Atlanta 110 Milwaukee 88


Mississippi State 13 Vanderbilt 2 (Series tied 1 – 1)



Washington 4 Tampa Bay 3

NY Yankees 11 LA Angels 5

Toronto 3 Seattle 3

Boston 7 Kansas City 6

Detroit at Cleveland postponed

Chicago White Sox 7 Minnesota 6

Baltimore 13 Houston 3

Texas 5 Oakland 4

Philadelphia 4 Miami 3

NY Mets 4 Atlanta 3

San Diego 5 Cincinnati 4

Milwaukee 2 Chicago Cubs 1

St. Louis 3 Arizona 2

Colorado 8 Pittsburgh 0

LA Dodgers 3 San Francisco 1




Iowa 9 Indianapolis 3

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Fort Wayne 6 Great Lakes 5

South Bend at Lake County postponed


Atlanta 73 New York 69


Connecticut 90 Washington 71



July 28

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

July 29

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

July 30

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

July 31

Colts City, noon-4 p.m.

Practice: 1-2:30 p.m.

Aug. 1


Aug. 2

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 3

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:45 a.m.

Aug. 4

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:45 a.m.

Aug. 5


Aug. 6

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 7

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 8

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:45 a.m.

Aug. 9


Aug. 10

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:45 a.m.

Aug. 11

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:20 a.m.

Aug. 12

Colts City, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Practice with Carolina: 4-6 p.m.

Aug. 13

Colts City, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

Practice with Carolina: 4-6 p.m.

Aug. 14


Aug. 15

Preseason game: vs. Carolina, 1 p.m.

Aug. 16


Aug. 17

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 18

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 19

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 20


Aug. 21

Preseason game: at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Aug. 22


Aug. 23

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 24

Colts City, 8 a.m.-noon

Practice: 10-11:45 a.m.

Aug. 25


Aug. 26


Aug. 27

Preseason game: at Detroit, 7 p.m.


Here are the top players by position to watch for this college football this season in the Big 10:




*Michael Pennix Jr. Indiana

CJ Stroud Ohio State

Tanner Morgan Minnesota

Graham Mertz Wisconsin


Tyler Goodson Iowa

*Mohammed Ibrahim Minnesota

Jalen Berger Wisconsin

Noah Cain Penn State

Hassan Haskins Michigan

Chase Brown Illinois

Zander Horvath Purdue

*Kenneth Walker Michigan State

John Lovett Penn State


*Chris Olave Ohio State

*Garrett Wilson Ohio State

Ty Fryfogle Indiana

David Bell Purdue

Dontay Demus Jr. Maryland

Ronnie Bell Michigan

Bo Melton Rutgers

Jahan Dotson Penn State

Milton Wright Purdue


*Jake Ferguson Wisconsin

Peyton Hendershot Indiana

Sam LaPorta Iowa

Dan Barker Illinois


Jahan Dotson Penn State

Cam Porter Northwestern

Bo Melton Rutgers


*Tyler Linderbaum Iowa

John Michael Schmitz Minnesota

Doug Kramer Illinois

Gus Hartwig Purdue


*Thayer Munford Ohio State OT

*Peter Skoronski Northwestern OT

Nicholas Petit-Frere Ohio State

Rasheed Walker Penn State

Cody Ince Iowa

Blaise Andres Minnesota

Logan Bruss Wisconsin

Mike Miranda Penn State

Alex Palczewski Illinois

Andrew Stueber Michigan

Harry Miller Ohio State

Connor Olson Minnesota

Tyler Beach Wisconsin

Dan Faalele Wisconsin

*Kyler Schott Iowa G

Tyler Witt Purdue

JD Duplain Michigan State

Mike Miranda Penn State

*Josh Seltzner Wisconsin G

Spencer Holstege Purdue

Juice Scruggs Penn State



Owen Carney Illinois

Zach VanValkenberg Iowa

Jacub Panasiuk Michigan State

*Tyreke Smith Ohio State DE

Zach Harrison Ohio State

*Haskell Garrett Ohio State DT

George Karlaftis Purdue

*Ben Stille Nebraska DT

PJ Mustipher Penn State

Boye Mafe Minnesota

Mike Tverdov Rutgers

Keeanu Benton Wisconsin

Ifeanyi Maijeh Rutgers

Jacob Slade Michigan State

*Aiden Hutchinson Michigan DE

Drew Beasley Michigan State

Arnold Ebiketie Penn State


Chris Bergin Northwestern

Jake Hansen Illinois

*JoJo Domann Nebraska

*Micah McFadden Indiana

Olakunle Fatukasi Rutgers

*Jack Sanborn Wisconsin

Leo Chenal Wisconsin

Jack Campbell Iowa

Brandon Smith Penn State


Matt Hankins Iowa

Sevyn Banks Ohio State

*Taiwan Mullen Indiana

Cam Taylor – Britt Nebraska

Jaylin Williams, Indiana

Tariq Castro – Fields Penn State

Reese Taylor Indiana

*Riley Moss Iowa

AJ Hampton Northwestern

Cameron Mitchell Northwestern


Jack Koerner Iowa

Nick Cross Maryland

*Jaquan Brisker Penn State

*Brandon Joseph Northwestern

Devon Matthews Indiana

Daxton Hill Michigan

Brandon Hawkins Michigan

Justus Harris Minnesota

Avery Young Rutgers

Tarheeb Still Maryland

Faion Hicks Wisconsin

Tre Avery Rutgers



*Matt Trickett Minnesota

Connor Culp Nebraska

Charles Campbell, Indiana

Matt Coghlin Michigan State

Charlie Kuhbander Iowa


Adam Korsak Rutgers

*Tory Taylor Iowa

Blake Hayes Illinois

Brad Robbins Michigan


TJ Sheffield Purdue

*Aron Cruickshank Rutgers

Devin Chandler Wisconsin

Bo Melton Rutgers

Jayden Reed Michigan State


Jahan Dotson Penn State

Charles Jones Iowa

DJ Matthews Jr. Indiana

Garrett Wilson Ohio State

Reese Taylor Indiana


Friday, Aug. 20

Centerville at Lincoln ©, 7 pm

Knightstown at Hagerstown ©, 7 pm

Northeastern at Union County ©, 7 pm

South Adams at Winchester, 7 pm

Tri at Union City ©, 7 pm

Friday, Aug. 27

Centerville at Hagerstown ©, 7 pm

Knightstown at Winchester ©, 7 pm

Tri at Northeastern ©, 7 pm

Union City at Mississinawa Valley (Ohio), 7 pm

Union County at Lincoln ©, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 3

Lincoln at Tri ©, 7 pm

Hagerstown at Union City ©, 7 pm

Park Tudor at Centerville, 7 pm

Union County at Knightstown ©, 7 pm

Winchester at Northeastern ©, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 10

Centerville at Winchester ©, 7 pm

Hagerstown at Union County ©, 7 pm

Northeastern at Lincoln ©, 7 pm

Union City at Knightstown ©, 7 pm

Wes-Del at Tri, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 17

Lincoln at Hagerstown ©, 7 pm

Knightstown at Eastern Hancock, 7 pm

Tri at Centerville ©, 7 pm

Union City at Northeastern ©, 7 pm

Winchester at Union County ©, 7 pm

Friday, Sep. 24

Hagerstown at Shenandoah, 7 pm

Knightstown at Lincoln ©, 7 pm

Northeastern at Centerville ©, 7 pm

Union County at Union City ©, 7 pm

Winchester at Tri ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 1

Lincoln at Union City ©, 7 pm

Centerville at Union County ©, 7 pm

Hagerstown at Winchester ©, 7 pm

Shenandoah at Northeastern, 7 pm

Tri at Knightstown ©, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 8

Lincoln at Winchester ©, 7 pm

Northeastern at Knightstown ©, 7 pm

Tri at Hagerstown ©, 7 pm

Union City at Centerville ©, 7 pm

Union County at Wes-Del, 7 pm

Friday, Oct. 15

Hagerstown at Northeastern ©, 7 pm

Knightstown at Centerville ©, 7 pm

South Decatur at Lincoln, 7 pm

Union County at Tri ©, 7 pm

Winchester at Union City ©, 7 pm

©conference game


Hawks romp to 110-88 win without Young, Giannis goes down

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks proved they are more than a one-man team.

Now, it’s the Milwaukee Bucks who may have to show they can get by without the Greek Freak.

With Trae Young sidelined by an unusual injury, Lou Williams and a host of Hawks stepped up to fill the void, leading Atlanta to a 110-88 rout of the Bucks in Game 4 to even the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night.

“A total team effort,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan said.

In another stunning twist to a series no one saw coming, two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo hobbled off the court with an injured left knee, depriving the Bucks of their best player.

“We’ll see how he is tomorrow,” coach Mike Budenholzer said. “We’ll take everything as it comes. We’ll evaluate it. We’ve got a heck of a team, a heck of a roster.”

Williams started for Young and did a stellar job with 21 points, Bogdan Bogdanovic added 20 to break a series-long slump, and the Hawks pulled away in the third quarter to tie the series at two wins apiece.

Game 5 is Thursday night in Milwaukee.

It’s not known if Young or Antetokounmpo will be able to play.

Williams, long one of the NBA’s best players off the bench, will be ready to start again for the Hawks, if needed.

“I knew about an hour before this game that I was going to start, when they said Trae was out, so I just had to refocus my energy, put on a different hat and get ready for the game,” Williams said,

Young was declared out about 45 minutes before tipoff, having sustained a bone bruise when he twisted his right ankle stepping on an official’s foot along the sideline in Game 3. He watched from the bench in a black warmup suit, barely noticeable with a hood over his head and a mask across his face.

Turns out, he wasn’t needed.

“Everybody played with confidence. Everybody played at a high level,” Williams said “Going back to Milwaukee, we’re going to have to bottle it up and take it with us.”

Antetokounmpo endured a dismal first half, scoring just six points and chunking up a pair of airballs from the free-throw line. He bounced back with eight points in the first 4 1/2 minutes of the third quarter, including a step-back jumper that sliced Atlanta’s lead to 62-54.

The next time down the court, Williams worked a pick-and-roll with Clint Capela, who went up for a dunk that Antetokounmpo tried to contest. The Bucks star landed awkwardly and went down in a heap, grasping at his left knee while a hush fell over the arena.

The entire Milwaukee bench came out to check on Antetokounmpo, who had to be helped to the locker room with what was diagnosed as a hyperextended knee. He returned briefly to the bench, but never made it back to the court, heading to the locker room for good when the Hawks blew the game open.

Atlanta outscored the Bucks 25-8 the rest of the quarter to seize a commanding 87-62 lead.

Budenholzer is confident his team will play much better the next time out – with or without Antetokounmpo.

“We’ve got to be better on both ends,” the coach said. “Our group will gather. The character will come through.”

The Hawks led 51-38 at halftime, holding the Bucks’ to their lowest-scoring half of the postseason.

Milwaukee made only 14 of 41 shots from the field – including 5 of 23 beyond the arc – to go along with nine turnovers.

Mississippi St beats Vandy 13-2 to send CWS finals to Game 3

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Mississippi State’s first three wins in the College World Series were one-run games. The Bulldogs’ fourth was a blowout, and it was well-timed.

Houston Harding and Preston Johnson combined on a four-hitter and MSU capitalized on struggling Vanderbilt pitching in a 13-2 victory Tuesday night that forced a deciding third game in the College World Series finals.

The easy win allowed Bulldogs coach Chris Lemonis to hold back rested pitchers, including star reliever Landon Sims, for the winner-take-all Game 3 on Wednesday night.

“We’re ecstatic because, one, we’re still playing, and, two, we used two arms tonight,” Lemonis said. “We have an opportunity to use some different guys tomorrow now because of the score. It was nice after the game. I grabbed Landon, I said, `Man, it was sure nice not having to pitch you tonight’ because I feel like in every win for the last month he has been out there.”

The Commodores (49-17) will be going for their second straight national title and third since 2014 after their most lopsided loss in their 29 all-time CWS games.

“Just got to have a short memory,” Vandy’s CJ Rodriguez said. “I think we need to wash it out as fast as we can and get it done tomorrow.”

The Bulldogs (49-18) will be playing for their first championship.

“This game is done, and we’re going to remain cool, calm and collected and bring the same energy out tomorrow,” MSU’s Scotty Dubrule said. “Tomorrow is a new day and we’re going to have to face some tough arms.”

The start in this one was delayed two hours because of rain, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of another pro-MSU crowd that included Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in a pinstriped “State” baseball jersey and former NFL QB Jay Cutler and basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse representing Vandy.

Like Game 1, when Vanderbilt scored seven first-inning runs on its way to an 8-2 win, this one was over early as Mississippi State broke things open with a four-run third inning.

“Big bounce-back game from our guys, just a resilient group,” Lemonis said after MSU’s biggest winning margin in Omaha since beating Georgia Southern 15-1 in 1990. “We’ve had our back against the wall feels like all year long and they just keep responding.”

The Commodores issued a season-high 10 walks, including three in a row by 17-year-old starter Christian Little (3-2) that fueled Mississippi State’s big fourth inning.

The Bulldogs turned an error into a run in the first, and the decisive third inning started with shortstop Carter Young fielding Tanner Allen’s grounder but unable to get the ball out of his glove. It was scored a hit, but probably should have been an out – and was a sign of things to come.

Little’s three straight walks forced in a run and brought on reliever Patrick Reilly. Dubrule’s hard comebacker deflected off Reilly’s leg and scored two runs, and the Bulldogs got another on a bases-loaded wild pitch.

Mississippi State scored five times in the seventh to push its lead into double digits.

“We haven’t played a game like that, but whether it’s 13-1 or 2-1 – if you lose 2-1 it might have more of an effect than a 13-1 game,” Vandy coach Tim Corbin said, shorting his team a run in his comment. “It’s embarrassing.”

The Bulldogs finished with 14 hits, with light-hitting shortstop Lane Forsythe leading them with three hits out of the No. 9 spot after going 1 for 11 in his first five CWS games.

Johnson (4-0) allowed two hits and struck out seven in five innings of relief of Harding.

Parade of relievers keeps Reds in check, Padres win 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) Tommy Pham homered, San Diego relievers pitched four scoreless innings and the Padres outlasted the Reds 5-4 on Tuesday night for their 10th win in 11 games.

San Diego stranded a season-high 16 runners – leaving the bases loaded in the third, sixth and seventh innings – and utilized seven relievers after Craig Stammen lasted two innings.

But they got all the runs they needed in the first four and beat the Reds again after sweeping a four-game series at Petco Park two weeks ago.

Jake Cronenworth had a run-scoring triple in the first and came home on Manny Machado’s sacrifice fly to give the Padres an early lead. Pham drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the second and then hit a solo homer in the fourth.

The Reds chipped away with runs in the first and fourth innings. Jesse Winker’s 19th homer, a two-run drive to right-center in the fifth off Nabil Crismatt, got them within a run, but they went 1 for 16 with 10 strikeouts after that.

Emilio Pagan (4-0) struck out Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez and Kyle Farmer in order in the eighth, and Mark Melancon mowed down the bottom of the Reds’ order in the ninth for his major league-leading 25th save in 28 chances.

“Definitely a group effort,” Pham said. “Our bullpen held it down for us. They came in and did their thing.”

Tony Santillan (1-2) gave up two runs and six hits in three innings for the Reds, and a parade of seven relievers followed.

Tucker Stephenson and Shogo Akiyama drove in runs for Cincinnati.

“We gave it a shot,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Our bullpen did a great job giving us a chance to win. If a ball falls in here or there, it’s a different game.”

Woodruff excels, Brewers edge Cubs 2-1 for 7th straight win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Woodruff pitched another gem and the Milwaukee Brewers made the most of their two hits, hanging on to edge the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Tuesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.

A day after battering Chicago 14-4, the Brewers extended their NL Central lead to five games. The second-place Cubs lost their fifth in a row.

Chicago had not dropped a game when allowing two hits or fewer since a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Aug. 4, 2013.

Milwaukee managed to win with just an RBI double by Christian Yelich in the first inning and an RBI single by Jace Peterson in the fourth. Both runs were walked aboard by Zach Davies (5-5), making his first start against his former team.

Woodruff (7-3) allowed one run on four hits in six innings, striking out eight and nudging his ERA down from 1.89 to 1.87. In four starts against Chicago this season, he is 2-0 with a 0.72 ERA, allowing two earned runs in 25 innings.

“Obviously, facing them three times this year, tonight was the fourth, I had a pretty good idea what they wanted to do,” Woodruff said. “Tonight, I think they were just a little more patient, a little more passive early in the counts, and I wasn’t getting ahead for most of the night it felt like.”

Brent Suter and Jake Cousins pitched the seventh, Brad Boxberger worked the eighth and Josh Hader finished for his 20th save in 20 opportunities.

Hader allowed a one-out single to Joc Pederson and walked Willson Contreras, but then struck out Javier Baez got pinch-hitter Jose Lobaton on a bouncer to first.

Davies gave up two runs on two hits with three walks in four innings. Davies won 43 games in his five seasons with Milwaukee, including a 17-9 record in 2017, before being traded to San Diego following the 2019 season.

Davies said he felt no extra pressure in facing the Brewers for the first time.

“Just another game, really,” Davies said. “Go out there and try and compete and try to win a ballgame.”

Chicago tied it in the fourth when Baez tripled and Patrick Wisdom delivered a one-out double. Jason Heyward walked, but Woodruff struck out Sergio Alcantara and got Eric Sogard on a pop out.

“You’ve just got to take a breath, kind of be in the moment, try to make a pitch and just limit the damage,” Woodruff said. “I was able to do that.”

The Cubs loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but failed to capitalize. Cousins relieved with a runner on first and two outs and walked Contreras and hit Baez with a pitch, but then struck out Ian Happ.

Chicago, which stranded 12, also had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth when Sogard lined into an inning-ending double play.

“You’ve got to give credit to their guys making pitches, but if we want to win, we’ve got to come through with men on base,” Cubs manager David Ross said.

Buehler deals, surging Dodgers sweep Giants with 3-1 victory

LOS ANGELES (AP) Max Muncy homered on his bobblehead night, Walker Buehler pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers swept a two-game rivalry series between the NL’s top two teams with a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.

Chris Taylor had a two-run single in the first inning of the fifth consecutive victory for the defending World Series champions, who chased Giants ace Kevin Gausman after five innings and won despite getting just three hits all night.

Kenley Jansen allowed two baserunners to open the ninth, but finished strong for his 20th save as Los Angeles (49-31) pulled within 1 1/2 games of the major league-leading Giants (50-29).

Steven Duggar had an RBI double in the seventh for the Giants, who have lost three straight for the first time since the Dodgers swept them in San Francisco on May 21-23. That was also the last time the Giants lost a series, going 7-0-3 in their ensuing 10.

Muncy hit his 17th homer to straightaway center in the third, connecting on the night the Dodgers handed out a bobblehead doll commemorating his famous homer into McCovey Cove in June 2019. Muncy angered Madison Bumgarner during his run around the bases, and the duo’s verbal sparring ended with Muncy telling the former Giants ace to “Get it out of the ocean!”

Buehler (8-1) didn’t allow an earned run while striking out seven and reverting to his usual dominant self in his first start since he took his first loss since September 2019. Buehler’s franchise record-tying streak of 23 consecutive regular season starts without a defeat ended in the Chicago Cubs’ combined no-hitter last Thursday.

Buehler outpitched Gausman (8-2), who didn’t last six innings for only the third time all season while taking his second loss in four starts. Gausman gave up three hits and five walks, his ERA rising to 1.68 after his first back-to-back starts without a victory since mid-April.

The Dodgers loaded the bases without a hit against Gausman in the first inning before Taylor poked a single down the right field line.

Buehler has made it through six innings in all 16 of his starts, and only a two-out error by shortstop Gavin Lux prevented him from finishing seven innings for the seventh time this season – and the second time against the Giants, who have only allowed three starters to last seven innings against them all year.

He threw a career-high 113 pitches while remaining unbeaten in 10 career appearances against the Giants, his career ERA dropping to 2.17 against LA’s archrivals.

After Lux’s error on Wilmer Flores’ grounder prolonged the seventh, Duggar chased Buehler with a double to right.

Attorney: Woman says Dodgers’ Trevor Bauer assaulted her

LOS ANGELES (AP) Police are investigating an allegation of assault against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcherTrevor Bauer and an attorney for the accuser says the woman has obtained a protection order.

Major League Baseball also is looking into the allegation.

“The Dodgers were made aware of the allegations against Trevor Bauer late this afternoon and immediately contacted MLB, which will be handling this matter,” the team said in a statement during its game Tuesday night against San Francisco.

“The Dodgers take any allegations of this nature very seriously, but will have no further comment at this time,” the club said.

The protection order was obtained under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act and was the result of an “assault that took place at the hands of Mr. Bauer” where the woman “suffered severe physical and emotional pain,” attorney Marc Garelick said.

Pasadena police spokesman Lt. Bill Grisafe confirmed that the department is looking into accusations of an assault involving Bauer, but provided no additional details.

TMZ, which first reported the story, said Bauer lives in Pasadena.

Jon Fetterolf, Bauer’s co-agent, disputed the allegations that Bauer committed any nonconsensual violence. He said Bauer met the woman in April, and the two had “a brief and wholly consensual sexual relationship initiated” by the woman.

“Her basis for filing a protection order is nonexistent, fraudulent, and deliberately omits key facts, information, and her own relevant communications,” Fetterolf said. “Any allegations that the pair’s encounters were not 100% consensual are baseless, defamatory, and will be refuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Fetterolf said the woman asked Bauer repeatedly for “rough” sexual encounters, demanding to be “choked out” and slapped in the face.

Fetterolf claimed Bauer and the woman remained friendly in text messages after their encounters. The attorney said Bauer became concerned and confused after the woman told him she had sought medical care for a concussion days after their second and final encounter.

Bauer and the woman haven’t corresponded for over a month and haven’t seen each other in six weeks, Fetterolf said.

“Our goal is to keep Mr. Bauer from contacting our client in any way possible,” Garelick said.

The outspoken Bauer joined his hometown Dodgers earlier this year with a $102 million, three-year contract after winning his first Cy Young with the Cincinnati Reds last season. He is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA for his new team after beating the Giants on Monday night.

Yankees overcome Ohtani’s 2 HRs, slug past Angels 11-5

NEW YORK (AP) Shohei Ohtani was making Yankees manager Aaron Boone nervous – until the Angels’ two-way star batted in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

“It was nice to see him up there with nobody on base and down six,” Boone said. “I prefer it that way.”

After months of mysteriously punchless play, New York’s star-studded lineup surged at the right time to thwart a big night from baseball’s top slugger.

Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez powered a long-awaited onslaught, helping the Yankees overcome two more home runs by big league leader Ohtani to beat Los Angeles 11-5. Judge and Sanchez each homered as New York set a season high for runs hours after Yankees general manager Brian Cashman declared his fourth-place club “as bad as we can be” amid a four-game slide.

The Yankees hadn’t scored at least 10 runs since April 30, and this was just their second time in double digits. They remain 7 1/2 games back of the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox, but there’s at least some optimism following the kind of Bronx beating that has been so hard to come by this year.

“That’s those guys right there,” Boone said. “That’s the heaviness I’m talking about.”

Ohtani cleared the right field fence with a pair of scorching, low drives that pushed his major league-most total to 28 – two ahead of Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Ohtani also homered Monday in the Angels’ 5-3 win.

“There’s a little bit of fear when he walks up there,” Boone said.

Ohtani, on pace for 57 homers, also hit a ball to the warning track that was caught in the seventh. He grounded out to first for the last out of the game, and manager Joe Maddon complimented him for sprinting all out on the routine play despite the six-run deficit.

“He’s a joy for this,” Maddon said. “He’s what baseball needs both as a player and as an example.”

The two-way Japanese sensation has connected 11 times in 13 games, and he’s expected to be back in the lineup Wednesday night when he takes his first turn on the Yankee Stadium mound.

If Ohtani does pitch and bat second in the lineup as planned, he’ll become the second player – and first since Babe Ruth in 1933 – to toe the rubber and hit in the top half of the batting order for a game in the Bronx.

“He’s a generational talent, that’s for sure,” Judge said. “We’re excited to see him on the mound.”

He’ll face a Yankees lineup that’s suddenly come to life after entering Tuesday ranked 14th out of 15 American League teams with 310 runs.

Sanchez hit a solo shot in the first inning for his 14th of the season, and Judge’s two-run drive in the second was his team-leading 18th. Both homers came off Andrew Heaney (4-6), who was charged with seven runs in three-plus innings.

The Yankees sent nine to the plate during a five-run fourth inning that included Miguel Andujar’s homer, RBI doubles from Sanchez and Luke Voit, and a two-run single for Gleyber Torres.

“We’ve got some mentally strong, mentally tough guys in this room,” Judge said. “And that’s what it’s going to take for us to rebound and be where we want to be.”

Torres’ RBI was his first since June 6. The two-time All-Star was 9 for 66 (.136) with one extra-base hit since that previous RBI. He also singled, stole a base and scored on Andujar’s double in the sixth, a payoff after extensive work with New York’s hitting coaches to get the promising 24-year-old right.

“I think it’s big,” Boone said. “I think they’ve identified some things and are working behind the scenes to unlock him.”

Andujar had three hits and drove in two, his first RBIs since June 15.

Heaney allowed five runs in his previous outing, and his ERA has risen nearly a full run from 4.45 to 5.40 over his last two starts.

“His stuff looks good,” Maddon said. “He’s healthy, I think he’s really good and we have to get him back, because he’s a big part of our rotation.”

Jameson Taillon (3-4) was credited with a win despite allowing five runs in 5 1/3 innings, pushing his ERA to 5.43.

Jose Iglesias also homered for the Angels, a two-run drive in the second inning that put Los Angeles ahead 2-1. Iglesias had three hits.

New York had a chance to do further damage when Angels reliever Junior Guerra walked the bases loaded in the fifth, but the right-hander induced an inning-ending double play from Sanchez without allowing a run.

Germán Márquez comes within 3 outs of 8th no-hitter of 2021

DENVER (AP) German Marquez had a no-hitter was within reach, no surprise given his recent outings.

Marquez came within three outs of what would have been a record-tying eighth no-hitter this season before allowing a single Ka’ai Tom’s single leading off the ninth inning in the Colorado Rockies 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

“I’ve been thinking about it,” said Marquez, who has allowed one run and four hits over 23 innings in winning his last three starts. “Everything is there. My delivery is there. My confidence is there. It was close. Just one pitch. It was one pitch and he put a good swing on it.”

The 26-year-old Venezuelan right-hander faced one batter over the minimum.

Tom, a .145 hitter coming in. reached when he lined an 0-1 knuckle-curve into right field. Michael Perez then grounded into a double play and Adam Frazier grounded out

Before that, Jacob Stallings was hit in the left ribs by a knuckle-curve with a 1-2 count and one out in the second inning, and Phillip Evans checked his swing and walked on a 3-2 slider that went low and outside with one out in the fifth. Kevin Newman then grounded into an inning ending double play.

Adam Frazier led the game off with a liner that first baseman Joshua Fuentes caught with a dive. “We didn’t have a lot of solid contact,” said Pirates manager Derek Shelton, whose club was shut out for the second consecutive game. “The very first ball of the game, Frazier hit it hard down the line and Fuentes made a nice play on it. Other than that, we didn’t hit a lot of things on the barrel. He did a really nice job keeping us off the barrel. I think that the mix of his breaking ball . he commanded the breaking ball extremely well and then mixed in the fastball, especially late, and that’s what gave us problems. His tempo was really good all night.”

Ke’Bryan Hayes led off the seventh with a slow-rolling comebacker that shortstop Trevor Story scooped up on the run to get Hayes at first by a step. Story made a leaping catch on Stallings’ liner starting the eighth.

Marquez (7-6) struck out five and walked one, throwing 65 of 92 pitches for strikes in his fourth complete game and second shutout in 123 starts. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in eight of his last 10 starts and was coming off a June 23 outing at Seattle in which he retired his first 17 batters.

There have been seven no-hitters this season. The only season with eight was in 1884, the first year pitchers were allowed to throw overhand.

There has been only one no-hitter at Coors Field, the Rockies’ hitter-friendly home since 1995. Hideo Nomo of the Dodgers no-hit the Rockies on Sept. 17, 1996, a 9-0 Los Angeles victory.

The only Rockies pitcher to throw a no-hitter is Ubaldo Jimenez against the Braves in Atlanta on April 17, 2010.

Pittsburgh was shut out for the second straight night and fifth time this season. Colorado pitched just its third shutout.

Chase DeJong (0-3) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings.

Elias Diaz homered for the second time in two games, a solo shot in the three-run fifth.

Marquez, a 2018 Silver Slugger winner, doubled twice and drove in a run.

Colorado went ahead in the second when Garrett Hampson hit an RBI double and scored on a single by Joshua Fuentes.

Woodruff excels, Brewers edge Cubs 2-1 for 7th straight win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Woodruff pitched another gem and the Milwaukee Brewers made the most of their two hits, hanging on to edge the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Tuesday night for their season-high seventh straight win.

A day after battering Chicago 14-4, the Brewers extended their NL Central lead to five games. The second-place Cubs lost their fifth in a row.

Chicago had not dropped a game when allowing two hits or fewer since a 1-0 loss to the Dodgers on Aug. 4, 2013.

Milwaukee managed to win with just an RBI double by Christian Yelich in the first inning and an RBI single by Jace Peterson in the fourth. Both runs were walked aboard by Zach Davies (5-5), making his first start against his former team.

Woodruff (7-3) allowed one run on four hits in six innings, striking out eight and nudging his ERA down from 1.89 to 1.87. In four starts against Chicago this season, he is 2-0 with a 0.72 ERA, allowing two earned runs in 25 innings.

“Obviously, facing them three times this year, tonight was the fourth, I had a pretty good idea what they wanted to do,” Woodruff said. “Tonight, I think they were just a little more patient, a little more passive early in the counts, and I wasn’t getting ahead for most of the night it felt like.”

Brent Suter and Jake Cousins pitched the seventh, Brad Boxberger worked the eighth and Josh Hader finished for his 20th save in 20 opportunities.

Hader allowed a one-out single to Joc Pederson and walked Willson Contreras, but then struck out Javier Baez got pinch-hitter Jose Lobaton on a bouncer to first.

Davies gave up two runs on two hits with three walks in four innings. Davies won 43 games in his five seasons with Milwaukee, including a 17-9 record in 2017, before being traded to San Diego following the 2019 season.

Davies said he felt no extra pressure in facing the Brewers for the first time.

“Just another game, really,” Davies said. “Go out there and try and compete and try to win a ballgame.”

Chicago tied it in the fourth when Baez tripled and Patrick Wisdom delivered a one-out double. Jason Heyward walked, but Woodruff struck out Sergio Alcantara and got Eric Sogard on a pop out.

“You’ve just got to take a breath, kind of be in the moment, try to make a pitch and just limit the damage,” Woodruff said. “I was able to do that.”

The Cubs loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh, but failed to capitalize. Cousins relieved with a runner on first and two outs and walked Contreras and hit Baez with a pitch, but then struck out Ian Happ.

Chicago, which stranded 12, also had runners on first and second with one out in the eighth when Sogard lined into an inning-ending double play.

“You’ve got to give credit to their guys making pitches, but if we want to win, we’ve got to come through with men on base,” Cubs manager David Ross said.

Mariners’ Santiago suspended 10 games for foreign substance

NEW YORK (AP) Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago became the first player disciplined under Major League Baseball’s crackdown on grip-enhancing foreign substances, given a 10-game suspension Tuesday.

Michael Hill, the former Marlins general manager who is senior vice president for on-field operations, announced the penalty two days after Santiago was ejected from a game at the Chicago White Sox. Santiago also was fined an undisclosed amount.

He appealed the decision to MLB special adviser John McHale Jr., and the suspension will be delayed until the appeal is decided.

Seattle manager Scott Servais insisted before Tuesday’s game against Toronto that there was no foreign substance on Santiago’s glove and that it was rosin.

“It was rosin and rosin is behind the pitcher’s mound, so it’s not foreign. It’s not a foreign substance,” Servais said. “So I am surprised, to some degree. But I understand what Major League Baseball is trying to do, they’re trying to create a level playing field and understand why they decided to do this in the middle of the season.”

Santiago, a 33-year-old left-hander, is in his 10th major league season, his first with the Mariners.

His suspension is with pay. Santiago’s contract calls for a $700,000 salary while in the major leagues and $150,000 while in the minors.

Under a crackdown that started June 21, all pitchers are being checked by umpires during games for illicit grip aids and Santiago was examined as he exited in the fifth inning.

Crew chief Tom Hallion said then that Santiago was ejected for “having a foreign substance that was sticky on the inside palm of his glove.” The pitcher said what the umpires found was a combination of rosin and sweat.

Santiago started this season at Triple-A and made his big league season debut with the Mariners on June 1. He is 1-1 with a 2.65 ERA in nine games.

Seattle will not be allowed to fill Santiago’s spot on its 26-man roster roster during a suspension and will play a man short while a penalty is served.

Servais said in his history with Santiago – both in Seattle and with the Los Angeles Angels – he found the pitcher to be a proponent with fellow players not to use foreign substances and to use only rosin.

“When we are doing the right thing, we’re following the rule and then lo and behold something like this happens,” Servais said. “Again, it is going through the appeal process and we’ll wait and see where it goes from there.”

Baseball officials, concerned about offense that dropped to its lowest level in 50 years, first mentioned the crackdown on June 3, and Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the start date on June 15.

“It has become clear that the use of foreign substance has generally morphed from trying to get a better grip on the ball into something else – an unfair competitive advantage that is creating a lack of action and an uneven playing field,” he said.

The average spin rate of pitches has declined since June 3.

Skaggs’ family sues Angels, 2 employees for negligence

LOS ANGELES (AP) The family of former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs filed lawsuits Tuesday in Texas and California charging the team and two former employees with negligence in his drug-related death two years ago.

The lawsuits – filed by Skaggs’ parents in Texas and his wife in California – name the Angels organization as well as former Los Angeles communications directors Tim Mead and Eric Kay as defendants. Neither complaint specified how much money the family is seeking.

Skaggs, 27, was found dead in his suburban Dallas hotel room on July 1, 2019, before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers.

Kay was indicted by a federal grand jury in October on drug charges for allegedly providing Skaggs with the drugs that caused his overdose death.

Kay was charged with drug distribution and drug conspiracy in Skaggs’ overdose death, according to the indictment in Fort Worth, Texas. The charges carry a maximum of a life sentence and 20 years in prison, respectively. His trial is set to begin Aug. 16.

A coroner’s report said Skaggs had choked to death on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the drugs fentanyl and oxycodone in his system, which Kay was accused of providing.

Kay was the Angels’ director of communications, and he served as their public relations contact on many road trips. He was placed on leave shortly after Skaggs’ death, and he never returned to the team.

Mead was Kay’s boss, and the lawsuits allege that Mead knew about Kay’s issues with drug addiction, including that he was distributing drugs to players.

“In spite of this knowledge, the Angels continued to allow Kay to have unrestricted access to the players and even permitted him to accompany the team when it traveled for away games,” the suit says.

Mead’s attorney Eric D. Vandevelde denied the allegations.

“Before Tyler Skaggs’ tragic death, Tim Mead was not aware, informed, or had any knowledge whatsoever that Tyler may have used opioids, or that Eric Kay or any Angels employee had ever provided opioids to any player. Any statement to the contrary is reckless and false,” Vandevelde said in a statement.

Mead left the Angels in April 2019 to become President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Mead left the Hall in May 2021, saying in a statement that “these last 22 months have been challenging in maintaining my responsibilities.”

Team officials have said they had not been aware that Skaggs was an opioids user and didn’t know any employees were providing drugs to players.

“In 2019, Angels baseball hired a former federal prosecutor to conduct an independent investigation to comprehensively understand the circumstances that led to Tyler’s tragic death,” Angels spokesperson Marie Garvey said in a statement.

“The investigation confirmed that the organization did not know that Tyler was using opioids, nor was anyone in management aware or informed of any employee providing opioids to any player.

“The lawsuits are entirely without merit and the allegations are baseless and irresponsible. The Angels organization strongly disagrees with the claims made by the Skaggs family and we will vigorously defend these lawsuits in court.”

Skaggs’ parents, Debbie Hetman and Darrell Skaggs, filed their suit in Tarrant County District Court in Fort Worth, Texas. His wife, Carli Skaggs, filed her complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

“As you might expect, the decision to file these complaints has been a very difficult one for Tyler’s parents and his wife,” said the family’s attorney Rusty Hardin. “Nothing will ease the pain and heartache of losing their only child and, for Carli, her husband and soulmate. But they want to get to the bottom of the circumstances surrounding Tyler’s tragic, untimely and completely avoidable death, and to hold the individuals and entities – including the Angels – accountable for the actions that contributed to it.

“As the federal grand jury indictment made plainly and painfully clear, were it not for the fentanyl in the counterfeit pill provided by Angels employee Eric Kay, Tyler would be alive today. And if the Angels had done a better job of supervising Eric Kay, Tyler would be alive today.”

Tanya Snyder named co-CEO of Washington Football Team

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Dan Snyder’s wife Tanya was named co-CEO of the Washington Football Team on Tuesday, giving her bigger influence in the club that is currently in the midst of an independent investigation into workplace conduct the NFL is overseeing.

Tanya Snyder had been in charge of the organization’s philanthropic efforts since the Snyders took ownership of the team in 1999.

“Tanya is one of the most important figures in this organization, and that has only become more true over the last 18 months as her involvement has deepened,” Dan Snyder said.

“Behind the scenes, she has had a profound impact on the direction of the Washington Football Team. She was instrumental in our decision to evolve the brand and modernize our fan experience.”

The team hired lawyer Beth Wilkinson last summer to look into allegations of sexual harassment and other improper conduct within the organization. The league took over that investigation, which has not yet been completed.

Promoting Tanya Snyder is the latest move to improve the culture with Washington after Ron Rivera took over as coach and Jason Wright was named team president.

“We are at a pivotal point in the history of this team as we work to become the gold standard of NFL franchises,” she said. “The co-CEO titles reflect our approach to that effort. It is a natural progression, but it’s important to formally recognize the diversity of opinion and perspective that informs everything we do.”

Beyond Tanya’s charitable efforts, Dan said “her role has outgrown such informal titles like his closest confidant.

“The perspective she brings to this organization is invaluable,” he said. “I am incredibly proud to recognize it with a fitting title: CEO.”

Oilers’ McDavid doubles up as Hart, Lindsay award winner

(AP) — Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid ran away in the voting to win his second Hart Trophy as NHL MVP on Tuesday, much like he blew away the competition while leading the league in points.

McDavid became just the second unanimous Hart selection – joining Wayne Gretzky in 1982 – in receiving all 100 first-place votes from members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

The NHL presented its awards remotely for a second consecutive season because of the coronavirus pandemic. In previous years, the awards ceremony was held in Las Vegas with an audience and players present.

McDavid doubled up on honors by also winning his third Ted Lindsay Award as the league’s most outstanding player, which is voted on by NHL players.

The 24-year-old McDavid, who also won MVP honors in 2017, had already won his third Art Ross Trophy in six seasons for leading the NHL with 105 points (33 goals, 72 assists) in 56 games. The next closest player to McDavid in the points standings was teammate Leon Draisaitl with 84, with Boston’s Brad Marchand a distant third with 69.

Toronto’s Auston Matthews finished second in the voting followed by Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon.

Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury beat out Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy and Colorado’s Philipp Grubauer to win his first Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s goalie of the year. The Golden Knights tandem of Fleury and Robin Lehner already won the William M. Jennings Trophy, for combining to allow an NHL-low 124 goals this season.

The 36-year-old Fleury finished third in the NHL with 26 wins, a 1.98 goals-against, .928 save percentage and six shutouts in 36 games. He also closed the season with a nine-game winning streak, while moving into third place on the NHL career list with 492 wins.

New York Rangers’ Adam Fox won the Jack Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman, beating out Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman and Colorado’s Cale Makar. The 23-year-old Fox led NHL defensemen with 42 assists and second with 47 points.

He also ranked seventh among skaters in ice-time. Fox became the second player to win the Norris in his second season, joining Bobby Orr winning in 1968.

Hedman, who won the honor in 2018, was a finalist for a fifth consecutive year, matching the longest streak since fellow Swede Nicklas Lidstrom enjoyed a six-year run from 1998 to 2003.

Minnesota’s Kirill Kaprizov won the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year in becoming just the fourth rookie since 1993-94 to lead his team in scoring. The 24-year-old from Russia led NHL rookies with 27 goals and 51 points, and became the first Wild player to win the Calder.

Carolina goalie Alex Nedeljkovic and Dallas foward Jason Robertson were the other two Calder finalists.

The Oilers players have now won the Hart in three of the past five years, with Draisaitl winning it last year.

McDavid was informed of winning the both awards by Draisailt.

“To have your fellow peers recognize you, it means a lot. Just feel so humbled and grateful to have won this award a few times,” McDavid said, before personally thanking Draisaitl for personally helping contribute to his point production.

The NHL previously announced other winners, with Carolina’s Rod Brind’Amour winning the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year, and New York Islanders Lou Lamoriello winning the Jim Gregory general manager of the year award.

Florida’s Aleksander Barkov won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the NHL’s top defensive forward, and Carolina defenseman Jaccob Slavin won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.

Oilers sign forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to 8-year extension

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers signed forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to an eight-year extension on Tuesday with an average annual value of $5.125 million.

Nugent-Hopkins’ previous deal for seven years and $42 million expired after this season.

He had 16 goals and 19 assists in 52 games this year.

Nugent-Hopkins finished third on the Oilers in power-play goals (nine) and fourth in power-play points (20) this season.

He has finished in the top four on the team in both categories during each of the past four seasons.

The first overall pick by the Oilers in the 2011 draft, Nugent-Hopkins has 478 points (185 goals and 293 assists) in 656 games with Edmonton. He is 10th all-time in Oilers scoring.

Sabres hire Don Granato as coach to turn around franchise

(AP) — At 53, Don Granato never felt it was too late for him land his first NHL head-coaching job.

Reflecting on a lengthy coaching career that began in 1993 with the USHL Wisconsin Capitols, who folded two years later, Granato recalled having faith in the experience he has gained, and always believed the right opportunity would one day come.

“I feel very well-prepared right now and comfortable, extremely comfortable,” Granato told The Associated Press in April, a few weeks after taking over as the Buffalo’s interim coach following Ralph Krueger’s dismissal. “This feels really natural. I don’t know if I would’ve felt that way 10 years ago.”

The time is now: Granato was hired Tuesday to take over the Sabres as the head coach, no interim tag needed.

His ability to relate to a young Sabres core, vast experience in developing players and the patience he displayed during a tumultuous season made him the ideal candidate for the daunting task of turning around one of the NHL’s worst teams.

Granato becomes Buffalo’s sixth coach since Lindy Ruff was fired a month into the lockout-shortened 2013 season. He takes over a team that finished last in the overall standings for a fourth time in eight seasons and extended its playoff drought to 10 years, matching the NHL’s longest streak.

Nothing went right for the Sabres in a season in which Krueger was fired with the team in the midst of what became an 18-game winless skid. Whatever early season momentum the Sabres generated was disrupted by a COVID-19 outbreak that forced the team into a two-week pause in early February.

The troubles then spilled over into the offseason, with captain Jack Eichel’s status uncertain. He expressed his frustration following another losing season, and cited what he called “a disconnect” with the team over how to treat a herniated disk, which sidelined him over the final two months of the season.

Granato emerged as a front-running candidate by surprise in how the Sabres responded once he was promoted. The Sabres went 6-18-4 and were outscored 95-58 in 28 games under Krueger. In 28 games under Granato, Buffalo went 9-16-3 and were outscored 101-76. The Sabres also rallied to win three times when trailing after two periods under Granato after going 0-16-1 under Krueger.

Granato’s biggest impact was evident by the jumps in production experienced by Buffalo’s developing prospects, who struggled under Krueger.

Centers Casey Mittelstadt and Tage Thompson enjoyed double-digit boosts in point production under Granato. The team’s top young defenseman, Rasmus Dahlin, regained his confidence in being able to use his free-wheeling, two-way style under Granato after being forced into playing a more defensive-minded role in Krueger’s system.

“His way to play was how I learned to play hockey,” Dahlin said of Granato’s up-tempo style that focused on speed and transition, with defensemen jumping into the rush. “But the thing I felt was that he trusted me as a player. He really saw what my potential was and I felt comfortable playing out there.”

Now the question becomes when the next franchise-altering move will happen, with general manager Kevyn Adams entering his second offseason considering making sweeping changes to a high-priced and under-performing roster.

Eichel preferred having surgery, while the Sabres medical staff was against it by noting the disk replacement procedure has never been done on an NHL player.

‘Sad story’: An injured Serena Williams is out of Wimbledon

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Serena Williams bit her upper lip. She held her left hand over her mouth and tried to hold back tears while getting ready to serve.

It was the first set of her first-round match Tuesday at Wimbledon, and Williams knew this stay at a tournament where she has won seven of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles was about to end because she hurt her right leg when she lost her footing behind a baseline.

Moments later, her legs buckled as she tried to change directions to chase a shot by her opponent, 100th-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus. Williams dropped to her knees, her head down on the grass. She used her racket to help her stand, but only so she could limp to the net to concede – just the second mid-match retirement at any Grand Slam tournament of her career and first since 1998.

“I was heartbroken to have to withdraw today,” Williams said in a statement released by the tournament.

“Feeling the extraordinary warmth and support of the crowd today when I walked on – and off – the court,” she said, “meant the world to me.”

Said Sasnovich: “She’s a great champion, and it’s (a) sad story.”

Roger Federer surely articulated a common sentiment when told by a reporter what happened to Williams.

“Oh, my God,” he said. “I can’t believe it.”

Williams was serving while leading 3-1 at Centre Court – where the retractable roof was shut because of rain that forced the postponement of two dozen matches until Wednesday – when her left shoe seemed to lose its traction while she was hitting a forehand.

Williams winced and stepped gingerly between points, clearly troubled. After dropping that game, she asked to visit with a trainer and took a medical timeout.

She tried to continue playing. The crowd tried to offer support and encouragement. Eventually, the 39-year-old American couldn’t continue. The chair umpire climbed down to check on her, and they walked together up to the net; the score was 3-all, 15-30 when Williams stopped.

Williams, who began the match with her right thigh heavily taped, raised her racket with right arm and put her left palm on her chest. Then she waved to the spectators.

Officially, this goes in the books as only the second first-round Grand Slam exit of Williams’ career. The other came at the 2012 French Open, where she was beaten by Virginie Razzano. Shortly after that, Williams teamed up with coach Patrick Mouratoglou and began accumulating majors to eclipse Steffi Graf’s professional era record of 22 and move within one of Margaret Court’s all-era mark of 24.

“All the best for her,” said Sasnovich, who reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2018 for her best Grand Slam result.

Williams’ departure makes a wide-open women’s draw even more so. As it was, defending champion Simona Halep and four-time major champ Naomi Osaka withdrew before the tournament started.

And so, even as her 40th birthday approaches in September, Williams was among the top contenders. With her best-in-the-game serve and stinging groundstrokes, she had made it to the past four finals when she entered Wimbledon – winning in 2015 and 2016, missing the tournament while pregnant in 2017, then finishing as the runner-up in 2018 and 2019 (it was canceled last year because of the pandemic).

England sheds agonizing history by knocking out Germany

LONDON (AP) As the Wembley Stadium announcer roared the final score – “England 2, Germany 0” – Gareth Southgate’s vision was momentarily diverted from his victorious players to the big screen.

Shown beaming from the VIP seats, reveling in England’s passage to the European Championship quarterfinals on Tuesday, were David Beckham and Ed Sheeran. Prince William, wife Kate and 7-year-old Prince George were also there celebrating, as fans just like their subjects rather than royalty.

But it was the sight of David Seaman that caught Southgate’s eyes and made him pause, to think back – in one of his greatest moments as England coach – to the pain of 25 years ago. It was Southgate’s penalty miss at the old Wembley that denied an England side with Seaman in goal the chance to reach the Euro ’96 final.

“For the teammates who played with me, I can’t change that – so that’s always going to hurt,” Southgate said. “But what this group of players has been able to do is give a new generation a lot of happy memories and another afternoon where they have made a bit of history.”

England is finally unburdened by the weight of its agonizing history against the Germans. This was a day more reminiscent, albeit with a long way to go in Euro 2020, of the 1966 World Cup final win over them on the same site.

Not that it came easily. Just like in England’s two group wins, Raheem Sterling was on the scoresheet, breaking the tense deadlock in the 75th minute. But this time Harry Kane finally scored his first goal at Euro 2020, easing the pressure on the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot winner’s shoulders.

“With all the expectation and pressure, we delivered,” Kane said. “It’s a moment none of us will ever forget. The perfect afternoon.”

It was England’s second-ever win in the knockout stage of the European Championship. The last such triumph came on penalties against Spain at Euro ’96 before the hosts were denied a place in the final by Germany in that shootout.

It was on penalties that Germany also beat England in the 1990 World Cup semifinals. Then there was the English goal wrongfully disallowed as Germany knocked the English out of the 2010 World Cup.

Now England will play Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals on Saturday in Rome, eying a return to Wembley for the semifinals and the final.

It marked the end of the 15-year reign of Joachim Low as the 2014 World Cup-winning coach takes time out to consider his next steps.

“We were not clinical enough,” he said. “The team needs to mature to be more successful.”

There will still be questions about Southgate’s team selection and persistence with Kane when he managed only one touch in the opposition penalty area in the first half. And it was a bad one, taking a ball too far past Manuel Neuer while trying to go around the goalkeeper.

But while Sterling’s goals are spearheading England’s progress at this largely-home tournament, the saves of Jordan Pickford are proving vital, too, including using one hand to push over Kai Havertz’s shot at the start of the second half.

The clamor to introduce Jack Grealish was growing in the second half. It’s what got fans chanting inside Wembley, with a crowd of about 40,000 the biggest in Britain since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The winger finally entered with about 20 minutes to go and played a role in the opening goal.

Sterling first took on the defenders, going past Antonio Rudiger before passing to Kane, whose layoff to Grealish then went to Luke Shaw. And it was the left back’s cross that Sterling connected with, shooting past Neuer with his right boot.

“We knew the intensity we can play at,” Sterling said, “and not many teams can deal with it.”

For all the experience in Germany’s side compared to the youth of England, it was World Cup winner Thomas Muller who squandered a chance to equalize in the 81st minute. Clean through with only Pickford to beat, Muller put the ball wide.

Kane showed him how it’s done, heading in a cross from Grealish in the 86th minute to get the 35th England goal that eluded him in the group stage.

“When you’re a center forward it doesn’t matter what else you’re doing in the game,” Southgate said. “You need those goals.”

England has yet to concede in its four games. Just like at the 1966 World Cup – and that ended well.

“This,” Kane said, “will give us more self-belief going forward.”

Ukraine scores late in extra time, beats Sweden at Euro 2020

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) Ukraine had reached the round of 16 at the European Championship with two losses and the worst record of the advancing teams.

And now the quarterfinals, too.

Ukraine eliminated previously unbeaten Sweden 2-1 on Tuesday with a goal in stoppage time at the end of extra time from a player who was left on the bench for the entire group stage. Substitute Artem Dovbyk stooped low to guide a header from Oleksandr Zinchenko’s cross past goalkeeper Robin Olsen.

It was the 24-year-old forward’s first goal for the national team.

Ukraine’s greatest ever forward, current coach Andriy Shevchenko, ran down the sideline to celebrate with his players, who will now head to Rome to face England on Saturday.

Zinchenko also scored on a day when his Manchester City teammate Raheem Sterling got one in England’s 2-0 win over Germany. Zinchenko gave Ukraine the lead in the 27th minute when he rifled in a low shot set up by a crafty pass from captain Andriy Yarmolenko.

Emil Forsberg’s deflected shot from outside the area in the 43rd minute equalized for Sweden. It was his fourth goal at Euro 2020, but a tournament lead-tying fifth eluded him in the second half despite curling shots off the post and the crossbar.

“It’s a very bitter defeat,” Sweden coach Janne Andersson said. “In the second half we had four really great chances. It felt like we would score eventually.”

Andersson cited the momentum shift in extra time when Sweden defender Marcus Danielson was sent off in the 98th minute for following through on a challenge with a raised boot on substitute Artem Besedin.

The game lost all rhythm and flow in scrappy extra time periods littered with fouls, injuries and an argument between the two coaches.

“It was a really hard game,” Shevchenko said. “Everyone understood that the prize at the end was great. We needed to be strong and the players showed it today.”

Andersson said he confronted Shevchenko because “I felt like they were diving a bit toward the end.”

Just to get to Glasgow, the Ukrainians had needed a favor from Sweden to advance because they lost two group games and had a negative goal difference. After losing to Austria last week, Ukraine would have been out if Poland had beaten Sweden two days later. Sweden won that game 3-2 with Forsberg scoring twice.

Neither team had ever won a knockout game at a European Championship in a combined eight previous tournaments. Both often-cautious teams played more freely in a wide-open 90 minutes, trying to seize a chance for a deep run in the arguably weaker half of the draw.

The winner between Ukraine and England will play Denmark or Czech Republic in the semifinals.

Ukraine’s key creator had been Yarmolenko, who plays in England for West Ham. To set up Zinchenko’s goal, Yarmolenko used the outside of his favored left foot to drift a curling pass across seven defenders toward their blind side in the penalty area.

After scoring with a first-time shot, Zinchenko ran away with a finger to his lips in a gesture he said was telling critics to be quiet.

“In the first three games we received a lot of criticism, which I think we deserved,” he said through a translator. “I showed that they need to support us.”

Yarmolenko looked exhausted long before he was taken off for the final period of extra time – making way for Dovbyk to come on.

COLTS FOOTBALL: Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium To Operate At Full Capacity In 2021


Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Colts have been approved to host full capacity games at Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2021 season, team officials said today. Normal capacity for Colts home games at the stadium is 63,000.

The decision followed extensive consultation with the Marion County (Ind.) Public Health Department (MCPHD), which this week approved full capacity games to begin the season.

As COVID-19 is still affecting the city and state, the club will continue to be vigilant about keeping fans safe and healthy, but most in-stadium protocols from last season will be relaxed or eliminated.

Single-game tickets for the entire 2021 season are on sale now at (Inventory already is very limited for the first two home games against Seattle and the Los Angeles Rams.)

“We were fortunate to be able to host fans in 2020 through the pandemic, and those fans were as loud and proud as ever,” said Colts Owner & CEO Jim Irsay. “But gamedays at Lucas Oil Stadium are like family reunions, and it wasn’t quite the same without our entire Colts family alongside us.”

“So we can’t wait to open the stadium doors to all our fans so they can take this journey with us as we work to bring a Super Bowl title back to Indianapolis.”

Last season, the Colts were one of the few teams to host fans at every home game. Club officials worked with MCPHD to set attendance numbers for each game to help meet local, NFL, and CDC guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19.

INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: Robson Named Top Assistant Coach by CSN


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana assistant coach Kevin Robson was named one of the top-12 assistant coaches in the nation by College Soccer News, the publication announced on Tuesday.

Robson enters his ninth season (eighth as an assistant coach) in Bloomington and has held the title of recruiting coordinator since 2017. The Hoosiers have brought in top-10 signing classes in each of those seasons.

Indiana in the midst of a historical run of success for a program littered with history. IU has won the last six (3 regular season, 3 tournament) trophies handed out by the Big Ten Conference. In three of the last four seasons, the Hoosiers have advanced to the College Cup.

In an abbreviated spring season, Indiana finished 12-2-2 overall and 7-1-0 in conference play. The Hoosiers swept both the regular season and tournament championships on their way to the national championship match.

Sophomore forward Victor Bezerra earned a bevy of accolades throughout the season, including: MAC Hermann runner-up, United Soccer Coaches All-America First Team, Top Drawer Soccer Best XI First Team, United Soccer Coaches All-North Region First Team, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Tournament, and Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

For the 34th-straight season and 45th overall, Indiana made the NCAA Tournament hosted in Cary, N.C. and the surrounding areas. The Hoosiers rattled off victories against St. Francis Brooklyn (PK’s), No. 19 Marquette (2-1), No. 6 Seton Hall (2-0), and No. 3 Pittsburgh (1-0), before falling to No. 10 Marshall (1-0) in the national championship.


Ryan Miller, a 6-foot-6, 215-pound TE from Chagrin Falls, Ohio has committed to Indiana for the 2022 class.

Miller is considered the No. 627 recruit nationally by 247Sports and the No. 34 tight end in the country. Miller is now the eighth verbal commit in IU’s 2022 class.

Miller visted Indiana June 18 and collected offers from West Virginia, Lousville, and Georgia Tech.

247Sports is reporting the Hoosiers’ 2022 group is considered the No. 33 class in the nation and No. 9 in the Big Ten.



DE Devin Aupiu announced on Instagram he is adding his name to the NCAA transfer portal.

“I won’t have to waste a redshirt year to get to know the system, put on weight and get stronger and faster,” Aupiu told ND Insider in January. “Colleges do that at a way better pace than you can do on your own. They break everything down to a science. So getting out there as early as I can and having those type of resources will be the best for me.”

The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Aupiu one time flipped his commitment from UCLA to Notre Dame before the early signing period in December.

Aupiu is considered a three-star recruit and had offers from USC, Arizona State, California, Utah and Vanderbilt.

Rivals has Aupiu ranked as the No. 39 weakside defensive end in the 2021 class. 247Sports rated him as the No. 50 linebacker.


Northwestern Junior guard McKenna Layden will be joining the Purdue basketball program after making a verbal commitment Tuesday.

Her sister Madison is currently with the Boilermakers.

Layden averaged 22.9 points, 8.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists as a sophomore.

McKenna is future Head Coach Katie Geralds’ first recruit to make a verbal commitment to Purdue. Geralds will take over the Purdue program following this season.



NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Doug and Lisa Jones Family Head Women’s Soccer Coach Nate Norman is pleased to announce the addition of Sophia Prudholme to the incoming class. Prudholme will join seven incoming freshmen along with two transfers that are joining the Irish for the upcoming 2021 season.

“We can’t wait for Sophia to join our team,” said Norman. “She will give us another dynamic attacking player who will only add to our attack. She is a very skilled 1-v-1 attacking player who consistently creates plenty of goal scoring opportunities. She is also a fantastic person who will be a great fit for who we are as a program. Sophia will only continue to get better and we believe she will have a fantastic career here at Notre Dame.”

Prudholme hails from Malibu, California and is a forward/midfielder during her prep career. She played club for Eagles SC (CA) while also competing for Oaks Christian high school. She is the daughter of Steve and Sharon Prudholme and has two brothers; Kennon and Stevie.

“I chose Notre Dame because it is everything I want in a school,” said Prudholme. “It has amazing academics, a great soccer program, and an incredible community. After stepping foot on campus, I knew this is where I wanted to be.”

In her final season with Oaks Christian, she was named the 2020-21 Marmonte League MVP and earned a spot on the All-Area team. Prudholme was also named a 2021 Scholar Athlete this past academic year. During her sophomore campaign, Prudholme was a first team Marmonte League honoree. In 2017, Prudholme and the Eagles were the Region IV Presidents Cup Champion.

Sophia Prudholme


Malibu, CA

Oaks Christian (Eagles SC)

2020-21 Marmonte League MVP

2020-21 Scholar Athlete

2021 All-Area Team

2019 First Team Marmonte League

Played club for Eagles SC (CA)

2017 Region IV Presidents Cup Champion

Daughter to Steve and Sharon Prudholme

Has two brothers; Kennon and Stevie

Intends to major in Business Management

NOTRE DAME HOCKEY: Slaggert And Pastujov Invited To Team USA’s 2021 World Junior Summer Showcase


NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Notre Dame hockey players Landon Slaggert and Sasha Pastujov have been invited to Team USA’s 2021 World Junior Summer Showcase, USA Hockey announced on Monday (June 28).

The showcase is set for July 24-31 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan and will serve as an evaluation for athletes seeking to make their respective national teams for the 2022 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship Dec. 26, 2021 through Jan. 5, 2022 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta. With Team USA divided into two squads and Finland and Sweden also taking part, the Showcase will include 11 games over eight days.

Slaggert, who will be playing his sophomore season in 2021-22, and Pastujov, who joins the Irish for his freshman season, are two of the 24 forwards who have been invited to the event.

Last season, Slaggert was part of a Team USA team that claimed the gold medal at the IIHF World Junior Championship (Jan. 6) and he became the seventh Fighting Irish player to medal at the prestigious event. He is one of five returning players invited to this summer’s event.

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL: Guerrero Earns Fifth All-American Honor After Being Named Second Team by


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State starting pitcher Geremy Guerrero earned his fifth All-American honor after being named to the Second Team by, the publication announced.

A Metamora, Ill., native, Guerrero was tabbed the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, a First Team All-MVC selection while also being selected to the MVC All-Defensive Team.

Guerrero finished out his redshirt senior season with a 10-1 record in 14 starts on the mound. He finished with a 2.08 ERA over 99.1 innings of work. The left-hander struck out 98 while issuing just 14 walks on the year.

Other national awards include being named a Second Team All-American by the ABCA, Second Team All-American by Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, while earning Third Team All-American from Collegiate Baseball. With the honors, Guerrero is just the sixth ISU pitcher to be named an All-American overall and the first since 1996. Guerrero was also named First Team All-Region by the ABCA.

For his work in the classroom, Guerrero was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and to the MVC Scholar-Athlete Team.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S GOLF: Mastodon Women’s Golf Welcomes Two For 2021-22


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s golf head coach Matt Zedrick has announced the signing of two transfers for the 2021-22 season: Taylor Norman (Bedford, Indiana / Bedford North Lawrence High School / Saint Francis [IN]) and Casey Bunner (Fort Wayne, Indiana / Blackhawk Christian / Mount Vernon Nazarene University).

Taylor Norman comes to Purdue Fort Wayne after already spending two seasons in the Summit City at Saint Francis. In her sophomore season, she had seven top-10 finishes in eight tournaments, en route to an All-Crossroads League distinction in the spring of 2021. She tied for first with her teammate in the Stonecrest Intercollegiate with a 36-hole score of 157.

Norman played for four seasons at Bedford North Lawrence, where she won two sectional championships as an individual in 2017 and 2018. She fired a low-round of 72 at the sectional tournament. She was a state qualifier in 2017 and 2018. Norman was an All-Conference selection in 2017 and 2018 and was an honorable mention in 2015 and 2016. In the classroom, Norman earned an Academic Honors Diploma and a spot on the Dean’s List and President’s List. She was also selected as an Academic All-State Honorable Mention. Norman was also a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, French Club and the Renaissance.

Casey Bunner, who just completed her senior season at Mount Vernon Nazarene, was named an All-Crossroads League Honorable Mention in her final season. Bunner finished fourth at the Ackerman-Allen Shootout with a 78-80-158, in West Lafayette, Indiana, the same course that hosted the Horizon League Championships in 2021.

Bunner played four seasons at Blackhawk Christian, where she carded career-bests of 73 and 74 under her father and head coach Tom Bunner. She graduated with Academic Honors and was a First Team All-Conference Selection.

Norman and Bunner will join Sarah Brenneman for the 2021-22 season.

WRIGHT STATE VOLLEYBALL: Raider Volleyball welcomes new signee Aleigha Johnson


DAYTON – Wright State volleyball coach Allie Matters has announced the addition of Aleigha Johnson to join the Raider program and continue her education at Wright State University this fall.

Johnson is a 6’0″ middle blocker from Fort Smith, Arkansas, where she was a three-time all-conference performer and a two-time all-state selection at Southside High School while helping lead the team to three conference championships. An AVCA All-Region honoree, Johnson was a two-time member of the all-state tournament team and was named to the 2020 Under Armour All-American Watchlist.

Wright State went 17-2 overall in the shortened spring 2021 season, including a perfect 14-0 mark in Horizon League play, on the way to capturing both the HL regular season and tournament titles. The Raiders made their second straight NCAA appearance, winning a match in the NCAA Championship for the first time in program history with a three-set sweep over Samford back in mid-April.

WRIGHT STATE BASEBALL: Hamilton & Black named 2021 D1Baseball All-Americans


DAYTON – Wright State’s Quincy Hamilton and Tyler Black were each named to the 2021 D1 Baseball All-America teams, announced on Monday afternoon. Hamilton earned first team honors, while Black was tabbed to the third team.

D1Baseball editors and national writers determined the All-America teams based on performance in the regular season and postseason, factoring in quality of competition.

Hamilton started all 48 games for Wright State this spring, hitting for a .374 overall average with 18 doubles, 15 home runs, four triples and 65 RBI with 78 runs scored. Hamilton had 20 multi-hit games this season with nine games with three or more hits and 17 multi-RBI games.

The Centerville, Ohio native and Horizon League Player of the Year has now earned All-America honors from D1 Baseball, ABCA/Rawlings and Collegiate Baseball newspaper (first team), Baseball America (second team) and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (third team). Additionally, Hamilton was named the top hitter in the country by D1 Baseball in its analytical breakdown rankings of its Top 100 Hitters.

Black also started all 48 games for Wright State this spring, hitting .383 overall with 14 doubles, 13 home runs and a triple while driving in 59 RBI. His final games of the season were a coming out party on the national stage in the NCAA Knoxville Regional, where he hit .556 over the Raiders’ two games with three home runs and five RBI while tallying 14 total bases.

The Canadian native was a first team All-Horizon League performer this spring and was also named an All-American by ABCA/Rawlings and Perfect Game/Rawlings (third team) while earning a spot on the All-Knoxville Regional Team after his play in the NCAA Championship. Black was named the No. 7 hitter in the country by D1 Baseball in its analytical breakdown rankings of its Top 100 Hitters.

CINCINNATI MBB: C.B. McGrath Joins MBB Staff


CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati men’s basketball head coach Wes Miller has announced C.B. McGrath as a special assistant for the 2021-22 season.

The program previously added seven to its support staff on June 1 to join assistant coaches Chad Dollar, Andre Morgan and Mike Roberts.

McGrath served as UNC Wilmington’s head coach from 2017-20, as well as under Roy Williams for four years at Kansas (1999-03) and 14 at North Carolina (2003-17). He was an assistant for 11 years and director of operations for three while in Chapel Hill (where Miller redshirted one year and played three), which included three national championships and seven Final Four trips.

In his first season with the Seahawks, McGrath’s squad reached the 2018 CAA Semifinals andr anked fifth in offensive rebounding in the NCAA behind DevontaeCacok, who led the nation in rebounds per game (13.5 rpg) and offensive boards (5.06). The forward went on to lead all NCAA Division I players in double-doubles in 2018-19 as the Seahawks split a pair of games in the CAA Tournament.

As a player, McGrath lettered four years for Williams at Kansas, appearing in 112 games and serving as a captain for the 1997-98 season, in addition to a pair of Academic All-Big 12 accolades. He also earned state Player of the Year honors at Topeka West High School. McGrath earned his bachelor’s degree in human biology in 1998 and a master’s in education in 2000.



INDIANAPOLIS – A six-run third inning proved too much for the Indianapolis Indians as the Iowa Cubs took the series opener on Tuesday night, 9-3.

After back-to-back home runs in the top of the first inning by the Cubs, the Indians (25-23) wasted no time and tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom half. Will Craig launched a two-run home run to score Kevin Kramer with two outs to put Indy on the board.

Iowa (18-28) heated its bats and took the lead needed for their win in the top of the third inning. All with two outs and the bases clear, the Cubs scored six runs on five hits to tack on the winning and insurance runs with an 8-2 lead.

After six scoreless innings on offense, Indy scored one run in the bottom of the seventh inning with an RBI single from Cole Tucker, but that was the last time the Indians crossed the plate.

Cam Vieaux (L, 0-1) took the loss on the mound for the Indians as he surrendered seven runs (four unearned) on five hits in 2.2 innings. Adrian Sampson (W, 3-2) earned the win allowing two runs with six strikeouts.

The two teams face off again at Victory Field on Wednesday at 1:35 PM ET. RHP Mitch Keller (0-0, 3.18) will take the mound for the Indians against RHP Mike Hauschild (0-1, 5.68).


1894       Fred Clarke makes his major league debut, going 5-for-5 for the Louisville Colonels. The future Hall of Famer collects four singles and a triple.

1908       At New York’s Hilltop Park, Red Sox legend Cy Young no-hits the Highlanders (Yankees), 8-0. The contest marks the third time the 41 year-old has accomplished the feat.

1909       The Cubs spoil the Pirates’ debut at Forbes Field, 3-2. The new state-of-the-art ballpark, named for General John Forbes, who was an officer in the French and Indian War, is the first stadium to be made completely of steel and poured concrete.

1938       The Phillies lose the final game to be played at the Baker Bowl, bowing to the Giants, 14-1. New York center fielder Hank Lieber hits the last homer in the history of the 51 year-old ballpark, which also served as the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles for three seasons (1933-1935).

1948       At Briggs Stadium, Indians right-hander Bob Lemon throws the first American League night time no-hitter, blanking the Tigers, 2-0. The Tigers’ home was the last park in the Junior Circuit to use lights, installing illumination only two weeks ago.

1950       Joe and Dom DiMaggio both homer in the same game for the only time in their careers when each goes deep in Red Sox’s 10-2 rout of the Yankees. Dom’s sixth-inning solo shot off Joe Ostrowski pads Boston’s large lead, and Joe’s round-tripper to left field in the top of the eighth frame is much too little too late in the Fenway contest.

1954       Joe Cunningham, in his major league debut, ties an National League record, driving in five runs in the Cardinals’ 11-4 victory over the Reds at Crosley Field. The 22 year-old Redbird rookie first baseman, with his three-run homer and two-run single, equals the mark established in 1922 by Walter Mueller, playing his freshman year with the Pirates.

1961       Improving his record to 14-2, Whitey Ford becomes the first pitcher in American League history to win eight games in one month with a 5-1 victory over the Senators at Yankee Stadium. The left-hander’s five-hitter is his third complete game during the span, and the team’s 22nd win in June.

1962       Sandy Koufax becomes the first Dodger southpaw to throw a no-hitter since Nap Rucker accomplished the feat in 1908 when he keeps the expansion Mets hitless in the team’s 5-0 victory in Los Angeles. The 26 year-old left-hander, en route to fanning 13, strikes out the first three batters he faces – Richie Ashburn, Rod Kanehl, and Felix Mantilla, on nine pitches to start the game with an immaculate inning.

1962       Due to unusually thick fog at Colt Stadium, the game against the Reds is called after seven innings, giving the Colt .45’s a 7-3 victory over Cincinnati. The shortened contest allows Houston’s skipper Harry Craft to get to the hospital in time for the birth of his first daughter.

1967       Cookie Rojas, who joined the Phillies in 1964, plays his ninth different position for the team when he takes the mound in a 12-3 loss to San Francisco. In his ninth-inning appearance, the All-Star infielder allows no runs and gives up just one hit, ending the frame by getting future Hall of Famer Willie Mays to fly out to right field in the Connie Mack Stadium contest.

1970       The Braves ruin the debut of Riverfront Stadium, defeating the Reds, 8-2. In the first inning, Hank Aaron hits the park’s first home run off Cincinnati’s starter Jim McGlothlin.

1973       With an 8-7 extra-inning loss to L.A. at Riverfront Stadium, the Reds finish the day 11 games behind the first-place Dodgers. Led by the eventual National League MVP Pete Rose, who will win the batting title with a .338 average, Cincinnati will go on a 60-26 tear to capture the Western Division by 3.5 games.

1977       At Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, Cliff Johnson joins Joe DiMaggio and Joe Pepitone as the only players in Yankee history to hit two home runs in the same inning. The designated hitter goes deep twice in the eighth as the Bronx Bombers score eight runs in an 11-5 win over the Blue Jays.

1978       Giant first baseman Willie McCovey, on an 0-2 pitch thrown by Jamie Easterly, launches his 500th career home run over the left-field fence, becoming the 12th player to accomplish the feat. Stretch’s historic homer occurs in the second inning of the opener of a doubleheader, which the Giants sweep from the Braves at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium, 10-9 and 10-5.

1978       Larry Doby replaces Bob Lemon as skipper of the White Sox to become the second black to manage in the majors. Lemon will move on to New York to replace Billy Martin and will pilot the Yankees to a World Championship as Doby will be dismissed from his only managerial stint at the end of the season after posting a 37-50 record with the fifth place Pale Hose.

1983       Lance Junker hits two grand slams in the ninth inning of the Redwood Pioneers’ 16-5 victory over the Class-A Padres at Reno’s Moana Stadium. The 23 year-old California League slugger, who comes to bat for the second time in the frame after the catcher drops a two-out pop up in front of home plate, becomes the third professional player to accomplish the feat, joining Ken Myers (1947 – Las Vegas/Sunset League) and Armando Flores (1952 – Laredo Apaches/Gulf Coast League).

1985       Pedro Guerrero ties a major league record by hitting 15 home runs in June when he goes deep off Bruce Sutter in his final at-bat of the month. The eighth inning two-run round-tripper will prove to be the difference in the Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Chavez Ravine.

1986       In front of 7,026 enthusiastic fans at Tim McCarver Stadium in Memphis, Auburn outstanding football star Bo Jackson makes his pro baseball debut, singling and driving in a run in his first at-bat in the Chicks’ 9-5 loss to Columbus (GA) in a Southern League game. The 1985 Heisman Trophy winner, who batted seventh as the designated hitter, will finish the night 1-for-4.

1988       On the last day of the Illinois State Legislation session, Governor James Thompson, fiercely lobbying his lawmakers to approve a bill for a new Chicago ballpark that will keep the White Sox from moving to Florida, finds himself six votes shy at five minutes to midnight, the deadline the bill would die. Floridians, following the political drama unfold on TV, are shocked when, after appearing assured the Sunshine State would get its first major league baseball team, the stroke of midnight is delayed by three minutes, long enough to secure the 60th vote needed for the approval of a $150 million ballpark, thus keeping the Sox in the Windy City.

1995       At the Metrodome, Indians’ designated hitter Eddie Murray collects his 3000th hit off Twins’ right-hander Mike Trombley to become the 20th player to accomplish the feat. ‘Steady Eddie’ joins Pete Rose as only the second switch-hitter to reach the milestone.

1997       Rangers’ hurler Bobby Witt becomes the first American League pitcher to hit a home run in a regular-season game in nearly 25 years. His round-tripper off Ismael Valdes helps Texas to beat the Dodgers in interleague action, 3-2.

1998       With an eighth-inning homer against the Diamondbacks, Cubs’ slugger Sammy Sosa extends his major league record for home runs in a month, hitting his 20th round-tripper in June. At the start of July, the Chicago outfielder’s season total is 31, four less than Mark McGwire, who also homered today.

2000       Trailing 8-2 with two outs in the eighth inning, Mike Piazza’s tiebreaking three-run homer completes a ten-run miracle comeback as the Mets stun the Braves, 11-8. Nine of the runs were driven in with two outs, and the ten runs equal the most ever scored in an inning by the Mets.

2001       In his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut, Roger Connor is honored with a four-foot-high marble monument at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The gravestone, which also includes the names of his wife and grandson, notes that the one-time all-time home run leader is a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame.

2002       The Yankees become the first team in the American League since the 1956 White Sox to have four infielders and a catcher on the All-Star roster. The fans vote for first baseman Jason Giambi, second baseman Alfonso Soriano, and backstop Jorge Posada to be starters in the Midsummer Classic, with shortstop Derek Jeter and third baseman Robin Ventura being selected by AL skipper Joe Torre.

2003       The Diamondbacks extend their win streak to a franchise-record-tying 12 games, scoring four runs in the 12th inning to give the team an eventual 8-7 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. Arizona’s winning ways, which features being ahead or tied for 97 consecutive innings, equals the dozen straight victories compiled by the 2003 club managed by Bob Brenly.

2004       For the third straight game, the Tigers win thanks to a walk-off home run. Following the lead of teammates Eric Munson and Carlos Pena in the two previous games, Dmitri Young hits a two-run dinger in the 11th inning to beat the Indians, 9-7.

2005       After loading the bases in the top of the ninth, Chad Cordero gets Ryan Doumit to fly out to deep right field to record his 15th save in June, tying the Nationals closer with Lee Smith and John Wetteland for the most ever recorded in a single month. Washington’s 7-5 victory over Pittsburgh at RFK Stadium puts the first-place team 4.5 games ahead of Atlanta.

2006       In the fastest game ever played in the seven-year history of Seattle’s Safeco Field, the Rockies defeats the hometown Mariners, 2-0. Colorado starter Josh Fogg faces the minimum 27 batters, tossing a two-hitter in the one-hour, 52 minutes contest, also the quickest in Rockies’ history.

2006       The Reds’ 47th homer, which establishes a club for June, is a game-ending grand slam hit by Adam Dunn. The dramatic dinger, given up by closer Bob Wickman with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, powers Cincinnati over Cleveland, 9-8.

2006       In a 5-2 loss to the Marlins, which stops their winning streak at 11, the Red Sox play their 17th consecutive errorless game. The accomplishment establishes a new big league mark, surpassing the Cardinals, who played 16 straight error-free games in 1992.

2007       Jacoby Ellsbury, making his debut starting in centerfield at Fenway Park, becomes the first person from the Navajo tribe to play in the major leagues. The 23 year-old member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, who will play a significant role in the Red Sox World Championship, batting .360 in 11 total postseason games, is put out by the catcher unassisted in his first big-league at-bat.

2007       In a pregame ceremony on Disability Awareness Night, the Fenway faithful show their support for the cause when they assist a young man with autism. The enthusiastic Red Sox crowd of 38,000 fans continues singing the national anthem when the nervous singer has trouble getting through the song.

2008       A pair of demolition companies, which agree to work free of charge in exchange for the scrap-metal, begin knocking down Tiger Stadium, starting with bleachers in left-center field. The 96 year-old ballpark has been vacant since the Tigers started playing in nearby Comerica Park nearly nine summers ago.

2012       In the Padres’ 8-4 victory over Colorado, Yasmani Grandal becomes the first player to homer from both sides of the plate for his first two major league hits. The San Diego catcher, who had one at-bat in his debut four weeks ago against Arizona, flew out in the second inning before connecting for his historic homers in the fourth and sixth frames of the Coors Field contest.

2013       On the day of Seattle’s 39th annual Pride Parade, the Mariners become the first major league team to fly a rainbow gay pride flag. The move comes a few days after the Supreme Court’s landmark decision declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

2013       “When it comes to compassion, the Rays are batting .000.” – DELCIANNA WINDERS, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Captive Animal Law Enforcement at the PETA Foundation.

Miguel Cabrera, joining Luis Gonzalez of the Dodgers, becomes only the second player to hit a homer into the 10,000-gallon touch tank at Tropicana Field. The Tigers slugger’s round-tripper draws the attention of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), who requests the team to allow the 30 or more captive cownose rays be returned to their natural habitat because the animals are subject to harassment, loud crowds, and at the risk of being injured by baseballs.

2014       Joining Alan Trammel, who is at the ballpark as part of the team’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of its 1984 World Championship, Rajai Davis becomes just the second Tigers player since World War II to hit a game-ending grand slam with his team trailing by three runs in the bottom of the ninth. The 33 year-old outfielder goes deep off Oakland’s Sean Doolittle, who hangs a curveball that gives Detroit the dramatic 5-4 victory in front of a sold-out Comerica Park.

2015       Chris Sale, making his 100th career start, becomes only the second major league pitcher to record 10-plus strikeouts in eight straight starts when he whiffs 12 batters in the White Sox’s 2-1 extra-inning victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The 26 year-old southpaw joins Pedro Martinez, who also accomplished the feat in 1999 with the Red Sox.

2016       The Orioles break the record for home runs hit in June when left fielder Hyun Soo Kim goes deep off Taijuan Walker, leading off the seventh inning in the team’s 5-3 loss to the Mariners at Safeco Field. The team’s 56th round-tripper this month surpasses the mark established by the in A’s 1996.

2016       Coastal Carolina wins its first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series finals. The Chanticleers become the first team in sixty years win the title in its first CWS appearance, a feat also accomplished by Minnesota in 1956.

2017       Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak’s home run against the Red Sox is the 1,070th stroked in the majors in June, breaking the record for the most round-trippers hit in a month in baseball history previously set in May 2000. Before the night is over, a total of 33 dingers will increase the new monthly mark to 1,101.


American League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Boston4931.61325 – 1724 – 1421 – 1010 – 68 – 137 – 3W 5
Tampa Bay4733.588223 – 1624 – 1721 – 115 – 413 – 154 – 6L 2
Toronto4136.5326.517 – 1724 – 1917 – 184 – 67 – 108 – 2W 3
NY Yankees4138.5197.522 – 1919 – 1917 – 2413 – 68 – 45 – 5W 1
Baltimore2654.3252312 – 2614 – 2810 – 234 – 1310 – 113 – 7W 2
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox4632.59029 – 1417 – 1810 – 725 – 127 – 103 – 7W 2
Cleveland4233.5602.521 – 1321 – 207 – 723 – 145 – 55 – 5W 1
Detroit3445.43012.519 – 2115 – 244 – 514 – 2511 – 105 – 5L 1
Minnesota3344.42912.517 – 2316 – 216 – 714 – 179 – 167 – 3L 1
Kansas City3345.4231318 – 1915 – 268 – 1015 – 235 – 112 – 8L 7
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston4832.60026 – 1522 – 1715 – 98 – 623 – 126 – 4L 3
Oakland4734.5801.525 – 1922 – 1512 – 1112 – 215 – 163 – 7L 1
Seattle4139.513724 – 1617 – 2310 – 612 – 1315 – 127 – 3L 2
LA Angels3841.4819.521 – 1917 – 225 – 1013 – 714 – 204 – 6L 1
Texas3148.39216.520 – 2111 – 2711 – 107 – 911 – 186 – 4W 4
National League
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets4134.54724 – 1117 – 2319 – 165 – 614 – 65 – 5W 1
Washington3938.506323 – 1816 – 2017 – 169 – 106 – 88 – 2W 3
Philadelphia3740.481522 – 1415 – 2620 – 219 – 54 – 84 – 6W 1
Atlanta3741.4745.520 – 2117 – 2017 – 2115 – 73 – 35 – 5L 1
Miami3345.4239.518 – 1815 – 2714 – 136 – 1311 – 94 – 6L 2
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee4733.58825 – 1822 – 157 – 919 – 1319 – 69 – 1W 7
Chi Cubs4238.525526 – 1316 – 2510 – 1119 – 1610 – 73 – 7L 5
Cincinnati3939.500719 – 1920 – 206 – 419 – 129 – 194 – 6L 1
St. Louis3941.488822 – 1817 – 2314 – 1314 – 179 – 64 – 6W 2
Pittsburgh2949.3721716 – 2113 – 284 – 710 – 237 – 125 – 5L 2
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco5029.63326 – 1124 – 1810 – 711 – 420 – 136 – 4L 3
LA Dodgers4931.6131.528 – 1321 – 188 – 410 – 1022 – 116 – 4W 5
San Diego4833.593330 – 1518 – 183 – 415 – 1322 – 159 – 1W 2
Colorado3347.41317.527 – 166 – 315 – 87 – 1514 – 214 – 6W 2
Arizona2259.2722912 – 2410 – 358 – 157 – 127 – 252 – 8L 3


New England11722181355-0-02-2-223
Orlando City SC10631187113-2-03-1-121
New York City FC10523181173-1-22-1-117
Nashville SC10361131123-4-00-2-115
New York10415141314-0-10-1-413
CF Montreal10343111011-2-12-2-213
FC Cincinnati9315917-80-0-33-1-210
Inter Miami CF10226916-70-1-42-1-28
Toronto FC101271220-81-1-20-1-55
Sporting KC12723221575-2-02-0-323
Los Angeles10703171524-0-13-0-221
Real Salt Lake9342141132-3-11-1-113
Los Angeles FC10334121203-2-10-1-312
San Jose113171220-82-0-41-1-310
FC Dallas102441115-42-4-00-0-410


Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Connecticut Sun115.6887-14-46-26-43 W
Chicago Sky98.5292.53-56-38-37-31 L
New York Liberty89.4713.53-45-54-63-71 L
Washington Mystics79.4384.05-42-54-55-53 L
Atlanta Dream69.4004.53-63-35-43-71 W
Indiana Fever115.06310.01-70-81-80-1011 L
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Seattle Storm124.7505-37-15-37-32 L
Las Vegas Aces114.7330.57-14-35-28-21 W
Dallas Wings88.5004.03-35-56-56-42 W
Phoenix Mercury77.5004.02-55-24-45-52 W
Minnesota Lynx77.5004.05-32-43-47-32 W
Los Angeles Sparks68.4295.04-32-51-64-61 L