SECTIONAL FOOTBALL FRIDAY OCTOBER 14, 2023
HOBART (7-2) AT NEW PRAIRIE (7-2)
GARY WEST (6-3) AT KANKAKEE VALLEY (4-5)
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (1-8) AT HIGHLAND (3-6)
CULVER ACADEMY (3-6) AT LOWELL (4-5)
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (2-7) AT PLYMOUTH (2-7)
NORTHWOOD (7-2) AT SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (4-5)
SOUTH BEND RILEY (8-1) AT WAWASEE (1-8)
NORTHRIDGE (7-2) AT LOGANSPORT (4-5)
FORT WAYNE WAYNE (5-4) AT FORT WAYNE DWENGER (4-5)
DEKALB (5-4) AT ANGOLA (2-7)
EAST NOBLE (7-2) AT NEW HAVEN (8-1)
LEO (7-2) AT FORT WAYNE SOUTH (1-8)
MISSISSINEWA (9-0) AT WESTERN (4-5)
COLUMBIA CITY (5-4) AT HUNTINGTON NORTH (1-8)
FRANKFORT (1-8) AT MARION (2-7)
KOKOMO (7-2) AT JAY COUNTY (4-5)
INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (8-1) AT LEBANON (4-5)
BREBEUF JESUIT (4-4) AT NORTHVIEW (6-3)
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (3-5) AT INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (3-6)
INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (5-4) AT MOORESVILLE (4-5)
PENDLETON HEIGHTS (7-2) AT GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (8-1)
NEW CASTLE (1-8) AT NEW PALESTINE (7-2)
BEECH GROVE (4-5) AT MUNCIE CENTRAL (4-5)
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (5-4) AT RICHMOND (1-8)
EDGEWOOD (2-7) AT JENNINGS COUNTY (4-5)
GREENWOOD (4-5) AT CONNERSVILLE (2-7)
SHELBYVILLE (3-6) AT EAST CENTRAL (9-0)
MARTINSVILLE (6-3) AT SILVER CREEK (6-3)
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (6-3) AT EVANSVILLE HARRISON (1-8)
BOONVILLE (5-4) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (9-0)
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (6-3) AT EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-9)…INDIANA SRN BROADCAST
JASPER (6-3) AT EVANSVILLE BOSSE (3-6)
TWIN LAKES (5-4) AT BOONE GROVE (7-2)
CALUMET (3-6) AT HANOVER CENTRAL (9-0)
RIVER FOREST (6-3) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (6-3)
RENSSELAER CENTRAL (5-4) AT GRIFFITH (3-6)
JIMTOWN (4-5) AT FAIRFIELD (5-4)
SOUTH BEND CLAY (3-6) AT JOHN GLENN (5-4)
KNOX (9-0) AT LAKELAND (6-3)
MISHAWAKA MARIAN (5-4) AT WEST NOBLE (9-0)
YORKTOWN (4-5) AT FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (0-9)
DELTA (5-4) AT NORWELL (3-6)
BELLMONT (0-9) AT GARRETT (4-5)
HERITAGE (8-1) AT WOODLAN (2-7)
GUERIN CATHOLIC (7-2) AT PERU (9-0)…..INDIANA SRN BROADCAST
TIPPECANOE VALLEY (9-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (9-0)….INDIANA SRN BROADCAST
NORTHWESTERN (3-6) AT MACONAQUAH (6-3)
HAMILTON HEIGHTS (9-0) AT OAK HILL (5-4)
DANVILLE (7-2) AT TRI-WEST (8-1)
WESTERN BOONE (6-3) AT NORTH MONTGOMERY (5-4)
PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (3-6) AT MONROVIA (7-2)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (1-8) AT SPEEDWAY (2-7)
PIKE CENTRAL (1-8) AT PRINCETON (1-8)
VINCENNES LINCOLN (6-3) AT OWEN VALLEY (3-6)
MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (5-4) AT GIBSON SOUTHERN (7-2)
WEST VIGO (2-7) AT WASHINGTON (2-7)
LAWRENCEBURG (7-2) AT CENTERVILLE (9-0)
BATESVILLE (8-1) AT RUSHVILLE (3-6)
FRANKLIN COUNTY (3-6) AT SOUTH DEARBORN (5-4)
GREENSBURG (0-9) AT INDIAN CREEK (6-3)
SCOTTSBURG (5-4) AT NORTH HARRISON (6-3)
SALEM (2-7) AT MADISON (1-8)
CHARLESTOWN (6-3) AT HERITAGE HILLS (8-1)
CORYDON CENTRAL (0-9) AT SOUTHRIDGE (6-3)
BREMEN (4-5) AT HAMMOND NOLL (2-7)
ANDREAN (3-6) AT LAVILLE (8-1)
LAKE STATION (2-7) AT WHITING (3-6)
WINAMAC (3-6) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (6-3)
BENTON CENTRAL (2-7) AT SEEGER (6-3)
DELPHI (4-5) AT LEWIS CASS (5-4)
WABASH (2-7) AT EASTSIDE (6-3)
FORT WAYNE LUERS (6-3) AT CHURUBUSCO (2-7)
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (0-9) AT CENTRAL NOBLE (3-6)
MANCHESTER (3-6) AT WHITKO (1-8)
BLACKFORD (0-9) AT TIPTON (1-8)
ELWOOD (1-8) AT EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (7-2)
EASTBROOK (6-3) AT FRANKTON (4-5)
BLUFFTON (7-2) AT ALEXANDRIA (8-1)
GREENCASTLE (7-2) AT NORTH PUTNAM (3-6)
LINTON-STOCKTON (7-1) AT NORTH KNOX (5-4)
SOUTH VERMILLION (8-1) AT CASCADE (5-4)
SULLIVAN (5-4) AT SOUTHMONT (4-5)
LAPEL (5-4) AT EASTERN HANCOCK (5-4)
INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (3-6) AT UNION COUNTY (0-9)
SHENANDOAH (1-8) AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (6-3)
NORTHEASTERN (7-2) AT WINCHESTER (6-2)
TRITON CENTRAL (8-1) AT CLARKSVILLE (1-8)
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (5-4) AT BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (8-1)
BROWN COUNTY (1-8) AT SWITZERLAND COUNTY (5-4)
EASTERN (PEKIN) (3-6) AT CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (3-5)
NORTH POSEY (8-1) AT PERRY CENTRAL (5-4)
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (2-7) AT TELL CITY (6-3)
MITCHELL (2-7) AT FOREST PARK (5-4)
CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-9) AT PAOLI (8-1)
BOWMAN ACADEMY (1-5) AT SOUTH NEWTON (3-6)
PIONEER (5-4) AT NORTH JUDSON (5-4)
TRITON (6-3) AT NORTH NEWTON (0-9)
CULVER (0-9) AT SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (3-6)
FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (5-3) AT PARK TUDOR (9-0)
CLINTON PRAIRIE (5-4) AT COVINGTON (4-5)
NORTH VERMILLION (6-3) AT ATTICA (0-9)
CASTON (1-8) AT NORTH WHITE (9-0)
CARROLL (FLORA) (9-0) AT TRI-COUNTY (5-3)
WEST CENTRAL (7-2) AT TAYLOR (1-8)
TRI-CENTRAL (3-6) AT FRONTIER (5-4)
MADISON-GRANT (6-3) AT NORTHFIELD (4-5)
NORTH MIAMI (1-8) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (1-8)
SOUTH ADAMS (6-3) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (9-0)
FREMONT (3-6) AT SOUTHWOOD (4-5)
MONROE CENTRAL (4-5) AT UNION CITY (2-7)
HAGERSTOWN (6-3) AT SHERIDAN (6-3)
SOUTH DECATUR (7-2) AT NORTH DECATUR (6-3)
KNIGHTSTOWN (3-6) AT TRI (6-3)
MILAN (6-3) AT CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (1-6)
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (2-7) AT SOUTH PUTNAM (8-1)
PARKE HERITAGE (2-6) AT COVENANT CHRISTIAN (5-3)….INDIANA SRN BROADCAST
RIVERTON PARKE (4-5) AT CLOVERDALE (2-7)
SPRINGS VALLEY (8-1) AT SOUTH SPENCER (3-6)
PROVIDENCE (9-0) AT EASTERN GREENE (5-4)
NORTH DAVIESS (4-5) AT TECUMSEH (1-8)
INDIANA SRN FINAL FOOTBALL POLLS
2 BEN DAVIS
3 CENTER GROVE
4 HAMILTON SE
5 CROWN POINT
1 FW SNIDER
2 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
3 BLOOMINGTON NORTH
7 FLOYD CENTRAL
1 EAST CENTRAL
2 EVANSVILLE REITZ
4 GREENFIELD CENTRAL
5 NEW PALESTINE
1 BISHOP CHATARD
2 TIPPECANOE VALLEY
3 GUERIN CATHOLIC
4 HANOVER CENTRAL
5 HERITAGE HILLS
6 HAMILTON HEIGHTS
7 TRI WEST
1 LINTON STOCKTON
2 TRITON CENTRAL
4 BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL
5 FW LUERS
6 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
1 INDY LUTHERAN
2 ADAMS CENTRAL
3 PARK TUDOR
5 CARROLL FLORA
6 NORTH WHITE
7 SOUTH PUTNAM
INDIANA VOLLEYBALL REGIONAL BRACKETS:
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE NOBLESVILLE VS. LAKE CENTRAL
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE COLUMBUS NORTH VS. CATHEDRAL
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE LEO VS. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL VS. BREBEUF
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE PARK TUDOR VS. BETHANY CHRISTIAN
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE FOREST PARK VS. GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE CROWN POINT VS. NOBLESVILLE
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE CATHEDRAL VS. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE LEO VS. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL VS. GUERIN CATHOLIC
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE WESTVIEW VS. FW CANTERBURY
SATURDAY SEMI-STATE EVANSVILLE MATER DEI VS. PARK TUDOR
INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY: HTTPS://IN.MILESPLIT.COM/
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, OCT. 17
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT LIBERTY | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
WESTERN KENTUCKY AT JACKSONVILLE STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
SOUTHERN MISS AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AT SAM HOUSTON | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
NEW MEXICO STATE AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | ESPN2
THURSDAY, OCT. 19
RICE AT TULSA | 7 P.M. | ESPN2
JAMES MADISON AT MARSHALL | 7 P.M. | ESPN
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL AT MORGAN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
FRIDAY, OCT. 20
SMU AT TEMPLE | 7 P.M. | ESPN2
SATURDAY, OCT. 21
PENN STATE AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | FOX
UCF AT OKLAHOMA | 12 P.M. | ABC
MISSISSIPPI STATE AT ARKANSAS | 12 P.M. | ESPN
RUTGERS AT INDIANA
BOSTON COLLEGE AT GEORGIA TECH | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
BAYLOR AT CINCINNATI | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS AT UAB | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
AIR FORCE AT NAVY | 12 P.M. | CBS
NORFOLK STATE AT HOWARD | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE AT DELAWARE STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
PENN AT YALE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
LEHIGH AT BUCKNELL | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
LAFAYETTE AT HOLY CROSS | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
BROWN AT CORNELL | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA AT INDIANA STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
HARVARD AT PRINCETON | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
MARIST AT PRESBYTERIAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
ST. THOMAS (MINN.) AT STETSON | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
SAMFORD AT VMI | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
COLUMBIA AT DARTMOUTH | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT CHATTANOOGA | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
CHARLOTTE AT EAST CAROLINA | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
UL MONROE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AKRON AT BOWLING GREEN | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
ILLINOIS STATE AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE AT TENNESSEE TECH | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
FURMAN AT WESTERN CAROLINA | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
COLGATE AT GEORGETOWN | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
MURRAY STATE AT MISSOURI STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
BRYANT AT EASTERN ILLINOIS | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SE LOUISIANA AT NORTHWESTERN STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN AT UT MARTIN | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
LINCOLN (CA) AT TENNESSEE STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
WASHINGTON STATE AT OREGON | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
SOUTH CAROLINA AT MISSOURI | 3:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
SOUTH FLORIDA AT UCONN | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
PITT AT WAKE FOREST | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA STATE AT WEST VIRGINIA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
NORTH TEXAS AT TULANE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT BALL STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BUFFALO AT KENT STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN ILLINOIS AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS AT HOUSTON | 4 P.M. | FOX
TOLEDO AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
IDAHO STATE AT PORTLAND STATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
WOFFORD AT MERCER | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
JACKSON STATE AT MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH DAKOTA AT UNI | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
NICHOLLS AT TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
DRAKE AT SAN DIEGO | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
ABILENE CHRISTIAN AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
UTSA AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN KENTUCKY AT GARDNER-WEBB | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
OLE MISS AT AUBURN | 7 P.M. | ESPN
TCU AT KANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN2
COASTAL CAROLINA AT ARKANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
COLORADO STATE AT UNLV | 7 P.M. | MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
UTAH STATE AT SAN JOSE STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
UTAH TECH AT NORTH ALABAMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MOREHEAD STATE AT TARLETON STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
WEBER STATE AT EASTERN WASHINGTON | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ARMY AT LSU | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
GEORGIA STATE AT LOUISIANA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
FLORIDA A&M AT TEXAS SOUTHERN | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
AUSTIN PEAY AT SOUTHERN UTAH | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN COLORADO AT CAL POLY | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UIW AT MCNEESE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UCLA AT STANFORD | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
MONTANA STATE AT SACRAMENTO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN2
MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE
DUKE AT FLORIDA STATE
ARIZONA STATE AT WASHINGTON
UTAH AT USC
TENNESSEE AT ALABAMA
VIRGINIA AT NORTH CAROLINA
CLEMSON AT MIAMI (FLA.)
WISCONSIN AT ILLINOIS
MINNESOTA AT IOWA
NORTHWESTERN AT NEBRASKA
TEXAS TECH AT BYU
APPALACHIAN STATE AT OLD DOMINION
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT OHIO
NEVADA AT SAN DIEGO STATE
AP COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
|1||Georgia (7-0)||1541 (43)||1|
|2||Michigan (7-0)||1492 (16)||2|
|3||Ohio State (6-0)||1393 (1)||3|
|4||Florida State (6-0)||1388 (1)||4|
|5||Washington (6-0)||1355 (2)||7|
|7||Penn State (6-0)||1253||6|
|10||North Carolina (6-0)||1011||12|
|12||Oregon State (6-1)||834||15|
|13||Ole Miss (5-1)||825||13|
|15||Notre Dame (6-2)||664||21|
|22||Air Force (6-0)||245||NR|
Others: James Madison (70) , Clemson (35) , Florida (12) , Washington State (11) , Fresno State (6) , Liberty (5) , Kentucky (4) , Wyoming (4) , Kansas (2) , Miami (FL) (1) , West Virginia (1) , Oklahoma State (1)
|1||Georgia (7-0)||1590 (58)||1|
|2||Michigan (7-0)||1516 (4)||2|
|3||Ohio State (6-0)||1429 (1)||3|
|4||Florida State (6-0)||1390||4|
|6||Penn State (6-0)||1302||5|
|7||Oklahoma (6-0)||1260 (1)||7|
|10||North Carolina (6-0)||1038||12|
|12||Ole Miss (5-1)||849||13|
|13||Oregon State (6-1)||809||14|
|18||Notre Dame (6-2)||572||21|
|22||Air Force (6-0)||196||NR|
Others: James Madison (67) , Clemson (54) , Florida (29) , Fresno State (21) , Washington State (20) , Arizona (13) , Miami (FL) (12) , Oklahoma State (12) , Wyoming (12) , Maryland (11) , Kentucky (9) , Kansas State (5) , Liberty (5) , UNLV (4) , Texas A&M (4) , West Virginia (3) , Kansas (1) , Memphis (1)
NFL WEEK 6 SCOREBOARD
BALTIMORE 24 TENNESSEE 16
WASHINGTON 24 ATLANTA 16
MINNESOTA 19 CHICAGO 13
CINCINNATI 17 SEATTLE 13
CLEVELAND 19 SAN FRANCISCO 17
HOUSTON 20 NEW ORLEANS 13
JACKSONVILLE 37 INDIANAPOLIS 20
MIAMI 42 CAROLINA 21
LAS VEGAS 21 NEW ENGLAND 17
LA RAMS 26 ARIZONA 9
NY JETS 20 PHILADELPHIA 14
DETROIT 20 TAMPA BAY 6
BUFFALO 14 NY GIANTS 9
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2023
DALLAS COWBOYS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 8:15P ESPN/ABC
WEEK 6 BYES: GREEN BAY PACKERS, PITTSBURGH STEELERS
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
FULL SCHEDULE FOR 2023 MLB POSTSEASON
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
PRESENTED BY LOANDEPOT
SUNDAY, OCT. 15
TEXAS 2 HOUSTON 0
MONDAY, OCT. 16
AZ @ PHI, GAME 1, TBS
TEX @ HOU, GAME 2, FOX/FS1
TUESDAY, OCT. 17
AZ @ PHI, GAME 2, TBS
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18
HOU @ TEX, GAME 3, FOX/FS1
THURSDAY, OCT. 19
PHI @ AZ, GAME 3, TBS
HOU @ TEX, GAME 4, FOX/FS1
FRIDAY, OCT. 20
PHI @ AZ, GAME 4, TBS
HOU @ TEX, GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
SATURDAY, OCT. 21
PHI @ AZ, GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
SUNDAY, OCT. 22
TEX @ HOU, GAME 6 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
MONDAY, OCT. 23
AZ @ PHI, GAME 6 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
TEX @ HOU, GAME 7 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
TUESDAY, OCT. 24
AZ @ PHI, GAME 7 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
PRESENTED BY CAPITAL ONE
FRIDAY, OCT. 27
GAME 1 (AT BETTER 2023 RECORD), FOX
SATURDAY, OCT. 28
GAME 2 (AT BETTER 2023 RECORD), FOX
MONDAY, OCT. 30
GAME 3, FOX
TUESDAY, OCT. 31
GAME 4, FOX
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1
GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), FOX
FRIDAY, NOV. 3
GAME 6 (IF NECESSARY, AT BETTER 2023 RECORD), FOX
SATURDAY, NOV. 4
GAME 7 (IF NECESSARY, AT BETTER 2023 RECORD), FOX
CHARLOTTE 117 OKLAHOMA CITY 115
MIAMI 132 MEMPHIS 124
MILWAUKEE 108 LA LAKERS 97
DENVER 116 CHICAGO 102
GOLDEN STATE 121 SACRAMENTO 115 OT
OTTAWA 5 TAMPA BAY 2
ANAHEIM 6 CAROLINA 3
GAME 3: NEW YORK 87 LAS VEGAS 73 (ACES LEAD SERIES 2-1)
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
NFL ROUNDUP: BROWNS RUIN 49ERS’ PERFECT SEASON THANKS TO LATE FG
Dustin Hopkins kicked a go-ahead, 29-yard field goal with 1:40 left in the game and the host Cleveland Browns spoiled the San Francisco 49ers’ chance at a perfect season with a 19-17 victory on Sunday afternoon.
Jake Moody had a golden opportunity to allow San Francisco (5-1) to escape with a win, but he missed a 41-yard field-goal attempt wide right with six seconds to play.
Jordan Mason had put the 49ers ahead 17-13 when he rushed for an 8-yard touchdown with 10:58 remaining. Hopkins made a 50-yard field goal just over seven minutes later to pull Cleveland (3-2) within one, and the Browns’ defense followed by forcing a three-and-out to set up the game-winning drive.
The 49ers lost star running back Christian McCaffrey (oblique) and wide receiver Deebo Samuel (shoulder) to injuries. Without those weapons, Brock Purdy struggled, completing just 12 of 27 passes for 125 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He took his first regular-season loss as a starter, falling to 10-1.
Cleveland quarterback P.J. Walker had 192 yards and two interceptions on 18-for-34 passing while starting in place of Deshaun Watson (shoulder).
Jets 20, Eagles 14
Tony Adams picked off Jalen Hurts on the first play after the two-minute warning and Breece Hall scored from 8 yards out on the next play for New York, which overcame an 11-point deficit to stun previously unbeaten Philadelphia in East Rutherford, N.J.
The win was the Jets’ first-ever against the Eagles, who won the first 12 meetings between the franchises. Zach Wilson completed a two-point conversion pass to Randall Cobb following Hall’s TD. Wilson threw for 186 yards on 19-for-33 passing.
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had 280 yards passing — including 131 to A.J. Brown — and one touchdown while getting picked off three times. Philadelphia (5-1) led 14-3 in the second quarter before three field goals from Greg Zuerlein pulled the Jets (3-3) within 14-12 late in the third.
Dolphins 42, Panthers 21
Tua Tagovailoa threw for three touchdowns after Miami fell behind by 14 points in a victory over Carolina in Miami Gardens, Fla.
The Dolphins (5-1) didn’t score in the first quarter, but the NFL’s highest-scoring team got rolling after that. Raheem Mostert, who ran for 115 yards on 17 carries, scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) and NFL receiving leader Tyreek Hill racked up 163 receiving yards with one touchdown on six receptions.
The Panthers (0-6) remain the only winless team in the NFL despite going to the second quarter with a 14-0 lead. Rookie Bryce Young threw for 217 yards and one touchdown on 23-for-38 passing. Chuba Hubbard rushed for 88 yards on 19 carries and Adam Thielen had 11 catches for 115 yards.
Ravens 24, Titans 16
Justin Tucker kicked six field goals and Baltimore held off a Tennessee rally in the second half to earn a win in London.
After making four field goals in the first half to help Baltimore (4-2) open up a 15-point lead at the break, Tucker converted from 20 and 36 yards out in the fourth quarter to restore a two-score advantage. That became vital when the Titans (2-4) got a 38-yard field goal from Nick Folk with 38 seconds remaining.
Lamar Jackson completed 21 of 30 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown with an interception. He also led the Ravens in rushing with 62 yards on 13 carries. Tennessee quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 8 of 16 passes for 76 yards with an interception before leaving the game with an ankle injury.
Commanders 24, Falcons 16
Behind Sam Howell’s three touchdown passes and key interceptions by Kendall Fuller and Benjamin St-Juste, visiting Washington earned a win over Atlanta.
Howell completed 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards, while Fuller added nine tackles in addition to his third-quarter pick. Terry McLaurin led the Commanders (3-3) in receptions (six) and yards (81). Running backs Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson added scoring receptions.
Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder passed for 307 yards and two touchdowns but threw three costly interceptions, including one in the end zone grabbed by St-Juste with 5:17 to play in the fourth quarter. Atlanta (3-3) has lost three of its past four games.
Vikings 19, Bears 13
Jordan Hicks recovered a fumble and took it 42 yards for a touchdown in addition to grabbing an interception as Minnesota held on to beat host Chicago.
Kirk Cousins completed 21 of 31 passes for 181 yards and a touchdown for Minnesota (2-4). Jordan Addison caught the Vikings’ lone touchdown pass as Minnesota emerged on the positive end of its sixth consecutive game decided by eight points or fewer.
Justin Fields completed 6 of 10 passes for 58 yards and one interception for Chicago (1-5) before leaving in the third quarter because of a right hand injury. It was later reported that he dislocated his right thumb. Fields was replaced by undrafted rookie Tyson Bagent, who completed 10 of 14 passes for 83 yards but threw a costly interception in the final two minutes.
Bengals 17, Seahawks 13
Joe Burrow tossed a pair of first-half touchdown passes and the Cincinnati defense had two interceptions in a victory over visiting Seattle.
The Bengals (3-3) sacked Geno Smith four times and stopped the Seahawks (3-2) twice inside the 10-yard line in the final three minutes to seal the win. Burrow finished 24-of-35 passing for 185 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while Smith finished 27-of-41 passing for 323 yards and the two picks.
Kenneth Walker III ran for 62 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks. Bengals rookie Andrei Iosivas scored his first career touchdown on his 24th birthday.
Texans 20, Saints 13
C.J. Stroud threw two touchdown passes and the Houston defense held New Orleans without a touchdown after the first quarter in the host Texans’ victory.
Stroud threw the first interception of his rookie season, but he and the Texans (3-3) overcame that as he threw for 199 yards and hit Dalton Schultz and Robert Woods for first-half TDs.
Derek Carr passed for 353 yards and a touchdown, but New Orleans (3-3) was scoreless in three trips deep into Houston territory in the fourth quarter.
Jaguars 37, Colts 20
Trevor Lawrence passed for two touchdowns and Travis Etienne Jr. added two scores on the ground to lead Jacksonville over visiting Indianapolis.
Lawrence, who sustained a left knee injury, was 20-of-30 passing for 181 yards and one interception as Jacksonville finished off a two-game, regular-season sweep of the Colts. Christian Kirk and Brenton Strange caught touchdown passes as Jacksonville (4-2) moved into first place in the AFC South.
Gardner Minshew completed 33 of 55 passes for 329 yards, one touchdown and a career-worst three interceptions for Indianapolis (3-3). The former Jacksonville quarterback was starting in place of Anthony Richardson, who was placed on injured reserve with a potentially season-ending shoulder injury. Zack Moss rushed for a touchdown for the Colts.
Raiders 21, Patriots 17
Jimmy Garoppolo threw a touchdown pass before leaving with a back injury and Daniel Carlson kicked four field goals as host Las Vegas defeated New England.
Garoppolo completed 14 of 22 passes for 162 yards and was intercepted once before Brian Hoyer replaced him to start the second half. Several reports said Garoppolo was taken to a local hospital for further testing. The Raiders (3-3) have now won back-to-back games following a three-game losing streak.
The Patriots (1-5) continued to struggle offensively, though they did end a 12-quarter touchdown drought. Mac Jones threw for 200 yards and an interception on 24-for-33 passing. New England coach Bill Belichick failed for the third consecutive week to join Don Shula and George Halas as the only NFL head coaches to win 300 regular-season games.
Lions 20, Buccaneers 6
Jared Goff passed for 353 yards and two touchdowns as visiting Detroit defeated Tampa Bay.
Goff completed 30 of 44 passes as Detroit (5-1) extended its lead in the NFC North to 2 1/2 games over idle Green Bay. Amon-Ra St. Brown caught 12 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown, while Jameson Williams added a 45-yard scoring grab. The Lions’ top rusher, David Montgomery, suffered a rib injury in the second quarter and did not return.
Bucs quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 19 of 37 passes for 206 yards and an interception. Chris Godwin made six receptions for 77 yards for Tampa Bay (3-2). The Buccaneers were limited to 46 rushing yards.
Rams 26, Cardinals 9
Cooper Kupp had seven receptions for 148 yards and a touchdown and Los Angeles outscored Arizona 20-0 in the second half on the way to a victory in Inglewood, Calif.
The Rams (3-3) rolled up 259 of their 382 total yards in the second half. Christian Rozeboom intercepted Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs on the first play of the fourth quarter, and Kyren Williams scored a 5-yard touchdown at the end of the ensuing 88-yard drive.
Williams finished with 158 rushing yards on 20 carries for Los Angeles. Dobbs went 21-for-41 passing for 235 yards and led the Cardinals (1-5) in rushing with 47 yards on seven carries.
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played during the 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET windows on Sunday, October 15, the sixth week of the 2023 season.
- With two games remaining in Week 6, 10 of 13 games (76.9 percent) have been within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter, with eight games having been decided by one score.
Five teams that entered Week 6 with fewer victories than their opponent this season earned wins: the CINCINNATI BENGALS (over Seattle), CLEVELAND BROWNS (over San Francisco), HOUSTON TEXANS (over New Orleans), NEW YORK JETS (over Philadelphia) and WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (over Atlanta).
The NEW YORK JETS (3-3) overcame an 11-point deficit and defeated Philadelphia, 20-14, as BREECE HALL rushed for the game-winning touchdown with 1:46 remaining in the fourth quarter. Defensive lineman QUINNEN WILLIAMS (interception) and linebacker QUINCY WILLIAMS (fumble recovery) became the first pair of brothers to record a takeaway for the same team since Minnesota’s E.J. and ERIN HENDERSON on September 19, 2010.
The CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-2) overcame a 10-point deficit and defeated San Francisco, 19-17, as DUSTIN HOPKINS kicked the game-winning field goal with 1:40 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Browns have allowed 1,002 yards this season, the fewest yards allowed in 52 years and the third-fewest yards allowed by a team in its first five games of a season since 1970, trailing only the 1971 BALTIMORE COLTS (836 yards) and 1970 MINNESOTA VIKINGS (945).
The BALTIMORE RAVENS (4-2) defeated Tennessee, 24-16, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in the third of five international games this season. Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON recorded 285 total yards (223 passing, 62 rushing), his 50th career game with at least 50 rushing yards, and joined MICHAEL VICK (54 games) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 50 career games of 50-or-more rushing yards.
- Miami running back RAHEEM MOSTERT had three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) and wide receiver TYREEK HILL had six catches for 163 yards and one touchdown in the Dolphins’ 42-21 win over Carolina.
Miami has 2,992 total yards of offense this season, the second-most total yards of offense by a team in its first six games of a season in NFL history, trailing only the 2000 ST. LOUIS RAMS (3,056 yards).
Miami has scored 223 points this season, the fifth-most points by a team in its first six games of a season in the Super Bowl era. Only the 2013 DENVER BRONCOS (265 points), 2000 ST. LOUIS RAMS (262), 2009 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (238) and 2007 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (230) had more.
Mostert has 11 touchdowns this season and is the sixth different player with at least 11 touchdowns in his team’s first six games of a season since 1970, joining SHAUN ALEXANDER (12 touchdowns in 2005), TODD GURLEY (11 in 2018) and PRIEST HOLMES (11 in 2004 and 2002) as well as Pro Football Hall of Famers EMMITT SMITH (11 in 1995) and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (11 in 2005).
Mostert is the fourth player in NFL history with nine rushing touchdowns and two receiving touchdowns in his team’s first six games of a season, joining EMERSON BOOZER (1967), TODD GURLEY (2018) and PRIEST HOLMES (2002).
Hill has 814 receiving yards this season, the most receiving yards by a player in his team’s first six games of a season in the Super Bowl era and the second-most by a player in his team’s first six games of a season in NFL history, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer DON HUTSON (819 receiving yards in 1942).
Hill is the first player ever to record at least 150 receiving yards in four of his team’s first six games of a season. He had 215 receiving yards in Week 1, 157 receiving yards in Week 3, 181 receiving yards in Week 5 and 163 receiving yards in Week 6.
Hill has 12 career games with at least 150 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer CALVIN JOHNSON (12 games) for the third-most games with at least 150 receiving yards and a touchdown reception by a player in his first eight seasons. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers LANCE ALWORTH (16) and JERRY RICE (14) have more.
Hill has six touchdown receptions this season and is the fifth player ever to record at least six touchdown receptions in each of his first eight seasons, joining LARRY FITZGERALD and Pro Football Hall of Famers MARVIN HARRISON, DON HUTSON and RANDY MOSS.
- Detroit quarterback JARED GOFF passed for 353 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions for a 107.5 rating in the Lions’ 20-6 win at Tampa Bay.
Goff has 17 career games with at least 350 passing yards, tied with ANDREW LUCK (17 games) for the fourth-most such games by a player in his first eight career seasons in NFL history. Only PATRICK MAHOMES (21 games, currently in his seventh season), Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (18) and MATTHEW STAFFORD (18) have more.
- Philadelphia quarterback JALEN HURTS had two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) and wide receiver A.J. BROWN had seven receptions for 131 yards in Week 6.
Hurts has 31 career rushing touchdowns, tied with JOSH ALLEN (31 rushing touchdowns) for the second-most by a quarterback in his first four career seasons in NFL history. Only CAM NEWTON (33 rushing touchdowns) has more.
Brown is the fifth player since 2000 to total at least 125 receiving yards in four consecutive games, joining ODELL BECKHAM JR. (2014), JOSH GORDON (2013), ANDRE JOHNSON (2008) and Pro Football Hall of Famer CALVIN JOHNSON (2012).
Brown and Miami’s TYREEK HILL are the third and fourth players in the Super Bowl era to record at least 125 receiving yards in four of his team’s first six games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (1968) and ANDRE RISON (1990).
- San Francisco running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY recorded a touchdown reception on Sunday.
McCaffrey has recorded a scrimmage touchdown in 15 consecutive games, including the postseason, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famers LENNY MOORE (15 consecutive games in 1963-64), JOHN RIGGINS (15 consecutive games in 1982-1983) and O.J. SIMPSON (15 consecutive games in 1974-75) for the longest such streak in NFL history.
- Cincinnati wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE had six catches for 80 yards in the Bengals’ 17-13 win over Seattle.
Chase has 3,057 receiving yards in 35 career games since entering the NFL in 2021 and is the fifth player in NFL history to reach 3,000 career receiving yards in 35-or-fewer games, joining ODELL BECKHAM JR. (30 games), CHARLIE HENNIGAN (31), JUSTIN JEFFERSON (33) and Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (34).
- Carolina wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had 11 receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown in Week 6.
Thielen has 24 career games with at least 100 receiving yards and surpassed GARY GARRISON (23 games) for the third-most such games by an undrafted player in the common-draft era. Only ROD SMITH (30 games) and WES WELKER (28) have more.
Thielen has eight career games with at least 10 receptions, tied with J.T. SMITH (eight games) for the second-most such games by an undrafted player in the common-draft era. Only WES WELKER (18 games) has more.
- Additional notes from Sunday include:
- Houston rookie quarterback C.J. STROUD passed for 199 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Texans’ 20-13 win over New Orleans.
Stroud recorded 191 pass attempts prior to his first interception, the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception to begin a career in NFL history and the second-longest such streak by a rookie at any point all-time, trailing only KYLER MURRAY (211 pass attempts in 2019).
- Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver PUKA NACUA had four catches for 26 yards in the Rams’ 26-9 win over Arizona.
Nacua has 50 receptions this season, the most receptions by a player in his first six career games in NFL history, and 598 receiving yards, the most receiving yards by a player in his first six career games in the Super Bowl era, surpassing ANQUAN BOLDIN (592 receiving yards in 2003).
- Houston rookie quarterback C.J. STROUD passed for 199 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Texans’ 20-13 win over New Orleans.
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AP TOP 25: WASHINGTON INTO TOP 5 FOR 1ST TIME IN 6 YEARS. AIR FORCE RANKED FOR 1ST TIME SINCE 2019
(AP) — Washington moved up to No. 5 on Sunday in The Associated Press college football poll, the Huskies’ best ranking in six years, after a thrilling victory against Oregon and unbeaten Air Force was ranked for the first time since 2019.
The top four teams in the country were unchanged after No. 1 Georgia, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Florida State all won Saturday in blowout fashion. The Bulldogs received 43 first-place votes, Michigan got 16, and Ohio State and Florida State each had one.
Washington received two first-place votes and jumped two spots past No. 6 Oklahoma and No. 7 Penn State, giving the Huskies their best ranking since reaching No. 5 on Oct. 8, 2017. The last time Washington was ranked this highly this late in the season was 2016, when the Huskies made the College Football Playoff.
That was the last time any Pac-12 team reached the four-team playoff.
Washington beat Oregon 36-33 when the Ducks missed a field goal on the game’s final play.
“This moment right now is really special for our program,” Huskies coach Kalen DeBoer said after the game.
Oregon dropped one spot to No. 9, flip-flopping with No. 8 Texas.
North Carolina moved up two spots to a season-high No. 10 after beating Miami 41-31.
Southern California dropped eight spots to No. 18 after suffering its first loss of the season at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish jumped six places to No. 15.
No. 22 Air Force vaulted into the rankings by beating rival Wyoming to stay undefeated.
Oregon State moved up three spots to No. 12, the Beavers’ best rankings since reaching No. 7 in 2012.
Alabama held steady at No. 11 after beating Arkansas, extending its streak of being out of the top 10 to five weeks.
The Crimson Tide dropped out for the first time since 2015 on Sept. 17, when they fell to a season-low No. 13 after a sloppy performance in a victory over South Florida.
Alabama has won five straight since a Week 2 loss to Texas, but it hasn’t been able to get back into the top 10.
The Tide have not spent this much of a season out of the top 10 since 2007, Nick Saban’s first as coach, when Alabama finished 7-6.
The Tide are positioned to either get back into the top 10 or slip even farther next week when they host No. 17 Tennessee. After that, Alabama has a week off before hosting No. 19 LSU.
Alabama has not been out of the top 15 since Nov. 28, 2010, when the Tide lost to Auburn in their regular-season finale to fall to No. 17 at 9-3.
Air Force has finished 10-3 in each of the last two seasons, both times fueled by late winning streaks, but failed to make an appearance in the AP Top 25.
Now the Falcons are 6-0 for the first time since 2002 and ranked for the first time since the last three Top 25s of the 2019 season. Air Force finished that season 11-2 and No. 22 in the country.
The other teams to move into the Top 25 have been here earlier in the season.
– No. 20 Missouri bounced right back into the rankings after winning at Kentucky.
– No. 23 Tulane (5-1) is back after beating American Athletic Conference rival Memphis on Friday night.
– No. 24 Iowa (6-1) returns after seizing control of the Big Ten West by beating Wisconsin.
Dropping out this week were Washington State, Kansas, Kentucky and Miami, all of which lost for the second time this season.
SEC – 6 (Nos. 1, 11, 13, 17, 19, 20).
Pac-12 – 6 (Nos. 5, 9, 12, 14, 18, 25).
Big Ten – 4 (Nos. 2, 3, 7, 24).
ACC – 4 (Nos. 4, 10, 16, 21).
Big 12 – 2 (Nos. 6, 8).
American – 1 (No. 23).
Mountain West – 1 (No. 22).
Independent – 1 (No. 15).
No. 7 Penn State at No. 3 Ohio State. Seventh straight meeting with both teams ranked.
No. 17 Tennessee at No. 11 Alabama. Consecutive seasons with both teams ranked for the Third Saturday in October rivalry. That hasn’t happened since 1995-96.
No. 16 Duke at No. 4 Florida State. Only two ranked meetings previously and the Seminoles won them both by a combined 77 points.
No. 14 Utah at No. 18 USC. Third straight meeting with both teams ranked after the Utes won both last year to take the Pac-12 title.
MONTGOMERY SHUTS OUT ASTROS, TAVERAS HOMERS AS RANGERS GET 2-0 WIN IN GAME 1 OF ALCS
HOUSTON (AP) Jordan Montgomery outdueled Justin Verlander and the Texas Rangers received a big boost from their youngest player to open the AL Championship Series with a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday night.
Montgomery pitched five-hit ball over 6 1/3 innings, Leody Taveras provided a two-run lead with his solo homer in the fifth and the Rangers remained perfect in the postseason at 6-0.
Evan Carter, a rookie who just turned 21 on Aug. 29, doubled and scored in the second and made two nifty defensive plays in left field. He’s shined this postseason after not making his major league debut until Sept. 8.
“He just has so much confidence,” Texas manager Bruce Bochy said. “He’s got the youthful enthusiasm and he’s just excited to be here. He’s not in awe of anything, just no fear in this kid since he’s come up.”
In the ALCS for the first time since back-to-back appearances in 2010-11, the Rangers swept the Rays in the Wild Card Series and the Orioles in the Division Series. The winning streak followed loses in their previous six playoff games against Toronto in the ALDS in 2015 and 2016.
“We just found a way to get a couple of runs across the board,” Bochy said. “That was the difference in the game, obviously. But our guy was really good, Monty, terrific job he did. And he got in a couple of jams there and found a way to get out of it.”
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Monday in Houston.
The defending champion Astros, in the ALCS for a seventh straight year, had a tough time getting anything going against Montgomery. The top four batters in Houston’s lineup were 2 for 12 with five strikeouts against the left-hander. Slugger Yordan Alvarez struck out against him three times.
“Overall, just didn’t do enough tonight, offensively,” Houston third baseman Alex Bregman said. “I thought J.V. threw the ball tremendously, but we need to string together some better at-bats.”
Houston’s offensive woes came after it hit 16 homers and outscored the Rangers 39-10 in a three-game sweep in September. Things were much different in the first postseason meeting between these in-state rivals as they managed just five singles.
“Sometime you’ve got to say: ‘Hey, the guy threw a great game tonight against us, excellent game,’” manager Dusty Baker said. “And they say good pitching beats good hitting, but when you don’t hit, everybody wants to know what’s wrong. There’s not a whole bunch to say. He threw a real good game against us.”
Montgomery has been great in the last month, allowing just two earned runs over 27 innings in his last four starts of regular season, and posting a 2.08 ERA in three postseason starts.
Verlander allowed two runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings to mark the first time this postseason where both starters pitched into the seventh. It was the 36th postseason start for Verlander and the MLB-record 14th time he’s started a playoff series opener.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner threw 47 fastballs, getting 27 swings without a single swing and miss.
Verlander said the defending champs aren’t concerned after falling into an early hole in the series.
“We lost Game 1 in the World Series last year,” he said. “We’ve lost Game 1 of some playoff series before. And that’s the great thing about this team. Obviously nobody is sitting in the locker room right now happy. But it’s very matter of fact, okay. We just got punched, how do you answer?”
Alvarez stranded two in the third with an inning ending strikeout and Martín Maldonado left the bases loaded when he struck out in the fourth.
Josh Sborz walked Jose Altuve starting the eighth and was replaced by Aroldis Chapman. The Rangers turned a double play when Carter made a great grab on the track on a ball hit by Bregman and Altuve was called out for not retouching second base when he retreated to first after Carter’s catch.
Altuve initially called safe, but the Rangers challenged the ruling and it was overturned in a video review. Alvarez following with an inning-ending groundout.
Carter had robbed Bregman of a hit with one out in the first. He sprinted before leaping to make the catch and crashing into the scoreboard wall in left field and knocking out one of squares.
“Oh, my gosh. This is so much fun,” Carter said. “That’s just all I think about. Where else would I want to be. This is awesome. I’m just trying to keep my feet grounded and just keep rolling with this team . It’s been a lot of fun.”
Jose Leclerc struck out one in a perfect ninth for the save and the Rangers’ second shutout of the playoff. Texas’ bullpen has a 1.86 ERA in the playoffs after ranking 24th at 4.77 during the regular season.
Carter got things going for Texas with a hustle double on a grounder with one out in the second before scoring on a single by Jonah Heim. John Jung singled with two outs, Taveras walked to load the bases and Verlander limited the damage by retiring Marcus Semien on a fly ball.
Verlander had retired eight in a row when Taveras drove a hanging slider 398 feet into the seats in right field with one out in the fifth.
“Every one of their guys has the opportunity to beat you,” Verlander said. “You’ve got to be on your game one through nine. And if you’re not, they’ll make you pay.”
Houston LHP Framber Valdez (0-1, 10.38 ERA) opposes RHP Nathan Eovaldi (2-0, 1.32) in Game 2. Eovaldi grew up in suburban Houston and attended Alvin High School, which is also the alma mater of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.
“It’s awesome,” Eovaldi said. “I’m going to have a lot of friends and family here for the game. Anytime we’re in this stage in this moment right here, being this close to the World Series, it’s a big deal. Doesn’t matter where we’re playing at, it’s a big honor for us to be here.”
SCHERZER AND GRAY ADDED TO ALCS ROSTER AS RANGERS STARTERS AGAINST ASTROS
HOUSTON (AP) Texas Rangers starters Max Scherzer and Jon Gray were included on the roster for the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.
Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, has been out since Sept. 12 because of a muscle strain in his shoulder.
Scherzer, who was traded from the New York Mets this summer, said he was “ready to go” after throwing a bullpen session and participating in fielding drills Friday.
Gray returned after last pitching for the Rangers on Sept. 25. He had been dealing with tightness in his right wrist.
Manager Bruce Bochy indicated Scherzer will start Game 3 or 4.
“Max, we’re looking at him to start. We’ll look at how we get through this game. We can be flexible with Game 3 and 4 with him,” Bochy said before the ALCS opener. “If needed, tonight we could use him. … We’d like to stay away from him. But trust me, he’ll have his spikes on.”
Bochy said Gray isn’t stretched out and is expected to pitch out of the bullpen, but he didn’t completely rule out the right-hander maybe starting a game later in the series.
For the Astros, their only change from the Division Series was replacing outfielder Jake Meyers with right-handed reliever Ronel Blanco. Manager Dusty Baker announced Saturday that reliever Kendall Graveman will not be on the roster as he deals with discomfort in his right shoulder.
Astros general manager Dana Brown said Blanco provides length and flexibility in the bullpen and the team thought it needed go with 13 pitchers for the best-of-seven series. As for Graveman, who last pitched Sept. 30, the GM said he is getting better.
“This would be like if it was a regular season it would be a 10-day IL stint with maybe some extra time,” Brown said. “I think, from talking to Graveman, he feels a little bit better, just not good enough to go on this roster for this round. So I still think there’s hope, if we get beyond this, that it will be fine, he’ll be good to go.”
To make room for Scherzer and Gray, the Rangers removed left-hander Brock Burke and right-hander Matt Bush from the roster.
Scherzer is 7-7 with a 3.58 ERA in 27 postseason games that include 22 starts. When he appears for Rangers, it will be the fifth team he has pitched for in the postseason after Detroit, Washington, the Dodgers and the Mets.
While with Washington, he started Games 1 and 7 of the 2019 World Series against the Astros. He got the win in Game 1 and didn’t factor in the decision in Game 7, won by the Nationals at Minute Maid Park. He had a 3.60 ERA over 10 innings in that series.
He went 1-1 against Houston this season. He struck out eight and allowed one run in eight innings on June 19. But the Astros tagged him for seven runs, all of those coming on three homers, in three innings on Sept. 6.
Gray went 9-8 with a 4.12 ERA in 29 starts this season.
Each team has 13 position players and 13 pitchers on its roster.
KYLE LARSON EARNS SPOT IN NASCAR’S CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WITH VICTORY AT LAS VEGAS
LAS VEGAS (AP) Kyle Larson used a spectacular mid-race save, got a lightning fast final pit stop from his Hendrick Motorsports crew, then held off Christopher Bell at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway finish line to become the first driver locked into NASCAR’s championship finale.
The 2021 Cup champion earned the first of four spots in the Nov. 5 title-deciding finale with his win in Sunday’s opening race of the round of eight of NASCAR’s playoffs.
“Glad we don’t need to stress in the last two races,” said Larson.
Larson’s fourth win of the season was the most important: Hendrick Motorsports could theoretically coast through the next two weeks and focus mostly on preparing for the finale at Phoenix Raceway. Joey Logano won Las Vegas last year and parlayed the two weeks of prep time into a championship-clinching win at Phoenix.
There won’t be any rest for the No. 5 team, though.
“If we just say, ‘Hey, we’re going to cruise for the next two weeks,’ then you are not operating with the edge that I think you’re going to need to win it in Phoenix,” said crew chief Cliff Daniels. “There’s two more races to win, and the way I see this now is that we’re in the position, we get to play those races to win.”
Larson led 133 laps and beat Bell by 0.082 seconds.
He needed a pretty remarkable save in the second stage when his Chevy wiggled and Larson somehow escaped with only denting the rear corner of the car into the wall. It was a save that Daniels believes only Larson could pull off.
“I just tried to take a deep breath and really forget about that as quickly as possible and get refocused,” Larson said.
It kept him in contention and Larson claimed the lead on pit road when his crew had the fastest stop following a caution with 57 laps remaining. Bell had control of the race at that point but Larson was first off pit road.
Bell, who started on the pole in a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, was third after the pit stop. Passing seemed particularly difficult Sunday at Las Vegas, and Bell was sort of stuck following Larson for the rest of the race.
But he made a run at Larson over the final handful of laps, closing the gap each time by the flagstand. As they closed in on the checkered flag, Bell gave it one furious push inside of Larson but couldn’t beat him to the line.
“I don’t know what else I could have done,” a dejected Bell said. “I feel like that was my moment. That was my moment to make the final four and didn’t capture it. It would have been nice to lock in.”
Larson praised Bell, his longtime sprint car rival, for racing him cleanly to the finish line.
“I could see him coming in my mirror, for sure,” Larson said of Bell’s closing rate. “Thankfully, Christopher always races extremely clean. Could have got crazier than it did coming to the start/finish line. Thank you to him for racing with respect there.”
Kyle Busch, a Las Vegas native, finished third in a Chevrolet. He was followed by Brad Keselowski in a Ford and Ross Chastain in a Chevrolet. All three were eliminated from the playoffs last Sunday at Charlotte.
The next five spots went to playoff drivers as Ryan Blaney was sixth for Team Penske but was disqualified after the race because the left front shock on his Ford did not meet the overall specified length.
That moved Larson teammate William Byron to sixth and he was followed by Tyler Reddick in a Toyota for 23XI Racing, JGR drivers Martin Truex Jr. and Denny Hamlin. Chris Buescher, in a Ford for RFK Racing, was the lowest-finishing playoff driver in 10th.
Blaney dropped to last in the race.
A win in any of the three playoff races this round earns an automatic berth into the championship finale. The remaining slots are filled based on the points standings.
Bell, Reddick, Blaney and Buescher are the four drivers below the cutline.
LARSON’S BUSY WEEK
The win capped a week for Larson in which he won a sprint car championship and began his preparations for next year’s Indianapolis 500. Larson plans to run both the Indy 500 and NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 next May and on Thursday completed the rookie orientation program at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
He’s entering the Indy 500 in a joint entry between Hendrick Motorsports and McLaren and with boss Rick Hendrick looking on, Larson turned 72 laps with a fast lap of 217.898 mph.
Before he got to Indy, Larson on Tuesday night won the inaugural High Limit Sprint Car Series championship at Lincoln Park Speedway in Greencastle, Indiana. Larson founded the series with his brother-in-law Brad Sweet, the four-time World of Outlaws Series champion.
“It’s been a memorable week, maybe a little crazier than normal, but my weeks are usually crazy,” Larson said.
TRUEX CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE
Truex won the regular season title but has had a terrible playoffs and is barely hanging on to a shot to win a second Cup title.
His ninth-place finish Sunday was his best through seven playoff races. Prior to Las Vegas, he didn’t finish higher than 17th in the first six playoff races.
He started the day slumping with seven consecutive finishes outside the top 15, his worst streak since 2009, and Truex at first seemed destined to another miserable race.
Truex said he struggled with his Toyota in traffic, and when a strategy not to pit at the end of the first stage with the rest of the field backfired, he found himself mired deep in the field.
“It was just trying to figure out how to minimize the damage,” Truex said. “It was an uphill battle, but luckily at the end, we were able to have a couple of better restarts and at least maintain, and then work our way forward from there. All-in-all, it was OK.”
NASCAR goes to Homestead-Miami Speedway next Sunday for the middle race in the round of eight. Larson is the defending race winner.
JONES AND STEWART HELP LIBERTY AVOID SWEEP, TAKE GAME 3 OF WNBA FINALS, BEAT ACES 87-73
NEW YORK (AP) Jonquel Jones and the New York Liberty wouldn’t let the season end just yet.
She scored 27 points and Breanna Stewart added 20 to help the New York Liberty beat the Las Vegas Aces 87-73 on Sunday in the WNBA Finals and force a Game 4.
“I was doing whatever I can to make sure this team gets the win,” Jones said.
New York struggled in the first two games against the Aces in Las Vegas, but the Liberty found their shooting touch in Game 3 behind Jones, who hit four of the team’s 13 3-pointers.
“She was huge for us,” Liberty coach Sandy Brondello said of Jones, who came to the Liberty in a trade in the offseason. “Those 3’s changed the moment of the game a bit. The ball went in. Other games the ball weren’t going in for us. We got back to our identity. Proud of the effort and commitment and connection we had. Now we’ve got to do it again.”
This was the Liberty’s first win in the WNBA Finals since Teresa Weatherspoon’s half-court shot in Game 2 against Houston in 1999. The Aces are up 2-1 in the best-of-five series and Game 4 is Wednesday night in New York.
The Liberty led by three at halftime before scoring the first eight points of the third quarter to take a double-digit lead, bringing the crowd of 17,143 to its feet. They led 61-50 after three quarters.
Behind A’ja Wilson, the Aces got to within six before Stewart hit a turnaround jumper and Betnijah Laney stole the ball from Jackie Young at half court and made a layup to extend the lead back to 10.
Las Vegas didn’t challenge the rest of the way and star guard Chelsea Gray went back to the locker room midway through the fourth quarter after inuring her foot.
“I can’t give you an update, I’ll let you know when we know,” Las Vegas coach Becky Hammon said.
Kelsey Plum scored 29 points and Wilson added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Aces, who are looking to become the first team to win consecutive titles since the 2001-02 Los Angeles Sparks. That came on the heels of the Houston Comets winning the WNBA’s first four championships.
“This is a good team we’re talking about, obviously a different feeling in their place,” Wilson said of the Liberty. “We still have a chance to take care of business.”
The Aces had won their first seven games this postseason by an average of 17.3 points. They were looking to become the first team to go 8-0 in a WNBA postseason and the first to not lose a game since Seattle in 2020.
The first two games of the series, as well as the four regular-season meetings, were all blowouts, with the closest game being a nine-point win by New York on Aug. 28. That was the last loss the Aces had until Sunday.
New York had stretches of playing well in the first half, buoyed by the sellout crowd that included NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as well as basketball greats Dawn Staley, Sue Bird and Tony Parker. The Liberty extended their lead to 41-34 on Jones’ layup with 2:27 left in the half before the Aces got within 43-40 at the break. Jones had 16 points in the first half while Plum scored 15.
This was the first WNBA Finals game in New York since 2002, when the Liberty were swept by the Sparks. Hammon was playing on that New York squad and remembers how excited the city was amid the team’s success. No New York basketball team in either the NBA or WNBA has made it that far since.
“This is New York City, this is a basketball mecca. It’s good when all the sports teams do good. The Nets, the Knicks, the Liberty,” Hammon said. “It’s a basketball town. Fans here, they want and expect good basketball. When you don’t put it on the floor, they’ll let you know about it, too.”
Liberty greats Vickie Johnson, Crystal Robinson, Sue Wicks and Weatherspoon, who played with Hammon on New York’s previous Finals teams, were all in attendance and received a loud ovation from the crowd when they were introduced in the third quarter. New York’s coach at that time, Richie Adubato, was also in the crowd.
Weatherspoon walked by the media scrum postgame with Sabrina Ionescu and shook her hand.
The Finals brought out celebrities from all walks of life, including musician Joan Jett, actors Jason Sudeikis and Michael Shannon and journalist Robin Roberts. Lil’ Kim performed at halftime.
BRADY TKACHUK SCORES 2 AGAIN AS SENATORS BEAT LIGHTNING 5-2
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Brady Tkachuk had his second two-goal game as the Ottawa Senators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Sunday night.
Mathieu Joseph, Vladimir Tarasenko and Tim Stützle also scored, while Joonas Korpisalo stopped 22 shots to get his first win with the Senators, who won got their second victory in two nights.
“Two games of playing our type of hockey,” Tkachuk said. “That’s just been our goal. We don’t care about wins or losses, it’s just how quickly we get to our game. I think we’ve shown that we’re starting to find it now, and I think we’re going to keep building on it.”
Anthony Cirelli and Tanner Jeannot each scored for the Lightning, and Matt Tomkins had 33 saves in his NHL debut.
Both teams had played Saturday with the Senators beating Philadelphia 5-2, while Tampa Bay fell 6-4 to Detroit.
Leading 3-2, Tkachuk was able to give the Senators some breathing room midway through the third period when he beat Darren Raddysh in a race and scored five-hole on Tomkins. Stützle added an empty-net goal, with Korpisalo picking up the secondary assist.
“Winning is exciting,” Tarasenko said. “We had a lot of talks before the season. When you win, everything is different. Like, the mood is different, you know, the atmosphere and confidence level.”
Ottawa outshot Tampa Bay 17-3 in the first period, scoring the opening goal for the third straight game when Tarasenko got a backhanded pass from Ridly Greig and beat Tomkins from down low 7:02 into the game.
“People are going to sit there and look at the first period and say oh my god, they just have 17- 3 or whatever it was,” Lightning coach Jon Cooper said, “but we’re looking at chances that actually have a chance of going into the net and pucks I guess directed at the net that have a chance, but we didn’t feel like we gave them a whole lot.”
Tomkins weathered the early onslaught and looked solid.
“(Tomkins) was unbelievable,” Cirelli said. “You know from the first puck drop he made huge saves and kept us in that game the whole game. Huge credit to him the way he came in here and he made saves and played really well.”
The Lightning tied it in the opening minute of the second as Cirelli crossed to the front of the net uncontested and roofed a shot over Korpisalo.
Midway through the period, Raddysh blocked Tkachuk’s shot and dropped allowing the Senators’ captain to grab the loose puck and make it 2-1 at 8:48.
Tampa Bay tied it again with 7 minutes left in the middle period when Jeannot capitalized on the rebound of a shot by Victor Hedman.
“The two goals they score, we give them tap-ins there,” Ottawa coach D.J. Smith said. “And that’s hard for a goalie sometimes, but give our guys credit, give the (defense) credit, we came out ready to play, we held the chances down, but certainly we have to manage those big-time breakdowns.”
With just under a minute to play in the second, Tarasenko picked off a drop pass by Tampa Bay’s Nick Perbix and passed it to Joseph, fired it into the top corner to put Ottawa ahead again.
“It was just a tough goal to give up with a minute left and we had tired D out there and again, they catch a break,” Cooper said. “You know, they try and force the puck in, we got a stick on it and it goes right to Joseph and it’s in the net.
“Tkachuk’s goal (Raddysh) blocks it and it goes right on his stick, but we put ourselves in those situations and they capitalized so you know good on them for that.”
Cooper coached his 800th NHL game Sunday. He has a 481-252-67 record. … Ottawa’s Parker Kelly played in his 100th NHL game Sunday.
Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos did not play. He is listed day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
SEEING FAMILIAR FACES
Austin Watson returned to Ottawa to face his former team after signing a one-year deal with the Lightning in the offseason.
Lightning: At Buffalo on Tuesday night.
Senators: Host Washington on Wednesday night.
VATRANO SCORES 3 GOALS, MINTYUKOV GETS FIRST NHL GOAL AS DUCKS DEFEAT HURRICANES 6-3 IN HOME OPENER
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Frank Vatrano scored three goals for his fourth career hat trick, Pavel Mintyukov got his first NHL goal and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 Sunday for their eighth straight victory in a home opener.
Anaheim is tied with Boston and Toronto for the longest active winning streaks in home openers. The Ducks have also earned points in each of their last 11 Honda Center debuts since 2013 (10-0-1).
“It was awesome. Obviously it’s great to get a hat trick but it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t win the game,” said Vatrano, who had a career-high 41 points last season. “From top to bottom tonight, goaltending, defense, a lot of milestones tonight as well.”
Cam Fowler had a goal and an assist, and Sam Carrick also scored as Anaheim took a 3-0 lead less than 13 minutes into the game. The Ducks were clinging to a one-goal lead late in the third before putting it away with a pair of empty-net goals, including Vatrano’s at 18:41.
Ryan Strome and Mason McTavish each had two assists, and Lukas Dostal made 32 saves for Anaheim.
It was the first victory for Anaheim coach Greg Cronin, hired during the offseason after five seasons behind the bench for the Colorado Avalanche’s AHL affiliate.
Cronin said he was concerned how the Ducks might come out after a 4-1 loss in their season opener at Vegas on Saturday night, but he was impressed with the energy they had, especially early in the game.
“I thought the crowd played a big role in getting us on our toes early. We could have scored a few more goals in the second period but we got a little bit behind the eight ball with penalties,” he said. “They threw everything at us in the third period but we did a good job of weathering the storm.”
Teuvo Teravainen had two goals – giving him four in Carolina’s first three games – and Martin Necas also scored. Antti Raanta stopped 19 shots.
“We just dug ourselves too much of a hole,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “I credit the guys for figuring out a way to get back into it.”
Vatrano gave the Ducks a 2-0 lead when his wrist shot from the right faceoff circle went between Raanta’s legs and into the net. The goal was also Anaheim’s second in a span of 99 seconds after Carrick got the Ducks on the scoreboard 6:52 into the game.
Mintyukov, the 10th overall pick in the 2022 draft, made it 3-0 with 7:54 left in the first. The Russian defenseman got a backhand pass from Jackson LaCombe and put a wrist shot by Raanta, who was out of position.
At 19 years, 324 days, Mintyukov is the fifth youngest defenseman in the franchise’s 30-year history to score his first goal. It was also LaCombe’s first NHL point, making it the fifth time in NHL history that two defensemen recorded their first career goal and first assist on the same play. The last time it happened was in 2019 by Adam Fox and Ryan Lindgren of the New York Rangers.
“LaCombe gave me an empty-net pass, so I had to tap it in,” Mintyukov said.
Teravainen got the Hurricanes to 3-1 early in the second period when he went top shelf after batting the puck to the ice when it took a strange bounce off the boards.
Vatrano then made it 4-1 at 16:44 of the second period with a wrist shot after getting the pass from Strome behind the net.
Teravainen had a slap shot from just inside the blue line on the power play at 3:01 of the third period to make it 4-2.
Necas scored on the power play to pull Carolina within one with 4:31 remaining.
“We always play good defense but gave up too many odd-man rushes. We still came back but we have to start better than that,” Necas said.
Hurricanes: At San Jose on Tuesday night.
Anaheim: Host Dallas on Thursday night.
TOM KIM WINS IN LAS VEGAS FOR THE 2ND TIME IN THE SAME PGA TOUR SEASON
LAS VEGAS (AP) Tom Kim now has something in common with Byron Nelson as the only players to have won the same PGA Tour event twice in the same season.
Kim successfully defended his title Sunday in the Shriners Children’s Open when he closed with a 5-under 66 to emerge from a pack of a dozen players who had a chance in the final hour. Kim wound up winning by one shot over Adam Hadwin, who birded the final hole for a 67.
Kim now has three PGA Tour titles in the last 15 months, at 21 the youngest player since Tiger Woods in 1997 to have three tour wins.
“I really felt confident in myself,” Kim said. “I knew that if I did me I was going to be able to do it. I’m stoked to get this one.”
He won in Las Vegas a year ago, beating Patrick Cantlay in a playoff at the TPC Summerlin, when the Shiners Children’s Open was early in the season. Now, the Las Vegas event is still part of the same season because the PGA Tour goes to a calendar season starting in 2024.
Nelson won the San Francisco Open in January 1944, and the same tournament in December of 1944, both times at Harding Park.
This one was up for grabs until Kim seized control on the par-5 16th.
With an hour left in the tournament, there was a six-way tie for the lead and 12 players were separated by a single shot. The key stretch at the TPC Summerlin was holes No. 13 through No. 16, which ranked as four of the five easiest holes in the final round.
Taylor Pendrith was tied for the lead with a birdie on the 13th, but had to settle for pars the rest of that stretch. K.H. Lee made all pars.
Then, it became a two-man race between Kim and Hadwin, playing in the final group with Kim holding a one-shot advantage.
Both birdied the 13th, Hadwin with a 35-foot birdie putt that rimmed all the way around the cup before dropping. Both birdied the reachable par-4 15th, Kim with a tough up-and-down and birdie putt from 12 feet, Hadwin narrowly missing a 25-foot eagle attempt.
It turned on the par-5 16th. Kim hit to the fat of the green in two, 50 feet away for eagle. Hadwin knew he missed his shot right after contact and it came up well short and into the water. Hadwin missed a 6-foot par putt after his penalty drop, and Kim three-putted – he had to make a 5-footer on his third one – for par.
“I completely whiffed it, up and out of it, and unfortunately one of my worst swings of the day at the least opportune time,” Hadwin said.
“I feel like you dump it in the water there on 16, and I certainly by no means gave the tournament, but I would have liked to have hit a more quality golf shot and put a little bit more pressure on Tom coming down the stretch.”
That gave Kim a two-shot lead with two to play, and he closed with solid pars. Kim finished at 20-under 264.
Eric Cole boosted his bid to be PGA Tour rookie of the year by closing with a 62 to finish two behind, along with Alex Noren (65), J.T. Poston (66) and Pendrith (67). Pendrith came into Las Vegas at No. 123 in the FedEx Cup and was projected to move to No. 90, all but assuring a full card for 2024.
Ludvig Aberg, who made his Ryder Cup debut two weeks ago, also shot 62 and tied for 13th.
Kim, born in South Korea and raised primarily in Australia, won for the first time in 2023. He had a hot run last summer that included victories in the Wyndham Championship and in Las Vegas, followed by a dynamic debut in the Presidents Cup.
But he said he felt the pressure to live up to the expectations, and it turned this year into a grind. He was a distant runner-up in the British Open, though he injured his ankle during the week that kept him from defending his title in the Wyndham Championship.
“It’s been a grind trying to figure it out,” Kim said. “My first full season, trying to live up to expectations of a great year. It’s been humbling sometimes.”
The victory moves Kim to No. 11 in the world ranking.
Isaiah Salinda, who got into Las Vegas as a Monday qualifier, had a 63-67 weekend and tied for seventh, which gets him into the next full PGA Tour event Nov. 2-5 in Mexico.
ANGEL YIN WINS LPGA SHANGHAI TOURNAMENT FOR MAIDEN TOUR TITLE
SHANGHAI (AP) American Solheim Cup player Angel Yin defeated top-ranked Lilia Vu on the first playoff hole to win the LPGA Shanghai tournament on Sunday for her first tour win.
Both Yin and Vu finished at 14-under 274 on the Qizhong Garden Golf Club course forcing a playoff, where Yin made a birdie at the par-4 18th after Vu had narrowly missed her 20-foot birdie putt.
It was 25-year-old Yin’s first victory in her 159th start and she shared a warm embrace with compatriot Vu on her breakthrough win.
“It’s not easy to win. (I’m) just very grateful,” Yin said. “Honestly, 18 that bunker where I was in, anything could have happened, but I was very fortunate to have a very good lie and was able to hit a good shot and everything played out the way it played out.
“It’s been a special week.”
Yin was tied with Maja Stark for the overnight lead at 12 under and on Sunday shot a 70, with three birdies and a lone bogey on the 6th.
Vu shot a 4-under 68, with six birdies and two bogeys, and was the clubhouse leader at 14-under, until Yin birdied the par-5 17th and then made par on the final hole to force a playoff.
“I made a lot of mistakes today, to be honest, and I felt like this was definitely not my A-game, but I knew that the more I play the golf course the better I get at it, and I knew I had a good chance today,” Vu said. “Today was just Angel’s day. I’m happy for her.”
Five players finished in a tie for third at 13 under: South Korea’s Choi Hye-jin who shot a 64, Thai pair Pavarisa Yoktuan (70) and Ariya Jutanugarn (69), Yu Liu (68) and Esther Henseleit (68).
Maja Stark, who was joint overnight leader with Yin, had a frustrating day as she made an even par round to finish in a tie for 8th with a 12-under 276.
Two-time defending champion Danielle Kang of the United States shot 71 to finish five strokes back in a tie for 17th at 9 under.
The event, the LPGA’s first return to China since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is the start of a four-tournament Asia swing, with later stops in South Korea, Malaysia and Japan.
INDIANA RELEASES/TOP HEADLINES
JAGUARS BEAT MINSHEW AND THE COLTS 37-20 FOR THEIR 9TH CONSECUTIVE HOME VICTORY IN THE SERIES
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Trevor Lawrence walked through the locker room and to the postgame podium without a limp or anything on his injured left knee.
It was the latest positive sign for a franchise that suddenly looks like a legit contender in the AFC.
Lawrence threw for two touchdowns before leaving late, Travis Etienne ran for a pair of scores and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat Indianapolis 37-20 on Sunday for their third consecutive victory. It was the Colts’ ninth straight road loss in the series.
Coming off back-to-back victories overseas, the Jaguars (4-2) spent all week hoping to avoid a “London hangover.” They responded with their most lopsided victory of the season.
Lawrence’s injury dampened the celebration, especially with a Thursday night game at New Orleans looming, but the Jaguars feel like they now know who they are and how to win in 2023.
“I think it’s a glimpse of what we can be,” coach Doug Pederson said. “There are still some areas that we have to clean up, obviously. The team really in these last three weeks kind of figured some things out, figured out who we are as a football team. That’s exciting to see. They really embraced that.”
Pederson defended the play call that ended with Lawrence getting sacked and injured. Lawrence twisted his knee with 3:10 remaining and Jacksonville up 14 points, raising questions about whether he should have been on the field or why he was passing on third down in field-goal range.
Lawrence rolled left and was sacked by Samson Ebukam for a 17-yard loss. He was slow to get up.
“Look, is there a little bit of risk there to run your quarterback? Yes,” Pederson said. “But at the same time, the reward is you get the first down, and you stay on the field and ice the game in those situations. Definitely wouldn’t change the scenario or the situation. We can coach that a little bit better and ask him maybe to go down a little bit sooner.”
Lawrence got checked out on the sideline and stayed on the field for postgame handshakes and interviews.
“I’m feeling OK,” he said. “Going to get it checked out tonight and see what’s going on. I feel pretty good, walking around all right. Can’t really say much now. I want to make sure everything checks out.”
The Jaguars pretty much had the victory in hand by the third quarter when Lawrence connected with rookie tight end Brenton Strange for a 10-yard strike and put Jacksonville ahead 31-6.
Lawrence also found Christian Kirk for a 29-yard score in the second. Etienne scored on runs of 2 and 22 yards early in the same quarter.
The Colts (3-3) had hoped to end a head-scratching road skid against Jacksonville that started in 2015. But Gardner Minshew, getting the start in place of injured rookie Anthony Richardson, turned the ball over four times in his return to Jacksonville.
“It’s definitely tough to come back here and play like that,” said Minshew, a sixth-round draft pick by the Jags in 2019.
Minshew fumbled once and threw three interceptions. He completed 33 of 55 passes for 329 yards, with a touchdown to Josh Downs. All of the INTs were thrown almost directly at defenders, surely reminding Jaguars fans of his limitations that showed up while losing his final seven starts in 2020.
Jacksonville now leads the NFL with 15 takeaways, with Josh Allen forcing the early fumble and Andre Cisco, Rayshawn Jenkins and Darious Williams getting picks.
“We got ourselves in a hole there with the turnovers,” Indy coach Shane Steichen said. “We got to do better there. It starts with myself, doing a better job there. … I’ve got to be better.”
Jonathan Taylor ran eight times for 19 yards, a slightly increased workload from his season debut a week earlier. He also caught five passes for 46 yards.
Still, Zack Moss scored on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter and finished with similar numbers.
Richardson made the trip to Jacksonville, the NFL venue closest to his hometown in Gainesville, and watched from the sideline while wearing a sling on his right arm and a headset to listen to plays. Richardson suffered a sprained AC joint last week against Tennessee.
Colts receiver Alex Pierce (left knee) was ruled out late. Rookie cornerback JuJu Brents left briefly with a cut on his nose in the third quarter. He was flagged for pass interference on his first play back in the game.
Jaguars CB Tyson Campbell (right hamstring) and RG Brandon Scherff (left ankle) were injured in the second quarter and did not return.
Colts: Host Cleveland next Sunday.
Jaguars: Play at New Orleans on Thursday night. Jacksonville has lost all three games in the Big Easy.
GAME PREVIEW: PACERS VS HAWKS
After a competitive intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday at FanJam presented by Gainbridge, the Pacers will take the court at Gainbridge Fieldhouse for the first time this season against another team on Monday, when they host the Atlanta Hawks for a preseason contest.
All-Star guard Tyrese
All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton is expected to make his preseason debut on Monday after sitting out Indiana’s first two exhibitions in Memphis and Houston last week. The Pacers elected to give Haliburton some deserved rest after competing the FIBA World Cup with USA Basketball last month, but he played in the scrimmage at FanJam and appears ready to start ramping up for the regular season.
Second-year guard Andrew Nembhard is unlikely to play on Monday as he works his way back from a kidney stone that prevented him from traveling on Indiana’s road trip. Nembhard is close to returning, but has yet to participate in live action in practice.
The Hawks are a perfect 3-0 on the preseason after sweeping a trio of games last week in Atlanta against the Cavaliers, Grizzlies, and Pelicans.
Atlanta went 41-41 last season, the first for the backcourt pairing of Trae Young and Dejounte Murray, who the Hawks acquired in a blockbuster deal with San Antonio in the summer of 2022. The duo combined to average 46.7 points and 16.3 assists last year.
The Hawks doubled down on the pairing by signing Murray to a four-year extension in July. They also traded away power forward John Collins, who had started over 300 games for Atlanta over the last six seasons. Collins’ departure should free up more minutes for players like fourth-year forward Saddiq Bey, who the Hawks acquired from Detroit at the trade deadline last year and shot 40 percent from 3-point range over 25 games with Atlanta.
Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Bruce Brown, F – Bennedict Mathurin, F – Obi Toppin, C – Myles Turner
Hawks: G – Trae Young, G – Dejounte Murray, F – Bogdan Bogdanovic, F – Onyeka Okongwu, C – Bruno Fernando
March 25, 2023: Jordan Nwora set a franchise record with 25 points in the second quarter, but the Hawks pulled away in the second half for a 143-140 win over the Pacers in Atlanta.
Nwora finished with a team-high 33 points and seven rebounds, going 12-for-18 from the field, 4-for-7 from 3-point range, and 5-for-5 from the free throw line.
The Pacers appeared in great position to come away with a victory when Trae Young was ejected during a timeout with 7:25 remaining in the third quarter and the scored tied at 84. But Atlanta instead was galvanized by the moment, outscoring Indiana 41-23 over the next 12 minutes and never relinquishing the lead again.
Eight Pacers finished in double figures, including Tyrese Haliburton, who collected a double-double with 19 points and 13 assists. But it wasn’t enough to overcome a 143-point outburst from the Hawks, who tallied 76 points in the paint and also went 15-for-30 from 3-point range.
John Collins had a team-high 21 points for Atlanta on 9-of-12 shooting. Dejounte Murray (20 points and 12 assists) and Clint Capela (17 points and 17 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles, while Saddiq Bey tallied 18 points and six rebounds off the bench.
After spending the past two seasons as an assistant for the Pacers, Ronald Nored joined Quin Snyder’s staff in Atlanta over the summer.
Veteran guard Wesley Matthews, who joined the Pacers for the second half of the 2018-19 season, signed with the Hawks in July.
After having a winning record at home for 31 consecutive seasons from 1989-2020, the Pacers have had a losing record at Gainbridge Fieldhouse each of the past three seasons, a streak they are hoping to snap in 2023-24.
Broadcast Information (TV and Radio Listings >>)
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The Pacers tip off the 2023-24 regular season on Opening Night presented by Kroger against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 7:00 PM ET.
INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL
FIVE-STAR F LIAM MCNEELEY COMMITS TO INDIANA
Liam McNeeley, a five-star small forward prospect in the Class of 2024, committed to play for Indiana on Sunday.
McNeeley is the No. 13 overall player in the recruiting cycle and the No. 5 small forward, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
McNeeley chose coach Mike Woodson and the Hoosiers over Kansas, his only other finalist. He is the first player to commit to Indiana for 2024.
Known as a long-range shooter, McNeeley averaged 16.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game on the Nike EYBL Circuit earlier this year. He is listed at 6-foot-7, 190 pounds and will play his senior year of high school basketball at Montverde Academy in Florida.
McNeeley announced his commitment at halftime of a Border League high school tournament game Sunday afternoon on ESPN.
“Indiana has been recruiting me the longest and they have been the most consistent,” McNeeley told ESPN. They have never wavered during the process. That has meant a lot to me.”
INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
GERSTENBERG SHATTERS SHUTOUT RECORDS; COFFIELD’S PENALTY KICK LEADS NO. 25 INDIANA PAST RV MICHIGAN, 1-0
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Freshmen defender Piper Coffield converts on her second penalty kick of the season to lead No. 25 Indiana over RV Michigan at Bill Armstrong Stadium on a cold Sunday afternoon. Junior goalkeeper Jamie Gerstenberg picked up her 10th shutout this season and the 24th of her career, setting two program records.
• The Hoosiers (11-1-4, 5-1-2 B1G) and the Wolverines were even going into the half each with five shots. Junior midfielder Sydney Masur and senior midfielder Anna Bennett provided Indiana with two chances in the half as they IU defense held Michigan (7-5-3, 3-4-1 B1G) to just one.
• Indiana picked up the pace in the second half. In the 46th minute, Paige Webber had a great opportunity on a feed from midfielder Sofia Black, but it hit off the right side post going just wide of the net.
• Bennett fired a shot on goal in the 52nd minute followed by another chance from junior defender Camille Hamm in the 54th minute but couldn’t get anything past U-M’s keeper.
• Coffield converted on a penalty kick in the 61st minute after Michigan was called for a handball in the box.
• The defenses would battle it out, but Gerstenberg and Indiana backline held off the Wolverines attack holding them to zero shots on goal in the last 29 minutes of play.
GOALS: Piper Coffield (61′)
• Indiana outshot Michigan 6-2 in shots on goal. They held the Wolverines to one shot each half.
• Seven Hoosiers recorded a shot in the win. Webber led the team with three shots while Masur, Bennett and Marisa Grzesiak recorded two each.
• Gerstenberg earned her 24th career shutout and her 10th this season setting both program records in career and single season cleansheets. She tallied two saves in the win over the Wolverines.
• Coffield scored her third goal of the season.
Indiana head coach Erwin van Bennekom
“Credit to Michigan as they made it hard for us. We didn’t really know how they were going to set up formation-wise. Tactically, we had to make some adjustments. I thought the first half they were the better team. We didn’t get pressure on the ball and didn’t really do much. We made a couple of tactical tweaks and changes, but also in terms of effort and the intensity we put into the game. I thought we stepped it up in the second. I told the team that our depth from the bench won us the game, players like Abbey Iler, Paige Droner, Ava Akeel, Sofia Black, Olivia Albert and Hope Paredes. We had a lot of players come off the bench and really do an unbelievable job for us. Our depth is what won us the game. We had a couple of people not on their game today, but we had a lot of people step up. So, I won’t say great game but a great result for the team.”
Indiana will travel to the east coast for another ranked match up at No. 4 Penn State on Thursday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on B1G+.
INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER
HENDERLONG, HOOSIERS SEIZE THREE POINTS, THIRD STRAIGHT WIN
BLOOMINGTON — Karsen Henderlong’s 82nd-minute goal pushed Indiana men’s soccer (6-3-4, 2-1-2 B1G) past Ohio State (3-5-5, 1-3-1 B1G) in a 2-1 victory Sunday (Oct. 15) on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
The win was IU’s third consecutive victory and second straight in the Big Ten. Indiana now sits fourth in the league with eight points, just two points behind co-leaders Northwestern, Penn State and Michigan State.
Senior defender Joey Maher gave Indiana its first lead in the 16th minute, converting a penalty won by junior forward Samuel Sarver. Ohio State equalized in the 66th minutes from its lone shot on goal, deflected past IU senior goalkeeper JT Harms. Henderlong’s third goal in four games was the difference in the 82nd minute, assisted by Maher and Sarver.
• 16′ – An incisive through ball in transition from junior forward Tommy Mihalic found Sarver past his mark. Sarver carried towards the end line but was taken down as he cut back. Maher stepped up out to take and cooly placed the go-ahead goal into the side netting.
• 21′ – Indiana’s nearly doubled its lead moments later from a turnover deep in Ohio State’s half. Senior defender Hugo Bacharach took the ball away and carried into space in front of him before firing just wide.
• 50′ – Mihalic cracked a shot from the top of the box that forced a save from redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Max Trejo, going to his left.
• 65′ – OSU had a flurry of attempts from distance go well wide or high, but senior Deylen Dellios connected with one well from 20 yards that deflected off an IU defender and past the reach of Harms.
• 82′ – Indiana retook the lead from a goal started again by Sarver. The junior carried from the touchline towards the middle of the field and swung a ball in. Maher got a touch at the top of the box, and it fell to Henderlong around the penalty spot. Henderlong quickly got it on his left foot and fired into the near post.
• With its third consecutive victory, Indiana is so far undefeated in October at 3-0-1.
• IU’s record against Ohio State improved to 49-5-4. The Hoosiers have won eight of their last nine against the Buckeyes.
• With his assist of Henderlong’s winner, Sarver earned his second assist in as many matches and fourth goal contribution in three matches.
• Henderlong has scored three goals in his last four matches including both games this week. The fifth-year senior has scored 27 goals in his career.
• With the goal and assist, Maher earned his first points of the season as well as his first-career assist.
Indiana continues Big Ten Conference play at Maryland on Friday (Oct. 20). The Hoosiers have three conference matches remaining to challenge for the regular season title.
HUDSON POSTS 19 KILLS IN PURDUE’S 3-1 VICTORY AT OHIO STATE
COLUMBUS, Ohio – After trailing in Set 4 and fending off three set points, No. 15 Purdue grinded out a gutsy 3-1 victory at Ohio State (25-19, 17-25, 25-21, 28-26).
A balanced offensive attack included four Boilermakers in double-digit kills, including sophomore Eva Hudson’s team-leading 19 kills and freshman Grace Heaney’s errorless 13 kills (.542 attack %). As a team, the Boilermakers hit .304% in the match, marking the second time during Big Ten play Purdue has hit .300 or above and the fifth time this season. As a team, Purdue recorded 66 kills, a season-high and the most by Purdue in a Big Ten match since 2018 (last: 74 vs. Iowa on 11/17/18).
With the result, Purdue improves to 11-6 (5-3 Big Ten) while Ohio State falls to 7-10 (4-4 Big Ten).
Up next, Purdue will look to even the series vs. Indiana on Wednesday at Holloway Gymnasium. The match will be streamed on B1G+ at 7 p.m . ET. Then, Purdue will travel to No. 13 Penn State for a Sunday 1 p.m. ET showing on FS1.
Purdue trailed in Set 4. 12-17 before fighting back with a 9-1 run to take the 21-18 lead.
Setter Taylor Anderson dished out 51 assists in the victory, a Big Ten season-high and just shy of her career-best of 56, set vs. SMU in non-conference play.
Eva Hudson posted 19 kills in the win, eight coming in the final set, including the match-winning kill.
Libero Maddie Schermerhorn totaled 16 digs, half of which (eight) came in Set 4.
Despite a slow start for the Boilermakers in Set 1 trailing 2-6 to open the match, Purdue out-hit Ohio State in the opening frame .417% and a 73.7% sideout. Five Boilermakers were errorless in the set.
Purdue recorded seven blocks in Set 3, including three by the Raven Colvin and Grace Heaney duo in Purdue’s final four points to win the set, 25-21.
Grace Heaney recorded a career-high 13 kills on an errorless 24 attacks. The Boilermaker was errorless through the first three sets and ended the day with .542 hitting % to lead the team.
Purdue totaled 11.5 team blocks while holding Ohio State to six.
The win marked the first for the Boilermakers at the Covelli Center since the 2020 season (played in March of 2021).
PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER
BOILERMAKERS FALL ON THE ROAD
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Purdue soccer team lost a 2-1 contest at Illinois on Sunday afternoon in Champaign, Illinois.
On a cool afternoon at Demirjian Park that featured periods of sunshine and light rain, the Fighting Illini took a 1-0 lead in the third minute, but the Boilermakers answered right back with the equalizing goal in the 16th minute. U of I scored again in the 53rd minute and the visitors could not find the tying goal a second time.
Purdue’s goal was scored by sophomore forward Brooke Haarala, the first of her career. Senior midfielder Emily Mathews picked up the assist, which is her fifth in 2023 and the 21st of her career. That moves her into sole possession of No. 4 on Purdue’s all-time career assist list, passing Kellie Phillips, who had 20 from 2008-11. Next on the list is 2023 Purdue Athletics Hall of Famer Lauren Sesselmann’s 22 from 2001-05. Mathews’ 21 assists are the most by a Boilermaker since Maddy Williams notched a record 26 from 2013-17.
Nine of Purdue’s 17 goals in 2023 have come from different players, and five of those are first career goals.
The Boilermakers (3-11-2, 0-6-2 Big Ten) had 12 shots, six on goal, and the Fighting Illini (6-6-3, 2-4-2 Big Ten) recorded 18 shots and 11 on target. U of I held a 7-5 advantage in corner kicks and both teams were called for eight fouls. Today marked the 13th time in 16 games this year that the Purdue defense allowed two or fewer goals.
Senior goalkeeper Charlotte Cyr stopped a season-best nine shots, and her Illinois counterpart made five saves. Mathews led the team with three shots, all on goal. Mathews and Haarala were two of four Boilermakers with a shot on goal.
Illinois scored its first goal at 2:22, as Lia Howard found the back of the net from Sydney Stephens. The goal came after the home side earned a corner kick and Cyr notched her first save within the opening two minutes.
Purdue’s first chance came in the 10th minute off a shot high by redshirt junior midfielder Victoria Kevdzija. Less than forty seconds later, Cyr made her second save of the day.
Freshman forward Lauren Omholt had a shot go left of the goal in the 14th minute, and a pair of Purdue corner kicks followed.
The second corner kick was what set up the goal. Off the foot of Mathews, it was short of the near post, but Haarala sent the ball back to her as she came in from the corner. Mathews then fired another shot in towards the near post that was poked out by Illinois’ keeper. That ball fell to Haarala, who delivered a close-range shot in through several pairs of legs on the near post.
Haarala’s goal at 15:46 made it a 1-1 game.
An Illinois shot off target was the only chance for either team in the next 10 minutes before junior forward Megan Hutchinson fired a shot that went left of the post in the 25th minute. Mathews had another chance two minutes later that was saved to set up a corner kick. Off that free kick, junior midfielder Abigail Roy recorded a shot that went over the crossbar.
Purdue’s chances continued when freshman defender Zoe Cuneio sent a ball high in the 30th minute.
Cyr’s third save of the half was a great one that came in the 32nd minute as she stopped a one-on-one breakaway chance.
Sophomore forward Naomi Splittorff received a centering ball from the right side by sophomore forward Kayla Budish, but her shot from inside the penalty area was saved. That opportunity, in the 38th minute, was Purdue’s last of the half. Illinois sent a pair of shots high in the 40th and 45th minutes to conclude the first half of action.
Through 45 minutes, Purdue was out-shot 10-8 and the home side held a 4-2 advantage in shots on goal.
The second half began with an early save by Cyr, followed by a pair of Illinois corners in the first minute-plus. The Boilermakers then had several chances of their own in the final third, but they could not register a shot.
Cyr made another nice save in the 52nd minute before U of I regained the lead at 52:11. Makala Woods scored, with assists going to Mya Archibald and Howard.
Two more saves by Cyr followed in the 59th and 61st minutes before Mathews sent a shot towards the bottom left of the goal that was saved.
Senior forward Zoie Allen fired a shot in from the top of the box in the 72nd minute. The chance, which was saved after it was deflected, began with a pass in from Budish.
The eighth save of Cyr’s day saw her have to leap up high to prevent a high arching shot from falling just under the crossbar in the 74th minute.
Mathews forced the Illini keeper to dive to her right for her fifth save in the 78th minute. The play began with Omholt, who sent a pass to Splittorff from the right side, and then Splittorff centered the ball to Mathews.
Cyr’s ninth save came in the 86th minute, and sophomore defender Sabrina Blount recorded the game’s final shot, which did not reach the goal, in the final minute.
Up next, Purdue plays its final road game of the regular season at Nebraska on Thursday, October 19. Kickoff in Lincoln is slated for 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT. The Boilermakers are then back home for the regular-season finale on Sunday, October 22, against Minnesota. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET at Folk Field, and admission is free for all fans to the contest.
BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER
DEFENSE DOMINATES IN MATCH FEATURING BULLDOGS AND HUSKIES
INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler women’s soccer team featured its defense in a 0-0 draw with visiting UConn. Bulldogs (5-6-5, 1-2-4 BIG EAST) and Huskies (6-3-5, 3-1-3 BIG EAST) each earned a point in the conference standings, and Butler’s Anna Pierce earned her third solo shutout of the season.
31′ | A long UConn service from the right side finds the Huskies’ Chioma Okafor on the left side. Her hard shot from eight yards out is saved by Anna Pierce.
39′ | Becky Dean feeds Abigail Isger as she advances into the area. Isger’s low shot, on frame, just misses going under the UConn keeper.
64′ | A UConn service from the left side leads to an on-frame header that is saved by Pierce.
89′ | Norah Jacomen sends a cross to Talia Sommer in front of the goal. Talia turns on the ball at the 18 and strikes a rocket that sails just over the crossbar.
Butler Points Summary
Anna Pierce made six saves in the contest, matching her career high. The shutout was her third solo clean sheet of the season and the sixth of her career.
Talia Sommer (3) and Abigail Isger (2) each had multiple shots in the match. Six additional Bulldogs produced a shot, with Isger and Becky Dean each having one on goal.
The physical contest included 29 fouls combined, though no player was cautioned.
Butler hosts Seton Hall on Thursday, Oct. 19, and then travels to No. 22 Georgetown.
IUPUI WOMEN’S SOCCER
JAGUARS EARN ROAD RESULT AT MILWAUKEE IN 2-2 DRAW
MILWAUKEE – The IUPUI women’s soccer team earned a critical road point on Sunday (Oct. 15) as they played the league’s top team, Milwaukee, to a 2-2 draw at Engelmann Stadium. Caroline Kelley and Emma Antoine tallied goals for the Jaguars while Leah Shumate and Lindsey Castillo collected assists.
Redshirt junior Ashton Kudlo was strong between the posts, registering seven stops before being forced to leave the game late due to injury.
“It’s always important to get a point on the road, but even more important when you’re playing a team at the top of the conference standings,” Kelley said. “It’s great to come home with a point and lessons that we can learn from to successfully finish the regular season.
“Our team showed a lot of fight today and I think it will help carry us into a far postseason run.”
IUPUI (9-3-4, 3-1-4 HL) drew first blood in the 14th minute when Kelley redirected Shumate’s corner kick over MKE’s Kendall Edwards for her sixth score of the year. The lead stood until the 59th minute when MKE’s Jenni Andjelic snuck a shot inside the back post off a feed from Lainey Higgins.
The Jaguars had an immediate answer, scoring less than three minutes later, thanks in part to a Milwaukee turnover. IUPUI dispossessed a Milwaukee defender deep in their own territory, leading to Castillo delivering a well placed cross into danger. Antoine was able to get on the connecting end for her fifth score of the season.
However, IUPUI was unable to get the lead to the finish line as the Panthers (9-2-4, 6-0-2 HL) got an equalizer in the 81st minute. Milwaukee’s Clara Broecker popped a shot over the charging Kudlo off Senya Meurer’s through ball. The Jaguars’ defenders hesitated momentarily, looking for an offsides flag, allowing Broecker an easy finish over Kudlo, who came up lame on the play and was immediately relieved by sophomore Cailynn Junk.
IUPUI went back on the front foot down the stretch, including earning a pair of corner kicks in the closing two minutes, but were unable to break the tie. Each side closed with 50 percent possession while Milwaukee outshot the Jaguars 13-11 overall and 12-6 on frame. IUPUI finished with a 5-4 edge on corner kicks.
Junk made one save in her 10 minutes of relief work and the IUPUI defense was credited with a pair of team saves.
IUPUI will return to action next Saturday (Oct. 21) when the Jaguars take on Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa., at 3:00 p.m.
NOTRE DAME SWIMMING
IRISH SPLIT HOME OPENER WITH PURDUE
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Several hundred people showed up to the Rolfs Aquatics Center on Friday night for Notre Dame versus Purdue, and they were greeted with an exciting performance from both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. The Irish men ultimately won their meet, 177-123 to moved to 2-0 on the year, while the women narrowly fell 165-135 and moved to 0-2.
In total, the Irish men put up four 1-2 finishes and Chris Guiliano and Tommy Janton were quadruple winners. The two shared relay victories in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay. Guiliano won the 50 (19.64) and 100 freestyle (42.86), while Janton won the 200 freestyle (1:38.25) and 200 backstroke (1:43.26).
The Irish depth was on full display in the 100 backstroke. Janton did not swim his signature event, and Notre Dame still took first, second, third and fourth (Marcus Gentry, Tanner Filion, Kaden Smesko and Lucas Logue).
Finally, graduate Cason Wilburn won the 100 butterfly (47.74), and sophomore Tate Bacon won the 200 butterfly (1:47.43). Sophomore Dillon Edge rounded out the individual first-place performances with a 1:49.10 victory in the 200 IM.
Ben Nguyen and Carlo Lopez Hernandez were the Irish’s lone male divers on Friday. Lopez Hernandez took second in the 1-meter (337.05), and Nguyen took second in the 3-meter (367.65).
On the women’s side, the night started with a victory in the 200 medley relay composed of Jessica Geriane, Ellie Jew, Lente Geelen and Madelyn Christman. Geelen, Geriane, Christman and Peyton D’Emanuele ended the meet with a win in the 400 freestyle relay as well.
Between the relays, four Irish won individual events: Lente Geelen (100 backstroke, 55.06), Grace Brenneman (50 freestyle, 23.55), Madelyn Christman (100 freestyle, 51.19) and Ellie Jew (200 breaststroke, 2:17.83). Geriane had a nice meet overall, winning the two aforementioned relays and taking second in the 50 freestyle (23.63) and 100 backstroke (55.09).
Calie Brady was Notre Dame’s best diver on Friday, taking third in the 1-meter (290.40) and second in the 3-meter (344.33).
After a week of fall break training coming up, Notre Dame hosts Pittsburgh and Penn State at the Rolfs Aquatics Center on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s competition begins at 3 p.m.
BALL STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
SOCCER BATTLES TO 2-2 DRAW WITH OHIO
MUNCIE, Ind. – – On a cold, blustery Sunday afternoon at the Briner Sports Complex, redshirt junior goalkeeper
Bethany Moser registered a career-high 12 saves to help the Ball State soccer team secure a 2-2 draw versus Ohio.
Looking to stay alive in the hunt for one of six spots in the 2023 MAC Soccer Championship, the visiting Bobcats (4-6-5; 2-3-3 MAC) pressured the Cardinals (7-5-3; 5-0-3 MAC) early with the match’s first seven shots, four of which were on goal and saved by Moser.
“Bethany continues to be steady and continues to be solid for us,” head coach Josh Rife said about his goalkeeper. “There were a few shots that were a little more testing, but credit to her as she continues to play well for us.”
However, Ball State picked up its pace starting in the 20th minute and went on to score the first goal courtesy of the right foot of senior forward Avery Fenchel who tallied her team-leading 11th goal of the season in the 22nd minute.
Junior forward Lexi Fraley set up the goal at the top of the attacking third by finding sophomore forward Delaney Caldwell streaking down the left sideline. Caldwell, then served the ball into the goal area and Fenchel finished.
Unfortunately, a bit of back luck struck the Cardinals in the 35th minute as an Ohio free kick from midfield found the hand of a Ball State defender in the penalty box to set up a match-tying penalty kick.
The score remained tied until the 58th minute when another beautiful pass, this time from junior defender Alex McPhee on Ball State’s side of the center circle, once again found a streaking Caldwell on the left edge of the penalty area. Caldwell then passed it to Fraley in the middle, who struck the ball into the bottom right corner of the net.
Fraley’s goal was her eight of the season, to go along with her third assist on the opening goal, and gave Ball State a 2-1 edge. Caldwell picked up her second assist of the day, and fourth of the season, while McPhee’s helper was her first of the year.
Ohio would battle back, however, scoring the equalizer in the 66th minute. The Bobcats would keep the pressure on the rest of the way, with Moser making six more saves over the final 13 minutes to help BSU secure the draw.
Overall, the team’s tallied a combined 39 shots on the day, including 16 from Ball State. Nine of the Cardinals’ shots found the net, with Ohio keeper Celeste Sloma making nine saves.
“There’s still everything to play for,” Rife added. “That was the long talk we had after the match. If we want Thursday to be our last road trip of the season we have to refocus and find another gear as we close out the regular season to ensure that. No one has locked up a position in the conference tournament yet, so we still have work to do. We can’t take our foot off the pedal; we can’t just be content with where we’re at. We must continue to be persistent moving forward.”
Ball State will play its final road match of the 2023 regular season Thursday when it travels to Northern Illinois for a 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT kickoff.
BALL STATE MEN’S TENNIS
MEN’S TENNIS WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND AT ITA OHIO VALLEY REGIONAL
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Ball State men’s tennis team turned in a successful four days of competition at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Ohio Valley Regional. The Cardinals ended play Sunday after the duo of Mason Tran and Jacks Lancaster fell to Vanderbilt in the semifinal round of the main doubles draw.
Tran and Lancaster seemed to connect on all cylinders in doubles play winning four matches to reach the semifinals against the twosome of Nathan Cox and Jeremie Casabon of Vanderbilt. Although Tran and Lancaster played a highly contested match ultimately the duo would fall by a score of 7-5, 6-1.
“Mason and Jacks had a great tournament,” Ball State head coach Bill Richards said. “To reach the final four in our tough Ohio Valley Region is a tremendous accomplishment. They played at a high level winning four matches to get to the semifinals. We played a great first set today and couldn’t convert on any of the five set points we had, and I give credit to Vanderbilt as they maintained their momentum in the second set and played extremely well.”
The Ball State men’s tennis team will take a slight break before it closes out fall play at the MAC Indoors which will be hosted by Western Michigan in Kalamazoo the weekend of Nov. 3-5.
INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
MULLEN, HELLING SCORE AS SYCAMORES TOP ILLINOIS STATE ON SENIOR DAY
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Caitlin Mullen and Maddie Helling both scored, while Isabella Hunter posted a pair of assists as Indiana State celebrated Senior Day at Memorial Stadium with a 2-0 win over Illinois State on Sunday afternoon.
Hunter sent the ball into Mackenzie Kent midway through the first half and the junior forward tapped it to Mullen on the top of the box to set up the first Indiana State (2-6-8, 1-4-3) goal. Mullen launched from 22 yards out over the hands of Illinois State (3-7-4, 1-4-3) keeper Audrey Brown to give the Sycamores the 1-0 lead in the 28th minute.
Indiana State continued to press in the second half as Hunter connected on a corner kick in the 53rd minute of the match. The cross sailed over the scrum in front of the net and landed at the feet of an unmarked Helling in front of the back post. The Sycamore defender one-timed the shot into the lower corner of the net to give the Sycamores the 2-0 lead.
The Sycamores continued to press throughout the final 30 minutes of the match and held possession throughout the second half in preventing the Redbirds from coming back. ISU held the 12-7 shots edge in the game and the 9-3 advantage in corner kicks overall.
Indiana State recognized 2023 seniors Maddie Alexander, Katie Yankey, Carly Hudnall, Carlie Jensen, Isabella Hunter, Audrey Stephens, Kloe Pettigrew, and Sasha Thompson in a pregame ceremony prior to kickoff.
The Sycamores dictated the tempo of the match early with Hunter firing her first shot of the match 37 seconds into play, while ISU was called offsides twice in the first five minutes. Hunter fired her second shot toward the net in the 16th minute and Helling added an attempt in the 27th before Mullen found the back of the net to give Indiana State the early 1-0 lead.
The second half mirrored the first as Indiana State’s offense continued its aggressive attack on the net. Chloe Tesny posted her first shot on target in the match in the 48th minute as the Sycamores continued to pepper the net. Helling’s goal in the 53rd minute gave the Sycamores a 2-0 advantage and ISU nearly made it a three-goal game in the 72nd minute, but the attack setup between Kent and Emma Elliott was not able to connect inside the box.
Alexander posted her sixth shutout of the season and third in the last four matches for Indiana State. The Sycamore goalkeeper recorded two saves over the seven Illinois State shots to keep the Redbirds off the board in the win.
Hunter recorded the first multi-assist game of her collegiate career on Sunday to go with a match-high three shots. Alexa Mackey and Helling also had two shots apiece.
Katherine Ashley had two shots for Illinois State with one on target to lead the Redbirds. Brown finished with two saves in goal in the loss.
The Sycamores snapped the longest scoreless streak in program history (seven matches) on Sunday afternoon as Indiana State enhanced its chances of qualifying for the 2023 MVC Tournament. Indiana State is tied for ninth in the MVC standings, trailing Evansville and Belmotn for the final spots in the Valley Championships with two matches to play.
Indiana State makes the trip to Evansville, Ind. on Thursday night as the Sycamores take on the Evansville Purple Aces in Valley play. Kickoff at Arad McCutchan Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET
PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S SOCCER
‘DONS INCHES AWAY FROM WIN, SETTLE FOR SENIOR DAY DRAW AGAINST WRIGHT STATE
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – With two shots that hit off the woodwork in the final 90 seconds, the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s soccer team nearly topped Wright State, but left the Hefner Soccer Complex with a 1-1 tie on Sunday (Oct. 15).
Tied at one, Alexis Purdy charged down the field and hit the right post on the second shot of her career. Kelsey Gallagher then found the rebound and hit the crossbar. The ball went straight down and looked as though it landed on the line, but was ruled a no-goal.
Prior to the game, the Mastodons honored true seniors Allison Adams, Lizzie Haub, Rylee Vruggink, Zoe Greenhalge and Alyssa Weisbrodt for their Senior Day. The ‘Dons rounded out the starting 11 with six fifth- or sixth-year players for a complete Senior Day: Madde Elliott, Mackenzie Evans, Isabelle Wissel, Gallagher, Morgan Reitano and Samantha Castaneda.
Gallagher put the Mastodons in a good position early on, scoring a goal in the firsteight minutes. Reitano and Wissel found Gallagher streaking through the middle of the field to score.
Wright State responded with a goal in the 22nd minute, when Olivia Mace scored off a corner kick. Caitlin Burger and Kaitlyn Eyink were credited with assists on the goal.
The two teams were dead even with 12 shots each. Wright State had a 6-3 edge in shots on goal, but the ‘Dons had a 3-2 advantage in corner kicks.
Castaneda came up with five saves. With her next save, she will become the program’s all-time leader in saves.
Purdue Fort Wayne is now 5-6-6 and 2-3-4 in the Horizon League. Wright State is second in the league now with a 4-2-2 league record, 6-5-4 overall. The Mastodons have 10 points in the HL table, needing a win in the regular season finale and some help to qualify for the Horizon League Championship. The ‘Dons are at IUPUI on October 25.
EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S SOCCER
LEAGUE-LEADING DRAKE HOLDS OFF UE, 1-0
DES MOINES, Iowa – The homestanding Drake University Bulldogs used a first-half goal to hold off the visiting University of Evansville women’s soccer team on Sunday for a 1-0 victory in the first-ever women’s soccer match at Mediacom Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Drake forward Layla Kelbel was able to collect a nifty flick on from fellow striker Emma Nagel and chipped it over UE goalkeeper Myia Danek in the 30th minute to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. The goal was Kelbel’s fifth of the season.
In the second half, Evansville created multiple opportunities to try and equalize, but could not find the back of the net. In the 51st minute, freshman forward Brooklyn Robinson found space in the penalty area on the right side, but missed outside of the post. Then, in the 65th minute, Drake used a team save on a blast from UE junior midfielder Reese Simmons and another block on a shot from freshman forward A’Liyah Warrick. Simmons also had a left-footed blast from just above the penalty area in the 88th minute that was saved by Drake goalkeeper Addie Ford.
Danek kept UE in the match with key saves in the 76th and 79th minutes. Overall, Danek recorded five saves for UE. Simmons led the UE offense with three shots, including two on goal.
With the victory, Drake remains in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference with 19 points with a 10-3-3 overall record and 6-1-1 MVC mark. Evansville, meanwhile, sits in eighth place in the Valley with eight points on a 1-5-8 overall record and 1-2-5 conference mark. Evansville will now return to Arad McCutchan Stadium for the final two matches of the regular-season this week against Indiana State (2-6-8, 1-4-3 MVC) on Thursday night at 6 p.m. and Missouri State (10-1-5, 5-0-3 MVC) on Sunday at noon. A victory by Evansville on Thursday night could potentially clinch a spot for UE in the MVC Tournament, as the Purple Aces sit two points ahead of both Indiana State and Illinois State for the eighth and final spot in the Valley Tournament. Both matches this week can be seen live on ESPN+.
SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
USI EARNS POINT WITH SCRAPPY EFFORT AGAINST UT MARTIN
MARTIN, Tenn. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer earned a point on the road Sunday afternoon after a scrappy effort against the University of Tennessee at Martin led to a 1-1 draw.
The offenses became the story early with a high-shooting start to the contest. USI fired the game’s first two shots in the first three minutes before UT Martin launched the next six shots over the next six minutes. The Skyhawks scored on their sixth shot of the match in the 10th minute to take an early 1-0 advantage. UT Martin’s Izzy Patterson took a shot that snuck over the outstretched arm of USI redshirt freshman goalkeeper
Anna Markland (Hoover, Alabama) and into the top half of the net.
Both defenses and goalkeepers were kept busy in the opening half. The two sides combined for 21 first-half shots, nine for USI and 12 for UT Martin. Markland made four first-half saves, and freshman midfielder Greta Ohlwein (Chicago, Illinois) had three shots in the first half for USI. The Skyhawks took the 1-0 lead into halftime.
The Screaming Eagles ramped up the pressure to start the second half, leading to a match-tying goal in the 55th minute. Senior midfielder Avery Schone (Galena, Ohio) gained possession near the center line and played a long pass toward the left side of the box where Ohlwein slipped the ball past UT Martin’s goalkeeper into the net. For Ohlwein, it was her first career goal, becoming the sixth different Screaming Eagle to score a career first this season. In the few minutes that followed the tying goal, USI threatened with three more shots toward the goal but was kept out.
UT Martin applied some attacking pressure midway into the second half, getting a few looks of their own, including a free kick just outside the top of the box that Markland saved. Southern Indiana’s defense remained solid by blocking shots and forcing a few wide of the net to keep the match level at one. In the final five minutes, the Eagles ripped four shots looking for the potential go-ahead goal. Freshman midfielder Lydia Bordfeld (Evansville, Indiana) had two good looks out of the final four shots for USI, getting one blocked and the other saved by the Skyhawks’ goalkeeper.
The feisty shootout featured 41 combined shots, including a season-high 21 shot attempts by Southern Indiana. USI outshot UT Martin 12-8 in the second 45 minutes. Both teams placed six shots on target. Individually, USI had seven players take multiple shot attempts. Ohlwein and sophomore midfielder Peyton Murphy (Bargersville, Indiana) had four shots each. Senior midfielder Paige Vanek (St. Charles, Missouri) had three attempts and two on goal. Markland totaled five saves between the posts.
Sunday’s tie extended the Screaming Eagles’ unbeaten streak to a season-best five matches. USI is now 3-0-2 in the last five contests. Additionally, USI has also earned a result in nine of the last 10 matches, going 4-1-5 during that stretch. On the season, Southern Indiana moved to 4-6-6 overall and 3-1-3 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Eagles are in third place in the OVC with 12 points heading into the final week of the regular season. An opportunity to host during the first weekend of the 2023 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament or even earn a double-bye into the semifinals is a possibility for USI going into the last week. The Skyhawks are now 5-7-4 this season with a 2-2-3 conference record. UT Martin is fifth in the OVC standings with nine points.
Up next, the Screaming Eagles will return to Strassweg Field for the regular season home finale Thursday at 7 p.m. against Southeast Missouri State University. The match can be seen with a subscription to ESPN+.
SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER
EAGLES, FLAMES FIGHT TO 1-1 TIE
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana sophomore forward Ednilson Voiles (Haiti) scored with 1:01 left and senior goalkeeper Braden Matthews (Princton, Indiana) made a match-saving save with five second remaining as the Screaming Eagles earned a 1-1 tie with Liberty University Sunday afternoon at Strassweg Field. The Eagles go to 1-9-3 overall and 0-3-3 in the OVC, while the Flames are 8-4-1, 3-2-1 OVC.
USI and Liberty battle back and forth across the field for the first 45 minutes with the Flames coming out with the 1-0 lead at the break. USI senior forward Zach Barton (St. Louis, Missouri) had the best shots for the Eagles during the first half, putting a pair on-goal.
Liberty took a first half lead at the 43:36 mark when a shot ricocheted off the post and into the back of goal for the only tally of the first 45.
In the second half, Matthews and the Eagles’ defense kept the Flames off the scoreboard throughout the final 45 minutes and set the stage for Voiles in the final minutes. Voiles got the ball on the right side of the attacking end and crossed the field, beating a pair of Liberty defenders, before sending a laser into the lower left hand corner of the goal.
The Flames tried to rally in the final minute and nearly got the match-winner, but Matthews had his fourth save of game in his back pocket, knocking the final shot of the match out of bounds to preserve the tie.
NEXT UP FOR USI:
The Eagles conclude the homestand Thursday when it hosts Eastern Illinois University for a 3 p.m. contest. EIU, which is slated to play Chicago State University this afternoon at 3 p.m., entered today’s action with a 2-8-2 overall record, 1-4-0 OVC.
The Eagles took last year’s meeting, 3-2, in Charleston, Illinois, in Summit League action, but the Panthers lead the all-time series, 8-2-0.
VALPO WOMEN’S SOCCER
SOCCER FALLS TO BELMONT ON SENIOR DAY
The Valpo soccer team celebrated the six members of its senior class on Senior Day prior to its match on Sunday afternoon, but once the contest got underway, visiting Belmont spoiled the festivities with a pair of goals late in the first half that were the difference in a 2-0 Bruins victory.
How It Happened
Valpo was on the front foot early, forcing Belmont goalkeeper Sarah Doyle into a number of early saves. Perhaps the Beacons’ best chance was a ninth-minute strike from senior Kelsie James (Carmel, Ind./Carmel) which looked positioned for the upper central part of the goal before Doyle turned it away.
Belmont opened the scoring in the 33rd minute on a goal from Maci Pekmezian, assisted by Natalie Haverland and Olivia Walker.
The Bruins doubled their advantage just over four minutes later off a free kick by Avery Nowak that Loren House scored on.
Trailing 2-0 coming out of the locker room, Valpo kept the pressure on the Bruins throughout the entirety of the final 45 minutes, out-shooting Belmont 15-2 in the second half. But none of the Beacons’ efforts hit the back of the net — their closest shot was a sharp-angle shot by fifth-year Allie Anderson (Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton Warrenville South [Xavier]) in the 55th minute which came back off the crossbar.
Inside the Match
Prior to the match, Valpo honored the six members of its senior class — James, Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley), Lindsey DuSatko (Plainfield, Ill./North), Cassidy Eckstein (Carmel, Ind./Carmel), Aubrey Ramey (Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School [DePaul]) and Chase Ray (Bellevue, Ohio/Bellevue). Ramey joined the group this year after spending her first three seasons at DePaul, while the other five all came into the program as rookies in the spring 2021 season.
All six seniors were part of the starting lineup for the Beacons on Sunday.
Fifth-year center back Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) was part of the starting lineup once again, the 82nd match played and match started of her Valpo career. Norfolk moves into a tie for first in program history in both categories with Beth Muskovich, who played at Valpo from 1996 through 1999.
Valpo ended the match with a 24-9 advantage in shots and put seven shots on goal to the Bruins’ four.
Valpo (6-4-6, 2-2-4 MVC) closes out the regular season home schedule on Thursday night when the Beacons host UNI. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. and the match will be streamed live on ESPN+.
UINDY MEN’S TENNIS
ZEUCH FINISHES AS NATIONAL RUNNER-UP AT ITA CUP
INDIANAPOLIS – University of Indianapolis’ Tom Zeuch fell just short of an ITA Cup singles championship on Sunday. The graduate student out of Reiser, Germany saw his dominant run in Rome, Ga. end at the hands of Baptiste Mercier of Flagler in a 6-4, 7(7)-4(4) match.
INS & OUTS
Zeuch and Mercier kept it close in the first set, with it being 2-2 after the first four games. Mercier rolled off a pair of games to find a 4-2 advantage, one that Zeuch was unable to dig out of. He was able to bring it to 4-5 but an aggressive final game by the Flagler Saint put the nail in the first set.
Zeuch came out aggressive in the second set, jumping into a 4-1 advantage. Mercier refused to quit, eventually evening up the score at five-all. The pair traded games to force the tiebreak, with Mercier outlasting Zeuch for the 7-6 victory.
Officially, Zeuch will end his fall campaign with a national runner-up finish.
DAY 1-3 RECAP
On the first day, Zeuch saved some energy, making his opening match a swift victory with a 6-3, 6-0 win over Alexander Leischner of Point Loma.
Just a day later, Zeuch kept all the momentum behind him, capturing a big victory over Jacopo Denitto of Flagler. It was not the first meeting between the two as Zeuch had played Denitto in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament last season. Different year, same result. Zeuch had previously defeated Denitto 6-2, 6-2 in the prior year’s quarterfinals. This year, the German native clinched it in straight sets, 6-4, 6-2.
Now matched up with Adam Lynch of the NCAA DII National Champion Barry Buccaneers, Zeuch kept the past in the past, proving he was the better player winning 6-1, 6-4 to mark his trip to the finals and a chance at history.
UINDY MEN’S SOCCER
RANKED BATTLE AT KEY ENDS IN 0-0 DRAW
INDIANAPOLIS – On a cold and windy afternoon in Indianapolis, the No. 8-ranked University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team welcomed the No. 21-ranked Maryville Saints to Key Stadium. The bout of the top-25 team saw zero shots find the back of the net as the squads settled for a 0-0 tie after 90 minutes.
Kieran Brown once again manned the goal for the Hounds as the Kettering, Australia-native etched his second straight shutout as the goalkeeper.
INS & OUTS
The Greyhounds were the first to mount an offensive attack, with Kabiru Gafar muscling his way towards the net, with his shot just missing. Bobby Turner kept the pressure on with a header that was mere inches from the goal, but the Hounds had set the tempo of the contest early.
Action continued to be back and forth with Maryville recording a pair of shots and then UIndy responding with three of their own. Stellar defense by both ranked squads kept the score tied at 0-0 through the first 45 minutes.
Tensions continued to rise as both team vied for position in the second. Gafar and the Saints Gavin Kalish would collide and both be levied with yellow cards as the team continued to push into each other’s territory. Much like the first, the defense continued to shine for both squads as neither team allowed quality opportunities late into the contest. Gafar, once again, found a chance to attain the decider at the 88th minute, but it was to no avail as the clock hit zero with neither team breaking the tie.
UIndy moves to 8-0-4 on the season, still without a defeat on the year. The visiting Saints also walk away with their fourth tie of the season, moving to 8-2-4 with a 5-2-3 mark in conference play.
INSIDE THE BOX
– Alongside the clean sheet, Brown made five saves in the match.
– Roman Beko off the bench saw the most opportunities out of the Hounds, taking three shots in the draw.
– The defensive effort, minus Brown, was headed up by the defensive monsters of Pierre Lurot, Bobby Turner and Niklas Thanhofer, all who spent all 90 minutes on the pitch.
It’s a new foe for UIndy men’s soccer as they travel to Upper Iowa on Friday, Oct. 20 for their first meeting with the Peacocks in their new GLVC home. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. in Fayette, IA
UINDY WOMEN’S SOCCER
HOUNDS FALL TO GLVC-LEADER MARYVILLE
INDIANAPOLIS—The UIndy women’s soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision the GLVC-leading Maryville Sunday afternoon at Key Stadium. Receiving votes in latest DII coaches poll, the visiting Saints scored all three goals in the first half.
INS & OUTS
The scoring came early and often for the Saints, as at the 9th minute of action they buried their first in the back of the net. The goal-hungry Saints did not let down from there, sending two more shots towards net within the next three minutes, eventually cracking one between the goalposts at the 14th.
Trailing two early, the Hounds fought, developing one of their best attacks of the day which ended in a saved shot off the foot of Emma Lopp. The Hounds stayed physical, ending up with a yellow card on Mia Winters which the Saints capilizied on, marching down the field and scoring their third of the match.
After trailing big at the half, the Greyhounds attempted to find some momentum, but a stout defensive effort by the visitors kept the Hounds off the board and out of the match.
INSIDE THE BOX
– The Saints sent a staggering eight shots on goal, resulting in five saves for Sabrina Shaw.
– Fouls were not in favor of the Hounds, gettting called nine times to the Saints four.
– Rochelle Maxson, making her debut at centerback, saw 90 minutes of action alongside, Stepahnie Brady, Zy’aire Parker and Maddy Theis.
The regular season’s final road trip in on tap. The Greyhounds travel to GLVC-newcomer Upper Iowa this Friday, Oct. 20 before stopping off in Kirksville, Mo., to battle the Bulldogs of Truman State University on Sunday, Oct. 22.
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|Cleveland Browns||3||2||0||.600||0.5||95||77||3-1-0||0-1-0||2-2-0||1-2-0||1 W|
|Cincinnati Bengals||3||3||0||.500||1.0||100||127||2-1-0||1-2-0||0-3-0||0-2-0||2 W|
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|San Francisco 49ers||5||1||0||.833||0.0||184||87||3-0-0||2-1-0||4-0-0||2-0-0||1 L|
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|Los Angeles Rams||3||3||0||.500||2.0||138||117||1-2-0||2-1-0||2-2-0||2-1-0||1 W|
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|Minnesota Vikings||2||4||0||.333||3.0||129||135||0-3-0||2-1-0||2-2-0||1-0-0||1 W|
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TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1909 Behind the complete-game shutout thrown by Babe Adams, the Pirates beat the Tigers, 8-0, in the seventh and deciding game of the World Series. Pittsburgh wins its first Fall Classic in franchise history with the help of their rookie phenom, who also won Games 1 and 5.
1910 American League president Ban Johnson declares Tigers outfielder Ty Cobb the league’s batting champ after questioning Nap Lajoie’s suspicious multi-hit performance in a season-ending doubleheader against the Browns. With the Georgia Peach sitting out the last two games of the season, hoping to hold onto his thin lead, the Cleveland second baseman, with the St. Louis shortstop playing deeper than usual, collected eight hits, six of which were bunts.
1912 Fred Snodgrass’ 10th inning two-base error of pinch-hitter Clyde Engle’s routine pop fly in center field sets up the tying run en route to the 3-2 Red Sox victory over the Giants and a World Championship for Boston. The play, which becomes infamously known as “Snodgrass’ Muff,” is followed by his spectacular catch of a long drive hit by Tris Speaker, but the 20-year-old outfielder historically becomes known as the goat in the Fall Classic.
1939 The City of New York swears in Lou Gehrig as a member of the Parole Commission, with Mayor Fiorello La Guardia on hand. Although the term is for ten years, the former Yankee slugger will eventually become too ill to sign his name and asks for a leave of absence next year.
1949 Brooklyn does not renew Branch Rickey’s contract as president of the Dodgers. The ‘Mahatma’ will join the Pirates as the team’s executive vice president and general manager, with his son, Branch Jr., assuming the post of Pittsburgh’s vice president and farm system director.
1950 After five seasons at the helm, Eddie Dyer, who Marty Marion will eventually replace, resigns as the Cardinals manager. The former St. Louis skipper won a World Championship as a rookie pilot with the Redbirds in 1946, compiling an outstanding 446-325 (.578) record during his post-war tenure with the club that never included a losing season.
1957 With a year left on his contract, the Indians dismiss Hank Greenberg as general manager, citing the lack of fan support for the team’s former slugger. The disgruntled Hall of Famer, who remains on the Board of Directors, urges the team to move to Minneapolis before being bought out in 1958.
1957 The Giants extend Bill Rigney’s contract for two more seasons, making him the team’s first skipper in San Francisco. The former franchise infielder, an Alameda native, replaced Leo Durocher in 1956 while the team still played in New York.
1961 After he compiled a 234-199 record during his 14 seasons in Philadelphia, the Yankees purchase Robin Roberts from the Phillies for slightly more than the $20,000 league waiver price. The right-hander, who will not appear in a regular-season game for the Bronx Bombers, will be released in May, but on the same day, will sign as a free agent with the Orioles, staying with Baltimore until July 31, 1965.
1962 With the tying and winning runs in scoring position at Candlestick Park, second baseman Bobby Richardson snags Willie McCovey’s hard line drive for the final out of the World Series. The Yankees win Game 7, beating the Giants, 1-0, capturing the franchise’s 20th World Championship.
1964 After deliberating for four hours, the Indians’ Board of Directors decide to keep the team in the Forest City after exploring options to shift the franchise to Seattle, Oakland, or Dallas. The Tribe signs a ten-year lease to use Cleveland Stadium at a reduced rent, including an escape clause for the city and the club after any season.
1969 The Mets, thanks to Ron Swoboda’s double and two Oriole errors in the eighth inning, win their fourth straight World Series game to become World Champions. Jerry Koosman tosses a five-hitter, beating Baltimore 5-3 in Game 5, in a contest best remembered for manager Gil Hodges winning the ‘shoe polish’ argument.
1976 In Game 1 of the World Series against the Yankees, Dan Driessen, batting fifth in the Reds lineup, becomes the first National League player to be used as a designated hitter. The DH was not employed before this year’s Fall Classic, although the concept had been adopted and used in the American League since 1973.
1983 The Orioles win their fourth straight contest against the Phillies and take the World Series in five games. Scott McGregor pitches a five-hit complete game in the 5-0 victory at Veterans Stadium, and Eddie Murray hits two home runs.
1985 In Game 6 of the NLCS, Cardinal first baseman Jack Clark’s dramatic come-from-behind two-out, three-run home run in the ninth inning stuns a sold-out Dodger Stadium. St. Louis wins the game, 7-5, and captures the National League flag.
1985 The Royals, coming back from a 3 to 1 game deficit, capture their first American League pennant, beating the Blue Jays in Game 7 of the ALCS, 6-2. Dick Howser’s squad will beat the Cardinals to win the franchise’s first World Series championship.
1988 At Dodger Stadium, Don Baylor becomes the first player to participate in three consecutive World Series for three different teams when he pinch-hits in the eighth inning of the A’s 6-0 loss to L.A. in the second game of the Fall Classic. The 39-year-old veteran played with the pennant-winning Red Sox in 1986 and the World Champion Twins in 1987.
1990 The A’s ten-game postseason winning streak ends when the Reds take Game 1 of the World Series at Riverfront Stadium, 7-0. Reds’ outfielder Eric Davis becomes the 22nd player to hit a homer in his first Fall Classic at-bat.
1999 In a game slated to be a battle between the respective aces of each team, the Red Sox crush the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS, 13-1. The dream pitching duel between Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens at Fenway Park doesn’t materialize when the ‘Rocket’ fails to get out of the third inning, giving up five earned runs on six hits.
2000 In Game 5 of the NLCS, the Mets capture their fourth National League pennant when Mike Hampton throws a complete-game three-hit shutout, blanking the Cardinals at Shea Stadium, 7-0. Bobby Valentine’s team joins the 1997 Marlins as the only other wild-card team to advance to the World Series.
2001 Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson strikes out 11 batters en route to throwing a three-hitter, beating Greg Maddux and the Braves 2-0 in Game 1 of the NLCS. The matchup at Bank One Ballpark features starters who have collectively combined for 457 career victories and have won seven Cy Young Awards.
2003 In Game 7 of the ALCS, the Yankees capture their 39th American League pennant, beating the Red Sox, 6-5, thanks to Aaron Boone’s 11th inning home run at the Bronx ballpark. The defensive replacement becomes the fifth player to end a postseason series with a homer, joining Bill Mazeroski (’60 Pirates, WS Game 7 vs. Yankees), Chris Chambliss (’76 Yankees, ALCS Game 5 vs. Royals), Joe Carter (’93 Blue Jays, WS Game 6 vs. Phillies), and Todd Pratt (’99 Mets, NLDS Game 4 vs. Diamondbacks).
2005 The White Sox, after a 46-year absence from the Fall Classic, will represent the American League in the World Series. The Pale Hose’s starting rotation threw four consecutive complete-game victories against the Angels to capture the ALCS in five games to earn an opportunity to play for the World Championship for the first time since 1959.
2006 Former Manager of the Year (1995 and 2001 Mariners) Lou Piniella inks a three-year contract worth approximately $10 million, including an option for a fourth year to manage the Cubs. The 64-year-old fiery skipper replacing Dusty Baker (66-96) has a 1,519-1,420 record during his 18-year managerial tenure with the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and Devil Rays.
2006 After winning the AL West and sweeping the Twins in the ALDS, the A’s fire Ken Macha when the Tigers eliminate the team from the postseason. Oakland GM Billy Beane cites a lack of communication between the players and the manager, who compiled a 368-280 record and brought the team to the playoffs twice in his four-year tenure in the dugout.
2007 Bill Stoneman, citing he wants to spend more time with his wife, retires as the general manager of the Angels, a post he has held since the end of 1999. The 63-year-old executive, who was at the helm for the team’s only World Championship (2002), will remain with the club as a senior advisor.
2008 The first pitch of a potential Game 6 of the World Series will begin eight minutes later to accommodate Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama’s desire to purchase the 8-8:30 pm slot on the Fox network, the same airtime the campaign as CBS and NBC. The Tropicana Field game now has a scheduled start time of 8:35 pm.
2008 The Red Sox, behind 7-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, score eight runs in the three last frames to beat the Rays in Game 5 of the ALCS at Fenway Park, 8-7. Boston’s comeback victory is the biggest postseason rally since the 1929 A’s tallied ten times in the seventh inning to wipe out an eight-run deficit against the Cubs in their 10-8 victory in Game 4 of the World Series.
2010 The Rangers record their first playoff win at home in the franchise’s 50-year history when they take Game 2 of the ALDS, defeating the Yankees, 7-2. The victory in Arlington ends a ten-game postseason losing streak against New York, including yesterday’s heartbreaking loss in which Texas had an early 5-0 lead over the Bronx Bombers.
2011 The Cardinals capture their 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park in Game 6 of the NLCS. The Redbird relievers toss 28.2 innings, accounting for three wins while compiling a 1.88 ERA.
2014 Giants’ journeyman Travis Ishikawa’s walk-off three-run homer ends the NLCS, giving the team a 6-3 pennant-clinching victory over Cardinals in Game 5. San Francisco will face the Royals in an all wild-card World Series, their third all Fall Classic appearance in the past six seasons.
2020 The Astros, staving off elimination, beat the Rays in Game 6 of the ALCS at Petco Park, 7-4, marking only the second time a team climbs back from a 3-0 playoff deficit to force a Game 7. In the 2004 ALCS, the Red Sox, down three games to none, came back against the Yankees, advancing to win the World Series over the Cardinals in four games.
2020 The sixth inning of Game 5 of the NLCS was the best of times and the worst of times for Will Smith, the Dodgers catcher, who smacks a three-run homer off Will Smith, the Braves reliever. The Globe Life Field matchup marks the first time in postseason history that features a hitter facing a pitcher with the same first and last name
WORLD SERIES HISTORY
Chicago White Sox (4) vs New York Giants (2)
The Giants finally returned to the Fall Classic after a four year hiatus ready to make amends for the three consecutive championship losses that they had suffered earlier in the decade. It would be their fifth appearance and the second of their rivals, Chicago’s South Side White Sox. 1917 had been a year of many firsts including the first back-to-back no-hitters ever thrown in the American League. On May 5th, Ernie Koob tossed a shutout for St. Louis against Chicago and the very next day his teammate, Bob Groom did the same. Apparently, the second game had been determined by the umpires who changed a scored “hit” in the first inning to an error. An outraged Writers Association quickly passed a resolution disallowing such actions for all future games. Some league Umpires were beginning to become unpopular with the players and the no-hitter controversy didn’t help their situation. The following month, Babe Ruth started his June 23rd outing with four called balls. The Boston lefty was upset with each call and visited umpire Brick Owens at the plate each time. After the official issued a base on balls to Eddie Foster, Ruth charged the plate and punched him in the face, resulting in an ejection.
The Giants were probably upset too as they found themselves in familiar territory midway through the Series. After five relatively uneventful outings, New York was down three games to two. Their starter, Rube Benton and Chicago’s (Game 2 and 5 winner) Red Farber were locked in a 0-0 struggle going into the fourth inning when it all came crashing down. The White Sox’s Eddie Collins hit a routine grounder to Heinie Zimmerman who overthrew the base. Next, teammate Dave Robertson made another crucial error on a dropped fly-ball from Joe Jackson. In two at bats, Chicago had put runners on first and third due entirely to poor fielding. The Giants weren’t done yet and made another costly misplay on the very next at bat. Happy Felsch stepped up with runners in prime scoring position and grounded back to the mound. Benton saw Collins break from third and threw to Zimmerman in an attempt to get Collins hung up. The third baseman ran Collins toward home, but the White Sox star somehow evaded catcher Bill Rariden to make it a Zimmerman-Collins race to the plate. Collins won the dash with the other two runners advancing to second and third. Fundamental baseball had killed the Giants as Rariden, Benton and first baseman Walter Holke, had all left the plate unattended. New York cut the lead to one in the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as the White Sox walked away with a 4-2 victory and their second World Series Championship.
While Faber’s Series winning performance grabbed most of the headlines, the Giants’ Robertson was another standout. Despite his costly error in Game 6, he had salvaged some respect with his eleven-for-twenty-two performance at the plate. Collins was praised, too, as evidenced by his .409 average for the White Sox. One other notable event took place during the 1917 Series as Olympic athlete and football star Jim Thorpe made the only postseason “appearance” of his Major League career in Game 5. Unfortunately, he never made it onto the field. Listed as the Giants’ #6 man in the line-up, the right-handed Thorpe was strategically removed for the left-handed pinch-hitter, Robertson after Chicago lifted lefty Reb Russell in favor of righty Eddie Cicotte. Still the biggest story of the 1917 Fall Classic was the New York Giants and their everlasting potential for postseason disasters.
1921 CHANGING COACHES
October 16, 1921 – Chicago, Illinois – The Rock Island Independents traveled to the Windy City to face the Chicago Cardinals. According to www.rockislandindependents.com, Rock Island Team Manager Walter Flanigan sent a sub to the huddle on the field during the game who gave halfback, Jim Conzelman this message, “You are now the coach, at no increase of pay.” Conzelman, who had just joined the team a few games earlier, became the youngest coach in the league when he took over as the head coach of the Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin. This is the only mid-game coaching change known in NFL history!
1885 Hunter Scarlett
October 16, 1885 – Erie, Pennsylvania – The birth of Hunter Scarlett. Hunter played end for the University of Pennsylvania Quakers from 1904 through the 1908 season. The 1908 season was special. Scarlett and halfback Bill Hollenback provided the spark that led the Quakers to an 11-0-1 record and the National Championship. That season Penn out scored all of their opponents, 215-18. The tie was against the Pop Warner coached Carlisle Indians team when the final ended at 6-6. The National Football Foundation selected Hunter Scarlett to enter into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1991.
1893 Harold Ballin
October 16, 1893 – New York City – Harold Ballin was born and raised in the Big Apple. After a successful education at the prestigious Lawrenceville School, where he was not able to make it on the team because his athleticism being in his own words “underdeveloped.” According to the National Football Foundation’s biography page on Harold, Ballin attended Princeton University and somehow he progressed enough to make the Tigers fourth and final unit of the Freshman football team. His sophomore season was average at best but as a junior playing tackle for the Tigers in 1913 he was an All-American as he grew his body into an 180 pound blocking machine. Princeton Hall of Fame running back Hobey Baker had a tremendous season running behind Ballin’s blocking. Harold’s senior season saw him bulk up another 14 pounds and became the team’s captain and won his second consensus All-America recognition honor. The National Football Foundation’s voted in 1973 to select Harold Ballin to enter into the College Football Hall of Fame.
1945 D D Lewis
October 16, 1945 – Knoxville, Tennessee – D.D. Lewis came into this world. D.D.’s is not our typical Hall of Fame Story. According to the National Football Foundation’s bio on him, his college team at Mississippi State only had won a total of 7 games in the three seasons Lewis was on the team. Fortunately the Hall of Fame is not so much weighted on the team but more on the individual performance of a player. This was the case for D.D. Lewis who made the all Southeastern Conference twice and All-American team once, in 1967. Opposing coaches such as Bear Bryant of ‘Bama and Vice Dooley of Georgia raved about the linebacker and said things to the effect that he was one of the very best backers in the country. For his great play Linebacker D.D. Lewis entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001’s selection class.
1946 Chris Gilbert
October 16, 1946 – Houston, Texas – University of Texas running back Chris Gilbert was born. The website footballfoundation.org informs the reader that in 29 games played as a Longhorn, Gilbert ran for 3,231 yards, scored 28 TDs and was the very first player in recorded NCAA history to have three seasons where he ran over 1000 yards! Chris was All-Southwest Conference three straight years and a consensus All-American in 1968. In two of his games against Baylor University he rushed for over 200 yards in each game and went over the 200 yard mark in a 1968 game against TCU. The National Football Foundation in 1973 selected Chris Gilbert to enter into their College Football Hall of Fame. He ended up being drafted by the New York Jets but never played in a game for them.
1961 Chris Doleman
October 16, 1961 – Chris Doleman was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings out of the University of Pittsburgh with the fourth pick in the 1985 NFL Draft as a linebacker according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website bio on him. At some point in his second season, Doleman was moved to play defensive end and he showed great improvement putting up 11 sacks in 1987. In 1989 he led the NFL with 21 sacks. After the 1992 season he was voted as the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Year after he put up 14.5 sacks on the year. Chris played a total of 15 NFL seasons, 9 with the Vikings, a couple with Atlanta and then his final ones as a San Francisco 49er and another stint in Minnesota to end his fine career. He ended with 150.5 career sacks as the fourth most in NFL history. Chris Doleman entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio in 2012’s enshrinement class.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
1 – 4 – 8 – 21 – 22 – 30 – 24 – 55 – 30
October 16, 1921 – Jimmy Conzelman, Number 1 took over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history.
October 16, 1936 – Lou Gehrig, Number 4 of the New York Yankees was voted American League MVP by Baseball Writers Association
October 16, 1968 – Jim Dorey, Number 8 set a Toronto Maple Leaf penalty record of 48 mins on 9 penalties in a game & 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period
October 16, 1969 – New York Met Number 21, Cleon Jones was awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series. The New York Mets a 100-1 long shot beat Baltimore Orioles, 5-3 at Shea Stadium for upset 4-1 series win; MVP: Mets 1B Number 22, Donn Clendenon
October 16, 1974 – Oakland As’ Ken Holtzman, Number 30 who hadn’t batted all season, belts 3rd inning home run in Game 4 & gets the win, 5-2
October 16, 1976 – Toronto Maple Leaf Lanny McDonald, Number 7 scored a hat trick, with all 3 goals occurring within 2 min 54 sec of each other
October 16, 1983 – World Series Game 5 action saw the Baltimore Orioles beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0 for 4 games to 1 series victory. MVP: Baltimore catcher Number 24, Rick Dempsey
October 16, 1988 – LA Dodger pitching phenon, Orel Hershiser, Number 55 became the first player to pitch a shutout in both an MLB playoff and a World Series game
October 16, 2004 – 17-year old Lionel Messi, wearing Number 30 made his league debut for FC Barcelona in a 1-0 win against cross-town rivals Espanyol at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona
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|ALCS Game 2: Texas at Houston||4:37pm||FOX|
|NLCS Game 1: Arizona at Philadelphia||8:07||TBS|
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|Philadelphia at Brooklyn||7:30pm||NBATV|
|Portland at Phoenix||10:00pm||NBATV|
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|Dallas at LA Chargers||8:15pm||ABC|
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|Detroit at Columbus||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Florida at New Jersey||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Arizona at NY Rangers||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Chicago at Toronto||7:00pm||NBCS-CHI|
|Calgary at Washington||7:00pm||Sportsnet|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Azerbaijan vs Austria||12:00pm||FS2|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Greece vs Netherlands||2:45pm||FS2|
|Argentina Primera División: Banfield vs Atlético Tucumán||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Turks and Caicos Islands vs British Virgin Islands||4:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Saint Martin vs Anguilla||4:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Central Córdoba SdE vs Lanús||5:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Defensa y Justicia vs Belgrano||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: French Guiana vs Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Dominican Republic vs Barbados||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Nicaragua vs Montserrat||10:00pm||Paramount+|
What to Watch: Monday, 10/16/23
|MLB PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|ALCS Game 2: Texas at Houston||4:37pm||FOX|
The Texas Rangers leads 1-o in the American League Championship Series versus the Houston Astros. The Astros lead the regular season series 9-4 overall and 3-3 at home versus the Rangers. The Astros were 39-42 at home during the regular season and the Rangers were 40-41 on the road. The last time the Rangers played in the American League Championship Series was in 2011 which they won and went to the World Series. Since 2017 the Astros have won four American League Championship Series and won two World Series.
|NLCS Game 1: Arizona at Philadelphia||8:07pm||TBS|
The Arizona Diamondbacks finished second in the NL West during the regular season with a record of 84-78. The Philadelphia Phillies finished second in the NL East in the 2023 regular season with a record of 90-72. The Phillies lead the regular season series 4-3 overall and 1-2 at home versus the Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks lead all time 85-83 versus the Atsros.
|Dallas at LA Chargers||8:15pm||ESPN|
The Dallas Cowboys leads all time series 7-5 versus the Los Angeles Chargers. Last time both teams met was in 2021 which the Cowboys won 20-17 on the road versus the Chargers. The Cowboys are 5-2 on the road against the Chargers.
|Florida at New Jersey||7:00pm||Bally Sports|
The Florida Panthers finished seventh in the Eastern Conference last season. The New Jersey Devils finished third in the Eastern Conference in the 2022-23 regular season. Last season the Panthers were 2-1 versus the Devils during the regular season. The Devils leads all time series 49-42-7 versus the Panthers.