INDIANA SRN SPORTS SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

TUESDAY:

VOLLEYBALL: HERITAGE CHRISTIAN AT SCECINA 7:00

VOLLEYBALL: SOUTHPORT AT FRANKLIN CENTRAL 7:00

FRIDAY:

FOOTBALL: COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT TRADERS POINT 7:00

FOOTBALL: EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL AT EVANSVILLE NORTH 7:00

FOOTBALL: INDIANAPOLIS TECH AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD 7:00

FOOTBALL: SPEEDWAY AT SCECINA (AT BEACH GROVE) 7:00

SATURDAY:

FOOTBALL: PHALEN ACADEMY VS. GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2:00

INDY AREA WEEK TWO FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

ANDERSON AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS

BEECH GROVE AT CASCADE

BEN DAVIS AT AVON

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH AT MARTINSVILLE

BREBEUF JESUIT AT TRI-WEST

CARDINAL RITTER AT LUTHERAN

CATHEDRAL AT BROWNSBURG

CLOVERDALE AT EDINBURGH

COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN

CRISPUS ATTUCKS AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH

DANVILLE AT MOORESVILLE

DECATUR CENTRAL AT NEW PALESTINE

DETROIT KING (MICH.) AT WARREN CENTRAL

EASTERN HANCOCK AT NORTH DECATUR

FRANKLIN CENTRAL AT RONCALLI

HAMILTON HEIGHTS AT NORTH MONTGOMERY

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN AT SHENANDOAH

INDIAN CREEK AT GREENWOOD

LAPEL AT FRANKTON

LAWRENCE CENTRAL AT WESTFIELD

LAWRENCE NORTH AT WHITELAND

LEBANON AT ZIONSVILLE

MONROVIA AT EDGEWOOD

MT. VERNON AT FRANKLIN

NOBLESVILLE AT BENET ACADEMY (ILL.)

NORTH CENTRAL AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN

PHALEN ACADEMY AT GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN

PIKE AT FISHERS

PLAINFIELD AT HARRISON (W.L.)

PURDUE POLY AT CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL

SHELBYVILLE AT RUSHVILLE

SHERIDAN AT CLINTON CENTRAL

SOUTH DECATUR AT INDIANA DEAF

SOUTHPORT AT PERRY MERIDIAN

SPEEDWAY AT SCECINA

TECH AT BISHOP CHATARD

TINDLEY AT PARK TUDOR

TRITON CENTRAL AT NEW CASTLE

WASHINGTON AT SHORTRIDGE

WESTERN AT WESTERN BOONE

INDY AREA FOOTBALL STANDINGS (CONFERENCE/OVERALL)

Metropolitan

LAWRENCE NORTH0010
LAWRENCE CENTRAL0001
BEN DAVIS0001
NORTH CENTRAL0001
PIKE0001
WARREN CENTRAL0001

MID-STATE

DECATUR CENTRAL0010
FRANKLIN0010
GREENWOOD0010
MARTINSVILLE0010
MOORESVILLE0010
WHITELAND0010
PERRY MERIDIAN0001
PLAINFIELD0001

CIRCLE CITY

BISHOP CHATARD1010
GUERIN CATHOLIC1000
RONCALLI1000
BREBEUF JESUIT0101

CONFERENCE INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH0010
BLOOMINGTON NORTH0001
COLUMBUS NORTH0001
SOUTHPORT0001
TERRE HAUTE NORTH0001
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH0001

GREATER INDIANAPOLIS

CHA MANUAL0001
CRISPUS ATTUCKS0001
TINDLEY0001
WASHINGTON0001
PURDUE POLY0001

HOOSIER

BENTON CENTRAL0010
CASS0010
HAMILTON HEIGHTS0010
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC0010
NORTHWESTERN0010
RENSSELAER CENTRAL0010
WEST LAFAYETTE0010
TWIN LAKES0001
TIPTON0001
WESTERN0001

HOOSIER CROSSROADS

ZIONSVILLE0010
BROWNSBURG0010
FISHERS0010
FRANKLIN CENTRAL0010
HAMILTON SE0010
NOBLESVILLE0010
WESTFIELD0001
AVON0001

HOOSIER HEARTLAND

CARROLL0010
CLINTON PRAIRIE0010
CLINTON CENTRAL0001
DELPHI0001
EASTERN0001
SHERIDAN0001
TAYLOR0001
TRI-CENTRAL0001

HOOSIER HERITAGE

DELTA0010
GREENFIELD-CENTRAL0010
NEW CASTLE0010
NEW PALESTINE0010
YORKTOWN0010
SHELBYVILLE0001
MT. VERNON0001
PENDLETON HEIGHTS0001

INDEPENDENTS

CARMEL01
CATHEDRAL10
CENTER GROVE10
COVENANT CHRISTIAN01
EDINBURGH10
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN00
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN10
INDIANA DEAF10
PARK TUDOR10
SHORTRIDGE01
TRADERS POINT01

INDIANA CROSSROADS

MONROVIA1010
TRITON CENTRAL1010
LUTHERAN1010
SCECINA0010
SPEEDWAY0010
BEECH GROVE0101
CASCADE0101
CARDINAL RITTER0101

MID-EASTERN

EASTERN HANCOCK0010
MONROE CENTRAL0010
SHENANDOAH0010
NORTH DECATUR0010
WES-DEL0001

MID-STATE

DECATUR CENTRAL0010
FRANKLIN0010
GREENWOOD0010
MARTINSVILLE0010
MOORESVILLE0010
WHITELAND0010
PERRY MERIDIAN0001
PLAINFIELD0001

NORTH CENTRAL

KOKOMO0010
LOGANSPORT0010
HARRISON0001
TECH0001
KOKOMO0001
LAFAYETTE JEFF0001
LOGANSPORT0001
MARION0001
ANDERSON0001
MCCUTCHEON0001

SAGAMORE

CRAWFORDSVILLE0010
FRANKFORT0010
LEBANON0010
NORTH MONTGOMERY0010
SOUTHMONT0010
TRI-WEST0010
WESTERN BOONE0010
DANVILLE0001

INDIANA SRN FOOTBALL POLLS

6A

  1. CENTER GROVE
  2. BROWNSBURG
  3. CATHEDRAL
  4. CARMEL
  5. WESTFIELD

5A

  1. DECATUR CENTRAL
  2. WHITELAND
  3. FT. WAYNE SNIDER
  4. HARRISON
  5. MERRILLVILLE

4A

  1. NEW PALESTINE
  2. RONCALLI
  3. MOORESVILLE
  4. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
  5. MT. VERNON

3A

  1. CHATARD
  2. TRI-WEST
  3. GIBSON SOUTHERN
  4. WESTERN BOONE
  5. GUERIN CATHOLIC

2A

  1. ANDREAN
  2. EVANSVILLE MATER-DEI
  3. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
  4. EASTBROOK
  5. SCECINA

1A

  1. INDY LUTHERAN
  2. SOUTH ADAMS
  3. ADAMS CENTRAL
  4. SOUTH PUTNAM
  5. PARK TUDOR

INDIANA SRN INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL POWER RANKINGS

6A

  1. CENTER GROVE
  2. CATHEDRAL
  3. BROWNSBURG
  4. CARMEL
  5. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
  6. FISHERS
  7. LAWRENCE NORTH
  8. ZIONSVILLE
  9. WARREN CENTRAL
  10. WESTFIELD

5A

  1. MERRILLVILLE
  2. DECATUR CENTRAL
  3. MISHAWAKA
  4. CHESTERTON
  5. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
  6. FRANKLIN
  7. CASTLE
  8. WHITELAND
  9. VALPARAISO
  10. FW DWENGER

4A

  1. RONCALLI
  2. EAST CENTRAL
  3. NEW PALESTINE
  4. JASPER
  5. MOORESVILLE
  6. NEW PRAIRIE
  7. MT. VERNON
  8. BREBEUF
  9. KOKOMO
  10. NORTHRIDGE

3A

  1. CHATARD
  2. WEST LAFAYETTE
  3. GIBSON SOUTHERN
  4. OWEN VALLEY
  5. TRI-WEST
  6. HERTIAGE HILLS
  7. NORWELL
  8. WESTERN BOONE
  9. SPEEDWAY
  10. CHARLESTOWN

2A

  1. LINTON-STOCKTON
  2. EVANSVILLE MATER DEI
  3. SULLIVAN
  4. ANDREAN
  5. EASTSIDE
  6. SCECINA
  7. EASTBROOK
  8. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
  9. NORTH POSEY
  10. LAVILLE

1A

  1. INDY LUTHERAN
  2. ADAMS CENTRAL
  3. SOUTH PUTNAM
  4. NORTH JUDSON
  5. PARK TUDOR
  6. TRI
  7. TRITON
  8. SPRINGS VALLEY
  9. MONROE CENTRAL
  10. SOUTH ADAMS

NFL PRE—SEASON

PHILADELPHIA 21 CLEVELAND 20

NY GIANTS 25 CINCINNATI 22

BALTIMORE 24 ARIZONA 17

NFL PRE-SEASON WEEK 3

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: THURSDAY, AUG. 25 AT 8 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS: THURSDAY, AUG. 25 AT 8:15 P.M. ET (PRIME VIDEO)

BUFFALO BILLS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS: FRIDAY, AUG. 26 AT 7 P.M. ET

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT DALLAS COWBOYS: FRIDAY, AUG. 26 AT 8 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: FRIDAY, AUG. 26 AT 8 P.M. ET

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS: FRIDAY, AUG. 26 AT 8:15 P.M. ET

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT ATLANTA FALCONS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 3 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

LOS ANGELES RAMS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 6 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7 P.M. ET

CHICAGO BEARS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7 P.M. ET

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT MIAMI DOLPHINS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7 P.M. ET

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT TENNESSEE TITANS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7 P.M. ET

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7:30 P.M. ET

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT DENVER BRONCOS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 9 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

NEW YORK GIANTS AT NEW YORK JETS: SUNDAY, AUG. 28 AT 1 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

DETROIT LIONS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS: SUNDAY, AUG. 28 AT 4:30 P.M. ET (CBS)

NFL WEEK ONE AND TWO SCHEDULES

WEEK 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2022

BUFFALO BILLS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (THU) 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:25P (MST) 4:25P CBS

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

NEW YORK GIANTS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

DENVER BRONCOS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (MON) 5:15P (PT) 8:15P ESPN/ABC

WEEK 2

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:15P (CT) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

NEW YORK JETS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

ATLANTA FALCONS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P CBS

HOUSTON TEXANS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS

CHICAGO BEARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

TENNESSEE TITANS AT BUFFALO BILLS (MON) 7:15P (ET) 7:15P ESPN

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (MON) 8:30P (ET) 8:30P ABC

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE: GAME TIMES, TV CHANNELS

WEEK 0

SATURDAY, AUG. 27

AUSTIN PEAY AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHWESTERN (DUBLIN, IRELAND) | 12:30 P.M. | FOX
IDAHO STATE AT UNLV | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN VS. JACKSONVILLE STATE (MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
UCONN AT UTAH STATE | 4 P.M. | FS1
WYOMING AT ILLINOIS | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
DUQUESNE AT FLORIDA STATE | 5 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CHARLOTTE AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
HOWARD VS. ALABAMA STATE (ATLANTA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN
FLORIDA A&M AT NORTH CAROLINA | 8:15 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | STADIUM
VANDERBILT AT HAWAI’I | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN

WEEK 1

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1

ST. FRANCIS (PA) AT AKRON | 6 P.M. | ESPN3
BALL STATE AT TENNESSEE | 7 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
WEST VIRGINIA AT NO. 17 PITT | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE AT UCF | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT NO. 12 OKLAHOMA STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
BRYANT AT FIU | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY AT TOLEDO | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
VMI AT NO. 22 WAKE FOREST | 7:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
PENN STATE AT PURDUE | 8 P.M. | FOX
EASTERN ILLINOIS AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA A&M AT UAB | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
LOUISIANA TECH AT MISSOURI | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE AT MINNESOTA | 9 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NORTHERN ARIZONA AT ARIZONA STATE | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
CAL POLY AT FRESNO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2

EASTERN KENTUCKY AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT NO. 15 MICHIGAN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN
VIRGINIA TECH AT OLD DOMINION | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
WILLIAM & MARY AT CHARLOTTE | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
TEMPLE AT DUKE | 7:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TENNESSEE TECH AT KANSAS | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ILLINOIS AT INDIANA | 8 P.M. | FS1
TCU AT COLORADO | 10 P.M. | ESPN

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3

SAM HOUSTON AT NO. 6 TEXAS A&M | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AT IOWA | 12 P.M. | FS1
BUFFALO AT MARYLAND | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
COLORADO STATE AT NO. 8 MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | ABC
RUTGERS AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NORTH CAROLINA AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
NO. 13 NC STATE AT EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | ESPN
DELAWARE AT NAVY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
RICHMOND AT VIRGINIA | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN3
SE MISSOURI STATE AT IOWA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
BOWLING GREEN AT UCLA | 2:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
NO. 23 CINCINNATI AT NO. 19 ARKANSAS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
NO. 11 OREGON VS. NO. 3 GEORGIA (ATLANTA, GEORGIA) | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
ARIZONA AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
NORTH DAKOTA AT NEBRASKA | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
BETHUNE-COOKMAN AT NO. 16 MIAMI (FLA.) | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NORFOLK STATE AT MARSHALL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
TULSA AT WYOMING | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
UTEP AT NO. 9 OKLAHOMA | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
NO. 24 HOUSTON AT UTSA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
TROY AT NO. 21 OLE MISS | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NO. 25 BYU AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
NICHOLLS AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 5 P.M. | ESPN3
MORGAN STATE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 6 P.M. | ESPN3
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT OHIO | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT JAMES MADISON | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
RICE AT NO. 14 USC | 6 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
MERCER AT AUBURN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NO. 7 UTAH AT FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
MIAMI (OHIO) AT NO. 20 KENTUCKY | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ELON AT VANDERBILT | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA AT KANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ARMY AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LIBERTY AT SOUTHERN MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ILLINOIS STATE AT NO. 18 WISCONSIN | 7 P.M. | FS1
UMASS AT TULANE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SE LOUISIANA AT LOUISIANA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALBANY AT NO. 10 BAYLOR | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
GRAMBLING AT ARKANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
UTAH STATE AT NO. 1 ALABAMA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
MEMPHIS AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
GEORGIA STATE AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NO. 5 NOTRE DAME AT NO. 2 OHIO STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
SMU AT NORTH TEXAS | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MURRAY STATE AT TEXAS TECH | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UL MONROE AT TEXAS | 8 P.M. | LONGHORN NETWORK
LOUISVILLE AT SYRACUSE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
IDAHO AT WASHINGTON STATE | 9:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BOISE STATE AT OREGON STATE | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
KENT STATE AT WASHINGTON | 10:30 P.M. | FS1

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

HOUSTON 5 ATLANTA 4

CHICAGO WHITE SOX AT CLEVELAND POSTPONED

NY YANKEES 4 TORONTO 2

DETROIT 4 LA ANGELS 0

TAMPA BAY 3 KANSAS CITY 2

TEXAS 7 MINNESOTA 0

CINCINNATI 9 PITTSBURGH 5

MILWAUKEE 5 CHICAGO CUBS 2

OAKLAND 5 SEATTLE 3

BALTIMORE 5 BOSTON 3

SAN FRANCISCO 9 COLORADO 8 (11)

LA DODGERS 10 MIAMI 3

SAN DIEGO 2 WASHINGTON 1

ST. LOUIS 6 ARIZONA 4

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS 8 IOWA 2

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

NEW YORK CITY 2 CHICAGO 0

ATLANTA 2 COLUMBUS 2

ORLANDO 2 CHARLOTTE 1

KANSAS CITY 4 PORTLAND 1

NASHVILLE 4 DALLAS 0

WNBA SCORES

DALLAS 89 CONNECTICUT 79

BOX SCORE: http://hosted.stats.com/wnba/boxscore.asp?gamecode=20220821012&final=true

SEATTLE 97 WASHINGTON 84

BOX SCORE: http://hosted.stats.com/wnba/boxscore.asp?gamecode=20220821016&final=true

PGA LEADERBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/golf/final.asp?tour=PGA

LPGA LEADERBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/golf/final.asp?tour=LPGA

NASCAR CUP RESULTS: http://hosted.stats.com/racing/leaderboard.asp?series=NASCAR

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

(MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL)

Fraley tallies 3 RBIs, scores 4 times; Reds top Pirates 9-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jake Fraley had three RBIs and scored four times to power the Cincinnati Reds to a 9-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Fraley led off Sunday by grooving an 0-2 curveball from Zach Thompson (3-10) 341 feet to right for his seventh homer and fourth in six games. He walked in three of his next four plate appearances, and also drove in two runs with a single off the right-field wall in the sixth.

“He is locked in,” Reds manager David Bell said of Fraley. “You can see he has a really good approach at the plate. Great idea of the strike zone.'”‘

Cincinnati took two of three from Pittsburgh, which has dropped eight of 10.

Reds left-hander Mike Minor (2-10) won for the first time since June 13, despite surrendering five runs on nine hits. Minor gave up two in the first, but was handed back a 3-2 lead when Mike Moustakas hit a two-run home run in the third that went 416 feet and landed in the final row above the wall in right.

Moustakas was 5 for 14 in his first series back from a calf injury, and has 12 home runs and 20 RBIs in 31 career games at PNC Park.

“Happy to be playing again and having fun out there again. … I like the way I see the ball here. The right field feels like it’s right there,” he said.

Fraley scored the third of four runs off Manny Banuelos in the sixth, stealing second after his two-run single before going home on a triple from Jonathan India. Donovan Solano capped the outburst with an RBI single, making it 7-2.

Thompson was replaced by Banuelos after using 78 pitches to get through five innings, allowing three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and three walks.

Minor’s outing ended on a two-out, two-run double from Tucupita Marcano in the sixth. Jason Delay drove in Marcano with a single off Ian Gibaut, cutting the deficit to two.

“Felt like we threw some good pitches away to him and then we tried to go front-door slider and I missed down the middle. Then he gets the hit down the line because we weren’t really playing him there,” Minor said of the Marcano double. “He hits the ball down the line and gets a triple out of it, scores some runs and acts like he’s a really good hitter. … It was just a stupid pitch.”

Fraley scored for a fourth time on a single from Solano in the eighth. An RBI single from Nick Senzel then pushed the lead to four.

ROSTER MOVES

Pirates: LHP Cam Vieaux was selected from Triple-A Indianapolis. . RHP Yohan Ramirez was optioned to Indianapolis. . C Jose Godoy was designated for assignment.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: RHP Hunter Greene threw a bullpen Sunday. The rookie, who has been out with a strained right shoulder since Aug. 1, is expected to throw another bullpen in Philadelphia on Wednesday. … INF Matt Reynolds left the game after the seventh inning with hip soreness.

Pirates: 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (back spasms) could return Tuesday after having a full workout Saturday.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Luis Cessa (3-1, 5.50 ERA) will go Monday in the first of a four-game set at Philadelphia. He has made 34 straight relief appearances since his last start, which came April 14 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Noah Syndergaard (7-8, 3.95) gets the ball for the Phillies.

Pirates: RHP Roansy Contreras (3-3, 4.02) will start Monday to kick off a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves. He’ll face Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.15).

Keston Hiura homers twice as Brewers beat Cubs 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) Keston Hiura homered twice and drove in three runs, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Sunday to salvage the finale of their weekend series.

Rowdy Tellez also connected and Willy Adames hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly for Milwaukee, which had dropped three of four. The Brewers blew three one-run leads during a 6-5 loss to the Cubs in 11 innings on Saturday.

Brent Suter (5-3) got four outs for the win on manager Craig Counsell’s 52nd birthday, and Taylor Rogers worked the ninth for his first save since he was acquired in the Aug. 1 trade that sent Josh Hader to San Diego.

Heading into Sunday’s action, Milwaukee trailed NL Central-leading St. Louis by five games.

Chicago wasted a stellar performance by Justin Steele, who struck out nine in six scoreless innings. Ian Happ and Seiya Suzuki homered, but the Cubs finished with just five hits.

Chicago had won five in a row and nine of 12 overall.

Adames put Milwaukee ahead to stay when he drove in Kolten Wong with a fly ball to center in the eighth. Wong reached on a leadoff pinch-hit single and advanced to third on two wild pitches by Rowan Wick (3-6).

Hiura made it 5-2 when he hit a two-run shot off Kervin Castro in the ninth. It was Hiura’s second career multihomer game.

Steele allowed two hits – both singles – and walked one. The left-hander is winless in his last five starts, but he has a sparkling 0.79 ERA and 33 strikeouts over his last 22 2/3 innings.

While Steele cruised along for Chicago, Brandon Woodruff kept Milwaukee in the game with 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball. The big right-hander is unbeaten in his last 10 outings.

Woodruff got off to a taxing start when he needed 13 pitches to retire leadoff man Nick Madrigal on a fly ball to right. After Nico Hoerner grounded out, Happ hit a drive to right for his 13th homer this season and No. 100 for his career.

Suzuki added his 10th homer in the fourth, reaching the basket in center, but Milwaukee jumped on Chicago’s bullpen in the seventh.

On Mark Leiter Jr.’s first pitch after Andrew McCutchen was caught stealing, Tellez hit a drive to right-center for his 26th homer. Manager David Ross then brought in rookie left-hander Brandon Hughes, and Hiura went deep for his 11th homer on the year.

It was Milwaukee’s fifth set of back-to-back homers this season.

HE’S HERE

Former Cubs left-hander Jon Lester, who helped the team win the 2016 World Series, got a big ovation when he was shown on the videoboard in left field. He stood and acknowledged the cheers with a couple waves.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: INF/OF Jace Peterson (left elbow sprain) is expected to begin a rehab stint with High-A Wisconsin on Tuesday.

Cubs: 3B Patrick Wisdom was out of the starting lineup after he hurt the ring finger on this left hand during Saturday’s 11-inning victory. X-rays were negative, and Ross said Wisdom is day to day. … Ross said LHP Wade Miley was feeling better after recently experiencing more shoulder discomfort. “I think he’s going to try to get off the bump tomorrow, just push his bullpen back a day,” Ross said. Miley hasn’t pitched in a big league game since June 10.

UP NEXT

Brewers: LHP Eric Lauer (8-5, 3.58 ERA) starts Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at the Los Angeles Dodgers. LHP Julio Urias (13-6, 2.40 ERA) takes the mound for the NL West leaders.

Cubs: LHP Drew Smyly (5-6, 3.67 ERA) faces St. Louis LHP Jordan Montgomery (6-3, 3.29 ERA) on Monday night in opener of a five-game series against the Cardinals. Smyly is 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA in three August starts.

Tucker, Urquidy power Astros past Braves as Ozuna hears boos

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta outfielder Marcell Ozuna was booed by his home fans in his return, Kyle Tucker singled to drive in Yordan Alvarez for the go-ahead run in the eighth and the Houston Astros beat the Braves 5-4 to avoid a three-game sweep on Sunday.

Jose Urquidy won his 12th game for the AL-leading Astros.

Houston, which began the game with the AL’s best road winning percentage at .585, went 3-4 on its road trip, marking the first time this season the Astros didn’t post a .500 record or better away from home. But they avoided getting swept. The only time they’ve been swept on the road this season came July 25-27 at Oakland.

The Braves started Ozuna in left field, and the embattled left fielder was booed each time he came to the plate after getting charged for DUI early Friday morning.

It was Ozuna’s first appearance on the field since his arrest. He struck out in his only at-bats before getting pulled for pinch-hitter Eddie Rosario in the seventh.

Atlanta is 52-21 since June 1, best in the majors over that span, and it had won 11 of 12.

The Braves went up 2-0 in the first when Dansby Swanson singled and Matt Olson hit his 26th homer, a 432-foot shot to right-center. Olson has 62 RBIs since June 1, most in the NL over that span.

Atlanta starter Charlie Morton allowed two runs and five hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts in six innings. He ran into trouble in the third, loading the bases on a walk to Yuli Gurriel and giving up a two-run single to Alvarez that tied it at 2.

After Alvarez singled to begin the eighth off reliever Dylan Lee (3-1) and Alex Bregman walked, Tucker lined a single into right-center for his team-leading 82nd RBI. The ball was misplayed by right fielder Guillermo Heredia, whose fielding miscue allowed Bregman to reach third and Tucker to get to second on the play.

Jeremy Pena followed with a sacrifice fly, and the Astros led 4-2. A passed ball advanced Tucker to third and Pena stole second before Jackson Stephens struck out Martin Maldonado to end the threat.

Urquidy (12-4), the winning pitcher in both of the Astros’ World Series victories against defending champion Atlanta last year, was charged with gave up two runs and five hits. He walked two and struck out six in seven innings.

Over his last 11 starts, Urquidy is 7-1 with a 2.48 ERA. Houston has won 15 of his last 20 starts.

Houston improved to 33-13 in the day games, best in the majors. The Astros tacked on a run in the ninth off Stephens on Gurriel’s RBI single to make it 5-2.

Rafael Montero faced the minimum in the eighth for Houston, and Ryan Pressly earned a shaky 25th save in 29 chances in the ninth. Pressly gave up Travis d’Arnaud’s RBI triple, and Vaughn Grissom followed with an RBI groundout to make it 5-4.

Morton recorded his fifth double-digit strikeout performance and his second straight.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Alvarez played his first game since leaving Friday in the fifth inning with shortness of breath and went 2 for 5. … Astros 2B Jose Altuve was out of the lineup due to a sore shoulder. Mauricio Dubon took his place and went 2 for 5 with two runs.

NOT CLOSE TO CAPACITY

The Braves announced a crowd of 42,531, their 32nd sellout of the season, but there were thousands of empty seats to watch the two playoff contenders.

UP NEXT

RHP Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.15 ERA) will face RHP Roansy Contreras (3-3, 4.02) when the Braves open a three-game series at Pittsburgh. The Astros are off Monday and have yet to announce a starter Tuesday when Houston begins a three-game home series against Minnesota.

Sagging Yankees win for just 10th time in 30 games, top Jays

NEW YORK (AP) Andrew Benintendi hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees got a win they desperately needed, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

On the day Yankees general manager Brian Cashman was booed while the team retired the No. 21 of former star Paul O’Neill, the AL East leaders won for just the 10th time in 30 games since the All-Star break. They top the division by eight games over Toronto.

After New York’s frustrations reached the point of ace Gerrit Cole punching the dugout roof twice and manager Aaron Boone pounding his hand on the podium during a postgame news conference Saturday, the Yankees’ only qualms were with Toronto starter Alek Manoah.

In the fifth, Manoah plunked major league home run leader Aaron Judge in the left elbow with a sinker. Judge glanced at Manoah as Cole started yelling and a few other Yankees came over the dugout railing.

Cole was intercepted by bench coach Carlos Mendoza before reaching the umpires. During the commotion, Judge and Manoah, who were teammates in the All-Star Game last month, appeared to diplomatically discuss the pitch.

The Yankees came back quickly after Wandy Peralta walked ninth-place hitter Jackie Bradley Jr. to force in the tying run in the top of the seventh.

Jose Trevino beat third baseman Matt Chapman’s off-balance throw for an infield hit and was sacrificed to second. Benintendi hit a long foul ball, then sent a slider from Adam Cimber (9-5) into the second deck in right field.

Benintendi, who also doubled, hit his fourth homer of the season. It was his first home run since June 20, more than a month before Kansas City traded him to New York.

Anthony Rizzo scored on a throwing error by Toronto left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr in the first. and DJ LeMahieu hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fourth.

Whit Merrifield hit a bizarre home run in the Toronto fourth on a ball that twice bounced on the fence before going over. The Blue Jays had won four in a row.

Lou Trivino (2-7) got the final seven outs.

New York starter Nestor Cortes allowed one run and three hits in six innings. He struck out five.

Manoah allowed two runs, one of them earned, and four hits in six innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF/DH George Springer didn’t start for the third straight game after fouling a ball off his knee while going 5 for 5 in Thursday. He singled as a pinch-hitter in the seventh. LHP Tim Mayza (dislocated right shoulder) threw 10 pitches in his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Buffalo Friday.

Yankees: OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton (left Achilles tendinitis) went 0 for 3 as the DH in his first rehab game for Double-A Somerset on Saturday night and was expected to get three to five at-bats Sunday. Stanton will work out Monday afternoon in New York and face RHP Luis Severino (right lat strain) in live batting practice Tuesday but is unlikely to play in the Subway Series. … RHP Clay Holmes (back) threw 10 pitches in a bullpen session, a day after playing catch for the first time since going on the IL Wednesday. . LHP Zack Britton (left elbow) threw 18 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday at the team’s spring training complex in Florida. . RHP Albert Abreu (right elbow inflammation) was placed on the IL and RHP Luke Bard had his contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: open a three-game series in Boston Tuesday.

Yankees: RHP Domingo German (1-2, 4.45) opens the Subway Series against Mets RHP Max Scherzer (9-2, 2.15), who is going for his 200th career win.

Rodriguez returns, helps Tigers to 4-0 win over Angels

DETROIT (AP) Eduardo Rodriguez pitched five shutout innings in his return to the Tigers, helping Detroit to a 4-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

“That’s the best result I could have gotten,” he said. “I came back and I helped us win a game. I wasn’t nervous, because I had some games in the minors. As soon I threw the first pitch, I was ready to go.”

The Tigers’ Riley Greene had a 448-foot homer on the first pitch he saw from Angels starter Shohei Ohtani (10-8) – the longest home run Ohtani has allowed in the majors, one that went over the out-of-town scoreboard in right-centerfield. Greene ended up reaching base four times.

“That’s a spot where you are looking for one pitch in a specific location, and that’s what he threw,” the rookie said. “It’s awesome to get the team off to a fast start, especially when you are facing a great pitcher like Ohtani.”

Ohtani left the game with a stomach virus after four innings, in which he allowed three runs on five hits and four walks.

“I didn’t feel well all day, but I wasn’t going to miss a game because I didn’t feel well,” Ohtani said through an interpreter. “My results weren’t good, but I think I just didn’t make the right pitches.”

Rodriguez (2-3) hadn’t pitched in the majors since suffering a rib-cage injury on May 18. He left the team after a June 9 rehab assignment to deal with family issues, and was on the restricted list until Friday.

“I expected him to be good – he had worked well in rehab and he told us he was ready,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said.

Detroit’s pitchers held the Angels scoreless in the final 15 innings of the series. Los Angeles had two on and two out in the third, but Greene made a diving catch in center to rob Luis Rengifo of at least one RBI.

“That’s a game-changing play right there,” Angels manager Phil Nevin said. “He makes that catch, and then Reyes takes one away from (Taylor) Ward at the wall when it was pouring. If it wasn’t raining, that’s over the fence.”

Ohtani retired the first two batters in the fourth, but walked Akil Baddoo and Greene before Victor Reyes made it 3-0 with a triple.

“That was my biggest mistake,” Ohtani said. “If I make one more pitch, I can finish with only one run allowed.”

Kody Clemens increased the lead to 4-0 in the fifth with an RBI double off Jimmy Herget.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Angels: Nevin said he will check with Ohtani before Monday’s game in Tampa Bay, but he expected him to play.

“We call him `Superman’ for a lot of reasons, but today showed he’s really human,” Nevin said. “He gets sick like the rest of us, but I’m sure he’s going to want to be right back out there tomorrow.”

Tigers: 2B Jonathan Schoop missed the game after spraining his right ankle in Saturday’s win. Hinch said Schoop could be placed on the injured list if he’s not able to play by Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Angels: Open a four-game series in Tampa Bay on Monday. Tucker Davidson (2-3, 6.75 ERA) is scheduled to start the opener for Los Angeles against Jeffrey Springs (5-3, 2.32).

Tigers: Off Monday, then host the San Francisco Giants for two games, with Drew Hutchison (1-6, 4.23) expected to start Tuesday for the Tigers against Carlos Rodon (11-6, 2.89).

Semien, Lowe homer; Arihara shines as Rangers beat Twins 7-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Marcus Semien and Nathaniel Lowe homered, Kohei Arihara pitched a career-high six innings and combined with Taylor Hearn for the shutout, and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-0 on Sunday.

Minnesota starter Joe Ryan held Texas hitless for the first three innings before Semien led off the fourth with his 19th home run of the season. Semien drove in three runs as the Rangers won for the third time in four games.

Adolis Garcia extended his hitting streak to 18 games, the longest current streak in the majors.

Arihara (1-1) was impressive in just his second major league start of the season. The right-hander from Japan spent most of the season at Triple-A Round Rock. He gave up four hits and pitched into the seventh inning.

Taylor Hearn came on in relief after the first two batters of the seventh singled off Arihara. Hearn retired three in a row to end the threat and finished off the final three innings for his first career save.

Ryan (9-6) allowed just two hits and two runs, but he walked three and was done after 6 1/3 innings when Texas put together a three-run inning off Ryan and reliever Trevor Megill.

The Twins were shut out for the 11th time this season and now trail Cleveland by 1.5 games in the American League Central.

After a slow start to his first season in Texas, Semien is delivering the production expected when he signed a $175 million, seven-year contract in the offseason.

Semien was hitting .193 with no homers on May 27. He hit his first home run a day later and now has 19 in 77 games since while hitting .256 during that stretch. With a career-high 19 stolen bases, he’s closing in on his first 20-20 season.

Lowe hit his 18th homer. He’s hitting .364 since the All-Star break.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: OF Kole Calhoun was activated from the injured list after recovering from right heel irritation. Calhoun had been out since Aug. 3 and played in three rehab games in Triple-A where he was 3 for 10 with a hit in each game. IF Josh Smith was optioned to Round Rock.

Twins: RHP Kenta Maeda (Tommy John surgery recovery) has been throwing and is scheduled for another trip to the doctor this week. He could begin throwing live batting practice after the checkup. . RHP Bailey Ober (right groin straight) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Monday. . OF Trevor Larnach (core muscle injury) has started hitting and running. . OF Kyle Garlick (right ribcage contusion) is close to a rehab assignment.

UP NEXT

The four-game series continues on Monday night. RHP Sonny Gray (7-3, 3.11 ERA) starts for Minnesota while LHP Cole Ragans (0-2, 5.02) will start for Texas. Gray tied a season high with 10 strikeouts in six scoreless innings in his last start. Ragans has allowed eight runs and four home runs in 9 1/3 innings over his last two starts.

Dodgers rookie Pepiot beats All-Star Alcantara, Marlins 10-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Ryan Pepiot celebrated his 25th birthday in style Sunday, getting the best of a matchup with All-Star Sandy Alcantara to lead a 10-3 victory over the Miami Marlins.

Pepiot, in just his seventh career start, held the Marlins to two runs on four hits in six innings as Los Angeles won its ninth consecutive home game. Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy hit home runs and Will Smith drove in three runs for the Dodgers.

“It was definitely exciting and I was glad to be able to power through and get to that sixth inning,” Pepiot said of his longest start. “It definitely meant the world to me knowing that (manager Dave Roberts) let me go out there and stay out there. He trusted me to get the job done and I was able to pull through.”

In a season where he has dominated opponents, Alcantara was no match for the Dodgers. Alcantara’s 3 2/3 innings were a season low, while his six runs and 10 hits allowed were season highs. The right-hander had one walk and five strikeouts.

On July 19, Alcantara threw a scoreless second inning at Dodger Stadium in his second-All-Star Game appearance.

“Well, their lineup is the biggest struggle and they’re going to make you work,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said of the Dodgers. “When you get them out, you have to fight for that out, then it keeps coming. Today, they were really on the fastball it seemed like. They had really good at-bats all game long.”

Mookie Betts led off the game with a single and scored on Smith’s two-out hit. The Dodgers made it 3-0 in the second when Bellinger followed a two-out triple from Joey Gallo with his 17th homer.

Bellinger entered with just two hits in his previous 22 at-bats and sat out three of the prior six games.

The Dodgers made it 4-0 in the third on an RBI single from Muncy.

“(Alcantara) throws a lot of strikes and we were able to get some good swings on some of those pitches and found some holes,” Betts said. “We did a good job of not giving away at-bats.”

Miami’s JJ Bleday walked to lead off the fourth before Lewin Diaz hit his first home run of the season.

Smith’s ground-rule double in the fourth gave the Dodgers a 6-2 advantage and ended Alcantara’s game.

ROOKIE CONTROL

After struggling with his control at the start of his major league career, Pepiot (2-0) gave up only two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings.

Pepiot received some help from his defense. Gallo threw out a runner at home plate from left field in the first and making a diving catch in the third.

“I just settled down, getting back in the zone and getting back ahead of guys,” Pepiot said. “Make them get themselves out.”

The Dodgers made it 7-2 in the seventh inning on Muncy’s 16th home run. Bleday hit his fourth homer in the eighth.

FAITH IN ALCANTARA

Mattingly said he remains confident in Alcantara (11-6), who has given up at least four runs in two of his last three starts. Alcantara is 2-3 in his last eight starts.

“I thought his stuff was good, honestly,” Mattingly said. “He was easy early.”

Mattingly noted Alcantara’s pitches were timed at 98, 99 and 100 mph “where his stuff looked easy and he was on an extra day (of rest). I didn’t see any tiredness look to it. You have to give those guys credit. It’s a good lineup.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (back) will not have to go on a minor league rehab assignment, according to manager Dave Roberts. Kershaw has a bullpen session and a simulated game scheduled before he is activated from the IL. . RHP Blake Treinen (shoulder), who hasn’t pitched since April 14, is targeting a Sept. 2 return.

UP NEXT

Marlins: RHP Pablo Lopez (7-8, 3.83 ERA) will pitch in the opener of a three-game series at Oakland on Monday.

Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (13-6, 2.40) will take the mound in the opener of a three-game home series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Cardinals beat Diamondbacks 6-4 for seventh straight win

PHOENIX (AP) Nolan Arenado quickly fell behind against a hard-throwing pitcher with a knack for painting corners.

Instead of tensing up, the seven-time All-Star shortened up, found a pitch he could hit and shot the ball through the right side of the infield.

Arenado hit a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning and finished with three RBIs, helping the St. Louis Cardinals stretch their winning streak to seven games with a 6-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday.

“He knows when to take the shots and when to just take whatever is given to him,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “That’s a perfect example of taking what he’s given.”

Trailing 4-3, the Cardinals loaded the bases in the seventh after pinch-hitter Albert Pujols singled off Joe Mantiply (1-4) and Kevin Ginkel hit Paul Goldschmidt with a pitch. Arenado, who had a run-scoring single in the first inning, fell behind 1-2 against Ginkel, but lined a single to right-center to put St. Louis up 5-4.

Jake Woodford (2-0) allowed a hit in 1 1/3 innings and Giovanny Gallegos worked a perfect ninth for his 12th save to complete the NL Central-leading Cardinals’ seventh sweep this season.

Lars Nootbaar hit his first career leadoff homer and Tommy Edman added a run-scoring single in the eighth inning for St. Louis’ 16th win in 19 games.

“The guys are just continuing to compete regardless of situation, regardless of score, and that’s what you want at this time of the year,” Marmol said.

Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly had been sharp for nearly two months, allowing two runs or less in eight of nine starts.

The veteran right-hander was in trouble almost from the first pitch against St. Louis, giving up Nootbaar’s leadoff homer and Arenado’s run-scoring single. Another run came in when Nolan Gorman hit into a double play, matching the runs Kelly allowed his previous two starts combined.

“Kelly did a nice job,” Marmol said. “Their starter was good and for us to come out the way we did, put together at-bats with the homer and then the singles. That was that was a really good first inning.”

Kelly got a boost from an inning-ending double play in the second and fell into a rhythm after that. He worked around two baserunners twice, allowing three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in six innings.

MARMOL EJECTED

Marmol was ejected in the third inning after saying something to plate umpire C.B. Buckner about a called strike.

With one out in the inning, Buckner called a strike on a pitch to Arenado that appeared to be well inside. Buckner didn’t hesitate in tossing Marmol, ripping off his mask to toss him out of the game.

Marmol came out of the dugout and got in Buckner’s face while yelling before being pushed back by third base umpire Jeff Nelson.

“There were a couple calls there with (starter Jose) Quintana that flipped at-bats that didn’t go our way and then the one on Nolan,” Marmol said. “Clear ball, so went out there and got ejected.”

QUINTANA’S DAY

Quintana had been superb since an Aug. 1 trade from Pittsburgh, allowing three earned runs in 17 innings over three starts.

The left-hander had his first clunker against Arizona.

Struggling with his command, allowed four runs – two earned – on seven hits and walked three in 2 2/3 innings.

“It was a tough day for me,” Quintana said. “The issue was attacking the zone and getting ahead in the count. That’s usually my plan and I got into a little trouble, got into some jams.”

DIAMONDBACKS MOVES

Arizona recalled RHP Luis Frias from Triple-A Reno and optioned RHP Edwin Uceta to the Aces.

Frias went 0-1 with a 13.50 in four games with Arizona earlier this season, Uceta had a 5.82 ERA in 20 games with the Diamondbacks.

TRAINER’S TABLE

Cardinals: Andrew Knizner went down in pain after being hit on the glove hand by Stone Garrett’s bat on the catcher’s interference call. Knizner was looked at by the Cardinals trainer for several minutes, but remained in the game. … RHP Jack Flaherty (strained right shoulder) made his third rehab start with Double-A Springfield on Sunday and could make one more before rejoining the Cardinals.

UP NEXT

Cardinals: LHP Jordan Montgomery (6-3, 3.29 ERA) is 3-0 with a 0.54 ERA since being traded from the Yankees headed into Monday’s start against the Cubs.

Diamondbacks: RHP Zach Davies (2-4, 3.99) is looking for his first win since May 13 when Arizona kicks off a two-game series at Kansas City on Tuesday.

Bell hits 2-run HR, Manaea goes 7, Padres top Nationals 2-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) Josh Bell showed he’s out of his slump by slugging his second home run in two games against his former team to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

“Baseball is a game of ups and downs, but yeah, I feel like two homers on back-to-back days – that’s a good sign for sure,” Bell said of putting his hitting slump behind him. “More affirmation that I am headed in the right direction. The routine is good, I just have to trust it now.”

Starter Sean Manaea (7-6) pitched seven strong innings for the Padres to earn the victory. Manaea allowed five hits and one run – a solo home run to Nelson Cruz in the fourth – for his first win since July 31.

“Mostly just getting ahead with fastballs and changeups when I needed it,” Manaea said of his success despite allowing the homer to Cruz.

“Better to give up a 600-foot bomb than a wall-scrapper,” Manaea said. “Yeah, it was a mistake pitch and he definitely made me pay for it. It happens.”

The teams split the four-game series, with Nick Martinez earning his fifth save for the Padres by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

“You look at Nick in the bullpen now and his velocity has ticked up, he was throwing 96 (mph) today,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said. “The bullpen has really benefitted, not only his stuff, but also velocity.”

Nationals starter Patrick Corbin (4-17) gave up two runs on nine hits in 5 1/3 innings for his sixth loss without a win since July 9.

After five scoreless innings, Corbin ran into trouble in the sixth. Brandon Drury hit a double, followed by Bell’s two-run shot into the right-field corner. Bell had been mired in a 1-for-33 hitting slump prior to his homer on Saturday.

“This is the guy we envisioned being in the middle of the order getting big hits,” Melvin said of Bell. “The last two nights if he doesn’t hit those two homers, we are looking at different games.”

Washington’s Hunter Harvey and Erasmo Ramirez combined for 2 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Corbin.

TRANSACTIONS

The Nationals sent LHP Seth Romero on a rehab assignment and recalled CF Josh Palacios from Triple-A Rochester.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (right shoulder inflammation) is slated to return from the 15-day IL and start in the series opener in Seattle on Tuesday. Fedde has been on the IL since July 30, retroactive to July 27. ..INF Luis Garcia (left groin strain) left San Diego prior to Sunday’s game to begin a rehab assignment with Rochester. OF Yadiel Hernandez (left calf strain) was placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Aug. 19.

UP NEXT

Nationals: The Mariners have LHP Robbie Ray (9-8, 3.87 ERA) slated to face Fedde (5-7, 4.95 ERA).

Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger (4-4, 3.63) opens a two-game home series Tuesday against the Cleveland Guardians, his former team, and RHP Aaron Civale (2-5, 5.63).

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Packers’ Bakhtiari off PUP list as he continues his comeback

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari has moved a step closer to returning from the knee injury that caused him to play only one game last season.

Bakhtiari participated in individual drills at Sunday’s practice after getting removed from the physically unable to perform list.

“We’ll see how I respond tomorrow, but as of right now, it’s a good checkmark on the day,” said Bakhtiari, a first-team All-Pro selection in 2018 and 2020. “I felt good. I was happy where I was at.”

Packers coach Matt LaFleur cautioned it’s just the next step in Bakhtiari’s recovery, and that the team doesn’t have clarity on when the star left tackle could be playing again.

“We’re going to take it a day at a time,” LaFleur said. “There’s no thought as far as Week One is concerned right now. We just want to see how he responds. And when he’s ready, he’s ready.”

Bakhtiari tore his left anterior cruciate ligament on Dec. 31, 2020, missing the rest of that season and most of the following season. He returned to play in the Packers’ 2021 regular-season finale at Detroit but had a setback and wasn’t available for their NFC divisional playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

“It’s just tough when it gets taken from you and it’s not by your choice,” Bakhtiari said. “That was something that I had a hard time giving up, basically my knee saying no. This time now, I realize that I cannot control as much as I want to. … It’s just more like, `Hey, what are you feeling like today, knee? How are you doing? You holding up well? Cool, we’re in this together, man.’

“That’s been a special moment. Really grateful to be back out there again and hopefully no more back and forth. Just positive daily steps in the right direction.”

Bakhtiari’s absence has left the Packers without one of the game’s premier linemen. Not only was Bakhtiari a first-team All-Pro in 2018 as well as 2020, he also was a second-team selection in the All-Pro balloting in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

Sunday’s news suggests the Packers are closer to having their top two linemen back on the field. Elgton Jenkins was activated from the PUP on Aug. 14.

Jenkins, a 2020 Pro Bowl left guard, filled in for Bakhtiari at left tackle last season before tearing his left ACL on Nov. 21 at Minnesota. The Packers haven’t yet indicated whether Jenkins will be available to play the Sept. 11 season opener, also at Minnesota.

LaFleur also said he hadn’t decided yet whether to play more of his starters in the Packers’ preseason finale Thursday at Kansas City.

The Packers had 30 players inactive for their 20-10 victory Friday over New Orleans and have rested virtually all their first-team performers for each of the first two preseason games – something it did for the entire preseason last year. The Packers opened the 2021 campaign with a 38-3 loss to New Orleans but ended up finishing 13-4 and winning a third straight NFC North title.

“A lot of it comes down to your gut feeling of what you need to get out and what you want to see and where you’re at as a football team,” LaFleur said. “I respect everybody’s opinions on this. If you ask 32 head coaches, they’re all going to have a little different opinion on what you should do in that situation. As far as what is the right answer, I don’t think anybody knows.”

Brady to return to Bucs this week after personal absence

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is expected to return to the team this upcoming week, head coach Todd Bowles said Sunday, according to Greg Auman of The Athletic.

Bowles said on Aug. 11 that Brady wouldn’t be back until after Saturday’s preseason game against the Tennessee Titans.

The head coach didn’t give a specific date for Brady’s return. However, the 45-year-old is expected to report to the team Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Bowles added that the star signal-caller’s participation in next Saturday’s final preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts will depend on how practice goes.

Speculation about Brady’s absence ramped up Thursday when Bowles said he didn’t have a firm timetable for the quarterback’s return.

Most notably, a theory originating from Reddit that claimed Brady left the Bucs to take part in Fox’s hit show “The Masked Singer” went viral.

Following a brief retirement this offseason, Brady is set to play in his 23rd NFL season.

Giants’ top pick Thibodeaux, Gano hurt in preseason game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No. 5 overall choice in the draft, left the New York Giants’ preseason game in the second quarter Sunday night and was ruled out with a knee injury.

The Giants also lost kicker Graham Gano to a concussion, while returner-wide receiver C.J. Board was sidelined with a rib injury and sixth-round draft pick Darrian Beaves left with a knee injury.

Thibodeaux was hurt when he was hit on the right knee on a cut block by Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss on a running play from the Giants 15. It happened right after Board fumbled on a kickoff return.

Thibodeaux lay on the ground holding his knee as trainers ran on the field. A cart was quickly driven on the field to take him to the locker room but he got up and walked to the team’s medical tent to be examined. He was later taken to the locker room.

There was no immediate word on the extent of his injury, but the team said he would not return. Board sustained a rib injury on his return and he was ruled out.

The 35-year-old Gano was hurt attempting to make a tackle on a 73-yard kickoff return by Chris Evans in the second quarter.

Much was expected this season of Thibodeaux, a superb athlete out of Oregon who was considered one of the top edge rushers in the draft.

Beavers, a sixth-round pick out of Cincinnati, hurt his left knee in the third quarter on a running play.

Cincinnati lost backup guard Lamont Gaillard to a calf injury in the third quarter.

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Tom Weiskopf, major champion and golf course architect, dies

(AP) — Tom Weiskopf’s golf skill went far beyond his 16 victories on the PGA Tour and his lone major at Troon in the British Open. He was always candid, often outspoken and unfailingly accurate in the television booth. He found even greater success designing golf courses.

Weiskopf died Saturday at his home in Big Sky, Montana, at the age of 79, his wife said. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2020.

Laurie Weiskopf said Tom was working last week at The Club at Spanish Peaks and attended a legacy luncheon at the signature club where he was designing “The Legacy: Tom’s Ten,” a collection of his 10 favorite par 3s.

“He worked to the end. It was amazing,” she said. “He had a big life.”

The son of a railroad worker in Ohio, Weiskopf once said he fell in love with the game before he even began to play. His father took him to the 1957 U.S. Open at Inverness and he was mesmerized watching Sam Snead make such pure contact.

“You had dinner with Tom and loved every minute of it,” Andy North said Sunday. “The sad thing that gets lost is how good he was. Every time he hit a shot, it was beautiful.”

Pure contact was his hallmark at Ohio State and then his career on tour. At 6-foot-3 – tall for golf in that era – Weiskopf had a swing that was powerful and rhythmic, natural and athletic. His best year was in 1973, when he won seven times around the world, including the claret jug and the World Series of Golf at Firestone before it was an official tour event.

He was known equally for the majors he didn’t win and the competition he faced – particularly Jack Nicklaus, the star from Ohio who preceded him by a few years on tour and cast an enormous shadow over Weiskopf for his entire career.

Weiskopf had four runner-up finishes in the Masters, the most of any player without having won the green jacket. Most memorable was in 1975, when Weiskopf and Johnny Miller stood on the 16th tee as they watched Nicklaus hole a 40-foot birdie putt up the slope that carried him to another victory.

He was famous for saying of Nicklaus: “Jack knew he was going to beat you. You knew Jack was going to beat you. And Jack knew you knew he was going to beat you.”

More telling was his interview with Golf Digest in 2008 when Weiskopf said: “Going head to head against Jack Nicklaus in a major was like trying to drain the Pacific Ocean with a teacup. You stand on the first tee knowing that your very best golf might not be good enough.”

Weiskopf was plenty good in so many areas, and yet he often said he didn’t make the most out of his talent. He attributed much of that to drinking, which he once said ruined his golf career. He gave up alcohol in 2007 and considered that one of his great victories.

Nicklaus once said of him, “Tom Weiskopf had as much talent as any player I’ve ever seen play the tour.”

He also said he was never passionate enough about golf. His love was the outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing. Weiskopf once skipped the 1977 Ryder Cup so he could go sheep hunting.

His free spirit and unfiltered thoughts were a big part of his personality. His temper led to nicknames like the “Towering Inferno” and “Terrible Tom.” So much of it was traced to his high standards when it came to golf.

“I could not accept failure when it was my fault,” he said after winning the U.S. Senior Open in 1995 at Congressional. “It just used to tear me up.”

Weiskopf’s last PGA Tour victory was the 1982 Western Open. His last full year on the PGA Tour was a year later. He played on the PGA Tour Champions, and perhaps it was only fitting his lone major was the Senior Open by four shots over Nicklaus.

His commentary on TV for CBS at the Masters and for ABC/ESPN was all about candor.

He was working the 1986 Masters when Nicklaus was charging his way to victory at age 46. Nicklaus was on the 16th tee when CBS host Jim Nantz brought in Weiskopf and asked, “What is going through Jack’s mind right now?”

“If I knew the way he thought, I would have won this championship,” Weiskopf replied with a laugh.

Weiskopf partnered with golf course architect Jay Moorish and their first collaboration was Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, which Golf Digest rated as the best new course of 1986. He did 25 courses with Moorish and then worked with Phil Smith.

Among 80 courses Weiskopf designed were Loch Lomond in Scotland and in 2016 a renovation of the North Course at Torrey Pines that fit his standard – challenging at the highest level, enjoyable for all.

A standard of his design is the drivable par 4. The inspiration came from playing the Old Course at St. Andrews, where he could drive four of the par 4s, depending on the wind.

Weiskopf summed up his contributions to golf last summer to Golf Digest.

“Golf, to me, was always such a great challenge of the mind, and there were times I wish I had handled that challenge a little better,” he said. “But I love the game. I love talking about it and thinking about it and to me it is endlessly fascinating.”

Patrick Cantlay wins another thriller at BMW Championship

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) One good break. One great shot. That’s what it took Sunday for Patrick Cantlay to win the BMW Championship for the second straight time with a finish that was nothing like last year except for his clutch moments.

One other difference: The victory didn’t give him the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale next week at East Lake in Atlanta.

That was of little concern to Cantlay after his birdie-par finish for a 2-under 69, giving him a one-shot victory over Scott Stallings at Wilmington Country Club.

“I was glad not to go six holes in a playoff,” Cantlay said, referring to his unlikely playoff win last year at Caves Valley over Bryson DeChambeau.

This looked to be headed that way when Cantlay and Stallings were tied down the stretch, with Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele lurking.

Tied with two holes to play, Cantlay took an aggressive line to cut off the corner of a dogleg and figured he was headed for a cluster of bunkers. But the ball landed short of the last bunker, took a big hop over the sand, and tumbled into the first cut and rolled out to the fairway, just 64 yards from the hole.

“I thought hitting it on that line, it would for sure be in a bunker,” he said. “Got an excellent break – maybe one of the best breaks I’ve gotten coming down the stretch – and when you get a break like that you need to pay it off.”

That he did, hitting a spinner with a wedge that skipped and stopped 5 feet behind the hole for birdie and a one-shot lead. Stallings in the group ahead narrowly missed a birdie putt from just inside 10 feet on the last hole for a 69.

Cantlay needed par to win and fanned his drive into a bunker, the ball above his feet, 158 yards to pin on a steeply pitched green.

“I tried to slice an 8-iron about as hard as I could and went to about where I thought I could get it, and it was one of the best shots I hit all week,” he said.

His putt caught the lip of the cup, leaving him a tap-in, about the easiest shot he had all day.

Cantlay, who finished at 14-under 270, became the first player to win the BMW Championship in consecutive years since the FedEx Cup began in 2007. No one has ever repeated in any of the playoff events. The victory, his second of the year, moved him to No. 3 in the world.

He played all four rounds with Schauffele, and only later did he realize he could have used a little help from his best friend on tour. Schauffele (71) missed a 7-foot birdie putt on the last hole that would given him third place and moved Scheffler to fourth.

That would have made Cantlay the No. 1 seed, which comes with a two-shot lead before the Tour Championship begins. Now he will start two shots behind Scheffler, who had missed a short par putt on the last hole that ultimately didn’t cost him in the FedEx Cup.

Stallings has gone 238 starts since his last victory eight years ago at Torrey Pines, and he played like that drought might end. But he missed four birdie chances inside 18 feet at the end, the last one from just inside 10 feet.

The consolation prize is his first trip to the Tour Championship.

“That was the biggest goal of the year,” Stallings said. “Better late than never.”

Stallings wasn’t alone. Adam Scott is making his way back to East Lake. He was at No. 77 in the FedEx Cup when the postseason started and a tie for fifth last week moved him to No. 45.

Scott made eagle on the 12th hole and hit some superb lag putts on firm, crispy greens at Wilmington for a 71 to tie for fifth.

Needing a par on the last hole, Scott tugged his tee shot to the edge of a bunker, meaning he had to stand in the sand and try to hit out of a sticky first cut with the golf ball about thigh-high. He pulled that into a bunker, then hit a splendid shot to tap-in ran.

“I guess that’s the beauty of the FedEx Cup playoffs the way they are. You can scratch it around a lot for the year and have a couple good weeks and get heavily rewarded by getting to East Lake and being in that top 30 and all the perks that come with it,” Scott said.

Aaron Wise had a 73 and earned the 30th spot. He was among four players who moved into the top 30 who are eligible for the Tour Championship. The others were Stallings, Scott, Aaron Wise and K.H. Lee, who had a 65 on Sunday to tie for fifth.

DIVOTS: The Presidents Cup qualifying ended Sunday. The six qualifiers for the U.S. team are Scheffler, Cantlay, Schauffele, Sam Burns, Justin Thomas and Tony Finau. The leading eight qualifiers for the International team are Cameron Smith, Hideki Matsuyama, Sungjae Im, Joaquin Niemann, Joohyung “Tom” Kim, Adam Scott, Corey Conners and Mito Pereira. … Collin Morikawa made a quintuple-bogey 10 on the 12th hole and shot 79, his highest score in his three years on the PGA Tour. … Viktor Hovland made an ace on the second hole. He didn’t win a car, but BMW donated a full four-year scholarship to a caddie from the Evans Scholars Foundation.

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Udonis Haslem says he’s coming back for 20th year with Heat

MIAMI (AP) Kobe Bryant. Dirk Nowitzki. And now, Udonis Haslem.

Miami’s captain is returning to the Heat for a 20th season, he announced Sunday. It’s a one-year deal worth $2.9 million; Miami extended the offer nearly two months ago, then waited for Haslem to decide between retiring and returning.

Nowitzki played all 21 of his NBA seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, Bryant spent all 20 of his seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers and when he appears in his next game, Haslem will join them as a player spending at least two decades in the league and all with one franchise.

“I have decided to follow through with what me and my father had talked about, and I will finish what I started and I will play 20 years,” Haslem said, seated at midcourt at Miami High, his alma mater. “I will play this year, because I talked about that with my father and that’s what we said we would do. It won’t be the same. Won’t be as easy. But the goal still remains the same. Win. Win a championship. Leave it on the line and hold your head high when it’s all over.”

Tim Duncan spent 19 seasons with San Antonio and John Stockton spent 19 with Utah.

The 42-year-old Haslem is by far the longest-tenured player in Heat history. He is a three-time NBA champion with Miami and is the franchise’s all-time leader in rebounds. This contract is the 11th he has signed with the Heat, and this marks the seventh consecutive summer in which he has signed a deal with the team.

His father, Johnnie Haslem, died Aug. 30, 2021. Udonis Haslem spent about two weeks away from the Heat at the start of camp and the preseason last year while grieving, and he said not having either of his parents still alive forced him to reevaluate many things in the past year.

“Even at 42, you look around and you don’t have both of your parents, you can be confused,” Haslem said. “It can be confusing. … But never have I been more clear than I am now. I just had to clear the cobwebs out.”

Haslem was the oldest player to appear in each of the last two NBA seasons. He got into 13 games with Miami last season, averaging 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds.

He has had 162 different teammates during his Heat career. And this season the NBA might include players who weren’t even born when Haslem entered the league. Haslem made his NBA debut on Oct. 28, 2003 – three weeks before Jalen Duren, the No. 13 pick in this year’s NBA draft, was born.

Haslem has averaged 7.5 points and 6.6 rebounds in his first 19 seasons, playing sparingly the last six years. But the Heat have insisted his role remains vital in practice and in the locker room, annually finding ways to keep luring Haslem back.

This contract will take Haslem past the $70 million mark in on-court earnings. After the coming season, Haslem said he hopes to join the Heat’s front office and has mentioned his desire to possibly join the ownership group in the years to come.

“This ain’t no (expletive) charity case. This is a sacrifice, sacrificing for the next generation,” Haslem said. “As the bearer of Heat culture, I take it serious. It’s not a game. It’s not a joke. I know people talk about it. People, they may have this stigma of what it is and what it’s not. But it’s real. It is real. The culture is real. The culture has saved very many guys, not just me.”

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Larson wins rain-delayed NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) Kyle Larson was looking for a jolt of momentum. He got it for the second straight time at Watkins Glen International.

The reigning NASCAR Cup champion, winless since his only victory of the season at Auto Club Speedway in February, beat Hendrick Motorsports teammate Chase Elliott on a restart with five laps to go and won the weather-delayed NASCAR Cup race Sunday.

Elliott was seeking his eighth career road course victory and had control of the race late, but a caution gave Larson a chance and he took advantage, moving Elliott to the left coming out of the first turn, then pulling away for a weekend Xfinity-Cup sweep. It was the 11th straight road course win for Chevrolet.

“I did what I felt I needed to do to get the win. I knew that was my only opportunity to get by him, I’m not proud of it,” said Larson, who won 10 races last season “The restarts kept me in it. It’s good to get another win. Hopefully, it will build some momentum.”

AJ Allmendinger was second for the second straight day to Larson, Joey Logano third, Elliott fourth and Daniel Suarez fifth.

Elliott declined to criticize his teammate when interviewed postrace, but the disappointment was palpable.

“Just a huge congratulations to Kyle and everybody on the 5 team. He did a great job,” said Elliott, who wrapped up the regular-season title. “Seriously, they deserve it.”

The race began on rain tires with a single-file start, the only one of the day, and pole-sitter Elliott was passed early by Michael McDowell, who started third. But strategy played out as the race wore on with Elliott, Larson, and McDowell, all on a two-stop strategy around the 2.45-mile natural terrain layout, holding the upper hand.

Elliott regained the lead with 18 laps to go in the 90-lap race and when the final pit stops were complete he was just over 2 seconds ahead of his teammate. McDowell was more than 10 seconds behind, but a spin by Joey Hand in the first turn brought out a caution and bunched up the field for a restart with eight laps to go.

Elliott picked the outside lane for the restart and held off Larson when the green flag waved, quickly building a half-second lead. But a spin by Loris Hezemans brought out the caution that changed the outcome.

Larson also held off Allmendinger to win the Xfinity race on Saturday at The Glen, taking advantage when teammate William Byron and Ty Gibbs spun out vying for the lead with under five laps to go.

“It’s almost like we were in the same situation as yesterday,” Allmendinger said. “He (Larson) doesn’t really make any mistakes.”

Early in the second stage, Logano passed Todd Gilliland for the lead and Kyle Busch moved in behind him, but as the laps in the stage began to dwindle Elliott was lurking in fourth, backing off near the end of the segment to save fuel. Logano held off Busch for his fourth stage win of the season.

RAIN MAN

Lightning strikes and rain delayed the start two hours. It was the first time the Next Gen car raced in wet conditions on the grooved tires and Chase Briscoe took advantage. As the track began to dry he was one of the first drivers to pit to put on the faster slicks and the strategy worked as he held on to win the opening 20-lap stage, his fourth stage win of the season.

POINTS BATTLE

Fifteen drivers are locked into 16-driver field for the playoffs, with Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. still battling for points. They entered the race separated by 26 and started side-by-side on Row 13. Truex picked up only one point – finishing one spot ahead of his rival.

NO THREE-PEAT

Kevin Harvick entered the day fresh off consecutive wins at Michigan and Richmond, but he qualfiied outside the top 20 and never was a factor, finishing 12th.

KIMI’S DAY

Former Formula One champ Kimi Raikkonen drove the No. 91 Chevrolet for TrackHouse Racing in his Cup debut. Raikkonen, who qualifed 27th, had veteran crew chief Darian Grubb atop the pit box for guidance. The Finn made it into the top 10 in the second stage but was taken out in the final stage at about the midpont of the the race when he was slammed hard on the right side going through the bus stop, ending his day.

“I had a good line there. Unfortunately, I had no time to react,” Raikkonen said. “That’s how it goes.”

He was one of the record seven drivers from foreign countries competing in a series race and came out of retirement to compete for TrackHouse owner Justin Marks, whose goal is to expand the NASCAR’s international reach by fielding a Cup entry for international racers.

UP NEXT

The Cup regular season concludes Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway.

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INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER: Indiana Earns Second-Straight Scoreless Result

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Indiana women’s soccer team (0-0-2) played to a nil-nil draw for the second-straight match at Virginia Tech (1-0-1) at Thompson Field on Sunday afternoon.

KEY MOMENTS

• Indiana saw a chance in the first 10 minutes of the match with a header from senior forward Paige Webber. The Grand Blanc, Mich., native received a crosser from sophomore defender Camille Hamm and flicked the header just north of frame.

• Virginia Tech nearly broke the deadlock in the 29th minute on a low, near-post shot from sophomore defender Aino Vuorinen. Sophomore keeper Jamie Gerstenberg made a diving stop to keep the Hokies off the board.

• Freshman defender Jaelyn Pallas took a free kick from distance and fired on goal in the 47th minute of play, but the ball sailed just above the crossbar.

• The Hokies found some space in the 50th minute on an uncontested shot from freshman forward Taylor Price. Gerstenberg was up to task and made a sliding leg save.

• Once again, Gerstenberg saved a goal for the Hoosiers as the home side was able to get a one-on-one counterattack from junior forward Tori Powell. She rifled a right-footed shot on frame that the Birkenwerder, Germany, native was able to punch to the side.

NOTABLES

• Gerstenberg made a career-high eight saves in the match in her 11th career shutout. She is now tied with Shaunna Daugherty) for sixth on the Indiana all-time shutout list. 

• The standout keeper has now conceded one or fewer goals in 17-of-18 career starts in net.

• Indiana has been held without a goal in each of the last six matches. IU last found the back in the net on a header from senior Megan Wampler in the 43rd minute of a 1-0 result over Northwestern on Oct. 8, 2021.

• Indiana was out-shot 19-5 in the match with Virginia Tech throwing eight shots on frame.

• The match marked the first career start for freshman Olivia Rush. Junior defender Alaina Kalin made her 20th consecutive start.

• Senior defender Karlee Luker made her season debut with a first-half substitution for her 20th-career match. Redshirt freshman midfielder Ava Akeel made her first career appearance.

HOOSIER POINTS

GOALS: None.

ASSISTS: None.

UP NEXT

Indiana will be back at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium for the home opener on Aug. 25 against in-state foe Ball State. First kick is slated for 8 p.m. ET.

PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Purdue Falls to Vanderbilt

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday afternoon at Folk Field.

On a cloudy but warm day in West Lafayette, a 78th-minute goal was the lone score to conclude the opening weekend of the season for both teams. The Boilermakers (1-1-0) were out-shot 15-9, and the Commodores (2-0-0) had seven shots on goal to Purdue’s four. Sophomore goalkeeper Sara Kile made six saves for the second consecutive game and Vanderbilt’s keeper stopped all four shots she faced, including one penalty kick.

Purdue’s nine shots came from eight different players, as senior defender Chloe Woodbeck paced the way with two. Four players had one shot on goal.

The Boilermakers had two good chances early, as Woodbeck and sophomore forward Gracie Dunaway each had shots that went wide in the eighth and ninth minutes, respectively. In the 19th minute, the Purdue defense had a pair of blocked shots inside the 18-yard box to keep the game goalless.

Following four Vanderbilt shots, one which was saved by Kile, freshman forward Naomi Splittorff had a chance saved and sophomore midfielder Victoria Kevdzija sent a shot wide, both from outside the box.

Freshman forward Brooke Haarala had a great opportunity with just over one minute left in the opening half, but Vandy’s keeper deflected it out for the save.

The Commodores held a 7-5 advantage in shots in the first 45 minutes, though the Boilermakers had a 2-1 edge in shots on goal.

Freshman forward Kayla Budish registered a shot saved minutes into the second half, and Kile followed it up with two great saves in the 51st minute. From the edge of the six, VU’s first shot was poked away by Kile, and she scooped up the attempt on the rebound after it bounced off a Boilermaker defender.

Kile made another nice save in the 71st minute, and her fourth save of the half was in the 76th.

Vanderbilt scored the game’s only goal two minutes later. Rachel Deresky found the back of the net on a shot from near the penalty spot. The goal at 77:11 came off a centering pass by Reagan Kelley from the right side of the 18.

Purdue had a chance for the equalizer in the 84th minute when Budish drew a penalty inside the box. However, Vandy’s keeper made the save on junior midfielder Emily Mathew’s penalty kick to preserve the shutout.

In the second half, the Commodores had eight shots, six on goal, and the Boilermakers had four shots, two on target.

Up next, Purdue takes to the road for the first time in the regular season on Thursday, August 25 at Kentucky. The Boilermakers and Wildcats square off for the second consecutive season, this time in Lexington, with kickoff set for 5 p.m. ET. Following the midweek matchup, Purdue returns home to host Miami (Ohio) on Sunday, August 28, at 1 p.m. ET. Admission is free for all fans to every regular-season home game at Folk Field in 2022.

BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER: Upsets No. 9 Michigan on the Road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Butler women’s soccer team won its second-straight match of the 2022 season, and its first over a top-10 team since 2017, upending No. 9 Michigan on the Wolverines’ home turf. Both sides created multiple opportunities, but neither was able to reach the back of the net until the 64th minute when Katie Soderstrom scored an unassisted goal. Butler’s defense then took over, handing Michigan (1-1) its first loss the young season.

Key Moments

12′ | Michigan’s Kacey Lawrence gathers a pass behind the Bulldogs’ defense, but Butler goalkeeper Anna Pierce charges and wins the one-on-one battle, forcing a shot outside of the right post.

37′ | Arianna Jalics takes a rebound in the box and sends it over to Sara Trandji, on the left side, but her one-touch shot sails just over the crossbar.

20′ & 41′ | Pierce makes two solid saves for the Bulldogs to preserve the tie going into halftime.

   HALFTIME

54′ | Katie Soderstrom carries into the right side of the box and gets a shot off toward the upper left corner of the goal, but Michigan makes the save.

63′ | Michigan gets an open look from 15 yards out, but a leaping touch by Pierce sends the ball to the crossbar, and the rebound is cleared by Butler.

64′ | Alexei Whittaker takes a pass from Alana Wood and sends the ball from the midfield to Katie Soderstrom on the right side. Soderstrom makes a couple of moves on her defender and puts the ball into the upper right corner of the net, just over the hands of the Wolverines keeper. Butler leads, 1-0.

74′ | Michigan sends a cross in that is headed toward the goal from eight yards out. Pierce again leaps and punches the ball, sending it over the crossbar.

81′ | A bouncing ball in Butler’s box is struck directly at the goal by a Wolverine, but a Caitlin O’Malley block sends it out of harm’s way.

Butler Points Summary

GOALS: Katie Soderstrom

ASSISTS: (none)

Bulldog Bits

Katie Soderstrom’s goal was her second of the season and the 30th of her career.

Anna Pierce (2-0) made six saves to earn the first solo shutout of her career.

Michigan outshot the Bulldogs 18-7, putting six on frame compared to Butler’s three.

The Bulldogs only other win over a top-10 team was a 2-0 victory over No. 10 Texas A&M in 2017. Butlers most recent win over a ranked team was a 4-1 result over No. 20 Notre Dame in 2018.

IUPUI WOMEN’S SOCCER: JAGUARS RALLY FOR ROAD WIN AT SIUE, 3-2

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The IUPUI women’s soccer team used a second half offensive flurry to run past reigning OVC champion SIUE on Sunday (Aug. 21), 3-2 at the Cougars’ Korte Stadium. IUPUI tallied three goals in just more than a seven-minute span, including a pair of strikes from senior Maya Lacognato, to move to 2-0 on the young season. The Jaguars trailed 1-0 and 2-1 before scoring two unanswered to ultimately secure the win.

“We made it way harder on ourselves at times. We need to clean some things up going forward, but I’m so happy with the way the girls battled back today,” head coach Chris Johnson said.

Redshirt sophomore Ashton Kudlo recorded seven saves, all in the second half, to advance her record to 2-0 on the year. However, it was the offense that stole the show in the second half while Kudlo made a number of impressive saves at the opposite end of the pitch.

SIUE (1-1) built a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when Savannah DeFini scored from point blank range after a diagonal pass from Sidney Christopher snuck just pass Kudlo, challenging hard off her back line. The Cougars’ score came on the heels of IUPUI’s ninth corner kick of the first half as a quick counter led to a transition score and the game’s first tally.

After the two sides combined on just nine combined shots, and just three on target, in the opening half, the second half was much more open and free wheeling.

Lacognato tied the score when she got in behind the SIUE defense off assists from Emma Frey and Sam Slimak. Lacognato did the rest, powering a shot into the middle of the net for her first score of the year. The score stayed level for exactly 89 seconds as SIUE went back in front when Lily Schnieders scored on a penalty kick to Kudlo’s left.

This time, SIUE stayed in front for exactly 47 seconds as Frey hit a rocket for her first collegiate score off service from Sarah Henson. Frey’s shot from distance eluded SIUE keeper Taylor Spiller and knotted the score in the 56th minute.

Lacognato capped the scoring when she got free inside the SIUE penalty area off a long feed from Slimak, and ultimately ripped a shot into the mouth of the net. IUPUI (2-0) used crisp ball movement and a stingy defense to help kill the game from there, while Kudlo responded with a career-high seven saves in goal.

“I’m really proud of our team. Coming back from 1-0 and scoring three goals is incredible,” Lacognato said. “We fought so hard and everyone contributed. All the credit goes to the team and Sam with two great crosses. I feel like I’ve been in a slump since last season, so being able to score has given me a lot of confidence.

“This team is special and I’m excited to see what the rest of the season has i

Slimak and Lacognato led the IUPUI attack with three shots each and Emma Antoine, who tallied the winner at Tennessee Tech, had two tries off the bench. The scores were the tenth and 11th of Lacognato’s career and it marked her fifth career game-winner.

IUPUI will return home to host Bellarmine University on Thursday night (Aug. 24) at 7:00 p.m. at the on-campus Michael A. Carroll Stadium. That contest will be aired on ESPN+ as Greg Rakestraw (pxp) describes the action. Admission to Thursday’s contest is FREE of charge and the match will cap a men’s and women’s doubleheader as the men’s squad will host Marian University, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Cardinals Fight Royals to Draw

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Ball State soccer team returned to action Sunday for a morning contest against Queens from Dickson Field at the Queens Sports Complex. The Cardinals put 11 shots on goal.

Ball State and Queens both move to 0-1-1 on the season with the 0-0 draw. 

Avery Fenchel recorded the match’s first two shots on goal for the Cardinals, but the Royals’ goalie was able to stop both shots.

Queens answered with a quick counter, off the second shot on goal for Fenchel, and sent a ball on frame, but Bethany Moser was there to make the save.

In the 20th minute, Maya Millis had a scoring chance but was unable to beat the QU keeper. In the 41st minute, Delaney Caldwell produced a shot on net, but the Queens goalie kept the match scoreless.

The Royals opened the second half with a shot on target in the first 30 seconds of action, but Moser made the save.

In the 62nd minute, Jenna Dombrowski produced a shot inside the box, but her shot was kept out of the back of the net by the right post. Caldwell beats the Queens goalie, but a Royals’ player kicked the ball out before it went into the net in the 76th minute.

The Cardinals finished the match with 17 shots, 11 on target, compared to the five shots, two on goals, for the Royals. Moser finished the match with two saves.

Fenchel and Lexi Fraley each finished the contest with three shots on goal, while Caldwell added two shots on frame.

The Cardinals will play their first match of the season in Indiana on Thursday, August 25. Ball State makes the trip to Bloomington for a matchup with Indiana. First touch is scheduled for 8 p.m.

“It was a hard, tough match today,” said Head Coach Josh Rife. “Our ladies battled hard, created a lot of chances, and also kept a shutout.”

NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S SOCCER: NO. 16 IRISH DOWN WESTERN MICHIGAN, 2-0

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The No. 16 Notre Dame women’s soccer team (2-0) certainly had a Sunday Funday at Alumni Stadium, showing off in front of 1,655 fans in a 2-0 victory over Western Michigan (0-2).

Senior forward Maddie Mercado picked up her second career brace and first goals of the 2022 season. Mercado’s first goal came via a header in the 23rd minute from a beautiful cross from freshman Leah Klenke. Then Mercado’s second came in the 58th minute via penalty kick.

The real story here was the shot differential, 34-0 in Notre Dame’s favor, including 16 shots on goal. All-in-all, through two games this season, the Irish have not allowed a single shot on net and just one shot total.

How It Happened

Western Michigan’s goalie Hannah Sargent had a career day with 13 saves for she was under duress for most of the contest. Olivia Wingate and Leah Klenke combined for nine shots on the day and both nearly found the back in the net in the early going.

Notre Dame’s first goal in the 23rd minute started with a great step up read from Waniya Hudson, who kept the ball in Western Michigan’s half and poked it up to Klenke on the right wing. Klenke then connected on a beautiful cross to Mercado, just outside the six-yard box, who headed it far post and in.

Klenke, who scored in the season opener on Thursday, already has three points now on her freshman year resume.

The final 20 minutes of the first half saw the return of Korbin Albert, who was with the USA U20 squad in Costa Rica. Albert made an immediate impact, connecting off the crossbar twice. She ultimately finished with five shots on the day.

Albert continued to make defenders miss and fall to the ground in the second half, as a pass to Van Zanten led to a cross to Mercado who nearly found a second header goal just eight minutes in.

Notre Dame’s second goal came thanks to Bri Martinez. She blew past a defender in the box on the right side and was then tackled by a second defender, resulting in a penalty kick. Mercado stepped up and delivered, notching her ninth career goal.

Up Next

A tough battle with Saint Louis on the road on Thursday, Aug. 25, awaits. The Billikens knocked off No. 8 Arkansas in their season opener. First kick is at 8 pm ET.

ISU MOURNS AFTER SINGLE-VEHICLE ACCIDENT KILLS THREE PEOPLE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – It is with great sorrow that Indiana State University announces that police are working to positively identify three people who died in a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning.

Police said there were five people total in the vehicle. They are all believed to be ISU students, including several football players.

“This is a terrible tragedy,” ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said. “As we are waiting on additional details from authorities investigating this accident, our hearts go out to the families and friends of the students involved.”

The ISU women’s soccer match scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday at Memorial Stadium has been postponed to a later date because of the tragedy.

Counseling services are available for students, faculty, and staff at 812-237-3939.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Eastern Illinois Beats Mastodon WSOC 2-0

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Two second-half goals were the difference on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 21), as the Eastern Illinois Panthers topped the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team 2-0 in non-league action.

The Mastodons dominated the first half with a 13-2 edge in shots, but after 45 minutes, it was nil-nil. The ‘Dons’ first three shots were on target.

After the break, Eastern Illinois struck twice in a two-minute stretch. Jenna Little knocked in both past the outstretched arms of Mastodon keeper Samantha Castaneda.

Purdue Fort Wayne tried to even up the match with several dangerous chances in the second 45. Morgan Reitano took a penalty kick in the 77th minute that bounced off the right post.

The Mastodons out-shot Eastern Illinois 22-12. Purdue Fort Wayne’s 22 shots is the most since these two teams met in 2021. Reitano and Marisa Metzger had four shots each.

Purdue Fort Wayne falls to 1-1, while Eastern Illinois improves to 1-0-1. The Mastodons will be back in action on Thursday (Aug. 25). That match will be streamed on ESPN+.

EVANSVILLE MEN’S SOCCER: Aces close preseason competition with 4-0 win over Hanover

EVANSVILLE – With an announced crowd of over 1,100, the University of Evansville men’s soccer team finished its preseason slate with a 4-0 win over Hanover on Sunday evening at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

Free admission for all fans and the annual freshman dinner helped provide an electric atmosphere for the Aces exhibition finale and Evansville fed off of it on the pitch. Early opportunities from Jon Varela and Tancredi Fadda missed, but senior Nkosi Graham found the back of the net inside the first 15 minutes to open the scoring. A shot from Fadda ricocheted off the post, deflecting to the feet of Graham who smashed it into the back of the net for the 1-0 lead.

The second for Evansville came just before the conclusion of the first 30 minutes as freshman Marc Vila got on the end of a corner from redshirt freshman Eyob McFarland and headed it past the Panther keeper to double UE’s lead.

Continuing to apply pressure, the Aces got their third and fourth tallies in quick succession. In the 55th minute, Fadda received a cross from fellow freshman Ellis Amo and fired it into the back of the net. Less than six minutes later, freshman Nalu Wagner continued the first year trend, lobbing a cross into the box that freshman Patrick Szankowski clipped past the keeper to hand Evansville what would be its final margin of the night at 4-0.

On the evening, Evansville out-shot the Panthers, 16-4, putting eight attempts on frame. The Aces combined for the shutout between the posts with graduate Alex Vidizzoni, redshirt freshman Landon Amick, and junior Aidan Montoure each playing 30 minutes  and combining for three saves.

Evansville opens the regular season on Thursday with a trip to take on Bellarmine in Louisville, Ky. at 6 PM (CT).

EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Women’s Soccer Earns Draw With Austin Peay, 1-1

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Evansville senior forward Emily Ormson netted UE’s first goal of the season in the 81st minute on Sunday to help the Purple Aces pick up their first point of the year with a 1-1 tie with visiting Austin Peay at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.

Ormson was on the other end of a beautiful cross from sophomore midfielder Ryleigh Anslinger to head in a ball from the top of the six-yard box to give UE a 1-0 lead.  Austin Peay’s Anna McPhie would counter four minutes later with an equalizer from just outside of the six-yard box to the lower-right corner to knot the match at 1-1.

“Overall, I saw a lot of positives today,” said UE head coach Chris Pfau.  “Today’s match was tough, because I think that we were mentally drained from getting up Thursday night to play Vanderbilt, and combine the short time in-between matches with the heat today, and I am pleased to be able to get a result.

“I felt like the way we played the first ten minutes of the second half, as well as other points in the second half, was very encouraging.  That is the team that we want to be all season long.  It’s just a case now where we have to work on getting to that level and be able to maintain it for extended periods of time, and that will be what we work on in training, beginning this week.”

In a very defensive first half, UE nearly scored first in the 27th minute, as Ormson was denied from 18 yards out by a leaping save from APSU goalkeeper Chloe Dion.  The Governors then nearly answered back four minutes later, but an apparent goal was called back due to offsides.

In the second half, both teams opened up offensively, and UE had two strong chances turned away by Dion.  In the 55th minute, Anslinger put a strong header towards goal from above the penalty spot, but Dion punched it away.  Then, in the 70th minute, Dion denied UE freshman Chrysta Vasquez on a breakaway attempt.

Ormson and Anslinger both fired two shots each to lead UE offensively.  UE junior goalkeeper Myia Danek made two saves in 90 minutes of action, while Dion recorded four saves for the Governors.

Evansville (0-1-1) will now get a week off to train and begin school before hosting Morehead State next Sunday at 2 p.m. at Arad McCutchan Stadium.

VALPO WOMEN’S SOCCER: Soccer Victorious in Home Opener

It was a simple formula for a Valpo soccer victory in the Beacons’ home opener Sunday — a goal in the 74th minute from senior Kiley Dugan (Irwin, Pa./Penn-Trafford) plus another clean sheet from the Valpo defense equaled a 1-0 win over Youngstown State at Brown Field.

How It Happened

Valpo nearly had a dream start to the match, getting an open look in the box inside the first minute from freshman Molly O’Rear (Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central), but the rookie was unable to hit the target.

That proved to be a harbinger of how the first half played out, as the Beacons controlled play and kept the pressure on. Valpo earned nine first-half corner kicks, seven of which came in the first 20 minutes, and had seven first-half shots, but was unable to find the back of the net.

Meanwhile, on the other end, Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) dealt well with YSU’s lone shot on goal in the first half — a close effort in the 34th minute from Chloe Weiland — to keep the Penguins off the scoreboard.

The second half was more of the same, as Valpo had the better of possession and out-shot YSU over the final 45 minutes, 10-5.

The breakthrough finally came in the 74th The Beacons won the ball in the midfield and got it to Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) 45 yards out from goal. James turned and hit a pass out left to a sprinting Dugan, who took it at the top of the 18-yard box. Dugan continued her run until the edge of the six-yard box, where she cut the ball onto her left foot and slotted a sharp-angle effort past the YSU keeper inside the far post.

From there, Valpo was able to see the game out successfully, giving up no shot attempts over the final 10 minutes of the victory.

Inside the Match

Valpo is unbeaten through two matches for the fourth time in the last six seasons.

This marks the third time in program history Valpo has opened the season with back-to-back clean sheets, joining the 2012 and the 2017 squads.

Coryell made two saves on Sunday in the shutout effort, the 14th clean sheet of her career — tying her with Sydney Galvez-Daley for fourth-most in program history.

Dugan’s goal was the third of her career, her first since March 19, 2021 and her first career match-winner.

James now owns seven career assists, five of which have come on match-winning goals.

Sophomore Sam Gountounas (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew) made her first career start on Sunday, while Andrea Garcia (Aurora, Ont./Cardinal Carter Catholic [Hartford/FDU]) and Sarah Epstein (Oswego, Ill./Oswego) made their respective Valpo debuts.

After going just three-deep into the bench on Thursday, the Beacons used 18 players on Sunday. Defenders Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) and Abby White (Commerce Township, Mich./Walled Lake Central) were the only Valpo field players to play the full 90 minutes.

Dugan and Norfolk extended their starting streaks to 52 consecutive matches apiece.

Valpo out-shot YSU 17-9, put six shots on goal to the Penguins’ two and held a 12-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Next Up

Valpo (1-0-1) heads out west next week for a pair of matches in the Centennial State, starting out with a contest Friday evening at Colorado. Kickoff is slated for 5 p.m. CT, and the match can be seen on the Pac-12 Network.

VU Trailblazers volleyball begins 2022 season with pair of home sweeps

VINCENNES, Ind. – The 2022 Vincennes University volleyball team began their Region 24 Championship defense Sunday afternoon, opening the season with a tri-match against Region 24 opponent Shawnee and East Central College from Missouri at the P.E. Complex.

The Trailblazers began the day by hosting the Shawnee Saints, opening their season with a big Region 24 showdown.

VU quickly jumped on top in set one, using a 10-0 scoring run to gain a commanding lead.

Vincennes continued to add on with a pair of five-point scoring runs to take the opening set of the season 25-6.

Shawnee held tough to begin set two with the Trailblazers holding a slim 7-5 advantage in the early stages, before VU would go on to outscore the Saints 18-4 to take set two 25-9.

Vincennes again had to battle through the early part of set three, with the set tied at seven-all.

VU would manage to grow a lead with an 8-1 scoring run as the Trailblazers held off Shawnee and completed the Region 24 sweep taking set three 25-13.

The Trailblazers were led offensively by freshman Paige Parlanti (Las Vegas, Nev.) who led the Blazers with nine kills against the Saints, while also adding four digs and a pair of aces.

Freshman Kennedy Sowell (Effingham, Ill.) had the hot hand against Shawnee, going on a scoring run at the net and ending her first collegiate match with six kills.

Sophomore setters Hannah Graber (Montgomery, Ind.) and Josephine Mulligan (Saint John, Ind.) ran the VU offense very well in the opening game of the season, with Graber ending with 13 set assists, along with five aces and Mulligan adding four set assists and two aces.

Freshman libero Morgan Netcott (Montague, Mich.) stepped up defensively for the Trailblazers, leading VU with seven digs from her back row position.

“Coming off of a very tough scrimmage yesterday at the University of Indianapolis, who will likely be one of the better NCAA Division II team this year, the question was what did we learn,” VUVB Head Coach Gary Sien said. “I’m just proud of this team for being able to take everything that we learned yesterday and turn it around in less than 24 hours. We were very ‘on task’ against Shawnee and we did a very good job of limiting mental mistakes.”

“One thing it seems like this VU team can do so far this year is to be able to go on some big scoring runs,” Sien added. “We had some servers, like Hannah, who were able to put together some nice service runs. I really try to emphasize that if we can serve tough and be very surgical in our service locations, then we can be able to take control of the game.”

The Trailblazers would return to their home floor to close out the opening day tri-match as VU hosted East Central College.

Set one of the final match of the day began as a back-and-forth battle, with Vincennes taking a 15-12 lead midway through the set.

The Trailblazers would go one to score eight of the next nine points, before East Central responded with a 4-0 scoring run of their own.

Vincennes would however earn the final two points and close out the first set over the Falcons 25-17.

VU began set two with a bang, opening the set on a 6-0 scoring run.

East Central would battle back to cut the lead down to 14-11, before Vincennes would use a 4-0 scoring run and a 5-0 scoring run to build a nine-point advantage and close out set two 25-15.

Vincennes found themselves in a battle in set three with East Central not wanting to go home on a sweep, VU put together a 14-10 lead, before closing out the set on an 11-1 scoring run to take set three 25-11 and complete their second sweep of the day.

“East Central was a more experienced volleyball team,” Sien said. “They have hitters and they have height, but the game really comes down to ball control. Our setters really allowed us to go on some big service runs where we were able to keep scoring. But not only were they able to serve the ball well, but they made some good choices with the ball running our offense and got the ball into good locations where our hitters could get good swings.”

“Our serving was really a big key for us against East Central, because we were able to attack spots on the floor,” Sien added. “This was a good win for us because East Central is usually a pretty competitive NJCAA D-II team. We were able to put together big scoring runs, like in the third set, when the game was close and finish out the match like we did was a really nice way to end the day.”

Vincennes was again led offensively by Paige Parlanti, who closed out the day with 13 kills for the Blazers and just missed her first career double-double with nine digs.

Sophomore Malgorzata Banasiak (Gdynia, Poland) and freshmen Audrey Buis (Franklin, Ind.) and Alexis Chrappa (Effingham, Ill.) each finished with four kills against East Central College, with Banasiak also adding three block assists.

Sophomores Hannah Graber and Josephine Mulligan each finished in double figures in set assists, with Graber collecting her ninth career double-double with 15 set assists and 14 digs on the day. Mulligan added 10 set assists, two digs and an ace.

Freshman libero Morgan Netcott also contributed three set assists, as she finished her day with 12 digs and an ace against the Falcons.

Freshman Tuana Turhan (Ankara, Turkey) helped the Blazers control the net defensively against East Central, with Turhan recording a solo block and three block assists, while also finishing off three kills offensively.

“One thing that we always like to tell our setters is that if a hitter is hot, go to her until they can stop her,” Sien said. “Much like in basketball, if there is a hot shooter, find a way to get them the ball. Kennedy Sowell was that hitter for us against Shawnee. She did a really great job of running the middle to outside slide set and our setters were able to pick up on that without us having to tell them that.”

“It is hard for us to find a high-level libero at our level, that’s why we have to take the time to train a libero like Grace Earp or an Allison Ruddick,” Sien added. “But Morgan Netcott is the type of player that we have been trying to get here. As someone who has been playing the position for years, so we don’t have to take a year, or half a year to train them how to do it.”

“Morgan is very experienced in high school and at the club level. Her high school coach said that she was one of the best liberos in Michigan and I don’t think he was lying,” Sien said. “She is very instinctive, very fast and has great footwork on the floor. I think it is very hard for someone to hit a ball past her.”

“There were times in our rotation where we had five freshmen on the floor at the same time,” Sien added. “Obviously our freshmen are going to have to play and we as coaches are very confident with them on the floor.”

The Trailblazers will return to the P.E. Complex floor Tuesday, Aug. 23 when VU hosts Lincoln Trail College. This match is set to begin at 7 p.m. eastern.

Vincennes will continue to have a busy week as the Trailblazers hit the road for the first time Thursday, Aug. 25 to face-off again against Shawnee in Ullin, Ill. Before returning home Saturday, Aug. 27 for another tri-match at the P.E. Complex against Region 24 opponent Lake Land College and Bethel University JV.

“This week ahead is a little more than I would usually schedule this early in the season, but the nice thing about it is that we don’t play on back-to-back days and two of the three dates head are at home,” Sien said. “But we’ve got two more Region 24 games coming up this week, against Shawnee and Lake Land. Then our schedule will ease up and get more into a normal pattern after this week.”

“Lincoln Trail usually plays us pretty tough,” Sien added. “Then we turn around and play Thursday at Shawnee, which we know will be a little tougher than it was today. Saturday, we play Lake Land, which is a Region 24 game and every time we play a Region 24 team, we know we are going to get their best game.”

“Overall, I would say this was a pretty good weekend for us, yesterday’s scrimmage included,” Sien said. “We are a better team today because of our scrimmage yesterday. We still have a long way to go, but today was a good start for us.”

“SPORTS EXTRA”

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees7448.60743 – 2031 – 2835 – 2322 – 712 – 103 – 7W 1
Tampa Bay6555.542838 – 2327 – 3229 – 2314 – 1512 – 97 – 3W 2
Toronto6555.542836 – 2529 – 3024 – 2419 – 1515 – 115 – 5L 1
Baltimore6358.52110.535 – 2328 – 3527 – 2911 – 1315 – 85 – 5W 1
Boston6062.4921429 – 3031 – 3216 – 3215 – 1221 – 86 – 4L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Cleveland6456.53332 – 2532 – 3112 – 1431 – 2411 – 106 – 4L 1
Minnesota6257.5211.535 – 2727 – 3015 – 1230 – 2012 – 135 – 5L 2
Chi White Sox6259.5122.530 – 3132 – 2814 – 1527 – 2613 – 146 – 4W 1
Kansas City4974.39816.529 – 3420 – 4012 – 2022 – 2610 – 182 – 8L 2
Detroit4776.38218.528 – 3419 – 429 – 2022 – 366 – 124 – 6W 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston7845.63439 – 1839 – 279 – 1020 – 840 – 216 – 4W 1
Seattle6656.54111.531 – 2635 – 3016 – 177 – 635 – 286 – 4L 2
Texas5566.4552227 – 3428 – 325 – 1415 – 1126 – 346 – 4W 2
LA Angels5269.4302526 – 3626 – 336 – 1814 – 925 – 294 – 6L 2
Oakland4577.36932.519 – 3926 – 3810 – 1611 – 1822 – 364 – 6W 2
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets7944.64240 – 1939 – 2543 – 1915 – 514 – 126 – 4W 1
Atlanta7548.610442 – 2433 – 2432 – 2217 – 1016 – 118 – 2L 1
Philadelphia6655.5451233 – 2933 – 2629 – 2714 – 916 – 114 – 6L 1
Miami5269.4302625 – 3327 – 3625 – 2811 – 1511 – 182 – 8L 4
Washington4182.3333819 – 4422 – 389 – 4212 – 1415 – 184 – 6L 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
St. Louis6951.57540 – 2129 – 3012 – 1530 – 1717 – 98 – 2W 7
Milwaukee6456.533531 – 2433 – 3211 – 1331 – 289 – 114 – 6W 1
Chi Cubs5268.4331726 – 3526 – 3313 – 926 – 268 – 217 – 3L 1
Cincinnati4871.40320.526 – 3622 – 3510 – 1719 – 268 – 214 – 6W 2
Pittsburgh4774.38822.526 – 3321 – 417 – 1522 – 3114 – 172 – 8L 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers8436.70043 – 1541 – 2115 – 1119 – 835 – 127 – 3W 3
San Diego6856.5481835 – 2633 – 3019 – 1519 – 1026 – 255 – 5W 2
San Francisco6061.49624.534 – 2926 – 3214 – 1317 – 1120 – 316 – 4W 1
Arizona5566.45529.532 – 3223 – 3414 – 1413 – 1521 – 314 – 6L 3
Colorado5370.43132.535 – 3118 – 398 – 1911 – 1227 – 304 – 6L 1

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1886       Louisville’s Chicken Wolf hits a game-winning inside-the-park home run, thanks to a stray dog impeding Abner Powell from fielding the ball. The canine, who had been sleeping by the fence, refuses to let go of the Reds center fielder’s pant leg, who watches in dismay as the Colonel batter races around the bases in the team’s 5-4 loss at Eclipse Park.

1917       In a 22-inning contest against the Dodgers, Pirates’ outfielder Carson Bigbee sets a major-league record with 11 at-bats. The game was also the fourth straight extra-inning game played by Pittsburgh (total of 59 innings), which sets a National League record.

1933       Bill Veeck suggests a mid-summer series of interleague games and proposes a split-season schedule format. Although the Cub president’s concept of games between the two circuits receives some support, Senator owner Clark Griffith opposes the proposal, calling the American League a major league, not in need of grandiose schemes he deemed as “Hippodrome stuff.”

1934       Wes Ferrell hits two home runs to give the Red Sox an extra-inning 3-2 victory over the White Sox. With his team trailing 2-1, the Boston hurler hits a home run in the eighth inning to tie the score, and, with two out in the 10th, he goes deep again for the game-winner.

1939       In front of 50,000 fans at Comiskey Park, the Yankees win their first night game in franchise history, defeating the hometown White Sox, 14-5. The Bronx Bombers collect 14 hits in the evening tilt, nine of which are for extra bases.

1947       After trailing by six runs in the ninth inning with one out and the bases empty, the Tigers come back to beat the Senators, 7-6. In their incredible walk-off victory in the first game of a twin bill at Briggs Stadium, Detroit collects nine hits, eight singles and a home run, in the final frame.

1949       After the Giants had offered him to every team in the National League, Johnny Mize, who had expressed his displeasure about his playing time, is bought by Yankee general manager George Weiss for $40,000. The 36-year-old slugging first baseman doesn’t disappoint the Bronx fans, finishing his career playing solidly in a part-time role during the five years spent with the Bombers, who go on to win the World Series every season the future Hall of Fame first baseman is with the team.

1957       Stan Musial tears a muscle and chips a bone swinging at a pitch in the fourth inning against the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium. The injury apparently ends ‘Stan the Man’s’ consecutive game streak at 894, but he establishes a new NL mark, officially playing in 895 consecutive contests by pinch-running in a game suspended on July 21st and completed on August 27th.

1961       In his record-setting season, Roger Maris becomes the first player to hit his 50th home run before September. The 26-year-old All-Star outfielder connects off Ken McBride as the Yankees lose to the Angels, 4-3.

1961       At L.A.’s Wrigley Field, the Angels edge the Yankees, 4-3, in front of 19,930 fans, the largest home crowd of the season. The expansion team will have an average attendance of 6,620 patrons per game in its first season, but that total almost triples when the Bronx Bombers are the opponents.

1965       Juan Marichal thinks Johnny Roseboro throws too close to his head while returning the ball to Sandy Koufax and attacks the Dodger catcher with his bat. The Los Angeles backstop suffers cuts on the head during the 14-minute brawl.

1966       All-Star slugger Frank Robinson, a non-swimmer who accidentally jumps into the deep end of the pool to avoid being thrown in by his Oriole teammates, is saved from drowning by rookie backstop Andy Etchebarren. The private evening swim party for the team took place at the home of Leonard Ruck, a funeral director.

1968       After walking on a 3-2 count, which included pitches sailing over his head to the backstop and a ball thrown behind him, Dick McAuliffe charges the mound, driving his knee into White Sox hurler Tommy John that causes the pitcher’s shoulder to separate. The Tigers’ shortstop is suspended for five games and fined $250 by AL president Joe Cronin due to the bench-clearing incident that ends Tommy John’s (10-5, 1.98) season.

1973       Trailing by a run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and a man on second, Felix Millan, Rusty Staub, and John Milner hit consecutive singles to give the Mets an improbable 3-2 decision at Shea Stadium. The victory, the first win for the 0-6 Tug McGraw, appears to ignite the “Ya Gotta Believe” reliever, who once again will become one of the best closers in the league.

1982       The Cubs pay tribute to Ernie Banks when the team retires the outfielder’s uniform number (14) that he wore for 19 seasons. The Hall of Famer, who retired in 1971, is the first player in the 106-year history of the franchise to be honored in this manner.

1982       With two outs and two strikes in the 12th inning, Glenn Brummer steals home, giving the Cardinals an overtime walk-off 5-4 victory over the Giants at Busch Stadium. The reserve catcher will finish his major league career with just four stolen bases.

1984       Dwight Gooden strikes out Garry Templeton in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 5-2 victory at Jack Murphy Stadium to become the 11th pitcher to strike out 200 batters in his rookie season. The 19-year-old freshman becomes only the third teenager to accomplish the feat, joining Bob Feller (1938 Indians) and Gary Nolan (1967 Reds).

1984       Graig Nettles’ fourth-inning two-run homer off Dwight Gooden is his seventh round-tripper in his last six games, tying a National League record shared by Walker Cooper, George Kelly, and Willie Mays. The Padres third baseman’s blast, one of only three hits given up by the New York 19-year-old rookie in the Mets’ 5-2 victory, accounts for all of San Diego’s runs in the Jack Murphy Stadium contest.

1987       Gino Petralli ties a major league record when he commits four passed balls in one inning during the seventh frame of the Rangers’ 6-4 victory over the White Sox at Arlington Stadium. The Texas batterymate of Charlie Hough equals the 1954 mark established by Giants backstop Ray Katt, trying to catch knuckleballs thrown by Hoyt Wilhelm.

1989       On a 96 mph fastball, A’s Rickey Henderson swings and misses, making Nolan Ryan the first and only major league pitcher to strike out 5000 batters. The ‘Ryan Express’ strikes out 13 and gives up only five hits, but loses the game to Oakland, 2-0.

1992       In the seventh inning of a Class A Florida State League contest, the Clearwater Phillies string together two walks and two sac bunts to score the game’s only run, beating the Winter Haven Red Sox, 1-0. Opposing minor league hurlers Andy Carter and Scott Bakkum do not give up any hits, making it the first professional game to be hitless in 40 years.

1998       In the Orioles’ 6-3 win over the Indians, Cal Ripken scores his 1,500th career run. The ‘Iron Man’ will cross the plate 1,647 times for Baltimore during his 21-year career in the big leagues.

1998       With his 52nd home run, Mark McGwire breaks Babe Ruth’s record for round-trippers in three consecutive seasons. ‘Big Red’ has 162 homers in three seasons (1996-52, 1997-58), compared to the Bambino’s 161 dingers hit in 1926-28.

1998       Although there are no penalties or testing for the use of performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball, the discovery of a jar of androstenedione in Mark McGwire’s locker garners much attention. The Cardinal slugger, who will finish the season with a record 70 home runs, will admit he uses the steroid precursor.

1999       Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player to reach the 50 home run plateau in four consecutive seasons. ‘Big Red’ goes deep twice (#’s 49 and 50) in an 8-7 loss to the Mets at Shea Stadium.

2000       Dodger first baseman Eric Karros, hitting a solo blast and a three-run round-tripper during a nine-run sixth inning of a 14-6 victory over the Expos, becomes the first player in the 111-year franchise history to hit two homers in an inning.

2000       Rockies’ catcher Brent Mayne, working a scoreless 12th in a 7-6 victory over the Braves, becomes the first position player to be a winning pitcher in 32 years. In 1968, outfielder Rocky Colavito, as a Yankee, homered and threw 2.2 shutout innings against his former teammates, helping the Bronx Bombers to beat the Tigers.

2000       Reds’ outfielder Alex Ochoa helps set a major league record by hitting the 142nd grand slam of the season. The Cincinnati outfielder’s first career bases-loaded homer eclipses the previous mark of 141 grand slams, established in 1996.

2003       For the fourth consecutive season, Garret Anderson reaches 100 RBIs mark to become the first player in team history to do so. The Angels’ outfielder was also the first to have three straight 100-RBI seasons.

2007       Jose Reyes sets a Mets record, swiping his 67th stolen base of the season, surpassing Roger Cedeno, who had established the previous mark in 1999. The New York shortstop swipes three bases in the team’s 7-5 loss to the Padres at Shea Stadium.

2007       Brandon Webb’s scoreless streak ends at 42 innings in the first frame of the Diamondbacks’ 3-2 victory at Chase Field. The 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner, who had thrown three straight shutouts, falls 17 innings short of Orel Hershiser’s 1988 major league record of 59 straight shutout innings.

2007       After feeling a near game-removing pain close to the top of his right hamstring, Albert Pujols hits a first-inning two-run homer off Scott Olsen of the Marlins at Busch Stadium to become the first player to hit 30 or more homers in his first seven seasons. It is the fifth consecutive game the Cardinal first baseman has gone deep.

2007       The Rangers become the first post-1900 big league team to score 30 runs in a game. After beating the Orioles, 30-3, setting a club single-game record 29 hits in the first game of the twin bill, Texas wins the nightcap, 9-7, to break the AL mark of 36 tallies established by the 1937 Tigers during an August 14 doubleheader against the Browns.

2007       Appearing as the skipper in his 4,409th game, Tony La Russa passes Bucky Harris for third place on the all-time list for the total number of contests managed in the major leagues. Only Connie Mack (7,755 games) and John McGraw (4,769) have spent more time in the dugout as a manager than the current Cardinal field boss.

2007       Mets shortstop Jose Reyes surpasses Roger Cedeno’s franchise mark set in 1999 with 67th stolen base, his third in the team’s 7-5 loss to the Padres at Shea Stadium. New York’s five steals in the contest brings their season’s total to 159, equaling the club record established in 1987.

2007       Rangers’ relief pitcher Wes Littleton earns his second career save, pitching the last three innings of the record 30-3 rout of the Orioles. The 24-year-old reliever from Hayward, California establishes a new major league mark for recording a save with the largest winning margin.

2008       Joining Lou Gehrig (2,721) and Babe Ruth (2,518), Derek Jeter becomes the third player to collect 2,500 hits in a Yankee uniform. The milestone safety is a first-inning bloop single off Radhames Liz in New York’s 9-4 comeback victory over the Orioles in Baltimore.

2008       In an 18-3 rout of the Braves, the Cardinals collect 26 hits, tying a franchise record established in 1930. All but five of the hits were singles, two shy of the major league record set by the Astros in 1976.

2009       In the 14th inning of the 1-0 Mariners’ victory over Chicago, Adrian Beltre, who scores the winning run, is hit below the belt by a ninth-inning ground ball scorched by Alexei Ramirez. The Seattle third baseman, who doesn’t wear a protective cup because it makes him feel uncomfortable, will be placed on the disabled list with a torn right testicle, much to his manager’s chagrin.

2011       With two outs in the eighth inning in a game against the Dodgers at Busch Stadium, Matt Holliday exits the game when a moth gets stuck in his right ear. Using tweezers, the team trainers remove the deeply embedded insect from the Cardinal left fielder’s auditory canal, which comes out alive.

2012       Oakland right-hander Bartolo Colon is suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. The infraction will end the 2005 Cy Young Award winner’s season with a 10-9 record (.526) and an ERA of 3.43 for the playoff-bound A’s.

2014       Statues designed by Matt Glenn and a team of artists as a tribute to the youth sports organization are unveiled in Williamsport to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Little League. The ‘Bases Loaded’ project consists of ten life-sized bronze sculptures on Market Street that appear to be on a baseball diamond.

2020       An unnamed bidder purchases Mike Trout’s 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospects Superfractor rookie card during an online auction for $3.936 million. The one-of-a-kind item’s selling price surpasses the previous record amount of $3.12 million, paid in 2016 for a 1909 Honus Wagner T-206 card.

2021       Miguel Cabrera becomes the 28th major leaguer to collect 500 career home runs when he connects off Steven Matz in the sixth inning in the Tigers’ 5-3 win over the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. Detroit’s 38-year-old DH is 46 hits shy of the 3,000 hit plateau, a milestone that will make him the seventh player to have 500 homers and 3,000 hits.

WORLD SERIES HISTORY-1963

The National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers had rebounded from a late-season collapse in 1962 and went on to win the National League pennant with a six game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals. The biggest factor in the team’s comeback was an all-star pitching combination featuring a young lefty named Sandy Koufax and a right-hander named Don Drysdale. Koufax had struck out a staggering three-hundred six batters in three-hundred eleven innings and his counterpart had won nineteen games with a 2.63 ERA. Veteran Johnny Podres had added fourteen wins of his own (five of them shutouts) and ace reliever Ron Perranoski made sixty-nine appearances while going 16-3 with a 1.67 ERA. Their opponents, to no surprise, were their long-time rivals the New York Yankees, who in classic “Bomber style”, boasted four sluggers with twenty or more home runs and an equally qualified pitching rotation. Whitey Ford had twenty-four victories and Jim Bouton, Ralph Terry and Al Downing prospered as well winning the American League pennant by 10½ games. It was the seventh meeting in the Fall Classic between the two ball clubs with the American Leaguers leading the marathon 6-1.

Koufax went against Ford in the opener and quickly set the pace by striking out his first five batters including Tony Kubek, Bobby Richardson, Tom Tresh, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Before the Yankees had a single hit off the rising left-hander, his team was up 4-0. Former Yankee Bill Skowron (who had been obtained after the ’62 Series) singled home a Dodger run in the top of the second and John Roseboro cracked a three run homer later that inning. He added another run in the third and Koufax continued to dominate at the mound. After four innings, the Yankees were still waiting for their first base runner and things would not get much better. After sitting down Mantle, the Dodger ace forced Maris to foul out, but allowed the “Pinstripes” to load the bases on consecutive singles by Elston Howard, Joe Pepitone and Clete Boyer. The threat quickly disappeared though as Hector Lopez (batting for Ford) became the eleventh K victim. After striking out pinch-hitter Phil Linz in the eighth, Koufax had moved one K within Carl Erskine’s single Series game strikeout record of fourteen. The record would have to wait though as a late-inning homer by Tresh stalled the impending celebration, but it was only a matter of time. The first three of New York’s final four outs in Koufax’s 5-2 triumph came on a grounder, a liner and a fly ball. The last out of the game was record-breaking strikeout No. 15, with pinch-hitter Harry Bright submitting the score.

Podres attempted to keep Los Angele’s momentum alive in Game 2 and combined with two out relief from Perranoski to beat the Yankees, 4-1. Willie Davis set the pace at the plate with a two run double in the first and was followed by Skowron’s homer in the fourth. Adding to the Yankees frustration was the Series-ending injury to outfielder Roger Maris who was hurt running into a rail in pursuit of a Tommy Davis triple. With a two-games-to-none lead, the Dodgers returned to their newly christened west coast palace known as Dodger Stadium. Don Drysdale made the homecoming even sweeter with a three hit, 1-0 victory that ended with nine more strikeouts for the Yankees. Bouton had completed the outing while holding his own, but surrendered the critical game-winning run in the first on Jim Gilliam’s walk, a wild pitch and a single by Tommy Davis, who had just captured his second straight National League batting championship.

In a classic rematch of the Series opener, Ford and Koufax went at it again as one pitcher tried to complete a sweep and the other attempted to keep his team alive. Both adversaries held each other scoreless until the fifth inning when the Dodger’s Frank Howard launched a rocket homer to left. Mantle evened the score with a blast of his own in the seventh after going a miserable one for thirteen in Series at bats. Maury Wills, known primarily for his speed (one-hundred four steals in ’62) regained the lead for the Dodgers in the bottom of the inning and from there on it was all Los Angeles. First, Gilliam led off the eighth with a high-bouncer that resulted in a critical Yankees infield error between Pepitone and Boyer who had missed to connect on the throw. Then, Willie Davis came in with a sacrifice fly to deep center field that scored his leadoff man. Finally, Koufax stayed in to finish the job and went on for the six hit, eight K, 2-1 triumph that not only swept the Yankees, but also ended their latest consecutive Series winning streak at two.

ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-1972

Still confident from their win the year before, the American League entered this game determined to start a new kind of streak… a winning one. The American League’s inspiration paid off as they took an early lead, but it didn’t take long for the Nationals to resume their torment of the Americans in their own familiar way.

The National League took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Hank Aaron hit what he called “the most dramatic home run of his career” (to that date), which was a two-run shot off Gaylord Perry.

The American League came up with two runs in the eighth and tried to make that stand up. Not surprisingly, it didn’t. In the bottom of the ninth, singles by Billy Williams and Manny Sanguillen put runners on first and third with none out. In classic fashion, Williams tied it on a force out. Wilbur Wood then retired the side.

Once again, the All-Star Game went into extra-innings caused by a “come from behind series” late in the game. The National League opened the tenth inning with a walk, followed by a sacrifice fly, then a Joe Morgan single to take their ninth win in the ten previous games.

The victory gave the National League a 7-0 record in extra-inning games and raised its series lead to 24-18-1. Once again, the American League was devastated by the National League’s uncanny ability to come from behind, and more importantly, finish the game.

TODAY IN FOOTBALL HISTORY

August 22, 1947 – The Chicago College All-Star game is played as the Chicago Bears win over the college stars 16-0 at their home stadium, Soldier Field. Claude Young the running back out of the nearby University of Illinois was the game’s MVP, for the college stars.

August 22, 1948 – The 15th edition of the Chicago College All-Star game is played at the Windy City’s Soldier Field. The Hometown Chicago Cardinals, champions of the NFL, soundly defeated their young opponents 28-0 with a large crowd of 101,220 looking on. The games’ MVP, always a College All-Star, was none other than running back Jay Rodemeyer from the University of Kentucky.

August 22, 1949 – Chicago College All-Star game pitted Champion Philadelphia Eagles against the college players in a 30-0 route by the champs. Notre Dame’s offensive line stalwart, Bill Fischer, was named the All-Stars game MVP.

August 22, 1958 – The CFL had a record field goal return when Toronto Argonauts had two returners combine for 131 yards as Boyd Carter ran 15 yards and then lateralled the ball to teammate Dave Mann who scurried for the additional 116 yards to paydirt in a thrilling 15-14 win over the Montreal Allouettes in Toronto.

August 22, 1959 – The American Football League is officially named at a meeting in Dallas, Texas as the charter members; LA, Houston, Dallas , Denver, Minneapolis-Saint Paul and New York met to discuss the formation.

August 22, 1988 – Former NBC football commentator, Bob Costas gets his own show on the network called, “Later”.

August 22, 1994 – Former Buffalo Bills and USC Trojan running back, O.J. Simpson is linked to the murder of his wife Nicole and friend Ron Goldman by the use of DNA evidence.

August 22, 2003 – Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA opens in a preseason game pitting the New England Patriots against the home town favorite Philadelphia Eagles.

HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY’S

August 22, 1876 – Henry Seibels was a halfback from The University of the South, Sewanee Academy. This academic institution is a small Episcopal school of higher learning located in the small town of Sewanee nestled in the mountains of Tennessee. The stud back is forever remembered int he College Football Hall of Fame. Seibels was the captain of the famed undefeated Seawanee Tigers team of 1899 where they had a 6 day road trip and won 5 shutout victories over the likes of Texas A&M, LSU, Tulane, Ole Miss and Texas!

August 22, 1899 – Don Lourie was a former quarterback of the Princeton Tigers. In 1974 the famed QB was honored by enshrinement in the College Football Hall of Fame. He was a 1920 consensus All-American as a junior and even won a track and field championship in Great Britain. Lourie intitated one fo the most famous early audibles in football against Yale when in a tight game he called out the check with me to turn a field goal attempt into a fake and he ran the ball to paydirt. Walter Camp would later say of Lourie that he was a great field general who could decipher what the opposition was doing and adapt his team’s play to counter it. After football Mr. Lourie was the president of the Quaker Oats Company.

August 22, 1909 – Mel Hein was a Washington State center who entered into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954. Hein was also a great pro player in the NFL for the New York Football Giants. He was also enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1963 and was selected to the 50th, 75th and 100th Anniversary All-Time Teams. Hein was an All-Pro in 8 consecutive seasons from 1933 through 1940.

August 22, 1941 – Bill Parcells is the Pro Football Hall of Fame coach who led the NY Giants to two Super Bowl Championships. Parcells is famous for his no nonsense style of coaching as he led not only the Giants, but also coached the Jets, Patriots, Cowboys and in the front office of the Dolphins for a time.

August 22, 1956 – Wes Chandler was a wide out for the Florida Gators who in 2015 was also selected to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. Chandler made it in the NFL as well playing for the San Diego Chargers and stands receiver with the 12th most yards of all time for yardage catching the ball.

SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS

3 – 12 – 20 – 14 – 16 – 34 – 24

August 22, 1917 – Pittsburgh Pirates played in a 4th straight extra inning game. During this contest left fielder Carson Bigbee sets MLB record of 11 at-bats in 22 inning, 6-5 loss to Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field

August 22, 1927 – New York Yankees slugger Number 3, Babe Ruth hits 40th home run during his MLB record 60 HR season in New York’s 9-4 loss to Cleveland Indians at Dunn Field

August 22, 1934 – Boston Red Sox pitcher Wes Ferrell, wearing Number 12 hits 2 home runs to beat White Sox 3-2 in 12

August 22, 1959 – Cincinnati Reds future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Number 20, Frank Robinson had 3 consecutive home runs (for a total of 6 RBIs) in 11-4 win over St. Louis Cardinals at Crosley Field

August 22, 1960 – Gil Hodges, Number 14 of the LA Dodgers set a National League right handed home run record with his 352nd blast out of the yard

August 22, 1984 – New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden, in his Number 16 uniform became the 11th rookie to strikeout 200 batters in a season

August 22, 1989 – Nolan Ryan, Number 34 of theTexas Rangers, struck out a tough batter in Oakland A’s Number 24, Rickey Henderson to earn his 5,000th career batter that was sat down on strikes.

TV MONDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
Chi. White Sox at Kansas City2:10pmNBCS-CHI
Bally Sports
Atlanta at Pittsburgh7:05pmATTSN-PIT
Bally Sports
Cincinnati at Philadelphia7:05pmNBCS-PHI
Bally Sports
NY Mets at NY Yankees2:10pmMLBN
SNY
YES
LA Angels at Tampa Bay7:10pmMLBN
Bally Sports
Texas at Minnesota7:10pmBally Sports
St. Louis at Chi. Cubs8:05pmMARQ
Bally Sports
Miami at Oakland9:40pmESPN+
Bally Sports
NBCS-CA
Milwaukee at LA Dodgers10:10pmMLBN
Sportsnet
Bally Sports
NFL PRESEASONTime ETTV
Atlanta vs NY Jets8:00pmESPN
SOCCERTIME ETTV
Serie A: Roma vs Cremonese12:30pmParamount+
La Liga: Elche vs Almería2:00pmESPN+
Serie A: Sampdoria vs Juventus2:45pmParamount+
Premier League: Manchester United vs Liverpool3:00pmPeacock
Argentina Primera División: Estudiantes vs Unión Santa Fe3:30pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Rosario Central vs Banfield3:30pmParamount+
La Liga: Girona vs Getafe4:00pmESPN+
Argentina Primera División: Racing Club vs San Lorenzo6:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Avaí vs Internacional7:00pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Platense vs Talleres Córdoba8:30pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Vélez Sarsfield vs Sarmiento8:30pmParamount+

TV TUESDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
St. Louis at Chi. Cubs2:20pmMLBN
MARQ
Bally Sports
Chi. White Sox at Baltimore7:05pmNBCS-CHI
MASN/2
Atlanta at Pittsburgh7:05pmATTSN-PIT
Bally Sports
Cincinnati at Philadelphia7:05pmNBCS-PHI
Bally Sports
NY Mets at NY Yankees7:05pmTBS
SNY
YES
LA Angels at Tampa Bay7:10pmBally Sports
San Francisco at Detroit7:10pmBally Sports
Toronto at Boston7:10pmSportsnet
NESN
St. Louis at Chi. Cubs8:05pmBally Sports
MARQ
Arizona at Kansas City8:10pmMLBN
Bally Sports
Minnesota at Houston8:10pmMLBN
Bally Sports
ATTSN-SW
Texas at Colorado8:40pmBally Sports
ATTSN-RM
Cleveland at San Diego9:40pmBally Sports
Miami at Oakland9:40pmBally Sports
NBCS-CA
Milwaukee at LA Dodgers10:10pmESPN+
Sportsnet
Bally Sports
Washington at Seattle10:10pmMASN/2
Root Sports
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA Champions League: Benfica vs Dynamo Kyiv3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Viktoria Plzeň vs Qarabağ3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Crvena Zvezda vs Maccabi Haifa3:00pmParamount+
CONCACAF League: Tauro vs Sporting San Miguelito6:00pmTUDN
Argentina Primera División: Patronato vs Argentinos Juniors6:00pmParamount+
Liga MX: Guadalajara vs Monterrey8:05pmUniverso
Argentina Primera División: Gimnasia La Plata vs Aldosivi8:30pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Atlético Tucumán vs Barracas Central8:30pmParamount+
Liga MX: Querétaro vs América10:05pmUniverso
WNBATIME ETTV
TBA7:00pmESPN2
TBA9:00pmESPN2