NFL SCOREBOARD

Cincinnati 34 Baltimore 23

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Baltimore 5 Oakland 3

Boston 4 Toronto 3

Kansas City 6 Minnesota 4

Seattle 8 LA Angels 2

Colorado 10 Arizona 3

NY Mets 4 Miami 3

Chicago Cubs 4 Washington 3 (10)

NY Mets 5 Miami 2

LA Dodgers 9 St. Louis 7

 

MEN’S COLLEGE SOCCER

Trine 2 Earlham 0

ANGOLA, IND.  —  The Trine University men’s soccer team scored a pair of late goals in the second half to come away with a 2-0 win against Earlham College at Weaver Field in Angola, Ind.

 Western Michigan 3 Cincinnati 1

IUPUI 0 Eastern Illinois 0 2OT

 

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Hagerstown 3 Lincoln 2

Centerville 3 Union Modoc 0

Centerville volleyball won tonight 25-3, 25-4, and 25-4 against Union modoc. Abby

Ulm has 16 aces, Sidne Thompson had 9 kills, and Ally Staton had 21 assists.

Centerville is now 12-5 and has a conference match Tuesday at Winchester.

 

Union County 3 Northeastern 0

The Lady Knights took a hard loss Thursday against the Lady Patriots. The Lady Knights will compete this weekend at the Lady Panther Invitational with game times of 10am, 11am, and 2pm.

 

Tipton 3 Kokomo 1

Blue River 3 Union City 0

New Castle 3 Mount Vernon 1

Mississinewa 3 Marion 0

Monroe Central 3 Tri 0

McCutcheon 3 Harrison 0

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS

Centerville 5 Union County 0

1 singles Jacob Stansberry lost to Spencer Surles 1-6 0-6

2 singles zander Kottka lost to Evan Witte 1-6 1-6

3 singles Zeb Hall lost to Carter Owens 1-6 2-6

1 doubles Alex Moore and Wyatt Mathews lost to Kobe Brown and Nate Reed 0-6

0-6

2 doubles Mason Hensley and Nick Collins lost to Bryan Crawley and Mason

Cunningham 0-6 0-6

JV

1 singles Grady swafford lost to Gage Lecklider 0-8

 

Hagerstown 3 Lincoln 2

#1 SINGLES  NOAH DALE (H)  DF MATHEW BERRY (L)  4-6, 6-1, 6-2#2 SINGLES  MARK COX

(L) DF JAYDEN BUSSELL (H)  6-`1, 6-1#3 SINGLES  MICHAEL DALRYMPLE (L) DF MASON

PRUITT (H)  6-2, 6-1

#1 DOUBLES  LUKE GRIDLEY & DEREK DAVIS (H)  DF ERICH VERNON & HAYDEN PIERCE (L) 

6-0, 6-1#2 DOUBLES  CALEB NEAL & ALEC SHILLING (H)  DF BRANDON DURAN & JACOB LONGO

(L)  6-0, 6-3

JUNIOR VARSITY

LINCOLN   3    HAGERSTOWN       3

#1 SINGLES  ERIC CASTOR (L) DF  JOSH GRAMS (H)  6-2#2 SINGLES  ZACH HALL (L)  DF

JACOB HENLEY (H)  6-2#3 SINGLES  HALL (L) DF GABE WARVEL (H)   6-0#4 SINGLES  NICK

HABZANSKY (H) DF CASTOR (L)  7-5

#1 DOUBLES  WARVEL &  RICHARDS (H) DF DILLON ASHER & JARRIN ERVIN (L)  6-2#2

DOUBLES  BRENDAN SMITH & BRETT SPEARS (H)  DF ASHER AND EERVIN (L)  6-0

LINCOLN   6-6  TRAVELS TO WINCHESTER ON MONDAY

 

Northeastern 4 Union City 1

Northeastern #1 Singles, Nate Irwin, #2 Singles, Elijah Kenworthy, #3 Singles, Zack Jaykoski, and #2 Doubles Team of Andrew Stephens/Justin Bane won tonight. Knights play at Winchester, Tuesday at 4:45.

 

National Trail 3 Bradford 1

Tri 5 Randolph Southern 0

Franklin County 5 Lawrenceburg 0

 

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

Connersville 2 Richmond 0

West Lafayette 4 Harrison 2

McCutcheon 4 Lafayette Jeff 0

Anderson 4 Marion 2

Shelbyville 3 New Castle 0

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER

Richmond 5 Franklin County 0

Goals: Riley Wetzel 2, Payton Vanmiddlesworth 2, Nakala Bennett 1 Assists: Mackenzie Cook 3, Vanmiddlesworth 1

 

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY – BOYS

Franklin County 15 Lawrenceburg 0

 

HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY – GIRLS

Franklin County 18 Lawrenceburg 40

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF

Richmond 166 Muncie Central 192

National Trail 186, Eaton 227, Northeastern 249

 

TOP HEADLINES

Andy Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23

Andy Dalton kept the Ravens out of the playoffs last year by throwing a long touchdown pass. He sent them to another loss on Thursday night by throwing four more, getting the best of a defense that has bedeviled him for much of his career.

Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the first half – three to A.J. Green – and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory over Baltimore that made them the early leaders in the AFC North.

Dalton knocked the Ravens (1-1) out of postseason contention last season by throwing a 49-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd in the closing seconds of the final game in Baltimore. On Thursday, he carved up a defense that has more often gotten the upper hand in their rivalry, leading Cincinnati (2-0) to an early 21-point lead .

“We came out hot,” Dalton said. “That’s exactly how we wanted to start the game. That’s a big one – puts us 2-0 to start the year and gives us a leg up in the division.”

Heading into the game, Dalton had thrown more interceptions (17) than touchdowns (15) against the Ravens, including a four-interception game at Paul Brown Stadium last season. Dalton finished 24 of 42 for 265 yards, throwing four touchdown passes for the fifth time in his career.

Green set the tone with touchdown catches of 4, 28 and 7 yards on consecutive possessions, a career high . Upset that he fumbled twice during a 34-23 win at Indianapolis on Sunday, he caught everything near him during the Bengals’ early surge. Green finished with five catches for 69 yards.

 

Gonzalez, Reed, Fletcher, Bailey 1st-year HOF nominees

ony Gonzalez, the most accomplished tight end in NFL history, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey and London Fletcher are first-year eligible players among the 102 modern-era nominees for the class of 2019 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Gonzalez retired in 2013 after 17 pro seasons in which he had 1,325 receptions, second to Jerry Rice on the career list. A college basketball and football star at California, he was drafted 13th overall by the Chiefs in 1997 and played a dozen seasons in Kansas City. Gonzalez spent his final five seasons with Atlanta, finishing with 111 touchdown catches and 15,127 yards receiving. He made six All-Pro teams and was a member of the all-decade team for 2000-10.

Reed and Bailey were standout defensive backs for stout units. The 24th overall draft selection in 2002, Reed played 11 seasons in Baltimore, three times leading the league in interceptions. Among his 64 career picks were returns for touchdowns of 106 and 107 yards. He made five All-Pro squads, was the 2004 Defensive Player of the Year, and joined Gonzalez on the all-decade team. Reed won a Super Bowl in the 2012 season.

Bailey began his career with Washington in 1999 as the seventh overall draft choice. He moved to Denver in 2004, and led the NFL in interceptions with 10 in 2006. Bailey, who also dabbled on offense, had 52 career picks, made three All-Pro teams and, yes, also was on the all-decade team of 2000-2010.

Fletcher became a starting linebacker in St. Louis in 1999 and won a Super Bowl. A rare undrafted player to be nominated for the Hall of Fame, he missed only one start from 1999-2013 with the Rams, Bills and Redskins. Fletcher made four Pro Bowls and finished his career with 1,380 tackles, 23 interceptions and 39 sacks.

 

Elbow issue shelves Roethlisberger for 2nd straight practice

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger missed practice again on Thursday due to an issue with his right elbow.

The 36-year-old Roethlisberger injured the elbow on Pittsburgh’s next-to-last offensive snap in a Week 1 tie with Cleveland. He did not practice on Wednesday and second-year quarterback Josh Dobbs took all the snaps with the starters on Thursday.

Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner declined to get into specifics about Roethlisberger’s status for Sunday’s home opener against Kansas City.

Roethlisberger downplayed the significance of the injury on Wednesday. He often does not throw on Wednesdays during the season to help keep his right arm fresh. It is unusual for him not to practice on Thursdays.

Roethlisberger has not missed a start due to injury since October 2016 when he sat out a loss to New England after undergoing a procedure on his left knee.

 

Falcons’ Devonta Freeman again held out of practice

 Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was held out of practice again, leaving his status uncertain for Sunday’s game against Carolina.

Coach Dan Quinn said Thursday he’ll know more about Freeman’s status on Friday.

Tevin Coleman would start if Freeman can’t play. Running back Brian Hill was promoted from the practice squad earlier in the week.

A smiling Freeman playfully called out to reporters during the time the locker room was open to media on Thursday. Players who don’t practice aren’t made available for interviews.

Freeman had six carries for 36 yards and three catches for 14 yards in Atlanta’s 18-12 loss at Philadelphia last week.

 

AP Source: Seahawks to sign Mychal Kendricks

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges.

Two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday that Kendricks’ agreement is expected to be finalized in time for him to join the Seahawks for their Week 2 Game at Chicago. They spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the signing.

ESPN first reported Kendricks’ deal with the Seahawks.

Kendricks signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns in June after winning a Super Bowl title last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Kendricks pleaded guilty last week to insider trading charges in Philadelphia, but his sentencing is not expected to take place until January.

The Browns released him Aug. 29, after the charges were filed. While Seattle is signing Kendricks to bolster its depth at linebacker, it’s unclear how long he may be able to play for the Seahawks as the NFL has yet to impose any discipline.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the situation is under review and Kendricks is currently allowed to sign and participate in activities, including games.

 

Baez’s bunt single lifts Cubs past Nationals in 10 innings

The Chicago Cubs got nearly everything they wanted out of their day trip to Washington to face the Nationals, and Javier Baez was in the middle of nearly all of it.

Reliever Pedro Strop’s hamstring injury while running the bases was a notable exception.

Baez delivered the go-ahead run with a bunt single in the 10th inning as Chicago beat Washington 4-3 in a makeup of a game postponed earlier in the week. Baez, an MVP candidate, also homered and drove in three runs. He has 31 homers and leads the NL with 103 RBIs.

Chicago stretched its lead in the NL Central to 1 1/2 games over idle Milwaukee. Washington fell 8 1/2 games behind Atlanta in the NL East.

“I think that got us right back on track,” Baez said. “Everybody’s hitting the ball really good. I think we’re going to take off soon.”

Strop (6-1), who pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, was set to pitch the 10th after the Cubs took the lead and was allowed to bat with the bases loaded and one out. In his second at-bat of the season, he hit a sharp double-play grounder to third and pulled up while running to first.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Strop would undergo an MRI and was unlikely to be available Friday.

“Everything that happened in that game, how hard we fought to win that game? Exhilarating,” Maddon said. “But losing him at that point, possibly or probably for a bit, takes a little bit of the exultation out of it. It’s tough. It was tough to watch him pull up.”

 

Machado drives in 3 runs, Dodgers top Cardinals 9-7

The Dodgers got some help from a former Cardinal before their pivotal series against St. Louis.

David Freese, who joined Los Angeles in a trade with the Pirates at the end of August, offered some insight on the Cardinals’ young pitchers during the Dodgers’ hitters meeting. The advice paid off.

Manny Machado homered and drove in three runs to back Clayton Kershaw, and the Dodgers beat the Cardinals 9-7 in the opener of a four-game series between playoff contenders.

“Just better approaches,” Machado said. “Keep it simple. See the ball, hit the ball. The guy’s going to have to throw it over the plate and when we make good contact and when we’re at our best, we’re not going to miss those opportunities.”

The Dodgers snapped a five-game losing streak against the Cardinals and moved to within one game of St. Louis for the final NL wild-card spot. The Cardinals, who went 22-6 in August, lost their second straight game and fell to 5-7 in September.

Kershaw (8-5), pitching at Busch Stadium for the first time since taking the loss in Game 4 of the 2014 NL division series, struck out eight in six innings, allowing four runs – three earned – on eight hits and two walks.

 

Arenado, Story homer to help Rockies beat Diamondbacks 10-3

Kyle Freeland got in on the fun at the plate, too, for the Colorado Rockies.

Freeland pitched effectively into the seventh and had two hits, and the Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 on Thursday to maintain their NL West lead.

Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story homered and David Dahl had three hits and two RBIs to help Colorado remain 1 1/2 games ahead of Los Angeles and increase its advantage over the third-place Diamondbacks to 4 1/2 games. Los Angeles won 9-7 at St. Louis on Thursday night.

“We’re playing good baseball, we’re a very confident team,” Arenado said. “Everyone’s playing a part. It’s great.”

Freeland played two parts – keeping Arizona’s offense in check until his left calf cramped up in the seventh and doing damage with his bat. He had an RBI double in the second inning and started a rally in the fourth with a bunt single down the third base line.

“I was amazed with him today. I really was,” Arenado said. “I was like, `He’s an animal. He wants to pitch, he wants to hit, he wants to run, he just wants to be out there.’ The best pitchers in this game, that’s how they are.”

 

Stars All-Star center Seguin signs $78.8M, 8-year extension

Tyler Seguin showed up in Dallas five years ago mired in a Twitter-fed mess and vowing to show fans he could be one of the faces of the only NHL franchise in Texas.

The high-scoring forward has nearly 80 million ways to prove he pulled it off.

The Stars avoided any lingering questions about the future of Seguin by signing the five-time All-Star center to a $78.8 million, eight-year contract extension that goes through the 2026-27 season.

General manager Jim Nill announced the deal Thursday before the Stars flew to Boise, Idaho, for training camp. The team posted a Mario-inspired video on its Twitter account celebrating the news.

Without the extension, Seguin could have become an unrestricted free agent after this season, when he will make $6.5 million to wrap up his current $34.5 million, six-year contract.

“This was a growing up summer in a way,” the 26-year-old Seguin said, about a month removed from expressing disappointment during a camp in Canada that the deal wasn’t done.

“I had to actually to think about life decisions that before summer, I thought I was kind of still a kid at the end of the day. But I was thinking about things that I never thought about before. It kind of forced you to grow up a little bit even more.”

Seguin was saying similar things in a different context in the summer of 2013 when Boston traded him to Dallas. His former GM had said Seguin needed to a “better pro,” then an anti-gay comment was posted on his Twitter account two days after the trade.

 

Sharks acquire Erik Karlsson from Senators

General manager Doug Wilson began the offseason by making a run to add John Tavares to the San Jose Sharks. When that move failed and Tavares signed with Toronto, Wilson stood pat instead of rushing into a lesser move.

Patience paid off on the eve of the start of training camp.

The Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday for a package of young players and picks, adding a world-class player to a team now expected to contend in the ultra-tough Western Conference.

“We were looking for a difference-maker and there were really probably two main ones, both John and Erik over the last little while,” Wilson said. “We kind of kept our powder dry hoping this type of opportunity would come to fruition and it did. It doesn’t always happen. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit more time. The timeline Ottawa was operating on was prior to the season and it worked well for us.”

Karlsson joins a team with a top goaltender in Martin Jones; skilled forwards in Logan Couture, Evander Kane, Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski; and one of the league’s top defensive units featuring 2017 Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns and shutdown defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic.