LA Clippers 116 Phoenix 102
Tampa Bay 5 Montréal 1
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
LA Angels 5 NY Yankees 3
Boston 6 Kansas City 5
Cleveland 13 Detroit 5
Baltimore 9 Houston 7
Minnesota at Chicago White Sox postponed
Colorado 2 Pittsburgh 0
Cincinnati 12 Philadelphia 4
Washington 8 NY Mets 4
Milwaukee 14 Chicago Cubs 4
St. Louis 7 Arizona 1
LA Dodgers 3 San Francisco 2
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COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES
Vanderbilt 8 Mississippi State 2
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Friday, Aug. 20
Bedford NL at Martinsville, 7 pm
Columbus East at Whiteland, 7 pm
Danville at Franklin, 7 pm
Franklin Central at Perry Meridian, 7 pm
Greenwood at Bloomington North, 7 pm
Lebanon at Mooresville, 7 pm
New Palestine at Decatur Central, 7 pm
Plainfield at Greenfield, 7:30 pm
Friday, Aug. 27
Decatur Central at Center Grove, 7 pm
Franklin at Mount Vernon, 7 pm
Greenwood at Indian Creek, 7 pm
Martinsville at Bloomington South, 7 pm
Mooresville at Danville, 7 pm
Perry Meridian at Southport, 7 pm
Tri-West at Plainfield, 7 pm
Whiteland at Lawrence North, 7 pm
Friday, Sep. 3
Decatur Central at Whiteland ©, 7 pm
Franklin at Perry Meridian ©, 7 pm
Greenwood at Martinsville ©, 7 pm
Plainfield at Mooresville ©, 7 pm
Friday, Sep. 10
Martinsville at Decatur Central ©, 7 pm
Mooresville at Greenwood ©, 7 pm
Perry Meridian at Plainfield ©, 7 pm
Whiteland at Franklin ©, 7 pm
Friday, Sep. 17
Decatur Central at Mooresville ©, 7 pm
Franklin at Martinsville ©, 7 pm
Greenwood at Plainfield ©, 7 pm
Whiteland at Perry Meridian ©, 7 pm
Friday, Sep. 24
Martinsville at Whiteland ©, 7 pm
Mooresville at Franklin ©, 7 pm
Perry Meridian at Greenwood ©, 7 pm
Plainfield at Decatur Central ©, 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 1
Decatur Central at Greenwood ©, 7 pm
Franklin at Plainfield ©, 7 pm
Martinsville at Perry Meridian ©, 7 pm
Whiteland at Mooresville ©, 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 8
Greenwood at Franklin ©, 7 pm
Mooresville at Martinsville ©, 7 pm
Perry Meridian at Decatur Central ©, 7 pm
Plainfield at Whiteland ©, 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 15
Franklin at Decatur Central ©, 7 pm
Martinsville at Plainfield ©, 7 pm
Mooresville at Perry Meridian ©, 7 pm
Whiteland at Greenwood ©, 7 pm
NORTH CENTRAL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 20
Anderson at Yorktown, 7 pm
Connersville at Richmond, 7 pm
Guerin at McCutcheon, 7 pm
Harrison at Terre Haute South, 7 pm
Tech at Washington, 7 pm
Lafayette Jeff at West Lafayette, 7:30 pm
Muncie Central at Delta, 7:30 pm
New Bremen (Ohio) at Marion, 7 pm
Peru at Logansport, 7 pm
Western at Kokomo, 7 pm
Friday, Aug. 27
Tech at Terre Haute North, 7 pm
Kokomo at Plymouth, 7 pm
Lafayette Jeff at Lawrence Central, 7 pm
Logansport at Northwestern, 7 pm
Marion at Mississinewa, 7 pm
McCutcheon at West Lafayette, 7:30 pm
Pendleton Heights at Anderson, 7 pm
Richmond at Shelbyville, 7 pm
Westfield at Harrison, 7 pm
Yorktown at Muncie Central, 7 pm
Friday, Sep. 3
Harrison at Logansport ©, 7 pm
Tech at Richmond ©, 7 pm
Kokomo at Marion ©, 7 pm
McCutcheon at Lafayette Jeff ©, 7 pm
Muncie Central at Anderson ©, 7 pm
Friday, Sep. 10
Anderson at Marion ©, 7 pm
Kokomo at McCutcheon ©, 7 pm
Lafayette Jeff at Harrison ©, 7 pm
Logansport at Tech ©, 7 pm
Richmond at Muncie Central ©, 7 pm
Friday, Sep. 17
Harrison at Anderson ©, 7 pm
Tech at Muncie Central ©, 7 pm
Lafayette Jeff at Kokomo ©, 7 pm
Marion at Richmond ©, 7 pm
McCutcheon at Logansport ©, 7 pm
Friday, Sep. 24
Anderson at Kokomo ©, 7 pm
Tech at McCutcheon ©, 7 pm
Marion at Lafayette Jeff ©, 7 pm
Muncie Central at Harrison ©, 7:30 pm
Richmond at Logansport ©, 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 1
Anderson at Tech ©, 7 pm
Harrison at McCutcheon ©, 7 pm
Lafayette Jeff at Richmond ©, 7 pm
Logansport at Kokomo ©, 7 pm
Muncie Central at Marion ©, 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 8
Kokomo at Harrison ©, 7 pm
Logansport at Lafayette Jeff ©, 7 pm
Marion at Tech ©, 7 pm
McCutcheon at Muncie Central ©, 7 pm
Richmond at Anderson ©, 7 pm
Friday, Oct. 15
Anderson at Logansport ©, 7 pm
Harrison at Richmond ©, 7 pm
Tech at Kokomo ©, 7 pm
McCutcheon at Marion ©, 7 pm
Muncie Central at Lafayette Jeff ©, 7:30 pm
ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
(FEATURE GAME IN BOLD)
Saturday, August 28
Hawaii at UCLA, 3:30, ESPN
Wednesday, September 1
UAB vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30, ESPN
Thursday, September 2
Boise State at UCF, 7:00, ESPN
Citadel at Coastal Carolina, 7:00, ESPN+
Long Island at FIU, 7:00, ESPN3
Wagner at Buffalo, 7:00, ESPN3
Western Illinois at Ball State, 7:00, ESPN+
East Carolina vs Appalachian State (in Charlotte), 7:30, ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa, 7:30, ESPN+
USF at NC State, 7:30, ACC Network
Bowling Green at Tennessee, 8:00, SEC Network
UT Martin at WKU, 8:00, ESPN+
Friday, September 3
North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 6:00, ESPN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest, 7:00 ACC Network
St. Francis at Eastern Michigan, 7:00, ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas, 8:00, ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern, 9:00, ESPN
Colgate at Boston College, 12:00, ACC Network
Oklahoma at Tulane, 12:00, ABC
ULM at Kentucky, 12:00, SEC Network
Western Michigan at Michigan, 12:00, ESPN
Alabama vs. Miami (in Atlanta), 3:30, ABC
Miami University at Cincinnati, 3:30, ESPN+
Northern Iowa at Iowa State, 3:30, ESPN+
West Virginia at Maryland, 3:30, ESPN
Central Michigan at Missouri, 4:00, SEC Network
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State, 4:00, ESPNU
UMass at Pitt, 4:00, ACC Network
Campbell at Liberty, 6:00, ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern, 6:00, ESPN3
Abilene Christian at SMU, 7:00, ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State, 7:00, ESPN+
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State, 7:00, ESPN3
Missouri State at Oklahoma State, 7:00, ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee, 7:00, ESPN3
Nicholls at Memphis, 7:00, ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo, 7:00, ESPN3
Southern at Troy, 7:00, ESPN3
Texas Tech vs. Houston (in NRG Stadium, Houston), 7:00, ESPN
Florida Atlantic at Florida, 7:30, SEC Network
Georgia vs. Clemson (in Charlotte), 7:30, ABC
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech, 7:30, ACC Network
Northwestern State at North Texas, 7:30, ESPN3
William & Mary at Virginia, 7:30, ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M, 8:00, ESPNU
Southern Miss at South Alabama, 8:00, ESPN+
Duquesne at TCU, 8:00, ESPN+
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP, 9:00, ESPN3
BYU vs Arizona (in Las Vegas), 10:30, ESPN
Sunday, September 5
Notre Dame at Florida State, 7:30, ABC
Monday, September 6
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (in Atlanta), 8:00, ESPN
Friday, September 10
Kansas at Coastal Carolina, 7:30, ESPN2
North Carolina A&T at Duke, 8:00, ACC Network
Saturday, September 11
Illinois at Virginia, 11:00, ACC Network
VMI at Kent State, 11:30, SEC Network
Alabama State at Auburn, 12:00, SEC Network
Florida at USF, 12:00, ABC
Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech, 12:00, ESPN3
Miami University at Minnesota, 12:00, ESPNU
Norfolk State at Wake Forest, 12:00, ACC NetworkX
Pitt at Tennessee, 12:00, ESPN
South Carolina at East Carolina, 12:00, ESPN2
Wyoming at Northern Illinois, 1:30, ESPN+
Duquesne at Ohio, 2:00, ESPN3
Middle Tennessee at Virginia Tech, 2:00, ACC NetworkX
Rutgers at Syracuse, 2:00 ACC Network
Robert Morris, at Central Michigan, 3:00, ESPN3
Cal at TCU, 3:30, ESPNU
Iowa at Iowa State, 3:30, ABC
Murray State at Cincinnati, 3:30, ESPN+
Temple at Akron, 3:30, ESPN+
UAB at Georgia, 3:30, ESPN2
Mercer at Alabama, 4:00, ACC Network
South Alabama at Bowling Green, 4:00, ESPN+
Illinois State at Western Michigan, 5:00, ESPN3
Long Island at West Virginia, 5:00, ESPN+
South Carolina State at Clemson, 5:00, ACC Network
Gardner-Webb at Charlotte, 6:00, ESPN3
Lamar at UTSA, 6:00, ESPN3
Bethune-Cookman at UCF, 6:30, ESPN+
North Carolina Central at Marshall, 6:30 ESPN+
Eastern Kentucky at Louisville, 7:00, ACC NetworkX
Grambling at Southern Miss, 7:00, ESPN3
Hampton at Old Dominion, 7:00, ESPN3
Liberty at Troy, 7:00, ESPN+
Memphis at Arkansas State, 7:00, ESPN+
Morgan State at Tulane, 7:00, ESPN+
Nicholls at Louisiana, 7:00, ESPN3
North Texas at SMU, 7:00, ESPN+
SE Louisiana at Louisiana Tech, 7:00, ESPN3
Southern Illinois at Kansas State, 7:00, ESPN+
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech, 7:00, ESPN+
Texas at Arkansas, 7:00, ESPN
Texas Southern at Baylor, 7:00, ESPN+
Texas State at FIU, 7:00, ESPN+
Georgia State at North Carolina, 7:30, ESPN3
Missouri at Kentucky, 7:30, SEC Network
Washington at Michigan, 7:30, ABC
Jacksonville State at Florida State, 8:00, ACC Network
Utah at BYU, 10:15, ESPN
UNLV at Arizona State, 10:30, ESPN2
Thursday, September 16
Ohio at Louisiana, 8:00, ESPN
Friday, September 17
UCF at Louisville, 7:30, ESPN
Saturday, September 18
Albany at Syracuse, 12:00, ACC Network
New Mexico at Texas A&M, 12:00, SEC Network
Western Michigan at Pitt, 12:00, ESPN3
Nevada at Kansas State, 2:05, ESPN+
Baylor at Kansas, 3:30, ESPN+
Bryant at Akron, 3:30, ESPN3
Elon at Appalachian State, 3:30, ESPN+
Long Island at Miami University, 3:30, ESPN+
Colorado State at Toledo, 4:00, ESPNU
Georgia Southern at Arkansas, 4:00, SEC Network
Mississippi State at Memphis, 4:00, ESPN2
Northwestern at Duke, 4:00, ACC Network
Murray State at Bowling Green, 5:00, ESPN3
Fordham at Florida Atlantic, 6:00, ESPN3
Middle Tennessee at UTSA, 6:00, ESPN3
Old Dominion at Liberty, 6:00, ESPN3
Charlotte at Georgia State, 7:00, ESPN+
FIU at Texas Tech, 7:00, ESPN+
Florida A&M at USF, 7:00, ESPN+
Grambling at Houston, 7:00, ESPN+
Incarnate Word at Texas State, 7:00, ESPN3
South Carolina at Georgia, 7:00, ESPN
Troy at Southern Miss, 7:00, ESPN+
Auburn at Penn State, 7:30, ABC
Central Michigan at LSU, 7:30, SEC Network
Furman at NC State, 7:30, ESPN3
Virginia at North Carolina, 7:30, ACC Network
Alcorn State at South Alabama, 8:00, ESPN3
Jackson State at ULM, 8:00, ESPN3
Rice at Texas, 8:00, Longhorn Network
Stanford at Vanderbilt, 8:00, ESPNU
Tulane at Ole Miss, 8:00, ESPN2
Arizona State at BYU, 10:15, ESPN
INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL: Indiana Will Visit Syracuse in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – For the third time in four years, the Indiana University men’s basketball team will hit the road in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge when it travels to Syracuse on Tuesday, November 30. This will be the 23rd year of the challenge and will be the second meeting between the two teams that played for the NCAA Championship, which Indiana won in 1987, in this series. Syracuse defeated the Hoosiers, 69-52, at home in 2013. Since that national title game, the Orange have won the last five meetings.
IU will begin the Mike Woodson Era this season and return three starters including sophomore All-American Trayce Jackson Davis. He was the only major college player to average 19 points and nine rebounds a season ago. Junior guard Rob Phinisee and junior forward Race Thompson are returning starters who also are back.
Syracuse was 18-10 last season and secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year in which the competition was held. The 11th-seeded Orange upset San Diego State and West Virginia and advanced to the Sweet 16 before losing to Final Four bound Houston. Hall of Fame Coach Jim Boeheim is second in all-time Division I coaching triumphs. He is also second on the active games coached list, trailing only Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski in the two categories.
IU is 8-12 all-time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge after falling 69-67 in overtime at #20 Florida State. IU has played a nationally ranked foe in the event for six-straight seasons and eight of the last nine campaigns. The Hoosiers will be looking for their first road win in the series wince winning at NC State, 86-75 in 2011.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 14 games of the event, and all games will also be available to stream via the ESPN app. Start times and network designations will be announced at a later date. The Big Ten has captured the Commissioner’s Cup in each of the last two seasons.
THE IU/SYRACUSE SERIES
(Syracuse leads 5-1)
3/30/87 W 74-73 New Orleans (NCAA Championship)
11/23/88 L 78-102 New York
11/25/90 L 74-77 Lahaina, Maui
11/25/98 L 63-76 Lahaina, Maui
3/28/13 L 50-61 Washington, D.C.
12/3/13 L 52-69 Syracuse, N.Y.
2021 Big Ten/ACC Challenge
Indiana at Syracuse
Florida State at Purdue
Duke at Ohio State
Louisville at Michigan State
Michigan at North Carolina
Nebraska at NC State
Wisconsin at Georgia Tech
Iowa at Virginia
Notre Dame at Illinois
Clemson at Rutgers
Northwestern at Wake Forest
Minnesota at Pitt
Virginia Tech at Maryland
Miami at Penn State
PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Purdue Draws Florida State in Big Ten / ACC Challenge
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – ESPN has announced that Purdue will host Florida State in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 30, in Mackey Arena.
The meeting with the Seminoles marks the third time in the last four years that the two teams will face off against each other. In the 2018 Challenge event, Florida State edged the Boilermakers 73-72 in Tallahassee. Two years ago, Florida State defeated Purdue 63-60 in overtime in the title game of the Emerald Coast Challenge.
Florida State leads the series with Purdue by a 4-0 advantage, including a 2-0 lead in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge. The Seminoles also defeated Purdue in the 2005 event. This will be the first game in series history played in Mackey Arena.
This will be the third matchup between the two teams in the Challenge, equaling the most for Purdue against a single opponent in the Challenge (North Carolina State, Clemson, Florida State).
Florida State posted an 18-7 overall record a year ago, reaching the Sweet 16 (or beyond) for the third straight season. The Seminoles finished second in the ACC regular-season standings, two games behind Virginia in the win column and are ranked in the top 20 in every preseason “way too early” top-25 polls.
The announcement puts a cap on Purdue’s non-conference schedule, which features North Carolina, Florida State, Villanova OR Tennessee, North Carolina State and Butler.
Purdue owns the Big Ten’s best record in the Big Ten / ACC Challenge with an 11-9 record. Florida State is 10-12 all-time in the event, but has won four of its last five games.
Ticket renewals and the ability to be placed on the season ticket wait list are now available on PurdueSports.com, as well as by calling the Hayes Family Athletic Ticket Office at 800.49SPORT.
PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Edey Named to Canada’s U-19 World Cup Team
VICTORIA, B.C. — Team Canada has announced that Purdue sophomore Zach Edey has been selected to represent Canada in the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup in Latvia, joining teammates Jaden Ivey and Caleb Furst as representatives that will be played in Latvia.
In addition, he was named an alternate for the Canadian National Team that will represent the country in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, should they qualify.
Purdue has had major success in the U19 World Cup in each of the last three events. Caleb Swanigan won gold in Greece in 2015, Carsen Edwards won bronze in Egypt in 2017 and Trevion Williams was a gold medalist in Greece in 2019.
This year’s U19 World Cup will be played in Latvia from July 3 to 11.
Edey, a 7-foot, 4-inch center from Toronto, was one of the nation’s biggest surprises as a freshman in 2020-21.
He was named to the Big Ten’s All-Freshman Team, after averaging 8.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 59.7 percent from the field, the second-best percentage by a freshman in school history. He also shot 71.4 percent from the free throw line.
Edey blocked 30 shots, good for eighth on the Purdue freshman single-season list, and was one of three freshmen nationally to average 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds, block 30 shots and shoot at least 57.5 percent from the field (Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson and USC’s Evan Mobley).
He was named to the freshman All-America team by CollegeInsider.com and was twice named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 30, March 8).
Per 40 minutes, Edey averaged 23.8 points and 12.2 rebounds per game.
NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL: IRISH WILL FACE ILLINOIS IN 2021 ACC/BIG TEN CHALLENGE
(NOTRE DAME RELEASE)
he University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team has been paired with Illinois for the 2021 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Irish will travel to the State Farm Center in Champaign, Illinois, on Monday, November 29, 2021, to take on the Illini (tip time and television network will be announced at a later date).
The 2021 matchup will mark the third between Notre Dame and Illinois in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In 2015-16, the Irish spoiled the opening of the State Farm Center with an 84-79 victory and then took down Illinois 76-74 at Purcell Pavilion during the 2018-19 event.
Notre Dame is 4-4 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Illinois is 9-13. Last season, the Irish fell to Ohio State at Purcell Pavilion 90-85, while Illinois defeated Duke 83-68 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The ACC is 12-7-3 all-time in the event, but the Big Ten has won the last two challenges in 2020 and 2019.
The Notre Dame – Illinois basketball series dates back to 1922 when the Illini claimed two victories on back-to-back days (Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 1922). The two teams met regularly through the 1960s, but have only met three times (2003, 2015, 2018 – all Notre Dame victories) since 1973. Illinois leads the all-time series 27-15 and 11-2 on their home court.
The game with Illinois is the first non-conference game of the 2021-22 season to be confirmed, with many more coming over the next couple of months. The Irish will take part in the 2021 Maui Invitational (pairings are still to be determined) and will compete in 20 Atlantic Coast Conference games. Notre Dame will take on Boston College, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Louisville, NC State and Pittsburgh in a home-and-home ACC series this coming season. They will play host to Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse and Virginia. The Irish will make road trips to Florida State, Miami, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
OHIO STATE MBK: Buckeyes to Host Duke in Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State is set to host ACC-power Duke on Nov. 30 as part of the 2021 Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge. The entire challenge will be televised on the ESPN family of networks and tip-times will be announced at a later date.
This will be the fourth meeting between the two storied programs in the Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge. Duke won the first meeting in 2002 in Greensboro, N.C., which was the Buckeyes’ first appearance in the annual event. The teams then split the meetings in 2011 and 2012, with each team winning on its home court.
Overall, this will be Ohio State’s 20th appearance in the Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge, which began in 1999. The Buckeyes are 8-11 all-time and have won their matchup each of the last two seasons. OSU trounced another ACC blue-blood North Carolina 74-49 in Chapel Hill in 2019 and then took down Notre Dame 90-85 in South Bend last season. See below for the full listing of Ohio State’s games in the challenge.
Ohio State and Duke will be playing for the eighth time overall. Duke leads the series 4-3 and won the most recent meeting, 73-68, in Durham in 2012. The Buckeyes lost at home to the Blue Devils in 1964 and then won the only other meeting at the Schottenstein Center, 85-63, in a No. 2 vs. No. 3 matchup in 2011. In six of the previous seven meetings, one, if not both, of the teams have been ranked in the Top 10.
Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann, who is in his fifth season with the Buckeyes, will be facing Duke and Hall of Fame head coach Mike Krzyzewski for the first time in his career. Krzyzewski has announced that this will be his final season on the sidelines with the Blue Devils.
The rest of Ohio State’s non-conference schedule will be announced later this summer.
Ohio State in the Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge (8-11)
12/3/02 Ohio State vs. No. 4 Duke L 76-91
12/2/03 Ohio State No. 13 Georgia Tech L 53-73
12/1/04 Ohio State at Clemson L 73-80
11/28/05 Ohio State Virginia Tech W 69-59
11/29/06 No. 3 Ohio State at No. 7 North Carolina L 89-98
11/29/07 Ohio State No. 1 North Carolina L 55-66
12/2/08 Ohio State at No. 21 Miami (Fla.) W 73-68
12/2/09 No. 15 Ohio State No. 21 Florida State W 77-64
11/30/10 No. 2 Ohio State at Florida State W 58-44
11/29/11 No. 2 Ohio State No. 3 Duke W 85-63
11/28/12 No. 4 Ohio State at No. 2 Duke L 68-73
12/4/13 No. 5 Ohio State Maryland W 76-60
12/2/14 No. 14 Ohio State at No. 5 Louisville L 55-64
12/1/15 Ohio State No. 10 Virginia L 58-64
11/30/16 Ohio State at No. 7 Virginia L 61-63
11/29/17 Ohio State Clemson L 65-79
11/28/18 No. 16 Ohio State Syracuse L 62-72
12/4/19 No. 6 Ohio State at No. 7 North Carolina W 74-49
12/8/20 No. 23 Ohio State at Notre Dame W 90-85
NOTRE DAME GETS TOP 100 PLAYER FOR 2023
Tampa Berkley Prep DE Keon Keely announced he will play his college football at Notre Dame. Keeley made the announcement Monday via Twitter.
Keeley made a visit to Notre Dame earlier this year and is considered a 4-star recruit by 247Sports. He is 6’5” 230 pounds and also received offers from Florida, Florida State and Miami.
NOTRE DAME BASEBALL: KAVADAS AND KOHLHEPP NAMED ALL-AMERICANS BY D1BASEBALL
(NOTRE DAME RELEASE)
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The awards keep flowing in for the Irish following their best season in almost 20 years. Senior first baseman Niko Kavadas picked up another first team All-America honor by D1Baseball Monday morning while sophomore reliever Tanner Kohlhepp earned third team All-America honors. The Irish were one of nine teams to have multiple All-Americans honors.
Kavadas broke the single season record for home runs with 22 on the season, surpassing Frank Jacobs record of 20 back in 1991. The 22 home runs ranks third nationally and he leads the NCAA in home runs per game (0.47). He broke Jacobs’ record during the South Bend Regional when he hit five home runs in three games on the way to earning the Most Outstanding Player of the regional.
He currently sits at 66 home runs for his career which is tied for second all-time with Brant Ust. Kavadas also ranks second all-time for single season slugging percentage as he finished the 2021 season with a .767 mark.
Kohlhepp was the do-it-all reliever for the Irish as he led the team in appearances (23) while finishing second on the team in wins (7), innings pitched (61.1) and strikeouts (65). Kohlhepp had high marks in the ACC as he was third in the conference in opponent batting average with .195 and ranked fifth in ERA with 3.08. Kohlhepp was one of three Irish pitchers to finish in the Top-10 in ERA among qualified pitchers in the ACC.
This is Kohlhepp’s first All-American honor of his collegiate career. This year, he was a first team All-ACC honoree with Kavadas. Kohlhepp was also named to the first team All-Region by the ABCA.
This is the fifth All-America honor for Kavadas this season and the sixth total for his career. He was a preseason All-American by Baseball America (Third Team) and Perfect Game (Second Team) heading into the 2021 season. Kavadas earned first team All-American honors from Baseball America and Perfect Game following the season. Kavadas was also named a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Award for his play this season.
OHIO STATE MSOC: Buckeyes Open 2021 Fall Season with Wolstein Classic
COLUMBUS, Ohio –The Ohio State men’s soccer team resumes competition this fall, during its traditional season, after a shortened campaign during the spring of 2021.
The 2021 Spring season was played after the 2020 Fall season was delayed by the Big Ten Conference because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brian Maisonneuve will guide the Buckeyes to start his fourth season in Columbus as head coach when Ohio State plays host to Memphis and UAB in the Bert and Iris Wolstein Soccer Classic at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Aug. 27 and 29, respectively.
The annual Wolstein Classic, now in its 15th year, is named for the family that first brought professional soccer to Ohio in 1979. The Wolstein’s are major contributors to Ohio State. Their generosity resulted in the naming of the field in their honor at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State then travels to Bloomington, Indiana, to face Xavier (Sept. 3) and Creighton (Sept. 6) at the IU Classic.
Home games follow against Akron (Sept. 15), Cleveland State (Sept. 21), Maryland (Sept. 24) to start the Big Ten Conference portion of the 2021 schedule, and Bowling Green (Sept. 29) to round out the non-conference schedule.
The first road game in Big Ten regular-season play takes place at Northwestern Oct. 3.
Three additional home games vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 8), Penn State (Oct. 22) and Michigan (Oct. 26) along with road games at Indiana (Oct. 12), Michigan State (Oct. 17) and Rutgers (Oct. 31) complete the 16-game regular season.
Ohio State will play two exhibition games at home in advance of the Wolstein Classic. The Buckeyes will play Ohio Dominican Aug. 16 and Butler Aug. 21. Both games will start at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State finished the 2021 Spring Season with a 3-6-1 record.
2021 Fall Men’s Soccer Schedule
16 Mon. OHIO DOMINICAN (Exh.)7 p.m.
21 Sat. BUTLER (Exh.) 7 p.m.
27 Fri. 1-MEMPHIS 7 p.m.
29 Sun. 1-UAB 4 p.m.
3 Fri. 2-Xavier 5 p.m.
6 Mon. 2-Creighton 5 p.m.
10 Fri. at West Virginia 7 p.m.
15 Wed. 3-AKRON 7 p.m.
21 Sun. CLEVELAND STATE 7 p.m.
24 Fri. MARYLAND* 7 p.m.
29 Wed. BOWLING GREEN 7 p.m.
3 Sun. at Northwestern* 4 p.m.
8 Fri. WISCONSIN* 7 p.m.
12 Tues. at Indiana* 7:30 p.m.
17 Sun. at Michigan State* TBD
22 Fri. PENN STATE* 7 p.m.
26 Tues. MICHIGAN* 7 p.m.
31 Sun. at Rutgers* 1 p.m.
TBA Big Ten Tournament
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Big 1st inning sends Vandy past MSU 8-2 in CWS finals opener
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Mississippi State had the crowd. Vanderbilt had a big lead and Jack Leiter on the mound, and that was plenty Monday night.
The Commodores rode a seven-run first inning to an 8-2 victory in Game 1 of the College World Series finals to move within a win of a second straight national championship.
Fans in Mississippi State maroon overwhelmingly outnumbered Commodores supporters in the crowd of 24,052, many showing up early for tailgating and ringing cowbells in the parking lots.
Inside TD Ameritrade Park, some of the MSU faithful taunted the superfan known as the “Vandy Whistler” by chanting “Let’s Go State” after each of his series of three quick whistles between pitches.
“I think we had an idea what the stadium environment was going to be like,” Leiter said. “Our fans were amazing all night. Of course, the Mississippi State fans, you’ve got to tip your cap to that fanbase because it’s pretty awesome the support they give their team. Our offense came out of the chute really hot, so that quieted them down a little bit.”
The Commodores (49-16) scored their seven first-inning runs off Christian MacLeod and Chase Patrick after Mississippi State (48-18) had taken a 1-0 lead in the top half on Kamren James’ homer into the left-field bleachers.
McLeod struggled for a second straight CWS start and got only two outs. The redshirt freshman left-hander walked two of the first three batters and hit two in a row to bring in Vandy’s first run. CJ Rodriguez’s two-run single and Isaiah Thomas’ RBI double brought on Patrick. Jayson Gonzalez greeted him with a three-run homer.
McLeod (6-6) lasted only 1 1/3 innings against Virginia last Tuesday in what at the time was his shortest outing of the season.
“Tough first inning. We just couldn’t get out of it,” Bulldogs coach Chris Lemonis said. “We gave them too many freebies there in the first. When you give Jack Leiter seven runs in the first – a great pitcher, which he is – he just took it and ran with it.”
Leiter (11-4), the national strikeouts leader and a projected top-five pick in the Major League Baseball draft next month, allowed two runs and three hits and fanned eight in six innings. Nick Maldonado pitched three innings of shutout relief for his ninth save.
“Jack certainly set the tone tonight,” Vandy coach Tim Corbin said. “He pitched very well. It was tough pitching, too. That team does not give in. They fight you on every pitch. They make it very difficult. He was able to kill momentum at several points.”
The Commodores didn’t do much offensively after the first inning. Three MSU relievers held them hitless over the next five innings.
“I’m not a big moral victory guy, but I did tell our kids I was proud of them afterwards because after the first inning, we locked in and played great baseball,” Lemonis said. “They should feel confident in some ways in the fact when we did go out there and execute pitches and make plays, man, we’re right there.”
Vandy won the 2019 title and is trying to become the first back-to-back national champion since 2011, when South Carolina won the second of two straight. There was no CWS last year because of the pandemic.
The Commodores won two of three in the regular-season series against Mississippi State in Nashville.
They advanced to the finals without completing bracket play. North Carolina State was removed from the tournament early Saturday because of COVID-19 protocols and the winner-take-all bracket final matching those teams was declared a no-contest.
Since the best-of-three finals started in 2003, 11 of the 17 Game 1 winners have claimed the national title.
Those raucous Bulldogs fans will be back Tuesday night, and Corbin said his team will be ready for more of the same atmosphere.
Gritty Clippers stave off elimination, beat Suns 116-102
PHOENIX (AP) Paul George had just wrapped up his brilliant night, scoring 41 points to keep the Los Angeles Clippers’ season alive. He shared some hugs and fist bumps with teammates and assistant coaches before he finally got to head coach Tyronn Lue.
There were some words of encouragement. They were also apparently too hot for TV.
“I can’t share that,” George said with a grin, recalling the conversation. “Bleep this and bleep that.”
George set his playoff career high in scoring, Reggie Jackson added 23 and the feisty Clippers staved off elimination by beating the Phoenix Suns 116-102 on Monday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.
The Clippers have been counted out multiple times in this postseason. That continues to be a mistake.
“The group of guys we’ve got, I love those guys. They compete every single night no matter who is on the floor,” Lue said. “The work’s not done, but we came into a hostile environment and got a gritty win.
“We’ve got to do it again two more times.”
The series moves back to LA with the Suns holding a 3-2 advantage. Game 6 is Wednesday.
The short-handed Clippers were playing without two-time NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard and center Ivica Zubac, who missed his first game of the season with an MCL sprain in his right knee. They’ve already fought through two grueling series wins in these playoffs, coming back from 2-0 deficits to beat both the Dallas Mavericks and Utah Jazz.
Now they’re trying to claw back against the Suns. Game 5 was a good start.
George was fantastic after a tough shooting night in Game 4, pouring in 20 points in the third quarter. He finished 15 of 20 from the field, including 3 of 6 from 3-point range and added 13 rebounds and six assists.
“If they were going to finish this series, they were going to have to work for it,” George said. “That’s just the mentality we had. We weren’t going to back down. We weren’t going to throw in the towel. The fact of the matter is they’ve got to beat us.”
Marcus Morris Sr., who played for Phoenix earlier in his career, added 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting.
The Suns trailed by as many as 15 points during the first half but took their first advantage in the third when Chris Paul knocked down a 16-foot jumper for a 62-61 lead. The Clippers responded with the next 10 points and then started sinking 3-pointers. George hit back-to-back 3s and Patrick Beverley added one to push LA ahead 82-70, gesturing to the Suns crowd as he jogged back down the court.
It was the common theme of the night: Every time the Suns got some momentum, the Clippers were there to squash it in a hurry.
The Clippers took a 91-78 lead into the fourth. The Suns pulled within 98-94 with 6:58 left but LA responded with a 10-2 run and pulled away for the win.
Devin Booker led the Suns with 31 points. Paul – who is trying to go to the NBA Finals for the first time in his 16-year career – added 22 points and eight assists. Deandre Ayton had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
“We’ve got to be better,” Paul said. “They came out and they were the aggressors. They looked like us in Game 4. They hit us, they were too comfortable and we’ve got to be better.”
The Clippers played inspired basketball in the first half, jumping out to an 20-5 lead by halfway through the first quarter. Jackson threw down a huge one-handed jam during the run and LA hit nine of its first 11 shots.
“It is just unacceptable the way we started the game,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “It was a big hole for us. It is pretty obvious that we can’t play with the show-up mentality. We showed up in the first quarter and they played with desperation.”
Morris was 6 of 7 in the first and Jackson made a layup at the buzzer to give the Clippers a 36-26 advantage going into the second.
The Suns cut the advantage to 44-42 midway through the second but the Clippers rallied again to push ahead by 10. Booker hit a 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer to cut the Clippers’ advantage 59-52.
Morris had 20 points in the first half.
The Suns are trying to make their first NBA Finals since 1993. The Clippers have never been this far in the postseason.
Kucherov leads Lightning over Canadiens 5-1 in Game 1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Nothing Nikita Kucherov accomplishes on the ice seems to surprise the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Three days after returning from an injury to help the defending champions get back to hockey’s grandest stage, the playoff scoring leader had two goals and an assist Monday night to pace a 5-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
“He’s playing like a beast right now,” Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said.
Kucherov boosted his postseason-leading point total to 30 (seven goals, 23 assists) in 18 games after missing the entire regular season while recovering from hip surgery. His latest exploits come on the heels of a gritty Game 7 performance in the semifinals against the New York Islanders.
“It was tough mentally not being able to play, but it’s all in the past,” said Kucherov, who missed most of Game 6 against the Islanders after taking a cross-check to the lower back. “I’m really enjoying the moment. Happy to be with the boys. Just excited to play in the Final.”
Kucherov put the Lightning up 3-1 early in the third period with a fluky goal that Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot tried to bat down with his hand before it wound up in the net. He scored again at 11:25 of the third, then assisted on Stamkos’ power-play goal that made it 5-1 with just over a minute to go.
The Canadiens had not given up a power-play goal in an NHL playoff-record 13 consecutive games.
It was a solid start for the Lightning, who had never won the opener of a Stanley Cup Final before Monday night.
Nevertheless, it was just one game.
“We keep preaching to the guys you’re not going to win a series in one night. It’s not how it goes,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “There’s curveballs and sliders, fastballs and they’re all thrown at you at different times. But if you just keep consistent with your game, we trust that good things will happen.”
Game 2 is Wednesday night in Tampa.
Castellanos hits slam as Reds rally past Phillies 12-4
CINCINNATI (AP) After crushing a grand slam in the seventh inning Monday night, Nick Castellanos thrust his fist in the air as the crowd at Great American Ball Park chanted “MVP! MVP!”
He is certainly making a case.
Castellanos had three hits and a career-high seven RBIs, helping the Cincinnati Reds rally for a 12-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Castellanos, who leads the majors with a .347 batting average, heard more “MVP” chants when he doubled home a run in the eighth.
“I’m not going to lie – (it’s) inspiring,” Castellanos said of the “MVP” cheers.
Cincinnati trailed 4-2 before Castellanos connected for his sixth career grand slam, driving a 1-1 fastball from Neftali Feliz (0-1) deep to center.
It was Feliz’s first big league appearance since 2017. He came on after Bailey Falter pitched four innings of one-run ball in relief of Spencer Howard.
“We liked Neftali against that group of guys, and it didn’t work out,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said.
The Reds added six more in the eighth, blowing it open against the Phillies’ sputtering bullpen. Eugenio Suarez and Tyler Stephenson scored on a throwing error by reliever Enyel De Los Santos. Castellanos drove in Jonathan India with a two-out double, and Joey Votto added a solo drive.
Alec Bohm and Ronald Torreyes each drove in two runs for the Phillies, who have lost two straight and six of eight.
Heath Hembree (2-3) pitched a scoreless inning for the win.
“So many good things happened,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Big night from Nick, of course. Also, every position player who played tonight reached base. We had a bunch of singles to keep things going, and then some big hits.”
Brewers score 10 in 8th, beat Cubs 14-4 for 6th straight win
MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers earned their sixth straight win by producing their biggest inning since manager Craig Counsell’s playing days.
Willy Adames and Keston Hiura each hit a three-run homer during a 10-run outburst in the eighth that lifted the Brewers to a 14-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Monday night.
The Brewers hadn’t scored that many runs in a single inning since getting 10 in the first in an 11-7 triumph at Washington on April 18, 2010. That particular 10-run outburst included a grand slam from Counsell, who was playing shortstop that day.
“I remember it was a long time ago,” Counsell quipped. “That was a good day also.”
Avisail Garcia homered and drove in three runs for the Brewers. Jace Peterson went 3 for 4 and scored three runs. Hiura had two hits and four RBIs.
The Brewers extended their NL Central lead to four games by winning amid a raucous atmosphere at American Family Field, with Cubs fans appearing to make up over half the crowd of 30,251.
“That was probably one of the best wins that I’ve been a part of,” said Adames, who reached the World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays last season. “And it’s just the regular season. That was like the playoffs, you know what I mean? That was impressive.”
Ian Happ and Patrick Wisdom each hit a two-run homer for the Cubs, who have lost four straight.
“I thought we played phenomenal baseball the whole game right there till that bottom of the eighth,” manager David Ross said.
That’s when everything fell apart for the Cubs.
Jackie Bradley Jr. doubled home Peterson to break a 4-all tie and start the Brewers’ eighth-inning flurry. Bradley’s RBI double came after Ryan Tepera (0-2) issued consecutive one-out walks to Peterson and Hiura.
The Brewers poured it on from there.
Ohtani’s 26th homer starts Angels past reeling Yankees 5-3
NEW YORK (AP) Shohei Ohtani pounded his hardest-hit home run of the season in another dismal first inning by Michael King, starting the New York Yankees to yet another distressing defeat in a season overflowing with them.
“That definitely sent the message,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said after Los Angeles beat the troubled Yankees 5-3 on Monday night. “It was just the right way for him to start his trip to New York.”
Left-hander Jose Suarez pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run relief against the heavily right-handed Yankees after Dylan Bundy threw up on the mound because of heat exhaustion.
Ohtani was 0 for 9 in his previous appearances at Yankee Stadium, all three years ago. The two-way sensation connected for a 117.2 mph drive to right on a hanging curveball from King (0-4) in a two-run first that also included Jared Walsh’s RBI double.
The home run was the ninth in 12 games and 26th this season for Ohtani, who is slated to pitch Wednesday night. He tied Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the major league lead, one ahead of San Diego’s Fernando Tatis Jr.
New York, meanwhile, leads the league in is regrouping.
“We just haven’t showed up every night. A lot of spurts of it, but this game, these seasons, this uniform isn’t about spurts. It’s about showing up every night,” said Giancarlo Stanton, who hit his 14th home run in the sixth. “We’re just collectively as a group not performing the way we should.”
Suarez (3-1) entered in the second after Bundy allowed Gio Urshela’s tying home run and Miguel Andujar’s single. With sweat dripping off the bill of his cap, Bundy stepped back off the mound, bent over and vomited on the 90-degree night.
“He told me even after the first inning he did not feel that good but went out in the second and he knew he might get ill and he did. I mean, this guy is as tough as they come,” Maddon said. “He’s fine right now. Everything’s groovy.”
Suarez allowed two hits, struck out five and walked one in his longest big league outing in two years. He kept the Yankees off balance with 22 fastballs, 22 changeups, nine curveballs and three sinkers.
“He is looking like a major league starting pitcher,” Maddon said.
Betts, Muncy early HRs propel Bauer, Dodgers over Giants 3-2
LOS ANGELES (AP) Mookie Betts and Max Muncy hit back-to-back home runs to begin the first inning, leading Trevor Bauer and the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Monday night in a battle of the long ball.
All of the runs at Dodger Stadium came on solo shots. Will Smith also went deep for Los Angeles, which has won four straight.
The homers ended up being enough for the Dodgers, who had only two hits that didn’t leave the yard and got a runner into scoring position just once.
LaMonte Wade Jr. and Brandon Crawford homered for the Giants, who saw their NL West lead over Los Angeles decrease to 2 1/2 games. San Francisco outhit the Dodgers 11-5, but left 11 runners on base and was 0 for 13 with runners in scoring position.
Bauer (8-5) allowed two runs on eight hits in six innings. The right-hander – who has gone at least six innings in all but one of his 17 starts this season – struck out eight and walked one. Kenley Jansen worked the ninth for his 19th save.
Anthony DeSclafani (8-3) saw his woes against the Dodgers continue and his four-start winning streak snapped. The right-hander yielded three runs on five hits with six strikeouts over five innings in his third start against Los Angeles this season.
DeSclafani has surrendered 15 runs in 12 1/3 innings and has a 10.95 ERA against the Dodgers this year. A big reason for the inflated ERA is the 10 runs in 2 2/3 innings on his ledger from an 11-5 loss on May 23.
DeSclafani has a 1.68 ERA in his other 13 starts, with 15 earned runs allowed in 80 1/3 innings.
Betts’ homer to left-center on the third pitch was his 10th of the season. It was the first homer allowed by DeSclafani in four starts.
When Muncy followed with his 16th on a sinker with a 1-2 count, it marked the first time DeSclafani gave up a pair of homers in a game this season.
The previous time the Dodgers hit consecutive homers to start a game was on July 3, 2018.
DeJong homers, Cards break away in 7th to beat D-Backs 7-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul DeJong homered to cap a six-run burst in the seventh inning and the St. Louis Cardinals pulled away from the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 Monday night.
“We were able to break through,” said St. Louis manager Mike Shildt, who picked up his 200th career win.
St. Louis had lost six of seven before beating the team with baseball’s worst record. The Diamondbacks, who have won just once on the road since April 25, have lost 22 of 24 overall.
It was 1-all when Edmundo Sosa opened the St. Louis seventh with a double off reliever Alex Young (2-6) and moved up on a sacrifice. Dylan Carlson hit a line drive just out of the reach of drawn-in second baseman Eduardo Escobar for a go-ahead single.
“I shortened up and got the job done,” Carlson said. “To get rewarded is really nice. We’d like to see that keep going. Hopefully it keeps rolling. It was a great inning for us. We’re all just trying to get the job done.”
Paul Goldschmidt added an RBI single, Yadier Molina hit a two-run double with two outs and DeJong followed with a two-run homer.
Giovanny Gallegos (5-1), the fifth of seven Cardinal pitchers, went one inning.
“I don’t think too much. I stay in the moment,” Gallegos said ” I try to get the hitters out and help the team win games.”
Carlson hit an RBI triple in the third for 1-0 lead. Right fielder Pavin Smith tried to make a diving catch on the ball and it rolled to the wall for Carlson’s third triple this season.
“He’s continued to take good at-bats. He’s a guy who plays the game a little beyond his years,” Shildt said. “He understands what is called for. He’s a player with great awareness. He doesn’t give at-bats away.”
The Diamondbacks tied it when Josh Rojas homered in the fifth to chase Wade LeBlanc.
The 36-year-old LeBlanc pitched 4 1/3 innings in making his first National League start since 2013 when he was with Miami. He took the rotation spot of John Gant, who was moved to the bullpen.
“Be aggressive and throw strikes and get the offense back out there to swing some sticks,” LeBlanc said. “I was prepared to go until they took the ball from me.”
Ramírez’s 5 RBIs help Indians shake off injury, rout Tigers
CLEVELAND (AP) There were stitches in Ernie Clement’s chin, and the Indians rookie infielder already felt scarred by an on-field accident he couldn’t avoid.
Clement was down. Josh Naylor’s words picked him up.
“He just told me to play my heart out,” Clement said.
A day after being shaken by Naylor’s grisly leg injury in Minnesota, the Indians bounced back with a 13-5 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Jose Ramirez homered and drove in five runs, Austin Hedges hit a two-run shot and Clement got two hits and scored three times.
On Sunday, Naylor severely broke his right ankle in a violent collision with Clement, who felt some guilt before exchanging text messages from his injured teammate.
“The words of encouragement from Josh, that meant the world to me because I was involved in that accident and it was really hard,” Clement said. “But you know there is nobody that wanted to be out on that field than Nails tonight, so I just wanted to play my heart out like he told me.”
Naylor will undergo surgery and likely miss the rest of the season.
The 24-year-old’s hustle and positive energy will be tough to replace, but the Indians, who were rattled by seeing him writhe in pain in the outfield grass, have managed to stay competitive despite key injuries to ace Shane Bieber and others.
“Life, and baseball seem to keep challenging us,” Hedges said. “Right when we think something’s going good, another thing kind of happens. But I mean, it’s why you got 26 guys and you got a 40-man (roster). You got guys that come up and it’s their job to come in and pick that guy up that’s lost.”
Ramirez connected for a three-run drive in the fourth inning off rookie Matt Manning (1-2) and the Indians opened a seven-game homestand with a season-high in runs and hits (19).
Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera connected for his 493rd homer, tying him with Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for 28th on the career list. Eddie Murray is next with 504.
Staked to a healthy, early lead, Indians rookie Eli Morgan (1-2) held the Tigers in check for five innings to get his first big league win. Afterward, Morgan was mobbed by his teammates in the clubhouse.
Mike Trout moved to 60-day, out until after All-Star break
NEW YORK (AP) Mike Trout was transferred to the 60-day injured list by the Los Angeles Angels on Monday, ruling out his return until after the All-Star break.
Trout swung a bat Monday in a batting cage for the first time since he strained his right calf on May 17.
“He’s doing really well, actually,” Angels manager Joe Maddon said before a series opener against the New York Yankees. “He’s on pace. He’s on target.”
Trout’s injury is more than 50% healed, Maddon said. Trout will go on a minor league rehabilitation assignment, probably after the All-Star break. He is eligible to return July 17, when the Angels host Seattle in their second game after the break.
An eight-time All-Star and three-time AL MVP, Trout was batting .333 with eight homers and 18 RBIs when he was hurt while running the bases against Cleveland. The outfielder remains on the longer end of the initial timetable of the team, which projected his return in six-to-eight weeks.
Los Angeles optioned infielder infielder Kean Wong to Triple-A Salt Lake after Sunday’s 6-4 win at Tampa Bay and selected the contract of outfielder Scott Schebler from Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.
Schebler, 30, was hitting .281 with eight homers and 31 RBIs in 40 games at Triple-A this season. A seven-year big league veteran, he hit .148 (4 for 27) in 11 games with the Angels from April 19 to May 3.
Outfielder Justin Upton, who hasn’t played since June 22 because of a strain on the lower right side of his back, is improving.
“I think he’s going to be fine. When he’s ready to come off, he should come off,” Maddon said. “He still would not be able to maneuver in the batter’s box like he normally does. But we think within a couple of days that he will.”
NFC FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS
- Dallas….QB Dak Prescott is healthy and that means big things for Dallas.
- Washington…. This is a weak division so Washington has a chance under head coach Ron Rivera
- New York….It’s on the back of QB Daniel Jones as to where the Giants will land this season.
- Philadelphia….It appears to be a rebuilding process in Philadelphia.
- Green Bay….Everything will depend on whether Aaron Rodgers returns.
- Minnesota…. The Vikings could make a deep run in the playoffs.
- Chicago…. Will the Bears turn things over to rookie quarterback Justin Fields?
- Detroit…. Former Rams quarterback Jared Goff is hoping new scenery will help his career and get the Lions into the playoffs.
- Tampa Bay…. Experts doubted Tom Brady last season and it turned out Brady got the last laugh.
- New Orleans…. No more Drew Brees. Now it is up to Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston.
- Atlanta…. A new coaching staff and a new system may help quarterback Matt Ryan.
- Carolina…. The Panthers need running back Christian McCaffrey to be healthy.
- San Francisco…. The 49ers can win this division if they get the quarterback situation settled early.
- Los Angeles…. Matt Stafford couldn’t get it done in Detroit now he will try Los Angeles.
- Arizona…. The Cardinals have an excellent offense which may propel them into the playoff picture.
- Seattle…. Like most NFL teams, Seattle’s success will depend on the quarterback situation.
NFC PLAYOFF SEEDING
- Tampa Bay
- Green Bay
- San Francisco
- LA Rams
Green Bay defeats Arizona
San Francisco defeats Los Angeles
Washington defeats Dallas
Tampa Bay defeats Washington
San Francisco defeats Green Bay
San Francisco defeats Tampa Bay
PRE – SEASON POWER RANKINGS
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- LA Rams
- New Orleans
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Welcome back, Wimbledon: Slam returns to rain, fans, upsets
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Monday, two years minus two weeks from the last time a meaningful match was played at Wimbledon, a voice blared over the loudspeakers: “Good afternoon and welcome to Centre Court.”
Then came an announcement welcoming “special guests in the Royal Box,” including a woman who developed one of the COVID-19 vaccines, prompting the first of the day’s several standing ovations from spectators. And, eventually, came the words, “We’ve waited awhile for this,” before the introduction of Novak Djokovic and the opponent he would go on to beat 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-2 with the help of 25 aces, Jack Draper, a 19-year-old wild-card entry from England ranked 253rd.
It was, in some respects, as if Wimbledon had never left, as if the All England Club hadn’t decided to cancel the oldest Grand Slam tournament for the first time since World War II a year ago because of the pandemic.
There was raucous cheering from the stands – even before two-time champion Andy Murray played, and won, his first singles match at the place in four years. There was rain – so much rain that play on courts without a roof was delayed more than 4 1/2 hours, 11 matches were suspended in progress because of darkness and more than 20 others were postponed until Tuesday.
And there was tennis – and reminders of how sports are unpredictable and can bring such joy and disappointment. A pair of Americans picked up the most newsworthy victories: Frances Tiafoe eliminated French Open runner-up and No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4, 6-3, while 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens beat two-time Wimbledon winner and No. 10 seed Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-4.
Tiafoe had been 0-11 against opponents ranked in the Top 5.
“That guy is special. He’s going to do a lot of great things, win a ton of Grand Slams,” Tiafoe said about Tsitsipas, then broke into a wide smile and added: “But not today.”
Murray, whose title at 2013 made him the first British man to win Wimbledon in 77 years, has been working his way back after a pair of hip operations and he tested the locals’ patience during a topsy-turvy 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 win over No. 24 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili at Centre Court.
“Amazing reception when I came out. Great atmosphere the whole match,” Murray told the crowd after blowing a 5-0 lead and two match points in the third set. “So thanks for that.”
Tiafoe and Stephens are among 34 Americans in the singles brackets (21 women, 13 men), the most at Wimbledon since there were 35 in 1998. Others who won on Day 1 included qualifier Denis Kudla, who knocked off No. 30 Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (4), 6-3, 6-3; 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin, 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys, Danielle Collins and Lauren Davis.
Other seeded men who lost: No. 19 Jannik Sinner of Italy and No. 27 Reilly Opelka of the U.S.
“Not playing last year was very, very disappointing, and it feels a little bit weird that there was such a big gap in between grass seasons. But to have a crowd and the size of the crowd that we had today – I, at one point, felt like it was back to normal,” said No. 23 Keys, who beat British qualifier Katie Swan 6-3, 6-4 without facing a break point.
“It was just very, very nice to be back in a situation where you felt an amazing crowd,” Keys said, “even if they were cheering, obviously, for my opponent and wanted her to win. It was just so nice to have energy and people who are excited to watch tennis.”
The coronavirus still looms over the event.
Fans must wear masks around the grounds (although not while watching a match) and show proof they either are fully vaccinated or had COVID-19 in the past six months. All players and their entourages have to stay at one London hotel, where they take regular tests and are subject to contact tracing.
Britain’s only seeded woman in singles, No. 27 Johanna Konta, was forced to withdraw Sunday night because she must self-isolate for 10 days after one of her team members tested positive for COVID-19.
The top-seeded Djokovic got off to a slow start in his bid for a record-tying 20th Grand Slam title and sixth at Wimbledon.
It would have been so easy – so understandable, even – for Draper to be fazed by the moment and the opponent, the setting and the stakes, right away. This was his Grand Slam main draw debut, after all. But he stole the first break to lead 2-1 and wound up taking that set by saving 7 of 7 break points.
Djokovic took two tumbles onto his backside in the first set, losing his footing on the slick grass behind the baseline. This was his first competitive singles match on the surface since edging Roger Federer in the 2019 final.
“To be honest, I don’t recall falling this many times on the court,” Djokovic said with a laugh. “Well, quite slippery, whether it’s because the roof is closed or it was raining quite a lot the last few days, I don’t know.”
A 125 mph service winner gave Draper the opening set after 37 minutes. He shook his racket, then pumped his right fist.
The crowd roared.
And two hours later, it was all over.
Djokovic cleaned up his act considerably, going from just six winners and nine unforced errors in the opening set to a combined 41 winners and 15 unforced errors the rest of the way.
“I’m really glad,” he said, speaking for many, “that the sport is back.”
Switzerland beats France 5-4 on penalties at Euro 2020
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Au revoir France, this summer belongs to Yann Sommer.
The Switzerland goalkeeper, who left in the middle of the European Championship’s group stage to be with his wife for the birth of their second daughter, made the biggest save of his life against one of the best players in the world.
That gave the Swiss a 5-4 penalty shootout victory over World Cup champion France on Monday and a spot in the quarterfinals of a major soccer tournament for the first time in 67 years. The match had finished 3-3.
Sommer dived to his right to save the final penalty by Kylian Mbappe, the young France forward who became a superstar at the last World Cup by scoring in the final.
“I think that everything we had in us, we left out on the field,” Sommer said. “I’m unbelievably proud of this team, how we’ve done it this evening.”
Sommer, who flew back to Germany after the team’s 3-0 loss to Italy to be home when his daughter was born on June 16, made the decisive save on the 10th penalty after the previous nine had all been successful.
“What an evening of football,” Sommer said. “It was our chance to finally go through the round of 16, because we never made it before. It’s incredible. We played with heart and with character. It’s amazing.”
The Swiss haven’t reached the quarterfinals at a major tournament since they hosted the World Cup in 1954. This team also ended a run of three consecutive exits in the round of 16. They were knocked out by Poland after losing a penalty shootout 5-4 at Euro 2016.
“We made history tonight,” Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka said. “We are all very proud.”
The Swiss will next play Spain in the quarterfinals on Friday in St. Petersburg.
It was the third game in the round of 16 at Euro 2020 to go to extra time but the first to be decided by penalties.
Haris Seferovic put Switzerland in the lead with a header in the 15th minute as France struggled to work itself into the game. But that all changed early in the second half when the Swiss were awarded a penalty.
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, the team’s captain, saved Ricardo Rodriguez’s spot kick in the 55th minute and that seemed to wake up his teammates. Karim Benzema scored moments later in the 57th, and then again in the 59th to give France the quick-turnaround lead.
“We went through every emotion possible and honestly that was football the way we like it,” Lloris said. “The two goals we conceded in the last quarter of an hour really hurt us.”
Paul Pogba made it 3-1 in the 75th with a right-foot shot from 20 meters and it looked like the game was out of reach. But just as quickly as France had taken over the match, they let it go again.
Seferovic scored another header in the 81st minute and substitute Mario Gavranovic made it 3-3 with only seconds remaining.
France had been trying to win back-to-back major titles for the second time. The French won the World Cup in 1998 and followed that up with the title at Euro 2000. Five years ago, France lost in the Euro 2016 final, but then won the 2018 World Cup.
Mbappe was only 19 when France won that title in Moscow, and he became youngest player since Pele in 1958 to score in a World Cup final.
The Brazilian great was quick to offer his support after the heart-breaking miss in Bucharest.
“Keep your head up, Kylian! Tomorrow is the first day of a new journey, (at)KMbappe,” the Brazil great wrote on Twitter.
France coach Didier Deschamps played on those winning teams more than 20 years ago, and was trying to become the first man to achieve the feat as both a player and a coach.
“It hurts but we have to accept it,” Deschamps said. “It’s football. Everyone is really disappointed. Everyone’s sad in the locker room. But the whole squad is still united in this difficult moment.”
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1897 The Chicago Colts (Cubs) of the National League establish the record for most runs scored in a game by one team when they clobber the Louisville Colonels, 36-7. The Cardinals will beat the Phillies 28-6 at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl in 1929 to set the modern NL mark.
1905 With the Giants leading the Superbas, 11-1, Archibald ‘Moonlight’ Graham makes his major league debut in the bottom of the eighth inning as a defensive replacement in right field at Brooklyn’s Washington Park. The career minor leaguer, who will not have a major league at-bat in his only appearance in the big leagues, will become immortalized by W.P. Kinsella’s book Shoeless Joeand the movie based on the author’s work, Field of Dreams.
1909 The Pirates host their last game at Exposition Park, defeating the Cubs, 8-1, in front of 5,545 fans at the small and cramped ballpark on the north side of the Allegheny River. The team will begin to play at Forbes Field tomorrow, a spacious venue constructed of concrete and steel in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
1916 Only one baseball is used during the Reds’ 9-6 win over the Cubs at Redland Field. There are no home runs or foul balls which land in the stands during the contest.
1923 Dodger first baseman Jacques Fournier goes 6-for 6, collecting a home run, two doubles, and three singles. The southpaw-swinging slugger’s 11 total bases contribute to Brooklyn’s 14-5 victory over the Phillies at the Baker Bowl.
1933 In the second inning of St. Louis’ 7-3 victory over New York, Ethan Allen races around the bases for an inside-the-park home run at the Polo Grounds, but is called out for batting out of turn, costing Joe Medwick his turn at the plate. Then the Cardinal outfielder bats for himself in the correct order, but grounds out.
1935 Cardinal left fielder Joe Medwick hits for the cycle, but Cincinnati thwarts a ninth-inning rally to beat the ‘Gashouse Gang’ and Daffy Dean, 8-6. ‘Ducky,’ who will be elected into the Hall of Fame in 1968, scores three runs in the Redbirds’ losing effort at Crosley Field.
1937 In a 10-2 loss to Brooklyn, Chicago’s first baseman Ripper Collins does not make a putout during the nine-inning game. Although this is just the third occurrence of the rare feat, it is the second time for the Cubs infielder, who also didn’t make a putout playing first for the Cardinals in a game played against the Braves two seasons ago.
1941 In a doubleheader with the Senators, Joe DiMaggio ties and then breaks the American League consecutive game hitting streak of 41 established by George Sisler. In the opener, he knots the record with a double off Dutch Leonard, and in the nightcap, ‘the Yankee Clipper’ tops the record with a seventh-inning single against Walt Masterson.
1948 The Braves sign Johnny Antonelli as an amateur free agent, giving the 18 year-old Jefferson High School (Rochester, NY) senior a $52,000 bonus, the largest amount ever offered to a player. The teenage southpaw will make his major league debut in five days, but will become a regular in 1953, after serving in Korea.
1950 At Philadelphia’s Shibe Park, the Red Sox outslug the A’s, 22-14. The two-hour and fifty-minute contest establishes a new American League record with a combined total of 36 runs scored in one game.
1952 Trailing 8-2 with two outs and none on in the top of the ninth inning, the Cubs stage an incredible comeback, beating the Reds at Crosley Field, 9-8. Chicago puts nine consecutive runners on base thanks to five hits, two walks, an HBP, and an error to take the lead by scoring seven runs in the final frame.
1960 The Phillies strike out a dozen times in each end of a doubleheader when they are swept by the Dodgers at Connie Mack Stadium, 6-3 and 5-2. The 24 K’s tie a major league record for strikeouts in a twin bill.
1969 Billy Williams plays in his 896th consecutive game to surpass Stan Musial’s mark established in 1957, when the Cubs sweep a doubleheader from the Cardinals 3-1 and 12-1, with the Chicago outfielder going 4-5 with a single, a double, and two triples in the nightcap. The team honors the accomplishment with an emotional ceremony between games of the twin bill on ‘Billy Williams Day’ before a crowd of 41,060 at Wrigley Field that visibly moves Sweet Swingin’ Billy from Whistler, Alabama.
1969 Tom Seaver becomes the Mets’ all-time leader in victories, going the distance in the team’s 7-3 win over Pittsburgh at Shea Stadium. The 24 year-old right-hander surpasses the mark set by lefty Al Jackson, an original Met who won 43 games for the new New York franchise between 1962 and 1965.
1972 The A’s send Denny McLain to the Braves for future Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda, making it the first time teams have swapped former MVPs. Due to knee problems, ‘Cha Cha’ will come to bat only three times with Oakland, and the former 31-game winner will post a 3-5 record with Atlanta.
1975 During a twin bill with the Padres, the Reds add two more errorless games to establish a major league record of playing 14 consecutive contests (en route to 15) without committing an error. Tigers established the previous mark of 12 straight games in 1963.
1984 Andre David hits his only big league home run in his first major league at-bat, a two-run home run off Jack Morris to propel the Twins to a 5-3 victory over Detroit in the first game of a twin bill at Tiger Stadium. The 26 year-old rookie’s second-inning shot helps to put an end to the right-hander’s 11-game win streak over Minnesota.
1986 The White Sox trade veteran right-hander Tom Seaver to the Red Sox for Steve Lyons. ‘Tom Terrific’ will finish his Hall of Fame career this season in Boston, but he will not pitch in the World Series against the Mets, his first major league team that still refers to him as ‘The Franchise.’
1989 Boise Hawks’ manager Mal Finchman is suspended for one game for returning to the field after being ejected in the sixth inning disguised as the team’s mascot Humphrey the Hawk. The feathery impostor give instructions to his team for the remainder the Northwest League contest against Salem.
1990 For the first time since 1917 (Hippo Vaughan and Fred Toney), two no-hitters are thrown on the same day when the A’s Dave Stewart shuts out the Jays, 5-0 and the Dodgers’ Fernando Valenzuela blanks the Cardinals, 6-0.
2000 With more than 700 police officers on hand at the ballpark instead of the usual 60, John Rocker makes his much-awaited return to Shea Stadium. Before the game, the Braves reliever, who pitches a perfect eighth inning in front of 46,998 booing fans, had apologized to Mets fans for his inappropriate comments about New Yorkers, which appeared in the offseason in Sports Illustrated
2000 After trying to get Juan Gonzalez and Sammy Sosa to bolster their failing offense, the Yankees acquire David Justice from the Indians for Ricky Ledee and two players to be named later.
2004 At Bank One Ballpark, Diamondbacks’ 40 year-old fireballer Randy Johnson records his 4000th career strikeout, whiffing Padres’ third baseman Jeff Cirillo, a fellow USC Trojan, to become the fourth player in major league baseball history to reach the plateau. The ‘Big Unit’ (3,237 1/3) needs fewer innings than Nolan Ryan (3,844 2/3), Roger Clemens (4,151), and Steve Carlton (4,991 1/3) to accomplish the feat.
2005 Craig Biggio breaks Don Baylor’s record for being hit by a pitch when he is plunked for the 268th time in his career. At Coors Field, Rockies starter Byung-Hyun Kim hits the Astros’ second baseman on the left elbow in the fourth inning to establish a new mark, both literally and figuratively.
2007 With a triple in the second inning, a double in the fourth, a three-run home run in the next frame, and a bloop single in the seventh, Aubrey Huff becomes the third player to hit for the cycle since the franchise moved to Baltimore in 1954. The southpaw-swinging first baseman joins Cal Ripken (1984) and Brooks Robinson (1960) as the only other Orioles to accomplish the feat, and the first to do it in front of the home crowd.
2010 Minutes before the game against the Mets in San Juan’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria tells his players at an impromptu team meeting that the club has decided to retain interim manager Edwin Rodriguez to the end of the season. Rodriguez, the first Puerto Rican manager in the major leagues, ironically is told of the decision when Florida is playing a series in Puerto Rico, five minutes away from his home.
2010 In the Twins’ 11-4 victory over Detroit at Target Field, Denard Span ties a major league record when he hits three triples in one game. Although the mark is shared by many other major leaguers, Ken Landreaux is the only other Minnesota player to have accomplished the feat, hitting a trio of three-baggers in a 1980 contest.
2010 South Carolina wins the College World Series when Whit Merrifield’s 11th-inning RBI single beats UCLA, 2-1, giving the school its first NCAA team national championship in any men’s sport. The Gamecocks set a CWS record with six consecutive wins after losing their first game, becoming only the third club ever to record that many victories in the collegiate tourney.
2012 In the Diamondbacks’ 9-3 victory over Milwaukee at Miller Park, Aaron Hill becomes the first modern-era player to hit for the cycle twice in one season since Babe Herman accomplished the feat with the Brooklyn Robins in 1931. Eleven days ago in Seattle, the Arizona second baseman also collected a single, double, triple, and home run in the game.
2015 Joc Pederson becomes the third rookie in major league history to hit 20 home runs before July when he goes deep off Allen Webster in the Dodgers’ 10-6 loss to Arizona at Chase Field. The 23 year-old center fielder joins Wally Berger (Braves, 1930) and Albert Pujols (Cardinals, 2001) in accomplishing the feat as a freshman.
2016 The Orioles tie the 1996 A’s major league mark for homers in June with 55 with Mark Trumbo’s two-run round-tripper in the fourth inning of the team’s 12-6 victory over the Padres at Petco Park. Baltimore will establish a new record for the month tomorrow when Hyun Soo Kim hits a seventh-inning solo shot off Mariner right-hander Taijuan Walker at Safeco Field.
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|Toronto||40||36||.526||6.5||16 – 17||24 – 19||17 – 18||4 – 6||6 – 10||7 – 3||W 2|
|NY Yankees||40||38||.513||7.5||21 – 19||19 – 19||17 – 24||13 – 6||7 – 4||4 – 6||L 4|
|Baltimore||25||54||.316||23||12 – 26||13 – 28||10 – 23||4 – 13||9 – 11||2 – 8||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||45||32||.584||–||28 – 14||17 – 18||10 – 7||24 – 12||7 – 10||3 – 7||W 1|
|Cleveland||42||33||.560||2||21 – 13||21 – 20||7 – 7||23 – 14||5 – 5||5 – 5||W 1|
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|Seattle||41||38||.519||7||24 – 16||17 – 22||10 – 5||12 – 13||15 – 12||7 – 3||L 1|
|LA Angels||38||40||.487||9.5||21 – 19||17 – 21||5 – 9||13 – 7||14 – 20||5 – 5||W 2|
|Texas||30||48||.385||17.5||20 – 21||10 – 27||11 – 10||7 – 9||10 – 18||5 – 5||W 3|
|NY Mets||40||34||.541||–||24 – 11||16 – 23||18 – 16||5 – 6||14 – 6||4 – 6||L 2|
|Washington||38||38||.500||3||22 – 18||16 – 20||17 – 16||9 – 10||6 – 8||7 – 3||W 2|
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|Milwaukee||46||33||.582||–||24 – 18||22 – 15||7 – 9||18 – 13||19 – 6||8 – 2||W 6|
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|Cincinnati||39||38||.506||6||19 – 18||20 – 20||6 – 4||19 – 12||9 – 18||4 – 6||W 1|
|St. Louis||38||41||.481||8||21 – 18||17 – 23||14 – 13||14 – 17||8 – 6||3 – 7||W 1|
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|San Francisco||50||28||.641||–||26 – 11||24 – 17||10 – 7||11 – 4||20 – 12||7 – 3||L 2|
|LA Dodgers||48||31||.608||2.5||27 – 13||21 – 18||8 – 4||10 – 10||21 – 11||6 – 4||W 4|
|San Diego||47||33||.588||4||30 – 15||17 – 18||3 – 4||14 – 13||22 – 15||9 – 1||W 1|
|Colorado||32||47||.405||18.5||26 – 16||6 – 31||5 – 8||6 – 15||14 – 21||4 – 6||W 1|
|Arizona||22||58||.275||29||12 – 24||10 – 34||8 – 15||7 – 11||7 – 25||2 – 8||L 2|
|Orlando City SC||10||6||3||1||18||7||11||3-2-0||3-1-1||21|
|New York City FC||10||5||2||3||18||11||7||3-1-2||2-1-1||17|
|Inter Miami CF||10||2||2||6||9||16||-7||0-1-4||2-1-2||8|
|Real Salt Lake||9||3||4||2||14||11||3||2-3-1||1-1-1||13|
|Los Angeles FC||10||3||3||4||12||12||0||3-2-1||0-1-3||12|
|Connecticut Sun||10||5||.667||—||7-1||3-4||5-2||5-5||2 W|
|Chicago Sky||9||8||.529||2.0||3-5||6-3||8-3||7-3||1 L|
|New York Liberty||8||8||.500||2.5||3-4||5-4||4-5||3-7||1 W|
|Washington Mystics||7||8||.467||3.0||5-3||2-5||4-4||5-5||2 L|
|Atlanta Dream||5||9||.357||4.5||2-6||3-3||4-4||3-7||3 L|
|Indiana Fever||1||15||.063||9.5||1-7||0-8||1-8||0-10||11 L|