MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Cincinnati 6 Minnesota 5
Oakland 5 San Diego 4 (10)
LA Dodgers 7 Houston 5
Tampa Bay 4 Seattle 3
New York Yankees 10 Baltimore 3
Toronto 8 Cleveland 6
Boston 4 Detroit 1
Los Angeles Angels 2 Texas 1
Kansas City 9 Chicago White Sox 1
Milwaukee 4 Pittsburgh 2
Philadelphia 9 Washington 5
New York Mets 5 Miami 3
Atlanta 7 St. Louis 4
Chicago Cubs 3 Colorado 2
San Francisco 7 Arizona 1
WEDNESDAY’S BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Iowa 2 Indianapolis 1
Iowa 6 Indianapolis 4
Peoria 5 South Bend 2
Fort Wayne 12 Great Lakes 5
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
New England 0 Nashville SC 0
DC 4 Columbus 2
Philadelphia 3 Toronto FC 0
CF Montréal 2 Atlanta 2
Chicago 0 New York City FC 0
New York 0 FC Cincinnati 0
Orlando City FC 1 Inter Miami CF 1
Austin 3 Houston 2
Seattle 1 FC Dallas 1
Los Angeles 1 Real Salt Lake 0
Portland 1 San Jose 1
Sporting KC 4 Los Angeles FC 1
INDIANA SRN SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1 (homestead.com)
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|Southside HomeSchool||at||Dugger Union||2:00 pm|
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK ONE
Saturday, Aug. 28
Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN
Wednesday, Sept. 1
UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Thursday, Sept. 2
Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Friday, Sept. 3
North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1
Saturday, Sept. 4
UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5
Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Monday, Sept. 6
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
2021 PRESEASON WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern/PM)
NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 5
Pittsburgh vs. Dallas (FOX), 8:00
Thursday, August 12
Washington at New England, 7:30
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30
Friday, August 13
Tennessee at Atlanta, 7:00
Buffalo at Detroit, 7:00
Dallas at Arizona, 10:00
Saturday, August 14
Miami at Chicago, 1:00
Denver at Minnesota, 4:00
New Orleans at Baltimore, 7:00
Cleveland at Jacksonville, 7:00
New York Jets at New York Giants, 7:30
Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 7:30
Houston at Green Bay, 8:00
Kansas City at San Francisco, 8:30
Seattle at Las Vegas, 9:00
Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00
Sunday, August 15
Carolina at Indianapolis, 1:00
Thursday, August 19
New England at Philadelphia, 7:30
Friday, August 20
Kansas City at Arizona (ESPN), 8:00
Cincinnati at Washington, 8:00
Saturday, August 21
Buffalo at Chicago, 1:00
New York Jets at Green Bay, 4:25
Baltimore at Carolina, 7:00
Atlanta at Miami, 7:00
Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30
Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30
Houston at Dallas, 8:00
Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8:00
Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00
Denver at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 22
New York Giants at Cleveland, 1:00
San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:30
Monday, August 23
Jacksonville at New Orleans (ESPN), 8:00
Friday, August 27
Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30
Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00
Saturday, August 28
Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00
Baltimore at Washington, 6:00
Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00
Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00
Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00
Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 29
Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00
Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00
Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00
New England at New York Giants, 6:00
Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00
GREAT LAKES LITTLE LEAGUE REGIONAL SCHEDULE
Sunday, Aug. 8
Game 1: Kentucky (Warren County South) vs. Ohio (Hamilton West Side), 10 a.m. (ESPN+)
Game 2: Wisconsin (Elmbrook National) vs. Michigan (Taylor North), 1 p.m. (ESPN+)
Monday, Aug. 9
Game 3: Winner Game 1 vs. Illinois (Hinsdale), 10 a.m. (ESPN+)
Game 4: Winner Game 2 vs. Indiana (Brownsburg), 1 p.m. (ESPN+)
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Game 5: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 4, 10 a.m. (ESPN+)
Game 6: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, 4 p.m. (ESPN+)
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Game 7: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 2 p.m. (ESPN+)
Thursday, Aug. 12
Game 8: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Aug. 13
Game 9: Loser Game 8 vs. Winner Game 7, 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Aug. 14
Game 10 (championship): Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
MIDWEST REGION SCHEDULE
Saturday, Aug. 7
Game 1: South Dakota (Sioux Falls) vs. Iowa (Davenport Southeast), 1 p.m. (ESPN+)
Game 2: North Dakota (Fargo) vs. Nebraska (Hastings), 4 p.m. (ESPN+)
Game 3: Minnesota (Circle Pines Centennial) vs. Kansas (Pittsburg J.L. Hutchison), 7 p.m. (ESPN+)
Sunday, Aug. 8
Game 4: Missouri (Columbia Daniel Boone) vs. Winner Game 1, 4 p.m. (ESPN+)
Game 5: Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3, 7 p.m. (ESPN+)
Monday, Aug. 9
Game 6: Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 3, 4 p.m. (ESPN+)
Tuesday, Aug. 10
Game 7: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 5, 1 p.m. (ESPN+)
Game 8: Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 4, 7 p.m. (ESPN+)
Wednesday, Aug. 11
Game 9: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 11 a.m. (ESPN+)
Thursday, Aug. 12
Game 10: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Friday, Aug. 13
Game 11: Loser Game 10 vs. Winner Game 9, 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Aug. 14
Game 12 (championship): Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 11, 10 a.m. (ESPN)
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 00:43:46 EST Raiders sign free agent DT Gerald McCoy
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 22:11:23 EST WFT bans Native American headdresses, face paint
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:37:33 EST Vikings QB Kirk Cousins will return to practice Thursday
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:30:12 EST Titans WR Julio Jones misses second straight practice
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 19:56:54 EST Giants newly signed C Joe Looney retires
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:22:55 EST Bills sign OL Caleb Benenoch
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 10:43:28 EST Report: Giants optimistic Kenny Golladay nursing minor injury
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 06:07:48 EST Indians shoot for series split at Toronto
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:09:19 EST Mariners hope to slow Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:31:29 EST Dallas Keuchel, White Sox eye series victory over Royals
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 03:07:43 EST Phillies look to complete four-game sweep of Nationals
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:39:54 EST Jake Arrieta, Cubs aim to take series vs. Rockies
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:24:23 EST Martin Perez, Red Sox try to take series against Tigers
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:27:12 EST Spencer Howard makes Rangers debut against Angels
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:04:06 EST MLB roundup: Max Scherzer shines in Dodgers debut
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:55:40 EST Marlins attempt to take series from slumping Mets
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 01:24:50 EST Two homers propel Giants to blowout of D-backs
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:34:23 EST Danny Green reportedly re-ups with 76ers
Thu, 05 Aug 2021 02:21:58 EST U.S. men rally past Australia, will play for basketball gold
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 19:35:19 EST Reports: Wizards add Spencer Dinwiddie in sign-and-trade
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 18:50:25 EST Report: LaMarcus Aldridge considering return to NBA
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 17:36:56 EST Report: Warriors trade F Eric Paschall to Jazz
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 17:29:30 EST Mike D’Antoni joins Pelicans as coaching adviser
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 17:20:12 EST Raptors waive former starter Aron Baynes
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:33:35 EST 76ers sign C Andre Drummond, top pick Jaden Springer
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 14:33:11 EST Report: Heat, Victor Oladipo agree to 1-year contract
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 14:27:21 EST Report: Tony Bradley agrees to 1-year deal with Bulls
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 21:42:48 EST D Victor Mete agrees on deal with Senators, avoids arbitration
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:14:07 EST Jets F Pierre-Luc Dubois to wear No. 80, honor late teammate
Wed, 04 Aug 2021 14:54:39 EST D Logan Stanley signs two-year deal with Jets
US routs Australia 97-78, to play for more basketball gold
SAITAMA, Japan (AP) Kevin Durant and the Americans still have their grip on gold and it’s going to take more than a few bad minutes for anyone to take it away from them.
They were awful early, then awesome afterward against Australia.
Durant scored 23 points, Devin Booker had 20 and the U.S. blew past and eventually blew away the Aussies 97-78 on Thursday in the Olympic men’s basketball semifinals after falling into a 15-point hole.
With their gold-medal streak looking in jeopardy midway through the second quarter, the Americans overwhelmed the Australians with a 48-14 stretch that gave them a 74-55 lead after three periods.
The U.S. missed its first 10 3-point attempts and didn’t hit one until late in the second quarter, then it felt as if the Americans hardly missed again, with Booker making three 3-pointers.
Jrue Holiday had 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the U.S., which will play European champion Slovenia or France for a fourth straight gold medal Saturday. The French beat the Americans 83-76 in their Olympic opener.
That was part of a 2-3 start to the summer for the U.S., which included a loss to the Australians in an exhibition game in Las Vegas.
The Americans don’t look like that team anymore.
They look like the best team in the world, like those that used to win gold with ease.
Patty Mills scored 15 points for Australia, which still needs a win for its first Olympic basketball medal.
AP source: Kemba Walker headed home to play for Knicks
(AP) — A decade into his NBA career, Kemba Walker is heading home.
The four-time All-Star point guard will sign with the New York Knicks after agreeing to a buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Wednesday.
Walker – who was born in the Bronx – and the Thunder have been working on the buyout parameters in recent days, according to the person who spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is not finalized.
The 31-year-old Walker is owed nearly $74 million for the next two seasons, including a $37.6 million option that he held for 2022-23. He never played for the Thunder, who acquired him in a trade with Boston in June in the deal that sent Al Horford back to the Celtics.
The move is a bit of a risk for the Knicks given Walker’s knee issues, which date back to his time with the Charlotte Hornets.
He had injury problems in the seeding round of the 2020 playoffs in the Florida bubble but bounced back to help lead the Celtics to the Eastern Conference finals. Walker had stem cell treatment on his left knee last December and was limited to 43 games this past season. He was also limited in Boston’s first-round playoff exit against Brooklyn, missing the final two games of the series with a bone bruise in the same knee.
Walker spent his first eight seasons in Charlotte, where he surpassed Dell Curry as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.
He averaged a career-best 25.6 points along with 5.9 assists and 4.4 rebounds during his final season there in 2018-19. However, Walker could never get the Hornets past the first round of the playoffs while playing for team owner and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan.
The Hornets dealt the 6-foot, 184-pound Walker to Boston in 2019, where he signed a four-year, $140 million deal.
AP source: John Collins stays with Hawks for 5 years, $125M
ATLANTA (AP) Power forward John Collins, a key player in Atlanta’s unexpected run to the Eastern Conference finals, has agreed to a five-year, $125 million contract to remain with the Hawks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal can’t become official until Friday. The deal includes a fifth-year option for Collins.
Atlanta’s agreement with Collins secures another key player to a long-term deal after point guard Trae Young agreed to a five-year, $207 million rookie extension on Tuesday. The deal with Young begins in 2022.
The average value of Collins’ new deal is $25 million. His base salary for the 2021-22 season will be $21.6 million.
Collins, a restricted free agent, averaged 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds in 2020-21, his fourth season. He was the No. 19 overall selection in the 2017 NBA draft and was a key piece in the rebuilding process that took the team to the East finals, where the Hawks lost to the eventual NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks.
Collins set career highs with averages of 21.6 points and 10.1 rebounds in the 2019-2020 season, when he was limited by a suspension to 41 games.
The 6-foot-9 Collins has consistently made high percentages of his shots from the field. He shot 55.6% this season, close to his career mark of 56.7%.
AP source: Wizards agree to 3-year deal with Dinwiddie
(AP) — The Washington Wizards have agreed to a $62 million, three-year deal with guard Spencer Dinwiddie, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement.
The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal had not been announced, said Dinwiddie is heading to the Wizards in a sign-and-trade.
The 6-foot-5 Dinwiddie joins a backcourt that’s being vacated by Russell Westbrook after Washington agreed to deal Westbrook to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dinwiddie played only three games last season for the Brooklyn Nets. He went down in December with a partial tear of his right anterior cruciate ligament. In 2019-20, he averaged 20.6 points per game for the Nets.
If he can stay healthy, Dinwiddie can give Washington another scorer and playmaker in the backcourt along with Bradley Beal. Dinwiddie’s scoring average increased every season he’d been in the league before his 2020-21 campaign was cut short.
Dinwiddie was a second-round draft pick by Detroit in 2014 and, after two seasons with the Pistons, he began to blossom with the Nets. His 2019-20 season not only included a career high in scoring average, but also in minutes per game (31.2) and assists average (6.8).
Celtics sign Kanter to reported 1-year deal
Enes Kanter is heading back to Beantown, he confirmed on social media Wednesday.
The free-agent center agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania. He’ll earn the veteran’s minimum, according to Spotrac’s Keith Smith.
Kanter spent the 2019-20 season with Boston before being dealt to the Portland Trail Blazers last November as part of a three-team trade. He averaged 11.2 points and 11 boards over 72 appearances during the 2020-21 campaign.
The Turkish big man has been one of the Association’s top offensive rebounders since entering the league a decade ago. Kanter has led the NBA in offensive-rebound percentage twice, and he’s placed in the top three on four other occasions.
Report: Heat re-sign Oladipo to 1-year deal
Two-time All-Star guard Victor Oladipo agreed to a one-year, minimum deal with the Miami Heat, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Miami acquired Oladipo from the Houston Rockets in March. However, he only appeared in four contests with the Heat after reinjuring his right quadriceps tendon.
Oladipo underwent surgery in May and his surgeon is optimistic that he’ll be cleared for full-contact activity by November. The former No. 2 overall pick originally sustained the injury in January 2019 and was sidelined for a year.
Oladipo averaged 19.8 points, 4.8 boards, 4.6 assists, and 1.4 steals across 33 appearances between the Indiana Pacers, Rockets, and Heat.
When healthy, Oladipo’s proven to be an effective two-way player. He led the Association in steals and earned NBA All-Defensive first-team honors during the 2017-18 campaign.
Scherzer Ks 10 in debut, Dodgers hit 4 HRs to beat Astros
LOS ANGELES (AP) Max Scherzer struck out 10 in his Dodgers debut and got plenty of offensive support as Los Angeles hit four home runs to defeat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Wednesday night, capping a contentious two-game series.
Mookie Betts homered twice, while Will Smith and AJ Pollock also went deep off Astros starter Jake Odorizzi (4-6).
Michael Brantley, Carlos Correa and Kyle Tucker connected for Houston. It was the third game at Dodger Stadium since July 10 with seven or more home runs.
The crowd of 52,724 – the largest in the majors this season for the second straight night – was boisterous again. The series marked the first chance for Dodgers fans to unload on the Astros in person since their sign-stealing scandal was revealed late in 2019. Houston beat LA in the 2017 World Series, winning Game 7 at Dodger Stadium.
The throng roared with delight as Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner who was acquired in a blockbuster trade with Washington last Friday, struck out Jose Altuve three times. The right-hander also got Correa to chase a slider for the first out of the sixth inning.
Scherzer (9-4) went seven innings and tied a season high with 109 pitches, including 73 strikes. He gave up two runs and five hits with a walk.
Rizzo delivers again for new team, Yankees rout Orioles 10-3
NEW YORK (AP) Recently acquired Anthony Rizzo homered again, DJ LeMahieu drove in four runs and the New York Yankees cruised to a 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Rizzo’s solo homer in the fourth inning made him the first player in Yankees history with at least one RBI in each of his first six games with the club.
Rizzo became just the fourth player in the majors over the last 70 years to do it – Bobby Murcer drove in a run in his first seven games with the Chicago Cubs in 1977 and Jimmy Wynn (Dodgers, 1974) and Jim Spencer (Texas, 1973) did it six in a row, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
“It’s definitely special. It’s something that you put on a Yankee uniform, a lot of kids out there dream of playing for the New York Yankees growing up and there’s a lot kids out there right now that are dreaming,” Rizzo said.
“To be able to come in at the trade deadline and just have success right away is something I’ll never take for granted – these last few games, this start. To be No. 1 at anything for a Yankee is very special, is very humbling because of the history here and all the success here,” he said.
Sent from the Cubs to the Yankees last Thursday, a day before the trade deadline, Rizzo hit his 17th home run of the season and third for the Yankees. He has six homers in his last 10 games overall.
LeMahieu had three hits and Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs for the Yankees, who routed the Orioles 13-1 on Tuesday.
At 58-49 the Yankees matched their season high of nine games over .500, set May 23 when they were 28-19.
Castillo solid for 6, Stephenson homers as Reds edge Twins
CINCINNATI (AP) Luis Castillo pitched six effective innings, Tyler Stephenson homered to give the Reds a cushion they ended up needing, and Cincinnati held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Wednesday.
Jonathan India had three hits and Joey Votto drove in two runs for the Reds, who are hoping to make up ground in the playoff chase during a six-game homestand against last-place teams.
“We’ve got the Pirates coming,” Stephenson said. “These are important games ahead.”
Castillo (6-10) allowed Jorge Polanco’s first-inning solo homer but settled in nicely from there, allowing six hits and one walk while striking out seven to win his third straight start.
“Early on, he had trouble locating his changeup, but after that, he settled in and made pitches when he needed to, which was awesome,” said Stephenson, the catcher.
Stephenson went deep to the batter’s eye in left-center to give the Reds a 6-1 lead in the seventh.
“Obviously, we would’ve liked to have held the score the way it was after the home run,” Stephenson said. “It just kind of fell in that way.”
The Twins then sent nine batters to the plate in a four-run eighth. Trevor Larnach drove in two with a double, Miguel Sano had an RBI double and Ryan Jeffers added a run-scoring single.
Michael Lorenzen came in for a five-out save, his first of the season after making just one appearance over the first three months because of injuries.
“It’s just fun, honestly, competing,” Lorenzen said. “Doesn’t matter the inning, doesn’t matter the situation. I didn’t realize we were only up one. I don’t know when I realized it.”
Twins rookie Charlie Barnes (0-2) allowed five runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings in his second career start.
Wisdom’s 3-run double lifts Cubs over Rockies, 3-2
DENVER (AP) Patrick Wisdom hit a three-run double to back a solid outing from Alec Mills and lead the Chicago Cubs past the Colorado Rockies 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Mills (5-4) overcame a rocky start to pitch six innings for his first win since July 7. Wisdom finished with three hits.
Manuel Rodriguez gave up a two-out single in the ninth but got Sam Hilliard on a comebacker to earn his first career save.
“It’s nice when you have a guy that throws that hard and the ball moves that much. Picks up a big save for us,” Cubs manager David Ross said. “That was a nice outing from Manny.”
Raimel Tapia had two doubles and nearly made a run-saving catch for Colorado.
Rockies starter Jon Gray (7-7) walked one batter over six innings and it came back to hurt him. After getting the first two outs of the fifth he gave up consecutive singles to Rafael Ortega and Willson Contreras and then walked Ian Happ, a .177 hitter, to load the bases.
Wisdom hit a ball to the wall in left field that Tapia had in his glove, but it fell out when he hit the fence, allowing all three runners to score.
“I feel bad. I should have had it,” Tapia said through a translator.
Wisdom made a bid for his 17th homer but fell just short.
“I didn’t square it up flush like a no-doubter, but I knew we were in Colorado and some weird things can happen,” he said.
Gray has pitched well since returning from the 10-day injured list on June 25. He was 3-0 with a 2.61 ERA in his previous seven starts and came within a pitch of tossing six shutout innings.
Báez’s late homer, slick slide lead Mets past Marlins 5-3
MIAMI (AP) Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning after scoring on a nifty slide in the second, and the New York Mets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
The Mets, who had lost five of six, let an early 3-0 lead slip away but recovered to maintain their 1 1/2-game lead in the NL East over surging Philadelphia.
Baez, acquired in a trade-deadline deal with the Chicago Cubs last Friday, put New York back in front 4-3 with an opposite-field drive off Anthony Bass (1-7) that sailed into the front row of seats in right.
It was Baez’s 24th home run this season and second with his new team – he has gone deep in both Mets wins since the trade. After rounding third on this one, he gestured in the direction of Miami’s dugout and had a few words to say.
“It was just some trash-talking basically from some fans behind the dugout,” Baez said. “They were disrespecting me. … It was good-natured.”
The Mets, who pounded out 11 hits, added an insurance run in the eighth when Michael Conforto raced home on a passed ball by Alex Jackson. Conforto singled after Baez’s homer.
New York took advantage of some sloppy execution by the Marlins to score three runs after loading the bases with no outs in the second.
Dominic Smith doubled, Baez singled and Conforto walked before Jonathan Villar drove in a run with a groundout. Tomas Nido followed with a sharp grounder to Jesus Aguilar at first base, and he fired home in plenty of time to get Baez.
But the throw was slightly up the line, and El Mago pulled back his left hand and reached around Jackson’s tag with his right to touch the plate safely on a slick headfirst slide.
“For me, that’s a sure out,” Mets manager Luis Rojas said. “I don’t know how Baez was able to get to the plate at all. That was the most amazing part. It appeared (Jackson) would easily make that play.”
It was all instincts, Baez explained.
Solid Ohtani, speedy Lagares help Angels beat Rangers 2-1
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Shohei Ohtani signaled for Juan Lagares to take off from second base on a wild pitch, then the two-way standout just got out of the way when his speedy teammate kept on coming around third.
Lagares gave the Angels the lead for good with his third-inning dash, Ohtani pitched six solid innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Jack Mayfield went 3 for 3 while homering from the No. 9 spot for the second consecutive night. His sixth homer was a solo shot in the fifth that gave Ohtani the extra run he needed as the Japanese star won for the third time in four starts.
Before Ohtani’s inning-ending groundout in the third, Kolby Allard bounced a pitch past Jonah Heim, who didn’t find the ball near the backstop until the sprinting Lagares was touching third. The catcher’s hurried flip went over a leaping Allard as Lagares slid under the pitcher and clapped his hands after putting LA in front 1-0.
“It was a great aggressive run by him,” Ohtani said through an interpreter. “I feel like he should be the MVP of the game for that.”
Ohtani (6-1) allowed four hits and struck out six without a walk, losing his shutout in the sixth when a groundout by Adolis Garcia scored Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who lined a leadoff double for one of his three hits.
Ohtani has a 2.93 ERA this season. He leads the majors with 37 home runs.
“Ideally I wish I could have not given up that run in the sixth inning,” Ohtani said. “It would have been snice to give the relievers the ball with a two-run lead.”
Austin Warren struck out Brock Holt looking with the tying run at third to end the seventh, Steve Cishek pitched a scoreless eighth and Raisel Iglesias got a game-ending double play from Andy Ibanez for his 23rd save in 28 chances.
In his previous outing at Texas in April, Ohtani made history as the first home run leader to start on the mound since Babe Ruth 100 years ago. Now it’s becoming routine for the AL All-Star starter, and winner.
Olson hits 2-run, walk-off double, A’s beat Padres 5-4 in 10
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Matt Olson hit a two-run, walk-off double in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the San Diego Padres 5-4 on Wednesday.
The A’s scored twice in the ninth with two outs off closer Mark Melancon to tie it at 3.
After San Diego scored a run in the top of the 10th off Lou Trivino (4-4) to take a 4-3 lead, Olson came to the plate with runners on the corners and no outs.
Olson laced the first pitch he saw from Tim Hill (5-6) off the right field wall, scoring Mark Canha and Starling Marte, and sending the Oakland Coliseum into a frenzy.
“Honestly, I thought it was a sac fly,” Olson said. “It carried pretty well for Oakland standards, I think. … It kept on going and Marte got off well and made a great read on it.”
Oakland posted its AL-leading ninth walk-off win of the season. It’s the team’s 92nd walk-off win since Bob Melvin became manager in 2011, the most in the majors during that span.
“The expectation level is really high for us late in games,” Melvin said. “I think any time we get in a position where we feel like we have a chance to win the game here at home with the last at-bat, we always feel good about it.”
The Padres carried a 3-1 lead to the ninth, but Melancon couldn’t convert the save, surrendering two-out, RBI singles to Matt Chapman and Yan Gomes.
“We just couldn’t get the 27th out today,” San Diego manager Jayce Tingler said. “You’ve got to give Oakland credit as well. They put together some tough at-bats there late and were able to find some holes and get the ball in play.”
Jed Lowrie hit a solo homer in the A’s second. The Padres answered with a run in the third and two in the fourth, getting RBI hits from Adam Frazier, Trent Grisham and Victor Caratini.
San Diego starter Joe Musgrove limited Oakland to one run on two hits in six innings.
Gausman, Dickerson lead Giants past Diamondbacks 7-1
PHOENIX (AP) Kevin Gausman threw six stellar innings, Alex Dickerson added a three-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Gausman (10-5) gave up five hits, walked none and struck out eight. He cruised through the first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth. Asdrubal Cabrera tagged Gausman for an RBI single, but then the hard-throwing right-hander retired Drew Ellis and Daulton Varsho to end the threat.
It was a much-needed bounce-back outing for the NL All-Star, who had struggled since the midseason break with an 0-2 record and 8.49 ERA in three starts.
Gausman said he made some minor mechanical adjustments during recent bullpen sessions – mostly related to posture – that allowed him to have more success.
“I just felt like it locked everything back in,” Gausman said. “I noticed the ball really having the life it had in previous starts.”
Arizona starter Zac Gallen (1-6) took the loss, giving up three earned runs over 5 2/3 innings. San Francisco’s Donovan Solano gave him the most trouble: He hit a solo homer in the fourth and chased Gallen from the game in the sixth with a two-RBI single.
Gallen gave up four hits and three walks while striking out six. He threw a season-high 109 pitches.
“Pretty decent stuff, they were just taking some good pitches,” Gallen said. “They were patient.”
The first-place Giants broke the game open in the seventh when Dickerson hit a line drive homer over the right-center field wall off Jake Faria, scoring Buster Posey and Austin Slater. It was Dickerson’s 12th homer of the season.
The Giants scored four runs in the seventh off Faria, all with two outs. Faria struck out LaMonte Wade for the third out, but he reached first after the ball bounced away from catcher Bryan Holaday. The next four batters all reached base, including Dickerson’s homer.
“The wheels came off a little bit,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said.
Rodriguez helps Red Sox top Tigers 4-1, snap 5-game skid
DETROIT (AP) Eduardo Rodriguez struck out 10 in five shutout innings and the Boston Red Sox snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
“This is a huge win for us, because we have a chance to get things going again,” Rodriguez said. “I’m not happy that I only went five innings and walked four guys, but the result is what we needed.”
Rodriguez (8-6) allowed two hits and four walks in helping Boston end its longest losing streak of the season. J.D. Martinez, Enrique Hernandez and Jarren Duran homered for the Red Sox.
“We haven’t been doing enough damage when we’re swinging at pitches in the zone,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “We still weren’t great tonight – we left a lot of runners in scoring position – but we got the runs we needed to win a game.”
Boston pitchers struck out 18 batters, with Matt Barnes getting two as he pitched a perfect ninth for his 24th save in 28 chances.
Casey Mize (6-6) gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk in five innings. He struck out three and allowed all three Boston homers.
“I just don’t think he was executing pitches today,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “He gave up too many runs with two out.”
Both teams had runners on first and third with one out in the first, but Mize and Rodriguez escaped without allowing a run.
Martinez homered to lead off the second, and the game stayed 1-0 until the fifth inning. With two out, Hernandez hit a 3-2 pitch over the Red Sox bullpen for a two-run homer. Two pitches later, Duran made it 4-0 with his second career home run.
“That’s a really disappointing inning for me,” Mize said. “I’ve got two out and a chance to keep us within one run, and then I make two bad pitches and we’re in a big hole. I can’t do that.”
Robbie Grossman dropped Alex Verdugo’s drive to right-center in the sixth – the play was ruled a double – giving the Red Sox runners on second and third with one out. Derek Holland struck out Hunter Renfroe and pinch-hitter Bobby Dalbec to end the inning.
Jonathan Schoop made it 4-1 with a solo homer off Josh Taylor in the seventh. Grossman walked, and Cora brought Adam Ottavino in to retire Miguel Cabrera on a soft pop fly.
“Our bullpen was great tonight,” Cora said. “Eddie gave us a chance to win and they closed it out.”
Dodgers sign Hamels, add depth to depleted rotation
LOS ANGELES (AP) Four-time All-Star Cole Hamels signed a one-year contract Wednesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers through the end of the season, adding more depth to a pitching staff that has been racked with injuries.
Hamels held a tryout for teams last month. The left-hander will report to the Dodgers’ spring training complex in Arizona to get further stretched out before joining the big league club.
The 37-year-old Hamels was limited to one start last season with the Atlanta Braves due to shoulder inflammation and arm fatigue. He went 3 1/3 innings on Sept. 16 at Baltimore and allowed three earned runs.
Hamels, the 2008 World Series and NLCS MVP with Philadelphia, will be going into his 16th season. He has a career record of 163-122 with a 3.43 ERA and 2,560 strikeouts in 423 games. In his last full season in 2019 with the Chicago Cubs, he went 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA.
The defending World Series champions have three starters on the injured list – Clayton Kershaw (left elbow inflammation), Tony Gonsolin (right shoulder inflammation) and Danny Duffy (flexor strain), who was acquired last week in a trade with the Kansas City Royals. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer remains on administrative leave while police and MLB are investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against the pitcher.
To make room for Hamels on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated right-hander Yefry Ramirez for assignment.
MLB season starts March 31, again with every team scheduled
NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball will open the 2022 season on March 31 – as long as there isn’t a work stoppage – and will try for the fourth time to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968.
The league released the full schedule on Wednesday. NL openers have the Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati, Colorado at the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta at Miami, Arizona at Milwaukee, Washington at the New York Mets, St. Louis at Pittsburgh and San Francisco at San Diego.
AL openers are Toronto at Baltimore, Tampa Bay at Boston, Minnesota at the Chicago White Sox, Kansas City at Cleveland, the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland, Detroit at Seattle and the New York Yankees at Texas.
In the one interleague opener, Philadelphia is at Houston.
The collective bargaining agreement between MLB and the players’ association expires Dec. 1. Given the acrimonious relationship between the sides, a lockout or strike appears possible. Baseball has not had a work stoppage since a 7 1/2-month strike in 1994-95 that caused the first cancellation of the World Series in 90 years.
MLB tried to have all 30 clubs play on the same opening day for three of the past four seasons. Pittsburgh at Detroit and Washington at Cincinnati were rained out in 2018.
For 2019, Seattle and Oakland started ahead of other teams with a two-game series in Tokyo. The start of the 2020 season was delayed to July 23 due to the pandemic, and the only game on opening night had the Yankees at Washington.
When MLB tried again this year, the Mets’ game in Washington – a prime pitching matchup between Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer – was postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak. Baltimore’s game at Boston was postponed because rain was in the forecast.
Home openers for teams opening on the road start April 4, when the Royals host the White Sox, the Blue Jays host the Rays, the Cubs host the Cardinals and the Nationals host the Phillies.
April 7 home openers have the Yankees host the Red Sox, the Angels host the Astros, the Twins host the Mariners, the Diamondbacks host the Padres, the Cardinals host the Pirates and the Braves host the Reds.
Remaining home openers are April 8, with the the Tigers home against the White Sox, the Rays home against the Orioles, the Phillies home against the Athletics, the Rockies home against the Dodgers and the Giants home against the Marlins.
Interleague play has the AL East vs. NL Central, AL Central vs. NL West and AL West vs. NL East. The Cubs play at Yankee Stadium from June 10-12 and the Red Sox are at Wrigley Field from July 1-3.
Every team is scheduled to play on Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, which falls on a Friday.
A day-night doubleheader is in the original schedule, with the Tigers at the Twins on July 23.
The All-Star Game will be at Dodger Stadium on July 19, its latest date since the 1981 showcase was played on Aug. 9 following a players’ strike. The 2020 All-Star Game was supposed to be at Dodger Stadium but was canceled due to the pandemic.
The only game on July 21, the start of the second half, has the Dodgers hosting the Giants.
The regular season is scheduled to end on Oct. 2.
COLTS INJURY REPORT
Tight end Mo Alie-Cox missed his first practice of training camp with a knee injury and was put on the injured list.
Wentz (foot), Nelson (foot), center Ryan Kelly (elbow), Leonard(ankle), running back Jordan Wilkins (hamstring), defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth (hamstring), tight end Noah Togiai (knee), wide receiver Ashton Dulin (hamstring), safety Shawn Davis (hamstring), safety Rolan Milligan (hamstring), defensive end Damontre Moore (knee), linebacker Skai Moore (back) and wide receiver Tarik Black (undisclosed) missed Wednesday’s practice due to injury.
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS BASEBALL: I-Cubs Sweep Wednesday Night Doubleheader
DES MOINES, IOWA – A five-run bottom of the sixth inning in the nightcap on Wednesday night gave the Iowa Cubs a doubleheader sweep over the Indianapolis Indians, 2-1 and 6-4.
It was the 13th doubleheader between the two teams dating back to 1988. Iowa has gone 9-3 with three sweeps in its last six doubleheaders vs. Indianapolis, five of which have been in Des Moines.
The Cubs (35-43) won both games of the twinbill in comeback fashion. Jared Oliva singled home Anthony Alford following a leadoff double in the fourth inning, the only extra-base hit of Game 1, to give the Indians a short-lived 1-0 lead.
With two outs in the bottom half of the frame, Iowa starting pitcher Justin Steele (W, 2-0) hit a two-run single to center field to score the game-winning run off Steven Wright (L, 4-6). Ryan Meisinger (S, 3) then shut down the Indians offense with two perfect innings of work.
The Indians (37-42) scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning in the nightcap to take a 4-1 lead. Michael Chavis, in his first game with Indianapolis, doubled home the first two runs of the inning. Hunter Owen and T.J. Rivera then recorded back-to-back two-out RBI singles.
Five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning put Iowa over the top for a 6-4 win in Game 2. With the bases loaded and two outs, Alfonso Rivas and Nick Martini each drove in two runs with a double and triple, respectively, off Hunter Stratton (L, 0-1).
Ethan Roberts (W, 1-0) allowed one hit in 1.1 innings for Iowa in the nightcap and Scott Effross (S, 1) recorded the final two outs of the game.
The Indians and I-Cubs will play four more games this seres, the next three of which are 8:08 PM ET starts. Tomorrow night, LHP Cam Vieaux (1-1, 9.39) will face off against RHP Keegan Thompson (0-0, 0.00).
Not again! US men’s team gone after another messy relay
TOKYO (AP) The first time U.S. sprinter Ronnie Baker tried to grab the baton, he found himself holding a handful of Fred Kerley’s jersey. The second time, Baker whiffed. By the third try, Kerley was side-by-side with Baker, practically using both hands to shovel the stick into his teammate’s palm.
The names might change, but the results for the American Olympic 4×100-meter relay team remain every bit as brutal.
The exchange between Kerley and Baker wrecked the Americans in qualifying Thursday, leading to a sixth-place finish that left them out of the final and extended a quarter-century of misery for the country that brings the deepest track team to the Games.
“We just didn’t get the job done today. That’s all,” said Kerley, who ran the second leg.
Outrage spread quickly, as it always does when this happens.
“The USA team did everything wrong in the men’s relay,” sprinting great Carl Lewis wrote on Twitter. “The passing system is wrong, athletes running the wrong legs, and it was clear that there was no leadership. It was a total embarrassment, and completely unacceptable for a USA team to look worse than the AAU kids I saw.”
The U.S. men won’t win a medal they used to count on in what is turning out to be a rough Olympic track meet. (Shot putter Ryan Crouser’s gold at around the same time as the relay debacle was the first win for the men over the 7-day-old meet.) But what used to be a conversation about the deepest track team in the world simply giving away a medal really can’t be viewed in that light anymore.
The U.S. men haven’t won the 4×100 at the Olympics since 2000 and haven’t made it cleanly to the finish line in a final since taking a silver medal in 2012. But they gave that one back because of a doping ban against Tyson Gay.
This marked the first time the U.S. has failed to make the final since 2008, when Gay was involved in a bumbled exchange. The U.S. made the final in 2016, but got DQ’d for another bad pass in the medal race.
“Trying to time that up perfectly with a couple of practices is a little difficult, but it is what it is,” Baker said.
Crouser sets Olympic record, defends shot put title in Tokyo
TOKYO (AP) Ryan Crouser broke his own Olympic record on his way to defending his shot put title Thursday on a hot day in Tokyo.
On his last attempt, Crouser went 23.30 meters (76 feet, 5+ inches) to earn the first track and field gold medal for the American men at the Tokyo Games. U.S. teammate Joe Kovacs finished second and Tomas Walsh of New Zealand was third.
The 28-year-old Crouser went 22.52 meters when he won at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Crouser is already the world-record holder after breaking a 31-year-old mark on June 18 at the U.S. Olympic trials. His attempt that evening went 23.37 meters.
In the stifling heat at the Olympic Stadium, Crouser took the lead on his first attempt and saved his best for his final one. He clapped his hands – sending chalk dust into the air – and celebrated. He even donned his cowboy hat for the occasion.
His family and friends gathered for a watch party in Redmond, Oregon. Wearing “Crouser” shirts, they let out the largest cheer of all when the commentators announced those magical words: “Gold Medalist.”
He was competing with a heavy heart after his grandfather recently died. On a piece of paper, Crouser had a heartfelt message: “Grandpa. We did it. 2020 Olympic champion!”
MEN’S GOLF: WGC-FEDEX ST. JUDE INVITATIONAL
- Location: Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 5-8
- Course: TPC Southwind (Par 70, 7,233 yards)
- Purse: $10.5M ($1.89M)
- Defending Champion: Justin Thomas
HOW TO WATCH
- TV: Thursday-Friday, 12-5 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 12-2 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (CBS)
- Streaming: Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Featured Groups); Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Featured Groups), 2-6 p.m. (Featured Holes).
- TPC Southwind was elevated to a WGC event in 2019 and is a no-cut tournament. The scoring average was 69.554 last year
- Top-ranked Jon Rahm is not in the field after testing positive for COVID-19. He and Bryson DeChambeau were forced to withdraw from the men’s competition, but DeChambeau has passed his testing protocols and will play this week.
- The only other top-50 player not in the field is Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who has reached his max of 12 starts as a non-PGA Tour member.
- Memphis is 14 hours behind Tokyo, with several players traveling from Japan after Sunday’s final round of the Olympic event.
- Brooks Koepka (+1100 at DraftKings and PointsBet) has four top-6 finishes in his past five Tour events. He won this event in 2019 and tied for second last year. Koepka is being backed by six percent of the money and four percent of the bets at DraftKings and 5.6 and 3.9 percent, respectively, at PointsBet, second-most at both sportsbooks.
- Collin Morikawa (+1200) won at The Concession earlier this year to join Tiger Woods as the only players to win a major and a WGC before turning 25 years old. Johnson is the most-backed player at both sportsbooks: 12 percent of the money and seven percent of the bets at DraftKings and 8.9 percent and 5.9 percent at PointsBet.
- Dustin Johnson (+1800) is a two-time winner of the FedEx St. Jude Classic and has won six career WGC events. He has posted 13 consecutive rounds under part at TPC Southwind.
- Daniel Berger (+2000) was a two-time winner of the Classic and also finished second last year.
- Louis Oosthuizen (+2000) has four runner-ups and a T3 in his past eight worldwide starts.
- Billy Horschel (+7000) won the WGC-Match Play and is being backed by 2.8 percent of the money at PointsBet, tied for third-most with Morikawa.
- At +4500, Tony Finau is being backed by three percent of the money and bets at DraftKings. Finau is ranked 19th in the world but is seeking his first win since 2016 in Puerto Rico.
INDY ELEVEN SOCCER: RECAP
(INDY ELEVEN RELEASE)
TULSA, OKLAHOMA (Wednesday, August 4, 2021) – Indy Eleven returned to winning ways for the first time in six matches Wednesday evening after second half strikes from forwards Gordon Wild and Peter-Lee Vassell secured a 2-0 win on the road at FC Tulsa. The shutout is also the team’s first since May 22 (third overall) thanks to a stellar five-save performance from goalkeeper Eric Dick.
“The defensive effort, it was great, was really pleased with that. There’s a whole team that gets a shutout, you know. It’s not just on the backline on the goalkeeper, it starts from the forwards and includes everybody. For the most part everyone worked hard to help get that done tonight,” explained Indy Eleven Interim Head Coach Max Rogers. “To be fair, Tulsa I think was disappointed that they didn’t score because they did get in some dangerous positions, but Eric made some good stops and did his job back there when he was called on.”
It was a relatively slow start in the opening moments of the match, both teams managing to work their way into each other’s boxes but failing to put substantial shots on frame. However, Tulsa was the first to ask questions in the 16th minute with a series of back-to-back-to-back strikes on target. Jorge Corrales delivered his cross from near the center circle to Joaquin Rivas for a one-time effort inside the box, but the low shot was batted away by Dick. Rivas tested the waters again just 10 seconds later, this time nodding down a cross from seven yards from Rodrigo da Costa, the ball palmed down by Dick once again and rolled back up the pitch. The danger wasn’t over though, as Tulsa midfielder Lebo Moloto regained possession almost immediately and fired from distance, forcing Dick into a diving save to the far post, his third in a minute span.
Tulsa’s attack pressed once again in the 28th minute. A bit of confusion ensued as Eleven defender Patrick Seagrist and Tulsa’s Marlon battled along the byline, the attacker falling and leaving both players questioning if the ball fell out of play. Processing the fact that the whistle hadn’t been blown, Marlon was first to tap the ball to Rivas for a shot that swung wide of the far post.
Indy found a chance to respond in the 43rd minute, Modou Jadama giving the ball away to Seagrist in the middle of the park. Seagrist fed the ball to Indy forward Jordan Hamilton for a shot 25 yards out to the far post, but Tulsa goalkeeper Sean Lewis side stepped and collected the effort off the bounce. Tulsa retaliated a final time when a cross from Bradley Bourgeois connected with da Costa inside Indy’s box for a header over the crossbar, the whistle sounding as soon as the ball left the field and both teams marched into the locker rooms locked in a stalemate.
The home side came out of the gate strong just 45 seconds into the second stanza. Bourgeios dropped a cross from right-center field to Dario Suarez at the far post, the forward juking an Eleven defender with a stepover before firing a shot from nearly point-blank range sent ricocheting off the woodwork and out of play. Moloto charged back into dangerous territory in the 52nd minute with another chance from inside the 18, but his toe-poke darted just wide of the left post. Tulsa’s most threatening chance of the evening came in the 66th minute when Marlon beat an Eleven defender one-on-one along the edge for the box, the forward dashing a few steps forward for a shot that rocked the near post, but ultimately rebounded to the feet Indy substitute Jeremiah Gutjahr.
Indy began knocking back in the 71st minute, Wild forcing Lewis into a diving save and Seagrist nearly capitalizing on the deflection, only to send the ball sailing over the frame. However, fortune favored the bold wild as Wild broke the deadlock in the eight minutes later, a long pass played from the back into Tulsa’s 18-yard box by substitute Neveal Hackshaw splitting the host’s defenders and finding the German forward to tap the ball off the bounce past Lewis for his second goal of the season.
Indiana’s Team put the final nail in the proverbial coffin in the 85th minute, midfielder Nicky Law’s aerial duel finding Gutjahr in the middle of the park and pulling several Tulsa players in the process. The Indiana University alum chipped the ball forward to Vassell, who tipped the ball through Lewis’ glove and just across the goal line for his first Indy Eleven goal.
Tulsa would force Dick into action one last time in 89th minute, but the goalkeeper’s falling save was enough to keep the net clean and the Boys in Blue victorious. The win pushed Indy Eleven back to fourth place in an extremely crowed Central Division table, now even on 19 points with FC Tulsa and Memphis 901 FC.
It’ll be a quick turnaround as the Boys in Blue travel to Atlanta United 2 this Sunday, August 8, for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, streaming live via ESPN+. Indiana’s Team will return home on Saturday, August 14, when they’ll play host to OKC Energy FC at “The Mike”, tickets for which are available by visiting at indyeleven.com/tickets or by calling 371-685-1100 during regular business hours. Next Saturday’s home match will be streamed online via ESPN+ and will be available to local viewers on MyINDY-TV 23 and Exitos Radio 94.3 FM/exitos943.com.
2021 USL Championship Regular Season
FC Tulsa 0 : 2 Indy Eleven
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – 8:00 p.m. ET
ONEOK Field – Tulsa, Oklahoma
IND – Gordon Wild (Neveal Hackshaw) 79’
IND – Peter-Lee Vassell (Jeremiah Gutjahr) 85’
IND – Nick Moon (yellow card) 37’
IND – Manuel Arteaga (yellow card) 54’
IND – Neveal Hackshaw (yellow card) 81’
Indy Eleven lineup (3-4-3, L–>R): Eric Dick; Karl Ouimette, Jared Timmer, Patrick Seagrist (Neveal Hackshaw 72’); Ayoze (captain), Nicky Law, Aboubacar Sissoko (Jeremiah Gutjahr 56’), Nick Moon (Rece Buckmaster 72’); Gordon Wild (A.J. Cochran 84’), Jordan Hamilton, Manuel Arteaga (Peter-Lee Vassell 73’)
IND substitutes: Bobby Edwards, Nedeljko Malic
FC Tulsa line-up: (4-3-3, L–>R): Sean Lewis; Jorge Corrales, Modou Jadama, Bradley Bourgeois, Kevin Garcia; Lebo Moloto, Rodrigo da Costa (Kembo Kibato 78’), Eric Bird (Lucas Coutinho 84’); Dario Suarez (Jason Johnson 59’), Joaquin Rivas, Marlon Santos
TUL subs: Austin Wormell, Leo Folla, Matthew Sheldon, Raphael Ayagwa
PURDUE FOOTBALL: Brohm Adds a Pair to Purdue Football’s Staff
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue head football coach Jeff Brohm announced a pair of additions to his staff with the hiring of quality control David Elson and director of player development Mel Mills.
“I’m very pleased to have these two outstanding individuals join the staff,” Brohm said. “They fit perfectly with our desire to bring in not only outstanding football minds, but people of high character, as well. I know they will work well with our student-athletes and staff.”
Elson, who served as the head coach at Western Kentucky for seven seasons (2003-09), joins the Boilermaker staff after spending 2020 as the defensive coordinator and inside linebackers coach at Marion University in Indianapolis.
Prior to his lone season at Marion, Elson spent two years (2017-19) at Ball State as the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. BSU led the Mid-American Conference in interceptions and turnovers gained during his time in Muncie.
Elson has served as the defensive coordinator at a number of stops during his coaching career, including: Western Illinois, Southern Illinois, New Mexico State and WKU. He has experience in the Big Ten Conference, spending one season as defensive quality control at Indiana.
He was a member of the WKU staff that won the 2002 Football Championship Subdivision national championship and was a finalist for the 2004 Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award as the Hilltoppers’ head coach.
Mills comes to Purdue after two seasons as the assistant head coach and academics coordinator at Kentucky Wesleyan College. His duties with the Panthers included coaching the defensive line, recruiting, monitoring the team’s academic progress and helping to oversee the conduct and image of the student-athletes.
A former college teammate of Jeff Brohm at Louisville, Mills has worked in a variety of roles at a number of football programs. He spent five seasons (2014-18) as the defensive line coach at Franklin College, the last three as defensive coordinator. Prior to that, Mills gained experience as a head coach at Division III Becker College, as well as working on the staff of NFL Europe’s Cologne Centurions, and collegiately at Louisville, Oklahoma and as Florida Atlantic’s defensive line coach for four seasons (2000-03).
PURDUE TREACK: Enekwechi Competes in Olympic Shot Put Final
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue track & field alumnus and current volunteer assistant coach Chukwuebuka Enekwechi placed 12th overall in the men’s shot put final at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Enekwechi recorded a throw of 19.74 meters to earn the 12th-place finish in the final. The mark came on his third and final attempt. Enekwechi had a throw of 18.87 meters on his second attempt after he began the final with a foul. The final was contest on Thursday, August 5, in Tokyo, at the Olympic Stadium.
A 2016 Purdue graduate, Enekwechi became the second Purdue track & field alumni to compete in an Olympic final at the 2020 Tokyo Games. On August 2, Devynne Charlton placed sixth in the women’s 100-meter hurdles final.
His shot put final berth came after he had a throw of 21.16 meters in the qualification round. That was seventh overall and fourth in Group B.
Enekwechi, who competed for Nigeria, made his Olympics debut in Tokyo.
In his Purdue career from 2013-16, Enekwechi was a 12-time All-American and five-time NCAA medalist. He is the school record-holder in the shot put (20.37m) and hammer throw (72.77m) outdoors and shot put (19.95m) and weight throw (24.39m) indoors. Enekwechi’s NCAA medals include two silvers in 2016, in the shot put outdoors and in the weight throw indoors. He won 12 Big Ten medals, including four golds, and was a three-time Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year.
Currently, Enekwechi is a volunteer assistant coach with Purdue’s throwers along with competing professionally.
Charlton and Enekwechi are two of five Purdue track & field athletes, and one of a department-record 10 total current, past or future Boilermakers, to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
Recently named a team captain for the United States Track & Field team, Kara (Patterson) Winger was eighth in Group A and 17th overall in the javelin with a throw of 59.71m on August 3. A 2009 Purdue graduate, Winger is the first female athlete in Purdue history and second overall to participate in four Olympic Games.
Making her Olympics debut, Camille Buscomb placed 14th in her heat and 29th overall in the 5,000m on July 30 for New Zealand. A Boilermaker from 2009-11, she also will run in the 10,000m final on Saturday, August 7, at 6:45 a.m. ET.
2021 Purdue graduate Samson Colebrooke ran in the 100m and earned a time of 10.33 in the heats on July 31. Competing for The Bahamas, Colebrooke was seventh in his heat and 44th overall in his first career Olympics appearance.
PURDUE WOMEN’S GOLF: Bunnabodee Rallies Late to Advance at U.S. Amateur
RYE, N.Y. – Down three after 13 holes, junior Kan Bunnabodee won four of the final five to rally for a 1-up victory in the Round of 64 of match play at the U.S. Women’s Amateur on Wednesday. The victory over Alyson Bean advances 11th-seeded Bunnabodee into Thursday’s Round of 32 against 43rd-seeded Emma Spitz of Austria. The pair are set to be the final of the 16 twosomes to begin with a 9:30 a.m. ET tee time.
Bunnabodee saw an early two-hole edge evaporate in the middle of the round, as Bean took the fifth hole, tied the match at the eighth, took the lead on nine and extended the advantage to 3-up after winning the 10th and 13th holes. With little margin for error over the remaining five holes, Bunnabodee took the par-3 14th with a birdie, pulled within one with a birdie on the par-3 16th and squared the match with a par on the 17th. Tied heading into the par-5 18th, Bunnabodee pulled out a birdie to one-up Bean’s par to seal the victory and advance to the next round.
The 121st U.S. Women’s Amateur, being held at Westchester Country Club, continues Thursday with the Rounds of 32 and 16. Play begins at 7 a.m. with live coverage of the Round of 16 slated to start at 2 p.m. ET on NBC’s Peacock streaming service.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL: NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL HOME OPENER TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK
New York, NY and South Bend, Ind. – Peacock today announced exclusive live coverage of Notre Dame Football’s 2021 home opener against Toledo on Saturday, September 11. The NBC Sports and Notre Dame Football relationship began in 1991, and this marks the first time a Fighting Irish game is available to watch exclusively on a streaming service. Aside from the matchup against Toledo, all Notre Dame home games during the 2021 season will air on NBC and stream on Peacock.
“Dating back to airing Sunday football replays with Lindsey Nelson, we have always strived for innovation in the media space – our partnership with NBC and Peacock only solidifies that mission,” said Notre Dame vice president and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. “Bringing Notre Dame Football to Peacock is just the next step in the evolution of our relationship.”
“We are delighted to stream Notre Dame Football on Peacock,” said Pete Bevacqua, Chairman, NBC Sports. “Peacock exemplifies how we’re innovating as a company, and Notre Dame has consistently been a tremendous partner in making progressive choices for sports programming.”
Peacock joins Fighting Irish TV as a streaming destination for Notre Dame athletic content. In Spring 2021, Notre Dame Athletics launched Fighting Irish TV, a University-owned platform delivering video content on all athletic teams directly to fans through a connected television.
“Fighting Irish TV and Peacock shows the evolution of how media is consumed by our fans and television viewers, alike,” Swarbrick added. “We want to provide a great experience to not only our fans who travel around the world to cheer us on, but also to our supporters who are either cable subscribers or ‘cord-cutters,’ and these two streaming platforms do just that. I see no better example of this than Peacock’s success in delivering fans wall-to-wall content during the Tokyo Olympics.”
The Notre Dame on NBC season kicks off at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sept. 11, when the Fighting Irish host Toledo Rockets, marking the first-ever meeting between the schools. NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Drew Brees (game analyst) and Kathryn Tappen (sideline reporter) will call Notre Dame on NBC games throughout the 2021 season. Notre Dame-Toledo marks Brees’s college football debut as a commentator.
2021 NOTRE DAME ON NBC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
DATE TIME (ET) OPPONENT WHERE TO WATCH
Sat., Sept. 11 2:30 p.m. Toledo Peacock
Sat., Sept. 18 2:30 p.m. Purdue NBC/Peacock
Sat., Oct. 2 2:30 p.m. Cincinnati NBC/Peacock
Sat., Oct. 23 7:30 p.m. USC NBC/Peacock
Sat., Oct. 30 7:30 p.m. North Carolina NBC/Peacock
Sat., Nov. 6 3:30 p.m. Navy NBC/Peacock
Sat., Nov. 20 2:30 p.m. Georgia Tech NBC/Peacock
Notre Dame Hockey Adds Goaltender Josh Graziano
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame hockey head coach Jeff Jackson has announced the addition of transfer goaltender Josh Graziano for the 2021-22 season. He will be joining the Fighting Irish as a sophomore.
“Josh is a big goaltender with good athleticism and mobility,” Jackson said. “He has limited college experience but had very good statistics in junior hockey this past year. His attitude and work ethic will be critical to his development and potential opportunity to play in the future.”
Graziano most recently spent the 2020-21 campaign with New Mexico Ice Wolves and Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League and posted a 13-4-3 record along with a .931 save percentage.
The Buffalo, New York, native appeared in four contests with Union College (ECAC) in 2019-20 before spending last season in the NAHL.
Graziano also made four appearances for the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2017-18 and was selected to USA Hockey’s Select 15, 16 and 17 Camps from 2016-18.
The netminder played for the Nichols School (Buffalo, N.Y.) from 2015-17 and made additional junior appearances for the Coulee Region Chill (NAHL – 2017-18), Madison Capitols (USHL – 2018-19), Brooks Bandits (AJHL – 2018-19) and Brantford 99ers (OJHL – 2018-19).
BALL STATE SOCCER: Soccer Releases 2021 Schedule; Looks to Defend MAC West Crown
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MUNCIE, Ind. – – The official path for the Ball State women’s soccer team to defend last year’s Mid-American Conference West Division crown has been set, as third-year head coach Josh Rife announced the team’s schedule for the 2021 season today (Wednesday, Aug. 4).
The Cardinals finished the non-traditional 2020-21 spring season with a record of 6-3-1, winning five of its final six regular season contests to secure its spot in the MAC Championship game for the second time in the past three seasons. Four players off last year’s roster earned MAC postseason honors, while Rife was tabbed the MAC Coach of the Year.
The Ball State women’s soccer team officially reports to campus Thursday for its annual fall camp. From there, the Cardinals will scrimmage at Louisville, Saturday, August 14 (7:30 p.m. ET), before opening its season at Valparaiso Sunday, August 22 (2 p.m. ET).
BSU’s first home game is currently scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 5 (1 p.m.) versus Purdue Fort Wayne, while the team opens its 11-game MAC slate with a home contest versus Eastern Michigan Thursday, Sept. 23 (4 p.m.).
Overall, Ball State will play eight regular season games at the soccer field at the Briner Sports Complex, including a highly anticipated rematch of the 2020-21 MAC Championship game versus Bowling Green Thursday, Oct. 7 (4 p.m.).
MGO – Valpo Men’s Golfers Honored as All-American Scholars
The Valparaiso University men’s golf program continued to haul in accolades as the Golf Coaches Association of America has announced its Division-I All-American Scholars presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf for the 2020-2021 academic and athletic year.
Four members of the 2020-21 team earned the distinction as Drew Alexander (McCordsville, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern), Brett Seward (Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Christian), Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) and Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) were honored. In addition, newcomer Yianni Kostouros (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point [Ball State]) received the recognition for his academic and athletic performance while at Ball State this past season.
“Every year, our players and coaches set aggressive goals that really stretch each one of us – tournament wins, individual wins, winning percentage, scoring average, MVC Championship, all-conference, fundraising, philanthropy and many more,” Valpo head coach Dave Gring said. “One of our goals this past year was to get all six of our players who could qualify for the GCAA All-America Scholar Award to the finish line. We had the most players recognized that we’ve ever had in a single season.”
To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status, an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior both academically and athletically. In addition, the player must participate in 40 percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2 or better. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
“I continue to marvel at the effort that each one of our student-athletes puts toward their classroom studies and their practice and tournament play,” Gring said. “Our coaching staff wants to see our guys ‘all-in,’ and they are relentless in their preparation and performance in the classroom and on the golf course. This past season was our best tournament winning percentage since I have been the head coach, with numerous top-5 team and individual finishes. Add to that four of our players finishing the year as GCAA All-America Scholars and a team GPA of 3.618, and our coaching staff could not be prouder of our guys.”
The program also received Presidents’ Special Recognition as the GCAA released its outstanding team academic award recipients in late July. That distinction is bestowed upon teams with a grade point average of 3.5 or above. This marks the 11th consecutive year that the team has garnered academic recognition from the GCAA.
“The Outstanding Team Academic Award and the All-America Scholar awards are very important awards to our team – they represent an integral part of our team identity,” Gring said. “Every year, we strive to be the best we can, both in the classroom and on the golf course. When you consider the numerous challenges that all of our student-athletes undertook in battling through the conditions of COVID-19 and the extra effort that went toward achieving exemplary grades in the classroom and low scoring averages on the golf course, our players and coaches will celebrate a job very well done.”
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Heiniger Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
AUSTIN, Texas – Teegan Heiniger became the first Taylor University lacrosse student-athlete to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American on Tuesday, earning NAIA At-Large Second-Team honors from the College of Sports Information Directors of America.
The prestigious 20-man list of First and Second-Team Academic All-Americans was voted on and selected by members of CoSIDA, recognizing the top men’s student-athletes from around the NAIA from the sports of lacrosse, rifle, skiing, fencing, swimming, tennis, golf, volleyball, gymnastics, water polo, hockey and wrestling.
Heiniger was named Second-Team Academic All-America, following two-straight Academic All-District nods. The midfielder concluded his junior season with a 3.97 grade-point average in engineering.
On the field, Heiniger played in each of Taylor’s 15 games this spring, scoring 11 goals and picking up eight assists, 35 ground balls and five forced miscues.
In addition to those on-field stats, Heiniger earned Academic All-Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference attention and will collect NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors later this fall for his work in the classroom.
Heiniger joined Vincent Miranda of the TU men’s basketball program as the two Taylor student-athletes so far to receive CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for the 2020-2021 year.
Taylor now boasts 95 CoSIDA Academic All-American honors in school history, with 93 of those awards coming since 2010.
The CoSIDA Academic All-District and All-America awards are designed to showcase student-athletes for outstanding achievements in the classroom, as well as on the court or field of play. In order to be eligible for the honor, an athlete must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, must have reached sophomore status academically with at least one full year at their current institution and must have participated in over half of the team’s competitions as a key contributor during the current season.
Student-athletes are nominated for the award by their institution’s Sports Information Department and are selected via a vote by CoSIDA members.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1901 In the second inning of the nightcap against the Americans in Baltimore, Jimmy Hart punches umpire John Haskell in the face. The Orioles’ rookie first baseman who hits .311 playing in a total of only 58 games in his major league career, serves a ten-day suspension, but quits after going 4-for-4 upon his return because the team refused to pay his $25 fine.
1921 Pittsburgh’s radio station KDKA provides listeners with the first-ever broadcast of a major league game. Harold Arlin, detailing the action in the Pirates’ 8-5 victory over the Phillies at Forbes Field, becomes baseball’s first play-by-play announcer.
1932 Tommy Bridges loses his bid for a perfect game when Senator pinch-hitter Dave Harris, the 27th batter he faces, bloops a single in the Tigers’ 13-0 rout over Washington. The 24 year-old right-handed Tennessean from Gordonsville will toss two more one-hitters for Detroit next season.
1935 On a stormy Monday afternoon at Fenway Park, the Yankees and Red Sox engage in stalling and hurry-up tactics trying to take advantage of the inclement weather. American League president John Heydler will fine both managers, Joe Cronin (Boston) and Joe McCarthy (New York), $100 for their antics during the Bronx Bombers’ eventual 10-2 victory.
1937 The Newport Canners vs. Johnson City Soldiers’ Appalachian League contest in Tennessee ends in the sixth inning when the teams run out of baseballs. Some angry fans show their displeasure by destroying the set of bleachers that had been their seats before the game’s abrupt ending.
1940 In a rain-shortened 4-0 victory over the Tigers, Silent John Whitehead of the St. Louis Browns pitches a six-inning no-hitter. The victory will be the quiet Texan’s only victory this season.
1942 In front of fewer than three thousand patrons at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat the Tigers, 1-0. The game’s only run scores when Don Kolloway steals home with two outs in the fifth inning.
1953 Don Larsen, in his 5-0 complete-game loss to Boston at Fenway Park, goes 3-for-3 to establish the mark for consecutive hits by a pitcher with seven. The Browns’ rookie right-hander will hit .284 in 81 at-bats this season.
1954 Stan Musial, in a 13-4 rout of the Dodgers in Brooklyn, paces the Cardinals attack, hitting two homers and driving in seven runs. The defeat is Preacher Roe’s first loss to St. Louis at Ebbets Field in four years.
1955 White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox’s consecutive game streak ends at 274 games. During the next game, the future Hall of Fame infielder will begin a new streak, which will last for 798 contests.
1960 In deal engineered by Tigers president Bill Devitt and Indians GM Frank Lane, their struggling teams become the first to swap skippers. The Tribe’s new manager, Jimmy Dykes, will compile a 103-115 record for Cleveland while Joe Gordon posts a 26-31 mark in his two-months stay in Detroit.
1969 With a titanic blast that clears the right-field pavilion, Willie Stargell becomes the first player to hit a home run completely out of Dodger Stadium. The 506-foot round-tripper helps the Pirates defeat LA, 11-3.
1972 Ed Brinkman commits an error, ending his major league record of 72 games and 331 total chances at shortstop without making a misplay. The 30 year-old Tiger infielder wins his only Gold Glove this season.
1973 Phil Niekro goes the distance, holding the Padres hitless in a 9-0 rout at home. The knuckleballer’s no-hitter is the first thrown by a Braves hurler since the team shifted to Atlanta in 1966.
1975 In the Phillies’ 13-5 victory, Cubs starter Bill Bonham gives up a major league record of seven hits to the first seven batters he faces in the Veterans Stadium contest. Without recording an out, the former UCLA hurler is replaced by Ken Crosby, who promptly gives up a single to Johnny Oates.
1979 At Chavez Ravine, Don Sutton fans six batters in LA’s 8-1 victory over San Francisco, surpassing Don Drysdale, to become the Dodgers’ all-time strikeout leader with 2,487. After establishing the mark and receiving a two-minute standing ovation that he acknowledges by tipping his cap, the right-hander is charged with an automatic ball due to running his fingers across his lips while thanking the crowd.
1979 The Hall of Fame enshrines outfielders Willie Mays (Giants, Mets) and Hack Wilson (Giants, Cubs, Dodgers, and Phillies). Baseball administrator Warren Giles, who served as the president of the National League from 1951 to 1969, is also inducted during the Cooperstown ceremony.
1983 Billy Martin is suspended for two games for calling umpire Dale Ford “a stone liar” after the Yankees’ July 31st extra-inning 12-6 victory against the White Sox in Chicago. The suspension marks the second time this season the American League has disciplined the Bronx Bomber manager for his continued abuse of umpires.
1984 Cliff Johnson hits his 19th career pinch-hit home run, breaking a major league record shared with Jerry Lynch, who established the mark in 1966 playing with the Pirates. The eight-inning round-tripper off Tippy Martinez proves to be the difference in Toronto’s 4-3 victory over the Orioles at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium.
1985 Baseball names Keith Hernandez the player of the month, making him the first Met honored since Dave Kingman received the nod ten years ago. The New York first baseman, obtained in a trade with the Cardinals two seasons ago, collected 40 hits in his 102 at-bats last month, compiling a .392 batting average while driving in 29 runs for the team winning 21 of 28 decisions.
1985 In the Mets’ 7-2 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field, Darryl Strawberry belts three home runs, propelling the team into first place with a half-game lead over the Cardinals in the National League East. Eleven years and one day later, the ‘Straw’ will enjoy his second three-homer game, going deep for the Yankees three times against the White Sox in a 9-2 win in the Bronx.
1986 At Candlestick Park, Giants’ southpaw Steve Carlton gets his 4000th strikeout, fanning Reds’ center fielder Eric Davis. The historic whiff occurs in the third inning with two runners on base and no outs in the eventual Reds’ 11-6 victory.
1992 The A’s take over first place in the AL West when Dennis Eckersley extends his major league record to 39 straight saves, far surpassing the mark of 25 established by Blue Jay closer Tom Henke last season. Oakland outfielder Jose Canseco walks in his first two plate appearances in the team’s 4-3 victory in Texas, tying a major league record with seven consecutive base-on-balls in the span of two games, .
1993 In the Padres’ 11-10 victory over the Giants, Tony Gwynn goes 6-for-7 in the 12-inning contest played at Qualcomm Stadium. The San Diego right fielder’s performance at the plate marks the fourth time this season he has collected five or more hits, tying the major league record shared by Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Stan Musial.
1994 Jeff Bagwell establishes a new Astros single-season home run record when he hits number 38, a fifth-inning two-out, two-run homer, off reliever Pat Gomez in the team’s 12-4 victory over the Giants at the Astrodome. The Houston first baseman, who also breaks the record of 110 RBIs set by Bob Watson in 1977 with the round-tripper, surpasses the mark established 27 years ago by Jimmy Wynn.
1999 Mark McGwire hits his 500th career home run off Padres’ hurler Andy Ashby, becoming the 16th major leaguer and the fastest to reach this milestone. The St. Louis slugger is the first to accomplish the feat a year after reaching the 400 home run plateau.
2000 Sammy Sosa becomes the first Cubs player to reach 100 RBIs six consecutive times. Hack Wilson did it for five straight seasons from 1926-30.
2001 Kirby Puckett and Dave Winfield, who were both elected to by the BBWAA in his first their year of eligibility, are enshrined in the Hall of Fame. The former Twin teammates are joined by 1960 World Series hero Bill Mazeroski and the late Negro Leagues pitcher Hilton Smith, players selected by the Veterans Committee.
2001 At Jacobs Field, the Indians, who trailed in the game 14-2 after six innings, tally twelve runs to tie the score and beat the Mariners, 15-14, thanks to Jolbert Cabrera’s 11th inning broken-bat single scoring Kenny Lofton to complete the unbelievable comeback. The Tribe joins the 1911 Tigers and 1925 A’s to become the third team in major league history to have won after being down by a dozen runs.
2002 In a make-up game against the Angels, the Tigers host ‘Silent Night.’ The fans hear no electronic, video, and commercial enhancements during Detroit’s 6-3 loss to Anaheim at Comerica Park.
2005 Albert Pujols becomes the first player to connect for 30 home runs in his first five big-league seasons. The Cardinals first baseman has hit 190 homers during this span from the start of his career in 2001, equaling Eddie Mathews’ total (1952-56) and 25 fewer than Ralph Kiner (1946-1950).
2006 With four bases on balls, three of which are intentional, the Rangers finally prevent Vladimir Guerrero from getting a hit. The Angel All-Star outfielder, who started playing in the American League after leaving Montreal as a free agent in 2003, had safely hit in all of his previous 44 games against Texas.
2006 Trevor Hoffman throws a scoreless ninth inning in San Diego’s 6-3 victory over the Nationals at Petco Park to become the first major league reliever to record 30 saves for eleven seasons. The Padres closer’s milestone establishes a major league record, surpassing the mark set by Lee Smith, the sport’s previous all-time saves leader.
2007 With his 246th career victory, an 8-5 win over Kansas City, Yankees right-hander Mike Mussina becomes the winningest pitcher in baseball history without a 20-win season. ‘Moose’ will reach the elusive milestone with a 20-9 record next season, his last in the majors.
2007 At Wrigley Field, Tom Glavine, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, becomes the 23rd player in major league history to win his 300th victory. The crafty southpaw, the fifth lefty to reach the milestone, limits the Cubs to six hits and a walk in 6.1 innings as the Mets bang-out 16 hits and beat Chicago in a nationally televised ESPN Sunday night game, 8-3.
2010 The bankrupt Rangers are sold at an auction for $385 million to a group led by Hall of Famer and club president Nolan Ryan. The new ownership group outbid the recently formed partnership of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Houston investor Jim Crane, who tried to buy the team in 2008.
2010 In the top of the ninth, the Twins recover from blowing a 6-0 lead when Jason Kubel’s two-out pop-up lands behind the pitcher’s mound untouched by the Rays’ middle infielders for the go-ahead single in the team’s eventual 8-6 victory. The odd play, a result of the ball ricocheting off a catwalk and changing direction 190 feet above Tropicana Field, will prompt a change of the ground rules for postseason games played in Tampa Bay.
2011 The Twins celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 1991 controversial play when Kent Hrbek and Ron Gant becoming entangled at first base in Game 2 of the World Series with a bobblehead doll depicting one of the worst of all-time decisions by an umpire. Drew Coble called Gant out when it appeared first baseman Kent Hrbek had lifted him off the bag.
2011 Darla Harlow, a big fan of the Mississippi Braves, is given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at Trustmark Park in Pearl. After tossing the ball to home plate, the military wife is totally surprised when the catcher takes off his mask, revealing the ‘player’ is her husband, Michael, an Army major who has been away from home, serving in Afghanistan for the past nine months.
2012 Darwin Barney becomes the Cubs’ all-time leader for second basemen when he plays in his 91st consecutive game in a single season without committing an error. The 26 year-old Chicago infielder, en route to setting the National League mark with a 127 straight errorless-game streak, surpasses Ryne Sandberg’s team record that the Hall of Famer established in 1989.
2013 Major League Baseball releases the names of 13 players suspended for their involvement with performance-enhancing substances supplied by the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic. Thirty-eight-year-old Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez receives the harshest punishment, sidelined without pay for 211 regular-season games, much more than the 50-game suspensions given to most players implicated in the announcement.
2013 Minnie Forbes, the 81 year-old former owner of the Negro League Detroit Stars from 1956 to 1958, and about a dozen former baseball players meet with President Barack Obama at the White House. The country’s first black president honors the group for their contributions to athletics and civil rights.
2017 The Indians unveil a bronze statue honoring Lou Boudreau, who managed the team to their last World Series title in 1948 while also being the Tribe’s starting shortstop. The seven-time All-Star is placed outside the main entrance of Progressive Field near two fellow Hall of Famers and former teammates, Bob Feller and Larry Doby.
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|Chicago Sky||10||10||.500||4.0||3-6||7-4||8-4||7-3||2 L|
|New York Liberty||10||11||.476||4.5||5-5||5-6||5-8||4-6||2 L|
|Washington Mystics||8||10||.444||5.0||5-4||3-6||5-6||5-5||1 W|
|Atlanta Dream||6||13||.316||7.5||3-7||3-6||5-6||2-8||4 L|
|Indiana Fever||4||16||.200||10.0||3-8||1-8||4-9||3-7||3 W|