NBA PLAYOFFS

Phoenix 84 LA Clippers 80

BOX: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/boxscore.asp?gamecode=2021062612&home=12&vis=21&final=true

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

San Francisco 6 Oakland 5 (10)

Detroit 3 Houston 1

Seattle at Chicago White Sox suspended

Cleveland at Minnesota postponed

Toronto 12 Baltimore 4

Texas 8 Kansas City 0

Tampa Bay 13 LA Angels 3

Houston 3 Detroit 2

Boston 4 NY Yankees 2

St. Louis 3 Pittsburgh 1

Milwaukee 10 Colorado 4

Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 1

NY Mets 4 Philadelphia 3

Miami 3 Washington 2

LA Dodgers 3 Chicago Cubs 2

Arizona 10 San Diego 1

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Louisville 6 Indianapolis 1

BOX: https://www.milb.com/gameday/indians-vs-bats/2021/06/26/647450#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=647450

Fort Wayne 1 South Bend 1 suspended bottom third

COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES

NC State vs. Vanderbilt-No Contest

Mississippi State 4 Texas 2

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Sporting KC 2 Los Angeles FC 1

FC Cincinnati 2 Toronto FC 0

Chicago 3 Philadelphia 3

Real Salt Lake 1 Houston 1

Nashville SC 1 CF Montréal 1

Seattle 2 Vancouver 2

Los Angeles 3 San Jose 1

Minnesota 1 Portland 0

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mls/scoreboard_daily.asp?gameday=20210626

WNBA

Dallas 85 Washington 74

BOX SCORE: https://www.wnba.com/game/20210626/WASDAL/#/box-score

New York 101 Atlanta 78

BOX SCORE: https://www.wnba.com/game/20210626/NYLATL/#/box-score

HOOSIER CROSSROADS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Friday, Aug. 20

Ben Davis at Brownsburg, 7 pm

Franklin Central at Perry Meridian, 7 pm

Cathedral at Westfield, 7 pm

Lawrence Central at Hamilton SE, 7 pm

Lawrence North at Avon, 7 pm

Noblesville at Mount Vernon, 7 pm

North Central at Fishers, 7 pm

Pike at Zionsville, 7 pm

Friday, Aug. 27

Avon at Ben Davis, 7 pm

Fishers at Pike, 7 pm

Hamilton SE at North Central, 7 pm

Cathedral at Brownsburg, 7 pm

Roncalli at Franklin Central, 7 pm

Terre Haute South at Noblesville, 7 pm

Westfield at Harrison, 7 pm

Zionsville at Lebanon, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 3

Avon at Hamilton SE ©, 7 pm

Fishers at Noblesville ©, 7 pm

Franklin Central at Brownsburg ©, 7 pm

Westfield at Zionsville ©, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 10

Brownsburg at Avon ©, 7 pm

Hamilton SE at Fishers ©, 7 pm

Noblesville at Westfield ©, 7 pm

Zionsville at Franklin Central ©, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 17

Fishers at Brownsburg ©, 7 pm

Franklin Central at Avon ©, 7 pm

Westfield at Hamilton SE ©, 7 pm

Zionsville at Noblesville ©, 7:30 pm

Friday, Sep. 24

Avon at Fishers ©, 7 pm

Brownsburg at Westfield ©, 7 pm

Hamilton SE at Zionsville ©, 7 pm

Noblesville at Franklin Central ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 1

Franklin Central at Fishers ©, 7 pm

Noblesville at Hamilton SE ©, 7 pm

Westfield at Avon ©, 7 pm

Zionsville at Brownsburg ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 8

Avon at Zionsville ©, 7 pm

Brownsburg at Noblesville ©, 7 pm

Fishers at Westfield ©, 7 pm

Franklin Central at Hamilton SE ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 15

Hamilton SE at Brownsburg ©, 7 pm

Noblesville at Avon ©, 7 pm

Westfield at Franklin Central ©, 7 pm

Zionsville at Fishers ©, 7 pm

©conference game

HOOSIER HERITAGE COMPOSITE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Friday, Aug. 20

Anderson at Yorktown, 7 pm

Franklin County at New Castle, 7 pm

Mississinewa at Pendleton Heights, 7:30 pm

Muncie Central at Delta, 7:30 pm

New Palestine at Decatur Central, 7 pm

Noblesville at Mount Vernon, 7 pm

Plainfield at Greenfield, 7:30 pm

Shelbyville at Greensburg, 7 pm

Friday, Aug. 27

Delta at Columbia City, 7 pm

Franklin at Mount Vernon, 7 pm

New Castle at Rushville, 7 pm

New Palestine at Brebeuf Jesuit, 7:30 pm

Pendleton Heights at Anderson, 7 pm

Phalen Academy at Greenfield, 7:30 pm

Richmond at Shelbyville, 7 pm

Yorktown at Muncie Central, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 3

Delta at Shelbyville ©, 7:30 pm

Mount Vernon at Greenfield ©, 7:30 pm

New Castle at Pendleton Heights ©, 7:30 pm

Yorktown at New Palestine ©, 7:30 pm

Friday, Sep. 10

Greenfield at Pendleton Heights ©, 7:30 pm

Mount Vernon at New Palestine ©, 7 pm

Shelbyville at New Castle ©, 7:30 pm

Yorktown at Delta ©, 7:30 pm

Friday, Sep. 17

Delta at Mount Vernon ©, 7:30 pm

New Castle at Yorktown ©, 7:30 pm

Pendleton Heights at New Palestine ©, 7:30 pm

Shelbyville at Greenfield ©, 7:30 pm

Friday, Sep. 24

New Castle at Delta ©, 7:30 pm

New Palestine at Greenfield ©, 7:30 pm

Pendleton Heights at Mount Vernon ©, 7:30 pm

Yorktown at Shelbyville ©, 7:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 1

Delta at Pendleton Heights ©, 7:30 pm

Greenfield at Yorktown ©, 7:30 pm

Mount Vernon at New Castle ©, 7:30 pm

Shelbyville at New Palestine ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 8

Delta at Greenfield ©, 7:30 pm

Mount Vernon at Shelbyville ©, 7 pm

New Castle at New Palestine ©, 7:30 pm

Pendleton Heights at Yorktown ©, 7:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 15

Greenfield at New Castle ©, 7:30 pm

New Palestine at Delta ©, 7:30 pm

Shelbyville at Pendleton Heights ©, 7:30 pm

Yorktown at Mount Vernon ©, 7:30 pm

©conference game

MAC COMPOSITE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 2
Western Illinois at Ball State –  7 pm (ESPN+)
Wagner at Buffalo – 7 pm (ESPN3)
Bowling Green at Tennessee – 8 PM (SEC Network)
 
Friday, September 3
St. Francis at Eastern Michigan – 7 pm (ESPN3)
 
Saturday, September 4
Central Michigan at Missouri – 4 pm (SEC Network)
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech – 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT (ACC Network)
Norfolk State at Toledo –  7 pm (ESPN3)
Western Michigan at Michigan – Noon (ESPN)
Akron at Auburn – 7 pm (ESPN+/SEC Network+)
Kent State at Texas A&M – 8 pm (ESPNU)
Miami at Cincinnati – 3:30 pm (ESPN+)
Syracuse at Ohio – 7 pm (CBSSN)
 
Saturday, September 11
Ball State at Penn State – 3:30 pm (FS1)
Robert Morris at Central Michigan – 3 pm (ESPN3)
Eastern Michigan at Wisconsin – 7 pm (FS1)
Wyoming at Northern Illinois – 1:30 pm ET/12:30 pm CT (ESPN+)
Toledo at Notre Dame – 2:30 pm (NBC)
Illinois State at Western Michigan – 5 pm (ESPN3)
Temple at Akron – 3:30 pm  (ESPN+)
South Alabama at Bowling Green –  4 pm (ESPN+)
Buffalo at Nebraska – 3:30 pm (Big Ten Network)
VMI at Kent State – 11:30 am (ESPN3)
Miami at Minnesota – Noon (ESPNU)
Duquesne at Ohio – 2 pm (ESPN3)
 
Thursday, Spetember 16
Ohio at Louisiana-Lafayette – 8 pm (ESPN)

Saturday, September 18
Ball State at Wyoming – 
Central Michigan at LSU – 7:30 pm (SEC Network)
Eastern Michigan at UMass – 
Northern Illinois at Michigan – 12 Noon ET/11 am CT (Big Ten Network)
Colorado State at Toledo – 4 pm (ESPNU)
Western Michigan at Pittsburgh – Noon (ESPN3)
Bryant at Akron – 3:30 pm (ESPN3)
Murray State at Bowling Green – 5 pm (ESPN3)
Coastal Carolina at Buffalo – Noon (ESPN2 or ESPNU)
Kent State at Iowa – 3:30 pm (Big Ten Network)
LIU at Miami – 3:30 pm (ESPN+)

 
Saturday, September 25
*Toledo at Ball State – 
Florida International at Central Michigan – 
Texas State at Eastern Michigan – 
Maine at Northern Illinois – 
San Jose State at Western Michigan – 
Akron at Ohio State – 
Bowling Green at Minnesota – Noon (ESPN Network TBD)
Buffalo at Old Dominion – 
Kent State at Maryland – 
Miami at Army – Noon (CBSSN)
Ohio at Northwestern – 
 
Saturday, October 2
*Central Michigan at Miami – 3:30 pm (12-day TV selection)
*Eastern Michigan at Northern Illinois – 1:30 pm ET/12:30 pm CT (12-day TV selection)
*Western Michigan at Buffalo – Noon (12-day TV selection)
*Bowling Green at Kent State – 3:30 pm (12-day TV selection)
*Ohio at Akron – 3:30 pm (12-day TV selection)
Army at Ball State – 
Toledo at UMass – 
 
Saturday, October 9
*Ball State at Western Michigan – 
*Central Michigan Ohio – 3:30 pm (12-day TV selection)
*Northern Illinois at Toledo – 12 Noon ET/11 am CT (CBSSN)
*Akron at Bowling Green – 
*Buffalo at Kent State – 
*Miami at Eastern Michigan – 3:30 pm (12-day TV selection)
 
Saturday, October 16
*Ball State at Eastern Michigan – 
*Toledo at Central Michigan – 3:30 pm (12-day TV selection)
*Akron at Miami – 
*Bowling Green at Northern Illinois – 
*Kent State at Western Michigan – 3:30 pm (12-day TV selection)
*Ohio at Buffalo – 
 
Saturday, October 23
*Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green – 
*Northern Illinois at Central Michigan – 
*Western Michigan at Toledo – 
*Buffalo at Akron – 
*Kent State at Ohio – 
*Miami at Ball State – 
 
Saturday, October 30
*Bowling Green at Buffalo – 12 Noon (CBSSN) 
 
Tuesday, November 2
*Ball State at Akron – 7 pm or 7:30 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
*Eastern Michigan at Toledo – 7 pm or 7:30 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
*Miami at Ohio – 7 pm or 7:30 (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
 
Wednesday, November 3
*Central Michigan at Western Michigan – 7 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU)
*Northern Illinois at Kent State – 7 pm ET/6 pm CT (ESPN2/ESPNU)

Tuesday, November 9
*Akron at Western Michigan – 7 pm or 8 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
*Buffalo at Miami – 7 pm or 8 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
*Ohio at Eastern Michigan – 7 pm or 8 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
 
Wednesday, November 10
*Ball State at Northern Illinois – 7 or 8 pm ET/6 or 7 pm CT (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
*Toledo at Bowling Green – 7 pm or 8 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
*Kent State at Central Michigan – 7 pm or 8 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/CBSSN)
 
Tuesday, November 16
*Toledo at Ohio – 7:30 pm or 8 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPN+)
*Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan – 7:30 pm or 8 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPN+)
*Bowling Green at Miami – 7:30 pm or 8 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPN+)
 
Wednesday, November 17
*Central Michigan at Ball State – 7 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU)
*Northern Illinois at Buffalo – 7 pm (ESPN2/ESPNU)
 
Saturday, November 20
*Kent State at Akron – 
 
Tuesday, November 23
*Western Michigan at Northern Illinois – 7 pm/6 pm CT (ESPNU/ESPN+)
*Buffalo at Ball State – 7 pm (ESPNU/ESPN+)
 
Friday, November 26
*Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan – Noon (ESPNU/CBSSN)
*Ohio at Bowling Green – Noon (ESPNU/CBSSN)
 
Saturday, November 27
*Akron at Toledo – 
*Miami at Kent State – 
 
Saturday, December 4
Rocket Mortgage MAC Football Championship Game (Ford Field – Detroit, Mich.) – 12 EST (Noon) ESPN

2021 BALL STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 2 (Thurs.) vs. Western Illinois 
Sept. 11 (Sat.) at Penn State 
Sept. 18 (Sat.) at Wyoming
Sept. 25 (Sat.) vs. Toledo* (Family Weekend)
Oct. 2 (Sat.) vs. Army 
Oct. 9 (Sat.) at Western Michigan*
Oct. 16 (Sat.) at Eastern Michigan*
Oct. 23 (Sat.) vs. Miami* (Homecoming)
Nov. 2 (Tues.) at Akron*
Nov. 10 (Wed.) at Northern Illinois*
Nov. 17 (Wed.) vs. Central Michigan*
Nov. 23 (Tues.) vs. Buffalo*

2021 MIAMI REDHAWKS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Saturday, Sept.4 – at Cincinnati
Saturday, Sept. 11 – at Minnesota
Saturday, Sept. 18 – LIU POST
Saturday, Sept. 25 – at Army
Saturday, Oct. 2 – CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Saturday, Oct. 9 – at Eastern Michigan
Saturday, Oct. 16 – AKRON
Saturday, Oct. 23 – at Ball State
Saturday, Oct. 30 – BYE
Tuesday, Nov. 2 – at Ohio
Tuesday, Nov. 9 – BUFFALO
Tuesday, Nov. 16 – BOWLING GREEN
Saturday, Nov. 27 – at Kent State

2021 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Sept. 5 at Florida State

Sept. 11 Toledo

Sept. 18 Purdue

Sept. 25 Wisconsin (in Chicago)

Oct. 2 Cincinnati

Oct. 9 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 16 OPEN DATE

Oct. 23 USC

Oct. 30 North Carolina

Nov. 6 Navy

Nov. 13 at Virginia

Nov. 20 Georgia Tech

Nov. 27 at Stanford

PGA LEADERBOARD

Travelers Championship
Jun. 24-27, TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1tKramer Hickok636968 -10 (200)F
1tBubba Watson666668 -10 (200)F
3tCameron Smith676866 -9 (201)F
3tRussell Henley676668 -9 (201)F
3tJason Day696270 -9 (201)F
6tHarris English676867 -8 (202)F
6tBrice Garnett656869 -8 (202)F
6tKyoung-Hoon Lee696469 -8 (202)F
9tDustin Johnson706865 -7 (203)F
9tMatt Jones706667 -7 (203)F
9tRobert Streb686867 -7 (203)F
9tBrian Harman686867 -7 (203)F
9tBryson DeChambeau696668 -7 (203)F
9tSatoshi Kodaira637268 -7 (203)F
9tMark Hubbard696569 -7 (203)F
9tTroy Merritt686570 -7 (203)F
17tAbraham Ancer726666 -6 (204)F
17tLucas Herbert706767 -6 (204)F
17tSam Burns667167 -6 (204)F
17tBrendon Todd686967 -6 (204)F
17tHank Lebioda696867 -6 (204)F
17tJim Herman686967 -6 (204)F
17tMarc Leishman696669 -6 (204)F
17tPatrick Cantlay686670 -6 (204)F
17tIan Poulter686670 -6 (204)F
17tSeamus Power666771 -6 (204)F
27tJ.B. Holmes706867 -5 (205)F
27tAdam Scott696967 -5 (205)F
27tKevin Na696868 -5 (205)F
27tZach Johnson667069 -5 (205)F
27tBrooks Koepka696769 -5 (205)F
27tSepp Straka667069 -5 (205)F
27tPatrick Reed696670 -5 (205)F
27tCharley Hoffman726370 -5 (205)F
27tMaverick McNealy657070 -5 (205)F
27tBrian Stuard696670 -5 (205)F
27tGuido Migliozzi696571 -5 (205)F
27tScottie Scheffler696571 -5 (205)F
39tHarold Varner III706868 -4 (206)F
39tAndrew Putnam706769 -4 (206)F
39tChez Reavie706769 -4 (206)F
39tCarlos Ortiz706571 -4 (206)F
39tDoug Ghim686672 -4 (206)F
39tRyan Armour706472 -4 (206)F
45tPeter Malnati687069 -3 (207)F
45tAustin Eckroat726669 -3 (207)F
45tJ.J. Spaun716769 -3 (207)F
45tKyle Stanley706869 -3 (207)F
45tPaul Casey716769 -3 (207)F
45tRobby Shelton736470 -3 (207)F
45tHenrik Norlander657171 -3 (207)F
45tBeau Hossler657072 -3 (207)F
45tKevin Chappell686772 -3 (207)F
45tTalor Gooch647073 -3 (207)F
45tJustin Rose706374 -3 (207)F
45tKevin Kisner706374 -3 (207)F
57tSam Ryder696970 -2 (208)F
57tJonas Blixt686872 -2 (208)F
57tTyler Duncan696772 -2 (208)F
57tCameron Percy706672 -2 (208)F
57tJoaquin Niemann686773 -2 (208)F
57tDoc Redman696673 -2 (208)F
57tTom Lewis676774 -2 (208)F
64tLanto Griffin716771 -1 (209)F
64tDenny McCarthy726671 -1 (209)F
64tKristoffer Ventura696971 -1 (209)F
64tMackenzie Hughes677171 -1 (209)F
64tAaron Wise736571 -1 (209)F
64tRyan Moore726572 -1 (209)F
64tNate Lashley696773 -1 (209)F
64tKevin Tway706673 -1 (209)F
64tStewart Cink686774 -1 (209)F
73tTom Hoge677172 E (210)F
73tAndrew Svoboda696972 E (210)F
73tPhil Mickelson696972 E (210)F
73tPatrick Rodgers657174 E (210)F
77tDavid Hearn706873 +1 (211)F
77tWilliam McGirt716773 +1 (211)F
79Will Gordon716776 +4 (214)F

LPGA LEADERBOARD

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Jun. 24-27, Atlanta Athletic Club, Johns Creek, Georgia
RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1tLizette Salas676767 -15 (201)F
1tNelly Korda706368 -15 (201)F
3tPatty Tavatanakit707165 -10 (206)F
3tGiulia Molinaro707066 -10 (206)F
3tCeline Boutier736469 -10 (206)F
6Dottie Ardina707068 -8 (208)F
7tEsther Henseleit716870 -7 (209)F
7tMadelene Sagstrom706871 -7 (209)F
9tXiyu Lin697170 -6 (210)F
9tHyo Joo Kim716970 -6 (210)F
11tYealimi Noh697270 -5 (211)F
11tAustin Ernst697171 -5 (211)F
13tWichanee Meechai736772 -4 (212)F
13tRyann O’Toole716972 -4 (212)F
13tCydney Clanton706775 -4 (212)F
13tAlena Sharp696875 -4 (212)F
17tIn Gee Chun707370 -3 (213)F
17tLeona Maguire727071 -3 (213)F
17tBrooke Henderson747069 -3 (213)F
17tNanna Koerstz Madsen707172 -3 (213)F
17tYu Liu726972 -3 (213)F
17tGabriela Ruffels766572 -3 (213)F
17tJessica Korda697272 -3 (213)F
17tDanielle Kang736773 -3 (213)F
17tCharley Hull687174 -3 (213)F
26tGerina Piller707371 -2 (214)F
26tLindsey Weaver737071 -2 (214)F
26tChella Choi707272 -2 (214)F
26tGeorgia Hall756772 -2 (214)F
26tMina Harigae707074 -2 (214)F
31tLexi Thompson737072 -1 (215)F
31tSo Yeon Ryu727073 -1 (215)F
31tSei Young Kim766970 -1 (215)F
34tAlly Ewing737073 E (216)F
34tMegan Khang737370 E (216)F
34tInbee Park716877 E (216)F
37tDana Finkelstein756874 +1 (217)F
37tJanie Jackson766873 +1 (217)F
37tLuna Sobron757072 +1 (217)F
37tBrittany Lang747271 +1 (217)F
37tAlbane Valenzuela737371 +1 (217)F
42tDani Holmqvist697475 +2 (218)F
42tCaroline Masson717275 +2 (218)F
42tMoriya Jutanugarn766775 +2 (218)F
42tYuka Saso737075 +2 (218)F
42tAriya Jutanugarn707276 +2 (218)F
42tAmy Yang727274 +2 (218)F
42tLydia Ko727274 +2 (218)F
42tMariah Stackhouse747074 +2 (218)F
42tLauren Stephenson776873 +2 (218)F
42tMichelle Wie West776972 +2 (218)F
52tMarina Alex726978 +3 (219)F
52tMinjee Lee737274 +3 (219)F
52tAnna Nordqvist717078 +3 (219)F
52tAnnie Park786873 +3 (219)F
56tJeongeun Lee697477 +4 (220)F
56tSarah Burnham737176 +4 (220)F
56tChristina Kim757075 +4 (220)F
56tSu-Hyun Oh737275 +4 (220)F
56tJin Young Ko757174 +4 (220)F
56tAlison Lee747274 +4 (220)F
56tJeong Eun Lee737374 +4 (220)F
63tEun-Hee Ji747176 +5 (221)F
63tPerrine Delacour767075 +5 (221)F
63tLauren Kim737276 +5 (221)F
63tPajaree Anannarukarn747275 +5 (221)F
63tJennifer Kupcho776975 +5 (221)F
68tHinako Shibuno767076 +6 (222)F
68tAngela Stanford727476 +6 (222)F
70Paula Reto747281 +11 (227)F

NASCAR

Pocono Organics CBD 325
Jun 26, 2021 | Pocono Raceway – Long Pond, Pennsylvania | 325.0 mi 
PosDriverCar #MakeStartedLapsLedPoints / BonusOut ?
1Alex Bowman48Chevrolet131301643 / 3running
2Kyle Busch18Toyota51303047 / 12running
3William Byron24Chevrolet21301350 / 16running
4Denny Hamlin11Toyota101301143 / 10running
5Ryan Blaney12Ford27130038 / 6running
6Kurt Busch1Chevrolet81301245 / 14running
7Joey Logano22Ford41301845 / 15running
8Kevin Harvick4Ford3130035 / 6running
9Kyle Larson5Chevrolet11301545 / 17running
10Brad Keselowski2Ford18130028 / 1running
11Tyler Reddick8Chevrolet16130027 / 1running
12Chase Elliott9Chevrolet29130025 / 0running
13Daniel Suarez99Chevrolet14130027 / 3running
14Bubba Wallace23Toyota20130023 / 0running
15Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47Chevrolet7130022 / 0running
16Aric Almirola10Ford11130021 / 0running
17Christopher Bell20Toyota9130020 / 0running
18Martin Truex Jr.19Toyota15130023 / 4running
19Michael McDowell34Ford17130518 / 0running
20Chris Buescher17Ford25130017 / 0running
21Austin Dillon3Chevrolet12130018 / 2running
22Erik Jones43Chevrolet22130015 / 0running
23Ryan Preece37Chevrolet31130014 / 0running
24Chase Briscoe14Ford28130013 / 0running
25Cody Ware51Chevrolet3513000 / 0running
26Anthony Alfredo38Ford24130011 / 0running
27Justin Haley77Chevrolet3413000 / 0running
28James Davison15Chevrolet3613009 / 0running
29Garrett Smithley53Chevrolet3013000 / 0running
30B.J. McLeod78Ford3213000 / 0running
31Quin Houff00Chevrolet3713006 / 0running
32Matt DiBenedetto21Ford2112905 / 0running
33Ross Chastain42Chevrolet6129104 / 0running
34Josh Bilicki52Ford3312803 / 0running
35Timmy Hill66Toyota3812600 / 0running
36Corey LaJoie7Chevrolet2312501 / 0running
37Ryan Newman6Ford199601 / 0accident
38Cole Custer41Ford261301 / 0accident

TOP HEADLINES

NCAA declares NC State out of CWS because of COVID-19 issues

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Vanderbilt will advance to the College World Series finals after North Carolina State was forced to drop out because of COVID-19 protocols, the NCAA announced early Saturday.

NC State had only 13 players available during its 3-1 loss to the Commodores on Friday. The teams were scheduled to meet again Saturday afternoon in a winner-take-all Bracket 1 final.

The NCAA Division I Baseball Committee declared that game a no-contest.

“This decision was made based on the recommendation of the Championship Medical Team and the Douglas County Health Department,” the NCAA said in a statement. “As a result, Vanderbilt will advance to the CWS Finals.

“The NCAA and the committee regret that NC State’s student-athletes and coaching staff will not be able to continue in the championship in which they earned the right to participate. Because of privacy issues, we cannot provide further details.”

Vanderbilt returns to the finals for a second straight time. The Commodores won the 2019 CWS. There was no tournament last year because of the pandemic.

The Commodores will meet Mississippi State or Texas in the best-of-three finals starting Monday.

NC State players and coaches gathered at home plate to take pictures around the CWS logo early Saturday, after the rain-delayed Texas-Mississippi game was completed.

NC State was missing four starting position players and had only 13 of its 27 players available for its Friday game, which was delayed an hour after the NCAA said it needed time to complete “health and safety protocols.” NC State said “several players” had entered the COVID-19 protocol.

“The last 24 hours have been extremely difficult for everyone involved and my heart goes out to the student-athletes, coaches and staff of our baseball program,” NC State athletic director Boo Corrigan said in a statement on Saturday morning.

“The health and safety of our student-athletes and staff will always be our unwavering priority. The timing of this is simply devastating for everyone involved, but it doesn’t diminish their incredible accomplishments this season.”

After the game on Friday, North Carolina State coach Elliott Avent grew frustrated and wouldn’t answer directly when asked if he or the baseball program encouraged players to be vaccinated.

“My job is to teach them baseball, make sure they get an education and keep them on the right track forward,” he said. “But I don’t try to indoctrinate my kids with my values or my opinions. Obviously, we talk about a lot of things. But these are young men that can make their own decisions and that’s what they did.”

Avent rolled his eyes when asked if he’s been vaccinated.

“If you want to talk baseball, we can talk baseball,” he said. “If you want to talk politics or stuff like that, you can go talk to my head of sports medicine, Rob Murphy.”

NC State did not immediately respond to a request for an interview with Murphy.

The NCAA does not require athletes, coaches and other staff working closely with a team to be tested for COVID-19 if they are fully vaccinated and showing no symptoms. Those who are not vaccinated must be tested at NCAA championships. Tests are done every other day at the CWS.

Dawgs Win Again

(MISSISSIPPI STATE RELEASE)

OMAHA, Neb. – Tanner Leggett told himself to stay where his feet were. He told himself to stay short. He did both, and now his, and the No. 3 Mississippi State baseball program’s, feet are squarely in the NCAA College World Series Championship Series.

Leggett’s RBI single to left-center field gave Mississippi State (48-17) its first lead of the game and fifth walk-off win of the season. Texas (50-17) scored twice in the second and once in the fifth inning to hold a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the fifth. State scored once in the fifth and once in the sixth, before Brayland Skinner crossed home plate in the ninth inning for the winning run.

Mississippi State will make its second appearance in the event’s championship series, joining the 2013 team that advanced to the best-two-of-three format against UCLA.

In the 2021 NCAA postseason, the Bulldogs have won five one-run games – including all three CWS victories – and are 2-0 in elimination scenarios.

On the mound, Will Bednar became the seventh Diamond Dawg to start multiple games at the College World Series and pushed his name to the top of the strikeout charts at the event. His seven strikeouts against the Longhorns on Saturday moved his total to 22, to push him past Chad Girodo, who fanned 19 batters in two appearances at the 2013 event.

In 6 1/3 innings of work, Bednar allowed three runs on four hits in a no decision. He walked two and struck out seven before leaving the game with a runner on first and one out in the seventh to hand the ball to Landon Sims.

Sims (5-0) went the rest of the way and allowed just one base runner – a ninth-inning hit-by-pitch – and struck out four batters to pick up the win.

Rowdey Jordan and Tanner Allen continued to etch their names into Mississippi State College World Series lore, as the duo sits one-two on the career CWS hits charts entering the championship series. Jordan went 2-for-4 to push his total to 11 hits at the CWS, while Allen now has 10 hits after a 2-for-4 evening at the plate. Allen’s RBI single in the third inning moved his CWS total to seven, which ties him for No. 2 with Jordan Westburg on MSU’s career list.

Logan Tanner also chipped in a pair of hits, while Kellum Clark was on base three times with a single, double and hit-by-pitch. Clark scored one run and reached base in the ninth on the HBP and was pinch ran for by Skinner. In all, eight of nine Diamond Dawgs starters reached base in the game.

For Texas, Tristan Stevens allowed three runs on nine hits over five innings, before Cole Quintianilla threw the final 3 1/3 innings and allowed the one run on two hits. Cam Williams had a pair of hits, which included a two-run home run, and Mike Antico drove in the Longhorns third RBI.

Scoring Recap

Top Second

Ivan Melendez walked to start the frame and Cam Williams homered with one out to give Texas an early lead.

Texas 2, Mississippi State 0

Bottom Third

Kellum Clark started the inning with a double and came in to score on Tanner Allen’s two-out RBI single up the middle.

Texas 2, Mississippi State 1

Top Fifth

A leadoff double by Douglas Hodo III came around to score on a two-out double from Mike Antico.

Texas 3, Mississippi State 1

Bottom Fifth

Brad Cumbest doubled and came in to score when Lane Forsythe hit into a double play.

Texas 3, Mississippi State 2

Bottom Sixth

Four baserunners in the inning netted one run, as Kamren James led off the inning with a walk and came around to score on Logan Tanner’s RBI double.

Mississippi State 3, Texas 3

Bottom Ninth

Clark was hit-by-pitch with one out and Brayland Skinner pinch ran. After Skinner stole second base, Tanner Leggett lined the one-out, RBI single into left-center field.

Mississippi State 4, Texas 3

Up Next

Mississippi State will meet up with Vanderbilt in a best-two-of-three series starting on Monday, June 28 at 6 p.m. on ESPN2. The Bulldogs will be the visiting team in games one and the if necessary game, and will be the home team in game two.

Suns outlast Clippers 84-80, take 3-1 lead in West finals

LOS ANGELES (AP) Neither team could make a shot. The ball bounced crazily on and around the rim, but rarely went in.

In timeouts, the Suns only talked defense. The Clippers deliberately missed free throws in a desperate attempt to retain possession and fire up a 3-pointer.

In the end, former Clipper Chris Paul made clutch free throws on a night when everyone was missing.

Devin Booker scored 25 points before fouling out in the final minute and Phoenix escaped with an 84-80 victory Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

The Suns can advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1993 with a victory Monday night in Phoenix.

“We’re not looking too far ahead,” Booker said.

The Clippers rallied from 0-2 deficits to win against Dallas and Utah and reach the West finals for the first time in franchise history.

“It’s going to be hard and tough, but it has to be one game at a time,” Paul George said. “Play as hard as we can in Game 5.”

The Clippers struggled with poor shooting in all but the third quarter, when they made 10 of 17 shots to pull within three points. They got within one four times in the fourth, but could never take the lead in front of a sellout crowd of 18,222 that hung on every agonizing miss.

“It was a crazy, emotional game,” Paul said.

LA shot 32% (27 of 83) for the game; Phoenix was barely better at 36% (31 of 86). The Clippers, who led the league in 3-point shooting during the regular season, made five; the Suns hit four.

“That was a slugfest,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “It wasn’t Offense 101, for sure.”

Clippers coach Tyronn Lue said, “We had a chance to take the lead on 12 possessions and couldn’t do it. It just wouldn’t fall for us.”

Deandre Ayton added 19 points and a career playoff-high 22 rebounds, and Paul had 18 points and seven assists.

George had 23 points, 16 rebounds and six assists before fouling out with 1 second left. Reggie Jackson added 20 points for the Clippers. Ivica Zubac had 13 points and 14 rebounds.

The Clippers successfully challenged a call in the final minute that led to Booker’s sixth foul. Terance Mann scored and they trailed 79-76.

The final 13 seconds turned into a free-throw shooting contest, with the Suns fouling to try to keep the Clippers off the 3-point line. Paul made 5 of 6. The Clippers were 4 of 8.

With injured Kawhi Leonard again watching from a suite, the Clippers outscored the Suns 30-19 in the third after trailing by 16 in the first half.

Both teams’ offense collapsed in the fourth, when the Suns outscored the Clippers 15-14.

“It was tough because we fought all the way to get it to a one-point game, and we had looks that we normally make all season and they weren’t falling,” Mann said. “The game could have easily went a whole different way if we were hitting those shots.”

Booker picked up his fourth foul early in the fourth, along with a technical for arguing the call. That put George at the line and he made 2 of 3, missing the last one that would have tied the game for the first time. Instead, the Clippers trailed 71-70.

It stayed that way for minutes, with both teams going ice cold.

“At that point, you’re just relying on your defense and mental stamina,” Williams said.

George said, “You just try to play through it and get a breakthrough.”

Paul tossed up an alley-oop pass that Ayton slammed and Booker hit a jumper, keeping the Suns ahead 75-72.

Maddeningly, shots either rimmed out for both teams or hit the rim and bounced away, creating frantic scrambles for loose balls.

“It was a skirmish under the basket with the ball bouncing all over the place,” Williams said.

Paul ran off seven straight points early in the third, dropping his old team into a 13-point hole.

But the Clippers outscored the Suns 20-10 from there and trailed 69-66 heading into the fourth. Phoenix went without a field goal over the final few minutes of the third, when Booker made 4 of 6 free throws.

The Clippers shot 13 of 44 in the first half. None of them could get it going: George and Jackson were 3 of 11 and Marcus Morris was 1 of 6.

Phoenix raced to leads of 14-2 and 20-9 in the first quarter. The Clippers made just one of their first seven shots – a dunk by Zubac. Seven of George’s 11 points in the half came on a 3-pointer and four free throws.

Booker picked up three fouls in the first half, two of them within minutes of each other in the second quarter. At that point, the Suns were up by 16.

Braves’ Soroka tears Achilles tendon again, lost for season

CINCINNATI (AP) Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka is facing season-ending surgery after again tearing his right Achilles tendon.

The Braves said Saturday Soroka suffered the new tear on Thursday while walking to the clubhouse at Truist Park, where he was continuing his rehabilitation while the team is at Cincinnati.

“It was his first day out of the boot,” manager Brian Snitker said before Saturday’s game at Great American Ball Park. “He was just walking. I hate it for him. All signs were a go, until he took that step and felt that pop.”

Soroka now faces his third surgery on the Achilles. The team says the procedure will be scheduled within a week.

There was no timetable for Soroka’s return prior to this latest setback, although Snitker said he was hopeful that he could return by the end of this season. Soroka had not yet started throwing off the mound.

Snitker texted Soroka on Saturday morning after hearing the news and later spoke with him by phone.

“He’s put things in perspective,” Snitker said. “He’s ready for this next journey he’s going to be on. The day it happened, it really punched him in the gut.”

Soroka, who was Atlanta’s opening day starter in 2020, first tore the Achilles in a game against the New York Mets on Aug. 3, 2020. He had season-ending surgery and was working to return this season when he suffered a setback in May which led to a follow-up procedure.

Soroka was again working to return this season before tearing the same Achilles. The Braves say an MRI confirmed the new tear.

Soroka emerged as one of the foundations of the Braves’ rotation in 2019, when he went 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA. The Canadian earned a spot in the All-Star Game, finished second in NL Rookie of the Year balloting and sixth for the Cy Young Award.

News of Soroka’s setback spread through the Braves clubhouse on Saturday.

“They’re all sick for him,” Snitker said.

Luis Castillo strong again as Reds beat Braves 4-1

CINCINNATI (AP) Luis Castillo pitched seven scoreless innings and Jesse Winker homered before departing with a hip injury, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

Castillo (3-10) permitted six hits, struck out six and walked two while improving to 2-2 with a 1.71 ERA in five June starts. The right-hander posted a 7.22 ERA through his first 11 starts of the year.

“His stuff was electric,” Reds manager David Bell said, “but so was his attack.”

Winker was 0 for 7 in the series before connecting for his 18th homer in the first. He grounded out to end the fifth and then left the game.

He was diagnosed with a right hip contusion and replaced by Shogo Akiyama.

“My hip was tightening up a little bit,” Winker said. “I am fine. I’d like to see how it feels tomorrow before I say I can play.”

Winker might have aggravated his hip making a diving attempt for Ronald Acuna Jr.’s double in the third.

Nick Castellanos extended his home hitting streak to 18 games with an RBI double in the third. Joey Votto added an RBI single, and Tyler Stephenson went deep in the eighth.

Atlanta right-hander Ian Anderson (5-4) allowed five hits, struck out nine and walked one in six innings. Anderson pitched six scoreless innings against the Reds in last year’s NL Wild Card series.

“He did a good job, it’s a tough offense to navigate,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “He pitched well enough to win.”

The Reds’ defense helped Castillo when Jonathan India threw out Guillermo Heredia trying to score from first on William Contreras’ double to end the sixth.

Stephenson homered off Edgar Santana. It was his third career pinch-hit homer.

Amir Garrett got three outs for his fifth save.

The Braves are 2 for 18 with runners in scoring position in the series, after going 1 for 8 on Saturday.

“We’ve putting up good ABs,” said third baseman Austin Riley, who lined out to end the third with runners at first and third. “It’s frustrating. Mine, first and third, line drive to third base. What can you do?”

The Braves left 10 runners on base.

“We’re having a hard time stringing hits together,” Snitker said. “We’re making good contact.”

Cody Bellinger blasts game-ending HR, Dodgers beat Cubs 3-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) Cody Bellinger has spent more time on the injured list than on the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lineup card this season. Even when healthy, the 2019 NL MVP has been batting .217 with little to celebrate.

One major swing against the Chicago Cubs just might put Bellinger back on track.

Bellinger homered with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Dodgers beat the Cubs 3-2 Saturday night for their first walk-off victory of the season.

Two innings after Bellinger came on as a defensive substitution in a double switch, he crushed a 422-foot solo shot to center off Keegan Thompson (3-2). Just about everybody but Bellinger knew it was gone.

“I knew I hit it well,” Bellinger said of his third career game-ending homer. “But I haven’t hit too many this year, so I wasn’t sure.”

The rest of the Dodgers were more excited about Bellinger’s possible breakthrough, because they know what he went through to get there over the past three months.

Bellinger missed nearly eight weeks with a hairline break in his leg after getting hurt in the season-opening series in Oakland. After another stint on the injured list this month with a hamstring problem, he had just one hit in three games back, prompting manager Dave Roberts to keep him out of the starting lineup.

“It’s big. It’s real,” Roberts said. “We as coaches or teammates can say, `Hey man, you’re going to be there when you’re ready to go.’ But as a player, I think you want to feel you’re pulling your weight. … For him to get that hit, I think it was big for all of us.”

Bellinger made a difficult catch on Joc Pederson’s line drive to center in the top of the ninth, and then he hit his second homer of the year, setting off a celebration for the defending World Series champions.

“It’s not that I’m, like, searching for a big moment,” Bellinger said. “Just playing the game, and if you’re in those moments, then you’re in that moment and you just want to perform and succeed and help the team win.”

After Max Muncy and Justin Turner each drove in a run in the first inning, the Dodgers made 26 outs before Bellinger’s blast. One night after snapping a four-game skid, Los Angeles won for the second time since four Cubs pitchers combined for a no-hitter at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night.

David Price (3-0) got two outs in the ninth while pitching for the third consecutive day.

Julio Urias racked up a career-high 12 strikeouts while pitching five-hit ball into the sixth inning for the Dodgers.

Anthony Rizzo homered for the Cubs. Alec Mills yielded eight hits in four rocky innings, but just two runs – none after his first three batters.

“I didn’t have my best stuff today,” Mills said. “Kind of was in and out of knowing where it was going, to be honest. … Given the situation, to go four innings and only give up two with the kind of stuff I had was obviously a little bit of a success.”

Mookie Betts led off the game with a double, and Muncy doubled him home before scoring on Turner’s single.

Urias got off to an outstanding start to the season, but the Dodgers’ World Series-clinching hero came into Saturday hoping to end a decline in effectiveness over the past month.

“He looked fantastic,” Roberts said of Urias. “He was fantastic.”

The left-hander yielded just one hit in the first three innings, but Rizzo homered to right on Urias’ first pitch of the fourth, blistering a high fastball on the ninth anniversary of the three-time All-Star’s Cubs debut.

Ian Happ tied it with an RBI double in the fifth after batting for Mills.

Short, Mize help Tigers snap Astros’ winning streak at 11

DETROIT (AP) Zack Short’s first home run in the majors broke a fifth-inning tie and helped Casey Mize and the Detroit Tigers snap the Houston Astros’ 11-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory to open Saturday’s doubleheader.

“I knew I hit it pretty well, but I saw (right fielder Kyle) Tucker getting ready to jump,” Short said. “When he didn’t get it, I definitely blacked out. That’s an incredible feeling.”

The Astros were trying to tie the franchise record of 12 wins in a row. They got off to a good start, as Jose Altuve began the game with a single and took third on Michael Brantley’s single.

“We’ve been scoring a lot of runs lately, and we had a chance to get off to the races again there,” Astros manager Dusty Baker said. “We had some pretty good hitters coming up, too.”

Mize, though, struck out Yuli Gurriel and Yordan Alvarez before retiring Carlos Correa on a comebacker.

Tigers manager A.J. Hinch wasn’t surprised that his young ace escaped the inning.

“He’s a really good pitcher — we know what he’s capable of doing,” Hinch said. “He didn’t worry about the runner at third, he went right after Yuli and Alvarez and still had to get Carlos.”

Mize (5-4) improved to 2-0 in his last four starts, giving up one run on six hits and two walks in six innings. He struck out five to beat the Astros for the second time this season.

“I had some success down there against them, so I’ve been watching that start back,” he said. “I had a lot of success with my splitter against them, so I used that a lot today.”

Jose Cisnero pitched the seventh for his third save.

Short, called up as Detroit’s 27th man for the doubleheader, had his first career extra-base hit on a third-inning double, then homered off Framber Valdez in the fifth.

“We know we can trust Zack in the field and he’s got some pop,” Hinch said. “He isn’t always going to be going back after days like this.”

Valdez (4-1) lost for the first time in six starts this season, allowing three runs on six hits in a six-inning complete game. He struck out six without walking a hitter.

Guerrero hits 26th homer, Blue Jays beat Orioles 12-4

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his major league-leading 26th home run, Teoscar Hernandez and Randal Grichuk also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays breezed past the Baltimore Orioles 12-4 Saturday.

Guerrero edged ahead of San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr. for the most homers this year.

Guerrero homered during a four-run burst in the third inning that also included Bo Bichette’s RBI double and Hernandez’s homer.

Grichuk hit a three-run homer in the fifth. Toronto scored four runs apiece in the third, fifth and sixth innings en route to winning its sixth of seven games.

Grichuk, who drove in four runs, and Bichette each had three hits of Toronto’s 15 hits.

Pedro Severino and Cedric Mullins each had two RBIs for Baltimore, which lost for the 15th time in 17 games and dropped its 21st of 22 road games. The Orioles snapped a 20-game road losing streak on Friday.

Hyun Jin Ryu (7-4) allowed seven hits over 6 2/3 innings, but yielded only two singles through the first six innings, during which he threw an economical 62 pitches.

Ryu was tagged for four runs on five hits in the seventh inning when he delivered 29 pitches.

Keegan Akin (0-4) allowed six runs in 4 1/3 innings. Konner Wade. a 29-year old journeyman, allowed six runs in 1 2/3 innings, and Alexander Wells, a 24-year old Australian, worked two scoreless innings in their major league debuts.

An MLB-high 10 Orioles have made their first big league appearances this season.

Wainwright helps Cardinals end 5-game skid, tops Pirates 3-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright pitched into the seventh inning, Paul Goldschmidt and Paul DeJong hit solo home runs and the St. Louis Cardinals ended a five-game losing streak, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 Saturday.

The 39-year-old Wainwright (6-5) again stepped up as the Cardinals’ stopper. Since June 9, he has broken St. Louis skids of six, three, two and five games.

“When things are going bad, you have to keep fighting,” Wainwright said. “You have to expect things to turn around. When you give up is when it doesn’t turn around. We have quality big league players who have won before. When you stop believing is when it’s not possible.”

Wainwright allowed one run and six hits, and was pulled after giving up a leadoff single in the seventh. He struck out eight and walked one.

“I like going out and pitching and competing. I like having something on the line,” Wainwright said. “I seem to excel in those situations most of the time. I like those spots. I like pressure. I get along great with pressure. If you’re not used to pressure, this is the wrong occupation for you. We needed a win today.”

Now in his 16th major league season, he has gone into the seventh inning in eight of his last 12 starts. Wainwright improved to 18-7 in 43 career outings against the Pirates, including 38 starts.

“We saw the breaking ball. He was able to execute it ahead of and behind in the count,” Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said about Wainwright. “That’s what gave us a little bit of fits. He did a nice job of keeping us off balanced. This guy continues to redeem himself. It’s a credit to him on how he takes care of himself. It’s extremely impressive.”

Genesis Cabrera, Giovanny Gallegos and Alex Reyes each pitched a scoreless inning in relief. Reyes had a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 18 opportunities.

“The guys were in the right spots and they brought it home,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said.

JT Brubaker (4-7) gave up three runs on six hits in six innings.

“He did not have hit best stuff today,” Shelton said. ” Gave up two solo homers. He had to battle throughout the entire game. The fact that he was able to give us six innings and that’s a another sign this guy is going to be a good major league starter.”

Yadier Molina had two hits and drove in the other St. Louis run.

The Cardinals entered the game having dropped seven of eight and 18 of their past 24 games. The win snapped a 10-game losing streak to NL Central teams.

DeJong, back in the starting lineup after not playing Friday, put St. Louis ahead 2-0 with a solo home run in the second inning. The Cardinals scored in the first inning on a two-out RBI single by Molina.

“I’m just trying to help my team whenever I can,” DeJong said. “We got it done today and it feels good. I’m looking to drive the ball. It’s in my natural ability. I don’t have to do anything extra.”

Pittsburgh cut the lead to 2-1 when Gregory Polanco led off the fourth with a home run.

Goldschmidt, who also singled and drew a walk, hit a 470-foot homer to center field in the fifth.

“I hit it good and it carried out there,” Goldschmidt said. “We’re trying to find a way to score some runs and win some games.”

In his previous at-bat, Goldschmidt just missed a homer as he flied out to the wall.

“That was just a four-seamer up and away,” Brubaker said about the home-run pitch to Goldschmidt. “He ambushed it. I wasn’t expecting it. I wasn’t just trying to lay a fastball in there, either. It was more of a surprising swing that he just hopped on. “

Watson, Hickok tie for 54-hole Travelers lead at 10 under

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) Three-time Travelers champion Bubba Watson picked up three strokes on Kramer Hickok over the final two holes, shooting a 2-under 68 on Saturday at TPC River Highlands to pull into a tie for the lead with the minor league tour regular at 10-under par.

Hickock, who has never won on the PGA Tour, was 12 under – two strokes ahead of Jason Day and three in front of Watson – heading to the 17th before flying the green and missing a 10-foot par putt. He was still a stroke ahead of the final pairing before three-putting from 8 feet on No. 18 to finish with a 68 and fall back into a tie.

“I’ve been in contention before,” said Hickok, who has won on the Korn Ferry Tour and the Canadian Mackenzie Tour. “I know those nerves are going to be there. It’s just embracing those nerves, not trying to fight it. I thought I’d be a lot more nervous than I am.”

Watson birdied No. 17 to move to 10 under and then missed a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 18. Day, the overnight leader, putted past the hole from 22 feet for a bogey to finish at 70 and minus-9, tied for third place with Cameron Smith (66) and Russell Henley (68).

Three players were another stroke back.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson, who birdied the last two holes on Friday to make the cut on the number, shot 65 to climb into a tie for ninth at minus-7. The former world No. 1 reached the clubhouse just two strokes off Day’s 36-hole lead.

“To birdie the last two yesterday to make the cut, which I definitely wanted to be here for the weekend, and obviously go out today and shoot a nice score, it was good,” he said. “So I feel like the game is coming around.”

Johnson shot 61 on Saturday last year to move from a tie for 20th into second, two strokes behind leader Brendan Todd. His victory was his first in 490 days; a win on Sunday would give him his first victory of 2021.

Watson won the tournament in 2010, `15 and ’18.

Abraham Ancer made a hole-in-one on the 180-yard eighth hole. It was his second straight year with an ace at TPC River Highlands. He had a 1 on the 169-yard 16th hole in the first round last year, when he tied for 11th.

Mark Hubbard took some time out from his round to help a wayward turtle find its way back to a pond after it had wandered onto the eighth green. “He’s out there playing lift, clean and place,” announcer Jim Nantz said on the broadcast.

Korda, Salas pull away and share the lead in Women’s PGA

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) Lizette Salas spent much of her time Saturday looking at Nelly Korda ahead of her in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

In the fairway, not on the leaderboard.

Korda blasted a drive on the opening hole at Atlanta Athletic Club and hit 9-iron to 4 feet. Salas hit 7-wood to the middle of the green and holed a 45-foot birdie putt to match her.

It was like that throughout the front nine, where Salas turned a one-shot deficit into a two-shot lead until Korda finally caught up to her on the back nine.

Salas had a third straight 5-under 67. Korda had a 68. They were tied for the lead at 15-under 201, five shots clear of anyone else.

“Lizette was rolling in some nice ones today and I told myself, `I’ve got to hit it close to even keep up with her,'” Korda said. “When you get into that mindset of kind of egging each other on, it’s fun, but it’s also nerve-racking.”

Two very different games ultimately led to the same score. The one commonality is both are chasing their first major championship Sunday.

At stake for Korda is a chance to reach No. 1 in the world.

Salas relied on precision and big putts to make up for a big power gap against Korda. She was close to flawless on the front nine with a 30 until her first bogey of the tournament on No. 10 slowed her momentum .

Korda, the 22-year-old coming off a victory last week on the LPGA Tour, played bogey-free but failed to use her length to capitalize on the par 5s on the back nine.

“Knowing that I’m not the longest hitter, I think I’m used to that,” Salas said. “I think I’m just so comfortable in saying, `You know what? I’m going to hit first,’ and knowing my game. … Let’s just play boring golf and let’s give ourselves good looks at birdie.”

They were five shots ahead of a trio that includes Patty Tavatanakit, the Thai star who won the first LPGA Tour major of the year at the ANA Inspiration. Tavatanakit ran off four straight birdies toward the end of her round for a 65.

Joining her five shots behind were Giulia Molinaro of Italy (66) and Celine Boutier of France, who had a 69 while playing in the final group with the co-leaders.

Boutier had reason to think she was out of the tournament when she fell nine shots behind as the group was approaching the turn. She was playing fine. It’s just that Salas was playing out of this world, and Korda was close to the same.

Salas, who began the week by sharing her emotional struggles of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, began her round by holing that 45-foot putt across the green. After a wedge to 3 feet for a birdie on the par-5 second, she drained a 35-foot birdie putt on No. 3.

That was set up by another fairway metal. Korda was constantly some 35 yards beyond her off the tee, hitting short irons when Salas was hitting hybrids and fairway metals. It’s a wonder her caddie, John Killeen, didn’t lose any head covers.

No matter. The 31-year-old Californian couldn’t miss. She brought a U.S. Open game – fairways and greens, nothing fancy – to the Women’s PGA and it worked.

Salas took the lead for the first time with a 5-hybrid into 25 feet and another long birdie putt on the par-3 seventh, and she hit a 4-hybrid into 12 feet into No. 8, a hole that yielded only eight birdies the entire round.

“I didn’t realize I shot 30 until I signed my scorecard,” Salas said. “Obviously, it’s fun when you play like that. I think it’s good momentum going into tomorrow.”

But after 45 holes without a bogey to start this major, Salas caught a tough lie on the edge of a fairway bunker left of the 10th feet, the ball above her feet as she tried to find balance on either a slope or in the sand. She played short, hit a weak wedge and two-putted from 25 feet.

Korda caught her with a birdie on the 13th, and they both made pars coming in.

Tavatanakit never lost hope even as she fell 10 shots behind, even after her driver cracking in the first round and two subsequent days trying – and failing – to find a replacement she could trust. The former UCLA star made up ground in the final hour with four straight birdies, including her 6-iron to 10 feet on the tough par-3 15th.

“I was just trying to go left, then I pushed one right and I was like, `For God’s sakes just carry that water.’ And I did it, and it ended up real being really close.”

It’s different from her victory at the ANA Inspiration, where she started the final round with a five-shot lead.

“Not going to lie, I like chasing more than I love having the lead,” she said. “I have something to look forward to or just look up to all the the time. Regardless of what what happens tomorrow, I feel like I already have a solid week, considering my situation with the driver. I feel like I really have proved to myself that I can play out here under any circumstances.”

Report: Browns’ extension talks with Mayfield could stretch into fall

The Cleveland Browns and quarterback Baker Mayfield don’t appear close to agreeing on a new contract.

Mayfield’s agents have yet to engage in substantive talks with Cleveland regarding an extension, and talks could stretch into October, Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot reports.

The two sides have not exchanged proposals, but there’s no sense of urgency to finalize an agreement before the start of training camp or the regular season, Cabot adds.

Mayfield recently said he was in “no rush” to complete a new deal and would prioritize finding success on the field.

The Browns already picked up the former first overall pick’s fifth-year option for 2022, and the club is also working on extensions for cornerback Denzel Ward and running back Nick Chubb.

Mayfield joins fellow 2018 first-rounders, Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens, in seeking a lucrative second deal.

Blackhawks discussed video coach’s alleged sexual abuse in 2010

The Chicago Blackhawks’ management group held a meeting during the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Playoffs to discuss players’ accusations about video coach Bradley Aldrich sexually assaulting them.

Former Blackhawks associate coach John Torchetti confirmed the events to TSN’s Rick Westhead on Friday, while adding the team chose not to take further action.

Torchetti – who was the club’s second-highest-ranking coach from 2007-2010 – revealed the players informed then-skills coach Paul Vincent, who went to management to tell the executives what the players said Aldrich had done.

Vincent said two of Chicago’s players told him Aldrich had abused them around the time of Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on May 16, 2010. One day after Vincent asked team sports psychologist James Gary to discuss the matter, the two men met with team president John McDonough, general manager Stan Bowman, and vice-president of hockey operations Al MacIssac. Vincent wanted them to take the allegations to the Chicago Police Department’s sex crimes unit, but they declined.

In May, an unnamed former Blackhawks player sued the organization, claiming Aldrich sexually assaulted him and a teammate. The player said he mentioned it to a team-employed sports psychologist, who told him it had been his own fault.

In early June, a former high school hockey player in Michigan also sued the franchise, claiming Aldrich sexually assaulted him in 2013. The former high school player said the team gave Aldrich a positive job reference letter despite knowing Chicago players had accused the video coach of committing sexual assault, according to Westhead.

That former player added that the club’s letter had allowed Aldrich to get the job at the high school where the former player said the video coach assaulted him.

On Friday, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Athletic’s Mark Lazerus, Katie Strang, and Scott Powers the league had talked to Chicago about the matter but was not investigating the team.

Aldrich is no longer in the Blackhawks organization.

Larson’s flat tire on final turn gifts Bowman victory at Pocono

A flat tire kept Kyle Larson out of NASCAR’s history books.

Larson was denied his fourth straight victory due to a flat tire on the final turn, allowing Alex Bowman to steal the checkered flag at the Pocono Organics CBD 325 at Pocono Raceway.

Bowman had grabbed the lead out of a restart with 20 laps to go and maintained his narrow lead until Larson finally passed him with four laps left. Larson then pulled away and appeared to be cruising to the finish line until the flat.

No Cup Series driver has won four straight races since 2007.

“Disbelief, still,” Larson said after the race, according to The Associated Press. “… I felt something in the middle of the tunnel. I wasn’t sure what it was yet. It kind of shredded the tire.”

Bowman’s surprising triumph over his Hendrick Motorsports teammate was his third of the 2021 season and Hendrick’s team-record sixth straight victory.

The 28-year-old won by less than a second over second-place Kyle Busch. William Byron, Denny Hamlin, and Ryan Blaney rounded out the top five, while Larson had to settle for a ninth-place finish.

Alaphilippe wins crash-marred first stage of Tour de France

LANDERNEAU, France (AP) The mass return of Tour de France fans coincided with chaos and crashes while world champion Julian Alaphilippe avoided most of the carnage to win the opening stage with a punchy attack on Saturday.

The Frenchman was involved in the first pileup caused by a fan that took down a large part of the peloton but he remained on his bike. He surged ahead of the main pack in the final steep climb leading to the finish in Landerneau, crossing the line with an eight-second lead over Michael Matthews. Last year’s runner-up, Primoz Roglic, took third.

With France coming to life again and nearly all coronavirus restrictions lifted, the Tour got underway from the western port city of Brest in a festive atmosphere, returning to its traditional slot in the calendar after last year’s edition was pushed back to September because of the pandemic.

Throughout the day, enthusiastic fans took to the streets of picturesque villages and thousands of them lined the verdant roads of the Brittany countryside. But some were also careless.

The first big spill was caused by a fan who brandished a cardboard sign and leaned into the path of veteran rider Tony Martin, who fell off his bike and took many others down in his slipstream. The Tour cautioned fans to “respect the safety of the riders” and “Don’t risk everything for a photo or to get on television!”

The second pileup involved dozens of competitors – including four-time Tour champion Chris Froome – riding at full speed near the finish.

“It was stressful,” former Tour champion Geraint Thomas said. “I was just concentrating on staying on my bike basically. Happy to get through it.”

The battle for the stage win started just afterward in the Fosse aux Loups, a three-kilometer ascent that includes a 14% gradient. On a ground perfectly suited to his punchy style, Alaphilippe was untouchable.

He made his move with two kilometers left to leave behind odds-on Tour favorites Roglic and defending champion Tadej Pogacar.

“I can already say that my Tour is a success,” Alaphilippe said.

He became the third French world champion to take the yellow jersey on the opening day of the race after Georges Speicher in 1934 and Bernard Hinault in 1981.

Alaphillipe wore the yellow jersey for 14 days two years ago and had it for three more stages last year. He recently became a father and put his thumb in his mouth in celebration as he crossed the finish line.

“It’s huge to share that with my family. I miss them,” he said. “I did my best for them and to enjoy the moment myself. Swapping the rainbow jersey for the yellow jersey.”

Thanks to the time bonus, Alaphilippe has a 12-second lead on Matthews in the general classification, with Roglic in third, two seconds further back. Pogacar is in sixth place, 18 seconds behind Alaphilippe.

“I’m glad the first day is over and we’ll hope for a calmer stage tomorrow,” Pogacar said after claiming the white jersey for the best young rider. “But after what we saw with all the crashes there’s not much to celebrate.”

Thomas finished the stage in 10th place and limited his overall losses to 18 seconds but two of his top aides, Tao Geoghegan Hart and Richie Porte, were held up by the first crash and were caught up in the second. Porte dropped 2 minutes, 26 seconds, while Geoghegan Hart was 5:43 down.

The first stage was a 198-kilometer (123-mile) trek.

Federer unsure about Olympics; will reassess after Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Roger Federer is still not sure whether he will compete at the Tokyo Olympics, saying Saturday that he and his team plan to “reassess the situation after Wimbledon.”

Speaking to reporters in a video conference from the All England Club before the grass-court Grand Slam tournament begins Monday, Federer said that how things go over the coming fortnight will affect his plans for the next couple of months.

“Obviously, if I play really good here or really bad, I think it has an impact on how everything might look for the summer,” he said. “Still, my feeling is I would like to go to the Olympics. I would like to play as many tournaments as possible. But I think we decided now let’s just get through Wimbledon, sit down as a team, and then decide where we go from there.”

Wimbledon ends July 11. The Tokyo Games – which were postponed a year because of the coronavirus pandemic – are scheduled to open on July 23.

At least two top men’s tennis players will not be at Wimbledon or in Japan: Rafael Nadal, who said his body needs to rest and recover, and Dominic Thiem, who recently injured his right wrist.

Federer, who shares the men’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles with Nadal, has won two Olympic medals for Switzerland: a silver in singles at the 2012 London Games, which held the tennis competition at the All England Club, and a gold in doubles with Stan Wawrinka at the 2008 Beijing Games.

Federer sat out the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of a left knee injury.

He missed most of last season while having two operations on his right knee and heads into Wimbledon, where he has won eight championships, having played a total of merely eight matches in 2021.

His 40th birthday is approaching on Aug. 8, and Federer said that changes the calculus when it comes to figuring out a schedule, too.

“In previous years, it was definitely easier,” Federer said. “At the moment, things are not as simple as in the past. With age, you have to be more selective. You can’t play it all.”

PURDUE FOOTBALL: BOILERMAKERS GET TWO MORE COMMITMENTS

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Purdue Head Coach Jeff Brohm continues his busy summer by receiving two more commitments including Texas DL  J.P. Deeter and RB Kentrell Marks from the Cleveland area. Over the last two days Purdue has received four commitments. Other schools interested in Deeter  were Memphis, Oregon State, Stanford and Washington State.

Deeter (6’4” 265) plays DT and DE for Manvel (Texas), Marks (6’1” 190) attended Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights, Ohio. Marks scored 23 touchdowns and rushed for 1,470 yards in 2020 during an eight-game season. He was named the Great Lakes Conference Player of the Year. Other schools recruiting Marks included Kentucky, Marshall, Pittsburgh, Iowa State, Michigan State and Cincinnati.

PURDUE TRACK: Winger Headed to Fourth Olympics

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue track & field alumna Kara (Patterson) Winger qualified for her fourth Olympic Games in the javelin at the U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Winger was second overall in the javelin throw on Saturday with a season-best throw of 61.47 meters. The mark came on her first of six throws in the final. Winger was one of just two athletes to have a throw of at least 60.00 meters, which she recorded on four of her six attempts.

A 2009 Purdue graduate, Winger is the second current or former Purdue track & field athlete to officially qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, joining fellow alumnus Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, who will compete for Nigeria in the shot put.

The 2020 Tokyo games will be Winger’s fourth, along with 2008, 2012 and 2016. She owns the Purdue record (61.56m in 2008) in the javelin and held the American record (66.67m in 2010). At the NCAA Championships, Winger won silver in 2009 and was fifth in 2008, and she is a two-time Big Ten Outdoor Athlete of the Year. She won Big Ten javelin titles in 2005, 2008 and 2009. Winger is an eight-time USATF national champion and has competed at five IAAF World Championships.

Along with Winger and Enekwechi, five other Boilermakers are competing at their respective country’s Olympic Trials from June 19-28. This weekend, senior Samson Colebrooke, junior Tamar Greene and Purdue alums Devynne Charlton and Kinard Rolle are participating in the Bahamas Olympic Trial. Freshman Marcellus Moore ran in the 100-meters at the U.S. Olympic Trials last weekend, where he was 17th overall in 10.14w seconds.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1911       The Red Sox lose their protest about A’s Stuffy McInnis hitting a ‘warm-up’ pitch homer, but the event causes a rule change. Warm-up pitches no longer end when a player steps into the box.

1930       At Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, Jack Quinn becomes the oldest player to hit a home run in major league history. The A’s relief pitcher is nine days shy of his 47th birthday when he connects off Chad Kimsey for a solo shot, leading off the sixth inning in the team’s 8-3 victory over the Browns.

1939       In front of 2,457 fans at Braves Field, the Dodgers, with Whit Wyatt pitching the first 16 frames, and Boston plays 23 innings in a game that ends in a 2-2 tie when plate umpire Babe Pinelli called the five-hour and 15-minute contest at 8:15 pm due to darkness. The same teams at the same field played 26 innings to a 1-1 tie in 1920.

1940       To honor the lyricist of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, the Dodgers celebrate Jack Norworth Day at Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field. The songwriter and his partner Albert Von Tilzer, who wrote the music, had never seen a game when they created the song in 1908.

1958       At Comiskey Park, White Sox hurler Billy Pierce retires 26 consecutive batters before pinch-hitter Ed Fitzgerald doubles weakly inside the right-field line for the Senators’ only hit. The 31 year-old southpaw goes on to strike out Albie Pearson on three pitches to one-hit Washington, 3-0, en route to completing his third consecutive shutout.

1962       Monroe High School standout Ed Kranepool, who was an Opening Day guest seated in the owners’ box with Mrs. Joan Payson and M. Donald Grant, signs a contract that includes an $85,000 bonus, as an amateur free agent with the Mets. The 17 year-old Bronx teenager will spend his entire 18-year career with the expansion team, establishing franchise records for hits, plate appearances, and games played.

1963       Tigers first baseman Norm Cash plays an entire game without recording a put out in the team’s 10-6 loss to the Twins at Minnesota’s Metropolitan Stadium. Six strikeouts, sixteen balls caught in the air, and two fielder choices account for the 24 outs made by the home team.

1964       Max Alvis is stricken with a bout of spinal meningitis, which will sideline the Indians’ everyday third baseman for six weeks. The Jasper, Texas native will rebound nicely, making the American League All-Star team next season and in 1967.

1967       Al Kaline breaks his hand as he slams his bat into the bat rack after being struck out by Sam McDowell. The future Hall of Famer (1980) will miss 28 games for the second-place Tigers.

1972       Making his last career start, Wade Blasingame’s American League debut for the Yankees is an inauspicious one when the Tigers go deep three consecutive times in the bottom of the first inning. The first frame fireworks by Aurelio Rodriguez, Al Kaline, and Willie Horton power Detroit over New York, 5-2.

1973       In the Cardinals’ 15-4 rout of the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium, Joe Torre hits for the cycle. The St. Louis first baseman accomplishes the feat with a first-inning double, a home run in the third, a triple in the fourth, and a single with two outs in the ninth.

1973       In the opener of a twin bill at Shea Stadium, Buzz Capra pitches four innings of no-hit relief against the Phillies to get the save for starter George Stone as the Mets beat the Phillies, 7-6. A few hours earlier, the 25 year-old right-handed reliever had attended his dad’s funeral in Illinois.

1973       Twenty days after pitching his high school team to a state championship, Rangers’ rookie David Clyde pitches five innings, strikes out eight, and allows just one hit in his first major league start as Texas defeats the Twins, 4-3. A crowd of 35,698 fans, the first sellout at Arlington Stadium, sees the debut of the 18 year-old phenom, $125,000 bonus baby.

1977       Willie McCovey becomes the first major leaguer to hit two homers in the same frame twice in his career when he smashes a solo shot and a grand slam in the Giants’ ten-run sixth inning at Riverfront Park. The San Francisco first baseman, who also accomplished the feat in the first week of the 1973 season, home run heroics contributes to the team’s 14-9 victory over Cincinnati.

1977       After offering the job to Twins legend Harmon Killebrew, the Rangers hire Billy Hunter as the team’s manager, making him the club’s fourth skipper in this week. Texas had replaced the fired Frank Lucchesi with Eddie Stanky, who left after one game due to homesickness, resulting in third base coach Connie Ryan, who refused to assume the position full-time, becoming the interim manager for six games.

1980       Dodger southpaw Jerry Reuss, facing only 28 batters, no-hits the Giants at Candlestick Park, 8-0. Shortstop Bill Russell’s errant throw on Jack Clark’s grounder with two outs in the first inning deprives the 31 year-old left-hander of tossing a perfect game.

1982       The Braves tie a major league mark with seven double plays in the team’s 2-0 victory over Cincinnati. Atlanta turns four twin killings in the first four frames of the 14 inning Riverfront Stadium contest.

1984       After swiping second and third base, Dusty Baker, who had pilfered only one bag this season, completes his stolen base cycle when he steals home in the Giants’ 14-9 victory over Cincinnati at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco right fielder’s third-inning thievery comes off three different hurlers pitching to Reds’ catcher Brad Gulden.

1986       The Reds catch Robby Thompson four times trying to steal a base, setting a major league record for nailing the same player in one game. The second baseman’s futile attempts don’t matter when the Giants beat Cincinnati, 7-6, in the 12-inning contest played at Riverfront Stadium.

1987       Freshman first baseman Mark McGwire hits three homers and drives in five runs, helping the A’s defeat the Indians, 13-3. ‘Big Mac’ will finish the season with 49 round-trippers, far surpassing the rookie record of 38, once shared by Frank Robinson and Wally Berger.

1993       Anthony Young sets a major league record when he drops his 24th straight decision, a 5-3 Mets loss to St. Louis at Shea Stadium. The hard-luck New York right-hander, who surpasses the mark established by Boston Dove hurler Cliff Curtis in 1911, will extend the dubious streak to 27 consecutive defeats before winning a game. (Ed. Note – Sadly, AY will die on this date in 2017 at the age of 51, losing his battle to brain cancer. – LP)

1999       The Mariners beat the Rangers, 5-2, in the 1,765th and last major league game to be played at the Kingdome. The final contest, attended by In front of 56,530 fans at ‘the Accident on the Occidental,’ features a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning by Ken Griffey, Jr., who also makes an astounding over-the-fence catch to rob Juan Gonzalez of a three-run round-tripper.

2002       In the hunt for a playoff spot, the Expos acquire the Indians #1 starter, right-hander Bartolo Colon, along with Tim Drew as part of a six-player deal, which sends first baseman Lee Stevens and three minor league prospects, and cash to Cleveland. Montreal’s farmhands, infielder Brandon Phillips, southpaw Cliff Lee, and outfielder Grady Sizemore, will all become major league All-Stars.

2003       In the 50-minute bottom of the first inning at Fenway Park against the Marlins, the Red Sox establish a major league record by scoring ten runs before making an out. Leadoff hitter Johnny Damon, with a single, double, and triple, ties a major league mark with three hits in an inning as the home team equals an American League record for most runs in the first frame with 14.

2008       In a 15-6 Mets victory over the Yankees at the Stadium, Carlos Delgado, with a double, three-run homer, and a grand slam, establishes a new team record with 9 RBIs in one game. The first baseman, who breaks Dave Kingman’s 1976 club mark, also surpasses Sky King on the all-time home run list with the first of his two homers, moving into 34th place with his 443rd career round-tripper.

2010       Josh Hamilton hammers the longest home run to date at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington when he sends a pitch 485 feet over the right-center field wall. The Texas outfielder’s second-inning two-run round-tripper off Roy Oswald contributes to the team’s 10-1 rout of the Astros.

2010       In a surprising swap between last-place teams, the Indians send Russell Branyan back to the Mariners in exchange for Class AAA outfielder Ezequiel Carrera and shortstop Juan Diaz. The trade allows the Tribe to put Matt LaPorta, a highly touted rookie acquired from Milwaukee in the trade for CC Sabathia two years ago, at first base, and for Seattle, the move signals that GM Jack Zduriencik wants his players to know that winning is still a priority for the under-achieving M’s.

2010       Phillies southpaw Jamie Moyer surpasses Hall of Famer Robin Roberts for allowing the most home runs in a career. In his 11-2 victory over Toronto, the 47 year-old starter gives up a two-run homer to Vernon Wells in the third inning, yielding his record-breaking 506th gopher ball.

2010       In the fifth inning of an eventual 2-1 Rays’ loss to Arizona, Evan Longoria confronts B.J. Upton in the dugout after the outfielder doesn’t appear to hustle after Rusty Ryal’s deep drive to left-center field, allowing the hit to become a triple. The nose-to-nose exchange becomes heated, and Upton, who takes exception to his third baseman’s criticism, needs to be restrained by teammates.

2011       The Dodgers seek bankruptcy protection in a Delaware court, citing MLB’s refusal to sign off on a transaction that would provide the team with $385 million. Although there will be no disruptions for the team, the filing Chapter 11 permits the Dodgers to use $150 million for daily operations, giving owner Frank McCourt time to seek a media deal that will ensure the club’s long-term financial stability.

2016       At Great American Ball Park, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant becomes the third major leaguer to collect five extra-base hits in one contest and first with three home runs and two doubles. The 24 year-old Chicago infielder’s offensive output joins the ranks of Ranger outfielder Josh Hamilton (Camden Yards, 2012) and Braves first baseman Joe Adcock (Ebbets Field, 1954), who both hit four homers and a double to accomplish the feat.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay4731.60323 – 1524 – 1621 – 115 – 413 – 144 – 6W 4
Boston4631.5970.522 – 1724 – 1420 – 108 – 68 – 136 – 4W 2
NY Yankees4036.526621 – 1819 – 1817 – 2313 – 67 – 36 – 4L 2
Toronto3936.5206.515 – 1724 – 1916 – 184 – 66 – 106 – 4W 1
Baltimore2453.31222.512 – 2612 – 2710 – 224 – 138 – 112 – 8L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox4431.58727 – 1317 – 1810 – 724 – 126 – 93 – 7L 1
Cleveland4132.562220 – 1321 – 197 – 722 – 135 – 56 – 4L 1
Kansas City3342.4401118 – 1915 – 238 – 815 – 235 – 103 – 7L 4
Detroit3344.4291218 – 2115 – 234 – 514 – 2410 – 105 – 5L 1
Minnesota3243.4271216 – 2316 – 206 – 713 – 169 – 166 – 4W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston4829.62326 – 1322 – 1615 – 78 – 523 – 129 – 1W 1
Oakland4633.582325 – 1821 – 1512 – 1112 – 215 – 154 – 6L 2
Seattle4037.519824 – 1616 – 2110 – 511 – 1215 – 128 – 2W 1
LA Angels3640.47411.521 – 1915 – 213 – 913 – 714 – 203 – 7L 5
Texas2948.3771919 – 2110 – 2711 – 106 – 910 – 184 – 6W 2
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets4032.55624 – 1016 – 2218 – 145 – 614 – 65 – 5W 1
Washington3638.486521 – 1815 – 2015 – 169 – 106 – 87 – 3L 2
Atlanta3640.474620 – 2016 – 2017 – 2014 – 73 – 35 – 5L 1
Philadelphia3539.473621 – 1414 – 2518 – 219 – 44 – 83 – 7L 1
Miami3343.434918 – 1715 – 2614 – 116 – 1311 – 94 – 6W 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee4433.57122 – 1822 – 157 – 917 – 1318 – 66 – 4W 4
Chi Cubs4235.545226 – 1316 – 2210 – 1119 – 1410 – 64 – 6L 2
Cincinnati3837.507518 – 1720 – 205 – 319 – 129 – 184 – 6W 1
St. Louis3740.481720 – 1717 – 2314 – 1314 – 167 – 63 – 7W 1
Pittsburgh2847.3731516 – 2112 – 264 – 79 – 237 – 105 – 5L 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco5026.65826 – 1024 – 1610 – 711 – 420 – 119 – 1W 5
LA Dodgers4631.5974.525 – 1321 – 188 – 49 – 1020 – 115 – 5W 2
San Diego4633.5825.529 – 1517 – 183 – 414 – 1321 – 158 – 2L 1
Colorado3146.40319.525 – 166 – 305 – 85 – 1414 – 215 – 5L 2
Arizona2256.2822912 – 2410 – 328 – 157 – 107 – 242 – 8W 1

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England10721171165-0-02-2-123
Orlando City SC10631187113-2-03-1-121
Philadelphia11542151053-1-22-3-019
Nashville SC10361131123-4-00-2-115
New York City FC9423161062-1-22-1-114
Columbus94239723-1-01-1-314
D.C.10415911-23-0-21-1-313
CF Montreal10343111011-2-12-2-213
New York9405141314-0-10-0-412
Atlanta9252111012-2-00-3-211
FC Cincinnati9315917-80-0-33-1-210
Inter Miami CF10226916-70-1-42-1-28
Toronto FC101271220-81-1-20-1-55
Chicago10127717-101-2-30-0-45
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle11740207134-3-03-1-025
Sporting KC12723221575-2-02-0-323
Los Angeles10703171524-0-13-0-221
Colorado9513151143-0-12-1-216
Minnesota104241012-23-0-21-2-214
Houston113531516-13-2-00-3-314
Portland104151315-23-0-21-1-313
Real Salt Lake9342141132-3-11-1-113
Los Angeles FC10334121203-2-10-1-312
San Jose113171220-82-0-41-1-310
Austin10235611-50-1-02-2-59
Vancouver102261016-62-0-20-2-48
FC Dallas9144914-51-4-00-0-47

WNBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Connecticut Sun95.6436-13-44-25-51 W
Chicago Sky97.5631.03-56-28-27-37 W
New York Liberty88.5002.03-45-44-53-71 W
Washington Mystics78.4672.55-32-54-45-52 L
Atlanta Dream59.3574.02-63-34-43-73 L
Indiana Fever115.0639.01-70-81-80-1011 L
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Seattle Storm123.8005-37-05-28-21 L
Las Vegas Aces104.7141.56-14-34-28-21 L
Dallas Wings88.5004.53-35-56-56-42 W
Minnesota Lynx77.5004.55-32-43-47-32 W
Phoenix Mercury67.4625.01-55-23-44-61 W
Los Angeles Sparks67.4625.04-32-41-55-51 W