INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

ADAMS CENTRAL 56, GARRETT 6

ANGOLA 21, DEKALB 14

BENTON CENTRAL 20, DELPHI 14

BISHOP CHATARD 43, BREBEUF JESUIT 13

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 34, NEW ALBANY 14

BOONVILLE 36, PAOLI 8

BROWNSBURG 21, BEN DAVIS 16

BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 53, CORYDON CENTRAL 28

CALUMET CHRISTIAN 6, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL 0

CALUMET 56, BOWMAN ACADEMY 20

CARROLL (FLORA) 51, TRI-COUNTY 0

CATHEDRAL 43, LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON 12

CENTERVILLE 72, CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN 0

CHARLESTOWN 44, SILVER CREEK 13

CHESTERTON 35, HOBART 20

CLARKSVILLE 41, SCOTTSBURG 14

CLINTON PRAIRIE 46, WES-DEL 6

COLUMBIA CITY 31, CHURUBUSCO 7

CONNERSVILLE 47, RICHMOND 14

COVINGTON 48, GEORGE WASHINGTON 12

CRAWFORDSVILLE 53, ATTICA 0

CROWN POINT 42, LOWELL 0

CULVER ACADEMY 17, ARSENAL TECH 1

DECATUR CENTRAL 26, COLUMBUS NORTH 12

DELTA 34, MUNCIE CENTRAL 28

EAST CENTRAL 38, LAWRENCEBURG 3

EAST NOBLE 51, PLYMOUTH 7

EASTBROOK 39, HUNTINGTON NORTH 26

EASTERN HANCOCK 44, ALEXANDRIA 22

EASTSIDE 50, WOODLAN 24

EDGEWOOD 38, MITCHELL 16

EDINBURGH 14, TINDLEY 6

ELKHART 33, CONCORD 0

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 35, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 0

EVANSVILLE REITZ 39, EVANSVILLE HARRISON 8

FAIRFIELD 22, GOSHEN 20, OT

FISHERS 34, NORTH CENTRAL 0

FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER 35, FORT WAYNE WAYNE 13

FORT WAYNE CARROLL 42, FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS 3

FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN 32, FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE 18

FORT WAYNE SNIDER 20, FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE 18

FRANKFORT 20, CLINTON CENTRAL 16

FRANKLIN CENTRAL 37, PERRY MERIDIAN 7

FRANKLIN 42, DANVILLE 14

FRANKTON 14, TIPTON 13

FREMONT 32, SOUTHERN WELLS 8

GIBSON SOUTHERN 27, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 20

GREENCASTLE 42, CRISPUS ATTUCKS 0

GREENFIELD-CENTRAL 30, PLAINFIELD 28

GREENSBURG 35, SHELBYVILLE 21

GREENWOOD 35, SEYMOUR 7

GRIFFITH 22, HIGHLAND 21

GUERIN CATHOLIC 45, MCCUTCHEON 21

HAGERSTOWN 50, KNIGHTSTOWN 26

HAMILTON HEIGHTS 34, LAPEL 7

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 12, LAWRENCE CENTRAL 7

HAMMOND CENTRAL 30, SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON 6

HANOVER CENTRAL 63, EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL 6

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 55, TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN 20

HERITAGE HILLS 25, MT. VERNON (POSEY) 9

HERITAGE 23, BELLMONT 0

HOMESTEAD 50, FORT WAYNE NORTHROP 14

INDIAN CREEK 37, BATESVILLE 25

INDIANA DEAF 34, PURDUE POLYTECHNIC 25

JASPER 34, EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 10

JAY COUNTY 41, BLACKFORD 0

JOHN GLENN 28, BOONE GROVE 14

KNOX 54, WINAMAC 19

KOKOMO 33, LEO 13

LAVILLE 42, BREMEN 0

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 45, SEEGER 21

LAKE CENTRAL 47, MUSTER 0

LAWRENCE NORTH 32, AVON 25

LEBANON 26, PENDLETON HEIGHTS 12

LEWIS CASS 16, PIONEER 0

LINTON-STOCKTON 56, PARKE HERITAGE 6

LOGANSPORT 44, PERU 0

LOUISVILLE MALE (KY) 42, FLOYD CENTRAL 7

LOUISVILLE TRINITY (KY) 17, CARMEL 7

LUTHERAN 38, BEECH GROVE 6

MACONAQUAH 31, WABASH 20

MADISON-GRANT 48, TRI-CENTRAL 7

MARTINSVILLE 28, BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 14

MERRILLVILLE 27, ANDREAN 7

MISHAWAKA 38, MISHAWAKA MARIAN 0

MONROE CENTRAL 30, WINCHESTER 14

MONROVIA 40, CARDINAL RITTER 12

MOORESVILLE 38, BLOOMINGTON NORTH 13

NEW CASTLE 18, FRANKLIN COUNTY 12

NEW HAVEN 47, MARION 0

NEW PALESTINE 42, WESTFIELD 28

NEW PRAIRIE 35, LAPORTE 0

NOBLESVILLE HOME SCHOOL 22, CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL 8

NOBLESVILLE 43, MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE) 35

NORTH DECATUR 57, SOUTH DECATUR 0

NORTH HARRISON 40, SALEM 7

NORTH JUDSON 45, CULVER 12

NORTH MIAMI 14, MANCHESTER 12

NORTH MONTGOMERY 36, NORTH PUTNAM 7

NORTH POSEY 54, SOUTH SPENCER 14

NORTH VERMILLION 27, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) 16

NORTH WHITE 34, TAYLOR 30

NORTHWOOD 31, JIMTOWN 7

NORTHEASTERN 48, UNION COUNTY 9

NORTHFIELD 21, BLUFFTON 0

NORTHRIDGE 50, SOUTH BEND ADAMS 12

NORTHVIEW 27, TERRE HAUTE NORTH 21

NORTHWESTERN 33, TWIN LAKES 7

NORWELL 22, MISSISSINEWA 7

OAK HILL 41, EASTERN (GREENTOWN) 3

OSCEOLA GRACE 54, SOUTH BEND CLAY 6

OWEN VALLEY 77, BROWN COUNTY 7

PARK TUDOR 51, SHORTRIDGE 0

PENN 35, VALPARAISO 6

PERRY CENTRAL 21, TELL CITY 20

PORTAGE 46, HAMMOND MORTON 27

PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 39, WHITKO 0

PRINCETON 26, FOREST PARK 8

PROVIDENCE 48, BETHLEHEM (KY) 36

RENSSELAER CENTRAL 19, KANKAKEE VALLEY 0

RIVER FOREST 22, WHEELER 15

RIVERTON PARKE 44, PIKE CENTRAL 20

ROCHESTER 35, SOUTHWOOD 21

RONCALLI 46, SOUTHPORT 7

RUSHVILLE 41, MILAN 35

SCECINA 55, PHALEN ACADEMY 0

SHENANDOAH 56, ELWOOD 0

SOUTH ADAMS 35, ARCANUM (OH) 0

SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 36, LAKELAND 17

SOUTH DEARBORN 28, JENNINGS COUNTY 0

SOUTH NEWTON 22, NORTH NEWTON 16

SOUTH PUTNAM 70, CLOVERDALE 0

SOUTH VERMILLION 27, WEST VIGO 0

SOUTHMONT 55, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 12

SOUTHRIDGE 38, WASHINGTON 7

SPEEDWAY 41, COVENANT CHRISTIAN 0

SPRINGS VALLEY 43, EASTERN GREENE 6

SULLIVAN 31, NORTH KNOX 6

SWITZERLAND COUNTY 42, CRAWFORD COUNTY 0

TECUMSEH 49, NORTH DAVIESS 12

TIPPECANOE VALLEY 26, WAWASEE 0

TRI-WEST 20, WESTERN 14

TRI 68, UNION CITY 12

TRITON 49, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) 0

TRITON CENTRAL 42, CASCADE 14

VINCENNES LINCOLN 40, EVANSVILLE BOSSE 0

WARSAW 35, MICHIGAN CITY 7

WEST CENTRAL 26, CASTON 8

WEST LAFAYETTE 27, LAFAYETTE HARRISON 14

WEST NOBLE 33, CENTRAL NOBLE 7

WEST WASHINGTON 30, EASTERN (PEKIN) 8

WESTERN BOONE 35, SHERIDAN 12

WHITELAND 28, COLUMBUS EAST 10

WHITING 41, FRONTIER 8

YORKTOWN 20, ANDERSON 0

ZIONSVILLE 31, PIKE 24

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

VINCENNES RIVET 3 SHOALS 0

SUBURBAN CHRISTIAN 3 TEAMS ACADEMY 0

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER

VINCENNES RIVET 5 SHOALS 0

INDIANA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2 TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN 0

SHAWE MEMORIAL 3 JENNINGS COUNTY 0

VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0 HAST 0

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER

CHESTERTON 1 CARROLL 0

DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 3 KOUTS 1

LAKE CENTRAL 2 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 2

SOUTH BEND ADAMS 2 NORTHRIDGE 0

CROWN POINT 3 BELLMONT 1

HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 2 HOMESTEAD 0

WARSAW 1 MUNSTER 0

NFL SCOREBOARD

NEW ENGLAND 20 CAROLINA 10

GREEN BAY 20 NEW ORLEANS 10

HOUSTON 24 LA RAMS, 20

NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

WEEK 2

DENVER BRONCOS AT BUFFALO BILLS: SATURDAY, AUG. 20 AT 1 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

DETROIT LIONS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: SATURDAY, AUG. 20 AT 1 P.M. ET

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: SATURDAY, AUG. 20 AT 4 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: SATURDAY, AUG. 20 AT 7 P.M. ET

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS: SATURDAY, AUG. 20 AT 7 P.M. ET

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS: SATURDAY, AUG. 20 AT 7 P.M. ET

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT TENNESSEE TITANS: SATURDAY, AUG. 20 AT 7 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

DALLAS COWBOYS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS: SATURDAY, AUG. 20 AT 10 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT CLEVELAND BROWNS: SUNDAY, AUG. 21 AT 1 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT NEW YORK GIANTS: SUNDAY, AUG. 21 AT 7 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS: SUNDAY, AUG. 21 AT 8 P.M. ET (FOX)

ATLANTA FALCONS AT NEW YORK JETS: MONDAY, AUG. 22 AT 8 P.M. ET (ESPN)

WEEK 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NFL WEEK ONE AND TWO SCHEDULES

WEEK 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2022

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

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

WEEK 2

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

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

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE: GAME TIMES, TV CHANNELS

WEEK 0

SATURDAY, AUG. 27

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

WEEK 1

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1

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

FRIDAY, SEPT. 2

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

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3

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

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

ATLANTA 6 HOUSTON 2

BALTIMORE 15 BOSTON 10

TORONTO 4 NY YANKEES 0

CLEVELAND 5 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2

LA ANGELS 1 DETROIT 0

KANSAS CITY 3 TAMPA BAY 2 (10)

MINNESOTA 2 TEXAS 1

SEATTLE 10 OAKLAND 2

CHICAGO CUBS 8 MILWAUKEE 7

NY METS 7 PHILADELPHIA 2

PITTSBURGH 5 CINCINNATI 4

COLORADO 7 SAN FRANCISCO 4

WASHINGTON 6 SAN DIEGO 3

ST. LOUIS 5 ARIZONA 1

LA DODGERS 2 MIAMI 1

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS 3 IOWA 2

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

VANCOUVER 2 COLORADO 1

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

Chavis’ bases-loaded single in 9th puts Pirates over Reds

PITTSBURGH (AP) Michael Chavis hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning to cap a two-run rally and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 on Friday night.

The Pirates trailed 4-3 going into the final frame but tied it on Kevin Newman’s run-scoring double with one out. The Reds then intentionally walked Bryan Reynolds to put runners on first and second and brought in left-handed reliever Ross Detwiler to replace Joel Kuhnel (2-2).

Detwiler hit Ben Gamel to load the bases and Chavis lined a single into short left field.

“I love being in that kind of clutch moment,” Chavis said. “I’ve been in those situations before, and I love the perception of the pressure being on the pitcher instead of the hitter. It came out good tonight. It was exciting.”

Gamel had three hits. Newman added two hits and two RBIs, and Greg Allen and Bligh Madris also had two hits. Wil Crowe (5-7) got the win.

“Those back-to-back wins are important to kind of get the ball rolling again for us,” Chavis said of his team’s streak after a six-game losing streak. “Once you get in that groove, good things can happen.”

The Reds took a 3-0 lead behind home runs from Nick Senzel and TJ Friedl but wound up losing for the eighth time in their last 10 games.

“It’s a tough (loss), for sure,” Reds manager David Bell said.

The Pirates came back from the 3-0 deficit when Kevin Newman scored on a wild pitch in the sixth. An inning later, he hit a sacrifice fly before Gamel tied it with a single. Cincinnati then pulled ahead 4-3 on Kyle Farmer’s RBI single in the eighth.

“The last three innings, we had really good at-bats and we got a lot of contributions from a lot of people,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said.

Reds rookie Graham Ashcraft struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings while allowing three runs on nine hits and one walk. The Reds have blown a save in four of Ashcraft’s last eight starts.

“He was really efficient,” Bell said. “I thought for a while he might pitch a complete game.”

Pittsburgh’s Bryse Wilson gave up three runs and five hits in seven innings while striking out four and walking none.

SHELTON RETURNING

Pirates general manager Ben Cherington said prior to the game that Shelton will return for a fourth season in 2023.

“I’m so happy with the level of effort he’s given to help us get better,” Cherington said. “I’m looking forward to this group benefitting from the fruits of his labor.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: 1B Joey Votto (torn left rotator cuff) was placed on the 60-day injured list after undergoing season-ending surgery on his shoulder Friday. The six-time All-Star is expected to be ready for the start of the next season, which will mark the final year of his 10-year, $225-million contract. . 1B/3B Mike Moustakas (strained left calf) was activated from the 10-day IL after being out since Aug. 9. . Senzel (strained right hamstring) returned to the lineup after missing three games. . INF Donovan Solano was expected to be reinstated from the paternity list but tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred to the restricted list.

Pirates: RHP Mitch Keller (right shoulder fatigue) had his next scheduled start pushed back three days to next Wednesday against Atlanta. Keller left his start against Boston on Tuesday after two innings. RHP Zach Thompson will start Sunday against the Reds in Keller’s place.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Justin Dunn (0-1, 8.64) will be making his third start Saturday night since being called up from Triple-A Louisville.

Pirates: RHP Tyler Beede (1-2, 3.72) is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts since moving from the bullpen to the rotation.

Morel, Wisdom homer, Cubs top Brewers for 4th straight win

CHICAGO (AP) Rookie Christopher Morel and Patrick Wisdom each hit a two-run homer and the Chicago Cubs topped the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7 on Friday for their fourth straight win.

Morel’s drive down the left-field line in the sixth inning put the Cubs ahead for good in a seesaw game on a warm day with the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field. Nick Madrigal had three hits and scored two twice for Chicago.

Morel rebounded with a timely swing after making a throwing error from shortstop in the top of the inning.

“That felt really good,” Morel said through a translator. “I wasn’t able to help our the team there with that error defensively, but just to be able to help them out offensively, help us get the win, it felt good.”

Then the Cubs and their bullpen held on through the last three innings, despite a perfect setting for a rollicking, high-scoring affair.

“Well, it’s fun when you take the lead back,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “We’ve seen those days a lot over the years. I loved the approach of the offensive early on.”

Milwaukee’s Andrew McCutchen connected for his third homer in two days, and Hunter Renfroe launched a majestic two-run drive off the video board in left.

Rowdy Tellez added a solo shot for the Brewers, who entered three games behind first-place St. Louis in the NL Central and one game out of the final NL wild-card spot.

Franmil Reyes tripled in a run, giving him hits in all nine games with the Cubs since they claimed him off waivers from Cleveland on Aug. 8. The 27-year-old designated hitter his hitting .368 with Chicago and has extra-base hits in six of those games, with two homers, two triples and three doubles.

“This new opportunity, there’s many players who don’t have a second chance,” Reyes said. `I’m very blessed. The last couple of days in Cleveland, I was turning the page around. I was doing better. Coming here, I just had the same plan.”

Reliever Michael Rucker (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning for the win and Brandon Hughes tossed a scoreless ninth for his second save. Cubs starter Keegan Thompson lasted just 3 2/3 innings, allowing five runs, six hits and walking three.

Hoby Milner (3-2), surrendered Morel’s 12th homer on a 1-2 pitch with two outs in the sixth and took the loss.

“You know that with the conditions today that things are going to happen,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “He threw a whole bunch of good pitche and then made one bad pitch.”

Milwaukee starter Aaron Ashby allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings, but the lefty struck out eight and walked none.

McCutchen’s two-run shot to left-center in the first put Milwaukee ahead.

The Cubs bounced back to take a 3-2 lead in the bottom half on Seiya Suzuki’s double, Reyes’ triple and Ian Happ’s infield single.

Willson Contreras’ sacrifice fly in the second upped Chicago’s lead to 4-2.

The Brewers took a 5-4 lead in third on Tellez’s 25th homer and Renfroe’s 22nd drive.

Wisdom’s 22nd homer put Chicago ahead 6-5 in the fifth. After the Brewers scratched out two runs the sixth to take a 7-6 lead, but Morel connected in the bottom half.

“We answered back, which I think was important,” Counsell said. ‘We gave ourselves a lead, just the last couple of innings we weren’t able to get anything going.”

SHIFTY

Thompson dashed off the mound and across the third-base line to catch Tellez’s popup in the first. The pitcher was the closest to the ball after the Cubs infielders shifted to the right side of the diamond against the Brewers lefty.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers: C Omar Narvaez (left quadricep strain) should return from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, manager Craig Counsell confirmed before Friday’s game. Narvaez has been out since Aug. 3 and Counsell plans to “ease” him back into action. .. INF/OF Jace Peterson (left elbow sprain) participated in pregame on-field baseball activities, but is still having discomfort swinging a bat and remains on the IL. He’s been out since July 17.

Cubs: Manager David Ross said RHP Kyle Hendricks will soon report to the team’s training facility in Arizona as he rehabs a right shoulder strain. Hendricks went on the IL on July 6.

UP NEXT: Milwaukee RHP Freddy Peralta (4-3, 4.21) faces Chicago RHP Marcus Stroman (3-5, 3.96).

McKenzie gets 14 Ks, Guardians rally 5-2 over White Sox

CLEVELAND (AP) Triston McKenzie struck out a career-high 14 and the Cleveland Guardians scored four runs with two outs in the seventh inning to rally for a 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

McKenzie (9-9) struck out eight of the last 10 hitters he faced and didn’t walk a batter in seven innings, but left with his team trailing 2-1.

Rookie Steven Kwan tripled into the right field corner with two outs in the seventh to score Luke Maile, who had doubled. Amed Rosario’s single through the left side giving the AL Central-leading Cleveland the lead, then the Guardians loaded the bases before All-Star Andres Gimenez added a two-run single.

Kwan believes justice was served when the rally came in time for McKenzie to get the win.

“That’s where baseball’s poetic,” Kwan said. “He busts out for all of us. He definitely deserves a win there. We’re glad we could give that to him.”

It’s the second time in the week where Cleveland had a big inning with two outs, the other coming in the eighth against Detroit on Wednesday. The latest rally had the crowd of 25,521 on its feet over the final three innings.

“You get to a certain point in the game where the fans can feel the energy,” McKenzie said. “We can feel the energy and we feel we’re on the cusp of something.”

All-Star Jose Ramirez hit a solo homer in the sixth for No. 23 of the year and his 99th RBI this season. Cleveland manager Terry Francona also thinks the late-game momentum can be felt as the rallies build with each hitter.

“They seem to feed off each other,” he said. “It’s fun to watch.”

Trevor Stephan pitched the eighth while Emmanuel Clase worked the ninth for his 28th save in 30 chances. Clase has converted his last 22 save opportunities.

The third-place White Sox fell to 3 1/2 games behind Cleveland in the division. Jose Abreu’s infield hit and Yoan Moncada’s single gave Chicago the early lead. Reynaldo Lopez (5-3) was charged with three runs in the seventh.

Four of the first five Chicago batters of the game had hits and the White Sox took a 2-0 lead. McKenzie got out of that inning with a double play and dominated the White Sox over his final six innings.

“My velo was a little down in the first inning,” McKenzie said. “It was a little sluggish. Once I established my heater and I got ahead of guys I was able to get out of the zone with my off-speed stuff.”

Chicago starter Lance Lynn was removed following Gimenez’s two-out single in the sixth. The right-hander allowed one run and struck out six in 5 2/3 innings.

Andrew Vaughn was hit by Stephan’s pitch in the eighth. The ball appeared to glance off Vaughn’s shoulder and hit him on the left side of the face, and he remained in the game.

Eloy Jimenez was next up and injured a leg swinging at a pitch and left the game. He was replaced by Adam Engel. Manager Tony La Russa said Jimenez twisted his knee, but the injury isn’t thought to be serious.

Shortstop Elvis Andrus, signed to replace injured Tim Anderson, batted seventh for Chicago and was 0 for 4. Andrus, who turns 34 next week, recently cleared waivers after being designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.

Chicago has dropped three straight after winning five in a row. The White Sox were coming off a 21-5 loss to Houston on Thursday. La Russa knows his team has no choice but to forge ahead.

“If you’re not strong-minded and strong-hearted you’re in the wrong place,” he said.

INSIDE PITCH

La Russa wasn’t happy with the pitch that resulted in Vaughn having a bloody lip. Chicago’s manager exchanged words with Maile, the Cleveland catcher, when he came on the field to check on Vaughn.

“Anytime you pitch up and in without command it’s a really dangerous pitch,” La Russa said. “I told him (Maile), `get away from me. You called for the pitch.’ If you don’t have command and you pitch inside, you get the ball down.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: OF Luis Robert (left wrist) took batting practice but missed his seventh consecutive start.

Guardians: C Austin Hedges was removed from the game in the fifth inning with a sprained right ankle. He slid feet first into Cleveland’s dugout chasing a wild pitch with Seby Zavala batting. Maile replaced Hedges. Francona said the team would know more about the injury Saturday.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Johnny Cueto (5-5, 2.78 ERA) worked eight innings – matching a season high -and held Houston to two runs in a win over Houston on Aug. 15.

Guardians: RHP Shane Bieber (8-6, 3.18 ERA) has won his last four starts, allowing five runs over 27 innings.

Sandoval throws 4-hitter, Angels beat Tigers 1-0 on Walsh HR

DETROIT (AP) Patrick Sandoval pitched a four-hitter for his first career shutout, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Friday night on Jared Walsh’s second-inning homer.

Sandoval (4-8) threw 97 pitches, struck out nine, walked none and didn’t allow a runner past first base as the Angels ended a three-game skid.

“I’m usually at 97 pitches after four innings, so this was awesome,” Sandoval said. “I thought I was fighting my stuff in the first four or five innings, but everything clicked after that.”

The 25-year-old left-hander retired 12 straight batters before Victor Reyes singled with one out in the ninth. Sandoval then got Riley Greene to ground into a game-ending double play, the third the Angels turned behind him.

“I felt great, but I also got a lot of help from my infielders,” Sandoval said. “They made every play, and that last double play was huge.”

The Tigers have the worst offense in baseball, averaging 3.2 runs per game, but manager A.J. Hinch said Sandoval deserved all the credit.

“He was really good, obviously,” Hinch said. “We were never able to put any pressure on him, and when it felt like we might get a little momentum in the ninth, he got another double play.”

Mike Trout returned to the Angels’ lineup after missing 28 games with rib cage inflammation. He went 1-for-4 with a single.

“I thought he had some really good swings, especially for a guy who hasn’t faced live pitching in over a month,” Angels interim manager Phil Nevin said. “He hammered that single to left and the ball he hit to right in the ninth is probably a triple if doesn’t land foul by an inch.”

Shohei Ohtani, who totaled seven hits in his previous two games, went 0 for 3 with a walk. The two-way star is scheduled to pitch Sunday’s series finale.

Matt Manning (0-1) took a tough-luck loss, working seven innings and allowing three hits and a walk as the Tigers dropped their 10th of 12 games.

“Matt Manning is a legit major-league pitcher and we’re seeing that showcased in his recent performances,” Hinch said. “He was electric tonight and it was good to see him go into attack mode.

“He’s someone we’re going to build with.”

Manning’s only mistake was a 1-0 changeup he left over the middle of the plate to Walsh, who sent it over the wall in right field.

“I have confidence in all my pitches and I think every one of them was working tonight,” he said. “I made one mistake – if that pitch is two inches lower, it is probably a ground ball.”

ROSTER MOVES

The Tigers reinstated LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from the restricted list and designated RHP Wily Peralta for assignment. Rodriguez is scheduled to start on Sunday – his first appearance since leaving the team in early June to deal with family issues.

To make room for Trout, the Angels optioned OF Steven Duggar to Triple-A Salt Lake.

A FAMILIAR SIGHT

Nevin, who played for the Tigers and spent four years with them as a minor league manager, wasn’t surprised by what he saw from Manning.

“I’ve seen him pitch against my son (Tyler) in the minors, and he is every bit as good as I remembered,” Nevin said. “That kid was throwing the heck out of the ball out there.”

UP NEXT

The teams continue their three-game series on Saturday with Detroit’s Tyler Alexander (4-3, 3.45 ERA) facing Reid Detmers (4-3, 3.45).

Mikolas deals, Goldschmidt hits 30th HR, Cards beat D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) Nolan Arenado’s bat has heated up over the past couple months. Paul Goldschmidt’s been on fire all year.

Now that the two are hitting at the same time, the St. Louis Cardinals are turning into a tough team to beat.

Arenado had three doubles and a single, Goldschmidt added his 30th homer of the season and the Cardinals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 on Friday night. It was their fifth straight win and 14th of the past 17.

“Both those guys are contributing at an extremely high level,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “To see them going at the same time is a lot of fun.”

While Arenado and Goldschmidt provided the bulk of the offense, right-hander Miles Mikolas threw eight dominant innings.

Mikolas (10-9) gave up one hit through seven innings before the D-backs scratched across a run in the eighth. The right-hander allowed two hits, walked one, hit one batter and struck out four.

Mikolas – donning a cowboy hat for his postgame interview – has thrown eight innings in two straight starts, bouncing back quickly after giving up 10 runs against the Colorado Rockies on Aug. 9.

“I thought I was shooting it pretty straight with my heater for most of the game,” Mikolas said. “Found my curveball a little bit later. Keeping the ball down and then getting it up when I needed to.”

Veteran catcher Yadier Molina added a season-high three hits and scored a run.

Goldschmidt also had three hits. He reached the 30-homer mark for the seventh time in his career, four of them for Arizona before being traded to the Cardinals.

St. Louis pushed its NL Central lead to four games over Milwaukee.

Goldschmidt slugged his solo homer in the first inning, connecting on a full-count pitch from rookie Tommy Henry for a drive that landed deep in the left field seats. The first baseman got plenty of applause, even on the road. He remains a crowd favorite in Arizona, where he was a six-time All-Star from 2011 to 2018.

The game stayed tight until the seventh, when the Cardinals scored four times to increase their lead to 5-0. Arenado’s double into the left-center gap brought home two runs while Goldschmidt added an RBI single on a sharp grounder that deflected off D-backs reliever Kevin Ginkel.

Henry (2-2) gave up one run on six hits through 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out seven, continuing a string of solid starts since being called up from Triple-A in July.

“It was a step in the right direction,” Henry said.

30 AGAIN

Goldschmidt has been remarkably consistent with at least 19 homers in all 10 of his full big league seasons. At 34, he’s making a case for his first MVP award, hitting .339 with 96 RBIs while playing his usual stellar defense.

The two-time Gold Glover made a diving play on a grounder in the eighth, saving a potential extra-base hit.

Goldschmidt’s career high for homers is 36, which he’s hit in 2013 and 2017, both when he was a member of the Diamondbacks. He’s got plenty of time left in this year’s schedule to best that mark, though it doesn’t seem to be a priority for him.

“I just take it day by day,” Goldschmidt said. “Try to go out there play, help us win and whatever the numbers end up being, that’s what they are. It’s not on my mind at all to be honest.”

HEAT

St. Louis reliever Jordan Hicks threw a 103.7 mph sinker to Stone Garrett in the ninth. He struck out the side in the ninth after the first two D-backs hitters reached base.

ROSTER MOVES

Cardinals: RHP Ryan Helsley was put on paternity leave. LHP JoJo Romero was recalled from Triple-A Memphis. … INF/OF Juan Yepez (right forearm strain) was activated from the 10-day IL and sent to Memphis.

UP NEXT

The teams meet again on Saturday night. The D-backs will throw LHP Madison Bumgarner (6-12, 4.37 ERA) against Cardinals RHP Dakota Hudson (6-6, 4.17).

Yankees blanked again, Gausman pitches Blue Jays to 4-0 win

NEW YORK (AP) Rather than break out, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees were shut out.

Again.

Kevin Gausman and the Toronto Blue Jays became the latest team to blank the Yankees, holding the AL East leaders to four measly singles Friday night in a 4-0 win

The Yankees didn’t get a runner beyond second base as they lost for the 14th time in 18 games.

New York have been shut out three times in the last six games and five times in the last 13. Judge and his teammates were shut out just six times in their first 107 games.

“I feel like we’re pressing a little bit,” Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu said. “Ticked off, frustrated, all of it.”

New York saw its lead over second-place Toronto shrink to eight games, its smallest since June 13.

“We can talk about that – eight, nine, seven, 10 – we need to play better. If we play like this, it’s not going to matter anyway,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

The Blue Jays won their third in a row. In that span, their starting pitchers have combined to allow only one earned run in 20 innings.

Gausman allowed four hits in seven innings, striking out seven with one walk. He pitched after Ross Stripling carried a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday and after Jose Berrios opened the Yankees series by giving up two runs in 6 2/3 innings.

“We say hitting is contagious, pitching can be, too,” interim manager John Schneider said. “You watch `Strip’ and you watch Jose and then Kevin’s about as good of a competitor as there is. So he kind of wanted to come out and kind of make a statement and keep the ball rolling.”

It was the third scoreless effort in four starts for Gausman (9-9), a span in which he has a 1.75 ERA.

“Kind of sounds bad to say, but we’re always trying to pitch better than the guy the night before,” Gausman said.

The right-hander issued a one-out walk to Judge in the first and gave up a two-out single to Josh Donaldson before retiring 10 in a row.

Gausman induced Isiah Kiner-Falafa to hit into a double play in between fifth-inning singles by Gleyber Torres and Oswaldo Cabrera and struck out Donaldson to strand Anthony Rizzo following a two-out single in the sixth.

“At times when the offense is struggling, we have a lot of guys who can put runs on the board with one swing, so I think at times we can get a little – I feel like we need to play the hero a little bit too much,” Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka said.

Yimi Garcia threw a perfect eighth and Jordan Romano tossed a hitless ninth in a non-save situation.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had an RBI groundout in the third before Alejandro Kirk led off the fourth by singling against Jameson Taillon (11-4). Teoscar Hernandez followed with a long homer to left-center – the 14th surrendered in the last 11 starts by Taillon, who gave up just six homers in his first 12 starts.

Danny Jansen had a sacrifice fly in the ninth for the Blue Jays, who have outscored the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles 19-3 over the last three games.

Taillon allowed six hits and walked none with five strikeouts over five-plus innings. He has a 5.35 ERA since carrying a perfect game into the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on June 2.

CABRERA’S BIG CATCH

Cabrera made an immediate impression in his first big league start in right field by leaping at the eight-foot wall and robbing Gurriel of a homer on the first pitch of the game by Taillon.

The rookie punctuated the catch by flexing and yelling before firing the ball back into the infield and exchanging an enthusiastic hand slap with Judge, the center fielder.

It was just the fourth professional start in right field for Cabrera, whose versatility – he is the first player in Yankees history to make his first three starts at three different positions, he started at third base and shortstop earlier this week – and energy has already impressed manager Aaron Boone.

VLADDY 500

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who turned 23 on March 16, collected his 500th career hit by doubling to lead off the sixth. His Hall of Famer father had 305 hits prior to turning 24.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Blue Jays: OF/DH George Springer didn’t play after fouling a ball off his knee while going 5-for-5 in Thursday’s win. . LHP Tim Mayza (dislocated right shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo Saturday. He was injured Aug. 6 following a collision at home plate with the Minnesota Twins’ Nick Gordon.

Yankees: OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton (left Achilles tendinitis) worked out prior to the game and is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Saturday. Boone said Stanton could return as the Yankees’ DH as soon as Wednesday. . RHP Luis Severino (right lat strain) threw 30 pitches Thursday and is scheduled to throw again Saturday before throwing batting practice against Stanton on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Mitch White (1-3, 3.72 ERA) will make his third start since being acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (9-5, 3.30 ERA) is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break.

Astros slugger Alvarez hospitalized with shortness of breath

ATLANTA (AP) Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez was taken to a hospital during Friday night’s game against Atlanta because of shortness of breath that was exacerbated by the Braves’ in-game fireworks, Houston manager Dusty Baker said.

Alvarez departed the game under his own power with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. There was a pause in the action when Braves rookie Vaughn Grissom fouled a ball off his foot and was being tended to by a trainer.

That’s when Alvarez, who is batting .295 with 31 homers and 77 RBIs, made his break for the Houston dugout.

“He’s being analyzed by the doctors,” Baker said. “They said all his vitals are good. He’s feeling normal but he still has to see our doctor. He was just, he had shortness of breath, and then when they shot the fireworks off, the smoke kind of made it worse.

“I’m glad we got him out when we did because I looked up and he was in the dugout and it was kind of a scary moment because it could be anything, but they said he’s doing fine at the moment.”

Baker said no one in the Astros’ dugout knew Alvarez, an AL All-Star this year and the 2019 Rookie of the Year, was in any distress.

“We didn’t see anything,” Baker said. “I just looked up in the dugout and he was there. After that we had to take it into emergency action to find out what’s wrong and then the emergency crew came over and took him to the hospital.”

Losing Alvarez, who ranks first in AL on-base percentage and second in homers, slugging percentage, OPS and runs, for any length of time would be a big blow to Houston. The AL-leading Astros are 77-44 and primed for another deep postseason run.

They lost in the World Series last year to Atlanta.

“He’s a big, big part of this team,” Baker said. “He’s our big boy in the middle, so we’re not thinking about losing him. We’re thinking about getting him back and hopefully he’ll be all right tomorrow.”

Braves OF Ozuna facing more legal woes following DUI arrest

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

It was the second arrest in as many years for Ozuna. He was arrested on May 29, 2021, on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery after police officers said they witnessed him attacking his wife. Those charges were dropped after he completed a pretrial diversion program.

Now Ozuna is facing more legal problems after he was arrested by a Norcross Police officer in metro Atlanta. He was booked into the Gwinnett County jail about 4:30 a.m. Friday. He was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane and was released on $1,830 bond.

“The Atlanta Braves are aware of Marcell Ozuna’s arrest this morning and are still gathering all the facts pertaining to the incident,” the team said in a statement. “Our organization takes these matters very seriously and are obviously disappointed by the situation. As this is a legal matter, we will have no further comment until the process is complete.”

Ozuna’s status for Friday night’s game against the Houston Astros was not known.

Ozuna, 31, is in his third season in Atlanta. He is in the second year of a $65 million, four-year contract.

Ozuna hit .338 and led the National League with 18 homers and 56 RBIs in 2020. He has hit below .215 for two consecutive seasons, and this season’s poor production led to reduced playing time even before his new legal problems.

Ozuna is hitting .214 with 20 homers and 46 RBIs this season.

Following the 2021 arrest, Ozuna was placed on administrative leave during a Major League Baseball investigation and missed Atlanta’s World Series championship run.

MLB suspended Ozuna for 20 games under its domestic violence policy in November, allowing him to return for the start of this season.

Ozuna apologized to his teammates and fans at spring training in March.

“My fans, I’m going to give you the best and I’m going to be a better person, and I’m sorry,” Ozuna said at the start of spring training.

Ozuna completed a pretrial diversion program under conditions provided by the Fulton County District Attorney’s office in order to have the previous charges dropped. The program included 3-6 months of supervision.

He also was ordered to complete a 24-week family violence intervention program, at least 200 hours of community service and an anger management course.

Padres’ Profar to support Tatis: ‘One mistake and everyone wants to crucify you’

San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. was recently suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s PED policy, but he has at least one teammate in his corner.

“I’m there by his side. I’m talking to him every day,” outfielder Jurickson Profar said of Tatis, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune’s Jeff Sanders. “He’s feeling very bad, and everyone is talking bad. That’s how the world (is). You make one mistake and everyone wants to crucify you, but not me.”

Profar added: “I’m there to support him and get him through this and get him back on the field whenever he is eligible and show the world what kind of player he is again.”

Tatis said he inadvertently took a ringworm medication that contained clostebol, a synthetic steroid that is banned by MLB.

He apologized to his teammates and ownership but still received criticism from general manager A.J. Preller, who questioned the 23-year-old’s maturity. Tatis was also involved in a motorcycle accident during the offseason and hasn’t played this year following wrist surgery.

“A lot of things between now and then will dictate that,” pitcher Joe Musgrove said of welcoming back Tatis with open arms, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez. “He’s our teammate still, and he’s gonna be in our clubhouse, so we’re gonna have to find a way to get on the same page and get past this.”

Tatis is reportedly expected to meet with Preller in person on Thursday for the first time since his suspension.

Mark DeRosa to manage Team USA at WBC

MLB Network analyst and former major-leaguer Mark DeRosa will manage Team USA at next year’s World Baseball Classic, general manager Tony Reagins announced Friday, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

DeRosa made stops with eight clubs in his 16-year career. He posted a .751 OPS with 100 home runs and 494 RBIs in 1,241 games.

“I’m completely honored and humbled to be named manager of Team USA,” DeRosa said Friday.

“Competing in the 2009 World Baseball Classic for Team USA was one of the greatest experiences of my baseball journey. Getting the chance to lead this star-studded roster and represent our country is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I can’t wait to get started.”

The United States is the defending champion and is set to send a loaded roster to the tournament in an attempt to secure another title.

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper, and St. Louis Cardinals All-Star duo Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado are among the names who have committed to play.

Commissioner Warren: ‘I could see’ Big Ten expanding to 20 teams, paying athletes

Amid the growing financial success of college athletics, Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren said he could envision the conference expanding to 20 teams and paying its student-athletes.

“I could see perpetual and future growth,” Warren during an appearance on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” courtesy of Angelique S. Chengelis of the Detroit News.

Warren added he’s planning to have an “honest dialogue” with student-athletes about payment.

“Those are the things that we have to resolve. We have to,” he said. “So I want to be part of this conversation and will be part of this conversation of what we can do to make this better.”

The Big Ten, which currently fields 14 teams, is set to add USC and UCLA in 2024. The two departing Pac-12 schools will receive a full share of conference revenue upon their arrival.

On July 26, Warren said the Big Ten is open to further expansion, though it’d have to be “for the right reasons, at the right time.”

The Big Ten struck lucrative seven-year media rights contracts with Fox, CBS, and NBC on Wednesday. The conference’s new media rights deal, which comes into effect in 2023, is worth a reported $7 billion.

NFL NEWS: FANTASY FOOTBALL TOP 150 PLAYERS

Overall RankNameTeamPosition
1Jonathan TaylorINDRB1
2Justin JeffersonMINWR1
3Cooper KuppLARWR2
4Austin EkelerLACRB2
5Christian McCaffreyCARRB3
6Derrick HenryTENRB4
7Ja’Marr ChaseCINWR3
8Najee HarrisPITRB5
9Dalvin CookMINRB6
10Davante AdamsLVWR4
11Stefon DiggsBUFWR5
12Mark AndrewsBALTE1
13Joe MixonCINRB7
14CeeDee LambDALWR6
15Deebo SamuelSFWR7
16D’Andre SwiftDETRB8
17Travis KelceKCTE2
18Alvin KamaraNORB9
19Leonard FournetteTBRB10
20Aaron JonesGBRB11
21Javonte WilliamsDENRB12
22Keenan AllenLACWR8
23Tee HigginsCINWR9
24Tyreek HillMIAWR10
25Nick ChubbCLERB13
26Saquon BarkleyNYGRB14
27Mike EvansTBWR11
28James ConnerARIRB15
29Travis Etienne Jr.JACRB16
30DJ MooreCARWR12
31A.J. BrownPHIWR13
32Michael Pittman Jr.INDWR14
33Terry McLaurinWASWR15
34Cam AkersLARRB17
35Kyle PittsATLTE3
36Diontae JohnsonPITWR16
37Jaylen WaddleMIAWR17
38DK MetcalfSEAWR18
39Josh AllenBUFQB1
40Courtland SuttonDENWR19
41George KittleSFTE4
42David MontgomeryCHIRB18
43Ezekiel ElliottDALRB19
44Lamar JacksonBALQB2
45Breece HallNYJRB20
46Patrick Mahomes IIKCQB3
47Antonio GibsonWASRB21
48J.K. DobbinsBALRB22
49Mike WilliamsLACWR20
50Justin HerbertLACQB4
51Josh JacobsLVRB23
52Elijah MitchellSFRB24
53Darren WallerLVTE5
54Darnell MooneyCHIWR21
55Allen Robinson IILARWR22
56Chris GodwinTBWR23
57Amon-Ra St. BrownDETWR24
58Dallas GoedertPHITE6
59Brandin CooksHOUWR25
60Gabriel DavisBUFWR26
61Marquise BrownARIWR27
62Jerry JeudyDENWR28
63Kyler MurrayARIQB5
64AJ DillonGBRB25
65Rashod BatemanBALWR29
66Miles SandersPHIRB26
67Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCRB27
68Adam ThielenMINWR30
69Jalen HurtsPHIQB6
70Chase EdmondsMIARB28
71Damien HarrisNERB29
72T.J. HockensonDETTE7
73Michael ThomasNOWR31
74Joe BurrowCINQB7
75Amari CooperCLEWR32
76Cordarrelle PattersonATLRB30
77Melvin Gordon IIIDENRB31
78Tony PollardDALRB32
79Hunter RenfrowLVWR33
80Drake LondonATLWR34
81Tom BradyTBQB8
82JuJu Smith-SchusterKCWR35
83Rashaad PennySEARB33
84Trey LanceSFQB9
85Rhamondre StevensonNERB34
86Dak PrescottDALQB10
87Kareem HuntCLERB35
88Tyler LockettSEAWR36
89Dalton SchultzDALTE8
90Zach ErtzARITE9
91Russell WilsonDENQB11
92Brandon AiyukSFWR37
93Ken Walker IIISEARB36
94Elijah MooreNYJWR38
95Matthew StaffordLARQB12
96Aaron RodgersGBQB13
97Devin SingletaryBUFRB37
98Darrell Henderson Jr.LARRB38
99James CookBUFRB39
100Russell GageTBWR39
101DeVonta SmithPHIWR40
102Tyler BoydCINWR41
103Dameon PierceHOURB40
104Dawson KnoxBUFTE10
105Treylon BurksTENWR42
106Christian KirkJACWR43
107Pat FreiermuthPITTE11
108Michael CarterNYJRB41
109Gus EdwardsBALRB42
110Irv Smith Jr.MINTE12
111Derek CarrLVQB14
112Robert WoodsTENWR44
113DeAndre HopkinsARIWR45
114Allen LazardGBWR46
115Chase ClaypoolPITWR47
116Garrett WilsonNYJWR48
117Alexander MattisonMINRB43
118Nyheim HinesINDRB44
119George PickensPITWR49
120Tyler HigbeeLARTE13
121Kirk CousinsMINQB15
122Trevor LawrenceJACQB16
123James RobinsonJACRB45
124Skyy MooreKCWR50
125Kadarius ToneyNYGWR51
126Chris OlaveNOWR52
127Justin FieldsCHIQB17
128J.D. McKissicWASRB45
129Hunter HenryNETE14
130Jakobi MeyersNEWR53
131Kenny GolladayNYGWR54
132Raheem MostertMIARB46
133Tua TagovailoaMIAQB18
134Buffalo BillsBUFDST1
135Ronald Jones IIKCRB47
136Robbie AndersonCARWR55
137Jarvis LandryNOWR56
138Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKCWR57
139DeVante ParkerNEWR58
140Tampa Bay BuccaneersTBDST2
141Isaiah SpillerLACRB48
142Jamaal WilliamsDETRB49
143Noah FantSEATE15
144San Francisco 49ersSFDST3
145Albert OkwuegbunamDENTE16
146Mike GesickiMIATE17
147Indianapolis ColtsINDDST4
148Marlon MackHOURB50
149Green Bay PackersGBDST5
150Rondale MooreARIWR59

FANTASY QB RANKINGS

TIER 1  
 NameTeam
1.Josh AllenBUF
2.Lamar JacksonBAL
3.Patrick MahomesKC
4.Justin HerbertLAC

Each member of the tier 1 quarterback group possesses a combination of passing and rushing metrics which registers as elite. Overall QB1 Buffalo Bills’ QB Josh Allen has terrific metrics on both fronts, as he threw for 36 TDs and more than 4,400 yards, while rushing for 763 yards and 6 TDs as well. Baltimore Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson’s calling card comes in the rushing game, with 1,000 yard rushing seasons in both 2019 and 2020, falling short in 2021 primarily due to injury. There appears to be a bit of fantasy fatigue on Jackson, but don’t make that mistake. Both Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert run passing offenses that make opponents drool, while also contributing to the rushing game in a meaningful manner (think 300+ rushing yards and 2-3 TDs). The tier 1 QB group should be selected starting towards the back half of round 3, and continuing through round 5.   

TIER 2  
 NameTeam
5.Kyler MurrayARI
6.Jalen HurtsPHI
7.Joe BurrowCIN

Tier 2 presents strong fantasy QB options as well, albeit without the same gusto in the passing-rushing combo of the tier 1 options. One can argue that Cardinals’ QB Kyler Murray belongs in the first tier, but injuries and fading statistics in the back of NFL seasons keeps him a not below the top quartet. Jalen Hurts has work to do on his passing game, but 784 rushing yards and 10 TDs from the QB spot (per his 2021 numbers) places him high in the rankings. His rushing game should continue to be strong in 2022, with some gains to be expected on the passing side due to another year of experience and the Eagles’ addition of star WR AJ Brown. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow stuffs the stat sheet primarily through the passing game, as evidenced by his 4,600 passing yards and 34 TDs last season. Burrow’s rushed for under 150 yards in each of his two seasons, and you shouldn’t expect a big change there. Rounds 6-7 make sense for the tier 2 trio.

TIER 3  
 NameTeam
8.Tom BradyTB
9.Trey LanceSF
10.Dak PrescottDAL
11.Russell WilsonDEN
12.Matthew StaffordLAR
13.Aaron RodgersGB

Tier 3 houses my first bold prediction of the season, as I expect 49ers’ QB Trey Lance to become a fantasy darling this season. I didn’t quite have the nerve to place him at the top of this tier, but sliding just behind the GOAT still rings loud. While the QBs in tier 3 come with more concerns than the preceding tiers, you can comfortably proceed with a starting QB from this group. While Brady has yet to show signs of slowdown through 22 NFL seasons, he’ll play the 2022 season at age 45. At some point, the wheels will fall off! Not predicting it’ll be this year, but there’s still some risk there. Both Dak Prescott and Aaron Rodgers have lost key wide receivers, so their passing numbers could point downward from last season. Broncos’ QB Russell Wilson (will take some getting used to) joins a new franchise, with a new offense and new skill players, so he may need some time to adjust to the completely new settings. Super Bowl winner Matthew Stafford comes with the least risk from this group, he also likely possesses the least upside here. We circle back to second year QB Trey Lance, who has the arm, accuracy and rushing ability to vault into a top 5 fantasy QB as early as this season. But yes, having not yet performed at that level, Lance comes with the most risk here as well. The recommendation here is to target a starting QB from this tier and above.

TIER 4  
 NameTeam
14.Derek CarrLV
15.Kirk CousinsMIN
16.Trevor LawrenceJAC
17.Justin FieldsCHI
18.Tua TagovailoaMIA

The QB position continues to be historically deep, with perhaps the league’s most underrated QB leading the tier 4 quintet. There’s nothing sexy about Derek Carr’s game, but historically he’s been good for ~ 25 TD tosses a season. Now reunited with his former college teammate – stud WR Davante Adams, Carr has the right skill players around him to leap closer to the 28-30 TD mark. What would you think of a QB who averaged 4,243 passing yards and 34 TDs a season? Those are Kirk Cousins’ numbers over the past two years, which happen to coincide with superstar WR Justin Jefferson’s tenure with the Vikings. Expect more of the same production from Cousins, with the Vikings’ offense a sleeper to vault near the top of the NFL. With everyone’s favorite lap dance seeking head coach no longer running the ship in Jacksonville, Trevor Lawrence should rebound in year 2. The Jags’ skill position core still lacks the high end talent needed for Lawrence to bump up into the next tier, but he’ll look much better in 2022. Speaking of skill position deficiency, the Bears’ strategy for supporting QB Justin Fields remains a mystery. Fields resides in the same tier as Lawrence primarily because of his expecting work in the rushing game. We end tier 4 with Tua Tagovailoa, who now has WR Tyreek Hill to throw to, along with second year WR Jaylen Waddle and incumbent TE Mike Gesicki. In other words, Tua’s out of excuses if he doesn’t perform in 2022. While Tua doesn’t possess a cannon for an arm, his accuracy provides hope for a solid, fantasy relevant 2022 campaign. Unless you’re in a deep league (meaning 14+ teams) I would suggest avoiding the tier 4 group as a weekly starter, as there are better options available. But matchup / spot starts are fine with this group.

TIER 5  
 NameTeam
19.Daniel JonesNYG
20.Mac JonesNE
21.Zach WilsonNYJ
22.Jameis WinstonNO
23.Carson WentzWAS
24.Jared GoffDET
25.Ryan TannehillTEN
26.Matt RyanIND
27.Davis MillsHOU
28.Baker MayfieldCAR
29.Deshaun WatsonCLE

The tier 5 residents possess a varied background, from a former league MVP (Matt Ryan), to a QB likely to face a lengthy suspension (Deshaun Watson), along with upside second year players (Mac Jones, Zach Wilson and Davis Mills), to veterans trying to prove that they belong as starting QBs (Daniel Jones, Jameis Winston, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Ryan Tannehill and Baker Mayfield). This group should only be used as backups or spot starters, with the exception being Deshaun Watson in the event that he plays in 2022. If aiming for upside among this group, I would suggest focusing on the first three names.  

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS: Steve Sarkisian Officially Names Texas Football’s Starting Quarterback

Is Texas finally back? Only time will tell. First, the Longhorns have to find their next star quarterback. Steve Sarkisian has one guy in mind.

Steve Sarkisian has officially named Quin Ewers his starting quarterback for the upcoming 2022 college football season. Ewers, the Ohio State transfer, beats out the more-experienced Hudson Card for the starting gig.

A big announcement at Texas football that could have a drastic impact on the Longhorns’ 2022 season.

The announcement was made through a Texas SID, who interrupted a press conference with three players to make the announcement.

A strange delivery, but noteworthy regardless. Card completed 61.4 percent of his throws for 590 yards with five touchdowns and one pick last season.

Sarkisian clearly feels that Quinn Ewers has higher upside, though. After all, he’s a former five-star recruit. The talent is there.

COLLEGE FOOOTBALL NEWS: College Football’s Top 50 Breakout Players for 2022

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Every college football season produces its share of new faces on the scene, as breakout players or rising stars play a huge role in determining the four playoff teams and the conference champions. While these players are instrumental to the success of any team, projecting breakout players for any given season is no easy task. After all, each person has a different take on what a “breakout player” is, and college football is always home to several new faces throughout the season. While it’s difficult to label breakout players, the new stars of any season can have a huge impact on conference championship or national title races – and that’s certainly going to hold true for the 2022 season.

With kickoff for the 2022 season less than 20 days away, Athlon Sports is taking a look at 50 players who could be poised for a breakout year from the Power 5 conferences, Notre Dame or the Group of 5 ranks. Players from every position and all 10 conferences were included. Also, a few freshmen cracked the list.

Shyheim Battle, CB, NC State

Battle quietly had a strong season in 2021 but only earned honorable mention All-ACC honors. The North Carolina native played in all 12 games for the Wolfpack and limited opposing receivers to just 16 receptions on 34 targets per Pro Football Focus. Battle also registered 28 tackles, six pass breakups and two interceptions.

Cole Bishop, S, Utah

Bishop seemed to get better and better with each snap last season, emerging from true freshman to starter for Utah’s final six games. The Georgia native tallied at least seven tackles in each of the last five contests to finish with 55 on the year, while also tallying three sacks and five pass breakups.

Brandon Brown, DL, UTSA

Brown was a part-time starter on UTSA’s standout defense last year but played well enough to earn honorable mention All-Conference USA honors. The Texas native effectively manned the middle of the Roadrunner front, recording 23 tackles (three for a loss) and a forced fumble. Don’t be surprised if Brown emerges as one of the top linemen in Conference USA this year.

Calen Bullock, S, USC

It’s no secret USC is going to score its share of points under new coach Lincoln Riley and quarterback Caleb Williams. However, the Trojans need to make big strides on defense to have any shot at winning the Pac-12. Bullock is one of the defenders new coordinator Alex Grinch is counting on for more help. The California native recorded 40 tackles, two picks and three pass breakups as a true freshman last fall.

Luther Burden, WR, Missouri

Burden ranked as the No. 1 receiver prospect by the 247Sports Composite in the 2022 recruiting class. Expect the East St. Louis native to make his presence known right away to help bolster Missouri’s passing game.

Jermaine Burton, WR, Alabama

Bryce Young needs new weapons to emerge with John Metchie III and Jameson Williams departing Tuscaloosa. Burton transferred to Alabama after catching 53 passes for 901 yards and eight scores in two years at Georgia. He’s primed to become the go-to receiver for Young. Sophomore Ja’Corey Brooks is also another name to watch.

Stefan Cobbs, WR, Boise State

Replacing Khalil Shakir (77 catches for 1,117 yards) won’t be easy for Boise State. However, Cobbs is ready to assume the No. 1 role for quarterback Hank Bachmeier after catching 34 passes for 421 yards and five scores last season.

Jadon Canady, CB, Tulane

Canady manned the nickel spot for Tulane last year but is slated to move to cornerback for 2022. The Florida native only allowed one touchdown in coverage per PFF and recorded 55 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions over 12 appearances.

Junior Colson, LB, Michigan

Michigan’s defense is looking for new faces to emerge with just three returning starters in place for 2022. Expect Colson to make a name for himself after recording 61 tackles as a true freshman last year.

Omarion Cooper, CB, Florida State

Florida State’s defense showed progress in the second half of last season, and Cooper’s emergence in the secondary in November certainly aided that improvement. According to PFF, he was targeted 12 times over Florida State’s final three contests and surrendered just four catches for 41 yards. With a year of experience under his belt, Cooper seems primed to emerge as one of the ACC’s top defensive backs.

Lavel Davis Jr., WR, Virginia

With Billy Kemp IV, Dontayvion Wicks and Keytaon Thompson all returning, Virginia isn’t hurting for options at receiver. However, this group will get even deeper thanks to the return of Davis. The 6-foot-7 target played in eight games as a freshman in 2020 and grabbed 20 receptions for 515 yards and five scores. However, he missed all of ’21 due to an ACL tear.

Jamon Dumas-Johnson, LB, Georgia

Dumas-Johnson is likely to be tasked with helping to replace Nakobe Dean’s presence and production at inside linebacker this fall. Although filling Dean’s spot won’t be easy, Dumas-Johnson shined as a backup last year by recording 21 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

Donovan Edwards, RB, Michigan

With Hassan Haskins off to the NFL, coach Jim Harbaugh will lean on Blake Corum to handle the bulk of the carries. However, similar to last season, Harbaugh and co-coordinators Matt Weiss and Sherrone Moore are going to get a second running back involved. Edwards is an easy pick for more opportunities this fall after running for 174 yards and three scores and catching 20 passes for 265 yards and a touchdown as a true freshman last season. Edwards is too talented to be on the sidelines and will be heavily involved in the offense.

Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas

After one season (and playing two snaps) at Ohio State, Ewers transferred to his home state of Texas. The Longhorns have question marks up front, but Ewers should benefit from a quarterback-friendly offense run by coach Steve Sarkisian, along with the Big 12’s best skill talent including running back Bijan Robinson and receivers Xavier Worthy and Isaiah Neyor. Ewers is one of the top quarterback recruits of the modern era and he should start to realize that potential in ’22.

Dequan Finn, QB, Toledo

The 2021 season marked Finn’s first opportunity for extended snaps at the control of Toledo’s offense. The Detroit native showed room for improvement as a passer (57.6 percent) but also threw for 2,044 yards and 18 touchdowns. Combine Finn’s expected improvement through the air, and dynamic rushing ability (505 yards and nine scores), the tools are in place to rank as the MAC’s top quarterback for ’22.

Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame

Fisher was on the cusp of a breakout year in 2021 by winning the starting left tackle job as a true freshman for the opener against Florida State. However, he suffered a knee injury that game and could not return until the Fiesta Bowl versus Oklahoma State.

Justin Flowe, LB, Oregon

Injuries have robbed Flowe of playing time for two consecutive seasons, but with the former five-star recruit expected to be at full strength in 2022, a breakout year is within reach. In Flowe’s only appearance in ’21, he recorded 14 tackles (and a forced fumble) in Oregon’s win over Fresno State.

Bryce Foster, C, Texas A&M

It’s not easy to start as a center in the SEC as a true freshman, but that’s exactly what Foster did in 2021. He started all 12 games for the Aggies and allowed only three sacks on 752 blocking snaps per PFF. Look for Foster to only get better in year two in the middle of Texas A&M’s line.

Matthew Golden, WR, Houston

The Cougars already have one of the nation’s top receivers in Nathaniel Dell, but Golden already seems ticketed for a starting role and is poised to become a major factor as a true freshman in 2022.

Marvin Harrison Jr., WR, Ohio State

The Buckeyes lost two first-round picks at receiver (Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave), but there’s no concern about this group in 2022. Jaxon Smith-Njigba (95 catches in ’21) is one reason why, but Ohio State also has a talented collection of receivers ready to emerge. Harrison, the son of the Pro Football Hall of Famer receiver, is one of those targets. The younger Harrison made a strong impression in the Rose Bowl (six catches for 71 yards and three scores), which was his first chance at extended playing time.

Jalin Hyatt, WR, Tennessee

Hyatt earned a mention on breakout lists prior to last season, but an early injury in Week 2 against Pitt slowed his progression. However, he still nabbed 21 receptions for 226 yards and two scores, which upped his career total to 41 receptions. With Velus Jones Jr. and JaVonta Payton departing Knoxville, the Volunteers need Hyatt to deliver to take some of the pressure off of Cedric Tillman.

Broderick Jones, OL, Georgia

Jones shined when he stepped into the starting lineup to replace an injured Jamaree Salyer last season and is poised to become one of the SEC’s top linemen as the blindside protector for quarterback Stetson Bennett. According to PFF, Jones allowed just two sacks over 438 snaps last year.

Jason Marshall Jr., CB, Florida

Marshall ranked as a five-star prospect in Florida’s 2021 class and didn’t disappoint in his first year on campus. Per PFF, he was targeted 38 times over 634 snaps and allowed just 14 receptions in 13 games. The Miami native also recorded 23 tackles, one interception and three pass breakups. Marshall is already on his way to a spot among the top cornerbacks in the SEC.

Damien Martinez, RB, Oregon State

Martinez could follow in the footsteps of another three-star recruit from the state of Texas (Jacquizz Rodgers) to make an impact as a freshman at Oregon State. The Beavers have a vacancy in the backfield with B.J. Baylor off to the NFL, and Martinez has made plenty of noise in workouts to solidify his place as a key piece for coach Jonathan Smith in ’22.

Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina

Maye has to hold off Jacolby Criswell in a tight battle for the starting quarterback spot in Chapel Hill. But assuming Maye wins the job, the ceiling is high for the North Carolina native directing this offense in 2022. The top-100 recruit took a redshirt year last fall after recording snaps in four games. Maye’s sample size was small, but the limited work was impressive (7 of 10 for 89 yards and a score and 62 rushing yards on six attempts).

Tanner McKee, QB, Stanford

Stanford’s best chance to rebound from a disappointing 3-9 season in 2021 starts with the right arm of McKee. After knocking off the rust from serving on a two-year LDS mission (2018-19), McKee emerged as the No. 1 quarterback on the Farm and threw for 2,327 yards and 15 touchdowns. With one of the Pac-12’s top receiving corps at his disposal, look for McKee to take a big step forward this fall.

Taye McWilliams, RB, Baylor

Baylor’s backfield is starting over with Abram Smith and Trestan Ebner departing Waco. However, McWilliams looks poised for a feature role after rushing for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries last year.

Clay Millen, QB, Colorado State

Millen transferred from Nevada to Colorado State to continue playing under Jay Norvell. The Washington native inherits one of the Mountain West’s top receiving corps and shined during the Rams’ spring game. Don’t be surprised if Millen pushes for all-conference honors at the end of ’22.

Kendre Miller, RB, TCU

New coach Sonny Dykes may not need Miller to handle 200 carries this season, but he’s certainly earned a longer look with Zach Evans transferring to Ole Miss. Over the last two seasons, Miller has recorded 137 carries for 1,011 yards and nine touchdowns. His yards per carry sits at 7.4 over those attempts, and he posted three 100-yard efforts in ’21 despite the limited workload.

Wyatt Milum, OT, West Virginia

Milum emerged as a key piece of West Virginia’s offensive line as a true freshman last year. The West Virginia native recorded eight starts and allowed just three sacks (per PFF) in 621 blocking snaps. After playing on the right side last season, Milum is going to kick to left tackle for 2022.

Andrew Mukuba, S, Clemson

The Tigers have some turnover at cornerback, but it’s hard to get too worried about the secondary when a player of Mukuba’s caliber is back to anchor this group. The Texas native earned ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors last fall after recording 48 tackles (two for a loss) and seven pass breakups in 13 games.

Myles Price, WR, Texas Tech

New offensive coordinator Zach Kittley was the architect behind WKU’s high-powered passing game (433.7 passing yards a game) last year. Price is the Red Raiders’ most proven option at receiver after he grabbed 37 receptions for 520 yards and two touchdowns in ’21. There should be no shortage of targets coming Price’s way in ’22.

Jalen Redmond, DL, Oklahoma

Considering the track record of new Oklahoma coach Brent Venables in producing standouts along the defensive line, it’s safe to assume the Sooners will have a couple of all-conference candidates at the end of 2022. Redmond is our pick to shine, as he has accumulated 21.5 tackles for a loss and 10 sacks over 24 games since ’18.

Anthony Richardson, QB, Florida

Talent and upside aren’t lacking for Richardson, and the hope in Gainesville is new coach Billy Napier can help the sophomore develop more overall consistency for 2022. Richardson showcased big-play ability (8.1 yards per play) but also needs to cut down on the mistakes (five picks on 64 attempts). The guess here is Napier elevates Richardson’s play this fall.

Drew Sanders, LB, Arkansas

Arkansas coach Sam Pittman and staff have excelled at mining the portal for help over the last two seasons, and Sanders should be another instant impact pickup. The Texas native ranked as a five-star prospect in the 2020 signing class and was primed to become a key contributor to Alabama’s defense before an injury in early October last year. Sanders still accumulated 24 tackles (2.5 for a loss) and one sack for the Crimson Tide in ’21. Expect coordinator Barry Odom to get the most out of his talent this fall.

Collin Schlee, QB, Kent State

Kent State’s “Flash Fast” offense needs a new pilot after Dustin Crum finished his eligibility following the 2021 season. Although Schlee has yet to make a start, his limited snaps (11 games) showcased his upside. The Maryland native connected on 24 of 37 throws for 351 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 212 yards and four scores as Crum’s backup.

Nick Singleton, RB, Penn State

Penn State’s ground game desperately needs a spark after averaging less than three yards per carry in Big Ten games last fall. Some of the sluggish performance from the rushing attack is due to subpar offensive line play, but there’s optimism up front for the Nittany Lions going into ’22. Singleton – a five-star recruit in the ’22 haul – could be another part of the solution this season, as he’s too talented to not make a big impact right away.

Maason Smith, DL, LSU

Smith may not post huge statistics as the anchor in the middle of LSU’s defensive line, but the trajectory of his career in Baton Rouge is clearly pointing up. The Louisiana native impressed with 19 stops (five for a loss) and four sacks in nine games as a true freshman last fall.

Titus Swen, RB, Wyoming

Xazavian Valladay left Laramie to tote the rock at Arizona State, leaving Swen as the No. 1 back in a run-first offense. Swen flashed potential last year behind Valladay, recording 785 yards and seven scores on 132 attempts. He’s poised to build on those numbers as the top option for the Cowboys this fall.

George Takacs, TE, Boston College

With Michael Mayer entrenched as the top target and tight end at Notre Dame, Takacs will have a chance to shine at Boston College after transferring from South Bend this offseason. The Florida native played in 29 games over three years but only caught eight passes in that span. Look for Takacs to be much more involved with the Eagles as a nice safety valve for quarterback Phil Jurkovec.

Jaheim Thomas, LB, Cincinnati

The next wave of stars is on the way for Cincinnati’s defense. Thomas recorded 23 tackles in limited snaps last year and is poised to take on a bigger role for the Bearcats this fall. 

J.T. Tuimoloau, DL, Ohio State

Pencil in Tuimoloau or Jack Sawyer to make an impact as a breakout player for Ohio State’s defense in 2022. Tuimoloau flashed the potential that made him a five-star recruit in ’21 with 17 tackles (4.5 for a loss) and 2.5 sacks in limited snaps last fall.

Dallas Turner, LB, Alabama

With Will Anderson Jr. on one side, and Turner emerging on the other, good luck to opposing offensive lines trying to block the Alabama pass rush in 2022. Turner – a five-star prospect in the ’21 class – came on strong last fall by recording nine tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks after November.

Lukas Van Ness, DL, Iowa

Van Ness shined in a backup role as a redshirt freshman for the Hawkeyes last year, recording 33 tackles (8.5 for a loss) and seven sacks over 462 snaps. With another offseason to develop and learn under coordinator Phil Parker, expect Van Ness to emerge as one of the top linemen in the Big Ten.

Justin Walley, CB, Minnesota

Walley was one of the top freshmen defensive backs in the nation last year, recording 29 tackles, seven pass breakups and an interception over 13 games. The Mississippi native started the final six contests for a standout secondary but is primed for an even bigger role in ’22.

Cameron Ward, QB, Washington State

Ward has generated plenty of buzz this offseason after his transfer from FCS Incarnate Word to Washington State. Although his passing numbers at UIW (6,908 yards and 71 touchdowns) almost make him too qualified for this list, we think he becomes a household name after playing at a high level.

Christian Wells, WR, Appalachian State

Appalachian State needs to restock its receiving corps after Corey Sutton, Thomas Hennigan and Malik Williams all departed after the 2021 season. Wells has flashed big-play potential in limited time over the last three years, including a 12-catch season (243 yards and two scores) in 2021. The junior will have an increased opportunity for snaps and targets, and his numbers should increase as a result.

Camar Wheaton, RB, SMU

Wheaton ranked as a five-star prospect in the 2021 signing class at Alabama. However, a knee injury prevented him from getting into the mix, and with plenty of other names competing for carries in Tuscaloosa, Wheaton returned home to the state of Texas to play at SMU.

Hunter Wohler, S, Wisconsin

The Badgers only return three starters from a unit that held teams to 16.2 points a game last year. However, the overall concern level should be low, as coordinator Jim Leonhard will find the right answers. Wohler should be one of those players poised to emerge in 2022 after recording 17 tackles (three for a loss) and one sack as a true freshman last season.

Tyler Van Dyke, QB, Miami

Once Van Dyke settled into the starting role to replace an injured D’Eriq King, the Connecticut native showcased why he could be the ACC’s top quarterback in ’22. Over the last six games, Van Dyke threw for 2,194 yards and 20 touchdowns to just three picks. And over 10 appearances, he connected on 62.3 percent of passes and averaged nine yards per attempt.

Adam Scott seeing results he needs at just the right time

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) Adam Scott felt he was playing well enough that he should start seeing some better scores at some point. That moment appears to have arrived at just the right time.

Scott put together another tidy round Friday except for one hole – a double bogey on the 17th – for a 2-under 69 that gave him a one-shot lead going into the weekend at the BMW Championship.

Masters champion Scottie Scheffler opened with three straight birdies and then cooled for 67, while Jordan Spieth’s hopes for a bogey-free round ended by a few inches when his tee shot caught the sticky first cut instead of the fairway. His bogey gave him a 67.

They were one shot behind, along with Cameron Young (68) and Corey Conners (67).

Scott, who was at 8-under 134, wasn’t sure how much golf would be on is plate in August. He was No. 77 in the FedEx Cup, not assured of even making it to the BMW Championship, until a tie for fifth last week in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener.

That was enough of a spark, and now he’s looking to cash in as one of the top 30 players who make it to the FedEx Cup finale next week in Atlanta for the Tour Championship.

“I’m in great shape going into the weekend. I don’t even know when the last time I led a tournament was,” Scott said.

He won at Riviera in 2020. His last 36-hole lead was at Doral for a World Golf Championship in 2016, which he went on to win.

“I certainly haven’t had my best stuff for quite a while. It’s been a battle for sure,” he said. “But that’s how this game is. I’d like to make the most of this position now over the next 36 holes.”

A brief look behind would remind him it won’t be easy, and the Australian knows this.

Spieth has looked solid over two days at Wilmington Country Club, with only one bogey in each round. He missed the cut last week and feels his postseason didn’t start until Monday when he arrived at Wilmington. That’s not just about trying to erase a bad memory.

Spieth headed to southern tip of Baja California after the British Open, wanting a break before the hectic finish to the season. One problem. Upon returning to Dallas, every course he plays was closed, and his only option was hitting from a stall in a practice facility.

Only when he arrived in Tennessee last week did he realize his swing had stayed on vacation, and his coach wasn’t available to join him until Delaware. He turned it around quickly.

“I feel like I’m doing everything good, nothing spectacular, but I feel like in every facet of my game, it’s trending and improving, and I know what to do to get it better and better,” Spieth said. “Certainly feels really good. Coming into the weekend, it’s a good opportunity to just have a lot of trust, focus on trying to win this golf tournament, not think about next week.”

Scheffler also missed the cut last week and joined Spieth and others at Pine Valley on Sunday. And then he opened with three short birdies, didn’t make too many mistakes the rest of the way and will be in the final group with Scott on Saturday.

Conner is at No. 29 and is in a great spot to protect his position for East Lake. Young seems to play great every week – twice contending in majors, five runner-up finishes for the season. One win would tick a lot of boxes on his list of goals.

Xander Schauffele holed out with a wedge on the 17th hole for an eagle and a 69, and he was in he group two shots behind that included defending champion Patrick Cantlay and Rory McIlroy, who chipped in for birdie on his final hole for another 68.

Scott didn’t get a finish quite that good. He was sailing along on a warm, breezy afternoon when he pushed his tee shot near a tree. The lie was clean, but his punch shot toward the fairway hung up in rough. From there he didn’t reach the green or get up-and-down, and all that meant a double bogey.

“It’s a good reminder for the weekend that I’ve really got to keep it under control and don’t want to have too many get off the map and get out of position around here,” Scott said.

Jessica Korda takes 6-shot lead after 2nd round in Spain

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) Jessica Korda extended her lead to six shots going into the final day of the of the Aramco Team Series in Sotogrande and also won the team event Friday.

Korda shot a 4-under 68 in the second round, a day after carding an 11-under 61 that broke the course record and equaled the lowest round in relation to par ever made on the Ladies European Tour.

She was six shots ahead of Pauline Roussin of France (68), while Nelly Korda – Jessica’s sister – was another shot back in third after a 69.

In the 36-hole team event, the quartet including Jessica Korda, Tereza Melecka, Noora Komulainen and amateur Malcolm Borwick won by one shot after finishing on a total of 33-under over two rounds.

“I think we just really had a good vibe out there,” Korda said. “We tried to keep it as light as possible. It was a lot harder today. The wind was definitely up, so it was a bit tough, but everyone played and contributed. When somebody was out, another person had their back – the beauty of team golf.”

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COLTS FOOTBALL: GAME PREVIEW, COLTS VS. LIONS, PRESEASON WEEK 2

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The Colts and Lions will not play the vast majority of their starters in Saturday’s game, with this week’s two physical, competitive – and controlled – joint practices producing plenty of quality work.

On Thursday, the Colts and Lions used joint practice to work on some specific scenarios – two-minute, red zone, goal-to-go, fourth down – that wouldn’t be guaranteed to happen in a game.

“You just get so many more and you can control what situations you get,” head coach Frank Reich said. “You don’t always get every situation in a game. But when you practice against a team, we can make sure to get the situations that we know we need work on. That is the advantage. From a count wise, the ones probably got about 20 plays (Wednesday) and probably about 20-some (Thursday), or if you count the seven-on-seven more than that. That’s good work for both sides of the ball.”

We have all the highlights of practice in Wednesday and Thursday’s Postcards from Camp. And after those consecutive days of intense, competitive practices, both the Colts and Lions don’t see a need to play their starters on Saturday.

“I thought we got good work in the pass game, I thought guys made plays, which is what you want to see,” quarterback Matt Ryan said. “You put balls up and you try and put it in spots for them to be successful. We came down with a handful of them. I thought our guys did a good job. It is fun competing. This is why we do it, to go against other teams, to see where you’re at from that standpoint. There’s always just a little extra juice than when you’re going against your own guys and that part of it is really fun.”

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5 Things To Watch

A big day for Bernhard Raimann. The rookie tackle played a team-high 48 snaps in the Colts’ preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills, and the team was pleased with the work and experience he gained last weekend. While Raimann probably won’t go against Lions defensive ends Aiden Hutchinson and Charles Harris on Saturday, the snaps he’ll likely get will be invaluable for the physical, athletic third-round pick’s growth and development.

Mike Strachan’s preseason debut. Strachan was removed from the PUP list on Monday and participated in practices Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – and was heavily involved in the offense in joint practices with the Lions, catching a number of passes from Nick Foles throughout the week. The 6-foot-5, 224 pound 2021 seventh-round pick still has an opportunity to make the Colts’ roster; if he’s the team’s No. 5 receiver, he’ll likely need to contribute on special teams, so keep an eye on that in addition to how he plays within the offense.

An opportunity at tight end. Drew Ogletree’s heartbreaking season-ending ACL injury removed a guy from the Colts’ offense who had carved out a role in it over three weeks of training camp. The Colts will have to adjust as an offense – but can another tight end step in for what Ogletree was doing? Keep an eye on how much third-round pick Jelani Woods plays, as well as the other young tight ends in the room – undrafted free agent Nikola Kalinic and converted basketball player Michael Jacobson – who will have a “next man up” opportunity on Saturday.

The plan at quarterback. Veteran backup Nick Foles will play about a quarter, Reich said, with Sam Ehlinger playing roughly a quarter to a quarter and a half and then giving way to Jack Coan to finish the game. Currently, though, there is not a backup quarterback competition. “Right now, Matt is No. 1, Nick is No. 2, Sam is No. 3 and Jack is No. 4,” Reich said. “I feel confident in that. Nick has really had a long, established career as a starter and as a backup. But really love what Sam has done in preseason and love the game he had yesterday.”

Cornerback depth. Behind the quartet of Kenny Moore II/Stephon Gilmore/Brandon Facyson/Isaiah Rodgers, there’s plenty of competition to see who earns a spot (or spots) on the Colts’ 53-man roster. More experienced players like Tony Brown, Anthony Chesley, Marvell Tell III and Chris Wilcox are in the mix, as is undrafted free agent Dallis Flowers. That group looks to be in like to get plenty of playing time on Saturday, both on defense and special teams.

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS – Cal Mitchell cranked a three-run homer in the seventh inning, Mike Burrows delivered his best pitching performance in Triple-A with 5.0 scoreless innings, and the Indianapolis Indians held off the Iowa Cubs on Friday night at Victory Field, 3-2. The win leveled the six-game set and sealed the season series for Indy over Iowa.

With both teams scoreless at the stretch, Indianapolis (56-57) ambushed Blake Whitney (L, 1-4) and Wyatt Short for three runs as five consecutive batters reached. Diego Castillo singled to knock Whitney out of the game, and Travis Swaggerty greeted Short with a single of his own before Mitchell drilled a 2-0 offering over the right field wall for his seventh home run in Triple-A.

The long ball brought Iowa (52-63) within one run in the eighth against Noe Toribio, who retired the first two batters he faced. The righty then walked Darius Hill on four pitches ahead of a two-run blast off the bat of David Bote.

Eric Hanhold (S, 8) surrendered a leadoff single in the ninth but induced a double play and game-ending groundout on consecutive pitches. The 28-year-old extended his streak without allowing an earned run to 12 games (13.1ip) while holding opponents to a .213 average (10-for-47). Joe Jacques (W, 3-1) struck out two to earn the win.

Burrows and Iowa starter Hayden Wesneski dueled through the first five innings until both bullpens took over. Burrows – rated as Pittsburgh’s No. 8 prospect by MLB Pipeline – struck out six, walked one and scattered four hits. Wesneski – rated as the Cubs’ No. 12 prospect by MLB Pipeline after being acquired at the trade deadline from the Yankees – recorded five strikeouts and yielded just one hit and one walk.

In addition to his game-winning homer, Mitchell doubled and drew a walk in the triumph.

The Indians and I-Cubs meet again on Saturday at 7:05 PM. RHP Miguel Yajure (2-4, 6.85) gets the nod for Indy against RHP Matt Swarmer (3-1, 2.55).

INDY ELEVEN PREVIEW: Saturday’s Tussle at Tulsa Pivotal for Postseason Hopes

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Indy Eleven at FC Tulsa

Saturday, August 20, 2022 – 8:30 p.m. ET 

ONEOK Field  – Tulsa, Okla.

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2022 USL CHAMPIONSHIP REGULAR SEASON RECORDS 

Indy Eleven: 6W-13L-4D (-12 GD), 22 pts.; 9th in Eastern Conference 

FC Tulsa: 8W-12L-4D (-10 GD), 28 pts.; 8th in Eastern Conference 

COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK SPORTS MEDICINE INDY ELEVEN INJURY REPORT

OUT: Aris Briggs (R shin), Bryan Meredith (R hand fracture)

QUESTIONABLE:  Manuel Arteaga (R knee)

DISCIPLINE REPORT 

IND: none

TUL: none

* IND’s Sam Brown will receive a one-game suspension from USL for caution accumulation (eight) should he receive a yellow card in any game up to and including Aug. 31 vs. LOU

There’s too much soccer left to play in the season to say Saturday’s tussle in Tulsa is a “must-win” for either side … but it’s about as close as it gets for the two teams sitting just below the Eastern Conference’s playoff line.

That is especially the case for Indy Eleven, which needs to make up 15 points on the current holder of the seventh and final playoff spot, Miami FC. Having two games in hand makes that daunting task a bit more reasonable, but dropping one of the two head-to-head meetings left against a Tulsa team that sits in between in eighth place – six points ahead of Indy with one more game played – would only serve to amp up the degree of difficulty down the stretch.

In order to do so, Indy Eleven needs to spin out of its 11-game winless streak, which it showed signs of doing last weekend at Hartford despite a 2-1 defeat. Indy’s 16 shots,  six shots on goal, 11 chances created, and 1.61 expected goals (xG) were the most for Indiana’s Team in its last seven games dating back to a frustrating 0-1 defeat to Miami on July 2, and it will look to carry a particularly feisty second half effort with it to Oklahoma on the weekend.

LAST TIME OUT

If the Boys in Blue are looking for some inspiration to snap its streak, it only has to look across the field on Saturday. After a 3-2-0 start to the season, FC Tulsa went on a dour 1-7-3 streak that left the Black-and-Gold tumbling down the East’s ladder. However, a 4-3-1 stretch since late June has allowed Tulsa to climb its way back into playoff contention – although the Eleven will hope the Oklahoma side’s recent trend of trading wins and losses will continue following Tampa’s pivotal 2-1 road triumph at Miami on Aug. 10. 

INDIANA FOOTBALL: Evans Nominated for Ray Guy Preseason Watch List

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana sophomore punter James Evans has been named to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award, honoring the nation’s top collegiate punter.

A native of Auckland, New Zealand, Evans averaged 41.9 yards per punt during his freshman season in 12 starts at the position. He hit 12 punts of 50-plus yards and pinned 13 inside the 20-yard line – five landing inside the 10-yard line. His long boot of 62 yards came against No. 2 Ohio State.

Evans was a newcomer to American football, as he played rugby during his time in high school. He trained with Prokick Australia and moved to the United States in the spring of 2020 to enroll early at Indiana and participate in spring practice.

The Ray Guy Award committee will name ten semifinalists November 8th, before a national body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, media representatives and previous Ray Guy Award winners will then vote for the top three finalists to be announced on November 18th. The winner will be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards airing in December.

The Ray Guy Award – named for football’s premier punter – honors the nation’s best collegiate punter. The Augusta Sports Council (ASC) created the award in 2000. Along with other awards such as the Heisman Trophy and the Doak Walker Award, the Ray Guy Award honors an important member of any football team. The ASC presents the award live on The Home Depot College Football Awards broadcast on ESPN from Atlanta, Georgia.

The Ray Guy Award winner is selected by a voting body of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) sports information directors, national media and former Ray Guy Award winners. Punters are evaluated on their overall statistics and contribution to the team. Particular emphasis is placed on the following statistics: net average, percentage of total punts inside the 20-yard line and percentage of punts not returned.

INDIANA WOMEN’S GOLF: INDIANA WOMEN’S GOLF TO PLAY NINE TOURNAMENTS IN 2022-23

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – First-year head women’s golf coach Brian May announced the Indiana 2022-23 schedule on Friday morning. The slate includes nine regular season tournaments, including four in the fall portion and five in the spring.

“We are really looking forward to getting this season started. We were able to piece together and pretty solid schedule that is competitive and gets us to different parts of the country,” said May. “We are excited to get the girls back on the course and prepare for our first event in Wisconsin.”

The season will begin with a pair of tournaments in September. IU kicks off the year at the Badger Invitational (Sept. 18-20) at the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison before finishing the month at the Evie Odom Invitational (Sept. 30-Oct. 2) hosted by Old Dominion at the Princess Anne Country Club in Virginia Beach.

The fall season will conclude with back-to-back events at The Ally Invitational (Oct. 17-18) hosted by Mississippi State at the Old Waverly Golf Club in Starkville, Miss. and the Olde Stone Intercollegiate (Oct. 24-25) at the Club at Olde Stone in Bowling Green, Ky.

Indiana will pick back up in the spring with the FAU Paradise Invitational (Feb. 6-7) at the Osprey Point in Naples, Fla. before heading to Lake Oconee, Ga. for the Mercer Spring Invitational (Feb. 17-19). The Hoosiers then travel west to Mesa, Ariz. for the Clover Cup (March 3-12) hosted by Notre Dame at the Longbrow Golf Club.

April begins with a return trip to the Council Fire Golf Course or the Chattanooga Classic (April 2-4) before the Lady Buckeye Invitational from April 15-16 at the OSU Scarlet Course in Columbus.

Postseason play will begin with the Big Ten Championships at the Fox Chapel Golf Course in Pittsburgh from April 21-23. The NCAA Regionals will be held from May 8-10 before the NCAA Finals from May 19-24 at the Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale Ariz.

2022-23 WOMEN’S GOLF SCHEDULE

 Dates Tournament Golf Course Location
 Sept. 18-20 Badger Invitational University Ridge GC Madison, Wis.
 Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Evie Odom Invitational Princess Anne CC Virginia Beach, Va.
 Oct. 17-18 The Ally Invitational Old Waverly GC Starkville, Miss.
 Oct. 24-25 Olde Stone Intercollegiate Club at Olde Stone Bowling Green, Ky.
 Feb. 6-7 FAU Paradise Invitational Osprey Point Boco Raton, Fla.
 Feb. 17-19 Mercer Spring Invitational TBD Lake Oconee, Ga.
 March 9-12 Clover Cup Longbrow GC Meza, Ariz.
 April 2-4 Chattanooga Classic Council Fire GC Chattanooga, Tenn.
 April 15-16 Lady Buckeye Invitational OSU Scarlet Course Columbus, Ohio
 April 21-23 Big Ten Championships Fox Chapel GC Pittsburgh, Pa.
 May 8-10 NCAA Regionals TBD TBD
 May 19-24 NCAA Finals Grayhawk GC Scottsdale, Ariz.

PURDUE SOFTBALL: Welcomes Six Additional Signees for 2022-23

West Lafayette, Ind. – Head coach Boo De Oliviera and the Purdue softball program announce the addition of six players for the upcoming year: Caitlyn Boteler, Kate Claypool, Madi Elish, Becca Edwards, Hailey Hayes and Anna Lonchar.

The latest Boilermakers join the No. 5 recruiting class in the nation set to join the team this fall. In total, Purdue welcomes 16 newcomers to the program for 2022-23 year, made up of 11 freshmen and five transfers.

Caitlyn Boteler

Year: Freshman

Position: First Base/Utility

Hometown: Bloomington, Ind.

Club Team: Indiana Magic Gold 04

HIGH SCHOOL

Named starter for Bloomington North for her entire high school career

Named an All-Conference selection as a junior

Led the team during junior and freshmen seasons in home runs and batting average

Ranked the No. 82 recruit for the 2022 class by Extra Innings as a junior

Sophomore season was cancelled due to COVID-19

Was also a JV Volleyball captain for freshman and sophomore year before moving to the varsity squad as a junior

Helped the Indiana Magic Gold 04 club team rank as high as No. 27  in the nation according to Extra Innings Softball

Boteler on joining the Purdue softball family: “Joining the Purdue softball family means so much to me. Not only do I get to become part of this family that shares the same goals, but I also get to play for coaches who I know will push me to a new level and I get to play the game I love for 4 more years while representing an amazing university.”

De Oliveira on Boteler: “Caitlyn brings a lot of power potential to the plate. She’s a tough competitor and has a ton of Boilermaker pride being an Indiana native.”

Kate Claypool

Year: 5th Year

Position: Outfielder

Last School: Iowa

2022 / AS A SENIOR

Academic All-Big Ten

Saw action in 27 games

Batted nine times

Registered six runs

Graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics with a specialization in statistics

2021 / AS A JUNIOR

Academic All-Big Ten

NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

Did not see action

2020 / AS A SOPHOMORE 

Academic All-Big Ten

University of Iowa Dean’s List

Saw action in eight games with five starts

Tallied hits against East Carolina and Portland State

Scored four runs

2019 AS A FRESHMAN

University of Iowa Dean’s List

Saw action in 29 games with 14 starts in the outfield

Notched her first career hit against Morgan State on Feb. 23

Recorded a triple and run scored against Northwestern on March 30

Tallied a double against Nebraska on April 24

HIGH SCHOOL

Four-time Roosevelt High School Most Valuable Player

2018 All-State honoree

Two-time All-District performer

Two-time first team All-Conference performer

Two-time second team All-Conference

2018 Academic All-State honoree

Led the conference in 2018 with an OBP of .669 and was third in Iowa 5A

Competed on the varisty swimming team, basketball team, and track team

Played club ball with Iowa BLITZ

High school coach was Erin Mussett

Club coach was Owen Hunter

Claypool on joining Purdue softball: “I loved the inclusive and “family” feeling I felt immediately from the coaching staff and then the current players. Purdue is an amazing university that will allow me to pursue my masters while also continuing my athletic career at the highest level.”

De Oliveira on Claypool: “Kate is a gritty outfielder who comes with Big Ten experience. We have competed against her and we are excited that she’ll be in our outfield & not competing against us, robbing our hitters.”

Becca Edwards

Year: Senior

Position: Infielder

Last School: Green Bay

Club Team: BATS Fastpitch

2022 / AS A JUNIOR AT GREEN BAY

– Second Team All-Horizon League honoree

– Horizon League All-Academic Team

– East/NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

– Batted .275 on the season, appearing in 46 while making 43 starts, all at first base

– Crushed three home runs

– Brought in 16 runs

– Recorded the team’s fourth-highest on-base % of .391

– Notched 48 total bases

2021 / AS A SOPHOMORE AT GREEN BAY

– Started in 34 of 35 games played

– Hit a .272 with 25 hits and six doubles

– Recorded 15 RBI and 31 total bases

2020 / AS A FRESHMAN AT GREEN BAY

– Played in 14 games with 11 starts

– Hit .281 for the COVID-19 shortened season

– Produced four RBI

HIGH SCHOOL

– Two-time All-State honoree

– Named First Team All-Conference as a junior and senior

– Named both Team MVP and Team Offensive MVP as a junior and senior

– Earned All-District honors her final two years

– Four-time letterwinner

– Helped her high school to three conference championship titles

Edwards on joining Purdue softball: “I’m beyond excited to join the Purdue softball family.  It gives me the chance to achieve the goals I’ve had since I was a little girl.”

De Oliveira on Edwards: “Becca has a powerful bat and is ready for the challenge of competing in the Power Five. She is ready to work hard and also push her teammates.”

Madi Elish

Year: Sophomore

Position: Pitcher

Hometown: Crown Point, Ind.

Previous School: Arizona

2022 / AS A FRESHMAN AT ARIZONA

Appeared in 31 games with seven starts in the circle as a freshman

Threw a career high six strikeouts in two games – vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/24) and at New Mexico State (4/27)

Went 8-3 from the circle

Tossed a 4.34 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 77.1 innings pitched

Totaled 27 assists and two putouts on the season

Pitched two complete games

HIGH SCHOOL

Ranked #21 recruit in the country by Extra Inning Softball

Ranked #40 recruit by FloSoftball

A three-time all-city and all-conference selection

Three-time all-state performer, including two first team honors

Named Co-MVP of the Crown Point High School softball team

Helped her high school team to two sectional championships and one regional championship

Elish on joining Purdue: “The coaches really drew me in with how they really emphasized the meaning of family in their program. It is close to home so my family will be able to come and watch, and the campus is beautiful. I missed the four seasons; I am excited to get back to the Midwest.”

De Oliveira on Elish: “Madi has competed on the biggest stage, participating on a 2022 Women’s College World Series team. She is a top pitcher and an Indiana native, which will be a great combination as we will look to her to lead our Boilermakers from the circle.”

HAILEY HAYES

Position: Infielder/Catcher

Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.

Previous School: Boise State

Year: Junior

2022 / AS A SOPHOMORE AT BOISE STATE

Started one of six games played

Hit .500 and tallied three hits, a double and triple along with four RBI and two runs

Recorded a triple and three RBI in win against Providence (Feb. 26)

2021 / AS A FRESHMAN AT BOISE STATE

Academic All-Mountain West

Mountain West Scholar Athlete

Appeared in 29 games, including 26 starts

Batted .256 with one triple, and one home run and two RBI

HIGH SCHOOL

Was a four-year starter at second base for the Falcons and coach Matt Sweeney

As a junior in 2019, hit .450 with 41 hits, nine doubles, one home run and 21 RBIs

Helped Foothill High to three-straight East Bay League titles and three-consecutive appearances in the CIF North Coast Section Division I tournament championship game, winning titles her freshman and junior seasons

2019 all-state selection and a three-time all-league honoree

Has ranked 107th on Extra Inning Softball’s Extra Elite Class of 2020 player rankings

Was recruited by Boise State as a combination infield/catcher

Remainder of her senior season was canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Played all infield positions and catcher for the club team batting .337 during 2019 with 34 hits, five doubles, one triple, 10 RBIs and 19 runs scored

Hayes on what it means to be a Boilermaker: “Joining the Purdue softball family means opportunity. Opportunity to grow academically, personally and athletically. To be a part of something greater than myself in a loving and encouraging environment.” 

De Oliveira on Hayes: “Hailey brings versatility to our roster. She is athletic, hard working and will make everyone around her compete hard.”

Anna Lonchar

Position: Infielder/Catcher

Hometown: Bristow, Va.

Previous School: UMBC

Year: 5th Yr

2022 / AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR

Recorded a .296 batting average on the season

Ended her senior campaign with 

Recorded two doubles vs. Georgetown (2/27)

Crushed a home run vs. UAlbany (5/14)

Scored a pair of runs vs. Quinnipiac (3/20)

2021 / AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR

Started all 30 games she appeared in, mostly at catcher

Had a .996 fielding percentage for the season

Hit-by-pitch team-high six times and is program’s all-time leader in the category (24)

Went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBI, a run scored and a walk in a victory over Maine (5/1)

2020 / AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE

Played in all 14 games, finishing with one home run and five RBI

Hit eventual game-winning two-run homer against Seton Hall on February 22

Later that night she went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored against Iona

Had a double and a stolen base against Coppin State on March 4

Spent time in the field at catcher and third base, finishing with a 1.000% fielding percentage in 114 chances

2019 / AS A Redshirt Freshman

Appeared in 54 games with 52 starts, primarily at catcher

America East All-Rookie Team

Tied for team lead in home runs (six)

Threw out ten runners attempting to steal

Recorded seven multi-hit games

Hit walk-off, two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth against Delaware State (4/13)

Tops on team and conference with 10 hit-by-pitches, and her 15 career hit-by-pitches are second most all-time

Her 368 putouts were the seventh most in a single season in UMBC history

2018 / AS A FRESHMAN

Played in 12 games and accumulated 29 at-bats before sustaining a season-ending injury

Tallied five hits, including two doubles and a triple

Finished with three RBI, walked twice and scored a run

Lonchar on her style of play: “I am calm and even-keeled through the game’s highs and lows. I communicate effectively on the field and in the dugout while doing whatever the team needs me to do in the moment.”

De Oliveira on Lonchar: “Anna has competed in postseason for three of her four collegiate years. She has high expectations and will help our team compete at a championship level.”

BUTLER VOLLEYBALL: Preview: Outside Hitters

A senior and an All-Big East Freshman Team selection from a year ago headline the 2022 outside hitters for the Butler volleyball team.

Megan Sheridan, the longest tenured Bulldog on the team, will be relied on for production from the right side with her lefty swing, while Mariah Grunze will look to build on a breakout rookie season.

“We have pins that are so versatile and can swing on either pin,” head coach Sharon Clark said. “Destiny (Cherry) and Amina (Shackelford) bring great offense, but their hallmark is how volatile the blocking can be. Mariah was our go-to terminator last season, and playing six rotations gives us so many options to get her the ball for a quick kill. Megan has proven herself to be a strong and effective weapon from the right side attack. Keep your eyes out for our two freshmen who will challenge for an outside hitter spot early in the season.”

Sheridan finished second on the team in hitting percentage (.234) among those with at least 100 kills last fall. She tallied 136 kills, 51 digs and 20 blocks during the 2021 season.

Elana Brueggemann is another senior outside hitter on the roster. The Carmel, Ind., native is coming off a 2021 season where she put down 34 kills and produced 14 blocks.

Grunze, a Waterford, Wis., native, played in all 32 matches and 112 total sets and finished second on the team in kills (296), digs (273) and aces (21) on her way to a spot on the 2021 All-Big East Freshman Team.

Cherry also proved versatile during her freshman season, tallying 51 kills, 26 blocks and 20 digs while playing in 18 matches and 49 sets.

Shackelford is listed as a middle blocker but spends a lot of time on the outside as well. Freshman Brooklyne Darby, a Mason, Ohio native, is listed as an outside hitter and defensive specialist, while fellow freshman Rylie Tam, a High Springs, Fla., native, also looks to make an impact at the position.

IUPUI WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL INKS THREE FOR 2022-23 SEASON

INDIANAPOLIS – With the season right around the corner, head coach Kate Bruce adds three more to the 2022-23 women’s basketball roster. Transfers Genesis Parker and Jazmyn Turner join freshman Abby Wolterman on the Jaguar roster.

“We are really excited to add Abby, Genesis, and Jazmyn to our Jaguar family,” said coach Bruce. “They are extremely skilled players, great students, and most importantly, incredible people.”

Wolterman, the West Chester, Ohio native, joins the Jaguars for her freshman campaign. The 6’0″ forward comes to IUPUI after winning two high school state titles with Mount Notre Dame.

“Winning two Division I high school state titles in Ohio, Abby is a proven winner,” said Bruce. “She is the ultimate teammate and has shown she will play any role necessary to help her team be successful. Her size and versatility will fit in well with our style of play.”

Along with freshman Wolterman, head coach Bruce signed two transfers, Genesis Parker and Jazmyn Turner.

Parker spent the last three seasons with Butler but due to an injury sat out most of the 2021-22 season. Prior to Butler, the 5’8″ guard out of Bristow, Virginia spent the 2016-17 season with Virginia Tech and the 2017-18 season with the University of Cincinnati.

“Genesis brings great experience from her time playing in the Big East,” said Bruce. “She is a combo guard that has a knack for scoring the basketball. Genesis is a high energy player who plays both ends of the floor.”

Turner, a 6-2 forward out of Marion, Indiana is transferring from in state foe, Ball State where she spent the 2021-22 season. Before transferring to Ball State, Turner played for Wabash College where she was tabbed as the NJCAA Region XXIV and GRAC (Great Rivers Athletic Conference) Player of the Year and NJCAA Second Team All-American. 

“Jazmyn brings much needed depth at the forward position,” said Bruce. “Her ability to score inside and out makes her a tough matchup for opponents and a perfect fit for our offensive system.”

All three additions look to make an early impact this season for the Jags. The IUPUI women’s basketball team announced their conference schedule on Wednesday with their first Horizon League match-up coming on Dec. 3 against Green Bay at the Jungle.

BALL STATE VOLLEYBALL: Travels To Purdue Fort Wayne For Saturday Exhibition

MUNCIE, Ind. – – After battling itself for nearly two weeks in preseason camp, the 2022 Ball State women’s volleyball team will get its first taste of outside competition Saturday when it travels up I-69 to face Purdue Fort Wayne for a 2 p.m. exhibition match.

Admission to the match, which will be played on Arnie Ball Court at the Hilliard Gates Sports Center, is free for all fans.

The defending Mid-American Conference regular season and tournament champion Cardinals will be battling the Mastodons for the third straight fall preseason, as the teams also squared off for exhibition matches in 2019 and 2021.

Ball State is coming off one of the most successful campaigns in program history, as it finished the 2021 season with a 30-4 record, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and captured both the MAC regular season and tournament titles.

The Cardinals return a majority of last season’s key contributors including First Team All-MAC honorees Natalie Mitchem, Marie Plitt and Megan Wielonski. Wielonski was also named the MAC Freshman of the Year after helping BSU rank first in the league and 23rd nationally with a .265 team attack percentage.

The Mastodons also return several key members of last season’s squad which finished the year with an 8-23 overall record. Junior middle blocker Ramei Jackson enters the season ranked 10th in program history with a .274 career hitting percentage, while senior libero Rachael Crucis is 12th in program history with 1,313 career digs and third with a 4.30 career digs-per-set average.

BALL STATE CROSS COUNTRY: Cardinals announce 2022 schedule

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State cross country team has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2022 season. The Cardinals are set to compete in four meets during the regular season, including hosting a race on Oct. 14.

The season begins Sept. 2 when Ball State heads to Wisconsin for a 4k race at the Vic Godfrey Open, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

The Cardinals then trek to Michigan State for the Spartan Invite – a 5k run – on Sept. 16.

Following a short trip to the south for a 5k run at the Live in Lou Classic, hosted by Louisville on Oct. 1, Ball State returns to Muncie to wrap up the regular season.

The We Fly Cardinal Classic is slated for Oct. 14 at the International Aeromodeling Center on the outskirts of Muncie.

Ball State then heads to Athens, Ohio for the Mid-American Conference Championships, Oct. 29.

The NCAA Regional Championships return to Terre Haute, Ind. on Nov. 11, while the NCAA Cross Country Championships are slated to take place in Stillwater, Okla., Nov. 19.

EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Continues Homestand Sunday Against Austin Peay

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville women’s soccer team will continue a season-opening four-match homestand on Sunday afternoon when the Purple Aces welcome the Austin Peay State University Governors to Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville.  Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.

Evansville opened the 2022 season on Thursday night with a 3-0 loss to Southeastern Conference power Vanderbilt.  UE opened the homestand last weekend with an exhibition loss to Saint Louis University as well, although the Billikens proved their worth Thursday night by defeating #8 Arkansas, 1-0.  Now, UE will look for its first points of the season standings-wise against a new-look Austin Peay squad on Sunday.

Evansville and Austin Peay played to a 1-1 draw last September in Clarksville, Tennessee.  The Governors are under the direction now of first-year head coach Kim McGowan.  McGowan guided Austin Peay to a scoreless draw Thursday at Miami (OH), a team the Governors lost to last year 2-0.  Eight different Governors fired shots in the draw, led by freshman forward Ellie Dreas with two.

“Despite the loss last night to Vanderbilt, I actually saw a lot of growth and a lot of positives in our play,” said UE head coach Chris Pfau.  “We likely will not see the same level of game speed that we saw against both Vanderbilt and Saint Louis the rest of the season, so hopefully, playing those matches will make us better as we go forward with our season.

“The key for us is to continue to build on what we have been working on in training and in these first two games.  We made improvements in a lot of areas against Vanderbilt from our first match against Saint Louis, and we have to continue to make improvements on Sunday against Austin Peay.”

VALPO MEN’S GOLF: Announces 2022-23 Docket

The Valparaiso University men’s golf team has announced its schedule for the 2022-23 season, which features five fall tournaments and six spring events.

The 11-tournament slate begins on Labor Day weekend when the Beacons head to Harris, Mich. for the Island Resort Intercollegiate, hosted by South Dakota State University at Sage Run Golf Course. This will mark Valpo’s first appearance in that event.

“We will start this season with a lot of momentum and confidence, coming off our MVC runner-up team finish last season,” head coach Dave Gring said. “We return six of our eight players from last year, and the guys are hungry since we feel like there’s unfinished business to take care of. The 2021-22 season was historic for us with a new team scoring record, a half dozen team runner-up finishes and a tournament victory at Butler. While our goals are aggressive for this year, there’s a ‘quiet confidence’ on the team and a strong desire to compete well in every tournament and win a conference championship.”

The annual home tournament is slated for Sept. 19-20 as the Valpo Fall Invitational returns to Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. With the exception of 2020 when competition was limited due to COVID-19, Valpo has hosted a home tournament during the fall in each of the last six seasons.

“One of the highlights on our schedule every year is hosting a talented field of teams at our home course, Sand Creek Country Club,” Gring said. “This year, our field will feature five new teams that have never played in our September event, including Utah State, three Horizon League teams and Missouri State from our conference. Six different conferences will be represented in our home tournament and the field will have almost 100 players. Sand Creek Country Club is in its best shape out of the entire year in mid-September, and we will look forward to a nice fan base of alumni, family and friends watching our players compete.”

The third and final event during the month of September is scheduled for Sept. 26-27 as the Beacons make their way back to West Des Moines, Iowa for the Zach Johnson Invitational, hosted by Drake at Glen Oaks CC. This will be Valpo’s fourth appearance in that event in the last five years after the team first participated in October 2018.

October will feature one familiar event and one new event for the squad. For the third time in four years and the second straight season, Valpo will play in the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate hosted by Arkansas State at RidgePointe CC in Jonesboro, Ark. on Oct. 10-11. The team will then compete in a tournament in Riverside, Iowa on Oct. 16-17, with the final event of the fall hosted by the University of Iowa.

The spring slate tees off on Feb. 12-14 with the Advance Golf Partners Collegiate at Hammond Creek GC in Palm City, Fla., a tournament that is hosted by UNC Greensboro. Valpo will compete in that tournament for the second straight year. The Beacons will fly to The Valley of the Sun for the GCU Invitational, which is set for March 13-14 at GCU Golf Course in Phoenix. That will also represent a return visit to a destination featured on last season’s schedule.

Golfweek/AGT is set for March 27-29 in South Carolina before the Beacons return to the Midwest for the Hoosier Collegiate at The Pfau Course in Bloomington, Ind. on April 8-9. The final tournament of the regular season will be a new event on Valpo’s schedule as the team visits State College, Pa. to play in Penn State’s Rutherford Intercollegiate on April 14-15.

After finishing as the team runner-up and boasting the individual medalist last season, Valpo will look to take the next step by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference title at this season’s MVC Championship, which will take place on April 23-25 at Oakwood CC in Coal Valley, Ill.

“Our 11-tournament schedule will be the most competitive schedule that we have played in my 12 years of coaching,” Gring said. “We will play five tournaments in the fall and six tournaments in the spring, and four of those events will be played on golf courses that we have never seen before. We will travel to eight different states and compete against a wide variety of talented teams in all four regions of our country. I’m excited for our team to really be tested throughout the year and compete on some well-designed and high-quality golf courses.”

Coming off a banner season for the program, Valpo returns six players including its top three scoring averages from last season while adding a pair of talented newcomers to the mix.

“We graduated two of our seniors last year and we will certainly miss their leadership and levels of talent,” Gring said. “Two of our six returnees received MVC honors last year, with Caleb and Anthony being named all-conference and Anthony finishing as medalist in the conference championship and being named Newcomer of the Year. Our six returnees accounted for 55 of our 59 rounds at or under par, four tournament medalist finishes and 14 Top-5 individual finishes. We will be adding a true freshman and a graduate transfer to our lineup this year. All eight of our players had a terrific summer of competition and will return to school ready to compete this fall.”

MARIAN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: ANNOUNCES 2022 INCOMING CLASS

INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian women’s basketball team has announced their incoming class for the 2022-2023 season, as announced by head coach Steve Brooks just two months prior to the start of the regular season. The Knights will welcome six new faces to the roster, featuring four freshman and two transfers with previous collegiate experience.

Kenna Kirby | FR | G | 5’8 | Pittsboro, Ind. | Tri-West HS

High School: All-time leading scorer at Tri-West… Set record for most points scored in a single game (44) and most 3’s made in a single game (7)… Sagamore Conference Player of the Year in 2022 and 2021… 4x First Team All-Sagamore Conference… 4x First Team All-Hendricks County Team… 2022 Hendricks County Comeback Player of the Year.

Personal: Born September 7… Daughter of Anthony and Erin Kirby… Plans to major in exercise science.

Olivia Faust | FR | F | 6’1 | Indianapolis, Ind. | Triton Central HS

High School: 2022 ICC Player of the Year… 2022 ICC All-Conference… 2022 First Team All-Shelby County… IBCA/Franciscan Health Senior All-State Small School selection.

Personal: Born October 6… Daughter of Chris and Brooke Faust… Plans to major in sport performance.

Abbey McNally | FR | F | 6’1 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Colerain HS

High School: Colerain HS All-Time leader in points (1,433) and rebounds (1,044)… 2021 First Team All-Conference Defensive Player of the Year… 2022 First Team All-District… Larosa’s Athlete of the Year (2021 & 2022)… GMC Defensive Player of the Year in 2021… Women’s Basketball “Honor, Hustle, and Hunger” Award (2020)… Women’s Basketball “Pride, Hustle, and Desire” Award (2019)… Four-year varsity letter winner in basketball… 2x Cardinal Award… Multi-Sport Athlete Award… Four-year scholar athlete.

Personal: Born March 25… Daughter of John and Kathy McNally… Has a twin sister, Kiley… Plans to major in nursing.

Kiley McNally | FR | G | 6’0 | Cincinnati, Ohio | Colerain HS

High School: Career leader in steals (274)… First Team All-Conference (2020 & 2022)… 2022 Women’s Basketball MVP… 2022 Coach’s Award… 2021 Women’s Basketball Most Improved Player… Four-year varsity letter winner… Multi-Sport Athlete Award… Four-year scholar athlete.

Personal: Born March 25… Daughter of John and Kathy McNally… Has a twin sister, Abbey… Plans to major in nursing.

Sidney Jones | JR | F | 5’10 | Missouri City, Texas | Highland CC

Previous College Experience: Played two seasons at Highland CC… NJCAA Third Team All-Conference (2021-22)

Personal: Born December 25… Daughter of Avery and Joyce Jones… Plans to major in nursing

Sara Majorosova | JR | G | 5’7 | Kosice, Slovakia | Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Previous College Experience: Transfers to Marian from SIUE… Saw action in 16 games as a sophomore… Appeared in 24 games as a freshman… Second on the team in assists (45) and had one of the best assist-to-turnover ratios on the team as a freshman.

Notable: 4x European Champion … Four-Time Member of Slovakian European National Team … 4x MVP in high school on the national championship team … Averaged 6.4 points, 2.5 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game in Europe in 2019-20.

Personal: Born August 19… Daughter of Josef Majoros and Martina Majorosova… Plans to major in psychology.

Marian will begin their 2022-2023 season on October 29 as they travel to Rochester University.

EARLHAM ATHLETICS: Earlham College announces 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame Class

RICHMOND — The Earlham College athletic department is excited to announce the 2022 inductee class for the Earlham College Hall of Fame.

The 2022 class includes five former student athletes who excelled in their programs while attending the college, and are now set to be honored during the homecoming festivities in October.

Ikumi Doucette ’12, Joy Doucette ’12, Chad Wertman ’11, Matt Rayl ’98, and Melissa Johnson ’03 will be inducted into the Earlham College Hall of Fame as the 2022 class.

Ikumi Doucette ’12

Ikumi Doucette was a four-year member of the Earlham women’s soccer team from 2009-12. Her 25 total goals scored ranks second in Earlham women’s soccer history and she also tallied seven assists. Her 2012 season resulted in 12 goals, which ranks second all-time in goals per season.

During her time with the team, the Quakers boasted a record of 49-24-5 and won three HCAC regular season championships. Ikumi was selected to the first team All-HCAC three times, and earned HCAC Offensive Player of the Year her junior season.

Ikumi played alongside her sister, Joy while at Earlham, and the two were both selected to join the Athletics Hall of Fame in the 2022 class.

Joy Doucette ‘ 12

Joy Doucette left a lasting impact on the Earlham College women’s soccer team with the program records in career goals and assists. A four-year member of the program, Joy helped lead the team to a 49-24-5 record with three HCAC regular season championships.

Joy was named first team All-HCAC three times and was placed on the All-NCAC second team her freshman year. In 2010, Joy ranked 19th among NCAA Division III leaders in total assists with 12. She tallied 11 assists in 2012 to rank 27th in total assists.

Joy was also selected as the HCAC Offensive MVP in 2012 after reaching 11 assists and goals.

Joy played alongside her sister, Ikumi during her four years at Earlham, and the two were both selected to join the Athletics Hall of Fame in the 2022 class.

Chad Wertman ’11

Chad Wertman enjoyed a successful career throwing shot put for the Earlham track and field team. A four-time NCAC Champion in the event, Wertman earned a 10th-place finish in the 2010 NCAA Division III Indoor Championships.

Throughout his tenure with the Quakers, Wertman was named all-conference eight times (6 NCAC, 2 HCAC) and Field Athlete of the Week six times (3 HCAC, 3 NCAC). He was also selected to the NCAC 30th Anniversary All-Decade Indoor Track and Field Team for the shot put.

In 2011, Chad earned the Earlham College George VanDyke Award, as well as the Earlham Track and Field MVP. Wertman still holds the program record for the shot put both indoors (53′ 9-½”) and outdoors (53′ 6-½”).

Matt Rayl ’98

Matt Rayl was a four year member of the Earlham football team in the late 90’s and set a career sack mark that has yet to be broken.

A 1998 graduate, Rayl tallied 248 tackles and 36.5 sacks and five fumble recoveries for the Quakers. He played in all 40 games during his tenure on the defensive line.

Matt was named to the honorable mention list in the NCAC in 1996, and earned second team All-NCAC honors in 1997. He was also a member of the second team All-North region in Don Hansen’s Football Gazette.

Melissa Johnson ’03

Melissa Johnson was selected to join the Hall of Fame class as a special designee for the lasting impact she left on Earlham College and its community. Melissa represented the Quaker women’s basketball team for over 12 years. A four-year player and three-year captain, Melissa earned Earlham defensive player of the year twice as a player and helped the team to the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament finals in 2011. Upon graduation, Melissa earned the George Van Dyke Outstanding Athlete Award and the Kathryn Webber Scholar-Athlete Award. In addition to her bachelor’s degree in biology from Earlham, Johnson graduated from the College’s Masters of Arts in Teaching program in 2007.

Melissa spent four years as an assistant coach before taking the helm in 2011. The 2013-14 squad posted the best record for the program since Johnson was a player in 2002-03. After stepping away from the program in 2014 for a medical leave, Johnson returned to her position as head coach prior to the 2017 season, but was forced to step aside once more due to health concerns prior to the season.

Melissa passed away on July 18, 2022 after a long illness.

The 2022 class will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame as part of Homecoming festivities on October 15.

WABASH ATHLETICS: 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame Announced

A four-time national champion wrestler, power-hitting first baseman, bruising, All-American running back, and shot-blocking phenom highlight the 2022 inductees in the Wabash College Athletics Hall of Fame.

One of the signature events hosted by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Wabash Men, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, September 23 as part of Homecoming Weekend festivities.

While the induction class includes several all-time greats, the three Lefever brothers and one of the most successful wrestling teams in history steal the spotlight.

The NAWM chose to induct four-time national wrestling champion Riley Lefever ’17 along with his brothers, national champion Conner Lefever ’16 and three-time All-American Reece Lefever ’16 in the same Hall of Fame class. The 2014-15 wrestling team will also be enshrined – all three Lefever brothers wrestled for national titles that year with Riley and Conner winning championships and Reece taking second in the nation. The team finished third overall – the highest finish in Wabash history until the 2022 team placed second at nationals.

This year’s inductees also include Nate Boulais ’03 in football, Chris Davis ’93 in swimming and diving, Joe DesJean ’03 in basketball, John Holm ’12 in baseball, and Mason Zurek ’16 in football.

Riley Lefever stands alone as the “G.O.A.T.” of Wabash wrestling. The talented scholar-athlete won four straight national championships, was twice named Academic All-America, and is the only athlete in Wabash history to win the coveted Pete Vaughan Award four straight years. He was twice named the Most Dominant Wrestler in Division III and posted an all-time record of 158-6 – winning every match he wrestled against Division III competition.

Conner Lefever qualified for the national championships three times, claiming two Midwest Regional Championships. He won the national championship at 174 pounds in 2015 and posted a career record of 85-18.

Until his brother, Riley, eclipsed him, Reece Lefever ’15 was Wabash’s first wrestler to earn All-America honors in three consecutive seasons. He finished as national runner up at 157 pounds in 2015, while taking fourth in 2014 and seventh in 2013. He was a Third Team Academic All-American and finished with a career record of 107-14.

Nate Boulais was the co-captain of the 2002 Wabash football team that won the College’s first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference championship and went 12-1 before losing to eventual national champion Mount Union in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. As a senior, he was a team captain, won the NCAC’s Defensive Player of the Year award, and was named a Hewlett Packard First Team All-American. He was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at linebacker who totaled 364 career tackles (currently third all-time).

Chris Davis was a four-year letterman as a diver on Gail Pebworth’s Hall of Fame teams of the early 1990s, which posted a 37-0 dual meet record. He is the College’s only All-American diver, finishing 15th at the NCAA Championships to earn Honorable Mention All-America honors. A two-time national qualifier, Davis was a major point scorer for Wabash’s four straight Liberal Arts Invitational Championships – winning individual titles – and he also captured DePauw and Wabash invitational titles.

Joe DesJean was the most dominant big man to play for Wabash since Pete Metzelaars ’82, lettering four times and earning team MVP honors three straight seasons. A remarkably consistent scorer, rebounder, and shot-blocker, DesJean was Wabash’s first-ever three-time First Team All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection. He led the Little Giants in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots three straight seasons, and finished his career with 1,506 points, 825 rebounds, and an all-time record 194 blocked shots.

John Holm was the most feared hitter in the North Coast Athletic Conference during his four-year onslaught on the record books. Holm started all 162 games in which he played and set the all-time records for home runs (41), RBIs (171), total bases (360), and slugging percentage (.641), while also setting single-season records for home runs, RBIs, and total bases. His finest season came in 2011 when, as a junior, Holm hit .373 with 12 home runs, 52 RBI, and 105 total bases en route to becoming a D3baseball.com Honorable Mention All-American.

Mason Zurek is the all-time rushing leader at Wabash and holds records for most rushing yards in a game (326), season (2,011), and career (3,379). He scored 40 rushing touchdowns and 42 TDs overall. He broke the Monon Bell Game rushing record when he ran for 286 yards against DePauw, and broke that Wabash single-game record a week later with 326 yards vs. Albion in a playoff victory in a blizzard. He was a First Team Academic All-American, a D3Football.com First Team All-American, two-Time NCAC Offensive Player of the Year, and was the 2015 D3Football.com North Region Offensive Player of the Year.

FRANKLIN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Jessica Johnson ’14 Named New Head Women’s Basketball Coach

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Franklin College Director of Athletics Andrew Hendricks has tabbed 2014 Franklin College alum Jessica Johnson as the new head coach of the women’s basketball program.

Johnson takes over the program following a tenure at nearby Marian University, where she helped guide the Knights to a 30-win season in 2021-22 and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament.

“I am really excited to be back at Franklin College and lead at my alma mater,” Johnson said. “I’m ready to lead this group of women to become consistent contenders in the HCAC and establish ourselves on the national level”

“We are so excited to have one of our very own alumnae at the helm of our women’s basketball program,” Hendricks added. “Coach Johnson is a Grizzly through and through, and her tenacity will immediately play dividends for the program and for the young women she mentors. Her success, professionalism, experience and intensity will set a new standard in the conference. I am confident our players will have an unforgettable experience and that our passionate alumni will be proud to be a part of the program’s inevitable success under Coach Johnson’s leadership.”

Johnson made her foray into the college coaching world ahead of the 2021-22 season as part of Steve Brooks’ staff at Marian as the lead assistant. The Knights finished in the top-25 in the NAIA in both offensive and defensive scoring, winning three games in the national tournament. Johnson assisted in all aspects of the program during her time with the Crossroads League regular season champs.

Prior to joining Marian’s staff, Johnson was a mainstay in the Indiana high school coaching world, serving as head coach at Perry Meridian High School (2020-21), Martinsville High School (2018-20) and Clinton Prairie High School (2015-18). Each stop saw her teams enjoy success both on and off the floor, with her final season at Perry Meridian culminating in a trip to the sectional championship in 2021.

Johnson completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education at Franklin in 2014, moving into the coaching world after graduation.

HUNTINGTON MEN’S SOCCER: FORESTERS DROP SEASON OPENER TO #RV OLIVET NAZARENE

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – The HU men’s soccer team (0-1) opened its season under the lights at the Snowbarger Athletic Complex by dropping a 1-0 decision to #RV Olivet Nazarene (1-0). It was the first meeting between these two squads since 2014.

“The was a tough game coming right out of the gate,” said Coach Russ Lawson. “Olivet Nazarene is a strong team that was in the national tournament last year. They return quite a few of those pieces so this was a great test for us to see where we’re at.

“Although they had the majority of possession and chances, we did a solid job of staying organized and taking what they gave us off the counter to force their keeper into making several quality saves. The guys who came off the bench added to the mix which was also encouraging. Overall, we have some work to be done but our guys are hungry and ready for the challenge.”

After a 0-0 hard fought first half, ONU turned up the pressure to start the second frame by pinning the Foresters in their own half. The pay-off came at the 56:56 mark when Justin Eisenmann and Max Jasper teamed up for what proved the game’s only goal of the evening.

While the lead stood the test of time, the Foresters didn’t make it easy on their hosts. HU pieced together several impressive sequences to fire off six shots in the final 30 minutes that included a blast by Edoardo Moretti off a corner kick that ONU keeper Mike Giannotta punched over the crossbar at the buzzer to preserve his team’s win.

Even though Olivet Nazarene, last year’s Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champions, outshot their visitors 15-8, all eight of the Foresters’ shots were on target. ONU finished with six shots on goal and enjoyed a 10-4 corner kick advantage. 

In his first collegiate start, sophomore keeper Dan Pellegrine finished with five saves.   

Lawson and crew have a two-day rest before traveling to IU Northwest on Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. appointment with the RedHawks. 

BETHEL MEN’S SOCCER: 2nd half explosion gives Pilots 6-1 victory over Saints

Notre Dame, Ind. — The Pilots won the season opener 6-1 against the Holy Cross Saints after a heavy second half offensive attack with five unattested goals.

SCORING SUMMARY

’21 | Marcos Estabaranz (BU) Assisted by Luan Bressy

’24 | Juan Perez (HC) Assisted Elmin Ejup

’48 | Miguel Martins (BU) Unassisted

’53 | Eduardo Da Silva (BU) Unassisted

’53 | Luan Bressy (BU) Unassisted

’66 | Luan Bressy (BU) Unassisted

’79 | Marcos Estabaranz (BU) Assisted by Peiro Sabroso

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

Luan Bressy scored two unassisted goals in the second half

In 8 minutes, BU scored 3 goals to go up 4-1 by the 53rd minute

10 of the 15 total shots were on goal for BU

Eduardo Da Silva and Marcos Estabaranz scored 2nd most 2 goals

NEXT TIME OUT

The Pilots play host to RV Southeastern (Fla.) at Morey Field on August 25th with a kickoff of 7 p.m. to start the home schedule.

Southestern beat Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2-0 and set to play Point University on August 20th before travelling to Mishawaka.

“SPORTS EXTRA”

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees7347.60842 – 1931 – 2834 – 2222 – 712 – 102 – 8L 2
Toronto6454.542836 – 2528 – 2923 – 2319 – 1515 – 114 – 6W 3
Tampa Bay6355.534936 – 2327 – 3229 – 2312 – 1512 – 95 – 5L 1
Baltimore6257.52110.534 – 2228 – 3526 – 2811 – 1315 – 85 – 5W 1
Boston5961.4921429 – 3030 – 3115 – 3115 – 1221 – 85 – 5L 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Cleveland6455.53832 – 2432 – 3112 – 1431 – 2311 – 107 – 3W 2
Minnesota6255.530135 – 2527 – 3015 – 1230 – 2012 – 115 – 5W 4
Chi White Sox6159.5083.530 – 3131 – 2814 – 1526 – 2613 – 145 – 5L 3
Kansas City4972.4051629 – 3420 – 3812 – 1822 – 2610 – 184 – 6W 1
Detroit4576.3722026 – 3419 – 429 – 2022 – 364 – 122 – 8L 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston7744.63639 – 1838 – 269 – 1020 – 840 – 216 – 4L 1
Seattle6654.55010.531 – 2635 – 2816 – 177 – 635 – 267 – 3W 4
Texas5366.4452327 – 3426 – 325 – 1413 – 1126 – 345 – 5L 1
LA Angels5267.4372426 – 3626 – 316 – 1814 – 725 – 296 – 4W 1
Oakland4377.35833.517 – 3926 – 3810 – 1611 – 1820 – 362 – 8L 2
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets7743.64240 – 1937 – 2441 – 1815 – 514 – 126 – 4W 1
Atlanta7447.6123.541 – 2333 – 2432 – 2217 – 1016 – 119 – 1W 2
Philadelphia6553.5511132 – 2733 – 2628 – 2514 – 916 – 115 – 5L 2
Miami5267.43724.525 – 3327 – 3425 – 2811 – 1511 – 163 – 7L 2
Washington4180.33936.519 – 4422 – 369 – 4212 – 1415 – 165 – 5W 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
St. Louis6751.56840 – 2127 – 3012 – 1530 – 1715 – 97 – 3W 5
Milwaukee6355.534431 – 2432 – 3111 – 1330 – 279 – 115 – 5L 1
Chi Cubs5167.4321625 – 3426 – 3313 – 925 – 258 – 217 – 3W 4
Pittsburgh4772.39520.526 – 3121 – 417 – 1522 – 2914 – 173 – 7W 2
Cincinnati4671.39320.526 – 3620 – 3510 – 1717 – 268 – 212 – 8L 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers8236.69541 – 1541 – 2113 – 1119 – 835 – 127 – 3W 1
San Diego6656.5411833 – 2633 – 3017 – 1519 – 1026 – 255 – 5L 2
San Francisco5960.49623.534 – 2925 – 3114 – 1317 – 1119 – 305 – 5L 3
Arizona5564.46227.532 – 3023 – 3414 – 1413 – 1321 – 315 – 5L 1
Colorado5269.43031.534 – 3018 – 398 – 1911 – 1226 – 294 – 6W 1

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1912       In the nightcap of a doubleheader, Carl Cashion tosses a six-inning no-hitter to give the Senators a 2-0 victory over the Indians and a sweep of the twin bill at Griffith Stadium. The 21-year-old right-hander, who will not get credit for his accomplishment due to the game’s shortened nature, has an outstanding fastball, but a lack of control will limit his career to just 43 games over four seasons.

1919       The longest hitting streak in professional baseball ends at 69 games when Joe Wilhoit is held hitless by the Tulsa Oilers in Western League action. The 33-year-old minor leaguer’s phenomenal stretch, which started on June 14th and included fifty games with two or more hits, ends with the Wichita Jobbers’ outfielder compiling a .512 batting average (153-for-299).

1938       First baseman Lou Gehrig hits the final grand slam of his career in the Yankees’ 11-3 rout of the A’s at Shibe Park. The first-inning blast, given up by Philadelphia’s right-hander Buck Ross, extends the ‘Iron Horse’s major league record for bases-loaded home runs to 23, a mark that will be surpassed in 2013 by fellow Bronx Bomber Alex Rodriguez.

1938       In front of about 10,000 people attending a Saturday morning publicity stunt organized by the Come to Cleveland Committee, five members of the Indians attempt to set a record by catching a baseball thrown from the top of the 708-foot Terminal Tower. Rookie reserve catcher Henry Helf catches a ball from the 52-story structure, estimated to be traveling at 138 mph, breaking Gabby Street’s 1908 mark for a vertical catch established when the Senator backstop snagged a sphere dropped 555 feet from the top of the Washington Monument.

1939       After dropping the opener to Chicago, 9-5, the Pirates snap a twelve game losing streak with a 5-0 victory in the nightcap. Max Butcher goes the distance in the shortened six-inning contest, limiting the visitors to just two hits in the Forbes Field contest.

1945       Dodger shortstop Tommy Brown becomes the youngest player (17 years, eight months, and 14 days) in major league history to hit a home run. The round-tripper by ‘Buckshot,’ who started his career as a 16-year-old high school student, will be the only run Brooklyn scores off 30-year-old Pirates southpaw Preacher Roe, who goes the distance in the 11-1 rout of the home team at Ebbets Field.

1946       Before the start of the game against the Senators at Griffith Stadium, Bob Feller’s fastball is clocked at 98.6 miles-per-hour using the U.S. Army’s Sky Screen Chronograph. The speed of the Indians right-hander’s ball breaks Atley Donald’s record of 94.7 mph, established by the Yankee hurler in 1939.

1948       The largest crowd (78,382) ever to attend a night game sees Satchel Paige become the fourth consecutive Indian to throw a shutout when he blanks the last-place White Sox, 1-0, at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. The ageless wonder, joining Gene Bearden, Sam Zoldak, and Bob Lemon, helps the team establish a major league record with his one-hour and fifty-minute gem.

1953       The Browns beat the Baltimore Orioles, the city’s AAA minor league team, 8-2, in an exhibition game in front of a small crowd of 10,861 at Municipal Stadium. Undaunted by the low turnout of fans for the contest against the International League team, St. Louis owner Bill Veeck seeks and will receive permission to shift his franchise to the Charm City, a move denied by the American League owners last year.

1957       In the nightcap of a doubleheader, Robert Keegen throws the White Sox’s first no-hitter in twenty years, beating the Senators, 6-0. The Comiskey Park no-no is the first one thrown at night in franchise history.

1961       In the second game of a doubleheader, the Phillies snap a 23-game losing streak when the team beat the Braves at Milwaukee’s County Stadium, 7-4. The winning pitcher John Buzhardt, who wears jersey #23, throws a complete game, ending the Philadelphia’s skid, a major league mark for the most consecutive defeats by a team.

1963       In his first major league start, Grover Powell blanks the Phillies in the Mets’ 4-0 victory at Connie Mack Stadium. The shutout will be the only big league win for the 21-year-old right-hander, who, after pitching four more scoreless innings in his next appearance, will lose his effectiveness when he is struck in the face by a line drive hit by Pittsburgh first baseman Donn Clendenon.

1963       A’s right-hander Moe Drabowsky tosses a one-hitter against the Senators, going the distance in team’s 9–0 victory in Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium. Washington’s lone hit is a fourth-inning bunt single by Don Blasingame, marking the third time the infielder spoils a no-hitter by getting the only safety in a game.

1964       Due to a misunderstanding caused by Mickey Mantle misinforming his teammate that their manager Yogi Berra had asked for the harmonica to be played louder, a confrontation occurs on the back of the team bus between the skipper, who had actually requested for the music to stop, and utility player Phil Linz. Some believe the well-publicized incident fired up the third-place team to a successful pennant run but may have reinforced the perception Berra had lost control of the club, leading to his dismissal after Game 7 of the World Series.

1967       In the first game of a twin bill in Boston, switch-hitter Reggie Smith, in a 12-2 rout of the Angels, becomes the first Red Sox player to blast a home run from each side of the plate. Until today, no Fenway Park batter had accomplished the feat.

1967       In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Fenway Park, the Red Sox rally from an eight-run deficit to beat the Angels, 9-8. The big blow is Carl Yastrzemski’s fifth-inning three-run homer, his second of the day, having gone deep with two men on in the first game.

1974       In an 18-8 rout of the Cubs, the Dodgers collect 24 hits and set a club record with 48 total bases, including Davey Lopes’ three home runs, double, and single. The Dodger second baseman’s 15 total bases are the most ever for a leadoff hitter.

1974       At Anaheim Stadium, Angel hurler Nolan Ryan throws a ball “officially” clocked at 100.9 miles per hour by the Guinness Book of World Records. The right-hander’s pitch, tossed in a losing effort against Detroit, is the fastest pitch ever thrown in major league baseball.

1974       Nolan Ryan whiffs 19 batters in a game for the second time in eight days and the third time this season. The Angels’ right-hander’s stellar performance isn’t enough when he loses to Detroit’s Mickey Lolich in an 11-inning complete-game duel, 1-0.

1978       In the visitors’ clubhouse at Shea Stadium, Dodger Blue becomes black and blue when Steve Garvey confronts teammate Don Sutton about a Washington Post story in which the pitcher is critical of him. After the right-hander confirms he had made the comments, the argument becomes physical when he makes an inappropriate remark about the first baseman’s wife.

1980       Leo Sutherland’s single with one out in the ninth inning spoils Dan Spilner’s bid for a no-hitter against the White Sox. The 28-year-old Indian right-hander will get the next two outs and settle for a one-hit, 3-0 victory over Chicago at Comiskey Park.

1985       Dwight Gooden, going the distance in the Mets’ 3-0 victory over San Francisco at Shea Stadium en route to his 13th consecutive win, whiffs 16 batters to become the first National League pitcher to strike out 200 or more batters in each of his first two seasons. After improving his record to 19-3 with his sixth shutout, the 20-year-old sophomore matches Herb Score’s accomplishment in the American League in 1955 and 1956 with the Indians.

1989       The Mets have a busy day on the trading block when they send popular outfielder Mookie Wilson to the Blue Jays for pitcher Jeff Musselman and minor leaguer Michael Brady. New York also gets Frank Viola from the Twins for pitchers Rick Aguilera, David West, and Kevin Tapani and two minor leaguers.

1995       Indians closer Jose Mesa picks up his 37th save in as many opportunities to set a major league record. The right-handed reliever pitches a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Tribe’s 8-5 win over Milwaukee at Jacobs Field.

1998       At Shea Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire becomes the first player in major league history to hit fifty home runs in three consecutive seasons. Mac’s seventh-inning solo shot, the second of back-to-back round-trippers off Willie Blair, helps to defeat the Mets, 2-0.

2000       The Yankees honor Whitey Ford, their winningest pitcher in franchise history, is honored during ceremonies on his day at Yankee Stadium. The crafty lefty holds the team record for victories (236), innings pitched (3,170 1/3), strikeouts (1,956), and shutouts (45).

2001       Ken Griffey Jr. hits a walk-off, inside-the-park home run against the Cardinals, giving the Reds a 5-4 victory at Cinergy Field. The Cincinnati slugger, who missed half the season due to a pulled hamstring, circles the bases when the ball caroms of the centerfield fence, eluding outfielders Kerry Robinson and Jim Edmunds.

2002       A judge issues a temporary restraining order preventing the sale of Barry Bonds’ 600th career home run ball hit into the Pacific Bell Park stands on August 9th. Jay Arsenault, who allegedly promised friends after being given a game ticket to split any monetary gains if he caught the historic baseball, has been ordered to appear in court for a hearing on September 5th along with the prized souvenir.

2005       Using the equivalent of a 98-miles-per-hour major league fastball, 12-year-old Kalen Pimentel ties a Little League World Series record for strikeouts in a six-inning game. The preteen from Rancho Buena Vista strikes out 18 Owensboro batters (all of the recorded outs) when his team coasts to a 7-2 victory in the tournament pool.

2005       The Royals snap their 19-game losing streak, beating the A’s in Oakland, 2-1. The skid ends two games shy of the American League record of 21 straight defeats established by the Orioles in 1988.

2008       Umpires sign an agreement that will allow major league baseball to start using instant replay to help determine boundary calls, such as determining fair or foul fly balls and difficult home run rulings. The installation of the necessary equipment has been taking place in ballparks, hoping to use the technology later this month.

2008       After the Angels score the potential winning run in the top of the inning of an eventual 5-4 victory over the Rays, Francisco Rodriguez pitches a perfect ninth to record his 48th save, establishing a new franchise record. The right-handed closer had set the previous team mark with 47 saves in 2006.

2012       The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Major League Baseball All-Stars Forever stamps takes place at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY. The popular philatelic series based on historic photographs honors Yankee Joe DiMaggio, Larry Doby of the Indians, Willie Stargell of the Pirates, and Red Sox legend Ted Williams.

2017       The Pirates host the Cardinals in the inaugural Little League Classic at BB&T Ballpark at Historic Bowman Field, the home of the New York-Penn League’s Williamsport Crosscutters. In front of a crowd consisting mostly of Little Leaguers and their families, Pittsburg’s first baseman Josh Bell homers and drives in four runs in the Bucs’ 6-3 victory over the Redbirds.

2020       The Yankees, the first major league team to wear digits, assign right-hander Miguel Yajure #89, the only number from 0 to 99 never worn by a big-leaguer. The season also started with 86 and 92 never appearing on the back of a uniform until the Cardinals gave the numerals to relievers Jesus Cruz and Génesis Cabrera, respectively.

2020       The Padres set the major league mark for the most consecutive games with a grand slam when Eric Hosmer connects with the bases full, making’ Slam Diego’ the first team to hit a four-base home run in four consecutive contests. Fernando Tatis Jr., Wil Myers, and Manny Machado contributed to the historic accomplishment during the team’s four-game home-and-away series sweep against the Rangers.

WORLD SERIES HISTORY-1961

The 1961 season witnessed one of the most amazing performances in all of baseball as Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris went head-to-head for the all-time, single-season homerun record set by another slugger in pinstripes named Babe Ruth. Both men were extremely gifted athletes on both sides of the ball and their friendship and competitiveness was second to none. The press had dubbed them “The M&M Boys” and their story is an incredible example of what impact sports can have when two teammates who are as opposite as can be, come together to create something special. In the previous season, in his first game in Yankee pinstripes, Maris singled, doubled, and smacked two home runs. His MVP numbers included a league leading one-hundred twelve runs batted in and thirty-nine home runs, only one behind league-leader Mantle although he missed eighteen games with injuries. However, in 1961, Maris stayed healthy and played in one-hundred sixty-one games, (his career high). As he and Mantle made their charge at Babe Ruth’s home run record, the Yankees considered switching Maris (who batted third) and Mantle (fourth), to give “The Mick” (clearly the fan favorite) a better shot. Many experts feel that if the switch had been made, Maris almost certainly would not have broken the record.

Regardless of the decision, Mantle fell back in the middle of September when he suffered a serious infection in his hip. Maris kept it up and went into the one-hundred fifty-fourth game of the season in Baltimore with fifty-eight homers. He gave it his best shot that night, hitting No. 59 and then launched a long foul on his second-to-last at bat. Unfortunately, in his last at-bat (against Hoyt Wilhelm) he hit a disappointing, checked-swing grounder. Despite the setback, Maris remained determined and finally passed “The Bambino” on the last day of the season against the Red Sox’s Tracy Stallard. Fittingly, it went about 340 feet into Yankee Stadium’s right field porch. Maris also finished the regular season with back-to-back MVP honors, driving in a league leading one-hundred forty-two runs. As expected Ford C. Frick ruled that since Maris had played in a one-hundred sixty-two game schedule (as opposed to Ruth’s one-hundred fifty-four game schedule), his record would be listed officially with a qualifying asterisk; this decision stood until 1991. Although, he never experienced the same hitting streak, his consistency as a power hitter continued and he hit two-hundred seventy-five home runs during his twelve year career.

As expected, the rest of the ’61Yankees were at the top of their game (winning one-hundred nine) while attempting to forget the devastating loss in the previous years Series after the Pirates Bill Mazeroski hit “the shot heard round the world” in Game 7. New York, which had surprisingly dismissed Casey Stengel after the ’60 Series, was now under the guidance of Ralph Houk. The new skipper was a former reserve catcher and coach for the Yanks who practiced a slightly more modern philosophy than his long-time predecessor. Whitey Ford continued to dominate on the mound and finished with an amazing 25-4 record and relief ace Luis Arroyo had a masterful season going 15-5, with a 2.19 ERA.

Their rivals, the Cincinnati Reds had climbed to the top of the National League on the solid arm of Joey Jay (a .500 career pitcher in Milwaukee but a twenty-one game winner in Cincinnati). Many fans felt that it would be a showdown between pitchers and did not anticipate any high-scoring events despite the lumber wielding line-ups. Whitey Ford proved the predictions right in the first game while holding the Reds to two measly singles for a 2-0 victory at home in the Bronx. Jim O’Toole had pitched extremely well throughout the opener, but fell victim to the ’61 Yankees signature otherwise known as the home run. After all, they had belted two-hundred forty during the regular season and boasted the newly crowned “King of Swing” in Maris. The Red’s newest ace, Jay was given the start for Game 2 and promptly answered back with a 6-2 masterpiece of his own. After trading runs early on, the Reds pulled ahead on catcher Elston Howard’s passed ball, which followed singles by Elio Chacon and Eddie Kasko. Johnny Edwards extended the lead to 4-2 with a run-scoring single in the sixth and a throwing error by Yankees reliever Luis Arroyo as well as an RBI double by Edwards netted the Reds their final two runs in the eighth.

Game 3 returned the contest to Cincinnati for the first time in twenty-one years and the home team looked to maintain their momentum with a 2-1 lead going into the eighth inning. Bob Purkey had tossed an impressive four hitter, but was nailed by Johnny Blanchard, who had contributed mightily to the Yanks longball rally with twenty-one homers (in only two-hundred forty-three at-bats) during the regular season. The pinch-hitter / reserve catcher / outfielder stepped up in place of Bud Daley and belted his twenty-second home run deep into the right-field bleachers. Maris, who was hitless in ten Series at-bats led off the ninth and hammered his sixty-second of the year into the same seats as Blanchard. As the Reds took their turn, Arroyo was sent in to finish the job and induced pinch-hitters Dick Gernert and Gus Bell to ground out, ending the game.

Whitey Ford returned in Game 4 to build on his Series scoreless-inning streak of twenty-seven and eyed up another one of Babe Ruth’s records of twenty-nine. The Yankees veteran had no problem adding five more innings before leaving in the sixth with an ankle problem. By then his team had a four-run lead thanks to Clete Boyer’s two-run double in the sixth. Jim Coates who had replaced the “The Chairman” tossed four innings of one hit relief while Mantle, who was limited to six Series at-bats, was replaced by Hector Lopez, who hammered a two run single in the seventh on the way to a 7-0 final. In Game 5, the “Bronx Bombers” picked right up where they had left off scoring five runs in the first-inning. In the fourth, they added five more and steamrolled over the Reds 13-5 for the closing win and the title.

Although the “The M&M Boys” had managed only three hits and two RBIs in twenty-five at-bats, Blanchard and Lopez compensated with ten runs while going 7-19. Lopez had even gone further with an amazing seven RBIs in nine at-bats. As predicted originally, pitching was the determining factor in the ’61 Series as Ford, Coates and Daley went twenty-five innings without surrendering a single earned-run.

ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-1970

The American League entered the 1970’s determined to break the embarrassing seven-game losing streak that had plagued them throughout the previous decade.

American League manager Earl Weaver anticipated strong pitching as their best chance against the National League’s power hitters. It appeared to be working as a pitcher’s duel dominated the majority of the game. Finally, the streak appeared to be a bad memory as the American League took a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of the ninth.

Then it happened… The National League hooked into Catfish Hunter, who gave up a lead-off home run to Dick Dietz. Singles by the next three batters followed and a Roberto Clemente sacrifice put the game into extra innings. In the bottom of the twelfth, Pete Rose singled, then went to second on another single by Billy Grabarkewitz. Jim Hickman lined a single to center and Amos Otis charged the ball, firing a rocket to the plate for a play on Rose. Fosse tried mightily to block the plate, but Rose was determined to score and it was no contest. He bowled over Fosse, who was dazed by the collision, and scored the winning run.

A new decade had begun, but the same results echoed on. Once again, the National League had come from behind to snatch another victory from the Americans.

TODAY IN FOOTBALL HISTORY

August 20, 1920 – The American Professional Football Conference is formed at Canton Bulldogs’ owner Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile Showroom in Canton. This organization would later, in 1922, change its name to the National Football League. For more on Ralph Hay please check out this podcast from our friend Arnie Chapman, the Football History Dude, Ralph Hay Episode. Though more teams would sign on  September 17, 1920 the following franchises started business operations within the APFC on this day. The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website credits the following teams with launching their APFA/NFL franchises on August 20, 1920:

Buffalo All-Americans/Bisons/Rangers/Bisons franchise forms (1920-1929), but had no documented representative at organizational meeting. Friend of the site, Bill Schaefer from Gridiron Uniforms, has graciously shared his research and talents to let us see what the Buffalo players were wearing back then.

Rochester Jeffersons franchise forms (1920-1925), but had no documented representative at organizational meeting.

Hammond Pros ( 1920 – 1926)

Akron Pros (1920-26)

Cleveland Tigers/Indians franchise forms (1920-21). Please read about them below.

Canton Bulldogs franchise forms (1920-1926). Please read about them below.

Carl Storck, manager of the Dayton Triangles was also in attendance at this famous meeting.

Author Chris Willis in his great book The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr , says that only four of these franchises met in Hay’s offices at the Hupmobile Showroom on August 20, 1920. Besides Hay and his Bulldogs players Jim Thorpe, Frank Neid and partner Art Ranney of the Akron Pros, Cleveland Indians manager Jimmy O’Donnell with PR director Stanley Cofall and Carl Storck manager of the Triangles

The scoop on Canton and Cleveland early teams

The Canton Bulldogs and early Cleveland teams have an extremely interesting history. Our good friend of the site and expert football historian, Larry Schmitt of the Gridiron Uniform Database has shared some great information on the early Canton and Cleveland teams and since he explained it so eloquently I will let his words tell the story to all of you as well:

The Canton & Cleveland teams are among those whose history get confused, and it has to do with name changes and taking a year off.

The Canton Bulldogs are obviously one of the legendary teams that predates the NFL. They were a power house of the 1910s with Jim Thorpe as the first pro football star. They were charter members of the APFA in 1920 and Thorpe was the league’s first Commissioner (in reality, it was in title only just to get his name out to the public for credibility), as were the Cleveland Tigers. In 1922 the Tigers were renamed the Indians and disbanded at the conclusion of the season. Meanwhile, the Canton Bulldogs led, by the great player-coach Guy Chamberlin were, the first back-to-back champions in NFL history, dominating the competition with an aggregate 18-1-1 record spanning 1922-1923.

Here’s where things can get confusing. Despite their on-field success, Canton was struggling financially and had trouble meeting payroll so they suspended operations for the 1924 season. In 1923 a new Cleveland Indians team was started – this was not the same franchise from 1920-1921. Seeing an opportunity to cash in on some notoriety, the Cleveland team signed several of the Canton players and renamed their team the Bulldogs. (Some people confuse this as the Canton team relocating, but that was not the case). The Cleveland Bulldogs, with their bolstered roster, won the NFL title in 1924, but this should not be thought of as a three-peat, although for some of the players who were in Canton this was their third title in a row. Cleveland was a unique franchise from Canton.

Furthering this point, as well as adding to the confusion, the Canton Bulldogs rejoined the NFL in 1925 but the Cleveland team refused to change their name back to Indians (even though many of the players they had signed in 1924 went back to Canton) so there were two Bulldog teams in the league in 1925 and both finished in the middle of the pack in the standings. Cleveland suspended operations for 1926 while Canton played out the season then folded for good. The Cleveland Bulldogs came back for one more try in 1927 before folding as well.

August 20, 1922 – Toledo Maroons franchise forms (1922-23)

August 20, 1991 – Miami Dolphin quarterback Dan Marino becomes the highest paid NFL player when he signed a 5 year extension worth a whopping $25 million. He surpassed Joe Montana who had the NFL record salary prior to that. Now almost 30 years later quarterbacks are making more than that in one season!

HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAYS

August 20, 1909 – Beattie Feathers was a halfback from the University of Tennessee who entered the confines of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. In an interesting article in the December 2008 edition Sports Illustrated went through and named who they think would have won the Heisman is seasons prior to the award’s inception in 1935. Beattie “Big Chief” Feathers is who SI feels would have been the 1933 winner had the award existed then.

August 20, 1917 – Ed Molinski was a guard from the University of Tennessee who entered the confines of the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990’s induction ceremony. Big Ed helped the Vols win the 1938 National Championship and then the next season was part of the Tennessee squad that went unscored upon in the regular season.

August 20, 1927 – Former University of Georgia quarterback John Rauch is celebrated in the College Football Hall of Fame since his 2003 induction. He went on to play in the NFL for the Detroit Lions and then was traded to the New York Bulldogs in his first season. Rauch also spent time with the Eagles as a player. After his playing days he got into coaching and eventually was the head coach of the AFL representative in Super Bowl II, the Oakland Raiders who fell to the Vince Lombardi led Green Bay Packers in that big game.

SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS

4 – 5 – 15 – 41 – 44 – 3 – 20 – 28 – 18 – 37 – 9 – 16 – 24 – 21 – 13 – 16

August 20, 1912 – Washington Senators future Baseball HOF pitcher Walter Johnson wins AL-record 15th straight, beating Cleveland Naps, 4-2; in nightcap Carl Cushion no-hits Naps, 2-0 in 6 innings

August 20, 1915 – Chicago White Sox obtain Shoeless Joe Jackson from Cleveland for Robert Roth, Larry Chappell, Ed Klepfer & $31,500; Jackson involved in ‘Black Sox Scandal’ 1919

August 20, 1919 – Wichita outfielder Joe Wilhoit (Western League) fails to get a hit, ending a 69-game streak (155 hits in 299 at bats for .505 average)

August 20, 1920 – The American Professional Football Association forms; Jim Thorpe installed as president; later to become the National Football League (NFL)

August 20, 1938 – New York Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig (Number 4) smashed a record 23rd & final grand slam in 11-3 win over Philadelphia A’s at Shribe Park

August 20, 1945 – 17-year-old Dodgers utility Tommy Brown, Number 5 became the youngest player to hit a MLB home run in Brooklyn’s 11-1 rout of Pittsburgh Pirates at Ebbets Field

August 20, 1957 – Chicago White Sox hurler Bob Keegan, Number 15 no-hit the Washington Senators, 6-0

August 20, 1958 – Chicago Cubs used their first baseman Dale Long, Number 8 as their 1st major league lefty catcher since 1906

August 20, 1965 – Eddie Mathews (Number 41) and Hank Aaron, Number 44 (1954-65) as teammates crushing balls over the wall surpassed the total number of home runs that Babe Ruth (Number 3) and Lou Gehrig (Number 4) tag-teamed. The Braves pair whalloped 772 HRs while playing together on the same team.

August 20, 1974 – A Nolan Ryan pitch was clocked at a record 161.6 kph (100.4 mph). The legenary pitcher wore Number 30 for the California Angels that season.

August 20, 1980 – New York Yankee Bob Watson, Number 28 nailed the Seattle Kingdome speaker with a ball hit from his bat for the second time in consecutive days

August 20, 1980 – Pittsburgh Pirates centerfield speedster, Omar Moreno, Number 18 robbed a record 70 bases for 3rd consecutive season

August 20, 1980 – Cleveland Indians pitcher Number 37, Dan Spillner, 5.45 ERA, is 2 outs from a no-hitter when Chicago White Sox rookie Leo Sutherland singles

August 20, 1982 – Don Lever becomes first captain of NHL New Jersey Devils. He would wear the Number 9 on his Devi’s sweater that year.

August 20, 1985 – Dwight Gooden, Number 16 of the New York Mets struck out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win. With that Gooden became the first NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons.

August 20, 1989 – New York Met, Howard Johnson, Number 44 joined Barry Bonds, Number 25 as well as Number 24, Willie Mays hitting 30 HRs and to steal 30 bases in a season

August 20, 1990 – New York Yankee Kevin Maas, Number 21 became the quickest MLB batter to reach 15 home runs in about 132 at bats.

August 20, 1991 – Miami Dolphin quarterback, Dan Marino, Number 13 passed Joe Montana, Number 16 as the highest paid NFL player with a 5-year extension for $25 million

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Denver vs Buffalo1:00pmNFLN
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Belgium: Antwerp vs Union Saint-Gilloise2:45pmESPN+
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Brasileirão: Atlético Mineiro vs Goiás3:30pmParamount+
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FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals6:30pmFS2
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MLS: CF Montréal vs New England7:30pmESPN+
Argentina Primera División: Huracán vs Newell’s Old Boys7:30pmParamount+
MLS: Minnesota United vs Austin8:00pmESPN+
MLS: Inter Miami vs Toronto FC8:00pmESPN+
Women’s International Champions Cup Third Place Match8:00pmESPNU
Liga MX: Monterrey vs Tigres UANL8:05pmFS1
Liga MX: Atlas vs Puebla8:05pmTUDN
MLS: Colorado Rapids vs Houston Dynamo9:00pmESPN+
MLS: SJ Earthquakes vs Los Angeles FC10:00pmESPN+
MLS: Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver Whitecaps10:00pmESPN+
NWSL: San Diego Wave vs Houston Dash10:00pmParamount+
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals10:00pmFS1
Liga MX: América vs Cruz Azul10:05pmTUDN
Women’s International Champions Cup Final11:00pmESPNU
WNBATIME ETTV
New York at Chicago3:00pmESPN
Phoenix at Las Vegas6:00pmESPN2

TV SUNDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
Chi. White Sox at Cleveland12:05pmPeacock
NBCS-CHI
Bally Sports
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh1:35pmBally Sports
ATTSN-PIT
NY Mets at Philadelphia1:35pmSNY
NBCS-PHI
Houston at Atlanta1:35pmMLBN
ATTSN-SW
Bally Sports
Toronto at NY Yankees1:35pmMLBN
Sportsnet
YES
LA Angels at Detroit1:40pmBally Sports
Kansas City at Tampa Bay1:40pmBally Sports
Texas at Minnesota2:10pmESPN+
Bally Sports
Milwaukee at Chi. Cubs2:20pmMARQ
Bally Sports
San Francisco at Colorado3:10pmNBCS-BAY
ATTSN-RM
Seattle at Oakland4:07pmNBCS-CA
Root Sports
St. Louis at Arizona4:10pmBally Sports
Washington at San Diego4:10pmMLBN
MASN/2
Bally Sports
Miami at LA Dodgers4:10pmMLBN
Bally Sports
Sportsnet
Boston at Baltimore7:10pmESPN
NESN
MASN/2
MOTORSPORTSTIME ETTV
NASCAR Cup: Watkins Glen3:00pmUSA
NFL PRESEASONTIME ETTV
Philadelphia vs Cleveland1:00pmNFLN
Cincinnati vs NY Giants7:00pmNFLN
Baltimore vs Arizona8:00pmFOX
SOCCERTIME ETTV
Ligue 1: Strasbourg vs Reims7:00ambeIN Sports
Belgium: Club Brugge vs Kortrijk7:30amESPN+
Premier League: Leeds United vs Chelsea9:00amUSA
Premier League: West Ham United vs Brighton & Hove Albion9:00amPeacock
Ligue 1: Toulouse vs Lorient9:00ambeIN Sports
Ligue 1: Clermont vs Nice9:00ambeIN Sports
Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Köln9:30amESPN+
Brasileirão: Juventude vs Botafogo10:00amParamount+
Ligue 1: Rennes vs Ajaccio11:05ambeIN Sports
Allsvenskan: Norrköping vs AIK11:30amESPN+
Bundesliga: Bochum vs Bayern München11:30amESPN+
Premier League: Newcastle United vs Manchester City11:30amUSA
La Liga: Athletic Club vs Valencia11:30amESPN+
Argentina Primera División: Lanús vs Arsenal12:00pmParamount+
Serie A: Empoli vs Fiorentina12:30pmParamount+
Serie A: Napoli vs Monza12:30pmParamount+
La Liga: Atlético Madrid vs Villarreal1:30pmESPN+
Ligue 1: Lille vs PSG2:45pmbeIN Sports
Serie A: Bologna vs Hellas Verona2:45pmParamount+
Serie A: Atalanta vs Milan2:45pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Palmeiras vs Flamengo3:00pmParamount+
La Liga: Real Sociedad vs Barcelona4:00pmESPN+
Argentina Primera División: River Plate vs Central Córdoba SdE5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Atlético Goianiense vs Cuiabá5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Santos vs São Paulo5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Fortaleza vs Corinthians5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Athletico-PR vs América Mineiro5:00pmParamount+
MLS: Columbus Crew vs Atlanta United5:30pmFS1
MLS: Chicago Fire vs New York City6:00pmESPN+
Liga MX: Atlético San Luis vs Toluca6:00pmTUDN
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals6:30pmFS2
MLS: Charlotte vs Orlando City SC7:00pmESPN+
MLS: Sporting KC vs Portland Timbers7:30pmFS1
Argentina Primera División: Defensa y Justicia vs Boca Juniors7:30pmParamount+
Liga MX: Pachuca vs León8:05pmUniMas
MLS: Nashville SC vs Dallas8:30pmESPN+
FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Quarterfinals10:00pmFS1
WNBATIME ETTV
Dallas at Connecticut12:00pmABC
Washington at Seattle4:00pmESPN