MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
BALTIMORE 10 NY METS 3
KANSAS CITY 7 PHILADELPHIA 5
TEXAS 6 MIAMI 2
MINNESOTA 3 ARIZONA 2
TAMPA BAY 8 DETROIT 0
HOUSTON 7 NY YANKEES 3
TORONTO 7 BOSTON 3
CLEVELAND 4 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2
SEATTLE 9 LA ANGELS 7
ATLANTA 8 CHICAGO CUBS 0
WASHINGTON 6 CINCINNATI 3 (10)
PITTSBURGH 8 MILWAUKEE 4
COLORADO 9 ST. LOUIS 4
LA DODGERS 10 SAN DIEGO 5
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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
GWINNETT 5 INDIANAPOLIS 3
SOUTH BEND 5 WISCONSIN 3
GREAT LAKES 8 FORT WAYNE 4
CONNECTICUT 88 INDIANA 72
WASHINGTON 79 LOS ANGELES 77
CHICAGO 104 DALLAS 89
NEW YORK 76 MINNESOTA 66
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
CINCINNATI 1 NASHVILLE 1 (NASHVILLE WINS ON PENALTY KICKS 5 – 4)
COLUMBUS 3 MINNESOTA 3 (MINNESOTA WINS ON PENALTY KICKS 4 – 3)
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN AT BISHOP CHATARD, 7 P.M.
BEN DAVIS AND CARMEL AT WESTFIELD (THREE-TEAM JAMBOREE), 7 P.M.
CATHEDRAL AT FRANKLIN CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
BROWNSBURG AT CENTER GROVE, 6 P.M.
PERRY MERIDIAN AT MT. VERNON, 7 P.M.
NOBLESVILLE AT NORTH CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
KOKOMO AT ZIONSVILLE, 7 P.M.
LAWRENCE CENTRAL AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, 7 P.M.
MOORESVILLE AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS, 7:30 P.M.
AVON AT WARREN CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
LAWRENCE NORTH AT FISHERS, 7 P.M.
SCECINA AT NEW PALESTINE, 7 P.M.
COLUMBUS EAST AT MARTINSVILLE, 7 P.M.
WESTERN BOONE AT SPEEDWAY, 7 P.M.
BEECH GROVE AT INDIAN CREEK, 7 P.M.
PARK TUDOR AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, 7 P.M.
LAFAYETTE JEFF AT PIKE, 7 P.M.
PLAINFIELD AT TRI-WEST, 6 P.M.
HAMILTON HEIGHTS AT ALEXANDRIA, 7 P.M.
DECATUR CENTRAL AT SOUTHPORT, 7 P.M.
MUNCIE CENTRAL AT GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
RONCALLI AT FRANKLIN, 7 P.M.
COLUMBUS NORTH AT GREENWOOD, 7 P.M.
WEST LAFAYETTE AT DANVILLE, 7 P.M.
LEBANON AT BREBEUF JESUIT, 7 P.M.
LUTHERAN AT GUERIN CATHOLIC, 7 P.M.
COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT CARDINAL RITTER, 7:30 P.M.
SHELBYVILLE AND SALEM AT MADISON (THREE-TEAM JAMBOREE), 6:30 P.M.
EASTERN HANCOCK HOSTING JAMBOREE WITH SHENANDOAH, MONROE CENTRAL AND NORTH DECATUR, 7 P.M.
CASCADE AT PARKE HERITAGE, 7 P.M.
HOMESCHOOL CRIMSON KNIGHTS AT EDINBURGH, 7 P.M.
LAPEL AT HAGERSTOWN, 7 P.M.
MONROVIA AT BROWN COUNTY, 7 P.M.
MILAN AT TRITON CENTRAL, 7 P.M.
COVINGTON AT SHORTRIDGE, 7 P.M.
WASHINGTON AT PHALEN ACADEMY, 7 P.M.
IRVINGTON PREP VS. PURDUE POLY, AT HOWE, 7 P.M.
TINDLEY VS. TECH, AT BROAD RIPPLE, 7 P.M.
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL AT TRI, 7 P.M.
CRAWFORDSVILLE AT SHERIDAN, 7 P.M.
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 1
|BOYLE COUNTY (KY.)||AT||GIBSON SOUTHERN||6:00 PM|
|CENTER GROVE||VS.||ST. EDWARD (OHIO)||12:05 AM|
|SOUTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL||AT||PHALEN ACADEMY||5:00 PM|
INDIANA SRN VOLLEYBALL CENTRAL INDIANA WATCH LIST
REESE DUNKLE, CENTER GROVE (NORTHWESTERN)
DAKOTA ELLIOTT, PERRY MERIDIAN
ZYON FRANCIS, FRANKLIN CENTRAL
BREONNA GOSS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (DUKE)
RYLEIGH HAMILTON, SOUTHPORT
SCARLETT KIMBRELL, FRANKLIN
REESE RESMER, NOBLESVILLE
RILEY RESMER, NOBLESVILLE (HARVARD)
MIKALA ROSS, PENDLETON HEIGHTS
TIFFANY SNOOK, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (MEMPHIS)
ABBY SOLLENBERGER, BROWNSBURG
LOGAN BELL, RONCALLI OREGON)
RAEGAN DURBIN, WESTERN BOONE
LAUREN EVANS, CARMEL (BUTLER)
HADLEIGH FILIPOVICH, LUTHERAN
LAUREN HARDEN, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
TAYLOR LEWIS, CATHEDRAL (VILLANOVA)
ALEXIS MAESCH, AVON
LINDSEY MANGELSON, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (INDIANA STATE)
SOPHIA MAYO, PERRY MERIDIAN (FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL)
LAUREN PASKA, LAPEL
ISABELLE POEHLEIN, ZIONSVILLE (BOSTON COLLEGE)
ALALEH TOLLIVER, NORTH CENTRAL (BUTLER)
AVA UTTERBACK, PLAINFIELD (LOUISVILLE)
ISABELLE BROWN, AVON
MADISON BROWN, NOBLESVILLE
ABBY GRAVES, FRANKLIN CENTRAL
MACY HINSHAW, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (SANTA CLARA)
AVA HUNTER, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
EMERY MOORE, NORTH CENTRAL (PENN)
MAKENNA RANKINS, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL
JANIE RANSOM, WESTERN BOONE
LEAH RICHMOND, LAWRENCE NORTH (WESTERN MICHIGAN)
AYSA THOMAS, BROWNSBURG
KENNEDY URBAN, FRANKLIN
KAMRYN UTLEY, CATHEDRAL
KENNEDY CHERRY, HAMILTON HEIGHTS
BELLA DAFFORN, LAWRENCE NORTH
CATHRYN ERWIN, LUTHERAN
LEXI GIN, BREBEUF JESUIT (WISCONSIN)
ELLA GUILFOY, RONCALLI (VIRGINIA TECH)
ALY KIRKHOFF, RONCALLI (LSU)
SOPHIE LEDBETTER, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (BALL STATE)
LOLA SCHUMACHER, BREBEUF JESUIT (WISCONSIN)
BIG 10 WEEKLY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA
MARYLAND VS. CHARLOTTE
PENN STATE VS. DELAWARE
MINNESOTA VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS AT KANSAS
INDIANA VS. INDIANA STATE
IOWA AT IOWA STATE
NEBRASKA AT COLORADO
PURDUE AT VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. RICHMOND
RUTGERS VS. TEMPLE
MICHIGAN VS. UNLV
NORTHWESTERN VS. UTEP
WISCONSIN AT WASHINGTON STATE
OHIO STATE VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. BOWLING GREEN
WISCONSIN VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
INDIANA VS. LOUISVILLE (IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
MINNESOTA AT NORTH CAROLINA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN AT DUKE
ILLINOIS VS. PENN STATE
PURDUE VS. SYRACUSE
MARYLAND VS. VIRGINIA
RUTGERS VS. VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. WASHINGTON
IOWA VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. WESTERN KENTUCKY
INDIANA VS. AKRON
ILLINOIS VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC
PENN STATE VS. IOWA
NEBRASKA VS. LOUISIANA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MARYLAND
NORTHWESTERN VS. MINNESOTA
OHIO STATE AT NOTRE DAME
MICHIGAN VS. RUTGERS
PURDUE VS. WISCONSIN
PURDUE VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. INDIANA
MINNESOTA VS. LOUISIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
NORTHWESTERN VS. PENN STATE
RUTGERS VS. WAGNER
NORTHWESTERN VS. HOWARD
OHIO STATE VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS VS. NEBRASKA
IOWA VS. PURDUE
WISCONSIN VS. RUTGERS
MARYLAND VS. ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN VS. INDIANA
WISCONSIN VS. IOWA
RUTGERS VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. OHIO STATE
PENN STATE VS. UMASS
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MINNESOTA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHWESTERN
OHIO STATE VS. PENN STATE
INDIANA VS. RUTGERS
ILLINOIS VS. WISCONSIN
PENN STATE VS. INDIANA
NORTHWESTERN VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
WISCONSIN VS. OHIO STATE
NEBRASKA VS. PURDUE
MINNESOTA VS. ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN VS. IOWA (IN CHICAGO, IL)
MICHIGAN STATE VS. NEBRASKA
RUTGERS VS. OHIO STATE
MARYLAND VS. PENN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. PURDUE
INDIANA VS. WISCONSIN
ILLINOIS VS. INDIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MARYLAND
PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NORTHWESTERN
IOWA VS. RUTGERS
IOWA VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. MICHIGAN
INDIANA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
OHIO STATE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NEBRASKA
NORTHWESTERN VS. PURDUE
PENN STATE VS. RUTGERS
NEBRASKA VS. IOWA
FRIDAY, NOV. 24
PURDUE VS. INDIANA
RUTGERS VS. MARYLAND
ILLINOIS VS. NORTHWESTERN
MICHIGAN VS. OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN STATE VS. PENN STATE
MINNESOTA VS. WISCONSIN
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, AUG. 26
NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (DUBLIN, IRELAND) | 2:30 P.M. | NBC
MERCER VS. NORTH ALABAMA (MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
JACKSONVILLE STATE VS. UTEP | 5:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. UMASS | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. OHIO | 7 P.M. | FS1
VANDERBILT VS. HAWAI’I | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
JACKSON STATE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (ATLANTA, GEORGIA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
USC VS. SAN JOSE STATE | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
LOUISIANA TECH VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WAKE FOREST VS. ELON | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UCF VS. KENT STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
GEORGIA STATE VS. RHODE ISLAND | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN VS. NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA | 8 P.M. | FOX
MISSOURI VS. SOUTH DAKOTA | 8 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UTAH VS. FLORIDA | 8 P.M. | ESPN
TULSA VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UAB VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE VS. SOUTHERN UTAH | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. HOWARD | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | FS1
MIAMI (FLA.) VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH VS. LOUISVILLE (MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
KANSAS VS. MISSOURI STATE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
HAWAI’I VS. STANFORD | 11 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
KENTUCKY VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LIBERTY VS. BOWLING GREEN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU VS. LOUISIANA TECH | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
TENNESSEE VS. VIRGINIA (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) | 12 P.M. | ABC
TCU VS. COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA VS. ARKANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. MERCER | 2 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
IOWA STATE VS. UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TEMPLE VS. AKRON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO VS. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AIR FORCE VS. ROBERT MORRIS | 2 P.M. | ALTITUDE SPORTS
OREGON VS. PORTLAND STATE | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
AUBURN VS. UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
WASHINGTON VS. BOISE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NOTRE DAME VS. TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT VS. WOFFORD | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CINCINNATI VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS VS. RICE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. GARDNER-WEBB | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. WESTERN CAROLINA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS VS. CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE VS. COLGATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
GEORGIA VS. UT MARTIN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. MONMOUTH | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. THE CITADEL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON VS. BUCKNELL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL VS. ALBANY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. MAINE | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. NEVADA | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TEXAS A&M VS. NEW MEXICO | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UL MONROE VS. ARMY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
VANDERBILT VS. ALABAMA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
COLORADO STATE VS. WASHINGTON STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON VS. UTSA | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS STATE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OKLAHOMA STATE VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. NORTH CAROLINA (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
WYOMING VS. TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
LOUISIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH VS. OLD DOMINION | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TULANE VS. SOUTH ALABAMA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
UTEP VS. UIW | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BYU VS. SAM HOUSTON | 10:15 P.M. | FS1
UCLA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. IDAHO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | CBS
SAN JOSE STATE VS. OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
FLORIDA STATE VS. LSU (ORLANDO, FLORIDA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
MONDAY, SEPT. 4
DUKE VS. CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
HOUSTON AT NEW ENGLAND, 7:00
MINNESOTA AT SEATTLE, 10:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
N.Y. GIANTS AT DETROIT, 7:00
GREEN BAY AT CINCINNATI, 7:00
ATLANTA AT MIAMI, 7:00
PITTSBURGH AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
WASHINGTON AT CLEVELAND, 7:30
DENVER AT ARIZONA, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
INDIANAPOLIS AT BUFFALO, 1:00
TENNESSEE AT CHICAGO, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT CAROLINA, 4:00
JACKSONVILLE AT DALLAS, 5:00
PHILADELPHIA AT BALTIMORE, 7:00
L.A. CHARGERS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
KANSAS CITY AT NEW ORLEANS, 1:00
SAN FRANCISCO AT LAS VEGAS, 4:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
CLEVELAND AT PHILADELPHIA, 7:30
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
CAROLINA AT N.Y. GIANTS, 7:00
CINCINNATI AT ATLANTA, 7:30
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
JACKSONVILLE AT DETROIT, 1:00
MIAMI AT HOUSTON, 4:00
BUFFALO AT PITTSBURGH, 6:30
CHICAGO AT INDIANAPOLIS, 7:00
TAMPA BAY AT N.Y. JETS, 7:30
KANSAS CITY AT ARIZONA, 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT GREEN BAY, 8:00
TENNESSEE AT MINNESOTA, 8:00
DENVER AT SAN FRANCISCO, 8:30
LAS VEGAS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
DALLAS AT SEATTLE, 10:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
NEW ORLEANS AT L.A. CHARGERS, 7:05
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
BALTIMORE AT WASHINGTON (ESPN), 8:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA, 7:30
INDIANAPOLIS AT PHILADELPHIA (PRIME VIDEO), 8:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
DETROIT AT CAROLINA (CBS), 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT TENNESSEE, 8:15
L.A. CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
BUFFALO AT CHICAGO, 1:00
SEATTLE AT GREEN BAY, 1:00
CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY, 1:00
ARIZONA AT MINNESOTA, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT N.Y. GIANTS, 6:00
CINCINNATI AT WASHINGTON, 6:05
MIAMI AT JACKSONVILLE, 7:00
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
LAS VEGAS AT DALLAS, 8:00
L.A. RAMS AT DENVER, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
HOUSTON AT NEW ORLEANS (FOX), 8:00
WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
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BIG TEN GRABS OREGON, WASHINGTON FROM PAC-12, DEALING ANOTHER CRUSHING BLOW TO WEST COAST CONFERENCE
(AP) — Dealing another crushing blow to the Pac-12, the Big Ten announced Friday it will accept Oregon and Washington as new members next August.
The Big Ten earlier in the day cleared the way for the Pacific Northwest rivals to join the league next year and the Ducks were first to make it official with a brief video call that ended in a unanimous vote by its 13 trustees. The Big Ten a short time later said its presidents’ council had voted to accept the Ducks along with Washington.
“Our student-athletes will participate at the highest level of collegiate athletic competition, and our alumni, friends, and fans will be able to carry the spirit of Oregon across the country,” Oregon President John Karl Scholz said.
The Big Ten’s latest raid of its Rose Bowl partner conference comes a little more than a year after it landed Southern California and UCLA. The moves give the sprawling Big Ten 18 member schools, including four on the West Coast. The Big Ten will be the largest conference in major college sports, spanning 15 states from New Jersey to Washington.
“The Big Ten is a thriving conference with strong athletic and academic traditions, and we are excited and confident about competing at the highest level on a national stage,” Washington President Ana Mari Cauce said.
Former Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren had encouraged member schools to consider adding Oregon and Washington after the conference landed the two Los Angeles schools last summer, the blow that has sent the Pac-12 reeling for more than a year. Just last week , Colorado announced it would leave for the Big 12 next year and that league is posied to raid the Pac-12 again.
It has all left the storied West Coast conference that dates back more than a century on the brink of extinction.
Pac-12 leaders met early Friday to determine if its remaining schools, which at the time included Oregon and Washington, would accept the potential media rights deal with Apple that Commissioner George Kilavkoff presented earlier this week, according to a person familiar with that meeting who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the details are private.
Another person familiar with knowledge of the discussion between the Big Ten and Oregon said the Ducks were leaning toward staying in the Pac-12 late Thursday, boosting the possibility that others would follow. Instead, Oregon officials notified the Pac-12 on Friday they were still uncomfortable with the Apple deal and the school would be re-engaging with the Big Ten.
The Pac-12 and Kliavkoff have made no public statements since Colorado’s announcement last week.
“We are disappointed with the recent decisions by some of our Pac-12 peers,” Washington State President Kirk Schulz and athletic director Pat Chun said Friday before its Apple Cup rival announced it was leaving, “While we had hoped that our membership would remain together, this outcome was always a possibility, and we have been working diligently to determine what is next for Washington State athletics. We’ve prepared for numerous scenarios, including our current situation.”
Less than two weeks ago, Big Ten Commissioner Tony Petitti said his presidents and chancellors wanted to him to focus on USC and UCLA’s transition to the Big Ten and not more expansion. Now, the Pac-12’s two biggest remaining brands and perennial football powers are heading for a new home. Their closest conference neighbor, the University of Nebraska, will be more than a 1,600-mile drive away.
Oregon and Washington will receive a reduced payout, Scholz confirmed, compared to current Big Ten members and to USC and UCLA, which are projected to receive more than $60 million each in media rights revenue from the league starting next year. A person familiar with the negotiations said the Ducks and Huskies would receive about $30 million per year, with annual escalators.
Washington was a charter member of the Pacific Coast Conference in 1916, the organization that eventually became the Pac-8, then 10, then 12. Oregon joined what was then the Athletic Association of Western Universities in 1964. USC’s history in the league dates to 1922, UCLA’s to 1928.
The Pac-12 is in danger of soon being down to four members: Stanford, California, Oregon State and Washington State.
Arizona has been in talks to leave for the Big 12 and join Colorado. It was unclear if in-state rival Arizona State will join the Wildcats. The Arizona Board of Regents met Thursday night to try to get the schools on the same page.
The Big 12 also has been targeting Utah, which might have no choice but to join. The Big 12 is trying to get to 16 teams for next season in a conference that could also extend through 10 states and all four domestic time zones.
While the USC and UCLA decisions to leave started the Pac-12’s demise, last fall’s move by the Big 12 to get an early extension of its media rights deals with ESPN and Fox was key. That left a thin market for Kliavkoff and the Pac-12, which ended up with the streaming-heavy proposal with Apple that would have left its schools lagging behind other Power Five conferences in revenue.
REPORTS: ARIZONA STATE, UTAH AIM FOR MOVE TO BIG 12
The Pac-12 continued its run of bad news on Friday when Utah and Arizona State applied for membership with the Big 12.
A meeting between the schools and Big 12 presidents and chancellors was scheduled for later in the evening, multiple outlets reported.
Oregon and Washington were closing in on approval to join the Big Ten, Arizona is well on its way to the Big 12 and Colorado already announced plans to be part of the Big 12 next season.
UCLA and Southern California began the exodus with their announcement last year to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten in 2024.
The four remaining Pac-12 schools, Washington State, Oregon State, Cal and Stanford, are left to consider their options.
SAINTS’ KAMARA SUSPENDED FOR 3 GAMES, APOLOGIZES FOR ROLE IN 2022 FIGHT, THANKS GOODELL FOR MEETING
METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints star running back Alvin Kamara and Colts defensive back Chris Lammons each have been suspended for three regular-season games by the NFL because of their involvement in a February 2022 fight in Las Vegas.
The NFL released its decision on Friday, two days after Kamara was excused from training camp to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Kamara and Lammons pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges last month in a deal with prosecutors in Las Vegas that avoided trial and potential jail time.
Kamara has been one of New Orleans’ most productive players as a rusher and receiver since being named offensive rookie of the year for the 2017 season.
Speaking after practice Friday, but before the suspension had been announced, Kamara was contrite and expressed a desire to make wiser decisions going forward.
“I never want to be involved in something where someone gets hurt or severely injured or anything. Poor judgment on my end, definitely a bad decision,” Kamara said. “I was completely wrong, embarrassed the Saints, embarrassed my family, my mother. Embarrassed myself.
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t tough,” Kamara continued. “I’ve lost a lot throughout this ordeal. I’m definitely not looking for any pity and not looking for somebody to give me a pat on the back and say, ‘It’s OK.’ I know what I did. … And I definitely take responsibility. That’s part of being a man and growing. From here, I just got to make the right decisions and make the right choices.”
Noting that he was out at 5 a.m. when the fight occurred on the eve of that season’s Pro Bowl, Kamara said he’d begun making a series of unwise choices well before the altercation and would have been better served by following former NFL coach Tony Dungy’s advice to players that they not to stay out past midnight.
Kamara thanked Goodell for meeting with him on Thursday and said his visit went well.
“I think we got accomplished what we needed to get accomplished,” he said. “Happy I got a chance to do that.”
But Kamara declined to go into detail about what he discussed with the commissioner. Goodell has not commented on the meeting and NFL communications staff also have declined to comment.
Kamara played throughout the 2022 season while the NFL waited for a resolution to his and Lammons’ court case.
The two players were accused, along with two other defendants, of beating Darnell Greene Jr., of Houston, unconscious following an altercation that spilled out of an elevator and into a hallway.
Kamara and Lammons pleaded no contest on July 11 to misdemeanors and agreed to each pay just more than $100,000 toward Greene’s medical costs. The plea agreements came in conjunction with a settlement of a civil case Greene filed. Financial terms of that deal remain undisclosed.
Under the NFL’s player conduct policy, the league office may issue suspensions for conduct that is “illegal, violent, dangerous, or irresponsible puts innocent victims at risk, damages the reputation of others in the game, and undercuts public respect and support for the NFL.”
A conviction is not required for the NFL to suspend a player. The league reserves the right to take an independent view of available evidence, which in Kamara’s case, includes security video of the fight.
In 15 games last season, Kamara gained 1,387 yards from scrimmage – 897 rushing and 490 receiving. He scored two TDs rushing and caught two scoring passes.
For his career, Kamara has 8,888 yards from scrimmage (5,135 rushing, 3,753 receiving) and has scored 71 TDs (49 rushing, 22 receiving).
Before Friday, Kamara had not done any interviews since training camp began last week because he wasn’t ready to publicly revisit his trouble in Las Vegas.
“It’s hanging over you,” Kamara recounted. “Obviously, it’s self-inflicted. But nonetheless, it’s still something that’s, you know, it’s like a dark cloud. … It’s hard to kind of enjoy some of the smaller things.”
Now, Kamara said, he’s comfortable – for the first time in about a year and a half – opening up publicly about past mistakes and moving forward productively.
He said he felt like he “just had like a little boost in practice. I just felt better, like a weight was off.”
CHIEFS DE CHARLES OMENIHU SUSPENDED 6 GAMES FOR VIOLATING PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu was suspended Friday for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following an alleged domestic violence incident in January.
Omenihu was playing for the 49ers when police were called to his San Jose home for a report of domestic violence, according to the San Jose Police Department. A woman who said she was Omenihu’s girlfriend told officers that he had “pushed her to the ground during an argument,” though there were no visible injuries and she declined medical treatment.
Omenihu has participated in the entire offseason program with the Chiefs, who signed him to a two-year deal that could be worth up to $20 million to help replace departed pass rushers Frank Clark and Carlos Dunlap. Omenihu remains eligible to participate in the Chiefs’ three preseason games but cannot play until Week 7.
Omenihu started three games and appeared in 17 for San Francisco last season. He had 4 1/2 sacks.
SEAHAWKS RECEIVER DEE ESKRIDGE SUSPENDED 6 GAMES FOR VIOLATING PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Dee Eskridge was suspended Friday for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy following a domestic violence incident last offseason.
Eskridge will be permitted to participate in all preseason games and practices but will have to leave the team before the start of the regular season. He will be permitted to return to the active roster on Monday, Oct. 23, following Seattle’s Week 7 game against Arizona.
Eskridge’s representatives released a statement Friday saying that he had been arrested on misdemeanor charges following an incident with his child’s mother in February, and that Eskridge — whose first name is D’Wayne — has entered into a therapy program where the charges will be dismissed following completion.
“Dwayne entered into an agreement whereby the misdemeanor charges will be dismissed in 12 months when he completes domestic violence moral recognition therapy. Dwayne has already enrolled in and has begun therapy. Dwayne has not been convicted of any crime. He entered into this agreement because it is in the best interest of his family. Dwayne deeply regrets any embarrassment this incident has caused his family, the Seahawks and the NFL,” the statement said.
In a statement, the Seahawks say they are following “league and law enforcement protocol.”
Eskridge was a second-round pick by Seattle in the 2021 draft, but he has struggled to stay on the field because of injuries. He played in 20 of 34 regular-season games in his two seasons and has a combined 17 receptions and one touchdown. Eskridge was in line to be the No. 4 wide receiver in Seattle’s offense this season after the team drafted Jaxson Smith-Njigba in the first round.
SAINTS CAREER SACKS LEADER CAMERON JORDAN AGREES TO 2-YEAR EXTENSION
METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints career sacks leader Cameron Jordan has agreed to a two-year contract extension that could keep him with his only NFL club through a 15th season.
“Luckily, I don’t think I’ll ever have to see myself being anything other than black and gold,” Jordan said Friday at a news conference attended by his wife, four children and father Steve Jordan, a former Pro Bowl tight end with Minnesota.
Becoming a pro football star in New Orleans “has become an extension of who I am,” Jordan added, noting that “all our friends that have become like family throughout the years” live in the area.
A first-round draft choice out of California in 2011, Jordan is entering the final season of a three-year, $52.5 million extension he signed in 2019. The eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end’s contract for the next two seasons is reportedly worth $27.5 million.
While it’s common for NFL stars seeking contract extensions to hold out, the 34-year-old Jordan participated fully in the first seven practices of training camp. Only when his deal was done did he finally accept a veteran’s day off from practice Friday.
“For me, it’s all about: What can I do to get better? What can I do to hone my craft? This is the time period to do so,” Jordan said. “This is what I look forward to. I’m looking to hone my craft and inflict some damage.”
Last season, the 6-foot-4, 287-pound Jordan led the Saints with 8 1/2 sacks, giving him a career total of 115 1/2, eclipsing Pro Football Hall of Famer Ricky Jackson’s 115 with the club.
In 12 seasons, Jordan also has 15 forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries and two interceptions, one for a touchdown.
“He just demonstrates everything that we’re about,” said coach Dennis Allen, a former Saints defensive coordinator who still calls the defense during games. “He still plays at a very productive rate.
“I still think he’s the best well-rounded defensive end in our league in terms of just being able to play the run and rush the passer,” Allen added. “And there’s still plenty of snaps in that guy.”
Meanwhile, Jordan has been extraordinarily durable, missing just two of 194 career regular-season games. He has not missed any of the Saints’ 11 postseason games during his career.
“When I got drafted, I was like, ’All right, I got to make a Pro Bowl,’” Jordan said.
“After that it has all been lagniappe,” Jordan added, using a Louisiana French Creole word for a bonus, or extra gift. “I know one mode and that’s to go as hard as I can.”
The new contract overlaps the next Super Bowl to be played in New Orleans after the 2024 season, and Jordan mentioned that he was hoping to have the rare opportunity to play for a championship in his NFL home.
Jordan also reflected on numerous school visits and other community service efforts that strengthened his ties to New Orleans, and noted how the Saints, including owner Gayle Benson, had supported and participated in such projects.
“That’s been a reason why I wanted to stay in the building,” Jordan said.
And Jordan said he appreciated public comments Saints general manager Mickey Loomis made this past offseason about wanting him to finish his career with the Saints.
“When the love is reciprocated,” Jordan said, “it feels good.”
BENGALS LB LOGAN WILSON 4-YEAR EXTENSION WORTH UP $37.25 MILLION, PERSON FAMILIAR WITH DEAL SAYS
(AP) — Linebacker Logan Wilson has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Cincinnati Bengals worth up to $37.25 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the deal.
Wilson, a third-round pick in 2020, has averaged 112 tackles over the past two seasons. He has seven interceptions, 4 1/2 sacks and two forced fumbles in three years.
The Bengals have given Wilson and defensive end Trey Hendrickson extensions. Quarterback Joe Burrow is next. He’s due to receive what may end up being the richest contract in NFL history.
CARDINALS SIGN RB MARLON MACK TO 1-YEAR CONTRACT
The Arizona Cardinals signed veteran running back Marlon Mack to a one-year contract on Friday.
Financial terms were not disclosed for Mack, who joins a running back room in Arizona that features James Conner. It also has Keaontay Ingram, Corey Clement, Ty’Son Williams and rookie Emari Demercado.
Mack, 27, played in eight games last season split between the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos. He logged five snaps on special teams with the 49ers before totaling 16 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown and eight catches for 99 yards and a score with the Broncos.
Mack ran for a career-best 1,091 yards with eight touchdowns in 2019 with the Indianapolis Colts. He has rushed for 2,568 career yards and 21 touchdowns in 55 games (23 starts) for the Colts, 49ers and Broncos. He also has 65 career receptions for 547 yards and three scores.
Also on Friday, the Cardinals released long snapper Jack Coco.
Coco, 24, played 17 games last season with the Green Bay Packers. He was released by the Packers on May 8 and signed with the Cardinals on July 25.
TEXANS PLACE C SCOTT QUESSENBERRY (KNEE) ON INJURED RESERVE
The Houston Texans placed starting center Scott Quessenberry on injured reserve Friday.
Quessenberry is reportedly out for the season after sustaining a torn ACL and MCL on Thursday during training camp practice at Houston Methodist Training Center.
Juice Scruggs is in line to start in place of Quessenberry, who started 16 games last season for the Texans. The 28-year-old Quessenberry has played in 79 career games (26 starts) with the Los Angeles Chargers and Houston.
Also on Friday, the Texans signed offensive lineman DJ Scaife to their 90-man roster.
Scaife, 23, had signed with the Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers since going undrafted out of Miami this year.
EAGLES LB PATRICK JOHNSON EXITS PRACTICE WITH LEG INJURY
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Patrick Johnson was carted off the field during Friday’s practice.
He went down during a drill and grabbed his left leg before being helped to the cart.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported it was a potentially season-ending knee injury for the third-year player.
Johnson, 25, has played primarily on special teams since the Eagles drafted him in the seventh round in 2021.
He has recorded 28 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 33 career games (two starts).
FALCONS CB JEFF OKUDAH CARTED OFF FIELD
Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jeff Okudah was carted off the field with an apparent leg injury at Friday’s practice.
The severity of the injury was not immediately known for Okudah, who was defending wide receiver Frank Darby during a 1-on-1 drill.
Okudah was the No. 3 overall pick by the Detroit Lions in 2020 out of Ohio State, where he was the first Buckeyes cornerback to earn unanimous All-America honors.
The Lions’ offseason signings of projected starters Cam Sutton and Emmanuel Moseley made Okudah expendable and Detroit dealt him to Atlanta in April for a fifth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Okudah, 24, is entering the final season of his four-year, $33.5 million rookie contract and will be eligible for free agency after the season.
Okudah played in just 10 games (seven starts) combined in his first two seasons, slowed as a rookie by hamstring and core muscle injuries. He suffered a ruptured Achilles on the first day of the 2021 season.
In 2022, he played in 15 games (all starts) and tallied 73 tackles, seven passes defensed, an interception, a forced fumble and his first NFL touchdown.
BEARS SIGN TE MARCEDES LEWIS
Tight end Marcedes Lewis will play his 18th season as a member of the Chicago Bears, agreeing to a one-year deal on Friday.
Lewis, 39, was a first-round pick in 2006 and spent the past five seasons with the Green Bay Packers after 12 years in Jacksonville.
Last season, Lewis caught six passes — two for touchdowns.
By playing in Year 18, Lewis becomes the only tight end in NFL history to play beyond a 17th season (Tony Gonzalez, Jason Witten).
Regarded as a top blocking tight end, Lewis knows the roots of the Chicago offensive scheme from his time in Green Bay with Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy.
Former Packers tight end Robert Tonyan, also now a member of the Bears, was Lewis’ teammate in Green Bay.
Lewis has played in 251 career games (221 starts) with 432 catches for 5,084 yards and 39 touchdowns in his career.
SEAHAWKS RUNNING BACK GROUP TAKES ANOTHER HIT AS ROOKIE KENNY MCINTOSH SPRAINS KNEE
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Kenny McIntosh suffered a sprained knee in the team’s mock game on Friday night, another hit to a position group thinned by injuries early in training camp.
McIntosh was injured when he was pulled down awkwardly early in the second half of the scrimmage. He walked off the field on his own before being taken into an examination tent by the team’s medical staff.
McIntosh emerged after several minutes and later had a large wrap placed around his left knee. Seattle coach Pete Carroll said he didn’t know about the severity of the injury.
McIntosh was one of two injuries sustained during the scrimmage. Undrafted rookie defensive back Andrew Whitaker from Division III Washington University left on a cart with a knee injury after getting hurt during a punt.
“We’ll see how those guys come out of their tests and all. We’ll check them out tomorrow,” Carroll said.
McIntosh is the bigger worry because of depth concerns.
Starter Ken Walker III has been slowed the past week by a groin injury and Seattle has no intention of rushing him back before the start of the regular season. Rookie second round pick Zach Charbonnet missed a handful of days of practice with a shoulder injury, but returned to practice on Thursday. Even veteran Deejay Dallas is a little banged up with a sore ankle, Carroll said.
“We have a bunch of guys on the roster right now. Fortunately, it’s not too much of a burden yet,” Carroll said. “Charbonnet is coming back. He’s fine, so we’re excited to see that. (Walker) he’s not going to be out for a long time.”
McIntosh, a seventh-round pick out of Georgia, flashed for Seattle both in the offseason program and in the early days of training camp as the injuries created more opportunity for him to work with the starters. McIntosh seemed to be working into a role as a possible third-down back for Seattle early in the season because of his ability as a pass catcher and was likely to get a significant amount of work in the preseason opener against Minnesota next Thursday.
Earlier this week, Carroll called McIntosh one of the highlights of camp.
“I want to take advantage of each and every opportunity I get to go out there and show the coaches my capabilities,” McIntosh said earlier this week. “I want to show them that I’m smart enough and physical enough to get the job done.”
NFL RESPONSE TO CONGRESSWOMAN INCLUDES CALL FOR MORE FEDERAL ATTENTION TO ILLEGAL GAMBLING
The NFL has responded to a Nevada congresswoman’s inquiries about the league’s gambling policies with a letter that includes a call for lawmakers and law enforcement to pay additional attention to illegal gambling and put more resources toward combating it.
The NFL’s letter to U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, a Nevada Democrat who is co-chair of the bipartisan gaming caucus, highlights the league’s recent efforts to increase education for its approximately 17,000 players, coaches, team personnel and others about the league’s gambling rules.
“There is no higher principle at the NFL than safeguarding the integrity of the game,” NFL vice president of public policy and government affairs Jonathan Nabavi wrote in the letter, which is dated Friday and was obtained by The Associated Press. The league also pointed to its relationships with integrity monitoring services to help identify and address violations of its policies.
But while those efforts are geared toward the legal sports betting market, the letter said, the NFL believes “Congress and the federal government have a unique role to play in bringing enforcement actions against illegal operators” and noted that it has been “working to highlight the importance of federal engagement in this area.”
“We believe that additional attention and resources are needed from lawmakers and law-enforcement to address the illicit sports betting market, which still has the power of incumbency,” Nabavi wrote.
In her June 15 letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Titus asked the league for a rundown of its policies following a rash of recent gambling-related suspensions by the league.
“When players get suspended and coaches get fired, that means the system is working. The goal, however, should be to stop these bets before they are placed,” Titus wrote.
On Friday, Titus released a statement critical of the NFL’s response to her request, saying it didn’t provide an answer on the number of active investigations the NFL has into suspicious sports betting activity.
“With legal sports betting on the rise, it is more important than ever to maintain the integrity of games for players, bettors, and bookmakers,” Titus’ statement said. “That’s why I wrote all the leagues asking for information on their internal policies concerning betting, including education and enforcement. It’s very disappointing that the NFL has declined to answer our questions and instead pivoted to illegal sports betting generally in their response. It makes one wonder what they are trying to hide.”
She also reached out to the leaders in the NBA, MLB and NHL as well as the NCAA and other leagues. In the NCAA’s response to Titus last month, NCAA President Charlie Baker reported it has found 175 infractions of its sports-betting policy since 2018 and has 17 active investigations.
The NFL’s response focused on its own policies.
The NFL prohibits employees and players from betting on their own games. In addition, players and personnel are not allowed to engage in gambling in NFL facilities, disclose any nonpublic NFL information, enter a sportsbook during the NFL season, or maintain any social, business or personal relationships with sports gamblers.
But they can place non-sports wagers at legally operated casinos and horse or dog racing tracks on their personal time, including during the season.
Over the past two years, 11 NFL players have been suspended for gambling policy violations.
The causes have ranged from players who placed wagers on their own teams while not participating to players who have not abided by the league’s prohibition on betting on sports while at team facilities.
FORMER BROWNS QB JOHNNY MANZIEL REVEALS IN DOCUMENTARY HE TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE AT END OF ‘BENDER’
CLEVELAND (AP) Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel revealed in an upcoming documentary that he tried to commit suicide after being cut by the team in 2016.
Manziel, who was drafted by the Browns in 2014 following a wildly successful college career at Texas A&M, said in the Netflix documentary “Untold: Johnny Football” that a drug addiction contributed to his downfall.
Manziel said he lost 40 pounds after going on a “$5 million bender.” He was also in legal trouble at the time on charges he allegedly hit and threatened his then-girlfriend.
At his low point, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner tried to end his life.
“I had planned to do everything I wanted to do at that point in my life, spend as much money as I possibly could and then my plan was to take my life,” Manziel said in the documentary, which is scheduled to be released next week. “I wanted to get as bad as humanly possible to where it made sense, and it made it seem like an excuse and an out for me.”
Manziel said when he pulled the trigger the gun malfunctioned.
“Still to this day, don’t know what happened. But the gun just clicked on me,” he said.
Manziel was released by the Browns in 2016 after playing 14 games in two seasons.
The 30-year-old tried several comebacks but never returned to the NFL.
BEARS GREAT STEVE MCMICHAEL, WHO HAS ALS, IN INTENSIVE CARE WITH SEPSIS AND PNEUMONIA
CHICAGO (AP) — Steve McMichael, a star defensive tackle on the Chicago Bears’ famed 1985 Super Bowl championship team who has ALS, was in intensive care because of sepsis and pneumonia, his wife said Friday.
Misty McMichael wrote in an Instagram post that her husband was hospitalized on Thursday night.
McMichael spent 13 of his 15 seasons with the Bears and was an All-Pro in 1985 and 1987. He played in a franchise-record 191 consecutive games from 1981 to 1993 and ranks second to Richard Dent on the Bears’ all-time sacks list with 92 1/2. His final season was with Green Bay in 1994.
McMichael is one of 12 players whose final appearance was no later than 1998 in the mix to be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year. That list will be whittled down to as many as three by the selection committee, and the finalists will be part of the 2024 class if they are supported by at least 80% of voters next January.
Whether he was terrorizing opponents or discussing the Bears on sports talk radio, the man known as “Ming The Merciless” and “Mongo” after the character in “Blazing Saddles” who knocked out a horse, remained a prominent presence in Chicago long after his playing days ended. He also spent five years in professional wrestling in the late 1990s.
REPORTS: COWBOYS GIVE S MALIK HOOKER 3-YEAR, $24M EXTENSION
The Dallas Cowboys awarded safety Malik Hooker a three-year extension worth up to $24 million, multiple media outlets reported on Friday.
Hooker’s deal will include an $8 million signing bonus and $16.5 million guaranteed, according to the reports.
Hooker, 27, is entering his third season with Dallas after spending the first four years of his NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts, who made him the 15th overall pick of the 2017 draft.
Hooker matched his career high with three interceptions last season and made a career-best 62 tackles over 16 games (six starts) with the Cowboys. In 67 career games (44 starts), he has tallied 230 tackles, 11 interceptions, 16 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries.
The Cowboys have locked up three important defensive backs to long-term deals this offseason. After signing safety Donovan Wilson to a three-year, $21 million deal in March, they gave two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Trevon Diggs a five-year pact worth $97 million last month as training camp began.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB ROUNDUP: BRAVES’ MAX FRIED RETURNS, TAMES CUBS
Max Fried threw six shutout innings in his first start in nearly three months, helping the visiting Atlanta Braves to an 8-0 win against the Chicago Cubs in the opener of their three-game series on Friday afternoon.
Fried (3-1) allowed three hits, struck out eight and didn’t walk a batter. The 29-year-old left-hander and NL All-Star last season had been sidelined since May 5 because of a strained left forearm. Sean Murphy, Marcell Ozuna and Austin Riley homered and Ronald Acuna Jr. delivered three hits for the Braves, who have won six of seven.
Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (4-6) allowed seven runs, all in the fourth inning, and eight hits over four innings. He struck out three and didn’t walk a batter.
Cody Bellinger had two of the four hits for Chicago, which had won 11 of 13 games.
Fried retired the first 12 Cubs in order before Bellinger singled up the middle to start the fifth, but he was quickly erased on a double play.
Blue Jays 7, Red Sox 3
Davis Schneider hit a solo home run in his first major league at-bat, one of five Toronto hits in defeating host Boston.
Schneider, 24, was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo earlier in the day ahead of the opener of a three-game series. Schneider, Whit Merrifield and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered off Boston starter James Paxton, (6-3), who allowed four runs on nine hits in five innings. Daulton Varsho and Matt Chapman also homered for Toronto.
A two-run home run by Jarren Duran and a solo home run from Yu Chang accounted for Boston’s scoring. Duran collected three of the Red Sox’s six hits. Toronto starter Alek Manoah (3-8) gave up both homers and pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up three runs on six hits. He fanned five and walked two. Jordan Hicks recorded the final four outs to earn his ninth save.
Rays 8, Tigers 0
Jose Siri collected two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs and Tampa Bay blanked host Detroit.
Harold Ramirez went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Isaac Paredes went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for the Rays, who have won four of five. The Tigers have lost three of four and were shut out for the 13th time.
Rays starter Zack Littell (2-2), who is being stretched into a starter after spending most of the season as a reliever, pitched six innings, allowing just three hits, walked one and struck out one. Tigers starter Reese Olson (1-5) surrendered four runs, five hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings.
Orioles 10, Mets 3
James McCann drove in five runs and Jordan Westberg smacked a three-run homer to power Baltimore past visiting New York.
The Orioles, who won for the fifth time in six games, broke a 2-2 tie with four runs in the sixth inning. Westberg’s second homer of the season came during a four-run seventh inning. It was a sterling effort as the Orioles opened a six-game homestand. McCann finished 3-for-3.
Mike Baumann (9-0) earned the win after logging 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief. Baltimore, which leads the American League East, has scored nine or more runs in three of its past six games. The Mets lost their fourth in a row. They were limited to four hits, two of them from Francisco Lindor. Rafael Ortega scored twice for New York.
Astros 7, Yankees 3
Yainer Diaz hit a three-run homer in the first inning off Luis Severino, Yordan Alvarez homered to chase the right-hander in the fifth and visiting Houston beat New York.
Rookie Hunter Brown won consecutive starts for the first time since mid-April by allowing two runs and five hits in six innings. Brown struck out four, walked one and threw 61 of 93 pitches for strikes.
Kyle Tucker contributed a two-out, two-run double in the sixth and stole two bases. Alex Bregman produced the other run for the Astros when he was hit in the back by a fastball from Severino with the bases loaded in the second. Jake Bauers, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Yankees, who are 9-15 since July 4.
Twins 3, Diamondbacks 2
Michael A. Taylor led off the bottom of the seventh with a home run to break a 2-2 tie and power Minnesota past Arizona in the opener of a three-game series in Minneapolis.
Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler also homered and Christian Vazquez had two hits for Minnesota, which won for the third time in its last four games. Caleb Thielbar (1-1) picked up the win in relief, allowing no hits while striking out two over 1 1/3 innings. Jhoan Duran pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his 20th save.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered and scored two runs and Jake McCarthy had two hits and a walk for Arizona, which lost its fourth straight game. Right-hander Scott McGough (1-7) took the loss for the Diamondbacks, who are a major-league-worst 7-20 since July 2.
Nationals 6, Reds 3 (10 innings)
Lane Thomas belted two home runs, including a two-run homer in a three-run 10th inning, to rally Washington past slumping host Cincinnati.
Thomas belted his team-leading 18th homer, a two-run shot off Cincinnati closer Alexis Diaz (3-3). In his second inning, Diaz allowed the go-ahead double to right by Jake Alu to open the 10th. Andres Machado (2-0) pitched the final two outs of the ninth for the Nationals, and Kyle Finnegan pitched a perfect 10th for his 16th save. The Nationals won for the ninth time in their last 14 games.
Matt McLain fell a triple shy of the cycle for the Reds, who blew a 3-0 lead at home and lost their fourth straight. Nick Senzel and Elly De La Cruz also homered for the Reds, who wasted a strong start from Graham Ashcraft and have lost four straight.
Royals 7, Phillies 5
Dairon Blanco ripped a two-run single to cap a four-run sixth inning, lifting surging Kansas City to a victory over host Philadelphia.
Blanco finished with three RBIs and Bobby Witt Jr. launched a two-run shot in the third inning to become the first player in major league history to have 20 homers and 30 stolen bases in each of his first two seasons. The Royals have won seven in a row for the first time since emerging victorious in nine straight from July 19-28, 2017.
Philadelphia’s Nick Castellanos belted a two-run homer in the first inning and Johan Rojas added a two-run double in the fourth. Trea Turner had an RBI single in the sixth inning to snap a 0-for-17 drought. Aaron Nola (9-8) took the loss after allowing five runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Rangers 6, Marlins 2
Adolis Garcia went 3-for-3 and homered twice and Corey Seager also went deep as Texas posted a victory over Miami in the opener of a three-game series at Arlington, Texas.
Leody Taveres added a run-scoring double as the Rangers won their fourth straight. Jordan Montgomery (7-9) gave up two runs and six hits in six-plus innings in his Texas debut. Montgomery struck out six and walked one in a strong showing after being acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.
Jon Berti homered and Josh Bell had an RBI double for the Marlins, who have lost four of five games. Miami left-hander Jesus Luzardo (8-6) gave up all three homers while allowing four runs and six hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked two.
Guardians 4, White Sox 2
Andres Gimenez clubbed a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth to lift host Cleveland over Chicago in the opener of a three-game series.
Gimenez added a pair of doubles for the Guardians, who also got two hits from Oscar Gonzalez.
Cleveland starter Logan Allen (5-4) allowed two runs on four hits in six innings to earn the win. He walked four and struck out five.
Pirates 8, Brewers 4
Newly acquired Alfonso Rivas belted a three-run homer and visiting Pittsburgh went deep three more times to pound out a victory over Milwaukee.
Rivas, acquired in the deadline deal that sent pitcher Rich Hill and designated hitter Ji Man Choi to the San Diego Padres, finished a double short of the cycle while playing in his second game with the Pirates.
Pittsburgh scored three runs in each of the first two innings thanks to homers by Rivas and Henry Davis off Colin Rea (5-5), who allowed six runs on eight hits in four innings. The right-hander walked three and struck out two.
Rockies 9, Cardinals 4
Nolan Jones went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs as visiting Colorado thumped St. Louis to start its 10-game road trip.
Elias Diaz drove in two runs for the Rockies, who won for the third time in five games. Colorado starter Chris Flexen (1-5) allowed three runs on 10 hits in five innings. Jake Bird, Matt Koch and Tyler Kinley combined to allow one run in the last four innings.
Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (3-6) allowed seven runs on nine hits and two walks in three innings. He remained stuck on 198 career victories. Nolan Gorman hit two homers for the Cardinals, who lost for the sixth time in their last eight games. Nolan Arenado also hit a homer.
ANTHONY DAVIS, LAKERS AGREE ON A 3-YEAR, $186 MILLION EXTENSION
LAS VEGAS (AP) Anthony Davis is under contract to the Los Angeles Lakers for the next five seasons, after agreeing to an extension that comes with the highest per-season average salary in NBA history.
Davis and the Lakers have agreed on a three-year, $186 million contract extension, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul said Friday. ESPN first reported that the Lakers and Davis struck the deal.
At an average value of $62 million per season, the extension becomes the richest annual agreement in league history, surpassing the average of $60.8 million per season that Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown got last month as part of his five-year supermax deal worth up to $304 million.
Davis is an eight-time All-Star and four-time All-NBA selection and was picked to the league’s 75th anniversary team. He is coming off a season in which he averaged 25.9 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists on a career-best 56% shooting – numbers that represent one of the best years of his career.
The deal takes effect with the 2025-26 season. Davis will make about $40.6 million this coming season, then $43.2 million in 2024-25 – before the extension kicks in and carries through 2027-28. It will push Davis’ career on-court earnings to roughly $500 million by the time the contract expires, and in the final three years of the deal he’ll make about $750,000 for every regular-season game on the Lakers’ schedule.
The Lakers are 117-77 (a .603 winning percentage) in regular-season games in which Davis has played during his four seasons with the club; they’re 53-60 (a .469 winning percentage) in the 113 games that he has missed in that span.
When healthy, he and LeBron James are still one of the most formidable 1-2 punches in the NBA. They led the Lakers to the 2020 NBA title and helped the team reach the Western Conference finals this past season – where they were swept by eventual champion Denver.
“We are trending in the right direction,” Davis said when last season ended. “Obviously, the goal is to win championships, and we wanted to be not just knocking on the door but actually get it done, walk through the door. So that’s our goal. That’s our goal every time we step on the floor for training camp, and I’m 100 percent sure that will be the goal next year.”
Over his first 11 seasons, Davis has averaged 24 points and 10.4 rebounds. He has scored at least 50 points in a game five times, not counting the 52 points he had in the 2017 All-Star Game – which was a record until Boston’s Jayson Tatum scored 55 in the All-Star Game this past February.
SKY START FAST, ROLL PAST HOST WINGS
Kahleah Copper and Courtney Williams scored 25 points each as the visiting Chicago Sky rolled to a 104-89 win over the Dallas Wings on Friday in Arlington, Texas, in the first of a two-game mini-series between the teams.
The Sky’s victory overshadowed the first career triple-double for Dallas’ Natasha Howard, who amassed 28 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a losing cause.
Chicago and Dallas will square off on Sunday for third and final time this season with the Sky looking for the sweep in the three-game series.
The Sky (11-15) led by 10 at halftime and by 16 heading into the final quarter and cruised to the wire, winning — and scoring 100 points — for their second straight game. Alanna Smith added 20 points — 18 of those in a rousing first half for Chicago — and Marina Mabrey hit for 16.
Satou Sabally scored 18 points, Arike Ogunbowale had 11 and Maddy Siegrist tallied 10 for Dallas. It was the fourth time this season — and second in the past four games — that the Wings (15-12) allowed more than 100 points in a contest.
The Sky broke away from a 5-5 tie with an 11-2 run that was capped by a layup by Smith that granted Chicago a 16-7 lead at the 4:47 mark of the first quarter. Mabrey’s 2-pointer with 44 seconds to play in the period pushed the Sky’s advantage to 11 points before a bucket and a 3-pointer by Howard allowed Dallas to close to within 26-20 after 10 minutes of play.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Copper expanded Chicago’s lead to 55-41 with 1:30 remaining in the second period. The Wings closed to within seven points on Teaira McCown’s layup with 26 seconds remaining in the quarter before three free throws by Copper with 9 seconds left staked Chicago to a 58-48 lead at the break.
Copper and Smith scored 18 points each to lead the Sky, which outshot Dallas 59.5 to 48.8 percent in the first half. Howard matched that output with 18 points but the rest of the Wings starters scored a combined 18 points before halftime.
SABRINA IONESCU, LIBERTY AVENGE LOSS TO LYNX
Sabrina Ionescu scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half and Jonquel Jones had 15 points and 17 rebounds to lead the New York Liberty to a 76-66 victory Friday over the host Minnesota Lynx.
New York (21-6) avenged an 88-83 loss last week at home against the Lynx (13-15).
The Liberty, who have a six-game winning streak on the road, have won 11 of their last 13 games.
Ionescu made 6 of 11 shots from 3-point range and tallied five rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Breanna Stewart finished with 17 points and eight rebounds and Betnijah Laney had 17 points.
Courtney Vandersloot contributed seven assists.
Minnesota has lost consecutive games after winning three straight, including the win over the Liberty last week.
Napheesa Collier led the Lynx with 18 points and Kayla McBride added 14.
Jessica Shepard had 11 rebounds for Minnesota.
Neither team led by more than six points and there were 11 ties and 12 lead changes by the fourth quarter.
After the Liberty took a 39-33 lead with 3:02 left in the second, Minnesota went on an 11-2 run extending into the third. The Lynx led 44-41 with 9:48 remaining in the period.
Nine points in the third from Ionescu, who made all three of her 3-point attempts, kept New York in a back-and-forth affair with Minnesota.
The Liberty took a 58-56 lead into the fourth after Ionescu made a shot from beyond the arc with 1.5 seconds left in the third.
Ionescu made another 3-pointer with 9:29 remaining to increase the lead to 61-56.
New York took its biggest lead of seven points — 64-57 – with 7:46 left following one of two free-throw attempts made by Jonquel Jones.
Stewart’s layup with 5:35 left increased the lead to 68-59.
New York outrebounded Minnesota 43-32. The Liberty tallied 16 offensive rebounds that contributed to 25 second-chance points.
TIANNA HAWKINS, MYSTICS SNAP SLIDE BY BEATING SPARKS
Tianna Hawkins scored 17 points to help the short-handed Washington Mystics snap their longest losing streak of the season with a 79-77 win over the visiting Los Angeles Sparks on Friday.
Hawkins was one of five double-digit scorers for the Mystics (13-13), who got 15 points from Queen Egbo off the bench, 11 from Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and 10 apiece from Natasha Cloud and reserve Li Meng.
Brittney Sykes energized Washington with eight points, eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals against her former team.
The Mystics played without two-time MVP Elena Delle Donne, who missed her eighth consecutive game since spraining her ankle in Washington’s 92-84 loss at Connecticut on July 9.
Ariel Atkins (ankle), Shakira Austin (hip) and Kristi Toliver (foot) were also out for the Mystics, who had lost three straight and five of six overall entering Friday’s game.
Azura Stevens supplied 19 points and went 3-for-4 from 3-point range for the Sparks (9-18) in their 11th loss in 13 games. Nneka Ogwumike hit for 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Jordin Canada posted eight rebounds and seven assists but scored just eight points on a dreary 1-for-7 shooting effort.
Dearica Hamby (14) and Zia Cooke (10) provided 24 of Los Angeles’ 29 bench points.
Washington entered the fourth quarter ahead 58-53 and led 69-59 after Hawkins’ 3-pointer with 6:26 to play before the Sparks surged back behind eight points from Ogwumike and clawed within 75-73 on Stevens’ layup with 1:45 to play.
Cooke’s block gave Los Angeles possession and a chance to tie, but Canada lost the handle on the ensuing possession and Hawkins finished on the other end to give the Mystics a 77-73 edge with 39 seconds left.
Stevens split a pair of free throws before she made a long 3-pointer that made it 79-77 with 3 seconds remaining, but the Mystics quickly inbounded and dribbled out the clock to improve to 9-4 at home this season.
Hawkins led Washington with 12 first-half points as the Mystics held a 48-40 lead at the break. Stevens didn’t miss a shot in the first half for the Sparks, going 4-for-4 from the field and 3-for-3 from the free-throw line to pace Los Angeles with 13 points.
The teams meet in Washington again on Sunday.
SUN RIDE BALANCED ATTACK TO ROUT OF FEVER
Six Connecticut players scored in double figures on Friday night and the Sun led by double figures for the final 29 1/2 minutes of an 88-72 win over the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis.
Tiffany Hayes led the Sun (20-7) with 18 points, while DeWanna Bonner added 14. Alyssa Thomas came up shy of her third straight triple-double, winding up with 11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds after producing the first 20-20-10 triple-double in league history on Tuesday night.
DiJonai Carrington tallied 11 points for Connecticut, while Natisha Hiedeman and Olivia Nelson-Ododa each contributed 10 points. Nelson-Ododa also grabbed 10 rebounds and registered a plus-20 rating off the bench. Connecticut canned 49.2 percent of its field-goal attempts and produced a 32-25 advantage on the boards.
The Sun won for the fifth time in six games.
Rookie Aliyah Boston scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Indiana (7-20), but it wasn’t enough to prevent the Fever’s 13th loss in 15 games. Kelsey Mitchell added 13, Erica Wheeler netted 12 points and Emma Cannon contributed 11.
The Fever shot poorly, netting only 38.6 percent of their field-goal attempts, and coughed up 19 turnovers. The Sun enjoyed a 40-20 advantage in points in the paint, consistently generating easier looks with good passing.
Connecticut needed about half of the first quarter to get into gear. Once it did, it produced an 11-0 run to take the lead for good and scored a whopping 24 points in the final 5:46 of the period to take a 31-22 advantage.
Things only got more lopsided in the second quarter as the Sun kept converting while Indiana kept missing. The margin reached 56-30 in the final minute on a 3-pointer by Tyasha Harris and was 56-33 at halftime.
The Fever made a big push for the first eight minutes of the third quarter, taking advantage of sloppiness by Connecticut. A six-point possession pulled the hosts within 65-54 at the 2:12 mark before the Sun ripped off the last nine points of the period. Thomas assisted Rebecca Allen for a layup to restore a 20-point lead at the quarter’s end.
CAPITALS F TOM WILSON SIGNS 7-YEAR, $45.5M EXTENSION
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson signed a seven-year, $45.5 million contract extension on Friday.
The extension begins during the 2024-25 season and runs through the 2030-31 campaign. Wilson will make a base salary of $5.1 million next season.
“Hey Caps fans. So excited to sign an extension to stay with this team,” Wilson said in a video posted by the Capitals on Twitter. “It’s really what I always wanted. The fan base, the organization, the city, it all means so much to me. And I just want to say thank you for all the support over the years. You’ve made D.C. feel like home, and I can’t wait to get started this season and keep it going.”
Wilson, 29, recorded 22 points (13 goals, nine assists) in 33 games last season. The rugged winger missed the majority of that campaign while recovering from a torn ACL, sustained during the 2022 playoffs.
Wilson was one season removed from setting career highs in goals (24), assists (28), points (52), power-play points (10) and average ice time (18:35).
“Tom possesses all the intangibles needed to win in this league and we are extremely pleased to sign him to a long-term contract, giving him the opportunity to finish his career in a Capitals’ uniform,” general manager Brian MacLellan said. “Throughout his career, Tom has improved every facet of his game through his drive and competitiveness. We feel his work ethic and leadership qualities will be a tremendous asset to our organization for years to come.”
Wilson has totaled 295 points (128 goals, 167 assists) in 680 career games since being selected by Washington with the 16th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. His 1,299 penalty minutes rank third in franchise history.
HENLEY LEADS WYNDHAM AGAIN. HORSCHEL, THOMAS MAKE MOVES TO SALVAGE THEIR SEASONS
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Russell Henley remained in a familiar spot with a 4-under 66 on Friday that gave him the lead at the Wyndham Championship for the fifth time in the last 10 rounds, just not the round that counts toward winning.
Billy Horschel and Justin Thomas made late moves that could help salvage their seasons.
The Wyndham Championship is the final PGA Tour stop before the lucrative postseason begins for the top 70 players in the FedEx Cup.
Henley led the opening three rounds in 2021 before stumbling on the final nine and making bogey on the last hole to miss out on a playoff. He’s off to another solid start this year. He opened with a 62, and then finished off his second round with two straight birdies.
Henley was at 12-under 128, one shot ahead of Horschel, who has just as much at stake. Horschel is at No. 116 in the FedEx Cup and most likely needs to finish alone in second to secure a spot in the playoffs that start next week in Memphis, Tennessee.
He rose to task with a 62, his lowest score ever on the PGA Tour that featured an eagle on the par-4 eighth hole when he holed out from 94 yards, and three straight birdies over the closing stretch to move into second place.
“I’m excited where my game’s going. We’ve still got a long ways to go to get back to where I would like to be in this game of golf, but at least we’ve got momentum behind us pushing us forward now,” Horschel said.
Horschel knows what he has to do. He also realizes odds were against him making the postseason, so he had already booked a trip to the Bahamas with his family.
“Listen, it’s a win-win. I either go to Memphis or I go to Abaco with my kids and wife for a week,” he said. “So we’ll see what happens this weekend.”
Lucas Glover also needs a runner-up finish for his season to keep going. He had a 64 and was in the large group at at 130 that included Brendon Todd (63), Sea Island winner Adam Svensson (67) and Byeong Hun An, who capped off his 67 by holing out for eagle from the ninth fairway.
Much of the attention was on Thomas, who is No. 79 in the FedEx Cup and is in danger of missing the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time. More than the postseason, his Ryder Cup hopes could hinge on whether he gets to play again before the 12-man team is filled out.
Thomas opened with a 70 and his first step was to make sure he didn’t miss the cut for the third straight tournament. It didn’t start all that promising, missing a 6-foot birdie putt on No. 1 and a 3-foot par putt on No. 3. But the two-time PGA champion hit his stride and looked to be gaining plenty of confidence.
He was right on the cut line at 2-under par when Thomas holed a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 12. He made a 10-foot birdie on the par-5 15th, and then looked to be in trouble on the par-3 16th when his tee shot caught a severe ridge and rolled off the green down a slope.
Thomas pitched it perfectly, and it rolled in for an unlike birdie. He finished his round of 65 by making an 8-foot par putt.
“I was going to give it the best I had and shoot as low as I could whether that was 65 or 75 today. Fortunately for me it was a 65,” Thomas said. “I’m just going to go do the best I can and just give it everything I have this weekend because don’t have much to lose.”
He likely needs to finish around 15th or better to get into the top 70, all of that depending on what everyone else does around him. Thomas played the opening two rounds with Adam Scott (No. 81) and Shane Lowry (No. 76).
Scott, who opened with a 75, didn’t make a birdie over the last 12 holes and shot 71, leaving him eight shots behind in a tie for 31st. He likely needs to finish in the top 10 and at least has the weekend to make his move.
Lowry was right around the bubble until his long birdie attempt on the 16th rolled off the green and down the slope, leading to a double bogey. He birdied the 18th for a 69 and was nine shots behind in a tie for 42nd.
HINAKO SHIBUNO MAINTAINS 2-SHOT LEAD AFTER SECOND ROUND OF THE WOMEN’S SCOTTISH OPEN
IRVINE, Scotland (AP) Hinako Shibuno birdied the final hole Friday to maintain a two-shot lead at the Women’s Scottish Open after a 4-under 68 in the second round.
The Japanese player started her round with a bogey but was flawless after that with five birdies overall for a 12-under total of 132.
“I’m very sad about the three-putt at the first hole,” said the 24-year-old Shibuno, who won the Women’s British Open in 2019. “The wind was getting weaker and weaker, but there was still some wind, and it was very difficult for me.”
Maja Stark of Sweden had the best round of the day to surge into second place after a 7-under 65 that included five straight birdies on the back nine. That came after she struggled with a persistent headache on the front nine.
“I had a really frustrating headache on the first six holes,” Stark said. “I didn’t really care about my game, to be honest. Maybe it was a good thing that I didn’t really pay attention. But then we got that figured out and I started making some putts.”
Celine Boutier of France, who won the Évian Championship last Sunday, and Sarah Kemp of Australia were tied for third, another three shots back after both shot a 68.
TOP INDIANA NEWS/RELEASES FROM ORGANIZATIONS
COLTS SIGN RB KENYAN DRAKE
Running back Kenyan Drake signed with the Indianapolis Colts on Friday, his agency announced on social media. Terms were not disclosed.
The signing comes amid turmoil in the Colts’ backfield, as star running back Jonathan Taylor reportedly requested a trade and backup Zack Moss suffered a broken arm.
Drake, 29, was in need of a home for the 2023 NFL season after spending 2022 with the Baltimore Ravens.
He had 482 rushing yards (4.4 per carry) and four touchdowns in 12 games (five starts) for the Ravens amid injuries to fellow running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards. Drake added 17 receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown.
In seven seasons with the Miami Dolphins (2016-19), Arizona Cardinals (2019-20), Las Vegas Raiders (2021) and Ravens, Drake has rushed for 3,866 yards (4.5 per carry) and 33 touchdowns and added 216 receptions for 1,624 yards and eight TDs.
SINGLES AND STOLEN BASES SEND STRIPERS OVER INDIANS, 5-3
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – The Gwinnett Stripers used five stolen bases and a trio of RBI singles to put up three runs in the eighth inning and defeat the Indianapolis Indians in comeback fashion on Friday night at Coolray Field, 5-3.
Trailing by one run, Gwinnett (47-58, 14-16) used baserunning to its advantage to set up runners in scoring position. With Braeden Shewmake on third base following a leadoff single and pair of stolen bases, former Indians backstop Joe Hudson singled home the game-tying run. Yolmer Sanchez then singled home pinch runner Magneuris Sierra from second base following another stolen base as the game-winning run.
Indianapolis (50-55, 17-14) got on the board in the top of the first inning with an RBI single by Miguel Andújar, extending the slugger’s hitting streak to eight consecutive games. Since July 27, Andújar owns a .528 batting average (19-for-36) with 13 RBI.
A double by Joe Dunand with runners at the corners in the third inning gave the Stripers a chance to take the lead, but a well-executed relay from center fielder Chris Owings, second baseman Nick Gonzales and catcher Grant Koch nabbed the go-ahead run at the plate. They then took a one-run lead in the fifth on a Luke Williams solo home run.
The Indians strung together hits in the sixth to retake the lead. With two outs and one run on, Mason Martin launched a 406-foot double off the wall to tie the game. Pinch hitter Canaan Smith-Njigba then singled home Martin.
After Indians starter Jared Jones fanned seven batters through 5.2 innings of work, the Indians bullpen took over. Rob Zastryzny allowed a leadoff single in the eighth inning before Duane Underwood Jr. (L, 0-5) entered and surrendered the game-tying and winning runs.
Mike Soroka battled well with Jones, racking up eight punchouts over 5.0 one-run innings. The Stripers’ final three innings belonged to Seth Elledge, Ben Heller (W, 4-2) and Grant Holmes, who held the Indians hitless as the offense mounted a comeback.
Gwinnett’s five bases swiped ties an Indians record for the most stolen bases surrendered in a road game in the Victory Field era, last occurring on May 18, 2018 at Durham.
The six-game series continues on Saturday night as both teams look to take a lead in the set. With first pitch scheduled for 6:05 PM ET at Coolray Field, LHP Cam Alldred (7-3, 4.79) is set to take the hill for Indy against RHP Allan Winans (7-3, 2.89).
GAME RECAP: FOUR FEVER STARTERS SCORE IN DOUBLE FIGURES AS SUN PULL AWAY FROM INDIANA
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever fell to the Connecticut Sun at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, 88-72, on Friday night. Connecticut has taken the first three matchups of the regular season with the final showdown set for Friday, September 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Rookie center Aliyah Boston led Indiana in scoring for the 10th time this season after notching 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor and 6-of-6 shooting from the free throw line. Boston also pulled down eight rebounds on the night to go along with four assists and three steals.
Kelsey Mitchell added 13 points on the night for Indiana, while forward Emma Cannon contributed 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting in her second consecutive starting appearance. Erica Wheeler pitched in 12 points in addition to five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
It was Boston’s highest scoring quarter of the year that led the Fever in opening the matchup as the rookie notched 11 points in the first frame on 4-of-6 shooting. The Fever got off to a quick start shooting 80 percent (4-of-5) from the floor, but Connecticut soon reversed the momentum by ending the quarter on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting clip and a 23-9 scoring run to close out their own highest scoring first quarter of the season. A three-point field goal at the buzzer from Boston would cap off the first frame as the Fever trailed, 31-22.
The Sun spent the second quarter leading Indiana on a 25-8 scoring run, highlighted by DiJonai Carrington’s seven points and Tyasha Harris’ six points, that gave Connecticut a 56-33 lead at halftime.
After shooting 20 percent from the floor in the second frame, Indiana opened the third quarter 4-of-7 from the court. The Fever held Connecticut, the third-best team in the league in field goal percentage, to only one field goal on two attempts in the first four minutes of the half while forcing five Sun turnovers. Guided by Boston and Mitchell’s six points each, the Fever led the Sun on a 21-9 scoring run for nearly eight minutes. Though outscoring Connecticut, 21-18, in the third frame, Indiana continued to trail, 74-54, going into the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter, six Fever players contributed to the scoring column while shooting 4-of-8 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the free-throw line. After giving up 56 points to Connecticut in the first half, Indiana’s defense would hold the Sun’s offensive output to only 32 points in the final two quarters.
The Fever tied a season-high 10 steals in the matchup, but Indiana only pulled down a season-low 15 defensive rebounds and only recorded 20 points in the paint on offense, the lowest total of points in the paint this season.
For Connecticut, the Sun gained the lead at the 5:05 minute mark in the first quarter and would not trail for the remainder of the game and extended the lead to as many as 26 points. Tiffany Hayes’ led the six Connecticut players who ended the night in double figures as she netted 18 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists. DeWanna Bonner followed behind with 14 points, while Alyssa Thomas, who has recorded five triple-doubles this season, recorded 11 points, a team-high eight assists and eight rebounds.
Olivia Nelson-Ododa led the team in rebounds as she tied a career-high 10 rebounds to go along with 10 points off the bench. Carrington added 11 points to help the bench outscore Indiana’s bench, 30-17.
The Fever will travel to take on the Atlanta Dream on Sunday at 3 p.m. ET. Sunday’s game will be broadcast only on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page.
INDY ELEVEN SOCCER
FIRST MEETING OF THE SEASON FOR IND-MEM
Indy Eleven vs Memphis 901 FC
Saturday, August 5, 2023 – 7:00 p.m. ET
Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis
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Spanish Radio: Exitos Radio 94.3 FM & exitos943.com
In-game updates: @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed
Stats: #INDvMEM MatchCenter at USLChampionship.com
2023 USL Championship Records
Indy Eleven: 6W-8L-7D (-1), 25 pts; 8th in Eastern Conference
Memphis 901 FC: 8W-6L-7D (1) 31 pts; 5th in Eastern Conference
Community Health Network Sports Medicine Indy Eleven Injury Report
OUT: DF B. Rebellon (L adductor), DF J. Vazquez (leg), GK Y. Oettl (ankle)
SETTING THE SCENE
The Boys in Blue return to action Saturday vs Memphis 901 FC. This is the first of two matches between the clubs this season.
The Eleven are coming off a 2-0 loss vs rival Louisville City FC and are 1-2-2 in their last five games. With a 6-8-7 record, Indy is eighth in the USLC Eastern Conference. Memphis is 0-2-3 in its last five matches and is coming off a 0-0 tie with Loudoun. Memphis is fifth in the East at 8-6-7.
SERIES VS. MEMPHIS
Saturday marks the 10th meeting between the two teams, with Memphis holding the 4-3-2 all-time advantage in USL Championship action. The is the first meeting of two this season (8.23).
MEM leads: 4-3-2
GF 14, GA 12
7.23.22 | home | D, 1-1
5.14.22 | at MEM | L, 2-1
10.30.21 | at MEM | L, 3-0
9.22.21 | at MEM | L,1-0
7.17.21 | home | D, 1-1
USL Championship Regular Season
Indy Eleven 1:1 Memphis 901 FC
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Michael A. Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis, Ind.
IND – Solomon Asante (Alex McQueen) 9′
MEM – Phillip Goodrum (Rece Buckmaster) 23′
Indy is unbeaten in three of its last four matches, which included the top three teams in the USLC Eastern Conference. The Eleven’s 3-1 win over PIT put the first blemish on the home team’s record after coming into the match 7-0-3.
20,000 AND COUNTING…
Aodhan Quinn became the USL Championship’s leader in regular-season minutes played at 20,096 after 90 against Tampa Bay on July 22.
20,000+ minutes | 20,276 | 1st
Appearances | 244 | 7th
Approaching… 50 assists | 49 | 3rd
Quinn has 52 goals after a SportsCenter-worthy strike against Pittsburgh (7.26). He is the 24th player in USL Championship history to hit 50 goals. He is one of only seven players to have a combined 100 career goals and assists with 52 goals and 49 assists.
Quinn has recorded 24 penalty kick goals in 27 attempts in his career in the league, the most of any individual player on record in league history.
SPORTSCENTER TOP 10 FOR THE 11
Indy Eleven midfielders Cam Lindley and Aodhan Quinn have been featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 for goals in 2023. Lindley’s match-winner at Hartford landed at No. 10, while Quinn’s opening strike against Pittsburgh took the No. 4 spot. The club saw a third selection, this time from the women’s side, as Sam Dewey came in at No. 4 for her goal in the USL W League Conference Semifinal.
LAST TIME OUT
LOU 2:0 IND
JULY 29, 2023
A 28th-minute goal by Elijah Wynder would prove to be the difference as Louisville City FC won 2-0 at home.
In the 28th minute, a pass from Oscar Jimenez found an open Elijah Wynder who dribbled it just under the glove of Yannik Oettl, giving Louisville a 1-0 lead. Indy had the chance to equalize in the 37th minute, when a shot by Sebastian Velasquez just inside the box steered left of the net in what was Indy’s first shot of the half.
Despite Indy dominating the possession battle (71%-29%), Louisville outshot the Boys in Blue 7-1 in the first half.
In the 65th minute, a Jimenez corner kick found Cameron Lancaster in the box, who delivered a header that found the back of the net, giving Louisville a 2-0 lead. Yannik Oettl made an impressive save on a Sean Totsch header in the 71st minute to keep the deficit to two.
For the match, Indy controlled the possession battle (68%-32%) but was outshot by Louisville City 14-7 and 5-0 in shots on goal.
USL Championship Regular Season
Louisville City FC 2:0 Indy Eleven
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Lynn Family Stadium – Louisville, Kentucky
LOU – Elijah Wynder (Oscar Jimenez) 28’
LOU – Cameron Lancaster (Oscar Jimenez) 65’
IND – Robby Dambrot (caution) 61’
IND – Aodhan Quinn (caution) 67’
IND – Adrian Diz Pe (caution) 86’
IND – Younes Boudadi (caution) 90+4’
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON AND UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TO JOIN BIG TEN CONFERENCE IN 2024
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) voted today to admit the University of Oregon and the University of Washington to the Big Ten Conference effective August 2, 2024, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2024-25 academic year. With the schools’ admission, Oregon and Washington will also join the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), a consortium of world-class research institutions dedicated to advancing their academic missions.
“I’m thrilled that the University of Oregon has the opportunity to join the nation’s preeminent academic-athletic conference,” said University of Oregon President John Karl Scholz. “Our student-athletes will participate at the highest level of collegiate athletic competition, and our alumni, friends, and fans will be able to carry the spirit of Oregon across the country.”
“The Big Ten is a thriving conference with strong athletic and academic traditions, and we are excited and confident about competing at the highest level on a national stage,” said University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce. “My top priority must be to do what is best for our student-athletes and our University, and this move will help ensure a strong future for our athletics program.”
“The Big Ten Presidents and Chancellors are pleased to welcome the University of Oregon and the University of Washington to the Big Ten Conference,” said COP/C Chair and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Robert Jones. “When considering the full spectrum of academic, athletic and research excellence, the alignment with our member institutions is extremely clear. We are excited to welcome them and look forward to collaborating and competing with them in the years ahead.”
“Accepting membership into the Big Ten Conference is a transformational opportunity for the University of Oregon to change the short and long-term trajectory of our university and athletics department,” said Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens. “The stability and exposure of joining the Big Ten is of great benefit to the University of Oregon, and we are grateful to the Big Ten presidents and chancellors for accepting our application to join the conference. We look forward to the opportunity for our student-athletes to compete in this conference, which includes many of the best programs in the nation in every sport.”
“We have tremendous respect and gratitude for the Pac-12, its treasured history and traditions. At the same time, the college athletics landscape has changed dramatically in recent years,” said Washington Director of Athletics Jennifer Cohen. “The Big Ten’s history of athletic and academic success and long-term stability best positions our teams for future success, and we are energized at the opportunity to compete at the highest level against some of the best programs in the country.”
In order for an institution to be admitted to the Big Ten Conference, it must submit a written application, which must then be approved by at least 70 percent of the Big Ten COP/C. The University of Oregon and the University of Washington formally submitted applications to join the Big Ten Conference this afternoon. The Big Ten COP/C then met via conference call and approved both applications.
“We are excited to welcome the University of Oregon and the University of Washington to the Big Ten Conference,” said Big Ten Commissioner Tony Petitti. “We look forward to building long-lasting relationships with the universities, administrators and staff, student-athletes, coaches and fans,” Petitti said. “Both institutions feature a combination of academic and athletic excellence that will prove a great fit for our future.”
About the University of Oregon
The UO is a Carnegie R1 research university and a member of the Association of American Universities. The UO faculty includes a Nobel Prize winner, a MacArthur fellow, a pair of National Medal of Science winners and a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. The UO has more than 500 student-athletes who compete in 20 sports. UO teams have taken home 38 national championships.
About University of Washington Athletics
The University of Washington has one of the nation’s elite intercollegiate athletics programs that consists of 22 sports. The Huskies have won national championships in football, women’s cross country, men’s rowing, women’s rowing, softball, women’s volleyball, and women’s golf. The department annually finishes among the top schools in the nation in the NACDA Director’s Cup and the Pac-12 Conference.
Washington Athletics inspires champions on the field and in the classroom. Like the region and world-class University they represent, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW’s 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world’s leading public research universities.
Washington Athletics inspires champions on the field and in the classroom. In sport and in life, who we are is why we win. It’s the Washington Way.
The Big Ten Conference (bigten.org) is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching, and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten Conference has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the value of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten
Conference institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on more than 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten Conference sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013.
SETH ALLEN TO COMPETE AT PAN AM U20 CHAMPIONSHIPS
By: Charlie Healy
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico –Purdue track & field rising sophomore Seth Allen is set to compete at the 2023 Pan American U20 Championships on Saturday, August 5, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
Allen will compete in the discus at 1 p.m. ET (2 p.m. AT) at Jose A. Figueroa Freire Stadium. Live results can be found here.
A native of Austell, Georgia, Allen earned his Pan Am berth after he won the U20 national title in the discus at the 2023 USATF U20 Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon on July 8. His gold medal came with a throw of 60.32 meters. The mark was on his fourth attempt, though Allen’s third and fifth throws, of 59.56m and 58.77m respectively, also would have been good enough for the victory.
STEWART ADDS FOUR TO 2023-24 BUTLER SWIM ROSTER
INDIANAPOLIS – Butler swim coach Maurice Stewart added four talented student-athletes to the program during the off-season. Lydia Eberlein, Lauren Bergman, Lily Schwelgin and Sam Tomic make up the 2023 freshman class as the team preps for the upcoming season.
High School: Earned four varsity letters at Mariemont High School… Helped her team win the conference meet three out of those four years… Part of a team that finished fifth at the State Championship meet… Team Captain… First Team All-Conference… Finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke at the state championship meet… Set the Mariemont pool record in the 100 breaststroke… Placed second at the Southwest Classic in the 100 breaststroke… Swam for the Cincinnati Aquatic Club.
Personal: Daughter of Joel and Susan Eberlein… Has two siblings; Anna and Mia… Marketing major.
Why Eberlein Chose Butler
“I chose Butler for the great academic opportunities and because of the team dynamic.”
Sprint, Fly, Free
Hamilton Southeastern H.S.
High School: Earned four varsity letters at Hamilton Southeastern High School… Set the Southeastern Swim Club record in the 200 Medley Relay… Earned an academic honors diploma… Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Daughter of Dan and Heather Bergman… Has one sibling; Katie… Pharmacy major.
Why Bergman Chose Butler
“I loved the campus environment and Butler has an amazing pharmacy and swimming program.”
Dublin Jerome H.S.
High School: Earned four varsity letters at Dublin Jerome High School… Led her team to four-straight conference championships… Part of the Dublin Community Swim Team… Member of the National Honor Society… Summa Cum Laude.
Personal: Daughter of Brett and Julie Schwelgin… Has a sibling named Zach… Intends to major in elementary education.
Why Schwelgin Chose Butler
“Everybody at Butler was so welcoming the minute I stepped on campus. I loved the thought of being close to a big city, but also having the small school feel.”
Bradley-Bourbonnais Community H.S.
High School: Four-time all-conference selection at Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School… Two-Time Team MVP… All-Area swimmer that helped her team win a city championship… Posted a time of 54.83 in the 100 Free… Top 500 Free time was 5:25.29… Competed in the 200 Fly (2:21.83)… Honor Roll Student… Illinois State Scholar.
Personal: Daughter of Rob and Diane Tomic… Has a sibling named Avary… Intends to major in psychology.
Why Tomic Chose Butler
“Butler has great academics and because of the culture of the swim program.”
BALL STATE WOMEN’S GOLF
WOMEN’S GOLF ANNOUNCES 2023-24 SCHEDULE
MUNCIE, Ind. – Head Coach Cameron Andry and the Ball State women’s golf team announced the 2023-24 schedule on Friday. The Cardinals are scheduled to host two tournaments this season, with one of the events taking place in Puerto Rico.
Ball State is scheduled for 11 tournaments for the 2023-24 campaign and include playing on some of the top courses in collegiate golf.
“Our goal is to play the best competition on great venues and to provide an amazing travel experience for our players,” said Coach Andry. “This schedule accomplishes that goal in every way, and I am excited to see our team rise to the occasion!”
Ball State opens the season with the Boilermaker Classic on the Kampen Golf Course in West Lafayette, Indiana, on Sept. 4-5.
BSU hosts its first tournament of the season on Sept. 18-19, at The Players Club at Woodland Trails. The Cardinals continue to honor the legacy of Brittany Kelly with the Brittany Kelly Classic.
The Cardinals close out September on at the Red Sky Golf Club on the 25-27, at the Red Sky Golfweek Challenge in Vail, Colorado.
Ball State closes the fall portion with two tournaments in October. On Oct. 9-10, the Cardinals will take to the Merit Club in Libertyville, Illinois, for the Loyola Parkinson Invitational. Ball State travels to Hot Springs, Arkansas, for the Little Rock Classic on the Diamante Country Club on the 23-25.
The spring portion of the schedule starts at the Wigman Golf resort in Litchfield Park, Arizona, for the BGSU Spring Invitational on Feb. 13-14. The Cardinals make a return trip to Arizona for the Rio Verde Invitational hosted by Western Michigan on the Rio Verde Country Club on Feb. 23-25.
Ball State is slated to host its second tournament of the season on March 4-6. The Cardinals will flock to Humacao, Puerto Rico, for the Puerto Rico Classic.
After almost a month off, Ball State returns to action for the EKU Colonel Classic on April 1-2, on the University Club at Arlington in Richmond, Kentucky. The Cardinals take to the course for the last time before the Mid-American Championship on April 13-14 at the IUPUI Jaguar Classic on the Plum Creek Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana.
The 2024 MAC Championship takes place on April 21-23 on the Pinnacle Golf Club in Grove City, Ohio.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL
ZEKE CORRELL EARNS A SPOT ON RIMINGTON AWARD WATCH LIST
University of Notre Dame senior Zeke Correll has been selected for the 2023 Rimington Award Watch List, which is presented each season to the top center in college football.
Correll started all 13 games at center for the Irish offensive line last season, which was a part of the Joe Moore Award Midseason Honor Roll. He helped the Irish average 4.6 yards per carry during the 2022 season, finishing over 2,400 total rushing yards with 25 touchdowns on the ground. He and his fellow linemen cleared the way for seven games over 200 yards rushing, including four games over 260 yards.
This year, the Rimington Trophy committee worked with Pro Football Focus (PFF) to narrow down its list to the top 40 centers. PFF grades every player on every play of every game on how well they execute their given assignment. That play-by-play grading allowed the Trophy committee to create a watchlist based both on nominations from the schools and data provided by PFF. Once the season begins, schools will be able to nominate their centers for late addition based on in-season merit.
While more than a dozen All-America teams are selected annually, the Rimington Trophy committee uses these three prestigious teams to determine a winner:
Walter Camp Foundation (WCF)
Sporting News (SN)
Football Writers Association of America (FWAA)
Because the selectors of these three All-America teams can place centers in a “mix” of offensive linemen that includes guards and tackles, their 11-man first teams can often have two centers. The Rimington Trophy committee’s policy is to count all players that play primarily the center position for their respective teams as centers, even though they may be listed as guards or tackles on the All-America teams.
The center with the most first team votes will be determined the winner. If there is a tie with first team votes, then the center with the most second team votes will win. If there is still a tie, the winner will be determined by a majority vote from the Rimington Trophy Committee, provided with data from Pro Football Focus.
Dave Rimington, the award’s namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy’s only two-time winner as the nation’s finest college interior lineman.
INDIANA STATE TRACK
INDIANA STATE CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK AND FIELD ANNOUNCES 2023 SIGNING CLASS
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State Cross Country and Track and Field Program Director Angela Martin announced the Sycamores’ full 2023 signing class Friday.
The incoming signing class consists of 39 student-athletes, with 21 women and 18 men joining the program in advance of the 2023-24 season. 24 of the 39 newcomers are Indiana natives, with Illinois (10), Missouri (three), Kentucky (one) and the Virgin Islands (one) also represented in the class.
“Our staff is really excited to have the opportunity to work with this incoming class,” Martin said. “We have numerous state champions, state placers and even a state record holder joining our championship team culture. Both our men’s and women’s teams have improved in the offseason, and our newcomers will compete for conference places and national qualifying positions right away.”
The 39 newcomers join a Sycamore program that swept the MVC Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the second straight year. Indiana State also earned top-three finishes on the women’s side at both MVC Championships. The Sycamores’ 15 NCAA East First Round entries were the most for the program since 2015, with two student-athletes earning spots in the NCAA Outdoor National Championships and one qualifying for the NCAA Indoor National Championships.
Nathan Burns // Distance // Mooresville, Ind. // Mooresville HS
PRs: 1600m – 4:18.50 // 3200m – 9:33.79 // 5k (XC) – 15:42.70
17th at the 2022 IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
IHSAA State Championship qualifier in the 1600m
Tommy Claxton // Distance // Goshen, Ind. // Goshen HS
PRs: 1600m – 4:19.56 // 3200m – 9:23.81 // 5k (XC) – 15:42.00
33rd at the 2022 IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
14th in the 1600m at the 2023 IHSAA State Championship
Angel Dickerson // Sprints/Long Jump // Camdenton, Mo. // Camdenton HS
PRs: 100m – 10.44 // 200m – 21.20 // LJ – 7.47m/24-06.25
2023 Missouri Class 5A State Champion in the 100m and 200m
Runner-Up in the long jump at the 2023 Missouri Class 5A State Championship
Parker Doyle // Hurdles // Greenwood, Ind. // Center Grove HS
PRs: 60mH – 8.14 // 110mH – 14.32 // 300mH – 37.78
2023 IHSAA State Champion in the 300m hurdles
2023 IHSAA State Championship qualifier in the 110m hurdles
Caden Emmert // Mid-Distance // Sycamore, Ill. // Sycamore HS
PRs: 200m – 22.52 // 400m – 50.3 // 800m – 1:54.96
Fifth in the 800m at the 2023 Illinois Class 2A State Championship
Part of Sycamore’s 4x400m relay team that placed sixth at the state championship
Ryan Handy // Distance // Zionsville, Ind. // Zionsville HS
PRs: 800m – 1:54.05 // Mile – 4:21.34 // 1600m – 4:20.58 // 3200m – 9:30.13 // 5k (XC) – 15:38.3
26th at the 2022 IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
2023 IHSAA State Championship qualifier in the 800m and 4x400m relay
Part of Zionsville’s 4x800m relay team that was state runner-up in 2023
Casey Hood Jr. // Sprints // Columbia, Mo. // Rock Bridge HS
PRs: 60m – 6.81 // 100m – 10.37 // 200m – 21.18
Runner-Up in the 200m at the 2023 Missouri Class 5A State Championship
Runner-Up in the 100m at the 2022 Missouri Class 5A State Championship
Eric McClelland // Distance // Quincy, Ill. // Quincy HS
PRs: 800m – 1:56.57 // 1600m – 4:30.63 // 3-mile (XC) – 15:33.3
2023 Illinois Class 3A State Championship qualifier in the 800m
2023 Illinois Class 3A Cross Country State Championship qualifier
Parker Mimbela // Distance // Greenwood, Ind. // Center Grove HS
PRs: 1600m – 4:22.18 // 3000m – 9:04.74 // 3200m – 9:14.81 // 5000m – 14:58 // 5k (XC) – 15:23
Won the 2022 Adidas National Championship in the 5000m
Top-25 finish at the 2021 IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
Mitchel Myers // Throws // Arcola, Ill. // Arcola HS
PRs: SP – 17.41m/57-01.50 // DT – 56.34m/184-10.50
2023 Illinois Class 1A State Runner-Up in the shot put
2023 Illinois Class 1A State Runner-Up in the discus
Jake Ottersbach // Multi // Henryville, Ind. // Charlestown HS
PRs: 110mH – 14.12 // 300mH – 39.21 // HJ – 1.93m/6-04.00 // LJ – 6.75m/22-01.75
Third in the 110m hurdles at the 2023 IHSAA State Championship
Also qualified for the state championship in the 300m hurdles and long jump
Zach Powell // Mid-Distance // Springfield, Ill. // Pleasant Plains HS
PRs: 400m – 49.22 // 800m – 1:57 // HJ – 1.91m/6-03.25
2022 Illinois Class 1A State Champion in the 400m
Part of relay teams that qualified for the 2021 and 2022 Illinois Class 1A State Championship
Zenon Rule // Multi // Peoria, Ill. // Richwoods HS
PRs: 110mH – 15.40 // PV – 4.34m/14-03.25 // LJ – 6.29m/20-07.75 // Decathlon: 5615
Second in the decathlon at the USATF Region 7 Junior Olympic Championship
Illinois Class 2A State Championship qualifier in the 110m hurdles and pole vault
Jaden Smith // Jumps // Louisville, Ky. // Pleasure Ridge Park HS
PRs: HJ – 1.87m/6-02.00 // LJ – 6.52m/21-05.00 // TJ – 14.85m/48-09.00
2023 Kentucky Class 3A State Champion in the triple jump
Also won the regional championship in the triple jump
Graham West // Hurdles // Indianapolis, Ind. // Ben Davis HS
PRs: 60mH – 8.47 // 110mH – 14.68 // 300mH – 39.01
Fifth in the 300m hurdles at the 2023 IHSAA State Championship
2023 IHSAA State Championship qualifier in the 110m hurdles
Xavier Wills // Mid-Distance // Indianapolis, Ind. // Warren Central HS // Butler
PRs: 800m – 1:52.69 // 600m – 1:22.67
Part of Butler’s 4x800m relay team that placed fifth at the Big East Indoor Championship
Part of 4x400m relay unit that finished fifth at the 2022 state championships and won the conference championship
Ryan York // Distance // Cedar Lake, Ind. // Hanover Central HS
PRs: 800m – 1:55.84 // 1600m – 4:18.75 // 3200m – 9:14.17 // 5k (XC) – 15:47
23rd at the 2022 IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
10th in the 3200m at the 2023 IHSAA State Championship
Brittney Burak // Distance // Huntley, Ill. // Huntley HS
PRs: 1600m – 5:07 // 3200m – 10:59 // 5k (XC) – 18:17 // 3-mile (XC) – 17:19
21st at the 2022 Illinois Class 3A Cross Country State Championship
Top-20 finish in the 1600m at the 2022 Illinois Class 3A State Championship
Rachel Conhoff // Distance // Christiansted, Virgin Islands // Good Hope Country Day School // Ursinus
PRs: 800 – 2:14.48 // 1500 – 4:3.530 // 5k – 17:55.14 // Steeplechase – 11:21.78 // 6k (XC) – 22:25
Two-time NCAA Division III National Championship qualifier in cross country
2023 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championship qualifier in the 1500m
Runner-up at the NCAA Division III Metro Region Championship in 2022
Noelle Dilosa // Long Sprints // Schererville, Ind. // Lake Central HS
PRs: 400m – 58.14
2023 IHSAA State Championship qualifier in the 400m
Part of Lake Central’s 4x400m relay team that placed sixth at the state championships
Kayla Douglas // Multi // South Bend, Ind. // John Adams HS
PRs: 100mH – 15.30 // HJ – 1.62m/5-04.00 // LJ – 4.81m/15-09.50
Top-20 finishes in both the 100m hurdles and high jump at the 2023 IHSAA State Championship
Sectional and regional runner-up in the 100m hurdles
Krysten Fehribach // Multi // Paoli, Ind. // Paoli HS
PRs: 100mH – 15.24 // 300mH – 45.39 // HJ – 1.72m/5-07.75
2023 IHSAA State Championship qualifier in both the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles
Also qualified for the 2022 IHSAA State Championships in the high jump in 2022 and 2023
Jalisa Fuller // Long Sprints // Lawrence, Ind. // Lawrence Central HS
PRs: 400m – 1:01.0 // 800m – 2:33
10th in the 800m at sectionals
Competed on Lawrence Central’s 4×400 and 4×800 relay teams
Aliseonna Garnett // Throws // Indianapolis, Ind. // Decatur Central HS
PRs: SP – 12.57m/41-03.25 // DT – 38.25m/125-06
11th in the shot put at the 2023 IHSAA State Championship
14th in the shot put at the 2022 IHSAA State Championship
Michelle Gasmund // Distance // Rockford, Ill. // Guilford HS
PRs: 400m – 1:00.56 // 800m – 2:17.53 // 1600m – 5:26.03 // 5k (XC) – 19:08 // HJ – 1.57m/5-02.00
Lillian Gibbs // Javelin // Cape Girardeau, Mo. // Jackson HS
PRs: SP – 9.04m/29-08.00 // DT – 37.64m/123-06 // JT – 45.02m/147-08
Seventh in the javelin at the 2023 Missouri Class 5A State Championship
Seventh in the discus at the 2023 Missouri Class 5A State Championship
Kamilla Gibson // Distance // Lafayette, Ind. // Lafayette Jefferson HS
PRs: 800m – 2:17.73 // 1600m – 5:19.99 // 5k (XC) – 19:22
Sectional champion in the 1600m in 2022 and 2023
Semistate qualifier in cross country
Hadley Gradolf // Distance // Nashville, Ind. // Brown County HS
PRs: 800m – 2:21 // 1600m – 5:25 // 3200m – 11:29 // 5k (XC) – 18:41
23rd at the 2021 IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
2022 IHSAA State Championship qualifier in the 3200m
Emma Gresham // Distance // Lynnville, Ind. // Boonville HS
PRs: 1600m – 5:05 // 3200m – 11:30 // 5k (XC) – 18:52
56th at the 2022 IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
2022 and 2023 IHSAA State Championship qualifier in the 1600m
Jazzalynne Hicks // Throws // Bement, Ill. // Cerro Gordo-Bement HS
PRs: SP – 12.31m/40-04.75 // DT – 35.69m/117-01.50
Fifth in the shot put at the 2023 Illinois Class 1A State Championship
11th in the shot put at the 2022 Illinois Class 1A State Championship
Nevaeh Jones // High Jump // Danville, Ill. // Danville HS
PRs: HJ – 1.58m/5-02.25
Conference champion in the high jump in 2023
Illinois Class 3A State Championship qualifier in the high jump
Rachel Mehringer // Hurdles // Schnellville, Ind. // Forest Park HS
PRs: 60m – 7.72 // 60mH – 8.45 // 100m – 12.04 // 100mH – 13.38 // 300mH – 42.72 // HJ – 1.47m/4-10.00 // LJ – 5.53m/18-02.00
IHSAA State Championship record holder in the 100m hurdles (13.38)
Won the 2023 Adidas Outdoor National Championship in the 100m hurdles
Three-time IHSAA State Champion in the 100m hurdles (2021-23)
Kennedy Merrell // Pole Vault // Zionsville, Ind. // Zionsville HS
PRs: PV – 3.73m/12-03.00
Fifth in the pole vault at the 2022 New Balance Nationals
Runner-up in the pole vault at the 2022 IHSAA State Championship
Halle Miller // Distance // Brazil, Ind. // Northview HS
PRs: 800m – 2:22 // 1600m – 5:15 // 5k (XC) – 18:55
52nd at the 2022 IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
State qualifier in the 800m and 4x800m relay
Robyn Schemel // Distance // Westfield, Ind. // Westfield HS
PRs: 1600m – 5:32 / 5k (XC) – 19:33
Brenna Sobecki // Distance // LaPorte, Ind. // LaPorte HS
PRs: 1600m – 5:15 // 5000m – 18:37 // 5k (XC) – 19:07
24th at the IHSAA Cross Country State Championship
State qualifier in the 1600m
Shanisa Stinson // Hurdles // Chicago, Ill // South Shore International Prep // Eastern Illinois
PRs: 60m – 7.90 // 60mH – 8.59 // 100mH – 13.85 // 400mH – 1:03.28 // LJ – 5.34m/17-06.25
2022 OVC Runner-Up in the 60m hurdles (indoor) and 100m hurdles (outdoor)
Scored points in every hurdles event she competed in at every OVC Championship (indoor or outdoor)
Angel Thomas // Sprints // South Bend, Ind. // John Adams HS
60m – 7.62 // 100m – 11.65 // 200m – 25.34 // LJ – 5.27m/17-03.50
2023 IHSAA State Champion in the 100m
Won sectional and regional titles in the 200m
Cynthia Tush // Pole Vault // Rushville, Ind. // Rushville HS
PRs: PV – 3.27m/10-09.00
Sectional champion in the pole vault in 2023
Three-time EIAC pole vault champion (2021-23)
PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER
SAMANTHA CASTANEDA NAMED TO UNITED SOCCER COACHES PLAYERS TO WATCH LIST
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer goalkeeper Samantha Castaneda was named to the United Soccer Coaches Players to Watch list on Friday (Aug. 4).
The reigning Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year is one of nine women’s goalkeepers in the nation to be selected for the watch list.
Last season, Castaneda led Purdue Fort Wayne to a 9-4-6 record, 5-1-4 in the Horizon League for a runner-up finish in the regular season. It was the best season in program history. She was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week three times and earned a spot on the United Soccer Coaches All-North Region Second Team. She started all 19 games for the ‘Dons in 2022 and recorded the best goals against average in program history (0.74). Castaneda led the ‘Dons to eight shutouts, also a program record.
Castaneda returns for her final season of eligibility, along with eight other Mastodons that started in at least 17 of the 19 games last year.
Allie Augur – Georgetown
Alexandra Blom – James Madison
Samantha Castaneda – Purdue Fort Wayne
Leah Freeman – Duke
Ainsley Leja – Liberty
Bre Norris – Portland
Nicole Panis – Lamar
Emily Puricelli – Saint Louis
Cristina Roque – Florida State
U OF INDY WRESTLING
WRESTLING ADDS FOUR-TIME ALL-AMERICAN NICK CRUME TO COACHING STAFF
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis wrestling is bringing back four-time All-American Nick Crume as its newest assistant coach. He returns to the program after spending one year at his alma mater Jimtown High School in Elkhart, Ind. Prior to that he worked with the Greyhounds as both a graduate assistant and volunteer assistant for three seasons.
“I’m pretty excited,” Crume said. “This is an opportunity I’ve been waiting to open since about 2018 and I’m just happy to be back. Obviously, there’s going to be some new roles to play, but I’m ready to go.”
Crume, who wrestled as a Greyhound from 2015-2018, is one of the most accomplished UIndy wrestlers in program history. He ended his career as the second-ever four-time All-American in program history, with the 10th-most career wins with 105.
“It’s an exciting time to be a part of UIndy Wrestling,” head coach Jason Warthan said. “Crume does have a style that is going to make a huge impact immediately. The way he moves, and his technique is, although familiar to us, until you feel it and have him show you, it’s hard to emulate. He’s going to have an immediate impact on the middle and lower weights from a hands-on perspective.”
Warthan concluded: “Bringing Crume in is going to work wonders in rounding out our staff. We have our GAs in Gavin Grime and Blaze Lowery and then we have Ivan and Bob helping, this is going to be a great addition.”
The Greyhounds ended last season with a Great Lakes Valley Conference title with a pair of National runners-ups.
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EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/
WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/
FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
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|Tampa Bay||67||45||.598||2||37 – 19||30 – 26||20 – 14||17 – 4||11 – 11||6 – 4||W 1|
|Toronto||61||50||.550||7.5||30 – 24||31 – 26||9 – 23||16 – 6||14 – 11||5 – 5||W 1|
|Boston||57||52||.523||10.5||30 – 24||27 – 28||16 – 12||11 – 8||12 – 10||5 – 5||L 2|
|NY Yankees||57||53||.518||11||34 – 27||23 – 26||15 – 21||11 – 8||15 – 12||4 – 6||L 1|
|Minnesota||57||54||.514||–||31 – 24||26 – 30||12 – 17||21 – 15||11 – 8||4 – 6||W 2|
|Cleveland||54||56||.491||2.5||29 – 24||25 – 32||7 – 8||18 – 16||13 – 12||5 – 5||W 1|
|Detroit||48||61||.440||8||22 – 31||26 – 30||3 – 17||18 – 12||9 – 13||3 – 7||L 1|
|Chi White Sox||43||68||.387||14||23 – 29||20 – 39||6 – 16||17 – 17||9 – 17||2 – 8||L 5|
|Kansas City||36||75||.324||21||21 – 36||15 – 39||5 – 15||13 – 27||4 – 11||8 – 2||W 7|
|Texas||64||46||.582||–||38 – 20||26 – 26||14 – 11||17 – 5||17 – 13||5 – 5||W 4|
|Houston||63||48||.568||1.5||31 – 25||32 – 23||7 – 8||11 – 11||24 – 13||6 – 4||W 1|
|Seattle||58||52||.527||6||31 – 26||27 – 26||11 – 13||12 – 11||17 – 11||8 – 2||W 3|
|LA Angels||56||55||.505||8.5||29 – 25||27 – 30||12 – 11||14 – 8||16 – 16||4 – 6||L 4|
|Oakland||30||80||.273||34||15 – 39||15 – 41||7 – 19||7 – 11||5 – 26||3 – 7||L 4|
|Atlanta||70||37||.654||–||37 – 20||33 – 17||22 – 6||14 – 2||11 – 9||7 – 3||W 3|
|Philadelphia||59||51||.536||12.5||28 – 21||31 – 30||12 – 16||11 – 8||14 – 13||6 – 4||L 1|
|Miami||58||53||.523||14||34 – 24||24 – 29||14 – 19||11 – 9||10 – 12||4 – 6||L 2|
|NY Mets||50||59||.459||21||26 – 23||24 – 36||16 – 14||5 – 14||15 – 13||4 – 6||L 4|
|Washington||47||63||.427||24.5||22 – 34||25 – 29||10 – 19||10 – 14||14 – 14||6 – 4||W 2|
|Milwaukee||59||52||.532||–||30 – 25||29 – 27||10 – 9||23 – 11||8 – 15||3 – 7||L 1|
|Cincinnati||59||53||.527||0.5||28 – 27||31 – 26||12 – 12||14 – 22||16 – 9||4 – 6||L 4|
|Chi Cubs||56||54||.509||2.5||30 – 28||26 – 26||8 – 15||21 – 14||9 – 8||7 – 3||L 1|
|Pittsburgh||49||60||.450||9||26 – 28||23 – 32||7 – 6||12 – 16||16 – 15||6 – 4||W 1|
|St. Louis||48||63||.432||11||24 – 32||24 – 31||10 – 9||13 – 20||9 – 15||3 – 7||L 2|
|LA Dodgers||63||45||.583||–||34 – 20||29 – 25||11 – 7||16 – 14||15 – 11||6 – 4||W 4|
|San Francisco||61||49||.555||3||33 – 24||28 – 25||10 – 12||18 – 9||18 – 11||7 – 3||W 3|
|Arizona||57||54||.514||7.5||28 – 28||29 – 26||13 – 15||11 – 10||18 – 14||3 – 7||L 4|
|San Diego||54||56||.491||10||29 – 26||25 – 30||13 – 13||8 – 15||14 – 15||6 – 4||L 1|
|Colorado||43||66||.394||20.5||25 – 30||18 – 36||14 – 17||9 – 10||7 – 21||4 – 6||W 1|
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1901 In the second inning of the nightcap against the Americans in Baltimore, Jimmy Hart punches umpire John Haskell in the face. The Orioles’ rookie first baseman who hits .311 playing in a total of only 58 games in his major league career, serves a ten-day suspension, but quits after going 4-for-4 upon his return because the team refused to pay his $25 fine.
1921 Pittsburgh’s radio station KDKA provides listeners with the first-ever broadcast of a major league game. Harold Arlin, detailing the action in the Pirates’ 8-5 victory over the Phillies at Forbes Field, becomes baseball’s first play-by-play announcer.
1932 Tommy Bridges loses his bid for a perfect game when Senator pinch-hitter Dave Harris, the 27th batter he faces, bloops a single in the Tigers’ 13-0 rout over Washington. The 24-year-old right-handed Tennessean from Gordonsville will toss two more one-hitters for Detroit next season.
1935 On a stormy Monday afternoon at Fenway Park, the Yankees and Red Sox engage in stalling and hurry-up tactics trying to take advantage of the inclement weather. American League president John Heydler will fine both managers, Joe Cronin (Boston) and Joe McCarthy (New York), $100 for their antics during the Bronx Bombers’ eventual 10-2 victory.
1937 The Newport Canners vs. Johnson City Soldiers’ Appalachian League contest in Tennessee ends in the sixth inning when the teams run out of baseballs. Some angry fans show their displeasure by destroying the set of bleachers that had been their seats before the game’s abrupt ending.
1940 In a rain-shortened 4-0 victory over the Tigers, Silent John Whitehead of the St. Louis Browns pitches a six-inning no-hitter. The victory will be the quiet Texan’s only victory this season.
1942 In front of fewer than three thousand patrons at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat the Tigers, 1-0. The game’s only run scores when Don Kolloway steals home with two outs in the fifth inning.
1953 Don Larsen, in his 5-0 complete-game loss to Boston at Fenway Park, goes 3-for-3 to establish the mark for consecutive hits by a pitcher with seven. The Browns’ rookie right-hander will hit .284 in 81 at-bats this season.
1954 Stan Musial, in a 13-4 rout of the Dodgers in Brooklyn, paces the Cardinals attack, hitting two homers and driving in seven runs. The defeat is Preacher Roe’s first loss to St. Louis at Ebbets Field in four years.
1955 White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox’s consecutive game streak ends at 274. Starting tomorrow, the future Hall of Fame infielder will play in 798 straight contests.
1960 In a deal engineered by Tigers president Bill Devitt and Indians GM Frank Lane, their struggling teams become the first to swap skippers. The Tribe’s new manager, Jimmy Dykes, will compile a 103-115 record for Cleveland while Joe Gordon posts a 26-31 mark in his two-months stay in Detroit.
1969 With a titanic blast that clears the right-field pavilion, Willie Stargell becomes the first player to hit a home run completely out of Dodger Stadium. The 506-foot round-tripper helps the Pirates defeat LA, 11-3.
1972 Ed Brinkman commits an error, ending his major league record of 72 games and 331 total chances at shortstop without making a misplay. The 30-year-old Tiger infielder wins his only Gold Glove this season.
1973 Phil Niekro goes the distance, holding the Padres hitless in a 9-0 rout at home. The knuckleballer’s no-hitter is the first thrown by a Braves hurler since the team shifted to Atlanta in 1966.
1975 In the Phillies’ 13-5 victory, Cubs starter Bill Bonham gives up a major league record of seven hits to the first seven batters he faces in the Veterans Stadium contest. The former UCLA hurler, who doesn’t record an out, is replaced by Ken Crosby, who promptly gives up a single to Johnny Oates.
1979 At Chavez Ravine, Don Sutton fans six batters in LA’s 8-1 victory over San Francisco, surpassing Don Drysdale, to become the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout leader with 2,487. After establishing the mark and receiving a two-minute standing ovation that he acknowledges by tipping his cap, the umpire charges the right-hander with an automatic ball due to running his fingers across his lips while thanking the crowd.
1979 The Hall of Fame enshrines outfielders Willie Mays (Giants, Mets) and Hack Wilson (Giants, Cubs, Dodgers, and Phillies). Baseball administrator Warren Giles, who served as the president of the National League from 1951 to 1969, is also inducted during the Cooperstown ceremony.
1983 Billy Martin is suspended for two games for calling umpire Dale Ford “a stone liar” after the Yankees’ July 31st extra-inning 12-6 victory against the White Sox in Chicago. The suspension marks the second time this season the American League has disciplined the Bronx Bomber manager for his continued abuse of umpires.
1984 Cliff Johnson hits his 19th career pinch-hit home run, breaking a major league record shared with Jerry Lynch, who established the mark in 1966 playing with the Pirates. The eight-inning round-tripper off Tippy Martinez proves to be the difference in Toronto’s 4-3 victory over the Orioles at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium.
1985 Baseball names Keith Hernandez the player of the month, making him the first Met honored since Dave Kingman received the nod ten years ago. The New York first baseman, obtained in a trade with the Cardinals two seasons ago, collected 40 hits in his 102 at-bats last month, compiling a .392 batting average while driving in 29 runs for the team winning 21 of 28 decisions.
1985 In the Mets’ 7-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Darryl Strawberry belts three home runs, propelling the team into first place with a half-game lead over the Cardinals in the National League East. Eleven years and one day later, the ‘Straw’ will enjoy his second three-homer game, going deep for the Yankees three times against the White Sox in a 9-2 win in the Bronx.
1986 At Candlestick Park, Giants’ southpaw Steve Carlton gets his 4000th strikeout, fanning Reds’ center fielder Eric Davis. The historic whiff occurs in the third inning with two runners on base and no outs in the eventual Reds’ 11-6 victory.
1992 The A’s take over first place in the AL West when Dennis Eckersley extends his major league record to 39 straight saves, far surpassing the mark of 25 established by Blue Jay closer Tom Henke last season. Oakland outfielder Jose Canseco walks in his first two plate appearances in the team’s 4-3 victory in Texas, tying a major league record with seven consecutive base-on-balls in the span of two games.
1993 In the Padres’ 11-10 victory over the Giants, Tony Gwynn goes 6-for-7 in the 12-inning contest at Qualcomm Stadium. The San Diego right fielder’s performance at the plate marks the fourth time this season he has collected five or more hits, tying the major league record shared by Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Stan Musial.
1994 Jeff Bagwell establishes a new Astros single-season home run record when he hits number 38, a fifth-inning two-out, two-run homer, off reliever Pat Gomez in the team’s 12-4 victory over the Giants at the Astrodome. The Houston first baseman, who also breaks the record of 110 RBIs set by Bob Watson in 1977 with the round-tripper, surpasses the mark established 27 years ago by Jimmy Wynn.
1999 Mark McGwire hits his 500th career home run off Padres’ hurler Andy Ashby, becoming the 16th major leaguer and the fastest to reach this milestone. The St. Louis slugger is the first to accomplish the feat a year after reaching the 400 home run plateau.
2000 Sammy Sosa becomes the first Cubs player to reach 100 RBIs six consecutive times. Hack Wilson did it for five straight seasons from 1926-30.
2001 Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield, both elected to by the BBWAA in his first year of eligibility, are enshrined in the Hall of Fame. World Series hero Bill Mazeroski and the late Negro Leagues pitcher Hilton Smith, players selected by the Veterans Committee, join the former Twin teammates.
2001 At Jacobs Field, the Indians, who trailed in the game 14-2 after six innings, tally twelve runs to tie the score and beat the Mariners, 15-14, thanks to Jolbert Cabrera’s 11th inning broken-bat single scoring Kenny Lofton to complete the unbelievable comeback. The Tribe joins the 1911 Tigers and 1925 A’s to become the third team in major league history to have won after being down by a dozen runs.
2002 In a make-up game against the Angels, the Tigers host ‘Silent Night.’ The fans hear no electronic, video, and commercial enhancements during Detroit’s 6-3 loss to Anaheim at Comerica Park.
2005 Albert Pujols becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in his first five big-league seasons. The Cardinals first baseman has hit 190 homers during this span from the start of his career in 2001, equaling Eddie Mathews’ total (1952-56) and 25 fewer than Ralph Kiner (1946-1950).
2006 With four bases on balls, three of which are intentional, the Rangers finally prevent Vladimir Guerrero from getting a hit. The Angel All-Star outfielder, who started playing in the American League after leaving Montreal as a free agent in 2003, had safely hit in all of his previous 44 games against Texas.
2006 Trevor Hoffman throws a scoreless ninth inning in San Diego’s 6-3 victory over the Nationals at Petco Park to become the first major league reliever to record 30 saves for eleven seasons. The Padres closer’s milestone establishes a major league record, surpassing the mark set by Lee Smith, the sport’s previous all-time saves leader.
2007 With his 246th career victory, an 8-5 win over Kansas City, Yankees right-hander Mike Mussina becomes the winningest pitcher in baseball history without a 20-win season. ‘Moose’ will reach the elusive milestone with a 20-9 record next season, his last in the majors.
2007 At Wrigley Field, Tom Glavine, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, becomes the 23rd player in major league history to win his 300th victory. The crafty southpaw, the fifth lefty to reach the milestone, limits the Cubs to six hits and a walk in 6.1 innings as the Mets bang out 16 hits and beat Chicago in a nationally televised ESPN Sunday night game, 8-3.
2010 The bankrupt Rangers are sold at an auction for $385 million to a group led by Hall of Famer and club president Nolan Ryan. The new ownership group outbid the recently formed partnership of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Houston investor Jim Crane, who tried to buy the team in 2008.
2010 In the top of the ninth, the Twins recover from blowing a 6-0 lead when Jason Kubel’s two-out pop-up lands behind the pitcher’s mound untouched by the Rays’ middle infielders for the go-ahead single in the team’s eventual 8-6 victory. The odd play, resulting from the ball ricocheting off a catwalk and changing direction 190 feet above Tropicana Field, will prompt changing ground rules for postseason games played in Tampa Bay.
2011 The Twins celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1991 controversial play when Kent Hrbek and Ron Gant became entangled at first base in Game 2 of the World Series with a bobblehead doll depicting one of the worst of all-time decisions by an umpire. Drew Coble called Gant out when it appeared first baseman Kent Hrbek had lifted him off the bag.
2011 Darla Harlow, a big fan of the Mississippi Braves, is honored to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Trustmark Park in Pearl. After tossing the ball to home plate, the military wife is surprised when the catcher takes off his mask, revealing the ‘player’ is her husband, Michael, an Army major who has been away from home, serving in Afghanistan for the past nine months.
2012 Darwin Barney becomes the Cubs’ all-time leader for second basemen when he plays in his 91st consecutive game in a single season without committing an error. The 26-year-old Chicago infielder, en route to setting the National League mark with a 127 straight errorless-game streak, surpasses Ryne Sandberg’s team record that the Hall of Famer established in 1989.
2013 Major League Baseball releases the names of 13 players suspended for their involvement with performance-enhancing substances supplied by the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic. Thirty-eight-year-old Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez receives the harshest punishment, sidelined without pay for 211 regular-season games, much more than the 50-game suspensions given to most players implicated in the announcement.
2013 Minnie Forbes, the 81-year-old former owner of the Negro League Detroit Stars from 1956 to 1958, and about a dozen former baseball players meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. The country’s first black president honors the group for their contributions to athletics and civil rights.
2017 The Indians unveil a bronze statue honoring Lou Boudreau, who managed the team to their last World Series title in 1948 while also being the Tribe’s starting shortstop. The team places the sculpture of the seven-time All-Star outside the main entrance of Progressive Field near two fellow Hall of Famers and former teammates, Bob Feller and Larry Doby.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Ryne Sandberg let his glove, bat and legs do the talking on the baseball diamond. And by the time his 16-year career was through, Sandberg’s actions had announced him as one of the game’s best second basemen.
Sandberg debuted with the Phillies – who had drafted him out of high school in the 20th round of the 1978 MLB Draft – in 1981 as a late-season call-up. Following the 1981 season, the Phillies and Cubs exchanged starting shortstops in a deal that sent Larry Bowa to the Cubs for Iván DeJesus. But to complete the trade, Cubs general manager Dallas Green – who had seen Sandberg while managing the Phillies – insisted on getting Sandberg as well.
It was a deal that changed the destiny of the Cubs.
In his rookie season, Sandberg – then playing third base – hit .271 with 33 doubles and 32 stolen bases, finishing sixth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. The following season, the Cubs moved Sandberg to his natural position at second base, where he won the first of his nine straight Gold Glove Awards.
In 1984, Sandberg led the Cubs to their first postseason appearance since the 1945 World Series, hitting .314 and leading the league in runs scored with 114 and triples with 19. He also began turning on the ball at the plate and chipped in 19 homers on his way to the NL Most Valuable Player Award while earning the first of 10 consecutive All-Star Game selections.
In 1989, Sandberg reached the 30-homer mark for the first time in his career. A year later, Sandberg led the NL in homers with 40, while also leading the league in runs (116) and total bases (344) while totaling 100 RBI and 25 steals. He was the first second baseman since Rogers Hornsby in 1925 to lead the NL in homers and the first second baseman ever to hit 30-or-more home runs in consecutive seasons.
When Sandberg retired following the 1997 season, he held the record for most Gold Glove Awards by a second baseman (nine), the most consecutive errorless games by a second baseman (123) and the most home runs by a second baseman (277 of his 282 home runs came as a second baseman).
He led all NL second basemen in assists seven times and fielding percentage four times.
Sandberg was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
August 5, 1959- In an exhibition game between the NFL’s Chicago Cardinals defeated the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts 55-26 at Tornoto’s CNE Stadium.
August 5, 1961- The Chicago Bears played an exhibition preseason tilt with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL at Molson Stadium in Montreal, Quebec. The Bears won 34-16.
August 5, 1966- The Chicago College All Star game is played at Soldier Field in Chi-town as the Green Bay Packers in front of 72,000 fans blanked the All Stars 38-0. The MVP award, always given to the college player team, happened to be Gary Lane the quarterback from the University of Missouri.
August 5, 1967- The very first exhibition game after the AFL/NFL merger took place as the Denver Broncos (AFL) stunned the Detroit Lions (NFL) 13-7 at the University of Denver.
August 5, 1978- Mexico City’s, Olympic Stadium is the venue for and NFL preseason exhibition as the New Orleans Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 14-7.
August 5, 1996 – In an NFL exhibition game in Monterrey Mexico the Kansas City Chiefs routed the Dallas Cowboys by the score of 32-6.
August 5, 2006- The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio officially inducts Reggie White, Warren Moon, Troy Aikman, Harry Carson, Rayfield Wright and John Madden at the Hall’s annual ceremony.
AUGUST 5 FOOTBALL BIRTHDAYS
August 5, 1940 – Roman Gabriel was a quarterback from North Carolina State that in 1989 was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. He landed in the NFL with the LA Rams where he played for 11 years before moving onto Philadelphia to play for the Eagles for another 5 seasons after that. He was the first Filipino- American in the NFL to play the position of quarterback.
August 5, 1946 – Gary Beban was a QB from UCLA who won the coveted Heisman Trophy in 1967 edging out OJ Simpson by the narrowest margin as well as the Maxwell Award for being the best all-around college football player that season. He also received awards for academic accomplishments of being a great student as well! Mr. Beban entered the College Football Hall of Fame in the induction class of 1989. He played professionally in the NFL for the LA Rams, Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos.
August 5, 1952 – Freddie Scott from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. was a wide receiver that earned a place in the College Football Hall of Fame in the induction class of 2001. He also had a 10 year career in the NFL where he saw action with the Baltimore Colts and the Detroit Lions. Mr. Scott scored 18 of his 20 NFL career touchdowns with the Lions. Interestingly enough his son Freddie Scott II, also played in the NFL for the Lions & Colts from 1996-1998.
August 5, 1987 – Lake Butler, Florida – The shifty running back from Clemson C.J. Spiller was born. C.J. Spiller was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame by National Football
Foundation voters in 2021.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Place of Birth: Lake Charles, LA
Date of Birth: Apr 04, 1907
Place of Death: New Orleans, LA
Date of Death: Sep 25, 1985
High School: Lake Charles, LA (Lake Charles HS)
The “Blond Blizzard” – fast, shifty, his sun-bleached hair looked a blur when he ran helmet-less through the defense. Bill Banker was one of the flashiest backs in Tulane football history, and even today, remains among the all-time statistical leaders at the Louisiana school. A 1929 All-American, he held the Tulane school record for career scoring (263 points), career touchdowns (37), touchdowns in a single game (4), most rushes in a career (515), most rushes in a game (43) and average yards rushing in a game (93.2). In his senior year he led Tulane to an undefeated season. After his final game in 1929, Banker went to Hollywood, signed a five-year contract with Warner Brothers, appeared in a series of films and finally talked the studio into releasing him from his agreement in order to return to Tulane to continue his studies. To pay for his education he played professionally with the Memphis Tigers. He graduated with a degree in business administration and went into the oil business. He became president of both the Pinnacle Oil company and Southern Solvents Chemical Company before his retirement.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
25 – 8 – 35 – 33 – 14 – 4 – 44 – 32 – 5 – 1 – 92 – 70 – 53 – 47
August 5, 1927 – Phillies outfielder Cy Williams hits for cycle in just 4 at bats in 9-7 win v Pirates
August 5, 1940 – St Louis Brown’s pitcher John Whitehead, Number 25 pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in a rain shortened 6 inning game.
August 5, 1948 – Cleveland Indians set club record for most double plays in a game (6) in a 3-0 win v Washington
August 5, 1969 – Pirates outfielder Willie Stargell, Number 8 smashes first and longest home run ever hit out of Dodger Stadium; the incomparable shot off Alan Foster, measures 506 feet
August 5, 1972 – Detroit Tigers shortstop Ed Brinkman, Number 8 commits an error, ending record streak of 72 games & 331 total chances without a misplay
August 5, 1973 – Atlanta Braves pitcher Phil Niekro, Number 35 no-hits San Diego Padres, 9-0; first no-hitter for franchise in Atlanta
August 5, 1975 – Philadelphia Phillies create MLB record when first 8 batters get hits off Bill Bonham, Number 33, beat Cubs 13-5
August 5, 1979 – Philadelphia Phillies 3rd baseman Pete Rose, Number 14 registered a NL record 2,427th career single in a 5-2 home loss vs Pirates
August 5, 1979 – Willie Mays ( Number 24), Warren Giles , and Hack Wilson (Number 4) inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
August 5, 1984 – Toronto designated hitter Cliff Johnson, Number 44 hit an MLB record 19th career pinch-hit HR in Blue Jays 4-3 win over Baltimore Orioles
August 5, 1986 – Giants left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton, Number 32 becomes 2nd to reach 4,000 strikeout milestone when he gets center-fielder Eric Davis in 11-5 loss v Reds
August 5, 1999 – St. Louis slugger Mark McGwire, Number 25 becomes only the 16th MLB player to reach the 500 home run milestone as the Cardinals lose 10-2 v San Diego at Busch Stadium
August 5, 2005 – St. Louis Cardinals 1st baseman Albert Pujols, Number 5 becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in each of his first 5 MLB seasons
August 5, 2006 – Warren Moon (Number 1) became the first black quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Also inducted in that same HOF Class of 2006 were Troy Aikman (Number 8), John Madden, Rayfield Wright ( Number 70), Harry Carson (Number 53) and (Number 92) Reggie White
August 5, 2007 – Atlanta left-hander Tom Glavine, Number 47 becomes only the 23rd pitcher in MLB history to reach the 300 win milestone as the Braves beat Cubs, 8-3
TV SPORTS SATURDAY
|LIV: Old White at The Greenbrier||1:00pm||CW|
|PGA: Wyndham Championship||1:00pm||GOLF|
|PGA: Wyndham Championship||3:00pm||CBS|
|LPGA: Scottish Open||8:00pm||GOLF|
|PLL: Archers vs. Atlas||3:00pm||ABC|
|MLB REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Houston at NY Yankees||1:05pm||MLBN|
|Tampa Bay at Detroit||1:10pm||MLBN|
|Atlanta at Chi. Cubs||2:20pm||Bally Sports|
|Miami at Texas||4:05pm||MLBN|
|Toronto at Boston||4:10pm||Sportsnet|
|Washington at Cincinnati||4:10pm||FS1|
|Kansas City at Philadelphia||6:05pm||NBCS-PHI|
|NY Mets at Baltimore||7:05pm||MASN/2|
|San Francisco at Oakland||7:07pm||NBCS-BAY|
|Chi. White Sox at Cleveland||7:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Arizona at Minnesota||7:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Pittsburgh at Milwaukee||7:10pm||ATTSN-PIT|
|Colorado at St. Louis||7:15pm||ATTSN-RM|
|LA Dodgers at San Diego||8:40pm||FS1|
|Seattle at LA Angels||9:07pm||Root Sports|
|UFC Fight Night Prelims||6:00pm||ESPN|
|Xfinity: Cabo Wabo 250||3:30pm||NBC|
|Hall of Fame Enshrinement||12:00pm||ESPN|
|Switzerland vs Spain||1:00am||FS1|
|Japan vs Norway||4:00am||FS1|
|Brasileirão: Santos vs Athletico-PR||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|Club Friendly: Crystal Palace vs Olympique Lyonnais||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|Brasileirão: Bahia vs América Mineiro||5:30pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Internacional vs Corinthians||5:30pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL Challenge Cup: NJ/NY Gotham FC vs North Carolina Courage||7:30pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL Challenge Cup: San Diego Wave vs Angel City||7:30pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL Challenge Cup: Chicago Red Stars vs Houston Dash||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL Challenge Cup: Kansas City Current vs Racing Louisville FC||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Fluminense vs Palmeiras||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|Netherlands vs TBA||10:00pm||FOX|
|Club Friendly: Sevilla vs Atlético Madrid||10:00pm||ESPN2|
|Club Friendly: Real Betis vs Real Sociedad||10:00pm||ESPN2|
|Seattle vs Phoenix||10:00pm||NBATV|