MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Colorado 9 Texas 5

Chicago White Sox 6 Pittsburgh 3

Chicago Cubs 3 Minnesota 0

Seattle 1 Houston 0

NY Yankees 4 LA Angels 1

Toronto 5 Baltimore 4

Detroit 8 Oakland 6

Boston 3 Tampa Bay 2

Cleveland 5 Kansas City 3 (11)

Philadelphia at Washington postponed

Miami at NY Mets postponed

St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 4

Cincinnati 12 St. Louis 2

Arizona 8 San Diego 3

Milwaukee 5 San Francisco 2

LA Dodgers 4 Atlanta 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Iowa 4 Indianapolis 3

Lake County 6 South Bend 5

Ft. Wayne 12 Great Lakes 11 (11)

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Tipton 4 Taylor 0

South Ripley 6 Rising Sun 2

Herron 3 Greenwood 2

South Knox 4 Evansville Day 2

Kankakee Valley 7 Lowell 2

Glenn 9 SB Riley 1

Lake Central 12 Michigan City 0

Crown Point 6 Portage 1

Muncie Central 2 Muncie Burris 1

Indianapolis Washington 7 Phalen Academy 3

Chesterton 6 Valparaiso 0

Bellmont 2 Woodlan 0

Elkhart 1 South Bend St. Joseph 1

Leo 3. Fort Wayne Northrop 2

Hobart 3 Munster 2

Warsaw 1 Concord 1

Columbus East 2 E. Central 0

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER

Sheridan 9 Herron 0

East Noble 3 Angola 2

Tri-Central 2 Wapahani 1

Franklin Central 8 Perry Meridian 2

Evansville Mater Dei 5 Jasper 0

Indianapolis Pike 2 Danville 2

DeKalb 6 Fort Wayne Snider 0

Leo 3. Fort Wayne Canterbury 0

Fort Wayne Wayne 2 New Haven 0

Hamilton Heights 8 University 0

Evansville Reitz 11 Evansville Bosse 0

Martinsville 8 Greenwood 3

Mississinewa 11 Eastern 0

East Central 5 Harrison 0

Lawrence North 3 Ben Davis 0

South Dearborn 8 Madison 0

Bloomington South 4 Terre Haute North 0

Corydon Central 7 Austin 0

Bellmont 7 Fort Wayne Concordia 1

Evansville Memorial 10 Vincennes Lincoln 0

Brownsburg 0 Cathedral 0

Center Grove 1 North Central 1

Zionsville 2 Westfield 0

Pendleton Heights 2 Greenfield Central 1

Plainfield 4 Mooresville 0

Hamilton Southeastern 4 Avon 0

Noblesville 2 Fishers 1

Lawrenceburg 6 Franklin County 0

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Kouts 3 N. Judson 1

Peru 3 Tri-Central 1

Hebron 3 N. Newton 1

Madison 3 Silver Creek 2

Jeffersonville 3, Southwestern 0

Norwell 3 Fort Wayne Wayne 0

Wes-Del 3 Shenandoah 0

Heritage 3 Eastside 0

Madison Grant 3 Northfield 0

DeKalb 3. Fort Wayne North 0

Highland 3 Whiting 0

Ritter 3 Decatur Central 0

Vincennes Rivet 3 Princeton 0

Marquette Catholic 3 LaCrosse 0

Carmel 3. Lawrence Central 0

Covenant Christian 3 Speedway 0

Traders Point Christian 3 Sheridan 0

Lanesville 3 Tell City 2

Wheeler 3 Boone Grove 1

Fort Wayne Concordia 3 Leo 1

Evansville North 3 Tecumseh 1

Tri 3 Union 0

Plainfield 3 Monrovia 1

North Central 3 Pike 0

Culver Academies 3 Knox 1

Purdue Poly 3 Christel House 1

INDIANA HS FOOTBALL THIS WEEK

Avon at Hamilton Southeastern

Brebeuf Jesuit at Cardinal Ritter

Cascade at Scecina

Center Grove at Carmel

Covenant Christian at Crispus Attucks

Crawfordsville at Western Boone

Decatur Central at Whiteland

Delta at Shelbyville

Eastern Hancock at Wes-Del

Edgewood at Washington 

Fishers at Noblesville 

Franklin at Perry Meridian 

Franklin Central at Brownsburg 

Greenwood at Martinsville

Guerin Catholic at Heritage Christian 

Hamilton Heights at Rensselaer Central

Indiana Deaf at Rock Creek Academy

Lawrence Central at Lawrence North 

Lebanon at Danville

Linton-Stockton at Monrovia

Mount Vernon at Greenfield-Central

New Castle at Pendleton Heights

North Central at Warren Central

Owen Valley at Indian Creek

Park Tudor at Centerville 

Penn at Cathedral

Pike at Ben Davis

Plainfield at Mooresville

Roncalli at Bishop Chatard 

Shenandoah at Lapel 

Sheridan at Tri-Central 

Shortridge at Purdue Polytechnic 

South Newton at Traders Point Christian 

Southport at Columbus North

Speedway at Beech Grove

Tech at Richmond 

Tindley at South Decatur 

Triton Central at Lutheran 

Tri-West at Frankfort

Westfield at Zionsville 

Yorktown at New Palestine

Batesville at South Dearborn

Benton Central at Lewis Cass

Bloomington North at Terre Haute South

Bloomington South at Terre Haute North

Boonville at Heritage Hills

Brownstown Central at Eastern (Pekin) 

Cambridge City Lincoln at Tri 

Carroll (Fort Wayne) at Fort Wayne North 

Carroll County (Ky.) at Madison 

Castle at Evansville Bosse

Caston at Triton

Central Noble at Fairfield 

Chelsea (Mich.) at Angola 

Chesterton at Michigan City

Churubusco at Garrett 

Cincinnati Moeller (Ohio) at East Central

Clarksville at Charlestown 

Clinton Prairie at Clinton Central 

Cloverdale at Brown County

Columbia City at Bellmont 

Columbus East at Seymour 

Corydon Central at North Harrison 

Covington at North Vermillion 

DeKalb at New Haven 

East Chicago Central at Munster

Eastern (Greentown) at Delphi

Eastern Greene at North Daviess

Elwood at Oak Hill 

Evansville Harrison at Evansville North

Evansville Memorial at Evansville Central

Evansville Reitz at Jasper

Forest Park at Tell City

Fort Wayne Dwenger at Fort Wayne South 

Fort Wayne Luers at Homestead 

Fort Wayne Snider at Fort Wayne Concordia 

Fort Wayne Wayne at Fort Wayne Northrop 

Frankton at Blackford 

Frontier at Fountain Central 

Gary West at Highland 

Gibson Southern at Washington

Hagerstown at Union City 

Hammond Central at South Bend Clay

Hammond Morton at Elkhart

Hammond Noll at Whiting

Hanover Central at Culver Academy

Harrison (West Lafayette) at Logansport 

Hobart at Griffith 

Huntington North at East Noble 

Jay County at Southern Wells

Jeffersonville at Bedford North Lawrence

Jennings County at New Albany

Jimtown at Osceola Grace

John Glenn at South Bend St. Joseph 

Kokomo at Marion 

Lafayette Central Catholic at Northwestern 

Lakeland at Prairie Heights

Lawrenceburg at Milan

Leo at Norwell

Lowell at New Prairie 8 p.m.

Maconaquah at Northfield 

Madison-Grant at Alexandria 

McCutcheon at Lafayette Jeff 

Merrillville at Crown Point 8 p.m.

Mishawaka at Goshen 

Mishawaka Marian at Bremen 

Mississinewa at Eastbrook 

Monroe Central at North Decatur, 7:30 p.m.

Mount Vernon (Posey) at Princeton, 8 p.m.

Muncie Central at Anderson

North Judson at North Newton 8 p.m.

Northview at Sullivan 

NorthWood at Concord

Perry Central at Crawford County, 7:30 p.m.

Pioneer at LaVille, 7:30 p.m.

Plymouth at Warsaw

Portage at Lake Central, 8 p.m.

Providence at Lloyd Memorial (Ky.), 7:30 p.m.

River Forest at Lake Station, 8 p.m.

Rochester at Whitko 

Rushville at Franklin County 

Scottsburg at Connersville, 7:30 p.m.

Seeger at Southmont

Silver Creek at Floyd Central 

South Adams at Bluffton 

South Bend Riley at South Bend Adams 

South Bend Washington at Kankakee Valley, 7:30 p.m.

South Central (Union Mills) at Boone Grove, 8 p.m.

South Putnam at North Putnam

South Spencer at Pike Central, 7:30 p.m.

South Vermillion at Riverton Parke 

Southridge at North Posey, 7:30 p.m.

Southwood at North Miami 

Springs Valley at Paoli 

Taylor at Carroll (Flora) 

Tecumseh at North Knox, 7:30 p.m.

Tippecanoe Valley at Peru 

Trimble County (Ky.) at Switzerland County

Twin Lakes at Tipton, 7:30 p.m.

Union County at Knightstown

Valparaiso at LaPorte, 8 p.m.

Vincennes Lincoln at Evansville Mater Dei, 7:30 p.m.

Wabash at Manchester 

Wawasee at Northridge 

West Central at Tri-County 

West Lafayette at Western 

West Noble at Eastside 

West Vigo at Greencastle 

Wheeler at Calumet, 8 p.m.

Winamac at North White 

Winchester at Northeastern 

Woodlan at Heritage 

INDIANA AP FOOTBALL POLLS

Class 6A

Rank-School                  FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Center Grove              (14)   2-0  298  1

2. Carmel                            –    2-0  260  2

3. Merrillville                     (1)    2-0  232  4

4. Homestead                     –     2-0  164  7

5. Westfield                         –     1-1  154  5

(tie) Brownsburg                –     1-1  154  3

7. Hamilton Southeastern   –     2-0  88   NR

8. Warren Central                –     1-1  80   9

9. Ben Davis                         –     1-1  72   8

10. Lawrence North              –     1-0  48   10

Others receiving votes: Fishers 38. Elkhart  26. Chesterton 20. Carroll (Fort Wayne) 14. Lawrence Central 2.

Class 5A

Rank-School                  FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Cathedral                        (15)   2-0  300  1

2. Zionsville                           –     2-0  254  2

3. Ft. Wayne Dwenger         –     2-0  214  3

4. Valparaiso                        –     2-0  180  4

5. Mishawaka                       –     2-0  174  7

6. Whiteland                          –     1-0  160  5

7. Bloomington South            –     2-0  120  9

8. Decatur Central                 –     1-1  90   6

9. Michigan City                    –     2-0  62   NR

10. Bloomington North           –     2-0  38   NR

(tie) Ft. Wayne Snider            –     2-0  38   8

Others receiving votes: Lafayette Harrison 8. New Palestine 6. Goshen 2. Kokomo 2. Castle 2.

Class 4A

Rank-School                  FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Roncalli                            (14)   2-0  298  1

2. Mooresville                       (1)    2-0  264  2

3. E. Central                        –     2-0  216  3

4. Leo                                  –     2-0  206  4

5. Jasper                              –     2-0  150  7

6. E. Noble                           –     1-0  110  6

7. Bishop Chatard                 –     0-2  86   5

8. Northridge                         –     2-0  82   9

9. New Prairie                        –     2-0  68   10

10. Mt. Vernon                          –     1-1  52   8

Others receiving votes: Northview 28. Delta 28. Logansport 20. Pendleton Hts. 18. Ev. Memorial 12. Hobart 4. Martinsville 4. Ev. Reitz 2. Lowell 2.

Class 3A

Rank-School                  FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Gibson Southern            (7)    2-0  284  2

2. Brebeuf Jesuit              (6)    2-0  274  3

3. W. Lafayette                 (2)    2-0  228  4

4. Danville                         –     1-1  194  1

5. Tri-West                         –     2-0  128  10

6. Lawrenceburg                –     1-1  112  7

7. Guerin Catholic              –     1-1  78   5

8. Norwell                          –     2-0  76   NR

9. Western Boone               –     1-1  72   6

10. Calumet                     –     2-0  50   NR

Others receiving votes: Ft. Wayne Concordia 48. Mt. Vernon (Posey) 46. Yorktown 22. Southridge 14. Franklin Co. 8. Mishawaka Marian 8. Sullivan 6. Glenn 2.

Class 2A

Rank-School                  FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. Ft. Wayne Luers            (13)   2-0  286  1

2. Ev. Mater Dei                  (1)    2-0  250  2

3. Eastbrook                       (1)    2-0  244  3

4. Andrean                         –     1-1  182  4

5. Tipton                              –     2-0  164  5

6. Heritage Christian           –     2-0  138  6

7. Eastside                        –     2-0  116  7

8. Rensselaer                    –     2-0  80   10

9. Triton Central                 –     2-0  76   9

10. Linton                     –     2-0  32   NR

Others receiving votes: Speedway 28. Lafayette Catholic 22. Lapel 12. Scecina 12. LaVille 4. N. Posey 4.

Class A

Rank-School                  FPV     Rcd  TP   Pvs

1. S. Adams                       (10)   2-0  286  1

2. Lutheran                        (5)    2-0  268  2

3. Parke Heritage              –     2-0  242  4

4. Monroe Central              –     2-0  198  6

5. Adams Central               –     1-1  176  3

6. Winamac                        –     2-0  126  10

7. Covenant Christian           –     1-1  94   8

8. W. Washington               –     1-0  84   7

9. Southwood                   –     1-1  66   5

10. N. Judson                  –     2-0  46   NR

Others receiving votes: S. Putnam 22. Park Tudor 12. Tri 12. Edinburgh 10. Springs Valley 4. Triton 2. Tri-Central 2.

INDIANA FOOTBALL COACHES POLLS

6A

1 Center Grove (10) 2-0 100

2 Carmel 2-0 90

3 Brownsburg 1-1 62

4 Merrillville 2-0 61

5 Westfield 1-1 60

6 Warren Central 1-1 49

7 Ben Davis 1-1 40

8 Hamilton SE 2-0 36

9 Homestead 2-0 24

10 Chesterton 2-0 9

Others receiving votes:

Lawrence North 1-0 (8), Elkhart 1-1 (6), Fishers 2-0 (4)

5A

1 Indpls Cathedral (10) 2-0 100

2 Zionsville 2-0 90

3 FW Dwenger 2-0 72

4 Valparaiso 2-0 70

5 Whiteland 1-0 58

6 Bloomington South 2-0 47

7 Decatur Central 1-1 19

Mishawaka 2-0 19

9 FW Snider 1-1 17

10 Michigan City 2-0 16

Others receiving votes:

Plainfield 1-1 (6), Castle 1-1 (4), Bloomington North 2-0 (3), Evansville North 0-2 (2),

Kokomo 2-0 (1), New Palestine 0-2 (1)

4A

1 Indpls Roncalli (9) 2-0 91

2 Mooresville 2-0 81

3 East Central 2-0 77

4 East Noble (1) 1-0 65

5 Leo 2-0 57

6 Jasper 2-0 44

7 New Prairie 2-0 29

8 Indpls Chatard 0-2 28

9 Delta 2-0 20

10 Martinsville 1-1 9

Others receiving votes:

Lowell 1-1 (8), Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 1-1 (8), Pendleton Heights 2-0 (6),

Hobart 0-2 (5), Logansport 2-0 (5), Northridge 2-0 (5), Northview 2-0 (5),

Evansville Central 0-2 (3), Evansville Memorial 1-1 (1)

3A

1 Gibson Southern (4) 2-0 90

2 Indpls Brebeuf (5) 2-0 85

3 West Lafayette (1) 2-0 82

Danville 1-1 65

5 Tri-West 2-0 38

6 Lawrenceburg 1-1 37

7 Western Boone 1-1 32

8 Guerin Catholic 1-1 28

9 FW Concordia 1-1 25

10 Norwell 2-0 15

Others receiving votes:

Calumet 2-0 (10), Southridge 1-1 (9), Mt. Vernon (Posey) 2-0 (9),

Mishawaka Marian 0-2 (6), Hanover Central 2-0 (4), Owen Valley 2-0 (3),

Brownstown Central 2-0 (1)

2A

1 FW Luers (9) 2-0 99

2 Eastbrook 2-0 86

3 Andrean (1) 1-1 83

4 Evansville Mater Dei 2-0 67

5 Tipton 2-0 55

6 Heritage Christian 2-0 47

7 Eastside 2-0 34

8 Triton Central 2-0 31

9 Rensselaer Central 2-0 26

10 Lafayette CC 1-1 7

Others receiving votes:

Indpls Scecina 1-1 (6), Linton-Stockton 2-0 (4), Pioneer 0-2 (2),

Lapel 2-0 (1), Speedway 2-0 (1)

1A

1 Indpls Lutheran (10) 2-0 100

2 South Adams 2-0 81

3 Parke Heritage 2-0 73

4 Monroe Central 2-0 66

5 Adams Central 1-1 62

6 Winamac 2-0 47

7 Covenant Christian 1-1 34

8 Southwood 1-1 30

9 North Judson 2-0 29

10 South Putnam 1-1 14

Others receiving votes:

West Washington 1-0 (6), Churubusco 1-1 (4), Covington 1-1 (4)

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER POLLS

3A Girls Soccer:

  1. Noblesville 
  2. Carmel 
  3. Hamilton Southeastern 
  4. Homestead 
  5. Bloomington South 
  6. Columbus North 
  7. North Central 
  8. Saint Joseph 
  9. Zionsville 
  10. Penn 
  11. Castle 
  12. Center Grove 
  13. Evansville Reitz 
  14. Chesterton 
  15. Fishers 
  16. Plainfield 
  17. Mt. Vernon 
  18. Guerin Catholic 
  19. Crown Point 
  20. East Central & FW Dwenger 

2A Girls Soccer  

1     Evansville Memorial 

2     Mater Dei 

3.    Chatard 

4.    Cathedral 

5.    Brebeuf Jesuit 

6.    Park Tudor 

7.    Mishawaka Marian 

8.    Hamilton Heights 

9.    Tri West 

10.  Silver Creek 

11.  Wheeler 

12.  Heritage Hills 

13.  Lawrenceburg  

14.  Culver Academy 

15.  Lafayette Central Catholic 

16.  Leo 

17.  West Lafayette 

18.  Plymouth 

19.  South Dearborn 

20.  Batesville  

1A Girls Soccer 

1          Forest Park 

2          Evansville Christian 

3          Heritage Christian 

4          Speedway 

5          Argos 

6          Providence 

7          Andrean 

8          FW Blackhawk 

9          Monrovia 

10        Tipton 

11        Covenant Christian Demotte 

12        Faith Christian 

13        FW Canterbury  

14        Oldenburg 

15        Boone Grove 

16        Northeast Dubois 

17        Westview 

18        Cascade 

19        Southmont 

20        Switzerland County

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER POLLS

3A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (8/30/21)  

  1. Noblesville  
  2. Fishers  
  3. Chesterton  
  4. Hamilton Southeastern  
  5. Castle 
  6. Ev. Memorial 
  7. Elkhart 
  8. Valparaiso  
  9. Carmel 
  10. Penn 
  11. Zionsville 
  12. Northridge  
  13. Munster 
  14. Plainfield  
  15. Lake Central  
  16. Fort Wayne Carroll 
  17. Columbus North 
  18. Lawrence North 
  19. Center Grove 
  20. Crown Point


2A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (8/30/21)  

  1. Guerin Catholic  
  2. Canterbury  
  3. Mishawaka Marian  
  4. Concordia Lutheran  
  5. West Lafayette 
  6. Heritage Hills 
  7. Bishop Dwenger 
  8. Gibson Southern 
  9. Tri-West 
  10. Speedway 
  11. SB St. Joseph 
  12. Culver Academies  
  13. NorthWood  
  14. Lawrenceburg  
  15. Yorktown 
  16. Oak Hill 
  17. Washington Community  
  18. Bishop Chatard 
  19. Northwestern 
  20. Batesville 


 1A ISCA High School Boys Soccer Poll (8/30/21)  

  1. Park Tudor  
  2. Providence  
  3. Heritage Christian (Indpls)  
  4. South Knox 
  5. University  
  6. North White  
  7. Cascade  
  8. Jac-Cen-Del  
  9. Southwestern (Shelbyville)  
  10. Lutheran (Indpls) 
  11. Kouts  
  12. Lakewood Park Christian 
  13. Covenant Christian (Indpls)  
  14. Northeast Dubois  
  15. North Putnam 
  16. Liberty Christian  
  17. Forest Park 
  18. Faith Christian 
  19. Scecina Memorial 
  20. Oldenburg Academy 

INDIANA BOYS TENNIS POLL

1.Carmel

2.HSE

3.Columbus North

4.North Central

5.Munster

6.WL Harrison

7.West Lafayette

8.Fishers

9.Zionsville

10T.Jasper

10T.Brebeuf

12.SB St Joseph

13.Center Grove

14.FW Carroll

15.Park Tudor

16.Brownsburg

17.Westview

18.Guerin Catholic

19T.Culver Military

19T.Northridge

21.Avon

22.Mississinewa

23.Homestead

24.Floyd Central

25.Bloomington N.

26.Cathedral

27.Delta

28.Bremen

29.Westfield

30.Peru

COLLEGE FOOTBALL THIS WEEK

Week 1

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 No. 22 Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Weber State at No. 24 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+

No. 4 Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX

Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium

Southern Utah at No. 25 Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Friday, Sept. 3

No. 10 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

No. 19 Penn State at No. 12 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

No. 2 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 No. 11 Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m. | Stadium

No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

No. 17 Indiana at No. 18 Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Northern Iowa at No. 7 Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Miami (Ohio) at No. 8 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.

No. 23 Louisiana at No. 21 Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX

San Jose State at No. 15 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 No. 13 Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 5 Georgia (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 No. 6 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 No. 20 Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

No. 16 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

No. 9 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 WEEK 1

WEEK 1

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Thu) 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

New York Jets at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans 12:00p (CT) 1:00p CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Washington Football Team 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs 3:25p (CT) 4:25p CBS

Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots 4:25p (ET) 4:25p CBS

Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints 3:25p (CT) 4:25p FOX

Denver Broncos at New York Giants 4:25p (ET) 4:25p FOX

Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams 5:20p (PT) 8:20p NBC

Monday, September 13, 2021

Baltimore Ravens at Las Vegas Raiders (Mon) 5:15p (PT) 8:15p ESPN/ABC

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Saints opener vs. Packers moved to Jacksonville after Ida

(AP) — As if adjusting to life without Drew Brees wasn’t enough, the New Orleans Saints will now have to travel from their temporary practice home in Texas to Florida to play their regular-season opener that was originally scheduled for New Orleans.

Now displaced by Hurricane Ida, they’ll play their home opener against Green Bay in Jacksonville on Sept. 12 after practicing in Dallas for the better part of two weeks – a scenario reminiscent of their 2005 season of displacement after Hurricane Katrina struck.

The NFL announced the Saints announced the venue change three days after Ida battered the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 hurricane and left the entirety of New Orleans in darkness until small pockets of the city began to get power back on Wednesday.

“Knowing what’s going on back there (in New Orleans) and us not being able to be there to help, it’s kind of unsettling,” Saints running back Alvin Kamara said. “But we’re doing what we can.”

While the Superdome appears to have come through the storm in decent shape, there are logistical challenges with staffing an NFL game there in the near future because of widespread wind damage in the metro area and mass evacuations both before and since the powerful storm struck.

“I am proud of the collective communications that occurred between many entities in a short amount of time that led to us making this decision,” said Saints owner Gayle Benson. “It is never easy to make a decision that involves not playing a Saints home game in the Caesars Superdome, but I am confident that this is the right decision for our city at this juncture.”

General manager Mickey Loomis said the Saints expect to play a lot of home games at the Superdome this season.

After the opener, the Saints have road games at Carolina and New England before their next scheduled home game Oct. 3 against the New York Giants. Two more road games and their bye week follow before they host defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay on Oct. 31.

“It’s sometimes tough to keep the focus on it when there’s so much going on and so many people are affected. But at the end of the day, we got a job to do,” Kamara said. “We just got to keep moving and find ways to combat it and stay focused.”

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst admitted his team played no real role in the decision to play in Jacksonville, which is at Houston on Sept. 12.

“I don’t think we had a whole lot of say,” he said. “I think obviously they worked with us, but it’s, I think with this being a New Orleans home game, it wasn’t a lot of say from our view.”

Packers coach Matt LaFleur offered his best to “everybody in New Orleans,” adding:

“That’s a bad deal that they’re going through so we’ll adjust, and I think, yeah there are some adjustments … some positives that it probably won’t be quite as loud. But the negative is that it’s hard to simulate that kind of heat, so our guys are going to have to do a great job of hydrating and taking care of their bodies all week.”

The Saints evacuated New Orleans before the storm to North Texas, and have practiced this week at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. They are remaining in Texas for workout s next week, and will travel to Jacksonville the day before the season opener.

“We’ve got a firm plan for the next week of preparation. … We’ve got a place to practice and a place to stay for our team,” Loomis said. “I don’t think there’s anything really too unique about playing on the road if we have to do this Week 1, because we’re going to do that Week 2 and Week 3. So it’ll be a normal road trip, it’s just departing from here.”

The arrival of Ida came 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The Saints were forced to move for the entire 2005 season, setting up operations in San Antonio while playing home games there and in Baton Rouge at LSU. After winning their season opener at Carolina that season, New Orleans lost their “home opener” at Giants Stadium and subsequently languished through a 3-13 campaign that led to the firing of then-coach Jim Haslett.

Spurred on by the quick restoration of the Superdome, the Saints went 10-6 and won the NFC South in 2006, Sean Payton’s first season at coach and Brees’ first of 15 seasons as New Orleans’ QB.

In the 2009 season, with swaths of damage from Katrina’s widespread flooding still lingering in various pockets of the city, the Saints won their first Super Bowl, with Brees the game’s MVP. The city’s recovery continued to pick up steam from there, with the ever-popular Brees and the Saints at the center of fundraising and community service projects to push the rebuilding along.

In recent years, any enduring scars from Katrina have been difficult to find, and many parts of the city have looked as polished as ever. That includes the Superdome, where another renovation project was completed this summer, adding end zone suites and viewing platforms that overlook the four corners of the field, and where fans can mix as they search out refreshments.

But the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the city’s renowned tourism industry. New Orleans lost a women’s Final Four in 2020. It has also seen the past two Jazz and Heritage Festivals canceled. And while the Saints played last season, the 73,000-seat Superdome was largely empty for most of it because of crowd restrictions.

The Saints have planned to play before full crowds this season – albeit with requirements that all fans wear masks and those older than 12 provide proof of vaccination. But now the hospitality industry has lost at least one of those games.

Other than a regularly scheduled game in London as part of the NFL’s international series, Brees never had to play a home game that had been moved away from the Superdome. That’s something his successor, Jameis Winston, will have to do in his very first start. But Winston should have some fans in Florida, having won the 2013 Heisman Trophy and college football national title with Florida State, and having spent his first five pro seasons as Tampa Bay’s starter.

Also, Saints season ticket holders will have access to tickets for the opener before they go on sale to the general public. For those who might still be waiting for power to come back on in the New Orleans area, a weekend on the north Florida coast might be attractive for more reasons than a Saints game.

A trade for Watson? Dolphins coach says Tua is his QB

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores publicly expressed his support for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Wednesday, which may or may not tamp down speculation about the team’s interest in Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Tagovailoa will be the Week 1 starter against the New England Patriots on Sept. 12, Flores said.

“Yes. I don’t know if I can be more clear,” Flores said. “I don’t know how many times I’ll say it. I don’t know how much more clear I can be here. Tua is the starter. I mean, if I need to say it again, I will.”

Tagovailoa naturally was happy to hear Flores’ comments.

“I think it means a lot, with it coming from the head coach,” he said. “The support that I have from him, from the team, it means a lot. For me, I’m just focused literally on trying to get our guys ready for next week.”

The Dolphins have declined to confirm or deny reports they have engaged in trade talks to acquire Watson, who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment in lawsuits filed by 22 women. He has denied the allegations.

“You know what’s funny? I heard (DT John Jenkins) just say he doesn’t have cable. I’m one of those guys that don’t have cable, too. So I’m not able to turn on my TV and watch what’s going on, to see the news and whatnot.

“Now, obviously I know social media’s a big deal but really, I only hear about those things from my agents or if it comes from (Miami communications executive) Anne Noland or if coach wants to sit down and talk to me about things like that. That’s kind of how I find out a lot of the talk that’s going on.”

Speculation regarding a possible trade has raised questions about Miami’s commitment to Tagovailoa, a top-five draft pick last year.

“Tua is our quarterback,” Flores said. “I think he has had a good training camp. I think he has made a lot of progress. I think he has made a lot of improvement. We’re pleased with where he is.”

Tagovailoa had a 6-3 record as a starter as a rookie after replacing Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starting quarterback after six games. He passed for 1,814 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions, and was pulled in favor of Fitzpatrick in games against the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders.

No charges have been filed against Watson, who has made the Pro Bowl the past three seasons. His availability this season is unclear, and Houston police and the NFL are investigating the allegations against him.

Texas A&M votes to extend Fisher’s contract through 2031

(AP) — Texas A&M’s board of regents voted Wednesday to extend coach Jimbo Fisher’s contract through the 2031 season and give him a significant raise.

Fisher signed a 10-year, $75 million contract when he took over at Texas A&M before the 2018 season. The extension will increase his salary to $9 million on Jan. 1 and $9.15 million on Jan. 1, 2023. After that his salary will increase by $100,000 each year.

“The investment Texas A&M University is making in our program, coaching staff, and facilities speaks to the vision of our leadership and their commitment to long-term success… it is an honor to be the head football coach at Texas A&M, and although I am proud of the strides we’ve made, we ain’t done yet,” Fisher said in a statement.

In his third year with the Aggies last season, Fisher led them to a 9-1 record with the only loss coming to national champion Alabama in the second game of the season. Some believed they should have been among the four teams in the College Football Playoffs, but they were left out in favor of Notre Dame.

They went to the Orange Bowl instead, beating North Carolina 41-27 to finish the season ranked No. 4 for their highest final ranking since finishing fifth in Johnny Manziel’s Heisman Trophy-winning season in 2012.

Fisher spent eight seasons at Florida State before joining the Aggies, winning a national title in 2013. Texas A&M hired him with the goal of winning its first national championship since 1939 and the team has gone 26-10 in his tenure.

“Coach Fisher continues to demonstrate he is building our program for long-term success and he is a perfect fit for Texas A&M,” athletic director Ross Bjork said. “Providing the appropriate amount of stability and continuity during this important time is critical as we support our football program at the highest level.”

AP Source: Nats VP Bob Boone resigning over vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals Vice President Bob Boone has informed the club he’s resigning rather than comply with the organization’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because nothing was announced by the team.

Boone, 73, has been with Washington since 2004 and moved into his role as VP and senior adviser to general manager Mike Rizzo after the 2015 season. He was assistant GM and vice president of player development from 2006-2013.

The father of New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone was a four-time All-Star catcher during his 19-year major league career. Bob Boone also managed the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds.

Washington won the World Series in 2019, the first championship in franchise history.

The Nationals said employees were notified of the policy Aug. 12 and had until Aug. 26 to provide proof of full vaccination or one dose or apply for an exemption.

“As a company, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to keep one another safe and felt that mandating vaccines was the absolute right thing to do for our employees and our community,” the team said in a statement that was originally released last week.

The Washington Post and Washington Examiner were the first to report Boone’s plan to resign.

Mets acting GM Zack Scott arrested on DUI charge

NEW YORK (AP) New York Mets acting general manager Zack Scott was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, hours after attending a fundraiser at team owner Steve Cohen’s house.

Scott was arrested on a DUI charge around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday in suburban White Plains, New York. Police found him asleep at the wheel of his SUV at a traffic light and determined he was intoxicated, White Plains police Capt. James Spencer said. He said Scott refused a breathalyzer test.

Scott, 44, was booked and released and is due in court Thursday morning.

The arrest was first reported by the New York Post.

The Mets on Wednesday confirmed an ESPN report that Scott was at a fundraiser for the team’s Amazin’ Mets Foundation at Cohen’s house in Connecticut on Monday night, which was also attended by players. Scott left when the event ended around 8:30 or 9 p.m., the team said.

“We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott,” the Mets said in a statement. “We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps.”

Scott was hired as the Mets’ assistant general manager last offseason to work under close friend and former colleague Jared Porter. Scott was promoted to acting GM in January after Porter was fired following revelations he sent sexually explicit text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs.

Scott had spent the previous 17 seasons with Boston, where he worked alongside Porter under former Red Sox and Chicago Cubs baseball boss Theo Epstein.

Porter and Scott were brought in during a reshaping of New York’s front office under Cohen, a hedge fund manager who had been a minority owner of the team since 2012. Cohen purchased the club from the Wilpon and Katz families in November.

Mets fans celebrated Cohen’s ascendance to majority owner, but his first year in charge has brought about the same sort of embarrassing controversy and drama that plagued the club under the control of Fred and Jeff Wilpon.

Porter was fired 38 days after he was hired as general manager. A string of seemingly endless injuries hindered the team early in the season. Star slugger Pete Alonso was brought to tears when popular hitting coach Chili Davis was fired in May, and the offense has continued to struggle. Despite all that, the Mets led the NL East for nearly three months before collapsing in August and falling out of playoff position.

Scott has publicly criticized players for not following injury prevention protocols provided by the training staff. Cohen tweeted on Aug. 18 that “it’s hard to understand how professional hitters can be this unproductive.”

And star shortstop Francisco Lindor – acquired from Cleveland and given a $341 million, 10-year deal in Cohen’s first major on-field transaction – has flopped in the batter’s box and been at the center of contention elsewhere.

Lindor got into a heated exchange with teammate Jeff McNeil during a game in May, a dustup Lindor tried to explain away as an argument about whether a rat or raccoon had been spotted in an adjacent hallway. Scott said their public handling of the disagreement was “probably not ideal.”

Lindor and trade-deadline acquisition Javier Baez issued separate apologies Tuesday after Baez revealed that a thumbs-down celebration used by the team recently was actually a dig at Mets fans who had booed New York players. Lindor was jeered again in his first at-bat after saying he was sorry.

Castellanos hits grand slam, plates six as Reds earn split

CINCINNATI (AP) Nick Castellanos drove in six runs with a grand slam and a two-run shot in the first two innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 12-2 Wednesday night to split a doubleheader.

Cincinnati rocked starter J.A. Happ (8-7) and regained a half-game lead over San Diego for second in the NL wild-card race. St. Louis slipped into a tie for fourth with Philadelphia.

“It was great that Nick set the tone,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said. “Both were big. They were good at-bats to get us into that position. It got us off to a good start. Sometimes, it’s more important than others. This time, it was really important”

Paul Goldschmidt gave St. Louis the lead with his second homer of the game as the Cardinals won the opener, 5-4. The Cardinals trailed 4-3 before Goldschmidt drove his third homer of the series into the last section of seats in deep right-center field with Tommy Edman on first base in the fourth.

“If we were playing European football we would have won in the aggregate,” Reds first baseman Joey Votto said. “If we’d have lost this one it would have been a tough day. It’s good that we came back and won the game.”

Castellanos’ grand slam, smacked with a bat missing a chunk at the top, was the fourth of five straight Cincinnati hits to start the second against Happ, knocking him out of the game.

The game was delayed after the grand slam while umpires discussed and reviewed with New York rules about bats. The umpires determined the chipped bat didn’t play a role in the ball leaving the park, said long-time umpire Randy Marsh, now an umpire observer. Castellanos handed the bat to a fan behind the Reds’ dugout.

“My view is that it was my second home run and I drove in six RBI,” Castellanos said. “Then, all of a sudden, there was an issue. There wasn’t an issue when (Jon) Lester carved me up.”

Haap went into the game 3-0 in five starts since being acquired by St. Louis on July 30. The Reds piled up eight hits and seven runs with two walks and no strikeouts against the left-hander. They sent 12 batters to the plate in the second.

“Baseball is a wild game – a crazy game, sometimes,” Happ said. “I feel like some of the pitches I executed they got hits, and on the pitches I didn’t execute, they got extra-base hits. It happens quickly. It was frustrating. We got the first two (of the series), and I wanted to come in and set the tone. It was frustrating that I wasn’t able to do that.”

Reds right-hander Sonny Gray allowed Tommy Edman’s leadoff home run, the Cardinals’ third first-inning homer of the three-game series. Nolan Arenado added a solo shot.

Those were the only hits and runs allowed in five innings by Gray (7-6), who has won each of his last three starts and is 5-0 over his last seven. He struck out three with no walks.

The Cardinals in the opener bashed three homers among their 12 hits off Wade Miley (11-5), both season highs against the left-hander. Miley gave up five runs with one walk and two strikeouts in four innings for his first loss in 16 starts since coming off the injured list on May 30.

Reliever Genesis Cabrera (3-5) pitched two scoreless innings for St. Louis. Giovanny Gallegos pitched the seventh for his fourth save and second in the Cardinals’ last two games, both against Cincinnati.

The Reds scored three runs in the third inning, equaling the total from their previous three games combined. Miley drove in two with an opposite-field double to left.

Goldschmidt, the game’s second batter, launched a changeup off the ribbon message board atop the center field batter’s eye. He has 24 homers this season. He hit a two-run shot in the first inning of Monday’s 3-1 win.

St. Louis right-hander Miles Mikolas lasted only three innings in his third start since coming off the injured list Aug. 20. He allowed five hits and four runs with one walk and three strikeouts.

Duran has go-ahead single in the 9th, Red Sox beat Rays 3-2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jarren Duran had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth and the COVID-19 impacted Boston Red Sox stopped the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays’ nine-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

Boston infielder Yairo Munoz became the latest Boston player to test positive for the coronavirus. Eight Boston players and two coaches have either had a positive test or are considered close contacts since last Friday.

“That was a great win,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said. “Everybody was into it. It was a great baseball game, let’s put it that way.”

Rafael Devers opened the ninth with a single off Pete Fairbanks (3-5) , the sixth Rays pitcher, and went to second on Alex Verdugos one-out infield hit. After Christian Vazquez struck out, Duran made it 3-2 on his base-hit to right.

Garrett Whitlock (7-2) went two scoreless innings before Adam Ottavino worked the ninth to get his 11th save.

Rays rookie Wander Franco homered off Chris Sale, extending his on-base streak to 32 games. He is one game away from tying Hall of Famers Mel Ott (1929) and Arky Vaughn (1932) for the third-longest stretch for a player under 21.

Sale made his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery, allowing two runs and six hits over a season-high six innings. In addition to inducing three double plays, the lefty struck out three, walked two and hit two batters.

“There’s no doubt we’ve had some gut-punches over the last week, week and a half,” Sale said. “We’ve still got some fight left in us, we’ve got some kick. No one in here has given up.”

Tampa Bay went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

“That’s what happens when you’re facing a guy like Chris Sale,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “He looked really good. He’s shown throughput his career he’s got a knack for making the big pitch with guys on base and he did that tonight.”

Vazquez homered, drove in two runs and made a nifty defensive play for the Red Sox. Boston is two-games up on Oakland in the second AL wildcard race.

Franco’s third-inning two-run opposite-field drive to right on a high and away pitch gave the Rays a 2-1 lead.

“Those are the one’s you don’t lose sleep over, honestly,” Sale said. “That’s not a home-run pitch. He’s not suppose to hit that ball out. That was me verus him and he won. Not too many guys can get to that. It’s not like I hung a breaking ball or threw right it now the middle, he earned it.

Vazquez tied it at 2 on his seventh-inning homer off Collin McHugh, who has allowed just two earned runs in his last 38 2/3 innings,

Alex Verdugo tripled when the ball got past a diving Manuel Margot in center in the second and scored on Vazquez’s single.

Vazquez made a nice scoop on Devers’ thrown and tagged out Joey Wendle as he tried to score on Randy Arozarena’s seventh-inning grounder.

Cash called it a “fantastic” play by Vazquez.

Jonathan Arauz threw out Franco when he attempted to score on Margot’s grounder in the eighth.

Kyle Schwarber had a two-out single in the fifth but Vazquez was easily thrown out trying to score from second by Arozarena in right.

Gerrit Cole fans 15, Yankees beat Angels 4-1 to end skid

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) While Gerrit Cole racked up a season-high 15 strikeouts on the diamond that was once his favorite field, Aaron Judge couldn’t help pondering what the Yankees gained and the Angels lost when New York outmaneuvered Los Angeles for his services two years ago.

“I was just sitting out there in the outfield, (thinking), `Thank goodness he’s wearing his away jersey right now and not a white-and-red jersey,'” the slugger said with a smile. “He’s that good. He’s a guy that can change a team, change a franchise, and we’re just happy to have him.”

When the Yankees desperately needed to wrap up their road trip with a skid-stopping victory, their $324 million ace delivered.

Cole threw seven excellent innings of four-hit ball to earn his AL-leading 14th victory, and New York snapped its four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory Wednesday night.

Judge hit his 30th homer and Luke Voit had a two-run single for the Yankees, who had won 13 straight before their slide.

Cole (14-6) pitched the final game of that winning streak, and he ended New York’s slump in his next start with another performance befitting his mammoth contract. Cole even struck out Shohei Ohtani three times with his blazing fastball – a pitch that rarely seems to get past the major league homers leader this season.

Voit summed up Cole’s outing in a word: “Bulldog.”

“This is what we paid him to come over here to do,” Voit added. “We had a four-game skid, and when his spot is up, we expect to win every time. There’s a reason that guy is one of the best pitchers and a frontrunner for the Cy Young.”

Cole didn’t walk a batter while posting his biggest strikeout total since joining the Yankees. The right-hander was outstanding throughout his first start in his native Orange County since he spurned the Angels’ big-money offer in free agency two years ago for New York’s even bigger $324 million, nine-year deal.

“It’s a special day,” Cole said. “This was the last game of a road trip, and we’re fighting to stay over .500 for the trip. There was a little bit of intensity there, trying not to get swept on the road, and then to do it in front of my family or whatever is just a little cherry on top. You’ve still got to do your job, but it’s nice.”

Cole, who went to high school 4 miles from Angel Stadium, improved to 4-0 with 48 strikeouts, a 2.37 ERA and an 0.99 WHIP over five career starts at the ballpark where his family had season tickets during his childhood in nearby Newport Beach and where Cole played repeatedly in tournaments as a teenager.

“When you’re playing in front of buddies and family, and you go out and perform like that, especially coming off a year where we didn’t travel … I’m sure it’s very satisfying to go out and do that in front of people that care a lot about you,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone, another Los Angeles-area native.

Cole extended his career-best scoreless streak to 21 2/3 innings before David Fletcher delivered an RBI double in the sixth for the Angels, whose three-game winning streak ended as New York avoided being swept in the three-game series.

“I loved our energy,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said. “I loved the way we played. To win a series at this time of year against this team I think speaks volumes.”

Packy Naughton (0-1) yielded six hits and three runs while pitching into the fourth inning of his first major league start and third appearance for the Angels, who acquired him from Cincinnati last year in a trade for Brian Goodwin.

Brett Gardner chased Naughton in the fourth with an RBI single.

Judge connected off Steve Cishek in the eighth.

Dodgers rally past Braves for sweep, Scherzer leaves after 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Turner and AJ Pollock singled home the tying and go-ahead runs through the same infield hole in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Wednesday night and complete a three-game sweep.

The Dodgers moved into sole possession of the NL West lead after the San Francisco Giants lost 5-2 to Milwaukee. Los Angeles hadn’t been in first place since April 25.

The Dodgers staked Max Scherzer to an early 2-0 lead and he was dominating the NL East-leading Braves when he left after 76 pitches. The right-hander struck out nine and walked none in six innings.

Dansby Swanson hit a tiebreaking solo home run – his 26th – in the eighth, giving Atlanta a 3-2 lead.

The Dodgers tied it at 3 on Turner’s single in the hole between third and shortstop, scoring Trea Turner, who doubled and took third on Max Muncy’s groundout.

Corey Seager followed with a walk against Chris Martin (2-4), putting Justin Turner on second with two outs. Pollock singled through the same hole as Justin Turner, who scored for a 4-3 lead.

Phil Bickford (3-1) got one out for the win. Joe Kelly pitched the ninth to earn his fifth career save.

Mookie Betts struck out four times for the second time this season.

The Braves lost their third in a row for the first time since a four-game skid from June 9-12. They also dropped their first road series since July 5-7 at Pittsburgh, and have lost seven in a row and 10 of 11 at Dodger Stadium.

Brusdar Graterol followed Scherzer and gave up three straight hits, including a single by Travis d’Arnaud, who scored on Eddie Rosario’s home run that tied it at 2 in the seventh.

Muncy slugged his 30th home run in the first off Max Fried. It’s the third time the first baseman has had 30 or more homers in a season. He tripled in the third.

Austin Barnes homered leading off the third to make it 2-0.

Scherzer retired 11 in a row after giving up a single to Freddie Freeman in the first.

The Braves put the potential tying runs on base in the fifth with singles by Rosario and Ehire Adrianza, but in a Max vs. Max matchup, Fried struck out swinging to end the inning.

Fried retired seven straight before walking Trea Turner leading off the sixth. He moved up on Fried’s wild pitch but Justin Turner lined out to second to end the inning.

Purdue Soccer: Boilers Travel to In-State Foe Notre Dame Thursday

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In an in-state matchup between two unbeaten programs, the Purdue soccer team makes the short trip north to face Notre Dame on Thursday, September 2, at 7 p.m. ET, at Alumni Stadium.

The match will be broadcast live on ACCNX and live stats can be found at NotreDame.Statbroadcast.com. Additional updates from the Boilermakers from Notre Dame, Indiana, also can be found by connecting with @PurdueSoccer on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, while direct links to follow along are available on the schedule page at PurdueSports.com/Soccer.

The Boilermakers are 2-0-2 and coming off a 1-0 win over Gonzaga on August 26 and a 5-1 victory against Ball State on August 29. The pair of victories helped redshirt senior forward Sarah Griffith and sophomore defender Nicole Kevdzija collect Big Ten Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week accolades on Tuesday.

The Fighting Irish (3-0-1) also are undefeated and on a two-game win streak. Notre Dame opened last weekend with a 2-1, overtime win at Wisconsin on Thursday and added a 1-0 win at Marquette on Sunday. Notre Dame is receiving votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches rankings.

GRIFFITH AND KEVDZIJA NAMED BIG TEN ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Griffith earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week accolades after she scored a hat trick in Sunday’s win over Ball State. Kevdzija was named the Defensive Player of the Week after she netted the game-winning goal while helping Purdue shut out Gonzaga on Thursday, and she added an assist on Sunday. The honors are the first of the season for the Boilermakers.

The Big Ten Player of the Week distinction is the fourth of Kevdzija’s career. Last season, she was recognized with Freshman of the Week honors twice and Offensive Player of the Week accolades once. Griffith is named the league’s Player of the Week for the first time in her career.

Griffith has four goals in four matches this season and 13 in her career. Sunday’s hat trick performance came 10 days after her goal on August 19 to open the season was featured as the No. 5 play on Sports Center’s Top-10 Plays on ESPN.

In her 16-match career, Kevdzija has four career goals, three of them game-winners. She now has two career assists.

LAST TIME OUT: HAT TRICK-FUELED WIN

Purdue remained undefeated with a 5-1 victory against Ball State on Sunday thanks to Griffith’s hat trick, the sixth in program history. The five goals are the most by a Boilermaker team since 2017 and tied for ninth-most in team history, while Griffith’s three-goal game is tied for the program record and the first hat trick since 2017.

Griffith’s first goal came in the seventh minute, followed by scores in the 51st and 59th minutes. Senior midfielder Sydney Duarte and freshman midfielder Abigail Roy also scored for Purdue. Duarte’s goal, in the 69th minute, was the third of her career and first since her freshman campaign in 2018. Roy’s was the first in her four-match Boilermaker career. It came in the 35th minute to break a 1-1 tie and was the game-winner. Ten players had at least a point in the victory, including sophomore midfielder Victoria Kevdzija, who recorded the game-winning assist on her first career point.

Purdue had a 19-11 advantage in shots and a 9-6 edge in shots on goal. Griffith had a match-high six shots and five shots on goal and Roy added three shots, two on goal. Senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova made five saves and BSU’s keeper had four.

A complete recap from the match, including box score, postgame comments from coach Drew Roff and highlights, can be found at PurdueSports.com/Soccer.

SERIES HISTORY VS. NOTRE DAME

Purdue is 1-1 all-time against Notre Dame. Both meetings came in 2002 in South Bend and in contests decided by a 3-1 score. The first match was on October 8, a 3-1 Purdue victory. The rematch came in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, which the Fighting Irish won.

SCOUTING THE FIGHTING IRISH

Notre Dame is 3-0-1 following a pair of road wins last week. UND earned a 2-1 overtime victory at Wisconsin on August 26. A 92nd-minute goal by Sammi Fisher was the difference. Three days later at Marquette, Sophia Fisher scored in the 28th minute to lead the Irish to a 1-0 win. Mattie Interian had six saves at UW and four at MU.

UP NEXT: PURDUE HOSTS SAINT LOUIS

Purdue returns home to face Saint Louis on Sunday, September 5, at 1 p.m. at Folk Field. Admission is free for all fans at 2021 regular-season home matches.

BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER: Butler Soccer to Face IUPUI in Cross-Town Battle

The Butler women’s soccer team returns to the Sellick Bowl on Thursday evening, September 2, to host cross-town opponent IUPUI. The match will kick off at 7 PM.

The Bulldogs (2-1-0) most recently beat Illinois, their second consecutive defeat of a Big Ten opponent. The Jaguars are coming off an 0-4 defeat at the hands of Western Michigan.

Butler has scored six goals this season, averaging 2 goals per game. The Bulldogs have taken 32 total shots, averaging 10.7 shots per game, and 17 of those shots have been on goal (0.531). Katie Soderstrom (3g, 1a) currently leads the team in points and was selected to the Top Drawer Soccer Women’s Team of the Week for her recent performances against Northwestern and Illinois. Abigail Isger (1g, 3a) is second in points, as all four of her shots this season have been on target. Goalkeeper Emma Martin has allowed three goals to begin the season and has recorded 12 saves (80% saves). Morgan Kloosterman (218), Soderstrom (202), Lauren Doerr (201), Claire Farrington (200), and Martin (200) have all logged over 200 minutes on the field this season.

Butler has won six straight games against IUPUI. The largest margin of victory for the Bulldogs over IUPUI occurred on September 19, 2001 (5-1). This was the first ever meeting between the two programs. Butler’s last defeat to IUPUI came on September 29, 2010. That 1-3 loss took place on the IUPUI campus. Butler’s last home defeat to the Jaguars was on September 1, 2009 (0-1).

This season, the Jaguars (1-2-0) are averaging 2.33 goals per game with 7 total goals. They have taken 48 total shots in their first three games, averaging 16 shots per game.

IUPUI Stat Leaders:

#6 Elizabeth Bueckers (senior) (4g, 1a) Leads the team in points (9). Has taken 10 shots, (6 on goal). Scored a hat trick in the opening match of the season, a 3-4 overtime loss to Eastern Kentucky on August 19.

#16 Sam Slimak (sophomore) (1g, 2a) Second on team in points (4).

#24 Maya Lacognato (junior) and #27 Ciena Miller (sophomore) scored the other 2 Jaguar goals this season.

#0 AP Woodal (senior) Has started all three matches in goal for the Jaguars. (6 saves, 8 goals against)

IUPUI went 5-1-2 in the shortened spring 2021 season and finished 4th in the Horizon league with 17 points. The Jaguars scored 9 goals and gave up 3, tying for 2nd place in the Horizon league for fewest goals allowed.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Soccer Heads to Cincinnati for Thursday Showdown Under The Lights

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Game 3 |Thursday, Sept. 2 (7 p.m.)

Ball State (1-1-0) at Cincinnati (2-1-1)

Cincinnati, Ohio (Gettler Stadium)

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MUNCIE, Ind. – – After playing its first two matches versus in-state opponents, the Ball State soccer team will venture out of state for the first time this season when it travels to Cincinnati Thursday for a 7 p.m. contest under the lights at Gettler Stadium.

The Cardinals (1-1-0) are looking to rebound from last Sunday’s 5-1 setback at Purdue, where they gave the host Boilermakers all they could ask for in the opening half, before surrendering three second-half goals.

Fifth-year senior midfielder/forward Melissa Diceman provided the big play for the Cardinals last weekend, with perhaps the most spectacular goal of her career. In the 25th minute she took a pass from senior midfielder Sammi Corcoran, got a shot off just before being tackled by a defender, and knocked the ball past the diving goalie and off the left post into the net for her fourth career goal.

Diceman is the fourth different Ball State player to score a goal this season, as redshirt senior midfielder Nikki Potts (penalty kick), fifth-year senior defender Emily Simmons (10-yards out) and senior midfielder Chelcy Ralph (penalty kick) all found the back of the net in the season-opening win at Valparaiso (Aug. 22).

Ball State will face a Bearcats team that enters Thursday’s match with a 2-1-1 record. UC opened the season with a 2-1 win in the Riverboat Rivalry versus Northern Kentucky (Aug. 19), before playing to a 1-1 draw versus Toledo (Aug. 22). Last week, Cincinnati suffered a 1-0 setback to cross-town rival Xavier (Aug. 26), before rebounding to top Virginia Tech (Aug. 29) by a 2-1 score.

Both Xavier, who the Cardinals will travel to play Sept. 9, and Virginia Tech received votes in the United Soccer Coaches Top 25 Poll prior to facing the Bearcats.

While the teams have battled several times in exhibition, Thursday’s contest will mark the first regular season meeting in the all-time series.

Fans unable to head to Cincinnati for the game can watch live on ESPN+ or follow along with live stats.

THREE THINGS TO KNOW:

1. Thursday’s contest at Cincinnati will be just the fifth night match in the Josh Rife (2019-Present) era … The Cardinals only played one night match in the COVID-19 delayed 2020-21 season, falling at Bowling Green by a score of 2-1 in the MAC Championship match (April 17, 2021).

Night Matches Under Rife:

Sept, 13, 2019 at Florida Atlantic – L, 0-1

Oct. 4, 2019 at Akron – W, 1-0

Oct. 18, 2019 at Toledo – L, 0-1

April 17, 2021 at Bowling Green (MAC Championship) – L, 1-2

2. With her 11th career goal in the win at Valparaiso (Aug. 22), fifth-year senior Nicky Potts moved into a tie for 16th in program history with 29 career points … In fact, Potts is one of only 17 players to score at least 11 career goals as a Cardinal, with five of those goals being game-winners … Senior Tatiana Mason leads Ball State’s active players with 36 career points (7th all-time) and 12 career goals (T-10th all-time), including seven game-winners.

Ball State’s Top Active Goal Scorers:

Tatiana Mason – 12 Goals (7 game-winners)

Nicky Potts – 11 Goals (5 game-winners)

Jenna Dombrowski – 5 Goals (2 game-winners)

3. Ball State’s two penalty kick goals at Valparaiso (Aug. 22) are indeed a rare feat … In fact, the Cardinals only had one penalty kick goal in the last two years combined … The last time Ball State was awarded two penalty kicks in a game was Oct. 11, 2015 versus Ohio … Last Sunday’s effort is the first time Ball State has scored on two penalty kicks in the same game going as far back as the 2003 season … The program record for penalty kick goals in a season is five by the 2007 squad.

Women’s Soccer Hits The Road Against Big Ten Opponent Iowa

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team travels to Iowa City, Iowa for a non-league match against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday, Sept. 2 (7 p.m.).

Game Day Information For Sept. 2
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (1-0-3, 0-0-0 Horizon League) vs. Iowa (3-1-0, 0-0-0 Big Ten Conference) 
When: Thursday, August 31 | 7:00 p.m. ET 
Where: Iowa Soccer Complex | Iowa City, Iowa.
Live StatsLink 
BTN+: Link
Weather: Sunny, high of 82 degrees 

Scouting The Mastodons
The Mastodons are on a four game unbeaten streak. Its record of 1-0-3 is good for second in the Horizon League, behind Milwaukee. The ‘Dons are coming off a 1-1 tie against Bellarmine on Sunday, Aug. 29. In Sunday’s game, freshman forward Gigi Ricciardi scored her first goal of her Mastodon career. Kayla Shebar was credited with the assist, it was her first assist of her Mastodon career. Ricciardi is one of four Mastodons to score a goal this year, the others are Morgan Reitano, Mackenzie Evans, and Megan Sinnott.

Samantha Castaneda is the defending Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week. This past weekend, Castaneda played 220 minutes in net. She racked up six saves, allowed one goal on the weekend, and earned a shutout against Eastern Illinois. She is ranked first in the NCAA in minutes played (410:52). The Fort Wayne native also ranks 14th in the NCAA and first in the Horizon League in shutouts (two). In addition, she is second in the Horizon League save percentage (.900), second in lowest goals against average (0.44) and third in total saves (18, 4.50 saves per game). On the offensive side, Kelsey Gallagher is tied for fourth in assists (two).

One of the key reasons for the Mastodons’ success so far is the impact of the freshman class. Student-athletes such as Ricciardi, Shebar, Marisa Metzger and Bella Reitano have all played significant minutes to start the season.

Scouting The Hawkeyes
Iowa is coming off a 7-9-1 season where they won the Big Ten Tournament Championship and defeated Campbell in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hawkeyes started last season with a 0-6-1 record, and finished the season with a 7-3 record, including a 1-0 over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Tournament Championship game.

The Hawkeyes are off to a 3-1 start to the season with wins over DePaul, Iowa State, and St. Louis. In its four games this year, the Hawkeyes have scored four first half goals. The Hawkeyes lead goal scorer is Kenzie Roling with two goals on the season. She is first on the team in shots on goal (five) and third in shots (eight). Hailey Rydberg leads the Hawkeyes in assists with three. Monica Wilhelm has started four games in net for Iowa. She’s accumulated 10 saves, allowed three goals, has a .769 save percentage and a 0.74 goals allowed average.

David Dilanni enters his eighth year as the Iowa head coach. He has amassed a 71-58-9 record at Iowa and an overall record of 292-76-27 record overall.

Series History
This will be the first ever meeting between the Hawkeyes and Mastodons. The Mastodons are 0-4 all time against Big Ten opponents.

INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Sycamores Go Back on Road to Face Furman

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State women’s soccer heads to the Carolinas and their first stop will be in Greenville, SC on Thursday, Sepetmber 2 for an 8 p.m. match against Furman at Stone Stadium.

This will be the first ever matchup between Indiana State and Furman.

The Sycamores fell 2-1 on Sunday as they played host to UT Martin for their home opener at Memorial Stadium. Freshman midfielder Nora Henderson scored her first career goal on a feed from Mackenzie Kent.

The Paladins enter Thursday’s contest with a 3-0 record having shut out each opponent to begin the fall season. Head coach Andrew Burr is in his 17th season at the school and returns three First Team All-SoCon selections from last season including the Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Year in Isabella Gutierrez. Forward Nieva Gaither was selected as the SoCon Freshman of the Year.

The spring season saw Furman win the seventh SoCon Tournament Championship in program history which gave them a berth into the NCAA Tournament. The Paladins fell to No. 21 ranked Rice 3-1 in the opening round.

Furman is coming off of a 2-0 win over UNC Asheville last Thursday.

Indiana State will travel to Asheville, NC on Sunday for a 12 p.m. ET matchup against UNC Asheville at Greenwood Soccer Field.

INDIANA STATE FOOTBALL: Three Sycamores make NFL rosters heading into the 2021 season

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – For the first time since the late 1980s, three Indiana State football alums are on active NFL rosters heading into the start of the 2021 season. Robert Tonyan Jr. (Green Bay Packers), Dominique Dafney (Green Bay Packers), and Jonas Griffith (Denver Broncos) were all named to the 53-man rosters by their respective teams as fall training camp ended.

The only time Indiana State has had more active players on an NFL roster came back in the late 1980s when Mike Simmonds (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Wayne Davis (San Diego Chargers/Buffalo Bills), Vencie Glenn (New England Patriots), and Tunch Ilkin (Pittsburgh Steelers) were in the league together.

Tonyan is heading into his fourth season with the Packers. The veteran is coming off one of the best seasons by a tight end in Green Bay history after tying for the single-season franchise record for the most touchdown receptions by a tight end (11), while tying for the NFL lead at the position. He also posted career-highs in receptions (52) and receiving yards (586).

Dafney worked his way into a role late with the Packers at the conclusion of his rookie season. The West Des Moines, Iowa native was elevated from the practice squad on Week 13 of the season and was signed to the 53-man active roster in mid-December. He appeared in the final five games of the season and both postseason contests. Highlighting his year included catches in back-to-back weeks in the regular season, including a 13-yard touchdown catch against the Chicago Bears in Week 17.

Griffith spent a majority of the training camp with the San Francisco 49ers, before a late trade sent the six-time All-American to the Denver Broncos roster earlier this week. The 6-4 linebacker was third on the 49ers over the preseason with nine tackles, while adding two special teams tackles. Over his career at Indiana State, he recorded 382 career tackles, 50 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and two interceptions.

All three Sycamores are expected to be on the sidelines when the NFL kicks off the 2021 season over the September 9-13 weekend.

NOTRE DAME VOLLEYBALL: IRISH SET TO HOST SHAMROCK INVITATIONAL

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OUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame hosts its second consecutive season-opening tournament this weekend as Bowling Green, Cincinnati and UW Milwaukee head to South

Bend for the Shamrock Invitational. The Irish meet Bowling Green on Friday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. ET before taking on Cincinnati on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. ET and UW Milwaukee on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 2 p.m. ET. All Irish matches this weekend will be streamed live via ACC Network Extra.

2021 Shamrock Invitational

Friday, September 3 – Cincinnati vs. UW Milwaukee – 4:30 p.m. ET (Live Stats)

Friday, September 3 – Bowling Green vs. Notre Dame – 7 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra/Live Stats)

Saturday, September 4 – Bowling Green vs. UW Milwaukee – 3:30 p.m. ET (Live Stats)

Saturday, September 4 – Cincinnati vs. #25 Notre Dame – 6 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra/Live Stats)

Sunday, September 5 – Cincinnati vs. Bowling Green – 11:30 a.m. ET (Live Stats)

Sunday, September 5 – UW Milwaukee vs. Notre Dame – 7 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra/Live Stats)

FOR STARTERS

The Irish return to action after going 2-1 last weekend in the Golden Dome Invitational.

Notre Dame fell to #16 Western Kentucky in its 2021 season opener before bouncing back with a pair of victories over Oakland and Loyola Chicago last weekend in the Golden Dome Invitational.

The Irish are in the midst of six consecutive home matches to open the 2021 season.

Charley Niego became the 24th Irish member of the program’s 1,000-kill club in the first set of last Saturday’s match against Oakland.

Notre Dame is currently receiving votes in the AVCA Coaches Poll.

HISTORY VS. BOWLING GREEN

Friday will be the 14th meeting between the Irish and Falcons with Notre Dame owning an 11-2 mark in the all-time series.

The Irish have won eight of the last nine matchups against Bowling Green, including a four-set triumph two seasons ago on August 31, 2019.

In that 2019 victory over the Falcons, Caroline Meuth notched a game-high 21 kills in just her third match in an Irish uniform.

HISTORY VS. CINCINNATI

The Irish and Bearcats have met on 18 previous occasions with Notre Dame holding an 11-7 edge in the all-time series.

Notre Dame has won two of the last three contests against Cincinnati, but dropped a four-set decision to the Bearcats in their last meeting on September 13, 2019.

The Irish have a 5-1 record in home matches vs. Cincinnati.

HISTORY VS. UW MILWAUKEE

The Irish own a 2-1 mark against Wisconsin Milwaukee but the two schools have not squared off since the 2002 season.

Sunday’s match between the programs will be the first in the 25-point era.

IUPUI MEN’S SOCCER: MEN’S SOCCER TO FACE FORMER LEAGUE OPPONENT ON FRIDAY

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MACOMB, Ill. – The IUPUI men’s soccer team will continue a three-game road stretch to open the season when the Jaguars take on former league foe Western Illinois on Friday (Sept. 3) at 6:00 p.m. Eastern. The Jags have opened with a strong non-league schedule, having played Bowling Green to a 0-0 draw to open the season before falling on the road at Xavier by a 3-1 score.

Fifth-year senior Cameron Haegele notched his first career goal, an equalizer, in the loss at Xavier. IUPUI drew even on Haegele’s strike just more than a minute after allowing the day’s first goal. Redshirt sophomore Lucas Morefield took the loss in goal, making one save in the defeat. IUPUI outshot Xavier by a 5-4 count in the second half and threatened frequently, including a rocket of a free kick from Logan Finnegan that had to be punched over the crossbar. Tylin Broaders, Kirezi Freddy, Mandela Cybahiro and Rayan Choukri came off the IUPUI bench to provide an attacking presence to combine with Finnegan, Luke Liljegren and Chris Workman.

IUPUI and Western Illinois were league foes for more than 20 years before the Jaguars moved to the Horizon League. Friday’s match will mark the 25th meeting between the two schools.

QUOTABLE

“I couldn’t be more proud of our guys in that second half. It’s disappointing to lose but I’m very proud of their effort and ethic to kind of put Xavier back on its heels. Our defensive work rate and pressure put Xavier on their heels in the second half and helped us create some (scoring) opportunities,” Barnett said.

PROBABLE XI (based on the last outing)

GK- Lucas Morefield, Soph.

D- Gianni Catenacci, 5th

D- Ethan Diedel, Sr.

D- Corey Goede, Sr.

D- Tommy Patacca, 5th

MF- Logan Finnegan, Soph.

MF- Cameron Haegele, 5th

MF- Luke Liljegren, Jr.

MF- Anthony Saporito, Sr.

MF- Chris Workman, Jr.

F- Riley Shives, Sr.

SCOUTING THE JAGS

IUPUI is 0-1-1 to start the year after dropping a 3-1 contest at Xavier. Cameron Haegele has IUPUI’s lone goal on the season, having buried a strike from 20 yards out at Xavier. Defensively, IUPUI opened the year with a double overtime draw at Bowling Green ahead of the loss at Xavier. Quinn McCallion has a spotless 0.00 goals against average in his 58 minutes in net while Lucas Morefield has a 1.91 GAA and four stops in his two appearances. 

SCOUTING THE LEATHERNECKS

Western Illinois went 3-0 in exhibition play with wins over Lincoln College (3-0), Quincy (2-0) and Chicago State (2-0), but has since gone 0-2 to start the year with road losses at Central Methodist (0-2) and Drake (0-1). WIU has yet to score on the year, but is even with opponents in shots (21-21) and has a 14-13 edge in corner kicks. Two different WIU goalkeepers have seen action as both Seanan Main and Alex Flowers have each earned starts between the posts.

ALL-TIME SERIES

IUPUI is 10-11-3 all-time against Western Illinois in a series that dates back to 1998. The last meeting was a 2-2 double overtime draw on Oct. 30, 2019 in Indianapolis. IUPUI is winless in the past six meetings between the two teams and hasn’t won in the series since October 2012. IUPUI is 2-8-1 in the 11 matchups played on the road.

UP NEXT

IUPUI will open Horizon League play on Saturday, Sept. 11 when the Jaguars host Wright State at 1:00 p.m. at Carroll Stadium.

IUPUI VOLLEYBALL: VOLLEYBALL TO HOST TWO-DAY HAMPTON INN INVITATIONAL

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INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI volleyball team will make its home debut this weekend when the Jaguars host the annual Hampton Inn Invitational inside the Jungle. The Jaguars will welcome Chattanooga, Toledo and Western Illinois to the round robin event as two matches will be played on Friday (Sept. 3), followed by four matches on Saturday (Sept. 4).

Tickets will be available on the main concourse throughout the event and IUPUI fans are encouraged to purchase fall season tickets to save on admission prices.

On the court, IUPUI (1-2) will take on Chattanooga on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. before facing both Western Illinois (12:00 p.m.) and Toledo (6:00 p.m.) on Saturday. No video will be available but live stats of all six matches will be available at the start of each contest. Head coach Lindsey Froehlich’s squad went 1-2 to start the year at the EIU Panther Invitational, culminating with a 3-1 win over Bellarmine.

Freshman Briana Brown and junior Allie Pogue paced the IUPUI offense with 37 and 36 kills respectively as the Jaguars hit .190 over three matches. Maddie Haines chipped in 28 kills and Millai Madison and Emily Alan had 13 apiece. Darragh Dixon handled the setting duties, averaging 8.83 assists per set for the weekend. Meanwhile, Addie Evans and Alli Cook were tops from the service line with four aces each.

Defensively, fifth-year senior Rhiannon Schuenemann averaged 4.50 digs per set and Madison and Haines anchored the blocking positions with a combined 22 blocks.

SCOUTING CHATTANOOGA

Chattanooga is 1-2 to start the year with a win over Georgia State and losses to both Memphis and Cal Baptist. Gylian Finch leads the Mocs with 36 kills and Sophia Bossong averages 9.30 assists per set. Defensively, Paige Gallentine averages 4.40 digs/set and Coniah Davis (11.0 blocks) and Marcelle Baez-Carlo (10.0 blocks) lead their block.

SCOUTING TOLEDO

Toledo opened the season at 2-1 with wins over Elon and Lehigh sandwiching a 3-0 loss at Virginia Tech. Taylor Alt averages 4.10 kills/set and is hitting .310 to start the year while Elaine Redman averages 7.89 assists/set. Rhyen Neal has a team-high 29 digs and Rhyenne Filisi, Jada Bouyer and Alt have a team-high seven blocks each.

SCOUTING WESTERN ILLINOIS

WIU is 0-3 to start the year, having suffered losses to Northern Illinois, William & Mary and CSU Bakersfield thus far. Mariah Mitchell leads the WIU attack at 2.70 kills/set and Jessie Connell averages 5.71 assists/set. Defensively, Erika Moore averages a team-high 2.86 digs per set and Kennedy Davis has a team-high 8.0 blocks.

UP NEXT

IUPUI will participate in the Indiana State Tournament from Sept. 9-11, squaring off with Indiana State (Sept. 9), Austin Peay (Sept. 10) and Western Michigan (Sept. 11) in Terre Haute.

INDIANAPOLIS MEN’S SOCCER: Men’s Soccer Opens 2021 Season in Columbus this Weekend

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INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 4-ranked University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team is set to begin the 2021 campaign this weekend in Columbus, Ohio. The Greyhounds will begin the year with a battle against Ohio Dominican at 3:30 p.m. on Friday followed by a matchup with Ashland on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Coming off the most successful campaign in school history, UIndy is set to bring back nine all-GLVC selections from the team that corralled a strong 13-0-4 record in a shortened 2020-21 season. Head coach John Higgins, who enters his 12th season at the helm of the program, brings back the powerful duo of Alejandro Steinwascher, who was crowned the 2020-21 GLVC Offensive Player of the Year, and Makel Rasheed, who was tabbed as the 2020-21 GLVC Defensive Player of the Year.

Valpo Cross Country Set to Open Season with Home Meet

After a 2020-2021 season that was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Friday will mark a return to normalcy for the Valparaiso University men’s and women’s cross country teams.

The program will kick off the season with its annual home meet, now known as the Winrow Open, with the women’s 5K beginning at 5 p.m. and the men’s 6K to follow at 5:45 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso.

“Returning to a normal competition schedule helps the level of motivation in training,” Valpo head coach Mike Straubel said. “We can train with more purpose and prepare for the conference meet the right way. Last year, with the conference championship being the only meet, we weren’t able to prepare the way we normally would during the regular season.”

The hosts will be joined by Notre Dame, Purdue and Green Bay to form a competitive field at Friday’s meet. In the men’s Great Lakes Region preseason rankings, Notre Dame is first and Purdue is sixth. On the women’s side, Notre Dame is fourth and Purdue is eighth. The Fighting Irish men placed second in last year’s NCAA Championship. In addition, the Notre Dame men are ranked second nationally and their women are 19th in the preseason poll.

“With the full season back, we are going to use the home meet as a way to launch our preparation plan for the most important meets at the end of the season, the conference and regional meets,” Straubel said. “This year, with the personnel and depth that we have, we will employ good pack running to work on elevating our fourth and fifth runners. Whether or not we beat the other teams won’t be the measure of our success on Friday, instead we will be evaluating how we execute our race plan in order to set ourselves up for the end of the season.” 

This marks the 32nd running of the Valpo home meet, which served as the season-opening meet for 26 consecutive years prior to the one-year hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19. Notre Dame is the defending (2019) champion for both men’s and women’s. This will represent the first installment of the event under its new name, the Winrow Open. The meet was renamed in honor of former Valpo head cross country coach Ed Winrow, who passed away in March 2020.

“I met Coach Winrow a few times and he was a dynamic personality who was respected and loved by the people he coached,” Straubel said. “When he passed away, the tributes that his former student-athletes exchanged were awe inspiring. I thought it was appropriate to give the meet a name that recognized his accomplishments and what he meant to our program.”

Junior Eric Carothers (Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern) and senior Ignacio Veloz Bonilla (San Juan, P.R. / American Military Academy) are expected to lead the way for the Valpo men this season. Carothers earned All-Missouri Valley Conference honors last season while also collecting the MVC Elite 17 Award and MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team status.

“Both Eric and Ignacio are strong candidates to compete for all-conference this season,” Straubel said. “A large number of our team members came back to campus in great shape and early workouts suggest that our depth will be strong.”  

On the women’s side, the Beacons are led by sophomore Grace Aurand (Highland, Ind. / Highland), who cracked the track & field program record book in the outdoor 1,500-meter run by ranking fourth in Valpo history as a freshman last season. Senior Alaina Carpenter (Grandville, Mich. / Grandville), senior Maranda Donahue (Delton, Mich. / Delton-Kellogg), sophomore Ellie Roeglin (Delafield, Wis. / Lake County Lutheran) and sophomore Joely Overstreet (Genoa, Ill. / Genoa-Kingston) comprise a solid group behind Aurand.

“Grace has led the way in workouts, but we’re also excited about the group of four behind her,” Straubel said. “Those four are close, so our race plan is to get them working together and pushing one another to finish as high as possible.” 

MARIAN VOLLEYBALL: MARIAN SWEEPS GOSHEN IN CROSSROADS LEAGUE OPENER

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Goshen, Ind.  – The Marian volleyball team continued their undefeated start Wednesday night, beginning Crossroads League play with a one-sided sweep of Goshen College. Marian won with set scores of 25-13, 25-14, and 25-11, improving to 9-0 overall on the season.

Marian wasted no time getting off to a quick start in their Crossroads League opener, using three different hitters to quickly build a 5-0 lead. Goshen interrupted the opening run with a kill from Madison Coles, but an attack error gave Marian another chance to go on another run, as a Jaymison Summers kill and Gianna Feld service ace paced a 3-0 clip. Skyler Van Note got involved in the offense as the set prolonged, pushing Marian out to a 16-6 lead after scoring four straight kills for the Knights. Van Note, Summers, and Sarah Spangler helped finish off the first set, as the trio of hitters scored six of the final nine points to give Marian a 1-0 lead on the night.

The second set looked much like the first, with Marian building a commanding 8-2 lead after 10 rallies. Emma Hirchak started a run for Marian after helping the Knights amass their lead, with the Knights going on a 5-1 run to own a 12-3 advantage. Averi Lanman, Madison Brooks, and Michaela Hoffa all contributed to the run, with Hoffa helping extend the set lead to double figures at 18-8. The young hitters in Lanman and Brooks helped send the lead as high as 12 points in the second set, with Gabby Fish ended the set with the 25-14 win on a kill from Serena Dodson.

Looking to close out the quick sweep, Marian wasted little time establishing a lead in the third set as they quickly grew a 7-0 lead, with Lexi Spence recording a pair of service aces in the flurry of scores. A block and kill from Goshen ended the run, but Marian soon started another with a kill from Hirchak and service ace from Sydney Schaffer sparking a 5-0 spree. A kill from Summers would put Marian on top 14-7, starting the final push for the Knights as they scored seven straight points to lead 20-7. A pair of service aces from Alison Dreves helped Marian close the match, with Hirchak putting down a kill to close the sweep in the 25-11win.

As a team, Marian had 47 kills on 47 attacks, posting a season-best hitting percentage of .541. Hirchak, Van Note, and Summers each had seven kills to lead the hitters for the Knights, while Hoffa, Brooks and Spangler each had five. The Knights had a total of 11 service aces with Spence leading the team with three, while Schaffer and Dreves each had two. Spence led the team with 24 assists while Dodson had 10, and Maggie Meyer led the team with a match-high 14 digs.

Marian will return to play next Wednesday when they travel to Spring Arbor.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1880       At Strawberry Hill, located on the shores of Nantasket Beach in Hull, Massachusetts, the first baseball game played at night takes place under artificial light with teams made up of employees from the retail competitors of Jordan Marsh and R.H. White. The contest, illuminated by lights placed on three wooden towers erected five hundred feet apart from one another by the Northern Electric Light Company, supplying the brightness of 90,000 candles, ends in a poorly-played 16-16 tie, when the players need to catch the last ferry back to Boston.

1920       Warren G. Harding, who will serve as the next president of the United States, throws three pitches for the Kerrigan Tailors, a semi-pro team, in an exhibition game played against the Cubs. The contest, in which the Giants, Reds, and Indians declined to be participants, was arranged in the presidential candidate’s hometown to make him more appealing to the masses.

1929       In the first game of a holiday doubleheader, Senator shortstop Joe Cronin completes the third cycle in franchise history, collecting five hits in the team’s 10-7 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. In 1940, the 22 year-old infielder will accomplish the feat for the Red Sox against the Tigers at Briggs Stadium.

1932       In his final major league appearance, 20-year-old Lew Krausse Sr. shuts out the Red Sox in the nightcap of a twin bill at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, 15-0. In 1961, 18 year-old Lew Krausse Jr., in his major league debut, blanks the Angels 4-0, giving the father-son duo back-to-back shutouts twenty-nine years apart.

1937       The first two batters for the home team, Boze Berger and Mike Kreevich, both homer off Boston right-hander Johnny Marcum, giving the White Sox a quick 2-0 lead in the Comiskey Park contest. Chicago hits two additional round-trippers in the third inning, including Berger’s second of the game and the other by Dixie Walker, accounting for all the runs in the team’s eventual 4-0 victory over the Red Sox.

1939       After Babe Dahlgren strikes out during an intentional walk, and George Selkirk and Joe Gordon try to steal home on successive pitches by trotting to the plate, the Red Sox fans throw garbage onto the field, protesting the Yankees making deliberate outs to take advantage of the 6:30 Sunday curfew. Umpire Cal Hubbard rules the Boston crowd’s action makes it impossible to continue the Fenway Park contest and forfeits the game to New York, giving the Bronx Bombers a 9-0 ‘official’ victory.

1944       Batting cleanup for the Dodgers, Dixie Walker completes a cycle when he hits a sixth-inning double off Rube Fischer in the team’s 8-4 win over the Giants. The Brooklyn right fielder’s four RBIs prove to be the difference in the Ebbets Field’s contest.

1952       In his major league debut, Washington’s Miguel Fornieles tosses a one-hitter, beating the visiting A’s at Griffith Stadium, 5-0. The Senators’ 20-year-old rookie right-hander, traded to the White Sox in the offseason for Chuck Stobbs, finishes the season with a 2-2 record and posts an ERA of 1.37 in four games.

1955       In the second inning of the Cubs’ 12-2 rout of St. Louis at Wrigley Field, Ernie Banks sets the record for home runs hit by a shortstop when he hits a two-run, two-out shot off Redbird southpaw Paul LaPalme for his 40th round-tripper. ‘Mr. Cub’ will extend the mark to 44 homers this season and will boost the total to 48 in 1958.

1957       At Wrigley Field, the Braves sweep the Cubs, 23-10, and 4-0. Frank Torre crosses the plate in the first, second, third, fourth, sixth, and ninth innings in the opener, tying a major league record by scoring six times in one game.

1960       Ted Williams homers off Senator right-hander Don Lee in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’s 5-1 victory over Washington at Fenway Park. As a rookie in 1939, the Boston outfielder also went deep off Lee’s dad, Thornton.

1962       Stan Musial, with a ninth-inning pinch-hit single in the Cardinals’ 4-3 loss to New York at Busch Stadium, moves past Tris Speaker on the all-time hits list into second place with his 3,516th hit. ‘Stan the Man’, who will finish his career with 3630, will remain far behind Ty Cobb’s total of 4191 and will be eventually surpassed by Pete Rose (4256) and Hank Aaron (3771).

1965      During a pregame ceremony at Shea Stadium, the Mets retire Casey Stengel’s uniform number 37. The team’s first manager, who decided to retire shortly after fracturing his hip at the end of July, compiled a 175-404 record with the expansion team, never finishing higher than in last place.

1965       In anticipation of the team’s move to Anaheim next year, owner Gene Autry announces the Los Angeles Angels will now be known as the California Angels effective today, becoming the second major league team to be named after an entire state. The franchise, the first to change its moniker during the season, will eventually use a logo that incorporates an image of the Golden State, along with the team’s iconic halo.

1965       Cubs first baseman Ernie Banks hits his 400th career home run, a three-run round-tripper off Cardinal hurler Curt Simmons in the third inning, helping Chicago to defeat St. Louis at Wrigley Field, 5-3. ‘Mr. Cub’ will finish his 19-year career with 512 home runs, including 277 home runs stroked as a shortstop, the record at the time of his retirement.

1969       Willie Davis, with his sixth-inning double in the team’s 5-4 loss to New York at Dodger Stadium, breaks a 53 year-old franchise record by hitting safely in thirty consecutive games. The LA outfielder surpasses the streak established by Zack Wheat in 1916 when the team played in Brooklyn.

1971       Cesar Cedeno hits an inside-the-park grand slam when Dodger second baseman Jim Lefebvre and right fielder Bill Buckner collide, trying to make the fifth inning catch. The 200-foot dropped bloop contributes to the Astros’ 9-3 victory over LA at the Astrodome.

1972       Coming to bat in the top of the eighth inning trailing 8-0, the Mets score seven runs and add another four tallies in the ninth to stun the Astros, 11-8. The come-from-behind victory is the Amazins’ biggest comeback in franchise history.

1972       With his 2,971st hit in a Pirates uniform, Roberto Clemente breaks Honus Wagner’s record for the most hits in the franchise’s history. The historic blow is a three-run homer off San Francisco hurler Sam McDowell in the bottom of the fourth inning in an eventual 6-3 victory for the Bucs at Three Rivers Stadium.

1972       In his major league debut, Doug Rau throws a three-hitter, beating the Cardinals at Busch Stadium, 5-1. The 23 year-old Dodger southpaw, who will compile a respectable 81-60 record, helps his cause with a triple in his first big-league at-bat but never hits another three-bagger during a nine-year career.

1972       Dave Downs throws a complete game shutout in his first major league appearance, blanking the Braves, 3-0, in the nightcap of a twin bill at Atlanta Stadium. The 20-year-old Phillies’ right-hander will never win another major league game when he develops a sore arm caused by tendonitis.

1972       After retiring twenty-six consecutive batters, Cubs starter Milt Pappas walks pinch-hitter Larry Stahl on a 3-2 pitch, losing a bid for a perfect game. ‘Gimpy’ retires the next batter, Gary Jestadt, to preserve his 8-0 no-hitter against the Padres at Wrigley Field.

1973       After he serves three stormy seasons with the team, the Tigers fire Billy Martin, on the last day of his three-day suspension for ordering pitchers to throw spitballs. Jim Campbell, the team’s general manager, announces the dismissal was made “for the good of the organization,” with the recent incident being a contributing factor, but not the sole reason for releasing his manager.

1975       Johnny LeMaster becomes the second player to hit an inside-the-park home run in his first major league at-bat, dashing around the bases on a fourth-inning pitch thrown by Don Sutton in the Giants’ 7-3 win over LA at Candlestick Park. The San Francisco shortstop joins Luke Stuart, who accomplished the feat at the Polo Grounds while playing for the 1921 Browns.

1985       In his first major league at-bat, A’s pinch-hitter Jose Canseco strikes out in the ninth inning facing right-handed reliever Ken Dixon in the team’s 12-4 loss to the Orioles at Memorial Stadium. During his 17 seasons in the major leagues, the 21 year-old slugger will strike out 1,942 times en route to hitting 462 home runs.

1986       The Astros and Cubs use a major league record 53 players in the game. Billy Hatcher’s home run off Greg Maddux in the top of the 18th inning is the difference in Houston’s 8-7 victory at Wrigley Field.

1987       Kevin Bass becomes the first National Leaguer to homer from both sides of the plate twice in one season when he goes deep twice in the Astros’ 10-1 rout of the Cubs at the Astrodome. The Houston right fielder also accomplished the last month against San Francisco.

1990       Dave Stieb pitches the major league record ninth no-hitter of the season, beating the Indians 3-0. Previously, the Blue Jay right-hander had lost three no-hit bids after getting the first two outs in the ninth inning.

1993       The Rockies, drawing a crowd 47,699 for their 62nd home game, surpass the 1982 Dodgers when the team attracts 3,617,863 fans to Denver’s Mile High Stadium, setting a new National League single-season attendance record. The expansion club will also break the 1992 Blue Jays’ major league mark of 4,028,318 before the season is over.

1996       After his operation in May to remove an aneurysm in his pitching arm, David Cone makes a dramatic return to the mound when he hurls seven innings of no-hit ball. Mariano Rivera gives up the opponent’s only hit, a one-out infield single in the ninth inning to Jose Herrera, in the Yankees’ 5-0 victory over the A’s at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

1996       Mike Greenwell beats the Mariners single-handedly, driving in all nine runs in the Red Sox’ 9-8 victory over Seattle. The Boston right fielder, having already collected a double, home run, and a grand slam, knocks in the decisive run with a 10th-inning single in the Kingdome contest.

1998       At Pro Player Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire hits his 58th and 59th home runs of the season, surpassing Jimmie Foxx, who blasted 58 for the A’s in 1932, and Hank Greenberg, who also accomplished the feat six years later with the Tigers. The St. Louis slugger will finish the year with 70 homers, far surpassing the single-season mark of 61, established in 1961 by Yankee right fielder Roger Maris.

1998       Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits his 56th homer of the season, tying the franchise record established in 1930 Hack Wilson. The right fielder’s solo round-tripper in the sixth inning of the Wrigley Field contest off Jason Bere contributes to Chicago’s 4-2 victory over Cincinnati.

1998       Nomar Garciaparra hits a ninth-inning grand slam, giving the Red Sox a 7-3 walk-off win over the Mariners at Fenway Park. The 25 year-old shortstop becomes one of only five players to hit 30 homers in each of his first two seasons, joining Rudy York (1937-38 Tigers), Ron Kittle (1983-84 White Sox), Jose Canseco (1986-87 A’s), and Mark McGwire (1987-88 A’s).

1998       Cardinals starter Kent Mercker hits a grand slam, en route to picking up the win in the Redbirds’ 14-4 rout of the Marlins at Dolphin Stadium. The fourth-inning round-tripper off Jesus Sanchez will be the only career homer the St. Louis southpaw will hit in his 18-year tenure in the major leagues.

1999       Cal Ripken, Jr. sets off a very enthusiastic ovation at Camden Yards when he becomes the 29th major leaguer to hit 400 career home runs. The Oriole third baseman connects for a three-run blast with two outs off right-hander Rolando Arrojo in the third inning of the Birds’ 11-6 victory over Tampa Bay.

2000       Elvis Pena becomes the first person named Elvis to appear in a major league game. The 23 year-old Dominican infielder, in his debut for the Rockies, strikes out swinging as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of Colorado’s 8-3 loss to Milwaukee at Coors Field.

2001       Red Sox pinch-hitter Carl Everett, with two outs and two strikes, singles in the bottom of the ninth to spoil Mike Mussina’s bid for a perfect game. The Yankee right-hander retires the next batter for his fourth career one-hitter, a 1-0 victory over Boston at Fenway Park.

2001       For the first time in major league history, four games end with only one run scoring in the contest. The Yankees, Padres, Astros, and Blue Jays beat their respective opponents, Red Sox, Diamondbacks, Brewers, and Tigers, 1-0.

2002       In the top of the ninth inning, Diamondback first baseman Mark Grace hurls an inning of relief with the team trailing the Dodgers, 18-0. The All-Star infielder retires three of the four batters he faces in the Bank One Ballpark, yielding a two-out home run to David Ross.

2003       To make the perception of a younger and hipper team, the Blue Jays unveiled their fourth logo in its 27-year history. The new look for the 2004 season adds black and silver trimming to a newly stylized bird while eliminating the red maple leaf backdrop and the word Blue.

2006       At Tropicana Field, the Devil Rays’ second triple play in franchise history is the first-ever in the annals of the game in which the ball never touched the bat. The 2-6-2 triple killing against the Mariners occurs when Raul Ibanez strikes out on a full count (1), then Adrian Beltre, going on the pitch, is tagged out attempting to steal second (2) with shortstop Ben Zobrist returning the ball to catcher Dioner Navarro, nailing Jose Lopez trying to score from third (3).

2006       Joining Jeremy Hermida (Marlins, 2005) and Bill Duggleby (Phillies, 1898), Kevin Kouzmanoff becomes the third player in major league history to hit a grand slam in his first career at-bat. The Indians’ 25 year-old DH, filling in for the injured Travis Hafner, who hit six bases-juiced homers this season, tying a major league record, is the first person to accomplish the feat on the first pitch he ever sees in the big leagues.

2008       New York starter Jonathon Niese, born on the day the Mets won their last World Championship, makes his major league debut against the Brewers in Miller Park. On his second pitch of the game, the 21 year-old southpaw gives up a home run to Rickie Weeks, making him the first rookie in franchise history to yield a home run to the first batter he faces in his career.

2017       In their return to Minute Maid Park, the Astros sweep a doubleheader from the Mets, 12-8 and 4-1, having played their last home series at the Rays’ Tropicana Field. Extreme flooding in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey necessitated a change of venue for the eventual World Champs.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay8449.63243 – 2441 – 2544 – 1914 – 814 – 179 – 1L 1
NY Yankees7756.579739 – 2538 – 3127 – 3020 – 819 – 126 – 4W 1
Boston7659.563941 – 2635 – 3335 – 2817 – 1013 – 176 – 4W 1
Toronto7062.53013.536 – 2934 – 3328 – 2815 – 1213 – 166 – 4W 1
Baltimore4191.31142.519 – 4422 – 4714 – 438 – 2213 – 153 – 7L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox7856.58246 – 2432 – 3217 – 1337 – 2512 – 126 – 4W 3
Cleveland6664.5081035 – 3031 – 3410 – 1834 – 2213 – 167 – 3W 3
Detroit6371.4701535 – 3428 – 3714 – 1125 – 3918 – 154 – 6W 1
Kansas City5973.4471832 – 3327 – 4010 – 1925 – 3112 – 155 – 5L 3
Minnesota5875.43619.532 – 3626 – 399 – 1328 – 3213 – 204 – 6L 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston7855.58641 – 2537 – 3016 – 1219 – 1637 – 195 – 5L 2
Oakland7360.549537 – 3136 – 2915 – 1518 – 829 – 283 – 7L 1
Seattle7262.5376.540 – 2932 – 3318 – 1313 – 1636 – 246 – 4W 2
LA Angels6668.49312.536 – 3230 – 3616 – 1719 – 1121 – 324 – 6L 1
Texas4786.3533131 – 3716 – 4912 – 159 – 1721 – 414 – 6L 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Atlanta7062.53033 – 3237 – 3036 – 2822 – 126 – 84 – 6L 3
Philadelphia6864.515239 – 2829 – 3636 – 2714 – 1012 – 166 – 4W 5
NY Mets6567.492540 – 2725 – 4029 – 2813 – 1416 – 174 – 6W 3
Washington5576.42014.531 – 3524 – 4124 – 3712 – 139 – 192 – 8L 4
Miami5578.41415.534 – 3221 – 4624 – 2911 – 1817 – 174 – 6L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee8252.61236 – 2946 – 2312 – 1342 – 2123 – 87 – 3W 4
Cincinnati7263.53310.537 – 3135 – 3217 – 1237 – 2410 – 204 – 6W 1
St. Louis6864.5151335 – 3033 – 3414 – 1628 – 2815 – 116 – 4L 1
Chi Cubs5975.4402333 – 3226 – 4312 – 1924 – 3217 – 125 – 5W 2
Pittsburgh4885.36133.528 – 3820 – 4712 – 1217 – 4311 – 214 – 6L 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers8549.63446 – 2339 – 2624 – 913 – 1036 – 227 – 3W 3
San Francisco8449.6320.542 – 2242 – 2719 – 1016 – 1436 – 185 – 5L 4
San Diego7163.5301441 – 2930 – 3414 – 1516 – 1430 – 304 – 6L 1
Colorado6172.45923.543 – 2218 – 508 – 814 – 1929 – 354 – 6W 1
Arizona4590.33340.528 – 3817 – 5212 – 1813 – 1919 – 453 – 7W 1

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England2315444428169-1-16-3-349
Orlando City SC21984302466-4-13-4-335
Nashville SC2181123420147-6-01-5-235
New York City FC2010463619178-1-22-3-434
Philadelphia22886282356-3-22-5-432
CF Montreal22877302736-3-12-4-631
D.C.229310353237-0-32-3-730
Columbus227692529-45-3-32-3-627
Atlanta226972528-34-3-32-6-427
Chicago2265112433-95-4-41-1-723
Inter Miami CF206592131-104-2-52-3-423
New York2064102325-25-2-31-2-722
FC Cincinnati203892137-160-5-33-3-617
Toronto FC2236132647-211-5-32-1-1015
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle2212643519165-4-37-2-142
Sporting KC2211743722155-5-16-2-340
Colorado2011543020106-3-15-2-338
Los Angeles221138353507-1-44-2-436
Minnesota21876242406-2-32-5-331
Portland2183102939-106-1-32-2-727
Real Salt Lake21768312745-4-22-2-627
Vancouver216872731-45-2-31-6-426
San Jose216872429-53-3-43-5-326
FC Dallas226793033-34-5-22-2-725
Los Angeles FC216692831-34-5-22-1-724
Austin2154122029-93-2-52-2-719
Houston2231092434-103-5-20-5-719

WNBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Connecticut Sun216.77813-18-510-39-19 W
Chicago Sky1413.5197.04-810-59-45-51 L
New York Liberty1117.39310.56-95-85-82-85 L
Washington Mystics1016.38510.57-73-95-73-71 L
Indiana Fever619.24014.04-92-104-95-51 W
Atlanta Dream619.24014.03-103-95-70-1010 L
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Las Vegas Aces197.73110-39-48-47-32 W
Seattle Storm1810.6432.08-510-58-54-63 L
Minnesota Lynx169.6402.59-37-69-48-23 W
Phoenix Mercury1610.6153.07-79-36-79-17 W
Dallas Wings1115.4238.04-77-86-73-71 L
Los Angeles Sparks1017.3709.57-73-101-114-64 L