NBA PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD

Orlando 122 Milwaukee 110

Miami 113 Indiana 101

Houston 123 Oklahoma City 108

Portland 100 LA Lakers 93

 

WNBA SCOREBOARD

Connecticut 84 Indiana 62

Chicago 84 Las Vegas 82

Seattle 105 New York 64

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD – INTERLEAGUE

Houston 2 Colorado 1 (11)

San Diego 6 Texas 4

San Francisco 8 LA Angels 2

Arizona 10 Oakland 1

Cleveland 6 Pittsburgh 3 (10)

LA Dodgers 2 Seattle 1

Philadelphia 13 Boston 6

Cincinnati at Kansas City postponed

Minnesota 4 Milwaukee 3 (12)

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD – AMERICAN LEAGUE

Tampa Bay 6 NY Yankees 3

Toronto 8 Baltimore 7 (10)

Chicago White Sox 10 Detroit 4

 

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCOREBOARD – NATIONAL LEAGUE

Washington 8 Atlanta 5

NY Mets 8 Miami 3

Chicago Cubs 6 St. Louis 3

 

NHL PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD

Philadelphia 2 Montreal 0

Dallas 2 Calgary 1

Washington 3 NY Islanders 2

Vegas 4 Chicago 3

 

INDIANA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SCORES

Mt. Vernon 1 Richmond 0

Batesville 13 Union County 1

Connersville 2 New Castle 0

 

INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES

Lawrenceburg 3 Connersville 0

 

INDIANA BOYS TENNIS

Hagerstown 4 Randolph Southern 1

 

 

SPORTS NEWS

NBA PLAYOFFS

MIAMI 113 INDIANA 101

Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, Goran Dragic had 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 113-101 on Tuesday in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

The Heat pulled away in the closing minutes, long after the Pacers had lost star guard Victor Oladipo to an eye injury. Oladipo was limited to 8 minutes before he was scratched in the left eye with 3:26 remaining in the first quarter, appearing to be hit first by Miami’s Jae Crowder.

Bam Adebayo had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who were just a little bit better in a mostly even matchup between the Nos. 4 and 5 seeds, who were separated by a game in the standings in this pandemic-shortened season.

 

ORLANDO 122 MILWAUKEE 110

The Milwaukee Bucks’ hopes of winning their first NBA title since 1971 got off to a rocky start.

Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic stunned the top-seeded Bucks 122-110 on Tuesday in the league’s fan-free Disney World bubble.

Terrence Ross scored 18 points, Gary Clark added 15 and D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 11 assists for the eighth-seeded Magic, who were 14-point underdogs.

Orlando took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, an intriguing result given that the Bucks can’t rely on home-court advantage in these pandemic-altered playoffs.

 

HOUSTON 123 OKLAHOMA CITY 108

James Harden had 37 points and 11 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets rolled past the Oklahoma City Thunder 123-108 on Tuesday in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

Houston All-Star Russell Westbrook, who played his previous 11 years with the Thunder, was out with a quad injury. The fourth-seeded Rockets still made 20 3-pointers and shot 48% from the field.

 

PORTLAND 100 LA LAKERS 93

Damian Lillard had 34 points and the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled LeBron James’ first playoff appearance for the Los Angeles Lakers with a 100-93 victory on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the teams’ playoff series.

James had 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists, becoming the first player to have as many points, rebounds and assists in the playoffs. It was his 24th postseason triple-double and his assists were a career playoff high.

 

 

MLB NEWS

Yu Darvish pitched six effective innings in his fourth straight win, and the banged-up Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday night.

 

Kenta Maeda lost a no-hitter in the ninth inning for the Twins, who blew a three-run lead but came back to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in 12 innings.

 

Corey Seager singled home Austin Barnes with the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the Dodgers beat Seattle 2-1 on Tuesday for their seventh consecutive victory.

 

Rangers manager Chris Woodward was serving a one-game suspension during Tuesday’s game against the Padres a day after Texas reliever Ian Gibaut threw behind San Diego hitter Manny Machado following a grand slam.

Gibaut was suspended by Major League Baseball for three games, appealed the suspension and was active for Tuesday’s game.

He came in Monday night in the eighth inning after young Padres slugger Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a grand slam on a 3-0 pitch off Juan Nicasio with San Diego leading by seven runs in a game it eventually won 14-4.

 

 

NHL NEWS

PHILADELPHIA 2 MONTREAL 0

Carter Hart is making postseason history and has the Flyers on the brink of advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade.

Hart stopped 29 shots for his second straight shutout, Michael Raffl and Phil Myers each scored and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Tuesday to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

The top-seeded Flyers can wrap up the series in Game 5 on Wednesday. The Flyers haven’t advanced to the second round of the playoffs since 2012, made the Stanley Cup Final since 2010 or won it all since 1975.

 

DALLAS 2 CALGARY 1

John Klingberg scored his first goal since the NHL’s restart early in the third period, and the Stars held on for a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames in a crucial Game 5 of their Western Conference playoff series Tuesday.

 

WASHINGTON 3 NY ISLANDERS 2

Alex Ovechkin scored twice, including the go-ahead goal early in the third period, as Washington rallied from two goals down to beat the New York Islanders 3-2 Tuesday night and avoid a sweep in their first-round series.

 

VEGAS 4 CHICAGO 3

Alex Tuch scored the tiebreaking goal 1:34 into the third period, and the Vegas Golden Knights rallied from an early two-goal deficit to eliminate the Chicago Blackhawks with a 4-3 win in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series on Tuesday night.

 

Dale Hawerchuk, a hockey phenom who became the face of the Winnipeg Jets en route to the Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 57 after a battle with cancer.

The Ontario Hockey League’s Barrie Colts, a team Hawerchuk coached, confirmed the death on Twitter on Tuesday.

“After an incredibly brave and difficult battle with cancer, our dad has passed away. My family is so proud of him and the way he fought. (hash)HawerchukStrong,” Eric Hawerchuk, one of Dale’s sons, wrote on Twitter.

A teenage star, Hawerchuk was drafted first overall by the Jets in 1981. He went on to play nine seasons in Winnipeg and five in Buffalo before finishing up his distinguished 16-year NHL career with stints in St. Louis and Philadelphia.

Hawerchuk had 518 goals and 1,409 points in 1,188 regular-season games. He added 30 more goals and 99 assists in 97 playoff games.

 

 

NFL NEWS

The Chiefs will allow up to 2,000 season ticket holders to attend training camp on Saturday, making them the first NFL team to allow fans since the coronavirus pandemic dramatically altered the way teams are preparing for the season.

The team also said that up to 5,000 season ticket holders will be allowed at practice on Aug. 29, when the franchise plans to raise a new Super Bowl championship flag over the west end zone.

The Chiefs typically draw thousands of fans daily to training camp on the campus of Missouri Western State University, about an hour’s drive north of Kansas City in St. Joseph, Missouri. But the pandemic caused the Chiefs and the few other teams that still leave home for training camp to instead hold all their workouts at team facilities.

The Chiefs are fortunate in that their practice facility is just across the parking lot from Arrowhead Stadium. They have been using both locations to allow for more social distancing in walk-throughs and meetings. The practices that are open to fans will be at Arrowhead Stadium, where they will be able to social distance.

 

The Tennessee Titans won’t have fans at their home opener on Sept. 20 against Jacksonville because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Titans announced the decision Tuesday. Nashville’s Major League Soccer team also won’t have any fans at home games in September.

Burke Nihill, the Titans’ president and CEO, says they wish they could open in front of fans as a franchise coming off its first AFC championship game in 17 years. But he says the Titans support the mayor and the local health department’s decision to keep Nissan Stadium closed to fans at least to start the season.

The Titans play only one home game in September. Team officials have been working with public health experts to design a stadium plan in the hopes that fans will be able to attend some of the eight scheduled home games this season. Those precautions include mandatory masks, socially distant seating, contactless faucets and hand sanitizer stations throughout the stadium.

Nashville’s MLS team has three games scheduled through Sept. 12 at Nissan Stadium. Nashville SC set a record for the largest soccer crowd in Tennessee with its MLS debut on Feb. 29 as fans packed Nissan Stadium.

 

The Browns’ first significant injury of 2020 is self-inflicted. Cleveland might have a second one.

Pro Bowl running back Nick Chubb has been placed in concussion protocol after he sustained a head injury while being tackled around the neck by starting linebacker Mack Wilson during the team’s first fully padded practice on Monday.

Not long after first-year Browns coach Kevin Stefanski announced Chubb’s concussion on Tuesday, Wilson, who was demoted to the second-team defense for hurting his teammate, sustained a left knee injury while breaking up a pass and had to be carted off the field.

Following practice, a Browns spokesman said Wilson was undergoing further evaluation.

Per league rules, Chubb, who finished second in the NFL last season with 1,494 yards rushing, will have to pass several neurological tests before he’ll be permitted to return.

 

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS

North Carolina coach Mack Brown said he remains “confident” that the Tar Heels will play football this season after the school shut down in-person undergraduate classes.

Brown said Tuesday that the school’s move to online courses after recent coronavirus clusters in student housing and a fraternity could ultimately help “create a better seal around our program and a better bubble.”

Brown said team staffers hosted a Zoom call for parents on Monday to address questions. Athletes can choose to remain in current residences, while some football players have previously chosen to opt out of the upcoming season.

Brown said many players were already taking online courses and that the team will continue once-weekly testing of players for the coronavirus.

He said the team is trying to “make sure our players and our staff understand that we’ve got three months here where we cannot go outside for social reasons or to eat or anything else if we want to have our football season.”

 

The Southeastern Conference will prohibit “suite hopping” as part of COVID-19 guidelines designed for fan safety and health in preparation for conference-only play this season.

Decisions on whether fans can attend games will be made closer to Sept. 26 when the league begins play. Attendance numbers will be left to member schools but must follow state and local guidelines. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations should be followed in the absence of those measures.

Furniture in premium seating and clubs shall be arranged to promote physical distancing, the guidelines add. Physical distancing and face coverings will also be stressed there as well as in public areas, including concessions, where barriers must be installed. The SEC guidelines also suggest “grab and go” food options, with drinks provided directly to spectators and single-serve condiments offered.

SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said its 14 schools adopted the fan guidelines as a baseline and added, “They provide conference-wide expectations for protection of guests who are able to attend our games.”

 

INDIANA ASSOCIATED PRESS MEDIA PRE—SEASON FOOTBALL POLLS

CLASS 6A

1 Center Grove

2 Carmel

3 Brownsburg

4 Avon

5 Ben Davis

6 Warren Central

7 Merrillville

8 Lafayette Jeff

9 Homestead

10 North Central

 

CLASS 5A

1 New Palestine

2 Valparaiso

3 Cathedral

4 Fort Wayne Dwenger

5 Decatur Central

6 Zionsville

7 Mishawaka

8 Harrison (West Lafayette)

9 Bloomington North

10 Whiteland

 

CLASS 4A

1 Evansville Memorial

2 Hobart

3 East Noble

4 East Central

5 Mooresville

6 Mount Vernon

7 Mississinewa

8 New Prairie

9 NorthWood/Roncalli

 

3A

1 Chatard

2 W. Lafayette

3 Heritage Hills

4 Mishawaka Marian

5 Brebeuf

6 Gibson Southern

7 Fort Wayne Concordia

8 Lawrenceburg

9 Danville

10 Southridge

 

2A

1 Western Boone

2 Eastbrook

3 Evansville Mater Dei

4 Andrean

5 Pioneer

6 Triton Central

7 Rensselaer Central

8 Heritage Christian

9 Scecina

10 Lewis Cass

 

1A

1 Indianapolis Lutheran

2 Lafayette Central Catholic

3 South Adams

4 Adam Central

5 Southwood

6 West Washington

7 Parke Heritage

8 North Vermillion

9 Northfield

10 North Decatur

 

 

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION PRE-SEASON POLLS

6A

1 Center Grove

2 Carmel

3 Brownsburg

4 Avon

5 Ben Davis

6 Warren Central

7 Merrillville

8 Lafayette Jeff

9 North Central

10 Ft. Wayne Snider

 

5A

1 New Palestine

2 Valparaiso

3 Indianapolis Cathedral

4 Fort Wayne Dwenger

5 Decatur Central

6 Zionsville

7 Harrison (West Lafayette)

8 Mishawaka

9 Concord/Whiteland

 

4A

1 Evansville Memorial

2 Hobart

3 East Noble/Mooresville

5 Mount Vernon

6 East Central

7 Mississinewa

8 New Prairie

9 NorthWood

10 Marion

 

3A

1 Indianapolis Chatard

2 W. Lafayette

3 Brebeuf

4 Heritage Hills

5 Gibson Southern

6 Fort Wayne Concordia

7 Mishawaka Marian

8 Lawrenceburg

9 Guerin Catholic

10 Southridge

 

2A

1 Western Boone

2 Eastbrook

3 Evansville Mater Dei

4 Andrean

5 Pioneer

6 Rensselaer Central

7 Triton Central

8 Indianapolis Scecina

9 Tipton

10 Heritage Christian

 

1A

1 Lafayette Central Catholic

2 Indianapolis Lutheran

3 South Adams

4 Adam Central

5 Parke Heritage

6 Southwood/West Washington

8 North Vermillion

9 Churubusco

10 Monroe Central

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANA PRE-SEASON BOYS SOCCER POLLS

3A

  1. Zionsville
  2. North Central
  3. Noblesville
  4. Center Grove
  5. Fishers
  6. Chesterton
  7. Carmel
  8. Wayne Carroll
  9. Northridge
  10. Hamilton Southeastern
  11. Lake Central
  12. Castle
  13. Warsaw
  14. Crown Point
  15. Bloomington South
  16. Columbus East
  17. Pike
  18. Southport
  19. Goshen
  20. Elkhart

 

 

2A

  1. Evansville Memorial
  2. Mishawaka Marian
  3. Washington Community
  4. Concordia Lutheran
  5. Guerin Catholic
  6. Cardinal Ritter
  7. South Bend St. Joseph
  8. Heritage Hills
  9. NorthWood
  10. Leo
  11. Brebeuf Jesuit
  12. West Noble
  13. Culver Academies
  14. Danville
  15. Gibson Southern
  16. Western
  17. Canterbury
  18. Manchester
  19. Speedway
  20. Lebanon

 

1A

  1. Lakewood Park Christian
  2. Jac-Cen-Del
  3. Indianapolis Lutheran
  4. Providence
  5. Argos
  6. Scecina Memorial
  7. Oldenburg Academy
  8. Park Tudor
  9. Greenwood Christian
  10. Bethany Christian
  11. Heritage Christian
  12. South Knox
  13. Bethesda Christian
  14. South Spencer
  15. Lafayette Central Catholic
  16. Covington
  17. Central Christian Academy
  18. Cristel House Academy
  19. Illiana Christian
  20. Cascade

 

 

INDIANA GIRLS PRE-SEASON SOCCER POLLS

3A

1 Noblesville

2 Carmel

3 Hamilton Southeastern

4 Penn

5 Evansville Memorial

6 Valparaiso

7 Castle

8 SB Saint Joseph

9 Evansville Reitz

10 Center Grove

11 Homestead

12 Fishers

13 Avon

14 Columbus North

15 East Central

16 Zionsville

17 Guerin Catholic

18 Chesterton

19 Brownsburg

20 Bloomington South

 

2A

  1. Evansville Mater Dei
  2. FW Dwenger
  3. Mishawaka Marian
  4. South Dearborn
  5. Brebeuf Jesuit
  6. Batesville
  7. Cathedral
  8. Bishop Chatard
  9. Wheeler
  10. Northview
  11. Jasper
  12. West Lafayette
  13. Lawrenceburg
  14. Heritage Hills
  15. North Harrison
  16. Tri West
  17. Hamilton Heights
  18. Western
  19. Bellmont
  20. Dekalb

 

1A

  1. Park Tudor
  2. Lafayette Central Catholic
  3. FW Blackhawk
  4. Andrean
  5. Boone Grove
  6. Providence
  7. Argos
  8. Oldenburg
  9. Eastbrook
  10. Heritage Christian-Indy
  11. Evansville Day
  12. Bethany Christian
  13. Vincennes Rivet
  14. South Spencer
  15. Tipton
  16. Forest Park
  17. Manchester
  18. South Adams
  19. Evansville Christian
  20. South Knox