INDIANA BOYS GOLF-REGIONAL AT YORKTOWN
Hamilton Southeastern 296
New Castle 324
Mount Vernon 325
Monroe Central 335
Park Tudor 344
New Palestine 348
Union County 359
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SEMI-STATE (JUNE 12)
Munster vs. Fishers
Mount Vernon vs. Jasper
Hanover Central vs. Norwell
Brebeuf vs. Southridge
Eastside vs. Delphi
University vs. Providence
Washington Township vs. Cowan
Shakamak vs. Borden
INDIANA SOFTBALL STATE FINALS (JUNE 11-12)
Friday, June 11
Class A | Northfield (19-9) vs. Clay City (22-6) | 5:30 pm ET / 4:30 pm CT
Class 3A | Guerin Catholic (25-2) vs. Boonville (20-6) | 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT
Saturday, June 12
Class 2A | Pioneer (34-2) vs. Sullivan (28-4) | 4:30 pm ET / 3:30 pm CT
Class 4A | Lake Central (31-1) vs. Roncalli (30-2) | 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT
COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES
Oklahoma 5 Florida State 1
COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES-SUPER REGIONALS
GAMES BEGIN FRIDAY, JUNE 11 – All times are Eastern
NC State (33-17) at No. 1 Arkansas (49-11)
6 p.m. (ESPNU), 3 p.m. (ESPN2), *6 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)
No. 13 East Carolina (44-15) at No. 4 Vanderbilt (43-15)
Noon (ESPN2), Noon (ESPN2), *3 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)
No. 9 Stanford (36-15) at No. 8 Texas Tech (45-15)
3 p.m. (ESPNU), 3 p.m. (ESPNU), *3 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)
No. 12 Ole Miss (44-20) at No. 5 Arizona (43-15)
9 p.m. (ESPNU), 10 p.m. (ESPN2), *9 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)
GAMES BEGIN SATURDAY, JUNE 12 – All times are Eastern
Note: Game times and ESPN Network subject to change
South Florida (31-28) at No. 2 Texas (45-15)
9 p.m. (ESPNU), 9 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)
DBU (40-16) vs. Virginia (32-24)
Neutral site games played in Columbia, South Carolina
Noon (ESPNU), Noon (ESPN2/ESPNU), 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
LSU (38-23) at No. 3 Tennessee (48-16)
7 p.m. (ESPN2), Noon or 3 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)
No. 10 Notre Dame (33-11) at No. 7 Mississippi State (43-15)
2 p.m. (ESPN), 6 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU), 7 p.m. (ESPN2/ESPNU)
|Palmetto Championship at Congaree|
|Jun. 10-13, Congaree Golf Club, Ridgeland, South Carolina|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Wes Roach||64||-7 (64)||F|
|2t||Doc Redman||65||-6 (65)||F|
|2t||Dustin Johnson||65||-6 (65)||F|
|2t||Chesson Hadley||65||-6 (65)||F|
|2t||Erik van Rooyen||65||-6 (65)||F|
|6||Jhonattan Vegas||66||-5 (66)||F|
|7t||Danny Lee||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Vaughn Taylor||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Patrick Rodgers||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Kiradech Aphibarnrat||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Tain Lee||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Sam Ryder||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Nick Taylor||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Harris English||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Chez Reavie||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Byeong Hun An||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Richard S. Johnson||67||-4 (67)||F|
|7t||Roger Sloan||67||-4 (67)||F|
|19t||Tommy Fleetwood||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Jonathan Byrd||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Kevin Chappell||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Hudson Swafford||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Josh Teater||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Will Gordon||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Wilco Nienaber||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Bryson Nimmer||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Ian Poulter||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Chris Baker||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Garrick Higgo||68||-3 (68)||F|
|19t||Hank Lebioda||68||-3 (68)||F|
|31t||Scott Brown||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||Robert Garrigus||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||Bo Van Pelt||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||J.B. Holmes||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||C.T. Pan||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||Jim Knous||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||Anirban Lahiri||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||Satoshi Kodaira||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||Rob Oppenheim||69||-2 (69)||F|
|31t||Broc Everett||69||-2 (69)||F|
|41t||Chase Seiffert||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Tyler Duncan||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Austin Cook||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Grayson Murray||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Pat Perez||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||James Hahn||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Seamus Power||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Aaron Baddeley||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Tom Lewis||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Henrik Norlander||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Scott Harrington||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Shawn Stefani||70||-1 (70)||F|
|41t||Rhein Gibson||70||-1 (70)||F|
|54t||Beau Hossler||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Bill Haas||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Ryan Armour||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Russell Knox||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Roberto Castro||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Joseph Bramlett||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Zack Sucher||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Michael Gellerman||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||David Lipsky||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Mark Hubbard||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Tyler McCumber||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Alex Noren||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Matthew Fitzpatrick||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Tyrrell Hatton||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Keith Mitchell||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Andrew Putnam||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Luke Donald||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Scott Piercy||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Sebastian Cappelen||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Mark Anderson||71||E (71)||F|
|54t||Davis Thompson||71||E (71)||F|
|75t||Ricky Barnes||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Jonas Blixt||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Arjun Atwal||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Ryan Blaum||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Brandt Snedeker||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Kevin Kisner||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||J.T. Poston||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Martin Trainer||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Scott Stallings||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Matthew NeSmith||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Lucas Bjerregaard||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Luke List||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Brooks Koepka||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Brian Gay||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||J.J. Henry||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Harold Varner III||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Robby Shelton||72||+1 (72)||F|
|75t||Ben Taylor||72||+1 (72)||F|
|93t||Brian Stuard||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||D.J. Trahan||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Martin Laird||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||William McGirt||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Kevin Tway||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Sean O’Hair||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||David Hearn||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Cody Blick||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Camilo Villegas||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Padraig Harrington||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Adam Schenk||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Jason Dufner||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||D.A. Points||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Brice Garnett||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Ben Martin||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Vincent Whaley||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Rafael Campos||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Michael Gligic||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Peter Uihlein||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Kramer Hickok||73||+2 (73)||F|
|93t||Charlie Beljan||73||+2 (73)||F|
|114t||Patton Kizzire||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Matt Every||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Bronson Burgoon||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Johnson Wagner||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Omar Uresti||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Sepp Straka||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Rory Sabbatini||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||J.J. Spaun||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Greg Chalmers||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Fabian Gomez||74||+3 (74)||F|
|114t||Rafa Cabrera Bello||74||+3 (74)||F|
|125t||Bo Hoag||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||Sungjae Im||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||Richy Werenski||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||John Huh||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||Xinjun Zhang||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||Kevin Stadler||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||Derek Ernst||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||Brendon de Jonge||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||Nick Watney||75||+4 (75)||F|
|125t||Cole Hammer||75||+4 (75)||F|
|135t||John Rollins||76||+5 (76)||F|
|135t||Harrison Frazar||76||+5 (76)||F|
|135t||David Lingmerth||76||+5 (76)||F|
|135t||Kristoffer Ventura||76||+5 (76)||F|
|135t||Lucas Glover||76||+5 (76)||F|
|140t||Nelson Ledesma||77||+6 (77)||F|
|140t||Andres Romero||77||+6 (77)||F|
|140t||Ted Potter, Jr.||77||+6 (77)||F|
|140t||Ted Purdy||77||+6 (77)||F|
|144t||Hunter Mahan||78||+7 (78)||F|
|144t||Brant Peaper||78||+7 (78)||F|
|144t||Smylie Kaufman||78||+7 (78)||F|
|144t||Kelly Mitchum||78||+7 (78)||F|
|148t||Parker McLachlin||79||+8 (79)||F|
|148t||Ryan Brehm||79||+8 (79)||F|
|148t||John Pak||79||+8 (79)||F|
|151t||Dominic Bozzelli||80||+9 (80)||F|
|151t||Michael Kim||80||+9 (80)||F|
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
|Chi White Sox||5|
Bucks blow big lead, then rally to edge Nets 86-83 in Game 3
MILWAUKEE (AP) Jrue Holiday figured the Brooklyn Nets expected him to call a timeout as soon as he got the ball with his team trailing by one in the final minute.
Instead, Holiday delivered just in time to keep the Milwaukee Bucks from falling into a hole from which no NBA team has ever recovered.
His driving layup with 11.4 seconds left put the Bucks ahead for good and they held on for an 86-83 victory Thursday night that cut Brooklyn’s lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
“I felt like maybe they thought I was going to call a timeout,” Holiday said. “I think in my head, I was thinking maybe I should run some clock. But I saw Bruce Brown one-on-one, so I made a move. It was a good one and I ended up getting a layup.”
Kevin Durant’s 3-point attempt to tie bounced off the rim as the horn sounded. He scored the Nets’ last nine points and finished with 30.
The Bucks will try to even the series Sunday in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee relied on its defense as a game featuring the NBA’s two highest-scoring teams from the regular season turned into a 1990s-style defensive slugfest.
Brooklyn had its lowest scoring output of the season. Milwaukee matched its lowest point total of the season from its 125-86 Game 2 loss.
“Someone was going to win ugly,” Nets coach Steve Nash said. “And it was them tonight.”
Khris Middleton scored 35 points, and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 33 for the Bucks. Middleton bounced back in a big way after shooting a combined 13 of 43 in the first two games of the series.
That was barely enough.
“At the end of the day, a win is a win,” Antetokounmpo said. “It doesn’t matter if you win by 30. It doesn’t matter if you win by one. You can go back home and celebrate the `W.’ “
The Bucks raced to a 21-point lead but had to come from behind, scoring the final six points after Durant’s 3-pointer made it 83-80 with 1:23 to play.
“We didn’t make shots down the stretch,” Durant said. “I think we rushed a couple opportunities there.”
Holiday scored just nine points and shot 4 of 14 but made the biggest basket of the night.
Brooklyn led 83-82 when Brown missed a jumper with just over 20 seconds left. Antetokounmpo got the rebound, the Bucks worked the ball upcourt and Holiday drove to the basket to put Milwaukee ahead for good 84-83.
Milwaukee’s defense took over from there as it continued its resurgent performance after the Game 3 fiasco.
“I think part of it is playing desperate, knowing the situation, knowing what this game means to us and what it means to be home,” Holiday said. “And then the other part of it is the performance we had the first two games, showing that’s not the type of defense we play. That was really out of character.”
After Brown missed his own driving layup attempt with just over 6 seconds left, Middleton got the rebound. Middleton made a pair of free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining to cap the scoring.
Kyrie Irving scored 22 and Brown had 16 for the Nets in a game that neither team led by more than five in the second half.
“That’s a good old-fashioned playoff game right there,” Irving said.
Mitchell has 37, Jazz beat Clippers 117-111 for 2-0 lead
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Donovan Mitchell scored 37 points and the Utah Jazz forced nine straight misses down the stretch to outlast the Los Angeles Clippers 117-111 on Thursday night and take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Mitchell clinched the game with a driving shot with 43 seconds remaining but then appeared to hurt his leg slightly on a foul by Paul George with 10 seconds to play. He made one of two free throws after hobbling to the line.
The guard is the first Jazz player with at least 35 points in back-to-back playoff games since Karl Malone in 1988.
Jordan Clarkson scored 24, including six 3-pointers, while Joe Ingles had 19 points and Rudy Gobert contributed 13 points and a career playoff-high 20 rebounds.
Reggie Jackson led the Clippers with 29 points and George had 27. Kawhi Leonard scored 21 points but managed just two in the fourth quarter.
The series shifts to Los Angeles on Saturday for Game 3.
Once the Clippers took their only lead at 101-99 after consecutive 3-pointers by Jackson, the Jazz forced nine consecutive misses to power a 14-2 run that was capped by Ingles’ 3-pointer to make it 113-103 with 3:07 to play.
In the second half, the Clippers mixed multiple coverages and cut off the passing lanes that usually garner the Jazz clean 3-point looks and Jackson got hot.
Mitchell scored 27 first-half points – the most by a Utah player in the last 25 years – to spark the Jazz to an early lead and then a late second-quarter push to boost Utah to a 66-53 halftime lead.
Mitchell shot 11 of 16 in the first half and did the same in the second half of Game 1. He tallied 59 points on 22-of-32 shooting over those four quarters.
The demonstrative Mitchell has said he wants to conserve energy with the exceptional physical demands of the playoffs, but he couldn’t help showing emotion one some of his spectacular finishes.
Mike Conley missed his second game after injuring his hamstring late in the Utah-Memphis series finale but the Jazz have now won six straight playoff games.
Jackson scored 16 points in the third quarter and the Jazz finally started missing shots against an active Clippers zone. Their 21-point lead shrunk to four when Marcus Morris drove the lane and flipped in a leaning shot to make it 82-78. The Clippers made their comeback without Leonard, who sat most of the period with four fouls.
For most of the game, the Clippers looked for Gobert whenever they ventured into the lane and resorted to double-pumps and odd angles on the shots at the basket that weren’t blocked by the long-armed Frenchman.
Leonard, George and Patrick Beverley were among the Clippers that shadowed Mitchell in addition to throwing double-teams at the Utah guard well beyond the 3-point line.
Instead of going small, the Clippers countered Gobert with DeMarcus Cousins and Ivica Zubac, who was hampered with foul trouble in the first half.
Golden Knights top Avalanche 6-3, reach Stanley Cup semis
LAS VEGAS (AP) When Alex Pietrangelo signed with the Vegas Golden Knights in October, he didn’t mince words as to why he left St. Louis after 12 seasons.
“Obviously the atmosphere; I mean, I think everybody agrees it’s probably the best place to play in the NHL right now,” he said. “They play the way I think the game should be played, so you want to go somewhere you feel comfortable and that you can help.”
His contributions Thursday night helped the Golden Knights move into the NHL’s final four for the third time in the franchise’s four years.
Pietrangelo scored his first goal of the postseason to break a tie late in the second period, and the Golden Knights defeated the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 in Game 6 of their second-round series to advance to the Stanley Cup semifinals.
Pietrangelo, who finished the series with 22 shots, 21 blocks, and a point in all four wins, now has 16 career points in 17 potential series-clinching games played.
“I thought he was the best player in the series, on either team,” Vegas coach Peter DeBoer said. “He was an absolute monster for us. Defensively, blocking shots, offensively, the goal tonight – that’s what we brought him here for, for this time of year, and those situations.”
Nick Holden, William Karlsson, Keegan Kolesar, William Carrier, and Max Pacioretty also scored for Vegas, which won four straight in the series and will next face the Montreal Canadiens.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots and moved into sole possession of fourth place all-time with 89 playoff wins.
Devin Toews, Mikko Rantanen, and Andre Burakovsky scored for Colorado. Philipp Grubauer made 17 saves for the Avalanche.
After firing a team-high 45 shots during the postseason, Pietrangelo’s 46th attempt found the back of the net with 18 seconds left in the second after he gathered a rebound from Alex Tuch’s shot that caromed off the end board, and he sent the puck top shelf to beat Grubauer and put Vegas up 4-3.
“That’s a bad average,” Pietrangelo said with a smile about his 1-for-46 clip. “Sometimes they all go in, sometimes none of them go in and you just continue to put yourself on a spot to score. You get the chances, the looks that you want, and eventually things will turn.
“Of all the chances I had, I wouldn’t have guessed that that’s the bounce I would have got.”
The third period belonged to Fleury, who stopped 11 shots in the final frame, including a one-timer by Valeri Nichushkin from the bottom of the circle to preserve the 4-3 lead with about 14 minutes left to play and keeping the momentum in Vegas’ favor.
Colorado, which blew a 2-0 series lead after winning Games 1 and 2 at home, becomes the eighth straight Presidents’ Trophy winner to bow out of the playoffs without making the Stanley Cup Final.
“Nobody wants to play just a good regular season and lose in the second round,” Rantanen said. “I know all of us wanted to win, that’s what we were pushing for.”
For Vegas, there were plenty of positives, starting with its depth. The Golden Knights have had 20 skaters register at least one point during the postseason, including 12 with at least one goal against the Avalanche.
“It’s the identity of this team – our depth,” DeBoer said. “Guys have sat out and then come back into the lineup … we’ve had so many contributions from so many guys. How the guys have handled when they’re out, and then their ability to hop back in and make a difference for us, it’s been critical. You don’t beat a team like Colorado without that. We’re the sum of our parts. We don’t have that superstar power that they do.”
The Golden Knights didn’t need it, with guys like Holden, Kolesar, and Carrier also getting their first goals of the postseason.
“Dream about playing in games like this,” said Kolesar, one of the first players in the organization to take the ice at the team’s first-ever training camp in 2017. “Very excited to keep this journey going.”
The Avalanche did what they could to slow Vegas’ journey, as speedster Nathan MacKinnon took advantage of an early turnover, raced into the offensive zone with the puck and fed a streaking Toews, who beat Fleury with a snipe just 23 seconds in.
But an energetic announced crowd of 18,149 was reignited when Holden fired a shot from the point and through Grubauer’s five-hole, tying the game just 52 seconds later.
Karlsson snapped a one-timer between Grubauer’s skate and the post for his third goal and seventh point in the series to give Vegas a 2-1 lead. From there the teams exchanged goals until the game was tied at 3-all before the Golden Knights took charge in the final period to close the game out.
McDavid, Matthews, MacKinnon finalists for NHL MVP honors
NEW YORK (AP) Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon have been named the finalists for the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP.
McDavid, considered the likely winner of the award, dominated the 2020-21 scoring race with 105 points in 56 games – 21 more than runner-up and Oilers teammate Leon Draisaitl, who won MVP honors last year. A McDavid win would make the Oilers the first team with different Hart Trophy winners in consecutive seasons since the Boston Bruins in 1968-69 (Phil Esposito) and 1969-70 (Bobby Orr).
McDavid, who is Edmonton’s captain, won the Hart Trophy in 2017 and finished third in the voting in 2019. He’d be the fifth player in NHL history to capture the award multiple times before his 25th birthday, joining Wayne Gretzky (six times), Orr (three), Gordie Howe (two) and Alex Ovechkin (two).
Matthews scored a league-leading 41 goals in 52 games to help Toronto earn the top seed in the North Division. The Scottsdale, Arizona, native became the first Maple Leafs player to lead the league in goals since Gaye Stewart in 1945-46.
MacKinnon had 20 goals and 45 assists for 65 points in 48 games to pace the Avalanche’s top-ranked offense and help them win the Presidents’ Trophy for the best team during the regular season. He is a finalist for the third time in four years.
Colorado teammate Cale Makar is a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the league’s best defenseman, which like the Hart is voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Reigning playoff MVP Victor Hedman of the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning and Adam Fox of the New York Rangers are the other Norris finalists.
Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer is a finalist for the Vezina Trophy voted on by general managers, along with Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury and Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy. Captains Mark Stone of the Golden Knights, Patrice Bergeron of the Bruins and Aleksander Barkov of the Panthers are finalists for the Selke Trophy for best defensive forward.
Jack Adams Award finalists for coach of the year are set to be announced Friday. The league plans to reveal award winners during the playoff semifinals and Cup final.
Peterson’s 3 RBIs, Vogelbach homer helps Brewers top Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) A rain delay changed Freddy Peralta’s plan to pitch deeper into Thursday’s game. The Milwaukee Brewers’ bullpen seamlessly finished what he started.
Peralta was rolling along through four innings and planning to pitch the fifth before the 37-minute delay. He had given up just two hits, one of them a Joey Votto homer in the second inning, but Brewers manager Craig Counsell decided not to get the right-hander up and warm warm again after the rain.
Four relievers kept Cincinnati in check, and Milwaukee cruised to a 7-2 win to take two of three from the Reds in the series. Brent Suter (7-3) allowed one run over two innings, and Brad Boxberger, Hoby Milner and Trevor Richards each threw a scoreless frame, with Richards striking out the Reds in order in the ninth.
“As soon as we got the delay and we knew it going to be more than 30 minutes, they told me I was done for the day,” Peralta said. “I wanted to stay in the game and throw the fifth and sixth innings, but it is what it is.”
Jace Peterson drove in three runs, and Daniel Vogelbach hit a two-run homer as the Brewers won for the 11th time in 13 games.
Peterson, promoted from Triple-A Nashville at the start of the series, blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single in a three-run sixth and added an RBI double in the eighth.
Vogelbach homered in the seventh, his sixth this season and second in as many days.
“I was able to get some pitches today that I was able to to put a good swing on, get some extra-base hits,” said Vogelbach, who also walked and scored in the sixth inning and doubled in the ninth.
Luis Castillo (2-9) gave up one hit in 5 2/3 innings and struck out seven. He left with a 2-1 lead after walking two batters in the sixth. Lucas Sims gave up Willy Adames’ run-scoring double and Peterson’s single.
“I really had a good outing,” said Castillo, who has struggled mightily this season. “I was battling all day. Even with the break in the game, I was able to focus.”
Votto tied the score 1-1 with a 400-foot homer leading off the second, his first long ball since he was activated Tuesday after missing a month because of a broken thumb.
Jesse Winker had an RBI single in the fifth. Nick Castellanos had two hits, raising his major league-leading batting average to .357.
Keuchel, Grandal lead White Sox past Blue Jays 5-2
CHICAGO (AP) Dallas Keuchel thinks he is heading in the right direction. That’s a very positive development for a Chicago White Sox team dealing with another major injury.
Keuchel pitched six effective innings, Yasmani Grandal homered and Chicago beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 on Thursday night.
The White Sox closed out a 5-2 homestand and improved their AL Central lead to a season-high 4 1/2 games over idle Cleveland. Adam Engel also went deep, and reigning AL MVP Jose Abreu hit two RBI doubles.
But it was Keuchel (5-1) leading the way in another solid performance after he pitched six sharp innings in a no-decision against Detroit in his previous start. Paying closer attention to his tempo, the veteran left-hander limited a dangerous Blue Jays lineup to two runs and six hits.
“Right now is where I thought I would be a little bit earlier in the season,” said Keuchel, who struck out a season-high eight and walked two. “But I’m 70-something innings in now, I’m liking where I’m headed. That’s a nice feeling to have, especially when you’re kind of searching earlier in the year for some success.”
Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said Keuchel was locating all his pitches.
“He had us off balance. Like nobody knew what’s coming next,” Montoyo said. “So he did a good job. His cutter was moving pretty good today for sure. That’s why you saw those awkward swings from us.”
It was the first game for the White Sox since they placed second baseman Nick Madrigal on the injured list with a torn right hamstring. Madrigal got hurt when he tried to beat out a grounder in the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s 6-2 loss to Toronto.
Chicago has been hit hard by injuries this year, but it keeps rolling along.
The loss of Madrigal is “a big blow, but the games still count and we have to go forward,” manager Tony La Russa said.
Marcus Semien and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each drove in a run for Toronto, which lost for the fourth time in six games. Hyun Jin Ryu (5-4) pitched six innings of three-run ball after struggling in his previous start against Houston.
“A lot of my pitches felt a little better, but with the changeup, I still felt a little awkward,” Ryu said through a translator.
Infield hits by Joe Panik and Santiago Espinal set up Semien’s two-out RBI single in the fifth. A mental gaffe by White Sox third baseman Yoan Moncada paved the way for the Blue Jays’ second run in the sixth.
With one out and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. on first, Moncada fielded Randal Grichuk’s grounder and threw to first instead of going to second to get the lead runner. Guerrero advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Gurriel’s two-out single, trimming Chicago’s lead to 3-2.
But Keuchel escaped the jam by retiring Riley Adams on a fly ball to center with two runners on. Engel then hit his first homer of the season in the seventh, sending a solo drive deep to center against Anthony Castro.
After Keuchel departed, Evan Marshall and Codi Heuer each got three outs before Liam Hendriks worked the ninth for his AL-leading 16th save.
The White Sox got off to a fast start against Ryu, scoring three times in the first. Abreu doubled home Yermin Mercedes before Grandal hit an opposite-field drive to right for his 10th homer.
Betts homers, Urias picks up 9th win as Dodgers top Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) Even amid a slow start, Dave Roberts didn’t need a reminder of all the things Mookie Betts can do to help the Los Angeles Dodgers win games.
Betts provided one anyway.
The star right fielder hit the 25th leadoff home run of his big league career and added a spectacular catch and throw double play as the Dodgers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Thursday.
The Los Angeles manager predicted last weekend Betts was on the verge of a breakout. Betts certainly looked comfortable in the box while collecting two hits to boost his batting average to .255 while displaying the athleticism that makes him one of the most exciting defenders in the game.
Betts took the third pitch he saw from Mitch Keller (3-7) and sent it into the bullpen beyond the centerfield fence for his sixth homer this season. He then saved a run in the bottom of the second by making a running grab on a sinking line drive by Ka’ai Tom t hen doing a 360-degree turn before firing a one-hop strike to home plate to nail Pittsburgh’s Erik Gonzalez.
“If you’re talking about the degree of difficulty on the catch, the turn, the accuracy and the arm strength, it would be hard to find a play that was tougher,” Roberts said.
Betts shrugged it off, saying it was mostly instinctual.
“I just saw it and I knew I’d try to do everything I can to stay on my feet,” Betts said. “And once I got to a point where I could catch it, I tried to get myself ready to throw and I felt the spin was the easiest way to get some momentum on the ball.”
And halt Pittsburgh’s momentum in the process.
The play helped Julio Urias (9-2) became the first nine-game winner in the majors. Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner had two hits each and Zack McKinstry drove in two runs for Los Angeles. Phil Bickford picked up his first save when the game was called with one out in the top of the eighth inning after a rain delay of 1 hour, 15 minutes.
Urias worked six innings to give Los Angeles’ overtaxed bullpen a little bit of a breather. Los Angeles relievers covered 7 1/3 innings in a rain-delayed 2-1 win on Wednesday night. Urias wasn’t particularly sharp – he allowed at least one base runner in each of the first four innings – but avoided major trouble while allowing three runs on six hits in six innings with no walks and five strikeouts.
He was also pretty handy with the bat. Urias lined a two-run single in the third off Keller after the Pirates intentionally walked catcher Austin Barnes to load the bases with two outs. The hit boosted the left-hander’s RBI total this season to seven in just 29 plate appearances. Urias had just four RBIs in the first four seasons of his career combined entering 2021.
“I just try to go up there and do what I can,” Urias said. “I said it before, I like to go out there and take some swings and do my job.”
Red Sox beat Astros 12-8, avoid sweep as Martinez homers
BOSTON (AP) J.D. Martinez hit his 13th homer, Christian Arroyo had a three-run drive and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a pair of dropped balls in a five-run sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 12-8 Thursday night, avoiding a three-game sweep.
Right fielder Kyle Tucker dropped Martinez’s sacrifice fly that tied the score at 8 for an error as the batter reached, and shortstop Carlos Correa let Rafael Devers’ bases-loaded pop to short center to glance off his glove but got the out because an infield fly was called.
“It was a tremendous change of emotions about eight times. We`re cheering one moment and kind of lamenting the next moment,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “That was a weird ballgame. The whole game was very strange and it’s hard to explain. “
Yuli Gurriel and Jose Altuve homered for the Astros, Altuve providing an 8-7 advantage leading off the sixth on a pitch from Darwinzon Hernandez that was 0.85 feet above the ground. According to MLB Statcast, it was the lowest pitch hit for a home run in the major leagues since the start of 2018.
“To manage these games is not fun, but I understand how people like it,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said the odd plays
Baker did not make it to the end of the 3-hour, 47-minute game. He was ejected in the seventh for arguing after the Red Sox turned a double play on a ball that Yuli Gurriel hit into the dirt and maintained was a foul ball.
Darwinzon Hernandez (1-2) won after allowing Altuve’s homer.
Kike Hernandez doubled off Blake Taylor (0-1) leading off the bottom half and scored on Martinez’s fly to deep right, where Tucker said the wind played with the ball as it descended.
“As it started coming down, it started fading back toward the infield and knuckling as it came down. I just clanked it off my glove,” Tucker said.
Xander Bogaerts walked, and for a moment it appeared Devers reached to load the bases before second base umpire John Tumpane signaled the infield fly for the second out.
Enoli Paredes relieved and loaded the bases with a walk to Hunter Renfroe, then hit Vazquez on the elbow with an 0-1 curveball, forcing in the go-ahead run.
Paredes walked Arroyo on six straight fastballs, putting Boston up 10-8. Brooks Raley relieved and Bobby Dalbec hit a two-run double.
Astros starter Zack Greinke allowed four runs and seven hits in three innings. Brandon Bielak, recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Wednesday, gave up three runs and four hits over two innings.
College Football Playoff considering expansion to 12 teams
(AP) — There was a time not so long ago, 2012 to be exact, when the big news in college football was conference commissioners simply using the word playoff when talking about the future of the sports’ postseason format.
Less than 10 years later, and eight years into College Football Playoff era, the number of teams that will have a chance to win a national title in the postseason is poised to triple.
The College Football Playoff announced Thursday it will consider expanding from four to 12 teams to settle the championship, with six spots reserved for the highest-ranked conference champions and the other six going to at-large selections.
“This proposal, at its heart, was created to provide more participation,” CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock said.
Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, part of the group that has been working on an expansion plan, noted that only about 4% of major college football teams reach the playoff. In most other NCAA sports, more than 20% of the competing schools participate in the championship event.
The playoff’s popularity seems to have waned as only a few teams have grabbed the majority of the spots since 2014. Alabama and Clemson have each made the playoff six times in seven years. Ohio State and Oklahoma have each been selected four times. That’s 71% of the playoff spots to just four of the 130 FBS teams.
There was concern that down the stretch of the season, the pool of teams with a legitimate chance to make the four-team playoff had become too small.
“This (proposed model) creates energy in October and November. The practical effect will be that with four to five weeks to go in the season, there will be 25-30 team with a legitimate chance,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said.
The CFP’s surprising announcement outlined a detailed plan, but there are still steps to be taken and time for discussion and possible tweaks.
If the format is adopted – no earlier than this fall – there was no indication in the proposal about when an expanded playoff could be in place. The soonest would seem to be for the 2023 season. Implementation could also be as far off the 2026 season.
A selection committee would still be involved, and the proposed 12-team playoff would not limit how many teams can come from any one conference. The four highest-ranked conference champions would receive first-round byes and teams 5-12 would face each other in four games played on campus sometime during the two-week period following conference championship weekend, typically early December.
Quarterfinals would be hosted by bowl games on New Year’s Day — unless that falls on a Sunday, in which case those games will be played Jan. 2 – and an adjacent day.
The semifinals would also be hosted by bowl games, as is the case now. The plan calls for no re-seeding of the bracket as teams advance.
Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson cited the history of the bowls in college football and the desire to keep them “relevant.”
He also added: “All these points are going to have an opportunity to be discussed these are the recommendations of four people. There are seven other commissioners that will get to weigh in next week in Chicago.”
A 12-team field with six spots reserved for conference champions would guarantee at least one team from outside the Power Five conferences would be in the playoff each season. The Group of Five – which includes the Mountain West, American Athletic, Sun Belt, Mid-American Conference and Conference USA – has never had a team crack the field of four or been particularly close.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey said the large jump from four to 12 made it more palatable to create automatic access points for conference champions.
“That doesn’t work if you are reducing opportunities for those highly ranked,” Sankey said.
The proposal will be considered by the full CFP management committee during an in-person meeting at the Big Ten’s offices outside Chicago on June 17-18. The subcommittee comprised of Swarbrick, Bowlsby, Thompson and Sankey presented the proposal to the rest of conference commissioners in a Zoom meeting Thursday, but got no feedback.
The groups has been working on an expansion plan for two years. It might have been put forth sooner if not for the pandemic.
The proposal includes no dates for semifinals and the championship game to be played, but did indicate the semifinals would not be played as a doubleheader on a single day.
Currently six bowl games have a three-year rotation for hosting the semifinals and the championship game site is open to bidders, similar to the what the NFL does with the Super Bowl. The current semifinal bowl rotation includes the Rose, Sugar, Orange, Fiesta, Cotton and Peach bowls, not they are not guaranteed to be hosts in the proposed expansion plan.
“The process for selecting the six bowls that would rotate as hosts of the quarterfinals and semifinals (is) still to be determined,” the CFP plan said.
The full management committee will determine next week whether it will recommend expansion to university presidents who make up the CFP oversight committee. The presidents are scheduled to meet with the management committee in Dallas on June 22.
If the presidents sign off, the next step is determining over the summer whether the plan can be implemented and when. Final approval would likely come in September.
The CFP is entering year eight of a 12-year agreement with ESPN. The deal doesn’t lock in a format but an assumption has been that any changes would come after that deal expires following the 2025 season. Hancock has said no changes to the format could be made this season or in 2022.
The four-team playoff was implemented in 2014, a natural progression from the Bowl Championship Series, which matched No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the title game from 1998-2013.
Before the BCS, and its predecessor the Bowl Alliance, college football used bowls and polls for decades to determine a champion. There were some playoff proponents, but detractors warned it would ruin the drama and high-stakes of the regular season.
Now, college sports leaders have not only embraced the playoff, but they’re banking on a big one to enhance the regular season.
“Twelve keeps September important but also keeps November important,” Hancock said.
Schembechler son, players say Michigan coach knew of abuse
NOVI, Mich. (AP) One of late University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler’s sons and two of his former players described in detail Thursday how they were molested by the team’s longtime doctor and how Schembechler turned a blind eye when they told him about the abuse, telling one to “toughen up” and punching his son in anger.
Matt Schembechler, 62, and former Wolverines players Daniel Kwiatkowski and Gilvanni Johnson told similar stories about how Dr. Robert E. Anderson, who died in 2008, molested and digitally penetrated them during physical exams decades ago. They also talked about how Bo Schembechler, a Michigan icon whose statue stands outside a university building that bears his name, refused to protect them and allowed Anderson to continue abusing players and other patients for years.
Anderson “was supported by a culture that placed the reputation of the university above the health and safety of the students,” Matt Schembechler said during a news conference in the Detroit suburb of Novi. “That is the culture that made my father a legend and placed his statue in front of Schembechler Hall.”
“Dr. Anderson was part of the University of Michigan team,” he continued. “He was part of Bo’s team, therefore, he was more important than any man. It’s very clear that Bo and the university always put themselves before any student-athlete or son, just to support the brand.”
The three are among hundreds of men who were allegedly abused by Anderson during his nearly four decades working for the university – a period in which he also treated staffers, their families and other patients. And their assertion that Bo Schembechler, who died in 2006, knew about the abuse and allowed it to continue calls into question his legacy at the university.
Kwiatkowski and Johnson said it was common knowledge among their teammates that Anderson abused players during the physicals they had to get from him, which Johnson said players jokingly referred to as “seeing Dr. Anal.” Both players said Bo Schembechler broke a promise to protect them that he made while recruiting them to the school.
“Bo promised them that if I attended the University of Michigan and played football that Bo would be a father to me and look after me like I was family,” Kwiatkowski said, referring to his parents. “We were a poor, working-class family and my parents were very worried about my future and being able to pay for medical bills. Bo promised my family that he would keep me safe, make sure I got the best medical treatment. We were sold.”
Kwiatkowski, an offensive lineman from 1977-79, said Anderson abused him on four occasions. He said that during his first mandatory physical his freshman year, Anderson groped his genitals and inserted fingers in his rectum. The former player said he approached Schembechler after one practice and told him about the physical.
“Bo looked at me and said `Toughen up,'” Kwiatkowski said.
Matt Schembechler said Anderson abused him during a 1969 physical that he needed to get in order to play youth football. He said when he told his father, who was then in his first year of his iconic run with the Wolverines, his father punched him in the chest.
“This was the beginning of the end of the relationship with him,” Matt Schembechler said Thursday about his father. “I hoped my father would protect me, but he didn’t.”
He said his mother Millie, a registered nurse, “didn’t give up,” inviting the athletic director at the time, Don Canham, to their home so he could describe the abuse.
“It was my understanding Mr. Canham terminated Dr. Anderson, but shortly thereafter, Bo had him reinstated,” Matt Schembechler said. Canham died in 2005, one year before Bo Schembechler.
A report commissioned by the university and released last month found that Bo Schembechler and other officials were aware of complaints about Anderson but he was allowed to remain at the school for decades.
Asked why they decided to come forward about the abuse, Johnson said it was important to put faces to the allegations and to make sure there could be no doubt that Bo Schembechler was aware of the sexual abuse. He also talked about how the abuse has affected his life.
“Because of my experience at Michigan, I did not trust doctors,” Johnson said, adding that he “had trust issues, relationship issues and intimacy issues” and that he “lost two marriages” because of the abuse.
Johnson, who broke down at one point, said he has “always been too promiscuous in an effort to prove to myself and to others that I was a man.”
The university said in a statement Thursday that it is committed to resolving claims made by Anderson’s victims and is continuing confidential mediation ordered by a judge.
“Our sympathy for all of Anderson’s victims is deep and unwavering, and we thank them for their bravery in coming forward. We condemn and apologize for the tragic misconduct of the late Dr. Robert Anderson, who left the University 17 years ago and died 13 years ago,” the school said in its statement, which didn’t mention Bo Schembechler once.
Michigan’s current football coach, Jim Harbaugh, who played quarterback for Schembechler in the 1980s after growing up in Ann Arbor as the son of an assistant coach, was asked last week how the university should treat Schembechler’s legacy in light of recent reports related to Anderson.
“There was nothing that I saw in the times that I was a kid here, my dad was on the staff or when I played here,” Harbaugh told reporters. “He never sat on anything. He never procrastinated on anything. He took care of it before the sun went down. That’s the Bo Schembechler that I know.”
Harbaugh wasn’t available to speak Thursday about the latest revelations.
Bo Schembechler led the Wolverines from 1969-89 and had 194 wins at college football’s winningest school. His career record was 234-65-8, including six seasons at Miami of Ohio.
Another of his sons, Glenn “Shemy” Schembechler, told ESPN he did not believe what his brother, Matt, said to reporters. While Glenn “Shemy” Schembechler could not refute the stories shared by former players, he does not think his father was aware that Anderson was doing anything unacceptable in a physical exam.
“None of us were in that room when those players were talking to Bo,” Glenn Schembechler said to ESPN. “The Bo I knew would have taken care of it and found another doctor. It would be that easy.”
Unseeded Krejcikova, Pavlyuchenkova reach French Open final
PARIS (AP) The ball landing at Barbora Krejcikova’s feet on match point appeared to come down behind the baseline.
The linesman thought so and called the shot long. A TV replay confirmed as much, and the unseeded Krejcikova was so sure she raised her arms in triumph to celebrate a berth in her first Grand Slam final at the French Open.
Chair umpire Pierre Bacchi disagreed. He reversed the call, sparking a fresh round of debate about video replay and briefly delaying Krejcikova’s victory.
Tennis was spared an unjust result five points later, when she hit a backhand winner to close out the biggest victory of her career. The Czech saved a match point midway through the final set and outlasted No. 17-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece, 7-5, 4-6, 9-7.
“I always wanted to play matches like this,” Krejcikova said.
She must like roller coasters, too. Her opponent Saturday will be 29-year-old Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who also advanced to her first major final by beating unseeded Tamara Zidansek, 7-5, 6-3.
It was only the second time in the professional era that there were four first-time Grand Slam women semifinalists at a major tournament, and the first time since the 1978 Australian Open.
The men’s semifinals Friday include a showdown between 13-time champion Rafael Nadal and 2016 winner Novak Djokovic. It’s their 58th meeting, and a rematch of last year’s Roland Garros final. The other semifinal will match No. 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas against No. 6 Alexander Zverev, and one of them will have a shot Sunday at his first Grand Slam title.
Krejcikova, a two-time major doubles champion ranked 33rd, is playing singles in the main draw of a major tournament for just the fifth time. The No. 31-seeded Pavlyuchenkova, by contrast, has played in more majors before reaching a final – 52 – than any other woman.
A top-20 player as a teen, Pavlyuchenkova had been 0-6 in major quarterfinals before finally surmounting that hurdle on Tuesday, and was steadier than the big-swinging Zidansek in their semifinal.
“I wanted this so much that right now I don’t feel anything,” Pavlyuchenkova told the crowd in French.
Krejcikova’s run to the final is equally improbable.
“It sounds incredible,” she said. “I cannot believe it. It’s actually happening.”
It seemed especially unlikely nine games into the third set, when Sakkari held a match point. She confessed she then became less aggressive.
“I got stressed, starting thinking that I’m a point away from being in the final,” she said. “I guess it’s a rookie mistake.”
Krejcikova erased the match point with a swinging volley for a nervy winner, and 40 minutes later they were still playing.
Then came the real drama. With Krejcikova holding a match point in the final game, Sakkari hit a forehand near the baseline. Bacchi climbed off his chair, took a look, called the shot good and ordered the point replayed.
“He came and he’s like, `It’s in,’ and I’m like, `No, no, no, no, no, no. Why?'” she said with a chuckle. “But what can I do? I cannot change his decision. It’s fine; let’s go. Let’s try to just win the next one.”
A TV replay indicated the ball was clearly long, but video review isn’t used at Roland Garros, where the balls usually leave clear marks in the clay.
Krejcikova kept her cool and was celebrating for good moments later after converting her fifth match point.
There wasn’t as much drama in the day’s first match, but the quality of play was as enjoyable as the warm, cloudless weather. The 85th-ranked Zidansek, who this week became the first Slovenian woman to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal, was the better player for much of the first set, moving well and hitting the more aggressive groundstrokes.
But Pavlyuchenkova won the most important points, and Zidansek dumped consecutive shaky serves into the net to lose the set.
Pavlyuchenkova’s groundstrokes carried more sting in the second set as she raced to a 4-1 lead. Her first sign of nerves came as she double-faulted twice, including on break point, to make it 4-3, but she broke back and easily served out the victory.
“Tennis is such a mental sport,” she said. “That’s what is really hard about tennis.”
Brisbane set to be named 2032 Olympics host next month
GENEVA (AP) Brisbane has long seemed to be in a one-horse race to host the 2032 Olympics.
That race looks sure to be over and won next month when the International Olympic Committee meets before the Tokyo Games open.
IOC president Thomas Bach said after an executive board meeting Thursday that Australia’s third-biggest city can be awarded hosting rights as the only candidate proposed at a July 21 meeting in Tokyo.
Brisbane’s victory already appeared certain after the IOC put it on the fast track in February by being named the preferred candidate without a formal opponent.
Though Bach said the outcome was “in the hands” of the members – around 100 will meet two days ahead of the Tokyo opening ceremony – they typically rubber stamp all recommendations coming from the leadership.
Bach praised Australia as a sport-loving country with strong support from layers of government in the city of Brisbane, the state of Queensland and federal level.
“All this together I think made it somehow irresistible,” the IOC leader said.
Brisbane is set to be the first Olympic host selected unopposed under a new system to streamline bid campaigns in order make them less costly, give the IOC more control and decrease the risk of vote-buying. Tokyo’s campaign and 2016 host Rio de Janeiro were both tainted by corruption allegations that are part of ongoing criminal investigations.
The bid from Brisbane and neighboring cities in southeast Queensland state has been led by IOC Vice President John Coates, who two years ago oversaw updating the bidding process at Bach’s invitation.
Its quick progress as the IOC’s clearly preferred option has raised questions about possible conflicts of interest for Coates. He is viewed as one of Bach’s closest allies and also leads the IOC’s oversight of preparations for the postponed Tokyo Olympics.
Bach cited the IOC’s “strict rules” which were monitored by ethics and compliance officials.
Still, Brisbane’s rapid selection this year blindsided officials in countries including Germany, Hungary, Indonesia and Qatar which had been in talks with Olympic officials about shaping bids.
That dialogue will continue with a “pool of interested parties” to host the Olympics in 2036 or 2040, Bach suggested.
Coates told a news conference in Sydney on Friday he was “very, very pleased to get this expression of confidence.”
“We didn’t know (where we stood) from both the future host commission and the executive board. Now we do,” he said.
While Coates said he was optimistic Brisbane would receive the necessary votes to stage the games in 11 years, he was cautious when asked if it was a certainty.
“I’ve been around long enough to not predict how my IOC colleagues will vote,” he said. “Even with one candidate, you still have to go to a vote and the majority of the members still have to say yes. They haven’t said goodbye to other (potential) candidates.”
Asked how Brisbane could fail to get the necessary votes, Coates said some IOC members might say “it’s too soon.”
“Or some will want to be satisfied when we discuss with them that we’ve got athletes living in three villages, not the usual concept of one,” he added. “It’s now permitted. I’ve seen some from the athletes’ commission saying that the great thing about the Olympic Games is that we get all the athletes from all the teams from all the sports together. Well, they’re not going to be. And I’m sure a question will come.”
Johnson starts strong in home-state Palmetto Championship
RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) Dustin Johnson got off to a fast start Thursday at Congaree in his home-state Palmetto Championship, shooting a 6-under 65 that left him a shot behind leader Wes Roach.
Johnson, the world’s top-ranked player and a South Carolina native, hadn’t played since missing the cut the last time he teed it up in the Palmetto State at the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island last month.
Johnson appeared he might hold a share of the lead before Roach, a 32-year-old seeking his first PGA Tour victory, rolled in a 19-footer for a go-ahead birdie on the 16th hole.
Still, Johnson had a smooth, bogey-free round in the field’s first try at the Congaree Golf Club as the replacement tournament for the canceled RBC Canadian Open, called off a second straight season due to COVID-19 concerns.
Roach, splitting time on the PGA and Korn Ferry tours this season, shot his lowest PGA Tour round since November 2019. He was a stroke in front of Johnson, Doc Redman, Chesson Hadley and South Africa’s Erik van Rooyen.
Roach eagled the par-5 fourth, holing out from 105 yards on the 633-yard hole.
“I did everything pretty well,” Roach said. “I drove it nice, I putted as good as I have in a while and I made it … on the fourth hole, so that was a nice bonus as well.”
Johnson was headed in the wrong direction at the Ocean Course three weeks ago, missing a major cut for the second time in as many months. But if anyone doubted his readiness for next week’s U.S. Open, Johnson easily brushed that aside with his stellar play over the firm fairways and curvy greens at the 4-year-old Tom Fazio course.
At Congaree, he had four birdies in a seven-hole stretch, all on putts 10 feet or less including a two-putt birdie on the drivable, 370-yard third. Johnson chipped in from 82 feet away for his final birdie on No. 9 to tie Redman for the lead among the morning starters.
Johnson was only thinking of a par save when he hit the shot and was overjoyed – well, about as overjoyed as the cool, calm Johnson can get – when it disappeared in the cup for his lowest round since shooting 65 in the second round of the Tournament of Champions last January.
“I felt like I’ve been swinging well for a while now, just haven’t really seen the results or seen the scores,” Johnson said. “Made a few putts, but yeah, I mean just playing solid. Finally put a round together.”
Redman was the first to reach 6 under with a run of four birdies over five holes on his back nine.
Hadley’s approach on his next-to-last hole, the eighth, was 2 feet from the cup for his tying birdie.
Van Rooyen was at 7 under through 14 holes. He made bogey on the sixth hole to fall back.
Van Rooyen followed up his successful U.S. Open qualifying in Ohio earlier this week with a strong showing at Congaree. He had missed his last four cuts including the PGA Championship. He spent the past three weeks thinking about his performance and working his game. van Rooyen like what he saw Thursday.
“I think I’m just sort of going forward,” he said.
Brooks Koepka, playing for the first time since finishing second to Phil Mickelson at the PGA Championship, opened with a 72 and was seven shots behind the leaders. Koepka is the only other top-10 player in this field, the last before the season’s third major.
Koepka’s start wasn’t a good sign: the last four times he began a tournament over-par, he went on to miss the cut.
A short time after Johnson finished, he was awarded the Order of the Palmetto from Gov. Henry McMaster on the club grounds.
Leona Maguire takes LPGA Tour lead at Lake Merced
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) Irish rookie Leona Maguire shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday at Lake Merced to take the first-round lead in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, the tour’s second straight event on the San Francisco Peninsula.
Lexi Thompson followed her Sunday back-nine meltdown in the U.S. Women’s Open at nearby Olympic Club with a 71, while Michele Wie West rallied for a 73.
Off last week off after failing to qualify for the Women’s Open, Maguire had nine birdies and two bogeys. The 26-year-old former Duke star matched the tournament record in the third playing of the event, missing a chance to break it when she closed with a bogey on the par-5 ninth.
“It’s a tough golf course,” Maguire said. “You really have to hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens. I’ve been playing nice as of late. Things just haven’t been quite clicking, and they clicked nicely this morning.”
Jasmine Suwannapura of Thailand shot a 66, birdieing the par-5 18th late in the afternoon to pull within one.
Albane Valenzuela, the former Stanford player from Switzerland, was another stroke back with Alison Lee. Former Cardinal teammate Emily Wang caddied for Valenzuela.
“She just graduated yesterday from her master’s degree in international policy and she’s a Rhodes scholar,” Valenzuela said. “So, she is probably, have to say, the smartest caddie of the week because she outsmarts everyone.”
Thompson offset bogeys on Nos. 2 and 3 with an eagle on the par-5 fifth, birdied the other three par 5s and had two bogeys. On Sunday at Olympic, she blew a five-stroke lead, playing the final seven holes in 5 over to finish a stroke out of a playoff that Yuka Saso won.
Wie West was 4 over with four holes left, then eagled the par-5 15th and birdied the par-4 16th. She has yet to make a cut in her four starts since returning from having her first child, shooting 74-80 last week at Olympic.
Hall of Famer Inbee Park was four strokes back at 69 with Jennifer Kupcho, Da Yeon Lee, Mariajo Uribe, Jane Park and Lauren Kim.
“It’s a little bit different atmosphere to this week,” said Inbee Park, coming off a seventh-place tie at Olympic. “It just makes me relax a little bit more after last week.”
Maguire played alongside the tournament’s two past champions, Sei Young Kim (2018) and Florida neighbor Lydia Ko (2019). Ko had five birdies and five bogeys in a 72, while Kim had four birdies and five bogeys in a 73.
“It was a lot of fun to play with Lydia,” Maguire said. “We played a lot together over the last few months at Lake Nona and she’s a great player. Obviously, Sei Young as well and they know what they’re doing around here, they have had some good success, so tried to learn a little bit from them.”
Maguire birdied four of the first six holes, dropped a shot on the par-4 16th, then had three straight birdies. She added two more birdies before making the closing bogey on the course that reminds her of Ireland.
“I suppose the weather is similar to home, even the golf course is similar to home,” Maguire said. “It’s very green and sort of tree lined a little bit like what we get at home. Northern California’s been good to me and I won my first Symetra event not too far from here, so these kind of golf courses suit my eye.”
Stanford’s Rachel Heck, the NCAA player of the year playing on a sponsor exemption, opened with a 76 in the group with Wie West.
Lucy Li, also in the field on a sponsor exemption, had a 71.
Brooke Henderson shot a 77. She birdied two of the first three, then dropped seven strokes with five bogeys and a double bogey.
Saso and Women’s Open playoff loser Nasa Hataoka skipped the event.
INDIANA TRACK: Solid First Outing for IUTF Women at National Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – Three Hoosiers achieved All-American status while another will return for the final as Indiana Track & Field completed day two of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
In a dramatic finish, Kelsey Harris grabbed the final auto-qualifying spot in the 1500m final. Harris crossed in a time of 4:14.65 and will run the final on Saturday at 6:11 p.m. ET.
Giving it her all in her last collegiate shot put competition, Khayla Dawson saw a heave of 17.99m (59′ 0.25″) to place fourth overall. She is now a three-time All-American First Team selection in the shot put. She will return to Hayward Field on Saturday in the discus final beginning at 5:35 p.m. ET.
Maddy Pollard also competed in the shot put where she placed ninth and had a put of 17.18m (56′ 4.5″). She adds All-American Second Team to her collection.
Anna Watson tied for 12th in her first career pole vault at the national meet. Watson was able to clear a height of 4.05m (13′ 3.5″) and picked up All-American Second Team honors.
Leah Moran competed in her first of two events this weekend on Thursday night. Moran soared a distance of 6.29m (20′ 7.75″) to capture a spot on the Second Team All-American list.
Ben Veatch is the lone Hoosier set to compete on Friday, June 11 as he will run the 5000m final at 9:55 p.m. ET.
PURDUE TRACK: Martin 10th in Decathlon at NCAA Championships
EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomore Isaiah Martin finished 10th overall in the decathlon as the Purdue track & field team continued competition at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Martin’s 10th-place finish came as he earned 7,542 points and collected Second Team All-America accolades. It’s the third-best point total of Martin’s career, and it would rank No. 3 all-time in program history if he hadn’t broken the school record last month.
Today’s performance by the Hillsboro, Missouri, native marked the fourth time in program history that a Boilermaker recorded 7,500 or more points in the event, with Martin accounting for three of the four. He joins Jon Pergande, the previous Purdue record-holder, who registered 7,584 points in 1995.
Martin entered the day in 11th place after Wednesday’s first five events. Thursday morning began with a fourth-place finish in the 110 hurdles in 14.62. Martin followed it up with a throw of 40.73 in the discus to place eighth. The fourth-best throw of his career and second-best this season, the mark came on his first attempt.
Next up was the pole vault, where Martin cleared a personal-best 4.31 meters to finish 17th. It was his second career-record of the meet. In the javelin, the sophomore had a throw of 53.59 meters on his third attempt to place ninth.
The competition concluded with the 1,500, where Martin was eighth in 4:40.13. A strong final two laps helped him notch the third-best time of his career.
Martin’s 10th-place NCAA finish and Second Team All-America honor is the third of his career, as he placed 10th indoors in the heptathlon earlier this year and also was 10th in the decathlon outdoors in 2019. Martin also qualified for the 2020 indoor NCAA Championships, which were not contested.
Thursday’s meet concluded with the women’s 4×400 relay, where the Boilermakers were 20th in 3:38.50. Freshmen K’Ja Talley and Cierra Williams, senior Samara Miller and freshman Saran Kouyeth all earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades.
On Friday, junior Tamar Greene, from Nassau, The Bahamas, competes in the triple jump at 8:20 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
Thursday marked the final meet of Miller’s career. From Naperville, Illinois, Miller raced at her fifth NCAA meet and first national championships. She is a five-time Big Ten medalist and three-time Big Ten champion. Kouyeth, Talley and Williams ran at their first NCAA championships. The relay squad ran the fifth-fastest 4×400 time to win a Big Ten silver medal earlier this year. Kouyeth is from Sandy Springs, Georgia, Talley hails from Dearborn, Michigan, and Williams is an Indianapolis native.
Martin’s sophomore season also concluded today, as the Purdue record-holder in both the decathlon and heptathlon competed at his fifth NCAA meet and second outdoor NCAA Championships. At the Big Ten Championships in May, Martin was fourth with a school-record 7,708 points to break a 26-year-old Purdue record.
A complete schedule of the NCAA Championships is available here. The meet will be broadcast live on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3, and fans can follow all the action with live results. Direct links are available on the track & field schedule page on PurdueSports.com/TrackField and on the NCAA’s website. Additional updates can be found by following the Boilermakers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
On Wednesday, along with Martin in the decathlon, the men’s 4×100 relay finished 19th and senior Samson Colebrooke placed 22nd in the 200-meter dash.
Ohio State Track & Field Release: Adelaide Aquilla is Shot Put National Champion
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thursday was a terrific day for the Ohio State Buckeyes at the 2021 NCAA Track and Field Championships, which are being held at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. How terrific? Really terrific!
Adelaide Aquilla won the NCAA championship in the shot put on Thursday to match her indoor national championship and give her a clean sweep of four championships indoors and outdoors in the shot put at the Big Ten and NCAA championships. Aquilla took the lead with a fifth throw of 18.17m / 59-7 ½, only to have Josie Schaefer from Wisconsin top her on her final throw of the night. Aquilla then launched her final throw 18.98m / 62-3 ¼ to regain the lead and secure her second national championship.
Here’s more terrific: star sprinter Anavia Battle saved her best for last on a busy evening of three events for her. She won her heat of the 200 meters in swirling conditions in 22.50 and qualified first overall for the 200 finals, which are set for Saturday night at 7:37 p.m. EDT.
And this makes a trio of terrific: Sade Olatoye, the national champion, the seven-time Big Ten champion and the four-time post-graduate scholarship winner, closed her Ohio State career by earning first-team All-America honors in two events: the hammer throw and the shot put. Olatoye’s best throw of 67.84m / 222-7 was seventh overall in the hammer. And she threw the shot 17.26m / 56-7 ½ to finish eighth.
And this is cool: the 24-member shot put field featured three Buckeyes with Divine Oladipo finishing 14th overall with a throw of 16.76m / 55-0. She picks up her first All-America award as a Buckeye, second-team honors.
Battle, along with Yanique Dayle, Sierra Fletcher and Alyssa March, took 17th in the 4×100-meter relay in 44.33 to earn honorable mention All-America honors. Battle also earned a second-team All-America award by taking 12th in the 100 meters in 11.43.
Ohio State is currently tied for third at these NCAA championships with 13 points. The top five: Georgia (20 points), Oregon (14), Ohio State, Arkansas and North Dakota State (13 apiece).
Heptathlete Emma Nwofor competes in four of the seven heptathlon events Friday with the final three events set for Saturday.
A full day of men’s championship action resumes Friday, as well. Senior 400-meter specialist Tyler Johnson will be running in the finals of the 400 beginning at 9:02 p.m. EDT.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1904 After pitching 9.1 innings of no-hit baseball, Cubs’ hurler Bob Wicker settles for a 1-0, twelve inning one-hit victory over the Giants. For the second time in his career, light-hitting outfielder Sam Mertes breaks up an extra-inning no-hitter, also having spoiled Indians right-hander Earl Moore’s 1901 bid for a no-no when he started the game-winning rally for the White Sox with a one-out single in the top inning.
1911 At Chicago’s West Side Grounds, Heinie Zimmerman of the Cubs drives in nine runs to set a team record. The Windy City infielder, whose record will be tied by Sammy Sosa in 2002, hits two home runs, a triple, and two singles in the 20-2 rout of the Braves.
1915 At the Polo Grounds in a 10-9 victory over the White Sox, Ray Caldwell becomes the first major leaguer to hit a home run in consecutive pinch-hit appearances. The Yankee pitcher, who will win 19 games this season, hit the first of his two round-trippers as a pinch-hitter yesterday, also against Chicago.
1938 In the first of two consecutive no-hitters he will hurl, Johnny Vander Meer keeps the Boston Bees hitless in Cincinnati’s 3-0 victory at Crosley Field. The Reds’ southpaw, in the first night game played in Brooklyn, continues his no-no mojo four days later by beating the Dodgers, 6-0, without giving up a hit in the Ebbets Field contest.
1952 At Wrigley Field, 35 year-old Hank Sauer, the NL’s eventual MVP, hits three solo shots off Phillies southpaw Curt Simmons. The Cubs All-Star outfielder’s trio of round-trippers accounts for all of Chicago’s offense when the team beats the visiting Phillies, 3-2.
1957 The Dodgers’ Roy Campanella surpasses former Cub and Giant backstop Gabby Hartnett to establish a new National League mark when he hits his 237th career round-tripper as a catcher. Campy’s historic home run comes off Ray Crone in the seventh inning of Brooklyn’s 7-2 loss to the Braves at Ebbets Field.
1961 In Game 1 of a twin bill at Tiger Stadium, Norm Cash becomes the first Detroit player to hit a fair ball over the right-field roof. The first baseman’s prodigious poke off Joe McClain is to no avail as the Tigers lose to the Senators, 7-4.
1963 After Brock Davis is intentionally walked to load the bases, third baseman Bob Aspromonte blasts a tenth-inning walk-off grand slam off Lindy McDaniel, lifting the Colt .45s to a 6-2 victory over the Cubs. Chicago had tied the Colt Stadium contest in the top of the ninth on a triple by Dick Bertell, a walk to Bob’s brother Ken, and Don Landrum’s RBI single.
1968 The Reds trade Milt Pappas, who had been feuding with former teammate and now team broadcaster Joe Nuxhall, along with Ted Davidson and Bob Johnson, to the Braves for Clay Carroll, Tony Cloninger, and Woody Woodward. The 2-5 right-hander became expendable after complaining the team was violating the contract by players not flying first-class as well as being critical of the front office’s refusal to cancel the game on the day of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral.
1969 The Cubs trade Adolfo Phillips and right-hander Jack Lamabe to the Expos for Paul Popovich, acquired today by Montreal, along with Ron Fairly from the Dodgers in exchange for Maury Wills and Manny Mota. Chicago’s latest infielder, a solid switch-hitting utility player, will play a large role for his new team, filling in for injured second baseman Glenn Beckert and batting .312 overall in 60 games.
1972 LA outfielders Manny Mota and Willie Davis both hit inside-the-park homers down the foul lines at Dodger Stadium off Bucs’ starter Bruce Kison. Roberto Clemente’s seventh-inning home run over the fence proves to be the difference in Pittsburgh’s 7-5 victory, their 21st win the last 26 games.
1972 Graig and Jim Nettles become the tenth different pair of brothers to homer in the same game when they both go deep in the Cleveland Stadium contest. Twins center fielder Jim’s solo shot in the top of the sixth inning is matched by his older brother’s blast in the bottom of the seventh in Minnesota’s 5-3 victory over the Indians.
1981 The Mariners’ 8-2 victory over the Orioles played in the Kingdome will be the last game played before the major league players go on strike over the issue of compensation for free-agents. Baseball’s fifth work stoppage results in 713 games not played and lasts fifty days.
1985 At Veterans Stadium, Von Hayes becomes the first player to hit two home runs in the first inning of a game. The outfielder’s leadoff homer and a grand slam in the Phillies’ nine-run first frame contribute to Philadelphia’s 26-7 rout of the Mets.
1988 Due to a shortage of right-handed hitters to face Orioles’ southpaw Jeff Ballard, Yankee skipper Billy Martin decides to use starting pitcher Rick Rhoden as his designated hitter, making the right-hander the first hurler ever to start at the position. In his lone plate appearance, the right-handed hurler hits a sacrifice fly before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 8-6 victory over Baltimore.
1989 Dwight Evans plays in his 2,293rd game wearing a Red Sox uniform, surpassing Ted Williams’ total to become second on the all-time list for games played with the team. Carl Yastrzemski holds the franchise mark, playing in 3,308 contests before he retired in 1983.
1990 At the age of 43, Ranger Nolan Ryan no-hits the A’s, 5-0, becoming the oldest player to throw a no-hitter, extending his major league record to six. The ‘Ryan Express’ becomes the first player to throw one in three different decades and to accomplish the feat for three different teams.
1995 Mark McGwire ties a major league record by hitting five homers in back-to-back games. Big Mac’s three homers today in consecutive at-bats help the A’s defeat the Red Sox, 8-1.
1995 Angels’ closer Lee Smith sets a major league record, nailing down his 16th consecutive save in 16 appearances in the team’s 5-4 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Doug Jones had previously set the mark in 1988, recording 15 straight saves in 15 appearances with the Indians.
1995 Yankee starting pitcher Mariano Rivera, allowing five runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings in the team’s eventual 10-7 victory over Seattle, is sent back to the minor leagues. The Bombers’ starting shortstop, a 20 year-old infielder, named Derek Jeter, will also be demoted after the Bronx ballpark contest.
1997 After 11 straight wins starting on Opening Day, Roger Clemens gets beat for the first time wearing a Blue Jays uniform when the Mariners defeat Toronto at the Skydome, 5-1. The 34 year-old will lead the American League in victories with 21 en route to winning his fourth Cy Young Award.
1999 At County Stadium, Milwaukee retires Paul Molitor’s uniform number 4. During the ceremony, the 21-year major league veteran, who also played with the Blue Jays and the Twins, announces that if he goes into the Hall of Fame, he will do so as a Brewer, a promise he will fulfill in 2004.
2002 In the top of the ninth inning during the Indians and Phillies interleague game at Jacobs Field, an explosive device thrown from the upper deck explodes in a lower-level smoking area, causing minor injuries to two people. Three young men suspected of causing the blast heard throughout the ballpark, are held on suspicion of felonious assault and aggravated arson.
2002 Rays’ first baseman Jared Sandberg goes deep twice on the first pitch in his two at-bats in the fifth frame in the team’s 11-2 victory over the Dodgers Tropicana Field. The 24-year-old rookie, the nephew of Hall of Fame second baseman Ryan Sandberg, becomes the 39th player in baseball history to hit two home runs in one inning, a feat his uncle never accomplished.
2003 For the first time since 1958, the Yankees are no-hit when the Astros keep them hitless with a record-setting six pitchers combining to stop the Bronx Bombers’ streak of 6,980 games with at least one hit. Orioles’ knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm was the last hurler to accomplish the feat, with a 1-0 victory in Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium.
2008 At Dolphin Stadium during a 6-2 Marlins victory over the Phillies, the best play of the night is made in Section 253 as a fan catches a foul ball in his beer cup. After removing the prized possession, the happy patron continues to drink his adult beverage.
2008 With the score knotted at two at Dolphin Stadium, Marlins’ second baseman Dan Uggla hits a walk-off grand slam to beat the first-place Phillies, 6-2. It’s the second time in franchise history a game has ended with a bases-loaded dinger, with Bobby Bonilla accomplishing the feat against the Rockies in 1997.
2009 Umpire Don Briggs throws the entire crowd, approximately 100 fans in attendance at Winfield-Mount Union High School (IA) for a contest against West Burlington, out of the game following his controversial call in the fifth inning. The incident occurs when the home team coach refuses to remove any of the unruly local fans, causing the ten-year veteran scholastic arbitrator to take action by borrowing a cell phone to call the police to help with the ejections.
2010 Andy Pettitte joins Whitey Ford and Red Ruffing as the only Yankees hurlers to notch 200 victories. The 37 year-old southpaw, who also reaches the 3,000 career inning plateau in the first frame of the game, gets his historic victory when New York beats Houston, his former team, in an interleague contest in the Bronx, 4-3.
2013 In a much-anticipated major league debut, Gerrit Cole throws six scoreless six innings in the Pirates’ 8-2 victory over San Francisco at PNC Park. A larger-than-average Tuesday night crowd of 30,614, which includes over 10,000 walk-ups, is on hand to watch the overall 2011 First-Year Player Draft No. 1 selection earn his first big league career victory.
2014 The Royals become the first team since the 1980 Expos to score four runs in one game, all on sacrifice flies. Kansas City, the first winning team to accomplish the feat, beat the Indians, 4-1, with their quartet of long balls in the Kauffman Stadium’s afternoon contest.
2019 Yordan Alvarez becomes the twenty-third player since 1908 to hit a homer in each of his first two career games, going deep in the Astros’ 10-8 victory over the Brewers at Minute Maid Park. The 21 year-old Astro freshman, who homered in his second major league at-bat two days ago, will be named the American League Rookie of the Year, finishing the season with 27 round-trippers while playing in 87 games for the AL champs.
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