****INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 3 SCHEDULE****
ALEXANDRIA (2-0) AT BLACKFORD (0-2)
ATTICA (0-2) AT SEEGER (1-1)
AVON (0-2) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (2-0)
BATESVILLE (2-0) AT SOUTH DEARBORN (1-1)
BLOOMINGTON NORTH (2-0) AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (0-2)
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (2-0) AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH (0-2)
BREBEUF JESUIT (1-1) AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN (1-1)
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (2-0) AT EASTERN (PEKIN) (1-1)
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (1-1) AT TRI (1-1)
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (1-1) AT FORT WAYNE SOUTH (0-2)
CASTLE (1-1) AT EVANSVILLE BOSSE (1-1)
CASTON (0-2) AT TRITON (1-1)
CENTRAL NOBLE (0-2) AT FAIRFIELD (1-1)
CHESTERTON (0-2) AT MICHIGAN CITY (1-1)
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (1-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (0-2)
CHURUBUSCO (0-2) AT GARRETT (0-2)
CINCINNATI MOELLER (OHIO) AT EAST CENTRAL (2-0)
CLARKSVILLE (0-2) AT CHARLESTOWN (1-1)
CLINTON PRAIRIE (2-0) AT CLINTON CENTRAL (0-1)
CLOVERDALE (1-1) AT BROWN COUNTY (0-2)
COLUMBIA CITY (2-0) AT BELLMONT (0-2)
COLUMBUS EAST (0-2) AT SEYMOUR (1-1)
CORYDON CENTRAL (0-2) AT NORTH HARRISON (2-0)
COVENANT CHRISTIAN (1-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (2-0)
CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-2) AT PERRY CENTRAL (0-2)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (0-2) AT WESTERN BOONE (2-0)
DECATUR CENTRAL (2-0) AT WHITELAND (1-1)
DEKALB (2-0) AT NEW HAVEN (2-0)
DELTA (2-0) AT SHELBYVILLE (2-0)
DETROIT KING (MICH.) AT CARMEL (1-1)
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (0-2) AT CALUMET (0-2)
EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (1-1) AT DELPHI (0-2)
EASTERN GREENE (0-2) AT NORTH DAVIESS (2-0)
EASTERN HANCOCK (2-0) AT CENTERVILLE (2-0)
EDGEWOOD (1-1) AT CASCADE (1-1)
EDINBURGH (0-2) AT SOUTH DECATUR (1-1)
EVANSVILLE HARRISON (0-2) AT EVANSVILLE NORTH (1-1)
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (2-0) AT EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-2)
EVANSVILLE REITZ (2-0) AT JASPER (1-1)
FISHERS (2-0) AT NOBLESVILLE (2-0)
FOREST PARK (2-0) AT TELL CITY (1-1)
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK (0-2) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (2-0)
FORT WAYNE LUERS (0-2) AT FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (0-2)
FORT WAYNE NORTH (0-2) AT FORT WAYNE DWENGER (0-2)
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (2-0) AT FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (0-2)
FRANKLIN (1-1) AT PERRY MERIDIAN (1-1)
FRANKLIN CENTRAL (2-0) AT BROWNSBURG (2-0)
FRANKTON (1-1) AT ELWOOD (0-2)
FREMONT (1-1) AT NORTH CENTRAL (OHIO)
GARY WEST (1-1) AT BOONE GROVE (1-1)
GREENSBURG (0-2) AT CONNERSVILLE (1-1)
GREENWOOD (2-0) AT MARTINSVILLE (1-1)
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (0-2) AT WES-DEL (0-2)
GRIFFITH (0-2) AT HAMMOND CENTRAL (2-0)
GUERIN CATHOLIC (2-0) AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (2-0)
HAGERSTOWN (1-1) AT UNION CITY (0-2)
HAMMOND MORTON (1-1) AT ELKHART (0-2)
HAMMOND NOLL (1-1) AT WHITING (1-1)
HANOVER CENTRAL (2-0) AT HIGHLAND (2-0)
HERITAGE HILLS (2-0) AT BOONVILLE (1-1)
HOMESTEAD (0-2) AT FORT WAYNE WAYNE (2-0)
HUNTINGTON NORTH (0-2) AT EAST NOBLE (1-1)
INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (0-2) AT PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (1-1)
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (1-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (2-0)
INDIANAPOLIS TECH (0-2) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (0-2)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (1-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (1-1)
JAY COUNTY (2-0) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (1-1)
JEFFERSONVILLE (0-2) AT BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (0-2)
JOHN GLENN (1-1) AT ANGOLA (0-2)
KANKAKEE VALLEY (1-1) AT ANDREAN (0-2)
KNOX (2-0) AT CULVER (0-2)
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (1-1) AT HAMILTON HEIGHTS (2-0)
LAKELAND (2-0) AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (0-2)
LAWRENCE CENTRAL (1-1) VS. LAWRENCE NORTH (2-0)
LAWRENCEBURG (1-1) AT MILAN (1-1)
LEBANON (0-2) AT DANVILLE (1-1)
LEO (1-1) AT NORWELL (0-2)
LEWIS CASS (1-1) AT PERU (2-0)
LINTON-STOCKTON (2-0) AT MONROVIA (2-0)
LOGANSPORT (0-2) AT KOKOMO (2-0)
LOUISVILLE TRINITY (KY.) AT CENTER GROVE (1-1)
LOWELL (1-1) AT NEW PRAIRIE (1-1)
MACONAQUAH (1-1) AT NORTHFIELD (0-2)
MADISON-GRANT (2-0) AT MISSISSINEWA (2-0)
MARION (1-1) AT HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (1-1)
MCCUTCHEON (0-2) AT MUNCIE CENTRAL (0-2)
MERRILLVILLE (2-0) AT CROWN POINT (2-0)
MISHAWAKA (1-1) AT NORTHRIDGE (2-0)
MONROE CENTRAL (1-1) AT NORTH DECATUR (1-1)
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (1-1) AT GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (2-0)
MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (1-1) AT PIKE CENTRAL (1-1)
MUNSTER (1-1) AT HOBART (1-1)
NEW CASTLE (1-1) AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS (2-0)
NOBLESVILLE HOMESCHOOL AT FRONTIER (0-2)
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (0-2) AT IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY (0-2)
NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-2) AT WARREN CENTRAL (0-2)
NORTH JUDSON (2-0) AT CULVER ACADEMY (1-1)
NORTH NEWTON (0-2) AT LAKE STATION (0-2)
NORTHVIEW (2-0) AT SULLIVAN (1-0)
NORTHWESTERN (0-2) AT BENTON CENTRAL (1-1)
NORTHWOOD (2-0) AT CONCORD (2-0)
OAK HILL (2-0) AT EASTBROOK (2-0)
OSCEOLA GRACE AT JIMTOWN (0-2)
OWEN VALLEY (1-1) AT INDIAN CREEK (0-2)
PARK TUDOR (1-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (2-0)
PENN (2-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (1-1)
PIKE (0-2) AT BEN DAVIS (2-0)
PIONEER (2-0) AT LAVILLE (2-0)
PLAINFIELD (2-0) AT MOORESVILLE (1-1)
PORTAGE (0-2) AT LAKE CENTRAL (1-1)
PRINCETON (0-2) AT GIBSON SOUTHERN (1-1)
PROVIDENCE (2-0) AT MADISON (0-2)
RENSSELAER CENTRAL (2-0) AT WESTERN (0-2)
RICHMOND (0-2) AT ANDERSON (0-2)
RIVER FOREST (2-0) AT WHEELER (0-2)
RIVERTON PARKE (1-1) AT FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (1-1)
ROCHESTER (1-1) AT WHITKO (1-1)
RUSHVILLE (0-2) AT FRANKLIN COUNTY (1-1)
SCOTTSBURG (1-1) AT SALEM (0-2)
SHENANDOAH (1-1) AT LAPEL (0-2)
SHERIDAN (1-1) AT TRI-CENTRAL (1-1)
SILVER CREEK (1-1) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (1-1)
SOUTH ADAMS (2-0) AT BLUFFTON (2-0)
SOUTH BEND CLAY (0-2) AT CHICAGO CHRISTIAN (ILL.)
SOUTH BEND RILEY (2-0) AT SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-1)
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (0-2) AT SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (1-1)
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (1-1) AT BREMEN (1-1)
SOUTH NEWTON (1-1) AT FISHER (ILL.)
SOUTH PUTNAM (2-0) AT NORTH PUTNAM (0-2)
SOUTH SPENCER (1-1) AT NORTH POSEY (2-0)
SOUTHMONT (2-0) AT NORTH MONTGOMERY (1-1)
SOUTHPORT (0-2) AT COLUMBUS NORTH (1-1)
SOUTHWOOD (0-2) AT NORTH MIAMI (0-2)
SPEEDWAY (1-1) AT BEECH GROVE (0-2)
SPRINGS VALLEY (2-0) AT PAOLI (1-1)
TAYLOR (1-1) AT CARROLL (FLORA) (2-0)
TECUMSEH (0-2) AT SOUTHRIDGE (1-1)
TRIMBLE COUNTY (KY.) AT SWITZERLAND COUNTY (2-0)
TRITON CENTRAL (2-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (2-0)
TRI-WEST (1-1) AT FRANKFORT (1-1)
TWIN LAKES (2-0) AT TIPPECANOE VALLEY (2-0)
UNION COUNTY (0-2) AT KNIGHTSTOWN (0-2)
VALPARAISO (1-1) AT LAPORTE (1-1)
VINCENNES LINCOLN (1-1) AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (1-1)
WABASH (0-2) AT MANCHESTER (1-1)
WARSAW (2-0) AT PLYMOUTH (1-1)
WASHINGTON (1-1) AT NORTH KNOX (1-1)
WAWASEE (0-2) AT GOSHEN (0-2)
WEST CENTRAL (2-0) AT TRI-COUNTY (1-1)
WEST LAFAYETTE (1-1) AT TIPTON (1-1)
WEST NOBLE (2-0) AT EASTSIDE (1-1)
WEST VIGO (0-2) AT GREENCASTLE (0-2)
WEST WASHINGTON (2-0) AT MITCHELL (0-2)
WESTFIELD (2-0) AT ZIONSVILLE (2-0)
WINAMAC (0-2) AT NORTH WHITE (2-0)
WINCHESTER (2-0) AT NORTHEASTERN (2-0)
WOODLAN (1-1) AT HERITAGE (2-0)
YORKTOWN (2-0) AT NEW PALESTINE (0-2)
INDIANA SRN “POWER POLL” WEEK 3
- CENTER GROVE
- BEN DAVIS
- LAWRENCE CENTRAL
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- CROWN POINT
- FW SNIDER
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- DECATUR CENTRAL
- MICHIGAN CITY
- EAST CENTRAL
- EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
- EVANSVILLE REITZ
- NEW PALESTINE
- EAST NOBLE
- MT. VERNON
- BISHOP CHATARD
- HERITAGE HILLS
- GIBSON SOUTHERN
- GUERIN CATHOLIC
- WEST LAFAYETTE
- VINCENNES LINCOLN
- OAK HILL
- TRITON CENTRAL
- EASTERN HANCOCK
- BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL
- HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
- INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN
- ADAMS CENTRAL
- SOUTH PUTNAM
- CARROLL FLORA
- NORHT JUDSON
- SOUTH ADAMS
- PARK TUDOR
- MADISON GRANT
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
HOUSTON 17 NEW ORLEANS 13
*****WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE*****
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
****MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL****
NY METS 3 LA ANGELS 2
COLORADO 4 BALTIMORE 3
LA DODGERS 7 BOSTON 4
CLEVELAND 10 TORONTO 7 (11)
HOUSTON 17 DETROIT 4
TAMPA BAY 7 NY YANKEES 4
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 6 OAKLAND 1
MINNESOTA 7 TEXAS 6 (13)
SEATTLE 3 KANSAS CITY 2
PHILADELPHIA 3 ST. LOUIS 0
CHICAGO CUBS 10 PITTSBURGH 1
MIAMI 2 WASHINGTON 1
MILWAUKEE 10 SAN DIEGO 6
ARIZONA 5 CINCINNATI 2
SAN FRANCISCO 8 ATLANTA 5
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
PLAYER NEWS: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/news.asp
****MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL****
INDIANAPOLIS 2 IOWA 1
GREAT LAKES 6 FT. WAYNE 1
CEDAR RAPIDS 7 SOUTH BEND
CONNECTICUT 83 LOS ANGELES 68
INDIANA 83 ATLANTA 80
DALLAS 77 PHOENIX 74
CHICAGO 90 SEATTLE 85
****MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER****
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
*****COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*****
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WAKE FOREST VS. ELON | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UCF VS. KENT STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
GEORGIA STATE VS. RHODE ISLAND | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN VS. NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA | 8 P.M. | FOX
MISSOURI VS. SOUTH DAKOTA | 8 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UTAH VS. FLORIDA | 8 P.M. | ESPN
TULSA VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UAB VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE VS. SOUTHERN UTAH | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. HOWARD | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | FS1
MIAMI (FLA.) VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH VS. LOUISVILLE (MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
KANSAS VS. MISSOURI STATE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
HAWAI’I VS. STANFORD | 11 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
KENTUCKY VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LIBERTY VS. BOWLING GREEN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU VS. LOUISIANA TECH | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
TENNESSEE VS. VIRGINIA (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) | 12 P.M. | ABC
TCU VS. COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA VS. ARKANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. MERCER | 2 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
IOWA STATE VS. UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TEMPLE VS. AKRON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO VS. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AIR FORCE VS. ROBERT MORRIS | 2 P.M. | ALTITUDE SPORTS
OREGON VS. PORTLAND STATE | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
AUBURN VS. UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
WASHINGTON VS. BOISE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NOTRE DAME VS. TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT VS. WOFFORD | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CINCINNATI VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS VS. RICE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. GARDNER-WEBB | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. WESTERN CAROLINA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS VS. CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE VS. COLGATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
GEORGIA VS. UT MARTIN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. MONMOUTH | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. THE CITADEL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON VS. BUCKNELL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL VS. ALBANY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. MAINE | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. NEVADA | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TEXAS A&M VS. NEW MEXICO | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UL MONROE VS. ARMY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
VANDERBILT VS. ALABAMA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
COLORADO STATE VS. WASHINGTON STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON VS. UTSA | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS STATE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OKLAHOMA STATE VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. NORTH CAROLINA (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
WYOMING VS. TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
LOUISIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH VS. OLD DOMINION | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TULANE VS. SOUTH ALABAMA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
UTEP VS. UIW | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BYU VS. SAM HOUSTON | 10:15 P.M. | FS1
UCLA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. IDAHO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | CBS
SAN JOSE STATE VS. OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
FLORIDA STATE VS. LSU (ORLANDO, FLORIDA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
MONDAY, SEPT. 4
DUKE VS. CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ESPN
Major League Baseball
BOSTON RED SOX — Placed LHP Brennan Bernardino on the COVID-19 IL. Recalled LHP Chris Murphy from Worcester (IL).
HOUSTON ASTROS — Reinstated RHP Phil Maton from the 15-day IL. Optioned RHP Ronel Blanco to Sugar Land (PCL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed RHP Erik Swanson on the 15-day IL. Recalled RHP Jay Jackson from Buffalo (IL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Selected the contract of RHP Ryan Thompson from Reno (PCL). Designated RHP Nabil Crismatt for assignment.
CINCINNATI REDS — Optioned RHP Brett Kennedy to Louisville (IL). Recalled RHP Daniel Duarte from Louisville.
COLORADO ROCKIES — Selected the contract of INF/OF Hunter Goodman from Albuquerque (PCL). Reinstated RHP Matt Carasiti from the 15-day IL. Released 3B Jackson Profar.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Recalled RHP Gavin Stone. Optioned LHP Bryan Hudson. Claimed RHP Tyson Miller from the New York Mets. Placed RHP Tony Gonsolin on the 60-day IL.
NEW YORK METS — Reinstated SS Mark Vientos from the 10-day IL. Designated CF Abraham Almonte and LHP Adam Kolarek for assignment. Recalled RHP Jeff Brigham from Syracuse.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Recalled RHP Cody Bolton from Indianapolis (IL). Optioned RHP Osvaldo Bido to Indianapolis.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Placed RHP Guillermo Zuniga on the 15-day IL, retroactive to August 25. Recalled RHP James Naile from Memphis (IL).
National Football League
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Received RB Pierre Strong Jr. from New England in exchange for T Tyrone Wheatley Jr. Placed WR Jakeem Grant Sr. on injured reserve. Waived CBs Caleb Biggers and Gavin Heslop, LB Cam Bright, TEs Miller Forristall and Thomas Greaney, T Derrick Kellly II, S Nate Meadors and WRs Anthony Schwartz and Jalen Wayne.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Waived WRs Tyler Adams and Kody Case, G Emil Ekiyor, Tes Nick Eubanks and Michael Jacobson, K Lucas Havrisik and T Matthew Vanderslice. Released RB Kenyan Drake and DB Teez Tabor.
MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed DT Zach Sieler to a contract extension through 2026.
NEW YORK GIANTS — Waived DT Kevin Atkins, DB Darren Evans, NT Donovan Jeter, WR Collin Johnson and RB James Robinson. Released DT Tashawn Bower, DT Brandin Bryant, Ts Korey Cunningham and Julien Davenport and WR Jaydon Mickens. Placed WR Bryce Ford-Wheaton on injured reserve.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Released DE Quinton Bell, QB Ian Book, RB Kennedy Brooks, DTs Robert Cooper and Marvin Wilson, WRs Jadon Haslewood, Johnny King and Freddie Swain, TE/QB Tyree Jackson, LBs Tyreek Maddox-Williams and Caleb Saunders, OL Tyrese Robinson and NT/DT Olive Sagapolu.
TENNESSEE TITANS — Waived K Michael Badgley, DB Alonzo Davis, WR Gavin Holmes, T Zack Johnson, C Jimmy Murray and TE Justin Rigg.
TOP NATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES/PRESS RELEASES
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
WALKER’S SACRIFICE FLY IN THE 8TH INNING LEADS DIAMONDBACKS TO A 5-2 WIN OVER THE REDS
PHOENIX (AP) Christian Walker hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded that scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on Sunday.
The Diamondbacks took three of four games against the Reds and held on to the National League’s last wild-card spot. Arizona leads Cincinnati by 1 1/2 games.
The Reds fell to 9-15 in August, while the Diamondbacks, who began the month with nine straight losses, are 12-12.
“That was a good bounce-back win,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said, referring to the Reds’ 8-7 win in 11 innings on Saturday. “Yesterday’s frustration didn’t linger through the entire game. The Reds and us are fighting for the same thing, and there’s no letdown by either team.”
Corbin Carroll walked to lead off the eighth and stole second for his 40th steal of the season. Ketel Marte also walked and Lucas Sims relieved Ian Gibaut (8-3). Sims walked Tommy Pham to load the bases. Walker followed with a deep fly to center that scored Carroll and moved Marte to third.
Pham then stole second and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. walked to again load the bases before Evan Longoria lofted a sac fly to left that scored Marte. Alek Thomas added an RBI single – the only Arizona hit of the inning – to make it 5-2.
Carroll became the second Arizona player (Eric Byrnes in 2007) and just the fourth MLB rookie with at least 20 homers and 40 steals. The others are Tommie Agee (1966, White Sox), Mitchell Page (1977, A’s) and Mike Trout (2012, Angels). Carroll has 22 home runs this season.
Gurriel hit his 20th homer of the season leading off the seventh to tie the game at 2.
Arizona’s Scott McGough (2-7) pitched 1 2/3 innings, striking out three. Ryan Thompson, called up from Triple-A on Sunday, and earned his first save.
Slade Cecconi pitched 5 2/3 innings for Arizona, giving up three hits and one run. He struck out five and walked none. Cecconi retired 15 in a row after giving up a leadoff hit to TJ Friedl. One of the outs came on a strikeout of Nick Martini to end a 14-pitch at-bat.
“That was the longest at-bat I’ve had in my career,” Cecconi said. “Hats off to Martini. Finally got him on a fastball and I was pretty pumped.”
“If Slade doesn’t go out there and execute and get us into the sixth inning, we wouldn’t have been in this position,” Lovullo said, referencing his thin bullpen following the 11-inning game Saturday.
Reds starter Graham Ashcraft left after 6 2/3 innings, following his only walk of the game. He gave up seven hits and two runs while striking out five.
“Graham was outstanding, one of his best starts of the year,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Really good slider and cutter. Our bullpen has pitched a lot.”
Carroll drove one off the center-field wall with two out in the fifth, but settled for a triple as he was out trying for an inside-the-park homer. The relay throw from Reds shortstop Elly De La Cruz was clocked at 99.7 mph.
“There were some really talented young players on this field today, and you saw one of them unleash a perfect throw,” Lovullo said. “It was a lot of fun to watch as a baseball fan, but I quickly became (upset) that we didn’t score the run. But I appreciate good baseball.”
Reds: Recalled RHP Daniel Duarte from Louisville and sent RHP Brett Kennedy to the Triple-A team. It’s the fifth time Duarte (3.86 ERA in 18 2/3 IP) has been called up this season.
Diamondbacks: To make room for Thompson, RHP Nabil Crismatt, who pitched two innings on Saturday in his first game for Arizona, was designated for assignment.
Reds: Begin a series in San Francisco. LHP Andrew Abbott (8-3, 3.16) gets the Monday start for Cincinnati.
Diamondbacks: Travel to Los Angeles to open a series with the Dodgers on Monday. RHP Zac Gallen (14-5, 3.11) starts for Arizona.
CODY BELLINGER COLLECTS 5 MORE RBIS AS CHICAGO CUBS POUND PITTSBURGH PIRATES 10-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) Cody Bellinger had three hits and five RBIs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-1 on Sunday.
Nico Hoerner had three hits and scored three times, helping Chicago close out a 5-2 road trip. Jeimer Candelario homered and drove in three runs.
The Cubs (69-61) took three of four in Pittsburgh. Next up is a big three-game series against NL Central-leading Milwaukee beginning on Monday night at Wrigley Field.
“It’s definitely going to be a fun series,” Bellinger said. “Wrigley will be rockin’ and we’re going to continue playing our game. That’s the goal.”
Bellinger singled in Hoerner in the first inning. He doubled home two more runs in the fifth, giving Chicago a 5-1 lead. The 2019 NL MVP added another two-run double in the ninth and scored the Cubs’ final run on Yan Gomes’ groundout.
Bellinger has 16 RBIs in his last nine games and a MLB-best 53 RBIs since July 1. He has reached safely in 34 of his last 38 games.
“He’s a threat that can hit for power, but with two strikes, he’s willing to just try to touch the baseball,” manager David Ross said. “It’s one of the more impressive things I’ve been able to witness in a long time, just somebody with that kind of hand-eye coordination for those balls to go the other way and find holes.”
Joshua Palacios had two of Pittsburgh’s four hits. Bailey Falter (1-8) was tagged for six runs and seven hits in 4 2/3 innings.
The Pirates have lost nine of 10 against the Cubs this year.
“We just didn’t play well,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “We didn’t do a lot of things well and sometimes you’re going to have games like that. We have to flush it and move on to Kansas City.”
Candelario put Chicago ahead to stay with his 19th homer, a tiebreaking two-run shot in the fourth. He also drove in a run with a fielder’s choice in the eighth.
Cubs right-hander Javier Assad (3-2) struck out seven in seven innings. He surrendered three hits and walked two.
Seiya Suzuki had two hits and scored two runs for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to a career-best 10 games.
“It’s been fun to watch,” Bellinger said. “He looks like he’s enjoying himself. It definitely makes our team a whole lot better and a whole lot deeper.”
The Pirates recalled right-hander Cody Bolton from Triple-A Indianapolis. Right-hander Osvaldo Bido was optioned to Triple-A. Bolton allowed one hit in 2 1/3 scoreless innings in the loss.
Cubs: RHP Jameson Taillon (7-8, 5.60 ERA) is scheduled to start Monday against LHP Wade Miley (6-3, 3.18 ERA) and Milwaukee.
Pirates: RHP Johan Oviedo (7-13, 4.46) starts for Pittsburgh in Monday’s series opener at Kansas City.
MIKE CLEVINGER STRIKES OUT 10 AS CHICAGO WHITE SOX BEAT OAKLAND ATHLETICS 6-1
CHICAGO (AP) Mike Clevinger struck out 10 in seven sparkling innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 6-1 on Sunday for a split of the four-game series between two of the worst teams in the majors.
Yoán Moncada went 4 for 4 for Chicago, and Tim Anderson, Andrew Benintendi and Andrew Vaughn each had two hits. The White Sox improved to 9-15 in August.
Clevinger, Lane Ramsey and Tanner Banks held Oakland to two hits. Esteury Ruiz led off the sixth with a single to left for the Athletics’ only hit off Clevinger.
“That was a really good outing by Clev,” Chicago manager Pedro Grifol said. “That’s the guy I’ve seen for years, even back when he was in Cleveland.”
Moncada doubled twice and drove in two runs as the While Sox (52-79) ended a difficult homestand on a high note.
Chicago fired executive vice president Ken Williams and general manager Rick Hahn on Tuesday, and two women were injured Friday in a shooting during the Athletics’ 12-4 victory at Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox said they were unsure if a gun was fired from inside or outside the ballpark.
Clevinger (6-6) walked two in his 13th career double-digit strikeout performance. He is 3-2 with a 2.31 ERA in six starts since he was activated from the injured list July 29 after being sidelined by right biceps inflammation.
Clevinger said he worked on his mechanics while he was sidelined.
“It was really getting my sweeper back, stopped getting toe-heavy, just really getting more direct to the plate, stuff I was kind of honing in on in spring training,” he said. “I kind of had it and lost it a little bit. Recalibrated and got it back.”
After his base hit, Ruiz swiped second and third to give him 51 stolen bases, second in the majors, before scoring on Zack Gelof’s sacrifice fly.
The major league-worst Athletics (38-93) rank last in the majors in hits, runs and batting average.
Paul Blackburn (3-4) allowed four runs in six innings for the A’s, who had won four of six.
Anderson doubled and scored on Vaughn’s single for a 1-0 lead in the first.
Chicago extended its lead to 3-0 in the third. Benintendi singled and scored on third baseman Jordan Diaz’s throwing error on a Vaughn single. Vaughn scored on a wild pitch.
“Paul threw the ball really well, much better than the line shows,” Oakland manager Mark Kotsay. “The Diaz play, I think they gave that a hit and an error, which ultimately he’s out by 10 feet if we make a good throw. We got to play better defense. We talk about it a lot. This is one of our worst defensive games in the last month or two at least.”
Moncada doubled, advanced on an error and scored on Gavin Sheets’ single in the sixth. Moncada added a two-run double in the seventh.
“I was feeling very good before spring training and the World Baseball Classic, and then all that happened was a really rough patch,” Moncada said about his health after his back injuries. “Yeah, you think about that. But hopefully that’s in the past and hopefully it stays that way, and I know that I have to keep working on my strength.”
Kotsay and right fielder Seth Brown were ejected after Brown struck out in the sixth.
White Sox: Grifol said injuries have affected the mechanics of SS Anderson and 3B Moncada this season. Anderson (sprained left knee) was on the injured list April 11-May 2. Moncada was out April 11-May 12 (lower back soreness) and June 14-July 25 (lower back inflammation). “With Tim, it was that stride and that landing and that turn and then he had to wear a brace,” Grifol said. …OF Luis Robert Jr. had the day off.
Athletics: Oakland had yet to announce its starter for Monday’s game at Seattle. RHP Bryan Woo (1-3, 4.58 ERA) is scheduled to pitch for the Mariners.
White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech (5-11, 4.95 ERA) will start Monday at Baltimore. RHP Grayson Rodriguez (3-3, 5.38 ERA) is expected to pitch for the Orioles.
CONTRERAS, FRELICK HELP BREWERS BEAT PADRES 10-6 FOR 8TH STRAIGHT VICTORY
MILWAUKEE (AP) Scoring isn’t a problem for the Milwaukee Brewers anymore.
William Contreras homered and doubled, Sal Frelick drove in three runs and the Milwaukee Brewers capitalized on San Diego’s control problems to beat the Padres 10-6 on Sunday for their eighth consecutive victory.
The Brewers have scored at least five runs in each game during this win streak and had at least six runs in all but one of them. They had scored as many as five runs just 53 times in their first 122 games.
“We just have good at bats,” said Mark Canha, who had two hits during the Brewers’ seven-run rally in the sixth inning. “We’re doing a little bit of everything. We’re walking. We’re hitting for power. We’re just getting on base and also cashing in runs with runners in scoring position. We’re just kind of ‘offense-ing.’ “
Milwaukee’s seven-run sixth inning matched its most productive inning this season and helped the Brewers erase an early 4-1 deficit. The Brewers drew five walks during that rally, including one to Carlos Santana that forced home the go-ahead run.
The Brewers also had seven-run innings April 3 against the New York Mets and May 14 against Kansas City.
San Diego answered with two runs in the seventh and had the tying run at the plate with no outs before Hoby Milner protected the 9-6 advantage by retiring Juan Soto, Manny Machado and Xander Bogaerts in order.
The Padres went 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position.
“There were a lot of things that were kind of a microcosm of what’s been going on this year,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said. “The runners in scoring position. Not being able to hold a lead. Just a lot of things that added up today that we’ve seen a little bit before.”
Milwaukee completed a three-game sweep of the Padres and extended its longest winning streak of the year. The Brewers have swept three straight series of at least two games for the first time since April 2014.
The Brewers lead the NL Central by four games over the Chicago Cubs heading into a three-game series beginning Monday at Wrigley Field.
“It’s going to be a fun series,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “That’s how I look at it. As you get down to the end, the series all become more fun because they all become a little more important.”
The Brewers, who drew a season-high nine walks Sunday, continue to capitalize on big innings. They scored five runs in the third inning of a 7-3 victory Friday and five more in the fifth inning of a 5-4 triumph Saturday.
“We have been kind of feeding on each other a lot,” Canha said. “I notice when we get a leadoff guy on, usually that next guy gets on. It kind of snowballs like that.”
Milwaukee overcame an injury to starter Adrian Houser, who gave up four runs in two innings before departing with what the team called minor right forearm tightness.
Houser allowed a two-run homer to Gary Sánchez and a solo shot to Matthew Batten in the second,
“It’s not in the ligament, the UCL area, so from that perspective (it’s) less concerning,” Counsell said. “But he did have elbow stiffness, and that for a pitcher, we’ve got to take you out of the game when that’s going on. I think tomorrow’s a big day for him. See how he feels coming into tomorrow. We’re at the risk of certainly missing a start.”
Bryse Wilson (6-0) pitched four shutout innings, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out four.
Milwaukee trailed 4-2 with one out in the sixth when Canha singled and Brice Turang walked against Michael Wacha. Steven Wilson (1-2) loaded the bases with a walk to Andruw Monasterio and allowed a tying, two-run double to pinch-hitter Rowdy Tellez.
Wilson intentionally walked Christian Yelich and retired Contreras before walking Santana, bringing home Monasterio. Frelick greeted Nick Martinez with a two-run double and Canha capped the rally with a two-run single.
The Padres mounted a comeback of their own in the seventh without the benefit of a hit. Abner Uribe threw a pair of run-scoring wild pitches before Milner stranded his inherited runners.
After pitching three innings in a rehabilitation assignment with Class A Wisconsin, RHP Julio Teheran (hip) is expected to pitch Wednesday for Triple-A Nashville.
Padres: Open a three-game series at St. Louis on Monday. LHP Blake Snell (10-9, 2.73 ERA) pitches for the Padres and RHP Adam Wainwright (3-9, 8.61) starts for the Cardinals.
Brewers: LHP Wade Miley (6-3, 3.18) starts for the Brewers and RHP Jameson Taillon (7-8, 5.60) pitches for the Cubs on Monday.
RANGERS DROP FROM AL WEST LEAD AS TWINS WIN 7-6 IN 13 INNINGS, OVERCOMING 5-RUN DEFICIT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jonathan Hernández walked three batters in the 13th inning, among a season-high 10 walks by Texas pitchers, and the Rangers dropped out of first place in the AL West for the first time since early April with a 7-6 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Texas wasted a 5-0 lead built with Jonah Heim’s grand slam and J.P. Martinez solo homer, and Royce Lewis started Minnesota’s comeback with a sixth-inning slam.
The Rangers had held a share of first place in every day of the season except when they fell one game behind the Los Angeles Angels on April 8. Texas (73-57) has lost nine of its last 10 games, falling behind Seattle (74-56).
“We’ve got a lot of baseball to play this last month. Whoever plays the best baseball will be playing at the end. That’s the way I look at it,” Marcus Semien said.
Minnesota overcame a 5-4 deficit in the ninth when Aroldis Chapman walked Michael A. Taylor with one out, and Taylor advanced on a disengagement violation. Donovan Solano followed with an RBI single, Chapman’s fifth blown save in eight chances.
Corey Seager hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th but Jorge Polanco hit into a run-scoring forceout in the bottom half.
With Carlos Correa on second as the automatic runner, Hernández (1-2) walked Joey Gallo on four pitches, Matt Wallner on a full count and Taylor on four pitches. The Twins won on a walk-off walk for the first time in exactly a year, since last Aug. 27 against San Francisco.
Hernández threw just eight of 23 pitches for strikes.
“During this little tough streak, there’s been a lot of walks involved. Unfortunately, they come back to get us and then we had the violation and that hurt too,” Texas manager Bruce Bochy said.
Dylan Floro (5-6) got three straight outs after a leadoff walk in the 13th.
Lewis’s slam off Chris Stratton started the comeback for AL Central leader Minnesota, which took three of four in the series and has a six-game lead over second-place Cleveland. Lewis’ only previous slam was May 13 last year.
“I had chills after the game. I was so impressed with our group,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Texas starter Jordan Montgomery pitched five shutout innings, then left with the bases loaded.
Heim was hitless in 13 at-bats before his fourth-inning homer against Bailey Ober landed in the flower pots above the right-field wall. His other slam was against the Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani on April 14 last year.
Martinez hit his first big league homer for Texas in the second.
Correa grounded into his major league-high 26th double play.
KEUCHEL OUT OF THE ’PEN
Dallas Keuchel allowed five hits in five scoreless innings for Minnesota, his 12th relief appearance and first since Oct. 2, 2021. Signed to a minor-league deal June 22, and activated by the Twins Aug. 3, Keuchel hadn’t pitched since taking a perfect game into the sixth inning Aug. 20.
“It was kind of talked about the last three or four days. There were about three or four different scenarios. I mean, would I like to relieve? Not really. At the same time, I want to win,” he said.
Rangers: RHP Nathan Eovaldi, out since July 27 with a right forearm strain, is expected to throw his next bullpen session Tuesday. Manager Bruce Bochy said Eovaldi felt good in his Thursday bullpen, and his arm feels good since, but with a little tightness in his side they’re going to precautionarily “back off a little bit.”
Twins: Taylor returned after missing two games with a tight hamstring.
Rangers: RHP Jon Gray (8-7, 3.76) starts Monday night’s opener of a three-game series at the New York Mets, who send RHP Tylor Megill (7-7, 5.54) to the mound.
Twins: RHP Kenta Maeda (3-7, 4.22) starts Monday against visiting Cleveland and RHP Xzavion Curry (3-2, 3.51).
LUIS CASTILLO STARS AS MARINERS BEAT ROYALS 3-2 TO GRAB SOLE POSSESSION OF AL WEST LEAD
SEATTLE (AP) Luis Castillo pitched seven shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners grabbed sole possession of first place in the AL West, beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Teoscar Hernández and Julio Rodríguez homered as Seattle won for the 11th time in 12 games. The Mariners also improved to a major league-best 36-14 since July 1 for their best 50-game stretch since they also went 36-14 from April 23-June 18, 2003.
Seattle (74-56) and Texas were tied for the AL West lead coming into the day, but the Rangers lost 7-6 to the Twins. Seattle trailed Texas by 7 1/2 games on Aug. 15.
It’s the latest the Mariners have had sole possession of first in a season since Aug. 24, 2003.
“We have a lot of baseball to go,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “There’s no question about it. But we have played extremely well, really since the first of July. And it’s a testament to our players. They just keep their head down and focus on getting better.”
Castillo (11-7) allowed one hit, struck out six and walked one in his fourth consecutive win. The All-Star right-hander retired his last 13 batters.
“It’s been awesome to watch him go out and do it every fifth day,” Servais said. “And today he was as sharp as he’s been in quite some time. When your starting pitching is that consistent, you’re gonna be in a lot of games.”
Hernández put Seattle in front with his third homer in the past two games, hitting a 433-foot solo shot to center off rookie Alec Marsh (0-7) in the second inning. It was his 22nd homer of the season.
Rodríguez also went deep for the second straight day, lining a two-run shot to left-center in the fifth to make it 3-0. It was his 23rd of the season.
Kansas City’s Nelson Velázquez cut it to 3-2 with a two-run homer off Gabe Speier in the eighth. It was Velázquez’s eighth homer.
The Royals put runners on second and third with two outs in the inning, but Justin Topa struck out Salvador Perez to preserve the one-run lead. Andrés Muñoz struck out the side in the ninth for his 10th save.
“You can feel the positivity and the good vibes here,” Castillo said. “It’s a team that just wants to go out there and win.”
Marsh allowed three runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out nine in his seventh career start.
Kansas City lost for the 10th time in 12 games. Nine of its past 10 losses are by two runs or fewer.
“Super frustrating series,” Royals manager Matt Quatraro said. “Really a frustrating road trip. Played better than what the results ended up.”
Seattle right fielder Dominic Canzone made a full-extension diving catch on a slicing line drive by Maikel Garcia in the sixth.
Seattle’s Ty France was hit by a pitch for a franchise-record 28th time this season when Marsh plunked him with a slider in the second. France also held the previous mark, with 27 hit by pitches in 2021.
Royals: RHP Zack Greinke (1-12, 5.34 ERA) faces Pittsburgh RHP Johan Oviedo (7-13, 4.46 ERA) on Monday to open a three-game series at home.
Mariners: Rookie RHP Bryan Woo (1-3, 4.58 ERA) starts against Oakland on Monday to begin a three-game set at home. The A’s have not announced a starter.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
DOLPHINS EXTEND DT ZACH SIELER THROUGH 2026 SEASON
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins signed defensive tackle Zach Sieler to a contract extension through the 2026 season, they announced Sunday.
Since joining the team off waivers in 2019, Sieler has appeared in 53 games with 33 starts. The 27-year-old has totaled 10 sacks and three forced fumbles for the Dolphins.
Last season, Sieler finished tied for fifth among all NFL defensive tackles with a career-high 70 tackles.
He is dealing with a minor injury that Miami coach Mike McDaniel called “not anything serious.” He missed Saturday’s preseason finale against Jacksonville.
Sieler had been set to become a free agent after this season.
The Dolphins also had been hoping to sign defensive tackle Christian Wilkins to a contract extension. Wilkins is entering the fifth year of his rookie deal and has not participated in team drills or preseason games amid contract negotiations. He will get $10.7 million this season, according to Spotrac.com.
“When Christian tells me he is ready to go, he’ll be ready to go,” McDaniel said last week. “I’m not worried about anything other than the guys on the practice field each and every day. Very hopeful that things work themselves out, but it’s also, I try to stay in my lane with coaching the player.”
49ERS REACH INJURY SETTLEMENT WITH DE TACO CHARLTON
The San Francisco 49ers reached an injury settlement with Taco Charlton and released the veteran defensive end Sunday.
Charlton, 28, was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 19 with a suspected hamstring injury, putting an end to his season. That move removed Charlton from the 90-man roster limit.
The former first-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys (28th overall in 2017) joined the 49ers on Aug. 1 after playing five games for the Chicago Bears in 2022.
Charlton’s best season came in 2019 in Miami, when he totaled five sacks and two forced fumbles over 10 games for the Dolphins. After that, he spent one season apiece playing with the Kansas City Chiefs (2020) and Pittsburgh Steelers (2021).
He has amassed 11.5 sacks, 95 tackles and four forced fumbles over six NFL seasons.
REPORT: BROWNS WR JAKEEM GRANT (KNEE) OUT FOR SEASON
Cleveland Browns wide receiver/returner Jakeem Grant will miss the 2023 season with a ruptured patellar tendon, NFL Network reported Sunday.
In more encouraging news in Cleveland, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was activated from the non-football illness list, coach Kevin Stefanski said.
Grant was carted off the field with a knee injury following the opening kickoff of Saturday’s preseason game against the host Kansas City Chiefs. His right leg was placed in an air cast before he was taken off the field.
Grant, 30, had worked his way back to action after sustaining a ruptured Achilles last summer.
He has 100 catches for 1,140 yards and seven touchdowns in 81 career games with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. He also averages 24.5 yards per kick return and 10.3 yards per punt return in his career.
Goodwin was placed on the non-football illness list July 21 due to blood clots discovered in both his lungs and legs. He is now approved to begin practicing.
He had been dealing with slight shortness of breath and leg discomfort before the diagnosis.
Goodwin, 32, spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks and caught 27 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games (two starts).
In nine NFL seasons spent with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16), San Francisco 49ers (2017-19), Bears (2021) and Seahawks, he has 187 career receptions for 3,023 yards and 18 touchdowns.
REPORTS: BROWNS ACQUIRE RB PIERRE STRONG JR. FROM PATRIOTS
The Cleveland Browns acquired running back Pierre Strong Jr. from the New England Patriots in exchange for offensive tackle Tyrone Wheatley Jr., multiple media outlets reported.
Strong, 24, rushed 10 times for 100 yards and a touchdown in 15 games during his rookie season. He also played on special teams for the Patriots, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft out of South Dakota State.
Wheatley, 26, spent last season on the Browns’ practice squad. He is the son of former NFL running back and current Wayne State coach Tyrone Wheatley.
REPORT: GIANTS CUT RB JAMES ROBINSON
The New York Giants released running back James Robinson, NFL Network reported Sunday morning.
The news comes just hours after Robinson ran 10 times for 55 yards in the Giants’ 32-24 preseason loss to the New York Jets on Saturday.
Robinson has been cut twice in two months this offseason. He was dismissed by the New England Patriots in June.
Robinson, 25, was undrafted in 2020 and crashed the starting lineup for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He rushed for 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns that season and caught 49 passes for 344 yards and three scores.
Robinson finished last season with the Jets. He has 32 starts in three seasons with 2,262 rushing yards on 514 attempts (4.4 yards per carry) and 18 touchdowns, plus 91 receptions for 617 yards and five TD grabs.
BEARS WAIVE QB WALKER, CLEARING WAY FOR ROOKIE BAGENT TO BACK UP FIELDS
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears released quarterback P.J. Walker on Sunday, clearing the way for rookie Tyson Bagent to back up Justin Fields.
The Bears agreed to a two-year deal with Walker in March, only to see him struggle in camp. Bagent is now in line for the No. 2 spot, unless the Bears bring in another quarterback, after going undrafted following a record-setting career at Division II Shepherd University.
He set the NCAA’s all-division record with 159 career touchdown passes while finishing with 17,034 yards. In 2021, Bagent won the Harlon Hill Trophy, Division II’s equivalent of the Heisman.
The Bears also waived offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood while waiving offensive lineman Gabe Houy with an injury designation. Houy would revert to injured reserve if he’s not claimed off waivers by Wednesday’s deadline.
STROUD HAS SCORING PASS AS TEXANS BEAT SAINTS 17-13
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Houston rookie C.J. Stroud threw his first touchdown pass as a pro and the Texans defeated New Orleans 17-13 on Sunday night in a preseason finale that was also marked by a couple Jimmy Graham highlights for the Saints.
Graham looked determined not to let his mysterious medical episode and run-in with police last week derail his NFL comeback. The 36-year-old tight end, who signed with New Orleans last month after spending the previous season out of football, caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown.
His catches were reminiscent of the way he played when Drew Brees was his quarterback in New Orleans from 2010 to 2014. He established leverage with his 6-foot-7 frame in tight coverage and came down with contested catches. His score on a 3-yard pass from Jameis Winston came shortly after his 25-yard grab had given New Orleans a first down on the Houston 11.
After his touchdown – which delighted a Superdome crowd longing to see the ever popular Graham score for the Saints again — the former Miami basketball player leapt up toward the goal post as if to dunk the ball over the cross bar. He aborted, however, and avoided a flag by instead firing the ball off the padded wall behind the end zone.
Dunking the ball over the cross bar became a rule violation in 2014, in part because Graham’s former trademark TD celebration forced a delay during a 2013 Thursday night game when he knocked a goal post out of alignment.
Graham sat out New Orleans’ second preseason against the Chargers in Los Angeles last weekend. That game was played two days after the five-time Pro Bowler was arrested by Newport Beach police during what the Saints have described as a “likely seizure” that caused Graham to become disoriented.
Graham was charged with suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and resisting officers, and was released into the Saints’ care at a hospital early on the morning of Aug. 19. He returned to practice on Wednesday.
The Texans opened scoring with Stroud’s 3-yard pass to Nico Collins. The drive began on the New Orleans 43 after a 26-yard punt return by Texans rookie Tank Dell. Dameon Pierce rushed four times for 27 yards during the series.
Veteran running back Mike Boone put Houston in front 17-10 with a spinning, tackle-slipping 11-yard run in the third quarter.
Saints undrafted rookie kicker Blake Grupe, who has been competing for a job with incumbent Wil Lutz, hit field goals from 38 and 50 yards before missing from 60.
New Orleans had two chances to take a late lead. Safety Grayland Arnold thwarted the first when he intercepted rookie QB Jake Haener in the end zone. Cornerback Cameron Dantzler’s diving interception of Haener in the final minute sealed the result.
Guard Jarrett Patterson required attention from medical staff, but walked off on his own, after recovering a fumble caused when Saints defensive tackle Malcolm Roach sacked and stripped QB Davis Mills.
Texans: Open the regular season at Baltimore on Sept. 10.
Saints: Host Tennessee on Sept. 10.
NFL SEASON PREDICTIONS
(1) Philadelphia Eagles (12-5): Their schedule, in what projects as a weakened NFC, suggests that a talent-laden team which started 13-1 last season on its way to Super Bowl 57 – and one led by QB Jalen Hurts, the 2022 MVP runner-up who appears to be the conference’s top quarterback – could bolt to another hot start. Reality signals there will be a few speed bumps for a club breaking in two new coordinators, a half-dozen new starters and which owns – overall, based on the 2022 winning percentages of its opponents (.566) – the league’s toughest docket. Still, the reigning conference champs, given present circumstances, seem to have a favorable path back to a No. 1 playoff seed.
(6) Dallas Cowboys (9-8): Their schedule is nearly as brutal as Philly’s, including road games at San Francisco, Buffalo (in December) and Miami. There are also other red flags. LB Micah Parsons says he’s bulking up from his listed weight of 245 pounds, the presumption being he could spend even more time deployed as a pass rusher – and it takes me back to 2013, when Von Miller bulked up to 270 pounds and had his worst season as a pro. But perhaps most concerning is the assertion from head coach Mike McCarthy, Dallas’ new offensive play caller, that “I want to run the damn ball.” But with sledgehammer RB Ezekiel Elliott no longer on the roster, can McCarthy – never particularly committed to the run when he ran Green Bay’s offense – realistically follow through with scatback Tony Pollard and a cast of unproven backups? “America’s Team” is talented enough for a third straight playoff trip under McCarthy … but hardly looks primed to reach its first NFC title game (or Super Bowl) since the 1995 season.
Washington Commanders (7-10): There’s already a palpable sense of relief from the city and even players like WR Terry McLaurin following the departure of disgraced and disgraceful former owner Dan Snyder. That alone should lift what had become a perpetual cloud over a locker room and staff constantly forced to answer questions about the controversies sparked by Snyder. Between the lines, Washington has gone 22-27-1 in three regular seasons under HC Ron Rivera. With unproven second-year QB Sam Howell projected to start, hard to envision much more than another seven or eight victories … though this team might resemble the 2022 Jets (7-10), an otherwise imposing roster perhaps just a proven quarterback away from immediate contention.
New York Giants (6-11): Despite a feel-good 2022 – when this decidedly average team did enough to qualify for a wild-card berth and win a playoff game before getting thoroughly embarrassed by the Eagles in the divisional round – it was hard to get too enthused about Big Blue with such a daunting schedule ahead, including 2022 playoff teams in five of the first six weeks. Then the good feels were further diluted by the failure to reach a contractual commitment to franchised RB Saquon Barkley, who very much appears to be the offense’s linchpin after accounting for nearly 30% of its yardage last season. Seems another team may have to carry the Big Apple’s hopes in 2023. (EDITOR’S NOTE:Barkley agreed Tuesday with the Giants on a one-year deal.)
(3) Detroit Lions (11-6): Only a tiebreaker (a Week 4 loss to Seattle) kept them out of the playoffs last season, when the Lions won eight of their final 10 games. To take the next step forward, Detroit will need to avoid another slow start under third-year HC Dan Campbell – a task obviously made more challenging with an opening-night date at Kansas City. But the guess here is that a revamped secondary – part of a defense that ranked last overall in 2022 – an imposing offensive line, first-round RB Jahmyr Gibbs and a boost from second-year WR Jameson Williams (after his six-game gambling suspension ends) will give this club its first division title since 1993.
Chicago Bears (7-10): GM Ryan Poles seemed to improve this roster by a few increments after some substantial free agent investments and by offloading the No. 1 pick of the draft in a transaction that could really pay off in 2024. WR DJ Moore should immediately elevate the league’s worst passing offense, while LBs Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards ought to stabilize a defense that surrendered the league’s most points in 2022. But the real lift needs to come from third-year QB Justin Fields, who’s vowed to become the Bears’ first 4,000-yard passer this year … which means he might well become the first NFL player to rush for 1,000 yards while throwing for 4,000. Feels like at least a four-game improvement in the win column.
Green Bay Packers (7-10): Coming off an 8-9 season with departed legend Aaron Rodgers, all eyes are on new QB1 Jordan Love, who has one unremarkable start in four NFL seasons. He’ll face the unavoidable pressure of extending a three-decade heritage of quarterbacking excellence behind Rodgers and his predecessor, Brett Favre. Both had strong maiden seasons as the starter, though neither took the Pack to the playoffs. Remains to be seen how much leeway Love gets at a time when young passers don’t tend to get a lot of slack. It would help if Green Bay proves it’s a much better running and defensive team than was displayed in 2022. Might not help that Love and Co. will only play at Lambeau Field three times prior to November.
Minnesota Vikings (7-10): They won the division last year with a glittering 13-4 record, however a regression to the mean appears especially inevitable for a crew that was somehow outscored overall during the 2022 season – its average margin of defeat 22.3 points. Since then, RB Dalvin Cook, WR Adam Thielen, LB Eric Kendricks and OLB Za’Darius Smith were among those purged. The Vikes should still be able to score at a good clip, but new DC Brian Flores, in particular, has his work cut out for him.
(4) New Orleans Saints (9-8): They’ve gone 16-18 in two years post-Drew Brees, middling quarterback play the primary culprit for such mediocrity. Some will argue new QB1 Derek Carr exemplifies mediocrity at his position – yet he should offer an upgrade in a division that had no team with a winning record in 2022, all four clubs now undergoing changes behind center. Carr instantly becomes the most accomplished passer in the division and will be backed by the best defense he’s ever played with. And even if RB Alvin Kamara is suspended after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of breach of peace for his role in a 2022 fight in Las Vegas, New Orleans’ run game should be in good hands with RBs Jamaal Williams and third-rounder Kendre Miller. Anything oft-injured WR Michael Thomas provides is gravy.
(7) Atlanta Falcons (9-8): Third-year coach Arthur Smith doesn’t get sufficient credit for getting the most from his talent – and Atlanta hasn’t had much while going 7-10 each of the past two seasons. Second-year QB Desmond Ridder is an obvious X-factor but went 2-2 in a late-season audition as a rookie. But he’ll operate behind a top-tier line and with WR Drake London, healthy TE Kyle Pitts and RB Bijan Robinson – he projects as a top candidate for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors – at his disposal. Last year’s 27th-ranked defense still looks iffy but should be better at every level with veterans like DL Calais Campbell, LB Kaden Elliss and S Jessie Bates III coming aboard. Toss in what’s statistically the league’s easiest schedule, and the Dirty Birds could indeed be playoff bound for the first time since 2017. (Note: The Saints win the NFC South in this projection due to a superior record in divisional games.)
Carolina Panthers (7-10): Very few holes in this lineup, if not very many stars – though No. 1 draft pick Bryce Young is expected to become one, perhaps sooner than later if the 22-year-old (as of Monday) quarterback and new HC Frank Reich quickly fall into a groove. If Young and some of the other inexperienced players who comprise this team’s enviable core progress more quickly than expected, the NFC South crown shouldn’t be out of the question.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-12): Tom Brady’s retirement brings Tampa’s three-year party to a close … and it was already winding down last season, when the Bucs limped to the division title with an 8-9 mark. Expect a far more balanced offense post-TB12 – though no telling what that means with rookie coordinator Dave Canales, a virtually unrecognizable line, an unproven group of runners and QB Baker Mayfield, now on his fourth team in little over a year, presumably at the helm. A defense that was largely responsible for this club’s Super Bowl 55 walkover has hardly been elite since, but the interior line pairing of Vita Vea and first-rounder Calijah Kancey could unlock something special.
(2) San Francisco 49ers (11-6): It’s tempting to be bullish about a team that’s reached the NFC championship game three of the past four seasons and features, arguably, the league’s preeminent offensive mind in HC Kyle Shanahan. Oh, and a full season with RB Christian McCaffrey and a motivated Deebo Samuel – not to mention the addition of DT Javon Hargrave to last year’s No. 1 defense – only fuels enthusiasm in the Bay Area. But … how long will it take QB Brock Purdy to settle in after missing the offseason following elbow surgery? Will the offensive line struggle after the departure of RT Mike McGlinchey? And what will the loss of coordinator DeMeco Ryans mean for that swarming defense? Another slow start certainly isn’t out of the question for a team that was 4-4 coming out of its bye in 2022.
(5) Seattle Seahawks (10-7): Rejuvenated on both sides of the ball thanks to the draft bounty brought from last year’s trade of QB Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll’s team is very much starting to resemble the one that won a Super Bowl a decade ago – what with the makings of a loaded secondary, deep D-line, LB Bobby Wagner (again) lording over the defense, a running game that should pound relentlessly and a quarterback (Geno Smith now) who keeps things moving with a minimum of mistakes … at least based on the 32-year-old’s 2022 breakout. And, with first-rounder Jaxon Smith-Njigba joining WRs DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, the passing game should be far more formidable than Seattle’s 2013 forebears. The 49ers have very little margin for error with the Seahawks seemingly on a steep ascent.
Los Angeles Rams (7-10): DL Aaron Donald, QB Matthew Stafford and WR Cooper Kupp missed a combined 22 games last year as the Rams crumbled to 5-12, the worst record ever for a reigning Super Bowl champion. Assuming that trio is healthy, LA should again be competitive … if this team can score 30+ points a week due to a stripped-down D that has almost nothing beyond its three-time Defensive Player of the Year.
Arizona Cardinals (2-15): Even if volatile QB Kyler Murray was 100%, a team undergoing regime change amid the loss of established veterans like WR DeAndre Hopkins and DE J.J. Watt would look quite suspect coming off a four-win season. Owners of Houston’s first-round pick next spring, the Cards could have a legitimate shot at selecting No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2024 draft.
(1) Buffalo Bills (13-4): The expectations last year were outsized and unrealized. But if OLB Von Miller’s Week 12 knee injury didn’t cripple this team beyond repair, then the emotional toll exacted by S Damar Hamlin’s terrifying on-field collapse five weeks later certainly seemed to. Hamlin has made a remarkable recovery, and Miller should be playing his usual complement of snaps when Buffalo really needs him – when winter hits and during the playoffs. S Jordan Poyer is also back, and his new teammates include DE Leonard Floyd, RB Damien Harris and first-round TE Dalton Kincaid. Assuming everything remains on the rails with sometimes enigmatic WR Stefon Diggs, this team could do significant damage while perhaps spending far more time under the radar during the regular season.
(5) New York Jets (12-5): They were in the thick of the AFC wild-card race well into December until the league’s worst quarterback play torpedoed them with a season-ending six-game losing streak. That won’t be the case in 2023 amid the arrival of Rodgers, coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, WR Allen Lazard and other former Packers who are implementing an offense that helped the four-time MVP to two of those awards in 2020 and 2021. A merely passable offense will be a boon to a defense that ranked fourth overall last year despite getting little help. The readiness of second-year RB Breece Hall (ACL) and a challenging schedule will likely be early obstacles. But plugging Rodgers into this situation seems more akin to Brady joining the Bucs or Stafford going to the Rams than the disastrous first year of Wilson’s marriage to the Broncos in 2022. If that proves remotely true, the Jets will have the best quarterback in club history (sorry, Joe Namath) and their first Super Bowl trip in 55 years.
(7) Miami Dolphins (11-6): Naturally, so much rides on the health of fourth-year QB Tua Tagovailoa, who was the league’s highest-rated passer (105.5) in 2022, when he missed four starts and most of a fifth battling concussive effects. But if he’s right, an offense with so many explosive play makers should pile up points – especially if rookie Devon Achane can help kickstart the run game. Yet Miami, a wild-card entry during HC Mike McDaniel’s first season, should make its biggest leap on defense as veteran coordinator Vic Fangio takes command of an 18th-ranked but talented crew that welcomes Pro Bowl CB Jalen Ramsey and will have OLB Bradley Chubb for a full season.
New England Patriots (7-10): The defense should be typically stout, and the offense again has a bona fide coordinator with the return of Bill O’Brien. But it doesn’t appear he’s working with much in the way of primo weaponry aside from RB Rhamondre Stevenson. This could be a make-or-break season for third-year QB Mac Jones … and possibly even for HC Bill Belichick, who’s on the hot seat according to a report from NBC Sports Boston. And BB, now 25-26 since Brady’s free agent departure in 2020, is very much in jeopardy of suffering his first last-place finish since 2000 (his first year in Foxborough) given how much it seems this roster has fallen behind the rest of the division.
(2) Cincinnati Bengals (12-5): Yes, they’re breaking in new starting safeties and face a tough schedule that includes out-of-division road games at Tennessee, San Francisco, Jacksonville and Kansas City. But Joe Burrow, PFF’s top-ranked quarterback in 2022, could very well be primed for an MVP turn with the league’s best three-receiver set still at his disposal following a season when Ja’Marr Chase, Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd all missed time. Perhaps more important, LT Orlando Brown Jr. should further stabilize an offensive line that was once again in shreds by the time last season’s AFC championship game rolled around.
(6) Baltimore Ravens (11-6): Now financially secure, expectations have probably never been grander for QB Lamar Jackson, now four years removed from his MVP season and coming off two campaigns he was unable to finish after missing 10 collective starts since 2021. Yet it remains to be seen how he’ll adjust to new coordinator Todd Monken’s offense, though the spread system has been likened to the one in which Jackson won the Heisman Trophy at Louisville. This ain’t college, but Jackson has never had this kind of wideout talent at his disposal in the NFL, veteran Odell Beckham Jr. and first-rounder Zay Flowers possibly vying to become this franchise’s first Pro Bowler at the position. Oddly, the Ravens’ top concern might be vulnerability on defense, where there’s a lack of depth at corner and questions along the front. (Note: A Week 17 win over Miami gives Baltimore the No. 6 seed in this projection.)
Pittsburgh Steelers (11-6): Maybe 11 wins feel overly optimistic at first blush given the conference gauntlet and the especially unforgiving AFC North. But consider that the Steelers closed 2022 with a four-game win streak – salvaging HC Mike Tomlin’s perfect streak without a sub-.500 season – and that was with rookie QB Kenny Pickett, OLB T.J. Watt out nearly half the season and RB Najee Harris not quite resembling the player who was so productive as a rookie in 2021. And with likely future Hall of Famer Patrick Peterson and second-rounder Joey Porter Jr. aboard to solidify the corners for a pass defense that slipped to a No. 19 ranking, a two-game improvement from 9-8 ought to be perfectly achievable. (Note: An inferior record in conference games, compared to both Baltimore and Miami, eliminates Pittsburgh from wild-card contention in this projection.)
Cleveland Browns (10-7): This outlook – and, in all likelihood, HC Kevin Stefanski’s job – are dependent on QB Deshaun Watson reverting to his Pro Bowl peak and progressing past his 2022 showing, when he looked like a poor fit for Cleveland’s offense and was subpar in what amounted to a knocking-off-the-rust, preseason-caliber performance. Continuity can only help … as would the emergence of Elijah Moore or David Bell into another dependable wide receiver. And don’t be surprised if DE Myles Garrett, now playing opposite fellow pass rusher Za’Darius Smith, makes a run at the single-season sack record (22½).
(4) Jacksonville Jaguars (10-7): They certainly appear on the upswing after their first division title since 2017 broke a string of four consecutive last-place finishes. And QB Trevor Lawrence and an ascending offense should only continue to trend upward if Calvin Ridley proves to be a WR1 after sitting out 2022 due to a gambling suspension. The Jags could really run away with an eminently winnable division if recent first-round defenders Travon Walker, Devin Lloyd and K’Lavon Chaisson contribute something closer to what’s expected of them than what they’ve provided to date. Also noteworthy that the Jaguars will become the first team to play in London twice in one season – in consecutive weeks and with no bye immediately following – but it should be interesting to see what (if any) effect that has for a team so accustomed to playing abroad.
Tennessee Titans (8-9): Even with the signing of Hopkins, prospects for this club feel rather muted. But let’s not forget the Titans were the AFC’s No. 1 playoff seed in 2021 and were 7-3 before the wheels came off last season … when they would have salvaged the division championship had they been able to win at Jacksonville in Week 18. Difficult to picture any team coached by Mike Vrabel coming completely unglued. Yet also tough to foresee what happens with RB Derrick Henry and QB Ryan Tannehill – he missed five games in 2022 – entering contract years, a scenario that seems to invite the possibility that Henry could be traded before the Halloween deadline while leading to the potential promotion of rookie QB Will Levis down the stretch.
Houston Texans (6-11): Maybe their first franchise quarterback (rookie C.J. Stroud) post-Watson? Maybe their first impact defender (rookie Will Anderson) post J.J. Watt? Maybe their first entrenched head coach (Ryans) post-O’Brien? For a team that hasn’t won more than four games in any of the past three seasons, a half-dozen victories would most certainly qualify as significant progress.
Indianapolis Colts (4-13): They’ve finally made a long-term investment under center with promising first-round QB Anthony Richardson, though he doesn’t come with nearly the amount of big-time college experience as Young or Stroud. Pessimism should morph into optimism in Indy in 2023 even if the standings don’t reflect much change. But expect the Colts to become tougher to deal with the more reps Richardson gets. And he should benefit from being paired with rookie HC Shane Steichen, who helped Hurts blossom into a superstar in 2022.
(3) Kansas City Chiefs (11-6): They followed up their last Super Bowl victory, following the 2019 season, with another AFC title in 2020. That could certainly happen again, and maybe the Chiefs even become the first team to successfully go back to back in 19 years. But the impediments will be many. As previously noted, the conference is nasty. A first-place schedule that includes the entire AFC East is forbidding. Reigning MVP QB Patrick Mahomes will be playing in front of a pair of new tackles (Donovan Smith, Jawaan Taylor). OC Eric Bieniemy is also off to Washington, though Matt Nagy returns to the role he had when Mahomes was a rookie in 2017. Speaking of 2017, that’s the last time K.C. won fewer than 12 games – Mahomes only started once that year – so I may be selling the Chiefs short even in a year when they have to play at Jacksonville, at New Jersey (against the Jets), in Germany (against the Dolphins) and catch the Bills coming off their bye and the Bengals on a short week.
Denver Broncos (10-7): If new HC Sean Payton is reason enough to believe they can recover from last year’s debacle, then consider the return of WR Tim Patrick – a year removed from a torn ACL – an offensive line fortified by free agency and a leaner Wilson under center. And better luck has to surface for a team not only waylaid by injuries in 2022 but one that lost nine of its 12 defeats by seven points or fewer.
Los Angeles Chargers (7-10): Glass half-full, they progressed to postseason in 2022. Glass half-empty, the past two seasons under HC Brandon Staley have concluded with unmitigated disasters, worthy of the Bolts’ tortured history. Maybe Staley’s underachieving defense, which completely collapsed in the playoff loss to Jacksonville, improves. Maybe QB Justin Herbert fully blooms into an MVP candidate under first-year OC Kellen Moore. Maybe they won’t fold under the pressure of playing six prime-time games. Yep, per usual, probably too many “maybes” for the Chargers to overcome.
Las Vegas Raiders (3-14): It appears new QB1 Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) is finally cleared to practice heading into camp, the kind of good news that’s generally been in short supply around this team for most of the past two decades. Still, despite ties to HC Josh McDaniels, it feels like Jimmy G. and Co. face quite an uphill battle to respectability given the state of the Silver and Black’s defense and the potential absence of disenfranchised franchise-tagged RB Josh Jacobs. A schedule that begins with three of four on the road and concludes with matchups against three 2022 playoff outfits in December hardly helps. Super Bowl 58 may be in Vegas, but the Raiders will need tickets for admission.
Wild card: (2) 49ers def. (7) Falcons; (3) Lions def. (6) Cowboys; (5) Seahawks def. (4) Saints
Divisional: (3) Lions def. (2) 49ers; (1) Eagles def. (5) Seahawks
NFC championship game: (1) Eagles def. (3) Lions
Wild card: (2) Bengals def. (7) Dolphins; (3) Chiefs def. (6) Ravens; (5) Jets def. (4) Jaguars
Divisional: (2) Bengals def. (3) Chiefs; (5) Jets def. (1) Bills
AFC championship game: (5) Jets def. (2) Bengals
Super Bowl 58 (Las Vegas)
Eagles def. Jets
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS
ARIZONA STATE SELF-IMPOSES 2023 BOWL BAN
Arizona State is taking responsibility for rules violations during the tenure of former coach Herm Edwards and is banning itself from playing in a bowl game this season.
“Arizona State University has informed the NCAA and Pac-12 conference that it will self-impose a one-year postseason ban on its football program for the upcoming season,” athletic director Ray Anderson said in a statement, released Sunday morning. “In light of the ongoing investigation and our membership obligation to maintain the confidentiality of the matter, we will not be commenting further at this time.”
The program allegedly committed recruiting violations in 2020 that included inviting recruits to the Tempe, Ariz., campus at a time when visits were impermissible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NCAA launched the investigation in June 2021. Edwards, who became the Sun Devils coach in 2018, was relieved of his duties three games into the 2022 season after a loss to Eastern Michigan, and the school bought out his contract.
He had a 26-20 record with Arizona State.
The Sun Devils, under 33-year-old head coach Kenny Dillingham, open the season Thursday against Southern Utah.
This will be Arizona State’s final season in the Pac-12 before heading to the Big 12 in 2024.
MEN’S GOLF NEWS
VIKTOR HOVLAND WINS FEDEX CUP WITH THE BEST 2 WEEKS OF HIS CAREER
ATLANTA (AP) Viktor Hovland knew he was playing the best golf of his life. Staked to a six-shot lead Sunday in the Tour Championship, he figured a steady diet of fairways and greens and plenty of pars would be the safest route to winning the FedEx Cup.
Xander Schauffele made him change his plans.
And then the 25-year-old Norwegian star performed even better.
Hovland didn’t flinch under a relentless challenge from Schauffele, matching birdies at East Lake from start to finish until he capped off the best two weeks of his career with his biggest trophy – a FedEx Cup title and the $18 million bonus.
He closed with a 7-under 63, the lowest score by the winner in Tour Championship history, and won the Tour Championship by five shots over Schauffele.
“The game plan was to try to play as boring as possible – play it like Tiger back in the day when he would post a 69 or 70 in a major championship and walk away with the victory,” Hovland said.
This was anything but boring golf – Hovland with a 63, Schauffele with a 62. A six-shot lead was cut to three shots on the back nine until Hovland poured in a 25-foot par putt on the 14th hole that made an already steep hill all but impossible for Schauffele to scale.
“What he was doing today was very special,” Hovland said. “It made this day more stressful than it should have been.”
So ended a season when Hovland won for the first time in the United States at the Memorial, had a multiple-win season, and then capped it off with two weeks of such sublime golf that he won the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields and the Tour Championship at 36-under par.
“It’s pretty surreal to be standing here right now,” Hovland said after receiving the silver FedEx Cup trophy. “I played basically my best golf the last two weeks and it couldn’t have happened at a better moment.”
Schauffele made him work for that $18 million, firing at flags from the opening hole. He got to within three shots with seven holes to play and had momentum on his side. And then Hovland ended the suspense with that 25-foot par putt on the 14th hole, and he put Schauffele away with a 10-foot birdie putt on the 16th.
Schauffele and Hovland put on a superb show. Playing in the last group, on a day that was delayed nearly two hours by thunderstorms, they had the best scores of the day. The next best score was a 65 from players who never had a chance at winning.
“I thought 62 would have let me get close to him,” Schauffele said. “He played unbelievably well. He made important putts and he’s just played like a champ.”
Hovland was the No. 2 seed going into the Tour Championship, meaning he started the tournament at 8-under par. Hovland posted a 19-under 261 – the same score as Schauffele, who started the tournament at 3 under as the No. 15 seed.
It was the second time in four years that no one scored better than Schauffele, and he left Atlanta without a trophy to show for it. Such is the nature of the FedEx Cup finale, and the importance of a strong season and a big performance in the two postseason events leading up to the Tour Championship.
“I’ll hold my head up high,” Schauffele said. “It was the most fun I had losing in quite some time. It’s such a weird feeling. I shot 62. I lost by five. Just kudos to Hovi. He played unbelievably well the last few weeks to get himself into this position and to really just put a cherry on top for himself and his team.”
Schauffele did everything he could. He was six shots behind when he left East Lake on Saturday evening, knowing that his only hope was to put as much pressure on Hovland as he could over the front nine.
Schauffele shot 30. Hovland nearly matched him birdie for birdie, posting a 31 that included a key 15-foot par save on No. 2 after the two-hour delay from thunderstorms that slightly softened the East Lake turf.
Schauffele, for all his California chill, was up for the fight no matter the odds.
He made an 18-foot birdie putt on the par-3 11th hole and followed with a 12-foot birdie on the 12th, cutting the lead to three shots with seven holes to play. It felt like the margin was even smaller considering how well Schauffele was playing, and Hovland having missed three birdie chances from 10 feet or closer early on the back nine.
The putt that mattered came at the 14th, the toughest hole at East Lake. Hovland came up short of the green, about 100 feet from the flag, and his pitch was weak and stopped just inside 25 feet from the hole.
He poured it in the heart and pumped his fist stronger than he had all day. The clincher was another pure short iron, this one to 10 feet on the 16th for birdie. At that point, the engraver went to work on the silver FedEx Cup trophy.
“When that putt went it, that was huge for momentum. Two shots with four holes to play is different than three shots, especially with 15 yet to play,” Hovland said, referring to the par-3 to a peninsula green. “After that, I just really relaxed.”
He closed with three straight birdies that only mattered for the margin of victory.
Now it’s a matter of how his peers judge his season. The PGA Tour player of the year was thought to be a two-man race between Masters champion Jon Rahm and his four wins and Scottie Scheffler with The Players Championship among his two wins and the No. 1 ranking from his remarkable consistency.
Hovland ended the season with wins at the Memorial and two FedEx Cup playoff events, including the one that mattered.
U.S. Open champion Wyndham Clark won the B-Flight, closing with a 65 to finish third, 11 shots behind. That was worth a $5 million bonus. Rory McIlroy had a 65 to finish fourth and collect $4 million, while Patrick Cantlay (66) was alone in fifth to earn $3 million.
The next time Hovland and Schauffele meet is for no prize money at all – the Ryder Cup in Rome in a month’s time.
WOMEN’S GOLF NEWS
MEGAN KHANG EARNS 1ST WIN, AND ANDREA LEE EARNS SOLHEIM CUP SPOT AT CPKC WOMEN’S OPEN
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Megan Khang needed an extra hole to win her first LPGA tournament in 191 career starts.
Andrea Lee agonizingly watched the leaderboard for nearly an hour to see if she would play on the Solheim Cup team for the first time.
It was worth the wait for both.
Khang beat Jin Young Ko with a par in a playoff for her first LPGA win, and Lee rallied to clinch a spot on the U.S. Solheim Cup team at the CPKC Women’s Open on Sunday.
“My game has been trending in the right direction lately and I think this just adds the self-confidence that, hey, I can win out here,” Khang said. “I have won out here now.”
After struggling most of the afternoon, Khang made a 4-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th hole at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club to force the playoff. Ko hit her tee shot on the first playoff hole into the hazard left of the fairway and took a double bogey after a penalty shot.
The 25-year-old Khang hit her second shot to the fringe left of the pin on 18 and two-putted for her first win in eight years on the LPGA Tour, giving her caddie a giant huge after it dropped. She shot 2-over 74 in the final round to finish at 9-under 279 and claimed her long-awaited victory.
“There were definitely nerves,” Khang said. “I was shaking signing my scorecard. I triple-checked that scorecard to make sure everything was correct and we did sign.”
Lee needed to finish 13th to earn one of the seven automatic qualifying spots for the U.S. team. She just missed a birdie on 18 to shoot 70 in the final round, leaving her 11th at 2 under with several players still on the course.
After a nearly hourlong wait, Lee tied for 13th, earning a spot in the Sept. 22-24 matches in Spain.
“I’ve been playing really solid golf, and this course requires hitting fairways and hitting greens, trying to make as many birdies as possible,” Lee said. “I just tried to stay really patient out there and put a solid round together today.”
Lexi Thompson earned the eighth U.S. Solheim Cup spot based on world rankings despite missing the cut by eight shots.
The final spot will come down to former Stanford star Rose Zhang, Angel Yin and Ally Ewing. Zhang and Yin were ahead of Ewing in the world rankings heading into the tournament, but Ewing finished tied for 22nd, while they tied for 41st.
Lilia Vu, winner of the Chevron Championship and AIG Women’s Open, and U.S. Open champion Allisen Corpuz had Solheim Cup spots locked up before the CPKG Women’s Open. So did Khang and Nelly Korda.
Jennifer Kupcho finished tied for 36th and Danielle Kang tied for 59th to round out the top-seven qualifiers. U.S. captain Stacy Lewis will make the final three picks on Monday.
Lee’s finish created a ripple effect on the Solheim Cup standings.
Thompson dropped to eighth on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list, but still made the team as the third-highest ranked American at No. 21 in the world.
Thompson qualified primarily on points earned during a 2022 season that included four runner-up finishes – one at the KMPG Women’s PGA Championship. She’s made the cut twice in nine tournaments this year and, at No. 157 on the LPGA points list, will likely lose her full-time LPGA card for next season.
“Golf is such an individual sport it helps to have someone with experience to help out and interact with the other players,” Thompson told Golf Digest earlier in the week. “I hope to bring strength and determination, too, and being there for the other girls.”
Ko started the day five shots back and rallied to tie Khang with a birdie on No. 16.
Leading by one after Khang’s bogey at 17, Ko hit her tee shot on No. 18 along the tree line to the right, but got up and down from the rough for par to finish at 9 under. Khang then hit her approach shot on the par-4 18th to four feet, giving a short fist pump after sinking the putt to force the playoff.
“I didn’t expect I would play in the playoff, because (I was) five shots behind Megan, but I know if I got lots of birdies it would be chance to win,” Ko said.
Ruoning Yin shot 66 to finish third at 7 under.
AUTO RACING NEWS
NASCAR DRIVER RYAN PREECE GETS MEDICAL CLEARANCE TO RETURN HOME AFTER TERRIFYING CRASH AT DAYTONA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) NASCAR driver Ryan Preece, whose car rolled about a dozen times during a terrifying crash at Daytona International Speedway, was on his way home about 12 hours later after being discharged from a hospital Sunday.
Stewart-Haas Racing said Preece was headed back to North Carolina after getting clearance from doctors at Halifax Health Medical Center. The team earlier said Preece was “awake, alert and mobile” and “had been communicating with family and friends.”
The 32-year-old Preece was able to climb out of his mangled No. 41 Ford on Saturday night with help before emergency workers put him on a gurney and into an ambulance. He initially went to the track’s infield care center before being transported to Halifax Health for overnight observation.
Preece tweeted about two hours after the race, posting: “If you want to be a race car driver, you better be tough. … I’m coming back.”
Preece and SHR teammate Chase Briscoe made contact coming out of Turn 4, and Preece’s car turned hard left and then went into an uncontrollable barrel roll as soon as it slid from the asphalt to the infield grass. The car came to a halt on all four tires, with some minor damage to the roll cage.
Preece being able to climb out with help was a testament to NASCAR’s Next Gen car, which is considered the safest iteration in its 75-year history.
The car was roundly criticized following its debut in 2022 because rear-impact collisions wreaked havoc on drivers. Kurt Busch of 23XI Racing suffered a life-changing concussion during a qualifying crash at Pocono Raceway last summer, and Hendrick Motorsports driver Alex Bowman missed five races because of a concussion.
Multiple other drivers complained about the violence felt during what they considered routine hits and wondered if they too had suffered head trauma.
NASCAR spent much of last year and the offseason testing and tweaking its car to try to limit the G-forces delivered to drivers. The changes were welcomed, resulting in considerably fewer missed races and no reported concussions in 2023.
Busch, meanwhile, has yet to return to racing and formally retired from the Cup Series Saturday at Daytona. The 45-year-old Busch held back tears as he called it quits, saying his “body is just having a battle with Father Time.”
Busch added that he’s dealt with arthritis and gout while trying to shake lingering effects of a brain injury that rocked stock car racing a year ago.
Preece’s accident harkened memories of Ryan Newman’s harrowing wreck in the 2020 Daytona 500. Newman was able to walk out of the hospital days later, another testament to NASCAR safety improvements made since Dale Earnhardt’s death on the final lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.
SIMONE BILES WINS A RECORD 8TH US GYMNASTICS TITLE A FULL DECADE AFTER HER FIRST
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Simone Biles is not going to explain herself. Part of this is by design. Part of this is because she simply can’t.
When the gymnastics star is at her best, as she was on Sunday night while winning her record eighth U.S. championship, she feels like she’s in a “fever dream.” It’s not autopilot exactly. It’s more of a vibe. A flow.
It’s in those moments that the doubts that still plague her almost daily even now, a decade into a run of unprecedented excellence, fade away.
There is no thinking. No overanalyzing. No “ twisties.” All of it recedes into the background. Her coach Laurent Landi calls it a skill. Biles, even at 26, won’t go that far. Maybe because she simply doesn’t want to.
She spent a long time, far too long, getting caught up in her head. She’s intent on not doing it this around.
So yeah, she was smiling midway through a floor routine that made almost every other competitor on the floor stop what they were doing to watch and drew a standing ovation from a portion of the sellout SAP Center crowd. No, she can’t explain why. When her coaches told her she’d nailed every tumbling pass, she was clueless.
“It just doesn’t feel real for some reason,” Biles said.
It is. Remarkably.
Ten years ago she was a teenage prodigy who doesn’t remember much from her ascension to the top of her sport. She was always fixated on the next thing. World championships. Team camps. The Olympics.
Now she’s a 26-year-old newlywed determined to enjoy this. For real. Six months ago she wasn’t sure she was all in. Three weeks ago she returned to competition in Chicago feeling as if she was going to “throw up” every time she saluted the judges.
The woman who posted a two-day all-around total of 118.40 this weekend in northern California – four points clear of runner-up Shilese Jones and well ahead of Florida junior Leanne Wong in third place – is not ready to hit fast forward. She won. She’s letting herself be happy this time. That didn’t always happen before.
“We really try to celebrate our success individually and as a team just so that in a couple of years you can remember this,” she said. “Because I really don’t remember a lot from the past.”
She knows that gymnastics won’t last “forever” even if, for her in a way it has.
Peaks aren’t supposed to last this long. Most elite gymnasts at 26 – at least the ones who haven’t retired – are simply hoping to hold on to what they have.
The athlete who became the oldest woman to win a national title since USA Gymnastics began organizing the event in 1963 is not interested in that. Landi called Biles’ floor routine in the finals the best he’d ever seen her do.
“I think it’s maturity,” he said.
Biles’ eight crowns moved her past Alfred Jochim, who won seven between 1925-33 when the Amateur Athletics Union ran the championships and the men’s competition included rope climbing.
The sport has come a long way over the last century. No one has spent more time at the far end of the Bell curve than Biles, whose singular talents continue to push boundaries.
She’s training smarter these days, her only real acquiescence to the miles she’s put on it for the last 20 years. While she remains one of the most visible active athletes in the Olympic movement, she’s making it a point not to let the world in on every single little thing as she eyes a trip to Paris next summer.
Biles joked it’s because people are “nosy.” The reality is, she’d just like a little privacy.
“I like to keep (my goals) personal, just so that I know what I’m aiming for,” Biles said. “I think it’s better that way. I’m trying to move a little bit differently this year than I have in the past. I think it’s working so far, so I’m going to keep it secretive.”
There appears to be more balance in her life, leaning into the “it’s just gymnastics” mantra that helped fuel her rise.
Age hasn’t caught up to her yet, though she played it relatively safe – by her standards – on Sunday. She tweaked her right ankle while drilling her electric Yurchenko double pike vault on Friday.
The 14.850 she received for her Cheng vault was still the highest of the night on the event. So was the 14.8 she earned on beam. That 15.400 on floor, too.
Next stop is Antwerp in late September, where Biles will try to add to the 25 world championship medals – 18 of them gold – she’s captured so far.
Jones figures to be on the plane too. The 21-year-old is a marvel on bars, where she thrives despite being tall (5-foot-6ish) for someone who opts to do this for a living. The crowd erupted when she nailed her dismount, her 15.000 score was tops in the meet on the event and put 10 months filled with injuries that have slowed her training firmly behind her.
Who joins Jones and Biles at worlds remains very much up in the air.
Reigning Olympic champion Sunisa Lee, who has spent most of the year battling a kidney issue her doctors are still trying to get a handle on, could have a chance as a specialist.
Wong, one of several athletes trying to compete at the NCAA and elite levels at the same time, put together two stellar nights that included an elegant bars set and a floor exercise that makes up for in precision what it lacks in power.
Jade Carey and Jordan Chiles, teammates of Biles’ at the 2020 Olympics, who have also spent the last two years splitting time between college and elite, weren’t quite as sharp. Chiles fell off both the bars and beam. Carey finished in the top 10 on just one event – vault – where the Americans figure to be loaded.
Biles will lead the charge. She joked she asks herself every day why she’s out there. The answer is simple. She feels like she owes it to herself.
“I still feel like I’m capable of doing it,” she said.
It certainly looks that way.
TOP INDIANA PRESS RELEASES
REPORT: COLTS RELEASE RB KENYAN DRAKE
The Indianapolis Colts released running back Kenyan Drake, NFL Network reported on Sunday.
The reported departure of Drake comes as the Colts are allowing star running back Jonathan Taylor to pursue a trade. In addition to Taylor and an injured Zack Moss (broken arm), Indianapolis has fellow running backs Deon Jackson, rookie Evan Hull, Jake Funk and Jason Huntley.
Drake signed with the Colts earlier this month. He had 13 carries for 36 yards and three receptions for 29 yards in the team’s three preseason games.
Drake, 29, had 482 rushing yards (4.4 per carry) and four touchdowns in 12 games (five starts) for the Baltimore Ravens amid injuries to fellow running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Drake added 17 receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown.
In seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins (2016-19), Arizona Cardinals (2019-20), Las Vegas Raiders (2021) and Ravens, Drake has run for 3,866 yards (4.5 per carry) and 33 touchdowns and added 216 receptions for 1,624 yards and eight TDs.
The Indianapolis Colts today made the following roster moves:
Waived: Tyler Adams (WR), Kody Case (WR), Emil Ekiyor (G), Nick Eubanks (TE), Lucas Havrisik (K), Michael Jacobson (TE), Matthew Vanderslice (T)
Released: Kenyan Drake (RB), Teez Tabor (S)
INDIANA FEVER BASKETBALL
GAME RECAP: FEVER FOURTH QUARTER RALLY EXTENDS WINNING STREAK
INDIANAPOLIS – In the largest comeback win of the season, the Indiana Fever (11-24) overcame a 12-point deficit to defeat the Atlanta Dream, 83-80, on Sunday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Fever have now won three consecutive games for the first time since 2021.
Kristy Wallace guided the Fever to Sunday night’s win with a career-high 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor. Wallace totaled a new career best six 3-pointers on eight attempts and scored 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter on a perfect 4-of-4 shooting clip from beyond the arc, including two made in the final 30 seconds of the game.
Despite Atlanta taking its largest lead of the game roughly three minutes into the final quarter, Indiana quickly recovered and eliminated the 12-point deficit with a 17-4 run fueled by Wallace. Her fourth quarter scoring output, along with Grace Berger’s seven points allowed Indiana to take the final lead of the game with 8.4 seconds remaining. Indiana shot 55.6 percent (10-of-18) from the floor and outscored Atlanta, 29-22, in the fourth quarter.
Kelsey Mitchell followed behind with 14 points and a team-high six assists. Berger added 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting in her fifth double-figures scoring game of the season, while also dishing out three assists.
Fever rookie center Aliyah Boston added nine points, nine rebounds and four steals prior to exiting the game midway through the third quarter with a right thumb injury. With her second field goal of the night in the first quarter, Boston notched her 500th career point and concluded the 35th game of her rookie season with 506 points.
Emma Cannon came off the bench to contribute nine points and shot 5-of-5 from the charity stripe.
To start the game, Atlanta took a quick lead with the help of an 8-0 scoring run, but a layup from Boston at the 6:32 mark soon halted Atlanta’s momentum and allowed the Fever to use a 19-8 scoring run to take a six-point advantage. Boston notched nine points on 4-of-5 shooting in the first quarter while also pulling down five rebounds, and Mitchell added seven points on 3-of-5 shooting from the court. Indiana led at the conclusion of the first frame, 23-18.
As the Fever held Atlanta to 37.5 percent (6-of-16) from the floor, Indiana raced ahead with a 17-6 scoring run that allowed it to take a 16-point lead. Smith guided the Fever through the quarter as she netted eight points on 4-of-5 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, while Fever reserves Cannon, Berger, Amanda Zahui B and Victoria Vivians collectively outscored the Dream reserves, 15-5, in the first half. Indiana tied a season-best for largest lead at the half with a 10-point advantage going into halftime, 47-37.
The Fever recorded the lowest scoring quarter of the season in the third frame after shooting 3-of-16 from the floor. Atlanta started a 21-5 scoring run at the 7:55 mark that was capped off with a layup from Naz Hillmon at the buzzer, giving the Dream a 58-54 lead at the end of the frame.
For Atlanta, the Dream were led by Cheyenne Parker’s double-double of 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting and 10 rebounds. Rhyne Howard notched 17 points and pulled down six rebounds to go along with three assists and two steals. Allisha Gray added 13 points and four assists, while Naz Hillmon came off the bench to record 12 points and eight rebounds.
Indiana held Atlanta to 37.7 percent (26-of-69) shooting from the court. Atlanta shot 4-of-16 from 3-point range on the night as well.
The Fever host the Dallas Wings at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Friday’s game will be broadcast on ION.
JONES FANS SEASON-HIGH AS INDIANS EARN SERIES VICTORY
INDIANAPOLIS – Jared Jones fanned a season-high 10 batters in 6.0 one-run innings, and a trio of relievers followed with a combined 3.0 perfect innings to clinch Sunday’s series-finale victory for the Indianapolis Indians over the Iowa Cubs at Victory Field, 2-1.
Jones (W, 3-3) earned the third double-digit strikeout performance of his career and first since fanning 10 batters on May 28, 2022, with High-A Greensboro at Asheville. He is the second Indians pitcher with 10-plus strikeouts in a game this season, following Quinn Priester’s 11 strikeouts on June 24 vs. Columbus.
The Indians (59-65, 26-24) jumped out to an early lead in the second inning. With the bases loaded and two outs, backstop Grant Koch came up big with a bloop single into center field off Shane Greene (L, 1-1) to plate the Indians’ only two runs of the contest. Koch’s run-scoring knock was his first of three hits on the day.
Jones’ lone blemish came on a solo home run by David Bote in the fifth inning. Kyle Nicolas, Yohan Ramirez and Hunter Stratton (S, 6) combined to stifle the Iowa (70-53, 27-23) offense to the finish. Nicolas entered in relief of Jones for a scoreless seventh – his fifth consecutive scoreless outing (6.1ip) – before Ramirez’s perfect eighth and Stratton slammed the door in the ninth inning.
Stratton’s ninth-inning save was his fourth in as many chances in August. The right-hander has not allowed a run in 10 relief appearances this month, compiling an 11.1 scoreless inning streak. He’s held opponents without a hit in nine of 10 appearances and hitters are 1-for-35.
The Indians will head to Sahlen Field on Tuesday at 7:05 PM ET to match up with the Buffalo Bisons for the first time since 2019. RHP Mitch White (0-2, 9.20) will take the hill for Buffalo. Indy has yet to name a starter.
INDIANA FIELD HOCKEY
INDIANA DROPS OVERTIME GAME AT NO. 14 LIBERTY
LYNCHBURG, Va. ––– Indiana Field Hockey lost at No. 14 Liberty, 2-1, in overtime on Sunday morning in the team’s second game of the season.
The Hoosiers and Flames battled the whole game. Each team scored within 50 seconds of one another in the third period to make it a 1-1 game.
From there, both defenses fended off any attack through the rest of regulation. In the first minute of overtime, Liberty drew a penalty and the Flames’ Reagan Underwood converted on a penalty stroke goal to win the game.
The loss drops Indiana’s record to 0-2 on the year.
• From the 5:27 to the 5:51 mark of the first period, Indiana took three shots, but none were converted. Freshman Maddie Olshemski took two and redshirt senior Sydney Keld had one.
• In the 24th minute, Indiana junior goalkeeper Arabella Loveridge made back-to-back saves to keep the game scoreless.
• Liberty’s Milagros Arteta opened the scoring right out of the halftime break with a goal at 31:14 to put Liberty ahead 1-0.
• Less than a minute later, Indiana tied it up at 1-1. Inés Garcia Prado scored off the Yip van Wonderen assist at the 31:55 mark.
• Both teams combined for three shots in the fourth period but neither could score, sending the game to overtime.
• In the early going of overtime, Indiana committed a foul to give Liberty a chance at a penalty stroke.
• Liberty’s Reagan Underwood scores on the stroke to win the game, 2-1.
• Loveridge recorded a season-high eight saves for the game.
• Inés Garcia Prado scored her first goal of her collegiate career.
• Yip van Wonderen notched her first assist of the season.
• Freshman Theresa Ricci made her first career appearance.
• Indiana will be back in action next weekend for two games in Oxford, Ohio. On Sep. 3, the Hoosiers will face Saint Francis (PA) in neutral site action, and on Sep. 4, Indiana will take on Miami (OH).
PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER
PURDUE DROPS HARD-FOUGHT CONTEST TO WAKE FOREST
By: Charlie Healy
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In a match that featured several good opportunities for both teams, the Purdue soccer team lost to Wake Forest, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at Folk Field in West Lafayette, Indiana.
On a warm and sun-soaked day, the Boilermakers (2-2-0) saw their two-game win streak snapped, while the Deamon Deacons (3-0-1) remained unbeaten in their last 20 non-conference games. Wake Forest found their goals in the 44th and 79th minutes, and while Purdue had good chances in the final third throughout the game, the Old Gold and Black could not get a goal.
In the first-ever matchup between the two programs, Purdue out-shot Wake Forest 12-10, though the visitors had the edge in shots on target, 7-4. The home team earned all five corner kicks in the contest. The Boilermakers were called for 12 fouls and the Deamon Deacons committed 14. Six yellow cards were issued, three to each side.
Freshman forward Lauren Omholt had a game-high four shots, one on goal. Senior midfielder Emily Mathews and sophomore forward Brooke Haarala, off the bench, each had three shots, one on target. Senior goalkeeper Charlotte Cyr had a season-high-tying five saves.
The Boilermakers had several good chances early, as Omholt had a pair of shots in the ninth and 10th minutes, though one was blocked and another was forced wide. Cyr made her first save two minutes later.
Mathews had a great opportunity in the 21st minute on a ball into the penalty area by Haarala, but it was saved. The Purdue defense then blocked a pair of shots.
Another chance by Mathews was blocked in the 31st minute, and Haarala had a pair of opportunities in the 36th minute, the first which was saved and the second, on the rebound, was sent high.
A Cyr save in the 42nd minute preceded Wake Forest’s first goal at 43:24. Carly Wilson scored from Nikayla Small.
Both teams had six shots in the first half and the visitors had a 3-2 edge in shots on target. Purdue had four corner kicks to Wake Forests’ zero and six fouls were called on each side.
Junior forward Gracie Dunaway registered the first shot of the second half, which was wide, and Cyr made her third save of the game in the 55th minute.
After more than 10 minutes of back-and-forth play that did not result in a shot for either team, Mathews had another great opportunity that went off the left post in the 69th minute, and Omholt had a shot blocked in the 72nd that came after a throw-in. She had another chance in the 76th minute off a free kick, but it was saved.
A foul was called inside the box on Purdue that resulted in a Wake Forest penalty shot at 78:38. Emily Murphy converted to extend the visitors’ lead to 2-0.
Purdue continued to look for a goal in the final 11-plus minutes, though Haarala had the only shot, which was wide. Cyr added two more saves, her fourth and fifth of the game.
The Boilermakers out-shot the Deamon Deacons 6-4 in the second half, but all four of Wake Forest’s shots went on target and Purdue was held to two on frame. The home side had one corner in the half.
Up next, the Boilermakers take to the road for the first time in 2023 with a trip to No. 24 USC and Colorado. The weekend begins in Los Angeles on Thursday, August 31, at 6 p.m. ET, as Purdue faces its future Big Ten foe. The trip concludes in Boulder on September 3 at 2 p.m. ET.
BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER
BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER DROPS ROAD MATCH AT WESTERN MICHIGAN
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Butler women’s soccer team struggled offensively in a 1-0 loss to Western Michigan, dropping its second successive road match. The Bulldogs (1-3-0, 0-0-0 BIG EAST) conceded a first-half goal and the Broncos (3-0-0, 0-0-0 MAC) were able to defend through the final whistle for the one-goal victory.
12′ | Western Michigan plays an open attacker at the 18. Anna Pierce charges and forces a shot just outside the far post. Less than a minute later, Pierce deflects a close-range shot that hits the bar and lands safely in her gloves.
38′ | A close shot by the Broncos is saved back into play by Pierce. That attacker is able to quickly head the ball towards the goal, but Pierce recovers and gathers the shot.
42′ | A miscue on the Bulldogs offensive end leads to a Western Michigan counter attack, nearly the full length of the field. The Bronco attacker is one-on-one with Pierce and is able to loft a long shot over her outstretched hands into the upper left side of the net. Western Michigan Carries the 1-0 lead into halftime.
75′ | Leila Lister enters the match and within a matter of seconds, is able to connect on Butler’s first on-goal shot of the match.
Butler Points Summary
Leila Lister’s lone shot on goal for the Bulldogs was her second on-frame shot at Butler.
Becky Dean and Talia Sommer were additional Bulldogs to produce a shot in the match.
Anna Pierce (1-1-0) played the full 90 minutes in goal for Butler, making six saves.
BUTLERVB DEFEATS UC SAN DIEGO IN THRILLING FIVE-SET COMEBACK
INDIANAPOLIS — After being down a set and large deficit in the fifth set, the Butler volleyball team shocked UC San Diego with thrilling comebacks to win 3-2 (8-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-18, 15-13). Jaymeson Kinley, Abby Maesch, and Mariah Grunze, were each named to the All-Tournament Team. Kinley was recognized as the MVP after accumlating 56 digs (4.67 digs per set) on the weekend.
Set 1: 25-8
UC San Diego flew right out the gate gaining an early 11-3 lead, including a 7-0 spurt. Kills by Maesch and Destiny Cherry tried to get the Bulldogs back in it, but the Tridons would widen the gap to 20-6 and ultimately 25-8.
Set 2: 25-17
The Bulldogs flipped the script in the second set to take a 3-0 lead early, thanks to incredible defense by Maesch and Kinley. UC San Diego would rally back to tie it at six a piece until a kill by Sawyer Jones gave Butler a lead they would hold onto for the rest of the set. Butler’s pin hitters, including Grunze, Maesch, and Jones combined for 12 kills.
Set 3: 25-20
Butler would pick up where they left off after consecutive kills by Cora Taylor and Grace Boggess gave them a 2-0 lead. The two teams would remain within two points until the Tritons began to pull away lengthening the score to 18-9. Grunze wasn’t ready to give up as her two kills helped the team rally back to within four points 20-16. UC San Diego then fought back to close out the third set 25-20. Kinley would finish with a team-high 8 digs.
Set 4: 25-18
The fourth frame began with an unexpected change with freshman Elise Ward replacing Grunze to start the set and it worked. Kills by Cherry and Ward helped the Bulldogs jump out to a 7-1 lead. The Tritons weren’t ready to go away as they cut the deficit to 13-11. Maesch then caught fire helping extend the lead and ultimately closing out the game with three back-to-back kills. Maesch finished the set with 6 kills while Taylor had 14 assists.
Set 5: 15-13
The start of the fifth set was all Tritons as they soared out to a 10-4 lead including a 5-0 run. Butler would storm back with a 6-0 spurt of their own using kills from Jones and Cherry to tie the game 10-10. In the final points, Boggess took over the game with back-to-back blocks followed by the game-winning kill to secure the win. She would lead the team with 3 kills and two blocks in the set.
Stat of the Match
Butler’s middle blockers Destiny Cherry and Grace Boggess combined for 17 kills and 10 blocks to outduel UC San Diego middle blockers, who totaled just 7 kills and 6 blocks.
Inside the Box Score
Cherry tied for the team-high kills with 11 to go with three blocks and assists
Jones set a new career-best 11 kills in the match
Maesch stuffed the stat sheet with 12 digs, 10 kills, and two serving aces
Boggess tallied six kills and seven block assists
Taylor amassed 45 assists, five digs, and two service aces
Kinley went for 26 digs and four assists
Grunze posted seven kills and a block
In two sets, Ward finished with six kills, two serving aces, and four digs
The Bulldogs will resume action next weekend at the Dayton Invite on Friday, Sept. 1 against North Dakota St. and Ohio University, followed by a match with Dayton on Saturday, Sept. 2.
IUPUI WOMEN’S SOCCER
SHORT-HANDED JAGUARS DROP WILD ONE TO SIUE, 3-2
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI women’s soccer team suffered its first loss of the 2023 season on Sunday (Aug. 27), falling to SIUE at the on-campus Michael A. Carroll Stadium, 3-2. The Jaguars got goals from Shannon Ott and Carlie Werner, but were unable to overcome a pair of two-goal deficits in the defeat.
“We just can’t dig ourselves a hole like that to begin with and expect that we’re going to be able to dig ourselves out of that hole every single time,” head coach Chris Johnson said.
SIUE (2-2-0) was more efficient in its attack, scoring three times off 12 shot attempts, putting seven on target against the goalkeeping duo of Ashton Kudlo and Cailynn Junk. IUPUI (3-1-0) created 18 shot attempts and put 11 on target, pressing SIUE goalkeeper Taylor Spiller into eight saves.
The hole began when Savannah DeFini headed a shot just out of Kudlo’s reach in the game’s 27th minute, snapping the Jaguars’ stretch of 296 minutes without allowing a goal to start the season. The Cougars built a 2-0 lead just before intermission when Matea Diekema laced a shot just under the bar off a short corner kick from Macie Begley.
IUPUI began its response early in the second half as Ott blazed a shot past Spiller for her third score of the year. Senior Jessica Jacobs sent a free kick into the 18-yard box, only to have it recycled by the SIUE defense. However, the ball came free to Ott, who wasted little time in finding the back of the net. The Jaguars stayed on the attack, seeking an equalizer, but was unable to solve the SIUE defense. One flurry saw Cassie Rodriguez put an initial shot on frame, followed by a Werner rebound attempt. After Werner’s attempt was blocked, Jacobs sent a tester on frame from distance on the same attack.
SIUE reestablished its two-goal lead in the 80th minute when Mary Fetter got loose on a counter after an IUPUI free kick. Maddie Clark and Miranda Malcom set the table for Fetter, who was on the break from near midfield in behind the Jaguars’ backs. She finally cracked the whip and put a shot into the upper right corner, making it 3-1.
IUPUI had an immediate answer in the 82nd minute when Leah Shumate’s free kick resulted in Warner redirecting a header inside the far post for her first tally of the year. Freshman Caroline Kelley nearly had an equalizer on two different occasions, having a header cleared off the line by a defender in the 84th minute and having a shot go just wide of the left post in the 85th minute.
Junk kept IUPUI alive with a penalty kick save in the 88th minute, but the IUPUI offense was unable to muster a shot attempt in the game’s final five minutes.
Kelley finished with a game-high five attempts while Werner and Emily Tobin had three each. Kailyn Smith and Katie Hoog held down the back line, each playing a full 90 minutes at center back.
IUPUI will return to action on Thursday (Aug. 31) when it travels across town to face Butler at 7:00 p.m. on FloSports.
BALL STATE FIELD HOCKEY
THREE DIFFERENT CARDINALS SCORE IN 4-3 LOSS AT LEHIGH
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – As both teams were fighting for their first wins of the season, the Cardinals and the Mountain Hawks fought neck-and-neck for the 60-minute duration of Sunday’s game. After three ties, Lehigh used its home field advantage to secure the 4-3 victory over Ball State.
Lehigh would strike first in the opening minutes of the contest scoring at the 8:50 mark to take the early 1-0 edge over Ball State.
The Cardinals answered twice with goals in the second frame of action. The first score came off a Kerrianne McClay goal off the assist from teammate Michaela Graney.
Approximately four minutes later, Graney found the back of the cage after capitalizing off a penalty corner. Emma Hilton and Libby Kraus assisted with the Cardinals second goal of the contest.
With Ball State leading the way 2-1, Lehigh’s Julia Gatelein connected on a penalty stroke to knot the game back up 2-2 as both teams headed into halftime.
After intermission, both squads continued to put up a strong defensive fight. Ball State would take back the lead at the 38:31 mark after McClay found Rachel Bohn to make the score 3-2. The Mountain Hawks fired off another shot soon after to tie the game for the third time with less than a minute remaining in the third period.
In the final stanza, both teams went up-and-down the field numerous times and stopped one another in their tracks but Lehigh managed to get into the scoring circle one more time as Abbie Brown found the back of the cage to give Lehigh back the 4-3 advantage.
Unfortunately, despite Ball State’s efforts the Cardinals were unable to score the remainder of the contest.
For the game, three different Cardinals scored goals while goalkeeper Hannah Johnston led both goalies with 11 saves.
The Ball State field hockey team continues its five-game road stretch when it plays Bucknell on a neutral field on the campus of Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio Friday at 1 pm ET.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S SOCCER
MASTODONS BLANK SOUTHERN INDIANA IN 1-0 WIN
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A goal by Rylee Vruggink in the 47th minute stood the rest of the second half for the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team to earn a 1-0 shutout over Southern Indiana on Sunday (Aug. 27) afternoon.
Bella Reitano led Vruggink with a good pass in the box and the senior delivered the finish into the lower left corner of the goal. Vruggink was all by herself by the post to knock it in after the Southern Indiana keeper leaped to deflect Reitano’s cross but failed to do so. It was one of three shots on goal for Vruggink in the match.
The win is the 37th for Mastodon head coach Jason Burr and gives him the most victories for a head coach in program history. Burr was named Horizon League Coach of the Year following the 2022 season.
Samantha Castaneda picked up five saves to earn the shutout for the ‘Dons. Shots were even with each team taking 10. The Mastodons had six shots on goal to the Screaming Eagles’ five.
The Mastodons improved to 2-2 on the young season. It matches the team’s 2-2 start from a year ago.
The ‘Dons will face Eastern Illinois on Thursday (Aug. 30) at Hefner Soccer Complex.
SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
WOMEN’S SOCCER HAS SOLID PERFORMANCE, SUFFERS UNLUCKY 1-0 LOSS
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer put together a solid performance on both sides of the field Sunday afternoon, but the Screaming Eagles came up on the wrong side of a 1-0 score against Purdue Fort Wayne University at Strassweg Field.
With Sunday’s results, the Screaming Eagles are now 0-3-1 this season, and Purdue Fort Wayne moved to 2-2-0.
In the first 45 minutes, both defenses played a strong role in the match. Each offense took some time to settle into a fluid rhythm in the contest. The two sides combined for seven shots in the first half. Southern Indiana’s best first-half opportunity came in the 27th minute when sophomore midfielder Peyton Murphy (Bargersville, Indiana) took a strong rip at goal but was saved by the Mastodons’ graduate keeper Samantha Castaneda.
After that point, USI grabbed some control of the momentum and possession in the attacking half. Purdue Fort Wayne had one last look in the first half after a corner kick, taking a hard shot, but USI’s sophomore keeper Anna Markland (Hoover, Alabama) made a diving to the lower left corner to keep the contest scoreless at the halftime break.
Out of halftime, Purdue Fort Wayne came out on the attack. Following a solid save by Markland, the Mastodons scored a rebound goal to take a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute on an unlucky break against the Screaming Eagles.
In the middle of the second half, USI created some momentum in the attacking half, generating a pair of good shot attempts. Freshman midfielder Lydia Bordfeld (Evansville, Indiana) took a crack at the top-left corner of the goal in the 64th minute from approximately 25 yards out, but the Mastodons’ keeper dove to make the save. Bordfeld had another chance a few minutes later that was also saved. USI had a flurry of shots in the latter minutes of the second half but could not sneak one by Castaneda before the final horn.
Both programs tallied 10 shots in the game, as Purdue Fort Wayne had six on goal and USI put five on target. Bordfeld put both of her shot attempts on goal, while Murphy had one shot on frame out of two attempts. Freshman forward Pilar Torres (Chula Vista, California) also took two shots in the match. Markland finished with a season-high five saves for Southern Indiana.
On Thursday, Southern Indiana will return to Ohio for the second consecutive week, taking on Miami (OH) University at 6 p.m. CT. Coverage links for the match at Miami (OH) can be found at usiscreamingeagles.com.
SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER
MISCUES COST USI VERSUS MERCER
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer could not overcome a pair of defensive miscues in falling Mercer University, 2-0, Sunday morning in the home opener at Strassweg Field. The Screaming Eagles start the year 0-2-0, while Mercer ends the first weekend of 2023 1-1-0.
USI trailed 1-0 after the first half after following a defensive breakdown at the 11:04 mark of the match. The Bears led the Eagles 7-5 in shots, putting a pair of shots on target.
The second half was a back and forth battle until USI senior midfielder Nick Faddis (St. Louis, Missouri) narrowly missed tying game at 63:11. Mercer responded six minutes later, 69:07, when the Bears split a pair of Eagle defenders for second tally of the match to seal the 2-0 contest.
Overall for the Eagles, USI was outshot, 15-10, but had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
NEXT UP FOR USI:
The Eagles return to the road September 1 when they visit the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for a noon contest. Green Bay started the year 0-1-0 and is playing Western Illinois University at home later this afternoon. The Phoenix opened the year with a 2-0 loss to the University of Memphis on August 24.
The Eagles are 1-2-0 all-time against Green Bay after losing a 3-1 decision last season at Strassweg Field. USI took the first meeting of the teams in 1980, 1-0, on the road, but lost, 1-0, in 1992 at the Quincy University Tournament.
STRONGMAN, WARREN REPRESENT VALPO ON ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
The Valpo volleyball team placed a pair of players on the All-Tournament Team following the conclusion of the EIU Volleyball Invitational on opening weekend, as the Beacons were represented by fifth-year middle Miranda Strongman (Wolverine Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central [LIU]) and redshirt sophomore right side Sam Warren (Kentland, Ind./South Newton).
Strongman opened the season with a team-high five blocks in Valpo’s sweep of Akron, and then posted seven kills on .538 hitting and a team-best five rejections later Friday night against the host Panthers. But the highlight of her tournament came on Saturday as Valpo swept ULM, as Strongman tallied five service aces in a six-serve span to close out the victory. The five aces matched the program record for service aces in a match in the 25-point era.
Warren enjoyed a strong weekend from the right side. She began with a career-high nine kills on .389 hitting and added four blocks in the win over Akron. Warren posted six kills against Eastern Illinois and closed the weekend by hitting .385 with five kills as the Beacons beat ULM.
For the weekend, Strongman hit .382 with 14 kills and team highs with 10 blocks and eight service aces, while Warren hit .294 with 20 kills and six blocks. For Strongman, it is the second All-Tournament accolade in her time at Valpo, as she was named to the MVC All-Tournament Team last season. Warren picked up the first All-Tournament Team honor of her collegiate career.
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*****MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS*****
|Baltimore||81||49||.623||–||40 – 25||41 – 24||26 – 15||18 – 7||16 – 10||7 – 3||L 1|
|Tampa Bay||80||52||.606||2||45 – 23||35 – 29||22 – 15||20 – 6||13 – 12||8 – 2||W 2|
|Toronto||71||60||.542||10.5||33 – 29||38 – 31||12 – 25||19 – 10||14 – 11||4 – 6||L 1|
|Boston||69||62||.527||12.5||36 – 30||33 – 32||19 – 14||16 – 10||14 – 12||6 – 4||L 1|
|NY Yankees||62||68||.477||19||36 – 33||26 – 35||16 – 26||12 – 10||16 – 13||2 – 8||L 2|
|Minnesota||68||63||.519||–||39 – 27||29 – 36||12 – 17||23 – 19||14 – 9||5 – 5||W 1|
|Cleveland||62||69||.473||6||33 – 33||29 – 36||12 – 13||19 – 21||13 – 12||4 – 6||W 1|
|Detroit||59||71||.454||8.5||28 – 37||31 – 34||5 – 20||25 – 15||10 – 15||5 – 5||L 2|
|Chi White Sox||52||79||.397||16||28 – 37||24 – 42||8 – 17||19 – 17||12 – 21||4 – 6||W 2|
|Kansas City||41||91||.311||27.5||23 – 40||18 – 51||6 – 18||13 – 27||6 – 19||2 – 8||L 3|
|Seattle||74||56||.569||–||37 – 28||37 – 28||12 – 15||20 – 13||22 – 11||9 – 1||W 3|
|Texas||73||57||.562||1||42 – 24||31 – 33||14 – 11||18 – 8||21 – 15||1 – 9||L 1|
|Houston||74||58||.561||1||35 – 31||39 – 27||12 – 12||13 – 12||26 – 17||4 – 6||W 2|
|LA Angels||63||68||.481||11.5||32 – 33||31 – 35||13 – 13||14 – 8||18 – 22||4 – 6||L 1|
|Oakland||38||93||.290||36.5||20 – 45||18 – 48||7 – 22||11 – 14||6 – 28||4 – 6||L 2|
|Atlanta||84||45||.651||–||44 – 22||40 – 23||27 – 8||16 – 6||15 – 11||7 – 3||L 1|
|Philadelphia||72||58||.554||12.5||39 – 25||33 – 33||16 – 19||14 – 8||16 – 14||7 – 3||W 3|
|Miami||66||65||.504||19||38 – 29||28 – 36||15 – 21||13 – 10||12 – 16||3 – 7||W 1|
|Washington||61||70||.466||24||29 – 36||32 – 34||15 – 24||12 – 14||14 – 14||7 – 3||L 1|
|NY Mets||60||71||.458||25||32 – 30||28 – 41||18 – 19||12 – 17||15 – 13||5 – 5||W 1|
|Milwaukee||73||57||.562||–||38 – 27||35 – 30||10 – 9||24 – 12||13 – 19||8 – 2||W 8|
|Chi Cubs||69||61||.531||4||35 – 30||34 – 31||11 – 17||24 – 15||9 – 8||7 – 3||W 2|
|Cincinnati||68||64||.515||6||31 – 34||37 – 30||13 – 16||16 – 23||17 – 12||5 – 5||L 1|
|Pittsburgh||58||73||.443||15.5||32 – 36||26 – 37||10 – 10||17 – 23||16 – 15||4 – 6||L 2|
|St. Louis||56||75||.427||17.5||28 – 37||28 – 38||11 – 15||14 – 22||10 – 16||2 – 8||L 3|
|LA Dodgers||80||49||.620||–||43 – 21||37 – 28||13 – 8||19 – 14||23 – 12||7 – 3||W 1|
|Arizona||69||62||.527||12||35 – 32||34 – 30||13 – 15||14 – 11||25 – 19||8 – 2||W 1|
|San Francisco||67||63||.515||13.5||36 – 30||31 – 33||13 – 18||18 – 9||18 – 11||3 – 7||W 1|
|San Diego||61||70||.466||20||35 – 33||26 – 37||15 – 14||8 – 18||17 – 22||3 – 7||L 3|
|Colorado||49||81||.377||31.5||28 – 33||21 – 48||14 – 17||11 – 13||8 – 27||3 – 7||W 1|
*****TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY*****
1884 New York Gotham pitcher Mickey Welch strikes out the first nine Cleveland Blues hitters to come to the plate, establishing a major league record. The mark will last until 1970 when Mets’ right-hander Tom Seaver strikes out the last ten San Diego batters he faces in a Shea Stadium contest.
1921 John Michaelson becomes the first person born in Finland to play in a major league game. The 27-year-old White Sox right-hander from Taivalkoski, who will also pitch his last game in just two days, posts an ERA of 10.12, appearing in only two games for Chicago.
1926 Using the same lineup in both games, the Indians sweep a twin bill from Boston at Fenway Park, 6-1 and 5-1. The Tribe’s right-hander Emil’ Dutch’ Levsen, who will become the last major league pitcher to win two complete-game victories in one day, accomplishes the feat when he throws consecutive four-hitters without striking out a batter in either game.
1932 Due to the anticipation of an eclipse, the Red Sox play a game against the Indians several days earlier than scheduled, beating the Tribe in 11 innings, 4-3. Three days later, Fenway goes dark for twenty minutes during the solar event.
1945 A moment in American history occurs in Brooklyn as Branch Rickey meets with Jackie Robinson to share his plans to integrate the major leagues. During the three-hour meeting, the Dodgers’ president will shout racial epithets to ‘test’ the 26-year-old ballplayer’s mettle to withstand the abuse which will come with being the first player to cross the color line this century.
1949 Jeff Heath becomes the first major leaguer to hit a ninth-inning game-tying pinch-hit home run, followed by an extra-inning walk-off round-tripper, giving Boston a 6-5 victory over the Reds in the tenth. The outfielder came off the bench and blasted reliever Ewell Blackwell’s first pitch to knot the score at 5-5 before taking the Whip deep again in the next frame, ending the Braves Field contest.
1951 The Giants’ 16-game winning streak ends when Howie Pollet six-hits the team in the Pirates’ 2-0 victory at the Polo Grounds. The consecutive victories enable Leo Durocher and his club to narrow the Dodgers’ lead from 13.5 to six.
1962 Al Jackson limits the opposing batters to three hits, going the distance in the Mets’ 2-0 victory over the Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium. The 26-year-old left-hander’s effort marks the fourth time he has blanked the opponents, accounting for all of the expansion team’s shutouts the entire season.
1967 Chico Ruiz, in the ninth inning of a Reds’ 3-2 loss to Philadelphia at Crosley Field, becomes the only major leaguer ever to pinch-hit for Johnny Bench. The 28-year-old Cuban infielder, with a runner on second, flies out to left field, standing in for the future Hall of Famer, who goes 0-for-3 in his first big-league game.
1967 Giants hurler Gaylord Perry begins the longest consecutive inning scoreless streak in franchise history when he shuts out the Dodgers at Candlestick Park, 7-0. The right-hander will not give up another run for 40 innings, a feat the son of a tenant farmer from North Carolina will repeat three seasons later.
1970 Tony Horton unexpectedly takes himself out of the lineup during the fifth inning of a doubleheader’s second game against California. The game will be his last in the major leagues, as a deep slump and the constant harassment from the Cleveland fans take a personal toll on the promising 25-year-old first baseman.
1971 In his first at-bat in the Little League World Series finale, Lloyd McClendon blasts a three-run homer, prompting the Chinese Taipei manager to order his pitchers to intentionally walk the 12-year-old for the rest of the game. The Gary, Indiana Little Leaguer, the future manager of the Pirates and Mariners, hit five home runs in five at-bats, all on the first pitch, and is walked in his other five plate appearances in the three games he plays in the tournament.
1971 The Cubs pay tribute to a longtime fan favorite with ‘Ron Santo Day’ at Wrigley Field. With 34,988 to honor the veteran third baseman, he goes 1-for-3 and scores a run, but it isn’t enough when Atlanta spoils the special day, beating Ferguson Jenkins and the hometown team, 4-3.
1971 Rick Wise hits two home runs, including a grand slam, en route to a complete-game victory in the Phillies’ 7-3 defeat of the Giants. Five weeks earlier, the 25-year-old right-hander hit two round-trippers while throwing a no-hitter against the Reds.
1977 Steve Garvey collects five extra-base hits in one game when he bashes three doubles and two homers, including a grand slam, in the Dodgers’ 11-0 rout over St. Louis at Chavez Ravine. The LA first baseman becomes just the fourth major leaguer to accomplish the feat, joining Lou Boudreau (1946 Indians – HR, four 2B), Joe Adcock (1954 Braves – four HR, 2B), and Willie Stargell (1970 Pirates – two HR, three 2B).
1990 Ellis Burks becomes only the second Red Sox player to hit two home runs in the same inning when he goes deep twice in Boston’s eight-run fourth frame during the team’s 12-4 rout of the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium. In 1928, second baseman Bill Regan became the first BoSox player to accomplish the feat when he homered twice, including an inside-the-park round-tripper in the top of the fourth inning against Chicago at Comiskey Park.
1990 Ryne Sandberg becomes the first second baseman to hit 30 home runs in consecutive seasons when he homers to deep left field off Bill Gullickson leading off the fourth inning in the Cubs’ 5-2 victory over Houston at the Astrodome. ‘Ryno’ will finish the season with 40 round-trippers, the most in the National League.
1992 In a 22-2 rout, the Blue Jays pitching staff yields 31 hits, of which 22 are singles, to help the Brewers set an American League record. The ‘Brew Crew’ scores in every inning except the fifth inning in the SkyDome contest.
1996 The Indians finish the season 12-0 against Detroit when they beat the hometown team at Tiger Stadium, 9-3. Cleveland, en route to a division title in the AL Central, becomes only the seventh team since 1900 to sweep a season series from an opponent.
1997 After a catcher’s interference call extends the sixth inning, Javy Lopez hits Darryl Kile’s next pitch for a three-run home run that proves to be the difference in the Braves’ 4-2 victory over the Astros at Turner Field. The frame appeared to be over when Ryan Klesco grounded out to short, going to first base when his bat hit Tony Eusebio’s glove.
2000 The players’ association, pleased with the November 1996 deal, exercises its option to extend the collective bargaining agreement, ensuring labor peace through October 31, 2001. The owners have expressed concerns about the expected move, believing the present CBA has widened the talent gap between the high and low-revenue markets due to escalating salaries.
2001 Alex Rodriguez becomes the ninth player and the second shortstop in major league history to hit 40 home runs in four consecutive seasons. The first shortstop to reach the plateau was Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, who accomplished the feat from 1957-60 for the Cubs.
2003 Eric Gagne earns his 44th straight save when he retires the side in order in the Dodgers’ 6-3 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The 27-year-old Los Angeles reliever’s effort, en route to expanding the mark to 55, establishes a new major league record, surpassing Tom Gordon, who had saved 43 in a row to begin a season with the Red Sox in 1998.
2003 Jose Reyes becomes the youngest player in major league history to hit a home run from each side of the plate. The 20-year-old shortstop accounts for all the Mets runs, hitting a solo shot from the right side off southpaw Mike Hampton and then, batting as a left-handed hitter in the ninth, a two-run dinger off right-hander Trey Hodges in the team’s 3-1 victory over Atlanta at Turner Field.
2005 Down three runs in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Hawaii ties Curacao, 6-6, sending the Little League championship game into extra innings for the first time since 1971. The Ewa Beach bunch beats the Caribbean champs, 7-6, when Michael Memea hits a walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh inning.
2007 Atop his right-field foul pole perch at Yankee Stadium, a not-so-shy squirrel watches the Bronx Bombers beat the Red Sox, 5-3. The bushy-tailed good luck charm has become a fan favorite, receiving standing ovations and cheers as he is shown on the scoreboard video screen scampering up and down on the pole.
2007 “The judgment that high school baseball players’ safety is more important than higher batting averages and more offense is a classic legislative judgment that the City Council could constitutionally make,” – JUDGE G.KOELTL, striking down arguments from opponents that the City Council acted outside its authority in seeking to protect health and safety of its constituents.
In a thirty-nine-page decision, US District Judge John G. Koeltl upholds a New York City law passed by the City Council in April over the veto of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, banning metal bats in high school baseball games. A coalition of bat manufacturers, the USA Baseball organization, various coaches, and some of the ballplayers’ parents begin legal action opposing the decision.
2008 The Cubs game against the Phillies at Wrigley Field becomes the first contest to be played using video replay available to umpires to review calls regarding fair or foul home runs, balls in or out of the ballpark, and fan interference determinations. Not employed in any of the three ballparks going online today, all major league clubs will use the new technology starting tomorrow.
2008 In the 11-2 victory over the Dodgers, Cristian Guzman becomes the second player in Nationals history to hit for the cycle, joining Brad Wilkerson, who accomplished the feat in 2005, the team’s first year in Washington, D.C. The 30-year-old shortstop completes his cycle with an eighth-inning triple.
2008 The Red Sox’s last regular-season game at Yankee Stadium is a fitting finale for the two rivals at the 85-year-old historic ballpark. Trailing 2-0, the Bronx Bombers rally late in the game, thanks to Jason Giambi’s seventh-inning pinch-hit two-run homer and his walk-off single in the ninth, to beat Boston, 3-2, avoiding a sweep and keeping their wild-card hopes alive.
2009 In the sixth inning, John Hester, appearing as a pinch-hitter, homers in his first major league at-bat in Arizona’s 14-7 victory over Houston. The 25-year-old catcher, who will hit six round-trippers in 93 games, becomes the 101st player to accomplish the feat and the second Diamondback player this season, joining Gerardo Parra, who also went deep in his first big league plate appearance in May.
2012 Starlin Castro agrees to a seven-year contract extension with the Cubs, including a club option for an eighth season in 2020. The 22-year-old shortstop, already a two-time All-Star, became the youngest player in National League history to lead the circuit in hits when he collected 207 last season.
2014 Working as a starter and reliever, Giants right-hander Yusmeiro Petit sets a major league record retiring his 46th consecutive batter when he fans Charlie Culberson in the third inning of the team’s 4-1 victory over Colorado at AT&T Park. The San Francisco hurler, best known for losing his bid for a perfect game with two outs and two strikes last September, breaks the 2009 mark established by Mark Buehrle, who made 45 batters in a row make an out while pitching for the White Sox.
2015 After seven unproductive seasons, the Mariners, suffering through the second-longest postseason drought in baseball, fire general manager Jack Zduriencik. The former much-touted Milwaukee scouting director, named by Baseball America in 2007 as the first non-GM to receive its Major League Executive of the Year Award, was given a contract extension a year ago when Seattle would finish the season with 87 victories.
2015 “Vin will be back for one more year (at least). God bless us, everyone” – JIMMY KIMMEL’s cue card message to the crowd. Team executive Magic Johnson, appearing on the Dodger Stadium video board, introduces Jimmy Kimmel to report “big, breaking news.” The ABC late-night television host, who waves to the fans without saying a word, displays a succession of cue cards, informing the Chavez Ravine crowd the 87-year-old Vin Scully will be returning to broadcast Dodgers games in 2016, his 67th season.
2016 The Endwell Little League wins the League World Series when Ryan Harlost tosses a five-hitter in the team’s 2-1 victory over South Korea. The boys from the Binghamton suburb become the first U.S.squad to win LLWS since Huntington Beach (CA) copped the crown in 2011 and the first from New York to win the title since 1964.
2020 On the same day MLB celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, Chadwick Boseman, the actor who portrayed the Brooklyn Dodgers star in the 2013 movie 42, dies of colon cancer. The 43-year-old actor, best known for the title role in Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther, played music legend James Brown and future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshal on the big screen.
2021 With the 6-3 Cardinals win over the Pirates at PNC Park, skipper Tony La Russa, with his 2,195th career triumph, moves past Sparky Anderson for third place for most victories by a big-league manager. Connie Mack (3,731) and John McGraw (2,763) are first and second on the all-time managerial list for the number of major league wins.
2022 A news release from Heritage Auctions reports a 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12,600,000, making the collectible the most valuable piece of sports memorabilia in the world. The winning bid for the Yankees superstar Topps item nearly doubles the previous record paid for a baseball card when a rare Honus Wagner fetched $7.25 million earlier this month.
*****BASEBALL HALL OF FAME******
“At the crack of the bat he’d be off with his back to the infield, and then he’d turn and glance over his shoulder at the last minute and catch the ball so easy it looked like there was nothing to it, nothing at all.” – Smoky Joe Wood
By the time Tris Speaker turned 22, he was already one of the best center fielders in the game, a player highly regarded for both his work at the plate and in the field.
A Texas native, Speaker began his career with the Red Sox, where he had one of the best seasons of his career in 1912. Speaker earned American League MVP honors that year by finishing first in the voting for the Chalmers Award, leading the AL in on-base percentage with a mark of .464 and carrying Boston to a World Series championship. Speaker had three different hitting streaks of at least 20 games that season. If not for an 0-for-5 day against the White Sox on June 16, Speaker would have hit in 51 straight games.
A tremendous contact hitter who could drive the ball into the gaps and down the line, Speaker led the American League in doubles eight times. Speaker led the Red Sox to another World Series title in 1915, but Boston traded him to the Indians at the start of the 1916 season following a contract dispute. In Speaker’s first season with the Indians, he led the AL in hits (211), doubles (51), batting average (.386), on-base percentage (.470) and slugging percentage (.502). It marked the first time since 1910 that Ty Cobb did not win the AL batting title.
Speaker took over as a player/manager during the 1919 season, a position he held through his final season in Cleveland in 1926. In his first full season as player/manager in 1920, Speaker reached his third World Series, helping the Indians capture the championship over Brooklyn.
Speaker was productive well into his later years in Cleveland, posting career-bests in average (.389) and on-base percentage (a league-leading .479) in 1925 at age 37. He rounded out his career with a season in Washington (where he struck out just eight times in 141 games) and another in Philadelphia, where he retired at age 40 after the 1928 season. He retired as the all-time leader in doubles with 792 and remains at the top of that list.
Beyond his offensive prowess, Speaker also stood out for his defense, earning praise from his peers for his speed, range and arm. Speaker was known for playing a very shallow center field, which helped him lead AL center fielders in assists eight times – while his ability to cover ground on balls hit over his head helped him lead AL center fielders in putouts seven times. His 450 career assists rank first in big league history among center fielders, while his 6,783 putouts rank second among center fielders to only Willie Mays’ 7,022.
“I still see more games lost by singles that drop just over the infield than a triple over the outfielder’s head,” Speaker said. “I learned early that I could save more games by cutting off some of those singles than I would lose by having an occasional extra base hit go over my head.”
Speaker was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937. He passed away on Dec. 8, 1958.
August 28, 1941 – The 8th Chicago Charities College Football All-Stars Game is played as the defending NFL champion Chicago Bears defeated the All-Star team 37-13 with a crowd of over 98,000 watching. The All-Star’s MVP of the game is none other than University of Minnesota running back George Franck.
August 28, 1942 – Again in Chicago, Illinois the city hosts the 9th annual Chicago Charities College Football All-Stars Game with the NFL champion Chicago Bears facing the college stars. The paid attendance of over 101,000 watched as the Bears blanked the collegians 21-0. The game’s MVP, always a College All-Star player, was Bruce Smith the halfback from the University of Minnesota.
August 28, 1955 – The very first NFL preseason sudden death overtime is played when the LA Rams defeated the NY Giants 23-17. Our Newspapers.com Football History Headline of the day comes from the Long Beach Independent there very next morning when they said:
YOUNGER, THARPE, WALLER STAR IN OVERTIME THRILLER
The LA Rams offense at that time were a powerhouse spearheaded by their talented Quarterback Norm Van Brocklin. They did not showcase the normal aerial onslaught they put most defenses through though, as the running game reined supreme in the Rams huddle on this day. Rookie Ron Waller returned a punt 43 yards to paydirt and another Rams Rook Corky Tharpe had some big gainers himself. Prior to the contest it was agreed that the game, if ending in a tie would be played using the new sudden death overtime rules. Tied it was as the Giants Alex Webster rough housed the ball over the line from the three to finish an 80 yard G-Men drive. Ed Price ran hard on fourth down early to score early and another field goal by the Giants completed their circuit of scoring. With the game tied at 17, the Rams Tank Younger capped off a 76 yard drive early in OT by plunging in to the end zone from one yard out.
August 28, 1945 – Jim Lynch was a former linebacker from the University of Notre Dame who was born on this day. In fact Lynch was the defensive captain of the 1966 Fighting Irish National Championship team. He played professionally for 11 seasons on the Kansas City Chiefs in both the AFL and the NFL. Lynch was selected to become a member of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992 so that his accomplishments on the college football field will forever be remembered.
August 28, 1956 – Ken Clarke was nose guard/defensive tackle hailing from Syracuse University. He played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings as he enjoyed a 14 year career in the league.
*****INDIANA FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME*****
Eastbrook High School
At Eastbrook, Jeff lettered in football, wrestling and baseball.
Manchester College, Ball State University
Jeff was a four-year letterman in football and was a co-captain his senior year.
In 2021, Coach Adamson achieved a significant milestone by winning his 300th game in the Sectional Championship game against Tipton. In 2020, the Eastbrook field was named “Jeff Adamson Stadium” in his honor. He was President of the IFCA in 2011-12. He was the Head Coach of the North All-Star Team in 2000 and was an Assistant Coach for the North in 1995 and 1998. He was named Chronicle-Tribune/WMRI Coach of the Decade for 1990-2000 and received the Claude Wolfe Alumni Coach of the Year Award from Manchester College in 2009. He was inducted into the Grant County Sports Hall of Fame in 2017. Adamson was also named Assistant Principal of the Year in 2017 by the Indiana Association of School Principals.
Jeff and his wife Kandi have three children: Anthony, Jeremy Porter and Sarah (Seth) Gressley. They have one granddaughter, Nora Gressley.
Prior to Coach Adamson taking over the football program in 1989, Eastbrook had only 8 winning seasons in 22 years. Since 1989, Eastbrook has won 17 Grant-4 Championships, 17 Conference Championships, 16 Sectionals, 7 Regionals, Four Semi-States and has been State Runner-up 4 times. Eastbrook has won 77% of their games and have been ranked in the Top 10 for 27 of the past 32 years. Under Jeff, Eastbrook has recorded 6 undefeated regular seasons.
******FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME******
Place of Birth: Eight Mile, OR
Date of Birth: Jan 05, 1892
Place of Death: LaJolla, CA
Date of Death: Jul 26, 1981
Jersey Number: 1
High School: Eugene, OR (Eugene HS)
John Beckett was described by a sports writer as “a man who can play any position on a football team.” He was a tackle for Oregon 1913-1916. In his senior season he was the team captain, did the punting, and sometimes played halfback. Against Oregon State he carried the ball 20 times and gained 100 yards. Oregon was chosen to play in the Rose Bowl and beat Pennsylvania 14-0. Among Beckett’s opponents in the Pennsylvania lineup were Lou Little, who became a Hall of Fame coach, and Bert Bell, who became commissioner of pro football. Beckett punted eight times for an average of 42 yards in the game. Beckett joined the Marines during his senior year in college. He was assigned to the marine base at Mare Island, California, and was on the football team. Again he was tackle, captain, and punter. And again he played in the Rose Bowl, as Mare Island defeated Camp Lewis 19-7. Both of Beckett’s teams, Oregon in 1916, and Mare Island in 1917, were undefeated. He is the only man to captain two Rose Bowl teams. Hugo Bezdek was his coach at Oregon and Mare Island, and Bezdek later coached a Penn State team which played in the Rose Bowl January 1, 1923. Beckett was born January 5, 1892, in Eight Mile, Oregon. He served 50 years in the Marines, reaching the rank of brigadier general. He coached Marine teams at Mare Island 1920, Quantico 1921-1924, San Diego 1925, 1931-32, with a record of 56- 19-3. He was assistant coach at Navy 1926-1928. Beckett died in 1981 at age 89
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2- 8 – 49 – 30 – 20 – 9 – 44 – 23 – 17
August 28, 1884 – MLB pitcher Mickey Welsh makes record for most consecutive batters struck out to begin a game, striking out the 1st 9 men he faces
August 28, 1918 – Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on umpire Tom Connolly
August 28, 1921 – New York Yankees legendary slugger, Babe Ruth started a streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
August 28, 1958 – American baseball player Nellie Fox, wearing Number 2 for the Chicago White Sox set a record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
August 28, 1960 – Chicago White Sox Number 8, Ted Kluszewski’s 3-run HR is disallowed as umpire called time
August 28, 1977 – New York Yankees pitcher Ron Guidry, Number 49 faced just 28 men as he and his Yankees teammates beat the Texas Rangers 1-0
August 28, 1977 – Nolan Ryan as a member of the California Angels and wearing the Number 30 uniform, strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
August 28, 1987 – Star Philadelphia Phillies third baseman, Mike Schmidt, Number 20 passed Ted Williams (Number 9) as well as (Number 44) Willie McCovey with 522 career home runs
August 28, 1990 – The Chicago Cub’s Ryne Sandberg, Number 23 became the first 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, in consecutive seasons
August 28, 2021 – MLB Los Angeles Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani, Number 17 becomes 1st player in team history to reach 20 stolen bases and hit 40 home runs in a season, in 10-2 win over San Diego Padres.
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|NY Yankees at Detroit||6:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Chi. White Sox at Baltimore||7:05pm||NBCS-CHI|
|Washington at Toronto||7:07pm||Sportsnet|
|Houston at Boston||7:10pm||ATTSN-SW|
|Texas at NY Mets||7:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Cleveland at Minnesota||7:40pm||Bally Sports|
|San Diego at St. Louis||7:45pm||Bally Sports|
|Milwaukee at Chi. Cubs||8:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Pittsburgh at Kansas City||8:10pm||FS1|
|Atlanta at Colorado||8:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Oakland at Seattle||9:40pm||Root Sports|
|Cincinnati at San Francisco||9:45pm||Bally Sports|
|Arizona at LA Dodgers||10:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Serie A: Salernitana vs Udinese||12:30pm||Paramonut+|
|La Liga: Getafe vs Deportivo Alavés||1:30pm||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Cagliari vs Internazionale||2:45pm||Paramonut+|
|La Liga: Rayo Vallecano vs Atlético Madrid||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|Las Vegas vs New York||7:00pm||ESPN2|