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DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving’s personal 13-game losing streak against the Celtics is over.

Now it’s back to the parquet floor in Boston to face his former team again, the Dallas Mavericks still alive in the NBA Finals after avoiding a sweep with a 122-84 blowout in Game 4 on Friday night.

The first two road games in this series weren’t Irving’s best, the two in Dallas quite a bit better despite a Game 3 loss that left the Mavs with a deficit no NBA team has overcome to win a playoff series.

Combine that with much more of an impact from the role players around Irving and co-star Luka Doncic, and maybe the constant booing of Irving from the jilted fans in Boston won’t ring quite as loudly in Game 5 on Monday night.

Plenty of green-clad Celtics fans were planning a celebration in Texas, but the loud cheers early when the game was close didn’t last long.

“You saw all those Celtics fans in there tonight. They travel in packs,” said Irving, who spent two seasons in Boston. “When we go to Boston, there’s going to be a bunch of them yelling a whole bunch of crazy stuff still, but I think we’ve been able to grow and face kind of this adversity head on.

“We’re figuring out each other in a crazy way during the highest stage of basketball,” Irving said. “So it’s a beautiful thing, but it also can be chaotic if you don’t know how to stay poised through it.”

If the Mavericks are to become just the 12th of 157 teams to force a Game 6 after falling behind 3-0 — and get the title series back to Dallas — the supporting cast for Irving and Doncic will have to keep it up.

Dereck Lively II connected on a 3-pointer for the first time in his career — exactly seven months after the the second of the two regular-season attempts from beyond the arc by the 7-foot-1 rookie center.

At one point in the second half, Lively had 12 rebounds, his final total, to 16 for Boston. No wonder Dallas outscored the Celtics 60-26 in the paint, where Lively scored the other eight of his 11 points.

Dante Exum hit two 3s and had another taken away when replay revealed he had stepped out of bounds. The buckets from deep were coming from so many Dallas players — 14 of 23, although those numbers were skewed a bit by the blowout — it didn’t matter that Doncic and Irving combined to go 1 of 14.

“It’s five people on the floor,” Doncic said. “So that’s huge for us. Everybody played with a lot of energy. That’s how we got to do it. We got to think the same way in Game 5 in Boston.”

Doncic scored 25 of his 29 points in the first half, while Irving had 10 of his 21 in the third quarter to help push a 26-point halftime lead to 38 before all starters were out of the game for good late in the third.

Lively’s games in the finals have somewhat mirrored those of Irving, his fellow Duke alum. The 20-year-old was mostly quiet in Boston. The two games in Dallas put him in the company of Magic Johnson as the only rookies with consecutive double-doubles in the NBA Finals.

He replaced starter Daniel Gafford earlier than in any of the previous finals games, and coach Jason Kidd said Lively just happened to be in the right spot — the right corner — when he hit the 3 to put Dallas ahead for good about three minutes later.

It’s unlikely Lively will start at this point — something he did early in his rookie season — but the crowd probably will notice when he heads to the scorer’s table for the first time back in Boston.

“If they leave me open in the corner, I’m going to get them up, for sure,” Lively said. “It’s just having that trust. Luka is going to give me the ball. As soon as I shot it, he kind of jumped for joy when it went in.”

Irving is still trying to find some joy in Boston, and he gets another chance this season.


BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics picked the most inopportune time to play their worst game of the season.

Boston’s 122-84 Game 4 loss to Dallas had all kinds of superlatives, and none of them were good.

It ended the Celtics’ 10-game playoff win streak. It was the Celtics’ lowest scoring output of the season and marked the first time the Celtics have allowed the Mavericks to eclipse 100 points in the series on a stellar night for Dallas stars Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

It also reminded the Celtics that putting a championship bow on what has been one of the franchise’s most successful seasons will require the same resilience they’ve shown during a postseason in which they haven’t lost consecutive games.

“It’s a learning lesson, for sure. Got to show up and show out every night. They’re not going to roll over,” Celtics reserve Sam Hauser said. “They’re down 3-1 now. They’re desperate. … They’re not going to make it easy on us.”

As humbling as Game 4’s loss was, history will be on the Celtics’ side for Game 5.

While Friday’s loss was the seventh time that the Celtics have lost by 20 or more points in the finals, they are 5-1 in the previous six.

The game Monday also falls on the 16th anniversary of Boston clinching its last championship in 2008.

“It’s a great opportunity to respond,” said Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, whose finished Game 4 with a minus-19 plus-minus – his second-worst of these playoffs and third-worst of his entire playoff career. “We just regroup. We keep our same mentality, and we come out and get ready to fight in another battle on our home floor.”

It’s also the latest chance for coach Joe Mazzulla to reinforce the lessons he has tried to instill in his team. Hauser recalled Boston’s Game 3 win when Dallas rallied to cut a 21-point fourth quarter lead to just one with less than four minutes to play.

“The Mavs were on that big run, the start of the fourth there. He came in and said, ‘That was great. That makes us hungrier,’” Hauser said. “He didn’t even focus on the win, he focused on that, which was cool. It keeps all of us grounded and knowing that we have more work to do.”

It was the same tone Mazzulla tried to set during the regular season.

Boston opened the season by winning its first five games before losing in overtime at Minnesota. Postgame Mazzulla expressed excitement for his team experiencing an opponent challenging it to play its best basketball. Following another loss two nights later at Philadelphia, the Celtics reeled off six straight victories.

In February, the Celtics lost on their home court to a Los Angeles Lakers team without both LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Then Boston reeled off a season-high 11-game win streak.

The Celtics are now just one more bounce-back win away from seeing those instances of adversity bear championship fruit.

If they need any more consolation — each of the Celtics previous three title-winning teams in 1984, 1986 and 2008 all lost with close-out opportunities on the road and then returned to win at home.

“Close-out games are hard. Close-out games are tough,” Brown said. “They always have been like that, and you’ve got to have extreme focus. You’ve got to come out and meet their intensity to finish things out.”

Jayson Tatum is expecting the TD Garden crowd to bring the energy to match the moment.

“I think it’s going to be as loud as it’s ever been in my seven years of being a Celtic,” he said. “Excited to go back home. Celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday and compete for a championship on Monday.”



Jonquel Jones scored a career-high 34 points Saturday and the visiting New York Liberty won a rematch of last year’s WNBA championship series, thumping the Las Vegas Aces 90-82.

Jones canned 12 of 16 shots from the field and 4 of 5 3-pointers, inserting the dagger on a 3-ball with 2:39 remaining in the game that upped New York’s lead to an insurmountable 86-68. Jones added eight rebounds.

Sabrina Ionescu chipped in 15 points and 12 assists for her first double-double of the year, while Breanna Stewart contributed 14 points and 12 rebounds. Betnijah Laney-Hamilton hit for 12 points as the Liberty improved to 12-2.

Kelsey Plum paced Las Vegas (6-6) with 22 points, while A’ja Wilson added 21, ending her league-record streak of eight straight game with at least 25 points. Alysha Clark scored 13 and Jackie Young was held to 10 points on 4 of 12 shooting.

New York canned 48.5 percent of its shots from the field, including 12 of 28 from the 3-point line, and earned a 37-31 advantage on the glass. The Aces managed only two offensive rebounds and shot 44.9 percent from the field and 11 of 34 from behind the arc.

Wilson got Las Vegas off to a fast start by hitting her first shot and then assisting on a pair of buckets. But New York erased the 6-0 deficit and then some, taking a 28-20 lead to the second quarter as Ionescu splashed a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left.

Plum, playing under the weather, rattled off 14 second quarter points in a 5 1/2-minute span. Her 3-pointer off a Wilson dish gave the Aces a 41-39 lead but the Liberty rallied to grab a 45-43 edge at the break.

Las Vegas started the third quarter with a 10-2 burst and forced a New York timeout after Plum’s floater gave it a 53-47 lead. However, the Liberty answered back with 14 straight points and took a 67-60 advantage to the fourth period.

New York played its fourth straight game without starting point guard Courtney Vandersloot (personal reasons).


Rachel Banham poured in 16 points off the bench to lead a balanced Connecticut offensive attack as the visiting Sun rolled to an 85-67 victory over the reeling Dallas Wings on Saturday afternoon in Arlington, Texas.

The Sun (a WNBA-best 12-1) won their third straight game after their only loss of the season and continue to add to their best start to a season. Connecticut never trailed on Saturday, building a 10-point lead after a quarter and carrying that to halftime before outscoring the Wings by 12 in the third period to remove any notion of a Dallas comeback.

DiJonai Carrington added 14 points for the Sun, with Alyssa Thomas racking up 13 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, Brionna Jones scoring 12 points and Tyasha Harris hitting for 10.

Teaira McCowan and Maddy Siegrist paced Dallas (3-9) with 16 points each while Arike Ogunbowale had 11. It was the first time this season Ogunbowale was not the Wings’ leading scorer and snapped a streak of 11 consecutive games with 20 or more points for the Dallas star.

Dallas (3-9) has dropped seven consecutive games. Saturday’s point total was the Wings’ lowest in 2024.

The Sun took control from the jump, scoring the game’s first 10 points over the initial two and a half minutes and building a 15-point lead when Thomas banked in a jumper at the 1:54 mark of the opening quarter. Dallas responded, clawing back to within 27-17 thanks to three free throws by Ogunbowale with 0.2 seconds left in the period.

Connecticut held the Wings at bay throughout the second period, rebuilding its lead to as many as 13 points on a pair of free throws by Jones with 4:11 to play in the quarter. Dallas closed to within seven points on a putback layup by McCowan with 2:45 remaining before the Sun closed the half on a 7-4 run that netted them a 43-33 advantage at the break.

Up 55-43 late in the third, the Sun outscored Dallas 13-3 to close out the quarter.

Jones and Carrington scored 10 points each before halftime to lead all scorers while Ogunbowale and McCowan tallied eight apiece for the Wings. Dallas was just 1 of 9 from beyond the arc in the half.



EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the Stanley Cup Final as part of a four-point performance, and the Edmonton Oilers routed the Florida Panthers 8-1 in Game 4 on Saturday night to avoid being eliminated in a sweep.

The Oilers scored five goals on their first 16 shots to chase playoff MVP candidate goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky early in the second period. McDavid had three assists to reach 32 and pass Wayne Gretzky for the most in a single postseason.

Edmonton got a goal shorthanded from Mattias Janmark three minutes in to get the already fired up crowd into it and a 5-on-3 goal later that ended an 0 for 12 drought on the power play in the series.

Stuart Skinner was spectacular at the other end to send the series back to Sunrise for Game 5 on Tuesday night.



Hunter Goodman homered twice and finished a triple shy of the cycle, Michael Toglia hit a grand slam and also singled and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 16-4 in Denver on Saturday night.

Goodman had four hits and five RBIs to overshadow Ryan McMahon becoming the first Colorado player to steal home since Dexter Fowler did so on July 21, 2011. McMahon, who also doubled twice, is the 16th player in Rockies franchise history to swipe home.

McMahon had a sizable lead at third when catcher Yasmani Grandal lobbed a throw to the mound in the fifth. McMahon broke for the plate on the throw and scored standing up as Pittsburgh starter Jared Jones caught the ball.

Nick Gonzales homered among his two hits and Andrew McCutchen went deep for the fifth straight game at Coors Field for the Pirates. Bryan Reynolds had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 13 games.

Jones (4-6) allowed six runs on six hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings. Rockies starter Ty Blach gave up two runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Royals 7, Dodgers 2

MJ Melendez capped a 12-pitch at-bat with his first career grand slam and Seth Lugo tossed six strong innings as Kansas City beat host Los Angeles.

Lugo (10-2) reached double digits in wins for the first time in his nine-year career while yielding two runs on six hits. John Schreiber, Sam Long and Nick Anderson combined for three scoreless innings to help the Royals even the three-game series at a win apiece.

Dodgers starter Yoshinobu Yamamoto exited the game after two innings due to triceps tightness. The right-hander threw 28 pitches and was replaced by Michael Grove to start the third inning. Blake Treinen (2-1) took the loss.

Tigers 13, Astros 5

Riley Greene hit two home runs and recorded his first career four-hit game to pace a rousing display from Detroit, which bashed host Houston.

Greene went 4-for-5 with a career-high six RBIs and 10 total bases. Carson Kelly and Colt Keith also homered for the Tigers. Keith and Wenceel Perez, both rookies, each finished 4-for-6. Detroit recorded a season-high 19 hits, providing starter Jack Flaherty (4-4) with ample support.

Astros right-hander Spencer Arrighetti (3-6), starting a day early after Justin Verlander was scratched with neck discomfort, allowed seven runs on five hits — including three homers — while recording only four outs.

Cubs 5, Cardinals 1

Shota Imanaga recorded his eighth quality start of the season, Ian Happ blasted a three-run homer and host Chicago beat St. Louis.

Imanaga (7-1) went seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits. He didn’t issue a walk and struck out six as Chicago evened the three-game series with St. Louis at one win apiece.

After Imanaga worked out of a seventh-inning jam, Happ made St. Louis pay in the bottom of the frame, making it 5-1 with his seventh homer of the year. Happ went 2-for-3 despite entering Saturday with just one hit over his previous seven games (1-for-24). Nolan Arenado delivered St. Louis’ lone run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Blue Jays 5, Guardians 0

Toronto jumped out to an early lead and Bowden Francis pitched four strong innings of relief en route to a victory over visiting Cleveland.

Francis (3-2) allowed four hits and struck out two as the Blue Jays split the first two games of the three-game series. Isiah Kiner-Falefa had two hits and an RBI for Toronto.

Steven Kwan had three singles for the Guardians to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco (2-6) allowed five runs, six hits and two walks, striking out two in five innings.

Orioles 6, Phillies 2

Anthony Santander homered twice and drove in four runs as Baltimore downed visiting Philadelphia in a matchup of two of the top teams in the major leagues.

Gunnar Henderson, Ryan O’Hearn and Ramon Urias joined Santander in having two hits for the Orioles, who snapped a two-game skid that followed a season-best six-game winning streak.

Grayson Rodriguez (8-2) worked seven innings for the victory, holding the Phillies to two runs on seven hits. Alec Bohm had two hits, including a double, and Edmundo Sosa homered for Philadelphia. Taijuan Walker (3-2) took the loss, allowing three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Nationals 4, Marlins 0

Washington rookie left-hander DJ Herz allowed one hit over six shutout innings while striking out 13 to earn his first major league victory while handcuffing visiting Miami.

Herz did not allow a walk in his third career start. Dylan Floro pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning, Hunter Harvey struck out Tim Anderson with the bases loaded to end the eighth and Kyle Finnegan pitched the ninth to complete a four-hit shutout for the Nationals.

Jake Burger had two of the four hits for Miami, which has lost four in a row.

Angels 4, Giants 3

Logan O’Hoppe tied the game in the sixth with a two-run home run, Luis Rengifo delivered an RBI single an inning later and visiting Los Angeles held on to defeat San Francisco.

The Los Angeles bullpen picked up starter Patrick Sandoval with four innings of shutout ball, helping the Angels win a second straight game in the three-game series. Matt Moore (3-2) pitched a scoreless bottom of the sixth, setting up the visitors’ game-winning run in the seventh, which came against Giants reliever Ryan Walker (4-3).

Heliot Ramos finished 3-for-5 with all three RBIs for the Giants, who lost for the fourth time in their past six games.

Mets 5, Padres 1

J.D. Martinez homered twice and New York stayed hot with a victory over visiting San Diego.

Jose Quintana and a pair of relievers combined on a two-hitter for the Mets, who have won four in a row and 10 of their past 14. Martinez finished 3-for-3 with a pair of walks.

Padres rookie Jackson Merrill extended his home run streak to three games by going deep off Quintana in the fifth. Quintana (2-5) allowed two hits and one run while striking out six over six innings.

Brewers 3, Reds 1

Joey Ortiz gave Milwaukee all the runs it needed with a three-run homer as the Brewers beat visiting Cincinnati in the middle game of a three-game series.

Brewers right-hander Bryse Wilson (4-3), who came in as the bulk reliever after opener Jared Koenig got the first two outs of the game, settled in and allowed just three singles over 5 1/3 innings, striking out six.

Reds starter Andrew Abbott (5-6) took the loss, giving up three runs, four hits and three walks to go along with three strikeouts.

Braves 9, Rays 2

Atlanta hit three of its four homers in the fifth inning and got six strong innings from starting pitcher Charlie Morton to beat visiting Tampa Bay and extend its winning streak to three games.

With his team trailing 1-0 in the fifth, Jarred Kelenic hit a two-run shot to give the Braves the lead. After Ozzie Albies walked, Marcell Ozuna hit his National League-leading 20th homer of the season. Matt Olson followed with his 11th homer and Austin Riley put the game away with a three-run blast in the seventh.

Morton (4-3) worked six innings and allowed one run on three hits. Ray Kerr surrendered a solo homer to the Rays’ Randy Arozarena. Tampa Bay starter Ryan Pepiot (4-4) was knocked out of the game after 4 2/3 innings, having given up five runs and six hits.

Red Sox 8, Yankees 4

Tyler O’Neill and Jarren Duran each collected two hits and scored twice as Boston beat visiting New York.

O’Neill scored in each of the first two innings as Boston built a 5-2 lead. He had an RBI double in the first and singled in the second. Duran doubled in the first and hit an RBI single in the eighth.

Juan Soto hit a solo home run for the Yankees — his 18th long ball of the season — off reliever Justin Slaten (4-2), who got the win. New York starter Carlos Rodon (9-3) exited after throwing 109 pitches in five innings. He gave up five runs on seven hits.

Mariners 7, Rangers 5

Julio Rodriguez hit a two-run homer and George Kirby pitched six strong innings as Seattle defeated visiting Texas for the second straight night.

Josh Rojas went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs for the Mariners, who increased their American League West lead over second-place Texas to a season-high 7 1/2 games. Kirby (6-5) allowed one unearned run on three hits.

Marcus Semien had three hits and three RBIs, and the Rangers scored five runs in the top of the ninth to make it close. Starter Nathan Eovaldi (3-3) lasted just three innings. He gave up four runs on four hits.

White Sox 9, Diamondbacks 2

Lenyn Sosa finished a triple shy of the cycle and collected three RBIs and Andrew Vaughn also homered and drove in three runs to lead Chicago to a victory over Arizona in Phoenix.

Paul DeJong and Korey Lee also homered for Chicago, which won for just the seventh time in 37 road games this season. Erick Fedde (5-1) picked up the win, allowing two runs on eight hits over six innings.

Corbin Carroll had two doubles and scored twice for Arizona, which had a two-game winning streak snapped. Thyago Vieira (0-1) allowed two runs on two hits over 2 1/3 innings of relief.

Athletics-Twins (postponed)

Inclement weather in Minneapolis forced the postponement of a game between Minnesota and Oakland.

The game is scheduled to be made up on Sunday as part of a split doubleheader, with the first game set for 2:10 p.m. ET and the second for 7:40 p.m.



OMAHA, Neb. – Having just seen a teammate thrown out trying to steal his way into scoring position and down to a final strike, Mitchell Daly blasted a hanging slider into the Kentucky bullpen to give the Wildcats a 5-4, 10-inning victory at Charles Schwab Stadium in their first-ever College World Series game.

The Cats now will face the winner of Texas A&M and Florida on Monday night at 7 p.m. ET.

Having seen a 3-1 sixth inning lead turn into a 4-3 deficit and down to their final three outs, Kentucky rose from the ashes yet again in this magical season. Ryan Nicholson escorted a pitch just inside the left field foul pole to tie the game before Daly, a MCWS veteran from his time at Texas, connected for the winner, sending a delirious dugout streaming onto the diamond.

UK now has set the school record for victories in a season with 46.

Nolan McCarthy had a two-run home run and Trey Pooser delivered 6.2 strong innings to keep the Cats in good position. Johnny Hummel earned the victory on the mound.


Kentucky now is 46-14 in 2024.

46 wins sets the most in school history (2012).

Kentucky is 27-11 in day games.

Kentucky is 1-0 all-time at the MCWS.

The attendance was 24,488.

Kentucky is 6-0 in the 2024 NCAA Tournament.

Kentucky’s pitchers have allowed eight runs over the last 49 innings.

Kentucky now has won 18 games this season vs. ranked opponents.

UK Coach Nick Mingione is in his eighth season at the helm and now owns a 262-164 career record.

Mingione now is the second-winningest coach in school history.

UK is 14-6 in the NCAA Tournament under Mingione.

Senior Trey Pooser completed 6.2 innings, allowing three runs on nine hits.

In the NCAA Tournament he has allowed four runs in 20.2 IP.

Junior Nolan McCarthy went 2-for-3 with a run, two RBI, a walk and home run.

Senior Ryan Nicholson went 3-for-4 with two runs and a solo home run.

Senior Mitchell Daly had two hits, including the game-winning home run.



Hit – Emilien Pitre (Double)

Run – Emilien Pitre

RBI – Nick Lopez (RBI Single)

Home Run – Nolan McCarthy (2-run, LF)

SAC – Devin Burkes


Pitch – Trey Pooser

Strikeout – Trey Pooser (swinging)

Double Play – 3-6-3 (Ryan Nicholson-Grant Smith-Ryan Nicholson)


Kentucky will face Texas A&M on Monday night.


OMAHA – The No. 3 Texas A&M baseball team used a combination of early runs, stout pitching and late defensive heroics to secure a 3-2 victory over the Florida Gators in Saturday’s College World Series action at Charles Schwab Field.

The win marked the 50th of the season for the Aggies and the second time in eight trips they have won their opening game of the College World Series.

The contest was a nail-biter throughout, including the top of the ninth inning when Texas A&M right fielder Jace LaViolette pulled back a potential go-ahead two-run home run by Florida’s Cade Kurland to preserve the one-run lead.

Evan Aschenbeck, the 2024 NCBWA Stopper of the Year, tip-toed through 3.0 scoreless frames, scattering three hits and two walks while striking out four to earn his 10th save of the season.

The Aggies pounced on the Gators (34-29) for two runs in the bottom of the second inning. With one out, Caden Sorrell and Kaeden Kent sandwiched singles around an Ali Camarillo walk to fill the bags with Ags. Sorrell scampered home on a hot shot single to third base by Travis Chestnut and Camarillo scored on a wild pitch.

The Maroon & White tacked on a run in the third with Hayden Schott drawing a leadoff walk and scoring on Sorrell’s one-out double over the centerfielder’s head.

The Gators broke the scoring seal in the top of the seventh. Tyler Shelnut punched a leadoff double down the third base line. Dale Thomas plated Shelnut with a ground-rule double just past the glove of a diving Sorrell in the left field corner. Thomas advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Brody Donay and scored a grounder to shortstop by Michael Robertson.

Justin Lamkin was stellar in an abbreviated start, yielding just one hit with six strikeouts in 3.0 innings. Chris Cortez (10-3) picked up the win in relief, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out six over 3.0 innings.

Inside the Box Score

The Texas A&M staff recorded a program College World Series record for strikeouts with 16, topping a 12-K effort against Oklahoma in 2022.

The Aggies drew seven walks, turning two into runs.

Lamkin struck out six of the 10 batters he faced.

Aggie pitchers held Florida to 1-of-11 (.091) with runners in scoring position and 3-of-17 (.176) with runners on base.

Sorrell led Texas A&M at the plate, going 2-for-4 with one double, one run and one RBI.

Game Notes

The start of the game was delayed 4:07 due to lightning with the first pitch coming at 10:16 p.m.

The Aggies reached the 50-win plateau for the sixth time in school history and the first time since 2015.

Texas A&M won its first game of College World Series action for just the second time in eight trips.

In College World Series play, Texas A&M is now 5-14 all-time.

Under head coach Jim Schlossnagle, Texas A&M is now 15-4 in postseason play and 3-2 in College World Series games.

With his first inning walk, Laviolette claimed sole possession of the Texas A&M single-season walks record. He drew two in the game and has 59 for the season.

LaViolette has now reached base safely in 21 straight games, tying his longest stretch of the season.

The Aggies improved to 17-14 all-time against Florida.

Sorrell tallied his ninth career multi-hit game.

Aschenbeck worked his 25th multi-inning performance of the year.

Up Next The Aggies face the No. 2 Kentucky Wildcats in a winners bracket game Monday night at 6 p.m. from Charles Schwab Field.



The Cincinnati Bengals expect wide receiver Tee Higgins to sign his franchise tag on Saturday and show up to training camp next month, according to multiple media reports.

Higgins will make $21.8 million in 2024, far eclipsing the $10.1 million he’s earned in the four years since the Bengals selected him No. 33 overall in the 2020 draft.

Now, the Bengals will have some time to try to work out a long-term extension with Higgins before July 15. They also have their other starting receiver, Ja’Marr Chase, due for an extension and huge payday.

Higgins, 25, hasn’t take part in any offseason activities, including the recently concluded three-day mandatory minicamp.

Quarterback Joe Burrow said he’s eager to start throwing to Higgins again.

“Tee and I are always talking,” Burrow said, per ESPN. “I’ve seen Tee several times this offseason. He looks great. Whenever he’s ready to come back, I’ll be excited to see him.”

Higgins was limited by hamstring and rib injuries in 2023, forcing him to miss five games. Still, he caught 42 passes for 656 yards and scored five touchdowns.

In a Bengals uniform, Higgins has appeared in 58 regular-season games (53 starts) and caught 257 passes for 3,684 and 24 touchdowns.

He has added 457 yards and three scores in seven playoff games.



Katie Ledecky will be headed to the Olympics for the fourth time after winning the women’s 400-meter freestyle on Saturday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Indianapolis.

Ledecky secured her spot on the U.S. team that will be headed to Paris later this summer by finishing the event in 3:58.35, besting Paige Madden’s second-place time of 4:02.08. However, Madden did not qualify for the Olympic team in the 400m.

“I walked out of this tunnel tonight and just took a look around and just enjoyed the moment,” said Ledecky, a seven-time gold medalist. “We’ve come a long way and it’s really great that you all came out to support us. It’s been an amazing first night.”

Jillian Cox came in third, finishing in 4:06.89.

Over in the men’s 400m freestyle, Aaron Shackell came away with a ticket to Paris by edging Kieran Smith. Shackell’s 3:45.46 was just enough to top Smith’s 3:45.76.

David Johnston rounded out the top three at 3:46.19.

USA Swimming announced that 20,689 spectators were on hand at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the largest crowd ever for an indoor swimming competition.



Bryson DeChambeau shot a 3-under-par 67 and moved into the lead on Saturday after three rounds of the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, N.C.

Patrick Cantlay (third round 70), Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (69) and France’s Matthieu Pavon (69) are all three strokes back.

DeChambeau’s lead grew to four strokes before a late double bogey threatened to derail his momentum.

Yet on Sunday, DeChambeau will try to secure his second U.S. Open in a five-year stretch and add another Southern Methodist University connection to this tournament venue. Payne Stewart, who like DeChambeau was an ex-SMU golfer, won the first time the U.S. Open was held in Pinehurst 25 years ago.

Sweden’s Ludvig Aberg, who began the day with a one-stroke lead, shot 73 and is tied with Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama (70) at 2 under.

DeChambeau, who also shot 67 on Thursday, strung together five birdies — including both par-5 holes — in a 10-hole stretch, and suddenly the Pinehurst No. 2 course didn’t seem so menacing, at least for one golfer. That thought was dashed by the time he recorded a 6 on the 16th hole before responding with a birdie on the next hole.

DeChambeau, who won the U.S. Open in 2020, hasn’t finished better than a tie for 20th place since then.

McIlroy had bogeys on two of the final four holes. Pavon had a great start with birdies on three of the first seven holes before a pair of back-side bogeys.

Tony Finau (72) and England’s Tyrrell Hatton (70) share seventh place at 1 under.

Seven golfers registered under-par scores Saturday.

Collin Morikawa posted an early 66 and shot up the leaderboard with the day’s best score. After the bogey-free round with three birdies on the backside, he’s at even par and tied for ninth place with Canada’s Corey Conners (71) and South Korea’s Tom Kim (71).

“If I play the way I did (Saturday), who knows what could happen,” Morikawa said. “This course is only going to get tougher. I know it’s not going to be easy.”

Defending champion Wyndham Clark posted his second 71 of the week and sits at 5 over.

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler also recorded his second 71 of the tournament. At 6 over, he’s not in position to make a charge to the top after winning five tournaments already this year. He said he’s having trouble reading greens.

“Another frustrating day,” Scheffler said. “Today was a day where I thought I played a lot better than my score.”

Germany’s Martin Kaymer, who won the U.S. Open on this course 10 years ago, shot 77 and fell to 10 over.


The winner of the 124th U.S. Open on Sunday will pocket a major tournament-record $4.3 million, the United States Golf Association announced.

That total, which is a $300,000 boost from last year’s payout, trails only the $4.5 million payday that Scottie Scheffler received for winning The Players Championship in March. It eclipses his $3.6 million paycheck for emerging victorious at this year’s Masters Tournament in April and Xander Schauffele’s $3.3 million prize for capturing the PGA Championship in May.

The U.S. Open prize pool increased by $1.5 million to $21.5 million for the players competing at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.

In addition to the winner, the owners of the next three spots will receive seven-figure paydays. The runner-up will pocket $2.32 million, the third-place golfer will claim $1.45 million and the fourth-place finisher will take home just over $1 million — provided there are no ties.

Each participant finishing in the top 10 will receive at least $500,000.


Australian Grace Kim birdied four of her final six holes — including No. 18 — to open a five-shot lead after 54 holes at the Meijer LPGA Classic on Saturday in Belmont, Mich.

Kim sits at 17 under for the tournament, leading five players by five strokes, including second-round co-leader Ally Ewing (third round 71). Another four players are six shots off the lead in a tie for seventh at Blythefield Country Club.

After carding three straight birdies on Nos. 5-7, Kim’s only blemish came with a bogey on the par-5 10th. She more than made up for it with birdies on Nos. 13-14, the 16th and the par-5 finishing hole.

“Well, I guess I knew that my golf game was good enough, especially I’ve dealt with this position in L.A. recently this year,” Kim said. “I think I learned from experience … (and) just tried to do everything to keep my mind off the golf course or anything to do with golf. Yeah, I guess just tried to ease myself into the warmups and try to have a free mind out there today.”

Kim said she’s better prepared to play with a big lead in the final round.

“The last time I had a five-shot lead I didn’t do very well, so giving myself another chance to, I guess, do it again and actually get it done,” she said. “I know I’m going to try my best for tomorrow and everyone else will. This golf course calls for (lots) of birdies and there are a lot of good players out here. Our field is quite deep with the strength of it, so I know everyone will try their best.

“We’ll see who pulls through.”

Anna Nordgvist and Lexi Thompson both shot 65 on moving day to vault 22 spots up the leaderboard into a tie for second at 12 under.

“Just kind of got into a groove of things,” Thompson said. “This is a golf course you know you have to come out and play aggressive and make lots of birdies. Just came out feeling very comfortable, made a few good swings, and rolled in some putts. Just got in a groove and tried to keep the pedal down as much as I could out there.”

After firing a 63 on Friday, Ewing fell back to the field with three bogeys on the back nine.

“It was a little bit of a scramble today,” Ewing said. “I made some really good putts to just kind of hang in early. Grace got rolling towards the end and I just kind of didn’t hit it great towards the end of the round. Then missed a couple putts that I needed to make. …

“So it was a grind and we are still in an OK spot for tomorrow.”



NEWTON, Iowa — Kyle Larson was hoping for a rainout of Saturday’s NASCAR Cup Series qualifying session at Iowa Speedway.

His wish wasn’t granted, but in the end, it didn’t matter. Larson will start from the front of the field in Sunday’s Iowa Corn 350 Powered by Ethanol, the inaugural Cup race at Iowa Speedway (7 p.m. ET on USA, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).

Under the metric qualifying system, a canceled session would have put Larson, last Sunday’s winner at Sonoma Raceway, on the pole for the debut race. Instead, the driver of the No. 5 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet had to earn his fourth Busch Light Pole Award of the season and the 20th of his career.

The last driver to make a qualifying run, Larson covered the 0.875-mile distance in 23.084 seconds (136.458 mph), edging Ryan Blaney (136.311 mph) for the top starting spot by 0.025 seconds.

“It was challenging, but it wasn’t as challenging as I thought it would be,” said Larson, who had the benefit of watching 35 other drivers make attempts ahead of him. “It helps going out last. It helps being able to watch everybody.

“But I was hoping for rain.”

Blaney felt he left some speed on the table during his two-lap run.

“I wish I could have picked up on the second lap a little more,” said the reigning series champion, who added that he missed Turns 3 and 4 slightly on his second circuit.

With the qualifying session delayed for 45 minutes because of track-drying efforts from a storm that blew through during lunchtime, drivers ran only one round, with the top five drivers from Group A and the top five from Group B making up the top 10 starting positions.

The Group B drivers ran second and had a clear advantage, with all of the top five starting positions going to drivers from that group. Josh Berry (135.916 mph) will start third, followed by William Byron (135.595 mph) and Brad Keselowski (135.338 mph).

Chase Briscoe led Group A at 133.046 mph and will start sixth, followed by Kyle Busch, Tyler Reddick, Chase Elliott and Christopher Bell (though Bell will drop to the rear in a backup car after crashing in Friday’s practice).

The remainder of the field is ordered by group in alternating numbers. Joey Logano, sixth in Group B, starts 11th beside Denny Hamlin, sixth-fastest in Group A.





INDIANAPOLIS – Providence’s Gavin Jackson took the mound for the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday completely oblivious.

Astutely aware of his team’s nine-run lead over two-time defending Class 2A state champion Illiana Christian, all the sophomore knew with any certainty was he needed only three more outs to clinch the program’s third state title overall and first since 2021.

Everyone else in attendance knew the historical significance involved, however, and it rested in Jackson’s right hand during the 57th Annual IHSAA baseball state finals at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis.

“We weren’t going to tell him. Obviously, us coaches knew the whole time. We were just looking and checking the scoreboard, but we weren’t going to say anything because it’s just the ultimate jinx if anybody does,” Providence head coach Tre’ Watson said. “Everybody was basically tight lipped.”

Jackson ran into some minor trouble to start the final frame with a leadoff walk issued and a one-out hit by pitch to put two runners on base, but his focus stayed fixated on sophomore catcher Lincoln Kruer’s mitt.

Two strikeouts looking later state finals history was cemented – and Providence’s 9-0 victory.

Jackson’s 10th and final strikeout of the game made him immortal, as both a Class 2A baseball state champion and the first player in finals’ history to throw a complete-game no-hitter.

Even when Kruer and sophomore first baseman Lucas Mauk tackled Jackson to the ground in the infield after his 96th and final pitch, he still didn’t realize.

It wasn’t until after he dusted himself off and climbed from the bottom of the Pioneers’ celebratory infield dogpile that the news reached him.

“Not until the end of the game. Lincoln told me I had the first no-hitter in state championship history,” Jackson admitted. “I was like, ‘What? That’s awesome.’”

Much like his stuff, Jackson’s performance and feat were unmatched.

Jackson retired the first seven Vikings he faced, only allowed two runners to reach scoring position and found a way to work around three walks and two hit batters to earn his seventh – and his most memorable – win of the season.

“Everything. Everything worked well. Fastball, curveball, change-up, everything worked well. Actually, I don’t throw a change-up,” Jackson playfully corrected with a laugh. “It’s a dream. I dreamed about playing on this field like every night, and it happened with a no-hitter. That’s awesome.”

His offense was equally as prolific against No. 10 Illiana Christian (21-11), which had won 19 consecutive state tournament games and were aiming to become the first 2A program and third different school to win three straight state titles.

The Pioneers (22-7) logged eight hits led by Kruer (2-for-3) and senior Jack Beyl (1-for-3), who drove in three runs, including a bases-loaded double in the top of the sixth that put Providence in control 6-0.

Sophomore Blake Straub finished 1-for-5, driving in another run with the bases loaded in the sixth off one of the Vikings’ four errors in the game.
Providence loaded the bases six times during their decisive – and 2A state finals record-tying – six-run sixth inning. The Pioneers sent 12 batters to the plate and tied the 2A state finals record for most runs scored in a single frame.

A leadoff triple by junior Cole Huett (1-for-1) to open the top of the first set the tone, and Beyl’s sacrifice fly in the proceeding at-bat to bring the first run home was all the support Jackson required.

“He was locked in from the start. From BP this morning, he was locked in,” Beyl said. “I realized it in the bottom of the sixth inning. I came over to (designated hitter) Connor Sad and said, ‘Dude, do you see what he’s doing right now?’ And he completed it. It’s crazy.”

Jackson’s no-hitter wasn’t without adversity.

A walk issued in the bottom of the third erased the perfect game attempt, and his first hit batter put two runners on base with one out. A looking strikeout and a catch by Beyl in center field ended the threat.

Jackson walked his second batter in the bottom of the fifth, but the same one-out, no-hit saving scenario repeated as Beyl hauled in the final out following a strikeout looking.

“It just shows with Gavin not knowing just how zoned in we were,” Watson said. “Consistently throughout the whole year, he was producing at the plate. Producing on the mound. He was producing at third and making plays. He’s just that kid.”

Jackson carried a 6-2 record and 2.59 ERA into the state finals as a second-year starter with 68 strikeouts, 24 walks and 19 earned runs in 51.1 innings pitched.

He didn’t have a single complete game this season prior to Saturday, but he was vital in other ways, particularly during last weekend’s Plainfield Semi-State championship when he hit a walk-off single to beat Greencastle, 7-6, in nine innings.

“He had a huge transformation from his eighth-grade year to now. From his eighth-grade summer to his freshman year, he lost about 80 pounds. He just lives in the weight room,” Watson said. “He gets that extra work in. He takes care of his body, and he’s earned this. That right there, shows his work ethic, his composure and the kind of baseball player that he is and is going to be.”

Like his older brother Cody, who was on the team during Providence’s last state title run in 2021, Jackson became a champion while also setting the record books ablaze.

His 10 punchouts combined with 10 recorded by Illiana Christian’s trio of pitchers set a new 2A championship game record for total strikeouts. The previous record was 19, set in 2021 by Eastside and Providence.

“My brother (Cody) is here actually, supporting me. He’s always on me about getting better, and I just love it. It’s awesome,” Jackson said. “The coaches were here in 2016. Three of them, and they gave me great advice the whole game.”

Watson, a standout player on the 2016 team, also earned the game’s L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award and was an assistant coach with Providence in 2021 under former head coach Scott Hutchins.

Watson joined the Providence coaching staff and former head coach Scott Hornung in 2018 following a handful of knee surgeries and a hip operation, which ended his collegiate career.

“Providence baseball is basically my heart and soul. I have been here since 2012, and I really haven’t stopped other than for a year-and-a-half. As soon as I was done with college baseball (at Vincennes University), I came in because my father-in-law (Scott Hornung) was still coaching, and he let me kind of help coach and was here throughout the whole thing, so to have one at each position is special. It’s very heartfelt, and I feel really good about that,” Watson said.

The No. 2 Pioneers never felt they couldn’t get the job done.
Huett reached base five times and set a new 2A state finals record with three stolen bases. Providence’s six stolen bases as a group tied the 2A state finals record.

Their two-run top of the third put them ahead 3-0, and the rally was ignited by two Illiana Christian errors, a sacrifice fly to center by Kruer and a leadoff walk by Huett followed by a hit by pitch to put Beyl on base against Vikings’ left-handed starter Tanner Post.

Post went 5.1 innings with seven hits allowed, two walks, nine strikeouts and three hit batters.

“We prepared a lot for him. We prepared for his curveball. We jumped on that, especially Cole in the first inning. We capitalized on it,” Beyl said.

Post entered the game with a 4-1 record, a 2.60 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 37.2 innings.

“Our whole prep this week was don’t worry about the other team. We prepped for a lefty, but we didn’t talk about them much really other than that,” Watson said. “We weren’t going to worry about what they were going to do or how they were. We were just worrying about ourselves. And that’s what we did.”

Keeping quiet until the final out was an unwritten rule, especially once the Vikings threatened in the seventh.

“I walked the first two guys, and I got a little shaky, then I just locked it in. Threw all fastballs,” Jackson said. “Pound the zone.”

Sixty-one of Jackson’s pitches landed for strikes.

“In the seventh there, he started to get a little wild, and he was definitely tired, and he was losing some velo and he was missing some pitches. I thought about going out there and just kind of saying, ‘I just need two more outs.’ But he kind of honed in,” Watson said.

In the third inning, Watson paid a visit to the mound with two runners on base. By the end, Jackson knew all he needed to know.

“I was just getting a little amped up (in the third). I was a little shaky, you know, so he just told me to stay within myself and take a deep breath,” Jackson said.

His last exhale came as he threw his glove into the air, and the Clarksville faithful chanted his name.

“That’s awesome,” Jackson said. “We have great fans. Our fans are awesome.”


INDIANAPOLIS – It took a while – 12 innings in 3 hours and 46 minutes, to be exact, as the longest game by innings in IHSAA State Finals history – but a bases-loaded walk to Lake Central lifted the Indians over the Mooresville Pioneers on Saturday night at Victory Field, 2-1.

With the game knotted at 1-1 in the 12th inning, pitcher Hogan Denny’s gem of 8.2 innings and 12 strikeouts in relief ended with a two-out, full-count walk. Hudson DeVaughan entered and worked deep into counts, walking his first of three consecutive batters on eight pitches.

“We had a detailed report on Mooresville… Our approach was ‘take until you get a strike,’” Lake Central head coach Mike Swartzentruber said. “Fortunately, the breaks went our way.”

Quinn O’Bryan – the Indians two-hole hitter – stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and worked to a full count before the final pitch of the game, a ball inside, brought home Brenden Smith as the game-winning run.

“The coaching staff does a great job helping us with the mental side of the game, and that’s a big part of it,” O’Bryan said. “Just making sure you’re slowing down, breathing and seeing good pitches.”

Mooresville took a lead with one out in the third inning on a sacrifice bunt to score Denny, who began the game as the Pioneers starting catcher. The lead didn’t last long, however, when Griffin Tobias roped a two-out double and scored on back-to-back wild pitches in the bottom of the frame.

The pitchers’ duel continued from there, with both playmakers from each team’s run-scoring efforts at the center of it all and elite defense squandering run-scoring opportunities for each team.

Griffin Tobias got the nod to start for the Indians, taking his team beyond regulation with 8.1 one-run innings and nine strikeouts. Blake Sivak entered in the ninth and took his team to the end, earning the win with 3.2 hitless innings and three punchouts.

Brendin Oliver surrendered the game-tying run in the third before Denny, the 2024 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year, entered the game. The Mooresville pitching staff combined to allow just two hits and fan 13 in the contest, led by Denny’s one-hit effort. The Pioneers also walked a 4A-record eight batters, set by Fishers vs. Indianapolis Cathedral in 2018.

“That’s a tough way to lose,” Swartzentruber said. “Our guys, we didn’t really have much going on, and I think all of it was with two outs. It’s just the kind of kids we have, we don’t have a lot of superstars but when you put the individual pieces together, it’s pretty good.”

The 12-inning contest overtook a pair of 10-inning games for the longest in IHSAA state championship history. The previous two longest games came in 1979 when Logansport defeated Evansville Memorial, 6-5, and in 1912 when South Bend defeated Indianapolis Manual, 3-2, in the first ever state championship contest.

Lake Central’s walk-off victory was also the first IHSAA state championship walk-off regardless of class since 2A Alexandria Monroe, 3A Andrean and 4A Hamilton Southeastern each walked off in their respective title games in 2019.

“Our guys have done this all year,” Swartzentruber said. “We started 0-3, we started 3-5. We struggled to score runs at times, by evidence tonight. Our pitching has carried us, and our other guys have just grinded and grinded.”

Swartzentruber, in his eighth year at Lake Central and 27th as a head coach overall, became the first coach in tournament history to guide two different schools to the state title after notching back-to-back championships with North Posey from 2005-06. 



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Indianapolis Indians notched their third consecutive victory over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Saturday night at 121 Financial Ballpark, 6-2.

After a two-run double off the bat of Jonah Bride gave Jacksonville (30-38) an early advantage in the bottom of the first frame, Andrés Alvarez smacked a bases-loaded, two-run single to center to tie the contest at two apiece. In the next at-bat, Liover Peguero followed with a go-ahead RBI single to give Indianapolis (29-37) a lead they would not relinquish.

The Indians’ offense continued rolling with a pair of solo home runs from Matt Gorski and Joshua Palacios in the fourth and eighth innings, respectively. Palacios’ long ball was his first of the season. Following a four-pitch walk issued to Jake Lamb and a double courtesy of Gorski, a sacrifice fly from Canaan-Smith Njigba plated Lamb to tally the game’s final run.

In his Pirates organization debut, Luis Cessa tossed 3.0 innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Isaac Mattson (W, 1-1), Brady Feigl and Brent Honeywell combined for 6.0 innings of shutout baseball, yielding five hits and striking out six, with five of the punchouts coming from Mattson. Jonathan Bermúdez (L, 1-1) worked 4.0 innings on the mound for Jacksonville, surrendering four runs on four hits with four strikeouts.

Indianapolis and Jacksonville will meet for the final time this season tomorrow afternoon at 3:05 PM ET. RHP Daulton Jefferies (1-1, 6.10) will take the hill for the Indians and RHP Kyle Tyler (3-2, 3.32) will counter for the Jumbo Shrimp.



INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, June 15, 2024) – Indy Eleven extended its unbeaten streak across all competitions to 12 after a 1-0 victory over San Antonio FC on Saturday night at Carroll Stadium. The Boys in Blue improve to 9-4-2 and move into a tie for second in the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference, while San Antonio falls to 4-6-5.A first-half own goal (29’) by San Antonio off an Aedan Stanley corner proved to be all it would take to secure the three points on the night. The visitors did have their chance, as Indy was whistled for a handball inside its own 18 in the 15th minute, but Hunter Sulte kept the match scoreless, saving his first penalty kick faced of the season.
The Boys in Blue have now scored 16 first half goals this season, the highest total for a USL Championship team. Defensively, the Boys in Blue have held their opponents scoreless in the first half in nine of 15 matches in 2024.   Augi Williams led the Indy attack with three shots, while Stanley added a pair.Hunter Sulte registered a pair of saves to move his shutout total to three on the season.Saturday night’s victory extends Indy Eleven’s unbeaten streak, making it a club-best 12 across all competitions, including an Indy-best eight consecutive wins in USL Championship action. The eight-match streak is tied for the fifth longest in the USL Championship for any side. The Boys in Blue have outscored their opponents 23-6 in the 12 match streak.

The Boys in Blue have now scored in all 15 matches this season, with a streak that totals 18 straight regular season games dating back to Sept. 30, 2023.The Boys in Blue remain at The Mike to host Orange County SC Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. The match will air locally on WNDY and stream on CBS Sports Golazo Network.Single-game tickets are available for all matches via Ticketmaster. For more information on all ticket options click here. For questions, please email tickets@indyeleven.com or give us a call at 317.685.1100.

USL Championship Regular Season
Indy Eleven 1:0 San Antonio FC
Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 7:00 p.m. ET

Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis

2024 USL Championship Records

Indy Eleven: 9-4-2 (+6), 29 pts
San Antonio FC: 4-6-5 (0), 17 pts

Scoring Summary 
IND – Own Goal 29’

Discipline Summary 
IND – Benjamin Ofeimu (caution) 2’
SA – Mitchell Taintor (caution) 32’
SA – Machop Chol (caution) 50’
IND – Ben Mines (caution) 52’
SA – Shannon Gomez (caution) 54’
IND – Callum Chapman-Page (caution) 79’
IND – Jack Blake (caution) 88’
Indy Eleven line-up (4-3-3): Hunter Sulte, Aedan Stanley, Josh O’Brien, Callum Chapman-Page, Benjamin Ofeimu, Cam Lindley (captain), Jack Blake (Tyler Gibson 90’), Ben Mines (Elliot Collier 73’), Sebastian Guenzatti (Laurence Wootton 60’), Augi Williams, Douglas Martinez

Indy Subs: Yannik Oettl, Max Schneider, Karsen Henderlong, Tega Ikoba

San Antonio FC line-up: Kendall McIntosh, Mitchell Taintor, Kendall Burks, Richard Windbichler (Kameron Lacey 69’), Nelson Blanco, Luke Haakenson, Jorde Hernandez, Kevon Lambert, Shannon Gomez, Jake LaCava, Machop Chol (Jose Mulato 83’)

San Antonio subs: Eduardo Fernandez, Izaiah Garza, Brandon Gongora, Adriel Padilla, Landry Walker



INDIANAPOLIS — Forty athletes are representing the Indiana swimming and diving program at U.S. Olympic Team Trials between June 15-23, seeking qualification for the 2024 Paris Games.


Finals:Josh Matheny advanced to Sunday’s 100-meter breaststroke final, winning his semifinal heat in 59.42.

Matheny holds steady as the No. 2 seed going into the final, his 59.42 eight hundredths of a second behind top qualifier Charlie Swanson. Matheny went 59.34 in the prelim. No. 3 seed Nic Fink went 59.46 in the semifinal, and 10 swimmers posted times under one minute in a tightly-packed field.

Anna Peplowski finished sixth in the 400-meter freestyle with a personal best time of 4:09.20. Peplowski came into the meet as the No. 15 seed in the 400 free. She’ll swim her top event, the 200-meter freestyle, starting Sunday morning.

Cody Miller placed 15th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:00.63.

Next session: Sunday, June 16 heats begin at 11 a.m. ET. The men’s 200 free, men’s 400 IM, women’s 100 breast, men’s 100 back and women’s 200 free will be contested on day two of trials.

Heats: Three Hoosiers advanced from Saturday’s preliminary heats and will swim again during the finals session.

Josh Matheny posted the second-best time in the 100-meter breaststroke with a 59.34, just one tenth of a second behind top qualifier Nic Fink.

Despite coming in as the No. 15 seed, Anna Peplowski finished tied-for-seventh in the 400-meter freestyle heats to sneak into the final.

Cody Miller also qualified for the 100 breast semifinal, placing 12th in 1:00.45.

Next session: Saturday, June 15 finals begin at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Event   Athlete               Heats  Semifinal         Final

W 400 Free      Anna Peplowski           4:09.87* (t7)   —            4:09.20 (6)

M 100 Breast  Josh Matheny 59.34 (2)           59.42 (2)           Qualified (Sunday)

Cody Miller      1:00.45 (12)    1:00.63 (15)    —

Jassen Yep       1:01.15 (24)    —            —

Maxwell Reich              1:01.18 (25)    —            —

Luke Barr          1:01.95* (t39) —            —

M 400 Free       Michael Brinegar         3:51.53* (17)  —            —

Mason Carlton             3:55.92 (20)    —            —



INDIANAPOLIS — Eight Notre Dame swimmers will compete at one of the fastest meets in the world this upcoming week, as the Irish head to Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, for the U.S. Olympic Trials from June 15-23.

In total, there are 28 events. In most events, the fastest swimmer in each event (and top-four swimmers in the 100M and 200M free) will be given priority to make Team USA. After that, the second place swimmer (and fifth and sixth swimmers in the 100M and 200M freestyle) will be considered for Paris.

Rising Notre Dame senior Chris Guiliano has the best shot at making the American roster. The freestyle specialist has emerged as one of the world’s best over the last few years after making the World Championships last summer and winning four individual ACC titles since February 2023. He was this year’s ACC Swimmer of the Year and went 40.62 in the 100 freestyle at ACC Championships, becoming the third-fastest performer in the event in history.

Complete list of Olympic Trials entries —

Sean Faikish — 200 breast (2:15.93, 75th seed), 200 IM (2:01.95, 39th seed), 400 IM (4:25.50, 65th seed)

Tanner Filion – 100 back (54.78, 24th seed), 100 fly (53.34, 47th seed)

Marcus Gentry — 100 back (54.62, 22nd seed), 200 back (2:01.00, 45th seed)

Chris Guiliano – 50 free (21.96, 10th seed), 100 free (47.49, 2nd seed), 200 free (1:48.75, 29th seed)

Tommy Janton – 100 back (54.18, 18th seed), 200 back (1:56.94, 8th seed)

Lucas Logue – 100 back (55.59, 63rd seed)

Cason Wilburn – 100 fly (53.40, 52nd seed)

Maggie Graves – 1500 free (16:44.86, 41st seed)

Additional meet information can be found here.

While the swimming contingent is in Indianapolis, diver Ben Nguyen will compete in the USA Diving Olympic Trials from June 17-23 in Knoxville, Tenn. The rising junior will compete in the men’s platform event, and his full dive list can be found here.

Nguyen had a standout sophomore season for the Irish this year, earning a bronze medal in the platform event at the 2024 ACC Championships. He was an NCAA qualifier and holds the program record in the platform (406.70) as of February.


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3 – 36 – 28 – 33 – 21

June 16, 1909- The great Jim Thorpe made his pro baseball pitching debut for the Rocky Mount baseball team.  Thorpe won the decision by the score of 4-2. However, the losses of his Olympic gold medals later on will be the negative side of this story. The Olympic Committee view back in that day was that anyone paid for playing any athletic endeavor is a professional and would lose their amateur status that the Olympics demands.

June 16, 1938 – Boston Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx, wearing Number 3 was walked a record 6 consecutive times by the St Louis Browns pitching staff. The Red Sox would use this as part of a 12-8 victory.

June 16, 1953 – New York Yankees first baseman, Number 36, Johnny Mize, reached the milestone of his 2000th hit in a game against the St Louis Browns. The Browns won the game 3-1 snapping a fourteen game losing streak while at the same time ending the Yankee winning streak of 18.

June 16, 1957 – Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Number 28, Dixie Howell hit 2 Home Runs to help his own cause to defeat the Washington Senators 8-6. For his career he hit only 5 HRs with three of them, including these during the 1957 season.

June 16, 1975 – The Milwaukee Bucks made a barnbuster trade in the NBA. The Bucks traded star center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Number 33 and Number 21,Walt Wesley to L.A. Lakers for 4 players, including Elmore Smith, Brian Winters, Juniour Bridgeman, and Dave Meyers. The move catapulted the Lakers into the limelight and the Bucks sunk into obscurity.


June 16, 1903 -The Ford Motor Company under Henry Ford incorporates its business. The Ford Motor Company has been a long time sponsor of the NFL and the Ford Family has been the long time owners of the Detroit Lions.

June 16, 1903 – The Pepsi Cola Company is formed. Pepsi has been the Official Soft Drink of the NFL since 2002. Let’s see if you can remember some of these famous Pepsi Super Bowl commercials courtesy of Mashed.com:

Michael Jackson, Pepsi Generation, 1984

Spice Girls, Move Over (Generation Next), 1997.

Shakira, The Joy of Pepsi, 2003. …

Mariah Carey, Time of Your Life, 2006. …

One Direction with Drew Brees, Live For Now, 2012. …

Hank Williams, Security Camera, 1996. …

Robert Palmer, Simply Irresistible, 1989

Michael J. Fox, New Neighbors, 1987

Brittany Spears, Joy of Pepsi, 2001

Rocky Mount 4, Raleigh 2

This article talking about a very significant event that occurred on June 16, 1909 as future Pro Football Hall of Fame player and all around exceptional athlete Jim Thorpe made his professional baseball pitching debut in the ECL for Rocky Mount. His team won 4-2 and the article shows that he was the starting battery for Rocky Mount along with his catcher, a guy with the last name of Walch. The game is not so much significant because of his debut on the pro diamond but rather because this very game and a few others played shortly after it is what the Olympic Committee looked at when they stripped Thorpe’s Gold medals from the 1912 Olympic Games where Thorpe won the decathlon and the pentathlon by wide margins at the Games in Stockholm. In 1913 an investigation by the Amateur Athletic Union showed that Mr. Thorpe had played semiprofessional baseball in 1909 and 1910, which should have disqualified him from Olympic competition. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, In 1973 the Amateur Athletic Union restored his amateur status, but the International Olympic Committee did not recognize his amateur status until 1982. Thorpe was subsequently restored as a “cowinner” of the decathlon and pentathlon of the 1912 Olympic Games (along with the second-place finishers in those events). His Olympic gold medals were restored to his family in 1983.

Birthdays for June 16

June 16, 1949 – Larry Brown 4 time Super Bowl Champion Tackle and Tight End that played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for 14 seasons and earned a Pro Bowl spot in 1982. Brown played college football at Kansas University.

June 16, 1982 – Jerricho Cotchery is an North Carolina State alumni and former NFL WR that played for the NY Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers during a very productive 12 year professional career.


June 16

1916 — Tom Hughes of the Boston Braves pitched a no-hitter in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh Pirates.

1938 — Jimmie Foxx didn’t get a chance to hit as the St. Louis Browns walked him six straight times. The Boston Red Sox won anyway, 12-8.

1953 — The St. Louis Browns beat New York 3-1 to break the Yankees’ 18-game winning streak and end their 14-game losing streak.

1957 — Relief pitcher Dixie Howell hit two home runs in the 3 2-3 innings he pitched to lead the Chicago White Sox to an 8-6 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators.

1971 — The Oakland Athletics hit five solo home runs in a 5-1 win over the Washington Senators. Mike Epstein and Joe Rudi had a pair homers and Dave Duncan one. Epstein’s home runs came in his first two at-bats to give him homers in four straight at-bats over two games.

1978 — After three ninth-inning near misses, Tom Seaver threw the first no-hitter of his 12-year career as the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0.

1991 — Otis Nixon of Atlanta stole six bases against Montreal to set a modern National League record and tie the major league record set by Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia A’s in 1912. Montreal won the game 7-6.

1992 — Boston’s Mark Reardon became baseball’s all-time save leader when he closed out a 1-0 win over the New York Yankees. Reardon logged his 342nd save to pass Rollie Fingers.

1993 — Ken Griffey Jr. of the Seattle Mariners hits his 100th career home run in Seattle’s 6 – 1 victory over Kansas City to become the fourth-youngest to hit the century mark. Only Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews and Tony Conigliaro did it faster than the 23-year-old Griffey.

2001 — John Olerud went 4-for-5 and hit for the cycle as Seattle beat the San Diego Padres 9-2. He hit a homer in the ninth to complete the cycle.

2009 — The San Diego Padres set a major league record with their 12th straight loss in interleague play when they fell 5-0 to Seattle.

2014 — Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, winner of eight National League batting titles, passes away from cancer of the salivary gland at 54.

2015 — Brock Holt became the first Boston player to hit for the cycle since 1996 and the Red Sox slugged their way out to a 9-4 victory over Atlanta.

2015 — Manny Machado and Chris Parmelee each hit two of an Orioles-record eight home runs, and Baltimore pounded woeful Philadelphia 19-3. The eight home runs were the most by the Orioles since their move from St. Louis in 1954.

2019 — An authentic Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey from 1928-30 sets a record for a piece of baseball memorabilia as it sells for $5.64 million at auction.

2019 — The Padres and Rockies set a record for most combined runs in a four-game series with a total of 92, breaking the previous record of 88 set in 1929 between the Brooklyn Robins and Phillies.


June 17

1915 — George “Zip” Zabel of the Chicago Cubs was called into the game against the Brooklyn Dodgers with two outs in the first inning. He won 4-3 in the 19th inning in the longest relief effort in the majors.

1943 — Player-manager Joe Cronin of the Boston Red Sox hit a three-run pinch homer in both games of a doubleheader against the Philadelphia A’s. The Red Sox won the opener 5-4 and lost the second game 8-7.

1960 — Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox connected for his 500th career home run off the Cleveland Indians. Williams, the fourth to accomplish the feat, hit a two-run homer off Wynn Hawkins in a 3-1 win.

1971 — Don Kessinger of the Chicago Cubs went 6-for-6, with five singles and a double, in a 7-6, 10-inning decision over the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

1978 — Ron Guidry of the New York Yankees struck out 18 California Angels to set an American League record for left-handers. Guidry, who struck out 15 in the first six innings, ended with a 4-0 four-hitter.

1993 — Baseball owners voted 26-2 in favor of expanding the playoffs for the first time in 25 years, doubling the teams that qualify to eight starting in 1994.

2007 — Brandon Watson extended his hitting streak to 43 games, breaking a 95-year-old International League record with a base hit in the Columbus Clippers’ 9-8 loss to the Ottawa Lynx. Jack Lelivelt set the IL record for the Rochester Hustlers in 1912.

2007 — Frank Thomas hit his record-breaking 244th homer as a designated hitter in Toronto’s 4-2 loss to Washington. The solo shot in the third inning moved Thomas past Edgar Martinez for the most homers by a DH in major league history.

2009 — Ivan Rodriguez catches the 2,227th game of his career, breaking Carlton Fisk’s record, in Houston’s 5 – 4, 10-inning loss to his former team, the Texas Rangers. For Texas, Omar Vizquel, the all-time leader for games played at shortstop, picks up his 2,677th hit, tying Luis Aparicio for most hits by a Venezuelan player.

2008 — Seattle’s Felix Hernandez struck out the side on nine pitches in the fourth inning of a 5-4 win over Florida, becoming the 13th pitcher in American League history to accomplish the feat.

2016 — Michaeal Saunders leads the Toronto Blue Jays to a 13-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles with three home runs and 8 RBIs.

2021 — The Arizona Diamondback set a new all-time mark with their 23rd consecutive road loss losing to the Giants 10-3.

June 18

1938 — The Brooklyn Dodgers signed Babe Ruth to coach for the remainder of the season.

1947 — Cincinnati’s Ewell Blackwell tossed a 6-0 no-hitter against the Boston Braves.

1950 — In the nightcap of a doubleheader, the Cleveland Indians scored 14 runs in the first inning for an American League record as they trounced the Philadelphia A’s 21-2.

1953 — At Fenway Park, Dick Gernert’s home run highlighted the 17-run, 14-hit seventh inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 23-3. The Red Sox were up 5-3 after 6 1/2 innings. The Red Sox scored the 17 runs on 14 hits and six walks and left the bases loaded. Gene Stephens collected three hits and Sammy White scored three runs and Tom Umphlett also reached base three times in the inning.

1960 — The San Francisco Giants fired Bill Rigney and selected Tom Sheehan as manager. At 66 years, 2 months and 18 days, Sheehan was the oldest man to debut as a manager of a major league team.

1967 — Houston Astro Don Wilson tossed the first of his two career no-hitters by blanking the Atlanta Braves 2-0, facing 30 batters and striking out 15.

1975 — Fred Lynn batted in 10 runs with three homers, a triple and a single in a 15-1 Boston Red Sox victory over the Detroit Tigers. Lynn’s 16 total bases tied an AL record.

1976 — Commissioner Bowie Kuhn voided the sale of Oakland Athletics stars Vida Blue, Rollie Fingers and Joe Rudi. Athletics owner Charlie Finley sold Blue to the New York Yankees for $1.5 million and Rudi and Fingers to the Boston Red Sox for $1 million each. Kuhn ordered the players to return to Oakland on grounds that they would upset the sport’s competitive balance.

1977 — New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson and manager Billy Martin get into a dugout confrontation at Fenway Park that’s seen on national television. Martin removed his right fielder for loafing on a ball hit to the outfield. Jackson questioned Martin in the dugout and the two are eventually separated by coach Elston Howard.

1986 — California’s Don Sutton pitched a three-hitter for his 300th career victory as the Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-1. The 41-year-old right-hander became the 19th pitcher in baseball history to win 300 games.

2002 — Luis Castillo of the Florida Marlins ties Rogers Hornsby’s 80-year-old record for the longest hitting streak by a second baseman, beating out a dribbler to the pitcher in the 6th inning to make it 33 games in a row. Florida beats the Cleveland Indians, 2 – 1.

2007 — Chone Figgins went 6-for-6 and drove in the game-winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Los Angeles Angels over Houston 10-9.

2011 — Connor Harrell hit the first College World Series home run in the new TD Ameritrade Park to break a sixth-inning tie and first-time qualifier Vanderbilt defeated North Carolina 7-3.

2012 — R.A. Dickey became the first major league pitcher in 24 years to throw consecutive one-hitters and Ike Davis hit a grand slam in the New York Mets’ 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The previous pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters was Dave Stieb for Toronto in September 1988.

2012 — Aaron Hill hit a solo homer in the seventh inning to become the fifth Arizona player to hit for the cycle, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.

2014 — Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers throws the second no-hitter of the year, shutting out the Colorado Rockies, 8 – 0. It comes less than a month after his teammate Josh Beckett had pitched a no-hitter on May 26th. He strikes out 15 without giving up a walk, the only baserunner coming on a two-base error by SS Hanley Ramirez in the 8th.

2017 — Nolan Arenado completed the cycle with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Colorado Rockies stunned the San Francisco Giants by rallying for a 7-5 victory.


June 19

1927 — Jack Scott of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched two complete games in a doubleheader. Scott beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-1 and lost 3-0 in the second game. Scott was the last pitcher in major league history to complete two games on the same day.

1938 – Cincinnati pitcher Johnny Vander Meer coming off two straight no-hitters, extended his string of hitless innings to 21 2/3 against the Boston Bees. Vander Meer gave up a single to Debs Garms in the fourth inning. The Red won 14-1 behind Vander Meer’s four-hitter.

1941 — En route to 56, Joe DiMaggio hit in his 32nd consecutive game, going 3-for-3, including a home run, against the Chicago White Sox.

1942 — Paul Waner got hit number 3,000 — a single off Rip Sewell — but the Boston Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-6.

1952 — Brooklyn Dodger Carl Erskine pitched a 5-0 no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs at Ebbets Field.

1961 — Roger Maris’ ninth-inning homer off Kansas City’s Jim Archer was his 25th of the year, putting him seven games ahead of Babe Ruth’s pace in 1927.

1973 — Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds and Willie Davis of the Los Angeles Dodgers both collect their 2,000th hits. It is a single for Rose against the San Francisco Giants and a home run for Davis against the Atlanta Braves.

1974 — Steve Busby of the Kansas City Royals hurled his second no-hitter in 14 months and gave up just one walk in beating the Brewers 2-0 at Milwaukee.

1977 — The Boston Red Sox hit five home runs in an 11-1 triumph over the New York Yankees. The five homers gave the Red Sox a major league record 16 in three games. Boston hit six homers on the 17th and five on the 18th, also against the Yankees. In the series the Yankees had no homers.

1990 — Gary Carter plays in his 1,862nd career game as a catcher to break the National League mark set by Al Lopez.

1994 — John Smoltz became the 14th major league pitcher to give up four homers in an inning when he was tagged by Cincinnati. The Reds set a team record for home runs in an inning, connecting four times in the first inning. Hal Morris, Kevin Mitchell, Jeff Branson and Eddie Taubensee homered. Smoltz allowed 20 total bases in the first inning, the most given up in the NL since 1900.

2015 — Alex Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2.

2017 — Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger launched two more home runs, setting a major league record with his powerful start, and Clayton Kershaw became the first 10-game winner in the National League despite giving up a career-high four long balls as Los Angeles held on for a 10-6 victory over the New York Mets. Bellinger reached 21 homers in 51 career games — faster than any other player in big league history.

2019 — One day after fouling a bunted ball in his face during batting practice and breaking his nose, Max Scherzer takes the mound for the Nationals against the Phillies sporting a prominent black eye. He still stymies the opposition with 7 scoreless innings in a 2 – 0 win. “Trust me, this thing looks a lot worse than it actually feels,” he explains to journalists.


June 20

1912 — The New York Giants outslugged the Boston Braves 21-12 with the teams scoring a total of 17 runs in the ninth inning. The Giants scored seven runs to take a 21-2 lead and the Braves scored 10 runs in the ninth.

1932 — Philadelphia’s Doc Cramer hit six singles in six at-bats and Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx and Mule Haas each drove in four runs in the Athletics’ 18-11 win over the Chicago White Sox. Haas hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to put the A’s up 12-6.

1956 — Mickey Mantle hit two home runs into the right centerfield bleachers at Detroit’s Briggs Stadium. Mantle hit both blasts off Billy Hoeft in the 7-4 win. He became the first player to reach the bleachers since they were were built in the late 1930s.

1973 — San Francisco’s Bobby Bonds broke Lou Brock’s National League record for leadoff home runs. Bonds’ 22nd career leadoff home run came off Don Gullet in a 7-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

1973 — Chicago’s Cy Acosta becomes the first American League pitcher to bat since the designated hitter rule went into effect. Acosta strikes out in the eighth inning, and still gets the win in the White Sox’ 8-3 win over California.

1980 — Freddie Patek, one of baseball’s smallest players at 5-foot-5, hit three home runs and a double to lead the California Angels in a 20-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park.

1992 — Kelly Saunders became the second woman to serve as a public address announcer at a major league game when she filled in for Rex Barney in Baltimore.

1994 — The Detroit Tigers’ string of 25 straight games hitting a home run ended in a 7-1 loss to Cleveland. The streak matched the major league mark set by the 1941 New York Yankees.

2004 — Ken Griffey Jr. hit the 500th home run of his career, off Matt Morris, to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0.

2007 — Sammy Sosa hit his 600th home run, making him the fifth player to reach the milestone. Sosa, playing for the Texas Rangers following a year out of baseball, hit a solo homer off Jason Marquis. It came in the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs, the team he played for from 1992-2004.

2009 — Two games ended on wild pitches in extra innings. Nate Schierholtz scored the winning run for San Francisco on a wild pitch by Jason Jennings with two outs in the 11th inning and the Giants beat the Texas Rangers 2-1. Earlier, the Chicago Cubs beat Cleveland 6-5 in 13 innings when Andres Blanco came home on Kerry Wood’s gaffe.

2011 — The Florida Marlins named Jack McKeon interim manager. The 80-year-old McKeon became the second-oldest manager in major league history. Connie Mack managed the Philadelphia Athletics in a suit, tie and straw hat until 1950, when he was 87.

2015 — Max Scherzer pitched a no-hitter, losing his perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning when he hit a batter in the Washington Nationals’ 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scherzer dominated in retiring the first 26 batters and was one strike from throwing the 22nd perfect game in major league history since 1900. Pinch-hitter Jose Tabata fouled off a pair of 2-2 pitches before Scherzer clipped him on the elbow with a breaking ball. Scherzer then retired Josh Harrison on a deep fly to left.

2016 — Colorado beat Miami 5-3 where eight solo homers accounted for all the runs in the game and set a major league record. Mark Reynolds hit two homers and Trevor Story, Nick Hundley and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies. Marcell Ozuna homered twice and Giancarlo Stanton hit one for the Marlins. The previous MLB mark was five. The eight home runs were also the most in a game at Marlins Park since it opened in 2012. Five of the game’s first 13 batters connected.

2017 — Umpire Joe West worked his 5,000th major league game. West was behind the plate for a matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The 64-year-old, nicknamed “Cowboy” Joe, is the third umpire to work at least 5,000 games, joining Hall of Famer Bill Klem (5,375) and Bruce Froemming (5,163). West made his major league debut as a 23-year-old on Sept. 14, 1976, at Atlanta’s Fulton County Stadium in a game between the Braves and Houston Astros. He joined the NL staff full time in 1978. His 40 seasons umpiring in the majors are the most by any umpire.


June 16

1927 — Tommy Armour wins the U.S. Open with a three-stroke victory over Harry Cooper in a playoff.

1946 — Lloyd Mangrum edges Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi to win the U.S. Open by one stroke in a 36-hole playoff.

1951 — Ben Hogan captures the U.S. Open for the second straight year with a two-stroke comeback victory over Clayton Heafner.

1956 — Cary Middlecoff wins the U.S. Open by one stroke over Ben Hogan and Julius Boros.

1968 — Lee Trevino becomes the first golfer to play all four rounds of the U.S. Open under par as he beats Jack Nicklaus by four strokes.

1974 — Hale Irwin beats Forrest Fezler by two strokes to win the U.S. Open. In what becomes known as the “Massacre at Winged Foot,” not a single player breaks par in the first round. Irwin’s 7-over 278 is the second-highest score since World War II — Julius Boros was 9-over in 1963.

1975 — NBA Milwaukee Bucks trade Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Walt Wesley to L.A. Lakers for 4 players.

1985 — Andy North wins the U.S. Open by one stroke over Taiwan’s Tze-chung Chen, Canada’s Dave Barr and Zimbabwe’s Denis Watson.

1985 — Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis.

1993 — Michael Jordan scores 55 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 111-105 victory and a 3-1 lead over the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Finals.

1993 — Ken Griffey Jr. slugs his 100th career home run in Seattle.

1995 — Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429).

1996 — 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seattle Supersonics, 4 games to 2; the Bulls’ 4th title in 6 years.

1998 — The Detroit Red Wings become the first team to win consecutive Stanley Cups since Pittsburgh in 1992, completing a sweep of Washington with a 4-1 win behind two goals by Doug Brown. It’s the fourth straight NHL finals sweep, a first in major pro sports history.

1999 — Maurice Greene smashes the 100-meter world record at 9.79 seconds, breaking the previous mark of 9.84 set by Donovan Bailey at the 1996 Olympics.

2002 — A runaway winner again in the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods becomes the first player since Jack Nicklaus in 1972 to capture the first two major championships of the year with a three-stroke victory at Bethpage (N.Y.) Black.

2006 — Tiger Woods returns from his longest layoff by making his earliest departure at a major, missing the cut in a Grand Slam tournament for the first time as a pro. Woods, with rounds of 76-76, misses the cut at the U.S. Open by three strokes.

2008 — Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open in a 19-hole playoff over Rocco Mediate, his 14th career major.

2013 — Justin Rose captures his first major championship and becomes the first Englishman in 43 years to win the U.S. Open. Rose shoots a closing 70 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa. for a 1-over 281 total and two-shot victory over Phil Mickelson and Jason Day.

2013 — Greg Biffle gives Ford a milestone victory with his second straight Sprint Cup win at Michigan International Speedway. It’s the 1,000th victory for Ford Motor Company across NASCAR’s three national series — Cup, Nationwide and Truck.

2015 — The Golden State Warriors win their first NBA championship since 1975, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6. Stephen Curry and Finals MVP Andre Iguodala each score 25 points for the Warriors, who won the final three games after Cleveland had taken a 2-1 lead.

2016 — LeBron James scores 41 points, Kyrie Irving adds 23 and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 115-101 to even an unpredictable series and force a decisive Game 7.

2018 — Video Assist Referee (VAR) technology used for the first time in a World Cup soccer match.

2022 — NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors beat Boston Celtics, 103-90 for a 4-2 series win; Warriors’ 4th title in 8 years; MVP: Stephen Curry.


June 17

1954 — Rocky Marciano scores a 15-round unanimous decision over Ezzard Charles at New York to retain the world heavyweight title.

1960 — Ted Williams hit his 500th HR.

1961 — Gene Littler shoots a 68 in the final round to edge Doug Sanders and Bob Goalby in the U.S. Open.

1962 — Jack Nicklaus beats Arnold Palmer by three strokes in a playoff to win the U.S. Open.

1962 — Brazil beats Czechoslovakia 3-1 in Santiago, Chile to win its second straight FIFA World Cup title. Czechoslovakia scored first on a goal by Josef Masopust at 15 minutes. Two minutes later Amarildo tied the game. In the second half, Zito and Vavá scored goals to give Brazil the victory.

1973 — John Miller shoots a 63 in the final round to win the U.S. Open by one stroke over John Schlee at Oakmont, Pa. Miller’s 8-under 63 is the first ever carded in a major championship.

1976 — The 18-team NBA absorbs four of the six remaining ABA teams: the New York Nets, Indiana Pacers, San Antonio Spurs and Denver Nuggets.

1979 — Hale Irwin wins the U.S. Open by two strokes over Gary Player and Jerry Pate.

1989 — The Quebec Nordiques select Swedish center Mats Sundin with the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft. He’s the first European player to be taken with the first pick.

1989 — U.S. beats Guatemala 2-1 in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup.

1990 — Fifty-year-old Harry Gant becomes the oldest driver to win a NASCAR race as he posts a 2.4-second victory over Rusty Wallace in the Miller 500 at Pocono International Raceway.

1991 — Payne Stewart escapes with a two-stroke victory over Scott Simpson in the highest-scoring U.S. Open playoff in 64 years.

1992 — Philadelphia 76ers trade Charles Barkley to Phoenix Suns.

1994 — O.J. Simpson doesn’t turn himself in on murder charges, LA police chase his Ford Bronco for 1½ hours before he eventually gives up (seen live on national TV).

1995 — Claude Lemieux snaps a tie at 3:17 of the third period as the New Jersey Devils open the Stanley Cup finals with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The victory, the ninth on the road, breaks the NHL playoff record for road wins.

2007 — Angel Cabrera holds off Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk by a stroke to capture the U.S. Open. Cabrera shoots a 1-under-par 69 in the final round at brutal Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

2007 — Kate Ziegler breaks swimming’s oldest world record, shattering the 1,500-meter freestyle mark by 9 1/2 seconds at the TYR Meet of Champions Mission Viejo, Calif. Ziegler wins the 30-lap race in 15:42.54, easily erasing Janet Evans’ 1988 mark of 15:52.10 set in Orlando, Fla. At the time, Evans was the first woman to break 16 minutes.

2008 — The Boston Celtics win their 17th NBA title with a stunning 131-92 blowout over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6. Kevin Garnett scores 26 points with 14 rebounds, Ray Allen scores 26 and Paul Pierce, the finals MVP, adds 17.

2010 — The Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston for the first time in a Game 7 to repeat as NBA champions. The Lakers win their 16th NBA championship, dramatically rallying from a fourth-quarter 13-point deficit to beat the Celtics 83-79.

2011 — Rory McIlroy becomes the first player in the 111-year history of the U.S. Open to reach 13-under par, and despite a double bogey into the water on the final hole, his 5-under 66 is enough set the 36-hole scoring record at 131.

2012 — Webb Simpson wins the U.S. Open outlasting former U.S. Open champions Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell.

2018 — Brooks Koepka wins a second consecutive U.S. Open, the first player to do so since Curtis Strange in 1989.

June 18

1910 — Alex Smith wins the U.S. Open by beating John McDermont and Macdonald Smith in an 18-hole playoff at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Smith beats McDermont by four strokes and Macdonald Smith by six.

1921 — The University of Illinois wins the first NCAA track and field championships with 20¼ points. Notre Dame finishes second with 16¾ points.

1941 — Joe Louis knocks out Billy Conn in the 13th round at the Polo Grounds in New York to retain the world heavyweight title.

1960 — Arnold Palmer beats amateur Jack Nicklaus by two strokes to win the U.S. Open.

1967 — Jack Nicklaus shoots a record 275 to beat Arnold Palmer for the U.S. Open. Nicklaus breaks Ben Hogan’s 1948 record by one stroke.

1972 — Jack Nicklaus wins the U.S. Open by three strokes over Bruce Crampton and ties Bobby Jones’ record of 13 major titles.

1972 — UEFA European Championship Final, Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium: Gerd Müller scores a brace as West Germany beats Soviet Union, 3-0.

1975 — Bobby Orr of the Boston Bruins wins the Norris Trophy as the NHL’s best defenseman for the eighth consecutive year.

1984 — Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 3-under 67 to beat Greg Norman by eight strokes in the 18-hole playoff at Winged Foot GC for the U.S. Open title.

1986 — California’s Don Sutton becomes the 19th pitcher in baseball history to win 300 games as he pitches a three-hitter to give the Angels a 5-1 triumph over the Texas Rangers.

1990 — Hale Irwin makes an 8-foot birdie putt on the 91st hole to beat Mike Donald in the first sudden-death playoff to decide the U.S. Open. It is the third U.S. Open title for the 45-year-old Irwin, the oldest winner in the tournament’s history.

1992 — Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft pick.

1995 — Michael Johnson becomes the first national champion at 200 and 400 meters since 1899 as he captures both races at the USA-Mobil Championships.

1995 — FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Hege Riise & Marianne Pettersen score within 3 minutes of each other to give Norway a 2-0 win over Germany.

2000 — Tiger Woods turns the 100th U.S. Open into a one-man show, winning by 15 strokes over Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Woods’ 15-stroke margin shatters the Open mark of 11 set by Willie Smith in 1899 and is the largest in any major championship — surpassing the 13-stroke victory by Old Tom Morris in the 1862 British Open.

2006 — Phil Mickelson’s bid for a third consecutive major ends with a shocking collapse when he bungles his way to a double bogey on the final hole, giving the U.S. Open to Geoff Ogilvy.

2017 — Brooks Koepka breaks away from a tight pack with three straight birdies on the back nine at Erin Hills and closes with a 5-under 67 to win the U.S. Open for his first major championship.

2017 — Diana Taurasi scores 19 points to break the WNBA career scoring record in the Phoenix Mercury’s 90-59 loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. Taurasi finishes with 7,494 points, passing Tina Thompson’s mark of 7,488.


June 19

1867 — Ruthless, ridden by J. Gilpatrick, wins the inaugural Belmont Stakes at Jerome Park in the Bronx. The filly earns $1,850 for her victory.

1914 — Harry Vardon wins his sixth and final British Open by shooting a 306, three strokes ahead of J.H. Taylor at Prestwick Club.

1936 — German heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling knocks out previously unbeaten Joe Louis in the 12th round. Schmeling’s victory sets off a propaganda war between the Nazi regime and the United States on the eve of World War II.

1938 — FIFA World Cup Final, Stade Olympique de Colombes, Paris, France: Luigi Colausig & Silvio Piola each score 2 goals as Italy beats Hungary, 4-1.

1954 — Ed Furgol edges Gene Littler by one stroke to win the U.S. Open, the first golf tournament to be televised nationally.

1955 — Jack Fleck beats Ben Hogan by three strokes in a playoff round to win the U.S. Open.

1973 — Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) and Willie Davis (LA Dodgers) both record 2,000th MLB career hit; Rose, a single in 4-0 win vs SF Giants; Davis, a HR in 3-0 win vs Atlanta Braves.

1977 — Hubert Green wins the U.S. Open by one stroke over Lou Graham.

1986 — Len Bias, the second pick in the NBA draft made by the Boston Celtics two days before, dies of a heart attack induced by cocaine use.

1992 — Evander Holyfield wins a unanimous decision over Larry Holmes to remain unbeaten and retain the undisputed heavyweight title.

1992 — Charlie Whittingham becomes the second trainer in history, behind D. Wayne Lukas, to top $100 million in purse earnings when Little by Little finishes second in the sixth race at Hollywood Park.

1999 — Dallas wins its first Stanley Cup, as Brett Hull’s controversial goal at 14:51 of the third overtime gives the Stars a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres in Game 6.

2000 — NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 116-111 in Game 6 to win the franchise’s first title in 12 years; MVP: Shaquille O’Neal.

2005 — Michael Campbell answers every challenge Tiger Woods throws his way for a two-shot victory in the U.S. Open. Retief Goosen, the two-time U.S. Open champion, turns in a collapse that ranks among the greatest in major championship history. He loses his three-shot lead in three holes and closes with an 81 to tie for 11th at 8 over.

2006 — Cam Ward stops nearly everything giving the Carolina Hurricanes their first Stanley Cup title with a 3-1 victory over Edmonton in Game 7.

2011 — Rory McIlroy runs away with the U.S. Open title, winning by eight shots and breaking the tournament scoring record by a whopping four strokes. McIlroy shoots a 2-under 69 to close the four days at Congressional in Bethesda, Md., at 16-under 268.

2015 — Alex Rodriguez homers for his 3,000th career hit as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2.

2016 — Dustin Johnson atones for his past mishaps in the majors winning the U.S. Open by three shots. Shane Lowry, who began the final round with a four-shot lead, Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy finish tied for second.

2016 — LeBron James and his relentless Cavaliers pulls off an improbable NBA Finals comeback to give the city of Cleveland its first title since 1964. James delivers on a promise from two years ago to bring a championship to his native northeast Ohio, and he and the Cavs become the first team to rally from a 3-1 finals deficit by beating the defending champion Golden State Warriors 93-89.


June 20

1908 — Colin wins the Tidal Stakes at Sheepshead Bay and retires undefeated after 15 starts. No major American racehorse approaches this record until 1988, when Personal Ensign retires with a perfect 13-for-13 career.

1936 — Jesse Owens sets a 100-meter record of 10.2 seconds at a meet in Chicago.

1940 — Joe Louis stops Arturo Godoy in the eighth round at Yankee Stadium to retain the world heavyweight title.

1960 — Floyd Patterson knocks out Ingemar Johansson in the fifth round in New York to become the first boxer to regain the world heavyweight title.

1966 — Billy Casper beats Arnold Palmer by four strokes in a playoff to win the U.S. Open.

1967 — Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, is convicted of violating the United States Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. Clay is sentenced to five years in prison and fined $10,000, the maximum penalty for the offense. Ali remains free while his conviction is on appeal.

1968 — The Night of Speed. In a span of 2½ hours, the world record of 10 seconds for the 100 meters is broken by three men and tied by seven others at the AAU Track and Field Championships in Sacramento, Calif. Jim Hines wins the first semifinal in a tight finish with Ronny Ray Smith, becoming the first man to break the 10-second barrier. Both runners are credited with a time of 9.9 seconds. Charlie Greene wins the second semifinal and then ties Hines’ 9.9 record in the final.

1976 — UEFA European Championship Final, Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Czechoslovakia upsets West Germany, 5-3 on penalties following 2-2 draw.

1980 — Roberto Duran wins a 15-round decision over Sugar Ray Leonard at Olympic Stadium in Montreal to win the WBC welterweight crown.

1982 — Tom Watson wins the U.S. Open by two strokes over Jack Nicklaus.

1982 — Pete Rose is 5th to appear in 3,000 games (Cobb, Musial, Aaron, Yaz).

1984 — Jockey Pat Day equals a thoroughbred racing record for an eight-race card when he wins seven races at Churchill Downs. Day’s only loss is in the fourth race.

1993 — Lee Janzen holes a 30-foot chip for birdie on No. 16 and adds birdies on the par-5 closing holes for a two-stroke victory over Payne Stewart in the U.S. Open. Janzen ties Jack Nicklaus’ record 272 total and Lee Trevino’s four straight rounds in the 60′s.

1993 — John Paxson hits a 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds left as the Chicago Bulls win their third consecutive NBA title with a 99-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the finals.

1994 — Ernie Els of South Africa becomes the first foreign winner of the U.S. Open since 1981, beating Loren Roberts on the second sudden-death hole.

1994 — Former NFL running back, broadcaster and actor O.J. Simpson arraigned on murder of Nicole Simpson & Ronald Goldman.

2004 — Retief Goosen captures his second U.S. Open in four years. In the toughest final round at the U.S. Open in 22 years, Goosen closes with a 1-over 71 for a two-shot victory made possible when Phil Mickelson three-putts from 5 feet on the 17th.

2004 — Ken Griffey Jr. hits the 500th home run of his career, off Matt Morris, to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-0.

2006 — Dwyane Wade caps his magnificent playoffs with 36 points and 10 rebounds to lead Miami past the Dallas Mavericks 95-92 as the Heat roar back from a two-game deficit to win the NBA finals in six games.

2013 — LeBron James has 37 points and 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat repeat as champions with a 95-88 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

2017 — Tiger Woods checks into a clinic to manage his pain medication and sleep disorder, following his arrest for driving under the influence.

2018 — Christiano Renaldo scores a goal against Morocco to become the all-time leading European goalscorer (85) in international compitition.

2019 — Duke power forward Zion Williamson is the first player chosen in the 2019 NBA Draft.

2020 — Tiz the Law, ridden by Manuel Franco, wins the 152nd Belmont Stakes becoming the first New York-bred horse to win the event since 1882.


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