MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
BALTIMORE 2 NY METS 0
PHILADELPHIA 8 KANSAS CITY 4
MINNESOTA 5 ARIZONA 3
TEXAS 6 MIAMI 0
OAKLAND 8 SAN FRANCISCO 6
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5 CLEVELAND 3
TORONTO 13 BOSTON 1
HOUSTON 9 NY YANKEES 7
TAMPA BAY 10 DETROIT 6
SEATTLE 3 LA ANGELS 2 (10)
WASHINGTON 6 CINCINNATI 3
PITTSBURGH 4 MILWAUKEE 1
COLORADO 1 ST. LOUIS 0
CHICAGO CUBS 6 ATLANTA 4
LA DODGERS 8 SAN DIEGO 2
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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS AT GWINNETT CANCELED
WISCONSIN 5 SOUTH BEND 2
SOUTH BEND 3 WISCONSIN 0
GREAT LAKES 13 FORT WAYNE 3
ATLANTA 82 INDIANA 73
NEW YORK 99 LAS VEGAS 61
LOS ANGELES 91 WASHINGTON 83
CHICAGO 104 DALLAS 96
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
DALLAS 4 MIAMI 4
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN AT BISHOP CHATARD, 7 P.M.
BEN DAVIS AND CARMEL AT WESTFIELD (THREE-TEAM JAMBOREE), 7 P.M.
CATHEDRAL AT FRANKLIN CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
BROWNSBURG AT CENTER GROVE, 6 P.M.
PERRY MERIDIAN AT MT. VERNON, 7 P.M.
NOBLESVILLE AT NORTH CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
KOKOMO AT ZIONSVILLE, 7 P.M.
LAWRENCE CENTRAL AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, 7 P.M.
MOORESVILLE AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS, 7:30 P.M.
AVON AT WARREN CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
LAWRENCE NORTH AT FISHERS, 7 P.M.
SCECINA AT NEW PALESTINE, 7 P.M.
COLUMBUS EAST AT MARTINSVILLE, 7 P.M.
WESTERN BOONE AT SPEEDWAY, 7 P.M.
BEECH GROVE AT INDIAN CREEK, 7 P.M.
PARK TUDOR AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, 7 P.M.
LAFAYETTE JEFF AT PIKE, 7 P.M.
PLAINFIELD AT TRI-WEST, 6 P.M.
HAMILTON HEIGHTS AT ALEXANDRIA, 7 P.M.
DECATUR CENTRAL AT SOUTHPORT, 7 P.M.
MUNCIE CENTRAL AT GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
RONCALLI AT FRANKLIN, 7 P.M.
COLUMBUS NORTH AT GREENWOOD, 7 P.M.
WEST LAFAYETTE AT DANVILLE, 7 P.M.
LEBANON AT BREBEUF JESUIT, 7 P.M.
LUTHERAN AT GUERIN CATHOLIC, 7 P.M.
COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT CARDINAL RITTER, 7:30 P.M.
SHELBYVILLE AND SALEM AT MADISON (THREE-TEAM JAMBOREE), 6:30 P.M.
EASTERN HANCOCK HOSTING JAMBOREE WITH SHENANDOAH, MONROE CENTRAL AND NORTH DECATUR, 7 P.M.
CASCADE AT PARKE HERITAGE, 7 P.M.
HOMESCHOOL CRIMSON KNIGHTS AT EDINBURGH, 7 P.M.
LAPEL AT HAGERSTOWN, 7 P.M.
MONROVIA AT BROWN COUNTY, 7 P.M.
MILAN AT TRITON CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
COVINGTON AT SHORTRIDGE, 7 P.M.
WASHINGTON AT PHALEN ACADEMY, 7 P.M.
IRVINGTON PREP VS. PURDUE POLY, AT HOWE, 7 P.M.
TINDLEY VS. TECH, AT BROAD RIPPLE, 7 P.M.
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL AT TRI, 7 P.M.
CRAWFORDSVILLE AT SHERIDAN, 7 P.M.
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 1
|BOYLE COUNTY (KY.)||AT||GIBSON SOUTHERN||6:00 PM|
|CENTER GROVE||VS.||ST. EDWARD (OHIO)||12:05 AM|
|SOUTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL||AT||PHALEN ACADEMY||5:00 PM|
BIG 10 WEEKLY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA
MARYLAND VS. CHARLOTTE
PENN STATE VS. DELAWARE
MINNESOTA VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS AT KANSAS
INDIANA VS. INDIANA STATE
IOWA AT IOWA STATE
NEBRASKA AT COLORADO
PURDUE AT VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. RICHMOND
RUTGERS VS. TEMPLE
MICHIGAN VS. UNLV
NORTHWESTERN VS. UTEP
WISCONSIN AT WASHINGTON STATE
OHIO STATE VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. BOWLING GREEN
WISCONSIN VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
INDIANA VS. LOUISVILLE (IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
MINNESOTA AT NORTH CAROLINA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN AT DUKE
ILLINOIS VS. PENN STATE
PURDUE VS. SYRACUSE
MARYLAND VS. VIRGINIA
RUTGERS VS. VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. WASHINGTON
IOWA VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. WESTERN KENTUCKY
INDIANA VS. AKRON
ILLINOIS VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC
PENN STATE VS. IOWA
NEBRASKA VS. LOUISIANA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MARYLAND
NORTHWESTERN VS. MINNESOTA
OHIO STATE AT NOTRE DAME
MICHIGAN VS. RUTGERS
PURDUE VS. WISCONSIN
PURDUE VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. INDIANA
MINNESOTA VS. LOUISIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
NORTHWESTERN VS. PENN STATE
RUTGERS VS. WAGNER
NORTHWESTERN VS. HOWARD
OHIO STATE VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS VS. NEBRASKA
IOWA VS. PURDUE
WISCONSIN VS. RUTGERS
MARYLAND VS. ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN VS. INDIANA
WISCONSIN VS. IOWA
RUTGERS VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. OHIO STATE
PENN STATE VS. UMASS
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MINNESOTA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHWESTERN
OHIO STATE VS. PENN STATE
INDIANA VS. RUTGERS
ILLINOIS VS. WISCONSIN
PENN STATE VS. INDIANA
NORTHWESTERN VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
WISCONSIN VS. OHIO STATE
NEBRASKA VS. PURDUE
MINNESOTA VS. ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN VS. IOWA (IN CHICAGO, IL)
MICHIGAN STATE VS. NEBRASKA
RUTGERS VS. OHIO STATE
MARYLAND VS. PENN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. PURDUE
INDIANA VS. WISCONSIN
ILLINOIS VS. INDIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MARYLAND
PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NORTHWESTERN
IOWA VS. RUTGERS
IOWA VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. MICHIGAN
INDIANA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
OHIO STATE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NEBRASKA
NORTHWESTERN VS. PURDUE
PENN STATE VS. RUTGERS
NEBRASKA VS. IOWA
FRIDAY, NOV. 24
PURDUE VS. INDIANA
RUTGERS VS. MARYLAND
ILLINOIS VS. NORTHWESTERN
MICHIGAN VS. OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN STATE VS. PENN STATE
MINNESOTA VS. WISCONSIN
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, AUG. 26
NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (DUBLIN, IRELAND) | 2:30 P.M. | NBC
MERCER VS. NORTH ALABAMA (MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
JACKSONVILLE STATE VS. UTEP | 5:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. UMASS | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. OHIO | 7 P.M. | FS1
VANDERBILT VS. HAWAI’I | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
JACKSON STATE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (ATLANTA, GEORGIA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
USC VS. SAN JOSE STATE | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
LOUISIANA TECH VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
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
NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
HOUSTON AT NEW ENGLAND, 7:00
MINNESOTA AT SEATTLE, 10:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
N.Y. GIANTS AT DETROIT, 7:00
GREEN BAY AT CINCINNATI, 7:00
ATLANTA AT MIAMI, 7:00
PITTSBURGH AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
WASHINGTON AT CLEVELAND, 7:30
DENVER AT ARIZONA, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
INDIANAPOLIS AT BUFFALO, 1:00
TENNESSEE AT CHICAGO, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT CAROLINA, 4:00
JACKSONVILLE AT DALLAS, 5:00
PHILADELPHIA AT BALTIMORE, 7:00
L.A. CHARGERS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
KANSAS CITY AT NEW ORLEANS, 1:00
SAN FRANCISCO AT LAS VEGAS, 4:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
CLEVELAND AT PHILADELPHIA, 7:30
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
CAROLINA AT N.Y. GIANTS, 7:00
CINCINNATI AT ATLANTA, 7:30
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
JACKSONVILLE AT DETROIT, 1:00
MIAMI AT HOUSTON, 4:00
BUFFALO AT PITTSBURGH, 6:30
CHICAGO AT INDIANAPOLIS, 7:00
TAMPA BAY AT N.Y. JETS, 7:30
KANSAS CITY AT ARIZONA, 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT GREEN BAY, 8:00
TENNESSEE AT MINNESOTA, 8:00
DENVER AT SAN FRANCISCO, 8:30
LAS VEGAS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
DALLAS AT SEATTLE, 10:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
NEW ORLEANS AT L.A. CHARGERS, 7:05
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
BALTIMORE AT WASHINGTON (ESPN), 8:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA, 7:30
INDIANAPOLIS AT PHILADELPHIA (PRIME VIDEO), 8:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
DETROIT AT CAROLINA (CBS), 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT TENNESSEE, 8:15
L.A. CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
BUFFALO AT CHICAGO, 1:00
SEATTLE AT GREEN BAY, 1:00
CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY, 1:00
ARIZONA AT MINNESOTA, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT N.Y. GIANTS, 6:00
CINCINNATI AT WASHINGTON, 6:05
MIAMI AT JACKSONVILLE, 7:00
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
LAS VEGAS AT DALLAS, 8:00
L.A. RAMS AT DENVER, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
HOUSTON AT NEW ORLEANS (FOX), 8:00
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
TOP NATIONAL RELEASES/HEADLINES
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS
MLB ROUNDUP: BLUE JAYS CRUSH RED SOX FOR SERIES SWEEP
Davis Schneider had four hits, including a two-run home run, and drove in four runs on Sunday to help the visiting Toronto Blue Jays complete a three-game sweep by beating the Boston Red Sox 13-1.
Brandon Belt, George Springer, Matt Chapman and Kevin Kiermaier each had two hits for the Blue Jays, who scored four runs in the third, two in the fourth, five in the fifth, one in the seventh and one in the eighth.
Triston Casas hit his 17th home run of the season for Boston, which has lost four games in a row and seven of its last eight.
Blue Jays starter Chris Bassitt (11-6) surrendered one run on seven hits in seven innings to earn the win. He struck out six and walked three. Chris Murphy (1-1) took the loss after allowing six runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief.
Rangers 6, Marlins 0
Andrew Heaney logged 5 2/3 scoreless innings as Texas blanked Miami to complete a three-game sweep in Arlington, Texas.
Heaney (9-6) allowed just four hits while walking two and striking out four to win his fourth consecutive decision. His last loss was on July 8. Nathaniel Lowe smacked a two-run homer and Marcus Semien, Ezequiel Duran and Adolis Garcia each added solo shots for the Rangers, who are riding a six-game win streak.
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara (4-10) took the loss after surrendering five runs (four earned) on six hits in six innings. He struck out seven without issuing a walk. Yuli Gurriel doubled and singled for the Marlins, who were shut out for the eighth time this season.
White Sox 5, Guardians 3
Elvis Andrus had a tiebreaking two-run single in the ninth inning as Chicago rallied past host Cleveland in the deciding game of a three-game series.
Cleveland closer Emmanuel Clase (1-6) tried to protect a 3-2 lead in the ninth, but the first two batters, Eloy Jimenez and Andrew Vaughn, singled. After a pair of strikeouts put the Guardians an out from the win, third baseman Brayan Rocchio made back-to-back throwing errors to first, allowing the tying run to score.
Andrus then rolled a single up the middle to score two more runs for a 5-3 lead. Andrus had three hits for Chicago, which had lost five of six.
Astros 9, Yankees 7
Jake Meyers hit a mammoth tiebreaking homer with one out in the sixth inning for his second three-run shot of the game as visiting Houston hung on for a victory over New York.
Meyers hit a three-run homer off Yankees starter Carlos Rodon in the second and then snapped a 5-5 tie in the sixth with a 423-foot drive to left field against Wandy Peralta (3-2). Yordan Alvarez added a two-run shot in the third off Rodon, who exited later in the inning with left hamstring tightness.
Gleyber Torres homered and hit an RBI double for the Yankees, who play 19 of their next 25 games on the road.
Twins 5, Diamondbacks 3
Matt Wallner hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to rally Minnesota over Arizona in Minneapolis.
With the score tied, Wallner drove an 0-1 fastball by Arizona reliever Paul Sewald (3-2) over the wall in right-center to drive in Jorge Polanco, who had walked. The Twins, who won their fourth straight, trailed 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth but tied it when Max Kepler hit a first-pitch homer — his 18th.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and Corbin Carroll added two hits, two walks, a steal and a run for Arizona, which dropped its sixth straight game. The Diamondbacks lost for the 14th time in their last 17 games despite setting a single-game franchise record with eight stolen bases.
Orioles 2, Mets 0
Kyle Bradish and four relievers combined on a four-hitter as Baltimore completed a three-game sweep of visiting New York.
The Orioles, who have won seven of their last eight games, compiled their second series sweep since the All-Star break. They won Sunday’s game without a run-producing hit. Cionel Perez (4-1) was the winning pitcher with 1 1/3 innings of relief.
Mets starter Jose Quintana was a hard-luck loser, permitting two runs and six hits in six-plus innings. Quintana (0-3) struck out six and walked two. Mark Vientos led off the ninth with a double, but he didn’t advance as Felix Bautista induced a pair of flyouts before striking out Daniel Vogelbach to end the game.
Nationals 6, Reds 3
Lane Thomas capped a big series with a home run and three RBIs as Washington swept a three-game set against host Cincinnati.
CJ Abrams and Thomas hit the first two pitches of the game, and first two of right-hander Lyon Richardson’s career, for a pair of 400-foot homers en route to a four-run first inning. Abrams finished with four of Washington’s 10 hits, stole two bases and scored twice.
Cincinnati got solo home runs from Joey Votto and TJ Friedl along with an RBI hit by Stuart Fairchild. Richardson (0-1), pressed into duty Sunday with an injury to Reds starter Ben Lively, allowed four runs on four hits and three walks in three innings. He struck out two.
Mariners 3, Angels 2 (10 innings)
Eugenio Suarez drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning as Seattle completed a four-game sweep of Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif.
J.P. Crawford and Teoscar Hernandez homered for the Mariners, who have won five in a row and 10 of their past 12 to pull within 2 1/2 games of Toronto for the American League’s third and final wild-card berth. Matt Thaiss went deep for the Angels, who suffered their sixth straight loss to fall below .500.
Both starters were outstanding. The Angels’ Chase Silseth threw seven innings and gave up two runs on four hits, fanning a career-high 12 batters. Mariners rookie right-hander Bryce Miller went five innings and matched a career high with 10 strikeouts. Miller allowed one run on five hits and didn’t walk a batter.
Rays 10, Tigers 6
Yandy Diaz, Wander Franco and Brandon Lowe each hit home runs as visiting Tampa Bay slugged past Detroit.
That trio — the top three batters in the Rays’ order — combined for seven hits, seven runs and five RBIs. Josh Lowe produced from lower in the order, driving in two runs.
Kerry Carpenter had three hits, including a two-run homer, and scored three times for the Tigers.
Phillies 8, Royals 4
Philadelphia smashed three home runs and right-hander Taijuan Walker overcame a shaky beginning to notch his 13th victory as the Phillies rallied to beat visiting Kansas City.
Walker (13-4) threw 95 pitches over seven innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and a walk. He struck out just two, but with his 13th victory, he now has the most wins in the major leagues along with the Chicago Cubs’ Justin Steele.
Bryson Stott, Kyle Schwarber and Nick Castellanos went deep for Philadelphia, while MJ Melendez homered for the Royals. Kansas City starter Zack Greinke (1-12) lasted just four innings, giving up seven hits and five runs.
Pirates 4, Brewers 1
Johan Oviedo pitched seven innings of two-hit shutout ball and Connor Joe, Endy Rodriguez and Bryan Reynolds each homered to power Pittsburgh to a split in its four-game road series against Milwaukee.
Oviedo (6-11) was dominant, only allowing hits to William Contreras, who had a single in the first and a double in the sixth.
Four of Pittsburgh’s six hits came off Milwaukee starter Brandon Woodruff (1-1), who struck out nine in five innings but took the loss.
Cubs 6, Braves 4
Justin Steele whiffed seven over 5 1/3 innings and Chicago used a three-run fifth inning to earn a victory over visiting Atlanta.
The Cubs entered the home half of the fifth down 3-2, but Ian Happ and Jeimer Candelario hit RBI singles with Cody Bellinger chipping in an RBI double. Steele (13-3) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits with four walks to tie for the MLB lead with his 13th win.
Ozzie Albies led the charge for the Braves with three hits. Ronald Acuna Jr. and Matt Olson had two hits apiece and totaled nine RBIs across the series, with Olson driving in six of them.
Rockies 1, Cardinals 0
Austin Gomber and three relievers combined on a shutout as visiting Colorado edged St. Louis.
Gomber (9-8) allowed six hits and three walks in his six innings against his former team. Tyler Kinley, Brent Suter, Justin Lawrence combined to get the last nine outs for the Rockies, who took two of three games in the series. Lawrence earned his ninth save.
The Cardinals left 15 men on base and went 0-for-9 hitting with runners in scoring position. They lost for the seventh time in their last 10 games. Reliever Zack Thompson (2-4) was the Cardinals’ opener in a bullpen start while Miles Mikolas completed his suspension. Thompson struck out eight batters in four innings and allowed one run.
Athletics 8, Giants 6
Nick Allen belted two homers and Shea Langeliers hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning to lift host Oakland to a win over San Francisco.
Allen, who had homered just once this season, went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. Kirby Snead (1-0) picked up the win by striking out the side in the sixth.
LaMonte Wade Jr. went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run, while Patrick Bailey went 2-for-3 with two walks, an RBI and a run for the Giants, who have dropped two straight games after winning seven of the previous nine. Luke Jackson (1-1) took the loss.
Dodgers 8, Padres 2
Amed Rosario hit a two-run homer in the first and Freddie Freeman capped a four-run second with a three-run blast as visiting Los Angeles defeated San Diego.
Lance Lynn (8-9) improved to 2-0 as a Dodger, holding the Padres to a solo home run by Gary Sanchez over six innings. Mookie Betts added his 30th homer of the season while Enrique Hernandez went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run.
Rich Hill (7-11), making his debut in San Diego after the Padres acquired him from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline along with first baseman/designated hitter Ji Man Choi, gave up six runs on four hits and a walk with four strikeouts in three innings in his shortest outing of 2023. Jake Cronenworth added a solo shot.
LINEBACKER JUSTIN HOUSTON AGREES TO 1-YEAR CONTRACT WITH THE CAROLINA PANTHERS
(AP) — The Carolina Panthers agreed to terms with four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Justin Houston on a one-year contract on Sunday.
Houston, a 12-year NFL veteran, gives the Panthers the veteran edge rusher they sought to play opposite Brian Burns. Houston has 111 1/2 sacks during his career, including 9 1/2 last season for the Baltimore Ravens.
Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer had previously said the Panthers were seeking to add an edge rusher for Carolina’s new 3-4 defensive scheme to help take some of the pressure off Burns, a Pro Bowl player last season.
Houston’s best season came in 2014 when he was selected as an All-Pro, finishing with 22 sacks while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 34-year-old Houston was a third-round pick by the Chiefs in 2011 and spent eight seasons in Kansas City. He played two years in Indianapolis before spending the past two with the Ravens.
The Panthers finished 7-10 last season and have not been to the playoffs in the past five seasons.
EAGLES SIGN LINEBACKERS MYLES JACK, ZACH CUNNINGHAM
The Philadelphia Eagles addressed the biggest question mark on their roster by signing veteran linebackers Myles Jack and Zach Cunningham to one-year deals, the team announced Sunday.
Last season’s NFC champions lost a few defensive starters to free agency, including linebackers T.J. Edwards to the Chicago Bears and Kyzir White to the Arizona Cardinals. Second-year Eagles player Nakobe Dean and sixth-year player Nicholas Morrow, a starter last season in Chicago, are expected to step in as the new starters.
Jack, 27, spent six seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2016-21) before playing in 2022 for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started 13 of 15 games and recorded 104 tackles (61 solo).
For his career, the second-round pick out of UCLA in 2016 has 617 tackles (396 solo), 6.5 sacks, 22 tackles for loss and three interceptions in 103 games (95 starts).
The Steelers released Jack in March and he had been an unrestricted free agent.
Cunningham, 28, played last season for the Tennessee Titans, and was limited to six games (all starts) because of an elbow injury. He made 24 tackles (15 solo). The Titans released him in February.
A second-round selection out of Vanderbilt by the Houston Texans in 2017, Cunningham played from 2017 to 2021 for the Texans. He led the NFL with 164 total tackles and 106 solo tackles in 2020.
The Texans waived him in December 2021 and the Titans claimed him the next day. He started last four games for Tennessee that season.
For his career, Cunningham has 620 tackles (392 solo) and 6.5 sacks in 82 games (76 starts).
In corresponding moves to make room on the 90-player roster, Philadelphia waived injured wide receiver Charleston Rambo and released linebacker Davion Taylor. The team also signed offensive lineman Josh Andrews, who has played for five different NFL teams, including the Eagles in 2015-16.
MARINA MABREY (32 POINTS) ON TARGET AS SKY TOP WINGS
Marina Mabrey scored 32 points and Kahleah Copper added 23 to lift the visiting Chicago Sky to a 104-96 victory over the Dallas Wings on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.
Mabrey made 8 of 14 shots from the floor and 13 of 14 attempts from the free-throw line for the Sky (12-15), who have scored 104 points in each contest during their three-game winning streak.
Chicago also recorded a sweep of the three-game season series. The Sky posted a 94-88 win over Dallas at home on May 28 and a 104-89 decision on Friday.
Dana Evans made all nine of her foul shots and finished with 14 points off the bench for Chicago, which made 85.7 percent of its shots from the charity stripe (30 of 35).
Dallas’ Satou Sabally collected 25 points and eight assists, and Natasha Howard followed up her first career triple-double by scoring 24 points. Arike Ogunbowale added 14 points before being ejected for making contact with an official late in the fourth quarter.
Tempers flared late in the third quarter between Evans and Dallas’ Odyssey Sims after the latter was called for an offensive foul. The players exchanged words before teammates and coaches separated them, resulting in a double technical foul as well as an ejection for Chicago forward Ruthy Hebard for leaving the bench.
The sequence appeared to ignite a spark under the Sky, who scored 21 of the next 35 points to seize an 82-72 lead early in the fourth quarter. Dallas halted the surge by making baskets on consecutive possessions before Mabrey and Copper each sank a 3-pointer and Copper added two more free throws to give Chicago a 90-78 lead with 4:43 to play.
The Wings (15-13) chipped away and Howard drained a 3-pointer to trim their deficit to four with 1:49 remaining. However, Mabrey made three free throws and Copper converted a layup to seal the victory.
Sabally sank a jumper to give the Wings a 34-33 lead with 4:45 remaining in the second quarter before Mabrey scored eight points during Chicago’s 13-3 run to close the quarter. Mabrey drained a mid-range jumper and a 3-pointer before capping the Sky’s surge by converting a three-point play.
NNEKA OGWUMIKE SCORES 20 POINTS AS SPARKS DEFEAT MYSTICS
Nneka Ogwumike scored 20 points to lead five players in double figures Sunday as the Los Angeles Sparks rallied in the final three minutes to earn a 91-83 win over the Washington Mystics in Washington, D.C.
Ogwumike canned a short jumper with 2:14 left to give Los Angeles (10-18) the lead for good at 79-78, then fed Karlie Samuelson for a critical 3-pointer with 1:19 left for an 83-78 advantage. Rae Burrell and Jordin Canada combined to make eight straight free throws in the last 33 seconds.
Azura Stevens added 17 before fouling out for the Sparks, who won for just the third time in 14 games. Canada contributed 15 points and seven assists, while Samuelson tallied 13 points and Zia Cooke netted 10 off the bench.
Tianna Hawkins scored a game-high 23 points for the Mystics (13-14), while Brittney Sykes added 17 and Natasha Cloud hit for 13 points. Sykes was ejected with 33 seconds left in the game after drawing her second technical foul as Washington lost for the sixth time in eight games.
Washington led 71-61 with 8:42 remaining in the game after Li Meng sank a 3-pointer and still owned an eight-point cushion as late as 6:06 to play. But Los Angeles outscored the Mystics 22-6 over the final 5:59, allowing only two field goals in that span.
Los Angeles controlled most of the first half behind Stevens and Ogwumike, who had their way with a Washington team that has experienced difficulties lately against any opponent with a decent scoring presence inside.
Stevens, who led the Sparks in scoring with 19 points in Friday night’s 79-77 loss, hit all six of her shots in the first half to lead all scorers with 13. And Ogwumike added 11 points, going 5 of 6 at the foul line, as Los Angeles established a 43-36 lead at the break.
But the Mystics suddenly clicked into rhythm with 29 third quarter points, leaning on Hawkins to do the damage. She pumped in 12 points in the quarter as Washington turned a seven-point deficit into a 65-61 advantage going to the fourth period.
SABRINA IONESCU DOMINATES AS LIBERTY ROUT ACES
Sabrina Ionescu electrified the crowd with 31 points, Breanna Stewart added 23 and the New York Liberty steamrolled the Las Vegas Aces 99-61 on Sunday to even the season series between the superteams at one game apiece.
Ionescu made 12 of 19 field goals and 6 of 10 3-pointers for the Liberty (22-6), who avenged their 98-81 defeat at Las Vegas (24-3) on June 29. Stewart scored 18 of her points in the second half and Jonquel Jones racked up 12 points and 14 rebounds on the day.
Courtney Vandersloot posted 10 points and moved into second place on the WNBA’s all-time assists list with her 2,600th career helper, a feed to Jones that made it 86-53 with 8:48 to play. Vandersloot finished with six assists and is 635 shy of eclipsing Sue Bird’s all-time mark of 3,234.
As a team, New York canned 17 of 38 triples despite starting 1-for-8 from deep. They shot 38-for-76 from the field overall compared to the Aces’ 23-for-70 clip and outrebounded Las Vegas 48-24.
Jackie Young scored 16 points to lead the Aces, who charted season lows in points, made field goals and assists. Chelsea Gray supplied 15 points and Kelsey Plum added 12. A’Ja Wilson chipped in nine points and seven rebounds.
The Liberty busted the game open with a 22-4 run to start the second half that Betnijah Laney punctuated with a 3-pointer to grow New York’s lead to 71-48 at the 3:12 mark of the third quarter. Laney finished with 13 points and nine boards.
Ionescu’s silky feed to Jones for an easy layup with 18 seconds left capped the Liberty’s explosive third quarter that saw them outscore Las Vegas 30-9 to carry a 79-53 lead into the fourth.
New York’s lead grew to as many 42 on Jones’ layup that made it 97-55 with 5:22 left in the game.
The Liberty used an 8-0 run to jump ahead 12-6, but the Aces responded with their own eight-point surge to reclaim the lead in an energetic first quarter that ended with the visitors ahead 22-19.
Ionescu kept the energy pumping with a dazzling display from beyond the arc that swung the momentum over to New York in the second quarter.
The 2023 3-point contest winner buried 5 of 6 treys in the second period, including back-to-back 3s to polish off a 10-0 Liberty run to begin the quarter that put New York ahead for good.
Ionescu exploded for 23 first-half points on 9-of-14 shooting as the Liberty led 49-44 at halftime. Young led Las Vegas with 13 points.
DREAM HAND STRUGGLING FEVER ANOTHER LOSS
Rhyne Howard had 24 points and Allisha Gray finished with 21 points and four assists in the Atlanta Dream’s 82-73 victory Sunday over the visiting Indiana Fever.
Atlanta (15-13) improved to 8-6 at home, bouncing back after losing its previous two games at the Las Vegas Aces and Phoenix Mercury last week.
Indiana (7-21) has lost 14 of its last 16 games.
Cheyenne Parker had 16 points and six rebounds and Nia Coffey nine points for Atlanta.
The Fever were led by rookie Aliyah Boston’s season-high-matching 25 points with 10 rebounds.
Kelsey Mitchell added 20 points and former Dream guard Erica Wheeler had 15.
Boston, playing with five fouls, made jump shots in back-to-back possessions to cut the Dream’s to 76-71 with 1:11 left.
Atlanta’s Danielle Robinson answered with a layup on the following possession.
After Wheeler committed a turnover, Parker made a jump shot to increase the lead to 80-71 with 43 seconds remaining.
Nine different players for the Dream recorded at least one assist. They finished with 23 assists on their 30 made field goals.
After Wheeler made a layup with 3:28 left in the second quarter to cut the Dream’s lead to 34-30, Atlanta outscored Indiana 9-4 the rest of the half to take a 43-34 lead at halftime.
Howard, Coffey, Gray and Parker outscored Indiana 37-34 at that point.
The quartet made 15 of 30 shots from the field by halftime while Indiana as a team was 13 of 31.
Atlanta is now 10-2 this season when leading at halftime.
The Dream outscored Indiana 9-4 to start the second half to lead 52-38 with 6:03 left in the third quarter.
Howard and Parker each made a 3-pointer in that span.
Atlanta took a 62-50 lead into the fourth quarter behind seven points in the third quarter each from Howard and Gray.
Indiana outscored Atlanta 19-8 to start the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 70-67 with 5:04 left.
Mitchell had 12 fourth-quarter points for the Fever.
COLUMN: IT’S NOT CONFERENCE REALIGNMENT. IT’S CONSOLIDATION AND NO ONE IS SAFE IN THE DASH FOR CASH
Don’t call it conference realignment. Call it college football consolidation. Recent history suggests few are safe from being the next to get squeezed out.
And even if your school makes the cut it can come with a cost.
What was once a Big Six in major college football conferences became a Power Five and is now down to four after the Big 12 and Big Ten, motivated by a dwindling pool of television network dollars, carved up the Pac-12 over the course of about 36 hours last week.
The last time college football lost a power conference was right before the Bowl Championship Series was transformed into the College Football Playoff in 2014.
Don’t think it is a coincidence the latest hit came one year before the CFP — and the revenue it creates — expands.
“Once USC and UCLA went to the Big Ten (last year), I knew this was all going to happen,” former Big East Commissioner Mike Tranghese said. “We now have total chaos.”
The Pac-whatever might survive, but it will never be the same.
Tranghese has been through this before. The Big East was a so-called BCS conference back in the day, and the first deemed dispensable. The Atlantic Coast Conference did the majority of the damage over a span of about a decade, starting with poaching Miami, Boston College and Virginia Tech in 2003.
“I held a press conference and I said my great fear is that people are going to look around and say we can do this,” Tranghese told AP. “Here it is, some 20 years later and people are moving around like there’s no hesitancy in moving. None whatsoever.”
Tranghese kept the Big East afloat and relevant in football. Dismayed by the experience, he left the job and was not around when the ACC circled back to finish the job.
By the time the CFP was unveiled in 2014, the Big East was out of the football business. The American Athletic Conference was birthed from its remnants, quickly confined to the so-called Group of Five conferences and cordoned off from the largest piles of cash TV networks were willing to pay for top-tier college football.
Now the line is about to be redrawn. The TV networks have less money to go around, and have come to realize that paying for Washington State and Oregon State doesn’t make sense when all they really want is Washington and Oregon.
“It’s interesting that the Big Ten and the SEC have separated themselves, and now it’s the race to who’s going to be third,” said Karl Benson, who oversaw the Western Athletic Conference as it was torn apart by realignment in the late 1990s and 2000s.
The Big 12 was a winner in this round of realignment, but what about next time? It’s already apparent the next match of this survivor series will pit it against the ACC, where Florida State is telling everyone its not happy.
The ACC’s contractual obligations seem to be the only thing keeping it from being raided. If deals don’t hold, everything about the trajectory of college sports over the last decade points toward the SEC and Big Ten stripping the most valuable parts of the ACC and the Big 12 picking through the leftovers.
But why stop there?
At what point do networks decide they’re done paying for Purdue and Indiana to get Ohio State and Michigan in the Big Ten? When do Georgia and Alabama look across the table during an SEC meeting at Missouri and Mississippi State and ask, “What would you say you do here?”
Where is the NCAA in all this? Lobbying Congress for laws to rein in how college athletes can earn money from their fame. Athletes cashing in and having more freedom than ever to choose where they play has literally become a federal issue.
Missouri football coach Eli Drinkwitz pointed out the hypocrisy over the weekedn.
“I thought the transfer window, I thought the portal was closed,” he said a day after five Pac-12 schools announced they were leaving next year. “ Oh, that’s just for the student-athletes. The adults in the room get to do whatever they want, apparently.”
For the sake of better football matchups and the money they generate, scores of athletes at those new West Coast Big Ten schools will now be making regular cross-country trips to play sports that get a fraction — if that — of the attention of football.
“Traveling in those baseball, softball games, those people, they travel commercial, they get done playing, they got to go to the airport. They come back, it’s 3 or 4 in the morning, they got to go to class. I mean, did we ask any of them?” Drinkwitz said.
He makes good points, but it is difficult for anyone who makes a living off college sports to grab the moral high ground. Missouri abandoned the Big 12 for the bigger money and prestige of the SEC 11 years ago. Drinkwitz’s latest contract extension will pay him $6 million in 2023. He is 17-19 leading the Tigers.
The SEC and Commissioner Greg Sankey have only observed the Pac-12’s demise over the last 14 months, lamenting the potential damage and publicly encouraging peace — while also having tipped the first domino by taking Texas and Oklahoma away from the Big 12. The two storied programs arrive next year.
How college sports got here is nobody’s fault because it’s everybody’s fault.
MEN’S GOLF NEWS
DECHAMBEAU GETS FIRST LIV GOLF WIN IN STYLE WITH A 58 AT GREENBRIER
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Bryson DeChambeau sensed his game was close to delivering something special. Sunday in the LIV Golf-Greenbrier was more than he imagined.
DeChambeau became the fourth player on a top-level tour to shoot 58, making birdie on his last four holes to finally capture his first LIV Golf title at the rain-softened Greenbrier.
DeChambeau holed a 35-foot putt on the par-3 18th and leapt in the air with both arms extended to celebrate his lowest score ever and first LIV victory.
“Probably the greatest moment in my golf career,” said DeChambeau, a former U.S. Open champion who won for the first time since March 2021.
Jim Furyk had a 58 in the Travelers Championship on the PGA Tour in 2016, while Ryo Ishikawa at The Crowns in 2010 and S.H. Kim at the 2021 Golf Partner Pro-Am each shot 58 on the Japan Golf Tour.
What made DeChambeau’s round stand out was he shot 58 with a bogey.
“Oh my God. Do you believe that?” DeChambeau said after his big putt as a steady rain fell on the Old White course at Greenbrier Resort.
DeChambeau finished at 23-under 187 for a six-shot victory over Mito Pereira, earning the $4 million payoff for the individual competition.
The Greenbrier previously hosted a PGA Tour event for nine years. In the inaugural Greenbrier Classic in 2010, Stuart Appleby shot 59 in the fourth and final round to win.
DeChambeau opened with six birdies in seven holes, and then saved his best for the end when he ran off four straight birdies, two of them on par 3s. The former U.S. Open champion has said he was getting close with his equipment and his swing, and it paid off in a big way.
“It’s beyond words,” DeChambeau said. “I’ve been working so hard for a long time, and I knew something special was going to come at some point, I just didn’t know when. … Then today I just kind of felt everything clicking.”
Three other players have shot 58 on secondary tours – Stephan Jaeger in the 2016 Ellie Mae Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour; Alejandro del Rey in 2021 Swiss Challenge on the Challenge Tour; and Jason Bohn in the 2001 Bayer Championship on the Canadian Tour.
The record for professional golf is David Carey, who shot 57 in the 2019 Cervino Open on the Alps Tour.
DeChambeau took only 119 shots over the weekend at the 54-hole LIV Golf event. He shot a 61 on Saturday to get within one shot of Matthew Wolff, and then blew everyone away. Wolff shot 66 and tied for third with Richard Bland (65) and David Puig (66).
Torque won the team competition by three shots over the Crushers team led by DeChambeau.
DeChambeau had a chance at a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour two years ago at Caves Valley in the BMW Championship until missing birdie putts from 15 feet and 6 feet on the last two holes for a 60.
GLOVER WINS WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP. THOMAS SEASON ENDS BY INCHES.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Lucas Glover looked to the sky and held back tears after winning the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, sending him to the PGA Tour postseason with more opportunities ahead of him.
Justin Thomas fell to the ground, stunned that his birdie chip hit the base of the pin and stayed out, leaving him out of the FedEx Cup playoffs by about the same small margin that kept his ball out of the cup.
Such were the range of emotions at Sedgefield, the final tournament before the lucrative postseason for the top 70 players.
Glover is one of them, closing with a 2-under 68 for a two-shot victory over a faltering Russell Henley and Byeong Hun An. He started the week at No. 112, and the victory – his first in two years – moved him to No. 49. Another good week in Memphis, Tennessee, would set him up for the all the signature $20 million events next year.
The timing couldn’t have been better for the 43-year-old Glover. Sunday would have been the birthday of his late grandfather, who got him into the game and sent him to the late Dick Harmon to hone the skills of a future U.S. Open champion.
“Tried not to think about it too much until the end there,” Glover said. “Like to think I had a leg up on everybody today because of that. Still had to do what I had to do.”
What he did was keep his poise amid a two-hour storm delay when he had four holes left and was locked in a battle with Henley. Glover finished with four pars, getting one good break when his tee shot on the 18th bounced off a cart driven by security and went into the rough, keeping it out of the trees.
Thomas needed one more birdie to get into the top 70. His birdie chip checked and hopped against the base of the pin and stayed out. Standing at the back of the green, he saw a video board project him at No. 71. He missed by nine FedEx Cup points.
Now he has to wait three weeks to see if his worst season – this is the first time Thomas has failed to make the playoffs – will cost him a pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
“I did everything I could,” Thomas said when he finished. “I don’t want my season to be over.”
Glover now has five PGA Tour wins separated by 18 years, and there might not have been another except for deciding to switch to a long putter, a move inspired by Adam Scott. He had been battling the yips, and he made every important putt at Sedgefield Country Club.
It was the second time in three years that Henley let one get away at Sedgefield. When play resumed, he took the lead with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th, and then everything went wrong in a bogey-bogey-bogey finish.
His mediocre tee shot on the par-3 16th came down the slope at the front of the green and took one more turn into a deep divot hole. He chopped that out to 35 feet and made bogey. He sent his tee shot on the 17th into the trees, and his next shot buried in a deep hole in thick rough. He had to scramble for bogey. He shot 69.
“Just never got comfortable, felt a little jittery out there, just never got into a good sync with my swing,” Henley said. “Just didn’t do a good job of handling the restart.”
Henley tied for second with Byeong Hun An (67). Billy Horschel, who shared the 54-hole lead with Glover, didn’t make a birdie until the final hole. He shot 72 and finished alone in fourth.
Winning is what mattered more to Glover, especially having his two children, Lucille and Lucas Jr., come out to the green. “Daddy, you won!” the son said. His daughter was in tears.
“I’m too old to be on the road this much,” Glover said. “I’ve been busting my hump to be with them, be with my wife. I’m so happy.”
Thomas made a 15-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole, only to catch a strong gust as storms were moving in on the par-3 16th, sending his ball down the hill and leading to bogey. He looked to be in big trouble on the 18th when he pulled his tee shot onto the pine straw, blocked by trees. But he hit a hard hook, twisting his body 180 degrees on impact, just short of the green.
The pitch took a few hops and looked like it would disappear into the hole until the base of the pin kept it out. He had to settle for a 68 and a long three weeks of waiting.
Zach Johnson gets six captain’s picks, and the question is whether Thomas has done enough in his two previous Ryder Cup appearances – or showed enough in one week – to merit a pick.
The 70th and final spot went to Ben Griffin, who missed the cut. He finished nine points ahead of Thomas. Adam Scott closed with a 63 and missed the postseason for the first time since the FedEx Cup began in 2007.
That leaves Matt Kuchar as the only player eligible for the playoffs every year since 2007.
CELINE BOUTIER WINS WOMEN’S SCOTTISH OPEN TO FOLLOW UP 1ST MAJOR VICTORY
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) Celine Boutier won the Women’s Scottish Open by two strokes on Sunday to back up her victory at the Evian Championship last week for her first major title.
The No. 4-ranked French player shot 2-under 70 in her final round to clinch back-to-back wins and will head into the upcoming Women’s British Open at Walton Heath in southern England with plenty of confidence.
“The home of golf … it’s so unexpected just because I won last week,” Boutier said. “So the odds that I would win this week are pretty low, and so I’m just incredibly in shock and very grateful.”
Boutier led by three shots after the third round and also had that advantage heading down the stretch before making bogey at Nos. 14 and 16. When Hyo Joo Kim of South Korea birdied the last to post 65 and set a target at 13 under overall, Boutier’s lead was down to one stroke.
However, Boutier curled in a long right-to-left putt on No. 17 and was able to walk down the par-5 18th at Dundonald Links in some comfort. She tapped in for par to finish on 15-under 273 and win for the third time in 2023, having also captured the title at the LPGA Drive On Championship in March.
“I didn’t manage to play as well as the past three days, but I feel like that’s going to happen,” Boutier said. “It’s a long tournament, and I just tried to stay patient and stick to my game and stick to my game plan.”
Kim was second while Ruoning Yin of China (66) was a shot further behind in third.
AUTO RACING NEWS
KYLE KIRKWOOD WINS MUSIC CITY GRAND PRIX FOR 2ND WIN OF SEASON FOR ANDRETTI
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Kyle Kirkwood says he felt calm on the final restart, probably more than someone in his second IndyCar Series season should.
That’s just how confident he was in how fast Andretti Autosports had his Honda running.
Kirkwood easily held off Scott McLaughlin over a final shootout after a late red flag and won the Music City Grand Prix on Sunday for his second career victory.
“It was a phenomenal afternoon,” Kirkwood said. “I mean, we absolutely nailed everything it felt like to be honest. We had a great strategy. Car was extremely fast. Through the entire race, I feel like we were probably one of the fastest cars.”
The 24-year-old from Jupiter, Florida, started eighth and led a race-high 34 laps. He took the lead for good on lap 54 and appeared poised to race to the finish when a caution with 10 laps remaining ensured he had enough fuel left to give Andretti Autosports its 72nd all-time IndyCar victory.
Then four cars crashed, three into each other off the restart forcing a red flag stoppage.
On the restart at the end of lap 77 of the 80-lap race, Kirkwood managed to drive through the rubber debris on the 2.1-mile, 11-turn course around the streets of Nashville adding his second career victory to his first at Long Beach in April.
McLaughlin finished second in a similar final shootout here a year ago. He won his second straight pole on this course in his Chevrolet for Team Penske, led the first 24 laps and 25 overall. But he couldn’t chase down Kirkwood.
“I was trying to do my best to hunt him down at the end,” McLaughlin said. “I just had a poor restart. I had no temp in my rear tires for some reason. So annoying. I don’t know what happened. Like I didn’t change my procedure. I’m normally pretty good on restarts, but I was terrible.”
Alex Palou, the series points leader, finished third and padded his season lead to 84 points with four races remaining. Josef Newgarden remains second, posting his best finish yet in his hometown race at fourth. Scott Dixon, who won here a year ago, was fifth.
For a race called “Crashville” with 17 combined cautions the past two years, the first yellow came out on lap 13 when a piece of a rear wing came off David Malukas’ Honda a couple of laps after a pit stop, ending his race after 11 laps.
This was a fast race, finishing in just under 2 hours with only four cautions and eight laps under yellow. That also left the streets filled with rubber chunks as six drivers swapped the lead nine times. The top six finishers made only two pit stops over 168 miles.
Palou and Chip Ganassi Racing came in prepared for a race with lots of cautions, which is why he was trying to stretch fuel. Palou said he felt “super lucky” when the late caution came out in what had been a stressful race until then.
“I think I lost like five years of my life just trying to save fuel, a lot of fuel and praying for a yellow,” Palou said. “It finally came, which was good to me.”
Nashville relocated the restart area for this year. It didn’t help, though McLaughlin made clear restarts on street courses have been a frustrating issue for IndyCar all season long. McLaughlin said he was angry at how the restart went Sunday, an area where he’s usually good.
“We move restarts, we do this, we do that,” McLaughlin said. “Nothing works until we like police it. We have to police something.”
DIXON TIES KANAAN
Dixon started 12th, and the man who won his 53rd career race here a year ago tied Tony Kanaan’s IndyCar record with his 318th consecutive start. The 43-year-old New Zealander can break the tie Saturday in Indianapolis.
Will Power had to scramble before the race started to grab some communication equipment. He had to run to grab the gear, then put the piece on before climbing into his car. He started seventh and finished 10th.
Linus Lundqvist the reigning Indy Lights champ, made his IndyCar debut driving Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 60 for Simon Pagenaud who hasn’t raced since a July 1 crash in practice at Mid-Ohio. Lundqvist was the highest qualifying rookie and started 11th.
He crashed the right front of the car into the wall after having run in the top 10 much of the race. That brought out the final caution with 10 laps remaining. He finished 25th.
The Gallagher Grand Prix on Saturday on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of an IndyCar and NASCAR crossover. Palou won on that course in May, and another strong finish could really help the Spaniard move closer to his second series title in three years.
NASCAR SUSPENDS RACE AT MICHIGAN DUE TO RAIN AND AIMS TO RESUME MONDAY
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) The NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday was suspended due to rain and was scheduled to resume Monday.
The FireKeepers 400 began after a 1-hour, 43-minute rain delay. And 74 laps later, precipitation pushed the drivers out of their cars during a red-flag stoppage that lasted nearly an hour before the 200-lap race was postponed.
Shortly before the race was suspended, Tyler Reddick took the lead after a restart and was followed by Alex Bowman, Kyle Larson and points leader Martin Truex Jr.
Kyle Busch’s race ended after just 14 laps because he spun out and hit a wall after making side-by-side contact with Ryan Blaney. Truex, meanwhile, stayed on the track to take the lead.
While Busch’s place in the playoff is secure with three wins, the next driver to crash 20 laps later is in a precarious position.
Chase Elliott, who lost control of the No. 9 Chevrolet with no one around him because of a tire failure, likely needs to win one of the last three races to earn a spot in the postseason. He raced for the title the last three years and won the Cup championship in 2020.
Last week at Richmond, Chris Buescher became the 12th playoff-eligible race winner this year and that left four playoff spots available with four races – including Michigan – remaining in the regular season.
Soon after Truex won the first stage, William Byron, who has four wins this year, hit a wall without any contact from another car to send another notable driver off the track.
Josh Berry, filling in for the suspended Noah Gragson in the No. 42 Chevrolet, had the fourth accident in the first 50 laps of the caution-filled race.
Corey Lajoie and Blaney later bumped each other on the track while jockeying for position side by side and had a tense conversation about it on pit row.
With spots in the playoffs at stake, tensions will likely run high again on Monday afternoon.
LIONEL MESSI, INTER MIAMI RALLY TO OUST FC DALLAS IN PKS
Lionel Messi scored twice for his new team as Inter Miami advanced to the Leagues Cup quarterfinals on penalties after rallying from a pair of two-goal deficits to level things at 4-4 by the end of regulation against FC Dallas on Sunday night in Frisco, Texas.
Messi also assisted Benjamin Cremaschi’s goal for Miami, which had gone winless in 11 league matches prior to the Argentine World Cup winner’s arrival last month.
All four of Messi’s appearances with Inter Miami have come in the Leagues Cup, a tournament that pits all MLS and Liga MX teams against each other. The regular season will resume in two weeks.
Cremaschi also scored the decisive penalty kick in a 5-4 tiebreak that ended in favor of Miami, which will play the winner of Monday’s match between the Houston Dynamo and Charlotte FC.
Facundo Quignon, Bernard Kamungo and Alan Velasco scored for Dallas, which held leads of 3-1 and 4-2 before losing its grip on the match. Paxton Pomykal was the only penalty-taker to miss, skying FC Dallas’ second kick over the crossbar.
Despite the tournament exit, Dallas is the first team to hold Miami to so much as a draw over 90 minutes since Messi debuted in the tournament’s group stage.
Messi gave Miami the lead in the sixth minute when he took Jordi Alba’s cross and drove a first-time, left-footed finish from the edge of the penalty area into the bottom left corner of the net.
Officials originally ruled the goal offside because of striker Josef Martinez’s position on the play. But that call was reversed after a video review, where referee Cesar Ramos ruled that Martinez did not impede goalkeeper Maarten Paes’ ability to save the ball.
After Dallas turned the match around and eventually grabbed a 4-2 lead, Miami benefitted from an own goal before Messi hit a curling free kick strike into the top right corner beyond the dive of Paes.
It was reminiscent of Messi’s first goal for the Herons, when he scored from another dead ball to decide a 2-1 victory over Cruz Azul in the group stage of the tournament.
PENGUINS ACQUIRE 3-TIME NORRIS TROPHY-WINNING DEFENSEMAN ERIK KARLSSON IN A TRADE WITH THE SHARKS
PITTSBURGH (AP) So much for the Pittsburgh Penguins trying to walk the fine line between protecting the future while also making the most out of the present.
Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and company – new president of hockey operations/general manager Kyle Dubas in particular – are all in on trying to catch the powers that be in the Eastern Conference.
Dubas has pushed in his available chips, acquiring star defenseman Erik Karlsson from San Jose in a massive three-way deal with the Sharks and Montreal Canadiens on Sunday.
Pittsburgh sent a 2024 first-round pick, forward Mikael Granlund and defenseman Jan Rutta to San Jose and goaltender Casey DeSmith, defenseman Jeff Petry, a 2025 second-round pick and prospect Nathan Legare to Montreal as part of the deal for the three-time Norris Trophy winner.
Karlsson is the first defenseman to be traded fresh off winning the Norris as the NHL’s top defenseman since Doug Harvey in 1961. The 33-year-old Swede became the first player at the position to record 100 points in a season since Brian Leetch in 1991-92.
The complicated trade included the Canadiens to make sure the deal was salary cap compliant. Karlsson has four years left on his contract at a cap hit of $11.5 million – $1.5 million of which San Jose will retain through the end of the deal in 2027. The Penguins, meanwhile, will hold on to $1.56 million of Petry’s salary.
“It’s been kind of a long grind throughout not only the regular season but the summer to get this done,” Sharks general manager Mike Grier said on a video call with reporters. “We’ve been going at it for a while trying to get this done with a few teams. Kyle’s been pretty upfront and aggressive for the last couple months, but it’s been a little bit of a grind.”
As part of the trade, the Penguins also received forward Rem Pitlick, prospect Dillon Hamaliuk and San Jose’s 2026 third-round pick. The Sharks also got Mike Hoffman from the Canadiens.
Karlsson, who also won the Norris in 2012 and 2015, is going to his third NHL organization. He played his first nine seasons with the Ottawa Senators before he was traded to San Jose in 2018.
In 987 regular-season and playoff games, Karlsson has 814 points – the most of any defenseman since he broke into the league in 2009. He has not appeared in the playoffs since 2019 and will now be an important part of trying to get Crosby, Malkin, defenseman Kris Letang and the Penguins back into the mix in the East after their 16-year playoff streak ended last season, prompting major front office changes.
The team fired President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke and general manager Ron Hextall in the aftermath and owner Fenway Sports Group turned the keys over to Dubas.
He was given the mandate to maximize whatever championship window remains for while Crosby, Malkin and Letang are still on the roster. The trio won the Stanley Cup together in 2009, 2016 and 2017 but the going has been far tougher in recent years.
Pittsburgh hasn’t won a postseason series since the opening round of the 2018 playoffs, and it found itself on the outside looking in for the first time since 2006 following a late slide that included a loss to lowly Chicago in the final week, a setback that essentially served as the death knell for the longest active playoff streak in major North American sports.
The team’s cornerstones are all on the far end of their 30s. Malkin is 37, Letang is 36 and Crosby turns 36 on Monday. They’ll be joined by the 33-year-old Karlsson, a dynamic scorer who can sometimes be a liability at the other end of the ice.
Dubas’ pursuit of Karlsson began shortly after free agency began on July 1, though it took time for all of the pieces to come together.
The trade does rid the Penguins of Granlund – a non-factor after coming over in a puzzling deal at the trade deadline last season – and Petry, who missed more than 20 games due to injury and struggled with consistency when he was in the lineup.
Pittsburgh’s reconfigured blue line now includes Karlsson, Letang and Ryan Graves, who signed a six-year deal last month. DeSmith’s departure leaves Tristan Jarry – who agreed to a surprising five-year contract to stay in town – as the only goalie on the roster with experience in coach Mike Sullivan’s system.
The Penguins were the NHL’s oldest team last season, a spot they figure to retain when the puck drops against Chicago on Oct. 10.
Yet with three players who are likely destined for the Hall of Fame entering the twilight of their careers, Dubas is banking on his active summer helping his team close the gap that has opened between the Penguins and the contenders in a loaded East.
The Sharks are going the other way, tearing down after missing the playoffs each of the past four seasons. They took on significant salary for next season and 2024-25 but by only retaining 13% of Karlsson’s contract opened themselves up to be big spenders two years from now when closer to contending.
“Having the ability to have some cap flexibility and financial flexibility was really important for us moving forward,” Grier said. “Clearing that cap space and having the flexibility to get involved to make some moves down the line was one of the main priorities of this deal.”
COYOTES AGREE TO 1-YEAR, $3.9 MILLION DEAL WITH DEFENSEMAN MATT DUMBA, AP SOURCE SAYS
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Defenseman Matt Dumba has agreed to a one-year, $3.9 million contract with the Arizona Coyotes, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Sunday because the contract has not been signed yet.
Dumba played 10 seasons with Minnesota after the Wild selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2021 NHL draft. He served as an alternate captain for the Wild the past two seasons, playing more of a shutdown role after being one of the NHL’s better two-way defensemen.
The 29—year-old had a 50-point season while playing all 82 games in 2017-18 has scored 20 points at least seven times. The Saskatchewan native had four goals and 14 assists in 79 games last season.
Dumba should give the Coyotes a huge boost on the blue line and provide veteran leadership on a young team. He won the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2019-20, an award given to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.
Dumba will likely fill a top-four spot on a Coyotes blue line that will also include Sean Durzi, acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in an offseason trade for a 2024 second-round draft. Arizona also added Alex Kerfoot, Nick Bjugstad and former Wild player Jason Zucker as the franchise rounds into the third year of a rebuilding project.
TOP INDIANA NEWS/RELEASES FROM ORGANIZATIONS
SERIES FINALE BETWEEN INDIANS AND STRIPERS CANCELED DUE TO WET FIELD CONDITIONS
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – The Indianapolis Indians have announced that Sunday afternoon’s series finale vs. the Gwinnett Stripers at Coolray Field has been canceled due to wet field conditions. The game will not be made up per MiLB’s guidelines regarding the 2023 postseason.
The Indians will return to Victory Field on Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 7:05 PM ET to begin a six-game series vs. the Nashville Sounds. State Fair Foods Week and MARVEL Super Hero™ Night highlight the Aug. 8-13 homestand, and single-game tickets are still available. 2023 season tickets, mini plans and flex plans come with priority seating access. To purchase, or for more on the Indians, visit IndyIndians.com or contact the Victory Field Box Office at (317) 269-3545 or Tickets@IndyIndians.com.
GAME RECAP: ALIYAH BOSTON TIES SCORING CAREER HIGH AS FEVER FIGHT BACK IN LOSS AT ATLANTA
ATLANTA – Despite reducing a 14-point deficit to one possession in the fourth quarter, the Indiana Fever (7-21) were defeated by the Atlanta Dream, 82-73, on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.
All-Star starter Aliyah Boston’s fifth double-double of the season led Indiana in the matchup as she tied a career-high 25 points while pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds. The rookie center also tied a career-high for field goals made as she shot 12-of-22 from the court and recorded a new career best four steals.
Veteran guard Kelsey Mitchell contributed 20 points in the matchup from six field goals on 11 attempts to go along with four rebounds. The All-Star recorded 12 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter alone. In addition, Erica Wheeler added 15 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Indiana outscored the Dream in the paint, 34-20, and outrebounded the third best rebounding team in the WNBA, 33-28.
While Indiana opened the first quarter shooting 2-of-9 from the floor, Atlanta took advantage by leading the Fever on a 13-4 scoring run to take an eight-point lead. Indiana’s offense quickly pivoted as the Fever went on to shoot 6-of-11 through the remaining six minutes of the quarter. Atlanta’s 9-of-17 shooting in the first quarter was led by Allisha Gray, Nia Coffey and Rhyne Howard’s seven points a piece, while the Fever were led by Boston’s seven points on 3-of-6 shooting.
Indiana shot an efficient 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the court through the first eight minutes of the second frame, but would only complete one field goal in the remaining two minutes of the half. The Fever’s scoring effort was led by Mitchell, who recorded seven points on 2-of-4 shooting from the court and 3-of-3 shooting from the charity stripe. Wheeler added six points in the quarter as well. Though reducing the deficit to four points on one occasion in the second frame, Indiana went into the locker room trailing Atlanta by nine points, 43-34.
Boston was the sole scorer for Indiana through the first seven minutes of the second half as she would end the third frame with eight points on 4-of-8 shooting from the court to go along with three steals. Atlanta recorded its largest lead of the game at 14 points on three occasions in the quarter, highlighted by Howard and Gray’s seven points each. The third quarter ended, 62-50, with Atlanta in front.
Indiana started the final frame with a 14-6 scoring run, led by back-to-back three-pointers from Mitchell, reducing Atlanta’s lead to three points, which was the smallest the lead had been since the 2:51 mark in the first quarter. Though Mitchell netted 12 points and Boston contributed eight points, both on 4-of-6 shooting from the court in the fourth quarter, the Dream ended the final four minutes of play shooting 5-of-7 from the floor to solidify the win.
Atlanta was led by Howard’s 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting. Howard also pulled down four rebounds, dished out three assists and recorded two blocks and two steals. Gray added 21 points to the win to go along with four assists and three rebounds. Cheyenne Parker contributed 16 points and a team-leading six rebounds.
In addition, the Dream dished out 23 assists and recorded seven blocked shots.
Atlanta’s only bench points were contributed by Danielle Robinson as she added nine points to the win for the Dream. Fever reserves Victoria Vivians, Kristy Wallace and Grace Berger combined to outscore the Dream reserves, 13-9.
The Fever return to Gainbridge Fieldhouse to take on the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. Tuesday’s game will be broadcast on Bally Sports Indiana.
PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL
PURDUE READY FOR EUROPEAN TRIP
Purdue European Trip Game Notes
• For the first time in seven years, the Purdue men’s basketball team will head overseas for an NCAA-allowed international trip. The NCAA allows a foreign trip every four years. The Boilermakers had been looking at foreign trips in 2021 and 2022, but pushed it back to this summer. Purdue did take a 17-day trip to Taipei in August 2017 for the World University Games, but that was exempt from NCAA regulations.
• Purdue is coming off a 2022-23 season that won both Big Ten Championships (regular season and tournament), was ranked No. 1 for seven weeks and earned the school’s fourth No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Boilermakers return all five starters and almost 90 percent of its scoring from last year — a percentage that ranks as the sixth most in the country.
• Purdue returns 169 of a possible 175 starts from a year ago. In two previous seasons that Matt Painter returned all five starters, the Boilermakers posted a 56-16 combined record (2008-09 and 2009-10). In five previous seasons that Purdue returned at least 135 starts, Purdue has posted a 141-40 record with four Sweet 16 appearances (2008-09, 2009-10, 2017-18, 2021-22; exception –> 2015-16).
• When the AP Top 25 poll comes out in in October, Purdue is expected to be ranked in the top 5. Entering the 2023-24 season, Purdue has been ranked in the top 5 in 16 consecutive AP polls, second only behind Houston’s 19-week streak.
• Prior to the 2021-22 season, Purdue had never been ranked No. 1. Since then, it became the first Big Ten team since 1975 and 1976 to be ranked No. 1 in consecutive seasons. Since the 2015-16 season, Purdue’s eight weeks spent at No. 1, are the sixth most in the country (Gonzaga – 39; Villanova – 19; Duke – 18; Kansas – 15; Baylor – 11; Purdue – 8).
• Since the 2015-16 season, Purdue has been ranked in 110 of the 152 AP Top 25 polls, good for eighth nationally (Kansas – 151; Gonzaga – 139; Duke – 134; Villanova – 128; Virginia – 124; Kentucky – 124; Baylor – 117; Purdue – 110).
• Since the start of the 2016-17 season, Purdue owns a 78-52 record against KenPom top-50 teams. The 78 wins are second nationally behind Kansas’ 102. The Boilermakers are 114-59 against top-100 KenPom teams, the third-most wins nationally (Kansas – 148; Villanova – 120).
• Purdue’s 17 wins against the KenPom top 50 a year ago were the most in the country.
• Purdue and Gonzaga are the only teams to rank in the KenPom top 25 in each of the last eight seasons.
• Since the 2016-17 season, Purdue owns a 96-39 record in conference games. The 71.1 winning percentage is the fifth-best conference record among all power-conference teams behind Kansas (.770), Virginia (.750), Villanova (.724) and Kentucky (.720).
• Purdue’s eight straight NCAA Tournament appearances is the fourth-longest streak nationally (Kansas – 33; Michigan State – 25; Gonzaga – 24).
• Purdue and Kansas are the only teams to have been top-5 seeds in each of the last seven NCAA Tournaments.
• Purdue’s 58 wins over the last two seasons are the most in school history. The record for wins over a three-year span is 83 (2016-17-18).
• Purdue enters the year having won 24 straight, regular-season non-conference games, the longest streak in the country. New Mexico is second on the list with 15 straight wins.
• Purdue’s 201 wins since the start of the 2015-16 season are the seventh most nationally. Matt Painter is one of eight coaches to average at least 25 wins over the last eight seasons (Mark Few, Bill Self, Kelvin Sampson, Mick Cronin, Tony Bennett, Eric Musselman, Randy Bennett).
• Purdue’s three first-team All-Americans since the start of the 2016-17 season are the third most nationally (Caleb Swanigan, Jaden Ivey, Zach Edey). Kansas (5) and Gonzaga (4) are the only schools with more first-team All-American players.
• Purdue has finished in the top four of the Big Ten standings in 13 of the last 17 seasons. It has finished first or second in eight of the last 16 seasons.
• Purdue will play this week without 2023 National Player of the Year Zach Edey, who is with Team Canada in preparation for the FIBA World Cup.
• Matt Painter’s 209 Big Ten wins rank seventh all-time in league history, while his 413 overall wins are the fifth most in Big Ten history.
• Purdue won its 25th Big Ten regular-season championship a year ago, and has now won three regular-season titles in the last seven years (2017, 2019, 2023). The four titles in the last seven years (regular-season and tourney) are tied for the most in the league in that span (MSU).
• Purdue’s schedule for the 2023-24 season might be the toughest in the country. Purdue will face No. 8 (Gonzaga), No. 11 (Arizona) and No. 22 (Alabama) in addition to a tough game with Xavier. Possible opponents in Maui include No. 1 (Kansas), No. 6 (Tennessee) or No. 10 (Marquette). Purdue also faces No. 14 Arkansas in a charity exhibition scrimmage. The average KenPom rank of Purdue’s opponents (including Arkansas) in a best-case scenario from last year is 94.7, including six opponents ranked in the top 15 of last year’s final KenPom rankings.
SIMON BEDARD WINS GOLD AT THE WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES
Butler alum Simon Bedard claimed the gold medal in the 5,000 meters Sunday at the World University Games.
Representing his home country of France, Bedard edged Japan’s Taiyo Yasuhara at the line. Bedard’s time of 14:14.10 was five hundredths of a second in front of Yasuhara.
Butler’s Matthew Forrester, running for South Africa, finished 12th in 14:26.30.
Butler is the only American university to have multiple entries in the men’s 5,000 meters at this year’s World University Games, which are being held in Chengdu, China.
Forrester completed an impressive championships after finishing tenth earlier in the week in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The South African crossed the line in a time of 9:03.85. Germany’s Jens Christian Mergenthaler took gold in a time of 8:38.42. Forrester had four races during his week in Chengdu.
Forrester and Bedard follow in the footsteps of former Butler All-American Kris Gauson, who finished eighth at the 2011 Championships held in Shenzhen, China.
Formerly known as the Universiade, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Games includes a total of 269 medal events across 18 sports.
Approximately 9,500 athletes and officials from around 100 countries are expected to compete in Chengdu. The city was originally scheduled to host the event in 2021, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the postponement, FISU has increased the age limit for athletes from 25 to 27 for the 2023 event.
U OF INDY WOMEN’S GOLF
UINDY’S ANCI DY TO COMPETE AT U.S. WOMEN’S AMATEUR THIS WEEK
LOS ANGELES—UIndy golf student-athlete Anci Dy begins competition at the 123rd U.S. Women’s Amateur Monday. The incoming junior and two-time All-American will be one of 156 individuals competing at the week-long event, set for Aug. 7-13 at the Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles.
Play starts Monday with the first of two stroke play rounds. The top 64 golfers after 36 holes will advance to the match play bracket, where the field will be cut in hale each day until a champion in crown on Sunday, Aug. 13.
Dy’s threesome is scheduled to tee off at !1;11 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, 9:11 Pacific. Click/tap the link above for live scoring.
“I’ve worked really hard to get to this tournament,” Dy reflected. “I’ve tried a lot of times to qualify, and I’m really happy that I get to play this year … Representing the “I” this week is just a great privilege and I’m really grateful for this opportunity.”
Head coach Brent Nicoson will be on the bag for Dy this week in So Cal. The veteran has a great appreciation for what this means to both Anci and the UIndy golf program.
“I am so proud of Anci for her accomplishment,” beamed Nicoson. “This was one of her main goals as an amateur player and very difficult one to achieve. Earning co-medalist in a field that tough is awesome for her and our team. It will be great to see our UIndy program represented at the U.S. Amateur in Los Angeles.”
Dy will join former Greyhounds Pilar Echeverria (2017) and Kylie Raines (2015) as recent UIndy student-athletes to qualify for the nation’s top amateur tournament. Anci’s sister, Anika, also qualified, with the pair accounting for one of three sets of sisters in the field this week.
SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETIC SITES:
INDIANA WESLEYAN ATHLETICS: https://iwuwildcats.com/
EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/
WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/
FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/
IU SOUTH BEND ATHLETICS: https://iusbtitans.com/
PURDUE NORTHWEST ATHLETICS: https://pnwathletics.com/
INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx
GRACE COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/
ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/
GOSHEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/
HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index
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|Colorado||44||67||.396||20.5||25 – 30||19 – 37||14 – 17||10 – 11||7 – 21||4 – 6||W 1|
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1907 Senators’ hurler Walter Johnson wins his first major league game, beating the Indians, 7-2. The 19-year-old right-hander will compile a 417-279 (.599) record, along with an ERA of 2.17, during his 21-year career.
1923 Indian first baseman Frank Brower goes 6-for-6, collecting a double and five singles. The 30-year-old infielder’s offensive output helps Cleveland rout the Senators at Griffith Stadium, 22-2.
1943 The Giants tie a National League record when they leave eighteen players on base. The team strands two baserunners in each inning in their 9-6 loss to the Phillies at the Polo Grounds.
1950 At Rickwood Field, the Birmingham police bar three white players of the Chicago American Giants from playing in a Negro American League doubleheader against the Birmingham Black Barons. The local officers met Ted Radcliffe at the gate, informing the visiting manager that his ‘non-black’ players would have to watch the game from the ‘whites only’ grandstand due to the city’s segregation laws.
1951 A crowd of 57,000 at the Orange Bowl, the largest ever to attend a minor league game, watches an ageless 51-year-old Satchel Paige hit a double and get the win when the Miami Marlins beat the Columbus Jets in International League action, 6-2.
1962 The Mets’ 7-5 loss to Los Angeles in Chavez Ravine mathematically eliminates the 29-81 team from finishing in first place. After the game, New York manager Casey Stengel calls a meeting and jokes with his players that they can loosen up and relax now that they are out of the pennant race, which they promptly do, winning just eleven more games during the last two months of the season.
1963 At the Polo Grounds, Jim Hickman becomes the first Met in franchise history to hit for the cycle, accomplishing the feat in the rare natural order. The New York leadoff batter’s single in the first inning, double in the second, fourth-frame triple, and a sixth-inning solo shot contributes to the Amazins’ 7-3 victory over St. Louis.
1968 In his major league debut, A’s Joe Keough hits a home run in his first at-bat. The rookie goes deep off Lindy McDaniel as a pinch-hitter in the eighth, tying the score at 3-to-3 in Oakland’s eventual 4-3 extra-inning victory at Yankee Stadium.
1969 At a hastily called news conference, Phillies’ manager Bob Skinner resigns, citing a lack of support from the front office in his efforts to discipline Dick Allen, the team’s temperamental superstar. Third-base coach George Myatt replaces the 37-year-old skipper, inheriting the fifth-place club with a 44-64 record.
1971 A’s southpaw Vida Blue, en route to a 24-8 record in his first full year in the major leagues, becomes a 20-game winner when he goes the distance, blanking the White Sox, 1-0. The only run of the game scores on a balk committed by Joe Horlen in the sixth inning of the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum contest.
1972 The Hall of Fame inducts pitchers Sandy Koufax (1st yr, 86.9%), the author of four no-hitters, and three hundred game winner Early Wynn (4th yr, 76.0%). Yogi Berra (2nd yr, 85.6%), who retired as the AL leader for catcher putouts with 8,723, is also enshrined in Cooperstown.
1973 An ambulance rushes Oakland owner Charlie Finley to Chicago’s Northwestern University Hospital after collapsing due to a heart attack. During the meddlesome owner’s absence, the A’s flourish, winning 13 of 14 games, including nine consecutive victories, to go into first place, a position they will not relinquish.
1976 A strike away from throwing a no-hitter, Steve Luebber gives up a single to Roy Howell, who advances to third base on an error in center field by Lyman Bostock. The 27-year-old right-hander will yield another hit and a run before being replaced on the mound by reliever Bill Campbell in the Twins’ 3-1 victory over the Rangers at Arlington Stadium.
1978 Mel Allen and Red Barber become the first recipients of the Ford C. Frick Broadcasting Award. The Hall of Fame voters, unable to choose between the two legendary voices, select each Yankee announcer to receive the honor, recognizing excellence among baseball broadcasters.
1982 Jim Rice climbs into the Fenway Park stands from the dugout to assist a young boy hit by a savage line drive off the bat of Dave Stapleton. The Red Sox slugger’s quick response of picking up the four-year-old boy and running through the dugout to a waiting ambulance possibly saved the child’s life.
1983 The team honors Bobby Murcer by giving him a day at Yankee Stadium. The popular Oklahoman, who will become a long-time team broadcaster, played 13 seasons for the Bronx Bombers, compiling a .278 batting average while in pinstripes.
1985 A five-year agreement between the union and owners, which includes salary arbitration eligibility increasing from two to three years, ends the two-day midseason players’ strike. The season will resume tomorrow, with the 25 games scheduled for yesterday and today made up later.
1987 Bill Mazeroski’s uniform jersey #9 is officially retired from active service by the Pirates. The 1960 World Series hero joins Billy Meyer (1), Willie Stargell (8), Pie Traynor (20), Roberto Clemente (21), Honus Wagner (33), and Danny Murtaugh (40) to be honored by Pittsburgh in this manner.
1988 The Mariners establish a major league record with five sacrifice flies in their 12-7 victory over Oakland. Alvin Davis, Rey Quinones, Jay Buhner, Darnell Coles, and Jim Presley drive in a run with a long fly ball out in the Oakland Coliseum contest.
1993 In his first major league appearance since being involved in a tragic accident during spring training, Indian pitcher Bobby Ojeda receives a warm reception from the Orioles fans attending the Camden Yards contest. In March, the veteran southpaw sustained severe injuries at Little Lake Nellie in Clermont (FL) in a motorboat accident that claimed the lives of two teammates, relievers Tim Crews and Steve Olin.
1999 A major leaguer gets his 3000th hit for the second consecutive day when Wade Boggs homers in the sixth off Indian Chris Haney. The Devil Rays’ third baseman, the first player to reach the milestone with a home run, rounds the bases pointing skyward and blowing a kiss in memory of his mom and gets down on his knees to kiss home plate.
1999 The Royals honor George Brett’s induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame with an on-field ceremony before the game against Minnesota. The former third baseman played his entire 21-year career in Kansas City, compiling a .305 lifetime batting average.
2000 The Yankees claim Jose Canseco off waivers from the Devil Rays. The 35-year-old slugger will appear in just 37 games for the Bronx Bombers, primarily as a designated hitter, hitting .247 in 111 at-bats.
2001 Home plate umpire Angel Hernandez ejects Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael from Wrigley Field when the former Chicago Bear football player is about to sing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch. Presently a pro wrestler, McMichael tells the crowd over the P.A. system, “he’ll have a talk with the ump” concerning a close call made by Hernandez earlier in the game, bows and blows a kiss toward the ump.
2001 Black Betsy, Shoeless Joe Jackson’s 40-ounce warped hickory bat, becomes available in a ten-day eBay auction. Rob Mitchell, a 30-year-old businessman, places the winning bid of $577,610, believed to be the largest amount ever paid for a baseball bat.
2001 Passing the mark of 68 established by Christy Mathewson (Giants – 1913) and Randy Jones (Padres – 1976), Braves right-hander Greg Maddux sets the NL record for consecutive innings without allowing a walk, pitching six innings without giving up a base on balls to extend the record to 70.1 innings. The major league record is 84.1 innings without a free pass, established in 1962 by A’s sinker-slider hurler Bill Fischer.
2002 Major leaguers agree to be checked randomly for illegal steroids starting next year. The proposal, which addresses, The agreement ends the players’ decades-old opposition to mandatory drug testing, a major issue in the current contract talks.
2002 The Rockies give Clint Hurdle a two-year contract extension after he pilots the team to a 45-45 record as the interim skipper. The club’s former hitting coach replaced Buddy Bell, who Colorado fired near the end of April.
2003 Albert Pujols joins Jose Canseco as the only other player in major league history to hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 runs during his first three seasons. The Cardinals left fielder accomplished the feat with a run-scoring double in the first inning of the team’s 3-0 victory over Florida at Busch Stadium.
2003 Fireballer Eric Gagne ties the single-season record for consecutive saves to start a season, established in 1995 by Jose Mesa of the Indians. The Dodger closer strikes out the Reds’ side in the ninth inning for his 38th save this season and 46th consecutive regular-season save overall.
2004 In less than a masterful performance, Greg Maddux pitches five innings to register his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants, 8-4. The 38-year-old is the 22nd pitcher to reach the plateau, and many believe he may be the last to reach this coveted milestone.
2005 In the battle of the Zambranos, the Mets’ Victor is victorious when he defeats Carlos and the Cubs at Shea Stadium, 6-1. In addition to sharing the same last name, the two unrelated Venezuelan pitchers wear the same number (38), enter the game with the same amount of career wins (41), play for teams that started the series with the same record (54-54), and both switch hit and throw right-handed.
2005 On the left-left concourse at U.S. Cellular Field, the White Sox unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of Carlton Fisk. The Hall of Fame catcher, who played for the ChiSox from 1981 to the end of his career in 1993, joins team founder Charles A. Comiskey and Cuban legend Minnie Minoso, also honored with statues in the Chicago ballpark.
2006 The Diamondbacks trade a pair of pitching prospects, Matt Chico and Garrett Mock, to the Nationals for veteran right-hander Livan Hernandez (9-8, 5.34). Washington had put the 31-year-old Cuban on waivers with the hopes of making a deal with any team, but Arizona blocked that option, trying to stay in the NL West hunt.
2007 In front of a very supportive home crowd at AT&T Park, Barry Bonds surpasses Hank Aaron as the all-time home run leader when he connects on a 3-2 pitch for #756 off southpaw Mike Bacsik of the Nationals. During the 10-minute celebration following the historic homer, a surprise video message on the scoreboard shows Hammerin’ Hank congratulating the Giants’ left fielder for breaking the 31-year-old record.
2010 Chris Young becomes the sixth major leaguer to lead off and end a game with a round-tripper, hitting a pair of solo home runs in the Diamondbacks’ 6-5 victory over the Padres at Chase Field. In the first frame, the Arizona center fielder connected off Clayton Richard and hits his walk-off blast to deep left field off Luke Gregerson leading off the ninth inning.
2010 James Shields ties a major league record for dingers allowed in one game when he gives up six round-trippers in the Rays’ 17-11 loss to Toronto at the Rogers Centre. ‘Big Fly James’, in his four innings of work, yields homers to Aaron Hill (2), Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, Jose Bautista, and J.P. Arencibia.
2010 In a 17-11 slugfest against Tampa Bay at the Rogers Centre, J.P. Arencibia becomes the 28th player to hit a home run on the first pitch he sees as a major leaguer. The Blue Jays rookie catcher will also hit a double, a single, and another home run, finishing the contest just a triple shy of completing the cycle.
2014 The Mets freshman Jacob deGrom establishes a franchise mark for rookies when he throws 67.1 innings, a span of 10 games, without allowing a home run. The 26-year-old right-hander’s streak ends when Ian Desmond takes him deep in the second inning of the team’s 5-3 loss to Washington at Nationals Park.
2016 The first triple play in Petco Park history takes place in the bottom of the seventh inning when Jabari Blash, with runners on first and second, hits a grounder to Phillies’ third baseman Maikel Franco, who steps on the bag to begin 5-4-3 around-the-horn triple killing. The last triple play Philadelphia pulled off was accomplished single-handedly by Eric Bruntlett, who retired three Mets in a 2009 contest at Citi Field.
2016 Ichiro Suzuki becomes the 30th major leaguer to collect 3,000 hits when he legs out a seventh-inning triple in the Marlins’ 10-7 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. The 42-year-old center fielder joins Paul Molitor as the only other player to reach the milestone with a three-bagger.
2016 “Of course I think I can play baseball. You always think you have one more hit in you. That wasn’t in the cards. That was the Yankees’ decision and I’m at peace with it.” – ALEX RODRIGUEZ, announcing his retirement. At a crowded news conference, Yankee 3B/DH Alex Rodriguez announces he will play his final major league game against the Rays in the Bronx on August 12th before becoming a special adviser and instructor with the team. The 41-year-old A-Rod, currently hitting .204, will end his career with 696 home runs, fourth on the all-time list, trailing only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), and Babe Ruth (714).
2017 On his 26th birthday, Mike Trout collects his 1,000th career hit, a line-drive double into the left-field corner off Dylan Bundy in the Halos’ 6-2 loss to the Orioles at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The Millville Meteor becomes the tenth American Leaguer to reach the milestone before his age-26 season.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Louis Santop has been called “the first of the great Negro League sluggers,” and “the first Negro League superstar.”
Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Santop was physically large for his day, standing 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 240 pounds. Primarily a catcher, he also played the corner infield and outfield positions. He was known as “Big Bertha,” after a large piece of German heavy artillery.
While he was a gifted slugger who hit mammoth drives in the Dead Ball Era, he also hit for extremely high averages in the upper .300s and lower .400s.
Santop broke in with the Fort Worth Wonders in 1909, and the following season played with the Philadelphia Giants, where he formed the famous “kid battery” with Cannonball Redding. For the next four seasons, Santop caught for the New York Lincoln Giants, where he formed a future Hall of Fame battery with Smoky Joe Williams.
In 1915, he played briefly with the Chicago American Giants, before returning East to play with the Lincoln Giants. The two teams met in the postseason championship, and ended up tied.
He also played in the Black World Series for the Hilldale Daisies in 1921, 1924, and 1925, winning in ’21 and ’25.
Santop was an outgoing player and an exuberant drawing card, earning as much as $500 per month in the 1910s and 1920s. There are stories of him calling his home run shots, and he often gave pregame throwing exhibitions, throwing a ball over the center field fence while standing at the catcher’s position, and then crouching and firing repeatedly to each infielder – amazing onlookers with his powerful arm.
He served in the United States Navy in 1918 and ’19.
In exhibitions against white major leaguers, Santop is remembered for having outhit Babe Ruth in a 1920 postseason series, notching three hits against Carl Mays of the Yankees. In a 1917 series, Santop recorded six hits in three games against Chief Bender and Joe Bush.
Santop passed away on Jan. 6, 1942. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006.
August 7, 1964 – The Chicago College All-Star Game 31st annual is played before 65,000 in paid attendance at Soldier Field as the Chicago Bears defeated the All-Stars 28-17. The MVP award, always given to the college player team, happened to be the wide receiver from Arizona State, Charley Taylor. Taylor we of course know would go on to a brilliant NFL career that would earn him Pro Football Hall of Fame honors!
August 7, 2010 – John Randle the legendary Vikings D- lineman, Russ Grimm the leader of the famed Washington Redskins offensive line called the Hogs, Rickey Jackson the fantastic linebacker for the Saints and 49ers, Floyd Little the former star halfback of the Denver Broncos, Dick LeBeau the famed former cornerback of the Detroit Lions and later defensive minded coach who created the zone-blitz defense, Jerry Rice, 49ers and Raiders, who is probably the most prolific wide receiver of all time and Emmitt Smith the NFL’s leading rusher of all time from the Cowboys were ceremoniously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
August 7, 2021 – The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined the Class of 2020 in grand fashion at their Canton, Ohio Museum. The festivity was delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the legends were able to enjoy the honor of enshrinement all the same as they patiently waited a year. The 2020 Class included Coach Jimmy Johnson, Coach Bill Cowher, Safety Troy Polamalu, Safety Steve Atwater, Receiver Isaac Bruce, Safety Donnie Shell, Guard Steve Hutchinson, Back Edgerrin James, Receiver Harold Carmichael, Tackle Jim Covert, Safety Bobby Dillon, Safety Cliff Harris, Tackle Winston Hill, Defensive Lineman Alex Karras, Tackle Duke Slater, Receiver Mac Speedie, Defender Ed Sprinkle, NFL Films Steve Sabol, Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, and Colts legendary GM George Young.
HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY FOR AUGUST 7
August 7, 1945 – Alan Page was a defensive end from Notre Dame that was selected to enter the College Football Hall of Fame. Page was named to the 1970s NFL All-Decade Team, inducted into the Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor.
NOT YET IN THE HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY
August 7, 1976 – East Bernard, Texas – Shane Lechler a great punter who played college ball at Texas A&M from 1996-99 was born. Shane was selected 142nd overall by the Oakland Raiders in the 2000 NFL Draft. Besides being a Raiders from 2000-12, Lechler also was a member of the Houston Texans from 2013-present. According to a Yahoo.com post, Lechler is a seven-time Pro Bowl selection , a six-time First-team All-Pro, and a three-time Second-team All-Pro. Shane holds the record for highest average yards per punt in NFL history. Lechler won the Golden Toe Award in 2009 and was a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Place of Birth: Detroit, MI
Date of Birth: Apr 09, 1921
Place of Death: Southfield. MI
Date of Death: Oct 23, 2010
Jersey Number: 1
High School: Redford, MI (Catholic Central HS)
An outstanding lineman who won All-City recognition at Detroit’s Catholic Central High School, Vince “Bananas” Banonis started playing football centering a helmet because his high school had only two footballs. Staying in his hometown he went to the University of Detroit where he was named a 1941 All- American by Grantland Rice, the Associated Press, United Press and others. During his three years in college his teams went 19-7-1. In a game against Villanova he made seven consecutive tackles. His greatest play of all was against Oklahoma State. Banonis centered the ball, ran down-field, took a lateral pass from a teammate, then threw a lateral pass himself, and blocked out two men so another teammate could score a touchdown. After his collegiate career ended in 1941 he was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals. In 1943 Banonis won all-service All-American honors at Iowa Pre-Flight before spending two years in the Navy. A versatile athlete, during his college days he was the school’s handball champion as well as the right fielder for the Titan baseball team. In a ten-season professional career, Banonis played on three world championship teams, first with the 1947 Chicago Cardinals and later with the 1952 and 1953 Detroit Lions.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
3 – 8 – 32 – 11 – 24 – 11 – 41 – 12 – 31 – 25 – 80 – 22 – 93 – 68 – 57 – 44 – 51
August 7, 1907 – MLB Washington Senators legendary pitcher Walter Johnson wins first of his 416 career wins, 7-2 v Cleveland
August 7, 1929 – New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, the eventual Number 3 tied an MLB record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games for the second time in 13-1 win v Philadelphia A’s
August 7, 1972 – Yogi Berra (Number 8), Sandy Koufax (Number 32), Lefty Gomez (Number 11), Early Wynn (Number 24), Josh Gibson (Number 11), Will Harridge, Buck Leonard (Number 32) and Ross Youngs were all inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
August 7, 1978 – Eddie Mathews (Number 41), Addie Joss and Larry MacPhail are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
August 7, 1992 – The Orlando Magic signs NBA No. 1 draft pick Shaquille O’Neal who wore Number 32 that season
August 7, 1999 – Tampa Bay 3rd baseman Wade Boggs, Number 12 became the first MLB player to hit a home run for his 3,000th hit in Devil Rays’ 15-10 loss v Cleveland
August 7, 2004 – Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux, Number 31 entered his name in the history record books with his 300th career win in the Chicago’s 8-4 triumph v San Francisco at SBC Park
August 7, 2007 – San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds, Number 25 hit his 756th career home run, it was a monumental one too as it broke Hank Aaron’s long-standing MLB record
August 7, 2010 – Jerry Rice (Number 80), Emmitt Smith (Number 22), John Randle (Number 93), Russ Grimm (Number 68), Rickey Jackson (Number 57), Floyd Little (Number 44) and Dick LeBeau (Number 44) were enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
August 7, 2016 – Miami Marlins veteran Japanese outfielder Ichiro Suzuki wearing Number 51 becomes the 30th member of the 3,000 hit club in a 10 – 7 win v Rockies
TV SPORTS MONDAY
|MLB REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|LA Dodgers at San Diego||4:10pm||MLBN|
|Miami at Cincinnati||6:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Minnesota at Detroit||6:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Washington at Philadelphia||6:40pm||MASN/2|
|Atlanta at Pittsburgh||7:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Chi. Cubs at NY Mets||7:10pm||MLBN|
|Kansas City at Boston||7:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Toronto at Cleveland||7:10pm||MLBN|
|Colorado at Milwaukee||8:10pm||ATTSN-RM|
|NY Yankees at Chi. White Sox||8:10pm||MLBN|
|San Francisco at LA Angels||9:38pm||MLBN|
|Texas at Oakland||9:40pm||Bally Sports|
|Women’s World Cup: England vs Nigeria||3:30am||FS1|
|Women’s World Cup: Australia vs Denmark||6:30am||FS1|
|Club Friendly: Liverpool vs Darmstadt 98||2:00pm||CBSSN|