NBA SCOREBOARD

Oklahoma City 95 Cleveland 86

Detroit 103 Orlando 96

New York 112 Atlanta 107

Miami 95 San Antonio 88

New Orleans 107 Chicago 98

Philadelphia 100 Indiana 94

Memphis 89 Denver 87

Utah 117 Dallas 102

Toronto 114 Sacramento 105

LA Lakers 114 Minnesota 110

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL– TOP 25

#20 TCU 66 Bakersfield 61…Desmond Bane 14 points/10 rebounds

ELSEWHERE

Ohio State 64 Cincinnati 56

Dayton 78 N. Florida 70

Wright State 96 Western Carolina 73

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL – TOP 25

#7 Stanford 71 UC Davis 43

#17 North Carolina State 77 Belmont 62

#20 Texas A&M 65 Rice 54

ELSEWHERE

Purdue 80 Ball State 38

Indiana 68 Milwaukee 66

Indiana State 62 Marshall 53

Kentucky 87 Alabama State 35

Murray State 81 Evansville 53

Xavier 91 Chicago State 56

Illinois Chicago 75 Valparaiso 65

 

Olivet Nazarene 101 IU East 64

IU EAST RELEASE

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The Indiana University East women’s basketball team dropped an

101-64 decision at NAIA Division II No. 18 Olivet Nazarene University on Nov. 7.

IU East is 0-3. Olivet Nazarene is 1-3.

IU East hosts No. 14 University of Saint Francis (Ind.) on Nov. 10 at 5 p.m. on

Lingle Court.

A ceremony honoring the IU East basketball All-Americans who graduated this past

spring – Tia King, Lucas Huffman and Jacoby Claypool – will be held before warmups

for the IU East-Saint Francis game.

 

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Washington 2 Pittsburgh 1

Nashville 4 Colorado 1

Anaheim 3 Calgary 2

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Miami Ohio 38 Ohio 28

Northern Illinois 38 Toledo 15

 

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL

Boonville                                           55                                         Pike Central                       48

Calumet                                             63                                         Hammond Gavit               44

Elwood                                              43                                         North Montgomery         36

Fishers                                                67                                         Anderson                            48

Hebron                                               49                                         Boone Grove                     35

Indianapolis Ritter                          53                                         Lebanon                             49 OT

Indianapolis Tindley                       63                                         Indianapolis Herron         29

Madison-Grant                                 48                                         Wes-Del                              20

New Palestine                                  74                                         Greenwood                        31

Portage                                              65                                         Griffith                                38

Rochester                                          54                                         Twin Lakes                         39

South Dearborn                               56                                         Hauser                                38

Taylor                                                 57                                         Kokomo                              34

Warsaw                                             52                                         Manchester                       35

 

 

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL COACHES POLLS

4A

1 Warren Central (7) 86

2 Homestead (2) 83

3 North Central (1) 77

4 Bedford North Lawrence 53

5 Lawrence North 51

6 Hamilton Southeastern 48

7 Jeffersonville 42

8 Zionsville 21

8 Penn 21

10 Brownsburg 16

3A

1 Northwestern (12) 120

2 Greensburg 85

3 Salem 80

4 Fort Wayne Concordia 66

5 Angola 60

6 Evansville Memorial 44

7 Danville 40

8 Vincennes Lincoln 35

9 Norwell 34

10 Mishawaka 33

2A

1 Winchester (5) 93

2 Oak Hill (3) 87

3 Central Noble (2) 83

4 Triton-Central 61

5 Paoli 54

6 Eastern Pekin 45

7 Monroe Central 38

8 Austin 28

9 Evansville Mater Dei 23

10 South Ripley 10

1A

1 Vincennes Rivet (5) 95

2 MC Marquette (5) 92

3 Northfield 75

4 University 63

5 Trinity Lutheran 54

6 Oregon-Davis 34

7 Loogootee 33

8 Jac-Cen-Del 26

9 West Washington 23

10 Morristown 18

 

INDIANA HS FOOTBALL REGIONAL MATCH-UPS

CLASS 6A

Crown Point [5-6] at Valparaiso [9-2]

Fort Wayne Snider [9-2] at Carmel [9-2]

Warren Central [11-0] at North Central (Indianapolis) [9-2]

Avon [9-2] at Center Grove [8-3]

 

CLASS 5A

Concord [6-5] at Michigan City [9-2]

New Palestine [11-0] at Harrison (West Lafayette) [6-5]

Bloomington South [6-5] at Decatur Central [10-1]

Castle [7-4] at Columbus East [10-2]

 

CLASS 4A

Lowell [10-2] at Mishawaka [11-1]

Angola [12-0] at Fort Wayne Dwenger [11-1]

Mooresville [11-1] at Marion [12-0]

Evansville Central [11-1] at East Central [11-1]

 

CLASS 3A

Brebeuf Jesuit [10-2] at West Lafayette [12-0]

Mishawaka Marian [8-4] at Fort Wayne Luers [8-4]

Tri-West [8-4] at Indianapolis Chatard [10-2]

Brownstown Central [11-1] at Evansville Memorial [12-0]

 

CLASS 2A

Whiting [12-0] at Bremen [10-2]

Eastbrook [11-1] at Lapel [8-4]

Western Boone [12-0] at Indianapolis Scecina [11-1]

Paoli [12-0] at Southridge [9-3]

 

CLASS 1A

Pioneer [12-0] at Triton [9-3]

Adams Central [12-0] at Monroe Central [10-2]

Indianapolis Lutheran [9-3] at South Putnam [6-6]

North Central (Farmersburg) [9-1] at North Vermillion [11-1]

 

IU EAST SOCCER

IU EAST RELEASE

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – IU East will get an opportunity to play for a title.

The Red Wolves defeated No. 1 seed Point Park University 2-1 in the River States

Conference Women’s Soccer Championship Semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

It will be the first championship soccer match in school history for IU East women’s

soccer.

No. 5 IU East scored led 1-0 at the intermission before both teams added goals in

the second half.

Indiana University East is 12-4-3, while Point Park is now 11-8-0.

Evie Stepaniak scored the first goal at 30:31

Kayla Amidon added what turned out to be the game-winning goal at 47:09.

Point Park cut the lead in half with a score at 60:13.

IU East goalkeeper Amanda Nicholson had nine saves.

The Red Wolves are 5-3-2 on the road this season.

Stepaniak tops IU east with 12 goals this season.

Amidon now has two goals for the Red Wolves. Her first score came against Carlow

University.

IU East travels to second-seeded Asbury University for the championship contest on

Saturday, Nov. 10. The match begins at 5 p.m.

Asbury defeated Carlow 1-0 to punch its ticket to the finals. IU East and Asbury

tied 3-3 during the regular season.

 

RIO GRANDE, Ohio – Indiana University East had its season come to an end with a 2-0

loss at No. 1 University of Rio Grande in the River States Conference Men’s Soccer

Championship Semifinals on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The top-seeded RedStorm scored a goal in each half to advance to the title affair

against WVU Tech on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Indiana University East is 10-10-0, while Rio Grande is 17-0-0.

Harry Reilly scored a goal in each half for the No. 1 team in the nation.

IU East goalkeeper Gianluca Marchetti had six saves.

Denis Herrera led the Red Wolves with two shots.

The Red Wolves had their seven-match winning streak snapped.

IU East established a new season mark with 10 victories this fall.

The Red Wolves had a 3-6-0 record on the road in 2018.

 

TOP HEADLINES

Saints sign ex-Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant has found a new team, agreeing to join the already prolific offense of the surging New Orleans Saints.

The former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver, who has been looking for an NFL home since becoming a free agent in April, will now have a chance to catch passes from one of the most prolific quarterbacks in NFL history in New Orleans’ Drew Brees.

“There is certainly a skillset that he has that is going to be beneficial. So I look forward to getting to work with him. I look forward to building a rapport with him. I look forward to getting him involved in this offense and just become a complement to all the guys that we already have,” Brees said. “He’ll be a great addition.”

The 30-year-old Bryant and the Saints agreed to contract terms on Wednesday, and it remains unclear to what extent Bryant will play when New Orleans visits Cincinnati on Sunday.

Bryant spent his first eight years in the NFL with Dallas and last season caught 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns, including a 50-yard scoring play, for the Cowboys.

However, his professional reputation has been marred at times by public confrontations with coaches and teammates during games and practices.

Veteran Saints tight end Ben Watson said players in New Orleans’ locker room must guard against pre-judging Bryant based on superficial observations from old television clips without knowing all the facts or how Bryant has evolved personally since.

“I don’t know Dez. I wasn’t in the locker room with him in Dallas. I don’t know all the dynamics,” Watson said. “I also don’t know what’s transpired with him personally since that situation. So the great thing about a locker room, I think, is we take guys in and we say, `Hey, what are you like now?'”

Seeking salary cap relief, the Cowboys released Bryant after last season with two years remaining on the receiver’s five-year, $70 million contract.

 

NFL fines Dolphins and Gase for injury report violation

The NFL has fined the Miami Dolphins $30,000 and coach Adam Gase $15,000 for an injury report violation a month ago involving quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

The Dolphins listed Tannehill as participating fully in practice on the Thursday before the Week 6 game against Chicago. In fact, Tannehill was limited because of a throwing shoulder injury that forced him to miss the game, and he hasn’t played since.

“We have been fully cooperative and transparent with the NFL throughout this process,” the Dolphins said in a statement Wednesday. “We received the penalties imposed and will have no further comment.”

Tannehill will miss his fifth game in a row Sunday when Miami plays at Green Bay.

 

Jets’ Darnold has strained foot, could miss game vs. Bills

Sam Darnold could be headed for the sideline this week – and maybe longer.

The New York Jets rookie quarterback has a strained right foot, coach Todd Bowles announced Wednesday, leaving Darnold’s status for the team’s game Sunday against Buffalo in doubt.

“It’s just adversity,” Darnold said after practice. “You’ve just got to deal with it, get better as soon as possible, get back on the field as soon as possible.”

Bowles said it was too early to rule out Darnold for the game, and clarified that the injury was a strain – not a sprain, contrary to published reports.

“They’ve got him listed as day to day,” Bowles said.

Darnold was surprisingly wearing a boot on his foot at the start of practice Wednesday, and watched in sweats and a green Jets cap as McCown and Davis Webb, currently on the practice squad, threw passes in individual drills.

“Obviously, I want to be out there with the guys,” Darnold said. “I want to go out there and play. Hopefully, if I’m able to go out there and play Sunday, I will. If not, I’m just going to treat it as another learning experience. When adversity hits, it’s up to me how to respond. That’s all I can worry about.”

Darnold was injured during the Jets’ 13-6 loss at Miami last Sunday , possibly on a fourth-quarter sack by Cameron Wake in which the quarterback came up limping. He took a few other big hits, so he was uncertain as to when the injury occurred.

 

Browns GM Dorsey to lead search for team’s next coach

Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam will count on John Dorsey’s keen eye for talent to find a coach.

Cleveland’s general manager since December, Dorsey will head the team’s search for a coach to replace Hue Jackson, who was finally fired last month after winning just three of 40 games over two-plus seasons.

It was assumed Dorsey would lead the pursuit for Jackson’s successor, and vice president of communications Peter John-Baptiste confirmed that Wednesday night to dispel speculation the Haslams were going to handle the duties themselves. Dorsey will collaborate with ownership in hiring the Browns’ ninth coach since 1999, John-Baptiste said.

Dorsey has significantly overhauled Cleveland’s roster since he was hired last year after the Haslams dismissed head of football operations Sashi Brown. Although Dorsey has never been in charge of hiring a coach, the Haslams are turning to their top football executive to help them find a replacement for Jackson, who was brought back for a third season despite going 1-31 in his first two.

Jackson was the third coach fired by the Haslams since they took over the franchise in 2012. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was also let go by Jimmy Haslam, who cited “internal discord” as the chief reason behind his decision.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is serving as Cleveland’s interim coach, and could move into consideration for the full-time gig if the Browns (2-6-1) play well the rest of this season.

Dorsey will likely lean on his deep NFL connections to find a coach. He previously worked in Green Bay and Kansas City.

While Dorsey is expected to make some contacts, it’s unlikely he’ll hire his coach until the Browns complete their season.

There are already names bouncing around as possible candidates, including Chiefs assistants Eric Bieniemy and Dave Toub and Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

 

Dodgers exercise Roberts’ option while eyeing long-term deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers have exercised their option on Dave Roberts’ contract for 2019 while continuing to work on a long-term deal for the manager who has taken the team to consecutive World Series.

Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers president of baseball operations, says the team is “optimistic about working something out long-term.”

“The reason that we’ve kind of slowed down a little bit is we’ve got a lot of coaching staff decisions to make and interviews,” Friedman said Wednesday at the general manager’s meetings. “I think it speaks more to the optimism that something is going to definitely get done and allows us to kind of focus on what we need to near-term.”

Roberts just finished his third season as the Dodgers’ skipper, when Los Angeles lost the World Series in five games to the Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers lost the 2017 World Series in seven games to the Houston Astros.

He has led the Dodgers to seasons of 91, 104 and 92 wins, and is 287-200 overall.

 

White Sox extend manager Rick Renteria’s contract past 2019

The rebuilding Chicago White Sox have extended manager Rick Renteria’s contract.

General manager Rick Hahn declined to give specifics Wednesday other than the extension goes past 2019, when Renteria’s original three-year deal was set to end.

Renteria is 129-195 in two seasons with the White Sox, including 62-100 this year. Prior to being hired, he managed the Chicago Cubs to a 73-89 record in 2014.

Hahn said Renteria, 56, is a great fit with the young White Sox.

“We felt at the time we hired him he was the right guy to begin the early processes of this rebuild and then stay with us through the time we think we’re able to contend for championships,” Hahn said at the general managers’ meetings. “On the front end, on the rebuild part, at the core, he’s a teacher. … As we eventually move into a phase where we’re ready to win and have a roster that’s capable of winning championships, we believe he’s the right guy in terms of the culture he’s created and the accountability he’s created and the ability to steward a championship-caliber club.”

The White Sox haven’t had a winning season since 2012. They last made the playoffs in 2008, losing to Tampa Bay in the AL Division Series.

 

76ers put end to road struggles with 100-94 win at Indiana

The Philadelphia 76ers finally found a solution to their road woes Wednesday night.

Start fast and finish strong.

Joel Embiid scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Ben Simmons flirted with a triple double, leading the 76ers past Indiana 100-94 for their first non-home court victory this season.

“I’m excited that we got our first road win this year,” coach Brent Brown said. “We were pleased to get a win, especially after a performance we wanted to forget (at Brooklyn).”

The splits coming into the game were astonishing.

Despite going 6-0 at home, the 76ers were 0-5 on the road, losing by an average of 15.2 points. And they had lost eight straight at Indiana, dating to a victory on April 17, 2013.

So just three nights after an inexplicable 25-point loss at Brooklyn, Embiid, Simmons and their teammates felt right at home in one of coach Brent Brown’s favorite NBA arenas.

Embiid collected his league-high 11th double-double on what he called an off night. Simmons had 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists and Dario Saric scored a season-high 18 points by going 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.

And they did it by simply sticking to the plan.

They quickly jumped to a 19-9 lead, weathered Indiana’s rally, then regained control by closing the third quarter on a 6-1 flurry and opened the fourth with a decisive 16-7 run. When it ended on Simmons’ breakaway layup with 6:04 to play, Philadelphia led 94-77.

 

Leonard returns to help Raptors improve to NBA-best 11-1

Kawhi Leonard isn’t making a big deal out of Toronto’s NBA-best 11-1 start. He’s trying to stay focused on the nuances of coach Nick Nurse’s offense.

Once that happens, Leonard says, the Raptors will really get rolling.

Leonard had 25 points and 11 rebounds in his return from an ankle injury, and Toronto beat the Sacramento Kings 114-105 on Wednesday night.

Pascal Siakam scored 21 points, Serge Ibaka had 14 points and 14 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry added 16 points and eight assists for the Raptors.

“This isn’t our ceiling,” Leonard said. “With me not even knowing some of the offense, we have Kyle in the game most of the time. Once I start learning the offense, I can give him a little break and let him get some easier shots. I don’t really know the offense in and out yet.”

Toronto has won five straight since its lone loss this season at Milwaukee on Oct. 29.

The Raptors pulled away against the Kings despite 23 turnovers.

“We were lucky to come out with this one,” Danny Green said. “You look up and down the line, the only thing we beat them in was rebounding. That’s a good sign for us, to show how good this team can be.”

Leonard sat out the previous two games and got off to a sluggish start early against the Kings before helping Toronto pull away.

The two-time All-Star scored 10 points in the second quarter and 10 in the third, including a soaring, one-handed dunk through traffic. Leonard also made a pivotal 3-pointer in the fourth after Sacramento had pulled to 106-99.

 

Whiteside dominates, Heat top Spurs 95-88

Hassan Whiteside wants a recount.

Even if that doesn’t happen, he finally knows what it’s like to beat San Antonio.

Whiteside had 29 points, 20 rebounds and an NBA season-high nine blocked shots – he thinks it was 10, and some of his teammates and coaches feel the same way. That was all the Miami Heat had to fret about Wednesday night, after they snapped a four-year drought against San Antonio by beating the Spurs 95-88.

“It would have been pretty cool for him to get that triple-double,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “But the context of his winning plays had nothing to do with the stat line. When he brings that kind of intensity, competitiveness, the defensive efforts … we’re clearly a different team.”

Spoelstra’s postgame news conference was interrupted by a crasher – Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who burst through a side door.

“That’s baloney. Everything he just said is pure crap,” Popovich said, before jumping onto the platform where Spoelstra was speaking and giving the Heat coach a hug.

The coaches laughed, and Popovich then said “go to hell” before walking out.

So everyone left happy.

Whiteside just left happier than most, even without his triple-double.

“Whoever’s got to review it, review it,” Whiteside said.

Many numbers were without dispute: The Spurs shot 33 percent, their lowest in a regular-season game since 2008, and connected on only 29 percent of their 2-point tries.

“We all have nights like these,” said San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, who had six points on 2-for-14 shooting. “Hopefully they’re few and far between.”

 

Harvick’s championship berth spoiled by NASCAR inspectors

Kevin Harvick’s bid for a second NASCAR title suffered a massive setback when he was stripped of his berth in the championship race after series inspectors found his winning car from Texas Motor Speedway had been deliberately altered to give him a performance advantage.

NASCAR said Wednesday night it believes Harvick’s spoiler was intentionally offset to the right to give the Ford an aerodynamic advantage when he drove through the corners at Texas. NASCAR can’t prove if Stewart-Haas Racing made its own spoiler or altered one from its manufacturer, but senior vice president of competition Scott Miller said the penalty is the same in either case.

The illegal spoiler was not found until the No. 4 Ford received a thorough inspection at NASCAR’s Research and Development Center when it was returned to North Carolina after Sunday’s race. An inspector at Texas thought the spoiler looked off, but Miller said it had to be removed from the car. Once that happened, it was “100 percent, as black and white as it gets,” Miller said.

Spoilers will be checked at Phoenix this weekend, Miller said, and NASCAR will likely ramp up its penalties next year.

“We need to change the culture to where we don’t have to play this cat and mouse game with the teams,” Miller said. “It’s getting borderline ridiculous.”

The whopping penalty negated the automatic berth Harvick earned into NASCAR’s version of a final four. In addition to losing his spot in next weekend’s finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Harvick must also close out the final two races of the season without crew chief Rodney Childers and car chief Robert Smith. Both were suspended for two races. Childers also was fined $75,000.

 

Maryland fires 2 trainers involved in treatment of McNair

The fallout at the University of Maryland following the death of Jordan McNair continued with the dismissal of two trainers involved in the player’s treatment after he collapsed on the practice field in late May.

Head coach DJ Durkin was fired last week after being reinstated from paid administrative leave for one day.

Maryland has not formally announced the firing of the two trainers who were on paid leave, and has never released their names. However, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press in August that football athletic trainer Wes Robinson and director of athletic training Steve Nordwall had been placed on leave following McNair’s death.

Athletic department spokesman Dustin Semonavick said Wednesday, “The trainers that were previously on administrative leave are no longer employed at the university.”

Robinson and Nordwall were put on leave while the school launched an external investigation into the death of McNair, an offensive lineman who was overcome by heat and exhaustion on May 29 and died on June 13.

Rick Court, the head of strength and conditioning, resigned in August.

Since McNair’s death, the school has had several embarrassing missteps in efforts to address mistakes that were made.

The university launched independent investigations into his treatment on the scene and the culture of the football program. The report on the handling of McNair determined that he was not provided the necessary aid and that the trainers waited too long to contact emergency medical personnel.

Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer and sports medicine consultant who led the investigation, said more than an hour and a half elapsed between the time McNair collapsed and the departure of the ambulance from the campus.

 

No deal: Mayweather says he never agreed to bout in Japan

Floyd Mayweather has called off his bout with Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and says he was “blindsided” by promoters of the proposed New Year’s Eve event.

Mayweather posted a statement on Instagram saying: “First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa.”

Mayweather attended a news conference in Tokyo on Monday, when the Dec. 31 fight against the 20-year-old kickboxer was announced.

“Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately,” Mayweather posted. “I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval.”

The 41-year-old Mayweather is 50-0 in his boxing career. He has never fought professionally under MMA rules, although he did have a lucrative win over MMA fighter Conor McGregor last year.

Japanese promoter the RIZIN Fighting Federation announced promotion on Monday but said the rules and the weight class had not been determined.

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL TOP 25 GAME NOTES:

THURSDAY

WAKE FOREST AT #14 NORTH CAROLINA STATE

  • This will be the 112th meeting between these teams (NC State’s most games vs. any opponent) — the Wolfpack hold a 66-39-6 advantage in the series all-time. Last season, NC State held the ball for 41:07 and outgained the Demon Deacons by 168 yards on offense (502-334), but lost 30-24.
  • Wake Forest has allowed 4442 yards from scrimmage this season (493.6 per game), fourth most among Power 5 teams. They and their opponents are combining for 947 yards per game, while NC State and its opponents have combined for 855 yards per game — those rank first and third in the ACC, respectively.
  • Against Syracuse last week, Sam Hartman had his second game of the season totalling 275+ passing yards and 50+ rushing yards. He is on a short list of Power 5 quarterbacks to do this in multiple games: Kyler Murray (four times), Adrian Martinez and Jordan Ta’amu (three each), and Sam Ehlinger (twice).
  • NC State scored a season-high 47 points against Florida State last week, but its 417 yards of offense marked its third-lowest total of the season. The Wolfpack have allowed 733 rushing yards this season, third fewest of any team in the FBS.
  • Ryan Finley ranks sixth among Power 5 quarterbacks with 311.3 passing yards per game (min. 75 percent of team games played). He has taken just four sacks this season, tied with Tua Tagovailoa for the fewest of any Power 5 quarterback (min. 150 attempts).