MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Tampa Bay 3 Philadelphia 1
NY Yankees 5 Atlanta 4
Detroit 4 St. Louis 3
Seattle 5 Oakland 1
LA Angels 14 Baltimore, 8
Chicago White Sox 5 Toronto 2
Boston 11 Minnesota 9
Texas 7 Cleveland 3
Houston 4 Kansas City 0
Colorado at Chicago Cubs postponed
Pittsburgh 4 Arizona 2
San Francisco 8 NY Mets 0
Washington 5 Miami 1
Milwaukee 7 Cincinnati 4
LA Dodgers 5 San Diego 2
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
Louisville 3 Indianapolis 2
Fort Wayne 10 Dayton 4
South Bend 7 Peoria 2 (suspended in 6th inning)
Minnesota 76 Seattle 70
Chicago 86 Atlanta 79
Connecticut 76 Las Vegas 62
Washington 78 Los Angeles 68
INDIANA SRN SPORTS SCHEDULE
|Thur Aug 26||6p||Bethesda @ Traders Pt|
|Thur Aug 26||7:30p||Covenant Christian @ Heritage Christian|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||Traders Pt @ Covenant Christian|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||TBA @ Heritage Christian|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||Franklin @ Mt Vernon|
|Fri Aug 27||7p||North White @ Frontier|
|Sat Aug 28||5p||Brebeuf @ Guerin Catholic|
|Sat Aug 28||7p||Brebeuf @ Guerin Catholic|
|Mon Aug 30||7p||Tri-West @ Heritage Christian|
|Tue Aug 31||7p||Heritage Christian @ Covenant Christian|
|Thur Sep 2||7p||Roncalli @ Guerin Catholic|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Guerin Catholic @ Heritage Christian|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||West Vigo @ Greencastle|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Crispus Attucks @ Covenant Christian|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||South Newton @ Traders Pt|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Frontier @ Fountain Central|
|Fri Sep 3||7p||Mt Vernon @ Greenfield Central|
|Sat Sep 4||Noon||Chatard @ Guerin Catholic|
|Sat Sep 4||2p||Chatard @ Guerin Catholic|
|Sat Sep 4||5p||Covenant Christian @ Roncalli|
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER
Lawrence Central 2 Center Grove 2
Muncie Burris 3 Liberty Christian 2
DeKalb 9 Lakeland 0
Mount Vernon 2 Delta 1
Warsaw 2 Huntington North 1
Lighthouse Christian 4 Shoals 2
Greensburg 2 Franklin County, 1
Woodlan 3 Garrett 0
Tippecanoe Valley 4 Wabash 3
Carroll 9 Eastern 0
McCutcheon 1 Frankfurt 0
Indianapolis Tech 5 Shortridge 0
Rushville 12 Union County 3
Suburban Christian 0 Colonial Christian 0
Central Noble 5 Prairie Heights 0
Tipton 6 Delphi 0
Indiana Christian 5 Heritage Hall 3
Bremen 10. South Bend Clay 1
Charlestown 3 Corydon Central 3
Evansville North 2 Evansville Reitz 1
Tell City 11 Southridge 3
Switzerland County 2 Salem 0
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 1 Leo 1
Heritage Hills 3 Forest Park 2
Fort Wayne Canterbury 3 FW Carroll 1
Shelbyville 2 Hamilton Heights 0
Evansville Memorial 7 Evansville Mater Dei 1
Logansport 1 W. Lafayette 1
Martinsville 9 Brown County 0
Carmel 5 Ben Davis 0
Bloomington South 4. Bedford North Lawrence 2
Terre Haute North, 15 Vincennes Rivet 0
Fishers 1 Zionsville 0
Jay County 2 New Castle 0
Cathedral 4 Chatard 0
Whiteland 3 New Palestine 0
Fort Wayne South 2 Fort Wayne Snyder 1
Speedway 3 Ritter 0
Lawrence North 2 N. Central 1
Castle 6 Evansville Harrison 1
Decatur Central 9 Beech Grove 2
Hamilton Southeastern 2 Brownsburg 0
Westfield 2 Franklin Central 1
Northwestern 4 Lafayette Central Catholic 2
Columbus East 3 Bloomington North 0
Southport 5 Franklin 0
Noblesville 4 Avon 0
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER
Oldenburg Academy 1 Milan 1
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 2 E. Noble 0
Speedway 4 Covenant Christian 0
Woodlan 6 Garrett 1
Mount Vernon 3 Princeton 1
Fort Wayne Snyder 4 Fort Wayne South 0
Lakewood 3 Heritage 0
Vincennes Rivet 11 Bloomfield 1
Fort Wayne Wayne 5 Fort Wayne North 0
Warsaw 3 Plymouth 1
Cascade 3 Western Boone 0
Evansville Reitz 4 Evansville North 0
Forest Park 2 Providence 1
Wawasee 1 Manchester 1
Franklin County 6 New Castle 0
Owen Valley 4 White River Valley 2
Penn 3 Concord 0
Huntington North 6 Mississinewa Valley 2
Rushville 9 Union County 0
Fort Wayne Northrup 2 Fort Wayne Concordia 1
Castle 1 Evansville Mater Dei 0
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Crown Point 3 Merrillville 0
Clinton Prairie 3 Faith Christian 0
Morgan Twp. 3 Knox 1
South Newton 3 W. Central 0
Indiana Christian 3 Heritage Hall 0
Valparaiso 3, Lake Central 2
Harrison 3 Frontier 0
Lebanon 3 Sheridan 0
Greensburg 3 Lawrenceburg 1
Triton Central 3 Beech Grove 1
NorthWood 3 Fairfield 2
New Albany 3 Jennings County 1
Covington 3 W. Vigo 0
Parkway 3 Adams Central 1
Tippecanoe Valley 3 Winamac 0
Westville 3 Covenant Christian 2
Marquette Catholic 3 South Bend Clay 0
Mount Vernon 3 Guerin Catholic 0
Charlestown 3 Washington 0
South Ripley 3 Switzerland County 0
Fort Wayne Carroll 3 Western 1
Terre Haute South 3 Bloomington North 1
Seeger 3 Fountain Central 0
Yorktown 3 Delta 0
Wapahani 3 Blue River Valley 0
Eastern Hancock 3 Centerville 2
Rossville 3 Twin Lakes 0
Trinity Lutheran 3 Waldron 0
North Knox 3 Shoals 0
Muncie Burris 3 Alexander Monroe 0
Martinsville 3 Plainfield 0
Pendleton Heights 3 Noblesville 1
Southridge 3 Princeton 1
Benton Central 3 Milford 1
Park Tudor 3 Indianapolis Lutheran 1
Lowell 3 Hanover Central 2
Carmel 3 Avon 0
Zionsville 3 Western Boone 0
Jasper 3 Heritage Hills 0
Hamilton Southeastern 3. Lawrence North 0
Illiana Christian 3 Whiting 0
Monrovia 3 Eminence 0
Kouts 3 South-Central 0
Crawfordsville 3 Riverton Parke 0
Garrett 3 Columbia City 1
Castle 3 Vincennes Lincoln 0
Fort Wayne Carroll 3 Heritage 2
Providence 3 Brownstown Central 0
Danville 3 Owen Valley 0
Greencastle 3 Southmont 1
Lafayette Central Catholic 3 Logansport 0
Fort Wayne Northrup 3 DeKalb 2
Columbus East 3 Seymour 1
Roncalli 3 Covenant Christian 0
Fishers 3 Chatard 0
Cathedral 3 Center Grove 2
Liberty Christian 3 Anderson Prep 0
Angola 3 New Haven 0
Winchester 3 Jay County 0
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AP POLLS
Indiana football Class 6A rankings
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. Center Grove (14) 1-0 280 1
2. Carmel – 1-0 222 2
3. Brownsburg – 1-0 210 5
4. Merrillville – 1-0 184 7
5. Westfield – 0-1 136 3
6. Elkhart – 1-0 118 8
7. Homestead – 1-0 110 9
8. Ben Davis – 0-1 80 4
9. Warren Central – 0-1 74 6
10. Lawrence North – 1-0 54 NR
Others receiving votes: Hamilton Southeastern 30. Fishers 16. Warsaw 12. Chesterton 6. Avon 4. Lafayette Jeff 4.
Indiana football Class 5A rankings
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. Cathedral (14) 1-0 280 1
2. Zionsville – 1-0 240 2
3. Ft. Wayne Dwenger – 1-0 178 3
4. Valparaiso – 1-0 176 6
5. Whiteland – 1-0 170 5
6. Decatur Central – 1-0 140 7
7. Mishawaka – 1-0 78 NR
8. Ft. Wayne Snider – 1-0 76 8
9. Bloomington South – 1-0 72 9
10. New Palestine – 0-1 60 4
Others receiving votes: Michigan City 28. Castle 22. Lafayette Harrison 10. Bloomington North 8. Ev. North 2.
Indiana football Class 4A rankings
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. Roncalli (13) 1-0 278 1
2. Mooresville – 1-0 236 4
3. E. Central (1) 1-0 204 5
4. Leo – 1-0 170 7
5. Bishop Chatard – 0-1 140 2
6. E. Noble – 1-0 108 9
7. Jasper – 1-0 84 NR
8. Mt. Vernon (Hancock) – 0-1 76 3
9. Northridge – 1-0 46 NR
10. New Prairie – 1-0 44 NR
Others receiving votes: Hobart 32. Ev. Memorial 26. Delta 26. Northview 24. Martinsville 16. Pendleton Hts. 12. Columbia City 8. NorthWood 6. Lowell 2. Ev. Central 2.
Indiana football Class 3A rankings
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. Danville (9) 1-0 264 1
2. Gibson Southern (2) 1-0 238 4
3. Brebeuf Jesuit (2) 1-0 222 7
4. W. Lafayette – 1-0 216 6
5. Guerin Catholic – 1-0 112 9
6. Western Boone (1) 1-0 102 10
7. Lawrenceburg – 0-1 100 2
8. Ft. Wayne Concordia – 1-0 94 10
9. Mishawaka Marian – 0-1 64 3
10. Tri-West – 1-0 44 NR
Others receiving votes: Sullivan 18. Norwell 14. Southridge 14. Calumet 12. Franklin Co. 10. Mt. Vernon (Posey) 10. Tippecanoe Valley 6.
Indiana football Class 2A rankings
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. Ft. Wayne Luers (13) 1-0 268 2
2. Ev. Mater Dei (1) 1-0 236 3
3. Eastbrook – 1-0 218 4
4. Andrean – 0-1 156 1
5. Tipton – 1-0 144 T6
6. Heritage Christian – 1-0 120 T6
7. Eastside – 1-0 88 9
8. Scecina – 1-0 84 NR
9. Triton Central – 1-0 72 10
10. Rensselaer – 1-0 64 NR
Others receiving votes: Linton 36. Pioneer 28. Lafayette Catholic 10. Lapel 8. LaVille 4. Tell City 4.
Indiana football Class 1A rankings
Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs
1. S. Adams (9) 1-0 260 1
2. Lutheran (5) 1-0 238 3
3. Adams Central – 1-0 224 4
4. Parke Heritage – 1-0 196 5
5. Southwood – 1-0 168 6
6. Monroe Central – 1-0 128 7
7. W. Washington – 1-0 84 8
8. Covenant Christian – 0-1 80 2
9. S. Putnam – 1-0 76 9
10. Winamac – 1-0 68 10
Others receiving votes: N. Judson 12. Triton 4. N. Decatur 2.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1
Saturday, Aug. 28
Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN
Wednesday, Sept. 1
UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Thursday, Sept. 2
Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Friday, Sept. 3
North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1
Saturday, Sept. 4
UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.
Sunday, Sept. 5
Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Monday, Sept. 6
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Friday, August 27
Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00
Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30
Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30
Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00
Saturday, August 28
Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00
Baltimore at Washington, 6:00
Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00
Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00
Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00
Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00
Sunday, August 29
Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00
Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00
Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00
New England at New York Giants, 6:00
Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00
ACC, Big Ten, Pac-12 ally to ‘protect the collegiate model’
(AP) — Facing a rapidly shifting landscape in college sports, the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 have agreed to work together to create stability during volatile times.
Less than a month after the Southeastern Conference made an expansion power play by inviting Texas and Oklahoma to the league, three of the SEC’s Power Five peers countered with an alliance of 41 schools that span from Miami to Seattle.
The commissioners of the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 on Tuesday pledged broad collaboration on myriad issues and committed to league members playing more football and basketball games against each other.
They also suggested they wouldn’t be poaching each other’s schools.
“The history of college athletics, one expansion of a conference has usually led to another to another and to another,” ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips said during a video conference. “And to the three of us, we felt the stabilization of the current environment, across Division I and FBS – in Power Five in particular – this was a chance for a new direction, a new initiative that I don’t think has ever been done before.”
After weeks of internal discussions, the alliance is still mostly conceptual and collegial.
“There’s no contract. There’s no signed document,” Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said. “There’s an agreement among three gentlemen and a commitment from 41 presidents and chancellors and 41 athletic directors to do what we say we’re going to do.”
The SEC sent shockwaves through college athletics in July when it was revealed that Texas and Oklahoma would be leaving the Big 12 to join the nation’s most powerful football conference no later than 2025.
“I wouldn’t say this is a reaction to Texas and Oklahoma joining the SEC, but to be totally candid you have to evaluate what’s going on in the landscape of college athletics,” Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said.
In a statement, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said: “We have respect for each of our conference colleagues and look forward to our future collaborations. I believe we remain unified by our shared beliefs around the positive impact college sports has on the lives of student-athletes throughout our communities.”
As for the Big 12, its future is murky at best as the eight remaining members plot their next moves and try to work out a divorce from the Longhorns and Sooners. The realignment of Texas and Oklahoma could lead the Power Five to shrink to four.
“We want and need the Big 12 to do well,” Phillips said. “The Big 12 matters in college athletics.”
But it will not be part of the alliance.
The alliance also is being formed as the NCAA shakes off a Supreme Court loss and considers handing off more responsibility to conferences and schools to run college sports. The NCAA Board of Governors has called a special constitutional convention in November, the first step toward what could be sweeping reform and a decentralized governance model.
“We did the alliance to protect the collegiate model,” said Kliavkoff, who is only in his second month on the job of leading the Pac-12 after serving as president of sports and entertainment for MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas.
There is also a proposal to expand the College Football Playoff from four to 12 teams currently in the pipeline. The proposal was crafted by Sankey, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick, and unveiled publicly in June.
Kliavkoff and Warren both said their conferences support playoff expansion, while Phillips said the ACC had not landed on a final position.
The commissioners and university presidents are scheduled to meet in late September in Chicago to discuss what comes next for the expansion proposal.
“This is not a voting bloc,” Kliavkoff said of the alliance in a brief interview with AP. “We’ve not committed to voting together on anything. We’ve committed to discuss all of these issues, and to try to come up with solutions that are in the best interest of long-term college athletics.
“I’d be surprised if we come to different conclusions with respect to how we think about CFP expansion, but it’s not a voting bloc.”
The scheduling piece could lead to numerous nonconference football games each season and multiple team events in basketball involving ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 teams, potentially creating new and valuable television inventory.
But that could take time to come together, especially in football.
Nonconference football schedules are typically made years in advance and many schools already have mostly full slates in the coming seasons. The commissioners said they did not expect their schools to break contracts to accommodate new agreements within the alliance nor would they prohibit members from scheduling schools from other leagues.
The ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12 tried to make a bold statement by unveiling the alliance, but with no concrete plans in place it will start as a merely a promise to act with mutual interests in mind.
“Hopefully, this will bring some much needed stability in college athletics,” Warren said. “I also think what it will do is allow people to understand where everyone else stands. Some of the events over the last couple of months have shaken the foundations of college athletics.”
Brewers rally for 4 in 7th, beat Reds 7-4 to increase lead
MILWAUKEE (AP) Omar Narvaez hit a tiebreaking double in a four-run seventh inning, Kolten Wong added a two-run homer in the eighth and the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Milwaukee shortstop Willy Adames exited early with a leg injury, but the first-place Brewers hit a trio of sacrifice flies to win the opener of a three-game series between the top two teams in the NL Central.
They increased their division lead to 8 1/2 games over Cincinnati, which remained a game ahead of the Padres for the second NL wild card. San Diego lost 5-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Hunter Strickland (3-1) pitched a scoreless inning in relief of starter Corbin Burnes to help Milwaukee win for the 11th time in 14 games. Josh Hader earned his 27th save in 28 chances.
“We got to their bullpen and made them work,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Any time you can make a team, after a good start from their starter, use a bunch of bullpen guys and come out with a win, especially in the first game of a series, that’s a satisfying win because you hope you took a piece of their bullpen as well.”
Milwaukee’s comeback came after the Reds scored three in the fourth off Burnes, the Brewers’ ace.
“Our offense had a great approach,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said. “Got out in front and scored multiple runs off an excellent pitcher.”
Reds starter Tyler Mahle held Milwaukee to one run before getting lifted in the sixth.
Milwaukee trailed 4-1 in the seventh but began the inning with three straight hits off reliever Michael Lorenzen (0-1). Wong’s run-scoring single cut the deficit to 4-2. After Lorenzen walked Jace Peterson to load the bases, Mychal Givens gave up consecutive sacrifice flies to Christian Yelich and Avisail Garcia.
Narvaez then laced a double into the right-field corner to give the Brewers a 5-4 lead.
Wong belted a two-run shot in the eighth to make it a three-run advantage.
“It’s always good to take those games and hope you take the morale out of a team, but we’ve got two more big games coming up and they’re not going away and neither are we,” Wong said.
The Brewers got on the board in the first against Mahle when Adames doubled with one out, moved to third on Yelich’s single and scored on Garcia’s sacrifice fly. Adames then exited due to left quadriceps discomfort in a move the team deemed precautionary.
“It’s not serious but it’s enough where it’s just coming up every day. We are just going to be cautious,” Counsell said. “He won’t be in the lineup tomorrow. It’s not worth taking the risk.”
In the fourth, the Reds loaded the bases with no outs. Mike Moustakas singled to tie it. Kyle Farmer’s base hit gave Cincinnati a 2-1 lead and Tucker Barnhart’s sacrifice fly made it a two-run margin.
Cincinnati extended the lead to 4-1 in the sixth when Moustakas led off with a double and scored on Barnhart’s single.
Mahle retired nine consecutive batters until walking Narvaez and giving up a single to Luis Urias with two outs in the sixth. Lorenzen came on to retire Rowdy Tellez on a deep fly to left field.
Yankees hit 3 HRs, hold off Braves 5-4 for 11th straight win
ATLANTA (AP) The streaking Yankees withstood a ninth-inning scare that may have opened future save opportunities to a committee approach.
Wandy Peralta retired Freddie Freeman with the bases loaded for the final out, and New York held off the Atlanta Braves 5-4 in a thriller Tuesday night to extend its longest winning streak in 36 years to 11 games.
DJ LeMahieu’s two-run homer in the fifth gave New York the lead. Giancarlo Stanton and Rougned Odor also went deep for the Yankees.
New York closer Aroldis Chapman, trying to preserve a 5-3 lead, gave up two hits and two walks in the ninth. Chapman’s bases-loaded walk to Jorge Soler cut the margin to one, and manager Aaron Boone pulled Chapman for Peralta – just in time to face the reigning NL MVP.
Peralta’s success in the high-stress situation impressed Boone.
“As tough a situation as you can probably be brought into – Freddie Freeman staring you down with the bases loaded – and he just did a tremendous job,” Boone said.
Peralta fell behind 3-1 in the count before throwing five straight changeups. Freeman fouled off four in a row, then hit a game-ending flyout to deep left field.
“He had a hell of an at-bat,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said of Freeman before adding the rally was “just a hit away.”
Peralta earned his third save for the Yankees and the fifth of his career. The other two came earlier this season with San Francisco.
Boone wouldn’t say if Chapman would continue as the closer or share the role.
“We’ve got to figure it out, and the bottom line is a lot of people are doing really good things down there,” Boone said.
Peralta has allowed one run in nine games since returning from the COVID-19 injured list.
“I’m extremely happy with the opportunity to enter the game when the game is on the line,” Peralta said through a translator. “For me it’s a matter of preparing myself for any situation in the game.”
The Yankees remained four games behind first-place Tampa Bay in the AL East.
The 11-game winning streak is New York’s longest since Aug. 31 to Sept. 10, 1985.
Chapman gave up a one-out single to Adam Duvall before striking out Guillermo Heredia. Chapman walked Ehire Adrianza before Ozzie Albies beat out a grounder to third base for an infield hit, loading the bases. The left-hander walked Jorge Soler on a full-count pitch to force in a run.
LeMahieu broke a 2-all tie by pulling Charlie Morton’s curveball into the Yankees’ bullpen behind the left-field wall. The homer drove in Andrew Velazquez, who singled.
Stanton also hit a hanging curve from Morton for a homer in the second. Stanton homered on back-to-back days as New York swept the two-game interleague series.
Odor’s seventh-inning drive off Chris Martin landed deep in the right-field stands.
Dansby Swanson’s two-run double in the first were the only runs allowed in four innings by Yankees starter Andrew Heaney.
Morton (12-5) allowed four runs and six hits in five innings. He had nine strikeouts. Morton allowed only one homer in his first four August starts before facing the Yankees.
Clay Holmes (2-0), the third of six Yankees relievers, earned the win with a scoreless inning.
Atlanta’s Joc Pederson was ejected by plate umpire Chris Conroy after striking out on an inside pitch to end the fourth with runners on first and second. Pederson fell to the ground and then argued he was hit on his hand by Heaney’s pitch.
The Braves fell to 6-14 in interleague games, including a 1-9 record in Atlanta.
Orioles losing streak reaches 19 with 14-8 loss to Angels
BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles staggered to their 19th consecutive loss Tuesday night, allowing 19 hits and falling behind the Los Angeles Angels by 11 runs early in a 14-8 rout.
Baltimore trailed 5-1 in the second inning, 8-1 in the third and 13-2 in the fourth while limping to another lopsided defeat in the major leagues’ longest skid since Kansas City dropped 19 straight in 2005.
“It’s tough to stay in the game when you’re down 13-2 after four innings,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “You’ve got to pitch in this league to win; you’ve got to pitch in this league to stay competitive.”
The Orioles have yielded at least eight runs in 12 games during the streak and been outscored 163-55. Winless since Aug. 2, Baltimore now stands just two losses short of matching the franchise record for successive defeats (set at the start of the 1988 season) and is within striking distance of the modern-day record of 23 in a row, held by the 1961 Philadelphia Phillies.
“This is incredibly challenging and a huge gut check,” Hyde said. “We’re trying to keep our spirits high.”
The last team to lose 20 straight games was the expansion Montreal Expos in 1969.
After Ryan Mountcastle homered in the first inning for a 1-0 lead, things soured quickly for Baltimore. No. 8 hitter Jo Adell tripled in two runs off rookie Spenser Watkins (2-6) and Juan Lagares followed with a two-run homer.
Adell added a two-run single in the third, and Lagares contributed an RBI single in a five-run fourth.
“It’s one of those confidence things,” manager Joe Maddon said. “When you get your confidence going it can be contagious in a good way.”
Every Los Angeles starter got a hit, the last being Shohei Ohtani with an eighth-inning single. The Angels went 11 for 19 with runners in scoring position.
“We were attacking the strike zone really well tonight up and down the lineup,” Maddon said. “It was a really fun offensive night to watch.”
Mountcastle had two solo shots for the Orioles, Anthony Santander went 4 for 5 with a homer and three RBIs and Ramon Urias drove in three runs.
“A couple of guys swung the bat well,” Hyde said. “I was impressed with our offense being down so much.”
Pitching against his former team for the first time since being traded in December 2019, Angels starter Dylan Bundy couldn’t find the strike zone and was pulled after facing just nine batters. The Orioles’ 2011 first-round pick walked three, hit a batter and gave up a home run but was charged with only one run after Junior Guerra (4-2) got two straight outs with the bases loaded.
“The stuff wasn’t there. The command wasn’t there,” Maddon said of Bundy.
Bears to start Fields in preseason finale, Dalton in Week 1
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears will start rookie quarterback Justin Fields in the preseason finale Saturday at Tennessee against the Titans.
“I prepare the same,” Fields said. “I’m just going to approach it the same way and just go out there and play my hardest.”
Although Fields is starting that game, he still is regarded as the Bears’ backup to veteran Andy Dalton for the regular-season opener against the Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 12.
“All I want to see from him is just play a good game of football at the quarterback position and again keep the big picture in mind for all of us,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said of Fields before practice Tuesday.
Fields will play with some but not all of the offensive starters. Nagy said he’s leaning toward giving the former Ohio State star the chance to play with the Bears’ first-team offensive line, but the receivers could be a mix of reserves and starters.
“I think it’s going to be a good opportunity for him and then you know we’ll be selective across the board for the other players as we go, but you’re going to see a direction of more kind of like the old-school fourth preseason game for that,” Nagy said.
The coach made it clear that Saturday’s start was not intended to see if Fields should get the nod for the opener. The decision already has been made to go with Dalton.
Fields, who was drafted 11th overall after the Bears traded up in the first round to take the Heisman finalist, is expected to play the first half Saturday, according to Nagy.
“I think that’s one of the biggest parts, just playing, finding that rhythm,” Fields said. “I’m going to approach this game like I approached the last two games. Just getting in the game, moving the ball down the field and trying to score a touchdown every drive.”
Nagy said Fields’ next action after the preseason is almost entirely contingent upon how Dalton performs in the regular season.
“We’ll see, but I would say yeah, big picture when we talked about this from the very start, we said whoever is going to be best for the Chicago Bears and that’s going to obviously deal with production and wins, right?” Nagy said. “So when you look at this thing, you want to make sure we all support each other with one common goal to win, and offensively to score touchdowns.
“And Andy knows that, Andy is well aware of that. Andy’s excited for the opportunity to show what he can do with these starters and in this offense.”
After that game, players will be evaluated daily, the coach said.
Dalton started the preseason opener, a 20-13 victory over Miami, and last week’s 41-15 loss at home to Buffalo.
Fields leads the Bears in the preseason with 79 rushing yards. He is 23 of 39 passing for 222 yards with a touchdown and an 83.5 passer rating.
“Of course, there was some good plays and some bad plays,” Fields said. “So we’ve just talked about those good and bad plays and saw what we needed to work on and just the little things, shooting ourselves in the foot and things like that.”
Dalton is 13 of 21 for 164 yards with a TD and an interception and an 82.2 passer rating.
A big concern for the Bears will be the pass blocking for Fields, whose helmet was knocked off on a sack following a blitz against Buffalo. The Bears will get 39-year-old veteran tackle Jason Peters on the field for this game to mix in with Elijah Wilkinson and Larry Borom on the left side.
Jags RB Travis Etienne out for season following foot injury
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Travis Etienne was supposed to be a game-changer for the Jacksonville Jaguars this season.
He might not have had the same impact as rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but Clemson’s other offensive star and the Atlantic Coast Conference’s all-time leading rusher looked like he would be a prominent figure – maybe even the go-to guy – in coach Urban Meyer’s offense.
Matchup nightmare? Versatile weapon? Big-play threat? Etienne was expected to provide all those and more after Jacksonville chose him with the 25th overall pick in April’s NFL draft.
Now, though, Meyer and the Jaguars will have to wait a year to see what Etienne can do in the NFL. The team placed the running back on injured reserve Tuesday, one day after he suffered a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. Etienne sprained his foot during Monday night’s loss at New Orleans.
Tests revealed the extent of the injury Tuesday. He is expected to have surgery as soon as possible. He may have been able to return late in the year, but the Jaguars opted to take a cautious approach and give him plenty of time to recover before the 2022 season.
Since Etienne landed on IR before 53-man rosters get set next Tuesday, he can not return this season.
Losing Etienne is a significant setback for the Jaguars, who planned to use him to create mismatches as a receiver in the slot and as a change-of-pace back.
Etienne tallied 4,952 yards in four seasons at Clemson. He also set ACC records for rushing touchdowns (70), total touchdowns (78) and points scored (468). He scored at least one touchdown in 46 of 55 career games, and the Jaguars were counting on him to have similar success as a rookie.
He was essentially uncoverable out of the backfield in training camp and one of Lawrence’s favorite targets near the goal line.
Etienne also had been part of a three-back rushing attack for Jacksonville, sharing carries with starter James Robinson and backup Carlos Hyde. But Etienne has more speed and elusiveness than either of the other two and would have played a major role.
Replacing Etienne won’t be easy, if even possible. Jacksonville has no one on its roster with his skillset.
He’s the latest in a long list of first-round picks by the Jaguars to have varying issues in Year 1. Receiver Justin Blackmon was arrested in 2012. Defensive end Dante Fowler blew out a knee in rookie camp in 2015. Running back Leonard Fournette struggled to pick up the offense in 2017. And cornerback CJ Henderson missed half of the 2020 season with injuries.
Jacksonville also waived guard Derwin Gray, cornerback Jameson Houston and defensive tackle Kenny Randall to reduce its roster to 80 players.
AP source: Panthers sign Robby Anderson to $37.5M extension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) When push came to shove, Robby Anderson didn’t see any reason not to sign a contract extension with the Carolina Panthers.
“The coaches, the organization, the city, everything – I just generally love being here,” Anderson said.
The Panthers agreed to a $37.5 million contract extension on Tuesday with the fifth-year wide receiver, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Anderson’s deal runs through 2023 and includes $20.5 million in guaranteed money. The Panthers increased his 2021 salary from $8 million to $12.5 million. In addition, he will make $13 million in 2022 and $12 million in 2023. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the extension.
Anderson was due to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2021 season.
“We wanted to lock him down for a few more years and keep the continuity with the receivers and our skill positions,” Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer said. “And this is one way of doing it, being ahead of” the salary cap.
Fitterer said Anderson’s deal won’t impact D.J. Moore’s contract situation. Fitterer said the Panthers would also eventually like to extend Moore’s rookie deal. However, they have some time as Moore’s contract doesn’t expire until after the 2022 season.
Both Anderson and Moore were 1,000-yard receivers last year.
Anderson is coming off a career season in his first year with the Panthers, catching 95 passes for 1,096 yards and three touchdowns.
He spent his first four seasons with the New York Jets with his most productive season coming in 2017 when he caught 63 passes for 941 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns.
Panthers coach Matt Rhule said Anderson has done everything asked of him, and added that he loves his durability. Anderson started all 16 games last season.
“He had been known as a deep play threat and I know when we signed him some people said that’s all he is is a deep-ball guy,” Rhule said. “But he made most of his money last year across the middle, shallow catch-and-run type plays.”
Now Rhule would like to see Anderson catch more deep balls this season with former Jets teammate Sam Darnold now at quarterback.
“Sam has a big arm and hopefully we can take advantage of the whole field with Robby,” Rhule said.
“To me it means go harder,” Anderson said of the extension. “I feel like if I went from that to that, I can go to even more. The main goal … is to win the Super Bowl.”
NOTES: Fitterer said the Panthers have confidence in Joey Slye, but will “look at other kickers” following his struggles this preseason. Slye has missed two field goals and an extra point in two preseason games. … Linebacker Denzel Perryman was held out of practice after a teammate stepped on his foot Monday. Perryman had missed all of training camp with a hip flexor injury. Rhule said he views Jermaine Carter as the team’s starting inside linebacker over Perryman. … The Panthers cut defensive linemen Kendall Donnerson, Caraun Reid and Walter Palmore, wide receiver Krishawn Hogan and guard Marquel Harrell to get down to 80 players.
Beasley among four Bills players in COVID-19 reentry process
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) One of Bills general manager Brandon Beane’s worst fears was realized Tuesday when receiver Cole Beasley was among four players sidelined for at least five days after being deemed to have close contact with a trainer who tested positive for COVID-19.
Also placed in the NFL’s five-day reentry cadence were receiver Gabriel Davis and defensive tackles Star Lotulelei and Vernon Butler. All four players have tested negative, while Beane said the trainer is experiencing mild symptoms.
Though the start of the five-day reentry depends on when each person last had contact with the trainer, all four players are expected to miss the Bills’ final preseason game on Saturday, when Buffalo hosts the Green Bay Packers.
Beasley and Davis are projected to be among Buffalo’s top four receivers, while Lotulelei is pegged to regain his starting job as the Bills’ top run-stuffer after he opted out from playing last season because of COVID-19 reasons. Butler started 11 games for Buffalo last season and is competing for the primary backup job behind Lotulelei.
Though relieved this happened during the preseason, Beane said it’s a reminder of how quickly a team’s preparations can be derailed.
“This is our new normal. It’s not the normal we like, but it’s the world we’re in,” Beane said. “It’s been going on so long that you expect the unexpected with this. We don’t have it figured out. We don’t have it under control. And we just have to deal with the cards that we’re dealt.”
The first hint of concern came in the morning when the trainer, whom Beane did not identify, tested positive for COVID-19 after complaining of not feeling well.
Beasley, Davis and Lotulelei were among numerous players sent home before practice, while Butler was sent home following practice after it was determined he was in contact with the trainer.
Additional players, including linebackers Matt Milano and A.J. Klein, were sent home for precautionary reasons, but have since been cleared by the NFL to resume practicing on Wednesday.
Under league rules, only unvaccinated players are subject to the five-day reentry cadence. Unvaccinated players are tested daily, while fully vaccinated players are required to be tested once every 14 days.
And just like that, the contentious topic of vaccinations which clouded much of the Bills offseason has returned less than three weeks before the defending AFC East champions open their regular season hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 12.
The focus of attention on Buffalo began in April when quarterback Josh Allen called the decision to get vaccinated a personal choice.
A month later, the NFL informed teams they cannot release players simply because they are not vaccinated. The league’s message came in response to Beane hypothetically suggesting he would consider doing so if it would provide more freedom within the team facilities for meetings and offseason programs.
Beasley, meantime, has been an outspoken critic against vaccinations and the league’s COVID-19 policies. In June, he posted a statement on social media threatening to retire after the NFL and NFLPA announced new rules for vaccinated and unvaccinated players.
He opened training camp by reading from a statement in which he repeatedly referred to a lack of transparency and information on vaccinations. Beasley’s comments contradicted those by Bills coach Sean McDermott, who has said the team has done everything it can to educate players.
Beasley has also questioned why vaccinated players aren’t tested every day, and released a rap song in which he says there “ain’t a vaccination” for him.
The effects of COVID-19 hit home last month, when starting left tackle Dion Dawkins spent four days in the hospital questioning whether he would survive after contracting the coronavirus while he was partially vaccinated.
Beane said the vaccination rate among Bills players is about 80% – the same number it was when training camp opened last month.
“It’s the world we live in and I’m not going to let it get me down,” Beane said, when asked getting vaccinated could have prevented players from being placed in the reentry protocol. “It’s the way it is, and we’ll deal with it now, and we’ll continue to deal with it as we move forward here.”
The Bills shored up two spots on their roster by claiming defensive tackle Joey Ivie and receiver Rico Gafford off waivers.
Ivie was released by the Indianapolis Colts, and split the 2019 season playing eight games with Kansas City and Tennessee. Gafford was released by the Arizona Cardinals, and appeared in eight games with the Raiders over the previous three seasons.
The Bills also released five players, including linebacker Tyrell Adams, an offseason free-agent addition, who spent the previous three years with the Houston Texans. Also released were receiver Lance Lenoir, tight end Bug Howard, safety Tariq Thompson and offensive lineman Tyler Gauthier.
NBA champion Bucks sign Budenholzer to contract extension
MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has received a contract extension after guiding the team to its first NBA title in a half-century.
The Bucks announced Tuesday night they had signed Budenholzer to an extension. Details weren’t disclosed.
“What an incredible journey we’ve been on and winning the NBA championship this season makes us appreciate how difficult it is to win and how grateful we are to have the best players and coaches in place to get the job done,” Bucks owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan said in a statement. “Mike’s strong leadership, coaching expertise, commitment to player development, and adaptability have been instrumental as we work together to compete for and win championships.”
The Bucks won their first championship since 1971 by beating the Phoenix Suns 4-2 in the NBA Finals.
Milwaukee erased 2-0 deficits against the Brooklyn Nets in the Eastern Conference semifinals and against Phoenix in the league finals. The Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals after losing the opening game in that series.
The Bucks have posted an NBA-best 162-65 regular-season record since Budenholzer took over in 2018. Budenholzer was named the NBA Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season.
Milwaukee posted the league’s top regular-season mark in 2018-19 and 2019-20. The Bucks lost to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 Eastern Conference finals and fell to the Miami Heat in the 2020 Eastern Conference semifinals.
The Bucks have led the NBA in scoring each of the last three seasons.
“Bud is a great coach and a fantastic partner to work with every day as we build a team that consistently competes for championships,” general manager Jon Horst said in a statement. “We’re extremely grateful for the leadership Bud provides and we look forward to building on the success we’ve had over the last three years and congratulate Bud on this well-deserved extension.”
INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS: Three-Run Sixth Lifts Louisville In Series Opener
INDIANAPOLIS – A three-run sixth inning was enough for the Louisville Bats to defeat the Indianapolis Indians on Tuesday night at Victory Field, 3-2.
After five scoreless innings, Louisville (39-57) took the lead it needed for the win. With two outs, Narciso Crook doubled to plate the first run of the frame. TJ Friedl then knocked two runs in with an RBI single to extend the lead, 3-0.
The Indians (45-51) put up both their runs in the eighth inning. With the bases loaded, two runs came in to score on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Christian Bethancourt and a subsequent error.
All three Bats runs came off James Marvel (L, 4-6) in his fifth inning of work out of the bullpen. Sam Howard made the start in his third appearance of a major league rehab assignment and allowed one walk in one inning.
Marvel also recorded the lone Indians extra-base hit on the night with a double in the third inning, the first by an Indianapolis pitcher this season.
The Indians and Bats will face off again tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 PM ET. RHP Miguel Yajure (1-1, 3.43) will face off against Cincinnati’s top prospect according to MLB Pipeline, RHP Hunter Greene (3-6, 4.18).
Shondell Signs 4-Year Contract Extension
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics Mike Bobinski and head coach Dave Shondell agreed on a four-year contract extension, which will run through the 2024 season.
“The excellence of Purdue Volleyball is a source of pride for both our athletics department and university,” Bobinski said. “The skilled and consistent leadership provided by head coach Dave Shondell over the years is a differentiator for us, and I’m excited to formally announce our agreement that ensures Dave will continue his good work on our behalf. We look forward to continued success in the seasons ahead.”
Shondell, entering his 19th season at Purdue, has led the Boilermakers to 15 NCAA tournament appearances. Not only have the Boilermakers advanced to the Second Round each time, they have secured three Regional Final appearances and seven Regional Semifinal berths in the last 13 seasons.
“I am excited to continue this incredible journey at Purdue,” Shondell said. “This coaching experience is both challenging and rewarding. The athletes, staff and supporters that I am surrounded by each day make this the best job in college coaching. I appreciate the support of athletics director Mike Bobinski and our sport administrator Calvin Williams for the contract extension.”
Not only has Shondell cultivated a 388-199 (.661) record at Purdue, but he leads the longest tenured coaching staff in the Power Five (19 years). He is one of only nine head coaches to lead their team to 38 NCAA postseason matches in the last 16 years and in total, has paved the way for 22 All-Americans and 75 All-Big Ten honorees during his tenure.
Shondell and the Boilermakers are coming off the most successful season in program history, not only finishing with their highest-ever final ranking (No. 7), but a program-best five All-Big Ten honorees, including the program’s first Defensive Player of the Year. Moreover, four received AVCA All-America honors under his guidance, setting another program record.
The team begins its season Friday, opening with the Reamer Club Xtra Special Volleyball Premier, which will feature LMU on Friday at 6 p.m. ET and RV Kansas on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. The Boilermakers are ranked No. 8 in the preseason poll, matching yet another record as the best in program history.
#25 IRISH HOST GOLDEN DOME INVITATIONAL TO OPEN 2021 SEASON
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — No. 25 Notre Dame opens its season by playing host to the Golden Dome Invitational alongside No. 16 Western Kentucky, Oakland and Loyola Chicago. The Irish meet the sixteenth-ranked Hilltoppers in their 2021 lid-lifter on Friday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. ET before meeting Oakland at 11 a.m. ET and Loyola Chicago at 7 p.m. ET the next day. All Irish matches this weekend will be streamed live via ACC Network Extra.
2021 Golden Dome Invitational
Friday, August 27 – Oakland vs. #16 Western Kentucky – 11 a.m. ET (Live Stats)
Friday, August 27 – Loyola Chicago vs. Oakland – 4:30 p.m. ET (Live Stats)
Friday, August 27 – #16 Western Kentucky vs. #25 Notre Dame – 7 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra/Live Stats)
Saturday, August 28 – Oakland vs. #25 Notre Dame – 11 a.m. ET (ACC Network Extra/Live Stats)
Saturday, August 28 – #16 Western Kentucky vs. Loyola Chicago – 1 p.m. ET (Live Stats)
Saturday, August 28 – Loyola Chicago vs. #25 Notre Dame – 7 p.m. ET (ACC Network Extra/Live Stats)
This weekend is the first of two home tournaments to open the season for Notre Dame, who hosts Bowling Green, Cincinnati and UW-Milwaukee the following weekend (Sept. 3-5) in the Shamrock Invitational.
The Irish return to action after going 15-4 and earning their third NCAA Tournament berth in four seasons in 2020.
Charley Niego enters opening weekend just seven kills shy of becoming the 24th Irish to join the program’s 1,000-kill club.
Notre Dame owned a 7-1 mark on its home floor last season, including a trio of sweeps over ACC foes Syracuse, NC State and Miami.
The Irish are facing a ranked opponent to open the season for the first time since taking on No. 14 Minnesota on the road to begin the 2014 campaign.
The last time Notre Dame hosted a ranked opponent to open a season came in 2007 in a straight-set loss to No. 9 Minnesota.
IN THE RANKINGS
Notre Dame is enters the 2021 season ranked 25th in the AVCA Top-25 Coaches Poll.
The Irish have been ranked by the AVCA each week since the first AVCA poll a season ago on September 30, 2020.
Notre Dame closed last season at No. 24 in the poll, which was the first time since 2005 the Irish have appeared on the final AVCA Coaches Poll.
The Irish are one of four ACC programs to appear in the preseason poll, joining #9 Pittsburgh, #13 Louisville and #24 Georgia Tech.
PRESEASON ALL-ACC ACCOLADES
Seniors Charley Niego and Zoe Nunez were each named to the 2021 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team (Aug. 20)
The duo both earned First Team All-ACC honors for the second consecutive season in 2020 and each were AVCA All-East Coast Region standouts.
Niego was named an Honorable Mention AVCA All-American for the second time in 2020.
Soccer Set For Western Pennsylvania Road Trip This Weekend
Valparaiso (0-2-0, 0-0-0 MVC)
Friday, Aug. 27 – at Duquesne (1-0-0) – 6 p.m. CT
Sunday, Aug. 29 – at Robert Morris (1-1-0) – noon CT
Next Up in Valpo Soccer: The second weekend of regular season action features Valpo’s lone multi-match road trip of the 2021 campaign, as the Beacons head to western Pennsylvania to take on Duquesne Friday evening and Robert Morris Sunday afternoon.
Previously: Valpo opened the regular season last weekend, acquitting itself well in a 1-0 loss at Indiana before falling to Ball State in its home opener, 3-1.
Looking Ahead: The Beacons return to Brown Field for their next three matches following this weekend’s fixtures, as they will host Northern Illinois on Sept. 3, St. Bonaventure on Sept. 5 and Western Illinois on Sept. 10.
Following the Beacons: Both matches this weekend will be broadcast live on ESPN+, and both matches will have live stats available via ValpoAthletics.com. Valpo’s final eight home matches will all be broadcast live on The Valley on ESPN.
Head Coach John Marovich: In his 14th season at the helm of the Valpo program, John Marovich holds a 103-101-36 (.504) record both overall and at Valpo as a head coach. The 2014 Horizon League Coach of the Year, Marovich holds Valpo’s all-time records for both victories and winning percentage.
Series Notes: The matchup with Duquesne will be the first in program history, while Valpo and RMU have met just once before – a 4-2 Valpo victory on Brown Field in 2018. That match was a memorable Senior Day for Cory Griffith, who set a program single-match record by scoring all four goals in the win.
Scouting the Opposition: Duquesne – The Dukes won their season opener on Sunday over Saint Francis (Pa.) by a 3-1 final in their lone match before Friday’s contest. Duquesne was picked to finish 10th of 14 teams in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll after posting a 3-5-1 record last spring.
Robert Morris – The Colonials enter the weekend at 1-1-0, having fallen 3-1 at UMBC before responding with a 2-1 win at Mount St. Mary’s. RMU will play at St. Bonaventure Thursday evening before Sunday’s matchup with the Beacons. RMU was picked to finish in 12th place in the Horizon League preseason poll after posting a 1-8-0 record last spring.
Valpo Picked Fourth in Preseason Poll: Valpo has been chosen to finish in fourth place in the MVC this fall in preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches. Valpo racked up 51 points in the polling — including one first-place vote — to come in fourth position. Loyola claimed the rest of the first-place votes to top the poll, while Illinois State and Indiana State were picked just in front of the Beacons. Valpo was 13 points clear of Missouri State and UNI, who tied for fifth place. Valpo also boasted a trio of preseason All-MVC honorees: Nikki Coryell (First Team), Kiley Dugan (First Team) and Kelsie James (Honorable Mention).
Looking Back at Last Season: Valpo enjoyed a strong spring 2021 campaign, posting its best regular-season finish since joining the MVC (third place) and advancing to the title match of the MVC Tournament for the first time. Valpo finished with a 5-4-5 overall record, a seven-game improvement from its record the previous season — the third-best year-over-year improvement in the nation. Freshman Nikki Coryell was the MVC Goalkeeper of the Year and was joined on the All-MVC First Team by senior defender Keegan Maris and sophomore forward Kiley Dugan – Second Team and Third Team All-Region honorees, respectively.
Who’s Back and Who’s New: Valpo returns 12 letterwinners from the spring 2021 campaign, eight of whom were regulars in the starting XI last season and six of whom found the back of the net in the spring. Joining the 12 letterwinners, as well as five other returnees, on this year’s team are two transfers and 10 freshmen.
Debuts on Opening Weekend: There were two brand-new faces in the starting lineup for Valpo in both matches of the opening weekend of action. Xavier transfer Allie Anderson started and played all 90 minutes in each of her first two matches in the Brown and Gold, while freshman Abby White earned the starting assignment in her first two collegiate matches. Anderson and White were two of seven newcomers for the Beacons to see action in the opening weekend of play: Loyola transfer Abbey Hillman and freshmen Peyton Evans, Sam Gountounas and Addy Joiner each made appearances off the bench in both fixtures, while freshman Dana Fish debuted late in the match against Ball State.
No Changes in the Lineup: Head coach John Marovich ran out the same starting XI in each of the season’s first two matches. Included among the eleven in the lineup were three players who started every match last season: goalkeeper Nikki Coryell has made 16 straight starts since joining the program last year, while juniors Kiley Dugan and Nicole Norfolk have now each started 34 consecutive matches since stepping on campus.
A Rare Multi-Match Trip: This weekend will mark the only time this season that Valpo plays consecutive matches away from home. The Beacons’ other six road matches are all broken up by at least one home match in between. Notably, of the five remaining road matches after this weekend, two of those contests will be quick trips to Chicago and Bridgeview.
James Fills Up the Net: Sophomore forward Kelsie James got off the mark for Valpo with her goal early in Sunday’s match against Ball State. That tally was a continuation from a strong spring season for James, who was an Honorable Mention All-MVC selection and member of the MVC’s All-Freshman Team last season as a rookie. The three-time MVC Freshman of the Week tied for team-high honors with three goals and led Valpo with two assists and eight points. James finished the campaign tied for third in the Valley in both goals and assists.
Coryell Between the Pipes: Sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Coryell made an immediate impact in her first season at Valpo as she was named the MVC Goalkeeper of the Year – the first player in program history to be named a league Goalkeeper of the Year. Coryell allowed just eight goals over 1,379 minutes of action for a 0.52 GAA and made 59 saves for an .881 save percentage. Coryell, who surrendered one goal or fewer in 13 of Valpo’s 14 matches, posted seven clean sheets to set a Valpo freshman record and moved into second on Valpo’s single-season charts in both GAA and save percentage. She ranked first in the MVC in shutouts and second in GAA and save percentage, and finished the spring 2021 campaign ranked 10th nationally in save percentage, 14th in shutouts and 21st in GAA.
Dugan Works Up Front: Junior forward Kiley Dugan brought home First Team All-MVC and Third Team All-Region honors last year for her work on the attacking front for Valpo. Dugan played 1,172 minutes – 85% of the possible minutes and the most of any Valpo forward – and went 80+ minutes on nine occasions. She tallied a goal in MVC action against Drake March 19, equalizing the match in an eventual 1-1 draw less than four minutes after Valpo had fallen behind.
Iron Woman: Starting out her third season at Valpo, junior defender Nicole Norfolk has been a fixture on the field. Not only has Norfolk started all 34 matches in the Brown and Gold since stepping on campus, she has not come off the field once in any of those 34 contests. She played all 1,379 minutes of the spring 2021 campaign and is now up to 3,218 consecutive minutes played following the opening weekend of action. That is the second-longest known streak of consecutive minutes played by a Valpo defender, as Tracy Roos (2008-11) played 3,413 consecutive minutes spanning parts of her final three seasons. However, Roos did not play every minute of multiple seasons, something Norfolk did in each of her first two years.
Schrage Finalizes 2022 Butler Baseball Roster
INDIANAPOLIS – Butler baseball head coach Dave Schrage finalized the 2022 baseball roster this week by adding five talented players to the program. Infielders Ryan O’Halloran and Travis Holt will join pitchers Aaron Baroaks and Brandon Haggerty on the team along with outfielder Kyle Van Liere.
O’Halloran was a Second Team All-Conference selection at Orange Coast College in 2021. He hit .367 in conference play to help the Pirates win the Orange Empire Conference Championship. A 6-1 infielder originally from Mississauga, Ontario, O’Halloran was an honor roll student and four-year starter at St. Martin Secondary.
Holt is an infielder originally from Plantation, Fla. He was a three-year starter at American Heritage High School and a four-year starter at High Point University. Holt was a two-time team captain at High Point and a two-time Big South All-Conference selection. He hit .348 in 2020 and played club ball for the Florida Burn.
Pitching coach Ben Norton will have a right-hander and left-hander to work with this off-season with Barokas and Haggerty joining the team. Barokas is a 6-5 righty from Redmond, Washington. He was an All-State performer at Eastlake High School before attending Bellevue JC. Haggerty is a 5-11 left-hander from Forked River, N.J. He helped York College of Pennsylvania win the MAC Commonwealth title with a 28-10 overall record. Haggerty held a 2.49 ERA in 2021, striking out 84 batters in 68.2 innings. He went 10-1 on the mound as a team captain and was tabbed MAC Commonwealth Pitcher of the Year.
Van Liere is a 6-2 outfielder out of Kalamazoo that recently played at Kellogg CC in the MCCAA. He hit .340 at Kellogg with 10 home runs and six triples, helping the team post a 37-13 overall record. A First Team Academic All-American, Van Liere was recognized as the Student-Athlete of the Year in the MCCAA.
The 2022 Butler baseball roster is now complete with 53 student-athletes. A full breakdown by position can be seen below:
#9 Aaron Barokas
#22 Benji Downs
#25 Derek Drees
#15 Greg Gilbert
#38 Holden Groher
#1 Clay Holzworth
#4 John MacCauley
#31 Nick Miketinac
#43 Gabe Phipps
#34 Blake Sarjent
#39 Spencer Seigworth
#48 Michael Stremlaw
#20 Dawson Taylor
#44 Adrian Vega
#37 Jon Vore
#28 Alex Voss
#19 Luke Zmolik
#36 Austin Andrishok
#18 Cory Bosecker
#50 Colin Davis
#32 Nick Eaton
#24 Cole Graverson
#30 Brandon Haggerty
#26 Cole McDaniel
#49 Ben Whiteside
#14 Garret Gray
#51 Alex Hewitt
#3 Aaron Steinhart
#46 Cade Vota
#8 Kyle Hogwood
#29 Travis Holt
#47 John McMahon
#42 Dominic Milano
#1 Jaylon Nauden
#35 Ryan O’Halloran
#52 Zach Orn
#16 AJ Poynter
#7 Billy Wurch
#6 James Gargano
#2 Scott Jones
#5 Robbie McCargar
#45 Jack Moroknek
#13 Nick Ortega
#17 Kyle Pepiot
#12 Cole Rasbury
#33 Jonathan Shoop
#11 Charles Stevens
#40 Kyle Van Liere
#27 Jackson Adams
#23 Kollyn All
#41 Lukas Galdoni
#10 Karson Kennedy
#53 Quentin Markle
Purdue Fort Wayne Men’s Hoops Non-League Schedule Announced
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball program has announced the 2021-22 non-league schedule.
The non-league slate starts with an exhibition with Defiance on Nov. 4. Five days later on Nov. 9 the ‘Dons will get the regular season started against Earlham. On Nov. 16, Austin Peay will come to Fort Wayne. Both the Earlham and Austin Peay games will be played at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. It will be the Mastodons’ first contests at the Coliseum after all of last season’s games were played at the Gates Sports Center. The ‘Dons are 4-1 all-time against Austin Peay.
The Mastodons will play two road contests at Big Ten opponents. First up is a Nov. 19 trip to Minnesota. The ‘Dons will play their final game before Christmas in a Dec. 21 visit to Michigan. The Wolverines advanced to the Elite Eight last season.
Purdue Fort Wayne will travel to Florida Gulf Coast’s tournament to play Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 26), Western Michigan (Nov. 27) and Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 28). It will be the first time the Mastodons play three games in three days since November 2015 in Greensboro, N.C. The ‘Dons have previous meetings with all three opponents, including a win over Southeastern Louisiana last season.
SIUE will host the ‘Dons Dec. 8 and then the ‘Dons will welcome SEMO to the Coliseum on Dec. 11.
The Horizon League schedule will be announced at a later date. The 2021-22 season will be the second for the Mastodons in the Horizon League.
WEIGER POSTS CAREER-HIGH 11 SAVES AS MARIAN DRAWS WITH THOMAS MORE
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian men’s soccer team played stout defense, and got timely saves from keeper Brendan Weiger as they played to a scoreless draw against Thomas More Tuesday night in their home opener. The draw pushes Marian to a 1-1-1 overall record this season in non-conference play.
Thomas More was the aggressor from the jump in their first match of the seaosn, lining up four shots and a corner kick in the game’s first 15 minutes. The Saints continued to attack the net, ripping three shots in a five minute stretch to test Brendan Weiger, with the keeper coming up with a pair of saves. Marian returned a counter attack in the 25th minute pressing down the field, and got their first shot attempt from Kent Bailey at the top of the box, but his ball was blocked as it skipped through defenders.
The Saints would end the half with two more shot attempts, with one in the 40th minute getting swatted back by the head of Dylann Merchand. Thomas More went to half with a 9-1 lead in shots.
In the second half, the corner kicks and shot attempts continued to come for Thomas More, with Thomas Wolfe again being the point man for the Saints attack. Nate Van Keulen launched the first shot of the second half for the Knights, but missed his shot on frame high and over the crossbar. 10 minutes after the Van Keulen attempt, Jalen Rice gave Marian a golden opportunity to get on the board with a drive up the field, but his first shot was ripped into the arms of George Tidswell.
Weiger continued to come up with saves as the half closed, four in the final 15 minutes. Marian made a late rush in the second half’s closing minutes drawing a pair of corner kicks, but Marian was unable to score off either set piece sending the game to overtime.
Marian won the shot battle in the first overtime period 2-1 with Van Keulen and Rice each taking an attempt, but neither of them were able to muster their shot through the defense with both looks getting headed away. With the game still tied as the second overtime began, Thomas More found a second wind as they were able to get a pair of shots in the first three minutes of the fourth session, drawing an early corner kick. Finn Battenstein had a chance to win the game for the visitors in the 103rd minute on a header, but Weiger’s heroics continued as he sprawled out to make the save. Weiger would make one final save while watching another shot from Thomas More clang off the post, preserving the scoreless draw for Marian.
In the tie, Marian was out-shot 23-7, while Thomas More led the match with 10 corner kicks. Weiger made a career-high 11 saves, making six alone in the second half. Marian mustered seven shot attempts in the game, with Rice and Van Keulen each recording two shots.
Marian will test their pair of consecutive shutouts on Saturday when they travel to Cumberland University for a 4 PM ET match.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Trojans Stymie the Saints in Season Opener
UPLAND, Ind. – Taylor University’s men’s soccer squad ignited the 2021 season in style, beating the St. Francis Fighting Saints 4-0 while Andrew Siegelin and Luke Holwerda stoked the fire with career-games.
It took a while for each team to settle in with the Fighting Saints controlling the ball for much of the first half. With roughly 15 minutes remaining before intermission, however, the left foot of Luke Holwerda changed the feel of the game, a feeling that lasted to the final whistle. The senior forward shook a Saints’ defender, then, struck a goal past the outstretched arms of the Saints’ goalie. Seven short minutes later, Andrew Siegelin scratched his way into the boxscore.
Siegelin, an Upland native and junior midfielder for the Trojans, reaped the reward of a beautiful assist from senior James McBride. Yet, while the pass looked pretty the goal looked luscious, as it was headed-in by Siegelin and his long locks. Siegelin’s goal sent the Trojans to half up 2-0, but he was only getting started with his night’s effort.
Not quite three minutes into the second half, Siegelin struck again, this time benefiting from senior Quinn Partain’s assist. Partain placed the ball after a Saints’ foul and dished a lefty-lob into the box, a lob which Siegelin swiftly served to the back of the net. Now up 3-0, the Trojans were not done yet; and, neither was Siegelin.
With minutes left to play in the match, Siegelin navigated the Saints’ defense with craft before giving Holwarda a shot to match him in goals; and, Holwarda did not miss it, striking his second goal of the game while following through on Siegelin’s first assist.
Siegelin finished the game with a career-high five points, while both Siegelin and Holwarda achieved their first career multi-goal games. The Trojans four-goal effort was their first since 2017, when they defeated Trinity Christian 4-0 in an early season match-up.
While the Trojans controlled the ball for the majority of the match, the Saints sent off 11 shots, three of which were made by freshman forward Sergio Fernandez-Arango. The Saints’ shots were no match for Taylor goalie, Jacob Susud, however, who recorded six saves in the Trojans’ first victory of the season.
TU (1-0-0) will return to action on Friday, August 27th, inside Turner Stadium against Madonna (0-0-0) at 5:00 pm.
Hanover Selected to Repeat in 2021 HCAC Women’s Cross Country Race
CARMEL, Ind. – Hanover College was tabbed to finish the 2021 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) women’s cross country season on top in a vote amongst league coaches.
After a Spring 2021 HCAC Championship that saw the Panthers capture the title, Hanover was slated No. 1 in the Fall 2021 preseason poll with 94 points and six first-place votes. Finishing in a tie for second place, Manchester University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology both picked up 88 points and two first-place votes. There was also a tie in the fourth place slot, with Bluffton University and Franklin College both snagging 58 points in the poll to round out the top half of the standings.
Listed below is the 2021 HCAC Women’s Cross Country Preseason Poll and the 2021 HCAC Athletes to Watch. For more information on Women’s Cross Country, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the HCAC’s home on the Internet at www.heartlandconf.org. Be sure to stay up to date on all of your Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference news by following @HCACDIII on Twitter and by liking the “HCAC DIII” Facebook page.
2021 HCAC WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
|1.||Hanover College (6)||94|
|2.||Manchester University (2)||88|
|2.||Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2)||88|
|9.||Mount St. Joseph University||18|
2021 HCAC Women’s Cross Country Athletes to Watch:
|Lydia Dyer||FY||Harlan, Ind.|
|Becca Gregg||SR||Mansfield, Ohio|
|Callie Guthrie||SO||Beavercreek, Ohio|
|Noelle Loller||JR||Lapel, Ind.|
|Emilie Penick||SO||Brookville, Ind.|
|Miranda Billman||SO||Castalia, Ohio|
|Jenia Freewalt||SO||Delphos, Ohio|
|Basil (Brooklyn) Gates||FY||Galion, Ohio|
|Justine Lesniewski||JR||Mantua, Ohio|
|Sammi Unger||FY||Kenton, Ohio|
|Alexandria Ausmus||FY||Petersburg, Mich.|
|Traci Cross||FY||Toledo, Ohio|
|Ashanti Elkins||FY||Fremont, Ohio|
|Destiny Oshodin||JR||Toledo, Ohio|
|Katelyn Smith||SR||Edgerton, Ohio|
|Shianna Bellingham||JR||Dillsboro, Ind.|
|Lily Schamel||FY||Richmond, Ind.|
|Jillian Schlieper||FY||Carmel, Ind.|
|Greta Shaffer||JR||Romney, Ind.|
|Elena Stirn||SO||Burr Ridge, Ill.|
|Jill Anspaugh||SO||Shelbyville, Ind.|
|Angelina Gregory||SO||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Haley Makowski||FY||Osceola, Ind.|
|Mallory Watson||FY||Greenwood, Ind.|
|Taylor Wooten||JR||Jeffersonville, Ind.|
|Leah Anders||JR||Rising Sun, Ind.|
|Brianna Medcalf||SR||Central, Ind.|
|Sawyer Osmun||SR||Fishers, Ind.|
|Amberleigh Sorensen||SO||Yorktown, Ind.|
|Hannah Brubaker||JR||Goshen, Ind.|
|Fiona Frost||SR||Indianapolis, Ind.|
|Elizabeth Lohman||FY||Fort Wayne, Ind.|
|Lauren Smith||JR||Anderson, Ind.|
Mount St. Joseph University
|Kayla Hess||SO||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Hannah Morgan||SO||Lawrenceburg, Ind.|
|Haley Braker||SR||Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.|
|Abi Clayton||SR||Hamilton, Ohio|
|Kaia Johnson||SR||Brighton, Mich.|
|Madison Lindfelt||JR||Carmel, Ind.|
|Taryn Perry||SR||Madison, Wis.|
|Grayson Bray||JR||Alpharetta, Ga.|
|Evie Brunnell||FY||Ashtabula, Ohio|
|Malauri Edwards||JR||Lancaster, Ohio|
|Charlotte Krumler||FY||Carmel, Ind.|
|Kortney Smith||JR||Louisville, Ky.|
Rose-Hulman Tabbed to Lead 2021 Women’s Golf Race
CARMEL, Ind. – Ahead of the 2021-22 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) women’s golf season, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was slated to finish first in a vote amongst league coaches.
The Fightin’ Engineers, who will look to defend their Spring 2021 title, earned all nine first-place votes in route to their 90 points in the poll. Transylvania University finished in second with 77 points, while Hanover College took third with 68 points. Mount St. Joseph University (60) was picked to finish in fourth while Franklin College (48) rounded out the top-five.
Listed below is the 2021 HCAC Women’s Golf Preseason Poll and the 2021 HCAC Athletes to Watch. For more information on HCAC Women’s Golf, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the HCAC’s home on the Internet at www.heartlandconf.org. Be sure to stay up to date on all of your Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference news by following @HCACDIII on Twitter and by liking the “HCAC DIII” Facebook page.
2021 HCAC WOMEN’S GOLF PRESEASON POLL
(#) Denotes First Place Votes
|1.||Rose-Hulman institute of Technology (9)||90|
|4.||Mount St. Joseph University||60|
2021 HCAC Women’s Golf Athletes to Watch:
|Lauren Benton||FY||Frankton, Ind.|
|Lauren Chapman||JR||Carmel, Ind.|
|Taylor Gillum||JR||Daleville, Ind.|
|Kiley Cline||FY||Fostoria, Ohio|
|Haley Gill||JR||Franklin, Ind.|
|Allie Waggener||FY||Hilliard, Ohio|
|Shelby Mercer||SR||Canton, Ohio|
|Mari Najar||JR||Adrian, Mich.|
|Becca Chamberlin||JR||Winchester, Ind.|
|Taylor Drake||JR||Franklin, Ind.|
|Kennedy Easton||SR||Borden, Ind.|
|Hannah Julow||SR||Evansville, Ind.|
|Bella Carrillo||SO||Wabash, Ind.|
|Sara Knepper||SR||Bremen, Ind.|
Mount St. Joseph University
|Alyssa Haverstraw||FY||Cincinnati, Ohio|
|Colleen Werbrich||JR||West Alexandria, Ohio|
|Patricia Windholtz||JR||Newark, Ohio|
|Wynne Aldrich||SO||Valparaiso, Ind.|
|Svarnika Bommakanti||SO||Tampa, Fla.|
|Lauren Conley||GR||Pickerington, Ohio|
|Precious Saelee||SO||Walnut, Calif.|
|Neha Vinesh||SO||Naperville, Ill.|
|Grace Chilton||JR||Worthville, Ky.|
|Kelli Harpe||SR||Lexington, Ky.|
|June Lee||FY||Louisville, Ky.|
|Amira Smiley||SO||Lexington, Ky.|
|Emma Spencer||SO||Georgetown, Ky.|
|Tampa Bay||78||48||.619||–||41 – 23||37 – 25||39 – 18||14 – 8||14 – 17||7 – 3||W 3|
|NY Yankees||74||52||.587||4||39 – 25||35 – 27||27 – 30||20 – 8||16 – 8||10 – 0||W 11|
|Boston||72||55||.567||6.5||40 – 25||32 – 30||34 – 26||14 – 8||13 – 17||6 – 4||W 2|
|Toronto||65||59||.524||12||33 – 27||32 – 32||26 – 27||12 – 10||13 – 16||3 – 7||L 1|
|Baltimore||38||86||.306||39||17 – 41||21 – 45||13 – 38||8 – 22||11 – 15||0 – 10||L 19|
|Chi White Sox||73||54||.575||–||42 – 23||31 – 31||16 – 12||37 – 25||12 – 12||5 – 5||W 1|
|Cleveland||61||62||.496||10||32 – 28||29 – 34||9 – 16||32 – 22||11 – 16||6 – 4||L 1|
|Detroit||61||66||.480||12||33 – 30||28 – 36||13 – 9||25 – 38||17 – 14||4 – 6||W 2|
|Kansas City||56||69||.448||16||32 – 31||24 – 38||10 – 19||25 – 29||9 – 13||7 – 3||L 1|
|Minnesota||54||71||.432||18||30 – 33||24 – 38||8 – 12||27 – 32||13 – 20||4 – 6||L 4|
|Houston||74||52||.587||–||40 – 25||34 – 27||16 – 12||18 – 16||34 – 16||4 – 6||W 1|
|Oakland||70||57||.551||4.5||35 – 29||35 – 28||13 – 13||17 – 7||29 – 28||2 – 8||L 4|
|Seattle||69||58||.543||5.5||37 – 25||32 – 33||18 – 13||12 – 13||34 – 23||7 – 3||W 3|
|LA Angels||63||64||.496||11.5||33 – 30||30 – 34||14 – 14||19 – 11||21 – 32||5 – 5||W 1|
|Texas||44||81||.352||29.5||28 – 34||16 – 47||12 – 15||9 – 15||20 – 39||4 – 6||W 1|
|Atlanta||68||58||.540||–||31 – 31||37 – 27||36 – 28||22 – 12||4 – 4||8 – 2||L 2|
|Philadelphia||63||62||.504||4.5||36 – 26||27 – 36||34 – 27||14 – 10||9 – 15||3 – 7||L 1|
|NY Mets||61||64||.488||6.5||36 – 24||25 – 40||25 – 27||13 – 14||16 – 15||2 – 8||L 1|
|Washington||54||70||.435||13||31 – 33||23 – 37||23 – 31||12 – 13||9 – 19||4 – 6||W 1|
|Miami||51||75||.405||17||30 – 31||21 – 44||22 – 27||9 – 17||17 – 17||2 – 8||L 8|
|Milwaukee||77||49||.611||–||35 – 28||42 – 21||12 – 13||41 – 20||20 – 8||7 – 3||W 3|
|Cincinnati||69||58||.543||8.5||36 – 29||33 – 29||16 – 10||35 – 21||10 – 20||6 – 4||L 1|
|St. Louis||63||61||.508||13||34 – 30||29 – 31||14 – 16||24 – 25||15 – 11||5 – 5||L 1|
|Chi Cubs||55||72||.433||22.5||32 – 31||23 – 41||12 – 19||24 – 32||16 – 11||3 – 7||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||46||80||.365||31||26 – 35||20 – 45||12 – 12||15 – 41||11 – 20||4 – 6||W 2|
|San Francisco||81||44||.648||–||42 – 19||39 – 25||16 – 8||16 – 11||36 – 18||7 – 3||W 3|
|LA Dodgers||79||47||.627||2.5||42 – 21||37 – 26||21 – 9||13 – 10||33 – 20||9 – 1||W 1|
|San Diego||68||59||.535||14||41 – 27||27 – 32||14 – 15||16 – 14||28 – 27||2 – 8||L 2|
|Colorado||57||68||.456||24||43 – 22||14 – 46||8 – 8||13 – 18||27 – 34||6 – 4||L 2|
|Arizona||42||85||.331||40||27 – 36||15 – 49||11 – 15||12 – 19||18 – 43||5 – 5||L 2|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
WILD CARD STANDINGS
|AL Wild Card Standings|
|NY Yankees||74||52||.587||+2.5||39-25||35-27||10-0||W 11|
|LA Angels||63||64||.496||9.0||33-30||30-34||5-5||W 1|
|Kansas City||56||69||.448||15.0||32-31||24-38||7-3||L 1|
|NL Wild Card Standings|
|LA Dodgers||79||47||.627||+10.5||42-21||37-26||9-1||W 1|
|San Diego||68||59||.535||1.0||41-27||27-32||2-8||L 2|
|St. Louis||63||61||.508||4.5||34-30||29-31||5-5||L 1|
|NY Mets||61||64||.488||7.0||36-24||25-40||2-8||L 1|
|Chi Cubs||55||72||.433||14.0||32-31||23-41||3-7||W 1|
|Orlando City SC||20||9||7||4||30||24||6||6-3-1||3-4-3||34|
|New York City FC||19||9||4||6||34||19||15||7-1-2||2-3-4||31|
|Inter Miami CF||19||6||4||9||21||31||-10||4-2-5||2-2-4||22|
|Real Salt Lake||20||7||6||7||30||23||7||5-4-2||2-2-5||27|
|Los Angeles FC||20||6||5||9||25||28||-3||4-4-2||2-1-7||23|
|Connecticut Sun||18||6||.750||—||11-1||7-5||9-3||9-1||6 W|
|Chicago Sky||12||12||.500||6.0||4-8||8-4||9-4||5-5||1 W|
|New York Liberty||11||14||.440||7.5||6-7||5-7||5-8||4-6||2 L|
|Washington Mystics||9||14||.391||8.5||6-5||3-9||5-6||2-8||1 W|
|Atlanta Dream||6||18||.250||12.0||3-9||3-9||5-7||1-9||9 L|
|Indiana Fever||5||18||.217||12.5||3-8||2-10||4-9||4-6||1 W|