“THE SCOREBOARD”

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

5:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM CT | CENTERVILLE (21-5) VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (21-7)

(INDIANA SRN)

CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

8 PM ET / 7 PM CT | BREBEUF JESUIT (26-4) VS. ANDREAN (30-4)

(INDIANA SRN)

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

4:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM CT | TECUMSEH (19-12) VS. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (26-6)

(INDIANA SRN)

CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

8 PM ET / 7 PM CT | INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (18-10-2) VS. PENN (18-5)

(INDIANA SRN)

INDIANA BOYS GOLF: STATE FINALS

TUESDAY’S TEE TIMES/PAIRINGS: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/boys%20sports/boys%20golf/2021-22/2021-22%20Boys%20State%20Tee%20Times.pdf

NBA FINALS

• Game 1: Celtics 120, Warriors 108

• Game 2: Warriors 107, Celtics 88

• Game 3: Celtics 116, Warriors 100

• Game 4: Warriors 107, Boston 97

• Game 5: Warriors 104, Boston 94

BOX SCORE: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/boxscore.asp?gamecode=2022061309&home=9&vis=2&final=true

• Game 6: Thursday, June 16: Golden State vs. Boston, 9 ET, ABC

• Game 7: Sunday, June 19: Boston vs. Golden State, 8 ET, ABC (If necessary)

* Golden State leads series, 3-2

NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS

COLORADO AVALANCHE v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
GAME 1 – JUNE 15: LIGHTNING AT AVALANCHE, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
GAME 2 – JUNE 18: LIGHTNING AT AVALANCHE, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
GAME 3 – JUNE 20: AVALANCHE AT LIGHTNING, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
GAME 4 – JUNE 22: AVALANCHE AT LIGHTNING, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
*GAME 5 – JUNE 24: LIGHTNING AT AVALANCHE, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
*GAME 6 – JUNE 26: AVALANCHE AT LIGHTNING, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
*GAME 7 – JUNE 28: LIGHTNING AT AVALANCHE, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

SAN FRANCISCO 6 KANSAS CITY 2

TORONTO 11 BALTIMORE 1

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 9 DETROIT 5

TEXAS 5 HOUSTON 3

MINNESOTA 3 SEATTLE 2

ATLANTA 9 WASHINGTON 5

PHILADELPHIA 3 MIAMI 2

ST. LOUIS 7 PITTSBURGH 5

SAN DIEGO 4 CHICAGO CUBS 1

CINCINNATI 5 ARIZONA 4

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

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

WIGGINS DELIVERS ON BOTH ENDS, WARRIORS LEAD NBA FINALS 3-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Exhibiting a determined confidence and grit all game, Andrew Wiggins single-handedly took the pressure off Stephen Curry and delivered the best game yet of his eight-year career.

Now, the first-time All-Star is on the cusp of becoming a first-time NBA champion – and helping Curry capture yet another title.

“It’s something I dreamt about for sure, being in the league, and this is the ultimate stage,” Wiggins said. “It doesn’t get bigger than this.”

Wiggins had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 on Monday night for a 3-2 NBA Finals lead.

“Coming into this year, he was an All-Star starter for a reason,” Draymond Green said. “… The bigger the challenge has been that we’ve thrown in front of him, the bigger he’s responded. You want a guy like that. When the stage gets big, they respond and play their best basketball, and that’s what he’s been doing.”

One game after his 43-point performance, Curry contributed 16 points and eight assists but was 0 for 9 from 3-point range. The career 3-point leader’s NBA-record streak of 132 straight postseason games with at least one 3 ended, along with his NBA-best run of 233 consecutive games with a 3 between regular season and playoffs combined.

“Uh, keep shooting, very simple,” Curry said, grinning. “I’m not afraid to go 0-fer or whatever because I’m going to keep shooting.”

Green knows how Curry will respond: “He’s going to be livid going into Game 6. That’s exactly what we need.”

Capping his brilliant performance on both ends, Wiggins drove through the lane for an emphatic one-handed slam with 2:10 left.

“Bottom line is he’s just having fun playing basketball,” Curry said.

The Warriors can win their fourth title in eight years when the series resumes in Boston on Thursday night. If the Celtics can win at home, the series will return to the Bay Area for a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday. All five games so far have been decided by 10 or more points.

Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who lost consecutive games for the first time in the postseason. Marcus Smart was whistled for a technical foul then an offensive foul in a one-second span early in the fourth. He overcame a slow start to score 20 points.

Jordan Poole knocked down a 33-foot 3 from the left wing to beat the third-quarter buzzer as the Warriors took a 75-74 lead into the final 12 minutes after the Celtics roared back in the third.

The Celtics found their own third-quarter magic that has long defined Golden State’s success in the second half. Boston trailed 51-39 at the break before charging back with a 35-point outburst in the third.

Al Horford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 6:28 left in the period that made it 58-55 as the Celtics finally found their shooting groove from deep. Boston made eight straight made 3 after missing the initial 12.

“Definitely we weren’t as sharp as we needed to be during times there. Just tough,” Horford said. “Definitely now, our backs are against the wall, and we have to see what we’re made of.”

Jaylen Brown was 2 for 11 to start the game and finished with 18 points on 5-of-18 shooting and missed all five of his 3-point tries.

Tatum gave Boston its first 3-pointer on the night 4:34 before halftime and the Celtics wound up 11 of 32 from deep overall. The Celtics were sloppy in stretches, committing 18 turnovers.

“When we’re at our best, it’s simple ball movement. I think the third quarter showed that. The drive and kick was beautiful, was working, getting guys wide-open shots,” coach Ime Udoka said.

Golden State wound up 9 of 40 from beyond the arc – Wiggins 0 of 6. Curry didn’t make a 3-pointer for the first time since going 0 for 4 in a 134-111 loss to the Bucks on Nov. 18, 2018.

“A night that he didn’t have it going we found offense elsewhere,” said Green, who had eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists before fouling out with 3:01 remaining.

KLAY’S DAY

Thompson shot 7 for 14 with five 3-pointers in another shining playoff moment.

Monday marked exactly three years since Thompson tore the ACL in his left knee and had surgery before later tearing his right Achilles tendon while working back from the first injury – forcing him to miss more than 2 1/2 years.

Thompson was hurt in the deciding Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals as Toronto clinched the franchise’s first championship playing on the Warriors’ previous home floor in Oracle Arena.

Entering Game 5, Thompson’s 35.8% shooting was the lowest for any NBA Finals he has played, and he is making just 34.2% from deep – down from 58.5% on 3s in the 2019 finals.

QUARTER-CENTURY MARK

In a trip down memory lane, Steve Kerr coached the Warriors on the 25th anniversary of his game-winning shot in Game 6 of NBA Finals as the Bulls beat the Jazz to clinch Chicago’s fifth championship.

He thought back to that special moment before the game.

“An incredible memory obviously. Something every young basketball player dreams of. So to be able to live that was pretty amazing,” Kerr said, smiling. “And then the fact that it’s 25 years ago just makes me feel old, of course.”

TIP-INS

Celtics: Robert Williams III had 10 points and eight rebounds, starting and playing without limits for the Celtics after aggravating his surgically repaired left knee in Game 4. .

Warriors: Gary Payton II had 15 points off the bench and Poole 14. The Warriors missed their initial four 3-point tries before Thompson connected at the 5:14 mark of the first. … Otto Porter Jr. started for a second straight game with Kevon Looney coming off the bench.

SILVER SIDELINED

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver missed the game, entering the league’s health and safety protocols.

The NBA didn’t offer further details, such as specifying whether Silver tested positive for COVID-19 or was a close contact with someone who had.

JENKINS AGREES TO MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION WITH GRIZZLIES

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Taylor Jenkins has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Monday, courtesy of NBA.com’s Mark Medina.

“Taylor has done an outstanding job leading our team, and this extension is well-deserved,” Grizzlies executive vice president and GM Zach Kleiman said in a statement. “The year-over-year progress under Taylor speaks for itself, but his growth-oriented, selfless, and competitive approach has been a driving force in the establishment of a sustainable culture.

“We have full confidence that Taylor will steer us to Memphis’ first championship.”

Jenkins finished second in Coach of the Year voting and led the Grizzlies to the second-best record in the Association during the regular season at 56-26. Memphis led the league in several statistical categories under Jenkins, including rebounds (49.2 per game), steals (9.8), blocks (6.5), second-chance points (18.7), and fast-break points (17.7). They became the first team in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding, steals, and blocks in a regular season.

Jenkins owns a career regular-season record of 128-99 (.564 winning percentage). Before his time in Memphis, Jenkins was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks for five seasons and an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2018-19 campaign.

CAVALIERS PROMOTE ASSISTANT BUCKNER TO ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers assistant Greg Buckner has been promoted to associate head coach under J.B. Bickerstaff.

The team announced the promotion Monday.

Buckner has spent the past two seasons with Cleveland, helping Bickerstaff develop one of the NBA’s youngest teams. The Cavs doubled their win total this past season, making a 22-game jump and getting into the play-in game despite numerous injuries.

Cleveland’s biggest improvement came on defense as the Cavs finished fifth in points allowed (105.7).

Buckner previously worked with Bickerstaff in Memphis and Houston.

Drafted by Dallas in the second round in 1998, Buckner played 10 seasons in the NBA with the Mavericks, Dallas, Philadelphia, Denver, Minnesota and Memphis.

In 2008, Buckner was part of the trade that sent Cavaliers forward Kevin Love to the Timberwolves.

Buckner played college ball at Clemson, where he led the Tigers in scoring four straight seasons and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

NBA’S MONTREZL HARRELL FACING FELONY MARIJUANA CHARGE

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) Charlotte Hornets forward Montrezl Harrell is facing a felony drug charge after authorities said they found vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.

Harrell, 28, was pulled over in Richmond, Kentucky, by a state trooper May 12 for driving behind a vehicle too closely, news outlets reported Monday, citing court records.

The trooper said he smelled marijuana and, after a search, discovered 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms) of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags inside a backpack in the backseat.

Harrell has been charged with trafficking less than 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) of marijuana. If convicted on that count, he could face up to five years in prison. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 13 in Madison County District Court.

Harrell, a former star for the University of Louisville, has played seven seasons in the NBA, including three seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers and two with the Houston Rockets. He joined the Hornets in February but was due to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, according to the Charlotte Observer.

It was not immediately clear whether Harrell had an attorney who could comment on his behalf. The Hornets declined comment, according to the Charlotte Observer.

DRURY, MOUSTAKAS RALLY REDS OVER D-BACKS 5-4

PHOENIX (AP) Mike Moustakas celebrated his return from the injured list with a game-winning RBI for the Cincinnati Reds.

“Got a pitch a little off my hands, got it out there on the outfield grass and it helped the team win a ballgame,” Moustakas said after his broken-bat bloop down the right-field line in the sixth inning turned out to be the winning hit in the Reds’ 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

Mike Minor (1-2) survived a rough start to pick up his first victory of the season. Minor gave up two runs in the third and the fourth innings – the two in the third on Christian Walker’s 16th home run for Arizona – but the lefty combined with the Reds’ bullpen to keep the Diamondbacks from scoring the rest of the way.

Brandon Drury’s three-run homer in the fifth off Merrill Kelly (5-4) tied it at 4, and then Moustakas came through with two outs in the sixth. Matt Reynolds, a late insertion into the lineup, beat out an infield hit and stole second before Moustakas muscled his single just inside the chalk to drive in the go-ahead run.

Minor and four relievers teamed up to get the last 12 outs, with Hunter Strickland pitching the ninth for his second save.

“I missed some pitches early, but I was able to get into the seventh,” Minor said. “The defense made some good plays behind me, infield and outfield.”

Reynolds’ RBI hit in the fourth scored the first run. In the fifth, after an infield hit and a walk, Drury connected for his 12th home run of the season, just clearing the wall in left-center field.

“Felt pretty sharp in the beginning,” said Kelly, who went six innings and gave up five runs and eight hits. “I think towards those middle innings I just started falling behind people.”

AHMED TO HAVE SURGERY

SS Nick Ahmed will have surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday, Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Monday. The operation will be performed by orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles.

Ahmed, 32, will be sidelined indefinitely – he was moved to the 60-day injured list last week. Lovullo said there is no timetable for the two-time Gold Glove shortstop’s return but said he and Ahmed are hopeful he’ll be back before the end of the season.

Ahmed has had throwing problems in each of the last two seasons. This year, he has been limited to 17 games; he hit .231 with three home runs.

CONGRATULATIONS

Chris Okey’s single up the middle in the fifth inning was the first hit of his major-league career. The catcher, a second-round pick from Clemson in 2016, was recalled last week to replace Tyler Stephenson, who broke his thumb.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: DH Aristedes Aquino was originally in the lineup, but manager David Bell said after the game he was scratched because of a sprained ankle. Reynolds came into the lineup at second base, with Drury filling the DH spot.

GET WELL SOON

Greg Schulte, the Diamondbacks’ radio voice since the franchise began in 1998, said he is going to miss some home broadcasts due to a medical condition that requires him to begin chemotherapy treatment.

Schulte, 69, has been doing home games only beginning this season.

“I’m staying positive and hoping for a full recovery,” Schulte said in a statement. “I look forward to the day I’m back in the radio booth once again calling D-backs games.”

NEXT

Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle (2-5, 5.07 ERA) opposes Zach Davies (2-3, 4.21) of Arizona in the second of the three-game series.

DARVISH RETURNS TO WRIGLEY, LIFTS PADRES OVER CUBS 4-1

CHICAGO (AP) Yu Darvish pitched a season-high eight innings of five-hit ball, Manny Machado hit a tiebreaking single and Eric Hosmer had a two-run double to cap a three-run eighth inning as the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Monday night.

Darvish (6-3), pitching at Wrigley Field for the first time since the Cubs traded him to the Padres as the centerpiece of a seven-player trade on Dec. 29, 2020, didn’t allow a runner past second base after Yan Gomes hit a home run in the second.

“This is a place where a lot happened for me and a lot happened to me,” Darvish said. “But I’m really grateful to be here pitching.”

Taylor Rogers pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 19th save.

The Padres (38-24) won for the fifth time in their last seven games. The Cubs (23-37) have lost seven consecutive games, matching their longest skid since Sept. 21-28, 2021.

The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 25 minutes because of rain that included tornado sirens throughout the Chicagoland area.

Cubs left-hander Justin Steele received medical attention one batter after unsuccessfully trying to field a hard grounder by Jake Cronenworth with his bare hand in the first. Steele remained in the game, but the Cubs had two left-handed relievers warming in the bottom of the inning.

Steele pitched seven innings of one-run ball while throwing 60 of 77 pitches for strikes.

“I don’t know what I was thinking,” said Steele, who had a bruise on his left index finger. “But I was able to manage the pain a little bit going through the start.”

However, the Padres pounced on reliever Rowan Wick (1-2), with Machado collecting his 1,499th career hit and scoring an insurance run on Hosmer’s double.

After Gomes homered, Darvish retired 11 consecutive batters until shortstop Ha-Seong Kim bobbled a grounder.

Steele found a similar groove, retiring nine of the next 10 batters after allowing consecutive singles to Kim and Trent Grisham to open the fifth.

Since allowing seven runs in two innings of a 20-5 loss at Cincinnati on May 26, Steele has posted a 2.84 ERA in his last three starts.

Darvish allowed a pair of two-out hits to Christopher Morel and Willson Contreras in the eighth but struck out Ian Happ to end the eighth and complete a 107-pitch performance, one shy of his season high. Darvish has allowed one run while walking none in his last two starts covering 14 innings.

“Happ is a pretty good with sliders, we wanted to stay away from that,” Darvish said. “So the idea was to go with a four-seam fastball, mix in some slow curves and finish with a splitter. Basically, it went as planned.”

Darvish, who pitched for the Cubs from 2018-20, lost to the Cubs 3-1 at Petco Park on June 9, 2021, in his only other start against them since the trade.

With the victory, Darvish has beaten every team but the Orioles (0-1) and Rangers (no decision in one start).

“He’s really a magician with the ball,” Padres acting manager Ryan Flaherty said. “He can get himself back into any count. And he falls behind 2-1, 3-1, and he can get himself back. It just makes it harder on a hitter because even when you get the count in your favor, you can’t sit dead red on the fastball.”

BENCH HELP

Padres player development consultant Mike Shildt, who managed the Cardinals for 3 1/2 seasons (2018-2021), joined the coaching staff to assist acting manager Ryan Flaherty. “You can’t say enough about what (Shildt) means to me,” said Flaherty, who is filling in as manager while Bob Melvin and bench coach Ryan Christenson remain in COVID-19 protocols.

ROTATION ROUNDUP

The Cubs haven’t named a starter for Wednesday, but top prospect Caleb Kilian remains a possibility as long as the Cubs put a pitcher on the injured list. Kilian was optioned by the Cubs on June 5 and last pitched for Triple-A Iowa on July 10.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (left wrist fracture) underwent a bone scan to determine if he can start swinging a bat.

TRANSACTION

Cubs: LHP Eric Stout was selected from Triple-A Iowa. Stout grew up 28 miles from Wrigley Field. LHP Sean Newcomb was designated for assignment.

NEXT UP

Padres: LHP Sean Manaea (3-3, 3.52) will face the Cubs on Tuesday at Wrigley Field. Manaea allowed two runs in seven innings in a 13-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday.

Cubs: RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-5, 5.22) will oppose the Padres on Tuesday. Hendricks allowed three runs in five innings in the Cubs’ 4-3 win over the Brewers on June 1. Hendricks has been dealing with an achy shoulder.

GOLDSCHMIDT, CARLSON HOMER, CARDS SEND PIRATES TO 7TH LOSS

ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and Dylan Carlson added a three-run blast to help the St. Louis Cardinals rally past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Monday night.

Brendan Donovan added a two-run double for St. Louis, which rallied from a 5-0 deficit.

Michael Chavis and Diego Castillo homered for the Pirates, who have lost a season-high seven straight games.

St. Louis has won six of seven against its NL Central rival this season.

Goldschmidt broke a 5-all tie with his 13th homer off reliever Chris Stratton (3-3).

“We just try to have good at-bats, whether we’re winning, losing or tied,” Goldschmidt said. “We did a good job of it tonight.”

Carlson punctuated a five-run outburst in the sixth with a three-run homer that tied the game. He has reached safely in 19 successive games against Pirates.

“He’s one of the better young hitters in this entire game,” St. Louis catcher Andrew Knizner said of Carlson. “He’s a guy that can change the game with one swing of the bat.”

St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol was pleased with the way his team stuck with the game plan, despite the five-run deficit.

“That says a lot about this group,” Marmol said. “They know what they’re capable of. There was no panic in there. They knew it was a matter of time. They were taking good swings and weren’t dropping and they still put together some quality at-bats.”

Giovanny Gallegos (2-2) picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Ryan Helsley recorded his fifth save in seven chances.

Chavis unloaded off St. Louis rookie left-hander Zack Thompson, who was making his first major league start and allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings. Chavis’ home run capped off a four-run fifth that put the Pirates up 5-0. He has three home runs and eight RBI in his last five games against St. Louis.

Ke’Bryan Hayes added a run-scoring single for Pittsburgh. Pirates starter Mitch Keller gave up two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Pittsburgh has 17 home runs in its last 13 games.

“We just threw too many balls in the middle of the plate,” Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton said. “We just have to execute pitches.”

HEAT WAVE

The Cardinals are 15-11 in games played with a first-pitch temperature of 100 and over since 1903. The forecast for Tuesday’s first game of a day-night doubleheader is 102. The Cardinals last game with a triple-digit start was a 3-2, 12-inning loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 25, 2012. All 26 games were played in St. Louis.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Pirates: RHP Duane Underwood Jr. was placed on the COVID-19 injured list prior to the game.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty will likely make his third and final rehab start on Wednesday at Triple-A Memphis. Flaherty has been sidelined since the start of the season with a right shoulder ailment.

UP NEXT

St. Louis LHP Matthew Liberatore (1-1) will face RHP JT Brubaker (0-6, 4.60) in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon. Liberatore allowed four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings in his major league debut at Pittsburgh on May 21. Brubaker will be looking for his first win since beating Arizona on Aug. 24, 2021.

RHP Miles Mikolas (4-4, 2.93) takes on Pittsburgh RHP Bryse Wilson (0-3, 7.53) in the night contest. Mikolas allowed two runs on three hits in a 2-1 loss at Tampa on Thursday. Wilson, who is the 27th man for the twin bill, went 0-0 with 3.32 ERA in three starts with Triple-A Indianapolis after being sent down on May 23.

ABREU HITS PAIR OF 2-RUN HOMERS, WHITE SOX BEAT TIGERS 9-5

DETROIT (AP) Jose Abreu hit a pair of two-run homers and Luis Robert singled home the go-ahead run in the fifth inning to help the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 on Monday night.

Abreu sent a soaring shot over the left-center fence in the first to give the White Sox a 2-0 lead. He hit a line drive in the ninth over a row of hedges beyond the wall in center to give Chicago a four-run cushion.

“He put on a heck of an exhibition,” manager Tony La Russa said.

White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn made his season debut, coming back from surgery on his right knee, and gave up three runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

“It felt good to be back,” he said. “Early on, you’re trying to feel things out and they jumped on me.”

Lynn had a heated exchange with Chicago third base coach Joe McEwing in the dugout after the second inning.

“(Lynn) was mad at himself,” La Russa insisted.

Bennett Sousa (3-0) was credited with the win after throwing 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Rony Garcia (0-2) allowed four runs on five hits and two walks over four-plus innings.

Willi Castro hit a leadoff homer for the Tigers and scored twice. Miguel Cabrera had two hits, including an RBI single. Harold Castro added three hits and two RBIs.

After Will Vest threw an inning of scoreless relief, Andrew Chafin entered for the Tigers and made a costly throwing error in the sixth. Chafin fielded Reese McGuire’s sacrifice bunt and threw wide of third base, allowing two runs to score that gave Chicago a 6-3 lead.

“Terrible throw,” Chafin said.

The defending AL Central champion White Sox had lost four of five.

“There’s no turbulence in this clubhouse,” La Russa said.

Detroit has dropped six of nine.

RESTRICTED LIST FOR RODRIGUEZ

Detroit left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez has been placed on the restricted list. General manager Al Avila announced Monday that Rodriguez informed the Tigers that he will not rejoin the team due to personal matters.

The Tigers signed Rodriguez to a $77 million, five-year contract last November, banking on him to boost a turnaround. He and the team have struggled. Rodriguez is 1-3 with a 4.38 ERA in eight starts and the Tigers have been one of baseball’s worst teams so far this year.

BREAKING OUT

Willi Castro’s homer was the first for the Tigers after an eight-game streak without one that marked the franchise’s longest since a 10-game drought from late in the 1989 season to early in the 1990 season.

Detroit second baseman Kody Clemens, the 26-year-old son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, ended the 0-for-17 start of his career with a single in the second inning and thrust his hands in the air at first base to celebrate his first major league hit.

“Everyone is going to fail at this game,” Clemens said after going 2 for 2 with a walk. “I wanted to get the first one out of the way, but I’ve been staying super positive.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: DH Jake Burger left midway through the game with a bruised right hand after being hit by a pitch on a swing. X-rays were negative and he’s day to day. … C Yasmani Grandal went on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 12, with lower back spasms. … RHP Michael Kopech had fluid drained out of his right knee, according to La Russa, and will throw a bullpen before it is determined when he will pitch again. … Two-time All-Star RHP Liam Hendriks was not available due to a sore arm, but the closer did play catch before the game and La Russa said Hendriks is a day closer to returning. … RHP Vince Velasquez, on the IL with a strained groin, may return to pitch Wednesday.

ON THE MOVE

Chicago placed RHP Ryan Burr on unconditional waivers for the purpose of granting his release. He was 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA in eight games this year after he had a 2.45 ERA in 34 appearances last season.

UP NEXT

Chicago expects to start RHP Dylan Cease (4-3, 3.14 ERA), while Detroit is planning a bullpen game Tuesday night.

ALBIES BREAKS FOOT, BUT BRAVES BEAT NATS FOR 12TH STRAIGHT

WASHINGTON (AP) Dansby Swanson and the Atlanta Braves won their 12th straight game Monday night, beating the Washington Nationals 9-5 despite losing All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies to a broken left foot.

Swanson hit one of Atlanta’s season-high five homers and drove in four runs. Marcell Ozuna and Adam Duvall launched back-to-back homers for the defending World Series champions, whose winning streak is the longest in the majors this season.

“We’ve been swinging the bats really well,” Swanson said. “We’ve got a lot of guys. It’s a deep lineup and we just continue to come at you 1 through 9.”

The stretch is Atlanta’s best since it won 14 consecutive games from July 26 to Aug. 9, 2013.

Michael Harris hit his first career home run and Travis d’Arnaud also went deep for the Braves, who have 27 homers during their winning streak.

The start was delayed 93 minutes by rain.

Albies fell on his way out of the batter’s box on a groundout to shortstop in the fifth inning. He exited the game, and the team later announced he has a fractured left foot.

“Hate it for Ozzie. Hate it for us,” said Braves manager Brian Snitker, who didn’t know how long Albies will be sidelined. “He’ll be fine. He’s young, he’ll heal quick. Like I said, I just hate it for the kid because he loves to play baseball and he’s such a big part of our club. It’s a chance for somebody else to do something good.”

Lane Thomas homered and singled for the Nationals.

The bad news began Monday afternoon for Washington when manager Dave Martinez announced that right-hander Stephen Strasburg is headed back to the injured list after feeling discomfort following a bullpen session.

The 33-year-old Strasburg has made one start this season, his first since he had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last summer. He had been scheduled to start Tuesday night against the Braves.

Staked to a 6-0 lead, Braves starter Ian Anderson couldn’t make it through the fifth, leaving with no outs and the bases loaded in a 6-2 game. Dylan Lee came on and gave up an RBI single to Nelson Cruz and an RBI groundout to Josh Bell.

Lee (1-0) allowed one run and two hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Nationals starter Erasmo Ramirez (1-1) was a late replacement for Josiah Gray, who had warmed up in the bullpen before the rain delay. Ramirez allowed six runs and six hits over three innings in his first start since 2018.

“I thought Erasmo gave us some length. He really did,” Martinez said. “I thanked him for it because it was a tough situation. Twenty minutes before the game you’re getting told you’re gonna start. He gave us everything he had.”

D’Arnaud homered leading off a three-run second. In the third, Albies walked and, one out later, Ozuna and Duvall went back-to-back.

Swanson hit a two-run homer in the sixth to make it 8-4, and Harris’ drive capped the scoring in the eighth.

Swanson has 10 career home runs at Nationals Park, five of which came last season.

QUOTABLE

“I can’t remember what I had for breakfast, let alone what happened back then,” Snitker said of the 2013 winning streak, during which he was Atlanta’s third base coach.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Braves: Orlando Arcia replaced Albies at second base in the bottom of the fifth. Albies, a two-time All-Star, is hitting .244 with eight homers and a .694 OPS in 62 games this season. The 25-year-old batted .259 with a career-high 30 homers and a .799 OPS last season.

Nationals: Strasburg, who made his season debut Thursday against the Marlins, had an MRI on Monday. Martinez did not have an update after the game. … RF Juan Soto was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth after slipping and banging his knee on the corner of the dugout bench. “He said he could go out there (in the field for the ninth) but he was limping pretty good,” Martinez said. “He came in and said he started getting really sore so I didn’t want to chance it, and we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”

UP NEXT

Braves: LHP Max Fried (6-2, 2.64 ERA) is 4-4 with a 4.42 ERA in 13 career games – 12 starts – versus Washington.

Nationals: RHP Jackson Tetreault will be called up from Triple-A Rochester to make his major league debut Tuesday, pitching in place of Strasburg. Tetreault is 5-3 with a 4.19 ERA in 12 starts for the Red Wings.

NATIONALS’ STRASBURG HEADING BACK TO IL AFTER 1 START

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is headed back to the injured list after feeling discomfort following a bullpen session.

Strasburg has made one start this season, his first since he had surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last summer.

The 33-year-old right-hander had been scheduled to start Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves. Instead, manager Dave Martinez announced before Monday night’s game that Strasburg would return to the IL with an unspecified injury.

“He threw his bullpen (on Saturday). The next day he didn’t feel so good,” Martinez said. “We were hoping it was just something that would go away. It didn’t. Today, we sent him to get an MRI. We don’t have any results back yet.”

Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP, signed a seven-year, $245 million contract to remain with the Nationals after their championship season. He has made eight starts since, going 1-4 with a 6.89 ERA in those games. The three-time All-Star is 113-62 with a 3.24 ERA in his career.

He took the loss Thursday night at Miami, allowing seven runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five with two walks. Strasburg made three minor league rehab starts in the lead-up to his debut.

“He said he felt good after the game,” Martinez said. “He said (his) legs felt fatigued, which was normal. But other than that, he said he felt fine.”

ORIOLES CEO JOHN ANGELOS INSISTS TEAM WON’T LEAVE BALTIMORE

BALTIMORE (AP) Orioles CEO John Angelos said Monday the team will remain in Baltimore – and that he and his parents have never contemplated otherwise.

Angelos’ comments – released by the team – came days after he was sued by his brother Lou Angelos. Lou claimed in last week’s lawsuit that John has seized control of the Orioles at his expense, and in defiance of their father Peter’s wishes.

“John intends to maintain absolute control over the Orioles – to manage, to sell or, if he chooses, to move to Tennessee (where he has a home and where his wife’s career is headquartered) – without having to answer to anyone,” the lawsuit said.

The suit did not elaborate on how likely it was that the team might actually move, and John Angelos sought to reassure fans in his statement Monday.

“As I have said before, as long as Fort McHenry is standing watch over the Inner Harbor, the Orioles will remain in Baltimore,” he said. “My mother was born and raised in northeast Baltimore, attended city public schools at Eastern High School and has worked with my father their entire lives to help the city, including by restoring the club to local ownership and preventing its relocation. For them, as for me, the Orioles will forever play at Oriole Park, and at no time ever have we contemplated anything different.”

Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turns 93 next month.

DONALDSON’S 1-GAME BAN UPHELD BY MLB, FINE CUT TO $5,000

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball has upheld Josh Donaldson’s one-game suspension, a penalty that was assessed after the New York Yankees third baseman made a remark to White Sox star Tim Anderson about Jackie Robinson that Chicago manager Tony La Russa called racist.

MLB special adviser John McHale upheld the penalty after hearing Donaldson’s appeal on Thursday, a person familiar with the discipline told The Associated Press. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because McHale’s decision was not announced.

Donaldson’s fine was cut in half by McHale to $5,000, the person said. Donaldson will serve the penalty during the Yankees’ series opener against Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.

Michael Hill, MLB’s senior vice president for on-field operations, announced the original penalty on May 23, two days after Donaldson made multiple references to Robinson while talking to Anderson during a game.

Robinson broke the MLB color barrier in 1947 and every team in the big leagues has retired his No. 42 in his honor.

A three-time All-Star and the 2015 AL MVP with Toronto, Donaldson said he was referring to a 2019 Sports Illustrated article in which Anderson, who is Black, was quoted as saying: “I kind of feel like today’s Jackie Robinson … because he changed the game, and I feel like I’m getting to a point to where I need to change the game.”

Anderson said he agreed with La Russa, and several Yankees said Donaldson was wrong. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said: “This is just my opinion – (that’s) somewhere he should not be going.” New York star Aaron Judge said: “I just don’t think it’s the right thing to do there.”

Donaldson, who is white, said he had “joked around” with Anderson in the past using the reference. Donaldson made a public apology to the Robinson family.

“I think everybody wanted to have a say. But they don’t know my heart,” Donaldson said on June 1. “I do feel bad that the Robinson family – I never wanted them to feel their name should ever be regarded in a bad light. That was why I issued the apology.”

In his first season with the Yankees, the 37-year-old Donaldson is batting .235 with five homers and 18 RBIs.

TIGERS’ RODRIGUEZ ON RESTRICTED LIST DUE TO PERSONAL MATTERS

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez has been placed on the restricted list.

Tigers general manager Al Avila announced Monday that Rodriguez informed the Tigers that he will not rejoin the team due to personal matters.

The Tigers signed Rodriguez to a $77 million, five-year contract last November, banking on him to boost a turnaround. He and the team have struggled this season.

Rodriguez is is 1-3 with a 4.38 ERA in eight starts. The Tigers, who made aggressive moves in the offseason in the hopes of competing in the AL Central, have been one of baseball’s worst teams so far this year.

The 29-year-old Rodriguez spent his first six seasons with the Boston Red Sox and is 65-42 with a 4.17 ERA over his career. He missed the pandemic-shortened 2020 season because of myocarditis, heart inflammation caused by COVID-19.

The Venezuelan is 1-1 in three postseason starts, beating Houston in Game 3 of the 2021 AL Championship Series after losing to Tampa Bay in the Division Series opener and getting a no-decision in Game 4. That helped him become a coveted free agent.

AUBURN, STANFORD HEADING TO OMAHA; SEC NABS 4 OF 8 CWS SPOTS

(AP) — The College World Series again will have a strong Southeastern Conference flavor after Auburn became the fourth SEC team to make the NCAA baseball tournament’s final eight.

The Tigers knocked off No. 3 national seed Oregon State 4-3 on the road Monday night to win their best-of-three super regional and lock up the last spot in the CWS.

No. 2 Stanford also won the deciding game in its home super regional, beating UConn 10-5 to earn a second straight trip to the CWS.

The CWS opens at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska, on Friday with No. 5 Texas A&M (42-18) playing Oklahoma (42-22) in the afternoon and No. 9 Texas (47-20) meeting Notre Dame (40-15) at night.

Openers Saturday match Stanford (47-16) against Arkansas (43-19) and Mississippi (37-22) against No. 14 Auburn (42-20).

At least three SEC teams have made every CWS since 2014, and this will be be the third time since 2015 and fifth time overall that four have advanced.

In a year Tennessee was thought to be a lock for the CWS – Notre Dame knocked out the No. 1 Volunteers in super regionals – all four of the SEC teams (Texas A&M, Arkansas, Mississippi and Auburn) come from the West Division. The SEC has won seven national titles since 2009.

The tournament went mostly according to form in regionals, but super regionals were full of surprises. Only two of the top eight national seeds made it to Omaha, the fewest since 2014. Four of the top 16 national seeds advanced, the fewest since the NCAA expanded seeding to 16 teams in 2018.

Mississippi’s first appearance since 2014 extends the streak of at least one No. 3 regional seed making the CWS to five straight.

Notre Dame is the team that waited longest to return to Omaha. The Irish last made it in 2002 under Paul Mainieri.

Kody Huff’s grand slam in a six-run fourth inning broke open a close game for the Cardinal, who swept the Pac-12 regular-season and tournament titles and won a hard-earned regional title before taking two of three from UConn.

They’ve won 22 of their last 24 and are among three teams in tournament history to score at least eight runs in all three of their super regional games. Stanford has hit a tournament-leading 22 homers in eight games.

Auburn, which had a losing record last season and was picked last in the West in the SEC preseason coaches’ poll, never trailed in the deciding game of the super regional.

Sonny DiChiara homered in the third inning to put Auburn in front, and it was 4-1 in the sixth when Bobby Peirce scored on a safety squeeze. After Oregon State pulled within a run in the seventh, Auburn called on Blake Burkhalter. The star closer struck out five and allowed no hits in 2 2/3 innings.

PHIL MICKELSON NOT GIVING UP ON PLAYING PGA TOUR

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) Phil Mickelson stuck to his script and showed restraint when put in tough spots at the U.S. Open, a big change for him. Except on Monday, he was using words instead of his golf clubs.

Still to come is the major reputed to be the toughest test in golf, the only one keeping him from joining golf’s most elite group with the career Grand Slam. And this one figures to be far different from any other Mickelson has faced.

The six-time major champion is competing on American soil for the first time in more than four months, now the face of a Saudi-funded league that aims to disrupt the PGA Tour.

At risk is his popularity build up over 30 years for his wins and losses, equally memorable.

“In regards to if fans would leave or whatnot, I respect and I understand their opinions, and I understand that they have strong feelings and strong emotions regarding this choice,” Mickelson said. “And I respect that.”

He added nothing from his comments last week outside London, where Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and 15 others defied PGA Tour regulations by competing in Greg Norman’s new LIV Golf series that paid Lefty a reported $200 million just for signing up.

Mickelson said while tour players have been suspended – some of them resigned before the opening tee shot last week – he hasn’t ruled out playing the PGA Tour again. He said Monday that should be his decision.

“I’ve worked hard to earn a lifetime membership,” said Mickelson, whose six majors are part of his 45 career tour victories. “I’ve worked hard to give back to the PGA Tour and the game of golf throughout my 30-plus years of professional golf, and I’ve earned that lifetime membership, so I believe that it should be my choice.”

He was dressed in a black shirt with his personal logo – an image of him leaping on the 18th green at Augusta National with his arms in the air from winning the 2004 Masters for his first major. He still has that scruffy beard, no hat, and he took questions for 25 minutes.

But he was halting in speech at times, often looking down at his feet before answering, the words not flowing as easily as they usually do. He became irritated when he felt reporters were asking more than one question.

One was about the meaning of legacy and if his would change now that he was being funded by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

“I don’t like it when you keep asking multiple questions,” he replied.

As for his legacy, he said he appreciated what the PGA Tour has done for him and “I’m excited about the opportunity that LIV Golf presents for me.”

“I think that there is an obvious incredible financial commitment,” he said.

Otherwise, he took a straight path.

For the legion of fans who are angry at him for taking Saudi Arabian money to play in a rival golf league, he understands emotions run high and he respects their opinions.

For the families of those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks – all but four of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens – he expressed deepest empathy even as a victims’ group demands Mickelson and others leave the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series.

Anything related to his future on the PGA Tour he felt would be speculation. Any changes to U.S. Open criteria was not for him to say publicly.

Mickelson earned a five-year exemption from winning the PGA Championship last year at age 50, becoming the oldest player to win a major.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan spoke publicly Sunday for the first time since players defected to LIV Golf. Among his arguments regarding the source of the funding, Monahan said: “I would ask any player that has left, or any player that would ever consider leaving, `Have you ever had to apologize for being a member of the PGA Tour?'”

Mickelson said he has not spoken to Monahan since October.

Asked if he felt he needed to apologize for being part of the Saudi-backed circuit, Mickelson declined to take the bait.

“There’s a lot of things throughout the years that the PGA Tour has done that I agree with, and there’s a lot of things that I don’t agree with, and yet I’ve supported them either way,” he said.

Other opinions he had about the tour or any other governing body he said he would keep private “because it was one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made is voicing all of these little things.”

That’s what started all this.

Mickelson was quoted by Golf Digest in February as referring to the “obnoxious greed” of the PGA Tour while he was in Saudi Arabia getting a seven-figure appearance fee.

Then, golf writer Alan Shipnuck published an excerpt of his biography on Mickelson that quoted him as calling the Saudis behind the new league “scary mother-(expletives)” and saying he was willing to get involved so he could get leverage to make changes on the PGA Tour.

Meanwhile, a championship that dates to 1895 begins Thursday at The Country Club, steeped in heritage as one of the five founding clubs of the USGA.

The Saudi talk has been so prevalent the U.S. Open has become an afterthought.

“You can’t go anywhere without somebody bringing it up,” Justin Thomas said. “This is the U.S. Open, and this is an unbelievable venue, a place with so much history, an unbelievable field, so many storylines, and yet that seems to be what all the questions are about.

“That’s not right for the U.S. Open. That’s not right for us players,” he said. “But that’s, unfortunately, where we’re at right now.”

AP SOURCE: POYER WILL REPORT FOR BILLS’ MANDATORY PRACTICES

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills starting safety Jordan Poyer will report for mandatory practices this week after sitting out all of Buffalo’s voluntary spring sessions because of a contract issue, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s decision told The Associated Press on Monday.

The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because Poyer’s decision is private. The Bills are scheduled to hold three mandatory practices from Tuesday through Thursday in their final sessions before opening training camp next month.

By switching agents in hiring Drew Rosenhaus in April, Poyer informed the Bills he is seeking to extend his contract, which expires after this upcoming season.

The 31-year-old has nine seasons of NFL experience, including the past five with Buffalo where he has become part of one of the NFL’s top defensive backfields, rounded out by safety Micah Hyde and cornerback Tre’Davious White.

Poyer earned his first All-Pro selection in January after finishing second on the team in being credited with 91 tackles, had three sacks and joined Hyde in leading Buffalo with five interceptions each.

General manager Brandon Beane previously praised Poyer while acknowledging the salary cap challenges the team faces this year. The two-time defending AFC East champions are projected to be about $5 million under the NFL’s salary cap following an offseason in which they signed free-agent pass rusher Von Miller to a six-year contract and with the first season of quarterback Josh Allen’s six-year, $258 million contact kicking in.

“I’m a big fan of Jordan. I think he’s done a great job here for five years,” Beane said in April, before noting Poyer isn’t Buffalo’s only player seeking a pay raise. “I want Jordan here. I’m not looking for anything different than that. It’s just business gets in the way sometimes, and I respect that.”

The Bills added experienced depth to their offensive line by signing Greg Van Roten on Monday. The 32-year-old has seven seasons of NFL experience, including the past two with the New York Jets where he started 23 games.

Primarily used as a guard, Van Roten also spent three seasons with Carolina and two with Green Bay, and has 50 starts in 77 games. Unable to land with an NFL team after being cut by Seattle in 2014, Van Roten spent the 2015 and ’16 seasons playing in the Canadian Football League.

LAMAR REJOINS RAVENS AHEAD OF MANDATORY MINICAMP

Lamar Jackson rejoined the Baltimore Ravens on Monday to take his physical ahead of the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp this week, according to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.

The Ravens later shared a video of the quarterback at the team’s facility.

“Hope you’re ready for the season because I’m surely is,” he said.

Jackson, who’s entering the fifth and final year of his rookie contract, missed the Ravens’ organized team activities this offseason for the first time in his career, drawing some criticism from around the NFL.

Jackson, who doesn’t have an agent and negotiates his contract directly with the team, has yet to discuss a long-term extension with the Ravens, though the 25-year-old has previously said he wants to play in Baltimore “forever.”

The 2018 first-round pick was named MVP in his second NFL season after tossing a league-high 36 touchdowns with 1,206 rushing yards and seven scores on the ground.

Jackson hasn’t replicated that production since. He passed for only 2,882 yards and 16 touchdowns against 13 interceptions across 12 games in 2021. He also finished last season with 767 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.

Baltimore is 37-12 with Jackson under center during the regular season.

PACKERS WR LAZARD SIGNS HIS RESTRICTED FREE AGENT TENDER

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard signed his restricted free agent tender on Monday.

Lazard hadn’t signed the tender as of last week, when he was the only Packer not to report for the team’s mandatory minicamp. Lazard will make $3.986 million this year and will be eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the upcoming season.

The 26-year-old Lazard caught 40 passes for 513 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He had the most yards receiving and touchdown catches last season of any player still on the Packers roster following the trade of two-time All-Pro wideout Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Packers had given Lazard a second-round tender back in March, meaning any team signing the restricted free agent to an offer sheet would have owed Green Bay a second-round pick if the Packers hadn’t matched the offer.

The deadline to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets was April 22.

FORMER TENNIS PRO DOKIC REVEALS DEPRESSION, SUICIDE ATTEMPT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Former professional tennis player Jelena Dokic says she nearly attempted suicide recently and has been dealing with depression and anxiety.

Dokic, who was a Wimbledon semifinalist at age 17 in 2000 and reached No. 4 in the WTA rankings, wrote in an Instagram post on Monday: “Constant feelings of sadness and pain are just not going away and my life has been shattered. I blame myself, I don’t think I am worthy of loving and I am scared.”

She said she “almost jumped off my 26th floor balcony and took my own life” in April.

“I pulled myself (off) the edge, don’t even know how I managed to do it. Getting professional help saved my life,” the 39-year-old wrote.

“This is not easy to write but I have always been open, honest and vulnerable with you all and I deeply believe in the power of sharing our stories to help us get through things and to help each other,” she continued. “I am writing this because I know I am not the only one struggling. Just know that you are not alone.”

In an autobiography released in 2017, Dokic said her father regularly beat and kicked her. He would pull her hair, spit in her face and belittle her with vile insults. Her father also was her coach.

Her post Monday concluded this way: “Don’t be ashamed of what you are feeling. It’s ok to feel this way and you can come back from it. It’s possible, just keep believing. Love you all and here is to fighting and surviving to live and see another day. I will be back stronger than ever.”

NONE OF FEDERER, NADAL, DJOKOVIC IN ATP TOP 2; 1ST SINCE ’03

None of the so-called Big Three of men’s tennis — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic — was in the No. 1 or No. 2 spots in the ATP rankings on Monday, the first time that’s been the case in nearly 20 years.

Daniil Medvedev rose one place to return to No. 1, where he briefly spent time earlier this season, and Alexander Zverev moved up to a career-best No. 2.

Djokovic slid from No. 1 to No. 3, because his points for winning the French Open in 2021 dropped off his record on Monday. The ATP rankings are based on a player’s top 18 tournament results over the preceding 52 weeks (19 if he participated in the ATP Tour Finals).

There was not nearly as much shifting in the WTA rankings on Monday, with Iga Swiatek remaining at No. 1. The only change in the women’s top 20 was Aryna Sabalenka’s move from No. 6 to No. 5, switching with Maria Sakkari.

Last year’s French Open was delayed a week from its originally scheduled spot on the calendar because of concerns about COVID-19, so points earned from that event are falling off only now, while this year’s French Open points were added last week, because the final was June 5.

At Roland Garros this year, Djokovic’s title defense ended with a quarterfinal loss to Nadal, who wound up earning his 14th championship at Roland Garros — and 22nd career Grand Slam trophy.

Nadal remained at No. 4 this week; even though he has won the season’s first two major tournaments, he missed most of the last half of 2021 and part of this year, too, so he only has 10 tournaments on his 52-week record.

French Open runner-up Casper Ruud went up one spot to a career-high No. 5.

Federer had a series of knee operations and hasn’t played anywhere since Wimbledon last July. He only has points from four tournaments left on his record and is ranked 68th this week.

Federer was at No. 3, behind No. 1 Andy Roddick and No. 2 Juan Carlos Ferrero, the week of Nov. 10, 2003, with Nadal outside the top 40 and Djokovic — who wouldn’t make his Grand Slam debut until 2005 — outside the top 500. A week later, Federer would rise to No. 2.

Medvedev first reached No. 1 in February, replacing Djokovic there for three weeks, and now returns following a runner-up finish at a tournament in Holland.

Neither he nor Zverev will be at Wimbledon, however. Medvedev is Russian, and the All England Club banned all players from there and Belarus because of the invasion of Ukraine. Zverev will sit out the grass-court Grand Slam tournament after having surgery for torn ligaments in his right ankle; he was injured during his French Open semifinal against Nadal.

TOP INDIANA RELEASES

INDY ELEVEN & IUPUI PARTNER ON NEW FIELDTURF INSTALLATION AT MICHAEL A. CARROLL STADIUM

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, June 13, 2022) – The month of June will be a busy one at Indy Eleven’s home of IUPUI Michael A. Carroll Stadium despite the lack of games on the schedule, as crews have begun the installation process for a new FieldTurf surface at the venue. This significant upgrade to the CORE model of FieldTurf will benefit Indy Eleven as well as the IUPUI Jaguars men’s and women’s soccer programs.

“We are pleased that our tremendous partners at IUPUI will be replacing the turf field at Michael A. Carroll Stadium this month and in a timeline where we can benefit from it during the second half of our 2022 season,” said Indy Eleven President & CEO Greg Stremlaw. “We want to greatly thank IUPUI for their collaboration in making this happen as well as the USL Championship for allowing us to modify our home schedule to ensure this important project could be completed.”

The installation process will be completed in time for Indy Eleven’s next scheduled home match on Saturday, July 2, when Indiana’s Team will host its “Indy-Pendence” Celebration game against The Miami FC. The special 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff at Carroll Stadium will be followed by a post-game fireworks display; more details on the evening – including “Bike Night at The Mike” are available at indyeleven.com/promotions. Tickets for Indy Eleven’s Fourth of July Weekend match – and all 11 remaining USL Championship regular season contests through early October – are available starting at just $15 and can be purchased online at indyeleven.com/tickets.

Built from FieldTurf’s 20+ years of industry-leading innovation and unmatched expertise, CORE, the first multi-layer dual-polymer fiber ever, rewrites the playbook for sports turf, reinvents the playing field, and redefines the player experience. CORE FieldTurf is the trusted choice for everyday use at the practice facilities of 11 Major League Soccer clubs and is the playing surface utilized at five MLS venues – Atlanta United (Mercedes-Benz Stadium), Charlotte FC (Bank of America Stadium), New England Revolution (Gillette Stadium), Portland Timbers (Providence Park), and Seattle Sounders FC (Lumen Field).

RUNNING BACK KOBE LEWIS HEADED TO PURDUE

Central Michigan running back Kobe Lewis has announced he is transferring to Purdue. Lewis is a grad student with two years of eligibility remaining.

He’s rushed for 1,579 career yards, scored 18 touchdowns and has eight 100-yard games. Lewis has 40 receptions for 270 yards during this time with Central Michigan.

COLVIN AND THE U.S. U21 NATIONAL TEAM CLAIMS GOLD AT PAN AMERICAN CUP

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue volleyball’s Raven Colvin and the U.S. Women’s U21 National Team defeated Argentina, 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-14) on Sunday to win the Pan American Cup at La Paz Arena in Baja California Sur.

It is the second time the U.S. has won the title. The last time was in 2017.

In the team’s journey to the gold medal, Colvin recorded six points in the semifinal vs. Chile, with a match-high four aces, one block and one kill after starting the final two sets.

Both the U.S. Women (5-0) and Argentina (4-2) qualified for the 2023 FIVB U21 World Championship.

Pool Play Results

June 7

United States def Costa Rica, 3-0 (25-8, 25-4, 25-8)

June 8

United States def Canada, 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-22)

June 9

United States def Argentina 3-1 (25-16, 25-21, 22-25, 27-25)

June 10

Off Day – Advanced straight to semifinals

June 11

United States def Chile, 3-0 (25-11, 25-13, 25-9)

June 12

Gold: USA vs Argentina, 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-22, 25-14)

VOLLEYBALL ADDS HAVILI, CUTRONE TO STAFF

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue volleyball head coach Dave Shondell welcomes Ainise Havili as the volunteer assistant coach and Ben Cutrone as the graduate manager.

“I’m so grateful for our entire support staff that makes this program so successful,” said Shondell. “Ainise has remarkable playing experience and quality experience in the coaching arena. Ben brings great energy and selflessness to our team with several years of experience managing with the Penn State program. Our players will benefit greatly from this group of young and talented volleyball enthusiasts.”

Havili, a three-time AVCA All-American with the Kansas Jayhawks, joins the Purdue staff as the volunteer assistant coach. During her time as a Jayhawk (2014-17), Havilli became the first player in Big 12 Conference history to be named Big 12 Setter of the Year. Additionally, Havili’s success led to four First Team All-Big 12 and AVCA All-Midwest Region First Team accolades and culminated in becoming Kansas’ all-time assists leader.

Following her collegiate career, Havili played overseas from 2019-21 for the Allianz MTV Stuttgart in Germany (2019-2020) and Karayollari Spor Kulubu in Turkey (2020-21) before returning stateside. Since then, the former setter served as an assistant coach for the Texas Image Volleyball Club while working for Signature Consultants as a recruiter.

Havili graduated from Kansas in May 2018 with a bachelor of science in sport management and a master’s in marketing from Arizona in 2019 while competing for the Wildcats’ beach volleyball team.

Cutrone graduated cum laude from Penn State in 2021 with a bachelor of science in supply chain management and minors in management information systems, legal environment of business and sociology. While a student, Cutrone served as a manager for the Penn State volleyball team, where he worked with student-athletes to develop skill in and outside of practice, help implement game plans during matches, scouted opponents and oversaw logistical needs during practice and matches.

Additionally, Cutrone was head coach of the Central Penn club team in winter 2020 after serving as the assistant coach for a year in the club system. Most recently, Cutrone comes from Frito-Lay, where he served as facility operations manager in Burlington, New Jersey.

“Ben has impressed me with his versatility and desire to do whatever is necessary to improve our team,” added Shondell. “Ainise’s success and confidence as a collegiate and professional player will be a tremendous asset to our players. Her knowledge as a First Team All-America athlete will help develop our setting crew.”

The 2022 Purdue volleyball season will begin on August 26 at the Tennessee Classic in Knoxville, Tennessee.

LONGTIME PURDUE ADMINISTRATOR NANCY CROSS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

WEST LAFAYETTE – Leading her teams from the sidelines, building support amongst loyal fans and John Purdue Club members, or strategizing with fellow employees on how to continue taking Purdue Athletics to the next level – there is very little longtime Purdue administrator Nancy Cross has not accomplished in her more than 40-year career with the Boilermakers.

One chapter on this incredible story will close and another will begin as Cross announced today (Monday, June 13) her retirement from Purdue University, effective June 30. The Boilermakers’ Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator will complete a tenure this month that touched six different decades – a time span that saw tremendous success for Purdue in both competition, the classroom and the community, as well as incredible change in the industry of college athletics.

“There are very few people who have been as devoted and meant as much to a university and athletics department as Nancy Cross has to the Boilermakers,” said Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Mike Bobinski. “During her more than 40-year tenure at Purdue University, Nancy has served in nearly every role imaginable, from assistant coach, head coach, marketing director, John Purdue Club director and most recently as Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator. She has tirelessly forged a path that has impacted thousands of people, including student-athletes, coaches, John Purdue Club members and countless others, leaving a lasting impression of what it means to be a true Boilermaker. Our entire department is grateful to Nancy for her dedicated service and wishes her the very best in the years ahead.”

Cross joined Purdue’s staff as assistant field hockey and assistant women’s basketball coach in 1977, and only departed the Old Gold & Black briefly, serving as the head coach for both the women’s basketball team and women’s tennis team at her alma mater, Ashland (Ohio) College from 1978-79. She returned to the Boilermakers immediately following that season to resume her roles with field hockey and women’s basketball. Since 1979, countless student-athletes, department coworkers, university colleagues, conference counterparts, fans and donors have had the pleasure to cross paths with “Nance”.

“I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to spend my entire professional career with Purdue University Athletics,” said Cross. “Whether it was impacting, or more accurately being impacted by, the Boilermaker student-athletes I had the privilege to coach, engaging our tremendously generous and loyal John Purdue Club members, or working closely with our outstanding coaches and support staff members, the opportunity to work every day to provide the best academic and athletic experience for all our student-athletes was a dream come true. I wish all our programs great success as they navigate this new world of intercollegiate athletics.”

Cross elevated to guide Purdue’s field hockey program as head coach in 1981, leading the Boilermakers to a 66-60-16 record (1981-88). She was honored as the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year in 1987. At the conclusion of the 1983-84 women’s basketball season, Cross traded in one of her whistles for a new role: promotions coordinator for Purdue Athletics. After four successful years wearing both hats (1984-88), Cross left behind field hockey and promotions for the John Purdue Club, working as an assistant director from 1988-93.

Six years of building relationships with donors, season ticket holders and the local community allowed Cross to continue her climb, as she ascended to director of the John Purdue Club in 1993. Cross was elevated to a higher leadership position by former director of athletics Morgan Burke in 1999, moving into the position of associate athletics director for marketing and development (1999-2004).

Cross has served as Senior Woman Administrator for Purdue Athletics since 2000, which has included sport program oversight of several Boilermaker squads, such as: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, soccer, softball and men’s and women’s tennis.

A native of Walpole, Massachusetts, Cross has been very active in campus and community service. She has been the recipient of many campus honors and awards, including Outstanding Advisor by the Purdue Foundation Student Board and Outstanding Woman (sports category) by Greater Lafayette.

In 2020, Cross was honored by the Purdue Alumni Association with the organization’s Special Boilermaker Award. The annual honor is presented to a member of the University’s faculty or staff who have contributed significantly to the improved quality of life and the betterment of the educational experience for a substantial number of Purdue students.

Cross helped the state of Indiana and city of Indianapolis host the 1987 Pan American Games during her time as Purdue’s field hockey head coach, serving as commissioner for the field hockey portion of the event. Additionally, she assisted with the World Gymnastics Championships’ local organizing committee in 1991.

PURDUE FORT WAYNE WOMEN’S SOCCER ANNOUNCES 2022 SCHEDULE

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer head coach Jason Burr has announced the schedule for the Mastodons’ 2022 season.

The season consists of two exhibition contests, eight non-league games, and 10 Horizon League games. There will be nine regular season home games at the Hefner Soccer Complex and nine away from the Summit City.

The 2022 Horizon League Championship opens on October 30. The top six in the regular season standings qualify for the postseason.

The season opens with exhibition matches at Indiana State (Aug. 7) and against Goshen (Aug. 15). The regular season starts with a home game against Chicago State on August 18. The Mastodons will hit the road for two games at Eastern Illinois (Aug. 21) and Toledo (Aug. 25) before returning home for a pair against Bellarmine (Aug. 28) and Ball State (Sept. 1). The ‘Dons will round out non-league play with two road games at Southern Illinois (Sept. 4) and Valparaiso (Sept. 9) and a home game against first-year Division I program Southern Indiana (Sept. 11).

Horizon League play starts with two home games for the Mastodons against IUPUI (Sept. 18) and Robert Morris (Sept. 22). A road trip to Oakland (Sept. 25) closes out September. The ‘Dons host Milwaukee (Oct. 1) and Northern Kentucky (Oct. 6) before a two-game stint at Wright State (Oct. 9) and at Youngstown State (Oct. 13). The last regular season home game at the Henfer Soccer Complex will be on October 16 against Green Bay. The ‘Dons hit the road for games at Detroit Mercy (Oct. 22) and Cleveland State (Oct. 26) to wrap up the regular season.

Select home games will be streamed on ESPN+ this season.

SYCAMORE ALUM STEVE RUCKMAN NAMED 2022 FRONTIER LEAGUE HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State alum Steve Ruckman was recognized among the 2022 Frontier League Hall of Fame inductees as honored by the organization this past week.

Ruckman was part of a six-man class honored by the organization after three seasons in the Frontier League. The former Sycamore third baseman spent time with both Newark (1994) and Richmond (1995, 1997) over his professional career in receiving this honor.

“This another wonderful group of people that were not only successful on the field, but were top quality individuals off the field,” said Bill Lee, Frontier League Commissioner Emeritus. “They are a great representation of their former teams and of the League.”

Ruckman was the most dominant third baseman of his era in the Frontier League. He was consistent hitter that produced a career .316 average during his time and was also was a tremendous defender compiling a career .940 fielding percentage. He was twice named to the Frontier League Post Season All-Star Team at 3B.

Prior to his professional career, Ruckman lined up with the Sycamores from 1991-93 playing in 178 games in the corner infield. He posted a career .320 batting average at ISU with 16 home runs, 22 doubles, and 10 triples, while adding 53 stolen bases.

ANDERSON ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2022

Anderson University has announced the 2022 Hall of Fame Induction Class, which includes Monica (Crowe) Shinn, Tracy (Long) Reinholt, Brian Stoneking, Randy Wilson and the 2003 Baseball team.

The Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is set to take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 during Homecoming Weekend at 11 a.m. in York Performance Hall.

Public is welcome to attend.

Monica (Crowe) Shinn arrived at Anderson from Muncie, Ind. in the fall of 2008 to compete in softball for the Ravens.

Shinn earned all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) honors twice during her career. Shinn received all-HCAC Honorable Mention as a sophomore and then garnered first-team all-HCAC honors as a senior. She competed on Anderson’s 2011 and 2012 HCAC Championship team. Shinn was also selected as HCAC Pitcher of the Week six times in her career. As a senior, Shinn put together a 20-2 record, becoming the second 20-game winner in school history as well as tying the school record in wins. Shinn also holds each of the top four spots in school history for single-season strikeouts and the top two spots for single-season shutouts.

During her career, Shinn went 52-25 with three saves and a 2.21 ERA. She notched 528 strikeouts, 19 shutouts and a .211 opponent batting average. Among Anderson career leaders, Shinn ranks first in strikeouts, first in shutouts, third in innings pitched (492.1), third in appearances (96), third in games started (78) and fourth in complete games (52).

Tracy (Long) Reinholt came to Anderson from Warsaw, Ind. in the fall of 1983 to compete in track and field for the Ravens.

Reinholt was a two-time NCCAA All-American and a three-time NAIA All-District 21 selection during her career. During her junior year, Reinholt captured the NCCAA title in the 100 hurdles and also competed on the NCCAA champion 4×100 relay team. As a senior, Reinholt defended her NCCAA title in the 100 hurdles. Reinholt was selected as an NAIA All-District recipient in her final three years of competition. As a junior, Reinholt qualified for nationals in the 100 hurdles and placed 10th. She also earned all-Hoosier Conference for Women (HCW) honors as a senior. Reinholt still holds the outdoor school records in both the 100 hurdles (14.57) and the 400 hurdles (1:04.86). Her NCCAA champion 4×100 relay team also ranks fifth in program history with a time of 50.30 seconds.

Brian Stoneking arrived at Anderson from Plainfield, Ind. in the fall of 1977 to compete in football for the Ravens.

Stoneking posted 14 sacks and 80 total tackles as a senior, which keyed in his selection as an NAIA First-Team All-American. He also garnered NAIA All-District honors, First-Team All-Hoosier Buckeye Collegiate Conference (HBCC) honors and was named NAIA District 21 Defensive Player of the Week as a senior. Following a 7-2 season in 1979, Anderson went 8-1 in 1980 and secured the HBCC title. Stoneking has tallied 213 tackles on record. Stoneking’s 14-sack season ties for third in school history. He has 21 career sacks on record, which ranks fourth in program history.

Randy Wilson came to Anderson from Fortville, Ind. in the fall of 1972 to compete in baseball for the Ravens.

Wilson was a three-time all-HBCC catcher, earning honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. He also garnered all-NAIA District 21 recognition during the same years. As a sophomore, Wilson put together a .528 on-base percentage, which ranks seventh in Anderson history. He also contributed a .431 batting average, a .625 slugging percentage and 25 RBI’s. Wilson followed up during his junior year by turning in a .527 on-base percentage, which ranks eighth in the Anderson record books. He also provided a .400 batting average and a .588 slugging percentage. As a senior, Wilson notched five home runs, 37 runs and 35 RBI’s. Wilson produced a .360 batting average, a .464 on-base percentage and a .551 slugging percentage. He is also one of 15 players in school history to draw four walks in a game. During his career, Wilson hit 10 homers, drove in 85 runs and scored 67 runs. He provided a .376 batting average, a .488 on-base percentage and a .564 slugging percentage during his career. Wilson’s .488 career on-base percentage ranks sixth in Anderson school history.

The 2003 Baseball team captured the HCAC title and advanced to the NCAA D-III World Series, finishing third place. During the HCAC Tournament, Anderson entered the elimination round, but managed to defeat the College of Mount St. Joseph twice on the final day of the tournament to claim the conference title. In the NCAA Regional, the Ravens fell in the opening contest, but rallied for four consecutive wins, capped off by a pair of consecutive wins against top-seeded Ohio Wesleyan University to win the regional championship. The Ravens opened the World Series with consecutive wins and secured third. Anderson’s first-team all-HCAC recipients included Adam Bollier, Brent Hodges, Troy Loyd and Aaron Woolsey. The Ravens compiled a 35-16 record on the season.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | BASS, SHIVELY COLLECT NAIA ALL-AMERICAN AWARDS

KANSAS CITY – The Taylor baseball program pulled in a pair of top honors recently, with TJ Bass and Luke Shively earning NAIA All-American honors and becoming just the third set of teammates in the history of the program to reach All-American status in the same season.

The honors for Bass and Shively were the 11th and 12th All-American awards for Taylor baseball in the past 14 seasons. The pair joined the tandems of Nathan Targgart and Jared Adkins in 2017 and Ryne Otis and Rhett Goodmiller in 2012 as the only duos in program history to accomplish the feat together in the same campaign.

Bass made additional history with his NAIA First-Team All-American nod, becoming the first player in the history of TU baseball to be named a First-Team All-American. The junior destroyed the Taylor single-season record books en route to the award, setting new program bests with 23 home runs and 94 runs batted in to shatter the previous marks of 16 home runs by Adkins (2017) and 68 RBI by Otis (2010).

Bass ranked No. 2 in the NAIA in RBI and No. 7 in home runs during the historic 2022 season and added a .366 batting average, a .473 on-base clip and a .761 slugging percentage. The slugging junior and Crossroads League Player of the Year added 58 runs and 15 doubles, while working 41 walks to just 33 strikeouts.

Shively joined Bass on the prestigious list as an Honorable Mention All-American after concluding a record-setting senior season with the Trojans on the bump. The righty hurler and Crossroads League Pitcher of the Year set TU’s single-season record with 11 wins, ranking No. 7 in the NAIA in that category this spring.

Shively took over the ace role for Taylor in 2022, going 11-2 with a 2.92 earned-run average and 1.08 WHIP in 92.1 innings of work. Shively completed three of his 15 starts, fanned 9.4 hitters per nine and approached the 100-strikeout mark before ending with 97.

The efforts of Bass and Shively helped No. 25 Taylor to a 41-18 record, a CL Tournament Championship and an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament Opening Round.

Taylor Baseball NAIA All-Americans During Kyle Gould Era
2022 – TJ Bass (First-Team)
2022 – Luke Shively (Honorable Mention)
2021 – Joe Moran (Honorable Mention)
2018 – Matt Patton (Second-Team)
2017 – Nathan Targgart (Honorable Mention)
2017 – Jared Adkins (Honorable Mention)
2016 – Lincoln Reed (Honorable Mention)
2012 – Ryne Otis (Honorable Mention)
2012 – Rhett Goodmiller (Honorable Mention)
2011 – Ryne Otis (Honorable Mention)
2010 – Michael Kraynak (Honorable Mention)
2009 – Michael Kraynak (Honorable Mention)

THREE WILDCATS HONORED WITH ITA AWARDS

MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan women’s tennis collected six awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. All-American teams were named with Maddie Bemisderfer and Ashlee Fisk in singles and the duo of Lena Golz/Maddie Bemisderfer in doubles.

“It is amazing to have three of our women’s players be named to the ITA All-American team” said Coach Eddy Shigley. “This is quite the honor because to earn this award you have to finish the season in the nation’s Top 20 singles players or Top 10 doubles teams. This is a testimony to how strong our teams were this year!”

SINGLES ALL-AMERICAN

Maddie Bemisderfer

Ashlee Fisk

DOUBLES ALL-AMERICAN

Lena Golz/Maddie Bemisderfer

EAST REGION AWARDS

ITA Rookie of the Year

Ashlee Fisk

Shigley Perspective – “Ashlee put together on the best freshman seasons in IWU history. She went 30-5 in singles and 18-3 in doubles. She is an incredibly hard worker and I know she is only going to get better.”

ITA Most Improved Senior

Lena Golz

Shigley Perspective – “Lena’s confidence was a bit shaky earlier in the season; however, she really turned things around on spring break with a tremendous win against Keiser. She was really tough to beat after spring break and came up with significant wins of the Wildcats.”

ITA Senior Player of the Year

Maddie Bemisderfer

Shigley Perspective – “Maddie has had an outstanding career as a Wildcat. It is only fitting for her to be named the East Region Senior of the Year. She has dominated our region for four years. We are going to miss the leadership of both Maddie and Lena next year.”

ITA FINAL RANKINGS

No. 8 – Maddie Bemisderfer

No. 18 – Ashlee Fisk

No. 28 – Lena Golz

No. 37 – Thais Mendez

Wildcats finished in the NAIA round of eight with a 39-6 record.

ITA RECOGNIZES WILDCATS WITH REGIONAL AWARDS & ALL-AMERICAN HONORS

MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan men’s tennis honored with a handful of awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.  Wildcats collected three East Region Awards; Eddy Shigley as Wilson ITA Coach of the Year, Mike Esposito as ITA Assistant Coach of the Year, and Isaac Steiner with the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship award.  Three singles and two doubles teams were also honored.

“It is amazing to have four of our men’s players named to the ITA All-American team” said Coach Eddy Shigley. “This is quite the honor because to earn this award to have to finish the season in the nation’s Top 20 singles players or Top 10 doubles teams. This is a testimony to how strong our teams were this year!”

SINGLES ALL-AMERICAN

Martin Carrizo

Jeremias Rocco

Leonardo Sprovieri

DOUBLES ALL-AMERICAN

Martin Carrizo/Leonardo Sprovieri

Josh Turnquest/Jeremias Rocco

REGION AWARDS

Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award

Isaac Steiner

Shigley Perspective – “Isaac is an amazing leader both on and off the court. He loves his teammates and serves them in many ways. He desires to honor Christ in every area of life. He has a heart of a true champion – one that competes hard on the court to obtain a victory yet allows Christ to shine through him at all times.”

Wilson ITA Coach of the Year

Eddy Shigley

ITA Assistant Coach of the Year

Mike Esposito

Shigley Perspective – “Mike is an amazing assistant coach. He drives 1.5 hours each way for practice or a home match and yet he does it with tremendous joy. He loves both Jesus and our players really well. I can’t imagine coaching without Mike.”

ITA FINAL RANKINGS

No. 4 – Jeremias Rocco

No. 11 – Martin Carrizo

No. 15 – Leonardo Sprovieri

No. 34 – Karl Wurth

No. 42 – Isaac Steiner

Wildcats historic season ended in the NAIA fab four and finished the season with a 41-5 record.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1870       AT THE CAPITOLINE GROUNDS IN BROOKLYN, THE CINCINNATI RED STOCKINGS SEE THEIR 130-GAME CONSECUTIVE WINNING STREAK (81 OFFICIAL GAMES AND 49 EXHIBITIONS) ENDING, WHEN THEY LOSE TO THE ATLANTICS IN EXTRA INNINGS, 8-7. DURING THE GAME, IN AN EFFORT NOT TO HIT THE BALL TO GEORGE WRIGHT, THE OPPONENTS’ SLICK-FIELDING SHORTSTOP, HOMETOWN THIRD BASEMAN, AND CAPTAIN, BOB FERGUSON, BATS LEFT-HANDED, BECOMING THE FIRST-KNOWN SWITCH-HITTER IN BASEBALL HISTORY.

1919       BATTING ONLY .198 IN 25 GAMES SINCE BEING ACQUIRED LAST MONTH FROM THE SEATTLE RAINIERS OF THE PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE, JOE WILHOIT SCRATCHES OUT A FIRST-INNING SINGLE TO BEGIN THE LONGEST CONSECUTIVE GAME HITTING STREAK IN THE HISTORY OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL. THE WICHITA JOBBERS’ OUTFIELDER WILL HIT SAFELY IN 69 WESTERN LEAGUE CONTESTS, COLLECTING 153 HITS IN 297 AT-BATS FOR AN ASTOUNDING .515 BATTING AVERAGE.

1926       IN WHAT WILL TURN OUT TO BE ONE OF JOHN MCGRAW’S WORST TRADES, THE GIANTS DEAL OUTFIELDER BILLY SOUTHWORTH, BATTING .328 AT THE TIME, TO THE CARDINALS FOR HEINIE MUELLER, WHO WILL HIT ONLY .265 OVER TWO SEASONS FOR NEW YORK. THE REDBIRDS’ NEW FLY CHASER, A FUTURE HALL OF FAMER, WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE TEAM’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SEASON.

1933       NEW YORK MANAGER JOE MCCARTHY AND INFIELDER LOU GEHRIG ARE THROWN OUT OF THE GAME, RESULTING IN THE YANKEE SKIPPER GETTING SUSPENDED FOR THREE GAMES. FORTUNATELY, HIS FIRST BASEMAN ISN’T, AND THE IRON HORSE’S CONSECUTIVE GAME STREAK STAYS INTACT AT 1,249 CONTESTS.

1948       IN FRONT OF A CROWD OF 12,622 AT EBBETS FIELD, JACKIE ROBINSON, WHO HITS A THIRD-INNING TWO-RUN HOMER, AND CLEVELAND’S LARRY DOBY, THE ONLY TWO AFRICAN-AMERICANS BIG LEAGUERS, PLAY AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR THE FIRST TIME. IN THE SUNDAY EVENING CHARITY EXHIBITION GAME, THE DODGERS BEST THE FIRST-PLACE INDIANS, 6-2, RAISING $15,000 FOR THE BROOKLYN AMATEUR BASEBALL FEDERATION, WHICH BENEFITS SANDLOT BALLPLAYERS IN FLATBUSH.

1952       AFTER PURCHASING HANK AARON FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS CLOWNS FOR $10,000, THE BRAVES SIGN THE 18-YEAR-OLD NEGRO LEAGUE PLAYER AND ASSIGN HIM TO THE EAU CLAIRE BEARS, THE TEAM’S CLASS-C FARM TEAM. THE FUTURE HOME RUN KING, NAMED THE NORTHERN LEAGUE’S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WHEN HE HITS .336 AND NINE HOMERS IN 87 GAMES, WILL PLAY SECOND BASE FOR THE WISCONSIN MINOR LEAGUE TEAM.

1952       IN THE BRAVES’ 3-1 LOSS TO THE VISITING CUBS, WARREN SPAHN GOES THE DISTANCE, WHIFFING 18 BATTERS IN 15 INNINGS. THE BOSTON SOUTHPAW, WHO HOMERS FOR THE TEAM’S LONE RUN, BECOMES THE SIXTH PITCHER TO COMPILE 18 OR MORE STRIKEOUTS IN A GAME BUT THE FIRST HURLER WHO NEEDED EXTRA FRAMES IN ACCOMPLISHING THE FEAT.

1953       BEFORE 74,708 FANS, THE YANKEES SWEEP THE INDIANS, 6-2 AND 3-0, TO EXTEND THE TEAM’S WINNING STREAK TO EIGHTEEN CONSECUTIVE GAMES. THE BRONX BOMBERS’ RUN OF VICTORIES WILL END WITH A 3-1 LOSS TO ST. LOUIS, ONE WIN SHY OF THE FRANCHISE MARK OF 19 SET IN 1947.

1956       FRANK ‘TRADER’ LANE LIVES UP TO HIS NICKNAME WHEN THE CARDINALS GM COMPLETES A SEVEN-PLAYER DEAL WITH THE GIANTS. THE REDBIRDS SWAP FUTURE HALL OF FAMER SECOND BASEMAN RED SCHOENDIENST, CATCHER BILL SARNI, AND SOUTHPAW DICK LITTLEFIELD TO THE JINTS FOR SHORTSTOP ALVIN DARK, OUTFIELDER WHITEY LOCKMAN, BACKSTOP RAY KATT, AND LEFT-HANDER DON LIDDLE.

1963       IN A 10-3 WIN OVER THE REDS AT CROSLEY FIELD, METS OUTFIELDER DUKE SNIDER HITS HIS 400TH CAREER HOMER OFF OF BOB PURKEY. WITH HIS SWEET LEFT-HANDED SWING, THE FUTURE HALL OF FAMER WILL FINISH HIS 18-YEARS IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES WITH 407 ROUND-TRIPPERS.

1963       AT CLEVELAND STADIUM, WILLIE KIRKLAND BECOMES JUST THE SECOND MAJOR LEAGUER, JOINING VERN STEPHENS, TO HIT TWO EXTRA-INNING HOME RUNS IN THE SAME GAME. THE INDIAN OUTFIELDER’S 11TH INNING ROUND-TRIPPER TIES THE GAME AT TWO RUNS APIECE, WITH HIS HOMER IN THE 19TH RESULTING IN A 3-2 WALK-OFF VICTORY OVER WASHINGTON, EXTENDING THE SENATORS’ LOSING STREAK TO TEN GAMES.

1965       REDS STARTER JIM MALONEY, WHO STRIKES OUT 18 BATTERS, NO-HITS THE METS FOR TEN INNINGS BUT LOSES 1-0 WHEN JOHNNY LEWIS CONNECTS FOR A HOMER IN THE ELEVENTH IN THE CROSLEY FIELD CONTEST. IN AUGUST AT WRIGLEY FIELD, THE RIGHT-HANDER WILL AGAIN GIVE UP NO HITS THROUGH THE FIRST NINE INNINGS BUT RECORDS THIS TIME A NO-HITTER WHEN HIS TEAMMATE LEO CARDENAS CONNECTS IN THE TOP OF THE TENTH, PROVIDING THE ONLY RUN IN CINCINNATI’S 1-0 VICTORY OVER CHICAGO.

1966       THE FLORIDA STATE LEAGUE’S MIAMI MARLINS EDGE SPARKY ANDERSON’S ST. PETERSBURG CARDINALS, 4-3, IN THE LONGEST UNINTERRUPTED GAME EVER PLAYED IN ORGANIZED BASEBALL. THE FSL CONTEST, WHICH TAKES SIX HOURS AND 59 MINUTES TO COMPLETE, ENDS WHEN SOUTHPAW MICHAEL HEBERT TOSSES A PERFECT 1-2-3 BOTTOM HALF OF THE 29TH INNING AFTER HE DOUBLED, EVENTUALLY SCORING ON A SAC FLY IN THE TOP OF THE FRAME.

1969       REGGIE JACKSON ACCUMULATES 11 TOTAL BASES AND DRIVES IN TEN RUNS IN OAKLAND’S 21-7 ROUT OF THE RED SOX. THE A’S OUTFIELDER’S OFFENSIVE OUTPUT IN THE FENWAY PARK CONTEST INCLUDES A PAIR OF TWO-RUN HOMERS, A DOUBLE, AND A SINGLE.

1969       AFTER PLAYING NINE YEARS IN NEW YORK, 30-YEAR-OLD TOM TRESH IS TRADED BY THE YANKEES TO THE TIGERS FOR OUTFIELDER RON WOODS. THE 1962 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR, WHO GREW UP IN DETROIT, WILL RETIRE AT THE END OF THE SEASON AFTER BATTING .224 IN 94 GAMES FOR HIS NEW TEAM.

1974       THANKS TO DENNY DOYLE’S ONE-OUT DOUBLE PLATING MICKEY RIVERS IN THE 15TH INNING, THE ANGELS BEAT THE RED SOX AND LUIS TAINT, WHO GOES THE DISTANCE FACING 56 BATTERS IN THE 4-3 WALK-OFF LOSS TO THE HALOS. CALIFORNIA STARTER NOLAN RYAN, THROWING AN UNBELIEVABLE 235 PITCHES, WHIFFS CECIL COOPER SIX CONSECUTIVE TIMES IN THE ANAHEIM STADIUM CONTEST EN ROUTE TO STRIKING OUT 19, A FEAT THE 27-YEAR-OLD RIGHT-HANDER WILL ACCOMPLISH THREE TIMES THIS SEASON.

1975       THE ANGELS TRADE DENNY DOYLE TO THE RED SOX IN EXCHANGE FOR A PLAYER TO BE NAMED LATER (CHUCK MINOR) AND CASH. BOSTON’S NEW SLICK-FIELDING SECOND BASEMAN WILL PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE TEAM’S CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON, COMPILING A 22-GAME HITTING STREAK AND BATTING .310 AFTER ARRIVING FROM CALIFORNIA.

1978       THE PHILLIES TRADE OUTFIELDERS JAY JOHNSTONE AND BOBBY BROWN TO THE YANKEES FOR RIGHT-HANDER RAWLY EASTWICK. PHILADELPHIA’S NEW RELIEVER WILL COMPILE A 2-1 RECORD THIS SEASON, APPEARING IN 51 GAMES.

1985       AFTER RETIRING TWO SEASONS AGO, EARL WEAVER RETURNS TO THE ORIOLES DUGOUT, REPLACING HIS SUCCESSOR JOE ALTOBELLI, WHO WON A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN HIS FIRST YEAR WITH THE CLUB. IN THE 105 GAMES REMAINING, ‘EARL OF BALTIMORE’ WILL GUIDE THE TEAM TO A 53-52 RECORD, RETIRING FOR GOOD AT THE END OF NEXT SEASON AFTER THE O’S FINISH IN SEVENTH PLACE.

1989       IN A 6-4 VICTORY OVER THE BLUE JAYS AT COUNTY STADIUM, ROBIN YOUNT’S CONSECUTIVE GAMES STREAK ENDS. THE BREWERS CENTER FIELDER ESTABLISHES A NEW CLUB RECORD BY PLAYING IN 276 STRAIGHT CONTESTS.

1990       THE NATIONAL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO EXPAND FROM 12 TO 14 TEAMS. THE TWO NEW FRANCHISES THAT WILL BEGIN PLAYING IN 1993 ARE THE FLORIDA MARLINS AND COLORADO ROCKIES.

1995       MIKE BENJAMIN GOES 6-FOR-7, FIVE SINGLES AND A DOUBLE, DRIVING IN THE WINNING RUN IN THE 13TH INNING OF THE GIANTS’ 4-3 VICTORY OVER CHICAGO AT WRIGLEY FIELD. THE GIANT THIRD BASEMAN SETS A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD BY GETTING 14 HITS IN THREE GAMES.

1996       AFTER BREAKING LOU GEHRIG’S RECORD, CAL RIPKEN CONTINUES TO SET NEW STANDARDS FOR CONSECUTIVE GAMES WHEN HE SURPASSES THE WORLD RECORD OF 2,216TH STRAIGHT CONTESTS ESTABLISHED BY SACHIO KINUGASA, ON HAND AT KAUFFMAN STADIUM TO SEE HIS GLOBAL ACCOMPLISHMENT ECLIPSED. THE FORMER HIROSHIMA CARP THIRD BASEMAN SET THE PREVIOUS MARK IN 1987 WHILE PLAYING IN THE JAPANESE CENTRAL LEAGUE.

1998       WITH A 4-2 VICTORY OVER CLEVELAND, THE YANKEES TIE A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD BY WINNING OR SPLITTING THEIR 24TH CONSECUTIVE SERIES. THE BRONX BOMBERS EQUAL THE MARK SHARED BY THE 1912 RED SOX AND THE 1970 REDS.

2002       DUE TO THE 14 INTERLEAGUE CONTESTS IN NATIONAL LEAGUE BALLPARKS, A DESIGNATED HITTER DOESN’T COME TO BAT IN A FULL SLATE OF MAJOR LEAGUE GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1972. VISITING HURLERS WILL GET PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO SWING THE BAT, AS THERE ISN’T A HOME GAME SCHEDULED IN AN AMERICAN LEAGUE PARK FOR TEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS.

2005       BEHIND CHUCK KLEIN (683RD GAME – 1933) AND LLOYD WANER (686TH GAME – 1932), ICHIRO SUZUKI (696TH GAME – 2005) BECOMES THE THIRD-FASTEST BIG LEAGUER PLAYER TO REACH THE 1000-HIT MARK. THE 31-YEAR-OLD MARINERS OUTFIELDER ALSO HOLDS THE RECORD IN JAPAN FOR BEING THE QUICKEST PLAYER TO ATTAIN 1,000 HITS, REACHING THE MILESTONE IN 757 GAMES.

2005       AFTER BEING ASKED TO INVESTIGATE IN THE SEVENTH INNING, THE UMPIRES EXAMINE BRENDAN DONNELLY’S GLOVE FOR A FOREIGN SUBSTANCE AND DISCOVER ILLEGAL PINE TAR. THE ANGEL PITCHER, WHO CLAIMS HE USES THE MATERIAL TO CONTROL SWEATING, IS TOSSED, RESULTING IN HIS SKIPPER MIKE SCIOSCIA AND NATIONALS MANAGER FRANK ROBINSON EXCHANGING ANGRY WORDS, WHICH INCITES A BRAWL, CLEARING BOTH BENCHES AND BULLPENS.

2006       RUSS ORTIZ (0-5, 7.54) BECOMES THE HIGHEST-PAID PLAYER EVER TO BE CUT BY A MAJOR LEAGUE TEAM. ALTHOUGH THE TEAM STILL OWES $22 MILLION OF THE $33 MILLION OF THE FOUR-YEAR DEAL SIGNED IN DECEMBER 2004, THE DIAMONDBACKS DESIGNATE THE 32-YEAR-OLD RIGHTY FOR ASSIGNMENT, MEANING THE CLUB HAS TEN DAYS TO TRADE, WAIVE, OR RELEASE THE PITCHER, WHO HAS A 1-14 RECORD IN HIS LAST 19 STARTS.

2010       AFTER JUST SEVEN DAYS IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES, STEPHEN STRASBURG IS NAMED NATIONAL LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK. THE NATIONALS’ RIGHT-HANDED FLAMETHROWER STARTS HIS CAREER 2-0 WITH 22 STRIKEOUTS, SECOND TO ONLY KARL SPOONER, WHO FANNED FIVE MORE BATTERS IN HIS FIRST TWO MAJOR LEAGUE STARTS WITH THE DODGERS IN 1954.

2014       JIMMY ROLLINS BECOMES THE PHILLIES’ ALL-TIME HITS LEADER WHEN HE SINGLES IN THE FIFTH AGAINST CHICAGO’S EDWIN JACKSON FOR HIS 2,235TH HIT FOR THE 132-YEAR-OLD FRANCHISE. AT THE END OF THE FRAME, MIKE SCHMIDT, THE HALL OF FAMER WHO SET THE PREVIOUS MARK, GREETS THE 35-YEAR-OLD SWITCH-HITTING SHORTSTOP WITH A HIGH-FIVE AND A HUG AT FIRST BASE WITH THE ENTIRE TEAM THEN COMING OUT FROM THE PHILADELPHIA DUGOUT TO OFFER THEIR CONGRATULATIONS ON THE MILESTONE HIT.

2015       THE BLUE JAYS, WITH THEIR 13-5 ROUT OF THE RED SOX AT FENWAY PARK, WIN THEIR 11TH STRAIGHT GAME, TYING A FRANCHISE RECORD, A MARK ACCOMPLISHED THREE TIMES PREVIOUSLY. A 4-3 EXTRA-INNING LOSS TO THE METS AT CITI FIELD TOMORROW SNAPS THE TEAM’S CONSECUTIVE VICTORY STREAK.

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

1887 NY GIANTS BEAT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 29-1

1888 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S TENNIS, PHILADELPHIA CRICKET CLUB: BERTHA TOWNSEND BEATS DEFENDING CHAMPION ELLEN HANSELL 6-3, 6-5

1889 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S TENNIS, PHILADELPHIA CRICKET CLUB: DEFENDING CHAMPION BERTHA TOWNSEND BEATS LIDA VOORHEES 7-5, 6-2

1894 PHILLIES BEAT CINCINNATI REDS, 21-8

1902 MINOR LEAGUE’S MOST LOPSIDED BASEBALL GAME: CORSICANA 51; TEXARKANA 3 JUSTIN CLARK OF CORSICANA, TEXAS MINORS HITS 8 HOME RUNS IN 1 GAME

1909 REPRESENTATIVES FROM ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH AFRICA MEET AT LORD’S AND FORM THE IMPERIAL CRICKET CONFERENCE.

1912 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S TENNIS, PHILADELPHIA CC: MARY BROWNE BEATS ELEONORA SEARS 6-4, 6-2 FOR HER FIRST OF 3 STRAIGHT US SINGLES TITLES

1920 DE ZWEEF SOCCER TEAM FORMS IN NIJVERDAL

1923 BRITISH OPEN MEN’S GOLF, ROYAL TROON GC: ENGLISHMAN ARTHUR HAVERS HOLES A BUNKER SHOT ON 72ND HOLE TO WIN HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE, 1 STROKE AHEAD OF DEFENDING CHAMPION WALTER HAGEN

1928 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS BASEBALL STAR TY COBB, STEALS HOME FOR A RECORD 54TH TIME

1931 EDDIE COLLINS & HARRY HEILMANN RETIRE FROM BASEBALL

1938 1ST NIGHT GAME AT BROOKLYN EBBETS FIELD (REDS 6, DODGERS 0) AS CINCINNATI RED JOHNNY VANDER MEER HURLS UNPRECEDENTED 2ND CONSECUTIVE NO-HITTER

1947 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, ST. LOUIS CC: LEW WORSHAM DEFEATS SAM SNEAD BY 1 STROKE IN AN 18-HOLE PLAYOFF FOR HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE

1951 JOE LOUIS SCORED HIS LAST KNOCK OUT VICTORY

1953 BROWNS END YANKEES WIN STREAK AT 18 & BROWNS 14-GAME LOSING STREAK

1953 NY YANKEES FIRST BASEMAN JOHNNY MIZE IS 93RD MLB PLAYER TO GET 2,000 HITS

1955 THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE VOTES TO AWARD ROME THE RIGHTS TO HOST THE 1960 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

1957 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, INVERNESS CLUB: DICK MAYER DEFEATS DEFENDING CHAMPION CARY MIDDLECOFF BY 7 STROKES IN AN 18-HOLE PLAYOFF TO WIN HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE

1957 89TH BELMONT: BILL SHOEMAKER ABOARD GALLANT MAN WINS IN 2:26.6

1957 YANKS TRADE BILLY MARTIN & RALPH TERRY FOR RYNE DURAN

1962 PHILLIES SCORE 10 RUNS IN AN INNING AGAINST REDS EN ROUTE TO 13-8 WIN

1963 AMERICAN LEONARD “BUDDY” EDELEN RUNS WORLD RECORD MARATHON (2:14:28) AT POLYTECHNIC MARATHON (FROM WINDSOR TO CHISWICK, ENGLAND)

1963 SF GIANTS FUTURE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PITCHER JUAN MARICHAL NO-HITS HOUSTON COLT .45S, 1-0

1965 DETROIT PITCHER DENNY MCLAIN IN RELIEF STRIKES OUT FIRST 7 BATTERS FACED & RECORD 14 IN 6 2/3 INNINGS IN TIGERS 6-5 WIN OVER BOSTON RED SOX; BILL FREEHAN TIES CATCHER RECORD OF 19 PUTOUTS

1968 15TH CURTIS CUP: US WINS 10½-7½ AT ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB (NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND)

1969 US OPEN GOLF, CHAMPIONS GC: ORVILLE MOODY WINS ONLY MAJOR TITLE BY 1 STROKE FROM AL GEIBERGER, BOB ROSBERG & DEAN BEMAN

1969 METS HELP THEIR POWER NEEDS BY ADDING 1ST BASEMAN DONN CLENDENON

1970 LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S GOLF, PLEASANT VALLEY CC: SHIRLEY ENGLEHORN WINS HER ONLY MAJOR TITLE; BEATS 1967 CHAMPION KATHY WHITWORTH BY 4 STROKES IN AN 18-HOLE PLAYOFF

1974 FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S TENNIS: AMERICAN TEENAGER CHRIS EVERT BEATS OLGA MOROZOVA OF RUSSIA 6-1, 6-2 FOR FIRST OF A RECORD 7 FRENCH SINGLES TITLES

1975 FRENCH OPEN MEN’S TENNIS: SWEDEN’S BJÖRN BORG RETAINS TITLE; BEATS GUILLERMO VILAS OF ARGENTINA 6-2, 6-3, 6-4

1976 IN A BLOCKBUSTER MLB TRADE, NY YANKEES SEND MAY, MARTINEZ, PAGAN, MACGREGOR & DEMSEY TO BALTIMORE ORIOLES FOR HOLTZMAN, ALEXANDER, GRANT JACKSON, ELROD HENRICK & JIM FREEMAN

1976 RAIN OUT! ASTRODOME CANCELS GAME HEAVY RAINS MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR VISITING TEAM AND UMPIRES TO GET THROUGH FLOODED STREETS TO THE STADIUM

1977 NY METS TRADE TOM SEAVER TO REDS FOR PAT ZACHRY

1980 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, BALTUSROL GC: JACK NICKLAUS SETS NEW TOURNAMENT SCORING RECORD 272 (-8) TO WIN HIS 4TH OPEN TITLE, 2 STROKES AHEAD OF ISAO AOKI OF JAPAN

1983 CARDS TRADE KEITH HERNANDEZ TO METS FOR NEIL ALLEN & RICK OWNBEY

1984 AMERICAN BOXER THOMAS HEARNS RETAINS WBC LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE WITH 2 ROUND KO OF ROBERTO DURÁN OF PANAMA AT CAESAR’S PALACE, LAS VEGAS; MARKS FIRST TIME IN HIS ILLUSTRIOUS CAREER DURÁN KNOCKED OUT

1987 MICHAEL SPINKS TKOS GERRY COONEY IN 5 FOR HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING TITLE

1989 BALTIMORE ORIOLES PULL THEIR 9TH TRIPLE PLAY (VS YANKEES)

1992 JEFF REARDON BREAKS ROLLIE FINGERS’ SAVE RECORD WITH #342

1994 NEW YORK GIANTS CUT SUPER BOWL XXI MVP QUARTERBACK PHIL SIMMS AFTER 15 YEARS SERVICE WITH THE NFL CLUB

1997 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, CONGRESSIONAL CC: ERNIE ELS WINS HIS SECOND OPEN TITLE, THE SECOND OF HIS 4 MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1 STROKE AHEAD OF RUNNER-UP COLIN MONTGOMERIE

2001 NBA FINALS: LOS ANGELES LAKERS BEAT PHILADELPHIA 76ERS, 100-86 IN GAME 5 TO WIN BACK-TO-BACK TITLES; MVP: SHAQUILLE O’NEAL FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR

2003 NBA FINALS: SAN ANTONIO SPURS BEAT NEW JERSEY NETS, 88-77 IN GAME 6 FOR FRANCHISE’S SECOND TITLE; MVP: TIM DUNCAN

2003 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, OLYMPIA FIELDS CC: AMERICAN JIM FURYK WINS HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE BY 3 FROM STEPHEN LEANEY OF AUSTRALIA

2004 NBA FINALS: DETROIT PISTONS BEAT LOS ANGELES LAKERS, 100-87 IN GAME 5 TO COMPLETE ONE OF THE GREATEST UPSETS IN NBA HISTORY; MVP: CHAUNCEY BILLUPS

2011 STANLEY CUP FINAL, ROGERS ARENA, VANCOUVER, BC: BOSTON BRUINS DEFEAT VANCOUVER CANUCKS, 4-0 FOR 4-3 SERIES WIN; BRUINS END 39-YEAR STANLEY CUP DROUGHT

2014 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, PINEHURST RESORT: MARTIN KAYMER OF GERMANY LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE TO WIN HIS SECOND MAJOR TITLE, 8 STROKES AHEAD OF RUNNERS-UP ERIK COMPTON AND RICKIE FOWLER

2014 NBA FINALS: SAN ANTONIO SPURS BEAT MIAMI HEAT, 104-87 IN GAME 5 FOR 5TH NBA CHAMPIONSHIP IN FRANCHISE HISTORY; MVP: KAWHI LEONARD

2015 STANLEY CUP FINAL, UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DEFEAT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING, 2-0 FOR A 4-2 SERIES VICTORY; BLACKHAWKS’ 6TH CHAMPIONSHIP

2018 WORLD CUP: PORTUGAL 3. SPAIN 3 – CRISTIANO RENALDO SCORES HAT-TRICK – 4TH PLAYER TO SCORE IN 4 DIFFERENT WC’S – 1ST TO SCORE IN 8 CONSECUTIVE MAJOR TOURNAMENTS

2019 IN A BLOCKBUSTER NBA TRADE, THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS SEND FORWARD ANTHONY DAVIS TO THE LA LAKERS FOR BRANDON INGRAM, LONZO BALL, JOSH HART & 3 FUTURE 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICKS INCLUDING 2019 #4

2019 BASEBALL JERSEY BELONGING TO BABE RUTH BECOMES MOST EXPENSIVE SPORTS MEMORABILIA WHEN IT SELLS FOR $5.64 MILLION AT AN AUCTION IN NEW YORK

TV TUESDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
PITTSBURGH AT ST. LOUIS1:15PMATTSN-PIT
BALLY SPORTS
TAMPA BAY AT NY YANKEES7:05PMTBS
YES
BALLY SPORTS
ATLANTA AT WASHINGTON7:05PMMLBN
MASN/2
BALLY SPORTS
MIAMI AT PHILADELPHIA7:05PMNBCS-PHI
BALLY SPORTS
BALTIMORE AT TORONTO7:07PMSPORTSNET
MASN/2
MILWAUKEE AT NY METS7:10PMSNY
BALLY SPORTS
OAKLAND AT BOSTON7:10PMNBCS-CA
NESN
CHI. WHITE SOX AT DETROIT7:10PMMLBN
NBCS-CHI
BALLY SPORTS
PITTSBURGH AT ST. LOUIS7:45PMATTSN-PIT
BALLY SPORTS
HOUSTON AT TEXAS8:05PMATTSN-SW
BALLY SPORTS
SAN DIEGO AT CHI. CUBS8:05PMMARQ
BALLY SPORTS
CLEVELAND AT COLORADO8:40PMBALLY SPORTS
CINCINNATI AT ARIZONA9:40PMBALLY SPORTS
KANSAS CITY AT SAN FRANCISCO9:45PMNBCS-BAY
BALLY SPORTS
LA ANGELS AT LA DODGERS10:10PMTBS
SPORTSNET
BALLY SPORTS
MINNESOTA AT SEATTLE10:10PMROOT SPORTS
BALLY SPORTS
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: KAZAKHSTAN VS SLOVAKIA10:00AMFS2
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: ARMENIA VS SCOTLAND12:00PMFS2
WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: COSTA RICA VS NEW ZEALAND2:00PMFS2
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: GERMANY VS ITALY2:45PMFS1
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: FRENCH GUIANA VS BELIZE3:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: BONAIRE VS U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS VS SINT MAARTEN4:30PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: BERMUDA VS MONTSERRAT6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: HAITI VS GUYANA6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: JAMAICA VS MEXICO8:00PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: JUVENTUDE VS SANTOS8:30PMPARAMOUNT+
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: EL SALVADOR VS USA10:00PMFS1
MLS: SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC VS VANCOUVER WHITECAPS10:30PMESPN+
WNBATIME ETTV
PHOENIX AT WASHINGTON7:00PMESPN2
SEATTLE AT MINNESOTA9:00PMESPN2

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES4416.73326 – 718 – 919 – 1017 – 55 – 19 – 1W 4
TORONTO3624.600819 – 1017 – 1410 – 109 – 714 – 56 – 4W 2
TAMPA BAY3525.583921 – 1314 – 1210 – 66 – 912 – 96 – 4W 1
BOSTON3229.52512.513 – 1419 – 157 – 146 – 717 – 68 – 2W 1
BALTIMORE2636.4191915 – 1511 – 2111 – 177 – 104 – 64 – 6L 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA3627.57120 – 1416 – 1311 – 917 – 108 – 66 – 4W 1
CLEVELAND2927.5183.516 – 1013 – 175 – 512 – 89 – 87 – 3W 1
CHI WHITE SOX2831.475613 – 1715 – 1411 – 118 – 125 – 55 – 5W 1
DETROIT2436.40010.516 – 188 – 187 – 1111 – 121 – 84 – 6L 2
KANSAS CITY2040.33314.512 – 218 – 194 – 911 – 172 – 74 – 6L 3
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON3724.60716 – 1021 – 143 – 611 – 219 – 124 – 6L 1
TEXAS2931.4837.514 – 1615 – 155 – 85 – 415 – 165 – 5W 3
LA ANGELS2933.4688.517 – 1812 – 156 – 146 – 212 – 112 – 8L 1
SEATTLE2734.4431013 – 1314 – 216 – 146 – 511 – 105 – 5L 2
OAKLAND2141.33916.57 – 2314 – 187 – 106 – 126 – 141 – 9L 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS4022.64519 – 821 – 1419 – 75 – 213 – 105 – 5W 1
ATLANTA3527.565520 – 1415 – 1311 – 1011 – 69 – 810 – 0W 12
PHILADELPHIA3130.5088.518 – 1613 – 147 – 144 – 213 – 109 – 1W 1
MIAMI2732.45811.515 – 1412 – 1815 – 82 – 46 – 146 – 4L 2
WASHINGTON2340.36517.511 – 2012 – 205 – 187 – 79 – 115 – 5L 2
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
ST. LOUIS3527.56519 – 1216 – 154 – 617 – 99 – 55 – 5W 1
MILWAUKEE3428.548115 – 1219 – 1610 – 1119 – 113 – 52 – 8W 1
PITTSBURGH2435.4079.513 – 1711 – 183 – 59 – 2011 – 72 – 8L 7
CHI CUBS2337.3831111 – 2112 – 161 – 213 – 157 – 112 – 8L 7
CINCINNATI2239.36112.512 – 1710 – 223 – 510 – 135 – 164 – 6W 2
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS3723.61717 – 1020 – 139 – 88 – 514 – 84 – 6L 3
SAN DIEGO3824.61317 – 1321 – 1111 – 616 – 1010 – 77 – 3W 1
SAN FRANCISCO3426.567318 – 1316 – 1313 – 105 – 611 – 97 – 3W 4
ARIZONA2934.4609.514 – 1715 – 1712 – 109 – 105 – 133 – 7L 1
COLORADO2734.44310.516 – 1611 – 188 – 166 – 48 – 114 – 6W 2

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT