INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL-REGIONALS NCC/AREA (SATURDAY)

@KOKOMO

Harrison vs. Northrup 11:00

@ CASCADE

University vs. Centerville 11:00

Parke Heritage vs. Knightstown 1:00

@ CARROLL FLORA

Union City vs. Cowan 11:00

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SEMI-STATE-NCC/AREA (SATURDAY)

@ FOREST PARK

Union County vs. South Vermillion 11:00

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GOLF-2020-21 Boys Golf State Tournament

Dates: Friday, June 4; Saturday, June 5; Monday, June 7, 2021.

Advancement from Sectionals to Regionals: Top 3 teams who post a team score.  Ties for top 3 teams must be resolved in order to advance. Top 3 low individuals excluding those individuals who advance with a team. Ties for 3rd place must be played off in order to advance.

1. Valparaiso (13) | Forest Park Golf Course | Fri, 9 am CT

Boone Grove, Chesterton, Hammond, Hammond Bishop Noll, Hammond Clark, Hammond Gavit, Hammond Morton, Hebron, Hobart, Morgan Township, Portage, Valparaiso, Wheeler.

2. Lake Central (12) | Palmira Golf & Country Club | Fri, 8 am CT

Andrean, Calumet, Crown Point, Griffith, Hanover Central, Highland, Illiana Christian, Lake Central, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, Whiting.

3. LaPorte (10) | Beechwood Golf Course | Fri, 8 am CT

Knox, LaCrosse, LaPorte, Marquette Catholic, Michigan City, New Prairie, North Judson-San Pierre, River Forest, South Central (Union Mills), Westville.

4. Logansport (12) | Dykeman Park Golf Course | Fri, 9:30 am ET

Caston, Covenant Christian (DeMotte), Kankakee Valley, Logansport, North Newton, Pioneer, Rensselaer Central, Rochester, South Newton, Tri-County, Twin Lakes, Winamac.

5. Harrison (West Lafayette) (13) | Coyote Crossing Golf Course | Fri, 9 am ET

Benton Central, Carroll (Flora), Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Delphi, Faith Christian, Frontier, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Central Catholic, Lafayette Jefferson, McCutcheon, Rossville, West Lafayette.

6. Westfield (10) | Ulen Golf and Country Club | Mon, 9 am ET

Bethesda Christian, Carmel, Frankfort, Guerin Catholic, Lebanon, Sheridan, University, Western Boone, Westfield, Zionsville.

7. South Bend Riley (12) | Erskine Golf Course | Mon, 8 am ET

Elkhart, Elkhart Christian Academy, Glenn, LaVille, Mishawaka, Mishawaka Marian, Penn, South Bend Adams, South Bend Clay, South Bend Riley, South Bend St. Joseph, South Bend Washington.

8. Northridge (12) | Meadow Valley Golf Club | Fri, 8 am ET

Bethany Christian, Bremen, Concord, Fairfield, Goshen, Jimtown, Lakeland, Northridge, NorthWood, Prairie Heights, West Noble, Westview.

9. East Noble (12) | Noble Hawk Golf Links – Kendallville | Fri, 8:30 am ET

Angola, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Central Noble, Churubusco, DeKalb, East Noble, Eastside, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fremont, Garrett, Hamilton, Leo.

10. Warsaw Community (12) | Rozella Ford Golf Club | Fri, 8 am ET

Columbia City, Culver Academies, Culver Community, Huntington North, Manchester, Northfield, Plymouth, Tippecanoe Valley, Triton, Warsaw Community, Wawasee, Whitko.

11. Fort Wayne Canterbury (13) | Chestnut Hills Golf Club | Fri, 8:30 am ET

Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Snider, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Heritage, Homestead, New Haven, Woodlan.

12. Peru (11) | Rock Hollow Golf Club | Mon, 9 am ET

Eastern (Greentown), Kokomo, Lewis-Cass, Maconaquah, North Miami, Northwestern, Peru, Southwood, Tri-Central, Wabash, Western.

13. Norwell (12) | Timber Ridge Golf Club | Fri, 9 am ET

Adams Central, Bellmont, Blackford, Bluffton, Eastbook, Madison-Grant, Marion, Mississinewa, Norwell, Oak Hill, South Adams, Southern Wells.

14. Indianapolis Cathedral (9) | Maple Creek Golf Club | Fri, 8 am ET

Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Scecina, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indianapolis), Park Tudor, Warren Central.

15. Noblesville (12) | Fox Prairie GC | Mon, 8 am ET

Alexandria Monroe, Anderson, Daleville, Elwood Community, Fishers, Frankton, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Lapel, Noblesville, Pendleton Heights, Tipton.

16. Monroe Central (12) | Hickory Hills Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET

Cowan, Delta, Jay County, Monroe Central, Muncie Burris, Muncie Central, Randolph Southern, Union City, Wapahani, Wes-Del, Winchester, Yorktown.

17. Greenfield Central (12) | Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield | Mon, 9 am ET

Blue River Valley, Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Knightstown, Morristown, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Castle, New Palestine, Shelbyville, Shenandoah, Southwestern (Shelbyville), Triton Central.

18. Richmond (12) | Forest Hills Country Club | Mon, 9 am ET

Cambridge City Lincoln, Centerville, Connersville, Franklin County, Hagerstown, Northeastern, Richmond, Rushville, Seton Catholic, Tri, Union (Modoc), Union County.

19. Attica (11) | Harrison Hills Country Club | Fri, 9 am ET

Attica, Covington, Crawfordsville, Fountain Central, Greencastle, North Montgomery, North Putnam, Parke Heritage, Seeger, South Vermillion, Southmont.

20. Indianapolis Crispus Attucks (13) | South Grove Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET 

Beech Grove, Ben Davis, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory, Central Christian Academy, Covenant Christian (Indianapolis), Decatur Central, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, Indianapolis Shortridge, Pike, Riverside, Speedway, Victory College Prep.

21. Martinsville (12) | Foxcliff Golf Course | Mon, 9:30 am ET

Avon, Brownsburg, Cascade, Cloverdale, Danville, Martinsville, Monrovia, Mooresville, Owen Valley, Plainfield, South Putnam, Tri-West Hendricks.

22. Linton-Stockton (12) | Phil Harris Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET

Bloomfield, Clay City, Eastern Greene, Linton-Stockton, North Central (Farmersburg), Northview, Shakamak, Sullivan, Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, West Vigo, White River Valley.

23. Vincennes Lincoln (13) | Country Club of Old Vincennes | Fri, 9 am ET

Barr-Reeve, Gibson Southern, North Daviess, North Knox, Pike Central, Princeton, South Knox, Tecumseh, Vincennes Lincoln, Vincennes Rivet, Washington, Washington Catholic, Wood Memorial.

24. Evansville Mater Dei (13) | Helfrich Hills Golf Course, Thurs, 7 am CT

Boonville, Castle, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville Day, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville Reitz Memorial, Evansville North, Mount Vernon, North Posey, Signature.

25. Franklin Community (12) | The Legends Golf Club | Mon, 9 am ET

Center Grove, Edinburgh, Franklin Central, Franklin Community, Greenwood, Greenwood Christian Academy, Indian Creek, Indianapolis Lutheran, Perry Meridian, Roncalli, Southport, Whiteland.

26. Bloomington North (14) | Cascades Golf Course | Mon, 8 am ET

Bedford North Lawrence, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Brown County, Brownstown Central, Crothersville, Edgewood, Lighthouse Christian Academy, Medora, Mitchell, Salem, Seymour, Trinity Lutheran, West Washington.

27. Greensburg (12) | Greensburg Country Club | Fri, 8:30 am ET

Batesville, Columbus East, Columbus North, East Central, Greensburg, Hauser, Jac-Cen-Del, Lawrenceburg, Milan, North Decatur, Oldenburg Academy, South Dearborn.

28. Madison Consolidated (11) | Sunrise Golf Course | Mon, 11 am ET

Austin, Charlestown, Henryville, Jennings County, Madison Consolidated, New Washington, Rising Sun, Scottsburg, Shawe Memorial, Southwestern (Hanover), Switzerland County.

29. Jasper (12) | Sultan’s Run Golf Club | Fri, 11:30 am ET

Crawford County, Forest Park, Heritage Hills, Jasper, Loogootee, Orleans, Paoli, Perry Central, South Spencer, Southridge, Springs Valley, Tell City.

30. Providence (12) | Covered Bridge Golf Club | Mon, 8 am ET

Borden, Christian Academy of Indiana, Clarksville, Corydon Central, Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, Lanesville, New Albany, North Harrison, Providence, Silver Creek, South Central (Elizabeth).

INDIANA BOYS TRACK-2020-21 Boys Track & Field State Tournament

(FRIDAY)

Order of Events

3:00 p.m. – Pole Vault, Long Jump and Discus

3:30 p.m. – High Jump; Shot Put

4:15 p.m. – 3200 M Relay Finals

5:00 p.m. – 100 M Dash Trials

5:15 p.m. – 110 M High Hurdle Trials

5:40 p.m. – 200 M Dash Trials

6:10 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

6:15 p.m. – 110 M High Hurdles

6:25 p.m. – 100 M Dash

6:35 p.m. – 1600 M Run

6:45 p.m. – 400 M Relay

7:05 p.m. – 400 M Dash

7:20 p.m. – 300 M Int. Hurdles

7:45 p.m. – 800 M Run

8:05 p.m. – 200 M Dash

8:15 p.m. – 3200 M Run

8:30 p.m. – 1600 M Relay

Advancement from State Meet Trials to Finals

1.   110 and 100 Hurdles, 100; 200

      a.   3 heats with 9

      b.   1st, 2nd from each heat plus next 3 best times.

2.   400 Relay, 1600 Relay, 400, 300 Hurdles

      a.   no trials

      b.   3 sections timed; 9 per section

3.   3200 Relay, 800

      a.   no trials

      b.   2 sections; 1 with 13, 1 with 14

4.   1600 and 3200

      a.   no trials

      b.   1 race timed

5.   Field Events

      a.   top 10 qualify plus ties

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TRACK-STATE FINALS

(SATURDAY)

3:00 p.m. – Pole Vault, Long Jump and Discus

3:30 p.m. – High Jump; Shot Put

4:15 p.m. – 3200 M Relay Finals

5:00 p.m. – 100 M Dash Trials

5:15 p.m. – 100 M High Hurdle Trials

5:40 p.m. – 200 M Dash Trials

6:10 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies

6:15 p.m. – 100 M High Hurdles

6:25 p.m. – 100 M Dash

6:35 p.m. – 1600 M Run

6:45 p.m. – 400 M Relay

7:05 p.m. – 400 M Dash

7:20 p.m. – 300 M Low Hurdles

7:45 p.m. – 800 M Run

8:05 p.m. – 200 M Dash

8:15 p.m. – 3200 M Run

8:30 p.m. – 1600 M Relay

Advancement from State Meet Trials to Finals

1.   110 and 100 Hurdles, 100; 200

      a.   3 heats with 9

      b.   1st, 2nd from each heat plus next 3 best times.

2.   400 Relay, 1600 Relay, 400, 300 Hurdles

      a.   no trials

      b.   3 sections timed; 9 per section

3.   3200 Relay, 800

      a.   no trials

      b.   2 sections; 1 with 13, 1 with 14

4.   1600 and 3200

      a.   no trials

      b.   1 race timed

5.   Field Events

      a.   top 10 qualify plus ties

INDIANA STATE FINAL-GIRLS TENNIS (FRIDAY/SATURDAY)

Evansville Memorial vs. SB St. Joseph

Fishers vs. Jasper

Homestead vs. Sullivan

Carmel vs. Park Tudor

COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE-FRIDAY

(REGIONAL)

Liberty vs. Duke, Noon

Norfolk State vs. #13 East Carolina, Noon

South Florida vs #15 Florida Noon

Virginia vs. South Carolina Noon

Army vs. #8 Texas Tech Noon

Indiana State vs Georgia Tech 1:00

Central Michigan vs. #10 Notre Dame 1:00

Alabama vs. North Carolina State 2:00

Dallas Baptist vs. Oregon State 2:00

Southern vs. #2 Texas 2:00

New Jersey Tech vs. #1 Arkansas 3:00

Samford vs. #7 Mississippi State 3:00

Florida State vs. Southern Miss 3:00

Cal Santa Barbara vs. Oklahoma State 4:00

North Dakota State vs. #9 Stanford 4:00

South Alabama vs Miami, Florida 5:00

Central Connecticut State vs. #14 Oregon 5:00

Maryland vs. Charlotte 6:00

Wright State vs. #3 Tennessee 6:00

Fairfield vs. Arizona State 7:00

Rider vs. #16 Louisiana Tech 7:00

Jacksonville vs. #11 Old Dominion 7:00

McNeese vs. #6 TCU 7:00

North Carolina vs. UCLA 7:00

Michigan vs. Connecticut 7:00

Presbyterian vs. #4 Vanderbilt 7:00

Northeastern vs. Nebraska 8:00

Southeast Missouri State vs. #12 Ole Miss 8:00

Campbell vs. VCU 8:00

Nevada vs. UC Irvine 9:00

Grand Canyon vs. #5 Arizona 10:00

LSU vs. Gonzaga 10:00

COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 3

Game 1: James Madison 4, Oklahoma 3

Game 2: Oklahoma State 3, Georgia 2

Game 3: Arizona vs. Alabama | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Game 4: Florida State vs. UCLA | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Friday, June 4

Game 5: James Madison vs. Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Game 6: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Saturday, June 5

Game 7: Oklahoma vs. Georgia | 12 p.m. | ESPN

Game 8: Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser | 2:30 p.m. | ESPN

Game 9: Game 6 loser vs. Game 7 winner | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Game 10: Game 5 loser vs. Game 8 winner | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN

Sunday, June 6

Game 11: Game 5 winner vs. Game 9 winner | 1 p.m. | ESPN

Game 12: Game 6 winner vs. Game 10 winner | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Game 13: Game 11 teams (if necessary) | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

Game 14: Game 12 teams (if necessary) | 9:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Championship Finals

Game 1: 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 7| ESPN

Game 2: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8 | ESPN

Game 3 (if necessary): 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 | ESPN

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Colorado 11 Texas 6

Tampa Bay 9 NY Yankees 2

Boston 5 Houston 1

Atlanta 5 Washington 1

Chicago White Sox 4 Detroit 1

Kansas City 6 Minnesota 5

Seattle 6 LA Angels 2

Pittsburgh 5 Miami 3

Milwaukee 7 Arizona 4

Cincinnati 4 St. Louis 2

San Francisco 7 Chicago Cubs 2

San Diego 4 NY Mets 3

NBA PLAYOFFS.

Denver 126 Portland 115

Phoenix 113 LA Lakers 100

NHL PLAYOFFS.

Boston 2 NY Islanders 1 OT

Carolina 3 Tampa Bay 2 OT

PGA LEADERBOARD

Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide
Jun. 3-6, Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, Ohio
Suspended
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1Collin Morikawa66   -6 (66)F
2Adam Long67   -5 (67)F
3tBo Hoag68   -4 (68)F
3tXander Schauffele68   -4 (68)F
3tNick Taylor68   -4 (68)F
3tRafa Cabrera Bello68   -4 (68)F
7tChristiaan Bezuidenhout69   -3 (69)F
7tBrendan Steele69   -3 (69)F
7tMax Homa69   -3 (69)F
7tJustin Thomas69   -3 (69)F
7tShane Lowry69   -3 (69)F
7tJon Rahm69   -3 (69)F
7tRickie Fowler69   -3 (69)F
14tCharl Schwartzel70   -2 (70)F
14tJason Dufner70   -2 (70)F
14tMichael Thompson70   -2 (70)F
14tVaughn Taylor-2   -27
14tMarc Leishman-2   -25
14tBryson DeChambeau-2   -23
20tEmiliano Grillo71   -1 (71)F
20tMatt Wallace71   -1 (71)F
20tPatrick Reed71   -1 (71)F
20tCameron Tringale-1   -16
20tXinjun Zhang-1   -16
20tKyle Stanley-1   -16
20tCameron Davis-1   -15
20tScottie Scheffler-1   -15
20tCarlos Ortiz-1   -15
20tBranden Grace-1   -14
20tMatt Jones-1   -14
20tJoel Dahmen-1   -13
20tPatrick Cantlay-1   -13
20tJordan Spieth-1   -13
20tSung Kang-1   -11
20tChris Kirk-1   -11
36tLucas Glover72   E (72)F
36tTony Finau72   E (72)F
36tJim Herman72   E (72)F
36tBrendon Todd72   E (72)F
36tRussell Knox72   E (72)F
36tHudson Swafford72   E (72)F
36tHarold Varner III72   E (72)F
36tCharley HoffmanE   E8
36tTalor GoochE   E6
36tKevin StreelmanE   E6
36tWilliam McGirtE   E5
36tJ.T. PostonE   E5
36tRichy WerenskiE   E5
36tSungjae ImE   E4
36tKyoung-Hoon LeeE   E3
36tLouis OosthuizenE   E3
36tAntoine RoznerE   E3
36tSam BurnsE   E2
36tStewart CinkE   E2
36tViktor HovlandE   E2
36tAdam ScottE   E2
36tJames HahnE   E1
36tLucas HerbertE   E1
36tPatrick RodgersE   E1
36tRobby SheltonE   E1
61tAlex Noren73   +1 (73)F
61tMark Hubbard73   +1 (73)F
61tCamilo Villegas73   +1 (73)F
61tBrian Gay73   +1 (73)F
61tSi Woo Kim73   +1 (73)F
61tHideki Matsuyama73   +1 (73)F
61tVictor Perez+1   +16
61tHenrik Norlander+1   +15
61tMartin Laird+1   +14
61tAaron Wise+1   +14
61tJ.B. Holmes+1   +13
61tC.T. Pan+1   +13
61tTyler Duncan+1   +12
61tRory McIlroy+1   +12
61tCameron Smith+1   +11
61tTom Hoge+1   +11
77tMatthew NeSmith74   +2 (74)F
77tK.J. Choi74   +2 (74)F
77tWyndham Clark74   +2 (74)F
77tJimmy Walker74   +2 (74)F
77tDylan Frittelli74   +2 (74)F
77tTroy Merritt74   +2 (74)F
77tCorey Conners74   +2 (74)F
77tAdam Hadwin74   +2 (74)F
77tHarry Higgs+2   +27
77tDavid Lingmerth+2   +27
77tLuke List+2   +25
77tJoaquin Niemann+2   +25
77tSebastian Munoz+2   +24
90tDoc Redman75   +3 (75)F
90tCharles Howell III75   +3 (75)F
90tDanny Willett75   +3 (75)F
90tGary Woodland75   +3 (75)F
90tMatthew Fitzpatrick75   +3 (75)F
90tDoug Ghim75   +3 (75)F
90tDenny McCarthy75   +3 (75)F
90tDanny Lee+3   +38
90tRussell Henley+3   +35
90tPatton Kizzire+3   +31
100tTyler McCumber76   +4 (76)F
100tBilly Horschel76   +4 (76)F
100tLanto Griffin76   +4 (76)F
100tBrandon Hagy+4   +46
104tMackenzie Hughes77   +5 (77)F
104tSepp Straka77   +5 (77)F
104tRobert Streb77   +5 (77)F
104tBubba Watson77   +5 (77)F
108tKeegan Bradley78   +6 (78)F
108tPadraig Harrington78   +6 (78)F
108tPeter Malnati+6   +68
111Byeong Hun An79   +7 (79)F
112Jamie Lovemark81   +9 (81)F
113Cameron Champ82   +10 (82)F
Matt KucharWD

LPGA LEADERBOARD

U.S. Women’s Open Conducted by the USGA
Jun. 3-6, Olympic Club, San Francisco, California
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1tMel Reid67   -4 (67)F
1tMegha Ganne67   -4 (67)F
3tAngel Yin68   -3 (68)F
3tMegan Khang68   -3 (68)F
3tBrooke Henderson68   -3 (68)F
6tYuka Saso69   -2 (69)F
6tShanshan Feng69   -2 (69)F
6tLexi Thompson69   -2 (69)F
9tJin Young Ko70   -1 (70)F
9tMarina Alex70   -1 (70)F
9tAustin Ernst70   -1 (70)F
9tJennifer Kupcho70   -1 (70)F
9tJeongeun Lee70   -1 (70)F
9tWichanee Meechai70   -1 (70)F
9tLauren Stephenson70   -1 (70)F
16tMina Harigae71   E (71)F
16tGurleen Kaur71   E (71)F
16tLuna Sobron71   E (71)F
16tAriya Jutanugarn71   E (71)F
16tAlly Ewing71   E (71)F
16tMadelene Sagstrom71   E (71)F
16tMaja Stark71   E (71)F
16tLydia Ko71   E (71)F
16tInbee Park71   E (71)F
16tEmily Pedersen71   E (71)F
26tPornanong Phatlum72   +1 (72)F
26tSarah Schmelzel72   +1 (72)F
26tKristen Gillman72   +1 (72)F
26tJessica Korda72   +1 (72)F
26tLizette Salas72   +1 (72)F
26tHyo Joo Kim72   +1 (72)F
26tGaby Lopez72   +1 (72)F
26tMuni He72   +1 (72)F
26tCarlota Ciganda72   +1 (72)F
26tStacy Lewis72   +1 (72)F
26tCeline Boutier72   +1 (72)F
26tJenny Shin72   +1 (72)F
26tXiyu Lin72   +1 (72)F
26tNasa Hataoka72   +1 (72)F
26tMaria Parra72   +1 (72)F
41tMinjee Lee73   +2 (73)F
41tAmy Olson73   +2 (73)F
41tJasmine Suwannapura73   +2 (73)F
41tHannah Green73   +2 (73)F
41tDanielle Kang73   +2 (73)F
41tMirim Lee73   +2 (73)F
41tCeline Herbin73   +2 (73)F
41tLeonie Harm73   +2 (73)F
41tJenny Coleman73   +2 (73)F
41tCristie Kerr73   +2 (73)F
41tHikari Kawamitsu73   +2 (73)F
41tHinako Shibuno73   +2 (73)F
41tLucy Li73   +2 (73)F
54tKim Kaufman74   +3 (74)F
54tAmelia Garvey74   +3 (74)F
54tSei Young Kim74   +3 (74)F
54tSo Yeon Ryu74   +3 (74)F
54tAmy Yang74   +3 (74)F
54tAngela Stanford74   +3 (74)F
54tGiulia Molinaro74   +3 (74)F
54tMatilda Castren74   +3 (74)F
54tTiffany Chan74   +3 (74)F
54tAlison Lee74   +3 (74)F
54tIn-Kyung Kim74   +3 (74)F
54tMichelle Wie West74   +3 (74)F
54tBrittany Altomare74   +3 (74)F
54tAshleigh Buhai74   +3 (74)F
54tYu Liu74   +3 (74)F
69tChristina Kim75   +4 (75)F
69tNa Yeon Choi75   +4 (75)F
69tBrittany Lang75   +4 (75)F
69tMi Hyang Lee75   +4 (75)F
69tRachel Heck75   +4 (75)F
69tIn Gee Chun75   +4 (75)F
69tCharley Hull75   +4 (75)F
69tHaylee Harford75   +4 (75)F
69tClaire Choi75   +4 (75)F
69tEun-Hee Ji75   +4 (75)F
69tPaula Creamer75   +4 (75)F
69tAzahara Munoz75   +4 (75)F
69tPatty Tavatanakit75   +4 (75)F
69tAnna Nordqvist75   +4 (75)F
69tAllie White75   +4 (75)F
84tAline Krauter76   +5 (76)F
84tMinami Katsu76   +5 (76)F
84tStephanie Meadow76   +5 (76)F
84tBohyun Park76   +5 (76)F
84tTsai Ching Tseng76   +5 (76)F
84tAyako Uehara76   +5 (76)F
84tNanna Koerstz Madsen76   +5 (76)F
84tDa Yeon Lee76   +5 (76)F
84tGina Kim76   +5 (76)F
84tYealimi Noh76   +5 (76)F
84tAna Trivino76   +5 (76)F
84tJo Hua Hung76   +5 (76)F
84tMomoka Miyake76   +5 (76)F
84tKaroline Tuttle76   +5 (76)F
84tSarah Burnham76   +5 (76)F
84tAmari Avery76   +5 (76)F
84tLee-Anne Pace76   +5 (76)F
84tPajaree Anannarukarn76   +5 (76)F
84tPernilla Lindberg76   +5 (76)F
84tKaitlyn Papp76   +5 (76)F
84tSophia Popov76   +5 (76)F
84tRose Zhang76   +5 (76)F
84tCheyenne Knight76   +5 (76)F
84tEmma Talley76   +5 (76)F
84tNatsumi Nakanishi76   +5 (76)F
84tRebecca Lee-Bentham76   +5 (76)F
110tJaclyn Laha77   +6 (77)F
110tTsubasa Kajitani77   +6 (77)F
110tSung Hyun Park77   +6 (77)F
110tGeorgia Hall77   +6 (77)F
110tSsu-Chia Cheng77   +6 (77)F
110tEmily Mahar77   +6 (77)F
110tElizabeth Szokol77   +6 (77)F
110tJodi Ewart Shadoff77   +6 (77)F
110tAlexandra Swayne77   +6 (77)F
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Booker scores 47, Suns eliminate champion Lakers, 113-100

LOS ANGELES (AP) Devin Booker scored 22 of his 47 points in a phenomenal first quarter, and the Phoenix Suns won their first playoff series since 2010, eliminating the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers with a 113-100 victory in Game 6 on Thursday night.

Jae Crowder scored 18 points for the second-seeded Suns, who won three consecutive games to send LeBron James to a first-round series loss for the first time in his 18-year NBA career.

Phoenix will meet Denver in the second round. Game 1 is Monday in Phoenix.

Chris Paul had eight points and 12 assists for the Suns, who jumped to a huge early advantage in the opening minutes of Game 6 while Anthony Davis struggled and eventually left due to his groin injury.

Although the Suns lost much of their early 29-point lead, they patiently held off the Lakers and James, who had 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Booker and Paul stayed strong in the fourth quarter, and Phoenix ended a decade of hoops frustration in the Valley of the Sun with the clinching victory of Booker’s first career playoff series.

Davis returned to the Lakers’ starting lineup after missing the second half of Game 4 and all of Game 5, but the eight-time All-Star played less than 5 1/2 minutes before being sidelined again by his groin injury.

Booker and the Suns surged to a 29-point lead in the first half, but the Lakers trimmed it to 10 midway through the fourth quarter. Paul, Mikal Bridges and Crowder all hit big shots down the stretch to make sure the lead never went to single digits.

Dennis Schroder scored 20 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 19 for the Lakers, who won’t get to properly celebrate a title in front of their wild home fans this summer after last October’s sterile victory in the Florida bubble. The Lakers were 21-6 before they lost Davis and then James to long-term injuries starting on Valentine’s Day, and the champs never regained their best form.

Even with a healthy Davis, the Lakers would have hard-pressed to keep up on Booker’s latest evening of brilliance.

Booker hit all six of his 3-point attempts and went 8 for 9 overall while the Suns took a 36-14 lead after one quarter. The six-year veteran showed none of the shakiness from earlier in the series against the Lakers, shredding the NBA’s best defensive team with his silky-smooth jumper and heady penetration.

While Paul played through a persistent shoulder problem, injuries were insurmountable for Los Angeles, which had a 2-1 series lead on Phoenix when Davis injured his groin midway through Game 4 and subsequently missed Game 5.

Caldwell-Pope played well after missing most of the past two games with a bruised knee, but the Lakers also lost backup guard Alex Caruso to a left ankle injury midway through Game 6.

James had been 14-0 in first-round series during his career, which includes four championships. Only Lakers greats Derek Fisher and Robert Horry ever had more first-round perfection in NBA history, with both going 16-0.

With the resurgence of the injury problems that forced the Lakers down to the seventh seed in the West, they couldn’t recover against the Suns and Booker, who rose to lead Phoenix to its decisive wins.

Booker, who scored 30 points in Game 5, got help in the first quarter of Game 6 from three of Crowder’s six 3-pointers. Phoenix took a 21-point lead to halftime, but the Lakers trimmed it to only 13 heading to the fourth quarter with big efforts from James, Schroder and Wesley Matthews, who combined for 27 points.

Nuggets eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 with 126-115 win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Denver Nuggets were undaunted, even when down 14 points in the third quarter and facing an antagonistic Portland crowd.

Nikola Jokic had 36 points and the Nuggets eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in six games with a 126-115 victory Thursday night.

“Nobody can take the fight out of us,” Jokic said. “We will just go out there and fight and that’s what we have been doing. We’re never going to quit. Quit is not in our vocabulary.”

Michael Porter Jr. added 26 points, including 22 in the opening quarter, for the third-seeded Nuggets. Denver will take on Phoenix, which eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6, 113-100. Game 1 in the series is Monday in Phoenix.

Denver advanced to the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight season.

Damian Lillard finished with 28 points and 13 assists for the sixth-seeded Blazers. They led by 14 points in the third quarter but couldn’t stave off elimination.

Monte Morris hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to close Denver to 101-98 heading into the last period. Jokic hit a 3-pointer to put Denver ahead 108-106 and the Nuggets stretched it to 117-108 on Austin Rivers’ 3 with 3:52 left.

Portland tried to catch up, pulling to 121-115 on CJ McCollum’s layup, but Aaron Gordon hit a corner 3-pointer that all but sealed it for Denver with less than a minute to go.

“I think the key was when they were going on runs and we weren’t playing our best every huddle was positive, staying engaged, demanding guys to be better, but staying together,” Denver coach Michael Malone said. “I think we’ve shown as a group that every time we hit adversity, most times, we never run from it. We buckle down, we embrace it, we find a way.”

Portland crumbled in the final quarter, outscored 28-14.

“We didn’t do what was necessary to win the series,” Lillard said. “We’ve got to keep fighting, keep working and keep coming back to battle. Regardless of how it ended, we are always going to have our heads held high, have class. They won, congratulations to them, but it’s back to the drawing board to us.”

The Nuggets took a 3-2 lead in the series with a 147-140 double overtime victory in Denver on Tuesday night. It spoiled Lillard’s epic playoff performance: He had 55 points, including 12 3-pointers, and 10 assists. It was the most 3-pointers ever in a playoff game.

The Blazers needed big man Jusuf Nurkic to stay out of foul trouble. Tasked with defending Jokic, he fouled out in three of the first five games.

Nurkic didn’t have a foul in the first half, but then had four quick fouls in the third quarter and had to head to the bench.

“I think one of the reasons is they just outplayed us,” Nurkic said when asked about what went wrong for the Blazers. “I give them credit, they had a hell of a season.”

Porter had six 3-pointers in the first quarter alone, tying an NBA playoff record for most 3s a quarter.

“Here’s a young man, 26 points in back-to-back games, and he’s only a second-year player. So Mike is only gonna get better than he already is, which is a scary thought,” Malone said. “It was important for Michael to get off to that start because he kind of kept us afloat.”

Lillard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Blazers a 68-61 lead at the half. He raised his arms to encourage the crowd as he headed off the floor.

Marchand scores in OT, Bruins beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Brad Marchand knew he didn’t have a great angle on his shot in overtime. He just fired the puck at the net and it got past Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov.

Marchand scored 3:36 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat New York 2-1 Thursday night in Game 3 to take the lead in the second-round playoff series.

In the extra period, Charlie McAvoy brought the puck up ice along the left side and passed to Marchand, who skated along the boards and fired a sharp-angle shot into the top right corner.

“Obviously not a great one, but any puck, especially in overtime, has the chance to go in,” Marchand said. “Can’t pass up a shot, and that’s another example of it. … I tried to get it on net and it found its way in. Very relieving.”

Varlamov wasn’t sure what happened on the shot and said he needed to see a replay.

“It was a weird shot, but the puck found the net,” he said.

Craig Smith also scored for Boston, and Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots – including five in overtime, as the Bruins took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

“I try to be patient and calm in there,” Rask said. “It doesn’t matter what the situation is. You’re just trying to make that save and give your team a chance to win, and fortunately we capitalized after.”

Mathew Barzal scored the tying goal late in the third period for New York, and Varlamov – making his second straight start after Ilya Sorokin went in four straight games – finished with 39 saves.

“Both teams were playing hard,” Barzal said. “It’s tough for about 10 minutes and then it’s the playoffs, so you turn the page. We know there’s a lot of good things tonight to build off of, so we’re excited. We’ve been in this situation before against Pittsburgh, so we’re just going to grind.”

Game 4 is Saturday night at Nassau Coliseum.

Staal scores in OT, Hurricanes beat Lightning in Game 3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jordan Staal scored on a power play at 5:57 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night in Game 3 of the second-round series.

Staal deflected Sebastien Aho’s shot with Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov serving a penalty for holding the stick to cut Tampa Bay’s series lead to 2-1.

Game 4 is Saturday Tampa.

Carolina coach Rob Brind’Amour changed goaltenders, opting for Petr Mrazek after Alex Nedeljkovic started the first eight games of the playoffs. Mrazek stopped 35 shots.

“He was good,” Brind’Amour said. “Did I expect him to be like that? I didn’t really know what to expect, to be honest with you, he’d been out for so long. But he’s a battler.”

Brett Pesce and Aho also scored for Carolina.

“Feels great obviously, but at the same time, it was only our first win in the series,” said Aho, who finished with three points. “We just have to keep going to Game 4 and just do it over and over again and trust our system. But it obviously feels good to win.”

Brayden Point and Alex Killorn had power-play goals for Tampa Bay, which outshot the Hurricanes 37-27.

“We did everything we wanted to do tonight except score one more goal than they did,” Lightning oach Jon Cooper said. “A lot of the things we put in place the players implemented and I thought they did a hell of a job. We just came up one short.”

The Hurricanes did something they were unable to do in the opening two games on home ice – score first.

The first lead of the series for the Hurricanes came courtesy of Pesce, who one-timed a shot from above the right circle off a feed from Andrei Svechnikov at 5:15 of the second period. It’s the first time Carolina opened the scoring since Game 2 against the Nashville Predators in the opening round and the first lead for the Hurricanes since Game 4.

It also was the first 5-on-5 goal scored by Carolina in the series and the first one Tampa Bay had allowed since the second period of Game 5 against the Florida Panthers.

The Hurricanes built the lead on a well-executed set play as Jaccob Slavin sent a pass from inside his own zone up ice to Svechnikov, who one-touched a pass to a streaking Aho. The play sent Aho in alone for a breakaway to give Carolina a 2-0 lead at 7:40.

It didn’t take long for Tampa Bay to respond on a power play. At 8:57, a passing play from Steven Stamkos to Kucherov to Point cut the lead to 2-1.

The Tampa Bay power play went back to work again when Brady Skjei was whistled for hooking at 15:52 and again cashed in. Point gained the zone with speed and found Kucherov in the slot. After his initial chance was blocked, he recovered the puck and fed Killorn between the hashmarks for a quick rising sot over Marazek at 16:18, the 11th power play goal scored by Tampa Bay in nine postseason games.

“That was a huge momentum shift for us in the game, being down 2-0 and getting two power play goals,” Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman said.

Wizards GM skirts topic of coach’s future after playoff exit

WASHINGTON (AP) The first topic raised with Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard the day after the team’s season ended was the topic that will hang over the offseason until a decision is announced: Will coach Scott Brooks be back?

“We’re not doing anything about that today,” Sheppard replied during a video conference with reporters on Thursday, before praising Brooks for “keeping this team together through some of the most difficult, dark moments probably in franchise history.”

Not surprisingly, Brooks said he wants to return; his five-year, $35 million contract is expiring.

“I wouldn’t want to move on,” he said. “I love it here. I love the city.”

It was, to be sure, a trying season for the Wizards, who started 0-5 along the way to 17-32 in early April. They dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak that put them on a two-week hiatus without games or practices plus had to find replacements after season-ending injuries to starting center Thomas Bryant and first-round draft pick Deni Avdija.

And then, with Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook leading the way on the court, Washington turned into a winning team. It went 17-6 down the stretch to finish with the eighth-best record in the Eastern Conference (34-38) and a play-in berth, then qualified for the playoffs, where they were eliminated in five games by the No. 1 seed Philadelphia 76ers.

“We got to the playoffs. That was a great experience. But now that’s no longer acceptable,” Sheppard said. “We have to be much better next season, and we will.”

BROOKS

During his tenure, Washington is 183-207 in the regular season, a .469 winning percentage, and won one playoff series. But he was praised by Sheppard and his players alike for steering the team through this season. “He did a job that I’m pretty sure people didn’t think he was able to do,” said Westbrook, who previously was coached by Brooks with the Oklahoma City Thunder. “He kept us together. He kept us encouraged. He kept us fighting.”

BEAL

Beal is only the sixth player since the ABA-NBA merger to average at least 30 points in two consecutive seasons; he was the runner-up in the league scoring race each of the past two years. “Eventually,” he said, “I want to be an MVP-caliber player.” The All-Star shooting guard has one year left on his deal and frequently is asked whether he believes the Wizards are in position to have real postseason success. “We’ve built this team around Bradley,” Sheppard said.

WESTBROOK

There were plenty of questions about how Westbrook – who arrived in a trade that sent franchise cornerstone John Wall to Houston – would fit in with Beal and the Wizards. Brooks didn’t have any concerns. And Beal enjoyed their partnership. “It’s so crazy to hear all the rumors of how difficult he would be to play with,” Beal said. Westbrook not only led the league in assists, averaged a triple-double and broke Oscar Robertson’s NBA record for most triple-doubles in a career, he gets credit from Brooks and Sheppard for helping the team’s younger players. “Having Russ here was unbelievable,” Beal said. “I’ve done nothing but cherish his presence from the moment he got here.”

YOUTH

Westbrook spoke after the season-ending Game 5 loss at the 76ers on Wednesday night about noticing all of the young faces on the team flight to Philadelphia and asking some of his teammates how old they are. Players such as Rui Hachimura, 23, or Daniel Gafford, 22, or Avdija, 20. “We’re not experienced right now,” Brooks said, “but we gained a lot of experience.”

SHEPPARD

As for his own future, Sheppard said, “That’s up to” owner Ted Leonsis, but noted he is under contract and “it’s never been an issue.” Heading into the offseason, Sheppard acknowledged the need for more depth and an athletic wing player as he does what he can to improve things. “I’m not afraid,” Sheppard said, “to take big swings.”

Gutiérrez gets first career win, Reds beat Cardinals 4-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jesse Winker hit a two-run homer, Vladimir Gutierrez earned his first career win and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Thursday night.

Gutierrez (1-1) pitched five innings of two-run ball, settling down nicely after a shaky start. He allowed three hits, struck out three and walked three in his second big league game.

“Right when we got into the second inning, I felt like a turn more towards myself and I felt better about myself as well,” Gutierrez said through a translator. “So, I got into a routine, right, in the second through the fifth and I made my own adjustments as the game went on.”

Reds manager David Bell was impressed by Gutierrez’s poise.

“It’s one thing when it’s easy but when it starts off like that, and then you’re able to do what he did, I think to me that’s more impressive,” Bell said. “That’s just a great night for him.”

Tejay Antone followed Gutierrez with two scoreless innings, and Lucas Sims got six outs for his fourth save.

St. Louis got two in the first on RBI singles by Tyler O’Neill and Yadier Molina. O’Neill extended his hitting streak to a career-best 11 games.

But Cincinnati went ahead to stay on Winker’s 14th homer in the second, a drive to right against Adam Wainwright that traveled an estimated 425 feet.

“I got into (a) hitter’s count and I just wanted to put a good swing on it,” Winker said.

Winker finished with three hits, and Nick Castellanos extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a first-inning single. Tucker Barnhart added an RBI double in the eighth.

Barnhart helped thwart a Cardinals rally in the ninth by pouncing on a Jose Rondon bunt and starting a 2-5-3 double play. After Paul Goldschmidt walked, putting runners on first and second, Tommy Edman struck out to end the game.

“They got the bunt down and Tucker’s great, it’s just that, Tucker’s great,” Winker said. “Just cat-like reflexes, he picks the ball up and throws an absolute laser to (Eugenio Suarez).”

Wainwright (3-5) permitted three runs and eight hits in seven innings. He hit a career-high three batters, including Tyler Naquin with the bases loaded in the first.

“I just got to simplify and just execute my pitches and make the pitch I’m trying to make and trust my defense and when I do that I stay in good counts, I put the ball on the ground and get strikeouts, and then we’re in good shape,” Wainwright said. “That’s what I got to get rolling with.”

The Cardinals lost for the fourth time in five games.

Wainwright got some help from his defense in the fifth when Dylan Carlson, Tommy Edman and Molina executed a perfect 8-4-2 putout on Tyler Stephenson as he tried to score on a Naquin double.

Crawford’s 3-run HR propels Giants past Cubs 7-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Brandon Crawford homered and drove in four runs, Anthony DeSclafani pitched six solid innings and hit an RBI double, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Thursday night.

Buster Posey and Alex Dickerson added two hits apiece to help the Giants win the opener of a four-game series between two of the hottest teams in the National League.

San Francisco has won seven of nine to improve to an NL-best 35-21.

Joc Pederson hit his fifth home run for the Cubs, who had won nine of 10 before losing in their first trip to the West Coast since 2019.

Crawford had an RBI single off starter Zach Davies in the second, then broke a 2-all tie with a three-run shot on a 3-0 pitch from reliever Rex Brothers in the fifth. Posey singled and Wilmer Flores walked before Crawford’s sixth go-ahead home run this season.

“In that at-bat I was just looking for a good pitch to hit,” Crawford said. “We had the go-ahead run at second base against a hard-throwing lefty. It was three sliders in a row and then a fastball over the plate.”

A three-time Gold Glove winner at shortstop, Crawford also made a handful of defensive gems, including a barehand grab on Kris Bryant’s roller in the third.

“It was an off-the-charts game for Craw,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “He knew he was going to get a fastball from Brothers and he was ready for it. The ball wasn’t carrying tonight and that ball was hit very well.”

DeSclafani (5-2) allowed four hits and two runs with four strikeouts for his first win at home since April 26. He left after striking out the side in the sixth including Pederson, who was booed loudly by the Oracle Park crowd after repeatedly stepping out of the box.

“He’s for sure given me a tough time throughout my career,” DeSclafani said. “I was just trying to make him hit my pitch. If I was going to get beat that at-bat, it was not going to be with the heater.”

Jarlin Garcia retired six batters and Zack Littell set down three to complete the five-hitter.

Pederson’s fourth career home run off DeSclafani landed in McCovey Cove and put Chicago ahead 2-1 in the third.

“He’s pretty comfortable on the West Coast. He’s been out here a while,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “Really nice swing, loud off the bat. He had some really good at-bats overall.”

DeSclafani tied it in the fourth with a double that sailed over Bryant in right field and one-hopped the wall. It came after a two-out fielding error by shortstop Javier Baez.

Davies (2-3) lost for the first time since April 16, allowing eight hits and four runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Moncada, Lamb homer as White Sox beat Tigers 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) Yoan Moncada and Jake Lamb hit two of Chicago’s four home runs to back Lance Lynn, Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa closed in on John McGraw for second on baseball’s career wins list, and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Thursday night.

Moncada and Lamb connected in the first two innings as Chicago grabbed a 2-0 lead. Yasmani Grandal made it 3-1 with a 457-foot drive to right-center against Casey Mize. Tim Anderson added a solo shot in the eighth off Daniel Norris.

La Russa picked up career victory No. 2,762 to move within one of McGraw, and the White Sox won for the eighth time in 11 games.

Lynn went six innings, allowing one run and four hits. The right-hander threw 89 pitches in improving to 6-0 in his past seven starts.

Aaron Bummer and Evan Marshall each worked an inning. Liam Hendriks came on in the ninth for his American League-leading 14th save in 16 chances, and the White Sox got their 12th win in 13 games against Detroit.

Mize (3-4) gave up three runs and five hits in seven innings.

Willi Castro homered leading off the fifth, but the Tigers came up short after winning four of five.

Moncada, who entered on a 10-for-19 tear, gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead with two outs in the first. He drove a 1-2 splitter down and around the outside edge the opposite way into the left-field bullpen for his fifth home run.

Lynn got out of a bases-loaded jam in the second when he struck out Jake Rogers after giving up a two-out single to Niko Goodrum and walking the next two batters.

Lamb made it 2-0 in the bottom half when he crushed a long, two-out drive to right for his fourth homer.

The Tigers cut it to 2-1 when Castro drove the first pitch of the fifth beyond the right-field bullpen.

White Sox ace Lucas Giolito picked up his second career ejection prior to the ninth inning.

Name game: Final list set of possible successor to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Like expecting parents, the Cleveland Indians are trying to settle on a name.

It’s proving to be a tedious, testing process.

The team said Thursday it now has a final list from an initial pool of nearly 1,200 entries. It is vetting the possible team names for legal purposes after months of research and discussions with fans.

In December, the Indians said they were changing their name for the first time since 1915. The decision came during a national movement to remove and replace prejudicial names and symbols, and after a strong push from Native American groups who deemed the existing name racist.

The team began meeting with groups of fans in February. Based on those discussions and feedback from meetings with community leaders, local influencers and staff members, the team concluded the new name needed to connect with the city, preserve the team’s history and unite the community.

The initial list consisted of 1,198 names. It’s not known how many names are being given final consideration for what will be the club’s new identity.

Owner Paul Dolan told The Associated Press in December the new name will not have any Native American themes or connotations.

“We’ve engaged our fans and community on many aspects of our team name process,” said Curtis Danburg, the team’s vice president of communications and community impact. “We felt it was important to share our research journey and what we’ve learned so far.”

The forthcoming name change has sparked lively debate among Cleveland fans, some wanting the club to remain the Indians. Among the most popular names pushed by fans on social media are the Spiders, Guardians and Avengers.

Dating to 1865, Cleveland’s baseball team has previously been called the Spiders, Blues and Forest Citys.

Once the Indians have selected their final name choices, they’ll draft options for logos, word marks and other brand elements. The club will also work with Major League Baseball to ensure legal viabilities.

The name change will complete a rebranding by the Indians, who removed their contentious Chief Wahoo logo from their game jerseys and caps several years ago. The team, however, continues to sell merchandise featuring the grinning, cartoonish mascot.

Yarbrough gets Rays 1st complete game in 5 years, tops Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Ryan Yarbrough became a big leaguer at a time when the highest esteem was reserved for pitchers who started games and those that finished them.

The Tampa Bay Rays left-hander has helped transform baseball in a role that does neither, and so he knows how rare a chance he got Thursday when manager Kevin Cash gave him back the ball with the chance to start and finish the ninth inning.

“My whole mission was just to get all three,” Yarbrough said.

Yarbrough ended a 24-start winless skid with Tampa Bay’s first complete game in more than five years, Austin Meadows homered off shaky Yankees ace Gerrit Cole and drove in five runs, and the Rays beat New York 9-2 Thursday.

Yarbrough (3-3), best known as Tampa Bay’s go-to bulk man in the early days of the opener, hadn’t won a start since Aug. 11, 2019. He threw a career-high 8 2/3 innings that day, but with the Rays’ clinging to a 1-0 lead over Seattle, Cash yanked him after just 100 pitches.

Staked to a big lead this time, Yarbrough was allowed to finish out with a career-most 113 pitches.

“It kind of comes full circle, I guess,” Yarbrough said.

Tampa Bay had gone a major league record streak of 731 games without a complete game since Matt Andriese’s two-hit shutout of Oakland on May 14, 2016. Toronto now has gone the longest at 231 games.

“Our team put us in a really good chance for me to do that,” Yarbrough said. “With how we do things, with a close lead, that’s not going to be able to happen.”

The AL East-leading Rays salvaged a four-game split, improving to 10-3 at Yankee Stadium since the start of last season. New York fell 4 1/2 games back of Tampa Bay and has dropped seven of 10 entering their first series this year against the rival Red Sox.

Yarbrough escaped a key jam in the fourth and allowed solo homers to Brett Gardner and Miguel Andujar, but otherwise cruised.

The 29-year-old gave up two runs and six hits, walked none and struck out six.

“I’m sure he was probably sucking a little wind there in the eighth and ninth innings,” Cash said. “But I hope it’s something he wanted because we really appreciated him being able to complete it.”

Yarbrough took advantage of a favorable zone from plate umpire Chad Whitson, stealing several strikes off the outside corner. Yankees manager Aaron Boone was ejected after berating Whitson during a pitching change in the seventh.

“I wanted to just get my point across,” Boone said. “I thought there were some close pitches, but the Rays outplayed us today.”

Asked about his effectiveness in that area, Yarbrough said “you worry about what you can control.”

Meadows homered three times in the series, including a go-ahead, two-run drive off Cole in the fourth inning. He added a three-run double off Nick Nelson in the seventh.

Cole (6-3) matched a season worst by allowing five runs in five innings. He entered with an AL-best 1.78 ERA and dominated Tampa Bay in their previous meeting, striking out 12 in eight scoreless innings May 12.

He wasn’t nearly as sharp Thursday. Meadows put the Rays up 2-1 in the fourth, and Tampa Bay made it 5-1 an inning later on Brandon Lowe’s RBI single and Yandy Diaz’s two-run hit.

Cole was replaced in the sixth after 92 pitches. He struck out seven, walked two and allowed five hits. He said he struggled to command his fastball, and that compounded issues created by what he perceived to be an inconsistent strike zone.

“Just underneath the ball a little bit today,” he said.

Meadows has five homers in seven games and 14 for the season. He leads the team with 44 RBIs.

Yarbrough allowed no-out hits to Aaron Judge and Gio Urshela in the fourth but stranded both to preserve a 2-1 lead. Rougned Odor popped out to foul territory, then Yarbrough struck out Clint Frazier and Andujar with the runners at second and third.

Gardner’s homer was his first of the season. Andujar’s shot was his third this year, all in this four-game series.

Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton was held out of the lineup for the second time in three days. He’s 1 for 16 with nine strikeouts in five games since returning from a left quadriceps strain.

Rockies win 11-6, sending Rangers to 15th straight road loss

DENVER (AP) Austin Gomber shook off an intestinal bug to pitch six shutout innings, and the Colorado Rockies beat Texas 11-6 on Thursday to finish a franchise-worst 0-9 trip for the Rangers and extend their longest losing streak since 2003 to nine games.

Texas fell behind 9-0 by the sixth inning and dropped its 15th consecutive road game, one shy of the franchise record set by the 1961 Washington Senators, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. It is the longest road skid in the major leagues since Miami dropped 15 straight in 2019.

The Rangers are 13-13 at home and 9-23 on the road, on their longest overall losing streak since May 30-June 8, 2003.

Colorado has an even bigger home-road imbalance. It is 19-12 at hitter-friendly Coors Field and a major league-worst 4-22 away from home.

“Our guys feel comfortable here, they’re super confident swinging the bat,” manager Bud Black said.

Gomber (4-5) allowed three hits, struck out six and walked none, throwing 78 pitches. He said there was never a doubt in his mind that he would make the start, but Black wasn’t sure.

“We were worried a little bit. We sent him home early (Wednesday),” Black said. “He assured us he was fine. He was a little weak when he got to the ballpark but we felt good enough to run him out there.”

The Rangers managed just three singles off Gomber, who retired 10 of his last 11 batters. He gave up a fifth-inning single in his final three innings of work and erased that with a double-play ball.

“The past couple of days were a grind,” he said. “Today I woke up feeling pretty good. Because I haven’t been able to get a ton of food down the past couple of days I was running a little low on energy.”

Mike Foltynewicz (1-6) gave up five runs and eight hits in 3 2/3 innings, dropping to 0-3 in six starts since beating the Los Angeles Angels on April 27.

“I want to do so well for the team, especially the circumstances we’re in,” Foltynewicz said. “I just wanted to battle and grind and try to make pitches. They got the best of me today.”

Charlie Blackmon homered and drove in three runs in the Rockies’ fourth straight win. Garrett Hampson tied a career high with four of Colorado’s 16 hits.

Texas got just six hits and headed home without a road win since beating Minnesota 4-3 on May 6.

“Going home will definitely be helpful for these guys,” manager Chris Woodward said. “I’m not going to worry about the road when we’re at home, I’ll tell you that.”

Woodward held a team meeting after Wednesday night’s loss and said before Thursday’s game that his team has kept playing hard.

“I’ve been around this game for a long time and I’ve seen the opposite,” he said. “I’ve seen guys run for the hills, not really care.”

Colorado jumped in front on Brendan Rodgers’ run-scoring groundout in the second. Blackmon hit a solo drive in the third for his fourth homer.

Raimel Tapia, who had three hits and scored three times, doubled home Elias Diaz during the Rockies’ three-run fourth.

Khris Davis hit a two-run homer for Texas in the seventh. Jose Trevino went deep during the Rangers’ four-run ninth.

Pérez’s strong start helps Boston over Houston 5-1

HOUSTON (AP) In a series where the Boston Red Sox struggled to find their offense, Martin Perez’s best start of the season allowed them to avoid being swept by the Houston Astros.

Perez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, and the Red Sox headed into their first matchup against the New York Yankees with a 5-1 win over the Astros on Thursday.

“It was a fun game,” Perez said. “I enjoyed it and we got the win.”

Christian Arroyo’s first home run of the season, a three-run drive in the second inning, helped Boston get off to a solid start.

Arroyo’s 10th career homer gave the Red Sox more runs than they managed in the previous two games combined in a series where the offense struggled mightily.

“It was an all-around good ballgame,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “For how bad it was the first three days, we can have a happy flight after this one.”

Perez (4-2) yielded six hits and struck out four in his fourth straight win. It was his longest start of the season.

“Today he was on top of his game,” Cora said. “He was amazing. He’s been amazing the whole season. We’re really happy with where he’s at.”

Perez had retired eight of the previous nine batters when Garrett Stubbs singled with one out in the eighth. He walked Aledmys Diaz with two outs, and Adam Ottavino retired Alex Bregman to end the inning.

Brandon Workman, signed to a minor league contract last month after he was released by the Chicago Cubs, was brought up from Triple-A Worcester and made his first Red Sox appearance since he was traded to Philadelphia last August. The 32-year-old right-hander, who pitched for Boston from 2013-14 and 2017-20, gave up Yuli Gurriel’s eighth homer with one out in the ninth.

Boston headed to Yankee Stadium in second place in the AL East, two games behind Tampa Bay and 2 1/2 games in front of the third-place Yankees.

Cora was happy to see his team get a couple of big hits Thursday but knows the offense still needs to do more.

“It was better,” he said. “It seems like we were able to slow down the at-bats today and you saw the results.”

Houston starter Jake Odorizzi (0-3) labored through three innings in his second start after missing a month with a strained muscle in his right arm. He allowed three runs, four hits and three walks. Odorizzi’s tough day ended a franchise-record streak of seven straight games in which Houston’s starter had allowed just one run.

“It’s just a bad-command start,” Odorizzi said. “I wouldn’t say my stuff was good at any point today.”

Rafael Devers opened the second with a double. Hunter Renfroe walked and Arroyo homered into the left-field seats for a 3-0 lead.

Boston tacked on two runs in the seventh inning on a double by Xander Bogaerts.

The Astros outscored the Red Sox 18-4 in the first three games of this series, but they had trouble stringing hits together as their four-game win streak was snapped.

The Astros had just two hits when Gurriel singled with no outs in the fifth. Chas McCormick singled with one out, but Perez retired Myles Straw and Stubbs to end the threat.

Swanson stays hot with 2-run HR as Braves top Nationals 5-0

ATLANTA (AP) Dansby Swanson is emerging as a new power contributor in an Atlanta Braves lineup that already leads the major leagues in home runs.

Swanson kept up his power surge with a two-run homer in Atlanta’s four-run sixth inning, and the Braves beat Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals 5-1 on Thursday.

Swanson extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games. He has five homers in that stretch, including in back-to-back games against Washington. The homer landed about halfway up the left-field seats, his 10th this season.

“You forget this kid has some serious power, too,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

Swanson, 27, is in his sixth season and is on pace to easily surpass his high mark of 17 homers in 2019.

“He works and he believes,” second baseman Ozzie Albies said. “It’s a matter of when he starts clicking. He keeps believing in himself and believing in his swing.”

Left-hander Tucker Davidson, recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett for his second start this season, gave up one hit in 5 2/3 innings with five walks and five strikeouts.

“I just think each start I get I feel a little more comfortable,” Davidson said.

Atlanta had two hits off Corbin (3-5) in five scoreless innings before finding success against the left-hander in the sixth.

Ronald Acuna Jr. started the inning with a single, stole second and scored on Albies’ single that skipped past left fielder Josh Harrison for an error. Austin Riley drove in Albies from second base with a double down the right-field line.

Corbin allowed four runs, six hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings, leaving his ERA at 6.28.

“Obviously we were cruising there until the sixth,” Corbin said. “I still felt good and thought I made some pitches. … I left the slider up there to Dansby. It was frustrating because I felt really good and wanted to keep us in the game.”

Albies drove in two runs with three hits, including a double off Sam Clay in the seventh. The shot off the right-field wall drove in Acuna, who walked.

Josh Tomlin (3-0) threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings after replacing Davidson in the sixth. With two outs in the ninth, Jordy Mercer doubled off Will Smith and scored on Alex Avila’s single up the middle.

The Braves and Nationals split the four-game series. Atlanta has won seven of 10 in the season series.

Davidson escaped difficulty in the fifth, when Victor Robles led off with a walk and moved to second on Jordy Mercer’s single to right field for the Nationals’ first hit. Davidson recovered by striking out Alex Avila and Corbin before Trea Turner’s groundout ended the inning.

Swanson’s homer and Albies’ double gave each infielder 500 hits.

Jets’ Scheifele suspended 4 games for late hit on Evans

NEW YORK (AP) — Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele was suspended for four games by the NHL on Thursday night for a crushing late hit on Montreal’s Jake Evans in Game 1 of the second-round series.

Evans was taken off the ice on a stretcher with 57 seconds left Wednesday night in Montreal’s 5-3 victory after being hit in the head and shoulder area an instant after tucking in an empty-net goal. Evans chased down the puck behind the net, tightly circled back around the goal cage and scored just before Scheifele’s sent him crashing to the ice. Scheifele was given a major for charging and a game misconduct.

Evans sustained a concussion. He was not taken to a hospital.

The NHL department of player safety said Schefiele “finishes his check violently and with unwarranted force into Evans, making significant head contact in the process and causing an injury.”

“It is apparent to our department that his intention on this place is to deliver a hard, violent check to an opponent with the outcome of the play and the game already decided,” the department of player safety said.

Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Friday night in Winnipeg.

USFL relaunching next year, four decades after its birth

(AP) — The USFL is relaunching in 2022, four decades after the spring football league’s short-lived run that featured such stars as Reggie White, Herschel Walker, Steve Young, Jim Kelly and future president Donald Trump.

The new USFL announced Thursday it will play next spring with a minimum of eight teams “and deliver high-quality, innovative professional football to fans.”

Although those teams, along with the cities, head coaches and schedules won’t be announced until later, the league said it retains the rights to “key original team names.”

The USFL also is using the same red, white and blue stars-and-stripes logo it did from 1983-85.

Fox Sports, which has a minority equity stake in the company that owns the new USFL, will serve as the league’s official broadcast partner.

“I’m extremely passionate about football and the opportunity to work with Fox Sports and to bring back the USFL in 2022 was an endeavor worth pursuing,” said Brian Woods, co-founder of the new USFL and founder and CEO of The Spring League.

“We look forward to providing players a new opportunity to compete in a professional football league and giving fans everywhere the best football viewing product possible during what is typically a period devoid of professional football.”

Fox CEO and executive producer Eric Shanks called the USFL’s relaunch “a landmark day for football fans and Fox Sports.”

“Football is in our DNA and the return of this innovative and iconic league is a fantastic addition to our robust slate of football programming,” Shanks said.

The USFL was launched in 1983, but crumbled after three seasons because of out-of-control spending and an ill-conceived push led by Trump, owner of the New Jersey Generals, to compete directly against the NFL with a fall season.

Launched originally to serve as more of a complement to the NFL than a direct competitor, the USFL helped change professional football in its short lifespan.

The USFL featured rules innovations, helped usher in underclassmen being drafted by the NFL and pushed the league to pay bigger salaries and create real free agency.

In the end, the USFL’s most enduring legacy was the $3 judgment it “won” in an antitrust suit against the NFL, a ruling that finished off the league in 1986 before it carried out a Trump-backed move from spring to fall.

SEC, Big East latest to scrap intraconference transfer rules

NEW YORK (AP) — The Southeastern Conference and the Big East eliminated their intraconference transfer policies Thursday, allowing athletes to transfer within the leagues without losing a year of eligibility.

The decisions were made in each conference by university presidents and chancellors. The changes take effect immediately and are in line with the trend throughout college sports to allow more freedom for athletes who switch schools.

Athlete transfers in all Big East-sponsored sports will be governed by NCAA legislation.

The SEC’s change will more closely align the conference with NCAA rules. One difference with the SEC is it will require athletes who play fall sports — such as football — to declare their intent to transfer by Feb. 1. NCAA rules will require fall and winter sport athletes to notify their schools of a transfer by May 1 and spring sport athletes by July 1.

The SEC’s deadlines for winter and spring athletes will be the same as the NCAA’s.

The SEC’s decision means several high-profile football players will be immediately eligible in 2021 after transferring, including former Tennessee linebacker Henry To’o To’o at Alabama, former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert at Georgia and former LSU quarterback T.J. Finley at Auburn.

A new NCAA policy passed in April allows athletes in all sports to transfer once and be eligible to play immediately. For years, football, basketball, men’s hockey and baseball players did not have access to the one-time exception that athletes in other sports had and were forced to sit out a season after transferring as an undergraduate to a school at the same level of NCAA competition.

Many conferences including the ACC, Pac-12 and Big 12 already dropped their restrictions on intraconference transfers.

French Open champion Nadal reaches 3rd round on empty court

PARIS (AP) Amid an unusual silence on an empty center court at the French Open, defending champion Rafael Nadal celebrated his 35th birthday with something very familiar: another victory against Richard Gasquet.

Nadal won 6-0, 7-5, 6-2 against Gasquet to improve to 17-0 for his career against the Frenchman since they first met in 2004. Gasquet hasn’t even won a set in the past 12 losses to Nadal and not since 2008.

There were no fans on Court Philippe Chatrier to witness Nadal’s 102nd victory at Roland Garros, with all leaving by 9 p.m. because of coronavirus rules.

The 13-time champion won the first set in 24 minutes.

“I think I played an amazing first set,” Nadal said. “I don’t feel that Richard was playing that bad to have that score, but I didn’t miss that much.”

Gasquet rallied from 5-2 in the next set to reach 5-5, but missed an easy volley at the net in the 12th game. Nadal broke him again to take the second set.

Nadal won on his second match point, joining Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Ivan Lendl in owning 17-0 records against an opponent in the Open era. The top-ranked Djokovic and Federer – who even has two 17-0 records – earlier reached the third round.

Nadal wasn’t too bothered by finishing at nearly 11:30 p.m in humid conditions.

“The main thing is to feel myself playing well,” he said.

The third-seeded Nadal seeks a record 21st major to move one clear of Federer, and next faces unseeded Cameron Norrie.

In women’s play, top-ranked Ash Barty retired from her second-round match, leaving the tournament without its top two women’s seeds and any of the top three women in the rankings.

Defending champion Iga Swiatek breezed through to the third round, however, beating Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 6-1 on Court Simonne-Mathieu. The No. 8-seeded Pole next faces No. 30 Anett Kontaveit.

Swiatek, who turned 20 Monday, is looking to become the first woman to win consecutive Roland Garros titles since Justine Henin won her third straight in 2007.

Barty, the 2019 champion, trailed 6-1, 2-2 when she signaled that she couldn’t continue against Polish opponent Magda Linette on Court Philippe Chatrier.

“I was battling the pain, and it just became too severe, and like I said, was becoming unsafe,” Barty said of the injury that had flared up during training before the tournament.

Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 for his ninth win in 10 meetings against the big-serving Croat and fifth in majors.

“I think I played a really good match, I surprised myself a bit. I didn’t think I could play at this level for 2 1/2 hours against Marin,” Federer said. “It shows I have something in reserve, I have some energy left and that’s really good for my confidence.”

The eighth-seeded Federer next faces unseeded Dominik Koepfer, who beat No. 30 Taylor Fritz 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Fritz left the court in a wheelchair after appearing to hurt his knee.

Federer argued with chair umpire Emmanuel Joseph after being given a time warning for slow play during the second set on Court Philippe Chatrier.

After winning in the first round on Monday, Federer spoke about the strange feeling of having to handle his own towel, because of coronavirus rules, and how it upset his rhythm. He argued the point to Emmanuel, and to Cilic.

“I understand the rule,” Federer protested to Cilic. “(But) I’m going from one corner to the next trying to get my towel. I’m not doing it on purpose.”

Federer, whose 40th birthday is Aug. 8, hadn’t appeared on the Grand Slam stage since Jan. 30, 2020, when he lost to Djokovic in the Australian Open semifinals.

Djokovic made brief work of beating clay-court specialist Pablo Cuevas 6-3, 6-2, 6-4, saving eight of the nine break points he faced. The 18-time Grand Slam champion next plays unseeded Lithuanian Ricardas Berankis.

Elsewhere, 18-year-old qualifier Carlos Alcaraz of Spain beat No. 28 Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Alcaraz became the youngest man to reach the third round at Roland Garros since 1992 and youngest to make a Grand Slam third round since Nadal at Australian Open in 2004. Nadal also reached the Wimbledon third round in 2003.

This is only the third time at any Grand Slam tournament in the professional era, which began in 1968, that the top two women’s seeds are gone before the third round. It also happened at the French Open in 2014 (No. 1 Serena Williams and No. 2 Li Na) and the U.S. Open in 2018 (No. 1 Simona Halep and No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki).

In addition to Barty’s departure, No. 2 Naomi Osaka withdrew after the first round, saying she is going to take a break from competition for mental health reasons. The third-ranked Halep pulled out before the tournament because of a leg injury.

Barty started the match with her left thigh bandaged and it was immediately clear she could not move properly, struggling in long rallies and with her first serve.

Barty called for a medical timeout at the end of the opening set, briefly left the court for treatment and stopped after Linette hit an ace.

Last year’s runner-up Sofia Kenin advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Hailey Baptiste, while fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina beat Ann Li 6-0, 6-4.

Morikawa leads at Muirfield Village on day suspended by rain

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) Collin Morikawa had another favorable result at Muirfield Village on a golf course that looked and sounded a lot different from when he won last year.

Morikawa felt good vibes from an old putter and posted a 6-under 66 in rain-softened conditions Thursday morning at the Memorial. That gave him a one-shot lead over Adam Long among early starters, with Xander Schauffele in the group two shots behind.

The weather was bad enough that the first round was suspended twice, with only half the field finishing the round.

For Morikawa, the name of the tournament is different, too. He won a playoff at Muirfield Village last year in the Workday Charity Open, a one-time event to replace the pandemic-canceled John Deere Classic.

But there’s a comfort level at the course Jack Nicklaus built, no matter how much it has been renovated and reshaped. And it was noisy Thursday as the tournament has let at least 25% capacity of fans on the course.

Jon Rahm is the defending champion at the Memorial and faced a far stronger test. Nicklaus knew he was going to be redoing the fairways and greens, so he let them go for the Memorial and conditions were as tough as a U.S. Open.

Rahm did OK in the soft conditions with a 69, tied with British Open champion Shane Lowry, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler, who needs a runner-up finish to move into the top 60 in the world ranking and avoid U.S. Open qualifying on Monday.

Jordan Spieth, Bryson DeChambeau and Rory McIlroy didn’t make it past a couple of holes before the weather stopped everything. They were to return Friday morning to finish the first round, and then right back out for the second round.

The forecast was better for the rest of the week, and darkness doesn’t set in until about 9 p.m.

What made Schauffele’s round interesting is that he used the controversial arm-lock method to putt. It’s a putter he’s only had for about a week. He’s among the best statistically putting. And he things the putting style should be banned.

It’s the method used by DeChambeau, Matt Kuchar and Will Zalatoris, among others. Most players believe it is no different from anchoring the long putter against the sternum, a style the R&A and USGA outlawed.

But if the rules makers are allowing it, Schauffele figures he might as well do the same.

Kuchar, meanwhile, withdrew when he was 9 over after 14 holes for what the PGA Tour described as a left forearm injury.

Mel Reid shoots 4-under 67 for early lead at US Women’s Open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mel Reid got off to a fast start with birdies on the first two holes of the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday and was the early clubhouse leader after a 4-under 67 on the notoriously tough Lake Course at the Olympic Club.

The English player Reid started at the 10th hole and hit her first two approach shots within 10 feet for birdies on the par 4s. She added birdies on Nos. 15 and 16, another on her second-to-last hole and had only one bogey all round.

“I didn’t think that score was out there honestly,” she said. “I had a pretty good game plan. It’s probably the best I’ve had for a tournament. We had a game plan and stuck to it. If you’re in trouble, just get it out, make bogey. I think the key here is to not take many risks the first two, three days, and I didn’t do that.”

Of the 78 players who teed off in the morning, only eight shot under par. Angel Yin was a stroke off the lead, Yuka Saso shot 69, and top-ranked Jin Young Ko was at 70 with Marina Alex, Austin Ernst, Jennifer Kupcho and Jeongeun Lee6.

Reid, who won her first LPGA Tour title last October to go with her six career wins on the European Tour, has had little career success at the U.S. Women’s Open. She missed the cut four of her previous five times at this tournament and finished tied for 50th in her other appearance in 2012.

Reid said she was helped by a couple of long conversations with two-time men’s U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka that she carried over into the round.

“He gave me a few things that he follows by in a major, so obviously appreciate his help,” she said. “What he told me was, I thought, invaluable honestly, and it made me have a little bit different approach. That’s why I feel like I prepared the best.”

This marked the first time the women came to the Lake Course overlooking the Pacific Ocean for a major. But this venue has a rich history for the men, hosting five U.S. Opens and three U.S. Amateurs among other events.

The course that played at 6,361 yards Thursday has traditionally played as one of the tougher ones despite having no water hazards and only one fairway bunker. Only four men broke par at the five U.S. Opens here, including none the past two times with Lee Janzen winning at even par in 1998 and Webb Simpson a 1 over in 2012.

“Level par should be winning this thing, in my opinion, or close to level par. I love how tough it is,” Reid said. “I think it makes you think, makes you create a strategy. You can’t bomb it everywhere. You’ve really got to think where your misses are. This is exactly how a U.S. Open should be. This is an unbelievable golf course. As soon as I rocked up here I thought, this is the kind of golf courses we want to play.”

While Reid used a fast start to get to the top of the leaderboard, Yin finished strong by making eagle on the par-5 17th and birdie on the par-4 18th to get within one shot of the lead. The American’s 60-foot putt on 17 helped overcome back-to-back bogeys on the front nine.

“I teed off so early and I was so cold, I was kind of falling asleep. The front nine, I was like, gosh, ‘I’m so tired. Now I’m hungry,’” she said. “Didn’t hit many fairways on the front nine, so I think that showed on the scorecard. I think just hitting the fairways this week is essential to having a good round. I don’t think distance will help that much because the rough is so long. You’re going to break your wrist if you hit it all at a time.”

INDIANA MEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING: First Wave Readies for Olympic Trials

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Eight current or recently graduated Hoosiers will be competing in the first wave of the 2020 Olympic Trials from June 4-7 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Neb.

Qualified U.S. swimmers will compete in Wave I of Trials, in a wildcard bid to reach Wave II of the event and race to become a member of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team. The four-day Wave I Trials competition will feature many of the country’s rising talent, with the top two swimmers of every event moving to Wave II.

The Wave II eight-day Trials competition serves as the sole qualifier for pool swimmers on the U.S. Olympic Team for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Athletes will earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team roster at each of the eight finals sessions.

COMPETING HOOSIERS

Tristan DeWitt – 100m Breaststroke, 200m Breaststroke, 200m IM

Griffin Eiber – 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle

Laurel Eiber – 50m Freestyle

Anna Freed – 100m Backstroke

Brandon Hamblin – 50m Freestyle

Jacob Steele – 100m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke, 200m IM, 400m IM

Thomas Vanderbrook – 200m IM

Jassen Yep – 200m Breaststroke

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PRELIMS: 11 a.m. ET

FINALS: 8 p.m. ET

Friday, June 4

W/M 100m Freestyle

W/M 100m Backstroke

W/M 200 Butterfly

W/M 800m Freestyle (Timed Final)

Saturday, June 5

W/M 200m Freestyle

W/M 100m Breaststroke

W/M 400m IM

Sunday, June 6

W/M 400m Freestyle

W/M 100m Butterfly

W/M 200m Backstroke

Monday, June 7

W/M 200m IM

W/M 50m Freestyle

W/M 200m Breaststroke

W/M 1,500m Freestyle (Timed Final)

PURDUE SWIMMING AND DIVING: Boilermakers Set for Wave I of U.S. Olympic Team Trials

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Six Purdue swimmers are slated to race this weekend on the grand stage of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which has been split into two Waves of competition due to the unique circumstances of this year.

Masy Folcik, Sylvia Kobylak and Hayley Pike qualified for the Purdue women. Ryan Hrosik, Coleman Modglin and Nick Sherman are slated to represent the Purdue men. Omaha, Nebraska, is serving as the host city for USA Swimming’s Olympic Team Trials for the fourth straight time dating back to 2008.

The full list of events and the daily schedule for the Boilermakers racing in Omaha are included at the bottom of this page. Results will also be posted here in the schedule area. Purdue’s events are Saturday and Monday. The Olympic Channel is providing the live television coverage of the 8 p.m. ET finals sessions.

The CoVid-19 pandemic and postponement of the 2020 Olympics led to the two Waves of competition at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this year. Purdue’s six current swimmers qualified for the Wave 1 portion of the meet. Alumna and USA Swimming National Team member Kaersten Meitz (2015-18) will race in Wave 2 the week of June 13 to 20. The top finishers in Wave I also qualify for Wave II.

Meanwhile, women’s volunteer assistant coach Evan Austin is also slated to race the weekend of June 17 to 19 at the U.S. Paralympic Team Trials in Minneapolis. Austin is in great shape to qualify for the Paralympics again after he won gold in both the 50-meter butterfly and 400-meter freestyle at the Para Swimming World Series the weekend of April 15-17 in Texas.

AĆIN ON THE VERGE OF BECOMING FIRST BOILERMAKER TO QUALIFY FOR TOKYO

• Nikola Aćin, the Purdue All-American and program record holder in the 100-yard freestyle, is believed to have clinched an Olympic berth as part of Serbia’s 4×100 free relay team. At the European Aquatics Championships last month in Budapest, Hungary, Aćin anchored Serbia’s team to a spot in the final, where the quartet posted a time of 3:13.73. That mark ranks among the top 16 in the world and should qualify Serbia for the Olympic Games in the event. He posted a 100-meter split of 48.24 in the prelims to help Serbia qualify second of 21.

• Nikola Bjelajac and Aćin also raced individually in the 50- and 100-meter free in Budapest. The following weekend, they visited Bjelajac’s hometown of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to race again in the freestyle sprints while pursuing individual Olympic qualifying times. Aćin (49.42) and Bjelajac (50.97) finished 1-2 in the A final of the 100 free (PDF) at the Banja Luka Open on May 30.

• Olympian and All-American Jinq En Phee races at the Malaysia National Championships the weekend of June 11 to 13 in Kuala Lumpur, which will serve as Malaysia’s Olympic Trials. Aćin and Phee both represented their countries at the 2019 FINA World Championships in South Korea.

BOILERMAKERS COMPETING AT U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS IN OMAHA (LCM EVENTS)

• Masy Folcik – 100 Breast

• Ryan Hrosik – 50 Free

• Sylvia Kobylak – 200 Breast

• Coleman Modglin – 100 & 200 Breast

• Hayley Pike – 1500 Free

• Nick Sherman – 50 Free, 100 Breast

• Kaersten Meitz – 200, 400 & 800 Free (Wave 2, June 13-20)

PURDUE’S SCHEDULE

First Prelim Heat Start Time in Eastern Time

Finals Sessions Nightly at 8 p.m. ET

Saturday, June 5

• Women’s 100 Breast at 11:16 a.m. – Masy Folcik, Sylvia Kobylak

• Men’s 100 Breast at 11:32 a.m. – Coleman Modglin, Nick Sherman

Monday, June 7

• Men’s 50 Free at 11:37 a.m. – Ryan Hrosik, Nick Sherman

• Men’s 200 Breast at 12:09 p.m. – Coleman Modglin

• Women’s 1500 Free at 8:11 p.m. – Hayley Pike (Finals Only)

PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Boilermaker Trio Invited to USA Basketball U19 Tryouts

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – USA Basketball has announced that three current Boilermakers have been invited to attend the 2021 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team training camp.

The athletes, age 19 years or younger, will compete June 20-22, in Fort Worth, Texas, in hopes of being named to the 12-member team that will represent the USA at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup for Men.

Sophomore Jaden Ivey and freshmen Caleb Furst and Trey Kaufman-Renn make up over 10 percent of the 27 athletes trying out. Purdue leads the way with three players trying out for the squad, while Gonzaga, Baylor and Ohio State (Meechie Johnson, Zed Key) both have two. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Davis is the lone other Big Ten representative.

Purdue has had major success in the U19 World Cup in each of the last three events. Caleb Swanigan won gold in Greece in 2015, Carsen Edwards won bronze in Egypt in 2017 and Trevion Williams was a gold medalist in Greece in 2019.

This year’s U19 World Cup will be played in Latvia from July 3 to 11.

Ivey was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team a year ago and has been mentioned as a preseason All-American for the 2021-22 season. He averaged 11.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game, but over the last six contests averaged 18.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 37-of-79 (.468) from the field in that span. He scored 26 points against North Texas, the second-most ever by a Big Ten freshman in an NCAA Tournament debut.

Furst, a 6-foot, 10-inch freshman from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball and a MaxPreps Honorable Mention All-American after a standout career at Blackhawk Christian. Furst led Blackhawk to the 2021 and 2019 Indiana State Championships, scoring 2,087 career points while becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. He averaged 21.4 points, 14.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.2 blocked shots as a senior.

Kaufman-Renn, a 6-foot, 9-inch freshman from Sellersburg, Indiana, is also a two-time state champion at Silver Creek High School in 2019 and 2021. Kaufman-Renn was the runner-up for Mr. Basketball in 2021 to teammate Caleb Furst, but was named the 2020 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year. He finished his career by scoring 1,832 points and grabbing 867 rebounds, setting the school record for career points. As a senior, he averaged 24.5 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.9 blocked shots per game.

The team will be coached by TCU’s Jamie Dixon and assisted by Stanford head coach Jerod Haase and Yale head coach James Jones.

Purdue head coach Matt Painter serves as the chair of the USA Basketball Men’s Basketball Junior National Team Committee.

NOTRE DAME BASEBALL: SOUTH BEND REGIONAL PREVIEW

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The No. 10 overall seed Notre Dame baseball team is primed to begin its first postseason run since 2015 when they open the South Bend Regional against Central Michigan Friday afternoon. It will be the first postseason game at Frank Eck Stadium since 2004 and it will be in front of a capacity crowd for the first time this season. Friday’s regional opener will begin at 1 p.m. ET and will be aired on ESPN3.

South Bend Regional

For the first time since 2004, South Bend will be the host for an NCAA Regional as the Irish earned the No. 10 overall seed in the 2021 NCAA Baseball Tournament.

This will be Notre Dame’s 22nd all-time appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the first since the 2015 season.

The Irish are joined by Connecticut, Michigan and Central Michigan in the regional.

As the top seed in the regional, the Irish will face off with Central Michigan Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET for their first game of the regional.

Connecticut (33-17) enters the regional as the BIG EAST regular season and tournament champion after defeating Xavier in the BIG EAST tournament final this past Sunday.

Michigan (27-17) finished the regular season third in the B1G as they just faced conference opponents and did not have a conference tournament.

Central Michigan (40-16) was the outright MAC regular season champion as the conference did not hold a conference tournament this season.

The Irish faced Central Michigan earlier this season in a midweek matchup on April 13. The Irish came away with an 8-4 win after scoring all eight runs in the first three innings.

Friday’s matchup against the Chippewas will be the 37th meeting all-time between the two schools and the Irish hold a 22-13-1 advantage.

If the Irish face off against the Huskies over the course of the regional, it will be the 48th all-time meeting between the former BIG EAST conference foes. The Irish lead the all-time series 28-18-1 and it would be the first meeting between the two schools since May 26, 2013.

If the Irish square off against the Wolverines over the course of the regional, it will be the 135th meeting between the two rivals. Michigan leads the series with an 88-46 record and it would be the first meeting since April 4, 2017.

The Irish and Wolverines have faced each other once before in the NCAA Tournament back in 1999 in the South Bend Regional. Michigan came away with an 11-5.

Irish Shut Out Hokies in ACC Pool Play

Playing their fourth straight game against the Hokies to open up ACC Pool Play on May 26, the Irish continued to roll with an 8-0 victory.

Jared Miller and Zack Prajzner led the Irish at the plate as they won their fifth game in a row.

Miller launched his fourth home run of the season in the sixth inning and followed it up with a triple the very next inning.

Zack Prajzner set a career high with four hits on the afternoon in four plate appearances.

On the mound, Will Mercer tied a career high with five innings pitched and just three hits allowed.

Alex Rao tossed three innings of scoreless and hitless relief.

Liam Simon finished the game off for the Irish fifth shutout of the season and second against the Hokies in the past three games.

Following the conclusion of the tournament, Prajzner was named to the ACC Championship All-Tournament Team.

Jarrett Named ACC Coach of the Year, Kavadas & Bertrand Earn First Team Honors

After leading the Irish to the first ACC Atlantic Division Championship in program history, head coach Link Jarrett was named the ACC Coach of the Year.

The Irish finished with a conference-best 25 ACC wins this season and won 10 series which was also the best in the league.

It is the first regular season conference championship since 2006 and Jarrett is the first coach to earn conference coach of the year honors since Paul Mainieri in 2001.

The Irish finished the season leading the country in the fielding percentage (0.986) with just 21 errors in 39 games. The Irish also have not lost back-to-back games.

The rest of the ACC Postseason Awards were announced and the Irish were well represented.

Niko Kavadas and John Michael Bertrand were both named to the first team while Tanner Kohlhepp and Carter Putz earned second team honors.

Niko leads the Irish with 16 home runs and 49 RBI on the season. He has hit the most home runs in a single season since Brant Ust hit 17 in 1999.

John Michael Bertrand leads the Irish in innings pitched (75.2) and complete games (2) while he is tied for the team in wins (7) and ranks second in strikeouts (57).

Tanner Kohlhepp leads the team in strikeouts (60) and is tied for the team lead in wins (7). He ranks third in the ACC in ERA (2.88) among qualified pitchers.

Putz leads the team in hits (50) and triples (3) on the season. He ranks second on the squad in runs (33) and RBI (34) and batting average (.309).

NOTRE DAME SWIMMING AND DIVING: IRISH HEAD TO U.S. OLYMPIC SWIM & DIVE TRIALS

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OMAHA, Neb. & INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Eight members of the 2020-21 Notre Dame Swimming and Diving team will compete at the U.S. Olympic Swimming & Diving trials this week.

Senior diver Kelly Straub will compete on the 3-meter at the U.S. Olympic Diving Trials June 6-13 at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis.

Freshmen Sophia Bradac and Megan Deuel, sophomores Liam Hutchinson, Cason Wilburn and Ellie Jew, junior Luciana Thomas and senior Brendan Santana will all compete in Wave I of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials June 4-7 at CHI Health Center Omaha.

For the Swimming trials, those who finish in the top two of each event in Wave I will qualify for Wave II, which will take place June 13-20. From there, the top swimmers from Wave II will qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team and have the chance to compete in Tokyo.

THE DETAILS

DIVING

When: June 6-13, 2021

Participants:

Kelly Straub – 3-meter Springboard

Preliminary: June 8 at 10 a.m. ET

Semifinal: June 8 at 7 p.m. ET (Olympic Channel)

Final: June 12 at 4:50 p.m. ET (NBC)

Additional information available here.

SWIMMING – WAVE I

When: June 4-7, 2021

Participants:

Cason Wilburn

100m Free: June 4

100m Fly: June 6

50m Free: June 7

Megan Deuel

200m Fly: June 4

Luciana Thomas

200m Fly: June 4

Brendan Santana

200m Fly: June 4

Liam Hutchinson

400m Free: June 6

Ellie Jew

100m Breast: June 5

Sophia Bradac

100 Breast: June 5

All preliminary sessions will begin at 11 a.m. ET each day, with finals beginning at 8 p.m. ET that evening. Wave I finals on each day will be broadcast on the Olympic Channel.

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL: NCAA Nashville Preview: Sycamores Open Play Friday with Georgia Tech

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NASHVILLE – Indiana State baseball will open the 2021 NCAA Tournament Friday at 1 p.m. ET/12 noon CT at Hawkins Field in Nashville. The No. 3 seeded Sycamores will begin regional play against No. 2 Georgia Tech before advancing to Saturday where ISU will face either No. 4 overall national seed and regional host Vanderbilt or No. 4 seeded Presbyterian.

Fans can watch Friday’s action on ESPN3 with Mike Couzens and Greg Swindell calling the action. Each game of the postseason will air on the ESPN family of networks. Visit the baseball schedule page on GoSycamores.com for updated information. Sycamore fans can also hear the radio call on throughout the weekend on GoSycamores.com worldwide or 97.9 FM or 1230 AM WIBQ in the Wabash Valley with Luke Martin and Brian Fritz on the call.

NEWS & NOTEWORTHY

» Indiana State (30-19) is making its 11th overall NCAA appearance, earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Nashville Regional — the second consecutive trip to Nashville for the postseason after winning two games in 2019 against McNeese and Ohio State before falling to the eventual national champion Vanderbilt Commodores. Other years that ISU appeared in the NCAA Postseason include: 1979, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1995, 2012, 2014, 2019, 2021).

» The Sycamores earned the No. 3 seed in the Nashville Regional and will open play with a matchup against No. 2 seed Georgia Tech (29-23) on Friday, June 4, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN3. Host and No. 4 national seed Vanderbilt (40-15) will face No. 4 seed Presbyterian (22-21) in the other opening contest.

» Indiana State is 10-20 all-time in postseason play, including the 1986 team that advanced to the only College World Series in program history.  Indiana State is making back-to-back NCAA appearances for the first time since the 1986-1987 seasons. The 2019 team was the first team that won two NCAA games in the same regional since 1989 in Starkville, Mississippi. In 2019, the Sycamores opened the Nashville Regional with a 6-5 win over McNeese before defeating Ohio State 10-5.

» The Sycamores opened the year with 24-straight games away from home, including 11 games against RPI top-100 teams. ISU is 21-12 in true road games. The team secured its 13th-straight winning season in 2021 and will finish in the top-100 in RPI for the ninth-straight year.

» ISU head coach Mitch Hannahs is in his eighth season at the helm of the program and has guided the Sycamores to a 239-158 (.602) overall record during his time in Terre Haute. Hannahs, who is one of the most decorated student-athletes in program history, entered the Indiana State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010 and has been a part of seven of the programs 11 trips to the NCAA Postseason Tournament as a player or coach (’86, ’87, ’89, ’95, ’14, ’19, ’21). Since taking over the program in 2013, Hannahs has led the Sycamores to over 200 wins, three NCAA Tournament appearances, and six top-3 finishes in the Missouri Valley Conference. He sits second all-time in career wins behind legendary head coach and ISU Hall of Famer Bob Warn who guided the program to 1,070 wins from 1976-2006. In all eight seasons, the Sycamores have completed winning seasons and finished the year ranked in the top-100 in RPI.

» Geremy Guerrero was named Pitcher of the Year — the first time a Sycamore has earned the award in program history — while Aaron Beck earned Newcomer of the Year accolades marking consecutive years that an Indiana State student-athlete has earned the honor.

» Indiana State placed a league-high five players on the all-conference first team. The Sycamores’ first-team selections included Jordan Schaffer (SS), Max Wright (C), Aaron Beck (OF), Geremy Guerrero (SP) and Connor Fenlong (RP). Guerrero and Wright also earned spots on the MVC all-defensive team.

» Geremy Guerrero was named a Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Thursday. Guerrero is the sixth Indiana State pitcher to be named an All-American and the first All-American for the Sycamores since 1996 when Dan Olson earned the honor from the American Baseball Coaches Association.

» Guerrero, a product of Metamora, Ill., owns an MVC-best 1.93 ERA and has registered a 10-1 record in 13 starts. He also leads the MVC in innings pitched (93.1) opposing batting average (.174) and runners picked off (3). Guerrero has two complete games on the season, including his last outing in the MVC Championship against Illinois State. He ranks in the top-5 in strikeouts (97-3rd), wins (10-2nd), (12-2nd), doubles allowed (4-1st), earned runs allowed (18-3rd). Guerrero ranks first nationally with a 0.76 WHIP. His strikeout-to-walk ratio of 7.46 and hits allowed per nine innings (5.59) rank first in the MVC and top 25 nationally. Only two other ISU pitchers have ever finished a season leading The Valley in ERA. In 1983, Paul Quinzer led the MVC with a 2.04 ERA and in 2013 current Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Manaea paced the league with an ERA of 1.47.

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL: Guerrero Tabbed Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State left-hander Geremy Guerrero was tabbed Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Thursday. Guerrero, a senior from Metamora, Ill, is 10-1 with a 1.93 ERA and has struck out 97 batters while issuing just 13 walks in 93.3 innings this year.

He also leads the MVC in innings pitched (93.1), opposing batting average (.174) and runners picked off (3). Guerrero has two complete games on the season, including his last outing in the MVC Championship against Illinois State. He ranks in the top-5 in strikeouts (97-3rd), wins (10-2nd), (12-2nd), doubles allowed (4-1st), earned runs allowed (18-3rd). Guerrero ranks first nationally with a 0.76 WHIP.

His strikeout-to-walk ratio of 7.46 and hits allowed per nine innings (5.59) rank first in the MVC and top 25 nationally. Only two other ISU pitchers have ever finished a season leading The Valley in ERA. In 1983, Paul Quinzer led the MVC with a 2.04 ERA and in 2013 current Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Manaea paced the league with an ERA of 1.47.

Guerrero is the sixth Indiana State pitcher to be named an All-American and the first All-American for the Sycamores since 1996 when Dan Olson earned the honor from the American Baseball Coaches Association.

WRIGHT STATE BASEBALL: Raiders begin NCAA run against Region host Tennessee on Friday night

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THE REGIONAL

Teams: Wright State (35-11)

                Tennessee (45-16)

                Duke (32-30)

                Liberty (39-14)

Location: Lindsey Nelson Stadium / Knoxville, TN

The Wright State baseball team returns to the NCAA postseason on Friday night as the Raiders take on Knoxville Regional host Tennessee at 6 p.m. at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Wright State clinched its ninth NCAA Division I appearance last Saturday afternoon with a 21-3 victory over Milwaukee in the 2021 Horizon League Championship at Nischwitz Stadium. Entering the regionals, Wright State leads the country in six national categories: Batting Average (.342), On-Base Percentage (.451), Slugging Percentage (.578), Doubles per Game (2.74), Scoring (10.6 per) and Total Runs (488). The Raiders’ 126 total doubles is No. 2 in the country, while their 207 total drawn walks are No. 7 nationally and the pitching staff’s strikeout-to-walk ratio is 3.29, which is No. 8 nationally.

Duke and Liberty are also in the Knoxville Regional, and are set to square off earlier in the day at 12 p.m., with Friday’s winners advancing to face each other on Saturday night and Friday’s losers meeting in an elimination matchup earlier on Saturday afternoon.

Fans can follow the action with live stats for each game, while Friday’s game will be streamed on ESPN3.

PROBABLE STARTERS

Friday:

WSU: Jake Schrand, RHP, Jr.

TEN: Chad Dallas, RHP, Jr.

LAST TIME OUT

Wright State posted 40 runs over three games last weekend on the way to capturing the 2021 Horizon League Championship. The Raiders hit .414 as a team with an .721 slugging percentage, totaling 10 doubles, six home runs and three triples as seven different players drove in multiple RBI, paced by eight RBI from Quincy Hamilton and 7 RBI each from Tyler Black and Zane Harris. On the mound, Wright State pitchers struck out 20 batters in 27 innings, allowing 10 runs (seven earned). Bradley Brehmer allowed four hits in his complete game win on Friday and Austin Cline struck out nine over 7.1 innings in the clinching game.

HAMILTON NAMED COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ALL-AMERICAN

Quincy Hamilton was named a first team Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I All-American, the organization announced on Thursday. The 17-man first team, chosen by performances up to regional playoffs and picked by the staff of Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features 12 conference players or pitchers of the year. Hamilton becomes the first Wright State player to earn All-America honors since former Raider Peyton Burdick earned four All-America honors following the 2019 season, including being named a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Hamilton leads the country in total runs scored (75), runs per game (1.63) and walks per game (1.17), while he is second nationally in total walks (54). Additionally, his on-base percentage (.532) is third in the country, he is No. 8 in the country in RBI per game (1.43) and his .749 slugging percentage is ninth nationally.

CHECKING THE LATEST TRENDS

Entering the Regional, Alex Alders’ 13-game hitting streak is the longest active mark on the Raider roster, followed by Zane Harris’ nine-game hitting streak. Sammy Sass had a 16-game hitting streak, the longest on the roster this season, snapped in the Milwaukee series late in the regular season. Alec Sayre previously had a 13-game hitting streak snapped during the Horizon League Championship, while Justin McConnell had an 11-game streak earlier in the season as well. Damon Dues has reached base in 22 straight games, with Justin McConnell having reached in 21 straight games. Sammy Sass, Tyler Black and Alex Alders have all reached in 13 consecutive games. Quincy Hamilton had his 30-game reached base streak snapped in the Milwaukee series, while 10 different Raiders have had reached base streaks of 10 or more games at some point during the season. Damon Dues has tallied 21 multi-hit games to pace the offense, followed by Tyler Black (20), Quincy Hamilton (20), Sammy Sass (15), Alec Sayre & Alex Alders (14 each).  Tyler Black and Sammy Sass both have 17 multi-RBI games to lead the team, while Quincy Hamilton and Zane Harris both have 16 such games. Alec Sayre and Justin McConnell each have had 10 multi-RBI games.

NATIONAL ATTENTION

Entering the regionals, Wright State leads the country in six national categories: Batting Average (.342), On-Base Percentage (.451), Slugging Percentage (.578), Doubles per Game (2.74), Scoring (10.6 per) and Total Runs (488). The Raiders’ 126 total doubles is No. 2 in the country, while their 207 total drawn walks are No. 7 nationally and the pitching staff’s strikeout-to-walk ratio is 3.29, which is No. 8 nationally.

SO WE MEET AGAIN

Wright State and Tennessee are no strangers to each other, having just met March 6-8 last season at Lindsey Nelson Stadium, with the Raiders taking two of three in the series for what ended up being Tennessee’s only two losses of the COVID shortened season. Wright State won Friday’s opening game 5-4 thanks to an Alex Alders RBI single in the top of the ninth as the Raiders collected 13 total hits. Jake Schrand earned the win with three innings of relief with five strikeouts. After a 3-1 loss in the Saturday game, the Raiders took the series with a 6-3 Sunday win behind Austin Cline’s five innings with three hits allowed. Over the three games, Tyler Black had a team-leading .444 batting average, while McConnell hit .400 with three of Wright State’s seven doubles. Jay Luikart had three RBI, while Black and Alders both had two RBI. Behind Schrand’s five strikeouts in relief, five different pitchers all had three strikeouts in the series while holding Tennessee to a .231 batting average against them.

AGAINST THE ‘POWERS’

Wright State played 10 of its 15 total games during the shortened 2020 season against ‘Power’ opponents, with a 3-7 mark against them. The three victories included a midweek win at then-No. 1 Louisville and a pair of wins at then-No. 11 Tennessee, while also taking weekend trips to Mississippi State (then No. 6) and Auburn (then No. 20). Hamilton paced the offense against those opponents, hitting for a .440 average, followed by Damon Dues (.385) and Cameron Rountree (.346). Zane Harris drove in a team-leading six RBI over that stretch, with five RBI from Gehrig Anglin as three other Raiders had four RBI each. 2021 starters Bradley Brehmer and Austin Cline each had three starts over those contests, with Cline striking out nine over 12.2 innings and Brehmer striking out five in 13.2 innings. Jake Shrand had nine strikeouts over five relief appearances (9.2 innings).

CINCINNATI SWIMMING AND DIVING: Swim Qualifies Four for 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials

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CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati swimming and diving team has four student-athletes representing the Bearcats in wave I at the U.S. Swimming 2021 Olympic Trials, June 4th-7th in Omaha, Nebraska.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Olympic selection meet has been split into two waves to limit the number of athletes and promote health and safety protocols. Wave I will feature athletes who made the original Olympic Trials qualifying time. Qualifying times date back to the summer of 2019, when the original timeframe for 2020 Olympic trials qualifying times began.

The top two finishers in each event will move on to the Wave II meet, which is also held in Omaha from June 13th-20th. Athletes who hit a new set of tougher qualifying times automatically qualified and are already locked into the Wave II meet. The overall results from wave II will select the Olympic team, with the top two in each event likely making the Olympic roster, along with the top six  in the 100 meter and 200 meter freestyle events.

BEARCATS COMPETING

Hunter Gubeno highlights the group of four, qualifying for three events at the 2021 May Long Course Meet hosted by the Club Mountaineers in West Virginia. There he swam a 56.43 in the 100 meter backstroke, a 2:02.97 in the 200 backstroke, and a 2:03.83 in the 200 individual medley event to punch three tickets to Omaha.

Conner Funke joined Gubeno in West Virginia, where he swam a 2:17.68 in the 200 meter breaststroke, a wave I time to also get him to Omaha.

Blake Hanna qualified for the 100 meter backstroke on February 28th, 2020 with a time of 56.37. He also qualified for the 200 meter backstroke back on July 18th, 2019 when he swam a 2:02.27- a time that initially qualified him for the 2020 Olympic Trials. His time carried over into 2021 and guaranteed him a spot in the wave I event.

Kevin Leibold swam a 2:01.09 in the 200 meter butterfly back on June 23, 2019, a time that also originally qualified him for the 2020 Olympic Trails and guaranteed him a spot in 2021.

HOW TO WATCH

The Wave I finals will air on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Check your cable provider for information on accessing the Olympic Channel.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JUNE 4TH – PRELIMS 10 a.m. CT / FINALS 7 p.m. CT

1. Women’s 100 meter freestyle

2. Men’s 100 meter freestyle

3. Women’s 100 meter backstroke

4. Men’s 100 meter backstroke  –  Blake Hannah, Hunter Gubeno

5. Women’s 200 meter butterfly

6. Men’s 200 meter butterfly –  Kevin Liebold

7. Women’s 800 meter freestyle

8. Men’s 800 meter freestyle

SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH – PRELIMS 10 a.m. CT / FINALS 7 p.m. CT

9. Women’s 200 meter freestyle

10. Men’s 200 meter freestyle

11. Women’s 100 meter breaststroke

12. Men’s 100 meter breaststroke

13. Women’s 400 meter individual medley

14. Men’s 400 meter individual medley

SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH – PRELIMS 10 a.m. CT / FINALS 7 p.m. CT

15. Women’s 400 meter freestyle

16. Men’s 400 meter freestyle

17. Women’s 100 meter butterfly

18. Men’s 100 meter butterfly

19. Women’s 200 meter backstroke

20. Men’s 200 meter backstroke –  Blake Hanna, Hunter Gubeno

MONDAY, JUNE 7TH – PRELIMS 10 a.m. CT / FINALS 7 p.m. CT

21. Women ‘s 200 meter individual medley

22. Men’s 200 meter individual medley – Hunter Gubeno

23. Women’s 50 meter freestyle

24. Men’s 50 meter freestyle

25. Women’s 200 meter breaststroke

26. Men’s 200 meter breaststroke – Conner Funke

27. Women’s 1,500 meter freestyle

28. Men’s 1,500 meter freestyle

CINCINNATI TRACK AND FIELD: Track Qualifies Four For NCAA Championships At Hayward Field

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CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati track and field team qualified four student-athletes, Taylor Beard (high jump), Aaron Bienenfeld (10,000m), Caisja Chandler (100m & 200m) and Damien Berthenet (decathlon), in five events for the upcoming NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, set to run from June 9-12 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

UC competed this weekend at the NCAA East Preliminary in Jacksonville, Florida. Berthenet, a multi-event athlete, advanced directly to the championship meet as the decathlon was not contested at the regional meets. The NCAA Championship meet will mirror the regional setup, being held over four days with alternating men’s and women’s competitions. The men take part on Wednesday and Friday with the women in action Thursday and Saturday.

BEARD

Beard placed ninth in the high jump, tying her own personal best at 1.82m and qualifying for a trip to Hayward Field. She previously earned All-America honors at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

BERTHENET

The 2021 American Athletic Conference Champion indoors in the heptathlon, Berthenet put together his qualifying and personal-best mark of 7,686 points at the Tennessee Relays on April 8-9 where he won the event. He had to pull out of the competition at the AAC outdoor meet after suffering an injury. Berthenet broke the 17-year-old school record of UC Associate Head Coach Chris Wineberg with his win in Knoxville. Wineberg posted a mark of 7,584 points in 2004. Berthenet’s point total ranked 10th in the NCAA during the 2021 outdoor season.

BIENENFELD

Bienenfeld, who also ran in the NCAA Cross Country and NCAA Indoor Championships this season, will complete the trifecta in Eugene in June in the 10k. He ran with the lead group for most of his race on Wednesday and crossed the line in 28:42.45 to place fourth. Bienenfeld was thwarted in his quest to also run the 5,000m at Hayward Field as he finished 18th in a Friday race in Jacksonville.

CHANDLER

Chandler put together a banner day in Jacksonville, qualifying for the NCAA meet in two events, the 100m and 200m, while breaking her own personal best, school record and hitting the U.S. Olympic Trials standard with her 22.79 in the 200. Her previous best was 22.85, set just weeks ago at the American Athletic Conference Championship. She placed sixth in the race and had her second Top-10 in the 100m with an 11.26 effort which sealed a spot in Oregon.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION • HAYWARD FIELD

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2021

Decathlon – Damien Berthenet

• 100m – 4 p.m. ET

• Long Jump – 4:40 p.m.

• Shot Put – 5:55 p.m.

• High Jump – 7:10 p.m.

• 400m – 10:26 p.m.

10,000m (10:38 p.m.)

• Aaron Bienenfeld

THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2021

Decathlon – Damien Berthenet

• 110m Hurdles – 12:30 p.m.

• Discus – 1:20 p.m.

• Pole Vault – 2:30 p.m.

• Javelin – 5 p.m.

• 1,500m – 8:56 p.m.

100m Semifinals (7:46 p.m.)

• Caisja Chandler

200m Semifinals (8:44 p.m.)

• Caisja Chandler

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021

High Jump (5:30 p.m.)

• Taylor Beard

OHIO STATE MBB: MEECHIE JOHNSON JR. AND ZED KEY TO ATTEND U19 WORLD CUP TRAINING CAMP

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State rising-sophomores Meechie Johnson Jr. and Zed Key are among 27 players who have accepted invitations to attend the 2021 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team training camp. The camp will run June 20-22 on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 12-member team will represent the USA at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup for Men which is scheduled to be held July 3-11 in Riga and Daugavpils, Latvia. In addition to the USA and host Latvia, teams that will take part in this summer’s U19 World Cup include Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Japan, Lithuania, Mali, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Serbia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey.

The USA was drawn into Group D, alongside Australia, Mali and Turkey for the July 3-6 FIBA U19 World Cup preliminary round. The USA will open play against Turkey on July 3, followed by Mali on July 4 and close preliminary play against Australia on July 6. The team will be led by TCU head coach Jamie Dixon and Stanford head coach Jerod Haase and Yale head coach James Jones.

Johnson Jr. was a mid-year enrollee and saw action in 17 games over the last half of the year. He made his debut on Jan. 9 at Rutgers and then made the first shot he attempted of his collegiate career, a three-pointer vs. Northwestern on Jan. 19. He made 6-of-12 attempts from 3-point range on the season, including a 2-of-3 effort at No. 8 Iowa on Feb. 4.

Key played in all 31 games during his freshman campaign, averaging 5.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. He made one start against Purdue and had a double-double vs. Cleveland State with a career-high 12 points and 10 rebounds.  He shot 61.6% of from the floor (61-of-99) and was second on the team with 22 blocks.

Team USA is the reigning gold medalist at the FIBA U19 World Cup and has won a total of seven gold medals, three silvers and one bronze. Former Buckeye David Lighty captained the silver medal winning team at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship in Novi Sad, Serbia.

OHIO STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING: 12 OHIO STATE BUCKEYES AT U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

(OSU RELEASE)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The United State Olympic Trials are upon us and 12 Ohio State University men’s and women’s swimmers will be competing this weekend, June 4-7, in Omaha, Neb., during the Wave I competition. The trials are being held at the CHI Health Center, in Omaha.

The trials are being split into a Wave I and a Wave II trials this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to USA Swimming.

The Buckeyes will be competing during this Wave I competition in a prelims-finals format. The top two finishers in each event this week will advance to the Wave II trials, to be held June 13-20, and from which the 2021 U.S. Olympic team to the Tokyo Olympics will be selected.

Six Buckeyes have already been invited to the Wave II trials: Hunter Armstrong, Hannah Bach, Charlie Clark, Jason Mathews, Hudson McDaniel and Evan McFadden.

Omaha is hosting the U.S. Olympic swimming trials for a fourth consecutive time. The event will be held in long course meters.

Ohio State Buckeyes at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Wave I

Amy Fulmer, Bellefontaine, Ohio – 100 freestyle

Nicole Fye, Ashburn, Va. – 400 freestyle

RJ Kondalski, Toledo, Ohio – 100 backstroke

Janessa Mathews, Westerville, Ohio – 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke

Colin McDermott, Granville, Ohio – 100 backstroke

Josie Panitz, Armonk, N.Y. – 100 breaststroke

Taylor Petrak, Ellwood City, Pa. – 50 freestyle

Catherine Russo, Butte, Mont. – 100 butterfly

Kyra Sommerstad, Port Jefferson, N.Y. – 100 backstroke

Sally Tafuto, Hummelstown, Pa. – 800 freestyle, 400 freestyle

Katie Trace, Upper Arlington, Ohio – 200 butterfly, 400 individual medley, 200 individual medley

Katherine “Kit Kat” Zenick, Southlake, Texas – 100 butterfly

INDY FUEL: FUEL RETURN TO FULL CAPACITY FOR PLAYOFFS

(FUEL RELEASE)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel announced a return to full capacity in Indiana Farmers Coliseum and for the 2021 Kelly Cup Playoffs based on the Governor’s updated guidance regarding COVID protocols.

Governor Holcomb recently announced new guidance around COVID-19 protocols for the State. Given this new guidance, masks will no longer be required while visiting the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center and the Indiana Farmers Coliseum for fully vaccinated individuals. If fans are not vaccinated, they are encouraged to wear a mask and to follow CDC guidelines on whether and when wearing a face covering is warranted.

“We are excited to have a full building for our second-ever Kelly Cup Playoff run,” said Fuel President Larry McQueary. “Our fans create one of the best home-ice advantages in the league and without them, our team wouldn’t be where they are in the standings. We are very appreciative of Governor Holcomb and the State Board of Health for allowing us to make this adjustment to our capacity for the upcoming playoff push.”

The Indy Fuel will play game one of the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs at home on Tuesday, June 8. Tickets are on sale now!

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1890       Submariner Tim Keefe of the New York Giants franchise of the Players League defeats the Boston Reds, 9-4, to record his 300th victory. ‘Sir Timothy’, who won 19 straight decisions in 1888, will finish his 14-year career with 342 victories.

1911       In a 26-3 win over the Braves at the Palace of the Fans in Cincinnati, thirteen Reds players cross home plate. It is the highest number of different players from one team to score in a single game in major league history.

1937       Gus Suhr establishes a new National League record when he plays in his 822nd consecutive game. The Pirates first baseman’s streak will end the following day when he attends his mother’s funeral in San Francisco.

1940       The Braves sign South Park High School (Buffalo, NY) standout Warren Spahn, who will make his major league debut in 1942 when he appears in two games as a 20 year-old for Boston before serving three years in the Army during World War II. The Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient will return to the National League in 1946 to win the first game of his career at the age of 25 en route to becoming the winningest southpaw in the history of the game with 363 victories.

1940       The Cardinals play their first night game at home, losing to Brooklyn, 10-1, despite Joe Medwick’s 5-for-5 performance that included three doubles. The honor of hosting the first evening tilt in St. Louis, that took place on May 24, was given to the Browns, after the two teams finally agreed to split the $150,000 cost of installing lights at Sportsman’s Park, the ballpark they share.

1940       Pittsburgh routs the Boston Bees, 14-2, in the first night game played in the Steel City. Joe Bowman, the Pirates’ starter, tosses a five-hitter, with rookies Bob Elliott and Maurice Van Robays providing the offense with timely extra-base hits.

1951       Pirates outfielder Gus Bell hits for the cycle in Philadelphia as the Bucs beat the Phillies, 12-4. In 2004, his grandson David, whose dad Buddy also played in the major leagues, also collects a single, double, triple, and home run in a game, marking the first time a grandfather-grandson combination has accomplished the feat.

1953       As part of a ten-player swap, the Pirates trade Ralph Kiner, along with Joe Garagiola, George Metkovich and Howie Pollet to the Cubs for Bob Addis, Toby Atwell, George Freese, Gene Hermanski, Bob Schultz, Preston Ward and $150,000. The perennial All-Star outfielder will be replaced by freshman Frank Thomas, who will hit 30 home runs and collect 102 RBIs to establish new rookie records for the franchise.

1957       At a seventy-five minute meeting at City Hall with Walter O’Malley and Horace Stoneham, presidents of the Dodgers and Giants, respectively, tell Mayor Robert Wagner neither club committed to move out of New York – and none to stay in the Big Apple. After the National League’s permission for the teams explore the possibility of moving their franchises to the West Coast, His Honor assures them that the city will be of assistance in replacing the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, the aging ballparks the clubs call home.

1964       At Connie Mack Stadium, Sandy Koufax throws his third no-hitter in three years, blanking the Phillies 3-0. The Dodgers’ southpaw, who will add a perfect game to his resume next season, joins Larry Corcoran, Cy Young, and Bob Feller as the only other major leaguers to pitch three career hitless games.

1967       At Busch Stadium, Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood’s errorless streak of 227 games and 568 chances ends when he drops Rich Nye’s fifth-inning fly ball. The muff leads to an unearned run, but St. Louis still beats Chicago, 4-3.

1968       At the Ambassador Hotel, Robert Kennedy tells his followers in the ballroom giving his victory speech in the California primary before being fatally shot, “I like to express my high regard to Don Drysdale, who pitched his sixth straight shutout tonight. And I hope we can have as good fortune in our campaign.” At nearby Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers right-hander had blanked the Bucs, 6-0, extending his scoreless streak to 54 innings.

1968       Don Drysdale, pitching his sixth consecutive shutout, defeats the Pirates, 5-0. The Dodger right-hander will extend his major league record scoreless streak to 58.2 innings before yielding a run in his next start.

1972       The Dodgers retire Roy Campanella’s uniform number 39. Campy, who won the MVP three times catching for Brooklyn in the fifties, joins Jackie Robinson (42) and Sandy Koufax (32) to be honored in this manner.

1974       On Ten-Cent Beer Night, home plate ump Nestor Chylak stops play with the score tied at five in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Rangers the forfeited victory over the Indians at Cleveland Stadium. The promotion, which sells estimated 60,000 cups of brew to a crowd 25,134 fans, becomes unmangable when drunken Cleveland fans attacked Texas outfielder Jeff Burroughs and the umpires.

1976       Mets right fielder Dave Kingman, in the team’s 11-0 victory at Dodger Stadium, hits three home runs. Sky King’s two-run dinger and two three-run round-trippers drive in eight runs, a new club record.

1980       Mets right-hander Pat Zachry (7) and Neil Allen (3) combine to throw a three-hitter against the Cardinals at Shea Stadium. Unfortunately for the Mets, the third Redbird hit is a home run by Ken Reitz leading off the tenth inning of team’s eventual 1-0 loss to St. Louis.

1980       At Shea Stadium, Jim Kaat, recently traded from the Yankees, goes the distance when the Cardinal left-hander blanks the Mets in 10 innings, 1-0. The 41 year-old hurler, who didn’t start a game last season, gets the victory thanks to third baseman Ken Reitz’s extra inning solo home run.

1986       In a 12-3 rout of the Braves, Pirates rookie outfielder Barry Bonds hits his first major league home run, off Craig McMurtry. Bobby’s son will become the all-time career home run leader, hitting 762 during his 22-year career playing for Pittsburgh and the San Francisco Giants.

1989       After trailing 10-0 after six innings, the Blue Jays rally to beat the Red Sox, 13-11. The Junior Felix’s two-run home run in the top of the 12th inning is the decisive blow in Fenway Park contest.

1990       En route to a 6-0 complete-game victory, 22 year-old Dodger right-hander Ramon Martinez limits Atlanta to three hits. Pedro’s older brother, who will finish the season with a 20-6 record, strikes out 18 batters during the contest.

1996       Jacksonville Suns’ (Tigers – AA) reliever Pamela Davis throws one scoreless inning of relief to earn the win in a minor league exhibition game against the Australian Olympic team, becoming the first woman to pitch for a major league farm club.

1996       Paul Wilder is selected as the Devil Rays’ first-ever draft pick when the team participates in the June free agent amateur draft. The 18 year-old outfielder-first baseman, who tops the huge list of 97 players chosen by Tampa Bay, will spend four years in the minor leagues without ever appearing in a major league game.

1998       The Dodgers trade the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year Hideo Nomo (2-7 with a 5.05 ERA) and reliever Brad Clontz to the Mets for pitchers Dave Mlicki and Greg McMichael.

1998       The Indians become the first publicly traded major league team when the team raises $60 million by selling all four-million shares of common stock at the purchase price of $15. Although the shares sold to the public each carry a single vote, Mr. Jacobs will still control the club, owning most of the of the 2.3 million Class B shares that carry 10,000 votes each.

2000       Esteban Yan becomes the 14th player in baseball history to hit the first pitch thrown to him in a professional game for home run. In addition to his historic homer, the Devil Rays hurler picks up the victory in the interleague contest against the Mets.

2001       After falling behind in the count, 3-0, Little League pitcher Robert Knight strikes out the final batter to complete a perfect game in which all 18 batters striking out. The 5-foot-3 twelve year-old also had three hits as the Tigers beat the Giants, 7-0.

2001       In front of the team store at Miller Park, the Brewers unveil a bronze sculpture of Robin Yount, the two-time American League Most Valuable Player who played his entire 20-year career with the team. The work created by sculptor Brian Maughan depicts an older player in mid-swing, but is the called “The Kid,” a nickname given to the future Hall of Famer as an 18 year-old in his rookie season in 1974.

2003       Although his bat may have contained cork in yesterday’s game, all five of Sammy Sosa’s historic bats housed at the Hall of Fame and the 76 confiscated from his locker by major league baseball revealed no signs of tampering. The use X-rays and CT scans clear the Cubs slugger’s remaining lumber.

2003       At Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium, Jeff DaVanon of the Angels joins Lee May (1969, Reds), Frank Thomas (1962, Mets), and Gus Zernial (1951, A’s) as the fourth player to have three consecutive multi-homer games. At the same time, the Anaheim outfielder also becomes the third player to do it from both sides of the plate in two back-to-back contests, matching Ken Caminiti (1995, Padres) and Eddie Murray (1987, Orioles).

2004       At Turner Field, Julio Franco becomes the oldest player in baseball history to hit a grand slam. The 45 year-old Dominican first baseman’s first inning bases-loaded home run proves to be the difference as the Braves beat the Phillies, 8-4.

2006       After going 1-for-11 in his first four games, Lastings Milledge collects three hits, including his first big league dinger. The two-run home run off Giants All-Star closer Armando Benitez, which ties the game in the tenth, sparks controversy when the Mets rookie, on his way to his position in right field in the 11th inning, high fives some of the Shea Stadium fans in the front row, much to the displeasure to many players in both dugouts.

2009       In the opener of a twin bill, Randy Johnson gives a solid six-inning performance in the Giants’ 5-1 victory over the Nationals to earn his 300th victory. The ‘Big Unit’ becomes the 24th pitcher to accomplish the feat, and first to reach the milestone on his first attempt since Tom Seaver beat the Yankees in 1985.

2010       The Brevard County Manatees announce they will stop taking ‘BP’, to protest of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the company with the same initials. The Florida State League team, a farm club of the Brewers, plans to refer to batting practice as hitting rehearsal, to become better known as ‘HR’.

2010       After coming home from a 0-6 road trip, Orioles manager Dave Trembley is fired by the club that has the worst record in the major leagues. Third base coach Juan Samuel is appointed the interim skipper of the 15-39 last-place Birds.

2012       With the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball draft, the Astros take Carlos Correa, making him the first player from Puerto Rico to be selected number one overall. Before the selection of the 17 year-old shortstop from Velázquez, former major league catcher Ramon Castro had previously been the highest-drafted player out of the Commonwealth when he was chosen No. 17 overall by Houston in 1994.

2013       After tying the game in the tenth inning with a home run off Steve Cishek, John Mayberry Jr. hits his first career bases-full round-tripper with two outs at the bottom of the 11th, giving the Phillies a 7-3 walk-off victory over Miami at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia outfielder, who entered the contest in the seventh frame as a pinch-hitter, ties a major league record shared by five other players for the most round-trippers hit in extra innings in one game.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay3622.62115 – 1321 – 916 – 104 – 29 – 97 – 3W 1
Boston3323.589216 – 1317 – 1012 – 67 – 47 – 115 – 5W 1
NY Yankees3126.5444.517 – 1314 – 1314 – 189 – 45 – 23 – 7L 1
Toronto2925.537512 – 1117 – 1410 – 113 – 45 – 86 – 4W 2
Baltimore1937.339168 – 1911 – 188 – 152 – 88 – 82 – 8W 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox3422.60721 – 913 – 136 – 519 – 116 – 47 – 3W 1
Cleveland3024.556314 – 1216 – 122 – 521 – 123 – 46 – 4W 2
Kansas City2826.519515 – 1313 – 135 – 514 – 184 – 27 – 3W 4
Detroit2333.4111113 – 1510 – 184 – 510 – 196 – 45 – 5L 1
Minnesota2234.3931212 – 1710 – 175 – 510 – 144 – 125 – 5L 3
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Oakland3325.56917 – 1716 – 811 – 99 – 110 – 135 – 5W 2
Houston3125.554120 – 1311 – 128 – 50 – 321 – 125 – 5L 1
Seattle2929.500417 – 1412 – 156 – 56 – 714 – 107 – 3W 1
LA Angels2531.446713 – 1512 – 163 – 77 – 612 – 166 – 4L 1
Texas2236.3791113 – 139 – 2310 – 84 – 68 – 141 – 9L 9
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets2722.55115 – 512 – 1713 – 82 – 510 – 46 – 4L 1
Atlanta2628.4813.515 – 1611 – 1213 – 1410 – 41 – 26 – 4W 1
Philadelphia2629.473415 – 1011 – 1913 – 159 – 42 – 44 – 6W 1
Miami2431.436612 – 1212 – 1910 – 93 – 79 – 83 – 7L 6
Washington2330.434613 – 1510 – 158 – 116 – 104 – 63 – 7L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi Cubs3224.57121 – 1011 – 148 – 616 – 146 – 18 – 2L 1
St. Louis3126.5441.515 – 1116 – 1510 – 1013 – 87 – 65 – 5L 2
Milwaukee3026.536214 – 1516 – 117 – 912 – 99 – 37 – 3W 1
Cincinnati2529.463612 – 1413 – 153 – 212 – 106 – 145 – 5W 1
Pittsburgh2134.38210.511 – 1510 – 192 – 37 – 197 – 73 – 7W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco3521.62516 – 819 – 136 – 49 – 316 – 117 – 3W 1
San Diego3523.603119 – 1016 – 131 – 09 – 1117 – 115 – 5W 1
LA Dodgers3323.589219 – 1014 – 135 – 14 – 917 – 85 – 5W 1
Colorado2334.40412.519 – 124 – 224 – 63 – 711 – 215 – 5W 4
Arizona2038.3451611 – 169 – 228 – 156 – 56 – 162 – 8L 2

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England852111744-0-01-2-117
Philadelphia84229542-1-22-1-014
Orlando City SC73318442-2-01-1-112
New York City FC732213761-1-12-1-111
CF Montreal832310911-1-12-1-211
Columbus73227612-1-01-1-211
Nashville SC72509632-3-00-2-011
Atlanta72419722-1-00-3-110
New York7304101003-0-10-0-39
D.C.8305811-32-0-21-0-39
Inter Miami CF8224813-50-1-32-1-18
Toronto FC7124812-41-1-00-1-45
Chicago7115411-71-1-20-0-34
FC Cincinnati6114615-90-0-21-1-24
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle8530143113-2-02-1-018
Sporting KC8512151053-1-02-0-216
Los Angeles7502111104-0-01-0-215
Colorado741212843-0-11-1-113
Houston83231112-13-1-00-1-311
San Jose83051112-12-0-31-0-29
Portland7304911-22-0-11-0-39
Real Salt Lake62319721-2-11-1-09
Los Angeles FC722389-12-1-10-1-28
Vancouver721469-32-0-10-1-37
Austin721458-30-0-02-1-47
Minnesota7214611-52-0-20-1-27
FC Dallas7133811-31-3-00-0-36