HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FRIDAY SCORES
ADAMS CENTRAL 42 GARRETT 8
ALEXANDRIA 49 WES-DEL 12
BATESVILLE 42 INDIAN CREEK 28
BEN DAVIS 49 CINCINNATI MOELLER (OHIO) 28
BENTON CENTRAL 21 DELPHI 12
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 34 MOORESVILLE 29
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 45 COLUMBUS EAST 10
BLUFFTON 47 NORTHFIELD 6
BOONVILLE 26 PAOLI 16
BROWNSBURG 51 FORT WAYNE DWENGER 7
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 42 CORYDON CENTRAL 6
CALUMET CHRISTIAN 41 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 8
CARMEL 14 HOMESTEAD 7
CARROLL (FLORA) 59 NORTH NEWTON 0
CENTERVILLE 68 CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN 8
CHARLESTOWN 28 SILVER CREEK 13
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL 28 NOBLESVILLE HOMESCHOOL 8
CLINTON PRAIRIE 48 FRONTIER 18
COLUMBIA CITY 49 CHURUBUSCO 8
CONCORD 16 ELKHART 6
CONNERSVILLE 19 RICHMOND 13
COVINGTON 34 TRI-COUNTY 14
CROWN POINT 42 LOWELL 7
CULVER ACADEMY 21 SOUTH BEND ADAMS 14
DANVILLE 21 GREENCASTLE 14
DEKALB 20 ANGOLA 14
DECATUR CENTRAL 18 COLUMBUS NORTH 14
DELTA 35 MUNCIE CENTRAL 14
EAST CENTRAL 42 LAWRENCEBURG 7
EAST NOBLE 45 FORT WAYNE LUERS 7
EASTBROOK 27 HUNTINGTON NORTH 24
EASTERN HANCOCK 36 FRANKTON 15
EASTSIDE 30 WOODLAN 20
EDGEWOOD 41 MITCHELL 27
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 35 EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 12
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 30 JASPER 13
EVANSVILLE NORTH 21 CASTLE 14
EVANSVILLE REITZ 45 EVANSVILLE HARRISON 0
FAIRFIELD 29 GOSHEN 6
FINNEYTOWN (OHIO) 28 ATTICA 0
FISHERS 44 NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) 0
FOREST PARK 35 PRINCETON 0
FORT WAYNE SNIDER 42 WARREN CENTRAL 20
FORT WAYNE WAYNE 35 INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS 12
FRANKFORT 44 CLINTON CENTRAL 20
FRANKLIN CENTRAL 29 PERRY MERIDIAN 12
FRANKLIN 42 NEW ALBANY 3
GREENFIELD-CENTRAL 49 MADISON 0
GREENWOOD 51 SEYMOUR 49
GUERIN CATHOLIC 18 MCCUTCHEON 10
HAGERSTOWN 51 KNIGHTSTOWN 20
HAMILTON HEIGHTS 26 LAPEL 14
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 28 CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) 14
HAMMOND CENTRAL 29 SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON 12
HAMMOND MORTON 32 PORTAGE 23
HAMMOND NOLL 30 SOUTH BEND CLAY 18
HANOVER CENTRAL 40 WHEELER 17
HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) 42 WEST LAFAYETTE 6
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 47 CRAWFORDSVILLE 12
HERITAGE HILLS 45 SOUTHRIDGE 13
HERITAGE 34 BELLMONT 0
HIGHLAND 27 GRIFFITH 23
HOBART 16 CHESTERTON 13
INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL 55 LAFAYETTE JEFF 14
INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD 49 BREBEUF JESUIT 23
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 50 BEECH GROVE 0
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI 43 SOUTHPORT 20
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA 48 FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 20
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE 27 PURDUE POLYTECHNIC 21 OT
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY 12 EDINBURGH 7
JAY COUNTY 47 BLACKFORD 7
JENNINGS COUNTY 41 SOUTH DEARBORN 25
JOHN GLENN 43 BOONE GROVE 26
KNOX 42 WINAMAC 0
KOKOMO 16 LEO 14
LAPORTE 20 NEW PRAIRIE 18
LAVILLE 17 BREMEN 10
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 35 SEEGER 8
LAKE CENTRAL 46 MUNSTER 14
LAKELAND 33 SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 28
LAWRENCE CENTRAL 54 INDIANAPOLIS TECH 0
LAWRENCE NORTH 24 AVON 17
LINTON-STOCKTON 39 PARKE HERITAGE 0
LOUISVILLE ST. XAVIER (KY.) 52 FLOYD CENTRAL 13
MACONAQUAH 40 SOUTHWOOD 27
MADISON-GRANT 58 TRI-CENTRAL 27
MANCHESTER 34 NORTH MIAMI 24
MARION 22 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 17
MARTINSVILLE 23 BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 19
MERRILLVILLE 40 ANDREAN 13
MILAN 27 RUSHVILLE 20
MISHAWAKA 44 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 12
MISSISSINEWA 23 NORWELL 21
MONROVIA 50 INDIANAPOLIS RITTER 15
NEW CASTLE 26 FRANKLIN COUNTY 21
NEW HAVEN 42 FORT WAYNE NORTHROP 6
NEW LEBANON DIXIE (OHIO) 73 IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY 0
NOBLESVILLE 48 MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) 30
NORTH DAVIESS 34 WASHINGTON 18
NORTH DECATUR 41 SOUTH DECATUR 14
NORTH HARRISON 35 SALEM 7
NORTH JUDSON 47 CULVER 0
NORTH MONTGOMERY 40 NORTH PUTNAM 16
NORTH POSEY 49 MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) 21
NORTH VERMILLION 42 NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) 22
NORTHWOOD 42 JIMTOWN 22
NORTHEASTERN 61 UNION COUNTY 0
NORTHRIDGE 26 FORT WAYNE NORTH 13
NORTHVIEW 48 TERRE HAUTE NORTH 16
OAK HILL 34 EASTERN (GREENTOWN) 19
OWEN VALLEY 60 BROWN COUNTY 0
PARK TUDOR 65 GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN 6
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 15 LEBANON 0
PENN 38 VALPARAISO 21
PERU 42 LOGANSPORT 28
PIONEER 29 LEWIS CASS 22
PLAINFIELD 32 TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 13
PLYMOUTH 27 CALUMET 8
PROVIDENCE 56 INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON 6
RENSSELAER CENTRAL 28 KANKAKEE VALLEY 27
RIVER FOREST 42 EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL 0
RIVERTON PARKE 26 PIKE CENTRAL 0
ROCHESTER 56 WABASH 7
SCOTTSBURG 53 CLARKSVILLE 0
SHELBYVILLE 39 GREENSBURG 14
SHENANDOAH 28 FREMONT 7
SOUTH ADAMS 20 TIPTON 3
SOUTH BEND RILEY 48 GARY WEST 12
SOUTH NEWTON 46 LAKE STATION 0
SOUTH PUTNAM 69 CLOVERDALE 0
SOUTH SPENCER 41 TECUMSEH 13
SOUTH VERMILLION 49 WEST VIGO 13
SOUTHERN WELLS 29 ELWOOD 26
SPEEDWAY 33 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 21
SPRINGS VALLEY 20 EASTERN GREENE 14
SULLIVAN 34 NORTH KNOX 6
SWITZERLAND COUNTY 34 CRAWFORD COUNTY 0
TELL CITY 26 PERRY CENTRAL 20
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 23 WAWASEE 12
TRI-WEST 42 WESTERN 6
TRI 44 UNION CITY 13
TRITON CENTRAL 41 CASCADE 13
TRITON 30 SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) 6
TWIN LAKES 37 NORTHWESTERN 14
VINCENNES LINCOLN 49 EVANSVILLE BOSSE 30
WARSAW 17 MICHIGAN CITY 13
WEST CENTRAL 24 CASTON 12
WEST NOBLE 47 CENTRAL NOBLE 7
WEST WASHINGTON 27 EASTERN (PEKIN) 21
WESTERN BOONE 35 SHERIDAN 16
WESTFIELD 34 NEW PALESTINE 14
WHITELAND 52 JEFFERSONVILLE 20
WHITING 46 OSCEOLA GRACE 27
WHITKO 20 PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 0
WINCHESTER 42 MONROE CENTRAL 13
YORKTOWN 55 ANDERSON 6
ZIONSVILLE 24 PIKE 21
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
BORDEN 3 CROTHERSVILLE 0
DALEVILLE 3 COWAN 0
AUSTIN 3 MEDORA 1
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER
SHOALS 2 VINCENNES RIVET 1
OLDENBURG ACADEMY 2 JAC CEN DEL 0
INDIANA CHRISTIAN 3 TABERNACLE CHRISTIAN 1
CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4 LANESVILLE 0
MEADE COUNTY 8 CORYDON CENTRAL 0
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
CROWN POINT 3 WARSAW 0
NORTHRIDGE 0 LAKE CENTRAL 0
MORGAN TWP. 7 WESTVILLE 0
BELLMONT 1 SOUTH BEND ADAMS 1
CHESTERTON 4 MUNSTER 1
CARMEL 3 GUERIN CATHOLIC 2
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 2 EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 0
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
KANSAS CITY 4 CHICAGO CUBS 3
CINCINNATI 1 TORONTO 0
MILWAUKEE 9 TEXAS 8
MINNESOTA 5 PITTSBURGH 1
COLORADO 14 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1
DETROIT 4 CLEVELAND 2
BOSTON 8 NY YANKEES 3
CLEVELAND 4 DETROIT 1
SEATTLE 2 HOUSTON 0
TAMPA BAY 9 LA ANGELS 6 (10)
BALTIMORE 9 OAKLAND 4
WASHINGTON 8 PHILADELPHIA 7
ATLANTA 4 SAN FRANCISCO 0
NY METS 7 ST. LOUIS 1
SAN DIEGO 4 ARIZONA 0
MIAMI 11 LA DODGERS 3
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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
ST. PAUL 8 INDIANAPOLIS 5
FORT WAYNE 3 DAYTON 2
SOUTH BEND 6 W. MICHIGAN 5
DALLAS 95 CONNECTICUT 75
WASHINGTON 83 INDIANA 79
ATLANTA 78 CHICAGO 67
NEW YORK 85 PHOENIX 63
MINNESOTA 78 SEATTLE 70
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
BIG 10 WEEKLY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, AUG. 26
NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (DUBLIN, IRELAND) | 2:30 P.M. | NBC
MERCER VS. NORTH ALABAMA (MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
JACKSONVILLE STATE VS. UTEP | 5:30 P.M. | CBSSN
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. UMASS | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. OHIO | 7 P.M. | FS1
VANDERBILT VS. HAWAI’I | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
JACKSON STATE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE (ATLANTA, GEORGIA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
USC VS. SAN JOSE STATE | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
LOUISIANA TECH VS. FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
THURSDAY, AUG. 31
WAKE FOREST VS. ELON | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UCF VS. KENT STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
GEORGIA STATE VS. RHODE ISLAND | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN MICHIGAN VS. ST. FRANCIS (PA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN VS. NC STATE | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MINNESOTA VS. NEBRASKA | 8 P.M. | FOX
MISSOURI VS. SOUTH DAKOTA | 8 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
UTAH VS. FLORIDA | 8 P.M. | ESPN
TULSA VS. ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UAB VS. NORTH CAROLINA A&T | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE VS. SOUTHERN UTAH | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
FRIDAY, SEPT. 1
EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. HOWARD | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MICHIGAN STATE VS. CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | FS1
MIAMI (FLA.) VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH VS. LOUISVILLE (MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
KANSAS VS. MISSOURI STATE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
HAWAI’I VS. STANFORD | 11 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
IOWA VS. UTAH STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
KENTUCKY VS. BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LIBERTY VS. BOWLING GREEN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN VS. EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
PURDUE VS. FRESNO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SMU VS. LOUISIANA TECH | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
TENNESSEE VS. VIRGINIA (NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE) | 12 P.M. | ABC
TCU VS. COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
BOSTON COLLEGE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
OKLAHOMA VS. ARKANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. MERCER | 2 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
IOWA STATE VS. UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TEMPLE VS. AKRON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OHIO VS. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AIR FORCE VS. ROBERT MORRIS | 2 P.M. | ALTITUDE SPORTS
OREGON VS. PORTLAND STATE | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
INDIANA VS. OHIO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
AUBURN VS. UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
MARYLAND VS. TOWSON | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WISCONSIN VS. BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
WASHINGTON VS. BOISE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
NOTRE DAME VS. TENNESSEE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT VS. WOFFORD | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CINCINNATI VS. EASTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS VS. RICE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
APPALACHIAN STATE VS. GARDNER-WEBB | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS VS. WESTERN CAROLINA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
MISSISSIPPI STATE VS. SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS VS. CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE VS. COLGATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX
GEORGIA VS. UT MARTIN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
CHARLOTTE VS. SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS. MONMOUTH | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. THE CITADEL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON VS. BUCKNELL | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MARSHALL VS. ALBANY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL VS. MAINE | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
USC VS. NEVADA | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TEXAS A&M VS. NEW MEXICO | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UL MONROE VS. ARMY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
VANDERBILT VS. ALABAMA A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
COLORADO STATE VS. WASHINGTON STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
BAYLOR VS. TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON VS. UTSA | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS STATE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
OKLAHOMA STATE VS. CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN MISS VS. ALCORN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY VS. STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA VS. MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
ILLINOIS VS. TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
SOUTH CAROLINA VS. NORTH CAROLINA (CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
PENN STATE VS. WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
WYOMING VS. TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | CBS
LOUISIANA VS. NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA TECH VS. OLD DOMINION | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TULANE VS. SOUTH ALABAMA | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE VS. WESTERN ILLINOIS | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
UTEP VS. UIW | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BYU VS. SAM HOUSTON | 10:15 P.M. | FS1
UCLA VS. COASTAL CAROLINA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. IDAHO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
RUTGERS VS. NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | CBS
SAN JOSE STATE VS. OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
FLORIDA STATE VS. LSU (ORLANDO, FLORIDA) | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
MONDAY, SEPT. 4
DUKE VS. CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ESPN
NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
NY GIANTS 21 CAROLINA 19
CINCINNATI 13 ATLANTA 13
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
JACKSONVILLE AT DETROIT, 1:00
MIAMI AT HOUSTON, 4:00
BUFFALO AT PITTSBURGH, 6:30
CHICAGO AT INDIANAPOLIS, 7:00
TAMPA BAY AT N.Y. JETS, 7:30
KANSAS CITY AT ARIZONA, 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT GREEN BAY, 8:00
TENNESSEE AT MINNESOTA, 8:00
DENVER AT SAN FRANCISCO, 8:30
LAS VEGAS AT L.A. RAMS, 9:00
DALLAS AT SEATTLE, 10:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
NEW ORLEANS AT L.A. CHARGERS, 7:05
MONDAY, AUGUST 21
BALTIMORE AT WASHINGTON (ESPN), 8:00
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
PITTSBURGH AT ATLANTA, 7:30
INDIANAPOLIS AT PHILADELPHIA (PRIME VIDEO), 8:00
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
DETROIT AT CAROLINA (CBS), 8:00
NEW ENGLAND AT TENNESSEE, 8:15
L.A. CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO, 10:00
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
BUFFALO AT CHICAGO, 1:00
SEATTLE AT GREEN BAY, 1:00
CLEVELAND AT KANSAS CITY, 1:00
ARIZONA AT MINNESOTA, 1:00
N.Y. JETS AT N.Y. GIANTS, 6:00
CINCINNATI AT WASHINGTON, 6:05
MIAMI AT JACKSONVILLE, 7:00
BALTIMORE AT TAMPA BAY, 7:00
LAS VEGAS AT DALLAS, 8:00
L.A. RAMS AT DENVER, 9:00
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
HOUSTON AT NEW ORLEANS (FOX), 8:00
WEEK 1 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE
DETROIT LIONS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
TOP NATIONAL RELEASES/HEADLINES
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
MLB ROUNDUP: JULIO RODRIGUEZ STRIKES AGAIN FOR MARINERS
Julio Rodriguez homered during his third consecutive four-plus-hit game and rookie Bryce Miller pitched 6 1/3 sharp innings as the visiting Seattle Mariners topped the Houston Astros 2-0 on Friday.
After following a 4-for-6 performance on Wednesday with the first five-hit game of his career against the Kansas City Royals, Rodriguez finished 4-for-5 including his 21st home run, a 414-foot blast to left field leading off the third inning on Friday.
Rodriguez and the stellar pitching of Miller (8-4) were enough to carry the Mariners to their sixth victory in eight games against the Astros this season. Seattle improved to 4-1 in Houston despite going 0-for-17 with runners in scoring position on the night.
Astros rookie right-hander J.P. France (9-4) had his string of seven consecutive winning decisions snapped despite posting his 12th quality start. In six innings, he allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk with seven strikeouts.
Brewers 9, Rangers 8
Carlos Santana hit a three-run homer to help Milwaukee earn a win against Texas in the opener of a three-game series in Arlington, Texas.
William Contreras had three hits and three RBIs and Willy Adames and Brice Turang contributed three hits each for Milwaukee, which had lost three in a row. Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff allowed four runs and three hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking two.
Rangers starter Andrew Heaney had his second straight short outing, lasting just 3 2/3 innings. Nathaniel Lowe and Mitch Garver homered for Texas, which has lost two in a row after winning 12 of 14.
Royals 4, Cubs 3
Bobby Witt Jr. hit a go-ahead, two-run home run in the sixth inning, and visiting Kansas City took advantage of some shoddy Chicago defense for a one-run win.
With two hits Friday, Witt is batting .420 (34-for-81) with eight homers and 27 RBIs in his last 19 games for the Royals, who snapped a three-game skid with just their ninth win in the last 39 road contests.
Nico Hoerner and Jeimer Candelario each had an RBI single for Chicago, which stranded 10 men and fanned 13 times while losing for the fifth time in nine games amid its chase for a postseason berth.
Red Sox 8, Yankees 3
Rookie Masataka Yoshida hit a three-run homer four batters in, Brayan Bello pitched six effective innings and Boston extended host New York’s skid to six games.
The Red Sox beat the Yankees for the sixth time in seven meetings. Justin Turner hit singles in each of his first three at-bats, with two of the hits driving in runs. Rafael Devers also had two RBIs, one of which was a single to start Boston’s three-run second. Bello (9-7) allowed one run and six hits. He struck out four, walked one and beat the Yankees for the second time this season.
Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer in the eighth, after the Yankees got on the board for the first time in three games on DJ LeMahieu’s RBI groundout in the third. Jhony Brito (4-6) allowed seven runs (six earned) and nine hits in 2 1/3 innings.
Tigers 4, Guardians 2 (Game 1)
Detroit scored early and got six solid innings from left-hander Tarik Skubal and held off host Cleveland in the makeup of the game that was rained out on Thursday.
The Tigers sent seven men to the plate in the first inning, bringing across three runs against Cleveland right-hander Gavin Williams. Akil Baddoo homered on Williams’ second pitch of the game — a four-seam fastball in the middle of the zone — driving it 412 feet into over the wall in right-center field.
Skubal (3-2) worked six innings, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out seven. Williams (1-4) allowed three runs and six hits over five innings with two walks and four strikeouts.
Guardians 4, Tigers 1 (Game 2)
After being blanked for seven innings, Cleveland erupted for four runs in the eighth to take the second game against visiting Detroit.
The Tigers held a 1-0 lead until the eighth courtesy of a run in the top of the fourth due to some luck and the elements. Riley Greene reached on an infield single that caromed off the plate out of the reach of Guardians starting pitcher Xzavion Curry. He scored when Andy Ibanez’s fly ball was lost in the twilight sky and fell for a double.
In the eighth, Brayan Rocchio singled home the tying run, Will Brennan doubled in two more and Gabriel Arias brought home the fourth run with a single. Jose Cisnero (2-4) took the loss, while Enyel De Los Santos (5-2) got the win and Emmanuel Clase got his 33rd save, the 100th of his career.
Reds 1, Blue Jays 0
Christian Encarnacion-Strand drilled a hanging slider from Jordan Hicks into the upper deck in left with one out in the ninth to give Cincinnati a walk-off win over visiting Toronto.
Alexis Diaz (5-4) pitched a perfect ninth to earn the win, the Reds’ third in four games. Brett Kennedy gave Cincinnati five shutout innings as a spot starter, pitching out of trouble in the first three innings. Kennedy allowed just three hits, struck out two and walked one in his second spot start of the season.
The Blue Jays had runners in scoring position in each of the first three innings but went hitless in six chances. They lost for the fifth time in seven games.
Nationals 8, Phillies 7
CJ Abrams hit a three-run home run as host Washington matched Philadelphia with a big inning in the narrow win that opened a three-game series.
Both teams posted six runs in the fourth inning. Jake Alu had a pair of run-scoring singles for the Nationals, who have won six of their last seven games. Blake Rutherford had a two-run single. Jose Ferrer (3-0) was the winning pitcher with an inning of shutout relief, and Kyle Finnegan worked the ninth and notched his 20th save.
Kyle Schwarber homered twice for the Phillies, losers of four of their last five games. Philadelphia’s Jake Cave went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Schwarber’s solo homer to lead off the ninth marked his 32nd long ball of the season. Michael Lorenzen (7-8) gave up seven runs, six earned, on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings in his first start since no-hitting the Nationals on Aug. 9.
Braves 4, Giants 0
Spencer Strider allowed one hit and struck out 10 batters over seven scoreless innings and Michael Harris II had four hits to fuel host Atlanta to a victory over San Francisco.
Strider (14-4), who became the first 14-game winner in the majors, retired the first nine batters he faced. Harris scored on a double by Austin Riley in the second inning and collected his fourth hit with an RBI single in the sixth. Harris fell a homer shy of the cycle as the Braves recorded their third straight shutout and majors-best 14th of the season.
Giants bench coach Kai Correa ran the team while manager Gabe Kapler served a one-game suspension.
Twins 5, Pirates 1
Pablo Lopez threw six shutout innings en route to his fourth consecutive win and Michael A. Taylor homered to lead Minnesota past Pittsburgh in Minneapolis.
Lopez (9-6) allowed six hits and two walks and struck out seven while extending his scoreless innings streak to 19. Donovan Solano had two hits and an RBI for the Twins, who earned their fourth win in five games.
Bryan Reynolds went 3-for-5 with an RBI, Endy Rodriguez doubled among his three hits and Ji Hwan Bae also had two hits for Pittsburgh, which finished 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position.
Mets 7, Cardinals 1
Jeff McNeil hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to power New York past host St. Louis for its fifth win in six games.
Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-5 with a homer and two runs for the Mets, and Joey Lucchesi (2-0), in his first big league start since May 13, blanked the Cardinals on four hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings.
Richie Palacios hit an RBI double for the Cardinals, who left 10 runners on base while losing their third straight game. Starting pitcher Zack Thompson (2-5) allowed two runs on six hits in five innings. He struck out five batters and walked one.
Rockies 14, White Sox 1
Elias Diaz homered among his three hits, Ezequiel Tovar went deep and finished with two hits, and Colorado blew out Chicago in Denver.
Ryan McMahon hit a three-run homer and scored three runs, while Brendan Rodgers had two hits, two runs and two RBIs for Colorado.
Elvis Andrus homered and collected three of the White Sox’s four hits.
Padres 4, Diamondbacks 0
Ha-Seong Kim broke up a scoreless tie with a two-strike, two-run single through a drawn-in infield with one out in the eighth, and Fernando Tatis Jr. followed with a two-run home run as San Diego defeated visiting Arizona.
The Padres’ winning rally came off Miguel Castro (5-6) after Diamondbacks rookie Brandon Pfaadt held the Padres hitless for 6 1/3 innings before Juan Soto hit a line-drive double. Pfaadt tossed seven scoreless innings of one-hit ball.
San Diego starter Seth Lugo gave up five hits and three walks in six shutout innings, logging a career-high-tying nine strikeouts. Robert Suarez (2-2) was credited with the win after pitching a perfect eighth.
MLB RESCHEDULES 3 SUNDAY GAMES IN CALIFORNIA BECAUSE OF THE FORECAST FOR HURRICANE HILARY
NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball has rescheduled three Sunday games in California because of the forecast for Hurricane Hilary.
The changes were announced by MLB as Hurricane Hilary churned off Mexico’s Pacific coast Friday as a powerful Category 4 storm.
Each of the games – Arizona at San Diego, Tampa Bay at the Los Angeles Angels and Miami at the Los Angeles Dodgers – will now be played Saturday as part of split doubleheaders.
“I’m very grateful that they were proactive in the thought,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s certainly going to be an inconvenience for some people that had Sunday tickets, but to at least get ahead of it made sense to me. … This is crazy. A hurricane, Southern California, this is very unprecedented, clearly. I just want to make sure we get ahead of it, people get safe and it passes us by.”
The first game in San Diego begins at 12:10 p.m. local time, and the second is scheduled for 5:40 p.m. The opener at Angel Stadium starts at 1:07 p.m. local time, and the nightcap is scheduled for 6:07 p.m. The games at Dodger Stadium are scheduled for 12 p.m. and 6:10 p.m.
“I’ve lived here 52 years, I’ve never heard something like this,” Angels manager Phil Nevin said. “Part of me is like, ‘Wow.’ Part of you is excited to see what goes on with these things, but I’ll be honest, the more I read about and hear about it, I get a little bit nervous, too.”
Major League Soccer’s LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Football Club also rescheduled games. The Galaxy were scheduled to host Real Salt Lake on Sunday, but that matchup was pushed back to Oct. 14. LAFC’s game against Colorado was postponed from Sunday to Wednesday night at BMO Stadium.
Hilary grew in strength early Friday before losing some steam, with its maximum sustained winds clocked at 130 mph (215 kph) in the evening, after falling from 145 mph (230 kph). It was forecast to still be a hurricane when approaching Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Saturday night and a tropical storm when approaching Southern California on Sunday.
No tropical storm has made landfall in Southern California since Sept. 25, 1939, according to the National Weather Service.
“To be completely honest, I didn’t even know hurricanes were an option out here,” Tampa Bay pitcher Zach Eflin said. “I didn’t find that out until today. I just pray it will be a tropical storm by the time it hits the land here.”
The NFL has two exhibition games scheduled for this weekend at SoFi Stadium in Southern California. The Los Angeles Rams host the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night, and the Los Angeles Chargers face the New Orleans Saints on Sunday night.
There was no word from the league on the status of those two games.
RON RIVERA PICKS SAM HOWELL AS THE WASHINGTON COMMANDERS’ STARTING QUARTERBACK
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Coach Ron Rivera has named Sam Howell the Washington Commanders’ starting quarterback, making the North Carolina product the latest in a revolving door of players at the position for the organization in recent years.
Rivera announced the decision Friday morning before practice after deliberating with new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and quarterbacks coach Tavita Pritchard.
Howell, if he remains healthy until then, would become Washington’s seventh different season-opening starter in as many years.
“He’s basically met the challenge that we talked about, and that was seeing the growth and improvement from OTAs and minicamp,” Rivera said. “Then talked about going into training camp and continuing to grow and show us what he’s capable of.
“We’ve been very pleased with it to the point where I decided yesterday that we were going to name him the starter going into the regular season.”
Rivera and the Commanders planned to give Howell this opportunity after the 2022 fifth-round pick impressed in his NFL debut in Week 18 last season. Howell also went 9 of 12 for 77 yards and a touchdown in the exhibition opener last week at Cleveland and has showed progress over the course of training camp.
Howell’s play during the first of two joint practices with the Baltimore Ravens clinched the decision, Rivera said.
“He sees the field really well, and he’s going to give us chance to make opportunities on the perimeter,” top receiver Terry McLaurin said after that practice. “He’s been the same guy since we started camp, since he stepped in at the last game last year. He’s just really poised.”
Veteran Jacoby Brissett is set to back up Howell on Sept. 10 when Washington hosts Arizona – the first regular-season game since the new ownership group led by Josh Harris took over. The team signed Brissett this offseason to compete with Howell, who has been empowered since before spring workouts by Rivera by giving him the first-team snaps.
“I’m always confident in my abilities just to come out here and perform and do well for this football team,” Howell said. “Throughout camp, every single day I’ve gotten better and more comfortable, and I feel like I’m in a really good place right now with the offense. I feel really good going out there every single day, and I feel good about my chances to go out there and execute.”
JADEVEON CLOWNEY AGREES TO JOIN RAVENS TO HELP BALTIMORE’S PASS RUSH
(AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have made another late addition to their defense, agreeing to a contract with edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
The Ravens confirmed the signing Friday. Baltimore’s defense has been dealing with injuries in the secondary and could also use some pass rushing help. Clowney can provide the latter. He has 43 sacks in nine seasons since entering the NFL as the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft.
“Preseason, he’ll probably play a little bit, and get him ready,” coach John Harbaugh said. “Then right away, Week 1, he should be out there playing hard and doing a good job for us.”
Clowney had 11 sacks over the past two seasons with the Cleveland Browns.
“I think he’s a little underrated as a pass rusher. Top pick in the draft and all that,” Harbaugh said. “As a play-hard, heavy-handed edge setter, gives us a chance to get four pass rushers on the field on third-down situations, that are true pass-rusher type guys. There’s a real value in that.”
Baltimore moved on from veteran pass rushers Calais Campbell and Justin Houston this offseason. Odafe Oweh and David Ojabo have potential in that department, but neither has Clowney’s experience or track record.
On Thursday, the Ravens acquired cornerback Ronald Darby to help a position group that will be missing Pro Bowler Marlon Humphrey for at least a little while because of a foot issue that required surgery.
“I would say that the timeline is pretty well defined,” Harbaugh said. “I’m not going to give it to you, but it’s not super long. When he’s getting close you’ll know. So you don’t need to ask probably for a few weeks. But he’s going to be back pretty early in the season.”
Harbaugh said Humphrey could have played through the foot issue, but there was a risk of it getting worse. Darby is coming off a knee injury that ended his season in early October last year.
“He’s a guy we’ve kind of been keeping our eye on with the rehab from the knee,” Harbaugh said. “Came in and worked out, and worked out really well. Looked really good, was in really good shape.”
ESTATE OF LATE NFL QB HASKINS REACHES PARTIAL SETTLEMENT IN LAWSUIT OVER DEATH ON FLORIDA HIGHWAY
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The estate of late NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins has reached a “partial settlement” in its lawsuit against the driver, the owner and the broker of the dump truck that struck and killed Haskins, the family’s lawyer said Friday.
Haskins, 24, was killed April 9, 2022, while he was walking on a South Florida highway. His family alleges in the lawsuit that the driver of the truck was speeding, driving carelessly and had a cargo load exceeding the legal weight limit.
Rick Ellsley, the lawyer for Haskins’ family, said in a release that settlements with various other parties have been previously secured. There are still 10 other defendants in the case, A court date has not yet been set, Ellsley said.
The family’s lawsuit alleges that Haskins was drugged, robbed and extorted before he was fatally struck while standing drunk on a highway after running out of gas. Toxicology reports showed that Haskins was legally drunk when he was hit by the truck on I-595. Separate samples taken from his body had blood alcohol levels of .20 and .24, both of which are above the legal limit of .08 in Florida.
The lawsuit, filed in Fort Lauderdale, alleges the former Ohio State star was drugged and robbed by a man and three women in the hours before the accident. They say it happened at a Boca Raton hotel, at an upscale golf driving range, a bar and a nightclub. The lawsuit does not give any specifics. Haskins, then with the Pittsburgh Steelers, had been in South Florida for offseason workouts.
The suit says the pickup truck Haskins had rented had a mechanical defect that caused it to run out of gas. The family also alleges that the state highway department didn’t properly maintain and light the road, or post a lower speed limit while construction work was being done. They say a temporary sign blocked visibility on the highway.
According to a death report issued in May 2022 by the Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office, a woman Haskins was with told investigators they had run out of gas on Interstate 595 near Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport shortly before dawn. She said he went out in the dark to get more fuel.
Witnesses told the Florida Highway Patrol that Haskins was trying to wave down cars and standing in the center lane when he was hit by the truck and then an SUV. The report said he died of blunt force trauma.
The Associated Press is not naming the individuals and businesses Haskins’ family are suing because no criminal charges have been filed against any of them and there is nothing yet filed in court substantiating any of the claims.
Haskins starred at Ohio State in 2018, setting several school passing records and being named the MVP in both the Big Ten Championship game and in the Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl win over the Washington Huskies.
A 2019 first-round NFL draft pick by Washington, Haskins was released by the team after going 3-10 over two seasons. He was signed for the 2021 season by Pittsburgh as a backup quarterback, but he didn’t appear in a game.
MAX HOMA SETS COURSE RECORD AT OLYMPIA FIELDS TO LEAD BMW CHAMPIONSHIP
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (AP) Max Homa was aware of the course record at Olympia Fields, and not just because of how well he was playing Friday in the BMW Championship. He happened to see a video board just as it flashed a message that Chris Kirk was challenging the course record of 63.
“Just randomly saw that today, and then I had to think about it,” Homa said.
Homa broke the record even with two bogeys, making 10 birdies in his round of 8-under 62 that gave him a two-shot lead over Kirk (66) going into the weekend of the FedEx Cup postseason event that determines who goes to Tour Championship.
That’s more an issue for Kirk than Homa, who already has two wins this season and is assured of being among the 30 who go to East Lake. Not so for Kirk, who delivered a heartwarming win at the Honda Classic but is on the bubble at No. 29 to reach the FedEx Cup finale.
Kirk never really challenged the course record, closing with five pars. He still played a solid round off the tee and from the fairway, a good recipe for an Olympia Fields course that has been drenched by rain and is slowly drying out.
“Today was one of those days where I shot 4 under but it certainly could have been lower than that with all the birdie looks that I had,” Kirk said. “But I certainly would have taken it at the start of the day. I’d gladly take two more of them.”
Homa was at 10-under 130.
British Open champion Brian Harman (68) and former U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick (67) were three shots behind. Fitzpatrick is No. 40 in the FedEx Cup and would advance with a great weekend.
The group at 5-under 135 included Scottie Scheffler (69) and Rory McIlroy, who made only one birdie in his round of 70. It also included Harris English and Justin Rose, who have plenty riding on the outcome this weekend.
English narrowly got into the top 50 that made it to the BMW. Even in a tie for fifth going into the weekend, he still has work to do to crack the top 30 and go to East Lake.
“Last week was probably the most stressful because I know how key getting in the top 50 for next year was,” English said, alluding to the $20 million signature events he gets to play. “I feel like this week is kind of a bonus, kind of playing with house money, and definitely more relaxed this week, and just kind of free wheeling it.”
Homa’s round was three shots better than the next best on Friday, and there were no secrets to it. His putting has been strong all year. The key at Olympia Fields was being in the fairway to be able to attack pins instead of having to play toward the center of the green.
Six of his 10 birdies were in the 12-foot range or close, and the others were terribly longer. Homa knew he was on a roll when he reached the par-3 16th tee and realized he had birdied every hole but one on the back nine.
And then were was the poor kid carrying the scoreboard with his group.
“Sometimes you’re just zoning, but I knew I was making a lot,” Homa said. “I heard the standard bearer say something about how he’s getting tired because he had to change the numbers on our thing so much.”
Tom Hoge had a 69, noteworthy because he had the longest day. Hoge was in the last group with Hideki Matsuyama, who withdrew before the final round with a bad back. Matsuyama was at No. 47 and will miss the Tour Championship for the first time on the PGA Tour. It also meant Hoge played as a single behind the other 48 players.
Homa had a strong finish in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener last week that nudged him in front of Xander Schauffele to No. 6 in the Ryder Cup standings. This is the final week of qualifying and the top six earn automatic spots. He could lock that up this week, a goal of his all year.
“All that obviously takes some great golf. You’re playing against a lot of great players,” Homa said. “It has been fun keeping that goal in mind. Because you’re competing against the best Americans, which is a tall task.”
Lucas Glover, a winner the last two weeks, had a 67 and was seven behind in a tie for 13th, at least staying in the conversation for the Ryder Cup.
Jon Rahm took a step backward. Coming off a week in which he finished 10 shots behind, he failed to make a birdie his round of 74 that left him 13 shots behind. Rahm won at Olympia Fields in 2020 on a course so baked out that 4-under par got him in a playoff.
This is a different course, at least for now. It is expected to be dry the rest of the week.
MARISSA STEEN HOLDS 1-SHOT LEAD AT ISPS HANDA WORLD INVITATIONAL
Marissa Steen carded a 1-under-par 72 on Friday to seize a one-stroke lead after the second round at the ISPS Handa World Invitational in Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Playing the par-73 Castlerock Golf Club, Steen collected three birdies against two bogeys to move to 3-under for the tournament. She highlighted her round by making a 50-foot putt for birdie.
“I was just trying to get it close and have a tap-in par, so to see that go in was fun,” Steen said.
“Other than that it was just steady. Didn’t make a lot of birdies but hung in and never got myself into a bunch of trouble.”
Steen rests one shot ahead of Germany’s Esther Henseleit, who shot a 71 at Castlerock on Friday after recording five birdies against three bogeys.
“I’m really confident at the moment on the golf course. I’m rolling some putts in, so that’s nice to see,” Henseleit said.
“And, yeah, I feel good. Yesterday was good as well. Just one little bad shot that cost me coming in. Yeah, really solid both days.”
First-round co-leaders Gabriella Cowley of England and Switzerland’s Kim Metraux each shot a 75 on the par-72 Galgorm Castle Golf Club Friday. They are tied with Ryann O’Toole (73 on Castlerock) and Germany’s Olivia Cowan (72 on Galgorm) at 1-under.
“Conditions were really tough this morning especially early on with it being cold as well as windy and to have the rain, but I knew it was going to be a battle and I just had to grind a score out,” Cowley said.
“Galgorm is always tough; I played the last few years here and it’s a tough layout, but you just have to commit to your shots around here. Going forward, I will be playing the same as the last few days. I just want to stick to the game plan and commit to it.”
The field was split for the first two days between Castlerock Golf Club and the par-72 Galgorm Castle Golf Club.
The players swapped courses Friday, and the final two rounds will be played over the weekend at Galgorm Castle.
First-round co-leader Karis Davidson of Australia (76 on Galgorm), Thailand’s Jasmine Suwannapura (73 on Castlerock), India’s Diksha Dagar (74 on Castlerock), South Korean Soo Bin Joo (74 on Castlerock) and Wales’ Chloe Williams (75 on Galgorm) are tied for seventh place at even par.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
MLS POSTPONES TWO L.A. GAMES DUE TO HURRICANE
The threat of Hurricane Hilary’s arrival in the Los Angeles area prompted Major League Soccer to postpone two matches scheduled for Sunday night.
The Colorado Rapids were due to play at Los Angeles FC, and Real Salt Lake was set to oppose the L.A. Galaxy in Carson, Calif.
The Rapids-LAFC game will be made up on Wednesday, while the RSL-Galaxy game will be played on Oct. 14.
The postponements extend long layoffs for the Rapids and the Galaxy. The Galaxy were eliminated from the Leagues Cup after dropping both of their matches, most recently falling 2-1 to the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps on July 30. Colorado also went 0-2 in Leagues Cup action, capped by a 4-1 defeat to visiting Toluca on July 31.
Visiting RSL lost 4-0 to LAFC in the Leagues Cup’s round of 16 on Aug. 8. Three days later, Los Angeles FC dropped a quarterfinal home match against Monterrey, 3-2.
All four teams last played an MLS match on July 15.
LAFC (10-6-7, 37 points) sit in second place in the Western Conference with league play set to resume on Sunday. Real Salt Lake (10-7-7, 37 points) are in third in the West, the Galaxy (5-10-7, 22 points) are in 13th and the Rapids (3-10-10, 19 points) are in 14th — last place.
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FOUR-RUN RALLY NOT ENOUGH AS INDIANS FALL TO SAINTS, 8-5
ST. PAUL, Minn. – After the Indianapolis Indians offense scored four runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at five runs apiece, the St. Paul Saints roared back in the bottom half of the frame to take a three-run lead en route to victory at CHS Field on Friday night, 8-5.
With the game tied in the bottom of the seventh, St. Paul (68-49, 25-18) put two runners in scoring position courtesy of a hit by pitch and a two-out walk issued by Travis MacGregor (L, 1-1). Austin Martin then launched a three-run homer to take the lead back for the Saints.
St. Paul wasted no time getting on the board to start the contest. A lead-off home run from Andrew Stevenson plated the game’s first run, and the Saints tallied three more runs in the second with a two-RBI triple off the bat of Anthony Prato and an RBI single from Brooks Lee.
In the top of the fourth, Dom Nuñez launched a solo home run to right field to give Indianapolis (54-62, 21-21) their first run of the night. The home run was Nuñez’s first hit as an Indianapolis Indian.
The Saints responded to the homer with a Martin RBI single in the fifth, extending their lead to four.
The Indians put up four runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at five. After a walk was issued to Canaan Smith-Njigba, Jared Triolo smacked a single to left field, and Ryan Vilade grounded into a force out to put runners on the corners. Mason Martin followed with a two-RBI double, and in the next at-bat, Chris Owings sent a two-run blast over the left center field wall to tally the game-tying run.
Indians starter Luis Ortiz gave up nine hits with five runs and six strikeouts in 4.2 innings of work. Dauri Moreta, who began his MLB rehab assignment with Indianapolis today, struck out two batters in one inning on the mound. MLB rehabber Joe Ryan went 4.0 innings, yielding just one run on one hit while fanning seven batters for St. Paul. Brent Headrick (W, 4-2) pitched 4.0 innings, allowing four runs on three hits with four punchouts.
The Indians and Saints will face off in the penultimate game of the series tomorrow night at 8:07 PM ET. Beau Sulser (1-1, 9.82) will take the hill for Indianapolis and Simeon Woods Richardson (4-5, 5.56) will counter for St. Paul.
GAME RECAP: CANNON’S SCORING OFF THE BENCH NOT ENOUGH FOR FEVER AGAINST WASHINGTON
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever (8-24) dropped an 83-79 affair to the Washington Mystics on Friday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Fever forward Emma Cannon was Indiana’s leading scorer for the second time this season as she netted 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting off the bench. Cannon recorded 10 of her 17 points in the final quarter and pulled down six rebounds on the night.
WNBA All-Star Aliyah Boston contributed a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. With her six field goals this evening, Boston took sole possession of first all-time in franchise history in field goals made by a rookie. Boston ended the night with 190 field goals through the first 32 games of her career, surpassing Tamika Catchings’ 184 field goals in 2002.
With her second assist of the night in the second quarter, Fever guard Erica Wheeler became the 35th player in WNBA history to record 1,000 career assists. Wheeler joins Becky Hammon as only the second undrafted player to achieve the feat, per Across the Timeline. Wheeler also added 12 points against Washington to go along with six rebounds.
Kelsey Mitchell contributed 15 points and a team-high seven assists, while Kristy Wallace added eight points after earning her third consecutive start. In addition, rookie guard Grace Berger recorded her 100th point this season on Friday night.
Indiana’s 66.7 percent (6-of-9) shooting from the floor within the first three minutes allowed the Fever to open the matchup with a 10-3 scoring run. Though Washington shot 33.3 percent (2-of-6) from the court in the beginning of the first quarter, it responded with a 12-4 scoring run of its own, earning the Mystics their first and only lead of the quarter at the 2:20 mark. With the help of Boston, who recorded eight points on 4-of-5 shooting and pulled down five rebounds, the Fever quickly took back the advantage as the quarter ended with Indiana leading, 18-16.
Cannon’s seven points and Boston’s six points guided the Fever through the second quarter that featured seven of the half’s nine lead changes. Though Indiana shot 0-of-9 from beyond the arc in the first half and Washington went 8-of-14, the Fever outscored the Mystics in the paint, 30-8. The teams went into the locker room tied, 42-42, at halftime.
The Fever improved its shooting behind the arc in the third quarter as they completed four 3-pointers on six attempts while also holding the Mystics to 30 percent (3-of-10) from the floor in the first six minutes of the half. Mitchell contributed seven points in the third quarter scoring effort, while Wallace added six points on a perfect 2-of-2 shooting clip from the three-point line. Washington responded to an Indiana 11-3 scoring run with a 12-0 scoring run of its own as it led, 62-59, going into the final quarter.
Once taking the lead at the 3:55 mark in the fourth quarter, the Mystics would not trail again as the Mystics expanded their lead to seven points on one occasion. The Fever made a short comeback effort after halting a Mystics 15-6 scoring run with two 3-pointers from Cannon and reduced the deficit to two points with 9.3 seconds remaining to play. Two free throws in the final seconds from Natasha Cloud solidified the win for Washington.
Washington was led by Brittney Sykes, who tied a season-high 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting from the court and 5-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc. Sykes also pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists. Cloud followed behind with 16 points and five rebounds, while Shatori Walker-Kimbrough added eight points.
Indiana outrebounded the Mystics, 36-27, while allowing Washington only three rebounds on the offensive glass.
The Fever will travel to take on the Phoenix Mercury at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, which will be broadcast on the official Fever Facebook page.
INDY ELEVEN SOCCER
ELEVEN LOOKING FOR THIRD STRAIGHT VICTORY
Indy Eleven at El Paso Locomotive FC
Saturday, August 19, 2023 – 9:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. MT
Southwest University Park – El Paso, Texas
2023 USL Championship Records
El Paso Locomotive FC: 9W-9L-5D (-8) 32 pts; 8th in Western Conference
Indy Eleven: 8W-9L-7D (3), 31 pts; 6th in Eastern Conference
Community Health Network Sports Medicine Indy Eleven Injury Report
OUT: Y. Oettl (ankle), M. King (hip)
SETTING THE SCENE
The Boys in Blue return to action Saturday when they hit the road for the second game of a three match road trip against El Paso Locomotive FC.
The Eleven are coming off a 1-0 win over The Miami FC and are 3-2-0 in their last five games. With an 8-9-7 record, Indy is sixth in the USLC Eastern Conference. El Paso is 0-4-1 in its last five matches and is coming off a 5-0 loss to Phoenix. ELP is eighth in the Western Conference at 9-9-5.
SERIES VS. EL PASO
Saturday marks the second meeting between the two teams, with El Paso holding the 1-0-0 all-time advantage in USL Championship action. The is the lone meeting of the season.
ELP leads: 1-0-0 | GF 0, GA 2
6.9.21 | at ELP | L, 2-0
2021 USL Championship Regular Season
El Paso Locomotive FC 2:0 Indy Eleven
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 – 9:00 p.m. ET
Southwest University Park – El Paso, Texas
ELP – Nick Ross (Macauley King) 2’
ELP – Diego Luna (Macauley King) 49’
A FAMILIAR FOE
Indy’s roster looks drastically different from the last time these teams met in 2021. In fact, there were more current Indy players in El Paso’s starting lineup than there were in the 18 for the Boys in Blue. Mechack Jerome, Macauley King and Bryam Rebellon suited up for El Paso, while current assistant coach Ayoze was the only current Eleven product to represent the Boys in Blue. Head coach Mark Lowry was also on the other bench for the match up, while Sebastian Velasquez spent two stints with the club.
INDY ELEVEN PLACE FOUR ON USLC TEAM OF THE WEEK
AUGUST 15, 2023
After an undefeated week, Indy Eleven placed four players on the USL Championship Team of the Week and added a bench selection
Defender Adrian Diz Pe, midfielder Solomon Asante and forward Sebastian Guenzatti earned starting nods after Indy earned a decisive 4-0 win over Birmingham Legion FC and a 1-0 win over The Miami FC last week. Defender Younes Boudadi was added as a bench selection. Indy is the only third team in 23 weeks of action to place three players on the team of the week, while adding a bench player, and only one team has seen four players recognized among the league’s top 11.
Diz Pe scored his first goal of the season, which proved to be the match winner in the 1-0 decision over Miami on Saturday. As part of the Indy backline, he helped the team to a pair of shutouts, registering 14 clearances and a pair of interceptions.
Asante recorded three assists in a match for the third time in his USL Championship career in the win over Birmingham. His three assists gave him a combined 103 goals and assists (51G/52A), placing him tied for fourth all-time in the USL Championship, and made him the first player to split 50-50. His assist total places him second all-time.
Guenzatti scored a pair of goals, including the game winner, in Indy’s win over Birmingham. The two tallies bring his season total to six and USLC career total to 63, moving him to ninth all-time in the league.
Boudadi played all 180 minutes of action on the Indy backline over a two-match week helping the Boys in Blue to a pair of clean sheets. He registered four tackles, three clearances, a blocked shot and an interception. In all, the Eleven only allowed five shots on target.
LAST TIME OUT
MIA 0:1 IND
AUGUST 12, 2023
It was another night for the history books as Indy Eleven defeated The Miami FC, 1-0, on Saturday. The victory ended a three-match win streak for Miami, the hottest team in the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference, who had only given up one goal in the stretch.
Adrian Diz Pe had the match-winning strike as he headed in a corner from Aodhan Quinn to improve the Eleven to 8-9-7 on the season. The 51st-minute game winner was the first of the season for Diz Pe who came on for Indy at the half, and the assist was the 50th career for Quinn.
Quinn is now fourth all-time time in the USL Championship for regular season assists and moved up to a tie for fourth with four players, including teammate Solomon Asante, with 103 (53G/50A) combined goals and assists. Asante reached the feat on Wednesday against Birmingham Legion FC with his third career USLC match with three assists, and now sits at 51 goals and 52 assists. Quinn and Asante are the only two players in the USL Championship who have reached the 50/50 threshold.
USL Championship Regular Season
The Miami FC 0:1 Indy Eleven
Saturday, August 12, 2023 – 7:00 p.m. ET
FIU Stadium – Miami
2023 USL Championship Records
The Miami FC: 6W-10L-8D (-3), 26 pts
Indy Eleven: 8W-9L-7D (2), 31 pts
IND – Adrian Diz Pe (Aodhan Quinn) 51’
MIA – Boluwatife Akinyode (caution) 12’
IND – Younes Boudadi (caution) 47’
MIA – Joaquin Rivas (caution) 62’
IND – Cam Lindley (caution) 66’
Solomon Asante and Aodhan Quinn became the first two players in USL Championship history to reach both 50 regular season goals and 50 regular season assists. Asante (51G/52A) had three assists in the 4-0 win over Birmingham (8.9) to push himself over the plateau. Quinn (53G/50A) added his 50th assist in the 1-0 win at Miami (8.12).
20,000 AND BEYOND…
Aodhan Quinn became the USL Championship’s leader in regular-season minutes played against Tampa Bay on July 22.
Minutes | 20,546 | 1st
Appearances | 247 | T6
Assists | 50 | 4th
Quinn has 53 goals, becoming the 24th player in USL Championship history to hit 50 goals. He is one of only seven players to have a combined 100 career goals and assists with 53 goals and 50 assists, and is the second player to join the 50 goals/50 assists club.
Quinn has recorded 24 penalty kick goals in 27 attempts in his career in the league, the most of any individual player on record in league history.
INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL
WOODSON GETS $1 MILLION ANNUAL RAISE ON CONTRACT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After guiding the Indiana men’s basketball program to its first back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in a decade, IU head coach Mike Woodson has earned a $1 million per year raise on the contract he originally signed in 2021.
Woodson will earn an average of $4.2 million annually on the remaining four years of his contract. The salary adjustment makes the third-year IU head coach one of the three highest paid men’s basketball coaches in the Big Ten.
“Upon his arrival, Coach Woodson immediately re-inserted our program into the national conversation both in terms of an elevated level of success on the court and in recruiting,” said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Dolson. “I knew that returning our program to the level that Hoosier fans rightfully expect would be a process that wouldn’t happen overnight. I have been extremely pleased with the steps we have taken during the last two years. I believe under Coach Woodson’s leadership, we have positioned the program to compete at the highest levels in recruiting, which in turn will enable us to compete at the highest levels within the Big Ten and in the NCAA Tournament.”
In his first two seasons in Bloomington, Woodson has compiled a 44-26 overall record, earned two NCAA Tournament appearances, and won an NCAA Tournament game each season. His 2022-23 team earned a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament, IU’s highest NCAA seed in 11 years.
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FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
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MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
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|Tampa Bay||74||50||.597||2||40 – 22||34 – 28||20 – 14||20 – 6||12 – 11||6 – 4||W 2|
|Toronto||67||56||.545||8.5||32 – 27||35 – 29||11 – 23||18 – 8||14 – 11||4 – 6||L 2|
|Boston||64||58||.525||11||35 – 28||29 – 30||17 – 14||16 – 10||12 – 10||6 – 4||W 1|
|NY Yankees||60||62||.492||15||35 – 29||25 – 33||15 – 22||12 – 10||16 – 13||2 – 8||L 6|
|Minnesota||64||59||.520||–||35 – 25||29 – 34||12 – 17||23 – 19||11 – 8||5 – 5||W 1|
|Cleveland||59||64||.480||5||32 – 29||27 – 35||10 – 12||19 – 19||13 – 12||5 – 5||W 1|
|Detroit||55||67||.451||8.5||26 – 33||29 – 34||5 – 20||23 – 15||9 – 13||6 – 4||L 1|
|Chi White Sox||48||74||.393||15.5||25 – 33||23 – 41||8 – 17||19 – 17||9 – 17||4 – 6||L 2|
|Kansas City||40||84||.323||24.5||23 – 40||17 – 44||6 – 18||13 – 27||5 – 14||4 – 6||W 1|
|Texas||72||50||.590||–||42 – 22||30 – 28||14 – 11||17 – 5||21 – 15||6 – 4||L 2|
|Houston||70||53||.569||2.5||33 – 27||37 – 26||10 – 10||11 – 11||26 – 15||6 – 4||L 1|
|Seattle||67||55||.549||5||34 – 28||33 – 27||12 – 15||15 – 12||20 – 11||7 – 3||W 4|
|LA Angels||60||63||.488||12.5||31 – 29||29 – 34||12 – 12||14 – 8||18 – 22||4 – 6||L 1|
|Oakland||34||88||.279||38||18 – 42||16 – 46||7 – 20||7 – 11||6 – 28||2 – 8||L 1|
|Atlanta||79||42||.653||–||41 – 20||38 – 22||25 – 7||16 – 6||12 – 9||8 – 2||W 4|
|Philadelphia||66||56||.541||13.5||34 – 24||32 – 32||15 – 18||11 – 8||14 – 13||5 – 5||L 1|
|Miami||64||59||.520||16||37 – 27||27 – 32||14 – 19||13 – 10||11 – 12||6 – 4||W 1|
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|Washington||56||67||.455||24||28 – 35||28 – 32||12 – 22||12 – 14||14 – 14||7 – 3||W 3|
|Milwaukee||66||57||.537||–||33 – 27||33 – 30||10 – 9||24 – 12||10 – 19||6 – 4||W 1|
|Cincinnati||64||59||.520||2||31 – 32||33 – 27||13 – 16||16 – 23||16 – 9||5 – 5||W 2|
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|Pittsburgh||54||68||.443||11.5||29 – 32||25 – 36||10 – 10||14 – 19||16 – 15||3 – 7||L 2|
|St. Louis||54||69||.439||12||27 – 36||27 – 33||10 – 11||13 – 20||10 – 16||5 – 5||L 3|
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|Colorado||47||75||.385||27.5||27 – 32||20 – 43||14 – 17||11 – 13||8 – 27||3 – 7||W 1|
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1900 Rube Waddell throws two complete games in Western League action as Milwaukee sweeps a doubleheader from the White Sox, 2-1 and 1-0. Skipper Connie Mack coaxes the colorful southpaw, who threw 17 innings in the first game, promising him a few days off to go fishing to pitch the nightcap, and the left-hander responds with a five-inning one-hitter.
1917 In the first major league game in New York on a Sunday, the Reds beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds, 5-0. After the contest, authorities arrest managers John McGraw and Christy Mathewson for violating the blue laws prohibiting playing the national pastime on the Sabbath.
1921 At 34, Ty Cobb becomes the youngest player to collect 3000 hits when he singles off Red Sox hurler Elmer Myers. The ‘Georgia Peach’ will end his career with 4,191 hits, the most ever in the major leagues, until Pete Rose surpasses the mark in 1985.
1941 “All my players are going to get pneumonia because of you Jocko – you haven’t got the guts to call this game!” – FRANKIE FRISCH, manager of the Pirates, shouting his displeasure from the dugout. During the second game of a doubleheader at Ebbets Field, Jocko Conlan ejects Frankie Frisch when the Pirates manager appears on the field with an umbrella, protesting the playing conditions at the Brooklyn ballpark. Ebbets Field. The rainy-day incident inspires Norman Rockwell’s famous oil painting, Bottom of the Sixth.
1945 Better known for his home run prowess, Hall of Fame slugger Jimmie Foxx starts and throws 7.2 innings, giving up just four hits in the Phillies’ 4-2 nightcap victory over Cincinnati at Shibe Park. The 37-year-old corner infielder, playing in his final season, will take the mound a total of 9 times, posting a remarkable 1.59 ERA during 22.2 innings of work for the last-place team.
1949 The Phillies host ‘Eddie Waitkus Night’ at Shibe Park and shower their injured first baseman with gifts. In uniform for the first time since June, the All-Star infielder had been shot in the chest at Chicago’s Edgewater Beach Hotel by Ruth Ann Steinhagen, an obsessed fan upset with his trade from the Cubs to Philadelphia.
1951 Emerging from a paper-mache cake between games of a Sportsman Park doubleheader, three-foot-seven-inch Eddie Gaedel appears as a surprise leadoff pinch-hitter, walking on four pitches in his only major league appearance. American League president Will Harridge voids the small person’s contract the next day, with Browns’ owner Bill Veeck threatening to request an official ruling on whether 5 feet 6 inches Yankee shortstop Phil Rizzuto is a short ballplayer or a tall dwarf.
1955 For the sixth consecutive season, Robin Roberts is a 20-game winner when he beats Don Newcombe and the first-place Dodgers at Connie Mack Stadium, 3-2. The 28-year-old Phillies’ right-hander, who will compile a 138-78 (.639) record and a 2.93 ERA during the span), finishes the season with a 23-14 record.
1957 Citing poor attendance as the reason, Giants’ president Horace Stoneham, ignoring baseball’s edict of banning announcements about the relocation of franchises until after the World Series, informs the press the club has signed a lease to play in San Francisco next season. The club’s Board of Directors voted 8-1, approving the shift to the West Coast, with the only dissenting vote cast by M. Donald Grant, future chairman of the expansion Mets, a team created to fill the National League void in New York.
1963 At Fenway Park, Dick Stuart’s towering fly ball becomes an adventure for Indians’ outfielder Vic Davalillo when it strikes the ladder attached to the wall above the scoreboard. After the ball ricochets off the fence and bounces off the center fielder’s head, the slow-footed Red Sox first baseman crosses the plate for a very improbable inside-the-park home run in Boston’s 8-3 loss to Cleveland.
1965 At Wrigley Field, Reds’ hurler Jim Maloney no-hits the Cubs, 1-0, with the only run scoring on a Leo Cardenas homer in the tenth inning. The Fresno native had also no-hit the Mets for ten innings earlier in the season but lost the game in the eleventh when Johnny Lewis homered.
1966 After guiding the club to fourteen victories in their first fifteen games, Birdie Tebbetts, who will remain in the organization, resigns as the manager of the Indians. George Strickland will take over the third-place Cleveland team with a 66-57 record.
1968 In the top of the seventeenth inning at Shea Stadium, Ron Hunt’s two-out single scores Hal Lanier for the game’s only run as the Giants beat New York, 1-0. Bobby Bolin throws the first 11 shutout innings, with reliever Frank Linzy getting the victory and Mike McCormick picking up a save.
1969 At Shea Stadium, the Mets beat the Giants, 1-0, in the bottom of the 14th inning, with Tug McGraw tossing four scoreless frames for the win after Gary Gentry pitched the first ten, keeping San Francisco off the board on just four hits. Going the distance, Juan Marichal takes the loss, giving up only six hits and striking out 13 batters, thanks to Tommie Agee’s one-out walk-off homer.
1969 At Wrigley Field, Ken Holtzman no-hits the Braves, 3-0, with Ron Santo’s first-inning homer off Phil Niekro providing all of the Cubs’ runs. The 23-year-old southpaw’s second career no-hitter is the fifth of the season and the first since 1923 in which no batters strike out when Sad Sam Jones accomplished the feat with the Yankees.
1982 Pascual Perez misses his start for the Braves when he gets lost on Interstate 285, trying to find Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The 25-year-old right-hander, who will be called I-285 by his Atlanta teammates, finally gets to the ballpark ten minutes after the game starts.
1986 The Mariners trade their captain, Spike Owen, and center fielder Dave Henderson to the Red Sox for infielder Rey Quinones, three players to be named later, and cash. In his third game with Boston, the former Seattle shortstop ties a major league record when he scores six runs in a game.
1989 Cubs’ center fielder Jerome Walton extends his hitting streak to 29 games in an 8-4 loss to Houston at the Astrodome. With his seventh-inning single, the 24-year-old rookie establishes the longest consecutive-game hit mark in modern franchise history, surpassing the mark set by Ron Santo in 1966.
1990 Bobby Thigpen records his 40th save when he pitches a perfect ninth inning in the White Sox’s 4-2 victory over Texas at Arlington Stadium. The right-handed reliever becomes only the eighth closer in major league history to reach the milestone.
1991 The Twins’ southpaw swinging DH/OF Randy Bush ties an American League record set in 1981 by the Rangers’ Bill Stein when he strokes his seventh consecutive pinch-hit, dating back to July 5. The Dover (DE) native doubles off Dennis Eckersley in the ninth inning of the team’s 8-7 loss to the visiting A’s at the Metrodome.
1992 When Bret Boone takes the field at Camden Yards against Baltimore, the Mariner second baseman becomes part of the first three-generation family to play in the major leagues. The 23-year-old Seattle rookie is the grandson of Ray Boone (1948-60) and son of Bob Boone (1972-90).
1997 Wade Boggs makes his pitching debut, throwing 16 knuckleballs and one fastball in a 12-4 loss to the Angels at Anaheim Stadium. The Yankee third baseman, a future Hall of Famer, hurls a scoreless eighth inning, giving up no hits, walking one batter, and striking out Todd Greene swinging to end the frame.
2000 For only the third time in major league history and second this season by the Yankees, a team records three sacrifice flies in one inning. Bronx Bombers Jorge Posada, Scott Brosius, and Clay Bellinger join teammates Jose Vizcaino, Tino Martinez, and Bernie Williams (June 29, 2000) and the White Sox trio of Juan Pizarro, Nellie Fox, and Al Smith, who accomplished the feat against the Indians (July 1, 1962).
2004 Pitching a perfect bottom of the ninth inning, John Smoltz establishes the franchise record with his 142nd save in a Braves uniform. The right-handed reliever surpasses Gene Garber as Atlanta beat the Dodgers in Los Angeles, 6-5.
2005 Losing to the A’s at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, 4-0, the Royals establish a franchise record by losing their 19th consecutive game and tie the club’s mark by dropping its 12th straight road game. The 38-82 squad needs two more defeats to match the American League record of 21 losses accomplished by the 1988 Orioles, and four more will tie the major league mark of 23 endured by the 1961 Phillies.
2005 An apprenticeship, announced by the independent minor league team, the Brockton Rox, will be dedicated in the memory of the Emerson journalism student accidentally killed in 2004 by the Boston police during a near-riot around Fenway Park after the Red Sox beat the Yankees to win the pennant. “The Victoria Snelgrove Media Internship,” awarded to an aspiring journalist hosting pregame and postgame radio shows, will hopefully focus on the senseless violence that sometimes follows sporting contests.
2006 🇬🇺 John Hattig becomes the first person born in Guam to appear in a major league game. The 26-year-old Toronto third baseman from Tamuning replaces Troy Glaus in the bottom of the fourth, bats clean-up, striking out looking in both his at-bats in the Orioles’ 15-0 rout of the Blue Jays.
2006 As the team makes a run for the NL wild card, the Phillies bolster their starting rotation, acquiring Jamie Moyer and cash from the Mariners for two minor league righties named Andrew, Baldwin and Barb. The 43-year-old veteran southpaw compiled a 6-12 record with a 4.39 ERA for the struggling Mariners this season.
2007 At the Metrodome, Johan Santana two-hits the Rangers over eight innings, striking out 17 batters to establish a Twins team record for strikeouts in a game. Designated hitter Sammy Sosa collects both hits for Texas.
2007 John Smoltz becomes the Braves’ all-time strikeout leader when Diamondbacks’ third baseman Mark Reynolds becomes the 40-year-old right-hander’s 2,913th victim. Phil Niekro previously established the franchise record pitching for the club in Milwaukee and Atlanta for twenty seasons (1964 to 1983).
2008 B.J. Upton, not wanting to distract the team, apologizes to the Rays for a “mental lapse” on the bases after being thrown out at second on what many believed should have been an easy double. The 23-year-old center fielder has been benched three times in the past two weeks for not hustling for his first-place club.
2008 The Nationals lose their 11th consecutive game, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The streak is the team’s longest skid since they moved to Washington from Montreal before the 2005 season.
2008 The Dodgers reacquired Greg Maddux (6-9, 3.99) from the Padres for cash and two minor leaguers to be named or an additional monetary sum. The 42-year-old future Hall of Fame right-hander, obtained to help the club down the stretch run, played in LA for part of the 2006 season, winning six of nine decisions.
2008 Kevin Gracie, an Ellicott City, Maryland native, becomes the 50 millionth fan to attend a game at Oriole Park. As a result, the 24-year-old second-year University of Baltimore law student wins five years’ worth of season tickets and a cash prize of $50,000.
2010 The Cardinals obtain third baseman Pedro Feliz from the Astros in exchange for minor league pitcher David Carpenter. The Redbirds replace a slumping Felipe Lopez, a fill-in for the injured David Freese at the hot corner, with the 35-year-old veteran, good-fielding infielder.
2012 Gio Gonzalez, with his 16th victory, sets a team record when Washington beats the Mets at Nationals Park, 5-2. The 26-year-old southpaw, obtained in an offseason trade with Oakland, surpasses Livan Hernandez, who in 2005 posted a 15-10 record in the Nats’ inaugural season in the nation’s capital.
2012 Play stops in the bottom of the sixth inning of Washington’s game against the Mets with the discovery of a praying mantis in the outfield of Nationals Park. The contest continues after New York outfielder Andres Torres carefully picks up the beneficial insect and gently hands it over to a ballpark ground crew member.
2015 Ryan Braun becomes the all-time franchise home run leader when he hits his 252nd career homer for the Brewers in the team’s 8-7 victory over the Marlins at Miller Park. The 31-year-old Milwaukee outfielder surpasses Hall of Famer Robin Yount, needing about 6,300 fewer at-bats to take the lead from the former record holder.
2016 Tyler Paquin, who, as a pinch-hitter, ended last night’s game with a sac fly, plays the hero in the second consecutive Indians walk-off when he hits an inside-the-park home run to beat the Blue Jays, 3-2, at Progressive Field. The 25-year-old rookie outfielder’s round-tripper marks the second time in franchise history a game ends when a batter hits a homer without the ball going out of the field of play, a feat first accomplished by Braggo Roth in 1916 against the St. Louis Browns.
BASEBALL HALL OF FAME
Enos Slaughter grew up in Roxboro, N.C., where he earned the nickname, “Country.”
“To be a big league ball player, you have to love the game,” Slaughter said. “This is a pretty good game and a pretty swell way to make a living. The conditions in the majors are fine and the money is good. So I say keep yelling and hustling every minute you’re in uniform.”
Slaughter began his career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1938. He spent 13 seasons with the Cardinals, interrupted by a three-year stint while serving in the military during World War II. During the war, Slaughter was a sergeant in the Army Air Corps.
“I wanted to be a pilot,” he told author Frederick Turner, “but they said I was color blind. They wanted me to be a bombardier, but I said if I couldn’t be the one flying the plane, I’d just as soon not be flying. So I became a physical education instructor in charge of about 200 troops.”
Prior to the war, Slaughter established himself as one of the best right fielders in baseball. He led the NL in hits (188), triples (17) and total bases (292) in 1942, helping the Cardinals win the World Series. Following the season, he finished second in the NL Most Valuable Player Award voting.
Following his time in the Army Air Corps, Slaughter didn’t skip a beat upon returning to the diamond – leading the National League with 130 RBI in 1946 and helping the Cardinals to another World Series win. In that seven-game victory over the Red Sox, Slaughter became famous for his “Mad Dash” that resulted in the World Series-winning run.
In the bottom of the eighth inning of Game 7, the score was tied at 3. Slaughter was on first base with two outs when Cardinals manager Eddie Dyer called for a hit-and-run. Outfielder Harry Walker lined a ball to center field and Slaughter took everyone – including the Red Sox defenders – by surprise when he ran through a stop sign at third base. Slaughter beat the relay throw home to score what proved to be the winning run.
Slaughter was named to the All-Star Game in each season from 1946-53. Two days before Opening Day of 1954, the Cardinals traded Slaughter to the Yankees. He was traded to the Athletics in 1955 but returned to New York in 1956, hitting .350 in that year’s World Series to help the Yankees win the Fall Classic.
As a valuable reserve, Slaughter would help New York win AL pennants in 1957 and ’58 along with the 1958 World Series. He spent the 1959 season with the Yankees and Braves before retiring with a .300 batting average, 2,383 hits, 1,237 runs scored and 1,304 RBI.
A 10-time All-Star and four-time World Series winner, Slaughter was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1985. He passed away on Aug. 12, 2002.
August 19, 1983 – Former LSU and AFL/NFL football star Billy Cannon (see August 2) was sentenced to 5 years in prison for counterfeiting after getting involved in some bad real estate investments. After serving 2-1/2 years he was hired by the correctional facility he served time in to be their dentist, a profession he had practiced after college.
August 19, 2000 – Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium opened for its first live action in a preseason contest as the Bengals hosted the Chicago Bears.
Hall of Fame Birthdays
August 19, 1946 – Bob Johnson was a center from Tennessee who entered the College Football Hall of Fame ranks in 1989. Johnoson finished 6th in the Heisman voting in 1967, petty darn great for a an offensive lineman!
August 19, 1958 – Ontario, California – Anthony Muñoz was a 6-6, 278 pound offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals for 13 seasons. He was named to the NFL 1980s All-Decade and NFL 75th Anniversary Teams. His great play at the position earned him a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 1998.
August 19, 1960 – Morten Andersen was Pro Football Hall of Fame Kicker most notable for the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saint in the NFL. The Danish- American kicker had a remarkable 26 year career in the NFL! He attended Michigan State University prior to his NFL career. For his career Andersen booted 565 field goals through the uprights in 709 attempts and he kept a lofty 98.8 % accuracy with his 849 extra points made in 859 attempts. Morten is only one of three kickers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame that did not play another position. The others were Jan Stenerud and Ray Guy.
FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Years: 1927, 1929-1930
Place of Birth: Marion Junction, SD
Date of Birth: Mar 29, 1906
Place of Death: Hot Springs, AR
Date of Death: Jul 09, 1974
Other College: Wichita State
High School: Wichita, KS (Wichita Cathedral HS)
The “Wichita Whiz,” James Bausch was a world-class athlete who was the decathlon champion at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games and the winner of that year’s Sullivan award. Bausch transferred from Wichita University (now Wichita State) to Kansas, angering Wheatshocker fans and officials, who accused the Jayhawks of tampering. After a 4-4 season in 1929 the 200-pound half back led Kansas to its first Big Six championship in 1930. Against Kansas State he returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and added a 60- yard scoring run in the fourth quarter in a 14-0 victory. At the season’s end Bausch became the first Kansas player to appear in the East-West All Star Game in San Francisco. As a track athlete, he won Big Six titles in the shot put, javelin, and pole vault. His Olympic javelin throw of 203 feet 3 1/2 inches clinched the gold medal in the decathlon.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
4 – 46 – 30
August 19, 1911 – NY Giant Christy Mathewson loses after beating Reds 22 straight times
August 19, 1917 – Sunday benefit baseball game at New York’s Polo Grounds results in John McGraw & Christy Mathewson’s arrest for violating Blue laws
August 19, 1921 – Detroit’s Tiger Ty Cobb, is 4th to get 3,000 hits against Boston Red Sox, the youngest ever
August 19, 1945 – The Philadelphia Phillies Number 4, Jimmie Foxx, at age 37, pitched the 1st 7 innings versus the Cincinnati Reds and won. Remember for the majority of his career he played first base, Third base and catcher.
August 19, 1951 – He may have had the smallest MLB strike zone ever! In a publicity stunt of sorts, the St Louis Browns, Bill Veeck sent Eddie Gaedel, a 3’7″ little person, to pinch-hit. The season was all but lost for the Browns and Veeck had a reputation for stirring up interest for the team even in the worst of years. As for Gaedel’s at bat, he walked on four pitches, became the smallest MLB player on record and had the most unique jersey Number of all, Number 1/8.
August 19, 1965 – Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim Maloney, Number 46 threw his second no-hitter of the season in 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs
August 19, 1990 – Los Angeles Dodgers’ infielder Jose Offerman, Number 30 hit a home run in his first MLB at bat against the Montreal Expos.