INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 4 ON INDIANA SRN

NEW PALESTINE AT MT. VERNON

CATHEDRAL AT CHATARD

SB ADAMS AT SB ST. JOSEPH

EASTERN HANCOCK AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL

COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT NORTH PUTNAM (RADIO)

INDIANA SRN HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RANKINGS

6A

  1. BROWNSBURG
  2. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
  3. CATHEDRAL
  4. CENTER GROVE
  5. WARREN CENTRAL

5A

  1. WHITELAND
  2. MISHAWAKA
  3. MERRILLVILLE
  4. FRANKLIN
  5. VALPO

4A

  1. NEW PALESTINE
  2. RONCALLI
  3. MOORESVILLE
  4. KOKOMO
  5. NORTHWOOD

3A

  1. CHATARD
  2. WEST LAFAYETTE
  3. GIBSON SOUTHERN
  4. GUERIN CATHOLIC
  5. WESTERN BOONE

2A

  1. EVANSVILLE MATER-DEI
  2. EASTBROOK
  3. SCECINA
  4. ANDREAN
  5. LINTON-STOCKTON

1A

  1. INDY LUTERHAN
  2. SOTUH ADAMS
  3. ADAMS CENTRAL
  4. PARK TUDOR
  5. NORTH JUDSON

CONFERENCE STANDINGS

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WEEK 4 GAME CAPSULES

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INDIANA SRN WEEK 4 FOOTBALL POWER POLLS

6A

  1. BROWNSBURG
  2. BEN DAVIS
  3. CATHEDRAL
  4. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
  5. FISHERS
  6. WESTFIELD
  7. CENTER GROVE
  8. ZIONSVILLE
  9. WARSAW
  10. LAWRENCE CENTRAL

5A

  1. FRANKLIN
  2. WHITELAND
  3. CASTLE
  4. FW SNIDER
  5. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
  6. VALPO
  7. MERRILLVILLE
  8. MISHAWAKA
  9. TH SOUTH
  10. EVANSVILLE NORTH

4A

  1. NEW PALESTINE
  2. EAST CENTRAL
  3. RONCALLI
  4. MOORESVILLE
  5. NORTHWOOD
  6. MT. VERNON
  7. KOKOMO
  8. BREBEUF
  9. EVANSVILLE REITZ
  10. MARTINSVILLE

3A

  1. CHATARD
  2. OAK HILL
  3. HANOVER CENTRAL
  4. WEST LAFAYETTE
  5. GUERIN CATHOLIC
  6. NORWELL
  7. WESTERN BOONE
  8. GIBSON SOUTHERN
  9. SOUTHRIDGE
  10. VINCENNES LINCOLN

2A

  1. LAVILLE
  2. EVANSVILLE MATER DEI
  3. SCECINA
  4. ANDREAN
  5. LINTON STOCKTON
  6. TRITON CENTRAL
  7. FT. WAYNE LUERS
  8. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
  9. EASTBROOK
  10. SOUTHMONT

1A

  1. INDY LUTHERAN
  2. NORTH DECATUR
  3. PARK TUDOR
  4. ADAMS CENTRAL
  5. SOUTH PUTNAM
  6. SHERIDAN
  7. MADISON GRANT
  8. NORTH JUDSON
  9. TRI
  10. SOUTH ADAMS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY NIGHT

FLORIDA STATE 24 LSU 23

WEEK 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

LOUISVILLE AT UCF | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2

BOISE STATE AT NEW MEXICO | 9 P.M. | CBSSN

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

ALABAMA AT TEXAS | 12 P.M. | FOX

ARKANSAS STATE AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

SOUTHERN MISS AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

SOUTH CAROLINA AT ARKANSAS | 12 P.M. | ESPN

WAKE FOREST AT VANDERBILT | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

MISSOURI AT KANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2

WESTERN ILLINOIS AT MINNESOTA | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

DUKE AT NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | FS1

OHIO AT PENN STATE | 12 P.M. | ABC

NORTH CAROLINA AT GEORGIA STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPNU

UTSA AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN AT NC STATE | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN3

SOUTH ALABAMA AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

SOUTHERN UTAH AT UTAH | 1:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

LAFAYETTE AT TEMPLE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

WESTERN MICHIGAN AT BALL STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

MARSHALL AT NOTRE DAME | 2:30 P.M. | NBC

FURMAN AT CLEMSON | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

APPALACHIAN STATE AT TEXAS A&M | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2

TENNESSEE AT PITT | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

WASHINGTON STATE AT WISCONSIN | 3:30 P.M. | FOX

KENNESAW STATE AT CINCINNATI | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

COLORADO AT AIR FORCE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS

MEMPHIS AT NAVY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

SAMFORD AT GEORGIA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

AKRON AT MICHIGAN STATE | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

HOUSTON AT TEXAS TECH | 4 P.M. | FS1

IOWA STATE AT IOWA | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

VIRGINIA AT ILLINOIS | 4 P.M. | ESPNU

INDIANA STATE AT PURDUE | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

WAGNER AT RUTGERS | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

EASTERN KENTUCKY AT BOWLING GREEN | 4 P.M. | ESPN3

NORFOLK STATE AT JAMES MADISON | 4 P.M. | ESPN3

ALABAMA STATE AT UCLA | 5 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

KANSAS AT WEST VIRGINIA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

OLD DOMINION AT EAST CAROLINA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

HOLY CROSS AT BUFFALO | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

ROBERT MORRIS AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 6 P.M. | ESPN3

GARDNER-WEBB AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

SE LOUISIANA AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 6 P.M. | ESPN3

UAB AT LIBERTY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

KENT STATE AT OKLAHOMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

KENTUCKY AT FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN

CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT OLE MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SEC NETWORK+

SYRACUSE AT UCONN | 7 P.M. | CBSSN

WESTERN CAROLINA AT GEORGIA TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX

UMASS AT TOLEDO | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

ALCORN STATE AT TULANE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

LAMAR AT SMU | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

HOWARD AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT TULSA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

EASTERN MICHIGAN AT LOUISIANA | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK

ALABAMA A&M AT TROY | 7 P.M. | ESPN3

FIU AT TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN AT LOUISIANA TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN3

ARIZONA STATE AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2

USC AT STANFORD | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

SAN JOSE STATE AT AUBURN | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU

SOUTHERN AT LSU | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT NEBRASKA | 7:30 P.M. | FS1

TEXAS SOUTHERN AT NORTH TEXAS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN3

MCNEESE AT RICE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN3

HAWAI’I AT MICHIGAN | 8 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

TARLETON AT TCU | 8 P.M. | ESPN+

IDAHO AT INDIANA | 8 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

BOSTON COLLEGE AT VIRGINIA TECH | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

NICHOLLS AT UL MONROE | 8 P.M. | ESPN3

EASTERN WASHINGTON AT OREGON | 8:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

NEW MEXICO STATE AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | ESPN+

BAYLOR AT BYU | 10:15 P.M. | ESPN

OREGON STATE AT FRESNO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN

MISSISSIPPI STATE AT ARIZONA | 11 P.M. | FS1

NFL WEEK ONE AND TWO SCHEDULES

WEEK 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2022

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

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

WEEK 2

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:15P (CT) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

NEW YORK JETS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

ATLANTA FALCONS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P CBS

HOUSTON TEXANS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS

CHICAGO BEARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

TENNESSEE TITANS AT BUFFALO BILLS (MON) 7:15P (ET) 7:15P ESPN

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (MON) 8:30P (ET) 8:30P ABC

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

TORONTO 4 PITTSBURGH 3

OAKLAND 5 BALTIMORE 0

BOSTON 5 TEXAS 2

KANSAS CITY 3 DETROIT 2

NY YANKEES 2 TAMPA BAY 1

MINNESOTA 5 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1

HOUSTON 9 LA ANGELS 1

COLORADO 8 CINCINNATI 4

CINCINNATI 10 COLORADO 0

ATLANTA 7 MIAMI 1

ST. LOUIS 2 CHICAGO CUBS 0

SAN FRANCISCO 5 PHILADELPHIA 3

ARIZONA 5 MILWAUKEE 1

LA DODGERS 9 SAN DIEGO 4

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS 9 LOUISVILLE 4

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

PORTLAND 2 ATLANTA 1

COLORADO 0 DC 0

MONTREAL 4 TORONTO 3

KANSAS CITY 2 LA 2

NEW ENGLAND 3 NEW YORK CITY 0

SEATTLE 2 HOUSTON 1

SAN JOSE 2 VANCOUVER 0

LAFC 2 SALT LAKE 0

WNBA SCORES

CHICAGO 76 CONNECTICUT 72

LAS VEGAS 110 SEATTLE 98 OT

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

(MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL)

Cron hits 25th home run, Rockies rally for 8-4 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) Charlie Blackmon’s pinch-hit two-run single highlighted a four-run seventh for Colorado, and C.J. Cron hit a two-run homer in the ninth to give the Rockies an 8-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday.

Rookie left-hander Nick Lodolo tied a career-high with nine strikeouts, TJ Friedl homered twice and Jonathan India hit a two-run homer for Cincinnati.

Rockies starter German Marquez (8-10) allowed just one hit through the first five innings – Friedl’s solo homer to lead off the fourth. Friedl went deep off Marquez again in the sixth for his first career multi-home run game, making the score 2-0.

“German was efficient. He just made two mistakes,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “He set a great tone.”

It was Friedl’s fifth homer since being recalled on Aug. 16. He’s the first Reds batter this season to homer twice off the same pitcher.

Lodolo allowed only three baserunners through his six innings and left with a two-run lead.

“I think the biggest thing is I want to finish strong for next year,” Lodolo said. “It was good to get the innings up there today.”

But the Reds’ bullpen, one of the worst in baseball, couldn’t hold the lead.

Marquez got through seven innings with just 87 pitches. This despite warming up on a couple of occasions during Saturday night’s rain delay.

“I was a little tired,” Marquez said. “It affected me. But today, I looked good and was hitting my spots. I trust my offense. It was good late in the game.”

The Reds got back within one on India’s two-run homer off Carlos Esteves in the eighth. But Cron slammed the door with his 25th home run, a two-run shot off Art Warren.

Joe Kuhnel (2-3) took the loss.

The Rockies and Reds were set to play a twin bill after Saturday night’s game was postponed due to rain.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies shortstop Jose Iglesias hurt his hand during his at-bat in the fourth inning and left the game. Alan Trejo took over at shortstop.

“He’s been dealing with a hand thing,” Black said. “Rolled his hand on the one swing. He’s sore.”

Black said Iglesias would not be available for the second game of the doubleheader.

UP NEXT

In the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, RHP Chase Anderson (0-2, 27.00 ERA) was scheduled to make his third appearance and second start for the Reds since being signed to a minor-league deal on Aug. 27. RHP Jose Urena (3-5, 5.80) was scheduled to make his 16th appearance and 12th start for the Rockies.

Aquino slam helps Reds rout Rockies for doubleheader split

CINCINNATI (AP) Aristides Aquino hit his first career grand slam an inning after entering as an injury replacement and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 10-0 Sunday to split a doubleheader.

The Rockies won the opener 8-4. Charlie Blackmon’s pinch-hit, two-run single highlighted a four-run seventh and C.J. Cron hit his 25th homer.

Aquino got into the game as the designated hitter in the fifth when Jonathan India exited after fouling a pitch of his right foot. Aquino’s fifth home run of the season came off Chad Smith with two outs in the sixth.

“My first career grand slam, nothing feels better than that,” Aquino said. “I’ve been working hard. I want to go out there compete and do my best.”

India went 0 for 3, ending his career-best hitting streak at 16 games. He homered in the opener.

Colorado was trying for its first doubleheader sweep since doing it against the Reds in 2014. A rainout Saturday forced this twinbill.

“It was a long day for everyone but when you lose the first game of a doubleheader, it is important to bounce back quick,” Reds manager David Bell said.

Reds starter Chase Anderson only lasted 2 2/3 innings, walking four. But four Cincinnati relievers combined to allow only four hits the rest of the way.

Derek Law (2-1) got the win.

The Reds scored five runs in the fourth, two after a throw by third baseman Ryan McMahon skipped past the catcher for an error.

Jose Urena (3-6) allowed six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings.

“They bundled some hits together, some groundballs found some holes,” said Rockies manager Bud Black. “We were able to limit the damage, except for two innings.”

TJ Friedl went 2 for 4 after hitting two home runs in the opener for the Reds.

Rockies starter German Marquez (8-10) gave up just one hit through the first five innings – Friedl’s solo homer to lead off the fourth. Friedl went deep off Marquez again in the sixth for his first career multi-home run game, making the score 2-0.

It was Friedl’s fifth homer since being recalled on Aug. 16. He’s the first Reds batter this season to homer twice off the same pitcher.

Reds rookie left-hander Nick Lodolo tied a career high with nine strikeouts over six scoreless innings. He allowed only two hits and left with a two-run lead.

But the Reds bullpen, one of the worst in baseball, couldn’t hold the lead.

Joe Kuhnel (2-3) took the loss.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rockies: SS Jose Iglesias hurt his hand during his at-bat in the fourth inning of the first game. Alan Trejo took over at shortstop. “He’s been dealing with a hand thing,” Black said. “Rolled his hand on the one swing. He’s sore.” Iglesias was not available for game two.

Reds: Despite leaving the game in the fifth, Bell said India didn’t suffer a serious injury. “India was hit more on the muscle,” Bell said. “He wanted to stay in the game. I wanted to be safe there.”

UP NEXT

Rockies RHP Ryan Feltner (2-6, 5.78) will start the three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday at Coors Field.

Reds RHP Justin Dunn (1-2, 4.63) will start the series opener on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Pujols reaches 695 HRs, Mikolas goes 8 in Cards’ win vs Cubs

ST. LOUIS (AP) Albert Pujols collected home run No. 695 in the eighth inning and Miles Mikolas tossed eight shutout innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Pujols drilled the two-run, pinch-hit shot off reliever Brandon Hughes (2-2).

A probable future Hall of Famer, Pujols trails only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Alex Rodriguez (696) on the all-time home run list.

Pujols has seven pinch-hit homers in his career, including two this season. He has homered against 451 different pitchera, an all-time record.

The 42-year-old jumped on an 0-1 offering.

“It’s just pretty special to be able to do that,” Pujols said. “There’s some nights that you’re going to come through and some nights that you don’t. The nights that you do, you just enjoy it. And that’s what I’m going to enjoy tonight.”

Tommy Edman started the rally with a one-out double.

“I was 100% confident that he was going to find a way to drive me in,” Edman said. “As crazy as it is, we just expect that to happen now. He’s the best right-handed hitter of our generation.”

Pujols, in his last season, has found a way to come through in dramatic fashion all season long.

“There’s times in this game where you take a step back from being locked into the game and you get to be a fan for a minute, and experience it the way everyone else is,” St. Louis manager Oliver Marmol said. “That was one of them. You take it all in because what he’s doing is absolutely incredible.”

Pujols hit his 130th career home run on Sundays, the most of any day.

Chicago manager David Ross indicated that he would have walked Pujols if Hughes got behind in the count.

“You’ve got to trust your guys,” Ross said. “Wanted to attack Albert. He just left one over the middle.”

St. Louis has won four in a row, 18 of its last 20 home games and is a season-best 24 games over .500 at 79-55. It was the Cardinals’ eighth series sweep of the season.

Chicago has lost seven of eight.

Mikolas (11-10) gave up two hits. He struck out three and walked one. Ryan Helsley earned his 13th save in 17 chances.

Chicago starter Marcus Stroman allowed four hits in seven shutout innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter in a 98-pitch stint.

The start of the game was delayed 1 hour, 28 minutes by rain.

HOMETOWN HERO

Boston Celtics standout Jayson Tatum, a St. Louis native, threw out the first pitch. Tatum played high school basketball at Chaminade College Prep, located 14 miles from Busch Stadium.

QUICK GETAWAY

The Cardinals have scored 91 runs in the first inning, second to the Los Angeles Dodgers with 95.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: C Willson Contreras missed the game with a sore left foot. He suffered the injury Tuesday against Toronto.

Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz will make a rehab start on Tuesday at Double-A Springfield. He has been out since Aug. 8 with a left knee sprain.

UP NEXT

Cubs: LHP Wade Miley (1-0, 2.84 ERA) will start on Tuesday as the Cubs begin a six-game homestand by hosting Cincinnati. Miley has been out since June 11 with a left shoulder strain. RHP Justin Dunn (1-2, 4.63) will start for the Reds.

Cardinals: RHP Jack Flaherty (0-0, 5.63) will face Washington RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-5, 5.05) in the first of a four-game series on Monday afternoon in St. Louis. Flaherty has been out since June 27 with a right shoulder strain. He made five rehab starts in the minors.

Carlos Correa, Dylan Bundy shine as Twins top White Sox 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) Carlos Correa homered for Minnesota and Dylan Bundy shut down Chicago once again, helping the Twins beat the White Sox 5-1 on Sunday.

Jose Miranda added a two-run double in the ninth inning as Minnesota salvaged the finale of the weekend series. Max Kepler scored on Kendall Graveman’s wild pitch in the eighth, and Jhoan Duran turned in some impressive relief work.

The Twins finished with 12 hits after they managed just one during Saturday night’s 13-0 loss – a two-out single by Luis Arraez in the ninth that stopped Dylan Cease’s bid for a no-hitter. They also snapped a seven-game slide on the road.

Correa connected in the fifth, hitting a two-run drive to left-center off Lucas Giolito for his 16th homer. Bundy pitched five scoreless innings to improve to 7-0 with a 3.15 ERA in 10 career appearances against the White Sox.

Fighting for position in the crowded AL Central, the second-place Twins (68-64) moved two games ahead of the White Sox (67-67). Minnesota was one back of division-leading Cleveland coming into the day.

Elvis Andrus had two of Chicago’s seven hits. AJ Pollock hit an RBI double off Michael Fulmer in the seventh, but Chicago wasted a chance for a big inning.

With runners on second and third and one out, Leury Garcia bunted right back to Duran for a fielder’s choice that retired pinch-runner Adam Haseley at home. Romy Gonzalez then struck out swinging, ending the inning.

Duran also worked a perfect eighth. The hard-throwing right-hander has allowed just one run in 20 1/3 innings over his last 19 appearances.

Bundy (8-6) yielded two hits, struck out four and walked one. The 29-year-old right-hander is 3-0 with a 1.77 ERA in four starts against the White Sox this year.

Giolito (10-9) pitched five innings for Chicago, allowing six hits and finishing with five strikeouts and two walks.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Twins: RHP Tyler Mahle went back on the 15-day injured list with shoulder inflammation, and LHP Jovani Moran was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul. … RHP Sonny Gray (hamstring tightness) remains on track to pitch Wednesday night against the Yankees, but that could change. “The next thing for Sonny is for him to throw his bullpen, which will be in New York, and that’s when I think we’ll learn how his hamstring is doing,” manager Rocco Baldelli said.

White Sox: CF Luis Robert (sore left wrist) is expected to return to the starting lineup Monday at Seattle. Robert was activated from the paternity list before Sunday’s game, and RHP Davis Martin was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte. … RHP Michael Kopech (strained left knee) threw a bullpen session, and pitching coach Ethan Katz said he looked great. “He’s right there,” Katz said, “so he’ll be back soon with us.” … Manager Tony La Russa was away from the team for the sixth straight game because of an unspecified medical issue. There was no update on his status.

UP NEXT

Twins: RHP Chris Archer (2-7, 4.52 ERA) faces RHP Jameson Taillon (12-4, 3.97) and the AL East-leading Yankees on Monday in the opener of a four-game series in New York. Archer is looking for his first win since June 25.

White Sox: RHP Lance Lynn (4-5, 4.70) starts Monday night at Seattle in the opener of a seven-game trip. LHP Marco Gonzales (10-12, 3.99) takes the mound for the Mariners.

Witt’s go-ahead double in 8th lifts Royals past Tigers, 3-2

DETROIT (AP) Bobby Witt Jr.’s eighth-inning double drove in the go-ahead run and the Kansas City Royals edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Sunday.

MJ Melendez scored a run and drove in another while Michael A. Taylor had three hits and scored a run. Witt reached base three times.

Winning pitcher Dylan Coleman (4-1) pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. Scott Barlow collected his 21st save.

Royals starter Max Castillo, recalled from Triple-A Omaha before the game, allowed two runs and five hits and struck out five in 4 2/3 innings.

Detroit starter Matt Manning gave up two runs and five hits in four innings. Gregory Soto (2-8) took the loss.

Harold Castro’s two-run homer accounted for Detroit’s runs. Riley Greene extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a third-inning single.

The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the fourth on Nicky Lopez’s RBI single and Melendez’s bases-loaded walk.

Detroit quickly tied it in the bottom of the inning on Castro’s sixth homer this season.

Kansas City left the bases loaded in the seventh.

In the eighth, Lopez was thrown out trying to score on a Melendez double. Witt’s double past third baseman Jeimer Candelario drove in the go-ahead run.

CABRERA PLACED ON IL

Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left biceps strain. The team is hopeful Cabrera, 39, can return to the lineup before the end of the season. He was injured during the series opener on Friday.

“As soon as he can initiate strength exercises, that will be the next step for him,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “Once the strength gets to a certain point, when it’s extended and he doesn’t feel the resistance and it’s not an issue, then he’ll start his hitting program.”

Cabrera, who reached the 3,000-hit mark in April and has 506 home runs, will travel with the team on its road trip this week. He is batting .256 with four home runs and 37 RBIs in 102 games this season.

ROSTER MOVES

Royals: RHP Wyatt Mills, who pitched two scoreless innings in relief on Saturday, was optioned to Triple-A Omaha to make room for Castillo.

Tigers: With Cabrera sidelined, the Tigers recalled 1B Josh Lester from Triple-A Toledo. Lester was batting .243 with 25 homers and 82 RBIs for the Mud Hens. To make room on the 40-man roster, OF Austin Meadows was transferred to the 60-day IL.

UP NEXT:

Royals: RHP Brady Singer (7-4, 3.33 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game home series against the Cleveland Guardians on Monday. He’s 2-0 with a 4.21 ERA in seven career appearances against Cleveland, including six starts.

Tigers: LHP Tyler Alexander (3-8, 4.76 ERA) will start the opener of a three-game road series against the Los Angeles Angels on Monday. Alexander’s only victory in six starts last month came against the Angels on Aug. 20, when he allowed three runs in six innings.

Hernández, Nats again beat NL East-leading Mets by 7-1 score

NEW YORK (AP) Cesar Hernandez hit his first homer in more than a year Sunday, delivering the exclamation point on the Washington Nationals’ 7-1 win over the New York Mets.

The last-place Nationals also beat the NL East leaders 7-1 on Saturday night, and took two of three in the series.

Luis Garcia had an RBI single in the first inning, then the Nationals scored four unearned runs against Carlos Carrasco (13-6) in the third after second baseman Jeff McNeil’s error led to two-run singles by Keibert Ruiz and Ildemaro Vargas.

Carrasco, activated from the injured list prior to the game after missing more than two weeks due to a strained left oblique, was charged with one earned run in 2 2/3 innings.

Hernandez, who had a career-high 21 homers last season, ended his drought by hitting a no-doubt, two-run shot into the right field seats in the fifth. The drive was his first since Aug. 26, 2021, a span of 155 games.

Upon finishing his home run trot, Hernandez was given the silent treatment by teammates for several seconds before they finally mobbed him in the dugout.

Entering Sunday, only the Los Angeles Angels’ Magneuris Sierra (223 games) and the Cleveland Guardians’ Myles Straw (157 games) had gone longer without homering among active players.

Lane Thomas, who started at all three outfield spots this weekend, had two hits and drew a walk for the Nationals. He finished the series by reaching base in seven of his final nine appearances, a stretch that included five straight hits bridging Saturday and Sunday.

Erick Fedde (6-9) gave up one run – McNeil’s second-inning sacrifice fly – over six innings and earned his first win since June 21.

Trevor Williams relieved Carrasco and pitched 4 1/3 innings. The homer by Hernandez snapped Williams’ scoreless streak – which dated back to July 7 and spanned eight appearances, including two starts – at 26 innings.

SIX-MAN ROTATION

Nationals manager Dave Martinez said the club would employ a six-man rotation this week in order to get Patrick Corbin, who threw seven innings Saturday for the first time since July 4, an extra day of rest. Cory Abbott, who hasn’t started since Aug. 17, is scheduled to rejoin the rotation and start Wednesday. Abbott tossed the ninth inning Sunday.

FIRST PITCH

The Mets honored retiring scout Jim Reeves by having him throw out the first pitch. Reeves, who is based in the Pacific Northwest and signed Wyoming-born outfielder Brandon Nimmo and Colorado-born pitcher David Peterson, threw the pitch to Peterson. Nimmo then bounded out of the dugout and hugged Reeves before the three posed for a picture near home plate.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: RHP Victor Arano (right shoulder strain) was placed on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to Friday. RHP Andres Machado was recalled from Triple-A Rochester. . DH Nelson Cruz (right knee contusion) missed a second straight game.

Mets: RHP Max Scherzer (left side fatigue) said he felt fine a day after exiting after five innings and 67 pitches. Scherzer, whose next start is scheduled for Friday, missed almost seven weeks earlier this season with a left oblique injury. On Sunday morning, he chuckled and said the fatigue was everywhere on his left side except the oblique. . INF Luis Guillorme (left groin) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday. . To make room for Carrasco on the active roster, the Mets optioned RHP Adonis Medina to Triple-A Syracuse.

UP NEXT

Nationals: A 10-game road trip continues as RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-5, 5.05 ERA), fresh off earning his first win Wednesday, starts the opener of a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Sanchez last pitched at Busch Stadium Oct. 11, 2019, when he carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning in Game 1 of the NL Championship Series.

Mets: RHP Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.45 ERA) starts Monday afternoon in the first game of a three-game series at the Pittsburgh Pirates. Walker hasn’t received a decision in any of his last three starts.

Gallen ties scoreless start record as Arizona stops Brewers

PHOENIX (AP) Zac Gallen tied the major-league record with his sixth consecutive scoreless start on Sunday, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gallen (11-2) extended his scoreless streak to 41 1/3 innings. He allowed only two singles and a walk in seven innings. He struck out seven and retired the last 11 batters he faced.

Gallen tied Don Drysdale (1968), Orel Hershiser (1988) and Zack Greinke (2015), all with the Los Angeles Dodgers, by not allowing a run in his sixth straight start. Hershiser set the MLB record with 59 consecutive scoreless innings.

In those six games, Gallen is 5-0 with a 0.58 WHIP. He has allowed 16 hits, walked eight and struck out 46 in his scoreless streak. He is two outs away from matching the Diamondbacks’ franchise record of 42 innings, set by Brandon Webb in 2007.

Daulton Varsho hit his 20th homer and helped preserve Gallen’s scoreless streak with a running catch on Tyrone Taylor’s drive to right center in the second. The catch came with two outs and a runner at first.

Gallen didn’t allow more than one baserunner in any inning and struck out the side in the fifth.

The Diamondbacks scored in the second inning against Jason Alexander (2-2) when Corbin Carroll walked and advanced to third on Carson Kelly’s single off shortstop Willy Adames’ glove. Carroll scored on Alek Thomas’ sacrifice fly. Varsho’s home run, to right field, came in the third.

In the fifth, Jake McCarthy greeted reliever Hoby Milner with a broken-bat single to right, scoring Josh Rojas with Arizona’s third run. McCarthy hit a two-run homer in the eighth off Brent Suter, his seventh home run of the season.

Alexander, a 29-year-old who debuted earlier this season, pitched 4 2-3 innings for Milwaukee. He gave up five hits, three runs, walked four and struck out three.

Hunter Renfroe spoiled the combined shutout bid when he hit his 24th homer off Mark Melancon in the ninth. Kyle Nelson pitched a scoreless eighth.

The Brewers, who managed just three hits in the game, began the day 2 1/2 games behind Philadelphia for the final National League wild card. They trail St. Louis by 8 1/2 in the Central Division race. Milwaukee is trying for its fifth consecutive postseason appearance.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell was denied his 600th career victory. The winningest manager in franchise history, Counsell is 599-542 (.524).

LOOK OUT

Milner had to avoid Thomas’ broken bat while fielding a comebacker in the sixth. The Brewer left-hander dodged a wedge of the bat that followed the ball, then went back to the mound to retrieve the ball and threw out Thomas.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Brewers OF Christian Yelich (neck discomfort) missed his third straight game.

NEXT

Brewers: Freddy Peralta (4-3, 3.56) opposes fellow RHP Ryan Feltner (2-6, 5.78) at Colorado.

Diamondbacks: RHP Ryne Nelson, currently at Triple-A Reno, will make his major-league debut for Arizona on Monday at San Diego against LHP Blake Snell (6-7, 3.87).

Surging Blues Jays edge Pirates 4-3 to complete 3-game sweep

PITTSBURGH (AP) Toronto Blue Jays interim manager John Schneider has plenty of things to worry about on a daily basis.

Closer Jordan Romano is not one of them.

So even as Romano put the tying and winning runs in scoring position with no outs in the ninth inning on Sunday against Pittsburgh, Schneider didn’t consider issuing an intentional walk to load the bases.

Better to just let Romano do what he does as well as anyone in the major leagues at the moment: attack.

“He’s a animal out there,” Schneider said. “I mean, he just can lock it in with the best of them.”

The proof came to life over the next three batters as Romano struck out Josh VanMeter, Tucupita Marcano and Kevin Newman to close out a 4-3 victory that completed a three-game sweep of the Pirates.

The win gives Toronto momentum for a pivotal series at Baltimore starting Monday.

“It’s not a beauty pageant up here,” Romano said. “You’ve just got to get the job done.”

Romano’s 30th save required more work than he would have liked. Jack Suwinski beat the shift by singling to left and Cal Mitchell followed with a sharp grounder that deflected off Romano’s glove and rolled into left field. Pinch-runner Greg Allen promptly stole second and Romano appeared to be in trouble.

It turned out to be a mirage. VanMeter flailed at a 98 mph fastball. Marcano couldn’t connect on an 88 mph changeup and when Newman failed to reach an 89 mph slider on the corner, the Blue Jays improved to 12-5 in their last 17, a push that’s propelled them into the third spot in the tight American League wild-card race.

“Wins are hard to come by in the big leagues,” Schneider said. “So when you’re feeling pretty good going into big series, it’s a good thing.”

Teoscar Hernandez delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning by lining a shot up the middle against Duane Underwood Jr. (1-5) and the bullpen did the rest as the Blue Jays improved to a season-best 14 games over .500 (73-59).

Alejandro Kirk also had two hits for Toronto. Cavan Biggio hit his fifth home of the season and second in five days for the Blue Jays.

Ross Stripling (7-4) allowed three runs on two hits with three walks and eight strikeouts in six innings. Toronto improved to 6-1 in Stripling’s last seven starts dating to July 13 and bounced back from a bumpy home stand last week against the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs to pounce on the reeling Pirates, who are 11-34 in their last 45 games.

“(They were) all close games, but we found a way to win them all kind of different ways,” Stripling said. “So it gives you confidence for sure.”

Rookie shortstop Oneil Cruz hit his 12th home run for the Pirates, a lined shot to the bullpen beyond the centerfield wall with one out in the fifth that tied the game at 3. VanMeter added a two-run double for Pittsburgh, but the Pirates mustered little else and nothing when it mattered in the ninth.

“We’ve got to find a way to make contact,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said. “I understand the execution of pitches by Romano and he’s really good, but we’ve got to give ourselves a chance and we didn’t.”

Underwood, who took the loss on Saturday night after giving up a bases-clearing triple to Bo Bichette, struggled for a second straight appearance. Danny Jansen and Matt Chapman singled to start the seventh.

Underwood caught a break when Vlad Guerrero Jr. grounded into a double play but Hernandez followed with a clean single up the middle to put Toronto in front. Only a spectacular diving catch by Suwinski on a sinking liner to the gap in left-center by Bichette prevented the Blue Jays from breaking it open.

SOLOMON CLAIMED

The Pirates claimed former Houston reliever Peter Solomon off waivers. Solomon, a rookie went 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in six appearances with the Astros before being designated for assignment on Sept. 1.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Pirates: OF/DH Ben Gamel returned to the lineup after missing two games with left foot soreness. … All-Star closer David Bednar, out since July 30 with backs soreness threw a bullpen session pregame.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Take a 2 1/2 game lead over Baltimore heading into a four-game set that starts with a doubleheader on Monday. The series is the first of three meetings between the AL East rivals over the final month of the season.

Pirates: Welcome the NL East-leading New York Mets for a three-game series starting on Monday. New York’s Taijuan Walker (10-3, 3.45) faces Mitch Keller (4-10, 4.43 ERA).

Smith, Thompson homers power MLB-leading Dodgers past Padres

LOS ANGELES (AP) Will Smith homered for the second consecutive game and Trayce Thompson added a pinch-hit home run as the Los Angeles Dodgers used two big innings to beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 on Sunday night.

The Dodgers, who have the best record in the MLB at 92-41, extended their lead over the Padres in the NL West to 19 games with 29 games remaining. The Dodgers’ magic number to claim the division is nine.

“You definitely want to win the division and it gives you a little bit easier road to the postseason,” Smith said. “Once you get to the postseason, it doesn’t matter. We really just go one game at a time, try not to look too far ahead, and tomorrow we’ll be right back at it.”

Thompson hit the second pinch-hit homer of his career, a three-run shot in the seventh inning. His first pinch-hit blast came in his first stint with the Dodgers in 2016, against the New York Mets. Thompson, who started the year with the Padres organization and had just 14 at-bats before being designated for assignment, homered off reliever Adrian Morejon in a four-run seventh inning.

“Depth is huge, especially going into these playoff series and whatnot, playing a long season,” said Mookie Betts, who had two hits. “He’s been huge. Playing great defense. Timely hitting. He’s been hitting all year. It’s not luck. He’s a really good player.”

Smith hit his 21st homer of the season, a solo shot off starter Mike Clevinger (5-6), tying the game at 1 in the fourth inning.

The Dodgers broke open the game with a five-run fourth before the Padres pulled within a run with a three-run seventh inning.

“That was huge,” Padres manager Bob Melvin said. “We really thought we had a chance to come back and win this game. … We gave up four the next inning.”

Clevinger lasted 3 1/3 innings and allowed five earned runs on four hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

“The game was probably closer than the outcome looked,” Melvin said. “But, you know what, they are the best team in the league right now and we just have to beat these guys if we’re gonna go where we want to go.”

Smith started things in the fourth with a solo home run. Clevinger struck out Max Muncy and then Justin Turner drew a walk, Joey Gallo singled, and Chris Taylor was hit by a pitch, loading the bases. Cody Bellinger then drew a walk to drive in a run and Mookie Betts hit a sacrifice fly to score another. Trea Turner doubled, plating two more runs.

In the seventh inning, the Padres made things interesting. Jurickson Profar hit a two-run double to right off Evan Phillips to pull the Padres within 5-3. Jake Cronenwroth doubled in another run to make it 5-4.

Bellinger, who has struggled at the plate all season and has dropped to last in the batting order, drew three walks.

The Padres scored one run in the third inning. Austin Nola drew a one-out walk and Ha-Seong Kim struck out. Juan Soto walked and Manny Machado singled to deep short. Machado, who dove head-first into first base, arrived safely but Freddie Freeman couldn’t pick Trea Turner’s errant throw and Nola scored on the error.

Caleb Ferguson opened for the Dodgers and struck out the side, all on called strikeouts. Ryan Pepiot, just recalled with a plan of picking up most of the innings Sunday, came into the game in the second but struggled with control and walked four in two innings. In the third, he walked Jurickson Profar and Matt Beaty before the Dodgers went to the bullpen. Alex Vesia retired the next three batters to get the Dodgers out of the jam. Los Angeles had to go deep into the bullpen with eight pitchers.

Vesia (4-0) earned the win.

“I didn’t realize (the magic number) was nine. It was a good series,” manager Dave Roberts said. “It was good to see us play well and win a series. Still a lot of baseball, but just encouraged. It wasn’t a clean game, but the way we responded after they put runs on the board was good to see.”

Melvin said the Padres’ focus is getting into the postseason.

“With as many wild-card teams as you have right now, the focus is just getting in,” he said. “Every game is important, no matter where u play it.”

LET IT GO

Closer Craig Kimbrel’s new bullpen entrance music is Idina Menzel’s “Let it Go” from the movie “Frozen.” It’s been a hit with fans, who sing along to the song. Asked if he would sing it, Dave Roberts said sure and even mentioned Menzel by name.

TOO HOT TO HANDLE

California’s searing heat wave continued and the temperature at first-pitch for the afternoon start was 100 degrees.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Padres: INF Wil Myers (neck tightness) was taken out of Sunday’s game in the third inning.

Dodgers: LHP David Price (left wrist inflammation) was placed on the 15-day injured list but said he will be back this month.

UP NEXT

Padres: LHP Blake Snell (6-7, 3.87 ERA), who will pitch against Arizona on Monday, has won six of his last 10 starts. He pitched six scoreless innings in a win at San Francisco on Tuesday. Snell struck out eight and worked around three walks.

Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (2-1, 2.12 ERA) will start against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. Against the New York Mets in his last start, he allowed two earned runs on seven hits and struck out eight, but didn’t factor in the decision. The Dodgers won 4-3.

Mets ace Scherzer says he’s fine, on track for next start

NEW YORK (AP) Mets ace Max Scherzer said he was feeling fine Sunday, a day after he exited after a start after five innings because of fatigue on his left side.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner remained on schedule to start Friday night for NL East-leading New York at Miami.

Scherzer missed almost seven weeks earlier this season with a left oblique injury.

Of this fatigue, Scherzer offered a chuckle.

“It’s kind of like everywhere except the oblique,” he said before the Mets’ 7-1 loss to Washington.

Scherzer came out after 67 pitches Saturday against the Nationals. The 38-year-old righty allowed one run and three hits, striking out five and walking one. He got a no-decision in a game the Mets later lost 7-1.

Scherzer is 9-4 with a 2.26 ERA in 20 starts in his first season with the Mets. He has struck out 153 in 127 2/3 innings.

Yankees’ Benintendi has broken wrist bone, status uncertain

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) New York Yankees outfielder Andrew Benintendi has a broken bone in his right wrist that will need surgery, but said he didn’t know whether it was a season-ending injury.

“It’s all too early to say right now, obviously,” Benintendi said. “We’re still trying to learn some more things. That’s what it is right now. Just take it day by day at this point right now, I guess.”

Manager Aaron Boone revealed the diagnosis of a broken hook hamate bone and the need for surgery after the AL East leaders beat Tampa Bay 2-1 on Sunday. Benintendi will be further examined by doctors Monday back in New York.

Benintendi said he had a previous surgery that removed hook during his freshman year of college and was surprised by Sunday’s developments.

“I don’t really know about bones or anything like that,” Benintendi said. “So, I’m just listening to what they’re telling me. Yeah, I didn’t know you could grow another bone or whatever it may be.”

Benintendi was hurt while taking a swing Friday night and was put on the 10-day injured list the next day.

The 28-year-old Benintendi was an All-Star this season with Kansas City, then was traded to the Yankees in late July. He got off to a slow start with New York, but recently had been more productive at the plate.

Benintendi is hitting .304 overall with 51 RBIs. He is batting .254 with 12 RBIs in 33 games for the Yankees.

(NFL NEWS)

Rams’ Stafford heads into repeat quest with ‘no limitations’

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Matthew Stafford understands why the football world is still talking about his elbow.

After all, he followed up the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl victory by not throwing passes in any offseason workouts, participating sparingly in training camp and sitting out all three preseason games – all to avoid aggravating the elbow condition that coach Sean McVay called “a little bit abnormal for a quarterback.”

Stafford understands, but he’s also a bit tired of talking about it himself.

“I feel great,” Stafford said Sunday. “Ready to go play. Can always be better. Can always try to feel like I’m 21 again. I’ll keep trying. But no, I feel really good. Feel I can make every throw. I don’t know what else you need to hear from me.”

The veteran passer is eager to end the discussions Thursday night when he takes the field at SoFi Stadium for the NFL’s regular-season opener against the Buffalo Bills. Stafford and McVay both say the quarterback will have no limitations while leading the Rams’ high-octane passing offense against the NFL’s best team in pass defense last season.

The discussion around Stafford’s elbow has done nothing to minimize the impressiveness of his achievements last season, After 12 prolific seasons of frustration with the Detroit Lions, he transformed his NFL story and moved to the brink of the 50,000-yard club – he’ll become the 12th member in NFL history with his first 5 yards passing this season.

Stafford moved west and immediately won a ring with poised, resilient play, particularly during the first four playoff victories of his career. He matched the highest completion percentage of his career while throwing for 4,886 yards and a career high-tying 41 touchdowns.

But Stafford also played through elbow pain last season when he was still learning the intricacies of McVay’s offense and building chemistry with his new receivers. A year later, that chemistry is established with most of his potential playmakers, and he knows the offense inside-out.

That gives him more leeway to rest his arm, and the Rams decided he should use it.

“I think we’ve got a really good plan in place, no different than last year,” McVay said. “These were things that he was kind of working through in his own way … but he’s throwing the ball excellent. Everything I’m seeing is reflective of everything he’s saying to me.”

McVay said the Rams are “always cognizant of a pitch clock,” but Stafford has no inherent limitations. If the quarterback needed to throw 50 times, McVay said they wouldn’t hesitate to do it.

Stafford and the Rams have been purposely imprecise when talking about the specifics of his elbow soreness, but he had an offseason injection that helped. He is on a regimen of exercises and workouts to keep the joint in good shape.

“I’ve been doing some things that made it feel better,” Stafford said. “Probably going to continue to do those things if you need to, and if you don’t, then you just go out there and play ball.”

Stafford has a year of history with all of his potential receivers except Allen Robinson, the Rams’ biggest offseason free agent signing on offense. They’ve worked together whenever possible since the start of training camp, and they expect to have much less trouble getting on the same page than two players without their years of experience. Robinson caught several long passes from Stafford on Sunday in the first periods of practice.

Stafford is eager to get back into game action, and he also might get a little extra motivation if he looks across the sideline Thursday at Chad Hall, the Bills’ high-energy receivers coach. Hall happens to be the brother of Stafford’s wife, Kelly.

“One of my best friends, to be honest with you,” Stafford said. “A guy I spend a ton of offseason time with. I think even if I wasn’t married to his sister that we’d be really good buddies, too. … It’ll be fun going up against him. Obviously he’s not in the pads, but he’ll be running up and down the sideline like a madman like he usually does, cheering them on.”

NOTES: WR Van Jefferson is still “day to day” after undergoing knee surgery early in training camp, McVay said. The Rams provided no update on his progress, but his long absence from practice makes it unlikely that the wideout who started all 21 games for Los Angeles last season will be ready to play Thursday. … Ozzy Osbourne will perform at halftime Thursday in Inglewood.

(COLLEGE FOOTBALL)

Florida State blocks PAT, holds off Kelly’s LSU, 24-23

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Shyheim Brown blocked LSU’s extra-point attempt with no time left to give Florida State a 24-23 victory Sunday night, spoiling Brian Kelly’s debut as Tigers coach.

Despite a slew of mistakes including a muffed punt with 2:15 left, LSU came within the extra point of tying it in the wild finish.

Florida State’s Treshaun Ward fumbled at the LSU 1 with 1:20 to go, and Tigers quarterback Jayden Daniels drove LSU for a touchdown on a 2-yard pass to Jaray Jenkins with no time left.

With LSU fans celebrating an apparent two-touchdown comeback in the final 4:07 – and Florida State fans bracing themselves for what could have gone down as an infamous implosion – Brown deflected Damian Ramos’ kick, touching off a Florida State celebration during which players wildly rushed the field.

Jordan Travis passed for 260 yards and two touchdowns for Florida State.

Travis’ scoring passes came on a 39-yard throw to Ontaria Wilson on a flea flicker and a 27-yard pass that Wilson corralled with one hand while being interfered with. Travis also rushed for 31 yards on a combination of designed runs and scrambles, repeatedly leaving LSU pass rushers grasping air as he spun or darted away from pressure.

Tens of thousands garnet and gold-clad spectators helped sell-out the Superdome, virtually negating what could have been a home advantage for LSU in a game played just 80 miles from its Baton Rouge campus. And they left happy after Florida State (2-0) – coming off four straight losing seasons – prolonged a promising start to coach Mike Norvell’s third season in charge.

This game was arguably more meaningful to Norvell than Kelly, who was lured from Notre Dame with a decade-long, $100 million contract designed to give him time to remake LSU football in his image. Kelly’s staff includes only one assistant from last season, while 16 transfer players were brought in to patch up a roster in flux.

One of those transfers was former Arizona State QB Jayden Daniels, who started after a tight competition in camp with Garrett Nussmeier. He completed 26 of 35 passes for 209 yards and two TDS, both to Jenkins. Daniels also rushed for 114 yards.

Another transfer, running back Noah Cain (from Penn State), scored LSU’s first TD from a yard out on fourth down late in the third quarter to make it 17-10.

Travis marched the Seminoles right back to the end zone, highlighted by a 15-yard completion to Johnny Wilson as the elusive QB jumped away from closing defenders. DJ Lundy finished the drive with a 1-yard TD run to make it 24-10 with 9:04 to go.

LSU took its only lead, at 3-0, on its first possession. But that drive stalled shortly after first-year center Garrett Dellinger’s shotgun snap over Daniels’ head on second and goal from the FSU 5.

Florida State’s lead was just 7-3 at halftime after both teams blew red-zone opportunities.

LSU’s line didn’t look ready when the ball was snapped on a field goal attempt, and Jared Varse knifed in past left tackle Cameron Wire to block Damian Ramos’ kick.

The Seminoles couldn’t cash in on Malik Nabers first of two muffed punts, which FSU recovered on the LSU 16. Norvell kept the offense on the field on fourth and 2 from the 8, and Travis’ pass to the far corner of the end zone fell incomplete.

TAKEAWAY

Florida State: Travis’ numbers could have been better if not for some key drops. His combination of scrambling and passing ability gave LSU’s defense fits that showed up more in the Seminoles’ 392 net yards than in the final score. But the Seminoles inability to put away a game in which they were the superior team will have to be fixed.

LSU: The offensive line remains a work in progress and at times looked like a liability in the Tigers’ opener. Daniels was the Tigers leading rusher by 91 yards. Meanwhile, LSU might have to find a punt returner other than Nabers. LSU was fortunate that the Seminoles squandered both of his muffs.

INJURIES

LSU: Starting defensive end Maason Smith left the game in the first quarter with a left knee injury. His knee appeared to buckle as he came down awkwardly from hopping near when the tackle was made.

EJECTED

LSU lost a second defensive end when Ali Gaye was ejected for a targeting foul against Travis as the QB released a his touchdown pass in the third quarter.

NEXT UP

Florida State: Visits Louisville to open its ACC slate on Sept. 16.

LSU: Hosts Southern on Saturday night.

(WNBA PLAYOFFS)

Parker helps Sky beat Sun 76-72, take 2-1 series lead

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) With the game in the balance, Candace Parker and the Chicago Sky turned up their defense and came away with a gritty win to move within one victory of returning to the WNBA Finals for a second straight year.

Parker had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Kahleah Copper added 15 points and the Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 76-72 Sunday in Game 3 of the WNBA playoff semifinals. The Sky lead the best-of-five series 2-1.

“Down the stretch we were able to play (to our strengths),” said Parker, who tied Tamika Catchings for most double-doubles in the playoffs with 27. “I think the biggest thing is sometimes in years past, we would play great defense and give up the offensive board. Tonight we were able to finish the play.”

Copper’s 3-pointer with 6:14 left gave Chicago a 66-64 lead. Then offense was hard to come by: Neither team scored for nearly 4 minutes until Emma Meesseman hit a jumper in the corner to extend the lead to four with 2:26 left.

Connecticut missed eight shots in a row over that scoreless span until Courtney Williams hit a jumper 40 seconds later.

“It was 66-64 forever,” Connecticut coach Curt Miller said. “I wondered if one team would have an offensive run. It was to the point where if a team could put back to back baskets together, they would have all sorts of momentum. … We just couldn’t put together that offensive run when we needed it.”

Chicago scored the next four points with two free throws by Copper and a layup by Meesseman that made it 72-66 with under a minute left. Connecticut got back within two with 22 seconds left on two free throws by Bonner, but Parker made two free throws 7 seconds later.

Bonner then missed a 3 and Connecticut was done. She finished with 18 points to lead the Sun, who had 17 turnovers.

“We have to play on on what we build on throughout the season,” Chicago coach James Wade said. “Playing together throughout adversity, we did a good job of it. We didn’t haven’t many lulls. we were up for the challenge and came out victorious.”

Connecticut led 23-21 after one quarter when Bonner banked in a 3-pointer from about 30 feet just before the buzzer. Connecticut was 8 for 9 from the foul line in the period.

The teams went back and forth in the second quarter with Chicago going up 40-38 at the half. Parker had 12 points and six rebounds in the opening half. Natisha Hiedeman had 12 points for Connecticut.

Chicago led 56-55 after three periods, as neither team could get more than a seven-point lead heading into the final period.

STAT SHEET STUFFER

Alyssa Thomas had just six points, going 3 for 12 from the field, but added 13 rebounds and seven assists.

TIP-INS

Meesseman had five steals and six assists to go along with 13 points. … According to ESPN, Connecticut missed 25 of its 41 shots from within five feet.

BATTLE SCAR

Parker took a shot to the left eye 3 minutes into the game and briefly left to the locker room. She returned about a minute later but had a noticeable bump over her eye.

“It’s fine, I can see,” Parker said after the game.

Young beats buzzer, Aces top Storm 110-98 in OT in Game 3

SEATTLE (AP) Before she tried encapsulating one of the more memorable WNBA playoff games, Becky Hammon let out a little chuckle.

“That was a hell of a game. I don’t know if I’ve ever been a part of something like that,” the Las Vegas Aces coach said.

Hammon could speak with a mix of excitement and relief after the Aces pulled out a wild 110-98 overtime in over the Seattle Storm in Game 3 of their WNBA playoff semifinal series on Sunday.

There were big shots and buzzer beaters. Spectacular offensive performances, disputable missed calls and one glaring blown assignment by the home team that added up to the Aces being one win away from advancing to the WNBA Finals and ending Sue Bird’s career.

Jackie Young sent the game to overtime with a buzzer-beating basket, and then Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum hit big shots in the extra session as Las Vegas took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series.

“We live for these moments. You work hard for these bright light games and just staying in it and understanding that we’ve worked hard to get to where we are,” said Aces’ star A’ja Wilson, who finished with a playoff career-high 34 points.

The end of regulation will rightfully get most of the attention. But Las Vegas was dominant in overtime, outscoring Seattle 18-6.

Gray had been quiet in the fourth quarter but scored eight of her 29 points in overtime including a pair of 3s that silenced Storm fans that had been roaring only a few minutes earlier when it appeared Seattle was on the cusp of winning the pivotal game.

“There was so many back and forth (moments), `Oh they’re gonna win it, oh no they’re gonna win it, oh we’re going to overtime.’ … That’s what playoff basketball is all about. It felt good,” Gray said.

From the Seattle perspective, it never should have reached overtime.

Seattle led 92-90 with 0.8 seconds left in regulation after Bird hit a corner 3. It was a storybook moment to be another highlight in Bird’s final season before retiring.

But on the ensuing inbounds play, Young got free from Ezi Magbegor and scored in the lane ahead of the buzzer to send the game to overtime.

“It was really frustrating. We had the game and we gave it to them and that’s really it,” Seattle’s Breanna Stewart said.

Gray added 12 assists and Riquna Williams added a key 14 points off the bench. Plum had 16 points, including an important three-point play to start overtime for the Aces.

Stewart led Seattle with 20 points, while Bird and Jewell Loyd both had 17. Tina Charles added 16 points but missed a pair of free throw with 7.2 seconds remining in regulation that could have given Seattle a three-point lead.

The second half was filled with wild emotional swings and a conclusion to regulation that featured one big play after another. The final 11 seconds featured 10 points scored.

“We were up four with not a lot of time left and that’s really, to me, where we lost the game,” Bird said.

Seattle led 89-85 when Williams hit a 3 with 8.9 seconds left for Las Vegas. Charles missed her two foul shots and Wilson put Las Vegas ahead 90-89 with a spinning drive in the lane with 2.2 seconds left, although it appeared she got away with taking extra steps.

Then it was Seattle’s turn to have an apparent winner on Bird’s 3 off an inbound pass when she came open in the corner in front of the Seattle bench. Bird even left her hand in the air as Seattle’s home building roared.

But all that was muted moments later when Young cut to the basket and scored ahead of the buzzer.

“It’s on me. … What happened end of game all of our execution things that falls on me,” Seattle coach Noelle Quinn said.

The Aces victory also moved Bird one step closer to retirement. Bird has announced this will be her final season, and Las Vegas can send her off into retirement as one of the greatest players in league history with a victory in Game 4.

TIP-INS

Seattle lost a home playoff game with Stewart healthy for the first time. The Storm were 10-0 previously. … In the 14 previous series tied at 1-1, the winner of Game 3 has gone on to win the series eight times. … The Aces have reached the WNBA Finals twice in franchise history, once in 2020 in the WNBA bubble and in 2008 when the team was in San Antonio.

UP NEXT

Game 4 will be Tuesday night with Las Vegas looking to advance to the finals.

(WOMEN’S TENNIS)

Coco Gauff, 18, reaches US Open quarterfinals for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) Coco Gauff reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time by coming back in each set to beat Zhang Shuai of China 7-5, 7-5 in front of a partisan crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday.

The 18-year-old Floridian, the runner-up at the French Open in June, trailed 5-4 in the opening set, then 5-3 in the second, which she was a point from losing.

But buoyed by spectators who cheered her every point, chanted “Let’s go, Coco!” as the end neared and prompted Zhang to cover her ears with her hands, Gauff improved to 4-0 in Ashe this year. She’d never previously won a match at the biggest arena in Grand Slam tennis.

“It feels insane. I mean, Ashe Stadium chanting my name?” Gauff, yet to drop a set in the tournament, said during her on-court interview. “I was trying not to smile on the bench on the changeover. I was trying to stay in the moment.”

Gauff is the youngest American woman into the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Melanie Oudin was 17 in 2009.

Gauff also was the player from any country in the fourth round of the women’s bracket at Flushing Meadows this year. Zhang, at 33, was the oldest.

They both competed mostly from the baseline, trading powerful groundstrokes, especially on the backhand side, which both players favor. And the longer the exchanges, the more success Gauff found: She claimed 45 points that lasted five or more strokes, while Zhang won 26 of those.

Now the 12th-seeded Gauff will move on to face No. 17 Caroline Garcia of France, who is playing as well as anyone at the moment, coming off a hard-court title at Cincinnati right before play began in New York.

Garcia eliminated No. 29 Alison Riske-Amritraj of the U.S. 6-4, 6-1 to, like, Gauff, earn her debut berth in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.

Indeed, none of the eight women in action Sunday had ever been past the fourth round at Flushing Meadows before; only two have ever been to the semifinals at any Grand Slam tournament: Gauff and No. 5 Ons Jabeur, once apiece.

Jabeur, who got to the final at Wimbledon in July, was scheduled to meet No. 18 Veronika Kudermetova at night.

That was to follow the most-anticipated men’s match of Day 7: defending champion and top-seeded Daniil Medvedev vs. Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios. When they met last month on a hard court at Montreal, it was Kyrgios who won.

Whoever emerged from that would be facing No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta or No. 27 Karen Khachanov in the quarterfinals.

The other quarterfinal on the top half of the men’s bracket will be 2022 French Open runner-up Casper Ruud against 2021 Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini.

No. 5 seed Ruud made it to his first U.S. Open quarterfinal – and stayed in the hunt to attain the No. 1 ranking by tournament’s end – with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-2 victory over Corentin Moutet at Ashe to begin the day.

“It has been a dream of mine to play on this court at least one time in my career,” Ruud said. “Now I have a win here as well, so I can tell my future kids and grandkids that I played here and that will be a fun story to tell. It was amazing.”

Berrettini, a 2019 semifinalist in New York, defeated Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 3-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.

“I’m really proud, because I didn’t start the match the way I wanted to,” said Berrettini, who pulled out of Wimbledon this year after testing positive for COVID-19. “I was down a set and a break. I found the right energy. I have to say I was a little bit tired in the fourth, and he was playing unbelievable tennis. I lost the fourth, and I was like, `OK, now I’m going to give everything.'”

Gauff kept creating opportunities with her best shot, a down-the-line backhand. That’s what forced the error by Zhang to hand over a break for a 6-5 lead for the American. It’s what produced a winner to close out the first set.

The whirring of the Ashe retractable roof being pulled shut accompanied the start of the second set because of showers that started soon after, and it took a while for the artificial lights to reach full strength. The match proceeded, even though it was rather dark – and quite humid – indoors.

“The first two games were tough,” Gauff said.

Zhang started getting a bit better of the back-and-forth midway through the second set, and when she hit a backhand winner of her own, she broke to lead 5-3.

The Grand Slam doubles champoin served to force a third set there, and was a point away from getting there, but Gauff steeled herself and stood her ground.

That set point was frittered away when Zhang sent a backhand long. Gauff then smacked – what else? – a down-the-line backhand winner for her third break point of that game, then delivered a good return to a corner that drew a long backhand to make it 5-4 and start a four-game, match-closing run.

(MEN’S TENNIS)

NEW YORK (AP) Nick Kyrgios sat in the Arthur Ashe Stadum locker room after ending Daniil Medvedev’s U.S. Open title defense and stay at No. 1 in the rankings and felt a mix of pride and relief.

Pride at the big-serving, solid-returning performance that resulted in a 7-6 (11), 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Medvedev on Sunday night, the latest in a series of career-altering results that carried Kyrgios to his first quarterfinal at Flushing Meadows on the heels of his run to his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.

Pride, he said, at lifting himself out of “some really tough situations, mentally” and “some really scary places” off the court, which he first revealed in February. Pride, he went on, at succceding in distancing himself from “feeling so depressed all the time, so feeling sorry for myself.”

And relief, Kyrgios explained as he fiddled with the gray Boston Celtics cap he was wearing to his post-match news conference, at being able to come through when the lights are the brightest and stakes the highest, “because there’s just so much pressure every time I go out on court, so much expectation, so much unpredictability of what I can do.”

The 23rd-seeded Kyrgios, a 27-year-old from Australia, never had managed to make it past the third round of the U.S. Open until now, going 0-4 at that stage in the past. He also never has managed to parlay his unquestioned skill into the terrific play with any semblance of the consistency he is displaying lately.

“I’m just glad I’m finally able to show New York my talent,” Kyrgios said after delivering 21 aces and employing his typical go-for-broke style against Medvedev. “I haven’t had too many great trips here.”

He reached his first Grand Slam semifinal, then first Grand Slam final, at the All England Club in July, before losing to Novak Djokovic in the title match. Then Kyrgios won his first ATP title in three years at Washington in August. He followed that up with a victory over Medvedev at a hard-court tournament in Montreal soon after. He leads the ATP Tour in match wins since June.

Medvedev likened the way Kyrgios played Sunday to the level regularly reached by Rafael Nadal, who owns 22 Grand Slam titles and plays his fourth-round match Monday against American Frances Tiafoe, and Djokovic, who has 21 majors but is not at the U.S. Open because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and so was not allowed to travel to the United States.

“Didn’t miss a lot. Didn’t really surprise me,” Medvedev said. “If he plays like this ’til end of the tournament, he has all the chances to win it.”

Wouldn’t that be something?

Kyrgios is still Kyrgios during the course of a match, and was again on this evening.

Unsure of the relevant rule, he lost a point by running around the net to hit a ball that was going to land way out, then celebrated what he thought was a terrific play by raising a finger to make an “I’m No. 1” gesture.

During his on-court interview, Kyrgios sheepishly told the crowd: “I still can’t believe the bonehead play I made over here. I thought it was legal. That’s going to be all over `SportsCenter,’ so I’m going to like an idiot.”

He yelled at his guest box. He argued with the chair umpire and drew a warning for cursing. He smacked a ball in anger that ricocheted off a blue wall behind a baseline, coming close to flying over and landing amid spectators.

Medvedev, meanwhile, had been playing well enough to win all nine sets he played in Week 1 and look ready to give himself a shot at becoming the first man to win consecutive trophies in New York since Roger Federer grabbed the last of his five in a row from 2004-08.

But the 26-year-old Russian said he was bothered by a sore throat and generally “felt a little bit sick,” which he attributed to too-powerful air conditioning in the U.S. that he finds “just crazy.”

Now Medvedev – whose victory over Djokovic in the 2021 U.S. Open final ended his bid for the first calendar-year Grand Slam in men’s tennis since 1969 – will relinquish the top ranking. Three players have a chance to replace him there: Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud.

“I feel like tonight was another message that rankings don’t matter,” said Kyrgios, who will meet No. 27 seed Karen Khachanov for a spot in the semifinals.

Kyrgios has said that had he won Wimbledon, he might not have shown up at the U.S. Open at all. If he managed to win a Grand Slam title, he figured, the motivation to earn one would dissipate.

Right before this tournament began, Kyrgios sat down with a small group of reporters and talked about missing home – his brother recently had a child; his mother was ill – and how much he can’t wait to return to Australia after months away. So his first-round match would be a “win-win,” he said: “If I win, it’s more money and another great result. If I lose, I get to go home.”

On Sunday night, Kyrgios was asked whether he still thought that way.

“Three more matches, potentially, then we never have to play tennis again,” came the reply.

And then Kyrgios smiled a wide smile.

(MEN’S GOLF)

Wilson wins Made in HimmerLand for 1st title in 8 years

FARSO, Denmark (AP) English golfer Oliver Wilson holed two birdie putts from around 65 feet on the back nine to win the Made in HimmerLand event and end a victory drought of almost eight years on Sunday.

Wilson, ranked No. 745, rolled in the long putts on No. 13 and then on No. 17 to take the outright lead. He held his nerve to par the last hole, hitting his drive off a small mound of turf instead of a tee, to close with a 4-under 67 and finish a shot ahead of Ewen Ferguson of Scotland.

Wilson had not recorded a top-10 finish on the European tour since a tie for fourth in the same event in 2019.

“Everything I’ve done to this point to rebuild my game, I knew I could do it. I was so calm there, I almost enjoyed the last hole. It’s pretty special,” Wilson said.

“I’m so proud of myself and I’ve got a great team around me. There’s been some dark times and they’ve all stuck with me so this is for them as well.”

(WOMEN’S GOLF)

Gaby Lopez birdies final 3 holes for 63 to win Dana Open

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) Gaby Lopez rallied from four shots behind Sunday and closed with three straight birdies for a 8-under 63 and a one-shot victory in the Dana Open.

Lopez finished her big run with a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th at Highland Meadow, setting off a series of fist pumps, knowing it would keep her one shot ahead of Megan Khang.

All that was left for the 28-year-old Mexican was to see if anyone could catch her.

No one came particularly close, and Lopez had her third career LPGA Tour victory, and her first since the Tournament of Champions to start the 2020 season.

“I knew I had to make it because Megan was going to make hers,” Lopez said. “I practice exactly for this moment. We got the job done.”

Khang, who shot 29 on the front on a rain-softened course, closed with a 64.

Lucy Li, the 19-year-old Californian who started the final round with a one-shot lead, struggled to make birdies. Her hopes effectively ended when she hit into a fairway bunker on the 16th hole, played well short of the green and missed a 5-foot par putt.

Li birdied the 18th hole for a 70 and tied for fourth. She already has her LPGA Tour card for next season through the Epson Tour. Li tied for ninth in Canada last week to get into the Dana Open, and now she is eligible to play the LPGA event in Cincinnati next week.

“Yesterday I was a little nervous on the first couple of holes. Today didn’t really feel nervous at all, so that was definitely good,” Li said. “There is lots of lessons to be learned, but today I hit it good and I just couldn’t get a lot of the putts to fall honestly.”

The start of the final round had a feel of a battle of prodigies – Lexi Thompson qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in 2007 when she was 12, and then Li broke her record in 2014 by qualifying at 11.

They were in the final group, along with Caroline Masson of Germany. In the end, none was really a factor.

Thompson has gone more than three years without winning and she didn’t make a birdie until the final hole. She closed with a 73 and tied for 16th, seven shots behind.

Li had one birdie and 14 pars as Lopez and Khang took over at Highland Meadow.

Masson was one shot behind Li at the start and was quickly forgotten when she opened with a double bogey and followed that with a bogey to fall four behind. In the end, Masson was the last one with a chance, though she would have needed an eagle-eagle finish on the two closing par 5s.

She birdied them both for a 68 to finish alone in third.

For Lopez, it was a matter of not trying to think too much about every shot, every result, and put her in a comfortable frame of mind on a wild day in which she had 10 players ahead of her at the start.

“This is going to sound crazy, but today felt more like a Friday round,” Lopez said. “Having that quiet is what we’re working on, and it has paid off.”

She was two shots behind and missed 6-foot birdie chances on the ninth and 11th and never lost focus on what she was trying to do.

“Doubts come into your mind,” Lopez said. “But my caddie said, `We jus keep doing what we’re doing. It’s definitely working, and we’re going to commit to that the last hole and see what happens.’

“If you keep it in the present, that’s when magic happens.”

TOP INDIANA RELEASES

(INDIANS BASEBALL)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Indianapolis Indians rode home runs from shortstop Hoy Park and left fielder Travis Swaggerty to a win over the Louisville Bats in the series finale at Slugger Field on Sunday night, 7-4. The win is the Indians’ fifth in a row in Louisville, and it pushed Indianapolis to a season-best seven games over .500.

After the Bats (52-77) jumped ahead with a first inning home run from third baseman Juniel Querecuto, Indians starter Jerad Eickhoff (W, 6-5) settled in. Across 5.0 innings of two-run ball, Eickhoff struck out two and didn’t walk anyone. By getting Louisville shortstop Matt Reynolds to fly out to left field as the second out of the third inning, Eickhoff became the first Indians pitcher to reach 100.0 IP this season.

The Indians (67-60) answered back and put Eickhoff in line for a win thanks to a three-run third inning, highlighted by a two-run single from Park on a line drive to right and an RBI single on a ground ball up the middle from center fielder Ji-hwan Bae. All nine hitters came to the plate in the third against Bats reliever Deck McGuire (L, 3-4).

In the fifth, Indianapolis added to their lead thanks to Swaggerty’s ninth home run of the season, a line drive shot that cleared the seats in straight-away right field. Park rode the offensive momentum an inning later with a two-run shot to the opposite field for his 10th blast of the season and his second in as many nights. With the homer, Park now has at least two hits in each of his last three games, going 8-for-13 with two doubles, two home runs, 6 RBI, and five runs scored in that span.

Louisville added one run in the fifth, sixth, and seventh, but the Indians put the game out of reach in the top of the ninth with an RBI double from right fielder Bligh Madris and a blooped RBI single into right from Swaggerty a hitter later. Swaggerty reached base safely in each of his five plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with a HR, 2 RBI, and a pair of walks.

With the win, the Indians are now 26-14 since the All-Star Break, which is good for the best record in the International League in that span.

The Indians now hit the road for Omaha, Nebraska for a seven-game series with the Royals-affiliated Storm Chasers. After the off day on Monday, first pitch on Tuesday night at Werner Park is scheduled for 7:35 PM ET. A starting pitcher has yet to be announced for either side.

(INDIANA MEN’S GOLF)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Indiana Hoosiers men’s golf team is tied for sixth with Kansas at the Fighting Irish Classic at the Warren Golf Course on Sunday. The Hoosiers shot a 554 (281-273; -6) through the first 36 holes of play.

Ninth-ranked Florida leads the tournament after shooting a 543 (270-273; -17), while No. 5 North Carolina shot a 545 (279-266; -15) and is in second heading into the final day of action.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Fighting Irish Classic • South Bend, Ind.

Warren Golf Course

Par 70 • 7023 yards

Live Scoring via GolfStat

Team Standings: t-6th/15 – 554 (281-273; -6)

Top Indiana Player: Mitch Davis – 137 (69-71; -2) and Noah Gillard – 137 (71-66; -3)

CHIP-INS

• Indiana is tied in the team standings with No. 29 Kansas, while ranking ahead of No. 46 Michigan State (11th) and No. 48 Utah (14th) among teams in the field inside the top-50 of the latest GolfStat rankings.

• Fifth-year senior Mitch Davis is tied for the team lead at 137 (-3). He recorded four-straight birdies from the second tee to the fifth green in his first round of 71 (+1). Davis shot a 66 (-4) in the second round, which included four-straight birdies for the second-straight round. He carded 11 total birdies on Sunday.

• Senior Noah Gillard (137; -3) matched the scorecard of Davis. He knocked in three birdies in the first round of play and turned in a score of 71 (+1). Gillard played a bogey-free round of golf over the second 18 with four birdies for a final tally of 66 (-4).

• Junior Drew Salyers completed the first day one stroke behind Davis and Gillard at 138 ( -2). He shot a team-best 67 (-3) in the opening round with six birdies, including four on the front nine. His second round of 71 (+1) included a birdie on No. 17.

• Graduate transfer Thomas Hursey played a steady day of golf and finished at 142 (+2). The Ferris State transfer tapped in two birdies in his first round of 72 (2-over). Hursey put home three birdie tries during his second round 70 (E).

• Senior Eric Berggren rounded out the Hoosier lineup with a 150 (+10) through two rounds. Berggren carded a 2-over 72 with four birdies in the first round. His second 18 (78; +8) played three birdies.

HOOSIERS IN THE STANDINGS – TEAM

t-12. Mitch Davis – 137 (71-66; -3)

t-12. Noah Gillard – 137 (71-66; -3)

t-22. Drew Salyers – 138 (67-71; -2)

t-45. Thomas Hursey – 142 (72-70; +2)

t-74. Eric Berggren – 150 (72-78; +10)

UP NEXT

Indiana will be in the first group off the first tee and will be paired with Iowa State and Colorado in the final round on Monday. The first wave is scheduled for an 8 a.m. ET tee time.

(INDIANA FIELD HOCKEY)

BERKELEY, Calif. ––– Twice in three days the Indiana Field Hockey team found itself down late on the road against a California program. And just like Friday’s win at Stanford, the Hoosiers found a way to pull out a 3-2 overtime win.

With less than a minute to go in the overtime period, Cal committed a foul in the circle to give Indiana’s Anna Mozeleski a chance to win it via penalty stroke. The freshman did just that, sending it to the left side of the keeper, and securing a victory.

The Hoosiers are now 2-2 on the season, and winners of two games in a row.

KEY MOMENTS

• At the end of the first half, both sides were scoreless, with Indiana leading in shots taken, 2-1.

• California’s Hanna Winn and Sara Stone each scored a goal within the first five minutes of the second half to give Cal a 2-0 lead that would last through the entire third quarter.

• In the 48th minute, junior Jemima Cookson scored her first goal of the season to make it a 2-1 game, on an assist from redshirt junior Sydney Keld.

• In the 54th minute, with six minutes left of regulation, Cookson scored another goal to even the game at 2-2, courtesy of freshman Kai Snell’s assist.

• At the end of the fourth period, with 12 seconds to spare, Cal fired a shot but Keld made a key defensive save to keep the game tied and send it to overtime.

• In overtime, Mozeleski fired a shot past the keeper’s left side in the cage for the game-winning goal via penalty stroke.

NOTABLES

• The win over Cal marked Indiana’s first over the Golden Bears since 2014. It was also the first meeting between both programs since 2015.

• The game-winner from Mozeleski was her first career goal.

• The two goals from Cookson were her first two of the season, and her second and third of her career.

• Keld’s assist was her second of the season.

• The assist from Snell marked the first points of her career.

• Three of IU’s four games thus far have reached overtime.

• Senior midfielder Kennedy Reardon made her 39th consecutive start dating back to her sophomore year.

UP NEXT

• Indiana will look to make it three wins in a row and a sweep of the weekend with a game at UC-Davis tomorrow at noon EST.

(INDIANA WOMEN’S SOCCER)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana women’s soccer match against No. 16 Notre Dame, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Sept. 4, has been canceled.

The decision was made based on a combination of inclement weather and poor field conditions.

Both programs have agreed to leave the option for a rescheduled match later in the season.

The Hoosiers will return to competition at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Louisville.

(PURDUE WOMEN’S SOCCER)

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Purdue Soccer team earned a hard-fought, 2-1 victory at Kansas State on Sunday afternoon.

The Boilermakers (3-3-0) took a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute and extended the advantage to 2-0 in the 25th. They then withstood having to play the final 47 minutes with 10 players after a second yellow card was shown in the 43rd minute. Despite being down a starter on the back line for the entire second half, Purdue held the Wildcats (2-3-1) to one goal, in the 87th minute.

Sophomore goalkeeper Sara Kile had one of the best performances of her career, as she made a career-best 11 saves to nearly double her previous best of six. Her final save was stopping a penalty kick in the 80th minute that at the time kept K-State goalless. Kile’s 11 saves are tied for fourth-most in a single game in program history and the most since Jordan Ginther also had 11 in a 2016 contest against Rutgers.

Junior forward Zoie Allen scored her first goal of the season in the fifth minute, and sophomore forward Gracie Dunaway netted her Big Ten-leading fourth of the season in the 25th minute. It was Dunaway’s first career game-winning goal. Junior midfielder Emily Mathews, who assisted on Allen’s score, led the team with two shots.

Purdue was out-shot 19-7, and K-State had a 12-5 advantage in shots on goal. The Boilermakers registered eight corner kicks to Kansas State’s five. A total of five yellow cards were shown in the match.

The Boilermakers wasted no time finding the back of the net, as Allen scored at 4:57 to give the visitors a 1-0 lead. It came on a beautifully-placed cross from Mathews, who centered the ball to Allen for her to tap in from eight yards out.

Kile made her first save in the eighth minute, and Mathews followed less than two minutes later with a chance that was saved. Back-to-back saves for Kile followed in the 13th and 14th minutes. Freshman defender Riley Knudsen then had a header saved off a free kick 30 seconds later.

Two more Kile saves followed before Dunaway extended the Boilermaker advantage to 2-0 at 24:04. Fifth-year midfielder Sydney Duarte sent a long ball past the defense to Dunaway, who scored from just outside the 18-yard box.

Kile preserved the 2-0 game with another save in the 38th minute before a second yellow card was issued at 42:26 that forced Purdue to play the remainder of the game with 10 players. Kile closed the half with her seventh and final save of the opening 45 minutes.

K-State had 11 shots, seven on goal, while Purdue had five shots and four chances on target in the first half. All seven shots Kile faced were saved, as she eclipsed her previous career high of six saves in just 45 minutes.

The second half began with back-to-back saves by Kile in the first five minutes. Five minutes later, Kile’s 10th save of the day was possibly her biggest yet, as she stepped up to stop a breakaway chance.

That save ended up being one of the last chances for K-State in the game, as the defense prevented the home side from having many more good looks in the final third in the remaining 30 minutes of play.

Duarte had a great opportunity to make it 3-0 in the 66th minute, but Kansas State’s keeper made a leaping save to poke the ball up and over the crossbar.

Kile stopped a penalty kick for her 11th and final save at 79:05. After a foul was called just inside the 18-yard box, Kile made the save on the ensuing penalty, and the defense cleared away the rebound.

After more than 42 minutes with an extra player, Kansas State found the back of the net at 86:15 on a goal by Kyler Goins. The unassisted score made it 2-1, but that’s as close as K-State got in the contest.

The visitors were out-shot 8-2 in the final 45 minutes and the Wildcats had a 5-1 advantage in shots on goal. Purdue had three corner kicks to Kansas State’s two.

Up next, the Boilermakers return home to host in-state foe and No. 16-ranked Notre Dame on Thursday, September 8. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. ET at Folk Field, and admission is free for all fans to every regular-season home game in 2022.

(IUPUI MEN’S SOCCER)

INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI men’s soccer team played Western Illinois to an unfathomable 3-3 draw at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on Sunday (Sept. 4) as the two teams combined to tally three goals in the game’s final four minutes. IUPUI rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to pull even on a day in which they outshot the guests by a 20-8 margin.

IUPUI (1-1-2) got a result on a day in which it appeared left for dead on multiple occasions.

“It was absolutely an emotional roller coaster – it was craziness, it was entertaining,” van Druenen said. “At the same time, we put ourselves in a position we shouldn’t have put ourselves in, but we responded really well. The guys showed tremendous grit, heart and sweat and ability to go down 2-0, to get it to 2-2, then to concede right away and then straight up score to make it 3-3.

“It was a game that we really don’t want to be in too often.”

The Jaguars were seemingly dead in the water after conceding a second goal in the 66th minute, giving the Leathernecks a 2-0 lead. However, IUPUI came off the mat in the 73rd minute when Josemir Gomez tallied his third goal of the season, rocketing a shot off the underside of the crossbar off a feed from Logan Finnegan.

The IUPUI attack kept the pressure on, continually creating attempts, only to be stonewalled by WIU goalkeeper Alex Flowers on a number of occasions. With fouls and an assortment of players on each side fighting through cramps, the clock was seemingly frozen in time over the final five minutes as the game took a turn towards the absurd.

Freshman Brady Horn pulled IUPUI even in the 87th minute, heading a shot past Flowers from a tough angle on a restart. Junior Lukas Hackaa played the free kick into danger to Ethan Vermillion, who headed the ball out wide to Horn for his first career score.

Western Illinois (0-2-2) needed all of 33 seconds to retake the lead in the 88th minute when Xavier Brown angled a shot past IUPUI goalkeeper Bryson Najarian, quieting a raucous IUPUI contingent. The Jaguars followed suit with the day’s final score though, tallying 18 seconds later when Vermillion drove a shot from the right side that went through Flowers’ legs for his first collegiate score.

IUPUI continued to push the pace over the final minute and had shots from both Vermillion and Hackaa fly just off target in the game’s final 30 seconds.

Vermillion, who played just 38 minutes off the bench, was a constant thorn in WIU’s side, finishing with six shot attempts, putting three on frame. Gomez, who got off to a slow start on Sunday, closed with three shots, including two on target.

“I’m super proud and honestly, it’s not something that we knew we had,” van Druenen said of his team’s late scoring punch. “That’s a massive strength you can have as a squad and it was done with guys who came off the bench. The fact that we have that in the locker, it does prove that we can still get a result, even when we start off not the best.”

Najarian, making his IUPUI debut in goal, finished with a pair of saves.

IUPUI will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 10 when the Jaguars open Horizon League play at Wright State at 5:00 p.m. on ESPN+.

(BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler women’s soccer team controlled many aspects of the match against No. 22 Wisconsin on Sunday. The Bulldogs held the advantage in possession and led in overall shots, shots on goal, and corner kicks. The visiting Badgers (3-1-2), however, put two balls into the back of the net and stymied the (rv) Bulldogs (3-2) from doing the same. Butler had numerous quality opportunities, with several balls across the face of the Wisconsin goal, but the Badgers were able to get the touches and saves they needed to prevent the Bulldogs from finishing and, ultimately, held on for a 2-0 victory.

Key Moments

9′ | Wisconsin’s Maia Richters slots a ball into the left side of Butler’s box to Natalie Viggiano. Viggiano’s left-footed shot ricochets off the far post and into the net to put the Badgers up, 1-0.

25′ | A Butler foul inside the penalty area sets up an Emma Jaskaniec penalty kick to the back right corner of the net, giving Wisconsin a two-goal margin.

Butler Points Summary

GOALS: (none)

ASSISTS: (none)

Bulldog Bits

Butler outshot Wisconsin, 16-8, and put seven shots on goal, compared to five for the Badgers.

Wisconsin conceded nine corner kicks to the Bulldogs, while Butler allowed only two to the visitors.

Anna Pierce (3-2) made three saves in the match.

The five seniors honored during Senior Day recognition prior to the match were Aliya Diagne, Morgan Kloosterman, Gretchen Skoglund, Gabby Smith, and Katie Soderstrom.

(BALL STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER)

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State soccer team returned to the Briner Sports Complex on Sunday as Valparaiso came to town. Avery Fenchel powered the Cardinals over the Beacons with two goals in the BSU 3-0 win. 

The Cardinals picked up their first win of the season and improved to 1-3-2 on the season, while the Beacons fell to 1-3-2 on the year.

Valpo recorded the first shot of the match, but it was wide.

Fenchel recorded her second goal of the season in the 10th minute when she blasted a shot off the cross bar that bounced off the keepers back and into the goal.

Valpo recorded the next two shots on goal of the match in the 12th and 30th minutes, but Bethany Moser made the saves. Delaney Caldwell ended the half with a shot on goal. Ball State took a 1-0 lead into the half.

In the 47th minute, Fenchel made a great defensive play in the BSU attacking zone. She dribbled into the box and beat the keeper to the far post. She tallied her third goal of the season and extended the Cardinal lead to 2-0.

Emily Roper sent a well-placed ball towards the box for Caldwell in the 76th minute. Caldwell was able to beat the defender to the ball and ripped a shot by the keeper to the far post. Caldwell earned her first collegiate goal, while Roper picked up her first career point with the assist.

Moser finished the match with three saves and improved to 1-3-2 on the season. Her counterpart, Nikki Coryell, finished with three saves as well.

As a team, BSU put six shots on goal opposed to the three shots on goal by Valpo.

The Cardinals have a little over a week off before the next contest. Ball State makes the trip down I-69 for a meeting with Butler on Thursday, Sept. 15. First touch is scheduled for 7 p.m.

(BALL STATE FIELD HOCKEY)

MUNCIE, Ind. – Michaela Graney, Kerrianne McClay, Angel Nkosi and Fleur Knopert each scored a goal for the Cardinals as Ball State downed Big East foe Villanova by a score of 4-3, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season.

The Cardinals (2-1) turned in another dominating effort against the Wildcats (3-1) Sunday afternoon at the Briner Sports Complex both offensively and defensively. 

“Our main focus was to come out strong and play the entire 60 minutes,” Ball State head field hockey coach Caitlin Walsh said. “We did exactly that. It was such a great team win and it showed with 4 different goal scorers. I am extremely proud of our team’s performance today.”

 Graney scored first with just a little over one minute into the first quarter, with her goal assisted by Libby Kraus. Just four minutes later, Ball State’s McClay capitalized on the Cardinals’ first penalty corner and found the back of the cage off the assists from Kraus and Emma Hilton. 

With the score 2-0 in favor of Ball State, Nkosi scored unassisted at the 16:52 mark to put the Cardinals up by three. Shortly after, Villanova finally got on the board with just over 11 minutes remaining in the first half. 

The Wildcats struck again right before intermission, but the Cardinals still took a 3-2 lead with them into the locker room at the half. 

Ball State wasted no time at the start of the third period as Knopert scored her third goal of the season off the assist from Rachel Bohn to give the Cardinals a two-goal lead over the Wildcats. 

Villanova scored one more time in the final period, but the Cardinals defense was unmatched the remainder of the contest. Despite the Wildcats efforts, Ball State was able to hold on to a 4-3 victory. 

Senior goalkeeper Ally Butler registered 13 saves off Villanova’s 23 shots to earn her first win of the season. 

The Ball State field hockey team continues non-conference action when it travels to Indiana (Sept. 9) and Saint Louis (Sept. 11) next weekend. The game against the Hoosiers begins at 3 pm ET while the contest versus the Billikens starts at 2 pm ET.

(NOTRE DAME VOLLEYBALL)

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Fighting Irish fell in three sets (21-25, 23-25, 23-25) to Long Beach State on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Notre Dame was led by Lucy Trump with 12 kills and 10 digs, followed by Avery Ross with seven kills. Phyona Schrader dished out 19 assists and Hattie Monson tallied 22 digs for the Irish.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Set One

The Irish and Beach played a close first set with neither team being able to pull away from the other. After being tied at 8-8, the Beach went on a four point run to take the lead 12-8. The Irish hung around, bringing it within one at 17-16. Long Beach State responded with another run to take the lead 21-16, but Notre Dame was relentless in their efforts. Kills from Phyona Schrader, Lucy Trump, and Lauren Tarnoff made it a two-point set at 22-20. The Beach extended the lead to 24-20 before Avery Ross sent home a kill to make it 24-21, but Long Beach went on to take set one 25-21.

Set Two

The Beach took an early 6-1 lead, but two kills a piece from Ross and Schrader allowed the Irish to close the gap to just one. Long Beach State responded with a 6-1 run to take the lead 12-6. The Irish and Beach swapped points until the 15-9 mark when Notre Dame went on a 4-0 run to bring it within two (15-13). A big-time kill from Trump brought it within one at 21-20, but the Beach responded with a kill of their own to make 22-20. Two errors from the Irish and two errors from Long Beach State made it 24-22 until Trump sent home another kill to bring it to 24-23. One more kill from the Beach gave them set two at 25-23.

Set Three

The Irish trailed at 14-8 in set three before going on a 5-1 run to close the gap to 15-13. The Irtish and Beach would swap points until the Beach extended their lead to 24-21. Similar to set two, the Irish would bring it to 24-23, but Long Beach State took home the third and final set.

UP NEXT

Next weekend, Notre Dame is back on the road as they travel to Norfolk, Virginia as they take on East Carolina, Old Dominion, and Navy.

(INDIANA STATE FOOTBALL)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Indiana State sophomore safety Rylan Cole (Defensive) and freshman placekicker Ryan O’Grady (Special Teams) took home Missouri Valley Football Conference Player of the Week honors following the Sycamores’ Week One win over North Alabama.

Cole took home the weekly recognition for the first time in his collegiate career following a dominant showing at home against the Lions. The McCordsville, Ind. native was all over the field on Thursday night against the Lions matching a career-high with eight tackles, while adding 2.5 tackles-for-loss, two interceptions, and two pass breakups.

His first interception set up the short field for Indiana State’s go-ahead touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, while he secured the final interception on the last play of the game on the desperation heave toward the end zone. He nearly added a third interception in the first half off a tipped ball. Cole’s 2.5 tackles-for-loss led the Sycamores to a Curt Mallory-era 15.0 tackle-for-loss game on the afternoon as the Sycamores limited the Lions to just eight total rushing yards.

O’Grady also took home the weekly honors following his first collegiate game. The Lockport, Ill. native was clutch in going a perfect 3-for-3 on his field goal attempts in Indiana State’s 17-14 win.

He connected on field goals from 22 and 26 yards in regulation, while his 25-yard attempt went down the middle in overtime to secure the win. O’Grady’s three-field goal day made him the first ISU placekicker to converted three attempts in a game since Jerry Nunez made a trio of field goals twice back in 2018.

The Week One Missouri Valley Football Conference players of the week included TB Jaleel McLaughlin of Youngstown State; LB Adam Bock of South Dakota State; S Ryan Cole of Indiana State; PK Ryan O’Grady of Indiana State; CB/RS Montrae Braswell of Missouri State; and WR Naseim Brantley of Western Illinois.

Up Next

Indiana State is back in action on Saturday, September 10, as the Sycamores travel to Ross-Ade Stadium for a 4 p.m. kickoff at Purdue University. The game is set to be carried live on the Big Ten Network.

(PURDUE FT. WAYNE MEN’S SOCCER)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne led 17-6 in total shots on Sunday (Sept. 4) at the Hefner Soccer Complex but ultimately fell 1-0 to Eastern Illinois.

The Mastodons also held a 7-3 edge in corner kicks which helped result in a 10-1 advantage in shots in the second half.

Purdue Fort Wayne’s Marco Valencia hit the crossbar in the 80th minute as the ‘Dons were looking to tie it up. It started a stretch of six shots in the final 10 minutes that never found the back of the net.

The only goal of the game came in the 15th minute. Julian Smith snuck it just inside the right post off a pass from Sam Eccles. EIU made it hold up.

Luke Benford finished with four shots for the ‘Dons.

Danny Salazar had one save as the ‘Dons surrendered only two shots on goal in the game.

EIU improves to 1-2-1. The Mastodons fall to 1-2-1. Purdue Fort Wayne opens league play on Saturday (Sept 10) at 1 p.m. against Oakland.

(PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S SOCCER)

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois defeated Purdue Fort Wayne 2-1 in a women’s soccer match which featured 10 combined shots on goal.

The Mastodons were the first on the board with a goal in the 14th minute. Mackenzie Evans delivered a strike from 20 yards into the upper corner of the goal. She now has a team-high four goals on the season.

SIU tied it in the 33rd minute when McKinley Stiff scored on a lofted ball from 25 yards out. It stayed 1-1 until after halftime. That is when SIU went up for good. Kaitlin DuCharme scored in the 58th minute.

Zoe Greenhalge finished with a team-high three shots for the ‘Dons.

The ‘Dons fall to 2-2-2. SIU improves to 2-0-0. The Mastodons return to action on Friday (Sept. 9) at Valparaiso.

(PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S GOLF)

KEWADIN, Mich. – Anna Olafsdottir led the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s golf squad on Sunday (Sept. 4) during the first day of the A-Ga-Ming Invitational, hosted by Central Michigan University.

Olafsdottir tied for 21st after day one, shooting a pair of 77s for 154. Arny Dagsdottir improved three strokes from round one to shoot 79-76-155. Laura Caetano turned in the Mastodons’ best single round of the day, shooting 83-75-158. Taylor Norman and Luiza Caetano tied for 37th. Normal shot 83-82-165. Caetano totaled 80-85-165.

A pair of Mastodons made their Purdue Fort Wayne debuts as individual participants. Carthage transfer Adrienne Rohwedder carded 83-76-159 for 30th. Freshman Natalie Papa shot a pair of 81s for 162, good to tie for 34th.

The ‘Dons own a 319-310-629 team score, holding sixth place. Host Central Michigan is the leader after day one. The event will conclude on Monday.

(EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S SOCCER)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Due to wet field conditions and the expectation for rain and thunderstorms most of the afternoon in the Evansville area, Sunday afternoon’s women’s soccer match between the University of Evansville and Northern Kentucky has been canceled.

On Saturday, the Evansville area received over three inches of rain in less than a two-hour period, to create an already wet situation.  Then, with thunderstorms already rolling into the area by 9 a.m. and the forecast calling for rain and thunderstorms off and on throughout the day, the decision was made to cancel the match.

Evansville (1-1-2 overall) will now embark on a four-match road trip beginning on Thursday, as the Purple Aces will travel to Cape Girardeau, Missouri to take on Southeast Missouri State.  Kick-off on Thursday is set for 6 p.m. and Thursday’s match can be seen live on ESPN+.

(VALPO FOOTBALL)

After lifting the Valparaiso University football team to a 20-17 victory over Indiana Wesleyan with a go-ahead, 50-yard field goal with 1:36 remaining on Saturday night at Brown Field, redshirt senior kicker Brian Bartholomew (Sugar Grove, Ill. / Kaneland) has been named the Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week.

The 50-yard field goal represented the longest of his collegiate career. That edged his previous personal best of 49 yards, which represented Valpo’s first points of an eventual 10-7 win at Drake during the Spring 2021 season. He became just the second Valpo player to hit a field goal from 50 yards out since 2003, joining Dimitrios Latsonas, who was good from 50 on Nov. 17, 2018.

Bartholomew was one of two players in the FCS nation with a 50-yard field goal in Week 1, joining Charleston Southern’s Sam Babbush in a tie for the longest field goal in the FCS nation to this point in the season. In the victory over Indiana Wesleyan, Bartholomew went 2-for-2 on field-goal tries, 2-for-2 on extra points and averaged 65.0 yards per kickoff including three touchbacks. He is up to 21 career made field goals and has a career field-goal percentage of 80.8 that ranks eighth among all active players in Division-I FCS.

This marks the second time in his collegiate career that Bartholomew was named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week, an honor that he previously received after breaking a single-game program record with eight made PATs in the Nov. 6, 2021 victory over Presbyterian. This represents the eighth time since the start of the Spring 2021 season that the Beacons have boasted the PFL Special Teams Player of the Week. 

(VALPO MEN’S GOLF)

There has been no shortage of excellent rounds throughout the storied Valparaiso University men’s golf career of Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine), but the three-time all-conference recipient delivered his best performance to date on the first day of competition during his senior season. He established a new career low in Round 2 to lead Valpo on Sunday at the Island Resort Intercollegiate, hosted by South Dakota State at the par-72, 7375-yard Sage Run Golf Club in Harris, Mich.

How It Happened

  • VanArragon carded an even par of 72 in the first round before going six strokes under with a new personal best of 66 in Round 2. He finished the day at 138 and sits tied for second on the player leaderboard entering Monday’s third and final round. VanArragon is tied with South Dakota State’s Matthew Schaefer and is one stroke in back of Toledo’s NJ Botha for individual medalist honors in an 81-player field.
  • Two Beacons finished the first day of action in the top 10 as reigning Missouri Valley Conference champion Anthony Delisanti (Sanborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) started his sophomore campaign with a 142 through 36 holes. He posted a 73 (+1) in Round 1 before trimming four strokes off that score with a 69 (-3) in the afternoon session. Delisanti is tied for ninth.
  • Fifth-year senior Yianni Kostouros (Crown Point, Ind. / Crown Point [Ball State]) finished the first day of the fall season at 145 (75-70), tied for 18th on the player leaderboard, giving the Beacons three players in the top 20.
  • As a team, Valpo is seventh of 13 with 18 holes remaining. The team score of 301 in the first round was improved to 282 in the second round as the squad finished the day with a 36-hole stroke count of 583. Toledo (567, -9) is atop the team leaderboard.

Inside the Rounds

  • VanArragon’s previous 18-hole low of 67 came on Sept. 27, 2021 at the Zach Johnson Invitational.
  • The Valpo standout’s 66 in Sunday’s second round ranks tied for fifth in modern program history. He was one stroke away from tying the modern program record of 65, which is shared by four individuals. In terms of 18-hole score in relation to par, VanArragon’s minus-six ranks tied for third in the program record book, one stroke behind the top spot.
  • Delisanti turned in an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole in Round 1.
  • VanArragon ranks tied for first in the tournament in par-4 scoring average at 3.85, while Delisanti is tied for second on par-5 holes at 4.25.
  • Valpo’s top birdie production came from VanArragon with nine, while Delisanti added seven and Kostouros had six.

Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring

“With this being our first tournament of the season, there was certainly a level of anxiousness and excitement to get the season rolling. I didn’t feel the guys were tight to start the first round, but we struggled to get into a good rhythm. The skies were sunny, but the morning temps were starting in the low 50s and we had to make quick adjustments to weather that we have not seen in quite a while.”

“What I was most pleased with today was that every nine holes was an improvement over the previous. For the scores that counted, we were plus nine over on our first nine of the day and we worked our way back to playing the final nine holes five under. It was a grind to get the tournament started, but the guys steadily improved throughout the day and showed a lot of perseverance. We always talk about finishing a round strong, and the entire team stepped up to finish the 36-hole day with a lot of birdies.”

“Caleb, Anthony and Yianni played very steady for us all day. The three of them collectively got us to seven under for the first 36 holes and they made 22 birdies. Caleb was just superb and finished his round with four consecutive birdies and a final nine-hole score of five under. He couldn’t get the putts to drop after a lot of good shots in the first 27 holes, but he stuck to his plan. Some terrific ball-striking and solid putts gave him his best round as a Beacon.”

Up Next

The final 18 holes of the tournament will take place on Monday. A link to live scoring via GolfStat is available on ValpoAthletics.com. 

(EARLHAM FIELD HOCKEY)

FOND DU LAC, Wisc. – The Earlham College field hockey team concluded its weekend trip to Wisconsin with a 2-0 loss to Marian University on Sunday afternoon.

The Quakers return to Richmond with a record of 0-2 to begin the season.

The Sabres clocked a goal in the opening minute of play to take an early lead. They added a second goal off of a penalty corner in the second quarter.

Guin Schalck, who scored the lone goal of the weekend yesterday, and Regan Seeman both recorded two shots on goal in the contest.

Goalkeeper Rachel Alma registered nine saves in the loss.

The Quakers were outshot 17-6 and drew three penalty corners as opposed to 11 from the Sabres.

EC will be back in action on Saturday for the home opener against The College of Wooster. The start time is scheduled for noon in Darrell Beane Stadium.

(EARLHAM WOMEN’S GOLF)

GRANVILLE, Ohio – The Earlham College women’s golf team began its fall season over the weekend at the Lynn Schweizer Invitational hosted by Denison University over the weekend.

The Quakers sent two athletes to compete in the blustery conditions at the Denison Golf Club.

Makinzie Laughlin led the pair with a score of 102, while Mary Jo Easley followed with a 108. Originally scheduled for two rounds of competition, the tournament was shortened after inclement weather on Sunday morning. The Quakers finished in 80th and 82nd place respectively.

The next outing for EC will be in two weeks at the Forest Hills Fall Invitational in Richmond. The women’s team will be hosting the event along with the men’s squad.

(WABASH MEN’S SOCCER)

CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA — Wabash College held Mount St. Joseph scoreless and cruised to a 7-0 shutout victory Sunday at home at Fischer Field. The Little Giants honored their nine members of the senior class before the start of the match.

Wabash recognized seniors Michael Bertram, Eugene Bhattarai, Alexis Delgado, Jakob Faber, Austin Hughes, Coledon Johnson, Mitchell Keeling, Quinn Leous, and Peter McArdle for their four-year contributions to the program. The win boosted Wabash College’s record to 3-0 overall.

How it Happened

The Little Giants got on the scoreboard first on McArdle’s fifth-minute goal and led the rest of the game in the shutout. Caleb Castaño scored his second goal of the season in the 22nd minute. Bruno Zamora provided his second assist of the contest on a goal by Alexis Delgado in the 23rd minute. Zamora combined with Jose Escalante for assists on Castaño’s earlier goal.

Wabash took advantage of two set pieces by scoring its fourth and fifth goals on corner kicks. Castaño connected with Andre Aguilera on a corner kick restart in the 32nd minute to put Wabash in front 4-0. Hugo Garcia gave Wabash a 5-0 lead by scoring his first goal of the season off a corner restart by Cameron McIntosh.

Angel Vazquez and Evan Miller scored second-half goals to make the final 7-0 score, giving the Little Giants their most goals in a game since a 7-0 win at MacMurray College in 2015.

Bertram scored his second victory of the season in goal for Wabash. He combined with Fernando Ramos, who played goalkeeper in the final 45 minutes of the second half, for the shutout victory.

Game Notes

Wabash College recorded 13 shots on goal

The seven-goal effort tied for the fourth-most goals in a single game by Wabash

Alexis Delgado and Caleb Castaño both scored a goal and an assist in the match

Bruno Zamora recorded two assists for the Little Giants.

Wabash scored a total of 14 goals in three matches with wins over Franklin (3-1), Olivet (4-0), and Mount St. Joseph (7-0) since the season-opener against Franklin on Thursday

Michael Bertram and Fernando Ramos combined in goal for the second consecutive shutout for Wabash

(FRANKLIN WOMEN’S SOCCER)

BEREA, Ky. – A big second half in the attack zone led to the first win of the year for the Franklin women’s soccer team on Sunday (Sept. 4) afternoon.

Led by a five-point afternoon from senior forward Elaina Page, the Grizzlies (1-1) used a three-goal second half to push past the Mountaineers (0-2) for a 4-1 victory and earn the first win as FC head coach for Jen Jackson.

How it Happened

The Grizzlies used some savvy counter attacking for the game’s first goal. Coming off a 28th minute save from Makenna Mundy, Franklin stormed back down the field that ended when Lilly Haines stuck home the game’s first goal at the 29:48 minute.

Less than a minute into the second half, the Grizzlies doubled their lead when Page set up a streaking Abby Holmer for her first tally of the year and second of her career. But the Mountaineers would get on the board in the 53rd minute to slice the deficit in half and set up a frantic final half hour of play.

But no comeback was in the books for the home side as Mundy turned back both of the Berea attempts to tie the game. Page would cap the win with two goals less than a minute apart in the 86th and 87th minutes, respectively.

Inside the Box Score

-Shot attempts were 19-10 in Franklin’s favor with Page topping all players in shot attempts (five) and shots on target (four).

-Mundy was solid when called upon in net, making four critical saves to preserve her first career win in net.

Up Next

The Grizzlies are back at home on Wednesday (Sept. 7) night when they welcome in-state foe DePauw to Faught Stadium. Kick-off is set for 6:00 p.m.

(ROSE HULMAN MEN’S SOCCER)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Due to projected thunderstorms in today’s weather forecast, the NCAA Division III men’s soccer matchup between Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and No. 20 ranked Washington University in St. Louis has been postponed.

The teams will attempt to reschedule the match at a later date.

Rose-Hulman (1-0) returns to action with a road match at Wabash College on Wednesday at 5 pm.  The Fightin’ Engineers return home on Saturday Sept. 10 with a home contest against North Central College.

(BETHEL WOMEN’S TENNIS)

Winona Lake, Ind. — Women’s Tennis split the matches between Grace and Indiana Wesleyan to start the season 1-1.

BU 5, Grace 2

Doubles Matches:

1 Doubles: Lydia Ruegsegger/Kiersten Martin(GC) def. Elizaveta Mikhailova/Kyla Heckaman (BU) 7-6 (3)

2 Doubles: Anna Graves/Addy Jarvis (GC) def. Saige Rinkenberger/Fatima Calderone (BU) 6-3

3 Doubles: Hallie Mast/Gretchen Adams (GC) def. Layla Jojo/Moana Martins (BU) 6-4

Singles Matches:

1 Singles: Anna Graves (GC) def. Elizaveta Mikhailova (BU). 7-5, 6-3

2 Singles: Alexia Pena (BU) def. Lydia Ruegsegger (GC) 3-6, 4-6,10-6

3 Singles: Kyla Heckaman (BU) def. Kiersten Martin (GC) 7-5, 6-3

4 Singles: Fatima Calderone (BU) def Addy Jarvis (GC) 6-1, 6-1

5 Singles: Layla Jojo (BU) def. Hallie Mast (GC) 6-2, 6-1

6 Singles: Saige Rinkenberger (BU) def. Gretchen Adams (GC) 6-1, 6-0

Indiana Wesleyan 7, BU 0

Doubles Matches:

1 Doubles: France Antezana/Melanie Dveksler (IWU) vs. Elizaveta Mikhailova/Kyla Heckaman (BU) 6-3

2 Doubles: Breann Barger/Sofia Munoz (IWU) def. Saige Rinkenberger/Fatima Calderone (BU) 6-2

3 Doubles: Emily Connolly/Maria Way (IWU) def. Layla Jojo/Moana Martins (BU) 6-2

Singles Matches:

1 Singles: France Antezana (IWU) vs. Elizaveta Mikhailova (BU) 6-3, 6-0

2 Singles: Sofia Munoz(IWU) vs. Alexia Pena (BU) 6-0, 6-0

3 Singles: Melanie Dveksler (IWU) def. Kyla Heckaman (BU) 6-0, 6-0

4 Singles: Breann Barger (IWU) def. Fatima Calderone (BU) 6-0, 6-0

5 Singles: Ellie Snider (IWU) def. Layla Jojo (BU) 6-3, 6-0

6 Singles: Emily Connolly (IWU) def. Saige Rinkenberger (BU) 6-2, 6-1

NEXT TIME OUT

The Lady Pilots take on Marian and Huntington at Ward Baker Park for the first home matches of the season on Sept. 7th.

(DEPAUW FIELD HOCKEY)

Greencastle, Ind. – Notching its second home victory of the season, the DePauw Field Hockey team shutout Sewanee 4-0 to move to 2-0 for the season.

The DePauw Tigers’ first goal came late in the first quarter by Amy Apfelbaum, who gathered a pass from Tiala Ortega following a rebounded corner attempt. Senior Allison Quackenbush found the back of the cage in the second quarter after Apfelbaum fed her a pass across the striking circle.

Heading into the second half up 2-0, the Tigers continued to pressure the Sewanee Tigers leading to an unassisted goal by Marley Heitman just two minutes into the third quarter. Midway through the third quarter, Sewanee had a promising look at goal; however, the DePauw Tigers’ Charlotte Hood made a last-second defensive save to keep DePauw’s shutout alive.

The final goal of the afternoon came in the 56th minute of play when Lilly Harris found Heitman for her second goal of the day.

DePauw outshot Sewanee 20-2, with 13 shots on goal. The DePauw Tigers also led in corners, 14-0.

Sewanee’s Claire Damare finished the afternoon with nine saves.

The DePauw Tigers travel to Memphis, Tenn., to face Rhodes College on Sunday, September 11 at 1:30 pm.

(DEPAUW WOMEN’S GOLF)

Granville, Ohio – DePauw shot a 333 and finished eighth among 14 schools at the Lynn Schweizer Invitational hosted by Denison at the Denison Golf Club. The tournament was shortened from two rounds due to weather.

Ashley Long paced the Tigers with a 76 to finish in a tie for 11th, while Sydney Weiner ted for 48th with an 85. Kathleen Ameis and Lucy Trover each shot 86 to tie for 52nd with Cassie To rounding out the lineup in a tie for 64th after finishing with an 89. Playing as an individual, Hanako Goetz tied for 44th with an 84.

WashU was the team champion with a 297 and Sydney Kuo of the Bears was the medalist with a 69.

The Tigers return to action on Sept. 17-18 at the Illinois Wesleyan Fall Classic at Ironwood Golf Course in Normal, Ill.

(DEPAUW MEN’S GOLF)

Lexington, Ky. – DePauw shot a 904 (306-305-293) and finished 10th among 19 teams at the Transylvania Fall Invitational held at the University Club of Kentucky. Greensboro won with an 863 (296-296-281).

Manuel Loring tied for eighth after shooting a 216 (72-73-71), while Connor Polomsky tied for 45th at 229 (82-76-71). Jaxon Stutz finished with a 234 (80-80-74) followed by James Gilmore with a 235 (77-81-77) and Cooper Benedict at 236 (77-76-83).

Greensboro’s Andreas Huber was the medalist with a 210 (71-71-68).

The Tigers return to action on Sept. 18-19 at the Rhodes Fall Intercollegiate at Tunica National Golf Club in Tunica Resorts, Miss.

(HANOVER MEN’S SOCCER)

MADISON, Ind. – The no. 18 ranked Hanover men’s soccer team (2-0-0 overall) welcomed Berea on Saturday afternoon defeating the Mountaineers 3-2.

Hanover was led in the contest by senior Sean Fleming (Louisville, Ky.) who netted the game winning goal midway through the second frame.

The Blue and Red wasted little time finding the back of the net as sophomore Joao Lucas Domenici (Alphaville, Brazil) provided the first blow at the three minute mark, 1-0.

Hanover dealt its second goal of the afternoon at the 18:38 mark as senior Fernando Martin (Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil) connected with freshman Alex Farias (Louisville, Ky.) to push the difference to 2-0.

However, Berea broke through the Panthers defensive front with just under 10 minutes remaining in the opening frame to cut the difference to 2-1.

Berea tied the contest in the 65th minute as a deep ball over the Panther backline found the back of the net, 2-2.

The Panthers continued to surge as time winded down in the second half with Fleming leading the charge. The senior took a pass from junior Scott Zehnder (Louisville, Ky.) for the game winning goal.

Hanover returns to action Friday, Sept. 9 when they travel to Delaware, Ohio for the OWU Tournament. They will open play with Calvin at 5:00 PM.

(HANOVER MEN’S GOLF)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Hanover men’s golf team teed off the 2022-23 season with a trip to Transylvania, finishing 18th in the 19-team field.

Pacing the way for the Blue and Red was senior Dawson Long (Paoli, Ind.) who finished tied for 21st with a three round score of 221 strokes. He opened day one with a 72 before closing out the weekend with another round best of 72.

Teammate sophomore Bing Wilson (Muncie, Ind.) finished tied for 89th with a three round 249 strokes while junior Griffen Reynolds (Lanesville, Ind.) landed 90th with a three-round total of 251 strokes.

Rounding out the field for the Panthers were the duo of freshman Alex Wright (Charlestown, Ind.) and junior Chandler Cole (Madison, Ind.). Wright finished 91st while Cole finished 96th overall.

Hanover returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 11 when they host the Battle and Belterra.

(HANOVER FOOTBALL)

HANOVER, Ind. – In a tail of two days, the Hanover Panthers dropped a heartbreaker to non-conference foe Centre on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, 31-29.

Senior Matthew Weimer (Georgetown, Ind.) paced the Panther attack with 292-yards through the air and three touchdowns.

Defensively, junior Brody Luker (New Palestine, Ind.) led the panther effort with seven total tackles and three solo stops.

The Panthers opened the contest with the first touchdown of the afternoon as they took the opening kickoff 75-yards on four plays. Weimer piloted the offense as he connected with sophomore VJ Anthony (Louisville, Ky.) for a 64-yard strike that landed Hanover within the Centre 10-yard line. Sophomore Austin Oppel (Brandenburg, Ky.) handled the rest rushing seven yards for the score, 6-0.

Centre countered at the 8:54 mark in the first frame marching 56- yards on 10 plays to claim the 7-6 advantage.

With time running down in the first quarter, the Panther offense continued to fire on all cylinders as they were able to travel 32-yards on seven plays for their second strike of the afternoon. Weimer once again dealt the aerial strike as he connected with senior Hunter Eads (Batavia, Ohio) in the corner of the end zone for the 13-7 advantage.

The Colonels provided the final points of the opening stanza as they traveled 34-yards before being halted by the Panther defense. Centre settled for a field goal pulling within 13-10 at the break.

After a momentum changing weather delay in the third quarter that forced the contest to be postponed till Sunday the Colonels regrouped. Centre came back in a big way using a 21-point third quarter to surge ahead 24-13.

However, Hanover looked to respond as sophomore Yoann Kinanga (Jeffersonville, Ind.) capped a Panther 25-yard six play drive smashing home a 40-yard field goal to pull HC within 24-16.

Centre found the endzone one final time with 2:09 remaining in the third quarter putting the pressure on the Panthers.

Trailing 31-16, Weimer went to work finding Eads in the endzone just moments into the fourth frame to cut the difference to 31-23.

Hanover made only final push with under a minute to play traveling 62-yards on 13-plays for the touchdown. Weimer connected with sophomore Jalen Peck (Bloomington, Ind.) for a 13-yard completion that set the stage for a two-point conversion. However, the attempt fell unsuccessful as Centre was able to stand tall and secure the victory.

The Panthers return to action on Saturday, Sept. 10 when they travel to Adrian. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM.

(HUNTINGTON MEN’S GOLF)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Forester men’s golf team opened up their season with a strong showing at the O.C. Lou Collins Memorial Tour at Bedford Valley Country Club over the weekend. 

Behind Mitchell Wilson’s one-over par 73, HU found themselves in a three-way tie for second on Friday with a first-round score of 304. Saturday saw the Foresters post a 315 for a two-day total of 619 which landed them seventh place out of 15 teams.

Wilson ended up with a 153 to finish second for Dwyer’s crew, 19th overall, while Peyton Richmond, after carding a 78 on Friday, turned in a 73 on Saturday for a seven-over-par 151 good for 14th overall out of 84 golfers.

Colby Martin posted a 156 (77-79) for 27th place. Quin Edwards shot a 159 (76-83) while Carter Roseboom scored a 167 (83-84). Playing was an individual was Brenner Lampton who finished with a 158 (81-77).

“The guys played hard this weekend,” said Coach Connor Dwyer. “We had a great opening round and were in the tournament which has been awhile for HU golf. We fought on day two but struggled a little coming in.

“But I was happy with the guys and they liked the taste of being in the tournament with a chance to win. We will grow and develop from this and it will only make us better but all in in all, I’m extremely happy for the first tournament of the year.”

Next up for Dwyer and crew is Olivet Nazarene’s Bill Johnson Fall Invitational on September 16-17.

“SPORTS EXTRA”

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees8054.59745 – 2035 – 3436 – 2522 – 715 – 144 – 6W 1
Tampa Bay7458.561544 – 2430 – 3432 – 2614 – 1516 – 97 – 3L 1
Toronto7359.553638 – 2935 – 3027 – 2419 – 1515 – 146 – 4W 3
Baltimore7162.5348.539 – 2532 – 3727 – 2915 – 1519 – 107 – 3L 1
Boston6768.49613.535 – 3432 – 3418 – 3616 – 1425 – 87 – 3W 5
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Cleveland6864.51533 – 3035 – 3413 – 1631 – 2412 – 162 – 8L 5
Minnesota6864.51540 – 2928 – 3517 – 1331 – 2212 – 176 – 4W 1
Chi White Sox6767.500234 – 3633 – 3115 – 1731 – 2913 – 144 – 6L 1
Kansas City5580.40714.532 – 3723 – 4312 – 2026 – 2910 – 185 – 5W 2
Detroit5183.3811830 – 4021 – 439 – 2023 – 388 – 164 – 6L 2
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston8648.64243 – 2043 – 2810 – 1223 – 844 – 227 – 3W 1
Seattle7658.5671035 – 2841 – 3016 – 1716 – 735 – 289 – 1W 7
Texas5875.43627.528 – 3830 – 375 – 1817 – 1326 – 362 – 8L 8
LA Angels5876.4332829 – 3929 – 3711 – 2314 – 926 – 316 – 4L 1
Oakland5085.37036.522 – 4328 – 4213 – 2011 – 1822 – 364 – 6W 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets8550.63046 – 2339 – 2744 – 2115 – 519 – 146 – 4L 2
Atlanta8451.622147 – 2537 – 2635 – 2221 – 1218 – 127 – 3W 5
Philadelphia7361.54511.539 – 3034 – 3129 – 2720 – 1017 – 164 – 6L 3
Miami5578.4142926 – 3829 – 4025 – 3111 – 1512 – 211 – 9L 7
Washington4787.35137.522 – 4725 – 4011 – 4313 – 1615 – 186 – 4W 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
St. Louis7955.59045 – 2234 – 3314 – 1638 – 2017 – 98 – 2W 4
Milwaukee7063.5268.535 – 2635 – 3711 – 1335 – 3011 – 165 – 5L 1
Chi Cubs5678.4182328 – 3828 – 4013 – 929 – 348 – 212 – 8L 3
Cincinnati5379.4022529 – 3924 – 4012 – 2220 – 2810 – 225 – 5W 1
Pittsburgh4984.36829.526 – 3923 – 458 – 2023 – 3314 – 172 – 8L 4
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers9241.69247 – 1745 – 2419 – 1421 – 937 – 136 – 4W 2
San Diego7461.5481935 – 2839 – 3319 – 1519 – 1030 – 276 – 4L 2
San Francisco6468.48527.537 – 3227 – 3617 – 1317 – 1120 – 343 – 7W 3
Arizona6469.4812837 – 3427 – 3516 – 1516 – 1621 – 318 – 2W 1
Colorado5778.4223636 – 3221 – 4610 – 2412 – 1427 – 303 – 7L 1

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1908       Superbas southpaw Nap Rucker strikes out 14 Doves en route to tossing a no-hitter in the team’s 6-0 victory over Boston at Washington Park. The only runners to get on base off the talented left-handed redhead result from three Brooklyn errors.

1914       En route to tossing a 9-0 shutout against the Toronto Maple Leafs, 19-year-old Babe Ruth of the AAA Providence Grays hits the first home run in his professional career at Hanlan’s Point Stadium. Jerry Amernic, the author of Gift of the Bambino, promotes the Lake Ontario’s Toronto Islands site, near the city’s mainland, as a historical landmark.

1918       At Comiskey Park, Red Sox southpaw Babe Ruth the Red Sox six-hits the Cubs in the World Series’s opening game, 1-0. The Fall Classic game, which started earlier than usual due to World War I, is played at the White Sox home field rather than Weeghman Park (renamed Wrigley Field in 1926) due to the larger seating capacity.

1921       Walter Johnson, in an 11-inning complete-game losing effort against Philadelphia, fans seven A’s batters to surpass Cy Young’s major league mark of 2,803 career strikeouts. In 1927, the ‘Big Train’ will finish his 21-year tenure with the Senators with 3,509 punch outs, a record which will last for 62 seasons until Nolan Ryan surpasses the mark in 1983.

1921       Elmer Smith establishes a major league record, collecting seven straight extra-base hits over two days. The 28-year-old Indian outfielder from Sandusky (OH) bangs out four home runs and three doubles during the streak.

1935       Cardinal rookie center fielder Terry Moore has a perfect 6-for-6 day at the plate, collecting five singles and a double. The 23-year-old leadoff man has nearly a third of the Redbirds’ 19 hits in the team’s 15-3 rout against Boston at Sportsman’s Park.

1938       Dodger catcher Babe Phelps breaks a bone in his throwing hand for the third time this season. Although the injuries will limit his playing time to only 66 games and 208 at-bats this season, the southpaw-swinging backstop, who will hit .308, is selected to be a National League All-Star for the first of the three consecutive seasons he’ll play in the Midsummer Classic.

1954       Playing in the Class C Longhorn League, Joe Bauman of the Roswell Rockets hits three home runs to give him 72 for the season. Although the 32-year-old slugging minor league first baseman never made it to the majors, his home run total stood as a record in professional baseball until it was broken with 73 dingers by Giants outfielder Barry Bonds in 2001.

1954       Reds’ slugger Ted Kluszewski goes deep off Warren Spahn in an eventual 9-7 victory over the Braves in the nightcap of a twin bill. The homer, the first baseman’s 44th overall, is the 34th round-tripper he has hit at Crosley Field, making it the most ever hit in one season by a National Leaguer in the same ballpark until Sammy Sosa eclipses the mark in 1998 at Wrigley Field.

1954       Hank Aaron, batting .280 with 13 home runs and 69 RBIs, breaks his ankle sliding into third base in the eighth inning of the Braves’ 9-7 victory over the Redlegs at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field. Ironically, the 20-year-old rookie became a starting outfielder for the team when Bobby Thomson’s sustained a broken ankle in a spring training game in March.

1955       Dodger right-hander Don Newcombe hits his seventh homer of the season to set a National League record for a pitcher, breaking the previous mark of six shared by Hal Schumacher (Giants, 1934) and Jim Tobin (Braves, 1942). Additionally, Brooklyn’s 11-4 win over the Phillies in the Ebbets Field contest marks the second of three seasons Newk records 20 or more victories for the team in a season.

1959       In the third inning of the Senators’ 14-2 rout of Boston, Jim Lemon belts two home runs off Bill Monbouquette and Earl Wilson. The outfielder’s pair of round-trippers accounts for six of the ten runs scored in the frame.

1960       At the age of 41, Diomedes Olivo makes his major league debut, pitching in relief for the Pirates. The oldest rookie in National League history hurls two scoreless innings against Milwaukee at Forbes Field.

1969       Tom Seaver becomes the first pitcher in franchise history to win 20 games in one season when the Mets beat the Phillies at Shea Stadium, 5-1. ‘Tom Terrific,’ who will finish the season with a 25-7 record for the world champs, tosses a five-hit, complete game to reach the milestone.

1971       In his major league debut, J.R. Richard throws a complete game in the Astros’ 5-3 victory over the Giants at Candlestick Park. In his first major league appearance, the 21-year-old right-handed fireballer strikes out a major-league rookie record 15 batters.

1976       Reds’ infielder Joe Morgan becomes the first second baseman in 26 years to drive in 100 runs when his third-inning single off Dick Ruthven plates Pete Rose and Ken Griffey in the team’s 6-4 victory in Atlanta. The last second-sacker to reach the plateau was Bobby Doerr, who accomplished the feat in 1950 with the Red Sox.

1976       Phillies right-hander Larry Christenson’s two home runs prove to be the difference in his 3 – 1 victory over the Mets at Shea Stadium. New York starter Mickey Lolich, who gives both homers to the opposing pitcher, is tagged with the loss.

1977       The Indians’ first “I Hate the Yankees Hankee” promotion proves to be quite successful when the team sweeps a twin bill from Bronx Bombers, 4-3 and 5-4, in front of 28,184 enthusiastic patrons at Cleveland Stadium. The Tribe had lost their six games with New York this season.

1978       On a night the Dodgers and Angels are scheduled to play at home on the same date, which is a rare occurrence, each team has their game rained out, another oddity in Los Angeles. The next time both clubs experience washed outs in home contests on the same day in the City of Angels will take place late in the 1986 season

1979       Just one defeat shy of the American League record, A’s starting pitcher Matt Keough snaps his eighteen-game consecutive losing streak, including four losses at the end of last season. To avoid the dubious distinction, the 24-year-old right-hander tosses a 6-1 complete-game victory over the Brewers at the Oakland Coliseum.

1980       George Bamberger (235-180, .556) announces he will step down as the Brewers skipper after tomorrow’s game after spending 2+ seasons with Milwaukee. ‘Bambi,’ who will return in 1985 after a two-year stint with the Mets, is replaced in the dugout by Buck Rodgers.

1989       Deion Sanders, the fifth player selected overall in the 1989 NFL Draft, hits a home run as the Bronx Bombers rout the Mariners at the Kingdome, 12-2. Five days later, in his NFL debut with the Atlanta Falcons, the Yankee rookie returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown.

1995       When the game becomes official in the bottom of the fifth inning, Cal Ripken receives a standing ovation for over five minutes from the sellout crowd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards as he ties Yankee legend Lou Gehrig’s record of 2,130 consecutive games.

1998       Giant rookie Armando Rios hits home runs for his first two major league hits. Expos third baseman Shane Andrews accomplished the same feat on April 27 and 28 in 1995.

1998       Mark McGwire becomes the third and quickest player in major league history to hit 60 home runs in a season. ‘Big Mac’ accomplishes the feat in 141 games, compared to Babe Ruth (154) and Roger Maris (159).

1998       Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark, reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. The Giants outfielder’s five singles, two doubles, two homers, and six walks during the streak break Dodger Pedro Guerrero’s mark of 14, established in 1983.

1999       By hitting five home runs in a 9-7 victory over the Phillies, the Reds establish a major league record, homering 14 times in two games. Yesterday, Cincinnati set a National League record by hitting nine homers in their 22-3 rout of the Phillies.

1999       In the 6000th regular-season game in franchise history, the Mets score all their runs in the fifth inning to beat Colorado at Shea Stadium, 6-2. The victory brings New York’s overall record to 2826-3166 (.472) with eight ties, but the team falls just one game shy of breaking even in their last 1000 games.

2001       Curt Shilling tosses eight innings of five-hit ball at Pac Bell Park to beat San Francisco, 7-2. The 34-year-old right-hander, who attended high school in Arizona, becomes the first 20-game winner in the three-year history of the Diamondbacks.

2003       Mike Maroth becomes the first hurler since 1980 to lose 20 games in a season when the Tigers blow a 5-2 lead in an 8-6 Blue Jays victory at the Skydome. Former A’s pitcher Brian Kingman, who accomplished the infamous feat 23 years ago, is in the 19th row at the Skydome with a voodoo doll to remain the last 20-game loser.

2003       Todd Zeile extends his major league record when he homers for his eleventh team in the Expos’ 6-2 victory over Florida at Puerto Rico’s Hiram Bithorn stadium. The third baseman’s first round-tripper with the club is a three-run shot off Mark Redman that puts Montreal ahead in the bottom of the sixth inning, 3-1.

2006       In Pittsfield, a Park Square ceremony celebrates the anniversary of the signing of an ordinance that banned baseball from being played in the park. The 1791 bylaw, passed to protect the Massachusetts town’s new meeting house’s windows, is believed to be the earliest written reference to baseball.

2007       In a 10-2 rout of the Mariners at the Stadium, Alex Rodriguez becomes the fourth player in Yankees history to homer twice in one inning. Before the game, the limping third baseman had gone to a hospital to have his sore right ankle examined and needed to talk his way into the lineup upon returning to the ballpark.

2007       Reds’ infielder Brandon Phillips goes deep for the 28th time this season, surpassing Joe Morgan’s team record for home runs by a second baseman. The Big Red Machine’s second sacker hit 27 homers in 1976, the season the Hall of Famer won his second consecutive MVP award.

2007       Unknown at the time, Bob Sheppard works his last game at Yankee Stadium, a task he has performed over 4,500 times since becoming the team’s P.A. announcer in 1951. Longtime substitute Jim Hall and Paul Olden, who will fill the position when the team moves to the new ballpark, replace 96-year-old ‘Voice of God’.

2007       Due to his outstanding contribution rebuilding the historic fields of West Tampa Little League, Carl Crawford is named the Devil Rays recipient of the 2007 Roberto Clemente Award. The Tampa Bay outfielder is one of 30 Major League Club nominees for the national award presented by Chevrolet, given to the person who has outstanding skills as a ballplayer and has a passion for community involvement.

2007       Giants left fielder Barry Bonds homers for the last time in his career when he lines a Ubaldo Jimenez 99-mph fastball to left-center field in the team’s 5-3 victory over the Rockies at Coors Field. The 43-year-old All-Time home run leader ends his controversial 22-year tenure in the major leagues with 762 round-trippers, seven more than runner-up Hank Aaron.

2009       In the seventh inning of the Pirates’ 2-1 loss to St. Louis at PNC Park, Ross Ohlendorf strikes out the side on nine pitches, becoming only the 41st pitcher in major league history to accomplish the feat. The 27-year-old right-hander’s victims during his immaculate inning are Redbirds Kevin Greene, Julio Lugo, and Jason LaRue, all who are retired at first base after swinging at pitches in the dirt.

2010       Bill Mazeroski looks on as four Pirates teammates unveil a 14-foot, 2,000-pound statue commemorating his walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. The work includes an actual section of the left-center field wall, which the second baseman homered over at the 406 mark off Yankee hurler Ralph Terry in the Pirates’ 10-9 victory.

2010       Sixty-three-year-old Bill Lee allows only two runs and five hits in 5.1 innings in his start for Brockton against Worcester in a Can-Am League contest played at Campanelli Stadium. In his first game in pro ball since being released by the Expos in 1982, the former Red Sox southpaw, known as the Spaceman, becomes the oldest pitcher to earn a professional baseball victory when the Rox beat Tornadoes, 7-3.

2010       The game’s final out in the Twins’ 6-5 victory over the Rangers is the result of Alfonso Marquez’s interference call on third base coach Dave Anderson. The umpire rules the coach tapped hands with Michael Young before the runner stopped and scrambled back to the bag.

2011       Craig Counsell pinch hits a ninth-inning single against Houston reliever Enerio Del Rosario to snap an 0-for-45 hitless streak. The Brewers’ veteran infielder’s first hit since June 10 leaves him tied with Bill Bergen (1909) and Dave Campbell (1973) for the longest drought by a position player without a hit.

2014       In his first and only start of the season, Masahiro Yamamoto becomes Japan’s oldest winning pitcher when he tosses five scoreless innings in the Chunichi Dragons’ 6-0 victory over Hanshin at the Nagoya Dome. At the age of 49 years, 25 days, the southpaw screwballer surpasses the mark of Shinji Hamazak, who was credited with a win with Hankyu in 1950 when he was 48 years and four months old, but is 125 days younger than Jamie Moyer, the oldest professional player to win a game, accomplishing the feat with the Rockies in 2012.

2014       The Rangers, declining to comment on the nature of the matter, announce that Ron Washington has resigned as the team’s manager to attend a personal and off-field matter. The 62-year-old skipper, who will be replaced by Tim Bogar through the end of the season on an interim basis, ends his eight-season tenure with Texas with a 664-611 win-loss record, leading the club to three playoff appearances, and two trips to the World Series.

2015       Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon, extending his streak to 22 consecutive scoreless innings, shuts out Miami, 6-0. The 42-year-old Dominican hurler’s performance will be best remembered for his behind-the-back flip, throwing out Justin Bour in the sixth inning of the Marlins Park contest.

2019       After toiling in the minor and independent leagues for years, Brian Moran makes his big-league debut, appearing in relief in the fourth inning of the Marlins’ 10-7 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park. The 30-year-old southpaw, credited with the win, strikes out his brother, Colin, looking on a full-count slider, marking the first time since 1900 that a pitcher faces a sibling in his first appearance.

2020       In Anaheim, Mike Trout hits his 300th career home run in the Angels’ 10-9 win over Astros off Brandon Bielak. The Millville Meteor’s milestone round-tripper breaks the franchise’s all-time home run record, a mark previously established by Tim Salmon in 2006.

WORLD SERIES HISTORY-1977

New York Yankees (4) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (2)

After an embarrassing sweep by baseball’s newest dynasty, the Cincinnati Reds, the American League champion New York Yankees returned to the Fall Classic determined to make amends for the previous year’s disappointing finale. The bruised egos and mounting stress had taken its toll on the Yankees organization during the regular season as Billy Martin and Reggie Jackson erupted into a huge argument at Boston’s Fenway Park for what the manager termed as “lack of hustle”. The fight that followed in the dugout was caught on national-television cameras broadcasting the Saturday afternoon game and both men were blasted in the papers. Both managed to settle their differences, but the damage to their reputations had already been done. The Los Angeles Dodgers, guided by rookie Manager Tommy Lasorda, dethroned the defending champion Reds in the Natioanl League West and steamrolled over the Philadelphia Phillies in the Championship Series. Like the Yankees, Los Angeles featured a potent line-up that included Steve Garvey (thirty-three home runs), Reggie Smith (thirty-two), Ron Cey (thirty) and Dusty Baker (thirty) who set the record as the first ballclub to boast four players who hit thirty or more home runs in the same season.

As the West Coast and East Coast remained locked in a bitter 3-3 tie going into the twelfth inning of Game 1, Paul Blair checkmated the Dodgers with a clutch single that scored Willie Randolph for the opening victory. Los Angeles had revenge the following day after Cey, Smith and Steve Yeager all cracked early inning homers off Catfish Hunter. Burt Hooton faired much better on the mound and tossed a five hitter that evened the Series with a 6-1 triumph. However, New York would jump ahead to a three-game lead as the “Pinstripes” bested Tommy John for a 5-3 decision in the third outing and lefthander Ron Guidry added a 4-2 win in the fourth. Pitching remained a key factor in Game 5, as the hopes and dreams of the Dodger faithful were extended with a masterful, 10-4 complete game performance by Los Angeles ace Don Sutton. All contests up to this point would pale in comparison though to the legendary finale that was about to take place.

Game 6 was certainly the most memorable in the 1977 World Series thanks a spectacular performance at the plate by Reggie Jackson. The Yankees newest “Bomber” was making his eighteenth appearance and it proved to be his greatest as he became only the second player in history to smash three home runs in a single Series game (Babe Ruth did it in 1926 and 1928). In addition, the five home runs in one Series and four consecutive blasts over a two Series-game period was unprecedented.

As Thurman Munson stood on first, Jackson nailed Hooton on his first pitch sending the Yanks ahead with a 4-3 lead. Later in the fifth with two outs and Willie Randolph on first, Reggie launched another rocket off of Elias Sosa that landed in the right-field seats. Finally, he electrified the home team crowd of 56,407 by leading off the eighth with the historic blast into the center-field bleachers. “Mr. October” indeed. Riding on the five RBIs of their slugging champion, the Yanks showed a glimpse of what was “Yankee baseball” and held on for the 8-4 victory that earned their twenty-first World Series title. It was the first crown for the “Bronx Bombers” since 1962.

Jackson’s MVP performance against the Dodgers tallied a staggering .450 average with five home runs and eight runs batted in. His offense was the key to the Yankees win as their rotation (minus Torrez who finished 2-0, 2.50 ERA) lacked “the hustle” that Martin liked. Don Gullett and Hunter both went 0-1 and allowed a combined fourteen earned-runs in seventeen innings.

ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-1985

Once again, pitching was the determining factor in this game as the National League dominated on the mound. This time, LaMarr Hoyt, Nolan Ryan, Fernando Valenzuela, Jeff Reardon and Goose Gossage shut down the American League on five hits, one run and not a single extra-base hit.

What made this feat even more amazing was the American League’s line-up featured Rickey Henderson, Lou Whitaker, George Brett, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken, Alan Trammell, Wade Boggs, Dave Winfield, Jim Rice, Don Mattingly and Harold Baines.

“And don’t forget,” said National League manager Dick Williams, “we didn’t even use Dwight Gooden.” Amazingly, It was the National League’s thirty-sixth win and another embarrassing showing by the American League’s superstars.

FOOTBALL HISTORY

September 5, 1906 – The very first legal forward pass is thrown a regular season game in the history of American Football as St Louis University QB Bradbury Robinson tosses a touchdown strike to Jack Schnneider in a game at Waukesha, Wisconsin as St. Louis U. blanks the home town Carroll College team 22-0. This was monumental! Think about it this way, the rule to be able to legally throw a pass forward was just created in December 1905, BUT if the pass was incomplete on first or second down the offense was penalized 15 yards from where the ball was thrown. Can you imagine the risk associated with throwing a pass with a rule like that? One Smithsonianmag.com article claims that the passing rule of 1906 also included that if the ball hit the ground untouched that the defense would be awarded possession. Why would they make rules so anti-pass one might ask. The explanation is pretty clear that most of the traditional powers of the day including Yale and Army amongst many other thought that the rule of passing the ball made the game less manly, and would ruin the game. What it ended up doing after modifying the very hindering rules just discussed would make it the most exciting game ever created! And it all started with that first throw forward by Robinson.

September 5, 1988 – In the Canadian Football League, Hamilton player, Earl Winfield returns a punt for a 101 yard score, a kick-off 100 yards as well as catching a 58 yard pass!

September 5, 1994 – San Francisco 49ers wide out Jerry Rice becomes the NFL TD leader with 127, as he surpasses Jim Brown’s record by catching two TD passes, and runs another one in to boot taking the niners to a 44-14 win over the Raiders. In an unrelated but yet interesting fast forward tid bit, Rice would later play for the Raiders.

September 5, 2002 – The first time ever that the NFL season started on a Thursday night game when the 49ers defeated the NY Giants. There were pregame concerts and festivities to bring the season to an open in style.

HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY’S

September 5, 1873 – Dave Campbell was an end from Harvard University who played from 1898 through 1901. He was selected as a consensus All-American in 3 straight years 1899, 1900 and 1901. The 1901 team went undefeated and the captain that year, you guessed it was Dave Campbell. In 1958 he received the honor of being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame per the National Football Foundation.

September 5, 1909 – Harry Newman a University of Michigan halfback was also born on this day. The legendary rusher was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1975’s enshrinement ceremonies. In 1932 he was the recipient of the Douglas Fairbanks trophy as the Outstanding College Players of the Year according to the National Football Foundation. Very prestigious indeed as the Fairbanks Award was the predecessor of the Heisman Trophy which would come out a few years later. Newman played as a pro for the New York Giants from 1933 through 1935 and then went over to the Brooklyn/Rochester Tigers in the 1936 and 1937 seasons.

September 5, 1939 – Billy Kilmer was a former UCLA half back that in 1999 became inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame per the National Football Foundation. After college Kilmer had a productive 18 year career in the NFL at both halfback and quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins. In an interesting fact, Kilmer is linked to one of the more well-known plays in pro football history as in 1964 as a member of the Niners he fumbled and Viking’s defensive lineman Jim Marshall picked it up and ran 66 yards to the wrong endzone, in what ended up being the longest safety scored in history.

September 5, 1946 – Jerry LeVias was a former SMU wide receiver who made it into the hallowed halls of the College Football hall of Fame in 2003 according to his bio on the National Football Foundation website. Mr. LeVias was the second African-American player to play and the first African-American on scholarship in the Southwest Conference. He went into the pro game with the AFL’s Houston Oilers and San Diego Chargers.

NUMBERS IN SPORTS

17 – 36 – 5 – 16 – 50 – 25 – 1 – 80 – 32 – 8 – 4

September 5, 1906 – Many claim it was the first legal forward pass in American football history. St. Louis University quarterback Bradbury Robinson threw his legal forward toss for a TD to Jack Schneider at Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin. St. Louis used the points from possibly the first touchdown pass in history to win by the score of, 22-0.

September 5, 1908 – Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Nap Rucker no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 at Washington Park, Brooklyn

September 5, 1921 – Walter Johnson set an MLB strikeout mark at 2,287

September 5, 1946 – Joe Garagiola, wearing Number 17 for the Cardinals, played in his 1st major league baseball game, in his hometown of St. Louis; 2 RBI’s in Cardinals’ win over Chicago Cubs

September 5, 1955 – LA Dodger Number 36, Don Newcombe hits NL pitcher record 7th HR of season

September 5, 1960 – Indy Driver A. J. Foyt, in the Number 5 car wins the first of 67 Indy car victories at Du Quoin, Illinois. State Fairgrounds

September 5, 1962 – Cubs Ken Hubbs, Number 16 sets 2nd base record for consecutive errorless games at 78 & consecutive errorless chances (418), he errors in the 4th. Full of promise and potential, Hubbs was the victim of one of the most tragic stories in baseball history when sure-handed second baseman at the age of just 22, he died in a plane crash in 1964.

September 5, 1971 – Houston Astros pitcher J. R. Richard, Number 50 debut, struck out 15 Giants in a 5-3 win

September 5, 1971 – New York Mets Don Hahn, Number 25 hit his first inside the park homer against the Phillies at Philadelphia’s Vet Stadium

September 5, 1988 – The CFL’s Earl Winfield, Number 1 of the Hamilton Tigre-Cats scored some long touchdowns. One was on a 101-yd punt return the others were 100-yd kickoff return and 58-yd pass reception.

September 5, 1994 – San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice, Number 80 catches 2 touchdown passes and runs for another score in 49ers’ 44-14 rout of the Raiders; surpassed legendary Cleveland Number 32 Jim Brown as NFL’s career TD leader with 127

September 5, 1995 – Cal Ripken Jr. Number 8 tied Lou Gehrig’s (Number 4) record of playing in 2,130 straight games

TV MONDAY

COLLEGE FOOTBALLTIME ETTV
Clemson at Georgia Tech8:00pmESPN
MLBTIME ETTV
NY Mets at Pittsburgh12:35pmESPN+
SNY
ATTSN-PIT
Minnesota at NY Yankees1:05pmMLBN
Bally Sports
YES
Toronto at Baltimore1:05pmMLBN
Sportsnet
MASN/2
Boston at Tampa Bay4:10pmMLBN
NESN
Bally Sports
Milwaukee at Colorado4:10pmBally Sports
ATTSN-RM
Washington at St. Louis4:15pmMLBN
MASN/2
Bally Sports
Toronto at Baltimore4:40pmSportsnet
MASN/2
Arizona at San Diego6:40pmBally Sports
Chi. White Sox at Seattle6:40pmNBCS-CHI
Root Sports
Texas at Houston7:10pmATTSN-SW
Bally Sports
Cleveland at Kansas City8:10pmMLBN
Bally Sports
Detroit at LA Angels9:38pmBally Sports
San Francisco at LA Dodgers10:10pmMLBN
NBCS-BAY
Sportsnet
SOCCERTIME ETTV
Serie A: Salernitana vs Empoli12:30pmParamount+
Serie A: Monza vs Atalanta12:30pmParamount+
Serie A: Torino vs Lecce2:45pmParamount+
La Liga: Real Valladolid vs Almería3:00pmESPN+
Argentina Primera División: Defensa y Justicia vs San Lorenzo6:00pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Godoy Cruz vs Arsenal6:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Santos vs Goiás7:00pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Atlético Tucumán vs Banfield8:30pmParamount+
TENNISTIME ETTV
US Open11:00amESPN2
US Open7:00pmESPN

TV TUESDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
NY Mets at Pittsburgh6:35pmSNY
ATTSN-PIT
Boston at Tampa Bay6:40pmMLBN
NESN
Bally Sports
Miami at Philadelphia6:45pmNBCS-PHI
Bally Sports
Minnesota at NY Yankees7:05pmTBS
Bally Sports
YES
Toronto at Baltimore7:05pmSportsnet
MASN/2
Cincinnati at Chi. Cubs7:40pmBally Sports
MARQ
Washington at St. Louis7:45pmMASN/2
Bally Sports
Texas at Houston8:10pmATTSN-SW
Bally Sports
Cleveland at Kansas City8:10pmBally Sports
Milwaukee at Colorado8:40pmBally Sports
ATTSN-RM
Detroit at LA Angels9:38pmBally Sports
Arizona at San Diego9:40pmBally Sports
Chi. White Sox at Seattle9:40pmMLBN
NBCS-CHI
Root Sports
San Francisco at LA Dodgers10:10pmMLBN
NBCS-BAY
Sportsnet
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UFIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying: Norway vs Albania12:30pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Dinamo Zagreb vs Chelsea12:45pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Borussia Dortmund vs København12:45pmParamount+
UFIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying: England vs Luxembourg2:30pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: PSG vs Juventus3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Sevilla vs Manchester City3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Celtic vs Real Madrid3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Salzburg vs Milan3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Benfica vs Maccabi Haifa3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: RB Leipzig vs Shakhtar Donetsk3:00pmParamount+
Women’s Friendly: USA vs Nigeria6:00pmESPN2
Liga MX: León vs Juárez8:00pmUniMas
Liga MX: Santos Laguna vs Necaxa8:05pmESPN+
Liga MX: Monterrey vs Cruz Azul10:05pmESPN+
Liga MX: América vs Atlético San Luis10:05pmESPN+
TENNISTIME ETTV
US Open12:00pmESPN
US Open7:00pmESPN
WNBATIME ETTV
Chicago at Connecticut8:00pmESPN2
Las Vegas at Seattle10:00pmESPN2