MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

San Diego 5 Seattle 4

Houston 5 Detroit 4

Tampa Bay 3 Cleveland 1

Oakland 10 Baltimore 0

Boston 1 Toronto 0

Minnesota 3 NY Yankees 0

Chicago White Sox 4 Kansas City 2 (12)

LA Angels 8 Texas 1

LA Dodgers 8 Cincinnati 1

Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 3

Atlanta 2 San Francisco 1

NY Mets 13 Miami 0

Miami at NY Mets postponed

Washington 5 Philadelphia 1

Milwaukee 5 Chicago Cubs 1

Colorado 5 Arizona 4

 

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

DC 2 Minnesota 1

 

UNITED STATES SOCCER

Penn FC 1 Indy Eleven 0

 

WNBA

Seattle 98 Washington 82

 

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Huntington University 3 IU East 1

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – The Indiana University East men’s soccer team fell 3-1 to

Huntington University on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

The Foresters scored a goal in the first half and then added another early in the

second period to take a 2-0 advantage.

The Red Wolves were able to cut the deficit in half before Huntington scored the

final tally of the contest.

IU East is 3-3. Huntington is 4-2.

Nathan Dove had an unassisted goal for the Red Wolves as he took advantage of a

miscue by Huntington.

Dove’s goal was his second of the season. He also has three assists, so he is now

second on the team with seven points. Denis Herrera has 12 points for IU East.

Aaron Gipson had a career-high 11 saves, with seven coming in the second half.

Herrera topped the Red Wolves with three shots and continues to lead the team with 26.

The Red Wolves travel to Goshen College Saturday, Sept. 15. The contest is scheduled

for 7 p.m.

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

Trine 3 Earlham 0

 

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Western Michigan 3 Cincinnati 1

Eastern Illinois 0 IUPUI 0 2OT

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Marietta 4 Earlham 2

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY

Ohio Wesleyan 2 Earlham 1 2OT

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

Seton 3 Christel House Academy 1

Seton Catholic survived a trip to Columbia Park to remain undefeated. Sam

Brenneke, Nick Berger, and Jaden Swiderek all scored for the Cardinals

while Will Brenneke had 11 saves as the Christel House attack attempted to

break through the back line.

Next stop for Seton Catholic, PAAC Championship match on Saturday,

from Freeman Park, kickoff at noon.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS

Hagerstown 4 Union County 1

1 singles Jacob Stansberry beat Jayden Bussell 6-4 6-3

2 singles zander Kottka lost to Luke Girdley 1-6 2-6

3 singles Alex Moore lost to Mason Pruitt 0-6 0-6

1 doubles Zeb Hall and Mason Hensley lost to Derek Davis and Noah Dale 0-6

0-6

2 doubles Grady swafford and Wyatt Mathews lost to Alec Shilling and Caleb

Neal 0-6 0-6

JV

1 singles Nick Collins lost to Josh Grams 2-8

 

Lincoln 3 Northeastern 2

#1 SINGLES  NATE IRWIN (N) DF MATHEW BERRY (L)  6-2, 6-1#2 SINGLES  MARK COX (L) DF

ELIJAH KENWORTHY (N)  6-1, 7-6 (7-2)#3 SINGLES  MICHAEL DALRYMPLE (L) DF ZACK

JAYKOSKI (N)  6-2, 6-3#1 DOUBLES  COHEN RAILSBACK & NICK GADDIS (N) DF ERICH VERNON

& HAYDEN PIERCE (L)  6-2, 6-1#2 DOUBLES  JACOB LONGO & BRANDON DURAN (L) DF ANDY

STEPHENS & JUSTIN BANE (N)  6-1, 6-2

 

Milan 5 Franklin County 0

Connersville 5 Rushville 0

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Centerville 3 Tri 0

Addie Walther and Sidne Thompson had 8 kills. Morgan Toschlog had 4 aces and

14 digs. Ally Staton had 28 assists. Centerville is now 11-5.

Centerville’s JV won in two against Tri 25-12, 25-15. Skyler Murray had 8 assists, 5
aces and 3 kills. Lilly Waters had 4 kills and Carly Heaslip had 5 digs for the
team. We are now 7-2. 

 

Connersville 3 Franklin County 0

Logansport 3 Knox 1

Kokomo 3 N. Miami 1

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF

Northeastern 238 Lincoln 244

  

TOP HEADLINES

Foles to start for Eagles vs Bucs; Wentz not cleared to play

Nick Foles made the right choice when he picked the Eagles over the Buccaneers last season.

Foles has a Super Bowl MVP award to show for a tough decision that came down to familiarity. Now he’ll get a chance to play against Tampa Bay on Sunday because Carson Wentz still isn’t ready to return from knee surgery.

“It was close,” Foles said about choosing to return to Philadelphia to play behind Wentz instead of going to the Buccaneers to be the backup for Jameis Winston. “My wife and I were weighing all options. She was pregnant. We decided Philly was our home once before, we loved it, we loved the people, we loved the city, and what better place to bring our daughter into the world.”

Foles had committed to Arizona State in high school when Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter was the coach of the Sun Devils. But the Philly connection won out.

He is 6-1 filling in since Wentz tore two knee ligaments in Week 14 last year. That record includes playoffs and the final regular-season game, in which Foles played only one quarter.

Foles was 19 of 34 for 117 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in Philadelphia’s 18-12 win over Atlanta last Thursday.

 

Roethlisberger hopeful balky elbow will be ready for Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hopes his balky right elbow will be good to go Sunday against Kansas City.

The 36-year-old says he banged his elbow on Pittsburgh’s next-to-last offensive snap during last week’s ugly tie in Cleveland. Roethlisberger fumbled on the following play after getting hit by Browns linebacker Genard Avery.

Roethlisberger declined to say whether he had an MRI exam on the elbow. He is unlikely to practice on Wednesday, though that is not unusual for the 15-year veteran. Roethlisberger had a difficult day overall against the Browns, throwing three interceptions and fumbling twice.

Second-year quarterback Josh Dobbs, who beat out veteran Landry Jones to serve as Roethlisberger’s primary backup, will run with the first team if Roethlisberger cannot practice.

Roethlisberger has missed just six games because of injury since the start of the 2013 season.

 

Bills will start rookie Josh Allen at QB against Chargers

Josh Allen has the big arm. He has the size. And, now, he has the opportunity to take over as Buffalo’s starting quarterback.

Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the rookie will make his first career start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Allen replaces second-year pro Nathan Peterman, who struggled badly in a 47-3 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Peterman threw for 24 yards and two interceptions before being replaced by Allen in the second half.

McDermott declined to elaborate on his thought process behind the decision, instead saying it was “the right move” for his team more than 10 times.

“I don’t feel the need, honestly, to elaborate,” McDermott said. “We talk a lot in-house about decisions and things and what we’ve got to do and the right move at the right time, and right now, with all respect to your question, this is the right move for us.”

The move is a jarring and significant change for Buffalo, which planned on bringing along the strong-armed, raw passer at a calculated and methodical rate before inserting him into the lineup. Chosen seventh overall this spring, Allen has ideal physical tools but has been considered a developmental prospect at the position.

 

Predators’ Watson suspended 27 games for domestic abuse.

Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay for the entire preseason and first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse.

Commissioner Gary Bettman handed down the suspension Wednesday after an investigation and a hearing with Watson last week. Watson pleaded no contest in July to a charge of domestic assault stemming from an incident in June, and the NHL found Watson engaged in unacceptable off-ice conduct.

“I have determined that Nashville Player Austin Watson engaged in a physical confrontation with his domestic partner,” Bettman said in a statement. “Today’s ruling, while tailored to the specific facts of this case and the individuals involved, is necessary and consistent with the NHL’s strongly held view that it cannot and will not tolerate this and similar types of conduct.”

The NHL does not have a written domestic abuse policy and has chosen to judge each incident separately. Slava Voynov is currently still suspended indefinitely for a 2014 incident.

 

Red Sox reach 100 wins for 1st time since ’46, beat Jays 1-0

The scoreboards at Fenway Park were all flashing “100 WINS” to celebrate the Red Sox reaching the milestone for the first time since Ted Williams returned from World War II.

David Price was already thinking about No. 101.

“That’s what we’ve done all year,” Price said on Wednesday night after pitching seven innings of three-hit ball to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0. “That’s why we have 100 wins right now.”

Price (15-6) struck out seven to win his sixth straight decision, leaving after 92 pitches with a lead earned when Rafael Devers scampered home on a wild pitch by Aaron Sanchez (4-6) in the fifth inning. The Red Sox left-hander is unbeaten in 11 starts and is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break.

Steven Wright pitched the eighth and Craig Kimbrel got three outs for his 39th save, and Boston’s magic number for clinching the AL East dropped to seven over the second-place New York Yankees.

“Don’t get me wrong; 100 is 100. But we’ve got bigger goals, obviously,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “Today we got closer to one of those goals.”

A night after becoming the first major league team this year to clinch a playoff spot, Boston won for the 10th time in 14 games and moved a season-high 54 games above .500 for the first time since the 1946 team of Williams, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio went 104-50.

 

LeMahieu hits 2-run homer in 9th, Rox beat D-backs 5-4

DJ LeMahieu found himself in the spotlight even if he doesn’t much care for being in the spotlight.

Walk-off homers will do that. Especially the first one of his career, in the middle of a heated division race.

LeMahieu hit a two-run homer off Yoshihisa Hirano in the ninth inning, and the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Wednesday night.

“It was cool. Just a great moment,” the soft-spoken LeMahieu said. “That was awesome.”

LeMahieu launched a fastball over the fence in right as the Rockies kept their 1 1/2-game advantage over Los Angeles intact after the Dodgers beat Cincinnati earlier in the day. The Diamondbacks fell 3 1/2 games behind in the division race. This is the latest in the season the Rockies have been alone in first place since 1995.

A night after getting his first career save, Hirano (4-3) allowed a single by Gerardo Parra off the glove of first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to begin the ninth. Charlie Blackmon bunted Parra over to second and LeMahieu followed with the walk-off homer. He was doused with water after crossing home plate as fans chanted “DJ, DJ, DJ!”

 

Brewers beat Cubs 5-1 to move within 1 game in NL Central

 Although the Milwaukee Brewers still trail in the NL Central, they believe the pressure has shifted to the first-place Cubs.

Curtis Granderson homered, tripled and scored three runs, Lorenzo Cain added three hits and the Brewers beat Chicago 5-1 on Wednesday night to move within a game of the division lead.

Granderson finished with three hits and Mike Moustakas had a two-run single for Milwaukee, which took two of three at Wrigley Field.

Josh Hader (6-1) struck out three in a scoreless eighth to get the win. Six Brewers pitchers combined to hold Chicago to six hits.

“We put ourselves in a spot where the division is within reach,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “Now you feel like, really, take care of your own self. You play well and you have a chance to be there.”

When asked if winning the series puts pressure on the Cubs, Counsell said: “For sure. That was the goal coming in.”

Kris Bryant had two hits and drove in Chicago’s run.

 

Rays’ Snell no-hit bid into 7th, 19th win tops Indians 3-1

Blake Snell is locked in on the Tampa Bay Rays’ longshot postseason hopes, not thinking about winning the AL Cy Young Award.

Snell took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his major league-leading 19th win, leading the Rays over the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Wednesday.

“I know that we’re winning and that’s the most important thing,” Snell said. “That’s what I’m focused on, that’s what we’re focused on. All the individual stuff I’ll look at later.”

Snell (19-5) lost his bid when Jose Ramirez led off the seventh with his 38th homer. Snell won his team-record seventh straight start, striking out nine and walking two in seven innings. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 16 consecutive home starts.

Chaz Roe and Jose Alvarado each got three outs, completing a one-hitter. Alvarado earned his eighth save in 11 chances.

The Rays are 8 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second AL wild card with 17 left. The Athletics routed Baltimore on Wednesday night and open a three-game series at Tampa Bay on Friday night.

 

Odorizzi takes no-hit bid into 8th as Twins top Yankees 3-1

As he inched closer to a no-hitter, Jake Odorizzi was ready to throw 140 pitches if needed. He was nearing his career high against the New York Yankees, but was confident he could talk Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor into leaving him in for the ninth inning if it got to that point.

Odorizzi never made it that far.

His no-hit bid was broken up when Greg Bird laced a run-scoring double with one out in the eighth, and the Twins beat the Yankees 3-1 Wednesday night to take two of three from New York.

The Yankees’ lead over Oakland for the top AL wild card was cut to one game as they completed a 4-5 trip.

A tiring Odorizzi walked Luke Voit before Bird lined the next pitch deep into the left-center gap. Odorizzi was immediately pulled and he tipped his cap to the crowd as he walked off to a standing ovation.

“It’s been a tough year. There’s no if ands or buts about it,” Odorizzi said. “So it’s good to have one of these outings toward the end, feel the energy, show them kind of what I’m capable of doing.”

 

Stewart, Storm surge past Mystics 98-82 for WNBA title

Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart fretted following the regular-season opener after the Seattle Storm lost at home to the Phoenix Mercury.

“We thought, `Oh, crap, what kind of year is this going to be?'” Bird reminisced.

The answer came nearly four months later with a championship.

Stewart led the Storm to their third WNBA title Wednesday night, scoring 30 points in a 98-82 victory over the Washington Mystics in Game 3 of the best-of-five series.

Natasha Howard added career-high 29 points and 14 rebounds for the Storm. Seattle won 26 games during the regular season – 11 more than the 2017 campaign – entered the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, and swept the finals.

Stewart was the league MVP and was selected the Finals MVP after averaging 25.6 points in the three games. She scored 17 points in the first half as the Storm raced to a 47-30 lead.