NY RANGERS [M2] VS. TAMPA BAY [A3]
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
FRIDAY, JUNE 3: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
SUNDAY, JUNE 5: 3 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
TUESDAY, JUNE 7: 8 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, ESPN, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
*THURSDAY, JUNE 9: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, TBD
*SATURDAY, JUNE 11: 8 P.M. NYR AT TAMPA BAY, TBD
*TUESDAY, JUNE 14: 8 P.M. TAMPA BAY AT NYR, TBD
WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL
COLORADO [C1] VS. EDMONTON [P2]
COLORADO 8 EDMONTON 6: BOX SCORE: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/boxscore.asp?gamecode=2022053117&home=17&vis=6&final=true
THURSDAY, JUNE 2: 8 P.M.: EDMONTON AT COLORADO, TNT, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS
SATURDAY, JUNE 4: 8 P.M.: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, TNT
MONDAY, JUNE 6: 8 P.M.: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, SPORTSNET, CBC, TVA SPORTS, TNT
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 TBD: EDMONTON AT COLORADO, TBD
*FRIDAY, JUNE 10: TBD: COLORADO AT EDMONTON, TBD
*SUNDAY, JUNE 12: TBD: EDMONTON AT COLORADO, TBD
GAME 1: THURSDAY, JUNE 2: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC
GAME 2: SUNDAY, JUNE 5: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC
GAME 3: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC
GAME 4: FRIDAY, JUNE 10: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC
GAME 5: MONDAY, JUNE 13: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)
GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)
GAME 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC(IF NECESSARY)
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
CINCINNATI 2 BOSTON 1
MINNESOTA 8 DETROIT 2
CLEVELAND 8 KANSAS CITY 3
SEATTLE 10 BALTIMORE 0
NY YANKEES 19 LA ANGELS 1
TORONTO 6 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5
DETROIT 4 MINNESOTA 0
TEXAS 3 TAMPA BAY 0
HOUSTON 3 OAKLAND 1
MIAMI AT COLORADO POSTPONED
SAN FRANCISCO 7 PHILADELPHIA 4 (11)
NY METS 10 WASHINGTON 0
ST. LOUIS 3 SAN DIEGO 2 (10)
CHICAGO CUBS 8 MILWAUKEE 7
ARIZONA 8 ATLANTA 7 (10)
PITTSBURGH 5 LA DODGERS 3
BOX SCORES: HTTP://HOSTED.STATS.COM/MLB/SCOREBOARD.ASP
MLB WIRE: HTTP://HOSTED.STATS.COM/MLB/WIRE.ASP
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
OMAHA 2 INDIANAPOLIS 1
FORT WAYNE 9 GREAT LAKES 1
DAYTON 4 SOUTH BEND 2
COLLEGE BASEBALL TOURNAMENT FIELD OF 64 BRACKET
WASHINGTON 87 INDIANA 75
CHICAGO 73 PHOENIX 70
LAS VEGAS 89 CONNECTICUT 81
LOS ANGELES 93 DALLAS 91
INDIANA HS BASEBALL 4A REGIONAL BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/GRaPr8_0EeyA0wqb9tl3hA/MSlyMM_0EeyA0wqb9tl3hA/baseball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-4a-baseball-state-tournament-class-4a-state-championship.htm
INDIANA SOFTBALL REGIONAL SCORES TUESDAY
NORTH NEWTON 3 ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 1
NORTH POSEY 8 LINTON STOCKTON 0
NORTH MIAMI 15 ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
RONCALLI 5 AVON 0
EASTSIDE 1 WESTVIEW 0
KANKAKEE VALLEY 8 HANOVER CENTRAL 4
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 8 CASTLE 1
TRINITY 5 WEST WASHINGTON 2
HAUSER 17 INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 2
CORYDON CENTRAL 3 FRANKLIN COUNTY 2
COLUMBIA CITY 5 CARROLL FORT WAYNE 2
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 4 NORTH CENTRAL 0
YORKTOWN 5 BELLMONT 2
CLAY CITY 9 BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 1
SHELBYVILLE 4 WHITELAND 0
TECUMSEH 6 BARR REEVE 0
CROWN POINT 2 LAKE CENTRAL 1
CATHEDRAL 9 W. VIGO 0
EASTERN HANCOCK 3 UNION COUNTY 2
LEO 8 JIMTOWN 0
WHITKO 9 WESTERN BOONE 7
MADISON GRANT 5 FRANKTON 3
ROSSVILLE 5 RIVERTON PARKE 3
SOUTH VERMILLION 7 CASCADE 2
HARRISON 5 NOBLESVILLE 2
TRI WEST HENDRICKS 14 DANVILLE 1
EASTERN 11 SWITZERLAND COUNTY 1
PENN 17 NORTHRIDGE 4
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 1 BENTON CENTRAL 0
4A INDIANA HS SOFTBALL SEMI STATE BRACKETS: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/Letqac_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/RjUhHc_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/softball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-4a-softball-state-tournament-class-4a-state-championship.htm
3A SOFTBALL SEMI STATE BRACKETS:https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/UipPdc_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/ah4yqM_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/softball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-3a-softball-state-tournament-class-3a-state-championship.htm
2A SOFTBALL SEMI STATE BRACKETS:https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/ZB7XQM_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/fBeARc_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/softball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-2a-softball-state-tournament-class-2a-state-championship.htm
1A SOFTBALL SEMI STATE BRACKETS:https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/RjUhgc_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/Xhq3ZM_zEeyA0wqb9tl3hA/softball-22/2021-22-ihsaa-class-1a-softball-state-tournament-class-1a-state-championship.htm
INDIANA BOYS TRACK STATE PERFORMANCE LIST:
INDIANA GIRLS TRACK STATE PERFORMANCE LIST:
INDIANA GIRLS TENNIS STATE BRACKET: https://www.ihsaa.org/Portals/0/girls%20sports/girls%20tennis/2021-22/2021-22%20State%20Championship%20Bracket.pdf
INDIANA BOYS GOLF SECTIONAL SCHEDULE
1. VALPARAISO (10) | FOREST PARK GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9 AM CT
BOONE GROVE, CHESTERTON, GARY WEST SIDE, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL, HAMMOND MORTON, HOBART, MORGAN TOWNSHIP, PORTAGE, VALPARAISO, WHEELER
2. LAKE CENTRAL (12) | PALMIRA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8 AM CT
ANDREAN, CALUMET, CROWN POINT, GRIFFITH, HANOVER CENTRAL, HIGHLAND, ILLIANA CHRISTIAN, LAKE CENTRAL, LOWELL, MERRILLVILLE, MUNSTER, WHITING
3. LAPORTE (11) | BEECHWOOD GOLF COURSE | FRI, 8 AM CT
KNOX, LACROSSE, LAPORTE, MARQUETTE CATHOLIC, MICHIGAN CITY, NEW PRAIRIE, NORTH JUDSON-SAN PIERRE, OREGON-DAVIS, RIVER FOREST, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS), WESTVILLE
4. LOGANSPORT (13) | DYKEMAN PARK GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9:30 AM ET
CASTON, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (DEMOTTE), KANKAKEE VALLEY, LOGANSPORT, NORTH NEWTON, PIONEER, RENSSELAER CENTRAL, ROCHESTER COMMUNITY, SOUTH NEWTON, TRI-COUNTY, TWIN LAKES, WEST CENTRAL, WINAMAC COMMUNITY
5. HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (13) | COYOTE CROSSING GOLF COURSE | FRI, 9 AM ET
BENTON CENTRAL, CARROLL (FLORA), CLINTON CENTRAL, CLINTON PRAIRIE, DELPHI COMMUNITY, FAITH CHRISTIAN, FRONTIER, HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE), LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC, LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON, MCCUTCHEON, ROSSVILLE, WEST LAFAYETTE
6. WESTFIELD (10) | ULEN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB | MON, 8:45 AM ET
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN, CARMEL, FRANKFORT, GUERIN CATHOLIC, LEBANON, SHERIDAN, UNIVERSITY, WESTERN BOONE, WESTFIELD, ZIONSVILLE
7. SOUTH BEND RILEY (13) | ERSKINE GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET
ELKHART, ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GLENN, LAVILLE, MISHAWAKA, MISHAWAKA MARIAN, PENN, SOUTH BEND ADAMS, SOUTH BEND CLAY, SOUTH BEND RILEY, SOUTH BEND SAINT JOSEPH, SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON, TRINITY SCHOOL AT GREENLAWN
8. NORTHRIDGE (12) | MEADOW VALLEY GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8 AM ET
BETHANY CHRISTIAN, BREMEN, CONCORD, FAIRFIELD, GOSHEN, JIMTOWN, LAKELAND, NORTHRIDGE, NORTHWOOD, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS, WEST NOBLE, WESTVIEW
9. EAST NOBLE (12) | NOBLE HAWK GOLF LINKS – KENDALLVILLE | FRI, 9 AM ET
ANGOLA, CARROLL (FORT WAYNE), CENTRAL NOBLE, CHURUBUSCO, DEKALB, EAST NOBLE, EASTSIDE, FORT WAYNE NORTHROP, FREMONT, GARRETT, HAMILTON, LEO
10. WARSAW (12) | ROZELLA FORD GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8 AM ET
COLUMBIA CITY, CULVER ACADEMIES, CULVER COMMUNITY, HUNTINGTON NORTH, MANCHESTER, NORTHFIELD, PLYMOUTH, TIPPECANOE VALLEY, TRITON, WARSAW COMMUNITY, WAWASEE, WHITKO
11. FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY (13) | CHESTNUT HILLS GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET
FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER, FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS, FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN, FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY, FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN, FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE SNIDER, FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE WAYNE, HERITAGE, HOMESTEAD, NEW HAVEN, WOODLAN
12. PERU (12) | ROCK HOLLOW GOLF CLUB | MON, 9 AM ET
EASTERN (GREENTOWN), KOKOMO, LEWIS CASS, MACONAQUAH, NORTH MIAMI, NORTHWESTERN, PERU, SOUTHWOOD, TAYLOR, TRI-CENTRAL, WABASH, WESTERN
13. NORWELL (12) | TIMBER RIDGE GOLF CLUB | FRI, 9 AM ET
ADAMS CENTRAL, BELLMONT, BLACKFORD, BLUFFTON, EASTBROOK, MADISON-GRANT, MARION, MISSISSINEWA, NORWELL, OAK HILL, SOUTH ADAMS, SOUTHERN WELLS
14. INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (11) | MAPLE CREEK GOLF CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, INDIANAPOLIS ARSENAL TECHNICAL, INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD, INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL, INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA MEMORIAL, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF INDIANA, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, LAWRENCE NORTH, NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS), PARK TUDOR, WARREN CENTRAL
15. NOBLESVILLE (12) | HARBOUR TREES GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET
ALEXANDRIA MONROE, ANDERSON, DALEVILLE, ELWOOD COMMUNITY, FISHERS, FRANKTON, HAMILTON HEIGHTS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN, LAPEL, NOBLESVILLE, PENDLETON HEIGHTS, TIPTON
16. MONROE CENTRAL (12) | HICKORY HILLS GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET
COWAN, DELTA, JAY COUNTY, MONROE CENTRAL, MUNCIE BURRIS, MUNCIE CENTRAL, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN, UNION CITY, WAPAHANI, WES-DEL, WINCHESTER COMMUNITY, YORKTOWN
17. GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (13) | HAWK’S TAIL OF GREENFIELD | MON, 9 AM ET
BLUE RIVER VALLEY, EASTERN HANCOCK, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, KNIGHTSTOWN, MORRISTOWN, MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE), NEW CASTLE, NEW PALESTINE, SHELBYVILLE, SHENANDOAH, SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE), TRITON CENTRAL, WALDRON
18. UNION COUNTY (11) | LIBERTY COUNTRY CLUB | MON, 9 AM ET
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN, CENTERVILLE, CONNERSVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, HAGERSTOWN, NORTHEASTERN, RICHMOND, RUSHVILLE CONSOLIDATED, TRI, UNION (MODOC), UNION COUNTY
19. ATTICA (11) | HARRISON HILLS COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET
ATTICA, COVINGTON, CRAWFORDSVILLE, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL, GREENCASTLE, NORTH MONTGOMERY, NORTH PUTNAM, PARKE HERITAGE, SEEGER, SOUTH VERMILLION, SOUTHMONT
20. INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS (11) | SOUTH GROVE GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET
BEECH GROVE, BEN DAVIS, BREBEUF JESUIT PREPARATORY, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDPLS), DECATUR CENTRAL, INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER, INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS, INDIANAPOLIS GEORGE WASHINGTON COMMUNITY, INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE, PIKE, RIVERSIDE, SPEEDWAY
21. MARTINSVILLE (12) | FOXCLIFF GOLF COURSE | MON, 9:30 AM ET
AVON, BROWNSBURG, CASCADE, CLOVERDALE, DANVILLE COMMUNITY, MARTINSVILLE, MONROVIA, MOORESVILLE, OWEN VALLEY, PLAINFIELD, SOUTH PUTNAM, TRI-WEST HENDRICKS
22. LINTON-STOCKTON (12) | PHIL HARRIS GOLF COURSE | MON, 9 AM ET
BLOOMFIELD, CLAY CITY, EASTERN GREENE, LINTON-STOCKTON, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG), NORTHVIEW, SHAKAMAK, SULLIVAN, TERRE HAUTE NORTH VIGO, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH VIGO, WEST VIGO, WHITE RIVER VALLEY
23. VINCENNES LINCOLN (13) | CYPRESS HILLS GOLF CLUB OF VINCENNES | FRI, 9 AM ET
BARR-REEVE, GIBSON SOUTHERN, NORTH DAVIESS, NORTH KNOX, PIKE CENTRAL, PRINCETON COMMUNITY, SOUTH KNOX, TECUMSEH, VINCENNES LINCOLN, VINCENNES RIVET, WASHINGTON, WASHINGTON CATHOLIC, WOOD MEMORIAL
24. EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (12) | HELFRICH HILLS GOLF COURSE | THURS, 7 AM ET
BOONVILLE, CASTLE, EVANSVILLE BOSSE, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL, EVANSVILLE DAY, EVANSVILLE F.J. REITZ, EVANSVILLE HARRISON, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI, EVANSVILLE NORTH, EVANSVILLE REITZ MEMORIAL, MT. VERNON, NORTH POSEY
25. FRANKLIN COMMUNITY (12) | THE LEGENDS GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET
CENTER GROVE, EDINBURGH, FRANKLIN CENTRAL, FRANKLIN COMMUNITY, GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, GREENWOOD COMMUNITY, INDIAN CREEK, INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN, PERRY MERIDIAN, RONCALLI, SOUTHPORT, WHITELAND COMMUNITY
26. BLOOMINGTON NORTH (12) | CASCADES GOLF COURSE | MON, 8 AM ET
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE, BLOOMINGTON NORTH, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, BROWN COUNTY, BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL, CROTHERSVILLE, EDGEWOOD, MITCHELL, SALEM, SEYMOUR, TRINITY LUTHERAN, WEST WASHINGTON
27. GREENSBURG (12) | GREENSBURG COUNTRY CLUB | FRI, 8:30 AM ET
BATESVILLE, COLUMBUS EAST, COLUMBUS NORTH, EAST CENTRAL, GREENSBURG, HAUSER, JAC-CEN-DEL, LAWRENCEBURG, MILAN, NORTH DECATUR, OLDENBURG ACADEMY, SOUTH DEARBORN,
28. MADISON CONSOLIDATED (11) | SUNRISE GOLF COURSE | MON, 11 AM ET
AUSTIN, CHARLESTOWN, HENRYVILLE, JENNINGS COUNTY, MADISON CONSOLIDATED, NEW WASHINGTON, RISING SUN, SCOTTSBURG, SHAWE MEMORIAL, SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER), SWITZERLAND COUNTY
29. JASPER (12) | SULTAN’S RUN GOLF CLUB | FRI, 11:30 AM ET
CRAWFORD COUNTY, FOREST PARK, HERITAGE HILLS, JASPER, LOOGOOTEE, ORLEANS, PAOLI, PERRY CENTRAL, SOUTH SPENCER, SOUTHRIDGE, SPRINGS VALLEY, TELL CITY
30. PROVIDENCE (12) | COVERED BRIDGE GOLF CLUB | MON, 8 AM ET
BORDEN, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA, CLARKSVILLE, CORYDON CENTRAL, FLOYD CENTRAL, JEFFERSONVILLE, LANESVILLE, NEW ALBANY, NORTH HARRISON, PROVIDENCE, SILVER CREEK, SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH)
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
Avalanche hold off Oilers for wild 8-6 victory in Game 1
DENVER (AP) In a frenetic game that featured 14 goals, Colorado and Edmonton players came away with the same thought – defense can’t be so optional.
J.T. Compher scored twice, Cale Makar had a goal and two assists and the Avalanche held off the Oilers 8-6 on Tuesday night in a fast-paced, no-lead-felt-safe Game 1 of the Western Conference final.
The goal-after-goal-after-goal routine had Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky – the greatest scorer of all time – pleading on the TV broadcast for a little more “D.” The game is tied for 10th highest-scoring playoff game in NHL history, according to the league.
“There’s lots to clean up,” said Compher, whose team matched a franchise record for most goals in a playoff game. “We don’t want to play the game that we played tonight. We want to be tighter defensively.”
Even Colorado’s four-goal lead in the second period hardly felt secure in a matchup between the two highest-scoring teams in the postseason – and the win wasn’t in hand until Gabriel Landeskog’s empty-net goal with 21.4 seconds remaining.
Not only were there goals galore, but both teams needed to use backup goaltenders in a frenzied second period: Mike Smith was pulled after giving up six goals and Darcy Kuemper left with an upper-body injury (coach Jared Bednar didn’t have an update after the game).
This was a matchup billed as a showdown between stars Nathan MacKinnon and Connor McDavid and they delivered. MacKinnon had a goal and an assist for Colorado, and McDavid a goal and two assists for Edmonton.
But it was the supporting casts that produced big time.
Nazem Kadri, Mikko Rantanen and Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Avalanche, who have a 19-6 series record when taking the first game of a best-of-seven since relocating to Denver. Twelve Avs recorded at least a point and six had multi-point games.
Evander Kane, Zach Hyman, Ryan McLeod, Derek Ryan and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins added goals for the Oilers. Hyman has scored in six straight postseason games to tie the team mark set by Esa Tikkanen in the 1990 playoffs. Thirteen Oilers had at least a point.
Edmonton and Colorado scored six times over a 6:43 span – nearly a goal a minute. And the opening two periods saw 11 total goals. At times, it looked more like an All-Star Game rather than a conference final.
Game 2 is Thursday.
Edmonton is no stranger to dropping the first game of a series in high-scoring fashion: The Oilers lost Game 1 of the second-round series at Calgary 9-6 but won in five games.
“We obviously have to change something here,” said Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl, who had two assists. “We can’t be giving up that many goals and expect to win a Western Conference final game.”
Compher’s second goal of the game made it 6-3 and ended the night of Smith, who allowed six goals on 25 shots in just over 26 minutes. Mikko Koskinen came on in relief.
“When you’re on the bench halfway through the game, it’s not a good sign,” Smith said. “In saying that, it’s one game.”
Kuemper left the game in the second period as well, after surrendering three goals on 16 shots. He was replaced by Pavel Francouz, who didn’t have much time to warm up.
“We all know what kind of players are on these two teams and we didn’t plan to play such a game,” Francouz said. “But we take this win for sure and we move forward.”
After Cogliano’s goal gave Colorado a 7-3 lead late in the second, it looked like the game might be in hand. But with 7:24 left in the third, Edmonton made it 7-6 on Nugent-Hopkins’ power-play goal.
The Oilers pulled Koskinen with under two minutes remaining but couldn’t score despite a wave of chances.
“Definitely have some things to clean up but happy we got the win,” MacKinnon said.
DAD OR GRANDPA?
Oilers assistant coach Dave Manson went over to visit his granddaughter after practice Monday. Oh, and his son, too – Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson.
“They played a bunch and she was all over them. So it was great,” the defenseman said. “Made me happy, too.”
Hall of Fame QB John Elway joined Gretzky and the crew on TNT’s pregame show. Elway praised the work of Joe Sakic, the Avs’ Hall of Fame player who is now their GM.
Elway won two Super Bowls as a player for the Broncos and another as an executive. Sakic captured two Stanley Cup titles as an Avalanche player and is trying to deliver another calling the shots from the front office.
“I’ve got so much respect for Joe,” Elway said. “When he first started we had some conversations. And then things weren’t going very well, he says, `Why’d you ever get me into this?’ But he’s come back and he’s done a heck of a job.”
Binnington acknowledges throwing water bottle at Kadri
(AP) — St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington acknowledged Tuesday he threw an empty water bottle at Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri after Game 3 of the second-round series between the Western Conference rivals.
Binnington injured his left knee during a collision with Kadri and teammate Calle Rosen on May 21, left the ice and did not return for the rest of the series, which Colorado won in six games. Addressing reporters in St. Louis after doing end-of-season exit interviews, the 2019 Stanley Cup-winning netminder owned up to his role in the incident.
“I’m walking down the hallway, couldn’t find a recycling bin on my way down the hallway, and right before I walked into the locker room I see him kind of doing an interview there, smiling, laughing, and I’m there in a knee brace limping down the hallway and I just felt like it was a God-given opportunity,” Binnington said. “I could just stay silent and go in the room, or I could say something and just have him look me in the eye and understand what’s going on: (Give him) something to think about.”
Kadri at the time on TNT said, “I’m not sure if he just threw a water bottle at me or not.” Binnington said the empty bottle “landed like two feet from” Kadri.
“It is what it is,” Binnington said. “It’s hockey. It’s a competitive game.”
The NHL looked into the water bottle toss and decided not to punish Binnington, who could have been subject to a fine.
Kadri was the subject of racist threats on social media in the aftermath of injuring Binnington, which caught the attention of the league and St. Louis Police and was condemned by the Avalanche and Blues. He recorded a hat trick the next game.
Castillo, Votto lead Reds to 1st Fenway win since ’75 Series
BOSTON (AP) Joey Votto spiked a long fly ball off the top edge of the short right-field wall in front of the Red Sox bullpen in the fifth inning. It popped into the air and back into play for a double.
Then, in the eighth, he did the same thing, only to the 37-foot high Green Monster in left.
Two hits, two doubles – and perhaps a total of two inches from being a pair of home runs.
“I don’t think I have (seen that), to come that close to two home runs in really almost identical plays to different parts of the ballpark,” Reds manager David Bell said after Cincinnati held on to beat Boston 2-1 on Tuesday night.
“We went over the ground rules before the game and they talked about that,” he added. “You listen, but you don’t actually think it’s going to happen.”
Luis Castillo struck out 10 while pitching six innings of one-hit ball, and the Reds held off a ninth-inning Boston rally to snap a nine-game losing streak against the Red Sox and win at Fenway Park for the first time since Game 7 of the 1975 World Series.
“Haven’t played here a lot, but still, it’s a big deal,” Bell said.
Cincinnati scored both runs on Red Sox throwing errors. Castillo (2-2) walked three before leaving with a 1-0 lead after six and two relievers delivered a one-hit shutout to closer Tony Santillan.
Kike Hernandez singled to lead off the ninth and Rafael Devers doubled to put runners at second and third. After Santillan retired J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts, Alex Verdugo hit a chopper that Votto couldn’t handle at first, allowing one run to score on the single.
Santillan then struck out Trevor Story on three pitches to earn his fourth save.
Michael Wacha (3-1) retired the first 12 batters of the game before Votto’s first double. Wacha started in a Boston loss for the first time since opening week despite allowing zero earned runs on three hits and striking out three.
The Red Sox have scored a total of one run in back-to-back games against a pair of last-place teams that enter June a combined 22 games below .500.
Votto’s double in the eighth bounced off the red line on the front corner of the top of the Green Monster and back into play. To be a homer, it would need to clear the line, which runs along the edge of a small shelf that keeps fans from reaching over the wall and interfering with live balls.
It’s not uncommon for home runs to clear the line and still bounce back onto the field, which is misleading to umpires and a frequent source of replay reviews at Fenway.
The Reds did challenge, but replays showed conclusively the ball remained in play.
“I’ve never seen that in my life,” Castillo said. “Of course it would happen to one of the veteran guys like Joey Votto, who has gone through everything.”
Votto said he was more concerned about putting a good swing on the ball than on the results. He went 1 for 9 in his only other trip to Fenway, in 2014.
“The last time I was here I was hurt, and I felt like I got bullied by the fans,” he said. “Normally I do answer back, but I wasn’t at my very best, whereas now, I feel healthy, I feel strong and I feel like I’m in a good place. And when they start giving it to me, I feel like I can answer back.”
The Red Sox are 12-2 against the Reds in interleague play, winning each of the previous nine games, and the first five at Fenway Park. The teams also met in the 1975 World Series, which Cincinnati won in seven games one day after Carlton Fisk’s arm-waving, 12th-inning homer in Game 6. (The teams split the four games at Fenway.)
In all, the Reds are 6-17-1 at the ballpark, including a 3-10-1 record against the Boston Braves when they played at Fenway for parts of the 1914-15 season.
The Reds hadn’t visited Boston in 2014, which is perhaps why no one noticed that their plaque on the Green Monster’s manual scoreboard misspelled their hometown as “CINN.”
Reds: OF Tommy Pham was scratched from the lineup about two hours before the first pitch with a sore left calf. He had just finished a three-game suspension for slapping Giants outfielder Joc Pederson over a fantasy football dispute. … RF and leadoff hitter Tyler Naquin left the game with a left quad strain. Aristides Aquino replaced him.
Red Sox: Devers was in the on-deck circle when he was hit in the chest by Hernandez’s checked swing foul ball. After Hernandez made the last out of the third, Devers took his position at third base.
Boston RHP Garrett Whitlock (1-1) faces Cincinnati RHP Hunter Greene (2-6) in the finale of the two-game series.
Wisdom homers in 8th inning, Cubs beat Brewers 8-7
CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Wisdom had his sights set on something, anything, in the strike zone. He got a pitch up over the middle of the plate and did he ever drill it.
Wisdom hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the eighth inning, Willson Contreras and P.J. Higgins also went deep, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-7 on Tuesday night.
He unloaded on a 3-2 changeup from Brad Boxberger (1-1), a long drive to left for his 11th home run.
“It feels amazing,” he said. “It feels great, especially to put the team ahead. I thought we did a real good job all night offensively, keeping it close.”
Contreras connected in his second straight game, smacking a solo drive in the first against Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer. Contreras moved ahead of his brother William of the Atlanta Braves for the major league lead among catchers with his eighth home run.
“After my first at-bat, I read that on the scoreboard,” he said. “Inside, it makes me laugh. It makes me proud. We came a long way.”
Contreras also hit an RBI double and scored in a four-run sixth.
Christopher Morel continued a hot start to his career with a walk and a triple, breaking Contreras’ club record by reaching base in his first 14 major-league games.
“Morel brings the energy,” Contreras said. “He brings a lot of things to the table. What I like the most is he’s never mad. He’s never concerned about anything. That’s one thing that lets him play the way he’s playing right now. And he deserves to stay here.”
Mychal Givens (4-0) got four outs, and David Robertson worked the ninth for his seventh save in nine chances.
Former Cub Victor Caratini gave Milwaukee a short-lived 6-3 lead in the sixth with a three-run drive against against reliever Rowan Wick.
The Brewers’ Tyrone Taylor drove in three runs after hitting home runs in both games on Monday. Christian Yelich had two hits and scored twice.
But it was a difficult night for Milwaukee’s outfielders with the heat, humidity and a strong wind, not to mention that brick wall.
“The wind had a big impact on the game, clearly,” manager Craig Counsell said. “I mean, they’re tough plays.”
Lauer labored through four innings, allowing three runs – two earned – and five hits. He threw 89 pitches and struck out six while walking three.
Chicago’s Justin Steele gave up three runs and three hits in five innings.
Brewers: INF Willy Adames will sit out a few minor league rehab games, though he will continue to participate in baseball activities, after experiencing some discomfort in his right quad at Class A Carolina. Tied for second on the Brewers with nine homers, Adames has been sidelined since May 15 because of a sprained left ankle. He missed about two weeks last September because of a strained left quad.
Cubs: OF Seiya Suzuki said through an interpreter he has not noticed any real improvement in his sprained left ring finger and is not sure he’ll be ready when he’s eligible to return from 10-day injured list on June 6. Suzuki was injured Thursday. … The Cubs were awaiting test results on LHP Drew Smyly, who exited Monday’s second game with right oblique soreness. Smyly has been one of the team’s most reliable starters with a 3.80 ERA in nine starts. . Chicago reinstated Nick Madrigal (back) from the 10-day injured list.
The four-game series wraps up, with RHP Jason Alexander making his major league debut for Milwaukee and RHP Kyle Hendricks (2-5, 5.20 ERA) starting for Chicago. The 29-year-old Alexander is 6-2 with a 2.64 ERA in seven starts and nine games for Triple-A Nashville. Hendricks has a 7.36 ERA in his past three outings.
Kirk HRs twice, Jays beat White Sox 6-5 for 6th straight win
TORONTO (AP) Alejandro Kirk hit a pair of two-run home runs in Toronto’s 6-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, which extended the Blue Jays’ winning streak to six games.
Kevin Gausman (5-3) pitched five innings to win his second straight start, getting five strikeouts while allowing three runs, six hits and one walk. The right-hander has won four of his past six outings.
Toronto is 15-7 in one-run games, the best such record in the majors, and have won four consecutive one-run decisions. Chicago lost for the third time in four games and fell below .500 (23-24).
Kirk connected in the second for his second of the season, then went deep again with a two-out drive in the fifth, the third multi-homer game of his career.
“I’m just trying to be more selective and looking for the pitch I want,” Kirk said through a translator. “I’m trying not to chase and it’s getting the results I’m looking for by doing that.”
“He’s nice and relaxed again and doing what he does,” Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said of Kirk, who hit .347 in May with 11 RBI in 23 games. “He’s not striking out and he puts the ball in play.”
Both of Kirk’s homers came off of White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito (3-2), who allowed season-highs of six runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings and raised his ERA from 2.63 to 3.61. Giolito hadn’t allowed more than three earned runs in any of his seven prior starts this season, but it was the third time he’s given up at least two home runs.
“I just let it snowball,” Giolito said. “I put up a big crooked number. It’s just very frustrating.”
Andrew Vaughn homered and had four hits and two RBI for the White Sox, who began a stretch without All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson. He is expected to miss at least three weeks after straining his right groin in Sunday’s win over the Cubs.
“It really stings, but we’ve got to have the next-man-up mentality,” Vaughn said of Anderson’s extended absence.
Trevor Richards allowed two runs without retiring any of the four batters he faced in the sixth but Adam Cimber, Yimi Garcia and Julian Merryweather each worked one scoreless inning and Jordan Romano finished for his AL-leading 16th save in 18 chances.
Four straight Chicago batters reached against Richards to begin the sixth as Reese McGuire’s second double of the game drove in a run to make it 6-5.
Cimber came on and got Danny Mendick to ground into an RBI fielder’s choice, with McGuire advancing to third. Grandal followed with a fly ball to left but Lourdes Gurriel Jr. threw Mendick out at second base to end the inning – with the out coming before McGuire could score the tying run.
La Russa said Mendick apologized after the game, but the manager didn’t fault his shortstop.
“I said, `First of all, tagging up on that play is a good play, but you’ve got a throw right in front of you,'” La Russa said. “If the throw goes there, you’ve just got to stop. He stops, the run scores.”
Mendick and Vaughn had RBI hits off Gausman in the fifth as Chicago took a 3-2 lead but Toronto scored four in the bottom half on Kirk’s second homer and a two-run double by Teoscar Hernandez that fell beyond the reach of diving center fielder Adam Engel. All four runs came with two outs.
White Sox: OF Luis Robert was activated off the COVID-19 IL. … Anderson’s IL stint is retroactive to May 30. . OF AJ Pollock sat because of a non-COVID illness. . INF Yoan Moncada (quadriceps) did not start for the fourth straight game. . OF Eloy Jimenez (right hamstring) missed his second straight game at Triple-A Charlotte. Jimenez left Saturday’s game because of soreness in his leg.
Giolito had gone 16 consecutive starts without allowing more than three earned runs. It last happened Aug. 4, 2021, against Kansas City.
Toronto recalled RHP Trent Thornton from Triple-A Buffalo. LHP Ryan Borucki was designated for assignment.
White Sox RHP Michael Kopech (1-1, 1.29) will face Blue Jays LHP Hyun Jin Ryu (2-0, 5.48) on Wednesday night. Ryu went 0-2 with a 9.31 ERA in two 2021 starts against Chicago.
Kepler’s 3 RBIs help Twins beat Tigers 8-2
DETROIT (AP) Max Kepler had three hits and drove in three runs to help the Minnesota Twins to an 8-2 win over the Detroit Tigers in the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
Kepler is hitting .320 with four homers and 12 RBIs in 25 at-bats against Detroit this season.
Minnesota’s Devin Smeltzer (2-0) picked up the win, giving up two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.
“Today’s the best I’ve felt,” Smeltzer said. “My fastball velocity and fastball command is the best it has been, I was able to move the ball up and down and my changeup was good.”
Tigers starter Rony Garcia (0-1) took the loss, allowing six runs and seven hits in five innings.
“We didn’t do a good job of controlling the top half of their lineup, and they did a pretty good job of controlling the top half of our lineup,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “When that happens, it is an uphill battle.”
Minnesota took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run double by Trevor Larnach, and the Twins added four more runs in the third.
Byron Buxton led off with a single – his first hit in 24 at-bats against Detroit this season – and scored on Kepler’s double.
Jorge Polanco singled, and with one out Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer to left for his sixth homer of the season.
Miguel Cabrera singled – career hit No. 3,030 – and scored in the fourth to make it 6-1, but Kepler added a two-run single in the seventh.
Daz Cameron ended Smeltzer’s day with an RBI double in the seventh.
“The good thing about Devin is that he throws strikes,” Sanchez said. “All his pitches were working today and he attacks the hitters. That plan works for us.”
Tigers rookie Spencer Torkelson went 3-for-4 in the first game, his second straight three-hit game.
“I’m seeing the ball a lot better right now, and I’m definitely getting my good swing off in more at-bats,” said Torkelson, who raised his batting average from .176 to .211. “This game can knock you down fast, but sameness is greatness. Stay the course and results are going to happen.”
Twins: Shortstop Carlos Correa was placed on the COVID-19 list and replaced by infielder Jermaine Palacios, who made his major-league debut in the first game. Kepler returned after missing Monday’s game with a sore quadriceps. … Sonny Gray (shoulder) played long-toss catch and is scheduled to do the same Wednesday.
Tigers: DH Miguel Cabrera played after sitting out two games with back stiffness.
The Tigers optioned reliever Drew Carlton, who threw three innings in the first game, to Triple-A Toledo and activated Will Vest from the COVID-19 list.
SANCHEZ’S HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Sanchez, who has homered in the first two games of the series, has gone deep before in Detroit. On Aug. 22, 2017, he became the only player to clear the left-field seats with a homer since Comerica Park opened in 2000. The home run was estimated at 493 feet, breaking the previous stadium record by nearly 30 feet.
“I didn’t even know that record, but it is impressive,” he said. “Every park is different, and I don’t look to do anything better in this park than in any other.”
The teams finish the doubleheader with a night game. Detroit’s Joey Wentz (0-1, 20.35) will make his second career start, while Minnesota’s Cole Sands (0-0, 6.75) will start for the first time after two relief appearances. Both pitchers are serving as their team’s 27th player for the doubleheader. Tigers utilityman Kody Clemens is expected to make his major-league debut in the second game.
Kody Clemens hitless in MLB debut, Tigers split with Twins
DETROIT (AP) Jonathan Schoop homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers, with Kody Clemens making his major league debut while his famous father watched from a suite, beat the Minnesota Twins 4-0 Tuesday night to split a doubleheader.
“I had so much fun today,” Clemens said. “It was awesome.”
Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens saw his 26-year-old son go 0 for 3, striking out twice and drawing a walk. Flawless in the field at second base, Kody Clemens handled a grounder for the final out of the game.
“He’s worked really hard to get here and it finally happened for him,” Roger Clemens said between games. “I think some PGA golfers are wearing heart monitors now – I’d love to see his heart rate right now.”
Max Kepler had three hits and drove in three runs and Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer to help the Twins to an 8-2 win in the first game.
In the second game, Schoop hit a two-run homer in the first inning and added a two-run single off second baseman Jorge Polanco’s glove.
“I hit that first ball hard, but the second one was just luck,” he said. “I hit it at the second baseman and it took a massive bounce sideways.”
Schoop is Detroit’s everyday second baseman, but served as the designated hitter so Clemens could start at his natural position.
“I had no problem with that – I’m happy to do whatever they need,” he said. “(Clemens) was really calm out there, just like he’s always been. He’s been around baseball since he was a kid, so he knows how to handle this.”
Tigers starter Joey Wentz, making his second major league appearance, allowed just one hit in four innings, but left with a shoulder strain while pitching to the first batter of the fifth inning.
“He didn’t feel a thing until the fifth, but then he had a little strain – almost more in his neck – when he was warming up,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said. “We could see right away that his velocity was down, so we got out there. He’ll have the battery of tests tomorrow.”
Reliever Wily Peralta (2-0) got the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Five Tigers pitchers combined on the three-hit shutout.
“We had a plan — we wanted to get on top of some fastballs, especially early in the game,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “We weren’t able to do that, and we couldn’t force them out over the plate.”
“It was a long day at the ballpark. We wanted to get two wins and we ended up with one,” he said.
Minnesota starter Cole Sands (0-1) allowed four runs on five hits and four walks in four innings.
Devin Smeltzer (2-0) was the winner in the first game, giving up two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Rony Garcia (0-1) allowed six runs and seven hits in five innings.
Minnesota took a 2-0 lead in the first on a two-run double by Trevor Larnach, and the Twins added four more runs in the third.
Byron Buxton led off with a single – his first hit in 24 at-bats against Detroit this season – and scored on Kepler’s double.
Polanco singled, and with one out Sanchez hit his sixth a three-run homer to left for his sixth homer of the season.
Miguel Cabrera singled – career hit No. 3,030 – and scored in the fourth to make it 6-1, but Kepler added a two-run single in the seventh.
Daz Cameron ended Smeltzer’s day with an RBI double in the seventh.
Tigers rookie Spencer Torkelson had his second straight three-hit game in the opener.
Twins: Shortstop Carlos Correa was placed on the COVID-19 list and replaced by infielder Jermaine Palacios, who made his major league debut in the first game. Kepler returned after missing Monday’s game with a sore quadriceps. … Sonny Gray (shoulder) played long-toss catch and is scheduled to do the same Wednesday.
Tigers: Cabrera started the opener after sitting out two games with back stiffness.
In the fourth game of a five-game series, RHP Bailey Ober (1-1, 3.25) starts for the Twins against LHP Tarik Skubal (3-2, 2.44) on Wednesday night.
Pujols’ sac fly in 10th lifts Cardinals over Padres 3-2
ST. LOUIS (AP) Albert Pujols hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the St. Louis Cardinals, boosted by a strong start from Adam Wainwright, beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 Tuesday night.
“I was just looking for a good ball to hit,” Pujols said. “I didn’t try to do too much. Just get something up. I just tried to come through. Most of the time you’re going to make outs and other times you’ll have nights like this where you come through.”
It was his 15th overall walk-off with St. Louis but his first since rejoining the Cardinals this season.
“I just put it up in the air,” Pujols said. “I think it brings great memories from the past but at the end of day, I just want to try and help this ballclub to win. I’m excited I came through tonight.”
Tommy Edman began the 10th as the Cardinals’ automatic runner at second. After Paul Goldschmidt was intentionally walked by Taylor Rogers (0-2) and Nolan Arenado fouled out, Edman stole third.
“We had to get a good jump there and I trust (Edman) there for sure,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said.
Pujols followed with his second sacrifice fly of the game, lifting a ball to left that easily scored Edman.
Pujols has 119 sacrifice flies in his career. Eddie Murray holds the major league record with 128.
“That was such a huge play there, Tommy stealing third and Albert coming up,” Wainwright said. “I think we all wanted to see Albert walk that one off.”
Drew VerHagen (3-0), the fourth St. Louis pitcher, started the 10th and benefitted from a perfect throw from left fielder Lars Nootbaar, who had entered the game in the seventh.
Jurickson Profar singled to left with two outs and Nootbaar cut down pinch-runner Jose Azocar at home plate to end the inning.
“That one there took me to my left a little but I came up throwing,” Nootbaar said. “I was able to throw a strike there and get us out of the inning. The tip of the iceberg is Albert finishing it up. It was pretty cool to be a part of that one.”
San Diego dropped to 5-3 in extra innings this season. St. Louis improved to 2-1.
San Diego manager Bob Melvin and Manny Machado were ejected by home plate umpire Chris Segal in the sixth for arguing balls and strikes.
“It gets a little emotional out there,” Melvin said. “To come back and it’s a 2-2 game and those are games we feel like we can win. Unfortunately, we get thrown out at the plate and they score in the bottom half. It’s just disappointing to lose.”
Wainwright struck out 10 with one walk in throwing 115 pitches over seven shutout innings.
“I had very good command tonight,” Wainwright said. “It’s about time. What took me so long?”
He allowed just two hits, both singles to St. Louis native Luke Voit.
“That was an absolute tutorial,” Marmol said. “What he did was unbelievable. That was fun to watch tonight.”
Former Cy Young winner Blake Snell made his third start of the season for the Padres. He gave up two runs on two hits in six innings with three walks a wild pitch.
“The three walks, I’ve got to clean that up,” Snell said. “Overall, I’m happy with how I battled but unhappy that we lost. We just came up short.”
Trent Grisham hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Cardinals reliever Giovanny Gallegos to make it 2-all.
St. Louis took a 2-0 lead in the third.
Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 22 games with an RBI double. He later took third on a wild pitch before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Pujols.
Of Goldschmidt’s last 30 hits, 18 have been for extra bases (nine home runs and nine doubles). He has reached base safely in a career-high 36 consecutive games, the longest streak in the major leagues this season.
Goldschmidt’s 23 extra-base hits this month are the most in any May in franchise history. He broke a tie with Stan Musial (1954) and Pujols (2009).
Wainwright and Yadier Molina made their 314th career start as batterymates. They rank third all-time in MLB history since 1901, and two shy from tying the Boston/Milwaukee Braves duo of Warren Spahn and Del Crandall (316) for second place. Detroit’s Mickey Lolich and Bill Freehan hold the record with 324.
HOT ROOKIE SITS
Rookie 2B Nolan Gorman, 22, is a left-handed hitter and he was not in the starting lineup . Marmol said after the game Gorman was “not available.” He has some “lower back stiffness” and he was held out. “Hopefully, he’ll be feeling better tomorrow.” In 10 games so far he was promoted May 20, Gorman is hitting .387. He has three games of at least three hits in his short time in the majors.
Arenado’s single to right in the first inning snapped an 0-for-17 slump.
Pujols played in the 2,998th game of his career Tuesday. He is three games away from tying Cal Ripken Jr. (3,001) for eighth all-time in MLB history. After singling in the eighth, Pujols is one hit shy of Paul Molitor (3,319) for ninth all-time in MLB history.
ROAD SERIES LOSS
San Diego lost just its second road series out of eight this season. Despite back-to-back losses to the Cardinals, the Padres are 17-9 on the road.
Padres: SS Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) is with the team on its road and is participating in fielding and conditioning work, but still isn’t cleared for hitting activities. … LHP Drew Pomeranz (flexor tendon surgery) is now throwing bullpens at 75-80%, but there is no timetable for a return.
Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (right shoulder inflammation) threw 40 pitches over two simulated innings to C Andrew Knizner and Nootbaar. The opening day starter in 2020 and 2021 said he “felt good, felt healthy. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to throw to guys who aren’t our guys.” … LF Tyler O’Neill (right shoulder impingement) will not be ready for a rehab assignment until at least Friday or Saturday.
Padres: RHP Yu Darvish (4-2, 3.76) held Milwaukee to one hit through six innings in his last start but the Brewers broke through in the seventh with two hits, a walk and the sacrifice fly to take a 2-1 victory.
Cardinals: RHP Dakota Hudson (3-2, 3.22) will be making just his second career start and appearance against the Padres and his first since his rookie season in 2019 when he dropped a 12-1 decision to the Padres. Hudson stretched his scoreless streak to 17 2/3 innings at Busch Stadium last Friday but he didn’t get through the fifth inning for the third time in his last four starts.
Former All-Star lefty J.A. Happ retires from baseball
Former All-Star pitcher J.A. Happ has retired from baseball, the left-hander told Jessica Lindberg’s “The Heart Strong” podcast.
“Even though I had put the work in to be ready if the right situation came, I felt like it was time to move on and be a dad and dive into the kids,” Happ said.
The 39-year-old said he went “back and forth for pretty much the whole winter” about playing during the 2022 campaign, but ultimately chose to move on after a conversation with his wife.
Happ said making the decision was more emotional than he expected after spending the past 15 years pitching in the majors.
The Illinois native produced a solid big-league career, earning 133 wins, including 20 victories during his best season in 2016 with the Toronto Blue Jays. Happ finished sixth in American League Cy Young voting that year.
He also pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, Minnesota Twins, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Seattle Mariners.
White Sox put Anderson on IL with strained right groin
TORONTO (AP) Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson is expected to miss at least three weeks because of a strained right groin, manager Tony La Russa said Tuesday.
“The good news is that it could be worse,” La Russa said, “which means that whatever the minimum was – you know, three weeks and not six weeks – is realistic, maybe. He heals fast. It’s still three long weeks for us.”
The White Sox put Anderson on the 10-day injured list before facing the Blue Jays in Toronto, and activated outfielder Luis Robert off the COVID-19 injured list. Anderson’s IL stint is retroactive to May 30.
The 2019 AL batting champ left Sunday’s win over the Cubs, going down in the outfield after fielding P.J. Higgins’ fifth-inning grounder and throwing to first for the out.
A first-time All-Star in 2021, Anderson ranks among the league leaders with a .356 batting average. He has five home runs and 19 RBI in 40 games.
“He’s our ignitor,” La Russa said.
Yasmani Grandal was in the leadoff spot as the DH Tuesday.
Anderson is accompanying the White Sox on their trip to Toronto and Tampa Bay so he can undergo treatment. He was riding a stationary bike in the visitor’s clubhouse before batting practice Tuesday.
The struggling White Sox have been hit hard by injuries this year. Right-hander Lance Lynn (right knee) and outfielder Eloy Jimenez (right hamstring) are also on the injured list.
Robert last played May 22 against the Yankees. He’s batting .285 with six homers and 17 RBI in 33 games.
Saban on feud with Fisher: ‘I have no problem with Jimbo’
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban tried to put an end to his feud with Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher on Tuesday as Southeastern Conference leaders gathered for spring meetings at a resort on the Florida Gulf Coast.
“I didn’t really say that anybody did anything wrong,” Saban said when asked if he had evidence that Texas A&M has been buying players with name, image and likeness compensation deals. “OK, and I’ve said everything I’m going to say about this. I should have never mentioned any individual institutions as I’ve said that before.”
Saban added: “I have no problem with Jimbo. I have no problem with Jimbo at all.”
Saban set off Fisher two weeks ago when he called out Texas A&M and other schools while talking about the need for NIL regulation in college sports.
Fisher responded angrily, saying Saban’s comments were despicable and calling his former boss at LSU a “narcissist” while denying any wrongdoing with his program that landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the country for 2022.
The SEC spring meetings – taking place in person for the first time since 2019 because of the pandemic — were the first opportunity for the two superstar coaches to meet face-to-face since the dustup. Fisher was not scheduled to meet with reporters Tuesday.
Georgia coach Kirby Smart downplayed the back and forth between Fisher and Saban. Smart worked under Saban for years, including a season at LSU when Fisher was Saban’s offensive coordinator.
“You guys should be on the headphones sometimes,” Smart said, referencing the interaction between coaches on game days. “It just happened in front of everybody.”
Before heading into what was scheduled to be a five-hour meeting with all 14 SEC coaches, Saban met with reporters for about 10 minutes.The first question Saban he was asked was about Texas A&M and he quickly pivoted into trying to make a broader point about NIL.
“Some kind of uniform name, image and likeness standard that supports some kind of equitable, national competition I think is really, really important in college athletics and college football,” Saban said.
Saban said transparency was needed to ensure athletes are signing legitimate deals that pay them for their services and that boosters needed to be kept out of recruiting.
The NCAA lifted most of its rules barring athletes from earning money from sponsorship and endorsement deals last July, but there are concerns among many in college sports that NIL deals are being used as recruiting inducements and de facto pay-for-play. The NCAA issued guidance to Division I members in early May to make clear booster-funded collectives being involved in recruiting is a rules violation.
“Believe me, I’m all for players making as much as they can make,” Saban said. “But I also think we’ve got to have some uniform, transparent way to do that.”
Florida coach Billy Napier, another former Saban assistant and newcomer to the SEC in his first year in Gainesville, ducked commenting about Saban and Fisher, but agreed the current situation with NIL compensation is difficult to manage.
“We’re living in a land of no laws,” Napier said, but added he has no qualms with football players taking home some of the millions in revenue they generate.
“It’s foolish to say the players don’t deserve a piece of the pie,” Napier said. “If there’s no players in the stadium there’s nobody sitting in the stands, and nobody sitting at home watching on TV.”
Saban reiterated Alabama players made plenty of money with NIL deals last year, hiring agents to guide them through the process.
He just wants those deals to be struck after a player enrolls at a school.
“This is not about Alabama,” Saban said. “This is not about what’s best for us. I just hope we can sort of put some guardrails on all of this.”
Judge dismisses case against Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) At the request of prosecutors, a suburban Denver judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy stemming from a dispute with his girlfriend that landed him in jail.
Arapahoe County District Court Judge Chantel Contiguglia closed the case after the county district attorney’s office filed a motion to dismiss the charges, said Eric Ross, a spokesman for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Contiguglia also vacated a court hearing to enter a plea that had been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, Ross said.
That allowed Jeudy to attend the Broncos’ OTA practice Tuesday afternoon.
“We’ve been right there by his side throughout this whole thing,” coach Nathaniel Hackett said. “Glad everything has been resolved and (it’s) just time to move forward.”
Jeudy, 23, was arrested May 12 at the couple’s suburban Denver home after his girlfriend reported he had locked some of her belongings and items for the baby in his car, preventing her from returning to Virginia.
He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor, and had to spend the night in jail until he could appear before a judge because of the enhancer.
In court the next day, the woman told Contiguglia she did not feel threatened during the dispute and that there was no physical contact. She asked for the charges against Jeudy to be dropped.
After that hearing, Jeudy’s lawyer, Harvey Steinberg, said Jeudy did not do anything that amounted to a crime and the domestic violence label should not have been applied to his case as there was no violence or attempted violence.
Authorities have said there were no allegations of any physical violence. However, under Colorado law, domestic violence can include any crime committed against an intimate partner or their property that is used to intimidate, coerce or seek revenge against them. The law also requires police to arrest anyone they suspect committed such a crime.
Jeudy, the 15th overall pick in the 2020 draft out of Alabama, has 90 catches for 1,323 yards and three touchdowns in his two seasons in Denver. He missed much of last season with a high ankle sprain.
Jeudy said earlier this spring he felt good about his chances for a bounce-back season this year under Hackett and newly acquired QB Russell Wilson.
NOTES: Wilson’s first pass was picked off by CB Patrick Surtain II. … Hackett said Jonathon Cooper had surgery on his left arm and is expected back for the start of training camp the last week of July.
Steelers WR Johnson joins OTAs amid murky contract status
PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson returned to work on Tuesday, joining his teammates for the second week of organized team activities.
Johnson, a Pro Bowler last season, did not participate during last week’s three OTA sessions. The sessions, as coach Mike Tomlin has noted repeatedly, are voluntary. The 25-year-old Johnson is ready to enter the final season of the rookie contract he signed after the Steelers selected him in the third round in 2019.
Pittsburgh as a rule does not negotiate contracts during the regular season, meaning the Steelers have a little more than three months to get an extension done with Johnson if they consider him an important part of the club’s future.
The Steelers did select two wide receivers during last month’s draft, taking George Pickens in the second round and Calvin Austin III in the fourth. Johnson declined interview requests on Tuesday, saying he would talk next week during the team’s mandatory minicamp.
Still, his presence meant he was given a chance to work with rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett for the first time since the Steelers selected him with the 20th overall pick.
“You can see off the bat how special a player (Johnson) is,” Pickett said. “I am excited to get more time to work with him and see what I can do to help his game out.”
Johnson caught a career-best 107 passes for 1,161 yards and eight touchdowns last season and is now the most-established wide receiver in the room after JuJu Smith-Schuster left for Kansas City in free agency.
Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid has hand surgeries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid had surgeries for a sprained right thumb and an injury to his left index finger.
The 76ers, who were knocked out of the playoffs by the Miami Heat, announced the surgeries on Tuesday.
Neither procedure, which were done on Monday, is expected to impact Embiid’s availability for training camp.
The 28-year-old Embiid led the NBA in scoring this past season, averaging a career-best 30.6 points in 68 games. The 7-footer from the Cameroon also averaged 11.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists in helping Philadelphia reach the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second straight year. Miami won the series in six games.
Embiid averaged 23.6 points and 10.7 rebounds in the postseason despite playing with the hand injuries. The thumb injury happened in the opening round against Toronto.
Cavaliers hire former Lakers coach Luke Walton as assistant
CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday hired former Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton as an assistant under J.B. Bickerstaff.
The 42-year-old Walton finished his 11-year NBA playing career with the Cavs in 2012 before getting into coaching. He spent nine years playing for the Lakers, winning NBA titles in 2009 and 2010.
Walton coached the Lakers from 2017-19 before going to Sacramento. He spent two-plus seasons with the Kings, but was fired following a 6-11 start last season. He also served as an assistant with Golden State, winning a title in 2015.
“It’s rare when you can strengthen your staff with someone of similar experiences and a passion for the game of basketball,” Bickerstaff said. “Luke is someone who identifies with our five core values as a coach, but also traits he was recognized for as a player, both in college and the NBA.
“I’m excited for our players to have another valuable resource to work with on the court, as we continue doing things the right way for sustainable success.”
Walton’s championship experience should benefit the improved Cavs, who were one of the league’s biggest surprises last season. Cleveland went 44-38 and made the play-in game a year after going just 22-50.
With All-Star guard Darius Garland, forward Evan Mobley and center Jarrett Allen, the Cavs have a solid young nucleus to build around. They’ve also made a long-term commitment to Bickerstaff, who signed an extension in December through the 2026-27 season.
“We are very excited to add someone of Luke’s caliber and championship DNA to our coaching staff,” said Koby Altman, the Cavs’ president of basketball operations. “His on-court experiences as a head coach, assistant coach and player in this league fit seamlessly into J.B.’s existing coaching staff.
“Luke is someone who truly embraces player development, a team-first mentality, and a history of creating winning basketball habits.”
Nadal tops Djokovic in quarterfinal thriller at French Open
PARIS (AP) Rafael Nadal insists he can’t know for sure whether any match at Roland Garros might be his very last at a place he loves, a place he is loved.
For now, if he keeps winning and keeps performing the way he did during his monumental quarterfinal victory over longtime rival Novak Djokovic that began in May and ended in June, Nadal will have more chances to play.
With a mix of brilliant shot-making and his trademark resilience, Nadal got past the top-seeded defending French Open champion Djokovic 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (4) to move a step closer to his 14th championship at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament and what would be a 22nd major trophy overall, adding to records that he already owns.
“One of those magic nights for me,” Nadal said.
For anyone lucky enough to be there, too – provided they were able to stay awake – or even anyone watching from afar. The match began a little past 9 p.m. Tuesday and concluded more than four hours later, after 1 a.m. Wednesday.
“TV decides,” Djokovic said about the late start. “That’s the world we are living in.”
The bracket said this was a quarterfinal, yes, but it felt like a final, from the quality of play to the quality of effort, from the anticipation that preceded it to the atmosphere that enveloped it.
The only missing ingredient: There was no trophy handed to the winner.
Nadal turns 36 on Friday, when he will face third-seeded Alexander Zverev in the semifinals. When the subject of Nadal’s future was brought up during his on-court interview, he smiled.
“See you, by the way, in two days,” Nadal said. “That’s the only thing that I can say.”
It’ll be difficult for any match the rest of the way to live up to this one.
Nary a game, a point, a stroke or, indeed, a step came with a hint of insouciance. Both men gave their all. Nothing came easily.
Nadal’s 3-0 lead in the second set did him no good; Djokovic ended up taking it and would say later, “I thought, `OK, I’m back in the game.'”
But Djokovic’s 3-0 lead in the fourth did him no good, even though he served for it at 5-3, even standing one point from forcing a fifth twice. Nadal saved those set points and broke there, then ran away with the closing tiebreaker, seizing a 6-1 edge and and never losing focus after his first three match points went awry.
“I lost to a better player today,” said Djokovic, who had won 22 sets in a row until the 49-minute opener against Nadal. “Had my chances. Didn’t use them. That’s it.”
This showdown was their 59th, more than any other two men have played each other in the Open era. Nadal narrowed Djokovic’s series lead to 30-29 while improving to 8-2 against his rival at Roland Garros.
Nadal is now 110-3 for his career at the place. Two of those losses came against Djokovic, including in last year’s semifinals. This time, Nadal made sure Djokovic remains behind him in the Slam count with 20. Nadal broke their three-way tie with Roger Federer at that number by capturing the Australian Open in January, when Djokovic was not able to play because he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Before Nadal advanced to his 15th semifinal in Paris, Zverev reached his second in a row by holding off 19-year-old rising star Carlos Alcaraz 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7).
“Not really getting easier from here,” Zverev said after putting an end to Alcaraz’s 14-match winning streak.
“I told him at the net, `You’re going to win this tournament a lot of times, not just once,'” said Zverev, the runner-up at the U.S. Open in 2020 and the gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. “I hope I can win it before he starts … beating us all.”
In women’s action Tuesday, 18-year-old American Coco Gauff and 28-year-old Martina Trevisan of Italy reached their first Grand Slam semifinals. The 18th-seeded Gauff beat 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2018 French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-2, while the 59th-ranked Trevisan eliminated U.S. Open finalist Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3.
The nightcap was saved for two players who know each other so well. The tendencies and tactics. The mannerisms and moods.
So it should come as no surprise they engaged in points so involved, so lengthy – 57 of at least nine strokes, with one that went 25 – that before some were concluded, folks in the stands would let out a gasp or an “Aaaah!” or “Awwww!”, drawing rebuking hisses of “Shhhhh!” in response.
Chair umpire Damien Dumusois might have set a record, were such records kept, for most times saying “S’il vous plait,” to plead with spectators to settle down and allow play to continue.
Nadal heard far more support in the form of yells of “Ra-fa!” or “Vamos!” or “Te quiero!” Only once Djokovic began to assert himself in the second set was his nickname “No-le!” heard with any frequency.
As time passed and the air became colder – below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 Celsius) – Nadal and Djokovic embodied the words in clay-colored capital letters in French and English along the facing of the lower level of the arena, attributed to Roland Garros, the World War I fighter pilot for whom the facility is named: “Victory belongs to the most tenacious.”
In the early going, and down the stretch, it was Nadal getting the better of the baseline back-and-forths, pushing and pulling Djokovic this way or that, up and back, until an opening for a clean winner presented itself. Djokovic reacted to his miscues by rolling his eyes, shaking his head or putting his palms out as if to say, “What’s going on?”
Nadal showed zero signs of being slowed or bothered one bit by the chronic pain in his left foot that flares up every so often and kept him off the tour for the last half of 2021 and arose again before the French Open.
Nor did Nadal betray a trace of fatigue from his five-set tussle against No. 9 seed Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round on Sunday that lasted 4 hours, 21 minutes, nearly twice as long as Djokovic’s matter-of-fact win that day.
“I’m not surprised at all,” Djokovic said. “It’s not the first time that he is able, a few days after he’s injured and barely walking, to come out 100% physically fit.”
Zverev stops Alcaraz, reaches 2nd Paris semifinal in a row
PARIS (AP) A lot of folks were predicting that 19-year-old rising star Carlos Alcaraz would leave this French Open as the champion. He might someday. Not yet. Instead, it’s Alexander Zverev who still has a shot at his first Grand Slam title.
Zverev put an end to Alcaraz’s 14-match winning streak by holding him off to win 6-4, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7) on Tuesday night, reaching the semifinals at Roland Garros for the second year in a row.
“I told him at the net, `You’re going to win this tournament a lot of times, not just once,'” said the third-seeded Zverev, the runner-up at the U.S. Open in 2020 and the gold medalist at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. “I hope I can win it before he starts … beating us all.”
Zverev will now go up against the winner of Tuesday night’s far-more-anticipated, far-more-intriguing quarterfinal between defending champion Novak Djokovic and 13-time champion Rafael Nadal. That one was such a big deal that it was made available for free throughout France via the streaming service that has exclusive access to this year’s night sessions at the clay-court major.
The 59th installment of Djokovic vs. Nadal was their first meeting anywhere since last year’s French Open, when Djokovic won a four-setter in the semifinals.
Theirs was the first showdown between two men with at least 20 Grand Slam titles (Nadal has 21; Djokovic 20), the first between two men with at least 1,000 match wins (Nadal has 1,055; Djokovic 1,005), the first between two men with at least 300 match wins at major tournaments (Djokovic has 327; Nadal 302).
And given that Djokovic turned 35 on May 22, and Nadal turns 36 on Friday, who knows how many more such occasions there will be?
In women’s action earlier Tuesday, 18-year-old Coco Gauff of the United States and 28-year-old Martina Trevisan of Italy each reached her first Grand Slam semifinal.
The 18th-seeded Gauff beat 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2018 French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-2, while the 59th-ranked Trevisan eliminated U.S. Open finalist Leylah Fernandez 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3.
Alcaraz entered the quarterfinals with a tour-leading four titles and 32-3 record this season, 20-1 on clay. That includes a victory over the 25-year-old Zverev in the final of the Madrid Open on May 8 – which followed Alcaraz’s wins against Nadal and Djokovic there, making the teen the first player ever to beat both of those greats at the same tournament on the surface.
At Roland Garros, sixth-seeded Alcaraz was trying to become the youngest semifinalist since Nadal at 19 in 2005.
Zverev, though, managed to fix a notable blemish on his resume: The German began the afternoon with a 0-11 record in Grand Slam matches against opponents in the top 10 of the ATP rankings.
“At the end of the day,” Zverev said, “I knew that I had to play my absolute best tennis today from the start on.”
He sure got that start he wanted, staking himself to a two-set lead by using every bit of his 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) frame to move into position for his free-swinging, ball-stinging groundstrokes.
Alcaraz, in contrast, was not at his highest level, accumulating 32 unforced errors over the first two sets alone, 17 more than Zverev in that span. Alcaraz finished with 56, Zverev with 34.
The spectators at Court Philippe Chatrier seemed to have their favorite from early on, regaling Alcaraz by singing his first name and responding with approval to his fist pumps and shouts of “Vamos!” – particularly as he made more of a match of things by cleaning up his strokes and using his usual array of drop shots to great effect.
After dropping the third set, Zverev served for the match at 5-4 in the fourth but got broken when Alcaraz ripped a backhand winner that left him screaming and pumping his fist – and riled up the crowd.
Then, in the ensuing tiebreaker, Alcaraz held a set point at 6-5.
“The match,” Zverev said, “was turning his way.”
Except Alcaraz plopped a backhand into the net, and soon Zverev had his first match point at 7-6, which he relinquished with his own netted backhand.
A soft drop volley earned a second chance to close it out, and this time Zverev did so with a backhand return winner.
Gauff, 18, Trevisan, 28, reach 1st Slam semifinal in Paris
PARIS (AP) Coco Gauff left Roland Garros 12 months ago crestfallen, knowing she let a big lead slip away in her major quarterfinal debut. She vowed to remember that and learn from it.
Consider that done.
Gauff, still only 18, returned to that stage Tuesday for a second time and was not about to let this one end similarly, beating 2017 U.S. Open champion and 2018 French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens 7-5, 6-2 in a matchup between Americans at Court Philippe Chatrier to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal.
“It was just a mental challenge today,” said Gauff, who began this trip to Paris by taking photos near the Eiffel Tower while holding her recently earned high school diploma. “Last year in the quarterfinals, it was a tough loss for me and I think that match made me stronger and better prepared for the tough moments today.”
Gauff has seemed to be preparing for this sort of moment for quite some time, even before she became the youngest qualifier in Wimbledon history at age 15 and beat Venus Williams en route to the fourth round there in 2019, even before she won the French Open junior title a year prior.
One measure of how she has continued to improve: Her forehand was long considered her weaker groundstroke, but against Stephens, that produced more winners than her backhand did.
“I believe in myself. Even last year, I was too focused on trying to fulfill other people’s expectations,” said Gauff, who hasn’t dropped a set through five matches. “I know no matter how good or bad my career is, I know I’m a good person, so I think that’s a good message for young people. … Just know: If you love yourself, who cares what anyone else thinks?”
Her quick rise is quite a contrast from the long road her next opponent, Martina Trevisan of Italy, traveled along the way to her own first Slam semifinal at age 28.
The 59th-ranked Trevisan is emotive as can be, and she screamed while thrusting both arms overhead and letting her racket fly after eliminating U.S. Open finalist Leylah Fernandez, who was seeded 17th, by a 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-3 score in a match between a pair of left-handers.
Fernandez was treated by a trainer for a problem with her right foot after the match’s fifth game and her movement was hampered throughout. About three hours following the match, reporters were told that Fernandez would not speak to the media “on advice of the tournament medical team due to” the injury.
Trevisan eventually finished things off nearly an hour after holding her first match point while serving for the victory at 5-4 in the second set. She double-faulted twice in the ensuing tiebreaker.
“I felt a lot of tension,” Trevisan said later, “and I was so nervous … my arms felt it.”
So after that lapse, Trevisan took a trip to the locker room.
“I was very tired and I had to go to the bathroom. I got just a quick moment alone in a room, away from the court, away from any people, in silence. It gave me a chance to regroup. I threw some water on my face,” she said. “I was playing to get to a semifinal, and I still had a set in front of me, so I had to start from scratch.”
The reset worked wonders.
Trevisan grabbed the initial seven points of the third set and took a 4-0 lead in what would become her 10th consecutive victory on the heels of earning her first WTA title at Rabat, Morocco, the week before the French Open.
In 2020, Trevisan beat Gauff in the second round at Roland Garros on the way to reaching the quarterfinals as a qualifier who was ranked 159th and making only her second main-draw Grand Slam appearance.
About two months beforehand, Trevisan wrote a blog post that discussed in detail her experience with anorexia as a teenager. At 16, Trevisan was a promising prospect whose mother taught tennis – and named her after Martina Navratilova – and whose brother played professionally (her father was a pro soccer player).
Beset by pressure, Trevisan quit her sport and took a 4 1/2-year break, before returning in 2014.
“I’m happy on the court. I’m doing what I love,” she said Tuesday. “So my past is the past, and it helps me to be in the present, to be what I am right now.”
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Walk-Off Homer Lifts Omaha Past Indy, 2-1
PAPILLION, Neb. – With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Nate Eaton lifted a walk-off solo home run over the left field wall to hand the Indianapolis Indians a 2-1, series-opening loss against the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday night.
In the seventh inning, Vinnie Pasquantino tied the game with a solo home run off Austin Brice (L, 1-2) for the Storm Chasers’ (25-23) third hit of the night. Half of Omaha’s four hits game via the long ball, with Eaton’s walk-off shot ending the contest.
The Indians (24-24) scored first for the seventh consecutive game when Travis Swaggerty drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning. He reached base safely in four of five plate appearances with two of Indy’s six hits on the night.
Omaha was held scoreless through the first six innings of the ballgame. Indy’s starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff held the Storm Chasers to one hit in 5.0 scoreless innings of work. Eickhoff and Cam Vieaux combined to retired 13 consecutive batters until Pasquantino’s game-tying dinger.
Zach Willeman (W, 1-0) did not allow a hit in two scoreless innings and fanned four during his Triple-A debut.
The Indians and Omaha will face off on Wednesday night at Werner Park with first pitch slated for 8:05 PM ET. RHP Osvaldo Bido (0-3, 4.72) will take the mound against RHP Kris Bubic (0-2, 6.59).
Fever Fall at Home to Mystics
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever fell to the Washington Mystics, 87-75, at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Tuesday night. The Mystics took the second game of the four-game regular-season series to improve to 7-3, while Indiana heads into the second game of a back-to-back at 3-8.
Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell led all Indiana scorers with 26 points, her third straight game with at least 20 points and the seventh of the season. This week’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week also reached 300 made 3-point field goals in her career on Tuesday night. Fever forward NaLyssa Smith started off with 11 points in the first half, but two quick fouls coming out of halftime limited her to finish with 13 points on the night. Victoria Vivians had her sixth straight game finishing in double figures, capping her night with 11 points.
For the Mystics, Ariel Atkins scored 21 of her season-high 28 points in the second half. Elena Delle Donne added 19 points and seven rebounds, extending her double-digit scoring streak to seven games. Natasha Cloud contributed 16 points and nine assists, and Elizabeth Williams logged a career-high 15 rebounds and a season-high six blocks off the bench.
Indiana started the game on a 13-2 run, but after being down 17-11, the Mystics went on a 10-2 run of their own to help cut the deficit to 23-22 after the first quarter.
To begin the second half, Washington connected on its first four shots to trail 50-49 at the 7:28 mark. The Mystics defense was tough to match in the third quarter holding Indiana to 5-of-20 shooting out of the half.
Atkins scored 11 points in the fourth quarter alone and Washington shot 61 percent from the floor in the final 10 minutes to seal the victory.
The Fever now shift to a stretch of three straight road games beginning at the Barclays Center against the New York Liberty on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET. The Fever pulled out a 92-86 road win in overtime in the teams’ first meeting back on May 13. The Fever set a new record for total rebounds in the win with 57 rebounds, led by NaLyssa Smith’s 17 boards and Queen Egbo’s 14.
For New York this season, the Liberty have dropped seven games in a row after winning a nailbiter in its season opener against the Connecticut Sun. Their most recent loss was a 92-61 defeat in Seattle. Han Xu led the Liberty with 13 points, followed by Natasha Howard with 10. Xu has scored at least 10 points in each of the four games she has played this season.
The Fever face the New York Liberty at Barclays Center at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday night.
Kelsey Mitchell Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced today. This marks the first time in Mitchell’s career that she earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors and also the first Fever player since Tamika Catchings won the award on July 5, 2015.
During the week of May 23-29, Mitchell averaged 23.5 points and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 53.3 percent from the floor and finishing 10-of-11 from the free throw line. On Tuesday against the Chicago Sky, Mitchell finished with 25 points, scoring 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting and going 4-of-4 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter alone.
In Friday’s 101-96 win against the Los Angeles Sparks, Mitchell passed Briann January for third all-time in franchise history for most made field goals, trailing only Catchings (2,385) and Katie Douglas (899) with the most ever made in a Fever jersey. Mitchell’s team-high 22 points was the 40th game of her career scoring at least 20 points.
Through 10 games this season, Mitchell is second in the WNBA in points per game (19.0), second in made field goals (67) and tied for third in most made 3-point field goals (22).
Purdue Trio Earn PING All-Midwest Accolades
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men’s golfers Cole Bradley, Herman Sekne and Joe Weiler have earned PING All-Midwest Region accolades announced over the weekend by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
The three honorees are tied with Illinois, Notre Dame and Michigan State for the most All-Region accolades in the Midwest Region.
Weiler, a Bloomington, Indiana native, earned all-region honors for the third time, joining Adam Schenk and Austin Eoff as the only players to earn at least three regional citations. Earlier this month, he became the fourth player in school history to be named first-team All-Big Ten twice and the first since 2007 (Pariya Junhasavasdikul, Lee Williamson and Lenny Hartlage).
Weiler finished his season with a 71.73 stroke average, the fifth-lowest mark in school history. He led the team with eight top-20 finishes and posted 16 rounds of even-par or better with eight rounds in the 60s. For his career, he finished fourth all-time in stroke average (73.05) and ninth in top-10 finishes (11).
Sekne, a sophomore from Oslo, Norway, has had one of the top-statistical seasons in Purdue history, ranking second (behind Williamson) in stroke average (71.17) and his nine rounds in the 60s were the fourth most in school history. He won back-to-back events at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate and Purdue Fall Invitational and was selected as the Big Ten Golfer of the Week four times – the second most honors in Big Ten history. Sekne had three tournaments this year of 205 or lower, the most in school history, and had five top-10 finishes in 10 events.
For his career, he ranks first in stroke average (72.25) by over half-a-stroke in front of Eoff (72.82). Sekne was a first-team All-Big Ten selection.
Bradley, a senior from West Lafayette, Indiana, earns his second straight regional honor after posting a 72.23 stroke average with 14 rounds of par or better and seven rounds in the 60s. Bradley finished his career with a 73.21 stroke average, good for fifth in school history and he won the 2021 NCAA Noblesville Regional, eventually placing 39th at the NCAA Championships and earning honorable mention All-America honors.
IRISH EARN THREE ALL-REGION HONORS
Three University of Notre Dame men’s golfers have earned NCAA Division I PING All-Region honors, as announced by the GCAA over the past weekend. Graduate student Davis Chatfield, senior Taichi Kho and junior Palmer Jackson were all named to the midwest team, with all three student-athletes repeating their honors for the second consecutive season. In addition, Chatfield joins Cole Isban (2005-07) as just the second Irish golfer to earn all-regional honors three consecutive seasons.
Chatfield capped his time with the Irish at the NCAA Regionals playing some of the best golf of his career at Notre Dame. He finished 15th at the NCAA Regional, the highest finish of his career in NCAA play, following up on a 10th place finish at the ACC Championship and a second-place finish in the Stitch Intercollegiate (the final regular season event of the year). Chatfield finished the season with a 71.27 stroke average in 12 events, which places him fourth on the Notre Dame single season list and shaved his career stroke average down this year from 71.79 to 71.63 which ranks second on the all-time list at Notre Dame.
Taichi Kho, who announced his intention to return for a fifth season of eligibility at a special graduation ceremony held for the team on Thursday, May 19th (the Irish were competing during the full University of Notre Dame commencement weekend) earned his second all-region award of his career after finishing with a 71.38 stroke average for the season. The Hong Kong, China, native posted three top-10 finishes in 2021-22, including back-to-back second place efforts at the Augusta Haskins Award Invitational and the Stitch Intercollegiate. He also carded nine rounds this season under 70 and trimmed his career stroke average to 72.13 (from 72.56) which ranks third all-time in the Irish record books.
Palmer Jackson was among the most consistent collegiate golfers in the nation this year, with six top-five finishes and nine top-10 finishes on his resume. He will compete in early July as a member of Team USA at the Palmer Cup and set the school record for stroke average in a season at 70.50. Jackson also moved his career stroke average down to 70.89, which is the best in the history of the program.
Baseball: Smitherman, Reed Earns ABCA All-Region Honors
Smitherman garnered second-team all-region honors while Reed received third-team all-region recognition. Reed also collected ABCA second-team all-region recognition and D3baseball.com third-team all-region honors in 2021.
“These honors are well deserved for two young men that work their tails off,” Coach Mathew Bair said.
Smitherman garnered first-team all-HCAC honors and was named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week during the season. He went 64-for-166 with 14 doubles, 13 homers, 51 RBI’s, 39 runs and a .386 batting average. The junior first baseman from Westfield also produced a .439 on-base percentage, a .705 slugging percentage and a 1.178 OPS. Smitherman tied for 32nd in the nation in home runs and tied for 35th in the nation with 0.32 home runs per game. Among HCAC leaders, Smitherman ranked second in hits, third in RBI’s, third in batting average, fourth in home runs, fourth in home runs per game, fifth in slugging percentage, fifth in OPS and T-8 in doubles.
Reed earned second-team all-HCAC recognition. The junior shortstop from Martinsville went 60-for-166 with 17 doubles, 39 runs, 32 RBI’s, four triples, four homers, 15 stolen bases and a .361 batting average. He also posted a .423 on-base percentage and a .584 slugging percentage. Reed tied for first in doubles. Among HCAC leaders, Reed also ranks seventh in hits, T-7 in stolen bases and T-8 in triples.
Quakers place on all-region teams
On Tuesday, the NCAA All-Region teams were announced among the various organizations involved with intercollegiate sports. This year, the Earlham College baseball team placed two players on the all-region listings.
Andrew Bradley was named to the first team American Baseball Coaches Association, and was named to the third team by d3baseball.com. Pitcher Aidan Talarek tossed his way on to the ABCA third team for NCAA Region Eight.
Bradley led the Quaker bats this season batting as the DH in most lineups. He posted a .369 batting average for the season and recorded 48 hits, 14 doubles, and a new Earlham single-season record of 16 home runs.
Bradley had a slugging percentage of .846 and brought in 49 RBI during the season. He was selected to the HCAC first team all-conference and earned national Hitter of the Week honors after posting five home runs in one evening.
Talarek threw 76.1 innings as part of the Quaker starting rotation, and made 11 starts in 14 appearances. He recorded the lowest ERA among the rotation at 3.89 and scored a team-high eight winning decisions. Talarek threw two complete games and recorded 65 strikeouts this season. His win total ranks third in program history in a season.
The Quakers concluded their 2022 season with a record of 26-13, and earned a trip to the NCAA Regional tournament after winning the HCAC Tournament and earning an automatic qualifying bid.
Simmers Earns D3baseball.com, ABCA All-Region Honors
Recent Wabash College graduate Austin Simmers earned 2022 All-Region 7 honors at second base from both D3baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association on Tuesday. Simmers earned a place on the ABCA/Rawlings All-Region 7 Second Team and was selected to the D3baseball.com All-Region 7 Third Team.
Simmers received his first all-region selections in 2022 after being selected to the All-North Coast Athletic Conference Baseball First Team for the second consecutive season. He tied for the conference lead and ranked 11th in the nation through the regular season in stolen bases with a total of 31. He eclipsed the 28-year-old Wabash single-season record of 30 previously held by Jerry Long.
Simmers led his Little Giants team and finished fourth among NCAC players with 49 runs scored during the regular season, marking the second-most runs scored in a single season in Wabash history. He also led Wabash with a total of 57 hits, the eighth-best among NCAC players. Simmers drew a team-best 28 walks during the 2022 season which also tied for third-best among conference players.
Simmers finished second on the Wabash team and 10th in the NCAC with a .453 on-base percentage. His .356 season batting average ranked third among Wabash players and 15th in the conference.
A four-year starter for the Wabash baseball team, Simmers swiped a total of 56 stolen bases to tie for third in the Little Giants’ career record list.
Players chosen to the D3baseball.com All-Region team are eligible for All-American selection. The 2022 D3baseball.com All-America teams will be announced on June 1 at 8 a.m. Only players selected to the ABCA All-Region First Team are eligible for All-America selection by that organization.
NEWS | Franklin Places Three on D3baseball.com All-Region Teams
FRANKLIN, Ind. – Three members of the Franklin College baseball team were named to one of three All-Region teams by D3baseball.com on Tuesday (May 31) morning.
Senior catcher Logan Demkovich, sophomore shortstop AJ Sanders and senior pitcher Nick McClanahan all earned their first All-Region honor from the national outlet. Demkovich advanced to the All-American ballot as a member of the Region 8 First Team, Sanders was named Second Team All-Region and McClanahan was christened a Third Team All-Region selection.
Demkovich became the third player in program history to earn First Team All-Region, joining former teammates Ryan Bixler and Frank Podkul. The Hammond, Ind.-native was a force in his final year in the blue and gold, batting .347 while setting single season records with 19 home runs and 63 RBI and earning First Team All-HCAC honors.
With his selection to the region’s first team, Demkovich heads to the national ballot with All-American teams set to be announced less than 24 hours after the all-region teams.
Sanders used a breakout debut campaign at FC to earn his spot on the Second Team. The Clayton, Ind.-native led the Grizzlies with a .375 average, clubbing six home runs and driving in 45 runs while adding 61 runs scored, 16 doubles and five triples. Sanders also set a new single season record for stolen bases with 27, breaking Dan Molden’s 34-year old record later in the regular season.
McClanahan became the third pitcher in program history to find their way onto one of the three all-region teams, following the footsteps of 2017 selection Jordan Clark and 2012 nominee Nathan Ellis. The Union, Ky.-native dominated hitters all year, going 6-0 over 12 starts with a 2.93 ERA in 70.2 innings of work. McClanahan punched out 87 batters, the third most in a season in school history, and led the HCAC in both ERA and strikeouts on his way to being named the HCAC Pitcher of the Year.
Mesenbrink, Kline, Tuttle Earn All-Region Honors
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology placed three players on the American Baseball Coaches Association / Rawlings NCAA Division III All-Region 8 Team, in results released Tuesday by the national organization.
Senior first baseman Josh Mesenbrink earned second-team all-region honors from the ABCA/Rawlings organization after also earning second-team honors from D3baseball.com earlier on Tuesday. Sophomore pitcher Ian Kline and senior third baseman Brett Tuttle earned third-team all-region honors.
Mesenbrink continues a postseason that included HCAC Player of the Year awards and first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District honors. He remains on the ballot for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team, which will be released on Wednesday June 8.
Mesenbrink set a Rose-Hulman single-season school record with 14 home runs this season and led the team in hits (59), runs scored (50), RBIs (51), batting average (.371), on-base percentage (.485) and slugging average (.767). He also added 13 doubles and 4 triples in a historic season for a Rose-Hulman team that finished as HCAC regular season and tournament runner-ups.
Mesenbink completed his Fightin’ Engineer career with a .351 batting average, 26 doubles, 8 triples and 16 home runs in 104 career games played. He was also named HCAC Player of the Week twice this season and claimed two D3baseball.com National Team of the Week awards in 2022.
Kline led the Rose-Hulman pitching staff with 7 wins and compiled a 3.02 ERA in 65.2 innings of work this season. He pitched 65.2 innings with 55 strikeouts and was named to both the HCAC Pitcher of the Week and to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week after a 3-hit, 9-inning shutout win over Bluffton. In 86.1 career innings, the sophomore has recorded 72 strikeouts, a 7-5 record and has 1 pitching save as a Fightin’ Engineer.
Tuttle batted .343 with 7 doubles, 5 triples, 6 home runs and a team-high 13 stolen bases in his senior season at third base. He tied Mesenbrink for team-high honors with 59 hits, scored 48 runs and had 38 RBIs this season. Tuttle was also named HCAC Player of the Week and to the D3baseball.com National Team of the Week once this season. He also claimed a spot on the all-HCAC Tournament team.
Mesenbrink, Kline and Tuttle bring the total of Rose-Hulman all-region selections in baseball to 35. The trio are the first all-region selections for Rose-Hulman since pitcher Luke Buehler earned second-team recognition in 2019.
Rose-Hulman finished the 2022 season with a 28-13 record under first-year head coach Adam Rosen. The Fightin’ Engineers tied for second in the HCAC regular season standings, then eliminated three teams in the HCAC Tournament before falling 1-run short to champion Earlham in the HCAC Tournament Final Round.
Thunder Finish Second in Nation; Three Named to All-Tournament Team
SALEM, Va. – The Trine University softball team finishes the 2022 season as national runner up in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship after a 3-0 loss to Christopher Newport University in the second game of the final series. The second-place finish is the best in the program’s history.
The Captains would bat in the top half of the inning after serving as the home team during game one of the series and immediately got the offense started. After the leadoff runner reached second on an error and third on a passed ball, the team brought her home with a sacrifice fly. The lone run of the first inning, it gave the team a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom half of the inning the Thunder were unable to find their offensive footing against Christopher Newport pitcher Jamie Martin. The 2022 NFCA National Freshman of the Year retired the first ten batters she faced.
In the top of the fourth the Captains added two to their lead on an RBI double that chased sophomore Lauren Clausen (Elk Grove, Ill. / Elk Grove) from the circle. Clausen received the start for Trine after finishing out yesterday’s game. In her three and two-thirds innings of work she allowed the three runs, only two of which were earned, on six hits and a walk.
Classmate Adrienne Rosey (Schoolcraft, Mich. / Schoolcraft) entered in relief and quickly recorded the final out of the inning. The 2022 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Pitcher of the Year went on to finish the contest holding the opposition scoreless through the final three innings. She allowed just three hits while striking out three.
Senior Taylor Murdock (Lapel, Ind. / Lapel) finally broke up the no-hitter in the bottom of the fourth inning, but moved no closer to home than first with the next two at-bats going down as outs to end the threat.
The next inning saw the Thunder really test the opposition’s defense. After a four-pitch walk to start the inning, sophomore Scarlett Elliott (Utica, Ohio / Utica) moved to second on a bunt single by freshman Emma Beyer (Rochester, Mich. / Stoney Creek). Both would advance on a sacrifice bunt by senior Mercede Daugherty (Watervliet, Mich. / Watervliet). A third consecutive bunt, this time from junior Anna Gill (Ashville, Ohio / Teays Valley), went down as a fielder’s choice loading the bases with just one out.
The inning ended two at-bats later with the score still 3-0 in favor of the Captains and two more quiet innings later the score would go final. The Captains, who were the top ranked team in the latest NFCA national poll and of the final eight teams to compete in Salem, win their first softball championship with the victory.
Three members of the Thunder would end the week on the NCAA Softball Championship All-Tournament team, which includes the best performances among the final eight teams that traveled to Salem. Rosey was the lone pitcher to earn the award for the team joined by Gill and junior Amanda Prather (Indianapolis, Ind. / Roncalli) in the field.
Rosey finished the week with four appearances for the Thunder and posted a 1.33 ERA and 20 strikeouts. She earned credit for two of the team’s three wins and allowed just 18 hits.
Prather was an absolute menace in the batters’ box finishing the week with a .333 batting average, a .375 on-base percentage and a .733 slugging percentage. She led the team with eight RBIs, five hits and two home runs, one of which was a grand slam. She posted a perfect fielding percentage and recorded 14 putouts while also applying the tags on both plays when the team caught runners stealing.
Gill had a quiet but solid week in the box finishing with an RBI on three hits and a .250 batting average. She was spectacular defensively also finishing with a perfect fielding percentage and making several exceptional plays in her spot in left field.
The team finishes the season 35-13, the 12th time the program has surpassed the 30-win mark since joining the NCAA. In addition to their first appearance in the final series and first national runner-up finish, the season marks their fourth super-regional championship, fifth regional championship and 11th MIAA Championship.
MACDONALD EARNS NCCAA ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
GREENVILLE, SC – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) announced its 2022 Awards following the completion of the national championship on May 24 in Kansas City and Eli MacDonald earned a spot as a Third Team All-American.
MacDonald slashed .375/.474/.570 in 128 at bats across 40 games for the Pilots. He recorded four home runs and 13 doubles as part of his 48 hits on the season, driving in 35 runs and scoring 25. He struck out just 15 times on the season and earned 23 bases on balls.
MacDonald is just the second Pilot since 2010 to be named to an NCCAA All-American team, joining Kawambee Moss in 2019.
ELLIE JACKMAN NAMED TO NFCA ALL-REGION VI SECOND TEAM
NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Senior third baseman Ellie Jackman has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region VI Second Team.
Jackman, a Brazil, Ind. native, was tied for the River States Conference lead in doubles with 23, was tied for fourth in hits with 64 and was No.8 in RBI wtih 38. She lead the team with a .381 batting average. She was recognized as a River States Conference First Team selection as well.
147 student-athletes from 62 schools who comprise the 2022 NFCA NAIA All-Region teams.
The awards honor student-athletes from the Association’s six regions with selection to one of two teams. NFCA member head coaches nominate and then vote for the winners in their respective region.
If they were not already voted to an All-Region squad, conference Players and Pitchers of the Year from member institutions are added to the second team in their region, so long as they are nominated by their member head coach and receive votes.
All honorees move forward to be considered for selection for the two NFCA NAIA All-America squads, which will be announced on June 7.
Edwards named to NFCA All-Region Team
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman pitcher and designated player Maddy Edwards was selected to the NFCA All-Region Second Team, becoming the first player from IU South Bend to earn the award, announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Friday.
Edwards was one of just eight athletes among the CCAC – and the only representative outside of conference foe Saint Xavier – to earn All-Region honors. The Brownsburg, Ind. native finished with a .343 average and 19 RBI on the season, while ranking 17th in the CCAC with a 4.18 ERA.
The team leader in wins, Edwards finished with a 7-8 record with just over 90 innings of work in 21 appearances. Her 60 strikeouts and .299 opponent’s batting average led the team in the circle, while she was second on the team at the plate in slugging percentage (.444) and third in RBI.
As a team, the Titans finished 21-23 on the year, their second-highest win total since the program’s debut in 2017.
Galicia signs with IUSB Women’s Basketball
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Coming off an NAIA Tournament appearance last March, IU South Bend women’s basketball and head coach Steve Bruce have added the second addition to next year’s squad in Francisca Galicia.
Galicia comes to IUSB following a two-year career at Washington HS, where she helped lead the Panthers to the first of two straight appearances at the IHSAA state finals during her senior season of 2020-21.
“Francisca was out of basketball last year, and is excited to be back playing again,” said Bruce. “She started her career as a junior under [Washington HS head coach] Steve Reynolds, and made great strides during her senior year. We are looking forward to seeing Fran grow as a player, and excited to have her join our Titan family.”
Galicia becomes the second newcomer to the IUSB lineup, following Tia Chambers’ signing earlier this month.
“I chose IUSB because of the family atmosphere,” said Galicia. “I felt welcomed by the coaches, and I’m so excited to continue my academic and athletic career as a Titan!”
IU South Bend comes off a 25-8 record last season, and back-to-back 25-win campaigns. The Titans qualified for their first NAIA Tournament berth since 2005, and returns four of five regular starters from last year.
Michko garners All-America recognition
RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Purdue Northwest’s Selena Michko (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central) has been named an All-American by the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), as the organization announced its 2022 national softball awards on Wednesday.
Michko, who was voted to the honorable mention team at designated player, is the first PNW softball player to be recognized as an All-American by the D2CCA organization.
It marks the 19th All-American award in school history.
Former PNW standout Kyleigh Payne earned the Pride softball program’s first All-American award when she was named to the NFCA All-America Third Team in 2018.
Michko’s list of postseason accolades include All-GLIAC First Team, D2CCA All-Midwest Region First Team and NFCA All-Midwest Region First Team. She started all 44 games for a PNW squad that set a new program record for wins (27) in the Division II era. The Dyer, Indiana native led the GLIAC and set a new team single-season record with 14 home runs. She ranked 13th nationally in home runs per game at the end of the regular season and 21st in total home runs, and was the only GLIAC hitter to post three multi-home run games.
Additionally, Michko ranked among the GLIAC leaders in several hitting categories including slugging percentage (.734/1st), extra-base hits (22/2nd), batting average (.374/5th), RBIs (37/7th) and hits (52/8th). She also set a new team record for most RBIs in a game (6) and tied the single-game record for most hits (4) by a Pride hitter.
The D2CCA All-America and All-Region softball teams, which are selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members from schools playing Division II softball, were first established in 2007. This year represents the seventh year in which the Division II Conference Commissioners Association solely sponsored the program.
Shippenburg’s Hannah Marsteller and Minnesota State’s Mackenzie Ward earned the Ron Lenz Player and Pitcher of the Year awards, respectively. A total of 42 student-athletes landed on either the first, second or third team All-America squad.
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.
VanScoter and Koteles pick up honors from NFCA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Goshen softball stars Shea VanScoter and Ri Koteles recently earned spots on the NAIA Region VI First Team from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Friday.
Goshen was one of 32 NAIA schools to have multiple student-athletes honored with all-region recognition by the NFCA. The awards honor student-athletes from the Association’s six regions with selection to one of two teams. NFCA member head coaches nominate and then vote for the winners in their respective region.
Shea VanScoter (First-year, Richmond, Mich.) had a terrific start to her career at Goshen. She had a .404 batting average with 67 hits, 22 doubles, and six home runs. She crushed the school record for doubles in a season – beating the previous mark of 15 set by Emily Cummings in 2019. Her 22 doubles also led the Crossroads League – only one other player had 17 or more (Cassandra Hayes, Grace). VanScoter was sixth in the league in hits and slugging percentage and seventh in batting average and total bases. She also contributed as a pitcher with a 4-6 record and a save in 63.2 innings pitched.
Ri Koteles (Senior, Wixom, Mich.) had a .424 batting average this season with 13 home runs and 39 RBIs. She scored 36 runs and walked 29 times. This year, she set the season records for home runs and walks and has numerous career records at Goshen. She had two multi-home run games this year and a stretch of four consecutive games with a home run. Koteles got on base after 54.2% of her at-bats – the highest percentage in the Crossroads League. She also led the league in walks, was second in times hit by a pitch and slugging percentage, and was fourth in batting average and home runs.
The Leafs finished 24-28 – tying a program record for overall wins in a season and setting a new record for conference wins in a season with 14. All 147 honorees move forward to be considered for selection for the two NFCA NAIA All-America squads, which will be announced on June 7.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1920 Babe Ruth, an accomplished hurler, acquired from Red Sox in the offseason for his hitting prowess, bats cleanup in the Yankees’ lineup and wins, giving up four runs when he tosses four innings as the starter in the team’s 14-7 victory over the Senators at the Polo Grounds. During his 15 seasons with New York, the ‘Sultan of Swat’ will take the mound just five times for the club, including a complete-game victory in 1933.
1923 The Giants pound the Phillies at the Baker Bowl, 22-8. The Philadelphia contest marks the first time a team has scored in every inning of a game this century.
1925 Lou Gehrig, making the only appearance as a pinch-hitter in his 17-year career, begins his streak of playing in 2,130 straight games when he comes off the Yankee bench to hit for rookie infielder Pee-Wee Wanninger. Ironically, Wanninger is the player who ended a consecutive-game streak of 1,307 consecutive games when he started the May 5th contest in place of Everett Scott, the team’s regular shortstop.
1937 At Comiskey Park, 27-year-old White Sox right-hander Bill Dietrich no-hits the Browns, 8-0. ‘Bullfrog,’ who will pitch 16 seasons for three American League teams, compiling a 108-128 record, is the tenth Pale Hose hurler to accomplish the feat in franchise history.
1939 Four years after participating in the first major league night game as the visiting team in Cincinnati’s Crosley Field, the Phillies host their first evening tilt, bowing to Pittsburgh at Shibe Park, 5-2. The team’s loss to the Bucs is not the first MLB contest played at night in Philadelphia or at Shibe Park because the A’s, who share the ballpark with the NL team, lost to Cleveland playing under the lights two weeks ago in the first night game in American League history.
1939 Speaking to the Knights of Columbus in Cleveland, Yankee coach Johnny Schulte shares a team secret, telling the group of Lou Gehrig’s scheduled examination at the Mayo Clinic. At first, the ailing first baseman denies the statement as a rumor but, in a few days, confirms the impending visit to Rochester, Minnesota.
1939 Only 487 people attend the Browns’ 10-7 loss to the A’s at Sportsman’s Park. The last-place club will finish the season with the lowest attendance in the American League, attracting only 109,159 patrons, while their tenants, the Senior Circuit Cardinals, draw nearly four times as many fans.
1941 In front of the largest crowd in the American League this season, Johnny Sturm hits his first major league homer, an eighth-inning two-run blast into the right-field stands at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The round-tripper, which breaks a 1-1 deadlock, begins a streak in which one or more Yankees will hit a home run in 24 consecutive games, a record that lasts for 53 years.
1941 New York right fielder Mel Ott’s 400th home run and his 1500th career run help beat Cincinnati at the Polo Grounds, 3-2. ‘Master Melvin’ will finish his 22-year career, all with the Giants, with 511 home runs, the third-most in major league history, when he retires.
1954 The Indians obtain Vic Wertz from the Orioles for Bob Chakales, a right-handed hurler who had compiled a 6-8 record during his four years with Cleveland. Tribe skipper Al Lopez plans to move the 29-year-old outfielder to first base to fill in for an ailing Al Rosen.
1955 Duke Snider blasts three home runs off different Braves’ hurlers, accounting for six runs in the Dodgers’ 11-8 win over Milwaukee. Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, and Roy Campanella also go deep in the Ebbets Field’s contest, helping Brooklyn set a franchise record with six home runs.
1961 After playing just six games with the Braves, the team trades Billy Martin to the Twins for Billy Consolo. The fiery infielder will finish his 11-year career in the Twin Cities, spending the next eight years with the organization in various capacities, including managing the club to a first-place finish in 1969.
1962 In the nightcap of a twin bill at Shibe Park, Don Drysdale beats the Phillies for the 13th consecutive time, continuing a streak that started four seasons ago. However, after today’s victory, the Dodger right-hander will drop his next seven decisions against Philadelphia.
1964 The exhibition game with their Williamsport farm club is rained out, much to the delight of the Mets. The team finished a ten-hour marathon at 11:25 p.m, dropping a twin bill to the Giants yesterday, 5-3 and 8-6, including a 23-inning nightcap.
1966 Ron Santo, who will establish a modern-day Cubs mark by hitting in 28 consecutive games, goes hitless the day after the streak begins, but his run at the record stays intact. The Cubs’ infielder receives four walks and is hit by a pitch in his five plate appearances, keeping his one-game streak alive in the team’s 4-3 loss to Philadelphia at Connie Mack Stadium.
1975 California right-hander Nolan Ryan’s 100th career victory is memorable when he no-hits the Orioles at Anaheim Stadium, 1-0. The Angels’ fireballer ties Sandy Koufax’s big-league mark, notching his fourth career no-hitter.
1976 The Twins send Bert Blyleven along with Danny Thompson to the Rangers for Mike Cubbage, Jim Gideon, Bill Singer, Roy Smalley, and $250,000. Serenaded by the fans with a “Bye, Bye, Blyleven” chant in his last start yesterday, the unpopular right-hander will return to Minnesota in 1985, becoming a beloved figure in his second stint in the Twin Cities as a player and broadcaster.
1977 Dennis Eckersley’s no-hit string of 22.1 innings ends when Ruppert Jones homers in the sixth frame, accounting for the Mariners’ only run in a 7-1 loss to the Indians 7-1 at the Kingdome. The 22-year-old right-hander’s hitless streak falls just two outs short of the major league mark established in 1904 by Cy Young while playing for Boston Americans.
1987 Thanks to Indian hurler Phil Niekro’s 9-6 win over the Tigers, the Niekro brothers pass the Perrys (Gaylord and Jim) with 530 combined victories. Phil and Joe will end their careers with 539 wins, making them the most successful sibling combination in major league history.
1992 The Astros use their top pick, the No. 1 overall selection, to draft Cal State Fullerton infielder Phil Nevin over Derek Jeter, a shortstop from Kalamazoo Central High who will be drafted sixth overall by the Yankees. Houston, aware of the huge bonuses given to the previous top draft picks, possibly did not select the future Hall of Famer because the team believed the high school standout was seeking a compensation of at least $1 million to forego playing baseball at the University of Michigan.
1995 The Diamondbacks named Joe Garagiola Jr. as the team’s first general manager. The son of the former major league catcher and TV personality will stay in the post until 2005 when he leaves Arizona to become MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations.
1997 Billy the Marlin’s head, missing since Navy SEAL Lou Langlais, dressed as the mascot, lost the costume’s five-pound head to a gust of wind when parachuting during the team’s Opening Day ceremonies two months ago, resurfaces at Pro Player Stadium. Victor Rowe and Mike Zinniger, rewarded by the team with season tickets for returning the noggin, spotted the five-pound appendage, unscathed, aside from a scratch on the neck, on a retaining wall yesterday while traveling on the Florida Turnpike a few miles from the stadium.
1997 When Wilton Guerrero scurries to pick up pieces of his shattered bat after grounding out to start the game, home plate ump Steve Ripley becomes suspicious and discovers that the rookie used an altered bat. Crew chief Bruce Froemming immediately ejects the Dodgers’ second baseman from the contest, and the 21-year-old infielder will also receive an eight-day suspension and a $1,000 fine for his use of a corked bat.
2000 As owners struggle over realignment, the players’ association suggests a more straightforward plan which only moves the Astros from the NL Central to the AL West, thus creating two 15-team leagues. The owners’ ideas would have the newest franchises, Devil Rays and the Diamondbacks, switching circuits, eliminating the NL wild-card, and the AL Central consisting of six teams with only four to go along with six divisions.
2001 Tomo Ohka, throwing just 77 pitches, 59 of which are strikes, becomes the first Pawtucket Red Sox pitcher to throw a perfect game and the third in the 118-year history of the International League when he beats the Charlotte Knights, 2-0. In 2003, at the same Rhode Island ballpark, Bronson Arroyo will duplicate the feat when he retires all 27 batters he faces in a 7-0 victory over the Buffalo Bisons at McCoy Stadium.
2001 Hurling less than five innings as the starting pitcher, CC Sabathia is awarded the win in the Tribe’s 7-4 triumph over New York. Since the Indians did not record an out in the sixth, the rookie right-hander is credited with the victory because rules allow a starter to be eligible for a win in a rain-shortened game even if he only pitches four innings.
2003 After being taunted by Twinkie-waving fans in the left-field bleachers, the not-so-svelte Lance Berkman, during a pitching change in the seventh inning, gestures to his Wrigley Field tormentors to throw him one of the sponge cake snacks, which he promptly chows down, much to the delight of the crowd. The Astro outfielder goes deep in the next inning, hitting a sugar-fueled two-run home run in the team’s 9-3 win over the Cubs.
2003 In the Blue Jays’ 11-8 victory over Boston at the SkyDome, Roy Halladay gives up seven doubles, five of them in the third inning. Red Sox players hitting two-baggers in the third frame include Bill Mueller, Todd Walker, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz, and Trot Nixon.
2005 After the team finishes the first two months of the season with a 19-32 won-loss record, the Houston Chronicle prints an obituary for the last-place Astros. After winning the National League pennant as the wild card team, the club, which is 14 games out, will make it to the World Series.
2007 After being ejected from the game against the Chattanooga Lookouts, Mississippi Braves manager Phillip Wellman kicks dirt on home plate and then proceeds to draw the umpire’s strike zone in the soil before tossing third base into the outfield. Crawling to the mound, the minor-league skipper continues his tirade, throwing the rosin bag like a hand grenade at the ump, and then takes second base with him when he exits AT&T Field.
2008 Mike Lieberthal, signing a one-day contract for a mere four dollars, can retire happily as a member of the Phillies. The team’s popular former backstop, who spent the first 13 of his 14 major league seasons with Philadelphia, throws out the ceremonial first pitch, receiving a loud cheer from the large crowd at Citizens Bank Park.
2009 In a 5-2 victory over the Indians at Progressive Field, the Yankees set a major league record by playing 18 straight games without committing an error. The new mark, which surpasses a string put together by the 2006 Red Sox, will end tomorrow when Bronx Bomber backstop Jorge Posada throws the ball into center field trying to gun down a would-be base stealer.
2011 Francisco Cordero becomes the twenty-second reliever in major league history to record 300 saves when he tosses a perfect ninth inning to nail down the Reds’ 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Milwaukee. The 36-year-old closer notched 60 of his saves while playing two seasons with the Brewers before signing as a free agent with Cincinnati in 2008.
2011 Stunning the crowd, Teddy, it appears, has finally won a President’s Race at Nationals Park, bringing an end to his winless streak. Unfortunately, because TR sped into first place riding a Segway, he is quickly and emphatically disqualified by Screech, the team’s mascot.2012 Johan Santana, who did not pitch last year because of shoulder surgery performed at the end of the 2010 season, no-hits the Cardinals at Citi Field, 8-0, with the help of third base ump’s blown call on a fair ball and an outstanding defensive play by outfielder Mike Baxter. The 33-year-old two-time Cy Young Award winner’s 134-pitch effort ends the Mets’ streak of over fifty seasons, spanning 8,020 games, without a no-hitter.
2020 New York Supreme Court Justice Robert D. Kalish dismisses Lenny Dykstra’s defamation lawsuit against Ron Darling, ruling the revelation could not damage the player’s already tarnished reputation. The dispute follows the publication of 108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game, where the former Mets’ pitcher alleged the plaintiff shouted racist remarks toward Red Sox starter Oil Can Boyd before Game 3 the 1986 World Series.
2021 Bob Melvin, at the helm since 2011, surpasses Hall of Famer and current White Sox pilot Tony La Russa for most managerial victories in Oakland A’s history. The team’s 12-6 triumph over the Marlins at T-Mobile Park garners the two-time Manager of the Year (2007 Diamondbacks, 2012 A’s) his 799th win as the skipper of the west coast club.
|THE MATCH: RODGERS/BRADY VS. MAHOMES/ALLEN||7:00PM||TBS|
|KANSAS CITY AT CLEVELAND||1:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|WASHINGTON AT NY METS||1:10PM||MASN/2|
|SAN DIEGO AT ST. LOUIS||1:15PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|MIAMI AT COLORADO||3:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|HOUSTON AT OAKLAND||3:37PM||MLBN|
|ATLANTA AT ARIZONA||3:40PM||MLBN|
|SAN FRANCISCO AT PHILADELPHIA||6:05PM||MLBN|
|LA ANGELS AT NY YANKEES||7:05PM||FS1|
|SEATTLE AT BALTIMORE||7:05PM||MASN/2|
|CHI. WHITE SOX AT TORONTO||7:07PM||NBCS-CHI|
|CINCINNATI AT BOSTON||7:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|MINNESOTA AT DETROIT||7:10PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|MILWAUKEE AT CHI. CUBS||8:05PM||MARQ|
|TAMPA BAY AT TEXAS||8:05PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|PITTSBURGH AT LA DODGERS||10:10PM||ATTSN-PIT|
|NHL PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|EAST FINALS GAME 1: TAMPA BAY AT NY RANGERS||8:00PM||ESPN|
|UEFA CUP OF CHAMPIONS: ITALY VS ARGENTINA||2:45PM||FS1|
|WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: SCOTLAND VS UKRAINE||2:45PM||ESPN2|
|NWSL: WASHINGTON SPIRIT VS CHICAGO RED STARS||7:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|FRIENDLY: USA VS MOROCCO||7:30PM||ESPN2|
|BRASILEIRÃO: FORTALEZA VS CEARÁ||7:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|INDIANA AT NEW YORK||7:00PM||CBSSN|
|COLLEGE SOFTBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|COLLEGE WORLD SERIES||12:00PM||ESPN|
|DP WORLD TOUR: EUROPEAN OPEN||7:00AM||GOLF|
|PGA: THE MEMORIAL||2:00PM||GOLF|
|US WOMEN’S OPEN||3:00PM||USA|
|MINNESOTA AT DETROIT||1:10PM||MLBN|
|TAMPA BAY AT TEXAS||2:05PM||MLBN|
|CHI. WHITE SOX AT TORONTO||3:07PM||NBCS-CHI|
|SAN FRANCISCO AT MIAMI||6:40PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|WASHINGTON AT CINCINNATI||6:40PM||MASN/2|
|LA ANGELS AT NY YANKEES||7:05PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|SEATTLE AT BALTIMORE||7:05PM||MASN/2|
|SAN DIEGO AT MILWAUKEE||7:40PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|ST. LOUIS AT CHI. CUBS||8:05PM||MARQ|
|ATLANTA AT COLORADO||8:40PM||BALLY SPORTS|
|NY METS AT LA DODGERS||10:10PM||MLBN|
|NBA PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|NBA FINALS GAME 1: BOSTON AT GOLDEN STATE||9:00PM||ABC|
|NHL PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|WEST FINALS GAME 2: EDMONTON AT COLORADO||8:00PM||TNT|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: BULGARIA VS NORTH MACEDONIA||12:00PM||FUBOTV|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: CYPRUS VS KOSOVO||12:00PM||FUBOTV|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: ESTONIA VS SAN MARINO||12:00PM||FUBOTV|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: SPAIN VS PORTUGAL||2:45PM||FS1|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: ISRAEL VS ICELAND||2:45PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: SERBIA VS NORWAY||2:45PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: SLOVENIA VS SWEDEN||2:45PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: CZECH REPUBLIC VS SWITZERLAND||2:45PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: ANGUILLA VS DOMINICA||4:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: FRENCH GUIANA VS GUATEMALA||5:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: BELIZE VS DOMINICAN REPUBLIC||6:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: PANAMA VS COSTA RICA||7:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: BARBADOS VS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA||7:30PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE: GUADELOUPE VS CUBA||8:00PM||PARAMOUNT+|
|FRIENDLY: MEXICO VS URUGUAY||10:00PM||UNIMAS|
|NY YANKEES||34||15||.694||–||18 – 7||16 – 8||19 – 10||12 – 4||3 – 1||5 – 5||W 1|
|TORONTO||28||20||.583||5.5||15 – 8||13 – 12||9 – 10||2 – 3||14 – 5||8 – 2||W 6|
|TAMPA BAY||28||21||.571||6||17 – 11||11 – 10||10 – 6||4 – 5||10 – 9||5 – 5||L 2|
|BOSTON||23||27||.460||11.5||12 – 14||11 – 13||7 – 14||6 – 7||9 – 4||5 – 5||L 2|
|BALTIMORE||21||30||.412||14||12 – 12||9 – 18||11 – 16||4 – 6||3 – 5||5 – 5||L 1|
|MINNESOTA||30||21||.588||–||17 – 11||13 – 10||6 – 5||17 – 8||7 – 6||5 – 5||L 1|
|CHI WHITE SOX||23||24||.489||5||11 – 13||12 – 11||9 – 8||7 – 12||4 – 3||5 – 5||L 1|
|CLEVELAND||21||24||.467||6||10 – 8||11 – 16||3 – 4||11 – 8||4 – 6||5 – 5||W 2|
|DETROIT||19||30||.388||10||13 – 15||6 – 15||6 – 6||9 – 11||1 – 8||6 – 4||W 1|
|KANSAS CITY||16||32||.333||12.5||8 – 15||8 – 17||1 – 5||11 – 16||1 – 5||2 – 8||L 3|
|HOUSTON||32||18||.640||–||14 – 6||18 – 12||3 – 6||9 – 1||17 – 9||7 – 3||W 3|
|LA ANGELS||27||23||.540||5||15 – 13||12 – 10||5 – 9||6 – 2||12 – 11||3 – 7||L 6|
|TEXAS||24||24||.500||7||12 – 12||12 – 12||5 – 6||2 – 1||13 – 14||6 – 4||W 2|
|SEATTLE||21||28||.429||10.5||12 – 10||9 – 18||4 – 11||6 – 4||7 – 8||4 – 6||W 1|
|OAKLAND||20||32||.385||13||7 – 19||13 – 13||7 – 7||5 – 9||6 – 13||3 – 7||L 2|
|NY METS||34||17||.667||–||18 – 8||16 – 9||18 – 7||5 – 2||10 – 6||7 – 3||W 5|
|ATLANTA||23||27||.460||10.5||14 – 14||9 – 13||10 – 10||7 – 6||4 – 8||4 – 6||L 2|
|PHILADELPHIA||21||29||.420||12.5||11 – 15||10 – 14||6 – 14||1 – 2||10 – 9||3 – 7||L 5|
|MIAMI||19||27||.413||12.5||10 – 12||9 – 15||12 – 7||2 – 4||3 – 11||2 – 8||L 2|
|WASHINGTON||18||33||.353||16||9 – 18||9 – 15||5 – 13||2 – 5||9 – 11||5 – 5||L 2|
|MILWAUKEE||32||19||.627||–||14 – 6||18 – 13||9 – 6||19 – 10||2 – 2||6 – 4||L 1|
|ST. LOUIS||28||21||.571||3||15 – 11||13 – 10||4 – 6||11 – 6||8 – 5||7 – 3||W 2|
|PITTSBURGH||21||27||.438||9.5||11 – 14||10 – 13||3 – 1||9 – 19||8 – 6||5 – 5||W 2|
|CHI CUBS||20||29||.408||11||8 – 17||12 – 12||1 – 2||10 – 12||7 – 10||5 – 5||W 1|
|CINCINNATI||17||31||.354||13.5||9 – 12||8 – 19||2 – 2||9 – 11||2 – 14||6 – 4||W 1|
|LA DODGERS||33||16||.673||–||15 – 7||18 – 9||7 – 6||8 – 4||14 – 5||6 – 4||L 2|
|SAN DIEGO||30||19||.612||3||13 – 10||17 – 9||9 – 5||12 – 8||8 – 5||5 – 5||L 2|
|SAN FRANCISCO||27||21||.563||5.5||13 – 11||14 – 10||11 – 7||5 – 6||7 – 7||5 – 5||W 3|
|ARIZONA||25||26||.490||9||14 – 15||11 – 11||11 – 7||6 – 5||5 – 13||5 – 5||W 2|
|COLORADO||22||26||.458||10.5||15 – 11||7 – 15||7 – 11||6 – 4||4 – 8||4 – 6||W 1|
X – CLINCHED DIVISION, Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT