INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL WEEK 8 SCHEDULE
ADAMS CENTRAL (7-0) AT BLUFFTON (6-1)
ALEXANDRIA (6-1) AT FRANKTON (3-4)
AVON (0-7) AT ZIONSVILLE (3-4)
BEN DAVIS (6-1) AT LAWRENCE CENTRAL (3-4)
BENTON CENTRAL (1-6) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (4-3)
BLACKFORD (0-7) AT OAK HILL (3-4)
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (6-1) AT BREBEUF JESUIT (3-3)
BOWMAN ACADEMY (1-3) AT TRI-COUNTY (3-3)
BREMEN (4-3) AT SOUTH BEND RILEY (6-1)
BROWN COUNTY (1-6) AT NORTH PUTNAM (2-5)
BROWNSBURG (7-0) AT NOBLESVILLE (3-4)
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (1-5) AT WINCHESTER (5-2)
CARROLL (FLORA) (7-0) AT CLINTON PRAIRIE (5-2)
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (5-2) AT FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (0-7)
CASTLE (4-3) AT EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-7)
CASTON (1-6) AT WINAMAC (2-5)
CENTRAL NOBLE (3-4) AT EASTSIDE (5-2)
CLARKSVILLE (0-7) AT NORTH HARRISON (5-2)
COLUMBIA CITY (5-2) AT LEO (5-2)
COLUMBUS EAST (2-5) AT JEFFERSONVILLE (0-7)
COLUMBUS NORTH (3-4) AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH (7-0)
CONCORD (4-3) AT MISHAWAKA (5-2)
CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-7) AT WEST WASHINGTON (4-3)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (0-7) AT TRI-WEST (6-1)
CROWN POINT (7-0) AT CHESTERTON (2-5)
CULVER ACADEMY (3-4) AT SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (3-4)
DEKALB (4-3) AT BELLMONT (0-7)
DELPHI (2-5) AT CLINTON CENTRAL (1-5)
DELTA (5-2) AT GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (6-1)
EASTERN HANCOCK (4-3) AT SHENANDOAH (1-6)
EDGEWOOD (1-6) AT NORTHVIEW (5-2)
EDINBURGH (1-6) AT NORTH DECATUR (4-3)
ELKHART (3-4) AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN (3-4)
ELWOOD (1-6) AT MISSISSINEWA (7-0)
EVANSVILLE BOSSE (2-5) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (7-0)
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (1-6) AT EVANSVILLE HARRISON (1-6)
EVANSVILLE NORTH (5-2) AT JASPER (4-3)
FAIRFIELD (4-3) AT LAKELAND (5-2)
FISHERS (5-2) AT WESTFIELD (6-1)
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK (0-6) AT GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (4-3)
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (0-7) AT HOMESTEAD (3-4)
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (6-1) AT FORT WAYNE DWENGER (3-4)
FORT WAYNE SOUTH (1-6) AT FORT WAYNE LUERS (5-2)
FORT WAYNE WAYNE (4-3) AT FORT WAYNE NORTH (3-4)
FRANKLIN CENTRAL (4-3) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (6-1)
FRANKLIN COUNTY (3-4) AT BATESVILLE (6-1)
FREMONT (1-6) AT PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (0-7)
GARRETT (3-4) AT ANGOLA (0-7)
GIBSON SOUTHERN (5-2) AT MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (4-3)
GREENSBURG (0-7) AT EAST CENTRAL (7-0)
GREENWOOD (4-3) AT FRANKLIN (4-3)
GRIFFITH (3-4) AT CALUMET (2-5)
HAMMOND CENTRAL (4-3) AT EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL (1-5)
HAMMOND MORTON (3-3) AT HOBART (5-2)
HAMMOND NOLL (2-5) AT GARY WEST (4-3)
HANOVER CENTRAL (7-0) AT ANDREAN (3-4)
HERITAGE (6-1) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (1-6)
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (5-2) AT SOUTH PUTNAM (6-1)
HUNTINGTON NORTH (1-6) AT NORWELL (1-6)
INDIAN CREEK (4-3) AT SULLIVAN (4-3)
INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (5-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (3-4)
INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (3-4) AT INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (4-3)
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (3-4) AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (7-0)
INDIANAPOLIS TECH (0-7) AT MCCUTCHEON (4-3)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (3-4) AT CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (2-4)
INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (4-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (6-1)
IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY (0-7) AT MONROE CENTRAL (2-5)
JAY COUNTY (4-3) AT LAPEL (3-4)
JENNINGS COUNTY (3-4) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (6-1)
JOHN GLENN JV AT SOUTH BEND CLAY (0-6)
KANKAKEE VALLEY (3-4) AT HIGHLAND (3-4)
KOKOMO (6-1) AT RICHMOND (1-6)
LAKE STATION (2-5) AT BOONE GROVE (5-2)
LAVILLE (6-1) AT NORTH JUDSON (4-3)
LAWRENCE NORTH (5-2) AT CENTER GROVE (6-1)
LAWRENCEBURG (5-2) AT CONNERSVILLE (2-5)
LEWIS CASS (3-4) AT MANCHESTER (3-4)
LINTON-STOCKTON (6-1) AT EASTERN GREENE (3-3)
LOGANSPORT (3-4) AT HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (6-1)
MACONAQUAH (5-2) AT WABASH (1-6)
MADISON (1-6) AT BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (4-3)
MADISON-GRANT (6-1) AT EASTBROOK (5-2)
MARION (2-5) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (3-4)
MERRILLVILLE (5-2) AT LAKE CENTRAL (4-3)
MICHIGAN CITY (4-3) AT LAPORTE (1-6)
MONROVIA (5-2) AT CASCADE (5-2)
MOORESVILLE (3-4) AT MARTINSVILLE (4-3)
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (3-4) AT SHELBYVILLE (3-4)
MUNCIE CENTRAL (2-5) AT ANDERSON (2-5)
MUNSTER (2-5) AT LOWELL (2-5)
NEW ALBANY (2-5) AT SEYMOUR (4-3)
NEW CASTLE (1-6) AT NEW PALESTINE (5-2)
NEW HAVEN (7-0) AT EAST NOBLE (5-2)
NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-7) AT PIKE (1-6)
NORTH DAVIESS (4-3) AT NORTH KNOX (4-3)
NORTH MONTGOMERY (4-3) AT FRANKFORT (1-6)
NORTH NEWTON (0-6) AT NORTH WHITE (7-0)
NORTH VERMILLION (5-2) AT FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (4-3)
NORTHEASTERN (6-1) AT KNIGHTSTOWN (3-4)
NORTHWOOD (5-2) AT WAWASEE (1-6)
PAOLI (6-1) AT MITCHELL (2-5)
PARK TUDOR (7-0) AT SOUTH NEWTON (3-4)
PENDLETON HEIGHTS (5-2) AT YORKTOWN (4-3)
PENN (6-1) AT NEW PRAIRIE (6-1)
PERRY CENTRAL (4-3) AT SPRINGS VALLEY (6-1)
PERRY MERIDIAN (2-5) AT DECATUR CENTRAL (5-2)
PERU (7-0) AT NORTH MIAMI (1-6)
PHALEN ACADEMY (1-5) AT PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (2-5)
PIKE CENTRAL (1-6) AT FOREST PARK (4-3)
PIONEER (4-3) AT CULVER (0-7)
PLAINFIELD (6-1) AT WHITELAND (3-4)
PLYMOUTH (2-5) AT NORTHRIDGE (6-1)
PRINCETON (1-6) AT HERITAGE HILLS (6-1)
PROVIDENCE (7-0) AT CORYDON CENTRAL (0-7)
RENSSELAER CENTRAL (3-4) AT NORTHWESTERN (3-4)
RIVER FOREST (4-3) AT SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (3-4)
RIVERTON PARKE (2-5) AT PARKE HERITAGE (2-5)
ROCHESTER (5-2) AT SOUTHWOOD (4-3)
SALEM (1-6) AT CHARLESTOWN (4-3)
SCOTTSBURG (4-3) AT EASTERN (PEKIN) (3-4)
SHERIDAN (6-1) AT EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (5-2)
SILVER CREEK (5-2) AT BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (6-1)
SOUTH ADAMS (4-3) AT WOODLAN (2-5)
SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-6) AT JIMTOWN (3-4)
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (2-5) AT HAMILTON HEIGHTS (7-0)
SOUTH DEARBORN (4-3) AT RUSHVILLE (2-5)
SOUTH DECATUR (6-1) AT MILAN (4-3)
SOUTH SPENCER (2-5) AT NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (1-5)
SOUTH VERMILLION (6-1) AT SEEGER (6-1)
SOUTHMONT (4-3) AT LEBANON (3-4)
SOUTHPORT (1-6) AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (3-4)
SOUTHRIDGE (5-2) AT NORTH POSEY (6-1)
SOUTHSIDE HOME SCHOOL AT SWITZERLAND COUNTY (4-3)
SPEEDWAY (2-5) AT INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (7-0)
TAYLOR (1-6) AT TRI-CENTRAL (1-6)
TELL CITY (4-3) AT TECUMSEH (0-7)
TERRE HAUTE NORTH (0-7) AT GUERIN CATHOLIC (5-2)
TIPTON (1-6) AT WESTERN (3-4)
TRI (4-3) AT HAGERSTOWN (5-2)
TRITON (5-2) AT KNOX (7-0)
TRITON CENTRAL (6-1) AT BEECH GROVE (3-4)
TWIN LAKES (4-3) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (5-2)
UNION CITY (2-5) AT CENTERVILLE (7-0)
UNION COUNTY (0-7) AT WES-DEL (2-5)
VALPARAISO (5-2) AT PORTAGE (0-7)
VINCENNES LINCOLN (5-2) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (6-1)
WARREN CENTRAL (3-4) AT CARMEL (4-3)
WARSAW (6-1) AT GOSHEN (1-6)
WASHINGTON (2-5) AT BOONVILLE (4-3)
WEST CENTRAL (6-1) AT FRONTIER (4-3)
WEST NOBLE (7-0) AT CHURUBUSCO (2-5)
WEST VIGO (1-6) AT CLOVERDALE (2-5)
WESTERN BOONE (5-2) AT DANVILLE (5-2)
WHEELER (4-3) AT WHITING (2-5)
WHITKO (1-6) AT NORTHFIELD (2-5)
OWEN VALLEY (2-5) AT GREENCASTLE (5-2)
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SECTIONAL BRACKETS
1. MUNSTER (7) | BRACKET
EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL, GARY WEST SIDE, HAMMOND CENTRAL, HAMMOND MORTON, LAKE CENTRAL, MERRILLVILLE, MUNSTER
2. CROWN POINT (7) | BRACKET
CHESTERTON, CROWN POINT, HOBART, KANKAKEE VALLEY, LOWELL, PORTAGE, VALPARAISO
3. MICHIGAN CITY (6) | BRACKET
LAPORTE, MICHIGAN CITY, MISHAWAKA, PLYMOUTH, SOUTH BEND ADAMS, SOUTH BEND RILEY
4. ELKHART (6) | BRACKET
CONCORD, ELKHART, GOSHEN, NORTHRIDGE, PENN, WARSAW COMMUNITY
5. DEKALB (6) | BRACKET
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE), DEKALB, EAST NOBLE, FORT WAYNE NORTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE NORTHROP, FORT WAYNE SNIDER
6. HOMESTEAD (6) | BRACKET
COLUMBIA CITY, FORT WAYNE SOUTH SIDE, FORT WAYNE WAYNE, HOMESTEAD, HUNTINGTON NORTH, NEW HAVEN
7. LOGANSPORT (6) | BRACKET
HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE), KOKOMO, LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON, LOGANSPORT, MARION, MCCUTCHEON
8. ZIONSVILLE (6) | BRACKET
CARMEL, FISHERS, HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN, NOBLESVILLE, WESTFIELD, ZIONSVILLE
9. PENDLETON HEIGHTS (8) | BRACKET
ANDERSON, GREENFIELD-CENTRAL, MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE), MUNCIE CENTRAL, NEW PALESTINE, PENDLETON HEIGHTS, RICHMOND, YORKTOWN
10. LAWRENCE NORTH (7) | BRACKET
INDIANAPOLIS ARSENAL TECH, INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL, INDIANAPOLIS CRISPUS ATTUCKS, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, LAWRENCE NORTH, NORTH CENTRAL, WARREN CENTRAL
11. BEN DAVIS (8) | BRACKET
BEN DAVIS, BREBEUF JESUIT, DECATUR CENTRAL, FRANKLIN CENTRAL, PERRY MERIDIAN, PIKE, RONCALLI, SOUTHPORT
12. TERRE HAUTE NORTH VIGO (5) | BRACKET
AVON, BROWNSBURG, PLAINFIELD, TERRE HAUTE NORTH VIGO, TERRE HAUTE SOUTH VIGO
13. GREENWOOD COMMUNITY (6) | BRACKET
BLOOMINGTON NORTH, BLOOMINGTON SOUTH, CENTER GROVE, GREENWOOD COMMUNITY, MARTINSVILLE, MOORESVILLE
14. FRANKLIN COMMUNITY (6) | BRACKET
COLUMBUS EAST, COLUMBUS NORTH, EAST CENTRAL, FRANKLIN COMMUNITY, SHELBYVILLE, WHITELAND COMMUNITY
15. SEYMOUR (6) | BRACKET
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE, FLOYD CENTRAL, JEFFERSONVILLE, JENNINGS COUNTY, NEW ALBANY, SEYMOUR
16. JASPER (6) | BRACKET
CASTLE, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL, EVANSVILLE F.J. REITZ, EVANSVILLE HARRISON, EVANSVILLE NORTH, JASPER
17. GRIFFITH (7) | BRACKET
BOONE GROVE, CALUMET, GRIFFITH, HAMMOND BISHOP NOLL, HANOVER CENTRAL, HIGHLAND, RIVER FOREST
18. BREMEN (5) | BRACKET
BREMEN, CULVER ACADEMY, GLENN, KNOX, TIPPECANOE VALLEY
19. JIMTOWN (6) | BRACKET
JIMTOWN, MISHAWAKA MARIAN, NEW PRAIRIE, SOUTH BEND CLAY, SOUTH BEND SAINT JOSEPH, SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON
20. WAWASEE (5) | BRACKET
FAIRFIELD, LAKELAND, NORTHWOOD, WAWASEE, WEST NOBLE
21. ANGOLA (7) | BRACKET
ANGOLA, FORT WAYNE BISHOP DWENGER, FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN, GARRETT, HERITAGE, LEO, WOODLAN
22. FRANKFORT (7) | BRACKET
BENTON CENTRAL, FRANKFORT, NORTH MONTGOMERY, RENSSELAER CENTRAL, TWIN LAKES, WEST LAFAYETTE, WESTERN
23. NORWELL (7) | BRACKET
BELLMONT, MACONAQUAH, MISSISSINEWA, NORTHWESTERN, NORWELL, OAK HILL, PERU
24. NEW CASTLE (5) | BRACKET
CENTERVILLE, DELTA, FRANKTON, JAY COUNTY, NEW CASTLE
25. MONROVIA (6) | BRACKET
CRAWFORDSVILLE, DANVILLE, LEBANON, MONROVIA, TRI-WEST HENDRICKS, WESTERN BOONE
26. NORTHVIEW (7) | BRACKET
BROWN COUNTY, EDGEWOOD, INDIAN CREEK, NORTHVIEW, OWEN VALLEY, SOUTH VERMILLION, WEST VIGO
27. INDPLS. BISHOP CHATARD (6) | BRACKET
GUERIN CATHOLIC, HAMILTON HEIGHTS, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN, HERRON, INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD, INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE
28. SPEEDWAY (6) | BRACKET
BEECH GROVE, CHRISTEL HOUSE, INDIANAPOLIS CARDINAL RITTER, INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON, PURDUE POLYTECHNIC, SPEEDWAY
29. BATESVILLE (7) | BRACKET
BATESVILLE, CONNERSVILLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, GREENSBURG, LAWRENCEBURG, RUSHVILLE, SOUTH DEARBORN
30. PROVIDENCE (8) | BRACKET
CHARLESTOWN, CORYDON CENTRAL, MADISON CONSOLIDATED, NORTH HARRISON, PROVIDENCE, SALEM, SCOTTSBURG, SILVER CREEK
31. PRINCETON (7) | BRACKET
BARR-REEVE, HERITAGE HILLS, PIKE CENTRAL, PRINCETON COMMUNITY, SOUTHRIDGE, VINCENNES LINCOLN, WASHINGTON
32. GIBSON SOUTHERN (6) | BRACKET
BOONVILLE, EVANSVILLE BOSSE, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI, EVANSVILLE REITZ MEMORIAL, GIBSON SOUTHERN, MT. VERNON
33. NORTH NEWTON (7) | BRACKET
21ST CENTURY CHARTER, ANDREAN, ILLIANA CHRISTIAN, LAKE STATION EDISON, LIGHTHOUSE CPC, NORTH NEWTON, WHITING
34. SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (6) | BRACKET
HEBRON, LAVILLE, NORTH JUDSON-SAN PIERRE, CAREER ACADEMY, SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS), WHEELER
35. CENTRAL NOBLE (6) | BRACKET
CENTRAL NOBLE, CHURUBUSCO, EASTSIDE, FREMONT, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS, WESTVIEW
36. PIONEER (6) | BRACKET
LEWIS CASS, NORTH MIAMI, PIONEER, ROCHESTER, WINAMAC COMMUNITY, WABASH
37. BLUFFTON (6) | BRACKET
ADAMS CENTRAL, BLUFFTON, FORT WAYNE LUERS, MANCHESTER, SOUTH ADAMS, WHITKO
38. COVINGTON (6) | BRACKET
CARROLL (FLORA), CLINTON PRAIRIE, COVINGTON, DELPHI, LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC, SEEGER
39. EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (7) | BRACKET
BLACKFORD, EASTBROOK, EASTERN (GREENTOWN), ELWOOD, MADISON-GRANT, TAYLOR, TIPTON
40. WES-DEL (7) | BRACKET
ALEXANDRIA MONROE, LAPEL, MONROE CENTRAL, MUNCIE BURRIS, WAPAHANI, WES-DEL, WINCHESTER
41. HAGERSTOWN (5) | BRACKET
HAGERSTOWN, KNIGHTSTOWN, NORTHEASTERN, SHENANDOAH, UNION COUNTY
42. TRITON CENTRAL (5) | BRACKET
EASTERN HANCOCK, INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA, IRVINGTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY, RIVERSIDE, TRITON CENTRAL
43. SHERIDAN (5) | BRACKET
CASCADE, COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDPLS.), PARK TUDOR, SHERIDAN, UNIVERSITY
44. SOUTHMONT (7) | BRACKET
CLOVERDALE, GREENCASTLE, NORTH PUTNAM, PARKE HERITAGE, RIVERTON PARKE, SOUTH PUTNAM, SOUTHMONT
45. SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER) (6) | BRACKET
HAUSER, MILAN, NORTH DECATUR, SOUTH RIPLEY, SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER), SWITZERLAND COUNTY
46. HENRYVILLE (7) | BRACKET
AUSTIN, BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL, CLARKSVILLE, EASTERN (PEKIN), HENRYVILLE, MITCHELL, PAOLI
47. NORTH DAVIESS (6) | BRACKET
EASTERN GREENE, LINTON-STOCKTON, NORTH DAVIESS, NORTH KNOX, SOUTH KNOX, SULLIVAN
48. FOREST PARK (6) | BRACKET
CRAWFORD COUNTY, FOREST PARK, NORTH POSEY, PERRY CENTRAL, SOUTH SPENCER, TELL CITY
49. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP (7) | BRACKET
BOWMAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN, HAMMOND ACADEMY, KOUTS, MORGAN TOWNSHIP, TRI-TOWNSHIP, WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
50. MARQUETTE CATHOLIC (6) | BRACKET
ARGOS, CULVER COMMUNITY, MARQUETTE CATHOLIC, OREGON DAVIS, TRITON, WESTVILLE
51. LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN (6) | BRACKET
BETHANY CHRISTIAN, ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN, FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY, HAMILTON, LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN
52. NORTH WHITE (5) | BRACKET
FRONTIER, NORTH WHITE, SOUTH NEWTON, TRI-COUNTY, WEST CENTRAL
53. SOUTHWOOD (5) | BRACKET
CASTON, LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, NORTHFIELD, SOUTHERN WELLS, SOUTHWOOD
54. ROSSVILLE (6) | BRACKET
ATTICA, CLINTON CENTRAL, FAITH CHRISTIAN, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL, NORTH VERMILLION, ROSSVILLE
55. COWAN (5) | BRACKET
ANDERSON PREPARATORY ACADEMY, COWAN, DALEVILLE, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN, TRI-CENTRAL
56. CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (7) | BRACKET
BLUE RIVER VALLEY, CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN, RANDOLPH SOUTHERN, SETON CATHOLIC, TRI, UNION (MODOC), UNION CITY
57. WHITE RIVER VALLEY (7) | BRACKET
BLOOMFIELD, CLAY CITY, DUGGER UNION, LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG), SHAKAMAK, WHITE RIVER VALLEY
58. BETHESDA CHRISTIAN (6) | BRACKET
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN, INDIANA MATH & SCIENCE ACADEMY, INDIANA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF INDIANA, MTI SCHOOL OF KNOWLEDGE, TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
59. INDPLS. LUTHERAN (7) | BRACKET
CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, EMINENCE, GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN, PROVIDENCE CRISTO REY, TINDLEY, VICTORY COLLEGE PREP
60. WALDRON (7) | BRACKET
EDINBURGH, JAC-CEN-DEL, MORRISTOWN, OLDENBURG ACADEMY, SOUTH DECATUR, SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE), WALDRON
61. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA (6) | BRACKET
BORDEN, CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF INDIANA, LANESVILLE, ROCK CREEK ACADEMY, SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH), WEST WASHINGTON
62. MEDORA (5) | BRACKET
CROTHERSVILLE, MEDORA, NEW WASHINGTON, RISING SUN, TRINITY LUTHERAN
63. LOOGOOTEE (5) | BRACKET
LOOGOOTEE, ORLEANS, SHOALS, SPRINGS VALLEY, VINCENNES RIVET
64. NORTHEAST DUBOIS (5) | BRACKET
CANNELTON, EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN, NORTHEAST DUBOIS, TECUMSEH, WOOD MEMORIAL
AP COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL
|1||GEORGIA (5-0)||1501 (35)||1|
|2||MICHIGAN (5-0)||1436 (12)||2|
|3||TEXAS (5-0)||1426 (10)||3|
|4||OHIO STATE (4-0)||1357 (1)||4|
|5||FLORIDA STATE (4-0)||1336 (4)||5|
|6||PENN STATE (5-0)||1227||6|
|10||NOTRE DAME (5-1)||975||11|
|13||WASHINGTON STATE (4-0)||765||16|
|14||NORTH CAROLINA (4-0)||726||15|
|15||OREGON STATE (4-1)||633||19|
|16||OLE MISS (4-1)||616||20|
|17||MIAMI (FL) (4-0)||589||18|
|24||FRESNO STATE (5-0)||130||25|
|1||GEORGIA (5-0)||1589 (59)||1|
|2||MICHIGAN (5-0)||1503 (1)||2|
|3||OHIO STATE (4-0)||1405 (2)||3|
|4||TEXAS (5-0)||1381 (1)||5|
|5||FLORIDA STATE (4-0)||1374||4|
|6||PENN STATE (5-0)||1241||7|
|8||WASHINGTON (5-0)||1199 (1)||8|
|11||NOTRE DAME (5-1)||925||13|
|13||NORTH CAROLINA (4-0)||795||15|
|14||WASHINGTON STATE (4-0)||711||17|
|15||OLE MISS (4-1)||617||20|
|16||OREGON STATE (4-1)||606||21|
|17||MIAMI (FL) (4-0)||566||18|
|24||FRESNO STATE (5-0)||144||NR|
OTHERS: MARYLAND (81) , KANSAS STATE (73) , TEXAS A&M (59) , AIR FORCE (32) , UCLA (29) , CLEMSON (18) , IOWA (17) , WYOMING (12) , KANSAS (11) , TULANE (10) , JAMES MADISON (8) , WEST VIRGINIA (6) , BYU (5) , WISCONSIN (3) , MARSHALL (3) , OHIO (2) , FLORIDA (1) , MEMPHIS (1)
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 6 SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
JACKSONVILLE STATE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AT NEW MEXICO STATE | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
THURSDAY, OCT. 5
SAM HOUSTON AT LIBERTY | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
WESTERN KENTUCKY AT LOUISIANA TECH | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
FRIDAY, OCT. 6
CORNELL AT HARVARD | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
KANSAS STATE AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
NEBRASKA AT ILLINOIS | 8 P.M. | FS1
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
OKLAHOMA VS. TEXAS (AT THE COTTON BOWL IN DALLAS, TEXAS) | 12 P.M. | ABC
MARYLAND AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | FOX
LSU AT MISSOURI | 12 P.M. | ESPN
BOSTON COLLEGE AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
RUTGERS AT WISCONSIN | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
WILLIAM & MARY AT VIRGINIA | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TOLEDO AT UMASS | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
RHODE ISLAND AT BROWN | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
STONY BROOK AT MORGAN STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
STONEHILL AT MERRIMACK | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
HOLY CROSS AT BUCKNELL | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGETOWN AT PENN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
LAFAYETTE AT PRINCETON | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
LEHIGH AT FORDHAM | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
DAYTON AT MOREHEAD STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
STETSON AT PRESBYTERIAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
YALE AT DARTMOUTH | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
SAMFORD AT WOFFORD | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL AT NC STATE | 2 P.M. | CW NETWORK
UTSA AT TEMPLE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT BUFFALO | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN ILLINOIS AT NORTH DAKOTA | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
VALPARAISO AT DRAKE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE TECH AT LINDENWOOD | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
THE CITADEL AT FURMAN | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
WASHINGTON STATE AT UCLA | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
HOWARD AT NORTHWESTERN | 3 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NORTH DAKOTA STATE AT MISSOURI STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
MURRAY STATE AT SOUTH DAKOTA | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
UT MARTIN AT EASTERN ILLINOIS | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE STATE AT KENNESAW STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH AT FLORIDA STATE | 3:30 P.M.
ALABAMA AT TEXAS A&M | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
SYRACUSE AT NORTH CAROLINA | 3:30 P.M.
PURDUE AT IOWA | 3:30 P.M. | PEACOCK
WAKE FOREST AT CLEMSON | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS AT NAVY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
BALL STATE AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BOWLING GREEN AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
KENT STATE AT OHIO | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT AKRON | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
GRAMBLING AT ALCORN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MERCER AT EAST TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VANDERBILT AT FLORIDA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UCF AT KANSAS | 4 P.M. | FOX
ARKANSAS STATE AT TROY | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
JACKSON STATE VS. ALABAMA A&M (IN MOBILE, ALA.) | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN AT NICHOLLS | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHWESTERN STATE AT LAMAR | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN CAROLINA AT CHATTANOOGA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN AT RICE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
SE MISSOURI STATE AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
SE LOUISIANA AT UIW | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
TULSA AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
ROBERT MORRIS AT GARDNER-WEBB | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
COLORADO AT ARIZONA STATE | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
KENTUCKY AT GEORGIA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SOUTH ALABAMA AT UL MONROE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OLD DOMINION AT SOUTHERN MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AT ILLINOIS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA A&M AT SOUTHERN | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
SOUTHERN UTAH AT TARLETON STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MONTANA AT UC DAVIS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UNI AT INDIANA STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MICHIGAN AT MINNESOTA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC/PEACOCK
NOTRE DAME AT LOUISVILLE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
ARKANSAS AT OLE MISS | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
FRESNO STATE AT WYOMING | 8 P.M.
TEXAS TECH AT BAYLOR | 8 P.M. | ESPN2
TCU AT IOWA STATE | 8 P.M.
SAN JOSE STATE AT BOISE STATE | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
IDAHO AT CAL POLY | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
MCNEESE AT TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN AT UTAH TECH | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
OREGON STATE AT CAL | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
ARIZONA AT USC | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SOUTH FLORIDA AT UAB
TEXAS STATE AT LOUISIANA
LA RAMS 29 INDIANAPOLIS 23 OT
JACKSONVILLE 23 ATLANTA 7
MINNESOTA 21 CAROLINA 13
DENVER 31 CHICAGO 28
BALTIMORE 28 CLEVELAND 3
HOUSTON 30 PITTSBURGH 6
TAMPA BAY 26 NEW ORLEANS 9
PHILADELPHIA 34 WASHINGTON 31 OT
TENNESSEE 27 CINCINNATI 3
LA CHARGERS 24 LAS VEGAS 17
DALLAS 38 NEW ENGLAND 3
SAN FRANCISCO 35 ARIZONA 16
KANSAS CITY 23 NY JETS 20
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT NEW YORK GIANTS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
WEEK 5 SCHEDULE
CHICAGO BEARS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS BUFFALO BILLS (TOTTENHAM) 2:30P (BST) 9:30A NFLN
HOUSTON TEXANS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TENNESSEE TITANS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
NEW YORK GIANTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:05P (MST) 4:05P FOX
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX
NEW YORK JETS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P CBS
DALLAS COWBOYS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC*
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (MON) 5:15P (PT) 8:15P ESPN
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SAN DIEGO 2 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1 (11)
COLORADO 3 MINNESOTA 2 (11)
HOUSTON 8 ARIZONA 1
BOSTON 6 BALTIMORE 1
LA ANGELS 7 OAKLAND 3
TAMPA BAY 12 TORONTO 8
DETROIT 5 CLEVELAND 2
KANSAS CITY 6 NY YANKEES 2
SEATTLE 1 TEXAS 0
WASHINGTON 10 ATLANTA 9
PITTSBURGH 3 MIAMI 0
LA DODGERS 5 SAN FRANCISCO 2
MILWAUKEE 4 CHICAGO CUBS 0
PHILADELPHIA 9 NY METS 1
ST. LOUIS 4 CINCINNATI 3
FULL SCHEDULE FOR 2023 MLB POSTSEASON
WILD CARD SERIES
TUESDAY, OCT. 3
AL WILD CARD A, GAME 1, ESPN PLATFORMS
AL WILD CARD B, GAME 1, ESPN PLATFORMS
NL WILD CARD A, GAME 1, ESPN PLATFORMS
NL WILD CARD B, GAME 1, ESPN PLATFORMS
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4
AL WILD CARD A, GAME 2, ESPN PLATFORMS
AL WILD CARD B, GAME 2, ESPN PLATFORMS
NL WILD CARD A, GAME 2, ESPN PLATFORMS
NL WILD CARD B, GAME 2, ESPN PLATFORMS
THURSDAY, OCT. 5
AL WILD CARD A, GAME 3 (IF NECESSARY), ESPN PLATFORMS
AL WILD CARD B, GAME 3 (IF NECESSARY), ESPN PLATFORMS
NL WILD CARD A, GAME 3 (IF NECESSARY), ESPN PLATFORMS
NL WILD CARD B, GAME 3 (IF NECESSARY), ESPN PLATFORMS
SATURDAY, OCT. 7
ALDS A, GAME 1, FOX/FS1
ALDS B, GAME 1, FOX/FS1
NLDS A, GAME 1, TBS
NLDS B, GAME 1, TBS
SUNDAY, OCT. 8
ALDS A, GAME 2, FOX/FS1
ALDS B, GAME 2, FOX/FS1
MONDAY, OCT. 9
NLDS A, GAME 2, TBS
NLDS B, GAME 2, TBS
TUESDAY, OCT. 10
ALDS A, GAME 3, FOX/FS1
ALDS B, GAME 3, FOX/FS1
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11
NLDS A, GAME 3, TBS
NLDS B, GAME 3, TBS
ALDS A, GAME 4 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
ALDS B, GAME 4 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
THURSDAY, OCT. 12
NLDS A, GAME 4 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
NLDS B, GAME 4 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
FRIDAY, OCT. 13
ALDS A, GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
ALDS B, GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
SATURDAY, OCT. 14
NLDS A, GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
NLDS B, GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SUNDAY, OCT. 15
ALCS GAME 1, FOX/FS1
MONDAY, OCT. 16
NLCS GAME 1, TBS
ALCS GAME 2, FOX/FS1
TUESDAY, OCT. 17
NLCS GAME 2, TBS
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18
ALCS GAME 3, FOX/FS1
THURSDAY, OCT. 19
NLCS GAME 3, TBS
ALCS GAME 4, FOX/FS1
FRIDAY, OCT. 20
NLCS GAME 4, TBS
ALCS GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
SATURDAY, OCT. 21
NLCS GAME 5 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
SUNDAY, OCT. 22
ALCS GAME 6 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
MONDAY, OCT. 23
NLCS GAME 6 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
ALCS GAME 7 (IF NECESSARY), FOX/FS1
TUESDAY, OCT. 24
NLCS GAME 7 (IF NECESSARY), TBS
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
OTTAWA 4 FLORIDA 3
ANAHEIM 5 ARIZONA 4
COLORADO 4 DALLAS 3
DETROIT 6 CHICAGO 1
NEW YORK 87 CONNECTICUT 84
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
SALT LAKE 1 LAFC 0
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
NFL ROUNDUP: PUKA NACUA, RAMS OUTLAST COLTS IN OT
Matthew Stafford connected with rookie Puka Nacua on a 22-yard touchdown pass on the first possession of overtime as the visiting Los Angeles Rams earned a 29-23 victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday after blowing a 23-point lead.
The Rams went 75 yards on their overtime drive with Nacua scoring his first career TD on a third-down play. The BYU product made NFL history twice, with his 39 receptions and 501 receiving yards both marking the most in a player’s first four career games.
Kyren Williams scored two first-quarter touchdowns and had 103 yards on 25 carries for the Rams (2-2). Stafford was 27-of-40 passing for 319 yards and one interception with his touchdown as he was hobbled in the second half by a right leg injury. Nacua had nine receptions for 163 yards.
The Colts (2-2) rallied to tie the game at 23-23 with 1:56 remaining on a 5-yard TD pass from rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson to Drew Ogletree, then getting a two-point conversion on a Michael Pittman Jr. reception. Richardson was 11-of-25 passing for 200 yards and two TDs in the air, while getting another on a fourth-quarter run.
Bills 48, Dolphins 20
Josh Allen threw for four touchdowns, three of which went to Stefon Diggs, as Buffalo crushed Miami in Orchard Park, N.Y.
Allen completed 21 of 25 passes for 320 yards while also rushing for a score. Diggs finished with six catches for 120 yards for Buffalo (3-1), which racked up 414 yards of total offense.
One week after totaling four touchdowns (two rushing, two receiving), Miami rookie De’Von Achane ran for two more TDs and 101 yards on just eight carries. Tua Tagovailoa threw for 282 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 25-for-35 passing for the Dolphins (3-1).
Broncos 31, Bears 28
Wil Lutz converted a 51-yard field goal with 1:46 left to cap Denver’s comeback from a 21-point third-quarter deficit, edging host Chicago in a battle of previously winless teams.
In earning Sean Payton his first win as their coach, the Broncos (1-3) scored 24 unanswered points to end the game. Russell Wilson completed 21 of 28 passes for 223 yards and three scores for Denver. He connected on a 48-yard pass to Marvin Mims Jr. that set up Lutz’s go-ahead kick.
The Bears (0-4) wasted a big day from Justin Fields, who was 28 of 35 for 335 yards and four touchdowns. Chicago lost its 14th straight game dating back to October 2022.
Eagles 34, Commanders 31 (OT)
Jake Elliott kicked a 54-yard field goal with 3:58 left in overtime to give host Philadelphia a win over Washington.
In a seesaw game, the Eagles (4-0) recovered after surrendering the game-tying touchdown on the final play of regulation. Sam Howell’s 10-yard pass to Jahan Dotson as the game clock hit zeroes, followed by Joey Slye’s extra point, sent the game to overtime.
Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 25 of 37 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns, both in the second half to A.J. Brown, who had nine receptions for 175 yards. Meanwhile, Howell led Washington (2-2) with 29 completions in 41 attempts for 290 yards and no interceptions in a turnover-free game.
Jaguars 23, Falcons 7
Jacksonville rolled past Atlanta in London behind quarterback Trevor Lawrence and a 61-yard pick-six by defensive back Darious Williams.
Lawrence completed 23 of 30 passes for 207 yards and a score. He also added 42 yards on the ground. For his part, Williams added five tackles in addition to that interception return for a score. Brandon McManus made three field goals, including a 56-yarder, for the Jaguars (2-2).
Falcons rookie running back Bijan Robinson had 14 carries for 105 yards and added five receptions for 32 yards. After throwing two first-half interceptions, quarterback Desmond Ridder settled down and finished with 191 passing yards and a touchdown for Atlanta (2-2).
Vikings 21, Panthers 13
Justin Jefferson caught six passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and Minnesota rallied for a win over Carolina in Charlotte, N.C.
Kirk Cousins completed 12 of 19 passes for 139 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for the Vikings (1-3). Alexander Mattison led the team with 95 rushing yards on 17 carries. Sam Franklin Jr. had a 99-yard pick-six for the Panthers’ lone TD. Bryce Young completed 25 of 32 passes for 204 yards for Carolina (0-4).
The Vikings scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to secure their first win. Minnesota relied on its defense to take its first lead with 3:58 left in the third. Harrison Smith rushed in on a safety blitz, which caused Young to fumble. Linebacker D.J. Wonnum did the rest with a 51-yard scoop and score to put the Vikings ahead 14-13.
Ravens 28, Browns 3
Lamar Jackson passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more to help Baltimore cruise to a victory over host Cleveland.
Brandon Stephens, Geno Stone and Kyle Hamilton had interceptions for the Ravens (3-1), while Mark Andrews had two touchdown receptions and Jackson completed 15 of 19 passes for 186 yards.
Rookie Dorian Thompson-Robinson started at quarterback for the Browns (2-2) in place of an injured Deshaun Watson and was 19-of-36 passing for 121 yards and three interceptions. Myles Garrett had a sack for the Browns to raise his season total to 5.5.
Texans 30, Steelers 6
C.J. Stroud and Nico Collins hooked up for two touchdowns and host Houston took down Pittsburgh for its second straight win.
On the same day the Texans inducted former star defensive end J.J. Watt into their Ring of Honor, Houston (2-2) held the Steelers (2-2) to 12 first downs and outgained Pittsburgh 451-225. Stroud completed 16 of 30 passes for 306 yards, and Collins racked up seven catches for a career-high 168 yards.
Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett went 15-of-23 passing for 114 yards and an interception before suffering a left knee injury late in the third quarter. Mitch Trubisky played the rest of the game and could not guide Pittsburgh out of its hole.
Buccaneers 26, Saints 9
Baker Mayfield threw three touchdown passes and the Tampa Bay defense did not allow a touchdown in a win against host New Orleans.
Mayfield completed 25 of 32 passes for 246 yards and threw touchdowns of 4 yards to Cade Otton, 1 yard to Trey Palmer and 5 yards to Deven Thompkins. Saints running back Alvin Kamara made his season debut after serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
The Bucs (3-1) held Kamara to 51 yards on 11 rushes and 33 yards on 13 receptions, while Derek Carr completed 23 of 37 passes for 127 yards. New Orleans (2-2) managed just 197 total yards of offense and three field goals by Blake Grupe.
Titans 27, Bengals 3
Derrick Henry ran 22 times for 122 yards and a touchdown and also threw a touchdown pass to help Tennessee rout Cincinnati in Nashville.
The Titans (2-2) held the Bengals (1-3) to just 211 yards while Ryan Tannehill completed 18 of 25 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown. One week after gaining just six first downs, the Titans rebounded with a balanced attack and led 24-3 at the half.
Joe Burrow was ineffective and off-target, finishing 20 of 30 for 165 yards as Cincinnati was held to three points for the second time in four games this season. Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins suffered a rib injury in the first half and did not return while starting cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt went into concussion protocol.
Chargers 24, Raiders 17
Khalil Mack had six sacks and five tackles for loss to help Los Angeles beat Las Vegas in Inglewood, Calif.
Justin Herbert completed 13 of 24 passes for 167 yards with a touchdown and an interception and added two rushing scores for the Chargers (2-2). Herbert stayed in the game after injuring his left (non-throwing) hand during an interception return, wearing a splint on the middle finger. Mack, meanwhile, fell one sack shy of tying Derrick Thomas’ single-game sack record.
Aidan O’Connell made his first NFL start for the Raiders (1-3) after Jimmy Garoppolo remained in concussion protocol. The rookie completed 24 of 39 passes for 238 yards with an interception and a 1-yard touchdown run. Davante Adams caught eight passes for 75 yards and Josh Jacobs caught eight passes for 81 yards while adding 58 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Raiders.
Cowboys 38, Patriots 3
Leighton Vander Esch and DaRon Bland each scored defensive touchdowns in the first half, and Dallas rolled to a win over New England in Arlington, Texas.
CeeDee Lamb and Hunter Luepke also scored for the Cowboys (3-1), whose three victories have all come by 20 points or more. Dak Prescott completed 28 of 34 passes for 261 yards and a touchdown. Dallas tallied 22 first downs, compared to 10 for the Patriots (1-3).
The Cowboys wasted no time setting the tone. They established a 10-3 advantage at the end of the first quarter and surged to a 28-3 lead by halftime. Mac Jones completed 12 of 21 passes for 150 yards and two interceptions for New England. Jones was replaced late in the third quarter by Bailey Zappe.
49ers 35, Cardinals 16
Christian McCaffrey gained 177 yards from scrimmage and scored four touchdowns as San Francisco remained undefeated with a victory over Arizona in Santa Clara, Calif.
It was the 14th consecutive regular-season win for the 49ers (4-0) dating back to last season, and the seventh straight game in which they have scored at least 30 points. McCaffrey rushed for 106 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns, while adding another score on one of his seven receptions for 71 yards.
Brock Purdy scored the final touchdown of the game on a 1-yard run and completed 20 of 21 passes for 283 yards and a 134.6 passer rating. Josh Dobbs completed 28 of 41 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns, both to Michael Wilson, for the Cardinals (1-3).
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS
***Georgia’s hold on No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll loosened Sunday as the Bulldogs received a season-low 35 first-place votes out of possible 62 while extending their streak atop the rankings to 16 straight weeks.
The Bulldogs needed a late touchdown to escape with a win at Auburn on Saturday and that sent many in the media panel looking for a new No. 1 team. Georgia had 55 first-place votes and 1,562 points last week but was down to 1,501 points in this week’s AP Top 25.
No. 2 Michigan got 12 first-place votes and 1,436 points but nearly was passed by No. 3 Texas, which received 10 first-place votes and 1,426 points. Both the Wolverines and Longhorns won big on Saturday.
Ohio State kept its spot at No. 4 and received one first-place vote. No. 5 Florida State received four first-place votes. Neither the Buckeyes nor Seminoles played this weekend.
No. 6 Penn State and No. 7 Washington also held their spots. Oregon moved up a place to No. 8 and Southern California dropped one to No. 9.
No. 10 Notre Dame moved back into the top 10 after a dramatic victory at Duke. The Blue Devils dropped two places to No. 19.
Before declaring Georgia vulnerable, it should be noted that it was right around this time last year when the Bulldogs needs a second-half comeback to escape Missouri with a victory.
After that result, the Georgia slipped from No. 1 to No. 2 in the rankings behind Alabama.
A week later on Oct. 9, the Bulldogs regained the top spot – and haven’t relinquished it since – but it took a while to convince a lot of voters.
Georgia didn’t receive more than 32 first-place votes until it pounded Tennessee in a 1-vs.-2 matchup. On Nov. 6, Georgia received 62 of 63 first-place votes and there was never really a serious question again about who was No. 1.
Florida and Kansas dropped out of the rankings after being routed this weekend, the Gators by Kentucky.
That pushed the Wildcats into the poll along with rival Louisville, both setting up ranked vs. ranked matchups Saturday:
No. 20 Kentucky goes to Georgia. The Wildcats reached as high as No. 7 early last season before a second-half swoon that left them unranked at the end of the season.
No. 25 Louisville hosts Notre Dame on Saturday. The Cardinals are ranked for the first time since being in the AP Top 25 for two weeks at the start of the 2020 pandemic season, when some conferences were not playing and their teams were ineligible for the poll.
The last time both the Bluegrass State rivals were ranked when all of Division I college football was up and running was Sept. 16, 2007.
SEC – 7 (Nos. 1, 11, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23).
Pac-12 – 6 (Nos. 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 18).
ACC – 5 (Nos. 5, 14, 17, 19, 25).
Big Ten – 3 (Nos. 2, 4, 6).
Big 12 – 2 (Nos. 3, 12).
Mountain West – 1 (No. 24).
Independent – 1 (No. 10).
No. 12 Oklahoma vs. No. 3 Texas in Dallas. The 43rd Red River Rivalry with both teams ranked.
No. 23 LSU at No. 21 Missouri. Only the fourth meeting between the two Tigers, and the first with both ranked.
No. 20 Kentucky at No. 1 Georgia. Third time in the last six years the SEC East rivals have met as ranked teams, and only the fifth time in 77 total games.
No. 10 Notre Dame at No. 25 Louisville. Another first-time ranked-on-ranked matchup. The Irish and Cardinals have played just three times previously.
***Major League Baseball announced the schedule for the 2023 Postseason, which is set to open with four games of the Wild Card Series presented by Hankook Tire on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 on Tuesday, Oct. 3. Game 1 of the 2023 World Series presented by Capital One on FOX is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27 at the home of the League Champion with the superior 2023 regular-season record.
The openers of all four AL and NL Division Series presented by Booking.com are scheduled to begin on Saturday, Oct. 7. Overall, the Division Series is slated between Saturday, Oct. 7 through Saturday, Oct. 14, with potential Game 5s on Friday, Oct. 13 (ALDS) and Saturday, Oct. 14 (NLDS). FOX or FS1 will combine to cover the ALDS, and TBS will have all NLDS games.
The American League Championship Series presented by loanDepot will begin on Sunday, Oct. 15 and will be televised by FOX or FS1. The National League Championship Series presented by loanDepot, set to start Monday, Oct. 16, will be telecast by TBS. A potential Game 7 of the ALCS is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 23, while an NLCS Game 7 would be played on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Game 1 of the 2023 World Series presented by Capital One is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27. The 119th Fall Classic will then change sites for Game 3 on Monday, Oct. 30. If a Game 7 is necessary to determine the 2023 World Series Champions, then it would be played on Saturday, Nov. 4. The scheduled off-days during the World Series are Sunday, Oct. 29 and Thursday, Nov. 2 (if a Game 6 is necessary). FOX Sports will present live telecast coverage of the World Series for the 26th time.
All games telecast on TBS, FOX and FS1 will be available to MLB.TV subscribers who are authenticated subscribers to the applicable network through a participating pay TV provider.
The Wild Card Series will also be available via the ESPN App. ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2023 MLB Postseason games, beginning with the Wild Card Series. The Wild Card Series will also be available via the ESPN App. ESPN Radio will provide live national coverage of all 2023 MLB Postseason games, beginning with the Wild Card Series. In addition to its extensive studio coverage, MLB Network will exclusively air the entire 2023 National League Division Series and National League Championship Series in Spanish-language this Postseason.
***Buck Showalter was fired Sunday after a disappointing season in which baseball’s highest-spending team tumbled from contention by midsummer.
The 67-year-old Showalter said before Sunday’s game against Philadelphia that he will not return next year, and a few minutes later the fourth-place Mets announced the team had decided on the change. New York entered 74-86 and 29 1/2 games behind NL East champion Atlanta.
“I was honored to get a chance to manage a second New York team. I’m proud of what the Mets did. We won close to 180 games in two years. Especially last year, as much fun as I’ve ever had in the game. It reminded me why I’ve always loved this kind of work,” said an emotional Showalter, who piloted the New York Yankees from 1992-95.
“I wish things could have gone better this season because the Mets fans deserve that. In my heart, I always wonder what could have happened if this happened or that happened, but I try not to live in that world,” he added. “It’s not the ending I wanted, but I still love this city and the players.”
Showalter managed the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field. When he brought the lineup card to home plate before the game, players and coaches came out of the dugout to join fans in giving him a standing ovation. Showalter saluted them on his way back to the bench, and the scoreboard displayed his image with the message: “Thank You Buck.”
On Monday, New York is expected to announce the hiring of David Stearns as president of baseball operations above general manager Billy Eppler, and Showalter’s departure with a year remaining on his three-year contract clears the way for Stearns to pick the next manager.
“We are heading in a new direction, with a new president of baseball operations and we let Buck know we’ll be parting ways. We will begin the search for a new manager immediately,” Mets owner Steve Cohen said in a statement.
“Buck is a generational manager, and we value what he has done for our team, including leading us to a 101-win season and postseason berth last year. The commitment and heart that Buck brings to the game will be felt by our organization for years to come.”
Showalter said Eppler came to his office Saturday night and they spoke about next year.
“Billy and the organization, in fairness to me, gave me the option of stepping aside or either – I don’t know, what else? I appreciate that. But the new leadership, they’re going to go in a different direction with the manager next year,” he said.
Showalter took over in December 2021 and led the Mets to a 101-61 record last season, when he was voted NL Manager of the Year. New York lost to San Diego in their wild-card series, then added three-time Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander to its pitching staff during the offseason. The Mets boosted their payroll to a record $355 million on opening day, but wound up dealing Verlander, Max Scherzer and several other veterans ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline.
“As we look toward the next chapter for the New York Mets, we felt that making a managerial change was the right course of action,” Eppler said in a statement.
There’s already been speculation that Stearns will look to bring in Craig Counsell, who is in the final season of his contract as Milwaukee Brewers manager. Stearns led Milwaukee’s baseball operations department from September 2015 through the 2022 season before stepping down and moving into an advisory role.
Counsell has guided Milwaukee to five playoff appearances in the past six years, including a third NL Central title this season.
Other reports have indicated Counsell might want to take some time away from managing, with two sons playing college baseball in the Big Ten.
Showalter’s dismissal leaves the Mets searching for a manager for the fifth time since Terry Collins’ seven-year tenure ended in 2017. None of their past four lasted more than two seasons – Carlos Beltrán was let go without even managing a game, fallout from Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal in 2017.
Showalter entered Sunday with a 1,726-1,664 (.509) record in 22 seasons as a big league manager with the Yankees, Diamondbacks, Rangers, Orioles and Mets – guiding all those organizations to the playoffs besides Texas.
He’s won four Manager of the Year awards – tied with Hall of Famers Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox for most all-time – and is the only skipper to win the prize with four different teams.
Showalter ranks 19th in major league history in wins, but Gene Mauch (1,902) is the only manager with more who never won a pennant.
***MLB ROUNDUP: ASTROS CLUB D-BACKS, TAKE AL WEST CROWN
Behind home runs by Alex Bregman and Jose Abreu, the Houston Astros claimed the American League West title with Sunday’s 8-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks to complete a three-game series sweep in Phoenix on the final day of the regular season.
The win by Houston, matched with the Texas Rangers’ 1-0 loss against the Seattle Mariners, gave the Astros the AL West championship. The Rangers also finished 90-72 but the Astros won the season series 9-4 between the teams.
Houston sent its entire lineup to the plate in the first inning, when it scored four runs to take early control of the game. Bregman hit a two-run home run with no outs off Arizona starter Kyle Nelson (7-4) to ignite the rally.
The Diamondbacks’ lone run came on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s RBI double in the eighth inning. Their loss meant they had to settle for the third and final National League wild card and the No. 6 seed in the playoffs.
Tigers 5, Guardians 2
Matt Vierling had three hits, including a two-run homer, and host Detroit defeated Cleveland in the final game of Miguel Cabrera’s career.
The Tigers’ longtime designated hitter, who is retiring after 21 seasons in the majors at age 40, went 0-for-3 with a walk.
Cleveland starter Lucas Giolito (8-15) gave up five runs in five innings. Tyler Freeman homered for the Guardians.
Rockies 3, Twins 2 (11 innings)
Nolan Jones and Sean Bouchard hit home runs and Colorado beat Minnesota in 11 innings in Denver.
Brenton Doyle scored the game-winning run in the 11th inning as he attempted a steal of third base and continued home on a wild pitch by Twins position player Jordan Luplow.
Ryan Jeffers, Donovan Solano and Alex Kirilloff each had two hits for Minnesota, which will open the AL wild-card round against the Toronto Blue Jays at home on Tuesday.
Red Sox 6, Orioles 1
Tanner Houck and three relievers combined on a two-hitter as visiting Boston beat Baltimore.
Boston earned a split of the four-game series and finished 78-84 for the second straight season.
Baltimore reliever Danny Coulombe (5-3) took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) in one inning.
Nationals 10, Braves 9
Jacob Young’s ninth-inning, two-run single was the difference as visiting Washington downed Atlanta to close the regular season.
After Orlando Arcia put the Braves up with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the eighth, Atlanta watched Michael Tonkin (7-3) blow a save opportunity in the top of the ninth, walking in Michael Chavis to knot the contest at 8-8. Young’s hit ensured that Marcell Ozuna’s second homer of the day and 40th of the season, a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth, wasn’t enough.
Ozuna added a three-run home run and Matt Olson and Michael Harris II each drove in two runs for the Braves. Young and Keibert Ruiz each finished with three RBIs for the Nationals.
Pirates 3, Marlins 0
Miguel Andujar hit an RBI double in the eighth inning and Jack Suwinski followed with a two-run double as Pittsburgh topped visiting Miami to avoid being swept in a three-game series.
Five Pirates pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout. Pittsburgh starter Andre Jackson pitched four innings, Dauri Moreta (5-2) struck out the side in the eighth for the win and David Bednar fanned two in a perfect ninth for his 39th save.
Marlins starter Ryan Weathers, recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville, pitched six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks. He struck out five. Miami, which clinched a playoff spot with a win on Saturday, earned the second NL wild card despite Sunday’s loss.
Dodgers 5, Giants 2
Enrique Hernandez belted a three-run home run as part of a five-run uprising after San Francisco starter Kyle Harrison was pulled while throwing a no-hitter, and visiting Los Angeles recorded its 100th win of the season.
In reaching triple digits in wins for the fourth consecutive regulation-length season, the Dodgers gathered a bit of momentum heading into the NL playoffs, where they earned a bye into the division series.
Giants infielder Brandon Crawford departed to a standing ovation in the ninth inning after an 0-for-4 day in what could have been his final game in a San Francisco uniform after 13 seasons. Crawford (hamstring) was activated from the injured list before the game. Harrison gave up two walks, hit three batters and struck out four.
Angels 7, Athletics 3
Brandon Drury went 3-for-4 with two homers and three RBIs as Los Angeles beat Oakland in Anaheim, Calif.
Drury put Los Angeles up 1-0 in the first when he turned on a 3-1 fastball from A’s left-hander JP Sears (5-14) and drove it 401 feet into the Angels’ bullpen. Randal Grichuk had a solo blast in the third, and Drury scored on an error in the fourth before ripping a two-run homer in the fifth.
Esteury Ruiz of the A’s set the AL record for stolen bases by a rookie with 67 when he stole third in the third inning, breaking Kenny Lofton’s 1982 mark. Ruiz later added an RBI.
Rays 12, Blue Jays 8
Jonathan Aranda hit a grand slam and had six RBIs as visiting Tampa Bay defeated Toronto.
It was the first career grand slam for Aranda, who also had an RBI single and an RBI double.
Tyler Heineman had three RBIs for the Blue Jays and Brandon Belt had a solo homer.
Royals 5, Yankees 2
Kansas City put on a power display in the season finale, hammering three solo homers in support of Zack Greinke during a win over visiting New York.
In possibly the final appearance of his 20-year career, Greinke (2-15) threw five-plus innings of one-run ball. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out two.
MJ Melendez, Edward Olivares and Dairon Blanco went deep off Michael King (4-8), helping the Royals build a 4-0 lead to chase the New York starter after four innings. King surrendered eight hits and a season-high four runs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa had a two-run single for the Yankees.
Brewers 4, Cubs 0
Adrian Houser struck out five over five innings and Tyrone Taylor clubbed a solo home run as playoff-bound Milwaukee closed the regular season with a win over visiting Chicago.
Houser (8-5) continued his strong finish to the season while yielding three hits and two walks. The veteran right-hander has allowed five earned runs over 21 innings to go 3-1 in four starts since coming off the injured list with an elbow issue for the NL Central champion Brewers, who enter the postseason winners of four of their past five games.
Christopher Morel had two of the five hits by the Cubs, who rested most of their everyday players to end the club’s first winning season in three years.
Mariners 1, Rangers 0
George Kirby pitched six scoreless innings as Seattle beat visiting Texas, spoiling the Rangers’ bid to claim the AL West title.
The Rangers finished in a tie with Houston atop the division, but lost the tiebreaker based on the season series between the clubs. The Rangers instead will head into the playoffs as the AL’s second wild-card team and will travel to Tampa Bay for the opening round.
The Mariners, who were eliminated from postseason contention on Saturday, finished third in the AL West and a game behind Toronto for the third and final wild-card berth.
Padres 2, White Sox 1 (11 innings)
Jurickson Profar hit a go-ahead single in the top of the 11th inning and San Diego held on for a win over host Chicago.
Ha-Seong Kim drove in a run in the 10th inning for the Padres, who fell short of the playoffs but closed out their season with five wins in a row. Zach Remillard knocked in the game-tying run in the 10th inning for the White Sox.
Padres left-hander Rich Hill (8-14) earned the win. He pitched two innings of relief, allowing one unearned run on two hits. White Sox right-hander Declan Cronin (0-1) gave up one unearned run on two hits in one inning.
Phillies 9, Mets 1
Nick Nelson tossed 5 1/3 solid innings of bulk relief for visiting Philadelphia, which prepared for the postseason by beating New York.
Nelson (1-0), the second of five Phillies pitchers, gave up one run on two hits after Matt Strahm threw a 1-2-3 first. Alec Bohm hit a go-ahead homer for the defending NL champion Phillies, who will host the Miami Marlins in a best-of-three NL wild-card series beginning Tuesday.
Tim Locastro homered for the Mets, who announced the firing of manager Buck Showalter before the game. New York owner Steve Cohen issued a statement in which he said he “let Buck know we’ll be parting ways” shortly after Showalter said he was stepping aside in his pregame press conference.
Cardinals 4, Reds 3
Jordan Walker went 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI as St. Louis edged visiting Cincinnati.
Nick Martini hit a homer for the Reds and Stuart Fairchild had two doubles, a run and an RBI.
In his final game before retiring, Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright struck out as a pinch hitter.
***BOSTON (AP) Tim Wakefield, the knuckleballing workhorse of the Red Sox pitching staff who bounced back after giving up a season-ending home run to the Yankees in the 2003 playoffs to help Boston win its curse-busting World Series title the following year, has died. He was 57.
The Red Sox announced his death in a statement Sunday that detailed not only his baseball statistics but a career full of charitable endeavors. Wakefield had brain cancer, according to ex-teammate Curt Schilling, who outed the illness on a podcast last week – drawing an outpouring of support for Wakefield. The Red Sox confirmed an illness at the time but did not elaborate, saying Wakefield had requested privacy.
“It’s one thing to be an outstanding athlete; it’s another to be an extraordinary human being. Tim was both,” Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner said in the team’s statement. “I know the world was made better because he was in it.”
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a first baseman who set home run records in college, Wakefield converted to pitcher after mastering the knuckleball in the minor leagues. Relying on the old-timey pitch that had largely fallen into disuse, he went on to win 200 major league games, including 186 with the Red Sox – behind only Cy Young and Roger Clemens in franchise history.
But it was his role in the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry of the early 2000s that turned Wakefield into a fan favorite whose impact went far beyond his numbers.
After New York rallied to tie Game 7 of the ’03 AL Championship Series, Wakefield came on in relief in the 11th inning and Aaron Boone hit his first pitch for a walkoff home run to end Boston’s season and extend a World Series drought that stretched back to 1918.
The following October, with the Red Sox season again at risk against the Yankees in the ALCS, Wakefield got nine outs in extra innings of Game 5, setting up David Ortiz to win it in the 14th. The Red Sox went on to complete their comeback from a three-games-to-none deficit and then sweep St. Louis in the World Series to claim their first championship in 86 years.
The Red Sox, and Wakefield, won it all again in 2007.
“I can’t describe what you mean to me and my family,” Ortiz posted on social media. “My heart is broken right now because l will never be able to replace a brother and a friend like you….Rest and peace my brother.”
Wakefield was 11-3 when he made his only All-Star Game in 2009, becoming the second-oldest player – to Satchel Paige – ever selected to his first All-Star Game. Wakefield was the oldest player in baseball at 45 when he earned his 200th win in September of 2011, retiring his final six batters.
He announced his retirement the following spring training, seven wins short of breaking the franchise record for wins held by Clemens and Young.
“I’m still a competitor, but ultimately I think this is what’s best for the Red Sox,” he said at the time. “I think this is what’s best for my family. And to be honest with you, seven wins isn’t going to make me a different person or a better man.”
An eighth-round Pittsburgh draft pick in 1988, Wakefield converted to a pitcher two years later in an effort to revive his chances of making the majors. He got his callup midway through the 1992 season and went 8-1, finishing third in the NL rookie of the year voting.
He added two complete games in the NL playoffs – one in Game 6 to keep Pittsburgh alive. He was voted the MVP of the Series late in Game 7, before the Atlanta Braves rallied to win on Francisco Cabrera’s single with two out in the bottom of the ninth.
But Wakefield was unable to recapture his success in his second year in Pittsburgh, going 6-11 with a 5.61 ERA. He was released by the Pirates after another trip through the minors, and signed six days later by the Red Sox.
Wakefield again strung together a dominant run, starting 14-1 in 1995 before finishing the year at 16-8 with a 2.95 ERA. After 17 seasons with Boston, he retired as the franchise leader with 3,006 innings and 430 starts, and second in games and strikeouts.
In all, he was 200-180 with a 4.41 ERA.
“Tim was more than just a versatile and reliable All-Star pitcher, a highly respected teammate, and a two-time World Series champion,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement, citing “the dedicated work he and his family did serving the communities of New England.”
Wakefield was also an eight-time nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award that goes to a ballplayer for exemplary sportsmanship and community involvement, winning it in 2010. Melany Duval, the Chief Philanthropy Officer at The Jimmy Fund, said Wakefield was a frequent visitor on the adult and pediatric cancer floors and met with the teen patients on their annual spring training trip.
“Tim Wakefield was a respected competitor, a generous soul and a beloved member of the baseball community for more than three decades as a player and a broadcaster,” said MLB Players Association President Tony Clark, a Red Sox teammate in 2002. “We at the MLBPA, along with the baseball family, mourn his loss.”
The Pirates also noted his contributions to the Pittsburgh community, calling him “a great man who will be dearly missed.”
After retiring, Wakefield became an analyst for Red Sox broadcasts and was the honorary chairman of the Red Sox Foundation.
“Tim’s kindness and indomitable spirit were as legendary as his knuckleball,” Red Sox owner John Henry said. “He not only captivated us on the field but was the rare athlete whose legacy extended beyond the record books to the countless lives he touched with his warmth and genuine spirit. He had a remarkable ability to uplift, inspire, and connect with others in a way that showed us the true definition of greatness. He embodied the very best of what it means to be a member of the Boston Red Sox and his loss is felt deeply by all of us.”
***(AP) — Jrue Holiday was out of the Eastern Conference for just a few days, and now it’s the Boston Celtics who will hope that the Olympic gold medalist and NBA champion can help deliver them another title banner.
The Celtics finalized a deal with Portland on Sunday to land Holiday, who was shipped to the Trail Blazers last week by Milwaukee in the trade that sent seven-time All-Star Damian Lillard to the Bucks.
Boston gave up two key pieces – point guard Malcolm Brogdon, the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, and forward Robert Williams – and Portland gets two future first-round draft picks. The Blazers will receive what would have been Golden State’s first-round pick in 2024 (top-four protected) and Boston’s first-round selection in 2029.
“We are excited to see Jrue in a Celtics uniform,” Celtics President Brad Stevens said. “He plays the game with a great competitive character and his impact on and off the court has been felt everywhere throughout his career.”
Holiday moves into the starting point guard spot in Boston that had been held in recent seasons by Marcus Smart, who was sent to Memphis during the offseason in a three-team trade (also including Washington) that brought Kristaps Porzingis to the Celtics.
Smart is a dogged defender. And Holiday is the same. He’s a five-time All-Defensive selection – a first-teamer on that team last season – who has appeared on defensive player of the year ballots in each of the last three years, all with the Bucks.
The 33-year-old Holiday was an All-Star last year for the first time in a decade (he was an All-Star with Philadelphia in 2012-13) and is coming off a season in which he averaged 19.3 points and 7.4 assists, both better than his career averages of 16.4 points and 6.5 assists.
Flipping Holiday for Brogdon, Williams and more draft capital means the Trail Blazers have now turned Lillard into four players (with Deandre Ayton and Toumani Camara also included as part of Wednesday’s deal), three first-round picks and two pick swaps. That’s a strong haul for Lillard, who was officially welcomed to Milwaukee by his new team on Saturday.
Williams averaged 7.3 points and 6.9 rebounds in 209 games for the Celtics. Brogdon – who figures to be mentioned in trade talks elsewhere, with Portland now retooling following the Lillard move – is coming off a year when he averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists on 44% shooting from 3-point range.
***GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) The best collection of players at Marco Simone had flags from their eight countries draped around their shoulders as they took turns clutching and thrusting the gold Ryder Cup, the very trophy that turns them into one nation, one team, with one purpose.
The celebration was familiar on European soil, and so was the winner of the Ryder Cup.
Team Europe, embarrassed two years at Whistling Straits when it suffered its worst loss to the Americans, got their payback Sunday, along with that 17-inch trophy.
“Not many people gave us a chance, I don’t think, especially two years ago,” European captain Luke Donald said. “Well, we proved them wrong.”
Europe now has seven straight wins at home dating to 1993.
This one wasn’t even particularly close, from the opening session Friday, which Europe swept for the first time in history, to the Sunday singles that led to a 16 1/2-11 1/2 victory.
Rory McIlroy, in tears two years ago after his shabby performance, was among Europe’s top players who quickly doused any American dreams of a rally. He beat Sam Burns to go 4-1 for the week, the first time he was Europe’s top scorer in his seventh appearance.
“I was so disappointed after Whistling Straits – we all were,” McIlroy said. “And we wanted to come here to Rome and redeem ourselves.”
Jon Rahm, Viktor Hovland and Tyrrell Hatton also picked up key points early in the singles lineup, leaving Europe needing only a half-point to reaching the winning total. Tommy Fleetwood delivered the clincher, hitting a signature shot on the signature hole at Marco Simone – a drive to 25 feet on the reachable 16th against Rickie Fowler.
Fowler, now with a 1-8-5 road record in the Ryder Cup, hit into the water and wound up conceding the birdie to Fleetwood, who raised both arms to the loudest cheer of the week.
“I really didn’t want to come down to one of us at the back,” said Fleetwood, in the 11th spot in the lineup. “Just so happened to play a part – it was a bit bigger than I thought I was going to have when we saw the draw. But just so proud of being part of this team.”
The Americans were confident, mainly based on their 19-9 victory in Wisconsin two years ago, that they finally would win on European soil for the first time in 30 years.
Now make it 34 years. Their next chance is 2027 at Adare Manor in Ireland.
“I think the European team played some phenomenal golf. I think it really is quite that simple,” U.S. captain Zach Johnson said, his voice choking to the point that it was hard for him to complete a sentence. “Team USA will be better for it. We’ll figure it out.”
Johnson is sure to face scrutiny for his six picks, leading to perceptions they were as much about friendships as good form. The six picks combined to go 4-12-4 for the week. Whether it would have mattered is hard to tell.
Europe has the magic touch in these matches.
“This is our time to shine, not because this is our stage. We are just taking care of it because of the amazing role models that we’ve had before us that have shown us how to do it,” said Justin Rose, at 43 the oldest player in the Ryder Cup.
“A good pairing on the European team doesn’t mean playing with your best mate,” he said. “It means representing something bigger than yourself. And I feel like that’s for me what being a European Ryder Cup player is all about.”
Whatever hopes the Americans had Sunday didn’t last long.
They needed to win the last five matches still on the course. Matt Fitzpatrick of England was in position to win the 18th hole for the clinching half-point with Max Homa buried in gnarly rough above the bunker. Homa, on the advice of caddie Joe Greiner, boldly took a penalty drop, chipped to 7 feet and made the par for the full point.
Homa was a rare bright spot for the U.S. team, going 3-1-1 in his Ryder Cup debut. The mettle came from Patrick Cantlay, whose hat led to the only real drama at Marco Simone, and led to more anger than McIlroy has experienced in these tense matches.
Cantlay was the only player not wearing a USA cap (he says it didn’t fit right) but an unsubstantiated Sky Sports report Saturday morning said it was to protest not getting paid. Cantlay referred to the report as “outright lies.”
But the Europeans fans picked up on it and heckled him endlessly, waving their caps at him at every turn. Cantlay never flinched, making three straight birdies to win a fourballs match.
McIlroy still had a putt to tie, and he was furious when he felt Cantlay’s caddie, Joe LaCava, celebrated for too long and too close to the action, even when asked to move. McIlroy was seen that night being held back as he described the behavior as “(expletive) disgraceful.”
“I was probably the angriest I have ever been in my career,” McIlroy said. “I said to the U.S. guys I thought it was disgraceful what went on. I made that clear. I needed to calm myself down because I could have let it bring me down the wrong path.”
McIlroy said he has texted LaCava, who previously worked for Tiger Woods, and they would move on from that.
Europe went into the singles session knowing no team had ever come back from a five-point deficit on Sunday. The Americans made them sweat, but only briefly.
Rahm won the 18th hole to earn a half-point against Scottie Scheffler. Hatton completed an unbeaten week by beating British Open champion Brian Harman. Hovland put the first blue point on the board in a win over Collin Morikawa.
All Europe needed was one more halve, and Fleetwood assured that with a 2-up lead with two holes to play against Fowler.
The only mood that mattered was pure joy, with Europeans leaping into the water to celebrate a win they badly needed.
The Americans still lead the overall series in the Ryder Cup dating to 1927. But since Europe joined the party in 1979 – the modern era – Europe now has a 12-9-1 advantage.
Next up is Bethpage Black on Long Island in New York, renowned for its harsh fans even before the flags of two continents are involved. McIlroy led a chorus of European players already hopeful Donald will return as captain.
“I think one of the biggest accomplishments in golf right now is winning an away Ryder Cup,” McIlroy said. “And that’s what we’re going to do at Bethpage.”
Ryan Blaney made a last-lap pass of Kevin Harvick in a wild finish to win the YellaWood 500 NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama.
The two drivers were door-to-door taking the white flag, but Harvick — driving his final race at the massive track — cleared the Team Penske driver’s No. 12 Ford. However, Blaney fought back down the backstretch, saw an opening underneath and regained the lead.
As the field crashed behind him coming to the checkered flag, Blaney held off the 47-year-old Harvick by 0.012 seconds for his second win of 2023 to advance to the Round of 8 postseason.
William Byron, Denny Hamlin and Corey LaJoie rounded out the top-five finishers in the four-caution race.
Seven of the past eight races at Talladega have been won on a pass on the final circuit.
Aric Almirola, the 2018 Fall winner on the 2.66-mile high-banked Alabama superspeedway, set the pole-winning lap, but reigning Cup champion Joey Logano — eliminated from the postseason — soon assumed the point around the treacherous, high-speed layout.
Needing playoff bonus points, Blaney put his No. 12 up front and grabbed 10 of them by winning the 60-lap Stage 1. However, fellow title-hopeful driver Ross Chastain in the middle lane bounced off cars and hit the Turn 3 wall after Ricky Stenhouse Jr. ran out of gas in front of him.
Kyle Busch also made some contact, banging against Chastain’s No. 1 Chevrolet as he went underneath Stenhouse, while playoff driver Christopher Bell received front-end damage on his No. 20 Toyota while hitting Chastain, who finished in last.
After a late round of pit stops in Stage 2, Byron held the lead in the final laps, but he lost the top spot on the final circuit as Austin Dillon pulled out and helped push Brad Keselowski’s No. 6 Ford to the point to win the most stage points.
With 27 laps to go, Keselowski turned Carson Hocevar’s No. 42 in the tri-oval, causing a melee that collected Keselowski, Ty Gibbs, Dillon, AJ Allmendinger and Harrison Burton and created a 10-minute red-flag period.
Jonquel Jones burned her old team with 25 points and 15 rebounds as the New York Liberty set up a super-team WNBA Finals with the Las Vegas Aces by rallying for an 87-84 win over the Connecticut Sun on Sunday in Uncasville, Conn.
The Liberty trailed by as many as 10 in Game 4 before beating the Sun to take their semifinal series three games to one.
Jones, who joined league Most Valuable Player Breanna Stewart and veteran point guard Courtney Vandersloot as high-profile New York acquisitions in the offseason, made 5 of 6 free throws in the last minute to boost the Liberty into the best-of-five finals, which start Oct. 8 in Las Vegas.
Stewart added 27 points, including a pair of foul shots with 6.1 seconds left for a three-point lead. Connecticut penetrated the lane on its final possession and couldn’t squeeze off the tying 3 it needed to force overtime.
Betnijah Laney scored 21 for New York, which reached the finals for the first time in 21 years.
The Liberty trailed 75-74 with 2:53 left after DiJonai Carrington made a foul shot but Stewart answered with a 3-pointer at the 2:08 mark to give them the lead for good.
Alyssa Thomas led the Sun with 17 points, 15 rebounds and 11 assists. Tiffany Hayes added 15 and Carrington scored 14 off the bench.
After allowing 37 points in the first quarter of its Game 3 loss Friday night, Connecticut offered considerably more resistance in this first quarter of Game 4. The Sun leaned on Thomas to take a 23-19 lead to the second quarter as she finished with eight points, five rebounds and four assists.
Connecticut pushed its lead to 33-23 at the 6:16 mark of the second quarter when Thomas set up Hayes for a 3-pointer. New York made its run shortly thereafter, scoring the final six points of the quarter and taking a 45-44 halftime lead on Sabrina Ionescu’s layup.
The Liberty led by 11 on two occasions late in the third quarter as Jones heated up for seven quick points, including a 3-pointer. Jones then fed Laney for a layup that made the margin 66-58 going to the fourth period.
***MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Cristian Arango scored against his former club in the 72nd minute to lift visiting Real Salt Lake to a stunning 1-0 victory over Los Angeles FC on Sunday night in a pivotal match for both teams’ playoff aspirations.
Arango’s sixth goal in 10 league appearances — set up by Rubio Rubin’s pinpoint cross — helped Real Salt Lake (13-11-7, 46 points) to a second consecutive win as they leaped above LAFC into second place in the Western Conference.
Zac MacMath made seven saves to record his eighth clean sheet of the season for RSL, who won for only the second time in 13 regular-season meetings with Los Angeles.
Defending MLS Cup champion LAFC (12-10-9, 45 points) were held scoreless for a third consecutive time in league play.
The result dropped Los Angeles to fourth in the West, a point behind Salt Lake and Seattle and not yet mathematically guaranteed one of the nine playoff spots in the conference with three matches remaining.
Arango scored 30 goals across portions of two seasons for LAFC but was sold to CF Pachuca in Mexico following Los Angeles’ 2022 MLS Cup-winning campaign.
Salt Lake then acquired Arango from Pachuca during the MLS secondary transfer window this summer.
He scored on his only dangerous chance of the evening, when Rubin — who had just entered the match — spotted him on a counterattack on an early cross from the right flank.
Arango did well to fade his run away from LAFC defender Jesus Murillo and toward the back post, then headed the ball past a diving Maxime Crepeau.
Afterward, Arango opted not to celebrate, as is often custom for players who score in front of their former home fans.
LAFC outshot Real Salt Lake 20-7 overall and 7-4 in efforts on target despite taking the loss.
Fittingly, the hosts came closest to equalizing on a shot that looked to be an intended cross, when MacMath reacted well to push Denis Bouanga’s inswinging service over the crossbar in second-half stoppage time.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES/NEWS
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Matthew Stafford overcame a hip injury that left him limping at times Sunday to throw a 22-yard touchdown pass to record-breaking rookie Puka Nacua in overtime to give the Los Angeles Rams a 29-23 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Rams (2-2) have won four straight in the series, three in a row in Indy – this one coming after they blew a 23-point lead in the final 21 minutes of regulation.
Stafford was 27 of 40 with 319 yards, one touchdown and one interception. But it was his grit that won this one.
He was injured while being driven into the ground in the third quarter. Following an interception on the next play, he wore a heating wrap around his waist and when he returned to the game was limping noticeably. Twice, he slipped with nobody near him.
And yet, Stafford mustered enough to help the Rams avoid an embarrassing collapse. Nacua had nine receptions for 163 yards.
Indy (2-2) was trying to win its second straight overtime game behind rookie Anthony Richardson’s remarkable rally. He threw a 35-yard TD pass to Mo Alie-Cox before scoring on a 1-yard run. Then he capped the performance with a 5-yard TD pass to Drew Ogletree and the tying 2-point conversion throw to Michael Pittman Jr. with 1:56 to go.
But he couldn’t close out the rally in regulation and never got the ball in overtime.
The Rams scored on each of their first four drives, getting two TD runs from Kyren Willams and two field goals from Brett Maher to take a 20-0 halftime lead.
Rams: Nacua, a fifth-round pick, has 39 catches for 501 yards. On Sunday, he surpassed Anquan Boldin (30) for the most receptions by an NFL player in his first four games. He also has the most yards by any NFL player in his first four games and became the first since Harlon Hill (Chicago Bears, 1954) with three 100-yard efforts in his first four games.
Colts: Richardson became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to score on a touchdown run in his first three career games. His fourth TD run made him only the fourth player – and the first quarterback – since 2000 with four rushing scores in his first three games, joining LaDainian Tomlinson (2001), Jahvid Best (2010) and Kareem Hunt (2017).
Rams: Left tackle Alaric Jackson (hamstring) was inactive.
Colts: Neither left tackle Bernhard Raimann nor three-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kelly cleared the concussion protocol, and linebacker Zaire Franklin left late in the third quarter with an injured back. The league’s leading tackler did return. Receiver Alec Pierce left late in regulation to be evaluated for a concussion and cornerback Dallis Flowers (ankle) needed help to get off the field in overtime.
Rams: Begin a three-game homestand against defending NFC champion Philadelphia next Sunday.
Colts: Host division rival Tennessee next Sunday.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head football coach Tom Allen announced on Sunday (Oct.1) afternoon that Rod Carey will replace Walt Bell as the program’s offensive coordinator, effective immediately. Carey has served as a quality control coach with the Hoosiers since the start of the 2022 season, while Bell served as offensive coordinator over the same period.
“I felt we need a new direction on the offensive side of the ball,” Allen said. “Rod brings a wealth of experience and success along with a familiarity with our personnel.
“I wish Walt and his family the best moving forward and thank him for his contributions to our program.”
Carey went 64-50 as head coach at Northern Illinois University (2012-18) and Temple University (2019-21) with seven bowl appearances.
He posted a 52-30 overall mark and a 38-10 Mid-American Conference record at Northern Illinois, with two MAC championships and four West Division titles.
NIU went 12-0 in his first full campaign and was ranked nine-straight weeks, rising as high as No. 16 in the national polls. Carey coached seven All-Americans, including the program’s first two-time All-American in defensive end Sutton Smith.
He joined the Huskies as an offensive line coach in 2011, added run game coordinator duties in 2012, and took over as offensive coordinator following the team’s first game that same campaign. Carey was named head coach on Dec 2, 2012.
***INDIANA WOMEN’S TENNIS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana women’s tennis hosted their annual Hoosier Classic Fall tournament at the outdoor IU Tennis Courts over the weekend.
Indiana had six Hoosiers compete in the round robin tournament throughout the weekend.
Freshmen Chase Boyer, Elisabeth Dunac, Sarah L’Allier, Li Hsin Lin and Magdalena Swierczynska saw the court for the first time this year. Sophomore Nicole Teodosescu also competed in the tournament making her Fall debut.
FULL INDIANA RESULTS
• Nugent (XU) def Teodosescu (IU), 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (3)
• L’Allier (IU) def Lukyanov (NIU), 3-6, 6-4, 6-2
• Swierczynska (IU) def Pareja (Purdue), 5-7, 6-0, 6-2
• Watanabe (UC) def Dunac (IU), 6-1, 4-6, 7-5
• Guenther (UC) def Lin (IU), 6-3, 6-0
• Boyer (IU) def L.Valentinsson (M-OH), 6-3, 6-2
• L’Allier/Teodosescu (IU) def Nugent/Flowers (XU), 8-7, 9-7
• Dimitriev/Ninova (NIU) def L’Allier/Lin (IU), 8-7 (3)
• Siminski/Nwaozuzu (XU) def Swierczynska/Boyer (IU), 8-7 (9)
• Boyer/Teodosescu (IU) def Denysiewics/Saravanan (M-OH), 8-1
• Guenther/Watanabe (UC) def Dunac/Swierczynska (IU), 8-3
• Righi/Lukyanova (NIU) def Dunac/Lin (IU), 8-6
• Teodosescu (IU) def Dimitriev (NIU), 6-3, 6-4
• Dunac (IU) def Zalukar (M-OH), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2
• Brotherton (XU) def Swierczynska (IU), 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
• Welch (NIU) def Boyer (IU), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-3
• Larranaga (Purdue) def L’Allier (IU), 6-2, 6-4
• Dellabarca (Purdue) def Lin (IU), 6-2, 6-1
• Teodosescu/Lin (IU) def Milic/Dellabarca (Purdue), 8-5
• Larranaga/Gibbs (Purdue) def L’Allier/Swierczynska (IU), 8-3
• Zalukar/E.Valentinsson (M-OH) def Dunac/Boyer (IU), 8-2
• Teodosescu/Dunac (IU) def Guenther/Pacheco (UC), 8-4
• Gallardo/Pareja (Purdue) def Lin/Swierczynska (IU), 8-2
• Larranaga/Gibbs (Purdue) def L’Allier/Boyer (IU), 8-1
• Gallardo (Purdue) def Teodosescu (IU), 7-6 (1), 6-4
• Gibbs (Purdue) def Dunac (IU), 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
• Saravana (M-OH) def Lin (IU), 6-3, 6-4
• Swierczynska (IU) def Milic (PU), 6-1, 6-4
• Dev (M-OH) Def Boyer (IU), 6-4, 6-1
• Guenther (UC) def L’Allier (IU), 6-1, 6-1
The Hoosiers will compete in the ITA Regionals in Knoxville, Tenn., on Oct. 18-22.
***INDIANA FIELD HOCKEY
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ––– The Indiana Field Hockey team lost to No. 11 Ohio State, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon.
With the loss, the Hoosiers are now 4-7 on the season and 0-4 in Big Ten Play.
• The Indiana defense held off Ohio State’s offensive pressure through the first half and majority of the third quarter to keep the game at 0-0. Junior goalkeeper Arabella Loveridge made three saves in that time, as well.
• Leanne Bough scored the first goal of the game for Ohio State in the third quarter at the 39th mark. She was assisted by Erin Little and Riley Hudson.
• The Hoosiers created a good number of offensive opportunities ––– tallying four penalty corners and five shots in the third period, but could not convert.
• Brenna Bough extended Ohio State’s lead to 2-0 in the 49th minute.
• Sarah Richards scored the final goal of the game in the 57th minute. The goal was assisted by Delaney Lawler and Leanne Bough.
• Indiana recorded at least one save in each quarter.
• The Hoosiers recorded eight shots for the game.
• Four Hoosiers recorded shots in the game: Jemima Cookson, Yip Van Wonderen, Inés Garcia Prado and Kylie Dawson.
• All three of Garcia Prado’s shots were on goal.
• IU will travel to face off against Bellarmine next Sunday, Oct. 8 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In Purdue’s sixth fifth-set match of the season, No. 17 Purdue volleyball suffered a 2-3 (25-17, 25-15, 25-27, 11-25, 12-15) loss versus Northwestern.
The reverse sweep was the first of its kind seen against the Boilermakers this season, moving Purdue to 8-5 (2-2 Big Ten) while Northwestern earned its first win of Big Ten play as they improved to 7-7 (1-3 Big Ten).
The Boilermakers will have a quick turnaround, hosting Illinois on Wednesday on FS1. The match will be the team’s first appearance on the channel and will air at 7 p.m. ET.
Purdue’s had six five-set matches this season, including two consecutive matches, and own a 3-3 record when going to five sets.
The match-winning point for Northwestern came on a Wildcat Challenge, which reversed the original call giving Purdue the points (score: 13-14).
After fighting back from a 17-21 deficit in Set 3, the Boilermakers were within reach of a sweep, with a tied score at 25-25 in the third set.
Eva Hudson was errorless through three sets, with 14 kills on 36 swings (.389%). The sophomore finished the day with 17 kills on 53 swings and three errors (.264%) in addition to six digs, two block assists and an ace.
Maddie Schermerhorn tied a season-high 22 digs. It is the third time this season the libero has hit 22 digs and marks the fifth 20+ dig match of the season.
Illinois’ Julia Sangiacomo posted 33 kills in the match, the most an individual has recorded against Purdue in more than nine years.
With a 11-11 stalemate in Set 1, Purdue went on a 7-0 run after being tied at 11-11, taking the lead while Maddie Schermerhorn was behind the service line. The libero posted two aces in the stretch while the Boilermakers put up two blocks in the process.
Raven Colvin and Eva Hudson went errorless in the first set with four kills on six attempts (.667%) each.
Freshman opposite Grace Heaney produced in the fifth set, on three of Purdue’s first five points (two kills and a block assist). In all, Purdue had four kills in the fifth set. Overall, she registered a .462 attack % (8-2-13) since first entering the match in Set 2.
The Boilermakers are 7-3 over their last 10 matches.
***BUTLER WOMEN’S GOLF
The Bulldogs will welcome 15 other teams to Indianapolis Monday and Tuesday, hosting the Butler Fall Invitational.
The 54-hole event is slated for the Bulldogs’ home course – Highland Country Club.
The par-70 course will be set up at 6,040 yards. Play is slated for 36 holes of continuous play Sunday, followed by a final 18 on Tuesday. Shotgun starts are scheduled for 9 a.m. both mornings.
The Bulldogs will be joined in the field by Bellarmine, Belmont, Chicago State, Dayton, Eastern Illinois, UIC, Indiana State, IUPUI, Loyola, Marian (Ind.), Marshall, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and Valparaiso.
Sophomore Kelli Scheck, who won BIG EAST Golfer of the Week honors following her performance at the Austin Peay Intercollegiate. Scheck finished third individually, shooting one-under 215 over the 54 holes.
Scheck will be joined in the line-up by Lily Celentano, Katie Steinman, Cybil Stillson, and Ashley Freitas.
Five additional Bulldogs will compete as individuals: Alaina Bowie,
Jolie Guyette, Sophie McGinnis, Gianna Medica, and Madalin Small.
Live scoring will be available via Golf Genius.
***BUTLER MEN’S GOLF
The Bulldogs head to Ohio to participate in the third annual Tom Tontimonia Invitational hosted by Cleveland State.
The 54-hole event is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. Monday’s 36 holes are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., while Tuesday’s final round is slated for 9:30 a.m.
Butler finished second in the 2022 event, led by Damon Dickey, who tied for fifth at two-over 215. Dickey shot a one-under 70 in the final round. Will Horne set a new Butler record with his final round 65. Horne had seven birdies against only one bogey at the Lakewood Country Club. Horne’s school record of six-under 65 on a par-71 course stood until later in the season when Dickey posted a 64.
Horne led the Bulldogs in their most recent outing, registering a Top 5 finish at the Virtues Intercollegiate. The sophomore used a final-round 67 Tuesday to continue to climb the leaderboard. Horne finished the 54-hole event at eight-under 208, tying for fourth.
Dickey and Horne will be joined in the field by Derek Tabor,
Daniel Tanaka, Henry Quinn, and Leo Zurovac.
The Bulldogs and host Cleveland State will compete against Bowling Green, Dayton, Detroit Mercy, Green Bay, IUPUI, Marshall, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, Ohio, Purdue Fort Wayne, Robert Morris, St. Francis, and Youngstown State.
The par-71 Lakewood Country Club in Westlake will be set up at 6,811 yards for the event.
Live scoring will be available through GolfStat with a link posted on ButlerSports.com.
***BALL STATE MEN’S GOLF
MADISON, Wis. – Braxton Kuntz shot 2-under-par on Sunday to pace Ball State golfers at University Ridge Golf Course in the first round of the Badger Invitational, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. Through 18 holes, Kuntz is one stroke ahead of teammate Kash Bellar and five in front of Carter Smith.
***BALL STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – – In another tough Mid-American Conference showdown, the Ball State soccer team battled Western Michigan to a 2-2 draw Sunday afternoon at the WMU Soccer Complex.
With the result, the Cardinals (4-5-2; 2-0-2 MAC) and Broncos (6-3-2; 2-0-2 MAC) both remain undefeated in league play two weeks into the conference season.
“The team continues to handle the adversity of the games well and earn hard points on the road in conference play,” head coach Josh Rife said. “Tori Monaco had a great game today, helping create the first goal and then making two big plays defensively in the second half.”
Ball State capitalized on the first scoring opportunity of the match, as junior midfielder Kaitlyn Fraser netted her second goal of the season in the sixth minute to give the Cardinals an early 1-0 edge. It was the first shot attempt of the day by either squad, and was aided by the strong play from sophomore midfielder Tori Monaco.
Western Michigan, which entered the day as the league’s top-ranked squad in the NCAA RPI at 95, countered early in the 21st minute to even the score. The tie would not last the rest of the half, however, as junior forward Lexi Fraley handed BSU its second lead of the day in the 41st minute.
Fraley, who has earned at least one point in three straight matches, was able to collect a pass just outside the penalty box, battle her way around a WMU defender and slip a shot from just outside the goal box past another defender and the goalkeeper for her third goal of the season and the 12th of her career.
The Cardinals held the lead until the 65th minute when WMU scored its league-leading 19th goal of the season to force the draw. Ball State is second in the MAC with 18 goals, counting its two scores Sunday against a Broncos defense which has allowed just 11 goals on the year, the second fewest allowed in the league this season.
Redshirt junior goalkeeper Bethany Moser held strong against the WMU offense, tallying four saves over her 90 minutes of play. She was aided by a solid defensive effort from the entire team, including the two big plays from Monaco.
The Ball State soccer team returns to the Briner Sports Complex Thursday when it hosts Kent State for a 4 p.m. kickoff.
***BALL STATE MEN’S TENNIS
MUNCIE, Ind. – Newcomer Mason Tran and sophomore Broc Fletcher were crowned champions of their respective singles Flights in the closing round of the Ball State Fall Invitational.
Tran took down his fellow teammate sophomore
Jacks Lancaster by a score of 6-4, 6-4 to earn the title match of the Flight A Singles main draw. Vince Orlando also shined today winning the consolation finals of that same bracket as he pulled off a 6-7 (3), 7-5, 10-5 victory versus Marquette’s Tin Krstulovic.
In Flight B Singles, Broc Fletcher defeated IUPUI’s Luka Rodic, 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 to be crowned champion while Parrish Simmons finished the bracket off winning the final consolation match over the Jaguars Noah Viste, 6-3, 2-6, 10-3.
All-in-all the team effort was there for the Cardinals throughout the three-day event. Ball State closed out the weekend with a 26-8 singles mark while posting an 11-4 doubles ledger with three of those losses coming against their own teammates.
The Ball State men’s tennis team continues fall action when it travels to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Ohio Valley Regional (Oct. 12-Oct. 15) at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga.
***INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Northern Iowa scored two second half goals and held off Indiana State on Sunday afternoon as the Sycamores fell on the road to the host Panthers in Missouri Valley play, 2-0.
ISU (1-5-6, 0-3-1) struggled to gain traction against the Panthers (10-1-1, 3-1) at the UNI Soccer Stadium as the Sycamores were outshot 18-4, including 6-0 in the decisive final 45 minutes. The Sycamore defense battled the Panther offense throughout the game with Maddie Alexander posting six saves, while Maddie Helling made a key stop in the net to keep the game within reach against UNI.
The Panthers broke the seal on the net in the 60th minute as Lauren Heinsch received a cross in front of the net from Olivia Knoepfle and went upper left from six yards out to give UNI the 1-0 lead. Allison Groothuis put in the second goal in the 70th minute off the assist from Marissa Gross to provide the final scoring margin.
UNI pressed the advantage early in the contest as the Panthers put three shots toward the net in the first six minutes. ISU’s Carlie Jensen put ISU’s first scoring opportunity on net in the 11th minute, but UNI keeper Caitlin Richards recorded the save to keep it scoreless.
The Panthers outshot the Sycamores 12-4 in the opening half with ISU’s Sasha Thompson, Nora Henderson, and Alexa Mackey all being turned away.
Alexander went the distance in the net for ISU as the senior keeper recorded six saves in the contest. She’s posted 51 over the 2023 season in 12 matches to lead the Sycamore defense on the year.
Heinsch and Maddie Eastus both had four shots apiece on Sunday afternoon to lead the UNI offense. Richards posted two saves in recording the shutout in net.
Indiana State returns home to Memorial Stadium on Thursday, October 5, as the Sycamores welcome UIC for a midweek Missouri Valley match. The Thursday night contest will serve as Youth Soccer Day as the Sycamores will feature pregame high fives, halftime penalty kicks, and more with youth teams from around the community. Kickoff between ISU and UIC is set for 6 p.m. ET with the game set to be carried live on ESPN+.
***INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S GOLF
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State is back on the links this weekend as the Sycamores make the short trip to the Butler Fall Invitational held at the Highlands Country Club in Indianapolis. The two-day, three-round event will be hosted by Butler University with live scoring provided by Golf Genius.
The Sycamores enter the tournament looking to build off one of the strongest finishes over the last few seasons as ISU placed third overall at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational hosted by Youngstown State on September 23-24.
ISU (+30) turned in their second 303 (+15) of the weekend to finish third overall in the field behind tournament champion Youngstown State (+23) and Cleveland State (+24). The Sycamores were tied with Cleveland State for the team lead through the opening round before the tournament host Penguins posted a tournament-low 291 (+3) to clinch the title.
Hobbs was tied for third overall in the field through the first 18 holes before the senior closed out the event with a 77 (+5) to finish tied for sixth overall. Briana LeMaire, Sophia Florek, and Chelsea Morrow all posted top-20 finishes in the individual standings, while Rosalie DiNunzio finished tied for 23rd in her first collegiate tournament.
Head Coach Greg Towne runs out a new lineup this week as Hobbs, LeMaire, Florek, Iyoun Chew, and Morrow will be in the rotation this weekend in the field. Yang Tai will also compete in the tournament as an individual in her first action of the fall.
“We’re looking forward to a hard, fast track at the Highlands this weekend,” Towne said on the course. “It never disappoints with its rough and fast greens.”
Indiana State is one of 16 teams competing on the course this weekend. Joining the Sycamores include tournament host Butler, as well as Bellarmine, Belmont, Chicago State, Dayton, Eastern Illinois, UIC, IUPUI, Loyola, Marian (Ind.), Marshall, Morehead State, Northern Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and Valparaiso.
ISU finished tied for seventh overall in the team standings at last year’s Butler Fall Invitational held over October 3-4, 2022. The Sycamores carded a 307, the fifth-lowest score of the day shaving 14 strokes off their second-round total in finishing +101 over the three-round event.
Morrow and Hobbs both finished tied for 21st overall in the field to lead the Sycamores in the event. Morrow made a huge leap in the final round on the course moving up 25 spots in the field following her 73 (+3) to wrap up the tournament.
The 54-hole tournament will start on Monday morning with 36 holes of continuous play starting with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The final 18 holes on Tuesday will also start at 9 a.m.
***SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER
ST. CHARLES, Mo. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer could not overcome a late first half goal and fell at Lindenwood University, 1-0, Sunday afternoon in St. Charles, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles fall to 1-8-0 overall and 0-2-0 in the OVC, while Lindenwood goes to 4-4-2, 1-1-0 OVC.
After a rough and tumble first half, the Eagles trailed 1-0 at the halftime break. Lindenwood, which outshot USI in the opening half, 11-2, scored with 18 second remaining to take the intermission lead into the locker room.
In the second half, USI’s and Lindenwood’s defenses battle to a scoreless draw through the final 45 minutes as the Lions closed out the 1-0 decision. USI junior goalkeeper Braden Matthews (Princeton, Indiana) paced the USI defenders in the second half, making a pair of saves to keep the match close.
NEXT UP FOR USI:
The Eagles continue the three-match road swing Thursday with a trip to Texas to play Houston Christian University for a 7 p.m. contest. The trip to Houston will be USI’s meeting with Houston Christian.
Houston Christian saw its record go to 2-5-3 overall, 0-1-1 OVC, after falling on the road to Liberty University, 3-1. The Huskies are 1-3-1 in their last five matches and winless in their last four.
The Eagles finish the road swing in Texas when they visit the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. The Cardinals are 3-4-3 overall, 1-0-1 OVC, after the first weekend of league play.
***SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Soccer (2-6-4, 1-1-1 OVC) held on and defeated Morehead State University (3-5-5, 2-1-2 OVC), 2-1, at Strassweg Field on Sunday afternoon. The match gave the Screaming Eagles their first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season and snapped Morehead’s five-match unbeaten streak.
The first half was controlled by Morehead’s offense as the Eagles tacked on four shots on goal, but it was USI’s redshirt freshman goalkeeper Anna Markland (Hoover, Alabama) who held it close, securing four saves. Right out of the hydration break, USI earned the first goal of the match after an own goal was scored by Morehead with 20 minutes left on the clock. Despite the goal, USI could not muster a shot attempt in the opening frame.
It was a slow start for both sides after the intermission until USI got their first shot and second goal of the match from freshman midfielder
Pilar Torres (Chula Vista, California) at the 66:50 mark to take a 2-0 lead. Torres’ goal was scored thanks to a pair of assists from freshman midfielder/forward Kerigan Kivisto (Collierville, Tennessee) and sophomore forward Shy Iles (Demossville, Kentucky). However, Morehead cut the deficit after scoring with 12 minutes left in regulation. USI’s defense stood tall and stopped multiple shot attempts from Morehead to seal the match.
Southern Indiana totaled just one shot that came from Torres’ goal in the second half while Morehead put up nine shots with five on goal. Markland finished the game with one goal allowed and four first-half saves.
NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:
The Eagles continue OVC play next week when USI travels to Macomb, Illinois to battle newly-inducted conference member, Western Illinois University, on October 5 at 3 p.m. The Leathernecks enter the match 2-4-4 overall and 0-0-3 in conference play after tying with the University of Tennessee at Martin Sunday afternoon.
***EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S SOCCER
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The University of Evansville women’s soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to six-straight matches on Sunday afternoon at Arad McCutchan Stadium in Evansville, as the Purple Aces got a 67th-minute goal from junior midfielder Hailey Autenrieb (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) to secure a 1-1 tie against the visiting Belmont Bruins.
After conceding a penalty-kick goal in the 55th minute following a hand-ball in the penalty area, the Purple Aces responded with a set piece of their own to tie the match at 1-1. Sophomore defender Kaylee Woosley (Evansville, Ind./North) drilled a free-kick into the box from the right side, and Autenrieb ran on and volleyed the ball inside the right goal post for her first goal of the year.
“It’s tough to give up a penalty-kick goal,” said UE head coach Chris Pfau. “But, to show character and fight and get that goal back is outstanding. I told the team after the match that the character they show for each other is miles ahead of where I thought it would be with so many new faces this year, and I am really proud of how this group has battled for each other this year.”
Evansville had multiple chances to take the lead earlier in the match, but Belmont goalkeeper Sarah Doyle forced a miss on a breakaway in the first half and stopped back-to-back chances from 18-yards out at the start of the second half to keep the match scoreless.
Belmont would score first in the 55th minute, as forward Maci Pekmezian found the lower-right corner on a penalty kick to record her fourth goal of the season. UE would battle back to find the equalizer thanks to Autenrieb, and the two sides would play to the 1-1 draw.
Evansville out-shot Belmont, 12-10, for the match, as the Purple Aces have out-shot the last two Valley opponents. Both teams recorded five shots on goal, with Doyle and UE goalkeeper Myia Danek (Laingsburg, Mich./Laingsburg) recording four saves each. Autenrieb led all players with three shots, including two on target.
With the tie, Evansville ties the Missouri Valley Conference record for ties in a single-season, as the Purple Aces’ record moves to 0-3-8 and 0-0-5 in the MVC. Belmont’s record moves to 1-6-6 and 0-1-4 in the Valley with the result. Evansville will return home next Sunday to host UIC (4-6-2, 3-2-0 MVC). Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. and Sunday’s match can be seen live on ESPN+.
***EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S GOLF
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau will be the scene of the Saluki Invitational where the University of Evansville women’s golf team will be competing on Monday and Tuesday. Thirty-six holes comprise the action on Monday with the final 18 holes being played on Tuesday.
Postings scores of 78 in the final round of “The Velvet”, Allison Enchelmayer and Kate Petrova helped the Purple Aces earn a 6th place finish at The Country Club of Paducah in their last event. Enchelmayer earned the top finish for the Aces, tying for the 11th spot. Her 78 in the final round gave her a final score of 233. Petrova finished in 18th place with a 236. She registered a 76 in the final 18 holes, marking her low round of the event.
Tying for 33rd on the final leaderboard was Jane Grankina. After carding an 82 in the last round, she finished with a 243. Magdalena Borisova and Trinity Dubbs were fourth and fifth on the squad, respectively. Borisova’s 3-round total finished at 251 following a score of 79 on Tuesday. Dubbs wrapped up the weekend with a 263.
Destynie Sheridan and Carly Frazier completed the tournament as individuals. Sheridan posted a 251 over the three rounds while Frazier scored a 270.
***VALPO WOMEN’S TENNIS
A pair of Valparaiso University tennis players enjoyed first-place finishes in their respective singles flights this weekend at the Illinois State Invite, hosted by the Redbirds in Normal, Ill. Fifth-year senior Olivia Czerwonka (Kenosha, Wis. / Saint Joseph Catholic Academy) prevailed in Flight 1 Singles, while sophomore Elizabeth Sobieski (Muskego, Wis. / Muskego) came out on top in Flight 5.
How It Happened
Czerwonka had to rally after dropping the opening set in the Flight 1 Singles title match against UIC’s Gustafsson. She rebounded from a 2-6 defeat to grab the remaining sets, 6-3, 10-6.
Sobieski swept her title match against Eastern Michigan’s Brichackova in Flight 5, winning 6-1, 6-3 to take the crown.
The Beacons had another winning day of singles action, posting a combined record of 6-1. In Flight 3, Mia Bertino (Lockport, Ill. / Joliet Catholic) bested Eloundor of Chicago State 6-2, 6-3 to take fifth place. Also earning fifth was Jolene Fernandes (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), who outdid Srivasrav of St. Thomas 6-3, 6-3 in Flight 6.
In Flight 4 Singles, Sydney Stone (Brisbane, Australia / Tyler JC) solidified a seven-place finish, losing only one game in a 6-1, 6-0 triumph of Lindahl of St. Thomas. In Flight 7, Lillian Kelly (Fullerton, Calif. / Fullerton Union) defeated Rodriguez of UIC 6-2, 4-3 with Rodriguez retiring due to an injury.
In Flight 2 Singles, Moira Silva (Houston, Texas / Houston Tennis Academy) finished as the runner-up after falling to Kolarevic of Illinois State in a tight title match, 4-6, 6-3, 4-10.
The success this weekend also included strong doubles play. Valpo garnered a pair of doubles wins on Sunday, including the Flight 2 tandem of Stone/Sobieski defeating Bezmenova/Pukhina of Bradley 8-3 to take fifth place. The Flight 3 duo of Fernandes/Bertino eked out a tight win 8-7(4) over Ryan/Brion of UIC to snag fifth as well.
In the Flight 1 doubles draw, Czerwonka and Silva fell 6-8 to Illinois State’s Zlatanovic/Caculovic to finish as the runners-up.
Inside the Matches
Czerwonka increased her ever-growing program record for career singles wins to 72.
Czerwonka avenged a defeat from last season, when she dropped a three-set affair to Agnes Gustafsson, 6-3, 6-7(5), 3-6 in the Valpo/UIC dual match on March 26.
Gustafsson was a member of the MVC All-Select team last season and was the Horizon League Player of the Year in 2021-22. The match pitted the 2021-22 MVC Player of the Year against the 2021-22 Horizon League Player of the Year. Gustafsson has earned all-league honors in each of her first three collegiate seasons.
Sobieski is an unblemished 8-0 in singles play this season.
The Beacons will partake in the Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships beginning on Friday, Oct. 6 in Springfield, Mo.
***VALPO WOMEN’S SOCCER
For the second time in conference play, the Valpo soccer team struck for the opening goal of a match in the second minute, but this time, visiting Murray State responded almost immediately, and despite quality scoring chances both ways, neither side could break the deadlock as the matchup ended in a 1-1 draw.
How It Happened
It took all of 85 seconds for the Beacons to take the lead on Sunday afternoon. Fifth-year center back Nicole Norfolk (Menomonee Falls, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) made a run into the attacking third from the back line and laid off a pass in the center of the park to junior Addy Joiner (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton). Joiner took care of the rest from there, rifling a shot from 25 yards out which hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced down across the goal line to give Valpo the 1-0 edge.
But the advantage ended up lasting less than five minutes, as Murray State’s Mary Hardy found the back of the net with a header from the center of the box in the seventh minute to level the match.
Valpo had plenty of chances to restore the lead to its side of the scoreboard, out-shooting MSU over the opening 45 minutes, 12-4. Perhaps the Beacons’ best opportunity came in the 17th minute on a rebound attempt from Sam Gountounas (Tinley Park, Ill./Andrew), as Racer goalkeeper Griselda Revolorio couldn’t cleanly handle an initial save. But Gountounas’ follow from in close at a tight angle hit the outside of the post.
The match entered halftime level at 1-1, and remained that way throughout the second half, but not for a lack of chances — especially in the last few minutes. Senior goalkeeper Nikki Coryell (Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley) had to make her most challenging save of the afternoon in the 83rd minute on an effort from Hardy inside the box, but Coryell was up to the challenge with a lunging two-handed push over the crossbar.
Joiner had a chance for a brace and the late go-ahead goal in the 87th minute on a sharp angle from the left side, but her left-footed shot didn’t dip quite quickly enough, ricocheting off the crossbar and back into the field of play.
One last push from the Racers in the 89th minute resulted in a 3-v-1 attacking opportunity. Freshman center back Anna Cup (Bartlett, Ill./South Elgin), the lone Valpo defender back, stepped at the right time however, causing an MSU pass to be flagged for offside and keeping the 1-1 scoreline.
Inside the Match
Valpo remains unbeaten at home, with a 3-0-2 record on Brown Field this season through five home fixtures. It is the program’s first time going at least five straight at home to open a season without a loss since the 2017 squad won each of its first five home matches of the year.
The draw pushes the Beacons’ record to 1-0-3 in MVC play, the fifth time in program history Valpo has opened league action with at least four consecutive matches without a loss. The last such season came in 2021, when Valpo began Valley action 6-0-1 before suffering its first defeat.
The draw was Valpo’s fifth of the season, matching a program record for number of ties in a single campaign. The 2010, 2011 and spring 2021 seasons all featured five deadlocks as well.
Joiner moved into a tie atop the MVC stat leaders with her sixth goal of the season. It was the 16th goal of her Valpo career, good for solo eighth position in program history.
Norfolk’s assist was her third of the season and the fifth of her career. The center back appeared in and started her 78th match in the Valpo uniform Sunday, moving her into a tie for fifth all-time at Valpo in matches played and a tie for third in matches started.
Valpo out-shot Murray State 17-14 for the match, but the Racers put five shots on frame to Valpo’s four, forcing Coryell to make four saves in the draw. The Beacons also took six of the match’s nine corner kicks.
Thoughts From Coach Marovich
“We came out on the front foot again today — three games in a row, we’ve come out and put in a really good performance to start the game, and today, we got ourselves a goal.”
“Unfortunately, a few minutes later, we lost a runner on a ball into the box and Murray State put it in. But I thought we responded well and gave ourselves a few more chances in the first half that we just weren’t able to put away.”
“Second halves of Sunday games can be really hard — I thought we fought through that and worked really hard, but we just didn’t have enough today in the finishing third, didn’t have that final pass to get three points.”
“The season is a marathon and a grind, so we’ll recover and then turn our attention to getting ready and preparing for Thursday’s match. We have to continue to come out on that front foot — if we do that, we’ll give ourselves opportunities every night.”
Valpo (5-2-5, 1-0-3 MVC) looks to keep its unbeaten record at home and in Valley play intact on Thursday evening when it closes out a three-match homestand against Illinois State. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the match can be seen live on ESPN+.
***UINDY MEN’S SOCCER
LEBANON, Ill. – The No. 8-ranked University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team (7-0-2) concluded their weekend road trip with a tie versus the McKendree Bearcats (5-1-3) on Sunday afternoon.
Kabiru Gafar was the goal scorer for the Greyhounds, scoring a ball from six yards out at the 54th minute of play.
INS & OUTS
Defensive aptitude was the name of the game early between the two quality GLVC squads. It wasn’t until the 21st minute that either squad mounted a solid offensive attack with UIndy’s August Abrahamsen taking a shot from 25 yards out that missed right. Each squad traded shots as the first half of play ended tied 0-0.
That tie stood barely ten minutes into the second half with Gafar putting his defender on his heels and hammering a ball into the back of the net for his third goal of the season.
Some slick passing by the Bearcats at the 62nd minute and a well placed shot past the hands of Greyhound keeper Kieran Brown saw the equalizer hit the back of the net. Both
Michael Tselios and Carl Ringstrom attempted to get the decider as the clock winded down, but to no avail as the match ended 1-1.
INSIDE THE BOX
– There were seven yellow cards given in the match, five to the host Bearcats and two to UIndy.
– Of the Hounds starting 11, six played all 90 minutes.
– Both squads managed to take six shots.
The Greyhounds will return to Key Stadium this upcoming Sunday, Oct. 8 for a battle with the Lewis Flyers at 3:30 p.m.
***UINDY WOMEN’S SOCCER
LEBANON, Ill. — Battling a stout McKendree Bearcats squad (6-1-2), the University of Indianapolis women’s soccer team (3-4-3) fought to a 1-1 on Sunday afternoon.
Stephanie Brady was the equalizer in the contest, scoring on a penalty at the 71st minute. The defense limited the offense of the Bearcats, that was averaging two goals a game prior to the contest, to just one score in the battle.
INS & OUTS
The Bearcats played the aggressor early in the contest, launching three of their six first-half shots within the first ten minutes of action. The barrage of offense eventually wore down the Hounds defense, as McKendree scored at the 20th minute. The Hounds responded with a pair of back-to-back shots a minute after the Bearcat goal, but were unable to find the back of the net.
As the second period began, the Greyhounds defense stayed strong, repelling five shots within the first six minutes of action, with Kendall Ellis recording one of her four saves in that time frame. A foul at the 71st minute by the Bearcats allowed for Maddy Theis to send in a perfect center, which resulted in a Bearcat foul once again, inducing the penalty for the Hounds. Brady would be the Greyhound to handle the Penalty duties, sending a bullet to the left side of the goal to make it 1-1.
Ellis and the back line of the Hounds continued their quality afternoon with Ellis recording too more saves within a two-minute time frame to keep it tied.
INSIDE THE BOX
– The UIndy defense was outstanding in the second half, keeping the Bearcats scoreless through 10 shots.
– Lyza Shamy once again played all 90 in the contest, upping her full-time streak to 10 games this season.
– The Hounds have now tied McKendree 1-1 in back-to-back regular season competitions, with both Greyhound goals coming via the penalty kick.
The Hounds return home for their next contest, hosting the Lewis Flyers on Sunday, Oct. 8 at noon. The match will also feature as their Alumni Appreciation night.
SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS
INDIANA WESLEYAN ATHLETICS: https://iwuwildcats.com/
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FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/
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PURDUE NORTHWEST ATHLETICS: https://pnwathletics.com/
INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx
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ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/
GOSHEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/
HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index
FINAL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS
|X-Baltimore||101||61||.623||–||49 – 32||52 – 29||32 – 20||22 – 10||21 – 11||6 – 4||L 1|
|Y-Tampa Bay||99||63||.611||2||53 – 28||46 – 35||31 – 21||23 – 9||18 – 14||6 – 4||W 2|
|Y-Toronto||89||73||.549||12||43 – 38||46 – 35||21 – 31||22 – 10||16 – 16||4 – 6||L 2|
|NY Yankees||82||80||.506||19||42 – 39||40 – 41||22 – 30||18 – 14||19 – 13||6 – 4||L 1|
|Boston||78||84||.481||23||39 – 42||39 – 42||24 – 28||19 – 13||15 – 17||3 – 7||W 1|
|X-Minnesota||87||75||.537||–||47 – 34||40 – 41||13 – 19||29 – 23||20 – 12||7 – 3||L 1|
|Detroit||78||84||.481||9||37 – 44||41 – 40||7 – 25||35 – 17||15 – 17||7 – 3||W 2|
|Cleveland||76||86||.469||11||42 – 39||34 – 47||16 – 16||23 – 29||17 – 15||4 – 6||L 2|
|Chi White Sox||61||101||.377||26||31 – 50||30 – 51||11 – 20||23 – 29||12 – 21||3 – 7||L 3|
|Kansas City||56||106||.346||31||33 – 48||23 – 58||9 – 24||20 – 32||11 – 20||6 – 4||W 1|
|X-Houston||90||72||.556||–||39 – 42||51 – 30||16 – 17||14 – 17||32 – 20||6 – 4||W 4|
|Y-Texas||90||72||.556||–||50 – 31||40 – 41||20 – 12||19 – 13||29 – 23||6 – 4||L 1|
|Seattle||88||74||.543||2||45 – 36||43 – 38||13 – 18||20 – 13||33 – 19||4 – 6||W 1|
|LA Angels||73||89||.451||17||38 – 43||35 – 46||14 – 18||18 – 14||22 – 30||4 – 6||W 1|
|Oakland||50||112||.309||40||26 – 55||24 – 57||8 – 24||14 – 18||14 – 38||4 – 6||L 1|
|X-Atlanta||104||58||.642||–||52 – 29||52 – 29||35 – 17||22 – 9||21 – 12||7 – 3||L 1|
|Y-Philadelphia||90||72||.556||14||49 – 32||41 – 40||25 – 27||19 – 12||18 – 15||7 – 3||W 1|
|Y-Miami||84||77||.522||19.5||46 – 35||38 – 42||26 – 25||18 – 15||14 – 17||6 – 4||L 1|
|NY Mets||74||87||.460||29.5||42 – 38||32 – 49||24 – 27||13 – 19||18 – 14||4 – 6||L 1|
|Washington||71||91||.438||33||34 – 47||37 – 44||19 – 33||14 – 19||15 – 16||4 – 6||W 1|
|X-Milwaukee||92||70||.568||–||49 – 32||43 – 38||18 – 14||33 – 19||13 – 19||6 – 4||W 1|
|Chi Cubs||83||79||.512||9||45 – 36||38 – 43||11 – 20||30 – 22||17 – 16||4 – 6||L 1|
|Cincinnati||82||80||.506||10||38 – 43||44 – 37||15 – 17||21 – 31||18 – 14||3 – 7||L 2|
|Pittsburgh||76||86||.469||16||39 – 42||37 – 44||16 – 17||25 – 27||16 – 15||5 – 5||W 1|
|St. Louis||71||91||.438||21||35 – 46||36 – 45||14 – 18||21 – 31||13 – 19||4 – 6||W 2|
|X-LA Dodgers||100||62||.617||–||53 – 28||47 – 34||17 – 14||19 – 14||34 – 18||6 – 4||W 1|
|Y-Arizona||84||78||.519||16||43 – 38||41 – 40||14 – 18||20 – 12||29 – 23||4 – 6||L 4|
|San Diego||82||80||.506||18||44 – 37||38 – 43||16 – 16||11 – 21||27 – 25||8 – 2||W 5|
|San Francisco||79||83||.488||21||45 – 36||34 – 47||13 – 18||20 – 13||26 – 26||3 – 7||L 1|
|Colorado||59||103||.364||41||37 – 44||22 – 59||14 – 20||13 – 17||14 – 38||3 – 7||W 1|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Buffalo Bills||3||1||0||.750||0.0||139||55||2-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0||1-1-0||3 W|
|Miami Dolphins||3||1||0||.750||0.0||150||119||1-0-0||2-1-0||3-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|New England Patriots||1||3||0||.250||2.0||55||97||0-2-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|New York Jets||1||3||0||.250||2.0||62||84||1-2-0||0-1-0||1-2-0||1-1-0||3 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Kansas City Chiefs||3||1||0||.750||0.0||101||60||1-1-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||3 W|
|Los Angeles Chargers||2||2||0||.500||1.0||110||104||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Las Vegas Raiders||1||3||0||.250||2.0||62||101||0-1-0||1-2-0||1-3-0||1-1-0||3 L|
|Denver Broncos||1||3||0||.250||2.0||100||150||0-2-0||1-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Baltimore Ravens||3||1||0||.750||0.0||99||58||1-1-0||2-0-0||3-1-0||2-0-0||1 W|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||2||2||0||.500||1.0||62||100||1-1-0||1-1-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Cleveland Browns||2||2||0||.500||1.0||76||60||2-1-0||0-1-0||2-2-0||1-2-0||1 L|
|Cincinnati Bengals||1||3||0||.250||2.0||49||94||1-1-0||0-2-0||0-3-0||0-2-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Indianapolis Colts||2||2||0||.500||0.0||97||99||0-2-0||2-0-0||2-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Houston Texans||2||2||0||.500||0.0||96||79||1-1-0||1-1-0||2-2-0||1-1-0||2 W|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||2||2||0||.500||0.0||80||82||1-2-0||1-0-0||1-2-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Tennessee Titans||2||2||0||.500||0.0||72||70||2-0-0||0-2-0||2-1-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Philadelphia Eagles||4||0||0||1.000||0.0||118||90||2-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0||1-0-0||4 W|
|Dallas Cowboys||3||1||0||.750||1.0||124||41||2-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Washington Commanders||2||2||0||.500||2.0||89||120||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|New York Giants||1||2||0||.333||2.5||43||98||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|San Francisco 49ers||4||0||0||1.000||0.0||125||58||2-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0||2-0-0||4 W|
|Seattle Seahawks||2||1||0||.667||1.5||87||88||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||0-1-0||2 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||2||2||0||.500||2.0||98||85||0-1-0||2-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||1||3||0||.250||3.0||88||102||1-1-0||0-2-0||1-3-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Detroit Lions||3||1||0||.750||0.0||106||83||1-1-0||2-0-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Green Bay Packers||2||2||0||.500||1.0||100||96||1-1-0||1-1-0||2-2-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Minnesota Vikings||1||3||0||.250||2.0||90||95||0-2-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Chicago Bears||0||4||0||.000||3.0||75||137||0-2-0||0-2-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||4 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||1||0||.750||0.0||84||68||1-1-0||2-0-0||3-1-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Atlanta Falcons||2||2||0||.500||1.0||62||77||2-0-0||0-2-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||2 L|
|New Orleans Saints||2||2||0||.500||1.0||62||76||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||1-1-0||2 L|
|Carolina Panthers||0||4||0||.000||3.0||67||102||0-2-0||0-2-0||0-4-0||0-2-0||4 L|
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1908 Future Hall of Fame right-hander Addie Joss hurls second-ever perfect game, beating Ed Walsh and the White Sox on an unearned run, 1-0. The 79-pitch performance kept the Naps’ pennant hopes alive, but in four days, the Tigers will cop the American League flag, edging Cleveland by a half-game because the existing rules do not require a team re-play a rained-out game from earlier in the season.
1920 The Indians clinch their first American League pennant when they rout the Tigers at Navin Field, 10-1. Jim Bagby, who will have a 1-1 record in the Fall Classic for the eventual World Champs, notches his 31st victory.
1920 In the only tripleheader ever played in the 20th century, the Reds take the first two games, 13-4 and 7-3, with the Pirates avoiding the sweep, winning the shortened finale 6-0, called after six innings because of darkness. Peter Harrison is the home plate umpire for all three games.
1932 The Yankees win their twelfth consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time. The Bronx Bombers collect 19 hits, clubbing the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 13-6.
1936 In Game 2, the Yankees even the World Series at a game apiece by routing the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 18-4. The lopsided win is the largest margin of victory in the history of the Fall Classic.
1938 Tommy Thevenow, playing in his final game of a 12-year career, establishes the longest homerless streak in major league history. The 35-year-old Pirates infielder, who hit two round-trippers during his rookie season in 1924 with the Cardinals, makes another 3,605 plate appearances without homering again.
1938 During the 3-2 loss to New York in the season finale at the Polo Grounds, Bees (Braves) outfielder Vince DiMaggio strikes out four times, extending his major league record to a season total of 129. Last month, Dom and Joe’s older brother had surpassed Gus Williams’ major league mark of 120 whiffs established by the Browns’ outfielder in 1914.
1938 At the Polo Grounds, Mel Ott singles home a run in the Giants’ 3-2 victory over Boston in the season finale at the Polo Grounds. The 29-year-old Giants’ right fielder, who will celebrate a birthday in the offseason, establishes the record for the most games played before a 30th birthday with 1,739, more than Robin Yount’s 1,671 (Brewers, 1974-85) and Andruw Jones’s 1,625 (Braves, 1996-2007)
1938 Indians’ fireballer Bob Feller fans eighteen Tigers, surpassing Dizzy Dean’s 1933 mark to establish a modern major league record for strikeouts in a game. ‘Rapid Robert,’ who gives up seven hits and walks seven, loses the Cleveland Stadium contest, 4-1.
1940 The Sullivans become the first father and son to have played in a World Series when Billy Jr. is the Tigers’ backstop in Game 1 of the Fall Classic at Crosley Field. The Detroit catcher’s dad, Bill Sr., appeared in the postseason in 1906, playing the same position for the White Sox when he went 0-for-21 in the Hitless Wonders’ six-game triumph over the Cubs.
1947 After scoring six runs in the bottom of the second inning in Game 3, the Dodgers hold on to beat the Yankees, 9-8, for their first victory in the Fall Classic. The Ebbets Field contest takes three hours and five minutes to complete, making it the longest game ever played in World Series history.
1947 In Game 3 of the Fall Classic, Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in World Series history. In the seventh inning of a 9-8 loss to the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, the historic homer comes off Ralph Branca.
1949 With a combination of infielders consisting mostly of shortstop Eddie Joost, second sacker Pete Suder, and first baseman Ferris Fain, the A’s establish a major league record for turning 217 double plays. The trio was the subject of a poem by Dick Armstrong, the Athletics’ publicity director, titled “Joost to Suder to Fain,” which remains popular in the franchise’s folklore.
1952 Carl Erskine strikes out 14 Yankees in Game 3 to establish a new World Series mark. The Dodger hurler’s performance bests the record of A’s Howard Ehmke, who struck out 13 Cubs in Game 1 of the 1929 Fall Classic.
1954 The Giants complete the World Series sweep of the Indians when Don Liddle beats Bob Lemon, 7-4. The Tribe, who had lost four consecutive games only once during the regular season, completed the campaign with a 111-43 record, establishing an American League mark for victories.
1960 On the season’s final day, Norman Cash singles as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of the Tigers’ 2-1 loss to Kansas City at Municipal Stadium. ‘Stormin’ Norman,’ a big man not known for his speed, will finish the year without having hit into a double play during his 428 plate appearances for Detroit.
1961 Two days before starting the World Series between the Reds and Yankees, the expansion Mets introduced Casey Stengel as the franchise’s first manager. The introduction takes place at the Savoy Hilton in the same room where the Bronx Bombers held a press conference at the end of last season to announce the 70-year-old Old Professor’s ‘mandatory retirement.’
1961 Coming out of retirement, former Yankee skipper Casey Stengel agrees to manage the Mets, New York’s National League expansion team. ‘The Old Perfessor,’ during his three-plus years in the Amazins’ dugout, will compile a poor 175-404 (.302) record but will serve as the face of the new franchise, making the team lovable losers with a loyal fan base.
1963 In the Fall Classic opener, Sandy Koufax fans his 15th batter of the game when he strikes out pinch-hitter Harry Bright for the final out of LA’s 5-2 victory over the Yankees. The Dodger lefty, who struck out the first five Bronx Bombers he faced in the game, surpasses Brooklyn’s Carl Erskine’s 1953 World Series mark of 14, also accomplished against New York.
1964 New York southpaw Al Jackson, who goes the distance, beats the Cardinals and Bob Gibson, 1-0, preventing St. Louis from pulling ahead in a four-team pennant race with two days remaining in the season. After the last-place Mets beat the Redbirds again tomorrow, the team loses the season finale with their opponents clinching the NL flag one game ahead of the Reds and Phillies and three in front of the Giants.
1965 Los Angeles clinches the National League pennant on the next to last day of the season at Dodger Stadium when Sandy Koufax gets his 26th victory, defeating the Braves in the clincher, 3-1. The Dodgers, winning 14 of their last 15 games, finish the campaign with a 97-65 record, two games ahead of the second-place Giants.
1965 In the nightcap of a twin bill on the next-to-last day of the season, Mets rookie Rob Gardner, making his fifth career start, and Phillies veteran Chris Short match zeros, both going 15 frames in a game that ends in a scoreless tie after 18 innings at Shea Stadium. The 20-year-old southpaw, who eventually develops arm problems, compiles a 4-10 record along with an ERA of 4.79 during his two years with New York and wins just 14 games with six major league teams over eight seasons.
1966 The Yankees end the season with a 2-0 victory over Chicago, but the team will still finish in last place, a half-game behind the Red Sox. The tenth-place Bronx Bombers, who compiled a 70-89 record, 26.5 games behind Baltimore, become the first club in franchise history to finish in the American League cellar since 1912.
1966 Cardinals rookie Jim Cosman, making his major league debut on the last day of the season, hurls a two-hit complete-game shutout, blanking Chicago at Busch Stadium, 2-0. The 23-year-old right-hander, who didn’t know of his assignment until twenty minutes before game time, makes his only start of the season, having pitched only in relief in 54 minor league appearances before today’s contest.
1966 On the last day of the season, Sonny Jackson establishes a major league rookie record with his 49th steal of the season, a mark that will last until Gene Richard (Padres) and Omar Moreno (Pirates) both surpass the accomplishment in 1977. The Astros shortstop will finish second in the Rookie of the Year balloting behind Tommy Helms of Cincinnati.
1968 “Someone should have warned us that he changed his clothes in a phone booth before he got to the park and took off the suit with the big S on it.” – NORM CASH, Tiger first baseman commenting on Bob Gibson’s commanding performance in Game 1 of the 1968 World Series. Bob Gibson establishes a new World Series record by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals defeat the Tigers in Game 1 of the Fall Classic, 4-0. The Redbird right-hander surpasses Sandy Koufax’s mark of 15, which the southpaw established on this date five years ago against New York.
1969 In the final game of the regular season at Wrigley Field, a 5-3 victory over the Mets, the Chicago’s Bleacher Bums vent their frustration over the Cubs’ collapse, storming onto the roof of the team’s dugout chanting their cheers. After the last out, more fans join the mayhem, swarming onto the field, sliding into bases ahead of phantom tags while the organist plays Happy Days Are Here Again.
1969 In front of 5,473 patrons, the Pilots play their final game in Seattle, a 3-1 loss to the A’s. The American League’s newest franchise attracted only 677,944 fans to Sick’s Stadium in their only season, prompting the last-place club to move to Milwaukee, the nation’s 12th largest city, when Bud Selig purchased the bankrupt franchise, renaming the team the Brewers.
1969 In the eighth inning of the Reds’ 8-3 win at Atlanta Stadium, Pete Rose clinches the National League batting title when he beats out a bunt to third base for a hit in his last at-bat of the season. The day starts with the Cincinnati right fielder tied with Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente, who goes 3-for-4 against Montreal but finishes .005 of a point behind (.3447 to .3452), the eventual all-time hits leader.
1972 Bill Stoneman throws the second of his two no-hitters when he holds the Mets hitless in the Expos’ 7-0 victory at Jarry Park. The Montreal All-Star right-hander, who also accomplished the feat in 1969 against the Phillies in Philadelphia in his fifth major league start, becomes the first major league pitcher to toss a no-hitter in Canada.
1974 On the last day of the season, in front of a few hundred fans, Billy Martin elects not to use a designated hitter, allowing starting pitcher Ferguson Jenkins to bat for himself. Although Fergie, en route to his 25th win of the season, gets a hit in the Texas 2-1 victory over the Twins at Metropolitan Stadium, the Rangers manager’s refusal to use a DH prevents the employment of the position for the entire game, according to the rules.
1974 In his final at-bat for the Braves after spending 21 seasons with the team, Hank Aaron homers off right-hander Rawly Eastwick in Atlanta’s 13-0 rout of Cincinnati. The Hammer’s last National League plate appearance yields his 3600th career hit and the Brewer-bound outfielder’s career 736th round-tripper.
1976 In his final start of the season, rookie right-hander Mark Fidrych earns his 19th victory, beating Milwaukee at County Stadium, 5-1. The five-hit complete game takes only one hour and 46 minutes to play.
1976 Four years before the stroke that ends his career, 26-year-old J.R. Richard becomes a twenty-game winner on the last day of the season when he tosses a complete game in the Astros’ 10-1 victory over San Francisco. James Rodney also enjoys a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4, including a two-run home run.
1977 When Dusty Baker hits his 30th homer of the season against the Astros’ J.R. Richard, the Dodgers become the first team in major league history to have four players hit 30 or more home runs. He joins Steve Garvey (33), Reggie Smith (32), and Ron Cey (30) to complete the foursome.
1978 In an American League East one-game playoff, Goose Gossage gets the save when Carl Yastrzemski pops out in foul territory for the final out in the Yankees’ 5-4 comeback victory over the Red Sox. Light-hitting infielder Bucky Dent is the unlikely hero of the contest, hitting a three-run home run over the Fenway Park Green Monster off Mike Torrez.
1981 New York’s once-legendary center fielders, Giant Willie Mays, Dodger Duke Snider, and Yankee Mickey Mantle, are guests on the Warner Wolfe show. The appearance marks the first time all three Hall of Fame outfielders have been together on a television show.
1982 Red Sox starter Brian Denman goes the distance, defeating Dave Righetti at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The 26-year-old rookie right-hander’s six-hit shutout will be his ninth and last appearance in a major league uniform.
1982 At San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, recording artist Vicki Carr and 43,077 fans sing an enthusiastic rendition of Happy Birthday before the Padres game with Atlanta, celebrating Ray Kroc’s 80th birthday. The San Diego Chicken and Ronald McDonald pop out of a giant cake, surprising the team owner.
1983 Red Sox left fielder Carl Yastrzemski plays in his 3,308th and final game. After Boston’s 3-1 victory over Cleveland, ‘Yaz’ takes one more “final lap” around Fenway Park and will stay to sign autographs on Yawkey Way for over an hour.
1985 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth makes it clear that Seattle is in self-imposed jeopardy of losing the Mariners, citing there is no requirement for the team to stay in their present location if they are not wanted for the long term. The Commissioner refers to the King County Council’s attempt to modify an agreement based on attendance made with owner George Argyros concerning the team’s ability to exercise an ‘escape clause’ after the 1987 season.
1985 Darrell Evans becomes the first player to hit 40 home runs in both leagues in a season. The Tigers’ first baseman, who had hit 41 with the Braves in 1973, goes deep off Blue Jays’ hurler Dave Stieb to reach 40 on the last day of the season.
1985 The Galbreath family and Warner Communications sell the Pirates to the Pittsburgh Associates, a consortium of Pittsburgh officials and local businesses committed to keeping the team in the City of Bridges. At the time, New Orleans and Portland were making attractive offers to bring the franchise, which was doing poorly on and off the field, to their respective cities.
1985 Mets sophomore Dwight Gooden pitches a 5-2 complete-game victory over the Cardinals and will become the seventh pitcher in baseball history to finish the season leading both leagues in wins (24), ERA (1.53), and strikeouts (268). Doc joins Walter Johnson (Senators – 1913), Grover Cleveland Alexander (Phillies – 1915, 1917), Dazzy Vance (Dodgers – 1924), Lefty Grove (A’s -1930, 1931), Hal Newhouser (Tigers – 1945), and Sandy Koufax (Dodgers – 1963, 1965, 1966) in winning the major league pitching triple crown, but he will not follow the six legends into the Hall of Fame.
1986 Yankee first baseman Don Mattingly establishes a new team record, collecting his 232nd hit of the season to break the 1927 mark set by Earl Combs. ‘Donnie Baseball’ will finish the season with a league-leading 238 hits.
1986 Facing his last batter of the season, Dwight Gooden registers his 200th strikeout when Luis Rivera looks at a third strike for the final out in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 8-2 victory over Montreal at Olympic Stadium. The Mets’ phenom becomes the first pitcher in baseball history to reach the coveted plateau in each of his first three seasons.
1988 During the season finale, Mets manager Davey Johnson receives an enthusiastic standing ovation from the Flushing Faithful when he comes to the mound to make a pitching change at Shea Stadium. With today’s 7-5 win over the Cardinals, his NL Eastern Division champs secure their 100th victory.
1991 The Blue Jays, in front of 50,324 enthusiastic fans, clinch the American League East title with a 6-5 walk-off victory over California in the SkyDome’s season finale. Toronto becomes the first sports franchise to draw four million fans in one season.
1995 In a one-game playoff for the American League West title, Mariners’ southpaw Randy Johnson throws a three-hitter and beats the Angels, 9-1. The ‘Big Unit’ finishes the shortened season of 145 games with an 18-2 record to establish a new AL mark for a winning percentage of .900, surpassing the record set of .893 by Ron Guidry in 1978.
1999 Rick Reed strikes out 12 batters without issuing a walk, hurling a complete-game three-hitter in the Mets’ 7-0 victory over Pittsburgh at Shea Stadium. The win puts New York into a tie for the NL Wild Card with the Reds with one game left in the season.
1999 Mariano Rivera, although he gives up two hits, pitches a scoreless ninth inning, earning his 45th save of the season when the Yankees beat Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field, 3-2. The New York closer records more saves (45) than hits allowed (43) during his sixty-six appearances on the mound this season.
1999 Vladimir Guerrero, in Montreal’s 13-3 rout of Philadelphia at Veterans Stadium, hits two home runs, and his brother Wilton hits one round-tripper, making it the second time in their careers the siblings have gone deep in the same game. The Expos teammates also accomplished the feat last season in Cincinnati.
2001 Slugging Sammy Sosa becomes the first player in baseball history to slug 60 home runs in three seasons. The Cubs’ outfielder connects off Lance Davis in the first inning of the team’s 5-4 loss to Cincinnati at Wrigley Field to reach the milestone.
2002 Former Diamondback Alex Cabrera slams his 55th home run to tie the Japanese single-season home run mark. The 31-year-old Seibu Lion joins Sadaharu Oh (1964) and Tuffy Rhodes (2001) in the record book.
2004 Much to the chagrin of manager Ron Gardenhire and his players, the Twins’ game against Cleveland, tied at 5-5 after 11 innings, is halted because the ground crew needs time to prepare the field for a University of Minnesota football game. The suspended Metrodome contest resumes before tomorrow’s scheduled game, with the home team scoring a run in the bottom of the 12th frame, giving the team a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Tribe.
2004 Steve Finley hits a walk-off grand slam for the second time in his career. The center fielder’s ninth-inning bases-loaded home run in the 7-3 win over the Giants at Chavez Ravine clinches the NL West title for the Dodgers.
2004 Jeff Kent hits two round-trippers to become the all-time home run leader of second basemen. The Astros infielder records his 278th dinger and 302nd overall to break Ryne Sandberg’s major league record established in 1997.
2004 The Expos, an expansion team in 1969, win their last game representing the city of Montreal, beating the Mets at Shea Stadium, 6-3. The franchise, becoming the Washington Nationals next season, compiled a 2755-2943 (.484) record, appearing in one postseason during their 35-year tenure in the Canadian city.
2005 During the seventh inning of the season’s final game, the Mets halt play for eight minutes as the Shea Stadium crowd pays tribute to Mike Piazza, their 37-year-old All-Star catcher, who will not return to the team next season. The centerfield scoreboard features a video montage highlighting many of the backstop’s magic moments in a New York uniform.
2005 In the top of the sixth inning at Busch Stadium, Ozzie Smith emerges from the gate in the right-field wall in an open convertible. After touring the warning track, the former Cardinal shortstop removes the digit “1”, his old uniform number affixed to the outfield wall, revealing a “0” to indicate the number of regular-season games scheduled at Busch Stadium.
2005 In a recorded message played at the start of the last regular-season game at Busch Stadium, Joe Buck, unable to attend due to calling an NFL game on national television, asks the crowd to honor his late father by singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” a cappella. A stirring rendition fills the ballpark when 50,000 voices join in unison to sing the national anthem, a fitting tribute to the late and beloved Cardinal broadcaster.
2005 Before taking the field, an emotional Jack McKeon tells his players he is managing the team for the last time. After applause and hugs for their 73-year-old skipper, the Marlins respond by rallying to tie the score with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning and then defeat the NL East champion Braves in the next frame when Juan Pierre singles home to winning run in the Fish’s 7-6 walk-off victory.
2005 The Brewers compile their first non-losing season since 1992 when the team finishes the season with an 81-81 record. Milwaukee had a chance to finish with a winning record but dropped their last two games to the Pirates at PNC Park.
2006 Major League Baseball announces a record number of fans who attended big-league games this year. The sale of tickets for the season is 76,043,902, shattering the overall record for the third consecutive year.
2008 In the Rays’ first-ever playoff appearance, the ten-year-old franchise defeats the visiting White Sox at Tropicana Field, 6-4. Tampa Bay’s rookie third baseman Evan Longoria joins Gary Gaetti (1987) to become the second player to homer in his first two postseason at-bats.
2009 In the Rays’ 13-4 rout of the visiting Yankees, B.J. Upton becomes the first player in the 12-year history of the franchise to hit for the cycle. The fleet center fielder’s offensive output, which includes five hits and six RBIs, helps Tampa Bay to deny CC Sabathia of his 20th win this season, a feat not accomplished by a Bronx pitcher since Andy Pettitte posted a 21-8 record in 2003.
2010 The Royals exercise next year’s $6 million option on David DeJesus, who had season-ending surgery on his right thumb. The 30-year-old outfielder batted .318 in 91 games for Kansas City before running into the Yankee Stadium wall on a play in July that became an inside-the-park home run for Derek Jeter.
2010 The Red Sox honored infielder Mike Lowell during a 20-minute pregame ceremony at Fenway Park. The 2007 World Series MVP, a 13-year big league veteran, recently slowed down due to a hip ailment, announced last month that he would retire at the end of the season.
2010 With seventy former players and coaches sitting on the infield, clad in white Braves jerseys in attendance in front of a sellout crowd, Atlanta honors Bobby Cox with a pregame ceremony. The Braves’ longtime manager, who will remain with the team as a consultant, is given a 2010 Lexus LS460 from the club and an 11-night cruise from his current players during the moving tribute at Turner Field.
2012 For the first time in fifty years, teams with 100+ losses face one another when the 54-106 Astros beat the 60-100 Cubs at Wrigley Field, 3-0. The last time clubs with triple-digit defeats met occurred during the final weekend of the 1962 season with the Mets playing Chicago at the same Windy City ballpark.
2012 “I will never be a Hall of Famer and will never lead the league in strikeouts,”- R.A. Dickey, the opening lines of his autobiography. In his last appearance of the season, Mets’ 20-game winner R.A. Dickey whiffs eight Miami batters to end the campaign with 230 strikeouts, the most in the National League. The 37-year-old knuckleballer did not foresee the possibility of this occurrence when he wrote the opening lines of Wherever I Wind Up, his autobiography released in March, unaware that he would accomplish the feat shortly.
2012 For the first time in fifty years, teams with 100+ losses face one another when the 54-106 Astros beat the 60-100 Cubs at Wrigley Field, 3-0. During the final weekend of the 1962 season, the woeful 58-101 Chicago club played host to the expansion Mets, sporting a 39-118 record en route to setting the all-time modern-era record for futility.
2014 Tigers Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez go back-to-back off Orioles’ right-hander Chris Tillman in the second inning of Game 1 of the ALDS, marking the second time in playoff history that players with the same surname have hit consecutive home runs. Frank and Brooks Robinson also accomplished the feat for Baltimore when they both went deep off Don Drysdale in Game 1 of the 1966 World Series.
2015 White Sox starter Chris Sale whiffs James McCann on a called strike for his 270th strikeout of the season, breaking the franchise single-season mark established in 1908 by Ed Walsh. The Chicago right-hander finishes his seven innings of work in the team’s 2-1 victory over Detroit at U.S. Cellular Field with seven strikeouts to extend the record to 274.
2016 Unbeknownst at the time, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton becomes the last player to be issued a four-pitch intentional walk when he gets a free pass in the top of the eighth inning off Nationals relief pitcher Reynaldo Lopez in Miami’s 10-7 loss in Washington. To speed up the game, implementing the strategic base-on-balls will become automatic next season, making it unnecessary to throw four balls out of the strike zone to walk a batter.
WORLD SERIES HISTORY
1903 WORLD SERIES
Boston Americans (5) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (3)
In an effort to end a bitter two year rivalry and promote unity in baseball, the veteran National League and newly established American League decided to bury the hatchet and come together for a new kind of season finale.
Nine years earlier, the two top teams in the National League competed in an experimental post-season championship in which Boston beat Pittsburgh five games to three. In 1903, both teams (now in separate leagues) found themselves competing against one another in the first official “World Series”. Echoing the 1894 proposal of owner William C. Temple, Pittsburgh’s Barney Dreyfuss and Boston’s Henry Killilea agreed that their ballclubs, who were both pennant winners, should meet in a best-of-nine playoff series for the “World Championship.”
The spectacle would represent the first step towards a mutual reconciliation for years of open hostilities and blatant player raids. The Pirates, who had just won their third consecutive pennant, were the perfect representatives for the veteran Nationals. Their rivals, the Americans, had won their flag by 14½ games and represented the fledgling Americans who were still trying to establish themselves as a worthy competitor.
Game 1 of the series proved to be a complete success as fans were treated to the best baseball that both leagues had to offer. The Pirates played exceptionally well on both sides of the ball as Deacon Phillippe pitched a six hitter and right fielder Jimmy Sebring hit the first home run in World Series history. He alone drove in four runs for a 7-3 victory. Game 2 did not disappoint either as Boston mirrored Pittsburgh’s previous performance. They evened the series when Bill Dinneen threw a three-hitter and Patsy Dougherty walloped two homers in a 3-0 triumph.
Pittsburgh’s pitching staff, ravaged by illness and injuries, forced the Pirates to start Phillippe again in Game 3 after only one day of rest. The veteran workhorse, a twenty-five game winner during the regular season, rose to the challenge allowing only four hits in a 4-2 win. Three days later, Pittsburgh went to their dependable ace for a third time and backed him up with reinforcements who came out swinging. Third basemen, Tommy Leach, knocked in three runs while Honus Wagner and Ginger Beaumont each collected three hits. Boston was unable to answer and Pittsburgh led the series three games to one.
Boston was down, but far from out. Cy Young, a veteran, twenty-eight game winner was called upon to cool off the Pirates in Game 5 and that’s exactly what he did. Pittsburgh never knew what hit them. Young yielded only six hits and drove in three runs in an 11-2 runaway. The following day, Game 2 winner Bill Dinneen maintained Boston’s momentum with a 6-3 victory in a contest that featured four hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases by the losing Pirates. The series was now tied at three games each.
Deacon Phillippe, who was undefeated in the series, took the mound for the Pirates in Game 7. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, all good things must come to an end. The Americans’ playing manager Jimmy Collins and Chick Stahl knocked him for first inning triples and Boston bolted to an early 2-0 lead en route to a 7-3 triumph. For the first time, the Americans had seized the Series lead. Ahead four games to three, Boston would attempt to nail down the championship on its own Huntington Avenue Grounds.
Game 8 looked to be a pitchers’ duel as Dinneen and Phillippe went head to head to a scoreless tie through the first three innings. Boston managed to get on the board twice in the fourth and again in the sixth. Phillippe battled on and would end up pitching his fifth complete game in the Series, which lasted thirteen days, but Dinneen bested him in the climactic finale, tossing his second shutout of the Series and notching his third victory.
The 3-0 decision was the Americans fourth straight triumph and made the upstart Boston team champions of the First American League vs. National League World Series. With great pitching dominating the play, hitters obviously had a rough time at the plate. Boston batted .252 while Pittsburgh, despite the presence of National League batting champion Honus Wagner, hit .237.
October 2, 1932 – The Washington Football team has its very first franchise NFL game under the guise of the Boston Braves. They played the Brooklyn Dodgers at Braves Field in Boston but lost by a couple of scores 14-0.
October 2, 1950 – The Chicago Cardinals, Bob Shaw sets an NFL record with 5 touchdown catches from Redbird quarterback Jim Hardy, who had a total of 6 on the day. The Cards blasted the Baltimore Colts 55-13 in the contest.
October 2, 1983 – Washington Redskins legendary receiver Art Monk starts the first game of his 183 consecutive streak having a reception. The Washington club used every catch they could get from Monk in a 37-35 nailbiter victory over the LA Raiders.
October 2, 1983 – The Green Bay Packers put up an NFL record 49 first half points against the Buccaneers at Tampa Stadium in a 55-14 drubbing of the Bucs. The point tirade was reached with 35 of them being tallied in the second quarter.
October 2, 1994 – The first time in NFL history that the opposing coaches are father and son as the Don Shula led Miami Dolphins played the Cincinnati Bengals coached by his son David Shula. The older version prevailed as the Dolphins toppled the Bengals 23-7.
October 2, 1999– We had a college football barn-burner when the 21st ranked Alabama Crimson Tide upset number 3 Florida and their 30 game home win streak in a tight one, 40-39. Shaun Alexander, the future Seattle Seahawk standout, crossed the stripe between the pylons 4 times to help the Tide roll!
October 2, 2005 – The first NFL regular season game outside of the United States in Mexico City as the Arizona Cardinals triumphed over the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 south of the border.
Hall of Fame Birthdays for October 2
October 2, 1903 – Myles Lane was a former halfback from Dartmouth College in the 1925 through the 1927 seasons. The National Football Foundation voted Mile Lane into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1970 and provides the following information on this legend of the game. Myles just may be the greatest scoring weapon that has ever worn the Dartmouth football colors. This is exemplified by his 102 total season points as a sophomore in 1925 ranked second in the nation as Dartmouth won the National Championship honors per the decision of Parke H. Davis and the Dickinson System. Again Myles showed his scoring prowess in the 1927 game against the Temple Owls when Lane crossed the opponents pylon stripe 5 times and tallied a total of 33 points in the game. That same year he finished with a total of 18 touchdowns and 125 points leading the country in that category! Myles was a terrific hockey player as well earning All-Intercollegiate honors. He also had the smarts in school graduating as an honors student. After graduating he played pro hockey for the NHL’s New York Rangers and later the Boston Bruins, helping the Bruins win the 1929 Stanley Cup. After he left the ice he went back to the gridiron to coach Boston University and later assisted at Harvard. During World War II he became a U.S. Naval Commander, entered politics and eventually was voted into the New York State Supreme Court.
October 2, 1909 – Joe “Tarzan” Kendall was a Kentucky State halfback, place kicker, punter and passer. Football Foundation.org informs us that Kendall often used his running ability to avoid oncoming rushers, scrambling to buy time to let his receivers get open down field, and then delivering the goods to them. Kendall excelled at West Kentucky, a junior college in 1932 and earned 3rd team All-America honors before enrolling to play for the Kentucky State Thorobreds. Kentucky State ran a wide open offensive system and this suited Joe’s talents and he thrived. The National Football Foundation voted Joe Kendall into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
October 2, 1922 – End Bill Swiacki of Columbia University is born. Swiacki’s education started at Holy Cross and then was interrupted by Bil serving in the armed forces during World War II, he then enrolled at Columbia when he returned home to civilian life. Bill is noted by the National Football Foundation as the man that brought down Army, and rightfully so! In October of 1947 the Army Black Knight football team entered Columbia University’s Baker Field with an unbelievable 37 game winning streak in tow. The game was hard fought and close throughout, much closer than most expected it to be. A little known end for the Lions would make his mark in football history. It was late in the fourth quarter and Columbia quarterback Gene Rossides received the snap and dropped back, he fired a low fast ball that made most of the crowd groaned thinking that the bal was going skip off the turf when almost out of nowhere the long lanky fingers of Swiaki pled the ill-fated ball out of the air just before it could touch the green grass and made the reception at the Army Three yard-line! Two plays later the Lions punched the ball into the end zone and came away with the 21-20 victory, ending Army’s winning streak. Bill had 9 receptions and one was for a touchdown. The National Football Foundation voted Bill Swiacki into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1976.
October 2, 1939 – Bob Schloredt a quarterback from the University of Washington. He is most noted as being the first ever two-time Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player. In the 1960 version of the “Grand Daddy of them All” Bob was the Co-MVP of the game defeating Wisconsin 44-8. That same season he was voted in as the First Team All-American Quarterback. The next season he suffered from a collarbone injury early but rebounded later in the season to guide Washington to victory in the 1961 Rose Bowl over Minnesota 17-7 as the Huskies won the National Championship. He was also credited with a 71 yard punt in a game in his sophomore season. One of the most remarkable things is that Bob was legally blind in his left eye, only having 5% vision in it since a childhood fireworks accident stripped him of his sight in the eye. The National Football Foundation voted him into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.
October 2, 1948 – Chuck Dicus a wide receiver from the University of Arkansas. He was voted as an All-American in 1969 and the 1970 seasons.Chuck averaged over 16 yards per catch during his 3 year career in college and had over 1800 yards, a pretty good number for that era of college football. The National Football Foundation voted Chuck Dicus into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
14 – 11 – 35 – 60 – 21 – 32 – 45 – 17 – 26 – 7 – 8 – 62 – 12 – 50 – 10 – 33 – 16 – 37 – 77 – 21 – 12 – 23
October 2, 1904 – White Sox left-hander Doc White’s streak of 45 consecutive MLB scoreless innings is snapped by the New York Highlanders in Chicago; White Sox win, 7-1 at South Side Park III
October 2, 1908 – Cleveland Naps and future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Addie Joss hurled a classic perfect game, beating Ed Walsh, who pitched a gem himself,and the Chicago White Sox, 1-0
October 2, 1916 – Pitching in his 3rd start in 5 days, Philadelphia Phillies right hander Grover Cleveland Alexander recorded his 20th century MLB record 16th shutout of year, a 2-0 win v Boston Braves
October 2, 1921 – Chicago White Sox backstop Ray Schalk became the first and only MLB catcher to make a putout at all bases; White Sox beat Indians 7-4
October 2, 1921 – New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hit a then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds in New York City
October 2, 1938 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller, Number 14 struck out a record 18 Detroit Tigers; his Cleveland Indians still lose 4-1 at Cleveland Stadium
October 2, 1938 – New York Yankees pitcher Number 11, Lefty Gomez defeated the Chicago Cubs, 6-3 in Game 2 at Wrigley Field; sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss
October 2, 1947 – New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, Number 35 hit the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3
October 2, 1950 – Bob Shaw, Number 60 of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions in 55-13 win against Baltimore Colts; Cardinals quarterback Number 21, Jim Hardy tossed 6 touchdown passes
October 2, 1963 – LA Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax, wearing Number 32 struck out a World Series record 15 NY Yankees in Game 1 of the Baseball World Series at Yankee Stadium; Dodgers win, 5-2 and sweep series, 4-0
October 2, 1964 – Philadelphia’s Alex Johnson (Number 26) to Bobby Wine (Number 7) to Tony Taylor (Number 8) to Vic Power (Number 62) combination made for the Phillies’ 3rd triple play of the season (tying MLB record) in 4-3 win v Cincinnati Reds
October 2, 1966 – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax, Number 32 won his 27th game of the season, 6-3 v Philadelphia Phillies; clinches Dodgers 3rd National League pennant in 4 years
68 – For the first time, in MLB history that two soon-to-be-named MVPs oppose each other in World Series play. The Cardinals Bob Gibson, Number 45 faced the Detroit Tigers Number 17, Denny McLain. St. Louis pitcher Bob Gibson established a new Baseball World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals beat Detroit, 4-0 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic
October 2, 1974 – You couldn’t ask for a better curtain call! Future Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Hank Aaron, Number 44 hits his final home run as a member of the Atlanta Braves, in a 13-0 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds; Aaron’s 733rd career HR on his last NL at bat
October 2, 1977 – The LA Dodgers line up had some active bats in the season of 1977. Dusty Baker (Number 12) hit his 30th homer of the season against Astros’ Number 50, J R Richard. The Dodgers became the first team in MLB history to have 4 players hit 30 or more HRs. Baker joined teammate Steve Garvey wearing Number 6 (33 HRs), Reggie Smith, Number 8 (32 HRs) and Ron Cey (Number 10) with 30 home runs.
October 2, 1986 – Houston Astros starter Mike Scott, Number 33 finished the MLB regular season with 306 strikeouts with 8 in a 2-1 win in San Francisco; 3rd NL pitcher to reach 300 in a season
October 2, 1986 – New York Mets’ Dwight Gooden, Number 16 was the first pitcher to collect 200 strikeouts in each of his first 3 seasons when he records 7 in 8-2 win versus the Pittsburgh Pirates
October 2, 1999 – #21 University of Alabama football team beats #3 Florida, 40-39 in overtime to snap the Gators’ 30-game home win streak; future Seattle Seahawks running back Number 37 Shaun Alexander crosses the goal line for4 touchdowns for the Crimson Tide
October 2, 1999 – Boston’s Ray Bourque, Number 77 became the highest goal-scoring defenseman in NHL history; 386th career goal in Bruins’ 3-1 win v Carolina Hurricanes moves him 1 ahead of Paul Coffey who also wore Number 77 for many seasons.
October 2, 2001 – Cubs right fielder Sammy Sosa, Number 21 became the first player in MLB history to total 60 home runs in three seasons; Chicago slugger connects off Reds starter Lance Davis to reach milestone in 5-4 loss
October 2, 2004 – Jeff Kent, Number 12 became all-time home run leader for MLB 2nd basemen when he hits 2 in Astros’ 9-3 win v Rockies; 302 overall HR to break Number 23, Ryne Sandberg‘s major league record established in 1997.
|NFL REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Seattle at NY Giants||8:15pm||ABC|
|NHL PRESEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Ottawa vs Pittsburgh||6:00pm||NHLN|
|Boston vs Philadelphia||7:00pm||NHLN|
|Serie A: Torino vs Hellas Verona||12:30pm||Paramount+|
|Serie A: Sassuolo vs Monza||12:30pm||Paramount+|
|Serie A: Fiorentina vs Cagliari||2:45pm||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Las Palmas vs Celta de Vigo||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Argentina Primera División: Godoy Cruz vs Instituto||5:30pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Barracas Central vs Sarmiento||5:30pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Botafogo vs Goiás||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Platense vs Argentinos Juniors||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Atlético Tucumán vs Central Córdoba SdE||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL: Angel City vs Orlando Pride||10:00pm||Paramount+|
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|MLB PLAYOFFS||TIME ET||TV|
|AL Wild Card Game 1||–||ESPN|
|AL Wild Card Game 1||–||ESPN|
|NL Wild Card Game 1||–||ESPN|
|NL Wild Card Game 1||–||ESPN|
|NHL PRESEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Washington vs. Boston||7:00pm||NHLN|
|Anaheim vs. Los Angeles||10:00pm||NHLN|
|UEFA Champions League: Union Berlin vs Sporting Braga||12:45pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: Salzburg vs Real Sociedad||12:45pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: Manchester United vs Galatasaray||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: København vs Bayern München||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: Lens vs Arsenal||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: PSV vs Sevilla||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: Napoli vs Real Madrid||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|UEFA Champions League: Internazionale vs Benfica||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|Semifinals Game 5: Connecticut at New York||8:00pm||ESPNU|