Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Paul Skenes was picked for the All-Star Game on Sunday just eight weeks after his debut, and the major league-leading Philadelphia Phillies had a big league-high seven selections.

Skenes, who turned 22 in May, was selected by the Pirates as the top pick in last year’s amateur draft, two days before the All-Star Game in Seattle. He made his first big league start on May 11 and is 5-0 with a 2.12 ERA in 10 starts and 78 strikeouts in 59 1/3 innings. He has thrown 74 pitches of 100 mph or more.

Chicago Cubs pitcher Shoto Imanaga joined Skenes and San Diego outfielder Jackson Merrill as the only rookie All-Stars for the July 16 game at Arlington, Texas.

Philadelphia pitchers Zack Wheeler, Ranger Suárez, Jeff Hoffman and Matt Strahm were picked to join three starting Phillies position players: first baseman Bryce Harper, shortstop Trea Turner and third baseman Alec Bohm.

Philadelphia has seven All-Stars for the first time, though Harper’s availability depends on when he returns from a hamstring strain that has sidelined him since June 27. Wheeler is lined up to pitch for the Phillies next weekend and the team told Major League Baseball he won’t be available for the All-Star Game.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have six All-Stars after pitcher Tyler Glasnow, catcher Will Smith, first baseman Freddie Freeman, outfielder Teoscar Hernández and injured shortstop Mookie Betts joined starting DH Shohei Ohtani on the NL roster.

Cleveland topped the AL with five after first baseman Josh Naylor, closer Emmanuel Clase and designated hitter David Fry joined a pair of starters: third baseman José Ramírez and outfielder Steven Kwan.

Atlanta pitcher Chris Sale earned his eighth All-Star selection, the first for the 36-year-old left-hander since seven straight from 2012-18. The gap is the longest for an All-Star since Albert Pujols earned his 11th trip for his final season in 2022, his first since 2015.

“It is definitely satisfying. I appreciate it for sure,” said Sale, acquired by Braves from Boston in December. “They took a chance and I’m happy to be able to do this for them.”

Texas closer Kirby Yates at 37 is the oldest All-Star and will be joined by second baseman Marcus Semien of the host World Series champion Rangers.

Kansas City catcher Salvador Perez was picked for the ninth time, matching Houston second baseman Jose Altuve for the most among the 67 players on this year’s rosters.

Merrill at 21 is the youngest All-Star and among 32 first-time picks.

Skenes is scheduled to have one more start for Pittsburgh, and his 11 games put him on track to have the fewest for player in an All-Star Game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Detroit’s Mark Fidrych in 1976, the Dodgers’ Hideo Nomo in 1995 and Florida’s Dontrelle Willis in 2003 each had 13. (While Boston’s Don Schwall had 11 at the time of the first All-Star Game in 1961, he did not appear, and he had 15 when he pitched three innings three weeks later in that year’s second All-Star Game.)

San Diego outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr., elected by fans to start, will miss the game because of a stress reaction in his right thigh bone. Betts, voted in by players for his eighth straight All-Star appearance, has been out since breaking his left hand on June 16.

Cincinnati’s 22-year-old speedster, Elly De La Cruz, got Betts’ spot after finishing second to him on the player ballot. Skenes and San Francisco outfielder Heliot Ramos were picked by MLB to replace Wheeler and Tatis.

Starting pitchers Corbin Burnes of Baltimore, Garrett Crochet of the Chicago White Sox, Tanner Houck of Boston, Seth Lugo of Kansas City and Tarik Skubal of Detroit were voted to the AL staff by players, managers and coaches along with Clase, Yates and Mason Miller of Oakland.

AL reserves picked by players included Fry, Naylor, Perez, Semien, shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. of Kansas City, third baseman Rafael Devers of Boston and outfielders Jarren Duran of Boston, Riley Greene of Detroit and Kyle Tucker of Houston.

MLB used four of its AL picks on players whose teams weren’t already represented: pitchers Tyler Anderson of the Los Angeles Angels and Logan Gilbert of Seattle, shortstop Carlos Correa of Minnesota and third baseman Isaac Paredes of Tampa Bay. Pitchers Clay Holmes of the New York Yankees and Cole Ragans of Kansas City also were selected.

Glasnow, Sale, Ranger Suárez and Wheeler were voted to the NL staff along with fellow starter Reynaldo López of Atlanta, while Hoffman, Strahm and Robert Suarez of San Diego won bullpen balloting.

NL reserves voted by players were Betts, Freeman, Hernández, Merrill, Smith, second baseman Luis Arraez of San Diego, third baseman Ryan McMahon of Colorado, outfielder Bryan Reynolds of Pittsburgh and designated hitter Marcell Ozuna of Atlanta.

All six of MLB’s NL selections were for players on teams still without All-Stars: pitchers Ryan Helsley of St. Louis, Imanaga, Tanner Scott of Miami and Logan Webb of San Francisco, along with shortstop CJ Abrams of Washington and first baseman Pete Alonso of the New York Mets, also an MLB pick last year.

Notable players left off include Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle, second baseman Jordan Westburg, who finished second in the final round of fan balloting, and outfielder Anthony Santander, fourth in fan voting.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto and DH Kyle Schwarber, both of Philadelphia, and San Diego third baseman Manny Machado were omitted despite finishing second in the last stage of the fan balloting. Schwarber has a strained groin.

Tuesday, July 16

At Globe Life Field

Arlington, Texas

American League


Catcher — Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles

First Baseman — Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays

Second Baseman — Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

Shortstop — Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles

Third Baseman — José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians

Designated Hitter — Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros

Outfield — Aaron Judge, New York Yankees; Juan Soto, New York Yankees; Steven Kwan, Cleveland Guardians

Pitchers — Garrett Crochet, Chicago White Sox, Tarik Skubal, Detroit Tigers, Tanner Houck, Boston Red Sox, Seth Lugo, Kansas City Royals, Cole Ragans, Kansas City Royals, Logan Gilbert, Seattle Mariners, Corbin Burnes, Baltimore Orioles, Tyler Anderson, Los Angeles Angels, Mason Miller, Oakland Athletics, Kirby Yates, Texas Rangers, Clay Holmes, New York Yankees, Emmanuel Clase, Cleveland Guardians’

Reserves — C Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals, SS Carlos Correa, Minnesota Twins, 3B Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox, 2B Marcus Semien, Texas Rangers, OF Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros, 1B Josh Naylor, Cleveland Guardians, 3B Isaac Parades, Tampa Bay Rays, SS Bobby Witt Jr., Kansas City Royals, OF Jarren Duran, Boston Red Sox, OF Riley Greene, Detroit Tigers, DH David Fry, Cleveland Guardians

National League


Catcher — William Contreras, Milwaukee Brewers

First Baseman — Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

Second Baseman — Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks

Shortstop — Trea Turner, Philadelphia Phillies

Third Baseman — Alec Bohm, Philadelphia Phillies

Designated Hitter — Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Dodgers

Outfield — Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers; Jurickson Profar, San Diego Padres; Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres

Pitchers — Ranger Suárez, Philadelphia Phillies, Tyler Glasnow, Los Angeles Dodgers, Shota Imanaga, Chicago Cubs, Reynaldo López, Atlanta Braves, Logan Webb, San Francisco Giants, Paul Skenes, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chris Sale, Atlanta Braves, Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies, Ryan Helsley, St. Louis Cardinals, Tanner Scott, Miami Marlins, Robert Suarez, San Diego Padres, Matt Strahm, Philadelphia Phillies, Jeff Hoffman, Philadelphia Phillies

Reserves — C Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers, SS Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers, 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers, OF Teoscar Hernández, Los Angeles Dodgers, SS Elly De La Cruz, Cincinnati Reds, SS CJ Abrams, Washington Nationals, 3B Ryan McMahon, Colorado Rockies, OF Jackson Merrill, San Diego Padres, OF Heliot Ramos, San Francisco Giants, OF Bryan Reynolds, Pittsburgh Pirates, DH Marcell Ozuna, Atlanta Braves, 1B Luis Arraez, San Diego Padres, 1B Pete Alonso, New York Mets


Down to their last strike, the host Miami Marlins picked up a 7-4 walk-off win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon when Jake Burger slugged a three-run homer against his former team.

With two outs in the ninth, and the Marlins trailing 4-3, Miami first baseman Josh Bell — mired in an 0-for-23 slump — drove an RBI double just over the glove of leaping left fielder Tommy Pham. After an intentional walk to Jesus Sanchez, Burger connected on a 99-mph fastball from closer Michael Kopech (2-8), who blew the save.

JT Chargois (1-0) came away with the victory after tossing a scoreless inning of relief.

The White Sox had built a 4-1 lead thanks in part to two runs in the sixth. Danny Mendick started the rally with a single, and he scored on Korey Lee’s triple into the right field corner. Andrew Vaughn added a sacrifice fly to left.

Twins 3, Astros 2

Christian Vazquez’s walk-off home run off Josh Hader to open the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Minnesota over Houston in Minneapolis.

Vazquez finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Minnesota, which took the rubber match of the three-game series and has won six of its past eight games. Byron Buxton and Brooks Lee each tallied two hits and a run.

Cesar Salazar and Jose Altuve had one RBI apiece for Houston, which was held to five hits. Joey Loperfido hit a pinch-hit double for the Astros’ only extra-base hit.

Blue Jays 5, Mariners 4 (10 innings)

Daulton Varsho’s two-out single in the top of the 10th inning brought home the go-ahead run as Toronto rallied past host Seattle.

George Springer hit a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh for the Blue Jays, who won their second game in a row by the same score.

Victor Robles and Mitch Garver homered for the American League West-leading Mariners, who have lost their past six series by 2-1 margins as their division lead has been cut from 10 games to two.

Braves 6, Phillies 0

Atlanta hit four home runs, three coming in the second inning, and Reynaldo Lopez pitched six scoreless innings to overpower visiting Philadelphia in the rubber match of a three-game series.

The Braves won the final two games of the series, improved to 4-2 against the Phillies this year and cut Philadelphia’s National League East lead to eight games. Adam Duvall, Jarred Kelenic and Matt Olson went yard during the second, and Eli White tacked on a homer in the sixth.

The beneficiary of the run support was Lopez (7-2), who allowed two hits, walked three and struck out six. Lopez won his fifth straight decision and lowered his ERA to a major-league-best 1.71. Philadelphia’s Nick Castellanos went 0-for-3 and saw his hitting streak end at eight games.

Cardinals 8, Nationals 3

Willson Contreras hit a two-run home run and drove in three runs as visiting St. Louis beat Washington.

Nolan Arenado and Nolan Gorman each had two hits and drove in two runs for the Cardinals, who notched 13 hits and have won five of their past seven. St. Louis starter Kyle Gibson (7-3) went five innings, allowing three runs on nine hits.

Washington’s Jesse Winker had two doubles and CJ Abrams and Lane Thomas had two hits apiece. The Nationals collected 11 hits but were short-circuited by three double plays.

Mets 3, Pirates 2

Francisco Lindor had three hits, including a go-ahead two-run single in the ninth inning, and visiting New York beat Pittsburgh.

Mets closer Edwin Diaz (3-1) gave up the lead in the eighth inning before recording the final four outs.

Ke’Bryan Hayes had two singles for Pittsburgh, which has scored a total of four runs in two consecutive losses after winning 14-2 in Friday’s opener of the four-game series.

Guardians 5, Giants 4

Pinch hitter Bo Naylor hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the sixth inning to propel Cleveland to a home victory over San Francisco.

Josh Naylor and Daniel Schneemann each had an RBI for the Guardians. Cade Smith (4-1), Tim Herrin and Hunter Gaddis each pitched a perfect inning in relief of starter Carlos Carrasco, while Emmanuel Clase notched his 27th save as Cleveland won its second straight.

Michael Conforto clubbed a two-run homer for the Giants, who led 3-0 before faltering to finish their six-game road trip 3-3.

Tigers 5, Reds 1

Starting pitcher Tarik Skubal recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts across seven stellar innings to help visiting Detroit complete a three-game series sweep against Cincinnati.

Skubal (10-3) allowed one run on three hits while issuing no walks. Gio Urshela went 3-for-4 and Zach McKinstry was 2-for-4 with three RBIs for the Tigers.

Jonathan India and Elly De La Cruz each went 0-for-4 for the Reds.

Cubs 5, Angels 0

Hayden Wesneski pitched 6 1/3 innings of one-hit ball and Michael Busch hit a two-run home run to help host Chicago beat Los Angeles.

After getting shut out by the Angels on Saturday, the Cubs returned the favor in the final meeting of a three-game set. Chicago won the series 2-1. The victory on Sunday also gave the Cubs their fifth series win since May 1.

Brandon Drury, Taylor Ward and Kevin Pillar recorded the Angels’ only hits of the game. Drury hit a hard grounder for a single in the first inning. Ward and Pillar each had infield singles in the ninth.

Rangers 13, Rays 2

Corey Seager, Jonah Heim and Robbie Grossman each homered as Texas tied its season high with 19 hits to sweep Tampa Bay in a three-game series in Arlington, Texas.

Heim and Wyatt Langford each had four hits, while Leody Taveras added three. Travis Jankowski went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Rangers, who batted around in a six-run fourth inning and a three-run fifth. Nathan Eovaldi (6-3) allowed two runs over seven innings to earn the win.

Losing pitcher Zack Littell (3-6) allowed seven runs on nine hits in four innings. Jose Caballero hit a two-run homer for the Rays, who lost for the fourth time in five games.

Royals 10, Rockies 1

Brady Singer pitched seven dominant innings to lead Kansas City to a rout of Colorado in Denver.

Singer (5-5) allowed one run on six hits while striking out seven and walking a pair, earning his first victory since May 19. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the Royals.

Bobby Witt Jr. finished 3-for-5, including a three-run home run, and Kansas City teammate Maikel Garcia tallied a pair of hits and a three-run homer of his own. Jake Cave was 2-for-3 for the Rockies, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.

Orioles 6, Athletics 3

Anthony Santander and Heston Kjerstad hit first-inning home runs, Grayson Rodriguez won his 11th game and visiting Baltimore held on for a victory over Oakland to complete a winning road trip.

Rodriguez (11-3) moved into a tie for the major league lead in wins. He limited the A’s to three runs and six hits in six-plus innings. The Orioles finished 4-2 on their six-game road trip.

Rodriguez took a shutout into the sixth before serving up an RBI double to Tyler Soderstrom and a sacrifice fly to Shea Langeliers. A’s starter Mitch Spence (5-5) allowed five runs (four earned) and seven hits in six-plus innings.

Brewers 9, Dodgers 2

Christian Yelich and Blake Perkins each had three hits, a home run and three RBIs to help visiting Milwaukee avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of Los Angeles.

Eric Haase also homered in addition to scoring twice for the Brewers. Dallas Keuchel threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings in his third outing since he was acquired from Seattle. The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner allowed three hits, walked five and did not record a strikeout.

Chris Taylor hit a two-run blast and Miguel Rojas had two doubles to lead Los Angeles. Dodgers starter Justin Wrobleski (0-1) made his major league debut in a spot start. The left-hander allowed four runs and five hits in five innings, striking out four and walking two.

Diamondbacks 9, Padres 1

Eugenio Suarez snapped a tie with a two-run homer and Ryne Nelson fired 6 2/3 solid innings as visiting Arizona beat San Diego.

Suarez drilled his seventh homer of the season with two outs in the top of the seventh. He lined a Dylan Cease fastball an estimated 350 feet to left.

Cease (7-8) matched Nelson pitch for pitch for most of his seven innings, permitting five hits and three runs while issuing just one walk and striking out eight. But it wasn’t enough to keep Cease from falling to 2-6 in his past eight decisions.


The Cincinnati Reds placed outfielder Nick Martini on the 10-day injured list on Sunday because of a left thumb injury.

Martini jammed his thumb during a head-first slide while trying to steal second base in the second inning of the 5-3 home loss to the Detroit Tigers. Martini did not come out of the game.

Martini, 34, collected three hits in eight at-bats over his last three games to raise his average to .212 this season. He has five home runs and 24 RBIs in 52 games.

In parts of five seasons with the Oakland Athletics (2018-19), San Diego Padres (2019), Chicago Cubs (2021) and Reds (2023-present), Martini is batting .252 with seven homers and 70 RBIs in 193 games.

In a corresponding move Sunday, the Reds recalled shortstop Livan Soto from Triple-A Louisville. Soto, 24, has played in one game for Cincinnati and went 0-for-3. He’s hitting .269 (63-for-234) with 12 doubles, two homers and 28 RBIs across three Triple-A teams affiliated with the Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles and Reds.


The Los Angeles Dodgers promoted left-handed pitching prospect Justin Wrobleski on Sunday, shortly on the heels of trading righty Matt Gage to the New York Mets.

Wrobleski, a fast-rising prospect in the Dodgers organization, is slated to make his major league debut Sunday in a start against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gage, 31, was traded to the Mets for cash considerations. Over 16 career major league appearances, he has amassed a 1.83 ERA with 20 strikeouts against nine walks. All of his appearances have come for the Toronto Blue Jays (2022) and Houston Astros (2023).

Wrobleski, 23, was considered the top left-handed pitching prospect in the organization by multiple outlets, having been promoted to Double-A Tulsa earlier this spring. He went 5-2 at Tulsa with a 3.06 ERA with 62 strikeouts and 13 walks in 13 starts.

The Dodgers optioned right-hander Gus Varland to make room for the young pitcher. Varland, 27, is 1-1 in his career in 23 appearances with a 5.81 ERA.


The Chicago Cubs placed right-handed pitcher Colten Brewer on the 60-day injured list Sunday due to a broken left hand. The injury occurred Saturday, reportedly when he punched the dugout wall in frustration.

Brewer entered the game in relief of starter Kyle Hendricks in the third inning with the Cubs down 2-0 to the Los Angeles Angels. He got just two outs before being lifted and was charged with three runs (one earned) on two hits, two walks and a hit batter.

The Angels went on to win 7-0.

The six-year veteran, in his first season with the Cubs, has made 16 relief appearances. The 31-year-old has no decisions to go with a 5.66 ERA, a save and a blown save, nine walks and 22 strikeouts.

In a corresponding move, the Cubs called up right-hander Hunter Bigge from the Iowa Cubs. In 11 games, Bigge, 26, is 1-0 with a 0.77 ERA and six saves.

The Cubs selected Bigge with a 12th-round pick in 2019 from Harvard. He has yet to make his major league debut.


The Pittsburgh Pirates placed left-handed starter Bailey Falter on the 15-day injury on Sunday because of left triceps tendinitis.

In a corresponding move, the Pirates selected the contract of right-hander Brent Honeywell Jr. from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Falter, 27, lasted only until the third inning of a 5-2 loss to the visiting New York Mets on Saturday, when he walked the third batter, J.D. Martinez, on four pitches and then threw a ball to Pete Alonso before coming out of the game.

The Pirates termed his condition as left posterior arm discomfort before the more specific diagnosis.

“I just obviously wanted to try to stay in the game for as much as possible, just to give the bullpen a little break,” Falter said after the game. “But I noticed a little discomfort in the warmup pitches in the third. Didn’t really throw too many strikes. It kind of flared up after that, and I kind of just lost feel for (the strike zone).”

Falter took the loss to fall to 4-7 this season with a 4.08 ERA, 28 walks and 61 strikeouts in 90 1/3 innings over 17 starts.

In parts of four seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies (2021-23) and Pirates (2023-present), Falter is 14-21 with a 4.55 ERA, 71 walks and 229 strikeouts in 288 2/3 innings over 77 games (48 starts).

Honeywell, 29, signed as a free agent with Pittsburgh in February and had not appeared in a major league game this season. He was 1-3 with seven saves, a 4.85 ERA, 17 walks and 33 strikeouts in 39 innings over 31 appearances with Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh designated left-hander Justin Bruihl for assignment to make room for Honeywell on the 40-man roster. Bruihl, 27, is 0-0 with a 9.53 ERA in 5 2/3 innings over seven appearances this season.

The Pirates also activated catcher Henry Davis (concussion) from the seven-day injured list following the end of his rehab assignment and optioned him to Indianapolis. The No. 1 overall draft pick in 2021, Davis, 24, is batting .153 in 29 games with Pittsburgh this season.



LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kevin Durant is dealing with calf soreness that has kept him from being a full participant in USA Basketball’s training camp for the Paris Olympics, though he has assured team officials that he does not expect the issue to be a major one.

“Day-to-day,” U.S. coach Steve Kerr said. “We’re just going to show an abundance of caution.”

Durant is the second forward who hasn’t been able to be a full participant in the U.S. camp that had its second day of on-floor workouts Sunday; Boston forward Jayson Tatum was excused from the first two days of camp workouts for personal reasons and is expected to be on the floor with his U.S. teammates for the first time on Monday.

It’s not known when Durant will be cleared to play or if he’s in Kerr’s thinking for the Americans’ first exhibition game of the pre-Olympic season against Canada on Wednesday. The U.S. has five exhibition games before getting to Paris and opening Olympic play against Serbia on July 28.

“I think he tweaked it a few days before he got here,” Kerr said. “It’s not bad. He’s assuring me that it’s not bad. We’re just going to be really careful and smart and take it day by day and go from there.”

Durant could become the first four-time gold medalist in men’s Olympic basketball history this summer, after helping the Americans win titles at London in 2012, Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and the rescheduled Tokyo Games that took place three summers ago. He’s scored 435 points in Olympic play, 99 more than fellow three-time gold medalist Carmelo Anthony for the most in U.S. men’s history.


Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Bronny James will miss the team’s California Classic summer league game Sunday against the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco due to swelling in his left knee.

James, the son of Lakers star LeBron James, made his professional debut in the Lakers’ 108-94 summer league loss Saturday against the Sacramento Kings. He finished with four points on 2-of-9 shooting from the floor in 22 minutes. He added two assists, two rebounds and a steal.

“Every first game that I step into the next level, it’s always some butterflies in my stomach,” the 19-year-old told reporters, per ESPN. “But as soon as the ball tips and we go a couple times down, it all goes away and I’m just playing basketball. So it’s always going to be there, but I’ll get through it.”

Bronny James, who was selected in the second round with the No. 55 overall pick in the NBA Draft last month, is expected to play in the Lakers’ California Classic finale against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, according to Spectrum SportsNet. He played one season — 25 games (six starts) — of college ball at Southern California after suffering cardiac arrest during a summer workout last July.

James averaged 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds and shot 36.6 percent from the field for the Trojans.



A’ja Wilson had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces pulled away to a 104-85 victory against the Dallas Wings on Sunday afternoon.

Along the way Wilson surpassed Sophia Young-Malcolm’s 4,300 career points to become the franchise’s all-time leader. Kelsey Plum added 23 points, Jackie Young had 18 points and six rebounds, and Chelsea Gray scored 12 for the Aces (13-7), who took control by outscoring the Wings 26-17 in the third quarter and won for the seventh time in eight games.

Odyssey Sims scored 25 points, Natasha Howard had 14 points and eight rebounds and Arike Ogunbowale had 13 points and six rebounds for the Wings (5-17), who lost for the 15th time in 17 games.

Wilson scored the first five points of the third quarter to start a 9-0 run that gave the Aces a 60-48 lead.

Sims’ field goal produced the Wings’ first points 2 1/2 minutes into the period before Young made consecutive baskets to push the lead to 14 points.

Las Vegas led by as many as 16 points before holding a 77-65 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Sims made two baskets to help Dallas creep within 79-71 early in the fourth quarter. Wilson responded with a 3-pointer and Tiffany Hayes added two free throws to give the Aces a 13-point lead, and the Aces maintained control the rest of the way.

The lead changed hands seven times during a high-scoring first quarter. Ogunbowale led all scorers with nine points, and her second 3-pointer completed the Wings’ scoring and helped them hold a 27-25 lead at the end of the period.

The second quarter featured six ties and five lead changes before Las Vegas made a push. Plum made consecutive baskets during an 8-0 run that gave the Aces a 46-40 lead.

Howard’s jumper ended the run and Jacy Sheldon’s field goal pulled Dallas even at 48. Plum’s three-point play gave Las Vegas a 51-48 halftime lead.


DeWanna Bonner scored a game-high 23 points on 7-for-9 3-point shooting, leading the Connecticut Sun to an 80-67 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Sunday in Uncasville, Conn.

Tiffany Mitchell added 13 points off the bench for the Sun (17-4), which won their third consecutive game and tied the New York Liberty for the league’s best record. Brionna Jones chipped in 11 points, while Alyssa Thomas tallied seven points, seven rebounds and a game-high nine assists.

Allisha Gray led the Dream (7-13) with 19 points, followed by Tina Charles’ 13. Nia Coffey scored 11 for Atlanta, which fell for a fourth straight game. Laeticia Amihere pulled down a team-high eight rebounds off the bench.

Trailing by 11 points early in the third, Atlanta cut its deficit to 37-30 after a pair of free throws from Gray and Charles’ layup at the 8:24 mark of the third quarter.

After Connecticut extended its lead back to 12 on two free throws from DiJonai Carrington, Charles knocked down a triple, cutting the Dream’s deficit to 48-39 with 5:05 remaining in the third.

The Sun pulled ahead 57-45 before using an 8-0 run, including Bonner’s two triples, to take a 65-45 lead and force an Atlanta timeout with 58.1 seconds left in the quarter.

With seven minutes remaining in the fourth, Bonner knocked down her seventh 3-pointer of the game, giving the Sun a 72-52 advantage — their largest lead of the game.

Laten the first quarter, the Sun led 14-11 before Bonner and Nia Coffey traded 3-pointers. Bonner then connected on another triple, but Gray’s layup cut Atlanta’s deficit to 20-16 after one.

Neither team scored again until Brionna Jones’ layup at the 6:24 mark of the second quarter.

Leading by four with 4:54 left, the Sun went on an 8-0 scoring run, capped with Bonner’s 3-pointer to put Connecticut ahead 32-20.

Brionna Jones and Haley Jones traded mid-range jumpers on the last possessions of the first half, and the Sun led 34-24 at the break. The Dream managed just eight points in the second quarter. Bonner led the way with 11 first-half points for the Sun, while Gray and Coffey each scored nine for Atlanta.


Natasha Cloud scored 31 points, including four in the last minute, to help the injury-riddled Phoenix Mercury pull away from the Los Angeles Sparks in an 84-78 road victory on Sunday.

Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi (lower left leg) did not make the trip to Los Angeles, while Rebecca Allen warmed up with the Mercury but did not play because of a lower back injury.

Cloud made a jumper with 1:54 left to pull Phoenix within 76-75. After a Sparks shot-clock violation, Mikiah Herbert Harrigan made a 3-pointer to slide the Mercury ahead 78-76 with 1:10 remaining.

Harrigan, in her third year in the WNBA, made her first career start, replacing Allen in the lineup.

Los Angeles rookie Rickea Jackson scored a season-high 22 points and tied the game at 78 with 41.1 seconds left following an offensive rebound.

Cloud answered by driving to the basket to put Phoenix ahead 80-78 with 35.1 seconds remaining.

Following a missed 3-pointer by Aari McDonald, Cloud was fouled with 23 seconds left. She made both free throws to help seal the victory.

Cloud also finished with nine rebounds and five assists as the Mercury (11-10) won consecutive games on the road for the first time this season.

The Sparks (5-16), meanwhile, could not build on their home win over the two-time defending champion Las Vegas Aces on Friday night. They have lost nine of their last 10 games.

Kahleah Copper was the only other Phoenix player to score in double figures with 25 points. She also contributed 10 rebounds and five assists.

Dearica Hamby had 25 points and nine rebounds for Los Angeles, outplaying Brittney Griner at the post. Griner finished with nine points and seven rebounds.

The Mercury did not score in the fourth quarter until Cloud made a jump shot to put Phoenix ahead 67-65 with 6:40 left. Azura Stevens then made a jumper to tie the game.

After a Mercury turnover, Hamby drilled a 3-pointer with 5:39 remaining to put the Sparks ahead 70-67 — their first lead since a 9-8 advantage with 6:18 remaining in the first quarter.


A third-quarter rally saw Seattle wipe away an eight-point halftime deficit before holding off a late Chicago surge as the Storm beat the visiting Sky 84-71 on Sunday.

Nneka Ogwumike led Seattle (14-7) with 24 points and 13 rebounds and had nine points in the third-quarter rally. Jewell Loyd scored a dozen points in the third and finished with 20. Skylar Diggins-Smith chipped in 15 points and eight assists. Ezi Magbegor added a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Sky rookie Angel Reese bundled 17 points with 14 rebounds to set a WNBA record with her 13th straight double-double. Reese had tied Candace Parker for the mark in Friday’s 88-84 win over the Storm.

Chennedy Carter paced Chicago (8-12) with 21 points, albeit on 7-for-22 shooting. Marina Mabrey chipped in 14 points and six assists, while reserve Isabelle Harrison tallied 11 points.

The Sky held a 39-31 halftime lead after holding Seattle to just 29.4 percent shooting. But while Chicago used a 30-point third quarter to sink the Storm on Friday, this time Seattle turned the tables with a 29-14 edge in the third to take control.

The Storm’s 24-5 run over the first 7 1/2 minutes of the second half proved decisive. Loyd and Ogwumike accounted for 18 of those points as Seattle shot 11-for-17 (64.7 percent) for the quarter.

The hosts stretched the lead to 14 points on a Diggins-Smith jumper with 7:13 to play before the Sky crept back. Chicago pulled within 72-69 on a pair of Carter free throws with 2:49 left before the Storm scored the next 12 points to seal the win.

Seattle won the teams’ season series 2-1.



The Clemson Tigers secured their first commitment for the 2026 class when four-star quarterback Tait Reynolds committed Sunday.

The No. 2 player in Arizona and No. 16 quarterback overall per On3 rankings is a dual-sport athlete, having previously committed to play baseball at Arizona State after prepping just down the road at Queen Creek, a suburb of Phoenix.

He chose Clemson over offers from Florida State, Miami, Oklahoma, Texas A&M and others.

At 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds, Reynolds said he hopes to play both sports at the next level, even though football has become the primary focus.


Ohio State’s top-ranked 2025 recruiting class continues to grow.

Blue-chip prospect Riley Pettijohn from McKinney, Texas, committed Saturday to the Buckeyes. According to the 247Sports composite, he’s a five-star recruit, the No. 4 overall linebacker and No. 31 player in the class.

Former NFL linebacker James Laurinaitis, the position coach at his alma mater, was key to the recruitment, Pettijohn said on the 247Sports YouTube channel.

“My relationship with coach Laurinaitis is top tier,” Pettijohn said. “With coach Laurinaitis, being an alumni from Ohio State and a Butkus winner, it’s just cool him being a position coach. He knows a lot about the game. So that’s cool he can develop players good.”

Pettijohn took recent official visits to Columbus, as well as Southern California, Texas and Texas A&M. He said he was happy to have his decision made.

“It means a lot to me and my family to know where I’m going.”

Per 247Sports, Ohio State is ahead of Alabama, Notre Dame, Georgia and Oregon in the recruiting standings.



LONDON (AP) — There Carlos Alcaraz was, down on his backside at a baseline below the Royal Box, briefly taking a seat in the grass after doing the splits when he slipped while running to hit a forehand during his fourth-round match Sunday.

So now what? Give up on the point and get ready for the next? Ha. Not this kid. Alcaraz popped to his feet, sprinted to his left to get to a backhand wide of the doubles alley, then raced forward to reach a short shot and, eventually, watched his opponent send a volley long.

That allowed Alcaraz to claim the second set of what would become a 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 victory against No. 16 seed Ugo Humbert at Centre Court. The defending champion at the All England Club celebrated the moment by raising his right index finger in a “No. 1” gesture and shouting “Vamos!” as thousands of spectators rose to salute him.

The 21-year-old Spaniard is making a habit of turning the impossible into the possible, figuring out ways to win points many other players would concede and, in the bigger picture, breaking new ground time after time. He’s been the first teenager to reach No. 1 in the ATP rankings, and last month’s French Open championship made him the youngest man to win Grand Slam titles on three surfaces: hard, grass and clay courts.

Asked during his on-court interview how he’d describe the remarkable sequence against Humbert, Alcaraz offered a huge smile and responded: “Unbelievable, I guess. I just try to fight every point, every ball. It doesn’t matter what part of the court.”

Unbelievable, maybe, but certainly not unprecedented. For him, at least. Later, at his news conference, he recalled having made that same sort of recovery from a fall during his thrill-a-minute marathon against rival Jannik Sinner at the 2022 U.S. Open, a tournament Alcaraz went on to win.

“I think,” Alcaraz said, “that I can reach every ball.”

There is a possible rematch against the No. 1-ranked Sinner looming in the semifinals. Each just needs to win once more to get there. In Tuesday’s quarterfinals, Alcaraz will face No. 12 Tommy Paul, and Sinner goes up against 2021 U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev.

Sinner was bounced in last year’s Wimbledon semifinals by Novak Djokovic, who then lost to Alcaraz in a five-set final.

Sinner earned his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in January, and he advanced Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (9) win against No. 14 Ben Shelton, breaking the big-serving left-hander four times — the same total number of breaks others had managed against the 21-year-old American through 15 sets entering the day.

Like Alcaraz, Sinner is capable of some improvised racket wizardry, as he displayed in the third set, bringing his racket around his back at the baseline and flicking a between-the-legs shot that he followed up with a passing winner.

“I’m not kind of player to have a lot of trick shots. But in this case, it was still the easiest shot. I didn’t have space to go right and left,” Sinner said, calling it a “lucky shot.”

Paul reached his first quarterfinal at Wimbledon by using a 41-14 edge in winners to extend his unbeaten run to nine matches, all on grass, with a 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2 victory over Roberto Bautista Agut. Medvedev moved on when Grigor Dimitrov stopped playing because of a leg injury in the first set.

There was another midmatch retirement in a women’s fourth-round match: 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys hurt her leg, took a medical timeout and then briefly tried to continue. But she was wiping away tears as she walked to the net when she decided she needed to quit at 5-all in the third set against Jasmine Paolini, who was a finalist at this year’s French Open.

“I’m so sorry for her. To end the match like this, it’s bad. What can I say?” Paolini said. “I’m feeling a little bit happy, but also sad for her. It’s not easy to win like that.”

Paolini next meets No. 19 Emma Navarro, who defeated reigning U.S. Open champion Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-3 in the day’s last match. The second-seeded Gauff’s exit comes the day after No. 1 Iga Swiatek lost and leaves just two of the top 10 seeded women in the bracket: No. 4 Elena Rybakina, the 2022 champion, and No. 7 Paolini.

The other women’s quarterfinal established Sunday is Lulu Sun against Donna Vekic. Sun eliminated 2021 U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 to become the first woman to get through qualifying and reach the Wimbledon quarterfinals since 2010, and the first woman from New Zealand to get that far at the All England Club in the Open era, which began in 1968.

Vekic dropped to her knees at No. 2 Court after getting past Paula Badosa 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 in a match disrupted by three rain delays to make her first quarterfinal at the grass-court event in 10 appearances.

“I feel,” said Vekic, a 28-year-old from Croatia, “like I’m living my dream.”



Pato O’Ward of Mexico took home the checkered flag at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on Sunday in Lexington, Ohio.

The No. 5 Arrow McLaren driver overcame significant pressure from Spain’s Alex Palou — who led for much of the day and pushed late after surrendering the lead during a rough pit stop — to take home his second win of the 2024 season.

“That was a hard-fought race,” O’Ward said. “Great job by the team.”

He led for 24 laps with an average speed of 116.071 mph, and his best lap time was 1:07.4339.

The two victories tie O’Ward with Palou, the pole winner, and New Zealand’s Scott Dixon for the most wins this season.

O’Ward was previously awarded a win at St. Petersburg after Josef Newgarden was stripped of the win for violating pass regulations. But this was his first real-time victory in two seasons.

“It’s been a while,” O’Ward added. “I know we ‘won’ St. Pete, but this is a proper win. We earned this one.”

Originally starting in second, O’Ward’s final turn looked shaky, with the car wobbling briefly before he retained control to surge across the finish line.

Asked if the last turn wobble was for show or because of how hard they had been pushing, O’Ward made it clear.

“We were pushing,” he said.

Palou, last year’s Mid-Ohio winner, finished roughly a half-second back in second place to earn 44 points, while Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin of New Zealand was a full 16 seconds back in third.

Colton Herta and Marcus Ericsson of Sweden rounded out the top five.

The race had represented an opportunity for Palou to open up an even bigger lead in his quest to earn this season’s championship, but the Chip Ganassi Racing standout couldn’t emerge from his second pit stop in enough time to hold off O’Ward, settling for a second-place finish after leading for 53 laps.

McLaughlin led for three laps and earned 36 points after starting in the sixth position.

Now ranked fourth in the championship standings (258 points), Dixon’s engine gave out on lap 40, ending his day early.


Lewis Hamilton won his ninth British Grand Prix in a thriller on Sunday, challenged by rain and a charging Max Verstappen to win at the Silverstone track.

With his win in front of a record-breaking crowd of 164,000, Hamilton became the first driver with nine wins at a single circuit. He was tied at eight with Michael Schumacher, who had eight victories at the French Grand Prix.

Verstappen has surpassed Hamilton as Formula One’s top driver, but Hamilton used his experience to win in the challenging conditions for Mercedes. And it was vintage Hamilton, a seven-time world champion, who won his first race since the 2021 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.

The 39-year-old Hamilton, racing in front of his home-country crowd, emerged from his car and, draped in the Union Jack flag, exchanged tearful hugs with those he encountered. He said that since 2021, doubt had crept in as to whether he was still good enough to compete at the highest level.

“It’s been since 2021, just every day, getting up, trying to fight, to train, to put my mind to the task and work as hard as I can with this amazing team,” Hamilton said.

The victory is the 104th of Hamilton’s career. He took the lead with 12 laps to go and topped Red Bull’s Verstappen by 1.47 seconds and fellow Brit Lando Norris of McLaren by 7.55.

“We still got up to the podium and, of course, I’m very happy with that,” said Verstappen, of the Netherlands, who said he ran a cautious race amid the weather issues and was able to move into second place thanks to good decisions he made with the car.


Alex Bowman stayed out on wet-weather tires and staved off Tyler Reddick’s last-lap push Sunday to win NASCAR’s time-limited, rain-shortened Grant Park 165 at the second Chicago Street Race in Chicago.

Bowman’s No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet restarted with 4 1/2 minutes left and beat Reddick by 2.863 seconds for his eighth career win and first since March 2022 in Las Vegas.

He broke an 80-race winless streak and became the 12th different winner in the Cup Series this season.

Ty Gibbs, Joey Hand and Michael McDowell rounded out the top five drivers.

Polesitter Kyle Larson was involved in a single-car wreck and finished 39th.

With the race going green despite some light rain, some teams starting outside the top 10 opted for wet-weather tires on the 2.2-mile track that employed sections of Michigan Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

Defending winner Shane van Gisbergen worked his way to the front and passed Gibbs on Lap 13 and was aiming for a Stage 1 win when Corey LaJoie spun by himself.

As a downpour arrived on the 12-turn circuit, the New Zealand native held the lead at the 20-lap mark and recorded his first career stage win. Christopher Bell, Gibbs, Chase Briscoe and Larson followed to round out the top-five finishers.

The race favorite who won the Xfinity Series race Saturday, van Gisbergen had his chances of repeating his Windy City win from a year ago go south as he entered soaked Turn 6.

After Gibbs slipped by leader Zane Smith on the Lap 25 restart, Briscoe’s No. 14 clipped van Gisbergen’s No. 16 Chevrolet in the turn before the Ford smacked the tire barrier.

The slight contact caused van Gisbergen to miss his corner and crash into the wall, knocking him out in 40th.

After a two-hour red-flag condition for hard rain, drivers were called back to their cars with the knowledge that the race would run until 8:20 p.m. local time — about one hour of competition.

Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Gibbs and Bell raced side-by-side on the Lap 31 restart, but Bell, who ran away from the field two weeks ago on wet-weather tires in New Hampshire, muscled his way by Gibbs’ No. 54.

Bell pulled away before Larson locked up his tires and buried one-third of his No. 5 Chevrolet under the tire barrier on Lap 34 in Turn 6.

Hand’s No.60 Ford claimed Stage 2 for his first career segment win.



SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Davis Thompson won his first PGA Tour title Sunday with a a 7-under 64 to set the 72-hole scoring record at the John Deere Classic and leave all the drama to second place.

Staked to a two-shot lead, Thompson made a 45-foot birdie putt on the opening hole and no one got any closer to him the rest of the way. He opened with five birdies in six holes, stretched his lead to six shots and ended up winning by four strokes,

Thompson, a 25-year-old from Georgia, finished at 28-under 256 to break by one the John Deere Classic record set by Michael Kim in 2018.

The victory gets him into the next three majors, starting with the British Open in two weeks at Royal Troon. He also will make his Masters debut next April.

Thompson is the 24th player to get his first PGA Tour win at the John Deere Classic, the most of any tournament dating to 1970.

The final hour was all about who would finish second and earn the other spot to the British Open. That went to C.T. Pan of Taiwan, who birdied the 16th and 17th holes and finished with a two-putt par from 20 feet for a 64.

But a pair of youngsters made him sweat it out.

Florida State sophomore Luke Clanton holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 63 and was the first to get to 24 under. Michael Thorbjornsen, the No. 1 player in the PGA Tour University ranking after finishing at Stanford, hit out of a fairway bunker to 18 feet and made the birdie putt for a 63 to join Clanton.

With a three-way tie for second, the British Open spot went to Pan based on the world ranking.

Clanton, meanwhile, became the first amateur since Billy Joe Patton in 1958 to finish in the top 10 in consecutive PGA Tour-sanctioned tournaments. Patton was low amateur at the Masters and the U.S. Open that year. Clanton tied for 10th at the Rocket Mortgage Classic last week.

Clanton’s last two weeks would have been worth just over $804,000 if he had been pro.

Carson Young also was in the running for second place and would have earned the British Open spot. But on the 18th hole, he went from the right rough over the green, chipped about about 25 feet by the hole and missed the par putt. He shot 63.

As for the winner, that was never in doubt. Along with that 45-foot birdie putt to start, Thompson rolled in a 30-foot birdie putt on No. 5 and had seven birdies through 10 holes.

He finally dropped a shot on the par-4 12th, and Thorbjornsen looked to have a chance to at least make it interesting. The Massachusetts native ran off six straight birdies and was playing the reachable par-4 14th. But his drive went well to the right and he hit a heavy chip to some 35 feet. He three-putted for bogey, missing a 4-foot par putt.

Thompson is in his second year on the PGA Tour and he was a runner-up last week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic. His hope was to keep the momentum going.

Perhaps his choice of lodging played a role, too.

Several players from Georgia have been renting a house near the John Deere Classic for the last few years. J.T. Poston stayed there when he won the Deere two years ago. Sepp Straka stayed in the house last year and won.

Straka brought his wife and young son with him this year and gave up his room to Thompson.

“I think I have to pay for the whole house, which is unfortunate,” Thompson said with a smile. “But I’ll gladly pay it.”

The victory was worth $1,440,000. It also moves Thompson to No. 22 in the FedEx Cup standings, all but assuring he will be in all the signature events next year.

Jordan Spieth, playing the Deere for the first time since he won it in 2015, never got anything going and made three straight bogeys around the turn. He closed with a 70 and tied for 26th, leaving him in 59th in the FedEx Cup with four weeks left in the regular season.




INDIANAPOLIS – Basketball Australia announced today Indiana Fever guard Kristy Wallace has been selected to represent Australia at the Olympic Games Paris 2024. Wallace joins Natalie Achonwa (Canada – 2016), Tully Bevilaqua (Australia – 2008), Tamika Catchings (USA – 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) and Kara Wolters (USA – 2000) as the only Fever players selected to play in the Olympics.

From 2018-22, Wallace played with the Canberra Capitals and Southside Flyers in the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) and the Melbourne Tigers in the Melbourne Basketball Association (MBA). Wallace’s extensive experience representing Australia most recently was in the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup helping the Opals take home bronze.

Wallace made her WNBA debut in 2022 after being drafted by the Atlanta Dream in the 2018 WNBA Draft with the 16th overall pick. She was traded from the Dream to the Fever ahead of the 2023 regular season. In 2024, Wallace has started 15 games and is averaging 5.2 points per game, 2.1 assists per game and 2.1 rebounds per game.

Hailing from Loganholme, Queensland, Wallace played college basketball at Baylor University from 2014-2018. Wallace ended her career ranked third in all-time assists (525), fourth in three-point field goal attempts (413) and fifth in three-point field goals made (158).



DENVER, Colo. –  Tanner Gordon, who pitched for Indiana in 2019, made his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday (July 7) afternoon as the starting pitcher in the series finale against the Kansas City Royals. He threw 6.1 innings with four strikeouts in his first career appearance. 62 of his 78 pitches (79.5%) went for strikes.

He’s the latest in a long line of Hoosiers to feature in the big leagues and the second from IU’s 2019 Big Ten title team (Andrew Saalfrank) to get the call to the Major League ranks. All-time, he’s the 35th athlete to play for IU and make an MLB appearance. Odie Porter (1902) was an IU student but never featured on the baseball team in Bloomington.

During head coach Jeff Mercer’s first year in 2019, Gordon served as the Saturday started and pitched to a 6-6 record with a 3.81 earned run average in 16 starts. He threw 87.1 innings and struck out 90 batters while walking just 19. His most memorable performance in Bloomington was a dominant seven-inning, 12-strikeout performance in a 13-1 win over Iowa at Bart Kaufman Field.

The Hoosiers featured a dominant rotation in 2019 including big leaguers Gordon and Saalfrank and one of the best players in program history, Pauly Milto. All three pitchers were selected in that year’s MLB Draft with Gordon going in the 6th round (187th overall) to the Atlanta Braves. He was dealt to the Rockies at last year’s trade deadline and has pitched in Triple-A (Albuquerque) since.

In the last 10 years, 12 different Hoosiers have made their MLB debut. The last eight players to reach the big leagues have all been pitchers. Tim Herrin (Cleveland) has been superb for the Guardians this year with a 3-0 record and a 1.54 earned run average over 40 games. Kyle Schwarber (Philadelphia) is also on an active MLB roster while Matt Gorski (Pittsburgh) and Scott Effross (New York, AL) play in Triple-A.



SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Following a historic 2023-24 season and entering his third year as the Peterson Family Head Swimming Coach, Chris Lindauer has announced his program will add seven transfers for next season.

Gigi Baldacci — Alamo, Calif. // Breaststroke

A native of the Bay Area, Baldacci is transferring to Notre Dame after four years at Boston College. Her best times in the breaststroke events are 1:01.34 and 2:14.01. Baldacci graduated from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and attended Carondelet High School.

Jack Callan — Owasso, Okla. // Freestyle

For the second year in a row, Notre Dame is adding a graduate transfer from Michigan (Megan Glass). Callan will join the Irish after four years with the Wolverines and is a freestyle specialist. The Oklahoma native finished third in the 500 free at Big Ten Championships this year (4:24.72) and went two best times in the 1000 (9:14.93) and 1650 (15:19.21). He grew up swimming for Trident Aquatics and attended Bishop Kelley High School.

Katie Drumm — Hinsdale, Ill. // Freestyle, Backstroke & Butterfly

Drumm is also a transfer from Boston College and will return home to the Midwest this fall. As a freshman during the 2020-21 season, Drumm recorded the second-fastest 50 free (23.15) and 100 fly (54.76) in program history. She also broke the school record in the 50 fly (24.61).

Greta Kolbeck — Hanover, Germany // Freestyle

Kolbeck had a freshman season to remember at Miami (OH) before decided to make the move to South Bend ahead of her sophomore season. The two-time Miami Athlete of the Week and All-MAC First Team honoree was the MAC champion in the 500 free last year with a time of 4:47.44. She also had 11 dual meet wins across multiple freestyle events. Prior to arriving at Miami, Kolbeck finished fifth in the 200 freestyle at German Nationals and was the state champion of Lower Saxony in the 100 free, 200 free, 400 free and 200 fly.

Yurii Kosian — Odesa, Ukraine // Freestyle & Backstroke

A Kenyon College graduate, Kosian brings sprint talent to South Bend. A 16-time All-American who also earned a pair of Division III national titles in the 400 medley relay in 2023 and 2024, the Ukraine product brings a wealth of experience to the table.

Imogen Meers — Bromley, England // Freestyle & Backstroke

After four impressive years at Rice University, Meers will spend her graduate season at Notre Dame. Meers was the American Athletic Conference champion in the 50 free (22.23), 100 free (48.80) and 100 back (53.33), all of which were best times. A three-time member of the Conference-USA Honor Roll prior to Rice joining the AAC, Meers earned her undergraduate degree in computer science and French.

Lainey Mullins — Hockessin, Del. // Freestyle & Butterfly

Mullins is making the transition to Notre Dame after her freshman season at Virginia. She posted a sub-2:00 200 butterfly on five occasions last season, including a 1:57.59 performance at the Tennessee Invitational. In high school, Mullins was an eight-time All-American, a 12-time state champion and an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200 fly. Mullins was the No. 33 recruit nationally in the 2023 class according to SwimCloud.com.



TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Former Indiana State All-American Erin Reese officially booked her spot on the United States Olympic Team for Paris 2024.

Reese will represent Team USA in the hammer throw, qualifying through the world rankings quota after Sunday’s final rankings were released. She put herself in position to make her first Olympic Team through a third-place finish at the US Olympic Trials.

Following the Olympic Trials, Reese put down a season-best mark at the Jack Brow Memorial Open in Kelowna, British Columbia. Her mark of 72.10m (236-06) gave her a first-place finish at the meet and, ultimately, earned her the necessary world rankings points needed to earn one of the 32 Olympic hammer throw spots.

In her third-place finish at the Olympic Trials, Reese put together her best throw of finals when it mattered most. Her last attempt went 71.21m (233-07) to vault her into the top three and earn bronze. She finished higher than four athletes ranked in the top 25 in the world in the event, including two of the top three ranked hammer throwers in the world.

Reese showed steady improvement throughout the 2024 season, with her best marks all coming in her most recent meets. Her top four results came at the Jack Brow Memorial Open (72.10m/236-06), the Billy Hayes Invitational (71.46m/234-05), the Sycamore Open (71.42m/234-04) and the US Olympic Trials (71.21m/233-07), all meets which took place within the last 70 days.

Reese becomes the third current or former Indiana State student-athlete to earn an Olympic spot for Paris 2024. Former Sycamore All-American thrower Mary Theisen-Lappen will represent Team USA in weightlifting, while current Sycamore swimming and diving student-athlete Chloe Farro will represent Aruba in the 50m freestyle.



EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Southern Indiana announced the hiring of Chris Ramirez as the sixth head baseball coach in the history of the 54 year-old program.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to lead the USI baseball program,” said Ramirez. “The Screaming Eagles have had a rich tradition and history of success, which I look forward to building upon. Our plan is to win championships in the Ohio Valley Conference and compete in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. I can’t wait to get to know our current players and get to work”.

Ramirez has a 351-202-1 record as a head coach in 11 seasons, including three NCAA II Tournament appearances and being named NCBWA National Coach of the Year in 2018. He led Lenoir-Rhyne University to the programs most successful five-seasons in program history with a 152-80 record, reaching the NCAA post-season in 2022.  He also posted a record of 199-122-1 in six years at the University of Illinois Springfield, earning trips the NCAA II Tournament in 2018 and 2019.

“We had incredible interest in this position as many coaches feel the same as we do that USI can win championships and make NCAA regionals when eligible,” said USI Director of Athletics Jon Mark Hall. “USI had interest from head and assistant coaches from Power 4 programs, mid-majors, and programs coming off regional appearances, along with interest from high level D2, D3, NAIA and JUCO programs.

“We landed on Chris because he is a winner and, like USI, earned his success through hard work,” continued Hall. “He has a blue collar, hard-working mentality that will fit right in with our athletic department and the University.”

Ramirez directed the UIS Prairie Stars into the NCAA II Midwest Regional for the first time in program history in 2018 with a 47-9 record and a Great Lakes Valley Conference regular season championship with a 23-1 conference mark.  The Stars and Ramirez followed up with a Midwest Super Regional appearance in 2019 after posting a 41-17 record and a 21-12 GLVC mark.

The UIS program was ranked as high as third and fourth in the nation in both 2018 and 2019, leading the nation in both home runs and slugging percentage.

After moving on to Lenoir-Rhyne, Ramirez built the Bears into a regional contender in 2022 following a 46-13 campaign that included a 17-7 record in the South Atlantic Conference and tournament Championship. The Bears, who had four wins over teams ranked number one in the nation in 2022, finished ranked as high as 11th nationally and finished the year 15th. The 2022 pitching staff set a new NCAA II record for single season strikeouts with 647 on the year. The Bears also reached a program best in 2023 when they were ranked seventh nationally.

Ramirez served as a Division I assistant coach for six seasons at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi before taking the top spots at UIS and Lenior-Rhyne.

As a student athlete, Ramirez was a two-time All-Conference centerfielder and closer at Kirkwood Community College before earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration from High Point University. He played two seasons for High Point and earned Big South All-Academic honor in 2005.

The Iowa native was born and raised in Fort Madison and won a state championship in 2000.

Ramirez and his wife, Lindsay, have three children; Layla, Mia and Stryker.

Ramirez takes over a USI baseball program which was 27-32 overall, 14-13 in Ohio Valley Conference, and placed third in the league’s post-season tournament during its second year of Division I action. USI’s 27 wins last spring were an improvement of 10 victories over its inaugural season with OVC and Division I.


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July 8, 1898 – The Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Red Donahue tossed a no-hit decision against the Boston Beaneaters, 5-0 at the Baker Bowl

July 8, 1912 – New York Giants ace pitcher Rube Marquard lost a decision after winning 21 straight games that he started.

July 8, 1949 – The trend in the MLB of African-American players getting on rosters in the MLB continued. Monte Irvin, Number 20, and Hank Thompson Number 7, became the first black players for New York Giants. Unfortunately their debut was spoiled just a tad in the 4-3 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field but the victory march of baseball’s integration continued so that the best players, no matter what color were playing together.

July 8, 1965 – Joe Morgan, wearing uniform Number 18 became the first Houston player with 6 hits in a game. It was the first season of the franchise being called the Astros after initially  using the moniker of the Colt .45’s. Many people do not remember that Morgan started his brilliant career in Houston for 10 seasons before the success he enjoyed with the Big Red Machine in Cincinnati.

July 8, 1970 – San Francisco Giants Number 16, Jim Ray Hart is 8th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)

July 8, 1974 – New York Yankees shortstop Jim Mason, Number 22 tied a record with 4 doubles in 9 inning game

July 1, 1990 – At the FIFA World Cup Final, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy it was in the 85th minute of play that a penalty kick by Number 3, Andreas Brehme propelled West Germany, 1-0 win over Argentina


Football History Headlines for July 8

July 8, 1933 – The National Football League for the first time divided the League into two different divisions with the plan to have the winner of each division play for the NFL Title per the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Prior to this the League crowned the team with the best record as Champions. This practice turned into controversy in many instances.

July 8, 1933 – Cincinnati Reds franchise was established and played during the 1933 and 1934 seasons before it folded. According to the Ohio History Central website the Reds gridders finished fourth in the Western Division, with a record of three wins, six losses, and one tie in 1933. The next season, the Reds finished sixth in the Western Division, with zero wins, eight losses, and zero ties. During the middle of the season, the National Football League suspended the Reds for failing to pay league dues. The St. Louis Gunners, an independent team in St. Louis, Missouri, played the Reds’ final three games of the set schedule.

July 8, 1933 – Pittsburgh Pirates/Steelers franchise forms as Art Rooney pays $2500 to the League as an entry fee. In 1940 Mr. Rooney changed the name of his team to the Steelers in honor of the hard working Steel workers around Pittsburgh that supported his team.

July 8, 1975 – Gerald Ford announces that he will seek the Republican presidential nomination. Ford played football for the University of Michigan Wolverines where in the 1932 and 1933 seasons he helped his team go undefeated and win the National Championship both years. Ford was a two way player on the team manning the positions of Center and Linebacker.

The Newspapers.com Football History Headline of the Day comes for the July 8, 1991 edition of the Baltimore Sun with their headline of:

Umpire shot trying to halt robbers

The story tells the tale of how former NFL Linebacker Terence Mann along with MLB Umpire Steve Palermo were both shot when they attempted to break up a robbery of a waitresses at Campisi’s Egyptian Restaurant near Dallas, Texas. The two assisted the restaurant owner as they all came to the aid of a waitress who was being robbed of her tips around 1:30AM.

July 8, 1994 – A preliminary trial finds that there is enough evidence to put former NFL player O.J. Simpson on trial for the murder.

July 8, 1995 – The first Canadian Football League game between two U.S. teams takes place as the Las Vegas Posse plays against the Sacramento Gold.

Hall of Fame Birthdays July 8

July 8, 1890 – Turkey City, Pennsylvania – Pete Mauthe the Penn State fullback of the era of 1909 to 1912 arrived into the world. He was a four season letterman on the gridiron for the Nittany Lions according to the FootballFoundation.org website. During the time when Pete graced the sidelines of Penn State the team had a spectacular record of 26-2-4. In 1911, the Nittany Lions went 8-0-1. Mauthe was the team’s punter and placekicker, and he beat Pittsburgh 3-0 with a 35-yard field goal. The following season of 1912 Mauthe was the team captain and his Penn State squad won all eight of its contests. Mauthe scored 119 of the team’s 285 points and even connected on a 51-yard field goal against Pittsburgh. Pete Mauthe was honored with induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1957 after the National Football Foundation tabulated their votes. After college In 1913 he was head coach at Gettysburg College with a 3-6-1 record.

July 8, 1935 – Marion, Louisiana – Texas A&M famed halfback from 1955 to 1957, John David Crow was born. Per the National Football Foundation’s bio on John David, had a very auspicious start in college football. When the Aggies played Southern Methodist in 1955, an A&M sophomore took a punt at his own 40 and promptly lost 30 yards attempting to skirt the perimeter of the SMU defense, that was Crow. A few plays later, Crow lost another five yards on a sweep. The youngster headed to the sideline, fully expecting to feel the wrath of head coach Paul “Bear” Bryant but instead the future Hall of Fame sideline boss merely informed him, “John, our goal is that-away.”  The young player responded to his coaches instruction as he averaged 4.9 yards a carry in his three years at Texas A&M. The Aggies had a 24-5-2 record for his career. In 1957, Crow was unanimous All-America halfback, won the Heisman, was named Player of the Year by the Walter Camp Foundation and Washington Touchdown Club, and Back of the Year by United Press. John David Crow collegiate football records are celebrated in the College Football Hall of Fame after his induction in 1976. Crow stayed the course of the gridiron long after his collegiate playing days. He played in the NFL with both the Cardinals and 49ers serving as captain on both teams. He was an assistant coach under Bryant at Alabama, and with Cleveland and San Diego in the National Football League. He was the head coach at Northeast Louisiana from 1976 through the 1980 season. Later Crow served as Texas A & M as Associate Athletic Director from 1985 to 1988 and Director of Athletics from 1988 to 1993. 

July 8, 1952 – Mantua, Ohio – Jack Lambert Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined LB that played for the Pittsburgh Steelers was born.


July 8

1912 — Rube Marquard’s 19-game winning streak was stopped as the New York Giants lost 7-2 to the Chicago Cubs.

1918 — Boston’s Babe Ruth lost a home run at Fenway Park when prevailing rules reduce his shot over the fence to a triple. Amos Strunk scored on Ruth’s hit for a 1-0 win over Cleveland. Ruth, who played 95 games in the season, finished tied for the American League title with 11 homers.

1935 — The AL extended its All-Star winning streak to three with a 4-1 victory at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. New York Yankee Lefty Gomez went six innings, which prompted the NL to have the rules changed so that no pitcher could throw more than three innings, unless extra innings.

1941 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit a three-run, two-out homer in the ninth to give the AL a dramatic 7-5 victory in the All-Star game at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium. Up to that point Arky Vaughn of the Pittsburgh Pirates was the NL hero with two home runs, the first player to do so in All-Star play. Joe and Dom DiMaggio both played for the AL, marking the first time that brothers appeared in the same All-Star game.

1947 — Frank Shea became the first winning rookie pitcher in the first 14 years of All-Star play as the AL nipped the NL 2-1 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

1952 — The NL edged the AL 3-2 in the first rain-shortened All-Star game. The five-inning contest, at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, featured home runs by Jackie Robinson and Hank Sauer of the Nationals.

1957 — Baseball owners re-elected commissioner Ford Frick to another seven-year term when his contract is up in 1958.

1958 — The 25th anniversary All-Star game, at Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, went to the AL, 4-3 in a game that only produced 13 singles. This was the first All-Star game in which neither team got an extra-base hit.

1970 — Jim Ray Hart of San Francisco hit for the cycle and became the first NL player in 59 years to drive in six runs in one inning as the Giants beat Atlanta, 13-0.

1974 — New York shortstop Jim Mason tied a major-league record when he doubled four times in the Yankees’ 12-5 win over Texas.

1994 — Shortstop John Valentin made the 10th unassisted triple play in baseball history in the sixth inning and then led off the bottom of the inning with a homer to lead Boston to a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.

1997 — Cleveland Indians catcher Sandy Alomar hit a two-run homer to give the American League a 3-1 victory over the National League in the All-Star game. Alomar, the first player to win the All-Star MVP in his own ballpark, broke the tie in the seventh inning off San Francisco’s Shawn Estes.

1982 — Billy Martin records his 1,000 career win as a manger as the A’s beat the Yankees 6-3.

2000 — Dwight Gooden and Roger Clemens teamed up to shut down the Mets, giving the Yankees identical 4-2 victories in the first double-ballpark doubleheader in the majors since 1903. After the opener, many in the sellout crowd of 54,165 at Shea Stadium immediately headed for Game 2, which drew 55,821 at Yankee Stadium.

2008 — Ryan Braun of Milwaukee hit his 56th career home run in his 200th major league game, a 7-3 win over Colorado. Only Mark McGwire and Rudy York (both 59) had hit more in their first 200 games in the majors.

2014 — The Mets record the 4,000th win in franchise history by defeating the Braves 8-3.

2015 — Tampa Bay hits two inside-the park home runs in a 9-7 loss to the Royals. It is the first time the feat has been done since 1997.

2021 — San Diego Padres relief pitcher Daniel Camarena records his first MLB hit, a Grand Slam, in his second at bat against the Washington Nationals’ Max Sherzer.

July 9

1902 — Rube Waddell beat Bill Dinneen 4-2 in 17 innings when light-hitting Monte Cross hit a two-run homer for Philadelphia.

1932 — Ben Chapman of the Yankees hit three homers, including two inside-the-park, as New York beat the Detroit Tigers 14-9 at Yankee Stadium.

1937 — Joe DiMaggio hits for the cycle as the Yankees defeat the Seantors 16-2.

1940 — The NL recorded the first shutout in All-Star play, with a 4-0 win at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. Five pitchers — Paul Derringer, Bucky Walters, Whit Wyatt, Larry French, and Carl Hubbell — held the AL to three hits. Max West hit a three-run homer.

1946 — After a one-year break due to war travel restrictions, the Americans trounced the Nationals 12-0 at Fenway Park, the most one-sided of the All-Star games. Ted Williams of the Red Sox didn’t disappoint the hometown fans. He hit two homers and two singles for five RBIs.

1968 — Willie McCovey hit into a double play, scoring Willie Mays with the only run of the 39th All-Star game, played at the Houston Astrodome. It was the first game of this series played indoors and the first 1-0 contest in All-Star history.

1976 — Houston’s Larry Dierker pitched a no-hitter as the Astros beat Montreal 6-0. Dierker struck out eight and walked four.

1991 — Cal Ripken hit a three-run homer to lead the AL over the NL 4-2 in the All-Star game for the AL’s fourth straight victory in the contest.

1996 — Mike Piazza launched an upper-deck home run in his first at-bat and lined an RBI double next time up, leading the Nationals to a 6-0 victory in the All-Star game in Philadelphia.

2002 — Despite Barry Bonds hitting a home run and Torii Hunter making a spectacular catch, the All-Star game finished in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings when both teams ran out of pitchers.

2005 — It took 847 regular-season games at Coors Field, the most any stadium needed, before hosting its first 1-0 game. The lowest total runs scored in a game at Coors Field before Colorado’s 1-0 win over San Diego was 2-0.

2011 — Derek Jeter homered for his 3,000th hit, making him the first player to reach the mark with the New York Yankees. Jeter hit the milestone with a drive to left field with one out in the third inning off Tampa Bay’s David Price, his first at Yankee Stadium this season. He tied a career high going 5 for 5 and singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning for a 5-4 win. Jeter became the 28th major leaguer to hit the mark and joined former teammate Wade Boggs as the only players to do it with a home run.

2011 — The Los Angeles Dodgers got their first hit with two outs in the ninth inning and still beat the San Diego Padres 1-0 when Dioner Navarro singled in Juan Uribe for the unlikely victory. Uribe was down to his last strike when he drove a pitch from Luke Gregerson over the head of left fielder Chris Denorfia for Los Angeles’ first hit and only the second hit of the game for either team. Navarro then looped a 3-1 pitch into short right-center to give the Dodgers three consecutive shutout victories for the first time since July 1991. San Diego’s Cameron Maybin had the first hit of the game in the fifth, a clean single through the box. It was the Padres’ only hit against rookie right-hander Rubby De La Rosa and three relievers.

2013 — Alex Rios tied an American League record with six hits in a nine-inning game and Adam Dunn hit a go-ahead, two-run homer off Justin Verlander in the eighth to lift Chicago over Detroit 11-4.

2015 — Jose Fernandez pitched seven innings and tied the modern record for most consecutive home victories by a starter to begin a career, helping the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0.

2019 — The American League defeats the National League 4-3 in the 2019 All-Star Game for their 7th straight win.


July 10

1917 — Ray Caldwell of New York pitched 9 2-3 innings of no-hit relief as the Yankees beat the Browns 7-5 in 17 innings in St. Louis.

1932 — The Philadelphia A’s defeated Cleveland 18-17 in an 18-inning game in which John Burnett of the Indians had a record nine hits. Jimmie Foxx collected 16 total bases, and Eddie Rommell of the A’s pitched 17 innings in relief for the win, despite giving up 29 hits and 14 runs.

1934 — Carl Hubbell struck out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession, but the AL came back to win the All-Star game 9-7 at the Polo Grounds as Mel Harder gave up one hit in the last five innings.

1936 — Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein hit four home runs in a 9-6 10-inning victory over the Pirates, and it wasn’t in the cozy Baker Bowl. He hit them in Pittsburgh’s spacious Forbes Field, including the game-winning three-run shot in the 10th off Bill Swift. Klein almost homered in the second inning when he sent Pirates outfielder Paul Waner to the wall in right to haul in a long fly ball.

1947 — Don Black of the Cleveland Indians pitched a 3-0 no-hitter over the Philadelphia A’s in the first game of a twin bill.

1951 — The NL hit four homers en route to an 8-3 triumph at Detroit, giving the league consecutive All-Star victories for the first time.

1968 — The American League and National League agreed to split into two divisions in 1969. The twelve teams in each league will be divided and play a best-of-five games League Championship Series to determine the pennant winner.

1982 — Larry Parrish of the Texas Rangers hit his third grand slam in seven days, off Milt Wilcox in the first game of a doubleheader against Detroit. The Rangers beat the Tigers 6-5. Parrish had hit his first on July 4 and his second on July 7.

2001 — Cal Ripken upstaged every big name in the ballpark, hitting a home run and winning the MVP award in his final All-Star appearance to lead the American League over the Nationals 4-1. Derek Jeter and Magglio Ordonez connected for consecutive home runs as the AL won its fifth in a row.

2007 — Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-3 with an inside-the-park home run to lead the American League to a 5-4 victory over the National League in the All-Star game.

2009 — Jonathan Sanchez pitched the majors’ first no-hitter of the season, recording a career-high 11 strikeouts in San Francisco’s 8-0 win over the San Diego Padres. The only runner the Padres managed came on an error by third baseman Juan Uribe in the eighth.

2012 — San Francisco’s Melky Cabrera and Pablo Sandoval keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning that powered the NL to an 8-0 romp over the American League in the All-Star game.

2013 — David Ortiz doubled in his first at-bat to become baseball’s career leader in hits as a designated hitter and hit a two-run homer an inning later, leading Boston Red Sox to an 11-4 victory over Seattle. Ortiz entered the night tied with Harold Baines for the most hits as a DH.

2014 — Derek Jeter, playing his final regular-season game in Cleveland, went 2 for 4 in the 1,000th multi-hit game of his career. Cleveland scored nine runs in its last two innings at bat to rally past New York with a 9-3 win.

2019 — The independent Atlantic League introduces a “robot umpire” to call balls and strikes at its annual all-star game in York, PA.

2022 — In the 8th inning of their game against the White Sox, Tigers outfielder Robbie Grossman drops a routine fly ball hit by Luis Robert and is charged with his first error since June 13, 2018, ending the longest errorless streak by any player at any position in major league history after 440 games. Worse, the error proves costly as Robert later comes around to score the winning run in a 4 – 2 ChiSox win.


July 11

1914 — Babe Ruth made his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox and received credit for a 4-3 victory over Cleveland. He was removed for a pinch hitter in the seventh, and Duffy Lewis’ single led to the winning run.

1944 — Phil Cavaretta set an All-Star game record by reaching base safely five straight times — triple, single, three walks — to lead the NL to a 7-1 victory over the AL at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh.

1950 — The All-Star game returned to Comiskey Park, the site of the first game, and was won by the NL 4-3 on Red Schoendienst’s 14th-inning home run off Ted Gray. It was the first extra-inning All-Star game, the first time the NL won at an AL park and the first All-Star game shown on network television.

1961 — Despite a record seven errors and pitcher Stu Miller getting blown off the Candlestick Park mound by a gale wind, the NL edged the AL 5-4 in the first of two All-Star games played that year.

1967 — Tony Perez’s home run off Catfish Hunter in the 15th inning gave the NL a 2-1 win in the longest game in All-Star history. The game was played in California’s Anaheim Stadium.

1973 — Jim Northrup of Detroit hit two grand slams, batting in the leadoff spot, to lead the Tigers to a 14-3 romp over the Texas Rangers. Northrup became the sixth major leaguer to hit two bases-loaded home runs in a game.

1978 — Steve Garvey keyed the NL’s 7-3 All-Star victory at San Diego’s Jack Murphy Stadium with a game-tying, two-run single and a triple that sparked a four-run eighth inning.

1985 — Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros became the first pitcher in major league history to reach the 4,000-strikeout mark when he fanned New York’s Danny Heep leading off the sixth inning. The Astros beat the Mets 4-3 in 12 innings on Bill Doran’s fifth hit of the game.

1995 — Jeff Conine’s solo shot in the eighth inning gave the NL a 3-2 victory in the All-Star game. Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza also homered for the NL.

2000 — Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored as the AL defeated the NL 6-3 in the All-Star game. Jeter became the first Yankee to win the All-Star game MVP.

2006 — With the American League down to its final strike, Michael Young hit a two-run triple off Trevor Hoffman for a 3-2 victory that kept the Americans unbeaten in Major League Baseball’s All-Star game for the past decade. The NL took a 2-1 lead into the ninth behind David Wright’s homer and some daring, old-style baserunning.

2009 — Nick Johnson, Josh Willingham and Dunn homered in consecutive at-bats and the Nationals set season highs for hits and runs in a 13-2 win at Houston.

2015 — The Marlins set a team record with 9 consecutive hits in the 7th inning of a 14-3 win over the Reds.

2023 — Having lost the last nine editions of the All-Star Game since 2012, the National League is victorious in the 2023 All-Star Game played at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, 3 – 2, over the American League. The key blow is a two-run homer by Elias Díaz off Félix Bautista in the 8th inning which puts the senior circuit ahead after a sacrifice fly by Bo Bichette had given the AL a 2 – 1 lead in the 6th. Díaz is named the winner of the Ted Williams Award as the game’s MVP.



July 8

1889 — John L. Sullivan defeats Jake Kilrain in the 75th round in Richburg, Miss., for the U.S. heavyweight championship. It’s the last bare-knuckle boxing match before the Marquis of Queensbury rules are introduced.

1922 — Suzanne Lenglen beats Molla Bjurstedt Mallory, 6-2, 6-0 for her fourth straight singles title at Wimbledon.

1939 — Bobby Riggs beats Elwood Cooke in five sets to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1941 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hits a three-run, two-out homer in the ninth inning to give the American League a dramatic 7-5 victory in the All-Star game at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium.

1955 — Peter Thomson wins his second consecutive British Open finishing two strokes ahead of John Fallon. Thomson shoots a 7-under 281 at the Old Course in St Andrews, Scotland.

1967 — Billie Jean King sweeps three titles at Wimbledon. King beats Ann Hayden Jones 6-3, 6-4, for the singles title; teams with Rosie Casals for the women’s doubles title, and pairs with Owen Davidson for the mixed doubles title.

1978 — Bjorn Borg beats Jimmy Connors, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 to win his third straight men’s title at Wimbledon.

1984 — John McEnroe whips Jimmy Connors 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 in 100-degree temperatures to take the men’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1990 — West Germany wins the World Cup as Andreas Brehme scores with 6 minutes to go for a 1-0 victory over defending champion Argentina in a foul-marred final.

1991 — Michael Stich upsets three-time champion Boris Becker to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-4.

1994 — Preliminary trial rules there is enough evidence to try O.J. Simpson.

1995 — Top-ranked Steffi Graf wins her sixth Wimbledon singles title, beating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.

1995 — NHL Draft: Detroit Jr. Red Wings (OHL) defenceman Bryan Berard first pick by Ottawa Senators.

1996 — Switzerland’s Martina Hingis becomes the youngest champion in Wimbledon history at 15 years, 282 days, teaming with Helena Sukova to beat Meredith McGrath and Larisa Neiland 5-7, 7-5, 6-1 in women’s doubles.

2000 — Venus Williams beats Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title. Williams is the first black women’s champion at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson in 1957-58.

2007 — Roger Federer wins his fifth straight Wimbledon championship, beating Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-2. I’s also Federer’s 11th Grand Slam title overall.

2010 — Paul Goydos becomes the fourth golfer in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59. Goydos puts together his 12-under, bogey-free round on the opening day of the John Deere Classic. Goydos makes the turn at 4-under, then birdies all but one hole on the back nine at the 7,257-yard TPC Deere Run course.

2012 — Roger Federer equals Pete Sampras’ record of seven men’s singles titles at the All England Club, and wins his 17th Grand Slam title overall, by beating Andy Murray 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4.

2014 — Germany hands Brazil its heaviest World Cup loss ever with an astounding 7-1 rout in the semifinals that stuns the host nation. Miroslav Klose scores a record-setting 16th career World Cup goal in a five-goal spurt in the first half and Germany goes on to score the most goals in a World Cup semifinal.

2016 — Roger Federer loses in the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time in his career, falling to Milos Raonic 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Centre Court. The 34-year-old Federer had been 10-0 in Wimbledon semifinals, winning seven of his finals.

2018 — South Korean golfer Sei Young Ki breaks the LPGA 72-hole scoring record with a 31-under par 257 in winning the Thornberry Creek Classic.

2021 — San Diego Padres relief pitcher Daniel Camarena records his first MLB hit, a Grand Slam, in his second at bat against the Washington Nationals’ Max Sherzer.

2022 — Gymnast Simone Biles aged 25, becomes the youngest person to receive the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden.

July 9

1922 — Johnny Weissmuller is the first to swim the 100-meter freestyle under 1 minute as he breaks Duke Kahanamoku’s world record with a time of 58.6 seconds.

1932 — The NFL awards a franchise to Boston under the ownership of George Preston Marshall, Vincent Bendix, Jay O’Brien, and Dorland Doyle. The Boston Braves will change their nickname to Redskins in 1933 and move to Washington after the 1936 season.

1940 — The National League registers the first shutout, 4-0, in the All-Star game.

1954 — Peter Thomson becomes the first Australian to win the British Open. Thomson shoots a 9-under 283 at Royal Birkdale Golf Club, edging Bobby Locke, Dai Rees and Syd Scott by one stroke.

1965 — Peter Thomson wins his fifth British Open title by two strokes over Brian Huggett and Christy O’Connor Sr. Thomson shoots a 7-under 285 at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. Thomson’s previous Open victory was in 1958. It’s the last to conclude with two rounds on Friday.

1966 — Jack Nicklaus wins the British Open with a 282 at Muirfield to join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Gary Player as the only men to win the four majors.

1967 — Mark Spitz and Catie Ball, both 17, swim to world records, and 14-year-old Debbie Meyer sets two records in one race in the Santa Clara International Invitational swim meet. Spitz sets a 100-meter butterfly record at 56.3 and Ball becomes the first U.S. swimmer to set a world record for the breaststroke with a 2:40.5 time for 200 meters. Meyer breaks the 800-meter freestyle record in 9 minutes, 35.8 seconds on the way to a record 18:11.1 in the 1,500.

1968 — Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first reigning NBA MVP to be traded the next season when he moves from Philadelphia 76’ers to LA Lakers.

1988 — Nolan Ryan is 7th to win 100 game on 2 teams, as Astro beat Mets 6-3.

1989 — Boris Becker and Steffi Graf claim a West German sweep of the Wimbledon singles crowns in the first double finals day in 16 years. Becker wins his third Wimbledon title in five years, rolling past defending champion Stefan Edberg 6-0, 7-6 (1), 6-4, while Graf takes her second straight championship over Martina Navratilova 6-2, 6-7 (1), 6-1.

1991 — South Africa is readmitted by the International Olympic Committee to the Olympic movement, ending decades of sports isolation and clearing the way for its participation in the 1992 Games.

1995 — Pete Sampras becomes the first American to win Wimbledon three straight years by beating Boris Becker 6-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.

2000 — Pete Sampras passes Roy Emerson for the most Grand Slam championships and ties Willie Renshaw, a player in the 1880s, for the most Wimbledon titles with a four-set victory over Pat Rafter. Sampras, winner of seven Wimbledon titles, 13 Grand Slam championships, extends his mark at Wimbledon to 53-1 over the past eight years.

2001 — Goran Ivanisevic becomes one of Wimbledon’s most improbable champions, beating Patrick Rafter. Two points away from defeat, Ivanisevic rallies to beat Rafter 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-7 and becomes the second player to win a Wimbledon singles title without being seeded.

2006 — Roger Federer ends a five-match losing streak to Rafael Nadal, winning 6-0, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (2), 6-3 to earn his fourth straight Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam championship. Nadal had beaten Federer in four finals this year.

2006 — Italy wins its fourth World Cup title winning the shootout 5-3 against France, after a 1-1 draw. Outplayed for an hour and into extra time, the Italians win it after French captain Zinedine Zidane is ejected in the 107th for a vicious butt to the chest of Marco Materazzi.

2009 — Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points.

2011 — Derek Jeter homers for his 3,000th hit, making him the first player to reach the mark with the New York Yankees.

2016 — Serena Williams wins her record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 in the Wimbledon final. Williams pulls even with Steffi Graf for the most major championships in the Open era, which began in 1968. This is Williams’ seventh singles trophy at the All England Club.

2021 — British road cyclist Mark Cavendish wins Nimes to Carcassonne stage 13 of the Tour de France for his 34th career state win. The win ties Eddy Merckx for most career stage wins.


July 10

1926 — Bobby Jones wins the U.S. Open golf tournament for the second time with a 293 total.

1934 — Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession, but the American League comes back to win the All-Star game 9-7 at the Polo Grounds.

1936 — Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein hits four home runs in a 9-6 10-inning victory over the Pirates at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field.

1951 — Britain’s Randy Turpin defeats Sugar Ray Robinson in 15 rounds to win the world middleweight title and give Robinson his second loss in 135 bouts.

1960 — UEFA European Championship Final, Parc des Princes, Paris, France: Viktor Ponedelnik scores in extra time as Soviet Union beats Yugoslavia, 2-1.

1971 — Lee Trevino rebounds from a double-bogey on the next to last hole with a birdie on the final hole to win the 100th British Open by one stroke over Lu Liang-Huan. Trevino, who won the U.S. Open a month earlier, is the fourth golfer to win both championships in the same year, joining Bobby Jones (1926, 1930), Gene Sarazen (1932), and Ben Hogan (1953).

1976 — Johnny Miller shoots a 66 in the final round to beat 19-year-old Spaniard Seve Ballesteros by six strokes to take the British Open. Ballesteros, who starts the final round two strokes ahead of Miller, shoots a 74 and ends tied for second place with Jack Nicklaus.

1992 — The Major Soccer League, the only major nationwide professional soccer competition in the United States, folds after 14 seasons.

1999 — Team USA wins the Women’s World Cup over China in sudden death. The Americans win 5-4 in penalty kicks, with defender Brandi Chastain kicking in the game winner.

2010 — Paula Creamer wins her first major tournament, never giving up the lead during a steady final round of the U.S. Women’s Open. Creamer shoots a final-round 2-under 69 for a 3-under 281 for the tournament.

2010 — Spain wins soccer’s World Cup after an exhausting 1-0 victory in extra time over the Netherlands. In the end, it’s Andres Iniesta breaking free and scoring a right-footed shot from 8 yards just past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg.

2011 — The United States advances to the semifinals after one of the most exciting games ever at the Women’s World Cup in Dresden, Germany. The U.S. beat Brazil 5-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie. Abby Wambach scores a thrilling goal to tie it in the 122nd minute, and goalkeeper Hope Solo denies the Brazilians again.

2016 — Andy Murray wins his second Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) on Centre Court.

2016 — Brittany Lang wins her first career major at the U.S. Women’s Open when Anna Nordqvist touches the sand with her club in a bunker for a two-stroke penalty in the three-hole aggregate playoff. The penalty occurs on the second hole of the playoff and is not delivered to the players until they were on the final hole after officials review replays in the latest controversy at a USGA event. Lang seals the win with a short par putt on the final playoff hole, while Nordqvist makes bogey to lose by three shots.

2017 — An independent review of the scoring in Manny Pacquiao’s contentious WBO welterweight world title loss to Jeff Horn confirms the outcome in favor of the Australian. A Philippines government department asked the WBO to review the refereeing and the judging of the so-called “Battle of Brisbane” in Australia on July 2 after Horn, fighting for his first world title, won a unanimous points decision against Pacquiao, an 11-time world champion. The WBO said three of the five independent judges who reviewed the bout awarded it to Horn, one awarded it to Pacquiao and one scored a draw.

2021 — Ashleigh Barty of Australia wins Wimbledon defeating Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-3.

2022 — Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: Novak Đoković wins 4th straight and record equaling 7th Wimbledon singles title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win over Nick Kyrgios of Australia; Đoković 21 Grand Slam titles.


July 11

1914 — Babe Ruth makes his major league pitching debut for the Boston Red Sox against Cleveland, getting the 4-3 victory over the Indians.

1950 — Red Schoendienst hits a home run in the 14th inning to give the NL a 4-3 victory in the All-Star game.

1967 — Tony Perez homers in the 15th inning off Catfish Hunter to give the National League a 2-1 win in the longest game in All-Star history.

1979 — Renaldo Nehemiah of the United States sets a Pan American Games record in the 110 hurdles with a time of 13.20 seconds.

1981 — Britain’s Sebastian Coe breaks his own world record in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:12.18 in a meet in Oslo, Norway. Seven runners shatter the 3-minute, 51-second barrier in the mile led by Steve Ovett at 3:49.25. Steve Scott finishes third and sets an American record in 3:49.68.

1982 — FIFA World Cup Final, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, Spain: Italy beats West Germany, 3-1 in front of 90,000.

1985 — Nolan Ryan of the Houston Astros becomes the first pitcher in major league history to reach 4,000 strikeouts when he fans New York’s Danny Heep in the sixth inning.

1992 — Treboh Joe, a 9-year-old gelding, makes harness racing history by losing his 162nd consecutive race. Treboh Joe finishes fourth to break the North American record of 161 straight losses held by Shiaway Moses.

1993 — Alain Prost gets his 50th Formula One victory by taking the British Grand Prix.

1995 — Maryland quarterback Scott Milanovich, the most prolific passer in school history, is suspended for eight games by the NCAA for gambling on college sports.

2008 — Spanish cyclist Manuel Beltran tests positive for the performance-enhancer EPO and is immediately kicked out of the Tour de France and suspended by his team, Liquigas.

2010 — FIFA World Cup Final, Soccer City, Johannesburg, South Africa: Andrés Iniesta scores an extra time winner as Spain beats the Netherlands, 1-0 for first World Cup title.

2011 — So Yeon Ryu wins the U.S. Women’s Open, defeating Hee Kyung Seo by three shots in a three-hole playoff. Ryu becomes the fifth South Korean to win the Open and the fourth in the last seven years.

2012 — Future Basketball Hall of Fame guard Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers.

2015 — Serena Williams wins her sixth title at the All England Club, beating Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 6-4 in the women’s final. For Williams, it’s her second “Serena Slam” — holding all four major titles at the same time. Overall, it’s the 21st major title for Williams, one shy of Graf’s Open era record.

2017 — Venus Williams reaches the semifinals at Wimbledon for the 10th time. The five-time champion at the All England Club advances by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 7-5 under a closed roof on Centre Court.

2021 — Novak Dokovic beats Matteo Berrettini of Italy, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, to win the Wimbledon Title. The win is Dokovic’s 20th Grand Slam title.

2021 — UEFA European Championship Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Italy wins first Euro title since 1968, 3-2 on penalties over England after scores locked at 1-1 AET.

2021 — Copa América Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro: Argentina beats Brazil, 1-0; Lionel Messi named player of the tournament in his first major international title victory.


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