“THE SCOREBOARD”

MAJOR LAGUE BASEBALL

CINCINNATI 7 NY YANKEES 6 (10)

KANSAS CITY 3 TORONTO 1

CLEVELAND 4 DETROIT 0

TAMPA BAY 5 BOSTON 4

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 12 MINNESOTA 2

SEATTLE 6 TEXAS 5

HOUSTON 3 LA ANGELS 2 (10)

MIAMI 3 PITTSBURGH 2 (11)

COLORADO 8 SAN DIEGO 5

ATLANTA 5 WASHINGTON 4

LA DODGERS 4 ST. LOUIS 0

NY METS 8 CHICAGO CUBS 0

MILWAUKEE 3 SAN FRANCISCO 2 (10)

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

COLUMBUS 7 INDIANAPOLIS 0

BOX SCORE: https://www.milb.com/gameday/indians-vs-clippers/2022/07/14/666314#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=666314

SOUTH BEND 5 PEORIA 1

FORT WAYNE 5 LANSING 4

WNBA

LAS VEGAS 108 NEW YORK 74

DALLAS 92 MINNESOTA 87

PHOENIX 80 WASHINGTON 75

CHICAGO 80 LOS ANGELES 68

BOX SCORES: https://www.wnba.com/scores/#/07/14/2022

BRITISH OPEN AND BARRACUDA FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD:

http://hosted.stats.com/golf/final.asp?tour=PGA

LPGA DOW GREAT LAKES LEADERBOARD:

http://hosted.stats.com/golf/final.asp?tour=LPGA

INDIANA PACERS SUMMER LEAGUE SCHEDULE

INDIANA 96 CHARLOTTE 84…BENNEDICT MATHURIN 23 POINTS

SUNDAY: SACRAMENTO 103 INDIANA 96…TERRY TAYLOR 16 POINTS SEVEN REBOUNDS

JULY 12, INDIANA 101 DETROIT 87

JULY 15, FRIDAY: 9 P.M., VS. WASHINGTON, ESPN2

COLTS TRAINING CAMP

JULY 27, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

JULY 28, THURSDAY: KIDS’ DAY; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

JULY 30, SATURDAY: “BACK TOGETHER SATURDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE, 7 P.M.

AUG. 2, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON  

AUG. 3, WEDNESDAY: SALUTE TO SERVICE DAY; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 4, THURSDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON  

AUG. 7, SUNDAY: “GIVE BACK SUNDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 8, MONDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 10, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 11, THURSDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 13, SATURDAY: PRESEASON GAME AT BUFFALO, 4 P.M. ET 

AUG. 16, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON 

AUG. 17, WEDNESDAY: FAN APPRECIATION DAY; OPEN PRACTICE WITH DETROIT LIONS, NOON

AUG. 18, THURSDAY: “THIRSTY THURSDAY”; OPEN PRACTICE WITH DETROIT LIONS, NOON

AUG. 20, SATURDAY: PRESEASON GAME VS. DETROIT, 1 P.M.

AUG. 23, TUESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG. 24, WEDNESDAY: OPEN PRACTICE, NOON

AUG., 25, THURSDAY: FINAL OPEN PRACTICE, 10 A.M. 

2022 TRAINING CAMP REPORTING DATES AND LOCATIONS

TEAMSITELOCATIONROOKIESVETERANS
ArizonaState Farm StadiumGlendale, AZ7/217/26
AtlantaAtlanta Falcons Training FacilityFlowery Branch, GA7/197/26
BaltimoreUnder Armour Performance CenterOwings Mills, MD7/197/26
BuffaloSt. John Fisher CollegeRochester, NY7/187/23
CarolinaWofford CollegeSpartanburg, SC7/267/26
ChicagoPNC Center at Halas HallLake Forest, IL7/237/26
CincinnatiPaul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH7/237/26
ClevelandCrossCountry Mortgage CampusBerea, OH7/227/26
DallasMarriott Residence InnOxnard, CA7/267/26
DenverUCHealth Training CenterEnglewood, CO7/267/26
DetroitDetroit Lions Training FacilityAllen Park, MI7/237/26
Green BayNitschke FieldGreen Bay, WI7/227/26
HoustonHouston Methodist Training CenterHouston, TX7/247/26
IndianapolisGrand ParkWestfield, IN7/237/26
JacksonvilleEpiscopal School of JacksonvilleJacksonville, FL7/247/24
Kansas CityMissouri Western State UniversitySt. Joseph, MO7/227/26
Las VegasIntermountain Healthcare Performance CenterHenderson, NV7/187/20
L.A. ChargersJack Hammett Sports ComplexCosta Mesa, CA7/197/26
L.A. RamsUniversity of California, IrvineIrvine, CA7/237/23
MiamiBaptist Health Training ComplexMiami Gardens, FL7/197/26
MinnesotaTCO Performance CenterEagan, MN7/247/26
New EnglandGillette StadiumFoxborough, MA7/197/26
New OrleansOchsner Sports Performance CenterMetairie, LA7/197/26
N.Y. GiantsQuest Diagnostics Training FacilityEast Rutherford, NJ7/197/26
N.Y. JetsAtlantic Health Jets Training CenterFlorham Park, NJ7/197/26
PhiladelphiaNovaCare ComplexPhiladelphia, PA7/267/26
PittsburghSaint Vincent CollegeLatrobe, PA7/267/26
San FranciscoSAP Performance FacilitySanta Clara, CA7/267/26
SeattleVirginia Mason Athletic CenterRenton, WA7/267/26
Tampa BayAdventHealth Training CenterTampa, FL7/237/26
TennesseeSaint Thomas Sports ParkNashville, TN7/237/26
WashingtonThe ParkAshburn, VA7/267/26

NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 4

JACKSONVILLE VS. LAS VEGAS (NBC)

WEEK 1 (AUGUST 11-15)

TENNESSEE AT BALTIMORE

INDIANAPOLIS AT BUFFALO

KANSAS CITY AT CHICAGO

ARIZONA AT CINCINNATI

DALLAS AT DENVER

ATLANTA AT DETROIT

NEW ORLEANS AT HOUSTON

CLEVELAND AT JACKSONVILLE

MINNESOTA AT LAS VEGAS

L.A. RAMS AT L.A. CHARGERS

N.Y. GIANTS AT NEW ENGLAND

N.Y. JETS AT PHILADELPHIA

SEATTLE AT PITTSBURGH

GREEN BAY AT SAN FRANCISCO

MIAMI AT TAMPA BAY

CAROLINA AT WASHINGTON

WEEK 2 (AUGUST 18-22)

BALTIMORE AT ARIZONA (8/21, FOX)

DENVER AT BUFFALO

PHILADELPHIA AT CLEVELAND

NEW ORLEANS AT GREEN BAY

DETROIT AT INDIANAPOLIS

PITTSBURGH AT JACKSONVILLE

WASHINGTON AT KANSAS CITY

DALLAS AT L.A. CHARGERS

HOUSTON AT L.A. RAMS

LAS VEGAS AT MIAMI

SAN FRANCISCO AT MINNESOTA

CAROLINA AT NEW ENGLAND

CINCINNATI AT N.Y. GIANTS

ATLANTA AT N.Y. JETS (8/22, ESPN)

CHICAGO AT SEATTLE (8/18, ESPN)

TAMPA BAY AT TENNESSEE

WEEK 3 (AUGUST 25-29)

JACKSONVILLE AT ATLANTA

WASHINGTON AT BALTIMORE

BUFFALO AT CAROLINA

L.A. RAMS AT CINCINNATI

CHICAGO AT CLEVELAND

SEATTLE AT DALLAS

MINNESOTA AT DENVER

SAN FRANCISCO AT HOUSTON (8/25, PRIME VIDEO)

TAMPA BAY AT INDIANAPOLIS

GREEN BAY AT KANSAS CITY

NEW ENGLAND AT LAS VEGAS

PHILADELPHIA AT MIAMI

L.A. CHARGERS AT NEW ORLEANS

N.Y. GIANTS AT N.Y. JETS

DETROIT AT PITTSBURGH (8/28, CBS)

ARIZONA AT TENNESSEE

WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON

WEEK 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2022

BUFFALO BILLS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (THU) 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:25P (MST) 4:25P CBS

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

NEW YORK GIANTS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

DENVER BRONCOS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (MON) 5:15P (PT) 8:15P ESPN/ABC

TOP HEADLINES

A rookie rises and Tiger crashes in slow-moving British Open

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) The Old Course was never faster. The pace of play was never slower.

The celebrated start Thursday of the 150th British Open gave way to Cameron Young making his debut with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot lead over Rory McIlroy, and Tiger Woods making what could be his last competitive appearance at St. Andrews a short one.

His score would indicate as much. Woods began his round by hitting out of a divot into the Swilcan Burn for a double bogey. He ended it by taking three putts through the Valley of Sin for a par and a 78, his second-worst score in his Open career.

Woods will try to avoid leaving early from St. Andrews for the second straight time.

“Looks like I’m going to have to shoot 66 tomorrow to have a chance,” Woods said. “Guys did it today. And that’s my responsibility tomorrow is to go ahead and do it – need to do it.”

Young and McIlroy didn’t have to contend with as much wind in the morning, though St. Andrews has seen far stronger gusts over its centuries of golf. Throw in the humps and mounds and difficult pin positions, and the Old Course held its own.

“It’s the fiddliest Open that I’ve played. It’s the only way I can really describe it,” McIlroy said. “OK, the 18th at Carnoustie was like a runway, that fairway. But around the greens here and just all the slopes and undulations and everything, I think as the tournament progresses, you’re going to get some funny bounces and it’s going to test your patience at times.”

Nothing tested the patience like the constant waiting. By late afternoon, the rounds were taking just over six hours. They waited on the tee and in the fairway, and it didn’t help with so many players looking for the best angles to tight pins and playing to the left into other fairways.

“It’s the way the golf course is set up. It’s how firm it is,” U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick said after his 72. “The way the golf course is designed … to get better angles and better lines, you’ve got to hit across all the fairways. There’s nothing you can do unfortunately about it. It’s just sad more than anything. It’s just ridiculous.”

Good scores were available, and 54 players broke par, 26 of them with rounds in the 60s.

Young was a surprise leader only because it’s his first time competing on an Open links. He has had one of the better rookie seasons on the PGA Tour, and the 25-year-old New Yorker is not the least bit daunted by the stage. Just two months ago, he contended into the final hour of the PGA Championship until finishing one shot out of a playoff.

Young played smartly and took advantage of the birdie chances. He reached 7 under through 12 holes with the wind helping on the inward nine. He missed two good chances, finished with a birdie and most importantly kept bogeys off his card.

“I don’t think that I played a perfect round of golf,” Young said. “I scored really well. And I think we thought our way around the way you have to out there.”

Young figures he knows only a fraction of the secrets to Old Course – no one ever really figures it all out with so many conditions on the ground and in the air – and there was one occasion on the par-5 fifth when he looked at his note in the yardage book: “Hard left is better than right.” He went left and made birdie.

“We did stuff like that a few times today,” Young said.

Players Championship winner Cameron Smith and English qualifier Robert Dinwiddie each had a 67. Dinwiddie had the best score of the afternoon, when the wind was at its strongest. The large group at 66 included Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, Dustin Johnson and even Barclay Brown, the English amateur who plays at Stanford.

Xander Schauffele, coming off his second straight win last week, was in the group a 69.

Scheffler tried to explain just how fast the links were playing by suggesting the ball was rolling faster on the fairways than on the greens. Than he realized that actually was the case. It gets that way at St. Andrews when the ground is crispy and the Open comes to the gray, old town.

“They are? I’m glad I’m not losing my mind,” Scheffler said.

McIlroy looked free as ever at St. Andrews, his first time back for the Open since 2010. His game is in good shape and he piled up five birdies through 12 holes, with only one careless play that led to his lone bogey on the 13th.

“Fantastic start. Just what you hope will happen when you’re starting off your week,” McIlroy said. “I did everything that you’re supposed to do around St Andrews.”

Then again, good starts are nothing new this year. He led the PGA Championship after 18 holes and was one shot behind after the first round of the U.S. Open. Both times, he couldn’t hold it together until he had fallen too far behind to catch up.

“I need to go out tomorrow and back up what I just did today,” he said.

Defending champion Collin Morikawa struggled with his putting and had a 72. Morikawa knew how long of a day he was in for when there was a group on the fifth tee, and the group ahead was just starting to walk toward the fairway.

“Xander and I talked about it. We’re watching more golf than we ever have,” said Morikawa, referring to how both rarely watch on TV. “You stay in the fairway and you’re watching two other groups play golf.”

It was hard to watch Woods at times. He was was 6 over through seven holes, missing more putts than usual and missing left off the tee. His tee shot on No. 7 was so far left that it wound up in a bunker in the 12th fairway, leading to another double bogey.

There were consecutive birdies around the turn, but little else to celebrate.

Woods had pointed to this week even as his shattered right leg from a February 2021 car crash kept him from playing. The Open probably won’t return to St. Andrews for another five years, and the 46-year-old Woods can’t help but wonder if he’ll be playing at a high level by then.

“This was always on the calendar to hopefully be well enough to play it. And I am,” he said. “And just didn’t do a very good job of it.”

Roussin-Weber have ace, take lead in LPGA Tour’s team event

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) Pauline Roussin made a hole-in-one and teamed with fellow rookie Dewi Weber to take a three-stroke lead Thursday in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, leaving Annika Sorenstam and Madelene Sagstrom five shots behind.

Tied with the 51-year-old Sorenstam and Sagstrom after an opening 5-under 65 in alternate-shot play Wednesday, Roussin and Weber had a 61 at Midland Country Club in the better-ball round to reach 14-under 126. The teams will play alternate shot Friday and finish Saturday with better ball.

“We’re just going to do more of the same,” Weber said. “I know that sounds so boring and I’m so sorry for that, but we’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing. I think what we’ve been doing has been working really well.”

Sorenstam and Sagstrom slipped back with a 66.

Sorenstam is making her second LPGA Tour start of the year and only her third since retiring after the 2008 season. The Hall of Famer missed the cut in the U.S. Women’s Open last month, then tied for fourth last week in Nevada in the mostly male American Century Championship.

“I really like this format and, of course, playing with Madelene,” Sorenstam said. “It’s a highlight. She’s one of the upcoming stars and has done so well. We’ve been playing together a little bit in Orlando. I have a great friendship with her.”

Roussin, the Frenchwoman playing on Bastille Day and her mother’s birthday, aced the par-3 seventh with a 46-degree wedge.

“It helps when you have people around you to just talk to,” Roussin said. “We’re having fun both with our caddies as well, so we created that bubble I would say, and it just helps to think about the next shot once you’ve hit the previous one.”

Roussin and Weber, from the Netherlands, didn’t know each other very well before this week.

“We both last minute happened to be looking for a partner,” Weber said. “I knew her game a little bit. I knew she was quite fun to be around, so I just texted her and said, `Hey, I heard you’re looking for a partner.'”

U.S. Solheim Cup partners Jennifer Kupcho and Lizette Salas were second, also shooting 61.

“I think for the most part I felt like I was just there cheering her along, but in the end I hit a couple of good putts,” Kupcho said. “Ham and egged it pretty well.”

The teams of Matilda Castren-Kelly Tan and Sarah Kemp-Alena Sharp each shot 61 to match Tiffany Chan-Haeji Kang (62), Jodi Ewart Shadoff-Emma Talley (64) and Pornanong Phatlum-Pavarisa Yoktuan (64) at 10 under.

Sorenstam and Sagstrom were 9 under with Karrie Webb-Marina Alex (62) , Sophia Popov-Anne van Dam (61) and A Lim Kim-Yealimi Noh (62). Sisters Nelly and Jessica Korda (63) were 8 under.

Lexi Thompson and Brittany Altomare followed an opening 71 with a 65 to miss the cut by a stroke. Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn, also dropped out – shooting 73-64.

The tournament is scheduled to end Saturday so players can head to France next week for the fourth major of the year at the Evian Championship. That will start the European portion of the LPGA Tour schedule that includes the Women’s British Open at Muirfield.

Votto delivers, Reds surprise Yanks 7-6 in 10 to win series

NEW YORK (AP) Raise your hand if you saw that coming from the Cincinnati Reds.

Joey Votto lined a tiebreaking double in a three-run 10th inning for his second go-ahead hit of the night, and Cincinnati beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Thursday to earn an unexpected series win.

Last in the NL Central, the Reds got an outstanding outing from Luis Castillo and took two of three at Yankee Stadium from the top team in the majors. They blew a sizable lead for the second consecutive night, but this time recovered and held on to win for the sixth time in seven games overall.

Boosted by a ninth-inning comeback in the opener Tuesday night, it’s the first time they’ve won back-to-back series all season.

“This whole series felt like a playoff series,” Cincinnati manager David Bell said. “It’s a great experience for our team and that’s how you get better.”

It was only the sixth time in major league history a team with a winning percentage below .400 won a road series against an opponent with a .700 winning percentage 50 games into a season, according to STATS.

The last time it happened was 2001, when the struggling Kansas City Royals upended Seattle. Before that, it hadn’t happened in 46 years.

New York has lost only four series all season and has won 20 of its last 24 home games.

“It’s pretty special,” Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer said. “No one can take that away from us and it’s pretty cool.”

Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 31st home run to start a Yankees comeback in the eighth – one inning after he made a diving catch in center field.

Gleyber Torres tied it 4-all with a two-run homer off Jeff Hoffman, costing Castillo a win. Matched up in a crisp duel with fellow All-Star Nestor Cortes, the right-hander pitched seven splendid innings of two-hit ball.

“He’s one of the best pitchers in the league,” Judge said. “He just didn’t leave too many mistakes for us to hit. When you have 100 (mph) and you’re painting the corners, that’s in for a tough day.”

Tyler Stephenson followed Votto’s double off Lucas Luetge (2-3) with an RBI double of his own, and Donovan Solano added a run-scoring single with two outs to make it 7-4.

Matt Carpenter led off the bottom of the 10th with a two-run homer against winner Reiver Sanmartin (3-4), who got two outs in the ninth.

New York tried to finish off yet another rally but Dauri Moreta got two outs for his first major league save, retiring DJ LeMahieu on well-struck drive to center field with two on to end it.

Moreta said he got the game ball and will give it to his mother.

Votto gave the Reds a 2-1 lead in the eighth with an RBI single off reliever Jonathan Loaisiga, just activated from the injured list. Farmer added a two-run single to make it 4-1.

“Things didn’t work out the way I wanted,” Loaisiga said through a translator.

Castillo struck out eight and walked four, throwing 114 pitches in an impressive trade audition for contending clubs.

“He’s nasty,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He was tough.”

Cincinnati figures to be a seller ahead of the Aug. 2 deadline, and Castillo is a prime target for teams in need of starting pitching.

“I’ve heard the rumors about being traded to the Yankees and stuff like that,” he said through a translator.

Votto said opposing hitters keep telling him how good Castillo’s stuff is when they get to first base.

“He was excellent. He seems to be getting hotter, so it’s been really fun to watch,” Votto said. “It’s the best I’ve seen him.”

Anthony Rizzo doubled with one out in the sixth for New York’s first hit. Judge, who had walked, went to third on the play and scored on Giancarlo Stanton’s RBI groundout.

Cortes also went seven innings, allowing four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. The only run he gave up came on Brandon Drury’s shallow sacrifice fly to right that caught Carpenter, an inexperienced outfielder, off guard.

Carpenter made the catch with the bases loaded but didn’t look home right away, allowing Nick Senzel to score easily from third.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: Senzel returned to the starting lineup in center field. He was a late scratch Wednesday with back stiffness and was caught stealing as a pinch runner in the eighth. … INF/DH Mike Moustakas was placed on the injured list without an injury designation, an indication the move was likely related to COVID-19 protocols. Cincinnati recalled INF/OF Max Schrock from Triple-A Louisville. … RHP Luis Cessa (left intercostalis) planned to play catch. … RHP Vladimir Gutierrez is scheduled for Tommy John surgery next Wednesday.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino went on the 15-day injured list, one day after leaving his start with right shoulder tightness. Severino had an MRI that showed a low-grade strain to his right latissimus dorsi muscle. … Loaisiga had been sidelined since May 23 with shoulder inflammation. … OF Aaron Hicks (bruised right shin) sat out for the second consecutive game. … RHP Domingo German, sidelined all season due to right shoulder impingement, is set to make another rehab start Friday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

UP NEXT

Reds: Rookie RHP Hunter Greene (3-10, 5.70 ERA) faces Cardinals RHP Andre Pallante (2-4, 3.18) in the opener of a three-game series Friday night at St. Louis.

Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery (3-2, 3.19 ERA) faces visiting Boston in the opener of a three-game series Friday night. The longtime rivals split a four-game set last weekend at Fenway Park. RHP Nathan Eovaldi (4-2, 3.16) is expected to return from injury to start for the struggling Red Sox against his former team. Eovaldi has been sidelined since June 9 with lower back inflammation.

Carrasco, Mets hand Cubs 7th straight loss, 8-0

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Carrasco pitched six sharp innings, Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso homered, and the New York Mets handed the Chicago Cubs their seventh straight loss, 8-0 on Thursday night.

The Mets won for the third time in four games, maintained their 2 1/2-game lead over Atlanta in the NL East and improved their road record to 28-19. The Cubs have totaled three runs over their last three games.

Thanks to Carrasco, Mets starters improved to 7-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 14 July games.

“We see a lot of good pitching,” Mets manager Buck Showalter said “But for us to be in these games, we have to pitch well, too.”

Carrasco (10-4) allowed only one runner to advance past first base. Yan Gomes hit a single and Christopher Morel walked with one out in the fourth, but Carrasco got a double-play grounder from Rafael Ortega.

In his last three starts, Carrasco has allowed three runs over 15 2/3 innings (1.72 ERA).

Nimmo’s three hits paced a 12-hit attack. His homer off reliever Mark Leiter Jr. in the sixth extended the Mets’ streak of hitting at least one homer at Wrigley Field to nine consecutive games.

Alonso hit his 24th homer, a two-run shot to center field, off Leiter in the eighth. Alonso has hit six homers in his last eight games at Wrigley.

Patrick Mazeika’s two-run double highlighted a three-run second against Keegan Thompson (7-4) and provided ample support for Carrasco.

“I never relax,” Carrasco said. “This game can change in two seconds. So I just went out there and continued to throw the ball well and finished as strong as I can.”

Mets right fielder Starling Marte, who missed the last four games due to left groin tightness, hit a single in the first and scored on Francisco Lindor’s double without showing any signs of discomfort.

“It’s not easy,” Showalter said. “He’ll make you shake your head a couple times, and it’s just a reminder of what a splendid athlete he is.”

Cubs manager David Ross was ejected by third base umpire John Tumpane with two out in the fourth while arguing for a balk to be called on Carrasco.

“We just had a disagreement on what a set is, and what his set was,” Ross said. “I thought it was very random. And he disagreed. I probably let my emotions get the best of me.”

Thompson, who had allowed one earned run over 9 2/3 innings in his previous two starts, was tagged for four runs on six hits in the first two innings. He then retired eight of nine batters before hitting Alonso with a 3-0 pitch with one out in the fifth.

That led to an RBI single by Eduardo Escobar, ending Thompson’s night.

Nico Hoerner had two of the Cubs’ five hits.

DEGROM DAZZLES IN MINORS

Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom struck out four and allowed two hits in four innings in his third and potentially final rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse.

DeGrom, recovering from a stress reaction in his right scapula, was charged with one unearned run against Jacksonville. He threw 29 of 42 pitches for strikes while walking one.

The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to pitch at the Mets’ minor league camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida, during the All-Star break and could join make his season debut shortly after. DeGrom has struck out 15 while walking one in 8 2/3 innings over three rehab starts.

TRANSACTIONS

Mets: INF/OF Jeff McNeil was reinstated from the paternity list. OF Ender Inciarte was designated for assignment.

Cubs: 1B Frank Schwindel (low back strain) was activated from the 10-day injured list. INF Andrelton Simmons (right shoulder strain) was placed on the 10-day IL.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: RHP Trevor May (right triceps inflammation) is scheduled to throw batting practice Sunday at Port St. Lucie. C James McCann (left oblique strain) has resumed throwing.

Cubs: INF Nick Madrigal (left groin strain) said he will continue his rehab in Arizona during the All-Star break and expects to play a few games on a rehab assignment before rejoining the team.

UP NEXT

The Mets will start RHP Taijuan Walker (7-2, 2.63) on Friday. Walker pitched seven scoreless innings July 10 in a 2-0 loss to the Marlins. Marcus Stroman (2-5, 4.91), who threw four scoreless innings July 9 in a 4-2 loss to the Dodgers, starts for the Cubs.

McKenzie whiffs 12 in 8 scoreless, Guardians trip Tigers 4-0

CLEVELAND (AP) Once Triston McKenzie fired fastballs during his pregame warmup that seemed to disappear as they neared the plate, he knew it would be a good night.

Not for the Tigers.

McKenzie struck out a career-high 12 and blanked Detroit over eight innings to extend his scoreless streak to 21, leading the Cleveland Guardians to a 4-0 win on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

McKenzie (7-6) was dominant, giving up five singles, walking none and working out of his only trouble in the sixth. A year ago, the 24-year-old carried a perfect game into the eighth at Detroit.

“He just had that special fastball,” Guardians catcher Austin Hedges said. “(Tigers second baseman Jonathan) Schoop was at second base telling me he just had that invisible fastball. He got that thing going.

“It’s deceptive in so many different ways. We can really throw that whenever we want.”

The only time the Tigers got two runners on was the sixth. But with runners at the corners, McKenzie struck out Eric Haase and the lanky right-hander celebrated by pounding his hand into his glove as he walked back to Cleveland’s dugout.

“I thought tonight he maintained the energy in his delivery,” manager Terry Francona said. “It looked like every pitch, there was intent. Fastball had good life, really good breaking ball. There’s been times where during an inning he’ll have to gather himself. Not tonight. His energy through his delivery was so good.”

Josh Naylor homered in the first off rookie Elvin Rodriguez (0-3), who made his first start for the Tigers since June 10. All-Star Andres Gimenez added a solo shot in the eighth inning for Cleveland.

McKenzie’s performance – he matched his longest outing, set a career-best with 109 pitches and won his third start in a row – helped the Guardians end a streak of five consecutive losses to the Tigers. Detroit swept four from Cleveland last week at Comerica Park.

McKenzie, who was plagued by home runs and big innings earlier this season, is gaining confidence every time out.

“The goal is to go out there and put up zeros,” he said. “I was very, very happy about the strikeouts. I think once I got to eight (innings) I told Hedgie (Hedges) when I went out there for the seventh, I was like, `I want to go out there and strike out three guys.’ He told me not to worry about it and just go out there and get outs and that’s what we did.”

The Tigers flailed all night.

“We scratched out five hits,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “He missed a lot of bats. Obviously, we didn’t score or get a ton of hits. Not a great night for us.”

Naylor put the Guardians up 1-0 in the second when he drove Rodriguez’s first pitch over the center-field wall for his 12th homer.

All-Star infielders Jose Ramirez and Gimenez drove in runs in the third inning to give the Guardians a 3-0 lead.

Ramirez followed a double by rookie Steven Kwan and Amed Rosario’s base hit with a run-scoring single, and Gimenez, who will make his All-Star debut on Tuesday in Los Angeles, delivered a two-out RBI double.

RAGING ROSARIO

Rosario had his 11th three-hit game this season. In his last 43 games, he’s batting .343 with 11 doubles, four homers and 17 RBIs.

GOING DEEP

Ramirez was added to the Home Run Derby on Wednesday. He has 17 homers this season but has connected just once since June 10 while dealing with a thumb injury.

Francona said any hesitancy about Ramirez participating dissolved quickly.

“When you think about what this guy means to us, he has earned the right,” Francona said. “And he asked, which I thought was really respectful. I told him if it’s something you want to do, we support you.”

TEACHING POINT

Hinch passes down the game’s history to his young players whenever possible.

Hinch responded to a question about former Detroit slugger Willie Horton being invited to serve as an honorary coach at next week’s All-Star Game and divulged he educates his players about the ones who preceded them.

Last year, Hinch visited the Negro League Museum in Kansas City with some Tigers. Before Thursday’s game, he pointed out the retired numbers inside Progressive Field and asked players if they knew about Hall of Famer Bob Feller.

“I don’t necessarily know what it adds to their career,” Hinch said. “We want to share our wisdom about the game, but we also want to share the history.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Guardians: C Luke Maile’s jaw was sore after taking a foul tip off his mask during the ninth of Wednesday’s game. Francona said Maile underwent several tests and was feeling OK.

UP NEXT

Zach Plesac (2-7, 3.89 ERA) starts for Cleveland against Drew Hutchison (1-4, 4.08) as the four-game series continues Friday.

White Sox rout Twins 12-2, extend win streak to three games

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Luis Robert hit his first grand slam, Johnny Cueto pitched six strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 12-2 Thursday night to extend their winning streak to three games.

Robert’s 452-foot blast to the second deck in left field gave the White Sox a 6-1 lead in the fourth inning. He added a run-scoring single in the sixth inning and a double in the eighth for his third consecutive three-hit game. Robert has a team-high 54 RBIs this season.

Andrew Vaughn also homered and drove in two runs for Chicago, and Tim Anderson had two hits and scored three runs. Sebby Zavala added a three-run homer in the ninth off Twins infielder Nick Gordon.

The White Sox started the four-game weekend series in third place, trailing the Twins by five games in the AL Central Division.

Byron Buxton and Max Kepler had two hits apiece for the Twins, and Kyle Garlick hit a solo homer in the ninth inning.

Cueto (4-4) gave up one run and seven hits over six innings while throwing a season-high 118 pitches. He pitched out of trouble in the first three innings before settling down and retiring 12 of the final 14 batters he faced. It was Cueto’s third straight victory and 10th time in 12 starts this year that he has pitched at least six innings.

“Not only the way he pitches but the way he is around the clubhouse and what he’s done for guys, he’s just brought so much to this club,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said.

Jimmy Lambert, Tanner Banks and Jose Ruiz each pitched an inning to close it out for the White Sox.

Twins starter Sonny Gray (4-3) gave up six runs on nine hits in 3 2/3 innings. With one out in the fourth, Gray was hit on the right shoulder by Josh Harrison’s line drive. After being checked by the Twins’ trainer and manager Rocco Baldelli, Gray stayed in the game, but his outing quickly went south.

Seby Zavala followed Harrison’s hit with a single before Anderson walked to load the bases. Gray induced a grounder for a force out at the plate, but he left a slider over the plate to Robert, who crushed it for his 12th homer of the season.

“I thought it was OK,” Gray said of the pitch Robert hit. “It was a 1-1 count, threw him a slider away. I threw him three in a row. Foul ball, check swing and then the third one.”

Afterward, Robert admitted he wasn’t looking for a slider on that pitch – he was waiting for a fastball.

“When I’m good, I’ve been feeling good at home plate, I’m able to make adjustments,” Robert said. “Always ready for fastball then. If pitchers throw me a different pitch, I’m able to make the adjustment.”

The White Sox got started with a pair of runs in the first inning. Anderson singled on Gray’s first pitch and came around to score on Jose Abreu’s two-out base hit. After Gavin Sheets singled, Vaughn’s broken-bat roller up the middle hit second base and skittered away, plating Abreu.

Minnesota left the bases loaded in the first, but got on the board in the second when Jose Miranda led off with a single and scored on Gio Urshela’s double. The Twins put runners on the corners with nobody out, but AJ Pollock threw out Urshela attempting to score on Luis Arraez’s fly ball to left, and Cueto struck out Carlos Correa to end the inning.

The Twins threatened again in the third when Byron Buxton led off with a triple, but Cueto buckled down and stranded him to keep the White Sox on top.

CUETO SHOULDERS THE LOAD

La Russa said that he was ready to pull Cueto after the fifth inning, when his pitch count was already at a season-high 104. But Cueto asked to pitch one more inning, so La Russa made a deal with him.

“I said, `I’m gonna get you,’ and he said, `No, I’ve got more, I’ve got more.,'” La Russa said. “I said, `Well, OK, one guy gets on, you’re outta there.’ He goes `OK.'”

Cueto lived up to his end of the bargain, striking out Alex Kiriloff, Miranda and Urshela to finish his day with a flourish.

La Russa said the upcoming All-Star break played a role in letting Cueto get his wish.

“If this wasn’t his last game of the first half, he’d have never gone out there,” La Russa said. “That’s a lot of pitches, but if he was supposed to pitch five days from now, no way.”

HE SAID IT

“Gray really pitched well, it was just that one inning – hung that one slider and it’s four runs. The game is cruel at times.” – La Russa on Twins starter Sonny Gray

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: OF Eloy Jimenez (hamstring) was held out of the lineup after leaving Wednesday’s game at Cleveland in the seventh inning. La Russa said Jimenez had experienced some cramping in the leg, but expressed hope that he might return to action during the four-game series in Minnesota.

Twins: Gray said Harrison’s line drive caught him in the area of his right tricep, but he didn’t think it had any effect on him being unable to finish the fourth inning.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech (2-6, 3.35 ERA) will take the mound on Friday night. Kopech is 0-4 in his last five starts and has seen his ERA rise by almost a run and a half over that span. On July 5 in Chicago, the Twins tagged him for four home runs in five innings in a 8-2 defeat.

Twins: Minnesota will counter with LHP Devin Smeltzer (4-2, 3.92). In his last start, Smeltzer gave up three homers and allowed seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings at Texas on July 9.

Mariners rally past Rangers 6-5 for 11th consecutive victory

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Ty France hit a two-run single in the eighth inning as the Seattle Mariners rallied from a four-run deficit and beat the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Thursday night, extending their winning streak to 11 games.

Seattle’s win streak is the second-longest in club history behind the 2001 Mariners, who won 15 straight. That team was the franchise’s most recent playoff team. The run is also the second-longest streak in the majors this season, behind Atlanta’s 14-game win streak.

“Eleven wins in a row – incredible,” M’s manager Scott Servais said. “Incredible group we’ve got.”

The Mariners have gone 19-3 since being 10 games under .500 on June 19 and have moved into the AL wild-card race. The winning streak has featured six one-run games, plus an extra-inning victory.

The Mariners trailed 5-1 going to the seventh inning before tagging Texas’ bullpen for two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth. Up to that point, Seattle’s only run came on No. 9 hitter Sam Haggerty’s inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning.

Matt Festa (2-0) pitched a perfect seventh inning and earned the win. Diego Castillo stranded runners at first and second in the ninth inning and picked up his sixth save in six chances.

Haggerty had his fourth career four-hit game and his second in 10 days.

“You just feel like you can win every game at some point, and we’re kind of on one of those stretches,” Haggerty said. “I don’t believe anybody in the dugout felt for a moment that we didn’t have a chance to come back.”

Corey Seager, added to the American League All-Star team and the Home Run Derby earlier Thursday, had a double and two RBIs for Texas, which is 4-3 during a 10-game homestand, its longest of the season.

“A gut punch,” Rangers manager Chris Woodward said. “We’ve had a few of them.”

Texas starter Martin Perez allowed one run on three hits, and matched a career high with nine strikeouts before being pulled after five innings and 102 pitches. Perez sought his eighth straight win.

Haggerty and Julio Rodriguez scored on Eugenio Suarez’s single in the seventh inning, pulling Seattle within 5-3. After pinch-hitter Adam Frazier, Abraham Toro and Haggerty loaded the bases in the eighth with none out, reliever Dennis Santana (3-5) hit Rodriguez to pull Seattle within a run. France followed with his single to left, scoring Toro and Haggerty.

Seattle starter Marco Gonzales gave up all five runs on a season-high 11 hits, one short of his career high. But reaching the sixth inning helped a bullpen coming off a Wednesday doubleheader at Washington in which relievers threw 12 total innings.

“We know who we are; we know how good we are,” Gonzales said.

ANOTHER INSIDE JOB

Haggerty’s homer in the fourth inning was a liner to shallow center that skipped past Leody Taveras and bounced to the wall. It was the second inside-the-park homer at Globe Life Field in four games. On Monday, Rangers rookie 3B Josh Smith had one under near identical circumstances involving Oakland CF Ramon Laureano.

“I hit third base, and it just felt like I hit quicksand,” Haggerty said.

WELCOME TO THE SHOW

Elier Hernandez made his big-league debut as Texas’ DH after having his contract selected from Triple-A Round Rock. The 27-year-old singled in his first at-bat, scored, and singled again in the sixth.

SHORT HOPS

Texas RF Adolis Garcia singled in the first to end an 0-for-18 skid. . Heim had two doubles and Taveras two singles for Texas. . The Rangers optioned OF Steven Duggar to Round Rock to make room for Hernandez on the roster. . Servais said RHP Chris Flexen will start Sunday’s series finale on short rest on the final day before the All-Star break.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mariners SS J.P. Crawford was scratched from the original lineup with a finger injury and is day to day.

UP NEXT

Friday night’s game will match Mariners LHP Robbie Ray (7-6, 3.51 ERA) against Rangers RHP Taylor Hearn (4-5, 5.86). Ray has allowed only four earned runs in 39 2/3 innings in his last six starts. Hearn, added to the taxi squad on Thursday, most recently pitched for the Rangers on June 25 and started twice for Round Rock since then.

Wright ties majors wins lead as Braves defeat Nationals, 5-4

WASHINGTON (AP) Kyle Wright tied for the major league lead with his 11th victory and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 5-4 Thursday in the opener of a four-game series.

Michael Harris II, Matt Olson and Dansby Swanson homered for Atlanta, which has won five of its last seven and leads the National League with 142 home runs. The Braves improved to 8-2 against the Nationals this season.

Juan Soto extended his hitting streak to a career-high 16 games for Washington, which has dropped seven in a row and 13 of 14. The Nationals have the worst record in the majors and fell to 7-34 against the NL East.

Wright (11-4) gave up a solo homer to Josh Bell in the first and then loaded the bases to start the second before limiting the damage to Maikel Franco’s RBI grounder. He set down 17 of the last 21 batters he faced in his seven-inning outing, allowing two runs while striking out four.

The right-hander is tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin and Houston’s Justin Verlander for the most victories in baseball. He is also the first Brave to win 11 games before the All-Star break since Jair Jurrjens had 12 in 2011.

“It’s great that I had a good first half, but obviously this is just one half,” said Wright, who lowered his ERA to 2.95. “The second half is going to be even bigger.”

Wright’s only jam after the second came when he allowed back-to-back singles to open the fifth. Soto then ripped a shot to center Harris collected and fired a dart back to the plate on one bounce just up the third base line to nab Luis Garcia at the plate.

“I knew Soto hit it pretty hard so I had a chance to still get him at home,” Harris said. “I got it and threw it as soon as I could, and I guess the rest is history.”

Kenley Jansen gave up Franco’s one-out solo homer in the ninth but struck out Bell with the tying run on second to escape for his 21st save in 25 chances.

Atlanta immediately jumped on Washington starter Anibal Sanchez, who was making his first appearance since 2020. After Sanchez yielded a walk to start the game, Swanson hit a two-run homer to left.

Sanchez (0-1), activated from the injured list earlier in the day after missing Washington’s first 90 games with a cervical nerve impingement, struggled with command but got through the next three innings unscathed before Harris’ two-run homer in the fifth put Atlanta up 4-2.

Olson homered off reliever Andres Machado in the sixth.

“It was a good ball game,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. “We hit our homers again.”

Sanchez gave up four runs in five innings and struck out five.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: LHP Sean Doolittle, on the injured list since April 20, will visit a doctor after experiencing elbow soreness. . RHPs Reed Garrett (biceps inflammation) and Will Harris (pectoral surgery) will throw bullpen sessions and could soon begin rehabilitation assignments. . RHP Victor Arano (left knee inflammation) struck out two in a scoreless inning in a rehab appearance Thursday for Triple-A Rochester. . RHP Stephen Strasburg (ribs) was transferred to the 60-day injured list.

CLIP ON

RHP Tyler Clippard pitched two scoreless innings in his first appearance for the Nationals since 2014. The two-time All-Star, who has pitched for nine teams since leaving Washington, was greeted warmly when he entered in the eighth and extended his Nationals record of games pitched to 415.

TOUGH CHOICE

Washington optioned RHP Mason Thompson to Rochester to make room for Sanchez on the roster. Thompson has not allowed a run in seven appearances, and yielded one hit in five innings since returning from the injured list July 1.

“He wanted to send him out, get him built up, get him to throw back-to-back days, and he really hasn’t done that here,” manager Dave Martinez said. “It gives us a little time to get him stretched out.”

UP NEXT

Braves: RHP Ian Anderson (7-5, 4.98 ERA) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings against Washington on Sunday.

Nationals: LHP Patrick Corbin (4-11, 5.70) is 0-5 with a 9.12 ERA in five starts against Atlanta since the start of the 2021 season.

Corey Seager replaces George Springer on AL All-Star roster

NEW YORK (AP) Texas Rangers shortstop Corey Seager replaced Toronto outfielder George Springer on the roster for next week’s All-Star Game.

The Rangers said Seager was an injury replacement for Springer. However, Springer was in the Blue Jays’ starting lineup for Thursday night’s game against Kansas City.

Springer has been bothered by a sore right elbow since late June. He left a June 21 game against the White Sox and sat out the next three games, returning June 26 against Milwaukee.

“Our team comes first,” Springer said. “This is something I’ve been managing for a while. It’s four or five days of extremely valuable time to let this thing rest and get ready to go for the second half.”

Seager became a three-time All-Star following selections in 2016 and ’17 while with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Seager entered Thursday with a .245 average, 21 homers and 48 RBIs.

He signed a $325 million, 10-year contract with the Rangers during the offseason that included a $100,000 bonus for All-Star selection.

Seager is the fourth addition to All-Star rosters after San Francisco left-hander Carlos Rodon, Boston designated hitter J.D. Martinez and Miami first baseman Garrett Cooper.

Those three replaced Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper and Houston’s Yordan Alvarez, who are hurt, and Milwaukee closer Josh Hader, who is skipping the July 19 game at Dodger Stadium because of family responsibilities.

Yankees’ Severino to have MRI after leaving start with shoulder tightness

New York Yankees right-hander Luis Severino left his start against the Cincinnati Reds after just two innings due to right shoulder tightness, the team announced.

Severino will undergo an MRI on Thursday to determine the full extent of his injury.

It’s unclear when Severino suffered the injury. He struggled during Wednesday’s brief outing, and his velocity was down at times, according to YES Network’s Jack Curry. He gave up three straight homers in the top of the second, then pulled himself before the top of the third after throwing a few warmup pitches.

Left-hander JP Sears took over for Severino, allowing two Reds runs in 3 2/3 innings of work.

Severino has been a solid member of the Yankees’ rotation this season, sporting a 3.45 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with 95 strikeouts over 16 starts. The 28-year-old entered the year having made just seven regular-season appearances in the majors between 2019 and 2021 due to Tommy John surgery.

Another long-term injury to Severino would be devastating for the Yankees, who’ve rocketed to the best record in baseball thanks in part to their stellar starting pitching. The Bronx Bombers have six pitchers on the injured list, including right-hander Domingo German, who’s made four rehab starts on his current assignment and is a potential rotation option.

Yankees bring back INF/OF Tyler Wade in deal with Angels

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees acquired utility player Tyler Wade on Thursday from the Los Angeles Angels for a player to be named later or cash.

Wade was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 27-year-old hit .218 with 22 runs, five doubles, a homer and eight RBIs in 67 games with the Angels this season before being designated for assignment on July 3. He then cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on July 8.

Wade was acquired by the Angels from the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash on Nov. 22. Over parts of six major league seasons (2017-22), he has a .214 batting average with 24 doubles, two triples, seven homers and 41 RBIs in 331 games bouncing around the infield and outfield.

He was originally selected by the Yankees in the fourth round of the 2013 amateur draft and played his first five big league seasons in New York.

Agent Casey Close sues radio host over Freeman allegation

NEW YORK (AP) Freddie Freeman’s former agent and his company sued a radio host for libel on Thursday, alleging Doug Gottlieb falsely claimed Casey Close never informed the first baseman of the Atlanta Braves’ last contract offer.

Close and Excel Sports Management filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, alleging defamation by libel. They accused Gottlieb of “false, disparaging and derogatory” comments in a tweet they claimed was made “in a grossly irresponsible manner without due consideration for the standards of information gathering and dissemination ordinarily followed by responsible parties.”

The 58-year-old Close is a principal of Excel and one of three managing partners. He has represented several hundred baseball players, including Hall of Famer Derek Jeter.

Gottlieb, 46, is affiliated with Fox Sports, the Pac-12 Network and CBS Sports, according to the suit.

“Although we gave Mr. Gottlieb an opportunity to retract his false statement, he failed to do so,” Close said in a statement. “The complaint sets the record straight as to what occurred during the negotiations with the Atlanta Braves.”

A producer at Fox Sports Radio Network said Gottlieb was traveling in Israel and a message seeking comment would be sent to him.

The suit alleges Close has received death threats from people he believes to be Braves fans.

Close said in the suit that the Braves on March 29, 2021, offered Freeman a $110 million, five-year deal starting in 2022, then made a $125 million, five-year proposal on Aug. 1 and a $135 million proposal on Aug. 4, all rejected by Freeman.

Close said he and the Braves had their final two conversations about a Freeman contract this March 12 and he made two proposals to the team that day that were rejected. Close said he asked the team if it had any offer he could present Freeman and was told the team did not.

Close said he immediately informed Freeman of all conversations with the Braves on March 12.

Atlanta announced on March 14 it had acquired first baseman Matt Olson from Oakland, signaling the team no longer was attempting to retain Freeman. On March 17, Freeman signed a $162 million, six-year contract with the Dodgers.

On June 29, Gottlieb tweeted: “Casey Close never told Freddie Freeman about the Braves final offer, that is why Freeman fired him. He found out in Atlanta this weekend. It isn’t that rare to have happen in MLB, but it happened — Close knew Freddie would have taken the ATL deal.”

Freeman received his World Series ring on June 24 before his first game with the Dodgers in Atlanta, and Close said Freeman terminated him as his designated player agent several days later.

Close and Excel said Gottlieb had not complied with their demand to retract the comments in his tweet.

Oregon tight end, social media star, dies of head injury

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Oregon Ducks tight end Spencer Webb has died after falling and striking his head on rock slides at a popular swimming lake near Eugene, Oregon, authorities said.

The 22-year-old who was expected to play his fifth football season at the University of Oregon this fall was found about 100 yards down a steep trail Wednesday afternoon at Triangle Lake. He was unresponsive and could not be revived by paramedics or bystanders, the Lane County Sheriff’s Office said in statement.

Authorities said his death appeared to be accidental.

Webb was also a social media star. His TikTok account, where he often posted about his life and athletic achievements, had more than 550,000 followers.

Triangle Lake and the nearby Lake Creek Falls are a popular destination for swimmers who navigate naturally formed rock slides by inner tube and swim in several swimming holes.

Webb was expected to compete for starting tight end this fall with Terrance Ferguson and Moliki Matavao, The Register-Guard reported.

During his four seasons at Oregon, Webb recorded 31 receptions, 296 yards, and four touchdowns. His first career touchdown was arguably his most famous play, a 20-yard catch over a defender on a ball thrown by Justin Herbert in the 2019 season opener against Auburn.

The player nicknamed “Spider” was a consensus four-star out of Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento; a top 10 tight end and top 300 prospects by ESPN, Rivals, and 247Sports; and the No. 1 tight end in California by ESPN and 247Sports in 2018, the newspaper reported.

Multiple Oregon coaches and players acknowledged Webb’s death on social media Wednesday night.

“So full of life in every moment of the day,” Oregon football coach Dan Lanning tweeted. “Your smile and energy will be missed Spencer. I love you!”

Like his late grandfather, Donald “Spido” Webb, Spencer was a multi-sport athlete. He was invited by Oregon men’s basketball coach Dana Altman as a practice player when the Ducks were depleted by injury during the 2018-19 season, but didn’t end up joining the team, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.

Webb is survived by his older brother, Cody, who became Spencer’s legal guardian 10 years ago, sister-in-law, Alicia, aunt and uncle, who all helped raise him.

Former All-Pro OT Mitchell Schwartz announces retirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former All-Pro offensive tackle Mitch Schwartz, who helped the Kansas City Chiefs win their first Super Bowl in 50 years in 2019, announced his retirement Thursday because of lingering effects from a back injury.

The 33-year-old Schwartz, who had played in 134 consecutive games with Cleveland and Kansas City, hurt his back against Buffalo in October 2020. He had surgery in the offseason and skipped last year in the hopes of making a full recovery.

Schwartz said in a statement that “I’m currently feeling as good as I have since then, but it’s clear my body won’t ever be the same. The nerve pain down my legs is no longer a daily occurrence but might never fully go away.”

Schwartz’s durability was downright legendary. He played 7,849 snaps between the start of his career, when the Browns selected him in the second round of the 2012 draft, and his injury in Week 6 of the 2020 season. Along the way, Schwartz became the anchor for an offensive line that helped the Chiefs rally past San Francisco in the Super Bowl.

Schwartz was voted a first-team All-Pro in 2018. He also was picked to the second team on three occasions.

“Winning the Super Bowl was the pinnacle of my career,” he said. “I’ve met so many great people and forged relationships that will last a lifetime. Football was a big part of my life and always will be. I love the game and have a passion for sharing my knowledge. But I never defined myself as a football player.”

Indeed, the affable offensive lineman has built a massive following as much for his cooking demonstrations as his often-searing critique of the NFL. “Mitch in the Kitch” videos are posted on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and his own blog.

The Chiefs released Schwartz prior to last season when it became clear he wouldn’t be able to play.

“I’ve enjoyed so much my time in the NFL and walk away feeling fulfilled,” said Schwartz, whose brother Geoff played six NFL seasons. “I have other interests that I’ll have more time to explore: food/cooking and my `Mitch in the Kitch’ series, travel, golf, horology. But most importantly, I’ll have more time with my wife, Brooke, and our two little dogs.”

Big 12 changes coming after one last season with 10 schools

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) On the surface at Big 12 football media days, nothing really appeared much different. The 10 mannequins lining the main stage donned the uniforms of the same schools that have made up the conference for a decade.

As the annual two-day kickoff event wound up Thursday, workers began to dismantle the oversized figures, then carried them one by one off the stage that was adorned by all the team logos.

The Big 12 is heading into its final season as a 10-school league. Oklahoma and Texas, the conference’s only football national champions, still have at least this season – and up to two more after that – before moving to the Southeastern Conference.

BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF won’t join the Big 12 until next summer. And it’s unclear if there could be more teams eventually added to the mix – from the Pac-12, or elsewhere.

“Don’t want to speculate, you know, on the future,” new Oklahoma coach Brent Venables said. “I’m going to keep it on this season and what’s right in front of us.”

For now, that is the Sooners trying to win another Big 12 title after their record streak of six championships in a row ended last season.

As for the Longhorns, they look to make a big improvement after going 5-7 with a six-game losing streak in coach Steve Sarkisian’s first season. He hasn’t decided whether Hudson Card or transfer Quinn Ewers will be the starting quarterback, but Sarkisian isn’t worried about that – “We’re in a really good position,” he said – and also isn’t concerned about the pending switch of leagues.

“Regardless of playing this year in the Big 12, or next year in the Big 12 or whatever this is going to look like, our style of play, our roster that we have in place, is one that regardless of who we play is going to be one that fits us and what we want to do,” Sarkisian said. “This is just our belief of who we want to be as a team.”

It was a week after Big 12 media days wrapped up last July that word came out about Oklahoma and Texas planning a move to an expanded SEC.

The Big 12 responded in September with the four additions, football independent BYU and the three American Athletic Conference schools that have worked out an early departure from that league. UCF had messages on electronic billboards around AT&T Stadium this week expressing the school’s excitement about moving to the Big 12.

“We have really good programs leaving, and we have really good programs coming in,” new Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire said.

Matt Campbell, the league’s second-longest tenured coach going into his seventh season, believes the Big 12 is in a strong position now because of the decision by Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and other leaders “to move, and not stand pat” last summer.

“Probably a lot better shape than we were a year ago at this time,” Campbell said Thursday. “A good move at the time because I think it’s probably positioned us in a great spot moving forward.”

Two weeks before this year’s Big 12 media days, Brett Yormark was named the league’s new commissioner after the 70-year-old Bowlsby’s decision earlier this year to retire. There was also another surprising shift in conference alignment, with UCLA and Southern California leaving the Pac-12 for the Big Ten.

Yormark, steadily busy even before his first official day on the job Aug. 1, described himself as actively engaged in realignment, with input from throughout the conference. He said during his introduction Wednesday that he saw “there was opportunity” without specifically naming any schools, and adding that nothing was imminent.

“As we vet out the possibilities, everything will be additive. Nothing will be dilutive,” Yormark said. “I feel very confident that our conference is in the best position it’s ever been before.”

Texas and Oklahoma are set to remain in the Big 12 through the 2024-25 academic year, which would take them to the end of the conference’s current media rights deal with ESPN and Fox.

When asked about a potential early departure for the Longhorns and Sooners, Yormark said he expected some future discussions with the two schools, and that he would always look for a “win-win situation.”

Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy said Wednesday he believed his team’s Bedlam series against Oklahoma would end when the Sooners leave the conference. And while saying he was joking, he also questioned why OU and Texas were still in on Big 12 meetings.

“I think the world is changing and people are like, yeah, they made a business decision. You know, the new commissioner, if I was him, I wouldn’t let OU and Texas in any meetings,” Gundy said. “I say that kind of jokingly, but really it’s almost business as usual.”

McClelland to become NCAA men’s basketball committee chair

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Charles McClelland will become the first representative from a historically Black college, university or league to chair the Division I men’s basketball committee when he takes over next year.

The NCAA announced Thursday that McClelland, who has been with the SWAC since 2018, would be vice chair this season under Bradley athletic director Chris Reynold before taking on the role himself for the 2023-24 basketball season.

The committee’s biggest responsibility is to select the field for the NCAA Tournament each March.

“It is a tremendous honor to be selected by my colleagues,” said McClelland, who previously served as athletic director at Prairie View A&M and vice president of athletics at Texas Southern. “The NCAA Tournament is the greatest sporting event in the world and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure the future success of this great enterprise.”

Meanwhile, the Pac-12 appointed Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke to replace UCLA’s Martin Jarmond on the committee following the Bruins’ decision to leave their longtime conference for the Big Ten in 2024.

The announcements were made following the committee’s annual summer meeting in Kissimmee, Florida.

NBA Summer Surprises: 5 players who have stood out in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) As NBA summer league winds down in Las Vegas and teams begin making plans to finish up and leave this coming weekend, some players might have done better than most in showing their potential.

This list doesn’t include the biggest names. Paolo Banchero was stellar for Orlando. Chet Holmgren was exceptional for Oklahoma City. That shouldn’t be a surprise, given that Banchero was the No. 1 pick and Holmgren the No. 2 pick in last month’s draft.

But for some, these couple weeks in Vegas might have been a bit of a coming-out party – or at least a reminder that there is no shortage of talented players still waiting for a real chance to make it in the NBA.

Here’s five that might have been overlooked during games in Las Vegas:

TARI EASON, HOUSTON

Not a total surprise, given that he was the No. 17 pick last month. But Eason was clearly one of the top performers in Las Vegas, averaging 16.7 points and 11.7 rebounds entering Thursday. He shot the 3-pointer well, defended very well at times and showed that he’ll be ready to help the Rockets right away. The Rockets came to Las Vegas with all eyes on No. 3 pick Jabari Smith Jr., and rightly so, but Eason reminded some people that Houston had a very good draft.

QUENTIN GRIMES, NEW YORK

He averaged 6 points per game last year for the Knicks and certainly had some good moments, but summer league could be a serious springboard for the shooting guard going into his second NBA season. Grimes was getting 3-pointers airborne by the truckload in Las Vegas, but wasn’t exactly forcing many of them. He played with the savvy of a guy who has already been in the NBA; he got to the line efficiently, wasn’t getting called for fouls on every possession like some seemed to be – the 10-foul rule in Summer League isn’t great for creating good habits – and was a leader.

MOSES MOODY, GOLDEN STATE

He played in 65 games – 52 regular season, 13 playoff – for the Warriors on their way to the NBA championship this past season. He might have taken another step forward in Las Vegas. He didn’t shoot it great at times, but there were also times where he just couldn’t be guarded. James Wiseman’s return after 15 months was maybe the biggest development for Golden State out of summer league, but Moody might have also shown that he’s ready for more responsibility when the Warriors try to win a fifth title in nine years this coming season.

TACKO FALL, UTAH

The 7-foot-5 Fall has always been a project. He still is. But a 12-point, 15-rebound, three-block game in 17 minutes was a loud-and-clear reminder of the potential that the former UCF center has. He turns 27 later this year and has appeared in 37 games over parts of three seasons with Boston and Cleveland. It might be make-or-break time for Fall, but considering Utah – which had him for summer league – needs some bigs after trading Rudy Gobert to Minnesota, there might be another chance awaiting him. Plus, Utah boss Danny Ainge had Fall in Boston, so he knows firsthand how much Fall has improved.

SANDRO MAMUKELASHVILI, MILWAUKEE

He’s on a two-way with the Bucks, which looks like an absolute steal. In his first three games of summer league, he averaged 21 points, shot 9-for-16 from 3-point range, put the ball on the floor better than most 6-foot-9 guys in Las Vegas could, and moved very well. The native of the Republic of Georgia, who played his college ball at Seton Hall, keeps getting better.

NHL free agency: Devils sign Palat; Kadri, Klingberg wait

(AP) — While the New Jersey Devils missed out on the top prize in NHL free agency, they landed a two-time Stanley Cup winner with a track record of playoff success.

The Devils have agreed to terms with left winger Ondrej Palat on a $30 million, five-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced.

Palat had 52 points in 71 games during Tampa Bay’s three consecutive trips to the Cup Final. He finished sixth in Conn Smythe Trophy voting as playoff MVP this year.

Tampa Bay attempted to keep the 31-year-old from Czechia and defenseman Jan Rutta, who signed with Pittsburgh, but couldn’t make the salary cap numbers work. Instead, general manager Julien BriseBois turned to locking up defensemen Mikhail Sergachev and Erik Cernak and center Anthony Cirelli to eight-year extensions through 2031.

The Devils landed Palat after losing the Johnny Gaudreau sweepstakes to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Gaudreau signed a $68.25 million, eight-year contract with Columbus after deciding to leave Calgary. His decision came after an initial frenzy of signings, including the Washington Capitals getting Cup-winning goaltender Darcy Kuemper and Claude Giroux leaving Florida for Ottawa.

In a year the salary cap going up just $1 million – the first increase in three years – several big names remained unsigned early Thursday. They include center Nazem Kadri and defenseman John Klingberg, considered the best free agents available.

The reigning champion Colorado Avalanche have said they would like to bring back Kadri, who helped them win it all. The Dallas Stars all but ruled out keeping Klingberg, who could still sign one of the biggest contracts of the offseason.

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Suns match Pacers’ offer for Ayton, keeping nucleus intact

PHOENIX (AP) Deandre Ayton finally has his new deal from the Phoenix Suns, who simply weren’t willing to let him get away for nothing.

A person with knowledge of the situation said the Suns quickly decided to match a $133 million, four-year offer sheet that Ayton agreed to Thursday with the Indiana Pacers. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Suns had not publicly announced the decision.

The Athletic first reported Phoenix matching the offer. ESPN first reported that Ayton had agreed with the Pacers.

The move means the Suns – at least for now – keep their nucleus of Ayton and the All-Star backcourt of Devin Booker and Chris Paul. The trio pushed Phoenix to the NBA Finals in 2021 and a franchise-record 64 wins during the most recent regular season.

The No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft, Ayton was eligible to get an extension from Phoenix last summer.

That didn’t happen, and he became a restricted free agent this summer – meaning Phoenix had the chance to match any offers. Once Indiana made its move, the Suns countered quickly.

Phoenix has been linked to interest in acquiring Brooklyn star Kevin Durant during the offseason, but Ayton can’t be used as trade bait because of the new deal.

The Suns’ move is a blow to the Pacers, who were hoping to add Ayton as a pivotal piece in a promising young core that includes 22-year-old point guard Tyrese Haliburton, who was acquired in a February trade with Sacramento.

Ayton – who turns 24 later this month – had a shaky start to his career but became a critical component in the Suns’ run to the Finals. He’s part of the 2018 draft class that includes Dallas’ Luka Doncic and Atlanta’s Trae Young. The two guards have had more individual success, but neither has made it as far in the playoffs.

The athletic 6-foot-11 Ayton is powerful in the low post and has developed a strong mid-range game. He averaged 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game last season while shooting 63.4% from the field and 36.8% on 3-pointers.

Much of the criticism about Ayton has been about his maturity. He was suspended 25 games without pay by the NBA in 2019 for violating the league’s Anti-Drug Program by testing positive for a diuretic. He was also benched for part of Game 7 of the team’s second-round loss to Dallas this year after appearing to exchange words with coach Monty Williams.

Still, he is generally popular with his teammates. Booker and Paul often praised Ayton, who did a lot of the little things to help the team win.

Even without Ayton, Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard may not be done wheeling-and-dealing. Indiana has three potential first-round picks in next year’s draft and enough players and assets to help other teams looking for a salary-cap dump.

The Pacers announced Thursday that they waived four players – Duane Washington Jr., Nik Stauskas, Malik Fitts, and Juwan Morgan. They were part of Indiana’s trade that sent guard Malcolm Brogdon to Boston, clearing enough cap space to make the pursuit of Ayton or other players realistic.

PACERS ROOKIE BENNEDICT MATHURIN TO MISS REMAINDER OF SUMMER LEAGUE

The Pacers announced Thursday that No. 6 overall pick Bennedict Mathurin’s run at the NBA 2K23 Summer League in Las Vegas has come to an end, due to a sore left toe.

An NBA Academy product who played two seasons at Arizona, Mathurin played three games in Vegas, averaging 19.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 steals while shooting 38.5% from 3 and 48.8% overall. The Montreal native was selected back-to-back in this year’s lottery with fellow Canadian Shaedon Sharpe, who went No. 7 to Portland.

The team also announced Isaiah Jackson and Terry Taylor would sit out any remaining games.

Clippers Blank Indians, 7-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Despite starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff throwing 6.0 two-run innings, the Indianapolis Indians lost their second consecutive contest against the Columbus Clippers on Thursday afternoon, 7-0.

In the bottom of the third, Will Benson smacked a leadoff home run over the right-center fence to give Columbus (49-38) a 1-0 lead. The Clippers would lead for the remainder of the ballgame, and tacked on insurance with a home run by Richie Palacios in the sixth and burst for five more runs in the seventh.

RHP Peyton Battenfield (W, 6-5) tossed 8.0 shutout innings with six strikeouts. He threw 5.1 perfect innings before Jared Oliva ripped a single up-the-middle to give the Indians (41-44) their first baserunner of the contest. Oliva was erased in the following at bat when Jamie Ritchie grounded into a double play.

Eickhoff (L, 5-4) deposited his second consecutive quality start for the Indians. In 6.0 innings of work, he allowed two runs on three hits – two of which were solo home runs.

The Indians and Clippers continue their six-game series on Friday at 7:05 PM ET at Huntington Park. RHP Osvaldo Bido (1-5, 5.16) will take the mound for the Indians while the Clippers have yet to name a starter.

INDY ELEVEN: PREVIEW | #NYvIND

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Indy Eleven vs. New York Red Bulls II

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Indy Eleven: 6W-9L-3D (-6 GD), 21 pts.; 9th in Eastern Conference 

New York Red Bulls II: 1W-14L-3D (-30 GD), 6 pts.; 14th in Eastern Conference 

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Indy Eleven is headed to New Jersey Friday night for the team’s final USL Championship regular season match with New York Red Bulls II, as New York are leaving the Championship for MLS Next PRO in the 2023 season.

Friday’s match marks a crucial moment for two squads both looking to bounce back after disappointing stretches. The Boys in Blue have lost five consecutive matches, the longest such streak for the team since joining USL Championship in 2018. Meanwhile, Red Bulls II have been outscored 14-0 over their last three matches.

Recent form has been par for the course for RBII in 2022, as the team have won just one match all season long, a 1-0 victory over Atlanta United 2 nearly four months ago on Mar. 16. The team’s -30 goal differential and six points are the lowest tallies in the league, while nine goals and three points separate the team from second-to-last Charleston Battery.

For the Eleven, the five-match losing streak has also seen a four-match scoreless streak, as the offense has stagnated over the past month following a three-goal performance on June 18 against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Against a New York squad that has given up 14 goals in its last three matches, the opportunity to break the drought is ripe for the taking.

The two sides met once previously earlier in the season, a 2-0 win for the Eleven at Carroll Stadium in the first meeting in the series in nearly three years. An own goal put Indy ahead early, while Jonas Fjeldberg doubled the lead for the Eleven just before halftime. The May 21 match between the teams also marks the last time the Boys in Blue shut out an opponent.

Due in large part to scheduling conflicts during the seasons affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the teams did not meet in 2020 or 2021, but met in the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs in a 1-0 win for the Eleven. Indy leads the all-time series 4W-2L-0D, with all four wins coming in Indianapolis and both defeats coming in New Jersey.

While the Boys in Blue are away on Friday, the team returns home to Carroll Stadium for next Saturday, as the team is set to take on Memphis 901 FC at 7:00 p.m. on July 23, the first of a three-match homestand at Carroll Stadium.

JACK BENTER CHOOSES PURDUE

Jack Benter of Brownstown Central, announced his commitment Thursday and he will play at Purdue. Benter averaged 26.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists last season, shooting a sizzling 44.9% (93-for-207) from the 3-point line.

Four Boilermaker Alums Set for World Championships

EUGENE, Ore. – Four Purdue track & field alums will compete at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, at Hayward Field from July 15-24.

Devynne Charlton (Bahamas, 100 meter hurdles), Samson Colebrooke (Bahamas, 100 meters), Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (Nigeria, shot put) and Kara (Patterson) Winger (United States, javelin) will represent their countries, and the Boilermakers, at the world-championship event.

Winger is competing at her sixth World Athletics Championships and Charlton and Enekwechi are at their third. Colebrooke is making is world championships debut. All four also competed at last summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Colebrooke will be the first Boilermaker race in Oregon. The preliminary round and heats of the 100m are on Friday, July 15, at 3:30 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. ET, and the semifinal and final are on Saturday, July 16, at 9 p.m. and 10:50 p.m.

A 2021 Purdue graduate, Colebrooke has a season-best 100m time of 10.01. He was 44th overall at the 2020 Olympic Games in the 100m in 10.33 as he made his Olympic debut. As a Boilermaker, Colebrooke was a six-time All-America honoree and five-time Big Ten medalist. He owns the second-fastest 200m (20.46) and third-fastest 100m (10.18) times in school history.

Enekwechi also begins shot put competition on Friday. The qualification round is set for Friday, July 15, at 9:55 p.m., and the final is on Sunday, July 17, at 9:27 p.m.

Currently a volunteer assistant coach with the Boilermakers, Enekwechi has a season-best shot put mark of 21.25 meters, and he was 12th in the finals in Tokyo last year with a throw of 19.74m at his first Olympics. He was a 12-time All-American and five-time NCAA medalist at Purdue from 2013-16. Enekwechi owns the school record in the shot put (20.37m) and hammer throw (72.77m) outdoors and shot put (19.95m) and weight throw (24.39m) indoors. His NCAA medals include two silvers in 2016, and he won 12 Big Ten medals, including four golds, and was a three-time Big Ten Field Athlete of the Year.

Winger’s meet begins with the qualification round of the javelin on Wednesday, July 20, at 6:20 p.m., and the final is on Friday, July 22, at 9:20 p.m.

One of the most decorated Purdue athletes in any sport, Winger has a season-best javelin throw of 64.26m and she was 17th overall with a throw of 59.71m at the Tokyo Olympics. A four-time Olympian and eight-time USATF national champion, Winger is a 2009 Purdue graduate and was fifth at the 2019 World Championships, her fifth worlds appearance. She owns the Purdue (61.56m in 2008) and had the American (66.67m in 2010) records in the javelin. At the NCAA Championships, Winger won silver in the javelin in 2009 and was fifth in 2008, and she is a two-time Big Ten Outdoor Athlete of the Year. She won Big Ten javelin titles in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

Charlton will race next weekend, with the 100m hurdle heats scheduled for Saturday, July 23, at 2:20 p.m. On Sunday, July 24, the semifinal is at 8:10 p.m. and the final is at 10 p.m.

Ranked No. 6 in the world, Charlton has a season-best 100m hurdle time of 12.60 after she was sixth at her first Olympics, in 12.74, last August. The school record-holder in the 100m hurdles (12.70) and 100m (11.22) and a nine-time All-American, Charlton was a Boilermaker from 2014-18. Along with her Purdue records, she also holds the sixth-fastest time in the 200m (23.61). Charlton was the NCAA runner-up in the 100m hurdles in 2018 and in the 60m hurdles in 2017. She is an 11-time Big Ten champion and was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year three times.

A complete schedule, results and more can be found at WorldAthletics.org. NBC will broadcast the meet in the United States, and their schedule is available at NBCSports.com. Additional updates throughout the week are available by following the Boilermakers on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

This marks the first time that the United States will host the World Athletics Championships.

Butler MBB and Cal Agree to Home-and-Home Series

Butler and California have agreed to a home-and-home series, marking the most recent addition to the Bulldogs’ strong non-conference schedule for the next two seasons.

Butler will travel to Berkeley, Calif., for a game with the Golden Bears on Saturday, Dec. 10. The game time and television assignment will be announced at a later date. Cal will return the game at Hinkle Fieldhouse during the 2023-24 season on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023.

This will be the first match-up between Butler and Cal as men’s basketball opponents. Butler is 15-11 all-time against current members of the Pac-12 Conference. The Bulldogs’ most recent Pac-12 opponent was Stanford in the championship game of the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City; Butler won that match-up, 68-67.

The road trip to Cal joins a non-conference schedule that features the 2022 Battle 4 Atlantis, a road game at Penn State as part of the Gavitt Tip-Off Games, and a home game against Kansas State as part of the BIG EAST-Big 12 Battle. Additional non-conference games will be announced in the coming weeks.

Coach Thad Matta has returned to his alma mater to lead the Bulldogs for a second time. In his 17 years as a college head coach, which includes stints at Butler, Ohio State and Xavier, Matta possesses an incredible record of 439-154 (.740). Matta’s teams won 20 or more games in 16 of those 17 seasons, advancing to the NCAA Tournament 13 times.

The Bulldogs return leading scorer Chuck Harris and significant contributors Jayden Taylor and Simas Lukosius from last season’s roster. Matta has supplemented that young, talented group of Bulldogs this offseason with the addition of standout transfers Manny Bates (North Carolina State), Eric Hunter Jr. (Purdue), Jalen Thomas (Georgia State), and Ali Ali (Akron).

Season tickets are on sale now to cheer on the Butler men’s basketball team at Hinkle Fieldhouse during the 2022-2023 campaign. The Bulldogs’ home schedule features 18 contests, including all 10 BIG EAST opponents.

IRISH HOST HUSKIES FOR JIMMY V CLASSIC

BRISTOL, Conn. – ESPN announced the matchups for the 2022 Jimmy V Women’s Classic Presented by Corona, and once again, it’ll be the Notre Dame/UConn rivalry in the spotlight. The matchup is set for Dec. 4, inside Purcell Pavilion.

Not only that, but the two sides will clash in front of a national audience with the game being broadcasted on ABC. The ABC Network did a total of 12 women’s college basketball games last season and continues the expanded coverage into the 2022-23 campaign.

This year marks the sixth head-to-head matchup between Notre Dame and UConn in the Jimmy V Classic, and the third time the Irish have hosted. All-together, it’ll be the 53rd time the Irish and Huskies have clashed on the hardwood.

The Jimmy V Classic, named for legendary college basketball coach Jim Valvano, annually raises money and awareness for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The women’s event debuted in 2002. Both the men’s and women’s events are part of ESPN’s V Week initiative, which utilizes platforms to talk to sports fans about the importance of cancer research. To date, ESPN has helped raise more than $155 million dollars for the V Foundation.

In 2021, V Week raised $13.35 million, surpassing the previous high of $8.8 million in 2019.

ASSOCIATE COACH RISTANO TO DEPART SOFTBALL PROGRAM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. –  The University of Notre Dame head softball coach Deanna Gumpf announced the departure of associate coach Lizzy Ristano earlier this week. Ristano, a former captain for the Fighting Irish, has been on staff for the past 17 seasons and earned her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame.  

“For 17 years, Lizzy has given her heart and soul to this program and she will be greatly missed.” Gumpf said, “She has been so much more than just a coach. She’s been true, loyal and committed. She has been a dear friend throughout the years and we are so blessed to have had her on staff for as long as we did. I’m honored to have watched her family thrive and see her beautiful children grow. No matter what she chooses to do, she will be amazing at it. She is a phenomenal woman, mother and friend and I’m so lucky to be part of her journey.”

“For the past 17 years, I have been beyond blessed to have Notre Dame Softball as a daily staple in my life.” Ristano said, “I have cherished every moment with every current and past player in this program. I am so unbelievably grateful for the relationships we have built and the lessons we have learned along the way. Thank you to Deanna for giving me this opportunity. It has been one of the greatest honors in my life! Go Irish Softball, always and forever!”

Ristano started as an assistant coach in 2006 before being promoted to associate coach in 2013. With Ristano on staff, the Irish have qualified for the NCAA Tournament in every full season. She was part of five staffs that earned Coaching Staff of the Year awards, two in the BIG EAST and three as part of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic Region.

In her time, Ristano has helped mentor 64 NFCA All-Region honorees, 41 First Team, four Conference Player of the Year honorees, a Conference Freshman of the Year and 78 All-Conference selections.

In her time with the Irish, Ristano led the offense to new heights. Her offenses hit for a combined .311 average in 17 seasons, and scored an average of 5.42 runs per game. Nine seasons saw the Irish hit above the .300 mark, led by a program record .357 average in 2014. Just five times prior to 2006 saw Notre Dame hit for a team average above .300. 10 seasons saw Notre Dame score an average of more than five runs per game, an average that was hit just four times prior to Ristano’s appointment. This past season saw the Irish hit for an ACC-best .331 average, the best team average since 2014 (program record – .357) and was tied for the top mark nationally with a 1.81 doubles per game.

In her playing career, Ristano, formerly Lemire, captained the most successful team in program history as she powered the 2001 team to a program record 54-7 mark, a No. 7 national ranking and the program’s first number one seed in the NCAA Regionals. At the conclusion of her playing career, she held the program’s record for doubles in a season (17), before tutoring All-American Emilee Koerner who would go on to break Ristano’s record, hitting 28 in 2014. Her senior class compiled a record of 177-63, won two BIG EAST Tournament Championships, four regular season conference titles and made three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Ristano departs the softball program to be with her family as her husband recently accepted a new position.

Sycamores in the Pros – July 14

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball continues to see talent dot the professional ranks as Sycamores currently compete in the MLB, Triple-A, Double-AA, Single-A, and Rookie Ball levels.

Sean Manaea, LHP, San Diego Padres

Sean Manaea picked up his fourth win of the 2022 season in his latest start as the left-hander went 6.1 innings allowing five hits and two runs while striking out five at Colorado. Manaea (4-4) continues to keep San Diego (50-40) in the playoff hunt as the Padres sit in the second wild card spot nearing the All-Star break. Manaea has gone at least six innings in 13 of his 16 starts on the year while boasting a 4.09 ERA. The Wanatah, Ind. native has posted a 97:36 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the season over 94.2 innings.

Clay Dungan, SS, Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals AAA)

Clay Dungan has been in the everyday lineup for the Omaha Storm Chasers since being assigned to the squad by the Royals following a Spring Training invitation. The ISU alumni has been the starting second baseman for the Storm Chasers and is coming off a strong month of June where he hit .277 from the plate with 12 extra-base hits over his 83 at-bats. More recently, Dungan posted a five-game hitting streak from July 2-6, including a three-hit game on July 4 against Toledo.

Hunter Owen, LF, Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates AAA)

Hunter Owen remains on the 60-day disabled list after being designated by the Indianapolis Indians back on May 27. Owen was a Pirates’ Spring Training invitee and lined up in 14 games with a .256 batting average, while adding two doubles and a triple. Owen added five RBI and nine runs scored prior to going on the DL.

Andrew Young, 2B, Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals AA)

Andrew Young made his debut on the Harrisburg Senators roster on June 12 as the former Sycamore remains in the middle infield. Young was a Nationals’ Spring Training invitee and spent the first part of the season with the Rochester Red Wings before the recent transaction. At the time of this posting, Young has been on a three-game hitting streak, including homering in his last contest against Hartford on July 13.

Jake Means, 3B, Northwest Arkansas Naturals (Kansas City Royals AA)

Jake Means continues to sit among the starters on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals as the former Sycamore mans the corner infield for the Royals AA-affiliate. He’s hit safely in three games over the first two weeks of July, including a two-hit game with a pair of runs and an RBI on July 2 against Amarillo.

Triston Polley, LHP, Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers AA)

Triston Polley was promoted from the Hickory Crawdads today as the left-hander moved to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. Polley has posted a 6-3 overall record with a 4.42 ERA over the 2022 season in primary relief for the Crawdads. Over his seven appearances with Frisco, Polley has surrendered just one run over 9.2 innings while striking out seven.

Roby Enriquez, OF, Amarillo Sod Poodles (Arizona Diamondbacks AA)

Roby Enriquez was assigned to the Amarillo Sod Poodles in late May after a strong start to the year with the Hillsboro Hops. The right fielder has been one of the stronger bats on the Sod Poodles and continues to rake midway through July. Enriquez has hit safely in nine of the last 10 games and boasts a .419 batting average through July with two home runs and six doubles over 43 at-bats. He added his second four-hit game of the 2022 season on July 1 and added three-RBI on July 2 against Northwest Arkansas.

Max Wright, C, Eugene Emeralds (San Francisco Giants High-A)

Max Wright continues to move up the San Francisco Giants’ chain as the second-year player was promoted from the San Jose Giants squad on June 14. Since joining the Eugene squad, Wright has posted a .286 batting average over his five games, including homering in his debut on June 17. Wright was back in action following a stint on the DL making his return to the field on July 10.

Jarrod Watkins, 2B, Hillsboro Hops (Arizona Diamondbacks High-A)

Jarrod Watkins made his debut at Hillsboro back on June 16 as the infielder continues a rapid ascent since signing with Arizona back on June 6. He posted a nine-game hitting streak earlier this season and wrapped up June hitting .333 from the plate. He’s added two more doubles and six RBI in July.

Geremy Guerrero, LHP, FCL Astros Blue (Houston Astros Rookie Affiliate)

Geremy Guerrero signed with the Houston Astros back in May 19 and was recently assigned to the FCL Astros Blue. Guerrero has yet to appear in a game in the 2022 season.

Former Greyhounds Find Success at Indiana Open Championship

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis men’s golf program was well-represented at the 2022 Indiana Open Championship this week as six alumni competed in the professional event with two finishing in the Top 10.  This year’s championship took place in Westfield at the Chatham Hills Champion course.

Seth Fair ’10 shot three rounds under par to take home the title with a score of -12, closing out with a four streak lead.  His fired a 66 (-6) in his final round with five birdies on the back nine.  He took home a pot of $5,000 while achieving professional status.

Graham McAree ’18 shot an even final round to finish tied for 10th (-4).  A two-time All-American at UIndy, he shot four under in the first round and even in the final two.

Recent graduates Keegan Bronnenberg and Oliver Mast both tied for 13th with scores of -3.  After a tough first round, Bronnenberg rallied with a combined -7 in the final two rounds to finish -3.  Mast birdied three of the last five holes to make his final push up the leaderboard.  On the week, he finished -8 on Par 5’s including a pair of eagles on hole 7.  On the bag caddying for Mast was his former teammate and current Greyhound Jacob Nickell.

Jon Jozefowski ’13 finished tied for 30th at +4 after shooting 69 in the final round.  Current Greyhound Bryce Robertson finished tied for 35th at +6 with a 70 in the final round.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1901       Christy Mathewson becomes the first rookie to throw a no-hitter in baseball history in the modern era. The 20-year-old right-hander, who will hurl another no-hit game in 1905, holds the Cardinals hitless in the Giants’ 5-0 victory at Robison Field in St. Louis.

1939       National League president Ford Frick orders two-foot screens affixed inside all foul poles after Billy Jurges of the Giants and umpire George Magerkurth spit at each other after a disputed call down the left-field line at the Polo Grounds. The American League will soon follow the Senior Circuit lead, installing screens in their ballparks.

1941       At spacious Mann Field in Newport (AR), the Paragould Browns’ Clarence “Hooks” Iott goes the distance, striking out 30 Newport Dodgers in a 16-inning Class D Northeast Arkansas League game that ends in a 1-1 tie. In September, the 21-year-old southpaw, who struck out 25 Batesville Pilots in a nine-inning game last month, will make his major league debut for the Browns, throwing two innings against the White Sox without recording a strikeout.

1950       Citing the competition of television and radio, the Colonial League ceases its operation. The four-year-old circuit of Class B clubs was established in 1947 and featured teams from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

1952       Trailing in their final turn at-bat by six runs, Eddie Joost’s walk-off grand slam off of Satchel Paige gives the A’s a dramatic 7-6 victory over the Browns at Shibe Park. ‘Old Satch,’ who yielded a game-ending bases full round-tripper to Sammy White two weeks ago at Fenway Park, becomes the first hurler in major league history to give up two walk-off grand slams in the same season.

1952       Tigers’ first baseman Walt Dropo, who went 5-for-5 yesterday, continues his sizzling skein, collecting four more consecutive hits (nine straight singles) in the first game of a twin bill against the Senators. In the Griffith Stadium nightcap, the Detroit infielder will extend the streak to 12 when he triples, singles, and doubles in his first three at-bats before fouling out to the catcher in the top of the seventh inning.

1960       Home plate umpire Frank Dascoli stops play for 24 minutes when San Francisco’s first baseman Willie McCovey hits a pitch into shallow left field that no one can see because of the dense fog. The Giants’ infielder second inning invisible triple doesn’t deter the Dodgers when they win the Candlestick Park contest, 5-3.

1960       Brooks Robinson becomes the first Oriole to hit for the cycle when he strokes a two-run triple to center field off Turk Lown in the ninth inning. The third baseman’s 5-for-5 performance and three RBIs contribute to Baltimore’s 5-2 victory over the White Sox at Comiskey Park.

1962       In the seventh inning of the nightcap of a twin bill split with the Pirates at Forbes Field, Cardinal left fielder Stan Musial establishes a new National League record with his 10,428th-time at-bat. ‘Stan the Man,’ who will finish his 22-year career with 10,972 plate appearances, surpasses Honus Wagner’s mark set in 1917.

1967       Cardinals pitcher Bob Gibson’s right fibula is fractured by a Roberto Clemente line drive during a 6-3 loss to the Pirates. The injury will sideline the Redbird right-hander until Labor Day, but he will recover enough to allow only three earned runs in three complete World Series game victories over the Red Sox.

1969       Richard Nixon becomes the first president to witness a triple play. In a 7-3 Senator victory at RFK Stadium, the Tigers pull off the around-the-horn triple killing on an Ed Brinkman grounder in the bottom of the fifth inning.

1969       In a twin bill split with the Braves, Lee May hits two home runs in each contest and drives in five runs in both ends of the doubleheader. Despite the All-Star first baseman’s performance, the Reds drop the opener 9-8 but come back to win the nightcap, 10-4.

1969       In the Braves’ first game after the All-Star break, Hank Aaron goes deep off Clay Carroll in the fifth inning of the team’s 9-8 comeback victory over Cincinnati at Crosley Field. The round-tripper, the 534th home run of his career, moves the ‘Hammer’ into fourth place on the all-time list, ahead of Jimmie Foxx and only two behind Mickey Mantle.

1971       The Pirates, trailing 1-0, tie the game in the ninth and then knot the score again in the 13th and 16th innings before finally beating the Padres 4-3. Roberto Clemente’s one-out walk-off homer off Danny Coombs ends the Three Rivers Stadium contest in the 17th frame.

1973       In the game which features Norm Cash trying to use a piano leg to bat in the ninth inning, Nolan Ryan, en route to striking out 17 batters, becomes the fourth pitcher to throw two no-hitters in the same year when the Angels defeat the Tigers, 6-0 in front of 41,411 fans in Detroit. Johnny Vander Meer (1938 Reds), Virgil Trucks (1938 Tigers), and Allie Reynolds (1951 Yankees) have also accomplished the rare feat.

1980       Establishing a new mark for home runs by a catcher, Johnny Bench of the Reds breaks Yogi Berra’s record by hitting his 314th round-tripper as a backstop. The future Hall of Famer has also hit 33 dingers while playing other positions.

1985       At the Metrodome in Minnesota, the first Home Run Derby, a new tradition to take place the day before the All-Star Game, is won by Reds’ right fielder Dave Parker. Although these hitting exhibitions have occurred in the past, the event marks the first time Major League Baseball acknowledges the contest.

1985       The day before the All-Star Game in Minneapolis, the Players’ Association announces they have set a strike date for August 6. The union will keep its word, but the season will resume two days later.

1986       The 1986 All-Star Game, a 3-2 American League victory played in the Astrodome, is the last contest Dick Howser will manage in the major leagues. The Royals skipper, later diagnosed with a brain tumor, suffers from apparent mental lapses, admitting he felt ill during the game.

1988       For the second time this season, Red Sox fireballer Roger Clemens strikes out sixteen Royals, going the distance in the team’s 3-1 victory in the opener of a twin bill. Boston also takes the nightcap of the Fenway Park doubleheader in the managerial debut of Joe Morgan, who replaced John McNamara at the helm.

1990       In an 8-5 White Sox victory at Yankee Stadium, Bobby Thigpen becomes the quickest player to reach 30 saves in a season. The Chicago closer will establish a major league record this campaign, saving 57 games for the South-siders.

1993       Cal Ripken, Jr. hits his 278th homer as a shortstop, breaking Ernie Banks’ record. The Hall of Famers will play different infield positions during their careers, with ‘Mr. Cub’ going deep a total of 512 times for Chicago, and the ‘Iron Man’ clearing the fences on 431 occasions for the Orioles.

1994       After being confiscated in the first inning of the Indians-White Sox contest at Comiskey Park, Albert Belle’s bat, suspected of being corked, is placed in umpire Dave Phillips’ locker for further examination. The theft of the piece of wood, taken and replaced by a burglar who gains access to the umpire’s room by squirming through an overhead crawl space, becomes evident when pieces of ceiling tile litter the floor and the name on the ‘clean’ bat now reads, Paul Sorrento.

1996       After making 2,216 consecutive starts at shortstop, Oriole Cal Ripken returns to third base for the first time since June 30, 1982. The 2,216 straight starts is a major league record at any position.

1997       En route to a 16-2 rout of the Padres, the Giants set the NL record for the most runs in a seventh inning. Thirteen Giants cross the plate during the big inning at Qualcomm Stadium.

1999       At the Oakland Coliseum, in the fifth inning of an 11-9 win over San Francisco, A’s hurler Brad Rigby puts Barry Bonds on first base with a free pass, giving the Giants left fielder the major league record for intentional walks with 294. Hank Aaron set the previous mark.

1999       The Mariners play a home game outdoors for the first time in franchise history. Under an open retractable roof, Seattle’s debut at the $517.6 million Safeco Field becomes forgettable when closer Jose Mesa squanders a ninth-inning lead by walking four batters in the team’s 3-2 loss to the Padres.

1999       The Brewers postpone their scheduled game against the Royals at County Stadium as a gesture of respect for the three workers who died during the construction team’s new stadium. A massive crane broke in half while lifting a 400-ton portion of the roof, causing the deaths and damaging the partially completed Miller Park.

2000       The American Tobacco Company’s near-mint condition 1909 Honus Wagner card goes for $1.1 million in an eBay online auction. The high bidder will pay $1.265 million, including a 15 percent buyer’s premium for the 91-year-old card of the Hall of Fame Pirate shortstop.

2003       At the All-Star Game played in Chicago’s U.S. Cellular Field, Angels outfielder Garret Anderson goes 3-for-4, including a two-run homer and a double, helping the American League beat the NL, 7-6. Pinch-hitting in the eighth inning, Rangers’ third baseman Hank Blalock hits a go-ahead two-run homer off the usually untouchable reliever of the Dodgers, Eric Gagne.

2004       Eric Gagne surpasses Jeff Shaw for the most career saves in franchise history, collecting his 130th save in a Dodger uniform. The 28-year-old right-handed closer pitches a perfect ninth, striking out the side, in the team’s 5-2 victory over Arizona at Bank One Ballpark.

2005       With an RBI double off Joel Pineiro at Safeco Field, Rafael Palmeiro becomes the 26th player to collect 3000 hits. The Orioles’ first baseman joins Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Eddie Murray as one of only four major leaguers to record 3,000 hits and 500 home runs during his career.

2005       The Royals establish the longest losing streak by any big league franchise to play in Kansas City. Their 16th consecutive loss, an 11-3 decision to the Mariners, is one more than the 1884 Unions, the first team to play professionally in the City of Fountains.

2005       Mike Stanton’s first appearance for the Nationals is memorable when the southpaw balks home the winning run without throwing a pitch, giving the Brewers a 4-3 victory at Miller Park. Chris Magruder scores the winning run from third base in the bottom of the tenth, thanks to the call by first base ump Paul Schrieber, who saw the lefty step toward home plate as he threw over to first in an attempt to pick off Rickie Weeks.

2006       Vladimir Guerrero knocks in his 1000th career RBI, plating Orlando Cabrera with a two-out single in the first inning as Los Angeles beats the Devil Rays at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 9-2. The 30-year-old Dominican outfielder becomes the seventh-fastest player ever to reach the milestone.

2007       With his third stolen base, a fifth-inning swipe of second, in a 5-4 loss against the Rangers in Los Angeles, Chone Figgins steals his 187th base in an Angel uniform to break the franchise record. Gary Pettis, who is in the ballpark as a coach for the visiting Rangers, set the previous mark for the Halos in 1987.

2007       In front of a sellout crowd of 44,872 at Citizens Bank Park, the 125-year-old Phillies become the first franchise to lose 10,000 games when St. Louis beats the team, 10-2. During the ninth inning, the hometown fans cheer as the much-heralded milestone becomes a reality.

2008       Dan Uggla becomes the first player in All-Star Game history to make three errors. The Marlins second baseman, who has two miscues in the 10th and one in the 13th in the American League 4-3, 15-inning victory at Yankee Stadium, doesn’t fare much better at the plate, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and grounding into a double play with runners on first and third in the 10th inning.

2008       Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig’s wool warm-up jacket, given to his friends Marion and Ray Parker in 1941, is won with a $325,000 bid on the Hunt Auctions site at the All-Star FanFest at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. The woolen team jacket, most likely, is the one he wore to bring out the Yankee lineup card at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium in 1939 when his streak of 2,130 consecutive games ended.

2008       Rangers shortstop Michael Young’s sac fly scores the Twins Justin Morneau ending the four-hour and fifty-minute marathon, making the contest the longest All-Star Game ever played. The American League wins its 11th consecutive victory, beating the National League, 4-3, in the fourth Mid-Summer classic played at Yankee Stadium.

2009       The Phillies and Pedro Martinez finalized a one-year deal worth $1 million. The three-time Cy Young winner, who has compiled a 214-99 record during his 17 seasons in the big leagues, was immediately placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a shoulder strain.

2013       Bruce Bochy names Matt Harvey the National League’s starter in tomorrow’s Midsummer Classic at Citi Field. The 24-year-old rookie right-hander is the first Mets pitcher to start an All-Star Game since Dwight Gooden got the nod in 1988 and will become the sixth hurler to start in his home ballpark.

2014       A baseball glove (c. 1935) worn and autographed by Lou Gehrig goes for a bid of $287,500 at an auction held in conjunction with the MLB All-Star FanFest in Minneapolis. Other items sold by Hunt Auctions at the event include Roy Campanella’s Hall of Fame induction ring ($86,250), a Jackie Robinson bat ($80,500), and Harmon Killebrew’s 1958 Senators home jersey ($40,250).

2015       Kirk Nieuwenhuis, recently reacquired by the Mets from the Angels after they sold him to the Halos in May, hits three home runs in his first three at-bats, helping the team complete a three-game sweep of the Diamondbacks with a 5-3 victory at Citi Field. The outfielder’s first three homers of the season mark the tenth time in franchise history a player has gone deep three times in a game, but the 27-year-old is the first to accomplish the feat at home.

2017       Cody Bellinger becomes the first Dodger rookie to hit for the cycle when he collects a seventh-inning triple in the team’s 7-1 victory over the Marlins in Miami. The 22-year old freshman goes 4-for-5, driving in three runs en route to his historic accomplishment.

WORLD SERIES HISTORY 1924

Washington Senators (4) vs New York Giants (3)

After struggling to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League pennant by only 1½ games, the New York Giants once again found themselves competing in their eighth World Series in fourteen years. Their challengers, the Washington Senators, had topped the American League and were determined to bring home a championship to the nation’s capital.

Game 1 promised a great Series as league-standout Walter Johnson and veteran Art Nehf went head-to-head in a twelve-inning nail-biter that ended in a 4-3 Giants victory. Although Johnson had struck out twelve New Yorkers, “The Big Train” had allowed fourteen hits and six walks. After winning two out of the next three, Washington was pounded in Game 5 when Johnson surrendered thirteen more hits including four by Freddie Lindstrom on the way to a devastating 6-2 loss. The Senators’ ace was now 0-2 and they were one game away from elimination.

Washington managed to stay afloat thanks to a solid performance at the plate by Bucky Harris (who knocked a two-run single in the fifth) and the arm of Tom Zachary, who held the Giants in tow for a crucial 2-1 win that tied the Series at three games each.

Game 7 at Griffith Stadium provided a perfect backdrop for the Senators “Grand Finale”. Although the Giants looked to add yet another title to their resume (with a 3-1 lead going into the bottom of the eighth) a critical fielding error by the Giants’ eighteen-year-old third baseman Freddie Lindstrom (on a routine grounder) netted two runs and a last minute tie. The stalemate continued until the twelfth thanks to “big” relief from “The Big Train”.

Once again, the Giants committed two major fielding errors including a replay of the missed grounder to third and a dropped foul by catcher Hank Gowdy, who tripped over his mask. Fittingly, it was Walter Johnson who had turned his game around (after two poor outings) in a 4-3 triumph that gave the Senators their first world championship.

The 1924 contest was John McGraw’s last championship appearance (although he would manage the Giants until 1932) and he would end it with a 3-6 Series record. Despite losing twice as many match-ups, the Giants skipper is currently tied (with Joe McCarthy) for second all-time for World Series appearances (behind Casey Stengel with ten).

ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-1935

The third exhibition of what was soon to become known as the “Midsummer Classic” was played at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium on July 8, 1935. Due to the success of the previous two games, available tickets were in short supply and a crowd of 69,831 filled the ball-yard, setting an All-Star Game record that stood until 1981, when more than 72,000 attended the fifty-second All-Star Game in the same park. Unfortunately, after the initial excitement of the first game and the phenomenal pitching by Carl Hubbell in the second, the third was rather uneventful.

The American League won for the third straight year due to the performance of Jimmie Foxx. Once again, he was playing third in deference to Lou Gehrig and belted a two-run homer in the bottom of the first, giving the American League a lead it never relinquished. Making his third All-Star appearance, Al Simmons of the White Sox was the game’s top hitter with a six-for-thirteen showing and a .462 average. It would be his last All-Star showing. Unbelievably, the most frustrated hitter was Gehrig. A Triple Crown winner in 1934, he was hitless in nine at-bats.

FAMOUS NUMBERS JULY 15, 2022

5 – 23 – 30

July 15, 1876 – By George I think he’s got it! Almost 100 years to the day after a guy named George Washington was preserving freedom with patriotic forces while the Declaration of Independence was being signed by the Continental Congress, the game of baseball had its first official no-hitter declared when George Bradley of the St Louis Brown Stockings no-hits the Hartford Dark Blues team, in a 2-0 blanking. Just to keep the George’s in order, When Bradley performed this eventful feat it was less than three weeks prior that George Armstrong Custer perished at Little Big Horn. That story may have enough Georges in it to make the Foreman family reunion!

July 15, 1901 – New York Giants ace pitcher Christy Mathewson threw a beauty of a game as he no-hit the St Louis Cardinals, 5-0 at old Robison Field. That happened to be Mathewson’s first of two no-hitters during his career.

July 15, 1909 – Detroit Tiger’s future Baseball Hall of Fame center-fielder Ty Cobb crushed not one but two inside-the-park homer runs to lead the Tigers to a sweep of the Washington Senators, 9-5 and 7-0

July 15, 1912 – Possibly America’s top all-time all-around athlete, Jim Thorpe placed in the top four of all 10 events of the Decathalon, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics. Of course this medal along with the other he had won were stripped from him in 1913 for allegedly playing pro baseball back in 1910 ruining his amateur status needed to compete as an Olympian in that era. The medals were eventually reinstated to Thorpe, posthumously in 1982.

July 15, 1960 – Baltimore Orioles’s future Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson, Number 5 went an amazingly perfect 5 for 5 at the plate including hitting for the cycle in the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox

July 15, 1969 – Cincinnati Reds slugger Lee May who wore Number 23, hit 4 Home Runs with a total daily haul of 10 RBIs in a doubleheader in Atlanta against the Braves. The Reds and Brave split the games that day with Atlanta winning the first game 9-8 and Cincy taking game 2 by the score of 10-4.

July 15, 1973 – Nolan Ryan, California Angels Number 30 threw the second of his seven career no-hitters which is a major-league record. Ryan no-hit the Detroit Tigers for a 6-0 victory at Tiger Stadium.

FOOTBALL HISTORY-1923

1923 and the rise of Illinois

Home on the Grange

Illinois Head Coach, Bob Zuppke had a secret weapon in 1923 that he was about to unleash into NCAA football. His sophomore running back named Harold “Red” Grange was about to rewrite the record books. Grange carried the Illini to a National Championship in 1923 as he lugged the leather for 1260 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. The underclassman through his grid iron accomplishments also gave him the honor of having more print in newspaper and magazines and more radio air time than any other player of his time. Check out more on Red Grange in our 2021 interview with Grange’s biography Author Chris Willis of NFL Films.

Humbly, Grange even at this young age always credited his success on the field to his blockers. End Frank Rokusek, halfback Wally McIlwain, and fullback Earl Britton were the main name drops Grange used in 1923 as they would give him the key blocks needed in making his end run work with such consistent results all season.

During his college career Grange is credited with actually increasing the sale of radios in the United States because fans could not wait to read about his exploits in the Sunday newspaper and wanted to hear it as it happened.

Grange went on to have a stalwart collegiate and professional career in football and is still a household name though he played his last game over 60 years ago.

Cutting the ties

The final feature of Rugby, the onside punt was clipped from the Football Rules Book in 1923. The onside punt was an interesting feature that the game once had. The onside punt featured a way for the punting team to keep possession by anyone on the kicking team downing the ball and thus awarding the kickers a new series from that spot. The rule that abolished the onside punt was that of an offense surrendering possession of the ball when foot hits ball in a punt. The new rule also established that the ball was not a free ball for anyone to possess like a free kick is, unless it is first touched by a member of the receiving team.

All-American Teams

For the 1923 season there are only two selectors recognized by the NCAA as “official” and they are: Walter Camp, whose selections were published in Collier’s Weekly, and the Football World magazine. The NCAA only considers the consensus selections from these two sources as the “official” 1923 All Americans:

George Pfann the Quarterback from Cornell

Red Grange the Halfback from Illinois

Charles Hubbard the Guard from Harvard

Pete MacRae the End Syracuse

Ray Eklund the End from Minnesota

Jack Blott the Center Michigan

Jim McMillen a Guard from Illinois

Bill Mallory a Fullback from Yale

Marty Below a Tackle from Wisconsin

Harry Wilson a Halfback from Penn State

Lynn Bomar an End from Vanderbilt

WHEN THE NFL LOST ITS GREATEST TACKLE: RETIRED CARDINALS’ NUMBERS

In the long, long history of the Arizona Cardinals, it is interesting to note that in over 120 years, only five team uniform numbers have been retired.

But these guys deserved it…

In this episode of “When Football Was Football” we’ll look back at the accomplishments of those individuals, while focusing on one member of that illustrious club who seems to have been…a bit forgotten.

The retired numbers are those of Marshall Goldberg, who wore #99, J.V. Cain (#88), Stan Maudlin (#77), Larry Wilson (#8) and Pat Tillman (#40). Only Wilson is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, although Goldberg was once a finalist in the senior voting. However, each of these players has made unique contributions to pro football’s oldest team.

Marshall Goldberg was an icon, a true team leader who witnessed the highs and the lows of the Cards’ resurgence in the 1940s. He was a solid, two-way player who unselfishly concentrated on defense to help the Cards catapult to the championship in 1947. More recently, that unselfish nature was evident again as his family allowed newcomer J.J. Watt to wear and “unretire” Goldberg’s famed #99 jersey when Watt joined the Cardinals in 2021.

After an All-American career as a halfback and fullback at Pittsburgh, Goldberg was drafted by the Cardinals in 1939. Goldberg was named an All-Pro four times during his tenure with the Cardinals from 1939-1948, although he served in the military from 1943-1945. Goldberg was part of the “Dream Backfield” that swept the Cardinals to the 1947 NFL championship, with Goldberg switching primarily to defense during the latter part of the season.

Goldberg Led the NFL In Five DIfferent Categories

His coach, Jimmy Conzelman, once said: “Goldberg might well have been the first defensive specialist in pro football. And he was a great one. He was one of the few backs who consistently did well against Don Hutson. And he was a fine returner of punts.

Marshall Goldberg may be one of the most underrated players ever to play in the pros. At one time in one season, he led the league in five different departments. Imagine what a player with those statistics could command in today’s market!”

You’ve Got To Play With Injuries

Larry Wilson entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978 after a stellar 13-year career with the Cardinals in which he was probably the most feared free safety in the NFL. Cardinals players of any generation would have welcomed a “tough as nails” type of teammate such as Wilson, who once intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown with two broken wrists!

Wilson was named to the Pro Bowl eight times and was also a member of the NFL’s 75th and 100th Anniversary Teams selected in 1994 and 2019 respectively. Overall, Wilson picked off 52 passes during his career with the Cardinals, but was widely respected for playing while injured. Columnist Bill Lyon once wrote: “In a game that is storied for its ferocity, its violence and its high threshold of pain, Larry Wilson is without peer in terms of both talent and courage.”

Ironically, Wilson cracked a rib during his final professional game in 1972, but still managed to stay on the field. Wilson later said: “In this business, you’ve got to play with injuries.” Immediately after that game, the Cardinals retired his #8 jersey.

Cain Was Absolutely Amazing

James Victor “J.V.” Cain was a sparkling prospect out of Colorado when the Cardinals drafted the talented tight end in the first round of the 1974 draft. Within a couple of years, Cain moved into a starting role with a bright NFL future in front of him.

He later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “When I first started pro ball, it seemed I was infatuated with that fact. I had so much to learn. I had no experience. But I’ve had to go through a learning stage each time I moved up in football. I‘m used to taking my time in learning.” 

And learn he did. By 1977, he had established himself as a solid blocker and receiver, pulling down 76 career passes for 1,014 yards and nine touchdowns for the Cardinals. Then, unfortunately, he tore his Achilles tendon and missed the entire 1978 season. After completing his rehab, Cain was ready for bigger and better things in 1979 as the starting tight end for the Cardinals.

Before each practice, he ran several 100-yard wind sprints before the team workout began, impressing head coach Bud Wilkinson: “Cain was absolutely amazing, the way he conditioned himself,” praised Wilkinson.

Then, during a routine non-contact passing drill during pre-season practice at Lindenwood College on July 22, 1979, Cain collapsed on the field and was later pronounced dead. Columnist Tom Barnidge wrote a day later: “More than a tight end, he will be remembered as a fine person. One who was called too soon. Without warning. Without explanation. And some of his words will hang heavy in his absence.

‘I don’t want people to forget about me,’ he said from last year’s sideline [while recovering from his injury], ‘and maybe say a prayer for me.’ No one will forget. There’s far too much to remember.” J.V. Cain (#88) passed away on his 28th birthday.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

1815 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill

1876 Baseball’s first official no-hitter: George Bradley of the St Louis Brown Stockings no-hits the Hartford Dark Blues, 2-0

1879 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: John Hartley beats Vere St. Leger Goold 6-2, 6-4, 6-2

1880 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Reigning champion John Hartley beats Herbert Lawford 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3

1884 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: 4 consecutive Wimbledon titles for William Renshaw; beats Herbert Lawford 6-0, 6-4, 9-7

1895 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Charlotte Cooper beats Helen Jackson 7-5, 8-6 for her first of 5 Wimbledon singles titles

1901 NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0

1902 Indian born England Test batsman K S Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch for Sussex v Surrey in a county cricket match at Hastings; finishes unbeaten on 234

1909 Detroit’s future Baseball Hall of Fame center-fielder Ty Cobb smashes 2 inside-the-park homers to lead the Tigers to a sweep of the Washington Senators, 9-5 and 7-0

1912 American athlete Jim Thorpe is placed in top 4 in all 10 events, for an Olympic record 8,413 points to win the Decathlon gold medal at the Stockholm Olympics, medal stripped 1913 (played pro baseball), reinstated 1982

1922 US Open Men’s Golf, Skokie CC: Gene Sarazen wins the first of his 7 major titles, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up John Black and 20-year-old amateur Bobby Jones

1923 US Open Men’s Golf, Inwood CC: Amateur legend Bobby Jones captures his first career major championship, defeating Bobby Cruickshank by 2 strokes in an 18-hole Sunday playoff

1927 British Open Men’s Golf, St. Andrews: American Bobby Jones retains title; wins wire-to-wire by 6 shots from Fred Robson & Aubrey Boomer

1928 22nd Tour de France: Defending champion Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg holds yellow jersey from start to finish; his Alcyon team has all 3 podium positions

1932 LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Ozaukee CC: Jane Weiller beats June Beebe 5 & 4 for golf’s only major title

1938 Arthur Fagg becomes first batsman in first-class cricket history to score double centuries in both innings of a match; 244 and 202 for Kent v Essex at Colchester

1945 PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Morraine CC: Byron Nelson wins 5th and final major title and 2nd PGA title; beats ex-MLB player Sam Byrd 4 & 3

1960 Baltimore’s future Baseball Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle in the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Chicago White Sox

1961 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Birkdale GC: Arnold Palmer wins the first of 2 consecutive Open Championships, a stroke ahead of Welshman Dai Rees

1967 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: 44 year old Argentine Robert De Vicenzo wins his only major championship, 2 strokes clear of defending champion Jack Nicklaus

1969 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader

1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship

1972 British Open Men’s Golf, Muirfield: Lee Trevino claims his second straight Claret Jug; first to successfully defend his title since Arnold Palmer in 1962; wins by 1 stroke from Jack Nicklaus

1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan’s 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

1973 MLB San Francisco Giant Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs, this one at Candlestick Park against Pittsburgh Pirate’s Bob Moose

1975 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee

1975 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets)

1978 British Open Men’s Golf, St Andrews: Jack Nicklaus completes 3rd career grand slam; wins by 2 strokes from Ben Crenshaw & Ray Floyd

1979 US Open Women’s Golf, Brooklawn CC: Jerilyn Britz wins her first LPGA Tour event (and only major), 2 shots ahead of runners-up Debbie Massey and Sandra Palmer

1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra’s record

1984 US Open Women’s Golf, Salem CC: Hollis Stacy wins her 3rd US title by 1 stroke from Rosie Jones

1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston

1986 All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

1990 US Open Women’s Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: Defending champion Betsy King wins consecutive titles, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Patty Sheehan, the leader after each of first 3 rounds

1994 NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit

1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd

1999 The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field held in Seattle, Washington

2000 World record Rugby attendance of 108,874 see New Zealand beat Australia, 39-35 in Tri Nations match at Stadium Australia, Sydney; 5 tries each with Andrew Mehrtens’ goal kicking (6) the difference

2001 Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, TPC of Michigan: Allen Doyle wins his 2nd Champions Tour major with par on first extra hole of a playoff with Doug Tewell

2003 74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

2005 After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

2012 US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Indianwood G &CC: Englishman Roger Chapman wins by 2 strokes ahead of Bernhard Langer, Fred Funk, Corey Pavin & Tom Lehman

2017 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Garbiñe Muguruza of Spain beats Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 for her 2nd Grand Slam title

2018 Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in 7 in Kuala Lumpur for his first knockout in 9 years and 60th career victory

2018 FIFA World Cup Final, Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia: Former captain Didier Deschamps becomes only the 3rd man to win the event as a player and coach as France beats Croatia, 4-2

2018 Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Novak Đoković wins his 4th Wimbledon title beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6

2018 Senior Players Championship Men’s Golf, Exmoor CC: Fijian Vijay Singh wins in a playoff with Jeff Maggert on 2nd extra hole

2019 Tampa Bay catcher Travis d’Arnaud becomes first player in MLB history to hit 3 homers while catching and batting leadoff in the Rays’ 5-4 win over the NY Yankees

TV FRIDAY

BOXINGTIME ETTV
ARNOLD BARBOZA JR. VS. DANIELITO ZORRILLA9:00PMESPN
CYCLINGTIME ETTV
TOUR DE FRANCE3:00PMUSA
GOLFTIME ETTV
BRITISH OPEN4:00AMUSA
LPGA TOUR: GREAT LAKES BAY INVITATIONAL1:00PMGOLF
PGA TOUR: BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP6:00PMGOLF
MLBTIME ETTV
NY METS AT CHI. CUBS2:20PMMLBN
MARQ
SNY
PHILADELPHIA AT MIAMI6:40PMNBCS-PHI
BALLY SPORTS
ATLANTA AT WASHINGTON7:05PMBALLY SPORTS
MASN/2
BOSTON AT NY YANKEES7:05PMMLBN
NESN
YES
KANSAS CITY AT TORONTO7:07PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
SPORTSNET
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY7:10PMMASN/2
BALLY SPORTS
DETROIT AT CLEVELAND7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
SEATTLE AT TEXAS8:05PMROOT SPORTS
BALLY SPORTS
CHI. WHITE SOX AT MINNESOTA8:10PMNBCS-CHI
BALLY SPORTS
OAKLAND AT HOUSTON8:10PMATTSN-SW
NBCS-CA
CINCINNATI AT ST. LOUIS8:15PMBALLY SPORTS
PITTSBURGH AT COLORADO8:40PMATTSN-RM
ATTSN-PIT
LA DODGERS AT LA ANGELS9:38PMSPORTSNET
BALLY SPORTS
ARIZONA AT SAN DIEGO9:40PMBALLY SPORTS
MILWAUKEE AT SAN FRANCISCO10:15PMBALLY SPORTS
NBCS-BAY
NBA SUMMER LEAGUETIME ETTV
LA CLIPPERS VS UTAH5:00PMESPN2
PHILADELPHIA VS DENVER6:00PMNBATV
OKLAHOMA CITY VS GOLDEN STATE7:00PMESPN
SACRAMENTO VS PHOENIX8:00PMNBATV
INDIANA VS WASHINGTON9:00PMESPN2
MIAMI VS TORONTO10:00PMNBATV
LA LAKERS VS NEW ORLEANS11:00PMESPN2
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA WOMEN’S EURO: AUSTRIA VS NORWAY3:00PMESPN+
UEFA WOMEN’S EURO: NORTHERN IRELAND VS ENGLAND3:00PMESPN2
COPA AMÉRICA FEMENINA: ARGENTINA VS URUGUAY5:00PMFS2
NWSL: NORTH CAROLINA COURAGE VS ANGEL CITY7:30PMPARAMOUNT+
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE: YORK UNITED VS PACIFIC7:30PMFS2
COPA AMÉRICA FEMENINA: PERU VS VENEZUELA8:00PMFS1
NWSL: SAN DIEGO WAVE VS RACING LOUISVILLE FC10:00PMPARAMOUNT+
WNBATIME ETTV
MINNESOTA AT INDIANA7:00PMCBSSN

TV SATURDAY

CYCLINGTIME ETTV
TOUR DE FRANCE8:00AMUSA
GOLFTIME ETTV
BRITISH OPEN5:00AMUSA
BRITISH OPEN7:00AMNBC
LPGA TOUR: GREAT LAKES BAY INVITATIONAL4:00PMGOLF
PGA TOUR: BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP6:00PMGOLF
LACROSSETIME ETTV
PLL: ALL-STAR GAME4:00PMESPN
MLBTIME ETTV
CHI. WHITE SOX AT MINNESOTA2:10PMNBCS-CHI
BALLY SPORTS
CINCINNATI AT ST. LOUIS2:15PMBALLY SPORTS
NY METS AT CHI. CUBS2:20PMMARQ
SNY
KANSAS CITY AT TORONTO3:07PMBALLY SPORTS
SPORTSNET
PITTSBURGH AT COLORADO3:10PMATTSN-RM
ATTSN-PIT
ATLANTA AT WASHINGTON4:05PMBALLY SPORTS
MASN/2
SEATTLE AT TEXAS4:05PMROOT SPORTS
BALLY SPORTS
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY4:10PMMASN/2
BALLY SPORTS
DETROIT AT CLEVELAND4:10PMFS1
BALLY SPORTS
OAKLAND AT HOUSTON4:10PMATTSN-SW
NBCS-CA
PHILADELPHIA AT MIAMI4:10PMNBCS-PHI
BALLY SPORTS
BOSTON AT NY YANKEES7:15PMFOX
NESN
YES
MILWAUKEE AT SAN FRANCISCO7:15PMFOX
BALLY SPORTS
NBCS-BAY
ARIZONA AT SAN DIEGO8:40PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
LA DODGERS AT LA ANGELS9:38PMMLBN
SPORTSNET
BALLY SPORTS
MMATIME ETTV
UFC: BRIAN ORTEGA VS. YAIR RODRIGUEZ2:00PMABC
MOTORSPORTSTIME ETTV
XFINITY: CRAYON 2002:30PMUSA
NBA SUMMER LEAGUETIME ETTV
TBA3:00PMNBATV
TBA4:00PMESPNU
TBA5:00PMNBATV
TBA6:00PMESPN
TBA7:00PMNBATV
TBA8:00PMESPN
TBA9:00PMNBATV
TBA10:00PMESPN2
TBA11:00PMNBATV
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA WOMEN’S EURO: DENMARK VS SPAIN3:00PMESPN+
UEFA WOMEN’S EURO: FINLAND VS GERMANY3:00PMESPN2
MLS: CF MONTRÉAL VS TORONTO FC7:30PMESPN+
MLS: PHILADELPHIA UNION VS NEW ENGLAND7:30PMESPN+
MLS: INTER MIAMI VS CHARLOTTE8:00PMESPN+
MLS: MINNESOTA UNITED VS DC UNITED8:00PMESPN+
MLS: CHICAGO FIRE VS SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC8:00PMESPN+
NWSL: HOUSTON DASH VS CHICAGO RED STARS8:30PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: DALLAS VS AUSTIN9:00PMESPN+
MLS: COLORADO RAPIDS VS LA GALAXY9:00PMESPN+
NWSL: PORTLAND THORNS VS NJ/NY GOTHAM FC10:30PMPARAMOUNT+
TRACK & FIELDTIME ETTV
USATF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS3:00PMNBC
USATF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS8:00PMUSA
USATF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS9:00PMNBC
WNBATIME ETTV
CHICAGO AT DALLAS8:00PMCBSSN

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES6227.69735 – 1127 – 1628 – 1419 – 610 – 44 – 6L 1
TAMPA BAY4940.5511329 – 1720 – 2321 – 166 – 912 – 96 – 4W 4
BOSTON4743.52215.523 – 2024 – 2311 – 2412 – 719 – 72 – 8L 4
TORONTO4743.52215.527 – 1920 – 2416 – 1810 – 1015 – 113 – 7L 1
BALTIMORE4544.5061725 – 1720 – 2715 – 1911 – 1312 – 810 – 0W 10
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA4942.53826 – 2023 – 2213 – 1022 – 1710 – 94 – 6L 1
CLEVELAND4444.5003.523 – 1921 – 256 – 1021 – 199 – 84 – 6W 1
CHI WHITE SOX4445.494419 – 2525 – 2014 – 1516 – 187 – 96 – 4W 3
DETROIT3753.41111.523 – 2414 – 297 – 1419 – 223 – 104 – 6L 2
KANSAS CITY3653.4041219 – 2717 – 265 – 918 – 209 – 167 – 3W 2
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON5830.65927 – 1231 – 186 – 816 – 428 – 147 – 3W 1
SEATTLE4842.5331124 – 2024 – 2212 – 157 – 621 – 1610 – 0W 11
TEXAS4146.47116.521 – 2320 – 235 – 1111 – 817 – 204 – 6L 1
LA ANGELS3951.4332022 – 2517 – 266 – 189 – 518 – 192 – 8L 1
OAKLAND3060.3332911 – 3119 – 2910 – 169 – 159 – 244 – 6L 1
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS5634.62228 – 1528 – 1928 – 1210 – 413 – 106 – 4W 2
ATLANTA5437.5932.531 – 2023 – 1720 – 1317 – 1013 – 117 – 3W 1
PHILADELPHIA4643.5179.524 – 2122 – 2215 – 198 – 516 – 115 – 5L 4
MIAMI4345.4891222 – 1921 – 2624 – 165 – 89 – 145 – 5W 2
WASHINGTON3061.33026.514 – 3416 – 277 – 349 – 89 – 111 – 9L 7
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE5040.55621 – 1929 – 2111 – 1328 – 194 – 55 – 5W 1
ST. LOUIS4844.522327 – 2021 – 2410 – 1422 – 1410 – 74 – 6L 2
PITTSBURGH3852.4221220 – 2318 – 296 – 918 – 2712 – 95 – 5L 2
CHI CUBS3455.38215.517 – 3017 – 253 – 420 – 217 – 182 – 8L 7
CINCINNATI3455.38215.518 – 2816 – 275 – 912 – 198 – 217 – 3W 1
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS5830.65930 – 1328 – 1711 – 917 – 621 – 119 – 1W 2
SAN DIEGO5041.5499.523 – 2027 – 2112 – 919 – 1018 – 193 – 7L 3
SAN FRANCISCO4543.5111323 – 2222 – 2114 – 138 – 1016 – 145 – 5L 1
COLORADO4149.4561826 – 2215 – 278 – 196 – 421 – 186 – 4W 3
ARIZONA3950.43819.522 – 2617 – 2412 – 1010 – 1111 – 254 – 6L 2

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT