averaging 23 in the first two games. Jayson Tatum scored 18 and Terry Rozier 13 for Boston, which couldn’t match Cleveland in any aspect.
“They took it to us,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Point blank: They just outplayed us.”
Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2
The Tampa Bay Lightning are on the brink of a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
Coach Jon Cooper and his players say it won’t be easy to close the deal against the Washington Capitals.
“We haven’t won anything yet,” Cooper said Saturday night after Cedric Paquette scored in the opening minute and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 28 shots to help the Lightning hold off the Caps 3-2 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final.
Ondrej Palat and Ryan Callahan also scored as the home team won for the first time in the best-of-seven matchup, with Tampa Bay taking a 3-2 series lead and moving within one victory of advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for the second time in four seasons.
“Let’s be honest,” Cooper added. “You’ve got to get four, not three.”
The Capitals, in the conference final for the first time in the Alex Ovechkin era, have lost three straight after winning twice on the road to begin the series.
Ovechkin scored with 1:36 remaining, trimming what once was a three-goal lead to one, however Vasilevskiy made three more saves to finish the victory.
Hamilton’s walk-off walk in 11th lifts Reds over Cubs 5-4
Billy Hamilton tried not let the Cubs’ unusual defense rattle him.
Batting against a drawn-in, five-man infield, Hamilton drew a bases-loaded walk from Justin Wilson with no outs in the 11th inning and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted Chicago 5-4 Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
“If he threw a strike, I’d have to put the ball in play,” Hamilton said. “It’s kind of tough when you see a five-man infield and two guys playing up the middle. It gets you to thinking you’ve got to do something different, but you’ve got to relax.”
The benches cleared in the seventh when Javier Baez exchanged words with Reds reliever Amir Garrett after striking out to end the inning. The fracas was quickly broken up.
Baez hit a grand slam off Garrett last May. This time, Garrett shouted in celebration after fanning Baez, then stared at him and exchanged words.
“If you’re going to show somebody up, at least face up or man up and stay there,” Baez said. “Walk this way.”
“Right now, anybody can strike me out because I’m struggling,” he said.
Said Garrett: “I love the way he plays the game. But if you’re going to dish it, you’ve got to take it.”
The Reds topped a Chicago team that rallied three times to tie it but left 14 runners on base. Ian Happ homered, tripled and doubled for the Cubs, who drew a large contingent of fans to Great American Ball Park.
Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football
Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, looking to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns.
The quarterback signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and appeared at a news conference Saturday, ending months of speculation on his possible path back to the game.
“Made the decision today to sign my contract with the CFL and further my football career after a long break,” Manziel wrote on Twitter earlier in the day. “Very grateful for everyone that’s been supporting me along the way. I believe this is the best opportunity for me moving forward and I’m eager for what the future holds.”
His last game came at the end of the 2015 season. He now comes to a team coached by June Jones, a former NFL and college coach. Players report to training camp this weekend.
In 2016, a domestic assault charge against Manziel in Dallas was dismissed after he took an anger management course and participated in the NFL’s substance-abuse program. In a recent interview, he said he’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has stopped drinking.
The CFL has a policy on violence against women. The league said in a statement that in December it began a process to determine if Manziel could join the league.
Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge
Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams has been arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police responded to an accident involving his car and found Williams riding an electric bicycle on a road near his home.
Police in the Dallas suburb of Frisco say Williams’ Lamborghini left a roadway and struck a light pole near the team’s practice facility around 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Police say the driver had left the scene. Officers found Williams while investigating the crash.
Williams was released from jail on bond on the misdemeanor intoxication charge.
The 28-year-old Williams was expected to miss all the offseason workouts after breaking his right foot in January and having surgery. The Cowboys released Dez Bryant in a cost-cutting move while signing two free agents and drafting two more receivers.
The Cowboys and Williams’ agent didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital
Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell was released from a Seattle hospital Saturday after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.
Russell confirmed on Twitter that he went to the hospital late Friday. He didn’t say why.
Russell said in the light-hearted message, “As my wife likes to remind me, I don’t drink enough.”
He thanked fans for their concern and appeared to dismiss reports that the hospital visit was due to heart troubles.
Russell said in the message that his friends “know I don’t have a heart to give me trouble.”
The hospitalization was initially reported by TMZ, which said it was for dehydration.
The 84-year-old basketball great was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1975. He was an 11-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics and won five NBA MVP awards.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens was relieved to hear that Russell was OK.
“Yeah, that was obviously scary news and happy to hear that he’s doing better and he’s been released from the hospital,” Stevens said in Cleveland before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. “He’s the ultimate basketball winner. The way he impacted winning, the unselfishness of a teammate, what he stood for off the floor – everything about him. It’s an honor to get a chance to work for the Celtics. Those teams and those people from those teams – and obviously Bill Russell being one of those main people in Celtics history – are why it’s an honor to work for them, because of the bar they set for all of us.”
Stripling silences Harper, Nats in Dodgers’ 4-1 win
Ross Stripling only got to pitch the sixth inning against the Nationals because Logan Forsythe grounded out into a double play ahead of him, preventing manager Dave Roberts from pinch-hitting for the former reliever.
It worked out perfectly for Stripling and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Stripling struck out the side in the sixth to end his day by fanning five straight, Max Muncy drove in two runs and the Dodgers cruised to a 4-1 victory over Washington in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
“He went out there and executed the third time through (the lineup), which was great,” Roberts said. “He’s shown a lot. He has a lot of confidence in himself, as he should. He’s taking advantage of this and it absolutely has not gone unnoticed. It’s innings that we’ve needed from him.”
The Nationals were less concerned with having lost the game – their first loss since May 9, thanks in part to a weird, waterlogged week in which two games were postponed and one suspended – than about a potentially significant injury to Howie Kendrick.
The veteran left fielder went to the ground after catching a sacrifice fly by Muncy in the eighth. Kendrick, who’s hitting a team-leading .303, put no weight on his right leg and was taken off the field on a cart. Manager Dave Martinez called it a lower right leg injury and said Kendrick would have an MRI.
Rookie Wise joins Leishman for lead as wind blows at Nelson
The wind finally blew on the new Trinity Forest course at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Aaron Wise wasn’t rattled, not even by a bogey that dropped him into a tie for the lead on the final hole Saturday. Now the 21-year-old PGA Tour rookie is ready for another run at his first victory.
Wise shot a 3-under 68 to pull even with Marc Leishman, four shots ahead of Matt Jones and Kevin Na going into the final round.
It’s not the first time Wise has been in this position, though. Two weeks ago, he finished tied for second at the Wells Fargo Championship, two shots behind Jason Day.
Besides, Wise has won at every level – including the 2016 NCAA individual title while helping Oregon win the team championship just before turning pro. He was the first player in eight years to pull that NCAA double.
“There’s a little more pressure on it because there’s more people and it’s a bigger scene, but I felt like I did a great job of handling all that at Quail Hollow,” Wise said. “Being my second chance at it, I feel like it’s only going to be better than that.”
Leishman shot 69 after setting a 36-hole tournament record previously shared by Tiger Woods. The 34-year-old Australian had a career-best 61 in the opening round.