INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
5:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM CT | CENTERVILLE (21-5) VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (21-7)
CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
8 PM ET / 7 PM CT | BREBEUF JESUIT (26-4) VS. ANDREAN (30-4)
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
4:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM CT | TECUMSEH (19-12) VS. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (26-6)
CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
8 PM ET / 7 PM CT | INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (18-10-2) VS. PENN (18-5)
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GAME 1: CELTICS 120, WARRIORS 108
GAME 2: WARRIORS 107, CELTICS 88
GAME 3: CELTICS 116, WARRIORS 100
GAME 4: WARRIORS 107, BOSTON 97
GAME 5: WARRIORS 104, BOSTON 94
GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC
GAME 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)
* GOLDEN STATE LEADS SERIES, 3-2
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NHL STANLEY CUP FINALS
COLORADO AVALANCHE v. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGGAME 1 – JUNE 15: LIGHTNING AT AVALANCHE, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
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*GAME 6 – JUNE 26: AVALANCHE AT LIGHTNING, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
*GAME 7 – JUNE 28: LIGHTNING AT AVALANCHE, 8 P.M. ET (ABC, ESPN+, SN, CBC, TVA SPORTS)
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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
ST. LOUIS 3 PITTSBURGH 1
ST. LOUIS 9 PITTSBURGH 1
CLEVELAND 4 COLORADO 3 (10)
SAN FRANCISCO 4 KANSAS CITY 2
LA DODGERS 2 LA ANGELS 0
NY YANKEES 2 TAMPA BAY 0
BALTIMORE 6 TORONTO 5
BOSTON 6 OAKLAND 1
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5 DETROIT 1
HOUSTON 4 TEXAS 3
SEATTLE 5 MINNESOTA 0
ATLANTA 10 WASHINGTON 4
MIAMI 11 PHILADELPHIA 9
NY METS 4 MILWAUKEE 0
SAN DIEGO 12 CHICAGO CUBS 5
CINCINNATI 5 ARIZONA 3 (12)
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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
GWINNETT 8 INDIANAPOLIS 2
FORT WAYNE 3 LANSING 1
QUAD CITIES 5 SOUTH BEND 4
WASHINGTON 83 PHOENIX 65
SEATTLE 81 MINNESOTA 79
COLLEGE BASEBALL WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE
OKLAHOMA VS. NO. 5 TEXAS A&M | FRIDAY, JUNE 17 AT 2 P.M. ET | ESPN
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ARKANSAS VS. NO. 2 STANFORD | SATURDAY, JUNE 18 AT 2 P.M. ET | ESPN
OLE MISS VS. NO. 14 AUBURN | SATURDAY, JUNE 18 AT 7 P.M. ET | ESPN2
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MAHLE BRILLIANT THROUGH 9, REDS BEAT D-BACKS 5-3 IN 12
PHOENIX (AP) Albert Almora Jr. tripled home the go-ahead run in the 12th after Tyler Mahle pitched nine brilliant innings, and the Cincinnati Reds outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Mahle pitched three-hit ball and became the first pitcher since 1900 to not win while throwing nine or more scoreless innings on the road with at least 12 strikeouts and no walks, according to STATS. He threw a career-high 119 pitches.
Zach Davies allowed six hits in seven scoreless innings, walked none and struck out seven.
Cincinnati has won three in a row for the first time since taking four straight from May 25-28.
Arizona has lost eight of 11.
On a night that was scoreless through nine innings, the Reds took a 4-3 lead on Almora’s triple in the 12th off Sean Poppen (1-1). Jonathan India brought home Almora with a single.
Joel Kuhnel needed just five pitches in a perfect 12th for his first big league save.
Kyle Farmer’s two-run single in the 11th scored Brandon Drury and Tommy Pham, giving the Reds a 3-1 lead. But the D-backs rallied in the bottom half after Luis Cessa (3-1) threw two run-scoring wild pitches with two outs.
Cincinnati scored in the 10th off Mark Melancon. Pinch hitter T.J. Friedl doubled down the line just inside the first base bag to score Matt Reynolds, who started the inning as the automatic runner on second.
But Arizona came right back in their half of the inning. David Peralta doubled into the right field corner to tie the game and got to third when Almora couldn’t dig the ball out of the corner. He was stranded when Pavin Smith popped out and McCarthy struck out.
Davies was helped by a stellar defensive play in the seventh. With one out and Farmer on first, Mike Moustakas doubled over Alek Thomas and off the center-field wall. Right fielder Daulton Varsho backing up the play, fielded the carom perfectly and hit the cutoff man Ketel Marte, who spun and threw a one-hop strike to catcher Carson Kelly to nail Farmer.
Reds: OF Aristides Aquino, who was a late scratch Monday due to a left calf strain, was placed on the 10-day IL. Manager David Bell said Aquino is expected to be out 4-6 weeks and will see a specialist back in Cincinnati. … 2021 Rookie of the Year Jonathan India (hamstring) was back in the lineup and leading off tonight. He was activated Monday from the IL but due to travel delays he arrived shortly before gametime and did not play.
The series finale is on Wednesday afternoon. Reds RHP Luis Castillo (2-4, 3.23 ERA) will face off against D-backs RHP Zac Gallen, (4-2, 2.95).
BRAVES HIT FIVE HOMERS, BEAT NATS 10-4 FOR 13TH STRAIGHT WIN
WASHINGTON (AP) Michael Harris II and Travis d’Arnaud each had three hits and homered for the second straight game, and the Atlanta Braves connected five times in their 13th straight win, 10-4 over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Atlanta hit back-to-back homers for the third straight game, this time doing it twice. D’Arnaud and Marcell Ozuna went deep in the third inning, and Orlando Arcia and Harris followed in the sixth.
Dansby Swanson also homered for the Braves, who have clubbed 10 home runs in two games and 32 during the winning streak, the longest in the majors this season.
“It’s a good feeling,” Harris said of the streak. “You feel like you’re on top of the world, honestly. Keep winning every night. Just doing what we need to on the field.”
It’s Atlanta’s best stretch since it won 14 consecutive games from July 26 to Aug. 9, 2013.
Braves starter Max Fried (7-2) struck out the first five Washington batters. He went 5 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out six and walking one. Jackson Stephens pitched the final three innings for his second save.
Harris, who began his rookie campaign just four games before the streak began, extended his hitting streak to seven games and raised his average to .317 while finishing a triple shy of the cycle. The lefty homered to left center for the second straight night.
“I’ve been very impressed. Just the instinct. That ball he hit to left field was getting it,” manager Brian Snitker said. “Just to see that bat speed and the strength and all is pretty impressive. He’s done a fine job of competing up here.”
Earlier in the day, Atlanta placed second baseman Ozzie Albies (fractured left foot) on the 60-day injured list and Washington placed right-hander Stephen Strasburg (stress reaction of the ribs) on the 15-day injured list.
Ehire Adrianza had two hits for the Nationals, who have lost three straight.
Jackson Tetreault (0-1), called up from Triple-A Rochester to make the start in place of Strasburg, allowed seven runs on nine hits over four innings in his major league debut.
“He’s got good stuff. I think he was a little bit amped up,” manager Dave Martinez said. “He put together some pretty good at-bats. They fouled off a lot of pitches. Next outing will be much better because I think he’ll settle down a little bit.”
Swanson homered with one out in the first, his second in two games and the 11th of his career at Nationals Park.
D’Arnaud’s line-drive, three-run shot made it 5-0 in the third and Ozuna followed with his second homer in two days, a shot into the Braves bullpen in left center.
After the Nationals closed to 7-3, Arcia and Harris provided some breathing room.
“It’s kind of our identity,” Snitker said. “We’re not a team that bunches hits. We hit homers. We are what we are.”
HOME AWAY FROM HOME
The Braves have won a franchise-record 10 straight games at Nationals Park, the final eight in 2021 and the first two this season. Overall, the Braves have won 17 of their last 20 in Washington.
In addition to Tetreault, the Nationals called up right-hander Reed Garrett and left-hander Francisco Perez from Triple-A Rochester. Garrett pitched two scoreless innings in his first Major League outing since 2019 with the Tigers. Washington designated infielder/outfielder Dee Strange-Gordon for assignment.
Braves: Albies, who left Monday’s game in the fifth inning, was being evaluated on Tuesday. “Hopefully he heals quick and we get him taken care of,” Snitker said.
Nationals: Martinez said Strasburg’s injury is related to the surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome he had last summer. . RF Juan Soto was given a day off after slipping and banging his right knee against the corner of the dugout bench Monday night. Martinez said an X-ray of the knee was clean.
Braves: RHP Spencer Strider (2-2, 2.35 ERA) faces the Nationals for the second time this season after allowing one run in 3 1/3 innings of relief on April 11.
Nationals: RHP Erick Fedde (4-4, 4.87 ERA) is 0-4 with a 10.80 ERA in eight games – seven starts – against the Braves.
VOIT HOMERS, DRIVES IN 5 AS PADRES RALLY PAST CUBS 12-5
CHICAGO (AP) Luke Voit hit a two-run homer and a three-run double as the San Diego Padres rallied from a five-run deficit to hand the Chicago Cubs their eighth straight loss, 12-5 on Tuesday night.
The Padres trailed 5-0 when Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks was pulled after allowing a double to Jake Cronenworth to start the sixth inning. Voit homered off reliever Chris Martin to spark a four-run sixth, and his double off Mychal Givens gave the Padres the lead for good at 7-5 and highlighted a six-run seventh.
The Padres, who entered Tuesday’s game tied with the Dodgers for first place in the NL West, have won six of eight. The Cubs’ skid is their longest since since losing 12 in a row from Aug. 5-16, 2021.
Willson Contreras homered twice, drove in three runs and scored three times on a 3-for-4 night for the Cubs. He leads major league catchers with 12 homers.
“I’m not rushing any at-bats,” Contreras said. “I’m taking my time, and it’s helped me a lot.”
Voit has 16 RBIs in his last 14 games after driving in three in his previous 15.
“He lengthens the lineup, especially in the middle,” Padres acting manager Ryan Flaherty said. “He’s producing in that 4-5 spot, it gives Manny (Machado) protection, and for the lineup as a whole, he adds fear there.”
The Padres’ rally took left-hander Sean Manaea off the hook. He was tagged for five runs on eight hits in four-plus innings. Kyle Tyler (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings in relief.
“For it (the comeback) to happen on one of my worst starts was huge,” Manaea said. “This team is something special.”
Nomar Mazara drove in three runs with singles in the sixth and seventh. Jorge Alfaro hit his fourth homer in the eighth off left-hander Eric Stout.
Hendricks, pitching for the first time since June 1 because of shoulder fatigue, allowed one hit over the first four innings but needed a strikeout of Trent Grisham with runners at first and second to end the fifth.
“I felt really good coming back,” Hendricks said. “Fatigued a little bit for sure, maybe a little bit at the end.”
Grisham executed a bunt single off Scott Effross (1-2) that started the six-run seventh.
Cubs first baseman Frank Schwindel received a clip of “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert poking fun of his 35.1 mph pitch Sunday that Kyle Higashioka of the Yankees hit for a home run.
Schwindel said he does not watch the show but took Colbert’s ribbing in style. Schwindel said he gave up a pair of homers to Corey Dickerson and Lars Nootbaar of the Cardinals on June 3 on pitches clocked at 61 mph.
“I tried to go a little slower,” Schwindel said. “It didn’t work, but I got some good guys out. So it is what it is. It was one of those things. It was fun to be on the mound in New York.”
MORE REST FOR MUSGROVE
Padres RHP Joe Musgrove will pitch Thursday’s series finale on five days’ rest. Musgrove (7-0) hasn’t allowed a run in two starts with five days’ rest, compared to a 1.35 ERA in three starts on four days’ rest and a 2.19 ERA with six days or more between starts. “He’s had success doing that, and we’ll ride that for now,” Flaherty said.
Padres: RHP Mike Clevinger and LHP Adrian Morejon remain in COVID-19 protocols.
Cubs: LHP Wade Miley (left shoulder) will not resume baseball activities until at least the end of the week. … INF David Bote (dizzy spells) will report to Triple-A Iowa and will start a rehab assignment this weekend. … 2B Nick Madrigal (groin tightness) missed his fourth consecutive game.
Padres: LHP Ryan Weathers will face the Cubs Wednesday, Flaherty announced after the game. Weathers is 4-7 with a 5.32 ERA at Triple-A El Paso.
Cubs: RHP Caleb Kilian will promoted from Triple-A Iowa to face the Padres. Kilian allowed three runs in five innings of a 7-4 loss to St. Louis in his major league debut on June 4.
CEASE IMPROVES TO 10-0 AGAINST TIGERS IN 5-1 WHITE SOX WIN
DETROIT (AP) Dylan Cease allowed one unearned run in five innings to remain unbeaten in 10 decisions against Detroit, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Tigers 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Cease (5-3) gave up seven hits and a walk. He struck out eight while improving to 10-0 with a 1.91 ERA in 11 career starts against the Tigers. He’s the first pitcher to win his first 10 decisions against an opponent since Jamie Moyer started 10-0 against the Marlins in 2006-08.
“I’m aware of it, and it is obviously great,” Cease said. “I try not to give it too much thought, because I don’t want to jinx it, but it is something cool.”
Andrew Vaughn had four hits and Luis Robert drove in a pair of runs for the White Sox. Vaughn, who also drew a walk, is hitting .563 with seven RBIs in five games against the Tigers this season. Chicago is 4-1 against the Tigers, with all five games coming in Detroit.
“We’re here to get hits, but that’s tough to do in this league,” Vaughn said. “I’m seeing the ball well, putting good swings on it and running as fast as I can.”
Drew Hutchison (0-4) gave up two runs on five hits and two walks in four innings. Detroit is 1-4 to start a 10-game homestand.
“We lost the game – that’s the first thing I think about every time we lose a game,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said.
The Tigers are averaging 2.75 runs. Only one team in the last 113 seasons has scored fewer per game: the 1942 Philadelphia Phillies at 2.61.
“It is frustrating,” Hinch said. “We’re well into June, and I know everyone is tired of me saying `just win today’s game,’ but the reason is this sport will drag you into misery if you keep looking at those numbers.”
Both teams loaded the bases in the first inning, but Hutchison struck out Leury Garcia to escape unscathed. Cease was at fault for Detroit’s run, throwing away a pick-off attempt to allow Victor Reyes to score.
Hutchison wasn’t as fortunate in the second. He retired the first two batters, but the next four White Sox hitters singled, with Vaughn and Robert driving in Danny Mendick and A.J. Pollock.
“He got out of some significant trouble and even in the second, he was around the plate and did a good job of getting out the problem he got into,” Hinch said. “That’s what Hutch does. He gives you a chance.”
That made it 2-1, and the White Sox added two more runs off Wily Peralta in the fifth. Vaughn led off the inning with his third single, and Peralta hit Robert. After Jose Abreu struck out, Yoan Moncada doubled to make it 3-1 and Garcia followed with a sacrifice fly.
Robert’s two-out bloop single drove in Pollock to give the White Sox a 5-1 lead in the sixth.
“We had innings in the second and the sixth where we started with two outs and still put runs across the plate,” White Sox manager Tony LaRussa said. “When we are going good, that’s something we do a lot – we make you get all three outs.”
The White Sox placed closer Liam Hendricks on the injured list, retroactive to June 12, while Joe Kelly returned from a hamstring strain.
ROOKIE GETTING A BREAK
Tigers 1B Spencer Torkelson was given a planned day off against Cease. The first overall pick in the 2020 draft, Torkelson’s major league debut has been dismal. In 55 games, he’s hitting .181 with four homers and has struck out 53 times in 171 at-bats. He’s 3 for 38 since May 31, leading Hinch to leave him in the dugout on Tuesday.
The teams finish their three-game series on Wednesday afternoon. Alex Faedo (1-2, 2.92) will pitch for Detroit against Vince Velasquez (2-3, 5.30) on a day with high temperatures expected to approach 100 degrees.
GONSOLIN EARNS 8TH VICTORY, DODGERS EDGE ANGELS 2-0
LOS ANGELES (AP) Tony Gonsolin tossed 6 1/3 strong innings, Mookie Betts hit his 17th home run and the Los Angeles Dodgers held off the Los Angeles Angels 2-0 in their Freeway Series opener Tuesday night.
The right-hander remained undefeated with his National League-leading eighth victory and lowered his ERA to 1.42. He struck out six and walked two. Gonsolin has allowed two runs or fewer in all 12 starts this season.
The Angels threatened in the ninth. With one out, Mike Trout hit a broken-bat single off Craig Kimbrel that injured the home plate umpire, causing a delay. Shohei Ohtani followed with a double to center field and Kimbrel walked Matt Duffy to load the bases with one out.
With fans on their feet chanting and clapping, Kimbrel struck out Jared Walsh and got Max Stassi on a called third strike for his 12th save. The Angels extended their streak of consecutive scoreless innings to 17 dating to Sunday. They have dropped 17 of 19 overall.
The Dodgers earned their fifth shutout of the season and avoided their second four-game skid after getting swept at rival San Francisco last weekend. The Angels’ slide continued with their 10th straight road defeat.
It was the first game featuring six active MVPs since 1982. The Dodgers had Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman on the field; the Angels had Ohtani and Trout. Only pitcher Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers was idle.
All that star power amounted to little offense, however. Ohtani had the Angels’ first hit, a single in the fourth that extended his hitting streak to nine games. He was thrown out stealing second. Trout singled in the ninth. The Angels didn’t advance a runner past first base until the ninth.
Betts was 0 for 3 with two strikeouts before going deep to left on an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Wantz in the eighth.
Bellinger and Freeman were a combined 0 for 5 with three strikeouts and two walks.
Angels starter Noah Syndergaard (4-5) retired his first 10 batters before coming undone in a 40-pitch fourth. He issued three walks, including to Justin Turner with the bases loaded, forcing in Freeman, who walked. The right-hander allowed one run and two hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked three.
MVPs! MVPs! MVPs!
The last time six MVPs were in one game was Sept. 27, 1982, when the California Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2. Vida Blue, George Brett, Don Baylor, Rod Carew, Reggie Jackson and Fred Lynn were on the field.
Angels: 3B Anthony Rendon left in the bottom of the fifth after reaggravating his right wrist. He returned Friday after missing 12 games with wrist inflammation.
Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (right forearm strain) had bone spurs removed from his right elbow. The procedure was unrelated to the flexor strain that has sidelined him.
Plate umpire Nate Tomlinson was struck in the face by the broken end of Trout’s bat in the top of the ninth. Tomlinson went down when the shard of the bat found its way between the bars of the umpire’s helmet. Trout reluctantly ran to first base. The game was delayed as blood trickled down Tomlinson’s face. He walked off the field. Second base ump Laz Diaz took over behind the plate.
Angels: LHP Reid Detmers (2-2, 3.83 ERA) lost his only other start against the Dodgers last August. He gave up seven hits and five earned runs in five innings.
Dodgers: LHP Tyler Anderson (7-0, 3.07) is 0-3 in four career starts against the Angels with a 13.83 ERA.
RAMIREZ HELPS GUARDIANS BEAT ROCKIES 4-3
DENVER (AP) Jose Ramirez doubled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, lifting the Cleveland Guardians to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Ramirez also had a two-run single and Josh Naylor doubled twice and had an RBI hit for Cleveland. Charlie Blackmon hit his 10th home run of the season, a tying two-run drive in the bottom of the seventh inning, and C.J. Cron had a run-scoring triple for the Rockies.
Ramirez ground sharply into right field off the first pitch he saw from Robert Stephenson (0-1), scoring designated runner Amed Rosario from second base.
Bryan Shaw (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth for the victory and Emmanuel Clase got three outs for his 12th save as the Guardians tagged out designated runner Blackmon in a rundown between home and third for the first out in the 10th before Cron ground into a game-ending double play.
Blackmon advanced to third when Yonathan Daza reached on second baseman Andres Gimenez’s fielding error. Brendan Rodgers then hit a slow dribbler back towards the mound that Clase fielded and flipped to catcher Austin Hedges as Blackmon broke for the plate.
Blackmon headed back to third, chased by Hedges but reversed course and again charged for home when the ball fell from Hedges’ glove. But the Cleveland catcher quickly retrieved it and threw to Clase, covering home. Blackmon again ran back for third and Clase was right behind him, ultimately getting the ball to third baseman Ramirez who tagged out Blackmon.
“Clase has done a lot of work at fielding his position and in that situation, we needed to come home,” Hedges said. “I was yelling for it and Clase made a nice athletic play. I made an extremely unathletic play, but we ended up getting the out and then Clase finished the job.”
Said Rockies manager Bud Black: “I think if Charlie would have had it to do over again, he probably would have held his ground.”
Cleveland starter Shane Bieber, in his first appearance at Coors Field, took a 3-1 lead into the seventh inning but could not hold it. Brian Serven hit a one-out single and Sam Hilliard struck out before Blackmon connected on a 1-1 offering from Bieber, pulling the Rockies into a 3-3 tie. It was the Blackmon’s 201st career homer, tying him with Dante Bichette for the sixth-most in franchise history.
“It’s a frustrating game at times and one pitch can change the whole story line every outing,” Bieber said. “It is what it is. I thought there was a lot of good. Just got to take it and run with it and move forward. Ultimately, it would have hurt a lot more if we came out of it with an `L,’ but we didn’t. So it was great.”
Bieber went 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on nine hits. He struck out seven.
The Guardians opened the scoring in the third on Ramirez’s two-run single off Antonio Senzatela. Cleveland made it 3-1 on Naylor’s run-scoring single in the sixth.
Senzatela went six innings and allowed eight hits and three runs, two earned. He struck out four and walked one.
Guardians: RHP Aaron Civale is slated to make another rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Columbus as he works to return from left glute soreness. Placed on the 15-day injured list May 22, Civale could rejoin the Guardians next week during their series at Minnesota, manager Terry Francona said.
Rockies: OF Kris Bryant was on the field prior to the game, taking batting practice. He continues to work toward returning from a lower back strain that has caused him to miss 19 games over separate stints on the injured list.
LHP Konnor Pilkington (1-0, 3.57 ERA) is slated to make another start in place of injured Cleveland right-hander Aaron Civale on Wednesday night against Colorado LHP Austin Gomber (3-6, 6.17 ERA).
GOLDSCHMIDT’S 3 RBI LEADS CARDS, PIRATES’ 8TH LOSS IN ROW
ST. LOUIS (AP) Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over Pittsburgh 3-1 on Tuesday in a doubleheader opener that extended the Pirates’ losing streak to eight.
Goldschmidt hit his 14th home run, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the third inning off JT Brubaker (0-7), and boosted the lead to 3-0 with an RBI grounder in the fourth. Goldschmidt is hitting .383 with 11 homers and 34 RBIs since May 12, raising his average to an NL-leading .338 with 51 RBIs, second in the NL to the New York Mets’ Pete Alonso.
Yadier Molina had 11 putouts on 10 strikeouts and a foul popup, and with 14,870 passed Ivan Rodriguez (14,864) for most among catchers in major league history. The 39-year-old, a 10-time All-Star, was given a standing ovation with the record-setter when he caught Ke’Bryan Hayes’ sixth-inning popup.
Pittsburgh had four errors, three by shortstop Diego Castillo – including bad throws on groundouts on consecutive pitches. He had just two errors coming in.
Matthew Liberatore (2-1) allowed three hits in five scoreless innings, striking out five and walking two in his fourth big league starts. The 22-year-old left-hander, pulled after 79 pitches, has pitched shutout ball in both his wins, the first against Milwaukee on May 28.
St. Louis won for the fourth time in five games. The Pirates are on their longest skid since eight straight from last Aug. 4-12.
Giovanny Gallegos pitched a one-hit ninth for his ninth save in 12 chances, finishing a seven-hitter.
St. Louis backed its pitchers with a pair of double plays and with 58 have the fourth-highest total in the major leagues.
Brubaker (0-7) remained winless in 13 starts this year. He gave up three runs – two earned – and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Yu Chang homered off Genesis Cabrera in the seventh.
Miles Mikolas (4-4, 2.93) was to start the second game for the Cardinals and Bryse Wilson (0-3, 7.53) for the Pirates.
Goldschmidt homered on a 418-foot drive to center, his 50th at Busch Stadium.
Castillo made two errors in the fourth. He made a nonchalant throw to first that bounced on Molina’s grounder, then sailed a high throw to first on Edmundo Sosa’s grounder.
Brubaker shifted to a windup with an 3-2 count on Nolan Gorman, and Molina took off for third. Brubaker stepped off and threw to second in a pickoff attempt, and after umpires conferred, second base umpire Dan Iassogna called a balk, prompting Pirates manager Derek Shelton to come onto the field to argue.
Gorman walked to load the bases. and Goldschmidt followed with a three-hopper up the middle. Gorman beat Castillo’s backhand toss to second and kept on running to get into a rundown that allowed Molina to score. After throws to catcher Jason Delay, Hayes at third, Castillo and Delay, Sosa was out at the plate.
WELCOME TO THE SHOW
Delay, a 27-year-old taken from Vanderbilt on the fourth round of the 2017 amateur draft, made his big league debut and went 0 for 2 with a walk. He became the sixth catcher to play for the Pirates this season, the most since 2016.
Pittsburgh’s Canaan Smith-Njigba pinch hit in the ninth and doubled in his major league debut. The 23-year-old was drafted by the Yankees on the fourth round in 2017 and acquired in the January 2021 trade that sent pitcher Jameson Taillon to New York. His younger brother, Jaxon, was MVP of this year’s Rose Bowl as a wide receive for Ohio State.
Brendan Donovan, who led off for the Cardinals, has appeared in all nine lineup spots this season, has played all four infield positions and right and left field.
THE MACHINE KEEPS RUNNING
Albert Pujols played his 1,340th game at first base, tying Jim Bottomley for most in Cardinals history. It was also his 1,739th game with the Cardinals, passing Curt Flood for seventh-most in franchise history.
Pirates: RHP Duane Underwood Jr. was placed on COVID-19 injured list on Monday.
Cardinals RHP Jack Flaherty (right shoulder) will make his season debut in Wednesday night’s series finale rather than make a third minor league injury rehabiliation start. He is expected to have a limit of about 60 pitches. RHP Roansy Contreras (1-1-, 2.57) starts for Pittsburgh.
A STRIKE AWAY: MIKOLAS JUST SHORT OF NO-HITTER FOR CARDINALS
ST. LOUIS (AP) It’s been 21 years since the St. Louis Cardinals pitched a no-hitter.
Miles Mikolas needed one more strike.
The right-hander didn’t give up a hit until Cal Mitchell doubled with two outs in the ninth inning Tuesday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 to sweep a doubleheader.
“I’m a little over it. I mean it stinks, to get that close and then kind of come up empty-handed,” Mikolas said. “That’s a great outing. I’ll be real proud that I gave the bullpen kind of another night off. I know we need it with the doubleheader. I’m happy – but deep down it kind of stinks.”
Mitchell drove a 2-2 curveball over the head of Gold Glove center fielder Harrison Bader and just beyond his outstretched mitt as the speedy Bader tried to make a running catch with his back to home plate.
“If he can’t get it, nobody can – except maybe one of those guys in the stands when they have that like 3-foot glove, maybe that guy,” Mikolas said. “We’re playing shallow so they don’t kind of doink one in. I think that’s what you’re always guarding against is you don’t want to lose it cheap. The guy hit a ball to the track, I’ll give it to him. And it was a good pitch. I’m more OK with that then if the dude bloops a broken-bat bleeder in there somewhere.”
The ball bounced on the warning track 383 feet from the plate and over the wall in straightaway center for a ground-rule double.
“It went to the left of my glove, kind of curled back,” Bader said. “I was working really hard to try to make up some ground. So yeah, just sucks. But it is what it is.”
The hit came on the 129th pitch from Mikolas – his previous career high was 115 on May 29 against Milwaukee. He was lifted for Packy Naughton, who got the final out to hand the Pirates their ninth straight loss.
The 33-year-old Mikolas (5-4) bent over at the waist for a moment when Mitchell’s drive dropped. He struck out six, walked one and left to a standing ovation.
Mitchell entered in the seventh to play right field and got Pittsburgh’s lone hit in his only at-bat of the game.
The most recent no-hitter for the Cardinals was thrown by rookie Bud Smith in a 4-0 win at San Diego on Sept. 3, 2001. The last one at home came from Bob Forsch in 1983.
“Normally I’m talking to guys in the dugout asking them about pitches, like where they were, what they thought, and I didn’t even bother asking them because nobody would turn to look at me,” Mikolas said. “So, that’s one of the things that kind of stinks about that is I’m kind of sitting there all by myself all game and, you know, watching Mad Dog (pitching coach Mike Maddux) like pace back and forth. I know he wants to say something, but can’t. It’s one of those superstitions.”
Pittsburgh got an unearned run in the fourth to make it 7-1 when Bryan Reynolds scored on Daniel Vogelbach’s groundout.
Reynolds led off the inning and reached second base when left fielder Juan Yepez misplayed a fly ball for an error. Reynolds advanced to third on a groundout.
Cardinals second baseman Nolan Gorman made a diving stop in the fourth and an off-balance throw from the middle of the diamond in the sixth to prevent would-be hits.
“The stars were lined up for 8 2/3 today and then, you know, they weren’t,” Mikolas said.
Mikolas worked a 1-2-3 seventh with the help of a nice catch by Bader at the center-field fence on Jack Suwinski’s drive. Pittsburgh also went down in order in the eighth.
“He mixed and matched,” Pirates manager Derek Shelton said of Mikolas. “You saw it even in the at-bat to Mitchell, he went back and got 95 (mph) on the 2-0 pitch. The breaking stuff was really effective.”
Mikolas, who reinvented himself in Japan before becoming a big league All-Star in 2018, has struggled through injuries the past few seasons. He had never gone longer than four innings in a major league start without allowing a hit.
“There’s a lot of perseverance in that story,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said. “He’s doing an unbelievable job, he’s going about it really well, and this is a healthy Miles and it’s fun to watch.”
Paul Goldschmidt was 4 for 4 with two homers and five RBIs for the Cardinals, who have won five of six. Tommy Edman also went deep and Brendan Donovan had his first career four-hit game.
Bryse Wilson (0-4) gave up seven runs in five innings for the Pirates.
Goldschmidt homered off JT Brubaker (0-7) and drove in three runs as St. Louis won 3-1 in the opener of the day-night doubleheader.
Yadier Molina had 11 putouts on 10 strikeouts and a foul popup, and with 14,870 passed Ivan Rodriguez (14,864) for most among catchers in major league history. The 39-year-old, a 10-time All-Star, was given a standing ovation with the record-setter when he caught Ke’Bryan Hayes’ sixth-inning popup.
Pittsburgh committed four errors, three by shortstop Diego Castillo – including bad throws on grounders on consecutive pitches. He had just two errors coming in.
Matthew Liberatore (2-1) allowed three hits in five scoreless innings, striking out five in his fourth big league starts. The 22-year-old left-hander, pulled after 79 pitches, has pitched shutout ball in both his wins, the first against Milwaukee on May 28.
Giovanny Gallegos worked a one-hit ninth for his ninth save in 12 chances, finishing a seven-hitter.
Yu Chang homered for Pittsburgh off Genesis Cabrera in the seventh.
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Canaan Smith-Njigba pinch-hit for Pittsburgh in the ninth inning of the opener and doubled in his major league debut. His younger brother, Jaxon, was MVP of this year’s Rose Bowl as a wide receiver for Ohio State.
Donovan, who led off for the Cardinals in the opener, has appeared in all nine lineup spots this season. He has played all four infield positions plus right and left field.
THE MACHINE KEEPS RUNNING
Albert Pujols played his 1,340th game at first base, tying Jim Bottomley for most in Cardinals history. It was also his 1,739th game with the Cardinals, passing Curt Flood for seventh-most in franchise history.
Pirates: RHP Heath Hembree (right calf strain) was activated from the injured list. … RHP Duane Underwood Jr. was placed on COVID-19 injured list Monday.
Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz (left shoulder impingement) received an injection in his AC joint after playing catch and plans to throw again on flat ground Wednesday.
Cardinals RHP Jack Flaherty (right shoulder) will make his season debut in Wednesday night’s series finale rather than make a third minor league rehabilitation start. He is expected to have a limit of about 60 pitches. RHP Roansy Contreras (1-1-, 2.57) pitches for Pittsburgh.
BLUE JAYS LHP RYU NEEDS ELBOW SURGERY, IS OUT FOR SEASON
TORONTO (AP) Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu will miss the rest of the season because of ligament damage in his elbow, the team announced Tuesday.
The extent of the damage and the precise nature of the surgery required to repair it is still unknown, but general manager Ross Atkins said Ryu will not pitch again in 2022. Atkins said the best-case scenario would see Ryu returning in the second half of 2023.
Ryu, from South Korea, is 2-0 with a 5.67 ERA in six starts this season. He left his June 1 outing against the White Sox after four innings and was placed on the 15-day injured list the following day.
Ryu also missed time with a sore forearm from April 17 to May 13. He made four more starts after returning May 14 at Tampa Bay.
Ryu signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the Blue Jays in December 2019. He went 5-2 with a 2.69 ERA in 12 starts in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season as Toronto earned a wild card spot in the expanded playoff format.
Last season, Ryu went 14-10 with a 4.37 ERA. Overall, he is 75-45 with a 3.26 ERA in 175 games, all but one of them starts.
Ryu was an All-Star in 2019, the last of his six seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he went 14-5 and posted an NL-best 2.32 ERA.
While with the Dodgers, Ryu sat out the 2015 season and made only one appearance in 2016 due to left shoulder surgery and elbow tendinitis. He also missed time in 2017 with injuries to his left hip and foot.
Also Tuesday, the Blue Jays put right-hander Julian Merryweather on the 15-day injured list with a strained left abdominal and recalled right-hander Jeremy Beasley from Triple-A. Merryweather left Monday’s game in the seventh inning because of soreness in his side.
CARDINALS PITCHER FLAHERTY TO MAKE SEASON DEBUT VS PIRATES
ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Jack Flaherty will make his first start of the season in the series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol made the surprise announcement before the first game of a day-night doubleheader against the Pirates on Tuesday. Flaherty had been scheduled to make his third rehab start at Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday. Marmol said he will be held to around 60 pitches.
Flaherty had a platelet-rich-plasma injection in his shoulder in early March to combat inflammation. He has been impressive in two rehab starts at Memphis, allowing just one run in seven total innings.
Flaherty, 26, is considered the ace of the Cardinals staff and has a career record of 32-24 with a 3.34 ERA. He went 9-2 last season with a 3.22 ERA before the shoulder injury cut his season short.
US OPEN UPDATES | MCILROY WONDERS IF SOME TAKE EASY WAY OUT
Rory McIlroy says he understands why the 40- and 50-something crowd, led by Phil Mickelson, might be willing to take the money from the LIV Tour. He doesn’t understand why other players are going.
“I think they would say to you themselves that their best days are behind them,” the 33-year-old McIlroy said Tuesday of the players in their 40s and 50s who have signed on with the rival golf series.
But, he said, others who are around the same age as him still have plenty to play for and might still have their best days ahead of them.
“So that’s where it feels like you’re taking the easy way out,” McIlroy said.
The four-time major winner has been among the most forceful advocates for the PGA Tour, and he reiterated his support for the tour – while taking a few digs at LIV front man Greg Norman – in his victory news conference Sunday at the Canadian Open.
Most of his Q&A with reporters Tuesday was focused on the newly forming schism in golf and his relationship with players who have left. Mickelson received a reported $200 million to go and Dustin Johnson received a reported $150 million.
Asked if he had lost respect for Mickleson, McIlroy said “as a golfer, I have the utmost respect for Phil.”
“I’ve been disappointed with how he has went about what he has done,” McIlroy said. “But I think he has come back and shown some remorse about how he has handled some things so I think he has learned from that.”
SERENA WILLIAMS GETS WILD-CARD ENTRY FOR WIMBLEDON SINGLES
Serena Williams is going to play at Wimbledon, after all. The All England Club announced on Tuesday that Williams was awarded a wild-card entry for singles, marking her return to Grand Slam action after a year away.
The owner of a professional era-record 23 Grand Slam singles trophies, and as big a star as tennis ever has seen, is going to tune up by playing doubles at a smaller grass-court event first, teaming with Ons Jabeur at Eastbourne, England, next week.
Main-draw play at Wimbledon begins on June 27.
Williams has not competed anywhere since getting injured during the first set of her first-round match at the All England Club in 2021. And her name did not appear on the women’s singles entry list released by the grass-court Grand Slam tournament earlier this month.
But Williams was among a half-dozen women given a spot in the singles draw on Tuesday, along with five British players: Katie Boulter, Jodie Burrage, Sonay Kartal, Yuriko Miyazaki and Katie Swan.
Two other women will get invitations “in due course,” the All England Club said.
Seven of the eight men’s wild-card berths were also announced, including one for three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka.
Earlier in the day, Williams posted a photo of her white shoes on what appears to be a grass court and the message: “SW and SW19. It’s a date. 2022. See you there. Let’s Go.”
“SW” are her initials, of course, and “SW19” is the postal code for Wimbledon.
The 40-year-old American has won seven of her singles trophies at Wimbledon, the first in 2002 and most recently in 2016. Williams was the runner-up there in 2018 and 2019 (the tournament was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic).
In 2021, Williams lost her footing on the slick grass and then her right leg buckled, leading to just the second mid-match retirement at any Grand Slam tournament of her career and first since 1998.
With the lack of activity since then, Williams – who first reached No. 1 in July 2002 – is 1,208th in the WTA rankings this week. That is why she was not automatically placed in the Wimbledon field.
While Williams has been sidelined, first Ash Barty and then Iga Swiatek stepped into the opening left by her extended absence. Barty won Wimbledon last year and the Australian Open this January to solidify her hold on the No. 1 ranking, but then abruptly retired at age 25 in March.
That allowed Swiatek to rise to No. 1, and she has backed up that new status with an ongoing 35-match winning streak that included claiming a second French Open trophy this month.
That unbeaten stretch exceeds by one a 34-match run Williams put together in 2013 and equals one by Williams’ older sister, Venus, for the longest since 2000.
Adding Williams to the bracket at the All England Club adds quite a story line for this year’s tournament, which as things stood was going to be filled with them, including the ban on players from Russia and Belarus because of the invasion of Ukraine, the subsequent removal of rankings points by the WTA and ATP tours, the 100th anniversary of the opening of Centre Court and the addition of scheduled play on the fortnight’s middle Sunday for the first time.
US OPEN LETS RUSSIAN TENNIS PLAYERS IN AFTER WIMBLEDON BAN
The U.S. Open will allow tennis players from Russia and Belarus to compete this year despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, which prompted Wimbledon to ban those athletes.
U.S. Tennis Association CEO and Executive Director Lew Sherr, whose group runs the U.S. Open, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday that the USTA Board decided to let Russians and Belarusians enter the tournament because of “concern about holding the individual athletes accountable for the actions and decisions of their governments.”
Sherr said athletes from Russia and Belarus will play at Flushing Meadows under a neutral flag – an arrangement that’s been used at various tennis tournaments around the world, including the French Open, which ended June 5.
The U.S. Open starts on Aug. 29 in New York.
Since Russia began its attacks on Ukraine in February, Russian athletes have been prevented from taking part in many sports, including soccer’s World Cup qualifying playoffs. Belarus has aided Russia in the war.
Russia also was held out of two international team events in tennis in which it was the reigning champion: the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup.
The All England Club, where main-draw play for Wimbledon starts on June 27, announced in April it would bar all Russians and Belarusians from its fields – which means current men’s No. 1, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, is not eligible to participate. Medvedev is the defending champion at the U.S. Open.
Wimbledon’s ban drew immediate criticism from the WTA and ATP, along with some prominent players, such as defending champion Novak Djokovic.
In May, the WTA and ATP said they would not award any rankings points for Wimbledon this year, an unprecedented rebuke of the All England Club. Some players, including four-time major champion and former No. 1 Naomi Osaka, said they would consider sitting out Wimbledon.
The ATP has said all points earned at Wimbledon in 2021 will fall off a player’s record and no new points will be earned there this year. The WTA has not decided exactly how last year’s rankings points from the All England Club will be treated, but no new points can be added based on how a player performs there this time.
Sherr told the AP that what happened with Wimbledon – both the All England Club’s move to keep players from certain countries out and the tours’ reaction – played no role in the USTA’s choice to let Russian and Belarusian players in.
“Our discussion was really on the merits and really the principles around both sides of this argument. This was not a commercial versus an ethical question,” he said. “There are arguments on both sides. Are you being perceived as supporting atrocious acts by a government? And at the same time: Would you hold an individual athlete accountable for that?”
Sherr said the WTA and ATP professional tours organized a series of conversations with athletes from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus and various governing bodies in tennis, and that the heads of both tours addressed the USTA Board before its decision.
The USTA plans to offer additional financial assistance for humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and will use the U.S. Open as a platform to raise awareness about the war.
“This is a horrific situation and we, along with everyone else in tennis, absolutely condemn what is an unprovoked and unjust invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and everything is framed in that context,” Sherr said. “As difficult as some of these decisions may be, none of it amounts to the difficulties being experienced in Ukraine right now, and the tragedies and atrocities.”
BILLS, SABRES CO-OWNER KIM PEGULA TREATED FOR HEALTH ISSUES
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is receiving medical care for what her family described Tuesday as “some unexpected health issues.”
The statement from the Pegula family said they are grateful for the progress she has made over the past few days, adding she has “an exceptional team of medical experts at her side.”
But the statement didn’t specify the type of medical issues and asked to respect the family’s need for privacy. It’s also unclear where she is being treated, because the Pegulas have homes in Buffalo and south Florida.
Pegula celebrated her 53rd birthday last week, and is the wife of Terry Pegula, who turned his natural gas fortune into a Buffalo sports empire. The family also asked people to keep Kim and the Pegula family in their prayers.
The Pegulas first purchased the Sabres in February 2011, a year after Terry Pegula sold his natural gas drilling rights to Royal Dutch Shell for $4.7 billion. The Pegulas then purchased the Bills from the estate of owner and founder Ralph Wilson in 2014 for what was a then-record price of $1.4 billion.
Kim Pegula is president of both teams and is on various committees, including the NFL’s workplace diversity committee and the NHL’s executive inclusion council.
Bills coach Sean McDermott extended his prayers to the Pegula family, and credited the owners for their gracious support to him and the community.
“We love them and more than anything, we just want to be there for them right now,” McDermott said before the Bills opened a mandatory minicamp. “I think if you just look at what they’ve done for western New York, what they’ve done for this organization, for the multiple organizations and companies that they own around here and then, personally, what they’ve done for me and my family, I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to repay them.”
The Pegulas have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into Buffalo, including helping spur a waterfront redevelopment by spending $200 million of their own money to build a hockey/hotel/restaurant complex called Harborcenter.
Orphaned after being born in Seoul, South Korea, Kim was adopted by Ralph and Marilyn Kerr in 1974, and grew up in Fairport, New York. She is Terry Pegula’s second wife.
The couple have three children together, including Jessica Pegula, a pro tennis player, who last week moved up to a career-best No. 8 on the WTA singles rankings.
Kim Pegula is 18 years younger than Terry, and long been considered the person to take over control in her husband’s succession plan. The Pegula’s holdings also include the Sabres’ American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, New York, as well as National Lacrosse League franchises in Buffalo and Rochester.
The Bills’ long-term future in Buffalo was essentially secured in March, when the team reached an agreement with the state and county to build a $1.4 billion stadium across from their current home.
Kim Pegula is far more outgoing than her husband and has often assumed the role of being the voice of ownership, with Terry more focused on the nuts and bolts of drafting and player development.
In 2018, she went into detail outlining how their differing approaches are complementary and a reflection of their personalities.
“I think they always say opposites attract,” Pegula told The Associated Press.
“For Terry, I call him a wild-catter in the oil and gas business. What he loves is finding and developing natural gas fields, oil fields, whatever,” she said. So the whole process for him, the draft, he can make that correlation. He loves that part of finding those prospects.”
As for herself, Pegula said, “I’m more, and I think it comes from being a mom, whether it’s problem-solving, figuring things out, getting things done. Execution.”
Kim joked that while Terry will spend a game keenly watching the play unfold, while she can usually be found dealing with behind-the-scene concerns involving fan-related experiences and handling players’ needs.
She has attracted her share of criticism, particularly in overseeing the Sabres who are in the midst of the NHL’s longest playoff drought after missing the postseason for an 11th consecutive season.
In 2020, Pegula defended her role by noting she provides stability to the franchise and leaves hockey-related decisions to the Sabres management team.
“At the end of the day, there’s no one that wants to protect their organization, who cares more about the organization than Terry and I,” she told The AP. “And if there comes a point in which I feel like by me being in this role is not what’s best for the organization, I’m happy to say that. … Do I want to do it forever? No. But I want to make sure we have the right person.”
DESHAUN WATSON AGAIN DENIES SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLAIMS
BEREA, Ohio (AP) The new lawsuits – and potential for more – against Deshaun Watson may have further damaged his image and swayed opinion about him.
However, they’ve only deepened his resolve.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback reiterated Tuesday that he never committed sexual misconduct alleged by two dozen women in Texas, adding he plans to keep fighting to clear his name.
“I never assaulted anyone,” Watson said following practice as the Browns held their mandatory minicamp. “I never harassed anyone or I never disrespected anyone. I never forced anyone to do anything.”
Watson, who is facing civil lawsuits from 24 massage therapists accusing him of sexual assault and harassment during private sessions when he played for the Houston Texans, stood by previous comments proclaiming his innocence.
While acknowledging his actions have impacted others, Watson maintained he’s not done anything wrong.
“I just want to clear my name,” he said.
Watson’s comments were his first public ones since March 25, when he was introduced by the Browns after they persuaded him to waive his no-trade clause and signed him to a fully guaranteed, five-year, $230 million contract despite his legal troubles.
Since then, his entanglements have grown, with two more women filing lawsuits in the wake of other accusers detailing disturbing encounters with Watson on a report by HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”
There was also a New York Times report that Watson booked appointments with at least 66 different women over 17 months while he played for the Texans. And on Monday, attorney Tony Buzbee, who represents all the women suing Watson, said he plans to file two more lawsuits against the quarterback.
Watson, who was not indicted on criminal complaints by grand juries in two different Texas counties, may be losing the public relations battle. But remains staunchly adamant he hasn’t broken any laws.
“I’ve been honest and I’ve been truthful about my stance,” he said. “I never forced on anyone and I never assaulted anyone. That’s what I’ve been saying since the beginning and I’ll continue to do that until all the facts come out.”
There’s also the matter of the 26-year-old’s football future.
The NFL is investigating Watson to determine whether the three-time Pro Bowler violated its personal-conduct policy. He faces a potential lengthy suspension, depending on findings by investigators who will present evidence to Sue L. Robinson, a former federal judge appointed jointly by the league and NFL Players Association as a disciplinary officer.
Watson spent several hours with league officials in Houston last month and said he was “open and truthful” during the interviews sessions.
“I did everything they asked me to do,” he said. “I answered every question truthfully that the NFL asked me. That’s all I can do is be honest and tell them exactly what happened. I know they have a job and so I have to respect that, so that’s what we wanted to do is cooperate.
“They have to make a decision that’s best for the league.”
Watson didn’t answer a single question about football during his 12-minute session with reporters. He began the session with a statement thanking the Browns and their fans for support.
“I’m happy to be a Cleveland Brown,” he said. “This is going to be my home for the rest of my career – that is the plan.”
While standing by previous remarks, Watson acknowledged that comments he made in March may have negatively affected others.
“I do have regrets as far as the impact that (it’s had) on the community and people outside of just myself,” Watson said. “And that includes my family. That includes this organization. That includes my teammates in this locker room that have to answer to these questions. That includes the fan base of the Cleveland Browns.
“That includes males, females, everyone across the, the world. That’s one thing I do regret is the impact that it’s triggered on so many people. It’s tough to have to deal with.”
Watson and his legal team have maintained he won’t settle the lawsuits. He was asked if the recent cases have changed that.
“I just want to clear my name and be able to let the facts and the legal procedures continue to play out,” he said.
Watson also said he’s been receiving counseling since joining the Browns.
“I’m going to continue to do that,” he said, “and be the best person and grow as an individual, grow as a human being and just be able to be the best citizen and the best person that I can be outside this field.”
Until the league acts, the Browns are going forward as if Watson will be their starter this season. They signed veteran Jacoby Brissett as his backup, and coach Kevin Stefanski is comfortable the 29-year-old can handle starting duties.
“I do have confidence in Jacoby,” Stefanski said. “He’s played a lot of football for a young player. He’s a smart player. He takes care of the football. Good size, can make all of the throws and those type of things.”
RIVERA: DEL RIO APOLOGIZED TO COMMANDERS PLAYERS FOR REMARKS
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Commanders assistant Jack Del Rio addressed the team to apologize for his comments about protests in the summer of 2020 and the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday.
Rivera said Del Rio also met individually with some players to discuss his remarks last week, which drew a $100,000 fine from the team.
“He was very open, very forthright, very contrite and apologized and opened himself up to questions or opportunities for any players to come in and meet with him,” Rivera told reporters before the team’s first minicamp practice. “He’s already met with some of our players and talked to some of them about what was said. I’ve been told those meetings went very, very well. And so I’m very pleased with that.”
Del Rio apologized hours later for calling the deadly insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021 “a dust-up at the Capitol.” Rivera said the fine made it clear the organization would not tolerate equivalating the riot to the protests in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.
Rivera said he and the team wanted to move on from the comments now to focus on football.
“I’m about reconciliation,” Rivera said. “We have to understand that when we do things like this, it impacts the community as well. We got to make sure the community understands that we understand and we get it. That’s important. So this was really about taking accountability and holding ourselves accountable, and then going forward and trying to reconcile with things.”
On the football side, wide receiver Terry McLaurin was absent from mandatory minicamp amid negotiations on a new contract. Rivera said last week he expected McLaurin and all players to attend.
“Terry’s a professional,” Rivera said. “I just believe it’s a matter of time getting this done. We want Terry here. We truly do. We respect who he is as a football player. We’re trying to get things worked out. But we would love to have Terry here.”
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STRIPERS DEFEAT INDY IN SERIES OPENER
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Carter Bins launched his third Triple-A home run of the season, but a three-run fourth inning by the Gwinnett Stripers handed the Indianapolis Indians an 8-2 loss in the first game of a six-game set on Tuesday night.
With the Indians (30-29) leading 2-0 after a two-run spot in the third – highlighted by Bins’ solo homer and a run-scoring throwing error on a Jared Oliva steal of second base – the Stripers (30-31) scored one run in the third and three in the fourth to take a lead they would not relinquish. An RBI single by Kramer Robertson scored the first run, and back-to-back singles by Chadwick Tromp and Ryan Goins took the lead in the fourth.
A four-run spot in the seventh inning extended Gwinnett’s lead to the final of 8-2.
Miguel Yajure got the start for Indy and surrendered one unearned run in 3.0 innings. Entering in relief was Joe Jacques (L, 0-1) who – in his first outing back from being reinstated from the 60-day injured list – was charged with three runs in 0.2 innings.
Kyle Muller (W, 4-3) went 7.0 innings and surrendered two runs (one earned) with 11 strikeouts. The Indians were handed no walks with 14 total strikeouts in the contest.
Bligh Madris led the Indians offense with two of the team’s five hits, extending his on-base streak to 21 consecutive games.
Indianapolis and Gwinnett will face off again tomorrow night at 7:05 PM ET at Coolray Field. RHP Cody Bolton (1-1, 3.22) will take the mound for Indy against RHP Nolan Kingham (1-0, 2.65)
DUO TABBED NCBWA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The second Freshman All-America honors for outfielder Carter Mathison and third baseman Josh Pyne came from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. They each earned second team honors and gave Indiana the only pair of position players from the same school on the list.
Indiana was one of five programs with two Freshman All-Americans, joining Oregon State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and UCLA. IU was the only program with more multiple position players on the list, as the other four all included at least on pitcher.
Along with the honors from the NCBWA, Mathison and Pyne joined teammate Brock Tibbitts on the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-America team. It marks the third time in program history that multiple IU freshmen earned national honors (2012 & 2013).
Mathison set or tied two IU freshman records and Pyne joined an exclusive freshman group, as each earned All-Big Ten Freshman Team honors from the conference coaches at season’s end.
The freshman single-season home runs leader at Indiana, Mathison became the first freshman since Sam Travis in 2012 to lead the team in home runs. His 19 long balls rank No. 2 all-time in Big Ten history among freshmen (21 – Brad Carlson, Iowa; 1999), passed Alex Dickerson’s IU freshman mark of 14 (2009) and finished tied for No. 5 on Indiana’s single-season charts.
The 19 home runs helped the left-handed hitter produce 58 RBIs on the season, which tied the IU freshman record set by Phil Dauphin in 1988. The 58 RBIs ranked No. 2 among Power 5 freshmen nationally and led all Big Ten rookies. Along with his team-leading 19 home runs, he also paced the team with 55 runs scored and was second on the team in RBIs.
Pyne was among the top hitters in the Big Ten with a .327 batting average, which was second among B1G rookies, while his 57 RBIs ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 7 nationally among rookies – No. 3 among Power 5 freshmen. That RBI total is also tied for No. 3 on Indiana freshman-only charts with Dickerson (2009) and Mike Sabo (1985)
On the year, the right-handed hitter piled up 74 hits to become the sixth Hoosier freshman to reach the 70-hit mark and the first freshman to lead the team in hits since 2012 (Travis). That total led all Big Ten freshmen. The hit total included 20 doubles, which ranked tied for No. 8 on the single season charts, one triple and six home runs.
2022 NCBWA Freshman All-America Team
C – Ryan Campos – Arizona State
1B – Nick Kurtz – Wake Forest
2B – Travis Bazzana – Oregon State
3B – Carson DeMartini – Virginia Tech
SS – Griff O’Ferrall – Virginia
OF – Keaton Anthony – Iowa
OF – Vance Honeycutt – North Carolina
OF – Treyson Hughes – Mercer
DH – Tommy White – NC State
UT – Noah Sullivan – USC Upstate
SP – Chase Burns – Tennessee
SP – Drew Beam – Tennessee
SP – Drue Hackenberg – Virginia Tech
SP – Blake Morgan – Old Dominion
RP – Alonzo Tredwell – UCLA
RP – Brady Tygart – Arkansas
RP – Landon Kruer – Navy
C – Walker Janek – Sam Houston State
1B – Donovan Cash – Kennesaw State
2B – Logan Beard – Louisville
3B – Josh Pyne – Indiana
SS – Cody Schrier – UCLA
OF – Carter Mathison – Indiana
OF – Kennedy Jones – UNCG
OF – Harrison Povey – FGCU
DH – Hunter Hines – Mississippi State
UT – Braden Montgomery – Stanford
SP – Ryan Feczko – Davidson
SP – Garrett Horn – Liberty
SP – Ryan Gallagher – UCSB
SP – Carter Holton – Vanderbilt
RP – Ryan Brown – Oregon State
RP – Peyton Consigli – Canisius
RP – Conner Whittaker – Florida State
2022 BIG TEN VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – With the Big Ten Conference release of the 2022 fall volleyball schedule, the Purdue Boilermakers are primed to begin league action Friday, September 23 vs. Minnesota in Holloway Gymnasium.
The 20-match Big Ten season is split evenly between home and away contests. The Boilermakers will play on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays throughout the fall, with the majority of their appearances coming on Fridays and Sundays. Match times and TV selections will be announced at a later date.
Purdue will play back-to-back matches once, taking on Ohio State at home on Friday, November 11 before turning around and hosting Penn State the next day.
The Boilermakers will play its last regular season home match on Friday, November 18 vs. Michigan before closing the season with its longest road stretch of the year, traveling for three consecutive contests (at Nebraska, at Maryland and at Penn State).
Big Ten play will come on the heels of Purdue’s non-conference slate, which includes 10 total matchups and four opponents recognized in last year’s final poll. Purdue, coming off its second consecutive Regional Finals appearance and its highest finish in AVCA final poll history at No. 6, will travel to Knoxville, Tennessee (Aug. 26-27) and Louisville, Kentucky (Sept. 9-10) for a pair of road tournaments in addition to the two the Boilermakers will host: The Reamer Club Xtra Special (Sept. 2-3) and the Stacey Clark Classic (Sept. 15-16).
Season ticket renewals are open for fans until July 15. New season tickets will not be going on sale to the general public. Instead, those interested in purchasing new season tickets can join the waitlist by signing up HERE. Single-match tickets will go on-sale August 2 for John Purdue Club members and August 3 for the general public.
Big Ten Schedule Breakdown
Home: Minnesota (9/23), Rutgers (10/2), Iowa (10/5), Wisconsin (10/8), Maryland (10/16), Nebraska (10/19), Indiana (10/30), Ohio State (11/11), Penn State (11/12), Michigan (11/18)
Away: Iowa (9/25), Illinois (9/30), Indiana (10/14), Minnesota (10/22), Northwestern (10/28), Michigan State (11/4), Michigan (11/6), Nebraska (11/20), Maryland (11/23), Penn State (11/25)
Wednesday Matches: vs. Iowa (10/5), vs. Nebraska (10/19), at Maryland (11/23)
Friday Matches: vs. Minnesota (9/23), at Illinois (9/30), at Indiana (10/14), at Northwestern (10/28), at Michigan State (11/4), vs. Ohio State (11/11), vs. Michigan (11/18), at Penn State (11/25)
Saturday Matches: vs. Wisconsin (10/8), at Minnesota (10/22), vs. Penn State (11/12)
Sunday Matches: at Iowa (9/25), vs. Rutgers (10/2), vs. Maryland (10/16), vs. Indiana (10/30), at Michigan (11/6), at Nebraska (11/20)
SCHENK READY FOR U.S. OPEN DEBUT
BROOKLINE, Mass. – Purdue alum Adam Schenk (’14) descends on The Country Club this week for the 122nd playing of the U.S. Open, looking to continue his hot play that got him there.
Schenk advanced to his first U.S. Open by qualifying fifth (out of 13 qualifying spots) in a final qualifier held in Columbus, Ohio. His advancement to the U.S. Open came one day after finishing tied for 26th at The Memorial Tournament, ending a stretch of 108 holes of golf played in five days. He then withdrew from the RBC Canadian Open for a well-deserved break that included a couple days working out and training at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex.
Barco will be paired with amateur Stewart Hagestad and Grayson Murray for the first two rounds. The trio will tee off hole No. 1 on Thursday at 8:13 ET. Friday’s second round will start at 1:58 p.m. ET, off hole No. 10.
Schenk will play in his second straight major after finishing tied for 41st at last month’s PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma – in what was his first major appearance.
Schenk, a 2014 Purdue grad and all-Big Ten player who is littered among the record book at Purdue, has experience playing The Country Club, finishing tied for 38th in stroke play and moving on to match play in the 2013 U.S. Amateur. Schenk shot a 74 in the first round at the 2013 U.S. Amateur at The Country Club, before shooting a 69 at its companion course, Charles River Country Club.
This will mark the third straight year that a Purdue alum has played in the U.S. Open after Tyler Duncan (’12) played in the 2020 event at Winged Foot, placing tied for 34th, while Fernando Barco (’17) competed in last year’s championship at Torrey Pines. Duncan also competed in the 2018 event (T-56th at Shinnecock Hills) and 2015 championship (MC at Chambers Bay).
Schenk, a native of Vincennes, Indiana, is having an outstanding season on the PGA Tour, currently ranking 80th in the FedExCup standings and 83rd on the money list ($1,092,238). He has four top-20 finishes and is an almost virtual lock to qualify for his fourth straight appearance in the FedExCup Playoffs.
MOWAT STEPS DOWN AS BALL STATE WOMEN’S GOLF HEAD COACH
MUNCIE, Ind. – After 18 seasons as the head coach of the Ball State women’s golf program, Katherine Mowat announced that she is stepping down as the Ball State women’s golf team head coach.
Mowat is leaving golf to a position in the health and wellness industry. She will remain the active head coach until Friday, June 17.
“It has been an incredible personal and professional experience to lead this program for the last 18 years,” Mowat said. “I am thankful for the many colleagues and administrators I have had the pleasure of working with.
“I am thankful for the Ball State and Muncie community, who have been wonderful to me and my family over the years. Most of all, I am thankful for the tremendous women who I have had the privilege of coaching at Ball State. Thank you for your dedication and thank you for the memories. I wish the Cardinals and the women’s golf program much success moving forward.”
During her 18 seasons with the Cardinals, Mowat was a two-time Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year and accumulated 20 tournament wins. She coached 58 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar honorees and tutored 36 Academic All-MAC honorees as well as one CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.
On the course, Mowat guided Jenna Hague and Brittany Kelly to NCAA Regional appearances. In addition, she led Katie Sundberg (2005) and Hague (2012) to become MAC Championship medalists.
Mowat coached each of the top five players on Ball State’s all-time list for career scoring average — Kelly (76.43), Manon Tounalom (76.89), Hague (77.22), Kelsey Sear (78.53) and Rachael Pruett (78.78).
Mowat led Ball Sate to runner-up finishes twice at the MAC Championships in 2010 and 2012. The second-place finish in 2010 was the best ever for the Cardinals at the league tournament and came in the same year Mowat became the program’s first conference coach of the year.
Under the guidance of Mowat, the Cardinals posted 11 All-MAC team selections, including the past two seasons with Hadley Moritz and Liz Kim. Kim was also named the MAC’s Sportswoman of the Year for back-to-back seasons.
A comprehensive search for the next leader of the Ball State women’s golf program is underway.
IRISH MEN’S SOCCER ADDS MAURICE WILLIAMS FOR 2022 SEASON
University of Notre Dame McFarland Family Head Men’s Soccer Coach Chad Riley announced the addition of graduate transfer Maurice Williams to the 2022 squad. Williams is a defender that spent the previous two seasons playing at Seton Hall.
“We are thrilled to add Mo to our team,” said Riley. “He is obviously an outstanding competitor on the field, but after getting to know him, we are even more excited about him as a person. He is a mature and driven person and I know he will be a great addition to our team this fall.”
Williams comes to Notre Dame from Seton Hall, racking up 27 starts and playing in 32 matches as a center back for the Pirates. The 6-2 defender totaled four goals and three assists over his two seasons in Seton Hall. Williams helped lead the Pirates to the 2020 Big East Championship title and was named the Big East Tournament’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
Prior to his two years at Seton Hall, Williams began his collegiate career at Cincinnati. After not playing as a freshman during the 2018 campaign he started 15 matches and earned American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team status.
Williams graduated from West Orange High School and earnedSuper Essex Conference (SEC) Player of the Year and Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey (SCANJ) First Team All-State selection in 2017.
SYCAMORES IN THE PROS – JUNE 14
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball continues to see talent dot the professional ranks as Sycamores currently compete in the MLB, Triple-A, Double-AA, Single-A, and Rookie Ball levels.
Sean Manaea, LHP, San Diego Padres
Sean Manaea continued his strong start to the 2022 season as the 6-5 left-hander has posted a 3-3 overall record with a 3.52 ERA over his 11 starts. Manaea continues to be a key part of the Padres rotation with San Diego (38-24) sitting tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers (37-23) for the lead in the NL West through 62 games. Manaea has gone at least six innings in 10 of his 11 starts and surrendered three or fewer runs in nine contests in the 2022 season. The Wanatah, Ind. native picked up a season-high 12 strikeouts at Atlanta back on May 14, while adding six or more strikeouts in seven games.
In his most recent outing, Manaea picked up the win against the New York Mets on June 8. He allowed three hits and two runs (one earned), while striking out three in 7.0 innings in the 13-2 win.
Clay Dungan, SS, Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City Royals AAA)
Clay Dungan has been in the everyday lineup for the Omaha Storm Chasers since being assigned to the squad by the Royals following a Spring Training invitation. The ISU alumni has been the starting second baseman and is coming off a strong series against Lehigh. Dungan posted a .381 batting average this past week against the IronPigs with eight hits, including a trio of doubles in the six-game series. He added a trio of RBI over the series and scored twice.
Hunter Owen, LF, Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates AAA)
Hunter Owen remains on the 60-day disabled list after being designated by the Indianapolis Indians back on May 27. Owen was a Pirates’ Spring Training invitee and lined up in 14 games with a .256 batting average, while adding two doubles and a triple. Owen added five RBI and nine runs scored prior to going on the DL.
Andrew Young, 2B, Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals AA)
Andrew Young made his debut on the Harrisburg Senators roster on June 12 as the former Sycamore remains in the middle infield. Young was a Nationals’ Spring Training invitee and spent the first part of the season with the Rochester Red Wings before the recent transaction. Young has posted a .200 batting average through the season with 19 hits and three home runs, while driving in 10 RBI.
Triston Polley, LHP, Frisco RoughRiders (Texas Rangers AA)
Triston Polley was promoted from the Hickory Crawdads today as the left-hander moved to the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders. Polley has posted a 6-2 overall record with a 5.67 ERA over the 2022 season in primary relief for the Crawdads. The Indianapolis, Ind. native has posted a 2-0 record with a 3.86 ERA over four appearances in June while adding a save against the Bowling Green Hot Rods on June 8. He’s posted a 33:8 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the year.
Roby Enriquez, OF, Amarillo Sod Poodles (Arizona Diamondbacks AA)
Roby Enriquez was assigned to the Amarillo Sod Poodes in late May after a strong start to the year with the Hillsboro Hops. The right fielder has been one of the stronger bats on the Sod Poodles since the promotion with a .316 batting average over 11 games, while adding a double, a home run, and 10 RBI. In the most recent series against the Frisco RoughRiders, Enriquez extended his hitting streak to six consecutive games with base hits in each of the games over the four-game series.
Max Wright, C, San Jose Giants (San Francisco Giants A)
Max Wright received his assignment to the San Jose Giants back in mid-April and has been an everyday player for the affiliate behind the plate. Wright continues to rake in June as the second-year player has posted a .353 batting average over the month with three doubles and a home run, while driving in five RBI. In his most recent series against Lake Elsinore, Wright went 4-for-10 with two doubles and three RBI, while scoring two runs.
Jarrod Watkins, 2B, ACL D-backs Black (Arizona Diamondbacks Rookie Affiliate)
Jarrod Watkins has swung the hot bat since joining the Diamondbacks’ rookie affiliate after signing with the ACL D-backs Black on June 6. Watkins has hit safely in four of the five games he’s lined up in posting a .353 batting average with six hits in 17 at-bats. He’s added two doubles and a triple, while scoring three runs since signing from the Frontier League’s Lake Erie Crushers.
Geremy Guerrero, LHP, FCL Astros Blue (Houston Astros Rookie Affiliate)
Geremy Guerrero signed with the Houston Astros back in May 19 and was recently assigned to the FCL Astros Blue. Guerrero has yet to appear in a game in the 2022 season.
KASEY LILLY WINS INDIANA PGA NORTHERN OPEN
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golfer Kasey Lilly won the Indiana PGA Northern Open on Monday evening (June 13).
Lilly shot a 65 (5-under) at Pine Valley Country Club with a 32 on the front and 33 on the back. He turned in birdies on holes four, five, seven, 10 and 13 in his bogey-free round. He beat out Fort Wayne native Franklin Crist, who shot a 66 after a bogey on 18.
Several other Mastodons competed on their home course in the Northern Open. Nick Holder, Hunter Mefford and Reece Compton tied for 11th with a trio of 1-under 69’s. Jarred Bowser shot a 1-over 71, Jadden Ousley turned in a 73, and Jacob Deakyne carded a 78.
Recent Mastodon graduates Callahan Elzey and Tyler Green also competed in the tournament, shooting 68 and 71, respectively.
Purdue Fort Wayne recently announced the men’s golf schedule for the fall of 2022. The Mastodons will open the season at the Earl Yestingmeier Invitational on September 2.
NOVIKOVA NAMED ITA DII SENIOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR
As a four-year player with the Greyhounds, Anna Novikova’s development over her career has been outstanding.
Playing within the top three positions of the UIndy lineup throughout her career, Novikova has achieved a 53-9 career record, including a 13-3 mark this season from the No. 1 position.
In 2022 she earned All-GLVC First-Team honors and was named the conference’s Player of the Year.
The native of Ukraine has turned the very difficult situation back home into a strength, and used it as her motivation to fight even more every single match. There hasn’t been a day where she was down at practice or at matches, she turned that into a big fire that sends a message to everyone about the warrior spirit she carries.
A LETTER FROM HEAD COACH MALIK TABET
“I am so proud of what Anna has accomplished since she’s been with us at the University of Indianapolis.
“She was only 17 years old when she arrived at UIndy, and in her time span amongst us, we have enjoyed seeing Anna grow, on and off the courts. She has become a true leader, mentor and a great ambassador of our institution and tennis programs.
“She is destined to be a true champion in life.”
MEN’S BASKETBALL UNVEILS 2022-23 SCHEDULE
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis men’s basketball team announced its complete 28-game regular season schedule on Tuesday, that includes 14 games in Nicoson Hall.
UIndy opens the 2022-23 season, their third under head coach Paul Corsaro, at home on November 11 against Ohio Dominican followed by Lake Erie on November 13. The Hounds open Great Lakes Valley Conference action on the road at Quincy before returning home to host William Jewell on December 1.
New to this years schedule is Christian Brothers University of the Gulf South Conference (GSC) on December 6. This will count as an in-region game for the Hounds as Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tennessee) is a state that borders Midwest region member Kentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro, Kentucky).
UIndy’s final home stand of the season will take place February 16-18 against Drury and Southwest Baptist. The Hounds are on the road the final week of play, travelling to Missouri-St. Louis and Missouri S&T.
Absent from this years schedule is the University of Southern Indiana, who departed the GLVC to become a NCAA Division I member. This is the first time since the 1977-78 season that the two teams will not face each other.
The exhibition schedule is still being finalized and will be announced upon completion.
COMPLETE SCHEDULE: https://athletics.uindy.edu/sports/mens-basketball/schedule/2022-23
ANDERSON WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LANDS 13 IN LATEST RECRUITING CLASS
The Anderson University women’s basketball program and head coach Jon Gin have announced the commitment of 13 players for the 2022-23 season. Izzy Davis, Kylie Hendrickson, Bella Larrison, Grace Marshall, Brooke Pocock, Emily Reed, Sydney Sierota, Lauren Smith, Maria Spencer, Jada Stansberry, Amanda Thatcher, Mackinzie Toliver and Olivia Webb will represent the Anderson class of 2026.
“I’m PUMPED for this 2022 class and can’t wait to get them on campus,” Coach Jon Gin said. “Coach Morgan Douglass and Coach Emily Langolf did an amazing job on the recruiting trail this year. This class will help build the foundation for AUWBB for years to come. I love their competitiveness, drive, and leadership capabilities on the court, but more importantly, all these players are great people and will help establish a positive, encouraging, family-like culture here at Anderson University.”
|Izzy Davis||5’7″||Guard||Indianapolis, Ind. (Bishop Chatard)|
Bishop Chatard HS: Received All-City honors as a senior … garnered all-Circle City Conference recognition as a senior … named to All-City Tournament team as a senior … team captured Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 3A regional title during senior season … team claimed IHSAA 3A sectional crowns during freshman, junior and senior seasons … team won City title during senior season … team secured City Tournament crown during junior season … led Bishop Chatard in scoring as a senior … averaged 6.5 points as a junior … team went 17-8 during junior season … scored season-high 16 points vs. Heritage Christian as a junior … dished out season-high eight assists vs. Crispus Attucks as a junior.
Majors: Criminal Justice/National Security Studies
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because it is a good distance from home and has a great academic program for Criminal Justice.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Izzy brings high energy, strong character and just a fun personality. She has an uncanny ability to get into the lane and create for others.
|Kylie Hendrickson||6’0″||Forward||Pana, Ill. (Pana)||Indiana Flight Illini|
Pana HS: Team captured third place in Illinois High School Athletic Association (IHSA) 2A State Tournament during senior season … team went 36-2 during senior season, breaking the school record in wins … team went 14-2 during junior season … team secured IHSA 2A sectional crown during senior season … team earned South Central Conference (SCC) title during senior season … team claimed IHSA 2A regional titles during freshman and senior seasons … team finished 25-8 during sophomore year … team compiled four-year record of 97-22 … averaged 3.6 points and 3.2 rebounds as a junior … competed in softball … two-year member of National Honor Society.
Major: Youth Ministry
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because everyone on campus makes me feel welcomed. Also, the basketball and Youth Ministry programs offer a lot. I’m looking forward to being a Raven!
Coach Gin’s Comments: Kylie brings great size and character to the class. She is a terrific rebounder and can control the paint on both sides of the court.
|Bella Larrison||5’10”||Forward||Waldron, Ind. (Waldron)||Indiana Flight|
Waldron HS: Named to Top 60 Senior Workout for Hoosier Magazine … garnered Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) All-State Honorable Mention as a senior … earned IBCA All-State Honorable Mention Underclass as a junior … received Prep Girls Hoops Indiana 1A All-State Honorable Mention as a junior … tabbed with Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association (HBCA) All-District 3 honors … three-time all-Mid-Hoosier Conference (MHC) selection (So.-Sr.) … garnered first-team all-Shelby County honors as junior and senior … received second-team all-Shelby County recognition as a sophomore … three-time all-sectional selection (So.-Sr.) … named Waldron Holiday Tournament MVP as a junior … team captured Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) A regional title during senior season … team locked up MHC crowns during junior and senior seasons … team claimed IHSAA A sectional title during senior season … named Summer Plumbing Heating & Cooling Athlete of the Month … averaged 11 points and 4.7 rebounds as a senior … posted averages of 12.3 points and 5.8 rebounds as a junior … converted 112-of-228 (49.1 percent) shots from the field as a junior … hit 38-of-80 (47.5 percent) attempts from the floor as a freshman … scored 8.2 points per game as a sophomore … team went 24-2 during senior season … team finished 18-4 during junior season … team went 17-7 during freshman season … team compiled four-year record of 71-25 … scored season-high of 21 points in two games as a junior … pulled down season-high of 10 rebounds vs. Shelbyville as a junior … drained 9-of-11 (81.8 percent) shots from the field in two games as a junior … competed in cross country for three years (Fr.-Jr.) … three-time all-MHC recipient (Fr.-Jr.) … three-time all-Shelby County recipient … top MHC Newcomer … top Shelby County Newcomer … team secured MHC title during junior season … team took Shelby County title during junior season … clocked 5K personal record (PR) of 21:17.5 during IHSAA Regional as a freshman … raced to 5K season best of 22:06.7 during MHC meet as a junior … turned in 5K season best of 24:09.6 during IHSAA sectional as a sophomore … competed in track and field for three years (Fr.-Jr.) … MHC 3,200 champion as a freshman (13:25.50) … MHC 1,600 champion as a freshman (6:00.72) … Shelby County 3,200 champion as a freshman (12:58.35) … Shelby County 1,600 champion as a freshman (5:57.71) … competed on MHC champion 4×800 team during freshman season (10:47.66) … competed on Shelby County champion 4×800 team during freshman season (11:43.21) … clocked 3,200 PR of 12:58.35 during Shelby County Championships as a freshman … raced to 1,600 PR of 5:52.80 during IHSAA sectional as a freshman … put together season-best 3,200 of 14:06.61 as a junior … ran to season-best 1,600 of 6:57.21 as a junior.
Why I Chose AU: I fell in love with AU when I visited. loved the options for majors, the home and family feeling, and the coaches.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Bella brings a lot of versatility to the table for us. She is a big guard who can play inside and out and has the ability to guard anyone on the floor.
|Grace Marshall||5’8″||Guard||New Palestine, Ind. (Heritage Christian School/New Palestine)||Indiana Pride Xtreme|
Heritage Christian School: Competed in basketball as a senior … earned Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) all-state honorable Mention … named to All-City team … garnered all-Circle City Conference (CCC) honors … received IBCA academic all-state Honorable Mention … team claimed Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 2A sectional title … posted averages of 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.1 blocks and 1.8 assists … converted 37-of-98 (37.8 percent) shots from 3-point range … team captured Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 2A sectional title … recorded career-high 18 points in two games … blocked career-high five shots at Blue River Valley … tallied career-high 11 rebounds vs. Crispus Attucks … pulled down 10 rebounds vs. Bishop Chatard … scored in double digits in 12 games.
New Palestine HS: Competed in basketball for three years (Fr.-Jr.) … team claimed IHSAA 4A sectional crown during sophomore season … provided averages of 6.0 points and 3.9 rebounds as a sophomore … turned in averages of 4.6 points and 3.9 rebounds as a junior.
Career Stats: Put together career averages of 6.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks … totaled 19 career double-digit scoring efforts.
Academic Highlights: Member of National Honor Society … 2021 graduate of Indianapolis Youth Leadership Academy.
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because I felt like that’s where God wanted me to be. I believe in what Coach Gin is building and the group of incoming freshmen I believe is going to be a close-knit, fun and hardworking group. The focus and emphasis on faith campus wide stood out to me and I’m excited to be a part of the women’s basketball team, hopefully bring home some championships, grow in my faith and build life-long relationships as a Raven.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Grace brings incredible toughness and tenacity to the group. Her high basketball IQ will allow us to play her in multiple roles this year.
|Brooke Pocock||5’6″||Guard||Fort Wayne, Ind. (Carroll)||Always 100 Todd|
Carroll HS: Received Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) first-team academic all-state recognition as a senior … earned Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) academic all-state Honorable Mention as a senior … team captured Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 4A regional title during junior season … team secured IHSAA sectional crowns during freshman, sophomore and junior seasons … team claimed Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) title during junior season … team went 25-3 during junior season … team finished 17-7 during sophomore season … averaged 3.4 points as a senior … scored season-high 11 points vs. Columbia City during senior season … Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year Campaign Mission Award winner … member of National Honor Society … in top 10 percent of class … Future Educator Award winner … excellence in Special Education award winner.
Majors: Elementary Education/Special Education
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because it illustrated the perfect place for me to continue my athletic career and grow in my faith, as well as providing an excellent program to excel in my future teaching career.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Brooke brings an infectious smile and a great personality. She is an elite shooter and will help space the floor for us.
|Emily Reed||5’7″||Guard||Whiteland, Ind. (Whiteland Community)|
Whiteland Community HS: Received Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) academic all-state Honorable Mention as a senior … earned Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) academic all-state Honorable Mention as a senior … named a Mid-State Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete … averaged 7.6 points per game as a senior … drained 42 3-pointers as a senior, ranking third in school history … converted 42-of-105 (40 percent) shots from the perimeter as a senior … scored career-high 15 points in two games as a senior … contributed six double-digit scoring efforts as a senior … provided career average of 5.9 points … served as a class officer for three years.
Major: Exercise Science
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because when I first stepped on campus, it felt like home. The people were very welcoming and they had the major I desired. The coaching staff at AU was also very welcoming and it is very evident that they create a family atmosphere with this team! I also chose AU for the Christian aspect! A big factor in my decision is where I thought I would grow in my faith and I have confidence that au will do just that!
Coach Gin’s Comments: Emily brings a fun, positive, infectious attitude to the class. She also can let it fly from anywhere on the court.
|Sydney Sierota||5’6″||Guard||Sellersburg, Ind. (Silver Creek)||Indiana Pride Xtreme|
Silver Creek HS: Garnered Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) third-team all-state honors as a senior … received Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) all-state Honorable Mention as a senior … collected first-team all-Mid-Southern Conference (MSC) honors as a senior … earned ICGSA first team academic all-state recognition as a senior … received IBCA academic all-state Honorable Mention as a senior … team captured Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 3A state title during junior season … team finished second in IHSAA 3A state tournament during senior season … team claimed IHSAA 3A regional titles during junior and senior seasons … team locked up MSC crowns during junior and senior seasons … team earned IHSAA 3A sectional titles during junior and senior seasons … put together averages of 8.5 points, 3.5 steals, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists as a senior … broke school’s single-season steals record … team went 25-3 during senior season … team finished 25-3 during junior season … team went 20-4 during sophomore season … team compiled four-year record of 85-18 … member of National Honor Society.
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because it feels like home. Everyone I’ve met has made me feel welcomed and that they have my back. They all believe in me and I have complete trust in them.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Sydney brings a championship pedigree and mindset to the group. We love her ability to control the tempo of the game and make her teammates better with her high-level passing skills.
|Lauren Smith||5’7″||Guard||Muncie, Ind. (Cowan)||Nike Lady Gym Rats|
Cowan HS: Member of Delaware County Athletics Hall of Fame … member of Cowan Athletics Hall of Fame … garnered Prep Girls Hoops all-state honors as a junior and senior … earned first-team all-Mid-Eastern Conference (MEC) honors as a junior and senior … received all-MEC Honorable Mention as a sophomore … collected first-team all-Delaware County recognition as a junior and senior … received all-Delaware County Honorable Mention as a sophomore … four-time academic all-MEC recipient … team put together best record in school history during junior season … team claimed Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) A sectional title during freshman and senior seasons … eclipsed 1,000 career-point barrier … turned in best field-goal percentage in school history … led MEC in field-goal percentage during senior year … averaged 15 points, four rebounds and two assists as a senior … led team in free-throw percentage as a senior … averaged 4.9 points as a freshman … competed in cross country for four years … MEC champion as a junior (5K – 21:06.7) … earned Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (IATCCC) all-state Honorable Mention three times (Fr.-Jr.) … three-time all-MEC recipient (Fr.-Jr.) … three-time all-Delaware County recipient (Fr.-Jr.) … three-time IHSAA semi-state qualifier (Fr.-Jr.) … team captured MEC title during sophomore season … locked up fourth in IHSAA sectional as a sophomore (5K – 20:21.0) … took fifth in IHSAA sectional as a freshman (5,000 – 21:25.1) … clocked 5K personal record (PR) of 20:21.0 as a sophomore … raced to 5K season best of 20:36.6 as a freshman … posted 5K season best of 20:54.6 as a junior … turned in 5K season best of 22:39.0 as a senior … competed in softball for four years … four-time academic all-MEC recipient … team captured IHSAA A regional crowns during junior and senior seasons … team secured IHSAA A sectional titles during junior and senior seasons … went 22-for-73 with a .301 batting average as a senior … provided .520 slugging percentage as a senior … delivered five doubles and three homers as a senior … notched 22 runs and 19 RBI’s as a senior … stole eight bases on eight attempts as a senior … finished with 52 runs, five homers and 16 stolen bases during career … went 49-for-187 with a .262 batting average during career … valedictorian.
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because God led me here. I get to grow my faith while competing for championships. AU is a perfect opportunity to flourish my academic and athletic career.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Lauren brings a much-needed competitive fire to our group. She is a hard worker and has a gift for scoring the ball.
|Maria Springer||5’3″||Guard||Seven Hills, Ohio (Holy Name)|
Holy Name HS: Received all-Great Lakes Conference (GLC) Honorable Mention as a junior and senior … selected to Northeast Ohio All-Star Game as a senior … earned Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) Scholarship Society award as a junior and senior … named a GLC Scholar Athlete as a junior and senior … team earned OHSBCA Top Free-throw Percentage award … team was one of five teams recognized as an all-academic team with above a 4.0 GPA … put together averages of 5.8 points and 2.4 steals as a senior … converted 32-of-48 (66.7 percent) free-throw attempts as a senior … averaged 3.7 points as a junior … finished with career average of 4.9 points … notched career-high 22 points at Parma as a senior … collected career-high six steals in two games as a senior … knocked down 4-of-5 (80 percent) shots from 3-point range at Villa Angela-St. Joseph as a senior … scored in double-digits three times as a senior … provided four career double-digit scoring efforts … competed in club soccer … written published literature.
Major: Criminal Justice
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because during the process of finding colleges, I looked for my new home. On my first visit I was genuinely welcomed by Coach Gin and Coach Morgan and as many jokes were made along the tour, I realized that this would not only be my second family, but also my home for the next four years. Also, with knowing the background of the faculty and staff, it made my decision much easier due to the opportunities I knew I could have to grow and learn in my career.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Maria brings all energy all the time. She is tough and competes every possession, especially defensively.
|Jada Stansberry||5’3″||Guard||Alexandria, Ind. (Alexandria-Monroe)|
Alexandria-Monroe HS: Received Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) all-state Honorable Mention as a senior … earned The Herald Bulletin first-team all-area honors as a senior … garnered first-team Central Indiana Conference (CIC) honors as a junior and senior … named to The Herald Bulletin Elite 11 as a senior … received Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) academic all-state Honorable Mention as a senior … produced career totals of 1,029 points, 432 steals and 336 assists … posted averages of 17.2 points, 6.3 steals and 3.2 assists as a senior … notched averages of 12.1 points, 5.4 steals and 4.6 assists as a junior … contributed averages of 8.2 points, 4.0 steals, 4.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a sophomore … provided averages of 6.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals as a freshman … converted 164-of-343 (47.8 percent) shots from the field as a senior … turned in career averages of 11.1 points, 4.6 steals and 3.6 assists … hit 401-of-1,033 (38.9 percent) shots from the floor during career … team went 22-3 during junior season … team finished 17-6 during senior season … scored career-high 35 points vs. Anderson Prep Academy as a senior … recorded career-high 16 steals vs. Muncie Burris as a senior … dished out career-high eight assists in three games … knocked down 10-of-11 (90.9 percent) shots from the floor at Eastern as a senior … contributed 30 points at Madison-Grant as a senior … scored 20+ points in seven games as a senior … scored 20+ points in eight games during career … scored in double digits 19 times as a senior … scored in double digits 19 times as a junior … posted 50 double-digit scoring efforts during career … collected double-digit steals three times as a junior … totaled double-digit steals in five games during career .. recorded 6+ steals in 12 games as a senior … collected 6+ steals in 12 games as a junior … tallied 6+ steals in 28 games during career … competed in track and field as a senior … captured ninth in the 400 in the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) state meet with a school-record time of 57.79 seconds, garnering Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (IATCCC) all-state honors … selected to Midwest Meet of Champions … charged to 200 school record of 25.68 seconds in IHSAA Regional … sprinted to 100 school of 12.56 seconds … claimed 400 CIC title and CIC record (58.85) … locked up 200 CIC title and CIC record (26.13) … took second in 200 in IHSAA Regional (25.68) … secured second in 400 in IHSAA Regional (58.44) … earned first in 400 in IHSAA Sectional (57.87) … claimed first in 200 in IHSAA Sectional (25.68) … took Madison County title in 400 … placed first in 100 in CIC Meet … competed on Madison County Champion 4×400 team … tabbed Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling Athlete of the Month … competed in softball … competed in tennis.
Major: Elementary Education
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because it felt like home and the campus is beautiful. I could tell the basketball team is like a family and meeting all of them, I knew it was right.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Jada brings elite speed and quickness to the team. She is a great defender with a knack for getting deflections and steals and has the ability to finish at the other end.
|Amanda Thatcher||5’5″||Guard||Fort Wayne, Ind. (Northrop)||Always 100 Wright White|
Northrop HS: Garnered second-team all-Summit Athletic Conference (SAC) honors as a senior … received Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) academic all-state Honorable Mention … earned Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) academic all-state Honorable Mention … produced averages of 10.0 points, 2.8 steals, 2.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds as a senior … put together averages of 7.5 points and 3.9 rebounds as a junior … averaged 6.4 points as a sophomore … turned in scoring average of 6.8 points for career … scored 576 career points … scored career-high 25 points vs. Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger as a sophomore … put together double-digit scoring in 14 games as a senior … totaled 26 career double-digit scoring efforts … collected career-high five steals in three games as a senior … graduated in top 10% of class … won Delta Scholarship … won Human Agricultural Cooperative Scholarship.
Major: Elementary Education
Why I Chose AU: I picked AU, because I loved the culture. The coaching staff was amazing and welcoming. The girls are amazing people to be around. It felt like home and it’s not too far away from home!!
Coach Gin’s Comments: Amanda brings a tough competitive attitude to the squad. She is tremendous at getting to the rack and finishing or creating for others.
|Mackinzie Toliver||5’5″||Guard||Bluffton, Ind. (Norwell)|
Norwell HS: Garnered first-team all-Northeast Eight Conference (NE8) honors as a senior … earned second-team all-NE8 recognition as a junior … team locked up Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 3A regional title during junior season … team captured NE8 title outright during junior season … team claimed share of NE8 crown during senior season … team secured IHSAA 3A sectional titles during sophomore and junior seasons … team went 19-4 during freshman season … team finished 22-5 during sophomore season … team went 23-6 during junior season … team finished 19-5 during senior season … team compiled four-year record of 83-20 … competed in tennis for four years … received Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association (IHSTCA) all-state Honorable Mention as a junior and senior … garnered IHSTCA all-District 2 honors as a junior and senior … team claimed NE8 crowns during freshman, junior and senior seasons … team secured IHSAA sectional titles during freshman and senior seasons … team went 16-2 during freshman season … competed in volleyball for four years … received second-team all-NE8 recognition as a senior … averaged 4.0 digs per set as a junior … scattered 3.7 digs per set as a senior … collected 2.7 digs per set as a sophomore … scattered 948 career digs … averaged 3.5 digs per set in career … recorded 46 service aces for average of 0.5 service aces per set as a senior.
Major: Business Marketing
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because I really loved the atmosphere and the people I got to meet were very nice and welcoming. I also chose AU because it has a great Business program and that is what I want to major in.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Mackinzie brings a quiet focus and determination to the squad. She is an incredibly hard worker and will do whatever the team needs to get a win.
|Olivia Webb||5’5″||Guard||Brownsburg, Ind. (Cardinal Ritter)||Indy Magic|
Cardinal Ritter HS: Selected as East vs. West All-Star as a junior … received Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) first-team academic all-state recognition … team secured Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) 3A sectional title during sophomore season … provided averages of 9.6 points and 2.4 assists as a senior … averaged 4.0 points as a junior … scored career-high 18 points vs. Indianapolis Lutheran as a senior … contributed double-digit scoring in nine games as a senior … provided double-digit scoring in 12 games during career … hit 11-of-12 (91.7 percent) attempts from free-throw line vs. Indianapolis Arsenal Tech as a senior … competed in volleyball for four years … received Indiana High School Volleyball Coaches Association (IHSVCA) academic all-state recognition … team earned IHSAA 3A sectional titles during junior and senior seasons … averaged 1.9 digs per set during senior season … vice president of National Honor Society.
Why I Chose AU: I chose AU because from my first step on the campus, it felt like home. Not only do I get to play the sport I love, but I also get to grow in my faith as well. AU was a no-brainer choice for me when it came down to deciding. I love all the people at AU and I can’t wait to start in the fall.
Coach Gin’s Comments: Olivia brings a tremendous amount of heart and hustle to the group. She also has the ability to score at all three levels.
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1925 ENTERING THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING TRAILING THE INDIANS, 15-4, THE A’S CROSS THE PLATE 13 TIMES IN THE FRAME. PHILADELPHIA WILL HOLD ON TO THE LEAD IN THE TOP OF THE NINTH TO DEFEAT CLEVELAND IN AN INCREDIBLE 17-15 COME-FROM-BEHIND VICTORY AT SHIBE PARK.
1938 IN THE FIRST NIGHT GAME PLAYED IN NEW YORK CITY, JOHNNY VANDER MEER PITCHES HIS SECOND CONSECUTIVE NO-HITTER, BEATING THE DODGERS AT BROOKLYN’S EBBETS FIELD, 6-0. FOUR DAYS AGO, THE REDS’ SOUTHPAW HELD THE BRAVES HITLESS IN A 3-0 VICTORY AT CROSLEY FIELD.
1940 IN THE GIANTS’ 12-1 ROUT OF THE PIRATES AT THE POLO GROUNDS, HARRY DANNING HITS FOR THE CYCLE, BECOMING THE LAST PLAYER TO HAVE AN INSIDE-THE-PARK AS PART OF THIS RARE FEAT. THE GIANT CATCHER CIRCLES THE BASES WHEN THE 460-FOOT FLY BALL GETS STUCK BEHIND THE EDDIE GRANT MEMORIAL, AND PITTSBURGH CENTER FIELDER VINCE DIMAGGIO CANNOT FREE IT IN TIME.
1948 THE TIGERS PLAY THEIR FIRST HOME GAME UNDER THE LIGHTS, DEFEATING THE PHILADELPHIA A’S, 4-1. DETROIT PLAYED A NIGHT GAME AT BENNETT PARK ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1896, BUT THE RESULTS OF GEORGE VANDERBECK’S WESTERN LEAGUE TEAM EXHIBITION AGAINST THE REDS NEVER MADE IT INTO THE BOOKS AS AN OFFICIAL GAME.
1949 SHORTLY AFTER 1 A.M., RUTH ANN STEINHAGEN SHOOTS EDDIE WAITKUS IN THE CHEST WITH A RIFLE AT CHICAGO’S EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL AFTER LURING HIM TO HER ROOM WITH AN URGENT NOTE DELIVERED BY THE BELLHOP. THE OBSESSED FAN, WHO HAD BECOME INFATUATED WITH THE FIRST BASEMAN WHEN HE PLAYED IN CHICAGO, APPARENTLY BECAME AGITATED BECAUSE THE CUBS TRADED THE ALL-STAR INFIELDER TO THE PHILLIES.
1951 THE CUBS TRADE ANDY PFAKO ALONG WITH JOHNNY SCHMITZ, WAYNE TERWILLIGER, AND RUBE WALKER TO THE DODGERS FOR BRUCE EDWARDS, JOE HATTEN, EDDIE MIKSIS, AND GENE HERMANSKI. THE DEAL, WHICH PREVENTS THE COVETED ‘HANDY ANDY’ FROM GOING TO THE RIVAL GIANTS, IS THE FIRST OF MANY TO BE MADE BY BUZZY BAVASI, BROOKLYN’S NEW GENERAL MANAGER.
1952 THE CARDINALS, TRAILING 11-0 AFTER THREE INNINGS AGAINST SAL MAGLIE, OVERCOME THE DOUBLE-DIGIT DEFICIT TO DEFEAT THE GIANTS AT THE POLO GROUNDS, 14-12. THE REDBIRDS SCORE SEVEN RUNS IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH AND ANOTHER SEVEN IN THE LAST THREE FRAMES OF THE GAME TO ACCOMPLISH THE BIGGEST RALLY IN NATIONAL LEAGUE HISTORY.
1955 AFTER STRIKING OUT AGAINST THE AMARILLO GOLD SOX, 22-YEAR-OLD ALBUQUERQUE DUKES OUTFIELDER LARRY SEGOVIA KICKS A WATER FOUNTAIN IN THE DUGOUT, BREAKING A PIPE THAT CREATES A 50-FOOT HIGH CASCADE OF WATER THAT SOAKS HIS TEAMMATES AND NEARBY FANS. THE GROUNDS CREW SHUTS OFF THE WATER, REPAIRS THE DAMAGES, AND REMOVES THE PUDDLES FROM THE PLAYING FIELD, DELAYING THE WEST TEXAS-NEW MEXICO LEAGUE CONTEST.
1957 RED SCHOENDIENST, WHO WAS UNEXPECTEDLY TRADED TO THE GIANTS LAST SEASON BY CARDINALS GM FRANK LANE, IS DEALT A YEAR AND A DAY LATER BY NEW YORK TO MILWAUKEE FOR RAY CRONE, DANNY O’CONNELL, AND BOBBY THOMSON. THE NINE-TIME ALL-STAR, WHO HIT .301 DURING HIS TWO PARTIAL SEASONS IN THE BIG APPLE, WILL PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE BRAVES’ WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LEADING THE LEAGUE WITH 200 HITS AND FINISHING THIRD IN THE NL MVP BALLOTING.
1958 IN A MOVE THAT IS PERCEIVED TO BE A PRELUDE TO A SECOND DEAL WITH THE YANKEES, THE A’S TRADE WOODIE HELD AND VIC POWER TO THE INDIANS FOR SOUTHPAW DICK TOMANEK, UTILITY PLAYER PRESTON WARD, AND RIGHT FIELDER ROGER MARIS. ALREADY UNDER PRESSURE FOR ALLOWING KANSAS CITY TO BECOME A FARM CLUB FOR THE BRONX BOMBERS, OWNER ARNOLD JOHNSON IS WARNED BY AMERICAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT WILL HARRIDGE NOT TO SEND THE OUTFIELD SLUGGER TO NEW YORK FOR AT LEAST 18 MONTHS.
1958 IDENTICAL TWINS ARE SPLIT UP BY THE PIRATES WHEN EDDIE O’BRIEN STAYS WITH PITTSBURGH, BUT HIS BROTHER JOHNNY, ALONG WITH THIRD BASEMAN GENE FREESE, ARE TRADED TO THE CARDINALS FOR INFIELDER DICK SCHOFIELD. EDDIE, WHO APPEARED IN APRIL FOR THE BUCS AS A DEFENSIVE REPLACEMENT, WILL FINISH HIS TENURE WITH THE TEAM THAT SIGNED HIM AS A BONUS BABY IN 1953 WITHOUT PLAYING ANOTHER GAME THIS SEASON.
1963 AT CANDLESTICK PARK, JUAN MARICHAL NO-HITS HOUSTON, 1-0, TO BECOME THE FIRST GIANTS HURLER SINCE CARL HUBBELL ACCOMPLISHED THE FEAT IN 1929 AND THE FIRST SINCE THE FRANCHISE MOVED TO SAN FRANCISCO TO THROW A NO-NO. THE 25-YEAR-OLD DOMINICAN NATIVE OUTDUELS COLT .45’S RIGHT-HANDER DICK DROTT, WHO TOSSES A COMPLETE-GAME THREE-HITTER, YIELDING THE GAME’S ONLY RUN IN THE EIGHTH INNING, GIVING UP DOUBLES TO CHUCK HILLER AND JIMMY DAVENPORT. (ED. NOTE: OUR THANKS TO RICHARD J. DRAKE, WHO ATTENDED THE GAME AS A NINE-YEAR-OLD WITH HIS GRANDFATHER, FOR REMINDING US ABOUT THIS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – LP).
1964 IN A SIX-PLAYER TRANSACTION, CHICAGO DEALS UNKNOWN OUTFIELDER LOU BROCK, WHO WILL BECOME A FIXTURE WITH THE REDBIRDS FOR THE NEXT FIFTEEN YEARS, AMASSING 3,023 CAREER HITS, TO ST. LOUIS FOR RIGHT-HANDER ERNIE BROGLIO. THE TRADE, BELIEVED TO BE A STEAL FOR THE CUBS, WILL BECOME INFAMOUS WHEN THE FORMER 20-GAME WINNER PITCHES POORLY FOR HIS NEW TEAM, POSTING A 7-19 RECORD DURING HIS BRIEF TWO AND HALF SEASONS WITH THE TEAM, AND THE 24-YEAR-OLD THEY GAVE UP ENJOYS A HALL OF FAME CAREER.
1965 AT TIGER STADIUM, DENNY MCLAIN ENTERS THE GAME IN THE FIRST INNING IN RELIEF AND STRIKES OUT THE FIRST SEVEN BATTERS HE FACES TO SET A MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD. THE DETROIT RIGHT-HANDER WILL WHIFF 14 BATTERS DURING HIS 6.2 INNINGS AS A RELIEVER IN THE TEAM’S 6-5 VICTORY OVER BOSTON.
1967 JIMMY WYNN BECOMES THE FIRST ASTRO TO HIT THREE HOMERS IN ONE GAME, BECOMING THE FIRST OF ONLY TWO HOUSTON PLAYERS TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE FEAT IN THE 34-YEAR HISTORY OF THE ASTRODOME. IN 1994, FUTURE HALL OF FAME FIRST BASEMAN JEFF BAGWELL MATCHES THE TOY CANNON’S LONG-BALL PERFORMANCE.
1968 THE PHILLIES FIRE MANAGER GENE MAUCH AND REPLACE HIM WITH BOB SKINNER, SKIPPER OF THE TEAM’S FARM CLUB IN SAN DIEGO. ‘THE LITTLE GENERAL,’ BEST REMEMBERED FOR BEING AT THE HELM DURING THE CLUB’S INFAMOUS COLLAPSE IN 1964, COMPILED A 646-684 (.486) RECORD DURING HIS 8+YEAR TENURE WITH PHILADELPHIA.
1969 THE METS ACQUIRE DONN CLENDENON FROM THE EXPOS FOR RIGHT-HANDER STEVE RENKO, INFIELDER KEVIN COLLINS, AND TWO MINOR LEAGUE PROSPECTS. THE 33-YEAR-OLD FIRST BASEMAN, WHO WILL BE NAMED THE MVP OF THIS SEASON’S FALL CLASSIC, PLAYS A PIVOTAL ROLE IN THE TEAM’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, BOTH ON THE FIELD AND IN THE CLUBHOUSE.
1969 EN ROUTE TO SETTING THE NATIONAL LEAGUE RECORD OF PLAYING IN 1,117 CONSECUTIVE GAMES, BILLY WILLIAMS HOBBLES TO THE PLATE AS A PINCH-HITTER AT CROSLEY FIELDAFTER FOULING A PITCH OFF HIS FOOT IN YESTERDAY’S CONTEST. THE APPEARANCE MARKS THE FIRST TIME “SWEET SWINGIN’ BILLY” HAS NOT BEEN IN THE STARTING LINEUP DURING THE 878 GAMES OF THE STREAK.
1976 IN A TEN-PLAYER TRADE BETWEEN THE ORIOLES AND YANKEES, BOTH TEAMS EXCHANGE FOUR PITCHERS AND A CATCHER. BALTIMORE SENDS MOUNDSMEN KEN HOLTZMAN, DOYLE ALEXANDER, JIMMY FREEMAN, AND GRANT JACKSON ALONG WITH BACKSTOP ELROD HENDRICKS TO NEW YORK FOR HURLERS TIPPY MARTINEZ, RUDY MAY, SCOTT MCGREGOR, AND DAVE PAGAN, AND CATCHER RICK DEMPSEY.
1976 MASSIVE FLOODING IN THE HOUSTON METROPOLITAN AREA PREVENTS THE UMPIRING CREW FROM REACHING THE ASTRODOME AND CAUSES THE FIRST ‘RAINOUT’ IN THE ENCLOSED BALLPARK’S HISTORY. THE PIRATES AND ASTROS PLAYERS, WHO HAD ARRIVED EARLY FOR PRACTICE, SHARE THEIR CLUBHOUSE MEAL ON THE FIELD WITH THE FEW DIE-HARD FANS WHO BRAVED THE ELEMENTS, HOPING TO SEE A GAME.
1977 THE METS DEAL TOM SEAVER, KNOWN AS THE FRANCHISE, TO THE REDS FOR PITCHER PAT ZACHARY, SECOND BASEMAN DOUG FLYNN, AND MINOR LEAGUERS STEVE HENDERSON AND DAN NORMAN. NEW YORK ALSO TRADES DAVE KINGMAN TO THE ANGELS FOR BOBBY VALENTINE AND A MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER.
1982 RED SOX RELIEVER JEFF REARDON, PITCHING ONE SCORELESS INNING TO PROTECT A 1-0 LEAD, BREAKS ROLLIE FINGERS’ CAREER SAVE MARK OF 341. THE DALTON, MASSACHUSETTS NATIVE, WHO WILL FINISH HIS 16-YEAR MAJOR LEAGUE TENURE WITH 367 SAVES, WILL BE SURPASSED AS THE ALL-TIME LEADER NEXT SEASON BY LEE SMITH.
1983 THE CARDINALS TRADE FORMER MVP KEITH HERNANDEZ TO THE METS FOR A PAIR OF RIGHT-HANDED HURLERS, NEIL ALLEN AND RICK OWNBEY. THE RIGHTIES WILL COMPILE A 21-22 RECORD FOR THE REDBIRDS, AND THE GOLD GLOVE FIRST BASEMAN WILL SPEND SEVEN SEASONS IN NEW YORK, BATTING .297, PLAYING AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE IN THE CLUB’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1986.
1992 THE NY-PENN MINOR LEAGUE ERIE SAILORS BEAT THE JAMESTOWN EXPOS IN 13 INNINGS AT COLLEGE STADIUM, 6-5, MARKING THE FIRST-EVER GAME PLAYED BY A TEAM REPRESENTING THE NATIONAL LEAGUE’S NEW EXPANSION TEAM, THE FLORIDA MARLINS. JOHN LYNCH, WHO WILL LEAVE BASEBALL TO BECOME A SAFETY FOR THE NFL TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AND DENVER BRONCOS, THROWS THE FIRST PITCH OF THE FRANCHISE.
1993 AT THE KINGDOME, KEN GRIFFEY, JR. HITS HIS 100TH CAREER HOME RUN, LEADING OFF THE EIGHTH INNING AGAINST BILLY BREWER IN THE MARINERS’ 6-1 VICTORY OVER THE ROYALS, BECOMING THE SIXTH-YOUNGEST PLAYER TO REACH THE MILESTONE. THE 23-YEAR-OLD FUTURE HALL OF FAME OUTFIELDER WAS ONLY OLDER THAN MEL OTT, TONY CONIGLIARO, EDDIE MATTHEWS, JOHNNY BENCH, AND HANK AARON WHEN HE HIT THE CENTURY MARK.
1996 WITH RUNNERS ON FIRST AND SECOND, IN THE FIRST INNING OF THEIR 6-2 VICTORY OVER THE BRAVES, THE DODGERS TURN THEIR FIRST TRIPLE PLAY IN FORTY-SEVEN YEARS. AFTER MAKING A RUNNING BACK-TO-THE-PLATE GRAB OF CHIPPER JONES’S POPUP TO SHORT LEFT, JUAN CASTRO THROWS TO SECOND BASEMAN DELINO DESHIELDS TO DOUBLE UP MARQUIS GRISSOM, WITH THE BALL RELAYED TO FIRST BASEMAN ERIC KAROS TO GET MARK LEMKE.
1999 BREWERS’ PITCHER JIM ABBOTT, BORN WITHOUT A RIGHT HAND, GETS THE FIRST HIT IN HIS 11-YEAR CAREER WHEN HE CONNECTS IN THE FOURTH INNING FOR A RBI-SINGLE OFF JON LIEBER IN THE TEAM’S 11-4 VICTORY OVER THE CUBS AT COUNTY STADIUM. THE SOUTHPAW DIDN’T BAT PLAYING FOR THE ANGELS AND THE YANKEES DUE TO THE DESIGNATED HITTER RULE IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE.
1999 BALTIMORE’S FIRST BASEMAN WILL CLARK GETS HIS 2,000TH CAREER HIT, A 10TH-INNING SINGLE IN THE TEAM’S 6-5 WALK-OFF VICTORY OVER THE ROYALS AT CAMDEN YARDS. THE 35-YEAR-OLD ‘THRILL’ WILL END HIS 15-YEAR BIG LEAGUE CAREER NEXT SEASON WITH A .303 BATTING AVERAGE, COLLECTING 2,176 HITS WITH THE GIANTS, RANGERS, ORIOLES, AND CARDINALS.
2003 BLUE JAY ROOKIE REED JOHNSON BECOMES THE FOURTH MAJOR LEAGUER TO END A GAME WITH A WALK-OFF HOMER AFTER HITTING A ROUND-TRIPPER TO START THE CONTEST FOR HIS TEAM. THE 26-YEAR-OLD RIGHT-FIELDER DRILLED SHAWN ESTES’ 3-2 PITCH OVER THE LEFT-CENTERFIELD FENCE LEADING OFF IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST FRAME AND THEN ENDED THE 4-4 STALEMATE WITH A TENTH-INNING SOLO SHOT OFF CUBS’ RELIEVER MARK GUTHRIE.
2005 JOINING MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, GOVERNOR GEORGE PATAKI, AND TEAM OFFICIALS, GEORGE STEINBRENNER ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR A NEW BALLPARK IN THE BRONX. THE YANKEE-FINANCED $800-MILLION FACILITY, TO BE BUILT NORTH OF THE CURRENT STADIUM IN MACOMBS DAM PARK, WILL SEAT AT LEAST 51,800 AND MIRROR ‘THE HOUSE THAT RUTH BUILT,’ INCLUDING LIMESTONE WALLS AND THE FAMILIAR COPPER FRIEZE.
2009 MATT DERMODY, A NORWALK (IA) HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, STRIKES OUT EVERY SOUTH TAMA HIGH BATTER WHO STEPS TO THE PLATE IN A GAME SHORTENED TO SIX INNINGS DUE TO THE STATE’S MERCY RULE, INVOKED WHEN A TEAM LEADS BY TEN OR MORE RUNS AFTER FIVE FRAMES. THE 6-FOOT-5 RECENTLY DRAFTED SOUTHPAW (PIRATES’ 26TH ROUND) WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, PLAYING FOR THE HAWKEYES, BEFORE SIGNING WITH THE BLUE JAYS IN 2013.
2016 “I’M NOT TRYING TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM ICHIRO, HE’S HAD A HALL OF FAME CAREER, BUT THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW, THEY’LL BE COUNTING HIS HIGH-SCHOOL HITS.” – PETE ROSE, AS QUOTED IN USA TODAY. ICHIRO SUZUKI’S NINTH-INNING DOUBLE IN THE MARLINS’ 6-3 LOSS TO THE PADRES AT PETCO PARK RAISES HIS PROFESSIONAL HIT TOTAL TO 4,257, SURPASSING PETE ROSE’S ALL-TIME MAJOR LEAGUE MARK. THE 42-YEAR-OLD OUTFIELDER’S TOTAL INCLUDES THE 1,278 HITS HE COLLECTED FOR ORIX IN JAPAN’S PACIFIC LEAGUE.
TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 15
1887 NY GIANTS BEAT PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 29-1
1888 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S TENNIS, PHILADELPHIA CRICKET CLUB: BERTHA TOWNSEND BEATS DEFENDING CHAMPION ELLEN HANSELL 6-3, 6-5
1889 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S TENNIS, PHILADELPHIA CRICKET CLUB: DEFENDING CHAMPION BERTHA TOWNSEND BEATS LIDA VOORHEES 7-5, 6-2
1894 PHILLIES BEAT CINCINNATI REDS, 21-8
1902 MINOR LEAGUE’S MOST LOPSIDED BASEBALL GAME: CORSICANA 51; TEXARKANA 3 JUSTIN CLARK OF CORSICANA, TEXAS MINORS HITS 8 HOME RUNS IN 1 GAME
1909 REPRESENTATIVES FROM ENGLAND, AUSTRALIA AND SOUTH AFRICA MEET AT LORD’S AND FORM THE IMPERIAL CRICKET CONFERENCE.
1912 US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WOMEN’S TENNIS, PHILADELPHIA CC: MARY BROWNE BEATS ELEONORA SEARS 6-4, 6-2 FOR HER FIRST OF 3 STRAIGHT US SINGLES TITLES
1920 DE ZWEEF SOCCER TEAM FORMS IN NIJVERDAL
1923 BRITISH OPEN MEN’S GOLF, ROYAL TROON GC: ENGLISHMAN ARTHUR HAVERS HOLES A BUNKER SHOT ON 72ND HOLE TO WIN HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE, 1 STROKE AHEAD OF DEFENDING CHAMPION WALTER HAGEN
1928 PHILADELPHIA ATHLETICS BASEBALL STAR TY COBB, STEALS HOME FOR A RECORD 54TH TIME
1947 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, ST. LOUIS CC: LEW WORSHAM DEFEATS SAM SNEAD BY 1 STROKE IN AN 18-HOLE PLAYOFF FOR HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE
1953 BROWNS END YANKEES WIN STREAK AT 18 & BROWNS 14-GAME LOSING STREAK
1953 NY YANKEES FIRST BASEMAN JOHNNY MIZE IS 93RD MLB PLAYER TO GET 2,000 HITS
1955 THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE VOTES TO AWARD ROME THE RIGHTS TO HOST THE 1960 SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES
1957 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, INVERNESS CLUB: DICK MAYER DEFEATS DEFENDING CHAMPION CARY MIDDLECOFF BY 7 STROKES IN AN 18-HOLE PLAYOFF TO WIN HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE
1962 PHILLIES SCORE 10 RUNS IN AN INNING AGAINST REDS EN ROUTE TO 13-8 WIN
1963 AMERICAN LEONARD “BUDDY” EDELEN RUNS WORLD RECORD MARATHON (2:14:28) AT POLYTECHNIC MARATHON (FROM WINDSOR TO CHISWICK, ENGLAND)
1963 SF GIANTS FUTURE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME PITCHER JUAN MARICHAL NO-HITS HOUSTON COLT .45S, 1-0
1965 DETROIT PITCHER DENNY MCLAIN IN RELIEF STRIKES OUT FIRST 7 BATTERS FACED & RECORD 14 IN 6 2/3 INNINGS IN TIGERS 6-5 WIN OVER BOSTON RED SOX; BILL FREEHAN TIES CATCHER RECORD OF 19 PUTOUTS
1968 15TH CURTIS CUP: US WINS 10½-7½ AT ROYAL COUNTY DOWN GOLF CLUB (NEWCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND)
1969 US OPEN GOLF, CHAMPIONS GC: ORVILLE MOODY WINS ONLY MAJOR TITLE BY 1 STROKE FROM AL GEIBERGER, BOB ROSBERG & DEAN BEMAN
1969 METS HELP THEIR POWER NEEDS BY ADDING 1ST BASEMAN DONN CLENDENON
1976 IN A BLOCKBUSTER MLB TRADE, NY YANKEES SEND MAY, MARTINEZ, PAGAN, MACGREGOR & DEMSEY TO BALTIMORE ORIOLES FOR HOLTZMAN, ALEXANDER, GRANT JACKSON, ELROD HENRICK & JIM FREEMAN
1976 RAIN OUT! ASTRODOME CANCELS GAME HEAVY RAINS MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR VISITING TEAM AND UMPIRES TO GET THROUGH FLOODED STREETS TO THE STADIUM
1987 MICHAEL SPINKS TKOS GERRY COONEY IN 5 FOR HEAVYWEIGHT BOXING TITLE
1989 BALTIMORE ORIOLES PULL THEIR 9TH TRIPLE PLAY (VS YANKEES)
1992 JEFF REARDON BREAKS ROLLIE FINGERS’ SAVE RECORD WITH #342
1994 NEW YORK GIANTS CUT SUPER BOWL XXI MVP QUARTERBACK PHIL SIMMS AFTER 15 YEARS SERVICE WITH THE NFL CLUB
2003 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, OLYMPIA FIELDS CC: AMERICAN JIM FURYK WINS HIS ONLY MAJOR TITLE BY 3 FROM STEPHEN LEANEY OF AUSTRALIA
2004 NBA FINALS: DETROIT PISTONS BEAT LOS ANGELES LAKERS, 100-87 IN GAME 5 TO COMPLETE ONE OF THE GREATEST UPSETS IN NBA HISTORY; MVP: CHAUNCEY BILLUPS
2011 STANLEY CUP FINAL, ROGERS ARENA, VANCOUVER, BC: BOSTON BRUINS DEFEAT VANCOUVER CANUCKS, 4-0 FOR 4-3 SERIES WIN; BRUINS END 39-YEAR STANLEY CUP DROUGHT
2014 US OPEN MEN’S GOLF, PINEHURST RESORT: MARTIN KAYMER OF GERMANY LEADS WIRE-TO-WIRE TO WIN HIS SECOND MAJOR TITLE, 8 STROKES AHEAD OF RUNNERS-UP ERIK COMPTON AND RICKIE FOWLER
2014 NBA FINALS: SAN ANTONIO SPURS BEAT MIAMI HEAT, 104-87 IN GAME 5 FOR 5TH NBA CHAMPIONSHIP IN FRANCHISE HISTORY; MVP: KAWHI LEONARD
2015 STANLEY CUP FINAL, UNITED CENTER, CHICAGO, IL: CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS DEFEAT TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING, 2-0 FOR A 4-2 SERIES VICTORY; BLACKHAWKS’ 6TH CHAMPIONSHIP
2018 WORLD CUP: PORTUGAL 3. SPAIN 3 – CRISTIANO RENALDO SCORES HAT-TRICK – 4TH PLAYER TO SCORE IN 4 DIFFERENT WC’S – 1ST TO SCORE IN 8 CONSECUTIVE MAJOR TOURNAMENTS
2019 IN A BLOCKBUSTER NBA TRADE, THE NEW ORLEANS PELICANS SEND FORWARD ANTHONY DAVIS TO THE LA LAKERS FOR BRANDON INGRAM, LONZO BALL, JOSH HART & 3 FUTURE 1ST ROUND DRAFT PICKS INCLUDING 2019 #4
|NY YANKEES||45||16||.738||–||27 – 7||18 – 9||20 – 10||17 – 5||5 – 1||9 – 1||W 5|
|TORONTO||36||25||.590||9||19 – 11||17 – 14||10 – 11||9 – 7||14 – 5||6 – 4||L 1|
|TAMPA BAY||35||26||.574||10||21 – 13||14 – 13||10 – 7||6 – 9||12 – 9||5 – 5||L 1|
|BOSTON||33||29||.532||12.5||14 – 14||19 – 15||7 – 14||6 – 7||18 – 6||8 – 2||W 2|
|BALTIMORE||27||36||.429||19||15 – 15||12 – 21||12 – 17||7 – 10||4 – 6||5 – 5||W 1|
|MINNESOTA||36||28||.563||–||20 – 14||16 – 14||11 – 9||17 – 10||8 – 7||5 – 5||L 1|
|CLEVELAND||30||27||.526||2.5||16 – 10||14 – 17||5 – 5||12 – 8||9 – 8||7 – 3||W 2|
|CHI WHITE SOX||29||31||.483||5||13 – 17||16 – 14||11 – 11||9 – 12||5 – 5||6 – 4||W 2|
|DETROIT||24||37||.393||10.5||16 – 19||8 – 18||7 – 11||11 – 13||1 – 8||3 – 7||L 3|
|KANSAS CITY||20||41||.328||14.5||12 – 21||8 – 20||4 – 9||11 – 17||2 – 7||3 – 7||L 4|
|HOUSTON||38||24||.613||–||16 – 10||22 – 14||3 – 6||11 – 2||20 – 12||4 – 6||W 1|
|TEXAS||29||32||.475||8.5||14 – 17||15 – 15||5 – 8||5 – 4||15 – 17||5 – 5||L 1|
|LA ANGELS||29||34||.460||9.5||17 – 18||12 – 16||6 – 14||6 – 2||12 – 11||2 – 8||L 2|
|SEATTLE||28||34||.452||10||14 – 13||14 – 21||6 – 14||7 – 5||11 – 10||5 – 5||W 1|
|OAKLAND||21||42||.333||17.5||7 – 23||14 – 19||7 – 11||6 – 12||6 – 14||1 – 9||L 2|
|NY METS||41||22||.651||–||20 – 8||21 – 14||19 – 7||6 – 2||13 – 10||6 – 4||W 2|
|ATLANTA||36||27||.571||5||20 – 14||16 – 13||12 – 10||11 – 6||9 – 8||10 – 0||W 13|
|PHILADELPHIA||31||31||.500||9.5||18 – 17||13 – 14||7 – 15||4 – 2||13 – 10||8 – 2||L 1|
|MIAMI||28||32||.467||11.5||15 – 14||13 – 18||16 – 8||2 – 4||6 – 14||7 – 3||W 1|
|WASHINGTON||23||41||.359||18.5||11 – 21||12 – 20||5 – 19||7 – 7||9 – 11||4 – 6||L 3|
|ST. LOUIS||37||27||.578||–||21 – 12||16 – 15||4 – 6||19 – 9||9 – 5||6 – 4||W 3|
|MILWAUKEE||34||29||.540||2.5||15 – 12||19 – 17||10 – 12||19 – 11||3 – 5||1 – 9||L 1|
|PITTSBURGH||24||37||.393||11.5||13 – 17||11 – 20||3 – 5||9 – 22||11 – 7||1 – 9||L 9|
|CHI CUBS||23||38||.377||12.5||11 – 22||12 – 16||1 – 2||13 – 15||7 – 12||1 – 9||L 8|
|CINCINNATI||23||39||.371||13||12 – 17||11 – 22||3 – 5||10 – 13||6 – 16||5 – 5||W 3|
|LA DODGERS||38||23||.623||–||18 – 10||20 – 13||9 – 8||8 – 5||14 – 8||4 – 6||W 1|
|SAN DIEGO||39||24||.619||–||17 – 13||22 – 11||11 – 6||17 – 10||10 – 7||7 – 3||W 2|
|SAN FRANCISCO||35||26||.574||3||19 – 13||16 – 13||13 – 10||5 – 6||11 – 9||7 – 3||W 5|
|ARIZONA||29||35||.453||10.5||14 – 18||15 – 17||12 – 10||9 – 11||5 – 13||3 – 7||L 2|
|COLORADO||27||35||.435||11.5||16 – 17||11 – 18||8 – 16||6 – 4||8 – 11||4 – 6||L 1|
X – CLINCHED DIVISION, Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT