INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE FINALS
CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL | TECUMSEH 11, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) 5
> TECUMSEH EARNS FOURTH SOFTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
> SOUTH CENTRAL’S LAUREN BOWMAR NAMED MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD RECIPIENT
> FINAL RECORDS: TECUMSEH (29-5), SOUTH CENTRAL (23-7)
CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
FINAL / 9 INNINGS | SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 1, TRI-WEST HENDRICKS 0
> ST. JOSEPH EARNS FIRST SOFTBALL CROWN IN EXTRA INNING PITCHERS DUEL
> TRI-WEST’S MCKENNA HAGEMIER EARNS MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD
> FINAL RECORDS: ST. JOSEPH (28-3), TRI-WEST HENDRICKS (29-3)
SATURDAY, JUNE 11
CLASS 2A | NORTH POSEY (24-1) VS. EASTSIDE (28-1) | 4:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM CT
CLASS 4A | RONCALLI (32-0) VS. HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (28-1) | 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL-ALL-STARS
INDIANA 104 KENTUCKY 77
INDIANA – Peter Suder 5-7 0-0 11, Ryan Conwell 6-13 4-4 18, Jalen Jackson 1-4 2-2 4, Jaxon Edwards 5-10 0-0 10, Javan Buchanan 5-9 0-0 11, CJ Gunn 8-18 3-4 20, Travis Grayson 5-8 0-2 12, Amhad Jarrard 3-6 2-4 8, Branden Northern 4-7 1-1 10. Totals: 42-82 12-17 104.
KENTUCKY – Turner Buttry 2-6 2-2 7, Jaiden Lawrence 1-5 0-0 3, Andrew Mason 0-2 2-2 2, Mitchell Rylee 8-13 8-14 24, Jabrion Spikes 2-9 1-2 5, James Jewell 1-2 0-4 3, Kennedy Hayden 1-4 1-2 3, Sam Powell 7-9 0-1 17, Darien Lewis 1-3 1-2 3, Jay Milburn 1-5 2-2 4, Cade Stinnett 1-4 2-2 4, Gavin Stevens 1-1 0-0 3. Totals: 26-63 19-33 77.
3-point goals: Indiana 8-19 (Grayson 2, Conwell 2, Suder, Buchanan, Gunn, Northern); Kentucky 6-17 (Powell 3, Buttry, Lawrence, Stevens); Rebounds: Indiana 44 (Conwell 10), Kentucky 41 (Rylee 6); Assists: Indiana 22 (Conwell 5, Jarrard 5); Kentucky 15 (Buttry 6); Turnovers: Indiana 7, Kentucky 20.
INDIANA 67 KENTUCKY 66
INDIANA – Jessica Carrothers 5-6 2-5 12, Ashlyn Traylor 4-7 3-6 12, Tanyuel Welch 5-10 3-7 13, Zoe Stewart 2-6 0-0 4, Alyssa Crockett 2-13 2-2 6, Kynidi Mason-Striverson 0-4 0-0 0, Hope Fox 1-1 0-0 2, Lilly Stoddard 3-6 1-4 7, Kate Clarke 0-4 0-0 0, Ally Madden 3-4 1-2 7, Olivia Smith 2-4 0-0 4. Totals: 27-65 12-26 67.
KENTUCKY – Amiya Jenkins 5-20 5-6 16, Jaileyah Cotton 2-12 3-4 8, Josie Gilvin 7-12 0-0 14, Gracie Merkle 4-8 6-9 14, Caddisy Rowe 3-7 0-0 8, Monica Lindsey 3-5 0-0 6, Rylee Turner 0-2 0-0 0. Jenna Lillard 0-1 0-0 0, Riley Neal 0-4 0-0 0, Macie Feldman 0-2 0-0 0, Amaya Curry 0-0 0-0 0, Lauren Hawthorne 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 24-73 14-19 66.
Rebounds: Indiana 46 (Carrothers 9), Kentucky 50 (Merkle 12); Assists: Indiana 11 (four with 2); Kentucky 9 (Cotton 4); Turnovers: Indiana 23, Kentucky 23.
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SEMI-STATE
- LAPORTE (SCHREIBER FIELD)
CLASS 1A | LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (25-6) VS. SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (21-9) | 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT
CLASS 4A | ZIONSVILLE (22-12) VS. PENN (24-6) | TO FOLLOW
- KOKOMO (MUNICIPAL STADIUM)
CLASS 2A | WAPAHANI (24-4) VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (20-7) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
CLASS 3A | NEW CASTLE (18-5-1) VS. ANDREAN (29-4) | TO FOLLOW
- MOORESVILLE (PIONEER FIELD)
CLASS 2A | LINTON-STOCKTON (15-9-1) VS. CENTERVILLE (20-5) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
CLASS 4A | COLUMBUS EAST (15-16-1) VS. INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (17-10-2) | TO FOLLOW
- JASPER (RUXER FIELD)
CLASS 1A | TECUMSEH (18-12) VS. SHAKAMAK (16-13) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
CLASS 3A | SILVER CREEK (29-6) VS. BREBEUF JESUIT (25-4) | TO FOLLOW
INDIANA BOYS GOLF STATE FINALS PAIRINGS AND TEE TIMES:
• GAME 1: CELTICS 120, WARRIORS 108
• GAME 2: WARRIORS 107, CELTICS 88
• GAME 3: CELTICS 116, WARRIORS 100
• GAME 4: WARRIORS 107, BOSTON 97
• GAME 5: MONDAY, JUNE 13: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC
• GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC
• GAME 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)
* SERIES IS TIED, 2-2
NHL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
NEW YORK RANGERS V. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (TB LEADS 3-2)
GAME 1 – RANGERS 6, LIGHTNING 2
GAME 2 – RANGERS 3, LIGHTNING 2
GAME 3 – LIGHTNING 3, RANGERS 2
GAME 4 – LIGHTNING 4, RANGERS 1
GAME 5 – LIGHTNING 3, RANGERS 1
GAME 6 – JUNE 11: RANGERS AT LIGHTNING, 8 P.M. ET, (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
*GAME 7 – JUNE 14: LIGHTNING AT RANGERS, 8 P.M. ET, (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
NY YANKEES 2 CHICAGO CUBS 1 (13)
MIAMI 7 HOUSTON 4
NY METS 7 LA ANGELS 3
CLEVELAND 3 OAKLAND 2
TORONTO 10 DETROIT 1
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 8 TEXAS 3
KANSAS CITY 8 BALTIMORE 1
MINNESOTA 9 TAMPA BAY 4
BOSTON 4 SEATTLE 3
WASHINGTON 11 MILWAUKEE 5
PHILADELPHIA 7 ARIZONA 5
ATLANTA 4 PITTSBURGH 2
ST. LOUIS 2 CINCINNATI 0
SAN DIEGO 9 COLORADO 0
SAN FRANCISCO 7 LA DODGERS 2
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 5 COLUMBUS 4
CEDAR RAPIDS 6 SOUTH BEND 1
FORT WAYNE 2 LAKE COUNTY 1
COLLEGE BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS
EAST CAROLINA 13 TEXAS 7
NOTRE DAME 8 TENNESSEE 6
OKLAHOMA 5 VIRGINIA 4
TEXAS A&M 5 LOUISVILLE 4
NEW YORK 97 INDIANA 83
CHICAGO 83 CONNECTICUT 79
SEATTLE 89 DALLAS 88
WASHINGTON 76 MINNESOTA 59
PGA CANADIEN OPEN LEADERBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/golf/final.asp?tour=PGA
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CURRY SCORES 43 TO BEAT BOSTON, WARRIORS TIE NBA FINALS 2-2
BOSTON (AP) He stomped his feet, waved his arms, flexed his muscles and talked back to the crowd.
And Stephen Curry also made baskets. Plenty of those, too.
In a demonstrative and dominating performance that was one of the best of his postseason career, Curry scored 43 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 107-97 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, sending the series back to San Francisco knotted at two games apiece.
Two nights after shaking off a foot injury in a Game 3 loss, the two-time league MVP stomped and shot his way to his third-highest scoring total in the postseason, adding 10 rebounds and making a pair of baskets during a 10-0 fourth-quarter run that turned a four-point Boston edge into a 100-94 Golden State lead. It was the second-most points he’s scored in the NBA Finals.
“The heart on that man is incredible,” Warriors guard Klay Thompson said. “The things he does, we kind of take for granted at times, to go out there and put us on his back. We’ve got to help him out on Monday.”
Andrew Wiggins had 17 points and 16 boards for the Warriors, who have won at least one road game for an NBA-record 27 consecutive playoff series since 2013. They will host Game 5 on Monday night, with Game 6 in Boston on Thursday; Golden State would hold the home-court advantage in a seventh game, if necessary.
“We had to do it the difficult way,” said Celtics coach Ime Udoka, whose team is 7-0 after losses in the 2022 postseason. “We have to do it again. It could have been an easier road, obviously, if you get the win tonight. But we’re 2-2 now. We know we can do it. We’ve done it before.”
Jayson Tatum had 23 points and 11 rebounds for Boston, but he managed just one basket while playing the entire fourth quarter. Jaylen Brown scored 21 points and Robert Williams III had 12 rebounds.
Marcus Smart, who scored 18 points, hit a 3-pointer to give the Celtics a 94-90 lead with just over five minutes remaining. But they missed six straight shots and did not score again until the 1:18 mark, after Curry made a floater and a 3-pointer to give the Warriors a 100-94 lead.
“He wasn’t letting us lose. That’s all it boils down to,” Warriors big man Draymond Green said. “I could tell in his demeanor, last couple of days, even after Game 3 that he was going to come out with that kind of fire.”
Curry was more demonstrative than usual, raising his arms after failing to get a foul call, interacting with the sold-out TD Garden crowd and flexing to celebrate a big Warriors basket. Rather than returning home at the brink of elimination, the Warriors moved closer to a fourth NBA title in eight years at home.
“I felt like we just had to let everybody know that we were here tonight,” Curry said. “Whether that’s their crowd, their team, our team, whoever wants to see that energy and that fire, we feed off of that.”
Fans arriving at the TD Garden for what could have been the final time this season found a T-shirt draped over their seats with the 17 NBA championship banners lined up on the front. There was a blank rectangle where the 18th would go.
Now the Celtics would need to win at least one more time in San Francisco to fill in the blank.
The amped-up crowd spent much of the game booing Green, chanting an obscenity at him that is usually reserved for Bucky Dent, and jeering his many misses. He shot 1 of 7 but finished with nine rebounds and eight assists to go with two points.
Green also had an offensive rebound and a dish to Curry after returning to the game in the final minute to eliminate any chance of a Boston comeback.
“He’s the ultimate competitor. … Made huge plays down the stretch,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “This is a tough series for him to score because of Boston’s size and athleticism, but he’s still impacting the game at a huge level.”
Curry’s foot was an issue coming into the night after Boston’s Al Horford landed on it late in Game 3. But didn’t seem to bother him on Friday night: He played 41 minutes – only Wiggins spent more time on the court for the Warriors – and made 14 of 26 shots, including 7 of 14 from 3-point range.
“Never even looked like it was a factor,” Kerr said. “The physicality out there is pretty dramatic. Boston’s got the best defense in the league – huge and powerful at every position, and for Steph to take that kind of pressure all game long and still be able to defend … I think this is the strongest physically he’s ever been in his career.”
Williams was listed as questionable coming into the game with the knee injury that kept him out at the end of the regular season and the start of the playoffs. He started strong, with 10 rebounds in the first half, but he was limping in the second half and on the bench in the final minutes.
He finished with seven points to go with four assists and two blocked shots, playing 31 minutes.
The Warriors won the third quarter for the fourth game in a row, but not as decisively as they had previously.
Golden State had a 30-24 edge coming out of the break, closing with a 14-7 run to erase a six-point Boston lead. Curry scored 14 points in the quarter, making four 3-pointers.
The Warriors have outscored the Celtics by a combined score of 136-87 in the third quarter in the finals.
This time, it was the fourth quarter that was decisive, with the Warriors scoring 17 of the game’s last 20 points.
REPORT: HORNETS TAB ATKINSON AS HEAD COACH AFTER MEETING WITH JORDAN
The Charlotte Hornets are nearing an agreement with Golden State Warriors assistant Kenny Atkinson to make him the franchise’s next head coach, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Atkinson will pen a four-year deal with Charlotte, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 55-year-old met with Hornets owner Michael Jordan and other front-office executives Wednesday, per Charania.
He’s served as an assistant on Steve Kerr’s Warriors staff this season after spending the 2020-21 campaign in a similar role with the Los Angeles Clippers. Atkinson also spent parts of four seasons as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets starting in 2016.
Atkinson went a combined 118-190 in Brooklyn but was regarded for developing a young core of Spencer Dinwiddie, Caris LeVert, D’Angelo Russell, and Jarrett Allen into an Eastern Conference playoff team. Atkinson abruptly resigned from the post in March 2020 after going 28-34 to start the 2019-20 season, the team’s first campaign after signing free agents Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant.
CARDINALS SNAP 3-GAME LOSING STREAK, BEAT REDS 2-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) Andre Pallante took a shutout into the sixth inning in his second major league start, helping the St. Louis Cardinals snap a three-game skid with a 2-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Pallante (2-0) allowed four hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings and had three strikeouts.
“I felt like I did a good job settling down,” Pallante said. “I kept my fastball down, mixed a little of my off-speed, kind of found my curveball there towards the end and got a lot of ground balls.”
Genesis Cabrera and GIovanny Gallegos combined to pitch 2 2/3 scoreless innings before Ryan Helsley pitched the ninth for his fourth save in six chances.
The win moves the Cardinals a half-game ahead of Milwaukee and into first place in the NL Central Division.
“It’s early, but it’s good,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “I don’t care how early it is, you want it to be people chasing you. You don’t want to be chasing people. Our goal is to have people chase us the rest of the way.”
Luis Castillo (2-4) allowed two runs, one earned, on six hits in six innings as Cincinnati dropped its third straight.
“He definitely kept his composure, kept making pitches,” Reds manager David Bell said. “He’s fun to watch. He can really pitch. He’s been keeping this going consistently for several starts now.”
Paul Goldschmidt walked with two outs in the bottom of the first to reach base in his 46th consecutive game. He scored when Nolan Arenado singled to right field, and Aristedes Aquino’s throw to try and catch Arenado after rounding first base skipped past Joey Votto.
Arenado then scored when Tyler O’Neill singled to third base and Brandon Drury’s throw to first skipped away from Votto, giving St. Louis a 2-0 lead.
“Those are just things that are part of the game,” Castillo said via a translator. “Obviously no one’s perfect, no one’s going to be perfect. But what I’m glad is that we were able to battle today. We were able to get through those innings.”
The Reds loaded the bases in the eighth after Gallegos walked Colin Moran, Drury and Votto, but Kyle Farmer popped up to shortstop Tommy Edman to end the threat
The Cardinals activated OF Dylan Carlson from the 10-day injured list and optioned OF Lars Nootbaar to Triple-A Memphis. Carlson hit .247 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 39 games before missing the last 18 games with a strained left hamstring.
Reds: Placed C Tyler Stephenson on the 15-day injured list with a broken right thumb sustained in Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia. Stephenson is expected to be out four to six weeks and his trip to the injured list marks the 28th stint for a Reds player this season. The club recalled 2016 second-round draft pick Chris Okie from Triple-A Louisville. Okie, 27, made his major league debut behind the plate as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (right shoulder inflammation) allowed a solo home run as the only hit against him in a four inning rehabilitation start for Triple-A Memphis.
“I think it’s always exciting when you start to see a guy like that who’s a game-changer getting closer to joining the team,” Marmol said. “We’ve got to make sure we stay on track with our plan, make sure he recovers well, goes back out a couple more times and then it’ll be good to see him once he gets here.”
C Yadier Molina was held out of the lineup with general soreness, but Marmol expects him to be in the lineup Saturday to catch longtime battery mate RHP Adam Wainwright.
Wainwright (5-4, 2.73 ERA) is 10-16 in 37 career appearances against Cincinnati. The Reds are the only team he has a losing record against where he has accumulated more than one decision. Cincinnati counters with RHP Hunter Greene (3-7, 5.40 ERA), who allowed one hit and faced the minimum 21 batters in seven shutout innings in a rain-shortened 1-0 win over Arizona on Monday night.
TREVINO ENDS STALEMATE, RED-HOT YANKEES EDGE CUBS 2-1 IN 13
NEW YORK (AP) As his line drive landed safely in left field, Jose Trevino tossed his bat aside and broke into a big smile on the way to first base.
Come on out and celebrate, he waved to Yankees teammates hopping over the dugout railing.
At last, a hit in extra innings! And all it took was one.
Trevino finally snapped a stalemate in the 13th with a pinch-hit single Friday night that gave New York a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs.
“I was just ready – whenever,” Trevino said. “We just needed one hit.”
Gleyber Torres homered for the Yankees in the fourth, but neither team managed a hit after the ninth until Trevino came off the bench following an intentional walk to Aaron Hicks and delivered with two outs and runners at second and third.
Batting for fellow catcher Kyle Higashioka, Trevino laced a 1-1 sinker from Alec Mills (0-1) over shortstop to give the major league-leading Yankees (42-16) their ninth victory in 10 games.
“Every time he gets an opportunity to do something for the team, he does,” Torres said. “He showed tonight.”
Jason Heyward hit his first home run this season for the Cubs, making their first visit to Yankee Stadium since April 2014. Chicago (23-34) dropped its fourth straight.
The teams matched Tampa Bay and Baltimore on May 20 for the longest game in the majors this season by innings.
Luis Severino struck out 10, including five of his first six batters, and provided six innings of one-run ball to steady a strong Yankees rotation coming off three uncharacteristically rugged outings in Minnesota.
Severino raised his arms and clapped into his glove when center fielder Aaron Judge saved at least one run and probably two with a diving catch to end the third.
Moments earlier, Torres was positioned perfectly in an infield shift to throw out a runner at the plate.
New York reliever Clarke Schmidt was pumped up after getting double plays to end each of his two scoreless extra innings. Ron Marinaccio (1-0) worked one scoreless frame for his first major league win.
“The bullpen has been amazing for us,” Torres said.
Even with the automatic runner on second base to start every extra inning, neither team was able to break through until the 13th as Yankees fans grew restless. But they began to buzz when Trevino popped out of the dugout to pinch-hit.
A pleasant surprise and a fan favorite already in his first Yankees season after arriving from Texas in an April trade, Trevino also had a game-ending hit in the 11th on May 24 against Baltimore.
This one also made for a heartwarming gift for his son, who got to stay up late to see it on his fourth birthday and then FaceTime with daddy.
“He wanted the Yankees to win for his birthday,” Trevino said. “He was yelling at me asking me if I won the game.”
Wade Miley was activated from the injured list to start for the Cubs but didn’t last long. He threw three shutout innings, then exited with left shoulder soreness.
The left-hander had been sidelined since May 26 with a shoulder strain after missing the first five weeks this season with elbow inflammation.
“It was something in the back of my shoulder, kind of the same thing we’ve been dealing with. I felt so good the last two weeks,” Miley said. “Maybe I couldn’t give it enough time but that’s on me, I pushed myself back. It’s hard to say. I’ve been feeling good.”
Daniel Norris replaced Miley in the fourth and gave up Torres’ 11th home run on his first pitch.
Heyward connected leading off the fifth, an opposite-field shot to left for his first home run since Sept. 8 last year.
GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN
Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo was 0 for 4 in his first game against the Cubs since they traded him to New York last July. He also walked and was hit by a pitch.
ON A ROLL
Yankees reliever Clay Holmes worked the ninth, extending his shutout streak to 28 innings – the longest for New York since Mariano Rivera finished the 1999 season with 30 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings. … Cubs rookie Christopher Morel had two more hits and has reached base safely in his first 22 major league games.
Cubs cleanup hitter Frank Schwindel, from nearby New Jersey, had a rough night with a large cheering section in the stands. He went 0 for 5 and grounded into a double play with two on to end the 10th.
Cubs: Placed starting pitcher Marcus Stroman on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to June 7, with right shoulder inflammation. Chicago reinstated catcher Yan Gomes (left oblique strain) and infielder Jonathan Villar (mouth injury) from the 10-day injured list. RHP Michael Rucker and INF Alfonso Rivas were optioned to Triple-A Iowa. … Nick Madrigal (groin tightness) slowed up running out a grounder to end the 12th and was replaced at second base in the bottom half. … Seiya Suzuki remained on the IL with a sprained left ring finger, but manager David Ross said the rookie outfielder could still be activated this weekend. Suzuki was set to take a full round of batting practice. “It feels like day to day, but it’s a slow process right now with Seiya,” Ross said. … The team is giving Kyle Hendricks extra rest while he deals with some physical issues, but Ross said the right-hander threw a bullpen Friday and will pitch “in the near future.” Chicago needs a starter for the series finale Sunday, but Ross said the club has multiple options.
Rookie RHP Matt Swarmer (1-0, 1.50 ERA) makes his third major league start Saturday night for the Cubs against Yankees LHP Jordan Montgomery (1-1, 3.02).
GRANDAL, MENDICK KEY 5-RUN 8TH, WHITE SOX BEAT RANGERS 8-3
CHICAGO (AP) Yasmani Grandal hit a tiebreaking, two-run double with two outs in the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 8-3 on Friday night.
Danny Mendick homered to cap Chicago’s five-run eighth.
Nathaniel Lowe homered and doubled for Texas. Adolis Garcia and Corey Seager hit home runs, but the Rangers lost for the seventh time in nine games.
Grandal broke a 3-all tie with his double off John King (1-2). Josh Harrison hit an RBI single and Mendick homered as the White Sox rebounded to snap a two-game losing streak a day after a wild 11-9 loss to the Dodgers.
Kendall Graveman (2-1) pitched the eighth for the win, despite allowing Seager’s homer that tied the game at 3.
Texas righty Matt Bush started instead of Glenn Otto, who was put on the COVID-19-related injured list before the contest. Catcher Mitch Garver also was put on the list.
Bush tossed a scoreless inning, then was followed by five pitchers.
The White Sox used right-hander Reynaldo Lopez as an opener instead of Davis Martin who had been scheduled to start. Lopez tossed two scoreless innings and struck out three.
Martin followed, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out six in five innings in his third major league appearance.
Lowe had his third straight multi-hit game and fourth in five for Texas. The first baseman’s seventh homer was hit fourth in nine games this month.
WHITE SOX MOVES
The Chicago White Sox optioned slumping INF/OF Gavin Sheets to Triple-A Charlotte and recalled RHP Jimmy Lambert from Charlotte.
Sheets was hitting .206 with four homers and 10 RBIs in 44 games, and batting just .154 in June. Lambert has appeared in three games with the White Sox this season, going 0-2 with a 5.14 ERA.
Rangers: Texas activated INF/OF Brad Miller from the 10-day injured list. Miller, out since May 29 with right hip impingement started in left field and batted seventh. . In a corresponding move, the Rangers optioned INF Andy Ibanez optioned to Round Rock . RHPs Tyson Miller and Jesus Tinoco were added from Triple-A Round Rock as replacements for Otto and Garver.
White Sox: Manager Tony La Russa said LHP Lance Lynn (right knee surgery) could rejoin the team next week and possibly start on Tuesday. Lynn has made three rehab starts with Triple-A Charlotte.
Texas LHP Martin Perez. (4-2, 1.56), with the lowest ERA in the majors, faces Chicago ace RHP Lucas Giolito (4-2, 3.54). Perez has nine consecutive quality starts, and is 4-0 with an 0.88 ERA during the span.
STRIDER FANS 8, BRAVES TOP PIRATES 4-2 FOR 9TH STRAIGHT WIN
ATLANTA (AP) A move toward simplicity served Spencer Strider well in his first home start.
The adjustment could help Strider keep his new-found place in the Atlanta Braves’ rotation.
Strider outpitched Roansy Contreras in a matchup of hard-throwing rookies, Dansby Swanson had three hits, including a two-run homer, and the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday night for their ninth straight win.
The winning streak is the National League’s longest this season. Houston and the New York Yankees have had 11-game streaks.
The Pirates have lost four straight, matching their longest losing skid of the season.
Strider (2-2) allowed only four hits with eight strikeouts and one walk in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. Strider, making his first home start and only his third overall, pitched into the sixth inning for the first time.
“I definitely wanted to simplify things,” Strider said, adding he felt he made things too difficult for himself in his last start, when he lasted only 4 1/3 innings and received no decision in a 6-2 win at Colorado on Saturday.
Strider said his plan was to “just focus on being in line to the plate.” He allowed only two hits through his first five innings.
The 23-year-old Strider began the season as a reliever before moving into the No. 5 spot in the rotation. He gave credit to Swanson for giving him a confidence boost, as well as some pointers, following his start at Colorado.
“He was just relaying to me that my stuff is good and he’s seeing it behind me,” Strider said, referring to Swanson’s view of his work from his shortstop position. “He can tell when I’m getting too complicated.”
Strider’s growth has provided depth to a rotation following attempts to find a fifth starter behind Max Fried, Charlie Morton, Kyle Wright and Ian Anderson.
“This is the next step in getting hi to where we want him to be,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker, adding it was “pretty good, awesome” for Strider to pitch into the sixth.
Contreras (1-1) had seven strikeouts, including four in his first pass through the Braves’ lineup, in his fourth start. The 22-year-old right-hander from the Dominican Republic allowed four runs – three earned – and eight hits with one walk in 4 2/3 innings.
Swanson’s third-inning homer off the left-field foul pole drove in rookie Michael Harris, who singled and stole second. Ronald Acuna Jr. reached on an infield hit and was caught stealing before Swanson’s homer.
Ozzie Albies’ double to right field off Contreras in the fourth drove in Travis d’Arnaud, who singled and moved to second on left fielder Travis Swaggerty’s fielding error.
Matt Olson added a run-scoring single in the fifth.
Strider was pulled after giving up singles to Bryan Reynolds and Michael Chavis in the sixth. Dylan Lee struck out Cal Mitchell to end the inning.
Atlanta’s winning streak is its longest since another nine-game run from Aug. 13-22, 2021.
Atlanta led 4-0 before Chavis hit a ground-rule double off Jackson Stephens that bounced over the left-field to drive in Reynolds in the eighth. Cal Mitchell’s sacrifice fly drove in Daniel Vogelbach, cutting the Braves’ lead to two runs.
Kenley Jansen recorded three straight outs in the ninth for his 17th save in 20 chances.
STRIDER’S HEAT – AND ADJUSTMENTS
Strider had 14 pitches clocked at 99 mph or higher for the third time this season. In his move from the bullpen, however, the right-hander has continued to place more emphasis on his slider and changeup.
“He’s made some adjustments,” Snitker said, noting Strider’s increased reliance on his slider. “Very impressive.”
Including Contreras, the Pirates started five rookies. When asked about his lineup before the game, manager Derek Shelton smiled and said “we have three to five in there about every night.”
Acuna made a leaping catch on the right-field warning track of a drive hit by Michael Perez in the seventh.
Pirates: RHP Tyle Beede remained in the game after being hit near his hip by a liner from Swanson in the seventh. Swanson reached on an infield hit on the play.
Braves: Stephens stayed in after Reynolds’ grounder hit his right knee in the eighth. Reynolds reached on his second infield single of the game before scoring on the double by Chavis. … LHP Tyler Matzek (left shoulder inflammation) threw long toss in the outfield before the game for the first time since being placed on the 10-day injured list on May 17. The next step is for Matzek to be cleared to throw from a mound.
Braves RHP Charlie Morton (4-3, 5.63) will make his first career start against Pittsburgh, where he pitched from 2009-15, when he faces RHP Zach Thompson (3-4, 4.60) as the four-game series continues Saturday.
GUARDIANS RALLY FOR 3 IN 9TH, SEND A’S TO 10TH STRAIGHT LOSS
CLEVELAND (AP) Jose Ramirez doubled twice, then homered to begin a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Cleveland Guardians sent Oakland to its 10th straight loss, beating the Athletics 3-2 on Friday night.
The A’s are stuck in their first double-digit skid since 2011 and have been outscored 60-20 during the streak. Oakland has the worst record in the American League at 20-40 and has not won since May 29 against Texas.
“Every time you think you’re going to get a break, they generally don’t go your way,” A’s manager Mark Kotsay said. “It’s never easy getting out of these situations. You have to earn them yourself.”
Ramirez, who leads the majors with 56 RBIs, hit his 16th homer to lead off the ninth against Dany Jimenez (2-4). Cleveland then loaded the bases with no outs and Owen Miller delivered the tying sacrifice fly.
Sam Moll relieved and gave up an infield single to Steven Kwan that again loaded the bases. Luke Maile followed with a sacrifice fly that scored rookie Oscar Gonzalez, setting off a celebration in the rain that unexpectedly arrived during the inning.
“Jose is the best player in baseball, I’ve said it 50 times,” Guardians designated hitter Josh Naylor said. “He’s incredibly clutch. When he comes up in a close game, you know something is going to go down. He’s incredible.”
Ramirez was the only baserunner to get past second until the ninth for the young Guardians, who have won nine of 11 and moved two games above .500.
Gonzalez went 1 for 4, giving him hits in 13 of his first 14 career games. Roger Maris held the previous Cleveland franchise mark with 12.
“Sometimes you just get out of their way because you don’t want to make them nervous,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “We’re going up against some men and we’ve got some kids, and they’re doing OK.”
Oakland right-hander Paul Blackburn pitched eight shutout innings in the longest outing of his career, allowing four hits and striking out three to lower his road ERA to 0.93.
Converted outfielder Anthony Gose (2-0) struck out two of the three batters he faced in the ninth. Cleveland starter Triston McKenzie worked six innings, allowing solo homers by Seth Brown and Sean Murphy.
Brown homered in the first and Murphy went deep in the second. The A’s have 37 home runs — the second fewest in baseball — and only managed five hits to drop their league-low batting average to .209.
“That’s a good team and they’re hot right now,” Blackburn said. “Times like this are tough for anybody, but you try to come in every day with a clear mind and not look at any streak.”
Athletics RHP Lou Trivino, who posted a team-high 22 saves in 2021, is tied for the most losses by a reliever in the American League with five. The deposed closer has a 9.20 ERA in 21 appearances this season, allowing 15 earned runs in 14 2/3 innings. “Lou is one of the guys in the bullpen that we need to have success,” Kotsay said. “And he’s had it here before.”
Athletics: 2B Jed Lowrie (wrist, shoulder soreness) was not in the lineup after being involved in an collision on the bases Thursday. Kotsay said Lowrie “is pretty sore and has been in for treatment, but there is no guarantee he’ll be available off the bench.” Lowrie has gone hitless in nine straight at-bats as part of a 5-for-42 slump.
Guardians: RHP Aaron Civale (left gluteal soreness), who was injured May 20 against Detroit, will make a second rehab start for Triple-A Columbus. Civale threw 50 pitches in two innings Thursday, allowing two runs at Indianapolis. “By his account, Aaron was a little rusty, so he’ll pitch again in five days,” manager Terry Francona said.
Athletics: RHP Frankie Montas (2-6, 3.06 ERA) seeks to stop his career-long losing streak at five. Montas has a 2.87 ERA and is holding opponents to a .214 average over his past nine starts, but has not earned a win.
Guardians: RHP Zach Plesac (2-4, 4.72 ERA) has one win in his last seven starts, striking out eight over six innings in a 3-2 victory at Baltimore on June 5. Plesac has a 1-3 record with a 6.21 ERA during the timeframe.
RUF HITS 2 HRS, JUNIS WINS 3RD STRAIGHT AS GIANTS BEAT LA
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Darin Ruf hit two homers and drove in four runs, Joc Pederson added two hits and two RBIs, and Jakob Junis won his third straight decision as the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 Friday night.
Junis (4-1) worked five innings and yielded two runs and five hits, including Gavin Lux’s fifth-inning homer, before leaving with a strained hamstring.
The Lux homer pulled the Dodgers within 3-2 before the Giants scored three runs in their half of the fifth inning to pull away.
With Curt Casali on first base and one out, pinch-hitter Austin Slater hit a comebacker to Dodgers reliever Justin Bruhl, who slipped as he fielded the ball. That caused Bruhl to throw wildly past first as Casali and Slater advanced to third and second. One out later, Pederson singled home two runs and Ruf stroked an RBI single.
Dodgers starter Walker Buehler (6-3) lost for just the second time in his career in nine decisions against the Giants. He allowed three runs and four hits in four innings before leaving the game with discomfort in his elbow.
Pederson opened the scoring by leading off the second with a single, stealing second and scoring on Evan Longoria’s double. Longoria scored on Brandon Crawford’s single. Ruf hit his fourth homer of the season with one out in the fourth, and added his fifth homer with one out in the eighth off David Price.
Longtime rivals on the diamond, the Dodgers and Giants will join forces in pregame ceremonies Saturday at Oracle Park to observe Pride Day, a celebration of diversity.
“We’re looking forward to it and partnering with the Dodgers on this, really coming together and emphasizing that it’s not enough to reluctantly accept any community,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “It’s really important that everybody feels welcome and wanted and appreciated. That is absolutely true for the LGTBQ+ communities.”
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts cited the “awareness” and “inclusiveness” that the event promotes. “I think that two great organizations coming together to use our platform is a positive thing,” he said.
Dodgers: Roberts said that left-hander Andrew Heaney (shoulder) will be expected to work at least five innings next Tuesday when he makes third injury rehabilitation start. Roberts said that due to logistics, Heaney will pitch not for Triple-A Oklahoma City, but instead for Double-A Tulsa against Wichita. Heaney continued to progress on Thursday, allowing two hits and walking none while striking out five in 4 1/3 scoreless innings for Oklahoma City against Sugar Land.
Giants: Outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. (left knee) felt tightness in his left hamstring while performing baserunning drills, prompting the Giants to back off on his possible return. “I don’t think we’re at the stage where we have to consider this a real setback,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said, “but we’re going to get through the weekend before we decide what’s next.” Kapler said that the Giants’ medical staff prefers to consider Wade’s injury “separate” from his knee. “But everything’s always connected,” Kapler added. Wade, one of San Francisco’s leading hitters with 18 homers last year, has appeared in 10 of 57 games … Second baseman Tommy La Stella reported back tightness, prompting the Giants to scratch him from the lineup … Though Anthony DeSclafani (right ankle) is expected to make an injury rehabilitation start sometime this weekend, Kapler refused to speculate on when the right-hander would rejoin the rotation. DeSclafani, 13-7 with a 3.17 ERA and two shutouts last year, is 0-1 with a 6.08 ERA in three starts this season.
Dodgers: In a shuffling of the rotation, left-hander Clayton Kershaw (4-0, 1.80 ERA in five starts) will start Saturday against San Francisco. Left-hander Julio Urias, previously named Saturday’s scheduled starter, will pitch Sunday instead to get extra rest. The Giants have not named a probable starter.
TIGERS’ MIZE, 2018 TOP PICK, TO UNDERGO TOMMY JOHN SURGERY
DETROIT (AP) Detroit Tigers right-hander Casey Mize, the top pick in the 2018 June draft, will undergo Tommy John surgery, manager A.J. Hinch announced on Friday.
Mize, 25, has been on the injured list with a right elbow sprain since April 15 after making two starts this season.
Mize’s ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow is still intact, but Dr. Keith Meister determined the ligament had stretched to the point where it had lost elasticity and functionality.
“I’m very sad for Casey, for the work he put in and for the ultimate diagnosis,” Hinch said.
The date of surgery has not been determined.
Mize got two outs for Triple-A Toledo on May 12, then had his rehab program slowed down. Hinch announced on Tuesday that Mize had been shut down due to continued elbow discomfort while rehabbing at the team’s spring training facility in Lakeland, Florida.
Mize has a 7-13 record with a 4.29 ERA in 39 big league appearances, all of them starts.
AAC DEAL LETS UCF, CINCINNATI, HOUSTON JOIN BIG 12 IN ’23
(AP) — The American Athletic Conference announced an agreement Friday with Cincinnati, Houston and UCF that paves the way for the schools to join the Big 12 in 2023.
The three schools announced in September they had accepted invitations to join the Big 12, which moved quickly to a rebuild its membership after Texas and Oklahoma revealed they planned to join the Southeastern Conference in 2025.
Along with the addition of BYU in 2023, the Big 12 is set to be a 14-team conference for two years.
The American requires its members give more than two years’ notice before they can leave the conference, plus a $10 million exit fee. The AAC said its remaining members agreed to terminate the memberships of Cincinnati, Houston and UCF, effective July 1, 2023.
Each departing school agreed to pay the AAC $18 million, with more than half paid out by 2024 and the rest due over a period of 12 years, two people with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the conference nor the schools are releasing terms of the agreement.
American Commissioner Mike Aresco thanked the leadership of the departing schools for arriving at a “sensible resolution.”
All three institutions enjoyed tremendous success under the American Athletic Conference banner, and all three were instrumental in taking the conference “to great heights, both athletically and academically,” Aresco said. “We wish them the best and look forward to having them compete in our conference in 2022-23.”
Cincinnati has won the last two AAC football championships and reached the College Football Playoff last season. UCF has also won two AAC football titles (2017-18). Houston, which lost to Cincinnati in last season’s title game, has one conference title.
Houston won the American men’s basketball title last season and reached the Final Four in 2021.
The new-look AAC is also preparing to have 14 teams in 2023, with six schools from Conference USA having already accepted invitations. Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA were all targeting 2023 to make the switch from C-USA to the American.
The departure of those six schools from Conference USA next year was expected to become official soon, but Charlotte, FAU and UTSA put out statements announcing they would be joining the AAC in 2023.
CHARGERS OWNER SUED BY SISTER FOR ALLEGED MISOGYNY, FIDUCIARY DUTY BREACHES
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers controlling owner Dean Spanos has been accused of repeated breaches of fiduciary duty and misogynistic behavior in a lawsuit filed by his sister.
The filing escalates the ongoing battle among the four Spanos siblings over control of the franchise.
Dea Spanos Berberian filed a petition Thursday in San Joaquin County Superior Court seeking sole control of the family trust that has a 36% stake in the ownership of the Chargers. The lawsuit also asks the court to suspend and remove Dean Spanos as a co-trustee in the trust and for the disqualification of Michael Spanos as successor co-trustee.
A lawyer representing Dean and Michael Spanos was reviewing the filing before commenting on their behalf.
Spanos and Berberian were left as co-trustees of the trust following the deaths of Alex and Faye Spanos in 2018.
Of the remaining 64% of the Chargers ownership stake, Spanos, Berberian, Alexandra Spanos Ruhl and Michael Spanos each own 15%. The remaining 4% is owned by non-family members.
Alex Spanos bought the San Diego Chargers in 1984 and Dean Spanos took over managing the franchise in 1994.
In the filing, Berberian accuses Michael and Dean Spanos of repeatedly acting “out of their deeply-held misogynistic attitudes and sense of entitlement as the men in the family.” It states that Dean and Michael “believe to their cores that, regardless of what their parents intended and their wills specified, men are in charge and women should shut up.”
According to the trust’s financial statements, debts totaled over $358 million as of Dec. 31, with debt service and expenses of at least $11 million per year. The trust’s stake in the Chargers makes up 83% of its holdings.
Forbes valued the Chargers at $2.6 billion in its recent franchise rankings. The trust’s share could be worth nearly $988 million.
Berberian has also accused Dean and Michael Spanos of borrowing over $60 million from the trust to buy an airplane and “deliberately” damaging her relationship with the pastor of her Greek Orthodox church.
Berberian filed a petition last March in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeking to have the court put the trust and team’s ownership stake up for sale. Berberian agreed earlier this week to have the matter heard before the NFL in arbitration.
The NFL declined to comment on the matter.
JACK DEL RIO FINED $100K FOR COMMENTS ABOUT CAPITOL RIOT
(AP) — Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has been fined $100,000 by the team for his comments about protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Coach Ron Rivera announced the fine in a statement Friday after meeting with Del Rio earlier in the day. He said Del Rio’s statements were hurtful to members of the local community and did not reflect the views of the organization.
Asked Wednesday about a social media post he made earlier in the week, Del Rio downplayed the deadly insurrection and questioned why the protests in the summer of 2020 after Floyd’s death were not receiving the same scrutiny. Del Rio called the Jan. 6, 2021, riot “a dust-up at the Capitol,” which he later apologized for.
“He understands the distinction between the events of that dark day and peaceful protests, which are a hallmark of our democracy,” Rivera said in the statement, adding that Del Rio had a constitutional right to voice his opinion. “Words have consequences and his words hurt a lot of people in our community. I want to make it clear that our organization will not tolerate any equivalency between those who demanded justice in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the actions of those on Jan. 6 who sought to topple our government.”
Rivera said he feels strongly after their conversation that Del Rio “will have a greater understanding for the impact of his language and the values that our team stands for.” He said the money will be donated to the United States Capitol Police Memorial Fund.
Del Rio, 59, is going into his third season running Washington’s defense on Rivera’s staff and in that time has shared his conservative political views on social media numerous times. A Twitter post Monday night prompted questions to Del Rio after an offseason workout, including whether he was concerned about how his thoughts might go over with players, the majority of whom are Black.
“If they are and they want to talk about it, I’d talk about it with anybody,” Del Rio said. “No problem. At any time. But they’re not. I’m just expressing myself and I think we all as Americans have a right to express ourselves, especially if you’re being respectful. I’m being respectful.”
While the Commanders players asked about Del Rio’s remarks declined comment or brushed off their significance in the locker room, multiple Virginia lawmakers expressed concern about the team’s latest in a long line of offseason issues. On Thursday, Virginia’s legislature abandoned a bill that would have given the NFL club tax incentives to build a stadium in the state.
Del Rio’s comments were prompted by preparations for this week’s hearings by a House committee on the Jan. 6 riot. Lawmakers have presented evidence that former president Donald Trump knew he had lost the 2020 election but clung to his claims of election fraud and summoned the violent mob.
RAIDERS AGREE TO 2-YEAR EXTENSION WITH HUNTER RENFROW
(AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have locked up another key player with a new contract, agreeing to a two-year, $32 million extension with Pro Bowl slot receiver Hunter Renfrow.
Renfrow was entering the final season of his rookie contract after being a fifth-round pick in 2019 and he got a big pay raise based on his breakthrough 2021 season.
Renfrow had 103 catches for 1,038 yards and nine TDs as he became quarterback Derek Carr’s most reliable target. The 103 catches were the third most in franchise history, trailing only Darren Waller’s 107 in 2020 and Hall of Famer Tim Brown’s 104 in 1997.
Renfrow has 208 catches for 2,299 yards and 15 TDs in his three seasons in the NFL.
“Hunter is one of the true leaders on this team and he exemplifies the values of the organization in how he comes to work every day,” coach Josh McDaniels said. “He is a tremendous teammate on and off the field and the entire Raider Nation is excited to see what the future holds for Hunter.”
Renfrow is the third key Raiders player to get an extension in the offseason under the new regime led by McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler. Carr signed a three-year, $120.5 million extension in April and edge rusher Maxx Crosby got a four-year, $94 million deal in March.
Waller could be next in line for a new deal as he is owed about $13.8 million in the final two years of a deal he signed in 2019.
Renfrow, Waller and offseason acquisition Davante Adams give the Raiders one of the most productive trios of pass catchers in the league.
Adams has the most catches and second-most yards in the NFL over the past six seasons and was an All-Pro the past two years. Waller topped the 1,000-yard receiving mark in 2019 and ’20 before being slowed by injuries last year, and Renfrow has developed into one of the top slot receivers in the NFL who should thrive in McDaniels’ offense.
Renfrow has made an immediate impression on the veteran Adams in their first offseason together after Adams arrived in a trade from Green Bay.
“There’s never been a fourth year with the type of football acumen that he has and his awareness and understanding why he does certain things,” Adams said. “There are people out there with a lot of talent, but they can’t sit there and break it down and tell you why they’re doing what they did with their footwork or the next rep, why they tweaked it a little bit because of the look that they had. So, his awareness and his football smarts, he’s definitely ahead of his time.”
Renfrow joined New Orleans’ Michael Thomas as the only wide receivers in the past 13 seasons to catch at least 80% of their targets and have at least 100 catches in a season, according to Sportradar.
NFL Network first reported the deal Friday and said it includes $21 million in guarantees.
DECHAMBEAU JOINS SAUDI GOLF SERIES; SCHWARTZEL LEADS IN UK
ST. ALBANS, England (AP) Former U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau became the latest big name to sign on with the Saudi-funded breakaway series LIV Golf, and Charl Schwartzel remained on course Friday to win the maximum prize of $4.75 million at its inaugural event outside London.
That kind of big money has already convinced a long line of leading golfers – although none from the top 10 so far – to accept offers from the series bankrolled by the Saudi sovereign wealth fund. DeChambeau is yet to explain why he made an about-turn to join that list, having previously said he would continue playing on the PGA Tour. That may not be possible now, as the PGA Tour announced Thursday that players who defect to the renegade series will face banishment from future tour events.
DeChambeau will be joining a series that already features Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, who are also among the golfers to have spent the week facing questions about the decision to sign up given Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations.
On the course, Schwartzel shot a 4-under 66 to take a three-shot lead over fellow South African Hennie Du Plessis in the fight for the $4 million individual first prize at the 54-hole event, which will be decided on Saturday. Both players are on the Stinger team which is leading the way to share a $3 million purse for the best four-man team.
DeChambeau’s signing was announced as the second round was taking place.
“He is passionate about the sport, innovative in his approach and committed to pushing the boundaries in pursuit of excellence,” LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman said in a statement. “He’s not afraid to think outside the box and supports our mission of doing things differently to grow our game. The power and energy he brings to the course will deliver added electricity to our competition in Portland and beyond.”
The 28th-ranked American could make his LIV Golf debut at Pumpkin Ridge in Portland, Oregon, from June 30.
“I don’t know how the field will look in Portland,” two-time major winner Martin Kaymer said. “If you can play against more players who are up there in the world rankings … it’s also proof that this tour here and this tournament is going into the right direction.
“They are staying in their frame, they are doing what they promised to do with the game of golf, and within a few weeks, that event so far has been great, especially in the time frame.”
BUFFALO SABRES TO RETIRE GOALIE RYAN MILLER’S NO. 30
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) It will be Miller Time once more in Buffalo.
The Sabres are honoring their franchise goalie leader in wins and games played by retiring Ryan Miller’s No. 30 jersey next season.
The team made the announcement by releasing a video on Friday which showed Miller being informed of the honor while touring the Sabres’ arena with his wife, mother, sister and two children. The announcement coincided with Miller’s trip to Buffalo, where he took part in a news conference to discuss being inducted into the Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame later this year.
Starting in 2002-03, Miller spent his first 10-plus NHL seasons playing for the Sabres. The Michigan State standout was selected by Buffalo in the fifth round of the 1999 draft. He set Buffalo’s record for goalies with 284 wins and 540 games played, before eventually setting the mark for American-born goalies with 391 career wins. He retired after the 2020-21 season.
From East Lansing, Michigan, Miller’s career also featured stops in St. Louis and Vancouver before concluding with a four-year stint with Anaheim.
Miller became a star while leading the Sabres to consecutive Eastern Conference final appearances in 2006 and ’07, with Buffalo losing both times.
His best season was in 2009-10, when Miller won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie and earned Olympic MVP honors for backstopping the United States to a silver medal at the Vancouver Games.
Though he now lives in Southern California, the 41-year-old Miller has considered Buffalo the place where he grew up as a person and player.
The Sabres’ video shows Miller on the arena floor standing in front of his former home net with his son, Bodhi. Former play-by-play broadcaster Rick Jeanneret appeared on the video screen to make the announcement.
“Ryan, in five-plus decades, no player has worn the Buffalo Sabres sweater with more authenticity, intensity and pride than you did for 12 unforgettable years,” said Jeanneret, who retired after this season. “Believe me, I’ve seen them all.”
Miller becomes the second Sabres goalie to have his number retired, after Dominik Hasek. Miller wore No. 39 in honor of Hasek at college before switching to No. 30 upon turning pro.
His 391 wins rank 14th in the NHL, and two ahead of Hasek.
The Sabres will determine what date they’ll honor Miller once the NHL schedule is released.
MSG BANS FAN FOR LIFE AFTER HE SUCKER-PUNCHED LIGHTNING SUPPORTER
The New York Rangers’ parent company punished a fan for attacking a spectator wearing a Tampa Bay Lightning jersey after Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.
“(On Thursday night), an abhorrent assault took place against a Tampa Bay fan at the conclusion of the game – followed by a second assault against an individual who bravely intervened,” Madison Square Garden said in a statement.
“First, we ensured the victims received appropriate medical care and have followed up to provide support from our guest services team,” the facility’s statement continued. “Equally important, we are cooperating fully with law enforcement as this is now a criminal matter.”
The Garden said the fan in question is banned for life from all venues the company operates.
Twitter user Scott Kaplan captured video of the incident, in which a fan in a red shirt can be seen striking a person in a Lightning sweater with an unexpected punch to the face as the crowd filed out of the building. The victim laid motionless as he was attended to by other fans.
Police said James Anastasio, a 29-year-old Rangers fan, threw the punch, according to WTSP’s Claire Farrow. The Lightning fan was knocked unconscious but is now in stable condition, law enforcement added.
Anastasio was charged with two counts each of assault, disorderly conduct, and harassment.
A witness tried to stop Anastasio from leaving, at which point the latter punched the witness in the face as well, according to police. The witness was bruised and in pain but refused medical treatment.
“All guests – no matter what team they support – should feel safe and respected in The Garden,” MSG’s statement said. “This has and always will be our policy.”
CLARK TAKES CANADIAN OPEN LEAD INTO WEEKEND AT ST. GEORGE’S
TORONTO (AP) Wyndham Clark closed with an unlikely par save Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Rory McIlroy and four other players into the weekend in the RBC Canadian Open.
After bogeying Nos. 15 and 16 in windy conditions at St. George’s, Clark got up-and-down from about 50 feet from a semi-plugged lie on the downslope in a greenside bunker on the par-4 18th. He was 7 under after an even-par 70.
“Really had no chance,” Clark said. “And I would love to say I was trying to do what I did, but I was trying to punt a little bit out to the right and somehow how when I came into the ball it like plopped up to the left and landed in the rough and trickled down to 4 feet. It was definitely the best save I’ve had of the year. It was pretty awesome.”
McIlroy (68) was tied with Matt Fitzpatrick (70), Alex Smalley (67), Keith Mitchell (67) and Jim Knous (67). McIlroy had to wait three years to defend his 2019 title because of the COVID-19 pandemic that canceled golf’s fourth-oldest championship the last two years.
“Challenging,” McIlroy said. “I think the only thing this golf course needs for it to feel a little more major like is just a bit of length. I think that’s the only thing that’s missing. The rough is very penal, the greens are tricky, the wind’s up, it’s drying out a little bit because of the wind. All of a sudden you’ve got a pretty testing golf course.”
Fitzpatrick closed double bogey-birdie-bogey-bogey-bogey.
“Just a poor finish,” Fitzpatrick said.” Just didn’t hole the putts I needed to on the last three. Just pathetic. Yeah, just pathetic finish really with the putter.”
Clark birdied the par-14th to reach 9 under, then bogeyed the next two. On the par-5 15, he drove into the right fairway bunker and saved bogey with a 10-footer. On the par-3 16th, he missed a 7 1/2-foot par try after hitting short and right into a bunker.
“Honestly, I played really well,” Clark said. “It was tough out there. It was windy, there was some tough pin placements. You guys have seen, these greens are very tough and you get into some tough spots where you have to be defensive even from 10, 15 feet.”
Clark opened with a 63 on Thursday after rallying Monday in a 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier to get into the field next week at The Country Club outside Boston.
Masters champion Scottie Scheffler was 4 under after a 67.
Aaron Cockerill and Nick Taylor were the top Canadians, tied for 21st at 2 under. Cockerill, making his PGA Tour debut, shot a 68. Taylor had a 70.
“First PGA Tour event and I’m in a decent position going into the weekend,” Cockerill said. “Kind of where I want to be and see if we can throw a low one on the board tomorrow and see what happens.”
PGA champion Justin Thomas also was 2 under after his second 69.
ANDY MURRAY BEATS TSITSIPAS FOR 1ST TOP 5 WIN SINCE 2016
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Andy Murray claimed his biggest win more than five years on Friday when he defeated the top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 (4), 6-3 to reach the semifinals of the Stuttgart Open.
The 35-year-old Murray saved a set point in the first set against the fifth-ranked Tsitsipas and powered on to claim his first win over an opponent ranked in the top five since beating Novak Djokovic at the World Tour Finals in London in November 2016.
That was also the last year he reached a grass-court singles final as he became Wimbledon champion for the second time.
The former world No. 1 missed much of the clay-court season to focus on his preparations for grass. Murray also reached the semifinals of the Surbiton Trophy last week, though was beaten by Denis Kudla.
Tsitsipas was bidding for a repeat after beating Murray in their only previous meeting at the U.S. Open last year.
But the Scot gained confidence after saving the set point on serve at 5-6 and he attacked in the second set before getting the decisive break in the sixth game.
Murray improved his record to 113-23 on grass. He next faces either Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics or Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals.
Also, Matteo Berrettini defeated Italian compatriot Lorenzo Sonego 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 for a semifinal against home favorite Oscar Otte. The German received a walkover from French player Benjamin Bonzi.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: ROTHROCK NAMED GATORADE POY
Roncalli Junior Keagan Rothrockn has been named the Gatorade National Softball Player of the Year.
As he #1 ranked junior in the country, Rothrock is 27-0 with five perfect games, eight no-hitters, a 0.73 ERA and 366 strikeouts this season. Rothrock has 10-plus strikeouts in 24 games and of her 2,083 pitches thrown, nearly 78% have been strikes.
Rothrock’s award came as Roncalli (32-0) continued preparations for the 4A championship game.
Rothrock is also a member of the USA Softball U18 National Team.
GO-AHEAD KNOCK LIFTS INDIANS TO SECOND STRAIGHT WIN
INDIANAPOLIS – Hoy Park lined a two-out double off the videoboard in left field to score the go-ahead run and give the Indianapolis Indians a 5-4 win over the Columbus Clippers on Friday night. With tonight’s win and last night’s walk-off victory, Indy has now won back-to-back games for the first time since winning three straight from May 22-25 (1).
Consecutive strikeouts began the bottom of the sixth inning for the Indians (29-27) before the next three batters hit safely and tallied two runs to take a 5-3 lead. Bligh Madris jumpstarted the offense with a single, and Park followed with a hard-hit liner off the left-field wall. Carter Bins then roped his second RBI single of the day to add an insurance run.
Indianapolis scored first in the contest with three runs in the second inning off Peyton Battenfield (L, 3-4). A leadoff double by Madris got the game started, and back-to-back singles by Bins and Oliva plated the first run. After a sacrifice fly by Oneil Cruz extended the lead, a one-run triple by Canaan Smith-Njigba – his second of the season – capped the scoring.
The Clippers (34-24) countered with a three-spot of their own in the fourth inning to tie the game. Following two walks and a single with one out, Bryan Lavastida drove in two with a line drive that wrapped around the first-base bag. A sacrifice fly by David Fry knotted the game at three.
Cody Bolton got the start for Indianapolis and surrendered three runs over 4.0 innings. After John O’Reilly (W, 2-0) and Hunter Stratton combined to hold the Clippers scoreless through the next four frames, they threatened again in the ninth. A bases-loaded walk tightened the Indians’ lead to one run, but Eric Hanhold (S, 2) escaped the bases-loaded jam.
Madris went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and runs scored to lead the offense. Bins also recorded a multi-hit game, his fourth in an Indians uniform.
The Indians now lead the series vs. the Clippers, 3-1. The two teams will face off again tomorrow night at 7:05 PM ET at Victory Field. RHP Tobias Myers (1-5, 4.60) will take the mound for Columbus while Indianapolis has not named a starter.
USL CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP: INDY ELEVEN 3 : 0 FLINT CITY AFC
WESTFIELD, Ind. (Friday, June 10, 2022) – The Indy Eleven women’s squad remained undefeated and atop the Great Lakes Division standings courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Flint City AFC in front of another sellout crowd of 1,041 fans at the Grand Park Events Center. The result included a historic performance from forward Maddy Williams, who notched the first hat trick in Indy Eleven’s short USL W League history, with all three tallies coming in the first half.
The result pushed the Eleven’s undefeated record to 5W-0L-1D after the first half of the squad’s 12-game W League campaign. The three points also pushed Indy back into solo possession of the Great Lakes Division lead on 16 points, with Indiana’s Team now sitting two points clear of Racing Louisville FC and holding a game in hand on its rival.
The action towards goal started early on both sides, with Rachel McCarthy pushing a near-post header just side from five yards only 30 seconds in and Flint City defender Abby Werthman putting a 3rd minute free kick from just outside the area just wide of the left post. The scoreboard wouldn’t stick on zeroes for long, however, as Williams started her hat trick off in the 7th minute by taking down Robyn McCarthy’s diagonal into the left side of the area with a touch in space before finishing into the middle of goal past Flint netminder Kayla Shuk for the opener.
It was another well-placed diagonal into the left side of the area that set-up Williams’ second of the night in the 17th minute, this time via a low ball by midfielder Ella Rogers that took three defenders out of the play. With ample time and space Williams chose to chip Khuk, with her bending effort from 15 yards dipping perfectly into the upper right corner for a classy finish and a 2-0 Indy lead. Williams upped the degree of difficulty to cap off her hat trick in the 22nd minute, when she took a popped up clearance attempt first-time with an audacious volley from 20 yards out that hit the inside of the far right post, leaving the Purdue product shrugging her shoulders and Flint asking plenty of questions down 3-nil just a quarter of the way through the match.
Flint City AFC nearly pulled one back in the 36th minute after a long spell of possession ended with Eleven ‘keeper Nona Reason chasing a cross off her line and the ball eventually landing at the feet of Alexa Sabbagh, but the AFC striker sailed her chance from six yards over frame. Williams looked to continue her dominating performance in the 41st minute by nutmegging a defender to get into the left side of the area once again, but her clipped effort from 10 yards missed the upper right 90 by a foot. The Eleven closed out the first half in stoppage time with Grace Bahr’s 25-yard rocket off a free kick that Shuk did well to grab onto without spilling at her left post, allowing the score to stay at 3-0 Indy heading into the halftime break.
The second half saw the Noblesville H.S. grad Reason called into more action during her first start of the season, starting in the 51st minute when she extended fully to her right to get both hands on a shot across her frame from 15 yards. Five minutes later AFC midfielder Alana Wood ended a mazy run from midfield and into the area with a solid 15-yard effort, but once again Reason was on the spot at her right post to make a sure-handed stop.
As substitutions chopped up the game following the hour mark, Indy Eleven still kept its foot on the gas, with forward Rachel McCarthy looking the most dangerous down the stretch. The BYU striker nearly had Indy’s fourth in the 78th minute with Kruk drawn off her line, but late pressure forced her to dribble an angled effort just past the base of the far post. Half chances would be all that was left for the remainder of the match, giving Indy a second straight victory and third win at its Grand Park home in as many outings.
Indy Eleven will kick off the second half of its USL W League campaign with a two-game week, starting on Tuesday evening when it travels to the Cincinnati area to take on Kings Hammer FC at 7:00 p.m. ET. The Girls in Blue will return home to the Grand Park Events Center next Friday, June 17, for a pivotal showdown against Racing Louisville at 7:00 p.m. ET. Tickets for that contest are available at indyeleven.com/wleague-tickets for only $8, and fans who cannot make it to the match can watch the proceedings via ISC Sports Network. To learn more about the newest edition of Indiana’s Team representing the women’s game, visit indyeleven.com/wleague.
2022 USL W League Regular Season – Matchday 6
Indy Eleven 3 : 0 Flint City AFC
Friday, June 10, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Grand Park Events Center – Westfield, Ind.
IND – Maddy Williams (Robyn McCarthy) 7’
IND – Maddy Williams (Ella Rogers) 17’
IND – Maddy Williams (unassisted) 22’
Indy Eleven lineup: 1-Nona Reason (GK), 5-Grace Bahr, 6-Julia Leonard, 9-Katie Soderstrom (7-Becky Dean 62’), 12-Maddy Williams (10-Milica Bulatovic 62’), 13-Jenna Chatterton (17-Emily McCalliget 73’), 22-Greta Kraszula, 23-Robyn McCarthy (Selena Barnett 73’), 26-Ella Rogers (15-Isadora Gadjobranski 73’)
IND substitutes: 1-Mackenzie Wood, 4-Kristina Lynch
Flint City AFC lineup: 0- Kayla Shuk (GK), 2-Kendra Zak, 5-Isabelle Karkaba (15-Kayla Robbins 45’), 10-Abby Werthman, 12-Arianna Hudson, 13-Zoe Hudson, 14-Alli Leonard, 16-Anna Schroeder, 17-Sam Lopez, 18-Alana Wood (11-Alexis Kufta 64’), 22-Alexa Sabbagh
FNT substitutes: 7-Jaden Frigerio, 16-Katie Ferguson
COLTS FOOTBALL: COLTS SIGN DE BRYAN COX JR., T JASON SPRIGGS; WAIVE DE CULLEN WICK
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts signed free agents defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. and tackle Jason Spriggs and waived defensive end Cullen Wick.
Cox Jr., 6-3, 270 pounds, has played in 26 career games (two starts) in his time with the Buffalo Bills (2020-21), Cleveland Browns (2019) and Carolina Panthers (2017-19) and has totaled 30 tackles (19 solo), 5.0 tackles for loss, half a sack, one fumble recovery and one special teams stop. He has also appeared in one postseason contest and has registered two solo tackles. In 2021, Cox Jr. spent the entire season on the Bills’ Injured Reserve list.
Spriggs, 6-6, 301 pounds, has played in 59 career games (10 starts) in his time with the Atlanta Falcons (2021), Chicago Bears (2020) and Green Bay Packers (2016-19). He has also appeared in four postseason contests. Spriggs was originally selected by the Packers in the second round (48th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. In 2021, he saw action in 15 games (one start) with the Falcons. A native of Elkhart, Ind., he played collegiately at Indiana.
Wick, 6-3, 267 pounds, was signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2022. Collegiately, he saw action in 37 games (14 starts) at Tulsa (2018-21) and totaled 95 tackles (42 solo), 17.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks and one forced fumble. Prior to Tulsa, Wick played at Blinn Junior College and tallied 45 tackles and 7.5 sacks as a redshirt freshman in 2017.
COLTS ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO FOOTBALL OPERATIONS STAFF
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts have announced the following changes to its football operations staff.
Morocco Brown has been elevated to chief personnel executive. He enters his sixth year with the Colts after serving as the team’s director of college scouting the last five seasons (2017-21). Brown has 21 years of NFL experience and served as the vice president of player personnel for the Cleveland Browns (2014-15) before coming to Indianapolis. Prior to Cleveland, he spent six seasons (2008-2013) as the director of pro personnel for the Washington Commanders. Brown served as assistant director of pro personnel with the Chicago Bears for seven years (2001-07) following his first stint with Washington as an assistant scout in 2000. Brown originally entered the NFL in the spring of 2000 as a scouting intern with the Colts. He was a four-year letterman at North Carolina State and led the Wolfpack in tackles for three straight seasons, twice earning All-ACC honorable mention recognition. Brown, a native of Hampton, Va., graduated from North Carolina State in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in parks, recreation and tourism, with a concentration in program/sports management.
Matt Terpening has been elevated to director of college scouting. He enters his 25th season in the Colts scouting department after serving as the team’s assistant director of college scouting the last six seasons (2016-21). Terpening spent three years (2013-15) as national scout prior to 13 seasons with the team as an area scout. He graduated from Xavier University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. Terpening was a member of the Xavier basketball team that reached the NCAA tournament in 1997 and 1998. The Musketeers also captured the Atlantic-10 Conference Tournament championship in 1998. Terpening was a ball boy for the Colts in high school and served as a summer intern in the Colts public relations office in 1997.
Jamie Moore has been elevated to assistant director of college scouting. He is in his 17th season in the Colts scouting department and spent the last 13 years (2009-2021) as an area scout with a focus on the Southeast region. Moore served as a Colts scouting assistant from 2006-08. He previously spent time as a recruiting assistant at Ball State University from 2004-05. Moore was also a football operations/player personnel intern with the Buffalo Bills in the summer of 2005. He was a defensive back at Tiffin University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sport management.
Mike Lacy has been named area scout. He enters his seventh season with the Colts after serving as NFS scout the last three years (2019-21). Lacy was a scouting assistant in his first two years with the team (2016-17) and also served as a player personnel scout for one season (2018). He was a summer operations intern for the Colts in 2015. Prior to Indianapolis, Lacy spent one season serving as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at Greece Arcadia High School in Rochester, N.Y. He also spent time working as a player personnel assistant for the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul while finishing his sport management degree from SUNY Cortland in the spring of 2015.
Kasia Omilian has been named NFS scout, becoming the first female to hold that role. She enters her third season with the Colts after serving as scouting assistant (2021) and football operations intern (2020) where she assisted with team travel and coordinating player travel. Omilian got her start with the Colts in 2019 as a football operations intern supporting the team’s offseason program. Prior to Indianapolis, she served as a football recruiting assistant for four seasons (2016-20) while attending the University of Washington. Omilian also worked as a summer football operations intern for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017 and 2018. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in law, societies and justice.
Melainey Lowe has been named football operations assistant. She enters her second season with the team after serving as football operations intern in 2021, where she assisted in planning and executing all team and personnel logistics. Lowe earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Mary’s College. She previously served as a football equipment manager at the University of Notre Dame (2018-2020) working exclusively with wide receivers and tight ends. Lowe spent the 2020-21 season overseeing the equipment manager program and assisting the Irish’s defensive staff.
Leigh Hullett has been named team dietitian. She most recently was the director of sports nutrition at Notre Dame. Hullett previously served as associate director of sports nutrition (2021-22), co-director of sports nutrition, interim (2021), sports nutrition associate (2018-21) and sports nutrition intern (2018). She earned a bachelor’s degree in applied health science, dietetics from Indiana. Hullett is a graduate of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis.
GAME RECAP: KELSEY MITCHELL FINISHES WITH LEAGUE-LEADING NINTH 20-POINT GAME THIS SEASON IN COMMISSIONER’S CUP LOSS TO LIBERTY
INDIANAPOLIS – Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell scored 23 points Friday night to keep her atop the WNBA leaderboard recording nine games with at least 20 points in a 97-83 loss to the New York LIberty. Mitchell started out with 15 points in the first quarter, and finished with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting in the second half. With her 137th consecutive game played on Friday, she is now one game away from tying the franchise record held by Tamika Catchings at 138.
Fever forward NaLyssa Smith finished with 15 points and nine rebounds, her ninth game with at least 10 points. Victoria Vivians also had her ninth game scoring in double figures, ending with 11 points, four assists, and three steals.
In the final game of the regular-season series, Indiana committed a season-low five turnovers and outscored New York, 19-4, on second-chance points.
The first quarter started off competitive, with the Fever forcing six turnovers and leading 22-18 after the opening quarter. Vivians and Tiffany Mitchell briefly left the game with injuries in the first before returning in the second quarter. Indiana held the Liberty to 2-of-11 from beyond the arc in the first half and owned a 43-38 halftime lead.
Coming out of the break, New York began the third on an 11-3 run to take a three-point lead at the 7:17 mark. New York would continue to grow the lead on the way to a 34-point quarter, the highest-scoring quarter from the Liberty this season.
In the fourth quarter, New York would put the game out of reach with seven three-pointers, including three from Marine Johannes in her season debut. New York finished 11-of-17 from beyond the arc in the second half alone.
For New York, Natasha Howard led the game with 25 points on 12-of-16 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds and five assists. Han Xu scored a career-high 16 points off the bench. Sabrina Ionescu ended with 13 points, six assists, and seven rebounds. Johannes finished with 11 points.
The Fever will face its first Western Conference opponent on the road this season at the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET.
Sunday’s game will be streamed on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
IRISH BLAST OFF IN 8-6 WIN OVER NO. 1 TENNESSEE
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 20 years to the day from the last time Notre Dame beat the No. 1 team in the country, the Irish (39-14) did it again in their 8-6 win over top-ranked Tennessee (56-8) in the first game of the Knoxville Super Regional. The Irish hit four home runs in the win, the most home runs the Volunteers have given up in a game this season.
The Irish four home runs all came in the first four innings of the game. Carter Putz hit a two-run blast in the first, Jared Miller with a solo shot in the second, Jack Zyska added a two-run homer in the third and Jack Brannigan hit the final one, a three-run blast in the fourth to build the lead.
On the mound, Austin Temple, Alex Rao, Matt Bedford and Jack Findlay navigated one of the best offenses in the country. Rao picked up the win after 3.2 innings of relief work and Jack Findlay picked up his third save. Findlay closed out the third-straight game for the Irish after finishing off the final 2.0 innings.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish did not waste any time and scored in the game’s opening frame. Ryan Cole laced a single to left field on the first pitch of the game and advanced to third after a stolen base and error. Facing a 2-2 count and one away, Putz took a hanging slider off the scoreboard in right for a two-run shot. It was Putz’s seventh home run of the season and the Irish led 2-0.
Tennessee was threatening in the bottom of the first as they got the first two runners on base. Temple settled in and got a 6-4-3 double play and then a ground out to Miller to end the frame and keep the Volunteers off the scoreboard.
In the second, the Irish added on to its lead. In his first start since May 14, Miller launched a solo shot into the parking lot in right center. His fourth home run of the season gave the Irish a 3-0 lead after two innings.
The Irish continued the home run onslaught in the third inning with their third of the game. Putz was in the box with two outs and singled into left field to keep the inning going. Zyska stepped in and took 1-1 pitch the other way into the parking lot for a two run homer. His team-leading 12th home run put the Irish ahead 5-0.
Tennessee got a run back in the bottom of the third but the Irish immediately answered in the fourth with another two-out home run. With two runners in scoring position, Brannigan turned on a 0-1 pitch and cleared the entire bleachers in left for a three-run shot. His 11th home run of the season gave the Irish an 8-1 advantage.
The Vols continued to claw back in the bottom of the fourth as they scored a run on a solo home run. After four full frames, the Irish led 8-2.
Tennessee continued to trim the lead in the bottom of the sixth. They hit another solo home run to trim the lead to 8-3.
The Volunteers got two runs back in the seventh and the lead was trimmed to 8-5 heading into the final two innings.
Findlay came on over the final two innings and allowed just one run to seal the win for the Irish. It was his third save of the season and they all came in the previous three games.
The Irish will take the field on Saturday in hopes of clinching their third trip to Omaha in program history. The second game of the Super Regional takes place at 2 p.m. ET and will air nationally on ESPN. Left-handed pitcher John Michael Bertrand takes the mound for the Irish and will go up against right-hander Chase Dollander for the Vols.
BUTLER SOFTBALL ADDS TWO ASSISTANTS, BOTH WITH BUTLER TIES
Butler softball head coach Scott Hall has added two assistants to his coaching staff with the hiring of Mallory Winters and Daniel Shipley. Winters, who played for the Bulldogs, was most recently on the coaching staff at Lewis University. Shipley is also no stranger to Butler, as he served the program in the roles of student manager and student assistant coach over the past four seasons.
Winters spent three seasons assisting with the Lewis University softball program, helping lead the Flyers to a 63-50 overall record. In 2021, the team finished 16-12 in conference play and qualified for the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament.
Prior to her stint at Lewis, Winters spent six years working with Next College Student-Athlete in Chicago. She primarily worked with club and high school coaches and student-athletes who were part of the college recruiting process.
Over that same time period, Winters also maintained a presence on the diamond. She served as an assistant coach with the OC Batbusters organization, working as an instructor with outfielders, catchers, and batters and, at the same time, overseeing recruiting for multiple teams.
Prior to joining the Batbusters, Winters spent four years as an assistant coach with the Illinois Vipers club program. As an assistant coach for the 16U/18U competitive softball team, her focus was practice plan development and drill implementation.
A former Butler Bulldog, Winters played for head coaches Jeanne Rayman and Scott Hall. The Arvada, Colo., native was a four-year starter at catcher, finishing her career with nine home runs, 12 doubles, and 54 RBI. She graduated cum laude in 2012 with a degree in electronic media.
Shipley, from Houston, Texas, served on the Bulldogs coaching staff as a student manager during the 2019 and 2020 seasons and then as a student assistant coach the past two seasons. During that four-year period, the Bulldogs made two BIG EAST Tournament appearances, winning a record 16 conference games in 2022. Shipley graduated from Butler in May, 2022, with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in accounting.
TERRY SCHMIDT ON NFF’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME BALLOT FOR 2023
IRVING, Texas – Former Ball State football standout Terry Schmidt is among a select group on the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame ballot for 2023, the organization announced.
Schmidt, a native of Columbus, Ind., was a defensive back for the Cardinals from 1971 through 1973. He was the team MVP and named first team All-America by two organizations as a senior when he finished with a team-high five interceptions to go along with 68 tackles. His 13 career interceptions were a program record at the time and still rank highly on Ball State’s all-time charts. Schmidt went on to play in the Coaches All-America Football Game and the East-West Shrine Bowl.
Following his Ball State career, Schmidt was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the fifth round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He spent two seasons with the Saints, earning NFL All-Rookie honors in 1974. Schmidt went on to play nine more seasons with the Chicago Bears where he started 73 consecutive games between 1978 and 1982.
For his efforts, Schmidt was inducted into the Ball State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1984.
The announcement of the 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be made in early 2023, with specific details to be announced in the future.
The 2023 College Football Hall of Fame Class will be officially inducted during the 65th NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 5, 2023, and permanently immortalized at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. They will also be honored at their respective schools with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the 2023 season.
The ballot was sent to the more than 12,000 NFF members and current Hall of Famers whose votes will be tabulated and submitted to the NFF’s Honors Court, which will deliberate and select the class. The Honors Court, chaired by NFF Board Member and College Football Hall of Famer Archie Griffin from Ohio State, includes an elite and geographically diverse pool of athletic administrators, Hall of Famers and members of the media.
Of the 5.54 million individuals who have played college football since Princeton first battled Rutgers on Nov. 6, 1869, only 1,056 players have earned induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, or less than two one-hundredths of a percent (.02%) of those who have played the game during the past 152 years. From the coaching ranks, 226 individuals have achieved Hall of Fame distinction.
PORTER TO COMPETE AT NCAA OUTDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SATURDAY
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State sophomore Ryann Porter will make her second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships Saturday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Porter will compete in the triple jump, which is set for 5:50 p.m. ET (2:50 p.m. local time). ESPN will broadcast the final day of the championships starting at 5:30 p.m. ET, with a dedicated triple jump feed also available on ESPN3 at 5:50 p.m. ET.
The 24 participants in the women’s triple jump will be split into two flights of 12, with each athlete getting three attempts in the preliminaries. The top nine after preliminaries will advance to the finals, where they will have three more attempts.
The Path To Eugene
Porter’s path to the national championships followed a similar route to her 2021 season, as she won the MVC Championship in the event (12.67m/41-07.00) and qualified in the final spot among the field at the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
Porter’s mark of 12.90m (42-04.00) was her best wind-legal mark of the season and second-best overall mark of her sophomore season, regardless of conditions.
Trees in the Triple Jump
Porter is one of just two Sycamores in program history to reach the NCAA Outdoor National Championships in the triple jump, with the other being 2022 Indiana State Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Lauren Martin.
When Porter hits the runway Saturday, both she (2021, 2022) and Martin (2009, 2010) will have appeared in multiple NCAA Outdoor National Championships. Porter was an Honorable Mention All-American last season after finishing 24th, while Martin, who holds the school record in the event, was a two-time Second Team All-American.
Sycamore Women at the NCAA Championships
Porter is one of 32 women to compete at an NCAA Championship for the Sycamore track and field program. In total, the Sycamore women have garnered 24 Indoor First Team All-American honors, one Indoor Second Team All-American honors, 21 Outdoor First Team All-American honors and seven Outdoor Second Team All-American honors. The Sycamore women have also brought home 13 individual NCAA titles.
Porter’s 2022 outdoor season has seen her compete in three different events, excelling in each of them. She was an all-conference selection in both the triple jump (12.67m/41-07.00) and the 100m hurdles (14.15), while also reaching the finals in the long jump (5.50mw/18-00.50) at the conference championships. Her best performances of the season came when it mattered most, as her top wind-legal marks in all three events this season were set at either the MVC Outdoor Championships or the NCAA East Preliminary Round.
VALPO WELCOMES VIJAY BLACKMON AS MEN’S BASKETBALL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Vijay Blackmon as the strength & conditioning coach for the men’s basketball program.
Blackmon will lead all aspects of strength & conditioning for head coach Matt Lottich’s program.
“I am highly motivated and excited to have the opportunity to be a part of Valparaiso Men’s Basketball,” Blackmon said. “I am progress-focused and plan to implement a program based on improving and making results and building relationships with the student-athletes.”
Blackmon arrives at Valpo after serving as the head strength & conditioning coach at Bella Vista College Prep School in Phoenix, Ariz. from October 2021 to April 2022. During that time, he also served as a strength coach intern for the Grand Canyon men’s basketball program, which is under the direction of Valpo legend Bryce Drew.
Blackmon, who also gained experience as a recreational therapist in Bloomington, Ind. from 2018-2020, earned a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy from Indiana University in May 2019 and a master’s in health sciences from Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Mo. in May 2021. He is expected to graduate from Grand Canyon in May 2024 with a Ph.D. in performance psychology.
Blackmon is a former men’s basketball student-athlete who played at Saint Francis, Indiana University and Lindenwood. He was a member of the Hoosiers’ program in 2017-18 and 2018-19, appearing in seven games and earning Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2018-19. The Indiana native scored 1,500 high school points at Marion, where he was coached by his father James Blackmon Sr. Blackmon was an Indiana Junior All-Star and graduated with an honors diploma.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1904 After pitching 9.1 innings of no-hit baseball, Cubs’ hurler Bob Wicker settles for a 1-0, twelve-inning, one-hit victory over the Giants when Sam Mertes, for the second time in his career, breaks up an extra-inning no-hitter. The light-hitting outfielder also spoiled Indians right-hander Earl Moore’s 1901 bid for a no-no when he started the game-winning rally for the White Sox with a one-out single in the top of the tenth inning.
1911 At Chicago’s West Side Grounds, Heinie Zimmerman of the Cubs drives in nine runs to set a team record, tied by Sammy Sosa in 2002. The Windy City infielder hits two home runs, a triple, and two singles in the 20-2 rout of the Braves.
1915 At the Polo Grounds, in the Yankees’ 10-9 victory over the White Sox, Ray Caldwell, batting left-handed, becomes the first major leaguer to hit a home run in consecutive pinch-hit appearances. The New York right-hander, an eventual 19-game winner this season, hit the first of his two round-trippers against Chicago as a pinch-hitter yesterday.
1938 In the first of his two consecutive no-hitters, Johnny Vander Meer keeps the Boston Bees hitless in Cincinnati’s 3-0 victory at Crosley Field. The Reds’ southpaw continues his no-no mojo four days later by beating the Dodgers, 6-0, without giving up a hit in the first night game played in Brooklyn.
1952 At Wrigley Field, 35 year-old Hank Sauer, the NL’s eventual MVP, hits three solo shots off Phillies southpaw Curt Simmons. The Cubs All-Star outfielder’s trio of round-trippers accounts for all of Chicago’s offense when the team beats the visiting Phillies, 3-2.
1957 The Dodgers’ Roy Campanella surpasses former Cub and Giant backstop Gabby Hartnett to establish a new National League mark when he hits his 237th career round-tripper as a catcher. Campy’s historic home run comes off Ray Crone in the seventh inning of Brooklyn’s 7-2 loss to the Braves at Ebbets Field.
1961 In Game 1 of a twin bill at Tiger Stadium, Norm Cash becomes the first Detroit player to hit a fair ball over the right-field roof. The first baseman’s prodigious poke off Joe McClain is no avail when the Tigers lose to the Senators, 7-4.
1963 After Brock Davis is intentionally walked to load the bases, third baseman Bob Aspromonte blasts a tenth-inning walk-off grand slam off Lindy McDaniel, lifting the Colt .45s to a 6-2 victory over the Cubs. Chicago had tied the Colt Stadium contest in the top of the ninth on a triple by Dick Bertell, a walk to Bob’s brother Ken, and Don Landrum’s RBI single.
1968 The Reds trade Milt Pappas, who had been feuding with former teammate and now team broadcaster Joe Nuxhall, along with Ted Davidson and Bob Johnson, to the Braves for Clay Carroll, Tony Cloninger, and Woody Woodward. The 2-5 right-hander became expendable after complaining the team was violating the contract by players not flying first-class as well as being critical of the front office’s refusal to cancel the game on the day of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral.
1969 The Cubs trade Adolfo Phillips and right-hander Jack Lamabe to the Expos for Paul Popovich, acquired today by Montreal, along with Ron Fairly from the Dodgers in exchange for Maury Wills and Manny Mota. Chicago’s latest infielder, a solid switch-hitting utility player, will play a prominent role for his new team, filling in for injured second baseman Glenn Beckert and batting .312 overall in 60 games.
1972 LA outfielders Manny Mota and Willie Davis hit inside-the-park homers down the foul lines at Dodger Stadium off Bucs’ starter Bruce Kison. Roberto Clemente’s seventh-inning home run over the fence proves to be the difference in Pittsburgh’s 7-5 victory, their 21st win in the last 26 games.
1972 Graig and Jim Nettles become the tenth different pair of brothers to homer in the same game when they both go deep in the Cleveland Stadium contest. Twins center fielder Jim’s solo shot in the top of the sixth inning is matched by his older brother’s blast in the bottom of the seventh in Minnesota’s 5-3 victory over the Indians.
1981 The Mariners’ 8-2 victory over the Orioles played in the Kingdome will be the last game played before the major league players strike over compensation for free agents. Baseball’s fifth work stoppage results in 713 games not played and lasts fifty days.
1985 At Veterans Stadium, Von Hayes becomes the first player to hit two home runs in the first inning of a game. The outfielder’s leadoff homer and a grand slam in the Phillies’ nine-run first frame contribute to Philadelphia’s 26-7 rout of the Mets.
1988 Yankee skipper Billy Martin decides to use starting pitcher Rick Rhoden as his designated hitter due to a shortage of right-handed hitters to face southpaw Jeff Ballard, making the right-hander the first hurler to start at the position. In his lone plate appearance, the right-handed hurler hits a sacrifice fly before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 8-6 victory over the Orioles.
1989 Dwight Evans plays in his 2,293rd game wearing a Red Sox uniform, surpassing Ted Williams’ total to become second on the all-time list for games played with the team. Carl Yastrzemski holds the franchise mark, playing in 3,308 contests before he retired in 1983.
1990 At the age of 43, Ranger Nolan Ryan no-hits the A’s, 5-0, becoming the oldest player to throw a no-hitter, extending his major league record to six. The ‘Ryan Express’ becomes the first player to throw one in three different decades and to accomplish the feat for three different teams.
1995 Mark McGwire ties a major league record by hitting five homers in back-to-back games, becoming the 15th player to accomplish the feat and the first American Leaguer to do it twice. Big Mac’s three homers in consecutive at-bats, all solo shots against Zane Smith that cleared the Green Monster, help the A’s defeat the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 8-1.
1995 Angels’ closer Lee Smith sets a major league record, nailing down his 16th consecutive save in 16 appearances in the team’s 5-4 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Doug Jones had previously set the mark in 1988, recording 15 straight saves in 15 appearances with the Indians.
1995 Yankee starting pitcher Mariano Rivera, allowing five runs on seven hits in 2.1 innings in the team’s eventual 10-7 victory over Seattle, is sent back to the minor leagues. The Bombers’ starting shortstop, a 20-year-old infielder named Derek Jeter, will also be demoted after the Bronx ballpark contest.
1997 After 11 straight wins starting on Opening Day, Roger Clemens gets beat for the first time wearing a Blue Jays uniform when the Mariners defeat Toronto at the Skydome, 5-1. The 34-year-old will lead the American League in victories with 21 en route to winning his fourth Cy Young Award.
1999 At County Stadium, Milwaukee retires Paul Molitor’s uniform number 4. During the ceremony, the 21-year major league veteran, who also played with the Blue Jays and the Twins, announces if he goes into the Hall of Fame, he will do so as a Brewer, fulfilling a 2004 promise.
2002 In the top of the ninth inning during the Indians and Phillies interleague game at Jacobs Field, an explosive device thrown from the upper deck explodes in a lower-level smoking area, causing minor injuries to two people. The police hold three young men suspected of causing the blast heard throughout the ballpark on suspicion of felonious assault and aggravated arson.
2002 Rays’ first baseman Jared Sandberg goes deep twice on the first pitch in his two at-bats in the fifth frame in the team’s 11-2 victory over the Dodgers Tropicana Field. The 24-year-old rookie, the nephew of Hall of Fame second baseman Ryan Sandberg, becomes the 39th player in baseball history to hit two home runs in one inning, a feat his uncle never accomplished.
2003 For the first time since 1958, the Yankees are no-hit when the Astros keep them hitless with a record-setting six pitchers combining to stop the Bronx Bombers’ streak of 6,980 games with at least one hit. Orioles’ knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm was the last hurler to accomplish the feat, with a 1-0 victory in Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium.
2008 At Dolphin Stadium during a 6-2 Marlins victory over the Phillies, the best play of the night is made in Section 253 as a fan catches a foul ball in his beer cup. After removing the prized possession, the happy patron continues to drink his adult beverage.
2008 With the score knotted at two at Dolphin Stadium, Marlins’ second baseman Dan Uggla hits a walk-off grand slam to beat the first-place Phillies, 6-2. It’s the second time in franchise history a game has ended with a bases-loaded dinger, with Bobby Bonilla accomplishing the feat against the Rockies in 1997.
2009 Umpire Don Briggs throws the entire crowd, approximately 100 fans in attendance at Winfield-Mount Union High School (IA) for a contest against West Burlington, out of the game following his controversial call in the fifth inning. The incident occurs when the home team coach refuses to remove any of the unruly local fans, causing the ten-year veteran scholastic arbitrator to take action by borrowing a cell phone to call the police to help with the ejections.
2010 Andy Pettitte joins Whitey Ford and Red Ruffing as the only Yankees hurlers to notch 200 victories. The 37-year-old southpaw, who also reaches the 3,000 career inning plateau in the first frame of the game, gets his historic win when New York beats Houston, his former team, in an interleague contest in the Bronx, 4-3.
2013 In a much-anticipated major league debut, Gerrit Cole throws six scoreless six innings in the Pirates’ 8-2 victory over San Francisco at PNC Park. A larger-than-average Tuesday night crowd of 30,614, which includes over 10,000 walk-ups, is on hand to watch the overall 2011 First-Year Player Draft No. 1 selection earn his first big league career victory.
2014 The Royals become the first team since the 1980 Expos to score four runs in one game, all on sacrifice flies. Kansas City, the first winning team to accomplish the feat, beat the Indians, 4-1, with their quartet of long balls in the Kauffman Stadium’s afternoon contest.
2019 Yordan Alvarez becomes the twenty-third player since 1908 to hit a homer in each of his first two career games, going deep in the Astros’ 10-8 victory over the Brewers at Minute Maid Park. The 21-year-old Astro freshman, who homered in his second major league at-bat two days ago, will be named the American League Rookie of the Year, finishing the season with 27 round-trippers while playing in 87 games for the AL champs.
2021 At Great American Ball Park, the Reds become the eighth team and the third to have a different player to hit a home run in each of the first five innings of a game when they beat the Rockies, 11-5. Kyle Freeland surrenders all of the record-tying long balls with Nick Castellanos, Scott Heineman, Joey Votto, Kyle Farmer, and Tyler Stephenson all going yard on the southpaw.
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY
1903 BRITISH OPEN MEN’S GOLF, PRESTWICK GC: HARRY VARDON WINS HIS 4TH OPEN TITLE BY 6 STROKES FROM YOUNGER BROTHER TOM VARDON
1904 CUBS’ BOB WICKER NO-HITS NY GIANTS, WINS IN 12TH ON 1 HITTER, 1-0
1907 GEORGE DENNETT, AIDED BY GILBERT JESSOP, DISMISSES NORTHAMPTONSHIRE FOR 12 RUNS, THE LOWEST TOTAL IN FIRST-CLASS CRICKET
1927 FUTURE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME SLUGGER BABE RUTH HITS 19TH & 20TH HOMERS OF MLB SEASON RECORD 60 HRS IN NEW YORK’S 6-4 WIN OVER CLEVELAND INDIANS AT YANKEES STADIUM
1938 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, CHERRY HILLS CC: RALPH GULDAHL WINS BACK-TO-BACK OPEN TITLES, 6 STROKES AHEAD OF RUNNER-UP DICK METZ
1938 CINCINNATI RED JOHNNY VANDER MEER NO-HITS BOSTON BRAVES, 3-0
1938 COMPTON SCORES 1ST TEST CRICKET TON (102 V AUST) AGED 20 YRS 19 DAYS
1938 ENGLAND CRICKET TEAM DECLARE AT 8 FOR 658 V AUSTRALIA AT TRENT BRIDGE
1938 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS MEN’S TENNIS: AMERICAN DON BUDGE BEATS RODERICH MENZEL OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 FOR THE 2ND LEG OF HIS GRAND SLAM
1938 FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIPS WOMEN’S TENNIS: IN AN ALL-FRENCH FINAL SIMONNE MATHIEU WINS FIRST OF CONSECUTIVE TITLES; BEATS NELLY ADAMSON 6-0, 6-3
1950 50TH US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, MERION GC: 16 MONTHS AFTER BEING SEVERELY INJURED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT, BEN HOGAN BEATS LLOYD MANGRUM BY 4 SHOTS AND GEORGE FAZIO BY 6 IN AN 18-HOLE PLAYOFF; THE “MIRACLE AT MERION”
1961 ROGER MARIS HITS 19TH & 20TH OF 61 HRS
1967 CHICAGO CUBS (7) & NY METS (4) TIE RECORD OF 11 HRS IN A GAME
1972 LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S GOLF, PLEASANT VALLEY CC: KATHY AHERN WINS HER ONLY MAJOR TITLE, BY 6 STROKES AHEAD OF RUNNER-UP JANE BLALOCK
1974 MEL STOTTLEMYRE SETS AN AMERICAN LEAGUE RECORD BY MAKING HIS 272ND CONSECUTIVE START WITHOUT PITCHING A GAME IN RELIEF
1975 ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL CRICKET DEBUT OF JAVED MIANDAD AGED 17 YRS 364 DAYS
1977 109TH BELMONT: JEAN CRUGUET RIDING SEATTLE SLEW WINS IN 2:29.6
1983 115TH BELMONT: LAFFIT PINCAY JR.ABOARD CAVEAT WINS IN 2:27.8
1983 MLB CARDINALS OUTFIELDER LONNIE SMITH CHECKS INTO HYLAND CENTER IN ST. LOUIS, A DRUG REHABILITATION FACILITY
1983 ZHU JIANHUA OF CHINA SET A NEW WORLD RECORD IN HIGH JUMP AT 7-9 14
1988 120TH BELMONT: EDDIE DELAHOUSSAYE ABOARD RISEN STAR WINS IN 2:26.6
1988 25TH CURTIS CUP: BRITISH ISLES, 11-7
1988 GALINA CHISTYAKOVA OF USSR SETS LONG JUMP WOMAN’S RECORD (24″8½”)
1988 NY YANKEES RICK RHODEN BECOMES FIRST PITCHER SINCE AL’S ADOPTION OF THE RULE IN 1973 TO DH (0 FOR 1 WITH AN RBI) IN AN 8–6 VICTORY OVER BALTIMORE ORIOLES
1990 NOLAN RYAN PITCHES HIS 6TH NO-HITTER BEATING OAKLAND, IN 9TH HE RETIRES KEN PHELPS, RICKEY HENDERSON & WILLIE RANDOLPH (ALL EX YANKS)
1995 NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL: DETROIT RED WINGS BEAT CHICAGO BLACK HAWKS, 4 GAMES TO 1
2000 FRENCH OPEN MEN’S TENNIS: GUSTAVO KUERTEN OF BRAZIL WINS HIS SECOND FRENCH TITLE; BEATS SWEDEN’S MAGNUS NORMAN 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
2005 137TH BELMONT: JEREMY ROSE ABOARD AFLEET ALEX WINS IN 2:28.75
2005 WLAF WORLD BOWL 13, LTU ARENA, DÜSSELDORF: AMSTERDAM ADMIRALS BEAT BERLIN THUNDER, 27-21
2011 143RD BELMONT: JOSE VALDIVIA JR ABOARD RULER ON ICE WINS IN 2:30.88
2012 STANLEY CUP FINAL, STAPLES CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CA : LA KINGS DEFEAT NEW JERSEY DEVILS, 6-1 FOR 4-2 SERIES WIN; FIRST SC TITLE IN KINGS’ 45-YEAR HISTORY
2012 FRENCH OPEN MEN’S TENNIS: RAFAEL NADAL BEATS NOVAK ĐOKOVIĆ 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5; 3RD STRAIGHT FRENCH TITLE FOR NADAL
2016 148TH BELMONT STAKES: IRAD ORTIZ JR. ABOARD CREATOR WINS IN 2:28:51
2017 FRENCH OPEN MEN’S TENNIS: SPANIARD RAFAEL NADAL BEATS STAN WAWRINKA OF SWITZERLAND 6–2, 6–3, 6–1; BECOMES FIRST MAN TO WIN FRENCH TITLE 10 TIMES
2017 STANLEY CUP FINAL, BRIDGESTONE ARENA, NASHVILLE, TN: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS DEFEAT NASHVILLE PREDATORS, 2-0 FOR 4-2 SERIES WIN; PENGUINS BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONS
|COLLEGE BASEBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|ARKANSAS VS NORTH CAROLINA||11:00AM||ESPN|
|EAST CAROLINA VS TEXAS||12:00PM||ESPN2|
|OKLAHOMA VS VIRGINIA TECH||12:00PM||ESPNU|
|NOTRE DAME VS TENNESSEE||2:00PM||ESPN|
|LOUISVILLE VS TEXAS A&M||3:00PM||ESPN2|
|OLE MISS VS SOUTHERN MISS||4:00PM||ESPNU|
|UCONN VS STANFORD||10:30PM||ESPNU|
|AUBURN VS OREGON STATE||10:30PM||ESPN2|
|PGA: RBC CANADIAN OPEN||1:00PM||GOLF|
|PGA: RBC CANADIAN OPEN||3:00PM||CBS|
|TAMPA BAY AT MINNESOTA||2:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|TEXAS AT CHI. WHITE SOX||2:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|CINCINNATI AT ST. LOUIS||2:15PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|ARIZONA AT PHILADELPHIA||4:05PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|MILWAUKEE AT WASHINGTON||4:05PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|OAKLAND AT CLEVELAND||4:10PM||FS1|
|TORONTO AT DETROIT||4:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA||4:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|BALTIMORE AT KANSAS CITY||4:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|MIAMI AT HOUSTON||4:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|CHI. CUBS AT NY YANKEES||7:15PM||FOX|
|LA DODGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO||7:15PM||FOX|
|NY METS AT LA ANGELS||10:07PM||MLBN|
|COLORADO AT SAN DIEGO||10:10PM||MLBN|
|BOSTON AT SEATTLE||10:10PM||NESN|
|NASCAR TRUCK: DOORDASH 250||7:30PM||FS1|
|NHL PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|EAST FINALS GAME 6: NY RANGERS AT TAMPA BAY||8:00PM||ESPN|
|UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: IRELAND REPUBLIC VS SCOTLAND||12:00PM||FS1|
|ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: TIGRE VS BARRACAS CENTRAL||2:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: ARSENAL VS BANFIELD||2:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: NETHERLANDS VS POLAND||2:45PM||FS2|
|MLS: CHARLOTTE VS NEW YORK RB||3:00PM||ABC|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS VS BONAIRE||4:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: GUYANA VS HAITI||4:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: SARMIENTO VS ARGENTINOS JUNIORS||5:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: SINT MAARTEN VS TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS||6:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NWSL: WASHINGTON SPIRIT VS NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE||7:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: RIVER PLATE VS ATLÉTICO TUCUMÁN||7:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: MONTSERRAT VS BERMUDA||7:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|MLS: NASHVILLE SC VS SJ EARTHQUAKES||8:00PM||UNIMAS|
|NWSL: RACING LOUISVILLE FC VS ANGEL CITY||8:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NWSL: KANSAS CITY CURRENT VS NJ/NY GOTHAM FC||8:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: MEXICO VS SURINAME||10:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NEW JERSEY VS MICHIGAN||1:00PM||NBC|
|HOUSTON VS BIRMINGHAM||6:00PM||USA|
|COLLEGE BASEBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|ARKANSAS VS NORTH CAROLINA||1:00PM||ESPN/2|
|SOUTHERN MISS VS OLE MISS||4:00PM||ESPNU|
|STANFORD VS UCONN||7:00PM||ESPN2/U|
|OREGON STATE VS AUBURN||10:00PM||ESPN2|
|PGA: RBC CANADIAN OPEN||1:00PM||GOLF|
|PGA: RBC CANADIAN OPEN||3:00PM||CBS|
|OAKLAND AT CLEVELAND||11:35AM||PEACOCK|
|ARIZONA AT PHILADELPHIA||1:35PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|MILWAUKEE AT WASHINGTON||1:35PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|CHI. CUBS AT NY YANKEES||1:35PM||MLBN|
|PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA||1:35PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|TORONTO AT DETROIT||1:40PM||MLBN|
|TAMPA BAY AT MINNESOTA||2:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|TEXAS AT CHI. WHITE SOX||2:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|BALTIMORE AT KANSAS CITY||2:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|MIAMI AT HOUSTON||2:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|CINCINNATI AT ST. LOUIS||2:15PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|LA DODGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO||4:05PM||MLBN|
|COLORADO AT SAN DIEGO||4:10PM||ATTSM-RM|
|BOSTON AT SEATTLE||4:10PM||MLBN|
|NY METS AT LA ANGELS||7:00PM||ESPN|
|FORMULA ONE: AZERBAIJAN GRAND PRIX||7:00AM||ESPN|
|INDYCAR: ROAD AMERICA GRAND PRIX||12:30PM||NBC|
|NASCAR CUP: TOYOTA/SAVE MART 350||4:00PM||FS1|
|UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: NORTHERN IRELAND VS CYPRUS||9:00AM||FS1|
|UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: NORWAY VS SWEDEN||12:00PM||FS1|
|ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: GODOY CRUZ VS RACING CLUB||2:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: SPAIN VS CZECH REPUBLIC||2:45PM||FS2|
|MLS: SPORTING KC VS NEW ENGLAND||3:00PM||ABC|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: CUBA VS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA||4:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NWSL: SAN DIEGO WAVE VS OL REIGN||5:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: ST. LUCIA VS ANGUILLA||6:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: MARTINIQUE VS PANAMA||6:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: GUADELOUPE VS BARBADOS||6:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: PUERTO RICO VS BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS||6:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NWSL: CHICAGO RED STARS VS ORLANDO PRIDE||6:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|NWSL: HOUSTON DASH VS PORTLAND THORNS||7:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: ST. KITTS AND NEVIS VS SAINT MARTIN||7:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|ARGENTINA PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: CENTRAL CÓRDOBA SDE VS BOCA JUNIORS||7:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|TAMPA BAY VS NEW ORLEANS||4:00PM||FOX|
|PHILADELPHIA VS PITTSBURGH||7:30PM||FS1|
|NY YANKEES||42||16||.724||–||24 – 7||18 – 9||19 – 10||17 – 5||5 – 1||9 – 1||W 2|
|TORONTO||34||23||.596||7.5||18 – 10||16 – 13||9 – 10||8 – 6||14 – 5||7 – 3||W 1|
|TAMPA BAY||34||24||.586||8||21 – 13||13 – 11||10 – 6||5 – 8||12 – 9||6 – 4||L 1|
|BOSTON||31||28||.525||11.5||13 – 14||18 – 14||7 – 14||6 – 7||16 – 5||8 – 2||W 1|
|BALTIMORE||24||35||.407||18.5||15 – 15||9 – 20||11 – 16||5 – 10||4 – 6||4 – 6||L 2|
|MINNESOTA||34||26||.567||–||19 – 13||15 – 13||10 – 8||17 – 10||7 – 6||4 – 6||W 1|
|CLEVELAND||28||26||.519||3||15 – 9||13 – 17||5 – 5||12 – 8||8 – 7||8 – 2||W 3|
|CHI WHITE SOX||27||29||.482||5||13 – 15||14 – 14||11 – 11||7 – 12||5 – 3||4 – 6||W 1|
|DETROIT||23||34||.404||9.5||15 – 16||8 – 18||6 – 10||11 – 11||1 – 8||5 – 5||L 1|
|KANSAS CITY||20||37||.351||12.5||12 – 19||8 – 18||4 – 7||11 – 17||2 – 7||4 – 6||W 3|
|HOUSTON||36||22||.621||–||15 – 9||21 – 13||3 – 6||11 – 2||19 – 11||6 – 4||L 2|
|LA ANGELS||28||32||.467||9||16 – 17||12 – 15||6 – 14||6 – 2||12 – 11||1 – 9||L 1|
|TEXAS||26||31||.456||9.5||13 – 16||13 – 15||5 – 8||3 – 4||14 – 16||3 – 7||L 2|
|SEATTLE||26||32||.448||10||12 – 11||14 – 21||5 – 13||6 – 4||11 – 10||6 – 4||L 1|
|OAKLAND||20||40||.333||17||7 – 23||13 – 17||7 – 10||5 – 11||6 – 14||0 – 10||L 10|
|NY METS||39||21||.650||–||19 – 8||20 – 13||19 – 7||5 – 2||13 – 10||6 – 4||W 1|
|ATLANTA||32||27||.542||6.5||18 – 14||14 – 13||10 – 10||9 – 6||9 – 8||9 – 1||W 9|
|PHILADELPHIA||29||29||.500||9||16 – 15||13 – 14||6 – 14||4 – 2||12 – 9||8 – 2||W 8|
|MIAMI||26||30||.464||11||15 – 14||11 – 16||15 – 7||2 – 4||6 – 14||7 – 3||W 4|
|WASHINGTON||22||38||.367||17||10 – 18||12 – 20||5 – 17||6 – 6||9 – 11||4 – 6||W 1|
|ST. LOUIS||33||26||.559||–||17 – 11||16 – 15||4 – 6||15 – 8||9 – 5||5 – 5||W 1|
|MILWAUKEE||33||27||.550||0.5||15 – 12||18 – 15||9 – 10||19 – 11||3 – 5||1 – 9||L 7|
|PITTSBURGH||24||32||.429||7.5||13 – 17||11 – 15||3 – 3||9 – 19||11 – 7||5 – 5||L 4|
|CHI CUBS||23||34||.404||9||11 – 20||12 – 14||1 – 2||13 – 15||7 – 10||4 – 6||L 4|
|CINCINNATI||20||38||.345||12.5||12 – 17||8 – 21||3 – 5||9 – 12||4 – 16||3 – 7||L 3|
|LA DODGERS||37||21||.638||–||17 – 10||20 – 11||9 – 8||8 – 5||14 – 6||4 – 6||L 1|
|SAN DIEGO||36||22||.621||1||16 – 11||20 – 11||11 – 6||15 – 10||9 – 5||6 – 4||W 3|
|SAN FRANCISCO||31||26||.544||5.5||15 – 13||16 – 13||13 – 10||5 – 6||9 – 9||5 – 5||W 1|
|ARIZONA||28||32||.467||10||14 – 16||14 – 16||11 – 9||9 – 9||5 – 13||4 – 6||L 1|
|COLORADO||25||33||.431||12||16 – 16||9 – 17||8 – 16||6 – 4||6 – 10||3 – 7||L 1|
X – CLINCHED DIVISION, Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT