INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL (REPORTED)
SOUTH-CENTRAL 3 CULVER COMMUNITY 0
GREENSBURG 3 BATESVILLE 1
BOONE GROVE 3 RENSSELAER CENTRAL 2
WOOD MEMORIAL 3 EVANSVILLE BOSSE 0
NORTH JUDSON 3 LACROSSE 0
WESTVILLE 3 E. CHICAGO CENTRAL 0
HAUSER 3 SOUTH RIPLEY 0
WES DEL 3 EASTERN HANCOCK 0
WHITE RIVER VALLEY 3 DUGGER UNION 0
NORTHVIEW 3 PARKE HERITAGE 0
DELTA 3 RICHMOND 0
MITCHELL 3 ORLEANS 0
ANDREAN 3 CHESTERTON 1
VINCENNES RIVET 3 NORTH DAVIESS 0
WAWASEE 3 LAKELAND 1
WINCHESTER 3 KNIGHTSTOWN 0
EDGEWOOD 3 BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 0
FRONTIER 3 NORTH WHITE 0
UNION CITY 3 SOUTHERN WELLS 0
SOUTH NEWTON 3 TRI COUNTY 0
EAST NOBLE 3 FORT WAYNE NORTH 0
CASTON 3 PERU 0
KANKAKEE VALLEY 3 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 0
LANESVILLE 3 CANNELTON 0
CRISPUS ATTUCKS 3 CHRISTEL HOUSE 0
BROWNSBURG 3 WESTERN BOONE 1
MOUNT VERNON 3 EVANSVILLE HARRISON 0
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 3 NORWELL 0
FRANKLIN CENTRAL 3 SHELBYVILLE 0
CELINA 3 JAY COUNTY 0
SOUTH BEND ADAMS 3 ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
JIMTOWN 3 WESTVIEW 0
SULLIVAN 3 PRINCETON 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 3 SILVER CREEK 1
KOUTS 3 HANOVER CENTRAL 1
SOUTH BEND CAREER ACADEMY 3 GRANGER CHRISTIAN 0
CALUMET CHRISTIAN 3 HAST 0
WESTFIELD 3 PENDLETON HEIGHTS 1
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER (REPORTED)
VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 9 FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
LAWRENCEBURG 8 RISING SUN 1
MORGAN TWP. 9 WINAMAC 0
SWITZERLAND COUNTY 3 JAC CEN DEL 1
CONNERSVILLE 11 FRANKLIN COUNTY 0
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 3 MUNCIE BURRIS 1
EAST NOBLE 4 LAKELAND 0
OLDENBURG ACADEMY 3, SOUTHWESTERN 0
MOUNT VERNON 5, PIKE CENTRAL 1
COLUMBIA CITY 3 MARION 0
LAFAYETTE JEFF 5 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 1
SHAWE MEMORIAL 11 LANESVILLE 2
JEFFERSONVILLE 6 NORTH HARRISON 1
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 5 TRINITY LUTHERAN 0
SALEM 13 AUSTIN 0
TRI WEST 5 GREENWOOD 3
NEW ALBANY 5 SILVER CREEK 0
FORT WAYNE LUERS 5 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 2
GIBSON SOUTHERN 3 NORTH POSEY 0
PORTAGE 2 ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 0
SOUTHWESTERN 3 SOUTH RIPLEY 0
MUNSTER 1 CROWN POINT 1
WHEELER 3 KANKAKEE VALLEY 1
PLYMOUTH 5 LAPORTE 0
FORT WAYNE NORTHRUP 5 FORT WAYNE NORTH 0
LEO 2 HOMESTEAD 2
EDGEWOOD 1 SULLIVAN 1
MANCHESTER 2 NORWELL 1
JASPER 7 EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 0
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 3 HERITAGE 1
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER (REPORTED)
WAPAHANI 6 ANDERSON 0
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 3 WASHINGTON 2
HUNTINGTON NORTH 9 NEW HAVEN 0
BREMAN 3 CULVER COMMUNITY 1
MADISON 8 SOUTH RIPLEY 1
DEKALB 1 FORT WAYNE LUERS 0
DANVILLE 7 NORTH MONTGOMERY 1
FRANKFORT 4 EASTERN 2
AVON 9 BEN DAVIS 0
MUNCIE BURRIS 7 RUSHVILLE 1
KANKAKEE VALLEY 2, WHEELER 1
FAITH CHRISTIAN 6 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 1
WESTFIELD 1 NEW PALESTINE 1
TRITON CENTRAL 7 BEECH GROVE 0
LAKE CENTRAL 8 GRIFFITH 0
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 2, MARTINSVILLE 0
WEST VIGO 9 NORTH KNOX 0
CARROLL 2 LEO 0
GOSHEN 7 WESTVIEW 2
MOUNT VERNON 2, GREENFIELD CENTRAL 1
FRANKLIN CENTRAL 1 RONCALLI 0
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 2. LAWRENCE NORTH 1
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 3 COLUMBUS EAST 0
ZIONSVILLE 8 LAFAYETTE JEFF 0
TRI WEST 1 BROWNSBURG 0
SWITZERLAND COUNTY 4 CARROLL COUNTY 0
INDIANA FOOTBALL COACHES POLLS
1 CENTER GROVE 1-0 (8) 98
2 INDPLS CATHEDRAL 1-0 (2) 82
3 BROWNSBURG 1-0 79
4 CARMEL 0-1 57
5 HAMILTON SE 1-0 48
6 WARREN CENTRAL 0-1 40
7 BEN DAVIS 0-1 39
LAWRENCE NORTH 1-0 39
9 PENN 1-0 17
10 CARROLL (ALLEN) 1-0 14
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
FISHERS 1-0 (9), INDPLS PIKE 0-1 (9), WESTFIELD 0-1 (7), WARSAW 1-0 (5),
LAWRENCE CENTRAL 0-1 (3), ZIONSVILLE 1-0 (3), ELKHART 1-0 (1)
1 MERRILLVILLE 1-0 (9) 98
2 DECATUR CENTRAL 1-0 (1) 76
3 FW SNIDER 1-0 60
WHITELAND 1-0 60
5 FW DWENGER 1-0 49
6 MISHAWAKA 1-0 45
7 CASTLE 1-0 35
8 BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 1-0 23
9 MICHIGAN CITY 0-1 15
10 CHESTERTON 1-0 14
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
VALPARAISO 0-1 (11), FRANKLIN 1-0 (3), CONCORD 0-1 (1), HARRISON (WL) 0-1 (1)
1 INDPLS RONCALLI 1-0 (3) 91
2 NEW PALESTINE 1-0 (7) 88
3 MOORESVILLE 1-0 74
4 EAST CENTRAL 1-0 57
5 MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE) 0-1 50
6 KOKOMO 37
7 NORTHWOOD 1-0 33
8 JASPER 1-0 28
9 BREBEUF JESUIT 0-1 23
10 GREENFIELD CENTRAL 1-0 19
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
EAST NOBLE 1-0 (12), NEW PRAIRIE 1-0 (9), LEBANON 1-0 (6), NORTHRIDGE 1-0 (6),
HOBART 0-1 (4), NORTHVIEW 1-0 (2), LOGANSPORT 1-0 (1)
1 INDPLS CHATARD 1-0 (10) 100
2 WEST LAFAYETTE 1-0 87
3 GIBSON SOUTHERN 1-0 82
4 TRI-WEST 1-0 70
5 WESTERN BOONE 1-0 39
6 GUERIN CATHOLIC 1-0 34
7 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 0-1 22
8 HERITAGE HILLS 1-0 20
NORWELL 1-0 20
10 LAWRENCEBURG 0-1 18
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
HANOVER CENTRAL 1-0 (15), DANVILLE 0-1 (11), SPEEDWAY 1-0 (8), DELTA 1-0 (7),
FW CONCORDIA 1-0 (7), OAK HILL 1-0 (6), CHARLESTOWN 1-0 (1), GRIFFITH 1-0 (1), WEST VIGO 0-1 (1)
1 EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 1-0 (6) 85
2 ANDREAN 0-1 (4) 73
3 EASTBROOK 1-0 70
4 LINTON-STOCKTON 1-0 59
5 LAFAYETTE CC 1-0 47
6 EASTSIDE 1-0 37
7 INDPLS SCECINA 1-0 35
8 FW LUERS 0-1 26
9 TRITON CENTRAL 1-0 22
10 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 1-0 19
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 1-0 (12), LAVILLE 1-0 (7), SULLIVAN 1-0 (1)
1 INDPLS LUTHERAN 1-0 (10) 100
2 ADAMS CENTRAL 1-0 90
3 SOUTH ADAMS 1-0 72
4 MONROE CENTRAL 1-0 63
5 NORTH JUDSON 1-0 55
6 PARK TUDOR 1-0 48
7 SOUTH PUTNAM 1-0 32
8 NORTH DECATUR 1-0 28
9 TRI 1-0 18
10 CARROLL (FLORA) 1-0 14
OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:
COVENANT CHRISTIAN 0-1 (10), TRITON 1-0 (10), PARKE HERITAGE 0-1 (6), SPRINGS VALLEY 1-0 (4),
NORTH VERMILLION 1-0 (2), SHERIDAN 0-1 (2), SOUTHWOOD 0-1 (1)
INDIANA SRN SPORTS SCHEDULE THIS WEEK
VOLLEYBALL: HERITAGE CHRISTIAN AT SCECINA 7:00
VOLLEYBALL: SOUTHPORT AT FRANKLIN CENTRAL 7:00
FOOTBALL: COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT TRADERS POINT 7:00
FOOTBALL: EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL AT EVANSVILLE NORTH 7:00
FOOTBALL: INDIANAPOLIS TECH AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD 7:00
FOOTBALL: SPEEDWAY AT SCECINA (AT BEACH GROVE) 7:00
FOOTBALL: PHALEN ACADEMY VS. GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2:00
INDY AREA WEEK TWO FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
ANDERSON AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS
BEECH GROVE AT CASCADE
BEN DAVIS AT AVON
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH AT MARTINSVILLE
BREBEUF JESUIT AT TRI-WEST
CARDINAL RITTER AT LUTHERAN
CATHEDRAL AT BROWNSBURG
CLOVERDALE AT EDINBURGH
COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN
CRISPUS ATTUCKS AT TERRE HAUTE NORTH
DANVILLE AT MOORESVILLE
DECATUR CENTRAL AT NEW PALESTINE
DETROIT KING (MICH.) AT WARREN CENTRAL
EASTERN HANCOCK AT NORTH DECATUR
FRANKLIN CENTRAL AT RONCALLI
HAMILTON HEIGHTS AT NORTH MONTGOMERY
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN AT SHENANDOAH
INDIAN CREEK AT GREENWOOD
LAPEL AT FRANKTON
LAWRENCE CENTRAL AT WESTFIELD
LAWRENCE NORTH AT WHITELAND
LEBANON AT ZIONSVILLE
MONROVIA AT EDGEWOOD
MT. VERNON AT FRANKLIN
NOBLESVILLE AT BENET ACADEMY (ILL.)
NORTH CENTRAL AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
PHALEN ACADEMY AT GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN
PIKE AT FISHERS
PLAINFIELD AT HARRISON (W.L.)
PURDUE POLY AT CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL
SHELBYVILLE AT RUSHVILLE
SHERIDAN AT CLINTON CENTRAL
SOUTH DECATUR AT INDIANA DEAF
SOUTHPORT AT PERRY MERIDIAN
SPEEDWAY AT SCECINA
TECH AT BISHOP CHATARD
TINDLEY AT PARK TUDOR
TRITON CENTRAL AT NEW CASTLE
WASHINGTON AT SHORTRIDGE
WESTERN AT WESTERN BOONE
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAME CAPSULES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SAGARIN RATINGS:
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STAT LEADERS:
INDIANA BOYS SOCCER POLLS
5. HAMILTON SE
8. LAKE CENTRAL
12. COLUMBUS NORTH
14. CENTER GROVE
15. PERRY MERIDIAN
18. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
1. BREBEUF JESUIT
2. EV. MEMORIAL
3. WEST LAFAYETTE
4. GUERIN CATHOLIC
6. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN
7. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
8. BISHOP DWENGER
10. SB ST. JOSEPH
11. CULVER ACADEMIES
13. HERITAGE HILLS
15. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
18. SOUTH DEARBORN
19. WASHINGTON COMMUNITY
1. PARK TUDOR
4. FAITH CHRISTIAN
6. NORTH WHITE
7. SOUTH KNOX
8. COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDPLS)
9. FOREST PARK
10. CARROLL (FLORA)
11. SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBY)
13. PROVIDENCE CRISTO REY
14. BETHANY CHRISTIAN
15. LUTHERAN (INDPLS)
16. SWITZERLAND COUNTY
17. SOUTH RIPLEY
19. NORTH PUTNAM
INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER POLLS
1. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
6. SAINT JOSEPH
7. CENTER GROVE
9. EVANSVILLE REITZ
12. NORTH CENTRAL
13. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
15. EAST CENTRAL
16. CROWN POINT
17. COLUMBUS EAST
19. TERRE HAUTE NORTH
1. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
2. GUERIN CATHOLIC
4. BREBEUF JESUIT
5. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
7. FW DWENGER
8. TRI WEST
10. HANOVER CENTRAL
11. SILVER CREEK
14. GIBSON SOUTHERN
15. SOUTH DEARBORN
17. WEST LAFAYETTE
18. HERITAGE HILLS
20. HAMILTON HEIGHTS
1. EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN
2. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN
3. PARK TUDOR
6. MATER DEI
8. FAITH CHRISTIAN
11. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC
13. FOREST PARK
14. SWITZERLAND COUNTY
15. LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN
16. NORTHERN DUBOIS
20. COVENANT CHRISTIAN DEMOTTE
INDIANA BOYS TENNIS POLL
- LAFAYETTE HARRISON
- NORTH CENTRAL
- HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
- COLUMBUS NORTH
- FT. WAYNE CARROLL
- CENTER GROVE
- FLOYED CENTRAL
- WEST LAFAYETTE
- PARK TUDOR
- CULVER ACADEMIES
- BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
- SB ST. JOESPH
- GUERIN CATHOLIC
NFL PRE-SEASON SCOREBOARD
NY JETS 24 ATLANTA 16
NFL PRE-SEASON WEEK 3
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: THURSDAY, AUG. 25 AT 8 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS: THURSDAY, AUG. 25 AT 8:15 P.M. ET (PRIME VIDEO)
BUFFALO BILLS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS: FRIDAY, AUG. 26 AT 7 P.M. ET
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT DALLAS COWBOYS: FRIDAY, AUG. 26 AT 8 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS: FRIDAY, AUG. 26 AT 8 P.M. ET
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS: FRIDAY, AUG. 26 AT 8:15 P.M. ET
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT ATLANTA FALCONS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 3 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 6 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7 P.M. ET
CHICAGO BEARS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7 P.M. ET
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT MIAMI DOLPHINS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7 P.M. ET
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT TENNESSEE TITANS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7 P.M. ET
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 7:30 P.M. ET
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT DENVER BRONCOS: SATURDAY, AUG. 27 AT 9 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)
NEW YORK GIANTS AT NEW YORK JETS: SUNDAY, AUG. 28 AT 1 P.M. ET (NFL NETWORK)
DETROIT LIONS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS: SUNDAY, AUG. 28 AT 4:30 P.M. ET (CBS)
NFL WEEK ONE AND TWO SCHEDULES
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2022
BUFFALO BILLS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (THU) 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:25P (MST) 4:25P CBS
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
NEW YORK GIANTS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022
DENVER BRONCOS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (MON) 5:15P (PT) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:15P (CT) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
NEW YORK JETS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
ATLANTA FALCONS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P CBS
HOUSTON TEXANS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
CHICAGO BEARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022
TENNESSEE TITANS AT BUFFALO BILLS (MON) 7:15P (ET) 7:15P ESPN
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (MON) 8:30P (ET) 8:30P ABC
COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE: GAME TIMES, TV CHANNELS
SATURDAY, AUG. 27
AUSTIN PEAY AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
NEBRASKA VS. NORTHWESTERN (DUBLIN, IRELAND) | 12:30 P.M. | FOX
IDAHO STATE AT UNLV | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN VS. JACKSONVILLE STATE (MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
UCONN AT UTAH STATE | 4 P.M. | FS1
WYOMING AT ILLINOIS | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
DUQUESNE AT FLORIDA STATE | 5 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CHARLOTTE AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
HOWARD VS. ALABAMA STATE (ATLANTA) | 7 P.M. | ESPN
FLORIDA A&M AT NORTH CAROLINA | 8:15 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NORTH TEXAS AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | STADIUM
VANDERBILT AT HAWAI’I | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1
ST. FRANCIS (PA) AT AKRON | 6 P.M. | ESPN3
BALL STATE AT TENNESSEE | 7 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
WEST VIRGINIA AT NO. 17 PITT | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE AT UCF | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT NO. 12 OKLAHOMA STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
BRYANT AT FIU | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY AT TOLEDO | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
VMI AT NO. 22 WAKE FOREST | 7:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
PENN STATE AT PURDUE | 8 P.M. | FOX
EASTERN ILLINOIS AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA A&M AT UAB | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
LOUISIANA TECH AT MISSOURI | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
NEW MEXICO STATE AT MINNESOTA | 9 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NORTHERN ARIZONA AT ARIZONA STATE | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
CAL POLY AT FRESNO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
EASTERN KENTUCKY AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT NO. 15 MICHIGAN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN
VIRGINIA TECH AT OLD DOMINION | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
WILLIAM & MARY AT CHARLOTTE | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
TEMPLE AT DUKE | 7:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TENNESSEE TECH AT KANSAS | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ILLINOIS AT INDIANA | 8 P.M. | FS1
TCU AT COLORADO | 10 P.M. | ESPN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3
SAM HOUSTON AT NO. 6 TEXAS A&M | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AT IOWA | 12 P.M. | FS1
BUFFALO AT MARYLAND | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
COLORADO STATE AT NO. 8 MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | ABC
RUTGERS AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NORTH CAROLINA AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
NO. 13 NC STATE AT EAST CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | ESPN
DELAWARE AT NAVY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
RICHMOND AT VIRGINIA | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN3
SE MISSOURI STATE AT IOWA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
BOWLING GREEN AT UCLA | 2:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
NO. 23 CINCINNATI AT NO. 19 ARKANSAS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
NO. 11 OREGON VS. NO. 3 GEORGIA (ATLANTA, GEORGIA) | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
ARIZONA AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
NORTH DAKOTA AT NEBRASKA | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
BETHUNE-COOKMAN AT NO. 16 MIAMI (FLA.) | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NORFOLK STATE AT MARSHALL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
TULSA AT WYOMING | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
UTEP AT NO. 9 OKLAHOMA | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
NO. 24 HOUSTON AT UTSA | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
TROY AT NO. 21 OLE MISS | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
NO. 25 BYU AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
NICHOLLS AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 5 P.M. | ESPN3
MORGAN STATE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 6 P.M. | ESPN3
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT OHIO | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT JAMES MADISON | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
RICE AT NO. 14 USC | 6 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
MERCER AT AUBURN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NO. 7 UTAH AT FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
MIAMI (OHIO) AT NO. 20 KENTUCKY | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ELON AT VANDERBILT | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA AT KANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ARMY AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LIBERTY AT SOUTHERN MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ILLINOIS STATE AT NO. 18 WISCONSIN | 7 P.M. | FS1
UMASS AT TULANE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SE LOUISIANA AT LOUISIANA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALBANY AT NO. 10 BAYLOR | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
GRAMBLING AT ARKANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN3
UTAH STATE AT NO. 1 ALABAMA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
MEMPHIS AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
GEORGIA STATE AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NO. 5 NOTRE DAME AT NO. 2 OHIO STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
SMU AT NORTH TEXAS | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
MURRAY STATE AT TEXAS TECH | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UL MONROE AT TEXAS | 8 P.M. | LONGHORN NETWORK
LOUISVILLE AT SYRACUSE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
IDAHO AT WASHINGTON STATE | 9:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
BOISE STATE AT OREGON STATE | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
KENT STATE AT WASHINGTON | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
NY YANKEES 4 NY METS 2
MIAMI 3 OAKLAND 0
KANSAS CITY 6 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 4
TEXAS 2 MINNESOTA 1
TAMPA BAY 2 LA ANGELS 1
PHILADELPHIA 4 CINCINNATI 1
ATLANTA 2 PITTSBURGH 1
ST. LOUIS 1 CHICAGO CUBS 0
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Panthers announce Baker Mayfield as starter for Week 1 vs. Browns
Baker Mayfield is officially QB1 in Carolina.
The former No. 1 overall pick, acquired in a July trade with the Cleveland Browns, will start Week 1 after beating out Sam Darnold in training camp, the Panthers announced Monday.
Mayfield’s first start will come against his former team, as Carolina hosts Cleveland to kick off its 2022 season Sept. 11.
Mayfield appeared to be on the verge of establishing himself as a franchise player after he led the Browns to an 11-5 record in 2020. But after throwing for 3,563 yards, 28 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions, various injuries caused Mayfield to take a major step back in 2021. Cleveland opted to go in a different direction by trading for Deshaun Watson.
Darnold, another fellow 2018 first-rounder, will now be relegated to a backup role in the Panthers’ quarterback room. The 25-year-old struggled in 11 starts last year after arriving in a trade with the New York Jets, completing less than 60% of his passes for 2,527 yards, nine touchdowns, and 13 interceptions.
Veteran signal-caller P.J. Walker will round out the quarterback group. Third-round rookie Matt Corral is expected to miss the entire 2022 season due to a Lisfranc injury.
Report: Thibodeaux has MCL sprain, Giants hopeful for Week 1 status
New York Giants rookie pass-rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux is expected to miss three-to-four weeks after suffering an MCL sprain in Sunday’s preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Giants are hopeful that he can recover on the short end of the expected timeline and be cleared to play in their regular-season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Sept. 11, according to Schefter.
Thibodeaux was hurt on a low block from Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss. He was able to walk off under his own power before being taken to the locker room and ruled out for the rest of the game.
Selected with the No. 5 overall pick after a stellar run at Oregon, the 21-year-old is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the Giants’ pass rush as a rookie.
Thibodeaux recorded 19 sacks and 35.5 tackles for loss across three seasons in Eugene, capping off his college career with consensus All-American honors as a junior in 2021.
Cardinals’ Watt out for rest of preseason after positive COVID test
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt won’t play in the team’s final two preseason games after testing positive for COVID-19, the club announced Sunday.
The five-time All-Pro defender will miss the Cardinals’ contests against the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans.
Watt played in seven games last season after sustaining a shoulder injury against his former club, the Houston Texans. He was placed on injured reserve after undergoing surgery but was activated before Arizona’s wild-card matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, signed a two-year, $28-million contract with the Cardinals following his release from Houston in February 2021.
Watt recorded 16 tackles, five tackles for loss, and one sack during 2021. The 2017 Walter Payton Man of Year is nearly four seasons removed from recording 18 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, and a league-leading seven forced fumbles as a member of the Texans in 2018.
Tom Brady ends 11-day break, rejoins Buccaneers for practice
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tom Brady returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, ending what has been described as an 11-day, prearranged break from training camp for personal reasons.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion didn’t address the media after practicing. Teammates and coach Todd Bowles said the 45-year-old quarterback was sharp throwing the ball and essentially took up where he left off when he left the team on Aug. 11.
“If anybody can get away with the 11-day break during training camp, it’s Tom,” tight end Cameron Brate said. “He came back, kind of firing on all cylinders again. We’re all excited he’s back and ready to move on.”
While he was away, Brady missed two preseason games that Bowles said the quarterback would not have played in even if he were with the team.
The coach said the break had been planned since well before the start of training camp last month.
“His presence is different, just the leader he is, the type of guy he is,” linebacker Lavonte David said. “It’s great to have a guy like that back. He came back ready to take off where he left off.”
In Brady’s absence, backup Blaine Gabbert and third-stringer Kyle Trask shared most of the snaps in practice and during preseason losses to the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts. Bowles said it has not been determined if – or how much – Brady might play in Saturday night’s preseason finale at Indianapolis.
The quarterback’s return comes as the Bucs continue to deal with injuries to an offensive line facing the prospect of entering the Sept. 11 season opener with at least two new starters. Center Ryan Jensen was lost to a knee injury on the second day of camp and left guard Aaron Stinnie suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Titans last weekend.
Bowles said the biggest thing Brady missed during his time away was some conditioning.
“He’s very familiar with the offense. So him coming back in, and us getting back to work, is kind of normal,” the coach said.
“Any time you have all your guys back, you feel good,” Bowles added. “Especially after the injury bug we’ve had lately, we’re glad to have him back.”
Stinnie, who was competing for the opening on the offensive line created by the surprise retirement of Ali Marpet, and linebacker Cam Gill (foot) were placed on injured reserve Monday.
Second-year pro Robert Hainsey is the leading option to open the season at center.
With Stinnie out, rookie Luke Goedeke and second-year pro Nick Leverett will compete for the left guard job, although there’s still a possibility the team could try to find outside help.
“We like our in-home options, but there has got to be a player available for us to like to add a player,” Bowles said. “We’re not just going to sign one to sign one.”
Vikings acquire backup QB Nick Mullens in trade from Raiders
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) After another inconsistent preseason performance, the Minnesota Vikings added another quarterback to the competition to be the backup to Kirk Cousins.
Minnesota acquired backup quarterback Nick Mullens from the Las Vegas Raiders for a conditional 2024 seventh-round draft pick.
The Vikings announced the deal Monday and said it will be finalized as soon as Mullens passes a physical. The Raiders will get the 2024 pick only if Mullens is on the active roster for at least one game this season.
Mullens will compete with second-year player Kellen Mond and veteran Sean Mannion, who both struggled to move the ball much against San Francisco in Saturday’s second preseason game.
“You would have loved to come out of tonight feeling like, `Shoot, they both moved the team and scored a lot of points and we’ve got a heck of a hard discussion and conversation ahead as a staff and as an organization,'”
Minnesota coach Kevin O’Connell said Saturday. “Although we didn’t do that, I still think there’s some real teachable moments and then some real moments where we’ll be able to evaluate and kind of really look at where we are at that position as we kind of restack everything to go into this week.”
Mond and Mannion have split time this preseason with Cousins sitting out. Mond, the team’s third-round pick in 2021, threw two TD passes in the Vikings’ exhibition opener against Las Vegas but had two interceptions against San Francisco.
Mannion, who has thrown 110 passes in seven seasons as a backup in the NFL, was 18 of 27 in two preseason games, but averaged 5.33 yards per attempt.
Combined Mond and Mannion were 20 of 35 for just 147 yards, and the offense generated only 195 yards Saturday. O’Connell said he’s been pleased with the backs and offensive line in the running game, so he was more focused on the passing game against San Francisco.
“We’re trying to see who can come off the bench and help us win a football game,” O’Connell said. “We’ll go back and watch it, and coach those guys up hard. I know I obviously can be better for them with some better, timely play calls to get them going. But, for the most part, we just got to try to continue to improve, limit the turnovers and see who can win this thing.”
Mullens, 27, has appeared in 20 career games with 17 starts with San Francisco and Cleveland since entering the league as an undrafted free agent with the Niners in 2017.
He has completed 64.6% of his passes, averaging 267.8 yards passing in his starts, with 26 TDs, 22 interceptions and an 87.3 passer rating. He went 20 for 30 for 147 yards and a TD in his only appearance last season for the Browns.
Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah knows Mullens well, having spent time with him during his tenures in both San Francisco and Cleveland.
Mullens was 21 for 29 for 205 yards and a TD in three exhibition games for the Raiders this summer.
The trade by Las Vegas clears the way for Jarrett Stidham to be the backup behind Derek Carr. Stidham had started all three preseason games, going 25 for 40 for 244 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for two scores.
Stidham has thrown 48 passes in three seasons as a backup in New England before following coach Josh McDaniels to Las Vegas this offseason.
Raiders plan to release veteran RB Kenyan Drake
Kenyan Drake’s two-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders appears to have ended prematurely.
The Raiders plan to release the veteran running back, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday, per a source informed of the situation.
Typically, when a team makes it known it plans to release a player, there’s a last-ditch chance that team can negotiate a trade. Such a chance remains in this situation, but doesn’t appear likely.
Drake joined the Raiders in 2021 on a two-year, $11 million deal, but he didn’t live up to expectations, rushing 63 times for 254 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games (two starts). Josh Jacobs retained his role as the Raiders’ lead back, receiving more than three times as many carries than Drake. Each averaged four yards per carry, but one is clearly valued more than the other, and the selection of rookie Zamir White in April crowded Las Vegas’ running backs room.
Drake could certainly find work elsewhere. The speedy back carries value in both running and passing situations, and at 28 years old, he’s still under the dreaded 30-year-old mark for running backs. That work just won’t come in Las Vegas.
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AP preseason All-America team highlighted by Alabama stars
(AP) — Alabama stars Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr. are among four players from the top-ranked Crimson Tide selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team
Alabama stars Bryce Young and Will Anderson Jr. are among four players from the top-ranked Crimson Tide selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team.
Joining Young, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, and Anderson, the star pass rusher, were Alabama defensive backs Jordan Battle and Eli Ricks as first-team selections.
The AP preseason All-America team presented by Regions Bank was selected by a panel of Top 25 poll voters and released Monday.
Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs made the second team as an all-purpose player and Crimson Tide guard Emil Ekiyor was also a second-team selection.
Alabama’s four first-teamers and six players on the two teams overall were the most for any school.
Ohio State was second behind Alabama, just like in the AP Top 25, with three first-team selections and five players overall.
Offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., running back TreVeyon Henderson and receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba were all selected to the first team. C.J. Stroud, who finished fourth in the Heisman voting last year, is the second-team quarterback. Tackle Dawand Jones made the second-team offensive line.
Defending national champion and No. 3 Georgia had three players picked to the first-team: tight end Brock Bowers, defensive tackle Jalen Carter and cornerback Kelee Ringo. Nolan Smith made the second-team at edge rusher.
In a sign of college football’s new era of loosened transfer rules, seven players selected to the two teams have transferred in their college careers, including Gibbs (Georgia Tech) and Ricks (LSU) from Alabama.
Southern California receiver Jordan Addison, the Biletnikoff Award winner at Pitt in 2021, was a first-team selection.
Transfers joining Gibbs on the second-team were Florida guard O’Cyrus Torrence (Louisiana-Lafayette); Baylor defensive tackle Siaki Ika (LSU); Notre Dame safety Brandon Joseph (Northwestern); and Florida State defensive back Jammie Robinson (South Carolina).
Quarterback — Bryce Young, junior, Alabama
Running backs — Bijan Robinson, junior, Texas; TreVeyon Henderson, sophomore, Ohio State.
Tackles — Peter Skoronski, junior, Northwestern; Paris Johnson Jr., junior, Ohio State.
Guards — Andrew Vorhees, sixth-year, Southern California; Caleb Chandler, sixth-year, Louisville.
Center — Jarrett Patterson, senior, Notre Dame.
Tight end — Brock Bowers, sophomore, Georgia.
Wide receivers — Jordan Addison, junior, Southern California; Jaxon Smith-Njigba, junior, Ohio State; Kayshon Boutte, junior, LSU.
All-purpose player — Deuce Vaughn, junior, Kansas State.
Kicker — Jake Moody, senior, Michigan.
Edge rushers — Will McDonald IV, senior, Iowa State; Isaiah Foskey, senior, Notre Dame.
Linemen — Bryan Bresee, junior, Clemson; Jalen Carter, junior, Georgia.
Linebackers — Will Anderson Jr., junior, Alabama; Noah Sewell, junior, Oregon; Jack Campbell, senior, Iowa.
Cornerbacks — Kelee Ringo, sophomore, Georgia; Eli Ricks, junior, Alabama.
Safeties — Jordan Battle, junior, Alabama; Antonio Johnson, junior, Texas A&M.
Defensive back — Riley Moss, senior, Iowa.
Punter — Adam Korsak, senior, Rutgers.
Quarterback – C.J. Stroud, junior, Ohio State.
Running backs — Braelon Allen, sophomore, Wisconsin; Sean Tucker, junior, Syracuse.
Tackles — Connor Galvin, senior, Baylor; Dawand Jones, senior, Ohio State.
Guards — O’Cyrus Torrence, senior, Florida; Emil Ekiyor, senior, Alabama.
Center — John Michael Schmitz, sixth-year, Minnesota.
Tight end — Michael Mayer, junior, Notre Dame.
Wide receivers — Xavier Worthy, sophomore, Texas; Josh Downs, junior, North Carolina; A.T. Perry, senior, Wake Forest.
All-purpose player — Jahmyr Gibbs, junior, Alabama
Kicker — Harrison Mevis, junior, Missouri
Edge rushers — Myles Murphy, junior, Clemson; Nolan Smith, senior, Georgia.
Linemen — Calijah Kancey, junior, Pittsburgh; Siaki Ika, junior, Baylor.
Linebackers — Nick Herbig, junior, Wisconsin; Andre Carter II, senior, Army; Edefuan Ulofoshio, senior, Washington.
Cornerbacks — Cam Smith, junior, South Carolina; Clark Phillips III, junior, Utah.
Safeties — Brandon Joseph, junior, Notre Dame; Jalen Catalon, junior, Arkansas.
Defensive back — Jammie Robinson, senior, Florida State.
Punter — Kyle Ostendorp, junior, Arizona.
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Syndergaard strong for 7 innings, Phillies beat Reds 4-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) Noah Syndergaard pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten with Philadelphia, Nick Castellanos and Bryson Stott homered and the Phillies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 on Monday night.
Alec Bohm added three hits, a day hitting a pair of three-run homers, as Philadelphia moved ahead of idle San Diego for second place in the NL wild-card race. The Phillies rebounded from a disappointing four-game weekend home series against the NL East-leading Mets in which they dropped three of four.
“Noah threw the ball well like he’s been doing for us, and we hit the ball,” Stott said.
Austin Romine homered for the Reds.
Syndergaard (8-8) allowed one run on three hits with one strikeout and two walks. The 29-year-old right-hander is 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA in four starts with Philadelphia since being acquired from the Los Angeles Angels early this month at the trade deadline.
“My time here so far has been amazing,” Syndergaard said. “I feel like I’m on cloud nine.”
The Phillies got a boost before the game with news that slugger Bryce Harper will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
The NL MVP hasn’t played since breaking his left thumb on June 25. Lehigh Valley is hosting Gwinnett for a six-game series, and Harper is expected to play there through Saturday, take Sunday off and possibly return to the Phillies’ lineup on Monday when they begin a three-game series at Arizona.
The Phillies improved to 29-20 since Harper last played. He is batting .318 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs in 64 games.
Andrew Bellatti pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.
The game was delayed for 57 minutes at the start due to rain.
Castellanos extended his hitting streak to 12 straight games by leading off the second inning with a drive off Luis Cessa (3-2) into the batter’s eye in center. It was the 12th home run of the season for Castellanos, who got a five-year, $100 million contract this past offseason from Philadelphia after compiling 34 homers and 100 RBIs in his second season with the Reds last year.
It has taken Castellanos some time to get comfortable in Philadelphia, and he has heard some boos from Phillies fans this season. But he’s starting to get in a groove.
“For me, everything is about familiarity and comfort,” he said. “Feeling good in my surroundings and where I’m at, and everything else usually follows.”
Reds manager David Bell, who was at the helm druing Castellanos’ time in Cincinnati, sees a similar player.
“He’s always been able to hit,” Bell said. “I haven’t seen him as much as people here, but he definitely looks like the same guy. He’s in great shape. It looks like he’s swinging the bat well.”
Stott followed Castellanos’ shot with a long drive into the second deck in right field to make it 2-0, marking the seventh time this season the Phillies have homered in consecutive at-bats, to give Syndergaard plenty of cushion.
“He comes to compete, pounds the strike zone and is fun to play defense behind,” Castellanos said.
After Castellanos’ RBI double in the third made it 3-0, Cincinnati got on the board in the fifth when Romine went deep for the first time this season and 29th in 1,373 career plate appearances.
Philadelphia got the run back in the bottom of the frame on J.T. Realmuto’s RBI double to the gap in right-center.
Cessa, making his second start of the season following 34 consecutive relief appearances, gave up two runs on three hits in two innings.
HITS KEEP COMING
Reds lefty Art Warren plunked Jean Segura with one out in the sixth inning to set a franchise record with 81 hit batters by Cincinnati pitchers this season.
Reds: After throwing a bullpen session on Sunday without issue, RHP Hunter Greene (strained right shoulder) will throw another one on Wednesday. Greene, who last pitched on Aug. 1, could face live hitters on Sunday. . INF Matt Reynolds was not in the lineup on Monday after leaving in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 9-5 win at Pittsburgh due to hip soreness.
Phillies: An MRI on RHP Seranthony Dominguez (right triceps tendinitis) revealed no structural damage. Dominguez is eligible to return from the 15-day IL on Sept. 2.
Reds LHP Nick Lodolo (3-4, 4.12) opposes Philadelphia LHP Ranger Suarez (8-5, 3.31) in the second contest of the four-game series on Tuesday night.
Pujols homers as Montgomery, Cardinals blank Cubs 1-0
CHICAGO (AP) Albert Pujols reached out and drove Drew Smyly’s high fastball through the night sky at Wrigley Field.
Just like that, it was over. Put Smyly on Pujols’ list.
Pujols hit career homer No. 693, Jordan Montgomery pitched a one-hitter and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Monday for their season-high eighth straight victory.
Pujols led off the seventh with a drive to left-center for his seventh homer in his last 10 games and No. 14 overall in his final big league season. There was a noticeable round of cheers from the crowd of 29,719 as the three-time NL MVP rounded the bases on his second hit of the night.
“I think at the end of the day you know you have to trust your work, and that’s something that I do,” the 42-year-old Pujols said. “I come out here, no matter where I’m playing, and continue to do my work for 22 years.”
Pujols matched Barry Bonds’ major league record by homering off his 449th different pitcher. It was Pujols’ 940th multihit game, snapping a tie with Paul Waner for 10th on the career list.
Smyly (5-7) called it a tough way to lose, given the pitch was way out of the strike zone.
“I was thinking just change his eye level and like, you know, don’t let him hit it obviously was my thought,” Smyly said.
“But he’s `The Machine’ for a reason. He’s back.”
That one run was all Montgomery (7-3) needed. The left-hander struck out seven and walked none in his first career complete game, improving to 4-0 with a sparkling 0.35 ERA in four starts since he was acquired in an Aug. 2 trade with the New York Yankees.
“Every bullpen I’m working on something and then when I get to take the ball, I’m competing and just trying to make pitches,” he said.
Rookie Christopher Morel doubled with two out in the third for Chicago’s only hit. Morel hustled into third when shortstop Paul DeJong mishandled the relay from left fielder Tyler O’Neill. But Montgomery retired Nick Madrigal on a grounder to DeJong, ending the inning.
Montgomery threw 99 pitches for the NL Central leaders in the opener of a five-game series, 65 for strikes.
“That’s a pretty special outing,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said.
Chicago wasted a sharp performance by Smyly (5-7) in its second straight loss after a five-game win streak. The lefty allowed four hits, struck out six and walked two in seven innings.
“He’s throwing the ball really well for us,” manager David Ross said. “That was a really impressive night from both starters, obviously.”
Yadier Molina went 0 for 3 for St. Louis after missing the previous two games so he could be with his basketball team in Puerto Rico for the end of its championship run. The 40-year-old Molina owns the Vaqueros de Bayamon, who beat San German 75-61 on Saturday to clinch their 16th Baloncesto Superior Nacional title.
Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz (left MCL tear) is slated to throw another side session on Wednesday. … Marmol said he got a positive report on Jack Flaherty’s third rehab start on Sunday. Flaherty, who is coming back from a strained right shoulder, threw four innings of one-run ball for Double-A Springfield. Flaherty will make another rehab start with Triple-A Memphis on Friday, going up to about 80 pitches. “Once we go through that, we’ll sit down … and figure out what’s next,” Marmol said.
Cubs: 3B Patrick Wisdom (injured ring finger on this left hand) was out of the staring lineup, but manager David Ross said he was available off the bench. … RHP Kyle Hendricks will not return this season. Hendricks is recovering from a capsular tear in his shoulder. … RHP Adbert Alzolay (right shoulder strain) was slated to begin a rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League on Monday night.
The teams play a split doubleheader Tuesday. Adam Wainwright (9-8, 3.11 ERA) starts the opener for St. Louis, and Jake Woodford (2-0, 2.66 ERA) takes the mound for the second game. Javier Assad makes his major league debut for Chicago in Game 1, and Adrian Sampson (1-3, 3.51 ERA) gets the ball for the nightcap.
Waters breaks tie with walk, Royals beat White Sox 6-4
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Drew Waters drew a bases-loaded walk to break an eighth-inning tie in his major league debut, boosting the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday in a game rescheduled because of the lockout in April.
Joe Kelly (1-3), the seventh of eight White Sox pitchers, hit a pair of batters to start the inning. Ryan O’Hearn singled, and Waters drew a five-pitch walk with one out to break a 4-all tie.
“It’s a big deal just getting here and the being able to contribute like that,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “He did a great job. He showed a lot of poise on some pretty close pitches.”
Waters, who was recalled from Triple-A Omaha before the game, was hoping to do more.
“Just looking for a pitch to drive,” he said. “Late in game, with the bases loaded, I was just looking for a pitch that I could at least get out to the outfield. I got ahead in the count and was looking to do damage. I was able to draw a walk out of it.”
The White Sox rallied from a four-run deficit after their starter, Michael Kopech, exited the game having faced just four hitters.
“He felt something in his hamstring,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said. “You could tell it affected his velocity. It was down, so we got him out of there.”
Kopech hit a batter, allowed an RBI single to Salvador Perez, and walked the bases full before leaving with left knee soreness.
“What sucks most about today is I put the team in a tough situation,” Kopech said.
Elvis Andrus drove in three runs in his third game with the White Sox. Chicago signed the veteran shortstop on Friday after the Oakland Athletics designated him for assignment.
Jose Abreu had three hits and two walks for the White Sox, who have dropped four of five since winning five straight.
Chicago stranded 11 runners, including eight from the fourth through sixth innings.
“We had chances and couldn’t break open the inning,” La Russa said. “Left a lot of guys on base. Just a very frustrating loss.”
Amir Garrett (3-1) pitched a scoreless eighth and Scott Barlow finished for his 20th save.
“The bullpen did a great job today,” Matheny said. “Those guys are on point just about every night. Amir, in a real tough spot, we needed him to come through.”
Perez snapped a three-game hitless streak (0-for-10) as the Royals batted around in the first inning, scoring four. Michael Massey and O’Hearn also had RBI hits.
The six runs were the most scored by the Royals since Aug. 10. Kansas City batted .167 while losing six of seven on the road last week, totaling 10 runs.
Chicago batted around in the fourth, capped by Andrus’ two-run single, cutting Kansas City’s lead to 4-3.
Andrus then tied the game with an RBI double in the seventh.
After batting in the second, Royals 1B Vinnie Pasquantino left the game with right shoulder discomfort.
The Royals optioned OF Nate Eaton to Omaha to make room for Waters.
White Sox RHP Dylan Cease (12-5, 2.09 ERA) takes the mound in Baltimore opposite RHP Austin Voth (3-1, 4.86).
The Royals begin a two-game set against Arizona, with RHP Zach Davies (2-4, 3.99) facing off with RHP Jonathan Heasley (6-4, 3.27).
Judge 47th HR, Yanks top Scherzer, Mets 4-2 in Subway Series
NEW YORK (AP) Tension had climbed around the Yankees heading into the Subway Series like the floors rising on a New York skyscraper. Aaron Judge and Andrew Benintendi gave them hope the big slump was over.
“We got a special group of individuals that are mentally tough enough to kind of bounce back after a couple of tough series and know, hey, it’s a long season and we haven’t been playing the type of ball we want to,” Judge said after his major league-leading 47th home run sparked them to Monday night’s 4-2 win over the Mets. “It’s time to get back to what we do.”
The Yankees, in a historic skid with 14 losses in 18 games coming into this matchup in the Bronx, built a 3-0 lead on DJ LeMahieu’s first-inning sacrifice fly, Judge’s third-inning home run off Scherzer (9-3) and fifth-inning doubles by Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Benintendi, who added an RBI single in the seventh.
They withstood a botched popup by rookie Oswaldo Cabrera and gained back-to-back wins for the first time since July 29-30, ensuring they ended a streak of six straight series losses, their worst since 1995.
Asked how many consecutive crisp games they need to ease their panicked fan base, manager Aaron Boone quipped: “4 1/2.”
“At our core, we believe we’re a really good team,” Boone said. “And how many that is in a row that we’ve got to show that, I’ll leave that up to you guys.”
Domingo German (2-2) withstood James McCann’s 104 mph liner off his left calf in in the sixth and was cruising with a three-hitter when Pete Alonso hit a seventh-inning popup that Cabrera and right fielder Marwin Gonzalez settled under just 221 feet from the plate.
Cabrera, making his first big league start at second after appearances at shortstop, third base and right, allowed the ball to pop out of his glove for an error as Gonzalez’s leather hit his mitt, a play reminiscent of Luis Castillo’s ninth-inning drop that turned the first Subway Series game at new Yankee Stadium in 2009.
Daniel Vogelbach, with 6-inch streaks of eye black across his face, followed two pitches later by driving a curveball into the Yankees bullpen in right-center for a two-run homer that made it 3-2.
Benintendi restored a two-run lead in the bottom half after Kiner-Falefa reached on an infield single and took second when shortstop Francisco Lindor made a barehand pickup of a bouncer and rushed a sidearm throw wide of first for an error.
German (2-2) gave up two runs – one earned – in 6 1/3 innings. He was limping after the game but said he should be able to take his next turn.
Rookie Ron Marinaccio and Jonathan Loaisiga got four outs each, with Loaisiga earning his first save since Aug. 17 last year. That drew loud cheers from a season-high crowd of 48,760, the Yankees’ ninth home sellout.
Judge, whose moved one ahead of Alonso with his 103rd RBI, said intensity rose because of the New York rivalry.
“The fans were bringing it,” he said. “You could just feel a little different energy in the dugout.”
Scherzer allowed four runs for the second straight start, raising his ERA from 1.93 to 2.33 in the two outings. He gave up seven hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Judge was 2 for 11 with seven strikeouts against Scherzer and in a 4-for-32 slump overall before lofting a 95.7 mph fastball for an opposite-field drive into the right-field seats.
“That’s not what lost the ballgame. It’s really the Benintendi at-bats,” Scherzer said.
Jacob DeGrom had an issue while warming up before his last start and was pushed back from Tuesday. He will instead pitch against Colorado on Thursday or Friday.
Brandon Nimmo and Benintendi were hit by pitches leading off the first, the first time since April 17, 1926, the Yankees and their opponent opened with a hit batter. Washington’s Alex Ferguson hit Mark Koenig and New York’s Sad Sam Jones hit Sam Rice.
Anthony Rizzo took off from first, forcing a pickoff throw from Scherzer, after LeMahieu’s sacrifice fly but was send back because umpires ruled the ball was still dead. The Mets then appealed at third, but umpires ruled Benintendi did not leave early and had scored to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
BYE FOR NOW
Mets LHP Nate Fisher was designated for assignment, a day after pitching three scoreless innings in his major league debut, a year after returning to the minors after a spell as a financial analyst at a Nebraska bank. The Mets also designated LHP Rob Zastryzny for assignment, optioned RHP Jose Butto to Triple-A Syracuse and selected the contract of RHP Connor Grey from the Triple-A farm team.
Mets: C Tomas Nido was activated from the IL He had been sidelined since Aug. 13 for an unspecified reason, which usually is COVID.
Yankees: DH Giancarlo Stanton, sidelined since July 23 because of left Achilles tendinitis, anticipates returning to the Yankees’ lineup on Thursday when New York starts a trip at Oakland. … RHP Scott Effross was placed on the 15-day IL, retroactive to Sunday, with a strained right shoulder. RHP Clarke Schmidt was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
RHP Frankie Montas (4-10, 3.87) is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in three starts since the Yankees acquired him from Oakland. Mets RHP Taijuan Walker will pitch for the first time since Aug. 16 at Atlanta after overcoming back spasms.
Lauer, Brewers 1st team to blank LA at Dodger Stadium in ’22
LOS ANGELES (AP) Eric Lauer and four Milwaukee relievers combined to hand Los Angeles its first shutout of the season at Dodger Stadium, pitching the Brewers to a 4-0 win Monday night.
The Dodgers, with the best record in baseball and the highest-scoring team in the majors, had their nine-game home winning streak snapped. Los Angeles was blanked for the sixth time overall this season after completing a weekend sweep of Miami with 19 runs and 34 hits in a three-game series.
Lauer (9-5) allowed five hits in five innings. He struck out two and walked two in avenging a 2-1 loss to the Dodgers in Milwaukee last week.
The Brewers bullpen allowed three hits the rest of the way.
Milwaukee left fielder Christian Yelich threw out Justin Turner at the plate to finish the second inning. Cody Bellinger flied out to the warning track to end the game.
Luis Urias snapped an 0-for-21 slump with a home run in the fourth inning. He entered as a defensive replacement at third base in the third.
His solo drive came with two outs off Julio Urias (13-7). The two players are not related. The left-handed Urias gave up two hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked one.
The Brewers scored three times in the ninth off Phil Bickford.
Willy Adames led off with a dink shot over the head of third baseman Max Muncy that he stretched into a double. Yelich followed with a RBI double to deep left-center.
Yelich took third on Hunter Renfroe’s flyout and scored standing up on Luis Urias’ sacrifice fly to right. Keston Hiura added 13th homer, a drive into the left-field pavilion for a 4-0 lead.
Bickford then hit Kolten Wong, who stole second and took third on catcher Will Smith’s throwing error.
Yelich got two hits after being moved to the third spot in the order, which snapped a streak of 58 consecutive starts in the leadoff position.
The Dodgers had their chances but couldn’t convert.
Smith singled off Matt Bush with one out in the eighth to put the potential tying run on base. But Justin Turner grounded into an inning-ending double play.
The Dodgers had the potential tying run at second base in the seventh. Cody Bellinger singled and took second Mookie Betts’ groundout. But Trea Turner took a called third strike to quash the threat.
The Dodgers loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth. Justin Turner and Muncy singled back-to-back and Chris Taylor walked. But Lauer got out of the jam when he induced Gavin Lux’s flyout to left to end the inning.
Brewers: LHP Aaron Ashby (left shoulder inflammation) went on the 15-day IL and will miss his scheduled start Wednesday. He returned to Milwaukee to see a doctor. … 3B Mike Brosseau left the game in the bottom of the third with right rib cage discomfort.
Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (back) threw nearly 30 pitches in a three-inning simulated game. “He looked sharp,” manager Dave Roberts said. Kershaw will throw a four-inning sim game in Miami on Saturday. If all goes well, he could be activated for the next turn through the rotation after that. … RHP Blake Treinen (shoulder) is on track to be activated Sept. 2. … RHP Brusdar Graterol came off the IL, where he’d been since July 11 with right shoulder inflammation. He made four rehab appearances at Triple-A Oklahoma City, allowing one hit in 3 2/3 innings with four strikeouts.
WHAT A CATCH!
Chris Taylor raced to chase down Omar Narvaez’s fly ball in foul territory in the fifth. Taylor ran into the low wall in left field, hitting it at waist level and falling face first while holding onto the ball for the third out.
Brewers: RHP Corbin Burnes (9-5, 2.48 ERA) beat the Dodgers 5-3 last week. The Brewers are 15-9 in his starts and opponents are batting .185.
Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (15-1, 2.12) has the majors’ lowest ERA. He tossed seven scoreless innings against the Brewers on the road last week.
Dodgers, Muncy agree to $13.5M, 1-year contract extension
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers and two-time All-Star Max Muncy have agreed on a $13.5 million, one-year contract extension for 2023
The deal announced Monday includes a $10 million club option for 2024 with no buyout.
The option price can increase by $4 million based on plate appearances next year. He would get a one-time assignment bonus of $1 million if traded.
The 31-year-old outfielder has struggled this season. He’s hitting .190 with 16 homers and 47 RBIs while playing in 99 games.
Muncy has shown signs of coming around this month when he’s batted .328 with seven homers and 15 RBI and a 1.185 OPS.
Last season, he hit .249 with a career-high 36 homers and 94 RBIs and career-bests in total bases (262) and extra-base hits (64).
Muncy is in his fifth season with the Dodgers.
Report: Grizzlies exploring possible Durant trade
The Memphis Grizzlies have made inquiries to the Brooklyn Nets regarding superstar Kevin Durant, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Memphis doesn’t appear willing to include young big man Jaren Jackson Jr. or sharpshooter Desmond Bane in a trade proposal for Durant, sources told Charania. The Grizzlies would rather build the offer around their collection of five first-round picks, which include four unprotected and a 2024 protected Golden State Warriors selection.
The Grizzlies have other young players who could be included in a trade package for the former MVP, including 2021 No. 10 pick Ziaire Williams, Brandon Clarke, and 2022 draft selections Jake LaRavia, David Roddy, and Kennedy Chandler.
Since Durant requested a trade, Brooklyn traded for wing Royce O’Neal, re-signed guard Patty Mills and big man Nic Claxton, and added T.J. Warren in free agency. The Nets are expecting the full return of former Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons and sharpshooter Joe Harris. All-Star guard Kyrie Irving exercised his $37-million player option and the Nets plan to keep him, Charania reports.
Simmons is on track to be cleared for five-on-five practices after undergoing back surgery in May, Charania adds.
The Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors, and Miami Heat remain the biggest threats to land Durant. Other teams have made trade proposals, including the Atlanta Hawks who offered John Collins, De’Andre Hunter, and a draft pick to the Nets, Charania reports.
Memphis tied its franchise record for wins with 56 this past season, eventually falling in the second round of the playoffs to the eventual champion Warriors. The club signed star guard Ja Morant to a five-year, $193-million extension and also retained Tyus Jones and John Konchar on multi-year deals.
(BIG 10 HOCKEY NEWS)
2022-23 Big Ten Hockey Schedule Announced
The Big Ten Conference office announced the dates and opponents for the 2022-23 hockey season Monday, featuring 24-game schedules for each of the seven conference programs. The schedule begins in October and concludes with the 2023 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, to be held over three weekends in March.
The 2023 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament will feature a three-weekend format with all games taking place on the campus of the higher-seeded teams. The tournament will open March 3-5 with three best-of-three quarterfinal series, as the second-, third- and fourth-seeded teams will each host a series. The top-seeded team will have a bye to the single-elimination semifinals, which are scheduled for Saturday, March 11. The highest-seeded team remaining after the semifinals will host a championship game scheduled for Saturday, March 18.
The 2022-23 Big Ten hockey schedule can be found in the PDF linked above. Times and television designations will be announced at a later date.
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RENFRO RESIGNS AT BEECH GROVE
Mike Renfro has resigned his positions as teacher and coach at Beech Grove after being charged with possession of cocaine and dealing cocaine on August 8 in Henry County.
In a statement, the school said:
“On Tuesday, August 16, 2022, Michael Renfro, who was a teacher and coach with Beech Grove City Schools, resigned from his positions with the district. As noted earlier, the district intends to fully cooperate with law enforcement officers as they conduct their investigation. The district has also contacted the Indiana Department of Education regarding Mr. Renfro’s emergency educator license, as the district is required to do so by law.”
Renfro was suspended by the school “pending further investigation” following his arrest. The arrest happened the night of Aug. 7, as he was traveling eastbound on I-70 near New Castle. His preliminary breath test registered a .240 blood alcohol content and officers found multiple small baggies of a white substance that was later determined to be cocaine weighing a total of 1.86 grams.
According to the affidavit Renfro had seven separate and individually wrapped dollar bills and baggies containing cocaine and was traveling with these items on the interstate, Mr. Renfro had the intent to deliver cocaine to another person or persons.
HAGERSTOWN CAN’T CONTINUE MAGIC AGAINST TENNESSEE
The Hagerstown Little League baseball team almost made some magic again Monday in their match-up against Tennessee. Hagerstown rallied against Iowa just four days ago, but it didn’t happen this time after Nolan Cheeseman’s line drive landed in center field to tie the score in Hagerstown’s final at-bat. Hagerstown had the bases loaded and no outs with three opportunities to bring home the winning run.
Nolensville pitcher Jack Rhodes struck out the next two hitters, and shortstop William Santioff kept the game knotted at two with a sprawling catch to snare Clark Thornburg’s line drive and end the inning.
Nolensville strung together a single, triple and groundout, along with a Hagerstown error, to score three in the top of the seventh and win 5-2. Hagerstown will play Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, in an elimination game Tuesday.
INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL: Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis Named Blue Ribbon Preseason All-American
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University men’s basketball forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has been named Preseason All-American by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. He is the first Hoosier to earn the honor since Thomas Bryant prior to the 2016-17 season.
“Trayce has the opportunity to build quite a legacy for himself and our program,” said IU Coach Mike Woodson. “He’s worked extremely hard this summer and we are counting on him to be a leader by example who sets the tone for everyone else on our team.”
Jackson-Davis enters his fourth season with the Hoosiers ranked 15th all-time at IU in scoring (1,565), 19th in scoring average (16.9), ninth in rebounds (797), seventh in blocked shots (178), and seventh in field goal percentage (55.8%). He was named a third-team All-American as a sophomore, has earned All-District honors each of the last two seasons, and has been a third-team, first-team and second-team All-Big ten choice in his first three campaigns with the Hoosiers. He will be the third leading returning scorer in college basketball next season, behind Antoine Davis from Detroit and Max Abmas from Oral Roberts.
“I’m honored to receive this recognition and am excited about the possibilities that are in front of us,” said Jackson-Davis. “My teammates and I are looking forward to building off the momentum of the end of last season.”
The Center Grove product ranked among the Big Ten leaders in points per game (18.3; 6th in the Big Ten), rebounds per game (8.1; 6th), field goal percentage (58.9%; 4th), free throws made (147; 5th), free throws attempted (218; 2nd) and total blocked shots (81, t-1st) in 35 starts for the Hoosiers in his third season on campus.
Jackson-Davis anchored a Hoosier defense that was ranked as the most efficient in the league by KenPom (24th in the nation) and held opponents to a league-low 39.6% shooting from the floor. Jackson-Davis has recorded 32 double-doubles and two 30-point/10-rebound performances in his career.
During the 2022 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, he averaged 25.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest on 34-of-51 shooting (66.7%) from the floor. Jackson-Davis broke five program records during the tournament run, including: single game points (31), single game made field goals (15), total points (76), total made shots (34) and total rebounds (25). He was named All-Tournament for his efforts.
The Hoosiers finished 21-14 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016, defeating Wyoming before falling to Saint Mary’s. The Hoosiers advanced to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals for the first time since 2013 after knocking off Michigan and top-seeded Illinois.
Those on the five-member All-American team include Jackson-Davis, Armando Bacot (North Carolina), Marcus Sasser (Houston) Drew Timme (Gonzaga) and Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky)
INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: Hoosier Trio Selected to Big Ten Watch List
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A veteran Indiana men’s soccer trio was highlighted by the Big Ten Conference Monday (Aug. 22) as senior forward Herbert Endeley, redshirt senior defender Daniel Munie and redshirt senior forward Ryan Wittenbrink were named Big Ten Players to Watch.
The announcement came as part of the Big Ten’s preseason poll, in which the Hoosiers are ranked No. 2. The Hoosiers are the top-ranked Big Ten program in each of the three national preseason polls, coming in as high as No. 8 by Top Drawer Soccer.
Endeley was one of IU’s top playmakers last season, tallying two goals and a team-best six assists. For his work, Endeley was selected second-team All-Big Ten for a second straight season.
Munie earned his first All-America accolades in 2021 after being named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. As a redshirt junior, Munie led the Hoosier defense to 13 clean sheets, including a span of seven straight in October which stands as the second-longest single-season streak in program history. Munie will wear the captain’s armband this season from his center back position.
Wittenbrink contributed all 2021 long, totaling eight goals and seven assists between the adjusted 2020-21 season and the 2021 fall campaign. In 20 matches, Wittenbrink tallied three goals and five assists last season and assisted goals in three of IU’s last four matches, including both NCAA Tournament matches.
Endeley, Munie, Wittenbrink and the Hoosiers kick off the 2022 season Friday, August 26, with a marquee matchup at reigning national champion and No. 1-ranked Clemson. The contest will be televised on ESPNU with a 7 p.m. ET start time.
The 2022 season will be the 50th varsity season for Indiana men’s soccer and a celebration of the program’s Tradition of Excellence. IU men’s soccer is an eight-time NCAA Champion, 17-time Big Ten regular season champion, 15-time Big Ten Tournament Champion and has made 46 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including an active streak of 35 consecutive berths.
BIG 10 MEN’S SOCCER: Penn State Leads 2022 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Penn State has been selected to win the 2022 Big Ten Conference men’s soccer championship, according to a poll of the Big Ten coaches released Monday.
The defending Big Ten regular season and tournament champion Nittany Lions, were picked first in the 2022 Big Ten preseason poll by the conference’s nine head coaches. Indiana finished second in this year’s preseason poll while Maryland was chosen third. Rounding out the top five in the team balloting were Michigan and Rutgers.
The conference also unveiled the 2022 Big Ten Players to Watch List on Monday, as selected by the conference coaches. Highlighting the list are 11 individuals who earned conference recognition in 2021-22, including six first-team All-Big Ten selections in Indiana’s Daniel Munie, Maryland’s Josh Bolma, Michigan State’s Jack Beck, Northwestern’s Justin Weiss, Ohio State’s Laurence Wootton and Penn State’s Peter Mangione.
Mangione was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in 2021-22, while Munie was the Defensive Player of the Year and Bolma was tabbed the Freshman of the Year.
The 2022 Big Ten men’s soccer season kicks off this weekend, with seven teams opening play on Thursday and the remaining two making their 2022 debut on Friday.
The complete 2022 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Preseason Poll and Players to Watch List can be found below:
2022 BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER PRESEASON POLL
1. Penn State
6. Michigan State
9. Ohio State
2022 BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER PLAYERS TO WATCH LIST
Herbert Endeley, Sr., M, Indiana
Daniel Munie, RS-Sr., D, Indiana
Ryan Wittenbrink, RS-Sr., M, Indiana
Josh Bolma, RS-So., F, Maryland
Malcolm Johnston, Sr., M, Maryland
Niklas Neumann, Sr., GK, Maryland
Bryce Blevins, Jr., M, Michigan
Kevin Buca, Grad., M, Michigan
Iñaki Rodriguez, Sr., M, Michigan
Jack Beck, Grad., M, Michigan State
Greyson Mercer, Jr., F, Michigan State
Will Perkins, RS-Sr., D, Michigan State
Vicente Castro, Sr., M, Northwestern
Ethan Dudley, Grad., D, Northwestern
Justin Weiss, Jr., F, Northwestern
Xavier Green, Sr., M, Ohio State
Laurence Wootton, Jr., M, Ohio State
Deylen Vellios, Jr., D, Ohio State
Obafemi Awodesu, Jr., D, Penn State
Seth Kuhn, Grad., M, Penn State
Peter Mangione, Jr., F, Penn State
Matt Acosta, So., M, Rutgers
MD Myers, Sr., F, Rutgers
Jackson Temple, Sr., F, Rutgers
Tim Bielic, Jr., M, Wisconsin
Inaki Iribarren, Sr., M, Wisconsin
Ignasi Marques, Sr., M, Wisconsin
PURDUE ATHLETICS: Team & Individual Honors Announced at Boilers Back in Action
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Women’s cross country and men’s golf were recognized with team academic awards and a host of Boilermaker student-athletes were honored individually as part of Purdue Athletics’ annual Boilers Back in Action event, once again held on the eve of the opening of the fall semester on campus.
Women’s cross country repeated as the President’s Cup winner for having the department’s best grade-point average (3.69) during the 2022 spring semester. The Provost’s Award went to men’s golf for having the most-improved GPA during the previous semester.
Purdue’s top moments and performers from the extremely successful 2021-22 school year were also given special recognition. All-Americans from the 2021-22 school year were also recognized Sunday.
INDIVIDUAL & TEAM HONORS
• Big Ten Advisory Commission Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award: Kerris Roberts – Women’s Track & Field
• Joe Tiller Excellence Award: Tim House – Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director / Associate VP for Development (Leader of the John Purdue Club)
• Tyler Trent Award: Women’s Basketball
• Electric Plus Community Service Team of the Year: Baseball
2021-22 YEAR IN REVIEW AWARDS
• Individual Female Performance, Single Event: Inez Wanamarta at the NCAA Women’s Golf Championships
• Individual Male Performance, Single Event: Aidan O’Connell in Football’s Music City Bowl Victory
• Male Team Performance, Single Event: Football’s Victory at No. 2-ranked Iowa
• Female Team Performance, Single Event: Volleyball’s Regional Semifinal Victory vs. BYU in the NCAA Tournament
• Female Athlete of the Year: Sarah Griffith – Soccer
• Male Athlete of the Year: David Bell & Jaden Ivey (Co-Winners) – Football & Men’s Basketball
• Female Team of the Year: Volleyball
• Male Team of the Year: Men’s Basketball
KORSCHOT PERSEVERANCE AWARD RECIPIENTS
Awarded to Purdue student-athletes who exemplify the spirit of determination that makes walk-ons successful. It is named after former football walk-on Ben Korschot.
• Jake Jarvis – Baseball
• Alexa Pinarski – Softball
• Blake Ratliff – Men’s Swimming & Diving
• Tyneilus Morrow – Men’s Track & Field
• Thomas Penola – Wrestling
DURHAM BROTHERS LEADERSHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS
Established by former football players John and Bull Durham, the award recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated leadership to teammates through their positive attitude, strong work ethic and overall commitment to excellence.
• Khal Stephen – Baseball
• Ava Learn – Women’s Basketball
• Nathan Walker – Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field
• Katelyn Wasson – Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field
• Bridey Regan – Spirit
• Gus Hartwig – Football
• Herman Sekne – Men’s Golf
• Ashley Kozlowski – Women’s Golf
• Jocelyn Bruch – Women’s Golf
• Abigail Roy – Soccer
• Kiara Dillon – Softball
• Charlie King – Men’s Swimming & Diving
• Hannah Hill – Women’s Swimming & Diving
• Maggie Love – Women’s Swimming & Diving
• Tara Katarina Milic – Women’s Tennis
• K’Ja Talley – Women’s Track & Field
• Raven Colvin – Volleyball
• Parker Filius – Wrestling
WABASH STUDENT-ATHLETES OF THE GAME
Award serves to recognize those that have shown great discipline on and off the field while demonstrating commitment to the classroom.
• Cory Trice – Football
• Ethan Morton – Men’s Basketball
• Justin Becker – Men’s Track & Field
• Emma Tate – Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field
• Cassidy Hardin – Women’s Basketball
• Tomasz Dudek – Men’s Tennis
JOHN WOODEN LEADERSHIP AWARD
Student-athletes are recognized for their exceptional leadership outside of sport, highlighting their eagerness in pursuing personal and professional growth during the previous school year.
• Avery Cook – Baseball
• Kyle Wade – Baseball
• Nyagoa Gony – Women’s Basketball
• Meagan Hathaway – Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field
• Emma Tate – Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field
• Nick Dentino – Men’s Golf
• Herman Sekne – Men’s Golf
• Jocelyn Bruch – Women’s Golf
• Danielle du Toit – Women’s Golf
• Ashley Kozlowski – Women’s Golf
• Kelsi Carrico – Soccer
• Teagan Jones – Soccer
• Nicole Kevdzija – Soccer
• Victoria Kevdzija – Soccer
• Grace Walsh – Soccer
• Rachel Becker – Softball
• Kaitlyn Brannstrom – Softball
• Kendall Chase – Softball
• Kiara Dillon – Softball
• Kaeley Hallada – Softball
• Becca Jones – Softball
• Brenna Smith – Softball
• Ben Bramley – Men’s Swimming & Diving
• Blake Ratliff – Men’s Swimming & Diving
• Skyler Younking – Men’s Swimming & Diving
• Kali Sayovitz – Women’s Swimming & Diving
• Maycey Vieta – Women’s Swimming & Diving
• Csilla Fodor – Women’s Tennis
• Logan Sandlin – Men’s Track & Field
• Lindsay Absher – Women’s Track & Field
• Alison Casey – Women’s Track & Field
• Kerris Roberts – Women’s Track & Field
• Marissa Hornung – Volleyball
• Nate Cummings – Wrestling
BUTLER WOMEN’S SOCCER: Soderstrom and Pierce Earn BIG EAST Player of the Week Awards
Two student-athletes on the Butler women’s soccer team have received recognition from the BIG EAST for their performances in wins over Western Michigan and No. 9 Michigan this past week. Redshirt-senior Katie Soderstrom was named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week, and redshirt-freshman Anna Pierce was selected BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week.
Soderstrom was key in Butler’s two victories over the weekend, scoring one goal in each match, including the lone goal in a win at No. 9 Michigan. Her game-winner came in the 64th minute against the Wolverines and ultimately gave the Bulldogs the top-10 win. The forward tallied nine shots during opening weekend, six of which were on goal. Soderstrom’s nine shots were second amongst BIG EAST players. She also added one assist against Western Michigan.
Pierce posted a 2-0-0 record last week, including a clean sheet at No. 9 Michigan and a shared 5-0 shutout against Western Michigan. The redshirt freshman had six saves in the Bulldogs’ top-10 road win over Michigan, giving her seven on the week. Pierce is tied for first in the conference with a 1.000 save percentage. This is her first BIG EAST award.
The Bulldogs return to action Thursday, hosting Illinois.
IUPUI WOMEN’S SOCCER: LACOGNATO NAMED #HLWSOC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
INDIANAPOLIS – IUPUI senior forward Maya Lacognato has earned the initial #HLWSOC Offensive Player of the Week Award after helping lead the Jaguars to the program’s first-ever 2-0 start to open a season in program history. Lacognato opened the year with a 1-0 road win at Tennessee Tech on Thursday (Aug. 18) and followed with a come-from-behind 3-2 road victory at SIUE on Sunday (Aug. 21).
On Sunday, Lacognato scored a pair of goals in the 3-2 road victory, including the game-winner in the game’s 61st minute. It marked her tenth and 11th career goals and her second career multi-goal game – her first since her freshman campaign. It was her fifth career game-winning goal as well.
The two road wins come on the heels of a season in which the Jaguars won just one road match all season long.
IUPUI BASKETBALL: YERGLER NAMED MEN’S BASKETBALL DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI Athletics Department and head basketball coach Matt Crenshaw announced the promotion of Winston Yergler to the program’s Director of Operations for the upcoming season. Yergler spent last season on the Jaguars’ staff as Assistant Director of Operations.
“We’re excited about moving Winston into this role,” Crenshaw said. “He brings a ton of knowledge and excitement to the program. He’s incredibly organized and knows how to work well with our staff and our student-athletes. He works hard and is going to do everything in his power to make us successful, on and off the court.”
Prior to come to IUPUI before last season, Yergler spent two seasons on the Ball State staff as a Graduate Assistant and Special Assistant to the Head Coach. While at Ball State, Yergler worked closely with All Mid-American Conference (MAC) performers Tayler Persons and Trey Moses and also worked with a roster that boasted four 1,000 point scorers for the first-time in BSU history. He served as BSU’s head scouting coordinator, focusing largely on defensive preparation over the course of the season. He also helped coordinate the coaching staff’s travel schedules as they watched more than 600 high school and summer games across the country.
Over the course of his collegiate player development, Yergler has worked with nine different players who have amassed 1,000 points in their collegiate careers.
Yergler played collegiately for two seasons at Iowa Central Community College before completing his degree at Purdue, where he was a men’s basketball manager. He earned his degree from Purdue in Selling & Sales Management before earning his Master’s in Sports Administration from Ball State.
NOTRE DAME GOLF: KARI BELLVILLE RETURNS TO ALMA MATER, JOINS GOLF COACHING STAFF
University of Notre Dame Director of Golf John Handrigan has announced the addition of Kari Bellville to his staff as an assistant coach, working with both the men’s and women’s teams.
Bellville is joining the Irish after spending the 2021-22 season as the head coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
“We made a commitment to Notre Dame Golf to put together the best coaching staff in the country and Kari is the final piece to that puzzle,” said Handrigan.
“Kari’s love for Notre Dame along with her exceptional talent as a player and Coach will play a major role in the development of our student athletes. We are fortunate to have her back in South Bend.”
A 2018 Notre Dame graduate and three-year women’s golf student-athlete, Bellville returns to her hometown to join the Fighting Irish golf staff. She was a four-year letterwinner and team captain at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.
“I am honored and thankful to come back home to Notre Dame and be a part of this unified program,” Bellville said.
“The chance to collaborate with Coach Handrigan, Coach Powers Ellis, and Coach Zedrick in an environment of the highest standards, elevated passion and eagerness to compete thrilled me. Thank you to Coach Powers Ellis for this coaching opportunity. Notre Dame is a special place, and I look forward to what is to come with both teams as we shift into a new era of Notre Game Golf.”
At UAB, Bellville coached the women’s team to a 12th place finish in the Conference USA. The Blazers also placed 10th when they hosted the Hoover Invitational.
Prior to UAB, Bellville was an assistant coach at Texas State where the Bobcats finished as a runner up in the Sun Belt Conference.
“I am extremely excited for Kari to return to her alma mater and join our staff,” women’s head coach Powers Ellis said.
“Her passion for Notre Dame and this program is unmatched and she will make an immediate impact on the players. Kari’s playing experience along with coaching at multiple institutions will bring a unique perspective and I know she will play a vital role in this program’s success.”
Bellville did not compete during her senior year at Notre Dame, finishing up her degree in marketing. She utilized her final year of eligibility at Indiana University in 2018-19, helping the Hoosiers advance to the NCAA tournament by finishing 19th as an individual in the NCAA Regional.
INDIANA STATE FOOTBALL: As ISU mourns, names of those involved in tragic car accident are released
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State University is grieving the tragic loss of students Christian Eubanks, Jayden Musili, and Caleb VanHooser, who died early Sunday morning in a one-car accident. The Vigo County Sheriff released the names Monday.
Musili, 19, a sophomore from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was part of the Pathway to Blue program and became an ISU student this year. Eubanks, 18, a freshman from Waukegan, Illinois, and VanHooser, 19, a freshman from Liberty Township, Ohio, were football players for the Sycamores.
“There are no words to express the depth of our sadness about this tragedy,” ISU President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis said. “We send our condolences to the family and friends of the students involved. The Sycamore family is mourning and will support each other in this time of grief.”
Police said there were a total of five people in the car. Two of them were ISU football players Omarion Dixon and John Moore. They are out of intensive care but still in serious condition.
Counseling services are available for students, faculty, and staff at the Student Counseling Center, 217 North 6th Street on the second floor of Gillum Hall. The phone number is 812-237-3939.
Musili, said Pathway to Blue Director Sadé Walker, was a hard worker with a positive attitude. Pathway to Blue is a bridge program between Ivy Tech Community College and ISU.
“His smile was infectious,” Walker said of Musili. “He worked very hard to navigate college. He was very excited about his classes and becoming a Sycamore.”
The football team did not practice Monday. ISU student-athletes gathered Sunday night at Memorial Stadium to mourn the tragedy.
“My heart is broken at the loss of these three souls,” said Sherard Clinkscales, Director of Athletics. “Life is so precious, and it is very difficult to comprehend when tragic events like this happen. They will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go to each of their families.”
Said head football coach Curt Mallory: “It is a terrible day for Indiana State football and a devastating loss for both the Eubanks and the VanHooser families. Both young men were quality individuals who were loved and respected by their teammates and this staff. To say they will be missed is an understatement. Our continued prayers and support are with their families, friends, and teammates during this difficult time.”
INDIANA STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING: Sycamores announce 2022-23 swimming and diving schedule
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Head Coach Josh Christensen and the Indiana State swimming and diving team released their upcoming 2022-23 schedule on Monday morning. The Sycamores will host four meets at the Vigo County Aquatic Center, while the road schedule features meets at Illinois, an MVC Quad Meet, and the U.S. Open and the Tim Welsh Invite.
Overall, the Sycamores schedule will feature the season-opening Blue/White Intraquad at the Vigo County Aquatic Center. ISU will also welcome Missouri State and Miami (Ohio) on November 4-5, the University of Indianapolis on December 3, and Southern Illinois and Ball State on January 14.
Indiana State will look to build off another strong season in 2021-22 as the Sycamores posted their fourth consecutive top-three finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships and set several records at the CSCAA National Invitational meet.
ISU’s season-opening meet starts with the Blue/White Meet on September 30, before hitting the road for a pair of meets in October. The Sycamores will take on the University of Illinois on October 8, while traveling to Chicago, Ill. to take on Illinois Chicago, Northern Iowa, and Illinois State in a MVC Quad Meet on October 21-22.
The Sycamores return to the Vigo County Aquatic Center on November 4-5 for a tri-meet against Missouri State and Miami (Ohio). From there, the team will split up over the November 18-21 weekend with the swimmers heading to the Kansas Classic, while the diving team travels to the Purdue Invite.
All Indiana State qualifiers will travel to compete at the U.S. Open in Greensboro, N.C. over November 30-December 3. The Sycamores close out the 2022 portion of the schedule on December 3 in the Vigo County Aquatic Center hosting the University of Indianapolis.
ISU’s final home meet of the 2022-23 season comes on January 14 as the Sycamores welcome Southern Illinois and Ball State for Senior Day.
The Sycamores wrap up the regular season on the road with trips to Illinois State (Jan. 21) and the Tim Welsh Invite in South Bend, Ind. (Jan. 27-28).
The 2023 MVC Swimming and Diving Championships will be held in Iowa City, Iowa and hosted by UNI over February 15-18.
ISU will close out the year on March 9-11 at the CSCAA National Invitational hosted in Elkhart, Ind.
Valpo football: Announces 2022 Football Gameday Plans
The Valparaiso University Department of Athletics has announced several changes to enhance the gameday experience at football home games this fall.
Tickets are on sale now in advance of the season opener on Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. against Indiana Wesleyan at Brown Field. The Labor Day weekend matchup with the Wildcats will mark the start of a five-game home slate that also includes Pioneer Football League dates with San Diego (Sept. 24, Homecoming), Butler (Oct. 15), St. Thomas (Nov. 5) and Drake (Nov. 19, Senior Day). The Indiana Wesleyan game will mark Valpo’s first home night game since 2014.
The department has announced the addition of a Community Tailgate Lot for home football games this season. The lot opens three hours before kickoff and costs $10 per car for the general public or $5 per car for faculty and staff. Those who purchase entrance into the Community Tailgate Lot will have access to food trucks and children’s games. The lot will be located on the former hospital grounds, which are northwest of Brown Field. Vehicles will enter the lot from Monroe Street and exit the lot on LaPorte Avenue. Payment will be cash only.
For the Sept. 3 season opener, food trucks will include Day Dreams and Ice Cream, RNE’s Bacon Express, Meraki, G’s Dogs, Chunky’s Tacos and Kona Ice. In addition, the space will also include a bounce house. Outside food, drinks and alcoholic beverages (ages 21 and over only) will be permitted in the Community Tailgate Lot. Pets are not allowed.
The season opener will feature a “glow night” theme with glow-in-the-dark items given away to early-arriving fans.
Another new addition to the Brown Field gameday experience this season will be premium seating in an end zone tent. By purchasing premium tickets at $30 per person, fans will gain access to on-field seating. Tickets can be purchased at valpoathletics.com/tickets or at the gate.
Valpo Student Life will also be debuting a pregame gathering area for Valpo students to add to the gameday festivities.
General admission bleacher seating is available for $10 per ticket again this season. Children 10 and under are free with no ticket required. Tickets can be purchased online at valpoathletics.com/tickets or at the gate.
As part of a campus beautification project, the University is upgrading the entrance to Brown Field. This upgrade to the Brown Field south entrance will further enhance the fan experience upon its completion.
Valpo Athletics has announced parking availability for this season. Lot 45 will be sold as season parking passes only with no single-game spaces available. All passes will be sold online and fans will have a mobile pass to each individual game. The rate will be $125 per car or $200 per RV. Lot 32 will also be sold as season parking passes only with a rate of $100 per car and $200 per RV. Visiting team parking will be available in the front of the fitness center at a rate of $20.
MARIAN WOMEN’S SOCCER: ALLIE SCHLOM NAMED CROSSROADS LEAGUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jackson, Mich. – After a two-goal performance in the season opener for Marian women’s soccer Saturday night, senior Allie Schlom has been recognized as the Crossroads League Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Schlom’s honor is the first of the season awarded to any player in the league, and is her third career honor.
Schlom was brilliant on offense for Marian in their 4-2 win over (RV) St. Ambrose in their 2022 season opener, scoring two goals while recording an assist to pick up five points on the match. Schlom’s first goal of the night came on a strike from the right side of the box, while her second came on a direct shot, proving as the game-winning goal. Through the opening week of the season, Schlom is tied third total in the NAIA in goals scored, and has the second most points scored for players with one game under their belts.
Schlom and the Knights will open their second week of the regular season at home, taking on No. 10 University of the Cumberlands on Tuesday, August 23.
MARIAN MEN’S SOCCER: BRENDAN WEIGER TABBED AS CL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jackson, Mich. – After pitching a shutout in the men’s soccer season opener, junior goalie Brendan Weiger of the Marian men’s soccer team has been named the Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week. Weiger’s honor is the second in his three-year tenure as the Knights starting keeper, as he claims the first honor of the season awarded by the league.
Weiger was strong in his first appearance of the season, playing the full 90 minutes against Brescia in a 1-0 victory. Weiger’s shutout featured four saves in four shots on target, while he and the defensive helped steer 12 shots out of the net.
Weiger and the Knights will play in Indianapolis twice this week, with the first contest coming at IUPUI on Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.
TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Czerniak Earns First-Career POW Award
JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced its first installment of weekly awards for the 2022-2023 athletic year, in which Taylor’s fifth-year senior, Ryan Czerniak, was named the CL Attacker of the Week.
Despite being dubbed an All-Crossroads League performer in each of her four seasons, Monday’s award marks the first time in Czerniak’s career that she has received a CL player-of-the-week honor.
The recognition comes in the wake of a strong opening-weekend performance, in which Czerniak surpassed the 1,000-career-kill milestone while energizing the Trojan offense with 25 total kills en route to two match wins. Taylor’s lefty right-side hitter exercised both power and precision, posting 3.57 kills-per-set while maintaining a .426 kill-percentage, both of which currently lead the Crossroads League.
Czerniak’s award-winning performance was highlighted by her play against William Penn, against whom she struck 17 kills without a single error throughout the match’s final three sets.
No. 22 Taylor (2-0) now returns to Upland, where Czerniak will lead the Trojans into competition at the Amber McClure Fayerweather Memorial Tournament, set to commence inside Odle Arena on Friday morning, August 26.
Taylor’s first match in the tournament is set for Friday afternoon at 12:00 pm, when the Trojans will host Clarke.
INDIANA WESLEYAN WOMEN’S SOCCER: TURNER EARNS CROSSROADS LEAGUE DEFENSIVE HONORS
JACKSON, Mich. – After an 8-0 win on Saturday, Indiana Wesleyan women’s soccer picked up more great news with senior Lauren Turner earning Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Week honors.
“I am excited to hear about Lauren being selected for this award,” said Daniel Seiffer, Head Women’s Soccer Coach. “Anytime any one of our players receives recognition, it is a direct result of our entire team’s work. So it really is a great recognition for our whole team. They all work very hard on both sides of the ball and it is an absolute blessing and joy to get to work with such an incredible group of young women.”
Turner helped IWU to a shutout victory Saturday, playing left defensive back and center back. The senior collected one goal on just two shots and one assist for a total of three points in 79 minutes of play.
IWU hits the pitch again tomorrow as they head to Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois for a 4 p.m. EST start.
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|Tampa Bay||66||55||.545||8||39 – 23||27 – 32||29 – 23||14 – 15||13 – 9||8 – 2||W 3|
|Toronto||65||55||.542||8.5||36 – 25||29 – 30||24 – 24||19 – 15||15 – 11||5 – 5||L 1|
|Baltimore||63||58||.521||11||35 – 23||28 – 35||27 – 29||11 – 13||15 – 8||5 – 5||W 1|
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|Cleveland||64||56||.533||–||32 – 25||32 – 31||12 – 14||31 – 24||11 – 10||6 – 4||L 1|
|Minnesota||62||58||.517||2||35 – 28||27 – 30||15 – 12||30 – 20||12 – 14||5 – 5||L 3|
|Chi White Sox||62||60||.508||3||30 – 31||32 – 29||14 – 15||27 – 27||13 – 14||6 – 4||L 1|
|Kansas City||50||74||.403||16||30 – 34||20 – 40||12 – 20||23 – 26||10 – 18||3 – 7||W 1|
|Detroit||47||76||.382||18.5||28 – 34||19 – 42||9 – 20||22 – 36||6 – 12||4 – 6||W 2|
|Houston||78||45||.634||–||39 – 18||39 – 27||9 – 10||20 – 8||40 – 21||6 – 4||W 1|
|Seattle||66||56||.541||11.5||31 – 26||35 – 30||16 – 17||7 – 6||35 – 28||6 – 4||L 2|
|Texas||56||66||.459||21.5||27 – 34||29 – 32||5 – 14||16 – 11||26 – 34||7 – 3||W 3|
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|Oakland||45||78||.366||33||19 – 40||26 – 38||10 – 16||11 – 18||22 – 36||4 – 6||L 1|
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|Atlanta||76||48||.613||3||42 – 24||34 – 24||32 – 22||18 – 10||16 – 11||8 – 2||W 1|
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|Milwaukee||65||56||.537||5||31 – 24||34 – 32||11 – 13||31 – 28||10 – 11||5 – 5||W 2|
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X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1906 At American League Park in Washington, DC, the White Sox establish a new American League record, winning their 19th consecutive game with a 4-1 victory over the hometown Senators. In 2002, the A’s will string together 20 straight wins to surpass the AL mark but will fall one short of the major league mark established by the 1935 Cubs
1907 The day after his 25th birthday, Pirates right-hander Howie Camnitz tosses an unofficial no-hitter, beating the Giants, 1-0, in an agreed-upon shortened five-inning nightcap of a Polo Grounds twin bill. The Kentuckian, called Red by his teammates, finishes his 11-year career with a 133-106 (.556) record, including a 25-6 mark for the eventual World Champion Bucs in 1909.
1931 Attempting to break Walter Johnson’s consecutive game-winning streak of 17 games, Lefty Grove loses when Browns’ hurler Dick Coffman throws a three-hit shutout, his only whitewash this season, against the A’s. Reserve outfielder Jimmy Moore, playing in place of the absent Al Simmons, misjudges a fly ball, leading to the decisive run and the Philadelphia hurler’s meltdown in the locker room.
1936 The Indians’ seventeen-year-old rookie pitcher, Bob Feller, makes his first major league start, striking out the first eight batters he faces in the team’s 4-1 over the Browns at Cleveland’s League Park. ‘Rapid Robert’ will finish the game with 15 strikeouts, the highest total in a debut for a starting pitcher and one shy of the American League 1908 mark established by A’s southpaw Rube Waddell.
1942 Between games of a doubleheader between New York and Washington, Babe Ruth appears in pinstripes for the first time in seven years to face former Senator fireballer Walter Johnson, helping to raise over $80,000 for the Army-Navy Relief Fund. To the delight of nearly 70,000 enthusiastic fans at Yankee Stadium, the 47-year-old Bambino goes deep on the 54-year-old hurler’s fifth pitch, and after hitting a barely foul upper-deck blast on the 15th and final pitch of the at-bat, he rounds the bases tipping his cap before leaving the field with the Big Train to a thunderous standing ovation.
1952 Augie Donatelli ejects Bob Elliott from the Sportsman’s Park contest when the Giants’ third baseman protests a strike two call and begins kicking dirt on the arbitrator during his plate appearance. Bobby Hofman, replacing the New York corner infielder in the batter’s box, will also be thrown out in the same at-bat when he vehemently disputes a called third strike.
1958 Gil Hodges hits his 14th career grand slam in the Dodgers’ 10-1 victory over Milwaukee at LA Memorial Coliseum. The first baseman’s bases-full round-tripper establishes a new National League record but is far fewer than Lou Gehrig’s major league mark of 23.
1958 Nellie Fox’s 98 consecutive games without striking out ends when lefty Whitey Ford whiffs him in the White Sox’s 7-1 victory over the Yankees in the Bronx. The Chicago second baseman last struck out on May 16th against another southpaw, Cleveland’s Dick Tomane.
1961 In the 14-0 rout of the Reds at Crosley Field, the Giants score twelve runs in the top of the ninth with ten hits and three Cincinnati errors. Orlando Cepeda, Felipe Alou, Jim Davenport, Willie Mays, and John Orsino go deep in the frame to tie a major league team record with five round-trippers, joining the 1939 Giants and 1966 Twins, in addition to setting a record for total bases in one inning with 27.
1961 Dave Philley ties Sam Leslie’s 29-year-old major league record with his 22nd pinch hit of the season. The historic moment occurs in an Orioles’ 7-5 extra-inning victory over the A’s when the 41-year-old singles in the top of the 7th pinch-hitting for Hoyt Wilhelm at Municipal Stadium.
1967 Twelve-year-old Robert Stratta throws the eighth no-hitter in Little League World Series history when Chicago’s Roseland North team beats Rota, Spain, in the quarterfinals, 1-0. The future transplant surgeon doesn’t allow the ball to leave the infield, retiring the last 11 batters he faces, eight on strikeouts.
1972 Joining Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson, Dick Allen becomes the fourth major leaguer to hit a ball into the center field bleachers at Comiskey Park. The gargantuan blast nearly nails White Sox announcer Harry Caray, doing play-by-play from the grandstands.
1975 Making his first major league start, Indian rookie Rick Waits tosses a complete game, beating Kansas City, 7-1. The 23-year-old southpaw from Atlanta allows only five hits in the Royals Stadium contest.
1979 Rickey Henderson swipes three bases in the A’s 8-6 victory over the Indians at Cleveland Stadium. At the age of 20 years, 241 days old, the rookie outfielder becomes the youngest player to accomplish the feat.
1982 Home plate umpire Dave Phillips ejects Mariners starter Gaylord Perry from the game for applying a foreign substance to the ball, making the ejection the first since the 1940s for doctoring the ball. Although suspected for years of cheating, the 43-year-old right-hander evaded detection until today.
1989 In front of an enthusiastic crowd at Williamport’s (PA) Stadium, Victoria Brucker becomes the first girl on an American team to play in the Little League World Series, walking twice, hitting a single, and scoring three times in San Pedro’s (CA) 12-5 rout of Tampa (FL). Although the 12-year-old is the first female ballplayer to get a hit and score a run in the annual international tournament for youngsters, Victoria Roche is the first to appear on an LLWS roster, earning the distinction in 1984 as a reserve outfielder on a Brussels team that won the European regional championship.
1989 The second-longest shutout in big-league history ends when Rick Dempsey hits a home run in the top of the 22nd inning, giving the Dodgers an eventual 1-0 victory over the Expos at Olympic Stadium. The Astros blanked the Mets for 24 frames en route to a 1-0 win at the Astrodome in 1968.
1989 In the 11th frame of an eventual 22-inning 1-0 loss, the Expos’ Youppi! becomes the first mascot to be thrown out of a game when Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda complains to the umpires about the hairy orange giant’s behavior at Olympic Stadium. The LA skipper takes exception to the loud noise caused by the furry creature’s running leap onto the visitors’ dugout before sneaking back into a front-row seat.
1992 The Clearwater Phillies beat the Winter Haven Red Sox, 1-0, in the Class A Florida State League contest, marking the first time in 40 years neither team records a hit in a professional game. The lone run crosses the plate in the seventh inning, thanks to a pair of walks and two sacrifice bunts.
1998 Barry Bonds becomes the first player in major league history to hit 400 home runs and steal at least 400 bases (438). The Giant slugger reached the unmatched plateau with his 26th homer of the year against Marlin southpaw Kirt Ojala in a 10-5 San Francisco victory.
1998 Leading off the bottom of the eighth inning at County Stadium against the Padres, Bob Hamelin hits his fourth pinch-hit home run of the season, tying the score at nine runs apiece. The round-tripper sets the franchise mark for the most pinch-hit home runs hit by a Brewer in a season.
1998 With his 50th and 51st dingers, Cubs’ slugger Sammy Sosa joins Mark McGwire (53) of the Cardinals in hitting 50 home runs, making it only the second time two National League hitters have reached the plateau in the same season. Pirates outfielder Ralph Kiner and Giants first baseman Johnny Mize each hit a league-leading 51 round-trippers in 1947.
1998 Although Scott Rolen has started all but one game this season and appeared in every contest, Phillies manager Terry Francona makes an unpopular decision not to play his third baseman. It’s Scott Rolen T-shirt Day, a promotion for kids 14 and under, and many of the Veterans Stadium fans voiced their disappointment about not being able to watch the 23-year-old infielder play on his special day.
1999 Joining Babe Ruth and Mark McGwire, Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. becomes the third player in major league history to hit 200 homers in a four-season span. Junior’s 39th helps Seattle beat the Indians, 4-1.
2000 At Comerica Park, fans flee their seats as swarms of small insects invade the stands during the first inning. The six-legged pests do not affect the players, and the game continues uninterrupted, with the Tigers edging the Mariners, 6-5.
2000 Team president Bob Graziano apologizes to the female couple told to leave Dodger Stadium two weeks ago when some fans complained after the couple shared a celebratory kiss during a game. The pair felt the ejection by eight security guards was discriminatory because their friends, a man and a woman, also kissed but were not asked to leave.
2001 In his major league debut, Rockies right-hander Jason Jennings throws a complete-game shutout, blanking the Mets at Shea Stadium, 10-0. Additionally, the 23-year-old rookie enjoys a 3-for-5 day at the plate, including a solo home run leading off the ninth inning off Donnie Wall.
2001 In the Angels’ 7-6 loss to the Red Sox at Edison Field, Bengie Molina, with three singles and a double, establishes a franchise record with nine consecutive hits, a mark previously shared by four players with eight straight safeties. The 27-year-old backstop also becomes the first Halo to record consecutive four-for-four games since Tim Salmon accomplished the feat in 1994.
2001 Arizona left-hander Randy Johnson becomes the first pitcher to strike out 300 batters in four consecutive seasons. The Big Unit’s 16-strikeout performance isn’t enough as the Pirates beat the Diamondbacks, 5-1, ending the southpaw’s eight-game winning streak.
2003 In front of a full house at Yankee Stadium, Ron Guidry’s uniform 49 is retired on the lefty’s special day. ‘Louisiana Lightning,’ who played his entire career in New York, posting a 170-90 record for the Bronx Bombers, is surprised the club hasn’t just honored him with a day but has retired his jersey and placed a plaque in Monument Park in his honor.
2006 Carlos Delgado’s 400th career home run, his second of the game, proves to be significant when his fourth-inning grand slam dramatically closes the gap in the Mets’ eventual 8-7 comeback victory over the Cardinals at Shea Stadium. The bases-loaded home run is New York’s ninth of the season, establishing a new club record.
2006 Joining the 1989 Pirates, the Royals became the second team in big-league history to have a ten-run first inning and not win the game. At Kauffman Stadium, the home team takes an early 10-1 lead before losing to the Indians in ten innings, 15-13.
2006 With his 16th bunt single of the season, Houston center fielder Willy Taveras extends his hitting streak to 26 games to set an Astros record. Second baseman Jeff Kent set the previous mark in 2004.
2007 With his 1,150th victory as the Bronx Bombers skipper, Joe Torre passes Casey Stengel for second place on the Yankees’ all-time managerial win list. Joe McCarthy compiled a franchise record, winning 1,460 contests during his 16-year tenure in the dugout.
2008 🇰🇷 At Beijing’s Wukesong Baseball Field, South Korea, not favored to compete for a medal, upsets Cuba to win the gold in the Olympic final. Due to their heroics on the diamond, the unbeaten squad, which finished with a 9-0 record, will not have to report for two years of military duty.
2008 At a protest meeting, parents and teammates demand Jericho Scott be allowed to continue to pitch in the Youth Baseball League of New Haven. The nine-year-old, a right-hander with pinpoint control of a 40-mph fastball, was banned from the mound for throwing too hard.
2009 After making an error and a poor play allowing a batter to reach on an infield hit, Eric Bruntlett redeems himself when he turns the Mets’ attempted double steal into a game-ending unassisted triple play, marking only the 14th regular-season triple-killing. The rare event occurs when the second baseman snares Jeff Francoeur’s line drive for the first out, steps on second to double up Luis Castillo, and then tags the runner coming from first base, Daniel Murphy, for the last out of the Phillies’ 9-7 Citi Field victory.
2011 The Angels formally announce signing their #1 starter, 28-year-old right-hander Jered Weaver, to a five-year contract extension reported to be worth $85 million. The American League All-Star Game starter, who was eligible to become a free agent after the 2012 season, compiled a 14-6 record along with a league-leading 2.10 ERA so far this season.
2013 At a Dodger Stadium press conference, LA announces Vin Scully will continue to broadcast Dodgers’ games for his 65th consecutive season. Some of the historic moments the Hall of Fame broadcaster has called include Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, 19 no-hitters, four thrown by Sandy Koufax, and Hank Aaron’s 715th home run, and Kirk Gibson’s dramatic walk-off in the 1988 Fall Classic.
2019 After two and a half innings, Miami, wearing futuristic uniforms, trails Philadelphia, 7-0, before tying the game with a seven-run outburst in the third frame. The Fish build an eight-run margin in the highest-scoring game in the history of Marlins Park, beating the Phillies, 19-11.
WORLD SERIES HISTORY-1964
St. Louis Cardinals (4) vs New York Yankees (3)
After another devastating loss in the previous year’s Classic, a different New York Yankees team returned to represent the American League in 1964. Yogi Berra had replaced Ralph Houk at the helm and under his guidance, the Yanks managed to barely win the American League pennant by a single game over the Chicago White Sox.
It was the fifteenth World Series for the former Yankee catcher as Berra had first appeared in the contest in 1947 and went on play in a record seventy-five games before his last outing in 1963. Many of his former teammates had remained in New York as Mickey Mantle prepared to play in his twelfth postseason exhibition, Whitey Ford entered his eleventh and Bobby Richardson posted his ninth appearance.
Roger Maris, who was only in his fifth season as a Yankee, had never missed the World Series since donning the blue pinstripes. Their opponents, the St. Louis Cardinals had just missed the previous year’s contest by finishing six games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers (who had dethroned the once-mighty Yankees in a four game sweep) and were determined to follow suite. Much like their American League rivals though, the Cards had a lot of luck to thank for their latest post-season opportunity. First the Nationals lost their General Manager in mid-August, but managed to climb from fifth to first (with considerable help from the Philadelphia Phillies, who blew a 6½ game league lead with twelve games to play).
Whitey Ford, always a postseason standout, held onto a 4-2 lead going into the sixth inning of the opener, but St. Louis right fielder Mike Shannon hammered a long two run homer off the veteran lefty and when catcher Tim McCarver followed with a double, the thirty-five year-old Ford was through for the day, and (because of arm problems) the Series. The 9-5 loss of Game 1 as well as their #1 ace should have been a sign for what was to come as the Yanks were now experiencing a new kind of streak… a losing one. The opening fiasco was their fifth consecutive loss in World Series play and for the first time (in a long time) the Yankees were the underdogs.
In an attempt to jumpstart his team, Berra gave the Game 2 ball to an up-and-coming rookie named Mel Stottlemyre who went against Cardinal ace Bob Gibson. Stottlemyre had thrown strong down the home stretch (after getting called up from Richmond in August) and was a deciding factor for New York in the close American League pennant race. Both pitchers stood firm until Gibson left the game and his relief surrendered four ninth inning runs for an 8-3 loss that put the “Bombers” back in the race.
Game 3 followed the same script as veteran Curt Simmons and the Yankees’ Jim Bouton were locked in a 1-1 tie through eight innings. Manager Johnny Keane used a pinch-hitter for Simmons in the ninth as the Cards threatened, but failed, to score. Barney Schultz, a clutch reliever for St. Louis, entered the game in the bottom of the ninth and threw one pitch, which Mantle promptly launched into the right-field stands for the 2-1 win.
Ray Sadecki started Game 4 against the Yanks Al Downing, but was taken for three quick first inning runs. Downing faired better and protected the lead going into the fifth, but the lefty was nailed by Ken Boyer for a grand-slam in the following inning. With relievers Roger Craig and Ron Taylor combining for 8 2/3 innings of two hit, scoreless relief, St. Louis went on to even the Series with a 4-3 victory.
Bob Gibson returned for Game 5 and was one out away from a 2-0 victory when the Yanks’ Tom Tresh ripped a two run homer that tied it up. Gibson prevailed however, after Tim McCarver came up huge with a three run blast off of Yanks reliever Pete Mikkelsen for the 5-3 victory. Game 6 witnessed yet another nail-biter as the contest remained tied 1-1 going into the sixth. This time it was the Yankees coming up big with two consecutive home runs by Mantle and Maris and a grand slam by Joe Pepitone off reliever Gordon Richardson in the eighth. When it was over, New York had won 8-3 while staying alive and forcing a final Game 7.
Stottlemyre and Gibson both returned for the climatic finale and held each other scoreless through three innings. Then the Cardinals broke loose for three runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth, touched off by a home run by Lou Brock. Brock (a mid-June acquisition from the Cubs) proved to be a brilliant investment during the regular season after stealing thirty-three bases and batting .348 in one-hundred three games. Mantle responded with a three run homer in the sixth and Clete Boyer and Phil Linz both followed “The Mick’s” lead in the ninth. Despite their efforts, Gibson stood tall and finished the complete-game with a 7-5 Cardinal triumph.
The Boyer brothers had both come up big for their respective teams and set a record as the first set of brothers to hit home runs in the same Series. Ken had contributed two for St. Louis and Clete added one for New York (with one for each coming in the same game). For the Cardinals, it was the end of a long postseason drought as they had not appeared in the Fall Classic since 1946. For the Yankees, it was the end of an era as the perennial champions were about to start a drought of their own.
Within two years, the American League dynasty would fall from first to last and it would be several years before returning to their former glory (twelve years). It was the last World Series appearance for many regulars including Mantle (who set the all-time Series home run record at eighteen), Ford, Richardson, Kubek and Boyer. Howard would appear in the Classic once more (with the Boston Red Sox) and Maris was destined to play in two more with the Cardinals. Both managers were no longer at the helm after the Series (Berra was fired & Keane resigned), but in a strange twist, it would be the unemployed Cardinals skipper Johnny Keane who resurfaced in a Yankees uniform as Yogi Berra’s replacement.
ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-1973
In 1973 the Midsummer Classic celebrated it’s 40th Anniversary with a game that was special as it marked the final All-Star appearance of Willie Mays who many consider to be the greatest all-round performer in All-Star history. During his twenty-four appearances, he hit .307, had twenty-three hits, including three home runs, three triples and two doubles. More than just a threat at the plate, he was also responsible for many highlights on the field with spectacular defensive play.
As part of the festivities, surviving members from the first 1933 game attended including Carl Hubbell, Bill Hallahan, Lefty Gomez, Dick Bartel, Lefty Grove, Joe Cronin, Jimmie Dykes and Charlie Gehringer.
In keeping with the historical theme, the American League started out in the lead, but was unable to hold onto it. Trailing 1-0 in the third, the National League scored two runs and went on scoring steadily. Bobby Bonds entered the game during the fourth inning to replace starter Billy Williams then proceeded to smack a two run homer during his first at-bat in the fifth inning off California’s Bill Singer. He secured his Most Valuable Player Award in the seventh inning when he ran out a lazy single for a very exciting double.
Many fans felt that the All-Star Game was becoming too predictable once again and many of their favorite regulars had begun to retire. This trend would affect the attendance and enthusiasm that surrounded the festivities, but a new group of up and coming superstars were about to give the game a new breathe of life.
TODAY IN FOOTBALL HISTORY
August 23, 1946 – The Chicago College All-Star game took place on this date at Soldier Field as the All-Stars shocked the NFL champion LA Rams 16-0 in front of a crowd of 97,380 fans. The games MVP was college player Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch, a running back from Wisconsin University.
August 23, 1985 – A court in Louisville, KY awarded football legend Paul Hornung $1,160,000 paid by the NCAA in a suit that Hornung sued the Association when they disallowed him to be a broadcast analyst on collegiate football games due to allegedly betting on games in his past.
August 23, 2003 – The renovated Lambeau Field re-opens, in Green Bay, Wisconsin as the Packers hosted the Panthers in a preseason contest. The Green Bay fans were treated to the opening of the Atrium and also received an additional 10,000 seats for patrons to watch the game. The improvements also gave the opportunity for the legendary venue to host not just the 10 home Packers games every year, but almost 700 other events during the year as well!
August 23, 2020 – The NFL learns that 77 out of 77 positive COVID-19 tests recorded over the past few days were all in fact FALSE Positives and none of the players had contracted the disease.
August 23, 2020 – The Baltimore Ravens released 7 time Pro Bowl Safety Earl Thomas for conduct detrimental to the team, after he got into a fight with a teammate and had caused a rift in the locker room.
HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY’S
August 23, 1874 – Harrisburg, PA – Yale guard Bill Hickock is born on this day. “Wild Bill” was twice selected to the All-American Team in 1893 & 1894. The legendary player was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in the induction class of 1971.
August 23, 1934 – Wilmington, North Carolina -Sonny Jurgensen was a former quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins. Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined the fantastic quarterback in the class of 1983. Sonny attended Duke University where in his first season playing for the Blue Devils he had a bigger impact as a DB than a QB, registering a total of five interceptions. In later years he went on to start at QB and was eventually drafted into the NFL by the Eagles. As a back- up in 1960, behind Norm Van Brocklin, Jurgensen won his only NFL Championship.
August 23, 1945 – Griffin, Georgia – Rayfield Wright was an offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys for 13 seasons. The blocker from Fort Valley State known as “Big Cat” was drafted in the 7th round of the 1967 NFL Draft. He was enshrined with a bronze bust in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
August 23, 1968 – Oceola, Arkansas – Cortez Kennedy was a 1989 All-American defensive tackle from the University of Miami. He went on after college to have a great 11 year career with the Seattle Seahawks, who selected him as the 3rd pick in the 1990 NFL Draft and was named as an All-Pro five times. Kennedy was the 1992 NFL Defensive Player of the Year after recording 14 sacks. Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined this great player in 2012.
SPORTS BY THE NUMBERS
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August 23, 1907 – Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Howie Camnitz no-hit the New York Giants roster, in a 1-0 in 5 inning game at the Polo Grounds in New York City
August 23, 1936 – A 17 year old Cleveland Indians future Baseball HOF pitcher Bob Feller’s debut in a MLB game resulted in him striking out 15 St Louis Browns in 4-1 win at League Park, Cleveland. Feller wore the Number 9 on his uniform that day.
August 23, 1942 – In the spirit of charity, Walter Johnson pitched to Number 3, Babe Ruth in pregame attraction that drew 69,000 for New York Yankee versus Washington MLB doubleheader at Yankee Stadium. The exhibition of the legends helped to raise a cool $80,000 for Army-Navy relief
August 23, 1953 – A man named Phil Grate allegedly set a record for throwing a baseball with a toss of 443’3″.
August 23, 1970 – Roberto Clemente, Number 21 of the Pittsburgh Pirates produced his record second straight 5-hit game
August 23, 1972 – Chicago’s Dick Allen, Number 15 is 4th (Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg, and Alex Johnson) to homer into Comiskey Park’s center field bleachers
August 23, 1992 – Dennis Eckersley, Number 43 of the Oakland A’s had another big year. Eck previously set record for most consecutive saves (40), on this day became the first pitcher to record 40 saves in 4 different seasons
August 23, 1993 – Atlanta Braves teammates Fred McGriff (Number 27) and David Justice (Number 23) became just the sixth duo to hit back-to-back home runs twice in same game.
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