Order of Events
3:00 p.m. – Pole Vault, Long Jump and Discus
3:30 p.m. – High Jump; Shot Put
4:15 p.m. – 3200 M Relay Finals
5:00 p.m. – 100 M Dash Trials
5:15 p.m. – 100 M High Hurdle Trials
5:40 p.m. – 200 M Dash Trials
6:10 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
6:15 p.m. – 100 M High Hurdles
6:25 p.m. – 100 M Dash
6:35 p.m. – 1600 M Run
6:45 p.m. – 400 M Relay
7:05 p.m. – 400 M Dash
7:20 p.m. – 300 M Low Hurdles
7:45 p.m. – 800 M Run
8:05 p.m. – 200 M Dash
8:15 p.m. – 3200 M Run
8:30 p.m. – 1600 M Relay

Advancement from State Meet Trials to Finals
1.   110 and 100 Hurdles, 100; 200
      a.   3 heats with 9
      b.   1st, 2nd from each heat plus next 3 best times.
2.   400 Relay, 1600 Relay, 400, 300 Hurdles
      a.   no trials
      b.   3 sections timed; 9 per section
3.   3200 Relay, 800
      a.   no trials
      b.   2 sections; 1 with 13, 1 with 14
4.   1600 and 3200
      a.   no trials
      b.   1 race timed
5.   Field Events
      a.   top 10 qualify plus ties



Order of Events
3:00 p.m. – Pole Vault, Long Jump and Discus
3:30 p.m. – High Jump; Shot Put
4:15 p.m. – 3200 M Relay Finals
5:00 p.m. – 100 M Dash Trials
5:15 p.m. – 110 M High Hurdle Trials
5:40 p.m. – 200 M Dash Trials
6:10 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
6:15 p.m. – 110 M High Hurdles
6:25 p.m. – 100 M Dash
6:35 p.m. – 1600 M Run
6:45 p.m. – 400 M Relay
7:05 p.m. – 400 M Dash
7:20 p.m. – 300 M Int. Hurdles
7:45 p.m. – 800 M Run
8:05 p.m. – 200 M Dash
8:15 p.m. – 3200 M Run
8:30 p.m. – 1600 M Relay

Advancement from State Meet Trials to Finals
1.   110 and 100 Hurdles, 100; 200
      a.   3 heats with 9
      b.   1st, 2nd from each heat plus next 3 best times.
2.   400 Relay, 1600 Relay, 400, 300 Hurdles
      a.   no trials
      b.   3 sections timed; 9 per section
3.   3200 Relay, 800
      a.   no trials
      b.   2 sections; 1 with 13, 1 with 14
4.   1600 and 3200
      a.   no trials
      b.   1 race timed
5.   Field Events
      a.   top 10 qualify plus ties



MAY 31, JUNE 1, JUNE 3

1. Valparaiso (10) | Forest Park Golf Course | Fri, 8:30 am CT | Results
Boone Grove, Chesterton, Hammond Bishop Noll, Hammond Central, Hammond Morton, Hobart, Portage, Valparaiso, Wheeler, River Forest, Whiting

2. Lake Central (13) | Palmira Golf & Country Club | Fri, 8 am CT | Results
Andrean, Calumet, Crown Point, DeMotte Christian, Griffith, Hanover Central, Highland, Illiana Christian, Lake Central, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, Kankakee Valley

3. LaPorte (12) | Beechwood Golf Course | Fri, 8:30 am CT | Results
Glenn, Knox, LaPorte, Marquette Catholic, Michigan City, Morgan Township, New Prairie, North Judson-San Pierre, Oregon-Davis, South Central (Union Mills), Tri-Township, Westville

4. South Bend Riley (12) | Erskine Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Elkhart, Jimtown, LaVille, Mishawaka, Mishawaka Marian, Penn, South Bend Adams, South Bend Clay, South Bend Riley, South Bend Saint Joseph, South Bend Washington, Trinity School at Greenlawn

5. Logansport (12) | Dykeman Park Golf Course | Fri, 9:30 am ET | Results
Caston, Frontier, Logansport, North Newton, Pioneer, Rochester Community, Rensselaer Central, South Newton, Tri-County, Twin Lakes, West Central, Winamac Community

6. Northridge (12) | Meadow Valley Golf Club | Fri, 8 am ET | Results
Bremen, Bethany Christian, Concord, Elkhart Christian Academy, Fairfield, Goshen, Lakeland, Northridge, NorthWood, Prairie Heights, West Noble, Westview

7. East Noble (12) | Noble Hawk Golf Links – Kendallville | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Angola, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Central Noble, Churubusco, Columbia City, DeKalb, East Noble, Eastside, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fremont, Garrett, Leo

8. Warsaw (11) | Rozella Ford Golf Club | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Culver Academies, Culver Community, Huntington North, Manchester, Northfield, Plymouth, Tippecanoe Valley, Triton, Warsaw Community, Wawasee, Whitko

9. Fort Wayne Canterbury (13) | Chestnut Hills Golf Club | Fri, 8:30 am ET | Results
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Snider, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Heritage, Homestead, New Haven, Woodlan

10. Peru (12) | Rock Hollow Golf Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Eastern (Greentown), Kokomo, Lewis Cass, Maconaquah, North Miami, Northwestern, Peru, Southwood, Taylor, Tri-Central, Wabash, Western

11. Lafayette Jefferson (12) | Battle Ground Golf Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Benton Central, Carroll (Flora), Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Delphi Community, Faith Christian, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Central Catholic, Lafayette Jefferson, McCutcheon, Rossville, West Lafayette

12. Westfield (10) | Ulen Golf and Country Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Bethesda Christian, Carmel, Frankfort, Guerin Catholic, Lebanon, Sheridan, University, Western Boone, Westfield, Zionsville

13. Attica (11) | Harrison Hills Golf and Country Club | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Attica, Covington, Crawfordsville, Fountain Central, North Montgomery, North Putnam, Parke Heritage, Seeger, South Vermillion, Southmont, Tri-West Hendricks

14. Decatur Central (10) | Winding River Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Ben Davis, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory, Covenant Christian (Indpls), Decatur Central, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Pike, Purdue Polytechnic (Broad Ripple), Purdue Polytechnic (Downtown), Riverside, Speedway

15. Martinsville (11) | Foxcliff Golf Course | Mon, 9:30 am ET | Results
Avon, Brownsburg, Cascade, Cloverdale, Danville Community, Martinsville, Monrovia, Mooresville, Plainfield, South Putnam, Greencastle

16. Norwell (12) | Timber Ridge Golf Club | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Adams Central, Bellmont, Blackford, Bluffton, Eastbrook, Madison-Grant, Marion, Mississinewa, Norwell, Oak Hill, South Adams, Southern Wells

17. Indianapolis Cathedral (11) | Maple Creek Golf Club | Fri, 8 am ET | Results
Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Scecina Memorial, International School of Indiana, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indianapolis), Park Tudor, Warren Central

18. Noblesville (12) | Harbour Trees Golf Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Alexandria Monroe, Anderson, Daleville, Elwood Community, Fishers, Frankton, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Lapel, Noblesville, Pendleton Heights, Tipton

19. Monroe Central (11) | Hickory Hills Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Cowan, Delta, Jay County, Monroe Central, Muncie Burris, Muncie Central, Randolph Southern, Union City, Wapahani, Wes-Del, Winchester Community, Yorktown

20. Greenfield Central (11) | Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Blue River Valley, Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Knightstown, Morristown, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Castle, New Palestine, Shenandoah, Triton Central, Tri

21. Terre Haute North (12) | Hulman Links | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Bloomfield, Clay City, Dugger Union, Eastern Greene, Linton-Stockton, North Central (Farmersburg), Northview, Shakamak, Sullivan, Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, West Vigo, White River Valley

22. Vincennes Lincoln (13) | Cypress Hills Golf Club of Vincennes | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Barr-Reeve, Gibson Southern, North Daviess, North Knox, Pike Central, Princeton Community, South Knox, Tecumseh, Vincennes Lincoln, Vincennes Rivet, Washington, Washington Catholic, Wood Memorial

23. Evansville Mater Dei (13) | Helfrich Hills Golf Course | Thurs, 7 am CT | Results
Boonville, Castle, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville Christian, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville North, Evansville Reitz Memorial, Mt. Vernon, North Posey, Signature School

24. Jasper (14) | Sultan’s Run Golf Club | Thurs, 10 am ET | Results
Crawford County, Forest Park, Heritage Hills, Northeast Dubois, Jasper, Loogootee, Orleans, Paoli, Perry Central, Shoals, South Spencer, Southridge, Springs Valley, Tell City

25. Bloomington North (12) | Cascades Golf Course | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Bedford North Lawrence, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Brown County, Brownstown Central, Edgewood, Mitchell, Salem, Seymour, Trinity Lutheran, West Washington, Owen Valley

26. Franklin Community (13) | The Legends Golf Club | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Beech Grove, Center Grove, Edinburgh, Franklin Central, Franklin Community, Greenwood Christian Academy, Greenwood Community, Indian Creek, Indianapolis Lutheran, Perry Meridian, Roncalli, Southport, Whiteland Community

27. Union County (10) | Liberty Country Club | Mon 9 am ET | Results
Cambridge City Lincoln, Centerville, Connersville, Franklin County, Hagerstown, Northeastern, Richmond, Rushville Consolidated, Union County, Oldenburg Academy

28. Greensburg (14) | Greensburg Country Club | Fri, 8:30 am ET | Results
Batesville, Columbus East, Columbus North, East Central, Greensburg, Hauser, Jac-Cen-Del, Milan, North Decatur, Shelbyville, South Decatur, South Ripley, Southwestern (Shelbyville), Waldron

29. Madison Consolidated (12) | Sunrise Golf Course | Mon, 11 am ET | Results
Austin, Charlestown, Henryville, Jennings County, Lawrenceburg, Madison Consolidated, Rising Sun, Scottsburg, Shawe Memorial, Southwestern (Hanover), South Dearborn, Switzerland County

30. Providence (14) | Covered Bridge Golf Club | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Borden, Christian Academy of Indiana, Clarksville, Corydon Central, Crothersville, Eastern (Pekin), Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, Lanesville, New Albany, North Harrison, Providence, Silver Creek, South Central (Elizabeth)























GAME 6: NYR @ FLA | JUNE 1, 8 P.M. ET* (ABC/ESPN+) | 
GAME 7: FLA @ NYR | JUNE 3, 8 P.M. ET* (ESPN/ESPN+) | 




GAME 5: EDM @ DAL | MAY 31, TBD ET* (TNT) | 
GAME 6: DAL @ EDM | JUNE 2, TBD ET* (TNT) | 
GAME 7: EDM @ DAL | JUNE 4, TBD ET* (TNT) | 

















#1 GEORGIA (39-15) VS. #4 ARMY WEST POINT (31-21), 1 P.M., ESPN+
#2 UNCW (39-19) VS. #3 GEORGIA TECH (31-23), 7 P.M., ESPN+

#1 TEXAS A&M (44-13) VS. #4 GRAMBLING (26-26), 1 P.M., ESPN+
#2 LOUISIANA (40-18) VS. #3 TEXAS (35-22), 6 P.M., ESPNU

#2 LSU (40-21) VS. #3 WOFFORD (41-18), 12 P.M., ESPNU
#1 NORTH CAROLINA (42-13) VS. #4 LIU (33-23), 6 P.M. ESPN+

#1 VIRGINIA (41-15) VS. #4 PENN (24-23), 12 P.M., ESPN+
#2 MISSISSIPPI ST. (38-21) VS. #3 ST. JOHN’S (NY) (37-16-1), 7 P.M., ESPN+

#2 VANDERBILT (38-21) VS. #3 COASTAL CAROLINA (34-23), 12 P.M., ESPN2
#1 CLEMSON (41-14) VS. #4 HIGH POINT (34-25), 7 P.M., ACCN

#2 UC IRVINE (43-12) VS. #3 NICHOLLS (38-20), 4 P.M., ESPN+
#1 OREGON ST. (42-14) VS. #4 TULANE (35-24), 9 P.M., ESPNU

#1 ARKANSAS (43-14) VS. #4 SOUTHEAST MO. ST. (34-25), 3 P.M., ESPN+
#2 LOUISIANA TECH (45-17) VS. #3 KANSAS ST. (32-24), 8 P.M., ESPN+

#1 EAST CAROLINA (43-15) VS. #4 EVANSVILLE (35-23), 1 P.M., ESPN+
#2 WAKE FOREST (38-20) VS. #3 VCU (37-21), 6 P.M., ESPN+

#2 SOUTHERN MISS. (41-18) VS. #3 INDIANA (32-24-1), 1 P.M., ESPN+
#1 TENNESSEE (50-11) VS. #4 NORTHERN KY. (35-22), 7 P.M., SECN

#1 KENTUCKY (40-14) VS. #4 WESTERN MICH. (32-21), 12 NOON, SECN
#2 INDIANA ST. (42-13) VS. #3 ILLINOIS (34-19), 7 P.M., ESPN+


#2 DUKE (39-18) VS. #3 UCONN (32-23), 1 P.M., ESPN+

#1 OKLAHOMA (37-19) VS. #4 ORAL ROBERTS (27-30-1), 7 P.M., ESPN+

#2 SOUTH CAROLINA (36-23) VS. #3 JAMES MADISON (34-23), 2 P.M., ESPN+
#1 NC STATE (33-20) VS. #4 BRYANT (36-19), 7 P.M, ESPN+

#2 SAN DIEGO (40-13) VS. #3 OREGON (37-18), 3 P.M., ESPNU
#1 UC SANTA BARBARA (42-12) VS. #4 FRESNO ST. (33-27), 9 P.M., ESPN+

#2 NEBRASKA (39-20) VS. #3 FLORIDA (28-27), 3 P.M., ESPN+
#1 OKLAHOMA ST. (40-17) VS. #4 NIAGARA (38-15), 7 P.M., ESPN+

#1 FLORIDA ST. (42-15) VS. #4 STETSON (40-20), 12 P.M., ACCN
#2 ALABAMA (33-22) VS. #3 UCF (35-19), 6 P.M., ESPN+

#2 DBU (44-13) VS. #3 WEST VIRGINIA (33-22), 3 P.M., ESPN2
#1 ARIZONA (36-21) VS. #4 GRAND CANYON (34-23), 9 P.M., ESPN+































MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic had a 20-point first quarter on his way to 36 points for his high this postseason, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-103 on Thursday night to breeze through the Western Conference finals in five games.

Kyrie Irving also scored 36 points for the Mavericks, who built a 29-point halftime lead on 61% shooting to deflate the once-energized crowd before most fans got up for their first snack break. The Mavs went up by as much as 36 in the third quarter, all the while keeping the Timberwolves offense all out of whack.

The Mavs, who had the fifth seed in the West, have a full week to rest before the NBA Finals begin in Boston on June 6 for the franchise’s first appearance since winning the championship in 2011. The Celtics will have had 10 days between games after sweeping Indiana in the Eastern Conference finals.

Anthony Edwards scored 28 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points and 12 rebounds for the third-seeded Wolves, who met their match with the defense-smashing duo of Doncic and Irving after stifling Phoenix in a first-round sweep and then dethroning defending champion Denver in a seven-game series.



NEW YORK (AP) — Anton Lundell broke a tie on a deflected shot with 9:38 left and the Florida Panthers moved within a victory of returning to the Stanley Cup Final, beating the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final Thursday night.

Gustav Forsling and Sam Bennett also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves to help the Panthers — who lost to Vegas last year in the championship series — win their second straight in the best-of-series series after losing Games 2 and 3 in overtime.

Chris Kreider and Alexis Lafreniere scored for the Rangers, and Igor Shesterkin made 34 saves in another magnificent effort. The Presidents’ Trophy winners need to win two straight to return to the final for the first time since 2014. Mike Zibanejad had two assists.

The Panthers can end the series Saturday in Florida. If a seventh game is necessary, it will be at Madison Square Garden, where the Panthers have won twice this series.

The go-ahead goal came after the Rangers lost the puck in the Florida end. Eetu Luostarien got the puck, found Lundell at the Rangers’ blue line. His shot from the right circle beat Shesterkin, although it may have hit off the stick of New York defenseman Braden Schneider.

Bennett added an empty-net goal with 1:52 left and it proved necessary when Lafreniere scored with 50 seconds to play. The Rangers never got another shot.

Kreider and Zibanejad, who were scoreless in the first four games of the series, combined to give New York the lead with a short-handed goal at 2:04 of the second period.

Kreider broke up a Florida play at the blue line, nudged the puck to Zibanejad and then took a return pass entering the offensive zone and beat Bobrovsky with nifty backhand move, evoking a roar that seemed to have Madison Square Garden shaking.

It was Kreider eighth goal of the playoffs and the Rangers’ sixth short-handed, tying the team postseason record set in 1978-79. New York went on to the Stanley Cup Final, losing to Montreal in five games.

Forsling tied it a little more than six minutes later, taking a perfect pass from Bennett and beating Shesterkin with a backhander that the goalie deflected but not enough to keep it out of the net. It was the defenseman’s fourth goal and 11th point of the playoffs.

Both teams had great chances in the scoreless first period with Bobrovsky stopping Filip Chytil and Vincent Trocheck in close, and Shesterkin turning aside Kevin Stenlund and getting a little help from a post on Bennett’s backhander from point-blank range.



Trevor Williams continued the visiting Washington Nationals’ streak of stellar starting pitching by throwing 5 2/3 strong innings in a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, their third win of the four-game set between the National League East rivals.

Williams (5-0) allowed one run on four hits, two walks and four strikeouts. Williams joined Stephen Strasburg (8-0) as the only two Nationals starters to avoid a loss through their first 11 starts.

The Nationals scored three times in the third inning. Joey Meneses delivered a two-out, two-run double to right field. He came around to score on a double by Jesse Winker.

Atlanta starter Ray Kerr (1-2) worked 3 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jarred Kelenic tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly from Michael Harris II. Marcel Ozuna went 2-for-4 with a double and has reached base in his past 23 games.

Yankees 8, Angels 3

Juan Soto’s three-run triple highlighted a five-run seventh inning, helping New York to an easy win over Los Angeles in Anaheim, Calif.

Aaron Judge’s two-homer gave the Yankees a 2-1 lead. Judge’s home run was his 24th extra-base hit of the month (12 homers, 12 doubles), tying Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig for the Yankees record for extra-base hits in May.

The Yankees’ Carlos Rodon (7-2) gave up three runs on three hits in six innings. The Angels’ Patrick Sandoval (2-8) gave up two runs on two hits in six innings. Logan O’Hoppe homered for Los Angeles.

Rays 6, Athletics 5 (12 innings)

Richie Palacios lined a walk-off single in the 12th inning as Tampa Bay won its three-game series against Oakland in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Jose Siri went deep twice and Isaac Paredes added one as the Rays finished 3-6 on their homestand. Siri’s home run in the ninth inning forced extras before each team scored a run in the 10th. Richard Lovelady (1-3) got the win with a scoreless 12th.

The Athletics’ Shea Langeliers homered, doubled and drove in two, and Abraham Toro and JJ Bleday had three hits apiece.

Brewers 6, Cubs 4

Gary Sanchez hit the go-ahead homer and drove in three runs as Milwaukee beat visiting Chicago to take three of four in the series.

Sanchez jumped on a 3-2 sweeper from Cubs reliever Tyson Miller and crushed it 422 feet into the shaded seats beyond the center field wall, driving in Christian Yelich ahead of him. Blake Perkins finished with two hits and an RBI for the Brewers.

The Cubs’ Seiya Suzuki crushed a two-run homer off Brewers lefty Bryan Hudson (4-0) in the seventh to tie the game at 3. Christopher Morel tied it at 4 in the eighth with a solo shot off Hudson, and Cody Bellinger also went deep.

Twins 7, Royals 6

Ryan Jeffers went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs and Minnesota rallied past Kansas City.

Carlos Correa also finished with three RBIs on a tiebreaking, bases-clearing triple for the Twins, who earned a series victory with three wins in four games against the Royals. Max Kepler went 1-for-2 with an RBI for Minnesota.

Bobby Witt Jr. went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for Kansas City. M.J. Melendez and Vinnie Pasquantino homered.

Astros 4, Mariners 0

Rookie Spencer Arrighetti pitched six scoreless innings as Houston shut out host Seattle to avoid a four-game sweep by its American League West rival.

Alex Bregman and Victor Caratini hit home runs for the Astros. Arrighetti (3-5), a right-hander who won for the third time in his past four starts, allowed just two hits, walked three and struck out eight.

Mariners starter Logan Gilbert (3-3), who pitched eight scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory May 4 at Houston, gave up four runs on eight hits over six innings. The right-hander walked one and fanned five.

Tigers 5, Red Sox 0

Jack Flaherty carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, and Detroit hit three home runs en route to a win over host Boston in the first of a four-game series.

Flaherty (2-4) faced just two batters over the minimum in his 6 2/3-inning start, allowing one hit — a Rob Refsnyder single through the left side — and one walk while striking out nine for a third consecutive start.

Limited to just two hits, the Red Sox wasted a strong start from Nick Pivetta (2-4), who matched a franchise record with eight consecutive strikeouts from the end of the first through third innings. He finished with nine over 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

Mets 3, Diamondbacks 2

J.D. Martinez hit the tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning as host New York earned a much-needed win by edging Arizona in the opener of a four-game series.

The win was just the second in the past 10 games for the Mets, who are 8-19 this month. Francisco Lindor was 4-for-4 with a third-inning homer and the game-tying RBI single in the seventh. The four-hit game was the second of the season for Lindor and the 10th of his career.

The Diamondbacks lost starting pitcher Zac Gallen after just six pitches due to a right hamstring strain. Ketel Marte had a two-run double in the third for Arizona, which has lost four in a row and five of six.



Teagan Kavan threw a complete-game, one-hit shutout and top-seeded Texas defeated Stanford 4-0 in the first game of the Women’s College World Series on Thursday in Oklahoma City.

Kayden Henry hit a two-run single in the sixth inning to double the lead for the Longhorns (53-8), who also scored twice in the third inning.

For Stanford (48-16), Ava Gall reached on an infield single with two outs in the first inning, but the eighth-seeded Cardinal could not find another hit against Kavan, who struck out eight with four walks. She threw 124 pitches, 75 for strikes.

Henry came up with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth, and she sent a single to right off Stanford starter NiJaree Canady to plate two runners. Canady pitched all six innings for the Cardinal and yielded five hits and four walks with five strikeouts.

Oklahoma 9, Duke 1 (6 innings)

Kinzie Hansen hit the first of three two-run home runs to lift the second-seeded Sooners over the Blue Devils, extending their own record with their 19th consecutive NCAA Tournament win.

Hansen got the Sooners’ scoring started with a two-out homer to left in the third, jumping on Jala Wright’s first pitch of the at-bat. Oklahoma (55-6) built from there, with Alynah Torres adding a two-run homer later in the inning, and then Cydney Sanders driving another two-run shot in the fourth.

The 10th-seeded Blue Devils, in their first Women’s College World Series appearance, took the lead in the second on Francesca Frelick’s leadoff homer to left.

UCLA 4, Alabama 1

Jordan Woolery delivered a three-run home run in the sixth inning to deliver the sixth-seeded Bruins over the Crimson Tide.

UCLA (43-10) will take on Oklahoma on Saturday while No. 14 seed Alabama (38-19) will play Duke in an elimination game Friday.

UCLA’s offense was held mostly in check by Alabama starter Kayla Beaver until the sixth, when Maya Brady led off with a single. The Crimson Tide opted to intentionally walk Sharlize Palacios before Beaver struck out Megan Grant for the second out. But Woolery turned on Beaver’s 1-1 offering, belting it over the left field wall to break the tie.

Florida 1, Oklahoma State 0

Keagan Rothrock threw a two-hitter and Katie Kistler hit a solo home run for the game’s only score to lead the fourth-seeded Gators past the Cowgirls.

Florida (52-13) will play top-seeded Texas on Saturday. Fifth-seeded Oklahoma State (49-11) will head into an elimination game against eighth-seeded Stanford on Friday.

Rothrock (31-7) went all seven innings, striking out three and walking two. She threw 63 of her 94 pitches for strikes and lowered her ERA to 2.36.

Oklahoma State ace Lexi Kilfoyl gave up just two hits in six innings, striking out five and walking three. Kilfoyl (26-4) was pitching a no-hitter in the fifth when Kistler worked a nine-pitch at-bat into a full-count homer to right field.



MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Wide receiver Jaylen Waddle has agreed to a three-year, $84.75 million contract extension with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The deal includes $76 million guaranteed and keeps Waddle under contract through the 2028 season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract details have not been announced.

Waddle will now become one of the highest-paid receivers in the NFL after three productive seasons to start his pro career.

ESPN first reported the deal.

Waddle, drafted sixth overall out of Alabama in 2021, had his third straight 1,000-yard receiving season in 2023. He set a rookie record with 104 catches in 2021, along with 1,015 yards and six touchdowns. He followed that with a career-best 1,356 yards in 2022, averaging a league-high 18.1 yards per catch.

Even as Miami’s No. 2 receiver the past two years behind Tyreek Hill — last season’s NFL receiving yards leader — Waddle’s 3,385 career receiving yards rank 13th in the NFL since 2021.

Locking in Waddle long term had been a priority for the Dolphins all offseason. General manager Chris Grier has repeated that the team wants to keep Waddle in Miami and said in April that the Dolphins intended to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal.

Waddle’s extension comes as Tua Tagovailoa waits on a new deal that could push the salary of Miami’s starting quarterback to somewhere around $50 million annually. Tagovailoa is entering the final year of his rookie deal and will play under a $23.1 million fifth-year option if the two sides cannot reach an agreement on an extension.

Both Tagovailoa and Waddle were part of a Dolphins team that led the NFL in total offense (401.3 yards per game) and passing offense (265.5) and finished second in yards per play (6.5) and red zone offense.



David Skinns of England is the unlikely first-round leader at the RBC Canadian Open after he fired an 8-under 62 in the first round Thursday at Hamilton (Ontario) Golf & Country Club.

Skinns, 42, is a journeyman who has yet to win his first PGA Tour title and is joined by 41-year-old Sean O’Hair near the top of the leaderboard. O’Hair is tied for second with Sam Burns at 7-under 63.

Skinns started his round on the back nine and made his move at the turn, when he strung together six birdies in a seven-hole stretch between Nos. 17 and 5. He stuck his approach at the par-4 18th inside 3 feet of the cup and later drained a 35-foot birdie putt at No. 3 and a 47-foot birdie at No. 8.

Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre is fourth at 6-under 64, and Ryan Palmer is fifth after carding a 65. Two-time Canadian Open champion Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is part of a tie for sixth at 4-under 66; he opened with nine pars before pouring in four birdies on his inward nine.

The low Canadian through one round is David Hearn at 3-under 67. Mike Weir, the 54-year-old former Masters winner, opened with a 2-under 68.

Defending champion Nick Taylor of Canada opened with a 2-over 72 and is in danger of missing Friday’s 36-hole cut.


Yuka Saso’s search for a second U.S. Women’s Open title got a boost when she carded a 2-under-par 68 to take the first-round lead on Thursday at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

The Filipino-born Japanese golfer’s only LPGA win came at the 2021 U.S. Women’s Open. She found her way back to the top of the leaderboard Thursday in a difficult opening round that saw only four scores under par.

Andrea Lee, Thailand’s Wichanee Meechai and French amateur Adela Cernousek are tied for second at 1-under 69.

Ten more golfers shot even-par 70, including past major champs Sei Young Kim of South Korea and Minjee Lee of Australia and amateurs Megan Schofill, Asterisk Talley and Catherine Park.

Saso, 22, was 3 under through 16 holes but bogeyed her last hole to come back to the pack a bit. She was self-deprecating after carding five birdies, three bogeys and 10 pars.

“I made really good putts. I think I was more lucky than playing good,” Saso said. “I think I had a few very long par putts in the first few holes, as well. I think I was just very lucky, and I was able to have fun out there with (her playing partners).”

Lee, a 25-year-old from the Los Angeles area, has been playing U.S. Women’s Opens since qualifying for her first as a 15-year-old 10 years ago. The one-time LPGA Tour winner birdied her last hole to get under par.

“I just knew it was going to be a grind out there,” Lee said. “I mean, this golf course is such a test. It’s a beast of a golf course really and par’s a really good score out here. Just tried to plot my way around the golf course as best I could and hit as many fairways and greens as possible.”

Cernousek is fresh off winning the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship individual title earlier this month for Texas A&M.

“I can’t even believe I’m playing here this week, actually,” Cernousek said after balancing three birdies with two bogeys. “It’s one of the most important tournaments out there for me. It’s super fun to be able to be here.”

Defending champion Allisen Corpuz opened with a 5-over 75 that included a triple bogey at the par-3 12th, though some players had it even worse.

World No. 1 Nelly Korda, who’s won six of her past seven starts, posted a shocking 10-over 80 after shooting a septuple-bogey 10 on her third hole of the day.

Korda’s tee shot at the 161-yard 12th bounced over the green into a bunker. Her shot out of the sand rolled past the pin and into the water. After a penalty drop, her low pitch hit the bank and rolled back into the stream.

Following a second penalty drop, her pitch hit the front of the green and once again rolled back into the water. Korda’s pitch after a third penalty drop stopped about 8 feet past the hole and she two-putted.

“I’m human. I’m going to have bad days,” Korda said. “I played some really solid golf up to this point. Today was just a bad day. That’s all I can say.”

Korda is not the only one in danger of missing Friday’s 36-hole cut. Lydia Ko of New Zealand and Brooke Henderson of Canada were some other big names to shoot 80.

Lexi Thompson, who announced earlier this week that she will retire from full-time competitive golf at season’s end, opened with a 78.




INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians were defeated by the Omaha Storm Chasers, 3-2 and 7-1, in both games of the doubleheader on Thursday evening at Victory Field.

With Game 1 tied 2-2 after seven innings, Omaha (36-16) broke through in the eighth with a line-drive RBI single by Drew Waters against Brent Honeywell (L, 1-2).

Jack Suwinski burst through in the first at-bat of the game, crushing a leadoff shot over the center-field fence. The Storm Chasers then responded in the fourth when Ryan Fitzgerald crushed a double that scored Devin Mann and Nick Pratto. In the fifth, the Indians tied the game on a Henry Davis RBI double in which Suwinski, representing the go-ahead run, was thrown out at home.

Former Indian Colin Selby (W, 2-1) tossed 2.0 innings with four strikeouts while Dan Altavilla (S, 2) punched out a hitter in his lone inning of work. Storm Chasers starter Chandler Champlain pitched 5.0 two-run innings with six strikeouts.

Playing as the away team in Game 2, the Indians (24-28) fell behind early. Omaha opened the scoring in the first inning with two runs off bases-loaded walks. Chris Gau (L, 2-1) walked seven across 2.0 innings, the most bases-on-balls since Alex McRae on Aug. 4, 2019, vs. Columbus.

In the following inning, Omaha padded their lead with three more runs off a pair of RBI singles and a double from Fitzgerald. Down by six, the Indians plated their lone run on a bases-loaded walk in the fifth.

Walter Pennington tossed 3.0 one-hit innings with six strikeouts to open the game for Omaha. Anthony Veneziano (W, 2-1) then entered in relief and was charged with an unearned run after walking the leadoff batter in the fifth,

Indianapolis and Omaha will face off in the fifth contest of the seven-game series tomorrow evening at 7:05 PM ET. RHP Domingo Germán (0-1, 6.97) will take the mound for the Indians. Countering for Omaha is RHP Luis Cessa (2-2, 4.08).



INDIANAPOLIS – In the second game of a three-game homestand, the Indiana Fever (1-8) dropped a high-scoring matchup against the Seattle Storm, 103-88, on Thursday evening at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Fever forward NaLyssa Smith recorded her second double-double of the season and finished with a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds. Smith surpassed 1,000 career points in her 72nd career regular season game and posted two assists, two blocks and one steal as well. Fever rookie guard Caitlin Clark tallied 20 points, a career-high nine assists, three rebounds and one blocked shot.

Fever guard Kelsey Mitchell totaled 14 points, eight of which came from the first quarter, and four assists. Fever center Aliyah Boston recorded an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double effort while adding five assists. Fever forward Katie Lou Samuelson came off the bench for Indiana to record 12 points. She ended the night tying a career-high with four 3-point field goals made. Indiana shot 20-of-22 from the free throw line and distributed 21 assists on 29 made field goals. Indiana also outrebounded Seattle, 36-32.

Seattle (5-3) outscored Indiana in bench points (26-18), paint points (56-34) and fast break points (17-12) with Storm guards Jewell Loyd and Skylar Diggins-Smith at the helm. Loyd led Seattle in scoring with 22 points and six assists, while Diggins-Smith followed with 18 points, nine assists, two rebounds and two blocks. Diggins-Smith passed Kristi Toliver for 20th all-time in assists with 1,302 distributions, eclipsing Toliver with 1,301 assists.

Storm forwards Nneka Ogwumike and Ezi Magbegor both aided in Seattle’s win with 17 and 15 points, respectively. Ogwumike recorded six rebounds, six assists and two steals and Magbegor tallied eight rebounds, three assists, four blocks and three steals.

The Fever host the Chicago Sky on Saturday at Noon ET. Saturday’s game will be broadcast on ESPN.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –Drew Buhr is about to reveal a pitching secret.

Are you ready for it?

The senior transfer has emerged as a dominant pitching force for Indiana’s NCAA tourney-bound baseball team. Early season struggles have morphed into shut-down performances.

What caused the turnaround? We’ll get to that.

First, though, consider this — Does a good warmup produce a good performance?

“It varies,” Buhr says. “Sometimes, warmups will lie to you. Sometimes, you’ll feel great, throw great, and then go in the game and can’t find the strike zone. It’s like, ‘I was just throwing so great out there.’

“At other times, it’s like, I can’t throw to anybody. Then you go in the game and are locked in.”

As a result, Buhr says, “I don’t put too much thought into the warmups. I just let it be what it is and get ready, then go out and compete with whatever I have that day. It’s not so much what’s in the bullpen.”

What’s on the field for Buhr has impressed. In his last nine appearances, he has allowed zero runs four times, and one or two runs four times. He has 27 strikeouts in 28.2 innings.

In 4.2 innings against Nebraska in last weekend’s Big Ten tourney, he allowed one run in 4.2 innings.

For the season, Buhr is 2-2 with a 3.35 earned run average. Only Jacob Vogel (2.42) and Connor Foley (3.71) have better ERAs on the team.

Improvement came from work and perspective.

“I try to give my best each day,” he says. “Whatever I have, I’ll give it all I have. If it’s pitching off the fastball, or off the cutter, whatever it is that day, I’m going to do it to give our team the best chance to win. When my name is called, do what I need to do to help the team.”

Buhr is a good example of the benefits of a change in scenery despite a big jump in competition. In two seasons at Bellarmine, including 24 starts and 29 appearances, he showed the strike-’em-out knack IU coaches seek with 122 strikeouts and 58 walks in 137.1 innings.

Still, with only five victories to show for it, Buhr wanted more. Once he got to work with Hoosier pitching coach Dustin Glant, improvement came, just as it did for the entire pitching staff.

“It’s just attacking,” Buhr says. “It’s being super confident and going after guys with our best stuff and know that what we have will get it done.”

Third-seeded IU (32-24-1) will have to get it done against second-seed Southern Miss (41-18) in Friday’s Knoxville Regional opener with either top-seed Tennessee (50-11) or No. 4 seed Northern Kentucky (35-22) next in the double-elimination event.

From a pitching standpoint, necessity might supplant rest given the stakes.

“We have to execute pitches,” Buhr says. “Work deep into a game and give us a chance to win.

“We might have to throw on Friday and bounce back on Sunday. We’ve done it before. We’ve thrown in every type of environment. We’re ready for everything. I’m excited to see how that works in the regional.”

While Foley (4-1) and Ty Bothwell (6-3, 4.90 ERA) are the main starters, IU has the pitching depth so necessary in postseason play. That includes Brayden Risedorph, Aydan Decker-Petty, Julian Tonghini and Vogel. Head coach Jeff Mercer can call on anyone at any time.

“That’s how our whole year has been,” Buhr says. “You can’t say we’ve had a solidified, set rotation every weekend that we’d follow. We’re used to these moving parts.

“You try to win the first game, then worry about the second game. The focus is to win that game. Go one game at a time. There’s no sense in worrying about saving arms when you don’t know if you’ll get to a Game 4 or Game 5. Try to win the game we’re in at that moment and go from there.”

Offensively, IU hopes to learn from its Big Ten tourney struggles against Nebraska, which limited the Hoosiers to six runs in two games, primarily by throwing off-speed pitches. It helps to have standouts such as outfielder Devin Taylor (.352 with 18 home runs, including homers in six of his last 10 games) and third baseman Josh Pyne (30 straight games of reaching base, 58 career doubles, five off the school record).

“You’ve got to execute to your plan,” Mercer says, “but at some point, you have to take changeups and not expand the zone. At times, we’ve done that well. At other times, we’ve struggled with it. That’s been a frustration of ours. We have to be very professional.

“We have to be disciplined enough to follow the game plan and be physical enough to hit balls out of the park. We have to bunt for a hit. Run the bases. Put those things together.

“We have to stick to the plan or we’ll get our butt kicked.”

First baseman Brock Tibbitts says the Hoosiers have learned their hitting lesson.

“At this point of the season, we have 50 to 60 games under our belts. Opponents are able to see every at-bat and all the metrics that go into it.

“Nebraska did a good job of mixing every count. They were heavy with off-speed and changeups. They got us off our timing. We have to adjust to that, stick to our plan and not get too worried about the next pitch before it’s thrown.”

As far as scouting the three other regional opponents, Mercer says Glant will evaluate opposing hitters and assistant coach Zach Weatherford will take opposing pitchers. Assistant coach Derek Simmons will handle the defensive shifts and alignments as well as “niche” offensive philosophies.

“Those guys are doing all the spins, the nuances, the metrics, the in-depth evaluation,” Mercer says. “I like to watch one to two good games from each team to get a feel for them.”

By Friday, he’ll have that feel. Could it help lead to a regional title?

We’re about to find out.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Graduate student Zoe Crouch earned a spot on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America third team while juniors Sophia Sollie and Skylar Kidd received honorable mention in the organization’s postseason awards announced on Thursday.

With her selection to the third team, Crouch is the first Hoosier to earn the honors since 2020 and have placed three players on the All-America list for the fifth-consecutive season and for the eighth time in nine seasons.

The ACWPC All-America award is a prestigious honor that recognizes athletes nationally and throughout all collegiate divisions. This award is presented to water polo athletes who exhibit immense talent in the pool, provide leadership, and have helped build and advance the sport. Recipients are selected by ACWPC member coaches.

Crouch adds the third All-America honor to her decorated Indiana career having earned honorable mention in 2022 and 2023.The Moraga, Calif. native tallied 88 points on a team second-best 53 goals this season. She also added 35 assists and a team-high 22 field blocks. In action this season, the utility player posted 11 hat tricks and had 16 multi-goal efforts. Crouch had a season-high five goals in a win over La Salle and combined for a season-high six points on three different occasions. Crouch finished her career with 183 goals, which ranks ninth all-time in school history.

Sollie led Indiana’s offense this season, scoring a team-high 57 goals (66 total points). The Murrieta, Calif. is an All-America selection for the first time in her career as she was also a MPSF Honorable Mention award winner this season. She posted nine hat tricks and 18 multi-goal games this season including a season-high five goals against San Diego State and San Jose State. The junior center also picked up 21 steals on the season, posting a season-high three swipes in a win over Michigan, and drew 30 exclusions.

Kidd paced the Hoosiers with 93 points on 51 goals and a team-high 42 assists. She also picked up 24 steals and was one of Indiana’s main sprinters for the season. The Laguna Beach, Calif. native had nine hat tricks and 16 multi-goal games as a junior. She dished out multiple assists on 13 occasions including a season-high four against No. 4 Stanford. At the net, she posted a season-high five goals in wins over LIU Brooklyn and Marist and combined on a season-high six points twice and had at least four points in 14 games.

The trio helped Indiana to its most wins since 2018 by going 21-10 overall record. IU also got off to its best start in program history, going 12-0 to open the season. Season highlights also included team wins over No. 8 Princeton and No. 13 Michigan.

For all the latest on Indiana University women’s water polo, be sure to follow the team at @IndianaWPolo on Facebook, X and Instagram.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Big Ten Conference and its television partners have announced kickoff times and networks for the first three weeks of the college football season. The times include the home debut for head coach Curt Cignetti, a Friday night contest, and the Big Ten opener at UCLA.

Cignetti will begin his Indiana tenure on Saturday, August 31, with a 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff against FIU at Memorial Stadium. The 2024 meeting will be the fourth all-time between the two programs and the first since a 38-28 Indiana victory in Miami, Florida, during the 2018 season.

The Hoosiers will square off with Western Illinois under the Friday night lights on September 6 at 7 p.m. ET for the first meeting between the two programs. This will be the seventh Friday night contest in IU history with a 4-2 overall mark in those games.

In the first Big Ten game to feature one of the four new members of the conference, UCLA and Indiana meet for the first time in the historic Rose Bowl at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock. Indiana will make a trip to Pasadena, California, for the first time since its 1968 Rose Bowl appearance that followed a 1967 Big Ten championship and culminated with a final ranking of No. 4 in the Associated Press rankings.



BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ––– Twelve student-athletes representing both Indiana University and Indiana’s Olympic Regional Training Center (Indiana RTC) will compete in the 2024 U20 World Team Trials and U23 Nationals tournament this weekend.

Both tournaments will take place from Friday, May 31 to Sunday, June 2 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

All but one of Indiana’s competing wrestlers will be competing in the U23 age group with most competing in freestyle. Anthony Bahl, Blaine Frazier and Aidan Torres will compete in both the freestyle and Greco-Roman division.

Cole Rhemrev will be the lone Indiana wrestler competing in the U20 World Team Trials, as he is entered in the Greco-Roman division.

Additionally, a future Hoosier will compete in the U20 World Team Trials. Incoming freshmen Nicholas Pavlechko will wrestle in U20 Freestyle.

All Hoosier wrestlers competing include:

U20 Greco-Roman Participants

Cole Rhemrev

U20 Freestyle Participants

Nicholas Pavlechko

U23 Greco-Roman Participants

Anthony Bahl

Blaine Frazier

Aidan Torres

U23 Freestyle Participants

Anthony Bahl

Jacob Bullock

Joey Buttler

Blaine Frazier

Derek Gilcher

Tyler Lillard

Bryce Lowery

Gabe Sollars

Nick South

Aidan Torres

Donnell Washington

All Greco-Roman competition will be conducted on Friday. Freestyle matches will occur on Saturday and Sunday.

The winner of each weight class in the U20 World Team Trials will earn the right to represent the United States at the 2024 U20 World Championships. The winner of each weight class in the U23 Nationals tournament will be eligible to compete in the U23 Pan American Championships on June 21-22 in Rionegro, Colombia.

The 2024 U20 World Championships are slated for September 2-8 in Pontevedra, Spain while the 2024 U23 World Championships will take place from October 21-27 in Tirana, Albania.



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Football found out start times for its season opener along with its Homecoming game, as the Big Ten Conference’s television partners made the announcement Thursday afternoon (May 30). The Boilermakers begin the 2024 season by hosting Indiana State at 12 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network (Aug. 31), while welcoming alumni back for a noon Homecoming against Nebraska (Sept. 28).

The Boilermakers now know kickoff times for half of their games, including the first four of the season. After starting the seasons against Indiana State, Purdue has a bye week before returning home to face Notre Dame at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS (Sept. 14). For the first road trip of the 2024 campaign, the Boilermakers head to the Pacific Northwest for a Saturday night kickoff (8:30 p.m. ET) against Oregon State on the CW (Sept. 21).

Last week, it was announced that a pair of Purdue games were moved to Friday nights as part of FOX’s College Football Friday schedule. The Boilermakers host Oregon in a primetime matchup (Oct. 18) before traveling to East Lansing, Michigan to battle Michigan State in another Friday night contest one month later (Nov. 22). Both games kick off at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.

Kickoff times for the rest of Purdue’s schedule are expected to be announced 6-12 days before the date of each game.

Less than 1,000 season tickets remain available for the 2024 campaign. Secure your season tickets here.

Updated 2024 Purdue Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 31 – INDIANA STATE (12 p.m. ET, BTN)

Saturday, Sept. 14 – NOTRE DAME (3:30 p.m. ET, CBS)

Saturday, Sept. 21 – at Oregon State (8:30 p.m. ET, CW)

Saturday, Sept. 28 – NEBRASKA (12 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Oct. 5 – at Wisconsin

Saturday, Oct. 12 – at Illinois

Friday, Oct. 18 – OREGON (8 p.m. ET, FOX)

Saturday, Nov. 2 – NORTHWESTERN

Saturday, Nov. 9 – at Ohio State

Saturday, Nov. 16 – PENN STATE

Friday, Nov. 22 – at Michigan State (8 p.m. ET, FOX)

Saturday, Nov. 30 – at Indiana



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Sports San Diego officials have announced changes to the 2024 Rady Children’s Invitational tournament field. Purdue and BYU remain in the event, but will now be joined by North Carolina State and Ole Miss, replacing Arkansas and Notre Dame.

The second edition of the Rady Children’s Invitational will be played at LionTree Arena, located on the UC San Diego campus, on Nov. 28 and 29. All tournament games will be aired on FOX or FS1 and schedule and tip times will be announced at a later date.

With the addition of North Carolina State, there will be two teams from last year’s Final Four in the field, as the Boilermakers defeated the Wolfpack 63-50 in the National Semifinals. In addition, Ole Miss is mentioned as an NCAA Tournament team in 2024 by several publications.

Purdue’s announced non-conference schedule now consists of Alabama (Nov. 15), Marquette (Nov. 19), Texas A&M (Dec. 14) and two of BYU, North Carolina State and Ole Miss. The remainder of the non-conference schedule should be finalized in the next couple of weeks.

The Boilermakers are coming off a spot in the 2024 National Championship game and a 34-5 record. Three starters are scheduled to return in addition to three other players that played at least 31 games this past season. Head coach Matt Painter also welcomes a six-member recruiting class that is ranked among the top 10 nationally.



WASHINGTON – After leading the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to their second-straight NCAA National Championship, Pat Kavanagh became the first player in program history to ever win the most coveted individual honor in the sport, the Tewaaraton Award.

The attackman is just the third Tewaaraton winner in history to also have won multiple national championships.

Kavanagh was one of two Notre Dame players selected as a finalist for the award, joining Liam Entenmann, who was just the third goalie to be nominated for the award on the men’s side in the history of the Tewaaraton and the first since 2011.

The winner was announced in Washington, D.C., at the annual Tewaaraton Award Ceremony on Thursday, May 30 at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

The Irish have now had seven Tewaaraton finalists in program history, as Entenmann has earned the honor once, Kavanagh has achieved the honor three times (2024, 2023 & 2021), joining his older brother Matt (2015), defenseman Matt Landis (2016) and attackman Tom Glatzel (2001).

The Tewaaraton Award is recognized as the pre-eminent lacrosse award, annually honoring the top male and female college lacrosse player in the United States.

The three other men’s finalists were Matthew Brandeau (Yale), Brennan O’Neill (Duke) and Connor Shellenberger (Virginia).

A three-time Tewaaraton Finalist and the 2024 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Kavanagh is the most decorated attacking player in Notre Dame men’s lacrosse history. The attackman was one of the driving forces behind Notre Dame’s back-to-back national titles in 2023 and 2024, the first two in program history.

The graduate student set the all-time career Notre Dame points (301) and assists (184) records, becoming the only player in program history to reach the 300-point milestone. Kavanagh also holds the top four spots on the program’s record list for assists in a season as well as two of the top three spots for points in a season.

The legend of Pat Kavanagh grew during the 2023 NCAA Championship run, as he played through multiple severe injuries to help the Irish capture their first title in program history. The Rockville Centre, New York, native followed the 2023 season up with an 80-point year as a graduate student as Notre Dame successfully defended its national championship.

Twenty of Kavanagh’s 80 points came in four NCAA Tournament contests, including a six-assist performance in the NCAA National Championship win over No. 7 Maryland.

Entenmann, Notre Dame’s other finalist, finished his career as the greatest goalie in program history, and arguably the greatest in the history of college men’s lacrosse. The graduate student was named USILA Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Outstanding Goalie, which is presented to the top goalie in the country, in back-to-back seasons (2023 & 2024). He also was awarded ACC Goalie of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year in two straight seasons coming in 2023 and 2024.

The standout was also named the 2023 NCAA Championships Most Outstanding Player after he put on a masterclass performance in cage in the title game with a season-high 18 saves while allowing just nine goals to propel the Irish to the championship.

He played a huge role in the Irish winning back-to-back national titles, making 12 saves while allowing just six goals in the NCAA Championship semifinal in the win over No. 5 Denver and then followed it up with a 16-save performance while giving up five goals to lead Notre Dame to the title in the win over No. 7 Maryland.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Senior first baseman Karina Gaskins earned All-America honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for her performance in her final campaign for Fighting Irish softball. This is the second season that Gaskins earned All-America status, having been a second team selection by and Softball America in 2022, and third team honors by the NFCA that same season.

Gaskins becomes the ninth player in program history to earn All-American honors in two or more separate seasons. She joins Megan Ciolli, Terri Kobata, Emilee Koerner, Andrea Loman, Katie Marten, Jarrah Myers, Jennifer Sharron and Karley Wester as the only individuals in program history to achieve All-American status multiple seasons.

2024 saw Gaskins finish third on the team with a .311 batting average, hitting eight home runs and driving in 34 runs. She also led the nation in walks drawn prior to the start of the postseason, shattering the previous program record or 41 with 14 games remaining in the regular season, ultimately finishing with 55 free passes. Gaskins earned a .538 on-base percentage, ranking second all-time in a single season, just behind her prior All-America campaign in 2022. Gaskins started all 50 games at first base in her final season. The Edison, New Jersey native earned a .994 fielding percentage, committing just two errors on 342 chances. Gaskins also owns the Notre Dame records for career walks and career on-base percentage, while ranking in the top 10 all-time in career home runs, career RBI, career slugging percentage and career putouts.



TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball prepares to start the 2024 postseason in the Lexington Regional as the Sycamores travel to host and No. 2 national seed Kentucky to take on the field featuring the Wildcats, Illinois, and Western Michigan over the May 31–June 2 weekend at Kentucky Proud Park.

The Sycamores earned the No. 2 seed in the Lexington Regional and will open play against No. 3 Illinois on Friday, May 31, with first pitch set for 7 p.m. ET. The game will be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend. All-Session tickets for the Lexington Regional went on sale on Tuesday, May 28, at 9 a.m. ET. Single Session tickets (based on availability) will go on sale Thursday, May 30, at 9 a.m. The link to purchase tickets can be found here.

The Lexington Regional features a pair of teams familiar to the Sycamores as Indiana State has lined up against Illinois twice in the 2024 season splitting with the Fighting Illini with both teams winning their respective home game. The Sycamores made the trip to Lexington early in the 2023 season traveling to Kentucky Proud Field for a three-game series over the March 3-5 weekend with UK taking all three games in the series.

ISU last took on Western Michigan back in the 2011 season and has an all-time record of 29-18 against the Broncos dating back to their inaugural contest in 1977.

Indiana State advances to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons and second time during the stretch as an at-large recipient. The Sycamores won the MVC Tournament in both the 2019 and 2023 seasons to clinch the conference’s outright bit, while receiving invitations in both 2021 and 2024.

Indiana State advanced to the MVC Tournament Championship Game for the fourth time in the last five years as the Sycamores advanced their way through the bracket despite dropping their first contest against Southern Illinois. ISU battled through elimination games topping No. 2 Murray State (11-4), No. 5 UIC (5-3), and a rematch against No. 6 SIU (7-3), before the streak ran out against tournament host and No. 3-seed Evansville (8-6).

Randal Diaz paced the Indiana State offense with a team-high .524 batting average with 11 hits over his 21 at-bats, while adding a home run, a double, and five RBIs. Joe Kido was effective off the bench for ISU with a .400 average, while Luis Hernandez hit .333 with a home run and a team-high seven RBIs. Adam Pottinger (.318) and Grant Magill (.304) also hit above .300 from the plate as the Sycamores hit .301 overall as a team over the MVC Tournament.

Luke Hayden, Matt Parenteau, Zach Davidson, and Cole Gilley stood out on the mound for the Sycamores over the course of the five games played over the week. Hayden went 6.0 innings allowing three hits while striking out nine to top UIC, while Parenteau turned in a dominant 3.0-inning relief outing against Southern Illinois. Davidson put together a career-outing with a 7.1-inning, 14-strikeout stint from the bullpen to top Murray State. Gilley added 4.2 innings over two appearances out of the bullpen including securing the save against UIC, while adding three shutout frames against Evansville in the championship game.

Overall, 11 different pitchers combined to post a 4.98 ERA over 47.0 innings on the mound with a 54:29 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The Sycamores allowed opponents to hit just .249 from the plate over the weekend at German American Bank Field.

The Sycamores remained No. 14 in the Perfect Game and No. 20 in the D1Baseball polls announced prior to the tournament start. ISU dropped to No. 22 in the NCBWA, No. 24 in the Baseball America, and No. 21 in the USA Today Coaches polls following their run to the Missouri Valley Tournament Championship Game. The Sycamores enter the NCAA postseason ranked No. 10 overall in the NCAA Rating Percentage Index (RPI) playing the No. 19 non-conference strength of schedule and No. 75 overall strength of schedule during the regular season.

Indiana State continued to live up to its reputation of playing anyone, anywhere, at any time throughout the 2024 season as the Sycamores posted a 26-11 record away from the friendly confines of The Bob. Their 26 wins on the road or at neutral sites marked Indiana State as the most by any school sitting within the NCAA RPI top 100, while their nine neutral site victories tied ISU with Oregon State for the most in NCAA Division I.

Indiana State opened Missouri Valley play in mid-March and continued one of the longest series winning streaks in program history. The Sycamores won all nine regular season conference series for the second consecutive season extending their streak to 19 consecutive conference series wins dating back to 2022. Indiana State secured the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title for the second consecutive season with a 22-5 mark in Valley play to win the outright title by five games.

The Sycamores’ 42 wins heading into the postseason marked the third time Indiana State has hit the 40-win plateau since 2019 and 13th time in program history.

The Sycamores featured a whole team approach to the field in the 2024 season with ISU wrapping up the regular season leading the Missouri Valley in conference play in nearly every single major team statistical category including batting average (.314), hits (296), slugging (.588), on-base percentage (.419), fielding percentage (.986), ERA (3.77), strikeouts (288), and opponent batting average (.224). Additionally, Indiana State finished second in runs scored (220), second in home runs (66), and second in RBIs (209).

The Sycamores were well-represented on the MVC’s All-Conference teams with 10 players receiving recognition including Brennyn Cutts (Pitcher of the Year), Grant Magill (Defensive Player of the Year), and Head Coach Mitch Hannahs (Dan Callahan Coach of the Year) earning some of the league’s top honors for the regular season.

Luis Hernandez (1B), Randal Diaz (SS), Cutts (SP), and Zach Davidson (RP) were all honored on the MVC First Team, while Mike Sears (3B), Magill (C), Parker Stinson (OF), Dominic Listi (OF), Luke Hayden (SP), and Cam Edmonson (RP) were all named to the Second Team. Hernandez, Josue Urdaneta (2B), Magill, and Adam Pottinger (OF) were all named to the Valley’s All-Defensive team.

Scouting Kentucky

Kentucky earned the No. 2 National Seed as unveiled on the NCAA Selection Show on Monday afternoon. The Wildcats posted a 40-14 overall record on the season with a 22-8 mark in Southeastern Conference play on their way to serving as the conference’s regular-season co-champions.

The Wildcats fell in their first contest in the SEC Tournament to LSU, 11-0, before rebounding to take on and eliminate Alabama from the field with a 9-6 win in Hoover, Ala. UK’s SEC Tournament came to an end against South Carolina in the fourth round with a 6-5 loss to the Gamecocks.

Kentucky has posted a 21-6 record this season at Kentucky Proud Park including a midweek wins over Missouri Valley opponents Murray State (10-6) on March 12 and Evansville (11-3) on March 19. Additional Indiana State and Kentucky common opponents include Kentucky taking a midweek win over Louisville (17-13), while taking two of three against Vanderbilt in the final weekend of the season. The Sycamores topped Louisville on the 2024 opening day of the season, while falling in their midweek contest at Vanderbilt.

Kentucky was well documented on the SEC All-Conference teams highlighted by head coach Nick Mingione being named the SEC Coach of the Year. Designated Hitter/Utility Nick Lopez was a First Team selection, while outfielder Ryan Waldschmidt was named to the conference’s Second Team. Emilien Pitre (2B), Mitchell Daly (3B), and Mason Moore (P) were all named to the All-Defensive Team.

Lopez (.369) paced the Kentucky offense that hit .289 overall from the plate with a combined 506 hits including 113 doubles and 78 home runs. Waldschmidt had 13 home runs and led the way with 62 runs scored, while Pitre hit .308 while finishing second on the team with 50 RBIs. Ryan Nicholson added a team-high 18 home runs and 54 RBIs overall on the season.

Twenty different Kentucky pitchers combined to post a 5.23 team ERA on the mound over the course of 471.1 innings overall. UK combined to post a 472:227 strikeout-to-walk ratio while allowing opponents to hit .242 from the plate on the year. Trey Pooser (5-1, 4.02 ERA), Mason Moore (8-3, 5.40 ERA), and Dominic Niman (8-4, 5.94 ERA) combined to post a majority of the starts on the mound for UK on the season.

Scouting Illinois

Illinois took the No. 3 seed in the Lexington Regional as unveiled on the NCAA Selection Show on Monday afternoon. The Fighting Illini posted a 34-19 record in the 2024 season with an 18-6 mark in the Big Ten Conference on their way to securing the outright conference championship over the course of the regular season.

Illinois fell in their first contest in the Big Ten Tournament to Penn State, 8-4, before rebounding to eliminate Iowa from the field with a 4-2 extra-inning win over the Hawkeyes in Omaha, Neb. Illinois’ tournament run came to an end against Michigan with a 4-2 loss to the Wolverines.

The Illini posted a 20-3 record at Illinois Field this season but struggled away with a 14-16 overall mark in road or neutral site competition. Illinois and Indiana State took on several familiar foes over the course of the season with the Illini recording wins over Bradley, Indiana (two), Illinois State, and Purdue (three). Illinois also has a win over fellow regional member Western Michigan topping the Broncos 8-6 in 10 innings back on March 2 at the First Pitch Invitational at Fluor Field.

The Sycamores and Illini split the season series played between the two schools. Indiana State took the 7-6 win over Illinois back on March 12 in Terre Haute, while the Illini claimed the 21-11 win on April 30 in Urbana-Champaign.

Six Illini earned All-Big Ten selections and Dan Hartleb was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Camden Janik and Jacob Schroeder were named to the First Team, Brody Harding and Ryan Moerman were named to the Second Team, while Drake Westcott and Cameron Chee-Aloy were named to the Third Team. Chee-Aloy was also named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Connor Milton was selected as Illinois’ Sportsmanship Award honoree. The six All-Big Ten selections are the program’s most since 10 were selected in 2015.

Janik (.368) leads a potent Illinois offense that is hitting .298 from the plate as a team over the 2024 season. Coltin Quagliano (.314) has added 12 doubles and a team-high 55 RBIs, while Drake Westcott (16) and Ryan Moerman (18) are among five Illinois players that have hit double-digit home runs this season.

Fifteen different Illinois pitchers have seen time on the mound in 2024 posting a team 5.89 ERA over 463.1 innings. The Illini have posted a 432:229 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a .262 opponent batting average. Jack Crowder (6-2, 5.25 ERA) and Cooper Omans (4-1, 3.73 ERA) have both posted double-digit starts on the mound for the Illini this season with Crowder posting a 75:38 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the year.

Scouting Western Michigan

Western Michigan took the No. 4 seed in the Lexington Regional as unveiled on the NCAA Selection Show on Monday afternoon. The Broncos posted a 32-21 overall record in the 2024 season with a 19-11 mark in the Mid-American Conference on their way to claiming the MAC Tournament title held in Avon, Ohio.

The Broncos advanced in the postseason topping Ball State, 8-0, in the first round contest of the MAC Tournament setting up a game against regular season champion Bowling Green. WMU’s offense came alive with an 11-0 win over the Falcons setting up a rematch against Ball State for the title. Western Michigan completed the weekend championship with a 10-3 victory over the Cardinals to secure the second MAC title in program history.

Western Michigan has seen its share of success away from home this season posting a combined 20-16 mark in road and neutral games, including a 15-7 record in true road games away from Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field.

The Sycamores and Broncos faced two common opponents over the course of the 2024 season with WMU falling to both Michigan State (13-3) and Illinois (8-6) at the First Pitch Invitational held in Greenville, S.C. at Fluor Field. Western Michigan also fell to Michigan State on April 17 in East Lansing, 12-2, while topping Valparaiso in a 15-inning contest on April 30 to go 1-3 against common opponents.

The Mid-American Conference announced its specialty award winners and All-Conference Baseball Teams with four Western Michigan Broncos earning recognition. Cade Sullivan and CJ Richmond were selected to the All-MAC First Team, Dylan Nevar and Nolan Vicek claimed spots on the Second Team, and Sullivan was named to the All-Defensive Team.

Sullivan (.397) and Richmond (.384) lead one of the top offenses in the nation as the Broncos enter the tournament connecting at a .316 clip from the plate as a team. Nevar (.344), Josh Swinehart (.318), and Brendan Harrity (.305) are also hitting above .300 on the year for Western Michigan. Nevar is the team leader with 15 home runs and 68 RBIs, while Richmond has connected on 31 extra-base hits including 13 home runs and 64 RBIs.

Sixteen different Western Michigan pitchers have combined to post a 5.50 team ERA over 463.1 innings over the course of the 2024 season. The Broncos have combined to record a 430:199 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a .278 opponent batting average. Vicek (5-3, 4.15 ERA), Brady Miller (6-5, 6.48 ERA), and Jayden Dentler (4-2, 5.48 ERA) have all recorded double-digit starts in the 2024 season to highlight the pitching staff.



GREENVILLE, N.C. –  The University of Evansville baseball team will open up 2024 NCAA Regional Tournament play on Friday afternoon at 12 p.m. central time, as the fourth-seeded Purple Aces will face top-seeded and #16 overall national seed East Carolina at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina.  Every UE baseball game in the NCAA Tournament can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and seen live on ESPN+.

Evansville will bring a 35-23 overall record into the NCAA Tournament.  The Purple Aces earned the Missouri Valley Conference’s automatic bid into the tournament field after winning last week’s MVC Tournament at German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium in Evansville.  UE won all four games, including posting three run-rule victories, on the way to the program’s first MVC Tournament title since 2006.  Overall, this will be UE’s sixth NCAA Regional Tournament appearance, including the fourth at the Division I level (1988, 2000, 2006, 2024).

UE’s offense has been led all year by graduate outfielder Mark Shallenberger.  Shallenberger will bring a team-best .388 batting average, 20 doubles, 15 home runs and 57 RBI into NCAA Tournament play.  Senior infielder/outfielder Kip Fougerousse is not far behind with a .346 average, a team-best 17 home runs and 59 RBI.  Fougerousse has been UE’s hottest hitter of late, as he will ride a nine-game hitting streak into the NCAA Tournament, and he has hit .487 (19-for-39) with six home runs and 18 RBI over the last nine contests.

East Carolina will bring a 43-15 overall record into the NCAA Tournament as the regular-season champion of the American Athletic Conference.  Senior Carter Cunningham paces the Pirate attack with a .371 batting average, 14 home runs and 60 RBI.  Overall, ECU hit .310 as a team, as seven of the Pirates everyday starters hit .300 or above.  As good as their offense is, their pitching staff is even better, as ECU will bring a 3.94 team ERA into the NCAA Tournament.

Friday’s pitching match-up is expected to feature Evansville freshman LHP Kenton Deverman (8-1, 4.03 ERA) against East Carolina LHP Zach Root (6-0, 3.13 ERA).



EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball announced the signing of junior forward Jared Washington (Venus, Texas) for the 2024-25 season. Washington is the fourth player to sign with USI and Head Coach Stan Gouard this spring.

“Jared is a highly skilled guard who can play multiple positions with his size and athletic ability,” Gouard said. “He’s a gifted shooter and is a true two-way player that takes pride in guarding multiple positions.

“Playing at Weatherford College has given him the opportunity to compete against and alongside some of the top competition in the country,” continued Gouard. “We are extremely excited to welcome Jared to the family.”

Washington comes to USI after playing last season at Weatherford where he set the Coyotes’ single season record for points with 585 points. The 6-foot-3 guard also was the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Player of the Year, first-team All-Conference, All-Region V, and honorable mention NJCAA All-American after averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.

Prior to his year at Weatherford, Washington spent a year at Midwestern State University as a freshman. He averaged 4.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17 games.

Before entering the collegiate ranks, Washington lettered in basketball at Mansfield High School (Mansfield, Texas). He was a three-time first-team All-District and All Regional selection (2020, 2021, 2022), while earning the district MVP honor twice (2021, 2022).

Mansfield and Washington also combined to earn the state championship in 2019 and 2020.

The Screaming Eagles reached the Ohio Valley Conference Championship post-season in 2023-24 marking the second-straight season since USI made the transition to NCAA Division I. USI appeared in the 2023 College Basketball Invitational during its first transition year.



NEW ORLEANS – National Athletes & Coaches of the Year for the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field season were announced on Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). For the first time in program history, Marian University was represented in the honors, as head coach Michael Holman was named NAIA Men’s Coach of the Year, Nathan Dyer was named the men’s NAIA Assistant Coach of the Year, and junior Christian Rios was named the Men’s Field Athlete of the Year.

Award winners were determined by a vote of USTFCCCA member coaches after the conclusion of the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Marion, Indiana. Only those individuals from USTFCCCA member programs are eligible for awards.

The honors for Marian come after the Knights finished as the NAIA National Runner-Up at the 2024 National Championships.

Mike Holman was named the National Men’s Coach of the Year for the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field season. Holman, in his 12th and final year as Director of Track & Field at Marian, led the Knights to a runner-up finish at the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships with 62 points – just two points away from winning after entering No. 4 in the national rankings. His Knights were the only program ranked among the national top-5 all season, and won the team title at the Crossroads League Outdoor Championships with 269 points, winning 11 events.

Nathan Dyer was named the National Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field season. Dyer, in his third year as assistant coach at Marian, coached the Knights’ throwers to No. 1 national event squad rankings in three events – shot put, discus and hammer. His athletes scored 38 of the team’s 62 points in finishing second at the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, led by high-point field-eventer Christian Rios, who won the discus. His crew swept titles in the shot put, discus and hammer throw at the Crossroads League Outdoor Championships – scoring 68 points – and own national-leading marks in the shot (Jacob Netral) and hammer (Isaiah Tipping). Dyer’s throwers also swept the 2024 NAIA Indoor National Championships with wins in the weight throw and shot put.

Christian Rios was named the National Men’s Field Athlete of the Year for the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field season. Rios, who hails from Highland, Indiana, scored 18 points for Marian at the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, winning the discus throw along with a runner-up finish in the hammer. He was a point-scoring machine at the Crossroads League Outdoor Championships, tallying 22 points with runner-up finishes in the hammer and shot put along with a third-place in the discus. He was the only male thrower to rank among the top-8 this year in the NAIA in the shot, discus and hammer.




























11 – 4

May 31, 1927 – Detroit Tigers first baseman Johnny Neun made an unassisted triple play. it was of little consolation though the the visiting Cleveland Indians won the game 14-1.

May 31, 1937 – The second largest crowd in Polo Grounds history with a paid attendance of 61,756 witnessed the Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the New York Giants, 10-3. This contest also saw the end of Giants legend Number 11, Carl Hubbell’s record consecutive-game winning streak at 24.

May 31, 1937 – There was some excitement at the Indianapolis 500! Wilbur Shaw and riding mechanic ‘Jigger’ Johnson in open wheel racer Number 4 won the race by a 2.16 seconds over rival Ralph Hepburn. This was the closest finish to that point in the race’s history and the duo set a top speed record for the race at 113 mile Per Hour!


Path Cleared for Saints Sale

That was the headline in the Shreveport, Louisiana’s The Town Talk on June 1, 1985 and it is our Football History Headline of the Day.

It is reporting on the May 31, 1985 New Orleans Saints sale to Tom Benson from John Mecom Jr. for $70,204,000. The final hurdles to the sale were the New Orleans City Council and School Boards each approving to surrender their share of sales taxes to keep the Saints in New Orleans as part of the deal. This was no small sacrifice either as the nearly $2.8 in revenue surrendered by the two groups went back to the Saints but the caveat was that Benson signed a 21 year lease with the Superdome. Benson stepped forward in March of 1984 to help the day when negotiations with the A.N. Pritzker family from Chicago fell apart in February. Mr. Benson owned the team until his passing in March of 2018 and had kept the franchise in the Superdome in New Orleans long beyond his initial 21 year obligation. He had employed coaches such as Jim Mora, Mike Ditka and Sean Payton and has even clutched a Lombardi Trophy after winning Super Bowl XLIV over the Indianapolis Colts just a couple years after Hurricane Katrina had devastated the New Orleans surrounding area.

Hall of Fame Birthdays for May 31

Here are the bios on some birthday boys that are either in the College Football Hall of Fame or the Pro Football Hall of Fame that were born on this day. There is plenty more about them to read by either clicking their high-lighted name or at the top of this page clicking the “On This Day in Football History” and going to May 31 Football History.

May 31, 1943 – Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania – Joe Namath the 4 time AFL All-Star, 1 time NFL Pro Bowl and Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback for the New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams was born.

May 31, 1953 – Elizabeth, New Jersey – Richard Wood the University of Southern California linebacker from 1972 to 1974 arrived into this life. The NFF’s Bio on Wood tells us that he was a member of two National Championship teams and was Southern California’s first three-time All-American. His athleticism was made for performing at linebacker as his 4.6 speed allowed him to track down speedy backs while his strength made his hits seem “like a hammer” according to Coach John McKay. Wood came to the varsity in 1972 and not only led the undefeated Trojans in tackles, he surpassed the total of his closest teammate by 30 stops. Richard also excelled in pass coverage with five interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and deflected four other passes. For his efforts he gained first-team All-America status. Richard Wood’s collegiate football records are celebrated in the College Football Hall of Fame after his induction in 2007.

May 31, 1967 – Vicksburg, Mississippi – The National Football Foundation shares with us that Jackson State University’s star safety of the late 1980’s Kevin Dent was born. Dent was a former high school starter at quarterback and that really helped to understand the route trees of receivers and some formational schemes that helped him to anticipate what would happen next. Pair that with him being such a good athlete, brilliant student of the game who watched a lot of film and practiced relentlessly and you get yourself a top notch performer on the football field. Dent ended up with 21 career college interceptions, 10 of them coming as a sophomore to lead the nation. Kevin was selected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006 for his outstanding play at Safety for Jackson State University. He was named on the All-American Team three times and is the only player ever from his school to have accomplished this feat. Dent went on to play in the World Football League as well as in the Arena Football League after college. 


May 31

1914 — Joseph Benz of the White Sox pitched a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians for a 6-1 victory.

1927 — Detroit first baseman Johnny Neun made an unassisted triple play against Cleveland. He caught Homer Summa’s liner, tagged Charlie Jamieson between first and second and then touched second base before Glenn Myatt could return. The Tigers beat the Indians 1-0.

1937 — Carl Hubbell’s 24-game winning streak ended with a 10-3 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers. Hubbell’s last defeat came on July 13, 1936, 1-0 to the Chicago Cubs.

1944 — Al Unser’s only home run of the year, a pinch-hit grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, helped the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 6-2.

1964 — The New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants played the longest doubleheader in major league history — 9 hours, 52 minutes — with the help of a 23-inning game in the nightcap that was won by the visiting Giants 8-6 on run-scoring hits by Del Crandall and Felipe Alou against Galen Cisco. The second game took 7:23 to play.

1970 — Chicago’s Luis Aparicio and Walt Williams each collect five hits in a 22-13 rout of the Boston Red Sox. Williams also scored five times. The two teams collected 40 hits, one short of the AL record set in 1950.

1980 — Ken Landreaux went 0-for-4 in Minnesota’s 11-1 loss to Baltimore, ending his hitting streak at 31 consecutive games. It was the longest streak in the American League since Dom DiMaggio’s 34-game streak in 1949.

1997 — Ila Borders became the first woman to pitch in a regular-season professional game, in the sixth inning of the St. Paul Saints’ Northern League game against Sioux Falls. She gave up three earned runs without getting an out.

1999 — Umpire Frank Pulli used TV replay to take away a home run from Florida’s Cliff Floyd in the fifth inning of the Marlins’ 5-2 loss to St. Louis.

2001 — At Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners ace Aaron Sele trims the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1. Sele is now 8-0 and the Mariners are 40-12. The Orioles’ only run is Cal Ripken, Jr.’s 420th career home run.

2006 — Roger Clemens agrees to terms on a one-year deal with the Houston Astros to come back for a 23rd season, or at least the remaining four months of the current season. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner ends his seven-month retirement by accepting a deal that will pay him approximately $12.8 million – the pro-rated value of his $22,000,022 seasonal contract – to pitch for the Astros for the balance of the current season.

2008 — Manny Ramirez of the Boston Red Sox hit career homer No. 500, a drive off Baltimore right-hander Chad Bradford to become the 24th major leaguer to reach the milestone.

2009 — Stephen Cardullo set a tournament record with seven hits, including three of Florida State’s NCAA-record 15 doubles, as the Seminoles routed Ohio State 37-6 advanced to the super regionals. Florida State set NCAA postseason records with 37 runs, 38 hits and 66 total bases, while Cardullo set the school mark for hits.

2015 — Martin Maldonado ends a 17-inning marathon with a solo walk-off homer off Vidal Nuno to give the Brewers a 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks. Maldonado goes 4-for-6 with 3 runs and 2 RBIs while catching all 17 innings. Matt Garza throws five scoreless innings in his first relief appearance since 2010 to earn the win. At 5 hours and 49 minutes, it is the longest game by time in the history of Miller Park.

2016 — The Rockies tie a team record by hitting 7 homers in a 17-4 drubbing of the Reds. Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon hit two homers each. Losing pitcher Jon Moscot surrenders four of the long balls in his return from the disabled list, including one by Blackmon to lead off the bottom of the 1st.

2021 — The Venezuelan national team beats Cuba in a world-level event for the first time since the 1953 Amateur World Series. In the opener of the 2021 Americas Olympic Qualifier, Carlos Pérez hits a three-run homer off Lázaro Blanco in the 1st and Hernán Pérez falls a double shy of a cycle. Moisés Gómez saves the 6-5 win for Jhonathan Diaz.

2022 — The Reds win their first game at Fenway Park since Game 7 of the 1975 World Series when they defeat the Red Sox, 2-1, beind a ten-strikeout performance by Luis Castillo, who allows just 1 hit in 6 innings. The Reds had played six games at Fenway since their last win, and had lost them all.

June 1

1923 — The New York Giants scored in every inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 22-8 at the Baker Bowl.

1925 — Lou Gehrig batted for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth and replaced Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. The Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees 5-3.

1937 — Bill Dietrich of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in an 8-0 win.

1975 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched his fourth no-hitter, striking out nine. Ryan tied Sandy Koufax’s record by beating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0. It was Ryan’s 100th major league victory.

1977 — Seattle’s Ruppert Jones homered off Cleveland’s Dennis Eckersley in the fifth inning to snap Eckersley’s no-hit string of 22 1-3 innings, just two outs short of Cy Young’s major league record. The Indians went on to win, 7-1.

1987 — Cleveland’s Phil Niekro pitched the Indians to a 9-6 victory, his 314th, over the Detroit Tigers. The win gave himself and his brother, Joe, a major league record 530 combined victories, surpassing Gaylord and Jim Perry.

2000 — Pawtucket’s Tomo Ohka became the third pitcher in the 117-year history of the International League to throw a nine-inning perfect game when he beat the Charlotte Knights 2-0.

2005 — Miguel Tejada hit a homer, three doubles and scored three runs in Baltimore’s 9-3 victory over Boston.

2009 — The New York Yankees played error free for the 18th straight game in a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, surpassing Boston’s major league mark of 17 set in 2006. New York’s last error came on May 13 at Toronto when shortstop Ramiro Pena misplayed a groundball.

2011 — Cincinnati’s Francisco Cordero got his 300th career save, securing the Reds’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Cordero pitched a perfect ninth, becoming the 22nd reliever to achieve 300 saves, tying Bruce Sutter at the mark.

2012 — Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets’ history. Santana was helped by an umpire’s missed call and an outstanding catch in left field in an 8-0 victory over St. Louis Cardinals. Carlos Beltran, back at Citi Field for the first time since the Mets traded him last July, hit a line drive over third base in the sixth inning that hit the foul line and should have been called fair. But third base umpire Adrian Johnson ruled it foul and the no-hitter was intact. Mike Baxter made a tremendous catch in left field to rob Yadier Molina of extra bases in the seventh, getting injured in the process.

2012 — Jonathan Crawford threw the seventh no-hitter in NCAA tournament history, shutting down Bethune-Cookman in a 4-0 victory in the opener of the Gainesville Regional. Crawford, a sophomore, was nearly perfect and faced the minimum 27 batters. The only player to reach base was Bethune-Cookman’s Jake Welch on a walk in the third inning, and Florida catcher Mike Zunino threw him out trying to steal.

2012 — Alex Miklos hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the 21st inning as Kent State outlasted Kentucky 7-6 in the second-longest game in NCAA tournament history. The Golden Flashes held the lead in the ninth and 18th innings, but the Wildcats answered both times to extend the game. It was the longest game in the NCAA tournament since Texas beat Boston College 3-2 in 25 innings on May 30, 2009.

2016 — Indians OF Marlon Byrd is suspended for 162 games following the second positive test for PEDs of his career. At 39, it marks the end of the former All-Star’s career.

2021 — The Olympic hopes end for three countries. Puerto Rico falls, 7 – 6, in 10 innings to Nicaragua in the Americas Olympic Qualifier, as Benjamín Alegría doubles twice, scores twice and drives in a run while Norman St. Clair and Berman Espinoza turn in six shutout innings of relief. Venezuela walks it off to eliminate Colombia as Diego Rincones breaks a 2 – 2 tie in the bottom of the 9th with a solo shot off Carlos Ocampo. Canada eliminates Cuba (missing the Olympics for its first time as a medal event), 6 – 5, as John Axford (now working as an announcer) saves it for Dustin Molleken to overcome three runs by Roel Santos. In the other game, Team USA locks up a spot in the semifinals with an 8 – 6 win over the Dominican national team, Luke Williams hitting a big two-run triple. Nicaragua and the Dominicans will play tomorrow for the last semifinal spot to join the US, Canada and Venezuela.


June 2

1928 — Les Bell of the Boston Braves hit three home runs and a triple at Braves Field, but the Cincinnati Reds came away with a 20-12 triumph.

1928 — The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1. All the runs came from three pinch-hit home runs.

1941 — Lou Gehrig died in New York at age 37.

1949 — The Philadelphia Phillies hit five homers in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Andy Seminick hit two and Del Ennis, Willie Jones, and Schoolboy Rowe hit one apiece. Seminick had homered earlier in the game.

1959 — The Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox game at Comiskey Park was delayed for nearly half an hour as a swarm of gnats overcame the field. Groundskeepers tried using bug sprays and torches, but the gnats wouldn’t budge. A postgame fireworks display was brought in from center field and a smoke bomb was attached to the framework. The gnats left and the Orioles defeated the White Sox, 3-2.

1990 — Randy Johnson pitched the first no-hitter in the Seattle Mariners’ history as he beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0. The 6-foot-10 left-hander, walked six and struck out eight while pitching the first no-hitter at the Kingdome, which opened for baseball in 1977.

1996 — Houston starter Darryl Kile tied the modern major league record by hitting four batters in a 2-0 loss at St. Louis, and the first to do it in the NL since Moe Drabowsky in 1957.

2000 — Tampa Bay’s Fred McGriff hit his 400th career home run, but the Devil Rays lost to the Mets 5-3.

2000 — Rick Aguilera of the Chicago Cubs became the 13th pitcher with 300 saves in a 2-0 win over Detroit. Aguilera reached the mark in 614 career appearances, third quickest.

2002 — Philadelphia pitcher Robert Person drove in seven runs with a grand slam and a three-run homer in an 18-3 win over Montreal. Person had just come off the disabled list and collected his first win of the season.

2005 — Kansas City completed a sweep of the New York Yankees with a 5-2 victory. The Royals, who have the worst record and second-lowest payroll in the major leagues, finished their first three-game sweep of the Yankees at home in 15 years.

2009 — Dan Uggla of the Marlins became the fastest second baseman to 100 homers in Florida’s 10-3 win over Milwaukee. Uggla’s two-run shot in the bottom of the second came in his 502nd game as a second baseman, beating Alfonso Soriano to 100 by 34 games.

2010 — Ken Griffey Jr. announces his retirement after 22 seasons in the major leagues. Hitting only .184 in part-time duty for the Mariners, he retires with 630 career home runs and six seasons of 40 or more homers. Most of his career was spent with Seattle and the Cincinnati Reds.

2010 — Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he blew. First baseman Miguel Cabrera cleanly fielded Jason Donald’s grounder to his right and made an accurate throw to Galarraga covering the bag. The ball was there in time, and all of Comerica Park was ready to celebrate the 3-0 win over Cleveland, until Joyce emphatically signaled safe.

2011 — Aubrey Huff hit three home runs and matched his career best with six RBIs and the San Francisco Giants posted a 12-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Huff hit two-run homers in the fourth and ninth and a solo shot in the seventh.

2015 — In a memorable major league debut, Rangers 3B Joey Gallo hits a two-run homer in his second at-bat on the way to collecting 3 hits and 4 RBIs in leading Texas to a 15-2 beating of the White Sox.

2017 — Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers records his 2,000 career strikeout.

2018 — Jacob deGrom matches a career high set just two weeks earlier by racking up 13 strikeouts in 7 innings in a start against the Cubs.


June 3

1918 — Dutch Leonard of the Boston Red Sox pitched his second no-hitter, blanking the Detroit Tigers 5-0.

1932 — Lou Gehrig became the first American League player to hit four home runs in a game, helping the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia A’s 20-13. The event was overshadowed by the resignation of John McGraw as manager of the New York Giants.

1954 — Henry Thompson of the New York Giants hit three home runs and drove in eight runs in a 13-8 win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Willie Mays drove in the other five runs with two homers.

1971 — Ken Holtzman of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter, beating the Cincinnati Reds 1-0.

1978 — Dave Johnson became the first major leaguer to hit two pinch-hit grand slams in a season. His grand slam in the ninth inning gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1989 — Los Angeles and Houston played 22 innings at the Astrodome in the longest night game in National League history — 7 hours and 14 minutes. The Astros won the game on Rafael Ramirez’s RBI single off Jeff Hamilton, normally the Dodgers’ third baseman. When the game ended, Fernando Valenzuela was playing first and Eddie Murray was at third.

1989 — Nolan Ryan pitched his 11th career one-hitter and struck out 11 as Texas beat Seattle 6-1. It was Ryan’s 16th low-hit game (no-hitter or one-hitter), breaking Bob Feller’s record of 15.

1995 — Pedro Martinez of Montreal pitched nine perfect innings against San Diego before giving up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the 10th inning of the Expos 1-0 win.

2003 — Sammy Sosa was ejected in the first inning of Chicago’s 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after umpires found cork in his shattered bat.

2006 — Damion Easley hit three homers and had seven RBIs in Arizona’s 13-9 victory over Atlanta.

2008 — Randy Johnson took sole possession of second place on baseball’s career strikeout list after getting the Milwaukee Brewers’ Mike Cameron to go down swinging in the first inning. It was Johnson’s 4,673rd career strikeout, breaking a tie with Roger Clemens and leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks’ veteran ace behind only Nolan Ryan, who had 5,714 strikeouts in his career.

2017 — Albert Pujols hits his 600th home run of his career, the historic blast being a 4th-inning grand slam off Ervin Santana of the Twins in a 7 – 2 Angels win. He is the ninth player to join the exclusive fraternity.

2017 — Endinson Volquez of the Mets throws the first no-hiitter of the year, defeating the Diamonbacks 3-0.

2018 — Blake Snell ties an American League record by striking out the first 7 batters he faces for the Rays against the Mariners.

2022 — With a disappointing 22-29 record after splurging on free agents over the past few years, the Phillies fire manager Joe Girardi, who has failed to take them to the postseason in his two-plus seasons at the helm. Bench coach Rob Thomson is named manager on an interim basis to finish the season.

June 4

1940 — The Pirates beat the Boston Bees 14-2 in the first night game at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field.

1940 — The St. Louis Cardinals play their first night game at Sportsman’s Park, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 10-1.

1951 — Pittsburgh’s Gus Bell hit for the cycle to lead the Pirates to a 12-4 victory over the Phillies at Philadelphia.

1964 — Sandy Koufax pitched his third no-hitter, striking out 12, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Phillies 3-0 in Philadelphia.

1968 — Don Drysdale of the Dodgers blanked the Pirates 5-0 for his sixth straight shutout en route to a record 58 2-3 scoreless innings.

1972 — A major league record eight shutouts were pitched in 16 major league games: five in the American League, three in the National League. The Oakland Athletics swept a pair from the Baltimore Orioles by identical 2-0 scores.

1974 — The game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium was forfeited to Texas. Umpire Nestor Chylak had problems with fans all night on 10-cent beer night. The crowd got out of control when Cleveland tied the score 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth.

1989 — Toronto beats Boston 13-11 in 12 innings after trailing 10-0 after six inngs. Red Sox starter Mike Smithson threw six scoreless innings before leaving in the seventh because of a foot blister. The Jays then scored two in the seventh, four in the eighth and five in the ninth and two more in the 11th on Junior Felix’s home run. It was the biggest lead the Red Sox have blown and their 12th consecutive loss to the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

1990 — Ramon Martinez struck out 18 and pitched a three-hitter, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Atlanta Braves 6-0.

1996 — Pamela Davis pitched one inning of scoreless relief and got the win in a minor league exhibition game. She is believed to be the first woman to pitch for a major league farm club under the current minor league system. The 21-year-old right-hander pitched for the Jacksonville Suns, a Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, against the Australian Olympic team.

2000 — Esteban Yan of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays becomes the 77th major league player to hit a home run in his first at bat, but just the fourth American League pitcher and the first since the Angels’ Don Rose in 1972, the year before the designated hitter rule took the bat out of AL pitchers’ hands.

2005 — Rafael Palmeiro and Melvin Mora each hit grand slams to help Baltimore rally for a 14-7 win over Detroit.

2007 — Mark Ellis hit for the cycle and Eric Chavez had a two-out homer in the 11th inning to lift Oakland to a 5-4 win over Boston.

2009 — Randy Johnson became the 24th major league pitcher to win 300 games by leading San Francisco to a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader.

2012 — Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels manager became the ninth manager in AL history to manage 2,000 games with one club. The Mariners beat the Angels 8-6.

2018 — In a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge sets a record by striking out eight times.

2019 — San Francisco Giant Manager Bruce Bochy wins his 1,000th game as the manager of the Giants with a 9-3 victory over the New York Mets.

2022 — The rule preventing position players from pitching in a close game is invoked for the first time when Crew chief C.B. Bucknor objects to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts calling on OF Zach McKinstry to pitch the 9th inning gainst the Mets with his team trailing, 9 – 4. The rule, adopted before the 2020 season but not implemented until this year due to the upheavals caused by the coronavirus pandemic, states that a team cannot use a position player on the mound unless there is a difference of six or more runs between the two teams. Roberts is thus forced to use a real pitcher, Evan Phillips, to pitch the final inning. In spite of the rule, the practice of using such “mystery pitchers” is continuing undiminished, with teams even resorting to them when they have built a huge lead late in the game, in order to rest their bullpens, something that was completely unseen before the decade started.


June 5

1915 — Philadelphia’s Grover Cleveland Alexander lost his no-hitter when Artie Butler punched a single with two outs in the ninth. Alexander struck out Bob Bescher for the final out to beat St. Louis 3-0. Alexander went on to pitch three more one-hitters during the season.

1929 — The Cincinnati Reds scored nine runs in the sixth inning en route to a 21-4 romp over the Chicago Cubs.

1935 — Chicago White Sox rookie John Whitehead loses to St. Louis 2-0. It was his first loss after winning his first eight starts, an AL record for the start of a career.

1949 — Commissioner Happy Chandler lifted the ban on all players who jumped to Mexico, starting in 1946.

1955 — Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees hit a home run off Chicago’s Billy Pierce that traveled about 550 feet. The ball cleared the left-field upper deck at Comiskey Park.

1959 — Pittsburgh’s Dick Stuart hit the longest home run at Forbes Field. Stuart smashed a shot over the center-field wall off Chicago pitcher Glenn Hobbie.

1966 — Leo Cardenas of the Reds hit four home runs in a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Cardenas hit two home runs in each game as Cincinnati won the opener 8-3 but dropped the second game 9-5.

1986 — San Diego’s Steve Garvey was ejected for the first time in his career when he argued a play at home plate. Garvey, the on-deck hitter, protested the last out of a triple play by the Atlanta Braves. Television replays showed that Bip Roberts was indeed safe. The Padres lost 4-2.

1989 — The Blue Jays lost their debut in the SkyDome as Glenn Braggs hit a two-run homer to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past Toronto 5-3. The $375 million complex featured a $100 million, four-section, retractable roof.

1997 — Alex Rodriguez of the Mariners became the first Seattle player to hit for the cycle in a nine-inning game. He completed the cycle with a double in the ninth of a 14-6 win at Detroit.

2001 — Colorado pitcher Mike Hampton had two homers, three RBIs and recorded his eighth win as Colorado defeated Houston 9-4.

2008 — Atlanta’s Chipper Jones became the third switch-hitter in major league history to hit 400 career home runs. Jones’ homer off Ricky Nolasco was one of his four hits in the 7-5 comeback win over Florida. Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray were the first two reach the milestone.

2013 — The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners played the first game in major league history when each team scored five or more runs in the game when it was scoreless through the ninth. Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios each had an RBI single in the 16th inning, and Chicago won 7-5.

2015 — Oakland’s Pat Venditte became the first pitcher in 20 years to throw with both arms in the same game, but the Boston Red Sox beat the Athletics 4-2 on a night a fan sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a broken bat.

2021 — Team USA secured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics by winning the Americas Olympic Qualifier.


June 6

1918 — Casey Stengel, after being traded by Brooklyn in the offseason, made his return to Ebbets Field a memorable one. In his first at-bat, Stengel called time, stepped out of the batter’s box and doffed his cap. A bird flew out and the fans broke into laughter.

1934 — Myril Hoag hit a major league record six singles in the New York Yankees’ 15-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox.

1939 — The New York Giants hit five home runs in the fourth inning in a 17-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at the Polo Grounds. With two out, Harry Danning, Al Demaree, Burgess Whitehead, Manny Salvo and Joe Moore connected as the Giants scored eight runs in the inning.

1945 — In the first game of a doubleheader, Boston’s Boo Ferriss scattered 14 hits to beat Philadelphia 5-2. Ferris, 8-0 on the year, tied the AL mark held by Chicago’s John Whitehead for wins at the start of a career.

1975 — Cleveland manager Frank Robinson hit two three-run homers in a 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers.

1986 — San Diego Padres manager Steve Boros was ejected before the first pitch of the game with the Atlanta Braves when he tried to give umpire Charlie Williams a videotape of a disputed play in the previous night’s 4-2 loss to Atlanta.

1992 — Eddie Murray drove in two runs at Pittsburgh to pass Mickey Mantle (1,509) as the all-time RBI leader among switch-hitters.

1995 — J.D. Drew of Florida State hit a record-setting three homers in his final three at-bats in a 16-11 loss to Southern California in the College World Series. Drew finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and 12 total bases, also a series record.

1996 — For the second time in major league history and first in the AL, a cycle and a triple play took place in the same game. Boston’s John Valentin hit for the cycle, while Chicago turned a triple play in the Red Sox’s 7-4 victory. In 1931, Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein hit for the cycle in the same game that the Phillies turned a triple play against the Chicago Cubs.

2000 — The Rally Monkey is born, thanks to the Anaheim Angels’ video crew playing a clip from the 1994 film Ace Ventura, Pet Detective on the JumboTron. With the words Rally Monkey superimposed over a monkey jumping up and down in the Jim Carrey movie, the crowd goes wild as the Angels score two runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-5.

2003 — Insisting the corked bat, designed to put on home run displays during batting practice, was accidentally used in a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa is suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball. Bob Watson, baseball’s vice president of on-field operations, agrees that the Cubs outfielder’s use of an illegal bat was an “isolated incident,” but one that still deserves a penalty.

2007 — Trevor Hoffman became the first major leaguer with 500 career saves when he closed out the San Diego Padres’ 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2017 — Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 13-1. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game.

2022 — Eduardo Escobar hits for the cycle in an 11-5 win over the Padres; he is the first Mets player to do so since Scott Hairston in 2012, and the first player for any team to accomplish the feat at Petco Park.


MAY 31

1927 — Detroit first baseman Johnny Neun records an unassisted triple play in the ninth inning to end the 1-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. Neun grabs a Homer Summa line drive, tags Charlie Jamieson at first and outruns Glenn Myatt to tag second.

1938 — Henry Armstrong beats Barney Ross for the world welterweight title.

1942 — Sam Snead wins the PGA Championship, beating Jim Turnesa in the final round 2 and 1.

1949 — Sam Snead wins the PGA Championship, defeating Johnny Palmer in the final round 3 and 2.

1965 — Jim Clark becomes the first non-U.S. driver in 49 years to win the Indianapolis 500.

1967 — Bayern Munchen of West Germany wins 7th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Rangers of Scotland 1-0 in Nuremberg.

1972 — 16th European Cup: Ajax beats Internazionale 2-0 at Rotterdam.

1983 — The Philadelphia 76ers win the NBA championship with a 115-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, completing a four-game sweep.

1987 — The Edmonton Oilers win their third Stanley Cup by beating the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 in Game 7.

1992 — Ayrton Senna wins his fourth consecutive Monaco Grand Prix to end Nigel Mansell’s season-opening winning streak at five races.

1997 — Ila Borders becomes the first woman to pitch in a regular-season professional baseball game, in the sixth inning of the St. Paul Saints’ Northern League game against Sioux Falls. She struggles, giving up three earned runs without getting an out.

2001 — Pat Day becomes the third jockey to reach 8,000 wins by guiding Camden Park to a one-length victory on the turf in the sixth race at Churchill Downs. The 47-year-old Day trails only Laffit Pincay Jr. (9,147) and Bill Shoemaker (8,833).

2002 — Jason Kidd becomes the first player in 35 years to record three triple-doubles in an NBA playoff series, and the New Jersey Nets finish off the Boston Celtics with a 96-88 victory in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. He joins Oscar Robertson (1963) and Wilt Chamberlain (1967) as the only players with three triple-doubles in a series.

2007 — LeBron James scores a career playoff-high 48 points to lead Cleveland to a 109-107, Game 5 win over Detroit in two overtimes. James is the first player to score 25 straight points for a team in the postseason while scoring 29 of the Cavaliers’ final 30 points.

2008 — Usain Bolt sets the world record in the 100 meters with a time of 9.72 seconds at the Reebok Grand Prix in New York. Bolt is .02 seconds faster than the old record held by fellow Jamaican, Asafa Powell.

2009 — Rafael Nadal’s unbeaten run at the French Open ends when the four-time defending champion loses to Robin Soderling of Sweden 6-2, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 7-6 (2) in the fourth round. Nadal’s record winning streak at Roland Garros ends at 31 matches.

2009 — Stephen Cardullo sets a tournament record with seven hits, including three of Florida State’s NCAA-record 15 doubles, as the Seminoles routs Ohio State 37-6 to advance to the super regionals.

2011 — Austrian player Daniel Koellerer is been banned for life by a tennis anti-corruption unit for attempting to fix matches. Koellerer, who was ranked No. 55 in 2009, is found guilty of three violations of the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program between October 2009 and July 2010.

2012 — Kevin Durant scores 22 points, Thabo Sefolosha sets playoff career-bests with 19 points and six steals, and the Oklahoma City Thunder snap San Antonio’s 20-game winning streak by beating the Spurs 102-82 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

2018 — Zinédine Zidane announces his resignation as Real Madrid manager after 3 successive Champions League titles.

2021 — Naomi Osaka pulls out of the French Open citing her mental health, after refusing to appear at compulsory post match press conferences.

June 1

1925 — Lou Gehrig bats for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth inning and replaces Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games.

1946 — Assault, ridden by Warren Merhtens, wins the Belmont Stakes to become the seventh horse to capture the Triple Crown.

1968 — Stage Door Johnny, ridden by Heliodoro Gustines, wins the Belmont Stakes in a record time of 2:27 1-5 and spoils the Triple Crown bid of Forward Pass, who finishes 1 1/4 lengths behind.

1975 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitches his fourth no-hitter to tie Sandy Koufax’s record, beating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0.

1975 — Kathy Whitworth wins the LPGA tournament by one stroke over Sandra Haynie.

1977 — Dutch soccer club FC Volendam is established as a result of split up with RKSV; 6-time Eerste Divisie champions.

1979 — NBA Finals: Seattle Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 97-93 for a 4-1 series victory; Seattle’s first major pro sports championship win.

1986 — Pat Bradley wins the LPGA tournament and becomes the first to win all four major women’s tournaments, beating Patty Sheehan by one stroke.

1992 — The Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup for the second straight year, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 for a four-game sweep.

1993 — Phoenix Suns guard Dan Majerle sets a then NBA Playoff record by sinking 8 three-pointers during the Suns’ 120-114 win over Seattle in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

1994 — Indiana guard Reggie Miller drills an NBA Playoff record 5 three-pointers in the 4th quarter of the Pacers’ 93-86 win over host New York Knicks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

1996 — The LSU women win their 10th consecutive NCAA track team title with 81 points, the longest victory string in women’s college sports.

2002 — Detroit advances to the Stanley Cup finals for the fourth time in eight years with a 7-0 win over Colorado in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Colorado becomes the first NHL team to play in four consecutive Game 7s. Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek sets an NHL record by recording his fifth shutout of the playoffs.

2002 — In a battle of former heavyweight boxing champions in Atlantic City, Evander Holyfield beats Hasim Rahman by TKO; fight stopped 1:40 into 8th round because of giant welt above Rahman’s left eye.

2004 — Detroit and Indiana combine for just 60 first-half points in the Pistons’ 69-65 victory, breaking the NBA playoff record of 62 set by the Pistons and Nets during the second round.

2008 — Hillary Will is the 11th woman in NHRA history to win a national event when she takes the Top Fuel event at the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals. Will drives her dragster to a 4.744-second run at a top speed of 304.53 mph, beating No. 1 qualifier Larry Dixon for her first career win in Top Fuel.

2010 — French Open upset specialist Robin Soderling strikes again, rallying past defending champion Roger Federer in a rainy quarterfinal, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. The loss ends Federer’s record streak of reaching the semifinals in 23 consecutive major events.

2012 — Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in the New York Mets’ 50-year MLB history when he beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 8 – 0.

2012 — Jonathan Crawford pitches the seventh no-hitter in NCAA tournament history, shutting down Bethune-Cookman in a 4-0 victory in the opener of the Gainesville Regional.

2012 — Alex Miklos hits a go-ahead RBI triple in the 21st inning as Kent State outlasts Kentucky 7-6 in the second-longest game in NCAA tournament history.

2019 — Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr produces a huge upset when he stops English champion Anthony Joshua in 7 at Madison Square Garden; wins IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles.

2019 — UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Liverpool beats Tottenham, 2-0 for Reds’ 6th title.


June 2

1896 — Hastings, ridden by H. Griffin, edges Handspring by a neck to capture the Belmont Stakes.

1908 — Royal Tourist, ridden by Eddie Dugan, posts a four-length victory over Live Wire in the Preakness Stakes.

1909 — Joe Madden, ridden by Eddie Dugan, wins the Belmont Stakes by eight lengths over Wise Mason.

1935 — Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player.

1935 — French Championships Men’s Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only French title, beating Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

1942 — Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator.

1947 — After a six-year layoff, 13-year-old Honey Cloud wins the second race at Aqueduct. His jockey, Clarence Minner, takes his first ride in 10 years.

1962 — French Championships Women’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Margaret Smith beats doubles partner Lesley Turner 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

1971 — European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Ajax beats Panathinaikos, 2-0; Dutch champions begin 3-year period of domination.

1985 — Nancy Lopez beats Alice Miller by eight strokes to win the LPGA championship.

1991 — Andrettis finish 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway in Milwaukee. Mario Andretti finishes third, his son Michael wins the race and his nephew John finished second.

1996 — Annika Sorenstam closes with a 4-under 66 to win her second consecutive U.S. Women’s Open. Sorenstam’s 8-under 272 is the best ever in the Open.

2002 — Annika Sorenstam matches the LPGA record for margin of victory in a 54-hole event while winning the inaugural Kellogg-Keebler Classic. Sorenstam finishes at 21-under 195 to win by 11 strokes.

2005 — Jockey Russell Baze records his 9,000th career victory aboard Queen of the Hunt in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields.

2007 — Daniel Gibson scores a career-high 31 points as Cleveland beats Detroit 98-82 to advance to the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers are the third team to come back from an 0-2 deficit in a conference finals, joining the 1971 Baltimore Bullets and 1993 Chicago Bulls.

2008 — Pittsburgh outlasts Detroit 4-3 in three overtimes of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. Petr Sykora scores at 9:57 of the third overtime ending the fifth-longest finals game in NHL history.

2010 — Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers loses his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admits he blew. First baseman Miguel Cabrera cleanly fields Jason Donald’s grounder to his right and makes an accurate throw to Galarraga covering the bag. The ball is there in time, and all of Comerica Park is ready to celebrate the 3-0 win over Cleveland, until Joyce emphatically signals safe.

2011 — Dirk Nowitzki makes the tie-breaking layup with 3.6 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks roar back from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 95-93 and tie the NBA finals at one game apiece. The Mavs outscore the Heat 22-5 down the stretch and pull off the biggest comeback win in an NBA finals since 1992.

2019 — US Open Women’s Golf, CC of Charleston: Lee Jeong-eun of South Korea wins her first major title; beats runners-up Lexi Thompson, Agel Yin and Ryu So-yeon by 2 strokes.


June 3

1932 — Lou Gehrig becomes the first major league player to hit four consecutive home runs in a game, giving the New York Yankees a 20-13 win over the Philadelphia A’s. Gehrig’s feat, however, is overshadowed by the resignation of John McGraw, manager of the New York Giants for 30 years.

1944 — Bounding Home, ridden by G.L. Smith, wins the Belmont Stakes by one-half length over Pensive, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

1959 — European Cup Final, Stuttgart: Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 2-0; 4th consecutive title for Los Blancos.

1961 — Sherluck, ridden by Braulio Baeza, wins the Belmont Stakes. Carry Beck, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, finishes seventh.

1972 — French Open Women’s Tennis: American icon Billie Jean King wins her only French singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3.

1980 — NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1 overall.

1984 — Patty Sheehan wins the LPGA championship by a record 10 strokes over Beth Daniel and Pat Bradley.

1991 — Thomas Hearns becomes a world champion for the sixth time, capturing the World Boxing Association’s light-heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Virgil Hill.

1992 — Chicago’s Michael Jordan scores a record 35 points, including a record six 3-pointers, in the first half as the Bulls beat Portland 122-89 in the opening game of the NBA Finals. Jordan finishes with 39 points and Chicago is only two points shy of the largest victory margin in the finals.

1995 — Pedro Martinez of Montreal pitches nine perfect innings against San Diego before giving up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the 10th inning of the Expos’ 1-0 win.

1999 — Four days after her first LPGA Tour victory, Kelli Kuehne ties the Women’s U.S. Open record with an 8-under 64 in the first round to take a one-stroke lead over Juli Inkster.

2001 — Karrie Webb wins the U.S. Women’s Open in a runaway for the second year in a row. Webb shoots a 1-under 69 for an eight-stroke victory, the largest margin at a Women’s Open in 21 years.

2004 — Calgary ties an NHL record with its 10th road win of the playoffs with a 3-2 overtime victory over Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. The New Jersey Devils also won 10 road playoff games during their championship seasons of 1995 and 2000.

2006 — Jeff Burton has the biggest come-from-behind win ever in a Busch race, overcoming a 36th-place starting position in the Dover 200 for his second victory of the season.

2006 — Russia’s Nikolai Valuev retains his WBA heavyweight title in Hanover, Germany, stopping Jamaican challenger Owen Beck with a right uppercut in the third round.

2011 — Roger Federer ends Novak Djokovic’s perfect season and 43-match winning streak, beating him 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the French Open semifinals. Federer advances to the title match against five-time champion Rafael Nadal. Nadal reaches his sixth final in seven years at Roland Garros by defeating Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

2012 — Tiger Woods won his 73rd PGA tour victory with a two-stoke win over Andres Romero and Rory Sabbatini in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Course.

2017 — UEFA Champions League Final, Cardiff: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as defending champions Real Madrid thrash Juventus, 4-1 for 12th title; Juventus loses 5th consecutive final.

2018 — Stephen Curry, Golden State, broke Ray Allen’s NBA Finals record for the most 3-pointers with nine in the Warriors 122-103 Game 2 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 4

1870 — Ed Brown becomes the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher.

1927 — The United States wins the first Ryder Cup golf tournament by beating Britain 9½-2½.

1932 — Faireno, ridden by Tommy Malley, wins the Belmont Stakes by 1½ lengths over Osculator. Burgoo King, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, doesn’t race.

1966 — Ameroid, ridden by Bill Boland, wins the Belmont Stakes by 2½ lengths over Buffle. Kauai King, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, finishes fourth.

1974 — NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks.

1984 — 1960 champion Arnold Palmer fails to qualify for the US Open Golf Championship for the first time in 32 years.

1987 — Danny Harris defeats Edwin Moses in the 400 hurdles at a meet in Madrid, ending the longest winning streak in track and field. Moses, had won 122 consecutive races dating to Aug. 26, 1977.

1988 — West Germany’s Steffi Graf beats 17-year-old Natalia Zvereva of the Soviet Union in 32 minutes with a 6-0, 6-0 victory to win the French Open for the second straight year.

1990 — Penn State is voted into the Big Ten. The school becomes the 11th member of the league and first addition to the Midwest-based conference since Michigan State in 1949.

1994 — Haile Gebrselassie becomes the first Ethiopian to set a world track record with a time of 12:56.96 in the men’s 5,000 meters at Hengelo, Netherlands.

1998 — Harut Karapetyan of the LA Galaxy scores three goals in five minutes for the fastest hat trick in MLS history in an 8-1 rout of the Dallas Burn. The seven-goal margin sets an MLS record.

2005 — Justine Henin-Hardenne beats a rattled and fumbling Mary Pierce 6-1, 6-1 to win the French Open, capping a comeback from a blood virus with her fourth Grand Slam title and her second at Roland Garros.

2005 — Eddie Castro sets a North American record for most wins by a jockey in one day at one track, winning nine races on the 13-race card at Miami’s Calder Race Course.

2008 — The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in 11 seasons with a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 .

2009 — Randy Johnson earns his 300th win, becoming the 24th major league pitcher to reach the milestone by leading San Francisco to a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader.

2011 — Li Na becomes the first Chinese — man or woman — to win a Grand Slam singles title. She beats Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 (0) in the French Open final for her fifth career title and first on clay.

2016 — Garbine Muguruza wins her first Grand Slam title by beating defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 at the French Open, denying the American her record-equaling 22nd major trophy.

2019 — San Francisco Giant Manager Bruce Bochy wins his 1,000th game as the manager of the Giants with a 9-3 victory over the New York Mets.


June 5

1884 — James McLaughlin becomes the first jockey to win three straight Belmont Stakes when he rides Panique to victory. He won with George Kinney (1883) and Forester (1882). McLaughlin repeats his feat in 1886-88. McLaughlin’s triple is matched by jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. in 1984.

1925 — Willie McFarlane beats Bobby Jones by one stroke in the second round of a playoff to capture the U.S. Open. Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester (Mass.) Country Club.

1927 — Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record.

1937 — War Admiral, ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, wins the Triple Crown with a three-length victory over Sceneshifter in the Belmont Stakes.

1943 — Count Fleet, ridden by Johnny Longden, wins the Triple Crown by 25 lengths in the Belmont Stakes. Count Fleet goes at off at 1-20 odds in a race with no place or show betting.

1952 — Jersey Joe Walcott scores a 15-round unanimous decision over Ezzard Charles in Philadelphia to retain the world heavyweight title.

1961 — The newly formed American Basketball League adopts the 3-point field goal.

1977 — The Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Philadelphia 76ers 109-107 to win the NBA championship in six games. Portland becomes the first team in the 31-year history of the league to win four straight after losing the first two games.

1985 — Steve Cauthen wins the Epsom Derby aboard Slip Anchor and became the only American jockey to win both the English Derby and Kentucky Derby. Cauthen had ridden Affirmed to victory in the 1978 Kentucky Derby.

1993 — Julie Krone guides Colonial Affair to victory in the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race.

1994 — Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Sergi Bruguera produce the best day of tennis in Spanish history. Sanchez Vicario beats Mary Pierce 6-4, 6-4 in the French Open final and Bruguera retains his title by defeating another Spaniard, Alberto Berasategui, 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.

1999 — Steffi Graf wins her sixth French Open title and her first Grand Slam championship in almost three years, beating top-ranked Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

1999 — Charismatic loses his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner when he fractures his left front cannon bone and sesamoid while finishing third to Lemon Drop Kid in the Belmont Stakes.

2004 — Smarty Jones loses his Triple Crown bid and his perfect record when Birdstone runs him down near the finish of a thrilling Belmont Stakes. Birdstone, a 36-1 long shot ridden by Edgar Prado, returns $74, $14 and $8.60.

2005 — Spanish teenager Rafael Nadal beats unseeded Mariano Puerta of Argentina in four sets to win the French Open men’s singles title. The No. 4-seeded Nadal becomes the youngest men’s Grand Slam champion since Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open at 19 in 1990.

2011 — Rafael Nadal wins his record-equaling sixth French Open title, beating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 in the final.

2016 — Novak Djokovic becomes the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships and finally earned elusive French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

2021 — Luis Saez rides Essential Quality to wins the 153rd Belmont Stakes.


June 6

1919 — Man o’ War wins his first race, a 5-furlong contest over a straightaway at Belmont Park. The 3-to-5 favorite wins by six lengths, covering the distance in 59 seconds.

1924 — Cyril Walker captures the U.S. Open with a three-stroke victory over Bobby Jones.

1936 — Granville, ridden by James Stout, wins the Belmont Stakes by a neck over Mr. Bones. Bold Venture, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, does not run in the race.

1946 — The National Basketball Association is founded at the Commodore Hotel in New York.

1966 — NFL & AFL announce their merger.

1969 — Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar.

1976 — 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2.

1981 — Summing, ridden by George Martins, wins the Belmont Stakes, spoiling Pleasant Colony’s Triple Crown bid.

1987 — Bet Twice, ridden by Craig Perret, breezes to a 14-length victory in the Belmont Stakes to deny Alysheba the Triple Crown. Alysheba is a distant fourth.

1987 — West Germany’s Steffi Graf, eight days shy of her 18th birthday, becomes the youngest women’s champion of the French Open when she beats Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6.

1992 — NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters.

1998 — Real Quiet is denied the Triple Crown when Victory Gallop edges him at the wire in the Belmont Stakes.

1999 — Andre Agassi rallies to win the French Open and become the fifth man to complete a career Grand Slam. After losing the first two sets, Agassi surges back to beat Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Agassi won the 1992 Wimbledon, 1994 U.S. Open and 1995 Australian Open.

1999 — Juli Inkster wins the U.S. Women’s Open with a 16-under 272, the lowest 72-hole score in the championship’s 54-year history.

2007 — The Anaheim Ducks capture the Stanley Cup with a 6-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators, ending the series in five games.

2007 — Trevor Hoffman becomes the first major leaguer with 500 career saves when he closes out the San Diego Padres’ 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2010 — Rafael Nadal wins his fifth French Open title and avenges his lone Roland Garros defeat, beating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Nadal improves to 38-1 at Roland Garros, with the only loss to Soderling in the fourth round a year ago.

2011 — The Bowl Championship Series strips the Southern California Trojans of their 2004 title, leaving that season without a BCS champion. BCS officials vacated the championship after the Trojans were hit with heavy NCAA sanctions last year for rules violations committed during the 2004 and ’05 seasons.

2015 — American Pharoah leads all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5½ lengths, becoming the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. The bay colt, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Victor Espinoza, is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

2015 — Serena Williams overcomes a mid-match lull and a third-set deficit to win her third French Open title and 20th major singles trophy by beating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2.

2015 — Tiger Woods hits a new low with the highest score of his career — an 85 in the Memorial at Muirfield Village, the course where he has won eight times. Woods ends his front nine of the third round with back-to-back double bogeys and finishes with a quadruple-bogey 8.

2015 — UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus, 3-1 for 5th title and second treble (Spanish La Liga & Cup champions).

2018 — LeBron James passes Michael Jordan’s record of 109 for the most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in a 110-102 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

2023 — In a stunning development, the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf League agree to unify to create its own for-profit entity to be run by the PGA Tour and funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.


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