MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
|Chi White Sox||4||Final|
COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
Virginia 4 Dallas Baptist 0
Tennessee 15 LSU 6
Notre Dame 9 Mississippi State 1
North Carolina State 3 Arkansas 2
Arizona 16 Ole Miss 3
Texas 12 S. Florida 4
INDIANA STATE BASEBALL FINALS
Monday, June 21
Class A | Washington Township (26-7) vs. Shakamak (19-9) | 5 pm ET / 4 pm CT
Class 2A | Eastside (23-5) vs. Providence (21-6) | 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT
Tuesday, June 22
Class 3A | Hanover Central (29-3-1) vs. Southridge (25-7) | 5 pm ET / 4 pm CT
Class 4A | Fishers (23-12) vs. Jasper (30-2) | 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT
INDIANA BOYS STATE GOLF FINALS
Day 1: Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 8 am ET / 7 am CT.
Day 2: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 8 am ET / 7 am CT.
|Palmetto Championship at Congaree|
|Jun. 10-13, Congaree Golf Club, Ridgeland, South Carolina|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Garrick Higgo||68||69||68||68||-11 (273)||F|
|2t||Chesson Hadley||65||66||68||75||-10 (274)||F|
|2t||Tyrrell Hatton||71||68||67||68||-10 (274)||F|
|2t||Doc Redman||65||72||70||67||-10 (274)||F|
|2t||Hudson Swafford||68||70||70||66||-10 (274)||F|
|2t||Bo Van Pelt||69||71||66||68||-10 (274)||F|
|2t||Jhonattan Vegas||66||72||69||67||-10 (274)||F|
|8t||Ryan Armour||71||69||71||64||-9 (275)||F|
|8t||David Lipsky||71||70||67||67||-9 (275)||F|
|10t||Matthew Fitzpatrick||71||70||69||66||-8 (276)||F|
|10t||Dustin Johnson||65||68||73||70||-8 (276)||F|
|10t||Pat Perez||70||66||71||69||-8 (276)||F|
|10t||Erik van Rooyen||65||71||72||68||-8 (276)||F|
|14t||Harris English||67||69||67||74||-7 (277)||F|
|14t||Will Gordon||68||75||70||64||-7 (277)||F|
|14t||Tain Lee||67||68||71||71||-7 (277)||F|
|14t||Wilco Nienaber||68||68||74||67||-7 (277)||F|
|14t||Chez Reavie||67||69||73||68||-7 (277)||F|
|19t||Beau Hossler||71||71||68||68||-6 (278)||F|
|19t||Satoshi Kodaira||69||72||68||69||-6 (278)||F|
|19t||Danny Lee||67||73||67||71||-6 (278)||F|
|19t||Rob Oppenheim||69||68||71||70||-6 (278)||F|
|19t||Scott Piercy||71||70||69||68||-6 (278)||F|
|19t||Seamus Power||70||66||71||71||-6 (278)||F|
|25t||Joseph Bramlett||71||72||68||68||-5 (279)||F|
|25t||Rhein Gibson||70||71||68||70||-5 (279)||F|
|25t||Bill Haas||71||70||70||68||-5 (279)||F|
|25t||Anirban Lahiri||69||73||70||67||-5 (279)||F|
|25t||Henrik Norlander||70||68||73||68||-5 (279)||F|
|25t||Ian Poulter||68||72||69||70||-5 (279)||F|
|31t||Austin Cook||70||69||70||71||-4 (280)||F|
|31t||Luke Donald||71||69||67||73||-4 (280)||F|
|31t||Hank Lebioda||68||74||71||67||-4 (280)||F|
|31t||C.T. Pan||69||72||69||70||-4 (280)||F|
|35t||Broc Everett||69||72||69||71||-3 (281)||F|
|35t||Tommy Fleetwood||68||75||70||68||-3 (281)||F|
|35t||Sungjae Im||75||68||71||67||-3 (281)||F|
|35t||Russell Knox||71||71||71||68||-3 (281)||F|
|35t||Matthew NeSmith||72||69||75||65||-3 (281)||F|
|35t||Bryson Nimmer||68||75||67||71||-3 (281)||F|
|35t||Chase Seiffert||70||71||71||69||-3 (281)||F|
|35t||Ben Taylor||72||70||69||70||-3 (281)||F|
|35t||Davis Thompson||71||69||71||70||-3 (281)||F|
|44t||Aaron Baddeley||70||73||68||71||-2 (282)||F|
|44t||Kevin Chappell||68||72||69||73||-2 (282)||F|
|44t||Scott Harrington||70||71||67||74||-2 (282)||F|
|44t||Wes Roach||64||77||67||74||-2 (282)||F|
|44t||Nick Taylor||67||73||70||72||-2 (282)||F|
|44t||Peter Uihlein||73||70||71||68||-2 (282)||F|
|50t||J.B. Holmes||69||74||72||68||-1 (283)||F|
|50t||Patrick Rodgers||67||70||73||73||-1 (283)||F|
|52t||Byeong Hun An||67||73||76||68||E (284)||F|
|52t||Sam Ryder||67||74||68||75||E (284)||F|
|52t||Roger Sloan||67||75||74||68||E (284)||F|
|52t||Vaughn Taylor||67||72||72||73||E (284)||F|
|56||Rafael Campos||73||70||70||72||+1 (285)||F|
|57t||Jonathan Byrd||68||73||75||70||+2 (286)||F|
|57t||Mark Hubbard||71||71||74||70||+2 (286)||F|
|57t||Robby Shelton||72||71||68||75||+2 (286)||F|
|60t||Chris Baker||68||75||73||71||+3 (287)||F|
|60t||Tyler Duncan||70||72||74||71||+3 (287)||F|
|60t||Brandt Snedeker||72||70||75||70||+3 (287)||F|
|63||Josh Teater||68||75||72||73||+4 (288)||F|
|64t||Robert Garrigus||69||74||72||74||+5 (289)||F|
|64t||Michael Gellerman||71||70||73||75||+5 (289)||F|
|66||Richard S. Johnson||67||76||74||73||+6 (290)||F|
|67||Andrew Putnam||71||72||75||73||+7 (291)||F|
|68||Adam Schenk||73||70||71||78||+8 (292)||F|
|LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship|
|Jun. 10-13, Lake Merced Golf Club, Daly City, California|
|Rank||Name||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Total||Thru|
|1||Matilda Castren||71||69||69||65||-14 (274)||F|
|2||Min Lee||70||69||68||69||-12 (276)||F|
|3t||Hannah Green||72||71||71||66||-8 (280)||F|
|3t||So Yeon Ryu||73||73||67||67||-8 (280)||F|
|5t||Celine Boutier||72||75||70||64||-7 (281)||F|
|5t||Jenny Coleman||71||69||71||70||-7 (281)||F|
|5t||Danielle Kang||71||66||74||70||-7 (281)||F|
|5t||Jenny Shin||72||69||70||70||-7 (281)||F|
|9t||Jodi Ewart Shadoff||74||70||73||65||-6 (282)||F|
|9t||Lydia Ko||72||70||70||70||-6 (282)||F|
|9t||Leona Maguire||65||73||74||70||-6 (282)||F|
|9t||Angel Yin||72||69||72||69||-6 (282)||F|
|13t||Cydney Clanton||75||71||68||69||-5 (283)||F|
|13t||A Lim Kim||72||69||69||73||-5 (283)||F|
|13t||Jennifer Kupcho||69||72||70||72||-5 (283)||F|
|13t||Lucy Li||71||71||70||71||-5 (283)||F|
|13t||Yu Liu||72||69||74||68||-5 (283)||F|
|13t||Yealimi Noh||72||69||71||71||-5 (283)||F|
|13t||Annie Park||72||70||72||69||-5 (283)||F|
|13t||Jane Park||69||71||73||70||-5 (283)||F|
|21t||Lauren Kim||69||69||71||75||-4 (284)||F|
|21t||Ryann O’Toole||73||71||70||70||-4 (284)||F|
|21t||Jasmine Suwannapura||66||76||72||70||-4 (284)||F|
|21t||Patty Tavatanakit||70||71||71||72||-4 (284)||F|
|21t||Lindsey Weaver||73||69||69||73||-4 (284)||F|
|26t||Esther Henseleit||77||70||72||66||-3 (285)||F|
|26t||Alison Lee||68||72||74||71||-3 (285)||F|
|26t||Xiyu Lin||73||73||72||67||-3 (285)||F|
|29t||Nicole Broch Larsen||72||71||74||69||-2 (286)||F|
|29t||Ashleigh Buhai||71||71||70||74||-2 (286)||F|
|29t||Shanshan Feng||73||70||72||71||-2 (286)||F|
|29t||Inbee Park||69||75||70||72||-2 (286)||F|
|29t||Sarah Schmelzel||74||69||73||70||-2 (286)||F|
|34t||Mina Harigae||73||71||69||74||-1 (287)||F|
|34t||Sei Young Kim||73||74||69||71||-1 (287)||F|
|34t||Nanna Koerstz Madsen||74||69||72||72||-1 (287)||F|
|34t||Jeong Eun Lee||71||73||73||70||-1 (287)||F|
|34t||Wichanee Meechai||72||76||73||66||-1 (287)||F|
|34t||Lexi Thompson||71||72||70||74||-1 (287)||F|
|40t||Wei-Ling Hsu||74||69||74||71||E (288)||F|
|40t||Charley Hull||73||68||73||74||E (288)||F|
|40t||Minjee Lee||73||69||76||70||E (288)||F|
|40t||Giulia Molinaro||76||72||73||67||E (288)||F|
|40t||Hee Young Park||76||71||71||70||E (288)||F|
|40t||Michelle Wie West||73||75||69||71||E (288)||F|
|46t||Lindy Duncan||72||70||75||72||+1 (289)||F|
|46t||Janie Jackson||76||71||73||69||+1 (289)||F|
|46t||Katherine Kirk||75||72||73||69||+1 (289)||F|
|46t||Azahara Munoz||75||73||71||70||+1 (289)||F|
|46t||Emma Talley||71||75||70||73||+1 (289)||F|
|46t||Kelly Tan||75||73||73||68||+1 (289)||F|
|52t||Georgia Hall||77||70||70||73||+2 (290)||F|
|52t||Haeji Kang||73||71||74||72||+2 (290)||F|
|52t||Brittany Lincicome||76||72||71||71||+2 (290)||F|
|52t||Alena Sharp||75||69||74||72||+2 (290)||F|
|52t||Albane Valenzuela||68||74||68||80||+2 (290)||F|
|57t||Dana Finkelstein||72||72||74||73||+3 (291)||F|
|57t||Linnea Johansson||73||72||74||72||+3 (291)||F|
|57t||Hyo Joo Kim||71||74||72||74||+3 (291)||F|
|57t||Min Seo Kwak||71||71||71||78||+3 (291)||F|
|57t||Su-Hyun Oh||71||70||74||76||+3 (291)||F|
|57t||Jennifer Song||74||73||74||70||+3 (291)||F|
|57t||Lauren Stephenson||70||71||76||74||+3 (291)||F|
|64t||Haru Nomura||78||68||73||73||+4 (292)||F|
|64t||Bianca Pagdanganan||71||73||77||71||+4 (292)||F|
|64t||Sarah Jane Smith||73||73||72||74||+4 (292)||F|
|67||Gemma Dryburgh||73||74||77||69||+5 (293)||F|
|68t||Da Yeon Lee||69||72||73||81||+7 (295)||F|
|68t||Ayako Uehara||75||73||69||78||+7 (295)||F|
|70||Klara Spilkova||71||76||75||74||+8 (296)||F|
|71t||Ana Belac||72||75||74||76||+9 (297)||F|
|71t||Kristy McPherson||75||73||72||77||+9 (297)||F|
|71t||Pornanong Phatlum||72||73||79||73||+9 (297)||F|
|71t||Jing Yan||71||72||78||76||+9 (297)||F|
|75t||Kendall Dye||72||72||76||78||+10 (298)||F|
|75t||Kyung Kim||72||76||74||76||+10 (298)||F|
|77t||Jacqui Concolino||75||72||79||73||+11 (299)||F|
|77t||Mariajo Uribe||69||76||78||76||+11 (299)||F|
|NASCAR All-Star Race|
|Jun 13, 2021 | Texas Motor Speedway – Fort Worth, Texas | 150.0 mi|
|Pos||Driver||Car #||Make||Started||Laps||Led||Points / Bonus||Out ?|
|1||Kyle Larson||5||Chevrolet||1||100||17||0 / 0||running|
|2||Brad Keselowski||2||Ford||9||100||5||0 / 0||running|
|3||Chase Elliott||9||Chevrolet||6||100||12||0 / 0||running|
|4||Joey Logano||22||Ford||7||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|5||Ryan Blaney||12||Ford||17||100||15||0 / 0||running|
|6||Alex Bowman||48||Chevrolet||15||100||9||0 / 0||running|
|7||William Byron||24||Chevrolet||8||100||30||0 / 0||running|
|8||Aric Almirola||10||Ford||20||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|9||Kyle Busch||18||Toyota||2||100||6||0 / 0||running|
|10||Kurt Busch||1||Chevrolet||13||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|11||Christopher Bell||20||Toyota||3||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|12||Michael McDowell||34||Ford||11||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|13||Martin Truex Jr.||19||Toyota||10||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|14||Cole Custer||41||Ford||4||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|15||Kevin Harvick||4||Ford||12||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|16||Tyler Reddick||8||Chevrolet||19||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|17||Matt DiBenedetto||21||Ford||21||100||6||0 / 0||running|
|18||Ross Chastain||42||Chevrolet||18||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|19||Austin Dillon||3||Chevrolet||5||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|20||Ryan Newman||6||Ford||14||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|21||Denny Hamlin||11||Toyota||16||100||0||0 / 0||running|
|2021 NASCAR All-Star Race Stats|
|Scheduled Laps: 100|
|Total Laps: 100|
|Distance: 150.000 miles|
|Average Speed: 84.919|
|Cautions: 7 ( 0 Laps )|
|Margin of Victory: 0.206|
|Lead Changess: 10 among 8 Drivers|
|Time of Race: 1:45:59|
Bucks tie series with 107-96 Game 4 win as Nets lose Irving
MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton finally are getting a little more help, while Kevin Durant keeps seeing his superstar cohorts get hurt.
And now a second-round playoff series that once looked like a Brooklyn Nets runaway suddenly is up for grabs.
Antetokounmpo scored 34 points and the Bucks rolled to a 107-96 Game 4 victory Sunday to tie the series, while the Nets, lost Kyrie Irving to a sprained right ankle.
The Bucks erased a 2-0 deficit by winning two straight in Milwaukee. Game 5 is Tuesday night at Brooklyn.
“We’re very happy, but we’ve got to keep getting better, keep playing together and hopefully we can go into Brooklyn and take one,” Antetokounmpo said.
Brooklyn’s immediate concern is the health of its superstar trio.
Irving was hurt midway through the second quarter and didn’t return. The Nets already are missing nine-time All-Star and 2018 MVP James Harden, who hasn’t played since the opening minute of Game 1 due to right hamstring tightness.
That puts even more pressure on Durant, who has carried the Nets this series and provided 28 points and 13 rebounds Sunday. The only other Net in double figures was Irving, who had 11 points before leaving.
Nets coach Steve Nash said X-rays taken on Irving’s ankle were negative and that the seven-time All-Star’s status for Game 5 is uncertain at this point.
“We’ll have to see how it goes,” Nash said. “We’ll cross our fingers.”
After Irving made a basket in the paint to cut the Bucks’ lead to 44-40 midway through the second quarter, his left leg hit the right leg of Antetokounmpo on his way down. Irving landed awkwardly, his ankle rolled and he clutched at it as play briefly continued on the other end of the floor.
When play stopped due to a change of possession, team officials went to check on Irving, who appeared in pain on the floor before walking to the locker room. The Nets announced at halftime that Irving wouldn’t return.
The Bucks already had taken the lead for good even before Irving’s injury.
They got more balance Sunday after eking out an 86-83 victory in Game 3, when Middleton and Antetokounmpo combined for 68 points, 79% of the Bucks’ scoring output. That marked the highest percentage of a team’s points that a duo had combined to score in any NBA playoff game ever.
Middleton scored 19 points, Jrue Holiday had 14, P.J. Tucker got 13 and Bryn Forbes added 10 for the Bucks. Holiday had nine assists and Middleton had eight.
“At this stage, it’s whatever it takes to win the game,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “It certainly helps to get more guys contributing, making shots. P.J. Tucker was phenomenal on both ends of the court.”
After the Nets scored 13 straight points to take a 34-23 lead early in the second quarter, Milwaukee responded with a 21-4 run to seize control of the game. That stretch featured a 12-0 spurt including a four-point play from Middleton, two corner 3-pointers from Tucker and a dunk from Antetokounmpo.
“They went on a run,” forward Jeff Green said, “and we just didn’t bounce back.”
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Fiserv Forum crowd changed, “Bucks In Six!” That’s been a rallying cry among the fan base ever since former Milwaukee guard Brandon Jennings incorrectly predicted his eighth-seeded Bucks would win a 2013 first-round series over the top-seeded Heat in six games.
“Now it’s a three-game series,” Nash said. “We’ve got to get home, rest up and get our minds and bodies ready. Stay positive.”
MVP Nikola Jokic ejected, Suns sweep Nuggets 125-118
DENVER (AP) Chris Paul couldn’t miss. Devin Booker couldn’t be stopped.
The Phoenix Suns roared into the Western Conference Finals for the first time in 11 years Sunday night with a testy 125-118 victory over Denver that completed a four-game sweep.
The Nuggets? Well, they went down fighting.
Paul scored 37 points and Booker added 34 in a physical game marred by MVP Nikola Jokic’s ejection for a flagrant foul in the third quarter.
Jokic was tossed with 3:52 left in the third and his Nuggets trailing 83-76 after his hard right-hand windmill swipe sent the ball flying but also caught Cameron Payne in the face.
Jokic said he meant only to commit a hard foul on Payne to spark his team.
“I wanted to change the rhythm of the game, I wanted to give us some energy,” Jokic said. “I tried to make a hard foul. Did I hit him? I didn’t know. I say sorry if I did because I didn’t want to injure him or hit him in the head on purpose.”
Booker took umbrage at the hard foul and got in the big man’s face before teammates and coaches pulled everyone apart.
“It was just an emotional play,” Booker said. “I don’t think he meant harm by it. It was just a frustration foul. It was tough, just defending my teammate. That was it.
“I saw him go up to Cam after and apologize. I’ve played against the Joker multiple times. I know he’s not a malicious player.”
Officials assessed a double technical on Jokic and Booker and after a review, ejected the MVP after upgrading his foul to a Flagrant 2. Jokic finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds in 28 minutes.
Nuggets coach Michael Malone said he watched the play while the officials reviewed the call “and I just assumed it would be a Flagrant 1 at the worst.”
“I didn’t feel like it warranted a Flagrant 2 ejection because he’s making a play on the ball,” Malone said. “There’s marginal contact to Cameron Payne’s nose, I believe. So, I was shocked. I’m still a little bit shocked that they called a Flagrant 2 and ejected the MVP on such a play.”
Suns coach Monty Williams also was taken aback.
“I didn’t really think it was anything malicious,” Williams said. “In those moments you have to regulate your emotions. That’s what we’ve been talking about all season long.”
With their franchise-record seventh straight playoff victory, the Suns advanced to the conference championship for the first time since 2010 – the last time they even reached the playoffs.
After knocking out LeBron James and the defending champion Lakers in Round 1, the Suns quickly dispatched Denver and made Jokic the first MVP to get swept in a playoff series since Magic Johnson in 1989.
Will Barton led Denver, which trailed by 13 heading into the fourth quarter, with 25 points, Michael Porter Jr. added 20 and Monte Morris 19.
The Nuggets survived the loss of star Jamal Murray to a torn ACL on April 12, winning 13 of 18 to close out the regular season and taking care of Portland in five games in the opening round.
They went farther than any of last year’s semifinalists, but they sorely missed Murray against the loaded Suns.
“Hopefully we can start next season fresh and healthy as possible to make another run at this thing,” Malone said.
Every time the Nuggets made a run, Paul was there to stop it. His 37-point outburst was one more than his age and marked his best production in three years.
“It was a great series for him,” Morris said. “Salute to Chris Paul. He played amazing.”
“He always had an answer for everything we tried,” Facundo Compazzo added.
Booker credited Paul and his veteran leadership for transforming the Suns from an up-and-coming team in the bubble last year to a championship contender this summer.
“You can ask anybody on this team how has Chris developed your game and everybody’s going to have a lengthy answer because he cares,” Booker said.
Thanks in large part to Paul, Jokic became the first MVP to get swept in a playoff series since the Pistons downed Magic Johnson and the Lakers in four in the NBA Finals in 1989.
Jokic’s ejection came 48 hours after an emotional celebration before Game 3 in which the Serbian dedicated his MVP trophy to his teammates, coaches, trainers and the front office.
The only NBA player to play all 72 games this season, Jokic spent the fourth quarter in his locker room as his teammates’ comeback without him fell short.
“We’ve never been in that position all season with Nikola not being out there,” Morris said not long after fans streamed from the arena chanting “MVP! MVP!”
Semyon Varlamov, Islanders beat Lightning 2-1 in Game 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Semyon Varlamov and the New York Islanders are on a roll.
The veteran goaltender made 30 saves to outplay Andrei Vasilevskiy, and the Islanders got goals from Mathew Barzal and Ryan Pulock to hold off defending champion Tampa Bay 2-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup semifinals.
The Lightning lost a series opener for the first time this postseason. It’s also the first series deficit they’ve faced since dropping Game 1 of last year’s Cup final to the Dallas Stars.
“In our minds Varly is one of the best goalies in the league. When there is a chance against him he’s been there all year for us,” New York’s Jordan Eberle said, adding the Islanders are building confidence by the victory.
“I think if you look at the way the playoffs have gone for us, our game has continued to get better and that’s what you want to see. We’re in the final four, so you should have confidence. This is obviously a good start for us, but we know they are going to come out pushing the next game.”
Varlamov won his fourth straight playoff start, joining teammate Ilya Sorokin as only the third pair of goaltenders from the same team to have personal winning streaks of at least four games in a single postseason.
Sorokin won four in a row during New York’s first-round victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Varlamov won four games in the second round, including the final three as the Islanders rallied to eliminate the Boston Bruins.
“Goaltending is all about timely saves. We’ve got two that have done that for us,” Islanders coach Barry Trotz said. “They have done it all year.”
Barzal opened the scoring when he took a pass from Josh Bailey and skated in just ahead of pursuing defender Jan Rutta to slip the puck through Vasilevskiy’s pads at 12:32 of the second period.
Pulock sent a shot past the Vezina Trophy finalist from just inside the blue line for a two-goal lead at 5:36 of the third.
The best-of-seven series, which continues in Tampa Tuesday night, is a rematch of last year’s Eastern Conference final won by the Lightning in six games.
Most of the players are the same, including Varlamov and Vasilevskiy, and the Lightning are very familiar with Trotz, who has faced them at this stage of the playoffs three of the past four seasons.
“It’s frustrating to lose. … But this team is no different than the team we basically played in the bubble,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. “We just made too many mistakes, unforced errors. Managing the puck is a big thing against this team.”
The Islanders helped themselves by staying out the penalty box for most the afternoon, limiting the Lightning to just two power-play opportunities – the last coming with 1:38 remaining and producing Tampa Bay’s only goal.
With Vasilevskiy on the bench, the Lightning who already had six skaters on the ice when New York’s Brock Nelson drew a penalty for high-sticking, took advantage on 6-on-4 to get on the board with Braden Point’s ninth goal this postseason with 53 seconds to go.
“We knew they were going to come out pretty hard, they always do at home,” Varlamov said, adding a strong start defensively was crucial. “We didn’t give up stupid penalties. … They only had two power plays.”
The Islanders are the first team since the 1980 Philadelphia Flyers (Phil Myre, Pete Peeters) to have two goaltenders with win streaks of at least four games in the same playoff year. The Bruins (Eddie Johnston, Gerry Cheevers) were the first team in 1972.
NOTRE DAME BASEBALL: Blasts & Tyrell Lead No. 10 Irish Past No. 7 Bulldogs, 9-1
STARKVILLE, Miss. — With the season on the line Sunday night at Dudy Noble Field, the 10-seed Notre Dame baseball team (34-12) responded in a big way with a 9-1 win over No. 7 Mississippi State (44-16) to force a decisive game three Monday night.
The bats continued to stay hot for the Irish in the second game of the Super Regional, scoring at least eight runs for the fifth time this postseason. The long ball was key for the Irish once again and it was the bottom of the order that produced on Sunday night. David LaManna in the nine-hole and Jack Brannigan in the seven-hole both hit home runs to extend the Irish lead in the middle innings. The Irish have totaled 19 home runs across their five postseason games and have had two in each of the games in Starkville.
Aidan Tyrell put together another incredible start on the mound, coming off his career best start in the Regional Final win over Central Michigan. After giving up a run in the first inning, he settled in and the Irish spotted him the early lead. He tossed 7.1 innings of one-run ball, including six straight scoreless frames from the second into the eighth. He tied a career high with six strikeouts and was two outs shy of his career high in innings.
With the win, the Irish snapped a nine-game postseason winning streak at Dudy Noble Field for the Bulldogs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Bulldogs jumped out in front after the first two batters of the game. Rowdy Jordan tripled into the gap in left field and scored on the sacrifice fly from Tanner Allen. After the first half inning, Mississippi State led 1-0.
The lead did not last long as the Irish got in front in the bottom of the first. The bases were loaded with two outs for Zack Prajzner and he beat out an infield single to score Ryan Cole from third. Jared Miller kept running from second and beat the throw home to give the Irish a 2-1 lead.
The Irish put a crooked number on the scoreboard in the fourth and it started with some small ball. Brooks Coetzee put down a sacrifice with runners on first and second and forced an errant throw to reach base. Carter Putz made it home from second for the first run of the inning. The very next batter, LaManna crushed a three-run blast into the seats in left to extend the Irish lead to 6-1.
The long ball continued in the sixth for the Irish. After trying to get a sacrifice bunt down earlier in the at-bat, Brannigan lifted a breaking ball over the wall in left for a two-run home run. It was his first home run of the postseason and grew the Irish lead to 8-1.
The final run came home in the seventh as Ryan Cole scored his second run of the game on a fielder’s choice from Putz.
The Irish and Bulldogs will meet Monday night for a pivotal game three and the winner will advance to Omaha. Monday’s game is set for a 7 p.m. ET start and will be aired on either ESPN2 or ESPNU.
Suárez, surging Reds sweep Rockies, move back over .500
CINCINNATI (AP) Eugenio Suarez hit an early two-run homer and the surging Cincinnati Reds climbed back over .500 for the first time since April 21, beating the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Sunday.
The Reds have won 10 of their last 13, including three straight over the Rockies. It was the Reds’ first sweep of Colorado in Cincinnati since 2006.
“It was a great series,” Reds manager David Bell said. “A lot of great things happened – offense, bullpen and starting pitching.”
Tony Santillan, recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday to make his major league debut while filling in for injured Sonny Gray, fell one out short of qualifying for the win. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed one run on five hits and four walks in 4 2-3 innings, striking out five.
Santillan needed 97 pitches to get 14 outs, leaving with the bases loaded and rain falling. He also hit two batters.
“It wasn’t a pretty line, but I battled out of tough situations,” Santillan said. “I can be happy and build off that.”
Ryan Hendrix, the first of five Reds relievers, came in and struck out Dom Nunez swinging on a ball in the dirt blocked by Gold Glove catcher Tucker Barnhart.
“It’s nice having Tucker back there,” said Hendrix (3-1), who got credit for the win. “He blocks everything.”
Barnhart helped Santillan escape a second-inning jam, hustling around the plate umpire to make a sliding catch of pitcher Antonio Senzatela’s popped-up bunt near Colorado’s on-deck circle with runners on first and third and one out.
The Rockies stranded 10 runners in the first five innings, twice leaving the bases loaded, on the way to their fourth straight loss and seventh in their last nine. They left 12 runners on in the game and were swept on the road for the fifth time this season.
Colorado fell to 5-27 on the road, on pace to break the worst road record in major league history, the 13-65 mark by the 1935 Boston Braves. The Rockies are hitting a big league-worst .201 on the road and a major league-high .277 at home.
Suarez followed Joey Votto’s RBI single in the second with his 14th homer of the season, a drive that left fielder Raimel Tapia watched sail into the stands after just two steps.
Senzatela (2-7) lasted two batters into the seventh inning, leaving after Shogo Akiyama’s pinch-hit double off the right field wall put runners at second and third. Jesse Winker had a two-run double in the inning.
The Rockies needed just four pitches from Santillan to take a 1-0 lead. Tapia singled on the second pitch, Yonathan Daza hit the next pitch to right for a ground-rule double and Charlie Blackmon delivered a sacrifice fly on his first pitch.
Santillan regrouped to strike out Trevor Story looking and coax Ryan McMahon into an inning-ending flyout.
“We had multiple opportunities to get a big hit,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “What’d we leave, 12 or 13 guys on base? (Senzatela) did his job. I thought, for the most part, his stuff was good. He threw the ball fine. We had a couple of opportunities. We just couldn’t break through.”
McMahon added his 15th homer in the seventh.
Davies sharp, Cubs beat Cardinals 2-0 for 3-game sweep
CHICAGO (AP) Zach Davies tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning to outduel Carlos Martinez, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Sunday night to complete a three-game sweep.
The Cubs have won five straight and 15 of 20 to remain in a tie with the Milwaukee Brewers atop the NL Central. Chicago kept up its success at Wrigley Field, where it has won six in a row and nine of 10.
“These guys are playing at a high level,” manager David Ross said. “They’re playing with a ton of confidence. I think the talent is showing up on a nightly basis. I think we find a way to win every single night. It’s a good feeling to have a nice homestand and sweep a division opponent.”
The teams combined for only six hits, four by the Cubs. Anthony Rizzo went 1 for 4 and recorded the game’s only RBI.
St. Louis has dropped three straight and 11 of 13 to fall one game below .500 for the first time since April 23 at 32-33.
Davies (4-3) struck out six and walked two in 6 2/3 innings to win his second straight start.
The right-hander retired the first 13 batters he faced before Tyler O’Neill singled off the glove of third baseman Patrick Wisdom. O’Neill tried for a double when the ball rolled into foul territory, but Wisdom recovered to throw him out.
The Cardinals’ only threat against Davies came in the seventh. Dylan Carlson led off with a double, but Davies responded by getting sluggers Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado to ground out. Davies was pulled after walking O’Neill to put runners on first and second.
Ryan Tepera came on to get Yadier Molina to ground into a force play for the final out of the inning.
Tepera also worked a scoreless eighth and Craig Kimbrel struck out three in the ninth, working around a one-out walk, for his 18th save in 20 chances.
Martinez (3-7) allowed two unearned runs on four hits in seven innings to drop his third straight start. It was a dramatic turnaround from his previous two starts when the right-hander gave up a combined 15 runs in 4 2/3 innings, including 10 runs while getting just two outs on June 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
“He was fantastic, he was tremendous,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said of Martinez. “Great passion, great pace. The slider was filthy, the 4-seamer was solid. He was in control of what he was doing the whole time.”
The Cubs scored twice in the third. Eric Sogard led off with a double, advanced to third on a groundout and scored when shortstop Paul DeJong misplayed a grounder by Joc Pederson for an error with two out. Two batters later, Pederson scored on a single by Rizzo.
Rodón takes no-hitter into 7th; White Sox sweep Tigers
DETROIT (AP) Carlos Rodon took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and the Chicago White Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-1 win on Sunday.
Rodon (6-2) was going for his second no-hitter of the season. He took a perfect game into the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians on April 14, hitting a batter with one out before finishing the no-no.
The Tigers didn’t come close to a hit until Eric Haase’s deep fly fell just past left fielder Andrew Vaughn’s glove for a double with one out in the seventh.
“I left a slider over the plate and he put a good swing on it,” Rodon said. “I thought Andrew had made the catch, and I think Haase did too, but he just missed it. Left field is huge here, and he couldn’t have done anything else to get there.”
Rodon finished the inning, allowing one run on one hit and two walks while striking out nine. Evan Marshall and Liam Hendriks completed the one-hitter, with Hendriks getting his AL-leading 17th save.
The last visiting pitcher to throw a no-hitter at Detroit was the Angels’ Nolan Ryan on July 15, 1973.
The Tigers used six pitchers on a bullpen day, one day after using catcher Jake Rogers and infielder Harold Castro to pitch the final two innings of a 15-2 loss.
The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning on Jose Abreu’s RBI single off Tyler Alexander (0-1), and Leury Garcia made it 2-0 in the fifth with a run-scoring double.
Buck Farmer, called up from Triple-A Toledo before the game, hit Danny Mendick with the bases loaded in the sixth, then walked Garcia to make it 4-0.
“We were hoping to get more than one inning from Buck, but he used up a lot of pitches getting out of his own jam,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said.
Haase took third on a wild pitch after his double and scored on Niko Goodrum’s sacrifice fly.
“That was a tough spot, because we all know what was happening,” Haase said. “He was dominating and really grinding us down. Even my hit was more of a one-handed swing that just got past a glove.”
Rodon and catcher Zack Collins thought they had struck out Hasse out on a 2-2 slider, but plate umpire Pat Hoberg called it a ball.
“Pat’s one of the best umpires in the game,” Rodon said. “If he missed one, it means he’s human. It just wasn’t meant to be today.”
Buehler, Betts propel Dodgers to 5-3 win over Rangers
LOS ANGELES (AP) Mookie Betts knows he’s struggling. He still homered and scored three runs.
The Dodgers’ bullpen let six straight Rangers reach base and allowed three runs in the ninth. Kenley Jansen still got three gritty outs with the bases loaded to end it.
Manager Dave Roberts was thoroughly unhappy with his team’s performance. Los Angeles still moved within one game of the overall NL lead.
The standards are simply higher when you’re the defending World Series champions, and the Dodgers are winning even when they aren’t meeting their own expectations.
Walker Buehler pitched six scoreless innings of five-hit ball to remain unbeaten since 2019, and the Dodgers held off Texas 5-3 on Sunday when Jansen escaped a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam.
“Today, I don’t think we played a very good baseball game, and we came away with the win,” Roberts said.
Buehler (6-0) survived a rough first inning and made it through his second straight scoreless start, while his teammates cobbled together enough runs for a comfortable win. But the Dodgers’ bullpen struggled in the ninth until Jansen belatedly throttled the rally.
Jason Martin and Isiah Kiner-Falefa drove in runs in the ninth off reliever Phil Bickford. Jansen came on and gave up an RBI single to Willie Calhoun on his first pitch before Texas loaded the bases.
The veteran closer then got two popups before Nick Solak grounded out to end a nine-pitch at-bat and Jansen’s 15th save. No wonder Roberts was frustrated, although he declined to give specifics.
“Throughout the game, there are some things we need to get better at,” Roberts said. “It’s just good that Kenley came in and shut the door.”
Zach McKinstry had a two-run double while going 3 for 3 with a walk, and Gavin Lux added his own RBI double in the fifth victory in six games. The Dodgers (39-26) moved right behind San Francisco (40-25) atop the division and secured the series win after these clubs traded 12-1 victories in the first two games.
One night after Texas ended its franchise-record-tying 16-game road losing streak, the Rangers fell to an MLB-worst 8-25 in interleague play over the past two seasons. They have lost 14 of 17 despite avoiding their eighth shutout loss of the season with that exciting ninth.
Buehler wasn’t dominant by his own lofty standards, but he lasted at least six innings for the 13th time in his 13 starts this season – a feat he also accomplished in his final two playoff starts last season. He hasn’t lost a decision since September 2019, going 10-0 in 28 appearances.
But after throwing seven scoreless innings at Pittsburgh last Tuesday, Buehler had to throw 33 pitches in the first against Texas. He walked the bases loaded, and the Rangers stole two bases before Buehler escaped without allowing a run.
“With Walker Buehler, we know this guy is good, and we had him on the ropes in the first inning,” Texas manager Chris Woodward said. “Getting a big hit there changes the entire game.”
The Dodgers took the lead two batters later when Betts walked and Lux drove him in with a double to the left-center gap off Dane Dunning (2-5).
Betts sliced his seventh homer into the short right field porch in the third, giving respite to the former AL MVP during a difficult stretch. Betts entered the game batting .225 in June.
“I don’t know exactly what I need to do, which is the frustrating part, but I just have to find a way,” Betts said.
McKinstry drove in two more runs with a two-out double later in the inning. The rookie also had two singles and a walk, ending his 2-for-23 slump since returning from his oblique muscle injury.
Hernández hits 2 of Jays’ 8 HRs in 18-4 rout of Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) Teoscar Hernandez belted a pair of three-run homers over the Green Monster – two of Toronto’s eight longballs – and Marcus Semien extended his road hitting streak to 26 games as the Blue Jays pounded the Boston Red Sox 18-4 on Sunday.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Cavan Biggio, Rowdy Tellez and Semien also went deep for the Blue Jays, a day after they belted five homers in a 7-2 victory. Guerrero’s was his major league-leading 21st.
Toronto’s eight homers Sunday were the most allowed by Boston in franchise history.
“It’s unbelievable,” Hernandez said. “I’m hoping it can be like that every day so we can have fun and laugh the whole game.”
Bichette had four of Toronto’s season-high 20 hits, and Guerrero, Hernandez and Gurriel each had three. The Jays also reached a season high for runs.
“Honestly, I don’t know,” winning pitcher Robbie Ray said, when asked what he’d do if he was facing Toronto’s lineup. “Maybe try to make them hit the ball right at somebody. The way that we were swinging it today was really impressive.”
Xander Bogaerts and Bobby Dalbec homered for Boston, which captured the series opener before Toronto’s power surge.
Semien’s club-record streak is the majors’ longest since Dexter Fowler hit safely in 27 straight road games for the Cubs from September 2015 to May 2016.
Toronto hit five homers in two straight games for the third time in team history, also in 2020 and 2017.
Ray (4-2) struck out 10 over six innings, giving up three runs, four hits and three walks.
The Blue Jays grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first against Martin Perez on Hernandez’s three-run homer and a solo shot from Gurriel.
Semien’s drive into the batters’ eye in center made it 5-0 in the second, prompting loud boos from the Fenway Park crowd. Those quickly turned to mock cheers when Red Sox manager Alex Cora came out to pull Perez after the next batter, Bichette, singled.
“We need to do a better job, that’s the bottom line,” Cora said. “It’s been a horrible week for us pitching-wise.”
The Red Sox have given up 53 runs in their last six games.
Perez (4-4) retired only four batters, getting tagged for five runs on six hits. In his last two starts, he’s allowed 11 runs in 3 1/3 innings, ballooning his ERA from 3.09 to 4.52.
“I’m not locating the ball where I want to,” he said. “The last two they have been hitting good against me, that’s part of the game.”
Toronto broke it open with four runs in the fourth and four more in the fifth, making it 13-1. Hernandez hit his second three-run shot, a drive estimated at 440 feet that left Fenway in the fourth, after Guerrero’s RBI single.
In the fifth, Bichette’s three-run shot also left the park.
Djokovic claims 19th Slam with 5-set comeback at French Open
PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic left the court to go the locker room for a little chat with himself after dropping the first two sets of the French Open final Sunday.
Part of him worried he was too diminished and depleted to overcome that deficit against his younger, fresher foe, Stefanos Tsitsipas. And another part of Djokovic insisted he would.
Guess which side was right?
Aided by flawless serving down the stretch, a determined Djokovic summoned his imperious best and came all the way back to beat Tsitsipas 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 for his second championship at Roland Garros and 19th Grand Slam title overall – one away from the men’s record shared by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
“There’s always two voices inside: There is one telling you that you can’t do it, that it’s done, it’s finished. That voice was pretty strong after that second set,” Djokovic said. “So I felt that that was a time for me to actually vocalize the other voice and try to suppress the first one that was saying I can’t make it. I told myself I can do it. Encouraged myself. I strongly started to repeat that inside of my mind, tried to live it with my entire being.”
After ending the match with a leaping volley, Djokovic who spread his arms, tapped his chest and crouched to touch the red clay at Court Philippe Chatrier. When he went to the sideline, he handed his racket to a boy in the stands he said had been offering advice throughout.
Once the third set was underway, Djokovic felt better and played better.
“After that,” he said, “there was not much of a doubt for me.”
Yes, his triumph went from in danger to inevitable: Djokovic did not face a break point in any of the last three sets.
Djokovic became one of three men – alongside Rod Laver and Roy Emerson – to have won each major twice. As the reigning champion at the Australian Open and French Open, he heads to Wimbledon, which starts June 28, eyeing another rare achievement: He is halfway to joining Laver and Don Budge as the only men with a calendar-year Grand Slam.
The 34-year-old Djokovic eliminated 13-time French Open champion Nadal – a challenge the Serb likened to scaling Mt. Everest – in a semifinal that lasted more than four hours Friday night.
That was only Nadal’s third loss in 108 matches at the clay-court major tournament.
Djokovic also defeated Nadal in the 2015 quarterfinals before losing that year’s final. It appeared the same fate awaited Sunday, when the 22-year-old Tsitsipas had the upper hand against a drained Djokovic.
“It was not easy for me,” Djokovic said, “both physically and mentally.”
But he eventually completed his sixth career comeback from two sets down – and second of the past week.
Djokovic – who trailed 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti two sets to none in the fourth round – is the first man in the professional era to win a major title after twice facing a 2-0 deficit in sets during the tournament.
“Suddenly just felt cold and out of it,” Tsitsipas said. “I felt like I kind of lost my game a little bit.”
This was the first major final for Tsitsipas and the 29th for Djokovic, who also won the 2016 French Open, to go with nine titles at the Australian Open, five at Wimbledon and three at the U.S. Open.
Also key: Djokovic is 35-10 in five-setters – including a men’s-record 32 wins at majors – while Tsitsipas is 5-5.
Krejcikova completes titles sweep in Paris with Siniakova
PARIS (AP) French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a rare sweep of titles at Roland Garros as she won a third women’s doubles major trophy with fellow Czech teammate Katerina Siniakova on Sunday.
Less than 24 hours after she claimed her maiden singles slam title, Krejcikova became the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to lift both trophies at the clay-court major. Only seven women have completed the titles sweep at Roland Garros.
“Right now after all of this happened, this last two weeks, last two days, I feel really relieved and relaxed,” Krejcikova said. “I just know from now on I can really enjoy because I have pretty much achieved everything I really wanted. Now I can just improve, that’s the only thing I can do, just improving.”
In addition to her pair of trophies, Krejcikova will reclaim the No. 1 spot in the doubles rankings next week.
“We will have a little bit glass of champagne,” Krejcikova said. “I already said I don’t really drink but I think it’s a time to actually celebrate it. I think we going to really enjoy.”
Krejcikova, who defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for the women’s singles title on Saturday, also became the first player to sweep both titles at any Grand Slam tournament since Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2016.
Krejcikova and Siniakova are both 25 but have extensive experience playing together, having started their partnership in the juniors back in 2013. It clearly showed in their 6-4, 6-2 win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek in Sunday’s final as they converted five of their seven break points.
After racing to a 4-0 lead in the opening set, they resisted a late comeback from their rivals with an efficient display at the net. Krejcikova served out the set at love as Mattek-Sands missed a tough backhand volley.
The Czech pair won the last four games and sealed the match with Siniakova’s final backhand winner.
Siniakova and Krejcikova had already won in Paris in 2018 and claimed the Wimbledon trophy the same year.
“I’m just really happy that we have another title and looking forward we going to continue with our cooperation in Wimbledon and also for the Olympics,” Krejcikova said. “I hope there’s going to be a bright future for us.”
Swiatek was the defending singles champion in Paris but bowed out in the quarterfinals this year.
South Africa’s Higgo wins Palmetto Championship at Congaree
RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) Garrick Higgo’s day began with a call from South African golfing great Gary Player. It ended in triumph just like so many of Player’s Sundays did in his Hall of Fame career.
The 22-year-old Higgo won the Palmetto Championship at Congaree for his first career victory on the PGA Tour, taking the tournament after leader Chesson Hadley squandered a two-shot lead with bogeys on his final three holes.
The 85-year-old Player told his rising, young countryman not to worry about trailing leader Chesson Hadley by six shots starting the final round.
“He’d told me he’s done it before, won quite a few times from six behind, seven behind,” Higgo recalled. “Just try and do your thing and stay up there. You don’t know what can happen.”
Player was right as Higgo remained patient and steady throughout – and made sure to take advantage when opportunities arose.
The left-hander did that with a closing 3-under 68 – his fourth round in the 60s this week – charged by an eagle on the par-5 12th hole and a birdie on the 14th to reach 11-under, the winning score.
Higgo kept himself in position on the challenging 17th hole, rolling in a 10-foot par save after not hitting the fairway on his first two shots.
Higgo sensed the moment was his if he could sink the putt. “I had a good feeling on that,” he said with smile.
He also benefitted from a late collapse by Hadley, who held the lead after the second and third rounds. Hadley, seeking his first tour win since 2014, was still ahead by two shots starting the 16th hole. But a wayward tee shot led to a bogey there and he failed to get up and down on the 71st and 72nd holes to give away the win.
Hadley finished with a 75 after rounds of 65-66-68.
“I can only imagine what it looked like on TV because it looked freaking awful from my view,” he said. “I just didn’t have it today. It was bad and (I’ve) got to do better and I will.”
Player later posted his congratulations to Higgo on social media. Player called it “one of the most enjoyable things for me to witness in my career. He is without a doubt the most humble, well mannered young man that you could wish to meet. Watch this space, big things to come!”
Higgo had won twice on the European Tour in the Canary Islands before playing in the PGA Championships on Kiawah Island, where he tied for 64th. He’ll head West to Torrey Pines for the U.S. Open next week.
After that, Higgo thinks he’ll likely fulfill his dream of playing regularly on the PGA Tour. His win makes him exempt through the 2023 season. He also earned $1.314 million for the career-altering victory.
“So at the moment, I’ll focus on that, see if I can keep going,” he said.
Hadley fell into a tie for second at 10 under with Hudson Swafford (66), Doc Redman (67), Jhonattan Vegas (67), Tyrrell Hatton (68) and Bo Van Pelt (68).
When Higgo tapped in for par on the 18th, he headed off to wait for a potential playoff. Turns out, he didn’t need the extra reps as Hadley missed a 10-footer for par to fall to give the rising young player his first signature win.
Higgo took off his sunglasses and grinned when told of his victory, then hugged his caddie to celebrate.
To-ranked Dustin Johnson made a run at the top late in the round, coming within a shot of Hadley after birdies on the 10th, 12th and 13th holes. His chances ended with a triple bogey on the 16th hole and he finished with a 70 to tie for 10th.
Van Pelt made birdie on the 15th to get to 12 under, then gave it right back with a bogey on No. 16.
Matilda Castren first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history
DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) Matilda Castren became the first Finnish winner in LPGA Tour history Sunday in the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, pulling away on the front-nine at foggy Lake Merced and holding off Min Lee by two strokes.
“It’s a huge honor to be a winner as a rookie, and especially first one from Finland,” Castren said. “That’s a really big honor.”
Two strokes behind Lee entering the final day of the tour’s two-week run on the San Francisco Peninsula, Castren birdied the first three holes, eagled the par-5 fifth and birdied the par-5 ninth for a front-nine 30. She followed with eight straight pars and holed a 3-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th for a 7-under 65.
“It’s been a dream of mine to win since I was a little girl, and to see it happen and just to win, it’s such an amazing feeling.” Castren said. “There is nothing that compares to it. One of my thoughts was, `Well, I don’t have to go to Q-School this fall.'”
The 26-year-old former Florida State won in her 15th career LPGA Tour start. She finished at 14-under 274 after tying for 30th last week in the U.S. Women’s Open at nearby Olympic Club.
“I was definitely nervous, so my mindset was just going in thinking one shot at a time, one hole at a time, and see what happens, and just trying to enjoy the day because it was my first time in the final group,” Castren said. “I thought it was great for experience no matter what happened. It just turned out I had a great day on the course and got the trophy.”
Lee finished with a 69. She cut Castren’s lead to one with a birdie on the par-5 15th, but dropped a stroke with a two-putt bogey on the par-3 17th.
“I think I’m playing good today,” Lee said. “Obviously, she played much better on the front, so I’m not going to punish myself because it was a great week.”
Lee missed a chance to became the first player to follow a Symetra Tour victory with an LPGA Tour win in her next start. The 26-year-old player from Taiwan won the Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship two weeks ago in Florida on the developmental tour.
“Winning a tournament you have to practice, and this is a great practice,” Lee said. “Maybe after couple times I will be there.”
Hannah Green (66) and So Yeon Ryu (67) tied for third at 8 under.
Lexi Thompson shot a 74 to tie for 34th at 1 over. A week ago at Olympic, she blew a five-stroke lead in the final round, playing the last seven holes in 5 over to finish a stroke out of a playoff that Yuka Saso won. Saso and Women’s Open playoff loser Nasa Hataoka skipped the event at Lake Merced.
Michelle Wie West closed with a 71 to tie for40th at even par after missing the weekend cuts in her first four events of the year.
Doctor: Eriksen ‘was gone’ before being resuscitated
COPENHAGEN (AP) Denmark’s team doctor said Sunday that Christian Eriksen’s heart stopped and that “he was gone” before being resuscitated with a defibrillator at the European Championship.
Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 group game against Finland on Saturday and was given lengthy medical treatment before regaining consciousness.
“He was gone. And we did cardiac resuscitation. And it was cardiac arrest,” said team doctor Morten Boesen, who led the work in giving Eriksen treatment on the field. “How close were we? I don’t know. We got him back after one defib. That’s quite fast.”
Eriksen was in stable condition at a Copenhagen hospital and had spoken to teammates via video link on Sunday, team officials said.
Boesen said it was still unclear what caused the midfielder’s collapse.
“I’m not cardiologist, so the details about why it happened and further, I will leave to the experts,” he said.
He also said the 29-year-old Eriksen may not have survived had the game not been played at a major soccer tournament with top-class medical equipment at hand.
“That was completely decisive, I think,” Boesen said. “The time from when it happens to when he receives help is the critical factor, and that time was short. That was decisive.”
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand said when he spoke to Eriksen, the Inter Milan midfielder was more concerned about his teammates’ well being than his own.
“He said `I don’t remember much but I’m more concerned about you guys. How are you doing?'” Hjulmand said. “That’s typical Christian. . It was good to see him smile.”
The Danish players and team staff were being given crisis management assistance as they process the incident. Eriksen fell face-forward to the ground late in the first half and his teammates formed a protective circle around him while the medics gave him treatment.
The game was suspended for about 90 minutes before resuming. Finland won 1-0 after scoring in the second half.
Denmark canceled a planned training session on Sunday but Hjulmand said they would try to go back to their normal routines on Monday. He insisted the players are determined to finish the tournament, with Denmark playing Belgium next in Group B on Thursday.
“(Eriksen) would like for us to play,” Hjulmand said. “We are trying to get back to some normality tomorrow. That is completely in line with what the psychologists are saying, and the way I want to try to lead this group forward.”
The decision to restart the game on Saturday has been heavily criticized by many in Denmark, including former players Peter Schmeichel and Michael Laudrup.
UEFA gave Denmark the option to resume the game Sunday at noon but the players opted to finish it Saturday evening instead. A later date was not possible because Finland plays its second group game on Wednesday in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Hjulmand said he remained proud of his players for finishing the game, but that he now had second thoughts about not insisting it should have been called off.
“In hindsight, I wonder if I could have done something differently,” Hjulmand said. “Because when I look back, I honestly do not think we should have been back on the field. I am so proud that the players were able to mobilize and give it a try. It was a huge effort. But I have a guilty conscience that we were back out there.”
Larson wins 2nd NASCAR All-Star race, this one in Texas
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Kyle Larson was back in the NASCAR All-Star race, and got another $1 million by winning it again.
Larson held off a hard-charging Brad Keselowski during the final 10-lap shootout at Texas on Sunday night, after a slippery three-wide pass for the lead, and pushed Hendrick Motorsports to its second consecutive win, and 10th overall, in the annual non-points race with a seven-figure prize.
Defending All-Star winner and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott, who started the sixth and final segment of the 100-lap race out front, didn’t stay there long.
Larson pushed his teammate, then got in front on the outside through the fourth turn. They were three-wide before Keselowski pulled ahead briefly at the line, then Larson got ahead to stay for the last eight laps.
“That last restart worked out exactly how I needed it to. I wanted Chase to not get a good run down the back,” Larson said.
“Thankfully, I think (Keselowski) got to his inside, and I just shoved him down the back and he probably thought I was going to just follow him and I was like, there’s got to be enough grip where we’d be running for one corner,” he said. “It was a little slick up there but I was able to get it and hold him off from there. I can’t believe it.”
Larson said he had nearly all four tires in a groove above where they had been running laps. He had decided earlier that he’d go for it if given the chance.
“No points on the line … If I wreck, I wreck,” he said.
Crew chief Cliff Daniels said he didn’t even think there was a lane up there, “and he put it up there, and it stuck.”
Larson has gone to Victory Lane three weekends in a row, and four times overall this season.
Keselowski said running second to Hendrick cars these days is somewhat of an accomplishment.
“They’re just stupid fast, and I had him off of Turn 4 but they just have so much speed,” Keselowski said. “He just motored right on back by me, like damn.”
Larson was with Chip Ganassi Racing when he won the 2019 All-Star race. He missed last year’s big event at Bristol while serving a six-month suspension after using a racial slur during a livestream while in a virtual race during the pandemic. That nearly cost him his career, but Rick Hendrick gave him an opportunity this season to get back into the Cup Series.
Second in points with 10 races to go before the playoffs, Larson now only the eighth driver to be a two-time All-Star race winner.
Elliott finished third, ahead of Joey Logano, Ryan Blaney and Alex Bowman. William Byron, Aric Almirola, Kyle Bush and Kurt Busch rounded out the top 10 in the 21-car field.
Hendrick drivers Elliott, Byron and Larson started the final segment 1-2-3 – with Penske drivers Ryan Blaney, Keselowski and Joey Logano 4-6. Elliott had moved from third to first during the 30-lap fifth segment that included a required four-tire stop and $100,000 prize for his crew that had the fastest stop.
“Kyle got to my outside and that was the end of it, really. Just got beat,” Elliott said.
Byron won the fourth segment, and had the lowest cumulative finish through the first four 15-lap segments. Larson, Blaney and Bowman, another Hendrick driver, finished in front for the first three segments.
On a hot night deep in the heart of Texas, drivers emerged through the saloon doors on a huge facade during prerace introductions while their cars were rolled through a corral gate. Drivers did their warmup laps while rocker Sammy Hagar performed “I Can’t Drive 55” from the stands, finishing the song right at the green flag.
Texas is the third different track in three years for the All-Star race. Charlotte Motor Speedway hosted it 34 of the first 35 years before a move out of North Carolina last summer because of COVID-19 restrictions.
The All-Star race at Texas served as a sendoff and full-circle finish for old-school NASCAR promotor Eddie Gossage, the Texas Motor Speedway president working his last day for Speedway Motorsports.
Gossage, now 62, had considering stepping down for at least two years. He was chosen by Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith to oversee the 1,500-acre complex since its groundbreaking in 1995, two years before the first Cup race at the track that included a big crash in the first turn of the first lap.
He was a young public relations director at Charlotte in 1992 when, during a news conference to promote NASCAR’s first nighttime All-Star race, one of his stunts literally set Smith’s hair on fire. When Smith threw the giant light switch rigged by Gossage to highlight the Charlotte speedway’s new lighting system, sparks flew.
Three decades after he thought he was headed for the unemployment line, Gossage is going out on his own terms. He planned to spend Monday at the pool with his three grandchildren.
Dolphins, LB Baker agree on 3-year, $39 million extension
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Jerome Baker have agreed on a three-year, $39 million contract extension, agent Drew Rosenhaus said Sunday.
The deal includes $28.4 million in guaranteed money, Rosenhaus said.
Baker has played in all 48 games in his first three seasons with the Dolphins, starting 37 of them. He led the Dolphins in tackles in each of the past two seasons – 126 in 2019, 112 last season – and had a career-best seven sacks in 2020.
“I want to play here for the rest of my career,” Baker said Friday at a Dolphins’ organized team activity workout, one that preceded a mandatory minicamp scheduled for this week. “I love it here. I love the fans. I love the organization. I love everybody here. Yeah, I definitely see myself playing here for a long time.”
The Dolphins took the former Ohio State standout in the third round of the 2018 draft, making him the 73rd pick overall.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1870 At the Capitoline Grounds in Brooklyn, the Cincinnati Red Stockings see their 130-game consecutive winning streak (81 official games and 49 exhibitions) come to an end, losing to the Atlantics in extra innings, 8-7. During the game, in an effort not to hit the ball to George Wright, the opponents’ slick-fielding shortstop, hometown third baseman, and captain, Bob Ferguson, bats left-handed, becoming the first-known switch-hitter in baseball history.
1919 Batting only .198 in 25 games since being acquired last month from the Seattle Rainiers of the Pacific Coast League, Joe Wilhoit scratches out a first-inning single to begin the longest consecutive game hitting streak in the history of professional baseball. The Wichita Jobbers’ outfielder will hit safely in 69 Western League contests, collecting 153 hits in 297 at-bats for an astounding .515 batting average.
1926 In what will turn out to be one of John McGraw’s worst trades, the Giants deal outfielder Billy Southworth, batting .328 at the time, to the Cardinals for Heinie Mueller, who will hit only .265 over two seasons for New York. The Redbirds’ new fly chaser, a future Hall of Famer, will play an important role in the team’s world championship this season.
1933 New York manager Joe McCarthy and infielder Lou Gehrig, are thrown out of the game, resulting in the Yankee skipper getting suspended for three games. Fortunately, his first baseman isn’t, and the ‘Iron Horse’s’ consecutive game streak stays intact at 1,249 contests.
1952 After purchasing Hank Aaron from the Indianapolis Clowns for $10,000, the Braves sign the 18 year-old Negro League player and assign him to the Eau Claire Bears, the team’s Class-C farm team. The future home run king, named the Northern League’s Rookie of the Year when he hits .336 and nine homers in 87 games, will play second base for the Wisconsin minor league team.
1952 Warren Spahn, in the Braves’ 3-1 loss to the visiting Cubs, goes the distance, whiffing 18 batters in 15 innings. The Boston southpaw, who homers for the team’s lone run, becomes the sixth pitcher to compile 18 or more strikeouts in a game, but the first hurler who needed extra frames to accomplished the feat.
1953 Before 74,708 fans, the Yankees sweep the Indians, 6-2 and 3-0, to extend the team’s winning streak to eighteen consecutive games. The Bronx Bombers’ run of victories will end with a 3-1 loss to St. Louis, one win shy of the franchise mark of 19 set in 1947.
1956 Frank ‘Trader’ Lane lives up to his nickname when the Cardinals GM completes a seven-player deal with the Giants. The Redbirds swap future Hall of Famer second baseman Red Schoendienst, catcher Bill Sarni, and southpaw Dick Littlefield to the Jints for shortstop Alvin Dark, outfielder Whitey Lockman, backstop Ray Katt, and left-hander Don Liddle.
1963 In a 10-3 win over the Reds at Crosley Field, Mets outfielder Duke Snider hits his 400th career homer off of Bob Purkey. With his sweet left-handed swing, the future Hall of Famer will finish his 18-years in the major leagues with 407 round-trippers.
1963 At Cleveland Stadium, Willie Kirkland becomes just the second major leaguer, joining Vern Stephens, to hit two extra-inning home runs in the same game. The Indian outfielder’s 11th inning round-tripper ties the game at two runs apiece, with his homer in the 19th resulting in a 3-2 walk-off victory over Washington, extending the Senators’ losing streak to ten games.
1965 Reds starter Jim Maloney, who strikes out 18 batters, no-hits the Mets for ten innings but loses 1-0 when Johnny Lewis connects for a homer in the eleventh in the Crosley Field contest. In August at Wrigley Field, the right-hander will again give up no hits through the first nine innings but records this time a no-hitter when his teammate Leo Cardenas connects in the top of the tenth, providing the only run in Cincinnati’s 1-0 victory over Chicago.
1966 The Florida State League’s Miami Marlins edge Sparky Anderson’s St. Petersburg Cardinals, 4-3, in the longest uninterrupted game ever played in organized baseball. The 29-inning FSL contest takes six hours and 59 minutes to complete.
1969 Reggie Jackson accumulates 11 total bases and drives in ten runs in Oakland’s 21-7 rout of the Red Sox. The A’s outfielder’s offensive output in the Fenway Park contest includes a pair of two-run homers, a double, and a single.
1969 After playing nine years in New York, 30 year-old Tom Tresh is traded by the Yankees to the Tigers for outfielder Ron Woods. The 1962 Rookie of the Year, who grew up in Detroit, will retire at the end of the season after batting .224 in 94 games for his new team.
1974 The Angels, thanks to Denny Doyle’s one-out double plating Mickey Rivers in the 15th inning, beat the Red Sox and Luis Taint, who goes the distance in the 4-3 walk-off loss to the Halos. California starter Nolan Ryan, throwing an unbelievable 235 pitches, whiffs Cecil Cooper six consecutive times in the Anaheim Stadium contest en route to striking out 19 batters, a feat the 27 year-old right-hander will accomplish three times this season.
1975 The Angels trade Denny Doyle to the Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later (Chuck Minor) and cash. Boston’s new slick-fielding second baseman will play a pivotal role in the team’s championship season, compiling a 22-game hitting streak and batting .310 after arriving from California.
1978 The Phillies trade outfielders Jay Johnstone and Bobby Brown to the Yankees for right-hander Rawly Eastwick. Philadelphia’s new reliever will compile a 2-1 record this season, appearing in 51 games.
1985 After retiring two seasons ago, Earl Weaver returns to the Orioles dugout, replacing his successor Joe Altobelli, who won a world championship in his first year with the club. In the 105 games remaining, ‘Earl of Baltimore’ will guide the team to a 53-52 record, retiring for good at the end of next season after the O’s finish in seventh place.
1989 In a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays at County Stadium, Robin Yount’s consecutive games streak ends. The Brewers center fielder establishes a new club record by playing in 276 straight contests.
1990 The National League announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams. The two new franchises that will begin playing in 1993 are the Florida Marlins and Colorado Rockies.
1995 Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7, five singles and a double, and drives in the winning run in the 13th inning of the Giants’ 4-3 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The Giant third baseman sets a major league record by getting 14 hits in three games.
1996 After breaking Lou Gehrig’s record, Cal Ripken continues to set new standards for consecutive games when he surpasses the world record of 2,216th straight contests established by Sachio Kinugasa, on hand at Kauffman Stadium to see his global accomplishment eclipsed. The former Hiroshima Carp third baseman set the previous mark in 1987 while playing in the Japanese Central League.
1998 With a 4-2 victory over Cleveland, the Yankees tie a major league record by winning or splitting their 24th consecutive series. The Bronx Bombers equal the mark shared by the 1912 Red Sox and the 1970 Reds.
2002 Due to the 14 interleague contests in National League ballparks, a designated hitter doesn’t come to bat in a full slate of major league games for the first time since 1972. Visiting hurlers will get plenty of opportunities to swing the bat, as there isn’t a home game scheduled in an American League park for ten consecutive days.
2005 Behind Chuck Klein (683rd game – 1933) and Lloyd Waner (686th game – 1932), Ichiro Suzuki (696th game – 2005) becomes the third-fastest big leaguer player to reach the 1000-hit mark. The 31 year-old Mariners outfielder also holds the record in Japan for being the quickest player to attain 1,000 hits, reaching the milestone in 757 games.
2005 After being asked to investigate in the seventh inning, the umpires examine Brendan Donnelly’s glove for a foreign substance and discover illegal pine tar. The Angel pitcher, who claims he uses the material to control sweating, is tossed, resulting in his skipper Mike Scioscia and Nationals manager Frank Robinson exchanging angry words, which incites a brawl, clearing both benches and bullpens.
2006 Russ Ortiz (0-5, 7.54) becomes the highest-paid player ever to be cut by a major league team. Although the team still owes $22 million of the $33 million of the four-year deal signed in December 2004, the Diamondbacks designate the 32 year-old righty for assignment, meaning the club has ten days to trade, waive, or release the pitcher, who has a 1-14 record in his last 19 starts.
2010 After just seven days in the major leagues, Stephen Strasburg is named National League Player of the Week. The Nationals’ right-handed flamethrower starts his career 2-0 with 22 strikeouts, second to only Karl Spooner, who fanned five more batters in his first two major league starts with the Dodgers in 1954.
2014 Jimmy Rollins becomes the Phillies’ all-time hits leader when he singles in the fifth against Chicago’s Edwin Jackson for his 2,235th hit for the 132 year-old franchise. At the end of the frame, Mike Schmidt, the Hall of Famer who set the previous mark, greets the 35 year-old switch-hitting shortstop with a high-five and a hug at first base with the entire team than coming out from the Philadelphia dugout to offer their congratulations on the milestone hit.
2015 The Blue Jays, with their 13-5 rout of the Red Sox at Fenway Park, win their 11th straight game, tying a franchise record, a mark accomplished three times previously. The team’s consecutive-victory streak will be snapped tomorrow with a 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Mets at Citi Field.
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|Indiana Fever||1||11||.083||7.5||1-4||0-7||1-7||1-9||7 L|