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DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis has a dislocated tendon in his lower left leg but hasn’t been ruled out of Game 3 of the NBA Finals for the Boston Celtics against the Dallas Mavericks.

The team said Tuesday the injury to Porzingis occurred in the third quarter of Boston’s 105-98 victory in Game 2 and was unrelated to the right calf strain that sidelined the 7-foot-2 Latvian for 10 consecutive playoff games.

The team called the injury rare and said Porzingis’ availability was day-to-day. Boston takes a 2-0 series lead into Game 3 on Wednesday night in Dallas. Porzingis has a tear in tissue that holds tendons in place.

Porzingis said he felt something after bumping knees with Dallas center Dereck Lively II but kept playing. He left the game in the final minute of the third quarter and played about 3 1/2 minutes in the fourth.

Porzingis was walking with a slight limp and had a black sleeve covering his lower left leg when he met with reporters on the off day Tuesday.

“I’m optimistic,” said Porzingis, who said while downplaying any injury concern after Game 2, “I’ll die out there if we need.”

On Tuesday, he added, “I will do everything I can to be out there tomorrow.”

Porzingis hasn’t played in Dallas in the 2 1/2 years since he was traded by the Mavericks to Washington. The 28-year-old joined the Celtics in a trade last summer.

The first game beyond the first round in Porzingis’ career was Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and he jump-started the Celtics with 11 points and two blocks in the first quarter of the 107-89 win. He finished with 20 points, three blocks and six rebounds.


DALLAS — The NBA Finals enters a pivotal Game 3 with two distinct possibilities: the Boston Celtics take a commanding 3-0 lead and inch closer to the franchise’s first title since 2008, or the Dallas Mavericks show some life and start to turn the tide of what has been a one-sided series so far.

Boston is in the driver’s seat based on league history, as 31 of 36 teams who had a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals went on to win it. So, what’s the Celtics approach going into Game 3 as they look to extend their perfect road record in the playoffs to 7-0?

“Trying to be the hungrier team,” Boston guard Jrue Holiday said. “We’re going to go out there and try and execute a game plan.”

The Celtics have proven to be the deeper, more talented team early on. Boston has been winning despite struggling on the offensive end such as shooting just 10 of 39 (25.6 percent) from 3-point range in Game 2.

The Mavs, meanwhile, can’t rely solely on Luka Doncic, who posted a triple-double with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in Game 2, a 105-98 loss at Boston. Doncic put together that performance after being listed as questionable for the game. It was revealed that he sustained a chest injury in Game 1 to go along with lingering issues with his right knee and left ankle.

Doncic, who is probable for Game 3, addressed his status on Tuesday, saying: “I feel good. I don’t want to get in any more details, but I feel good.”

The bigger question for the Mavs is finding a way to get Doncic’s top running mate, Kyrie Irving, going after a slow start. In the two games in Boston, Irving averaged just 14 points on a combined 13-for-37 shooting, including 0-for-8 from long range. If Dallas wants to get back in the series, Irving needs to find a way to make a greater impact.

“They’re not going to stop pressing us, stop their pace, stop testing us on both ends of the floor,” Irving said. “We know what we’re in for. But now we have to raise it to an even higher level, and it starts with me.”

Of course, that’s easier said than done against a Boston defense that is dynamic and versatile. The Celtics have used multiple defenders to slow down the Mavs’ backcourt with Holiday, Jaylen Brown, Derrick White and Jayson Tatum all being options to provide different looks against Doncic and Irving.

Offensively, the Celtics have gotten it done despite a couple of off nights from Tatum, a five-time All-Star and first-team All-NBA selection for three straight seasons. Holiday stepped up in Game 2, scoring a team-best 26 points. In Game 1, Brown led the team with 22 points.

Tatum is taking it all in stride, acknowledging that he has to be a better shooter but taking pride by making an impact in other ways. He’s also just one good night away from changing the narrative.

“One game, I could explode. All the percentages and things like that could change,” Tatum said. “So, it’s just that mindset of I’m one game away or whatever that means.”

On Boston’s injury front, center Kristaps Porzingis is hopeful he’ll be able to play after sustaining a left leg injury late in Game 2. The Celtics announced it is unrelated to Porzingis’ previous right calf injury. If Porzingis is cleared to play in Game 3, it would be his first appearance in Dallas since being traded by the Mavs in February 2022.

Boston coach Joe Mazzulla said the decision on Porzingis’ status – listed Tuesday as questionable — will come down to the medical staff.

“He’s doing anything and everything he can to be ready for the game tomorrow. It’s a serious injury,” Mazzulla said. “At the end of the day, our team and the medical team is not going to put him in any bad situations.”


Former University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins is joining the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Hopkins, 54, was a two-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year and compiled a record of 118-106 over seven seasons with the Huskies from 2017-24. He took Washington to the NCAA Tournament in 2019.

Hopkins will join new Suns coach Mike Budenholzer’s staff, which also reportedly includes David Fizdale and Chad Forcier.

Washington announced on March 8 that Hopkins would not be returning for the 2024-25 season. The program hired Danny Sprinkle later that month.

Hopkins played for coach Jim Boeheim at Syracuse for four seasons from 1989-93 before joining his staff as an assistant in 1995. Hopkins was the Orange’s interim coach for nine games in 2015-16, going 4-5 during a suspension for Boeheim.



Alanna Smith scored 18 points to lead all five Minnesota starters in double figures, and the visiting Lynx posted a resounding 100-86 victory over the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday.

Kayla McBride (16 points and eight assists), Courtney Williams (15 points and nine assists), Bridget Carleton (15 points) and Napheesa Collier (14 points, six rebounds, six assists) also made key offensive contributions for the Lynx.

A’ja Wilson kept the Aces within striking distance as long as possible, putting up nine of her game-leading 28 points coming in the fourth quarter. However, after cutting Minnesota’s lead from 20 points to 11 midway through the fourth, the Aces were unable to draw closer.

Las Vegas got 13 points from Kelsey Plum, 11 from Megan Gustafson and 10 from Tiffany Hayes. Kiah Stokes grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

Minnesota (9-3) won for the fifth time in six games while Las Vegas (5-5) took its third defeat in a row.

The Lynx moved to 4-1 in the Commissioner’s Cup competition, while the Aces slipped to 1-3 in Commissioner’s Cup games.

The Aces jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead, but the Lynx responded with a 14-6 run to take their first lead on a Carleton 3-pointer. After both teams put together their highest-scoring quarter of the game, the Aces carried a 31-29 lead into the second.

Things remained tight for the majority of the second period, but a four-point play from McBride jumpstarted a 10-3 run that gave the Lynx a 59-48 lead after 20 minutes of play.

The Lynx extended their advantage to 18 early in the second half after another 10-3 run on the back of five points from Williams. After Collier sank two free throws in the final seconds, Minnesota carried an 18-point margin into the final 10 minutes.


A dominant fourth quarter capped by Seattle’s 10-0 run in the closing minutes powered the Storm to a 95-79 win over the visiting Los Angeles Sparks in Tuesday’s Commissioner Cup matchup.

Seattle never trailed but Los Angeles — coming in on its first winning streak of the season after back-to-back wins over the weekend — remained in striking distance throughout.

That is, until the final stretch. With the Storm holding a 76-70 lead, Nneka Ogwumike hit a 3-pointer at the 2:41 mark. To ignite the decisive flurry in which the Storm poured in 10 points over 1:28, including a Skylar Diggins-Smith 3-pointer and Jewell Loyd basket.

The trio of Ogwumike, Loyd and Diggins-Smith paced Seattle at 26, 21 and 19 points, respectively. Ogwumike complemented her game-high point total with eight rebounds and a pair of blocked shots. Loyd grabbed six rebounds and blocked two more shots, and Diggins-Smith finished with six assists and five rebounds.

Ezi Magbegor struggled offensively, shooting just 3 of 10 from the floor, but snared a game-high 13 rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked three shots to help the Storm to their seventh win in their last eight games.

Sami Whitcomb added nine points off the bench, and Jordan Horston chipped in four points, five rebounds and two assists. One of Horston’s assists boosted the Storm into the fourth quarter, as she found Ogwumike on a long fling to set up a layup just before the third-quarter buzzer.

The score turned a three-point Seattle lead to five, and Diggins-Smith added to it to open the final period. The Storm lead never dipped below five points the rest of the way.

Dearica Hamby recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the Los Angeles loss. She was the only Sparks starter to reach double-figures scoring.

Li Yueru shot 6 of 9 from the floor and 6 of 6 at the foul line en route to a career-high 18 points. Aari McDonald added 15 points.


Brittney Sykes and Ariel Atkins each scored 18 points as the Washington Mystics got their first win of the season with an 87-68 victory over the Atlanta Dream in College Park, Ga., on Tuesday.

Sykes shot 7-for-12 from the field and 4-for-6 on 3-pointers, while Atkins was a perfect 3-for-3 from long range and had a team-high five assists.

Julie Vanloo added 11 points off the bench for the Mystics (1-12), who won for the first time since the 2023 regular-season finale — more than nine months ago. The Mystics shot 17 of 31 (54.8 percent) from 3-point range, the most triples for Washington since hitting 18 on Aug. 18, 2019, against Indiana.

Rhyne Howard led the Dream (5-5) with 16 points, while Aerial Powers scored 13 off the bench. Tina Charles tallied 12 points and nine rebounds for Atlanta, which has dropped three of its last four.

Holding a five-point halftime advantage, Washington saw its lead balloon to 49-38 at the 7:28 mark of the third quarter following consecutive 3-pointers from Stefanie Dolson and Sykes.

Cheyenne Parker-Tyus’ jumper briefly stopped the bleeding for Atlanta, but a pair of Aaliyah Edwards free throws and an Atkins runner gave Washington a 53-40 lead, forcing a Dream timeout with 5:11 left in the third.

Nia Coffey’s free throws got Atlanta’s deficit back down to nine, but Washington answered again as Sykes and Myisha Hines-Allen each scored to increase the lead to 59-46 with 1:49 left in the third.

Hines-Allen’s layup with 29.4 seconds left capped a 26-point Washington third quarter as the Mystics led 64-50 entering the fourth.

Washington’s momentum carried into the final quarter as Sykes buried two 3-pointers in the first minute followed by Vanloo’s layup that gave the Mystics a 72-53 lead with 8:01 left.

Atkins’ pullup jumper with 2:36 remaining put Washington up 82-62, its first 20-point lead of the game.

In the first quarter, Atlanta struck first on Parker-Tyus’ mid-range jumper, but Washington answered with a 13-2 scoring run, punctuated with Dolson’s triple and then two three-pointers from Vanloo.

The Mystics led by as many as 12 in the first quarter and entered the second with a 25-15 advantage.

Washington then led 37-25 at the 3:34 mark of the second quarter after Karlie Samuelson’s 3-pointer. From there, Atlanta finished the half on an 8-1 run, capped with Allisha Gray’s three-point play to cut the Dream’s halftime deficit to 38-33.

Atkins led Washington with nine first-half points while Charles paced Atlanta with 10.



Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, Teoscar Hernandez and Jason Heyward homered in a seven-run sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers rolled to a 15-2 victory over the visiting Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Will Smith added a three-run home run, Mookie Betts hit a three-run double and James Paxton (6-1) gave up one run over six innings as the Dodgers improved to 9-4 following a season-worst, five-game losing streak late last month.

Ezequiel Duran hit a home run as the Rangers lost for the fifth time in seven games. Texas starter Dane Dunning (4-5) gave up six runs over 3 2/3 innings, while Grant Anderson yielded all seven runs in the sixth inning while recording two outs.

The last time the Dodgers hit four home runs in an inning was on September 29, 2021.

Rays 5, Cubs 2

Brandon Lowe crushed a walk-off, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning as Tampa Bay rallied and broke a four-game losing streak with a win over Chicago in St. Petersburg, Fla.

With the Rays down 2-1 and Cubs closer Hector Neris (6-1) on the mound, Jose Caballero slashed a one-out single to knock in Richie Palacios, who led off the ninth with a double. On a 3-2 splitter from Neris, Lowe rocked his third homer for his fourth career walk-off hit and Rays’ fifth this season.

Chris Devenski (2-1) tossed a perfect ninth for Tampa Bay.

Padres 4, A’s 3

Kyle Higashioka led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off home run as San Diego edged visiting Oakland.

Higashioka jumped on a hanging changeup from Scott Alexander (0-1) and lined it into the left field corner. Robert Suarez (3-0) retired all four batters he faced to pick up the win.

Tyler Soderstrom cracked a two-run homer off Enyel De Los Santos in the eighth inning, drawing the A’s even at 3-3.

Yankees 10, Royals 1

Aaron Judge, back from his first day off of the season, homered and knocked in three runs as New York demolished host Kansas City.

After singling in a run in the first inning, Judge hit a two-run, 436-foot blast to center, his 25th, for a 9-0 Yankees lead in the seventh. He is hitting .401 with 21 homers and 49 RBIs over his past 41 games.

New York starter Marcus Stroman (6-2) threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing four hits. Royals starter Brady Singer (4-3) was tagged for seven runs, six earned, on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Orioles 4, Braves 0

Jorge Mateo smacked a three-run home run in his first action in nine days and five pitchers combined on a five-hitter as Baltimore returned from an eight-game road trip to defeat Atlanta.

Albert Suarez (3-0) worked 5 1/3 shutout innings to help the Orioles earn fifth consecutive victory and their 15th win in their past 19 outings.

Atlanta starter Max Fried (6-3) lasted five-plus innings, and he was charged with four runs on six hits. His personal three-game winning streak ended.

Diamondbacks 9, Angels 4

Randal Grichuk and Corbin Carroll each fell one component short of the cycle as two of four Diamondbacks to record three hits during Arizona’s victory over Los Angeles in Phoenix.

Grichuk finished a single shy and Carroll was missing the homer while Gabriel Moreno and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. joined them as part of the three-hit brigade. Grichuk, Gurriel and Moreno drove in two runs apiece as the Diamondbacks racked up 15 hits while winning for the seventh time in 10 games.

Taylor Ward homered, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Angels, who have dropped three of four games.

Phillies 4, Red Sox 1

Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs, including his 17th career multi-homer game out of the leadoff spot, as visiting Philadelphia beat Boston.

Schwarber, who returned to Boston for the first time since his departure after the 2021 season, ripped leadoff blasts in the first and fifth innings. Bryson Stott went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Zack Wheeler (8-3) allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings.

David Hamilton went 2-for-4 for Boston. Kutter Crawford (2-6) struck out eight and surrendered four runs, two earned, over six innings.

Blue Jays 3, Brewers 0

George Springer, Spencer Horwitz and Danny Jansen had RBIs, Yusei Kikuchi pitched five scoreless innings and visiting Toronto defeated Milwaukee.

Kikuchi (4-5) allowed three hits and four walks while striking out five. Yimi Garcia pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings, recording three strikeouts to earn his fifth save of the season.

Brewers starter Carlos Rodriguez (0-1) made his major league debut and allowed two runs, seven hits and one walk in 3 2/3 innings. He struck out four.

Marlins 4, Mets 2

Jesus Luzardo combined with three relievers on a four-hitter for Miami in a victory at New York.

Tim Anderson, Nick Gordon and Bryan De La Cruz drove in runs for the Marlins, who won for just the second time in eight games. Mark Vientos laced a two-run double for the Mets, who fell to 6-4 in their last 10. Luzardo (3-5) gave up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Starling Marte finished with two hits for the Mets. New York starter Tylor Megill (1-3) allowed three runs, two earned, over 4 2/3 innings.

Rockies 5, Twins 4

Ezequiel Tovar and Ryan McMahon each homered and Colorado held on for a win over Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Michael Toglia also drove in a run for the Rockies, who won for only the third time in their past 11 games. Byron Buxton went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run for Minnesota. Carlos Santana also hit a two-run homer for the Twins.

Rockies starter Cal Quantrill (6-4) pitched six scoreless innings. Tyler Kinley gave Santana’s two-run shot in the ninth just still earned his fifth save. Twins reliever Caleb Thielbar (2-2) took the loss after yielding four runs without getting an out.

Astros 3, Giants 1

Ronel Blanco teamed with three relievers on a three-hitter and Houston took advantage of a Matt Chapman error to score the decisive runs in a victory at San Francisco.

Blanco (6-2) went six innings, limiting the Giants to one run and three hits. He walked one and struck out eight. Mauricio Dubon had two hits and scored twice while Jon Singleton collected two singles for the Astros.

Patrick Bailey had a double among the three hits for the Giants, who lost for just the second time in their past six games. The lone San Francisco run came via Brett Wisely’s solo homer in the third inning. Giants starter Jordan Hicks (4-3) gave up three runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings.

Guardians 5, Reds 3

Steven Kwan doubled twice, had three hits and drove in two runs, and Tyler Freeman made consecutive leaping catches at the outfield wall to lead visiting Cleveland over Cincinnati

Josh Naylor belted a tape-measure homer in the eighth inning for insurance, helping secure a win for Triston McKenzie (3-3), who worked 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball. Emmanuel Clase earned his 20th save as the Guardians won for their third game in a row.

Reliever Nick Martinez (2-4) gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings as the Reds took their second straight loss after seven wins in a row.

Pirates 2, Cardinals 1

Jack Suwinski scored on a ninth-inning fielder’s choice and Andrew McCutchen subsequently raced home on a sacrifice fly, fueling Pittsburgh to a victory at St. Louis.

Pirates rookie Paul Skenes allowed five hits and struck out eight over 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Colin Holderman (2-0) earned the win in relief, and David Bednar posted his 14th save despite seeing Nolan Gorman belt his first pitch for a homer to lead off the ninth inning.

Ryan Helsley (2-3) yielded both Pittsburgh runs in the ninth after Miles Mikolas took a no-hitter in the seventh inning. Mikolas fired seven shutout frames, permitting just one hit and one walk while fanning six.

Mariners 4, White Sox 3

Cal Raleigh doubled home the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning as Seattle rallied to beat Chicago, spoiling the major league debut of top pitching prospect Drew Thorpe.

Raleigh, who hit a walk-off grand slam in an 8-4 victory over Chicago on Monday, had two doubles and three RBIs for the Mariners, who won their third in a row. Andrew Vaughn and Paul DeJong homered for the White Sox, who have lost 28 of 33 road games this season.

Thorpe was called up after going 7-1 with a 1.35 ERA at Double-A Birmingham. He allowed two runs — one earned — on three hits over five innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out four.

Nationals 5, Tigers 4 (10 innings)

Lane Thomas drove in the go-ahead run with a 10th-inning sacrifice fly and Washington extended its winning streak to four games by defeating host Detroit.

Thomas had two RBIs. Kyle Finnegan (2-3) struck out three in 1 1/3 perfect innings to pick up the win.

Riley Greene had a three-run triple for the Tigers, who fell for the fourth time in five games.


Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee Wednesday in Philadelphia, the team announced.

The Phillies also placed the three-time All-Star on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, retroactive to Monday. The team did not announce a timeline for his return.

Realmuto, 33, sat out three games in a row from May 12-14 with right knee soreness.

He is batting .261 with seven homers and 20 RBIs in 51 games this season. He had hit in a career-best 17 straight games in which he played earlier this season.

Realmuto is a career .272 hitter with 161 homers and 598 RBIs in 1,191 games with the Miami Marlins (2014-18) and Phillies.

Also on Tuesday, the Phillies recalled catcher Rafael Marchan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Marchan, 25, had one major league stint with the Phillies earlier this season but did not appear in a game.

He batted .233 with two homers and eight RBIs in 13 games this season split between Class A Clearwater and Lehigh Valley.


The 2024 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Teams have been announced in all eight regions. The teams are voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America & Coach of the Year Committee.

The Chair of the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America & Coach of the Year Committee is Tommy Raffo. The committee also includes Mitch Canham (Oregon State University), Dean Ehehalt (Monmouth University), Brian Green (Wichita State University), Jeff Mercer (Indiana University), Brian O’Connor (University of Virginia), Jim Penders (University of Connecticut), and Butch Thompson (Auburn University).

The ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America teams will be announced the morning of Friday, June 14 prior to the start of the 2024 NCAA Div. I College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. First Team All-Region selections are eligible for All-America honors.

The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove winners in all divisions will be announced on Wednesday, June 19. ABCA/Rawlings National Pitchers and Position Players of the Year will be announced on Monday, June 24.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.

2024 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Teams: Northeast
NCAA Div. I Northeast All-Region First Team
CJimmy KeenanSo.St. John’sNY
1BTyler MacGregorGr.NortheasternMA
2BDylan PalmerSo.HofstraNY
3BDawson BryceFr.MerrimackMA
SSSam MillerSo.ColumbiaNY
OFGavin NoriegaSr.BryantRI
OFAlex LaneGr.NortheasternMA
OFKorey MortonSr.UConnCT
DHFrankie FerrentinoSo.MerrimackMA
PMario PescaSo.St. John’sNY
PStephen QuigleyGr.UConnCT
PGarrett CoeSr.UConnCT
RPZach CameronGr.NiagaraNY
NCAA Div. I Northeast All-Region Second Team
CEthan HibbardGr.FairfieldCT
1BEric RataczakJr.NiagaraNY
2BGriffin PalfreyJr.ColumbiaNY
3BLuke BroadhurstGr.UConnCT
SSPaul TammaroGr.UConnCT
OFCameron LearySr.Boston CollegeMA
OFJosiah RagsdaleSo.IonaNY
OFChristian GemelliSr.MerrimackMA
DHMike GervasiGr.UMassMA
PJustin LehmanJr.ArmyNY
PXavier KolhosserSo.St. John’sNY
PIan CookeJr.UConnCT
RPBrady AfthimJr.UConnCT
2024 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Teams: East
NCAA Div. I East All-Region First Team
CSammy SassSr.Wright StateOH
1BJosh KrossJr.CincinnatiOH
2BSam HojnarSr.MarylandMD
3BWyatt HenselerSr.PennPA
SSJosh Kuroda-GrauerJr.RutgersNJ
OFNathan ArcherJr.Bowling Green StateOH
OFZach MacDonaldJr.Miami UniversityOH
OFAdam CecereGr.Penn StatePA
OFGarret PikeJr.ToledoOH
DHJ.T. MarrGr.Penn StatePA
DHJulian GreenwellSr.Wright StateOH
PPatrick GardnerJr.Fairleigh DickinsonNJ
PDerek ClarkSr.West VirginiaWV
PEverett CatlettSr.GeorgetownDC
RPNick WissmanSr.DaytonOH
RPPhil FoxSo.PittPA
NCAA Div. I East All-Region Second Team
COwen CarapellottiJr.GeorgetownDC
1BChristian FiccaSr.GeorgetownDC
1BEddie HacopianJr.MarylandMD
1BJay LuikartSr.Wright StateOH
2BEvan BouldinSo.Delaware StateDE
3BSean KeysJr.BucknellPA
SSRyan WeingartnerSo.Saint Joseph’sPA
SSJJ WetherholtJr.West VirginiaWV
OFJake HydeSr.GeorgetownDC
OFJosh JohnsonSr.Kent StateOH
OFBen VoreSr.Wright StateOH
DHBryce GreenlySr.DelawareDE
PKieran EtwaruSo.Delaware StateDE
PMichael FoltzGr.George WashingtonDC
PLandon BeidelschiesSo.Ohio StateOH
PTravis LuensmannSr.Penn StatePA
RPLogan BerrierSr.MarylandMD
RPDeven SheerinFr.Mount St. Mary’sMD
RPJacob FaulknerJr.PrincetonNJ
2024 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Teams: Atlantic
NCAA Div. I Atlantic All-Region First Team
CCole MessinaJr.South CarolinaSC
1BTanner ThachSo.UNC WilmingtonNC
1BNick KurtzJr.Wake ForestNC
2BBlake WrightSr.ClemsonSC
3BAlec MakarewiczGr.North Carolina StateNC
SSGriff O’FerrallJr.VirginiaVA
OFBanks TolleySr.Appalachian StateNC
OFVance HoneycuttJr.North CarolinaNC
OFJoel DragooJr.PresbyterianSC
DHCaleb CozartSr.UNC GreensboroNC
PTrey YesavageJr.East CarolinaNC
PDaniel EagenJr.PresbyterianSC
PChase BurnsJr.Wake ForestNC
PNate KnowlesJr.William & MaryVA
RPCharlie BeilensonGr.DukeNC
NCAA Div. I Atlantic All-Region Second Team
CJacob FerenceGr.VirginiaVA
1BCarter CunninghamSr.East CarolinaNC
2BZac MorrisGr.DukeNC
3BBen MillerGr.DukeNC
SSAustin St. LaurentJr.Appalachian StateNC
OFEthan PetrySo.South CarolinaSC
OFHarrison DidawickSo.VirginiaVA
OFBen WatsonGr.Virginia TechVA
DHGrant KnippJr.CampbellNC
PAidan KnaakFr.ClemsonSC
PRJ SalesJr.UNC WilmingtonNC
PZac CowanSo.WoffordSC
RPWyatt Lunsford-ShenkmanJr.East CarolinaNC
2024 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Teams: Southeast
NCAA Div. I Southeast All-Region First Team
CIke IrishSo.AuburnAL
CBrooks BryanSo.TroyAL
1BJac CaglianoneJr.FloridaFL
1BBlake BurkeJr.TennesseeTN
2BChristian MooreJr.TennesseeTN
3BCharlie CondonSo.GeorgiaGA
SSJustin LebronFr.AlabamaAL
SSJon Jon GazdarJr.Austin Peay StateTN
OFLyle Miller-GreenGr.Austin Peay StateTN
OFJames Tibbs IIIJr.Florida StateFL
OFDrew BurressFr.Georgia TechGA
DHIan FarrowSr.Florida Gulf CoastFL
DHMatthew EllisSr.Georgia TechGA
PJamie ArnoldSo.Florida StateFL
PMichael RossJr.SamfordAL
PDrew BeamJr.TennesseeTN
PAJ CauseyJr.TennesseeTN
RPCole StallingsSr.StetsonFL
RPNate SneadSo.TennesseeTN
NCAA Div. I Southeast All-Region Second Team
CHayden GillilandSr.Tennessee TechTN
CAlan EspinalSr.VanderbiltTN
1BCameron SisnerosSr.East Tennessee StateTN
1BCorey CollinsSr.GeorgiaGA
2BJohn AndersonSr.SamfordAL
3BGage MillerJr.AlabamaAL
3BCam SmithSo.Florida StateFL
3BDaniel CuvetFr.MiamiFL
SSTrace WillhoiteGr.LipscombTN
SSGarrett HoweSr.SamfordAL
OFJohn BayJr.Austin Peay StateTN
OFDylan DreilingSo.TennesseeTN
OFKavares TearsSo.TennesseeTN
DHNick IannantoneSr.East Tennessee StateTN
DHMarco DingesSo.Florida StateFL
PBlayze BerrySr.Alabama-BirminghamAL
PCaleb GrangerJr.Florida A&MFL
PJD ThompsonSo.VanderbiltTN
RPDominic CastellanoJr.Central FloridaFL
RPBrennen OxfordSr.Florida StateFL
2024 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-Region Teams: Midwest
NCAA Div. I Midwest All-Region First Team
CCamden JanikJr.IllinoisIL
1BRoman KuntzSr.Morehead StateKY
2BEmilien PitreJr.KentuckyKY
3BMike SearsSr.Indiana StateIN
SSLucas LoosSr.Eastern IllinoisIL
OFMark ShallenbergerGr.EvansvilleIN
OFKendal EwellGr.Illinois-ChicagoIL
OFDevin TaylorSo.IndianaIN
DHKip FougerousseSr.EvansvilleIN
PMerritt BeekerJr.Ball StateIN
PBrody BrechtJr.IowaIA
PConnor WietgrefeJr.MinnesotaMN
RPMason BurnsSr.Western KentuckyKY
NCAA Div. I Midwest All-Region Second Team
CBrandon HeidalSr.OaklandMI
1BLuis HernandezJr.Indiana StateIN
1BLiam McFadden-AckmanSr.Northern KentuckyKY
2BSteven LodenSr.Southern IllinoisIL
3BRaider TelloJr.IowaIA
SSMichael HallquistSr.Ball StateIN
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Denver Broncos coach Sean Payton is in no hurry to name a starting quarterback.

The first game is still three months away and he still needs to study a QB room that includes journeyman Jarrett Stidham, rookie Bo Nix and recently acquired Zach Wilson.

But the question keeps coming — who is your quarterback, coach?

“Here we go again,” Payton said with a laugh at Tuesday’s minicamp session. “I don’t have a date, I have a gut (feeling).”

Stidham has the edge in June as the lone one of the three quarterbacks to be with Denver last season. Soon to turn 28, Stidham threw 66 passes while getting a year of the Payton system under his belt.

“He’s doing well,” Payton said of Stidham. “Clearly, within the framework within what we’re doing, he is much further along than in Year 1 in the transition. I’d say he’s looked really sharp during this offseason program.

“(He is) real decisive. I think the leadership he is able to provide there, and there’s good competition.”

The Broncos released Russell Wilson in March after two seasons, necessitating the club to look for a potential franchise quarterback.

Nix could fit the bill after the Broncos took him with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2024 draft. He had eye-popping numbers at Oregon last season — completing 77.4 percent of his passes for 4,508 yards, 45 touchdowns and three interceptions.

The Broncos acquired Zach Wilson shortly before the draft. He was the No. 2 overall pick by the New York Jets in 2021 and didn’t pan out. He got a second chance last season when Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles on the fourth snap of the season and it again didn’t go well.

Zach Wilson played 12 in games last season, starting 11. He completed 60.1 percent of his passes for 2,271 yards and eight touchdowns with seven interceptions. He also ran for seven scores, but the Jets were 4-7 in his starts.

Payton isn’t concerned about the situation. He is confident the right player will emerge.

“I think when we get into training camp and when we get into the preseason games, I think oftentimes the decisions take care of themselves,” Payton said. “But the object is to win. I understand the question, but in our league it’s year-to-year. We’re competing to win this year, and we’re going to make the right decision relative to who gives us that opportunity.”

Receiver Courtland Sutton showed up to the mandatory minicamp after skipping OTAs and other voluntary activities. His absence was believed to be over dissatisfaction with his contract, but he told reporters Tuesday he underwent ankle surgery in the offseason.

Sutton is entering the third season of a four-year, $60.8 million deal. He is slated to receive $13 million in base salary in 2024.

Sutton did brief work in individual drills but didn’t participate in team drills.

Sutton terms his situation with the Broncos as “a stalemate” and wouldn’t guarantee that he’ll show for training camp in late July if there still isn’t a resolution.

“My team and I have been in contact with the guys upstairs that handle all of that stuff,” Sutton said. “We’ve kind of been going back and forth to find the best way to kind of find the middle ground of the situation. We are at a stalemate in a sense, but I have confidence and faith the right thing will be done.”

Sutton, 28, has 298 receptions for 4,259 yards and 24 touchdown catches in 81 games (69 starts) for Denver. He caught a career-best 10 scoring passes last season to go with 59 catches and 772 yards.


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Russell Wilson feels as if he still has plenty of gas left in the tank.

After two underwhelming seasons with the Denver Broncos, Wilson has found new life with the Steelers, who signed the 35-year-old veteran to a one-year deal in March.

“Man, I feel the fountain of youth,” Wilson said following the Steelers’ first mandatory minicamp practice on Tuesday. “I feel revived in every way, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. I feel confident. I think at some point you have to know who you are as a player, as a man, as a competitor.

“As somebody who’s been fortunate to be able to play this game, I don’t doubt it. I trust it. I felt really good last year playing. I felt really confident in the midst of everything. And so I think right now I have all that confidence times 10.”

Wilson had signed a five-year, $245 million extension with Denver in September 2022, months after being traded by the Seattle Seahawks. He only ended up playing two years of that deal before being released by the Broncos, who still owed him $85 million at the time.

Wilson went 11-19 as the Broncos’ starter, throwing for 6,594 yards, 42 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

Pittsburgh revamped its quarterback room in the offseason, trading for Justin Fields and signing Wilson, six-year veteran Kyle Allen and undrafted rookie free agent John Rhys Plumlee.

However, as it stands right now, the starting job is Wilson’s to lose.

“Russ is in the pole position,” Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith said. “It’s a competition. Obviously, we get to (training camp), I’m sure things will heat up, but both (Wilson and Fields) knew that, however they were acquired, and they got here and I think it’s been pretty transparent.”

Prior to his stint with Denver, Wilson spent his first 10 NFL seasons with the Seahawks, winning one Super Bowl and getting to another. He has thrown for 43,653 yards and 334 TDs against 106 picks in 188 career games.


Packers quarterback Jordan Love anticipates signing a new contract in the weeks before he arrives at the start of training camp next month.

“It’s what I’ve heard,” Love said Tuesday as Green Bay starts mandatory minicamp outside Lambeau Field.

The Packers owe Love $11 million for the 2024 season under terms of the $13.5 million extension he signed with the plan of starting for the first time upon Aaron Rodgers’ exit via trade in April 2023.

Love said he likes to “be in the mix” in negotiations but was otherwise tight-lipped. He wouldn’t confirm speculation the two sides are “close.”

Love had a modest start last season but guided Green Bay to the playoffs with a wild-card spot and completed 64.2 percent of his passes for 4,159 yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

The Packers are looking to reach a long-term deal with Love, a plan the front office has discussed since the season ended.

“We’re in those conversations right now,” Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst told 97.3 The Game last month. “The nice part about this is none of these things are always easy or fast, but both parties want the same thing. We’d like to get this done before training camp for sure.

“Both parties want to get a contract extension done. Stability at that position really allows you to have some security with the way we build our team. We’re looking forward to getting that done, but it never goes fast.”

While other quarterbacks are avoiding camp with contract matters in limbo, Love has still been participating in voluntary organized team activities (OTAs) this offseason.

The Packers selected Love in the first round (26th overall) of the 2020 draft out of Utah State. He appeared in just 10 games (one start) over his first two NFL seasons before taking over starting duties in 2023.


Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper was a no-show for the first day of a mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski confirmed that Cooper’s absence was not excused. He did not confirm if the five-time Pro Bowl selection’s non-attendance was contract related.

Cooper, who turns 30 next week, is due a non-guaranteed base salary of $20 million in 2024, the final season of a five-year, $100 million deal he signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2020.

Stefanski said “there’s been a dialogue” between the team and the agent for Cooper, who also was not seen at any of Cleveland’s earlier OTA practices that were open to the media.

Cooper caught 72 passes for 1,250 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games in 2023 after catching 78 for 1,160 yards and nine scores in 17 games in his first season with Cleveland in 2022.

He has 667 receptions for 9,486 yards and 60 TDs in 140 games (133 starts) with the then-Oakland Raiders (2015-18), Cowboys (2018-21) and Browns. The Raiders drafted him No. 4 overall in 2015.



Field Level Media’s Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours.

LAST TOURNAMENT: the Memorial Tournament (Scottie Scheffler)
THIS WEEK: 124th U.S. Open, Village of Pinehurst, N.C., June 13-16
Course: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Course No. 2 (Par 70, 7,548 Yards)
Purse: TBD
Defending Champion: Wyndham Clark
FedEx Cup Leader: Scottie Scheffler
TV: Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ET (USA), 5-8 p.m. (Peacock); Friday: 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (Peacock), 1-7 p.m. (NBC), 7-8 p.m. (Peacock); Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon (USA), noon- 8 p.m. (NBC); Sunday: 9 a.m.-Noon (USA), Noon-7 p.m. (NBC)
Streaming: Various times with featured holes and groups at USOpen.com.
X: @USOpenGolf
NOTES: The field includes each of the top 30 players in the FedEx Cup standings and the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings. … Three-time U.S. Open champion Tiger Woods will make his fourth start of the season. He withdrew from the Genesis Invitational, finished 60th at the Masters and missed the cut at the PGA Championship. This will be Woods’ first start at the U.S. Open since 2020. … Xander Schauffele leads the PGA Tour with 48 consecutive cuts made, followed by Scheffler with 38. Hideki Matsuyama holds the longest active streak of cuts made in major championships at 16. … Pinehurst No. 2 is playing host to its fourth U.S. Open, with the three previous champions being Payne Stewart (1999), Michael Campbell (2005) and Martin Kaymer (2014). It is also scheduled to host the U.S. Open in 2029, 2035, 2041 and 2047. … Matt Kuchar and Phil Mickelson will each compete in their fourth U.S. Opens at Pinehurst. … Adam Scott will compete in his 93rd career major championship and 92nd consecutive. … Four players ranked in the top-10 are seeking their first major titles: Viktor Hovland (No. 5), Ludvig Aberg (No. 6), Patrick Cantlay (No. 9) and Max Homa (No. 10). … The U.S. Open marks the final qualification week for the Olympic Golf competition in Paris. The top four Americans who would currently qualify are Scheffler, Schauffele, Clark and Collin Morikawa.
BEST BETS: Scheffler (+280 at DraftKings) is the first player to win five times on tour before the U.S. Open since Tom Watson in 1980. His five wins include a major, The Players and three signature events. … Schauffele (+1000) followed up his first major title with a T8 at the Memorial, and has finished in the top 15 in each of his previous seven U.S. Open starts. … Rory McIlroy (+1100) is seeking his first major title since 2014. The 2011 U.S. Open champion finished second last year and has five consecutive top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open. … Morikawa (+1400) has three consecutive top-5 finishes, including a second at the Memorial. … Bryson DeChambeau (+2000) tied for sixth at the Masters a finished solo second at the PGA Championship. … Brooks Koepka (+2000) is a two-time U.S. Open champion.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Travelers Championship, Cromwell, Conn., June 20-23

LAST TOURNAMENT: ShopRite LPGA Classic (Linnea Strom)
THIS WEEK: Meijer LPGA Classic, Belmont, Mich., June 13-16
Course: Blythefield Country Club (Par 72, 6,556 yards)
Purse: $3M ($450,000)
Defending Champion: Leona Maguire
Race to the CME Globe leader: Nelly Korda
TV: Thursday-Saturday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel, Peacock, International); Sunday, 1-2 p.m. (GC/International), 2-4 p.m. (CBS)
X: @MeijerLPGA
NOTES: Maguire defeated Ariya Jutanugarn by two strokes last year. … Blythefield played host to the 1961 Western Open on the PGA Tour won by Arnold Palmer. … The field includes the top three players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings: Korda, No. 2 Lilia Vu and No. 3 Celine Boutier.
NEXT TOURNAMENT: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, June 20-23

PGA Tour Champions
LAST TOURNAMENT: American Family Insurance Championship (Ernie Els)
Charles Schwab Cup leader: Stephen Ames
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Dick’s Open, Endicott, N.Y., June 21-23

LIV Golf League
LAST TOURNAMENT: Houston (Individual: Carlos Ortiz; Team: Cleeks GC)
2024 Leaders: Players, Juaquin Niemann; Team, Crushers GC
NEXT TOURNAMENT: Nashville, June 21-23


Former champion Jon Rahm withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday in Pinehurst, N.C., because of a foot injury.

“After consulting with numerous doctors and my team, I have decided it is best for my long term health, to withdraw from this weeks US Open Championship,” Rahm wrote on his X account. “To say I’m disappointed is a massive understatement! I wish all my peers the best of luck and want to thank all of the USGA staff, volunteers and community of Pinehurst for hosting and putting on what I’m sure will be an amazing championship! Hopefully I’ll be back in action sooner than later!”

Rahm, 29, spoke earlier Tuesday at a press conference at Pinehurst No. 2 about preparing to play through pain following remnants of an infection between two toes.

“Oh, it’s a concern. It’s doing better,” Rahm said. “It’s doing better. But definitely still in pain.”

Rahm, who won the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines as well as the 2023 Masters, was scheduled to begin play Thursday in his ninth U.S. Open.

The Spaniard said earlier Tuesday that he had received a numbing injection last Saturday when he withdrew during the second round of LIV Golf Houston because of the injury. Rahm said he hoped to be competitive this week.

“Anytime I tee it up, I feel like I have a good chance,” said Rahm, revealing that he hadn’t tested the foot on the course this week and would be cautious not to tax the injury before Thursday.

Instead, Jackson Suber, 24, of Tampa, Fla., will replace Rahm in the 156-player field. Suber was the first alternate from the final qualifier in Rockville, Md., after rounds of 70-65 at Woodmont Country Club’s North Course on June 3.

Suber will make his U.S. Open debut. He has two top-10 finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour this season.


PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — This is not the same Pinehurst No. 2 that Tiger Woods saw 19 years ago when he walked away with a runner-up finish in the U.S. Open, his last time on the property.

It’s not the same Tiger Woods, either.

Woods has never gone this long without seeing a major championship course he had played before. He showed up a week ago Tuesday for his first look, and was back on the weekend to get reacquainted with a course that has gone through an extensive restoration first on display in the 2014 U.S. Open. Woods missed that one recovering from the first of four back surgeries.

What hasn’t changed is the nature of the U.S. Open.

“This golf course is going to test every single aspect of your game, especially mentally, and just the mental discipline that it takes to play this particular golf course. It’s going to take a lot,” he said Tuesday after a third straight day of playing nine holes.

This is his first U.S. Open since Winged Foot in 2020.

He has practiced. He has chipped and putted. Woods just doesn’t play very much, courtesy of a 48-year-old body wracked by injuries — five back surgeries, four knee surgeries, and those were before his February 2021 car crash in Los Angeles that shattered his right leg and ankle.

This will be only his 10th tournament since that accident, and it’s the first time since 2020 that he has played three straight majors. And so it’s a matter of needing more repetition, and more competition, but not having a body that allows for that.

What to expect this week?

“I feel like I have the strength to be able to do it,” he said. “It’s just a matter of doing it.”

It’s not as though he has nothing else going on outside golf. Woods has been active in PGA Tour discussions as it tries to put the golf landscape back together with the arrival of LIV Golf.

He was in New York on Friday as the vice chairman of PGA Tour Enterprises, which met with representatives of the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia to discuss a PIF investment and what that will mean for all of golf.

He described it, as Rory McIlroy did last week, as “positive” without detail or any indication on whether it’s close to getting resolved.

“I think we’re closer to that point than we were pre-meeting,” he said, which is like saying he’s closer to the green than before he hit a tee shot. “We discussed a lot of different endings and how we get there. I think that both sides walked away from the meeting, we all felt very positive in that meeting.

“Both sides were looking at different ways to get to the endgame. I think that both sides shared a deep passion for how we need to get there.”

Woods spent Tuesday morning with Max Homa and Min Woo Lee, with 15-year-old son Charlie along for the ride. More than just a spectator, Woods said Charlie knows his game as well as anyone and can serve as an extra set of eyes.

“I trust him with my swing and my game. He’s seen it more than anybody else in the world. He’s seen me hit more golf balls than anyone,” Woods said. “He gave me a couple little side bits today, which was great, because I get so entrenched in hitting certain putts to certain pins, I tend to forget some of the things I’m working on.”

Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore spearheaded the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2, perhaps the most famous of all Donald Ross courses, ahead of the 2014 U.S. Open. Rough was replaced by native sandy areas and hundreds of native plants, the most treacherous being wire brush that dots the landscape. That wasn’t a big change for Woods because it hasn’t affected where to hit it.

The more subtle change for this year is the greens going from bent grass to a strain of Bermuda grass, which could make the turtleback surfaces even tougher in severe heat expected on the weekend.

“Nothing can simulate what we have here this particular week, the amount of little shots and the knobs and runoffs, and either using wedges or long irons or woods around the greens or even putter,” Woods said. “There’s so many different shots that you really can’t simulate unless you get on the property. That’s one of the reasons I came up here last Tuesday, to be able to try and do that. Quite a bit of work. The golf course has firmed up and gotten faster since then.”

For Woods, the first step is making the weekend. He set the record at the Masters by making his 24th consecutive cut, but then missed the cut badly at the PGA Championship.

It’s never been about cuts for Woods. That seems to be the case now because winning for the first time since the fall of 2020 in Japan seems further out of reach. He now has gone 11 consecutive tournaments that he finished without finishing closer than 10 shots of the winner.


PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — The final question Rory McIlroy was asked before he headed onto Pinehurst No. 2 on Tuesday for his first practice round at this week’s U.S. Open was perhaps more befitting of a player in the twilight of his career than one ranked No. 3 in the world.

Are there still goals that McIlroy wants to achieve?

His answer was the exact opposite of what one might expect: “Not particularly,” McIlroy replied.

“I’m really proud of my body of work over the past 15 years and everything that I have achieved,” he continued, by way of an explanation, “whether it be season-long titles or individual tournaments or majors. Obviously, getting my hands on a fifth major has taken quite a while, but I’m more confident than ever that I’m right there, that I’m as close as I’ve ever been.”

Ah, yes. That fifth major.

McIlroy is still a fierce competitor, and if there is a list of goals, that might top it.

The 35-year-old from Northern Ireland has come oh-so close so many times over the years. Yet McIlroy’s continued failure to complete the career grand slam by winning the Masters, coupled with a tie for 12th at the PGA Championship last month, have kept alive a major championship drought that has stretched a full decade.

The closest call may have come in this very tournament one year ago.

McIlroy played his way into the penultimate group on Sunday, starting off one shot back of Wyndham Clark and Rickie Fowler, and proceeded to birdie the opening hole to send a charge through Los Angeles Country Club. But despite 16 pars and a lone bogey over the next 17 holes, the kind of even-keel perseverance that it often takes to win the U.S. Open, McIlroy nevertheless found himself watching in vain as Clark two-putted from 60 feet at the 18th to beat him by a single stroke.

It was McIlroy’s fifth consecutive top-10 finish at the U.S. Open. And his third runner-up in a major since the PGA Championship in 2014, when McIlroy won his second straight major and fourth overall with a one-shot victory over Phil Mickelson.

“I mean, I want to win as many golf tournaments as I can,” said McIlroy, who teamed with Shane Lowry to win the Zurich Classic in April and captured his fourth Wells Fargo title just last month. “I want to try to compete and win as many majors as I can.”

That might well end up being four.

It just as easily could be five by the end of this week.

“I think the only thing about trying to pick a number is that you’re setting yourself up for failure or disappointment,” McIlroy said, rounding back to the subject of his career goals, and using Tiger Woods’ pursuit of Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships as an example. ” Tiger wanted to surpass Jack. It looks like he mightn’t get there, but are we going to call Tiger’s career a failure? Absolutely not. It’s arguably the best. He’s played the best golf anyone’s ever seen.

“There’s always going to be that tinge of ‘what could have been.’ I don’t want to do that,” McIlroy said. “If someone would have told me at 20 years old I’d be sitting here at 35 and this is the career I’ve had, I would not have believed them.”

Indeed, McIlroy has no shortage of confidence as he prepares to play alongside the only two people ranked ahead of him in the world — Masters champion Scottie Scheffler and PGA champion Xander Schauffele — in a star-studded group Thursday and Friday.

He has finished no worse than 15th in his last five starts, and while McIlroy’s prodigious power should provide him with his usual advantage at Pinehurst, his vastly underrated short-game could be the difference. The false fronts and run-offs that make up the greens around the classic Donald Ross layout are certain to provide a test, especially if they get fast and hard.

And if things don’t fall into place this week? If too many tee shots find the wire brush and pitch shots roll back to his feet?

“I still like to think I’ve got a good run ahead of me,” McIlroy said.

“Whatever those numbers are, whatever the totals add up to, I’ll accept that,” he added, “and feel like I’ve done pretty well for a little boy from Northern Ireland that dreamed of playing golf for a living one day.”



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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pair of solo home runs for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp edged out the Indianapolis Indians in the series opener at 121 Financial Ballpark, 2-1, on Tuesday night.

Trailing 1-0 after seven innings, the Indians (26-36) knotted the game up with a leadoff walk, a bunt single by Joshua Palacios and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Liover Peguero. However, Jacksonville (29-35) retaliated in the bottom of the eighth with its second solo home run of the night. The go-ahead blast came from Jumbo Shrimp first baseman Troy Johnston against left-hander Brady Feigl (L, 6-2). The Indians were held silent in the top of the ninth by Jacksonville closer Anthony Maldonado (W, 4-2), who finished the game retiring all five hitters he faced.

The Jumbo Shrimp jumped in front in the second inning with a solo home run by Griffin Conine, who left the yard in his fourth consecutive game. Conine’s homer was the only run allowed by Indy starter Daulton Jefferies, who worked 5.2 innings of four-hit ball without walking a single hitter.

The Indians and Jumbo Shrimp continue their six-game series in Jacksonville on Wednesday with a 7:05 PM first pitch. Right-hander Domingo Germán (0-3, 7.97) gets the ball for the Indians, opposing Jumbo Shrimp starter Yonny Chirinos (5-4, 3.25).



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Indy Eleven vs. Kings Hammer FC
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 – 7 p.m. ET
Grand Park Sports Complex | Westfield, Ind.

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Indy Eleven: 5-0-1, 16 pts (+26), 1st in Valley Division
Kings Hammer FC: 3-1-1, 10 pts (+4), 2nd in Valley Division


Indy Eleven is set to host Kings Hammer FC on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. In their most recent match, the Girls in Blue defeated Racing Louisville FC 3-2. Goals for Indy Eleven came from Maddy Williams and Amelia White with Grace Bahr scoring the game-winning penalty kick. Last time out, Kings Hammer shut out St. Charles FC 5-0.


The Girls in Blue lead Kings Hammer FC in the all-time series record at 3-0-2. The teams have already met once this season on May 20, 2024, ending in a 3-3 draw. Natalie Mitchell, Addie Chester and Norah Jacomen all scored a goal for Indy Eleven while Amelia White registered two assists.


May 20, 2024 | D, 3-3
June 18, 2023 | W, 4-0
May 24, 2023 | W, 1-0
June 14, 2022 | D, 1-1
May 6, 2022 | W, 3-0


  • Captain Ella Rogers leads the team with five goals this campaign.
  • Katie Soderstrom, Ella Rogers and Natalie Mitchell have each earned a team-high 11 points for Indy Eleven.
  • USL W League Team of the Month recipient Amelia White has the second-most points on the team, scoring four goals and adding two assists for a total of 10 points.
  • This campaign, the Girls in Blue have earned three clean sheets.
  • Indy Eleven has scored 32 goals over five games, only allowing six goals against.
  • Beginning on June 18, 2023, the Girls in Blue have a 13-game unbeaten streak.
Player# of Goals
Ella Rogers5
Natalie Mitchell4
Norah Jacomen4
Katie Soderstrom4
Amelia White4

2024 Season Goal Leaders

Player# of Assists
Katie Soderstrom3
Natalie Mitchell3
Amelia White2

2024 Season Assist Leaders

Player# of Minutes Played
Ella Rogers426
Lizzie Sexton408
Emma Pelkowski347
Amelia White337
Hadley Snyder333

2024 Season Minutes Played


WESTFIELD, Ind. (Friday, June 7, 2024) – A 91st-minute penalty kick from Grace Bahr proved to be the match winner as Indy Eleven came from behind twice to beat Racing Louisville FC, 3-2, on Friday night at the Grand Park Events Center. The Girls in Blue improved to 5-0-1 with the win to lead the Valley Division, while the loss puts Louisville at 1-2-1.As the match entered the three minutes of stoppage time, Natalie Mitchell was fouled just inside Louisville’s 18 to earn Indy what would be one of the final chances of the game. Veteran Grace Bahr was called on to take the kick and converted for her first goal of the season and the win for the Girls in Blue.Louisville’s go ahead goals came in the 32nd minute from Ellie Coffield and off an own goal from Indy in the 56th minute.The Girls in Blue got one back in the 47th minute as Maddy Williams picked up her third tally of the season off a long ball played in from Jenna Chatterton. The helper was the first of the season for Chatterton.USL W League Team of the Month selection Amelia White answered the second time in the same way she did in the season opener at Louisville. White found herself inside the six and dispossessed the Louisville keeper to even the score in the 71st minute. White now has four goals this season.

With the win, Indy is currently riding a 13-game unbeaten streak dating back to June 18, 2023.

USL W League Regular Season
Indy Eleven 3:2 Racing Louisville FC
Friday, June 7, 2024 – 7 p.m. ET
Grand Park Sports Complex | Westfield, Ind.

Scoring Summary 
LOU – Ellie Coffield (Anna Grace Gibson) 32’IND – Maddy Williams (Jenna Chatterton) 47’
LOU – Own Goal 55’
IND – Amelia White 71’
IND – Grace Bahr (penalty) 90+1’

Discipline Summary
IND – Hadley Snyder (caution) 25’
IND – Lizzie Sexton (caution) 70’
IND – Bench (caution) 82’

Indy Eleven line-up: 
Nona Reason, Emma Pelkowski (Amelie Darey 71′), Norah Jacomen (Katie Soderstrom 63’),Maddy Williams(Natalie Mitchell 63’), Jenna Chatterton(Brooke Otto 63’), Lizzie Sexton, Hadley Snyder (Grace Bahr 63’), Ella Rogers (captain), Amelia White, Sam Dewey (Olivia Smith 63’), Karsyn Cherry  

Indy subs: Kathleen Phillips



LYNCHBURG, Va. (NCBWA) – After redshirting in 2023, right-handed pitcher Jacob Vogel carved out a massive role at the back of the Indiana bullpen this season. He made his presence known as a reliable reliever with his 6-foot-7 frame and a fastball that ticked into the mid-90s.

For his efforts, he was named a NCBWA (National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association) Freshman All-American on Monday (June 10) evening. He was one of two Big Ten players selected to the team and the only player from the league on the First Team.

The Jennings County, Ind. native was used sparingly at the beginning of the season but provided a massive spark as Big Ten play began. On the season, he had a 1-0 record with a 2.31 earned run average across 23.1 innings pitched. He struck out 27 batters in comparison to just 10 walks with opposing batters hitting just .195 against him.

His best outing of the season was a four-inning, scoreless relief appearance on the road at Purdue. The Hoosiers scored four runs in the top of the ninth to hand him the lead. Instead of turning to the bullpen after nearly 40 pitches from Vogel, he told pitching coach Dustin Glant to let him finish the game. He pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to hand IU a massive series victory on the road.

Vogel ended his season by throwing a scoreless inning with two strikeouts against Southern Miss in the NCAA Tournament. He was also one of three Hoosiers named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. He is the first IU player to earn Freshman All-American honors from the NCBWA since Josh Pyne and Carter Mathison each earned a nod on the Second Team in 2022.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana swimming and diving senior Tomer Frankel will compete in his second Olympics at the 2024 Paris Games as the Israel Swimming Association announced its initial roster of 11 swimmers over the weekend.

Frankel is slated to swim the 100-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 4×100-meter freestyle relay and 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

Frankel previously competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, placing 21st in the 100-meter butterfly and 10th in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay. He also represented Israel at the 2022 and 2023 World Championships.

Frankel is Indiana’s program record holder in both the 100-meter butterfly (50.60 – also a national record) and 100-yard butterfly (43.85), becoming the first Hoosier to break 44 seconds on his way to a second-straight medal at the 2024 NCAA Championships.

Frankel is the fourth Hoosier to punch his ticket to Paris, joining swimming teammates Mariah Denigan (United States, open water), Rafael Miroslaw (Germany) and Kai van Westering (Netherlands).



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men’s golf head coach Rob Bradley has resigned his position at Purdue to take over the head coaching duties at the University of South Carolina, the school announced Tuesday.

Bradley has spent the last 11 years at Purdue, helping the Boilermakers to four NCAA Championship appearances, nine NCAA Regional competitions and a complete rewrite of the Purdue golf record book.

Below is the release from South Carolina Communications and Public Relations.

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Rob Bradley, who led Purdue University’s men’s golf program to nine NCAA Regionals and four NCAA Championship appearances in 11 seasons from 2013-24, has been named head men’s golf coach at the University of South Carolina, Athletics Director Ray Tanner announced today.

Bradley comes to South Carolina on the heels of leading the Boilermakers this past season to a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championship and a second-place finish in the NCAA West Lafayette Regional that punched the program’s ticket to the NCAA Championship for the 30th time in school history. The Boilermakers won two tournaments and finished in the top three in eight of 12 events during the 2023-24 season.

“After visiting with Rob Bradley, it became clear that he has the passion, vision and positive outlook to lead our men’s golf program,” said Tanner.  “His success as someone who can build a program and develop young men is well-documented.  I am excited about the future of our men’s golf program under Rob’s direction.”

Under Bradley’s tutelage, Purdue has posted nine of the 10 best team stroke averages in school history, including this past season’s average of 287.57, which was second best in school history.  The Boilermakers had the second most appearances in the NCAA Championship from the Big Ten the last 11 seasons, trailing only Illinois.

Bradley had 14 different players earn a total of 18 All-Big Ten honors in his time in West Lafayette. He coached a pair of All-Americans, the first at Purdue in men’s golf since 2004. Herman Sekne, a two-time All-American and two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection, became just the second Big Ten Player of the Year in program history this past season.

At Purdue, Bradley has had numerous golfers enter the professional ranks.  This season is Adam Schenk’s fourth competing in the FedEx Cup.  He finished tied for fifth in the Valero Texas Open and tied for 12th in his debut at The Masters this season.  Last season, Schenk finished 24th in the FedEx Cup and made the second stage of the playoffs for the first time in his career. He has played in 202 PGA TOUR events with 121 cuts made, 17 top-10s, seven top-fives and a pair of runner-up finishes. Schenk is currently ranked No. 51 in the latest Official World Golf Rankings.

In addition, Joe Weiler plays on the Korn Ferry Tour, while Stuart Macdonald, Brian Carlson, Luis Fernando Barco, Cole Bradley and Andrew Farraye are all currently playing on PGA TOUR Americas.

Bradley also has a strong history of developing coaches. Three former assistant coaches under him at Purdue are current head coaches with success at their new stops. Jake Amos was recently named the new head men’s golf coach at LSU after helping East Tennessee State to four straight NCAA Championship appearances, while Mitch Kruwulycz reached the 2022 NCAA Championship with the College of Charleston. Austin Eoff recently took over Central Arkansas in 2023 and lead the Bears to a runner-up finish at this year’s ASUN Championship.

“It is very exciting to be the next men’s golf coach at South Carolina,” said Bradley. “I want to thank Ray Tanner for believing in me and giving me this tremendous opportunity. The SEC is a golf powerhouse and I’m looking forward to competing against the best teams in college golf. South Carolina is synonymous in the game of golf, and it’s important for me to build strong relationships across the state. Player development and course management are important teaching elements for me and our goal will be to compete at the highest-level year in and year out here.”

Bradley, a former player of Devon Brouse’s at North Carolina, was named Purdue head men’s golf coach on July 10, 2013. He spent the 2012-13 season as an assistant coach at Alabama under Jay Seawell, where he helped guide the Crimson Tide to an SEC Championship and National Championship. Seawell is a 1988 South Carolina graduate and was a letterman on the golf team.

Prior to Alabama, Bradley enjoyed a successful three-year tenure as an assistant at the University of North Florida (2009-12), during which the Ospreys qualified for NCAA Regionals three times and advanced to the NCAA Championship twice, finishing 14th in 2011 and tied for 12th in 2012.

During his time at UNF under longtime head coach Scott Schroeder, Bradley helped tutor two players who combined for three All-America honors. Sean Dale was a two-time All-American, earning second team honors in 2010 and third team accolades in 2012. Kevin Aylwin garnered honorable mention recognition in 2012.

Bradley was a four-year starter for Brouse at North Carolina before embarking on a professional career. During his time in Chapel Hill, he helped lead the Tar Heels to nine tournament victories, two ACC Championships, four NCAA appearances and a third-place finish at the 1993 NCAA Championships.

The 2012 graduate of Excelsior College spent seven years as a full member of the Nationwide Tour (1997, 2000-04 and 2008) and was a two-time participant in the U.S. Open (1997 and 2003). He was a six-time finalist at the PGA’s Q-School and won the 1999 Kentucky Open Championship. Bradley also claimed the 1995 New Jersey State Amateur Championship.

Bradley and his wife, Chastity, have a son, Cole, and a daughter, Wesley. His son Cole played for him at Purdue and was an All-American for the Boilermakers.



COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — For the second time in their careers, two Notre Dame women’s basketball icons are headed to the Olympics for Team USA.

On Tuesday, June 11, former Irish guards Jewell Loyd and Jackie Young were named to the 5×5 squad that will head to Paris in just over a month for the 2024 Olympic Games. Both women earned gold medals at the 2020 (2021) Olympic Games in Tokyo, Loyd in the 5×5 and Young in the 3×3.

Loyd is in her ninth season with the Seattle Storm and has twice won the WNBA Championship (2018 and 2020). The No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft is currently the leading scorer for the Seattle Storm (20.3 points per game) and just passed the 5000-point mark last week. With 939 total points last season, Loyd broke the single-season WNBA scoring record as well.

Also a No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft (2019), Young continues to be one of the most well-rounded players in the league and has won back-to-back WNBA titles. The Las Vegas Aces guard is averaging 18.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game this season. The latter mark currently ranks third in the WNBA. Last week, Young became the first WNBA player since 2014 to average 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists per contest through the first seven games of the season.

Once in Paris, the group stage of play for the women will begin July 28 and run through August 4. The quarterfinals, semifinals and gold medal match will be August 7, 9 and 11, respectively. Team USA has won the last eight gold medals.



Junior left-handed pitcher Merritt Beeker has been named First Team All-Region by the ABCA, while senior shortstop Michael Hallquist landed on the organization’s Second Team, the American Baseball Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

The duo were Mid-American Conference specialty award winners with Beeker being voted the MAC Pitcher of the Year and Hallquist the MAC Defensive Player of the Year. The All-Region teams were voted on by members of the ABCA, and the complete list of teams can be found at the link above.

Beeker posted the third-most strikeouts in a season (128) in program history along with a 9-3 record and 4.11 ERA on his way to First Team All-MAC and Pitcher of the Year honors in his first season with the Cardinals after transferring from East Carolina. The lefty led the league and ranks in the Top 10 in NCAA Division I with the season strikeouts (seventh) and strikeouts per nine innings (14.22, sixth).

Beeker is the fourth Ball State pitcher to be named First Team All-Region by the ABCA joining Tyler Schweitzer in 2022, John Baker in 2021 and Drey Jameson in 2019.

Hallquist tied for the second-most home runs in a season in program history with 21 while playing sterling defense at shortstop to be named First Team All-MAC and Defensive Player of the Year and, more recently, a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award given to the nation’s top shortstop. The Fargo, N.D., native led the team in batting average (.331), doubles (18), homers, RBI (56), runs scored (58), OPS (1.070), slugging (.674) and total bases (163).

The winner of the Brooks Wallace Award is scheduled to be announced next Wednesday, June 19.



MUNCIE, Ind. –  With four of five starting offensive linemen returning to the 2024 Ball State football squad, three were named to Preseason All-MAC squads unveiled this week by Athlon Sports. Returning center Ethan Crowe, an All-MAC performer last season, was named a preseason first-teamer by Athlon, alongside second-teamer Jon Mucciolo. Also named to the second team was inside linebacker Keionte Newson who led Ball State in tackles last season and leads the most experienced unit on the Cardinal defense.

The third offensive lineman named by Athlon was redshirt sophomore Taran Tyo, a preseason third-teamer who started all 12 games last season alongside Crowe, Mucciolo and returning tackle Damon Kaylor. Kaylor, expected to garner preseason honors of his own, returns with Crowe after each of them earned their degrees from Ball State last year.

Another third-team selection was tight end Tanner Koziol, a 2022 Freshman All-American whose 34 catches for 295 yards last season trailed only Qian Magwood among Cardinals leaders.

Magwood and fellow returner Ty Robinson, both selected as fourth-team All-MAC on Athlon’s preseason list, lead a deep receiving unit that could be one of Ball State’s offensive surprises this season. Robinson played only two games last year after a hand injury suffered at Georgia, but was anticipated as an all-conference type of receiver when he transferred from Colorado. With Robinson healthy again, plus the return of starters Magwood and Malcolm Gillie, the Cardinals are excited to add another transfer, Justin Bowick, whose size and speed could produce all-league numbers and give Ball State one of the MAC’s top receiving groups.

Rounding out the collection of Preseason All-MAC honorees by Athlon are safety Jordan Coleman and rush linebacker Brandon Berger who earned fourth-team mention.

The Cardinals open the 2024 campaign against Missouri State on September 7.

Ball State Honorees among Athlon Sports 2024 Preseason All-MAC Teams

C Ethan Crowe (first team)

OL Jon Mucciolo (second team)

LB Keionte Newson (second team)

TE Tanner Koziol (third team)

OL Taran Tyo (third team)

WR Ty Robinson (fourth team)

WR Qian Magwood (fourth team)

DL/LB Brandon Berger (fourth team)

S Jordan Coleman (fourth team)



INDIANAPOLIS – In-state transfer Jada Patton will join the IU Indy women’s basketball team for the 2024-25 season as announced by head coach Kate Bruce. Patton spent the past two seasons with UIndy.

“Jada is an extremely hard worker with a very high basketball IQ,” said Coach Bruce. “We believe her best basketball is ahead of her. Her size and athleticism allow her to be a very versatile player on both ends of the floor. She is the perfect fit for our style of play and culture and we are thrilled to add her to our team.”

Patton spent her freshman and sophomore seasons with UIndy where she totaled 14 double-digit point games in her sophomore year, including four double-doubles. She also averaged 10.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 16.4 minutes per game.

The 5-11 forward from Granger, Indiana graduated from Penn High School where she helped guide the Kingsmen to a dominating 92-15 overall record through her four seasons She also earned a handful of prestigious awards as a senior, such as being named to the IBCA Senior Large School All-State team and the Elkhart Truth’s All-Area First Team.  She also earned a spot on the Top 60 Senior list in Hoosier Magazine during her final season.

Patton will join the Jaguars for the 2024-25 season.



TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State student-athletes Ryan York and Rachel Mehringer will compete against the nation’s best young talent Wednesday and Thursday, as the Sycamore duo takes part in the 2024 USATF U20 Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

York will compete in the 3000m steeplechase Wednesday at 8:26 p.m. ET (5:26 p.m. PT), while Mehringer will take part in the 100m hurdles, with prelims slated for Thursday at 7:50 p.m. ET (4:50 p.m. PT) and finals set for 9:21 p.m. ET (6:21 p.m. PT).

Championship Qualifiers

The USATF U20 Championships serves as a selection event for the 2024 World Athletics U20 Championships, which take place August 26-31 in Lima, Peru.

York and Mehringer can qualify for the world championships by placing first or second in their respective events in Eugene, which would auto-qualify them for spots on Team USA. If either place third in their events, they will serve as an alternate for the World Athletics U20 Championships.

How They Got Here

Ryan York qualified for the USATF U20 Championships in the steeplechase with his time of 9:16.11 at the Tennessee Invitational in April. He bettered that time at the MVC Outdoor Championships in May, crossing the line in 9:15.80. York was one of three Sycamores to clock a steeplechase time under 9:20 this season, and was part of a freshman class that propelled Indiana State into the top five at the MVC Cross Country Championships while sweeping the MVC Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

Rachel Mehringer qualified for the USATF U20 Championships in the 100m hurdles with a wind-legal time of 13.63 at the Tennessee Invitational in April. She has since bettered that with wind-legal times of 13.62, 13.38, 13.48, 13.47, 13.47, 13.27 and 13.26. Mehringer already owns the five fastest wind-legal 100m hurdles times in program history and won MVC individual titles in both the 60m hurdles (indoor) and 100m hurdles (outdoor). Her time of 13.26 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA East First Round was the fastest time of any freshman to reach the NCAA regional round. She also owns wind-aided times of 13.05 and 13.34.



ABCA.org – Mike Sears was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings All-Midwest Region First Team highlighting five Indiana State baseball players named to the squad as the organization announced the All-Region teams on Tuesday.

Sears was named the First Team honoree at third base, while Luis Hernandez (1B), Randal Diaz (SS), Brennyn Cutts (SP), and Zach Davidson (RP) also received honors as voted on by members of the ABCA.

Sears earns All-Region recognition for the first time in his collegiate career after setting the Indiana State single season and career home run marks over the 2024 season. The Cincinnati, Ohio native hit .274 from the plate with a Missouri Valley-best 24 home runs and 77 runs batted in, while leading ISU with 20 doubles and a .726 slugging percentage. Sears posted a 1.121 OPS on the year with 55 runs scored on the season.

The redshirt senior third baseman finished the 2024 season with 13 multi-hit games and 19 multi-RBI contests including three games of six or more RBIs on the year. He added five multi-homer games coming against Florida A&M, UIC, Belmont, and Valparaiso (twice). He finished the season strong down the stretch hitting .348 over the final month of the season posting 19 extra-base hits (10 doubles, nine home runs) and added 33 RBIs with a .909 slugging percentage in wrapping up his Sycamore career.

Hernandez earns All-Region honors for the first time as the Gurabo, Puerto Rico native finished the season top-five in the Missouri Valley in batting average (.359), slugging percentage (.694), OPS (1.115), hits (89), RBI (76), and home runs (23). The junior first baseman scored a team-high 60 runs on the year and added 14 doubles in a standout performance after making the shift from designated hitter to first base on the season.

Hernandez led Indiana State with 24 multi-RBI contests and 27 multi-hit games over the course of the 2024 season. He posted a 24-game hitting streak that spanned most of February, March, and early April, while adding a 26-game on-base streak through the season. Hernandez connected on multi-homer games against Xavier, Belmont, and Valparaiso, while adding five-RBI contests against both Xavier and Bradley on the season.

Diaz earns All-Region recognition for the first time as the Toa Alta, Puerto Rico native wrapped up the 2024 season as one of the hottest hitters in the country down the stretch. The junior shortstop hit .425 over the final month of the season with 34 hits, eight home runs, and 19 RBIs, while adding a .775 slugging percentage and .478 on-base percentage. He finished the season on a career-best 32-game hitting streak and a 38-game on-base streak running from mid-March into the Lexington Regional of the NCAA Tournament.

Diaz finished the season among the Missouri Valley leaders in a multitude of statistical categories including batting average (.360), slugging percentage (.632), on-base percentage (.432), OPS (1.069), hits (91), and home runs (18) from his spot atop the Indiana State batting order. He paced ISU with 30 multi-hit games and added 12 multi-hit contests over the season.

Cutts continues the trend of Indiana State starting pitchers earning All-Region accolades as the junior right-hander picked up his first recognition on the team. The Greenup, Ill. native was among the Valley leaders in multiple statistical categories on his way to being named the 2024 MVC Pitcher of the Year. Cutts led the conference in ERA (3.69) and opposing batting average (.220), while finishing among the conference leaders in innings (83.0), strikeouts (75), strikeouts looking (25), and wins (7).

Cutts put on a clinic at the Lexington Regional in his final outing of the 2024 season in recording posted first 9.0-inning complete game of his collegiate career in an elimination game against Illinois. Cutts allowed eight hits and two runs while striking out five in a dominant performance and took advantage of three double plays to keep Illinois off the bases in the win. It marked his second complete game of the season after posting a 7.0-inning win over Bradley where he allowed two hits and one run while striking out six in the 11-1 win.

Davidson earned All-Region accolades for the first time as the Hartsburg, Mo. native was dominant for the Sycamores out of the bullpen down the stretch run in the 2024 season. Over his final five appearances (four relief, one start), Davidson posted a 4-1 record and 1.04 ERA over a team-high 26.0 innings, while adding a 43:6 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a .183 opponent batting average. The senior left-hander highlighted the month with a 10-strikeout game over 4.1 innings against Evansville, while adding 14 strikeouts over a 7.1-inning relief outing in the MVC Tournament against Murray State.

Davidson was elite out of the bullpen for Indiana State on the season with a 5-2 record and 2.56 ERA over 23 appearances on the year. He went 56.1 innings with three saves, while finishing second on the team and fourth in the Missouri Valley with 83 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .172 against the Sycamore reliever on the year. He recorded 14 multi-inning appearances on the season and 18 appearances with multiple strikeouts on the year.

Indiana State’s five players on the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region team are the most in program history since the Sycamores placed three on the squad back in 1993 (Casey Whitten – P, Demetrius Dowler – OF, Stoney Burke – C). The Sycamores have been represented on the team in each of the last four seasons.

The ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Div. I All-America teams will be announced the morning of Friday, June 14 prior to the start of the 2024 NCAA Div. I College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. First Team All-Region selections are eligible for All-America honors.

The ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove winners in all divisions will be announced on Wednesday, June 19. ABCA/Rawlings National Pitchers and Position Players of the Year will be announced on Monday, June 24.

The ABCA All-America team was first recognized in 1949 and now includes nine divisions: NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA, NJCAA Divisions I, II and III, Pacific Association Division, and high school. ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove teams were first recognized in 2007.



FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball’s signing class is now complete. Head coach Steve Florio announced three signees, Meg Berkland, Miona Dimitric, Jaelyn Hall, to play for the Mastodons in 2024.

Berkland is a 5-foot-3 defensive specialist/libero out of Williamsburg, Iowa. She recorded nearly 1,800 digs in her four years at Clear Creek Amana High School. She had a career-high of 38 digs in the Iowa state tournament. She led Clear Creek Amana to the state championship for the first time in 2022. A year later, Berkland led the Clippers back to state with a 46-1 record. In addition to her time with the Clippers, she also played for the Iowa Rockets from 2014-23, highlighted by a third-place finish at USA Nationals in 2016 and a runner-up spot in 2021.

“Meg is a confident and active defensive player,” Florio said. “She’ll round out our already stellar defensive core with excellent serve receive and a high volleyball IQ. She’s also a vocal and assertive player who will fit right in to our system. Besides her skills on the court, she is a good person that will help perpetuate our team focused culture. Since we are a team full of good people, I expect Meg will fit in extremely well right away.”

Dimitric, a 6-foot outside hitter, comes to Purdue Fort Wayne from Serbia, where she played in the Gzok Srem (2018-19), Szbra (2019-23) and Zok Spartak (2022-23). She led her teams to third place or better in the Serbian First and Hungarian First and Extra Leagues four times. Dimitric attended school at Mitrovacka Gimnazija in Serbia and Szent Benedek Balatonfuredi kozepiskola es kollegium in Hungary.

“Miona is coming to us from the SuperLiga in Serbia, the highest professional level,” Florio said. “The experience she’s gained from competing at that level will help her have a smooth transition into NCAA Division I volleyball and be in a position to contribute early for us. She is a well-rounded, six-rotation outside hitter who is particularly strong in the ball control aspects of that position. We are very excited to add Miona to our talented group.”

Hall is a 6-foot-1 opposite that played for Bedford High School in Beford, Michigan. Hall was named an All-State Honorable Mention in 2023 after earning All-Region and First Team All-SEC Red Team honors. The year prior, she was an All-Conference and All-Region selection and was an Academic All-State honoree.

“Jaelyn has enormous upside and potential,” Florio said. “She’s 6-foot-2, very athletic, jumps really well, and is a lefty with blocking as a huge strength of hers; a perfect combination for a right-side hitter. I’m looking forward to seeing her develop once she gets in our gym. Further, she aligns well with our team culture and will contribute positively in our team environment. We are happy to welcome Jaelyn to Mastodon volleyball.”

Berkland, Dimitric and Hall will join the Mastodons this fall for the season opener in August, accompanying fellow newcomers Mya Plemons and Riley Rosneck.



EVANSVILLE, Ind. –  For the first time since 1996, the University of Evansville baseball team had three players earn All-Region honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association on Tuesday, as graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger (St. Louis, Mo./Priory), senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse (Linton, Ind./Linton-Stockton) and freshman pitcher Kenton Deverman (Dardenne Prairie, Mo./Fort Zumwalt West) all earned ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors.

Shallenberger and Fougerousse both earned first-team All-Region honors, while Deverman earned second-team honors.  For UE, it is the first time since 1996 when former UE greats Jamey Carroll, Ryan Brownlee, and Andy Noblitt all earned All-Region honors in which Evansville has had three players capture All-Region honors.

Shallenberger earned first-team All-Region honors in the outfield after a season in which he currently ranks in the NCAA’s Top 100 in 11 different offensive categories.  He ranks 13th nationally in on-base percentage at .514, while also ranking among the nation’s best with a .374 average, a .687 slugging percentage, 21 doubles, 17 home runs, 64 RBI and 72 runs scored.  He also set UE single-season records for both runs scored and hit-by-pitches (28), while posting an impressive 1.201 OPS offensively.

Fougerousse was named first-team All-Region at designated hitter after setting UE single-season records for both hits (94) and home runs (22) this season.  Overall, Fougerousse hit .348 this year with 21 doubles, 22 home runs, and a triple among a school-record 94 hits, while boasting a .678 slugging percentage and 1.106 OPS.  He also finished the year leading the Purple Aces with 71 RBI.

Deverman earned second-team All-Region honors and is the first UE freshman ever to earn ABCA/Rawlings All-Region honors after being named the MVC Freshman of the Year this season.  Deverman captured Freshman All-America honors on Monday, and he currently leads all NCAA freshmen in both victories (nine) and innings pitched (111.0).  Overall, Deverman went 9-2 with a 4.22 ERA in 18 appearances, including 16 starts, striking out 83 men against just 23 walks in 111.0 innings of work.

Evansville went 39-26 this season, advancing on to the 2024 NCAA Tournament by winning the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title.  The Purple Aces won the Greenville (N.C.) Regional Tournament and forced #1 national seed Tennessee to the “if necessary” game three of the Knoxville Super Regional in UE’s first-ever NCAA Super Regional Tournament appearance.



EVANSVILLE, Ind. – With summer workouts underway, University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball Head Coach Rick Stein announced the hiring of Hailey Diestelkamp as an assistant coach ahead of the 2024-25 season.

“We are so excited to have Hailey join our staff and USI family!” Stein said. “Hailey had an outstanding playing career and has carried that success into her coaching.”

Before coming to USI, Diestelkamp was the Director of Basketball Operations for Missouri State University Women’s Basketball for two seasons under the direction of head coach Beth Cunningham.

Prior to Missouri State, Diestelkamp served as a graduate assistant for Saint Louis University. While at SLU, Diestelkamp assisted with game-day preparation, player development, setting up community service activities, and coordinating postgame and travel meals.

“Hailey has worked for some great coaches in winning programs and will bring with her a passion and love for the game,” Stein added. “Her experiences as a graduate assistant and director of basketball operations will be very beneficial to our program as she makes the move to USI and the Ohio Valley Conference.”

Before entering the coaching realm, Diestelkamp had a decorated playing career at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. In her career at Drury, the Lady Panthers owned a 128-8 record, and her jersey is now retired after she ended her career as the team’s all-time leading scorer (2,321) and rebounder (1,101).

Diestelkamp was a two-time NCAA Division II Player of the Year, a two-time First Team All-American, a two-time GLVC Player of the Year, and GLVC Freshman of the Year in 2016-17.

The Owensville, Missouri, native averaged 21.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 2.8 steals, while shooting .522 from the field for an undefeated (32-0) Great Lakes Valley Conference champion team as a senior in 2019-20. Drury finished its season as the no. 1 team in NCAA II.

Diestelkamp graduated from Drury with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminology in 2020 and graduated from SLU with a master’s in Student Personnel Administration in May 2022.



The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics is saddened by the loss of Janet Drew, who passed away on Saturday, June 8 in Phoenix at the age of 80.

Janet was the wife of legendary Valpo men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew and the mother of former Valpo player and head coach Bryce Drew, former Valpo head coach Scott Drew and Dana Drew Shaw. She was the grandmother of current Valpo men’s basketball player Isaiah Shaw. Homer served as the head coach at Valpo from 1988-2002 and 2003-2011 and was inducted to the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011. Bryce’s memorable playing career spanned from 1994-1998 and led to his 2003 induction into the Valpo Athletics Hall of Fame.

Janet Demark Drew was born to Thomas and Leona Demark on December 4, 1943, in Mishawaka, Indiana and passed away on June 8, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona. She married Homer Drew on June 10th, 1967, in Webster Groves, Missouri. To this union was born three children (Scott, Dana, and Bryce).

Janet grew up in Mishawaka before moving to Liberty, Missouri where she was valedictorian of Liberty High School. She then graduated from the University of Missouri Summa Cum Laude in 1966. She began her teaching career in Webster Groves where she met her husband, Homer. That was the beginning of the “Drew Crew.”

Janet and Homer lived in St. Louis, Missouri as he began his coaching career with stops in Lee’s Summit (MO), Pullman (WA), Baton Rouge (LA), Mishawaka (IN), and Valparaiso (IN). Janet was the rock and heartbeat of the family, and she could be seen cheering from the stands as she supported her husband, children, and grandchildren. What was not seen was the endless encouragement, support, and prayers for not just her family, but all those who were blessed to meet her. Her beautiful smile and approachable countenance reflected her strong faith in Jesus, her Lord and Savior.

Although her greatest joy was being with her family, Janet taught elementary school and mentored student-teachers both which came natural for her. She was a resource for so many coaches’ wives as they navigated being wives and moms in a demanding profession. She was also an advocate for cancer patients having herself been a bladder and breast cancer survivor while supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as she became a type 1 diabetic in her 60s. Janet was an amazingly strong woman and competitor, whether on the backyard basketball court, or in life, and she taught her kids and grandkids to find their strength in the Lord whom she walked faithfully with every day.

Janet is survived by her husband, Homer Drew, her three children, Scott and his wife, Kelly Drew of Waco, Texas, Dana and her husband, Casey Shaw of Phoenix, Arizona, and Bryce and his wife, Tara Drew of Phoenix Arizona, eight grandchildren, Anna, Isaiah, Caleb, and Luke Shaw; Mackenzie, Peyton, and Brody Drew; and Bryson Drew.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Valparaiso University in the Athletics Recreation Center on Saturday, June 15 from 2–5 p.m. with brief remarks at 4 p.m. (casual attire). As per her request, a private family burial will be held on Sunday. Memorials may be made to JDRF.



CLEVELAND– The University of Indianapolis capped an historic 2023-24 sports calendar with its best-ever finish in the Division II LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup standings, placing second among nearly 300 NCAA Division II institutions. Perennially one of the top athletic programs in DII, UIndy has now placed in the top 10 in the Directors’ Cup in 10 of the last 11 years*, including six top-five finishes in that span. Additionally, UIndy is one of only three DII institutions that can claim 16 consecutive top-20 showings*.

The LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution’s finish at the NCAA Championships in up to 15 sports, four of which must be men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and volleyball. Complete standings and the scoring structure can be found on NACDA’s website at DirectorsCup.org.

UIndy officially finished the year with school-record 901.25 total points, a single point ahead of third-place West Texas A&M and just 81.75 behind winner Grand Valley State. The Hounds’ final tally was boosted by an amazing spring season that yielded a DII-leading 492.50 points. UIndy racked up seven top-10 showings this spring, including a maximum 100 points from the women’s golf national championship. Both softball (3rd-place points) and baseball (7th) made World Series appearances, while men’s and women’s tennis each advanced to Nationals.

Other major contributions came from women’s track & field, which saw Zoe Pentecost earn an individual national title at both Indoor and Outdoor Nationals. Both swimming & diving teams secured podium finishes at the NCAA DII Championships, with the men’s team taking third place and the women fourth. Wrestling placed ninth at its national meet, with a big assist coming from national-champ Derek Blubaugh. Meanwhile, men’s basketball, football, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse and men’s soccer all earned NCAA postseason berths.



CLEVELAND, Ohio – For the second consecutive year and the fifth time in school history, the Marian Knights have earned a top-five finish in the annual NAIA Learfield Director’s Cup, finishing fourth in the 2023-24 year. The final standings were released this afternoon at the annual NACDA Convention.

Marian finished fourth overall this year with 755.50 total points. The Knights scored in three of the four sports that must be counted in the final standings – women’s basketball, men’s basketball, and women’s volleyball – with two sports omitted, football and men’s wrestling. Marian finished runner-up in men’s outdoor track and field, while also tallying a third-place finish in men’s indoor track and field. Marian gained five positions over the spring season, after ending the winter season in ninth.

The spring finish for Marian was one of the best in school history, as the Knights scored points in five of 10 sports. In addition to the men’s track and field team’s national runner-up performance at the 2024 Outdoor National Championships, the women’s track and field team finished ninth, while the women’s golf team finished fifth and men’s golf finished eighth at their respective national championships. The Knights’ softball program finished in the NAIA Opening Round Championship Game, and scored an 11th place finish nationally in the scoring. Marian scored 355.50 points this spring, the fifth-most in the NAIA.

The University of the Cumberlands won the 2023-24 Learfield Director’s Cup, totaling 985.50 points. Cumberlands is the 10th different NAIA school to win the Learfield Director’s Cup. Indiana Wesleyan finished second overall, as they posted 873.38 points on the year, and Keiser finished third overall with 815.20 points. Each of the top-three teams won one or more NAIA National Championships this season, while Marian is the highest non-championship winning institution in the final standings.

This is the fifth time Marian has finished in the top-10, with the previous years coming in 2015-16, 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23. Only two Crossroads League schools finished in the top-25 in 2022-23, with the Wildcats and Knights representing the league. Grace and Taylor finished outside of the top-25 in 31 and 38, completing the top-four schools in the league for overall standings.

Overall, 13 sports are counted in the final NAIA standings, four of which must be men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. The next highest (9 max.) sports scored for each institution, regardless of gender, are used in the standings.


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June 12, 18 – Worcester Ruby Legs pitcher Lee Richmond threw the first perfect game in MLB history in 1-0 win over Cleveland Blues at the Agricultural County Fair Grounds, Worcester

June 12, 1922 – St Louis Browns pitcher Hub Pruett struck out future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth, who wore Number 3 a total of 3 consecutive times as St. Louis beats New York Yankees, 7 – 1 at Sportsman’s Park, St. Louis

June 12, 1928 – Number 4 of the New York Yankees future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Lou Gehrig collected 14 total bases with 2 triples and 2 home runs in a 15-7 win over Chicago White Sox


That was in reference to the June 12, 2004 – Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen – NFL Europe World Bowl XII which was won by the Berlin Thunder over the Frankfurt Galaxy. Former Penn State running back Eric McCoo had a big impact in the game as he prepared to head to the Philadelphia Eagles training camp later that summer. McCoo rushed for 167 yards on 28 carries and scored a  69 yard touchdown in the Berlin 30-24 victory to take the title. His brilliant performance earned him the Most Valuable Player honors for the game. The humble McCoo gave credit for his success to the big men up front that blocked so well for him.

June 12, 2008 – Future Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle Jonathan Ogden retired from the Baltimore Ravens. Oogden was an 11 time Pro Bowl selection, made first team All-Pro 4 times and was All-Decade selection of the 2000’s. He played for 12 seasons on the Ravens and was enshrined in his first year eligible in 2013.

June 12, 2009 – In the US all television broadcasts change from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmissions. From then on TV football never looked so good!

Hall of Fame Birthdays for June 12

June 12, 1901 – Dunsmuir, California – Harold Muller the two-way end of the University of California from 1920 through the 1922 season arrived into this life. The description of Harold in his bio on the FootballFoundation.org sounds like he was made in a football laboratory or chiseled from stone. He seemed to be built perfectly for football as the NFF says, “ Those huge, sledge-like hands could throw a football 60 yards on a line. The feet darted with deceptive swiftness. The legs were of Olympic high-jump spring. Harold “Brick” Muller was the mold of a marvelous athlete.” Muller’s soft hands could snatch a pass out of the air with ease and he did have legs of an Olympian because he competed, then captured an Olympic Silver Medal in the 1920 high jump. On the collegiate gridiron, Brick never suffered a loss as part of Cal’s “Wonder Teams” of coach Andy Smith. Harold Brick Muller’s collegiate football records are celebrated in the College Football Hall of Fame after his induction in 1951. 

June 12,  1947 – Sandstone, Minnesota – Steve Kiner was an All-American linebacker from the University of Tennessee  from 1967 to 1969 was born. The National Football Foundation has a nice write up bio on Kiner where they state that he made consensus All-America in 1968 and unanimous All-America in 1969 as linebacker. The 1968 team led by linebacker Kiner, set a school record by holding opponents to a very low average of just 93 yards per game running the ball. Kiner was named to Tennessee’s all-100 year team. Steve Kiner was selected to enter the College Football hall of Fame in 1999. Mr. Kiner went pro and played in the NFL for a total of nine seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and the Houston Oilers.

On this day in American Football History…Notable VIP Birthdays:

June 12, 1979 – Sioux Falls, South Dakota – Dallas Clark the great tight end from the University of Iowa who played professionally with the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Baltimore Ravens was born.

June 12, 1980- Larry Foote NFL Inside Line Backer with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals. Foote earned two Superbowl RIngs while playing for the Steelers. He played his college ball at the University of Michigan.

June 12, 1984- Donny Avery NFL Wide Out that played for the Rams, Titans, Colts and Chiefs and even was a First Team All Pro and made a Pro Bowl appearance.  He played in the NCAA with the University of Houston.


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 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 title 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).


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NBC Sports Chicago
Root Sports
Texas at LA Dodgers10:10pmMLBN
Bally Sports Southwest
NBA Finals Game 3: Boston at Dallas8:30pmABC
Friendly: USA vs Brazil7:00pmTNT
Argentina Primera División: Argentinos Juniors vs Central Córdoba SdE6:00pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Godoy Cruz vs Rosario Central6:00pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Gimnasia La Plata vs Barracas Central8:15pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Independiente vs Banfield8:15pmParamount+
Connecticut vs Chicago8:00pmThe U
Stuttgart-ATP & Nottingham-WTA5:00amTENNIS
Stuttgart-ATP & Nottingham-WTA1:00pmTENNIS