INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL-NCC/AREA
Mt. Vernon 56 Richmond 13
Kokomo 34 Plymouth 18
Lawrence North 70 Marion 14
West Lafayette 41 McCutcheon 3
Lafayette Jeff 43 Lawrence Central 28
Logansport 27 Northwestern 0
Pendleton Heights 45 Anderson 6
Yorktown 35 Muncie Central 8
Centerville 56 Hagerstown 0….(CENTERVILLE RELEASE): The Bulldogs scored 42 first half points and never looked back. The offense was led by Jamari Pamplin’s 211 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Pamplins TD runs were 27, 38, 10, 33 and 39 yards Ryan Dickenson also had 106 yards rushing and 1 TD run of 54 yards. Devin Frazier had 41 yards rushing and one TD run of 25 yards. JaVontae Pamplin rushed for 40 yards and a score from 30 yards out.
The Dogs were led on defense by Luke Smith with 9 tackles and 2 TFL. Brett Ballenger had 12 tackles. Collin Clark had 12 tackles and 1 TFL. Jake Crowe had 9 tackles and 1 TFL.
Tri 46 Northeastern 0
Franklin County 50 Winchester 7
Monroe Central at Union City Cancelled
INDIANA STATE SCOREBOARD
Andrean 28, Lake Central 0
Avon 54, Indpls Ben Davis 13
Batesville 42, Milan 34
Beech Grove 46, Cascade 0
Bloomington North 48, Bedford N. Lawrence 0
Bloomington South 26, Martinsville 17
Bluffton 22, Manchester 0
Bremen 41, S. Bend Washington 6
Brown Co. 12, Jennings Co. 7
Brownsburg 21, Cin. St. Xavier, Ohio 14
Brownstown 42, Charlestown 7
Calumet Christian 49, Hammond Noll 30
Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 42, Ft. Wayne Snider 12
Castle 6, Ev. Mater Dei 3
Center Grove 20, Warren Central 0
Centerville 56, Hagerstown 0
Churubusco 43, Lakeland 0
Clarksville 48, Eastern (Pekin) 8
Columbia City 28, Central Noble 7
Columbus East 35, Columbus North 31
Concord 29, Jimtown 23, OT
Corydon 41, Paoli 6
Crown Point 31, Highland 0
Decatur Central 66, Indpls Perry Meridian 14
Delphi 17, Carroll (Flora) 0
Delta 42, Eastbrook 28
East Noble 15, NorthWood 14
Eastern (Greentown) 42, Blackford 0
Eastside 28, Adams Central 14
Elkhart 35, Mishawaka 28
Ev. Central 62, Ev. Bosse 0
Ev. North 37, Ev. Memorial 12
Ev. Reitz 22, Vincennes 21
Fairfield 57, Osceola Grace 0
Floyd Central 42, Providence 0
Forest Park 41, Perry Central 12
Frankfort 53, Clinton Prairie 12
Franklin 63, Shelbyville 6
Franklin Co. 50, Winchester 7
Fremont 40, Prairie Hts. 0
Frontier 26, N. White 0
Ft. Wayne Dwenger 37, Ft. Wayne North 14
Ft. Wayne Luers 49, Ft. Wayne Wayne 36
Ft. Wayne Northrop 27, Ft. Wayne South 7
Glenn 24, S. Bend Riley 14
Goshen 43, S. Bend Clay 6
Greenwood 41, Indian Creek 20
Hanover Central 49, Munster 16
Homestead 7, Ft. Wayne Concordia 0
Huntington North 47, Jay Co. 8
Indpls Cathedral 44, Carmel 28
Indpls Chatard 10, E. Central 0
Indpls Lutheran 42, Indpls Ritter 6
Indpls N. Central 36, Hamilton Southeastern 35, OT
Indpls Pike 28, Fishers 14
Indpls Roncalli 36, Franklin Central 6
Indpls Scecina 14, Speedway 3
Jasper 50, Ev. Harrison 7
Jeffersonville 28, Seymour 7
Kankakee Valley 45, Wheeler 7
Kokomo 34, Plymouth 18
Lafayette Jeff 43, Lawrence Central 28
Lapel 48, Frankton 14
Lawrence North 70, Marion 14
Lawrenceburg 14, Cin. Mt. Healthy, Ohio 7
Linton 22, Sullivan 16, OT
Logansport 27, Northwestern 0
Lowell 37, Portage 19
Madison-Grant 52, Cloverdale 22
Merrillville 23, Hobart 7
Michigan City 41, Warsaw 21
Mishawaka Marian 35, Knox 12
Monrovia 20, Edgewood 8
Mooresville 34, Leo 17
Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 56, Richmond 13
Mt. Vernon (Posey) 41, S. Spencer 0
North Decatur 58, Edinburgh 8
North Harrison 36, Scottsburg 19
North Judson 50, Caston 8
North Knox 41, Eastern (Greene) 0
North Miami 40, Taylor 30
North Montgomery 31, Hamilton Hts. 7
North Posey 22, Princeton 7
New Albany 50, Eastern Hancock 43
New Haven 22, Mississinewa 14
New Palestine 28, Indpls Brebeuf 8
New Prairie 24, Culver Academy 7
Noblesville 50, Terre Haute South 0
Northridge 42, S. Bend St. Joseph’s 0
Northview 28, Greencastle 12
Norwell 35, Heritage 7
Parke Heritage 48, Covington 14
Pendleton Hts. 45, Anderson 6
Penn 35, LaPorte 14
Peru 49, Whitko 14
Pioneer 20, Chesterton 16
Plainfield 37, Tri-West 35
Rensselaer 45, N. Newton 16
River Forest 53, Boone Grove 6
South Adams 55, Cass 7
South Bend Adams 50, Woodlan 0
South Central (Union Mills) 28, Culver 24
South Dearborn 32, Madison 26, OT
South Putnam 41, Owen Valley 20
South Vermillion 49, N. Vermillion 0
Sheridan 48, Benton Central 6
Silver Creek 27, Salem 8
Southmont 21, N. Putnam 14
Southridge 28, Boonville 0
Southwood 35, Oak Hill 13
Tecumseh 39, Pike Central 0
Tell City 32, Heritage Hills 0
Tippecanoe Valley 18, Northfield 10
Tipton 62, Elwood 0
Tri 46, Northeastern 0
Tri-Central 13, Wes-Del 8
Triton Central 20, Greensburg 3
Twin Lakes 42, Seeger 15
West Central 34, S. Newton 20
West Lafayette 41, McCutcheon 3
West Vigo 35, Crawfordsville 14
Wabash 14, Alexandria 0
Wawasee 31, W. Noble 0
Western 31, Western Boone 21
Westfield 34, Lafayette Harrison 10
Yorktown 35, Muncie Central 8
Zionsville 42, Lebanon 19
OHIO HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Preble Shawnee 19 Madison 12
Talawanda 26 Carroll 6
Franklin 17 Monroe 0
Carlisle 28 Dixie 7
Covington 28 Bethel 12
National Trail 37 Mississinewa Valley 0
Valley View 48 Oakwood 7
Milton Union 39 Northridge 12
Bellbrook 48 Waynesville 0
Brookville 14 Eaton 7
Miami East 7 Twin Valley South 6
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – INTERLEAGUE
NY Mets 6 NY Yankees 4
NY Mets 4 NY Yankees 3
Tampa Bay 2 Miami 0
Washington 10 Boston 2
Texas 6 LA Dodgers 2
Cleveland 14 St. Louis 2
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – AMERICAN LEAGUE
Minnesota at Detroit postponed
Toronto 5 Baltimore 4 (10)
Chicago White Sox 6 Kansas City 5
Oakland at Houston postponed
LA Angels 3 Seattle 2
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 7 Atlanta 4 (11)
Cincinnati 6 Chicago Cubs 5
Milwaukee 9 Pittsburgh 1
San Diego 10 Colorado 4
Arizona 7 San Francisco 4
NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments
NBA players want change that makes their communities safer. They want people to vote – hopefully in their home arenas.
And they want to keep playing basketball.
Teams returned to the court Friday after the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed on commitments that made players comfortable continuing.
An emotional Chris Paul, the union president, detailed the events of the previous two days, when players upset by the latest police shooting of a Black man left them considering leaving the Disney campus and going home.
“We’re all hurt, we’re all tired of just seeing the same thing over and over again and everybody just expects us to be OK just because we get paid great money,” Paul said. “We’re human, we have real feelings and I’m glad that we got a chance to get in a room and talk with one another and not just cross paths and say good luck in your game today.”
All 13 teams remaining in the postseason scheduled practice Friday – the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, as Paul noted – though some declined to speak with reporters. Games are to resume Saturday with the Milwaukee Bucks taking on the Orlando Magic in the rescheduled Game 5 of their series.
The other two games Saturday will be Oklahoma City Thunder versus the Houston Rockets followed by the Portland Trail Blazers against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Play stopped Wednesday when the Bucks didn’t take the court for their playoff game against Orlando, showing their frustration with the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin and acts of racial injustice.
Guard Danny Green said Lakers players were resting ahead of their scheduled night game when they got the word about the Bucks. He said there were some heated moments when players met that night, given their surprise at the Bucks’ actions, but he didn’t think they would get to the point of deciding not to play.
“I mean, we all know that that would make a statement,” he said. “We obviously are here. So we’re all here, we all want to play. We know we have a chance to do something special too, but we know there are things more important than that, than winning a championship.
“We’re going to be Black men forever. That’s not going to ever change. So if it comes down to winning a championship or doing something better for our people, for our communities, we’re going to pick that first.”
Games were postponed the last two days, during which players met among themselves and with coaches and owners before an agreement to resume was reached.
“The key to this thing is that I think we all needed to take a breath,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “We needed a moment to breathe. It’s not lost on me that George Floyd didn’t get that moment. But we did and we took it. And the players took it, and they got to refocus on the things that they wanted to focus on outside of their jobs.”
Porzingis out for rest of first round with right knee injury
Kristaps Porzingis will miss the rest of the Dallas Mavericks’ series against the Los Angeles Clippers because of a torn ligament in his right knee.
The Mavericks said Friday that Porzingis has been receiving treatment for the injury, which he sustained in Game 1 of the series. They added that further treatment options are being explored and he wouldn’t be medically cleared the rest of the series.
The seventh-seeded Mavericks trail the Clippers 3-2.
Porzingis had missed the last two games. He finished with averages of 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds in his three appearances, the first playoff action of his career.
The Mavericks acquired the 7-foot-3 forward from Latvia last year from the New York Knicks. It was while there that he tore the ACL in his other knee in February 2018.
AP source: Big Ten working on multiple options for football
Big Ten coaches, athletic directors and medical personnel are working on multiple plans for staging a football season – including one that would have the league kicking off as soon as Thanksgiving weekend.
The conference is in the early stages of a complicated process that also involves broadcast partners and possible neutral site venues, a person with direct knowledge of the conference’s discussions told The Associated Press.
The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the Big Ten was not making public its efforts to have a football season that starts in either late fall or winter. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported the Big Ten was considering a possible Thanksgiving start to the season.
The Big Ten announced on Aug. 11 it was postponing its fall football season because of concerns about playing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pac-12 soon followed suit, but six other major college football conferences, including the powerhouse Southeastern Conference, are still forging ahead toward a season that will start in September.
The Big Ten and first-year commissioner Kevin Warren have faced push back and criticism ever since, including a lawsuit filed by eight Nebraska players who want the decision overturned.
The Big Ten’s decision and the subsequent backlash have trickled into politics in this election year, with Democrats and Republicans pointing fingers over who is responsible for taking away college football in the Midwest.
“No, I want Big Ten, and all other football, back – NOW,” President Donald Trump tweeted. “The Dems don’t want football back, for political reasons, but are trying to blame me and the Republicans. Another LIE, but this is what we are up against! ”
Any plan will need the approval of university presidents and chancellors, and the Big Ten will only play if certain benchmarks related to the coronavirus – such as transmission rates, testing capacity and availability, and testing accuracy – are met in each of the 11 states that are home to the league’s 14 schools.
“If they are met, that’s when they’ll get back,” the person told AP.
Several coaches, including Ohio State’s Ryan Day, have already said the sooner the Big Ten can start a delayed season the better. Day has endorsed starting in early January and that idea has been on the table practically since the decision to postpone came down, the person said.
Starting in late fall was an idea some coaches laid out earlier this week, the person said.
One option includes playing games at domed stadiums across the Midwest, including in Indianapolis, Minneapolis and Detroit, another person with knowledge of the discussions told AP on condition of anonymity.
The person said using neutral sites could help broadcast partners televise the games and help avoid potential complications of playing through winter weather.
A two pronged-plan, laying out a framework for how a season can be staged and what benchmarks need to be met for it to be safe enough to play during the pandemic, could be rolled out by the Big Ten within two weeks, the first person said.
NHL playoffs to resume with 3 games each Saturday, Sunday
The NHL’s second-round playoff series will resume with three games each on Saturday and Sunday after players prompted the league to postpone two days of action to protest racial injustice.
In the NHL’s Eastern Conference hub city of Toronto, Tampa Bay and Boston will play Game 4 of their series at noon EDT Saturday, followed by Philadelphia and the New York Islanders playing Game 3 at 7 p.m. EDT. Vegas and Vancouver will play Game 3 of their series at 9:45 p.m. EDT in the West hub city of Edmonton, Alberta.
On Sunday, in Edmonton, Colorado and Dallas will play Game 4 of their series at 6 p.m. EDT followed by Vegas and Vancouver set to play at 10:30 p.m. EDT Philadelphia and the New York Islanders will play in Toronto at 8 p.m. EDT.
The postponements of four games to be played Thursday and Friday have led the NHL to push back the potential completion of the second-round schedule by as many as two days should three of the series require a Game 7.
Dallas and Colorado and Vegas and Vancouver are both scheduled to play Game 7 on Sept. 4, if necessary. Game 7 of the Philadelphia-Islanders series is scheduled for Sept. 5.
The playoffs will then shift to Edmonton, where the conference and Stanley Cup finals will be played.
NHL investigating ex-Panthers GM for alleged racial comments
The NHL is investigating whether former Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon made racially insensitive comments during the team’s two-week stay in the playoff hub city of Toronto.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press on Friday. In an email, Daly did not provide any details of the allegations, which were first reported by FloridaHockeyNow.com.
The publication cited a unidentified person in reporting Tallon used “racially charged language” during the Panthers’ time in the Eastern Conference’s playoff hub. After 10 years with the Panthers, Tallon was let go Aug. 10 after Florida was eliminated by the New York Islanders.
The NHL’s investigation began more than a week ago and is looking into multiple instances of Tallon making racially insensitive comments, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The AP on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
The investigation comes as the NHL postponed two days of playoff games to focus awareness on racial injustice issues.
The Panthers did not respond to a message seeking comment. Tallon could not be reached.
Tallon’s contract as GM and president of hockey operations was not renewed in what the Panthers described as a mutual decision. Tallon had been with the team for 10 years, but Florida made the playoffs only three times in that span and has not won a postseason round since reaching the Stanley Cup Final in 1996.
“For the last decade, Dale raised the team’s profile, attracted key players to South Florida and brought character and class to our franchise,” Panthers owner Vincent Viola said earlier this month. “When we purchased the Panthers in 2013, we did so with a singular goal – to win a Stanley Cup. We have not seen our efforts come to fruition.”
Last fall, Bill Peters resigned as coach of the Calgary Flames after it was disclosed he directed racist slurs at a Nigerian-born player in the minors a decade ago and kicked and punched players behind the bench during his recent time with Carolina.
Yankees place Judge on IL, promote prospect Florial
The Yankees have placed right fielder Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured with a strained left calf just days after the star slugger returned.
Judge was activated Wednesday but aggravated the injury in a game at Atlanta and was removed in the sixth inning. He was added back to the IL on Friday before the opener of a doubleheader against the Mets.
New York promoted top outfield prospect Estevan Florial to be the 29th man, batting the 22-year-old seventh and starting him in center field.
Florial has blazing speed, big power and one of the strongest arms in baseball, but also hasn’t played above Class A, where he hit .237 with eight home runs last year. Florial had been working out at the team’s alternate site in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Third baseman Gio Urshela was also sidelined Friday with a bone spur in his right elbow and is considered day to day. New York also promoted recently acquired shortstop Jordy Mercer from the alternate site and released left-hander Luis Avilan.
Judge has now been sent to the injured list four times in the past three seasons. Yankees manager Aaron Boone was hopeful that Judge wouldn’t miss much more than the 10 days this time but didn’t have a firm timetable.
The 27-year-old Judge is batting .292 with nine home runs, 20 RBIs and a 1.081 OPS in 18 games.
“The way he competes, the way he prepares, the way he goes about playing the is game I have so much respect for, so I just hurt for him,” Boone said.
Judge rejoins a Yankees injured list loaded with All-Stars: outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, infielders DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres, and left-handers James Paxton and Zack Britton have all been sent to the IL in the past two weeks.
New York is hoping to get LeMahieu back at some point this weekend.