MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cincinnati 14 Chicago Cubs 5

NY Yankees 2 LA Angels 1

Tampa Bay 9 Baltimore 2

Chicago White Sox 5 Oakland 2

Kansas City 7 Houston 6

Minnesota 5 Cleveland 4 (10)

Atlanta 12 Miami 2

Colorado 6 San Diego 5

San Francisco 7 NY Mets 5

LA Dodgers 2 Pittsburgh 1

MONDAY’S BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/scoreboard.asp

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER SCOREBOARD

North White 4 LaPorte 2

Wheeler 4 Washington Township 0

Illiana Christian 3 Morgan Twp. 1

Chesterton 9 Boone Grove 0

Norwell 9 Fort Wayne Wayne 0

Garrett 5 Prairie Heights 2

Crown Point 4 Harrison 0

Plymouth 1 Bremen 1

Henryville 7 Shoals 0

Fort Wayne Concordia 1 Fort Wayne Canterbury 1

Lake Central 9 Andrean 0

Plainfield 2 Brownsburg 0

Evansville North 7 Evansville Harrison 0

INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER

Northeast Dubois 1 Evansville Day 0

Boone Grove 8 Hammond Noll 1

Triton Central 3 Knightstown 2

Richmond 3 Union County 2

Lafayette Jeff 3 Western 3

Fort Wayne Wayne 3 Angola 1

Lakewood 11 New Haven 1

Seymour 9 Salem 0

Leo 7 Heritage 0

Culver 13 Tippecanoe Valley 1

Faith Christion 2 Cascade 1

North Putnam 4 Owen Valley 2

East Central 9 Franklin County 0

West Lafayette 4 Northwestern 0

Providence 8 Trinity Lutheran 1

Speedway 7 Indy Herron 1

Andrean 6 Hammond Noll 0

Mooresville 4 Covenant Christian 1

Westfield 6 Lawrence North 1

Carmel 6 Indianapolis Pike 0

Zionsville 1 Brebeuf 0

Mishawaka Marian 9 Concord 0

Danville 2 Decatur Central 0

Mount Vernon Fortville 1 Chatard 1

Fishers 6 Pendleton Heights 0

Park Tudor 6 Avon 2

Brownsburg 2 Franklin Central 1

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

Valparaiso 3 Hobart 0

Illiana Christian 3 Lake Central 2

Whiting 3 Hebron 1

South Newton 3 Fountain Central 0

Eastern Hancock 3 N. Decatur 1

Southwestern 3 S. Dearborn 1

Frontier 3 Covenant Christian 0

New Albany 3 N. Harrison 0

Yorktown 3 Westfield 0

Mount Vernon Fortville 3 Cathedral 2

Trinity Lutheran 3 Henryville 0

Southport 3 Decatur Central 0

Paoli 3 N. Daviess 2

Linton Stockton 3 Monrovia 2

Jasper 3 Loogootee 1

Indianapolis Lutheran 3 Beech Grove 0

Benton Central 3 Tri-County 0

Greensburg 3 E. Central 2

West Lafayette 3 Rossville 0

Carmel 3 Hamilton Southeastern 0

Park Tudor 3 Indianapolis Shortridge 0

Scecina 3 Greenfield Central 1

Pendleton Heights 3 Richmond 0

Parke Heritage 3 W. Vigo 1

Evansville Reitz 3 Princeton 0

Tri-West 3 Greencastle 0

Mississinewa 3 Eastern 1

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF

Centerville 204 Winchester 206

Alex Goodwin (41), Aurora Biava (42), Kenna Hemmerling (55), Claire Kaucher (66) and Emily Kaucher (66).

INDIANA SRN SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Thur Aug 197:30pMt Vernon @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Fri Aug 207pHeritage Christian @ Traders PtFootball
Fri Aug 207pNoblesville @ Mt VernonFootball
Fri Aug 207pCovenant Christian @ SpeedwayFootball
Sat Aug 212pWhiting @ FrontierFootball
Tue Aug 247pHeritage Christian @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Tue Aug 247pScecina @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Wed Aug 257:30pSullivan @ GreencastleVolleyball
Thur Aug 266pBethesda @ Traders PtVolleyball
Thur Aug 267:30pCovenant Christian @ Heritage ChristianSoccer
Fri Aug 277pTraders Pt @ Covenant ChristianFootball
Fri Aug 277pShenandoah @ Heritage ChristianFootball
Fri Aug 277pFranklin @ Mt VernonFootball
Fri Aug 277pNorth White @ FrontierFootball
Sat Aug 285pBrebeuf @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Sat Aug 287pBrebeuf @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Mon Aug 307pTri-West @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Tue Aug 317pHeritage Christian @ Covenant ChristianVolleyball
Thur Sep 27pRoncalli @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Fri Sep 37pGuerin Catholic @ Heritage ChristianFootball

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER PRE-SEASON POLLS

3A

  1. Noblesville
  2. Carmel
  3. Homestead
  4. Columbus North
  5. Hamilton Southeastern
  6. Zionsville
  7. Castle
  8. Valparaiso
  9. North Central
  10. Saint Joseph
  11. Bloomington South
  12. Penn
  13. Evansville Reitz
  14. Center Grove
  15. Westfield
  16. Mount Vernon
  17. Chesterton
  18. Fishers
  19. Warsaw
  20. Crown Point

2A

  1. Evansville Memorial 
  2. Mater Dei 
  3. Park Tudor 
  4. Cathedral 
  5. Brebeuf Jesuit 
  6. Chatard 
  7. Mishawaka Marian 
  8. Hamilton Heights 
  9. Heritage Hills 
  10. Dekalb 
  11. Wheeler 
  12. Silver Creek 
  13. Culver Academy 
  14. Lawrenceburg  
  15. Lafayette Central Catholic 
  16. Bellmont 
  17. Tri West 
  18. Plymouth 
  19. South Dearborn 
  20. Northview 

1A

1. Argos

2. Forrest Park

3. Tipton

4. Andrean

5. Southmont

6. Trinity Lutheran

7. Eastbrook

8. Blackhawk Christian

9. Oldenburg

10. Heritage Christian

11. Bethany Christian

12. Washington Catholic

13. Centerville

14. Evansville Christian

15. Scecina

16. Canterbury

17. Speedway

18. Faith Christian

19. Boone Grove

20. Providence

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER PRE-SEASON POLLS

3A

  1. Noblesville  
  2. Chesterton  
  3. Hamilton Southeastern  
  4. Fishers  
  5. North Central  
  6. Penn 
  7. Carmel  
  8. Zionsville  
  9. Ev. Memorial  
  10. Castle  
  11. Elkhart  
  12. Valparaiso  
  13. Center Grove 
  14. Ft. Wayne Carroll  
  15. Crown Point  
  16. Munster  
  17. Lake Central  
  18. Northridge  
  19. Plymouth  
  20. Westfield

2A

  1. Guerin Catholic  
  2. Canterbury  
  3. Concordia Lutheran  
  4. Mishawaka Marian  
  5. West Lafayette 
  6. NorthWood 
  7. Gibson Southern  
  8. Heritage Hills  
  9. Washington Community 
  10. SB St. Joseph 
  11. Speedway  
  12. Tri-West  
  13. Mater Dei  
  14. Bishop Dwenger  
  15. Culver Academies  
  16. Mt. Vernon (Mt. Vernon) 
  17. Bishop Chatard  
  18. Oak Hill  
  19. Yorktown  
  20. Hammond Bishop Noll 

1A  

  1. Providence  
  2. Park Tudor  
  3. Lakewood Park Christian  
  4. Jac-Cen-Del  
  5. Heritage Christian (Indpls)  
  6. South Knox  
  7. Scecina Memorial  
  8. Lutheran (Indpls)  
  9. Covenant Christian (Indpls)  
  10. North White  
  11. Southwestern (Shelbyville)  
  12. Forest Park  
  13. Central Christian Academy  
  14. Liberty Christian  
  15. Oldenburg Academy  
  16. Cascade  
  17. University  
  18. South Spencer 
  19. Kouts  
  20. Faith Christian  

AP PRE-SEASON COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

  1. Alabama
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Clemson
  4. Ohio State
  5. Georgia
  6. Texas A&M
  7. Iowa State
  8. Cincinnati
  9. Notre Dame
  10. North Carolina
  11. Oregon
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Florida
  14. Miami, Florida
  15. USC
  16. LSU
  17. Indiana
  18. Iowa
  19. Penn State
  20. Washington
  21. Texas
  22. Coastal Carolina
  23. Louisiana
  24. Utah
  25. Arizona State

Others: Oklahoma State (107) , Ole Miss (106) , TCU (40) , Liberty (36) , Auburn (32) , North Carolina State (14) , Michigan (12) , Northwestern (8) , Nevada (7) , Boise State (7) , Ball State (6) , BYU (6) , Boston College (5) , Houston (5) , UCF (5) , West Virginia (3) , UCLA (2) , Army West Point (2) , UAB (2)

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL TOP 25

1Texas (32)15610-0NR
2Wisconsin (15)15220-0NR
3Kentucky (17)14350-0NR
4Washington13550-0NR
5Nebraska13460-0NR
6Florida12750-0NR
7Minnesota11300-0NR
8Purdue10960-0NR
9Pittsburgh10850-0NR
10Baylor10000-0NR
11Ohio State9810-0NR
12Penn State9020-0NR
13Louisville8060-0NR
14Oregon7760-0NR
15BYU7340-0NR
16Western Kentucky5530-0NR
17UCLA4960-0NR
18Washington State4310-0NR
19Utah3980-0NR
20San Diego3190-0NR
21Stanford2640-0NR
22Pepperdine2340-0NR
23Rice2230-0NR
24Georgia Tech1930-0NR
25Notre Dame1570-0NR

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Southern California 105; Creighton 69; Missouri 51; Hawai’i 47; LSU 41; UNLV 33; Michigan 28; Marquette 27; Dayton 25; Kansas State 13; Tennessee 13; Kansas 11; Texas State 11; Illinois 9; Arizona 8; UC San Diego 8; Wright State 5; Cal Poly 4; Arkansas 2.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1

Saturday, Aug. 28

Nebraska at Illinois | 1 p.m. | FOX
UConn at Fresno State | 2 p.m. | CBSSN
Hawai’i at UCLA | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
UTEP at New Mexico State | 9:30 p.m. | FloFootball
Southern Utah at San Jose State | 10 p.m. | CBSSN

Week 1

Wednesday, Sept. 1

UAB vs. Jacksonville State (Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.) | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Thursday, Sept. 2

Houston Baptist at New Mexico | 8 p.m.
Temple at Rutgers | 6:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Long Island University at FIU | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Boise State at UCF | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Western Illinois at Ball State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Wagner at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Weber State at Utah | 7:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Florida at NC State | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
East Carolina vs. Appalachian State (Bank of America Stadium, in Charlotte N.C.)| 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Bowling Green at Tennessee | 8 p.m. | SEC Network
UT Martin at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota | 8 p.m. | FOX
Eastern Washington at UNLV | 10 p.m. | Stadium
Southern Utah at Arizona State | 10:30 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Friday, Sept. 3

North Carolina at Virginia Tech | 6 p.m. | ESPN
Duke at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest | 7 p.m. | ACC Network
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern | 9 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado | 9 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | FS1

Saturday, Sept. 4

UL Monroe at Kentucky | 12 p.m. | SEC Network
Colgate at Boston College | 12 p.m. | ACC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan | 12 p.m. | ESPN
Penn State at Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | FOX
Holy Cross at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN
Stanford vs. Kansas State (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas) | 12 p.m. | FS1
Oklahoma at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ABC
Army at Georgia State | 12 p.m. | ESPNU
Fordham at Nebraska | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Rice at Arkansas | 2 p.m. | SEC Network+
Fresno State at Oregon | 2 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Lafayette at Air Force | 2 p.m.
Alabama vs. Miami (Florida) (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 3:30 p.m. | ABC
Marshall at Navy | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Indiana at Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
West Virginia at Maryland | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Miami (Ohio) at Cincinnati | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State | 4 p.m. | ESPNU
Central Michigan at Missouri | 4 p.m. | SEC Network
UMass at Pitt | 4 p.m. | ACC Network
Montana State at Wyoming | 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas | 4:30 p.m. | FOX
San Jose State at USC | 5 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Campbell at Liberty | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3
Akron at Auburn | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio | 7 p.m. | CBSSN
Oregon State at Purdue | 7 p.m. | FS1
Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas) | 7 p.m. | ESPN
Missouri State at Oklahoma State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Nicholls at Memphis | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Abilene Christian at SMU | 7 p.m. | ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
Southern at Troy | 7 p.m. | ESPN3
FAU at Florida | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.) | 7:30 p.m. | ABC
Northwestern State at North Texas | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
UTSA at Illinois | 7:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ACC Network
William & Mary at Virginia | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M | 8 p.m. | ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt | 8 p.m. | SEC Network+
Southern Miss at South Alabama | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU | 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Montana at Washington | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
LSU at UCLA | 8:30 p.m. | FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN3
Nevada at Cal | 10:30 p.m. | FS1
BYU vs. Arizona (Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada) | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN
New Mexico State at San Diego State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State | 11 p.m. | Pac-12 Network
Portland State at Hawai’i | 12 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Notre Dame at Florida State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Monday, Sept. 6

Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia) | 8 p.m. | ESPN

NFL PRE-SEASON FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

WEEK 2

Thursday, August 19           

New England at Philadelphia, 7:30

Friday, August 20

Kansas City at Arizona (ESPN), 8:00

Cincinnati at Washington, 8:00

Saturday, August 21

Buffalo at Chicago, 1:00

New York Jets at Green Bay, 4:25

Baltimore at Carolina, 7:00

Atlanta at Miami, 7:00

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30

Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Houston at Dallas, 8:00

Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8:00

Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00

Denver at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 22  

New York Giants at Cleveland, 1:00

San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:30

Monday, August 23  

Jacksonville at New Orleans (ESPN), 8:00

WEEK 3

Friday, August 27    

Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00

Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30

Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30

Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00

Saturday, August 28

Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00

Baltimore at Washington, 6:00

Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00

Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00

Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00

Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05

Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 29  

Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00

Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00

Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00

New England at New York Giants, 6:00

Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00

Chasing Tide: Alabama is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25 again

(AP) — Another college football season will start with everyone chasing the Tide.

Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 preseason poll for fourth time in the past six seasons.

Coming off its sixth national championship under Nick Saban, the Crimson Tide enters the season loaded with potential replacements for the record-breakers and NFL draft picks who have moved on, including Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith.

Alabama received 47 of 63 first-place votes from the panel of sports writers and broadcasters in the poll presented by Regions Bank. Oklahoma is No. 2, just ahead of No. 3 Clemson (each received six first-place votes).

Ohio State, which lost to the Tide in last season’s championship game, is No. 4 after receiving a first-place vote. Georgia received three first-place votes and rounds out the top five.

The 2020 Buckeyes were emblematic of a bizarre season played through the pandemic, suiting up for only eight games after the Big Ten didn’t kick-off until late October. The season was riddled with postponements, cancellations, and players and coaches missing games across the country because of COVID-19. There was little nonconference play and none among Power Five conference teams.

Amid all the chaos and frustration was a familiar ending: The season came to a close with Alabama on top.

Last year’s Tide staked a claim as the greatest team of the Saban dynasty. Alabama went 13-0, facing 11 Southeastern Conference teams and playoff showdowns with Notre Dame and Ohio State.

The most powerful offense in the country lost Smith, quarterback Mac Jones and running back Najee Harris, all first-round NFL draft picks this year. The next wave of blue-chippers stepping into bigger roles includes running back Brian Robinson, receiver John Metchie and quarterback Bryce Young, a former five-star recruit from California.

Since the AP started the preseason poll in 1950, only 11 teams that started No. 1 also ended the season as No. 1. Alabama was the last do it, in 2017, the middle season of three straight in which the Crimson Tide took the preseason top spot. Alabama finished second in 2016 and ’18.

No program faces higher expectations than Alabama going into any season: The Crimson Tide is the only team in the country to start each of the last 13 seasons ranked in the top five.

And no program has been better at meeting those expectations: Along with the six national titles, the Tide has three more top-four finishes over the previous 12 years and has never ended a season ranked lower than 10th.

Stroud is frontrunner as freshmen battle for Buckeyes QB job

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) None of the three freshmen competing to start at quarterback for No. 4 Ohio State has thrown a pass in a college football game.

That’s unfamiliar and unsettling for third-year Ohio State coach Ryan Day, who had the luxury of the record-shattering Justin Fields running the offense the past two seasons.

Day revealed Monday that the frontrunner to start is C.J. Stroud, a 6-foot-3, 218-pound redshirt freshman from Rancho Cucamonga, California, who played sparingly last year in mop-up duty. Stroud has moved in front of Jack Miller, a member of that same 2020 recruiting class, and freshman Kyle McCord.

“I don’t know how much separation there is. I’m not sure,” Day said. “But I’ll say that every day (Stroud’s) been competing, he’s been taking care of the football, making good decisions, he’s been a leader. And those are all some of the traits we’re looking for.”

The wildcard is Quinn Ewers from Southlake, Texas, the No. 2 high school prospect in the 2022 class who decided to forgo his senior season and come to Ohio State to take advantage of endorsement offers via new NIL rules. Ewers is enrolled and is going through the process to be eligible to play this season.

Day is trying to impress upon the freshmen the sometimes crushing responsibility that comes with the top QB position at Ohio State.

“I try to tell them all the time if you can survive practice with me kind of getting after you, the games will be easy,” he said. “That’s sometimes hard on those guys. I try to help them understand how hard it is to win a game and to play quarterback at this level.

“Our expectation here is Heisman Trophy, national championship,” he said. “The pressure has never been higher for those guys, and they understand.”

Votto gets 2,000th hit, Reds hand Cubs 12th straight loss

CINCINNATI (AP) Jonathan India homered and drove in five runs, Wade Miley threw seven shutout innings and the Cincinnati Reds beat Chicago 14-5 on Monday night, handing the free-falling Cubs their 12th straight loss.

Joey Votto, the 37-year-old Cincinnati first baseman who has been on a tear since the All-Star break, got the 2,000th hit of his career, a solid single in the seventh. Votto came up again later in the inning and drove in a run with another base hit during an eight-run Reds outburst.

Miley (10-4) allowed four hits and struck out seven as the Reds won for the ninth time in 13 games and moved within 1 1/2 games of San Diego for the second NL wild card.

“Ain’t nothing better than playing meaningful games late in the season,” Miley said. “And hopefully we can keep going and just see where this thing takes us.”

Following a huge selloff at the trade deadline last month, the Cubs have lost 12 in a row for the first time since 2012.

India’s two-out drive into the upper deck in the fourth scored Miley and gave the Reds a 2-0 lead. Aristides Aquino and Tucker Barnhart also slammed two-run homers.

Cincinnati’s outburst in the seventh was highlighted by India’s bases-loaded double, his third hit of the night.

Cubs right-hander Justin Steele (2-2), making his second major league start, allowed five hits and two runs over four innings.

Chicago scored five runs off two Reds relievers in the eighth, but Jeff Hoffman retired the side in order in the ninth.

JOLTIN’ JOEY

Votto became the second major league player to get his 2,000th hit, 300th home run and 1,000th RBI in the same season. Hall of Famer Billy Williams did it with the Cubs in 1971. Votto joins Johnny Bench as the only Reds with 2,000 hits and 300 homers, and his 26 homers this season are his most since he hit 36 in 2017.

“More than anything, to be done with a game and get a win and also to feel momentum toward something we’re collectively doing, and then to be a part of that with these individual milestones, is really pretty special,” Votto said.

Cubs manager David Ross was a catcher with the Reds during Votto’s rookie year in 2007.

“Having seen him early on in his career, it was pretty special to see him become a mainstay here in Cincinnati,” Ross said.

Cole sharp in return from COVID-19, Yanks top Angels 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) Ten or so days ago, Gerrit Cole was playing catch with his wife, Amy, hoping his body would bounce back from COVID-19 quickly enough for him to help the Yankees soon.

Unsure how much he had in the tank, Cole’s first pitch Monday night to Shohei Ohtani was 99 mph. The rest were plenty good, too.

Cole pitched two-hit ball into the sixth inning and struck out nine in his return from the COVID-19 injured list, and Joey Gallo hit a two-run homer as New York beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-1.

New York has won 10 of 13 and pulled within two games of Boston for an AL wild-card spot. The Yankees open a three-game series against the rival Red Sox with a day-night doubleheader Tuesday.

Cole (11-6) went 5 2/3 innings, the only damage against him coming on Justin Upton’s homer in the first. The Yankees’ ace walked just one batter and threw 90 pitches, reaching 100 mph in his first appearance since allowing eight runs to Tampa Bay on July 29.

“I was a bit prepared for if I didn’t know where the balls were going to go,” Cole said. “The plan was just to attack the strike zone in the first and go from there.”

The right-hander tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 3 and had mild symptoms, but showed no ill effects Monday. He said he felt good while on the mound, though fatigue was catching up to him after the game.

“He’s an ace and he’s great at what he does,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “He did a great job of managing himself.”

Gallo hit his 29th homer in the first inning against Jose Suarez (5-6), a drive into the second deck in right field. Gallo has four homers with New York since being acquired July 29 from Texas and has quickly become a favorite at Yankee Stadium, where fans chanted his name throughout the game.

“Here is, every day in the clubhouse, every day on the field, there’s a certain energy, where every pitch counts and you never know which run can be the winning run,” Gallo said. “It’s very exciting.”

Zack Britton, Albert Abreu and Joely Rodriguez got the ball to Chad Green, who closed out the ninth for his fourth save. The bullpen had blown at least one lead in three of New York’s past six games.

Ohtani was 0 for 4 after homering three times in three games at Yankee Stadium during the Angels’ previous visit. His outs included a towering fly ball against Cole that left the bat at 109 mph and was caught on the warning track in the sixth.

“He makes you nervous every time he’s in the box,” Cole said.

Bryant homers twice, Giants beat tired Mets 7-5

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kris Bryant hit two home runs, Kevin Gausman set a career high for wins and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 7-5 on Monday night.

Brandon Crawford had four hits to continue his surge at the plate over the past month. San Francisco’s All-Star shortstop, who signed a $32 million, two-year contract last week, is hitting .427 over his last 28 games.

Brandon Belt also homered and Wilmer Flores added two hits and an RBI. The Giants have won 16 of 21.

Jonathan Villar hit his 14th home run for the Mets. New York has lost four straight.

Bryant’s two-run homer off Miguel Castro (3-4) in the fifth inning was his first since Aug. 1 – his first game with the Giants after being acquired from the Cubs at the trade deadline – and gave San Francisco a 4-3 lead.

Bryant connected again in the seventh as part of back-to-back home runs off Trevor May. Pinch-hitter Brandon Belt led off the inning with his 16th of the season.

The Mets took a 3-2 lead in the fifth on Pete Alonso’s two-run triple and Dominic Smith’s sacrifice fly off Gausman (12-5).

The right-hander looked shaky for a second straight outing but had seven strikeouts in five innings to beat the Mets for the first time in four career starts. He allowed five hits and three runs.

Jake McGee pitched the ninth for his 26th save.

With the Mets trailing 7-3, Villar homered in the eighth after J.D. Davis reached on an infield single against Tyler Rogers.

The Giants chased starter Rich Hill with five consecutive hits in the fourth. The left-hander, who allowed six hits and two runs in 3 2/3 innings, is winless in five outings with the Mets.

Hendriks gets save as White Sox beat Athletics 5-2

CHICAGO (AP) Michael Kopech got the ball to Craig Kimbrel, and he handed it over to Liam Hendriks.

The Chicago White Sox like their chances when they go to their bullpen.

Kimbrel worked out of a jam in the eighth inning and Hendriks got the save against his former team, leading the White Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.

“We got some weapons out there. You saw three of them tonight,” manager Tony La Russa said.

Eloy Jimenez hit a tiebreaking RBI single and Seby Zavala drove in two runs as Chicago improved to an AL-best 40-22 at home. It was the first meeting between the teams since the A’s eliminated the White Sox in the first round of the playoffs last year.

Luis Robert homered, and Dallas Keuchel (8-6) pitched five innings of two-run ball in his first win since July 9.

Oakland dropped to 4-3 on a 10-game trip after it lost two of three at last-place Texas over the weekend. It also fell to second in the AL wild-card standings, a half-game back of idle Boston and 1 1/2 games ahead of the New York Yankees.

Matt Chapman homered for the third straight day for the A’s, and Mark Canha had an RBI single. Frankie Montas (9-9) was charged with three runs and eight hits in five innings.

“I felt like I was fighting with my mechanics the whole game,” Montas said. “I didn’t have my command.”

The game was tied at 2 when Jimenez’s fifth-inning liner went off Chapman’s glove at third and into left field, driving in Tim Anderson from second. The AL Central leaders added another run in the sixth on a safety squeeze bunt by Zavala.

That was enough for Chicago’s bullpen after a couple of rocky outings of late.

“They got good arms … and then reinforced, obviously, with Kimbrel here,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said.

After Kopech threw two hitless innings, Kimbrel powered his way out of trouble while striking out the side in the eighth. With one out and runners on second and third after Jed Lowrie’s ground-rule double, Kimbrel fanned Chapman and Josh Harrison to reach 1,001 Ks for his career.

“He’s as tough as he is talented,” La Russa said.

‘I was terrified,’ woman says of night with Dodgers’ Bauer

LOS ANGELES (AP) A woman wrapped her own hair around her neck as she sat on the witness stand to demonstrate the way she said Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer used it to choke her into unconsciousness.

“I couldn’t breathe. It almost felt like I was going to gag. I was gagging for air. Then I went unconscious,” the woman said, crying through one of the more dramatic moments in more than three hours of testimony Monday. “It took me a while to remember who was even having sex with me, or where I was.”

The 27-year-old San Diego woman is seeking a five-year restraining order against Bauer, who was placed on paid administrative leave on July 2 by Major League Baseball. That leave has been extended through Friday. MLB and police in Pasadena, California, are investigating the woman’s allegations, and Bauer could face punishment under baseball’s domestic violence policy.

The woman said she sought the protective order when she realized how long the police investigation was going to take. She was granted a temporary civil restraining order against Bauer until evidence could be heard for the five-year order she is now seeking.

Bauer’s representatives have repeatedly said everything that happened between him and the woman was consensual. He is expected to give his own version of events during the hearing, which is scheduled to last several days. The woman returns to the stand Tuesday morning.

Bauer’s attorney Shawn Holley said Monday the woman gave Bauer every indication she wanted to be choked in the way she described, and otherwise consented to rough sexual treatment during the two nights she and Bauer spent together at the pitcher’s home in Pasadena.

Holley read from private Instagram messages the woman sent Bauer in which she said she had “never been more turned on in my life” than when Bauer choked her out during their first encounter in April, and wanted more of the same when they got together again in May. Holley said during her opening statement that the woman told Bauer in the messages to give her “all the pain.”

The woman testified that she in no way consented to how violent things got the second night when, as she was still reeling from being unconscious, Bauer punched her in the jaw, the cheekbones and the side of the head.

“I’ve never been punched in the face ever,” she said. “I felt like my soul left my body, and I was terrified. I couldn’t fight back.”

Bauer sat in the courtroom wearing a blue suit, and had no visible response to the testimony.

The woman’s attorney, Lisa Helfend Meyer, asked her repeatedly why she didn’t tell Bauer more clearly to stop when he was doing things she didn’t want.

She said she had made a deep emotional connection with Bauer on the first night they spent together, and wanted to keep that alive. She said she had meant it when she texted to her best friend after the first night that he was an “amazing human.”

“I wanted to create a better experience than the first time,” she said. “I wanted to tell him what he wanted to hear, so he could stay interested. I wanted to keep his attention.”

She testified that earlier in the night she had jokingly said “daddy issues” when he asked her safe word, and at the moment of maximum pain was able to get the word “daddy” out.

That made Bauer stop, she said, and tell her she was safe, and that he would never do such things to her other than sexually.

The woman said she still spent the night at Bauer’s house because she was not in a condition to drive home, and all her friends in Los Angeles were asleep.

After returning to San Diego the next day, she went to a hospital and underwent an exam used for sexual assault victims, and reported Bauer to authorities, according to her attorney.

The woman testified that she is the daughter of a baseball coach, has been a lifelong fan of the game, and roots for her hometown San Diego Padres. She said that was part of her banter with Bauer that began after she tagged him in an Instagram story while watching him pitch against the Padres in April.

“All that’s left is the official tryout,” Bauer messaged her as their conversations got increasingly flirty before they met up, she said.

“Tryouts don’t scare me Bauer,” she replied. “Bring it.”

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they have been victims of sexual assault.

Bauer was the subject of another protective order sought by an Ohio woman last year who claimed he punched and choked her without consent while they were having sex, The Washington Post reported on Saturday. Bauer tweeted a statement calling the report “false” and “baseless.”

Bauer agreed to a $102 million, three-year contract to join his hometown Dodgers earlier this year after winning his first Cy Young with the Cincinnati Reds last season. Bauer is 8-5 with a 2.59 ERA in 17 starts this season.

Yankees’ Voit was in ‘bad place mentally’ following Rizzo trade

New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit wasn’t in the best frame of mind following the team’s acquisition of Anthony Rizzo at the trade deadline.

“When it first happened … I was very frustrated,” Voit said, according to Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media. “I was in a bad place mentally.”

The Yankees acquired Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs on July 29 while Voit was about a week away from returning to the majors following a stint on the injured list with left knee inflammation. The move appeared to signal the end of Voit playing first base in a starting capacity upon his return.

“I’ve done so much for this organization and obviously I didn’t think (the Yankees trading for a first baseman) was a possibility, but that’s what happens when you’ve only played 30 games by the deadline,” Voit said. “And obviously, we’ve been a righty-dominant lineup, so I understand it. It’s the business part of it.”

However, Voit has been playing at first base regularly with Rizzo spending time on the COVID-19 IL after testing positive on Aug. 8. The 30-year-old is hitting .207/.258/.414 with two home runs, six RBIs, and 12 strikeouts while filling in. Those numbers are far worse than last season when the slugger crushed 22 homers and posted a .948 OPS (156 OPS+).

When Rizzo returns from his IL stint, Voit will likely move into a lesser role, likely being used as a pinch hitter. He appears to have accepted the change.

“It’s probably something I’ll get talked to about,” Voit said. “I’m sure Rizzo will be back sometime this week, whenever he’s feeling healthy again. We’ll see. I came up (with St. Louis) as a pinch hitter, so I’m pretty capable of doing a really good job doing that. Maybe with Giancarlo (Stanton) playing outfield more, it opens up the DH spot for me. There (are) a lot of moving parts and you don’t know what can happen. You don’t want injuries and stuff to happen.”

Clippers trade Beverley, Rondo to Memphis for Eric Bledsoe

(AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have brought back guard Eric Bledsoe to the team where he started his NBA career.

A trade with the Memphis Grizzlies announced Monday sends Bledsoe to the Clippers for guards Patrick Beverley and Rajon Rondo and center Daniel Oturu. Bledsoe spent his first three seasons in Los Angeles after being the 18th pick overall out of Kentucky in 2010 before going to Phoenix, Milwaukee and New Orleans.

“We are excited to add Eric, a strong, versatile guard and an established playmaker who can attack the paint and defend multiple positions,” said Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations. “Eric started his career with the Clippers and we’re delighted to bring him back.”

Memphis only acquired Bledsoe in a trade July 26 with New Orleans that also brought the Grizzlies center Steven Adams in exchange for center Jonas Valanciunas along with a swap of multiple draft picks.

Bledsoe averaged 12.2 points, 3.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds in his lone season with the Pelicans, who had acquired him from Milwaukee during the 2020 offseason as part of a trade that sent Jrue Holiday to the Bucks.

As part of that trade with the Pelicans, the Grizzlies wound up with the 10th overall pick in Stanford forward Ziaire Williams. Memphis is making moves both to improve the roster of a team that lost in the opening round of the playoffs to Utah and keep building around Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr.

Beverley was the Clippers’ longest-tenured player, having spent four years in Los Angeles. The fiery, 33-year-old guard averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists while playing 22.5 minutes a game last season. He also shot 40% from 3-point range, although he’s best known for his pesky defense and leadership.

Frank called Beverley a pillar of the Clippers for the past four years.

“We are grateful for his presence and for the contributions of Rajon, a premier orchestrator, and Daniel, a promising young center,” Frank said. “We wish them the best.”

Beverley will miss the opener next season as punishment for shoving former Clipper Chris Paul in the back during Game 6 of the Western Conference finals. Beverley earned a technical foul and was ejected. The Phoenix Suns won the game, ending the Clippers’ playoff hopes.

Rondo spent half of last season with the Clippers after coming from the Atlanta Hawks in a trade for Lou Williams. Rondo’s biggest impact came on the sideline, where the 35-year-old guard served as an unofficial assistant coach, bolstering his teammates with pep talks during timeouts.

Oturu, a 6-foot-8 center, was chosen 33rd overall by the Clippers in the 2020 NBA draft. He averaged five minutes while appearing in 30 games.

INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: Hoosiers, Blue Demons Play to Scoreless Draw

(IU RELEASE)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The preseason No. 2-ranked Indiana men’s soccer team played to a 0-0 draw in double overtime against DePaul in the program’s first of three exhibition matches at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Monday night.

KEY MOMENTS

• DePaul had the first look on goal in the contest when sophomore midfielder Michael Anderson fired a shot from atop the 18-yard box in the opening minute of the match. Junior keeper Roman Celentano was up to the task and easily corralled the shot.

• The Hoosiers found a chance early in the first half off a set piece, however the shot from sophomore defender Joey Maher was off target and ended in a goal kick for the Blue Demons.

• In the second half, Indiana produced two real chances on goal. The first came in the 62nd minute when freshman forward Tommy Mihalic threaded a beautiful ball to junior forward Herbert Endeley. The Blaine, Minn., native took a shot that sailed high of frame.

• Mihalic delivered another excellent pass to sophomore defender Lukas Hummel in the 76th minute. Hummel attempted a shot that missed the mark.

NOTABLES

• A total of 20 Hoosiers saw action in the debut match of the 2021 fall season.

• Indiana outshot the Blue Demons 9-3 during the 110-minute exhibition, but IU was unable to find a shot on frame. Hoosier keepers were forced to make two saves in the contest.

• IU also held an 8-2 advantage in corner kick opportunities.

HOOSIER POINTS

GOALS: none.

ASSISTS: none.

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers will jump right back into action in the program’s second preseason exhibition match with a clash against Wright State at Grand Park in Westfield on Aug. 19. First kick is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The match is open to the public.

PURDUE VOLLEYBALL: Volleyball Slotted at No. 8 in AVCA Preseason Poll

(PURDUE RELEASE)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coaches Poll tabbed the Purdue volleyball team as No. 8 in the nation heading into the 2021 fall season.

Purdue is one of four Big Ten teams ranked in the top 10, joined by No. 2 Wisconsin, No. 5 Nebraska and No. 7 Minnesota. Meanwhile, Ohio State and Penn State trail Purdue in the 11th and 12th spot, respectively.

The nod ties as the best preseason ranking in program history (No. 8 in 2014), and comes on the heels of Purdue’s highest final ranking, where the team finished seventh. Not only does Purdue return its entire roster, including a pair of AVCA All-Americans (Grace Cleveland and Caitlyn Newton) and Honorable Mention nods (Hayley Bush and Jena Otec), but it welcomes four newcomers, including two Gatorade State Player of the Years and two All-Americans.

Purdue is coming off a Regional Finals appearance, where it lost to the eventual national champions Kentucky. Statistically, Purdue’s efforts resulted in multiple national rankings, including fourth in the nation in blocks per set (2.95), 23rd in both total kills (1,111) and assists (1,032) and was the best receiving team in the Big Ten with a 0.86 opponent service ace mark and 16.0 digs per set. Individually, three Boilermakers finished among the top-23 in the nation in total blocks, one of two programs in the nation – including the only Power Five – to accomplish the feat (No. 2 Taylor Trammell, No. 16 Cleveland and No. 23 Jael Johnson). Meanwhile, Newton also cracked the nation’s top-10, tying for the eighth-most aces by an individual (38).

Head Coach Dave Shondell and the Boilermakers are set the begin the season at home on August 27, where they will host Loyola Marymount and Kansas in its season-opening tournament. Purdue will take on Loyola Marymount Friday, August 27 at 6 p.m. ET followed by Kansas on Sunday, August 29 at 2 p.m. ET.

PURDUE CROSS COUNTRY: Cross Country Schedule Announced

(PURDUE RELEASE)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The 2021 Purdue cross country schedule has been unveiled, which features five regular-season meets and a three-meet championship season.

Five of the Boilermakers’ eight meets will be in the state of Indiana, including the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. The season begins on September 3 and continues through the NCAA Championships on November 20.

“After not being able to compete in the fall last year, it is incredibly exciting to be back competing in our traditional fall season,” Purdue cross country coach John Oliver said. “The schedule offers a great opportunity to race strong competition throughout the season, and we are looking forward to getting out there and competing.”

The Boilermakers open the 2021 slate with three consecutive meets in Indiana. The season commences at the Winrow Valparaiso Open in Valparaiso on September 3, and Purdue travels to Terre Haute for the John McNichols Invitational the following weekend, on September 11. October begins with a trip to Notre Dame for the Joe Piane Invitational on October 1.

The Nuttycombe Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin, is up next on October 15, which opens a stretch of three meets in as many weeks. On October 22, the Boilermakers make the short trip south to Indianapolis for the Butler Invitational to conclude the regular season.

The Big Ten Cross Country Championships is set for October 29 in State College, Pennsylvania, and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional will be held in Evansville, Indiana, on November 12. The season concludes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on November 20 in Tallahassee, Florida.

Purdue’s men’s cross country team is coming off an NCAA Championships appearance and a third-place Big Ten finish. The Boilermakers qualified for the NCAA meet for a third consecutive year for just the second time in program history, joining a four-year run from 1946-50, and it was the 15th NCAA berth in team history. The squad finished in the top-four at Big Tens for the third year in a row for the first time since 1948.

The return to a complete fall schedule comes after the 2020 cross country season was contested in the winter and spring of 2021 and featured two meets, the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Championships.

2021 Purdue Cross Country Schedule

September 3 – Winrow Valparaiso Open, Valparaiso, Ind.

September 11 – John McNichols Invitational, Terre Haute, Ind.

October 1 – Joe Piane Invitational, South Bend, Ind.

October 15 – Nuttycombe Invitational, Madison, Wis.

October 22 – Butler Invitational, Indianapolis, Ind.

October 29 – Big Ten Cross Country Championships, State College, Pa.

November 12 – NCAA Great Lakes Regional, Evansville, Ind.

November 20 – NCAA Cross Country Championships, Tallahassee, Fla.

Six Bulldogs Land on Phil Steele’s Preseason All-PFL Teams

(BUTLER RELEASE)

Six members of the Butler football team were recognized on Phil Steele Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Teams over the weekend. Wide receiver Yogi Flager and offensive lineman Skyler Spetter were First Team honorees. Defensive back Devin Aguilar was tabbed Second Team, while wide receiver Johnny O’Shea, offensive lineman Grant Purlee, and defensive lineman Jordan Caselberry were selected to the Third Team.

Flager was excellent for Butler during his first year on campus. He caught 24 passes for 387 yards and a touchdown in a shortened six-game spring season. Flager was a Hero Sports’ Freshman All-American and a 2020-21 All-Pioneer League Second Team selection. Coaches and teammates also picked Flager for Butler’s Newcomer of the Year award.

Spetter joined Flager on the First Team. In 2021, Spetter started in all six games at right tackle. He was part of an offensive line unit that helped Butler average 104 rushing yards and 224 passing yards per game. The BU offensive line only allowed six sacks this spring. After the campaign, Spetter was tabbed All-Pioneer League Second Team and won the Battle of the Trenches Award among his teammates, recognizing the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman on the team.

Phil Steele Preseason All-PFL Second Team honors went to defensive back Devin Aguilar. He played as a team captain this spring, starting in all six games. Aguilar led Butler with 33 total tackles. He also intercepted a pass vs. Morehead State.

Aguilar and Caselberry were each 2020-21 All-PFL honorable mention selections after the completion of the spring season. Caselberry heads into his redshirt-junior season after recording 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the spring. He took the other Butler Battle of the Trenches Award home after a vote from his peers, making him the Most Valuable defensive lineman on the team in 2020-21.

Joining Caselberry on the third team was O’Shea and Purlee. O’Shea was limited to just four games in the spring, but still earned All-PFL Second Team honors with 22 grabs for 271 yards. He averaged 12.3 yards per catch and 67.8 yards per game to lead BU. Purlee will break the huddle with O’Shea, Flager and Spetter this season. He played in all 12 games during the 2019 season, making six starts. Nothing changed in the spring of 2021 with Purlee starting in all six games at guard. He was a 2020-21 All-PFL honorable mention pick after his redshirt junior season.

Washington Named Phil Steele PFL Preseason Offensive Player of the Year; 10 Valpo Players Earn Phil Steele Preseason All-Conference Honors

The Valparaiso University football team was well represented as the Phil Steele Preseason All-Conference Team for the Pioneer Football League was unveiled on Monday. A group of 10 Valpo honorees was headlined by running back Robert Washington (Huntersville, N.C. / East Gaston [Old Dominion]), who earned Phil Steele PFL Preseason Offensive Player of the Year accolades.

Washington was also named to the Phil Steele Preseason First Team as a running back and to the second team as an all-purpose back on special teams. The Valpo kicking game’s one-two punch of kicker Brian Bartholomew (Sugar Grove, Ill. / Kaneland) and punter Ben Niesner was also tabbed to the first team. Valpo’s second-team honorees include offensive lineman Aaron Byrd, defensive lineman Trejuan Purty (Maryville, Tenn. / Maryville [East Tennessee State]), linebacker Jaxon Peifer (Normal, Ill. / Normal Community), defensive back Keyon Turner, kick returner Charlie Maxwell (Elkhart, Ind. / Elkhart Christian Academy) and long snapper Doug Haugh (Redlands, Calif. / Redlands Senior). In addition, linebacker Evan Annis (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson) was named to the third team.

Washington was one of seven unanimous All-PFL selections and was named the first PFL Offensive Player of the Year in program history last spring, while Niesner shared PFL Special Teams Player of the Year accolades. In addition, Niesner was tabbed an FCS National Punter of the Year Semifinalist.

Washington ranked eighth nationally in FCS in rushing yards per game at 108.8. He accrued 100 or more rushing yards on four occasions including a season-high 199 on 39 carries in the March 13 season opener at Butler, the highest single-game rushing output by a Valpo player since 2012. His 199-yard performance marked the ninth-highest single-game rushing number in the nation last season, and he was one of three players nationally with multiple games of 180+ rushing yards.

Niesner tied Greg Wood’s program record for single-season punting average at 43.6. When taken to the next decimal point, Niesner’s 43.58 is narrowly behind Wood’s 43.64, which is also the Pioneer Football League record. Niesner’s mark is the second-best in PFL history. He ranked eighth nationally in punting average in Division-I FCS in Spring 2021.  

Bartholomew boasted the league’s best field-goal percentage at 87.5 percent, converting seven of his eight attempts. He had the most point-after attempts without a miss in the league, going a perfect 13-for-13 on PATs. The redshirt sophomore ranked sixth in the PFL in scoring at 5.7 points per game.

Purty received All-PFL Honorable Mention last spring, finishing with a team-high 5.5 tackles for loss. Byrd was also an All-PFL Honorable Mention choice and a member of the Academic All-PFL Second Team in addition to winning the Sever Award, which is presented annually to the team’s top offensive lineman. Turner led the nation in takeaways, was a finalist for national freshman of the year, earned Freshman All-American recognition from HERO Sports and was the lone freshman on the All-PFL First Team. Peifer was an All-PFL First Team choice and earned the team’s Defensive Player of the Year Award by finishing with a team-high 42 tackles during the six-game season.

Haugh garnered the team’s Four-Year Man Award and All-PFL Honorable Mention, while Maxwell was an All-PFL Second Team choice and a HERO Sports Freshman All-American. Annis earned the team’s Spring 2021 Koenig Award for outstanding sportsmanship and character while also receiving All-PFL Second Team and Academic All-PFL First Team nods.

Valpo is coming off its best winning percentage and highest Pioneer Football League finish since 2003.

INDIANAPOLIS FOOTBALL: Football Tabbed #14 in Preseason Coaches’ Poll

(U OF I RELEASE)

WACO, Texas – The University of Indianapolis football squad will open the 2021 season as the 14th-ranked team in nation, according to the newly-released American Football Coaches Association Division II Preseason Poll. As the reigning GLVC champions and current league favorite, the Greyhounds will be gunning for a program-first fourth consecutive NCAA playoff berth this fall.

UIndy, which made its school-record 39th consecutive appearance in the coaches’ top 25, was joined in the poll by GLVC-rival Lindenwood at No. 21, while Truman State University was among those receiving votes. A total of eight Super Region Three teams appeared in the top 25, led by Ferris State (3) and Northwest Missouri State (4). Meanwhile, UIndy’s week-three and home-opener opponent Tiffin came in at No. 19.


2021 AFCA DII PRESEASON POLL

RKSCHOOL (1st-place votes)RECPTSPREV
1.West Florida (26)13-26981
2.Minnesota St. (2)14-16732
3.Ferris St. (Mich.)12-16303
4.Northwest Missouri St. (1)12-25757
5.Slippery Rock (Pa.)13-15446
6.Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)13-15404
Valdosta St. (Ga.)10-15405
8.Texas A&M-Commerce10-352011
9.Notre Dame (Ohio)12-250110
10.Colorado School of Mines12-14238
11.Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)11-138714
12.Colorado St.-Pueblo11-232712
13.Central Missouri11-232313
14.UIndy (Ind.)9-226117
15.Shepherd (W.Va.)10-325622
16.Grand Valley St. (Mich.)8-3231NR
17.Indiana (Pa.)10-222021
18.Bowie St. (Md.)11-121018
19.Tiffin (Ohio)9-218823
20.Kutztown (Pa.)11-214416
21.Lindenwood (Mo.)9-413425
22.Harding (Ark.)10-212015
23.Minnesota-Duluth8-3100NR
24.Carson-Newman (Tenn.)9-39520
Wingate (N.C.)10-29516


Others Receiving Votes: Fort Hays St., 90; Tusculum (Tenn.), 52; Angelo St. (Texas), 49; Augustana (S.D.), 42; Ashland (Ohio), 38; West Chester (Pa.), 38; Delta St. (Miss.), 35; West Texas A&M, 26; Midwestern St. (Texas), 25; Bentley (Mass.), 24; Henderson St. (Ark.), 24; Sioux Falls (S.D.), 23; UT-Permian Basin (Texas), 23; Ohio Dominican, 20; Findlay (Ohio), 18; West Alabama, 18; California (Pa.), 17; Charleston (W.Va.), 16; Central Washington, 15; Miles (Ala.), 15; Truman St. (Mo.), 15; Oklahoma Baptist, 14; Assumption (Mass.), 9; Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 8; Wayne St. (Mich.), 8; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 6; Virginia Union, 6; Chadron St. (Neb.), 4; Nebraska-Kearney, 4; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 2; West Georgia, 2; Hillsdale (Mich.), 1; Missouri Western, 1; Virginia St., 1; Western Oregon, 1.

2021 NFL’S WIDE RECEIVER RANKINGS

1. DAVANTE ADAMS, GREEN BAY PACKERS

2. DEANDRE HOPKINS, ARIZONA CARDINALS

3. TYREEK HILL, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

4. ALLEN ROBINSON II, CHICAGO BEARS

5. JULIO JONES, TENNESSEE TITANS

6. A.J. BROWN, TENNESSEE TITANS

7. MICHAEL THOMAS, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

8. STEFON DIGGS, BUFFALO BILLS

9. ADAM THIELEN, MINNESOTA VIKINGS

10. JUSTIN JEFFERSON, MINNESOTA VIKINGS

11. CALVIN RIDLEY, ATLANTA FALCONS

12. MIKE EVANS, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

13. CHRIS GODWIN, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

14. AMARI COOPER, DALLAS COWBOYS

15. D.K. METCALF, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

16. KEENAN ALLEN, LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

17. TERRY MCLAURIN, WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

18. ODELL BECKHAM JR., CLEVELAND BROWNS

19. KENNY GOLLADAY, NEW YORK GIANTS

20. COREY DAVIS, NEW YORK JETS

21. JARVIS LANDRY, CLEVELAND BROWNS

22. TYLER LOCKETT, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

23. COLE BEASLEY, BUFFALO BILLS

24. ANTONIO BROWN, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

25. WILL FULLER V, MIAMI DOLPHINS

26. BRANDIN COOKS, HOUSTON TEXANS

27. DEVANTE PARKER, MIAMI DOLPHINS

28. COURTLAND SUTTON, DENVER BRONCOS

29. ROBERT WOODS, LOS ANGELES RAMS

30. COOPER KUPP, LOS ANGELES RAMS

31. DEEBO SAMUEL, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

32. TYLER BOYD, CINCINNATI BENGALS

2021 NFL’S TIGHT END RANKINGS

1. TRAVIS KELCE, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

2. GEORGE KITTLE, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

3. DARREN WALLER, LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

4. KYLE PITTS, ATLANTA FALCONS

5. DALLAS GOEDERT, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

6. MARK ANDREWS, BALTIMORE RAVENS

7. T.J. HOCKENSON, DETROIT LIONS

8. MIKE GESICKI, MIAMI DOLPHINS

9. ROB GRONKOWSKI, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

10. HUNTER HENRY, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

11. NOAH FANT, DENVER BRONCOS

12. JONNU SMITH, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

13. ZACH ERTZ, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

14. LOGAN THOMAS, WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

15. ROBERT TONYAN, GREEN BAY PACKERS

16. JARED COOK, LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

17. AUSTIN HOOPER, CLEVELAND BROWNS

18. TYLER HIGBEE, LOS ANGELES RAMS

19. EVAN ENGRAM, NEW YORK GIANTS

20. KYLE RUDOLPH, NEW YORK GIANTS

21. GERALD EVERETT, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

22. MO ALIE-COX, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

23. O.J. HOWARD, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

24. JACK DOYLE, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

25. ERIC EBRON, PITTSBURGH STEELERS

26. IRV SMITH JR., MINNESOTA VIKINGS

27. HAYDEN HURST, ATLANTA FALCONS

28. ANTHONY FIRKSER, TENNESSEE TITANS

29. JORDAN AKINS, HOUSTON TEXANS

30. ADAM TRAUTMAN, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

31. BLAKE JARWIN, DALLAS COWBOYS

32. CAMERON BRATE, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Purdue Soccer: Three Named Big Ten Players to Watch

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Three Purdue soccer seniors, goalkeeper Marisa Bova, forward Sarah Griffith and midfielder Grace Walsh, have been named to the Big Ten Players to Watch List, the conference announced on Monday.

The trio are recognized ahead of the Boilermakers’ regular-season opener on Thursday, August 19, against Kentucky at 7 pm. ET at Folk Field.

Bova played all 1,131:54 minutes in goal for Purdue last season with 12 starts as a junior. She made 35 saves with 10 goals allowed for a .778 save percentage and a 0.80 goals-against average. The Hartland, Wisconsin, native had four shutouts and added an assist on the game-winning goal in overtime against Maryland on Feb. 25. She also was recognized as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

In 38 career matches, Bova is among the school leaders in several statistical categories. She is No. 2 in goals-against average (0.90), No. 3 in shutouts (14), No. 5 in save percentage (.775), minutes played (3,429:97) and starts (36), No. 6 in wins (14) and No. 8 in saves (117).

Griffith started all 12 matches and led the team with five goals, two game-winning goals, 11 points, 55 shots and 29 shots on goal as a redshirt junior last season. She added an assist in 977 minutes. From Naperville, Illinois, Griffith was named to the All-Big Ten Second Team and collected Academic All-Big Ten accolades.

In her junior season, Walsh played in and started 11 matches and recorded one assist with seven shots and two shots on goal in 1,002 minutes. A native of Kensington, Maryland, Walsh was honored on the All-Big Ten Third Team, was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and earned Academic All-Big Ten distinction.

Griffith and Walsh are the 29th and 30th All-Big Ten honorees in program history. The duo are the first Boilermakers to be recognized since 2017 and the third and fourth since 2010.

Bova, Griffith and Walsh all also were named to last season’s Big Ten Players to Watch List.

The Boilermakers open the 2021 season against Kentucky on Thursday, August 19, with kickoff slated for 7 p.m. ET, at Folk Field. Admission will be free for all fans.

Purdue’s 2021 schedule features 20 matches, 13 at Folk Field and seven on the road. The Boilermakers will play 10 Big Ten Conference contests in addition to eight regular-season non-conference games. The Big Ten opener is at Nebraska on Sunday, September 19. The 2021 slate includes matches against in-state rivals Indiana and Notre Dame, and the Old Gold and Black will face a total of seven clubs that made the 2020 NCAA Tournament.

Johnson Joins Anderson Cross Country/Track & Field Staff

The Anderson University athletics department and Athletic Director Marcie Taylor are pleased to announce Karis Johnson has joined the coaching staff of the cross country and track & field programs, which was announced on Monday.

Johnson spent two years as an assistant cross country and track and field coach at NCAA Division II’s Lewis University. She also competed for NCAA Division II’s McKendree University for four years.

“I’m excited to bring Karis onboard to lead the men’s and women’s cross country programs,” Marcie Taylor said. “Coach Johnson is relational, enthusiastic, organized and prepared to step into the role of training and mentoring student-athletes.”

During Johnson’s tenure at Lewis, the Flyers secured three Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) titles. The men’s cross country team claimed the 2020 conference championship while the women’s track and field team captured the 2020 indoor title and the 2021 outdoor title. Lewis’s women’s track and field team then took sixth place during the 2021 NCAA Division II Championships. Johnson coached the distance runners for Lewis. During that time, the Flyers totaled five all-conference recipients in cross country and three all-conference selections for the Lewis distance team in track and field.

“I am honored to be a part of Anderson University’s staff,” Karis Johnson said. “I can’t wait to get started and I am very excited to see what this team can do.”

While at McKendree, Johnson earned two fourth-place finishes in the 800 during the GLVC Championships. Johnson holds personal records of 2 minutes, 16.12 seconds in the 800-meter run and 5:08.30 in the 1-mile run. She served on McKendree’s Student-Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was also named McKendree’s GLVC James R. Spalding Sportsmanship recipient for women’s outdoor track and field in 2016.

While at McKendree, Johnson earned a certification of First Aid in Mental Health. She also served as a CPR and First Aid instructor.

An Indianapolis native and Lawrence Central High School almuna, Johnson graduated from McKendree with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Sports Performance in 2018. She then earned a Master of Business Administration from Lewis in 2021.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1894       The Phillies rout the Colonels at the Philadelphia Baseball Grounds, 29-4. Louisville right-hander John Wadsworth sets a National League record by giving up 28 singles in one game.

1904       Boston American hurler Jesse Tannehill no-hits the White Sox at Chicago’s South Side Park, 6-0. The Americans will change their name to the Red Sox for the 1907 season. The 30 year-old southpaw issues one walk, hits a batter, and strikes out three en route tossing the third no-hitter in the American League’s brief history.

1909       Nap Lajoie resigns as the manager of the faltering Cleveland club. The fans still show their support for the popular skipper when a response to a newspaper poll indicates the overwhelming choice is to keep the team name as the Naps instead of choosing a new one, which will not happen until they become the Indians following the 1914 season.

1920       Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman dies as a result of being hit by a pitch thrown by Yankee submariner Carl Mays. The tragedy remains the only on-field fatality of a player in major league history.

1933       On his way to establishing the mark of playing in 2,130 consecutive games, Lou Gehrig quietly surpasses Everett Scott’s previous record of 1,308 games, appearing in every inning of all but 42 contests. The first baseman’s single and triple don’t prevent the last-place Browns from beating the Yankees in ten innings at Sportsman’s Park, 7-6.

1937       In Cincinnati, the Cardinals beat the Reds, 8-6, in nine innings at Crosley Field. The final out of the two-and-a-half-hour contest is recorded at 12:02 a.m., marking the first time a major league game ends after midnight.

1944       Johnny Lindell, who enjoys a five-for-five day at the plate, hits four consecutive doubles at Yankee Stadium. The New York center fielder scores twice and drives in two runs in the team’s 10-3 victory over Cleveland at the Bronx ballpark.

1947       The Lowell Orphans, a bankrupt minor league team moved from Lawrence, MA last month, draws only 85 paying customers to a doubleheader. The team’s poor performance, which includes a twenty-game losing streak, causes the city to evict the New England League franchise from Alumni Field, making it necessary for the club to finish the season on the road.

1948       An estimated crowd of 100,000 fans passes by the body of Babe Ruth, which is on display at Yankee Stadium. After the funeral in two days at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the ‘Bambino’ with the burial at the Cemetery of the Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, New York.

1948       Yankee first baseman Tommy Henrich hits his fourth grand slam of the season, tying one of the major league records established by Babe Ruth, who died yesterday. The Bambino set the record playing for the Red Sox in 1919, the year he hit 29 round-trippers in his final season in Boston.

1957       In a game against New York at Connie Mack Stadium, a foul ball off the bat of Richie Ashburn breaks the nose of spectator Alice Roth, the wife of an editor for Philadelphia’s Bulletin. As she carried off on a stretcher, the Phillies leadoff hitter nails her again during the same at-bat.

1966       After tying Jimmie Foxx yesterday for most career home runs hit by a right-handed batter, Giants slugger Willie Mays passes ‘Double X’ with his 535th homer. The San Francisco center fielder now takes over second place on the all-time list, trailing only Babe Ruth’s 714.

1967       The Tigers obtain Eddie Mathews from the Astros to replace a slumping Norm Cash, who had been benched by skipper Mayo Smith. Detroit’s new first baseman will hit .231 in 36 games for pennant contenders.

1968       After four tries, the Mets still haven’t scored a run when Jim McAndrew starts a game with their 1-0 loss to Houston at Shea Stadium. In his first four major league appearances, the 24 year-old rookie right-hander has a puny 1.82 ERA but is 0-4 due to the team dropping two 2-0 and two 1-0 decisions.

1969       The Mets sweep a doubleheader from the Padres for the second consecutive day, beating San Diego 3–2 in both ends of the Shea Stadium twin bill. Yesterday, behind solid starts by Tom Seaver and Jim McAndrews, the Amazins’ beat the Friars respectively, 2-0 and 2-1.

1971       After getting hit by a pitch in the third inning by a Steve Arlin fastball, Ron Hunt takes exception of getting plunked again two frames later by the Padres pitcher. The combative Expos second baseman, who will be the only player ejected from the San Diego Stadium contest, shows his displeasure by ripping off backstop Bob Barton’s mask and punching the catcher squarely in the face, igniting a bench-clearing brawl.

1971       During a visit to the White House, 21 year-old Vida Blue, who is presently 22-4, is told by President Nixon that he is the most underpaid player in the game. The Commander-in-Chief shares with the eventual Cy Young Award winner and AL MVP he would like to negotiate the A’s southpaw’s next contract, much to the chagrin of Oakland owner Charlie Finley.

1972       On his wife’s birthday, Steve Carlton extends his streak to 15 consecutive victories when he beats Cincinnati 9-4 to win his 20th game of the season. After the contest, ‘Lefty’ returns from the clubhouse and stands near home plate to acknowledge the deafening cheers from the sold-out crowd at Veterans Stadium.

1973       At Shea Stadium, 42 year-old Willie Mays hits the 660th and final home run of his career off Cincinnati southpaw Don Gullett. The Mets first baseman, who played 21 seasons roaming the outfield for the Giants before coming home to New York last season, is third on the all-time home run career list behind Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (703).

1976       After stroking a one-out single in the tenth inning, George Brett steals second base and advances to third base on a throwing error by Cleveland catcher Rick Cerone. With Dave Nelson at-bat, the Kansas City third baseman steals home, giving the team a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Tribe at Royals Stadium.

1980       George Brett reaches the .400 mark when he goes 4-for-4 in the Royals’ 8-3 victory over Toronto. The Kansas City third baseman receives a standing ovation from the Royals Stadium crowd of 30,693 fans, after blasting a bases-clearing double in the eighth inning.

1980       The Tigers retire Al Kaline’s uniform #6 making ‘Mr. Tiger’ the first player in franchise history to receive the honor. The Hall of Famer, who joined the team as an 18-year-old, roamed the outfield for Detroit from 1953 to 1974, becoming the team’s leader in home runs (399) and games played (2,834) during his 22-year playing career in the Motor City.

1984       Pete Rose returns to the Cincinnati lineup for the first time in six years, going 2-for-4, including a single in his first at-bat, in the team’s 6-4 victory over Chicago at Riverfront Stadium. ‘Charlie Hustle’, traded by the Expos yesterday in exchange for infielder Tom Lawless, also replaces Vern Rapp in the dugout in his new role as the club’s player-manager.

1984       A stamp featuring Roberto Clemente, the fourth in a series honoring American sports heroes, is unveiled in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the late Pirates outfielder’s home. The twenty-cent six-color commemorative, designed by Juan Lopez-Bonilla, shows the pensive Hall of Famer wearing his Pittsburgh cap with the Puerto Rican flag in the background.

1986       The Reds player-manager Pete Rose makes his final major league plate appearance, pinch-hitting in the eighth inning of a 9-5 loss to the Padres at Riverfront Stadium. The all-time hit leader, who will end his 24-year career with a .303 batting average, is struck out by future Hall of Famer Goose Gossage.

1990       In the team’s 4-2 victory over Texas at Arlington Stadium, Carlton Fisk breaks Johnny Bench’s record for home runs by a catcher when he hits his 328th, a deep shot to left field off Charlie Hough in the top of the second inning. The White Sox backstop, who hit 162 round-trippers while playing for the Red Sox, will end his 24-year Hall of Fame career with 376 homers, 351 as a catcher.

1992       Kevin Gross, retiring 22 of the final 23 batters he faces on his wife’s birthday, no-hits the Giants at Dodger Stadium, 2-0. The LA right-hander’s no-no averts the team from being swept in a four-game series at home against the Giants for the first time in 69 years.

1999       Jesse Orosco sets a major league mark pitching in his 1,072nd game, passing Dennis Eckersley on the all-time career appearance list. The 43 year-old Baltimore reliever, who will finish his 24-year career appearing in 1252 big-league contests, retires the only batter he faces on a fly ball to center field in the Orioles’ 8-3 victory over Minnesota at Camden Yards.

2001       After hitting a double, triple, and homer, Blue Jay Jeff Frye elects to turn an apparent additional double in the seventh inning into a single, making the infielder only the second player in Blue Jay history to hit for the cycle. Kelly Gruber, the other player to accomplish the feat for the franchise, makes it to the SkyDome in time to give an on-field hug after Frye’s fourth at-bat.

2002       Homering in the seventh inning off Mariner starter James Baldwin, Yankee All-Star Alfonso Soriano becomes the first second baseman to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season. Bobby Bonds is the only other Yankee to post a 30/30 season, accomplishing the feat in 1975.

2002       Alex Rodriguez becomes the sixth player and the first infielder to compile five consecutive 40-home run seasons. The Rangers’ shortstop joins Ralph Kiner (1947-51), Duke Snider (1953-57), Ken Griffey Jr. (1996-2000), Sammy Sosa (1998-2002), and Babe Ruth (1926-32), who established the record with seven straight 40-homer seasons.

2003       Good grief, Peanuts character Charlie Brown joins the late broadcaster Bob Prince, Negro League star Josh Gibson, former catcher Manny Sanguillen, and current shortstop Jack Wilson honored by the Pirates with a bobblehead doll giveaway day. Almost ten percent of the nearly 18,000 Peanuts strips created by Charles Schulz focused on baseball.

2003       The Rally Monkey, the Angels’ unofficial mascot, is honored for its contribution to last season’s world championship with a promotion, featuring a bobblehead doll wearing an Anaheim jersey with the primate’s name on the back. The Rally Monkey Bobble Belly joins other giveaways paying tribute to Angel legends, including Troy Glaus (2002 World Series MVP), Adam Kennedy (ALCS MVP), and Mike Scioscia (AL Manager of the Year).

2004       Mark Teixeira becomes the second player in franchise history to complete the cycle, stroking a seventh-inning single off Cliff Bartosh in the team’s 16-4 rout of the Indians at Arlington’s Ameriquest Field. The 24 year-old switch-hitting first baseman finishes the day, going 4-for-5 and driving in a career-high seven runs.

2004       At the age of 19, B.J. Upton becomes the first teenager in more than six years to homer in a major league game when he goes deep at Tropicana Field in the Rays’ 8-3 victory over Anaheim. Aramis Ramirez was the last major leaguer to hit a round-tripper before his 20th birthday when he connected in 1998 off Philadelphia’s Tyler Green, playing for the Pirates.

2004       As she enters Sacramento’s Raley Field at 6:27 p.m., five-year-old Olivia Perez is honored by the River Cats as she becomes the four millionth fan in franchise history. The Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s reaches the milestone faster than any club in minor league baseball history.

2005       St. Louis announces the franchise has broken its single-season attendance record of 3.43 million set in 1989. The first-place Cardinals have sold 3.45 million tickets for the team’s farewell season at 40 year-old Busch Stadium.

2006       For the first time in big-league history, both teams hit leadoff home runs in the first two innings of a game. In a 5-4 White Sox victory over Kansas City at U.S. Cellular Field, Royals batters David DeJesus and Emil Brown homer leading off in the first and second inning, respectively, as do Pablo Ozuna and Jermaine Dye for Chicago.

2008       Melvin Mora collects five hits, including two homers and a pair of doubles, in the Orioles’ 16-8 rout over Detroit. The Birds’ third baseman, who drives in a career-high six runs with his 12 total bases, leads Baltimore’s 22-hit attack at Comerica Park.

2008       The Nationals play their longest game in team history in terms of time when it takes the team five hours and 29 minutes to beat Atlanta at Turner Field, 8-7. Adam LaRoche breaks the 7-7 tie when he leads off the top of the 15th inning with a home run over the right-field wall off right-hander Kris Medlen.

2008       During the fifth inning of an 11-8 loss to the Twins at the Metrodome, Mariners’ right-hander R. A. Dickey throws four wild pitches, tying a major league record for WPs in one frame. The infamous inning also includes a passed ball charged to Seattle backstop Kenji Johjima.

2008       The Blue Jays set a team record for two-baggers, slugging ten doubles in a 15-4 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. With his 5-for-6 performance, Alex Rios ties a club mark, becoming the third player in franchise history to hit four doubles in one game.

2008      In a pregame 55-minute ceremony at Minute Maid Park, Craig Biggio becomes the ninth Astro to have his jersey number retired. The Smithtown, N.Y. native, who wore number 7, is the team’s all-time leader in games (2,850) and seasons (20).

2008       Josh Hamilton becomes only the sixth major leaguer to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded. Rays’ manager Joe Maddon’s decision to give the Rangers’ slugger a run-producing free pass in the ninth inning is successful when Tampa Bay goes on to win the game in Arlington, 7-4.

2012       Lugazi, Uganda, becomes the first team from Africa to appear in the 66-year history of the Little League World Series when Aguadulce, Panama, defeat them, 9-3. None of the African youths, who have become the darlings of the tournament, have been playing baseball for more than two years.

2012       Clay Buchholz strikes out Adam Jones (looking), Matt Wieters (looking), and Chris Davis (swinging) on nine pitches in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Red Sox’s 6-3 victory over Baltimore at Camden Yards. The immaculate inning thrown by the Red Sox right-hander marks the 47th occurrence of the feat in major league history and the first for a Boston hurler since Pedro Martinez turned the trick in 2002.

2013       Baseball suspends Miguel Tejada for 105 games, one of the longest in baseball history after he reportedly tested positive on multiple occasions this season for Adderall, an amphetamine used to treat attention-deficit disorder. The 39 year-old Royals infielder, a six-time All-Star, apologizes to the organization, his teammates, and the Kansas City fans, explaining his medical condition requires medication, but that he was wrong to take it while re-applying for a Therapeutic Use Exemption.

2013       Clayton Kershaw blanks the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, 5-0, giving the Dodgers their first double-digit winning streak since 2006. In their last fifty games, the team’s 42 victories, including a 25-3 mark since the All-Star break, equals the 1941 Yankees and 1942 Cardinals for the best record for that span of games since 1900.

2014       Michael Cuddyer is the 30th player to hit for multiple cycles, but becomes only the third player to accomplish the feat in both the American and National League, joining Bob Watson (Astros, 1977, and Red Sox, 1979) and John Olerud (Mets, 1997, and Mariners, 2001). The rare baseball occurrence is completed with an eighth inning double off Reds reliever Manny Parra, who yielded three of the hits in the outfielder’s first cycle in 2009, pitching for the Brewers in a game against the Twins.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay7247.60536 – 2236 – 2536 – 1812 – 714 – 177 – 3W 1
Boston6951.5753.537 – 2432 – 2734 – 2313 – 811 – 165 – 5W 3
NY Yankees6652.5595.533 – 2533 – 2724 – 3017 – 816 – 87 – 3W 3
Toronto6354.538831 – 2432 – 3026 – 2710 – 713 – 165 – 5W 1
Baltimore3879.3253317 – 3721 – 4213 – 358 – 2211 – 140 – 10L 12
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox6950.58040 – 2229 – 2814 – 937 – 2510 – 116 – 4W 1
Cleveland5760.4871129 – 2728 – 339 – 1631 – 218 – 154 – 6L 1
Detroit5862.48311.533 – 2725 – 3511 – 825 – 3817 – 116 – 4L 1
Minnesota5366.4451629 – 3224 – 348 – 826 – 3113 – 207 – 3W 3
Kansas City5067.4271830 – 3020 – 3710 – 1925 – 296 – 113 – 7W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston7048.59337 – 2333 – 2516 – 1216 – 1332 – 155 – 5L 2
Oakland6851.5712.534 – 2534 – 2613 – 1316 – 529 – 267 – 3L 2
Seattle6356.5297.537 – 2526 – 3118 – 1312 – 1328 – 215 – 5L 1
LA Angels5961.4921233 – 3026 – 3113 – 1416 – 821 – 323 – 7L 1
Texas4276.3562828 – 3114 – 4511 – 138 – 1520 – 363 – 7W 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Atlanta6356.52931 – 2932 – 2734 – 2822 – 124 – 48 – 2W 4
Philadelphia6157.5171.536 – 2525 – 3234 – 2714 – 107 – 116 – 4L 1
NY Mets5959.5003.536 – 2323 – 3625 – 2713 – 1414 – 103 – 7L 4
Miami5168.4291230 – 2821 – 4022 – 249 – 1317 – 174 – 6L 1
Washington5068.42412.529 – 3321 – 3522 – 3111 – 119 – 191 – 9L 7
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee7247.60532 – 2740 – 2010 – 1238 – 1920 – 87 – 3W 2
Cincinnati6555.5427.532 – 2733 – 2812 – 1035 – 1810 – 206 – 4W 2
St. Louis6156.5211032 – 2529 – 3114 – 1622 – 2115 – 118 – 2W 6
Chi Cubs5269.4302131 – 2821 – 4112 – 1922 – 3215 – 110 – 10L 12
Pittsburgh4277.3533024 – 3518 – 4212 – 1213 – 409 – 181 – 9L 3
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco7742.64741 – 1836 – 2414 – 716 – 1136 – 188 – 2W 2
LA Dodgers7346.613437 – 2036 – 2618 – 811 – 1032 – 208 – 2W 4
San Diego6754.5541140 – 2427 – 3013 – 1316 – 1428 – 245 – 5L 1
Colorado5366.4452439 – 2114 – 458 – 813 – 1723 – 335 – 5W 1
Arizona3881.3193924 – 3614 – 458 – 1512 – 1717 – 414 – 6L 1

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England2013433723147-1-16-3-243
New York City FC189453418167-1-22-3-331
Nashville SC1971023119127-5-00-5-231
Orlando City SC18864282355-3-13-3-330
Philadelphia19775251965-2-22-5-328
D.C.19838292636-0-22-3-627
CF Montreal19757262515-3-12-2-626
Columbus196672124-34-3-22-3-524
Atlanta194962225-33-3-21-6-421
Chicago195592129-85-4-40-1-520
New York185492224-24-2-21-2-719
Inter Miami CF174491528-132-2-52-2-416
FC Cincinnati173771830-120-4-33-3-416
Toronto FC1936102440-161-5-32-1-715
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Sporting KC1911443520155-3-16-1-337
Seattle1910633216165-4-25-2-136
Los Angeles191126302827-1-24-1-435
Colorado17944251785-3-14-1-331
Minnesota187562122-16-1-31-4-326
Real Salt Lake18666272074-4-22-2-424
Portland187292535-106-1-31-1-623
Los Angeles FC196582426-24-4-22-1-623
San Jose195772127-63-2-42-5-322
FC Dallas195682327-44-5-11-1-721
Houston193972028-83-4-10-5-618
Vancouver183871928-93-2-30-6-417
Austin1844101321-82-2-32-2-716

WNBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Connecticut Sun156.7148-17-59-37-33 W
Chicago Sky1110.5244.04-67-48-47-31 W
New York Liberty1012.4555.55-55-75-84-63 L
Washington Mystics811.4216.05-43-75-64-61 L
Atlanta Dream614.3008.53-73-75-62-85 L
Indiana Fever417.19011.03-81-94-93-71 L
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Las Vegas Aces166.7279-37-38-47-32 W
Seattle Storm166.7278-38-38-46-41 L
Minnesota Lynx137.6502.07-36-48-49-18 W
Phoenix Mercury1010.5005.04-76-36-75-51 W
Dallas Wings913.4097.04-65-76-74-64 L
Los Angeles Sparks713.3508.05-72-61-112-81 W