MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
PITTSBURGH 4 DETROIT 1
ATLANTA 5 LA ANGELS 1
MINNESOTA 3 ST. LOUIS 2
KANSAS CITY 7 NY METS 6 (10)
LA DODGERS 7 OAKLAND 3
TAMPA BAY 5 NY YANKEES 2
BALTIMORE 13 TORONTO 3
TEXAS 2 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 0
HOUSTON 2 CLEVELAND 0
BOSTON 6 SEATTLE 4
PHILADELPHIA 3 MIAMI 1
MILWAUKEE 6 WASHINGTON 4
CHICAGO CUBS 20 CINCINNATI 9
SAN DIEGO 8 COLORADO 5
SAN FRANCISCO 4 ARIZONA 3
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
INDIANAPOLIS 7 GWINNETT 5
SOUTH BEND 9 WISCONSIN 2
FORT WAYNE 10 GREAT LAKES 5
CONNECTICUT 79 MINNESOTA 69
INDIANA 72 PHOENIX 71
LAS VEGAS 93 ATLANTA 72
NEW YORK 76 LOS ANGELES 69
Major League Baseball
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Acquired RHP Jack Flaherty from St. Louis in exchange for LHP Drew Rom, minor league INF Cesar Prieto and minor league RHP Zack Showalter.
BOSTON RED SOX — Sent LHP Chris Sale to Worcester (IL) on a rehab assignment. Acquired INF Luis Urias from Milwaukee in exchange for minor league RHP Bradley Blalock and optioned him to Worcester (IL). Reinstated C Reese McGuire from the 10-day IL. Designated C Jorge Alfaro for assignment.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Acquired RHP Luis Patino from Tampa Bay in exchange for cash considerations.
CLEVELAND GUARDIANS — Released SS Jean Segura.
DETROIT TIGERS — Recalled RHP Trey Wingenter from Toledo (IL). Sent RHP Will Vest to Toledo on a rehab assignment. Acquired SS Eddys Leonard from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash.
HOUSTON ASTROS — Acquired RHP Justin Verlander and cash considerations from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league OFs Drew Gilbert and Ryan Clifford. Designated INF Joe Perez for assignment.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Acquired LHP Tucker Davidson from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations. Reinstated 1B Matt Beaty from the 7-day IL. Recalled LHP Angel Zerpa from Omaha (IL). Acquired minor league RHPs Henry Williams and Jesus Rios from San Diego in exchange for RHP Scott Barlow. Recalled RHPs Jackson Kowar and James McArthur from Omaha.
LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Sent 1B Jared Walsh outright to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of OF Jordyn Adams from Salt Lake. Transferred OF Jo Adell from the 10- day IL to the 60-day IL. Optioned INF Michael Stefanic to Salt Lake. Recalled RHP Victor Mederos from Rocket City (SL). Placed RHP Griffin Canning on the 15-day IL, retroactive to July 29. Transferred RHP Sam Bachman from the 15-day IL to the 60-day Il. Sent INF Brandon Drury to Salt Lake on a rehab assignment. Sent RHP Davis Daniel to the Arizona Complex League (ACL) on a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with RHP JD Hammer on a minor league contract.
NEW YORK YANKEES — Transferred C Jose Trevino from the 10-day IL to the 60-day Il. Acquired RHP Keynan Middleton from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for RHP Juan Carela. Optioned RHP Spencer Howard to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).
OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Recalled LHP Kirby Snead from Las Vegas (PCL). Selected the contract of INF Tyler Wade from Las Vegas. Reinstated C Manny Pina from the 60-day IL and designated him for assignment.
SEATTLE MARINERS — Acquired RHP Eduard Bazardo from Baltimore in exchange for minor league RHP Kogan Rinehart. Recalled RHP Trent Thornton from Tacoma (PCL). Optioned RHP Juan Then and OF Taylor Trammell to Tacoma. Designated INF Kolton Wong for assignment. Activated INF Josh Rojas and OF Dominic Canzone.
TEXAS RANGERS — Traded RHP Spencer Howard to the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations. Acquired C Austin Hedges from Pittsburgh in exchange for international bonus pool money. Traded RHP Spencer Howard to the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations. Activated RHPs Max Scherzer, Chris Stratton and LHP Jordan Montgomery. Optioned LHP Cody Bradford and RHP Yerry Rodriguez to Round Rock (PCL).
TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Designated LF Jordan Luplow for assignment. Reinstated LHP Hyun Jin Ryu from the 60-day IL. Optioned RHP Bowden Francis to Buffalo (IL). Recalled INF Otto Lopez from Buffalo and placed him on the 60-day Il. Recalled INF Ernie Clement from Buffalo. Recalled INF Ernie Clement from Buffalo.
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS— Acquired RHP Peter Strzelecki from Milwaukee in exchange for LHP Andrew Chafin. Activated RHP Paul Sewald and INF Jace Peterson. Recalled LHP Joe Mantiply from Reno (PCL). Optioned RHP Peter Strzelecki and INF Diego Castillo to Reno. Designated RHP Cole Sulser for assignment. Acquired OF Tommy Pham and cash considerations from the New York Mets in exchange for INF Jeremy Rodriguez. Agreed to terms with SS Sergio Alcantara on a minor league contract.
ATLANTA BRAVES — Sent RF Sam Hilliard to Gwinnett (IL) on a rehab assignment.
CHICAGO CUBS — Traded RHPs Manuel Rodriguez and Adrian Sampson and future considerations to Tampa Bay in exchange for RHP Josh Roberson and international signing bonus pool space. Activated 3B Jeimer Candelario. Designated OF Trey Mancini for assignment.
CINCINNATI REDS — Sent RHP Casey Legumina to Louisville (IL) and RHP Hunter Greene to the Florida Complex League (FCL) on rehab assignments. Activated LHP Sam Moll. Optioned RHP Daniel Duarte to Louisville.
COLORADO ROCKIES — Traded LHP Brad Hand to Atlanta in exchange for RHP Alec Barger. Acquired LHP Justin Bruihl from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations and optioned him to Albuquerque (PCL). Reinstated RHP Tyler Kinley from the 60-day IL. Sent INF Sean Bouchard to Spokane (NL) on a rehab assignment.
LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Acquired LHP Ryan Yarbrough from Kansas City in exchange for minor league INFs Devin Mann and Derlin Figueroa.
MIAMI MARLINS — Sent RHP Tommy Nance to Jupiter (FSL) on a rehab assignment. Acquired INF Jake Burger from the Chicago White Sox in exchange minor league LHP Jake Eder. Acquired 1B Josh Bell from Cleveland in exchange for INF Jean Segura and minor league INF Kahlil Watson. Acquired LHP Ryan Weathers from San Diego in exchange for INF Garrett Cooper, RHP Sean Reynolds. and cash considerations. Reinstated LHP Andrew Nardi from the 15-day IL. Optioned RHP Edward Cabrera to Jacksonville (IL).
MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Sent RHP Brandon Woodruff, 3B Brian Anderson and LHP Bennett Sousa to Nashville (IL) on rehab assignments. Activated LF Mark Canha. Acquired RHP Even McKendry from Tampa Bay in exchange for C Alex Jackson and optioned him to Nashville (IL).
NEW YORK METS — Acquired minor league INF Jeremiah Jackson from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for RHP Dominic Leone and cash considerations. Acquired RHP Phil Bickford and LHP Adam Kolarek from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. Selected the contracts OF Rafael Ortega from Syracuse (IL). Recalled RHP John Curtis, LHP Josh Walker and C Michael Perez from Syracuse.
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES — Acquired RHP Michael Lorenzen from Detroit in exchange for minor league INF Hao-Yu Lee. Acquired INF Rodolfo Castro from Pittsburgh in exchange for LHP Bailey Falter.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Traded C Austin Hedges to the Texas Rangers in exchange for international cap space. Activated INF Ke’Bryan Hayes from the 10-day IL. Recalled C Jason Delay from Indianapolis (IL). Selected the contract of INF/OF Vinny Capra from Indianapolis. Sent SS Ji Hwan Bae to Indianapolis on a rehab assignment.
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Traded SS Paul DeJong and cash considerations to Atlanta Braves in exchange for RHP Matt Svanson. Activated LHP John King. Placed INF Brendan Donovan on the 10-day IL. Reinstated SS Tommy Edman from the 10-day IL. Recalled LHP Andrew Suarez and SS Jose Fermin from Memphis (IL). Recalled RHP James Naile from Memphis.
SAN DIEGO PADRES — Acquired LHP Rich Hill and 1B Ji Man Choi from Pittsburgh in exchange for LHP Jackson Wolf, 1B Alfonso Rivas an OF Estuar Suero. Designated INF Brandon Dixon and OF Preston Tucker for assignment.
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Reinstated OF AJ Pollock from the 10-day IL. Sent INF Thairo Estrada to Sacramento (PCL) on a rehab assignment. Optioned SS Marco Luciano to Sacramento.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled INF Jake Alu from Rochester (IL). Claimed LHP Robert Garcia off waivers from Miami. Activated OF/1B Mark Canha. Acquired LHP Andrew Chafin from Arizona in exchange for RHP Peter Strzelecki. Acquired RHP Evan McKendry from Tampa Bay in exchange for C Alex Jackson and optioned him to Nashville (IL).
Minor League Baseball
FLORENCE Y’ALLS — Released LHP Michael Kirian.
GATEWAY GRIZZLIES — Signed RHP Parker Johnson.
JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed OF Julian Boyd and OF Broc Mortensen. Released LHP Marco Quintarar.
LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Signed RHP Zarion Sharpe.
NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Received INF Ti’Quan Forbes from Leones de Yucatan of the Mexican League.
NEW YORK BOULDERS — Signed LHP Weston Lombard.
OTTAWA TITANS — Signed OF Jake Sanford and LHP Jario Vasquez.
TRI-CITY VALLEYCATS — Traded RHP Nick Belzer to the Kane County Cougars of the American Association.
National Football League
CAROLINA PANTHERS — Signed DT Nick Thurman. Waived LB Arron Mosby and DT John Penisini.
CHICAGO BEARS — Claimed DT Bravvion Roy off waivers from Carolina.
CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed CB Lorenzo Burns.
DENVER BRONCOS — Signed CB Fabian Moreau. Re-signed WR Nick Williams.
DETROIT LIONS — Waived TE Shane Zylstra with an injury designation.
GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed OL Cole Schneider and TE Andre Miller. Waived G Chuck Filiaga and TE Camren McDonald.
HOUSTON TEXANS — Signed TE Dalton Keene an K Jake Bates. Placed RB Troy Hairston on injured reserve.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Signed RB Toriano Clinton and OT Dan Skipper. Waived DT Jamal Woods, OT Jordan Murray and TE Kaden Smith.
INTER MIAMI CF — Signed Argentine D Tomas Aviles to a contract running through the 2026 Major League Soccer (MLS) season with options for 2027 and 2028. Aviles joins the Club from Argentine side Racing Club as part of MLS’ U-22 initiative.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS — Released TE O.J. Howard and OT Justin Murray. Re-signed QB Chase Garbers. Signed LB Darius Harris. Waived LB Kana’i Mauga.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Claimed WR Thyrick Pitts off waivers from Chicago. Placed WR Jalen Hurd o the retired list
NEW YORK GIANTS — Placed C J.C. Hassenauer on injured reserve. Signed G Sean Harlow.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Signed RBs John Lovett and Greg Bell. Released RB Jason Huntley.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed DL Taco Charlton to a one-year contract. Waived S Avery Young.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Re-signed NT Robert Cooper. Signed OL Liam Ryan. Waived NT Roderick Perry.
National Hockey League
BOSTON BRUINS — Signed C Trent Fredric to a two-year contract.
NEW YORK RANGERS — Signed D Brandon Scanlin to a one-year, two-way contract.
Major League Soccer
MLS — Placed New England Revolution head coach Bruce Arena on administrative leave pending a review into allegations that he made insensitive and inappropriate remarks.
ATLANTA UNITED — Signed F Jamal Thiare, pending receipt of his international transfer certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa.
COLORADO RAPIDS — Acquired $75,000 in general allocation money (GAM) and a first-round 2024 MLS Super Draft pick from St Louis City SC in exchange for D Anthony Markanich. Acquired $150,000 in 2023 general allocation money (GAM) from Portland in exchange for M Bryan Acosta.. The Rapids would also receive up to $175,000 in 2024 GAM if certain performance and roster-based metrics are met during the remainder of the 2023 MLS season.
HOUSTON DYNAMO FC — Signed M Sebastian Kowalczyk, pending receipt of his international transfer certificate (ITC) and P-1 visa.
LA GALAXY — Acquired M Diego Fagundez from Austin FC in exchange for M Memo Rodriguez.
NEW YORK CITY FC — Signed F Julian Fernandez to a five-year contract, pending receipt of his international transfer certificate (ITC) and a P-1 visa.
REAL SALT LAKE — Signed M Braian Ojeda from Nottingham Forrest (English Premiere League) to a three-year contract.
SAN DIEGO EARTHQUAKES — Extended the loan of D Rodrigues through the reminder of the season.
MILWAUKEE — Named Shaun Wegner head baseball coach.
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 1
|BOYLE COUNTY (KY.)||AT||GIBSON SOUTHERN||6:00 PM|
|CENTER GROVE||VS.||ST. EDWARD (OHIO)||12:05 AM|
|SOUTHSIDE HOMESCHOOL||AT||PHALEN ACADEMY||5:00 PM|
BIG 10 WEEKLY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA
MARYLAND VS. CHARLOTTE
PENN STATE VS. DELAWARE
MINNESOTA VS. EASTERN MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS AT KANSAS
INDIANA VS. INDIANA STATE
IOWA AT IOWA STATE
NEBRASKA AT COLORADO
PURDUE AT VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. RICHMOND
RUTGERS VS. TEMPLE
MICHIGAN VS. UNLV
NORTHWESTERN VS. UTEP
WISCONSIN AT WASHINGTON STATE
OHIO STATE VS. YOUNGSTOWN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. BOWLING GREEN
WISCONSIN VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN
INDIANA VS. LOUISVILLE (IN INDIANAPOLIS, IN)
MINNESOTA AT NORTH CAROLINA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN AT DUKE
ILLINOIS VS. PENN STATE
PURDUE VS. SYRACUSE
MARYLAND VS. VIRGINIA
RUTGERS VS. VIRGINIA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. WASHINGTON
IOWA VS. WESTERN MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. WESTERN KENTUCKY
INDIANA VS. AKRON
ILLINOIS VS. FLORIDA ATLANTIC
PENN STATE VS. IOWA
NEBRASKA VS. LOUISIANA TECH
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MARYLAND
NORTHWESTERN VS. MINNESOTA
OHIO STATE AT NOTRE DAME
MICHIGAN VS. RUTGERS
PURDUE VS. WISCONSIN
PURDUE VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. INDIANA
MINNESOTA VS. LOUISIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
NORTHWESTERN VS. PENN STATE
RUTGERS VS. WAGNER
NORTHWESTERN VS. HOWARD
OHIO STATE VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN
ILLINOIS VS. NEBRASKA
IOWA VS. PURDUE
WISCONSIN VS. RUTGERS
MARYLAND VS. ILLINOIS
MICHIGAN VS. INDIANA
WISCONSIN VS. IOWA
RUTGERS VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. OHIO STATE
PENN STATE VS. UMASS
MICHIGAN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
IOWA VS. MINNESOTA
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHWESTERN
OHIO STATE VS. PENN STATE
INDIANA VS. RUTGERS
ILLINOIS VS. WISCONSIN
PENN STATE VS. INDIANA
NORTHWESTERN VS. MARYLAND
MINNESOTA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
WISCONSIN VS. OHIO STATE
NEBRASKA VS. PURDUE
MINNESOTA VS. ILLINOIS
NORTHWESTERN VS. IOWA (IN CHICAGO, IL)
MICHIGAN STATE VS. NEBRASKA
RUTGERS VS. OHIO STATE
MARYLAND VS. PENN STATE
MICHIGAN VS. PURDUE
INDIANA VS. WISCONSIN
ILLINOIS VS. INDIANA
NEBRASKA VS. MARYLAND
PENN STATE VS. MICHIGAN
OHIO STATE VS. MICHIGAN STATE
PURDUE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NORTHWESTERN
IOWA VS. RUTGERS
IOWA VS. ILLINOIS
MARYLAND VS. MICHIGAN
INDIANA VS. MICHIGAN STATE
OHIO STATE VS. MINNESOTA
WISCONSIN VS. NEBRASKA
NORTHWESTERN VS. PURDUE
PENN STATE VS. RUTGERS
NEBRASKA VS. IOWA
FRIDAY, NOV. 24
PURDUE VS. INDIANA
RUTGERS VS. MARYLAND
ILLINOIS VS. NORTHWESTERN
MICHIGAN VS. OHIO STATE
MICHIGAN STATE VS. PENN STATE
MINNESOTA VS. WISCONSIN
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, AUG. 26
NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (DUBLIN, IRELAND) | 2:30 P.M. | NBC
MERCER VS. NORTH ALABAMA (MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
JACKSONVILLE STATE VS. UTEP | 5:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. UMASS | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. OHIO | 7 P.M. | FS1
VANDERBILT VS. HAWAI’I | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
JACKSON STATE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (ATLANTA, GEORGIA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
USC VS. SAN JOSE STATE | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
LOUISIANA TECH VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WAKE FOREST VS. ELON | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UCF VS. KENT STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
GEORGIA STATE VS. RHODE ISLAND | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN VS. NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA | 8 P.M. | FOX
MISSOURI VS. SOUTH DAKOTA | 8 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UTAH VS. FLORIDA | 8 P.M. | ESPN
TULSA VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UAB VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE VS. SOUTHERN UTAH | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. HOWARD | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | FS1
MIAMI (FLA.) VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH VS. LOUISVILLE (MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
KANSAS VS. MISSOURI STATE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
HAWAI’I VS. STANFORD | 11 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
KENTUCKY VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LIBERTY VS. BOWLING GREEN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU VS. LOUISIANA TECH | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
TENNESSEE VS. VIRGINIA (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) | 12 P.M. | ABC
TCU VS. COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA VS. ARKANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. MERCER | 2 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
IOWA STATE VS. UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TEMPLE VS. AKRON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO VS. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AIR FORCE VS. ROBERT MORRIS | 2 P.M. | ALTITUDE SPORTS
OREGON VS. PORTLAND STATE | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
AUBURN VS. UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
WASHINGTON VS. BOISE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NOTRE DAME VS. TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT VS. WOFFORD | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CINCINNATI VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS VS. RICE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. GARDNER-WEBB | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. WESTERN CAROLINA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS VS. CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE VS. COLGATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
GEORGIA VS. UT MARTIN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. MONMOUTH | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. THE CITADEL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON VS. BUCKNELL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL VS. ALBANY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. MAINE | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. NEVADA | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TEXAS A&M VS. NEW MEXICO | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UL MONROE VS. ARMY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
VANDERBILT VS. ALABAMA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
COLORADO STATE VS. WASHINGTON STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON VS. UTSA | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS STATE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OKLAHOMA STATE VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. NORTH CAROLINA (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
WYOMING VS. TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
LOUISIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH VS. OLD DOMINION | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TULANE VS. SOUTH ALABAMA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
UTEP VS. UIW | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BYU VS. SAM HOUSTON | 10:15 P.M. | FS1
UCLA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. IDAHO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | CBS
SAN JOSE STATE VS. OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
FLORIDA STATE VS. LSU (ORLANDO, FLORIDA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
MONDAY, SEPT. 4
DUKE VS. CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 3
N.Y. JETS VS. CLEVELAND (NBC), 8:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
HOUSTON AT NEW ENGLAND, 7:00
MINNESOTA AT SEATTLE, 10:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
N.Y. GIANTS AT DETROIT, 7:00
GREEN BAY AT CINCINNATI, 7:00
ATLANTA AT MIAMI, 7:00
PITTSBURGH AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
WASHINGTON AT CLEVELAND, 7:30
DENVER AT ARIZONA, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
INDIANAPOLIS AT BUFFALO, 1:00
TENNESSEE AT CHICAGO, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT CAROLINA, 4:00
JACKSONVILLE AT DALLAS, 5:00
PHILADELPHIA AT BALTIMORE, 7:00
L.A. CHARGERS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
KANSAS CITY AT NEW ORLEANS, 1:00
SAN FRANCISCO AT LAS VEGAS, 4:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
CLEVELAND AT PHILADELPHIA, 7:30
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
CAROLINA AT N.Y. GIANTS, 7:00
CINCINNATI AT ATLANTA, 7:30
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
JACKSONVILLE AT DETROIT, 1:00
MIAMI AT HOUSTON, 4:00
BUFFALO AT PITTSBURGH, 6:30
CHICAGO AT INDIANAPOLIS, 7:00
TAMPA BAY AT N.Y. JETS, 7:30
KANSAS CITY AT ARIZONA, 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT GREEN BAY, 8:00
TENNESSEE AT MINNESOTA, 8:00
DENVER AT SAN FRANCISCO, 8:30
LAS VEGAS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
DALLAS AT SEATTLE, 10:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
NEW ORLEANS AT L.A. CHARGERS, 7:05
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
BALTIMORE AT WASHINGTON (ESPN), 8:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA, 7:30
INDIANAPOLIS AT PHILADELPHIA (PRIME VIDEO), 8:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
DETROIT AT CAROLINA (CBS), 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT TENNESSEE, 8:15
L.A. CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
BUFFALO AT CHICAGO, 1:00
SEATTLE AT GREEN BAY, 1:00
CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY, 1:00
ARIZONA AT MINNESOTA, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT N.Y. GIANTS, 6:00
CINCINNATI AT WASHINGTON, 6:05
MIAMI AT JACKSONVILLE, 7:00
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
LAS VEGAS AT DALLAS, 8:00
L.A. RAMS AT DENVER, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
HOUSTON AT NEW ORLEANS (FOX), 8:00
WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
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Framber Valdez tossed his first career no-hitter and faced the minimum 27 batters as the Houston Astros made a pair of third-inning runs stand in a 2-0 victory over the visiting Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday.
Valdez (9-7) was masterful from the onset in his 93-pitch gem. The 29-year-old lefty retired the first 12 batters he faced, six via strikeout, before surrendering a leadoff walk to Oscar Gonzalez in the top of the fifth inning. That frame ended with a ground-ball double play.
Valdez struck out seven and issued just the one walk while throwing the third no-hitter of the season. A two-run, third-inning single by Kyle Tucker gave him all the support he needed.
Guardians rookie Gavin Williams (1-3) allowed two runs on four hits in five innings.
Cubs 20, Reds 9
Dansby Swanson had five RBIs and clubbed two of Chicago’s seven homers in a blowout of visiting Cincinnati.
Cody Bellinger added a two-run homer and Mike Tauchman belted a three-run drive for the Cubs, who also got a solo shot from Nico Hoerner, a two-run blast from Patrick Wisdom and a three-run homer from Miguel Amaya. Those seven homers tied a club record for the Cubs, who posted 21 hits en route to their highest-scoring game this season. Chicago has now won 11 of its last 14 games. Justin Steele (12-3) won his third straight outing, but he yielded five runs (four earned) and nine hits in six innings.
Tyler Stephenson had a two-run homer and Matt McLain added three hits and two RBIs for the National League Central-leading Reds, who are 4-1 at Wrigley Field in 2023. Cincinnati’s Ben Lively (4-7) allowed 13 runs and 13 hits, including four homers, over four innings.
Padres 8, Rockies 5
Juan Soto homered twice and drove in four runs to lead San Diego over Colorado in Denver.
Fernando Tatis Jr. added two RBIs to help the Padres win for the ninth time in 14 games. San Diego’s Jake Cronenworth had two hits for the fifth consecutive game while Robert Suarez (1-0) got the win after one scoreless inning of relief.
Ryan McMahon homered and drove in four runs for Colorado. Elias Diaz had three doubles and Jurickson Profar also had three hits for the Rockies, who have lost five of their past seven games. Peter Lambert (2-2) gave up four runs on four hits in 4 1/3 in the loss.
Red Sox 6, Mariners 4
Alex Verdugo and Reese McGuire homered and Brayan Bello overcame a rough start to pitch six innings as Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a win in Seattle.
Bello (8-6) gave up four runs on eight hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Kenley Jansen pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 24th save of the season.
Eugenio Suarez homered and drove in three runs for the Mariners, who lost for just the second time in their past seven games. Bryce Miller (7-4) took the loss after giving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings.
Dodgers 7, Athletics 3
Los Angeles watched a pair of newcomers pave the way as right-hander Lance Lynn went seven innings in his debut with the club and Enrique Hernandez delivered a three-run double in a victory over visiting Oakland.
Lynn (7-9), acquired from the Chicago White Sox last week, gave up three runs on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts to become the first Los Angeles starter to go seven innings since Clayton Kershaw on June 20. Mookie Betts hit a home run and Chris Taylor walked four times for the Dodgers, who won the series opener after going 2-4 with a pair of series losses against the Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds to begin a nine-game homestand.
A’s left-hander Ken Waldichuk (2-7) did not give up a hit over the first three innings before the Dodgers started to get their offensive bearings in the fourth. After James Outman was hit by a pitch to bring home Los Angeles’ first run, Tayler Scott replaced Waldichuk and Hernandez greeted him with his bases-clearing double off the left field wall.
Pirates 4, Tigers 1
Liover Peguero hit a two-run homer and Johan Oviedo pitched seven strong innings as Pittsburgh topped visiting Detroit.
Endy Rodriguez added an RBI triple and Josh Palacios had a sacrifice fly for the Pirates, who have won three in a row and five of their past seven. Oviedo (5-11) picked up his 11th quality start. He gave up one run and six hits, with five strikeouts and two walks.
Akil Baddoo had an RBI single for the Tigers, who have lost six of their last seven. Matt Manning (3-3) allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings, with six strikeouts and no walks.
Rays 5, Yankees 2
Zach Eflin pitched six scoreless innings and Randy Arozarena and Yandy Diaz homered off Carlos Rodon as Tampa Bay picked up another win in New York.
The Rays have gone deep six times while taking the first two games of the three-game series. The Rays are 6-3 against the Yankees this season and have scored 18 runs in the last three games. The Yankees are 7-14 in their last 21 games.
Eflin (12-6) set a career high for wins, allowing just two singles and a double on the night. He struck out five and walked none. Yankees starter Carlos Rodon (1-4) struggled in his fifth start since coming back after missing three months with forearm and back injuries. The left-hander allowed four runs and four hits in four innings. He struck out five and walked four.
Braves 5, Angels 1
Michael Harris II hit a pair of solo home runs to back right-hander Spencer Strider’s record-setting performance, helping host Atlanta even its their three-game series with Los Angeles.
Strider (12-3) pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed one run on five hits, with two walks and nine strikeouts. His streak of double-digit strikeout games ended at four, but he has fanned nine or more batters in eight straight games and leads the major leagues with 208 strikeouts. He also broke his own major league record for fewest innings needed to reach 200 strikeouts. He set the record with 130 innings pitched last year and broke it on Tuesday at 123 1/3 innings.
Angels starter Patrick Sandoval (6-8) pitched five innings and allowed two runs on three hits, with four walks and three strikeouts. Atlanta scored a run in the first inning. Ozzie Albies singled and came around to score on Matt Olson’s sacrifice fly, his league-leading 90th RBI of the season.
Twins 3, Cardinals 2
Donovan Solano delivered a decisive two-run, pinch-hit single in the seventh inning as visiting Minnesota edged St. Louis to snap a five-game losing streak.
Twins starter Pablo Lopez (6-6) allowed one run on four hits over six innings. Jhoan Duran survived Tyler O’Neill’s solo homer in the ninth to earn his 18th save.
Miles Mikolas (6-7) gave up three runs, two earned, on six hits in seven innings as the Cardinals lost for the eighth time in 11 games.
Phillies 3, Marlins 1
Bryce Harper hit a game-tying double in the ninth inning and Nick Castellanos followed with a go-ahead, two-run home run to rally visiting Philadelphia past Miami.
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara pitched eight scoreless innings, putting himself in position for the win. He allowed just four hits and one walk. But closer David Robertson — acquired from the New York Mets last week — blew the save chance and dropped to 4-3.
Philadelphia’s Seranthony Dominguez pitched the bottom of the ninth for his first save of the year after Gregory Soto (3-4) pitched a scoreless eighth to get the win. Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez, who leads the majors with a .381 batting average, went 2-for-5.
Royals 7, Mets 6 (10 innings)
MJ Melendez scored on a balk to complete a three-run 10th inning for host Kansas City, which beat New York thanks to a chaotic final inning.
Francisco Alvarez hit a leadoff two-run homer in the 10th off Carlos Hernandez (1-6) before the Royals stormed back against a trio of Mets relievers. Bobby Witt Jr.’s leadoff double off Brooks Raley (0-2) scored automatic runner Maikel Garcia before Witt scored on Melendez’s single. With bases loaded and two outs, Josh Walker entered the game but balked in Melendez.
The teams combined for only two runs in the first six innings — the Mets’ Pete Alonso homered in the second and Garcia delivered a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Brewers 6, Nationals 4
Brice Turang and Joey Wiemer both drove in two runs from the bottom of the batting order and Milwaukee snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating host Washington.
Andruw Monasterio and William Contreras also had RBI hits for the Brewers. Milwaukee starter Freddy Peralta (7-8) went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits.
Josiah Gray (7-9) took the loss, lasting 3 2/3 innings and giving up five runs on four hits. The Nationals held a 3-1 lead after CJ Abrams’ two-run single in the second inning. That came two batters after Jake Alu knocked in a run with a single.
Orioles 13, Blue Jays 3
Anthony Santander was 3-for-4 with a grand slam and right-hander Kyle Bradish pitched seven innings to lead visiting Baltimore past Toronto.
Bradish (7-6) allowed three runs, four hits and one walk while striking out seven. Gunnar Henderson added a solo home run as part of a 3-for-5 night with four RBIs for the Orioles, who have won the first two games of a four-game series.
Toronto left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1), pitching for the first time since June of last year following Tommy John surgery, gave up four runs on nine hits over five-plus innings. Danny Jansen hit a two-run home run and Brandon Belt added a solo shot for the Blue Jays.
Rangers 2, White Sox 0
Mitch Garver and Adolis Garcia homered, Andrew Heaney struck out a season-high 11 batters over six-plus innings and Texas opened a three-game series against Chicago with a victory in Arlington, Texas.
Heaney (8-6) allowed two hits with no walks for the Rangers, who snapped a three-game skid. Josh Sborz and Aroldis Chapman each pitched a scoreless inning before Will Smith retired the White Sox in order in the ninth for his 18th save.
Chicago was held to three singles and lost for the 10th time in its last 13 games. Jesse Scholtens (1-4) tossed a career-high six innings in his third career start (17th appearance), giving up one run on three hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
Giants 4, Diamondbacks 3
LaMonte Wade Jr. gave San Francisco the lead with a solo home run in the seventh inning and the host Giants rallied to edge Arizona in a duel of long balls.
The Giants’ Brandon Crawford tied the game with a two-run homer in the sixth. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Alek Thomas and Ketel Marte homered for the Diamondbacks, who had a chance to tie the Giants for second place in the National League West with a win.
Diamondbacks reliever Miguel Castro (5-5) took over for the seventh and served up the tiebreaking homer to Wade, the second batter he faced. Ryan Walker (4-0) earned the win.
THE METS ARE TRADING 3-TIME CY YOUNG AWARD WINNER JUSTIN VERLANDER TO THE ASTROS, AP SOURCES SAYS
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros are bringing back Justin Verlander, acquiring the three-time Cy Young Award winner from the New York Mets in a trade deadline blockbuster Tuesday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the agreement.
The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams hadn’t announced the agreement. One of the people said the Astros were sending top outfield prospects Drew Gilbert and Ryan Clifford to New York.
The underperforming Mets are dismantling the most expensive roster in major league history. They dealt ace Max Scherzer to the Texas Rangers on Sunday and followed up Tuesday by shedding Verlander, who they signed to an $86.7 million, two-year contract in December.
The 40-year-old Verlander earned his 250th career victory on Sunday, and 61 of those came with Houston. He was first acquired from the Detroit Tigers during the 2017 season, when he helped pitch the Astros to a World Series title.
He won his third Cy Young Award and second World Series with Houston last season, then became a free agent.
Verlander opened the season on the injured list and struggled upon his return. He’s recently been back in top form, going 4-1 with a 1.49 ERA in his past seven starts. He’s 6-5 with a 3.15 ERA in 16 starts overall this season, striking out 81 in 94 1/3 innings.
The Astros have won the AL West in five of the past six seasons but currently trail the Texas Rangers by half a game.
New York at one point had a projected payroll of $365 million bolstered by billionaire owner Steve Cohen, but the club entered Tuesday 50-55 and six games out of the final NL wild-card spot. Cohen paid off around $35 million remaining on Scherzer’s contract to facilitate that deal with the Rangers, which returned top prospect Luisangel Acuña, the younger brother of Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. It was unclear if New York was paying down any of Verlander’s salary.
Gilbert, 22, was a first-round pick by Houston in 2022 who ranks 68th on MLB.com’s Top 100 prospect list. He’s a potential five-tool player who dominated at Class A early this season – hitting .360 with a 1.107 OPS – before slumping after a demotion to Double-A. He’s hitting .241 with six homers and a .713 OPS in 60 games.
The 20-year-old Clifford was an 11th-round selection in 2022 whose stock has risen since. He’s hitting .291 with 18 home runs and a .919 OPS at two A-ball stops this season.
REPORTS: ORIOLES DEAL FOR CARDINALS RHP JACK FLAHERTY
The Baltimore Orioles added starting pitching depth at Tuesday’s trade deadline, according to multiple reports, by acquiring right-hander Jack Flaherty from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cardinals, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, receive two of the Orioles’ top prospects, infielder Cesar Prieto and left-handed pitcher Drew Rom.
Flaherty, 27, is 7-6 with a 4.43 ERA over 20 starts, striking out 106 in 109 2/3 innings.
A first-round pick by the Cardinals in 2014, Flaherty has a career mark of 41-31 with a 3.58 ERA and 706 strikeouts over 633 innings — all with St. Louis.
Prieto, 24, has played 85 games this season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, with a slash line of .349/.393/.475.
Rom, 23, has 18 starts in 19 appearances at Triple-A Norfolk with a 7-6 record, a 5.34 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 86 innings.
BLUE JAYS GET SS PAUL DEJONG FROM CARDINALS AS THEY EVALUATE BO BICHETTE’S INJURED KNEE
TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays acquired shortstop Paul DeJong and cash from the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday while they evaluate the status of injured star Bo Bichette.
The Blue Jays are sending 24-year-old pitching prospect Matt Svanson to St. Louis.
The trade comes one day after Bichette, an All-Star shortstop, left a game against the Baltimore Orioles when he appeared to injure his right knee.
The Blue Jays had not announced the extent of Bichette’s injury as of Tuesday afternoon.
DeJong was an All-Star in 2019 but hasn’t replicated quite that form since. He’s hitting .233 with 13 home runs, 32 RBIs and a .710 OPS in 81 games this season. The 29-year-old has played his entire seven-year career so far with the Cardinals.
The Blue Jays designated outfielder Jordan Luplow for assignment to make room for DeJong on the 40-man roster.
BRAVES BOLSTER BULLPEN BY ACQUIRING VETERAN LEFT-HANDER HAND FROM ROCKIES
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves added another veteran left-hander to their bullpen by acquiring Brad Hand from the Colorado Rockies before Tuesday’s trade deadline.
The Rockies acquired right-hander Alec Barger, who was 3-2 with a 3.29 ERA for Double-A Mississippi. Barger, 25, was a 17th-round draft pick out of North Carolina State by Atlanta in 2019.
Hand, 33, bolsters the bullpen, which also had left-hander A.J. Minter reinstated from the 15-day injured list on Monday. Minter had been out since July 12 while recovering from left shoulder inflammation.
The NL East-leading Braves also have dealt with the losses of left-hander Dylan Lee (left shoulder inflammation), right-hander Jesse Chavez (bruised left shin) and right-hander Nick Anderson (right shoulder strain) to the injured list.
Hand has 131 career saves in his 13-year career. The Braves are Hand’s ninth team and complete his tour of every NL East team.
Hand will be expected to work in a set-up role in Atlanta behind closer Raisel Iglesias.
Hand is 3-1 with a 4.54 ERA with Colorado this season. He posted a 2.80 ERA with five saves in 55 games with Philadelphia in 2022.
Hand set a career high with 34 saves for Cleveland in 2019. He had a combined 32 saves for San Diego and Cleveland in 2018.
REPORT: PHILLIES LAND LORENZEN FROM TIGERS
The Detroit Tigers are trading right-hander Michael Lorenzen to the Philadelphia Phillies for infield prospect Hao-Yu Lee, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
Lorenzen is having a breakout season and made his first career All-Star Game appearance. The 31-year-old owns a 5-7 record with a 3.58 ERA and 7.07 K/9 across 105 2/3 innings for the Tigers.
Lorenzen has been particularly sharp of late, posting a 3.04 ERA since the beginning of May, according to Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Lee was the Phillies’ No. 5-ranked prospect, according to MLB.com. The 20-year-old posted a .279/.367/.395 slash line, five home runs, 13 doubles, and 29 RBIs across two minor-league levels this season.
TIGERS REACH DEAL WITH DODGERS, BUT DETROIT LHP EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ EXERCISES NO-TRADE CLAUSE
DETROIT (AP) Tigers ace Eduardo Rodriguez used his no-trade clause to block a deal to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday.
“To have a chance to come to a team with guys that he’s familiar with, on a team that’s playing for a championship, it’s surprising,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Los Angeles and Detroit agreed to a trade, but the struggling Tigers were unable to move Rodriguez because of terms in his contract.
The 30-year-old left-hander can opt out of his $77 million, five-year deal to become a free agent after the World Series. Or he can choose to play out an agreement that would pay him $18 million in 2024, $16 million in 2025 and $15 million in 2026.
Rodriguez is 6-5 with a 2.95 ERA this season and 75-49 in his major league career.
“His performance is a fit for every team in baseball,” Tigers general manager Scott Harris said. “However, there were contractual headwinds that influenced his market.”
Rodriguez has bounced back this season after going 5-5 in just 17 starts last year, his first in Detroit after cashing in on his strong run with the Boston Red Sox.
“We’re excited to get Eduardo back,” Harris said. “He sent a very strong message that he likes it here.”
In June of last year, the Tigers placed Rodriguez on the restricted list after he informed them he would not rejoin the team due to personal matters. He returned later in the year and has been one of top pitchers for the rebuilding franchise this season.
“We thought we would be very desirable, but obviously for family reasons we never got a chance to talk to Eduardo, but we talked to his agent numerous times,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. “Obviously, we would have loved for him to join what we have going here, but it’s hard for us to argue with family reasons.”
Detroit did get a significant deal done before the deadline, sending right-hander Michael Lorenzen to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league infielder Hao-Yu Lee on Tuesday.
The Tigers added Philadelphia’s No. 5 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The Phillies signed Lee out of Taiwan in 2021.
The 20-year-old second baseman has hit .283 with a .372 on-base percentage and 14 stolen bases in 64 games for High-A Jersey Shore this season.
“We like Lee’s bat a great deal,” said Phillies team president Dave Dombrowski, a former Tigers general manager. “Maybe he’ll go over to third base, but he can really hit. He’s a good, young player. It’s not something we wanted to do, but sometimes you have to give to get.”
Detroit did finalize one deal with the Dodgers, acquiring minor league infielder Eddys Leonard for cash. Leonard, who was hitting .254 in Double-A, was assigned to Triple-A Toledo.
MARLINS OBTAIN JOSH BELL FROM GUARDIANS, SEND GARRETT COOPER TO PADRES
The Cleveland Guardians traded first baseman Josh Bell to the Miami Marlins for infielder Jean Segura and a minor league infielder on Tuesday.
Bell, 30, was signed to a two-year, $33 million contract in the offseason to pump up the Cleveland offense. He batted just .233 with 11 homers and 48 RBIs in 97 games before being moved at Tuesday’s trade deadline.
Overall, Bell has a .259 career average with 141 homers and 516 RBIs in 949 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates (2016-20), Washington Nationals (2021-22), San Diego Padres (2022) and Cleveland. He was an All-Star with the Pirates in 2019.
The Guardians said they are releasing Segura. He is owed $8.5 million in 2024.
Segura, 33, was a huge disappointment in his first season with Miami, batting just .219 with three homers and 21 RBIs. The two-time All-Star has a .281 career average with 110 homers, 513 RBIs and 211 steals in 1,413 games with six teams.
Cleveland also obtained prospect Kahlil Watson, who is currently at High-A Beloit. Watson, 20, was a first-round choice (16th overall) in the 2021 draft.
Watson is batting .206 in 58 games at Beloit.
The acquisition of Bell made first baseman Garrett Cooper expendable, and he was later traded to the Padres along with minor league right-hander Sean Reynolds and cash considerations in exchange for left-hander Ryan Weathers.
Cooper, 32, was batting .256 with 13 homers and 46 RBIs in 82 games this season. The 2022 All-Star had spent the past five-plus seasons with the Marlins.
Counting a brief stint with the New York Yankees in 2017, Cooper has a .271 career average with 52 homers and 207 RBIs in 440 games.
Weathers, 23, has been unable to stick with the Padres and was a dreadful 1-6 with a 6.25 ERA in 12 appearances (10 starts) with the team earlier this season before being demoted to Triple-A El Paso.
Overall, he is 5-13 with a 5.73 ERA in 43 appearances (29 starts) in three seasons with San Diego.
He is the son of David Weathers, who had two pitching stints with the Marlins.
Reynolds, 25, is 1-1 with a 2.35 ERA in 24 relief appearances at Double-A Pensacola this season.
REPORTS: DIAMONDBACKS TRADE FOR METS OF TOMMY PHAM
The Arizona Diamondbacks continue their push in the National League West by acquiring outfielder Tommy Pham from the New York Mets on Tuesday, multiple reports said.
The Diamondbacks sent minor league infielder Jeremy Rodriguez to New York in the deal.
Pham, 35, was batting .268 with 10 home runs, 36 RBIs and 11 stolen bases over 79 games in his first season in New York. The Diamondbacks will be his seventh team after previous career stops with St. Louis, Tampa Bay, San Diego, Cincinnati and Boston.
Pham is a career .260 hitter with 124 homers, 399 RBIs and 108 steals over 955 games.
Arizona previously acquired Seattle Mariners closer Paul Sewald to shore up the back end of their bullpen, along with third baseman Jace Peterson from the Oakland Athletics and right-hander Peter Strzelecki of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Mets, meanwhile, continued to sell off players after dealing away former Cy Young Award winners Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, relief pitcher David Robertson and outfielder/first baseman Mark Canha.
Rodriguez, 17, has played shortstop for Arizona’s Fall league team and batted .256 over 36 games.
REPORTS: MARLINS OBTAIN SLUGGER JAKE BURGER FROM WHITE SOX
The Miami Marlins acquired slugger Jake Burger from the Chicago White Sox for a pitching prospect prior to Tuesday’s trade deadline, according to multiple reports.
Chicago will receive left-hander Jake Eder in the deal. Eder was rated as Miami’s No. 4 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
Burger, a third baseman, has 25 homers and 52 RBIs in 88 games this season. But he also is batting just .214 with 102 strikeouts against just 22 walks.
Burger, 27, was second on the White Sox in homers behind Luis Robert Jr. (29) entering Tuesday.
Burger batted .230 with 34 homers and 81 RBIs in 154 games with Chicago over parts of three seasons. He was a first-round pick (No. 11 overall) by the White Sox in 2017.
Eder, 24, underwent Tommy John surgery in August 2021 and missed all of the 2022 season. He was brought along slowly this season, pitching 39 1/3 innings in nine starts over the Class-A and Double-A levels. He is 2-3 with a 5.03 ERA.
Eder was a fourth-round pick in 2020 out of Vanderbilt.
The White Sox also acquired right-hander Luis Patino from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.
Patino, 23, gave up four runs in four innings of two big-league games this season. Overall, he is 7-5 with a 5.23 ERA in 38 games (22 starts) with the San Diego Padres (2020) and Rays (2021-23).
Patino has made 27 appearances (six starts) at Triple-A Durham this season and is 3-4 with a hefty 6.75 ERA.
IOWA ST QB DEKKERS ACCUSED OF BETTING ON CYCLONES SPORTS, CHARGED WITH TAMPERING IN GAMBLING PROBE
AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State quarterback Hunter Dekkers has been accused of gambling on Cyclones sports events, including a football game, and was charged Tuesday with tampering with records related to an Iowa Criminal Division investigation into sports gambling.
The criminal complaint said Dekkers placed 366 online bets worth more than $2,799. According to documents, those bets included 26 Iowa State athletic events and a 2021 football game with Oklahoma State when Dekkers was a backup. He did not play in the game, which Iowa State won 24-21.
The Des Moines Register was first to report the charge against Dekkers, who threw for more than 3,000 yards and 19 touchdowns last year and was expected to start again this season. His attorney said he would skip preseason camp.
In May, officials Iowa State and the University of Iowa announced they were cooperating with state gaming regulators who were investigating illegal online gambling on their campuses. Iowa said it identified 26 athletes in various sports that might have also compromised their NCAA eligibility. Iowa State at the time said about 15 athletes across three sports were suspected of violating gambling rules.
Three other current or former Iowa State athletes are facing the same charge, according to state online court records. Those include former Cyclones defensive lineman Eyioma Uwazurike, who was drafted by Denver in 2022 and was suspended indefinitely by the NFL for betting on Broncos games during his rookie season.
“We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time,” Iowa State senior associate athletic director Nick Joos said in a statement.
All four athletes are accused of concealing their identities “with the intent to deceive or conceal a wrongdoing,” according to the complaint cited by the Register. Each athlete allegedly worked with third parties to create the appearance that the third parties, rather than the athletes, were placing bets.
Dekkers participated in a scheme with his parents, Scott Dekkers and Jami Dekkers, to conceal his online gambling and made it appear that bets placed by Hunter Dekkers were made by Jami Dekkers, the complaint said.
The 22-year-old Dekkers started all 12 of Iowa State’s games last season. He could face loss of eligibility under NCAA guidelines against athletes from wagering on their own games or other sports at their own schools.
His attorney, Mark Weinhardt, said Dekkers will not participate in preseason practices to “focus on his studies and on the defense of this criminal charge.” He said Dekkers would plead not guilty to the criminal charge.
“This charge attempts to criminalize a daily fact of American life. Millions of people share online accounts of all kinds every day,” Weihardt said in a statement sent to the AP. “Thousands and thousands of college athletes place bets – usually very small ones – with shared accounts. That is for the schools and the NCAA to police.”
Experts have predicted that college sports will see gambling scandals as betting becomes more accepted in state after state following a Supreme Court ruling five years ago. The topic grabbed headlines earlier this year after Alabama’s baseball coach, Brian Bohannon, and two Cincinnati baseball staffers were let go due to their connection to gambling investigations.
The NCAA recently stiffened punishment for athletes found to have bet on their games, influenced the outcome of those games, bets on other sports at their school or knowingly provided information to someone engaged in sports betting.
The other three athletes were also charged with tampering with records connected to the investigation, according to state online records. Besides Uwazurike, they are offensive lineman Dodge Sauser and Iowa State wrestler Paniro Johnson.
Sauser made approximately 113 online bets worth $3,075 with 12 wagers on Iowa State football games, including those with Ohio, West Virginia, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, according to records.
Johnson, who won a Big 12 wrestling title last year as a freshman, is alleged to have placed about 1,283 bets online worth more than $45,600, according to the complaint. There were approximately 25 bets on Iowa State athletic events.
The complaint against Uwazurike alleges he made 801 bets online for more than $21,300, with four wagers on Iowa State football games.
All four are set to appear in court on Aug. 16. There was no attorney listed for most of the athletes listed on the complaints.
DEFENDING CHAMPION CLEMSON PICKED TO WIN THE ACC AGAIN
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Defending champion Clemson was picked to win its eighth Atlantic Coast Conference football title in the past nine years in a preseason vote released Tuesday.
The Tigers received 103 first-place votes and 2,370 points overall from the panel of 176 media members who took part. They finished in front of Florida State, which got 67 first-place votes and 2,304 points. Because the ACC abandoned its Atlantic and Coastal divisions this season, the top two finishers will meet in the championship game next December.
North Carolina, which received five first-place votes, was picked third and North Carolina State, with one vote for first, was selected fourth.
Miami was picked fifth with Duke and Pitt, the only other team to win the ACC championship during Clemson’s run, tied for sixth.
Louisville was selected eighth followed by Wake Forest, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Virginia.
5-STAR DE DYLAN STEWART HEADING TO SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina landed a commitment from Class of 2024 five-star edge rusher Dylan Stewart on Tuesday, wresting him away from the perennial powers that pursued him.
Stewart had a top five that also included Alabama, Georgia, Miami and Ohio State, but he instead became the second five-star prospect to commit to South Carolina since Shane Beamer took over as head coach before the 2021 season.
Stewart is listed by the 247Sports composite as the No. 2 edge rusher and No. 10 overall prospect in the 2024 class. He plays at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C.
He announced his commitment on social media in a graphic that showed him wearing a South Carolina uniform. He added the caption, “COMMITTED #ITSOVER,” in his message.
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Stewart becomes the third-highest rated South Carolina commit all-time behind Jadeveon Clowney in 2011 and Jordan Burch in 2020, per 247Sports. Clowney went on to make three Pro Bowls in the NFL. Burch transferred to Oregon earlier this year.
With Stewart’s commitment, the Gamecocks now have the No. 16 recruiting class in 2024.
SEC TEAMS BANKING ON TRANSFER QBS TO HELP REPLACE DEPARTED STARS
The Southeastern Conference must replace much of its star power at quarterback, including a pair of top-5 draft picks and a two-time national champion.
That makes for some intriguing preseason camps around the league starting this week, especially with transfers who have already all but claimed the starting jobs or are trying to win them. Two-time national champion Georgia must replace Stetson Bennett. Perennial contender Alabama is seeking a successor to No. 1 pick Bryce Young, and Florida moves on without fourth overall selection Anthony Richardson.
Plus, Kentucky is replacing second-round pick Will Levis and Tennessee is replacing Hendon Hooker, the SEC offensive player of the year who was a third-rounder. Bennett went in the fourth round.
The league has a handful of entrenched returning starters, led by LSU’s Jayden Daniels, Arkansas’ KJ Jefferson, Mississippi State’s Will Rogers and South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler. Others are right where Daniels was a year ago: Transfers trying to earn their stripes in a new program.
“I say just to be a successful SEC quarterback you have to go in there and just really prepare, prepare like a pro,” said Daniels, a former Arizona State player who led LSU to a Western Division title. “If not, you know, you might get exposed in this league because there are some great players out there playing against you.”
Kentucky brought in Devin Leary from North Carolina State to replace Levis and Florida scooped up ex-Wisconsin starter Graham Mertz as Richardson’s likely successor. Mississippi’s returning starter, Jaxson Dart, faces renewed competition from veteran Big 12 passer Spencer Sanders.
Tennessee went a more traditional route with strong-armed Joe Milton poised for a promotion from backup. And AJ Swann returns at Vanderbilt.
The big competitions entering preseason camps:
—Georgia. Coach Kirby Smart has made it clear that Carson Beck is the quarterback to beat. Beck has attempted 58 passes over the past three seasons. Third-year player Brock Vandagriff was a five-star recruit.
—Alabama. Onetime Notre Dame starter Tyler Buchner rejoined his old offensive coordinator, newly hired Tommy Rees, to challenge 2022 backup Jalen Milroe and former five-star recruit Ty Simpson. Buchner announced his decision after spring practice, when neither Crimson Tide quarterback was able to separate themselves.
—Ole Miss. This is one of the more intriguing QB scenarios in the league. Even with Dart, himself a USC transfer, coach Lane Kiffin brought in Sanders, who was a four-year starter at Oklahoma State and a 2021 first-team All-Big 12 performer. Plus, he landed LSU transfer Walker Howard. It makes for an enviable quarterback room, whoever wins the job for Kiffin.
—Florida. Mertz was a three-year starter at Wisconsin. Jack Miller passed for 180 yards and was sacked four times in a 30-3 bowl loss to Oregon State.
“This guy has an incredible motor and work ethic,” Gators coach Billy Napier said of Mertz. “He is in the building and he is fanatical about his preparation. That’s helped the competition. I think that’s caused Jack to respond. Jack has had an incredible off-season and he’s in position for a great camp.”
—Missouri. Brady Cook has started the last 14 games for the Tigers, going back to the 2022 Armed Forces Bowl. But, said coach Eliah Drinkwitz, “he’s going to have his hands full holding onto that position with Sam Horn and Jake Garcia.”
Garcia played in eight games at Miami last season, and like Horn is a former four-star recruit.
—Texas A&M. Conner Weigman started four late-season games, passing for eight touchdowns without an interception. But former LSU starter Max Johnson is back after his season was cut short by a broken hand.
—Auburn. Robby Ashford was a dual-threat player last season for Auburn, but only threw seven touchdown passes. Enter Michigan State graduate transfer Payton Thorne, a 29-game starter and two-time team captain for the Spartans.
Milton, a sixth-year player who spent his first three seasons at Michigan, said there is an adjustment to joining the SEC.
“Guys, they may be 200-plus, but they’re running. Those guys are running,” the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder said. “For example, my first let’s say big SEC game, I won’t mention who it was, but I was running, and I saw the goal line. I was so happy. I’m thinking that I’m going to score, right?
“I just feel a big old hand come across my visor. I just went with it. At the same time I was thinking, This game is real. Those guys in the SEC can run and they’re fast.”
PAC-12 LEADERS RECEIVE DETAILS OF MEDIA DEAL, BUT NO VOTE TO ACCEPT TERMS AS FUTURE REMAINS MURKY
Pac-12 leaders were presented details, including potential payouts, of a long-awaited media rights deal Tuesday by Commissioner George Kliavkoff and concluded the meeting without voting on whether to accept the terms, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Pac-12 was not making its internal discussion public, and gave no further details about prospective network or streaming partners nor the value.
The meeting comes just days after Colorado decided not to wait and see what Kliavkoff could deliver and announced it would re-join the Big 12 in 2024. With nine members still committed to trying to stick it out, the media rights deal could make or break the Pac-12.
Two people familiar with Tuesday’s Pac-12 meeting who also spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the privacy of discussions called it a “positive and productive” session.
Another meeting with Pac-12 presidents and chancellors, along with athletic directors, was not immediately scheduled.
Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark has been blunt about the conference’s desire to expand West, with Pac-12 schools as obvious expansion targets. Arizona has been considered the most likely to jump.
Arizona President Robert C. Robbins has multiple times stated his desire to have Arizona stay in the Pac-12, while making it clear that staying put also needs to make financial sense.
At a news conference to open preseason football practice Tuesday, Wildcats coach Jedd Fisch told reporters that he has been meeting with the parents of players to assure them Arizona’s future will be secure.
“We’re in a position where people want us,” Fisch said, adding he expects a decision on conference affiliation soon.
The Arizona Board of Regents, which controls both Arizona and fellow Pac-12 school Arizona State, had a meeting scheduled for later today, though it was unclear whether conference affiliation and the media rights deal would be on the agenda.
AARON RODGERS, DESHAUN WATSON TO SIT OUT HALL OF FAME GAME BETWEEN BROWNS AND JETS
BEREA, Ohio (AP) While Aaron Rodgers watches his first game with the New York Jets, Deshaun Watson will be on the opposite sideline.
Rodgers is sitting out Thursday night’s Hall of Fame game in Canton against the Cleveland Browns, who will also keep Watson out of the NFL’s first exhibition game of 2023.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Tuesday that third-stringer Kellen Mond, who signed with Cleveland last season, will start against the Jets and that rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson will also get some extended time.
Jets coach Robert Saleh had already announced Rodgers wouldn’t play and reiterated that backup Zach Wilson, the 2021 No. 2 overall pick who has struggled as a pro, will start against the Browns.
It’s not yet clear when Rodgers will make his debut in green and white.
Stefanski said he’s eager to see Mond, who is competing with Thompson-Robinson for a roster spot. It’s possible one of them winds up on the practice squad.
“Kellen’s done a great job,” Stefanski said. “There was a period of just getting to know him early in the season last year. So he’s done everything we’ve asked him to do. I’ve been very impressed with him both in the meeting room and on the practice field.
“And the fun part for our players, as you know, is to play these games. So I think Kellen’s excited about the opportunity.”
NFL REVISES PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY TO EXPAND PENALTIES FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENSES
(AP) — The NFL has revised its personal conduct policy to expand the definition of sexual assault offenses that could result in a more severe penalty.
A first violation of sexual assault “involving physical force or committed against someone incapable of giving consent or involving threats or coercion” will result in a suspension of six games without pay “with possible upward or downward adjustments based on any aggravating or mitigating factors,” according to the policy which was obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday.
“Nothing in this provision precludes the Disciplinary Officer or Commissioner from imposing a suspension without pay of six games or more, including an indefinite suspension, for other types of prohibited conduct. A second violation will result in banishment from the NFL,” the policy states.
Adding the terminology “involving threats or coercion” and expanding possible aggravating factors to now include “a pattern of conduct” and “offenses that involve planning” comes one year after Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was suspended 11 games for violating the personal conduct policy after being accused by more than two dozen women of sexual assault and sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions.
Watson was initially suspended six games by a disciplinary officer who pointed out limitations in the league’s policy. The NFL sought a minimum one-year suspension. A settlement was reached after the league appealed the initial ruling.
RAMS WR COOPER KUPP LEAVES PRACTICE EARLY WITH A HAMSTRING INJURY
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Rams receiver Cooper Kupp left Los Angeles’ practice early with a hamstring injury Tuesday night, and the team is uncertain how long he will be sidelined.
The former Super Bowl MVP walked off the field with the training staff about 30 minutes into the two-hour workout at UC Irvine. Matthew Stafford and other players didn’t see exactly what happened, but coach Sean McVay said he was told Kupp “came up a little bit in a red zone route.”
“Obviously we’re much better when he’s here, and we hope he’s going to be OK,” McVay said. “If he’s not, we’ll see what happens, but the practice had to go on.”
Kupp is returning for his seventh NFL season this fall after missing the final eight games of last season with a high ankle sprain. He also missed the final eight games of his second NFL season in 2018 due to a torn knee ligament.
Kupp won the NFL’s triple crown of receiving in 2021, leading the league in catches (145), yards receiving (1,947) and touchdowns (16). He starred again during the Rams’ playoff run culminating in two touchdown catches in the Super Bowl, including the game-winner with 1:25 to play.
He had 75 catches for 812 yards and six touchdowns in only nine games last season before his ankle sprain.
Kupp is one of just a few key veterans left with the Rams, who are likely to field the NFL’s least experienced roster this season after parting ways with most of their veteran depth in the offseason. Stafford and Aaron Donald are also back with the Rams, who went 5-12 last year in the worst season in league history for a defending Super Bowl champion.
Kupp is expected to be Stafford’s go-to target again this fall.
“I just want to know what’s going on,” Stafford said. “That’s the main thing, and I’ll figure that out at some point. But I trust our guys, and whatever is going on, I know he’ll do everything he can to work through whatever is going on and be back out here whenever it’s the right time.”
REPORTS: RAIDERS RELEASE TE O.J. HOWARD
The Las Vegas Raiders released veteran tight end O.J. Howard, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.
The Raiders signed Howard to a one-year deal as a free agent in March, presumably to compete for the No. 1 tight end role following the trade of Darren Waller to the New York Giants.
But second-round draft pick Michael Mayer and returnee Jesper Horsted reportedly have impressed in the early days of training camp, sending Las Vegas in a different direction.
Howard, 28, a former first-round draft pick, caught 10 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games (10 starts) for the Houston Texans in 2022.
He has 129 catches and 1,882 yards receiving to go with 17 TDs in 72 career games (56 starts) with the Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017-21), who selected him No. 19 overall in the 2017 draft.
Howard won Super Bowl LV with the Buccaneers following the 2020 season.
BRONCOS’ DEEP RECEIVING CORPS TAKES A BIG HIT WITH THE LOSS OF TIM PATRICK AND KJ HAMLER
So much for the Denver Broncos’ enviable depth at the wide receiver position.
Losing Tim Patrick to a season-ending injury for a second consecutive season and KJ Hamler to yet another health setback has thinned the number of veteran targets at Russell Wilson’s disposal two weeks before they even play a preseason game.
Coach Sean Payton confirmed Tuesday that Patrick will miss the entire 2023 season after tearing his left Achilles tendon in a noncontact drill a day earlier — and just two days shy of the one-year anniversary of his right ACL tear that sidelined him in 2022.
Hours after Patrick’s injury, Hamler was waived with a non-football injury designation after he was diagnosed with a heart condition while he was working his way back from a torn pectoral muscle in the offseason.
The Broncos are confident Hamler can return in September after he’s fully recovered from pericarditis, a swelling and irritation of the thin saclike tissue surrounding the heart.
Hamler played in seven games last year and went on IR with a torn hamstring in December. He missed all but three games in 2021 with a torn ACL and a hip injury, both of which required surgery.
He was recovering from a torn chest muscle during an offseason workout when he felt chest pains in the weight room as he ramped up for training camp last month. He and his agent met with the Broncos on Monday and were told the team plans to re-sign him when he’s healthy.
Payton said he expects Hamler to miss a month of workouts and another couple of weeks to get in football shape.
“So, we are hopeful that once the symptoms dissipate and he’s cleared then that leaves us a lot of options,” Payton said. “And so we spent a lot of time with he and his agent coming up with the best plan and we feel like we have a good one.”
As for Patrick, he’ll spend a second straight season rehabbing.
“It’s a heartbreaking thing,” said left tackle Garett Bolles, who was Patrick’s roommate when they were rookies in 2017. “Losing a guy like that on offense is tough, but I know that he’s going to come back and be that much stronger.”
The Broncos still have plenty of firepower at receiver in veterans Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton along with free agent additions Marquez Callaway and Lil’Jordan Humphrey. They drafted speedster Marvin Mims Jr. out of Oklahoma in the second round. And others vying for a roster spot include Jalen Virgil, Taylor Grimes, Nick Williams and Brandon Johnson.
HACKETT LAMENTS PAYTON’S CRITICISM: HE BROKE THE COACHES’ CODE
Nathaniel Hackett believes Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton crossed a line.
After Payton criticized Hackett on Thursday for “one of the worst coaching jobs in the history of the NFL” during his time with the Broncos, the New York Jets offensive coordinator expressed frustration with his successor Tuesday.
“There’s a code,” Hackett said, according to The Athletic’s Zack Rosenblatt. “There’s a way things are done. … It’s unfortunate about the comments that were made, but they did.”
Hackett said he was surprised that the comments came well before the two teams meet in Week 5 this season, but he added, “It is what it is. We move on.”
Payton, 59, also said this year’s Jets could be setting themselves up for a similarly embarrassing year to the 2022 Broncos, commenting that he “can see it coming.”
While Payton publicly expressed regret over the comments Friday, Hackett said he hasn’t received an apology and isn’t expecting one, according to ESPN’s Diana Russini.
Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers defended Hackett on Sunday. The signal-caller, who played with Hackett from 2019-2021 while with the Green Bay Packers, said the 43-year-old is one of his favorite coaches from his time in the NFL. He also called Payton’s comments “way out of line” and “inappropriate.”
COWBOYS RB RONALD JONES: HEART MEDS LED TO PED SUSPENSION
Dallas Cowboys running back Ronald Jones said Tuesday that heart medicine he has taken since entering the NFL was the cause of a recent failed drug test that led to a two-game suspension.
Jones was handed a two-game suspension without pay Monday for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.
“We tried to appeal. I asked for a re-test, sample my blood, my health concerns and they didn’t really look at it,” Jones said. “I think there needs to be more protection for the players because if you have health issues, we’re a human being outside of football and we have real-life issues, too. My family suffers from heart disease.
“I just want to clear my name in terms of, I’m not cheating the game of football. It’s literally a prescription medicine.”
Jones, 25, will miss the Cowboys’ opening games against the New York Giants and New York Jets. He’ll be allowed to return to the Cowboys’ active roster on Sept. 18 ahead of their Week 3 game at Arizona.
The Cowboys signed Jones to a one-year contract in March. He played last season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Jones finished with 17 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown in six games (no starts).
Jones is third on the Cowboys’ depth chart at running back behind Tony Pollard and Malik Davis.
Selected by Tampa Bay in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Jones has 505 carries for 2,244 yards and 19 touchdowns in 61 career games (25 starts) with the Buccaneers and Chiefs. He also has 77 catches for 593 yards and a score.
REPORT: NO TRACTION ON DAME TALKS DESPITE HEAT TRADE PACKAGE
There remains no real traction on a deal involving Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard, league sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The Heat are working on a trade package that includes expiring deals, three to four first-round picks, one of the team’s younger players, and possibly second-rounders and draft pick swaps, Charania adds. In this scenario, Heat guard Tyler Herro would be sent to a third team.
Lillard’s preference is still to play for the Heat, according to Charania. The NBA recently warned the star guard that he could face discipline if he or his agent suggest publicly that he won’t fulfill his contract if the Blazers deal him to another team.
Lillard and his agent assured the league that he “would fully perform the services called for under his player contract in any trade scenario,” per a league memo obtained by TNT’s Chris Haynes.
The Blazers star reportedly requested a trade on July 1, naming Miami as his preferred destination. Lillard has spent all 11 seasons of his career in Portland.
A seven-time All-Star, Lillard is the Blazers’ franchise leader in both total and average scoring. He was third among qualifying players last season at 32.2 points per game.
LIBERTY HANDLE SPARKS FOR 6TH WIN IN 7 GAMES
Courtney Vandersloot scored 23 points, including a pivotal basket down the stretch, and the New York Liberty overcame a stout defensive effort from the host Los Angeles Sparks to score their sixth win in the last seven games, 76-69, on Tuesday.
Breanna Stewart scored 16 points despite going 1 of 9 from 3-point range and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for her 13th double-double of the season.
New York (20-6) struggled offensively, shooting just 28 of 66, including 8 of 33 (25 percent) from 3-point range, and endured a field-goal drought of almost four minutes from the late third quarter into the fourth.
But with the Liberty holding the Sparks to just 24-of-70 shooting (34 percent) and 6 of 20 from 3-point range, New York rallied from even down in the second half en route to its second win at Los Angeles in as many games.
Vandersloot’s all-around effort set the tone. She posted a game high in scoring, added seven rebounds and matched the Sparks’ Jordin Canada with a game-high six assists.
Vandersloot scored on timely buckets, snapping the Liberty’s field-goal drought early in the fourth quarter, then finishing in the paint with 1:08 remaining on what proved to be the clinching shot.
It was New York’s final made field goal and extended the team’s lead to two possessions down the stretch.
Los Angeles (9-17) could not bridge the gap. The Sparks went 2:44 without a point late, and 3:17 between field goals – both of which came on Nneka Ogwumike’s layups.
The second, with 14.1 seconds remaining, cut a six-point New York lead to four, but Los Angeles came no closer.
Ogwumike led the Sparks with 20 points and eight rebounds. Canada finished with 13 points, but she shot a dismal 4-of-19.
The loss marked Los Angeles’ 10th in its last 12 outings.
ACES THRASH DREAM FOR EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE WIN
Jackie Young recorded 24 points and four steals to help the Las Vegas Aces notch a 93-72 home victory over the Atlanta Dream on Tuesday night.
A’ja Wilson added 20 points and 11 rebounds as the WNBA-best Aces (24-2) won their eighth consecutive game. Kierstan Bell scored 13 of her career-high 15 points in the fourth quarter, Kelsey Plum scored 14 and Chelsea Gray had 10 points and seven assists as Las Vegas improved to 13-0 at home.
Cheyenne Parker scored 19 points and Nia Coffey added 14 for the Dream (14-12), who are 2-4 since putting together a seven-game winning streak.
Las Vegas shot 52.3 percent from the field, including 11 of 23 (47.8 percent) from 3-point range.
Atlanta made 43.3 percent of its shots and was just 4 of 20 (20 percent) from behind the arc. Both Rhyne Howard (six points on 3-of-10 shooting) and Allisha Gray (eight points, 3 of 11) had subpar nights.
Coffey made two baskets in a 23-second span as Atlanta crept within 63-55 with 3:54 left in the third quarter.
The Aces answered with six straight points to push the lead to 14. Parker then scored back-to-back hoops, and the Dream trailed 69-59 entering the final stanza.
Haley Jones opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer to bring Atlanta within seven before Las Vegas delivered the knockout punch.
Bell made two 3-pointers in a span of 29 seconds to start a 15-0 surge. Fellow reserve Alysha Clark also knocked down a trey to push the lead to 16.
Young added a 2-pointer, Wilson made two free throws and Young scored another basket to give Las Vegas an 84-62 lead with 5:22 remaining.
Young scored 18 points as the Aces led 54-43 at the break. Parker had 15 in the half for Atlanta.
Las Vegas led 25-22 after one quarter before making 7 of 9 3-point attempts in the second. Young was 4 of 5 from long range in the period while scoring 14 points.
Young made all four of the treys in a span of 2:32 as the Aces opened up a 46-29 lead with 4:54 left in the half.
ALYSSA THOMAS’ LATEST TRIPLE-DOUBLE FUELS SUN PAST LYNX
Alyssa Thomas posted her second consecutive triple-double, and this time it came in a victory as the Connecticut Sun defeated the visiting Minnesota Lynx 79-69 on Tuesday night in Uncasville, Conn.
Thomas racked up 21 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists. She had her fifth triple-double of the season in the books with more than 1 1/2 minutes remaining in the third quarter. She has more triple-doubles this season than all other WNBA players combined.
Thomas has a WNBA-record nine career triple-doubles, seven in the regular season. Sabrina Ionescu is next with four total.
Tyasha Harris poured in 17 points off the bench, Tiffany Hayes supplied 16 points and DeWanna Bonner had 15 points for the Sun (19-7), who have won four of their last five games.
The outcome came two days after the Lynx pulled out an 87-83 victory on the same court.
Lindsay Allen scored 16 points, Kayla McBride posted 15 points and Diamond Miller had 13 points and six assists for the Lynx (13-14), who had a three-game winning streak halted. Minnesota won those previous three outings by a total of 14 points, but it couldn’t keep Tuesday’s margin close by the end.
Thomas also did work defensively, with a game-high three steals.
Bonner helped the Sun pull away with five points in a 53-second stretch that allowed Connecticut to hold a 75-62 lead with 3:59 to play.
Connecticut shot 50 percent from the field to make up for shooting just 4-for-21 on 3-pointers and 3-for-6 on free throws. Bonner was 6-for-10 shooting from 2-point range, but 1-for-9 on 3s.
The Lynx weren’t much better from the 3-point arc, going 5-for-18.
It was a tight game for much of the first half until the Sun carried a 37-30 lead to halftime. Minnesota drew within 58-52 in the final minute of the third quarter.
The second segment of the two-game visit to Connecticut wasn’t as rewarding for Minnesota rookie forward Dorka Juhasz, who played collegiately for UConn. She was held to four points in 28 minutes, though she pulled in a team-high 11 rebounds.
JUSTIN THOMAS ‘EXCITED’ FOR FINAL SHOT TO MAKE PLAYOFFS
Justin Thomas finds himself in an extremely unfamiliar and unenviable position — on the outside looking in on the FedExCup playoffs.
Thomas has never missed the playoffs as a pro on the PGA Tour and, in fact, he has missed out on playing in the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta just once. And that was his rookie season in 2013.
So, the 2017 FedExCup champion is playing in this week’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C., for the first time since 2016 — his final shot at cracking the top 70 to advance to the St. Jude Championship, which is Round 1 of the playoffs. Thomas sits at No. 79 heading into Thursday’s first round.
According to GolfMagic, Thomas needs to finish solo 18th — at worst — this week to make the playoffs.
“The reality is, you know, I need to play well this week to give that an opportunity to come out” and make the playoffs, he said. “That’s the unfortunate but also realistic part of where I’m at right now. I’m excited. I think it’s an unbelievable opportunity.
“I’m just going to go out and play the best that I can and try to see if we can get in contention to try to win a golf tournament and see if we can get on a little run to end the season.”
Thomas, 30, has six missed cuts this season, including five in his past seven starts. He has 15 career titles, including a pair of PGA Championship victories.
“I’m obviously not playing as well as I have in the past, but I’m really not playing that poorly. I haven’t really gotten much out of my rounds,” Thomas said. “But this is a perfect — like this is golf. … I’m not having a bad season, I just haven’t won anything, haven’t finished tournaments off how I want.”
He added: “I’m like in a position where I might not make the playoffs and there’s a lot of other good players that have, too. … It’s like that is the reality of golf, like it’s all on you. You’re not relying on any teammates to bail you out, to hinder you, it’s all on you.”
Thomas isn’t alone on the bubble this week.
Davis Thompson (No. 75), Shane Lowry (No. 76) and Justin Suh (No. 77) are just in front of Thomas and need good showings this week at Greensboro. Adam Scott is right behind in 81st.
As luck would have it, Thomas is paired with Lowry and Scott for the first two rounds; the threesome will go off on the back nine Thursday at Sedgefield Country Club at 7:45 a.m.
Joel Dahmen, Gary Woodland and Akshay Bhatia are longshots to make the playoffs. Then there’s 2014 FedEx champ Billy Horschel, who needs a win at Sedgefield to leap into the playoffs from his spot at No. 116.
TIGER WOODS JOINS PGA TOUR BOARD AND GIVES COMMISSIONER HIS SUPPORT AS SAUDI DEAL TALKS CONTINUE
Tiger Woods has joined the PGA Tour policy board for the first time in his 27 years on tour, giving Commissioner Jay Monahan key support as he rebuilds trust while forging ahead with details of a business partnership with Saudi backers of LIV Golf.
Woods will become a sixth player director — a year ago, the PGA Tour had only four players on its board — as part of a broad agreement that gives the players a greater voice and awareness of any major deals going forward.
The announcement Tuesday is a response to the PGA Tour having secret talks with the head of Saudi Arabia’s national wealth fund that led to a proposed partnership that was announced in June and stunned players who had lined up behind the tour to fend off the Saudi threat.
Woods, as the sixth player director, marks the first time players have outnumbered the five independent directors on the board. The 12th board member is the PGA of America president, John Lindert.
Equally critical to Monahan was the support from Woods. Monahan is seeing players this week at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina, for the first time since he took a monthlong leave because of a medical situation. He returned to work two weeks ago.
“I am honored to represent the players of the PGA Tour,” Woods said in a statement, his first public comments since the Saudi deal was announced. “This is a critical point for the tour, and the players will do their best to make certain that any changes that are made in tour operations are in the best interest of all tour stakeholders.”
Woods thanked Monahan for agreeing to act on the players’ concerns and said “we look forward to being at the table with him to make the right decisions for the future of the game.
“He has my confidence moving forward with these changes.”
Woods had been one of the strongest opponents of LIV Golf and helped run a meeting of select players last August in Delaware to restructure the PGA Tour model, geared toward bringing the top players together more often for $20 million purses.
While limited in his appearances because of injuries from a February 2021 car crash, Woods remains the most powerful voice among players. He has never served on the Player Advisory Council or the PGA Tour policy board. But his opinions have always been sought — and often heard — in private with Monahan and his predecessor, Tim Finchem.
“Tiger’s voice and leadership throughout his career have contributed immeasurably to the success of the PGA Tour, and to apply both to our governance and go-forward plan at this crucial time is even more welcomed and impactful,” Monahan said.
The tour said “player leaders” asked for certain steps to be taken immediately, and Monahan agreed. That starts with amending the board’s governing documents to ensure no major decision can be made without prior involvement and approval of the players on the board.
Monahan recently appointed Colin Neville, a partner at The Raine Group, as an adviser to the player directors as the tour works out a definitive agreement with the Public Investment Fund and the European tour.
Under the agreement announced Tuesday, Neville will be kept abreast of negotiations on the framework agreement and given full access to documents as he represents the players.
Neville was in the Delaware player meeting last August that led to the restructuring. He was involved in the team concept of the Premier Golf League some five years ago, which was to be supported by private capital. It never got going, and many of the ideas were adopted by LIV Golf.
Monahan said he was committed to restoring “any lost trust or confidence” from what he described as the surprise announcement on June 6. According to the framework agreement, the sides have until Dec. 31 to reach a definitive deal, although that can be extended.
“Any agreement we reach must be shaped by our members’ input and approval earned through our player directors,” Monahan said.
The other player directors are Rory McIlroy (the first international player on the board ), Webb Simpson, Charley Hoffman and Peter Malnati. Patrick Cantlay was the fifth player added to the board at the start of the year.
The independent directors are Chairman Ed Herlihy and Jimmy Dunne, who worked privately with Monahan on the Saudi agreement, along with Mary Meeker and Mark Flaherty. Former AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson recently resigned, saying he could not support the Saudi agreement. Players are involved in the search to replace him.
The framework agreement would allow Yasir Al-Rumayyan, governor of the PIF, to join the board as an independent director. Monahan had told The Associated Press in June that Al-Rumayyan would not be an additional board member but would replace someone whose term expires.
The tour listed 41 players who supported the changes, including Woods, McIlroy, Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth. The 41 players include every PGA Tour member from the top 20 in the world ranking, along with all 16 members of the Player Advisory Council.
“I think it’s very obvious last year that a pretty good amount of us were frustrated and taken back with how some things took place,” Justin Thomas said. “We were just kind of put in a funky or tough position with how stuff was handled in the past. We want to have a say of what’s going on because it is our tour and … how it’s structured and how it looks is important to us.”
AUTO RACING NEWS
WHO’S IN? WHO’S OUT? NASCAR CUP SERIES HAS 4 PLAYOFF SPOTS OPEN WITH 4 RACES REMAINING
Chase Elliott has four races remaining to save his season.
The 2020 NASCAR champion has raced for the title each of the last three years but has yet to claim a spot in the 16-driver playoff field for 2023. NASCAR’s most popular driver missed six races early after breaking his left leg and was suspended for another. Those absences have him sitting 20th in the Cup Series standings headed into Sunday’s race at Michigan International Speedway.
Elliott goes to Michigan this weekend and then road courses at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Watkins Glen before finishing the regular season at Daytona International Speedway on Aug. 26. There have been 12 playoff-eligible winners through 22 races, leaving four postseason spots to be decided this month.
The 10-race playoffs begin at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 3. Here’s a look at drivers on the bubble:
The Hendrick Motorsports star hasn’t led a lap since late June, a summer swoon that has some wondering whether he will get the victory he needs to make the playoffs. But with two road course upcoming, no one should count him out.
Seven of Elliott’s 18 career Cup wins have come at road courses, including two at the Glen.
Harvick is retiring at the end of this season, and the 2014 Cup champion wants to go out with a shot at a second title. He’s sixth in the Cup standings, which would be good enough to make the playoffs without a victory providing there are not 16 unique winners.
With six career wins at Michigan, one at the Glen and two at Daytona, Harvick surely has to like his chances to punch his playoff ticket in August.
Keselowski is 11th in the standings and would make the playoffs if there are not 16 different winners.
In his second year of ownership at rebranded RFK Racing, the 2012 champion is trying to get back into the playoffs after last year’s rebuild at his new team. He missed the playoffs for the first time in 15 seasons in 2022.
Like Harvick, Keselowski is in solid position to make the playoffs so long as he’s not bumped out by four new winners over the next four weeks.
Wallace is still looking for his first playoff berth. He is 15th in the standings, one of two Toyota drivers not already locked into the postseason. Wallace led a season-high 80 laps last week at Richmond International Raceway, but he faded late and finished a disappointing 12th.
He’s usually a contender at Daytona but surely doesn’t want to go there needing to win.
The 2021 Daytona 500 champion is 16th in the standings, trying to get tiny Front Row Motorsports into the playoffs for the second time in team history. The team earned the automatic berth the year McDowell won the 500.
Although McDowell would be in if the regular season ended today, he has little room for error down the stretch and would need a victory if another new drivers win in the coming weeks.
The reigning Xfinity Series champion is having a decent rookie Cup season for Joe Gibbs Racing and sits 17th in points. If Gibbs could snag a spot, JGR would have all four of its Toyotas in the playoff field.
A playoff driver last year, Suarez is on the outside looking in, winless so far and 19th in points.
Ross Chastain, his teammate at Trackhouse Racing, has qualified and the Chevrolets are strong: Shane Van Gisbergen won for Trackhouse in his NASCAR debut on the downtown streets of Chicago, but he’s not eligible for the playoffs.
Suarez has yet to find victory lane this season and has just six top-10 finishes through 22 races.
Cup Series points leader Martin Truex Jr. is in with three wins, as is William Byron, who has a series-best four victories for Hendrick Motorsports. Denny Hamlin and Christopher Bell are locked in, giving JGR three cars in the field.
Kyle Busch, in his first season driving for Richard Childress Racing, is locked in with three wins.
Chastain has one win for Trackhouse to secure his spot, same for Daytona 500 winner Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Tyler Reddick in his first season driving for 23XI Racing, and Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney. Logano is the reigning Cup Series champion.
Kyle Larson, the 2021 champion, has two wins to give Hendrick two drivers locked into the playoff field.
Chris Buescher, who scored his first win of the season Sunday at Richmond, claimed the 12th spot in the playoff field.
NASCAR HEADS TO MICHIGAN FOR CUP, XFINITY RACES AS INDYCAR GOES TO MUSIC CITY
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NASCAR CUP SERIES
FireKeepers Casino 400
Site: Brooklyn, Michigan.
Schedule: Saturday, practice, 12:35 p.m., and qualifying, 1:20 p.m.; Sunday, race, 2:30 p.m. (USA).
Track: Michigan International Speedway.
Race distance: 200 laps, 400 miles.
Last year: Kevin Harvick ended a 65-race winless drought that lasted nearly nearly two years with his sixth victory at Michigan.
Last race: Chris Buescher pulled away on a restart with three laps to go and won at Richmond.
Fast facts: Buescher became the 12th playoff-eligible race winner this year and there are four playoff spots up for grabs over the next month. Ty Gibbs is the first driver out, 18 points behind Michael McDowell. … Harvick hasn’t won since his visit to Michigan a year ago. … Ford now has 723 wins in the Cup Series. … William Byron leads the series with four wins; Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. each have three.
Next race: Aug. 13, Indianapolis.
NASCAR XFINITY SERIES
Cabo Wabo 250
Site: Brooklyn, Michigan.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 3:35 p.m., and qualifying, 4:05 p.m.; Saturday, race, 3:30 p.m. (NBC).
Track: Michigan International Speedway.
Race distance: 125 laps, 250 miles.
Last year: Ty Gibbs won his fifth race of the season.
Last race: Sam Mayer grabbed his first career Xfinity Series victory in the second overtime session at Road America in his native Wisconsin.
Fast facts: Justin Hill of Richard Childress Racing leads the points standings, 14 ahead of John Hunter Nemechek of Joe Gibbs Racing. … The Xfinity Series plans to make The CW its exclusive broadcast home, with 33 live races each year starting in 2025 and running through 2031.
Next race: Aug. 12, Indianapolis.
NASCAR TRUCK SERIES
Last race: Carson Hocevar won at Richmond in the last race before the playoff opener as Matt Crafton claimed the final spot in the postseason grid.
Next race: Indianapolis, Aug. 11.
Last race: Two-time reigning Formula One champion Max Verstappen won the Belgian Grand Prix, his 10th consecutive victory, to extend his standings lead over Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez to 125 points after just 12 races.
Next race: Aug. 27, Zandvoort, The Netherlands.
Big Machine Music City Grand Prix
Site: Nashville, Tennessee.
Schedule: Friday, practice, 4 p.m.; Saturday, practice, 11:40 a.m. and 6:25 p.m., qualifying, 2:45 p.m.; Sunday, race, noon.
Track: Street course.
Race distance: 80 laps, 168 miles.
Last year: Scott Dixon won the second IndyCar race at Nashville.
Last race: Josef Newgarden swept a weekend doubleheader in Iowa.
Fast facts: Newgarden and Alex Palou each have a series-best four wins this season; Palou leads Newgarden by 98 points with just five races remaining. … Linus Lundqvist, 24, will replace Simon Pagenaud and make his IndyCar Series debut in the No. 60 fielded by Meyer Shank Racing. Pagenaud was not cleared to race this week as he recovers from a July 1 crash in practice at Mid-Ohio…. The state of Tennessee proclaimed July 31 as “Josef Newgarden Day” to honor the Team Penske driver and first Tennessean to win the Indianapolis 500.
Next race: Aug. 12, Indianapolis.
NHRA DRAG RACING
Last event: Justin Ashley won in Top Fuel and JR Todd won in Funny Car in Sonoma, California.
Next event: Aug. 13, Topeka, Kansas.
WORLD OF OUTLAWS
Next events: Aug. 4-5, Pevely, Missouri.
REPORT: BRUINS REACH 2-YEAR DEAL WITH F TRENT FREDERIC
The Boston Bruins and forward Trent Frederic reached agreement on a two-year deal worth $4.6 million, hours before a scheduled arbitration hearing, Sportsnet reported Tuesday.
Frederic, 25, had a career season in 2022-23, playing in 79 games and recording 31 points (17 goals, 14 assists) with a plus-28 rating. All were career bests for the former 2016 first-round pick (No. 29 overall).
Frederic has 54 points (29 goals, 25 assists) in 198 career games, all with the Bruins.
Frederic had been asking for a one-year deal worth $2.9 million while the Bruins had countered with a two-year deal worth $2.8 million. His most recent contract was a two-year pact worth $2.1 million.
Frederic is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this new contract.
BRUINS’ SWAYMAN GETS 1-YEAR, $3.48M CONTRACT IN ARBITRATION
Boston Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman was awarded a one-year contract worth $3.48 million in arbitration, the team announced Tuesday.
The Bruins had filed at $2 million, while Swayman’s camp came in at $4.8 million. The award is $75,000 more than the middle of the two amounts. Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov received a $3.55-million salary in arbitration on July 23.
Boston had the option of choosing a two-year contract in arbitration, according to PuckPedia. Swayman will be a restricted free agent next summer.
Swayman’s coming off an entry-level contract that carried a cap hit of $925,000.
The 24-year-old posted a .920 save percentage and a 2.27 goals against average in 37 games last season. Alongside Linus Ullmark, he won the William M. Jennings Trophy.
Boston opted to start Swayman instead of Ullmark in Game 7 of the first round against the Florida Panthers. He allowed four goals on 31 shots in the overtime loss.
Swayman turned pro in 2020 after a stellar tenure at the University of Maine, where he won the Mike Richter Award as the NCAA’s best goaltender in his final season. Over three NHL seasons, he’s compiled a 54-23-7 record and a .920 SV% in 88 games.
The Anchorage, Alaska, native has started six playoff games with the Bruins. He took the starting job from Ullmark in Game 3 of the 2022 first round against the Carolina Hurricanes. He went 3-2 with a .911 SV% but ultimately came up short with a 3-2 loss in Game 7.
Internationally, Swayman has represented the United States twice. He was a third-string netminder at the 2018 world juniors and started for the U.S. at the 2022 World Championship.
The Bruins have $429,166 of cap space after the signing with a 22-man roster, according to CapFriendly.
BIG TEN NETWORK AND FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCE 2023 BIG TEN VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
CHICAGO Ill. – The Big Ten Network and FOX Sports today announced the 2023 Big Ten Volleyball television schedule, headlined by the first-ever Big Ten Volleyball match on the FOX broadcast network. Additionally, BTN will televise at least 55 matches, the most in network history. In total, more than 60 matches will appear across FOX, FS1, BTN and FS2, in addition to more than 145 streaming exclusively on B1G+.
For the first time ever, the FOX broadcast network will carry a Big Ten volleyball match on Sunday, Oct. 29. Markets receiving an early NFL game (1:00 PM ET) will be shown the Minnesota vs. Wisconsin rivalry following the conclusion of the NFL game on FOX, while markets receiving a late NFL game (4:00 PM ET) will be shown the Ohio State vs. Michigan game at 2:00 PM ET on FOX. Both matches will also simulcast in full on FS2 and the FOX Sports App.
Four additional matches will be carried on FS1, beginning with Arizona vs. Wisconsin on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. ET.
BTN’s coverage begins on Friday, Aug. 25, as perennial powers Wisconsin and Baylor begin the season in the Big Ten vs. Big 12 Challenge at 5:30 p.m. ET.
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. ET, defending champion Texas visits a Minnesota squad which finished last season ranked in the top 10. The following day at 8 p.m. ET, BTN will televise the first-ever outdoor volleyball match from Lincoln, as nearly 100,000 fans pack Memorial Stadium for Volleyball Day in Nebraska featuring Omaha versus the Cornhuskers.
Non-conference play concludes on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. ET, when Kentucky visits Nebraska. Big Ten competition on BTN begins with a doubleheader on Sept. 20, as Rutgers visits Penn State at 6 p.m. ET and Illinois takes on Indiana at 8 p.m. ET. FS1 hosts its first Big Ten battle on Thursday, Sept. 21, as Minnesota travels to Iowa City at 7 p.m. ET.
Streaming on B1G+
More than 145 matches will be streamed exclusively on B1G+, BTN’s subscription service for non-televised events and archives of classic games and original content. From now until Aug. 3, fans can purchase a B1G Volleyball sport-specific pass for $10 off – a price of $44.99 – by utilizing the code VBMEDIADAYS23 via web purchase. The volleyball sport pass includes live events exclusively streamed on B1G+, as well as an archive of classic matches and original content.
New this year, a multi-view option via the web will allow for streaming of four concurrent matches. Apple TV users will also have access to the multi-viewer option via their connected devices.
B1G Volleyball on Social Media
At The Net – Presented by State Farm – is the Big Ten Network’s multiplatform, behind-the-scenes look at the personalities and programs across Big Ten volleyball. Additionally, season long highlights will be available on Big Ten Network’s Twitter (@B1Gvolleyball), Instagram (@B1Gvolleyball), Facebook and YouTube pages as well as BigTen.org.
2023 Big Ten Volleyball Broadcast Schedule:
|Date||Visiting Team||Home Team||Site||TV||Time (ET)|
|Aug. 25||Wisconsin||vs.||Baylor||Minneapolis||BTN||5:30 PM|
|Aug. 25||TCU||at||Minnesota||Minneapolis||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Aug. 26||Creighton||at||Purdue||West Lafayette||BTN||3:30 PM|
|Aug. 26||Wisconsin||vs.||TCU||Minneapolis||BTN||5:30 PM|
|Aug. 26||Baylor||at||Minnesota||Minneapolis||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Aug. 29||Texas||at||Minnesota||Minneapolis||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Aug. 30||Omaha||at||Nebraska||Lincoln||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Sept. 6||Creighton||at||Nebraska||Lincoln||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Sept. 7||Arizona||at||Wisconsin||Madison||FS1||8:00 PM|
|Sept. 14||Illinois||vs.||USC||West Lafayette||BTN||5:30 PM|
|Sept. 14||UCF||at||Purdue||West Lafayette||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Sept. 15||Illinois||vs.||UCF||West Lafayette||BTN||5:30 PM|
|Sept. 15||USC||at||Purdue||West Lafayette||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Sept. 17||Kentucky||at||Nebraska||Lincoln||BTN||7:30 PM|
|Sept. 20||Rutgers||at||Penn State||University Park||BTN||6:00 PM|
|Sept. 20||Illinois||at||Indiana||Bloomington||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Sept. 21||Minnesota||at||Iowa||Iowa City||FS1||7:00 PM|
|Sept. 22||Michigan State||at||Michigan||Ann Arbor||BTN||7:00 PM|
|Sept. 22||Ohio State||at||Nebraska||Lincoln||BTN||9:00 PM|
|Sept. 24||Minnesota||at||Nebraska||Lincoln||BTN||7:30 PM|
|Sept. 27||Maryland||at||Rutgers||Piscataway||BTN||6:00 PM|
|Sept. 27||Wisconsin||at||Ohio State||Columbus||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Sept. 29||Nebraska||at||Purdue||West Lafayette||BTN||7:00 PM|
|Sept. 29||Penn State||at||Illinois||Champaign||BTN||9:00 PM|
|Sept. 30||Nebraska||at||Indiana||Bloomington||BTN||7:00 PM|
|Sept. 30||Penn State||at||Minnesota||Minneapolis||BTN||9:00 PM|
|Oct. 1||Rutgers||at||Michigan State||East Lansing||BTN||7:00 PM|
|Oct. 4||Illinois||at||Purdue||West Lafayette||FS1||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 4||Wisconsin||at||Iowa||Iowa City||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Oct. 6||Northwestern||at||Michigan||Ann Arbor||BTN||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 6||Minnesota||at||Maryland||College Park||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Oct. 7||Ohio State||at||Penn State||University Park||BTN||6:30 PM|
|Oct. 7||Nebraska||at||Michigan||Ann Arbor||BTN||8:30 PM|
|Oct. 11||Purdue||at||Indiana||Bloomington||BTN||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 11||Minnesota||at||Michigan||Ann Arbor||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Oct. 13||Penn State||at||Iowa||Iowa City||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Oct. 14||Penn State||at||Nebraska||Lincoln||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Oct. 18||Michigan||at||Michigan State||East Lansing||BTN||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 18||Ohio State||at||Wisconsin||Madison||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Oct. 21||Wisconsin||at||Nebraska||Lincoln||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Oct. 22||Purdue||at||Penn State||University Park||FS1||1:00 PM|
|Oct. 25||Northwestern||at||Ohio State||Columbus||BTN||6:00 PM|
|Oct. 25||Indiana||at||Illinois||Champaign||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Oct. 26||Minnesota||at||Purdue||West Lafayette||BTN||TBD|
|Oct. 27||Penn State||at||Michigan||Ann Arbor||BTN||TBD|
|Oct. 28||Purdue||at||Illinois||Champaign||BTN or B1G+||7:00 PM|
|Oct. 28||Penn State||at||Michigan State||East Lansing||BTN or B1G+||7:00 PM|
|Oct. 28||Maryland||at||Iowa||Iowa City||BTN||9:00 PM|
|Oct. 29||Ohio State||at||Michigan||Ann Arbor||FOX & FS2||2:00 PM|
|Oct. 29||Minnesota||at||Wisconsin||Madison||FOX & FS2||4:45 PM|
|Nov. 1||Purdue||at||Wisconsin||Madison||BTN||7:00 PM|
|Nov. 1||Northwestern||at||Illinois||Champaign||BTN||9:00 PM|
|Nov. 3||Minnesota||at||Ohio State||Columbus||BTN||6:30 PM|
|Nov. 3||Nebraska||at||Penn State||University Park||BTN||8:30 PM|
|Nov. 4||Illinois||at||Wisconsin||Madison||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Nov. 11||Wisconsin||at||Penn State||University Park||BTN||8:00 PM|
|Nov. 15||Ohio State||at||Illinois||Champaign||BTN||9:00 PM|
|Nov. 17||Wisconsin||at||Purdue||West Lafayette||BTN||7:00 PM|
|Nov. 17||Michigan||at||Nebraska||Lincoln||BTN||9:00 PM|
|Nov. 18||Ohio State||at||Minnesota||Minneapolis||BTN or B1G+||8:00 PM|
|Nov. 24||Nebraska||at||Wisconsin||Madison||BTN||4:00 PM|
|Nov. 24||Illinois||at||Minnesota||Minneapolis||BTN or B1G+||6:30 PM|
|Nov. 24||Purdue||at||Michigan||Ann Arbor||BTN or B1G+||6:30 PM|
TOP INDIANA NEWS/RELEASES FROM ORGANIZATIONS
INDIANA HS FOOTBALL…WE LIKE DEFENSE: THE ELITE DEFENSIVE PLAYERS IN INDIANA
The high school football season is fast approaching. As you know defense wins championships and we agree. Here are the IMPACT defensive players to watch this season on high school football fields beginning August 18:
WILLIAM GOODVINE, WESTFIELD 6’2” 245
BRADY WOLF, FISHERS 6’2” 205
NATE JOHNSON, CENTER GROVE 6’2” 220
ASHTON PESETSKI, FORT WAYNE CARROLL 6’2” 220
ROSHAUN MCGEE, MERRILLVILLE 6’1” 265
TERRELLE ELMORE, MERRILLVILLE 6’2” 265
TYSEN SMITH, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 6’3” 225
MICHAEL THACKER, NEW PALESTINE 6’1” 278
LEVI OXLEY, EVANSVILLE REITZ 6’0” 225
LANE WADLE, GREENFIELD CENTRAL 6’5” 245
TREY ROSS, DANVILLE 6’5” 240
BRODY KLEM, GIBSON SOUTHERN 6’0” 200
DYLAN VELEZ, BELLMONT 6’0” 255
COLLIN FOY, HANOVER CENTRAL 6’5” 240
HUNTER WRIGHT, EASTBROOK 6’2” 205
ALBERT SCHWARTZ, LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6’6” 205
MICKEY DARING, FORT WAYNE LUERS 5’8” 205
TREVOR CURRIE, ADAMS CENTRAL 6’2” 195
ANDRE HERNANDEZ, CARROLL FLORA 6’0” 260
JONNY HALL, INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 5’11” 170
WILL HARRIS, PARK TUDOR 6’0” 205
LEVI OSTLER, CLINTON PRAIRIE 6’4” 235
PEYTON MEYER, HAGERSTOWN 5’8” 195
ZACH BALES, SHERIDAN 5’8” 180
GAGE ENGLE, EASTBROOK 6’0” 200
SPENCER TURNER, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 5’10” 180
NICK PAGE, LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 6’1” 196
JAVON FROST, DELPHI 5’8” 170
LUKE PARICHIA, BISHOP CHATARD 6’0” 200
BRAYDON DURHAM, HERITAGE HILLS 6’0” 190
AVERY MILLS, OAK HILL 6’0” 190
ALEX PONCE, CALUMET 5’11” 185
BISHOP WILLIAMS, JIMTOWN 6’5” 195
BRADY GIBSON, HOBART 6’1” 196
BROCK THOMPSON, NORTHRIDGE 6’2” 195
LANDON CLEMENTS, MOORESVILLE 5’10” 200
NICK JOHNSON, HIGHLAND 6’4” 215
LANDON DRENNAN, PLAINFIELD 6’1” 200
SAM LOCKHART, FLOYD CENTRAL 5’11” 210
JOSEPH MOON, CONCORD 6’2” 190
RALPH ROGERS, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 6’1” 180
JACKSON SNYDER, MISHAWAKA 5’10” 180
WILL CLARK, CROWN POINT 6’4” 230
MATAIO RUSSELL, LAWRENCE CENTRAL 5’9” 195
OWEN BRIGHT, CENTER GROVE 6’0” 205
CARTER MCKINSTRY, LAWRENCE NORTH 5’10” 220
NYLAN BROWN, BEN DAVIS 6’0” 239
LUKAS ROHRBACHER, FORT WAYNE SNIDER 6’0” 200
AIDEN BEADLES, SOUTH PUTNAM 6’1” 215
CANNNON BRUNES, WESTERN BOONE 6’0” 225
DARRYL MORTON, LAWRENCE CENTRAL 6’1” 175
JAYON HARVEY, FRANKLIN CENTRAL 6’0” 180
MICAH LILLARD, LAFAYETTE JEFF 6’2” 175
CHRISTIAN PETERSON, CARMEL 6’0” 170
TYLER VANSCHURE, VALPARAISO 5’9” 160
BRANDON LOGAN, FORT WAYNE SNIDER 6’2” 175
TREY STEPHENS, MERRILLVILLE 6’0” 200
MAALIK PERKINS, WHITELAND 5’7” 140
TYLER LEE, NORTHVIEW 5’8” 180
KIRK KNECHT, GREENFIELD CENTRAL 6’1” 158
NOLAN SOUDERS, PENDLETON HEIGHTS 5’11” 175
REIS BEARD, KOKOMO 5’7” 150
COLIN GUY, BISHOP CHATARD 6’0” 175
WADE JONES, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 6’5” 195
JAMES FINLEY, ANDREAN 6’0” 165
BRINN ROBBINS, ANDREAN 6’0” 183
WYATT STRATMAN, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 5’11” 180
JACK HAMILTON, ADAMS CENTRAL 5’10” 165
BRIAN WALL, PROVIDENCE 6’1” 175
COLE SHIVELY, TRITON 6’2” 175
MASON GREEN, MILAN 6’0” 185
HUNDAURI HINES, FRANKLIN CENTRAL 6’2” 200
INDIANA SRN PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL POLLS
- CENTER GROVE
- FW CARROLL
- BEN DAVIS
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
KEEP AN EYE ON: WARREN CENTRAL, FISHERS
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- FW NORTH
- FW SNIDER
KEEP AND EYE ON: WHITELAND, HARRISON
- EAST CENTRAL
- EVANSVILLE REITZ
- NEW PALESTINE
- EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
KEEP AN EYE ON: KOKOMO, MOORESVILLE
- BISHOP CHATARD
- GUERIN CATHOLIC
- WEST LAFAYETTE
KEEP AND EYE ON: GIBSON SOUTHERN, HANOVER CENTRAL
- EVANSVILLE MATER DEI
- LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
- TRITON CENTRAL
- HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
KEEP AN EYE ON: EASTBROOK, FT. WAYNE LUERS
- INDY LUTHERAN
- ADAMS CENTRAL
- COVENANT CHRISTIAN
- PARK TUDOR
KEEP AND EYE ON: CARROLL FLORA, NORTH DECATUR
INDIANA FEVER BASKETBALL
Emma Cannon scored a team-high 23 points Tuesday night, including the go-ahead layup with 60 seconds left, as the Indiana Fever nipped the Phoenix Mercury 72-71 in Indianapolis for just their second win in 14 games.
Cannon’s bucket was the only points for either club in the final 2:17. Phoenix (6-19) had four shots to take the lead after Cannon scored but couldn’t convert any of them. The last was a driving layup attempt by Shey Peddy with two seconds left that Aliyah Boston rebounded to seal the outcome.
Kelsey Mitchell added 21 points for Indiana (7-19), going 10 of 11 at the foul line, and Erica Wheeler chipped in 13 points. The Fever overcame 39.7 percent field-goal shooting and 21 turnovers to snap a five-game home losing skid.
Diana Taurasi poured in a game-high 29 points for the Mercury despite finding second-half foul trouble. Megan Gustafson added 17, but the duo didn’t have enough help. Phoenix made only 39.1 percent of its attempts from the field and was outrebounded 36-29.
The Mercury were without center Brittney Griner, who is taking a hiatus to focus on her mental health.
Boston grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.
The first quarter was defense-optional as the teams scored almost at will. Taurasi got off to a fast start with eight points in the first 3:08 and 12 for the period, helping Phoenix establish a 28-27 edge.
Neither team could maintain that blistering pace in the second period, although Cannon was able to give Indiana a leg up with some surprising punch. Averaging 5.2 points over 16 games coming into the night, she scored 14 points in the period and enabled the Fever to take a 46-43 lead into the break.
Taurasi started the third quarter with 23 points on just 10 shot attempts in a display that might have reminded one of her prime, but she quickly picked up her fourth foul at the 8:25 mark. Without her firepower, the Mercury managed just 14 points in the period and Indiana stretched the margin to 63-57 entering the fourth.
ANDÚJAR’S FOUR-HIT, FIVE-RBI NIGHT PROPELS INDIANS TO SERIES OPENING WIN, 7-5
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Behind yet another excellent night for left fielder Miguel Andújar, the Indianapolis Indians survived a late comeback effort from the Gwinnett Stripers to take the series opener on Tuesday night at Coolray Field, 7-5.
With an RBI single in the third, a two-run double in the fifth, and a two-run single in the eighth, Andújar accounted for the majority of Indy’s run production and tied Gwinnett’s output by himself. Andújar’s four-hit performance was his fourth of the season, with his last four-hit night coming on June 23 against Columbus. The leading hitter in the International League also collected his third five-RBI game on the year, with his last coming on July 14 in Omaha. With his 4-for-5 day, Andújar elevated his batting average to .361 and raised his OPS to an even 1.000.
The Indians (49-53, 16-12) jumped out in front thanks to an opposite field single from designated hitter Mason Martin against Stripers starter Jared Shuster (L, 3-4) to plate shortstop Chris Owings. Andújar supplied the second three runs for Indianapolis before right fielder Canaan Smith-Njigba extended the lead to 5-0 with an RBI single in the fifth.
Four unanswered runs followed for the Stripers (45-57, 12-15), kickstarted by an RBI single from center fielder Dalton Guthrie in the fifth and highlighted by doubles from shortstop Vaughn Grissom and first baseman Jesús Aguilar in the seventh. Andújar provided the insurance for Indy in the eighth to halt the stretch.
Six Indians pitchers combined in the winning effort, with right-hander Kyle Nicolas (W, 1-2) working a team-high 3.0 innings of one-run ball and three arms notching hitless outings before closer Colin Selby (S, 6) finished the job with a one-run ninth.
The Indians and Stripers play the second game of their six-game set on Wednesday night at 7:05 PM ET at Coolray Field. Right-hander Andre Jackson (0-0, 3.72) gets the ball for Indianapolis against Gwinnett right-hander and No. 7 Braves prospect Darius Vines (0-0, 1.93).
COLTS SIGN TE LA’MICHAEL PETTWAY
Westfield, Ind._ – _The Indianapolis Colts today signed undrafted free agent tight end La’Michael Pettway.
Pettway, 6-2, 223 pounds, most recently played for the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL and helped the team win the 2023 USFL Championship. He saw action in seven games (three starts) in 2023 and compiled eight receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns. Pettway also started two postseason contests and caught one pass for 13 yards. In 2022, he appeared in 10 games (four starts) with the Michigan Panthers of the USFL and totaled 24 receptions for 277 yards and two touchdowns. Pettway also spent time with the Aviators of The Spring League in 2021.
Collegiately, Pettway played at Iowa State (2019) and Arkansas (2015-18). In 2019, he appeared in 13 games (10 starts) for the Cyclones and registered 55 receptions for 676 yards and six touchdowns en route to earning Honorable Mention All-Big 12 recognition. Pettway played in 31 games (eight starts) for the Razorbacks and compiled 37 receptions for 601 yards and five touchdowns.
PURDUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
BOILERMAKERS TO FACE GEORGIA, FLORIDA IN THE BAHAMAS
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team will square off with a pair of SEC opponents at the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship in November in Nassau, The Bahamas. The Boilermakers will take on Florida on Nov. 20 and Georgia on Nov. 22, both games are listed at 4 p.m.
Purdue and Georgia have met twice before, both times in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 when head coach Katie Gearlds was a member of the squad. The Boilermakers fell 66-64 to the Bulldogs in 2004 in a back-and-forth bout, before Purdue evened the series in 2007 with a 78-65 victory powered by a 30-point, complete-game performance by Gearlds as a senior.
Purdue won all three previous matchups with Florida, with games coming in 1997, 1998 and 1999. Associate head coach Kelly Komara played for the Boilermakers in the final two contests, an 84-76 win in Gainesville on Dec. 21, 1998, and a 90-50 rout at Mackey Arena on Nov. 26, 1999.
The announcement Tuesday gives the Boilermakers three unveiled non-conference matchups for the 2023-24 season. Purdue will open the campaign on Nov. 6 in Los Angeles against future Big Ten foe UCLA at Pauley Pavilion.
Purdue enters the third year of the Gearlds era with a mix of veteran experience and youthful energy. The Boilermakers return All-Big Ten Second Team honoree Jeanae Terry, as well as Madison Layden, Abbey Ellis, Jayla Smith and Caitlyn Harper.
The Boilermakers finished with a 19-11 record on the year last season including a win over No. 2 Ohio State and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2017.
Eight players arrived in West Lafayette this offseason. Gearlds signed five players out of high school in November for the No. 21-ranked class in the nation, before top-60 recruit Amiyah Reynolds committed in May. The roster was bolstered by transfers Mila Reynolds from Maryland and Alaina Harper from Grand Canyon.
Purdue’s roster will have a sibling flair to it this year with three sets of sisters – Madison Layden and McKenna Layden, Amiyah Reynolds and Mila Reynolds, Caitlyn Harper and Alaina Harper.
PURDUE CENTER GUS HARTWIG NAMED TO OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue senior center Gus Hartwig landed on the Outland Trophy Watch List ahead of the 2023 season, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) announced Tuesday (Aug. 1).
Hartwig was one of 12 centers on the watch list for the Outland Trophy, awarded to the best interior lineman in college football. Created in 1946 when Dr. John Outland presented the FWAA with a financial contribution to initiate the award, the Outland Trophy is the third-oldest major college football award.
Earning Honorable Mention All-Big Ten all three years as a Boilermaker, Hartwig has been a focal point on the Purdue offensive line since coming to West Lafayette in 2020. The Zionsville, Indiana, native has played in 30 games over his collegiate career, starting 27 of them. Beginning with his sophomore season, Hartwig started 24 straight games before suffering an injury during the Northwestern game (Nov. 19, 2022) that sidelined him for the remainder of his junior year. During the 2022 campaign, his blocking helped the Boilermakers lead the Big Ten in passing while also paving the way for Devin Mockobee to set the Purdue freshman record for rushing yards in a single season (968).
Off the field, Hartwig has earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades twice. Later this month, he will graduate from Purdue with a degree in finance before pursuing a master’s degree in global supply chain management.
Purdue begins the 2023 season against Fresno State, kicking off the 100th season of Ross-Ade Stadium (Sept. 2). The non-conference matchup, the Boilermakers’ first game under head coach Ryan Walters, is set for 12 p.m. ET on BTN.
BUTLER FOOTBALL PICKED FIFTH IN PFL PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL
ST. LOUIS – The Butler Bulldogs were picked fifth in the 2023 Pioneer Football League Preseason Coaches’ Poll after a vote from head coaches around the league. Tuesday’s announcement had defending PFL champion St. Thomas as the top choice to win the 2023 title followed by Davidson, Dayton and San Diego.
St. Thomas received 98 of the maximum 100 points available, with coaches unable to vote for their own teams. Davidson followed closely with 92 points while Dayton (75) and San Diego (73) were picked to finish third and fourth, respectively.
St. Thomas, which won its first PFL title last season in its second season as a league member, received eight of the 11 first-place votes and a second-place vote from two other coaches. Davidson, which finished second in the league race last season, finished second in the voting with two first-place votes and eight second-place votes.
Dayton narrowly earned the league’s third-place nod, its best preseason selection since 2019, when it was picked to finish second. San Diego received the remaining first-place vote and finished fourth in the voting. Both the Flyers and Toreros begin 2023 under new head coaches.
The surprise of the league last season, Butler won’t catch many of the league’s coaches by surprise in 2023, with it earning fifth place in the preseason poll. BU was picked 10th in the 2022 preseason poll, but finished the year in fourth place of the league standings with five PFL victories.
Valparaiso, the Bulldogs’ in-state rival, was picked to finish sixth and Marist, which finished tied with Valparaiso in sixth place last season, received a seventh-place nod in the preseason poll. Following the Red Foxes were Drake (38 points), Stetson (31 points), Morehead State (22 points), and Presbyterian (11 points).
The upcoming 2023 season marks the 31st year of the Pioneer Football League. The league will feature 11 teams, each playing an eight-game schedule to determine the league champion and recipient of the automatic bid to the NCAA FCS Championship.
The 2023 schedule gets underway Thursday, August 31, with Morehead State hosting West Virginia State before Valparaiso meets Youngstown State. Butler opens the 2023 campaign with a road game at Montana over opening weekend (Sept. 2). PFL action starts in Week 3 (Sept. 16) when Davidson travels to Marist.
The PFL will present its 2023 Preseason All-PFL Teams on Wednesday, August 2.
About the Pioneer Football League
The Pioneer Football League is the only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The PFL is a truly national conference with members on each coast and throughout the nation’s heartland. Butler University, the University of Dayton, Drake University, and Valparaiso University were among the league’s founding members in 1993, with Davidson College, Marist College, Morehead State University, Presbyterian College, the University of San Diego, the University of St. Thomas, and Stetson University joining to form the current 11-team league.
Pioneer Football League 2023 Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. St. Thomas (8) – 98 Points
2. Davidson (2) – 92 Points
3. Dayton – 75 Points
4. San Diego (1) – 73 Points
5. Butler – 68 Points
6. Valparaiso – 52 Points
7. Marist – 45 Points
8. Drake – 38 Points
9. Stetson – 31 Points
10. Morehead State – 22 Points
11. Presbyterian – 11 Points
– First-place votes in parentheses
– 10 points awarded for a first-place vote, with one point less for each succeeding place
– Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team
GREG WALTER NAMED PIONEER FOOTBALL LEAGUE’S COMMISSIONER
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Pioneer Football League’s Presidents Council named Greg Walter the league’s second commissioner, effective August 1. Walter, who has served as the PFL’s associate commissioner since 2013, brings two decades of collegiate athletics experience, including an extensive background in leadership roles within the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), into his new role with the league.
In addition, Patty Viverito will remain an advisor to the Pioneer Football League after serving as commissioner since the league’s founding in 1993.
“The PFL Council of Presidents is proud to announce the hiring of Greg Walter as its commissioner,” said Jay Morgan, Morehead State University President and PFL Presidents Council chairperson. “Greg is uniquely qualified due to his prior years of experience in the PFL, legal background, and leadership. Current Commissioner Patty Viverito has announced she intends to begin a phased retirement and will continue to serve in an advisory capacity. The Council looks forward to working with Greg and Patty for a seamless transition.”
“I am honored and incredibly excited to lead the PFL as its next Commissioner,” Walter said. “I am grateful for the support of our Presidents Council and Athletic Directors. I look forward to continuing working with them to strengthen the league, provide high-quality experiences to our student-athletes, and enhance Division I football’s value to our campuses. I am also thankful for the opportunity to follow and continue to collaborate with my wonderful mentor, Patty Viverito, who has been an amazing advocate for the PFL and FCS football for decades.”
In his prior role with the PFL, Walter oversaw regulatory matters, developed league schedules, and conducted a comprehensive study of the league’s financial aid policies. Additionally, Walter has served as associate commissioner for the Missouri Valley Football Conference since 2012, where he was extensively involved with all levels of conference governance and major strategic initiatives. Most recently, Walter has overseen the conference’s negotiations for its next television agreement and developed a scheduling and policy framework following recent membership transitions.
In addition to his role with the PFL, Walter will concurrently serve as associate commissioner for the Ohio Valley Conference beginning August 2.
From 2012 to 2021, Walter served as associate commissioner for the Missouri Valley Conference, where he was involved with all levels of governance and major strategic initiatives.
Walter served as assistant commissioner at The Summit League from 2008 to 2011, overseeing the league’s legislative and compliance programs, sports oversight, and league championships.
Before that, Walter worked as associate director of compliance for the Big Ten Conference from 2005 to 2007 and as a compliance officer for the University of Utah from 2004 to 2005.
Walter has served extensively on NCAA committees, including the Division I Council, Baseball Committee, and Legislative Committee. He also served as chair of the Division I Interpretations Committee and co-chair of the Enforcement Interpretations Process Working Group.
Walter holds a juris doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Northwestern University in 2000.
About the Pioneer Football League
The Pioneer Football League is the only non-scholarship, football-only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision conference. The PFL is a truly national conference with members on each coast and throughout the nation’s heartland. Butler University, the University of Dayton, Drake University, and Valparaiso University were among the league’s founding members in 1993, with Davidson College, Marist College, Morehead State University, Presbyterian College, the University of San Diego, the University of St. Thomas, and Stetson University joining to form the current 11-team league.
BALL STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL
JARRON COLEMAN ENTERS TRANSFER PORTAL
MUNCIE, Ind. – Jarron Coleman Jr. expressed to me his intention to enter the transfer portal as a graduate transfer on Tuesday. As a program we are proud of many of Jarron’s accomplishments, but none more than “Boogie” becoming his family’s first college graduate upon completing summer school requirements on July 22. I believe that Ball State University has gone above and beyond to provide a foundation of success for Boogie’s future, including graduation. Although we are disappointed in the timing of this decision, we will always support graduating our student-athletes regardless of risk due to current NCAA rules regarding transfer eligibility and other external influences. We are thankful for Boogie’s contributions to our program and wish him nothing but success in his future.
BALL STATE MEN’S GOLF
FLECK SIGNS GRAD TRANSFER JENSEN KLONDIKE FROM BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY
MUNCIE, Ind. – Following a successful spring and an impressive summer season with Ball State golfers qualifying for national fields around the country, Cardinals men’s golf coach Mike Fleck has announced the signing of graduate transfer Jensen Klondike.
Klondike recently completed a five-year stint at Bellarmine University, finishing his redshirt senior season last spring with a 73.33 stroke average – never shooting above 70s and notching three rounds in the 60s. He completed 30 rounds over 10 events last season and was named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team.
“Jensen is another experienced player that will make our roster more competitive and deeper,” said Fleck who begins his 26th year guiding the Ball State men’s golf program. “Jensen competed in 30 rounds last year and 33 rounds the year prior at Bellarmine. He counted eight rounds under par last year and 11 at par or better. We are excited to get the fall season underway with Jensen joining a talented group of guys!”
A graduate of Ballard High School in his hometown of Louisville, Klondike joins a Ball State recruiting class that includes Alec Cesare, Braxton Kuntz and Trey Wilson.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL
JOE ALT, BLAKE FISHER SELECTED FOR OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST
University of Notre Dame junior offensive tackle Joe Alt and sophomore offensive tackle Blake Fisher have been to the 2023 Outland Trophy Watch List, presented by the Football Writers Association of America to the most outstanding interior lineman in college football.
The duo are the only pair of offensive lineman from the same team on the 91-player watch list. Clemson was the only other team in the nation to have two players on the watch list (one offensive lineman, one defensive lineman).
Alt earned first-or-second team All-America honors from 12 different outlets at the end of the 2022 season and finished the year as the top rated offensive tackle in the country according to Pro Football Focus.
Alt and Fisher contributed to an offensive line that paved the way for 2,457 rushing yards in 2022, a 4.6 yards-per-carry average, 25 rushing touchdowns and seven 200-yard rushing performances.
Previous Notre Dame lineman who have earned the Outland Trophy include George Connor (1946), Bill Fischer (1948) and Ross Browner (1976).
The recipient of the 2023 Outland Trophy will be announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards, live on ESPN in December. The official presentation to the winner will be made at the Outland Trophy Awards Dinner sponsored by Werner Enterprises and produced by the Greater Omaha Sports Committee in Omaha, Neb., on Jan. 10, 2024.
J.D. BERTRAND AND BENJAMIN MORRISON NAMED TO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST
University of Notre Dame senior linebacker J.D. Bertrand and sophomore cornerback Benjamin Morrison are among the 90 college football players named to the 2023 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, which is presented to the top defensive player in college football by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA).
Bertrand led the Irish with 82 total tackles in 2022, following up on his 101 team-leading total in 2021. He piled up 8.5 tackles for loss in ‘22 as well.
Morrison was one of the late-season breakout stars of college football in 2022, picking off two interceptions and returning one 96 yards for a touchdown in Notre Dame’s 35-14 romp over No. 5 Clemson.
The rookie then claimed a share of the Notre Dame single-game record with three interceptions in a shutout win over Boston College, including two interceptions in the first quarter. He then capped his outstanding freshman year with an interception in the Gator Bowl victory over South Carolina.
Morrison appeared in all 13 games in 2022, starting nine and finishing the year with 33 tackles, 22 solo stops and four pass break ups.
Players may be added or removed from the watch list during the course of the season. As in previous years, the FWAA will announce a National Defensive Player of the Week each Tuesday this season. If not already on the watch list, each week’s honored player will be added at that time.
Manti Te’o is the only Notre Dame football player to earn the Nagurski Trophy in 2012.
The FWAA and the Charlotte Touchdown Club will announce finalists for the 2023 trophy on Nov. 15 and the winner will be unveiled Dec. 4 at the Bronko Nagurski Awards Banquet in Charlotte, N.C.
INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
SYCAMORES TAKE THE FIELD FOR FIRST DAY OF SOCCER FALL CAMP
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State women’s soccer took the field for the first of 12 scheduled practices prior to the first exhibition of the 2023 season on August 9 at Purdue.
Hear from Head Coach Paul Lawrence on the first practice of fall camp at Memorial Stadium as the Sycamores start their preparations for the upcoming regular season.
INDIANA STATE FOOTBALL
EIGHT SYCAMORES NAMED TO MVFC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM; SYCAMORES SELECTED 10TH OVERALL IN PRESEASON POLL
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Eight Sycamores were honored on the Missouri Valley Football Preseason All-Conference teams, while Indiana State was selected 10th overall in the Valley poll as voted on by the league’s head coaches, media members, and SIDs as the conference office announced the preseason awards on Tuesday morning.
Justin Dinka (RB) and Rylan Cole (DB) represented the Sycamores on the All-MVFC First Team, while Jose Vazquez IV (OL), Lucas Hunter (DL), and Geoffrey Brown (LB) were all selected to the Second Team. Gianini Belizaire (DL), Keagen Trost (OL), and Johnathan Edwards (DB) were all honored on the MVFC Honorable Mention squad.
Dinka was a 2022 MVFC Second Team All-Conference selection after finishing fourth in the MVFC in total rushing yards (895), while adding a 5.77 yards per carry average. The redshirt junior posted a career-high 177 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns against Youngstown State and finished the season with nine games with at least 50 rushing yards.
Cole returns as one of the more heralded players in the MVFC after earning 2022 HERO Sports Sophomore All-American honors. The junior safety finished among the conference leaders in solo tackles per game (5.2) and passes defended per game (1.1), while tying for the team lead with 84 tackles on the year. He posted a season-high 18 tackles against North Dakota State, while adding a two-interception game against North Alabama.
Vazquez IV lined up as Indiana State’s primary right guard in the 2022 season starting 10 games on the year. The redshirt junior is a three-year starter on the ISU offensive line and posted an average grade of 88.7% throughout the year. This average bumped up to an 89.5% mark in conference play. The Carol Stream, Ill. native allowed just 1.5 sacks in the 2022 season and just three quarterback hurries.
Hunter finished the 2022 season with 35 total tackles, including 4.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack as an interior defensive lineman. The Indianapolis, Ind. native highlighted his season with a career-high 11 tackles, a TFL and 0.5 sacks against North Dakota State. The junior defensive lineman also recorded a scoop-and-score fumble recovery for a touchdown early in the season against Montana for his first collegiate touchdown.
Brown tied for the ISU lead with 84 total tackles, while adding 7.0 TFL and 3.5 sacks. The rising junior opened the season with a career-high 15-tackle game against North Alabama, while adding 10 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and 2.0 sacks at Northern Iowa. He finished the year with five double-digit tackling efforts on the season.
Belizaire led Indiana State with 8.5 tackles-for-loss and 5.0 sacks in his first season with the Sycamores. The junior defensive lineman made his ISU debut with a season-high six tackles, 1.5 TFLs, and 1.5 sacks against North Alabama, while adding a 2.5 TFL and 1.5 sack game against Western Illinois.
Trost started at right tackle in 10 games, right guard in one contest in 2022. He posted an average grade on the season was 86.5 with an 88.6 mark in conference play. Trost allowed just one sack and two quarterback hurries on the season.
Edwards is scheduled to get back on the field this season after suffering an injury in 2023. The St. Louis, Mo. native finished second in the MVFC in passes defended (9) and led the conference in pass breakups (9) in the 2022 season while serving as a starting cornerback. He posted multiple tackles in eight different games.
The Sycamores garnered 148 total points on their way to being picked 10th overall in the poll. South Dakota State was named the MVFC Preseason favorite garnering 539 total points and 44 of the 45 first-place votes. North Dakota State was second in the poll receiving the final first-place vote and 492 total points.
ISU reports for fall camp this afternoon with the Sycamores set to start official practice on Wednesday morning at Memorial Stadium starting at 10 a.m. All practices will be open to the general public.
Indiana State Head Coach Curt Mallory announced the 2023 football preseason camp schedule as the Sycamores prepare for the team to report to campus on Tuesday, August 1.
ISU will hold 17 practices at Memorial Stadium through fall camp prior to classes starting on August 22. U.S. Lawns will serve as the official fall football camp sponsor for the third consecutive season helping provide coverage leading up to the 2023 season opener on August 31 against Eastern Illinois.
Practice official starts on Wednesday, August 2 with the Sycamores taking the field at 10 a.m. All practices will be open to the general public.
PFL RELEASES PRESEASON POLL
The Valparaiso University football team has been tabbed to finish sixth of 11 in the Pioneer Football League preseason poll, which was released by the league office on Tuesday.
Defending PFL champion St. Thomas edged out Davidson for the top spot in the preseason poll, as voted upon by PFL head coaches.
Over the last three seasons, Valpo has recorded 12 Pioneer Football League victories, the most in a three-year period in program history. The program finished with a PFL record of .500 or better for the third consecutive season in 2022, the first time that has occurred since 1998-2000.
Valpo Football will look to take another step forward during the 2023 campaign, which begins on Thursday, Aug. 31 as the Beacons visit Youngstown State.
U OF INDY FOOTBALL
UINDY ALUM TORIANO CLINTON SIGNS NFL CONTRACT WITH COLTS
INDIANAPOLIS—Former UIndy football All-American Toriano Clinton cleared another hurdle this week on his way to becoming an NFL player. The school’s all-time leading rusher, Clinton signed with the hometown Colts as an undrafted free agent after making an impression at the team’s rookie minicamp back in May.
Clinton finished his college career last fall with 4,538 rushing yards, most ever by a Greyhound. He also set career program records for yards per rushing attempt (7.7), rushing touchdowns (48), total touchdowns (55) and kickoff return average (30.9). He’s a four-time All-GLVC honoree, two-time All-American, and a two-time Academic All-American.
MARIAN MEN’S BASKETBALL
WINSTON YERGLER JOINS MARIAN MEN’S BASKETBALL AS ASSISTANT COACH
INDIANAPOLIS – Head coach Scott Heady as announced a new member to the Marian men’s basketball coaching staff, as Winston Yergler joins the team after previously serving as the Director of Basketball Operations at IUPUI.
Yergler comes to Marian after spending the last two seasons at IUPUI. After spending the 2021-22 season as the Assistant Director of Operations, Yergler was promoted to the Director of Basketball Operations in August 2022. Prior to IUPUI, Yergler spent two seasons at Ball State where he was the Graduate Assistant and Special Assistant to the head coach. During his time at Ball State, Yergler worked closely with All Mid-American (MAC) performers Tayer Parsons and Trey Moses and has worked with nine different players who have amassed 1,000 points in their collegiate careers. Yerlger’s responsibilities at Ball State included being the head scouting coordinator, focusing primarily on defensive preparation over the course of the season, while also overseeing 12 undergraduate managers and six managers who worked specifically towards game promotions. Additionally, Yergler coordinated the coaching staff’s travel schedules as they watched more than 600 high school and summer games across the country.
Yergler played collegiately for two seasons at Iowa Central Community College before completing his degree at Purdue, where he was a men’s basketball manager. He earned his degree from Purdue in Selling & Sales Management before earning his Master’s in Sports Administration from Ball State.
INDIANA WESLEYAN MEN’S SOCCER
MEN’S SOCCER ALUM HARGREAVES WINS NISA INDEPENDENT CUP REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan men’s soccer alum Zack Hargreaves recently won the 2023 National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) Southern Region Championship of the NISA Independent Cup with the Savannah Clovers.
The NISA is a profession league of independent clubs from around the United States. This is the first title for Savannah and could be a potential turning point in the season for the Clovers despite some early losses. Hargreaves has played in 12 matches this season and scored two goals.
The former Wildcat played three seasons in Marion from 2019-2021. He tallied 9 goals and 12 assists for 30 points in 48 matches. Hargreaves was a two-time All-Crossroads League recipient and a 2021 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.
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|Atlanta||68||37||.648||–||36 – 20||32 – 17||22 – 6||13 – 2||11 – 9||6 – 4||W 1|
|Philadelphia||58||49||.542||11||28 – 20||30 – 29||11 – 15||11 – 8||14 – 13||6 – 4||W 2|
|Miami||57||51||.528||12.5||33 – 23||24 – 28||13 – 18||11 – 9||10 – 12||4 – 6||L 2|
|NY Mets||50||56||.472||18.5||26 – 23||24 – 33||16 – 14||5 – 14||15 – 13||5 – 5||L 1|
|Washington||45||63||.417||24.5||21 – 34||24 – 29||10 – 19||8 – 14||14 – 14||5 – 5||L 1|
|Cincinnati||59||50||.541||–||28 – 26||31 – 24||12 – 11||14 – 20||16 – 9||6 – 4||L 1|
|Milwaukee||58||50||.537||0.5||29 – 24||29 – 26||10 – 8||22 – 10||8 – 15||4 – 6||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||54||53||.505||4||28 – 27||26 – 26||8 – 14||19 – 14||9 – 8||8 – 2||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||48||58||.453||9.5||26 – 27||22 – 31||7 – 6||11 – 15||16 – 15||6 – 4||W 3|
|St. Louis||47||61||.435||11.5||23 – 30||24 – 31||10 – 9||13 – 20||9 – 14||3 – 7||L 1|
|LA Dodgers||60||45||.571||–||32 – 20||28 – 25||11 – 7||16 – 14||14 – 11||5 – 5||W 1|
|San Francisco||59||49||.546||2.5||31 – 24||28 – 25||10 – 12||18 – 9||16 – 11||5 – 5||W 1|
|Arizona||57||51||.528||4.5||28 – 28||29 – 23||13 – 15||11 – 10||18 – 12||3 – 7||L 1|
|San Diego||53||55||.491||8.5||29 – 25||24 – 30||13 – 13||8 – 15||13 – 14||6 – 4||W 1|
|Colorado||42||65||.393||19||25 – 29||17 – 36||14 – 17||8 – 10||7 – 20||4 – 6||L 1|
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1881 With his team already ahead in the eighth inning, 5-0, White Stockings (Cubs) outfielder Abner Dalrymple becomes the first player to be walked intentionally with the bases loaded. Buffalo Bisons’ right-hander Jack Lynch gives up the run-producing free pass in an eventual 11-2 Chicago victory.
The White Sox, with their 3-0 victory over Boston at Chicago’s South Side Park, begin an American League record 19-game winning streak. In this century, the ‘Hitless Wonders’ streak will be equaled only by the 1947 Yankees.
1907 The Senators’ 19-year-old rookie right-hander Walter Johnson makes his major league debut, losing to the Tigers, 3-2. Ty Cobb gets the first hit off of the future Hall of Famer with a bunt single, who will finish with a 417-279 (.599) record while compiling an ERA of 2.17 during his 21-year big-league tenure, all with Washington.
1919 Fred Luderus, playing in his 479th straight contest since June 2nd, 1916, breaks Eddie Collins’s consecutive-game record. The Phillies’ first baseman will extend his major league mark to 533 before the streak ends in the 1920 season opener.
1921 With the jurors lifting the men onto their shoulders, the jury acquits the eight White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series. The next day, Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis will banish all the ‘innocent’ defendants from playing professional baseball, stating the overwhelming evidence clearly shows the Black Sox fixed the games with gamblers.
1922 Ken Williams homers in his sixth straight game, setting an American League record. The left fielder’s round-tripper isn’t enough to prevent the Browns from bowing to the A’s at Sportsman’s Park, 8-4.
1931 In a contest played at a National League ballpark, the Red Sox shut out the Yankees at Braves Field, 1-0. The next time the Bronx Bombers fail to score in a game will be another two years and a day, spanning a major league record of 308 contests.
1932 Cubs GM Bill Veeck, Sr. announces Charlie Grimm will take over for Rogers Hornsby, who was fired today as the skipper of the second-place club. The popular ‘Jolly Cholly,’ who inherits the job partly due to his predecessor’s indebtedness to his players to cover gambling debts, starts by winning 20 of 25 games as the team’s player-manager and will lead the team to the National League pennant this season.
1933 In a 16-3 win over the Yankees in New York, A’s catcher Mickey Cochrane completes the cycle for the second time in his career. The Philadelphia backstop also accomplished the rare feat last season.
1936 At Comiskey Park, the White Sox overcome deficits of 9-1 in the fifth and 11-3 in the seventh inning to defeat the Red Sox in extra innings, 12-11. With two outs in the 12th inning, Jack Hayes’s single plates Larry Rosenthal, who had doubled earlier in the frame, giving the Pale Hose an incredible come-from-behind victory in the second game of their twin bill sweep over Boston.
1938 Bright yellow baseballs designed by Frederick Rah, who believes the visibility of the dandelion-hue sphere will help players avoid getting hit by a pitch, are used in the first game of a doubleheader. The one-game experiment draws mixed reactions, and the Dodgers complete their sweep of the twin bill from the Cardinals, 6-2 and 9-3, using the traditional white ball in the nightcap.
1939 In the ninth inning of New York’s 7-2 loss to Detroit, Joe DiMaggio makes one of the most memorable catches in Yankee Stadium history when he grabs a Hank Greenberg drive 455 feet from home plate. The 24-year-old center fielder, who seldom displays emotion, is so thrilled with the amazing catch he enthusiastically heads toward the dugout, forgetting there is still a man on base with only two outs, a rare mental error by the ‘Yankee Clipper.’
1959 In the ninth inning of a 5-4 loss to Boston at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium, Jim Bunning, tossing a frame in relief, strikes out three batters on nine pitches, sending Sammy White, Jim Mahoney, and Ike Delock back to the dugout with bats in their hands. The Tiger right-hander becomes only the tenth pitcher in major league history to accomplish the feat.
1959 Bill Bruton hits a three-run triple in both the first and the sixth inning of the nightcap of a twin bill at County Stadium. The Braves center fielder’s pair of three-baggers with the bases loaded contributes to the team’s 11-5 victory over St. Louis.
1970 At Memorial Stadium, the Orioles score five times in the first inning and hold on to beat the Royals, 10-8. The win marks Baltimore’s 23rd consecutive victory against Kansas City over two years, setting a major league mark.
1970 Three runs down, entering the ninth inning, the Phillies score four times in the bottom of the frame without recording an out in their unlikely 7-6 victory over the Giants. Tony Taylor ends the Connie Mack Stadium contest with a walk-off grand slam off Mike Davison.
1970 The Royals sign Frank White as an amateur free agent after he attends a team tryout camp. The 19-year-old infielder, one of the few successful graduates from the Baseball Academy the team operated in the early 1970s, will play his entire 18-year career in Kansas City, having his number retired by the franchise in 1995.
1972 Woody Fryman is selected off waivers by the Tigers from the Phillies. The 32-year-old southpaw, who posted a 4-10 record before being released by Philadelphia, will post ten victories in 13 decisions for Detroit, helping his new team win a division title.
1973 Mets outfielder Cleon Jones becomes the first player in franchise history to collect 1,000 hits when he doubles off Jim Rooker in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Pirates at Shea Stadium. The Mobile (AL) native will add another 196 hits before being traded in 1975 to the White Sox.
1979 Thurman Munson dies when the Cessna Citation I/SP jet he is learning to fly clips a tree and crashes 1,000 feet short of the runway at Akron-Canton Regional Airport. The 32-year-old Yankee catcher took lessons over two years to get home more easily on off days to be with his family in Ohio.
1981 The Hall of Fame inducts Cardinal ace right-hander Bob Gibson, ten-time All-Star first baseman Johnny Mize (Cardinals/Giants, Yankees), and Negro League pioneer Rube Foster. The BBWAA selected the right-hander in the first year of his eligibility, with Mize and Foster getting the Veterans Committee’s nod.
1981 As a recipient of the Ford C. Frick award for his “major contributions” to baseball” as a broadcaster, Ernie Harwell becomes the fifth honoree to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Tigers’ play-by-play announcer, who describes himself as a ‘tongue-tied kid from Georgia,’ is overcome with joy as he shares his heartfelt appreciation for the game with the Cooperstown crowd.
1982 During a ceremony held in Cooperstown, NY, the United States Postal Service unveils a 20-cent stamp commemorating baseball great Jackie Robinson as part of its annual Black Heritage series. The Dodger infielder becomes the first individual baseball player depicted on a U.S postage stamp.
1985 With the score knotted at 3-3 at Yankee Stadium, White Sox backstop Carlton Fisk tags two Yankees out at home plate during the same play. The unusual 8-6-2-2 double play results when runners on first and second attempt to score on a double but outfielder Luis Salazar’s perfect throw to shortstop Ozzie Guillen, who throws a strike to the plate, and the Chicago catcher tags out both Bobby Meacham and a sliding Larry Berra.
1987 On a day the temperature exceeds 102 degrees, Kevin Seitzer has a sizzling day at the plate, going 6-for-6 and driving in seven runs. The Kansas City rookie third baseman’s offensive output, which includes a pair of homers, paces the team to a 13-5 victory over the Red Sox at Royals Stadium.
1987 Eric Davis becomes the seventh and earliest player to join the 30-30 club when he hits a walk-off home run leading off the bottom of the eleventh off Jeff Robinson in the Reds’ 5-4 victory over the Giants at Riverfront Stadium. No one had ever accomplished the feat with nearly two months remaining in the season.
1993 A crowd, with many fans chanting, “U.S.A., U.S.A.,” during the team’s batting practice, becomes obnoxious and unruly at the Yankees’ 4-0 loss to the Blue Jays in New York. After rudely booing the Canadian national anthem at the beginning of the game, the bad behavior continues when some fans throw bottles from the right-field bleachers onto the field toward Toronto outfielder Joe Carter.
1995 Longtime coach Jimmie Reese, whose 23 years in an Angels uniform equal the longest in club history, is inducted into the Angels’ Hall of Fame. The former roommate of Babe Ruth began his career as a batboy for the Pacific Coast League’s Los Angeles Angels in 1917.
1998 The Cuban national team extends its winning streak at the World Baseball Championships, which began in 1986, to 41 games. The team’s latest victory, a 7-1 defeat of South Korea in the final round, brings the island nation its twenty-second gold medal.
2002 Commissioner Bud Selig fines Jim Bowden for the comments the Reds general manager made to reporters before yesterday’s contest against the Dodgers when he compared a baseball strike to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Quickly realizing such an analogy was inappropriate and insensitive, the Cincinnati GM apologizes after the game.
2007 After giving up eight runs in the top of the second inning, the Yankees storm back in the bottom of the frame to tie the score with eight tallies of their own in an eventual 13-9 loss to the White Sox in New York. The combined offensive onslaught marks only the second time in major league history that each team scored eight or more runs in the same inning.
2008 In the first game after the Manny Ramirez trade to the Dodgers, the Fenway Faithful enthusiastically welcome Jason Bay, the player replacing the Boston icon. The former Pirates outfielder doesn’t disappoint, tripling and scoring the winning run in the 12th inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 victory over the A’s.
2009 Melky Cabrera completes a cycle with a ninth-inning triple during an 8-5 victory in Chicago to become the first Yankee in 14 years to accomplish the feat. Tony Fernandez had been the last Bronx Bomber to collect a single, double, triple, and a home run in the same game with his four hits against Oakland on September 3rd, 1995.
2010 The Brewers and Corey Hart agree to a $26.5 million, three-year contract extension keeping the All-Star outfielder in Milwaukee through the 2013 season. The 28-year-old fly chaser had an unproductive 2009 season and poor spring training and had been the subject of recent trade rumors.
2010 Washington backstop Ivan Rodriguez becomes the fifth player to collect 300 home runs while catching when he goes deep off Rodrigo Lopez, leading off the second inning of the Nationals’ 3-1 victory in Arizona. Pudge joins Hall of Famers Mike Piazza, Carlton Fisk, Johnny Bench, and Yogi Berra as the only catchers in baseball history to reach the plateau while playing behind the dish.
2011 Mark Teixeira homers from both sides of the plate for the 12th time to set a new major league record during the Yankees’ rain-shortened 6-0 victory in Chicago. The New York slugging first-baseman surpasses switch-hitters Eddie Murray and Chili Davis, who went yard from both sides of the dish 11 times during their careers.
2011 After intentionally throwing a pitch at Alex Avila two days ago, Jered Weaver, who will appeal the ruling, is suspended for six games and fined an undisclosed amount of money. The Angels right-hander threw the seventh-inning pitch over the Tigers catcher’s head after being annoyed by Carlos Guillen, the previous Detroit batter who stayed at home plate to admire his home run before starting to trot around the bases.
2013 Two days after his 21st birthday, Jose Fernandez establishes a franchise rookie record, striking out 14 batters in the Miami 10-0 victory over Cleveland in Marlins Park. The Miami right-hander becomes the first pitcher with at least 13 strikeouts in consecutive games since Randy Johnson accomplished the feat in 2004.
2014 The Tigers scored all eight innings they came to bat in their 11-5 victory over Colorado at Comerica Park. Detroit, which also accomplished the feat in 1912, becomes the first team not to have a zero in their line score since the Yankees tallied a run in every frame against Toronto in 2006.
2014 “Jim Thome’s journey to become a member of the elite six hundred home run club is a story built on consistency, dependability, professionalism, power and character.” – Inscription on Jim Thome’s statue at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The Indians unveil a statue near Heritage Park at Progressive Field honoring Jim Thome, the team’s all-time career home run leader (337), who spent 13 seasons with Cleveland. The location of the eight-foot bronze sculpture marks where the longest homer ever hit in Progressive Field landed, a 511-foot blast launched in 1999 by the Tribe’s first baseman/DH.
2016 Astros rookie Joe Musgrove makes his first major league appearance, coming in relief of injured starter Lance McCullers. The 23-year-old right-hander has an impressive debut when he completes the game, striking out eight and yielding just a single in his 4.1 innings of work in Houston’s 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park.
2020 For the first time in major league history, teams play a doubleheader consisting of two seven-inning games when the Reds sweep the Tigers at Comerica Park, 4-3 and 4-0. The shortened twin bills, enabling teams to put less strain on their rosters and reducing contact between players in the clubhouse, resulted from the recent disruptions in the schedule due to the pandemic.
2020 Entering the game in the top of the third inning, Tigers’ southpaw Tyler Alexander fans the first nine Reds he faces in the team’s 4-3 loss at Comerica Park. The 26-year-old reliever’s feat ties the American League record for consecutive strikeouts established in 2012 by Doug Fister, starting for Detroit against the Royals.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Cristóbal Torriente was a powerful, stocky centerfielder who possessed all of the traditional five tools: Hitting for average and power, fielding, throwing, and running.
Born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on Nov. 16, 1893, Torriente came stateside in 1913 to play for the Cuban Stars. He also played several seasons in the 1910s for J.L. Wilkinson’s “All-Nations” team.
He joined The Chicago American Giants in 1919, helping the team capture the first three Negro National League pennants in 1920-22. He won the league batting title in 1920 with a .411 average.
In 1920, Torriente firmly established himself as one of the legendary figures of Cuban baseball The New York Giants, whose roster temporarily included Babe Ruth, visited Torriente’s native Cuba for a nine-game series vs. Almendares –Torriente’s team. Torriente outhit and out-homered Ruth in the series and the home team won the series by one game.
Torriente joined the Kansas City Monarchs in 1926, then spent the next two seasons with the Detroit Stars. He wound up his American career in the early 1930s with Gilkerson’s Union Giants, the Atlanta Black Crackers and the Louisville Black Caps.
Like many players, Torriente had a parallel career in the Cuban Winter league. In 13 seasons in his homeland, he hit better than .300 11 times and won two batting titles. His teams won six Cuban championships in those 13 seasons.
Torriente was also was an occasional pitcher in the Negro National League, compiling a career record of 13-7.
Torriente passed away on April 11, 1938. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2006.
BIG RED DEFENSE SHINES IN 36-7 VICTORY: ARGOS HELD TO MINUS 22 YARDS ON THE GROUND
The August 2, 1961 tilt of a rare NFL versus CFL pre-season exhibition between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Toronto Argonauts took place in Toronto, Ontario. The game was played under Canadian Rules so you might think that the visitors from the NFL may have been at a disadvantage not being used to strategies of having but three downs, more than one in pre-snap motion and twelve players on the filed but it didn’t seem to hamper them. The CFL season was in full swing so the Boatmen took a break from League action to play a mid-season exhibition against some competition from the States. The Cardinals in just their first pre-season contest of the year looked like a well-oiled machine especially on the defensive side. With a mere 12 days of practice and one scrimmage St. Louis held Argos runners to negative 22 yards and the passing game to a modest 184 yards on 35 attempts. The Cardinals opened up the scoring when DB Larry Wilson picked off an errant pass and ran it into the endzone. Even with a sore arm, Big Red QB Sam “the Rifle” Etcheverry came in to relieve starter George Izo, and guided two quick touchdown drives, one on a 74 a yard draw play run by RB Prentice Gautt. Izo threw a TD pass himself before taking a sideline post.
Other Historic Gridiron News from August 2
August 2, 1963 – The 30th Chicago Charities College All Star Game had the college stars defeating the Green Bay Packers 20-17. The MVP award, always given to the college player team, happened to be Ron Vander Kelen the former quarterback of the Wisconsin Badgers.
August 2, 1967 – The New Orleans Saints play their first ever preseason game against the LA Rams at Anaheim Stadium. The exhibition was a competitive contest too with the final score of Rams 16, Saint 7.
August 2, 1968 – The 35th Chicago Charities College All Star Game had Green Bay topping the College All Stars 34-17 at Soldier Field within 69,917 in attendance. The MVP award, always given to the college player team, happened to be former Syracuse running back Larry Csonka.
BIRTHDAYS OF HALL OF FAME PLAYERS FOR AUGUST 2
August 2, 1932 – Lamar Hunt Pro Football Hall of Fame owner of the Kansas City Chiefs who helped the AFL merge into the NFL. Mr. Hunt was the principal founder of the AFL, MLS (Major League Soccer) and the NASL (North American Soccer League) as well as World Championship Tennis. Lamar Hunt owned other teams in multiple sports besides the Chiefs. In honor of his great accomplishments the Lamar Hunt Trophy is awarded each year the winner of the AFC Championship game.
August 2, 1933 – Matt Hazeltine from the University of California was a linebacker that entered the prestigious College Football Hall of Fame in the induction ceremonies of 1989. He extended his football prowess in the NFL by playing in the League for a combined 15 seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and the NY Giants. With the Niners Hazeltine made 2 Pro Bowls and served as a team captain for 5 seasons.
August 2, 1937 – LSU former star halfback and 1959 Heisman winner, Billy Cannon was also born on this day. Mr. Cannon was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008. His punt return on October 31, 1959 haunted the number 3 ranked Ole Miss Rebels and is considered by many to be one of the greatest play in LSU football history. Billy Cannon also had a nice AFL and NFL career the Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders and KC Chiefs. He was also drafted by the LA Rams but the AFL Oiler’s owner Bud Adams won a court ruling and outbid the NFL’s Rams for his rights.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Place of Birth: Pine River, MN
Date of Birth: May 05, 1941
Jersey Number: 11
High School: Portland, OR (Jefferson HS)
Terry Baker holds the distinction of being the only athlete to win the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Award in the same year. He did this with Oregon State in 1962, and he also received a Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation. Baker won 14 Player of the Year Awards in addition to being named to 12 All-America teams. In his last game as a collegian, Baker won the Liberty Bowl’s Most Valuable Player Award as his 99 yard run was the only score in a 6-0 win over Villanova. A three-year starter on the Beaver basketball team , he led OSU to a 1963 Final Four appearance. After graduation the Los Angeles Rams made Baker the first player selected in the collegiate draft. He played three seasons for the Rams and one season in the Canadian Football League.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
38 – 44 – 6 – 4 – 25 – 35 – 1 – 18 – 21
August 2, 1907 – Legendary pitcher Walter Johnson at 19 began his 21 year Baseball Hall of Fame playing career with Washington with 3-2 loss v Detroit
August 2, 1921 – After 3 hours deliberation a Chicago jury acquits 8 Chicago White Sox accused in Black Sox scandal. However the very next day the players suffered a sentence as they were all banned from organized baseball for life.
August 2, 1924 – Philadelphia A’s first baseman Joe Hauser set an AL record of 14 total bases in a game. Hauser crushed 3 home runs and a double as Philadelphia beats Cleveland Indians, 12-4 at Dunn Field
August 2, 1929 – Philadelphia 1st baseman Don Hurst set an NL record of 6 consecutive games with a home run in the Phillies’ 2-0 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates
August 2, 1959 – Milwaukee Braves outfielder Bill Bruton, Number 38 hit 3 triples in 11-5 win v St. Louis Cardinals; 2 of them bases loaded, first time in 20th Century
August 2, 1959 – San Francisco Giants Future Hall of Fame first baseman Willie McCovey, Number 44 hit the first of his 521 MLB home runs in SF Giants 5-3 win v Pittsburgh Pirates
August 2, 1968 – Yes there are trade backs! Ron Hansen (Washington Senators Number 6) and Tim Cullen (Chicago White Sox Number 4) became the first MLB players to be traded for each other twice in the same season. The pair had been swapped for each other earlier that year in February in opposite directions. They even took on the uniform number of the other when they switched teams. Both were number 4 with the Chisox and number 6 with the Sens in 1968.
August 2, 1973 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame 3rd baseman George Brett, wearing Number 25 that season smacked his 1st MLB hit on debut for the Kansas City Royals in 3-1 win over Chicago White Sox
August 2, 1979 – Some convenient shopping, when you see it you buy it. The New York Mets purchased contract of outfielder José Cardenal, Number 1 from Philadelphia Phillies between games of a double-header between the two teams and then wore Number 6 with the Mets.
August 2, 1982 – Oakland outfielder Rickey Henderson, Number 35 stole his 100th MLB base of the season in 6-5 win v Seattle. With this he became the first to swipe 100 bases in a season twice in modern era of baseball
August 2, 1987 – Cincinnati Reds outfielder Number 44, Eric Davis was the 7th to hit 30home runs and steal 30 bases in one season as he homers in Reds 5-4 win versus the Giants
August 2, 1987 – Michael Andretti in the Number 18 Blue and gold Kraco sponsored Indy car ran the fastest Indy car race in history (171.49mph) in winning the Marlboro 500 at the Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
August 2, 1990 – He did it in just 77 at bats for a MLB record. New York Yankees rookie first baseman Kevin Maas, Number 21 belted his 10th MLB homer in 6-5 loss v Detroit, fastest to reach that mark, just 77 visits to the plate.
August 2, 1992 – Tom Seaver, Rollie Fingers, Hal Newhouser and Bill McGowan are welcomed and inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.
TV SPORTS WEDNESDAY
|MLB REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|LA Angels at Atlanta||12:20pm||MLBN|
|Detroit at Pittsburgh||12:35pm||MLBN|
|Milwaukee at Washington||1:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Cleveland at Houston||2:10pm||Bally Sports|
|San Diego at Colorado||3:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Boston at Seattle||4:10pm||Root Sports|
|Philadelphia at Miami||6:40pm||NBCS-PHI|
|Tampa Bay at NY Yankees||7:05pm||MLBN|
|Baltimore at Toronto||7:07pm||MLBN|
|Minnesota at St. Louis||7:45pm||Bally Sports|
|Cincinnati at Chi. Cubs||8:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Chi. White Sox at Texas||8:05pm||Bally Sports|
|NY Mets at Kansas City||8:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Arizona at San Francisco||9:45pm||Bally Sports|
|Oakland at LA Dodgers||10:10pm||NBCS-CA|
|FIFA Women’s World Cup: Portugal vs USA||3:00am||FOX|
|FIFA Women’s World Cup: Vietnam vs Netherlands||3:00am||FS1|
|FIFA Women’s World Cup: China vs England||7:00am||FOX|
|FIFA Women’s World Cup: Haiti vs Denmark||7:00am||FS1|
|Club Friendly: Liverpool vs Bayern München||7:30am||CBSSN|
|Club Friendly: Olympique Marseille vs Bayer Leverkusen||2:45pm||ESPN+|
|Club Friendly: Juventus vs Real Madrid||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|Club Friendly: Chelsea vs Borussia Dortmund||8:30pm||ESPNU|
|Club Friendly: Atlético Madrid vs Real Sociedad||9:00pm||ESPN2|
|Club Friendly: Sevilla vs Real Betis||11:00pm||ESPN2|
|Dallas vs Seattle||10:30pm||CBSSN|