Order of Events
3:00 p.m. – Pole Vault, Long Jump and Discus
3:30 p.m. – High Jump; Shot Put
4:15 p.m. – 3200 M Relay Finals
5:00 p.m. – 100 M Dash Trials
5:15 p.m. – 110 M High Hurdle Trials
5:40 p.m. – 200 M Dash Trials
6:10 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies
6:15 p.m. – 110 M High Hurdles
6:25 p.m. – 100 M Dash
6:35 p.m. – 1600 M Run
6:45 p.m. – 400 M Relay
7:05 p.m. – 400 M Dash
7:20 p.m. – 300 M Int. Hurdles
7:45 p.m. – 800 M Run
8:05 p.m. – 200 M Dash
8:15 p.m. – 3200 M Run
8:30 p.m. – 1600 M Relay

Advancement from State Meet Trials to Finals
1.   110 and 100 Hurdles, 100; 200
      a.   3 heats with 9
      b.   1st, 2nd from each heat plus next 3 best times.
2.   400 Relay, 1600 Relay, 400, 300 Hurdles
      a.   no trials
      b.   3 sections timed; 9 per section
3.   3200 Relay, 800
      a.   no trials
      b.   2 sections; 1 with 13, 1 with 14
4.   1600 and 3200
      a.   no trials
      b.   1 race timed
5.   Field Events
      a.   top 10 qualify plus ties



1. Valparaiso (10) | Forest Park Golf Course | Fri, 8:30 am CT | Results
Boone Grove, Chesterton, Hammond Bishop Noll, Hammond Central, Hammond Morton, Hobart, Portage, Valparaiso, Wheeler, River Forest, Whiting

2. Lake Central (13) | Palmira Golf & Country Club | Fri, 8 am CT | Results
Andrean, Calumet, Crown Point, DeMotte Christian, Griffith, Hanover Central, Highland, Illiana Christian, Lake Central, Lowell, Merrillville, Munster, Kankakee Valley

3. LaPorte (12) | Beechwood Golf Course | Fri, 8:30 am CT | Results
Glenn, Knox, LaPorte, Marquette Catholic, Michigan City, Morgan Township, New Prairie, North Judson-San Pierre, Oregon-Davis, South Central (Union Mills), Tri-Township, Westville

4. South Bend Riley (12) | Erskine Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Elkhart, Jimtown, LaVille, Mishawaka, Mishawaka Marian, Penn, South Bend Adams, South Bend Clay, South Bend Riley, South Bend Saint Joseph, South Bend Washington, Trinity School at Greenlawn

5. Logansport (12) | Dykeman Park Golf Course | Fri, 9:30 am ET | Results
Caston, Frontier, Logansport, North Newton, Pioneer, Rochester Community, Rensselaer Central, South Newton, Tri-County, Twin Lakes, West Central, Winamac Community

6. Northridge (12) | Meadow Valley Golf Club | Fri, 8 am ET | Results
Bremen, Bethany Christian, Concord, Elkhart Christian Academy, Fairfield, Goshen, Lakeland, Northridge, NorthWood, Prairie Heights, West Noble, Westview

7. East Noble (12) | Noble Hawk Golf Links – Kendallville | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Angola, Carroll (Fort Wayne), Central Noble, Churubusco, Columbia City, DeKalb, East Noble, Eastside, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fremont, Garrett, Leo

8. Warsaw (11) | Eagle Glen Golf Club | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Culver Academies, Culver Community, Huntington North, Manchester, Northfield, Plymouth, Tippecanoe Valley, Triton, Warsaw Community, Wawasee, Whitko

9. Fort Wayne Canterbury (13) | Chestnut Hills Golf Club | Fri, 8:30 am ET | Results
Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Snider, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Heritage, Homestead, New Haven, Woodlan

10. Peru (12) | Rock Hollow Golf Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Eastern (Greentown), Kokomo, Lewis Cass, Maconaquah, North Miami, Northwestern, Peru, Southwood, Taylor, Tri-Central, Wabash, Western

11. Lafayette Jefferson (12) | Battle Ground Golf Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Benton Central, Carroll (Flora), Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Delphi Community, Faith Christian, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Central Catholic, Lafayette Jefferson, McCutcheon, Rossville, West Lafayette

12. Westfield (10) | Ulen Golf and Country Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Bethesda Christian, Carmel, Frankfort, Guerin Catholic, Lebanon, Sheridan, University, Western Boone, Westfield, Zionsville

13. Attica (11) | Harrison Hills Golf and Country Club | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Attica, Covington, Crawfordsville, Fountain Central, North Montgomery, North Putnam, Parke Heritage, Seeger, South Vermillion, Southmont, Tri-West Hendricks

14. Decatur Central (10) | Winding River Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Ben Davis, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory, Covenant Christian (Indpls), Decatur Central, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Pike, Purdue Polytechnic (Broad Ripple), Purdue Polytechnic (Downtown), Riverside, Speedway

15. Martinsville (11) | Foxcliff Golf Course | Mon, 9:30 am ET | Results
Avon, Brownsburg, Cascade, Cloverdale, Danville Community, Martinsville, Monrovia, Mooresville, Plainfield, South Putnam, Greencastle

16. Norwell (12) | Timber Ridge Golf Club | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Adams Central, Bellmont, Blackford, Bluffton, Eastbrook, Madison-Grant, Marion, Mississinewa, Norwell, Oak Hill, South Adams, Southern Wells

17. Indianapolis Cathedral (11) | Maple Creek Golf Club | Fri, 8 am ET | Results
Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Scecina Memorial, International School of Indiana, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indianapolis), Park Tudor, Warren Central

18. Noblesville (12) | Harbour Trees Golf Club | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Alexandria Monroe, Anderson, Daleville, Elwood Community, Fishers, Frankton, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Lapel, Noblesville, Pendleton Heights, Tipton

19. Monroe Central (11) | Hickory Hills Golf Course | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Cowan, Delta, Jay County, Monroe Central, Muncie Burris, Muncie Central, Randolph Southern, Union City, Wapahani, Wes-Del, Winchester Community, Yorktown

20. Greenfield Central (11) | Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Blue River Valley, Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Knightstown, Morristown, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Castle, New Palestine, Shenandoah, Triton Central, Tri

21. Terre Haute North (12) | Hulman Links | Mon, 9 am ET | Results
Bloomfield, Clay City, Dugger Union, Eastern Greene, Linton-Stockton, North Central (Farmersburg), Northview, Shakamak, Sullivan, Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, West Vigo, White River Valley

22. Vincennes Lincoln (13) | Cypress Hills Golf Club of Vincennes | Fri, 9 am ET | Results
Barr-Reeve, Gibson Southern, North Daviess, North Knox, Pike Central, Princeton Community, South Knox, Tecumseh, Vincennes Lincoln, Vincennes Rivet, Washington, Washington Catholic, Wood Memorial

23. Evansville Mater Dei (13) | Helfrich Hills Golf Course | Thurs, 7 am CT | Results
Boonville, Castle, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville Christian, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville North, Evansville Reitz Memorial, Mt. Vernon, North Posey, Signature School

24. Jasper (14) | Sultan’s Run Golf Club | Thurs, 10 am ET | Results
Crawford County, Forest Park, Heritage Hills, Northeast Dubois, Jasper, Loogootee, Orleans, Paoli, Perry Central, Shoals, South Spencer, Southridge, Springs Valley, Tell City

25. Bloomington North (12) | Cascades Golf Course | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Bedford North Lawrence, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Brown County, Brownstown Central, Edgewood, Mitchell, Salem, Seymour, Trinity Lutheran, West Washington, Owen Valley

26. Franklin Community (13) | The Legends Golf Club | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Beech Grove, Center Grove, Edinburgh, Franklin Central, Franklin Community, Greenwood Christian Academy, Greenwood Community, Indian Creek, Indianapolis Lutheran, Perry Meridian, Roncalli, Southport, Whiteland Community

27. Union County (10) | Liberty Country Club | Mon 9 am ET | Results
Cambridge City Lincoln, Centerville, Connersville, Franklin County, Hagerstown, Northeastern, Richmond, Rushville Consolidated, Union County, Oldenburg Academy

28. Greensburg (14) | Greensburg Country Club | Fri, 8:30 am ET | Results
Batesville, Columbus East, Columbus North, East Central, Greensburg, Hauser, Jac-Cen-Del, Milan, North Decatur, Shelbyville, South Decatur, South Ripley, Southwestern (Shelbyville), Waldron

29. Madison Consolidated (12) | Sunrise Golf Course | Mon, 11 am ET | Results
Austin, Charlestown, Henryville, Jennings County, Lawrenceburg, Madison Consolidated, Rising Sun, Scottsburg, Shawe Memorial, Southwestern (Hanover), South Dearborn, Switzerland County

30. Providence (14) | Covered Bridge Golf Club | Mon, 8 am ET | Results
Borden, Christian Academy of Indiana, Clarksville, Corydon Central, Crothersville, Eastern (Pekin), Floyd Central, Jeffersonville, Lanesville, New Albany, North Harrison, Providence, Silver Creek, South Central (Elizabeth)




























GAME 6: NYR @ FLA | JUNE 1, 8 P.M. ET* (ABC/ESPN+) | 
GAME 7: FLA @ NYR | JUNE 3, 8 P.M. ET* (ESPN/ESPN+) | 




GAME 6: DAL @ EDM | JUNE 2, TBD ET* (TNT) | 
GAME 7: EDM @ DAL | JUNE 4, TBD ET* (TNT) | 















































































Kyrie Irving returning to Boston. Luka Doncic’s first trip to the title round. Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum, getting another chance at a ring. Kristaps Porzingis facing his former team, too.

Pick a storyline. There are many in these NBA Finals.

The matchup is now set: It’ll be Boston against Dallas for the Larry O’Brien Trophy, a series that starts on the Celtics’ home floor on June 6 — meaning everyone will be sitting around and waiting for about a week, a byproduct of the Celtics and Mavericks making short work of their respective conference finals.

Dallas eliminated Minnesota on Thursday night, winning 124-103 to finish off a 4-1 victory in the Western Conference finals. Boston’s spot was clinched Monday night, after the Celtics beat Indiana 108-105 to cap a 4-0 series in the East.

“We’re going to the NBA Finals,” Doncic said during the on-court celebration in Minneapolis on Thursday night. “Just can’t believe it, man.”

It’s Boston’s second time in the finals in the last three seasons, after falling to Golden State in six games in 2022. Dallas is in the title round for the first time since winning the championship against Miami in 2011.

Much will be made, and rightly so, of Irving and the Celtics meeting with a title on the line. Boston made a blockbuster move in 2017 by trading for Irving, with the hopes of seeing him grace its parquet floor in the NBA Finals.

Hey, it’ll happen now — just not as the sides envisioned seven years ago.

Irving was an All-Star in both of his Boston seasons, then left as a free agent to join the Brooklyn Nets in 2019 a few months after saying — vowing, really — that he would be staying with the Celtics. There have been some interesting moments in his returns to Boston; he’s been routinely booed and had a water bottle thrown at him, while he’s been fined for making an obscene gesture and raised ire by stomping on the Celtics’ leprechaun logo at midcourt following a Brooklyn playoff win there.

“Boston’s in the way and in between our goal,” Irving said when the West finals ended Thursday night.

Irving’s message to the Mavericks: Enjoy this moment.

“Nothing’s guaranteed in this league, especially making it to the finals every year,” said Irving, who won a title playing alongside LeBron James with Cleveland in 2016. “We couldn’t have done it without a collective responsibility, us working together every single day, practicing hard, doing the little things. We should reward ourselves by playing hard.”

Porzingis spent nearly three years in Dallas after being traded there by the New York Knicks in 2019. He’s in his first season in Boston and has been a huge part of the Celtics’ success — but got hurt in Round 1 against Miami and hasn’t played since, though it seems reasonable to think he may be ready for the NBA Finals.

“He’s progressing well and he’s working really hard to get back,” Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said.

The Celtics won the two head-to-head meetings against the Mavericks in the regular season, 119-110 at Dallas on Jan. 22 and then 138-110 in Boston on March 1.

The Mavericks didn’t have an answer for Tatum; he had 39 points in the January game, 32 in the March matchup. The Celtics didn’t have an answer for Doncic; he had triple-doubles in both games — 33 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists in January, then 37 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in March.

Those games won’t mean much now.

“This group believes,” said Mavericks coach Jason Kidd, who played for the Dallas team that won a title in 2011. “They believe in each other. … This is a special group.”

The Celtics are seeking their 18th title overall, which would break a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most in NBA history, and their first championship since 2008.

Against the Warriors two years ago, the championship experience of Golden State prevailed. Lessons were learned then, Boston has insisted since, and the Celtics will get a chance to finish the season differently this time.

“It’s a new challenge. It’s a different situation,” Celtics center Al Horford said. “I’m just excited to be in this position and to have this opportunity.”

The Celtics will have spent more than a week without a game before the finals start. Mazzulla said all that downtime won’t be spent idly.

“Nothing’s really valuable if you let it go to waste,” Mazzulla said. “Between now and June 6th, we have to take every experience that we’ve been through, and we’ve got to make sure we take advantage of it and that we utilize it to put ourselves in the best position to win.”


CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland added two more candidates to its coaching search Friday, receiving permission to interview New York Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant and Miami Heat assistant Chris Quinn, a person familiar with the process told The Associated Press.

Earlier this week, the Cavs began looking for J.B. Bickerstaff’s successor by getting clearance to speak with Golden State’s Kenny Atkinson and New Orleans’ James Borrego.

Bickerstaff was fired one week after Cleveland was knocked out in the second round of the NBA playoffs by Boston. The Cavs believe they have their pieces to compete for a championship and want a new voice.

The Cavs will further broaden their list of prospective candidates, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting during its first search for a coach in five years.

Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers are the only teams with coaching vacancies at the moment.

Bryant’s name has been linked for some time to the Cavs because of his background with Donovan Mitchell. The All-Star guard worked with Bryant in Utah and has credited him with helping him develop as a player.

Mitchell can sign a long-term extension with Cleveland this summer, and Bryant’s hiring could seal the deal.

Quinn, who is highly regarded in Miami, has been a candidate for several jobs in recent years. The Heat agreed to terms with assistant coach Caron Butler on a four-year deal earlier this week, and have been talking with Quinn and fellow assistant Malik Allen on new contracts as well.

Bickerstaff’s dismissal was somewhat shocking since he had guided the Cavs through the early stages of a rebuild and had made improvement each season.

He was forced to juggle his lineup almost this entire season due to injuries. The Cavs played the series against the Celtics without center Jarrett Allen because of a broken rib, while Mitchell sat out Cleveland’s final two games with a strained calf.

Bickerstaff took over for John Beilein midway through the 2019 season and went 170-159 in the regular season. He got the Cavs back to the playoffs for the first time since 2018 last season, but a first-round exit against the Knicks didn’t help his resume.


DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have parted ways with general manager Troy Weaver and hired Trajan Langdon on Friday as president of basketball operations.

Detroit has had the NBA’s worst record the past two seasons and won just 23% of its games over four years with Weaver in charge of basketball operations.

Langdon was hired by the New Orleans Pelicans as general manager in 2019 and they improved under him in each of the past five years, winning 49 games last season to trail the win total of only one team in franchise history.

The former Duke standout, who played in Cleveland for three seasons, previously was the Brooklyn Nets’ assistant general manager. The Pistons said he will hire other executives in an expanded front office.

Detroit hired Weaver nearly four years ago after he was with the Oklahoma City Thunder for 12 seasons, including three-plus years as vice president of basketball operations.

The Pistons announced in April that they were looking for new leadership after they finished 14-68, losing three more games than they did last season, and set an NBA single-season record with 28 consecutive losses.


The New Orleans Pelicans aren’t interested in taking the Los Angeles Lakers’ first-round pick in this year’s NBA draft, ESPN and reported, opting to defer that selection until 2025.

The Lakers own the 17th overall pick while the Pelicans have the No. 21 overall selection.

New Orleans gained the option as part of the 2019 trade that sent Anthony Davis to Los Angeles.

This is the third of three first-round picks from that deal.

ESPN reported that Pelicans executive David Griffin advised Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka of his decision Friday. The deadline for the Pelicans to decide to take the swap is Saturday.

The Lakers also have the No. 55 overall selection in the draft, which will be held June 26-27.


Former NBA player Drew Gordon, the older brother of Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon, died in a car crash on Thursday in Portland, Ore. He was 33.

The Nuggets confirmed his passing with ESPN’s Andscape. He is survived by his wife, Angela, and three children.

Drew Gordon appeared in nine games with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2014-15, playing a total of 71 minutes and contributing 17 points, 18 rebounds, two assists and one steal.

A McDonald’s All-American in high school in San Jose, Calif., Gordon played two seasons each at UCLA (2008-10) and New Mexico (2010-12).

He also competed in the NBA G League and played professionally overseas with stops in Serbia, Sardinia, Turkey, France, Lithuania, Ukraine and Russia. He earned All-Star honors in leagues in France and Russia.



Napheesa Collier posted racked up 14 points and 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx cruised to a 95-71 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night in Minneapolis.

Rookie Alissa Pili finished with a season-high 20 points on 7-for-9 shooting, including hitting all four of her 3-pointers, for Minnesota (5-2). Dorka Juhasz finished with 13 points and Cecilia Zandalasini chipped in 12 as the Lynx bounced back from a loss against the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday.

Kahleah Copper scored 21 points to lead the Mercury (3-5). Diana Taurasi finished with 14 points but made only 3 of 10 shots from the field, and Sophie Cunningham scored 13.

Minnesota shot 49.3 percent (36 of 73) overall and 40 percent (14 of 35) from beyond the arc. Phoenix shot 38.7 percent (24 of 62) from the field and 32.1 percent (9 of 28) from 3-point range.

Pili earned loud cheers from the bench for her breakout performance. Minnesota’s first-round pick out of Utah buried a pair of 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter. She scored 12 points in the period.

The Lynx led 72-49 at the end of the third quarter.

Collier helped Minnesota close the quarter on a 6-0 run. She made two free throws and a layup, and Juhasz added a pair of free throws.

Minnesota jumped to a 21-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The score was even at 8-8 before the Lynx finished the quarter on a 13-4 run. It started with nine straight points from the Lynx thanks to a basket by Alanna Smith, a 3-pointer by Courtney Williams, a jump shot by Williams and a layup by Smith.

By halftime, the Lynx increased their advantage to 55-31.

Minnesota went on an 8-0 run late in the half with a 3-pointer by Williams, a layup by Collier and a 3-pointer by Bridget Carleton. That made it 55-26 with 1:12 left.

Copper scored the final five points of the first half to chip into the Mercury’s deficit. She made two free throws with 44.5 seconds to go and hit a 3-pointer with 4.5 seconds left.


Allisha Gray hit 6 of her 7 attempts from 3-point range and scored a team-high 24 points, leading the Atlanta Dream to a 78-74 comeback win over the visiting Las Vegas Aces on Friday.

Rhyne Howard added 16 points for Atlanta (4-2), which won its second straight game. Cheyenne Parker-Tyus and Tina Charles tallied eight rebounds each to lead the team.

A’ja Wilson led Las Vegas (4-2) with 28 points and nine rebounds, followed by Kelsey Plum’s 19 points. Jackie Young added 15 points for the Aces, who had their two-game winning streak snapped.

Holding a six-point halftime lead, Las Vegas doubled its advantage on Plum’s triple and Wilson’s three-point play, taking a 40-28 lead with 8:34 left in the third quarter.

Atlanta then responded with a 16-5 run, forcing an Aces timeout after Aerial Powers’ layup and Gray’s 3-pointer cut the deficit to 45-44 with 3:48 remaining in the third quarter.

Out of the timeout, Gray knocked down another triple, giving the Dream their first lead since the first quarter.

Following Wilson’s three-point play with two seconds left, the score was knotted at 53 entering the fourth.

From there, Wilson’s step back jumper put Las Vegas ahead 60-56 with 7:57 left, but Parker-Tyus’ three-point play tied the game at 62 at the 6:24 mark.

With 3:45 left, Clark’s three-pointer cut the Aces’ deficit to 69-67 before Howard doubled the lead with a pullup jumper on the next possession.

Leading 71-70 with 1:02 left, Howard knocked down a pair of free throws. After forcing two straight stops on defense, the Dream went up 74-70 on Powers’ free throw with 26.1 seconds left.

Young’s layup cut the lead in half with 22 seconds left, before Powers made another pair of free throws, putting Atlanta up 76-72.

Gray made two more foul shots to cement the Atlanta victory.

In a low-scoring first quarter, Las Vegas led 11-10 after Crystal Dangerfield’s jumper beat the buzzer for Atlanta. The Aces shot just 4-for-19 (21.1 percent) from the field, while the Dream shot 4-for-20 (20 percent).

Las Vegas began the second quarter on a 13-3 run, stamped with Young’s three-point play at the 6:31 mark. The Dream answered with a 6-0 spurt, cutting their deficit to 24-19 on Howard’s pullup jumper.

Minutes later, back-to-back layups from Haley Jones and Howard trimmed the Aces’ lead to 26-23, forcing a Las Vegas timeout.

Las Vegas led 34-28 at halftime, thanks to Wilson’s team-high 12 points. Howard and Dangerfield paced the Dream with seven apiece.


Brionna Jones scored 22 points and Alyssa Thomas added 15 points, 14 assists and a key block in the final seconds as the unbeaten Connecticut Sun outlasted the visiting Dallas Wings 74-72 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn.

The Sun (7-0) extended their best start to a season by using a late first-quarter run and then a 11-0 surge in the second to shake off their early doldrums and take charge. Connecticut led by six points at halftime and by 14 late in the third quarter.

Dallas went up 72-69 on a 3-pointer by Sevgi Uzun with 1:20 to play before Thomas’ driving layup 10 seconds later brought Connecticut to within a point.

Thomas put the Sun back in front 73-72 with a layup with 38 seconds left but missed two free throws with 22 seconds remaining that could have extended the lead.

Thomas made amends by blocking Kalani Brown’s jumper on the ensuing possession with 9 seconds left. Uzun missed for the Wings with 5 seconds to play and then had a turnover after the Sun’s Tyasha Harris made a free throw with 1 second remaining.

DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Sun.

Arike Ogunbowale led Dallas (3-3) with 21 points while Maddy Siegrist added 17 and Teaira McCowan and Brown had 10 points each.

The Wings were flying high early in the first quarter, soaring to a 21-10 lead after McCowan’s putback layup at the 3:10 mark.

Connecticut finally found its stride, scoring the final eight points of the period to climb back to within 21-18 after 10 minutes of play.

Thomas’ running layup to open scoring in the second quarter punctuated a 10-0 run for the Sun and pulled it to within 21-20. Bonner’s layup with 5:21 to play in the period gave Connecticut a 28-27 lead and was part of an 11-point run that was capped by a three-point play by DiJonai Carrington that stoked the Sun’s advantage to 35-27 with 3:46 left before halftime. Connecticut carried a 40-34 lead into the break.

Ogunbowale led all scorers with 11 points over the first two quarters while Jones paced the Sun with eight points in the half. Dallas outshot the home team 57.1 percent to 46.9 percent.


Sabrina Ionescu’s 24 points and four 3-pointers led the way for the New York Liberty, who used a 32-point outburst in the first quarter to keep the visiting Washington Mystics winless with a 90-79 victory on Friday.

Breanna Stewart’s fifth double-double of the season (18 points, 15 rebounds) also helped boost the Liberty (6-2), who won their second straight after two straight losses. Kayla Thornton (20 points) and Jonquel Jones (16 points, 10 rebounds) also eclipsed double digits for New York.

The game was within single digits for the majority of the second half, but after falling behind in the fourth quarter, the Liberty responded with a 12-2 run in the last five minutes of the game. A pair of 3-pointers from Jones and Thornton coupled with four points from Stewart locked up another victory for New York.

Washington’s 0-8 start matches the worst start in franchise history, set by the 2007 rendition of the team. The team has not won a game since their regular-season finale against the Liberty last season.

Ariel Atkins was one of the few bright spots of the Mystics’ loss. Her team-leading 15 points marked her fifth double-digit performance of the season, while Shakira Austin’s 12-point performance marked the only other double-digit output by a Washington starter.

Myisha Hines-Allen and Jade Melbourne both contributed 11 points off the bench, but their efforts were not enough to push the Mystics over the top.

Ionescu scored 15 of her points in the first quarter alone, helping New York build its initial cushion. She went 3-of-5 from 3-point range, including back-to-back treys with less than 3 minutes to go that helped the Liberty build a 27-10 lead. She then beat the buzzer from 30 feet to end the period for a 32-17 advantage.

The Mystics responded with a 28-point second quarter to draw within 49-45 at the break.



ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two quick power-play goals, Stuart Skinner stopped 19 shots and the Edmonton Oilers beat the top-seeded Dallas Stars 3-1 in the Western Conference Final on Friday night to take a 3-2 series lead.

There hadn’t been a power-play goal by either team in this series until Nugent-Hopkins scored on a rebound only 18 seconds after a penalty in the first period. That was 2 seconds longer than it took for him to score when the Oilers got a man advantage again after a penalty just a minute into the second period.

Game 6 is Sunday night in Edmonton. With a win at home, the Oilers would advance to their first Stanley Cup Final since 2006. They were 5-12-1 in November and had already made a coaching change.

Philip Broberg scored a goal from just inside the blue line for the Oilers. Evan Bouchard assisted on both of the power-play goals, while captain Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl each had a helper on one of them.

The Stars jumped ahead 2-0 in the first 5:29 of Game 4 at Edmonton, and looked as though they were ready to take a stranglehold on the series. Instead, they didn’t have another goal for nearly 109 minutes stretched over six periods for their longest scoring drought of the season.

Edmonton scored eight consecutive goals, getting even by the end of the first period Wednesday night, part of five unanswered goals in a 5-2 victory before going ahead 3-0 on Friday. The Stars, now 4-6 at home this postseason, finally got another puck in the net when Wyatt Johnston scored with 5:51 left.

Dallas’ Jake Oettinger had 23 saves.



The Baltimore Orioles will be without starters John Means and Tyler Wells for the rest of the season.

Baltimore general manager Mike Elias told reporters Friday that Means and Wells need surgery to repair damage to their ulnar collateral ligaments and will miss the remainder of the 2024 campaign.

Means and Wells each had Tommy John surgery, but it wasn’t clear whether either would need another one, or another form of UCL procedure.

Means, a 31-year-old left-hander, pitched well in limited time this season. He has a 2-0 record and a 2.61 ERA in four starts, striking out 16 in 20 2/3 innings.

Set to become a free agent after this season, Means is 23-26 with a 3.68 ERA over his seven-year big-league career.

Right-hander Wells, 29, went 0-2 in three starts in 2024 and put up a 5.87 ERA. He’s 16-18 with a 4.06 ERA over four seasons in the majors.

The Orioles, 35-19 entering Friday’s games, have a current rotation of Corbin Burnes, Cole Irvin, Grayson Rodriguez, Kyle Bradish and Albert Suarez.

Another rotation piece, Dean Kremer, was placed on the injured list a week ago with a strained triceps.


San Francisco Giants minor league shortstop Anthony Tandron was handed an unpaid, 56-game suspension Friday for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

Tandron, who was positive for the substance Boldenone, is a prospect on the Dominican Summer League Giants roster.

A news release from MLB said he specifically violated MLB’s drug prevention and treatment program for minor league players assigned outside the U.S. and Canada.

Tandron’s suspension will go into effect when the 2024 DSL season begins next month.

Tandron, 18, is not ranked among the top 30 prospects in the Giants’ system by MLB Pipeline.


Aaron Judge launched two home runs in his first game at Oracle Park, Marcus Stroman was effective into the eighth inning and the New York Yankees beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 in the first of a three-game road series Friday night.

The Yankees trailed 1-0 when Anthony Volpe and Juan Soto hit back-to-back singles against Giants starter Jordan Hicks (4-2) in the third inning. Judge, who is a native of Northern California, followed with a three-run homer to left field.

New York broke the game opener later in the inning. Gleyber Torres singled and Anthony Rizzo doubled, and both scored on a passed ball by Patrick Bailey. Rizzo scored from second when reliever Taylor Rogers mishandled Bailey’s throw to the plate.

Hicks was charged with both of those runs, one of which was unearned. He allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings with four strikeouts and no walks. Stroman (5-2) gave up two runs and six hits in 7 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Phillies 4, Cardinals 2

Edmundo Sosa hit a two-run homer to lift host Philadelphia past St. Louis.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola (7-2) allowed three hits and two runs with six strikeouts and two walks in 6 1/3 innings. Jeff Hoffman struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his fifth save.

Brandon Crawford hit a home run and single and Nolan Arenado also went deep for the Cardinals, who had won two straight. Crawford and Arenado accounted for all three of the Cardinals’ hits.

Marlins 8, Rangers 2

Jesus Sanchez smacked a three-run homer and doubled twice to lead host Miami to a victory over Texas in the opener of a three-game set.

Nick Gordon hit a two-run homer as part of a three-RBI night for the Marlins, who have won 10 of 15 games following a horrendous 11-32 start. Jake Burger had three hits and two runs and Otto Lopez also had three hits.

Josh Smith homered for Texas, which had a three-game winning streak halted and has dropped 13 of its past 18. Corey Seager doubled in the ninth to reach base in his 23rd consecutive game. But he failed to homer after going deep eight times over the previous eight games.

Guardians 7, Nationals 1

David Fry’s three-run homer broke open a tight game after Tanner Bibee allowed one run over 6 1/3 innings, and Cleveland won its eighth straight at home by beating Washington.

Bibee (4-1) struck out seven and held the Nationals to three hits. In the top of the seventh, Luis Garcia knocked his second of three singles and eventually scored on Eddie Rosario’s one-out double into the right field corner, which chased Bibee.

The Guardians led 2-1 entering their half of the seventh and added a run when Josh Naylor beat out a potential inning-ending double-play ball with the bases loaded. Fry followed with his eighth home run of the season.

Orioles 3, Rays 1

Jorge Mateo hit a tiebreaking, two-out double in the sixth inning as Baltimore defeated visiting Tampa Bay to open a three-game series.

Ryan Mountcastle, Anthony Santander and Mateo each had two hits for the Orioles, who have won seven of their past eight. The Rays, who scored on Ben Rortvedt’s RBI single, lost their fourth consecutive series opener and failed in a bid to return to .500.

Orioles starter Albert Suarez gave up one run on four hits in five innings. Cionel Perez (1-0) threw one shutout inning in relief to earn the win, and Craig Kimbrel worked the ninth for his 13th save.

Braves 4, Athletics 2

Atlanta right-hander Reynaldo Lopez, working on an extra day of rest, threw six strong innings in defeating visiting Oakland in the opener of a three-game series.

Lopez (3-2) allowed one run on four hits and two walks, and struck out a season-high eight. It was the sixth time he has allowed no more than one run this season. Pierce Johnson and Joe Jimenez pitched scoreless innings, and Raisel Iglesias allowed a run in the ninth and earned his 14th save.

Oakland starter JP Sears (4-4) when seven innings, allowing four runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Left-hander Brady Basso, recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day, made his big-league debut in the eighth inning and fanned the first batter he faced, National League home run leader Marcell Ozuna.

Blue Jays 5, Pirates 3 (14 innings)

Davis Schneider hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 14th inning and Toronto defeated visiting Pittsburgh.

Schneider hit his seventh homer of the season with two outs against Kyle Nicolas (0-1) on a blast to right to extend Toronto’s winning streak to four games. The Blue Jays opened a seven-game homestand with their first walk-off win of the season.

Each team tallied a run in the 11th and 12th innings to keep the game going. Toronto’s Genesis Cabrera (2-1) pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings to earn the win. Pittsburgh’s loss in the opener of the three-game series dropped them to 1-2 on their five-game road trip.

Padres 11, Royals 8

Jake Cronenworth’s go-ahead two-run single sparked a nine-run eighth inning as San Diego held off host Kansas City.

With the bases loaded, Cronenworth’s hit put the Padres ahead 4-3. He also delivered an RBI double as San Diego set a club record with 11 hits in the inning. Luis Arraez had four singles — two in the eighth — and scored three runs. It was his fifth four-hit game of the year, and his 82 hits lead the majors.

Padres starter Dylan Cease gave up three runs on five hits with five strikeouts and one walk in 5 1/3 innings. Robert Suarez got the final out for his 17th save. Bobby Witt Jr. went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Nelson Velazquez hit a solo homer in a five-run ninth for the Royals, who have lost five of six.

Brewers 12, White Sox 5

Christian Yelich had five hits, including his 300th career double, and drove in five runs to pace host Milwaukee to a comeback victory over Chicago, which has lost a season-high nine games.

Yelich went 5-for-6 with two doubles and three singles. His second double, the 300th of his 12-year career, keyed a six-run seventh inning when the Brewers went in front 10-5. Yelich also singled home one of Milwaukee’s two runs in the eighth.

Tommy Pham and Paul DeJong each had two hits for the White Sox, who have lost 13 of their past 14 and 15 of 18.

Rockies 4, Dodgers 1

Ezequiel Tovar had a home run among his three hits, Dakota Hudson pitched into the eighth inning and Colorado earned a victory in the opener of a three-game road series against Los Angeles.

Kris Bryant and Brendan Rodgers each delivered an RBI during a three-run third as the Rockies held on to win for the fourth time in their past five games and for the 13th time in their last 20. The Rockies ended a seven-game road losing streak against the Dodgers, including an 0-6 mark in 2023.

Rookie Andy Pages had two hits for the Dodgers but also had an error in center field that allowed one of Colorado’s third-inning runs to score. Los Angeles right-hander Walker Buehler (1-3) gave up four runs (three earned) on six hits over six innings in his fifth start after a nearly two-year absence following elbow surgery.

Mariners 5, Angels 4

Ty France hit a tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Seattle defeated visiting Los Angeles in the opener of a three-game series between the American League West rivals.

France went 3-for-3 and added a double and three RBIs for the division-leading Mariners, who won for the fifth time in their past six games. Angels pinch hitter Jo Adell hit a grand slam with two outs in seventh to tie the score at 4-4. Los Angeles has lost six of seven.

France’s homer, on a 2-2 changeup from Angels left-hander Matt Moore (1-2), hit the facade of the second deck in left field at T-Mobile Park and was measured at 417 feet. Ryne Stanek (3-0) got the victory and Andres Munoz worked the ninth for his 12th save. Munoz picked off Kevin Pillar at first base for the final out with Adell at the plate.

Twins 6, Astros 1

Pablo Lopez twirled seven strong innings while Trevor Larnach and Carlos Santana slugged home runs as visiting Minnesota maximized its five extra-base hits en route to a victory over Houston.

Lopez (5-5) snapped a three-start skid by matching his season high for innings pitched. He allowed one run on six hits and one walk while recording six strikeouts to earn his first victory since May 9.

The Twins won for the eighth time in 10 games by making Astros starter Ronel Blanco (5-1) work. Carlos Correa hit an RBI double before Alex Kirilloff delivered a sacrifice fly that supplied the Twins a 2-0 lead in the third. Larnach clubbed a two-run homer off Blanco with one out in the fifth.

Mets 10, Diamondbacks 9

Starling Marte had two hits and four RBIs for New York, which ended its worst May in more than three decades with a win over visiting Arizona in the second game of a four-game series.

Mark Vientos, who became New York’s starting third baseman when Brett Baty was demoted to Triple-A Syracuse earlier Friday, had three singles and two RBIs as the Mets won their final two games of the month to finish 9-19 in May — their worst record in May since the 1993 team went 9-18 on its way to finishing 59-103.

The Diamondbacks, who have lost five straight to fall a season-worst seven games under .500, almost came back from a 10-5 deficit in the ninth, when Joc Pederson hit a three-run home run and Christian Walker went deep on the next pitch. Reed Garrett then struck out Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to end the game.

Red Sox 7, Tigers 3

Ceddanne Rafaela recorded his first career multi-homer game and drove in five as host Boston pulled away from Detroit.

David Hamilton went 3-for-4 while Dominic Smith and Connor Wong each had two hits as the Red Sox finished with 12 hits. Boston starter Tanner Houck (5-5) gave up one run on three hits with six strikeouts and two walks in seven innings. He lowered his ERA to 1.85.

Riley Greene went 2-for-4 with a double, and Colt Keith hit a two-run home run for the Tigers.

Reds 5, Cubs 4

Santiago Espinal hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run and Elly De La Cruz threw out the tying run at the plate in the ninth to help visiting Cincinnati beat Chicago.

Reds relief pitcher Fernando Cruz (2-5) didn’t allow a hit in 1 1/3 innings and Alexis Diaz allowed one run on two hits in the ninth for his 11th save.

Ian Happ homered and finished the game with three RBIs for Chicago. Cubs reliever Drew Smyly (2-3) allowed two runs on one hit, walking three and striking out three.



A night after registering just one hit in a loss, Stanford broke out with runs in five consecutive innings to beat Oklahoma State 8-0 in six innings in an elimination game at the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City on Friday.

Stanford (49-16) will take on either Oklahoma or UCLA in an elimination game Sunday.
Oklahoma State’s season ends 49-12 after making its fifth consecutive WCWS appearance.

The Cardinal are 4-0 in elimination games in this NCAA Tournament. NiJaree Canady (23-6) had seven strikeouts and three walks in a complete-game victory.

Ava Gall and Kaitlyn Lim each homered for the Cardinal. Gall hit a solo shot in the second for the first run of the game.

Oklahoma State’s best chance to score came in the fifth, when Micaela Wark took Canady deep to center. But Stanford center fielder Emily Jones leaped at the wall and snagged Wark’s drive to keep the Cowgirls off the board.

Jones made another big play in the sixth, coming in to make a diving catch on Karli Godwin’s sinking liner.


OKLAHOMA CITY — Marlie Giles blasted a sixth-inning solo home run to lift Alabama to a 2-1 victory over Duke in the Women’s College World Series on Friday.

The Crimson Tide (39-19) will take on Texas or Florida on Sunday in an elimination game. Duke’s season ends at 52-9 after their first-ever appearance in the WCWS.

Alabama had just three hits going into the sixth, before Giles reached out and poked left-hander Cassidy Curd’s 1-0 offering out to right-center field for her team-leading seventh home run of the season.

The Crimson Tide took the lead in the first on an unearned run after Kenleigh Cahalan reached second on an error and came around on Giles’ double.

Giles missed more than a month of the season with a broken arm before returning in early May.

Duke’s Ana Gold tied it with a solo homer to left-center off Jocelyn Briski in the second.

After Gold’s one-out single in the fourth, Alabama brought in Kayla Beaver, who went the distance in the Crimson Tide’s 4-1 opening-round loss to UCLA.

Beaver (19-10) was excellent, retiring all 11 batters she faced, including striking out pinch-hitter Sarah Goddard to end the game and keep the Crimson Tide alive.

Beaver threw 45 pitches, 39 for strikes.



IRVING, Texas (AP) — Big 12 schools will share in a record $470 million of revenue distribution, the conference announced Friday when wrapping up its first spring meetings as a 14-team league and before growing by two more teams.

While the 10 full-share members will get smaller amounts than they got last year because of the addition of the four schools that joined the league for the 2023-24 academic year, Commissioner Brett Yormark said the conference is more relevant than it has ever been.

“We went with stability as a conference and we felt it was investing in all the right ways and for all the right reasons,” Yormark said. “Clearly that was the right one for this conference as we think about where we’re going.”

First-year members BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF each will get partial shares of about $18 million each. That leaves about $398 million to be split among the league’s other 10 schools, including Oklahoma and Texas before they move this summer to the Southeastern Conference.

About $440 million was distributed last year.

The Big 12 will grow to 16 teams with the additions of Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah from the Pac-12, officially on Aug. 1. The four incoming schools took part in this week’s meetings, while Oklahoma and Texas did not.

Yormark said the increases came as a result of bigger College Football Playoff and bowl revenues, growth in ticket revenue across all of the conference championships and sponsorship after streamlining that to be handled directly by the conference instead of using outside parties.

According to tax filings released last week, the five power conferences generated $3.55 billion in the 2022-23 fiscal year, with the Big Ten reporting revenue of $879.9 million compared with $852.6 million for the SEC. The ACC saw the most significant increase, going from $617 million in 2021-22 to $707 million.

The Pac-12, which will see 10 of its 12 members disperse to other conferences in 2024-25, generated $603.9 million. The Big 12 was fifth at $510.7 million, which was before distributions when it was still only a 10-member league.

Like the other leagues, the Big 12 is preparing for big changes after news of a landmark $2.8 billion settlement that will transform how athletes are compensated. The power conferences last week agreed to settle a host of antitrust claims that could start steering millions of dollars directly to athletes as soon as the 2025 fall semester.

“I think we ended up in a fair and reasonable place,” Yormark said. “Obviously, it’s going to be a changing landscape. But I also do see opportunities in that changing landscape, and the work really starts now. A lot of work to be done. I look at this as a bit of a reset for our industry. And we’re prepared for that. The ADs, myself, the board, we’ve been discussing that reset for quite some time. So it’s not coming as a surprise.”

When he became the Big 12 commissioner two summers ago, Yormark was an executive with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and a former CEO of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. He spent almost 15 years with the Nets, overseeing the club’s move from New Jersey and construction of the Barclays Center, and previously was with NASCAR, where he oversaw a $750 million agreement with Nextel Communications for naming rights to the circuit’s top racing series.

“Since I took this job, you know, I said from day one, I was open for business. And I guess you could say we’re open for business now more so than ever before,” Yormark said. “When I think about my background, I certainly do believe that collegiate athletics is shifting, more closely to where I came from than where we are today.”

Unlike when he first got to the Big 12, “open for business” this time isn’t a reference to any further expansion plans.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia will pay $9 million in a settlement related to a 2022 campus shooting that killed three football players and wounded two students, a lawyer representing some of the victims and their families said Friday.

But some of the families are calling for more: The immediate release of an independent probe into the shooting that was completed last year. Its focus included efforts by the university to assess the potential threat of the student who was eventually charged with murder as well as recommendations from what was learned.

Kimberly Wald, an attorney who represents some of the families, said the university should have removed the alleged shooter from campus before the attack because he displayed multiple red flags through erratic and unstable behavior.

“This settlement today is only one small step for these families — there is much to be done,” said Wald, an attorney with the Miami-based Haggard Law Firm. “If there is one lesson, even one lesson that we can learn from that report, we need to know it now … We need to protect lives now.”

University officials postponed the report’s release last year over concerns that it could affect the alleged shooter’s upcoming trial.

“We are committed to providing it as soon as we can be sure that doing so will not interfere in any way with the criminal proceeding,” UVA President Jim Ryan said last fall.

The school in Charlottesville will pay $2 million each to the families of the three students who died, the maximum allowable under Virginia law, said Wald, who represents the estate of D’Sean Perry. The other two students who died were Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis Jr.

The university will pay $3 million total to the two students who were wounded Mike Hollins, a fourth member of the football team, and Marlee Morgan, who Wald also represents.

The settlement was negotiated outside of court and did not follow the filing of a lawsuit, Wald said. However, every settlement in Virginia must be approved by a judge. The settlement with UVA was accepted by a judge in Albemarle County Circuit Court on Friday afternoon.

The agreements also were approved by Virginia Gov. Glenn Younkin and state Attorney General Jason Miyares, the university said in a statement.

UVA Rector Robert Hardie and President Ryan said in the statement Friday that the three students’ lives “were tragically cut short” and the young men “have been ever present in our minds.”

“We will forever remember the impact that Devin, Lavel, and D’Sean had on our community, and we are grateful for the moments they spent in our presence uplifting UVA through their time in the classroom and on the football field,” the statement said.

Police said Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a UVA student and former member of the school’s football team, carried out the shooting. It occurred when he and others had returned by charter bus to campus from a field trip to see a play in Washington, authorities said.

The violence that erupted near a parking garage set off panic and a 12-hour lockdown of the campus until the suspect was captured. His trial on murder charges and other counts is scheduled for January.

Within days of the shooting, university leaders asked for an outside review to investigate UVA’s safety policies and procedures, its response to the violence and its prior efforts to assess the potential threat of the student who was eventually charged. School officials acknowledged he previously had been on the radar of the university’s threat-assessment team.

The report was completed in October, and UVA said it would release it in November. But UVA’s stance changed over concerns about affecting Jones’ trial.

Happy Perry, who lost her son D’Sean Perry, said Friday that the report should be released now if it can help prevent similar shootings.

“As a mom, I want to know what happened. It is my right to know what happened,” she said during a Zoom call with reporters. “At this point, it is an issue of public safety and national security that we get that report.”

Brenda Hollins, whose son Mike Hollins was shot and wounded, said she felt mixed emotions Friday in the wake of the settlement. And she talked about how devastated and changed all of the families are.

“You put on your smile, and throughout the day you may be able to move forward,” Hollins said during the Zoom call. “But then it just creeps up on you. And if you do not address it at that moment, then it consumes you.”



The Buffalo Bills are signing wrestler Gable Steveson to a standard three-year rookie deal, his agent told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Steveson hasn’t played football in the past and hadn’t worn cleats until a workout with the Bills, per Schefter. He’s expected to play defensive line for Buffalo.

“I have been fortunate to compete at the highest level of competition in my sport but am looking forward to the challenge of seeing how my wrestling skills may translate to football,” Steveson said, according to Schefter.

The 24-year-old was a dominant college wrestler, winning back-to-back NCAA Division I titles at 285 pounds in 2021 and 2022. He also earned a bronze finish in 2019.

The Minnesota product carried that success to the international stage, capturing a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by defeating Georgian opponent Geno Petriashvili.

Buffalo’s defensive line features Ed Oliver, DaQuan Jones, and rookie DeWayne Carter in its interior, among others. Greg Rousseau, A.J. Epenesa, and Von Miller are expected to be the team’s primary edge rushers.

Steveson was recently released from the WWE after spending three years in its developmental program.



Ryan Fox of New Zealand and Robert MacIntyre of Scotland will enter the weekend tied for the lead at the RBC Canadian Open after strong rounds Friday at Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ontario.

MacIntyre shot a 4-under 66 early in the day to be the first to reach 10-under 130 for the tournament. Fox got hot in the afternoon and tied MacIntyre at 10 under by shooting a 6-under 64.

The duo is two shots ahead of Joel Dahmen, whose bogey-free 65 on Friday pushed him into third place at 8 under. Canadian Mackenzie Hughes matched Fox’s 64 for the round of the day and moved into a tie at 7 under with Andrew Novak (67) and first-round leader David Skinns of England (71).

Fox started on the back nine and birdied four holes going out. Consecutive birdies at the fourth and fifth got him to 10 under, and after a bogey at the next hole, Fox rolled in a 14-foot birdie, his seventh of the round, on the par-4 ninth to match MacIntyre again.

Rory McIlroy, the highest-ranked player in the field and a two-time Canadian Open champion, struggled to a 2-over 72, and the Northern Irishman dropped to 2 under for the tournament.

The projected cut line was even par as Friday’s action finished up. Defending champion Nick Taylor of Canada (3 over) did not reach the weekend. Others projected to miss the cut included Cameron Young (1 over), Canadians Mike Weir (1 over) and Adam Hadwin (2 over) and World No. 12 Sahith Theegala (5 over).


Wichanee Meechai of Thailand kicked off her round with four straight birdies before signing for a 3-under 67 and taking a two-shot lead into the weekend at the U.S. Women’s Open on Friday at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

Meechai is 4-under 136 at the midway point of the major championship, one of only four players under par. Andrea Lee shot her second consecutive 69 to sit in second place at 2 under. Former U.S. Women’s Open champions Minjee Lee of Australia (69 on Friday) and Yuka Saso of Japan (71) are tied for third place at 1 under.

They’re all looking up at Meechai, a 31-year-old ranked 158th in the world who has never won in the United States.

“To be honest, before the tee time, I was so nervous,” Meechai said. “I just talked to my manager, like my hands just shaking, my brain just stop working. But trying to commit to the shot. I know that the course is hard; just go with the flow probably. That’s my point, and just have fun.”

Meechai began her round on the back nine and dialed up a tight approach shot 6 feet of the cup at the par-4 10th hole. She one-upped herself at the par-4 11th, landing her second shot inside 5 feet. Then came a 5-foot birdie putt at the par-3 12th and another at the par-5 13th.

“To be honest, I don’t know who she is the first four holes, but I’m glad that she came,” Meechai joked.

She cooled off and bogeyed three holes before getting back on the birdie train at the par-4 fourth. Her final birdie was a 9-foot putt at the par-3 eighth — her longest birdie putt of the day.

Lee also started on the back nine, playing it in 2-over 37 before a hot streak of her own.

The 25-year-old Californian hit out of a fairway bunker at the par-4 first and watched her ball roll from right to left up the green, finding the pin and dropping for an unlikely eagle.

“Pulled my driver off the tee but had a pretty good lie in the bunker, so I knew if I just hit it solid and got it up anywhere on the green I could two-putt and make a par,” Lee said. “As soon as I hit it, I knew it was a good shot. I saw it kind of land in the front portion of the green and then I saw it trickle from there. I looked away and I was like, it’s on the green, it’s fine.”

It gave her a shot of momentum and she birdied the next three holes to get to 4 under for the week, but a pair of late bogeys brought her back.

Saso, the 18-hole leader and 2021 U.S. Women’s Open champ, had two birdies to three bogeys on Friday. Minjee Lee, who won in 2022, had two birdies and two bogeys on the back nine (her first nine) and came home strong, with a birdie and eight pars on the front nine.

“There’s definitely higher scores out there. Pars and birdies feel like gold right now,” Lee said.

Amateurs Megan Schofill and Asterisk Talley are part of a large tie for fifth at 1 over. Talley, a 15-year-old high school freshman, is the youngest player in the field yet she’s having a better week than many of the best golfers in the world.

“I feel like my expectations were to at least make the cut,” Talley said. “That’s what I wanted to do. Then if I achieved that, I wanted to get low amateur. But I feel like that’s still achievable even after today’s round.”

The most notable player to miss the 8-over cut line was World No. 1 Nelly Korda, who followed Thursday’s disastrous 80 with an even-par 70 to miss the weekend by two shots.

“There’s not many low scores out here, and I was pretty far back,” Korda said. “Tried to give it my all. That’s what I do with every round. I had nothing to lose, so that was kind of like the mentality. Just go for it.”

Former champions Brittany Lang (9 over), Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn (10 over), In Gee Chun of South Korea (12 over) and Allisen Corpuz (12 over) also missed the cut. Chun won in 2015 the last time the major was held at Lancaster, while Corpuz was the defending champion.



World No. 1 Iga Swiatek celebrated her 23rd birthday in Grand Slam fashion on Friday, defeating Czech Marie Bouzkova 6-4, 6-2 to easily move into the Round of 16 at the French Open in Paris.

Swiatek, of Poland, advanced to the fourth round at Paris for the sixth consecutive year. She has won the past two titles and three overall at Roland Garros.

She needed just 93 minutes to defeat Bouzkova — who has 10 career wins against top-10 players — in their first-ever match. Swiatek struck 32 winners compared to 16 for Bouzkova and broke her serve four times.

The victory continued an incredible run at Roland Garros, where Swiatek is 18-0 in the first week of the tournament in her career and 32-2 overall.

Also posting an efficient win Friday was third-seeded Coco Gauff, who eliminated Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine 6-2, 6-4. While Gauff wasn’t at her sharpest — eight winners compared to 24 unforced errors — she won the match on defense, breaking Yastremska’s serve in five of nine service games.

It’s become a strength for reigning U.S. Open champ Gauff this season, winning 49 percent of her return games, according to the WTA.

“One thing I learned from Serena (Williams), she would spend probably like an hour sometimes literally just hitting returns,” Gauff said, per the WTA Tour website. “I took inspiration from that because that’s the first part of the point. I think the average rally is like four or five balls. The first two balls are really important.

“For me, returns were something I was working on a lot because my return-made percentage honestly used to be really, really bad like a couple years ago. I’d be curious to look at those stats.”

Awaiting Gauff in the next round with a spot in the quarterfinals at stake is unseeded Elisabetta Cocciaretto of Italy, who defeated No. 17 seed Liudmila Samsonova of Russia 7-6 (4), 6-2.

Swiatek will take on Anastasia Potapova of Russia, a 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-4 winner against Xinyu Wang of China.

Also moving to the fourth round were Czech Marketa Vondrousova, the fifth seed, and eighth-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia, both straight-sets winners.

Vondrousova defeated France’s Chloe Paquet 6-1, 6-3, while Jabeur topped Canada’s Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Other winners were Olga Danilovic of Serbia and Clara Tauson of Denmark.



The Columbus Crew welcome the return of star forward Cucho Hernandez when they travel to Mexico play CF Pachuca in the final of the CONCACAF Champions Cup on Saturday.

Hernandez, the 2023 MLS Cup MVP, missed the past three league matches due to a sore back while the Crew rolled off road victories in each. He has four goals and an assist in nine MLS matches and two goals in five Champions Cup appearances.

“The idea is he’s going to be available. He wants to have a good game and we want that also,” Crew coach Wilfried Nancy said. “We are all happy that he’s back and hopefully he’s going to be able to have a good performance.”

Saturday’s winner qualifies for the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup next summer in the United States. The 32-team field includes renowned clubs such Manchester City, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan.

The Crew can use all the help it can get to defeat Pachuca, which has won all five of their previous finals of the Champions Cup (the former Champions League) in 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2017.

Columbus seeks to become the second MLS team in the modern era to win the Champions Cup (Seattle Sounders, 2022). Since 2011, Real Salt Lake, CF Montreal, Toronto FC and Los Angeles FC lost in the finals when it was aggregate goals over two matches.

D.C. United (1998) and the Los Angeles Galaxy (2000) won previous versions of the tournament.

“I think it’s a good moment for the team,” said Crew forward Diego Rossi, who has three goals in six Champions Cup appearances this season. “Obviously it’s a different competition, but I think the team is good, working hard. For me, it’s the most important thing to go and have a great game there in the final.”

The match will be played at Estadio Hidalgo, which sits 7,979 feet above sea level. Crew players were given altitude tents for home use and trained with elevation training masks.

“We’re just trying to get as acclimated as we can,” Crew captain Darlington Nagbe said. “Every little bit helps. At the end of the day, though, altitude is altitude. It’s two good teams playing against each other.”




Indiana, May 31, 2024 — The highly anticipated Lacrosse Championships are set to take place on Saturday, June 1, 2024, and fans can watch all the action live on The Girls Championship will be held at Noblesville, while the Boys Championship will take place at Westfield.

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Warren Central dominated the sprints and jumps at the IHSAA State Finals, finishing first in the team race with 57.5 points. It was the most points a team had scored since North Central (Ind.) in 2019. The Warriors were able to accomplish this feat with only four girls competing: Jila Vaden, Laila Smith, Kira Smith, and Samaya Smith.

Bloomington North had a more balanced effort to take second place, scoring 41 points across the hurdles, throws, long jump, and 800-meter race.

Hamilton Southeastern and Carroll (Fort Wayne) finished in third and fourth with 29 and 26, while Brownsburg and Carmel tied for fifth place with 24 points.

Find some of the storylines from Friday afternoon/evening below:

Hadley Lucas sets two meet records, winning disus and shot put

Mallory Weller’s strong anchor leg secures 4x800m win

Warren Central takes the top 2 spots in LJ, Kya Crooke gets redemption

Amy Luttrell PRs in win, builds on last year’s 5th-place finish

Maya Taylor finishes out fast season with state 100m title

Five athletes score in both hurdle events, headlined by Laila Smith

Nicki Southerland leads 1600 and 800 wire-to-wire

Fort Wayne Carroll wins photo-finish 4x100m relay

Omema Anyanwu fastest around track with a 56.18

Upset filled 200m prelims give way to upset filled final

Top three run away from the field in the 3200m

Carmer goes from third to first in final leg of 4x400m relay



INDIANAPOLIS – Matt Gorski launched his ninth home run in his last 16 games as the Indianapolis Indians were defeated by the Omaha Storm Chasers, 4-1, on Friday evening at Victory Field.

Heading into the sixth, the contest was tied 1-1 after Logan Porter roped an RBI single off Indians starter Domingo Germán (L, 0-2) in the top of the first inning. Gorski, however, responded with a solo home run to even the score in the third. The Storm Chasers (36-16) secured the lead on a three-run blast, courtesy of Brian O’Keefe, to put Omaha ahead and cap their scoring.

Gorski continued to show his strength as he notched another home run to cap his dominating month for the Indians (24-29). In 23 games in May, the former Indiana University standout hit .280 with 15 extra base hits, 28 RBIs and a 1.050 OPS.

Evan Sisk (W, 4-0) tossed 2.1 scoreless innings with four punchouts after relieving Omaha starter Luis Cessa, who pitched 4.0 innings while only allowing one earned run with four strikeouts. Dan Altavilla (S, 3) struck out two of the four hitters he faced to close the door on tonight’s contest. Omaha’s bullpen combined for 10 strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work.

Indianapolis and Omaha will square off in the sixth of a seven-game series on Saturday evening at 6:35 PM ET. RHP Quinn Priester (2-1, 3.28) will take the mound for the Indians, with RHP Jonathan Bowlan (5-2, 5.57) countering for the Storm Chasers.



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Indy Eleven vs. Lexington SC
Sunday, June 2, 2024 – 2 p.m. ET
Grand Park Sports Complex | Westfield, Ind.

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Indy Eleven: 3-0-1, 10 pts (+21)
Lexington SC: 2-1-1, 7 pts (+7)


Indy Eleven are set to host Lexington SC Sunday at 2 p.m. The Girls in Blue are coming off a 9-0 road win against St. Charles FC. Norah Jacomen, Ella Rogers and Amelia White each contributed two goals to the total. In Lexington SC’s last time out, the match ended in a draw, going 1-1 vs. Racing Louisville FC.


The Girls in Blue lead Lexington SC in the all-time series record, going 3-0-0. In their most recent meeting on June 22, 2023, Indy Eleven defeated Lexington SC 3-0, marking their third clean sheet against the team. The three goals were scored by Sam Dewey, Katie Soderstrom and Maddy Williams. In the entire series records, Lexington SC has yet to score a goal against the Girls in Blue.


June 22, 2023 | W, 3-0
June 9, 2023 | W, 2-0
May 21, 2023 | W, 3-0


  • In her first season with the Girls in Blue, Norah Jacomen leads the team in goals scored (4).
  • Earning the most points for Indy Eleven (9), Natalie Mitchell has scored three goals and has recorded a team-high three assists so far this season.
  • This campaign, the Girls in Blue have earned two clean sheets.
  • Indy Eleven has scored 25 goals over four games, only allowing four goals against.
  • Beginning on June 18, 2023, the Girls in Blue have a 11-game unbeaten streak.


ST. PETERS, Missouri (Wednesday, May 29, 2024) – Indy Eleven hit the road and came out victorious in a 9-0 win over St. Charles FC on Wednesday night. The win improved the Girls in Blue to 3-0-1 in 2024, while St. Charles falls to 0-4-0.

Three players posted multi-goal performances in Norah Jacomen, Ella Rogers and Amelia White. Natalie Mitchell, Emma Pelkowski and Anna Bagley also contributed to the scoring. In the assist column, Mitchell led the way with three and Pelkowski, Rogers and Kayla Budish added one.

Nona Reason returned to the lineup and picked up the clean sheet for the Girls in Blue.

Indy Eleven has outscored its opponents 25-4 this season and has scored three-plus goals in each of its four matches.

USL W League Regular Season
St. Charles FC 0:9 Indy Eleven
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. ET
Lutheran High School | St. Peters, Mo.

Scoring Summary 
IND – Norah Jacomen (Natalie Mitchell) 13’
IND – Ella Rogers 27’
IND – Ella Rogers (Emma Pelkowski) 31’
IND – Amelia White (Natalie Mitchell) 45’
IND – Natalie Mitchell (Ella Rogers) 49’
IND – Norah Jacomen (Natalie Mitchell) 55’
IND – Amelia White 58’
IND – Anna Bagley (Kayla Budish) 75’
IND – Emma Pelkowski 79’

Discipline Summary
STC – Jordan Holingsworth (caution)

Indy Eleven line-up: 
Nona Reason, Emma Pelkowski, Norah Jacomen, Brooke Otto, Hadley Snyder, Ella Rogers (captain) (61’), Amelia White (61’), Karsyn Cherry, Abby Unkraut, Natalie Mitchell, Zoe Cuneio

Indy subs: Ashton Blair, Anna Bagley (61’), Amalie Darey (61’), Addie Chester (61’), Lizzie Sexton (61’), Kayla Budish (61’), Lauren Adam (61’)



Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs Indy Eleven
Saturday, June 1, 2024 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Highmark Stadium – Pittsburgh

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2024 USL Championship Records
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC: 3-4-4 (-2), 13 pts; 9th in Eastern Conference
Indy Eleven: 6-4-2 (3), 20 pts; 3rd in Eastern Conference


The Boys in Blue hit the road for a two-match swing starting with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Saturday night. This is the first of two meetings for the sides this season, with the match up in Indy taking place Aug. 31.

Indy is coming off a 2-1 win over reigning USL Champions Phoenix Rising FC and sits at 6-4-2 in third place in the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh fell to Memphis 901 FC its last time out and is ninth in the Eastern Conference.


Saturday marks the 14th meeting between the two teams, with Indy trailing 4-6-3. The Boys in Blue are unbeaten in the last two contests, winning 3-1 on the road in 2023 and drawing at home, 1-1.

Pittsburgh Leads 6-4-3 | GF 12, GA 16

Recent Meetings

July 26, 2023 | W, 3-1 | Away

April 19, 2023 | D, 1-1 | Home

Aug. 6, 2022 | L, 2-0 | Home

July 6, 2022 | L, 1-0 | Away

June 15, 2021 | L, 1-0 | Home


The Boys in Blue have scored in 12 straight USLC matches to open the 2024 season, bringing their total to 23 goals (T3 USL). The streak is the longest to open a USLC campaign (6 in 2019) and longer than any streak during the 2023 season (5 – 2x). It is the longest run overall within the same USLC season for the club matching a 12-game streak in 2022.

In total, Indy has scored in 15 straight USLC regular season matches dating back to Sept. 30, 2023, the longest streak since joining the league in 2018. The Boys in Blue have 13 first-half goals this season, the second highest total in league play (Charleston, 16).


Indy Eleven finished off the month of May going 4-0-0 in USL Championship action and 6-0-0 across all competitions. The four wins for the Boys in Blue is the most so far this season for a side in the USL Championship to take maximum points in a month.


The Boys in Blue are currently riding a nine-match unbeaten streak across all competitions, which includes a six-game (5 wins) streak in USL Championship action. Indy has outscored its opponents 19-5 in those matches, while posting four clean sheets and never conceding more than one goal.

4.17 | Chicago Fire FC II* | W, 1-0

4.20 | at Colorado Springs Switchbacks SC | D, 1-1

4.27 | North Carolina FC | W, 2-1

5.4 | at Monterey Bay F.C. | W, 1-0

5.8 | San Antonio FC* | W, 2-0

5.12 | at Miami FC | W, 3-1

5.18 | Hartford Athletic | W, 4-1

5.22 | Detroit City FC* | W, 3-0

5.25 | Phoenix Rising FC | W, 2-1

*denotes U.S. Open Cup match

Indy’s current five-game streak is its longest regular season run since the 2019 season, when it took five consecutive victories in June as part of a 10-game undefeated run (6-0-4).


Jack Blake has been named to the USL Championship Team of the Week five times in 2024, more than any player in the league, while Aedan Stanley has three nods and a Player of the Week accolade to his name. Additionally, three players have had at least one selection in Younes Boudadi, Adrian Diz Pe and Augi Williams.

In total, five players have earned team of the week nods, while seven total have received either team or bench honors.


2024 is Indy’s first season under head coach Sean McAuley, who previously served as interim head coach/assistant at MLS-side Minnesota United FC. McAuley helped Minnesota to playoff appearances in each of his first three seasons, including a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2020. In 2015, he hoisted the MLS Cup with Portland Timbers. McAuley opened his playing career with Manchester United and played for Portland Timbers and the U-21 Scottish National Team, among others.

McAuley got his first career win in the USL Championship on March 16, 2024, a 2-1 defeat of Memphis 901 FC.

USLC : 6-4-2 | USOC: 3-0-0 | OVERALL: 9-4-2


Sebastian Guenzatti (T6th, 72) and Augi Williams (9th, 71) serve as the only pair of active teammates in the USL Championship’s top 10 for all-time regular season goals. Williams also has a pair in U.S. Open Cup action this season to lead Indy.


Aedan Stanley has a league-best six assists with three coming in the month of May (2 at MIA, 1 vs HFD). He also has a team-high two in Open Cup games.


INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, May 25, 2024) – Jack Blake scored a pair of goals to lead Indy Eleven over reigning USL Champions Phoenix Rising FC, 2-1.

Phoenix scored the initial goal in the 19th minute off a corner kick from Jose Hernandez by way of Renzo Zambrano, but that would be the only scoring from the visitors.

Blake got the scoring for Indy started by securing his own chance from the spot and hammered home a 26th-minute penalty kick. His match winner came in the 64th minute off a restart after Phoenix’s Rocco Rios Novo found himself outside his own 18 where he was whistled for a handball.

Blake now has a team-leading seven goals in 2024 after scoring in back-to-back matches and posting his second multi-goal performance of the season. He is also a perfect four-for-four on penalty kicks.

The midfielder led the Boys in Blue with four shots, while Augi Williams and Douglas Martinez contributed a pair each. Defensively, Aedan Stanley posted a game-high five clearances and Hunter Sulte added three saves.

Scoring Summary

PHX – Jose Hernandez (Renzo Zambrano) 19’

IND – Jack Blake (penalty) 26’

IND – Jack Blake 64’

Discipline Summary

PHX – Jose Hernandez (caution) 27’

PHX – John Scearce (caution) 32’

IND – Cam Lindley (caution) 41’

IND – Younes Boudadi (caution) 45+2’

PHX – Laurence Wyke (caution) 50’

IND – Jack Blake (caution) 57’

PHX – Rocco Rios Novo (caution) 62’

IND – Ethan O’Brien (caution) 90’



OMAHA, Neb. – There was no extra motivation for the Indiana Baseball team (33-24-1) despite being one of the last four teams in the NCAA Baseball Tournament. The Hoosiers knew they belonged. They proved that on Friday (May 31) afternoon, riding seven combined RBIs from senior outfielder Morgan Colopy and junior first baseman Brock Tibbitts to a 10-4 win over second-seeded Southern Miss in Knoxville.

IU bookended a dominant offensive display with a first inning home run from Tibbitts and a ninth-inning blast from Colopy. The Hoosiers compiled 17 hits on the day, chasing the Southern Miss starter after just 3.2 innings of work. IU’s 17 base knocks are the most in an NCAA Tournament game in program history, topping the previous best of 15 which was done twice.

Every starter in the IU lineup recorded a hit by the fifth inning with Tibbitts, redshirt junior catcher Jake Stadler and sophomore designated hitter Devin Taylor all tallying three-hit contests. The Hoosiers totaled 10 runs, the 23rd game with 10-or-more runs this season. Tibbitts now has 197 hits on his career, three from becoming the 25th member of the 200-hit club at IU.

On the mound, IU was just as phenomenal, riding veterans Ty Bothwell (W, 7-3) and Drew Buhr (SV, 1) for the complete nine innings. Bothwell, who loves pitching in the postseason, punched out nine across 5.2 innings of work. He’s now got 240 career strikeouts, moving him into fifth in program history. After the game, to make the day sweeter, he proposed on the field to his long-time girlfriend.

This is the eighth-straight regional that IU has made and won at least one game. The Hoosiers won their opening two games last season in Lexington. Head coach Jeff Mercer’s team will face the winner of No. 1 Tennessee and Northern Kentucky tomorrow at 6:00 PM ET.

Scoring Recap

Top First

Brock Tibbitts got the party started, smashing a two-strike fastball into the seating in left field to hand the Hoosiers an early lead.

Indiana 2, Southern Miss 0

Top Second

Morgan Colopy roped a ball down the left field line, scoring Carter Mathison on the double. Josh Pyne came through clutch later in the inning, singling through the left side as Jake Stadler and Colopy came around to add on to the lead.

Indiana 5, Southern Miss 0

Top Fourth

Again, it was Tibbitts to the rescue. He smashed a ball into the corner in left field to score both Nick Mitchell and Devin Taylor.

Indiana 7, Southern Miss 0

Top Fifth

Taylor took a ball the other way, lining a single over the shortstop’s head to bring home Jasen Oliver.

Indiana 8, Southern Miss 0

Bottom Sixth

Southern Miss dug into the lead in the sixth inning. Nick Monistere hit a two-run home run on a ball that seemed to keep carrying into the wind in right field. Later in the inning, Dalton McIntyre smashed a ball towards Oliver. The freshman second baseman fumbled the ball, allowing an unearned run to score.

Indiana 8, Southern Miss 3

Top Ninth

Colopy got those runs back in the ninth. After falling short of a home run earlier in game, he took care of a first-pitch breaking ball. He smashed a two-run home run, 110 miles per hour off the bat, into left field.

Indiana 10, Southern Miss 3

Bottom Ninth

Davis Gillespie got a consolation run in the ninth, doubling to right field to score McIntyre.

Indiana 10, Southern Miss 4

Top Hoosier Performers

#9 Tibbitts, Brock

3-5, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 2B

#10 Colopy, Morgan

2-5, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 2B, 3 RBI

#41 Bothwell, Ty

5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 9 K

Notes to Know

• Brock Tibbitts was outstanding as the Hoosiers picked up a win to open their stay in Knoxville. He smashed three hits, taking his career tally to 197. He just needs three more to become the 25th member of the 200-hit club in program history.

• Ty Bothwell continues to thrive in postseason play and today was no different. He struck out nine batters to move his career total to 240. He now sits No. 5 in program history after passing Kyle Hart (237, 2012-16) over the course of his Friday outing.

• IU tallied 17 hits on Friday afternoon, the most in an NCAA Tournament game in program history. Three players had three-hit days as every starter in the order recorded at least one. The previous best for hits in a single NCAA Tournament game was 15, done twice.

• This IU offense continues to move up the ranks as one of the best in program history. Both Tibbitts and Colopy doubled as the Hoosiers took the season tally to 136. IU needs just three more to break the single-season doubles record. This is the fifth season in program history hitting at least 80 home runs after Colopy and Tibbitts’ long balls against Southern Miss.



NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. –  Coming off an All-American season as a freshman, Purdue defensive back Dillon Thieneman landed on the 2024 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List ahead of his sophomore campaign. The 2023 FWAA Defensive Freshman Player of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Thieneman is one of only six sophomores on the watch list.

Named after Pro Football Hall of Fame member Ronnie Lott, the Lott IMPACT Trophy is awarded to college football’s defensive impact player of the year, someone who exhibits the same characteristics Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.

Thieneman had a breakout freshman campaign. As one of the best players in the country, regardless of class, Thieneman earned Third Team All-America accolades from The Associated Press to become the 50th All-American in program history. He was Purdue’s first All-America defensive back since Steve Jackson in 1990 (Gannett News Service) as well as the first AP All-America Boilermaker since College Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson (1986).

Thieneman ended his 2023 campaign ranked third nationally in interceptions (6) and solo tackles (74), leading all freshmen and setting new Purdue freshman records. His six interceptions were double the nearest freshmen, while his 74 solo tackles ranked first amongst all Big Ten defenders. The defensive back made a pair of interceptions in the win over Indiana, bringing his season total to six to surpass Stuart Schweigert’s freshman record of five for a single season. Along with his pair of picks, Thieneman recorded a team-high eight tackles to lead the Purdue defense in stopping the Hoosiers. All of his tackles were solo, as he broke Woodson’s Purdue freshman record of 67 solo tackles in a single season. Thieneman was Purdue’s leading tackler in eight different games, cracking double figures four times.

The 2023 Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman of the Year also paced the nation’s freshmen in total tackles (106) and forced fumbles (2). Thieneman became the seventh Boilermaker to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year (Brian Fox – 1988, Eric Hunter – 1989, Corey Rogers – 1991, Stuart Schweigert – 2000, Rondale Moore – 2018, David Bell – 2019), including the third Purdue player in the last six seasons. He was the conference’s 11th defensive player to win the award as well as the fifth defensive back alongside the fellow Boilermaker Stuart Schweigert (2000), Charles Woodson (Michigan – 1995), Jabrill Peppers (Michigan – 2015) and Brandon Joseph (Northwestern – 2020).

Last season, Thieneman was the only Big Ten freshman defender to make one of the three all-league teams, earning Second Team All-B1G honors from the coaches and third team accolades from the media. He was a five-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree throughout the 2023 season, becoming the first defender in conference history to win any weekly award five times in a single season. The Purdue defensive back joined a list of only seven other Big Ten players (six quarterbacks, one running back) to win at least five weekly accolades in a single season and became the first Boilermaker to win a weekly conference award five times. Drew Brees (Offense – 2000), Travis Dorsch (Special Teams – 2001), Kyle Orton (Offense – 2004), Rondale Moore (Freshman – 2018) and David Bell (Freshman – 2019) collected Big Ten weekly honors four times in a season, tying for Purdue’s previous best.

Thieneman and the Boilermakers begin the 2024 season at home against Indiana State (Aug. 31). Kickoff from Ross-Ade Stadium is set for 12 p.m. ET on BTN.



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Three members of the Purdue Wrestling team will make the trek to Geneva, Ohio to compete in the USA Wrestling freestyle events being held at the Spire Institute on Saturday.

Orland Cruz (79kg) and James Rowley (86kg) will represent the Boilermakers in the U20 World Team Trials tournament while Jacob Macatangay (61 kg) takes on the loaded field in the U23 Nationals bracket. Incoming freshman Isaiah Quintero qualified for the U20 competition after taking fifth at the U.S. Open back in April but is unable to attend this event.

Cruz comes in after going 18-7 in his debut collegiate campaign. He finished the season leading the team in tournament wins (16) while also recording the fastest tech fall with a 2:01 win over Ashland’s Hayden Flynn at the Purple Raider Open. He qualified for U20s thanks to a runner-up finish at the 2023 Fargo Freestyle National Championships.

Rowley is set to be a force in this tournament , bringing an impressive history on the freestyle circuit. The Corvalis native owns a silver medal from the 2021 Cadet Freestyle World Championships and is a two-time World Team member. With multiple wins over some of the other favorites in this tournament, MatScouts identified him as a “threat we haven’t seen in a while” in their weekend preview.

The Boilers lone representative in the U23 Nationals field, Macatangay enters a bracket with over 60 Division I wrestlers. The Plainsfield, Ill., native has four wins on his record as a Boilermaker, including three with bonus points.

Matches for both tournaments will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, June 1. Medals matches and finals for the U20 World Team Trials will take place around 4:00 p.m. on the same day. The U23 brackets will run into Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m. Both events will be streamed live on FloWrestling. 



WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Baseball players remain active on the field thanks to the opportunities provided by collegiate wood bat summer leagues, with Boilermakers slated to play for leagues from coast to coast.

After his Big Ten Freshman of the Year campaign, Luke Gaffney heads east again and is set to take the field among some of the nation’s top prospects in the renowned Cape Cod League while playing for the Falmouth Commodores. He’ll become Purdue’s first position player to challenge himself in the Cape League since five-year starting center fielder Skyler Hunter in 2018.

A host of Boilermakers will be playing in the Prospect League, which continues to expand and now features 18 teams spanning from Johnstown, Pa., to Metro St. Louis and Clinton, Iowa to Jackson, Tenn.

The Northwoods League serves as the Midwest-equivalent of the Cape Code League. Pitcher Enas Hayden has signed on to pitch for the Bismarck Larks of the Northwoods League after averaging 13.6 strikeouts per nine innings in 29 2/3 innings for the Danville Dans of the Prospect League last summer.

Logan Sutter enjoyed a summer to remember a year ago as the Appalachian League Player of the Year for the league champion Johnson City Doughboys. This summer the Northern California native is slated to stay closer to home and play for the Healdsburg Prune Packers of the Pacific Empire League.

Gaffney played in the Cal Ripken League last summer and two of his Purdue teammates – Parker Dean and Mac Lewis – will be teammates with the Olney Cropdusters in the Washington, D.C.-area league this year. The Boilermakers also had players placed with the Cropdusters last summer.

Some leagues began their schedules during the final week of May or first weekend of June. That includes the local teams within an hour of Purdue’s campus – the Lafayette Aviators (May 28 opener in the Prospect League), the Danville Dans (May 28 opener in the Prospect League) and Kokomo Jackrabbits (May 27 opener in the Northwoods League).

This page will be updated throughout the summer as new information becomes available. Summer league info for additional incoming Boilermakers will also be added as it becomes available. Submit updates or additions to



INDIANAPOLIS – The IU Indianapolis Athletics Department released its 2024 volleyball schedule on Friday (May 31). The Jags are set to host 14 home matches, including their annual Hampton Inn Invitational.

Head coach Andrew Kroger enters his second season leading the Jags after posting a 9-20 overall record during the 2023 slate.

The Jaguars will open the regular season wat home with the Hampton Inn Invitational. They are set to host SIUE, Eastern Michigan and Valparaiso August 30 – September 1. The Jags will then host in-state rival, Butler on Sept. 4. After traveling to back-to-back invites, including the Bellarmine Volleyball Classic (Sept. 6-7) and the DC Showdown (Sept. 13-14), the IU Indy volleyball team will welcome Indiana State to the Jungle on Sept. 18. They close out the non-conference slate at the Southern Indiana Invitational on Sept. 21-22.

They open the Horizon League slate against Wright State at home in back-to-back days (Sept. 27/28). The Jags will also host Horizon League foes, Robert Morris (Oct. 10/11), Purdue Fort Wayne (Oct. 29), Cleveland State (Nov. 1/2) and Green Bay (Nov. 8/9). IU Indy will visit Purdue Fort Wayne (Oct. 1), Milwaukee (Oct. 4/5), Youngstown State (Oct. 18/19), Oakland (Oct. 25/26) and Northern Kentucky (Nov. 15/16).

The Horizon League Championship is set to begin on Nov. 22 with the championship match slated for Nov. 24.

IU Indy will see several starters return to the 2024 roster, including All-Freshman Team honoree Grace Purichia. Other top returners include incoming seniors Addie Evans, Briana Brown, Sidney Veatch and junior Morgan Ostrowski. The main freshman core of Purichia, Maia Long, Kate White, Ava Harris, Brynn Zastrow and Kennedy Seputis are set to return for their sophomore season. Kroger brought in two mid-year transfer with Elle Patterson (San Jose State) and Jordyn Pax (Monmouth).



LEXINGTON, Ky. – No. 3 Illinois held off No. 2 Indiana State in a pitcher’s duel on Friday night at Kentucky Proud Park as the Sycamores dropped the opening game of the Lexington Regional to the Fighting Illini, 4-1.

The Sycamores (42-14) will face Western Michigan in an elimination game tomorrow afternoon with a projected noon ET first pitch at Kentucky Proud Park. The Broncos fell in their opening game to No. 2 national seed and regional host Kentucky on Friday afternoon, 10-8. The game is set to be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.

The Sycamores and Illini (35-19) took the field for the third time in the 2024 season after splitting the season series with both teams winning their respective home contests. Both teams also competed in a fall scrimmage in Champaign providing a sense of familiarity between the two squads that played out on the field as the game settled into a pitcher’s duel early.

Illinois took the lead in the top of the third inning with Dylan Westcott connecting on a two-run single through the right-side scoring Cal Hejza and Connor Milton to give the Illini the 2-0 lead. The Sycamores limited the damage as Josue Urdaneta fielded a grounder up the middle and turned the double play to end the inning.

Illinois right-handed pitcher Jack Crowder (7-2) kept the Sycamores off-balance throughout the contest and retired the first nine Indiana State players in order before Randal Diaz led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo home run down the left field line. Luis Hernandez followed two batters later with a double down the right field line and advanced to third on a wild pitch putting the tying run 90 feet from the plate. However, Crowder escaped the jam getting a foul out to limit the Indiana State scoring chance.

The Fighting Illini continued to threaten throughout the contest putting runners on base in four of the final five frames before as Illinois took advantage of nine ISU walks and a hit-by-pitch to keep the pressure on the Sycamores.

Luis Hernandez fielded a line drive and doubled off a runner to keep Illinois off the scoreboard in the fifth, before the Illini added to their lead in the eighth. Brody Harding singled home Westcott in the top of the eighth inning to give Illinois the 3-1 lead, and Milton scored on a passed ball in the ninth to put Illinois ahead 4-1.

Crowder retired 13 of the final 14 batters he faced surrendering just a two-out Grant Magill single to right field in the bottom of the eighth before turning the ball over to Joseph Glassey (S, 9) in the ninth. Glassey retired the Sycamores in order to close out the contest and secure the save.

Diaz, Hernandez, and Magill combined for Indiana State’s three hits in the contest. The Sycamores did not draw a walk or get hit by a pitch for the first time in the 2024 season.

Davidson went 4.0 innings in his first start of the season as the senior left-hander allowed four hits and two runs while walking three and striking out three. Jacob Pruitt went 1.2 innings in relief, while Jared Spencer and Simon Gregersen went the final 3.1 frames in the contest.

Westcott paced the Illinois offense with a double among his two hits as the Fighting Illini connected on six hits overall in the contest. Milton scored two runs in the win.

Crowder went 8.0 innings allowing three hits and a run while striking out five to secure the win. Glassey worked a perfect ninth in the save.

How They Scored

­Dylan Westcott singled home Cal Hejza and Connor Milton in the top of the third inning to put Illinois ahead 2-0.

The Sycamores took one back in the bottom of the fourth as Randal Diaz connected on a solo home run down the left field line to cut the deficit down to 2-1.

Brody Harding added to the Illinois lead in the top of the eighth inning with a bloop base hit to left field bringing home Westcott to stake the visiting team to the 3-1 lead.

Milton scored the final run of the contest in the top of the ninth crossing the plate on a passed ball to provide the final 4-1 margin.

News & Notes

Randal Diaz extended his hitting streak to 29 consecutive games and his on-base streak to 35 contests following his leadoff solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Diaz’s home run marked his 17th home run of the 2024 season and 33rd of his Indiana State career.

Grant Magill threw out his 14th runner attempting to steal in the first inning after catching Illinois’ Cal Hejza attempting to take third base. He’s thrown out six of the last eight runners attempting to steal a base in the last 26 games as teams have stopped running against the Sycamores. 

Up Next

Indiana State will take on Western Michigan in an elimination game on Saturday afternoon with a noon ET first pitch at Kentucky Proud Park. The game is set to be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.



GREENVILLE, N.C. –  University of Evansville freshman starter Kenton Deverman tossed eight strong innings on Friday, and the Purple Aces used timely hitting to knock off the host and #16 national seed East Carolina, 4-1, in the first game of the Greenville (N.C.) Regional at Clark-LeClair Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina.

“What an incredible game for our program, for our fans, for our alumni, and for our University watching back home,” said UE head coach Wes Carroll.  “I knew that we were an older club, I knew that we have a lot of talent and I felt like we would be able handle that environment.  But, for a freshman (like Kenton Deverman) to go out and do it, I think that it was one of the most incredible performances that I have ever seen by a Purple Ace.

“Kenton was incredible on the mound for us today!  We also had some seniors step up in some very big moments for us offensively, and defensively, we got a couple of great plays from Mark Shallenberger and Ty Rumsey in the outfield.  Overall, I was really proud of the effort that our guys gave today.”

Deverman (9-1) was magnificent, limiting East Carolina to just a single run on three hits in 8.0 innings of work.  Deverman’s lone blemish was a solo home run in the fourth inning by American Athletic Conference Player of the Year Carter Cunningham, but aside from that, he allowed just two singles, and did not allow another runner to advance past second base in his eight innings of work.

Evansville gave Deverman the lead for good in the second inning, thanks to a walk from graduate first baseman Chase Hug, a single by graduate third baseman Brent Widder and a sacrifice fly by graduate catcher Brendan Hord.  Senior designated hitter Kip Fougerousse then gave UE a 2-0 lead in the third inning with a solo home run to left-center field for his team-leading 18th home run of the year.  Fougerousse has now homered in five of UE’s last six games overall.

Cunningham would answer with a solo blast of his own into a stiff breeze blowing in from right field in the fourth inning to cut the UE lead to 2-1.  The score would remain 2-1 until the ninth inning, when Evansville would rally for two insurance runs.  After a walk by Fougerousse and a single by Hug along with an ECU error, Widder drilled a two-run single to center field off of ECU closer Danny Beal to give UE a 4-1 lead.  In the bottom of the ninth inning, senior reliever Shane Harris worked around back-to-back one-out singles to post a scoreless frame, capped by a strikeout to clinch UE’s 4-1 victory.

Widder went 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Fougerousse and Hug both had hits and scored a pair of runs each.  Overall, Evansville out-hit East Carolina, 6-5, in a well-played game in front of 5,628 fans at Clark LeClair Stadium.

With the victory, Evansville advances on to the winner’s bracket contest against the winner of tonight’s game between #2 Wake Forest and #3 VCU.  That game will take place on Saturday night at 5 p.m. central time and can be heard live in the Tri-State area on 107.1 FM-WJPS and seen live on ESPN+.  UE will bring a 36-23 overall record into Saturday’s game.




























4 – 30

June 1, 1917 –  Hank Gowdy, the Boston Braves first baseman was first active MLB player to enlist for service in World War I. His bravery and patriotism transcends even that as he was also the only player to fight in both World War I and II. Interesting facts about Gowdy are that played with both the Braves and the New York Giants teams at two different times from 1910-1930. He was a member of the 1914 World Series champion Braves, batting a clutch .545 in the series, and hitting the only home run in the series. He was reknown as a strong defensive catcher. Gowdy hit .270 in his career, and had 322 runs batted in. After his playing career, Gowdy coached with three different teams in the majors.  Hank had received votes in 17 years for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but was never inducted, at least not yet, keep plugging away for this legend to get in.

June 1, 1918 – Frank Baker turned a rare game winning triple play to help preserve a New York Yankees 5-4 victory over the Chicago White. The feat was even more dramatic as being down by one the Sox had loaded the bases in 9th with no outs when Chick Gandil hit a screaming liner to Baker.

June 1, 1925 – Future New York Yankees Hall of Famer and Number 4, Lou Gehrig pinch hit for shortstop Pee-Wee Wanninge in a 5-3 loss to Washington. It doesn’t sound like much but that game was his first of a record 2,130 consecutive games. The original Iron Man.

June 1, 1943 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell, Number 30 patented his “eephus” or “blooper ball” pitch. This was the weapon of choice that aided him to a 20-win campaign that season.


June 1st Cuts NFL Rule

Part of the NFL and NFLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the league uses June 1st of every year as the trigger point for player bonuses and how these bonus payments affect the team’s salary cap for that league year. The NFL allows for some salary cap relief if a team releases a player from his contract after June 1. In fact, the league allows teams to designate two players as “post June 1” cuts even before free agency opens.

Basically if a player is removed from the roster prior to June 1st, the team must push any remaining unpaid bonus money to this player to count against the next year’s salary cap as dead money. So in the past week or so you may have heard the term “June 1 Cut” or something to the effect and now you know what they mean!

NFL May get New Arena

This was the headline in the Tennessean paper from Nashville, Tennessee on June 1, 1991 and it is our Football History Headline of the Day. The article tells how on June 1, 1991 the clock was ready to start ticking on an option that the National Football League had bought two years earlier on the Arena Football League. If they exercised the option within 10 months of the writing the NFL would own 49.9% of the Arena League. Then NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue announced that March 31, 1992 would be the deadline for such a decision. The Commish commented; “We think the Arena League is complementary to what we do. It’s a different time of year and it’s a different form of the game.” If the NFL would approve the purchase they would have control of the 19 team Arena Football League and the 28 team t\second tier league Arena Football 2. The opinion of one Arena League team, Mark Bloom of the Nashville Kats was that, “It’s hard to get inside their thinking process, but I think the NFL is interested in the grassroots support the Arena League has.” Well what was the outcome you may ask? It appears that the NFL never did exercise the option and the Arena Football League has been on a roller coaster ever since. The 2009 season was cancelled and there has been a couple of restructures of the league. However on November 28, 2019 the league filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy as it had ceased operations a month earlier according to a report in the November 28, 2019 Boston Globe. The Arena Football League was second only to the NFL as the longest running U.S. professional football league after nearly three decades of operations. 

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The Hall of Fame Birthdays for June 1

June 1, 1901 – Canton, Ohio – Edgar “Rip” Miller the fantastic tackle for Notre Dame from 1922 to 1924 was born. The National Football Foundation has a great story for Miller. When the famous 1924 season had ended for Notre Dame, which was tremendously effective with an unscathed record and they accepted the National Title with the Rose Bowl victory over Stanford. Back home, the team gathered to determine who was responsible for the smashing success – the Four Horsemen or the Seven Mules on the line. A vote was taken: the Mules 7, Horsemen 4. Rip Miller’s vote went with the Mules, of course, because he was their anchor. Rip had attended high school at Canton McKinley High School and aided them to three straight unbeaten seasons. “There were two kinds of people in Canton then,” he would chuckle, “the quick and the dead. The quick played football.” Miller was as quick with his brains as he was with his feet. He was presented Notre Dame’s top scholar-athlete award. Edgar Miller received the great honor of being selected for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1966. Later, Miller served as line coach at Indiana and Navy. In 1931, Miller was named head coach at Navy and guided the Midshipmen in their first victory ever over the Irish – a 7-0 triumph in 1933. The following season however, Miller passed on the head coaching duties to Tom Hamilton, as he preferred to stay on as Navy’s line coach. In 1948, Miller was named assistant director of athletics, a position he held until he retired July 1, 1974, ending 48 years’ service at the Naval Academy.

June 1, 1916 – Rogers, Texas – Ki Aldrich the 1936 through 1938 Texas Christian University center arrived into the world. The shares that TCU was voted national champion in the Associated Press poll and beat Carnegie Tech 15-7 in the Sugar Bowl. Aldrich, 5′-11″ and 198 pounds, was a great blocker as a center on offense and a terrific linebacker on defense. His coach, Dutch Meyer, said, “That boy wanted to play football more than anyone I ever knew. He liked in rough.” His teammate, Sammy Baugh, called him “the toughest player I ever knew.”    Life Magazine in 1938 called him “probably the greatest linebacker in history.” Aldrich blocked for Baugh in 1936 and for Davey O’Brien in 1937-38. Ki Aldrich’s collegiate football records are celebrated in the College Football Hall of Fame after his induction in 1960. He played pro with the Chicago Cardinals and Washington Redskins but had his pro career interrupted as he served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

June 1, 1933 – Kenosha, Wisconsin – Wisconsin’s brilliant fullback from 1951 to 1954, Alan Ameche was born. The website shares with us that Ameche won the 1954 Heisman Award with a tough, physical style that earned him the nickname “The Iron Horse.” He’s one of only two fullbacks to have won the Heisman. They also share a story that during his college recruitment, Alan was being heavily pressured to attend Notre Dame by Fred Miller, the philanthropic owner of Milwaukee’s Miller Brewing Co. Wisconsin partisans, however, threatened a boycott against the buying and consumption of Miller beer if Ameche attended Notre Dame. Under threat of boycott, Miller backed off and Ameche signed with Wisconsin. The NFF states that Ameche held the NCAA record for career rushing yards at the time of his graduation. In the 1951 season he became the first freshman to lead the Big Ten in rushing as Frosh were allowed to play due to the Korean War. That season he broke the Wisconsin single-season rushing record with 774 yards and was named to the All-Big-Ten team. Ameche duplicated his rushing feat the following year as the Badgers were Big Ten co-champions as he broke his own mark, rushing for 946 yards as the Badgers made it to the Rose Bowl. Despite a 113 yard performance by “The Horse,” Wisconsin was defeated 7-0 by Southern California. In 1953 Ameche won his first All-America award and the Wisconsin Most Valuable Player Award.  The College Football Hall of Fame proudly placed a display in honor of Alan Ameche  into their legendary museum in 1975.

Ameche was picked by Baltimore in the 1955 NFL Draft, and Alan eventually turned down a lucrative offer to join the pro wrestling tour and signed with the Colts. He led the NFL in rushing his first season and was named Rookie of the Year. He played as a fullback with the Colts for six seasons.

Birthdays of VIPs Not Yet in the HOF

June 1, 1966- Greg Schiano, American football player and coach. Schiano was a 3 year letterman at Bucknell University and then became an assistant coach at Penn State University, the University of Miami and the NFL’s Chicago Bears. He eventually became the head coach at Rutgers University and turned the program around in his tenure there and was awarded multiple Coach of the Year honors for his guiding the 2006 Rutgers “Cinderella Season.” Schiano later went on to serve as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach in the NFL.

June 1, 1979 – Santana Moss had a 14 year career in the NFL as a wideout. Moss played for the University of Miami in college and is regarded one of the programs most successful  players at the position from the school as he held the team’s records of most receiving yards and most punt return and all-purpose yards when he graduated. In the NFL Santana Moss played for the Jets and the Redskins where he made teh Pro Bowl and was also awarded 1st team All Pro honorees during his career.


June 1

1923 — The New York Giants scored in every inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 22-8 at the Baker Bowl.

1925 — Lou Gehrig batted for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth and replaced Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games. The Washington Senators beat the New York Yankees 5-3.

1937 — Bill Dietrich of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns in an 8-0 win.

1975 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitched his fourth no-hitter, striking out nine. Ryan tied Sandy Koufax’s record by beating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0. It was Ryan’s 100th major league victory.

1977 — Seattle’s Ruppert Jones homered off Cleveland’s Dennis Eckersley in the fifth inning to snap Eckersley’s no-hit string of 22 1-3 innings, just two outs short of Cy Young’s major league record. The Indians went on to win, 7-1.

1987 — Cleveland’s Phil Niekro pitched the Indians to a 9-6 victory, his 314th, over the Detroit Tigers. The win gave himself and his brother, Joe, a major league record 530 combined victories, surpassing Gaylord and Jim Perry.

2000 — Pawtucket’s Tomo Ohka became the third pitcher in the 117-year history of the International League to throw a nine-inning perfect game when he beat the Charlotte Knights 2-0.

2005 — Miguel Tejada hit a homer, three doubles and scored three runs in Baltimore’s 9-3 victory over Boston.

2009 — The New York Yankees played error free for the 18th straight game in a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians, surpassing Boston’s major league mark of 17 set in 2006. New York’s last error came on May 13 at Toronto when shortstop Ramiro Pena misplayed a groundball.

2011 — Cincinnati’s Francisco Cordero got his 300th career save, securing the Reds’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Cordero pitched a perfect ninth, becoming the 22nd reliever to achieve 300 saves, tying Bruce Sutter at the mark.

2012 — Johan Santana pitched the first no-hitter in New York Mets’ history. Santana was helped by an umpire’s missed call and an outstanding catch in left field in an 8-0 victory over St. Louis Cardinals. Carlos Beltran, back at Citi Field for the first time since the Mets traded him last July, hit a line drive over third base in the sixth inning that hit the foul line and should have been called fair. But third base umpire Adrian Johnson ruled it foul and the no-hitter was intact. Mike Baxter made a tremendous catch in left field to rob Yadier Molina of extra bases in the seventh, getting injured in the process.

2012 — Jonathan Crawford threw the seventh no-hitter in NCAA tournament history, shutting down Bethune-Cookman in a 4-0 victory in the opener of the Gainesville Regional. Crawford, a sophomore, was nearly perfect and faced the minimum 27 batters. The only player to reach base was Bethune-Cookman’s Jake Welch on a walk in the third inning, and Florida catcher Mike Zunino threw him out trying to steal.

2012 — Alex Miklos hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the 21st inning as Kent State outlasted Kentucky 7-6 in the second-longest game in NCAA tournament history. The Golden Flashes held the lead in the ninth and 18th innings, but the Wildcats answered both times to extend the game. It was the longest game in the NCAA tournament since Texas beat Boston College 3-2 in 25 innings on May 30, 2009.

2016 — Indians OF Marlon Byrd is suspended for 162 games following the second positive test for PEDs of his career. At 39, it marks the end of the former All-Star’s career.

2021 — The Olympic hopes end for three countries. Puerto Rico falls, 7 – 6, in 10 innings to Nicaragua in the Americas Olympic Qualifier, as Benjamín Alegría doubles twice, scores twice and drives in a run while Norman St. Clair and Berman Espinoza turn in six shutout innings of relief. Venezuela walks it off to eliminate Colombia as Diego Rincones breaks a 2 – 2 tie in the bottom of the 9th with a solo shot off Carlos Ocampo. Canada eliminates Cuba (missing the Olympics for its first time as a medal event), 6 – 5, as John Axford (now working as an announcer) saves it for Dustin Molleken to overcome three runs by Roel Santos. In the other game, Team USA locks up a spot in the semifinals with an 8 – 6 win over the Dominican national team, Luke Williams hitting a big two-run triple. Nicaragua and the Dominicans will play tomorrow for the last semifinal spot to join the US, Canada and Venezuela.


June 2

1928 — Les Bell of the Boston Braves hit three home runs and a triple at Braves Field, but the Cincinnati Reds came away with a 20-12 triumph.

1928 — The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1. All the runs came from three pinch-hit home runs.

1941 — Lou Gehrig died in New York at age 37.

1949 — The Philadelphia Phillies hit five homers in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. Andy Seminick hit two and Del Ennis, Willie Jones, and Schoolboy Rowe hit one apiece. Seminick had homered earlier in the game.

1959 — The Baltimore Orioles-Chicago White Sox game at Comiskey Park was delayed for nearly half an hour as a swarm of gnats overcame the field. Groundskeepers tried using bug sprays and torches, but the gnats wouldn’t budge. A postgame fireworks display was brought in from center field and a smoke bomb was attached to the framework. The gnats left and the Orioles defeated the White Sox, 3-2.

1990 — Randy Johnson pitched the first no-hitter in the Seattle Mariners’ history as he beat the Detroit Tigers 2-0. The 6-foot-10 left-hander, walked six and struck out eight while pitching the first no-hitter at the Kingdome, which opened for baseball in 1977.

1996 — Houston starter Darryl Kile tied the modern major league record by hitting four batters in a 2-0 loss at St. Louis, and the first to do it in the NL since Moe Drabowsky in 1957.

2000 — Tampa Bay’s Fred McGriff hit his 400th career home run, but the Devil Rays lost to the Mets 5-3.

2000 — Rick Aguilera of the Chicago Cubs became the 13th pitcher with 300 saves in a 2-0 win over Detroit. Aguilera reached the mark in 614 career appearances, third quickest.

2002 — Philadelphia pitcher Robert Person drove in seven runs with a grand slam and a three-run homer in an 18-3 win over Montreal. Person had just come off the disabled list and collected his first win of the season.

2005 — Kansas City completed a sweep of the New York Yankees with a 5-2 victory. The Royals, who have the worst record and second-lowest payroll in the major leagues, finished their first three-game sweep of the Yankees at home in 15 years.

2009 — Dan Uggla of the Marlins became the fastest second baseman to 100 homers in Florida’s 10-3 win over Milwaukee. Uggla’s two-run shot in the bottom of the second came in his 502nd game as a second baseman, beating Alfonso Soriano to 100 by 34 games.

2010 — Ken Griffey Jr. announces his retirement after 22 seasons in the major leagues. Hitting only .184 in part-time duty for the Mariners, he retires with 630 career home runs and six seasons of 40 or more homers. Most of his career was spent with Seattle and the Cincinnati Reds.

2010 — Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers lost his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admitted he blew. First baseman Miguel Cabrera cleanly fielded Jason Donald’s grounder to his right and made an accurate throw to Galarraga covering the bag. The ball was there in time, and all of Comerica Park was ready to celebrate the 3-0 win over Cleveland, until Joyce emphatically signaled safe.

2011 — Aubrey Huff hit three home runs and matched his career best with six RBIs and the San Francisco Giants posted a 12-7 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Huff hit two-run homers in the fourth and ninth and a solo shot in the seventh.

2015 — In a memorable major league debut, Rangers 3B Joey Gallo hits a two-run homer in his second at-bat on the way to collecting 3 hits and 4 RBIs in leading Texas to a 15-2 beating of the White Sox.

2017 — Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers records his 2,000 career strikeout.

2018 — Jacob deGrom matches a career high set just two weeks earlier by racking up 13 strikeouts in 7 innings in a start against the Cubs.


June 3

1918 — Dutch Leonard of the Boston Red Sox pitched his second no-hitter, blanking the Detroit Tigers 5-0.

1932 — Lou Gehrig became the first American League player to hit four home runs in a game, helping the New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia A’s 20-13. The event was overshadowed by the resignation of John McGraw as manager of the New York Giants.

1954 — Henry Thompson of the New York Giants hit three home runs and drove in eight runs in a 13-8 win against the St. Louis Cardinals. Willie Mays drove in the other five runs with two homers.

1971 — Ken Holtzman of the Chicago Cubs pitched his second no-hitter, beating the Cincinnati Reds 1-0.

1978 — Dave Johnson became the first major leaguer to hit two pinch-hit grand slams in a season. His grand slam in the ninth inning gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1989 — Los Angeles and Houston played 22 innings at the Astrodome in the longest night game in National League history — 7 hours and 14 minutes. The Astros won the game on Rafael Ramirez’s RBI single off Jeff Hamilton, normally the Dodgers’ third baseman. When the game ended, Fernando Valenzuela was playing first and Eddie Murray was at third.

1989 — Nolan Ryan pitched his 11th career one-hitter and struck out 11 as Texas beat Seattle 6-1. It was Ryan’s 16th low-hit game (no-hitter or one-hitter), breaking Bob Feller’s record of 15.

1995 — Pedro Martinez of Montreal pitched nine perfect innings against San Diego before giving up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the 10th inning of the Expos 1-0 win.

2003 — Sammy Sosa was ejected in the first inning of Chicago’s 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after umpires found cork in his shattered bat.

2006 — Damion Easley hit three homers and had seven RBIs in Arizona’s 13-9 victory over Atlanta.

2008 — Randy Johnson took sole possession of second place on baseball’s career strikeout list after getting the Milwaukee Brewers’ Mike Cameron to go down swinging in the first inning. It was Johnson’s 4,673rd career strikeout, breaking a tie with Roger Clemens and leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks’ veteran ace behind only Nolan Ryan, who had 5,714 strikeouts in his career.

2017 — Albert Pujols hits his 600th home run of his career, the historic blast being a 4th-inning grand slam off Ervin Santana of the Twins in a 7 – 2 Angels win. He is the ninth player to join the exclusive fraternity.

2017 — Endinson Volquez of the Mets throws the first no-hiitter of the year, defeating the Diamonbacks 3-0.

2018 — Blake Snell ties an American League record by striking out the first 7 batters he faces for the Rays against the Mariners.

2022 — With a disappointing 22-29 record after splurging on free agents over the past few years, the Phillies fire manager Joe Girardi, who has failed to take them to the postseason in his two-plus seasons at the helm. Bench coach Rob Thomson is named manager on an interim basis to finish the season.

June 4

1940 — The Pirates beat the Boston Bees 14-2 in the first night game at Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field.

1940 — The St. Louis Cardinals play their first night game at Sportsman’s Park, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 10-1.

1951 — Pittsburgh’s Gus Bell hit for the cycle to lead the Pirates to a 12-4 victory over the Phillies at Philadelphia.

1964 — Sandy Koufax pitched his third no-hitter, striking out 12, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Phillies 3-0 in Philadelphia.

1968 — Don Drysdale of the Dodgers blanked the Pirates 5-0 for his sixth straight shutout en route to a record 58 2-3 scoreless innings.

1972 — A major league record eight shutouts were pitched in 16 major league games: five in the American League, three in the National League. The Oakland Athletics swept a pair from the Baltimore Orioles by identical 2-0 scores.

1974 — The game between the Cleveland Indians and the Texas Rangers at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium was forfeited to Texas. Umpire Nestor Chylak had problems with fans all night on 10-cent beer night. The crowd got out of control when Cleveland tied the score 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth.

1989 — Toronto beats Boston 13-11 in 12 innings after trailing 10-0 after six inngs. Red Sox starter Mike Smithson threw six scoreless innings before leaving in the seventh because of a foot blister. The Jays then scored two in the seventh, four in the eighth and five in the ninth and two more in the 11th on Junior Felix’s home run. It was the biggest lead the Red Sox have blown and their 12th consecutive loss to the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.

1990 — Ramon Martinez struck out 18 and pitched a three-hitter, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Atlanta Braves 6-0.

1996 — Pamela Davis pitched one inning of scoreless relief and got the win in a minor league exhibition game. She is believed to be the first woman to pitch for a major league farm club under the current minor league system. The 21-year-old right-hander pitched for the Jacksonville Suns, a Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, against the Australian Olympic team.

2000 — Esteban Yan of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays becomes the 77th major league player to hit a home run in his first at bat, but just the fourth American League pitcher and the first since the Angels’ Don Rose in 1972, the year before the designated hitter rule took the bat out of AL pitchers’ hands.

2005 — Rafael Palmeiro and Melvin Mora each hit grand slams to help Baltimore rally for a 14-7 win over Detroit.

2007 — Mark Ellis hit for the cycle and Eric Chavez had a two-out homer in the 11th inning to lift Oakland to a 5-4 win over Boston.

2009 — Randy Johnson became the 24th major league pitcher to win 300 games by leading San Francisco to a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader.

2012 — Mike Scioscia of the Los Angeles Angels manager became the ninth manager in AL history to manage 2,000 games with one club. The Mariners beat the Angels 8-6.

2018 — In a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge sets a record by striking out eight times.

2019 — San Francisco Giant Manager Bruce Bochy wins his 1,000th game as the manager of the Giants with a 9-3 victory over the New York Mets.

2022 — The rule preventing position players from pitching in a close game is invoked for the first time when Crew chief C.B. Bucknor objects to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts calling on OF Zach McKinstry to pitch the 9th inning gainst the Mets with his team trailing, 9 – 4. The rule, adopted before the 2020 season but not implemented until this year due to the upheavals caused by the coronavirus pandemic, states that a team cannot use a position player on the mound unless there is a difference of six or more runs between the two teams. Roberts is thus forced to use a real pitcher, Evan Phillips, to pitch the final inning. In spite of the rule, the practice of using such “mystery pitchers” is continuing undiminished, with teams even resorting to them when they have built a huge lead late in the game, in order to rest their bullpens, something that was completely unseen before the decade started.


June 5

1915 — Philadelphia’s Grover Cleveland Alexander lost his no-hitter when Artie Butler punched a single with two outs in the ninth. Alexander struck out Bob Bescher for the final out to beat St. Louis 3-0. Alexander went on to pitch three more one-hitters during the season.

1929 — The Cincinnati Reds scored nine runs in the sixth inning en route to a 21-4 romp over the Chicago Cubs.

1935 — Chicago White Sox rookie John Whitehead loses to St. Louis 2-0. It was his first loss after winning his first eight starts, an AL record for the start of a career.

1949 — Commissioner Happy Chandler lifted the ban on all players who jumped to Mexico, starting in 1946.

1955 — Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees hit a home run off Chicago’s Billy Pierce that traveled about 550 feet. The ball cleared the left-field upper deck at Comiskey Park.

1959 — Pittsburgh’s Dick Stuart hit the longest home run at Forbes Field. Stuart smashed a shot over the center-field wall off Chicago pitcher Glenn Hobbie.

1966 — Leo Cardenas of the Reds hit four home runs in a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Cardenas hit two home runs in each game as Cincinnati won the opener 8-3 but dropped the second game 9-5.

1986 — San Diego’s Steve Garvey was ejected for the first time in his career when he argued a play at home plate. Garvey, the on-deck hitter, protested the last out of a triple play by the Atlanta Braves. Television replays showed that Bip Roberts was indeed safe. The Padres lost 4-2.

1989 — The Blue Jays lost their debut in the SkyDome as Glenn Braggs hit a two-run homer to lead the Milwaukee Brewers past Toronto 5-3. The $375 million complex featured a $100 million, four-section, retractable roof.

1997 — Alex Rodriguez of the Mariners became the first Seattle player to hit for the cycle in a nine-inning game. He completed the cycle with a double in the ninth of a 14-6 win at Detroit.

2001 — Colorado pitcher Mike Hampton had two homers, three RBIs and recorded his eighth win as Colorado defeated Houston 9-4.

2008 — Atlanta’s Chipper Jones became the third switch-hitter in major league history to hit 400 career home runs. Jones’ homer off Ricky Nolasco was one of his four hits in the 7-5 comeback win over Florida. Mickey Mantle and Eddie Murray were the first two reach the milestone.

2013 — The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners played the first game in major league history when each team scored five or more runs in the game when it was scoreless through the ninth. Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios each had an RBI single in the 16th inning, and Chicago won 7-5.

2015 — Oakland’s Pat Venditte became the first pitcher in 20 years to throw with both arms in the same game, but the Boston Red Sox beat the Athletics 4-2 on a night a fan sustained life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a broken bat.

2021 — Team USA secured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics by winning the Americas Olympic Qualifier.


June 6

1918 — Casey Stengel, after being traded by Brooklyn in the offseason, made his return to Ebbets Field a memorable one. In his first at-bat, Stengel called time, stepped out of the batter’s box and doffed his cap. A bird flew out and the fans broke into laughter.

1934 — Myril Hoag hit a major league record six singles in the New York Yankees’ 15-3 rout of the Boston Red Sox.

1939 — The New York Giants hit five home runs in the fourth inning in a 17-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds at the Polo Grounds. With two out, Harry Danning, Al Demaree, Burgess Whitehead, Manny Salvo and Joe Moore connected as the Giants scored eight runs in the inning.

1945 — In the first game of a doubleheader, Boston’s Boo Ferriss scattered 14 hits to beat Philadelphia 5-2. Ferris, 8-0 on the year, tied the AL mark held by Chicago’s John Whitehead for wins at the start of a career.

1975 — Cleveland manager Frank Robinson hit two three-run homers in a 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers.

1986 — San Diego Padres manager Steve Boros was ejected before the first pitch of the game with the Atlanta Braves when he tried to give umpire Charlie Williams a videotape of a disputed play in the previous night’s 4-2 loss to Atlanta.

1992 — Eddie Murray drove in two runs at Pittsburgh to pass Mickey Mantle (1,509) as the all-time RBI leader among switch-hitters.

1995 — J.D. Drew of Florida State hit a record-setting three homers in his final three at-bats in a 16-11 loss to Southern California in the College World Series. Drew finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs and 12 total bases, also a series record.

1996 — For the second time in major league history and first in the AL, a cycle and a triple play took place in the same game. Boston’s John Valentin hit for the cycle, while Chicago turned a triple play in the Red Sox’s 7-4 victory. In 1931, Philadelphia’s Chuck Klein hit for the cycle in the same game that the Phillies turned a triple play against the Chicago Cubs.

2000 — The Rally Monkey is born, thanks to the Anaheim Angels’ video crew playing a clip from the 1994 film Ace Ventura, Pet Detective on the JumboTron. With the words Rally Monkey superimposed over a monkey jumping up and down in the Jim Carrey movie, the crowd goes wild as the Angels score two runs in the bottom of the 9th to beat the San Francisco Giants, 6-5.

2003 — Insisting the corked bat, designed to put on home run displays during batting practice, was accidentally used in a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa is suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball. Bob Watson, baseball’s vice president of on-field operations, agrees that the Cubs outfielder’s use of an illegal bat was an “isolated incident,” but one that still deserves a penalty.

2007 — Trevor Hoffman became the first major leaguer with 500 career saves when he closed out the San Diego Padres’ 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2017 — Scooter Gennett hit four home runs, matching the major league record, and finished with 10 RBIs as the Cincinnati Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 13-1. Gennett became the 17th player to homer four times in one game.

2022 — Eduardo Escobar hits for the cycle in an 11-5 win over the Padres; he is the first Mets player to do so since Scott Hairston in 2012, and the first player for any team to accomplish the feat at Petco Park.


June 1

1925 — Lou Gehrig bats for Pee Wee Wanninger in the eighth inning and replaces Wally Pipp at first base to start his streak of 2,130 consecutive games.

1946 — Assault, ridden by Warren Merhtens, wins the Belmont Stakes to become the seventh horse to capture the Triple Crown.

1968 — Stage Door Johnny, ridden by Heliodoro Gustines, wins the Belmont Stakes in a record time of 2:27 1-5 and spoils the Triple Crown bid of Forward Pass, who finishes 1 1/4 lengths behind.

1975 — Nolan Ryan of the California Angels pitches his fourth no-hitter to tie Sandy Koufax’s record, beating the Baltimore Orioles 1-0.

1975 — Kathy Whitworth wins the LPGA tournament by one stroke over Sandra Haynie.

1977 — Dutch soccer club FC Volendam is established as a result of split up with RKSV; 6-time Eerste Divisie champions.

1979 — NBA Finals: Seattle Supersonics beat Washington Bullets, 97-93 for a 4-1 series victory; Seattle’s first major pro sports championship win.

1986 — Pat Bradley wins the LPGA tournament and becomes the first to win all four major women’s tournaments, beating Patty Sheehan by one stroke.

1992 — The Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup for the second straight year, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 6-5 for a four-game sweep.

1993 — Phoenix Suns guard Dan Majerle sets a then NBA Playoff record by sinking 8 three-pointers during the Suns’ 120-114 win over Seattle in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.

1994 — Indiana guard Reggie Miller drills an NBA Playoff record 5 three-pointers in the 4th quarter of the Pacers’ 93-86 win over host New York Knicks in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

1996 — The LSU women win their 10th consecutive NCAA track team title with 81 points, the longest victory string in women’s college sports.

2002 — Detroit advances to the Stanley Cup finals for the fourth time in eight years with a 7-0 win over Colorado in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. Colorado becomes the first NHL team to play in four consecutive Game 7s. Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek sets an NHL record by recording his fifth shutout of the playoffs.

2002 — In a battle of former heavyweight boxing champions in Atlantic City, Evander Holyfield beats Hasim Rahman by TKO; fight stopped 1:40 into 8th round because of giant welt above Rahman’s left eye.

2004 — Detroit and Indiana combine for just 60 first-half points in the Pistons’ 69-65 victory, breaking the NBA playoff record of 62 set by the Pistons and Nets during the second round.

2008 — Hillary Will is the 11th woman in NHRA history to win a national event when she takes the Top Fuel event at the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals. Will drives her dragster to a 4.744-second run at a top speed of 304.53 mph, beating No. 1 qualifier Larry Dixon for her first career win in Top Fuel.

2010 — French Open upset specialist Robin Soderling strikes again, rallying past defending champion Roger Federer in a rainy quarterfinal, 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4. The loss ends Federer’s record streak of reaching the semifinals in 23 consecutive major events.

2012 — Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in the New York Mets’ 50-year MLB history when he beats the St. Louis Cardinals, 8 – 0.

2012 — Jonathan Crawford pitches the seventh no-hitter in NCAA tournament history, shutting down Bethune-Cookman in a 4-0 victory in the opener of the Gainesville Regional.

2012 — Alex Miklos hits a go-ahead RBI triple in the 21st inning as Kent State outlasts Kentucky 7-6 in the second-longest game in NCAA tournament history.

2019 — Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr produces a huge upset when he stops English champion Anthony Joshua in 7 at Madison Square Garden; wins IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles.

2019 — UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Liverpool beats Tottenham, 2-0 for Reds’ 6th title.


June 2

1896 — Hastings, ridden by H. Griffin, edges Handspring by a neck to capture the Belmont Stakes.

1908 — Royal Tourist, ridden by Eddie Dugan, posts a four-length victory over Live Wire in the Preakness Stakes.

1909 — Joe Madden, ridden by Eddie Dugan, wins the Belmont Stakes by eight lengths over Wise Mason.

1935 — Babe Ruth, 40, announces his retirement as a player.

1935 — French Championships Men’s Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only French title, beating Gottfried von Cramm of Germany 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

1942 — Red Sox star Ted Williams enlists as a US Navy aviator.

1947 — After a six-year layoff, 13-year-old Honey Cloud wins the second race at Aqueduct. His jockey, Clarence Minner, takes his first ride in 10 years.

1962 — French Championships Women’s Tennis: In an all-Australian final Margaret Smith beats doubles partner Lesley Turner 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

1971 — European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Ajax beats Panathinaikos, 2-0; Dutch champions begin 3-year period of domination.

1985 — Nancy Lopez beats Alice Miller by eight strokes to win the LPGA championship.

1991 — Andrettis finish 1-2-3 in the Miller 200 at Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway in Milwaukee. Mario Andretti finishes third, his son Michael wins the race and his nephew John finished second.

1996 — Annika Sorenstam closes with a 4-under 66 to win her second consecutive U.S. Women’s Open. Sorenstam’s 8-under 272 is the best ever in the Open.

2002 — Annika Sorenstam matches the LPGA record for margin of victory in a 54-hole event while winning the inaugural Kellogg-Keebler Classic. Sorenstam finishes at 21-under 195 to win by 11 strokes.

2005 — Jockey Russell Baze records his 9,000th career victory aboard Queen of the Hunt in the eighth race at Golden Gate Fields.

2007 — Daniel Gibson scores a career-high 31 points as Cleveland beats Detroit 98-82 to advance to the NBA Finals. The Cavaliers are the third team to come back from an 0-2 deficit in a conference finals, joining the 1971 Baltimore Bullets and 1993 Chicago Bulls.

2008 — Pittsburgh outlasts Detroit 4-3 in three overtimes of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. Petr Sykora scores at 9:57 of the third overtime ending the fifth-longest finals game in NHL history.

2010 — Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers loses his bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning on a call that first base umpire Jim Joyce later admits he blew. First baseman Miguel Cabrera cleanly fields Jason Donald’s grounder to his right and makes an accurate throw to Galarraga covering the bag. The ball is there in time, and all of Comerica Park is ready to celebrate the 3-0 win over Cleveland, until Joyce emphatically signals safe.

2011 — Dirk Nowitzki makes the tie-breaking layup with 3.6 seconds left, and the Dallas Mavericks roar back from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 95-93 and tie the NBA finals at one game apiece. The Mavs outscore the Heat 22-5 down the stretch and pull off the biggest comeback win in an NBA finals since 1992.

2019 — US Open Women’s Golf, CC of Charleston: Lee Jeong-eun of South Korea wins her first major title; beats runners-up Lexi Thompson, Agel Yin and Ryu So-yeon by 2 strokes.


June 3

1932 — Lou Gehrig becomes the first major league player to hit four consecutive home runs in a game, giving the New York Yankees a 20-13 win over the Philadelphia A’s. Gehrig’s feat, however, is overshadowed by the resignation of John McGraw, manager of the New York Giants for 30 years.

1944 — Bounding Home, ridden by G.L. Smith, wins the Belmont Stakes by one-half length over Pensive, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

1959 — European Cup Final, Stuttgart: Real Madrid beats Stade de Reims, 2-0; 4th consecutive title for Los Blancos.

1961 — Sherluck, ridden by Braulio Baeza, wins the Belmont Stakes. Carry Beck, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, finishes seventh.

1972 — French Open Women’s Tennis: American icon Billie Jean King wins her only French singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong of Australia 6-3, 6-3.

1980 — NY Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, #1 overall.

1984 — Patty Sheehan wins the LPGA championship by a record 10 strokes over Beth Daniel and Pat Bradley.

1991 — Thomas Hearns becomes a world champion for the sixth time, capturing the World Boxing Association’s light-heavyweight title with a 12-round unanimous decision over Virgil Hill.

1992 — Chicago’s Michael Jordan scores a record 35 points, including a record six 3-pointers, in the first half as the Bulls beat Portland 122-89 in the opening game of the NBA Finals. Jordan finishes with 39 points and Chicago is only two points shy of the largest victory margin in the finals.

1995 — Pedro Martinez of Montreal pitches nine perfect innings against San Diego before giving up a leadoff double to Bip Roberts in the 10th inning of the Expos’ 1-0 win.

1999 — Four days after her first LPGA Tour victory, Kelli Kuehne ties the Women’s U.S. Open record with an 8-under 64 in the first round to take a one-stroke lead over Juli Inkster.

2001 — Karrie Webb wins the U.S. Women’s Open in a runaway for the second year in a row. Webb shoots a 1-under 69 for an eight-stroke victory, the largest margin at a Women’s Open in 21 years.

2004 — Calgary ties an NHL record with its 10th road win of the playoffs with a 3-2 overtime victory over Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals. The New Jersey Devils also won 10 road playoff games during their championship seasons of 1995 and 2000.

2006 — Jeff Burton has the biggest come-from-behind win ever in a Busch race, overcoming a 36th-place starting position in the Dover 200 for his second victory of the season.

2006 — Russia’s Nikolai Valuev retains his WBA heavyweight title in Hanover, Germany, stopping Jamaican challenger Owen Beck with a right uppercut in the third round.

2011 — Roger Federer ends Novak Djokovic’s perfect season and 43-match winning streak, beating him 7-6 (5), 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5) in the French Open semifinals. Federer advances to the title match against five-time champion Rafael Nadal. Nadal reaches his sixth final in seven years at Roland Garros by defeating Andy Murray 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 in the other semifinal.

2012 — Tiger Woods won his 73rd PGA tour victory with a two-stoke win over Andres Romero and Rory Sabbatini in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Course.

2017 — UEFA Champions League Final, Cardiff: Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as defending champions Real Madrid thrash Juventus, 4-1 for 12th title; Juventus loses 5th consecutive final.

2018 — Stephen Curry, Golden State, broke Ray Allen’s NBA Finals record for the most 3-pointers with nine in the Warriors 122-103 Game 2 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

June 4

1870 — Ed Brown becomes the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher.

1927 — The United States wins the first Ryder Cup golf tournament by beating Britain 9½-2½.

1932 — Faireno, ridden by Tommy Malley, wins the Belmont Stakes by 1½ lengths over Osculator. Burgoo King, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, doesn’t race.

1966 — Ameroid, ridden by Bill Boland, wins the Belmont Stakes by 2½ lengths over Buffle. Kauai King, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, finishes fourth.

1974 — NFL grants franchise to Seattle Seahawks.

1984 — 1960 champion Arnold Palmer fails to qualify for the US Open Golf Championship for the first time in 32 years.

1987 — Danny Harris defeats Edwin Moses in the 400 hurdles at a meet in Madrid, ending the longest winning streak in track and field. Moses, had won 122 consecutive races dating to Aug. 26, 1977.

1988 — West Germany’s Steffi Graf beats 17-year-old Natalia Zvereva of the Soviet Union in 32 minutes with a 6-0, 6-0 victory to win the French Open for the second straight year.

1990 — Penn State is voted into the Big Ten. The school becomes the 11th member of the league and first addition to the Midwest-based conference since Michigan State in 1949.

1994 — Haile Gebrselassie becomes the first Ethiopian to set a world track record with a time of 12:56.96 in the men’s 5,000 meters at Hengelo, Netherlands.

1998 — Harut Karapetyan of the LA Galaxy scores three goals in five minutes for the fastest hat trick in MLS history in an 8-1 rout of the Dallas Burn. The seven-goal margin sets an MLS record.

2005 — Justine Henin-Hardenne beats a rattled and fumbling Mary Pierce 6-1, 6-1 to win the French Open, capping a comeback from a blood virus with her fourth Grand Slam title and her second at Roland Garros.

2005 — Eddie Castro sets a North American record for most wins by a jockey in one day at one track, winning nine races on the 13-race card at Miami’s Calder Race Course.

2008 — The Detroit Red Wings win the Stanley Cup for the fourth time in 11 seasons with a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 .

2009 — Randy Johnson earns his 300th win, becoming the 24th major league pitcher to reach the milestone by leading San Francisco to a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals in the first game of a doubleheader.

2011 — Li Na becomes the first Chinese — man or woman — to win a Grand Slam singles title. She beats Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6 (0) in the French Open final for her fifth career title and first on clay.

2016 — Garbine Muguruza wins her first Grand Slam title by beating defending champion Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 at the French Open, denying the American her record-equaling 22nd major trophy.

2019 — San Francisco Giant Manager Bruce Bochy wins his 1,000th game as the manager of the Giants with a 9-3 victory over the New York Mets.


June 5

1884 — James McLaughlin becomes the first jockey to win three straight Belmont Stakes when he rides Panique to victory. He won with George Kinney (1883) and Forester (1882). McLaughlin repeats his feat in 1886-88. McLaughlin’s triple is matched by jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. in 1984.

1925 — Willie McFarlane beats Bobby Jones by one stroke in the second round of a playoff to capture the U.S. Open. Macfarlane shoots a 291 at Worcester (Mass.) Country Club.

1927 — Johnny Weissmuller sets 100-yard & 200-yard free-style swim record.

1937 — War Admiral, ridden by Charles Kurtsinger, wins the Triple Crown with a three-length victory over Sceneshifter in the Belmont Stakes.

1943 — Count Fleet, ridden by Johnny Longden, wins the Triple Crown by 25 lengths in the Belmont Stakes. Count Fleet goes at off at 1-20 odds in a race with no place or show betting.

1952 — Jersey Joe Walcott scores a 15-round unanimous decision over Ezzard Charles in Philadelphia to retain the world heavyweight title.

1961 — The newly formed American Basketball League adopts the 3-point field goal.

1977 — The Portland Trail Blazers hold off the Philadelphia 76ers 109-107 to win the NBA championship in six games. Portland becomes the first team in the 31-year history of the league to win four straight after losing the first two games.

1985 — Steve Cauthen wins the Epsom Derby aboard Slip Anchor and became the only American jockey to win both the English Derby and Kentucky Derby. Cauthen had ridden Affirmed to victory in the 1978 Kentucky Derby.

1993 — Julie Krone guides Colonial Affair to victory in the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first female jockey to win a Triple Crown race.

1994 — Arantxa Sanchez Vicario and Sergi Bruguera produce the best day of tennis in Spanish history. Sanchez Vicario beats Mary Pierce 6-4, 6-4 in the French Open final and Bruguera retains his title by defeating another Spaniard, Alberto Berasategui, 6-3, 7-5, 2-6, 6-1.

1999 — Steffi Graf wins her sixth French Open title and her first Grand Slam championship in almost three years, beating top-ranked Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

1999 — Charismatic loses his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner when he fractures his left front cannon bone and sesamoid while finishing third to Lemon Drop Kid in the Belmont Stakes.

2004 — Smarty Jones loses his Triple Crown bid and his perfect record when Birdstone runs him down near the finish of a thrilling Belmont Stakes. Birdstone, a 36-1 long shot ridden by Edgar Prado, returns $74, $14 and $8.60.

2005 — Spanish teenager Rafael Nadal beats unseeded Mariano Puerta of Argentina in four sets to win the French Open men’s singles title. The No. 4-seeded Nadal becomes the youngest men’s Grand Slam champion since Pete Sampras won the U.S. Open at 19 in 1990.

2011 — Rafael Nadal wins his record-equaling sixth French Open title, beating Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1 in the final.

2016 — Novak Djokovic becomes the first man in nearly a half-century to win four consecutive major championships and finally earned elusive French Open title to complete a career Grand Slam, beating Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

2021 — Luis Saez rides Essential Quality to wins the 153rd Belmont Stakes.


June 6

1919 — Man o’ War wins his first race, a 5-furlong contest over a straightaway at Belmont Park. The 3-to-5 favorite wins by six lengths, covering the distance in 59 seconds.

1924 — Cyril Walker captures the U.S. Open with a three-stroke victory over Bobby Jones.

1936 — Granville, ridden by James Stout, wins the Belmont Stakes by a neck over Mr. Bones. Bold Venture, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, does not run in the race.

1946 — The National Basketball Association is founded at the Commodore Hotel in New York.

1966 — NFL & AFL announce their merger.

1969 — Joe Namath resigns from NFL after Pete Rozelle, football commissioner, said he must sell his stake in a bar.

1976 — 30th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Phoenix Suns, 4 games to 2.

1981 — Summing, ridden by George Martins, wins the Belmont Stakes, spoiling Pleasant Colony’s Triple Crown bid.

1987 — Bet Twice, ridden by Craig Perret, breezes to a 14-length victory in the Belmont Stakes to deny Alysheba the Triple Crown. Alysheba is a distant fourth.

1987 — West Germany’s Steffi Graf, eight days shy of her 18th birthday, becomes the youngest women’s champion of the French Open when she beats Martina Navratilova 6-4, 4-6, 8-6.

1992 — NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters.

1998 — Real Quiet is denied the Triple Crown when Victory Gallop edges him at the wire in the Belmont Stakes.

1999 — Andre Agassi rallies to win the French Open and become the fifth man to complete a career Grand Slam. After losing the first two sets, Agassi surges back to beat Andrei Medvedev 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Agassi won the 1992 Wimbledon, 1994 U.S. Open and 1995 Australian Open.

1999 — Juli Inkster wins the U.S. Women’s Open with a 16-under 272, the lowest 72-hole score in the championship’s 54-year history.

2007 — The Anaheim Ducks capture the Stanley Cup with a 6-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators, ending the series in five games.

2007 — Trevor Hoffman becomes the first major leaguer with 500 career saves when he closes out the San Diego Padres’ 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

2010 — Rafael Nadal wins his fifth French Open title and avenges his lone Roland Garros defeat, beating Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-2, 6-4. Nadal improves to 38-1 at Roland Garros, with the only loss to Soderling in the fourth round a year ago.

2011 — The Bowl Championship Series strips the Southern California Trojans of their 2004 title, leaving that season without a BCS champion. BCS officials vacated the championship after the Trojans were hit with heavy NCAA sanctions last year for rules violations committed during the 2004 and ’05 seasons.

2015 — American Pharoah leads all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5½ lengths, becoming the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. The bay colt, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Victor Espinoza, is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

2015 — Serena Williams overcomes a mid-match lull and a third-set deficit to win her third French Open title and 20th major singles trophy by beating Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2.

2015 — Tiger Woods hits a new low with the highest score of his career — an 85 in the Memorial at Muirfield Village, the course where he has won eight times. Woods ends his front nine of the third round with back-to-back double bogeys and finishes with a quadruple-bogey 8.

2015 — UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus, 3-1 for 5th title and second treble (Spanish La Liga & Cup champions).

2018 — LeBron James passes Michael Jordan’s record of 109 for the most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in a 110-102 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

2023 — In a stunning development, the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf League agree to unify to create its own for-profit entity to be run by the PGA Tour and funded by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.


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