Evan Rodrigues scored twice in the third period to break a deadlock and the Florida Panthers claimed a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Monday in Sunrise, Fla., in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Florida now leads the best-of-seven series 2-0. Game 3 is set for Thursday in Edmonton.

Niko Mikkola and Aaron Ekblad also scored for the Panthers, who emphatically erased a 1-0 deficit. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 18 saves.

Mattias Ekholm had the lone goal for the Oilers, who managed only seven shots on target through the first two periods. Goalie Stuart Skinner stopped 24 shots.

Florida now has history on its side, as 49 of the 54 teams to previously win the first two games of the finals have gone on to win the Stanley Cup.

However, the victory may have come at a high cost for the Panthers, who lost captain Aleksander Barkov in the third period. Barkov took a forearm to the jaw from Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl and did not return to the game.

With the score tied 1-1, Rodrigues gave the Panthers their first lead of the contest 3:11 into the third period. Edmonton defenseman Evan Bouchard coughed up a turnover to Rodrigues in the slot, and Rodrigues quickly ripped a shot through a screen.

Rodrigues added a power-play marker at 12:26 while driving to the net, redirecting Anton Lundell’s pass for his sixth goal of the playoffs and third of the finals. The Oilers had killed 34 consecutive power plays before Rodrigues found the back of the net.

Ekblad’s empty-net goal, his first tally of the 2024 postseason, with 2:28 remaining in regulation sealed the victory.

Despite Florida controlling the bulk of the play, Ekholm gave Edmonton its first lead of the series when he opened the scoring at 11:17 of the first period. Ekholm elected to shoot during an odd-man rush and came away with his fifth goal of the playoffs.

Mikkola drew the Panthers even at the 9:34 mark of the second with his second goal of the postseason.



Eli Serrano III and Alex Sosa each amassed three hits, including a homer, while leading No. 10 North Carolina State to an 8-5 win over No. 7 Georgia on Monday to earn a berth in the Men’s College World Series.

The game was the finale of the best-of-three Athens (Ga.) Super Regional. The MCWS, which begins on Friday in Omaha, Neb., will feature a field of four Atlantic Coast Conference teams and four Southeastern Conference teams.

Garrett Pennington and Alec Makarewicz also went deep for the Wolfpack (38-21), who are headed to the MCWS for the fourth time. NC State will appear in the MCWS for the first time since 2021.

Wolfpack starting pitcher Logan Whitaker struck out seven while throwing 4 1/3 innings of two-run ball. He allowed four hits and one walk. Jacob Dudan (4-2) got the win in relief, and Derrick Smith fired three innings of one-run ball for his eighth save.

Tre Phelps hit a two-run homer among his three hits and Charlie Condon also hit a home run for the Bulldogs (43-17). Georgia starting pitcher Zach Harris (5-2) was tagged for three runs on eight hits and no walks in three-plus innings. He fanned three.

Phelps’ blast opened the scoring in the second inning, but Pennington’s two-run shot in the third tied the game. NC State went ahead for good when Matt Heavner scored on a passed ball in the fourth, and Makarewicz added an RBI single later in the inning for a 4-2 edge.

The Wolfpack maintained their edge thanks to the homers by Serrano (sixth inning), Sosa (seventh) and Makarewicz (eighth).


DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced its 26th Annual District Players of the Year for all nine districts for the 2024 season. This season’s honorees include:

District 1 (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania)

Tyler MacGregor, Northeastern, Grad., 1B, Peabody, Massachusetts

.402 BA, 55GP, 55GS, 234AB, 72R, 94H, 29 2B, 2 3B, 19 HR, 80 RBI, 33BB, 40K, 15/17 SB/SBA

District 2 (Connecticut, West Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Washington D.C.)

Josh Kuroda-Grauer, Rutgers, Jr., SS, Somerset, N.J.

.428 BA, 53GP, 53GS, 222AB, 54R, 95H, 19 2B, 1 3B, 5HR, 45RBI, 23BB, 18K, 24/27 SB/SBA

District 3 (Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida)

Christian Moore, Tennessee, Jr., 2B, Brooklyn, New York

.378 BA, 63GP, 63GS, 259AB, 70R, 98H, 17 2B, 0 3B, 29HR, 67RBI, 30BB, 44K, 3/7 SB/SBA

Jac Caglianone, Florida, Jr., 1B/SP, Tampa, Florida

.410 BA, 60GP, 60GS, 229AB, 75R, 94H, 7 2B, 0 3B, 31 HR, 63 RBI, 48 BB, 23K, 3/3 SB/SBA

5-2,4.57 ERA, 14 GP, 14 GS, 0 CG, 0/1 SHO, 67.0IP, 56H, 39R, 34ER, 46BB, 76K, .225 Opp. BA

District 4 (Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland)

Charlie Condon, Georgia, r-So., 3B/1B/OF, Marietta, Georgia

.445 BA, 57GP, 57GS, 220AB, 82R, 98H, 20 2B, 1 3B, 36HR, 77RBI, 55BB, 39K, 3/4 SB/SBA

Chase Burns, Wake Forest, Jr., SP, Hendersonville, Tennessee

10-1, 2.70 ERA, 16 GP, 16 GS, 0 CG, 0/0 SHO, 100.0IP, 62H, 32R, 30ER, 30BB, 191K, .175 Opp. BA

District 5 (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin)

Kendal Ewell, UIC, Grad., OF, Calumet City, Illinois

.390 BA, 55GP, 55GS, 210AB, 56R, 82H, 20 2B, 1 3B, 21 HR, 69 RBI, 35 BB, 54K, 8/11 SB/SBA,

District 6 (Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Brett Sears, Nebraska, Jr., SP, Westphalia, Iowa

9-1, 2.16 ERA, 17 GP, 16 GS, 1 CG, 1/1 SHO, 104.0IP, 72H, 29R, 25ER, 19BB, 101K, .191 Opp. BA

District 7 (Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana)

Hagen Smith, Arkansas, SP, Jr., Bullard, Texas

9-2, 2.04 ERA, 16 GP, 16 GS, 0 CG, 0/2 SHO, 84.0IP, 41H, 22R, 19ER, 34BB, 161K, .144 Opp. BA

District 8 (Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Montana)

Jay Thomason, Air Force, Sr., INF, Auburn, Alabama

.358 BA, 55GP, 55GS, 215AB, 71R, 77H, 14 2B, 5 3B, 21 HR, 55 RBI, 30 BB, 69K, 14/15 SB/SBA

Daniel Dickinson, Utah Valley, So., 2B, Richland, Washington

.367 BA, 58GP, 58GS, 245AB, 73R, 90H, 14 2B, 2 3B, 18 HR, 53 RBI, 34 BB, 28K, 32/37 SB/SBA

District 9 (California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Alaska)

Travis Bazzana, Oregon State, Jr., 2B, Sydney, Australia

419 BA, 57GP, 57GS, 203AB, 84R, 85H, 16 2B, 4 3B, 28 HR, 65 RBI, 73BB, 33K, 16/21 SB/SBA

These standouts already possess a plethora of 2024 All-America and conference honors as well as being five of the finalists for the prestigious 37th Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear – Bazzana, Burns, Caglianone, Condon and Smith. All nine are under consideration for the NCBWA All-America teams, which will be revealed on Wednesday, June 12.

Bazzana, Condon and Smith also are finalists for the 2024 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award.

In District 1, MacGregor, the Coastal Athletic Association Player of the Year, paced Northeastern to its second-most victories in school history at 38-17 overall and third place in the CAA and was part of the record-setting 44-16 squad in 2023. Behind his solid production, the Huskies ended with the nation’s No. 40 Ratings Percentage Index and just missed a second straight NCAA berth this year.

District 2 standout Kuroda-Grauer of Rutgers paced the Scarlet Knights and is second nationally in batting average to Georgia’s Condon with a .428 average. The slick-fielding shortstop was a leader defensively and at the plate as an All-Big Ten Conference infielder who kept RU in the fight throughout a rugged Big Ten schedule.

Tennessee’s Moore, in District 3, slugged 29 home runs for the Volunteers who have been ranked No. 1 nationally for the last five weeks and lead the nation with a 53-11 overall mark. A candidate for Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, he was a key cog in UT’s victory in the SEC Championship tourney and a three-game sweep through the NCAA Knoxville Regional last week.

His co-recipient in District 3, Caglianone, the 2023 SEC Player of the Year, is just two home runs away from tying his UF season record for home runs of 33 from 2023. He enters the NCAA Clemson Super Regional with sterling stats as a hitter and left-handed starting pitcher – a .410 batting average, 60 starts in 60 team games, 1.373 OPS, 94 hits, 31 homers, 63 RBI, an .847 slugging percentage, 48 walks and just 23 strikeouts in 229 official at-bats. The repeat Howser Trophy finalist enjoyed another stellar season on the mound with a 5-2 overall record in 14 starts as a regular rotation hurler, 76 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched, 46 walks, a 4.57 ERA, and a .225 batting average by opponents after he had a 7-3 mound mark in ’23.

Condon’s showing in District 4 produced some of the top offensive numbers in SEC annals for one season. The SEC Player of the Year and consensus All-America selection starred at two infield positions as well as the outfield for the Bulldogs and leads NCAA Division I with 36 home runs, a .445 batting average and is on pace to break six Georgia season records on offense. His 61 home runs over two seasons also represent the Bulldogs career record in just 115 games over two campaigns. He has paced the Bulldogs to within two victories of their first NCAA World Series since the 2008 season.

Co-District 4 honoree Burns made a major move from the Tennessee program in 2022 and ’23 to Wake Forest where he topped the nation with 191 strikeouts and 17.2 whiffs per nine innings to second nationally, Arkansas’ Smith. The All-ACC choice and ACC Pitcher of the Year aided the Demon Deacons to a No. 1 ranking nationally for most of the early portion of ’24 and has posted a 23-6 career mark at UT and Wake Forest over three seasons.

District 5 mainstay Ewell helped the UIC Flames close the season at 34-20 and 16-11 in the rugged Missouri Valley Conference, which at one time had as many as five teams in contention for NCAA berths. His 21-home run performance was second in the MVC, and his .789 slugging percentage paced the conference. Ewell finished in the top five in seven different statistical categories en route to consensus All-MVC laurels.

Nebraska’s Sears in District 6 racked up one of the top winning percentages in Huskers history for at least 10 decisions at 9-1 (.900) with a 2.16 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 104 innings of work. The Big Ten Conference Pitcher of the Year also helped NU roll to a 40-22 overall mark, a 5-1 record as Big Ten Conference tourney winner and an automatic berth in the NCAA Stillwater (Oklahoma) Regional.

District 7’s pacesetting Smith earned 2023 National Pitcher of the Year kudos from the College Baseball Foundation and followed that with a 9-2 pitching mark, 2.04 ERA (second in the SEC), 161 strikeouts in 84 innings pitched, and a NCAA-leading 17.3 whiffs per nine innings. He gave up just 41 hits and only 19 earned runs while turning in a record-setting performance of 17 strikeouts hitters out of 18 hitters faced in a perfect, six-inning stint against then-No. 7 nationally Oregon State in an early-season tournament.

From District 8, Thomason led the Falcons with 21 homers, 55 RBI and a .358 batting average while pacing Air Force to a win at nationally-ranked Mississippi State, a sweep of Navy, the regular-season title of the Mountain West Conference with an 18-12 worksheet, and a key victory over NCAA-bound Fresno State. The personable Thomason comes from a rich background in athletics as the grandson of legendary late Auburn publicist Buddy Davidson.

Dickinson led Utah Valley in batting average (.367), runs (73), hits (90), stolen bases (32) and tied for the lead in home runs (18) and RBI (53). The All-Western Athletic Conference First Team honoree led the league in hits and stolen bases, second in home runs and total bases (162), tied for third in walks (34) and fifth in RBI. Dickinson is No. 17 nationally in stolen bases, No. 23 in runs and No. 26 in hits. He helped lead the Wolverines to an 18-12 record in the WAC, tying for second place in the regular season.

The District 9 recipient is the hard-hitting Bazzana who paced Oregon State to the Corvallis Region title and a berth in the Corvallis Super Regional against Southeastern Conference champion Kentucky. The slugger from Sydney, Australia (the first Dick Howser Trophy finalist from a foreign nation), catapulted the Beavers to their ninth NCAA Super Regional in school history with a .415 batting average (seventh nationally), 1.512 OPS, a Pac-12 Conference-best 28 home runs, 66 RBI, .937 slugging percentage to lead the circuit, and 16 stolen bases in 21 attempts.

NCBWA voting membership for the District Players of the Year includes writers, broadcasters and publicists. Designed to promote and publicize college baseball, it is the sport’s only college media-related organization, founded in 1962.

All honorees will have a physical or long-distance connection to the presentation of the Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear at Charles Schwab Park in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m. (CDT) to the NCAA Division I Baseball Player of the Year.


LYNCHBURG, VA. (NCBWA) – A total of 34 standout college baseball players from every part of the country are featured on the 2024 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced today.

The 2024 NCBWA Freshman All-American Team features players from 32 different schools and 16 different conferences.

The two All-American teams are also made up of 13 conference Rookie of the Year winners. In addition, 23 all-conference honorees appear on the team. The teams also include one conference Freshman Pitcher of the Year.

Duke (2 first team) and Arkansas (1 first team, 1 second team) were tied for the lead with two Freshman All-American honorees each. The ACC (6 first team, 1 second team) and SEC (3 first team, 4 second team) led all conferences with seven players each selected to the two teams combined. A total of six additional conferences (Big Ten, Big 12, Big West, MVC, Pac-12, WAC) had two Freshman All-Americans each. 

The Freshman All-American team is voted upon by the membership of the NCBWA. The 2024 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 11.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association’s official Web site,

2024 NCBWA Freshman All-America Team

First Team

C Daniel Jackson, Wofford

1B Henry Ford, Virginia

2B Steven Milam, LSU

SS Justin Lebron, Alabama

3B Daniel Cuvet, Miami (Fla.)

OF Drew Burress, Georgia Tech

OF AJ Gracia, Duke

OF David Mendez, Dayton

DH Brandon Compton, Arizona State

UT Kyle Johnson, Duke

SP Aidan Knaak, Clemson

SP Dominic Voegele, Kansas

SP Brett Lanman, Abilene Christian

SP Griffin Naess, Cal Poly

RP Gabe Gaeckle, Arkansas

RP Jacob Tabor, Toledo

RP Jacob Vogel, Indiana

Second Team

C Luke Stevenson, North Carolina

1B Luke Gaffney, Purdue

2B TJ Pompey, Texas Tech

SS Maddox Moloney, Oregon

3B Gavin Grahovac, Texas A&M

OF Caden Bogenpohl, Missouri State

OF Tre Phelps, Georgia

OF Kyle Jones, Stetson

DH Cade Ladehoff, NJIT

UT Eric Paulsen, Stony Brook

SP Colin Fisher, Arkansas

SP Chase Morgan, Louisiana

SP Kenton Deverman, Evansville

SP Logan Reddemann, San Diego

RP Ryan Hetzler, Cal Baptist

RP Dylan Loy, Tennessee

RP Ricky Ojeda, UC Irvine

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit



Carlos Rodon threw seven solid innings, leading the New York Yankees to a 4-2 win against the host Kansas City Royals on Monday.

The game featured two key lineup changes for the Yankees: Juan Soto returned from a three-game absence caused by left forearm inflammation, and he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run as the designated hitter. Aaron Judge got his first day off of the season.

Rodon (9-2) allowed a run on five singles to win his seventh consecutive start, extending the best stretch of his career. Michael Tonkin earned his first save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Kansas City’s Seth Lugo (9-2) yielded four runs in seven innings. Hunter Renfroe left the game in the fifth inning with a fractured left big toe.

Orioles 5, Rays 2

Ryan O’Hearn recorded three RBIs and Gunnar Henderson homered and scored three runs as Baltimore made history with a win over Tampa Bay, completing a four-game sweep in St. Petersburg, Fla.

O’Hearn and Henderson each finished with three hits as Baltimore earned its first-ever four-game sweep of Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field. Orioles starter Corbin Burnes (7-2) allowed two unearned runs and five hits across seven innings.

Alex Jackson hit a two-run shot and Yandy Diaz had two of Tampa Bay’s five hits. Rays starter Ryan Pepiot (4-3) yielded four runs on nine hits over six innings. He struck out nine without issuing a walk.

Twins 5, Rockies 0

Royce Lewis blasted a two-run homer, Chris Paddack tossed 6 1/3 strong innings and Minnesota pulled away for a win over Colorado in Minneapolis.

Paddack (5-3) scattered six hits, walked none and struck out six. Carlos Correa and Christian Vazquez each doubled and drove in a run for the Twins.

Rockies right-hander Dakota Hudson (2-8) took a hard-luck loss after giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits in 6 2/3 innings. Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 to lead Colorado at the plate.

Brewers 3, Blue Jays 1

Colin Rea pitched seven strong innings, Jackson Chourio and Willy Adames homered and Milwaukee defeated visiting Toronto.

Adames added a single and a sacrifice fly for Milwaukee in the opener of a three-game series. Rea (5-2) allowed one run and three hits to go along with four strikeouts and no walks in his longest start of the season.

Alejandro Kirk hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays, who are 2-2 on a six-game road trip. Spencer Horwitz had two of Toronto’s four hits. Jose Berrios (5-5) gave up three runs, five hits and one walk while striking out four in 5 2/3 innings.



DiJonai Carrington had a season-high 22 points and DeWanna Bonner scored 15 of her 17 points during a dominant opening half by the Connecticut Sun, who rebounded from their first loss by beating the visiting Indiana Fever 89-72 on Monday night at Uncasville, Conn.

Alyssa Thomas had 18 rebounds plus seven points and seven assists for the Sun (10-1), who took control by setting first-half season highs for points (55), shooting percentage (19-of-31 from the floor, 61.3 percent) and assists (15) to defeat the Fever for an 11th straight time.

Bonner scored the first eight points for Connecticut, which easily bounced back from Saturday’s 82-75 home loss to New York with an early 8-0 run.

The Sun generated a 14-2 spurt at the end of the first quarter and into the second, then closed the opening half on a 16-4 surge to lead 55-35 at the break.

It marked the third time this season Connecticut has beaten the Fever (3-10), whose last win in the series came in July 2021. The Sun opened the campaign with a 92-71 home rout of Indiana, then pulled out an 88-84 road victory on May 20.

Aliyah Boston had 14 points with 12 boards, while Caitlin Clark scored all 10 of her points in the first half. The superstar rookie then sat most of the way after picking up her fourth foul with 4:41 left in the third quarter for Indiana, which shot 40.3 percent and was outrebounded 41-26.

Indiana led 7-5 when the Sun essentially took over by scoring the next eight points, highlighted by Bonner’s go-ahead 3-pointer. Bonner’s 3 to open the second quarter capped a surge where the Sun scored 14 of 17 to take a 29-15 lead.

The Fever got within 39-30 on a pair of Clark free throws with less than four minutes remaining in the first half. However, the Sun closed by scoring 16 of the final 20 points of the half. Carrington scored seven points during that surge, including a driving layup at the buzzer off a Clark turnover.

Bonner and Carrington combined for 29 first-half points.



The Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers are reportedly looking to the UFL ranks this offseason, with one team interested in defense and the other in offense.

The Cowboys, who lost linebacker Leighton Vander Esch to retirement, are going to work out linebacker Willie Harvey Jr. of the St. Louis Battlehawks, according to NFL Media. In 10 games this season, Harvey led the Battlehawks with 78 tackles, including nine tackles for a loss.

Harvey, 28, was undrafted out of Iowa State before appearing in four games for the Cleveland Browns between the 2019 and 2021 seasons.

The Panthers are looking for receiving help and are expected to sign All-UFL wideout Daewood Davis of the Memphis Showboats, also per NFL Media.

Davis, who has not appeared in an NFL game, led the Showboats in catches (41) and receiving yards (446) in 10 games. His five touchdown receptions tied for the team high.

Carolina is also said to be interested in Battlehawks wide receiver Hakeem Butler, another All-UFL honoree. Butler was selected in the fourth round of the 2019 draft by the Arizona Cardinals and appeared in two games for the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020.

In 10 games for the Battlehawks, Butler made 10 catches for 652 yards and five scores, all team highs.



Thurl Bailey and Cozell McQueen are among 10 members of North Carolina State’s 1983 national title basketball team who are suing the NCAA, alleging misuse of the players’ names, images and likenesses (NIL) without their approval, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

In the lawsuit filed Monday in Wake County Superior Court in North Carolina, the players want a jury trial and “reasonable compensation for the appropriation” of facets of their NIL, according to The Atlantic.

The lawsuit also targets the Collegiate Licensing Company, which represents the brands for over 700 schools, conferences, bowl games, conferences and other entities, according to its website.

The other players are Alvin Battle, Walt Densmore, Tommy DiNardo, Terry Gannon, George McClain, Walter Proctor, Harold Thompson and Mike Warren.

The lawsuit alleges that the NCAA’s continued use of images, videos and the players’ names as it promotes the sport and the NCAA Tournament without compensation is “illegal, unethical and unscrupulous,” according to the lawsuit.

NC State defeated Houston for the title, with the winning points coming as time ran out when Lorenzo Charles dunked off an airball from Dereck Whittenburg. That play, and coach Jim Valvano’s celebratory lap around the court are still seen in college basketball coverage.

Whittenburg is an employee of the university and not part of the lawsuit. Charles died in 2011.

The Athletic said it did not hear back after requesting comment from the NCAA.

In wording from the lawsuit, “But for the illegal, unethical, and unscrupulous conduct of the NCAA and its co-conspirators, described above, Plaintiffs would have been paid substantial sums for the use of their names, images, and likenesses in the NCAA’s advertisements and other promotional efforts.

“Therefore, substantial funds that the NCAA has received — and continues to receive to this day — through the misappropriation of Plaintiffs’ names, images, and likenesses belong to Plaintiffs.”



Highly sought four-star safety Faheem Delane verbally committed to Ohio State over the weekend.

Delane is the No. 2 safety in the 247Sports composite national rankings and the 34th overall player. He also is the top-ranked high school recruit in the state of Maryland.

Delane selected Ohio State over Alabama, LSU, Virginia Tech and Tennessee.

Ohio State had done well in securing commitments from defensive backs, earlier landing five-star cornerbacks Devin Sanchez of Houston and Na’eem Offord of Birmingham, Ala.


Pass rusher Romando Johnson has given a commitment to West Virginia after visiting over the weekend.

Johnson, who can play either defensive end or outside linebacker, visited Rutgers the previous weekend.

Johnson, who is 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, reportedly also received interest from Penn State, Pitt, Miami, Florida, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Boston College, among others.

Johnson, a three-star prospect from Monarch High in Coconut Creek, Fla., is the 11th commitment in West Virginia’s 2025 class.



Ahead of this week’s 124th U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2, the greens were the hot topic of the day Monday, particularly for defending champion Wyndham Clark.

Clark, who won last year at Los Angeles Country Club for his first major title, was surprised how much Pinehurst No. 2 had changed since a visit about a month earlier.

“The greens are extremely fast and penal,” he told reporters after Monday’s practice round. “You hit it on the green, the hole is not done. I was just amazed how fast the greens are.

“If they get any firmer and fast, they’d be borderline. They already are borderline.”

Clark said he and his playing partners had trouble keeping putts on the green and pushed uphill putts several feet past the hole.

“You have to play a lot of break on these greens,” he said. “When we’re hitting lag putts and short putts, you have a 10-footer downhill, down grain. Normally, you’re not more than four or five inches outside the cup on most greens. Here, you’re maybe playing 10 to 12 inches, just so that you’re not getting below the hole and having it run away.”

As for being the defending champion in a major for the first time, Clark said he’s been in a bit of a rut lately and tempered his expectations.

“I haven’t been playing my best golf,” he said. “It’s been kind of a tough stretch these last few weeks. … I’d really like to hit some good shots, have some really good up and downs, make some key putts throughout the week, and play four solid rounds. That’s really what I’d love to do.”

Clark picked up his third career PGA title in February when he won at Pebble Beach in a weather-shortened event.

After a second-place finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and a second-place tie at The Players Championship the following week, Clark missed the cut at The Masters, the PGA Championship and the Memorial over his past five starts.

Clark, who won his first PGA Tour event at last year’s Wells Fargo Championship a month before the U.S. Open, is at a loss to determine the cause of his recent struggles.

“I honestly don’t know,” he said. “You look at the stats and things look bad, but yet in practice, it’s good. It’s been really puzzling to me because I’ll hit great shots or I’ll play 13 really good holes, but I’m not getting much out of them.

“I’m hitting a lot of good shots in practice. I got to be able to take it to the course. I’m hoping it’s this week and it starts a good run of playing good golf the rest of the year.”



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UNCASVILLE, CONN. – The Indiana Fever fell short, 89-72, to the Connecticut Sun in both teams’ fourth Commissioner’s Cup game on Monday night. Indiana now sits at 2-2 in Commissioner’s Cup play, while Connecticut moves to 3-1.

Fever (3-10) center Aliyah Boston recorded her second double-double of the season and led the team in scoring with 14 points and tied a season-high with 12 rebounds. Boston also tallied five assists, one blocked shot and one steal. Fever guard Lexie Hull came off the bench to finish with 10 points, four rebounds and one steal. Fever rookie guard Caitlin Clark also added 10 points, two assists and one steal.

Fever guards Kelsey Mitchell and Erica Wheeler both posted nine points each. Wheeler also recorded four assists, three rebounds and one steal before tying Victoria Vivians for sixth place on the all-time Fever three-point field goals made list with 170. Additionally, Fever guard Kristy Wallace surpassed 500 career points with a 3-point field goal to start the game off. Despite the loss, Indiana outscored Connecticut in bench points, 32-21.

For Connecticut (10-1), guard DiJonai Carrington led the way with a season-high 22 points, as well as six rebounds, three assists and tied a career-high with three steals. Sun forwards DeWanna Bonner and Brionna Jones finished with 17 and 11 points, respectively, and three rebounds each. Sun guard Tyasha Harris also tallied 11 points and distributed four assists, while guard Tiffany Mitchell came off the bench with 10 points. Sun forward Alyssa Thomas pulled down a season-high 18 rebounds and added seven points, seven assists and two steals. The Sun outscored the Fever in paint points, 36-28, and fast break points, 15-9.

The Fever return home to take on the Atlanta Dream on Thursday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. ET. Thursday’s game will be broadcast on WTHR Channel 13.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ––– Indiana Wrestling head coach Angel Escobedo announced the program’s full 2024 high school signing class on Monday.

Indiana has nine incoming freshmen set to join the team this fall in Chris Crawford, Ryan Garvick, Sam Goin, Tyler Guerra, Matt Hart, Chase Leech, Caleb Marzolino, Nick Pavlechko and Lucas Peters.

Eight of the nine incoming freshmen were ranked in the MatScouts’ Senior Big Board which charts the top 250 recruits in the country. The mark of eight incoming Big Board recruits is tied for the second most of any team in the country.

The class features wrestlers from six different states, including two in-state Hoosiers, three from Pennsylvania and one from Illinois, Ohio, New York and Wisconsin.  

Chris Crawford | 165 lbs. | Beacon, N.Y.

Graduate of Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School.

Wrestled for high school coaches Cornell Robinson and Will Weber.

Wrestled club for KD Training Center.

Part of the 100-win club.

Went 25-7 as a junior at Wyoming Seminary with ten wins by fall. He took second at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Wrestling State Championships.

His team won the National Prep Wrestling Championships twice in his high school career (2022, 2024).

Ranked the No. 148 overall prospect nationally (MatScouts).

Intended Major: undecided.

Why IU: “No better place to be.”

Ryan Garvick | 174 lbs. | Dauphin, Pa.

Graduate of Central Dauphin High School.

Wrestled for high school coach Jeff Sweigard.

Wrestled club for Team Nauman.

Went 162-19 in high school.

Won 89 matches by fall.

Three-time PIAA state runner-up, taking second place from 2022-2024 at both 152 and 160 lbs.

Team took third at PIAA State Championships in 2023 and second in 2021.

Ranked the No. 150 overall prospect nationally (MatScouts).

No. 11 ranked prospect at 165 lbs. (FloWrestling).

Intended Major: Exercise Science.

Why IU: “I really liked the coaching staff and Coach Lefever interacted with me on a much more personal level than anyone else during my recruiting process. I also thought the campus was beautiful and had a lot of fun on my visit.”

Sam Goin | 165 lbs. | Crown Point, Ind.

2023 graduate of Crown Point High School.

Wrestled for high school coach Brandon Lorek.

Two-time IHSAA state champion (152 lbs., 2022) (160 lbs., 2023).

Four-time IHSAA state placer.

High school team won three state titles in his four years.

2023 recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award for Indiana.

Ranked the No. 59 overall prospect nationally (MatScouts).

Intended Major: Business.

Why IU: “I picked IU because I love the coaching staff and the campus’ aesthetic.”

Tyler Guerra | 141/149 lbs. | St. Charles, Ill.

Graduate of St. Charles East High School.

Wrestled for high school coach Jason Potter.

Wrestled club for STC Wrestling.

Michigan Grappler Champion.

Placer at Ironman and Super 32, among other tournaments.

High school team was nationally ranked and won the 2023 3A Illinois state title.

Took third place at 132 lbs. in 2022 and second place at 138 lbs. in 2023 at Illinois State Championships.

Ranked the No. 71 overall prospect nationally (MatScouts).

No. 3 ranked prospect at 138 lbs. (FloWrestling).

Intended Major: Business.

Why IU: It’s the best place to be. Nothing but amazing things to offer!”

Matt Hart | 141 lbs. | Hudson, Ohio.

Graduate of Hudson High School.

Wrestled for high school coaches Dave Habat and Rex Kendle.

Wrestled club for Seasons under coach Todd Haverdill.

Went 108-21 in high school.

PIT champion and Prep Slam champion.

Earned All-American status seven times … National Preps (2nd, 6th), 2023 Ironman (7th), NHSCA (2nd), 2023 Escape The Rock (6th), 2023 Fall Grappler Classic (3rd), 2023 Kansas City Stampede (4th).

2024 Freestyle State Duals Champion.

Ranked the No. 138 overall prospect nationally (MatScouts).

No. 14 ranked prospect at 138 lbs. (FloWrestling).

Intended Major: Entrepreneurship.

Why IU: “IU has an outstanding academic reputation and an excellent student-athlete culture. I believe in the direction of the wrestling program and am excited to be a part of it.”

Chase Leech | 165/174 lbs. | Garrett, Ind.

Graduate of Garrett High School.

Wrestled for high school coach Nick Kraus.

Compiled 134 wins and 76 pins in high school.

Went 46-2 in his senior season at Garrett.

Won 2024 individual state championship at 175 lbs.

Intended Major: Marketing.

Why IU: “I chose IU because I felt that it was an excellent place to maximize my potential in wrestling and my academics.”

Caleb Marzolino | 197 lbs. | Waverly, Pa.

Graduate of Abington Heights High School.

Wrestled for high school coach Greg Theony.

Wrestled club for Mat Assassins Wrestling Club.

Went 128-16 in high school.

Three-time PIAA state qualifier and one-time PIAA state runner-up.

Fargo All-American.

Ranked the No. 127 overall prospect nationally (MatScouts).

Intended Major: Business Management.

Why IU: “Great Staff. Great Town. Great People.”

Nick Pavlechko | 285 lbs. | State College, Pa.

Graduate of State College Area High School.

Wrestled for high school coach Ryan Cummins.

Wrestled club for M2 Training Center.

Went 107-12 in high school.

Three-time Pennsylvania state placer (third, second, third). Three-time district and regional champion.

2023 Powerade champion, third place at Ironman, three-time Escape the Rock placer and 2022 & 2024 Escape the Rock champion.

Fargo All-American (fifth place) and Age Group World Team Trials placer.

Ranked the No. 96 overall prospect nationally (MatScouts).

No. 11 ranked prospect at 285 lbs. (FloWrestling).

Intended Major: Sport Marketing & Management.

Why IU: “I chose IU because of the amazing coaches and growing program. I want to be a part of that.”

Lucas Peters | 133 lbs. | Kaukauna, Wis.

Graduate of Kaukauna High School.

Wrestled for high school coach Jeff Matczak.

Wrestled club for Askren Wrestling Academy.

Went 165-12 in high school.

Three-time freestyle state champion, one-time folkstyle state champion, four-time Greco-Roman state runner-up and three-time folkstyle state finalist.

Three-time member of the Wisconsin National Team.

Earned Fox Valley Association Conference Wrestler of the Year.

Was part of four Wisconsin D1 state championship teams at Kaukauna.

Ranked the No. 191 overall prospect nationally (MatScouts).

Intended Major: Journalism.

Why IU: “I chose IU because the coaches here truly about their athletes, on and off the mat and they have the experience and knowledge to help me excel.”



CARY, N.C. – Fresh off a prolific sophomore campaign for the Indiana Baseball team, outfielder Devin Taylor was selected to participate in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp this summer. The 56-player roster features the top, non-draft-eligible athletes in college baseball.

The collection of invited players will feature in a two-game Stars vs. Stripes intrasquad series in North Carolina on June 26th and 27th before naming a final squad for a series of summer events. USA Baseball will announce a final Collegiate National Team-inclusive roster for an International Friendship Series against Chinese Taipei.

There will also be a Summer League Tour roster that takes on select teams from both the Appalachian League and the Coastal Plain League. The two sides will end the summer of USA Baseball with a Fourth of July friendly in Fayetteville, N.C.

Taylor, a back-to-back First Team All-Big Ten selection, tore up the competition in 2024 for the Hoosiers. The Cincinnati, Ohio native hit .357 across 59 games, smashing 20 home runs with 54 RBIs, 86 hits, 11 doubles, 67 runs and 37 walks. He became the first IU player with 20 home runs in a season during the BBCOR bat era (since 2011).

In just two seasons of college baseball, Taylor has hit .338 over 114 games with 149 hits. His 36 home runs are second most in program history across the first two years of a player’s career behind only Alex Dickerson (38 – 2009-10). Taylor is the first player in IU history to earn First Team Big Ten honors in both of his first two seasons of college baseball.

The last Hoosiers to participate in the Collegiate National Team system were Sam Travis and Kyle Schwarber, following their sophomore seasons in 2013. Taylor will be the sixth player in program history to feature in the USA National Team Training Camp.



For quite some time afterward, Masy Folcik found herself watching and rewatching video of the race where she officially qualified to swim in the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

“That was my proudest swimming moment,” says the Purdue senior a year after posting a qualifying time, or cut, necessary to compete in the 100-meter breaststroke in this month’s trials in Indianapolis.

There she is, touching the wall in 1 minute, 10 seconds, beating the necessary time of 1:10.2.

The tone of the event announcer’s voice makes it clear how excited he is over her accomplishment.

Next comes the contingent of Purdue swimmers present at the meet, rushing to share their teammate’s joy. They know she just earned a chance to compete once again in the Olympic Trials, having previously done so in 2021.

“Getting that cut was just insane,” says Folcik, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree who plans to graduate next May with degrees in kinesiology and psychological sciences. “I thought about it for weeks after. Couldn’t sleep that night. I was so excited. When my teammates ran behind my block to give me a hug, I definitely cried. It was just amazing.”

Such a reaction would be perfectly normal for any athlete who just qualified to compete for Olympic team membership. But it was especially understandable after the challenging journey Folcik endured to get back to the trials.

At the meet where she posted her qualifying time last July — the Indiana Senior State Championships in Indianapolis — Folcik was just 11 months removed from undergoing surgery on both hips. She believes that relentless training in her signature event, the breaststroke, caused the labrums to tear in both hips.

Folcik underwent surgery on her right hip first, in August 2022, then the left hip a month later. The rehabilitation process was grueling, starting with painful exercises that simply required her to pick her legs up off the ground. She worked her way to biking and then jumping before she was finally able to return to swimming the breaststroke four months after the initial surgery.

Throughout the process, she dealt with reasonable concerns about her competitive future.

“It was not easy, just constantly having thoughts racing in the back of my brain if I was going to ever be as good as I was or going to be able to qualify for an Olympic Trials after I qualified in 2021,” she says. “That was a big thing for me. In my mind, it was embarrassing if I made it in 2021 and didn’t make it in 2024. So that put a lot of pressure on me.”

She credits John Klinge, the Purdue women’s swimming and diving coach, for guiding her through that period of self-doubt. Klinge pointed out that the extra upper-body strength training she was doing while she couldn’t use her legs would be beneficial when she returned to the pool. And sure enough, her arms felt stronger than ever once she swam her first meet postsurgery — against Illinois in January 2023 — and her confidence slowly began to return.

“My coach is the best person ever. He is my favorite person,” Folcik says of Klinge. “We met probably once every couple of weeks, and he’d be like, ‘How are you doing? You’re gonna be fine. I’m not worried about you.’ He just reassured me that I was going to be OK.”

The recovery process continues even today — Folcik estimates that she’s about 90% of the way back to her previous capabilities — so she’s happy to have one year of college eligibility remaining to make the most of her time as a Purdue swimmer. But first, she’s got one significant piece of business to address, alongside three other Boilermakers who will compete in the trials: Kate Mouser (400 individual medley), Brady Samuels (100 butterfly, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle) and Coleman Modglin (200 breaststroke). Incoming Purdue freshman Evan Mackesy (400 individual medley) will also be among the men’s competitors.

Oddly enough, Folcik says she feels little pressure entering the biggest individual meet of her life, which will be held in Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.

“I don’t know that I’ve ever been so excited for a meet as I am for this one,” she says. “But I would say comparatively I feel more pressure during the collegiate season because that is team oriented, and I feel the need to perform for my team, whereas this one is super individualized. You’d expect it to be pretty high-pressure because it’s such a big meet. So maybe it’ll be more high-pressure when I get there because I’ve never swam in a football stadium before in front of thousands of spectators.” In many ways, though, the pressure is already off. Not only did Folcik overcome her doubts by qualifying for a second Olympic Trials, but she also posted a better qualifying time than she did the first time around. Whatever she accomplishes next against some of the best swimmers in the world will be the icing on the cake.



LYNCHBURG, Va. – Luke Gaffney’s breakout season that saw him eclipse six of Purdue Baseball’s freshman records as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year was officially a Freshman All-American campaign.

Gaffney was recognized as a second-team Freshman All-America performer at first base by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association of America. He’s the first Boilermaker to be recognized as a Freshman All-American by the NCBWA since Kevin Plawecki in 2010. Josh Estill (2013) and Bryce Bonner (2017) were also honored as Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball in the years since. Unfortunately, the longtime publication ceased operation in the fall of 2023.

Gaffney compiled a .359/.449/.646 slash line while leading the Boilermakers with 62 runs scored, 75 hits, 13 home runs. He eclipsed Purdue freshman records for runs, hits, home runs, RBI (64), total bases (135) and slugging percentage (.646). Defensively, he slotted into the first base role seamlessly, committing just one error while making 50 of his 53 starts at first. Gaffney earned All-State honors at Boyle County High School in Kentucky as a catcher.

A five-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree, Gaffney joined Matt Bischoff (2007, RHP) as Purdue’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year honorees. He was also the Boilermakers’ top All-Big Ten honoree as a second-team selection at first base, making him the program’s first all-conference performer as a freshman since Eric Charles in 2009.

Gaffney opened the season with a 10-game hit streak, an eye-opening start to his college career that was headlined by just the second three-double game by a Boilermaker since March 2019. He was still batting .436 through St. Patrick’s Day after hitting safely, driving in a run and scoring a run in each of Purdue’s first five home games. Gaffney caught fire again in the month of April, compiling a .481/.571/.865 slash line with 24 RBI as Purdue went 12-3 and 9-0 in Big Ten play. He homered in four consecutive games during the Boilers’ nine-game April homestand, racking up 13 RBI during that stretch. He punctuated the month with a four-hit game in Purdue’s win vs. Northwestern and Wrigley Field.

Gaffney homered against All-American and Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Brett Sears of Nebraska at the Big Ten Tournament, officially breaking the program’s freshman records for hits and home runs in the process. He also tied Purdue’s single-season record for runs scored that night.

The NCBWA Freshman All-America teams are exclusive lists, featuring just 10 position players per team. Indiana relief pitcher Jacob Vogel and Gaffney were the only Big Ten players recognized this season.

Gaffney is slated to play for the Falmouth Commodores of the renowned Cape Cod League this summer.



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue freshman Daniel Jacobsen helped USA’s U18 National Team to a gold medal at the 2024 FIBA Americup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, by being named to the Americup All-Star Five second team.

The Americans posted a 6-0 record en route to their seventh straight gold medal in the event and the result qualifies USA for a spot on the U19 World Cup next summer in Switzerland.

Jacobsen, a 7-foot, 3-inch center from Chicago and Brewster Academy (N.H.) was a dominant force on both ends for Team USA. He averaged 9.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in just 16.2 minutes per game, shooting 22-of-34 (.647) from the field and 11-of-14 (.786) from the free throw line.

Jacobsen set an Americup record with 19 blocks in the event, passing current Indiana Pacers Myles Turner (18) standout for the top USA mark in the tournament’s history, previously set in 2014. He recorded five blocks in two different games (Argentina in first game and Puerto Rico in quarterfinals) and had four against Brazil during pool play.

He averaged 22.5 points, 17.2 rebounds and 7.8 blocks per 40 minutes.

He scored at least eight points in all six games, including a tournament-high 11 points in the title game against Argentina – all coming in the first half. He had nine points, 10 rebounds and five blocks in a win over Argentina, then added 10 points and nine rebounds against Canada in the semifinals.

Jacobsen will return to Purdue this week to start summer workouts.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Glenn & Stacey Murphy Head Coach Micah Shrewsberry will have more decor to add to his office at the Rolfs Practice Facility after he helped guide the U18 USA squad to a gold medal in the 2024 FIBA U18 Americup. Coach Shrewsberry was previously named an assistant coach for the Team USA squad, marking his first time on a USA staff.

The U18 USA squad spent the last week in Buenos Aires, downing Brazil to take the top seed in Group B. The U.S. then cruised past Canada in the semifinals to soar right into the gold-medal game where they defeated Argentina 110-70. Coach Shrewsberry will now fly back to South Bend to start the summer session with the 2024-25 Fighting Irish.

From USA Basketball

2024 FIBA Men’s U18 AmeriCup Most Valuable Player Darius Acuff Jr. led the USA U18 National Team to their seventh straight gold medal at the 2024 FIBA Men’s U18 AmeriCup. Acuff Jr. had a dominant performance with 26 points, nine assists, six rebounds, and three steals in the 110-70 championship win over Argentina.

The AmeriCup host, Argentina, pounced to an early 10-4 start. The U.S. responded swiftly, scoring eight straight points to take their first lead of the evening, which they held for the remainder of the quarter. The game was fast paced, as both teams showed an elevated tempo. Acuff Jr. showed poise and control for the U.S. in the first, scoring 10 of his 26 points in the first frame.

Argentina grabbed the lead (30-28) again at the 6:41 mark in the second frame, which the U.S. replied to by going on a huge run. The team’s defensive pressure helped spur an 18-0 run over the next few minutes of play, going up 46-30 with 2:58 remaining. Jasper Johnson sparked the second quarter flame, scoring the first five points in the run and 11 points in the quarter.

Mikel Brown Jr. was the table-setter in this massive run, nabbing four of his nine assists in that section of the game. Brown Jr.’s contributions aided the Americans to win the second quarter by 15 (28-13) and go into halftime up 52-36.

Out of the break, Nikolas Khamenia gave the U.S. a 22-point lead, notching six of his 11 points after back-to-back triples. The Americans never looked back the rest of the quarter, slowing Argentina again with a full-court press. The USA won the third by 23 points and went on to secure the 40-point victory, 110-70.

A significant part of the American’s vast runs in the second and third quarters was their relentless, suffocating defense. The U.S. forced the Argentinians to turn the ball over 22 times, stealing 17 of them. The defensive effort resulted in 41 fast break points and 33 points from turnovers.

Along with Acuff Jr., the heavy hitters on the offensive side were Johnson (19) off the bench, Daniel Jacobsen (11), who was pivotal in the first half, and Khamenia (11), who gave the USA some juice at the start of the third quarter.

Leading the team with nine assists each was the backcourt pairing of Acuff Jr. and Brown Jr., who facilitated easy looks for their teammates all evening. The U.S. collected 32 assists in the championship game.

The United States improved to 14-1 against Argentina after defeating them twice in the 2024 FIBA Men’s U18 AmeriCup. This championship win is the 11th gold medal for the USA in 13 renditions of the event.



INDIANAPOLIS – The IU Indianapolis Athletics Department released its men’s basketball non-conference slate on Monday (June 10), highlighted by matchups with some of the nation’s top teams to open the 2024-25 campaign. Head coach Paul Corsaro’s team will play at Xavier (Nov. 8), Iowa State (Nov. 18) and Florida International (Dec. 21) as part of the non-conference schedule with both Xavier and Iowa State expected to be ranked among the Top 25 to start the year.

“I really like our schedule. We’ve got a good mix of big name, upper echelon opponents and some good regional opponents in home-and-home series. We’re going to play in a highly competitive tournament at Alabama A&M just before Thanksgiving that will help prepare us for the Horizon League,” Corsaro said. “We’ve got some winnable games and we’ve got some games where we’re really going to be tested, but I like the way it’s come together.”

The Jaguars will open the season with their annual NCAA Readers Become Leaders game at Indiana Farmers Coliseum against IU Columbus on Nov. 4. More than 5,000 elementary aged students are expected to help kickoff the college basketball season in what has become an annual tradition for the program. From there, the Jaguars will trek to Xavier (Nov. 8) before returning home to play Goshen College (Nov. 12) and Eastern Michigan (Nov. 15) inside the Jungle. The Jaguars will then play at Iowa State (Nov. 18) before playing three games in Huntsville, Ala., on Nov. 22-25. Corsaro’s squad will face Coastal Carolina and South Carolina State on Nov. 22-23 and then play host Alabama A&M on Monday, Nov. 25.

The remaining non-conference slate includes a home game with Trinity Christian (Nov. 30) and road games at Lindenwood (Dec. 14) and Florida International (Dec. 21).

The recently finalized roster consists of 10 transfers and three true freshmen. Graduate transfers Jarvis Walker (13.3 ppg, 2.1 apg) and Paul Zilinskas (12.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg) starred for Corsaro at UIndy before joining the IU Indy program this season and junior forward Timaris Brown (15.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg) brings an impressive resume from his first two seasons at Rockhurst. Nathan Dudukovich (12.2 ppg, 84 3’s), Briggs McClain (5.7 ppg) and Alec Millender (13.2 ppg, 3.2 apg) all bring depth and experience to the backcourt. True freshman Keenan Garner highlights the rookie class, having led Fishers High School to a 29-1 record and a Class 4A state championship this past season. A 6-foot-6 forward, Garner averaged 15.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while earning a spot on the Indiana All-Star team.



EVANSVILLE, Ind. –  University of Evansville freshman pitcher Kenton Deverman (Dardenne Prairie, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West) captured another individual honor on Monday afternoon, as he earned second-team Freshman All-America honors in a vote by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).  It is the 14th time in which a Purple Ace has earned Freshman All-America honors, and Deverman is UE’s first Freshman All-American since outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski in 2012.

Deverman captured Freshman All-America honors after leading all NCAA freshmen in both victories (nine) and innings pitched (111.0).  He set UE freshman records in both categories this year, going 9-2 with a 4.22 ERA in 18 appearances, including 16 starts.  Deverman struck out 83 men against just 23 walks in 111.0 innings of work, and he left the mound with the lead in 11 of his final 13 starts for the Purple Aces.

Deverman was a first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference selection at starting pitcher, while earning the MVC’s Freshman of the Year award.  Deverman was also named to the Greenville (N.C.) Regional All-Tournament team after holding #16 East Carolina to just a single run on three base hits in 8.0 innings of work in UE’s 4-1 victory in the first game of the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Deverman is one of 22 UE players who are scheduled to return next season from Evansville’s 39-26 squad which won the program’s first-ever NCAA Regional Tournament title this season, and advanced to UE’s first-ever Super Regional before falling to national #1 seed Tennessee in the final game of the best-of-three Super Regional series.




























3 – 57 – 16

June 11, 1904 – Chicago Cubs’ ace Bob Wicker tossed a dandy of a no-hitter against the New York Giants baseball club. The Cubs hung on and won the game in after  12 full innings, 1-0. According to, the 26-year-old right-handed Wicker, went 20-9 in 1903. Unhappily for Bob though, he was expendable for the Cubs as they had eight different 20-game winners in a span of 5 years during that era. He was traded, to Cincinnati early in the 1906 campaign, and ended up missing out on the four National League pennants and two World Series crowns that Chicago would win in the coming five-season span.

June 11, 1927 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger, Number 3, Babe Ruth hit his 19th and 20th homer runs of the MLB season. This is the year that Ruth would hit a record 60 HR’s. New York prevailed in this 6-4 contest over Cleveland Indians at Yankees Stadium.

June 11, 1938 – Cincinnati Reds hurler Johnny Vander Meer, Number 57 no-hits Boston Braves, 3-0.  Vander Meer is most notable for being the only pitcher in Major League Baseball history to throw two consecutive no-hitters. In this gem, the first of the two no-hit games, it was  at Crosley Field in Cincinnati. Vander Meer walked three while striking out four and allowing no hits against the Boston Bees. No Boston player even made it past first base. We shall recant his second no-no on June 15’s edition of this series. Vander Meer would go on to be a four-time All-Star and win the 1940 World Series with these same Reds.


Buried in the back pages in a small column of the Public Opinion in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania comes our Football History Headline of the day. Except there is reall no headline on the June 25, 1935 article, but it is vitally important all the same in reporting an event from two weeks earlier on June 11, 1935 when Inventor Major Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States, at Alpine, New Jersey. The article tells us that the Major was a famous wireless expert and had evolved a new short wave method of avoiding static and sundry electrical interferences with radio. He promised a radio revolution and he could now devote himself to avoiding the continuous chiming of the dumb-bells on the airwaves. He wasn’t far off in his new invention as FM radio even to this day is still the media broadcast of choice for many to listen to football games at all levels.

June 11, 1978 – New Orleans Quarterback Archie Manning won the NFL’s Byron (Whizzer) White Award for his fine contributions to team, community & country. In 2018 the NFL renamed the prestigious honor the NFLPA Alan Page Community Award.

June 11, 2005 – NFL Europe’s World Bowl XIII is won by the Amsterdam Admirals over the Berlin Thunder in Dusseldorf, Germany. It was a close game as the Admiral won by the score of 27-21. The game’s MVP was Admirals QB Kurt Kittner who threw two earlier touchdown passes only to see Berlin fight their way back into the game according top Wikipedia.

Hall of Fame Birthdays for June 11

Here are the bios on some birthday boys that are either in the College Football Hall of Fame or the Pro Football Hall of Fame that were born on this day. There is plenty more about them to read by either clicking their high-lighted name or at the top of this page clicking the “On This Day in Football History” and going to June 11 Football History.

June 11, 1892 – Franklin, Tennessee – Vanderbilt’s two-way tackle from 1914 to 1916 and again in 1919,  Josh Cody celebrated his date of birth. Just before World War I Vanderbilt was the shining star of the gridiron in the south. The NFF fills us in that Josh was the premier lineman on College Football Hall of Fame Coach Dan McGugin’s scoring machine that was one of the most potent offensive units in football.  Cody was a sure tackler and great aggressive blocker who helped the Commodores score 1099 points in 35 games over his four-season varsity career. Cody was an All-Southern. honoree in three of those four seasons and was a Three-Time All-American. World War I interrupted Josh’s collegiate football career, but he returned to capture All- Southern laurels once again in 1919. Josh Cody was honored with induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1970 after the National Football Foundation tabulated up their votes. Even after graduation, Cody could not get enough football as he then entered coaching and directed teams at Clemson, Mercer, Vanderbilt, Florida, and Temple and also serve as an Athletic Director.

June 11, 1902 – Willow River, Minnesota – Ernie “Big Dog” Nevers was Stanford University’s fullback from 1923 to 1925. Ernie Nevers received the great honor of being selected for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1971. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined the Big Dog Ernie Nevers in 1963.   

June 11, 1913 – Brooklyn, New York – Vince Lombardi is a Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee and NFL coach of the Green Bay Packers as well as a former NFL executive. Vince Lombardi was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, a year after he died of cancer at the age of 57.

June 11, 1924 – Jackson, Mississippi – Doug Kenna was a quarterback from the US Army’s West Point Academy from 1942 to 1944 who earned his way into the College Football hall of Fame in 1984. He started his career at Ole Miss but after his freshman season, Kenna received an appointment to the Military Academy and played out his final 3 seasons of eligibility for Army. In 1944 he helped lead the Black Knights to the National Championship after an undefeated season per the National Football Foundation.

June 11, 1930 – Fort Wayne, Indiana – Johnny Bright was the Drake University single-wing halfback from 1949 to 1951 that earned his way into the College Football Hall of Fame. The says that in 3 seasons as he accounted for 5903 yards. Johnny led the nation in total offense 1949 and 1950. In 1951, his senior year, he suffered a broken jaw while playing against Oklahoma A&M. He came back two weeks later in a triumphant return, running for one touchdown and passing for two, in a victory over Great Lakes Naval Station. Bright was drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL but opted for the Canadian League.  Johnny  got his CFL start with Calgary in 1952 but later moved on to the Edmonton Eskimos in 1954 and played there through the 1964 season. When he retired, Bright held the Canadian League record for career yards rushing – 10,768.

June 11, 1956 – Joe Montana  is a Pro Football Hall of Fame retired NFL Quarterback that played for the San Francisco 49ers &  the Kansas City Chiefs.


June 11

1904 — Bob Wicker of the Chicago Cubs pitched 9 1-3 hitless innings before Sam Mertes of the New York Giants singled. Wicker won a 1-0, 12-inning one-hitter.

1938 — Johnny Vander Meer hurled the first of two consecutive no-hitters, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Boston Braves 3-0.

1967 — The Chicago Cubs hit seven homers and the New York Mets four in the second game of a doubleheader, tying the major league record set by the New York Yankees (6) and Detroit Tigers (5) in 1950. Adolfo Phillips hit four home runs in the doubleheader for Chicago.

1981 — Following Seattle’s 8-2 win over Baltimore, major league players went on strike.

1985 — Von Hayes became the first player in major league history to hit two home runs in the first inning. Hayes connected twice in a nine-run first, powering the Philadelphia Phillies to a 26-7 victory over the New York Mets.

1988 — Rick Rhoden of the New York Yankees became the first pitcher since the inception of the designated hitter (1973) to start a game as the DH. He was seventh in the lineup and grounded to third out in the third inning and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly. Jose Cruz pinch-hit for him in the fifth of the 8-6 win over Baltimore.

1990 — Nolan Ryan pitched the sixth no-hitter of his career to extend his major league record, and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0. Ryan, 43, was the first to pitch no-hitters for three teams and the oldest to throw one.

1995 — Lee Smith set a major league record with a save in his 16th consecutive appearance, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the California Angels’ 5-4 victory over Baltimore. Smith broke the mark of 15 straight set by Doug Jones in 1988.

2002 — Jared Sandberg became the 16th AL player to homer twice in an inning, and the third this season, when Tampa Bay beat Los Angeles 11-2.

2003 — Houston’s Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner combined for the first no-hitter against the New York Yankees in 45 years, winning 8-0. The sextet set a record for the highest number of pitchers to throw a no-hitter in major league history — four accomplished the feat twice.

2010 — Andy Pettitte records his 200th win in pinstripes in the Yankees’ 4-3 win over Houston at Yankee Stadium. Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231) are the only other members of this exclusive New York club.

2012 — The Cubs sign Cuban defector Jorge Soler to a nine-year contract worth $30 million. The 20-year-old outfielder was the subject of a bidding war among several teams.

2013 — The Dodgers and Diamondbacks engage in a beanball war. The hostilities start when D-Backs pitcher Ian Kennedy hits super rookie Yasiel Puig in the head with a fastball in the 6th inning. The ball hits his nose, and he stays on the ground for a few minutes but stays in the game; Andre Ethier follows with a game-tying two-run homer. In the top of the 7th, Dodgers P Zack Greinke hits the first batter, Miguel Montero, in the back, prompting both benches to empty, although only stares are exchanged. Then, in the bottom of the inning, Kennedy throws a pitch near Greinke’s head, and pandemonium breaks out, with both benches and bullpens emptying again, and players and even coaches going at each other. When order is restored, Puig and coach Mark McGwire are ejected for the Dodgers, and manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward for the D-Backs. Incidentally, Los Angeles wins the game, 5 – 3. Major League Baseball will hand out eight suspensions and twelve fines as a result of the events, with Kennedy getting a ten-game suspension and Eric Hinske of the D-Backs getting five; both managers are suspended for one game, and two for the two coaches.

2017 — Max Scherzer of the Nationals records the 2,000th strikeout of his career, beating out Clayton Kershaw, who reached the milestone less than a week ago, as the third fastest pitcher to the mark.

2017 — Rookie sensation Aaron Judge hit two more home runs, including a drive that cleared the distant bleachers at Yankee Stadium and sent New York romping past Baltimore 14-3. The 6-foot-7 Judge led the majors with 21 homers and topped the AL with 47 RBIs and a .344 average.

2022 — Jared Walsh hits for the cycle and Mike Trout blasts a pair of homers as the Angels defeat the first-place Mets, 11 – 6. Walsh is the 9th player in team history to achieve the feat, almost exactly three years after teammate Shohei Ohtani was the last to do so, while Trout appears to be out of the deep slump that contributed to recent 14-game losing streak, costing manager Joe Maddon his job.


June 12

1922 — Hub Pruett struck out Babe Ruth three consecutive times, and the St. Louis Browns beat the New York Yankees 7-1.

1928 — Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees had two triples and two homers in a 15-7 victory over the Chicago White Sox.

1939 — The Baseball Hall of Fame was dedicated at Cooperstown, N.Y.

1954 — Milwaukee’s Jim Wilson pitched the year’s only no-hitter, blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0.

1957 — Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals broke the National League record for endurance when he played in his 823rd consecutive game. The previous mark was established in 1937 by Pirates first baseman Gus Suhr.

1959 — The San Francisco Giant’s Mike McCormick tossed a 3-0, five-inning no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies. Richie Ashburn singled in the top of the sixth for the Phillies, but the hit didn’t count because the game was stopped by rain.

1962 — In Milwaukee’s 15-2 rout of Los Angeles at County Stadium, the Aaron brothers both homer in the same game with Tommie connecting in the bottom of the eighth after his older brother Hank had hit one out in the second.

1970 — Dock Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates hurled a 2-0 no-hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. Ellis walked eight and hit a batter, and Willie Stargell hit two homers.

1981 — Thirteen games were canceled due to the players’ strike.

1997 — After 126 years, baseball broke its tradition and played interleague games. The San Francisco beat the Texas Rangers 4-3.

1999 — Cal Ripken went 6-for-6, homering twice and driving in six runs as the Baltimore Orioles scored the most runs in franchise history with a 22-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.

2006 — Jason Grimsley was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball, less than a week after federal agents raided his home during an investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.

2007 — Justin Verlander pitched a no-hitter to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0. Verlander struck out a career-high 12, walked four and benefited from several stellar defensive plays.

2009 — Chicago right fielder Milton Bradley had a bad day at Wrigley Field. Bradley lost Jason Kubel’s pop-up in the sun for a single, couldn’t catch Michael Cuddyer’s RBI bloop double, made a baserunning blunder and, most egregiously, flipped the ball into the stands after catching Mauer’s one-out sac fly.

2009 — New York Mets second baseman Luis Castillo dropped Alex Rodriguez’s lazy popup with two outs in the ninth inning as two runs scored, helping the Yankees escape with a wild 9-8 victory over the Mets.

2010 — Daniel Nava hit the first pitch he saw as a big leaguer for a grand slam — only the second player to do it — leading the Boston Red Sox to a 10-2 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies. Nava connected on a fastball from Joe Blanton in the second inning. Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a slam on the first pitch he saw Sept. 2, 2006, for Cleveland against Texas.

2011 — Realignment is on the table again as Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association are in discussions to renew the collective bargaining agreement, which expires on December 11th. One of the options being discussed would see one team moving from the National League to the American League to create two 15-team leagues, with the Houston Astros the likeliest candidate for a move.

2012 — Alex Rodriguez ties Lou Gehrig’s record by hitting his 23rd career grand slam.

2016 — Sam Cohen put UC Santa Barbara into its first College World Series with a pinch-hit grand slam in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory over second-seeded Louisville 4-3 in the Super Regionals.

2017 — Royce Lewis, a high school shortstop from California, is selected first overall by the Minnesota Twins in the 2017 amateur draft.

2018 — Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera suffers a season-ending injury when he tears a biceps tendon while swinging at pitch in the 3rd inning of a game against the Twins. He had already missed all but one game of May with a hamstring injury.


June 13

1905 — Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants pitched his second no-hit game, beating the Chicago Cubs and Mordecai Brown 1-0. Mathewson and Brown matched no-hitters for eight innings. The Giants got two hits in the ninth for the win.

1912 — Christy Mathewson recorded his 300th career victory with a 3-2 triumph over the Chicago Cubs.

1921 — Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees pitched the first five innings and hit two home runs in an 11-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers.

1937 — New York’s Joe DiMaggio hit three consecutive home runs to give the Yankees an 8-8, 11-inning tie against the St. Louis Browns in the second game of a doubleheader.

1947 — In the first night game played at Fenway Park, the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3.

1948 — Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium drew 49,641 fans who saw Ruth’s No. 3 retired and the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3.

1957 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit three home runs and drove in five runs in a 9-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians as Williams became the first AL player to have two three-homer games in a season.

1973 — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ infield of Steve Garvey (first base), Davey Lopes (second base), Ron Cey (third base) and Bill Russell (shortstop) played together for the first time in a 16-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The quartet would set a major league record for longevity by playing 8 1/2 years in the same infield.

1980 — Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies goes 4 for 5 to move past Honus Wagner into fifth place on the all-time hit list with 3,431.

1998 — For the fourth time in major league history, teammates hit back-to-back homers in consecutive innings. Atlanta’s Javy Lopez and Andruw Jones each homered in the second and third inning of the Braves’ 9-7 win over Montreal at Turner Field.

2003 — Roger Clemens reached 300 wins and became the third pitcher with 4,000 strikeouts, leading the New York Yankees over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. Clemens, the 21st pitcher to make it to 300, allowed two runs in 6 2-3 innings and struck out 10, raising his total to 4,006. Clemens joined Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Steve Carlton (4,136) in the 4,000-strikeout club.

2008 — Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell hit consecutive home runs in the first inning of Philadelphia’s 20-2 rout of St. Louis.

2012 — Matt Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for San Francisco, striking out a career-high 14 batters and getting help from two running catches to beat the Houston Astros 10-0. Cain’s 125-pitch masterpiece featured a pair of great plays by his corner outfielders. Left fielder Melky Cabrera chased down Chris Snyder’s one-out flyball in the sixth, scurrying back to make a leaping catch on the warning track. Right fielder Gregor Blanco ran into right-center to make a diving catch on the warning track and rob Jordan Schafer for the first out of the seventh.

2015 — Alex Rodriguez collects his 2,000th career RBI with a two-run home run in the New York Yankee’s 9-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. Rodriguez is the fourth player to reach the milestone joining Cap Anson, Babe Ruth and leader Hank Aaron.

2019 — Shohei Otani becomes the first Japanese player to hit for the cycle in Major League Baseball.

2021 — The Blue Jays set a record for a visiting team at Fenway Park by blasting 8 homers in an 18 – 4 win over the Red Sox. Seven different players go deep, with Teoscar Hernandez doing so twice, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits his major league-leading 21st.


June 11

1898 — Willie Simms becomes the only African American jockey to win the Preakness Stakes when he rides Sly Fox to victory and the only one to have won all three Triple Crown races. Simms’ other Triple Crown wins: Kentucky Derby (1896, 1898), Belmont Stakes (1893, 1894).

1919 — Walter Hagen wins the U.S. Open with a one-stroke playoff victory over Michael Brady.

1919 — Sir Barton, ridden by Johnny Loftus, captures the Belmont Stakes to become thoroughbred racing’s first Triple Crown winner.

1921 — Grey Lag, ridden by Earl Sande, wins the first Belmont Stakes run counterclockwise. Previous Belmonts were run clockwise over a fish-hook course that included part of the training track and the main dirt oval.

1938 — Ralph Guldahl wins golf’s U.S. Open for the second straight year by beating Dick Metz.

1949 — Cary Middlecoff wins the U.S. Open by beating Sam Snead and Clayton Heafner.

1955 — Nashua wins the Belmont Stakes with Eddie Arcaro in the saddle. It’s the sixth Belmont victory for Arcaro, tying Jimmy McLaughlin’s record.

1977 — Seattle Slew, ridden by Jean Cruguet, runs wire to wire in the Belmont for a four-length victory over Run Dusty Run and the Triple Crown.

1978 — Nancy Lopez shoots a record 13-under par to win the LPGA Championship by six strokes over Amy Alcott.

1982 — Larry Holmes stops Gerry Cooney in the 13th round for the WBC heavyweight title at Las Vegas.

1984 — The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 in Game 7 to win their 15th NBA title.

1990 — Nolan Ryan, 43, pitches the sixth no-hitter of his career as the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland Athletics 5-0. Ryan becomes the first to pitch no-hitters for three teams and the oldest to throw one.

1992 — Tracy Austin, 29, is youngest inductee of International Tennis Hall of Fame.

1994 — For the first time in 11 years, the United States loses in the women’s world basketball championships. Guards Hortencia and Paula combine for 61 points, and Brazil stuns the defending champions 110-107 in the semifinals.

2006 — Se Ri Pak beats Karrie Webb on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Championship. Pak atones for a three-putt bogey on the 18th hole in regulation that set up the playoff.

2006 — Rafael Nadal wins his second consecutive French Open, beating Roger Federer in four sets. Nadal spoils Federer’s bid for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam championship and extends his record clay-court winning streak to 60 matches.

2011 — Texas A&M sweeps the men’s and women’s titles at the NCAA outdoor championships, becoming the first school to post dual three-peat champions. Villanova’s Sheila Reid becomes the first woman to win the 1,500 and 5,000 meters at the same NCAA meet.

2012 — Rafael Nadal wins his record seventh French Open title, returning to Roland Garros to defeat Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5. It’s Nadal’s 11th Grand Slam title, tying him on the all-time list with Rod Laver and Bjorn Borg, who won six French Open titles.

2012 — The Los Angeles Kings win their first NHL championship, defeating the New Jersey Devils 6-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final.

2017 — Rafael Nadal wins his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final. No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968.

2017 — Stanley Cup Final, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Nashville Predators, 2-0 for 4-2 series win; Penguins back-to-back champions.

2022 — Charl Schwartzel hangs on to beat fellow South African Hennie Du Plessis by a stroke to win the inaugural LIV Golf Invitational event at the Centurion GC, Hertfordshire; pockets massive US$4.75m for the victory.

2023 — French Open Men’s Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Casper Ruud of Norway 7-6, 6-3, 7-5 for his men’s record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.


June 12

1920 — Man o’ War wins the Belmont Stakes, which was run at 1 3/8-miles, in 2:14 1/5. He shatters the world record by 3 1/5 seconds and sets the American dirt-course record for that distance.

1930 — Max Schmeling beats Jack Sharkey on a fourth-round foul for the vacant heavyweight title in New York. Schmeling becomes the first German — and European — heavyweight world champion.

1939 — Byron Nelson wins the U.S. Open in a three-way playoff with Craig Wood and Denny Shute.

1948 — Citation, ridden by Eddie Arcaro, wins the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown with an eight-length victory over Better Self. It’s Arcaro’s second Triple Crown. He rode Whirlaway in 1941.

1948 — Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open with a record 276, five fewer than Ralph Guldahl’s 1937 record.

1954 — Milwaukee Braves spot starting pitcher Jim Wilson throws first no-hitter in history of County Stadium when he blanks Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0.

1979 — Bobby Orr becomes the youngest player in NHL history to be selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame. The 31-year-old is inducted months after officially ending his NHL career as the Hall waives its usual three-year waiting period.

1981 — Larry Holmes stops Leon Spinks in the third round for the WBC heavyweight title in Detroit.

1983 — Patty Sheehan wins the LPGA championship by two strokes over Sandra Haynie.

1984 — 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3, to win the championship title.

1990 — Egypt, a 500-1 shot, stuns the Netherlands when Magdi Abdel-Ghani makes a penalty kick with eight minutes remaining to tie the World Cup favorites 1-1.

1991 — The Chicago Bulls win the first NBA championship in the team’s 25-year history with a 108-101 victory in Game 5 over the Los Angeles Lakers. MVP Michael Jordan scores 30 points, Scottie Pippen has 32 and John Paxson 20.

2002 — NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 113-107 for a 4-0 sweep and 3rd straight title; MVP: Shaquille O’Neal for 3rd consecutive Finals series.

2005 — Annika Sorenstam closes with a 1-over 73 for a three-shot victory over Michelle Wie in the LPGA Championship. The 15-year-old Wie shoots a 69 to finish second. It’s the highest finish by an amateur in a major since 20-year-old Jenny Chuasiriporn lost a playoff to Se Ri Pak in the 1998 U.S. Women’s Open.

2008 — The Boston Celtics overcome a 24-point deficit and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 97-91 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the NBA finals. No team has ever overcome more than a 15-point deficit after the first quarter, and the Celtics post the biggest comeback in the finals since 1971.

2009 — Pittsburgh’s Max Talbot scores two second-period goals as the Penguins beat the defending champion Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in Game 7 and win the Stanley Cup at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena.

2011 — The Dallas Mavericks win their first NBA title by winning Game 6 of the finals in Miami, 105-95. Jason Terry scores 27 points and Dirk Nowitzki adds 21 as the Mavericks win four of the series’ last five games.

2013 — Andrew Shaw scores on a deflection in triple overtime to lift the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in a riveting Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. The Blackhawks gets third-period goals from Dave Bolland and Oduya to erase a 3-1 deficit.

2016 — Sidney Crosby sets up Kris Letang’s go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins win the fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final.

2017 — Kevin Durant caps his spectacular first season with the Warriors by bringing home an NBA championship. Durant, who joined Golden State last July, scores 39 points in a finals-clinching 129-120 victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

2019 — Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: St. Louis Blues beat Boston Bruins, 4-1 for a 4-3 series victory; first title in franchise history.

2021 — Danish soccer midfielder Christian Eriksen suffers an on-field cardiac arrest during a Euro 2020 match with Finland in Copenhagen. Eriksen is revived with a defibrillator and the game controversially continues with a 1-0 Finland win.

2023 — NBA Finals: Denver Nuggets beat Miami Heat 94-89 to win the franchise’s first Championship; clinch series 4-1; MVP: Denver C Nikola Jokić.


June 13

1908 — Canadian champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in 8th round at Neuilly Bowling Palace, Paris to retain world heavyweight boxing title.

1913 — James Rowe, who had won back-to-back Belmont Stake races in 1872-73 as a jockey, sets the record for the most number of Belmont Stakes wins by a trainer, eight, when he sends Prince Eugene to victory.

1935 — Jim Braddock scores a 15-round unanimous decision over Max Baer in New York to win the world heavyweight title.

1953 — Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open for the fourth time, with a six-stroke victory over Sam Snead.

1956 — 1st European Cup Final, Paris: Héctor Rial scores twice as Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 4-3 to claim inaugural title.

1959 — Billy Casper wins the U.S. Open golf tournament over Bob Rosburg.

1971 — Kathy Whitworth wins the LPGA championship by four strokes over Kathy Ahern.

1982 — Jan Stephenson wins the LPGA championship with a two-stroke triumph over Joanne Carner.

1989 — 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games.

1991 — The National, the nation’s first all-sports daily newspaper, ceases publication.

1992 — Sergei Bubka of Ukraine breaks his own world outdoor record in the pole vault by soaring 20 feet, one-half inch. The jump is the 30th time that Bubka has set the record indoors or outdoors, surpassing the 29 world records by distance runner Paavo Nurmi of Finland in the 1920s.

1993 — Patty Sheehan wins the LPGA Championship for a third time, with a 2-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Lauri Merten.

1997 — Chicago wins its fifth NBA championship in the last seven years, as Steve Kerr’s last-second shot gives the Bulls a 90-86 Game 6 victory over the Utah Jazz.

2002 — Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1 for a 4-1 series win; Red Wings’ 10th title; coach Scotty Bowman retires with record 9th title.

2010 — Zenyatta wins her 17th consecutive race, giving her the longest winning streak by a modern-day thoroughbred in unrestricted races. The 6-year-old mare, ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, wins the $200,000 Vanity Handicap by a half-length over St Trinians at Hollywood Park. With the victory, Zenyatta surpasses the 16-race winning streaks of Cigar, 1948 Triple Crown winner Citation, and Mister Frisky.

2011 — Boston scores four times in a 4:14 span of the first period and beats the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at TD Garden, evening the best-of-7 series. Brad Marchand, Milan Lucic, Andrew Ference and Michael Ryder give Boston a 4-0 lead before the midway point of the first period.

2012 — Matt Cain pitches the 22nd perfect game in major league history and first for San Francisco, striking out a career-high 14 batters and getting help from two running catches by outfielders Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco to beat the Houston Astros 10-0.

2014 — The Netherlands thrashes Spain 5-1 in the World Cup’s first shocker, toying with an aging team that dominated global football for the past six years and avenging a loss in the 2010 final.

2014 — The Los Angeles Kings wins the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years with a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5.

2016 — LeBron James has 41 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists, Kyrie Irving also scores 41 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers capitalize on the Warriors playing without suspended star Draymond Green, staving off NBA Finals elimination with a 112-97 victory in Game 5. James and Irving are the first teammates to score 40 points in an NBA Finals game as the Cavaliers pulled within 3-2 and sent their best-of-seven series back to Ohio.

2017 — The Golden State Warriors win their second NBA tile in three years with a win over the Cavaliers 129-120.

2019 — The Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State Warriors, 114-110 to win the franchise’s first Championship.

2021 — French Open Men’s Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 19th Grand Slam singles title; beats Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

2023 — Stanley Cup Final, T-Mobile Arena, LV: Vegas Golden Knights rout Florida Panthers 9-3 to clinch 4-1 series win; franchise’s first title in only 6th year in the NHL; MVP: Jonathan Marchessault (VGK forward).