HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
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HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER
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HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
CHICAGO CUBS 5 TORONTO 4
MIAMI 3 NY YANKEES 1
MINNESOTA 8 PHILADELPHIA 1
WASHINGTON 3 OAKLAND 2
ST. LOUIS 5 KANSAS CITY 4
MILWAUKEE 3 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2
TEXAS 9 SAN FRANCISCO 3
DETROIT 6 BOSTON 2
TAMPA BAY 6 CLEVELAND 5
HOUSTON 11 LA ANGELS 3
BALTIMORE 1 SEATTLE 0 (10)
ATLANTA 21 NY METS 3
ATLANTA 6 NY METS 0
ARIZONA 3 SAN DIEGO 0
LA DODGERS 4 COLORADO 1
CINCINNATI AT PITTSBURGH POSTPONED
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BUFFALO 23 INDIANAPOLIS 19
CHICAGO 23 TENNESSEE 17
NY JETS 27 CAROLINA 0
JACKSONVILLE 28 DALLAS 23
BALTIMORE 20 PHILADELPHIA 19
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 34 LOS ANGELES RAMS 17
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 3 NASHVILLE 2
LANSING 10 FORT WAYNE 1
SOUTH BEND AT LAKE COUNTY CANCELED
LOS ANGELES 85 ATLANTA 74
DALLAS 91 CONNECTICUT 81
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 1
|BOYLE COUNTY (KY.)||AT||GIBSON SOUTHERN||6:00 PM|
|CENTER GROVE||VS.||ST. EDWARD (OHIO)||12:05 AM|
|SOUTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL||AT||PHALEN ACADEMY||5:00 PM|
BIG 10 WEEKLY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA
MARYLAND VS. CHARLOTTE
PENN STATE VS. DELAWARE
MINNESOTA VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS AT KANSAS
INDIANA VS. INDIANA STATE
IOWA AT IOWA STATE
NEBRASKA AT COLORADO
PURDUE AT VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. RICHMOND
RUTGERS VS. TEMPLE
MICHIGAN VS. UNLV
NORTHWESTERN VS. UTEP
WISCONSIN AT WASHINGTON STATE
OHIO STATE VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. BOWLING GREEN
WISCONSIN VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
INDIANA VS. LOUISVILLE (IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
MINNESOTA AT NORTH CAROLINA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN AT DUKE
ILLINOIS VS. PENN STATE
PURDUE VS. SYRACUSE
MARYLAND VS. VIRGINIA
RUTGERS VS. VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. WASHINGTON
IOWA VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. WESTERN KENTUCKY
INDIANA VS. AKRON
ILLINOIS VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC
PENN STATE VS. IOWA
NEBRASKA VS. LOUISIANA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MARYLAND
NORTHWESTERN VS. MINNESOTA
OHIO STATE AT NOTRE DAME
MICHIGAN VS. RUTGERS
PURDUE VS. WISCONSIN
PURDUE VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. INDIANA
MINNESOTA VS. LOUISIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
NORTHWESTERN VS. PENN STATE
RUTGERS VS. WAGNER
NORTHWESTERN VS. HOWARD
OHIO STATE VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS VS. NEBRASKA
IOWA VS. PURDUE
WISCONSIN VS. RUTGERS
MARYLAND VS. ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN VS. INDIANA
WISCONSIN VS. IOWA
RUTGERS VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. OHIO STATE
PENN STATE VS. UMASS
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MINNESOTA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHWESTERN
OHIO STATE VS. PENN STATE
INDIANA VS. RUTGERS
ILLINOIS VS. WISCONSIN
PENN STATE VS. INDIANA
NORTHWESTERN VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
WISCONSIN VS. OHIO STATE
NEBRASKA VS. PURDUE
MINNESOTA VS. ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN VS. IOWA (IN CHICAGO, IL)
MICHIGAN STATE VS. NEBRASKA
RUTGERS VS. OHIO STATE
MARYLAND VS. PENN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. PURDUE
INDIANA VS. WISCONSIN
ILLINOIS VS. INDIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MARYLAND
PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NORTHWESTERN
IOWA VS. RUTGERS
IOWA VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. MICHIGAN
INDIANA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
OHIO STATE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NEBRASKA
NORTHWESTERN VS. PURDUE
PENN STATE VS. RUTGERS
NEBRASKA VS. IOWA
FRIDAY, NOV. 24
PURDUE VS. INDIANA
RUTGERS VS. MARYLAND
ILLINOIS VS. NORTHWESTERN
MICHIGAN VS. OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN STATE VS. PENN STATE
MINNESOTA VS. WISCONSIN
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, AUG. 26
NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (DUBLIN, IRELAND) | 2:30 P.M. | NBC
MERCER VS. NORTH ALABAMA (MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
JACKSONVILLE STATE VS. UTEP | 5:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. UMASS | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. OHIO | 7 P.M. | FS1
VANDERBILT VS. HAWAI’I | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
JACKSON STATE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (ATLANTA, GEORGIA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
USC VS. SAN JOSE STATE | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
LOUISIANA TECH VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WAKE FOREST VS. ELON | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UCF VS. KENT STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
GEORGIA STATE VS. RHODE ISLAND | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN VS. NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA | 8 P.M. | FOX
MISSOURI VS. SOUTH DAKOTA | 8 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UTAH VS. FLORIDA | 8 P.M. | ESPN
TULSA VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UAB VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE VS. SOUTHERN UTAH | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. HOWARD | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | FS1
MIAMI (FLA.) VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH VS. LOUISVILLE (MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
KANSAS VS. MISSOURI STATE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
HAWAI’I VS. STANFORD | 11 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
KENTUCKY VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LIBERTY VS. BOWLING GREEN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU VS. LOUISIANA TECH | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
TENNESSEE VS. VIRGINIA (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) | 12 P.M. | ABC
TCU VS. COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA VS. ARKANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. MERCER | 2 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
IOWA STATE VS. UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TEMPLE VS. AKRON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO VS. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AIR FORCE VS. ROBERT MORRIS | 2 P.M. | ALTITUDE SPORTS
OREGON VS. PORTLAND STATE | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
AUBURN VS. UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
WASHINGTON VS. BOISE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NOTRE DAME VS. TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT VS. WOFFORD | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CINCINNATI VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS VS. RICE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. GARDNER-WEBB | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. WESTERN CAROLINA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS VS. CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE VS. COLGATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
GEORGIA VS. UT MARTIN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. MONMOUTH | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. THE CITADEL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON VS. BUCKNELL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL VS. ALBANY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. MAINE | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. NEVADA | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TEXAS A&M VS. NEW MEXICO | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UL MONROE VS. ARMY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
VANDERBILT VS. ALABAMA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
COLORADO STATE VS. WASHINGTON STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON VS. UTSA | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS STATE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OKLAHOMA STATE VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. NORTH CAROLINA (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
WYOMING VS. TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
LOUISIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH VS. OLD DOMINION | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TULANE VS. SOUTH ALABAMA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
UTEP VS. UIW | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BYU VS. SAM HOUSTON | 10:15 P.M. | FS1
UCLA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. IDAHO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | CBS
SAN JOSE STATE VS. OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
FLORIDA STATE VS. LSU (ORLANDO, FLORIDA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
MONDAY, SEPT. 4
DUKE VS. CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
KANSAS CITY AT NEW ORLEANS, 1:00
SAN FRANCISCO AT LAS VEGAS, 4:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
CLEVELAND AT PHILADELPHIA, 7:30
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
CAROLINA AT N.Y. GIANTS, 7:00
CINCINNATI AT ATLANTA, 7:30
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
JACKSONVILLE AT DETROIT, 1:00
MIAMI AT HOUSTON, 4:00
BUFFALO AT PITTSBURGH, 6:30
CHICAGO AT INDIANAPOLIS, 7:00
TAMPA BAY AT N.Y. JETS, 7:30
KANSAS CITY AT ARIZONA, 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT GREEN BAY, 8:00
TENNESSEE AT MINNESOTA, 8:00
DENVER AT SAN FRANCISCO, 8:30
LAS VEGAS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
DALLAS AT SEATTLE, 10:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
NEW ORLEANS AT L.A. CHARGERS, 7:05
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
BALTIMORE AT WASHINGTON (ESPN), 8:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA, 7:30
INDIANAPOLIS AT PHILADELPHIA (PRIME VIDEO), 8:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
DETROIT AT CAROLINA (CBS), 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT TENNESSEE, 8:15
L.A. CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
BUFFALO AT CHICAGO, 1:00
SEATTLE AT GREEN BAY, 1:00
CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY, 1:00
ARIZONA AT MINNESOTA, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT N.Y. GIANTS, 6:00
CINCINNATI AT WASHINGTON, 6:05
MIAMI AT JACKSONVILLE, 7:00
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
LAS VEGAS AT DALLAS, 8:00
L.A. RAMS AT DENVER, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
HOUSTON AT NEW ORLEANS (FOX), 8:00
WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
TOP NATIONAL RELEASES/HEADLINES
DAMAR HAMLIN MAKES AN EARLY IMPACT IN RETURNING TO FIELD IN BILLS’ PRESEASON GAME AGAINST COLTS
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Damar Hamlin reached another major milestone in his return to football by suiting up for Buffalo’s preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.
It didn’t take very long for the Bills safety to make an impact in his first appearance in a competitive setting since going into cardiac arrest and needing to be resuscitated on the field during a game at Cincinnati on Jan. 2.
On his fourth defensive snap, Hamlin crashed the line and brought down running back Evan Hull for no gain in preventing the Colts from converting a fourth-and-1 at the Buffalo 40. Hamlin was initially credited with an assist on the tackle, before being awarded a solo tackle in a game the Bills went on to win 23-19.
On Buffalo’s next defensive series, Hamlin made tackles on back-to-back plays, with a cheer going up from the crowd each time his name was mentioned.
Hamlin was part of Buffalo’s kickoff coverage unit following James Cook’s 8-yard TD run 3:22 into the game.
Overall, Hamlin appeared in two-plus defensive series overlapping the first and second quarters, and was credited with three tackles. He spent the second half watching from the sideline in his pads while wearing running shoes.
What seemed unfathomable in those frightening first moments, and the nine-day stay in two hospitals that followed, has approached reality for the 25-year-old Hamlin, who announced in April that he planned to resume his playing career after being medically cleared to return.
Since then, the Bills have eased Hamlin back on the field, starting with him taking part in individual drills in May, followed by team drills a week later. Two weeks ago, the third-year safety took another major step by experiencing his first thud of a hit in the Bills’ first full-padded practice of training camp.
“I made the choice to play. But I’m processing a thousand emotions. I’m not afraid to say that it crosses my mind of being a little scared here and there,” Hamlin said at the time. “My faith is stronger than any fear. That’s what I want to preach up here. And that’s the message I want to spread on to the world that as long as your faith is stronger than your fear, you can get through anything.”
Hamlin said it was too early to look ahead to the preseason because he wanted to stay in the moment.
Hamlin’s return was briefly placed on hold because of a thunderstorm rolling through the region about 75 minutes before kickoff. Players returned to the field to conduct their pregame warmup after about a half-hour delay.
Hamlin was fully dressed in uniform and pads, and had his helmet on when taking the field with his fellow defensive backs.
Earlier, the NFL posted a brief video of Hamlin’s arrival at the stadium on its social media account with the message saying, “Welcome back, HamlinIsland.”
In the video, Hamlin flashes his familiar heart sign and puts out three fingers to signify his jersey number as he entered the tunnel.
During pregame warmups, Hamlin exchanged a hug with Bills receiver Stefon Diggs.
And Hamlin had rooting support on the opposite sideline.
Receiver Isaiah McKenzie, who signed with the Colts this offseason after spending the previous four-plus years in Buffalo, has already arranged to exchange jerseys with Hamlin following the game.
After two more preseason games, Hamlin’s next hurdle will come on Aug. 29, when the Bills make their final cuts to establish their regular-season roster.
Hamlin has displayed no signs of a setback or hesitation during training camp in seeking to re-secure one of the backup spots behind returning starters Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.
NFL ROUNDUP: DAMAR HAMLIN RETURNS AS BILLS GET PAST COLTS
Safety Damar Hamlin recorded three tackles in his first game since going into cardiac arrest earlier this year, helping the Buffalo Bills to a 23-19 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday in a preseason game in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Hamlin entered Saturday’s game on the second defensive series for the Bills. It was a moment the Bills and a nationally televised audience thought might never happen as they watched Hamlin go down, and then be revived by medical staff on the field on Jan. 2 in Cincinnati.
One of Hamlin’s highlights on Saturday came at 7:42 in the second quarter when he stopped rookie running back Evan Hull on a fourth-and-1 play at the Buffalo 40 for no gain to force a turnover on downs.
Anthony Richardson, the fourth overall pick of the 2023 NFL Draft, completed 7 of 12 passes for 67 yards with an interception for the Colts. Gardner Minshew connected on all six of his pass attempts for 72 yards.
Matt Barkley tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Tyrell Shavers for the Bills (1-0), who played without star quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs.
Jets 27, Panthers 0
New York surrendered just 165 yards of total offense to cruise past host Carolina in Charlotte, N.C.
Jimmy Moreland recorded an interception and New York’s defense sacked Matt Corral four times and Bryce Young once to help the Jets get their first win of the preseason. Carolina made zero trips to the red zone.
New York quarterback Zach Wilson completed 14 of 20 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, while backup Tim Boyle added 84 yards passing and two scores on 9-of-10 passing. Israel Abanikanda led the Jets’ rushing attack with 56 yards on 12 carries.
Jaguars 28, Cowboys 23
Third-string rookie quarterback Nathan Rourke passed for a touchdown and ran for another in the fourth quarter to rally Jacksonville past host Dallas.
Rourke threw for 153 yards on 9-of-17 passing. Trevor Lawrence started and played three series for the Jaguars, finishing 5-for-6 for 36 yards, with a touchdown and an interception.
Will Grier was 22-of-31 passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns against an interception for the Cowboys. Vaughn led the Cowboys with 50 yards rushing.
Bears 23, Titans 17
DJ Moore and Khalil Herbert each delivered long catch-and-run touchdowns on first-quarter passes from Justin Fields and host Chicago went on to defeat Tennessee.
Fields was 3-of-3 passing for 129 yards in limited action, while running back Roschon Johnson rushed 12 times for 44 yards. The Bears’ defense held the Titans scoreless in the second half, while Cairo Santos kicked three field goals as Chicago overcame a 17-14 halftime deficit.
Malik Willis was 16-of-25 passing for 189 yards and an interception for the Titans. Tennessee had four turnovers, two of them by Willis, who also lost a fumble. Julius Chestnut had 46 yards rushing on seven carries for the Titans.
BROWNS LB JACOB PHILLIPS SUFFERS SEASON-ENDING PECTORAL INJURY FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR
CLEVELAND (AP) For the second straight year, Cleveland Browns linebacker Jacob Phillips has suffered a season-ending pectoral injury.
Coach Kevin Stefanski said Phillips tore the chest muscle during Friday night’s preseason loss to the Washington Commanders. Phillips, a third-round pick in 2020 from LSU, sustained a similar injury during the 2022 regular season against Baltimore.
Stefanski said the latest injury is on the opposite side from last season.
“It’s the worst part of this game, seeing guys get injured and especially you see how hard they work,” Stefanski said. “So it hurts. I hurt for Jacob, and this is why we’re teammates and why we support each other.”
The 24-year-old Phillips went to the locker room in the third quarter Friday night. He will undergo surgery.
Phillips has shown promise when he’s been healthy. However, he’s been limited to just 20 games over the past three seasons due to injuries.
He was listed as a backup on Cleveland’s latest depth chart behind Anthony Walker Jr. and Sione Takiki, who are both coming back from season-ending injuries in 2022.
REPORT: PACKERS TE TYLER DAVIS TEARS ACL
Green Bay Packers tight end Tyler Davis tore an anterior cruciate ligament in Friday night’s preseason opener, NFL Network reported Saturday.
Davis made two receptions for nine yards against the Cincinnati Bengals, the first one for a 5-yard score in the second quarter. The injury reportedly occurred on his second reception, when Davis got up limping.
He was carted to the locker room after trainers looked at the knee.
Davis, 26, was a sixth-round pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2020 NFL Draft. He played eight games for the Jaguars in 2020, then signed with the Packers in 2021.
In 31 games (one start) in Green Bay, he’s caught eight passes for 61 yards. While he has played just 17 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, he’s been a key contributor on special teams, taking part in 81 percent of snaps.
Even without an official diagnosis after the game, Packers coach Matt LaFleur knew the injury was severe.
“Whether it’s on teams or carving out a role on our offense, he’s the consummate professional. Great teammate, great human,” LaFleur said.
“We’re going to miss him.”
Rookie Luke Musgrave is listed as the starter at tight end on the depth chart. Tucker Kraft and Austin Allen now will fight for Davis’ No. 2 tight end spot.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB ROUNDUP: BRAVES BELT 6 HRS IN 21-3 PASTING OF METS
Allan Winans tossed seven shutout innings on Saturday afternoon for the visiting Atlanta Braves, who hit six home runs while cruising to a 21-3 win over the New York Mets in the first game of a day/night doubleheader.
Major league home run leader Matt Olson hit two homers for the Braves, while Ozzie Albies hit a two-run homer and finished with six RBIs. Nicky Lopez hit the last of Atlanta’s homers and had five RBIs.
Winans (1-0), making his second career start, allowed four hits, walked two and struck out nine. Two Braves relievers — including Lopez, a middle infielder — finished the six-hitter for the Braves.
Daniel Vogelbach hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning for the Mets. Vogelbach, Jeff McNeil and Omar Narvaez all had two hits apiece. Mets starter Denyi Reyes (0-2) gave up five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings.
Braves 6, Mets 0 (Game 2)
Kevin Pillar snapped a scoreless tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning for visiting Atlanta, which beat New York to complete a doubleheader sweep.
Marcell Ozuna had two hits, including a two-run double during a three-run eighth inning. Ozzie Albies added a two-run shot an inning later. The Mets got just three runners as far as second base against Braves starter Spencer Strider (13-4), who allowed three hits while walking four and striking out six over seven innings.
Jose Quintana (0-4) took the loss after allowing one run on four hits over six innings. Brandon Nimmo had two hits for the Mets.
Marlins 3, Yankees 1
Sandy Alcantara struck out a season-high 10 batters to highlight his third complete game of 2023, lifting host Miami over New York.
Alcantara (5-10) allowed one run on five hits to secure his 12th career complete game. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner struck out the side in the eighth inning and fanned one more batter in the ninth. Luis Arraez belted a two-run homer in the first inning for Miami’s third win in its last four games.
New York’s Isiah Kiner-Falefa ripped an RBI single in the seventh inning. Gleyber Torres had a single in the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games for the Yankees, who have lost four of their last six contests.
Orioles 1, Mariners 0 (10 innings)
Ryan Mountcastle drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as Baltimore ended host Seattle’s eight-game winning streak.
Cedric Mullins started the 10th at second base as the automatic runner and stole third off Mariners reliever Andres Munoz (2-5). With one out, Mountcastle singled up the middle. Orioles closer Felix Bautista (7-2) pitched two innings and struck out four, including the side in the 10th.
On a night in which Felix Hernandez was inducted into the Mariners’ Hall of Fame, right-hander George Kirby pitched nine scoreless innings, allowing just three hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out seven. Orioles left-hander Cole Irvin, making his first start since July 7 as Baltimore switches to a six-man rotation, stymied Seattle for five innings. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out six.
Cardinals 5, Royals 4
Tommy Edman homered twice in support of six strong innings from Steven Matz as St. Louis beat host Kansas City.
The Cardinals grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second inning on Edman’s two-out, two-run home run to left-center. His 10th homer, a solo shot in the eighth inning, capped St. Louis’ scoring. Matz (4-7) allowed two runs on four hits with five strikeouts.
Cole Ragans (3-4) took his first loss in a Royals uniform. In five innings, he surrendered four runs on seven hits and four walks. He struck out five.
Diamondbacks 3, Padres 0
Zac Gallen logged six scoreless innings and Christian Walker hit his 24th home run of the season to help Arizona snap a nine-game losing streak with a shutout win over San Diego in Phoenix.
Arizona won for the first time since July 31 thanks in large part to Gallen (12-5), who scattered just four hits while walking one and striking out eight. Paul Sewald, recently acquired from the Seattle Mariners before the Aug. 1 trade deadline, allowed a leadoff single to Juan Soto in the ninth before getting three consecutive outs to earn his first save with the Diamondbacks.
Padres left-hander Rich Hill (7-12) gave up three runs on seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. He is now 1-9 with a 6.27 ERA in 14 career starts against Arizona.
Rangers 9, Giants 3
Ezequiel Duran had a sacrifice fly and a run-scoring single as part of a three-hit night as visiting Texas made it two in a row in manager Bruce Bochy’s homecoming against a former team with a victory over San Francisco.
Mitch Garver drove in three runs with three hits, and Corey Seager chipped in with two hits, three runs and two RBIs for the Rangers, who won for the 10th time in their last 11 games.
Giants starter Alex Cobb (6-4) was charged with all six runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Rays 6, Guardians 5
Randy Arozarena capped a three-run ninth inning with a walk-off RBI single to give Tampa Bay a win over Cleveland in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Josh Lowe started off the ninth with a single off closer Emmanuel Clase (1-7). Yandy Diaz, who had three hits, collected a one-out RBI double, and Brandon Lowe tied the game on a two-out infield single.
Cleveland held a 5-2 lead in the eighth inning after Kole Calhoun and Cam Gallagher each had RBI singles in the inning. Guardians starter Gavin Williams struck out 10 and allowed one run in five innings.
Astros 11, Angels 3
Kyle Tucker homered among his three hits and drove in four runs, while rookie J.P. France continued his string of quality starts with seven strong innings as host Houston walloped Los Angeles.
France (9-3) notched his seventh consecutive winning decision by limiting the Angels to two runs on four hits and one walk with five strikeouts. He has amassed four consecutive quality starts. He also has quality starts in 10 of his last 11 starts.
Tucker hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning off Angels left-hander Tyler Anderson (5-4) and added an RBI single in the fifth. Jose Altuve had three hits and three runs, and Alex Bregman added two hits, two runs and two RBIs for the Astros.
Cubs 5, Blue Jays 4
Christopher Morel hit the go-ahead double in the ninth inning and Chicago went on to defeat host Toronto.
Dansby Swanson hit a three-run home run for the Cubs, who have won the first two games of the three-game series.
Whit Merrifield hit a two-run homer for the Blue Jays, who have lost three in a row.
Tigers 6, Red Sox 2
Kerry Carpenter hit two solo home runs to help propel Detroit past host Boston.
Carpenter opened the scoring by belting a solo home run against Red Sox starter Brayan Bello to lead off the second inning. He followed with his 15th home run of the season in the eighth against Kyle Barraclough. Carpenter also homered on Friday night.
Eric Haase and Spencer Torkelson also hit solo home runs for the Tigers.
Brewers 3, White Sox 2
Brandon Woodruff pitched into the seventh inning and Tyrone Taylor keyed a go-ahead rally with a two-run double to lift Milwaukee past host Chicago.
Mark Canha walked and Andruw Monasterio singled ahead of Taylor’s game-tying, two-run double in the seventh. Taylor scored the go-ahead run on William Contreras’ single against reliever Bryan Shaw two batters later.
Woodruff (2-1) earned his first victory since April 7 behind 6 1/3 innings of two-run, four-hit ball, with one walk and five strikeouts. Yoan Moncada hit a solo home run for the White Sox.
Twins 8, Phillies 1
Joey Gallo homered twice, singled twice and drove in four runs to lift Minnesota past host Philadelphia.
Matt Wallner hit a home run, a single and knocked in two runs for the Twins, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Minnesota starter Pablo Lopez (8-6) gave up four hits and no runs with seven strikeouts and one walk in six innings.
Trea Turner stayed red hot with three hits for the Phillies, who had their three-game winning streak snapped. Philadelphia went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base. Taijuan Walker (13-5) took the loss.
Nationals 3, Athletics 2
Keibert Ruiz led off the bottom of the ninth with a game-winning home run as Washington beat visiting Oakland. His 14th homer of the season came off Lucas Erceg (2-3).
Lane Thomas tied the game with a pinch-hit, bases-loaded single before the Athletics recorded an out in the eighth inning. Yet the Nationals didn’t score again in the inning. Kyle Finnegan (6-3) worked a 1-2-3 top of the ninth, with two strikeouts.
Brent Rooker and JJ Bleday homered for the Athletics, who lost for the eighth time in their last 11 games. Rooker’s 19th homer of the season came off Nationals starter Jake Irvin and put the Athletics ahead 2-1 in the sixth inning. In 6 2/3 innings, Irvin surrendered two runs on seven hits without a walk. He struck out six.
Dodgers 4, Rockies 1
Will Smith, James Outman and Amed Rosario homered, Tony Gonsolin rebounded after his first pitch of the game was hit out of the park, and Los Angeles defeated visiting Colorado.
Enrique Hernandez had two hits, reached base three times and scored a run as the Dodgers increased their winning streak to seven games while winning 11 of their last 12.
Gonsolin (8-4) settled in to give up one run on three hits over six innings, with no walks and six strikeouts.
GUARDIANS’ STAR RAMÍREZ HAS MLB SUSPENSION FOR FIGHTING REDUCED, 3B WILL SERVE 2 GAMES IN TAMPA
(AP) — Cleveland Guardians All-Star third baseman José Ramírez had his MLB suspension for fighting with Chicago’s Tim Anderson reduced from three games to two on Saturday.
Ramírez, who knocked Anderson to the ground with a wild, well-placed punch, will serve the suspension this weekend during Cleveland’s series in Tampa Bay. Ramírez won’t play Saturday or Sunday.
“Not having him for 10 minutes isn’t fun, let alone two (games),” Guardians manager Terry Francona said before Saturday’s game with the Rays. “But I’m glad it’s two instead of three. We got the final verdict this morning.”
Anderson was suspended six games for fighting with Ramirez near second base and triggering a benches-clearing melee on Aug. 5 between the Guardians and White Sox that went on for several minutes and included several other flareups.
MLB handed out its punishment two days after the brawl, but Ramírez continued playing this week until his appeal could be heard. Anderson also appealed his suspension.
Ramírez is hitting .156 (5 or 32) in 10 games this month.
“I told him, I said ‘Hey, take a breath’ because he really didn’t get an All-Star break,” Francona said. “He went to Seattle (for the All-Star Game). Hopefully this will be really good for him, and we’ll try to make do without him, which isn’t fun.”
Gabriel Arias started at third base on Saturday.
Francona, third base coach Mike Sarbaugh and closer Emmanuel Clase were all suspended one game. Chicago manager Pedro Frifol also was suspended a game.
One of baseball’s best all-around players, Ramírez is batting .282 with 18 homers and 65 RBIs in 113 games. He’ll likely be back in Cleveland’s lineup on Tuesday, when the Guardians, who trail first-place Minnesota by 3 1/2 games in the AL Central, open a two-game series in Cincinnati.
REPORTS: ALEX PALOU BACKING OUT OF MCLAREN CONTRACT
IndyCar points leader Alex Palou will not join McLaren Racing as planned at the conclusion of the 2023 season, per multiple reports.
The Indianapolis Star reported Saturday that McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown confirmed Palou has backed out of his contract, agreed to last fall.
“I’m extremely disappointed that Alex Palou does not intend to honor his contractual obligations to race with us in IndyCar in 2024 and beyond,” Brown said, via a team statement. “That is all I have to say on the topic for the time being.”
At the same time, Palou has broken from his management team, Monaco Increase Management, which negotiated the deal with McLaren. IndyStar reported that Palou had chatted with the team earlier this week, and Palou did not discuss his plans to change course.
“Monaco Increase Management is bitterly disappointed to learn about Alex Palou’s decision to break an existing agreement with McLaren for 2024 and beyond,” the group posted on its Twitter account. “Together, we had built a relationship that we thought went beyond any contractual obligation and culminated in winning the 2021 IndyCar crown and tracing a path to F1 opportunities. Life goes on, and we wish Alex all the best for his future achievements.”
IndyStar reported that Roger Yasukawa, Palou’s former manager, is now representing him.
Palou, from Spain, leads the IndyCar standings with 513 points; Josef Newgarden stands second with 429. On the season, Palou has four wins, 11 top-five finishes and 13 in the top 10. He has eight career victories and won the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series.
The IndyCar season has four races to go, including Saturday’s Gallagher Grand Prix and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Palou, 26, currently drives the No. 10 Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing. The two sides were embroiled in a dispute in federal court over his contract after McLaren Racing announced it had signed Palou for 2024, with the case eventually heard in mediation.
Palou has told reporters he would not comment on his future until after next month’s season finale at Laguna Seca.
While Palou’s future is up in the air, IndyStar reported that “a source close to the parties’ negotiations” said the contract between McLaren and Palou had an exit clause should Palou get an offer to drive on the Formula 1 circuit in 2024.
IndyStar also reported that Chip Ganassi Racing has made Palou a “sizable seven-figure contract offer” for next year. Should he return to that team, it’s possible McLaren could seek legal action to recover the investment it already has made with Palou in terms of a contract advance and testing for his presumed future role on McLaren’s F1 team.
Palou has been an F1 reserve with McLaren this season.
GIBBS PULLS AWAY FROM XFINITY SERIES FIELD TO CLAIM 1ST WIN OF SEASON
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ty Gibbs finally figured out how to beat A.J. Allmendinger in Indianapolis.
He made it to the front during the third stage of Saturday’s Xfinity Series race – then pulled away from the recent king of road courses.
The 20-year-old drove into victory lane for the first time this season by beating Sam Mayer to the finish line by more than seven seconds Saturday and relegating Allmendinger, the defending race champ and pole winner, to third.
Gibbs has 13 career Xfinity wins.
“Definitely about time, really cool to get one here at the Brickyard,” the Joe Gibbs Racing driver said. “Awesome car, great car. The team did such a great job, this is just so special.”
Recently, Allmendinger has been virtually untouchable on Indy’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile course and has finished in the top three for three consecutive Xfinity races at Indy. Last year’s win also came from the pole.
This time, as Allmendinger raced again as his wife, Tara, was expecting the couple’s first child. He opted to race anyway – and made it pay off yet again by winning the first two stages before fading late and finishing more than 10 seconds off the pace.
He faces an even more daunting challenge Sunday, when he starts from the No. 26 spot.
But this one sure didn’t follow the familiar script.
It was red-flagged for nearly 45 minutes because of lighting, which was followed by heavy rain that saturated the track. When racing resumed a rainbow appeared near the third turn of Indy’s 2.5-mile oval and the cars were running on rain tires, which came off quickly as the track dried.
That’s when Allmendinger took control of the race, leading for 21 laps and seemingly making all the right moves as Brad Perez’s stopped car brought out another yellow flag in the second stage.
But once Gibbs moved past Allmendinger in Stage 3, it was all over as the sun set over the speedway’s front straightaway – just about an hour’s drive away from the New Castle, Indiana, track where Gibbs used to drive go-karts.
“We’ve got the Brickyard, let’s go,” Gibbs shouted before explaining what he learned from Saturday’s race. “Just go win.”
Gibbs is starting 10th on Sunday. Xfinity Series points leader John Hunter Nemechek finished 13th with four races remaining before the 12-driver playoffs begin.
SUAREZ HOLDS OFF REDDICK FOR BRICKYARD 200 POLE, VAN GISENBERG QUALIFIES 8TH
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Daniel Suarez posted the fastest lap time in Brickyard 200 qualifying Saturday, claiming his first pole since July 2019.
The Mexican driver completed Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course in 1 minute, 27.968 seconds. Tyler Reddick qualified second after posting a fast lap of 1:28.113 while Chase Elliott, the 2020 series champ, will start third.
It was a solid start for all three, each of whom started the weekend below the NASCAR playoff cutline.
Shane van Gisbergen, Suarez’s teammate with Trackhouse Racing, will start eighth Sunday after going 1:28.544. The New Zealander won his only other Cup race, on the streets of Chicago last month. He became the first driver to win in his series debut since three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford in 1963 and will try to become the first driver in NASCAR history to win his first two career starts.
William Byron owns a series high four wins this season but will start from the back of the field after being barred from Saturday’s qualifying after failing three pre-qualifying inspections Friday. Byron begins the weekend second in the standings but also will be assessed a drive-thru penalty under the green flag as a result of the failed inspections.
“It’s unfortunate and we just have to try to be as efficient as we can to start the race to try to work our way through that – not making any mistakes on the drive-thru, make sure we don’t speed on pit road or anything like that,” Byron said. “Then I think the strategy and pace of our car has been good, so we just have to work the strategy.”
Japanese driver Kamui Kobayashi, the 2021 Le Mans winner, did not advance to the final round after hitting the wall in the waning seconds of the first round of qualifications.
LUCAS GLOVER POSTS ANOTHER LOW ROUND AND LEADS FEDEX CUP OPENER BY A STROKE
Lucas Glover shot 4-under 66. He has the 54-hole lead in the FedEx St. Jude Championship. He has made only two bogeys going into the final round. Such is the state of his game that he said he needed time to think about all the good things that went right Saturday.
“Scrappy would be how I would describe that day – parts of it you could remove the ‘s.’ I got a lot out of what I had,” Glover said after building a one-shot lead over Taylor Moore.
Glover is steeped in common sense, however, and it wasn’t long before he could laugh at his state of mind.
“Three months ago if I’d have been mad at 66 – or if you told me I’d be mad at 66 – I’d say you were crazy,” he said.
Glover got enough out of his round to stay in front at steamy TPC Southwind. The irritation came from two short birdie chances he missed over the last three holes, a 4-footer at the par-5 16th and a sharp-breaking 6-footer on the final hole.
Even so, it was his sixth score of 66 or lower in his last seven rounds – 11 of his last 19 – and it put him at 14-under 196 and the man to catch on Sunday.
And there are plenty lined up for that chance.
Moore, who won his first PGA Tour title this year at the Valspar Championship, bogeyed his last hole for a 65 and was one shot behind and will play in the final group.
Tommy Fleetwood ran off three late birdies for a 66 that left him two shots behind as he goes for his first win on American soil. Max Homa (65) and Jordan Spieth (68) were three back.
“I like how I’m playing. I can’t do a whole lot more than what I’ve been doing,” Homa said. “I played three really solid rounds. Obviously, left some out there, like everybody has. I’m just going to keep doing it and see what comes of tomorrow.”
Glover was No. 112 in the FedEx Cup a week ago when he won the Wyndham Championship for his first title in two years. That moved him to No. 49 – easily among the top 70 who qualified for the PGA Tour’s postseason – and now he has a chance to wrap up a spot in the top 30 for the FedEx Cup finale depending on Sunday.
“I’m in a good spot,” Glover said. “Just iron a few things out and wake up tomorrow a little more confident than I am right now and see where we are.”
While Glover had a slim lead, he at least created a little separation. There were 16 players within four shots of the lead at the start of another steamy day in Memphis. Now, only four players are within three shots.
Rory McIlroy (68) and Patrick Cantlay (66) were in the large group at 9-under 201, just five shots back. McIlroy decided to cut an inch off a new putter he is using this week and it helped a little, but not enough to offset four bogeys that held him back.
“Overall I feel like I’ve sort of been stuck in neutral a little bit this week, and I’m still in a decent position,” McIlroy said. “Five back going into tomorrow, I feel like I could catch fire and hopefully make a run.”
Glover’s big run didn’t come out of the blue. Once he went to the long putter at the Memorial, he has been trending. He had three straight finishes in the top six, took a week off and missed a cut in his return, and then won the Wyndham Championship and is playing with confidence.
And he remains at his self-deprecating best, such as describing how he chipped in for birdie on the opening hole.
“That was a brutal shot. I had 98 yards in the fairway, downwind, with a front pin with a backstop,” he said. “In your guys’ world, I misspelled ‘the.’ … I chunked a wedge, but I made up for it in pretty flashy fashion.”
And then he rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt on No. 2 that he made look easy and after his lone bogey of the ground, holed an 8-foot birdie on the sixth.
But his expectations are such all he could think about when he finished were the two birdie chances he let get away from him. This is a product of remarkable form, sparked by his change to a long putter that has revived the career for a 43-year-old former U.S. Open champion.
For now, the goal for so many is simply getting to Chicago next week. Hideki Matsuyama at No. 57 wasted a good start. He shot 30 on the front nine, only to follow with a 40. All that work turned into a round of even par and no ground made up.
Mackenzie Hughes of Canada was in good shape until a 75 on Saturday, which projects him just outside the top 50 going into the final round. The top 50 is key because those players are assured spots in all the $20 million signature events next year.
Closer to the top, Glover figures to have his hands full.
“I think the first nine holes is just pedal to the metal because they’re coming,” he said. “Best players in the world are right behind me.”
CAM SMITH PULLS AWAY FROM PHIL MICKELSON FOR A 4-SHOT LEAD AT LIV GOLF
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) Cam Smith birdied three of his last four holes Saturday for a 4-under 67 that allowed him to pull away from Phil Mickelson and build a four-shot lead in LIV Golf-Bedminster.
Mickelson also had a 67, one of his best round of the year in the LIV Golf League considering Trump National Bedminster has not yielded low scoring this week. He was one shot behind when he bogeyed the par-3 14th and failed to birdie the par-5 15th.
Smith picked up birdies on the 15th, the par-3 16th and the par-5 18th. He was at 9-under 133, four shots clear of Mickelson and Dean Burmester, who had birdies on three of his last five holes for a 68.
Smith already has one LIV Golf victory this year. Mickelson, one of the chief recruits when the Saudi-funded league got going in 2022, is still looking for his first LIV title. His last win was the 2021 PGA Championship, when he was 50 and became golf’s oldest major champion.
“It’s been a couple years, and I would love getting back into that feeling of having a chance to win and having each shot bring that pressure about,” Mickelson said.
Smith had a double bogey early in his round and did well not to drop more shots around the middle before he picked up momentum at the end.
“I probably had to lean on my short game a little bit more than I would wish, but that’s where it kind of helps having a nicer short game,” Smith said. “When things aren’t going your way and you can grind through a round and make some good pars. You never know when the driver and the irons are going to show up and you can start making birdies.”
Bryson DeChambeau, who shot 58 in the final round at Greenbrier to win, had a 73. He was at 4-over 146, 13 shots behind. PGA champion Brooks Koepka had a 76.
Mickelson was in his best position to to win in LIV Golf this year. He is No. 45 on the points list, having not finished better than 15th in the 48-man league. His performance comes after gambler Billy Walters released an excerpt from his book that claimed Mickelson placed more than $1 billion in wagers over the last 30 years and wanted Walters to place a $400,000 bet on the 2012 Ryder Cup in which Mickelson played.
Mickelson said he has never bet on the Ryder Cup.
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BIDUNGA WILL PLAY AT KANSAS
The best high school player in Indiana has made his choice…..KANSAS. Budunga made his announcement during halftime of the Under Armour Elite 24 event live on ESPNU. Kansas beats out the like of Auburn, Duke, and Michigan his services.
“It was a tough choice for sure,” Bidunga said, before turning his back to the camera to put on a blue Kansas hat. “But after all that, I decided to commit to … Kansas.”
Bidunga averaged 17.5 points, 13.3 rebounds and 5.3 blocked shots as a sophomore, shooting 79% from the field.
As a junior, Bidunga averaged 20.2 points, 13.8 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots per game, shooting 81% from the field.
The Colts saw Anthony Richardson make steady progress throughout the first two and a half weeks of training camp leading into Saturday’s matchup with the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium. But that progress came with an acknowledgement that the Colts’ preseason games would ratchet up the development process for the 2023 No. 4 overall pick.
“Until you get in those moments,” general manager Chris Ballard said before the start of camp, “that’s where your real growth takes place.”
On Saturday, the Colts saw that real growth happen over the three series in which Richardson quarterbacked the first-team offense.
Richardson’s first possession ended when he hitched in the face of pressure from the slot, hesitated then threw high toward wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie. The pass landed in the waiting arms of Bills cornerback Dane Jackson for an interception.
Later in the afternoon, both the passer (Richardson), play-caller (head coach Shane Steichen) and intended target (McKenzie) took responsibility for the turnover. Richardson said shouldn’t have been “reckless” with the ball; Steichen said he should’ve coached the play better; McKenzie said the miscommunication that led to the interception was “on me.”
“We knew they were going to bring some pressure,” Richardson said. “To be on the same page with Isaiah and just try to manage it and find a way to make it work rather than turn the ball over – should have probably given him a better ball, first of all, instead of throwing it over his head or just should have decided to throw it out of bounds. I tried to make it work, first drive. We got to find a way to manage it and make it work instead of just turning the ball over.”
The Colts knew there would be up-and-down moments for Richardson, who on Saturday started his 14th game since his high school graduation. The interception was a down moment, no matter who bore responsibility. But in acknowledging there’d be miscues, the Colts have taken a keen interest in how Richardson would respond to them.
And on Saturday, the Colts saw Richardson respond well.
Richardson moved the chains with a five-yard scramble and nine-yard completion to wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. to begin his next possession, which ended when running back Evan Hull was stopped for no gain on a fourth-and-one carry. On his final drive, Richardson engineered a 14-play, 83-yard march downfield that ended with a field goal attempt.
Over those 14 plays, Richardson lasered a throw through traffic to tight end Kylen Granson for a 20-yard gain and completed a handful of quick throws to keep the Colts on schedule. Wide receiver Alec Pierce wasn’t able to come down with a deep ball near the end zone, and a holding penalty on tight end Pharaoh Brown wiped out an impressive run by Richardson – and the Colts’ offense wasn’t able to recover from being backed up by the latter. Kicker Matt Gay missed a field goal to close out the drive.
But Richardson ended his day – he gave way to Gardner Minshew and the second-team offense after that third drive – on a positive note.
“He bounced back,” Steichen. “It was the first drive of the game, he gets the pick there and he comes back and we started moving the ball pretty good. He had some nice touch passes. Good calm. Had some good things. Commanded the huddle, all those different things. I thought he did a nice job.”
Minshew saw the same things.
“It was great to see how he responded to that (interception),” Minshew told Colts Media’s Larra Overton. “He came back, led a couple good drives — didn’t get points but had positive plays, making good decisions. I think he’s as long as he’s doing that we’re going to be playing good ball.”
Saturday was the first marker in a critical 12-day stretch ahead of the start of the regular season: From Aug. 12-24, the Colts will play three preseason games and hold three joint practices. And the Colts came away from the start of this determining period encouraged by what Richardson can do – and how he’ll respond to it.
“For the most part I love what I saw from him and how he distributed the ball,” McKenzie told Overton. “We put some drives together and yeah we came up short with field goals and all that stuff. But it’s preseason, we’re going to get better. We like what we saw with the offense, with AR, with everybody that was part of the plays we were running downfield. It looks like it’s going to be a good season.”
LEYBA’S LONG BALL LIFTS INDIANS IN SATURDAY WIN
INDIANAPOLIS – Domingo Leyba launched his second home run in as many days as the Indianapolis Indians broke their six-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Sounds on Saturday night at Victory Field.
With one out and Canaan Smith-Njigba on second base, Leyba sparked the scoring early with his fourth home run since joining the Indians (51-60, 18-19) lineup on July 26. One inning later, Indy’s July Player of the Month Miguel Andújar roped a two-out single to score Vinny Capra as the eventual game-winning run. All three of Indianapolis’ runs came against Janson Junk (L, 6-7).
Nashville (60-51, 20-17) plated its lone run against starter Luis Ortiz (W, 4-4) on a Patrick Dorrian solo homer in the top of the fourth inning, the Sounds first hit of the game. Ortiz exited after the fifth, surrendering just three hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
The two teams were then held scoreless until the ninth inning when the Sounds attempted a comeback. With runners at the corners and two outs, Cam Devanney doubled off Travis MacGregor (S, 1) to cut the deficit to one run. Brian Navarreto stranded the winning run at second base with a pop up to first baseman Malcom Nuñez.
Major league rehabber Ji Hwan Bae, Smith-Njigba and Domingo Leyba each logged two hits for the Indians in the victory.
The Indians will look to build on Saturday’s win in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 PM ET. RHP Caleb Boushley (7-5, 4.70) will take the mound for Nashville while Indy has yet to name a starter.
INDY ELEVEN SOCCER
DIZ PE SCORES FIRST OF 2023, QUINN TALLIES 50TH CAREER ASSIST
MIAMI (Saturday, August 12, 2023) – It was another night for the history books as Indy Eleven defeated The Miami FC, 1-0, on Saturday in Miami. The victory ended a three-match win streak for Miami, the hottest team in the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference, who had only given up one goal in the stretch.
Adrian Diz Pe had the match-winning strike as he headed in a corner from Aodhan Quinn to improve the Eleven to 8-9-7 on the season. The 51st-minute game winner was the first of the season for Diz Pe who came on for Indy at the half, and the assist was the 50th career for Quinn.
Quinn is now fourth all-time time in the USL Championship for regular season assists and moved up to a tie for fourth with four players, including teammate Solomon Asante, with 103 (53G/50A) combined goals and assists. Asante reached the feat on Wednesday against Birmingham Legion FC with his third career USLC match with three assists, and now sits at 51 goals and 52 assists. Quinn and Asante are the only two players in the USL Championship who have reached the 50/50 threshold.
Miami fell to 6-10-8 with the loss and are now five points behind Indy in the playoff push. Indy also jumped FC Tulsa (29) and sit in seventh in the USLC Eastern Conference with 31 points.
The Eleven earned the 55%-45% edge in possession and outshot Miami 11-6, including 3-1 in shots on target. Jack Blake had four shots for Indy, while Stefano Pinho put a pair on target. Tim Trilk secured his second shutout of the season in as many games, tallying two saves, to bring the Eleven to eight clean sheets in 2023.
Next up, the Boys in Blue travel to El Paso Locomotive FC Saturday for a 9:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. MT kickoff on ESPN+. It is the second game of a three-match road trip. Indy returns to Carroll Stadium Aug. 26 against Loudoun United FC. Single-game tickets for all home games at IUPUI Carroll Stadium and specially-priced group tickets and an increased portfolio of hospitality options are available for purchase now via indyeleven.com/tickets or by calling 317-685-1100 during regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).
USL Championship Regular Season
The Miami FC 0:1 Indy Eleven
Saturday, August 12, 2023 – 7:00 p.m. ET
FIU Stadium – Miami
2023 USL Championship Records
The Miami FC: 6W-10L-8D (-3), 26 pts
Indy Eleven: 8W-9L-7D (2), 31 pts
IND – Adrian Diz Pe (Aodhan Quinn) 51’
MIA – Boluwatife Akinyode (caution) 12’
IND – Younes Boudadi (caution) 47’
MIA – Joaquin Rivas (caution) 62’
IND – Cam Lindley (caution) 66’
Indy Eleven line-up (4-4-2): Tim Trilk, Younes Boudadi, Callum Chapman-Page, Mechack Jerome (Adrian Diz Pe 45’), Douglas Martinez (Stefano Pinho 82’), Harrison Robledo (Solomon Asante ‘65), Aodhan Quinn, Cam Lindley, Jack Blake (Ben Reveno 90+1’), Sebastian Velazquez (Robby Dambrot 64’), Sebastian Guenzatti (captain)
Indy Subs: Cayden Crawford, Roberto Molina
The Miami FC lineup (4-3-3): Adrian Zendejas, Aedan Standley, Paco Craig, Ben Ofeimu, Mark Segbers, Ryan Tefler (Ben Mines 60’), Boluwatife Akinyode, Gabriel Cabral, Michael Salazar (Kyle Murphy 71’), Joaquin Rivas (Claudio Repetto 87’), Christian Sorto (Florian Valot 45’)
Miami Subs: Gustavo Rissi, Jake McGuire, Curtis Thorn
INDIANA FEVER BASKETBALL
GAME PREVIEW: FEVER LOOK FOR FIRST WIN IN FINAL REGULAR SEASON MATCHUP AGAINST LIBERTY ON SUNDAY
Indiana Fever vs New York Liberty
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Gainbridge Fieldhouse | 3 p.m. ET
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Pam Ward (play-by-play), Andraya Carter (analyst), Holly Rowe (reporter)
The Indiana Fever (8-22) will look for its first win against the New York Liberty (23-6) this season on Sunday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in the final contest between the two teams this regular season. Both teams enter the matchup after capturing victories the last time out, as Indiana defeated the Minnesota Lynx, 91-73, on Thursday, while New York defeated the Chicago Sky, 89-73, on Friday.
New York has won nine of its last 10 games and currently leading the league in defensive rebounds (29.8 rpg) and assists (24.1 apg), highlighted by Courtney Vandersloot’s 7.8 assists per game. The Liberty also rank second in the league in offensive output (88.1 ppg), field goal percentage (45.5 percent), free throw percentage (83.1 percent), 3-point field goal percentage (37.9 percent) and rebounds (38.3 rpg).
Indiana ranks second in the WNBA on the offensive glass still averaging 9.0 offensive rebounds per game, while New York ranks behind in third.
New York defeated the Fever in the two earlier matchups this season in New York, but a 3-pointer from Aliyah Boston at the end of regulation sent the teams to overtime in a thrilling matchup at Gainbridge Fieldhouse back on July 12. The Fever ultimately fell, 95-87, but five of Indiana’s players ended the game scoring in double-figures, led by Boston’s 23 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the floor.
Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu notched 34 points and knocked down seven 3-pointers in New York’s overtime win against the Fever. Ionescu is averaging 17.0 points per contest and ranks third in the WNBA in 3-point field goal percentage shooting 44.8 percent from beyond the arc. All-Star captain Breanna Stewart is also averaging 22.6 points per game, good for second-best in the league.
Indiana’s All-Stars, Kelsey Mitchell and Boston, have continued to lead the team averaging 17.0 points and 14.8 points respectively per contest. NaLyssa Smith, who made her return to the floor after nine games of absence on August 8, is averaging 15.1 points per game and remains third in the WNBA at 9.4 rebounds per contest. Victoria Vivians has started seven games since the overtime loss against New York and has averaged 9.1 points and 6.3 rebounds.
Erica Wheeler, who is averaging a team-leading 5.1 assists per contest, is approaching her 1,000th career assist with 994 assists entering Sunday’s matchup. In addition, Wheeler currently sits third in the all-time franchise ranks for most assists with 697 assists in a Fever uniform.
Indiana Fever (8-22)
Guard – Kelsey Mitchell (17.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 3.0 apg)
Guard – Erica Wheeler (10.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.1 apg)
Guard – Lexie Hull (4.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.1 spg)
Forward – Victoria Vivians (5.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 apg)
Center – Aliyah Boston (14.8 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.3 bpg)
New York Liberty (23-6)
Guard – Sabrina Ionescu (17.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.9 apg)
Guard – Courtney Vandersloot (10.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 7.8 apg)
Guard – Betnijah Laney (11.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.3 apg)
Forward – Breanna Stewart (22.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 1.5 bpg)
Forward – Jonquel Jones (12.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 1.2 bpg)
Game Status Report
Indiana: No injuries
New York: TBA
PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER
BOILERMAKERS DRAW FALCONS IN PRESEASON FINALE
By: Charlie Healy
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue soccer team wrapped up its preseason slate with a 2-2 draw to Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, Indiana.
A goalless first half was followed by a one-hour weather delay. After the extended intermission, the Boilermakers found the game’s first goal. The visiting Falcons evened the game at 1-1 before Purdue answered to take a 2-1 lead. However, BGSU scored the late equalizer for the 2-2 final.
Saturday was the second of two preseason contests for the Old Gold and Black ahead of the 2023 season. Following a day off on Sunday, the team will prepare for the regular-season opener on Thursday, August 17.
The Boilermakers host No. 24 UCF in the annual Boiler Gold Rush season-opener on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET at Folk Field. Admission will be free for all fans to that matchup and all regular-season home games in 2023.
BALL STATE FOOTBALL
DEFENSE AND FRESHMAN QB AMONG SCRIMMAGE HIGHLIGHTS
MUNCIE, Ind. – Operating in their first “game situation” scrimmage of the season, the Ball State football team got a strong showing from its revamped defensive line. On the offensive side of the ball, focus on consistency was the key while working through multiple personnel groups.
“It was great being out here on a Saturday afternoon when we’re going to play most of our games,” said Cardinals head coach Mike Neu. “It was hot today, just like it’s going to be in a couple weeks, so it was good to replicate those conditions and play in front of some MAC [Mid-American Conference] referees.”
“We had too many penalties, though,” Neu added. “We have a lot to learn. But that’s what today was about – develop some discipline and some consistency, and make sure that we’re not making those same mistakes when we have a real opponent on the field.”
While consistency on both sides of the ball was certainly a focus, the challenge was finding that consistency on offense while working through four quarterbacks and over a dozen receivers, all the while limiting the run game to minimize contact.
Unofficial statistics reflected 16 different pass-catchers, with 11 players grabbing at least two receptions. Oddly, none of those receivers was starting tight end Brady Hunt.
On the passing end, Layne Hatcher finished the day completing 17 of 23 passes for 133 yards. Kiael Kelly was 6-of-9 passing for 53 yards through the air. Kelly’s 63-yard run produced one of the game’s first highlights. In the second half of the scrimmage, another highlight was Kelly’s 24-yard TD strike to transfer receiver Ty Robinson on a double-reverse pass after Kelly lined up as a receiver. Later, Kelly connected with transfer running back Charlie Spegal on a 6-yard score.
The most productive passer overall was freshman Kadin Semonza from Mission Viejo, Calif., who completed 12 of 21 passes for 152 yards and three TDs. Semonza’s first throw was batted down by transfer defensive end James Makszin, but he connected with sophomore tight end Justin Morris on the next two plays resulting in a 36-yard TD. Semonza also completed his next five throws before “halftime,” to five different receivers. Among them was a 44-yard score up the middle to tight end Maximus Webster. His TD pass in the second half was a 2-yard dart to Robinson on third-and-goal.
Robinson, a junior transfer from Colorado, was the Cards’ top receiver on the day, gathering four passes for 49 yards and two scores. Returning tight end Tanner Koziol hauled in four passes for 32 yards. Koziol’s four catches all came from Hatcher, including three straight plays in the second half.
While defensive statistics were unavailable, coaching staffs on both sides of the ball praised the defensive line – responsible for at least three sacks and disruption in the midst of shuffling offenses. With Sidney Houston rushing on the edge and newcomers Makszin and Mikari Sibblis joining an already experienced unit, “the D-line did well,” said an understated defensive coordinator Tyler Stockton. “Coach [Adam] Morris has done a great job managing that group so far.”
Added co-offensive coordinator Kevin Lynch, now in his eighth year with the program, “this is the most depth I have seen on the defensive line since I’ve been here.”
Ball State resumes its practice schedule on Sunday, before an off day on Monday. Training camp continues next week before fall classes begin on campus August 21.
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WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/
FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/
IU SOUTH BEND ATHLETICS: https://iusbtitans.com/
PURDUE NORTHWEST ATHLETICS: https://pnwathletics.com/
INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx
GRACE COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/
ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/
GOSHEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/
HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index
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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1902 In an attempted double steal by the A’s at Columbia Park, the Tigers concede second base to Harry Davis, freezing Dave Fultz, the runner on third, prompting Davis to return to first base on the pitcher’s next delivery. When Davis takes off for second for the second time, he draws a throw and, in the resulting run-down, Dave Fultz scores from third, getting back to second again, given credit for one stolen base for all of his efforts during the sixth frame of Philadelphia’s 9-0 victory over Detroit.
1906 A reliever replaces John W. Taylor for the first time since June of 1901 when the Brooklyn Superbas knock him out of the game in the third inning. During the five years, the Orphans’ right-hander completed a remarkable 1,727 innings of work, including 187 consecutive complete games, finishing 15 games in relief.
1910 In a game that features each team having 38 at-bats, 13 hits, 12 assists, two errors, five strikeouts, three walks, one hit batsman, and one passed ball, the Pirates and the Superbas (later to be known as the Dodgers) play to what else – an 8-8 tie.
1913 Goober southpaw Harry Hedgpeth pitches two complete nine-inning games when he starts both ends of a Virginia League doubleheader against Richmond. The Peterburg pitcher throws a one-hitter in the Colts in the opener, 1-0, and then follows up the gem with a 10-0 no-hitter.
1926 Lou Gehrig hits two home runs off Walter Johnson in the Yankees’ 7-5 victory over the Senators at Griffith Stadium. The Iron Horse’s accomplishment marks only the second time in the Big Train’s 20-year career that the right-hander has allowed two homers in the same game to the same player.
1932 After blanking Washington for nine innings in a scoreless tie, Red Ruffing hits a solo home run in the top of the tenth. The right-hander then closes out the Senators in the bottom of the frame to preserve the Yankees’ 1-0 victory.
1947 At Sportsman’s Park, pinch-hitter Willard Brown of the Browns becomes the first black player to hit a home run in the American League. The historic homer, an inside-the-parker off future Hall of Fame hurler Hal Newhouser, helps the Browns beat the Tigers, 6-5.
1948 The Phillies set a major league record by tallying nine runs before making an out when they beat the Giants at Shibe Park, 12-7. Philadelphia sends 14 batters to the plate in the fateful first frame and scores ten times to erase an early three-run deficit easily.
1950 In the bottom of the twenty-second inning, with both starting pitchers still in the game, Don Richmond lines a single down the right-field line, plating Dick Cole to give Rochester a 3-2 victory over Jersey City at Red Wing Stadium. After yielding two unearned runs in the top of the second, Tom Poholsky hurls 20 consecutive scoreless innings for a complete-game victory, being matched until the last inning by Andy Tomasic, who also goes the distance, giving up single runs in the first two frames.
1951 Any fan who shows up with a musical instrument during the Dodgers’ Musical Depreciation Night is admitted free to the Ebbets Field contest against Boston. With an assortment of trumpets, trombones, zithers, tubas, accordions, bugles, flutes, various types of drums, violins, mandolins, assorted horns, a glockenspiel, a washboard, and a piano, 2,426 fans, which is about ten percent of the entire crowd, take advantage of the team’s unusual promotion.
1954 White Sox left-hander Jack Harshman hurls a 16-inning shutout, beating the Tigers at Comiskey Park, 1-0. Detroit’s starter, Al Aber, also goes the distance, giving up the game’s lone run when Minnie Minoso’s one-out triple to right field scores Nellie Fox, who had singled leading off in the final frame.
1963 Warren Spahn breaks Rube Waddell’s record for career strikeouts by a left-hander when he whiffs pinch-hitter Al Ferrara for the final out in the Braves’ 4-3 victory over LA. The crafty southpaw strikes out five batters during the County Stadium contest, giving him 2,382.
1965 Dean Chance establishes an American League record when he fans to extend his streak to 11 consecutive plate appearances with a strikeout. The Angels’ right-hander falls one shy of the major league mark set by Sandy Koufax, who whiffed in 12 consecutive plate appearances in 1955.
1969 Oriole right-hander Jim Palmer, coming off the disabled list just four days earlier, throws a no-hitter against Oakland. Baltimore’s 8-0 victory gives the team a comfortable 14½ game lead in the first-ever American League East Division race.
1969 After serving as the interim replacement for William Eckert, Bowie Kuhn is unanimously elected to a seven-year term by the major league owners to be baseball’s fifth commissioner. Before his election to his new post, the 42-year-old lawyer, who once worked as the scoreboard boy for a dollar a day at Washington’s Griffith Stadium, served as legal counsel for the sport for nearly 20 years.
1969 After being swept in a three-game series by Houston at the Astrodome, the eventual World Champion Mets fall ten games behind the front-running Cubs in the first-ever NL East race. The third-place New York team will finish the season at a torrid 39-11 pace, finishing eight games in front of Chicago.
1972 To stop a four-game losing streak, Detroit skipper Billy Martin asks Al Kaline to pick the Tigers’ starting lineup order out of a hat for the first game of a doubleheader. The unorthodox selection results in slow-footed slugger Norm Cash leading off and with the cleanup slot occupied by light-hitting shortstop Ed Brinkman, whose sixth-inning double ties the score in the team’s eventual 3-2 victory over the Indians.
1976 “Blue Jays, Lump it or like it … that’s the name for Toronto’s American League ball club.” – TORONTO STAR HEADLINE, TORONTO STAR HEADLINE, announcing the selection of the city’s expansion team’s name. The new franchise in Toronto will be known as the Blue Jays, a name submitted by 154 people in a contest that featured 30,000 submissions, including more than 4,000 unique names. A panel of 14 judges narrowed the list to ten finalists for consideration by the Metro Baseball Limited Board of Directors, who made the final decision.
1978 Although the Yankees score five runs in the top of the seventh before the rain ends the game, the Bronx Bombers lose to the Orioles, 3-0, when the score reverts to the last completed inning. In 1980, the rules committee decides to suspend contests, not cancel, starting from the point of the delay.
1979 Against the team that traded him, Lou Brock reaches the 3000 hits milestone when his line drive caroms off Dennis Lamp’s pitching hand in the 3-2 Cardinal victory over the Cubs at Busch Stadium. The 40-year-old Redbird outfielder, who will retire at the end of the season with a lifetime .293 batting average, is the fourteenth major leaguer to reach the coveted plateau.
1982 At Chavez Ravine, Dodger second baseman Steve Sax steals his 41st base to set a franchise record for rookies when he swipes second base in LA’s 6-1 victory over San Francisco. The eventual National League Rookie of the Year, the fourth consecutive Dodger to win the award, will extend the record to 49.
1983 Royals right-hander Gaylord Perry becomes the third of three major leaguers this season to surpass Walter Johnson’s career strikeout mark of 3,508 K’s, a record that had survived since 1927. Nolan Ryan and Steve Carlton reached the milestone in April and May.
1986 Future Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, pinch-hitting for southpaw Rob Murphy, makes his major league debut off Terry Mulholland at Riverfront Stadium. The 22-year-old Reds’ rookie fifth-inning groundout to short plates the first run in the team’s eventual 8-6 comeback victory over the Giants.
1987 Billy Williams joins Ernie Banks as the second Cubs player to be honored by having his uniform #26 retired by the team. Sweet Swingin’ Billy from Whistler (AL) played 16 of his 18 major league seasons in the Windy City, hitting .296 and 392 home runs for the team that plays on the Northside of Chicago.
1995 At Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, baseball legend Mickey Mantle, 63, succumbs to liver cancer with his estranged wife Merlyn at his side. Ironically, before a moving tribute in the Bronx ballpark for the fallen hero, the Yankee Stadium scoreboard displays “At Bat: 7” until the start of the game because the leadoff batter for the Indians, Kenny Lofton, wears number 7.
1998 Orlando Hernandez breaks a 30-year-old Yankee rookie record when he retires Mark McLemore on a called third strike to end the eighth inning of the team’s 2-0 victory over Texas in New York. El Duque’s 13 strikeouts, which he will reach only once more in his career, surpasses the freshman mark established by Stan Bahnsen, the 1968 American League Rookie of the Year.
2000 Royals’ first baseman Mike Sweeney becomes the fastest player in franchise history to reach the 100 RBI plateau when he homers off B.J. Ryan, contributing to the team’s 10-5 victory over Baltimore at Kauffman Stadium. The 27-year-old All-Star infielder, reaching the century mark for the second straight season, will finish the year with 144 runs batted in, breaking the club record of 133 established in 1982 by Hal McRae.
2000 Jeff Bagwell goes 4-for-5, homering twice, in the Astros’ 14-7 rout of the Phillies at Veterans Stadium. The Houston 32-year-old first baseman’s ten total bases drive in a club-record seven runs.
2003 After missing nearly three months with a groin injury, Mike Piazza makes a dramatic return to the New York lineup when he homers and drives in five runs on Italian Night at Shea Stadium. The backstop’s 3-for-5 performance, including a home run in the third inning, an RBI single in the fourth, and a two-run single in the seventh, contribute to the Mets’ 9-2 victory over the Giants.
2003 Just as the Expos’ starting right-hander Javier Vazquez is about to throw a full-count pitch to Rockies outfielder Jay Payton, a second-inning hour-long blackout at the enclosed Olympic Stadium leaves the fans and players in total darkness. Tomorrow, Montreal arrives in New York on their off-day just in time to experience a massive blackout that leaves more than 50 million Americans in the dark.
2004 At Seattle’s Boeing Field, Edgar Martinez is on hand to greet George W. Bush. The President, who had requested to meet the retiring designated hitter, exchanges autographed baseballs with the man who routinely helped the Mariners beat his Rangers when the chief executive was the managing partner of Texas.
2004 J.T. Snow slams three home runs, twenty-five percent of his homers this season, in the Giants’ 16-6 rout of Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park. The light-hitting first baseman goes deep in the first inning with a two-run dinger off starter Brett Myers and then delivers solo shots off relievers in the fifth and seventh frames.
2005 The A’s retire uniform #43 as a tribute to Hall of Fame right-hander Dennis Eckersley, who saved 320 games during his nine seasons with the team. The 1992 Cy Young and AL Most Valuable Player awards recipient anchored the bullpen for Oakland’s three straight American League championships, starting in 1988.
2006 At Jacobs Field, right-hander Luke Hudson gives up 11 runs in one-third of an inning in the Royals’ 13-0 loss against the Indians. Eight hits, two walks, and one error fuel the Tribe’s top-of-the-first-frame barrage.
2006 During Cleveland’s 11-run first inning at Jacobs Field, Travis Hafner ties the single-season mark for grand slams, established in 1987 by Don Mattingly. The Indians’ designated hitter’s 35th homer is his sixth one with the bases loaded.
2006 LA’s Greg Maddux and SF’s Jason Schmidt hook up in a classic West Coast pitcher’s duel, reminiscent of match-ups of Koufax and Marichal, as the Dodgers beat the Giants, 1-0, thanks to Russell Martin’s 10th inning walk-off home run. When Giants slugger Barry Bonds lines into a double play in the first inning, it marks the only time in baseball history that a 300-game winner pitches to a batter with over 700 homers.
2007 Placido Polanco establishes a big-league record for second basemen when he plays his 144th straight game without committing an error. The Detroit infielder, who hasn’t made a misplay since July 2 of last season, surpasses the previous mark set by Luis Castillo, who accomplished the feat playing for the Twins.
2007 Tom Hallion ejects Dodger Nomar Garciaparra, marking the first time in 1,303 games the easy-going infielder gets tossed. The 12-year veteran infielder gets booted for arguing a called third strike in the fourth inning, with teammates restraining him when he continues to shout and points his bat toward the home plate umpire.
2010 A day after major league baseball formally approves the team’s sale, the new owners of the Rangers, including Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, announce lower costs for concessions, parking, and merchandise. According to sports attorney Chuck Greenberg, another new club owner, lowering prices is one way of showing appreciation to the Texas fans for their loyalty and support.
2010 The Giants obtain Jose Guillen from Kansas City, hoping the well-traveled veteran can help the club down the stretch run. The departure of the 34-year-old, who has played with ten teams in the past 14 years and was designated for assignment by the Royals last week, allows highly touted prospect Kila Ka’aihue to play daily.
2013 For only the second time in big-league history, beginning in 1916, both leadoff batters homer in their first at-bat and add another when Seattle’s Brad Miller and Tampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist hit a pair of homers. Before the Mariners’ 5-4 win at Tropicana Field, Chuck Knoblauch of the Twins and Detroit’s Tony Phillips last accomplished the feat in 1994 at Tiger Stadium.
2015 The Blue Jays join the 1954 Indians as the only teams to have two 11-game win streaks in the same season when they beat the A’s at the Rogers Centre, 4-2. At the beginning of June, Toronto also accomplished the feat en route to finishing first in the AL East, posting a 93-69 record.
2018 Ronald Acuña Jr. becomes the fourth player in history to lead off both games of a doubleheader with a home run when he smacks Merandy Gonzalez’s first pitch of the nightcap over the SunTrust Park’s centerfield wall. The 20-year-old phenom joins Harry Hooper (Red Sox, May 30, 1913), Rickey Henderson (A,s, July 6, 1993), and Brady Anderson (Orioles, Aug. 21, 1999) as the only players to accomplish the feat.
2020 The Phillies, changing their policy of only considering players inducted into the Hall of Fame, announces the team will retire Dick Allen’s #15 on September, the anniversary of his major-league debut. The Wampum Walloper played nine seasons of his stormy 15-year career with Philadelphia, including his first year when he garnered the Rookie of the Year Award in 1964.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Long before managers had scouts, sabermetrics or video at their disposal, Frank Selee was one of the first master talent evaluators in baseball history.
Selee himself never played an inning of major league baseball. He was working at a watch factory in Waltham, Mass., when he learned to play the game with an amateur team from nearby Melrose. In 1884, Selee quit his job and raised $1,000 to form a minor league team. His reputation for having a sharp baseball mind soon spread to the major leagues, and in 1890 Selee was named manager of the National League’s Boston Beaneaters.
In just his second season at the helm, Selee and his Beaneaters won 87 games and captured their first of three consecutive National League pennants. In 1892, Boston became the first NL team to win 100 games. Two years later, the Beaneaters set a league record for runs scored and became the only National League club from 1885-1921 to hit more than 100 home runs.
In 12 seasons as Boston’s manager, Selee complied a .607 winning percentage and captured five league pennants.
“Frank Selee is yet a young man, but he has established for himself a reputation as one of the foremost managers in the profession,” wrote the New York Clipper. “He has a quiet yet decisive way that probably enables him with better results than is attained by managers who make a great deal of noise and unnecessary bluster.”
Contrary to the rough tactics of rival clubs like the Baltimore Orioles, Selee encouraged his players to play a more civilized style. His teams surpassed brawnier opponents by hitting behind runners, employing the bunt and utilizing the double steal.
“The fact that the Bostons have always been noted for their gentlemanly deportment is due, in a great measure, to the example set by Selee,” reads a banquet program from the era, “who will not countenance anything that savors of rowdyism or “dirty” ball. The standing of the club during his incumbency is a tribute to his skill as a manager and his credit as a man.”
Though it was said that Selee could “tell a ballplayer in his street clothes,” it was his ability to see where that talent could be utilized on the diamond that made him a top-rate skipper. In Boston, Selee converted minor league outfielder Jimmy Collins into a Hall of Fame third baseman. Then, he took a struggling left-handed catcher named Fred Tenney and molded him into an elite first baseman who perfected the 3-6-3 double play. Historian David Nemec described Selee as having “a flair for bending players acquired from here, there and everywhere. [He was] a master at putting together a team better than the sum of its parts.”
In 1902, Selee was released by Boston and invited to the Windy City to manage the Chicago Cubs. In short time, Selee laid the foundation for the Cubs, who had experienced a down stretch in the National League, to become a powerhouse. In the winter of 1903, Selee traded two players to the Cardinals for rookie pitcher and future Hall of Famer Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown. Meanwhile, Selee was also busy assembling one of the greatest infields in baseball history.
He acquired minor league third baseman Joe Tinker and moved him to shortstop, picked up 20-year old second baseman Johnny Evers from the New York State League, and moved catcher Frank Chance to first base. Soon these three players would be forever linked as the famous double play combination of “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”
Those players would go on to win four out of five pennants and two World Series championships from 1906-10. But the Cubs’ grand architect would be forced to watch their success from a hospital bed. Citing poor health, Selee retired from baseball during the 1905 season and turned the team over to Chance. Selee died on July 5, 1909, from tuberculosis at the age of 49.
Selee retired with a winning percentage of .598 over 16 seasons as a manager. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1999.
Football History for August 13
August 13, 1954 – The Chicago Charities College All-Star Game holds its 21st event at Soldier Field as 93,470 watched from the stands as the defending NFL Champion, Detroit Lions, crushed the hopes of the college players 31-6. This was the second consecutive year that the Motor City thumped the All-Stars. The MVP award, always given to the college player team, happened to be Carlton Massey. the defensive end from Texas.
August 13, 2009 – The Eagles signed troubled Quarterback Michael Vick to a two-year, $1.6 million contract after not playing football in consecutive seasons 2007-2008. According to a NFL.com report, Vick went on to record an 8-3 record and earned a trip to the Pro Bowl with the Eagles in his first season returning as their starter in 2010.
Hall of Fame Birthday for August 13
August 13, 1906 – Chuck Carroll was a halfback from the University of Washington. He was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in the ceremonies of 1964. Carroll was well known for his six touchdown game in his senior season against the College of Puget Sound scoring a whopping 36 of his team’s 40 total points in the game. The accomplishment still stands in the Washington record books! Rival Stanford University’s head coach at the time, the legendary Pop Warner said that he had never seen “a greater player” than Chuck Carroll on the gridiron. His number “2” jersey number is only one of three retired by the University of Washington.
August 13, 1941 – Chris Hanburger was linebacker that played for the Washington Redskins for 14 seasons. He is honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton with a bronze bust. He was selected as a First-Team All-Pro in a span of four times in five seasons during the 1970’s and he played in 9 Pro Bowl games.
Birthdays for great players not yet in the Hall of Fame
August 13, 1987 – Nyack, New York – Former Rutgers University Safety Devin McCourty arrived in to this world. At the 2009 NFL Combine the speedster ran a 4.41 second forty yard-dash and that made him an attractive pick for the New England Patriots in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has remained a Patriot his entire career thus far and has registered 28 picks taking two of them to the house for scores. He was not alone in the nursery back in 1987 as his twin brother was also a significant NFL and college player.
August 13, 1987 – Nyack, New York – Former Rutgers University Cornerback Jason McCourty was born. At the NFL Combine Jason ran a 4.3 second forty yard-dash making him a very coveted selection in the 2009 NFL Draft where he was picked by the Tennessee Titans. McCourty also played with the Browns, Patriots and most currently has joined the Miami Dolphins. At the end of the 2020 season Jason had picked off 18 passes in his NFL career.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Place of Birth: St. Louis Park, MN
Date of Birth: Dec 03, 1894
Place of Death: St. Cloud, MN
Date of Death: Nov 16, 1979
High School: St. Louis Park, MN (St. Louis Park HS)
Bert Baston was the receiver on a heralded Gopher passing partnership, hauling down the throws of Arnold “Pudge” Wyman. The two paced Minnesota through the air, while Bernie Bierman carried the ground attack as Minnesota compiled a record of 12 victories, a loss and a tie through the 1915 and 1916 campaigns. The Gophers were 6-0-1 in 1915 when Bierman suffered a sprained ankle in the game against Illinois. Both teams were unbeaten entering the battle and the best the Wyman-Baston duo could produce was a 6-6 tie. The next year was an offensive explosion for the Gophers. With their great passing game leading the way, they averaged over 49 points a game in logging a 6-1-0 record. A 14-9 defeat at the hands of Illinois was the lone blemish that year. Not even the loss to Illinois could spoil Baston’s accomplishments. He repeated as an All-America selection, the first in Gopher history to do so. Bert later returned to Minnesota to assist head coach Bernie Bierman for 18 years.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
5 – 15 – 31 – 29 – 19 – 21 – 22 – 20 – 24 – 48 – 16 – 14 – 34 – 23
August 13, 1906 – Chicago Cubs pitcher Jack Taylor ends a string of completing 202 MLB games (187 complete, 15 relief) against Brooklyn Superbas in 3rd inning of an 11-3 win at Washington Park, NYC
August 13, 1908 – Future Baseball HOF pitcher Cy Young’s career is celebrated with special day in his name in Boston; he pitches briefly for Red Sox against an All-Star team
August 13, 1917 – Milt Stock ( with 2), Fred Luderus ( with 2) and Possum Whitted of the Philadelphia Phillies steal 5 bases in an inning in 3-0 win against Boston at Braves Field
August 13, 1931 – Cincinnati Reds second baseman Tony Cuccinello, Number 5 goes 6 for 6 in 17-3 rout of Boston at Braves Field
August 13, 1932 – Yankees hurler Number 15, Red Ruffing becomes first MLB pitcher since 1906 to hit an extra-inning, game-winning home run in NY’s 1-0 win over the Senators in Washington
August 13, 1948 – Satchel Paige (who wore both Number 31 and 29 that season) at age 42, pitched his first MLB complete game
August 13, 1962 – Bert Campaneris, then of the Daytona Beach squad of the FSL pitched ambidextrously. Bert ended up wearing Number 19 in 1964 with the Kansas City Athletics
August 13, 1963 – Warren Spahn, Number 21 of the Milwaukee Braves set a left-handed pitching strike out mark at 2,382
August 13, 1963 – Dave DeBusschere, Number 22 of the Chicago White Sox pitched a shutout against the Cleveland Indians. In DeBusschere’s bio we see that despite 2 seasons in the MLB, he also won two NBA Championships with the New York Knicks (1970, 1973) and in 1996 was named as one of the Top 50 players in NBA history. Needless to say he also wore Number 22 on a handful of teams on the professional hardcourts.
August 13, 1969 – Baltimore Oriole Jim Palmer, Number 22 no-hit the Oakland A’s in an 8-0 route.
August 13, 1979 – MLB St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock, Number 20 became the 14th MLB player in history to reach the 3,000 hits mark
August 13, 1993 – Toronto Blue Jay Rickey Henderson pays Turner Ward $25,000 for his Number 24 jersey so that Henderson could wear his recognizable digits in Canada. Henederson was first assigned the Number 14 with the Jays until he made this deal with Turner. As for Ward he went on to wear the Number 16 for the balance of the season after his cool paydayAugust 13, 2006 – Cleveland Indians first baseman Travis Hafner, Number 48 tied Don Mattingly’s (Number 23 of the NY Yankees) MLB mark of six grand slams in a single season when he homered off Kansas City’s Luke Hudson, Number 34