MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Minnesota 7 Cincinnati 5

San Diego 8 Oakland 1

Houston 3 LA Dodgers 0

New York Yankees 13 Baltimore 1

Toronto 7 Cleveland 2

Detroit 4 Boston 2

Seattle 4 Tampa Bay 2

LA Angels 11 Texas 3

Chicago White Sox 7 Kansas City 1

Philadelphia 5 Washington 4

Miami 5 NY Mets 4

Pittsburgh 8 Milwaukee 5 (10)

Atlanta 6 St. Louis 1

Colorado 13 Chicago Cubs 6

Arizona 3 San Francisco 1

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

MLB LEADERS: http://hosted.stats.com/mlb/index.asp

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Iowa 5 Indianapolis 1

TUESDAY’S BOX SCORE: https://www.milb.com/gameday/indians-vs-cubs/2021/08/03/649746#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=649746

South Bend 5 Peoria 4

Great Lakes 5 Fort Wayne 3

INDIANA SRN SPORTS BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Thur Aug 56pWeekly Sports ZoneSports Talk
Thur Aug 126pWeekly Sports ZoneSports Talk
Mon Aug 165:30pCovenant Christian @ MooresvilleSoccer
Thur Aug 196pWeekly Sports ZoneSports Talk
Thur Aug 197:30pMt Vernon @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
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Fri Aug 207pNoblesville @ Mt VernonFootball
Fri Aug 207pCovenant Christian @ SpeedwayFootball
Sat Aug 212pWhiting @ FrontierFootball
Tue Aug 247pHeritage Christian @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Tue Aug 247pScecina @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
Wed Aug 257:30pSullivan @ GreencastleVolleyball
Thur Aug 266pBethesda @ Traders PtVolleyball
Thur Aug 267:30pCovenant Christian @ Heritage ChristianSoccer
Fri Aug 277pTraders Pt @ Covenant ChristianFootball
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Fri Aug 277pFranklin @ Mt VernonFootball
Fri Aug 277pNorth White @ FrontierFootball
Sat Aug 285pBrebeuf @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
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Mon Aug 307pTri-West @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball
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Thur Sep 27pRoncalli @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Fri Sep 37pGuerin Catholic @ Heritage ChristianFootball
Fri Sep 37pWest Vigo @ GreencastleFootball
Fri Sep 37pCrispus Attucks @ Covenant ChristianFootball
Fri Sep 37pSouth Newton @ Traders PtFootball
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Sat Sep 45pCovenant Christian @ RoncalliGirls Soccer
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Tue Sep 76pPark Tudor @ Traders PtVolleyball
Tue Sep 76:30pMonrovia @ Covenant ChristianVolleyball
Tue Sep 77pCovenant Christian @ Tri-WestSoccer
Wed Sep 87:30pEdgewood @ GreencastleVolleyball
Thur Sep 97pBrownsburg @ Guerin CatholicSoccer
Thur Sep 97:30pRitter @ Heritage ChristianVolleyball

FRIDAY

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 1 (homestead.com)

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Adams CentralatBellmont 7:00 pm
AndersonatYorktown 7:00 pm
AndreanatMerrillville 8:00 pm
AngolaatDeKalb 7:00 pm
AtticaatRiverton Parke 7:00 pm
Bedford North LawrenceatMartinsville 7:00 pm
Beech GroveatIndianapolis Lutheran 7:00 pm
Bell County (Ky.)atJeffersonville 7:00 pm
Ben Davisvs.Brownsburg 8:30 pmLucas Oil
Benton CentralatDelphi 7:00 pm
BlackfordatJay County 7:00 pm
BlufftonatNorthfield 7:00 pm
Boone GroveatJohn Glenn 8:00 pm
Bowman AcademyatCalumet 8:00 pm
Brebeuf JesuitatIndianapolis Chatard 7:30 pm
Brown CountyatOwen Valley 7:00 pm
Calumet ChristianatHammond Noll 8:00 pm
CarmelatLouisville Trinity (Ky.) 7:00 pm
Carroll (Flora)atTri-County 7:00 pm
Center GroveatWarren Central 7:00 pm
CentervilleatCambridge City Lincoln 7:00 pm
CharlestownatSilver Creek 7:00 pm
ChestertonatHobart 8:00 pm
ClarksvilleatScottsburg 7:00 pm
CloverdaleatSouth Putnam 7:00 pm
Columbia CityatChurubusco 7:00 pm
Columbus EastatWhiteland 7:00 pm
Columbus NorthatGibson Southern 7:30 pm
ConcordatElkhart 7:00 pm
ConnersvilleatRichmond 7:00 pm
Corydon CentralatBrownstown Central 7:00 pm
Covenant ChristianatSpeedway 7:00 pm
Crawford CountyatSwitzerland County 7:00 pm
Crown PointatLowell 8:00 pm
Culver AcademyatIndianapolis Attucks 7:30 pm
DanvilleatFranklin 7:00 pm
Dublin Coffman (Ohio)atWarsaw 7:30 pm
East CentralatLawrenceburg 7:00 pm
East Chicago CentralatHanover Central 8:00 pm
East NobleatPlymouth 7:30 pm
Eastern GreeneatSprings Valley 7:00 pm
Eastern HancockatAlexandria 7:00 pm
EastsideatHeritage 7:00 pm
Evansville BosseatVincennes Lincoln 7:30 pm
Evansville CentralatEvansville Mater Dei 8:00 pm
Evansville NorthatCastle 8:00 pm
Evansville ReitzatEvansville Harrison 8:00 pm
Floyd CentralatLouisville Male (Ky.) 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne DwengeratFort Wayne Wayne 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne LuersatCarroll (Fort Wayne) 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne SnideratFort Wayne North 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne SouthatFort Wayne Concordia 7:00 pm
Fountain CentralatSouthmont 7:00 pm
FrankfortatClinton Central 7:00 pm
Franklin CentralatPerry Meridian 7:00 pm
Franklin CountyatNew Castle 7:00 pm
GarrettatNew Haven 7:00 pm
GoshenatFairfield 7:00 pm
GreencastleatCrawfordsville 7:00 pm
GreenwoodatBloomington North 7:00 pm
GriffithatHighland 8:00 pm
Guerin CatholicatMcCutcheon 7:00 pm
Hammond CentralatSouth Bend Washington 7:30 pm
Harrison (West Lafayette)atTerre Haute South 7:00 pm
Heritage ChristianatTraders Point Christian 7:00 pm
Heritage HillsatMount Vernon (Posey) 8:00 pm
HomesteadatFort Wayne Northrop 7:00 pm
Huntington NorthatEastbrook 7:30 pm
Indian CreekatBatesville 7:00 pm
Indiana DeafatPurdue Polytechnic 7:00 pm
Indianapolis CathedralatWestfield 7:00 pm
Indianapolis RitteratMonrovia 7:00 pm
Indianapolis ScecinaatShenandoah 7:00 pm
Indianapolis TechatIndianapolis Washington 7:00 pm
Indianapolis TindleyatEdinburgh 7:00 pm
JasperatEvansville Memorial 7:30 pm
Jennings CountyatNorwell 7:00 pm
JimtownatNorthWood 7:00 pm
Kankakee ValleyatRensselaer Central 8:00 pm
KnightstownatHagerstown 7:00 pm
Lafayette Central CatholicatTri-West 7:00 pm
Lafayette JeffatWest Lafayette 7:30 pm
Lake CentralatMunster 8:00 pm
Lake StationatCrossroads Christian (Ill.) 8:00 pm
LakelandatSouth Bend St. Joseph 7:00 pm
LapelatElwood 7:00 pm
LaVilleatBremen 7:00 pm
Lawrence CentralatHamilton Southeastern 7:00 pm
Lawrence NorthatAvon 7:00 pm
Lebanonvs.Mooresville 6:00 pmLucas Oil
LeoatWoodlan 7:00 pm
Lewis CassatPioneer 7:00 pm
Louisville Waggener (Ky.)atPike Central 7:30 pm
MaconaquahatWabash 7:00 pm
Madison-GrantatTri-Central 7:00 pm
ManchesteratNorth Miami 7:00 pm
MishawakaatMishawaka Marian 7:00 pm
MississinewaatPendleton Heights 7:30 pm
MitchellatEdgewood 7:00 pm
Monroe CentralatHamilton Heights 7:00 pm
Muncie CentralatDelta 7:30 pm
New AlbanyatBloomington South 7:30 pm
New Bremen (Ohio)atMarion 7:00 pm
New PalestineatDecatur Central 7:00 pm
New PrairieatLaPorte 8:00 pm
NoblesvilleatMount Vernon (Fortville) 7:00 pm
Noblesville HomeSchoolatChristel House Manual 7:00 pm
North Central (Indianapolis)atFishers 7:00 pm
North DaviessatTecumseh 8:00 pm
North JudsonatCulver 7:00 pm
North KnoxatSullivan 7:00 pm
North NewtonatSouth Newton 8:00 pm
North PutnamatNorth Montgomery 7:00 pm
North VermillionatNorth Central (Farmersburg) 7:00 pm
NortheasternatUnion County 7:00 pm
NorthridgeatSouth Bend Adams 7:00 pm
NorthviewatTerre Haute North 7:00 pm
NorthwesternatTwin Lakes 7:00 pm
Oak HillatEastern (Greentown) 7:00 pm
Osceola GraceatSouth Bend Clay 7:00 pm
PaoliatBoonville 7:30 pm
Park TudoratIndianapolis Shortridge 7:00 pm
PennatValparaiso 8:00 pm
Perry CentralatTell City 8:00 pm
PeruatLogansport 7:00 pm
Phalen AcademyatGary West 8:00 pm
PikeatZionsville 7:00 pm
PlainfieldatGreenfield-Central 7:30 pm
PortageatHammond Morton 8:00 pm
PrincetonatForest Park 7:30 pm
ProvidenceatBethleham (Ky.) 7:30 pm
River ForestatWheeler 8:00 pm
RochesteratSouthwood 7:00 pm
Rock Creek AcademyatOldenburg Academy 7:00 pm
RushvilleatMilan 7:00 pm
SalematNorth Harrison 7:00 pm
SeegeratParke Heritage 7:00 pm
SeymouratSouth Dearborn 7:30 pm
ShelbyvilleatGreensburg 7:00 pm
SheridanatWestern Boone 7:00 pm
South AdamsatWinchester 7:00 pm
South Bend RileyatMichigan City 7:30 pm
South Central (Union Mills)atTriton 7:30 pm
South DecaturatNorth Decatur 7:00 pm
South SpenceratNorth Posey 8:00 pm
South VermillionatCovington 7:00 pm
Southern WellsatFremont 7:30 pm
SouthportatIndianapolis Roncalli 7:00 pm
SouthridgeatLinton-Stockton 7:30 pm
TayloratNorth White 7:00 pm
Tippecanoe ValleyatWawasee 7:00 pm
TiptonatFrankton 7:00 pm
TriatUnion City 7:00 pm
Triton CentralatCascade 7:00 pm
WashingtonatWest Vigo 7:00 pm
Wes-DelatClinton Prairie 7:00 pm
West CentralatCaston 7:00 pm
West NobleatCentral Noble 7:00 pm
West WashingtonatEastern (Pekin) 7:00 pm
WesternatKokomo 7:00 pm
WhitkoatPrairie Heights 7:00 pm
WinamacatKnox 7:30 pm

SATURDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
MadisonatMercer County (Ky.) 5:00 pm
Southside HomeSchoolatDugger Union 2:00 pm
WhitingatFrontier 2:00 pm

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK ONE

Saturday, Aug. 28

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

Week 1

Wednesday, Sept. 1

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

Thursday, Sept. 2

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

Friday, Sept. 3

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

Saturday, Sept. 4

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

Sunday, Sept. 5

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

Monday, Sept. 6

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

NFL PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE

2021 PRESEASON WEEK-BY-WEEK SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern/PM)

NFL/HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 5

Pittsburgh vs. Dallas (FOX), 8:00

WEEK 1

Thursday, August 12           

Washington at New England, 7:30

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30

Friday, August 13    

Tennessee at Atlanta, 7:00

Buffalo at Detroit, 7:00

Dallas at Arizona, 10:00

Saturday, August 14

Miami at Chicago, 1:00

Denver at Minnesota, 4:00

New Orleans at Baltimore, 7:00

Cleveland at Jacksonville, 7:00

New York Jets at New York Giants, 7:30

Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Houston at Green Bay, 8:00

Kansas City at San Francisco, 8:30

Seattle at Las Vegas, 9:00

Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00

Sunday, August 15  

Carolina at Indianapolis, 1:00

WEEK 2

Thursday, August 19           

New England at Philadelphia, 7:30

Friday, August 20

Kansas City at Arizona (ESPN), 8:00

Cincinnati at Washington, 8:00

Saturday, August 21

Buffalo at Chicago, 1:00

New York Jets at Green Bay, 4:25

Baltimore at Carolina, 7:00

Atlanta at Miami, 7:00

Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7:30

Tennessee at Tampa Bay, 7:30

Houston at Dallas, 8:00

Indianapolis at Minnesota, 8:00

Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams, 10:00

Denver at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 22  

New York Giants at Cleveland, 1:00

San Francisco at Los Angeles Chargers, 7:30

Monday, August 23  

Jacksonville at New Orleans (ESPN), 8:00

WEEK 3

Friday, August 27    

Indianapolis at Detroit, 7:00

Pittsburgh at Carolina, 7:30

Philadelphia at New York Jets, 7:30

Minnesota at Kansas City, 8:00

Saturday, August 28

Green Bay at Buffalo, 1:00

Baltimore at Washington, 6:00

Chicago at Tennessee, 7:00

Tampa Bay at Houston, 8:00

Arizona at New Orleans, 8:00

Los Angeles Rams at Denver, 9:05

Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 10:00

Sunday, August 29  

Jacksonville at Dallas, 1:00

Miami at Cincinnati (CBS), 4:00

Las Vegas at San Francisco, 4:00

New England at New York Giants, 6:00

Cleveland at Atlanta (NBC), 8:00

TOP HEADLINES

Foot injury to keep Colts lose All-Pro guard out 5-12 weeks

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) The Indianapolis Colts’ injury list keeps getting longer – and more baffling.

Three-time All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson was added Tuesday after suffering the same foot injury as new quarterback Carson Wentz, who had a fragment from the metatarsal bone removed Monday. Nelson was scheduled to undergo the same procedure with the same doctor Tuesday in Indianapolis.

Both are expected to miss five to 12 weeks, putting their availability for the Sept. 12 season-opener against Seattle in jeopardy..

There was one significant difference in the diagnosis: Wentz’s injury appeared to be the result of an old injury that flared up when he planted his foot for a throw last Thursday while Nelson’s, coach Frank Reich said, appeared to be the result of a condition he was born with. He got hurt Monday when a teammate apparently stepped on his foot.

Both injuries are another blow for a team that thought it could make a deep postseason run – if it could stay healthy.

The loss of Nelson could be huge.

He didn’t missed a start in his first three NFL seasons while earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors every year. Nelson is widely regarded as the NFL’s most dominant guard and has been a key component in making Indy’s offensive line one of the league’s best since general manager Chris Ballard traded back three spots and selected Nelson at No. 6 overall pick in 2018.

But after just six practices, the vaunted line – and Indy’s depth – is being tested.

Starting center Ryan Kelly suffered a hyperextended left elbow after a collision with running back Marlon Mack on Thursday. Kelly is expected to miss a couple of weeks.

Longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo retired in January and his projected replacement, two-time All-Pro Eric Fisher, is on the physically unable to perform list as he continues recovering from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in January. Fisher isn’t expected to be game-ready until late September or early October.

Julien Davenport, one of two veteran free agents expected to replace Fisher, is on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Two-time All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard also is out. He hasn’t practiced since undergoing ankle surgery in June, though it appears he could be on the field soon.

Rivers may be open to returning

Just seven months removed from announcing his retirement, former Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers is already discussing a return to the NFL.

LA Times’ Sam Farmer tweeted Tuesday that Rivers is still prioritizing his first year coaching at Alabama’s St. Michael Catholic High School, but he isn’t ruling out a return to the league late in the 2021 NFL season.

“I’m just going to stay ready,” Rivers told Farmer. “I want to make sure I’m very clear: I’m not predicting I will play in December or January, for that matter. One, you’ve got to have somebody who wants you, and two, it’s got to be right.”

Rivers ranked 17th among qualifying NFL quarterbacks in PFF grade (79.2) in his 2020 campaign with the Colts. He completed 397-of-590 passes for 4,478 yards, 26 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in 17 games, including a 309-yard, two-touchdown performance in a Wild Card Round loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Browns LB Walker out with knee injury, Owusu-Koramoah back

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns starting middle linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. will not need surgery but is expected to miss an extended period with a right knee injury sustained on a noncontact play in training camp.

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Tuesday that Walker, one of Cleveland’s biggest free agency acquisitions, dodged an operation. Stefanski did not provide a definitive time frame for the 25-year-old’s return.

“It’s a week-plus,” he said. “But we’ll see.”

Walker’s knee was heavily wrapped as he watched his teammates during their pre-practice walk-through.

Walker got injured during Monday’s workout. He limped off the field and pointed to the back of his leg while being examined. He was escorted back to the team’s facility by Joe Sheehan, the team’s head athletic trainer.

Walker started 48 games over the past four seasons for the Indianapolis Colts before signing a one-year, $3 million deal with the Browns in March. He will call Cleveland’s defensive signals this season.

While the Browns won’t have Walker for a while, rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has been cleared to practice after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list before training camp opened.

The former Notre Dame star is expected to have a substantial role this season for the Browns, who moved up in the second round of this year’s draft to get him.

Stefanski said Owusu-Koramoah will initially only participate in individual drills before his workload increases.

“We’ll be smart there,” he said.

Stefanski said the 21-year-old was able to stay connected through virtual meetings while he was sidelined, but there’s nothing that can replace on-field learning.

Owusu-Koramoah was placed on the COVID list on July 25. The following day he posted on social media that he didn’t have symptoms.

“He’s been definitely brought up to speed,” Stefanski said. “I would tell you it’s kind of like last year when we finally got the guys, there’s a difference between virtual and doing. So he’s similarly going to have to have a sense of urgency to pick things up, and he understands what’s at stake and the work that needs to be put into it. So he’ll be just fine.”

NOTES: Stefanski said S Sheldrick Redwine injured an ankle Monday and is also out. Like Walker, he does not need surgery.

Panthers receiver carted off; player who hit him is cut

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers wide receiver Keith Kirkwood was hit in the neck area during practice Tuesday, carted off the field and taken away by ambulance. The player who struck him was kicked out of practice and waived.

Kirkwood sustained a concussion, was released from the hospital and is back with the team on the Wofford College campus, a Panthers spokesman said.

Coach Matt Rhule called the hit by rookie cornerback J.T. Ibe “unacceptable.”

“It’s obviously precautionary and we will wait and see after he’s looked at what exactly (the injury) is,” Rhule said after the team’s first padded practice. “That was just the early signs. … I’m anxious to see what they say.”

Rhule was clearly upset when talking about the play by Ibe.

The collision halted practice for more than 10 minutes as the medical staff tended to Kirkwood on the field. Rhule gathered the players on an adjacent field and spoke to them while Kirkwood was placed in the ambulance.

“It’s completely unacceptable to do something like that,” Rhule said. “There are bang-bang plays that will happen and guys will hit the ground, but you can’t tee off on somebody. That’s not what we do and that is undisciplined by us and can’t happen.”

Rhule spoke just moments before it was announced the team had waived Ibe. The Panthers have not released a statement from Rhule or general manager Scott Fitterer on the decision.

Ibe spent four seasons at Rice and two seasons at South Carolina and was trying to make the Panthers roster as an undrafted free agent. He had signed with Carolina in April.

Kirkwood twice broke his clavicle last season and was limited to one catch for 13 yards in one regular-season game. He played his first two seasons for the New Orleans Saints and also played for Rhule at Temple.

“It’s a sad, sad part of the game and we have to do a better job of taking care of each other out here,” Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold said. “It was a hard lesson that we learned today.”

Panthers left tackle Cam Erving said it was difficult to resume practice after Kirkwood went down, but said it’s something a young team like the Panthers needs to learn to do.

“We don’t want anybody to get hurt or things to happen like that, but it’s about sudden change and adjusting and having to move forward because if something like that happens in a game, God forbid, we still have to go out there and play,” Erving said.

In other injury news, rookie running back Darius Clark was carted off the field with an unspecified injury. Linebacker Shaq Thompson and cornerback A.J. Bouye did not practice while they recover from minor injuries.

Culley won’t say why Watson missed practice with Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Deshaun Watson missed practice on Tuesday for the first time since Houston Texans’ camp began, but coach David Culley refused to explain why.

“Nothing new on Deshaun,” he said.

Watson was on the field for the team’s first five practices but only participated in individual drills while the other three quarterbacks took snaps during team drills.

On Tuesday that changed when he did not take the field when the team donned pads for the first time this year and he was not seen during the almost two-hour practice.

Watson’s future is uncertain after he asked for a trade in January before 22 women filed lawsuits alleging that he sexually assaulted or harassed them in March. Houston police and the NFL are investigating the allegations, but no charges have been filed.

When pressed about why Watson was absent from practice after being out there every other day, Culley refused to provide any details.

“As I’ve said before, we’re day-to-day with him,” Culley said. “The only thing that’s changed from the standpoint of that is that we make a decision day-to-day based on what’s best for our football team and I’m going to leave it at that.”

Watson still wishes to be traded and reported to training camp solely to avoid being fined. He would have faced fines of $50,000 a day if he didn’t report.

Watson led the NFL in yards passing last season and signed a four-year, $156 million contract extension with the Texans last offseason. But he became unhappy with the direction of the team and requested a trade in January after the Texans, who won the AFC South in 2018 and ’19, sank to 4-12 last season.

General manager Nick Caserio signed veteran Tyrod Taylor to a one-year deal in March to give the team an insurance policy at quarterback if Watson can’t or won’t play this season. The Texans selected Stanford’s Davis Mills in the third round of this year’s draft, and he and Jeff Driskel, a recent free-agent signee, will likely compete to back up Taylor if Watson isn’t an option.

Giants’ Judge ends practice, orders discipline after teamwide brawl

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge ordered a series of sprints and pushups Wednesday after a teamwide brawl ended practice early, according to SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano.

The melee broke out after Jabrill Peppers laid a hard hit on Corey Clement, per Vacchiano. Evan Engram reportedly retaliated, leading Logan Ryan to shove him from behind. The fight reportedly grew, and starting quarterback Daniel Jones wound up at the bottom of a large pile.

“We were just competing,” Jones said. “Everyone’s excited, first day of pads, to get out there, but got to do a better job of controlling that and making sure we’re controlling our enthusiasm.”

Judge reportedly included some of his assistant coaches in the disciplinary runs and pushups. He went on a profane rant in front of his players about their actions before ending the session.

“You’ve got to know what comes with it,” Clement said of Judge’s reaction. “You better enjoy this fight in the meantime because you know some consequences are coming.”

Ryan, one of the main players involved in the scrap, said the brawl won’t negatively impact team chemistry going forward.

“Everybody in that locker room is united, we’re happy to be teammates,” he said. “We want to stay together. As a leader of this team, we’re fine. We’re still together.”

Wide receiver and prized free-agent acquisition Kenny Golladay walked off the field with an apparent hamstring injury earlier in the practice, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan.

AP sources: Pac-12, Big 12 commissioners consider alliances

(AP) — The commissioners of the Pac-12 and Big 12 met Tuesday to discuss how the conferences might benefit from working together or maybe even merging.

Two people with knowledge of the meeting said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby and George Kliavkoff from the Pac-12 were discussing the potential for strategic planning between the two conferences.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the leagues were not immediately sharing details of internal discussions. The Athletic was first to report the meeting.

The Big 12 is trying to regroup after being stunned by Texas and Oklahoma’s decision to move to the Southeastern Conference. For now, the move is scheduled for 2025, but the Big 12 has to start looking at how to move forward without their flagship programs immediately.

The remaining eight Big 12 schools — Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia — are facing a huge drop in the value of their next television contract without Texas and Oklahoma in the conference.

The Big 12’s current TV deal runs out in 2025. Bowlsby told Texas lawmakers at a hearing in Austin on Monday that losing Texas and Oklahoma could slash the conference’s television revenue by about 50%. He said the TV deals accounted for about $280 million in revenue distributed to the schools.

The Pac-12’s current television deal is similar in value to the Big 12’s and expires in 2024.

Kilavkoff, a former MGM executive who took over as Pac-12 commissioner on July 1, has said the conference is in no rush to add members to a 12-member league that includes Southern California, Oregon, Stanford and Washington.

A full merger of the Big 12 and Pac-12 would create a 20-team conference with schools in every major U.S. time zone.

The conferences could also consider an scheduling agreement or alliance that creates regular nonconference matchups in high-profile sports of football and basketball as a way of potentially increasing the value of each league’s next TV deals, one of the people familiar with the meeting told AP.

You again! Thompson-Herah speeds to 2nd Olympic sprint sweep

TOKYO (AP) It was billed as a star-studded race that anyone could win.

So long as that person’s name was Elaine.

Elaine Thompson-Herah blew away a much-decorated field in the 200 meters Tuesday night. The latest sprint star from Usain Bolt’s island country of Jamaica completed her second straight Olympic sprint sweep in 21.53 seconds, the second-fastest time in history.

“It means a lot to me to be in that history, to be in that work-hard book,” said Thompson-Herah, who spent much of 2021 ailing with an Achilles injury and didn’t reach top form until she got to Japan.

It marked the second time in four nights that Thompson-Herah has won a sprint and recorded a time that fell short of only the late Florence Griffith Joyner’s hallowed, 33-year-old world records. The 200 record is 21.34.

In the 100 meters, Thompson-Herah started pointing at the clock a few steps before the finish line and finished in 10.61, which was good for the Olympic record but not Flo Jo’s overall mark of 10.49.

In the 200, Thompson-Herah ran hard all the way through and stuck her tongue out as she pushed her chest forward at the line. No questions this time about what would’ve happened if she’d left it all on the track.

Both finishes, of course, equaled gold medals, and now Thompson-Herah will have at least four when she gets back to Jamaica. There’s a chance for a fifth if she competes in the women’s 4×100-meter relay this weekend.

“By the Olympic finish, I’ll probably see what I’ve done,” said the 29-year-old, who grew up in Banana Ground on the southern side of the island. “At this moment, I’m just a normal girl.”

She topped surprise second-place finisher Christine Mboma of Namibia by .48, while American Gabby Thomas took bronze.

This was a much-accomplished field of finalists, defined as much by who didn’t finish on the podium as who did.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who beat Thompson-Herah at both distances in Jamaica’s national championships, finished fourth to barely miss out on her eighth Olympic medal.

Shaune Miller-Uibo, who focused on the 200 after winning gold at 400 meters in Rio, came in last after pulling up with a twinge in her hamstring.

Thomas, the neurobiology grad from Harvard, ran a 21.61 at Olympic trials that staked her claim, however briefly, as the second-fastest woman in history. It completely realigned her thoughts about what was possible in Tokyo. She won the bronze by .07 seconds.

“It feels amazing because I really worked for that one,” Thomas said. “I fought tooth and nail those last 30 meters.”

While Thompson-Herah is drawing comparisons to Bolt, she joins yet another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown, along with Barbel Wockel of the former East Germany as the third back-to-back champion in the 200.

If Thompson-Herah’s win was no surprise, then Mboma’s second-place finish was a stunner that figures to bring one of sports’ thorniest issues back to the fore.

Mboma moved to the 200 because she wasn’t allowed in the 400, which is her favorite event. Tests ordered by World Athletics found she and her teammate, sixth-place finisher Beatrice Maslingi, had high natural testosterone, which meant they fell under the same regulations that have sidelined two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya of South Africa in the 800 meters.

In the final, Mboma broke the under-20 world record for the third time in a week, and looked stunned when she crossed the finish line.

“I came here for the experience,” she said. “Now I did better.”

Another contender was the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou. She opened the sprints last week with a head-turning 10.78 in the 100-meter heats – the first sign that Tokyo could be a very fast track.

It is, especially when Thompson-Herah is on it.

But she’s not the only one.

Her victory came several hours after Norway’s Karsten Warholm obliterated his world record by .76 seconds, finishing the 400-meter hurdles in 45.94.

In pole vault, Sweden’s Armand Duplantis had the win wrapped up, but hadn’t missed, so he got three chances at the world record of 6.19 meters. He couldn’t clear it, and so made due with a gold medal and a jump of 6.02.

The women’s long jump title went to Malaika Mihambo, who jumped 7 meters flat on her last try to surpass America’s Brittney Reese.

That meant the U.S. had to wait for its second gold medal of the meet, and it was captured by Athing Mu in the 800 meters. In her preliminary heat, the track announcer butchered her name. She’ll have to brush up for Mu’s medal ceremony Wednesday. (It’s pronounced “uh-THING moh”).

Not heading to the podium is Gwen Berry. The outspoken American hammer thrower finished 11th in the final that went to Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland, who took gold for the third straight Olympics.

While Berry said goodbye, Allyson Felix finally said hello to the Olympic track. She easily won her 400-meter heat on the first step to what could be a women’s record – 10 Olympic medals.

American Noah Lyles also said hi, but it wasn’t all great.

After building a comfortable lead in the 200-meter semifinals, he put things on cruise control with about 15 meters left, only to be stunned to see Canada’s Aaron Brown and Liberia’s Joseph Fahnbulleh busting it to the line to edge him out in a photo finish.

Lyles had to wait a while to find out if he would earn one of two wild-card spots in the final. His run of 19.99 seconds was fast enough, and he insisted nothing was amiss.

“No. I went to plan,” Lyles said.

There will be no cruise control when he lines up Wednesday night in a field that will include Andre DeGrasse and 17-year-old American Erriyon Knighton, who played to the cameras and ran his hands across his nametag when he qualified.

The world might get to know him soon.

As for the women’s champ at 200 meters – she no longer needs an introduction.

“It means a lot to me because I’ve been through a lot,” Thompson-Herah said. “Even though I don’t have to tell my story, this tells my story.”

McLaughlin outsprints teammate Muhammad for hurdles record

TOKYO (AP) Sydney McLaughlin broke the world record. Dalilah Muhammad broke it, too.

Only one of the world’s best hurdlers could win the Olympic gold medal – and McLaughlin came out ahead in the latest installment of the best rivalry in track.

The 21-year-old from New Jersey won the 400-meter hurdles title Wednesday, finishing in 51.46 seconds in yet another history-making day on the Olympic oval.

McLaughlin came from behind after the last hurdle to top the defending Olympic champion. Muhammad’s time of 51.58 also beat McLaughlin’s old record of 51.9, set at Olympic trials in June. But Muhammad got the silver and is the second-fastest hurdler in the world.

“I think that’s really iron sharpening iron,” McLaughlin said. “Every time we step on the track, it’s always something fast.”

For McLaughlin, it was a muted celebration – in part, certainly, because traversing 400 meters while clearing 10 hurdles at 17 miles-per-hour is so much more exhausting than she makes it look.

“There was some lactic” acid building up, she said.

She sat on the ground, gave a serious look toward the scoreboard – yep, it’s a record … again – then got up and moved toward the hand-sanitizing station. Muhammad came over and gave her a congratulatory hug. They’ll meet again. World championships are next July.

Impressive as McLaughlin’s race was, this record didn’t really surprise anyone.

McLaughlin and Muhammad, a New York City native who went to Southern Cal, have been trading the record, and the wins, for two years. Muhammad first broke the mark at U.S. Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2019, then lowered it again. to 52.16, at the world championships in Qatar.

McLaughlin broke that record earlier this summer at Olympic trials, running her 51.90 to become the first woman to crack 52 seconds.

It felt inevitable that the mark would go down again on a fast track in perfect, hot-and-humid running conditions in Tokyo.

Only a day earlier, Norway’s Karsten Warholm crushed his old world record, finishing the men’s race in 45.94, and runner-up Rai Benjamin’s 46.17 also beat the old mark. Six runners in that race set national, continental or world records.

It was a lot to live up to for the women, whose race was even more eagerly anticipated. They exceeded expectations.

Starting from Lane 7, Muhammad came out of the blocks and made up the lag quickly – too quickly? – as they cruised down the backstretch.

“The perfectionist in me looks back and says `I could have done this, I could done that,'” Muhammad said. “But I can’t do that too much.”

Slowly, steadily, McLaughlin drew even, and they were at nearly a draw when they reached the final 100 meters. As McLaughlin and Muhammad scaled the last hurdle, it was McLaughlin who started inching away.

The .12-second margin was close – but not as close as in Doha, when McLaughlin lost by .07 in a race that changed her thinking.

She had burst onto the scene in 2016, a 16-year-old who loved to tell the story about how she could juggle, and ride a unicycle, and do both at the same time. She could hurdle, too, and had youth titles and trips to major world competitions under her belt on her way to the big-time.

She earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team in one of the most stacked events on the program, Muhammad, already in her prime, won a gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. McLaughlin was out in the semifinal round. A great learning experience.

“Early on, you could tell right away she was super special and just continued to get better and better every single year,” said Mike McCabe, McLaughlin’s high school coach, who watched the race with friends at a restaurant in Mountainside, New Jersey.

By 2019, McLaughlin had graduated from high school and had bigger dreams. The races at U.S. Nationals and the World Championships showed how good McLaughlin really was, but left her with an undisputable reality. Muhammad, a late bloomer who didn’t have a sponsor or a spot at the London Olympics in 2012, was better.

McLaughlin changed coaches, moving to work with the famed Bobby Kersee, whose expertise has helped produce what could be a wing of a track and field Hall of Fame: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence Griffith Joyner, Allyson Felix.

Now, McLaughlin.

US women’s volleyball makes it to semis

The U.S. women’s volleyball team has made it to the semifinals for the sixth time in the past eight Olympics after beating the Dominican Republic in straight sets in the quarterfinals.

The Americans advanced to a matchup with the winner of Serbia-Italy in semis, despite playing without injured starters Jordyn Poulter and Jordan Thompson.

Fill-ins Micha Hancock and Annie Drews helped set the tone early for the U.S. and the team wasn’t seriously challenged at any point by the Dominicans. Drews finished with a team-high 18 points.

The U.S. is seeking its first gold medal in the sport after winning bronze five years ago in Rio de Janeiro and silver in 2008 and 2012.

Curry agrees to 4-year, $215M extension with Warriors

Golden State Warriors icon Stephen Curry is the first player in NBA history to sign a second $200-million contract.

Curry agreed to a four-year, $215-million extension with the Warriors on Tuesday, the two-time MVP’s agent told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Curry’s new deal keeps him in Golden State through the 2025-26 season.

Curry is coming off another stellar campaign for the Warriors, capturing the second scoring title of his career while earning his fourth first-team All-NBA nod.

The 33-year-old averaged 32 points across 63 outings, the highest mark of his career, and became the first player in NBA history to average 35 points and shoot 50-40-90 in a single month (April). Curry also nailed 96 3-pointers in April, obliterating James Harden’s record (82) for most made treys in a calendar month.

The seven-time All-Star is set to enter his 13th NBA season – all with the Warriors – with Golden State looking to bounce back following an underwhelming campaign.

AP source: DeRozan agrees to $85 million deal with Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bulls made another major upgrade, acquiring high-scoring small forward DeMar DeRozan a day after adding point guard Lonzo Ball.

The Bulls agreed Tuesday to a three-year, $85 million contract with DeRozan as part of a sign-and-trade with San Antonio, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because teams cannot announce deals until Friday. It was not clear what the Spurs are getting in return.

The move is another sign Chicago is serious about contending in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls finished 11th in the East at 31-41, two games behind Charlotte for the final play-in spot. While they missed the playoffs for a fourth straight year, it was their first season with Arturas Karnisovas leading the front office and Billy Donovan coaching the club.

A four-time All-Star, DeRozan has averaged more than 20 points in each of the past eight seasons with Toronto and San Antonio. He scored 21.6 per game last year and shot just under 50%. But San Antonio missed the playoffs for a second straight season after an NBA-record 22 straight appearances.

DeRozan, who turns 32 on Saturday, figures to form a high-scoring trio with Olympian Zach LaVine and two-time All-Star center Nikola Vucevic, with Ball leading a revamped backcourt.

Ball, a four-year veteran who turns 24 in October, is coming off his most productive season. In his second year with the Pelicans, he averaged career highs in points (14.6 per game) and field-goal percentage (41.4) while averaging 5.7 assists. Drafted second overall by the Lakers out of UCLA in 2017, Ball has changed his shooting mechanics since being traded to New Orleans as part of a blockbuster deal that sent Anthony Davis to Los Angeles.

Ball hit a career-high 172 3-pointers last season while making a career-best 37.8% of his shots from deep.

He agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract with Chicago. The Bulls are sending guards Tomas Satoransky and Garrett Temple to the Pelicans. Chicago also agreed Monday to a four-year, $37 million deal with Lakers backup guard Alex Caruso. Caruso has played all four seasons in Los Angeles, averaging 5.9 points while shooting about 43%, and teamed with Ball their first two years.

Carmelo Anthony to join LeBron, Lakers on 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James have long wanted to be on the same team. They will finally get their chance after Anthony agreed to a one-year deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Anthony broke the news on social media by posting a video that included his nickname, “Melo,” and the Lakers logo. Free agent deals can’t become official until Friday.

Anthony and James have been friends since high school and were part of a star-studded draft class in 2003. James went first overall to the Cleveland Cavaliers out of high school while Anthony was the third pick by the Denver Nuggets after leading Syracuse to its first NCAA title.

The 37-year-old Anthony joins his seventh team while entering his 19th season. He averaged 13.4 points and made 40.9% of his 3-pointers coming off the bench for Portland last season.

The Lakers, who won the NBA title in 2020 but were eliminated in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs by Phoenix this past season, could have eight players age 32 or older on their opening night roster.

Anthony will be the oldest. James, Marc Gasol and Trevor Ariza are all 36.

Los Angeles Lakers welcome back four former players in Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington and Kent Bazemore, sources say

LOS ANGELES — The  Los Angeles Lakers agreed to terms with four former players on Monday — Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza,  Wayne Ellington and Kent Bazemore — as the franchise looks to refill its roster after all the players it sent out in the Russell Westbrook deal, sources told ESPN.

Howard, 35, won a championship with L.A. in his second stint with the team two seasons ago before joining the Philadelphia 76ers last year. His agent, Qais Haider, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski of the agreement.

Ariza, 36, helped the Lakers win a title in 2009 alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol. The Lakers pursued the wing player several times over the past few years, as Ariza has ties not only to the organization but to vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka, who represented Ariza when he was an agent. He averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Miami Heat last season.

Ariza’s agents, Aaron Mintz, Steven Huemann and Erika Ruiz of CAA Sports informed Wojnarowski of the deal.

Ellington, 33, played one season for the Lakers (2014-15) and is a career 38.2% 3-point shooter. He shot 42.2% from 3 last season, averaging 9.6 points in 22 minutes per game for the Detroit Pistons. Ellington’s pact with the Lakers was first reported by Yahoo! Sports and confirmed by ESPN.

All three players will join L.A. on one-year, veterans minimum contracts.

Bazemore had a 23-game stint with the Lakers in 2013-14. The small forward spent this past season with the  Golden State Warriors, appearing in 67 games (18 starts) and shooting a career-high 40.8% from 3 while averaging 7.2 points. His deal was first reported by The Athletic and confirmed by ESPN.

The Lakers entered into the start of free agency with just four players — Westbrook, LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol — and still have up to seven roster spots left to fill, even with the addition of Howard, Ariza, Ellington and Bazemore.

Report: Sixers add Drummond on 1-year deal

The Philadelphia 76ers signed free-agent center Andre Drummond to a one-year contract, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Drummond reportedly agreed to the veteran’s minimum salary, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey.

The 27-year-old Drummond last played with the Los Angeles Lakers after reaching an agreement on a buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers in March.

After enjoying parts of eight seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Drummond struggled through injury and a falling-out with the Cavs that prompted his move to Los Angeles.

Drummond wasn’t exactly a game-changer with the Lakers, either, averaging 11.9 points and 10.2 rebounds following a slow start. Drummond essentially swaps spots with Dwight Howard, who returned to the Lakers on Monday on a one-year deal following a season with Philly.

Patty Mills agrees to 2-year, $12M deal with Nets

Patty Mills’ decade-long stay with the San Antonio Spurs is over.

He’s set to join the Brooklyn Nets on a two-year, $12-million deal, the player’s agent, Steven Heumann, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The terms of the deal reportedly include a player option for the second season.

Mills, who is currently starring for semifinalist Australia at the Tokyo Olympics, has been a key contributor off the bench for Gregg Popovich’s Spurs since joining the franchise in March 2012.

The 32-year-old will bring a savvy backcourt influence to a Nets team that has been busy through the opening two days of the free-agency period. Brooklyn re-signed Blake Griffin and Bruce Brown to short-term deals and added veteran forward James Johnson on a one-year contract.

Mills and the Boomers will get a close look at his new Nets teammate Kevin Durant when Australia and Team USA square off in a semifinal clash Thursday in the men’s Olympic basketball tournament.

Utah Jazz, Rudy Gay agree to 2-year deal

Free-agent forward Rudy Gay has agreed to a deal with the Utah Jazz, his agent, Raymond Brothers of Roc Nation Sports, tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The two-year deal includes a player option and reunites Gay with point guard Mike Conley Jr. The two played together for the Memphis Grizzlies for over five seasons.

Gay spent the past four years with the San Antonio Spurs and averaged 11.4 points and shot 38.1% on 3-pointers in a reserve role last season.

The 34-year-old is entering his 16th season in the NBA, with previous stops in  Toronto and  Sacramento as well as Memphis and San Antonio.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander agrees to 5-year, $172 million maximum rookie contract extension with Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has agreed to a five-year, $172 million maximum rookie contract extension, his agent, Thaddeus Foucher of Wasserman, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal includes a 30% escalator clause that would turn the guaranteed $172 million base into $207 million should Gilgeous-Alexander be voted to one of the three All-NBA teams. The deal doesn’t include any early termination options.

Gilgeous-Alexander, 23, is a core part of the Thunder’s rebuilding future as he develops into a possible All-Star-caliber point guard. Drafted 11th overall by the  LA Clippers in 2018, he was acquired by Oklahoma City in the 2019 trade that moved Paul George to LA. He has steadily improved season by season, developing as a capable shooter and one of the best isolation scorers in the NBA. Already one of the premier attackers, he led the NBA in drives per game (25.2) last season.

Polanco’s 3-run blast stuns Reds in 7-5 Twins win

CINCINNATI (AP) Jorge Polanco delivered a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Heath Hembree (2-6) walked the first two Minnesota batters before striking out Brent Rooker. Polanco fouled off four two-strike pitches before connecting on a liner just inside the foul pole in right field.

“It was a great at-bat put together against a guy with good stuff,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “(Polanco) kept grinding it out, looking for a pitch to do something with. He forced the issue. He made the pitcher come to him and didn’t miss it.”

“We were trying to be unpredictable when an at-bat goes that long,” Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart said. “I felt we went with a pretty good pitch. I will have to look at it, but I don’t think it was a bad pitch. He’s a good hitter and put a good swing on it.”

The homer extended Polanco’s season-high hitting streak to seven games as the Twins finished 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position.

“I’m willing to bet on guys who are swinging the bat the way he is,” Baldelli said. “He’s really feeling it.”

Neither Polanco nor Hembree spoke to reporters after the game.

Mitch Garver had a three-run homer in the fifth for the Twins, who had lost four of their previous five games.

Danny Coulombe (2-1) got the final out of the eighth. Alex Colome allowed a single and walk to start the Cincinnati ninth before finishing for his third save and first since April 7.

Jonathan India’s two-run homer in the fifth off Kenta Maeda gave the Reds a 5-4 lead. Eugenio Suarez and Tucker Barnhart went deep on Maeda’s first two pitches in the third.

Cincinnati couldn’t hold the lead in the opener of a six-game homestand coming off a 5-2 road trip.

The Reds are trying to keep pace with NL Central-leading Milwaukee, which started the day 7 1/2 games ahead. Cincinnati also trails San Diego for the second wild-card spot.

Cincinnati’s Joey Votto went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his second game since a seven-game streak with at least one homer.

India, the NL rookie of the month for July, followed Shogo Akiyama’s pinch-hit single with a blast off Maeda that landed 10 rows deep in the left field stands.

Maeda led off Minnesota’s fifth with a single to left. After Rooker walked with one out, Garver’s three-run shot landed in virtually the same spot as India’s homer in the top of the inning, giving the Twins a 4-3 lead.

“I was trying to throw a fastball up and away,” Mahle said. “It leaked over the plate. He put a good swing on it.”

Maeda lasted five innings, giving up seven hits and five runs with one walk and nine strikeouts. Cincinnati starter Tyler Mahle also went five, allowing six hits and four runs with two walks and five strikeouts

Díaz hits slam, Freeland earns win as Rockies top Cubs 13-6

DENVER (AP) Elias Diaz hit a grand slam, Kyle Freeland got his first win in more than a month and the Colorado Rockies beat the Chicago Cubs 13-6 on Tuesday night.

Freeland (2-6) pitched five innings and earned his first win since June 28 before being removed with a left foot contusion. He was hit by a line drive with one out in the fifth, finished the inning and was replaced after throwing warmup pitches in the sixth. He allowed two runs on four hits and struck out five.

X-rays on the foot were negative.

“Immediately the pain struck in my foot,” Freeland said. “Pretty drastic at the time. When that kind of stuff happens, adrenaline takes over and you’re kind of able to fight off that pain a little bit.

“Thankfully the x-rays came back negative on it, so that’s really good news. That’s a big bullet to dodge right there.”

Manager Bud Black said Freeland could make his next scheduled start.

“Hopefully the soreness subsides, and if there is some swelling, it subsides,” Black said.

Sam Hilliard also homered and C.J. Cron had three hits and three RBIs for the Rockies.

Ian Happ homered for the Cubs, who played most of the game without manager David Ross, who was ejected in the second inning by home plate umpire Adam Hamari. Hamari had issued a warning to Ross when Patrick Wisdom was batting, and then Ross started yelling after a strike call on the first pitch to Happ.

Hamari tossed him and Ross came out to argue with Hamari before heading to the Cubs clubhouse.

“Maybe a little quick, but I think my voice carries a little bit more than I appreciate sometimes,” Ross said of the ejection. “I was upset about the call down to Wisdom, I thought it wasn’t the best call I’d seen. I was probably a little louder than I needed to be early on and he didn’t want to hear it. That was his right.”

The exchange briefly inspired Chicago, which scored its first run in the second. Diaz put Colorado ahead in the bottom of the second with his first career grand slam, the seventh by the Rockies this season.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Diaz said. “Rounding the bases there were a lot of emotions. I was just trying to find a good pitch and put a good swing on it.”

Happ hit a solo homer in the fourth, his 11th, but Hilliard’s three-run shot in the Rockies’ half of the inning, made it 7-2.

Hilliard has homered in back-to-back games for the fourth time in his career.

Chicago starter Zach Davies (6-8) allowed seven runs on six hits in four innings. The Cubs have lost six of their last seven — three of their last four since the trade deadline.

“This is an exciting time for a lot of guys,” Davies said. “They’re getting a lot playing time and they’re proving what they’re worth, that they’re big-league talent.”

Colorado opened it up in the sixth off reliever Michael Rucker. Hilliard hit an RBI double, Raimel Tapia had an RBI single and Cron drove in two more with a bases-loaded single. Cron added an RBI single in the eighth.

McCullers, Astros silence LA bats at raucous Dodger Stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lance McCullers Jr. threw 6 2/3 shutout innings and the Houston Astros withstood the raucous, heckling fans at Dodger Stadium to blank Los Angeles 3-0 Tuesday night.

The crowd of 52,692 – the largest in the majors this season – had waited a long time to let Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Astros know just how they felt about possibly being cheated out of a 2017 World Series title.

The jeering started early as the crowd in the upper deck and bleachers shouted “Cheaters!” at Houston players during warmups and threw back Astros homers in batting practice.

The booing and chants only got louder, but the fans made more noise than the LA bats. Houston pitchers gave up just five singles and struck out 13 as the AL West leaders ended a two-game losing streak.

This was the first chance Dodgers fans had to jeer the Astros in person at Chavez Ravine since their sign-stealing scandal was revealed late in 2019. Houston beat LA in the 2017 World Series, winning Game 7 at Dodger Stadium.

Michael Brantley’s RBI double in the fourth inning gave Houston a 1-0 lead before Yordan Alvarez’s two-run homer over the wall in right center off Victor Gonzalez provided some much-needed insurance.

McCullers (9-2) – who started that Game 7 in 2017 – struck out nine and allowed four hits and with three walks.

Ryne Stanek retired the side in order in the ninth. for his second save.

Walker Buehler (11-2) threw a career-high 115 pitches in six innings. He was charged with one run on five hits with five strikeouts and three walks.

The Dodgers left 10 runners on base but had only one reach third. Los Angeles had runners at the corners with two outs in the eighth inning before Chas McCormick struck out Cody Bellinger to end the inning.

Martin Maldonado opened the Houston third with a double to the wall in right-center field. He advanced to third on a two-out wild pitch by Buehler and scored when Brantley lined a double into the right-field corner.

Cease blanks Royals for 6 innings, White Sox win 7-1

CHICAGO (AP) Dylan Cease allowed one hit in six scoreless innings, matching a season high with 11 strikeouts, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Tuesday night.

Tim Anderson and Andrew Vaughn homered for AL Central-leading Chicago, which had dropped three of four at fourth-place Kansas City last week.

“That was definitely one of my better ones,” Cease said. “I still need to be a little bit more efficient. But the stuff was good, and to get through six was solid. To finish strong, it means a lot to me.”

Cease (8-6) walked two and threw 103 pitches, allowing only Edward Olivares’ leadoff single in the third inning, to nab his first win since June 30.

“He showed a lot of composure and competitiveness in those early innings,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa. “Then, towards the end, he did the shut-it-down thing and just got better as he went along.”

Michael Kopech, Garrett Crochet and Ryan Tepera pitched an inning apiece to complete the three-hitter. Kopech allowed the only Kansas City run on Ryan O’Hearn’s sacrifice fly in the seventh, just the second run in three games for the Royals.

Vaughn sent a changeup from Kris Bubic (3-5) into the center field bleachers in the second, and Anderson bounced a two-run homer off the top of the right field wall in the third.

Anderson added an RBI single in Chicago’s four-run seventh, his third hit of the night, and Jose Abreu had a two-run single in the frame.

Bubic went six innings, allowing three runs on three hits.

“He had everything working. It just took him a while to get to his heater,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “He obviously had a better feel for his fastball later, but he didn’t give it a chance to find it until there was already some damage done.”

Ryu wins 1st Toronto start in Canada as Jays top Indians 7-2

TORONTO (AP) Hyun Jin Ryu pitched seven solid innings in his first start for Toronto on Canadian soil, George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez homered and the Blue Jays beat the Cleveland Indians 7-2 on Tuesday night.

Ryu waited more than a year and a half to take the mound as a home player in Toronto after signing an $80 million, four-year contract in December 2019. He started once at Rogers Centre as a rookie with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013.

“It meant a lot for me, especially since after signing with the team, this was my first game out here,” Ryu said through a translator. “To walk out with the win as well, it means a lot.”

The Korean left-hander didn’t disappoint the crowd of 14,270, retiring the first six batters and striking out eight to help the Blue Jays win for the fifth time in six games since moving back north of the border last Friday.

“He was vintage Ryu today,” manager Charlie Montoyo said. “You could see it from the beginning. He was hitting the corners, his changeup was outstanding, his cutter was moving. He was on the whole time.”

Ryu (11-5) allowed two runs and seven hits, and walked none.

Right-hander Rafael Dolis worked a perfect eighth and left-hander Ryan Borucki finished with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Springer finished 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the Blue Jays piled up 12 hits, matching Houston for the AL’s most games with double-digit hits (44).

“We did everything right today,” Montoyo said. “It’s one of those games as a manager that you’re happy. The defense was good, the execution at the plate was really good and, of course, the pitching was outstanding.”

Springer hit the 41st leadoff homer of his career against Cleveland right-hander Zach Plesac. The homer was Springer’s 12th.

Hernandez made it 3-0 before the end of the first with a two-out drive to right, his 17th.

Plesac (6-4) lost for the first time since April 20 against the White Sox, ending a career-best streak of 10 unbeaten starts. Plesac matched a season high by giving up six runs while allowing a career-worst 10 hits. He walked none and, for the second time this season, didn’t have any strikeouts.

“They were super aggressive knowing I was going to be throwing strikes,” Plesac said. “Tip my cap to them, because they came out swinging.”

Bobby Bradley and Harold Ramirez hit RBI doubles for the Indians.

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS BASEBALL: Indians Drop Series Opener To Iowa

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DES MOINES, IOWA –The Indianapolis Indians fell behind early and never saw the lead as the Iowa Cubs took the series opener on Tuesday night, 5-1.

Iowa (33-43) took the lead in the bottom of the third inning when Abiatal Avelino hit a bases-loaded double to center field to score two runs. With runners on second and third and one out, Alfonso Rivas grounded out to second baseman Tucupita Marcano which allowed one run to score and gave the I-Cubs a 3-0 lead.

After six scoreless innings, the Indians (37-40) scored their sole run of the game. Marcano reached base on a feilder’s choice followed by an RBI double to shallow right field from Bligh Madris.

The I-Cubs tacked on two more insurance runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to extend their lead to 5-1.

Beau Sulser (L, 5-5) earned his third quality start of the season but ultimately took the loss giving up three runs on seven hits in six innings of work. Joe Biagini (W, 2-5) shut down the Indians offense and earned the win throwing 5.1 scoreless innings with five strikeouts.

The Indians will face Iowa again tomorrow for a doubleheader with the first game scheduled for 5:08 PM ET and game two starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. LHP Justin Steele (1-0, 1.21) is set to take the mound for the I-Cubs for game one and RHP Cory Abbott (1-5, 7.21) will toe the rubber for game two. The Indians have yet to name their probable starting pitchers for the doubleheader.

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INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Indiana To Host North Carolina State in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A rematch of the NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup between Indiana and North Carolina State will be on deck for the 2021 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, announced by the two conferences on Tuesday.

The Hoosiers will face the Wolfpack on Dec. 2 inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The two teams last met in a highly-competitive 2021 NCAA Sweet Sixteen matchup in San Antonio where Indiana upended No. 1 seed NC State, 73-70, in the Alamodome.  All five Indiana starters scored in double figures in the victory behind 17 points from Ali Patberg, 16 points from Mackenzie Holmes and a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds from Grace Berger.

Coming off one of its most historic seasons in school history, the Hoosiers return all five starters from a team that went 21-6 overall and made the NCAA Elite Eight in 2020-21. Holmes (17.8 ppg., 7.6 rpg., 60.7 FG %) and Berger (15.4 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 4.6 apg.). Patberg will return for her seventh and final season of collegiate eligibility as she also added double figures last season (14.0 ppg., 3.9 rpg., 3.6 apg.). Head coach Teri Moren enters her eighth season leading the Hoosiers.

Overall, IU is 8-5 overall in the challenge, recording consecutive victories in the 2018 and 2019 contests while no games were played in 2020. It previously faced NC State one other time in the series, falling 84-70 in Raleigh with the all-time series tied at 1-1. The Hoosiers are 3-3 in home games in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, last hosting Louisville in 2017.

Game time and TV designations will be announced at a later date.

INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: Robson Named Men’s Soccer Associate Head Coach

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley announced the elevation of Kevin Robson to associate head coach on Tuesday.

“Kevin’s new role spotlights his important contributions to our soccer program,” said Yeagley. “His engaging personality, tremendous work rate and eye for talent has played a big part in our success on and off the field. Kevin loves IU soccer and continues to invest his heart and soul into our program. He has done a great job in helping IU soccer continue our quest for championship success.”

Robson is in his eighth season as a full-time assistant coach with the program and fourth season as the recruiting coordinator.

The Hoosiers were dominant in Big Ten Conference play during the unique 2020-21 season and captured a historic conference championship double. For the second time in program history, Indiana claimed the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles in three-straight seasons. IU finished the abbreviated season with an overall record of 12-2-2 and as the second-ranked team in the country. Indiana cleaned up the B1G postseason awards, winning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (Victor Bezerra), Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year (Roman Celentano) and placing five players on either the first or second all-conference team. Indiana’s dream postseason run ended abruptly in the national championship match in a double overtime game against Marshall. Bezerra and Celentano were joined by Spencer Glass at United Soccer Coaches All-America selections. The 2020 season was postponed to the spring of ’21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Robson was named one of the top assistants in the country by College Soccer News.

Indiana pulled off the Big Ten double for the second-straight season in 2019, winning both the regular season and conference tournament titles for the 10th time in program history. The 2019 campaign, coupled with the double in 2018, marked the first back-to-back double for the Hoosiers since the 1998-99 seasons. IU finished the season ranked No. 5 in the nation with an overall record of 15-3-4. For the third-straight season, Robson and the IU coaching staff were named Men’s North Region Staff of the Year for DI Institutions by United Soccer Coaches.

The 2018 season was another historic one for Indiana, as the Hoosiers won both the Big Ten regular season and tournament championships for the first time since 2006. IU advanced to the College Cup for the second-straight season and finished the year ranked No. 3 in the nation with an overall record of 20-3-1. Also, for the second-straight season, Robson and the IU coaching staff were named Men’s North Region Staff of the Year for DI Institutions by United Soccer Coaches.

In 2017, the Hoosiers reached the College Cup Final, falling in double overtime to Stanford. Indiana was unbeaten in the team’s first 24 matches and posted an overall record of 18-1-6 on the year, finishing the year ranked No. 2 in the nation. Robson and the rest of the IU coaches were named the Men’s Midwest Region Staff of the Year (SOY) for Division I Institutions by the United Soccer Coaches.

In the seven years since Robson has been on staff, the Hoosiers have posted a record of 102- 21-28 (.768) earning top 16 seeds in the NCAA Tournament in each of his seven years, reaching the College Cup on three occasions.

Robson returned to Bloomington in July 2013 after stints as both a player (2003-06) and student coach (2007). Robson was a member of the Hoosiers’ 2003 and 2004 NCAA title teams and was also a member of five Big Ten Championship teams during his career (three regular season and two tournament championships). Robson led the Hoosiers in assists with six in 2006 and finished second in that category on the 2004 title team.

PURDUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Purdue Draws Georgia Tech in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Matchups for the 2021 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge were released Monday, setting Purdue to host Georgia Tech at Mackey Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The two clubs will meet for the third time in the event and fourth time in history.

The showdown cements the 2021-22 non-conference home campaign at seven games. Season tickets are still available for Mackey Arena. For more information on how you can be a part of this monumental season, call the Hayes Family Ticket Office at 765.494.3194 or click here.

The ACC/Big Ten Showdown returns after a hiatus during the 2020-21 season. Purdue is 3-11 all-time in the contest but split the last four games. Georgia Tech is now tied as the Boilermakers’ most-common opponent along with former ACC member Maryland. The two sides met twice before in the interconference showdown – an 85-73 Purdue win Nov. 28, 2012, in West Lafayette and a 68-55 Georgia Tech victory Nov. 30, 2017, in Atlanta.

Head coach Sharon Versyp enters her 16th and final season on the sidelines in West Lafayette after welcoming back Katie Gearlds as an associate head coach in a succession plan following the 2021-22 season. Versyp’s roster is a mix of experienced returners, including starters Madison Layden and Brooke Moore, as well as a talented bunch of newcomers that features Indiana Miss Basketball Jayla Smith.

During their lone season together as a coach-player tandem in 2006-07, Versyp, Gearlds and the Boilermakers blazed a way to the NCAA Elite Eight, a path that including a 76-63 win over Georgia Tech in the first meeting in history.

Georgia Tech posted a 17-9 record last year, finishing third in the ACC with a 12-6 mark, and were a five seed in the NCAA Tournament, bowing out in the Sweet Sixteen following a loss to South Carolina. The Yellow Jackets are led by former Purdue head coach Nell Fortner, who roamed the sidelines in West Lafayette for the 1996-97 season before taking over USA Basketball ahead of the gold-medal campaign at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.

Tip time and broadcast assignments will be announced later. Purdue has two final games left to announce as a part of a St. Pete Showcase in Florida during the week of Thanksgiving.

2021 Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge

Wednesday, Dec. 1

North Carolina at Minnesota

Nebraska at Wake Forest

Ohio State at Syracuse

Georgia Tech at Purdue

Virginia Tech at Wisconsin

Thursday, Dec. 2

Florida State at Illinois

NC State at Indiana

Miami at Maryland

Michigan at Louisville

Notre Dame at Michigan State

Northwestern at Clemson

Penn State at Boston College

Wednesday, Dec. 1 OR Thursday, Dec. 2

Iowa at Duke

Rutgers at Pittsburgh

PURDUE MEN’S GOLF: Schenk and Bradley Build Bond During Grind of PGA Tour Stretch Run

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A month ago, the four-year PGA Tour member reached out to his old college coach, asking for a favor. Keep in mind, he only played under Rob Bradley for one year at Purdue. However, that bond that formed way back during the 2013-14 season has only strengthened seven years later.

That one year for Schenk, however, has made a big difference in the grand scheme of things.

“It’s crazy that it has been seven years since I have been at Purdue. He helped me so much in the one year he was my coach at Purdue. I was very fortunate he came in when he did,” Schenk said. “Rob was able to get through to me during that one year. I don’t know what sparked my game and I played a lot better. He gave me a belief that I could make a professional career out of golf.”

You see, Schenk and Bradley helped put Purdue golf back on the map. The Vincennes, Indiana, native led Purdue to the NCAA Championships in Bradley’s first season as a collegiate head coach. Since then, Purdue has been one of the top teams year-in and year-out in the Big Ten Conference, reaching three NCAA Championships in Bradley’s eight years.

Schenk’s request was two-fold. First, Adam was in a rut. He needed a mental boost. The PGA Tour is a grind for dozens of players just trying to make it big. They play every tournament, traveling usually by car site to site. He’s played in the second-most events on the Tour this year. Being away from home and the daily grind can wear on anyone.

Secondly, he needed help. His game was slightly off-kilter. He was making cuts, but barely. And he figured he’d reach out to his old coach for the stretch run.

“Rob had caddied for Stuart (Macdonald) before and we just really enjoy being around each other. I play a lot of events and my caddie has a family of his own and it’s a lot of time for him to be away, so I reached out to Rob and asked him if he’d want to do three or four events this summer,” Schenk said. “Rob has been very influential for me and my career and really knows my game. He’s been like my caddie, coach and sports psychologist all in one the past month. It worked out with his schedule and we went with it.

“Gaining confidence in golf is hard and you beat yourself up a lot more since it’s an individual sport. You can be so streaky. You can play great one day and terrible the next. No one can get you out of the hole but yourself. It makes it worthwhile when you do and Rob has definitely helped me with that. Without him, I don’t know if I would have this current run,” Schenk said.

Since that happened a little less than a month ago before the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Schenk’s play has taken off. With Bradley on the bag over the last four events, Schenk has finished T-41, T-4, T-15 and T-51. He took a brief lead in the final round at the John Deere Classic before finishing fourth – his first career top-five finish ‑- and pocketed 108.75 key FedEx points and a cool $248,000 in his pocket. He followed that up with a 15th-place showing at the Barbasol Championship, 29.75 FedEx points and another $58,625.

Crazier things have happened, but the results from the past four tournaments have basically locked up his PGA Tour card for another year. He currently sits 113th in the FEDEX Cup and he’s made $881,297 this season with just one regular-season event left (this week at the Barracuda Championship at Lake Tahoe) before the FedEx Cup gets underway Aug. 12. 

“It means a lot to get my card again. I feel like I am getting closer to breaking through and I am putting a lot of things together. I am excited to see what I can do with a full season, starting here in the next couple of months. To start a season with how I am ending this year is really encouraging and hopefully I can get off to a good start,” Schenk said. “A month ago, it didn’t look great to keep my card and now it looks like I will keep it. It’s a big mental turnaround knowing that I have a shot next year and would love to build off what I did this last month. That’s what I am excited about.”

“I am so proud of Adam. He works so hard and is so disciplined on the road. He’s always in the gym. He’s on the range. He’s on the putting green. His work ethic is incredible. He’s doing all the right things to get him to the next level,” Bradley said.

As far what happens in the future, no one can predict that. Coach Bradley will return to West Lafayette  to start preparing the Boilermakers for the 2021-22 season after a summer that has seen his own squad have significant success.

“We had a lot of fun during those three weeks and it’s really helped me as a coach. I get to watch the best players in the world prepare for tournament and seeing what they are working on and what they are doing when they are practicing. I think we’ve both gained a lot from it the last month. The PGA Tour can be a really lonely lifestyle. It’s every man for himself, so I just want to be there for him.” said Bradley.

While Schenk knows that he will be able to take what Bradley has imparted in him from the last month and use it to his advantage.

“I stay in touch with Rob. If we don’t talk once a week, it’s at least every two weeks. And we talk about anything. He’s always had my best interests in my mind, whether you want to hear it or not,” Schenk continued.

Meanwhile, once the sports seasons begin again here at Purdue, Bradley knows that Schenk and fellow PGA Tour member, Tyler Duncan, will be tuned in to the Boilermakers.

“I love the fact that they love Purdue. Adam’s always asking me about the team and what we’re doing. He loves Purdue basketball and football and really gets into their games. He’s got a great attitude, he’s a nice guy and he appreciates everything that the Tour does for him,” Bradley said. “Tyler is the same way. Obviously, I didn’t coach Tyler, but I have gotten to know him. Tyler absolutely loves Purdue and they want to help anyway they can and are both great representatives of Purdue.”

EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aces announce 11-game non-conference slate

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EVANSVILLE – The first 11 games of the Robyn Scherr-Wells era for the University of Evansville women’s basketball team are out and features familiar foes and regional opponents.

“We are excited to kick off a new era of Evansville Women’s Basketball,” said Aces head women’s basketball coach Robyn Scherr-Wells. I look forward to our team being able to experience playing in front of our fans at home for our first three games. It’s a great opportunity for us to settle in and hopefully find some consistency and confidence early on. Overall, it’s an exciting slate of games against a solid group of Midwest opponents. I feel we balanced our travel well and are putting our team in a position to find success and prepare for MVC play.”

Featuring five home matches, including four inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse, the Aces will get the opportunity to showcase a new staff and playing style to the Evansville community early in its 2021-22 slate.

Evansville opens the season with a three-game homestand, its longest such homestand to open the season since playing four-straight games at home in the 1991-92 season. The 2021-22 campaign opens on November 9 when the Aces welcome Austin Peay to Meeks Family Fieldhouse. Five days later, the Aces play their second-straight game inside Meeks with a Sunday matchup with Oakland City.

The homestand comes to a close with Evansville’s annual Education Day contest on November 17th at the Ford Center. For this season’s Education Day game, the Aces will play host to Eastern Kentucky, renewing a series that has not been contested since the 2011-12 season. Those interested in attending Education Day can contact Amy Bonvillain at 812-488-2283 or ab872@evansville.edu for more information.

The first road contest of Evansville head women’s basketball coach Robyn Scherr-Wells career in white and purple takes place in Charleston, Ill against Eastern Illinois on November 20. A trip to Fort Wayne to follow a 77-70 win last over Purdue Fort Wayne dots the schedule on November 24 before the Aces come back home.

Closing-out the month of November, Evansville plays host to Murray State inside Meeks for the penultimate home contest of non-conference play.

The Aces make return trips to a pair of teams they earned thrilling victories over a season ago. On December 4, Evansville travels to challenge Miami (Ohio), following a 66-60 win over the Redhawks in 2020-21. Evansville earned its fourth win of the season, 72-62, over Bellarmine, who the Aces head east to face on December 7 in Louisville, Ky.

The final home game before conference play comes on December 11, facing Morehead State, nearly four years to the day since the Aces and Eagles last met in Meeks, in an 82-75 win for the visitors during the 2017-18 season.

Two road contests just before the holidays finish the Aces non-conference slate, first with a trip to the Windy City to challenge Chicago State on December 19 before heading to Indianapolis to face Butler on December 22.

Evansville now offers digital, mobile ticketing that allows fans to buy tickets ahead of time. Single game tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for youth and seniors and can be purchased here. Fans can also purchase season passes for women’s basketball for $65, available here. For November 17th’s game against EKU at the Ford Center, season pass holders can claim their ticket at will call an hour before tip-off in the interior ticket lobby of the Ford Center.

INDIANAPOLIS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Greyhounds Release 2021-22 Schedule

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INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis women’s basketball team announced it’s complete 28-game regular season schedule on Tuesday that is complete with 13 home matchups’ including four non-conference opponents.

“We have been waiting for over a year to get a full schedule again and couldn’t be more excited.” Head Coach Kristin Wodrich said.

Along with a trip to Bloomington for an exhibition against BIG 10 opponent, Indiana. The Hounds and Hoosiers matchup kicks off the Hounds season on Friday, Nov 5.

The Greyhounds then travel Canton, OH where they will face Malone for their regular season debut on Friday, Nov 12, followed by a trip to Ashland on Saturday, Nov 13.

The opening homestand will be a Thursday night matchup against GLIAC-foe, Northwood on Nov 18. The Hounds face back-to-back Indiana rivals prior to their winter holiday break when they travel to Purdue Northwest on Saturday, Dec 18 and then host Indiana-Kokomo on Monday, Dec 20.

“The GLVC is a tough conference to play so playing tough competition in non-conference is important,” Wodrich noted

For GLVC play, UIndy will travel to 10 matchups, including conference opener against GLVC-Rival Southern Indiana on Monday, Nov 29, and host 10 of the conference games.

 “The players have been working hard this summer and are ready to go!”

INDIANAPOLIS MEN’S GOLF: Jones Joins Men’s Golf Roster for 2021-22

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INDIANAPOLIS – UIndy men’s golf head coach Brent Nicoson announced Tuesday the addition of CJ Jones to his 2021-22 roster. The fifth-year senior joins an already-talented UIndy squad after spending the previous four seasons at Division I Ball State.

Jones Jones comes to the Circle City after an award-winning stint with the Cardinals. The Frankfort, Ky., native tied for third at the 2019 MAC Championships, earning all-tournament honors. In the fall of 2018, he fired a six-under 65 at the Musketeer Classic on the way to securing MAC Golfer of the Week accolades.

“We are extremely excited to be adding CJ to our roster,” exclaimed Nicoson. “He will be great for our culture and brings high-level experience to our team.

“CJ is a mature player who is not afraid to go low, and that is hard to teach. He will be a great fit here at UIndy.”

A two-time Academic All-MAC honoree, Jones averaged 75.3 strokes over 52 career rounds at BSU. He recently qualified for the upcoming U.S. Amateur and is also a former Kentucky High School Athletic Association individual state champ.

Jones represents UIndy’s second transfer from Ball State in as many years, joining former Cardinal teammate and reigning DII individual champion Keegan Bronnenberg.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Men’s Track Honored with USTFCCCA Academic Awards

NEW ORLEANS – The Taylor University men’s track and field program was recently named a 2021 U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Scholar-Team. Additionally, 10 student-athletes earned All-Academic awards for their work in the classroom and on the track.

TU was one of 49 men’s programs from the NAIA to receive the award, after posting a collective grade-point average of 3.00 or better. Taylor finished the 2020-2021 year with the best cumulative GPA out of any NAIA men’s track and field programs, posting a team mark of 3.64.

In addition to claiming Scholar-Team status, 10 Trojans received individual attention as USTFCCCA Scholar-Athletes for posting cumulative GPA’s of 3.25 and above with at least two full semesters completed, while also turning in an A or B standard result in a championship event during the 2021 indoor or outdoor track and field campaign.

Nate Conkel, Daniel Gerber, Sam Hardy, Alex Helmuth, Liam Hesting, Josh Roth, Luke Rovenstine, Caleb Schutte, Derek Van Prooyen and Connor White were each named USTFCCCA Scholar-Athletes for their work in the classroom and on the track.

The TU women’s program was also recognized as a Scholar-Team and had eight student-athletes named as USTFCCCA Scholar-Athletes.

During the 2021 indoor season, the Taylor men’s track and field program earned USTFCCCA Top-25 ratings, set two new program records, finished sixth at the Crossroads League Championships, sent seven individuals to NAIA Nationals and had two NAIA All-Americans.

During TU’s outdoor campaign, the Trojans earned USTFCCCA Top-25 ratings, set three new program records, finished fifth at the Crossroads League Championships, sent nine individuals to NAIA Nationals and had two NAIA All-Americans.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Fahlen, Johnson, Ross of TU Men’s Golf Named All-America Scholars

UPLAND, Ind. – Taylor’s Erik Fahlen, Javan Johnson, and Noah Ross were each named 2021 Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars as announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America this week. Additionally, the men’s golf program earned the 2020-21 GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award with Presidents Special Recognition.

This marks the second straight year Johnson has been honored as a GCAA All-America Scholar while Fahlen and Ross each earned the distinction in their first eligible season this year.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a sophomore, junior or senior both academically and athletically. In addition, they must participate in 40-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 78.0 in the NAIA and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.
 
As a team, the Trojans also earned the GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award for the sixth consecutive year and earned Presidents Special Recognition for the third straight year. To be honored as a GCAA Outstanding Team Academic Award with Presidents Special Recognition the team must finish the season with a 3.5 team GPA. The Trojans were one of just six NAIA squads, and the only team in the Crossroads League, to earn Presidents Special Recognition,
 
The trio of Fahlen, Johnson, and Ross enjoyed a stellar season on the course in 2020-21, leading TU to a fifth consecutive Crossroads League title and an 11th place finish at the NAIA National Championship.

Anderson Announces Fall 2021 Women’s Golf Schedule

Anderson University announced its Fall 2021 women’s golf schedule on Tuesday.

The Ravens are scheduled to compete in four tournaments during their championship season. Anderson is set to compete in the three-day 54-hole Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships on Oct. 8-10 at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin.

DateTournamentLocation
Saturday, Sept. 4at Stateline ShootoutHarrison, Ohio (Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course)
Sunday, Sept. 5at Stateline ShootoutHarrison, Ohio (Miami Whitewater Forest Golf Course)
Saturday, Sept. 11at HCAC PreviewFranklin, Ind. (The Legends Golf Club)
Sunday, Sept. 12at HCAC PreviewFranklin, Ind. (The Legends Golf Club)
Saturday, Sept. 18at Bluffton Fall ClassicBluffton, Ohio (Bluffton Golf Club)
Sunday, Sept. 19at Bluffton Fall ClassicBluffton, Ohio (Bluffton Golf Club)
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IU EAST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNEE: MARISSA QUIROZ FROM MUNCIE

(IU EAST RELEASE)

RICHMOND, Ind. – Marissa Quiroz, a Muncie, Ind., native who played this past season at Earlham College, is one of the newcomers on the 2021-22 Indiana University East women’s basketball roster.

Quiroz is a 6-0 center who averaged 9.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and more than a block per game during the 2020-21 season.

According to the IU East coaching staff: “Marissa is an exciting piece to our puzzle this year. She is so versatile and has an extremely high ceiling. She is coming in hungry and ready to put in the work, both on and off the court.”

Quiroz was an all-conference honoree during her prep career at Muncie Central High School.

Marissa’s mother is Sunnie Buti and her stepdad is Jeremiah Newsome. She plans to major in psychology.

Quiroz cited “the welcoming environment and the family aspect” for her choice to continue her college career at IU East.

Quiroz is one of five newcomers on the 2021-22 IU East women’s basketball roster.

IU East is an NAIA program. The Red Wolves have won more games in the league standings than any other River States Conference school since starting the women’s basketball program in 2014.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1884       At Detroit’s Recreation Park, Bison hurler Pud Galvin throws the most lopsided no-hitter in baseball history when the team beats the Wolverines, 18-0. The victory is the second career no-hitter for the 27 year-old Buffalo right-hander, who also held the Worcester Worcesters hitless in 1880.

1908       In Brooklyn, the last-place Cardinals blank the Brooklyn Superbas, 3-0. The entire Washington Park contest is played with just one ball.

1910       In one of baseball’s all-time classic pitching duels, A’s Jack Coombs and White Sox hurler Ed Walsh both go the distance in a 16-inning scoreless tie before the Chicago contest is called at 7:00 pm due to darkness. In the final frame, ‘Big Ed’ pitches out of a second-and-third jam with no outs, and Colby Jack strikes out the side, with Walsh making the final out of the game.

1929       In front of 55,000 fans at Yankee Stadium, the Indians tally nine runs with two outs in the ninth inning to rout the Bronx Bombers in the nightcap, 14-6. Two New York errors assist the Tribe’s comeback, including a miscue by Mark Koenig on a ground ball to short that would have ended the game.

1932       After being fined $1,000 and suspended until Carl Reynolds, the player whose jaw he broke in two places a month ago, was ready to play again for the Senators, Bill Dickey returns to the Yankees lineup. The future Hall of Fame catcher bangs out four hits, including a grand slam, despite missing 31 games.

1935       Walter Johnson (46-48) resigns as manager of the Indians and will be replaced by Steve O’Neill (36-23). The Tribe has dropped 23 of its last 32 decisions.

1941       Mickey Owens becomes the first catcher to handle three foul pop ups in one frame. The Brooklyn backstop’s third inning defense contributes to the Dodgers’ 11-6 victory over New York at Ebbets Field.

1942       In a military relief game at the Polo Grounds, which will be the last war-time twilight game played, Pee Wee Reese’s grand slam in the top of the ninth, which puts the Dodgers up 5-1, doesn’t count, because of the 9:10 pm government curfew. The game ends up as a 1-1 tie with the Giants.

1945       Pirates rookie catcher Bill Salkeld hits his only triple of the year to complete the 13th cycle in franchise history, and becomes the second Buc to accomplished the feat this season. The 28 year-old southpaw-swinging backstop, with his five-for-five performance, drives in all of his team’s runs, but Pittsburgh loses, 6 – 5, to the Cardinals in the Forbes Field contest.

1945       Two remarkable debut pitching performances by Senators’ rookies make the 15-4 loss to Boston a most memorable contest. The game, which features Tom McBride tying a major league record by driving in six runs with a bases-loaded double and triple during the Red Sox’ 12-run fourth inning, sees Joe Cleary, the last major leaguer to be born in Ireland, giving up seven runs on five hits and three walks in his only big league appearance to finish with a career ERA of 189.00, and in mop-up work, veteran Bert Shepard, with an amputated leg as a result of being wounded in WW ll, hurls five 1/3 innings, giving up just one run on just three hits in his only major league appearance.

1948       Ernie Harwell, filling in for Red Barber, recovering from a bleeding ulcer, calls his first major league game as the Dodgers beat the Cubs at Ebbets Field, 5-4. To obtain the future Hall of Fame broadcaster, Brooklyn general manager Branch Rickey trades minor league catcher Cliff Dapper to the Atlanta Crackers.

1955       Ernie Banks hits three home runs in a game for the first of four times in his career when the Cubs outslug the Pirates, 11-10 at Wrigley Field. The Chicago first baseman accomplishes the feat off three different Buc hurlers, going deep off Lino Donoso in the first, connecting in the fourth off Max Surkont, and adding a two-run blast in the eighth off Dick Littlefield to give the team the lead for good.

1963       At County Stadium, Roger Craig suffers his 20th loss of the season when the Mets lose to Milwaukee, 2-1. The defeat is the right-hander’s 18th consecutive setback, tying Cliff Curtis’ National League mark set in 1910 with the Braves, and one loss shy of A’s Jack Nabors’ 1916 major league record.

1963       With the Yankees trailing Baltimore, 10-9, in the nightcap of a twin bill, Mickey Mantle, after missing two months of the season with a broken foot, makes a dramatic return to the lineup as a pinch-hitter when he homers to deep left field in the bottom of the seventh inning off George Brunet to tie the score. The crowd of nearly 40,000 fans goes wild as the ‘Mick’ hobbles around the bases in the Bronx Bombers’ eventual 11-10 walk-off win, a victory made possible by Yogi Berra’s two-out walk-off round-tripper in the bottom of the 10th

1965       Roy Hofheinz takes control of the Astros when he buys R.E. “Bob” Smith’s remaining shares of the Houston Sports Association. Due to a rift between them, the former co-owner had made the offer thinking the ‘Judge’ couldn’t put the funds together.

1968       The Yankees, once again, honor their aging superstar when the team hosts the second of three Mickey Mantle Days at the ballpark in the Bronx. Prior to the game, over 2000 young fans paid tribute to the future Hall of Fame outfielder by parading across the field with homemade banners expressing their admiration for the living legend.

1968       “Here stands baseball’s perfect warrior. Here stands baseball’s perfect knight.” – Ford Frick, inscription on Stan Musial’s statue from a quote attributed to former baseball commissioner. After the Cardinals’ 6-5 extra-inning loss to Chicago in front of a capacity crowd, the team unveils a ten-foot bronze statue of Stan Musial at Busch Stadium. In a pregame ceremony honoring ‘Stan the Man,’ the seven-time NL batting champ is joined by his 1941 teammates.

1971       In a Texas League contest, Tommy Walker hurls a 15-inning no-hitter, beating the Albuquerque Dukes, 1-0. The Dallas-Fort Worth Spur right-hander faces only 47 batters during the minor league game, two over the minimum.

1973       At Cleveland Stadium, Brewer left fielder John Briggs enjoys a 6-for-6 day at the plate in the team’s 9-4 triumph over the Tribe. The Milwaukee leadoff batter strokes two doubles and four singles, scoring two runs, but doesn’t record any RBIs.

1980       In the first managerial change in franchise history, Maury Wills replaces Darrell Johnson in the Mariners dugout. The M’s will fare no better under their skipper (20-38, .345), finishing the season 44 games under .500.

1982       After driving in the winning run in the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Cubs, Joel Youngblood, who is traded to the Expos during the game, flies to Philadelphia and singles for Montreal to become the first player to have a hit for two different teams on the same day in different cities. The 30 year-old All-Star collects his two historic hits off two future Hall of Famers, a single off Ferguson Jenkins in Chicago, and gets his other knock off Steve Carlton in the City of Brotherly Love.

1983       Dave Winfield kills a seagull at Exhibition Stadium with a warmup throw before the home fifth inning. After the 3-1 victory over the Blue Jays, the Yankees outfielder is arrested by the Ontario police and charged with animal cruelty.

1984       In a 9-2 Giants rout of the Astros, Jeffrey Leonard collects five hits. The cleanup slugger gets all singles and, therefore, is unable to demonstrate his one-flap-down home run trot in front of the Houston fans at the Astrodome.

1985       Prior to the loss that results in Tom Seaver winning his 300th game, the Yankees honor Phil Rizzuto by retiring their former player and current broadcaster’s uniform #10. The ‘Scooter’, known for the expression ‘Holy Cow’, is knocked over in a pregame ceremony by a fitting gift from the team, a cow wearing a halo.

1985       On the same day Tom Seaver records his 300th victory, Mets’ phenom Doc Gooden wins his 11th consecutive game, breaking Tom Terrific’s franchise mark established in 1969. The 20-year-old right-hander, going the distance, beats the Cubs at Wrigley Field, 4-1, to improve his record to 17-3 this season.

1985       In a 4-1 complete-game victory at Yankee Stadium, White Sox right-hander Tom Seaver becomes the 17th player in major league history to record his 300th victory, limiting the Bronx Bombers to six hits, all singles. Owner George Steinbrenner becomes irate when the fans start chanting ‘Let’s Go Mets,’ as an homage to the beloved right-hander, who spent the 12 years with his team’s crosstown rivals.

1985       At Anaheim Stadium in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 41,630, Angel first baseman Rod Carew singles off of Minnesota southpaw Frank Viola in the third inning to become the 16th major leaguer to amass 3000 hits. After the historic hit, Halos’ manager Gene Mauch brings the first-base sack into the dugout, replacing it with another a new bag.

1987       In the fourth matchup of 300-game winners since 1900, Angels’ hurler Don Sutton (317) allows four hits in six innings to beat Steve Carlton (328) and the Twins, 12-3. The 645 combined victories is the largest number of wins ever accumulated by pitchers starting the same major league game.

1989       Dave Stieb retires the first 26 batters he faces before giving up two hits in a 2-1 win over the Yankees. Last September, the Blue Jays’ hard-luck hurler lost back-to-back no-hit bids with two outs in the ninth inning.

1990       The Braves trade Dale Murphy to the Phillies for Jeff Parrett, Jim Vatcher, and Victor Rosario. The move enables the youngster David Justice to return to right field and win the Rookie-of-the-Year Award.

1992       At an auction, actor Charlie Sheen pays $93,500 for the ‘Mookie Wilson Ball’ which went through Bill Buckner’s legs, capping the miraculous Met comeback in the sixth game of the Fall Classic in 1986. Arthur Richman, the team’s traveling secretary, who was given the ball that night by right field umpire Ed Montague, gives all the proceeds to charity.

1993       Tony Gwynn enjoys a career-high, six-hit game in the Padres’ 11–10 win over the Giants in 12 innings at Jack Murphy Stadium. The outfielder’s 6-for-7 performance, which includes two doubles, ties a major league record with four games of five or more hits in a single season shared by Stan Musial (Cardinals, 1948), Ty Cobb (Tigers, 1922), and Willie Keeler (NL Orioles, 1897).

1993       After being hit by a Ryan Express fastball, Robin Ventura charges the mound to get at the 46 year-old pitcher. Nolan Ryan responds by putting the White Sox third baseman in a headlock and punches him six times, much to the pleasure of the Rangers fans at Arlington Stadium.

1994       In Anaheim, Goose Gossage makes his 1000th major league appearance, retiring Tim Salmon on a pop-up in the seventh inning of an eventual 4-2 Angels loss to the Mariners. The future Hall of Fame reliever will end his 22-year career playing in 1002 games with seven different teams.

1994       Fan favorite Kent Hrbek announces his retirement effective at the end of the season. The Twins first baseman, who played his entire 14-year career in Minnesota, ranks near the top in virtually every team offensive category.

1996       The Hall of inducts Baltimore managers Earl Weaver and Ned Hanlon. Kentucky congressman Jim Bunning and Negro League star Bill Foster also enter the Cooperstown shrine.

1998       Darryl Strawberry hits a game-tying pinch-hit grand slam, highlighting a nine-run ninth inning in the Yankees’ 10-5 come-from-behind victory over Oakland. The ‘Straw’ is the first player in the American League to hit two pinch-hit grand slams in one season.

1999       In an effort to break out of a team slump which has resulted in 15 losses in 19 decisions, all nine Angel batters use Jim Edmonds’ bat the first time through the order. The center fielder’s lumber yields dramatic results when the Halos go 4-for-8 with one walk in the first inning, including Bengie Molina’s first career hit, an RBI double, in LA’s 4-3 win over Kansas City at Edison Field.

2000       Joining Dave Kingman, Frank Huelsman, Willis Hudlin, Paul Lehner, Wes Covington, Ted Gray, and Mike Kilkenny, Dave Martinez ties a major league record as he appears for his fourth team in a season. In the past four months, the veteran outfielder/first baseman has played for the Devil Rays, Cubs, Rangers, and now the Blue Jays.

2000       With 32 home games remaining, the Astros, who moved from the pitcher-friendly Astrodome to homer-haven Enron Field this season, set a franchise-record by already hitting 83 homers at home this season.

2003       Major League Baseball announces a five-year deal, which will generate more than $500 million in revenue, for apparel and headwear global licensing rights. The seven companies involved in the deal include Majestic Athletic, New Era Cap, Twins Enterprises, Nike USA, Dynasty Apparel Industries, Drew Pearson International, and VF Imagewear.

2004       Mike Matheny’s major league errorless streak behind the plate ends when his errant throw allows the runners to advance to second and third base on an infield single. The Cardinals’ catcher hadn’t committed an error since August 2, 2002, a span of 252 games.

2004       Continuing a tradition over a half a century old, the Cardinals announce their new ballpark, scheduled to open in 2006, will also be known as Busch Stadium. In 1953, a month after Anheuser-Busch purchased the Cardinals, the brewery bought Sportsman’s Park, renaming it Busch Stadium, and then kept the name in its new downtown stadium, which opened in 1966, calling the facility Busch Memorial Stadium.

2005       After the team goes into a free fall from first place, the Orioles fire manager Lee Mazzilli (129-140) and replace him with bench coach Sam Perlozzo on an interim basis. Currently suffering an eight-game losing streak, the Birds have dropped 16 of their last 18 games.

2006       In the Phillies’ 5-3 victory over the Mets, Chase Utley’s hitting streak ends at 35 consecutive games. Philadelphia’s second baseman, who goes 0-for-5, has the fourth-longest stretch in National League history.

2006       At age 95, Elden Auker, the last living pitcher to face Babe Ruth, dies of congestive heart failure. The author of Sleeper Cars and Flannel Uniforms, which he wrote when he was ninety, started his major league career in 1931 by striking out Babe Ruth and getting Lou Gehrig to pop out.

2007       Needing only 14 seasons to accomplish the feat, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 22nd and youngest player (32 years and 8 days) to hit 500 career home runs. The historic three-run homer, off Royals’ starter Kyle Davies, who was recently acquired from the Braves, is hit into the left-field seats at Yankee Stadium, making A-Rod and Mickey Mantle the only two players to reach the milestone in the Bronx.

2007       In the second inning at Petco Park in front of a sellout crowd of 42,497 fans, Barry Bonds drives a Clay Hensley fastball over the left-field wall for his 755th home run, tying Hank Aaron’s 33 year-old career home run record. The opposite-field drive, ironically off a pitcher who failed a steroid test as a minor leaguer in 2005, is met with mixed reactions as a few patrons hold up asterisk signs and the crowd responds to the feat with a mixture of cheers and jeers.

2008       At the start of the rain delay during the Astros and Cubs game at Wrigley Field, fans are advised to take cover in the concourse due to a tornado warning being issued by the National Weather Service for downtown Chicago. The game resumes in 2 hours, 45 minutes, but approximately an hour later more thunder and lightning and another 39-minute stoppage cause the contest to be called in the bottom of the eighth, with Houston credited with a 2-0 rain-shortened victory.

2008       During a Brewers’ 6-3 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park, first baseman Prince Fielder confronts starting pitcher Manny Parra in the dugout, shoving the hurler twice after an angry exchange of words. The Milwaukee hurler had taken a no-hitter into the fifth, but gave up six runs on four hits and four walks before leaving the game for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning.

2008       The Mariners stun the Twins with a 10-run seventh inning, coming back from a 6-0 deficit in an eventual 11-6 victory at Safeco Field. With six runs driven in, Raul Ibanez, who hits a grand slam and a two-run single in the frame, establishes a club record for RBIs in one inning, one more than Ken Griffey Jr.’s mark set in 1999.

2010       Three years to the day he hit his 500th round-tripper, Alex Rodriguez eclipses Babe Ruth in becoming the youngest player to hit 600 career home runs when he blasts a two-run first-inning shot into Monument Park at Yankee Stadium. The 35 year-old Bronx Bomber third baseman is the seventh player in baseball history to reach the milestone.

2010       The Phillies obtain Mike Sweeney from the Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The deal is necessitated for Philadelphia when their All-Star first baseman Ryan Howard is put on the disabled list with a severely sprained ankle.

2012       Mike Baxter sets a team record and ties a National League mark when he walks five times in a nine-inning game in the Mets’ 6-4 victory over San Diego at Petco Park. Only five of the 25 pitches thrown to the New York right fielder were strikes, with thirteen of the final 14 being out of the strike zone.

2016       Bartolo Colon becomes the first pitcher in the history of the Subway Series to record a victory as a member of both New York clubs when the visiting Mets beats the Bronx Bombers, 4-1. In 2011, Big Bart, in his only season with the Yankees, pitched six strong innings of shutout ball to earn a 5-2 victory over the Big Apple rivals at Citi Field.

2017       Jaime Garcia becomes the first pitcher to make three straight appearances as a starter for three different teams since 1895 when Gus Weyhing started consecutive games for the Phillies, Pirates, and Louisville Colonels. The 31 year-old southpaw has been traded twice July 24, taking the mound for the Braves, Twins, and Yankees in a span of 15 days.

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Tampa Bay6444.59334 – 2230 – 2230 – 1711 – 513 – 175 – 5L 2
Boston6345.583133 – 2230 – 2329 – 1812 – 711 – 163 – 7L 5
NY Yankees5749.538628 – 2429 – 2523 – 3013 – 612 – 77 – 3W 1
Toronto5549.529726 – 2329 – 2623 – 268 – 710 – 126 – 4W 1
Baltimore3868.3582517 – 3121 – 3713 – 278 – 1911 – 146 – 4L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Chi White Sox6344.58938 – 1825 – 2613 – 736 – 219 – 115 – 5W 2
Cleveland5252.5009.526 – 2326 – 299 – 1427 – 188 – 124 – 6L 1
Detroit5257.4771231 – 2421 – 337 – 723 – 3417 – 115 – 5W 2
Kansas City4560.4291728 – 2517 – 359 – 1723 – 295 – 115 – 5L 4
Minnesota4562.4211824 – 3021 – 326 – 723 – 3010 – 194 – 6W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston6542.60734 – 2031 – 2216 – 1215 – 930 – 147 – 3W 1
Oakland6048.5565.530 – 2530 – 2313 – 1313 – 425 – 244 – 6L 1
Seattle5850.5377.533 – 2325 – 2715 – 812 – 1326 – 206 – 4W 2
LA Angels5354.4951230 – 2623 – 2811 – 1116 – 818 – 305 – 5W 1
Texas3968.3642626 – 2813 – 4011 – 138 – 1517 – 284 – 6L 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Mets5551.51933 – 2022 – 3121 – 2313 – 1414 – 63 – 7L 3
Philadelphia5453.5051.531 – 2123 – 3229 – 2713 – 86 – 96 – 4W 3
Atlanta5354.4952.527 – 2726 – 2728 – 2718 – 114 – 45 – 5W 1
Washington4958.4586.529 – 2820 – 3021 – 2111 – 119 – 194 – 6L 2
Miami4661.4309.526 – 2620 – 3521 – 226 – 1316 – 125 – 5W 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Milwaukee6444.59330 – 2534 – 1910 – 1231 – 1819 – 67 – 3L 1
Cincinnati5651.5237.526 – 2730 – 249 – 730 – 1810 – 206 – 4L 1
St. Louis5353.5001030 – 2223 – 3114 – 1419 – 2115 – 115 – 5L 1
Chi Cubs5157.4721331 – 2120 – 3612 – 1622 – 2714 – 103 – 7L 2
Pittsburgh4166.38322.523 – 3018 – 3612 – 1212 – 309 – 174 – 6W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
San Francisco6740.62635 – 1732 – 2313 – 714 – 1029 – 176 – 4L 1
LA Dodgers6444.5933.533 – 1931 – 2513 – 710 – 1032 – 205 – 5L 1
San Diego6247.569636 – 2226 – 2511 – 1216 – 1425 – 195 – 5W 2
Colorado4760.4392034 – 2013 – 405 – 812 – 1621 – 304 – 6W 1
Arizona3474.31533.521 – 3313 – 418 – 1512 – 1713 – 344 – 6W 1

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England1711333321126-0-15-3-236
Orlando City SC16844262155-2-13-2-328
Nashville SC166912515106-5-00-4-127
New York City FC158253016146-1-22-1-326
Philadelphia17674211744-2-22-5-225
Columbus16664171614-3-02-3-424
CF Montreal16646212014-2-12-2-522
D.C.16637211835-0-21-3-521
New York15537202004-1-21-2-518
Toronto FC163582133-121-4-22-1-614
FC Cincinnati153571729-120-3-33-2-414
Atlanta162861621-52-3-20-5-414
Chicago163491828-103-3-40-1-513
Inter Miami CF143381224-121-2-52-1-312
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle179532513125-3-24-2-132
Sporting KC169342919105-3-14-0-330
Los Angeles16916272706-0-23-1-428
Colorado15834221665-2-13-1-327
Los Angeles FC16655221934-4-12-1-423
Minnesota166551921-25-1-21-4-323
Real Salt Lake15564241683-4-22-2-221
Portland156181926-75-0-21-1-619
Houston163941720-33-4-00-5-418
FC Dallas164572024-43-5-01-0-717
San Jose164571825-72-1-42-4-317
Vancouver163671827-93-2-30-4-415
Austin153481016-61-2-32-2-513

WNBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Connecticut Sun146.7008-16-59-36-42 W
Chicago Sky1010.5004.03-67-48-47-32 L
New York Liberty1011.4764.55-55-65-84-62 L
Washington Mystics810.4445.05-43-65-65-51 W
Atlanta Dream613.3167.53-73-65-62-84 L
Indiana Fever416.20010.03-81-84-93-73 W
Western Conference
 WLPctGBHomeRoadConfLast 10Streak
Seattle Storm165.7628-38-28-47-31 W
Las Vegas Aces156.7141.08-37-38-47-31 W
Minnesota Lynx127.6323.06-36-48-48-27 W
Phoenix Mercury910.4746.03-76-36-74-61 L
Dallas Wings912.4297.04-55-76-74-63 L
Los Angeles Sparks613.3169.04-72-61-112-86 L