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Jose Maria Olazabal left Augusta National on Friday convinced he would be one stroke shy of making the cut at the 88th Masters.

But by day’s end, enough players had tumbled down the leaderboard to move the cut line from 5 over par to 6 over. The likes of Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson won’t see the weekend, but Olazabal, 58, made the cut on the number.

The 1994 and 1999 Masters winner from Spain shot 77 without a single birdie in Thursday’s opening round. But Olazabal got into an early groove Friday by birdieing the second and third holes, the latter thanks to a terrific approach shot that rolled within feet of the pin.

After a bogey at No. 9, Olazabal made the misstep that he felt cost him at the famed par-3 12th in Amen Corner. His tee shot didn’t have enough distance and rolled down into the water hazard. He then put his third shot into the greenside bunker en route to triple bogey.

“I paid dearly, I have to say,” Olazabal said. “Yes, just a pity. I played really good golf today. It was just a shame that I put a bad swing on 12. As simple as that.”

Olazabal said he was proud of how he kept fighting, as he finished the final six holes in 1 under par for a 73. Though he didn’t know it at the time, making a birdie at the par-3 16th to get to 6-over 150 was enough for him to reach the weekend, after all.

“I leave the grounds with head held high,” Olazabal said. “I played really good golf two days. It’s true that I made a couple of bad mistakes that cost me dearly, but apart from that, when I came here early in the week, I would have never imagined I would be able to play the level of golf I played today.”

Olazabal, who made the Masters cut as recently as 2021, proved again that age is only a number when it comes to past champions remembering their way around Augusta.

Vijay Singh of Fiji (61 years old) is at 4 over through two rounds, as is Phil Mickelson (53). They are tied for 35th with the likes of Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Jason Day of Australia.

Last year, Fred Couples set the record for the oldest player to make the cut at the Masters at 63 years, 187 days old.

Thomas continued a recent trend of rough outings at major championships. The two-time major winner stood at even par for the tournament with four holes to play Friday. He proceeded to play Nos. 15-18 in 7 over par, with three double bogeys and one bogey, to shoot 79 and miss the cut by a shot.

Thomas’ tumble helped move the cut line. Only the top 50 players and ties make the weekend at the Masters, but for much of the evening that group was 5 over or better. Once the round was complete, 11 players at 6 over were tied for 50th, including Olazabal, Rickie Fowler, Australia’s Adam Scott and Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama.


Tiger Woods set a new record by making the weekend cut at the Masters for the 24th consecutive time, grinding out a 1-over-par score through the first 36 holes at Augusta National.

“I’ve been lucky enough to have been able to play this event for all these years,” Woods said of breaking a tie with Gary Player and Fred Couples, who played into the weekend at the Masters 23 times in a row. “And I did miss a cut when I was an amateur. As a pro, I’ve done well. It’s just an amazing aura that this place has.”

When Woods signed his scorecard Friday afternoon, he was tied for 26th. Woods’ final round Sunday will be his 100th at the Masters.

Woods played a total of 23 holes on Friday. The physical test for the five-time Masters champion included the final five holes required to complete his opening round, which was postponed by darkness following a morning weather delay.

“I’m tired. I’ve been out for a while, competing, grinding,” Woods said. “It’s been a long 23 holes, a long day.”

Woods rolled in a bogey at the last to end his first round, then was faced with a rapid return to the first tee with less than 45 minutes before the start of the second round.

Woods flashed late-morning brilliance with three birdies — highlighted by a chip-in from the fringe on No. 6 — on the front nine but also showed some rust with three bogeys.

“It was a good fight. I was able to go out there and still be out there in the ballgame going into the weekend,” Woods said Friday.

He posted a total of 36 on the first nine of the second round.

It is Woods’ first appearance since withdrawing from the Genesis Invitational in February with flu-like symptoms, and his first major in a year. Woods made the cut at last year’s Masters but withdrew before the end of the rain-interrupted third round, citing plantar fasciitis.

After a bogey at the par-4 14th in the second round Friday, Woods responded with his only birdie on the back nine as wind gusts up to 40 mph caused careful calibration on every shot.

Woods, who hit 22 of 28 fairways in the first two rounds, said it wasn’t possible to single out one part of his game that was tested most on Friday.

“Pretty much everything. This golf course will expose any weakness that you have. The greens are quick right now. This wind is all over the place — anything that gets in the air, it was a great test.”



LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Initially off the radar among Kentucky’s coaching targets, Mark Pope is now entrusted with maintaining the program’s gold standard.

Makes sense, since he helped do so as a player.

Kentucky hired the BYU coach to guide its men’s basketball program, bringing home a captain of the Wildcats’ 1996 national championship team to succeed John Calipari.

The school announced the 51-year-old Pope’s hiring in a release Friday morning but did not mention any contract details. He will be introduced at a later date, the release said.

Pope replaces Calipari, a Hall of Famer who took Kentucky to its eighth NCAA title in 2012 among four Final Four appearances in 15 years. Kentucky hasn’t returned there since going 38-1 in 2015. Calipari stepped down on Tuesday and was introduced as Arkansas coach the next day.

Pope was 110-52 in five seasons with the Cougars and went 23-11 in their first season in the Big 12 Conference. BYU is also coming off a second NCAA Tournament appearance in four years under Pope.

He was 77-56 before that in four seasons at Utah Valley and guided the Wolverines to consecutive runner-up finishes in the Western Athletic Conference his final two years. They reached the CBI quarterfinals both times.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adem Bona is leaving UCLA after two years to enter the NBA draft.

The sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria, announced his plans Friday on his Instagram account.

Bona averaged 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks while starting 65 of 66 games over his two years in Westwood.

The 6-foot-10 forward-center was named All-Pac-12 and was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year this season. Bona earned Pac-12 All-Defensive Team honors both seasons and was named the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2023.

“These past 2 years have flown by,” Bona posted. “Basketball has given me such an amazing opportunity to make memories with people I will cherish forever. But this is only the beginning. I’m so excited to see where this game is going to take me next.”

He finished with 115 blocks, ranking sixth on UCLA’s career list. He was the first player since Dan Gadzuric in 2001 to have back-to-back seasons with at least 50 blocks.

“We believe that he’s just scratching the surface, in terms of his potential and his ability to really thrive on the court,” Bruins coach Mick Cronin said.

Players who declare for the draft have until the NCAA-mandated June 1 deadline to withdraw their eligibility and return to school.


Sophomore center Donovan Clingan has played a sizable role in leading UConn to back-to-back championships. On Friday, Clingan announced the next step of his journey by declaring to enter the 2024 NBA Draft.

Listed at 7 feet 2 and 280 pounds, Clingan is expected to be a top pick in the upcoming draft. He is the No. 3 prospect in ESPN’s Top 100 list for the June 26-27 draft.

“I’ll be pursuing the lifelong dream of mine to play in the NBA and will be entering my name in the 2024 NBA Draft!!” he wrote on Twitter.

“It will be very hard for me to leave my brothers after all the success these past two years, but the time is NOW!!”

After playing behind Adama Sanogo last season, Clingan averaged 13.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while shooting 63.9 percent from the floor in 2023-24.

Clingan stepped up in the NCAA Tournament, following up a career-best eight blocks in the Huskies’ 75-58 win over Northwestern in the second round by adding a 22-point, 10-rebound, five-block performance in a 77-52 victory over Illinois in the Elite Eight.



Little-used reserve Devonte’ Graham hit the deciding jumper with 0.9 seconds left to cap a torrid comeback as the host San Antonio Spurs stunned the Denver Nuggets 121-120 on Friday.

The loss, which came in the next-to-last game of the regular season for both teams, dropped the Nuggets into a three-way tie for first place in the Western Conference with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Victor Wembanyama finished with 34 points, 12 rebounds and five assists for the Spurs. He put up 17 points in less than three minutes during the third quarter, a span in which he had four 3-pointers and a three-point play.

Jamal Murray led Denver with 35 points, while Nikola Jokic added 22 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds. The Nuggets had a final chance after Graham’s go-ahead basket, but they could not inbound the ball within five seconds and turned it over.

Thunder 125, Bucks 107

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 23 points and Chet Holmgren added 22 to lead Oklahoma City past visiting Milwaukee for its fourth consecutive win.

Gilgeous-Alexander scored 14 in the first quarter alone as the Thunder put up 41 in the period.

The Bucks, who got 18 points apiece from Brook Lopez and Khris Middleton, fell into a tie with the New York Knicks for the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee holds the tiebreaker.

Timberwolves 109, Hawks 106

Rudy Gobert scored 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as Minnesota held off Atlanta in Minneapolis and pulled into a three-way tie atop the Western Conference.

Naz Reid added 19 points off the bench for Minnesota, which has one game to go in the regular season, as do the co-leaders Denver Nuggets and Oklahoma City Thunder. Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns scored 11 points and dished eight assists in his first game since March 4 due to a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Trae Young scored 19 points and distributed seven assists to lead Atlanta. Clint Capela recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Celtics 131, Hornets 98

Payton Pritchard scored a career-high 31 points and had 11 assists to help Boston end a two-game losing streak by routing visiting Charlotte.

Neither team was near full strength. Boston (63-18) was without the top six players in its rotation, and the Hornets were without a few players as well. Tre Mann finished with 19 points and eight assists for Charlotte, and Nick Smith Jr. added 15.

Pritchard made 14 of his 22 field-goal attempts. He didn’t play in the fourth quarter. Luke Kornet added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who are locked into the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and will have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs.

Cavaliers 129, Pacers 120

Donovan Mitchell scored a team-high 33 points, helping Cleveland defeat visiting Indiana and clinch a playoff berth.

Jarrett Allen added 29 points and 13 rebounds for Cleveland. Darius Garland and Caris LeVert chipped in 16 apiece, while Evan Mobley scored 12.

Tyrese Haliburton and Pascal Siakam led eight players in double figures for Indiana with 19 points apiece. Haliburton also had a game-high 12 assists for the Pacers, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Indiana is among three teams tied for fifth in the East.

Heat 125, Raptors 103

Nikola Jovic scored 22 points and Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 20 points and nine assists off the bench to help Miami defeat visiting Toronto.

Bam Adebayo scored 19 points as the Heat won for the sixth time in nine games. The Heat reside in eighth place in the Eastern Conference with one game remaining but still have a chance at a top-six playoff berth, as they are one game back of the Orlando Magic, Indiana Pacers and Philadelphia 76ers.

RJ Barrett scored 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting and collected 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who have lost three in a row.

Pelicans 114, Warriors 109

CJ McCollum capped a New Orleans barrage of 3-pointers by sinking his eighth of the game with 1:02 remaining in San Francisco, stalling a Golden State rally and propelling the Pelicans into a triumph in a matchup filled with playoff-position ramifications.

A second win in two nights in Northern California improved the chances of the Pelicans finishing in the coveted sixth spot in the Western Conference and clinching a playoff spot. McCollum paced the Pelicans with 28 points, 24 coming on 8-for-13 shooting from 3-point range. New Orleans made 20 threes as a team, outscoring the Warriors 60-39 from beyond the arc.

The Warriors took a giant step backward toward the 10th and final play-in spot. Stephen Curry shot 7-for-13 from long range as part of his game-high, 33-point night. Klay Thompson chipped in with 19 points, Andrew Wiggins 18 and Trayce Jackson-Davis 10 to go with 11 rebounds. Draymond Green recorded a 12-rebound, 11-assist double-double on a night when he went scoreless.

Lakers 123, Grizzlies 120

LeBron James poured in 37 points and Anthony Davis added 36 as visiting Los Angeles held off pesky Memphis.

With the victory, Los Angeles jumped into the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Davis grabbed 14 rebounds to finish with a double-double. Rui Hachimura chipped in 14 points for Los Angeles, which snapped a two-game skid.

GG Jackson led Memphis with 31 points, while LaRavia and Scotty Pippen Jr. each finished with 28. Jordan Goodwin collected 23 points and 17 boards as the Grizzlies got outshot 51.9 percent to 45.3 percent from the field.

Bulls 129, Wizards 127

Javonte Green scored 24 points and Dalen Terry led a late surge as Chicago used a makeshift lineup to defeat host Washington.

Adama Sanogo contributed 22 points and 20 rebounds off the bench while Coby White and Jevon Carter added 20 points each as the Bulls fielded a lineup full of reserves. It was the second road win in as many nights for Chicago, after clinching the No. 9 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win in Detroit on Thursday.

Deni Avdija had 24 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists to pace Washington, which is on its way to its worst record in franchise history. Korey Kispert added 23 points for the Wizards.

Knicks 111, Nets 107

Jalen Brunson scored 30 points as hot New York overcame a 17-point, first-half deficit and hung on a victory over Brooklyn.

The result assures the Knicks of at least home-court advantage in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Knicks won their fourth straight game and overcame a 41-point showing by Brooklyn’s Cam Thomas. Josh Hart added 16 while OG Anunoby and Robinson added 15 apiece for the Knicks.

Thomas made 15 of 26 shots for Brooklyn, which shot 50 percent and played with only nine players due to injuries to Cameron Johnson, Dennis Smith Jr., Dorian Finney-Smith and Dennis Schroder. Watford logged 17 points and 13 rebounds and Lonnie Walker IV contributed 15 points for the Nets, who lost for the second time in three games.

76ers 125, Magic 113

Joel Embiid racked up 32 points and 13 rebounds to lead host Philadelphia to a win over Orlando.

Embiid also had seven assists for Philadelphia, which ran its winning streak to seven games. Tyrese Maxey added 28 points and Kelly Oubre Jr. supplied 21 to go along with nine boards.

Franz Wagner paced Orlando with 24 points. Paolo Banchero finished with 22 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists and Jalen Suggs netted 20 points as the Magic were outshot 47.7 percent to 45.3 percent from the field.

Jazz 110, Clippers 109

Reserve Kenneth Lofton Jr. set season highs with 27 points and eight assists and matched his season best with nine rebounds while leading Utah to a win at Los Angeles.

Keyonte George added 14 points to help lift the Jazz to their second consecutive win in as many nights after enduring a 13-game losing streak.

Bones Hyland missed a game-winning 3-point attempt in the final seconds but finished with a team-high 20 points for the Clippers. Los Angeles still clinched fourth place in the West thanks to Dallas’ loss.

Pistons 107, Mavericks 89

Marcus Sasser led a balanced attack with 24 points and visiting Detroit cruised past short-handed Dallas.

Evan Fournier led a productive four-man bench crew with 13 points as the Pistons snapped a six-game losing streak by having better depth than a Mavericks club resting star guards Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Jaden Hardy went for a game-high 25 points off the bench for Dallas, which didn’t play any of its starters more than 16 minutes.

Rockets 116, Trail Blazers 107

Jalen Green totaled 26 points and nine rebounds for Houston, which took control in the second quarter and went on to send host Portland to its 14th loss in its last 16 games.

Green made 10 of 20 shots after being limited to 19 minutes and three points in Houston’s three-point loss at Utah on Thursday. He helped the Rockets prevail for just the second time in eight games following an 11-game winning streak.

Rookie Scoot Henderson scored 30 points but sat for the final 8 1/2 minutes as Portland reached 60 losses for the fourth time in team history and the first time since 2005-06.

Suns 108, Kings 107

Jusuf Nurkic split two free throws with 8.7 seconds left and visiting Phoenix pressured Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox into a late turnover to seal a vital victory.

Kevin Durant scored 28 points, Devin Booker tallied 21 and Bradley Beal had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Suns, who remain one game behind the New Orleans Pelicans for the sixth and final automatic playoff berth in the Western Conference.

Domantas Sabonis had 25 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Kings, who led by 16 points with just over seven minutes left in the third quarter but lost for the fifth time in the past six games.



Jackson Merrill singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning as the San Diego Padres edged the host Los Angeles Dodgers 8-7 on Friday, winning a slugfest that featured a history-making moment for the Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani.

The teams combined for eight home runs, six of them in the first three innings. One of the long balls was the 175th of Ohtani’s career, which tied Hideki Matsui’s MLB record for homers by a Japanese-born player.

With two outs in the 11th, Merrill punched a single to left off Dodgers reliever Alex Vesia (0-2), scoring automatic runner Jose Azocar from second base. Padres closer Robert Suarez (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. tied the game 7-7 with a two-run shot in the seventh. Manny Machado, Ha-Seong Kim and Jake Cronenworth also went deep for the Padres. The Dodgers also got homers from Max Muncy, Mookie Betts and Teoscar Hernandez against Padres right-hander Michael King to go up 7-3 after three innings.

Mets 6, Royals 1

Luis Severino and four relievers combined on a three-hitter as host New York snapped Kansas City’s seven-game winning streak.

The Mets scored their first five runs with two outs as they won for the sixth time in eight games following an 0-5 start. Severino (1-1), who signed as a free agent with the Mets in December, earned his first win with his new team after allowing one run on one hit — Salvador Perez’s leadoff homer in the second — in five innings.

Brandon Nimmo had an RBI double in the third against Michael Wacha (1-1) before the Mets took the lead in the fourth when Jeff McNeil and DJ Stewart laced consecutive RBI singles. Brett Baty added a two-run double in the fifth before Pete Alonso homered leading off the eighth.

Brewers 11, Orioles 1

Willy Adames had three hits, including a home run, Freddy Peralta fanned 11 in six strong innings and visiting Milwaukee routed Baltimore.

Gary Sanchez and William Contreras also homered for Milwaukee, which has won three straight. Peralta (2-0) allowed a run on five hits. Brewers star Christian Yelich left the game in the second inning due to lower back discomfort.

Colton Cowser hit his third homer in two days and doubled for the Orioles. Baltimore starter Tyler Wells (0-2) gave up four runs in four innings.

Cardinals 9, Diamondbacks 6

Nolan Arenado hit a three-run homer and Lars Nootbaar blasted a two-run shot as St. Louis recovered from blowing a 6-0 lead to beat Arizona in Phoenix.

Brendan Donovan went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs and Masyn Winn was 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs for the Cardinals. Reliever Giovanny Gallegos (2-0) earned the victory and Ryan Helsley picked up his fifth save.

Diamondbacks starter Brandon Pfaadt allowed six runs on seven hits in six innings. Joe Mantiply (1-1) took the loss. Eugenio Suarez hit a three-run homer to cap the Diamondbacks’ six-run fifth inning.

Angels 7, Red Sox 0

Taylor Ward highlighted his three-RBI night with a two-run homer while Reid Detmers threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings to lead visiting Los Angeles over Boston.

Anthony Rendon, Nolan Schanuel and Aaron Hicks finished with two hits apiece for the Angels. Detmers (3-0) struck out seven while allowing just three hits — none after the third inning — and two walks.

The Red Sox committed three errors and managed only three hits. Tanner Houck (2-1) yielded seven runs (four earned) on 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Braves 8, Marlins 1

Max Fried retired the side in order in four of the first five innings, leading Atlanta to a win over host Miami.

Ex-Marlins star Marcell Ozuna led Atlanta’s offense, going 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Fried (1-0), who entered the game with an ugly 18.00 ERA after his first two starts, allowed four hits and one run in 6 1/3 innings. He lowered his ERA to 8.74.

Miami fell to 0-8 at home as Trevor Rogers (0-2) gave up eight hits and two runs in five innings. Rogers is 0-6 in eight career starts against Atlanta.

Reds 11, White Sox 1

Elly De La Cruz and Tyler Stephenson connected for back-to-back home runs and Andrew Abbott pitched seven strong innings to lift Cincinnati to a win against host Chicago.

Cincinnati collected 12 hits, including five for extra bases, while drawing nine walks. Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Santiago Espinal and De La Cruz each contributed two hits and three RBIs to the Reds’ attack. Abbott (1-1) gave up one run and four hits.

Chris Flexen (0-3) endured the shortest among his three starts with the White Sox, as the Reds reached him for six runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.

Mariners 4, Cubs 2

Bryce Miller allowed just an unearned run over 6 1/3 innings as Seattle defeated visiting Chicago.

Ty France went 2-for-4 and Julio Rodriguez hit a two-run single for the Mariners, who won back-to-back games for only the second time this season. Miller (2-1) allowed three hits, walked three and struck out four.

Michael Busch doubled and homered for the Cubs, who managed just four hits. Chicago lost for the third time in four games at the start of its nine-game road trip.

Tigers 8, Twins 2

Mark Canha homered and drove in two runs, Tarik Skubal pitched five scoreless innings and host Detroit cruised past Minnesota.

Skubal (2-0) allowed only two hits and struck out five. Spencer Torkelson and Matt Vierling had two hits and two RBIs apiece.

Twins starter Pablo Lopez (1-2) gave up five runs and six hits in four-plus innings. Kyle Farmer’s RBI double in the ninth broke up Detroit’s shutout bid. Minnesota shortstop Carlos Correa was removed in the bottom of the third inning and later diagnosed with a right oblique strain.

Rangers 12, Astros 8

Jonah Heim clubbed a three-run homer to cap a six-run third inning and Texas added four runs in the sixth to top host Houston.

Evan Carter went 3-for-5 and scored twice for the Rangers. Texas’ Dane Dunning (2-1) allowed three runs on five hits over five innings.

Kyle Tucker homered twice and Jake Meyers drove in three runs for the Astros. J.P. France (0-2) surrendered eight runs on eight hits in four innings.

Pirates 5, Phillies 2

Bailey Falter pitched five effective innings against his former team and Henry Davis drove in two runs as Pittsburgh beat host Philadelphia to even the teams’ four-game series at one win apiece.

Falter (1-0) allowed one run on four hits in his first outing against Philadelphia since being traded to Pittsburgh last season. Davis collected two hits and two runs batting ninth for the Pirates.

Bryson Stott and Alec Bohm supplied the Phillies’ lone RBIs. Bryce Harper went 2-for-4 with a double for Philadelphia, which had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Rays 2, Giants 1

Harold Ramirez went 3-for-4, scored twice and stole a base as Tampa Bay won its third straight game, edging San Francisco in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Ramirez scored on a bases-loaded walk to Yandy Diaz in the second inning and on a third-inning double by Amed Rosario, who went 2-for-4. Garrett Cleavinger (2-0) fired 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief. Pete Fairbanks picked his third save in as many opportunities.

San Francisco’s Thairo Estrada went 2-for-4 with a double and Jung Hoo Lee singled, stole a base and scored. Giants starter Keaton Winn (0-3) went five innings and gave up two runs on five hits.

Rockies 12, Blue Jays 4

Nolan Jones and Ezequiel Tovar led a 20-hit attack with solo home runs and Colorado earned its first win in Toronto in 10 tries dating to 2002.

Jones, Tovar, Ryan McMahon and Kris Bryant each had two RBIs for the Rockies. McMahon was 4-for-6, Brendan Rodgers was 3-for-4 and Brenton Doyle was 3-for-5. Ryan Feltner (1-1) allowed two runs on eight hits in five innings.

Daulton Varsho and Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit solo homers for the Blue Jays, who have lost two in a row. Kevin Gausman (0-2) allowed six runs and 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings.

A’s 2, Nationals 1 (10 innings)

Lawrence Butler hit a game-winning single with one out in the 10th inning to go with an earlier home run as Oakland defeated visiting Washington.

Paul Blackburn remained unscored upon through three starts and the A’s won despite managing only three hits. Blackburn tossed 6 1/3 innings. Michael Kelly (2-0) pitched the 10th for the victory.

The Nationals’ Jesse Winker, who went 4-for-4, homered to lead off the ninth inning and tie the score. Kyle Finnegan (0-2) took the loss.

Yankees at Guardians, ppd.

The scheduled game between the Guardians and New York Yankees was postponed due to inclement weather in the Cleveland area. The teams will make up the contest as part of a split doubleheader on Saturday.



The defending Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights built an early lead and went on to a 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Las Vegas on Friday, clinching the final Western Conference playoff berth in the process.

Jack Eichel, Nicolas Roy and Pavel Dorofeyev each had a goal and an assist and Chandler Stephenson tied his career high with four assists for Vegas, which snapped a three-game losing streak.

Jonathan Marchessault, Tomas Hertl, William Karlsson and Keegan Kolesar scored one goal apiece, Noah Hanifin added two assists and Logan Thompson finished with 25 saves for the Golden Knights. Vegas also moved within one point of the third-place Los Angeles Kings in the Pacific Division.

Marat Khusnutdinov scored his first NHL goal and Ryan Hartman also scored for Minnesota. Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 23 saves for the Wild, who lost for the fourth time in their past five games.

Flames 6, Ducks 3

Nazem Kadri collected one goal and two assists in his 900th career game and Andrei Kuzmenko posted his second career hat trick as visiting Calgary claimed a victory over Anaheim.

Andrew Mangiapane and Connor Zary also scored for the Flames, who have won two of three games. Dustin Wolf, the two-time AHL top goaltender, made 19 saves, while Jonathan Huberdeau, MacKenzie Weegar and Martin Pospisil all collected two assists.

Frank Vatrano, Olen Zellweger and Sam Colangelo — in his NHL debut — scored for the Ducks. Anaheim goalie John Gibson stopped 21 shots.

Hurricanes 5, Blues 2

Seth Jarvis and Jaccob Slavin each had a goal and an assist as Carolina helped to eliminate St. Louis from the chase for the final wild-card spot in the West.

Jake Guentzel scored a pair of empty-net goals for the Hurricanes, who have won four straight and pulled to within a point of the New York Rangers for the Metropolitan Division lead. Frederik Andersen made 29 saves.

Zack Bolduc and Jordan Kyrou scored, and Jordan Binnington made 37 saves for the Blues, who were eliminated when the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Minnesota Wild later Friday.

Predators 5, Blackhawks 1

Filip Forsberg scored his 10th career hat trick en route to setting the franchise single-season goal-scoring record as visiting Nashville cruised past Chicago.

Forsberg scored his 44th, 45th and 46th goals to move into sole possession of the franchise single-season scoring mark previously set by Matt Duchene (43) in 2021-22. Kiefer Sherwood and Jason Zucker also scored for Nashville, Luke Evangelista added two assists and Kevin Lankinen made 25 saves.

Philipp Kurashev scored for the Blackhawks, who took their third straight loss. Arvid Soderblom finished with 35 saves.

Coyotes 3, Oilers 2 (OT)

Matias Maccelli scored the overtime winner and added an assist as Arizona improved to 9-5-0 over its last 14 games by edging host Edmonton.

Maccelli took a Michael Kesselring pass and beat Calvin Pickard glove side for his 15th of the season at 1:35 of the extra period. Josh Doan and Logan Cooley scored the other Arizona goals, and Karel Vejmelka made 38 saves on a day when Coyotes management arrived in Edmonton to address rumors of the team’s relocation to Salt Lake City.

Adam Henrique and Darnell Nurse scored for the Oilers, who still secured home ice in the first round of the playoffs with the single point. Evander Kane had two assists, and Pickard stopped 25 shots.


Arizona Coyotes players were informed that the franchise is being relocated to Salt Lake City, multiple media outlets reported on Friday, though at least one report indicated those conversations weren’t quite so definitive.

The potential move would come along with a change in ownership per ESPN, as the NHL has worked to help negotiate a sale to Ryan and Ashley Smith, who own the NBA’s Utah Jazz.

“We are interested. We are ready, and we’re a partner,” Ryan Smith told The Athletic earlier this week. “The arena is done. We think we have a solution. And that’s my message to the NHL.”

The Athletic reported that the Friday conversation between Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong and the players was slightly more contingent in nature, confirming only that relocation “is possible,” but that players would have a chance to visit Salt Lake City should the sale occur.

The Coyotes’ future has been in flux for some time, as the franchise has had difficulty finding an appropriate home arena in over recent seasons.

After not being able to reach an agreement to continue playing in Glendale at their previous home, Gila River Arena, the Coyotes have played in Arizona State’s 5,000-seat Mullett Arena the past two seasons.

That was seen as a stopgap solution by the NHL, which urged team owner Alex Meruelo to find another stadium deal or sell the club.

Ownership announced plans last week to buy land in Phoenix to build a privately funded arena and entertainment district.

However, that plan hinged on the club winning a June 27 land auction for the 110-acre site that will be auctioned off by the Arizona State Land Department. The appraised price of the site is $68.5 million.

The NHL franchise relocated to Arizona from Winnipeg in 1996 and played in Phoenix until a move to Glendale, Ariz., in 2003. The latter city terminated its lease with the Coyotes following the 2021-22 season.

Last year, the Coyotes lost an election with Tempe voters in a plan to build a $2.3 billion arena and entertainment district.

Smith added to the relocation speculation on Monday with a post on X, formerly Twitter, soliciting potential team names for a Salt Lake City NHL team.



A pair of storied programs, Boston College and Denver, face off for the NCAA men’s hockey championship Saturday evening in Saint Paul, Minn.

Boston College (34-5-1) is the top overall seed and is seeking its first title since 2012. Denver (31-9-3) is going for its second title in three years and its record 10th title overall.

The stakes could not be higher, and players on both sides could not be more determined.

“Anytime someone commits to Boston College, it’s to win championships,” Eagles forward Cutter Gauthier said. “And we have an opportunity for that on Saturday.”

The same is true for Denver, which has won three straight games by a single goal.

“We’re just extremely confident,” Pioneers goaltender Matt Davis said, “and feel battle-tested.”

Boston College is coming off a dominant 4-0 win over Michigan in the NCAA Frozen Four on Thursday night. Will Smith scored two goals, Gauthier added another goal and Gabe Perreault finished the scoring to send the Eagles to the title game.

Gauthier leads the nation with 38 goals, which also is tied for the most in a single season in Boston College history. David Emma (1989-90) and Scott Harlow (1985-86) also enjoyed 38-goal seasons for the Eagles, and Gauthier has a chance to break the record Saturday.

Smith has 25 goals after his two-goal performance Thursday. The Massachusetts native watched the Eagles’ 2012 title run as a child and now has a chance to bring another championship trophy to Chestnut Hill, Mass.

“(If you had) told me as a kid, this would be kind of crazy,” Smith said. “I remember the days I was watching Johnny Gaudreau in the same Frozen Four. So it’s a dream come true. It would be unbelievable to get that trophy just like he did.”

Denver is coming off three consecutive 2-1 victories, two of which required overtime. The Pioneers outlasted Boston University for a 2-1 overtime win on Thursday in the first Frozen Four matchup.

Davis turned aside 33 of 34 shots for Denver, and Tristan Broz provided the winning goal with 8:51 remaining in the extra session.

Broz said he and his teammates never lost their cool in high-pressure situations.

“Just like Coach (David) Carle said, these 2-1 games can go either way,” Broz said. “There’s bounces that happen throughout the game, and you just have to stick with it and keep playing because those bounces happen. But you’re still in a tight hockey game.”

Both teams enter the final matchup on a hot streak.

Boston College is riding a 15-game winning streak. Its last loss took place Feb. 5 against Boston University in the city’s famous “Beanpot Tournament.”

Meanwhile, Denver is 13-1-1 in its past 15 games.

The teams met Oct. 21, when Denver notched a 4-3 road win over Boston College. Carter King scored a power-play goal in the third period to lift the Pioneers.

“That was a long time ago,” Boston College coach Greg Brown said. “We’ve improved a lot. But that was a really fun hockey game.

“It was back and forth. It was two good teams both making a lot of plays.”



Winless through his past 42 races, Chase Elliott can almost taste Victory Lane after his strong showing last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway and probably does not want to leave Virginia.

Following a Cook Out 400 that was practically a coronation celebrating Hendrick Motorsports’ 40 years of winning, Elliott and his three teammates will head to Fort Worth for the series’ lone stop at Texas Motor Speedway when they run the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 on Sunday afternoon.

The sport’s six-time winner of the Most Popular Driver Award, Elliott watched two of his stablemates — race winner William Byron and runner-up Kyle Larson — finish in front of him, but by bringing home his No. 9 Chevrolet in third, Elliott grabbed momentum heading to the Lone Star State.

That 1-2-3 team finish was the first-ever occurrence in 75 years of battling at the half-mile speedway, and Elliott said running as the leader for 64 laps brought back that familiar up-front feeling.

“Glad one of us (at Hendrick) got it done,” said Elliott, who had led just 23 circuits through the previous seven races. “Nice to have a couple of solid weeks, and to be there in contention for a win is — haven’t been in contention to win one in a while.”

The 28-year-old’s last triumph was Oct. 2, 2022, at Talladega.

Elliott recorded his second straight top-five of 2024, his total for the campaign.

“It was fun to get to that last restart and it actually mattered,” said the 2020 series champion, who finished fifth at Richmond on Easter. “I feel like throughout a lot of the season this year we’ve just been going in a very positive direction. If we keep producing that, we’ll get our turn one day.”

Elliott, who won at the tiny track during his title season, is one of the nine Hendrick drivers to record a win in the organization’s 29 Martinsville victories.

Added owner Rick Hendrick, “It was almost like divine intervention, just how in the world it all ended up like that on a day like that.”

Last Sept. 24 in Fort Worth, Byron won by topping Ross Chastain and Bubba Wallace, the latter of whom won the pole and led a race-best 112 laps in the 11-caution event.

The victory gave Chevrolet its third straight win at the 1.5-mile track, and owner Richard Childress Racing has had a hand in winning races at the high-banked venue.

His cars driven by Austin Dillon and Tyler Reddick won there in 2020 and 2022, respectively, while current RCR wheelman Kyle Busch secured the 2020 fall race in a Toyota owned by Joe Gibbs Racing.

After hosting two points races from 2005-20, the speedway lost one but was the site of the All-Star Race in 2021 and 2022.

In 2023, TMS — owned by the Fort Worth Sports Authority and operated by Speedway Motorsports Incorporated — saw the exhibition race move to SMI-owned North Wilkesboro (N.C.) Speedway, where it will be held again on May 19.



Formula One will open its 75th anniversary season in 2025 with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on March 16.

F1 released the 24-race calendar for next year on Friday, with Australia hosting the season opener for the first time since 2019.

“(It) will be a special year as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the FIA Formula One World Championship, and it’s that legacy and experience that allows us to deliver such a strong calendar,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said in a news release.

“Once again, we’ll visit 24 incredible venues around the world, delivering top class racing, hospitality, and entertainment, which will be enjoyed by millions of fans worldwide.”

The Bahrain Grand Prix, the opening race in each of the past four seasons, was moved to the No. 4 slot on April 13. Bahrain and the April 20 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix were both pushed back to avoid a clash with Ramadan.

After Australia, the series goes to Shanghai for the return of the Chinese Grand Prix on March 23. That ends a four-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three races held in the United States are scheduled for May 4 (Miami), Oct. 19 (Austin, Texas) and Nov. 22 (Las Vegas).

Dates for the 2025 calendar’s F1 sprint races will be confirmed later.

F1 2025 race schedule:
March 16 — Australian Grand Prix, Melbourne
March 23 — Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai
April 6 — Japanese Grand Prix, Suzuka
April 13 — Bahrain Grand Prix, Sakhir
April 20 — Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Jeddah
May 4 — Miami Grand Prix, Miami
May 18 — Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy
May 25 — Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco
June 1 — Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona
June 15 — Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal
June 29 — Austrian Grand Prix, Spielberg
July 6 — British Grand Prix, Silverstone
July 27 — Belgian Grand Prix, Spa Francorchamps
Aug. 3 — Hungarian Grand Prix, Budapest
Aug. 31 — Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort
Sept. 7 — Italian Grand Prix, Monza
Sept. 21 — Azerbaijan Grand Prix, Baku
Oct. 5 — Singapore Grand Prix, Singapore
Oct. 19 — U.S. Grand Prix, Austin
Oct. 26 — Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City
Nov. 9 — Brazilian Grand Prix, Sao Paulo
Nov. 22 — Las Vegas Grand Prix, Las Vegas
Nov. 30 — Qatar Grand Prix, Lusail
Dec. 7 — Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina



Kansas City Chiefs wideout Rashee Rice was driving 119 mph before causing a six-vehicle crash on March 30 on a Dallas highway, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit obtained by the Dallas Morning News.

Rice’s Lamborghini Urus reached 119 mph 4.5 seconds before the collision, according to the affidavit. A Chevrolet Corvette driven by SMU cornerback Teddy Knox was traveling 116 mph 7.5 seconds before the collision before slowing to 91 1.5 seconds before the crash.

The crash on the North Central Expressway (U.S. 75) left at least seven people with injuries.

The two cars “made multiple aggressive maneuvers to get through traffic,” the affidavit said.

Rice and four other men were seen leaving the scene of the crash without seeing if any of the injured needed help.

Rice is facing one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury, according to police.

Rice turned himself into police on Thursday and was later released on bond. On April 3, he said he took “full responsibility” for his actions.

Knox has been suspended by the SMU football team. He turned himself in on Friday and faces the same charges as Rice, his former SMU teammate.

According to the affidavit, one woman who was injured in the crash sustained injuries to her head, neck and back. The woman told the Dallas Morning News that she was stranded on the highway with her 4-year-old son for about five hours after the crash.

Among the other injuries, the affidavit listed one person as having sustained “seriously bodily injury” to her face, head, torso and leg. The report said she also had post-concussion symptoms, including headaches, extreme light and sound sensitivity and brain fog.

She will be dealing with “a life of limited mobility and sight for an undetermined, extended period of time while she seeks treatment,” the affidavit said.

Rice, who turns 24 on April 22, grew up in the North Texas suburb of North Richland Hills.

He recorded 79 catches and 938 yards with a team-leading seven touchdown receptions in 16 games (eight starts) after being selected by Kansas City in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. He also had 26 catches for 262 yards and a score in four playoff games to help the Chiefs secure their second straight Super Bowl title.




CLEVELAND (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points, Jarrett Allen had 29 points and 13 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched a playoff berth with a 129-120 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

Indiana pulled within 120-118 with 2:04 remaining on Pascal Siakam’s drive, but Darius Garland answered with a 3-pointer over Siakam. The Cavaliers scored the final six points, capped by an Isaac Okoro three-point play that ended with him somersaulting before posing for the crowd.

Garland and Caris LeVert each finished with 16 points, and Max Strus had seven points and nine assists. Allen made 13 of 14 shots for Cleveland, which earned its first back-to-back playoff appearances since making four straight NBA Finals from 2015-2018.

“Tonight was the closest we were going to get to a playoff feel before the playoffs, and we felt that pressure as an organization,” Allen said. “We should celebrate this accomplishment because everybody has worked hard to make this happen. But the job is not done yet. We want to go far in the playoffs.”

The Cavaliers also locked up a top-four seed in the East — and home-court advantage in the opening round — despite Mitchell only playing 11 games and averaging just 19.5 points since the All-Star break because of ongoing left knee soreness and a broken nose.

“It’s been a long 2-3 months, but I’ve continued to believe,” said Mitchell, whose scoring total was his highest since Feb. 12. “This is what I do. Now, how do I elevate myself to be better in the playoffs? This is a good win for us and I think we’re in a good spot.”

Tyrese Haliburton had 19 points and 12 assists, Siakam scored 19 points and Myles Turner had 17 points for the Pacers, who can advance to the playoffs for the first time since 2020 with a win over Atlanta or a Philadelphia loss on Sunday.

Thanks to the jumbled postseason picture, Indiana can finish as high as fifth and as low as eighth in the East. The seventh- and eighth-place clubs will be part of the play-in tournament.

“Sunday is what you play your whole season for, it’s one game at home with an opportunity,” Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. “We’ll have to flush this as soon as we can and get ready. Tonight was disappointing and we’ve got some things to get cleaned up.”

Aaron Nesmith scored nine points in the third and Haliburton had eight, pulling Indiana to 97-94 going into the fourth. Pacers forward Obi Toppin sprained his left ankle in the period and did not return.

The Cavaliers built a 14-point lead in the second and were up 70-59 at halftime. Mitchell scored 18 points in 18 minutes and Allen had 16 points and nine rebounds.

“There were times this year when many people had us dead in the water,” Cleveland coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “Somehow, some way, this group stuck together and persevered. I think that’s a great sign for us.”


Pacers: Host Atlanta on Sunday.

Cavaliers: Host Charlotte on Sunday.



FORT WAYNE- The Fuel headed to Fort Wayne for their final away game of the regular season. In a crucial game for the Komets, they made a third period comeback to force overtime and a shootout but it was the Fuel who were victorious, 4-3 after six rounds.


The Komets struck first with a goal by former Cincinnati Cyclone, Zack Andrusiak at 4:01 of the first period.

Andrew Bellant answered the call for Indy with a goal assisted by Andrew Perrott and Ryan Gagnier to tie the game, 1-1.

At 9:45, Fort Wayne’s Alexis D’Aoust took a delay of game penalty, giving the Fuel the first power play of the game. Zach Jordan gave Indy the lead with a power play goal at 11:22, assisted by Kyle Maksimovich and Ross MacDougall.

Less than three minutes later, Indy’s Colin Bilek took a tripping call, giving the Komets a power play opportunity that they were able to kill off as well.

Despite being up 2-1 at the end of the first period, Indy was being outshot by Fort Wayne, 17-9.


Just twelve seconds into the second frame, Chase Lang took an interference penalty, giving Fort Wayne another power play; however the Fuel killed it off.

The Komets got another power play opportunity after a holding penalty was called on Ross MacDougall at 4:29, but they could not score on the Fuel.

D’Aoust headed to the penalty box again after a too many men call against the Komets came at 5:59, forcing thirty seconds of 4-on-4 before the Fuel would head to the power play.

Both of those penalties expired before Carl Berglund was called for high sticking at 12:08, giving the Fuel another power play chance.

They capitalized on the power play at 12:40 with a goal by captain Seamus Malone to make it 3-1 in favor of Indy.

At 14:53, Indy’s Matt Cairns took a roughing penalty; however the Komets could not drum up any chances during their power play.

At 19:06, DJ King and Fort Wayne’s Jake Johnson took offsetting roughing minors as things got progressively chippier in the game.


At 4:46, Johnson took his second penalty of the game. This time it was for slashing. Despite being on the penalty kill, the Komets made it 3-2 with a shorthanded goal by Jake Gorniak at 5:17.

It was a back-and-forth battle for about ten minutes before Andrew Bellant sat for a delay of game penalty, giving Fort Wayne another power play chance.

While they hadn’t had much luck on the power play yet in this game, the Komets tied the game up at 3-3 with a power play goal by Connor Corcoran at 12:49.

At 18:06, Kale Howarth took a tripping penalty giving the Komets a power play that would last the rest of regulation but Fort Wayne could not score so the game headed to overtime.

At the end of regulation, Fort Wayne was outshooting Indy 39-30.


Beginning the seven-minute overtime period still down a man, the Fuel killed off the remainder of the Howarth penalty quickly and had to get the puck back.

At 3:50, Fort Wayne’s Noah Ganske took a holding penalty as well as a misconduct after the call. This gave the Fuel a huge power play chance in overtime, but the Komets killed it off.

After a few more chances on both sides, time expired on the overtime period and these teams headed to a shootout.

Both goalies denied the shots in the first round and allowed both in the second round. Colin Bilek was the first goalscorer for Indy in the shootout in that second round.

All shots were blocked again until the sixth round when Andrew Bellant scored the game winner for Indy. This earned them both points in the match, which they needed to officially clinch the second place spot in the Central division standings and the second seed in the playoffs.

The Indy Fuel are back in action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum tomorrow on Saturday, April 13 against the Kalamazoo Wings for Fan Appreciation Night.



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Indy Eleven vs Charleston Battery
Saturday, April 13, 2024 – 7 p.m. ET 

Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.
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2024 USL Championship Records

Indy Eleven: 1-3-1, 4 pts (-3); 10th Eastern Conference

Charleston Batter: 3-0-3, 12 pts (+6); 1st Eastern Conference

Community Health Network Sports Medicine Indy Eleven Injury Report

OUT: A. Quinn (knee), D. Sanchez (ankle)



The Boys in Blue return home to face Charleston Battery Saturday at The Mike.

Indy is coming off a 5-3 loss to Eastern Conference rival Louisville City and sits at 1-3-1 in the USL Championship standings. Charleston’s last contest was also against Louisville, a mid-week match-up in which CHS came out victorious at 3-2 to improve to 3-0-3.


Saturday marks the 10th meeting between Indy and Charleston dating back to the 2018 USL Championship season, with the Boys in Blue holding the 4-3-2 advantage.

Indy leads 4-3-2 | GF 18, GA 16

Recent Meetings

Oct. 22, 2023 * | L, 5-0 | Away

July 12, 2023 | D, 1-1 | Home

June 2, 2023 | W, 4-0 | Away

Oct. 8, 2022 | W, 4-1 | Home

June 4, 2022 | W, 4-3 | Away

*USL Championship Playoff Match


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, April 6, 2024) – Indy Eleven fell, 5-3, on the road to Louisville City FC.

Louisville opened the scoring in the 16th minute as its season tally leader Wilson Harris found the back of the net from the left side of the six-yard box off an assist from Jake Morris.

Indy picked up its first threat from Jack Blake, who missed just over the top of frame from about 30 yards out in an attempt for the equalizer in the 24th minute. It did come just 10 minutes after when Younes Boudadi earned Indy a penalty kick deep inside the box. Blake stepped up to the spot and converted for his team-leading third goal of 2024.

LouCity regained the lead in the 41st minute from Jansen Wilson and added an insurance goal just on the other side of the half break from Elijah Wynder in the 50th minute.

A 60th-minute strike from Blake gave him a brace and pulled the Boys in Blue back within one. The one-goal deficit didn’t last long, though, with Harris completing the hattrick with tallies in the 62nd and 71st minutes to extend the lead to 5-2.

No stranger to both sides of the rivalry, 62nd minute substitute Tyler Gibson made his presence known in the match with a strike in the 82nd minute. The shot ricocheted off a Louisville defender and was credited in the official stats as an own goal, and that’s where the scoring would end at 5-3.

LouCity had the 20-7 edge in shots, also topping Indy 7-3 on frame. In the possession battle, the Boys in Blue came out ahead at 52.9%. Blake led Indy with five shots, including three on target, and moved his goal total to four this season. The eight goals were the most goals scored in a meeting between the two teams, topping six goals in a 3-3 draw June 26, 2021.

Scoring Summary

LOU – Wilson Harris (Jake Morris) 16’

IND – Jack Blake (penalty) 34’

LOU – Jansen Wilson (Wilson Harris) 41’

LOU – Elijah Wynder (Ray Serrano) 50’

IND – Jack Blake (Sebastian Guenzatti) 59’

LOU – Wilson Harris (Adrien Perez) 62’

LOU – Wilson Harris (Ray Serrano) 71’

IND – Own goal 82’

Discipline Summary

IND – Douglas Martinez (caution) 32’

IND – Younes Boudadi (caution) 40’

IND – Yannik Oettl (caution) 71’

LOU – Damian Las (caution) 77’

LOU – Ray Serrano (caution) 87’

LOU – Jorge Gonzalez (caution) 90+6’


Indy forward Augi Williams will face his former team on Saturday, having suited up for Charleston during the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Williams led Charleston in goals both years, with 31 total, and helped the club to its second league [USLC] final appearance in 2023. In 2022, Williams’ 16 tallies accounted for 40% of Charleston’s goals, with the total standing as the most in a regular season for a player during the squad’s USL Championship era.


Jack Blake earned his third USL Championship Team of the Week honor of the 2024 season following a two-goal performance against Louisville City FC. Blake also earned back-to-back team of the week accolades following his performances in weeks one and two.

Blake leads Indy Eleven with four goals in five matches after scoring a pair in Saturday’s match, already besting his season total (3) from 2023. The midfielder had five shots in the match, won three of four tackles and seven of 10 duels and added seven recoveries.

Indy opened the season with back-to-back weeks with two players on the USL Championship Team of the Week. Blake and Younes Boudadi were honored after the week one match at Oakland, while Blake repeated alongside Aedan Stanley after the win over Memphis week two.


Indy has scored four goals on seven occasions through seven USL Championship seasons. The Eleven outscored opponents 28-10 in these matches and have multiple four-goal performances over Charleston (3x) and Birmingham (2x).


Indy went unbeaten in 2023 against the top three teams in the USLC Eastern Conference. The Eleven’s 3-1 win over Pittsburgh put the first, and only, blemish on the home team’s record after coming into the match 7-0-3 and kept Indy atop the league record for most points at home in a regular season (43, 2019). Overall, the Boys in Blue were 2-0-4 (10 GF, 4 GA) against the top three.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –––– Indiana got the job done at the plate and in the field to defeat Minnesota, 5-3, on Friday evening at Andy Mohr Field.

With the win, the Hoosiers move to 27-12 on the season, with a 4-6 record in Big Ten play.



• Minnesota would take an early lead 1-0, as Taylor Krapf hit a double to score Kayla Chavez in the top of the first inning.

• Indiana would quickly take the lead back as junior Brianna Copeland scored off a Sarah Stone double to left center in the bottom of the first. Junior Taylor Minnick would score on the next at-bat to give Indiana a 2-1 lead after the first inning.

• Aaliyah Andrews made a diving catch with two outs to prevent Minnesota from scoring in the second with the bases loaded.

• Minnesota’s Sydney Strelow would tie the game when scoring from Nani Valencia’s double in the top of the third inning.

• Indiana ended the top of the fifth inning with a double play. Freshman Alex Cooper connected with Aly VanBrandt to get the runner out at second, and then VanBrandt threw to Sarah Stone to get the out at first base.

• Sophomore Avery Parker hit a clutch, three-run home run over the center field wall in the bottom of the fifth to break the tie and put Indiana in front, 5-2.

• Minnesota’s Jess Oakland hit a home run in the top of the seventh to bring the score to 5-3. After that, Indiana’s defense earned two quick outs on a diving catch from Cassidy Kettleman in center field and a popout to third base, caught by Cooper.


• Parker’s home run was her ninth of the season.

• Parker recorded four RBIs in the game.

• Four Hoosiers scored a run: Copeland, Minnick (2), Stone and Parker.

• IU outhit Minnesota, 11-6.

• IU has now won their last four games.

• Copeland threw a complete game and earned the win.


Indiana continues their weekend series against Minnesota tomorrow. The first pitch is set for 2 p.m. ET.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Penn State’s offense jumped all over the Indiana Baseball team (18-16, 3-4 B1G) on Friday night in Bloomington, mashing seven home runs enroute to a dominant 15-4 victory at Bart Kaufman Field. The top six hitters in the Nittany Lion order all went yard as the visitors won a fifth-consecutive contest.

Penn State grabbed three runs in the first inning and never relinquished the lead. IU had two runners on in the second and third innings but mustered just two runs, failing to capitalize on multiple early opportunities. The Nittany Lions, and their juggernaut offense, blew the game open with eight combined runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

The Hoosiers had a chance to make it close in the seventh. Freshman second baseman Jasen Oliver had an RBI-single before sophomore outfielder Devin Taylor laced a ball, hit 109 mph off the bat, at the second baseman Kyle Hannon for an out. Sophomore shortstop Tyler Cerny hit a ball right to the warning track to end the threat in the next at-bat.

IU will turn the ball over to ace and sophomore right-hander Connor Foley on Saturday afternoon (2:00 PM) with hopes of forcing a rubber match on Sunday. Foley, and his spotless 0.00 earned run average in Big Ten play, will face a tough challenge against the relentless Penn State offense.

Scoring Recap

Top First

After falling into a two-strike hole, leadoff hitter Jose Jaconski got a hold of a ball for a solo home run to open the scoring. Three-straight singles, including an RBI-single from Adam Cecere extended the lead to two. Grant Norris grounded into a double play for the first two outs of the inning but J.T. Marr came home to score a third run.

Penn State 3, Indiana 0

Bottom Second

Jake Stadler added another clutch hit to his collection over the past two weeks, singling up the middle to score Tyler Cerny from second.

Penn State 3, Indiana 1

Top Third

After a chaotic ball hit to first base should’ve taken care of both runners on base, Marr came up with a runner on and delivered a two-run home run to right field.

Penn State 5, Indiana 1

Bottom Third

The Hoosiers had a chance to close the gap in the third but grabbed just one run. After an infield single from Nick Mitchell, where there was no play at first, the second baseman Kyle Hannon tried to get Mathison leaning at third but he threw the ball away. Mathison scored and all runners advanced a base. Joey Brenczewski struck out to end the threat in the next at-bat.

Penn State 5, Indiana 2

Top Fifth

The game got away from IU in the fifth inning as Penn State chased starter Ty Bothwell. Bobby Marsh and Cecere each hit solo home runs. Bryce Molinaro then added a two-run home run to provide the Nittany Lions with some insurance.

Penn State 9, Indiana 2

Top Sixth

The runs continued to come in the sixth as Penn State added four more off of Jack Moffit. Marr recorded another RBI with a sacrifice fly to left field. Cecere singled up the middle to score Marsh. Norris provided a home run over the wall in left field to add to the damage.

Penn State 13, Indiana 2

Bottom Seventh

The Hoosiers got a couple back in the seventh. Jasen Oliver hit a ball to right field that dropped for a single. Devin Taylor followed that up, grounding into a fielder’s choice that scored Andrew Wiggins.

Penn State 13, Indiana 4

Top Eighth

Cecere recorded his fourth RBI of the night with a sacrifice fly to left field.

Penn State 14, Indiana 4

Top Ninth

Molinaro hit his second long ball of the night, a solo shot to left field.

Penn State 15, Indiana 4

Top Hoosier Performers

#2 Oliver, Jasen

2-5, 1 RBI

Notes to Know

• Ty Bothwell now has 192 strikeouts in his IU career after punching out three on Friday night. He needs eight more as he attempts to become the 10th pitcher in program history with 200 strikeouts.

• Jasen Oliver tallied the seventh multi-hit game of his young career. He was the only Hoosier with two hits on Friday evening.

• Josh Pyne had a hit against the Nittany Lions, taking his career total to 189 in just three seasons.

Up Next

IU will look to force a rubber match in Saturday’s contest against Penn State. The game will be streamed on BTN+ or can be heard on the Indiana Sports Radio Network via IUHoosiers.com/Audio.



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Australians Jo Stevens and Keenan Spence teamed up for Purdue Baseball’s third set of back-to-back home runs this season, providing the run support to back up a quality start from Jordan Morales as the Boilermakers defeated Michigan State 7-2 Friday at Alexander Field.

Purdue (21-13, 6-4 Big Ten) has won five straight games in Big Ten play for the first time since April 2021.

Morales (5-3) struck out six over 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball, throwing 115 pitches in the longest outing of the season by a Boilermaker. The lefty kept MSU (14-17, 3-4 Big Ten) off the scoreboard until the top of the fifth, with Purdue having already built a 4-0 lead by that point. He has helped Purdue go 3-1 on Fridays over the first half of the Big Ten season.

Spence finished a triple shy of the cycle on a three-hit, three-RBI night. Stevens homered into the right field bullpen at Alexander Field for the second time this season, connecting for a two-out, two-run homer in the third inning that changed the scope of the game early. Spence followed with a towering home run to center field. The Aussies drove in five of the Boilermakers’ seven runs on the night.

Keenan Taylor scored in all three innings in which Purdue put runs on the board. He connected for an RBI double to center field in the fifth inning, a frame in which the Boilermakers barreled up for a trio of two-baggers. But it was Taylor staying out of an inning-ending double play by beating the throw to first in the third inning that turned out to be one of the key plays of the night. Stevens followed with his opposite-field home run, which he elevated into the jet stream that was gusting out to right field for much of the night.

Luke Gaffney, Taylor and Spence were the Boilermakers with doubles in the three-run fifth inning that extended the lead to 7-1.

Spence delivered an RBI single in his first at-bat of the night, plating Taylor from second base after a sacrifice bunt from Stevens.

Another #4faves from a series opening win for @PurdueBaseball tonight. pic.twitter.com/lUu2ApY97W

— Dave Wegiel Photo (@pinolaphoto) April 13, 2024


• Jo Stevens – 20-game on-base streak; 9-game hit streak; 13-game on-base streak in Big Ten play (since 5/18/23); 13-game on-base streak at home

• Mike Bolton Jr. – 13-game on-base streak; 16-game on-base streak in Big Ten play (since 4/29/23)

• Luke Gaffney – 12-game on-base streak; 10-game on-base streak in Big Ten play

• Connor Caskenette – 10-game on-base streak; 8-game on-base streak in Big Ten play

• Keenan Spence – 7-game on-base streak; 6-game hit streak in Big Ten play

• Couper Cornblum – 7-game on-base streak in Big Ten play; 87 consecutive games started (since start of 2023)

Avery Cook got the final out of the eighth inning, stranding the bases loaded with the potential tying run in the on-deck circle. The senior went on to work a 1-2-3 inning vs. the top of the MSU lineup, earning his first save since April 2021 during Purdue’s last five-game win streak in Big Ten play. Cook also joined Carter Doorn and Aaron Suval as Boilermakers this season to inherit the bases loaded and not allow a run to score. All three instances have come during the current conference win streak.

Shortstop Camden Gasser and left fielder Brody Chrisman accounted for the top defensive plays of the night. Gasser opened the eighth inning by taking away a leadoff single. Chrisman made a diving catch to help Morales post a 1-2-3 inning vs. the 3-4-5 portion of MSU’s lineup in the top of the fourth.

The Boilermakers have hit three sets of back-to-back home runs in a season for the first time since 2021. Prior to that year, Purdue had not achieved the feat since 2010. All three sets of back-to-back jacks this season have come in home wins.

Game 2 of the series is set for Saturday at 3 p.m. ET.



GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A school record by graduate student Cameron Miller led the way for the Purdue track & field team on the opening day of the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, on Friday.

On a warm and sun-filled afternoon, Miller broke a 52-year-old record in the 200-meter, his second program record of the 2023-24 indoor and outdoor seasons. Junior Emma Squires also entered the record books with a win and the seventh-fastest time in school history in her 3,000m steeplechase collegiate debut. Sophomore Kiefer Bell added a win of his own on Friday.

The Boilermakers’ sprinters, distance runners and throwers made the trip to the Sunshine State to compete for two days at Florida’s James G. Pressly Stadium and Percy Beard Track. Also this weekend, Purdue’s jumpers and select sprinters and distance runners are competing at Illinois on Saturday.

Miller ran the 200m in 20.33 seconds to enter the record books at No. 1. The record-setting run topped Larry Burton’s previous record of 20.37, which had stood since 1972. Miller and Burton are the only two Boilermakers to ever break 20.45 in the event. With Friday’s finish, Miller was sixth in the 200m invitational field at the highly-competitive Florida meet.

Today’s record comes less than three months after Miller ran the fastest 200m indoor time in team history. That mark of 20.40 seconds toppled a 20-year-old Purdue record.

Squires won the 3,000m steeplechase with a record-book time of her own. She finished in 10:25.81 to stamp her name at No. 7 in the record books. Squires’ winning time is the best by a Boilermaker since 2015 and led a one-two-three finish for the Old Gold and Black. Junior Jaelyn Burgos (2nd, 10:34.91) and sophomore Sarah Maggio (3rd, 10:42.60) came in just behind Squires, with Maggio edging out the fourth-place runner by 2.01 seconds.

Bell led a one-two-finish for the men in the 3,000m steeplechase. Bell crossed the finish line in first place in 9:05.71, followed by junior teammate Nathan Walker, who earned a mark of 9:06.43. Walker bested the next closest finisher by more than eight seconds.

All five Boilermaker steeplechasers – Bell, Burgos, Maggio, Squires and Walker – were running in the 3,000m steeplechase for the first time in their collegiate careers.

Sophomore Rebecca Caliendo opened the day with a personal-best throw of 52.02 meters in the hammer.

Purdue’s weekend continues on Saturday, April 13, with the second and final day of the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, along with the first and only day of the Gary Wieneke Memorial in Champaign, Illinois.

Fans unable to cheer the Boilermakers on in person can follow along with live results (Florida | Illinois) and the meet schedules (Florida | Illinois). Both meets also will feature a live stream of the action (Florida | Illinois). Additional updates from can be found by following and connecting with the Boilermakers on Twitter/X, Instagram and Facebook, while direct links are available on the schedule page at PurdueSports.com/TrackField.

Florida’s two-day meet concludes on Saturday, with field events beginning the day at 9 a.m. ET. The squad’s first running event is at 10:15 a.m. The 100m will end the meet for the Old Gold and Black at 5:30 p.m.

At Illinois’ Demirjian Park on Saturday, the meet gets underway with field events at 12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT, and running events commencing one hour later. The meet is expected to conclude at 5:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. CT.



CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-16, 2-14) traveled back to the Triangle for another road series as they took on No. 13 North Carolina (27-7, 12-4) in game one of a three-game series.

UNC maintained their perfect record of 21-0 at home as the Irish fell 13-0 in a game that was shortened to seven innings due to the new ACC run rule implemented this season.

Notre Dame recorded three hits as Tito Flores recorded a base hit in the second and Nick DeMarco singled in the fifth. The third hit of the day came from Connor Hincks, as he doubled to left center field in the sixth.

The Tar Heels took an early 2-0 advantage as they opened the first with a base hit and scored on a home run to left field. With two hits in the second inning, the Tar Heels scored on a fielder’s choice, leading 3-0 before extending it to 5-0 with a two-run homer in the third.

While UNC tacked on two additional runs in the fourth, the Irish held the Tar Heels scoreless in the fifth frame as Nate Hardman recorded two strikeouts with four batters faced.

A pair of RBI singles and a three-run home run allowed the Tar Heels to cap off the night with a six run frame and gave UNC the 13-0 win in game one of the series.

Matt Bedford (1-5) started on the mound for the Irish, throwing 3.2 innings before he was relieved by Hardman in the fourth, who threw 1.1 innings. David Lally entered in the sixth, throwing 0.1 innings before Will Jacobsen came on in relief for the final 0.2 innings.

The Irish are back in action tomorrow for game two against the Tar Heels at 2 p.m.



TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The University of Notre Dame softball team dropped the series opener against the 18th-ranked Florida State Seminoles Friday evening at JoAnne Graf Field, 6-2. The Fighting Irish drop to 23-15 overall and 7-9 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Florida State improves to 29-10 and 10-3 in the league.

Shannon Becker started in the circle. The junior threw 3.1 innings, allowing seven hits, four earned runs and suffered the loss. Kami Kamzik came on in relief, tossing a third of an inning, allowing three hits and a pair of earned runs. Alexis Laudenslager closed the contest out for the Irish. The graduate transfer threw 2.1 innings, allowing just one hit and recording a pair of strikeouts.

The Irish offense managed just five hits in the contest, led by a pair of two-hit efforts. Cassidy Grimm finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and Addison Amaral added a 2-for-4 performance with an RBI. Carlli Kloss added the other hit, scoring a run and Karina Gaskins drove in a run.

How It Happened

The Irish got the scoring started, plating a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. A single up the middle followed by a bunt single put two on. Amaral drove a single through the left side to score one and put two in scoring position. Gaskins drove in the run with a fielder’s choice as Grimm slid in around the tag and the play went to review and overturned in favor of the Irish.

Florida State cut into the lead with a solo run in the bottom of the frame. A lead off triple scored on a single as Notre Dame held the 2-1 lead.

The Seminoles strung some offense together in the bottom of the fourth, plating five runs on seven hits, including a three-run homer.

Both teams went scoreless over the final two innings.

Up Next

The series continues tomorrow evening on ACC Network at 6 p.m.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. – No. 1 Notre Dame has another top-10 showdown this weekend, traveling to Brookville, New York, for a non-conference matchup against No. 10/8 Cornell in a Sunday matinee at 12:30 p.m. ET at Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium. The game will air on ESPN+.

Location: Brookville, N.Y. | Bethpage Federal Credit Union Stadium
Schedule: April 14 — 12:30 p.m. ET
Stream: ESPN+
Live Stats: FightingIrish.com
Twitter Updates: @NDlacrosse
For a more in-depth look at the matchup – Game Notes: Notre Dame


• Sunday will be the eighth meeting all-time between Notre Dame and Cornell and the first meeting since a 2019 matchup at Arlotta.

• The Irish trail in the series with the Big Red, having a record of 1-6 in the matchup.

• Notre Dame fell to Cornell in the most recent matchup in an 11-9 loss at Arlotta Stadium in the 2019 season.

• The Irish win came during the 2010 NCAA Championships in the semifinals, as Notre Dame won by a score of 12-7.

• Scotty Rodgers was magnificent in the win, making 16 saves while allowing just seven goals. Neal Hicks led the Irish with four goals while Zach Brennan added three to send Notre Dame to the title game on Memorial Day.


• The Irish enter Sunday’s matchup leading the country in scoring offense (16.38 goals per game), points per game (26.0) and third in assists per game (9.63.

• Notre Dame has reached double-digit scoring in every game this season.

• Six of ND’s eight opponents have allowed their most goals in a game this season to the Irish (Cleveland St., Marquette, Maryland, Michigan, Syracuse, Duke).

• The 22-goal win over Cleveland State, the 13-goal victory at Marquette and the five-goal win over Maryland represent the largest margin of victory for the Irish in the respective all-time series.

• The Irish have also played fairly clean games thus far, as they are averaging just 13.88 turnovers per game which is the fifth best mark in the country.


• The Irish starting attack has combined for 106 points this season.

• Pat Kavanagh (13G, 26A), Chris Kavanagh (21G, 17A) and Jake Taylor (26G, 3A) are each having great seasons.

• The three attackman have a combined 485 points in their career off 272 goals and 213 assists.

• The Irish starting midfield also presents headaches for the opposition with Eric Dobson, Jordan Faison and Devon McLane each presenting different challenges to try to stop.

• McLane leads the unit with 21 points (15G, 6A) while Faison has 17 (14G, 3A) and Dobson has added 15 (9G, 6A).


• The Irish have allowed just 62 total goals over the course of the season, giving up just 9.25 goals per game, which ranks fourth in the country.

• Not only has the Irish defense been stingy but they have also been disruptive, averaging 9.75 caused turnovers per game, which is the ninth best mark in the country.

• Dating back to last season, which includes an NCAA Championship run, the Irish have held nine of their last 12 opponents to 10 or fewer goals.

• The unit allowed just three goals in the win over Cleveland State, which is tied for the second fewest given up by ND in a season opener in program history.

• The Irish finished 2023 allowing just 9.69 goals per game, leading the ACC and ranking sixth in the country, despite playing nine games against opponents that ranked in the top 10 in goals scored per game.

• Notre Dame led the ACC and ranked ninth in the country in caused turnovers per game last season, averaging 9.69.


• The Irish have faced the No. 3 ranked team in the country on three occasions this season, going 3-0 in the matchups.

• Notre Dame racked up wins over No. 3 Maryland, No. 3 Syracuse and No. 3 Duke.

• Each win represents the largest defeat of the season for the respective opponent.

• The Irish have scored at least 14 goals in each of the three contests.


• For the third-straight season, Notre Dame’s man-up offense is among the nation’s best, scoring on 72.7 percent of its opportunities.

• Notre Dame comes into the weekend 16-of-22 on man-up situations.

• The mark of 72.7 percent is on pace to be the best single-season percentage in NCAA history.

• Jeffery Ricciardelli leads the unit with four goals while Jake Taylor,  Chris Kavanagh and Devon McLane have each scored three goals for the Irish when having the player advantage this season.

• The Irish finished the 2023 season going 22-for-41 (.537) on the EMO ranking fifth in the country.

• The Irish EMO unit cashed in on 21-of-31 chances (.677) during the 2022 season.


• Pat Kavanagh became the first Notre Dame player to be named a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist two times, earning the honor in 2021 and 2023.

• The attackman is the current NCAA DI active career leader in assists per game (3.04) and is second for total career assists (161).

• Kavanagh is closing in on the Notre Dame all-time career points record, as he is currently 14 shy of breaking the record held by Randy Colley ‘95 (see table on left).

• The Rockville, New York, native broke the program record for points in a season in 2023 with 77 points off 25 goals and 52 assists.

• Kavanagh became the program record holder for career assists during the 2023 season and has 161 in his illustrious career.

• The attackman also shattered his own single-season program assists record in 2023, totaling 52 on the season. Kavanagh now holds the top three marks for assists in a season.

• Kavanagh is also the only player in program history to record 10 points in a single game, a feat which he has achieved three times in his career.

• Kavanagh has recorded three or more points in every game this season.


• Grad student Liam Entenmann cemented his status as the top goalie in the country with his play in 2023, being named the Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Outstanding Goalie by the USILA, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, ACC Goalie of the Year and NCAA Championships Most Valuable Player.

• Entenmann enters Sunday tied for most career saves in program history with 633, tied for the top spot with Joey Kemp.

• The grad student ranks eighth in the country this season in goals allowed per game with a mark of 9.52.

• As the weather is heating up, so is Entenmann. The goalie had a big game against No. 3 Maryland this season, making 13 saves while limiting the Terrapins to just nine goals and made a season-high 15 saves in the win over No. 18 Michigan.

• Entenmann led the ACC and ranked sixth in the country in goals against average, allowing just 9.55 goals per game in 2023.

• Entenmann had a save percentage of .570 (196 saves, 148 goals allowed), ranking fourth in the country last season.

• Entenmann made double-digit saves in each of the final 13 games in 2023, including a season-high 18 in the win over No. 1 Duke to win the national title.


• Junior FOGO Will Lynch is having the best season of his career in 2024, winning 62.2 percent of the faceoffs he has taken, ranking seventh in the country.

• Lynch is 97-for-156 on the season at the dot, scooping up 51 ground balls.

• To make this number even more impressive, Lynch has faced seven of the top 25 FOGOs in the country by faceoff winning percentage and won over 50 percent against six of the seven.

• Lynch had one of the best games of his career in the victory over No. 3 Syracuse, finishing 19-of-26 while adding 11 ground balls and a goal.

• The junior had a remarkable performance in the win over No. 3 Maryland, winning 12-of-18 faceoffs against Luke Weirman, a 2024 preseason All-American.

• The FOGO also has added two goals this season, scoring in wins over Marquette and Syracuse.


• Chris Kavanagh had one of the most prolific goal scoring seasons in program history in 2023, recording a career-high 46 goals to lead the Irish attack.

• Kavanagh hasn’t missed a beat so far in 2024, as the junior is second on the team in points (38) with 21 goals and 17 assists

•The junior not only paced Notre Dame’s offense in 2023 but his 46 goals ranked third all-time in program history for a single season, just three behind Randy Colley’s record of 49 goals set in 1995.

• The attackman also added 16 assists to total 62 points, which ranks 10th all-time in Notre Dame men’s lacrosse history.

• Chris finished with 10 hat tricks during the 2023 campaign and has 15 in his career.

• The Rockville Centre, New York, native has 89 career goals.


• Jake Taylor has been one of the best crease finishers in the country this season, ranking sixth in the country with 3.25 goals per game.

• Taylor has recorded hat tricks in four of eight games and has scored multiple goals in seven outings.

• The attackman nearly tied his own program record for goals in a game in the win over Michigan, scoring seven goals in the contest to garner ACC Offensive Player of the Week, Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week and USILA Team of the Week honors.

• The grad student has 84 career goals, despite battling injury setbacks over the first four seasons in South Bend.

• Taylor came up clutch for the Irish in one of the biggest moments in program history, sending the 2023 NCAA Championship semifinal into overtime with a twister goal with under a minute left in regulation against Virginia.


• Notre Dame has never shied away from putting together a challenging schedule and the 2024 slate is no different.

• Of Notre Dame’s 11 regular-season opponents, six are currently ranked in the top 10 in the USILA or Inside Lacrosse Top 20 Polls.

• Three of Notre Dame’s 2024 opponents are currently ranked in the top four in the country.

• The Irish have three wins against teams ranked No. 3 in the country at the time of the matchup (Maryland, Syracuse and Duke).

• Notre Dame is 4-1 against teams currently ranked.


• Jordan Faison has had an impressive start to his ND lacrosse career, as he ranks fourth on the team in goals (14) and fifth in points (17).

• The freshman has three hat tricks, including a five-point effort (3G, 2A) in the win over No. 3 Maryland.

• The midfielder has scored in six of seven games this season.

• Faison enters the weekend leading the team in shooting percentage, scoring on 45.2 percent of his shots.

• Faison wasted no time introducing himself to the college lacrosse world, scoring 38 seconds into the 2024 season for the first Notre Dame goal of the season in his debut.

• The freshman finished with a three-goal hat trick and an assist in the win over Cleveland State. The three goals in his first career game are the most by a Notre Dame midfielder in their debut since at least the 2000 season.

• Faison also had an electric start to his Notre Dame football career, finishing with 19 catches for 322 yards and was second on the team with four touchdowns receptions despite playing in just seven games.

• The WR was named the 2023 Sun Bowl C.M. Hendricks Most Valuable Player after recording five catches for 115 yards and a touchdown in the win over Oregon State.


• With the win over No. 1 Duke on April 10, 2021, Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Kevin Corrigan broke the NCAA record for most wins at a DI program with 311, passing Bob Shillinglaw (Delaware).

• Corrigan became just the third coach in NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse history to reach the 300-win mark at a single school with the win over Marquette on April 10, 2019.

• Corrigan is one of just four active Division I coaches to reach the 300-win mark in his career.

• Corrigan has an overall record of 352-175 in his 38 seasons of coaching.

• The head coach is 342-160 in his 36 seasons at Notre Dame.

• Corrigan is the longest tenured men’s lacrosse coach at the DI level.



WASHINGTON D.C. – The Butler softball team won game one of a three-game BIG EAST series at Georgetown by the final score of 6-4. After the Hoyas (10-24, 1-12 BIG EAST) took an early 1-0 lead, the Bulldogs (18-21, 7-9 BIG EAST) built a five-run lead with three runs each in the second and fourth innings. Georgetown had a three-run home run in the fifth, but it was not enough.

Game 1: Butler 6, Georgetown 4 (7 innings)

Georgetown struck first, putting one run on the board in the first inning.

In the top of the second, Paige Dorsett and Kieli Ryan each reached base. Monique Hoosen then cleared the bases with a three-run home run, giving the Dawgs a 3-1 lead.

Two innings later, Butler increased its lead. With runners on second and third, a Hailey Conger single pushed Hoosen home. Then, on a double steal, Cate Lehner reached the plate. Finally, Dorsett singled in Conger. The Bulldogs were up, 6-1, in the middle of the fourth.

In the bottom of the fifth, Georgetown connected on a three-run home run, reducing the lead to 6-4. Butler replaced starter Katie Petran in the circle with Rylyn Dyer.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Hoyas advanced runners to first and second with one out, but the next two batters were retired.

Katie Petran (12-4) started in the circle for Butler and earned her twelfth win of the season. In 4.0 innings of work, she allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks, striking out four. Rylyn Dyer (3.0IP, 4H, 5K) entered in the fifth with the Dawgs up, 6-4. She pitched three scoreless innings and was credited with a save.

Bulldog Bits

Monique Hoosen’s home run was her eighth of the season and 35th of her career.

Cate Lehner’s double was her second of the season and of her career.

Lehner’s stolen base was her 19th of the season and the 36th of her career.

Hailey Conger’s stolen base was her fourth of the season.

Rylyn Dyer’s save her second of the season and of her career.

Up Next

Butler remains in Washington D.C. for game two of the BIG EAST series with Georgetown. First pitch for Saturday’s game two is scheduled for 11 a.m.



INDIANAPOLIS – After ending its last tournament after 36 holes due to weather, the IUPUI women’s golf team will again deal with wet conditions this weekend as it hosts the Lady Jaguar Invitational. The 11-team field will play 36 holes on Saturday (Apr. 13) before playing a final round on Sunday (Apr. 14) at Carmel’s Plum Creek Golf Club.

The Jaguars are coming off a T-9 finish at EKU’s Colonel Classic, where Madeline Pape led the team with a 3-over 147 (71-76). The senior registered her first top-10 of the season, placing fifth. Fellow senior, Annaliese Fox, leads the team with a 75.29 scoring average and three top-10 finishes while classmate Shelby Busker sits at 76.00 and a top-10 finish. The team will rely heavily on the three seniors and their experience to carry them throughout the weekend.

FORMAT: Teams will play 5-count-4 format with two rounds on Saturday (Apr. 13) and a final 18 on Sunday (Apr. 14). 

THE COURSE: Plum Creek is scheduled to play par 72 and 6,157 yards this weekend. The Pete Dye design features strategically placed bunkers, undulating greens and multiple water features that challenge all types of golfers. The course has hosted multiple championships, including the 2008 and 2009 Horizon League Championships. 

THE FIELD: The 11-team field consists of Akron, Ball State, Butler, Cleveland State, DePauw, Detroit Mercy, Green Bay, IUPUI, Illinois State, Marian, Northern Kentucky and Ohio. All total, 77 players are expected to compete this weekend.

RANKINGS: IUPUI is currently ranked No. 212 in the country with a 50-47-1 mark against other Division I teams this season.


    No. 1 – Annaliese Fox – (21 rounds / 75.29 scoring average / 3 top-10 finishes)

    No. 2 – Madeline Pape – (18 rounds / 76.61 scoring average / 1 top-10 finish)

    No. 3 – Shelby Busker (21 rounds / 76.00 scoring average / 1 top-10 finish)

    No. 4 – Nerea Lancho – (18 rounds / 78.17 scoring average)

    No. 5 – Yanah Rolston – (18 rounds / 79.11 scoring average)

    Ind. – Keisha Bennett – (5 rounds / 82.80 scoring average)

    Ind. – Reagan Sohn – (15 rounds / 80.40 scoring average)

    Ind. – Ally Stuckey – (2 rounds / 87.50 scoring average)

    Ind. – Nina Wojtczak – (13 rounds / 82.15 scoring average)

    Ind. – Sydni Zebrauskas – (2 rounds / 89.00 scoring average)

LAST TIME OUT: IUPUI finished tied for ninth at EKU’s Colonel Classic at 617 (304-313). Pape finished lone fifth at 3-over 147 (71-76).

UP NEXT: IUPUI will head to Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. for the Horizon League Championships that begin on Saturday (Apr. 20).



INDIANAPOLIS – Head Coach Kate Bruce announces the signing of transfer Nevaeh Foster for the 2024-25 women’s basketball season. Foster joins the Jaguars after spending the 2023-24 season at Western Kentucky.

The 5-8 guard from South Bend, Indiana spent her freshman season with Western Kentucky where she averaged 2.1 points, 0.5 rebounds 0.6 steals per game. The freshman played in 14 games averaging 5.8 minutes per game.

“We are thrilled to bring Nevaeh back to the state of Indiana and into our Jaguar family,” said Coach Bruce. “We’ve identified that we need to become better shooters and more athletic and Nevaeh checks both of those boxes. She is more than just a great basketball player, she’s a terrific student and person and we are so excited for her to be a part of our program.”

Foster played at Mishawaka Marian High School where she was a four-year starter and the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,243 career points. She ended her four years with 549 rebounds, 337 assists and 333 steals. Foster holds the school records for most 3-pointers in a career (236), most points in a season (702) and most 3-pointers in a single game (8).

She was a McDonald’s All-American nominee and as a junior, she was the conference’s leading scorer and steals earner, averaging 23 points and 3.9 steals per game. She ended her career 21st all-time in scoring in Indiana and second all-time leading scorer in St. Joe County, earning All-State honors all four years of high school, including First Team honors.

The guard was ranked in the top 10 in her class in the state of Indiana and 39th nationally by Prep Hoops. She ended her high school career averaging 25 points per game, 3.6 assists per game, 6.4 rebounds per game and 3.3 steals per game.

Foster will join the Jaguars for the 2024-25 season.



SYCAMORE, Ill. – The Ball State men’s tennis team (11-9, 5-4 MAC) dropped a 5-2 decision at Northern Illinois (18-4, 7-2 MAC) Friday afternoon at Sycamore High School Tennis Courts.

The Cardinals fell behind early to the Huskies after losing on courts one and three by 6-2 decisions. Mason Tran and Jacks Lancaster were up 4-3 at the No. 2 slot against NIU’s Saul Berdullas and Armin Koschtojan before play was abandoned.

In singles, the Huskies took four of the six courts from the Cardinals to claim the match win today.

Vince Orlando beat NIU’s No. 2 player, Michael Vollbach, 7-5, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) while Lancaster also earned a point for the Cardinals after his 7-5, 6-3 defeat against Koschtojan at the No. 5 slot.

The Ball State men’s tennis team continues action on the road Sunday when it plays at the conference’s newest member UIC at 1 pm ET. The Cardinals defeated the Flames in their first meeting this season in Muncie by a score of 6-1 on March 10.



BUFFALO, NY – The Ball State women’s tennis team (7-12, 4-3 MAC) suffered a 5-2 setback at Buffalo (16-8, 3-4 MAC) Friday afternoon at the Miller Tennis Center.

The Cardinals unfortunately dropped the doubles point to the Bulls after losing on courts two and three.

In singles, Buffalo took four of the six courts to claim the match over Ball State. Anna Planinsek continues to dominate action on the top courts against her respective Mid-American Conference opponents and today was no different as Planinsek took home a 6-3, 3-0 victory after the Bulls Jagmeet Kaur had to retire from the match.

Ella Hazelbaker also won at the No. 6 position in straight sets after posting a 6-4, 6-1 defeat over Mariana Carvajal Torres.

The Ball State women’s tennis team returns home Sunday to take on Western Michigan at 1 pm ET. The Cardinals are scheduled to play outdoors at the Foster Adams Tennis Complex/Bill Richards Courts, weather permitting.



CHICAGO, ILL.- Indiana State Softball defeated UIC in game one of the three-game series on Friday evening with a score of 7-3.

The Sycamores took the early lead in the first inning when Danielle Henning got the bats going for Indiana State by connecting on a single, and Isabella Henning followed with a double to left field, before Kennedy Shade recorded an RBI single to put the first run on the board. Isabella Henning stole home to advance the Sycamores lead to 2-0 over the Flames.

Isabella Henning was walked in the top of the third inning before Abby Robakowski doubled to left field to advance Henning to third. Kenzie Cornwell reached on a fielder’s choice which threw out Robakowski, but Henning was able to knock in the third run for Indiana State advancing the lead to 3-0.

Danielle Henning connected on an RBI single in the fourth inning to score another run for Indiana State and Isabella Hennings sacrifice fly drove in two more runs before Danielle Henning scored on a passed ball to put the Sycamores ahead 6-0.

The Flames added their first run in the bottom of the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly by Villa to score Rios to cut the Sycamores lead to 6-1.

Haley Webb connected on an RBI double in the fifth inning to drive in a run from Bri Marx, to make the score 7-1 over UIC. Webb went 3-3 in game one against the Flames, where she added one RBI and one run scored in the victory.

UIC added two runs in the fifth inning when Crowley hit a two-run home run to cut Indiana State’s lead to 7-3, but Indiana State was able to hold the Flames from scoring any more runs and capture game one of the series.

Lauren Sackett (7-9) took the victory in the circle for Indiana State in 4.0 innings of work, where she allowed five hits, and three runs scored, while striking out five. Hailey Griffin took over the ball in the fifth inning where she allowed only one hit, zero runs scored, while striking out two.

Up Next:

Indiana State and UIC will play game two of the three-game series tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m ET! This game will have live stats available and streamed on ESPN+.



TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State offense exploded for a season-high 21 hits and scored 14 runs as the Sycamores topped visiting Bradley on Friday night, 14-2, in the first game of the three-game Missouri Valley series.

The Sycamores (25-7, 8-2) jumped out to a 5-0 lead through the first two innings courtesy of Luis Hernandez’s early three-run home run in support of starter Jared Spencer as Indiana State took control of the game against Bradley (10-20, 4-6) early.

Ryan Vogel connected on a two-run home run for the Braves offense in the top of the fifth inning, but the Sycamores continued to strike throughout the lineup with eight players posting multi-hit efforts in the win. Randal Diaz capped the night with a walk-off three-run home run with one out in the eighth inning to secure the run-rule victory at Bob Warn Field.

Diaz, Dominic Listi, Luis Hernandez, Adam Pottinger, and Joe Kido all posted three-hit games on Friday night as the Indiana State recorded at least one hit in seven of the eighth innings against the Braves. Parker Stinson, Grant Magill, and Josue Urdaneta also added two-hit games as the Sycamores picked up their second eight-inning run-rule win of the 2024 season.

Listi, Hernandez, Stinson, Kido, and Magill all doubled in the win, while Hernandez and Diaz both homered to highlight seven extra-base hits on the day. Hernandez added his second five-RBI day of the 2024 season, while Diaz drove in a season-high four runs in the win.

Spencer went a career-high 4.1 innings on the mound as the Centreville, Mich. native recorded his second start of the 2024 season. The left-hander allowed three hits and two runs while striking out a career-high eight batters in taking the no-decision.

Cam Edmonson (5-0) went the final 3.2 innings in relief for the Sycamores striking out six while allowing four hits in the winning effort.

Vogel and Timmy O’Brien combined for four of Bradley’s seven hits in the loss with Vogel’s two-run home run in the fifth the Braves’ lone extra-base hit.

Noah Edders (4-4) took the loss going 3.1 innings allowing 12 hits and seven runs, while Jack Stellano and Theo Zeidler closed out the game on the mound.

How They Scored

Indiana State took the early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as Luis Hernandez connected on a three-run home run off the scoreboard in right center scoring Randal Diaz and Dominic Listi.

Randal Diaz added to the lead in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI single off the right field wall scoring Grant Magill, while Josue Urdaneta scored on Luis Hernandez’s ground ball to give the Sycamores a 5-0 lead.

Hernandez and Parker Stinson connected on back-to-back RBI doubles in the bottom of the fourth inning to put Indiana State ahead 7-0. Hernandez drove in Listi, while Stinson’s drive to left center scored Hernandez as the Sycamores continued to press the Braves early.

Ryan Vogel put Bradley on the board in the top of the fifth inning with a two-run home run to right field to cut the ISU lead down to 7-2.

Dominic Listi added to the Sycamores’ lead in the bottom of the fifth with a double off the top of the wall in right center to score Joe Kido to give ISU the 8-2 advantage.

Diaz came around to score on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to give ISU a 9-2 lead.

Grant Magill connected on a two-run double down the left field line and set the stage for Randal Diaz’s walk-off three-run home run to left center as the Sycamores scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth to secure the 14-2 walk-off win over the Braves.

News & Notes

Josue Urdaneta ran his on-base streak to 21 consecutive games on Friday night as the second baseman connected on a second-inning single. He finished 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored from the plate on the day.

Jared Spencer had a career-high eight strikeouts on Friday night surpassing his previous mark of seven set back on March 19, 2023, against Michigan State.

Luis Hernandez connected on his ninth home run of the season tying Parker Stinson for the second-most on the Indiana State squad this year.

Randal Diaz’s seventh home run to walk-off the Braves marked Indiana State’s fourth walk-off win of the 2024 season and second in Missouri Valley play. ISU’s first came in the 9-8, 11th-inning win over UIC back on March 30.

Indiana State’s 21 hits on Friday night marked the most by the Sycamores since Indiana State connected on 22 hits back on February 26, 2022, against Minnesota.

Up Next

Indiana State continues the weekend series against Bradley at Bob Warn Field on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. ET with the game to be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.



TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State track and field continues its 2024 outdoor season Saturday afternoon when it competes in the Gary Wieneke Memorial in Champaign, Illinois.

Field events are slated to start at noon, with the first events on the track commencing at 1 p.m.

Who’s In The Field?

Joining Indiana State and host institution Illinois in this weekend’s field are Bradley, DePaul, Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, Lindenwood, Milwaukee, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Southeast Missouri State and UIC.

This weekend’s field is the largest Indiana State has competed in this outdoor season, with 26 different schools competing in the field in Knoxville.

Last Time Out

Indiana State track and field athletes set 12 personal records and added an additional 16 season-best performances at the Tennessee Invitational, propelling the Sycamores to a successful weekend against a strong field of competition at Tom Black Track at LaPorte Stadium.

Four of the season-best marks for the Sycamores came in the relays, where the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m teams had their best showings of the outdoor campaign and now own the top spot in the MVC in both 4x100m relays. Every event group for the Sycamores had multiple season-best performances.

As a team, Indiana State earned 23 top-five finishes, with 14 coming on the men’s side and nine coming on the women’s side. Of those top-five finishes for the Sycamores, 17 were in the top three. The Sycamores also picked up event wins from the men’s 4x100m relay team of Casey Hood Jr., Tahj Johnson, Isiah Thomas and Daunte Majors, Will Staggs in the pole vault, Shomari Rogers-Walton in the triple jump and Hannah Redlin in the shot put.

Weekly Winner

Indiana State sprinter Tahj Johnson was named the MVC Men’s Track Athlete of the Week Thursday afternoon by the conference office following a career-best weekend at the Tennessee Invitational.

Johnson had one of his best weeks of the 2023-24 season at the Tennessee Invitational, moving into the top 10 in program history in the 400m while also running legs in Indiana State’s season-best 4x100m and 4x400m relays. His 400m time of 47.42 moved him up to seventh in program history in the event and marked the fastest time by a Sycamore in the event since 2017. Johnson also ran the second leg of Indiana State’s 4x100m relay team that posted a time of 39.99, ranking third in program history. The Sycamores’ 4×1 team was just the fourth in program history to go under 40 seconds. In addition, he ran the second leg of the Sycamores’ 4x400m relay that posted a season-best (indoor or outdoor) time of 3:13.36.

Johnson ranks first in the MVC in both the 200m and 400m this season, while Indiana State’s 4x100m relay team ranks first in the conference and the Sycamores’ 4x400m team is second.

Back On Track

Indiana State jumper Shomari Rogers-Walton made his outdoor season debut at last week’s Tennessee Invitational and made an instant impact in his return to competition. Rogers-Walton, the 2024 MVC Indoor Track and Field Championship’s Most Valuable Athlete, won the triple jump with a top mark of 15.17m (49-09.25).

Rogers-Walton’s performance was his best in the triple jump since the 2023 MVC Outdoor Championships and also puts him first in the MVC in the event this season.

Let It Fly

Indiana State’s throws group has wasted no time getting its outdoor season off to a strong start, amassing five program top-10 marks through the first three meets of the season.

Elias Foor is responsible for two of those in the discus (59.51m/195-03) and hammer throw (61.72m/202-06), with his efforts earning him a pair of MVC Men’s Field Athlete of the Week honors this season. Justin Miller (56.76m/186-03) and Lillian Gibbs (44.39m/145-08) both moved into the top 10 in program history in the javelin, while Niesha Anderson (55.13m/180-10) cracked the top 10 in the hammer throw.

Hurdle Crew Coming Through

Entering the weekend, Indiana State is one of two schools in the MVC to have athletes ranked in the top five in both the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles. Quincy Armstrong’s time of 54.60 at Eastern Illinois ranks third in the conference on the men’s side, while Riley Tuerff’s time of 1:02.81 at Tennessee is fifth on the women’s side.

In addition, the Sycamores also own the fastest women’s 100m hurdles time in the conference, as Rachel Mehringer clocked a time of 13.60 in the Trees’ most recent meet at Tennessee. Mehringer ranks third in program history in the 100m hurdles, while both Armstrong and Tuerff rank among the top 10 400m hurdlers in program history with their marks from previous seasons.

Up Next

Indiana State hosts its first of three outdoor meets at the Gibson Track and Field Complex this season, with the three-day Gibson Invitational taking place April 18-20.



FORT WAYNE, Ind. – No. 19 Purdue Fort Wayne visits No. 20 Lindenwood on Saturday for the MIVA Quarterfinal. First serve will be at 7 p.m. ET in St. Charles, Missouri.

Game Day Information
Who: No. 20 Lindenwood Lions
When: Saturday, April 13 | 7 PM ET
Where: St. Charles, Missouri | Hyland Arena
Live Stats: Link
Watch: ESPN+
Game Notes: Purdue Fort Wayne | Lindenwood | MIVA

Know Your Foes

Lindenwood is 14-11 and 9-7 in the MIVA. Lindenwood is led by AJ Lewis, Ian Schuller and Clay Wieter, all Second Team All-MIVA selections. Both Schuller and Wieter rank top 10 in kills per set in the MIVA. Lindenwood has another Second Team All-MIVA selection in the senior setter, Connor Sheehan, who leads the MIVA in assists per set.

Series History

Purdue Fort Wayne leads the series history 15-10, with the teams splitting the meetings this year. The Lions swept the Mastodons in the last meeting, allowing Lindenwood to hit .366. In the first meeting of the season, Purdue Fort Wayne swept the Lions while hitting .389 as a team.

First Team All-MIVA

Jon Diedrich and Mark Frazier were awarded First Team All-MIVA this season.

• Jon Diedrich has received three Offensive Player of the Week awards this season, ranking fifth in the MIVA in kills per set (3.78). Diedrich had a career high 37 kills this season, along with a career high 15 digs in another match.

• Mark Frazier ranks fourth in the MIVA in kills per set (3.84) this season. Frazier set his career high of 24 kills this season, and then matched the career high later in the season. Mark Frazier ranks eighth in hitting percentage (.323) in the MIVA.

New MIVA Tournament Format

The MIVA Tournament has a new format for the 2024 season. The top eight teams will qualify for the tournament. The top four seeds will host the bottom four, then the four semifinalists will reseed and play at the highest remaining seed. Then the finalists will play the same site as the semifinals for the newly named Don Shondell MIVA Championship Trophy.

Last Time Out

Last weekend Purdue Fort Wayne won both matches against MIVA opponents to end the regular season. On Thursday (April 4) the Mastodons won a tight five-set match against No. 14 Lewis. On Saturday (April 6) Purdue Fort Wayne swept Quincy.

Coming Up

The MIVA semifinal will be on Thursday (April 18). The four remaining teams will be reseeded and all games will be played at the highest remaining seed.



EVANSVILLE, Ind. –  University of Evansville freshman starter Kenton Deverman tossed seven shutout innings on Friday night and the top three hitters in the UE lineup combined for eight hits and seven runs driven in as the Purple Aces caged the visiting Illinois State Redbirds, 9-1, in the series-opener at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville, Indiana.

“What a tremendous way to begin a series!” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “It all started on the mound for us with Kenton Deverman, as he was outstanding tonight.  From the start, he was in control, and once we got him the lead, he just took it to another level and shut down a very good Illinois State offense.

“Offensively, Harrison Taubert, Mark Shallenberger, and Kip Fougerousse were special tonight.  Mark and Kip had big home runs for us, and Harrison has really been great at the top of the batting order for us.  Hopefully, we can keep it going tomorrow!”

Deverman set the tone early, cruising through the first two innings, allowing just a pair of singles through the first two frames.  Illinois State threatened to take the lead in the third inning, getting a lead-off walk, a single, and a stolen base to put two men in scoring position with no one out.  But, that is when Deverman buckled down and changed the entire complexion of the contest.

After getting a routine pop up to center field, Deverman stabbed a come-backer to the mound, and was able to catch the lead runner at third base too far off the bag for the second out of the inning.  He then induced a pop up to right field, and after that, UE’s offense took over.

After a walk and a pop up, Taubert and Shallenberger followed with back-to-back base hits to load the bases with one out.  Fougerousse then launched his eighth home run of the year to right field for a grand slam to give UE a 4-0 lead.  UE would add another run later in the frame on an RBI single by junior first baseman Cal McGinnis to grab a 5-0 cushion through three innings.

From there, Deverman shut down the Redbirds, allowing just a walk and a single through the next four innings.  Shallenberger helped Deverman out with a line-drive two-run home run to right-center field in the fourth inning, before Fougerousse added an RBI ground out in the sixth inning to push the lead to 8-0.  A run-scoring wild pitch in the seventh inning would cap UE’s scoring, while Illinois State would get down to its final out before tacking on a run in the ninth inning to provide the final score.

Deverman improved to 4-1 on the season by tossing 7.0 scoreless innings, while allowing four hits and two walks with five strikeouts.  Shallenberger went 4-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI, while Taubert and Fougerousse both went 2-for-4, with Taubert scoring three runs and Fougerousse adding five RBI.

With the victory, Evansville improves to 16-17 overall and 5-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference.  Illinois State, meanwhile, falls to 18-13 overall and 7-3 in the MVC with the loss.  The series will continue on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., with graduate left-hander Donovan Schultz (1-1, 7.59 ERA) scheduled to start for the Purple Aces.  Saturday’s game can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and can be seen live on ESPN+.  



CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – University of Southern Indiana Baseball suffered a tough 1-0 loss to start a three-game series at Southeast Missouri State University Friday evening in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. USI is 14-20 overall and 4-6 in the OVC, while SEMO goes to 17-17, 7-3 OVC.

The Screaming Eagles and the Redhawks battled nearly inning for inning in a pitching duel through the nine-inning contest. SEMO pushed the only run across in the third on a home run for the eventual 1-0 final.

USI freshman right-hander Grant Parson (Owensboro, Kentucky) picked up the loss despite throwing seven strong innings. Parson (3-1), who allowed the solo shot in the third, gave up the one run on five hits and one walk, while striking out a season-high tying eight batters.

The Eagles had chances to score early in the contest. USI started the game with runners at first and third and one out in the opening frame and had back-to-back singles to lead off the third but failed to score in each instance.

USI sophomore second baseman Caleb Niehaus (Newburgh, Indiana) led the Eagle hitters with two of the team’s four hits. 

Up Next for the Eagles:

The Eagles and the Redhawks continue the series Saturday at 2 p.m. and conclude the series Sunday at 1 p.m.

Following the end of USI’s four-game road swing, the Eagles return to the friendly surroundings of the USI Baseball Field for a five-game homestand. The homestand starts Tuesday at 6 p.m. with a non-conference visit from Western Kentucky University; follows April 19-20 with a three-game OVC series versus the University of Tennessee at Martin; and concludes April 23 with a non-conference contest with Belmont University.



EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Softball returns home to USI Softball Field for a battle of the top two teams in the Ohio Valley Conference standings when the Screaming Eagles host Eastern Illinois University Sunday and Monday. First pitch Sunday is 2 p.m. and Monday’s doubleheader is scheduled for a Noon start.

While USI Softball welcomes back its alumni for the series, the Screaming Eagles will play with heavy hearts. USI will be honoring USI Softball alumna and former catcher Courtney Schoolcraft, who passed away on April 3 after a fight with cancer. Schoolcraft graduated in 2022 but battled clear cell sarcoma since 2019 when she played for the Screaming Eagles. Southern Indiana will be sporting the color yellow to honor Schoolcraft, help raise cancer awareness, and carry on Schoolcraft’s courageous spirit. Fans and spectators are also encourage to wear yellow.

Attending USI Softball alumni receive free admission and will be recognized before Sunday’s first pitch. Plus, returning alumni can stop by the Alumni Engagement and Volunteer USI table at USI Softball Field to receive a gift bag and enter to win a prize.

Heading into the three-game set, Southern Indiana is 16-14 overall and 10-5 in the OVC, which is good for second and one game back of Eastern Illinois. The Panthers enter the series at 25-12 overall and 11-4 in conference play. USI has won seven of its last 10 games and four consecutive OVC series. USI and Eastern Illinois have each lost only one series so far in conference play. The Panthers are the reigning OVC Tournament champions from 2023.

Last weekend, Southern Indiana won two of three on the road at the University of Tennessee at Martin. USI bookended the series with wins while UT Martin grabbed the middle game. In the series, USI hit .244 at the plate. Senior first baseman Lexi Fair (Greenwood, Indiana) led the team with a .500 batting average while recording four RBIs. Senior catcher Sammie Kihega (Greenfield, Indiana) had a grand slam and five RBIs in the series.

Kihega’s grand slam was part of a five-run first inning for USI in the middle game of the series. It was her first career grand slam. Since 2000, USI has hit 27 grand slams prior to Kihega’s blast at UT Martin. The previous grand slam was hit by former infielder Jordan Rager in March 2022 against Truman State University.

Earlier in the week, junior pitcher Josie Newman (Indianapolis, Indiana) earned OVC Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season following her performance in the UT Martin series. Newman went 2-0, tossing a shutout in the series opener and not allowing a single earned run in two complete-game starts. The junior struck out 31 total batters – 17 in the series opener and 14 in the series finale – across 14 innings of work and posted a WHIP of 0.43.

After last weekend, Fair jumped into sole possession of the team lead for batting average, hitting .345 this season. Fair also paces the squad with 19 RBIs. Three other Screaming Eagles are hitting above .300, including Kihega, who tops the team with three home runs and is second with 18 RBIs.

Newman has helped lead USI to the best opposing batting average in the OVC (.243) and the fewest hits (187), runs (112), and earned runs allowed (88) in the conference. The junior is 14-5 with a 1.79 ERA. The right-hander is top three in the OVC in wins and ERA while leading the conference with 166 strikeouts and 133 innings pitched. Newman’s strikeout and innings totals would rank top five in the nation, but USI does not qualify officially for NCAA statistical rankings as a reclassifying program. Newman enters the series against EIU four strikeouts away from 500 in her career, as Newman already sits top five in USI history in strikeouts.

Eastern Illinois is 6-4 in its last 10 games, which includes a series win last weekend against Tennessee State University. The Panthers dropped the series opener, 5-1, before claiming 9-7 and 4-3 victories. EIU’s only series loss in conference play was the previous weekend, falling in a road series at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

This season, Eastern Illinois hitting .304 collectively, first in the OVC. The Panthers also lead the conference in runs scored (192), home runs (26) and RBI (173). Senior infielder Jadin Justman leads the team with a .394 average and ranks third in the OVC with a 1.129 OPS. Justman has eight doubles, six home runs and 24 RBI. Graduate utility Rachel Kaufman and sophomore infielder Kendall Grover each have a team-high and OVC-best seven home runs. Grover and Kaufman are 1-2 on the team with 32 and 31 RBIs, respectively. Kaufman is batting .352 and Grover is batting .346 this season.

In the pitching circle, EIU has been led by freshman hurler McKenzie Oslanzi, who is 16-3 with a 1.52 ERA. Oslanzi has 119 strikeouts and only 16 walks in 124 innings pitched and 17 starts. Oslanzi has also won OVC Pitcher of the Week multiple times this season. The Panthers also have the reigning OVC Pitcher of the Year in senior Olivia Price. Price is 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA in 66.1 innings and 14 starts.

Eastern Illinois leads the all-time series 5-2. In the last meeting, the Panthers edged the Screaming Eagles, 2-1, in the second round of last season’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. In the 2023 regular season, Southern Indiana took two of three on the road at Eastern Illinois, bouncing back from a series-opening loss to win the final two games in Charleston, Illinois. In three of the four matchups last season, the winning run total was two. The only exception was USI’s 8-5 win in extra innings in the second game of the series at EIU.

All three games can be seen with a subscription to ESPN+ The Spin 95.7 FM will have radio coverage for games 1 and 3 of the series. Additional coverage links can be found on the USI Softball schedule page on usiscreamingeagles.com.



The Valpo softball team loaded the bases twice in five turns at the plate in its MVC series opener at Illinois State Friday, but was unable to cash in for any runs as the host Redbirds downed the Beacons, 10-0.

How It Happened

Valpo had a strong chance to take the lead in the top of the second with a two-out rally. Freshman Kayden Krug (Milford, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) started things by working a nine-pitch walk, senior Emily Crompton (Salem, Ill./Christ Our Rock Lutheran) knocked a single into center and sophomore Lyna Vasquez (Moreno Valley, Calif./Valley View) drew a walk to load the bases. A grounder resulted in a force out to end the frame, however.

Illinois State opened the scoring with three unearned runs in the bottom of the second.

The Redbirds added a run in the third and then scored six two-out runs in the fourth, two of which were unearned.

The Beacons loaded the bases in the fifth in an attempt to extend the game, with walks by senior Kayla Skapyak (Macomb, Mich./Dakota) and sophomore Kim Rodas (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) sandwiching a base hit from sophomore Kam Utendorf (Columbus Grove, Ohio/Columbus Grove [Black Hawk College]). A fly ball to center closed out the game.

Inside the Game

No Beacon reached base multiple times in Friday’s game, as three players tallied base hits and four others drew one walk apiece.

Valpo went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position, while Illinois State was 4-for-13 in those scenarios.

Freshman Sydney McDermott (Stout, Ohio/Portsmouth West) took the loss in the circle, although in her three-plus innings of work, only two of the five runs she surrendered were earned.

Next Up

Valpo (8-25, 2-10 MVC) continues the series from Normal, Ill. on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.



The Valparaiso University baseball team had plenty of action on the base paths early in Friday’s series opener against Belmont, but the Beacons did not crack the hit column until Carson Husmann (Hannah, Ind. / South Central [Bradley]) lifted a solo homer in the seventh in a 9-2 defeat at Emory G. Bauer Field on Friday. The Beacon batters showed plenty of patience at the plate against Belmont’s Will Pryor as he issued nine walks and hit a batter over three innings, but could not cash in on those chances on a rainy and miserable afternoon where the wind was howling out to right field.

How It Happened

Valpo scored the game’s first run without the benefit of a hit in the bottom of the first as Alex Ryan (Lake Mills, Wis. / Lakeside Lutheran) worked a bases-loaded walk.

Starting pitcher Kaleb Krier (Altoona, Iowa / Southeast Polk [DMACC]) sent down the side in order in the second to keep Valpo in front. The Beacons benefited from an error and two walks in the bottom of the inning, but did not score.

Belmont took the lead on a two-run homer to right in the top of the third, Krier’s final inning of work.

The Bruins added two in the fourth – one on a passed ball and one on a wild pitch to make it 4-1. Two walks started Valpo’s bottom of the fourth and chased the Belmont starting pitcher from the game, but the Bruin reliever immediately induced a double play before an inning-ending strikeout.

The guests broke it open in the fifth with five runs including a grand slam to dead center to make it 9-1.

Husmann homered in the seventh before a single by Brady Renfro (Antigo, Wis. / Antigo). Those stood as Valpo’s two hits.

Inside the Game

The 11 walks were the team’s second highest total of the season and highest since March 15 at Campbell. Valpo has lost both games where the Beacons have drawn double-figure walks.

Husmann’s homer was his third of the season and his first since March 8 at The Citadel, when he homered in both games of a doubleheader. This was his 23rd career home run including his four seasons at Bradley.

After the first two Valpo pitchers gave up nine runs, the rest of the staff pitched well. Josh Spencer (Woodinville, Wash. / Woodinville [Tacoma]) made his second appearance of the season and first since March 17 at Campbell and heaved two scoreless innings. Bennett Musser (Round Lake, Ill. / Mundelein]) followed with his fourth collegiate outing and put a zero on the board in the top of the ninth.

Ryan and Kyle Schmack (Wannatah, Ind. / South Central) worked three walks apiece. Schmack boosted his career walk total to 94, moving into sole possession of sixth in program history.

Up Next

Valpo (10-21, 2-8 MVC) will attempt to bounce back in the middle game of the series against Belmont on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field. The game will air on ESPN+. 



GREENWOOD, Ind. – The ever-dominanted UIndy women’s tennis team began its hunt for more GLVC women’s tennis glory as they began their conference schedule with a big match against the No. 49 ranked Lewis Flyers. Despite the ranking of the Flyers, it was a grounded zone at Center Grove High School as the Hounds took the match 6-1.


Needing a win after dropping their last three matches, the Hounds saw easy picking in the Flyers who played just five players in singles action as well as only two doubles pairings. Tyffaine Pais and Ana Hollweg got the job done to secure the doubles point at court two in a 6-0 sweep.

The Flyers were able to sneak past a win at No. 1 singles, but from there it was all Hounds. Hollweg fought through a tough third set 11-9 to pick up her win. A big moment came as well for the freshman Jimena De Pablos Hernando who made her GLVC tennis debut. She made it eventful as well as she dominated 6-1, 6-3.


The GLVC-tennis schedule continues to roll as the Hounds welcome in UIS tomorrow at 11 a.m.



QUINCY, Ill. – The No. 14 UIndy women’s lacrosse team remained perfect against Quincy on Friday night, dominating the final 45 minutes en route to an 18-7 road victory.

The Hawks were receiving votes in the IWLCA national poll entering the matchup. The Greyhounds improve to 4-0 in the all-time series, splitting their wins between Key Stadium and QU Stadium.

Mackenzie Winn led all players with nine points, while Megan Dunn and Joey Fowler joined their teammate with four goals apiece.


It was an electric first quarter, as Quincy jumped out to a 3-0 lead over a six-plus minute stretch. The Greyhounds stormed back, scoring four unanswered goals in only four minutes, beginning with Winn. Fowler netted a pair during the run, while Malaena Michielin tallied her first of two goals.

It was all UIndy from that point, as the visitors blanked Quincy in the second quarter behind two goals from Olivia Bladon, including one just before halftime.

Rookie netminder Ava Graham made six saves in the win, with three in each half. The UIndy defense surrendered just five shots on goal in the final 30 minutes, forcing 10 of Quincy’s 16 turnovers after the break.

Megan Dunn scored her fourth and final goal in the six-score fourth quarter for the Hounds, as did Fowler at the 3:19 mark to enforce the running clock.


– UIndy went perfect in clear attempts for the fourth time this spring, sprinting past the Quincy ride on all 15 occasions. It is the most clears in a game without an error for the Greyhounds since April 14, 2023, against Rockhurst.

– Michielin controlled the action in the midfield, scooping up a game-high five ground balls to add to her two goals, one assist, and one caused turnover.

– Bladon recorded her fifth consecutive hat trick, while also leading the team in draw controls for the second straight game. The sophomore tops the team with 45 goals this season.

– Senior defenders Olivia Grogan and Madison Phillips each caused one turnover against the Hawks’ attack, while combining for three scoops.


The Greyhounds wrap up their road trip on Sunday with a 1 p.m. ET battle with Missouri Western. It will be UIndy’s first trip to St. Joseph, Mo., since the programs’ inaugural meeting in April 2021.



WESTFIELD, Ind. – In the bottom of the tenth, with the bases loaded, Dakota Sill had his Greyhound moment when he crushed a ball down the third base line, not only clearing the bases, but propelling the UIndy baseball team to a three-run comeback versus the reigning GLVC baseball champions in the Quincy Hawks. On the play, Zack Williams, Cole Hampton and Caleb Vaughn all scored, with Vaughn’s headfirst slide home being the decider.

“The phrase I used in the meeting after the game was ‘statement-program win.’ Coming off a tough midweek game at Purdue Northwest… it would have been really easy for us to show up here feeling bad for ourselves… we just never quit today,” Head Coach Al Ready said after the win.

Outside of Sill’s heroics, the day belonged to the excellence of Diego Cardenas who provided eight innings of two-run baseball. Cardenas in 111 pitches gave up just four hits to the Hawks.

Cole Hampton was on fire from the dish as well, leading the Hounds with a 3 for 4 day which included a pair of RBIs.


It was a pitching showcase early between Cardenas and the Hawk’s George Kirn as the game remained scoreless heading into the fifth frame. It was the Hawks to deliver the first blow, plating a pair, which the Hounds took until the eighth to respond to.

Respond in true they did with Hampton ripping a ball up the middle allowing both Drew Donaldson and clutch pinch-runner Zach Fell to score.

That 2-2 tied held into and out of the ninth as the Greyhounds faithful got a taste of free baseball at Grand Park. However, extras didn’t begin kindly for the Hounds as the Hawks pushed three across the plate. That was when the Cardiac Hounds awoke, leading off with a Donaldson line-hugging double. Williams’ up-the-middle shot brought Donaldson home.

Hampton mimicked Donaldson’s double and then Vaughn would walk to set the scene for Sill to deliver the final blast.


With all the momentum in the world, the Hounds will keep it rolling, hopefully, at Greyhound Park tomorrow. First pitch is currently scheduled for noon for the doubleheader. Stay tuned to @UIndyBaseball on X for updates.


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5 – 6 – 31 -15 – 24 – 9 – 6 – 1

April 13, 1926 – Walter Johnson,  at the ripe old age of 38, hurled his 7th career Opening Day shutout of an opponent. Johnson pitched his entire career, 1907 through 1927 with the Washington Senators franchise where he claimed two League MVP awards and three Triple Crowns, helped with the 1924 World Series and was a five time winner of having MLB’s best ERA.

April 13, 1954 – Hank Aaron, wearing Number 5 played his first game as a member of the Milwaukee Braves

April 13, 1962 – St Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial, Number 6 sets another record as he scored the 1869th run in his career. This was tops on the National League.


April 13 Football History Headlines

April 13, 1908 – Groundbreaking on Philadelphia’s Shibe Park home of A’s & Phillies as well as the Eagles and Steagles too! Shibe Park is also often referred to as Connie Mack Stadium, named after the legendary player /manager of the Philadelphia Athletics from 1901 to 1950. From 1940 through 1948 according to an article on Philly.curbed.com, the Eagles called Shibe Park, a steel and concrete stadium that sat 40,000 people home. The French Renaissance-style stadium was the venue in 1948 of  the NFL Championship during a blizzard where the Eagles hosted and defeated the Chicago Cardinals to claim the League title.

Hall of Fame Birthdays for April 13

April 13, 1897 – Collierville, Virginia – Virginia Military Institute’s standout halfback from 1917, 1919 and 1920 Jimmy Leech was born. Leech left the school for a year in 1918 to join the Marines and fight in World War I. The National Football Foundation has a nice biography sketch on Leech that says that in 1920 he made 26 touchdowns and drop-kicked extra points and field goals. His 210 points led the nation. VMI won all nine games, whipping major foes such as Pennsylvania 27-7, Virginia 22-6, North Carolina 23-0, and North Carolina State 14-0. VMI out-scored its nine opponents 431-20. Jimmy Leech received the great honor of being selected for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1956.

April 13, 1918 – Rice Lake, Wisconsin – The Minnesota Golden Gopher halfback from 1932 to 1934, Francis “Pug” Lund was born. Lund is described as a well rounded back by his bio on the National Football Foundation’s website as not only was he an efficient runner but he was willing to serve out crushing blocks to keep defenders away from offensive teammates too. The DailyGopher.com website shares that Pug was a tough guy too. In the 1933 against Pitt he hurt his pinky finger and because he kept playing the injury didn’t heal correctly therefore just before the beginning of the 1934 season Lund had the finger amputated in an effort to not slow him down. During an early season game against the Nebraska Corn Huskers Pug had his low moment of his career when he fumbled 7 times as he tried to get used to holding a ball with 4 fingers on his left hand. Losing the finger worked out though as he was the hero of the 1934 rematch against Pitt where he had one of the shining moments of his collegiate career. The two teams met that day each carrying in the moniker of being undefeated for the season. The Gophers trailed the Panthers team by six as the clock was winding down on the game. Minnesota had managed to move the ball down the field in one last gasp attempt to obtain at least a tie. But they were faced with a fourth and four deep in Pittsburgh territory at the 17 yard line. It all came down to this play. Lund took the pitch and surveyed the field, looking for a glimpse of daylight to escape through. At the last moment he spotted end Bob Tenner in the open field, fired a strike to the rangy receiver and Minnesota suddenly had the touchdown which beat Pitt, 13-7, and ignited a Gopher charge to a perfect eight-game record and the National Championship. Pug was a key player in this run as he averaged just about 6 yards per carry and threw some very accurate passes that kept defensive opponents at bay. Lund was also a true ironman of the game, in fact Minnesota coach Bernie Bierman stated. “He was our spark plug,” Bierman said. “He was battered and broken up, teeth knocked out, finger amputated, thumb broken, and through all that he carried on. Our opponents might break him in two, but they couldn’t stop him.” The Gophers coach would go on to say that Pug was the greatest player he had ever witnessed on the field. Lund was versatile as he handled the punting, passing, rushing, and blocking. Pug’s career total of  2098 rushing yards is twice as many as the next most prolific rusher of his time. Add to that some pretty good passing stats for the era 85 attempts, 29 completions, and 10 interceptions. The National Football Foundation selected Pug Lund for entrance into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1958.


April 13

1914 — The first Federal League game was played in Baltimore and the Terrapins defeated Buffalo, 3-2, behind Jack Quinn. A crowd estimated at 27,000 stood 15 rows deep in the outfield to witness the return of major league baseball to Baltimore.

1921 — With new U.S. President Warren G. Harding, former president Woodrow Wilson, and VP Calvin Coolidge watching, the Washington Senators lose their home opener, 6-3, to the Boston Red Sox.

1933 — Sammy West of St. Louis went 6-for-6 in an 11-inning win over the Chicago White Sox. He had five singles and a double off Ted Lyons.

1953 — For the first time in half a century, a new city was represented in the American or National leagues. The Braves moved from Boston to Milwaukee and opened in Cincinnati, where Max Surkont set down the Reds, 2-0.

1954 — Henry Aaron made his major league debut in left field for the Milwaukee Braves and went 0-for-5 in a 9-8 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Cincinnati’s Jim Greengrass hit four doubles in his first major league game.

1963 — Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds tripled off Pittsburgh’s Bob Friend for his first major league hit.

1972 — The first player strike in baseball history ended.

1984 — Montreal’s Pete Rose got his 4,000th hit, a double off Philadelphia pitcher Jerry Koosman. The hit came exactly 21 years after his first hit. Rose would score on Tim Raines one out single, sliding into home to give Montreal a 4-1 lead in their eventual 5-1 victory.

1987 — The San Diego Padres set a major league record when the first three batters in the bottom of the first inning hit homers off San Francisco starter Roger Mason in their home opener. The Padres, trailing 2-0, got homers from Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn and John Kruk.

1993 — Lee Smith became the all-time saves leader as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-7. Smith got his 358th save, surpassing Jeff Reardon of the Cincinnati Reds.

1998 — Ken Griffey, Jr. of the Seattle Mariners hits his 300th career home run to become the second-youngest player to reach the milestone.

1999 — Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez drove in nine runs in the Rangers’ 15-6 victory at Seattle.

2004 — San Francisco’s Barry Bonds hit his 661st homer, passing Willie Mays to take sole possession of third place on baseball’s career list.

2009 — Orlando Hudson hit for the cycle as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Randy Johnson and San Francisco 11-1.

2009 — Jody Gerut christened the Mets’ new home, Citi Field, with a leadoff homer in San Diego’s 6-5 win over New York. Gerut’s shot off Mike Pelfrey marked the first time in history that the first batter homered in a regular-season opener at a major league ballpark.

2011 — A federal jury convicted Barry Bonds of a single charge of obstruction of justice, but failed to reach a verdict on the three counts at the heart of allegations that he knowingly used steroids and human growth hormone and lied to a grand jury about it.

2018 — Houston’s Gerrit Cole struck out a career-high 14 batters in seven innings to lead the Astros to a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers. Cole joined Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers in major league history to strike out at least 11 in three consecutive starts to start a season. Cole also set an major league record with 36 strikeouts in his first three starts with a new team, surpassing Randy Johnson in 1999 with Arizona (34).


Off the field…

NASA launched the Skylab Space Station, a science and engineering laboratory, into orbit aboard a Saturn V rocket on May 14th. Three crews of three astronauts each visited the station on missions lasting twenty-eight, fifty-nine and eighty-four days. Many UV astronomy experiments and detailed X-ray studies of the Sun were executed before the station fell from orbit in July of 1979.

Vice President Spiro Agnew came under investigation by the U.S. attorney in Baltimore for allegedly receiving payoffs from engineers seeking contracts when Agnew the governor of Maryland. Although he maintained his innocence, Agnew eventually resigned from office on October 10, 1973, and pleaded no contest, to a single charge that he had failed to report $29,500 of income received in 1967. Following his resignation, Agnew was fined $10,000 and placed on three years’ probation.

The United States completed its withdrawal from Vietnam in accordance with the Paris Peace Accords. Under its terms, there would be a ceasefire, U.S. troops would agree to leave the country and all prisoners of war would be released. Two years later, the Communists achieved total victory in Vietnam.

In the American League…

The American Leagues’ two premiere catchers Carlton Fisk, of the Boston Red Sox, and Thurman Munson, of the New York Yankees squared off after the Bombers captain barreled into Fisk while trying to score from third on a missed bunt by teammate Gene Michael. The fight was fueled both the legendary rivalry between the two teams and the genuine dislike between the two players. Although the winner of the brawl remained undetermined, the winner of the game went to the Red Sox 3-2.

Frank Robinson, of the California Angels, homered against the Texas Rangers at Arlington Stadium giving him at least one career home run in all thirty-two Major League ballparks.

Fellow Angel Nolan Ryan set a Major League record on his last pitch of the year after striking out the Minnesota Twins’ Rich Reese for his three-hundred eighty-third K of the season. The Anaheim crowd gave Ryan a five minute standing ovation and the veteran ace returned the gesture with a 5-4 decision for his twenty-first win of the season.

In the National League…

On August 17th, Willie Mays hit his six-hundred sixtieth (and final) home run off of the Cincinnati Reds’ Don Gullett. Unfortunately the New York Mets fell 2-1, remaining seven and a half games back in last place. Somehow, Yogi Berra and his “Miracle” Mets managed to climb back to the top and won the National League East pennant on October 1st despite having no .300 hitters and no pitchers with more than nineteen wins.

Phil Neikro became the first Atlanta Braves pitcher ever to toss a no-hitter after dominating the San Diego Padres for a 9-0 triumph while walking three batters and fanning four. Two days later the Braves signed his younger brother, Joe from the Detroit Tigers reuniting the brothers for the first time in the majors.

Wilbur Wood attempted to set a record while starting both games of a doubleheader between his Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees, but it backfired completely as “the Iron Man wannabe” was taken for a 12-2 and 7-0 loss.

Around the League…

A group of seventeen investors led by Ohio Shipbuilder George Steinbrenner purchased the New York Yankees from the Columbia Broadcasting Company (CBS) for a reported $10 million dollars. The television giant was forced to take a $4 million dollar loss in the deal while Steinbrenner went on to become the owner of one of the largest market teams in all professional sports.

At a joint meeting of all twenty-four Major League owners, a unanimous decision was made to allow the use of the “Designated Hitter” in the American League for a three season probationary period. The experiment marked the first time since 1901 that the National and American Leagues played under different rules. The concept of interleague play was also submitted for committee review.

Both players and owners agreed to what was coined as the “10 and 5 rule” in which a player with a decade of experience in the majors and five-years with their present team could veto a trade. The league minimum salary was also raised to $15,000 and all salary disputes were to be from then on arbitrated. These amendments prevented an impending strike and allowed the start of the spring training season.

Eleven weeks after his untimely death in a plane crash, Pittsburgh Pirate legend Roberto Clemente was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame during a special election that superceded the five-year waiting period. Clemente was on a humanitarian mission that was taking supplies to earthquake victims in Nicaragua when the aircraft he was flying in went down off the coast of Puerto Rico. “The Great One” as he was called, represented the first Latin American to be inducted into Cooperstown after receiving 93% of the four-hundred twenty-four ballots cast and his lifetime batting average of .317 is still the highest of any right-hander since World War II.


BOB GIBSON (1959-1975)

Killer Stat: 89.1 Career WAR

St. Louis Cardinals icon Bob Gibson was a beast in his day, winning two Cy Young Awards and being named league MVP once for his heroics on the mound.

His career 2.91 ERA and 1.188 WHIP are stout enough, but when you look at his 89.1 career WAR figure, which is the 25th best mark among all pitchers, you see how irreplaceable he was. Gibson helped the Cardinals win two World Series titles in the 1960s and was named MVP of both series. On top of that, Gibson’s nine career Gold Glove awards show he was one of the best defensive pitchers ever.


April 13, 1948

The Baltimore Bullets (the original Bullets franchise which folded in 1954), with the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history, overcame a 21-point halftime deficit and defeated the host Philadelphia Warriors 66-63 in Game 2.

April 13, 1957

The Boston Celtics claimed the first of their 16 championships as Tom Heinsohn, a 6-7 rookie forward, scored 37 points and grabbed 23 rebounds and Boston beat St. Louis 125-123 in double-overtime in Game 7.

April 13, 1975

Larry McNeill of the KC-Omaha Kings shot 12-for-12 from the field, setting an NBA playoff record for most field goals without a miss, in a 102-95 win over Chicago in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

April 13, 1986

The Boston Celtics closed out the 1985-86 season with a 135-107 win over New Jersey at Boston Garden. That gave the Celtics a 40-1 record at home, setting records for the most home court wins and the highest home winning percentage (.976) in a season in NBA history.

April 13, 1996

The final two spots on Dream Team III, the team that competed at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, were filled by Phoenix’s Charles Barkley and Sacramento’s Mitch Richmond.

April 13, 1999

Former NBA players Connie Hawkins, Charlie Scott and Dwayne “Pearl” Washington visit Bosnia from April 13-20 to meet with American military personnel stationed in the area. They made several stops within the country, also giving brief instructional clinics and a demonstration of basketball skills.

April 13, 1999

Miami head coach Pat Riley reaches win 939 with a win over the Chicago Bulls. The win moves him into sole possession of third place on the all-time victory list, ahead of legendary Red Auerbach.

April 13, 2012

The NBA’s Board of Governors unanimously approve the New Jersey Nets name change to the Brooklyn Nets as well as the team’s move to New York.

April 13, 2016

Kobe Bryant retires with a bang, scoring 60 points in the Lakers’ 101-96 win over the Utah Jazz.

April 13, 2020

The mother of Karl-Anthony Towns — Jacqueline Towns — dies at 59 due to complications from COVID-19, the Minnesota Timberwolves announced in a statement from a Towns family spokesperson.

April 13, 2022

The Minnesota Timberwolves rally to defeat the LA Clippers, 109-104, in the Play-In Tournament to secure the No. 7 seed. The win gives the Wolves their first playoff appearance since 2018.


April 13

1927 — Stanley Cup Final, Ottawa Senators beat Boston Bruins, 3-1 for a 2-0-2 series win.

1933 — Stanley Cup Final, New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 1-0 in OT for a 3-1 series win; first best-of-4 Finals series.

1940 — The New York Rangers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 to win the Stanley Cup in six games.

1940 — Dutch Warmerdam becomes the first man to clear 15 feet in the pole vault in a small track meet at Cal-Berkeley. Warmerdam, the last to set records with a bamboo pole, will have 43 vaults over 15 feet at a time when no other vaulter in the world clears 15 feet.

1942 — 9th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Byron Nelson wins an 18-hole playoff by 1 stroke over runner-up Ben Hogan.

1944 — Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime for a 4-0 series sweep.

1949 — Basketball Association of America Finals: Minneapolis Lakers beat Washington Capitols, 77-56 to take series, 4 games to 2.

1954 — Milwaukee Braves’ Hank Aaron’s 1st game.

1957 — The Boston Celtics capture their first NBA championship as rookie Tommy Heinsohn scores 37 points and grabs 23 rebounds in a 125-123 double overtime victory over the St. Louis Hawks in Game 7. Rookie Bill Russell scores 19 points and pulls down a game-high 32 rebounds. Russell wins a NCAA title, an Olympic gold medal and an NBA championship in 13 months.

1963 — Pete Rose triples for his 1st major league base hit.

1963 — 33rd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: George Archer wins his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Billy Casper, George Knudson, and Tom Weiskopf.

1970 — Billy Casper wins the Masters with a five-stroke playoff victory over Gene Littler.

1972 — The first player strike in baseball history ends and the season is set to start April 15.

1975 — 39th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters title.

1976 — 1st NBA playoff game for Cleveland Cavaliers.

1980 — Seve Ballesteros, 23, becomes the youngest to win the Masters, with a four-stroke victory.

1980 — U.S. and its allies boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest against Russia’s invasion of Afghanistan.

1984 — Pete Rose of the Montreal Expos collects the 4,000th hit of his career with a double off Philadelphia’s Jerry Koosman in the fourth inning.

1986 — Jack Nicklaus wins the Masters for a record sixth time and at 46 becomes the oldest to win the event.

1986 — The Celtics end the 1985-86 season with a 135-107 win over the New Jersey Nets at Boston Garden and finish with an NBA-record 40-1 at home.

1991 — Pete Weber wins four games to become the second player in PBA history to win the BPAA U.S. Open twice, this time with a 289-184 victory over Mark Thayer.

1992 — Lou Carnesecca retires as head-coach of St John’s Men’s Basketball Team.

1997 — Tiger Woods wins the Masters by a record 12 strokes at Augusta National. Closing with a 69, Woods finished at 18-under 270, the lowest score in the Masters and matching the most under par by anyone in any of the four Grand Slam events.

1997 — Pittsburgh Penguins’ Mario Lemieux’s last NHL regular season game.

2003 — Mike Weir becomes the first Canadian to win the Masters after the first sudden-death playoff in 13 years.

2004 — Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing his godfather Willie Mays for 3rd most.

2008 — Trevor Immelman handles the wind and pressure of Augusta National far better than anyone chasing him to win the Masters, the first South African in a green jacket in 30 years.

2012 — Martin Brodeur stops 24 shots for his 100th postseason win, and a three-goal first period is enough to help the New Jersey Devils spoil the Florida Panthers’ long-awaited return to the Stanley Cup playoffs in a 3-2 victory. Brodeur also picks up an assist for his 10th postseason point, while becoming the second goalie in NHL history to reach triple-figures in playoff wins. Only Patrick Roy has more, with 151.

2014 — 78th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Bubba Watson wins his 2nd Masters, 3 shots ahead of runners-up Jonas Blixt and Jordan Spieth.

2014 — Manny Pacquiao defeats Timothy Bradley to regain his WBO welterweight boxing title.

2019 — San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich surpasses Lenny Wilkens to became the all-time winningest coach in NBA history with his 1,413th win.



5:30 a.m.

FS2 — AFL: Fremantle at Port Adelaide

2 a.m. (Sunday)

FS2 — AFL: Richmond at West Coast


10:30 a.m.

FS1 — NASCAR Cup Series: Qualifying, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

1:30 p.m.

FS1 — NASCAR Xfinity Series: The Andy’s Frozen Custard 300, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

3:30 p.m.

TRUTV — FIM MotoGP: The Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Austin, Texas


10 p.m.

ESPN — Top Rank Main Card: Jared Anderson vs. Ryad Merhy (Heavyweights), Toledo, Ohio


4 p.m.

ESPNU — Texas Tech at TCU

5 p.m.

PAC-12N — California at Washington St.

5:30 p.m.

SECN — LSU at Tennessee

8 p.m.

ACCN — NC State at Clemson

PAC-12N — Stanford at Oregon St.

8:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — Mississippi St. at Mississippi

SECN — Vanderbilt at Texas A&M


9 p.m.

ESPNU — NCAA Tournament: Championship, Allen Park, Mich.



BTN — Purdue Spring Game: From West Lafayette, Ind.

FOX — Ohio St. Spring Game: From Columbus, Ohio

2 p.m.

ACCN — Pittsburgh Spring Game: From Pittsburgh

4 p.m.

BTN — Penn St. Spring Game: From State College, Penn.

ESPN — Alabama Spring Game: From Tuscaloosa, Ala.


5 p.m.

ESPN2 — NCAA Frozen Four Tournament: Denver vs. Boston College, Championship, St. Paul, Minn.


1 p.m.

CBSSN — Navy at Army

7 p.m.

BTN — Rutgers at Maryland


4 p.m.

ACCN — Boston College at Virginia

4:15 p.m.

CBSSN — Army at Navy


11:30 a.m.

SECN — Arkansas at South Carolina


ESPNU — Morgan St. at Norfolk St.

12:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — Texas A&M at Alabama

1:30 p.m.

SECN — Florida at Missouri

2:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — Baylor at Texas

3 p.m.

PAC-12N — Oregon at Arizona

3:30 p.m.

SECN — Tennessee at Mississippi St.

6 p.m.

ACCN — Notre Dame at Florida St.


7:30 a.m.

FS1 — Bassmaster Elite Series: The 2024 Lowrance Bassmaster Elite at Harris Chain, Leesburg, Fla.


3 p.m.

CBS — PGA Tour: The Masters, Third Round, Augusta National Golf Course, Augusta, Ga.


10 p.m.

FS1 — Nike Hoop Summit All-Star Game: U.S. vs. International, Portland, Ore.


7:30 p.m.

FS1 — Nike Hoop Summit All-Star Game: U.S. vs. International, Portland, Ore.


1 p.m.

FS2 — NYRA: America’s Day at the Races


3 p.m.

NHLN — World Championship: U.S. vs. Finland, Semifinal, Utica, N.Y.

7 p.m.

NHLN — World Championship: Canada vs. Czech Republic, Semifinal, Utica, N.Y.


6 p.m.

ESPN — UFC 300 Early Prelims: Undercard Bouts, Las Vegas

8 p.m.

ESPN — UFC 300 Prelims: Undercard Bouts, Las Vegas


1 p.m.

MLBN — Minnesota at Detroit

4 p.m.

FS1 — Texas at Houston

8 p.m.

MLBN — Regional Coverage: St. Louis at Arizona OR San Diego at LA Dodgers (9:10 p.m.)

11 p.m.

MLBN — Regional Coverage: Chicago Cubs at Seattle (9:40 p.m.) OR San Diego at LA Dodgers (9:10 p.m.)


12:25 p.m.

ABC — NY Islanders at NY Rangers

3 p.m.

ABC — Seattle at Dallas

8 p.m.

ABC — Boston at Pittsburgh


7:30 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur at Newcastle United

9 a.m.

CBSSN — Serie A: Empoli at Lecce

10 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Wolverhampton at Nottingham Forest

12:30 p.m.

NBC — Premier League: Manchester United at AFC Bournemouth

4:30 p.m.

FOX — MLS: LAFC at Portland


7:30 p.m.

ION — San Diego Wave FC at Racing Louisville FC

9:30 p.m.

ION — Angel City FC at Chicago Red Stars


1:30 p.m.

CNBC — TYR: Pro Swim Series, San Antonio (Taped)

3:30 p.m.

NBC — TYR: Pro Swim Series, San Antonio


7:30 a.m.

TENNIS — Monte Carlo-ATP Semifinals

2:30 p.m.

TENNIS — Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers: U.S. vs. Belgium

6 a.m. (Sunday)

TENNIS — Monte Carlo-ATP Doubles Final


1 p.m.

ESPN — D.C. at Arlington

7 p.m.

FOX — Memphis at Birmingham


Sunday, Apr. 14


11 a.m.

FS1 — NHRA: Qualifying, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas (Taped)

2 p.m.

CBSSN — FIM Motocross: The MX2, Pietramurata, Italy

2:30 p.m.

TBS — FIM MotoGP: The Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Austin, Texas

3 p.m.

CBSSN — FIM Motocross: The MXGP, Pietramurata, Italy

3:30 p.m.

FS1 — NASCAR Cup Series: The AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas

7 p.m.

FS1 — NHRA: The NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas (Taped)

1 a.m. (Monday)

CNBC — AMA Supercross Series: Round 13, Foxborough, Mass. (Taped)



FS1 — PBA: The WSOB PBA Roth/Holman Doubles Championship, Allen Park, Mich. (Taped)



BTN — Nebraska at Rutgers

SECN — South Carolina at Florida

3 p.m.

PAC-12N — Stanford at Oregon St.

SECN — LSU at Tennessee


2 p.m.

ACCN — Virginia at Duke

7 p.m.

BTN — Johns Hopkins at Ohio St.



ESPNU — Michigan at Johns Hopkins



ACCN — Boston College at Virginia Tech

2:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — Georgia at Kentucky

4 p.m.

ACCN — Notre Dame at Florida St.

4:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — Texas A&M at Alabama

6 p.m.

ACCN — Duke at Clemson

PAC-12N — California at UCLA


8 a.m.

FS1 — Bassmaster Elite Series: The 2024 Lowrance Bassmaster Elite at Harris Chain, Leesburg, Fla.


2 p.m.

ESPN — PGA Tour: The Masters, Final Round, Augusta National Golf Course, Augusta, Ga.


1 p.m.

FS2 — NYRA: America’s Day at the Races


1 p.m.

NHLN — World Championship: TBD, Bronze Medal Game, Utica, N.Y.

5 p.m.

NHLN — World Championship: TBD, Gold Medal Game, Utica, N.Y.


5 p.m.

ESPNU — NLL: Albany at Panther City


1:30 p.m.

MLBN — Regional Coverage: NY Yankees at Cleveland OR LA Angels at Boston

4:30 p.m.

MLBN — Regional Coverage: Chicago Cubs at Seattle (4:10 p.m.) OR St. Louis at Arizona (4:10 p.m.)

7 p.m.

ESPN — San Diego at LA Dodgers


1 p.m.

ESPN — Chicago at New York

3:30 p.m.

ESPN — LA Lakers at New Orleans


1 p.m.

TNT — Seattle at St. Louis

3:30 p.m.

TNT — Colorado at Vegas

TRUTV — Colorado at Vegas (MultiVersus NHL Face-Off)


4 p.m.

CBSSN — PBR: Round 3 & Championship Round, Billings, Mont.


6 p.m.

FS2 — MLR: Seattle at RFC Los Angeles


9 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Liverpool

11:30 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Aston Villa at Arsenal

12:25 p.m.

ESPN2 — La Liga: Villarreal at Athletic Bilbao

2:30 p.m.

FOX — MLS: Philadelphia Union at Atlanta United FC

4:30 p.m.

FOX — MLS: Austin FC at St. Louis City SC


1:30 p.m.

CNBC — TYR: Pro Swim Series, San Antonio (Taped)


6 a.m.

TENNIS — Monte Carlo-ATP Doubles Final

9 a.m.

TENNIS — Monte Carlo-ATP Singles Final

2:30 p.m.

TENNIS — Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers: U.S. vs. Belgium

5 a.m. (Monday)

TENNIS — Barcelona-ATP, Munich-ATP, Bucharest-ATP, Stuttgart-WTA, Rouen-WTA Early Rounds

6 a.m. (Monday)

TENNIS — Barcelona-ATP, Munich-ATP, Bucharest-ATP, Stuttgart-WTA, Rouen-WTA Early Rounds



ABC — Houston at Michigan

3 p.m.ABC — St. Louis at San Antonio