****INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 3 SCORES****
|Adams Central||54||Fort Wayne Blackhawk||10|
|Bedford North Lawrence||49||Jeffersonville||20|
|Bloomington North||38||Terre Haute South||28|
|Bloomington South||66||Terre Haute North||0|
|Boone Grove||52||Gary West||12|
|Brebeuf Jesuit||44||Mishawaka Marian||31|
|Bremen||35||South Central (Union Mills)||0|
|Brownstown Central||42||Eastern (Pekin)||0|
|Calumet||52||East Chicago Central||8|
|Carmel||39||Detroit King (Mich.)||0|
|Carroll (Fort Wayne)||36||Fort Wayne South||0|
|Center Grove||34||Louisville Trinity (Ky.)||7|
|Chicago Christian (Ill.)||52||South Bend Clay||6|
|Clinton Prairie||48||Clinton Central||6|
|Culver Academy||26||North Judson||22|
|East Central||38||Cincinnati Moeller (Ohio)||28|
|East Noble||51||Huntington North||0|
|Eastern Greene||34||North Daviess||22|
|Evansville Memorial||56||Evansville Central||0|
|Evansville North||52||Evansville Harrison||12|
|Floyd Central||56||Silver Creek||28|
|Fort Wayne Dwenger||21||Fort Wayne North||12|
|Fort Wayne Luers||37||Fort Wayne Northrop||14|
|Fort Wayne Snider||52||Fort Wayne Concordia||6|
|Fountain Central||20||Riverton Parke||8|
|Greenfield-Central||41||Mount Vernon (Fortville)||35|
|Guerin Catholic||31||Heritage Christian||7|
|Hamilton Heights||15||Lafayette Central Catholic||0|
|Harrison (West Lafayette)||35||Marion||7|
|Homestead||41||Fort Wayne Wayne||10|
|Indian Creek||38||Owen Valley||0|
|Indianapolis Attucks||42||Indianapolis Tindley||12|
|Indianapolis Chatard||14||Indianapolis Roncalli||7|
|Indianapolis Lutheran||43||Triton Central||13|
|Indianapolis Ritter||40||Purdue Polytechnic||19|
|Indianapolis Scecina||36||Covenant Christian||22|
|Indianapolis Washington||8||Christel House Manual||2|
|Jay County||43||Southern Wells||12|
|Lafayette Jeff||50||Indianapolis Tech||12|
|Lake Station||20||North Newton||6|
|Lawrence North||41||Lawrence Central||26|
|Mount Vernon (Posey)||45||Pike Central||6|
|New Albany||41||Jennings County||20|
|North Central (Farmersburg)||56||Irvington Prep Academy||0|
|North Central (Ohio)||30||Fremont||3|
|North Decatur||41||Monroe Central||6|
|North Harrison||42||Corydon Central||6|
|North Posey||41||South Spencer||7|
|Park Tudor||44||Indianapolis Shortridge||38|
|Pendleton Heights||42||New Castle||0|
|Perry Central||60||Crawford County||7|
|South Bend Riley||22||South Bend Adams||12|
|South Bend St. Joseph||51||South Bend Washington||0|
|South Newton||38||Fisher (Ill.)||31|
|South Putnam||28||North Putnam||6|
|Switzerland County||21||Trimble County (Ky.)||6|
|Tell City||42||Forest Park||21|
|Tippecanoe Valley||35||Twin Lakes||7|
|Tri||75||Cambridge City Lincoln||12|
|Vincennes Lincoln||28||Evansville Mater Dei||20|
|Warren Central||49||North Central (Indianapolis)||17|
*****INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES (REPORTED)*****
DUGGER UNION 3 EMINENCE 0
FAITH CHRISTIAN 3 DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 0
WESTVILLE 3 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 0
SHAKAMAK 3 WHITE RIVER VALLEY 0
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 OREGON DAVIS 0
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 0
ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 3 ARGOS 0
******INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SCORES (REPORTED)*****
HAMMOND BAPTIST 6 CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN 1
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 2 KOUTS 1
SOUTHWESTERN 0 SHAMAN MEMORIAL 0
BARR REEVE 5 WASHINGTON CATHOLIC 1
ZIONSVILLE 1 BLOOMINGTON NORTH 0
FAITH CHRISTIAN 3 DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 1
VINCENNES LINCOLN 3 BLOOMFIELD 0
CASTLE 2 PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR 1
PIKE 3 MARTINSVILLE 0
MCCRACKEN COUNTY 1 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 0
HOBART 5 SOUTH BEND ADAMS 0
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 5 W. VIGO 0
EVANSVILLE NORTH 5 MERRILLVILLE 2
*****INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER REPORTED *****
VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2 KOUTS 0
EVANSVILLE REITZ 3 TERRE HAUTE NORTH 1
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0 SHERIDAN 0
PLAINFIELD 2 PARK TUDOR 2
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 5 UNIVERSITY 2
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0 SHERIDAN 0
FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 3 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 2
TRINITY 2 WESTVIEW 1
BREBEUF 4 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 2
CATHEDRAL 2 SACRED HEART 0
SEYMOUR 2 S. KNOX 1
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 2 E. CENTRAL 1
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN 7 FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 0
NOBLESVILLE 5 N. CENTRAL 0
CARMEL 5 ARCHBISHOP HOBAN 0
ROCKY RIVER 3 ZIONSVILLE 1
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 3 LEO 0
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 1 S. DEARBORN 0
LAWRENCEBURG 3 MOORESVILLE 2
INDY GENESIS 2 W. VIGO 0
CENTER GROVE 0 MARTINSVILLE 0
*******BOYS CROSS COUNTRY*****
INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY NEWS: https://in.milesplit.com/
*****WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE*****
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
****MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL****
NY METS 2 SEATTLE 1
TORONTO 13 COLORADO 9
ARIZONA 4 BALTIMORE 2
CLEVELAND 3 TAMPA BAY 2
MINNESOTA 5 TEXAS 1
DETROIT 4 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2
KANSAS CITY 13 BOSTON 2
NY YANKEES 6 HOUSTON 2
OAKLAND 9 LA ANGELS 2
CHICAGO CUBS 6 CINCINNATI 2
CINCINNATI 3 CHICAGO CUBS 2
MIAMI 8 WASHINGTON 5 (11)
MILWAUKEE 7 PHILADELPHIA 5
PITTSBURGH 4 ST. LOUIS 2 (10)
SAN DIEGO 7 SAN FRANCISCO 3
ATLANTA 6 LA DODGERS 3
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
PLAYER NEWS: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/news.asp
****MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL****
BUFFALO 8 INDIANAPOLIS 5
FORT WAYNE 6 SOUTH BEND 2
DALLAS 110 INDIANA 100
NEW YORK 89 CONNECTICUT 58
MINNESOTA 91 ATLANTA 85
****MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER****
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
*****COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*****
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
EASTERN MICHIGAN 33 HOWARD 23
MIAMI FLORIDA 38 MIAMI OHIO 3
LOUISVILLE 39 GEORGIA TECH 34
MICHIGAN STATE 31 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 7
KANSAS 48 MISSOURI STATE 17
STANFORD 37 HAWAII 24
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
KENTUCKY VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LIBERTY VS. BOWLING GREEN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU VS. LOUISIANA TECH | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
TENNESSEE VS. VIRGINIA (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) | 12 P.M. | ABC
TCU VS. COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA VS. ARKANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. MERCER | 2 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
IOWA STATE VS. UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TEMPLE VS. AKRON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO VS. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AIR FORCE VS. ROBERT MORRIS | 2 P.M. | ALTITUDE SPORTS
OREGON VS. PORTLAND STATE | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
AUBURN VS. UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
WASHINGTON VS. BOISE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NOTRE DAME VS. TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT VS. WOFFORD | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CINCINNATI VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS VS. RICE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. GARDNER-WEBB | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. WESTERN CAROLINA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS VS. CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE VS. COLGATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
GEORGIA VS. UT MARTIN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. MONMOUTH | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. THE CITADEL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON VS. BUCKNELL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL VS. ALBANY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. MAINE | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. NEVADA | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TEXAS A&M VS. NEW MEXICO | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UL MONROE VS. ARMY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
VANDERBILT VS. ALABAMA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
COLORADO STATE VS. WASHINGTON STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON VS. UTSA | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS STATE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OKLAHOMA STATE VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. NORTH CAROLINA (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
WYOMING VS. TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
LOUISIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH VS. OLD DOMINION | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TULANE VS. SOUTH ALABAMA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
UTEP VS. UIW | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BYU VS. SAM HOUSTON | 10:15 P.M. | FS1
UCLA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. IDAHO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | CBS
SAN JOSE STATE VS. OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
FLORIDA STATE VS. LSU (ORLANDO, FLORIDA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
MONDAY, SEPT. 4
DUKE VS. CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ESPN
TOP NATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES/PRESS RELEASES
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB ROUNDUP: YANKS GET TWO LANDMARK HOMERS, BEAT ASTROS
Aaron Judge recorded a milestone home run and capped a barrage against Justin Verlander as the visiting New York Yankees slugged their way to a 6-2 victory in Houston on Friday, snapping the Astros’ five-game win streak.
Judge drilled the first pitch of the top of the fifth inning 426 feet to center field, notching his 250th homer in his 810th game to become the fastest player in major league history to reach the milestone.
It was his 30th home run of the year, and he joined DJ LeMahieu, Jasson Dominguez and Giancarlo Stanton as Yankees who homered off Verlander. Dominguez, was the second-ranked prospect in the Yankees’ farm system, was making his major league debut at age 20.
Verlander (10-7) allowed four home runs in a start for the fifth time in his career. He was charged with six runs on eight hits over six innings.
Braves 6, Dodgers 3
Ronald Acuna Jr. had a home run and a double as Atlanta continued to establish its dominance in the National League with a victory at Los Angeles.
Travis d’Arnaud and Marcell Ozuna also homered as the Braves won the first two games in a four-game series between the top two teams in the NL. Ozuna had three hits. Max Fried (6-1) went seven scoreless innings and struck out a season-high 10, and Kirby Yates pitched the ninth for his third save.
Kolten Wong hit a three-run home run in his first at-bat as a member of the Dodgers. Julio Urias (11-8) gave up five runs on nine hits, three of them home runs, in five innings.
Cubs 6, Reds 2 (Game 1)
Cody Bellinger homered and drove in three runs to lift Chicago over host Cincinnati in the first game of a day-night doubleheader.
Bellinger cranked a solo shot in the fourth inning and added a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth. Ian Happ and Seiya Suzuki also went deep for the Cubs. Jordan Wicks (2-0) picked up the win after allowing one run on five hits in five innings.
Noelvi Marte and Will Benson each had an RBI single for the Reds. Graham Ashcraft (7-9) gave up three runs on six hits in five-plus innings.
Reds 3, Cubs 2 (Game 2)
Noelvi Marte hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to lift host Cincinnati to a win over Chicago in the finale of a day-night doubleheader.
With the Reds trailing 2-1 and one out in the bottom of the ninth, Nick Martini ripped a solo home run over the right-center-field wall to tie things up. Three batters later, Marte’s game-winning hit gave Cincinnati its third win in nine games. Jake Fraley went 3-for-4 with two doubles.
Cody Bellinger homered among his two hits and Ian Happ had a run-scoring single for the Cubs, who have won 10 of their past 14 games despite taking the loss.
Marlins 8, Nationals 5 (11 innings)
Bryan De La Cruz and pinch hitter Jon Berti had run-scoring singles and Garrett Hampson smashed a two-run home run in the 11th inning to lift Miami past host Washington.
It was only Hampson’s second homer in 72 games this year as the Marlins won for the second night in a row. Tanner Scott (7-4) got the victory despite being charged with an unearned run in each of the extra innings.
CJ Abrams, Lane Thomas and Travis Blankenhorn homered for the Nationals, who lost for the fifth time in six games.
Diamondbacks 4, Orioles 2
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Christian Walker each hit a two-run homer to help Arizona notch a victory over Baltimore at Phoenix.
Zach Davies (2-5) allowed one run and four hits in six innings for his first victory since June 7 as the Diamondbacks ended a three-game slide. Paul Sewald tossed a scoreless ninth inning for 29th save. Arizona pulled even with the San Francisco Giants in the race for the National League’s third wild-card berth.
Ryan O’Hearn drove in both runs for the Orioles, who have lost two straight after winning nine of their previous 11. Gunnar Henderson and O’Hearn had two hits apiece.
Twins 5, Rangers 1
Jordan Luplow, Christian Vazquez and Jorge Polanco homered and Joe Ryan tossed six strong innings as Minnesota opened a three-game series against Texas with a victory in Minneapolis.
Ryan (10-8) allowed one run on three hits. Relievers Griffin Jax, Caleb Thielbar and Jhoan Duran each pitched a scoreless inning to help snap Minnesota’s two-game skid.
Texas was held to three hits and lost for the 11th time in 14 games. Corey Seager hit his 26th home run of the season and second in as many games.
Guardians 3, Rays 2
Gabriel Arias had an RBI single and scored the go-ahead run on Bo Naylor’s double in the seventh inning, lifting host Cleveland to a victory over Tampa Bay.
Arias collected two hits, and Kole Calhoun had an RBI sacrifice fly in the third inning to send the Guardians to their third win in a row and fifth in the past seven games.
Randy Arozarena and Rene Pinto each had an RBI double for the Rays, who had their four-game winning streak end.
Pirates 4, Cardinals 2 (10 innings)
Liover Peguero reached base three times and scored twice as visiting Pittsburgh defeated St. Louis in 10 innings for their fourth consecutive victory.
Andrew McCutchen’s infield single drove in the go-ahead run in the Pirates’ three-run 10th. Colin Selby (2-0) got the win with a scoreless inning, and David Bednar allowed one run in the bottom of the 10th his 30th save.
Willson Contreras homered for the Cardinals, who lost for the 11th time in 15 games. JoJo Romero (4-2) took the loss by giving up three runs (two earned) in the 10th.
Mets 2, Mariners 1
Daniel Vogelbach delivered the go-ahead single in the eighth inning as host New York edged Seattle.
Vogelbach’s winning hit came against Andres Munoz (3-6). The Mariners’ J.P. Crawford and the Mets’ Brandon Nimmo hit solo homers earlier.
New York’s Phil Bickford (4-4) allowed one hit in the eighth inning, and Drew Smith notched his third save by working around a walk and a hit in the ninth.
Royals 13, Red Sox 2
Salvador Perez hit two home runs as Kansas City emphatically curbed a six-game skid, defeating visiting Boston.
Perez’s 3-for-5, four-RBI night led a Royals offense that totaled four homers and 17 hits. Bobby Witt Jr. (3-for-5) and Nelson Velazquez also left the yard as part of multi-hit efforts. Jordan Lyles (4-15) pitched eight innings, yielding just a two-run home run by Alex Verdugo in the eighth.
James Paxton (7-5) was charged with six runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings as the Red Sox took their fifth loss in a row.
Tigers 4, White Sox 2
Jake Rogers had three hits, Riley Greene hit a two-run single and Eduardo Rodriguez allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings to lift visiting Detroit past Chicago.
Rodriguez (10-7) yielded six hits and two walks while striking out seven. Detroit out-hit Chicago 11-9, with Miguel Cabrera and Greene collecting two hits each.
Andrew Vaughn and Andrew Benintendi each had two hits for the White Sox, who lost for the third time in four games. Touki Toussaint (2-7) gave up three runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Padres 7, Giants 3
San Diego scored three runs on back-to-back homers by Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto before San Francisco starter Tristan Beck retired a hitter in the first inning, leading the Padres to a victory over the visiting Giants.
Padres starter Michael Wacha (11-2) walked two and struck out six while throwing a season-high 108 pitches. All nine San Diego batters had at least one hit, led by Luis Campusano with three.
Beck (3-3) gave up six runs on nine hits with no walks and no strikeouts in 2 2/3 innings.
Blue Jays 13, Rockies 9
Ernie Clement and Brandon Belt homered and had two hits each, Danny Jansen also went deep, and Toronto beat Colorado in Denver.
Whit Merrifield and George Springer finished with three hits each and Kevin Kiermaier had two hits for the Blue Jays. Genesis Cabrera (3-1), the third of seven Toronto pitchers, got the win despite blowing a lead and getting just one out.
Nolan Jones homered among his three hits, Elehuris Montero also went deep and had two hits while Ezequiel Tovar and Ryan McMahon had two hits apiece for the Rockies, who have lost four straight.
Brewers 7, Phillies 5
Milwaukee scored three runs on an eighth-inning error and held on for a win against visiting Philadelphia in the opener of a three-game series.
Brewers starter Freddy Peralta allowed one run and two hits in six innings. He struck out 10 and did not walk a batter. Devin Williams (8-3) got the win after blowing a save chance.
Phillies starter Zack Wheeler gave up three runs and five hits in six innings. He also struck out 10 without issuing a walk. Kyle Schwarber led off the game with a homer for Philadelphia.
A’s 9, Angels 2
JP Sears won at home for the first time this season, Zack Gelof capped a five-run fourth inning with a two-run double and Oakland routed visiting Los Angeles.
Esteury Ruiz collected a single, a double, a home run, two runs, two RBIs and his 54th steal of the season, while Jordan Diaz had two doubles, a single, a run and an RBI for the A’s. Sears (3-11) fired six scoreless innings.
Logan O’Hoppe homered among his two hits for the Angels. Patrick Sandoval (7-11) allowed five hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings.
ACC BECOMES LATEST SUPER CONFERENCE, EXPANDING CROSS-COUNTRY BY ADDING STANFORD, CAL AND SMU
(AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference voted Friday to add Stanford, California and SMU next year, providing a landing spot for two more schools from the disintegrating Pac-12 and creating a fourth super conference in major college sports.
The move provides the ACC a windfall of revenue for its current members.
“It really is a transformational day for the ACC,” Commissioner Jim Phillips said.
Starting in August 2024, the league with Tobacco Road roots in North Carolina will increase its number of football schools to 17 and 18 in most other sports, with Notre Dame remaining a football independent.
The ACC needed 12 of its 15 members to approve expansion, and the vote was not unanimous.
“I can tell you when we left that call today, everybody was in a really good place and felt really good about the process,” Phillips said.
North Carolina and Florida State both voted no. The Seminoles said the move did not fully address its concerns about the ACC’s revenue distribution model.
“All three schools are outstanding academic and athletic institutions, and our vote against expansion does not reflect on their quality,” Florida State athletic director Michael Alford said. “We look forward to earning new revenue through the ACC’s success incentives initiative, based on our continued excellence. We’re grateful to the league for continuing to listen to our concerns.”
Like the Big Ten and Big 12, the ACC now will have members in at least three time zones.
It will span from Boston in the Northeast to Miami in South Florida, out to Dallas in the heart of the Southwest and up to Northern California, where Stanford and Cal reside. Notre Dame is currently the westernmost ACC school in South Bend, Indiana, with Louisville the farthest west among football members.
The ACC becomes the fourth league, along with the Southeastern Conference, Big Ten and Big 12, to have at least 16 football-playing members, starting in 2024.
The formation of the sprawling leagues has raised concerns about everything from the impact on athletes’ travel to the changing recruiting landscape and the lost rivalries treasured by fans now facing different destinations if they want to cheer on their teams.
Stanford said it expects 22 of its 36 sports to have either no or minimal scheduling changes as the 2024 schedules are set.
“The ACC is really interested in using Dallas as a place where teams might come together to have games to minimize the impact of travel on both eastern members and Cal and Stanford,” Cal Chancellor Carol Christ told reporters.
The move seems to signal an end to this wave of realignment among the nation’s wealthiest and most powerful conferences after three years of turbulent movement that has whittled the so-called Power Five down to four.
“We’ve gone from regional-based conferences to national, coast-to-coast conferences,” Phillips said. “Either you get busy or you get left behind.”
For the Bay Area schools, it was a marriage of desperation after the Pac-12 was picked apart by the Big Ten and Big 12.
“Conference affiliations and the broadcast revenue they generate provide key financial support for the wide array of sports that Stanford offers,” athletic director Bernard Muir said. “Joining the ACC will ensure the Power Conference competitive infrastructure and long-term media revenues that are critical for our student-athletes to compete.”
For the ACC, adding three schools will increase media rights revenue from its long-term deal with ESPN and allow the conference to spread much of that new money to existing members.
New conference members typically – though not always – forgo a full share of revenue for several years upon entry.
Cal and Stanford will receive a partial share of ACC Tier 1 media revenue – estimated at about $25 million annually – for the next nine years before getting a full payment in the final three years of the conference’s deal with ESPN, according to a person familiar with the terms. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the ACC and the schools have not disclosed the finances.
Cal and Stanford will get a 30% share in the first seven years, followed by 70% in year eight and 75% in year nine before getting the full amount, the person said.
Another person with direct knowledge of SMU’s decision said the Dallas school currently in the American Athletic Conference will forgo all ACC media rights distribution for nine years. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school was not making its strategy public.
SMU President R. Gerald Turner said the school’s revenues will be higher over time, and that ACC revenues will be part of the increase.
All three schools will immediately get full revenue shares from the ACC Network, the College Football Playoff, bowl games and NCAA men’s basketball tournament units.
“You have the championships, the CFP fund that are coming in, part of what they’ve created is an incentive plan that we’re all in,” Turner said, referring also to Stanford and Cal. “There are more ways to get funding than just the media plan.”
The ACC has been generating record revenue hauls, yet is trailing the Big Ten and Southeastern conferences and staring at an even greater gap as those leagues have new TV deals kick in. The ACC’s deal runs through 2036.
The ACC reported nearly $617 million in total revenue for the 2021-22 season, according to tax documents. That included distributing an average of $39.4 million to full members, with Notre Dame receiving a partial share (roughly $17.4 million) as a football independent.
Yet the Big Ten reported $845.6 million in total revenue (an average of $58 million in school distributions) and the SEC reported about $802 million in revenue ($49.9 million per school) for that same time period.
The ACC outgained the Big 12 (by roughly $136 million) in total revenue for third among the Power Five that season, though Big 12 schools received more money per school (roughly $43.6 million) with the league having just 10 members.
The angst over revenue led the ACC to announce plans for schools to keep more money based on their postseason success that has typically been evenly distributed to league teams.
The sticking point on expansion had been how much of the new money from ESPN for three more members will go into the new performance-bonus pool and how much would be shared equally among existing members.
Phillips declined to provide details, but did say some of the new revenue would go into each of those buckets.
Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina and North Carolina State had been opposed to expansion when the conference presidents chose not to vote three weeks ago on adding the three schools. A person familiar with the vote, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AP that North Carolina State changed its stance.
Stanford and Cal are the ninth and 10th schools to inform the Pac-12 they are leaving the self-described Conference of Champions.
The Big Ten lured away Oregon and Washington earlier this month. That came a little more than a year after Southern California and UCLA announced they were leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten in 2024. The Big 12 has poached four Pac-12 schools for next year: Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah.
The Pac-12 is down to Oregon State and Washington State. Officials at both schools have said their desired path forward is to rebuild the Pac-12, but without Stanford and Cal that becomes more complicated. Joining the Mountain West becomes more likely.
American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco released a statement saying the AAC would no longer be pursuing expansion with Oregon State and Washington.
Stanford and Cal have athletic programs with rich histories of producing Olympians, all-stars and hall of famers, including Super Bowl-winning quarterback John Elway and swimmer Katie Ledecky from Stanford and NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers and swimmer Missy Franklin from Cal.
The Cardinal won the women’s NCAA basketball tournament in 2021 and last year earned for the 26th time the Directors’ Cup, which measures overall athletic department success. Victories has been harder to come by in football lately for the Big Game rivals. Stanford is just 14-28 the last four years while the Bears have three winning seasons since 2010.
For SMU, the ACC is a return to major conference football for the first time since the program infamously was shuttered by the NCAA as part of sanctions for paying players back in the early 1980s.
While the schools are a long way from their new conference mates, they do have some similarities to smaller private schools such as Duke, Wake Forest and Boston College, along with flagship state schools such as North Carolina and Virginia, that make up the ACC.
“This is a great moment for the ACC, it really is,” Phillips said. “And I think there’s no question that as we welcome Cal, Stanford and SMU in, that group will be together.”
CHIEFS’ TRAVIS KELCE TO ALL-PRO DT CHRIS JONES AMID HOLDOUT: ‘CAN YOU PLEASE COME BACK?’
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs’ Travis Kelce is imploring fellow All-Pro Chris Jones to end his holdout, which the defensive tackle has carried through training camp and right into the preparations for Kansas City’s opener next week against the Detroit Lions.
On his “New Heights” podcast with his brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, the Chiefs tight end said “I don’t get it” in reference to Jones’ holdout. Jones is entering the final year of his $80 million, four-year contract and has been looking for a long-term deal that would make him the second-highest paid defensive tackle in the league.
“Chris, you’re really scaring me, man. Can you please come back?” Kelce said on the podcast. “You must know something I don’t know because I just don’t get it. I really want to win another Super Bowl ring with you, brother.
“This is me bargaining with you to just come back and play football for the Chiefs.”
After a long period of little communication, Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said this week that talks had picked up between the club and Jones’ representatives. Veach even said he is “certainly hopeful” that Jones would report to the Chiefs in time to be available for Thursday night’s NFL opener against Detroit at Arrowhead Stadium.
Time is running out, though. The Chiefs’ coaching staff began game-week preparations Friday, and the bulk of their game plan will be introduced during practices Sunday and Monday before a lighter workout Tuesday.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked Friday about Jones’ holdout and whether it could lead to locker room dissension.
“Listen, everybody makes their own decisions. That’s the way it is in life. That’s the way it is in football,” Reid replied. “Certain guys do it one way. Certain guys do it another way. Chris has chosen to go this route; some other guys have chosen to get their deals done and come in and play. I’m not here to criticize one way or another.”
The Chiefs could certainly use Jones on the field. The 29-year-old defensive tackle had 15 1/2 sacks for them last season to lead an otherwise modest pass rush, helping Kansas City win its second Vince Lombardi Trophy in the past four years.
“He’s the best defensive player in the league right now,” Travis Kelce said. “He’s deserving of all the money in the world.”
Because he is under contract, Jones has been piling up millions in fines during his holdout. That includes $50,000 for each day he missed during a mandatory minicamp and training camp, bonus money and game checks of about $1.1 million apiece.
Asked by a fan on social media how long he was willing to hold out, Jones replied “Week 8,” which would be the latest he could arrive to earn an accrued season. When told that would be a hefty bill, Jones replied: “I can afford it.”
Whether the Chiefs can afford him under his current contract is another matter.
They are getting salary cap relief because Jones does not count while he’s on the reserve/did not report list. But that changes the moment he arrives, when his salary hit would potentially put Kansas City over the cap. If he agreed to a long-term deal, the sides could structure it in a way that the Chiefs would have some financial flexibility for the rest of this season.
“It’s an ongoing thing,” said Reid, declining to say whether he’s gotten involved in the negotiations. “Obviously my focus is on what we’ve got here, and you guys have been around me long enough to know how I roll with that. I let Brett do his job, and his guys over there – I have full trust in them and the way they’re going about it.”
In the meantime, the Chiefs are preparing to play Detroit without arguably the best player on their defense. If Jones does report in the coming days, Reid echoed his GM in saying that there’s a chance he could be on the field Thursday night.
“One thing about Chris is he keeps him in good shape,” Reid said. “As long as he’s in relatively good shape, you work him in and get him playing, and you play it by ear and eyes and see where he is after that.”
NOVAK DJOKOVIC COMES BACK AFTER DROPPING THE FIRST 2 SETS TO BEAT LASLO DJERE AT THE US OPEN
NEW YORK (AP) Everyone should know by now to never count out Novak Djokovic. No matter how big a deficit he faces. No matter how poorly he might be playing.
And so it made sense that Djokovic would manage to come all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Laslo Djere 4-6, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-3 in the third round of the U.S. Open, avoiding what would have been his earliest exit there since 2006.
“Trust me,” Djokovic said, “it was nerve-racking all the way until the last shot.”
The match began under the lights in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Friday night and did not wrap up until more than 3 1/2 hours later, concluding just after 1:30 a.m.
It was Djokovic’s eighth career victory after dropping the opening two sets of a match. He also improved to 38-11 in five-setters over his career.
One he seized control, he held on tight and never let Djere recover. In the crucible of a fifth set, Djokovic was cool as can be, collecting 12 of the initial 14 points to leave no doubt how this would go.
Djokovic has won three of his men’s-record 23-time Grand Slam titles at Flushing Meadows and been the runner-up a half-dozen times, including in 2021. The 36-year-old from Serbia did not compete in the U.S. Open last year because he couldn’t travel to the United States as a foreigner who is not vaccinated against COVID-19; that rule was lifted this May.
Djokovic is seeded No. 2 in New York behind Carlos Alcaraz, and pretty much everyone has been expecting the two of them to meet for the championship on Sept. 10. That would be a rematch of their riveting final at Wimbledon in July, which Alcaraz won in five sets.
That appeared as if it might be derailed by Djere, a 28-year-old who is also from Serbia and was seeded 32nd in New York.
This would have been by far the biggest victory of his career: He was trying to reach the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time and came into Friday with an 0-6 record at majors against opponents ranked in the Top 10.
Perhaps the intimidation factor that favors Djokovic in most matchups simply wasn’t there on this cool evening — at least at the start. The countrymen have known each other for years, practicing together, spending time as Davis Cup teammates and competing on tour as a doubles pairing.
When it ended, they met at the net for a hug.
Djokovic applauded as Djere walked off the court.
“I didn’t have much options in the beginning, but in the third, I kind of lifted myself up,” Djokovic said. “Once I got the break in the third, I thought, ’OK. I have a shot. I have a chance. I might as well go after it. … I started to read his game mroe than I did in the first two sets.”
COCO GAUFF COMES BACK TO WIN AT THE US OPEN AND SET UP A MATCH AGAINST CAROLINE WOZNIACKI
NEW YORK (AP) Things were not going well for Coco Gauff at the U.S. Open on Friday night.
Her shots were off. She was struggling to hold serve. She dropped a set. All the while, Gauff was talking to her coaches, Brad Gilbert and Pere Riba. Talking to herself. Slapping her thigh or putting her palm to her face.
And when the No. 6-seeded Gauff needed to lift her game, when she needed to get headed in the right direction before it was too late, she did just that. Did she ever. Asking for more noise from the partisan fans at Arthur Ashe stadium – and, naturally, getting it – Gauff grabbed the last 10 games for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over No. 32 Elise Mertens to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
“The energy today definitely helped me. I felt you guys,” said Gauff, a 19-year-old from Florida. “I played every point my hardest.”
The 2022 French Open runner-up won for the 14th time in her past 15 matches, all on hard courts.
That stretch follows a first-round exit at Wimbledon in July and includes the two biggest titles of Gauff’s career.
This was also her second win this week after falling behind by a set – and the ninth time she has produced that sort of a turnaround in a Grand Slam match.
“The three-setters show everybody else that I’m not going down without a fight,” said Gauff, who made it to the quarterfinals in New York a year ago.
To return to that round, she will need to beat Caroline Wozniacki, a 33-year-old who is playing in her third event since coming out of retirement. Wozniacki won the 2018 Australian Open and twice was the runner-up at the U.S. Open before walking away from tennis 3 1/2 years ago to start a family.
For Gauff, the beginning of the second set was key.
After Mertens, a 27-year-old Belgian who reached the final four at the Australian Open five years ago, held to go up 1-0, she held five break points in an 18-point Gauff service game. But Gauff held steady there. Then, with Mertens leading 3-2 in that set, Gauff really began to heed the advice of Gilbert, who could be heard repeating various phrases to her: “Be positive; be energetic here” or “Be physical now, every point” or “Just got to stay with her.”
And Mertens provided an opening. She sailed a backhand long, then sent a rushed forehand wide to hand over a break and a 4-3 lead. Gauff turned to her guest box and punched the air, then motioned to the raucous fans to get louder.
Facing a break point in the next game, Gauff delivered a forehand that clipped the net tape and landed in for a winner. She puffed her cheeks and exhaled. She eventually held there to go up 5-3 in that set, which soon was hers.
The third set was never much of a contest.
Gauff kept playing cleaner, going from 23 unforced errors over the first two sets to just two in the last.
And Mertens faltered. After eight unforced errors in the first set, she made 31 the rest of the way.
“After I lost that first set,” Gauff said, “I told myself: There’s … a lot of the match to play.”
PERRINE DELACOUR STAYS ON TOP AT PORTLAND CLASSIC
Perrine Delacour shot a 5-under 67 Friday to hang onto a one-stroke lead at the Portland Classic after the second round in Portland, Ore.
At 14-under 130, the 29-year-old from France is one shot ahead of Sweden’s Linn Grant and two up on last week’s winner, Megan Khang. Both Grant and Khang shot 66 Friday to close in on Delacour.
After a slow start in the afternoon wave, with just one birdie on the back nine at Columbia Edgewater Country Club, Delacour reached 14 under by getting birdies to fall at Nos. 3, 5, 6 and 7. She stayed bogey-free for the second straight day — and has shot 10-under on the front nine over two days — despite needing five more putts than she did during Thursday’s round of 63 that gave her the lead.
Delacour, who has just one top-10 finish this season, is searching for her first title in a decade-plus on the LPGA Tour.
“I’m going to try not to think about it because that’s when — I’m the kind of person to overthink, so the goal is I’m going to do some stuff to keep my head busy and not thinking about golf,” Delacour said.
Grant continued a hot run of form by racking up seven birdies and just one bogey. Grant won her first LPGA tournament July at the Dana Open and has four straight top-20 finishes since then.
“I think I’m overall very solid,” said Grant, 24. “Like even though I have an off day, like I don’t put too much pressure on myself. … I might wake up tomorrow and not have a swing, but I just have to go out and make it work, and I think I’m pretty good at making work even on the days I don’t feel like I got it.”
Khang had an eagle on her card for the second straight day. After making one at the par-5 seventh hole during a bogey-free first round, Khang reached the green at the par-5 fifth in two shots Friday and holed the eagle putt.
Khang is drawing from last week’s CPKC Women’s Open in Vancouver, where she earned her first victory on tour after years of near-misses.
“It’s been kind of like a long week it feels like, but overall I think I’ve kind of just come to this week kind of going, ‘Hey, game is in a good place,’” said Khang, 25. “Mentally a little tired, but sometimes that can be a good thing.”
Women’s PGA Championship winner Ruoning Yin of China piled up eight birdies for a bogey-free 64. She joined a large tie for fourth at 10 under with Ally Ewing (65), Elizabeth Szokol (66), Thailand’s Chanettee Wannasaen (66), Charley Hull of England (67), Madelene Sagstrom of Sweden (67) and Gina Kim (70).
World No. 2 Nelly Korda settled for a 71 and is at 8 under after opening the tournament with a 65.
The cut line was projected at 4 under par late Friday. Big names like Lexi Thompson (69) and U.S. Open champion Allisen Corpuz (68) were in line to miss that cut at 3 under.
Rose Zhang, the 20-year-old phenom who won her first LPGA start as a professional back in June, went 74-68 for her first two rounds to finish at 2 under and miss just the second cut of her career. Major winners Hannah Green (72) of Australia (2 under) and Lydia Ko (72) of New Zealand (even par) also missed the weekend.
TOP INDIANA PRESS RELEASES
COLTS SIGN DT MCTELVIN AGIM TO PRACTICE SQUAD, RELEASE DT CALEB SAMPSON FROM PRACTICE SQUAD
Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Colts today signed defensive tackle McTelvin Agim to the practice squad and released defensive tackle Caleb Sampson from the practice squad.
Agim, 6-3, 300 pounds, participated in the Colts’ 2023 offseason program and training camp. He was originally signed to the team’s practice squad on December 15, 2022. Agim spent Weeks 1-14 of last season on the Denver Broncos practice squad. From 2020-21, he played in 17 games with the Broncos and compiled 12 tackles (four solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.5 sacks and two passes defensed. Agim was originally selected by Denver in the third round (95th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft. His last name is pronounced UH-geem.
Sampson, 6-3, 306 pounds, participated in Indianapolis’ 2023 offseason program and training camp after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2023. Collegiately, he appeared in 46 games (38 starts) at Kansas (2019-22) and compiled 77 tackles (49 solo), 11.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and six passes defensed. Prior to Kansas, he played in eight games at Coahoma Community College in 2018 and tallied 28 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.
BISONS BEST INDIANS IN BACK-AND-FORTH AFFAIR, 8-5
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Indianapolis Indians and Buffalo Bisons traded runs in the first half, but the Bisons ultimately emerged victorious over the Indians on Friday night at Sahlen Field, 8-5.
With the game tied at five runs a piece in the bottom of the fourth inning, Buffalo (65-63, 31-22) took the lead for good with an RBI single from Rafael Lantigua. The Bisons added another run in the fifth on a bases-loaded ground out and put the game out of reach for Indianapolis (59-69, 26-28) in the bottom of the seventh thanks to a Nathan Lukas RBI double.
After Jared Triolo was walked with two outs, Canaan Smith-Njigba smacked a double off the center field wall to tally the game’s first run. Buffalo responded in the next inning with an RBI single off the bat of Luis De Los Santos.
A Malcolm Nuñez 2 RBI single gave the Indians a two-run advantage in the third, but a three-run blast from Orelvis Martinez gave Buffalo their first lead in the bottom half of the frame.
In the next inning, Aaron Shackelford doubled to tie the game once again, and a Nick Gonzales sac fly put the Indians in front once more. Lukas evened the score for a final time with an RBI single to right before Buffalo scored their three unanswered runs.
Indians starter John O’Reilly (L, 3-6) surrendered six runs (five earned) on six hits in 3.2 innings on the mound. Connor Cooke (W, 1-0) took the hill for 1.2 innings, allowing just one hit while striking out three batters.
The Indians and Bisons will return to Sahlen Field to face off in the penultimate game of the series tomorrow at 6:05 PM ET. RHP Jared Jones (3-3, 5.46) will toe the rubber for Indianapolis. Buffalo has yet to name a starter.
GAME RECAP: THREE FEVER DOUBLE-DOUBLES NOT ENOUGH ON FRIDAY NIGHT AGAINST DALLAS
INDIANAPOLIS – Three Fever players recorded double-doubles in the same game for the first time in franchise history as Indiana (11-25) fell to the Dallas Wings, 110-100, on Friday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. With the loss, Indiana was officially eliminated from postseason contention.
Aliyah Boston’s double-double included a career-high 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the floor and 11 rebounds to go along with five assists. The WNBA All-Star became just the fifth rookie in WNBA history to record at least 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a game, per Across the Timeline. In addition, Boston pulled down three offensive rebounds on the night, which gave her sole possession of first place in the franchise ranks for most offensive rebounds in a rookie year.
NaLyssa Smith’s double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds included her 500th career rebound and ended the night with 509 rebounds through 59 career games. Smith is the fastest player in franchise history and eighth-fastest in WNBA history to reach the 500 rebound milestone, per Across the Timeline.
Erica Wheeler led Indiana to its season-high 27 assists as she dished out 10 assists and scored 12 points in her third double-double of the season.
Kelsey Mitchell added 25 points and five assists on the night, while Kristy Wallace pitched in 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the floor and 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range.
After Mitchell netted Indiana’s first six points on a perfect 3-of-3 shooting clip to tie Dallas, 6-6, at the 8:15 mark, the Fever led the Wings on a 10-0 scoring run that would extend to 16-6 through the next roughly three minutes. Mitchell went on to score 11 points in the quarter, while Boston added eight points and dished out three assists. After shooting an efficient 57.1 percent (12-of-21) from the floor in the first frame, Indiana led Dallas, 27-24, at the conclusion of the quarter.
Dallas regained the lead one minute into the second quarter. Smith’s eight points and Boston’s six points on a 3-of-3 shooting clip guided the Fever through the second frame, but the Wings ended the final three minutes of the half on an 11-2 scoring run to go into the locker room leading, 54-46.
Highlighted by Wheeler’s six first half assists, Indiana dished out 16 assists within the first 20 minutes of play, which was the most assists it has recorded in a half this season and the second highest total for a half in franchise history.
The Wings took a 10-point lead to open the second half, but the Fever responded with an 18-6 scoring run that was capped off with a 3-pointer from Mitchell to give the Fever a two-point lead. Indiana outscored the Wings, 31-26, and shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the floor in the quarter with the help of Mitchell’s nine points, Smith’s seven points, as well as Wheeler and Boston’s six points each. After seven lead changes within the final five minutes of the quarter, the Fever trailed the Wings, 80-77, going into the fourth frame.
While Indiana shot 33.3 percent (6-of-18) from the floor in the fourth quarter, the Wings took a 15-point lead, which was the largest lead of the game, and shot 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from the court in the final ten minutes of play. Despite Wallace’s nine points on a 3-of-3 shooting clip beyond the arc and Boston’s seven points, the Wings outscored the Fever, 30-23, in the final quarter to secure the win.
For Dallas, the Wings’ season-high offensive output was fueled by Satou Sabally’s career-high 40 points. Sabally’s 28 points in the second half were scored on a 9-of-10 shooting clip, and five of her seven 3-pointers were scored in the fourth quarter alone. The Wings forward also pulled down seven rebounds and dished out four assists.
Arike Ogunbowale followed behind in the scoring column with 25 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the floor and 5-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc. Awak Kuier and Kalani Brown added 10 points each, while Veronica Burton dished out a team-high eight assists.
The Fever travel to take on the Dallas Wings at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. Sunday’s game will be broadcast on the official Indiana Fever Facebook page.
INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER
NO. 3 INDIANA SUFFERS SETBACK AGAINST NO. 9 WASHINGTON
BLOOMINGTON — A 77th-minute goal was the difference in a defensive battle Friday (Sept. 1) night on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium, as No. 3-ranked Indiana men’s soccer (1-1-1) fell to No. 9 Washington 1-0.
IU led the shot battle 14-7, but just couldn’t get across the line. Washington senior goalkeeper Sam Fowler made six saves to keep the Hoosiers out. The Hoosiers hammered Washington’s goal in the second half with 10 shots, five on target.
An announced attendance of 3,408 watched the thrilling match at Armstrong Stadium, marking the largest crowd at The Bill since IU’s 2018 Elite 8 victory over Notre Dame (5,159). It was also Indiana’s best regular season attendance since Sept. 2, 2018 against UConn (3,851).
• 32′ – Freshman forward Collins Oduro and senior forward Karsen Henderlong both went inches high with shots from 20 yards out in the 28th and 32nd minutes, respectively, representing the best chances in the first 45 minutes.
• 45′ – Junior forward Samuel Sarver was knocked down at the edge of the box after coming down the right wing. He appealed for a penalty, but the referee allowed play to continue.
• 48′ – Junior Tommy Mihalic nearly broke the tie right out of the break with a shot from the top of the box, but the keeper pushed his try into the crossbar and out of trouble.
• 60′ – Mihalic had space in the six after a cross was headed down to him by Sarver, but Fowler was on it again to deflect and then swallow up the loose ball.
• 72′ – Oduro was in on goal after a clever 1-2 with Henderlong, but his powerful attempt smacked into the keeper and out for a corner.
• 77′ – Washington got its goal late after a bit of play down the right wing. Sophomore midfielder Richie Aman got away from pressure to pass ahead to junior midfielder Cooper Brunell, who played freshman forward Charlie Kosakoff through. Kosakoff finished under the sliding effort of IU senior keeper JT Harms as the Huskies took the lead.
• Indiana fell to 4-2-0 all-time against Washington.
• For the second straight match, Oduro fired six shots with three on goal. The freshman was kept off the scoresheet for the first time in three games.
The adidas/IU Credit Union Classic with close on Monday when the Hoosiers host Seton Hall, which won its matchup with Ohio State 1-0 on Friday. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET.
UCLA OUTLASTS INDIANA IN FOUR SETS
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Despite taking the opening set in convincing fashion, the Indiana Volleyball team (3-2, 0-0) fell in four sets (25-18, 14-25, 21-25, 25-27) to UCLA on Friday (Sept. 1) evening.
Junior outside hitter Mady Saris led the way with 12 kills while sophomore outside hitter Candela Alonso-Corcelles hit .241 with 11 kills on 29 swings.
The Hoosiers forced set point in the fourth set but UCLA put away a chance at going the distance with productive play through the middle in the late sets.
Stats and Notes
• The Hoosiers recorded nine team blocks on the afternoon with graduate student middle blocker providing a team-four stuffs.
• IU hit .134 as a team on the evening with senior middle blocker leading the way with a .308 clip (5-1-13).
#10 Haworth, Camryn
• Haworth finished one dig shy of a double-double with 28 assists and nine digs. She also chipped in two aces and three blocks.
#3 Alonso-Corcelles, Candela
• The sophomore continued her run of outstanding play, providing 11 kills for the Hoosier attack. She also had five digs and a block.
Set 1: Indiana 25, New Hampshire 18
• The Hoosiers hit a whopping .476 (12-2-21) with sophomore opposite hitter Avry Tatum providing four kills on six errorless swings.
• IU took a lead as large as six after a kill from Tatum forced UCLA into a timeout at 18-12. The Hoosiers would go back up six at 23-17 following a setting error from the Bruins.
• Haworth aced UCLA on set point to give IU a 25-18 victory in the first frame.
Set 2: UCLA 25, Indiana 14
• IU struggled offensively in the second set, hitting -.125 with 11 errors. UCLA middle blocker Anna Dodson had four blocks in the set.
• UCLA got a lead as large as nine, going up 20-11 following a service error from IU senior outside hitter/defensive specialist Grae Gosnell.
Set 3: UCLA 25, Indiana 21
• Alonso-Corcelles had three kills in the third set but the Bruins put away 14 balls to take advantage of the match.
• Junior outside hitter Kenzie Daffinee gave IU the lead back at 17-16 with a service ace but UCLA would close the frame on a 9-4 run. UCLA scored the final three points of the set.
Set 4: UCLA 27, Indiana 25
• Alonso-Corcelles and Kjolhede were fantastic in the fourth set, combining for seven kills on 17 errorless swings.
• Haworth dug five balls in the set and had seven assists and one kill to keep IU’s chances alive.
• The Hoosiers had set point at 24-23 but UCLA’s Dodson put away one of her seven kills to even things at 24-all. UCLA would win the match on back-to-back kills.
5TH SET SURVIVORS
LAWRENCE, Kan. – For the second time in under 24 hours, the No. 25 Purdue volleyball squad went the distance for a top-25 victory, posting a 3-2 win over No. 19 Marquette (18-25, 25-18, 16-25, 29-27, 17-15). With the result, Purdue moves to 3-2 on the season while Marquette falls to 2-2.
There were 32 tied scores and 10 lead changes throughout the match, including 20 tied scores over the final two sets.
Eva Hudson posted her third consecutive double-double with a season-high 21 kills and 10 digs, alongside a season-high .309 attack %.
The Boilermakers have played in three consecutive five-set matches, going 2-1 after a fifth set win last night at No. 23 Kansas.
Maddie Schermerhorn registered a season-high 22 digs.
The Boilermakers recorded a .360 hitting % in the fifth set to outlast the Golden Eagles.
The last time Purdue won back-to-back matches vs. ranked opponents was two seasons ago: 3-1 victory at #4 Wisconsin (11/12/21) followed by a 3-1 victory at #8 Minnesota (11/14/21).
Purdue’s most efficient side-out performance came in the final set when the team went 80%.
Set One (18-25)
Chloe Chicoine led both teams with six kills
The Boilermakers were out-hit .206 vs. .344%
Set Two (25-18)
Eva Hudson came out with two of the team’s first four kills and went errorless in the set with five kills on nine swings (.556%).
Purdue took seven consecutive points to retake the lead, 12-8
The Boilermakers ended the set even with Marquette with each team at a 60.5% side-out
Grace Heaney ended the first two sets with an errorless four kills on seven attacks (.571%)
Set Three (16-25)
Marquette led the entirety of the set.
Set Four (29-27)
In the highest-scoring set of the season, Purdue posted an 8-3 run to win the set, pushing it to a fifth.
There were 13 tied scores in the set.
Eva Hudson led the team with six kills in the set, including the set winner.
Raven Colvin went errorless with two kills on six attacks (.333)
Taylor Anderson started the set, dishing out 15 assists, five digs and one kill.
Chloe Chicoine registered five kills.
Set Five (17-15)
Eva Hudson went .556% in the set with six kills and one error on nine swings.
Grace Heaney led Purdue’s defensive effort at the net, posting two block assists
Purdue will return to Holloway Gymnasium for the remainder of non-conference action (the next two weeks). Up next, Purdue will host No. 13 Houston, No. 15 Kentucky and SMU in the Stacey Clark Classic next week. Purdue’s first match will come next Friday, September 8 vs. SMU at 7 p.m. ET on B1G+.
PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL
EDEY NAMED PRESEASON PLAYER OF THE YEAR BY BLUE RIBBON YEARBOOK
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The preseason honors are starting to pour in as Purdue senior center Zach Edey was named the preseason National Player of the Year by Blue Ribbon Yearbook.
Edey was joined on the first team by Kansas’ Hunter Dickinson, Villanova’s Justin Moore, Duke’s Kyle Filipowski and Marquette’s Tyler Kolek.
Among Big Ten teams, Northwestern’s Boo Buie was a third-team honoree, while Illinois’ Terrance Shannon Jr., was named to the fourth team.
A year ago, Edey was the most-dominant player in college basketball, winning all six National Player of the Year awards, winning the Wooden Award, the Naismith Trophy, The Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA), Associated Press (AP) National Player of the Year, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) National Player of the Year and The Sporting News National Player of the Year. In addition, he has won the Pete Newell Big Man of the Year Award and the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation’s top center.
Edey is looking to become the first consensus, back-to-back NPOY since UCLA’s Bill Walton in 1971-72 and 1972-73. Ralph Sampson was named in three years from 1981 to 1983, but was only consensus in 1982.
He was named a 2023 first-team All-American by every outlet and in June was named a finalist for the top Male College Athlete ESPY award by ESPN.
Edey became the first Boilermaker since Glenn Robinson in 1994 to win National Player of the Year accolades. He is also the fifth Big Ten Player in the last 14 years to be named National Player of the Year joining Evan Turner (2010), Trey Burke (2013), Frank Kaminsky (2015) and Luka Garza (2021) as National Players of the Year.
Edey earned Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year after a remarkable junior season at Purdue. He was named a consensus first-team All-American, the second straight season that Purdue has had a consensus All-American (Jaden Ivey, 2022), after averaging 22.3 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.1 blocks and 1.5 assists per game.
He became the first player in NCAA history (since blocks became an official NCAA stat) to record at least 750 points, 400 rebounds, 70 blocks and 50 assists in a season, ranking sixth nationally in scoring, second in rebounds, 19th in blocked shots and 21st in field goal percentage (.607), the only player in the NCAA database to rank in the top 25 of all four categories in the same season.
He finished the season ranking sixth on Purdue’s single-season chart for points (757), first in rebounds (438), fifth in field goals made (290), 14th in field goal percentage (.607), first in dunks (76) and second in double-doubles (27).
He has scored in double-figures in 51 straight games, the longest streak in the country, and fourth-longest streak in school history.
For his career, Edey has scored 1,533 points with 847 rebounds, 148 blocks and 106 assists, shooting almost 62 percent from the field.
The Boilermakers begin the regular-season Nov. 6, in Mackey Arena against Samford. Purdue returns six of its top seven scorers from last year’s team that went 29-6 and won the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles. Purdue has been ranked in the top five in all the “way-too-early” top-25 polls.
BUTLERVB FALLS 3-1 TO OHIO AT DAYTON FLYER CLASSIC
DAYTON — The Butler volleyball team fell to Ohio in four sets (33-31, 18-25, 25-22, 25-18) on Friday afternoon at the Dayton Flyer Classic in Ohio. Despite being without middle blockers Destiny Cherry and Grace Boggess due to illness, the Bulldogs posted an impressive attack on offense in their second match of the day.
Set 1: Ohio 33-31
The Bobcats began the match with a 4-2 lead, but Butler would respond with a 7-0 spurt topped off by a serving ace from Abby Maesch to make the score 9-2. Ohio would slowly shorten the lead and eventually tie the score at 14-14 after a 5-0 run. For 18 straight points, the two teams would remain within one point before a kill by Sawyer Jones helped give the Bulldogs a 24-22 lead. The Bobcats would go on a 3-0 run to take the lead until Sawyer Jones tied it at 25 a piece. The set would turn into a marathon as the two teams battled it out at set point until Ohio eventually snuck away with the win at 33-31. Cora Taylor finished with a team-high 14 assists and a serving ace in the set.
Set 2: Butler 25-18
Ohio picked up where they left off jumping out to an early 4-1 lead. The Bulldogs would quickly erase that deficit tying the game at 9-9 after kills from Jones and Taylor. The teams would then fall into a dead heat with no team taking a significant lead until Butler caught fire going on a 9-0 run to close out the second set. Taylor, Jones, and Maesch each totaled two kills while Mariah Grunze led the team with five kills and a block in the set.
Set 3: Ohio 25-22
The start of the third set was headlined by Jones after she had consecutive blocks followed by a kill to give Butler an early 5-1 lead. The Bobcats came right back on a 7-0 spurt to take the lead 10-8. Jaeda Lockhart helped shift the momentum after her kill and block highlighted a 4-0 run to help Butler lead 12-10. Ohio stormed back to tie the game 12-12 and the two teams would remain within two points until the Bobcats pulled away to win the set 25-22. Maesch had a team-high four kills, an assist, and a block in the set.
Set 4: Ohio 25-18
Kills by Jones and Maesch helped Butler fly out to an early 4-2 lead. The Bobcats quickly regained the lead until consecutive kills by Maesch helped tie it up at 9-9. A 4-0 spurt to make the score 13-9 then helped Ohio take an insurmountable lead to close out the match. Maesch’s six kills led both sides while Taylor tallied nine assists.
Stat of the Match
All six Bulldog hitters were very accurate after they each finished the match with a positive hitting percentage. Cora Taylor had a game-high .583 percent on a new career-high seven kills while not committing any attacking errors.
Inside the Box Score
Taylor padded the stat sheet with a career-high seven kills to go with 41 assists, six digs, and two serving aces.
Maesch led the team with 15 kills along with 10 digs to earn her second double-double of the season.
Grunze also earned another double-double after tallying 12 kills and 15 digs.
Jones tied her career-high with 11 kills and four blocks
Jaymeson Kinley totaled a game-high 23 digs and five assists.
Elise Ward accumulated five kills and six digs
Rylie Tam tied her career-high with two serving aces
Butler will close out their weekend against the host Flyers in the final game of the Dayton Flyer Classic tomorrow beginning at 1 p.m.
BUTLER FOOTBALL TO FACE #14 MONTANA OPENING WEEKEND
INDIANAPOLIS – Week 1 of the college football season will send the Butler Bulldogs to #14 Montana to face the Grizzlies. The first-ever meeting between the two programs will kick-off at 2 PM Eastern and will stream live on ESPN+.
Date: Saturday, September 2
Time: 2:00 PM (EST)
Location: Missoula, Mont. / Washington-Grizzly Stadium
Live Stats: GoGriz.com (Statbroadcast)
– Butler was picked fifth in the 2023 Pioneer Football League Preseason Coaches’ Poll after a vote from head coaches. They were picked 10th last year, but finished fourth in the standings with a 5-3 record.
– Mike Uremovich guided Butler to seven wins in his first season as head coach helping BU reach their highest win total since the 2013 season (9).
– QB Bret Bushka and K/P Luka Zurak represent Butler on the 2023 Preseason All-PFL Team.
– 2022 PFL Offensive Player of the Year Bret Bushka threw for 2,377 yards last year, the eighth-most in Butler program history.
– Bushka ranks eighth all-time at Butler in career passing yards (4,135). He needs 427 yards to pass Curt Roy (79-83) for seventh.
– Bushka was one of 35 FCS players to make the Preseason Watch List for the Walter Payton Award.
– 2022 PFL Special Teams Player of the Year Luka Zurak has the best career punting average in Butler Football history (40.8).
– Zurak is on the Preseason Watch List for the 2023 FCS Punter of the Year Award.
– Butler added 35 newcomers to the 2023 roster, including transfers from Ball State, Brown, Cornell, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Harvard, Valparaiso and Yale.
2023 PFL Schedule – Week 1
West Virginia State at Morehead State – 6:00 PM
Valparaiso at Youngstown State – 7:30 PM
San Diego at Cal Poly – 12:05 PM
Marist at Georgetown – 12:30 PM
Dayton at Illinois State – 1:00 PM
Davidson at VMI – 1:30 PM
Butler at Montana – 2:00 PM
Black Hills State at St. Thomas – 2:00 PM
Drake at North Dakota – 4:00 PM
Presbyterian at Murray State – 6:00 PM
St. Thomas (Fla.) at Stetson – 6:00 PM
SCOUTING #14 MONTANA: The Griz enter 2023 looking to improve on their 8-5 record a year ago, where narrow losses to ranked teams on the road led to Montana finishing sixth in the Big Sky standings. Media members around the league picked Montana to finish third in this year’s title race while coaches picked the Griz to finish sixth in the Big Sky standings. UM returns seven all-conference players and 15 starters, including the entire starting offensive line. The Griz will have a new QB under center this season distributing the ball to wide receiver Junior Bergen, tight end Cole Grossman and running backs Isiah Childs and Nick Ostmo. The defense suffered key losses, but tackle Alex Gubner returns to bring pressure up the middle.
Bergen has been named to the Athlon Sports Preseason FCS All-America team as a punt returner. Montana is ranked No. 14 in the Stats Perform FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll. The Griz have put together 36 winning seasons over the past 37 years.
ALL-TIME SERIES: The game on Saturday is the first-ever meeting between Butler and Montana. Fans can watch the game on ESPN+.
Montana has not lost a season opener since 2014 when they fell 17-12 at Wyoming. The last time they faced a PFL opponent on opening weekend was in 2017 vs. Valpo (W, 45-23).
A YEAR AGO: Butler won their 2022 season opener against St. Thomas (Fla.) 31-26. The Bulldogs scored 28 second half points to erase an 11-point halftime deficit and find the win column in Coach Uremovich’s BU debut.
2022 marked the first Butler win in a season opener since 2018. Bushka led the charge with 309 passing yards and four touchdowns.
Butler Named FedEx Ground FCS National Team of the Week (10/10): FCS Senior Editor Craig Haley (Stats Perform/The Analyst) recognized Butler as the FedEx Ground FCS National Team of the Week last year in October. The Bulldogs defeated Dayton 31-0 in Week 6 of the regular season.
The Bulldogs posted their first shutout win since 2010, ended a seven-game losing streak against Dayton and halted the Flyers’ NCAA record streak of scoring points in 501 consecutive games on Oct. 8, 2022.
THE LAST TIME: Bret Bushka topped 300 passing yards two times last year. The last time he threw for 300+ yards was Oct. 8, 2022 vs. Dayton. Bushka is also responsible for Butler’s last 100-yard rushing performance. He gained 102 yards at Davidson on just six carries (Oct. 1, 2022).
Luke Wooten is the last Bulldog to top 100 receiving yards in a single-game. He had 147 yards in a win at San Diego. Wooten is also the last BU receiver to have multiple touchdowns in the same game (Nov. 19).
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE: The Bulldogs scored points on 36 of their 37 trips to the red zone last season (97.3%). Their only failed attempt came Week 4 at Davidson.
Butler led the PFL and FCS in red zone offense last year.
10 BULLDOGS NAMED TO PHIL STEELE’S PRESEASON ALL-PFL TEAMS: 10 members of the Butler football program were placed on Phil Steele’s Preseason All-PFL Teams. Bret Bushka, Cameron Heald, Luke Wooten, Adam Dolan and Joey Suchy represent the Bulldog offense while Will Mason, Jack Belskis, and Austin Korba were selected as defensive players. Rounding out the group was kicker/punter Luka Zurak and kick returner Joey Audia.
NEW YEAR, NEW ROLES: Mike Uremovich announced changes to the coaching staff for the 2023 season. Jeff Knowles is now the assistant head coach, Alex Barr is the offensive coordinator, Sean Chase is the run-game coordinator, Ray Holmes is the pass-game coordinator and Adam Siwicki is the recruiting coordinator.
Uremovich and Knowles coached together at the University of Saint Francis, North Carolina State, Northern Illinois and Temple before arriving at Butler.
OFFSEASON UPDATES: QB Paul Romanowski entered the Butler Athletics Hall of Fame in 2023. Romanowski led the Bulldogs to a 9-2 record, a conference championship, and an appearance in the NCAA Division II playoffs in 1991. He was the Conference Player of the Year that season.
10-year old Colton Gist is the newest member of the Butler football program. The Bulldogs worked with Team IMPACT to officially sign Gist to the roster.
The PFL’s Presidents Council named Greg Walter the league’s second commissioner, effective August 1. Patty Viverito will remain an advisor to the PFL after serving as commissioner since the league’s founding in 1993.
It’s the 40-year anniversary of the 1983 Butler team that went 9-1-1 under the direction of Head Coach Bill Sylvester and reached the NCAA Division II Playoffs. This team won the Heartland Collegiate Conference Championship and had John Carwile recognized as the HCC Offensive Lineman of the Year. Eric Chapman was the HCC Back of the Year.
PFL’S 31ST CAMPAIGN: The 2023 season marks the 31st year for the Pioneer Football League – the nation’s only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The league will feature 11 teams – tied for most in league history – each playing an eight-game schedule to determine the league champion and recipient of the automatic bid to the 2023 NCAA FCS Championship.
WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE RETURNS ACROSS THE PFL: Eighty-six student-athletes recognized on the 2022 All-PFL Teams and honorable mention lists return for the 2023 season, including 12 returning First Team All-PFL selections and 15 returning Second Team All-PFL honorees.
UP NEXT: Butler will host Taylor in the 2023 home opener on Saturday, Sept. 9. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 PM.
Butler hosted Taylor last year and recorded a 45-10 victory at the Sellick Bowl. Six different Bulldogs scored a touchdown against the Trojans, including LB Adam Sturtz who returned an interception 75-yards for a score in the third quarter.
JAGS CLIP GOLDEN EAGLES, 3-0
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI volleyball team defeated Oral Roberts in three sets to improve their record on the weekend to 2-0. Freshman Maia Long led the attack with eight kills while Grace Purichia collected 18 assists.
The Jaguars began their sweep with a 25-17 first set win with 10 kills in the opening set. The Jags went on a 5-2 run to open the second set but the Golden Eagles gave the Jags an even fight with a tie game at 20-20. IUPUI closed out the second on a 6-1 run with two service aces from Addie Evans and two kills from Ava Harris. Brooke Phillips finished off the second set with an ace, 25-21.
In the third set, the Jags put their foot on the pedal winning 25-15. Morgan Ostrowski took the serve after a service error by the Golden Eagles and held the serve for nine straight points giving the Jags an early 9-0 lead. IUPUI held onto that lead the remainder of the set and finished off the match with back-to-back kills from Emily Alan and Harris.
Long led the Jags in kills once again with eight while senior Alan followed with seven kills. Purichia collected 18 assists, three aces and four digs. Evans led in digs with 12 and added three service aces.
The Jags are now 2-0 during this weekend’s Hampton Inn Invite and will close out the weekend tomorrow at 1:30 PM against Eastern Illinois. The Panthers are also 2-0 in the weekend.
BALL STATE VOLLEYBALL
VOLLEYBALL TAKES NO. 20 CREIGHTON TO THE BRINK
OMAHA, Neb. – – The Ball State women’s volleyball team gave No. 20 Creighton all it could handle Friday night at D.J Sokol Arena, but ultimately fell a few points short in a 3-2 (25-19, 25-27, 21-25, 25-16, 15-11) setback in its opening match of the Bluejay Invitational.
“It was a tough match tonight, but we showed signs of being able to do a lot of good things,” head coach Kelli Miller Phillips said. “We just had a few too many runs of points against us. It’s hard to beat a great team when that happens.”
After dropping the first set, the Cardinals (2-2) rallied to take the next two led by a strong performance from redshirt freshman outside Aniya Kennedy. Kennedy smashed eight of her career-high 13 kills during the two sets, including five in the second frame.
Unfortunately, the nationally ranked Bluejays (3-1) would not be denied the win in its 2023 home debut as it won the final two sets. Ball State would not make it easy, however, battling back from down 8-2 in the fifth to draw within two at 13-11.
In addition to Kennedy’s 13 kills and two blocks, sophomore opposite Madison Buckley finished the night with a career-best 14 kills and a pair of blocks of her own.
“Aniya competed hard,” Phillips added. “She made smart shots and really was a huge presence for us at the net. Offensively, Maddie was scoring a ton of points and was a go-to attacker for much of the night. We’re going to need both of those guys to keep battling.”
Junior setter Megan Wielonski added her third assist/dig double-double of the season, handing out 41 assists to go along with 10 digs. She also scored four kills and served up her seventh ace of the season.
Fifth-year libero Havyn Gates led all players with 26 digs, while sophomore defensive specialists Josie Bloom and Paige Busick collected 13 and 10, respectively. Bloom’s 13 digs were a career high.
Overall, all 11 Cardinals who saw action in the match registered at least one dig, while eight different BSU student-athletes collected at least one kill.
Norah Sis led the Creighton attack with 19 kills, while Ellie Bolton tallied a team-high 20 digs. As a team, the Bluejays connected for a .201 hitting mark, while limiting Ball State to a .132 rate of success.
“We have to keep getting better at playing controlled and hungry in big moments,” Phillips added. “We have to trust ourselves and know we can play at a very high level. The more experience we have in those types of environments will continue to help us grow.”
The Ball State women’s volleyball team continues play in the Bluejay Invitational Saturday afternoon with a 3:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. CT matchup versus UNI.
BALL STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
SOCCER TRAVELS TO LOYOLA FOR SUNDAY SHOWDOWN
MUNCIE, Ind. – – The Ball State soccer team returns to the road Sunday as it travels to Chicago, Illinois, to take on Loyola at the Loyola Soccer Park. Kickoff versus the Ramblers is set for 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT
The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+ with Scott Sudikoff (Play-by-Play) and Jenna Ross (Analyst) calling the action.
The Cardinals hold a 3-0 lead in the all-time series versus the Ramblers, most recently earning a 2-1 victory in Muncie on Sept. 1, 2019. Overall, Ball State has out-scored Loyola 10-3 in the all-time series.
SEASON TO DATE:
The Cardinals (1-2-0) came out of the gates strong, opening the year with a 5-1 victory over Mercyhurst (Aug. 17) at the Briner Sports Complex. Three different Ball State student-athletes tallied goals in the win, led by senior forward Avery Fenchel’s first career hat trick.
Ball State followed with another solid effort at third-ranked Notre Dame Sunday (Aug. 20), allowing just one goal in the run of play during a 3-0 setback. The Irish, who ranked 12th nationally in scoring offense last season, tallied its other two markers off set pieces on corner kicks.
In its latest outing, Ball State suffered a 4-1 setback at Texas Tech (Aug. 24). The game was tied at the half thanks to a 36′ goal from sophomore forward Delaney Caldwell.
BALL STATE SOCCER QUICK HITS:
– Thanks to her hat trick in the season-opener, Avery Fenchel enters the weekend tied as the Mid-American Conference leader with three goals scored … The effort helped her climb to sixth in program history with 16 career goals … In addition to leading the MAC, Fenchel’s three goals are tied for 59th nationally.
– Sophomore forward Emily Roper and senior defender Ryann Locante also scored goals in the win over Mercyhurst … It was Locante’s first career goal, while Roper raised her career total to four.
– Delaney Caldwell chipped in a goal of her own versus Texas Tech, raising her career total to eight … Caldwell, who scored seven goals as a freshman last season, enters the weekend two goals shy of breaking into the top 10 in program history.
– With assists on each of Fenchel’s final two goals, sophomore midfielder Tori Monaco is currently tied for the MAC lead and is tied for 86th nationally with two helpers … Junior defender Maya Millis and Delaney Caldwell also logged an assist each in the win over Mercyhurst and are currently tied for seventh in the league in the category.
– Junior goalkeeper Bethany Moser enters the week tied for fourth in the MAC with 15 total saves … She pitched a shutout over her 60:44 of action in the win over Mercyhurst, making one save … She followed by making eight saves at No. 3 Notre Dame, falling one shy of her career mark, and added six at Texas Tech.
SCOUTING TEXAS TECH:
The Ramblers (2-3-0) are coming off a 1-0 win over Western Illinois on Thursday (Aug. 31). Loyola has also played a pair of MAC teams so far this season, earning a 2-1 win at Toledo (Aug. 25), before suffering a 2-0 setback at Bowling Green (Aug. 27).
Taylor Harrison and Zoe Hevey have two goals apiece for the Ramblers, who are averaging 1.20 goals per game this season. Jaimee Cinulka has handed out two of Loyola’s three assists so far this season.
Naya Lipkens has played all 450:00 minutes in goal for Loyola, making 15 total saves on 51 shots faced. She has 2.00 goals against average and a .600 save percentage, allowing 10 goals over the team’s five games.
After Sunday’s contest at Loyola, the Cardinals will travel to Nashville, Tennessee, for an 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT showdown at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Sept. 7.
NOTRE DAME VOLLEYBALL
IRISH SWEEP VILLANOVA TO START CATHOLIC CHALLENGE
VILLANOVA, Penn. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish advance to 2-1 on the year as they swept the Villanova Wildcats on Friday, September 1, in day one of the Catholic Challenge (25-17, 25-20, 25-17).
Sydney Palazzolo led the offensive charge for Notre Dame with 12 kills and a .333 hitting percentage on the night. Lauren Tarnoff and Ava Lange each finished with nine kills a piece, followed by Phyona Schrader with seven kills. Nicole Drewnick dished out 30 assists for the Irish and Charity McDowell chipped in a team-high five blocks.
Villanova was off to a hot start to begin the match as the Irish faced a seven point deficit early. A Palazzolo kill sparked a 6-0 run to bring the Irish within one at 8-7. Shortly after, a Palazzolo and McDowell block was followed by two Monson aces to give Notre Dame the 14-13 lead. A kill from Palazzolo made it a 20-17 ballgame, putting herself behind the service line for the remainder of the set as the Irish scored five straight to take home set one.
The Irish claimed an early lead in set two, maintaining the advantage until Villanova strung three consecutive points together to take their first, and only, lead of the set at 15-14. It didn’t take long for the Irish to respond with kills from Lange, Schrader, and Palazzolo, as Notre Dame went on a 5-0 run to take the lead 19-15. A solo block and Palazzolo kill extended the Irish lead by five, but three straight Wildcat kills brought them within two at 21-19. Notre Dame would go on to outscore Villanova 4-1 as the set two was closed out with back-to-back kills from Palazzolo and Lange to take 2-0 advantage going into set three.
It was a back-and-forth battle to start the third as the Irish and Wildcats struggled to maintain the lead and pull away from the other. Tied at 9-9, Notre Dame outscored Villanova 8-3 and posted a 17-12 advantage. Both squads swapped points up to the 21-16 mark, but the Irish were able to terminate with kills from Hattie Monson, Lauren Tarnoff, and Ava Lange to complete the sweep and take home set three 25-17.
The Irish are back at it tomorrow at the Jake Nevin Field House at 2:00 p.m. to take on Santa Clara in day two of the Catholic Challenge.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S SOCCER
IRISH SHUTOUT HUSKIES IN 1-0 VICTORY TO REMAIN UNBEATEN
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Fighting Irish men’s soccer team earned a 1-0 victory over NIU at Alumni Stadium on Friday evening to remain unbeaten at 2-0-1 on the season.
Fresh off his hat trick in Sunday’s win, Matthew Roou continued his fine form on Friday with another goal, which ended up being the difference in the match.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Irish were on the front foot from the opening whistle, dictating play and controlling possession. Roou nearly scored the opener in the fifth minute but his effort was parried away by the NIU keeper to keep it scoreless.
In the 14th minute the Irish found the opening goal, as Roou rifled a volley off the pass from Paddy Burns just inside the near post to put Notre Dame on top 1-0.
Notre Dame continued to pour forward in search of doubling its advantage, as Eno Nto had an effort saved and Daniel Russo put the rebound just over the bar in the 33rd minute.
The Irish took the 1-0 win into the break despite outshooting the visitors by a margin of 14-2.
In the 57th minute Russo came close to adding to the Irish advantage. He caught the ball clean off his right foot on a first-time effort but lifted the shot just over the bar.
Then Roou nearly secured his brace in the 81st minute but the junior dragged his shot just wide of the far post. Then in the 89th minute Nto put an effort on target from inside the box but the goalie made a diving stop to keep the final score 1-0.
McFARLAND FAMILY MEN’S HEAD SOCCER COACH CHAD RILEY’S TAKE
On the performance…
“Proud of the group. It was a little scary there at the end but for the most part we put in a great performance and got a result which is the thing we want to do. I was really proud of the mentality where we didn’t get frustrated and kept doing the things we know how to do and stuck to our identity.”
On back-to-back clean sheets…
“That’s what you want to do. You want to be gelling together at this time. Communication is key and we are building those relationships really well.”
On Matthew Roou’s form…
“He has been aggressive and he has turned it up a notch. He is stronger, faster, more aggressive and he has his finishing boots on.”
On the crowd…
“We had a great crowd tonight and I want to thank all of the fans for coming out and making Alumni a great place to play. Our guys feed off the environment and tonight the support was tremendous.”
ND STAT OF THE MATCH
Notre Dame secured a clean sheet for the second straight outing and has allowed just one goal over its first three matches of the season.
The Irish improve to 2-1-2 against NIU in the all-time series and are an unbeaten 2-0-2 against the Huskies when playing in South Bend
Notre Dame finished with a 26-8 shot advantage, including 11-1 for shots on frame
Roou leads the team with four goals on the season, all coming in the last two matches
With an assist, Burns has seven assists in his Notre Dame career
Dowd’s clean sheet is his second of the season and 15th of his career
The Irish welcome Detroit Mercy to Alumni Stadium for a non-conference clash at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The game will be streamed on ACCNX and admission to the match is free.
INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL
SYCAMORE COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN FIVE-SET THRILLER
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Indiana State nearly rallied from a two-set deficit Friday evening at Hyland Arena, but the Sycamores’ comeback attempt against Austin Peay fell short in five sets (27-25, 25-23, 19-25, 22-25, 15-12).
Hannah Baudin nearly recorded a triple-double with 46 assists, 16 digs and eight kills, while Emma Kaelin had seven service aces.Ella Scott led the Sycamores with 14 kills, while Kira Holland had 11 and Karinna Gall added 10.
After a back-and-forth start to the opening set, Indiana State jumped out to a 10-5 advantage following a back-to-back kills by Baudin. Austin Peay came back to take the lead before a block solo by Kaitlyn Hamilton knotted the score at 14. Neither team led by more than two for the remainder of the set, but it was Austin Peay who managed to squeak out a 27-25 set win.
Indiana State found itself down 4-0 early in the second set before back-to-back service aces by Kaelin gave the Sycamores life. The Sycamores took their first lead of the set at 13-9 following a 5-0 run that featured an ace by Gall and a kill by Holland, but Austin Peay responded with a run of its own to remain within striking distance. The Governors took a late lead in the set and, despite kills by Scott and Baudin, took a 2-0 lead in the match by taking the second set 25-23.
Early kills by Holland and Hamilton gave the Sycamores a 3-2 lead in the third, and Indiana State never trailed for the remainder of the set. A three-point scoring run featuring kills by Storm Suhre and Holland put Indiana State ahead 11-8, and the Sycamores later extended that advantage to 17-13 off another kill by Suhre. Kills by Gall and Scott helped the Sycamores extend the match by taking the third set, 25-19.
Back-to-back service aces by Macy Lengacher gave Indiana State an early lead in the fourth set, and the Sycamores extended that with kills by Gall, Baudin and Scott. A five-point Sycamore scoring run which included kills by Scott, Baudin and Holland put the Trees ahead 19-13, and Kaelin later added an ace to make it 24-16. Austin Peay fought off multiple set points, but the Sycamores prevailed 25-22 in the fourth set to force a deciding fifth set.
Indiana State led 6-4 in the fifth set following kills by Hamillton and Baudin, but Austin Peay went on a 5-1 scoring run and never trailed after that. Kills by Holland, Hamilton and Scott kept the Sycamores within reach, but Austin Peay held on to take the fifth set 15-12, thwarting Indiana State’s comeback attempt.
Inside the Numbers
Hannah Baudin led Indiana State in assists (46), digs (16) and blocks (three), while also finishing fifth on the team in kills (eight).
Indiana State top two kills leaders Friday night were freshmen (Ella Scott, Kira Holland).
Hannah Baudin’s 46-assist, 16-dig performance was her first double-double in an Indiana State uniform. The assist and dig totals were both season highs.
News and Notes
Indiana State’s 11 service aces were the second-most in a match under head coach Ashlee Pritchard, behind only the 12 aces the Sycamores had last weekend against Alabama State.
Friday’s match was the first five-set match for the Sycamores since October 14, 2022 against Illinois State.
Indiana State fell to 2-2 in five-set matches in head coach Ashlee Pritchard’s tenure.
Austin Peay has won all three neutral-site matches between the two programs.
Indiana State closes play at the Lindenwood Invitational Saturday at 4 p.m. against Lindenwood.
U OF INDY VOLLEYBALL
CULLISON SERVES GREYHOUNDS TO TWO OPENING DAY WINS
BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The UIndy volleyball team (2-0) opened the 2023 season on a high note, earning a pair of wins at the Ferris State Invitational. The Greyhounds first swept in-region Malone, dominating the Pioneers in straight sets, before battling back to knock off 2022 NCAA tournament program Adelphi in four frames.
Lauren Cullison set a new program record with eight service aces in the sweep against Malone, while the team finished 21, the second-most ever in a match in UIndy history.
UIndy 3, Malone 0
The Greyhounds impressed in their season debut, handling the Pioneers in straight sets inside Bulldog Arena. After a tight first frame, UIndy held Malone to just 13 points and .000 hitting over the final two sets.
Hannah Sabotin attacked at a .714 clip with six kills from the middle, adding three block assists and two service aces.
The trio of Cullison, Elizabeth Eads, and Grace Hegwood, henceforth known as “The Southside Smackers,” combined for 25 kills and three total blocks. Defensively, the Greyhounds limited the Pioneers to just 12 kills over three sets, scooping up 75 percent of Malone’s attack attempts that failed to end with a block.
Freshman libero Ellie Spang led the team with 11 digs, while tallying five service aces herself. Joining Spang among true freshmen to see the court in the win were Marin Dixon, Riley Laine, Addison Putt, and Allie Wuestenfeld. Dixon dished out five assists, while Putt tallied one dig.
UIndy 3, Adelphi 1
It was a battle the entire way, with a pair of extra-point sets highlighting the contest between the Hounds and Panthers, the latter of whom advanced to the East Region final just a season ago. Adelphi earned a 30-28 victory to open the evening, however, UIndy rattled off three straight sets – including a 28-26 win in the third – to claim its second match on Friday.
Claire Morris joined Hegwood with a double-double, dishing out 39 assists and recording 16 digs; the outside hitter added 15 scoops to her 16 kills. Spang led five Greyhounds with double-figure digs, tallying 27 in the win.
UIndy dominated in the final set, hitting .385 compared to Adelphi’s -.056 clip. Cullison recorded six of her 14 kills in the fourth, finishing the match with a .393 attacking percentage. The Crimson and Grey controlled the net, especially in the final 20 minutes, stopping five Adelphi attacks. Sabotin led the team with six total blocks, including a pair of solo stops.
Rookie Macy Bruton handed out a helper in first collegiate action, making an appearance in the fourth set.
The team’s 21 service aces marked the second-most ever in a match in UIndy history, six behind the program record of 27 back in 2003 against West Virginia State … UIndy now leads the all-time series with Malone, 2-0, first earning a sweep in 2018 at the Midwest Region Crossover … Friday night marked the first-ever meeting between UIndy and Adelphi in the sport of women’s volleyball … Sophia Parlanti recorded the first double-double of her UIndy career against Adelphi, finishing with 12 digs and 10 kills … Cullison finished with double-digit kills in both wins and has now tallied 10 or more 24 times in her career.
The Greyhounds wrap up the weekend Saturday with two in-region contests in Big Rapids. UIndy battles Wayne State tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. from Jim Wink Arena at Ferris State.
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MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
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*****MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS*****
|Baltimore||83||51||.619||–||42 – 26||41 – 25||26 – 15||20 – 8||16 – 10||6 – 4||L 2|
|Tampa Bay||82||53||.607||1.5||45 – 23||37 – 30||22 – 15||20 – 7||13 – 12||8 – 2||L 1|
|Toronto||74||61||.548||9.5||35 – 30||39 – 31||12 – 25||19 – 10||14 – 11||5 – 5||W 2|
|Boston||69||66||.511||14.5||36 – 33||33 – 33||19 – 14||16 – 11||14 – 15||3 – 7||L 5|
|NY Yankees||66||69||.489||17.5||36 – 33||30 – 36||16 – 26||15 – 11||17 – 13||6 – 4||W 1|
|Minnesota||70||65||.519||–||40 – 29||30 – 36||12 – 17||24 – 21||15 – 9||5 – 5||W 1|
|Cleveland||65||70||.481||5||34 – 33||31 – 37||13 – 13||21 – 22||13 – 12||6 – 4||W 3|
|Detroit||61||74||.452||9||29 – 40||32 – 34||6 – 23||26 – 15||10 – 15||4 – 6||W 2|
|Chi White Sox||53||82||.393||17||28 – 38||25 – 44||9 – 19||19 – 18||12 – 21||4 – 6||L 1|
|Kansas City||42||94||.309||28.5||24 – 43||18 – 51||7 – 18||13 – 27||6 – 19||2 – 8||W 1|
|Seattle||76||58||.567||–||39 – 29||37 – 29||12 – 15||20 – 13||24 – 12||7 – 3||L 1|
|Houston||77||59||.566||–||35 – 32||42 – 27||15 – 13||13 – 12||26 – 17||6 – 4||L 1|
|Texas||75||59||.560||1||42 – 25||33 – 34||14 – 11||18 – 9||21 – 15||3 – 7||L 2|
|LA Angels||64||71||.474||12.5||32 – 33||32 – 38||13 – 13||14 – 8||18 – 23||3 – 7||L 1|
|Oakland||40||95||.296||36.5||21 – 45||19 – 50||7 – 22||11 – 14||8 – 30||5 – 5||W 1|
|Atlanta||89||45||.664||–||44 – 22||45 – 23||27 – 8||16 – 6||20 – 11||9 – 1||W 5|
|Philadelphia||74||60||.552||15||41 – 26||33 – 34||16 – 19||14 – 9||16 – 14||7 – 3||L 2|
|Miami||68||67||.504||21.5||38 – 31||30 – 36||17 – 21||13 – 10||12 – 16||4 – 6||W 2|
|NY Mets||62||73||.459||27.5||34 – 32||28 – 41||18 – 19||12 – 17||15 – 13||4 – 6||W 2|
|Washington||62||74||.456||28||29 – 38||33 – 36||15 – 26||12 – 14||14 – 14||4 – 6||L 3|
|Milwaukee||75||59||.560||–||39 – 27||36 – 32||11 – 9||25 – 14||13 – 19||8 – 2||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||72||63||.533||3.5||37 – 31||35 – 32||11 – 17||27 – 17||9 – 8||7 – 3||L 1|
|Cincinnati||70||67||.511||6.5||32 – 35||38 – 32||13 – 16||17 – 24||18 – 14||4 – 6||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||62||73||.459||13.5||32 – 36||30 – 37||10 – 10||18 – 23||16 – 15||6 – 4||W 4|
|St. Louis||58||77||.430||17.5||30 – 39||28 – 38||11 – 15||14 – 23||12 – 17||3 – 7||L 1|
|LA Dodgers||83||51||.619||–||46 – 23||37 – 28||13 – 10||19 – 14||26 – 12||7 – 3||L 2|
|Arizona||70||65||.519||13.5||36 – 32||34 – 33||13 – 15||14 – 11||25 – 22||6 – 4||W 1|
|San Francisco||70||65||.519||13.5||38 – 31||32 – 34||13 – 18||20 – 10||19 – 12||5 – 5||L 1|
|San Diego||63||73||.463||21||36 – 34||27 – 39||15 – 14||9 – 20||18 – 23||3 – 7||W 1|
|Colorado||49||85||.366||34||28 – 37||21 – 48||14 – 20||11 – 13||8 – 27||1 – 9||L 4|
*****TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY*****
1880 At Strawberry Hill, located on the shores of Nantasket Beach in Hull, Massachusetts, the first baseball game played at night takes place under artificial light with teams made up of employees from the retail competitors of Jordan Marsh and R.H. White. The contest, illuminated by lights placed on three wooden towers erected five hundred feet apart by the Northern Electric Light Company, supplying the brightness of 90,000 candles, ends in a poorly played 16-16 tie when the players need to catch the last ferry back to Boston.
1920 Warren G. Harding, who will serve as the next president of the United States, throws three pitches for the Kerrigan Tailors, a semi-pro team, in an exhibition game against the Cubs. The contest, in which the Giants, Reds, and Indians declined to participate, was arranged in the presidential candidate’s hometown to make him more appealing to the voters.
1929 In the first game of a holiday doubleheader, Senator shortstop Joe Cronin completes the third cycle in franchise history, collecting five hits in the team’s 10-7 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. In 1940, the 33-year-old infielder will accomplish the feat for the Red Sox against the Tigers at Briggs Stadium.
1932 In his final major league appearance, 20-year-old Lew Krausse Sr. shuts out the Red Sox in the nightcap of a twin bill at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, 15-0. In 1961, 18-year-old Lew Krausse Jr., in his major league debut, blanks the Angels 4-0, giving the father-son duo back-to-back shutouts twenty-nine years apart.
1937 The first two batters for the home team, Boze Berger and Mike Kreevich, both homer off Boston right-hander Johnny Marcum, giving the White Sox a quick 2-0 lead in the Comiskey Park contest. Chicago hits two additional round-trippers in the third inning, including Berger’s second of the game and the other by Dixie Walker, accounting for all the runs in the team’s eventual 4-0 victory over the Red Sox.
1939 After Babe Dahlgren strikes out during an intentional walk, and baserunners make outs trying to steal home on successive pitches by trotting to the plate, the fans throw garbage onto the field, protesting the Yankees making deliberate outs to take advantage of the 6:30 Sunday curfew. Umpire Cal Hubbard rules the Boston crowd’s action makes it impossible to continue the Fenway Park contest and forfeits the game to New York, giving the Bronx Bombers a 9-0 ‘official’ victory.
1944 Batting cleanup for the Dodgers, Dixie Walker completes a cycle when he hits a sixth-inning double off Rube Fischer in the team’s 8-4 win over the Giants. The Brooklyn right fielder’s four RBIs prove to be the difference in the Ebbets Field’s contest.
1952 In his major league debut, Washington’s Miguel Fornieles tosses a one-hitter, beating the visiting A’s at Griffith Stadium, 5-0. The Senators’ 20-year-old rookie right-hander, traded to the White Sox in the offseason for Chuck Stobbs, finishes the season with a 2-2 record and posts an ERA of 1.37 in four games.
1955 In the second inning of the Cubs’ 12-2 rout of St. Louis at Wrigley Field, Ernie Banks sets the record for home runs hit by a shortstop when he hits a two-run, two-out shot off Redbird southpaw Paul LaPalme for his 40th round-tripper. ‘Mr. Cub’ will extend the mark to 44 homers this season and boosts the total to 48 in 1958.
1957 At Wrigley Field, the Braves sweep the Cubs, 23-10 and 4-0. In the opener, Frank Torre crosses the plate in the first, second, third, fourth, sixth, and ninth innings, tying a major league record by scoring six times in one game.
1960 Ted Williams homers off Senator right-hander Don Lee at Fenway Park in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’s 5-1 victory over Washington. As a rookie in 1939, the Boston outfielder also went deep off Lee’s dad, Thornton.
1962 Stan Musial, with a ninth-inning pinch-hit single in the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss to New York at Busch Stadium, moves past Tris Speaker on the all-time hits list into second place with his 3,516th hit. ‘Stan the Man’, who will finish his career with 3630, will remain far behind Ty Cobb’s total of 4191, eventually surpassed by Pete Rose (4256) and Hank Aaron (3771).
1965 During a pregame ceremony at Shea Stadium, the Mets retire Casey Stengel’s uniform number 37. The team’s first manager, who decided to retire shortly after fracturing his hip at the end of July, compiled a 175-404 record with the expansion team, never finishing higher than in last place.
1965 In anticipation of the team’s move to Anaheim next year, owner Gene Autry announces the Los Angeles Angels will now be known as the California Angels effective today, becoming the second major league team named after an entire state. The first to change its moniker during the season, the franchise eventually uses a logo incorporating an image of the Golden State and the team’s iconic halo.
1965 Cubs’ first baseman Ernie Banks hits his 400th career home run, a three-run round-tripper off Cardinal hurler Curt Simmons in the third inning, helping Chicago defeat St. Louis at Wrigley Field, 5-3. Mr. Cub will finish his 19-year career with 512 home runs, including 277 home runs stroked as a shortstop, the record at the time of his retirement.
1969 Willie Davis, with his sixth-inning double in the team’s 5-4 loss to New York at Dodger Stadium, breaks a 53-year-old franchise record by hitting safely in thirty consecutive games. The LA outfielder surpasses the streak established by Zack Wheat in 1916 when the team played in Brooklyn.
1971 Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slam when Dodger second baseman Jim Lefebvre and right fielder Bill Buckner collide, trying to make the fifth inning catch. The 200-foot dropped bloop contributes to the Astros’ 9-3 victory over LA at the Astrodome.
1972 Coming to bat in the top of the eighth inning trailing 8-0, the Mets score seven runs and add another four tallies in the ninth to stun the Astros, 11-8. The come-from-behind victory is the Amazins’ biggest comeback in franchise history.
1972 With his 2,971st hit in a Pirates uniform, Roberto Clemente breaks Honus Wagner’s record for the most hits in the franchise’s history. The historic blow is a three-run homer off San Francisco hurler Sam McDowell in the bottom of the fourth inning in an eventual 6-3 victory for the Bucs at Three Rivers Stadium.
1972 In his major league debut, Doug Rau throws a three-hitter, beating the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, 5-1. The 23-year-old Dodger southpaw, who will compile a respectable 81-60 record, helps his cause with a triple in his first big-league at-bat but never hits another three-bagger during a nine-year career.
1972 In his first major league appearance, Dave Downs throws a complete-game shutout, blanking the Braves, 3-0, in the nightcap of a twin bill at Atlanta Stadium. The 20-year-old Phillies’ right-hander will never win another major league game when he develops a sore arm caused by tendonitis.
1972 After retiring twenty-six consecutive batters, Cubs starter Milt Pappas walks pinch-hitter Larry Stahl on a 3-2 pitch, losing a bid for a perfect game. ‘Gimpy’ retires the next batter, Gary Jestadt, to preserve his 8-0 no-hitter against the Padres at Wrigley Field.
1973 After three stormy seasons with the team, the Tigers fire Billy Martin on the last day of his three-day suspension for ordering pitchers to throw spitballs. Jim Campbell, the team’s general manager, announces the dismissal was made “for the good of the organization,” citing the recent incident being a contributing factor but not the sole reason for releasing his manager.
1975 Johnny LeMaster becomes the second player to hit an inside-the-park home run in his first major league at-bat, dashing around the bases on a fourth-inning pitch thrown by Don Sutton in the Giants’ 7-3 win over LA at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco shortstop joins Luke Stuart, who accomplished the feat at the Polo Grounds while playing for the 1921 Browns.
1985 In his first major league at-bat, A’s pinch-hitter Jose Canseco strikes out in the ninth inning facing right-handed reliever Ken Dixon in the team’s 12-4 loss to the Orioles at Memorial Stadium. During his 17 seasons in the major leagues, the 21-year-old slugger will strike out 1,942 times en route to hitting 462 home runs.
1986 The Astros and Cubs use a major league record 53 players in the game. Billy Hatcher’s home run off Greg Maddux in the top of the 18th inning is the difference in Houston’s 8-7 victory at Wrigley Field.
1987 Kevin Bass becomes the first National Leaguer to homer from both sides of the plate twice in one season when he goes deep twice in the Astros’ 10-1 rout of the Cubs at the Astrodome. The Houston right fielder also accomplished the last month against San Francisco.
1990 Dave Stieb pitches the major league record ninth no-hitter of the season, beating the Indians 3-0. Previously, the Blue Jay right-hander had lost three no-hit bids after getting the first two outs in the ninth inning.
1993 In their 62nd home game, the Rockies draw a crowd of 47,699 to surpass the 1982 Dodgers, attracting 3,617,863 fans to Denver’s Mile High Stadium to set a new National League single-season attendance record. The expansion club will also break the 1992 Blue Jays’ major league mark of 4,028,318 before the end of the season.
1996 After his operation in May to remove an aneurysm in his pitching arm, David Cone makes a dramatic return to the mound when he hurls seven innings of no-hit ball. Mariano Rivera gives up the opponent’s only hit, a one-out infield single in the ninth inning to Jose Herrera, in the Yankees’ 5-0 victory over the A’s at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
1996 Mike Greenwell beats the Mariners single-handedly, driving in all nine runs in the Red Sox’ 9-8 victory over Seattle. Having already collected a double, home run, and a grand slam, the Boston right fielder knocks in the decisive run with a 10th-inning single in the Kingdome contest.
1998 At Pro Player Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire hits his 58th and 59th home runs, surpassing Jimmie Foxx’s 58 for the A’s in 1932, and Hank Greenberg, who also accomplished the feat six years later with the Tigers. The St. Louis slugger will finish the year with 70 homers, far surpassing the single-season mark of 61, established in 1961 by Yankee right fielder Roger Maris.
1998 Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits his 56th homer of the season, tying the franchise record established in 1930 by Hack Wilson. The right fielder’s solo round-tripper in the sixth inning of the Wrigley Field contest off Jason Bere contributes to Chicago’s 4-2 victory over Cincinnati.
1998 Nomar Garciaparra hits a ninth-inning grand slam, giving the Red Sox a 7-3 walk-off win over the Mariners at Fenway Park. The 25-year-old shortstop becomes one of only five players to hit 30 homers in each of his first two seasons, joining Rudy York (1937-38 Tigers), Ron Kittle (1983-84 White Sox), Jose Canseco (1986-87 A’s), and Mark McGwire (1987-88 A’s).
1998 Cardinals starter Kent Mercker hits a grand slam en route to picking up the win in the Redbirds’ 14-4 rout of the Marlins at Dolphin Stadium. The fourth-inning round-tripper off Jesus Sanchez will be the only career homer the St. Louis southpaw will hit in his 18-year tenure in the major leagues.
1999 Cal Ripken, Jr. sets off a very enthusiastic ovation at Camden Yards when he becomes the 29th major leaguer to hit 400 career home runs. The Oriole third baseman connects for a three-run blast with two outs off right-hander Rolando Arrojo in the third inning of the Birds’ 11-6 victory over Tampa Bay.
2000 Elvis Pena becomes the first person named Elvis to appear in a major league game. The 23-year-old Dominican infielder, in his debut for the Rockies, strikes out swinging as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Colorado’s 8-3 loss to Milwaukee at Coors Field.
2001 Carl Everett, pinch-hitting, singles in the bottom of the ninth with two outs and strikes, spoiling Mike Mussina’s bid for a perfect game against the Red Sox. The Yankee right-hander retires the next batter for his fourth career one-hitter, a 1-0 victory.
2001 For the first time in major league history, four games end with only one run scoring in the contest. The Yankees, Padres, Astros, and Blue Jays beat their respective opponents, Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Brewers, and Tigers, 1-0.
2002 In the top of the ninth inning, Diamondback first baseman Mark Grace hurls an inning of relief with the team trailing the Dodgers, 18-0. The All-Star infielder retires three of the four batters he faces in the Bank One Ballpark, yielding a two-out home run to David Ross.
2003 To make the perception of a younger and hipper team, the Blue Jays unveiled their fourth logo in its 27-year history. The new look for the 2004 season adds black and silver trimming to a newly stylized bird while eliminating the red maple leaf backdrop and the word Blue.
2006 At Tropicana Field, the Devil Rays’ second triple play in franchise history is the first-ever in which the ball never touches the bat. The 2-6-2 triple killing against the Mariners occurs when Raul Ibanez strikes out on a full count (1), with Adrian Beltre tagged out attempting to steal second (2) and shortstop Ben Zobrist returning the ball to catcher Dioner Navarro, nailing Jose Lopez trying to score from third (3).
2006 Joining Jeremy Hermida (Marlins, 2005) and Bill Duggleby (Phillies, 1898), Kevin Kouzmanoff becomes the third player in major league history to hit a grand slam in his first career at-bat. The Indians’ 25-year-old DH, filling in for the injured Travis Hafner, who hit six bases-juiced homers this season, tying a major league record, is the first person to accomplish the feat on the first pitch he ever sees in the big leagues.
2008 New York starter Jonathon Niese, born on the day the Mets won their last World Championship, makes his major league debut against the Brewers in Miller Park. On his second pitch of the game, the 21-year-old southpaw gives up a home run to Rickie Weeks, making him the first rookie in franchise history to yield a home run to the first batter he faces in his career.
2012 Nineteen-year and 95-day-old second baseman Jurickson Profar becomes the sixth Ranger to launch a major league career with a home run, going deep off Indians’ starter Zach McAllister in the team’s 8-3 victory at Progressive Field. The Texas second baseman becomes the third teenager to accomplish the feat, following Whitey Lockman (1945 Giants -18y/345d) and Ted Tappe (1950 Cardinals – 19y/224d).
2017 In their return to Minute Maid Park, the Astros sweep a doubleheader from the Mets, 12-8 and 4-1, having played their last home series at the Rays’ Tropicana Field. Extreme flooding in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey necessitated a change of venue for the eventual World Champs.
*****BASEBALL HALL OF FAME******
George “Mule” Suttles was almost lost to history.
As noted in a Tuscaloosa News article following his 2006 induction in the Baseball Hall of Fame, “He was born at the start of a century that’s passed in a town that no longer exists. He played for teams that have long since folded, in leagues that closed up shop more than 50 years ago.”
Even so, the reputation of Mule Suttles was sufficient to ensure his name would not be forgotten.
“He didn’t get the ballyhoo that Satchel and Josh got,” said teammate Squire Moore. “They were the ones who it seemed all the sports writers put the praise on. Mule Suttles was a powerful hitter. I can’t fathom why he didn’t get the publicity they got. He was a laid-back person. He didn’t do much talking. He wasn’t the boastful type. Sometimes the better players get overlooked.”
Born March 31, 1901, in Edgewater, Ala., Suttles – a slugging first baseman and outfielder – had a playing career that lasted almost the entire golden era of Negro Leagues baseball, from 1921 to 1944. He starred with some of the great squads of segregated baseball, including the Newark Eagles, Chicago American Giants and the Birmingham Black Barons.
He topped the .300 mark in 12 full seasons and was particularly known for his power. According to Moore, fans and opponents would gather to watch him at batting practice.
“They’d come out to see him hit the ball. I can tell you he was a great hitter. He was known for his power. He could really hit the ball a long way. In batting practice, he hit some tape-measure balls. He could really hit it for distance.”
His skills were so noted by his contemporaries that he was selected to play in five East-West Classic All-Star Games, where in 1933 he knocked the first home run ever hit in the event.
In addition to his baseball skills, Suttles was also known as a good teammate, often serving as a father figure to the younger players.
“We always wondered why Uncle George was never mentioned,” said his niece Merriett Burley who accepted his plaque during the 2006 Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown. “They always mentioned Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson and Cool Papa Bell, but they never mentioned Uncle George. We’re now saying he’s getting his just rewards.”
Suttles passed away on July 9, 1966.
September 2, 1936 – The 3rd Chicago Charities College All-Star game pitted the defending NFL champion Detroit Lions against the best players from the College ranks. The Lions had defeated the NY Giants in the 1935 Title game, only the third time the game was played in the fairly new league’s history, by the score of 26-7. The game against the upstart college players however was a much tougher matchup as they ended the exhibition game in a 7-7 tie. The 76,000 in paid attendance at Soldier Field watched a defensive thriller.
September 2, 1966 – The Miami Dolphins play their very first game ever against the Oakland Raiders in front of 26,776 fans at the Orange Bowl. Joe Auer starts the franchise off right by returning the opening kick 95 yards for a Miami touchdown. The Raiders would come back to defeat the Dolphins however 23-14. The Dolphins had a rough inaugural season only compiling a record of 3-11 under Head Coach George Wilson. Their only winds that year was once against the Denver Broncos and two victories over the Houston Oilers.
HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAYS FOR SEPTEMBER 2
September 2, 1925 – Eddie Price was a former Tulane University fullback who is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame according to the National Football Foundation. He was drafted in the second round by the NY Giants in the 1950 NFL draft. In 1951 he led the entire NFL in rushing for the season. He played just six seasons in the NFL for the Giants but made the Pro Bowl 3 times!
September 2, 1948 – Terry Bradshaw was a former quarterback from Louisiana Tech that is enshrined in both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame winning four Super Bowls as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
September 2, 1960 – Leonard Smith was a defensive back from McNeese State who was born on this day. Mr. Smith was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014 per to the National Football Foundation. He was a great college corner but also had a real knack of blocking punts, field goals and point after attempt kicks. He played for the Buffalo Bills and the St Louis/Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. With the Bills he appeared in Super Bowls XXV and XXVI.
September 2, 1960 – Eric Dickerson was a former NFL rushing leader that played for the Rams, Colts, Raiders and Falcons over his very productive 11 year pro career. He played his college ball at Southern Methodist University in a very talented backfield that included Craig James and Charles Waggoner according to the National Football Foundation. He finished third in the 1979 Heisman voting behind Herschel Walker and John Elway. As a pro in just his second season he beat O.J. Simpson’s record for yards rushing in a season putting up 2,105 yards on the ground. Dickerson is also credited with be the fastest NFL rusher to reach 10,000 career yards. The prolific rusher was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the induction class of 1999.
*****INDIANA FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME*****
Played football, basketball, baseball, and also did some boxing.
Played football and basketball; won the I-Men’s Gold Medal for most tackles in 1915 and the same medal for most fumbles recovered.
Member of State Board of Education; was a Trustee of Indiana University 1940-1966; Superintendent of Schools at Muncie 1921-1931; Superintendent of Schools at South Bend 1931-1955; Athletic Director at Indiana University 1955-1961, during time when Memorial Stadium was constructed; received IU’s Z.G. Clevenger Award 1964; inducted into IU Athletic Hall of Fame 1989.
Coaching Experience: Coached at New Castle and Muncie; started football program at New Castle and coached all sports; encouraged State to begin play-offs; started first feeder system in football and basketball at Muncie and New Castle.
Professional Athletic Background: Played football with Wabash, IN, 1917-1921; organized a professional basketball team at New Castle 1917; played independent basketball and football at Redkey, Hagerstown, New Castle, and Muncie.
******NUMBERS IN SPORTS******
1 – 14 – 6 – 31 – 32 – 44 – 17 – 37
September 2, 1956 – British Ferrari driver Peter Collins unselfishly hops out and hands over his Number 1 car to retired teammate Juan Manuel Fangio during season ending Italian Grand Prix at Monza; Fangio finishes 2nd to win F1 World Drivers Championship
September 2, 1957 – Milwaukee Braves first baseman Frank Torre, Number 14 scored 6 runs to tie the MLB record;. With this offense it was not wonder that the Braves went on to rout the Chicago Cubs 23-10 that game.
September 2, 1962 – St. Louis first baseman Number 6, Stan Musial’s recorded his 3,516th hit in Cards’ 4-3 loss v NY Mets. Hitting safely here pushed Musial past Tris Speaker into 2nd place behind Ty Cobb on the MLB all-time list
September 2, 1965 – Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, Number 14 hit his MLB 400th career home run off of Curt Simmons, Number 31. This Bank’s blast propelled Chicago to a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field. You may remember Curt Simmons name from a previous post as he also gave up Willie Mays’ 400th home run in 1963.
September 2, 1966 – Joe Auer, Number 32 (a former Georgia Tech player) returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a Miami touchdown in the Dolphins’ first ever AFL regular-season game. Their opponent the Oakland Raiders went on to win the game 23-14 at the Orange Bowl in front of 26,776 fans
September 2, 1972 – Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas, Number 32 tossed a no-hit gem against the San Diego Padres line up resulting in an 8-0 Cubs win.
September 2, 1978 – New York Yankees right fielder Reggie Jackson, Number 44 hit his 20th HR of the season in a 6-2 home victory over Seattle. Mr. October was the 19th MLB player to hit 20 HR in 11 straight years
September 2, 1987 – Houston Astros outfielder Kevin Bass, Number 17 became the first National League player to switch hit home runs in a game twice in one season in the Astros 10-1 win over the Chicago Cubs
September 2, 1990 – Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Number 37, Dave Stieb threw an MLB record ninth no-hitter of the season! Pretty amazing stuff as the Jay knocked off Cleveland, 3-0
September 2, 2001 – More History at the Eouropean Grand Prix circuit. German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher, in the Number 1 car won the Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps for his record 52nd F1 Grand Prix victory
******TV SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ******
ESPN2 — Formula 1: Practice, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
ESPN2 — Formula 1: Qualifying, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
USA — NASCAR Cup Series: Practice and Qualifying, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C.
USA — NASCAR Xfinity Series: The Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C.
ABC — Virginia vs. Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn.
ACCN — N. Illinois at Boston College
BTN — Fresno St. at Purdue
CBSSN — Bowling Green at Liberty
ESPN — Arizona St. at Oklahoma
ESPNU — Louisiana Tech at SMU
FOX — Colorado at TCU
FS1 — Utah St. at Iowa
PEACOCK — East Carolina at Michigan
SECN — Ball St. at Kentucky
NFLN — Grambling St. vs. Hampton, Harrison, N.J.
PAC-12N — Portland St. at Oregon
ABC — Boise St. at Washington
ACCN — Wofford at Pittsburgh
BTN — Towson at Maryland
CBS — Ohio St. at Indiana
CBSSN — South Florida at W. Kentucky
ESPN — UMass at Auburn
FOX — Rice at Texas
FS1 — Buffalo at Wisconsin
NBC — Tennessee St. at Notre Dame
ESPNU — California at North Texas
SECN — SE Louisiana at Mississippi St.
PAC-12N — Nevada at Southern Cal
CBSSN — Washington St. at Colorado St.
ESPN — New Mexico at Texas A&M
FS1 — UTSA at Houston
NFLN — Army at Louisiana-Monroe
PAC-12N — N. Arizona at Arizona
ABC — North Carolina at South Carolina
BTN — Toledo at Illinois
CBS — Texas Tech at Wyoming
NBC — West Virginia at Penn St.
SECN — Middle Tennessee at Alabama
ACCN — Old Dominion at Virginia Tech
ESPNU — South Alabama at Tulane
FS1 — Sam Houston St. at BYU
CBSSN — Idaho St. at San Diego St.
ESPN — Coastal Carolina at UCLA
CNBC — UCI: Vuelta a España, Stage 8, Dénia to Xorret de Catí, 102 miles, Spain
GOLF — The Walker Cup: Team U.S. vs. Team Great Britain & Ireland – Team Play, St. Andrews (Old Course), Fife, Scotland
GOLF — DP World Tour: The Omega European Masters, Third Round, Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, Crans-Montana, Switzerland (Taped)
GOLF — LPGA Tour: The Portland Classic, Third Round, Columbia Edgewater Macan Course, Portland, Ore.
FS2 — Saratoga Live: From Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
MLBN — Regional Coverage: Miami at Washington OR LA Angels at Oakland
FOX — Regional Coverage: Minnesota at Texas OR Philadelphia at Milwaukee
MLBN — Regional Coverage: Atlanta at LA Dodgers OR San Francisco at San Diego (Joined in Progress)
USA — Premier League: Everton at Sheffield United
USA — Premier League: Nottingham Forest at Chelsea
NBC — Premier League: Newcastle United at Brighton & Hove Albion
ESPN2 — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Third Round, Flushing, N.Y.
ESPN2 — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Third Round, Flushing, N.Y.
TRACK AND FIELD
CNBC — IAAF World Athletics Diamond League: The Weltklasse, Zurich, Switzerland (Taped)
CNBC — PTO Tour: The Asian Open, Marina Bay, Singapore (Taped)
NBATV — Seattle at Las Vegas
Sunday, September 3
ESPN — Formula 1: The Pirelli Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
CBSSN — FIM Motocross: The MX2, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
CBSSN — FIM Motocross: The MXGP, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
FS1 — NHRA: Qualifying, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis (Taped)
NBC — FIM MotoGP: The Catalan Grand Prix, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (Taped)
NBC — NTT IndyCar Series: The Bitnile.com Grand Prix of Portland, Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore.
FOX — NHRA: The Funny Car NHRA All-Star Callout, Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park, Indianapolis
USA — NASCAR Cup Series: The Cook Out Southern 500, Playoffs – Round of 16, Darlington Raceway, Darlington, S.C.
ESPNU — AVP Chicago Gold Series: Men’s and Women’s Championships, Chicago
CBSSN — Winnipeg at Saskatchewan
COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY
ACCN — James Madison at Wake Forest
CBS — Northwestern at Rutgers
ESPN — Jackson St. vs. Florida A&M, Miami
CBS — Oregon St. at San Jose St.
NFLN — Morehouse vs. Virginia Union, Canton, Ohio
ESPNU — Fort Valley St. vs. Tuskegee, Montgomery, Ala.
ABC — LSU vs. Florida St., Orlando, Fla.
COLLEGE SOCCER (WOMEN’S)
BTN — Notre Dame at Michigan St.
ACCN — Arkansas at North Carolina
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S)
ACCN — Kentucky at Pittsburgh
ESPNU — Minnesota at Florida
ESPN2 — Stanford at Texas
CNBC — UCI: Vuelta a España, Stage 9, Cartagena to Collado de la Cruz de Caravaca, 114 miles, Spain
FIBA BASKETBALL (MEN’S)
ESPN2 — FIBA World Cup: Lithuania vs. U.S., Second Round, Manila, Philippines
GOLF — The Walker Cup: Team U.S. vs. Team Great Britain & Ireland – Team Play, St. Andrews (Old Course), Fife, Scotland
GOLF — DP World Tour: The Omega European Masters, Final Round, Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club, Crans-Montana, Switzerland (Taped)
GOLF — LPGA Tour: The Portland Classic, Final Round, Columbia Edgewater Macan Course, Portland, Ore.
FS2 — Saratoga Live: From Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
FS1 — Saratoga Live: From Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
FS2 — Saratoga Live: From Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
PEACOCK — Philadelphia at Milwaukee
MLBN — Regional Coverage: Seattle at NY Mets OR Miami at Washington
MLBN — Regional Coverage: Atlanta at LA Dodgers OR San Francisco at San Diego (Joined in Progress)
ESPN — NY Yankees at Houston
CBSSN — SPFL Premiership: Celtic at Rangers
USA — Premier League: Aston Villa at Liverpool
NBC — Premier League: Manchester United at Arsenal
CBSSN — Serie A: Fiorentina at Inter Milan
FS1 — MLS: NY Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union
CBSSN — NWSL: Chicago at Washington
ESPN — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Round of 16, Flushing, N.Y.
ABC — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Round of 16, Flushing, N.Y.
ESPN2 — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Round of 16, Flushing, N.Y.
ESPN2 — ATP/WTA: The U.S. Open, Round of 16, Flushing, N.Y.
TRACK AND FIELD
CNBC — IAAF World Athletics Diamond League: The Wanda Diamond League Xiamen, Xiamen, China (Taped)
ESPN2 — New York at Chicago
NBATV — Phoenix at Minnesota