INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL SEMI-STATE

NORTH

  1. LAPORTE (SCHREIBER FIELD)
    CLASS 1A | LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (25-6) VS. SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (21-9) | 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT
    CLASS 4A | ZIONSVILLE (22-12) VS. PENN (24-6) | TO FOLLOW
  2. KOKOMO (MUNICIPAL STADIUM)
    CLASS 2A | WAPAHANI (24-4) VS. ILLIANA CHRISTIAN (20-7) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
    CLASS 3A | NEW CASTLE (18-5-1) VS. ANDREAN (29-4) | TO FOLLOW

SOUTH

  1. MOORESVILLE (PIONEER FIELD)
    CLASS 2A | LINTON-STOCKTON (15-9-1) VS. CENTERVILLE (20-5) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
    CLASS 4A | COLUMBUS EAST (15-16-1) VS. INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (17-10-2) | TO FOLLOW
  2. JASPER (RUXER FIELD)
    CLASS 1A | TECUMSEH (18-12) VS. SHAKAMAK (16-13) | 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT
    CLASS 3A | SILVER CREEK (29-6) VS. BREBEUF JESUIT (25-4) | TO FOLLOW

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL STATE FINALS

FRIDAY, JUNE 10
CLASS 1A | TECUMSEH (28-5) VS. SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (23-6) | 5:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM CT
CLASS 3A | TRI-WEST HENDRICKS (29-2) VS. SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (27-3) | 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT  

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
CLASS 2A | NORTH POSEY (24-1) VS. EASTSIDE (28-1) | 4:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM CT
CLASS 4A | RONCALLI (32-0) VS. HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (28-1) | 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT

INDIANA BOYS GOLF REGIONAL SITES

1. LAKE CENTRAL | SANDY PINES GC | THURS, 8 AM CT 
FEEDER SECTIONALS: (SECTIONALS 1-6)

2. PLYMOUTH | SWAN LAKE GC | THURS, 8 AM ET 
FEEDER SECTIONALS: (SECTIONALS 7-12)

3. MUNCIE CENTRAL | THE PLAYERS CLUB | THURS, 8 AM ET 
FEEDER SECTIONALS: (SECTIONALS 13-18)

4. WASHINGTON | COUNTRY OAKS GC | THURS, 8:30 AM ET 
FEEDER SECTIONALS: (SECTIONALS 19-24)

5. PROVIDENCE | CHAMPIONS POINTE GC | THURS, 8 AM ET 
FEEDER SECTIONALS: (SECTIONALS 25-30)

NBA FINALS

• GAME 1: CELTICS 120, WARRIORS 108

• GAME 2: WARRIORS 107, CELTICS 88

• GAME 3: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC

• GAME 4: FRIDAY, JUNE 10: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC

• GAME 5: MONDAY, JUNE 13: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 9 ET, ABC

• GAME 6: THURSDAY, JUNE 16: GOLDEN STATE VS. BOSTON, 9 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)

• GAME 7: SUNDAY, JUNE 19: BOSTON VS. GOLDEN STATE, 8 ET, ABC (IF NECESSARY)

* SERIES TIED AT 1-1

WNBA SCORES

NEW YORK 88 MINNESOTA 69

SEATTLE 72 ATLANTA 60

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAYOFFS

NEW YORK RANGERS V. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (SERIES EVEN 2-2)

GAME 1 – RANGERS 6, LIGHTNING 2

GAME 2 – RANGERS 3, LIGHTNING 2

GAME 3 – LIGHTNING 3, RANGERS 2

GAME 4 – LIGHTNING 4 RANGERS 1

GAME 5 – JUNE 9: LIGHTNING AT RANGERS, 8 P.M. ET, (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)

*GAME 6 – JUNE 11: RANGERS AT LIGHTNING, 8 P.M. ET, (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)

*GAME 7 – JUNE 14: LIGHTNING AT RANGERS, 8 P.M. ET, (ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS)

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

CINCINNATI 14 ARIZONA 8

MIAMI 12 WASHINGTON 2

PHILADELPHIA 3 MILWAUKEE 2

SAN DIEGO 7 NY METS 0

COLORADO 5 SAN FRANCISCO 3

BALTIMORE 9 CHICAGO CUBS 3

DETROIT 5 PITTSBURGH 3

TAMPA BAY 4 ST. LOUIS 2 (10)

ATLANTA 3 OAKLAND 2

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 4 LA DODGERS 0

CLEVELAND 6 TEXAS 3

TEXAS 6 CLEVELAND 3

NY YANKEES 10 MINNESOTA 4

TORONTO 7 KANSAS CITY 0

HOUSTON 4 SEATTLE 1

BOSTON 6 LA ANGELS 5 (10)

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

INDIANAPOLIS 9 COLUMBUS 6

CEDAR RAPIDS 7 SOUTH BEND 1

LAKE COUNTY 3. FORT WAYNE 2 (10)

COLLEGE BASEBALL SUPER REGIONALS

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE: SUPER REGIONAL

GAME 1: TENNESSEE VS. NOTRE DAME

GAME 2: TENNESSEE VS. NOTRE DAME

GAME 3: TENNESSEE VS. NOTRE DAME (IF NECESSARY)

STANFORD, CALIFORNIA: SUPER REGIONAL

GAME 1: STANFORD VS. UCONN

GAME 2: STANFORD VS. UCONN

GAME 3: STANFORD VS. UCONN (IF NECESSARY)

CORVALLIS, OREGON: SUPER REGIONAL

GAME 1: OREGON STATE VS. AUBURN

GAME 2: OREGON STATE VS. AUBURN

GAME 3: OREGON STATE VS. AUBURN (IF NECESSARY)

BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA: SUPER REGIONAL

GAME 1: VIRGINIA TECH VS. OKLAHOMA

GAME 2: VIRGINIA TECH VS. OKLAHOMA

GAME 3: VIRGINIA TECH VS. OKLAHOMA (IF NECESSARY)

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: SUPER REGIONAL

GAME 1: TEXAS A&M VS. LOUISVILLE

GAME 2: TEXAS A&M VS. LOUISVILLE

GAME 3: TEXAS A&M VS. LOUISVILLE (IF NECESSARY)

GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: SUPER REGIONAL

GAME 1: EAST CAROLINA VS. TEXAS

GAME 2: EAST CAROLINA VS. TEXAS

GAME 3: EAST CAROLINA VS. TEXAS (IF NECESSARY)

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA: SUPER REGIONAL

GAME 1: NORTH CAROLINA VS. ARKANSAS

GAME 2: NORTH CAROLINA VS. ARKANSAS

GAME 3: NORTH CAROLINA VS. ARKANSAS (IF NECESSARY)

HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI: SUPER REGIONAL

GAME 1: SOUTHERN MISS VS. OLE MISS

GAME 2: SOUTHERN MISS VS. OLE MISS

GAME 3: SOUTHERN MISS VS. OLE MISS (IF NECESSARY)

COLLEGE SOFTBALL WORLD SERIES

GAME 1: TEXAS VS. OKLAHOMA AT 8:30 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8 | ESPN | LIVESTREAM

GAME 2: OKLAHOMA VS. TEXAS AT  7:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY, JUNE 9 | ESPN2 | LIVESTREAM

GAME 3 (IF NECESSARY): 8:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY, JUNE 10 | ESPN

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

TIGER WOODS SAYS HIS LEG NOT READY AND HE WON’T PLAY US OPEN

(AP) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday, saying that his damaged right leg needs more time to get stronger to contend in the majors.

Woods made a surprise return at the Masters, just 14 months after he broke bones in his right leg and ankle in a February 2021 car crash outside Los Angeles. He made the cut at Augusta National, then played the PGA Championship at Southern Hills.

Even though he made another cut, Woods was limping badly on Saturday and withdrew after the third round, the first time he had withdrawn on the weekend at a major.

Woods posted Tuesday on social media, “My body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf.”

He said he hopes to be ready to play in a charity pro-am event in Ireland ahead of the British Open at St. Andrews, where he won two of his three claret jugs.

This will be the sixth time in the last 12 years Woods does not play the U.S. Open, which he has won three times, most recently at Torrey Pines in 2008 when he had a double stress fracture in his left leg and shredded knee ligaments that required reconstructive surgery when the event was over.

He last played in 2020 at Winged Foot and missed the cut.

Before the previous two majors, Woods sent the internet buzzing, with private plane tracking sites indicating he was at Augusta National and Southern Hills a week or so early for a scouting trip, a clear sign he was thinking about playing.

There was no such flight to Boston this time. Woods last competed at The Country Club at Brookline in 1999, when he won his singles match against Andrew Coltart as part of an amazing American rally to win the Ryder Cup.

“We’re disappointed we won’t see him in Boston,” said Mike Whan, the CEO of the USGA. “But personally, I’m happy for him that he’s looking after his health. I’d rather see Tiger long-term than just in the 2022 U.S. Open.”

Woods always had his sights on St. Andrews, even after he played in the Masters. He said after the Masters he wasn’t sure whether he could play in the PGA Championship or the U.S. Open, but he would be at the British Open.

The Old Course is relatively flat, the easiest of the four majors to walk.

DUSTIN JOHNSON QUITS PGA MEMBERSHIP TO PLAY IN SAUDI LEAGUE

ST. ALBANS, England (AP) Two-time major winner Dustin Johnson has resigned his PGA Tour membership to participate in the new golf series backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

The first LIV Golf Invitational, which offers $25 million in prize money, is taking place outside London starting Thursday.

Johnson said Tuesday he “had to think long and hard” about leaving the PGA Tour, seemingly ending his hopes of competing in the Ryder Cup for the United States.

“Ultimately, I decided to come and do this,” Johnson said at Centurion Club. “I’m excited about this. Obviously the Ryder Cup is unbelievable and something that has meant a lot to me. … Hopefully I’ll get a chance to do that again, but I don’t make the rules.”

Johnson, whose last victory was the Saudi International in 2021, is No. 15 in the world, the highest-ranked player in the field. He has held the No. 1 spot in the world longer than any player since Tiger Woods.

“I chose what is best for me and my family,” Johnson said, explaining his decision to join the Saudi venture fronted by Greg Norman.

Speaking alongside Johnson, former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell said he had yet to give up his PGA membership.

“I don’t feel I need to,” he said. “I don’t want to get into a legal situation with the PGA Tour.”

US OPEN TO ACCEPT MICKELSON AND ALL ELIGIBLE PLAYERS

(AP) — Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson are welcome to play the U.S. Open next week under a USGA decision announced Tuesday that puts the open nature of the championship over a player’s decision to play in a Saudi-funded rival league.

Mickelson and Johnson are among a dozen players in the LIV Golf Invitational this week who are exempt for the U.S. Open on June 16-19 at The Country Club outside Boston. Both have said they plan to play the third major of the year.

Among other U.S. Open players who signed up for the new league are Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen and Kevin Na.

“Regarding players who may choose to play in London this week, we simply asked ourselves this question – should a player who had earned his way into the 2022 U.S. Open, via our published field criteria, be pulled out of the field as a result of his decision to play in another event? And we ultimately decided that they should not,” the USGA said.

That the U.S. Open chose not to deny entry was not surprising. The second-oldest championship in golf takes pride in the open nature of its 156-man field. None of the other four majors has criteria in place that forces roughly 50% of the field to go through 36-hole qualifying.

“It’s one of the things that separates our Open from everybody else. And if you don’t believe that, watch what happened yesterday,” Mike Whan, the CEO of the USGA, said in a telephone interview.

He was referring to 36-hole qualifiers for 49 spots that were held in eight American cities and one in Canada. Three others were held previously in Texas, Japan and England.

Criticism of the new league headed by Greg Norman starts with the primary source of funding, the sovereign wealth fund in Saudi Arabia, a country with an abysmal record on human rights, most notably the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

“I realize people have strong points of view and think perhaps there should be some morality clause,” Whan said. “As I said to our team last night, with more than 9,300 entrants for the U.S. Open, if we decide what’s on their sleeve or their bag or what tour they’re playing, what we think is OK and not OK, I’m not sure that circle ever stops.

“We don’t track personal beliefs and who funds them,” he said. “It doesn’t mean we don’t care.”

The USGA said in its statement that who plays next week at Brookline should not suggest the organization supports an alternative tour or the actions and comments of a player.

“Rather, it is simply a response to whether or not the USGA views playing in an alternative event, without the consent of their home tour, an offense that should disqualify them for the US Open.”

Johnson earned a 10-year exemption from his 2016 U.S. Open victory. Mickelson has a five-year exemption from winning the PGA Championship last year. Others, such as Na and Talor Gooch, were among the top 60 in the world.

Johnson and Oosthuizen are among those who have resigned their PGA Tour memberships. Mickelson could face discipline from the tour because it did not authorize releases to play the LIV Golf Invitational. Releases are required under PGA Tour regulations.

If players are suspended by the PGA Tour, it does not affect their standing in the U.S. Open, which is run exclusively by the USGA. Whan said that doesn’t change the relationship it has with the largest tour in the world.

“We value their position as the strongest and most influential tour in the world,” he said. “Look who gets in the U.S. Open. They (PGA Tour players) are the strongest representation and should be. This isn’t about the PGA Tour. We have no illusion how strong they are, and the field criteria reflects that.”

Whether criteria changes for the 2023 U.S. Open and beyond is to be determined. Whan said the U.S. Open exempt criteria is under constant review, and there is no telling what the LIV Golf Invitational series will look like next year or down the road.

“What this thing is now is different than it was four months ago and what it will be eight months from now,” Whan said. “It’s a bit of a moving target. It would be inconsistent of us to decide now what next year’s criteria looks like.”

ASHCRAFT SHUTS DOWN D-BACKS, REDS POWER WAY TO 14-8 WIN

CINCINNATI (AP) Graham Ashcraft pitched six shutout innings to extend his impressive debut run, Joey Votto led an early homer barrage and the Cincinnati Reds beat the slumping Arizona Diamondbacks 14-8 Tuesday night.

Votto hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Brandon Drury and Matt Reynolds added two-run drives within the first three innings for a 9-0 lead. The advantage stayed there until the game was delayed 63 minutes by rain after seven innings.

Tommy Pham contributed a solo homer and Tyler Stephenson a two-run blast in a five-run eighth for the Reds that ended with third baseman Jake Hager coming in to get the final out.

Ashcraft retired his first 10 batters after rotation-mate Hunter Greene retired his final 20 in Monday’s 7-0 victory. Pavin Smith singled off Ashcraft with one out in the fourth but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. Ketel Marte followed with a clean single to end Arizona’s slump.

“I feel great,” Ashcraft said. “There is really not much more I can ask for. I’ve got guys making great plays behind me. I have a lot of support between family and teammates. I’m very happy with the things I’ve been doing and very grateful.”

Ashcraft (3-0) lowered his ERA to 1.14 over his first four major league starts while allowing three hits with four strikeouts.

“I’d like to think you can expect these kind of outings every time,” Ashcraft said. “I’m really just out there, giving it all I’ve got and throwing the dickens out of it.”

Ashcraft logged 11 groundball outs.

“It is really fun watching Graham pitch because he really is enjoying the competition,” manager David Bell said. “He takes it very serious and knows how tough it is but finding a way to enjoy what he’s doing.

“In some ways he gets better each time he goes out. The fastball is sinking and cutting. His slider has improved. He is throwing it a little bit harder, making it tough to bat.”

Reynolds added a two-run single in the eighth to finish with four RBIs in the Reds’ biggest win since a 20-5 romp over the Cubs on May 26 in Cincinnati.

The Diamondbacks have lost four straight games and five of six. They hadn’t scored in 26 innings until Geraldo Perdomo’s first career home run – a grand slam – and Marte’s solo shot in the eighth. Perdomo finished with five RBIs.

The Reds rocked left-hander Tyler Gilbert, recalled from the taxi squad to make the start, with five hits and seven runs, six earned. Gilbert (0-3) walked two, struck out two and hit a batter in 1 2-3 innings.

“Poor command,” manager Torey Lovullo said. “His balls were just outside of the zone, and he wasn’t getting ahead. We got behind the 8-ball and never recovered.”

NO PLAN

The Diamondbacks will add recently signed LHP Dallas Kuechel to their taxi squad on Wednesday, Lovullo said after Tuesday’s game. Keuchel has thrown a couple of bullpen sessions at the team’s Salt River facility. Arizona on Tuesday made official the signing of the 2015 American League Cy Young Award-winner to a minor league contract after he was released by the White Sox.

E-2

Nick Senzel led off Cincinnati’s first by reaching on catcher’s interference for the fifth time this season and 11th time in his career.

DON’T TRY IT

Almora’s assist was Cincinnati’s league-leading 13th outfield assist of the season. The Reds went into the game tied with the Cardinals for the lead. Cleveland went into Tuesday leading the majors with 15.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Diamondbacks: LF David Peralta was back in the starting lineup after leaving Monday’s game with back spasms. … RHP Humberto Castellanos (strained right elbow) remains in the treatment phase. “We’re talking in terms of weeks,” Lovullo said. “I don’t know exactly how long.”

Reds: LHP Nick Lodolo (lower right back) left Tuesday for Goodyear, Arizona, where he’s scheduled to pitch one live batting practice session and one game before returning to Cincinnati for evaluation. … RHP Lucas Sims (lower back) was supposed to throw a bullpen on Tuesday, but discomfort on Monday prompted a delay.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Merrill Kelly (4-3) is 3-1 in five road starts this season.

Reds: LHP Mike Minor (0-1) makes his second start of the season since coming off the injured list (left shoulder strain).

ORIOLES HIT 5 HOME RUNS, CRUISE PAST CUBS 9-3

BALTIMORE (AP) Cedric Mullins and Trey Mancini hit successive homers, sparking a power surge that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Chicago Cubs 9-3 on a rainy Tuesday night.

Jorge Mateo, Austin Hays and Ramon Urias also connected for the Orioles, who beat the Cubs for the first time in seven tries since 2008.

Reliever Bryan Baker (2-3) earned the win after allowing one run and one hit over 1 1/3 innings.

Christopher Morel homered on the game’s first pitch off rookie Kyle Bradish and has reached base safely in 21 consecutive games to begin his career, extending his Cubs’ record. Morel also had an RBI triple in the sixth.

The Orioles answered in the bottom half when Mullins led off with a homer and Mancini connected on the next pitch by Keegan Thompson (6-1).

It was the first time the Orioles and their opponent managed leadoff homers since Aug. 19, 2016, when Houston’s George Springer and Baltimore’s Adam Jones accomplished that feat.

Mateo’s three-run shot off Thompson in the second gave Baltimore a 5-1 lead.

Thompson entered the game having allowed just three home runs over 12 games (45.1 innings) this season.

Baltimore extended the lead to 7-1 in the third on a run-scoring double by Hays and a sacrifice fly by Ryan Mountcastle.

After Willson Contreras cut the margin to 7-2 with another leadoff home run in the fifth, Hays answered in the bottom half with the seventh homer off Alec Mills that traveled 464 feet, the longest homer by an Orioles player this season.

Urias homered in ths sxith.

OLD FRIENDS

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde is facing the Cubs for the first time since leaving their coaching staff to become Orioles manager in December 2018. Hyde is friends with Chicago manager David Ross, among others.

“It’s going to be nice to see some familiar faces, but yeah, definitely a little strange to see the Cubs uniform,” Hyde said.

MOVES

Cubs: RHP Anderson Espinoza was optioned to Double-A Tennessee.

Orioles: Reinstated INF Chris Owings from the bereavement list. … Claimed RHP Austin Voth off waivers from the Washington Nationals. … Designated RHP Cody Sedlock for assignment.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Cubs: ??Yan Gomes (oblique), Seiya Suzuki (finger) and Jonathan Villar (mouth) all took batting practice Tuesday.

Orioles: Spenser Watkins (elbow) threw in the bullpen and remains on the IL. He was eligible to be activated Tuesday.

UP NEXT??

Cubs: RHP Marcus Stroman (2-5, 5.32 ERA) is 3-2 with a 4.73 ERA with five walks and 26 strikeouts in six career starts at Camden Yards.

Orioles: RHP Jordan Lyles (3-4, 4.50 ERA) is 3-4 with a 5.68 ERA in 15 career appearances (nine starts) against the Cubs.

KOPECH, POLLOCK LEAD WHITE SOX TO 4-0 WIN OVER DODGERS

CHICAGO (AP) Michael Kopech pitched six innings of one-hit ball, pinch-hitter AJ Pollock delivered a two-run double against his former team and the Chicago White Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Tuesday night.

Pollock’s clutch swing off the bench sparked a four-run sixth that sent the White Sox to their third consecutive victory.

The NL West-leading Dodgers dropped their third straight.

“For what could be possible down the road is why there is that rise-to-the-occasion mantra,” Kopech said. “I think we want to beat these guys at the end of the season in October.

“Obviously, we’ve got to get there first. These are teams that are very capable of being playoff teams, more than likely going to be playoff teams. So for us to compete well against them, it goes a long way.”

It was the fourth time this season Kopech worked at least five innings and limited an opponent to one hit. He also did it against the Rays on April 16 and against the Yankees on May 15 and in the second game of a May 22 doubleheader.

Kopech (2-2) struck out eight and walked one, lowering his ERA to 1.94 and earning his second win in his last three starts. The right-hander retired 11 of his first 12 batters – six on strikeouts – before Will Smith hit a soft single to left-center.

“To be honest, I’ve tried not to look at my stats the entire year,” Kopech said. “My dad was telling me my stats were good a couple weeks ago. I said, `Dad, listen, I don’t want to talk about this.’ So with all due respect, I’m going to say the same to you.”

Pollock, traded from the Dodgers to the White Sox on April 1 for closer Craig Kimbrel, was summoned to bat for Gavin Sheets after the Dodgers lifted reliever Phil Bickford (0-1) in favor of left-hander David Price with two outs in the sixth. Pollock was 4 for 31 (.129) in his last nine games before snapping the scoreless tie.

“I had a lot of intrasquad battles the last few years with COVID and the weird preseason,” Pollock said. “It’s always fun battling those guys, and it’s good to get a win against anyone. But yeah, that’s a good ballclub over there. I know that’s a tough team and a little extra special.”

Jake Burger followed with an RBI double. After the Dodgers elected to walk switch-hitter Yoan Moncada, who had six hits in his last 55 at-bats (.109), Reese McGuire foiled the strategy by hitting an RBI single to cap the rally.

Dodgers starter Mitch White, making his eighth career start and 32nd major league appearance, retired his first 12 batters. He loaded the bases in the fifth before striking out McGuire and Josh Harrison.

“(White) kept a good lineup at bay,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “That fifth inning was a lot of stress, and he found a way to get two strikeouts to finish that inning off. I just felt that was all we could get out of him.”

Reynaldo Lopez, Aaron Bummer, Kendall Graveman and Liam Hendriks combined to pitch the final three innings to secure Chicago’s fifth shutout of the season.

Justin Turner singled in the seventh for his 1,000th hit with the Dodgers.

SPREADING THE BLAME

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn declined to put the team’s disappointing start exclusively on manager Tony La Russa. “We are in this as an organization, and none of us as an organization are satisfied with where we are at right now,” Hahn said. “To a man and to a woman, we feel good about what the next several months hold for us potentially.”

TRANSACTIONS

Kimbrel was placed on paternity leave and the Dodgers recalled Bickford from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (lower back inflammation) anticipates he’ll return Sunday at San Francisco. “Unless something changes, I’ll be ready to go,” said Kershaw, who hasn’t pitched in a major league game since May 7. Roberts said Kershaw is projected to pitch five innings.

White Sox: RHP Lance Lynn will make his third rehab start Wednesday for Triple-A Charlotte, and his status will be reassessed with the chance he could be activated soon, Hahn said. . SS Tim Anderson (right groin strain) and RHPs Vince Velasquez (left groin strain) and Joe Kelly (left hamstring strain) could start rehab assignments next week.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (6-0, 1.59 ERA) will face the White Sox on Wednesday. Gonsolin threw six innings of two-hit ball Thursday in a 2-0 win over the Mets.

White Sox: RHP Johnny Cueto (0-2, 2.92) allowed four runs over six innings Thursday in an 8-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

QUANTRILL LEADS GUARDIANS PAST RANGERS 6-3 IN DH OPENER

CLEVELAND (AP) The sun shined brightly on Progressive Field in the ninth inning just as the Guardians wrapped up another win.

Maybe this season won’t be so gloomy in Cleveland after all.

Cal Quantrill stayed unbeaten at home, Owen Miller drove in two runs and the Guardians got back to .500 with a 6-3 win over the Texas Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday.

Plagued by bad weather that has impacted their schedule all season, the Guardians are finding their groove. Cleveland has won six of seven.

“Huge,” Quantrill said of getting back to .500. “And to do it early in June. We’ve said this over and over again. We will not use youth as an excuse. We won’t use the rain as an excuse. We won’t use the lack of home games or the weird schedule or tough opponents. None of that matters to us.

“We think that we can be a playoff team this year, and this was the first step towards that.”

Quantrill (3-3) delivered his fourth straight quality start, allowing three runs in seven innings. The right-hander is 7-0 in 20 career starts at Progressive Field. He’s the only AL pitcher to make at least 15 home starts and not lose over the past two seasons.

Miller hit a two-run single in a four-run third off Jon Gray (1-3), who had never faced Cleveland before.

“I had one ugly inning and it cost us,” Gray said.

Rangers rookie outfielder Steele Walker homered for his first hit in the majors, and Marcus Semien connected for Texas, which closed within 5-3 in the seventh inning on the solo shots.

Eli Morgan worked the eighth for Cleveland and closer Emmanuel Clase pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 10th save.

The opener of the three-game series was rained out Monday, the seventh time the Guardians have been postponed at home this season. This is their fourth doubleheader at home already in 2022.

Despite the scatter-shot schedule, Cleveland has evened its record for the first time since May 14.

“It needs to be a jumping off point, if anything,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “We’ve got a lot of baseball to play. It shows if we play good baseball to play. But it shows if we play good baseball, we can win. Our guys know that.”

Texas left-hander Taylor Hearn will start the second game against Cleveland rookie Kirk McCarty, another lefty.

Miller’s two-run single highlighted Cleveland’s four-run third, which included back-to-back RBI doubles by Josh Naylor and rookie Oscar Gonzalez.

With the Rangers trailing 5-1, Walker led off the seventh with his homer over the right-field fence. When he got back to the dugout, the 25-year-old, who made his debut on Sunday, was given the cold-shoulder treatment by his teammates before they broke down and congratulated him.

“I want to help the team win, ultimately, but little bit of the monkey off the back just to see the ball go good off the bat and see it leave the yard for the first hit,” Walker said. “It was a relief, but it also felt good to know that I’m contributing to try and get a win as well.”

While Walker got back his home run ball from fans as a souvenir, he won’t be using the bat he hit it with again.

Clase broke it in the ninth with a 101 mph fastball.

“Oh, I’ve seen 101, for sure,” Walker said. “But 101 cutting? That’s Whiffle-ball-type stuff. That’s a whole different deal, a whole different mindset.”

STOLEN PROPERTY

The Guardians stole a season-high six bases in the opener.

COVID ISSUES

Before the game, the Rangers placed reliever Brett Martin on the COVID-19 list. Bench coach Donnie Ecker was also placed in health and safety protocols.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

The inordinate amount of rainouts has forced the Guardians to play four doubleheaders, and they’ve got five more scheduled.

And, it’s only June.

Woodward has empathy for Cleveland’s situation, which is something that’s hard for him to relate to since Texas plays in a domed stadium.

“We don’t deal with it,” Woodward said.

Major League Baseball returned to nine-inning doubleheaders this season after playing seven the last two. Woodward doesn’t mind the return, but he’s not the one having to worry about wearing out his pitchers.

“I’m fine with the nine (innings) only because we never get rained out,” Woodward cracked. “Three teams in our division have a roof and the other two rarely see a drop of rain – in Oakland and Anaheim. It’s easier for us.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: Utilityman Brad Miller (right hip impingement) remains on schedule to return Friday after being sidelined since May 29.

UP NEXT

This will be McCarty’s second appearance for the Guardians. He allowed four runs in three innings against the New York Yankees in his debut on April 24.

SEMIEN HOMERS TWICE, RANGERS SPLIT TWINBILL WITH GUARDIANS

CLEVELAND (AP) After a slow start, Marcus Semien’s hitting his stride – and home runs.

Semien homered twice and tied a Texas franchise record for hits in a doubleheader as the Rangers connected for four homers in a 6-3 win over Cleveland Guardians to earn a split on Tuesday night.

Cleveland won the opener, also 6-3, behind starter Cal Quantrill.

Semien homered three times in the two games and finished 7-for-8, raising his average from .196 to .221. Semien, who was batting just .177 at the end of May, has six homers in his last 11 games after going 43 without one.

“Balls do start falling,” Semien. “That’s nothing I’ve changed. It’s just constant work in the cage and getting into position where you’re hitting fastballs, taking breaking balls out of the zone and controlling the strike zone at the same time.

“And when I’m doing both of those things, I’m usually doing a lot better. I think I’m on the right track.”

Semien’s seven hits matched the team mark for a twinbill shared by Marlon Byrd (2009) and Fred Valentine (1968).

The Guardians reached .500 for the first time since May 14 with their win in the opener. But they only stayed there a few hours, losing the nightcap of their fourth home doubleheader already this season.

Among the AL’s top power-hitting teams, the Rangers teed off in Game 2 against Guardians rookie Kirk McCarty (0-1), making his first major league start.

Semien homered in the second, and Jonah Heim added a solo shot ahead of Nathaniel Lowe’s two-run homer in the fourth that put the Rangers up 5-0 against McCarty, who was pulled after four innings.

“Just thought he made some mistakes,” Guardians manager Terry Francona said. “He’s got to be really efficient. You give some of those guys a 5-6 pitch look and they get pretty dangerous.”

Semien connected again in the eighth off reliever Anthony Gose, a leadoff shot that put the Rangers ahead 6-3.

Taylor Hearn (4-4) didn’t allow a run until the sixth, when the Guardians scored three times off the Texas lefty.

Amed Rosario hit an RBI single and rookie Oscar Gonzalez delivered a two-out, two-run single off reliever Dennis Santana, who got pinch-hitter Andres Gimenez to foul out and end the threat.

Joe Barlow worked the ninth for his 11th save.

Texas center fielder Eli White twice robbed Cleveland star Jose Ramirez of extra bases with terrific catches. He made a diving grab in right-center in the first and a sliding backhander in left-center in the fourth.

“I’m sure he really doesn’t like me right now and I can’t really blame him,” White said. “But it’s all about baseball and making the plays.”

In the opener, Quantrill (3-3) stayed unbeaten at home and Owen Miller drove in two runs in Cleveland’s sixth win in seven games.

“We will not use youth as an excuse,” Quantrill said. “We won’t use the rain as an excuse. We won’t use the lack of home games or the weird schedule or tough opponents. None of that matters to us.

“We think that we can be a playoff team this year, and this was the first step towards that.”

Quantrill is 7-0 in 20 career starts at Progressive Field. He’s the only AL pitcher to make at least 15 home starts and not lose over the past two seasons.

Miller hit a two-run single in a four-run third off Jon Gray (1-3), who had never faced Cleveland before.

“I had one ugly inning and it cost us,” Gray said.

Rangers rookie outfielder Steele Walker homered for his first hit in the majors.

With the Rangers trailing 5-1, Walker led off the seventh with his shot over the right-field fence. When he got back to the dugout, the 25-year-old, who made his debut on Sunday, was given the cold-shoulder treatment by his teammates before they broke down and congratulated him.

“It was a relief, but it also felt good to know that I’m contributing to try and get a win as well,” Walker said.

While Walker got back his home run ball from fans as a souvenir, he won’t be using the bat he hit it with again.

Guardians closer Emmanuel Clase broke it in the ninth with a 101 mph fastball.

“Oh, I’ve seen 101, for sure,” Walker said. “But 101 cutting? That’s Wiffle-ball-type stuff. That’s a whole different deal, a whole different mindset.”

COVID ISSUES

Before the game, the Rangers placed reliever Brett Martin on the COVID-19 list. Bench coach Donnie Ecker was also placed in health and safety protocols.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

The Guardians have had seven rainouts at home, forcing them to play four doubleheaders with five more scheduled.

Rangers manager Chris Woodward has empathy for Cleveland’s situation, which is something that’s hard for him to relate to since Texas plays in a domed stadium.

“We don’t deal with it,” Woodward said.

Major League Baseball returned to nine-inning doubleheaders this season after playing seven innings the last two years. Woodward doesn’t mind the return, but he’s not the one having to worry about wearing out his pitchers.

“I’m fine with the nine (innings) only because we never get rained out,” Woodward cracked. “Three teams in our division have a roof and the other two rarely see a drop of rain – in Oakland and Anaheim. It’s easier for us.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: Utilityman Brad Miller (right hip impingement) remains on schedule to return Friday after being sidelined since May 29.

UP NEXT

Coming off an 11-strikeout performance in his last outing, Guardians ace Shane Bieber (3-3) starts the series finale against Dane Dunning (1-3), winless in his last six starts.

YANKEES HIT 3 HOMERS TO BEAT TWINS 10-4 FOR 7TH STRAIGHT WIN

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The starting pitching has been so dominant for the New York Yankees this year, it has almost overshadowed another potent offense that leads the major leagues in home runs.

With Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo and Giancarlo Stanton in the heart of the order, well, there’s just no hiding this familiarly loaded lineup.

Rizzo hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning to crack open a close game for the Yankees, who brushed off a rare rough start by Jameson Taillon to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-4 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.

“We can win in a lot of different ways, and tonight was just another one of those examples,” said Taillon, who gave up season highs in hits (nine) and runs (four).

Judge and Stanton got the visitors going with first-inning homers, the 23rd time they’ve gone deep in the same game in five seasons together. The Yankees have only lost once when that happens, in the Field of Dreams game in Iowa last Aug. 12.

“Nobody has to feel like they’ve got to do everything,” said Judge, who leads the majors with 22 home runs. “Hey, if we don’t get a hit or get the job done that time, I know the guy behind me is going to pick it up.”

The Yankees (40-15) lead the majors with the best 55-game record in baseball since Seattle in 2001. That’s actually a lower winning percentage than the astounding 110-38 record the Yankees have built, including the playoffs, against the Twins since 2002. They are 32-12 all-time at Target Field, which the Twins opened in 2010.

Taillon, who took a perfect game through seven innings in his last start, was pulled with no outs in the fifth. Jorge Polanco went 4 for 4 with two RBIs, including a homer off Taillon that was the first allowed by a Yankees pitcher in six games. Lucas Luetge (2-2) pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the awarded victory in relief.

MOUND OF TROUBLE

The Yankees pounded Twins rookie Cole Sands (0-2), a rotation fill-in with seven starting pitchers currently out with either injuries or COVID-19, for eight of their 14 hits over the right-hander’s 3 2/3 innings. Every starter had at least one, including three by leadoff man DJ LeMahieu. He also walked twice, once with the bases loaded to force in a run in the fifth.

LeMahieu singled on the first pitch of the game. Judge followed by crushing a 2-2 fastball into the wall of junipers that serves as the batter’s eye behind center field, and he drove in a run with a single in the fourth to raise his team-leading RBI total to 43. That’s second in the American League behind Cleveland’s Jose Ramirez.

Rizzo hit his 14th homer of the season off Tyler Duffey. Manager Rocco Baldelli was ejected for arguing with home plate umpire Alex Tosi in the seventh, a fitting end to a frustrating night.

“Lately it’s just not happening. Stuff feels great. When it’s on, it’s on. But it’s frustrating, obviously,” said Duffey, who has allowed 11 runs and three homers in his last seven innings.

UH-OH

The Yankees have thrived despite rough stretches at the plate by outfielders Aaron Hicks and Joey Gallo, who went a combined 4 for 7 with three runs, three walks and an RBI.

“They’re capable of big things,” Boone said. “They’re giving us some balance in our lineup, some athleticism obviously, so it’s good to see them have those kind of at-bats.”

SWITCHING SIDES

Josh Donaldson had a single, a walk and one of a season-high three errors by the Yankees, getting a mild round of boos each time his name was announced.

The Twins dealt Donaldson and the $50 million and two years remaining on his contract with shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who’d been acquired in a separate trade with Texas the day before, to the Yankees on March 13 for slugging catcher Gary Sanchez and third baseman Gio Urshela.

Donaldson signed with the Twins for $92 million over four years on Jan. 14, 2020, but he was dogged again by leg muscle injuries and ultimately wasn’t a fit in the clubhouse with his brash presence and outspoken personality.

“They’re in a good position now, and I’m in a good position here with the New York Yankees,” Donaldson said. “Hindsight is 20/20.”

Sanchez has done well for himself with the fresh start following a couple of rough seasons.

“Everybody’s been very welcoming to me,” he said.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Yankees: Stanton was the DH again, his second start since returning from a nine-game absence because of right ankle inflammation. He last played RF on May 22.

Twins: 1B Luis Arraez left the game with right shoulder tightness. … OF Kyle Garlick went on the 10-day IL with a strained left hamstring, retroactive to Saturday. He’s one of 16 players currently inactive due to injury or COVID-19, and 10 of them have been sidelined in just the last three weeks. This is Garlick’s second IL stint. He missed 13 games with a strained right calf last month.

UP NEXT

Yankees: LHP Nortes Cortes (5-1, 1.50 ERA) takes the mound on Wednesday night. Cortes threw seven scoreless innings in his last start and has allowed two or fewer runs in all but one outing.

Twins: RHP Chris Archer (0-2, 3.89 ERA) pitches the middle game of the series, coming off a season-long five-inning turn. Archer has a 3.08 ERA in 19 career starts against the Yankees.

PADRES’ MACHADO: WHY AREN’T TEAMS GIVING PUJOLS ‘FAREWELL TOUR?’

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado doesn’t understand why St. Louis Cardinals slugger and MLB legend Albert Pujols hasn’t received more fanfare from opposing clubs during his last season in the majors.

“It’s kind of (bovine dung) that teams are not giving him a farewell tour. I’ll tell you that right now,” Machado said, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Why? Albert has been the best player in our generation to ever play this game, and to see him doing the things he’s doing – I mean, it’s just unbelievable.

“It’s freaking special that St. Louis gave him the opportunity to come back here and finish off his career as a Cardinal.”

The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets both had in-game recognition for Pujols and longtime teammate Yadier Molina earlier in the season. Meanwhile, Machado said the Padres will have a tribute in September.

Pujols, a three-time MVP and two-time World Series champion, is tied for 10th all-time in hits with 3,319. He has the fifth-most homers in MLB history with 683. The 42-year-old said in late March that 2022 would be his final campaign before retirement.

ANGELS FIRE MANAGER JOE MADDON AMID 12-GAME LOSING STREAK

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels fired manager Joe Maddon on Tuesday with the team mired in a 12-game losing streak.

Third base coach Phil Nevin will be the interim manager when the Angels (27-29) host Boston on Tuesday night.

The 68-year-old Maddon went 130-148 with the Angels, who hired him before the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season for his self-described dream job. Maddon spent three decades of his career as a player and coach for the Angels before going on to an impressive managerial career that has included three Manager of the Year awards.

After finishing with losing records in Maddon’s first two seasons, the Angels were off to a strong 27-17 start this year before their current losing streak began. They are one loss shy of tying the longest skid in franchise history, and the slump has dropped them 8 1/2 games behind Houston for the AL West lead after being in first place on May 15.

The Angels were shut out 1-0 in Maddon’s final game by the Boston Red Sox and journeyman starter Michael Wacha, who threw a three-hitter against the Halos’ star-studded lineup Monday night.

The Angels are in a 3-16 skid overall since May 15, when they were 24-13.

Los Angeles’ offense, which was among the majors’ best in the first six weeks, has scored only 35 runs during its 12-game losing streak with a minus-43 run differential. The Halos’ pitching staff has devolved into the ineffectiveness that has plagued the franchise’s last several seasons, posting an AL-worst 6.31 ERA during the streak.

Owner Arte Moreno’s big-budget club has finished with six consecutive losing records in the longest active skid in the majors despite a roster headlined by former AL MVPs Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, who have both never won a playoff game.

The Angels’ seven-year playoff drought is also tied for the third-longest in baseball, yet they appeared to be well on their way to making the expanded field this fall before their confounding current skid.

The streak forced a dismal end to what Maddon hoped would be a storybook conclusion to his career back in the Pennsylvania native’s adopted home in Orange County. The genial, talkative bench boss excelled as a manager for nine seasons in Tampa Bay and five more with the Chicago Cubs, who famously ended their 108-year World Series championship drought during his tenure in 2016.

Maddon is 1,382-1,216 in parts of 19 seasons as a manager.

Nevin is the Angels’ third manager in just over four seasons since Moreno cut ties with Mike Scioscia, who ran the Angels’ dugout for 19 years and won their only World Series championship. Maddon was Scioscia’s bench coach during that title season.

The Halos dismissed manager Brad Ausmus after just one terrible season in late 2019, and the move appeared to be made because Maddon had just come on the market after parting ways with the Cubs. Moreno then fired general manager Billy Eppler and hired Perry Minasian after the 2020 season, but the first-time GM appeared to get along splendidly with Maddon.

The 51-year-old Nevin is the first Orange County native to manage the Angels. He played 12 major league seasons for six teams, including the Angels in 1998. He has never been a manager above the Triple-A level, but he spent four seasons as the New York Yankees’ third base coach before joining Maddon’s staff this season.

Maddon is the second manager to be fired this season. Philadelphia’s Joe Girardi was dismissed last week, and the Phillies promptly swept the Angels.

RODGERS UNSURE HOW LONG HE WILL PLAY BEYOND THIS SEASON

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers says he’s unsure how much longer he will keep playing football.

But he’s definitive about at least one element of his playing future: The four-time MVP quarterback expects to retire with the Green Bay Packers.

That scenario seemed uncertain this time a year ago, when Rodgers skipped the Packers mandatory minicamp in a standoff with team officials. That relationship has since improved enough that Rodgers signed a contract extension with the Packers after producing his second straight MVP season.

Although his new deal runs through 2026, Rodgers said Tuesday at the Packers minicamp that he doesn’t know yet whether he will play beyond this upcoming season.

“The conversations I’ve had with (general manger) Brian (Gutekunst) have been very honest and direct, and that’s not going to change,” Rodgers said. “We’ll sit down after the season, hopefully after a championship, and figure out what the next step is.”

Asked if he expects to finish his career with the Packers, Rodgers replied, “Yes. Definitely.”

Rodgers has led the Packers to three straight NFC North titles but hasn’t reached the Super Bowl since Green Bay’s 2010 championship season. The Packers lost 13-10 to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional playoffs last season.

“When I made the decision (to return), that’s 100% in,” Rodgers said. “But it doesn’t mean you don’t think about the other side. This is my 18th season. Of course you think about the next chapter and what’s next in your life all the time. It doesn’t mean you’re not fully invested.”

The 38-years-old Rodgers is facing a new challenge at this minicamp as he works with a new-look receiving group after the Packers traded Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders at the two-time All-Pro wideout’s request.

“Last year, when you have a guy who’s that talented, it’s probably not an exaggeration to say that 80% of the plays in the passing game were designed specifically for 17 (Adams),” Rodgers said. “So we’re obviously going to do some things a little different.”

Rodgers acknowledged he was disappointed over Adams’ departure, but added that “I love him like a brother and I appreciate everything we accomplished together.”

“I’m a little biased, but it’s hard to think of a better player I’ve played with,” Rodgers said. “He had the chance to be an all-time record holder in a lot of categories at receiver for us. I thought that might be a little nugget that would kind of keep him here, but again, ‘Te made a decision that he thought was in the best interest of him and his family, and I can’t fault him for that at all.”

Also missing from minicamp is the Allen Lazard, the Packers’ top returning receiver and a restricted free agent who hasn’t yet signed his contract tender.

Newcomers at receiver include veteran free-agent addition Sammy Watkins plus rookie draft picks Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure. The Packers also return Randall Cobb, Amari Rodgers, Juwann Winfree and Malik Taylor.

“I like production over potential,” Rodgers said. “We have some production. We have a lot of potential, so we need to temper expectations and heighten the accountability.”

There’s plenty of work ahead for Rodgers and Co. as Green Bay’s offense goes through a transition period.

Not only is Adams gone, but the Packers also lost their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from last season when Nathaniel Hackett left to become the Denver Broncos head coach and Luke Getsy left to become the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator.

Amid all those changes, Rodgers remains the guy under center, at least for now. Whether he’ll still be there next season probably won’t be known until this one is over.

“I’ve never been one to want some sort of going-away season or anything like that,” Rodgers said. “Plus, I don’t think it’s fair to the mental state at the end of the season and thinking how you feel.

“If you say I’m for sure playing two more, three years and then you have a magical season that ends with a championship and think that that might be the best way to ride off, I don’t want to commit to something. You say I’m only playing one more year and you have a bitter taste in your mouth and still got the drive and the passion to play one or two more years, I just don’t want to get pigeonholed into it. So I’m focused on this season.”

DEEBO SAMUEL REPORTS FOR 49ERS MINICAMP

(AP) — All-Pro receiver Deebo Samuel ended his offseason holdout by reporting for the first day of mandatory minicamp for the San Francisco 49ers.

Samuel had skipped the voluntary portion of the offseason after telling ESPN in April that he wanted to be traded but showed up Tuesday for the start of the three-day minicamp. Skipping the camp could have led to a fine of nearly $100,000.

Samuel wasn’t the only star player who returned to the Niners for the mandatory portion of the offseason, with All-Pro left tackle Trent Williams and star edge rusher Nick Bosa also rejoining the team this week.

Samuel ran on the side during practice, while Bosa and Williams only took part in individual drills.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo did not join the team this week as he was given permission to skip the minicamp as he rehabilitates from shoulder surgery. The Niners are seeking to trade him as they are handing the starting job to Trey Lance.

Williams and Bosa typically work out on their own during the offseason and were expected to be at minicamp. The situation surrounding Samuel has been less certain ever since he made his trade request public before the draft.

Coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch have been consistent in saying they had no interest in trading Samuel and hoped to be able to keep him long term with a new contract.

Samuel is entering the final year of the rookie deal he signed after being drafted in the second round in 2019 and is looking to take advantage of the exploding market of receiver contracts.

Samuel is set to be paid nearly $4 million this season after being a first-team All-Pro in 2021. There are now 14 receivers with an average annual contract of at least $18 million with nine of those deals being signed this offseason.

Samuel emerged last season as one of the most dangerous offensive players in the game with the unique ability to thrive as both a running back and a receiver in Shanahan’s offense.

Samuel finished the season with 1,770 yards from scrimmage and 14 TDs. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice is the only Niners receiver ever to gain more yards from scrimmage in a season than Samuel did last year.

Samuel had 77 catches for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns, leading the NFL with 18.2 yards per reception. He added 59 carries for 365 yards and eight TDs as he was used out of the backfield frequently in the second half of the season.

Bosa is also in line for a new contract as the second overall pick in 2019. San Francisco picked up a $17.9 million option on Bosa’s deal for 2023 but would like to reach a long-term agreement this offseason.

REPORT: METCALF NOT PRESENT AT SEAHAWKS’ MANDATORY MINICAMP

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is not participating in the first day of mandatory minicamp amid ongoing contract negotiations, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Metcalf, who is eligible for an extension, is continuing his injury rehab in Los Angeles. The Seahawks consider his absence unexcused, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports. Metcalf is currently working back into form after he underwent foot surgery earlier this year.

Seattle could fine the wideout. He’s entering the final year of his rookie contract, which will pay him $3.9 million in 2022, per Over the Cap.

The 2020 Pro Bowler has been the subject of offseason trade speculation since Seattle dealt Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos.

Metcalf’s absence comes as a surprise after he previously participated in some of the club’s voluntary organized activities.

Seattle has insisted it will not trade the superstar receiver despite big names such as Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, and A.J. Brown landing lucrative long-term deals this offseason.

Metcalf sounded optimistic that a deal would be worked out last month. “We’re gonna get something done. I think I’m gonna be in Seattle for the next coming years,” he said in May.

The former second-round pick has posted at least 900 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons in the league. The 24-year-old hauled in 75 receptions for 967 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2021.

BILLS PROMOTE BRIAN GAINE TO TAKE OVER AS ASSISTANT GM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills promoted Brian Gaine as assistant general manager, part of a series of moves announced on Tuesday to fill offseason departures.

Gaine replaces Joe Shoen, who left Buffalo after being hired to become the New York Giants GM.

Gaine has 24 seasons of NFL experience and spent the past three years as the Bills senior personnel adviser. He returned to Buffalo after spending the 2018 season as the Houston Texans general manager before being fired after 18 months on the job.

In other moves, Terrance Gray was promoted to director of player personnel, Mike Szabo takes over as a national college scout, Dennis Lock moves up to the position of senior director of football research and Matt Worswick was named team administration director.

The Bills announced several hirings, including Matt Bazirgan as senior personnel executive and Alonzo Dotson as a national college scout.

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COLTS’ LEONARD WILL MISS START OF CAMP AFTER BACK SURGERY

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard will miss this week’s three-day minicamp and the start of training camp after having back surgery.

Coach Frank Reich said Leonard was scheduled to have surgery Tuesday when Indy opened its final week of offseason workouts. It’s unclear when the three-time All-Pro will return to action though Reich remains hopeful Leonard will play in the Sept. 11 season opener at Houston.

“To the best of my understanding it was early in the offseason, he was like `Hey, something’s not feeling right’ and we were like `Hey, let’s keep an eye on it, don’t overreact,'” Reich said. “It just kind of got worse rather than better.”

Leonard had offseason ankle surgery in 2021 and played all of last season in pain. He had another ankle surgery earlier this year, which prevented him from participating in any of this spring’s workouts. Reich said the two sides ruled out a third ankle surgery.

Now one of the league’s most productive linebackers must contend with a bad back.

The South Carolina State alum has missed seven games in his first four NFL seasons and still has amassed 538 tackles, including a league-high 163 in 2018 when he was the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Year.

He’s not just a tackling machine, though.

Leonard also has 17 forced fumbles, 15 sacks, 11 interceptions and seven fumble recoveries in his career. Indy rewarded Leonard with a five-year, $98.5 million contract extension last summer, which made him the highest-paid linebacker at the time.

“Really I don’t know the exact timetable yet,” Reich said. “In my mind, just as long as he’s ready to play the regular season. Does he need to play preseason? Sure, it would be nice if he played but if it doesn’t happen, I’m not worried about it.”

Reich said Jonathan Taylor, last season’s NFL rushing champion, also sat out Tuesday for precautionary reasons.

INDY BREAKS OPEN SERIES OPENER WITH FIVE-RUN FIRST

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Indians batted around the order in the first inning en route to a five-run outburst and never looked back, defeating the Columbus Clippers in the first game of the six-game series on Tuesday night, 9-6.

The first four batters of the game for Indianapolis (27-26) – Oneil Cruz, Canaan Smith-Njigba, Ji-Hwan Bae and Mason Martin – each hit safely in an explosive five-run first inning. A single by Bae drove Cruz home, and a two-run double by Mason Martin extended the lead. Two walks to Bligh Madris and Hoy Park chased Adam Scott (L, 1-2) out of the ballgame after recording only one out. Jamie Ritchie drew the third consecutive walk with the bases loaded to score Martin, and Jared Oliva capped the scoring in the frame with a sacrifice fly.

Rodolfo Castro, in his first game back since being optioned by Pittsburgh, sent a 461-foot home run to straightaway center field in the bottom of the third to give Indy its largest lead of the contest, 6-0.

After a two-out walk drawn by Alex Call in the fourth, Bobby Bradley lifted a two-run shot over the right-center field wall to put Columbus (33-22) on the board and cut the deficit to four runs. Indy would get one back in the bottom of the frame with an RBI double by Smith-Njigba after Cruz got into scoring position with a walk and stolen base.

The Clippers cut their deficit to two runs after a two-run fifth and another run in the sixth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Will Brennan brought in two runs with a single into the gap. Bryan Lavastida tacked on another run in the sixth with an RBI triple.

A leadoff single by Bligh Madris and back-to-back walks to Park and Ritchie loaded the bases with two outs for the Indians in the bottom of the seventh. Smith-Njigba drove in two with an RBI single through a hole on the left side of the infield to extend the lead 9-5. Columbus scored the final run of the game in the eighth.

Jerad Eickhoff (W, 3-2) tossed 5.0 innings and surrendered four runs off as many hits. Austin Brice (S, 3) struck out all three batters he faced to earn his third save of the season.

Smith-Njigba led the Indians offense with three hits and three RBI. The top six batters in Indy’s lineup each recorded at least one hit, and all nine hitters reached base safely in the contest.

The Indians and Clippers will play the second game of the series at 1:35 PM ET on Wednesday afternoon. Both teams have yet to name a starter.

FEVER WAIVE ALAINA COATES

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever announced today the team has waived center Alaina Coates.

In eight games this season, Coates averaged 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.4 minutes per game.

The Fever take on the Connecticut Sun at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

NICOLE CARDAÑO-HILARY SIGNS PRO CONTRACT WITH IDK EUSKOTREN

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana women’s basketball alum Nicole Cardaño-Hillary will return to her home country as she has signed a professional contract with IDK Euskotren in Donstia-San Sebastian, Spain.

Cardaño-Hillary closed out her two-year Indiana career in 2021-22 as she helped the Hoosiers to a pair of 20-win seasons and two NCAA Tournament appearances. She was an All-Big Ten second team, All-Big Ten defensive team and earned Big Ten All-Tournament team honors in her final season. She started in 32 games last year averaging 11.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and a team-high 2.3 steals per game. Her 72 steals in 2021-22 for IU ranks ninth all-time and was second in the Big Ten. Additionally, Cardaño-Hillary notched double figures and had multiple steals in 21 games.

In her career, the Madrid, Spain native scored 2,343 points and hit 232 career 3-pointers. She averaged 72.7 percent at the free throw line and picked up 319 steals. Through her five-year collegiate career, Cardaño-Hillary averaged 15.6 points and shot 36.5 percent from the floor. She enjoyed a decorated career at George Mason where she was the program’s all-time leading scorer, 2018-19 A-10 Player of the Year, 2017-18 A-10 Rookie of the Year and a three-time A-10 selection.

She joins fellow alum Aleksa Gulbe in signing a professional contract this offseason, as Gulbe will play for Perfumerías Avendia in Salamanca, Spain.

IUTF HEADS WEST FOR NCAA OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – Indiana Track & Field concludes the 2022 outdoor season with the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Eugene, Ore. Five Hoosiers will make the trip with the meet beginning on Wednesday, June 8 and wrapping up on Saturday, June 11.

Meet Information

NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships | June 8-11 | Eugene, Ore. | Hayward Field

Wednesday’s First Event – 3:30 p.m. ET

Thursday’s First Event – 2:30 p.m. ET

Friday’s First Event – 4 p.m. ET

Saturday’s First Event – 2:30 p.m. ET

Live Results | Broadcast | Schedule of Events

IU Entries | Meet Notes | Meet Information

Indiana Schedule of Events

Men’s Hammer Throw – Wednesday, June 8 (5 p.m. ET)

Women’s Shot Put – Thursday, June 9 (10 p.m. ET)

Women’s Long Jump – Thursday, June 9 (10:40 p.m. ET)

Women’s High Jump – Saturday, June 11 (5 p.m. ET)

Women’s Discus – Saturday, June 11 (5:05 p.m. ET)

Last Time Out: NCAA East Prelims

The Hoosiers were last in action at home when they hosted the NCAA East Preliminary Round at the Haugh Track & Field Complex. Five Hoosiers advanced to the national championships while another three made it to the quarterfinal of their respective event. Sean Mockler (Hammer Throw), Maddy Pollard (Shot Put), Jayden Ulrich (Shot Put and Discus), Mahogany Jenkins (High Jump), and Paola Fernandez-Sola (Long Jump) landed in the top-12 of their events to earn them a spot at the national meet. On the track, Hannah Stoffel (1500m), Camden Marshall (800m), and Shaton Vaughn (400m Hurdles) all appeared in the quarterfinals.

Tickets Punched

Five Indiana track & Field Athletes will be making the trip out to Eugene, Ore. for the 2022 Outdoor Track & Field Championships June 8-11. Paola Fernandez-Sola will represent the Hoosiers in the long jump after leaping a mark of 6.33m (20′ 10.75″) at NCAA East Prelims. Fernandez-Sola finished in third out of the 48 entered in the event. Maddy Pollard will compete in her final meet in the Cream & Crimson as she competes in the shot put. Pollard put a mark of 16.87m (55′ 4.25″) to the get her to the national meet. Jayden Ulrich looks to compete in two events at nationals, the shot put and the discus. Ulrich picked up a mark of 17.05m (55′ 11.25″) in the shot put and 52.73m (173′ 0″) in the discus. Rounding out the women’s field is Mahogany Jenkins, who after a jump off, will make her debut at NCAAs in the high jump. Jenkins cleared a mark of 1.81m (5′ 11.52″) which matched her personal best. On the men’s side, Sean Mockler punched his ticket Eugene in the hammer after seeing a mark of 67.56m (221′ 8″).

New Throwers on the Block

Two freshmen have emerged on the scene in their first year with Indiana Track & Field. Jayden Ulrich and Sean Mockler are both school record holders in their respective events and will represent the Hoosiers on the national stage this week. Heaving a mark of 59.01m (193′ 7″) in the discus, Ulrich holds the program record in the event and will compete in the shot put and discus in Eugene. Ulrich also was crowned the Big Ten Champion in the discus and place seventh in the shot put. At Penn Relays, Mockler set the program record in the hammer throw after capturing a mark of 68.68m (225′ 4″). Mockler was the silver medalist at Big Ten Championships and looks to keep the momentum going at NCAAs.

Mark Your Calendar

Five Hoosiers will represent Indiana at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships June 8-11 in Eugene, Ore.

Sean Mockler – Hammer Throw (6.8 – 5 p.m. ET)

Maddy Pollard – Shot Put (6.9 – 10 p.m. ET)

Jayden Ulrich – Shot Put (6.-9 – 10 p.m. ET))

Paola Fernandez-Sola – Long Jump (6.9 -10:40 p.m. ET)

Mahogany Jenkins – High Jump (6.11 – 5 p.m. ET)

Jayden Ulrich – Discus (6.11 – 5:05 p.m. ET)

Successor Has Been Found

On Monday, May 16 Indiana Track & Field announced that Associate Head Coach Ed Beathea would be promoted to Head Coach of the IU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country program at the conclusion of the 2022-23 season. The announcement comes a month after current Head Coach Ron Helmer announced his retirement after the 2022-23 season.

SCHENK PUNCHES TICKET TO FIRST U.S. OPEN

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue alum and PGA Tour professional Adam Schenk punched his ticket to the 122nd U.S. Open at the Final Qualifier at Kinsale Golf and Field Club and Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday.

Schenk shot an 8-under par 135 to place tied for fifth out of 106 players and earn his invitation to America’s National Championship. He recorded rounds of 69 and 66 to move into the qualifiers list after being on the outside looking in after 18 holes. With the result, he will play in his first U.S. Open which will be contested at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.

The Columbus, Ohio, site was loaded with PGA Tour professionals who played The Memorial Tournament over the weekend. Schenk is joined by tour pros Lanto Griffin, Denny McCarthy, Joel Dahmen, Patrick Rodgers and Wyndham Clark as players who survived “Golf’s Longest Day”.

Schenk will now 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. 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 coming off a 26th-place showing at The Memorial Tournament over the weekend. He has qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs in each of the last three seasons and is a virtual lock to make it this season as well.

KEANE TO RUN IN 10,000M RACE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Barry Keane will run in the 10,000m race at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Wednesday night. The race is scheduled to be aired live on ESPNU at 7:08 p.m. PT (10:08 ET).

Keane qualified for the event with a fifth-place finish in the preliminary round on May 25 in Bloomington, Ind. The time of 28:41.52 placed him in the Top 12 of the 48 runners to advance him to the 10,000m national championship race for a second time.

The graduate student and Waterford, Ireland, native also ran in the event in the 2021 Outdoor Championships, finishing in 15th place with a time of 28:28.18. Keane’s personal best time at this distance is 28:15.60, which he ran at the Raleigh Relays in March. The time is the 12th-fastest among the field of 24 qualifiers for the national championship.

This is Keane’s second appearance in the NCAA finals this year after finishing 11th in the 5000m at the Indoor Championships on March 11 in Birmingham, Ala.

MAURICE JOSEPH JOINS @BUTLERMBB STAFF AS ASSISTANT COACH

Maurice Joseph, who helped lead Richmond to the 2022 Atlantic 10 Tournament title and also spent three seasons as the head coach at George Washington, has been added to Thad Matta’s Butler staff as an assistant coach. Joseph replaces David Ragland, who was named the head coach at Evansville May 24.

“Maurice is great at building relationships, something I have experienced personally dating back to recruiting him more than 15 years ago,” said Matta. “He has coached and played at a very high level as a large part of programs that have enjoyed postseason success. During his coaching career, Maurice has identified and developed players who have had great college and professional careers. We are excited to welcome Maurice and his family to Butler and our program.”

Joseph spent the 2021-22 season at Richmond as a member of Chris Mooney’s staff. He helped the Spiders to the 2022 Atlantic 10 Tournament title, a win against Big Ten champion Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, and a 24-13 record. Those 24 wins were the fourth-most in single-season program history.

A majority of Joseph’s coaching career came on the sidelines at George Washington. His eight seasons in the nation’s capital saw Joseph rise from assistant director of operations in 2011 to assistant coach in 2013 to head coach in 2016. Joseph spent three seasons (2016-19) leading the George Washington program, during which time he was the youngest collegiate head coach in a Top 10 RPI conference.

In his first season at George Washington (2016-17), Joseph led the Colonials to a 20-15 record and berth in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). While at GW, Joseph worked with three players who went on to play in the NBA: Patricio Garino, Tyler Cavanaugh, and Yuta Watanabe. As an assistant at GW, Joseph helped the Colonials to the 2016 NIT Championship.

Following his three seasons as the head coach at GW, he spent the 2019-20 season as an assistant coach at Fairleigh Dickinson. Joseph then joined the George Mason staff as an assistant coach for the 2020-21 season, helping the Patriots to a 13-9 record while assisting with the development of Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Tyler Kolek.

As a player, Joseph led Vermont to a 49-19 record over his final two collegiate seasons, including an America East championship and appearance in the NCAA Tournament as a senior in 2010. Joseph averaged a career-best 13.9 points per game that season, second on the team. He began his college career at Michigan State, where he was part of a pair of NCAA Tournament teams while appearing in 52 total games as a freshman and sophomore.

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Joseph prepped at Champlain-St. Lambert and was named Canada’s National Player of the Year in 2005.

IRISH PREPARE TO COMPETE AT 2022 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are headed to Eugene, Oregon for the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Irish will be represented by 10 student-athletes in various events.

The 2022 Championships will run from June 8 to June 11 with the men starting competition on Wednesday and the women starting on Thursday.

The full list of Irish competing can be found below.

Men’s Roster

Josh Methner- 10,000m (Wednesday at 7:08 pm)

Matthew Carmody-10,000m (Wednesday at 7:08 pm)

Dylan Jacobs- 10,000m -(Wednesday at 7:08 pm)

Dylan Jacobs – 5,000m- (Friday at 7:55 pm)

Andrew Alexander- 10,000m – (Wednesday at 7:08 pm)

Tom Seitzer – 3,000m steeplechase – Semifinal Wednesday at 5:02pm  (Final Friday at 6:24 pm)

Sam Voelz – 800m – Semifinal Wednesday at 6:14 pm (Final Friday at 7:14 pm)

Tim Zepf – 800m- Semifinal Wednesday 6:14 pm (Final Friday at 7:14 pm)

John Stefan – Shot Put  (Friday at 6:40 pm)

Michael Shoaf – Shot Put (Friday at 6:40 pm)

Women’s Roster

Rachel Tanczos- Hammer Throw (Thursday at 3:00 pm)

Katie Rose Blachowicz- 10,000m  (Thursday at 8:08 pm)

Olivia Markezich – 3,000m steeplechase – Semifinal Thursday at 6:02 pm (Final Saturday at 2:54 pm)

MEN’S SOCCER INTRODUCES NEW MASTODONS FOR 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne men’s soccer head coach Stephen Gorton has introduced 13 new Mastodons for the 2022 campaign.

“We are excited to welcome the 2022 recruiting class to the Mastodon Family,” Gorton said. “It was important for our program to bring in student-athletes that will represent us culturally, academically, athletically and socially. This class has a variety of incoming freshmen, junior college transfers, grad transfers and plenty of high level experience. With these additions and development we have made with our returners it is exciting to see what this group will do in 2022 and beyond.”

Marco Valencia (Chicago, Ill. / Mount Carmel HS), a 5-foot-9 forward, recorded 37 goals and seven assists during his senior season in 2021. He was named first team all-state. Valencia owns club experience with Raiders FC and Chicago Fire Academy.

Abraham Arellano (Holland, Mich. / Holland HS), a 5-foot-7 midfielder, recorded 60 goals and 30 assists in three years of high school soccer. In 2020 as a junior he was named first team all-state. He was also named the Player of the Year by the Holland Sentinel. He helped his team to a district and conference championship. In the classroom, he was a member of the National Honor Society and was named to the Honor Roll. He has club experience with Midwest United FC MLS Next Academy and the Holland Rovers.

Temesgen Vreeman (Holland, Mich. / Holland HS), a 5-foot-10 defender, owns club experience with Costa FC, Rovers FC, Midwest United Premier and Midwest United MLS Next. In high school he was a three-time all-region performer. In 2020 he was an all-state honorable mention selection. He was an honor roll student in the classroom.

Alex Frank (Hamilton, New Zealand / Hamilton Boys HS / UTRGV), a 6-foot-1 forward, returns to the Mastodons after two seasons at UTRGV. He played in seven games and recorded one assist in the spring 2021 season but didn’t play last fall. Prior to joining the Vaqueros, he played in 2018 and 2019 for the ‘Dons. In 2019 he was named to the All-Summit League Second Team after a team-high five goals.

Cesar Cosio (Chicago, Ill. / Mount Carmel HS / Western Illinois), a 6-foot-1 midfielder, is a grad transfer from Western Illinois. In 2019 he was an All-Summit League Second Team selection with a goal and an assist, helping WIU to a share of the regular season title.  He compiled 37 starts in 40 games for the Leathernecks, finishing with two goals and two assists. He missed last fall due to injury. At Mount Carmel, he was named all-state, all-area, offensive player of the year and to the all-american watch list as a senior.

Nic Diana (Grayslake, Ill. / Warren Township HS), a 6-foot-1 goalkeeper, helped Warren Township to a 15-0 record as a senior. His 0.38 goals against average was the best in school history. He was a 2021 Chicagoland All-State and IHSSA All-State selection. He owns club experience with FC 1974 Libertyville and ICPFC/IGPFC.

Aidan Antcliff (Okemos, Mich. / Okemos HS), a 5-foot-11 midfielder, scored the game winning goal Okemos’ MHSAA DI State Championship in 2021. His team went 20-0-4 on their way to the state title. He was one of three Lansing State Journal Player of the Year finalists in 2021. His team went 20-0-4. He helped his team set a program record for fewest goals allowed and most shutouts in a season. Antcliff owns club experience with the Michigan Jags and Okemos Soccer Club. In 2019 and 2021 he was a Michigan Pro Prospect Combine participant.

Stefan Iricanin (Harwood Heights, Ill. / Maine South HS), a 6-foot-5 forward, scored 30 goals over four years for Maine South. He was the top goal scorer of the Central Suburban League during the 2020-21 season. He was a two-time all-sectional pick. As a senior, he was voted team MVP. Iricanin also played for the Chicago Magic, where he was the team’s leading goal scorer in the 2021 spring season. He helped his team win the U-15 Midwest Regional in 2018 and advanced to play at nationals in Texas with FC United.

Eliam Mier (Lindenhurst, Ill. / Lakes Community HS), a 5-foot-10 forward, was first team all-conference in 2021. He scored four goals with seven assists in a shortened 11-game season. He helped his team to regional championships in 2017 and 2019 and a conference title in 2021. Mier has club experience with Mundelein Soccer Club, Roadrunners SC and FC1974. In 2021 his Roadrunners’ team was the 2021 NISL Champions and advanced to the 2021 US Club Soccer NPL Finals.

Daniel Tareke (Toronto, Ontario / Harbord Collegiate / Salt Lake CC), a 5-foot-10 defender, played in 19 games with 17 starts for Salt Lake Community College in the fall of 2021. He helped the team go 19-1-0 and give up just eight goals on the season for an 0.40 goals against average. He started 10 games in the spring season of 2021, scoring two goals. The spring 2021 squad won the NJCAA national title and the fall team advanced to the national semifinals.

Joel Opoku (Brampton, Ontario / St. Marguerite d’Youville / Virginia Tech), a 5-foot-10 left back comes to the ‘Dons after spending last season in the Virginia Tech program. Prior to Tech, he played at junior college Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. He started 12 games for the Thunderbirds in the 2021 spring season and earned one assist. He owns club experience with Vaughan SC.

Ameer Shetiah (East Lansing, Mich. / East Lansing HS), a 5-foot-10 defender, helped his high school team to a district championship. He owns four years of experience with Wolves Academy as well as a year with Vardar Academy. Off the field in high school he was a member of the National Honor Society and Muslim Student Association.

Nathan Bessinger (Edwardsburg, Mich. / Edwardsburg HS), a 6-foor-3 defender, was a starter for two seasons at Edwardsburg High School before spending his final two seasons playing for the Developmental Academy of the Indiana Fire in Indianapolis. He was an all-district and all-conference performer in his two years of high school. He also owns experience with Michiana Echo (2016-17), Elkhart County United (2017-19), ABK Futsal (2015-20) SWAP futsal (2010-15) and Midwest United FC (2019-20).

KORTNEY DUNBAR NAMED WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ASSISTANT COACH

INDIANAPOLIS – Head coach Kate Bruce adds Edwardsville, Ill. native, Kortney Dunbar, to the IUPUI women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach. Dunbar comes to IUPUI after a season with the University of Arizona.

“I am so thankful to be given this opportunity as Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach at IUPUI,” said Dunbar. “I have the utmost respect for Coach Bruce and this entire University! I look forward to bringing my energy, passion, and competitiveness in order to sustain and build on the success this program has achieved. Let’s go Jags!”

During the 2021-2022 season, Dunbar held the title of Director of Recruiting for Women’s Basketball at the University of Arizona. In her first season in Tucson, Dunbar was on staff to witness Arizona eclipse the 20-win mark for a fourth consecutive season for the first time in program history while hosting and playing in the NCAA Tournament in McKale Center for the first time since 1998. Arizona reached its highest regular season AP ranking at #4. The program continued its defensive prowess ranking second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense, third in defensive rebounding, second in steals and first in turnover margin.

From 2018-2020, Dunbar worked at Vanderbilt University with the Women’s Basketball program as a Graduate Assistant Coach. Inducted into the 2020 WBCA “So You Want To Be A Coach” program, her main responsibilities included overseeing student managers, assisting with recruiting efforts, organizing travel responsibilities, implementing social media strategies, and creating scouting reports. Dunbar earned her Master’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Between 2014-2018, Dunbar was a student-athlete for the University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball team. In this role, Dunbar helped lead the Lady Vols to a regular season SEC Championship (2015) and two Elite-8 appearances (2015, 2016). During her stint, she was recognized academically hosting a 3.7 GPA earning her the Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Scholar Athlete award, the Extraordinary Academic Achievement award, as well as SEC Academic Honor Roll (2014-2018).

Dunbar graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S in Sports Management and Business in 2018.

“We are extremely excited to add Kortney to our staff. She has played and coached for elite programs and her ideas will be incredibly valuable,” said head coach Kate Bruce. “Kortney is a young and energetic coach who does a terrific job of building relationships. She is high character, competitive and she will be a great mentor for our student athletes.”

SHELBIE STOTTS AND SIERRA NORMAN NAMED NFCA NAIA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Louisville, Ky. – After earning NFCA/NAIA Region VI honors on May 27, Marian softball’s Shelbie Stotts and Sierra Norman were both honored on Tuesday afternoon by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), as the dynamic slugging duo were named NFCA/NAIA First Team All-Americans. For Stotts, the honor is her third All-American award from the NFCA, while Norman has earned her first career NFCA All-American honor.

For the third time in her career, Shelbie Stotts has been named an NFCA NAIA All-American, with her senior campaign marking the second time she has been named NFCA First Team All-America. Stotts had a dominant senior year, being named the Crossroads League Player of the Year while earning CL First Team and NFCA Region VI First Team status. The Knights’ outfielder led Marian in batting average with a .469 rate, carrying an on-base percentage of .487 and a slugging percentage of .910. Stotts set multiple records for the Knights on the year, crushing a single-season record 19 home runs while driving in a record 77 RBI. Stotts also had 15 doubles and three triples, helping her extend her career triples record. The senior finished the final chapter of her career ranked highly in the NAIA offensive categories, including 13th in batting average, second in RBI, third in home runs, and second in slugging percentage.

Sierra Norman made a huge leap as a sophomore, as the Knights’ first baseman claimed her third honor of the postseason by being named to the NFCA/NAIA All-America First Team. Norman’s honor comes 10 days after being named to the NFCA Region VI First Team, with the sophomore also earning All-Crossroads League First Team honors. Norman finished her second collegiate season with a .347 batting average, slugging .713 as she launched 16 home runs to establish a new career high. Norman added 13 doubles to her stat line, and recorded 52 RBI while scoring 36 runs. Norman was also strong in the field, making 282 putouts at first base carrying a .990 fielding percentage. Norman finished the season ranked No. 6 in the NAIA in home runs hit.

Stotts and Norman helped Marian finish the year with a 40-13 record, and reached the NAIA Opening Round after finishing the year as the runner-up in the Crossroads League.

SALMON AND BLINN NAMED NAIA ALL-AMERICANS

KANSAS CITY, MO. – The NAIA announced two Indiana Wesleyan baseball players to NAIA All-American teams this afternoon. Evan Salmon collected second team honors while Denver Blinn was tabbed with honorable mention.  These were the first honors for the program since 219.

Evan Salmon finished fifth in the NAIA with home runs on the season with 24.  Salmon finished 14th with slugging percentage at .812 and 15th in the nation with RBIs. This honor tacks onto the Salmon’s first team All Crossroads League nod.

“We are incredibly proud of Evan’s commitment on and off the field that allowed him to perform at a high level” said Head Coach Rich Benjamin.  A selfless teammate, he was able to keep the focus on the group and minimize the pressure that comes with being an impactful player.  His coaching staff and teammates celebrate this honor with him.”

Denver Blinn collects his first NAIA All-American honor this season.  Blinn finished with 15 home runs, 63 RBIs, and 63 runs.  This honor adds on to Blinn’s accolades this year after earning Crossroads League First Team and Gold Glove honors.

“We are thankful for Denver Blinn’s career impact at Indiana Wesleyan University” said Head Coach Rich Benjamin.  “He is a professional hitter who competed every day and made himself available to assist young hitters in their development.  His professionalism in preparation, competitiveness, and care for others was a driver on our championship teams.  He has left a legacy.”

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | TU OUTDOOR TRACK POSTS NINE NAIA ALL-AMERICAN AWARDS

UPLAND, Ind. – The Taylor men’s and women’s outdoor track and field programs recently wrapped up their 2022 seasons in style with nine All-American awards at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The men’s and women’s team showed well in the team standings at the meet as well, with the men finishing 15th-of-77 teams to score at the event and the women’s squad ending 26th-of-70.

The men’s team produced four All-American awards from a trio of events, with Sammy Sommers highlighting that list with a runner-up effort in the long jump. Connor White took fourth in the steeplechase, while Alex Helmuth and Derek Van Prooyen crossed in fifth and seventh in the 10,000-meters.

On the women’s side, the 4×800-meter relay of Brooke Studnicki, Giovanna Domene, Corinne O’Leary and Abbey Brennan finished in second and Ahna VanderWall took seventh in the steeplechase.

The nine honors give Taylor a total of 26 NAIA All-American awards for the 2021-2022 year, with the top accolades for baseball and softball still pending from the national office.

Taylor Outdoor Track and Field All-Americans

Men
Sammy Sommers / Long Jump / 2nd
Connor White / Steeplechase / 4th
Alex Helmuth / 10,000 / 5th
Derek Van Prooyen / 10,000 / 7th


Women
Brooke Studnicki, Giovanna Domene, Corinne O’Leary, Abbey Brennan / 4×800 / 2nd

Ahna VanderWall / Steeplechase / 7th

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1909       Cack Henley completes the longest complete-game shutout in baseball history, blanking his opponents over 24 innings in the Seals’ 1-0 victory over the Oakland Oaks and Jimmy Wiggs, who also goes the distance during the extra-inning marathon at San Francisco’s Recreation Park. The future Pacific Coast League Hall of Famer’s two-dozen scoreless frames ties three other hurlers for the most thrown by a PCL pitcher in one game.

1920       After a lengthy argument about a questionable call of a ground-ball double over third base with home plate ump Barry McCormick, Reds manager Pat Moran and several players return to their positions to resume the contest. Cincinnati center fielder Edd Roush, growing bored after a few minutes of the prolonged debate, decides to nap on the outfield grass and gets ejected for delay of game when he doesn’t wake up promptly.

1927       Tony Lazzeri becomes the first Yankee to hit three home runs in one game, including a ninth-inning blast that ties the game. The round-tripper closes a five-run deficit, and New York beats the White Sox in the 11th inning at the Stadium, 12-11.

1934       The Reds become the first team to travel in an airplane when Cincinnati GM Larry MacPhail flies 19 of his players to Chicago for a series against the Cubs. In 1946, New York will be the first team to fly regularly, using a chartered a Douglas DC-4 that will become known as the ‘Yankee Mainliner.’

1939       At Shibe Park, the Yankees use the long ball to rout the hometown A’s 22-3. The Bronx Bombers set a franchise record, which will not be tied for 68 years, hitting eight home runs during the contest.

1940       Harry Craft completes the cycle with his fifth-inning three-run home run in the Reds’ 23-2 rout of Brooklyn at Crosley Field. The Cincinnati center fielder enjoys a 5-for-5 day at the plate, driving six runs in and scoring four times.

1946       Red Barrett retires the first 22 batters he faces before his bid for a perfect game is broken up with an eighth-inning single by Delmar Ennis. The Cardinals’ right-hander gains his first victory of the season with his 7-0 whitewashing of Philadelphia at Sportsman’s Park.

1950       After beating the Browns 20-4 with 23 hits yesterday at Fenway Park, the Red Sox set the major-league record for runs scored by one team as they maul St. Louis again, 29-4. Boston’s two-day totals set consecutive-game records for hits and runs scored.

1951       White Sox reliever Marv Rotblatt becomes the first pitcher to be driven in from the bullpen when he enters the game in the 8th inning to face the Yankees in a 4-2 loss at Comiskey Park. At present, transportation to the mound is only for White Sox pitchers, but later in the season, the team will provide the visiting bullpen hurlers with a black Cadillac, supplied a local funeral home.

1952       Before starting a twin bill against the Reds, Dodger manager Chuck Dressen tells Cal Abrams that the bench warrior needs to taunt the opposing skipper if he wants to stay with the team. After spending the opener of a doubleheader mocking his opponents, the outfielder is informed between games of his trade to Cincinnati, effective tomorrow, and will need to report to his new field boss, one furious Roger Hornsby.

1955       After only eight games and 13 innings of work, the Dodgers option rookie left-handed pitcher Tom Lasorda to Montreal to make room for a Sandy Koufax. The team’s newest southpaw, a bonus baby, comes off the 30-day disabled list after injuring his ankle.

1961       Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, and Frank Thomas hit four consecutive homers in an inning off Reds’ pitchers Jim Maloney (2) and Marshall Bridges (2), making the Braves the first major league team to accomplish the feat. The seventh inning big-fly barrage, another blast by Mathews, and one by Warren Spahn aren’t enough when Cincinnati still manages to win the Crosley Field contest, 10-8.

1961       The day after he graduates from high school, Lew Krausse, who hurled 19 no-hitters and struck out 24 batters in one game, signs with the A’s as an amateur free agent for $125,000. Eight days from now, the 18-year-old fireballing phenom will throw a three-hit shutout against the Angels in his major league debut.

1964       The A’s ink Jim Hunter for $75,000 after other teams back off in their pursuit to sign the outstanding NC high schooler when his brother in a hunting accident blows off his little toe. The youngest of ten children from Hertford (NC) will become a Hall of Fame hurler, better known as Catfish, a name invented by the club’s owner Charlie Finley.

1965       In the first major league free-agent draft of students and sandlot players, the A’s select Rick Monday, making Arizona State star the first player ever to be drafted. Kansas City will also select his Sun Devil teammate Sal Bando in the sixth round.

1965       As their first pick in the inaugural free-agent draft of high school and college players, the Mets select southpaw Les Rohr, who will compile only a 2-3 career mark pitching in parts of three seasons due to an arm injury the team. Later in the day, New York makes a better choice, selecting future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan in the eighth round.

1968       Defying commissioner William Eckert’s decree that canceled games only in New York and Washington, Mets vote against playing their game in San Francisco out of respect for recently assassinated New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy. When the Amazins’ refused to play on the day of RFK’s funeral, even under the threat of forfeiting the contest, a decision fully supported by manager Gil Hodges and the organization, the Giants postponed Bat Day at Candlestick Park.

1968       Dodger right-hander Don Drysdale’s scoreless streak ends at a record 58 2/3 consecutive innings when Tony Taylor is driven in by Howie Bedell’s sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. It will be the Phillies outfielder’s only RBI for the season.

1969       On Mickey Mantle Day, the Yankees retire uniform number 7 in front of a crowd of 60,096, the first sellout at the Bronx ballpark since the 1964 World Series. The Mick also receives a plaque from Joe DiMaggio that will hang on the center field fence, and, then in turn, he gives the ‘Yankee Clipper’ a similar plaque, telling the crowd, “His should be just a little bit higher than mine.”

1971       At Municipal Stadium, Paul Splittorff earns his first major league victory when Kansas City defeats the Senators, 4-2. In 1969, the 23-year-old left-hander became the first player signed by the Royals to appear on the expansion team’s major-league roster.

1976       The Red Sox draft Dixie High School (St. George, UT) standout southpaw Bruce Hurst in the first round of the amateur draft, the twenty-second of 24 picks overall. Four of the first five selections, including top pick ASU’s Floyd Bannister, are also left-handed hurlers, but the southpaw from Utah records most career victories (145) of the dozen hurlers selected.

1977       For the fourth time in his career, Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 batters in a game. The right-hander matches the mark in ten innings of work, with 18 punch-outs during the first nine frames, in the Angels’ eventual 2-1 victory.

1979       Dan Marino and John Elway are selected fourth and seventeenth, respectively, by the Kansas City Royals during the free-agent baseball draft. The two future NFL Hall of Fame quarterbacks will never appear in the major leagues, but Elway will play 42 games for Oneonta in the New York-Penn League in 1982 after being redrafted by the Yankees batting .318 with a .432 OBP.

1986       The Orioles beat the Yankees 18-9 in the longest nine-inning game ever played in American League history. The Bronx ballpark contest, which features 36 hits, 16 walks, and two errors, takes four hours and sixteen minutes to complete.

1987       Angels’ hurler Don Sutton (312) loses to Phil Niekro (314), who throws seven and one-third scoreless innings for the Indians in a 2-0 win at Anaheim. It is the third time this century, all occurring during the past two seasons, that two 300-game winners have started against one another.

1989       After the Pirates take a 10-0 lead in Philadelphia by sending 16 batters to the plate in the first inning, Pirates’ broadcaster Jim Rooker announces if the Bucs lose the game he’ll walk back to Pittsburgh. True to his word, the radio by-by-play man organizes a charity walk from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh after the season as a result of the Phillies’ comeback win over the Pirates, 15-11.

1989       Steve Jeltz becomes the first player in the 106-year history of the franchise to homer from both sides of the plate when his two round-trippers help the Phillies overcome a 10-0 first-inning deficit to beat the Pirates at Veterans Stadium, 15-11. The switch-hitting shortstop will hit only five home runs during his entire big league career, which includes 1,749 at-bats.

1993       After serving as Milwaukee’s mascot from 1973 to 1984, Bernie Brewer comes out of retirement after an eight-year absence. Once renown for sliding into a mug of beer after hometown homers, the mustachioed costumed character is brought back by popular demand when the fans vote for his reinstatement by an overwhelming 21,751 to 1,389 margin.

1996       With two outs in the bottom of the ninth and LSU down by a run, Warren Morris hits the first-ever College World Series-ending walk-off home run, giving the Tigers a dramatic come-from-behind 9-8 win over Miami. The second baseman, who missed 39 games this year due to a broken bone in his right wrist, hadn’t hit a round-tripper this season.

1997       En route to a 2-0 shutout of the Tigers, Mariners’ southpaw Randy Johnson strikes out 15 batters. The Big Unit’s performance marks the 74th time he has reached double digits in punch-outs in his career.

2001       For the first time in major league history, the two Texas teams play one another during the regular season. The Astros beat the Rangers, 5-4, in the first game of the Lone Star Series played in Arlington, Texas.

2001       Damion Easley becomes the ninth player in Tiger history to hit for the cycle and the first Detroit player since 1993 when Travis Fryman accomplished the feat. The New York City native’s eighth-inning triple to right field completes the deed in the 9-4 victory over the Brewers.

2001       In front of a record-setting crowd of 45,936 at the new Comiskey Park, the White Sox beat their North Side rivals in ten innings when Carlos Lee hits a two-out walk-off grand slam to give the Pale Hose a dramatic victory over the Cubs, 7-3.

2001       The Mariners establish the franchise’s longest winning streak, collecting their 15th straight victory. The eventual AL West division champs’ record improves to 47-12 when they beat the Padres at Safeco Field, 7-1.

2005       The Phillies trade infielder Placido Polanco to the Tigers for right-hander reliever Ugueth Urbina and utility infielder Ramon Martinez. A two-time All-Star closer, Urbina will become the setup man for Billy Wagner in Philadelphia, and Polanco will become the starting second baseman in Detroit.

2005       Going yard twice in his 4-for-4 day, Alex Rodriguez becomes the 40th and youngest big leaguer to hit 400 career home runs. On the 316th day of the 29th year of his life, the Yankee superstar third baseman, who surpasses Ken Griffey Jr. for the honor, connects for a solo shot off Brewers’ southpaw Jorge De La Rosa in the eighth inning for the milestone marker.

2007       In the third inning of a 10-3 loss to Boston at Chase Field, Julio Lugo tags out a surprised Alberto Callaspo, taking a lead off second base. The Diamondbacks’ baserunner is the victim of the hidden ball trick when he doesn’t realize the Red Sox shortstop had never returned the ball to the pitcher.

2007       With their 3-0 victory over Detroit at Comerica Park, the Mets begin a span of 18 games to become the first team in baseball history to play six consecutive series against six different clubs that all participated in the previous playoffs season. New York will compile an 8-10 record during the stretch playing against the Tigers, Dodgers, Yankees, Twins, A’s, and the Cardinals.

2008       Rich Harden begins the game by striking out the side on nine pitches in the A’s 7-3 victory over the Angels at Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum. Maicer Izturis, Howie Kendrick, and Garret Anderson all go down swinging in the 33-year-old right-hander’s immaculate inning.

2010       The much anticipated major league debut of Stephen Strasburg lives up to its hype when the 21-year-old whiffs 14 batters in seven innings in the Nationals’ 5-2 victory over the Pirates. Baffling Pittsburgh with a mix of 100-mph fastballs and devastating curves, the right-handed rookie’s strikeout total is second only to Houston’s J.R. Richard, who fanned 15 Giants in his 1971 debut.

2010       Tim Wakefield tosses 7.1 innings in Boston’s 3-2 victory over Cleveland at Progressive Field to become the Red Sox’s all-time leader innings pitched. The 43-year-old right-handed knuckleballer surpasses Roger Clemens, who had established the mark during his 13 seasons with the club by throwing 2,776 frames.

2010       At the age of 20 years and 212 days, Mike Stanton becomes the second-youngest player to debut with the Marlins, with Miguel Cabrera remaining the youngest by 149 days. The rookie right fielder’s impressive debut, 3-for-5 scoring two runs in Florida’s 10-8 loss to Philadelphia, is overshadowed by the much-anticipated start of Washington’s Wonder Boy, Stephen Strasburg, in the nation’s capital.

2011       The Mets choose Brandon Nimmo as the 13th overall player in the MLB June Amateur Draft, making him the first Wyoming student selected in the first round. The 18-year-old, who could not play for a Cheyenne East HS team because the Equality State does not offer high school baseball programs, batted .448 with fifteen home runs and 34 stolen bases in 70 games for his American Legion Post 6 club.

2012       Six Mariners pitchers combine in the franchise’s third no-hitter when starter Kevin Millwood leaves the game with an injury, and five relievers keep the Dodgers hitless in the team’s 1-0 victory at Safeco Field. Brian Runge, the home plate umpire, was also behind the dish for Philip Humber’s perfect game, making him the first ump to call balls and strikes for two no-hitters in one season since Drew Coble accomplished the feat in 1990.

2016       Kelly Johnson becomes the only second player in baseball history to be traded from one team to another in consecutive seasons when the Mets obtained him from the Braves for minor league right-hander Akeel Morris and cash. Backstop Chad Kreuter was dealt by the White Sox to the Angels in 1997 and then again in 1998.

2019       Joining Nolan Ryan (34), Johnny Oates (26), and Ivan Rodriguez (7), Adrian Beltre, who wore #29, becomes the fourth Ranger to have his uniform number retired by the team. In his eight seasons with the club, the Texas third baseman batted .304 with 199 homers and 699 RBI in 1098 games, after joining the team as a free agent in 2011.

TV WEDNESDAY

COLLEGE SOFTBALLTIME ETTV
WORLD SERIES GAME 1: OKLAHOMA VS TEXAS8:30PMESPN
MLBTIME ETTV
DETROIT AT PITTSBURGH12:35PMMLBN
ATTSN-PIT
BALLY SPORTS
TORONTO AT KANSAS CITY2:10PMBALLY SPORTS
SPORTSNET
ARIZONA AT CINCINNATI6:40PMBALLY SPORTS
SEATTLE AT HOUSTON6:40PMATTSN-SW
ROOT SPORTS
WASHINGTON AT MIAMI6:40PMMASN/2
BALLY SPORTS
CHI. CUBS AT BALTIMORE7:05PMMASN/2
MARQ
ST. LOUIS AT TAMPA BAY7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
TEXAS AT CLEVELAND7:10PMBALLY SPORTS
OAKLAND AT ATLANTA7:20PMNBCS-CA
BALLY SPORTS
NY YANKEES AT MINNESOTA7:40PMYES
BALLY SPORTS
LA DODGERS AT CHI. WHITE SOX8:10PMSPORTSNET
NBCS-CHI
PHILADELPHIA AT MILWAUKEE8:10PMNBCS-PHI
BALLY SPORTS
BOSTON AT LA ANGELS9:38PMMLBN
NESN
BALLY SPORTS
NY METS AT SAN DIEGO9:40PMMLBN
BALLY SPORTS
SNY
COLORADO AT SAN FRNACISCO9:45PMATTSN-RM
NBCS-BAY
NBA PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
NBA FINALS GAME 3: GOLDEN STATE AT BOSTON9:00PMABC
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: BELGIUM VS POLAND2:45PMFS1
BRASILEIRÃO: AMÉRICA MINEIRO VS CEARÁ6:00PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: RB BRAGANTINO VS FLAMENGO7:30PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: FLUMINENSE VS ATLÉTICO MINEIRO8:30PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: CHICAGO RED STARS VS WASHINGTON SPIRIT8:00PMPARAMOUNT+
NWSL: SAN DIEGO WAVE VS PORTLAND THORNS10:00PMPARAMOUNT+
WNBATIME ETTV
CHICAGO AT WASHINGTON8:00PMCBSSN

MLB STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY YANKEES4015.72723 – 717 – 819 – 1016 – 45 – 18 – 2W 7
TORONTO3322.600718 – 1015 – 129 – 107 – 514 – 58 – 2W 2
TAMPA BAY3223.582819 – 1313 – 1010 – 65 – 712 – 96 – 4W 1
BOSTON2927.51811.513 – 1416 – 137 – 146 – 714 – 47 – 3W 6
BALTIMORE2433.4211715 – 159 – 1811 – 165 – 84 – 65 – 5W 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MINNESOTA3225.56117 – 1215 – 138 – 717 – 107 – 64 – 6L 1
CHI WHITE SOX2627.491412 – 1314 – 1411 – 117 – 124 – 34 – 6W 3
CLEVELAND2526.490412 – 913 – 175 – 512 – 85 – 77 – 3L 1
DETROIT2233.400915 – 157 – 186 – 911 – 111 – 86 – 4W 1
KANSAS CITY1737.31513.59 – 198 – 181 – 711 – 172 – 72 – 8L 3
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
HOUSTON3620.64315 – 721 – 133 – 611 – 219 – 107 – 3W 1
LA ANGELS2730.4749.515 – 1512 – 155 – 136 – 212 – 110 – 10L 13
TEXAS2629.4739.513 – 1613 – 135 – 83 – 214 – 164 – 6W 1
SEATTLE2531.4461112 – 1013 – 215 – 126 – 410 – 106 – 4L 1
OAKLAND2037.35116.57 – 2313 – 147 – 105 – 96 – 141 – 9L 7
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
NY METS3820.65519 – 819 – 1219 – 75 – 213 – 97 – 3L 1
ATLANTA2927.518815 – 1414 – 1310 – 107 – 69 – 87 – 3W 6
PHILADELPHIA2629.47310.515 – 1511 – 146 – 142 – 211 – 95 – 5W 5
MIAMI2330.43412.513 – 1410 – 1613 – 72 – 46 – 145 – 5W 1
WASHINGTON2136.36816.59 – 1812 – 185 – 155 – 69 – 114 – 6L 1
CENTRAL
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
MILWAUKEE3324.57915 – 1018 – 149 – 719 – 113 – 54 – 6L 4
ST. LOUIS3224.5710.516 – 1116 – 134 – 614 – 89 – 56 – 4L 1
PITTSBURGH2429.453713 – 1611 – 133 – 19 – 1911 – 76 – 4L 1
CHI CUBS2333.4119.511 – 2012 – 131 – 213 – 157 – 104 – 6L 3
CINCINNATI2035.3641212 – 158 – 203 – 59 – 114 – 145 – 5W 2
WEST
TEAMWLPCTGBHOMEROADEASTCENTRALWESTLAST 10STREAK
LA DODGERS3520.63617 – 1018 – 109 – 88 – 514 – 54 – 6L 3
SAN DIEGO3422.6071.514 – 1120 – 1110 – 615 – 108 – 55 – 5W 1
SAN FRANCISCO2925.5375.513 – 1216 – 1313 – 105 – 67 – 85 – 5L 1
ARIZONA2631.4561014 – 1612 – 1511 – 87 – 95 – 133 – 7L 4
COLORADO2431.4361116 – 168 – 158 – 166 – 45 – 84 – 6W 1

X – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Y – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT