INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 4 ON INDIANA SRN

NEW PALESTINE AT MT. VERNON

CATHEDRAL AT CHATARD

SB ADAMS AT SB ST. JOSEPH

EASTERN HANCOCK AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL

COVENANT CHRISTIAN AT NORTH PUTNAM (RADIO)

INDIANA AP FOOTBALL POLLS

6A

RANK-SCHOOLFPVRCDTPPVS
1. BROWNSBURG(9)3-03062
2. CENTER GROVE(7)2-12941
3. INDPLS CATHEDRAL2-12383
4. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN3-02004
5. INDPLS BEN DAVIS2-11566
6. WARREN CENTRAL2-11365
7. CARMEL1-21167
8. WESTFIELD2-182T9
9. CARROLL (FORT WAYNE)3-064T9
10. WARSAW3-044NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: FISHERS 36. CROWN POINT 30. ELKHART 30. PENN 26. ZIONSVILLE 2.

5A

RANK-SCHOOLFPVRCDTPPVS
1. WHITELAND(14)3-03162
2. MISHAWAKA(2)3-02643
3. MERRILLVILLE2-12441
4. FRANKLIN3-02146
5. FT. WAYNE SNIDER2-12004
6. VALPARAISO2-11367
7. CASTLE3-01169
8. DECATUR CENTRAL1-2705
9. LAFAYETTE HARRISON2-156NR
10. FT. WAYNE DWENGER2-14610

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: FT. WAYNE NORTH 32. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 32. EV. NORTH 20. MICHIGAN CITY 8. TERRE HAUTE NORTH 4. TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 2.

4A

RANK-SCHOOLFPVRCDTPPVS
1. NEW PALESTINE(14)3-03341
2. INDPLS RONCALLI(3)3-03062
3. MOORESVILLE3-02543
4. NEW PRAIRIE3-01745
5. KOKOMO3-01706
6. NORTHWOOD3-01547
7. E. CENTRAL2-11364
8. INDPLS BREBEUF1-1968
9. MARTINSVILLE3-0849
10. MT. VERNON (HANCOCK)1-27010

3A

RANK-SCHOOLFPVRCDTPPVS
1. W. LAFAYETTE(9)3-03022
2. INDPLS CHATARD(6)2-12721
3. GIBSON SOUTHERN(1)3-02583
4. WESTERN BOONE3-01984
5. GUERIN CATHOLIC3-01725
6. NORWELL3-01526
7. TRI-WEST2-1769
(TIE) DELTA3-07610
9. OAK HILL3-068NR
10. HANOVER CENTRAL3-044NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: CHARLESTOWN 32. SOUTHRIDGE 28. LAWRENCEBURG 18. OWEN VALLEY 16. GLENN 14. TIPPECANOE VALLEY 10. VINCENNES 10. HERITAGE HILLS 8. FAIRFIELD 6.

2A

RANK-SCHOOLFPVRCDTPPVS
1. LINTON(10)3-02883
2. INDPLS SCECINA(1)3-02824
3. EV. MATER DEI(2)2-12621
4. ANDREAN(2)1-22305
5. LAVILLE(2)3-02029
6. EASTBROOK2-11402
7. LAFAYETTE CATHOLIC2-112810
8. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN2-11006
9. TRITON CENTRAL2-1807
10. FT. WAYNE LUERS1-2628

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: CASS 58. ROCHESTER 12. ALEXANDRIA 8. EASTSIDE 8. BROWNSTOWN 4. PERRY CENTRAL 4. EASTERN (GREENTOWN) 2.

1A

RANK-SCHOOLFPVRCDTPPVS
1. INDPLS LUTHERAN(14)3-03141
2. ADAMS CENTRAL(2)3-02842
3. S. ADAMS3-02483
4. N. JUDSON3-01964
5. INDPLS PARK TUDOR3-01745
6. N. DECATUR3-01708
7. TRI3-01207
8. CARROLL (FLORA)3-096T9
9. S. PUTNAM2-154NR
10. SHERIDAN2-132NR

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: MONROE CENTRAL 22. CLINTON PRAIRIE 18. COVENANT CHRISTIAN 10. TECUMSEH 8. MADISON-GRANT 6. SPRINGS VALLEY 4. PROVIDENCE 2. W. CENTRAL 2.

INDIANA COACHES FOOTBALL POLLS

6A

1 BROWNSBURG 3-0 (8) 98

2 CENTER GROVE 2-1 (2) 87

3 INDPLS CATHEDRAL 2-1 73

4 BEN DAVIS 2-1 62

5 HAMILTON SE 3-0 59

6 CARMEL 1-2 `48

7 WARREN CENTRAL 2-1 42

8 CARROLL (ALLEN) 3-0 26

9 PENN 2-1 18

10 WESTFIELD 2-1 11

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

FISHERS 3-0 (10), WARSAW 3-0 (5), ELKHART 3-0 (3), HOMESTEAD 3-0 (3),

LAWRENCE CENTRAL 1-2 (3), CROWN POINT 3-0 (2)

5A

1 WHITELAND 3-0 (9) 99

2 MISHAWAKA 3-0 (1) 82

3 MERRILLVILLE 2-1 73

FW SNIDER 2-1 73

5 FRANKLIN 3-0 54

6 VALPARAISO 2-1 45

7 FW DWENGER 2-1 38

8 DECATUR CENTRAL 1-2 26

9 CASTLE 2-1 17

10 HARRISON (WL) 2-1 16

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 2-1 (10), FW NORTH 1-2 (10), MICHIGAN CITY 1-2 (7)

4A

1 NEW PALESTINE 3-0 (6) 95

2 INDPLS RONCALLI 3-0 (4) 94

3 MOORESVILLE 3-0 76

4 KOKOMO 3-0 60

5 EAST CENTRAL 2-1 52

6 NORTHWOOD 3-0 44

7 BREBEUF JESUIT 1-1 30

NEW PRAIRIE 3-0 30

9 MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE) 1-2 23

10 MARTINSVILLE 3-0 18

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

GREENFIELD CENTRAL 2-1 (10), EVANSVILLE REITZ 3-0 (8), EAST NOBLE 2-1 (4), HOBART 1-2 (2),

LOGANSPORT 2-1 (2), EDGEWOOD 1-2 (1), NORTHVIEW 3-0 (1)

3A

1 INDPLS CHATARD 2-1 (6) 96

2 WEST LAFAYETTE 3-0 (4) 92

3 GIBSON SOUTHERN 3-0 82

4 WESTERN BOONE 3-0 61

5 GUERIN CATHOLIC 3-0 54

6 TRI-WEST 2-1 42

7 NORWELL 3-0 27

8 HANOVER CENTRAL 3-0 24

9 LAWRENCEBURG 2-1 19

10 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 1-2 10

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

DELTA 3-0 (8), OWEN VALLEY 3-0 (7), OAK HILL 3-0 (5), SOUTHRIDGE 3-0 (5),

VINCENNES LINCOLN 2-1 (4), DANVILLE 1-2 (3), HERITAGE HILLS 2-1 (3), CHARLESTOWN 3-0 (1),

TWIN LAKES 1-2 (1)

2A

1 LINTON-STOCKTON 3-0 (7) 97

2 ANDREAN 1-2 (2) 84

3 INDPLS SCECINA 3-0 (1) 80

4 EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 2-1 56

5 EASTBROOK 2-1 44

6 LAFAYETTE CC 2-1 43

7 LAVILLE 3-0 37

8 FW LUERS 1-2 30

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 2-1 30

10 TRITON CENTRAL 2-1 23

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

EASTSIDE 1-2 (12), EASTERN (GREENTOWN) 2-1 (11), ALEXANDRIA 2-1 (6),

EASTERN (PEKIN) 1-2 (3), BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 2-1 (1), LEWIS CASS 3-0 (1), SULLIVAN 2-1 (1)

1A

1 INDPLS LUTHERAN 3-0 (9) 99

2 ADAMS CENTRAL 3-0 (1) 91

3 SOUTH ADAMS 3-0 70

4 PARK TUDOR 3-0 64

5 NORTH JUDSON 3-0 ` 59

6 NORTH DECATUR 3-0 55

7 CARROLL (FLORA) 3-0 34

8 TRI 3-0 32

9 MONROE CENTRAL 2-1 18

10 SOUTH PUTNAM 2-1 7

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

TRITON 2-1 (5), SHERIDAN 2-1 (4), SPRINGS VALLEY 2-1 (4), EDINBURGH 3-0 (3),

COVENANT CHRISTIAN 1-2 (1), MADISON-GRANT 3-0 (1), PIONEER 1-2 (1)

INDIANA BOYS TENNIS POLL

1.HARRISON

2.CARMEL

3.NORTH CENTRAL

4.ZIONSVILLE

5.HSE

6.FISHERS

7.COLUMBUS NORTH

8.CENTER GROVE

9.HOMESTEAD

10.BLOOMINGTON S

11.PENN

12.FW CARROLL

13.BREBEUF

14.FLOYD CENTRAL

15.PARK TUDOR

16.CATHEDRAL

17.MUNSTER

18.JASPER

19.AVON

20.CULVER

21.WESTFIELD

22.GOSHEN

23.PLAINFIELD

24.NOBLESVILLE

25.LOOGOOTEE

26.WHITELAND

27.SB ST JOSEPH

28.GUERIN CATHOLIC

29.FW LEO

30.BROWNSBURG

INDIANA BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY POLLS

BOYS

  1. CARMEL
  2. ZIONSVILLE
  3. NOBLESVILLE
  4. COLUMBUS NORTH
  5. VALPARAISO
  6. FISHERS
  7. CENTER GROVE
  8. BREBEUF
  9. FRANKLIN CENTRAL
  10. BLOOMINGTON NORTH
  11. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
  12. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
  13. NORTHRIDGE
  14. PORTAGE
  15. BROWNSBURG
  16. GOSHEN
  17. LAKE CENTRAL
  18. WESTFIELD
  19. MT VERNON
  20. WARSAW
  21. PENN
  22. FLOYD CENTRAL
  23. GUERIN CARHOLIC
  24. CHESTERTON
  25. CHATARD

INDIANA GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY POLL

  1. COLUMBUS NORTH
  2. NOBLESVILLE
  3. CARMEL
  4. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
  5. FRANKLIN CENTRAL
  6. NORTH CENTRAL
  7. HOMESTEAD
  8. FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA
  9. WESTFIELD
  10. BROWNSBURG
  11. ZIONSVILLE
  12. VALPARAISO
  13. FORT WAYNE CARROLL
  14. PENN
  15. FLOYD CENTRAL
  16. PRINCETON
  17. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH
  18. NORTHVIEW
  19. CHATARD
  20. EAST NOBLE
  21. LAKE CENTRAL
  22. AVON
  23. NORTHRIDGE
  24. GUERIN CATHOLIC
  25. CHESTERTON

INDIANA BOYS AND GIRLS SOCCER RANKINGS

BOYS

3A BOYS

1. ZIONSVILLE

2. CHESTERTON

3. NOBLESVILLE

4. HAMILTON SE

5. CARMEL

6. FISHERS

7. COLUMBUS NORTH

8. CASTLE

9. VALPARAISO

10. PENN

11. PERRY MERIDIAN

12. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH

13. WARSAW

14. LAKE CENTRAL

15. PIKE

16. MUNSTER

17. ELKHART

18. WESTFIELD

19. GOSHEN

20. CENTER GROVE

2A BOYS

1. WEST LAFAYETTE

2. EV. MEMORIAL

3. BREBEUF JESUIT

4. CANTERBURY

5. MISHAWAKA MARIAN

6. CONCORDIA LUTHERAN

7. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (INDPLS)

8. CULVER ACADEMIES

9. SPEEDWAY

10. SB ST. JOSEPH

11. BREMEN

12. BISHOP DWENGER

13. HERITAGE HILLS

14. GUERIN CATHOLIC

15. LAWRENCEBURG

16. PROVIDENCE

17. YORKTOWN

18. BATESVILLE

19. CASCADE

20. LEO

1A BOYS

1. PARK TUDOR

2. WESTVIEW

3. UNIVERSITY

4. FAITH CHRISTIAN

5. CARROLL (FLORA)

6. KOUTS

7. FOREST PARK

8. COVENANT CHRISTIAN (INDPLS)

9. SWITZERLAND COUNTY

10. SOUTH KNOX

11. PROVIDENCE CRISTO REY

12. NORTH WHITE

13. BETHANY CHRISTIAN

14. SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER)

15. WHEELER

16. OLDENBURG ACADEMY

17. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC

18. NORTH PUTNAM

19. SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBY)

20. BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN

GIRLS

3A GIRLS

1. NOBLESVILLE

2. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN

3. CARMEL

4. CASTLE

5. SAINT JOSEPH

6. CENTER GROVE

7. ZIONSVILLE

8. CATHEDRAL

9. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH

10. HOMESTEAD

11. EVANSVILLE REITZ

12. CHESTERTON

13. FISHERS

14. CROWN POINT

15. EAST CENTRAL

16. NORTH CENTRAL

17. WESTFIELD

18. MT VERNON

19. WARSAW

20. LAKE CENTRAL

2A GIRLS

1. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL

2. BREBEUF JESUIT

3. MISHAWAKA MARIAN

4. CHATARD

5. GUERIN CATHOLIC

6. BISHOP DWENGER

7. TRI WEST

8. LEO

9. BELLMONT

10. SILVER CREEK

11. LAWRENCEBURG

12. HANOVER CENTRAL

13. BATESVILLE

14. GIBSON SOUTHERN

15. WEST LAFAYETTE

16. NORTHWESTERN

17. HAMILTON HEIGHTS

18. HERITAGE HILLS

19. NORTHWOOD

20. JASPER

1A GIRLS

1. PARK TUDOR

2. PROVIDENCE

3. HERITAGE CHRISTIAN

4. EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN

5. FAITH CHRISTIAN

6. MATER DEI

7. ANDREAN

8. OLDENBURG

9. SWITZERLAND COUNTY

10. TRINITY

11. WESTVIEW

12. COVENANT CHRISTIAN

13. ARGOS

14. FW CANTERBURY

15. FW BLACKHAWK

16. NORTHEAST DUBOIS

17. DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN

18. FOREST PARK

19. MUNCIE BURRIS

20. SULLIVAN

INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SCORES:

https://www.maxpreps.com/in/volleyball/scores/?date=9/6/2022

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SCORES:

https://www.maxpreps.com/in/soccer/scores/?date=9/6/2022

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER SCORES:

https://www.maxpreps.com/in/soccer/girls/scores/?date=9/6/2022

AP COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL

  1. ALABAMA (44 1ST PLACE VOTES)
  2. GEORGIA (17)
  3. OHIO STATE (2)
  4. MICHIGAN
  5. CLEMSON
  6. TEXAS A&M
  7. OKLAHOMA
  8. NOTRE DAME
  9. BAYLOR
  10. USC
  11. OKLAHOMA STATE
  12. FLORIDA
  13. UTAH
  14. MICHIGAN STATE
  15. MIAMI
  16. ARKANSAS
  17. PITTSBURGH
  18. NC STATE
  19. WISCONSIN
  20. KENTUCKY
  21. BYU
  22. OLE MISS
  23. WAKE FOREST
  24. TENNESSEE
  25. HOUSTON

OREGON 131, PENN STATE 122, TEXAS 118, CINCINNATI 63, FLORIDA STATE 42, FRESNO STATE 22, UCF 22, MINNESOTA 22, KANSAS STATE 18, AUBURN 15, MISSISSIPPI STATE 10, AIR FORCE 8, OREGON STATE 5, NORTH CAROLINA 3, SOUTH CAROLINA 2, PURDUE 1, UCLA 1, ARIZONA 1

COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES POLL

1 ALABAMA (57)

2 GEORGIA (6)

3 OHIO STATE (2)

4 CLEMSON

5 MICHIGAN

6 TEXAS A&M

7 OKLAHOMA

8 BAYLOR

9 NOTRE DAME

10 OKLAHOMA STATE

11 MICHIGAN STATE

12 USC

13 NC STATE

14 PITTSBURGH

15 UTAH

16 MIAMI (FL)

17 ARKANSAS

18 WISCONSIN

19 FLORIDA

20 KENTUCKY

21 WAKE FOREST

22 TEXAS

23 MISSISSIPPI

24 OREGON

25 BYU

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: TENNESSEE (143), PENN STATE (138), HOUSTON (137), CINCINNATI (61), IOWA (44), MISSISSIPPI STATE (34), FLORIDA STATE (33), UCF (23), FRESNO STATE (21), AIR FORCE (18), AUBURN (15), TCU (7), UCLA (6), SOUTH CAROLINA (6), UTAH STATE (5), MINNESOTA (5), SYRACUSE (4), OREGON STATE (3), UL LAFAYETTE (1), TEXAS TECH (1), NORTHWESTERN (1), NORTH CAROLINA (1).

WEEK 2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

LOUISVILLE AT UCF | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2

BOISE STATE AT NEW MEXICO | 9 P.M. | CBSSN

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

ALABAMA AT TEXAS | 12 P.M. | FOX

ARKANSAS STATE AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

SOUTHERN MISS AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

SOUTH CAROLINA AT ARKANSAS | 12 P.M. | ESPN

WAKE FOREST AT VANDERBILT | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

MISSOURI AT KANSAS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2

WESTERN ILLINOIS AT MINNESOTA | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

DUKE AT NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | FS1

OHIO AT PENN STATE | 12 P.M. | ABC

NORTH CAROLINA AT GEORGIA STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPNU

UTSA AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN AT NC STATE | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN3

SOUTH ALABAMA AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

SOUTHERN UTAH AT UTAH | 1:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

LAFAYETTE AT TEMPLE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

WESTERN MICHIGAN AT BALL STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

MARSHALL AT NOTRE DAME | 2:30 P.M. | NBC

FURMAN AT CLEMSON | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

APPALACHIAN STATE AT TEXAS A&M | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2

TENNESSEE AT PITT | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

WASHINGTON STATE AT WISCONSIN | 3:30 P.M. | FOX

KENNESAW STATE AT CINCINNATI | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

COLORADO AT AIR FORCE | 3:30 P.M. | CBS

MEMPHIS AT NAVY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

SAMFORD AT GEORGIA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

AKRON AT MICHIGAN STATE | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

HOUSTON AT TEXAS TECH | 4 P.M. | FS1

IOWA STATE AT IOWA | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

VIRGINIA AT ILLINOIS | 4 P.M. | ESPNU

INDIANA STATE AT PURDUE | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

WAGNER AT RUTGERS | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

EASTERN KENTUCKY AT BOWLING GREEN | 4 P.M. | ESPN3

NORFOLK STATE AT JAMES MADISON | 4 P.M. | ESPN3

ALABAMA STATE AT UCLA | 5 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

KANSAS AT WEST VIRGINIA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

OLD DOMINION AT EAST CAROLINA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

HOLY CROSS AT BUFFALO | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

ROBERT MORRIS AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 6 P.M. | ESPN3

GARDNER-WEBB AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

SE LOUISIANA AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 6 P.M. | ESPN3

UAB AT LIBERTY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

KENT STATE AT OKLAHOMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

KENTUCKY AT FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN

CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT OLE MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SEC NETWORK+

SYRACUSE AT UCONN | 7 P.M. | CBSSN

WESTERN CAROLINA AT GEORGIA TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/ACCNX

UMASS AT TOLEDO | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

ALCORN STATE AT TULANE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

LAMAR AT SMU | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

HOWARD AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT TULSA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

EASTERN MICHIGAN AT LOUISIANA | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK

ALABAMA A&M AT TROY | 7 P.M. | ESPN3

FIU AT TEXAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN AT LOUISIANA TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN3

ARIZONA STATE AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2

USC AT STANFORD | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

SAN JOSE STATE AT AUBURN | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU

SOUTHERN AT LSU | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT NEBRASKA | 7:30 P.M. | FS1

TEXAS SOUTHERN AT NORTH TEXAS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN3

MCNEESE AT RICE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN3

HAWAI’I AT MICHIGAN | 8 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

TARLETON AT TCU | 8 P.M. | ESPN+

IDAHO AT INDIANA | 8 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

BOSTON COLLEGE AT VIRGINIA TECH | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

NICHOLLS AT UL MONROE | 8 P.M. | ESPN3

EASTERN WASHINGTON AT OREGON | 8:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

NEW MEXICO STATE AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | ESPN+

BAYLOR AT BYU | 10:15 P.M. | ESPN

OREGON STATE AT FRESNO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN

MISSISSIPPI STATE AT ARIZONA | 11 P.M. | FS1

NFL WEEK ONE AND TWO SCHEDULES

WEEK 1

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2022

BUFFALO BILLS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (THU) 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:25P (MST) 4:25P CBS

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

NEW YORK GIANTS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

DENVER BRONCOS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (MON) 5:15P (PT) 8:15P ESPN/ABC

WEEK 2

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (THU) 7:15P (CT) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2022

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

NEW YORK JETS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

ATLANTA FALCONS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P FOX

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P CBS

HOUSTON TEXANS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS

CHICAGO BEARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2022

TENNESSEE TITANS AT BUFFALO BILLS (MON) 7:15P (ET) 7:15P ESPN

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (MON) 8:30P (ET) 8:30P ABC

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

ATLANTA 10 OAKLAND 9

MINNESOTA AT NY YANKEES POSTPONED

TAMPA BAY 8 BOSTON 4

BALTIMORE 9 TORONTO 6

CLEVELAND 4 KANSAS CITY 1

TEXAS 4 HOUSTON 3

LA ANGELS 5 DETROIT 4 (10)

SEATTLE 3 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 0

PITTSBURGH 8 NY METS 2

PHILADELPHIA 3 MIAMI 2

CHICAGO CUBS 9 CINCINNATI 3

ST. LOUIS 4 WASHINGTON 1

COLORADO 10 MILWAUKEE 7 (10)

SAN DIEGO 6 ARIZONA 5

LA DODGERS 6 SAN FRANCISCO 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

OMAHA 8 INDIANAPOLIS 7

WNBA PLAYOFFS

CONNECTICUT 104 CHICAGO 80

LAS VEGAS 97 SEATTLE 92

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

AP Top 25: Georgia moves up to No. 2, passing Ohio State

(AP) — Georgia moved up to No. 2 in the first Associated Press college football poll of the regular season, passing Ohio State, after the defending national champions dominated their opener.

Alabama remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank released Tuesday, receiving 44 of 63 first-place votes from the media panel and 1,552 points.

The Bulldogs narrowed the gap on the Crimson Tide after beating Oregon 49-3 on Saturday. Georgia received 17 first-place votes.

Ohio State slipped to No. 3 and received two first-place votes. Michigan moved up four spots to No. 4.

Clemson dropped a spot to No. 5.

Florida debuted at No. 12 after its thrilling victory at home against Utah on Saturday night. The Utes slipped six spots to No. 13 after the loss.

The rest of the top 10 was Texas A&M at No. 6, followed by Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Baylor and Southern California.

USC is in the top 10 for the first time since the final regular-season poll of 2017, when the Trojans were eighth.

The eighth-ranked Fighting Irish dropped three spots out of the top five after losing 21-10 at Ohio State.

POLL POINTS

Georgia has been ranked No. 1 or 2 in 15 of the last 17 polls, with the other two weeks at No. 3.

Since 2017, Georgia has been ranked No. 2 in the country 13 times and No. 1 nine times, all last season.

From 1981 – the season after Georgia won the national title – to 2016, the Bulldogs were ranked in the top two a total of 10 times.

IN

– Florida’s jump from unranked to No. 12 is the biggest for an unranked team since the first regular-season poll of 2016, when Texas landed at No. 11 and Wisconsin at No. 10 after Week 1 victories.

– No. 24 Tennessee is ranked for the first time under second-year coach Josh Heupel.

OUT

– Oregon’s humbling loss to Georgia sent the Ducks all the way out of the rankings. It’s the first time Oregon has been unranked in a poll for which it was eligible since the last regular-season AP Top 25 of 2020.

– Cincinnati dropped out after losing at Arkansas by a touchdown, its first regular-season loss since late in the 2019 season.

For the Bearcats, who made the College Football Playoff last year, it snapped a run of 45 consecutive poll appearances, which was the fifth-longest active streak in the country.

CONFERENCE CALL

Florida and Tennessee moving into the rankings gives the SEC eight ranked teams, the most for a conference since the SEC had eight three times in 2020.

The record for ranked teams from one conference is 10 by the SEC early in the 2018 season. From 2011-18, the SEC had eight teams ranked in a AP Top 25 a total of 14 times.

SEC – 8 (Nos. 1, 2, 6, 12, 16, 20, 22, 24).

ACC – 5 (Nos. 5, 15, 17, 18, 23).

Big Ten – 4 (Nos. 3, 4, 14, 19).

Big 12 – 3 (Nos. 7, 9, 11).

Pac-12 – 2 (Nos. 10, 13).

Independents – 2 (Nos. 8, 21).

American – 1 (No. 25).

RANKED vs. RANKED

No. 9 Baylor at No. 21 BYU. Future Big 12 matchup.

No. 20 Kentucky at No. 12 Florida. The first time both will be ranked when they play since 2007.

No. 24 Tennessee at No. 17 Pitt. First SEC/ACC ranked nonconference matchup of the season.

NFL THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PREVIEW: BUFFALO AT LA RAMS

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Bills lead all-time series, 8-5

STREAKS Bills have won past 2

LAST GAME 9/27/20: Rams 35 at Bills 32

LAST GAME AT SITE 10/9/16: Bills 30, Rams 19 (L.A. Coliseum)

BILLS NOTES:

QB JOSH ALLEN totaled 4,407 passing yards & 42 TDs (36 pass, 6 rush) last season & had career-high 763 rush yards. Is 1st player ever with 100+ TD passes (103) & 30+ rush TDs (31) in 1st 4 seasons. Had 311 pass yards & 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) for 128.9 rating in last meeting. Has 6 TDs (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 122 rating in 2 career games on Thursday. Has 3+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 in primetime. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had career-high 1,098 scrimmage yards (870 rush, 228 rec.) & 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in 2021. Had 121 scrimmage yards (71 rush, 50 rec.) in last meeting. • WR STEFON DIGGS led team with 103 catches & 1,225 rec. yards in 2021. Since 2020, ranks 3rd in NFL with 230 catches. Had 60+ rec. yards in all 8 road games in 2021. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 120+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on Thursday. • WR GABE DAVIS had 549 rec. yards & 6 rec. TDs in 2021. Had 81 rec. yards in last meeting. • TE DAWSON KNOX tied for lead among TEs with career-high 9 rec. TDs last season. Had TD catch in each of final 3 road games in 2021. • LB VON MILLER makes Buf. debut. Appeared in 12 games with LAR in 2021 & totaled 9 sacks & 18 TFL (incl. postseason). Leads all active players with 115.5 career sacks. Has 2.5 sacks in 2 career games vs. LAR. • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS led team with 108 tackles in 2021. • S JORDAN POYER had 91 tackles & 5 INTs last season & is only DB in NFL with 90+ tackles in each of past 5 seasons. Had career-high 13 tackles in last meeting. Has INT in 2 of his past 3 in primetime. • S MICAH HYDE tied career-high with 5 INTs in 2021 & ranks tied-5th among all safeties with 22 INTs since 2013.

RAMS NOTES:

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD ranked 2nd in TD passes (tied career-high 41), 3rd in pass yards (4,886) & 6th in rating (102.9) in 2021. Became 3rd QB (Tom Brady & Trent Dilfer) to win SB in 1st season with new team & 4th QB ever with 2+ TD passes in 4 games within single postseason. Had 2,349 pass yards (293.6 per game) & 21 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 107.7 rating in 8 home starts last season. • RB DARRELL HENDERSON set career highs in scrimmage yards (864), rush yards (688) & scrimmage TDs (8) in 2021. Rushed for 114 yards & TD in last meeting. • WR COOPER KUPP became 4th player since 1970 to lead NFL in receptions (145 – 2ndmost in single season all-time), rec. yards (1,947 – 2nd-most in single season all-time) & rec. TDs (16) in same season in 2021. Had most catches (33) & 2nd-most rec. yards (478) in single postseason ever & became 8th WR to win SB MVP. Has 5+ catches in 21 straight games, 3rd-longest streak ever. Had 9 catches for 107 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON makes LAR debut. Has 495 receptions for 6,409 yards & 40 TDs in 100 career games. • TE TYLER HIGBEE had 61 catches for 560 yards & 5 rec. TDs in 2021. • DL AARON DONALD led team with 12.5 sacks in 2021 & is only player with 10+ sacks in each of past 5 seasons. Can become 3rd player since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of 1st 9 seasons. Had 2 sacks, FF & FR in last meeting. • LB BOBBY WAGNER makes LAR debut. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 170 tackles in 2021 & is only player with 100+ tackles in each of past 10 seasons. • LB LEONARD FLOYD had 9.5 sacks in 2021. Had sack in last meeting. • DB JALEN RAMSEY set career highs in tackles (77) & TFL (9) in 2021.

Bears release renderings for enclosed suburban stadium

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bears plan to build an enclosed suburban stadium that could host Super Bowls, College Football Playoff games and Final Fours.

The Bears released conceptual illustrations Tuesday of the proposed stadium and entertainment complex that would be built on the site of a former horse racing track in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The Bears said the project could include restaurants, office space, a hotel, fitness center, new parks and open areas as well as “other improvements for the community to enjoy.”

“We envision a multi-purpose entertainment district anchored by a new, best-in-class enclosed stadium, providing Chicagoland with a new home worthy of hosting global events such as the Super Bowl, College Football Playoffs, and Final Four,” the team said in a statement.

The Bears said they would not seek public funding for the stadium if the sale of the 326-acre property is completed and if they decide to move there. But they would seek taxpayer assistance for the rest of the project.

The organization signed a purchase agreement last year for the tract of land that’s about 30 miles northwest of Soldier Field. Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips, who announced last week he will retire after this season, has said a deal likely wouldn’t close until early 2023.

The Bears’ lease at Soldier Field, where the team has played since 1971, runs through 2033.

In July, Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot proposed three options for renovating the stadium. One included enclosing it, and another called for rebuilding both end zones with columns that could support a dome. A third option was to modify it to be a multipurpose facility better suited for soccer.

The Bears said Tuesday they will not consider Soldier Field renovations or explore any other potential stadium sites while they are under contract for the property in Arlington Heights.

“Much remains to be decided, but any decision will be made in the best interests of the Bears long-term future, our fans and the Chicagoland community,” the team said.

Of the three illustrations released Tuesday, one is a map showing the stadium near a highway and commuter rail tracks and the mixed-use district southeast of the stadium. Two other aerial illustrations show the stadium and several other buildings and green spaces.

The Bears did not mention what the seating capacity would be at a new stadium, nor potential costs to construct the stadium or develop the rest of the property. They said construction would create more than 48,000 jobs, as well as $9.4 billion in economic impact for the region and provide $3.9 billion in income to workers.

The Bears estimate the completed project would add 9,750 long-term jobs, $1.4 billion in annual economic impact and $601 million a year in income to workers.

The Bears also said the project would generate $16 million in annual tax revenue, in addition to property taxes for Arlington Heights, $9.8 million for Cook County, and $51.3 million for the State of Illinois – calling the possible development “one of the largest development projects in Illinois state history.”

Soldier Field is owned by the Chicago Park District and underwent a $690 million transformation in 2002 that forced the team to play home games at the University of Illinois and ultimately led to the loss of the stadium’s National Historic Landmark designation.

The interior was demolished, replaced by a flying saucer-like, glass-dominated structure cantilevered over the famous Greek and Romanesque colonnades. The clash of styles drew criticism, and the renovation reduced seating for Bears games to 61,500, lowest in the NFL.

The lakefront location and harsh weather make it difficult to maintain the playing surface, and the often choppy condition has also been a sore spot for players and coaches on the Bears, as well as other teams.

Steelers pick Trubisky as starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers will start Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, head coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the team listed rookie Kenny Pickett as the No. 2 quarterback over Mason Rudolph in an updated depth chart.

“We’re really comfortable with what Mitch has shown us,” said Tomlin, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Trubisky’s place as starter appeared secure after his teammates named him one of the Steelers’ five co-captains and he was placed atop the depth chart Monday.

The 2017 No. 2 overall pick is looking to rejuvenate his career after failing to establish himself as the Chicago Bears’ franchise quarterback. Trubisky signed with the Steelers as a free agent this offseason after spending a year as Josh Allen’s backup with the Buffalo Bills.

Tomlin allowed Trubisky, Pickett, and Rudolph to compete during the offseason and training camp. While the rookie did enough to supplant Rudolph as the primary backup, Trubisky was the clear favorite for the No. 1 role during the preseason.

“I’m really pleased with the growth and development of Kenny. That’s why he’s listed as QB2,” said Tomlin.

Trubisky threw for 10,609 yards and 64 touchdowns against 39 interceptions during four seasons in Chicago (50 starts and nine further appearances). He also rushed for 1,081 yards and nine scores.

Wesneski 5 shutout innings in debut, Cubs beat Reds 9-3

CHICAGO (AP) Hayden Wesneski allowed two hits over five shutout innings of relief to win his major league debut, and the Chicago Cubs took advantage of 11 walks to beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-3 Tuesday night for their second win in nine games.

Wesneski (1-0), a 24-year-old right-hander acquired from the New York Yankees on Aug. 1 for reliever Scott Effross, struck out eight and walked one in front of about 20 family members and friends from Texas.

“This was special,” Wesneski said. “I couldn’t have planned it any better. My friends and family are here. I threw really well. I don’t know how much more I could ask for.”

He relieved Wade Miley, who returned from a shoulder injury to make his first start since June 10. Wesneski retired 13 of the first 14 batters around a walk before Spencer Steer doubled with one out in the ninth and Aristides Aquino singled. Wesneski struck out Jake Fraley and Jose Barrero to end the game.

“I’m just the opener,” Miley said.

Wesneski threw at up to 95.7 mph, mixing 26 curveballs and five changeups among 61 pitches and getting four of his eight swings and misses on curves. He was 6-7 with a 3.51 ERA in 23 starts at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 0-2 with a 5.66 ERA in five appearances at Triple-A Iowa.

“I took deep breaths,” Wesneski said. “I have a spot in Wrigley Field where I look at and found earlier in the day. When things were going a little sideways, I looked at it and said, `OK, let’s get locked in’ and went from there. It was the top of the left field foul pole.”

Seiya Suzuki tied the score 3-3 with a two-run homer in the fifth off Justin Dunn. Nick Madrigal poked a two-run single off Fernando Cruz in the sixth that landed in front of right fielder Aristides Aquino. Madrigal’s hit followed Nico Hoerner’s leadoff single against Ian Gibalt (1-1) and Christopher Morel’s walk off Relver Sanmartin.

Chicago scored three runs on batters who reached on walks and another with a batter who was hit by a pitch. Cincinnati’s 11 walks were its most since Aug. 8, 2018.

“We pitched around some of the walks,” Reds manager David Bell said. “Justin did a nice job getting outs but when you walk that many guys, throw that many pitches, it’s going to catch up to you. That’s what happened.”

All of the Cubs’ runs scored with two outs.

Bell was ejected by plate umpire Carlos Torres with two outs in the top of the ninth after complaining about Torres’ strike zone. It was Bell’s third ejection this season and the 19th of his career.

Cincinnati (53-80), which had four hits, is two losses from ensuring a losing record. The Reds began the year trying to string together three straight winning seasons for the first time since four in a row from 1985-88.

Miley, who missed 76 games because of a left shoulder strain, allowed three runs – two earned – and two hits in four innings. He struck out six, walked two and generated 14 swings and misses.

Ian Happ homered in the first, his 26th homer against the Reds.

Kyle Farmer’s homer extended the Reds’ lead to 3-1 in the third

Suzuki, who hit his 11th homer, is batting .349 (22 for 63) with five doubles and two homers in his last 18 games. Suzuki also walked with the bases-loaded in the seventh.

ZOBRIST

Ben Zobrist, a member of the Cubs’ 2016 championship team, is a team ambassador, and President of Baseball Operations Jed Hoyer would like to see Zobrist play a larger role on the baseball side.

“There’s a lot of value to having him around,” Hoyer said. “We haven’t talked about him in a specific role, but I’d love to have him in spring training and have him around the guys. It is a perspective and a career, a work ethic that’s unique.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Reds: CF Nick Senzel was scratched from the starting lineup because of a right ankle sprain and was listed as day-to-day. . RHP Graham Ashcraft (right biceps soreness) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and is expected to throw live batting practice Friday.

Cubs: RHP Keegan Thompson (low back tightness) threw a bullpen session. . RHP Adbert Alzolay (right shoulder strain) allowed one run on three hits in three innings at Jacksonville in a rehab start for Triple-A Iowa.

TRANSACTIONS

Reds: OF Albert Almora Jr. was activated from the 10-day IL after recovering from a bruised right shoulder. INF Colin Moran was designated for assignment.

Cubs: C Willson Contreras (left ankle sprain) was placed on the 10-day IL retroactive to Sept. 2. “It’s hard to play at 70-80% on something like that,” manager David Ross said. . LHP Justin Steele (low back strain) was placed on the 15-day IL, retroactive to Sept. 2. Steele (119 innings) and Thompson (104 1/3) have set career-highs in innings and want to return to finish the season. “Neither is an injury we’re concerned about, but we don’t want to ramp them too quickly and throw them out there for no reason,” Ross said. . OF Michael Hermosillo (left quad strain) was activated from the 60-day IL. . RHP Luke Farrell, Nicholas Padilla and Kervin Castro were designated for assignment.

UP NEXT

Reds: LHP Mike Minor (3-10, 5.98) starts Wednesday. Minor allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings in a 5-3 loss to the Cardinals Aug. 31.

Cubs: RHP Javier Assad (0-0, 0.90) hasn’t allowed a run in starts against the Cardinals on Aug. 23 and the Blue Jays on Aug. 29.

Gorman homers, drives in 2, as Cardinals beat Nationals 4-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) Nolan Gorman broke out of a slump with a homer and a pair of RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Gorman said time spent with hitting coach Jeff Albert helped him after the rookie had just one hit in his previous 12 at-bats. Gorman had eight strikeouts during that span.

“There’s been a lot of work, a lot of talks,” Gorman said. “Just putting good work down there and I’m trying to get stuff to translate.”

Jose Quintana (5-6) gave up a run on five hits and he struck out five in five innings to earn his first win since Aug. 10. The Cardinals have won five of their last six games and 19 of their last 22 at Busch Stadium.

“Used the fastball well,” Cardinals manager Oliver Marmol said of Quintana. “Increased the usage of the fastball, pitched in well, pitched up well with it, which will allowed the sinker to play and his off-speed stuff to play.”

Jordan Hicks pitched two scoreless innings and Giovanny Gallegos turned in a perfect eighth in relief. Ryan Helsley pitched around a leadoff double to earn his 14th save in 18 opportunities.

Brendan Donovan’s solo homer broke an 0-for-12 skid and ignited a three-run fourth inning that snapped a 12-inning scoreless streak for the Cardinals. Tyler O’Neill’s sacrifice fly scored Nolan Arenado and Gorman’s double scored Corey Dickerson to give St. Louis a 3-1 lead.

“Hitting is contagious no matter what,” Donovan said. “Any way we can scratch on the cross, I think it’s good, just keep rolling. But I mean, this offense can pop off at any time.”

Gorman added to the lead with a solo home run off Steve Cishek in the seventh.

“We needed it and he needed it,” Marmol said of Gorman’s homer. “Hopefully that’s something he could build off of, just from a confidence standpoint. He’s been working hard at it so it’s good to see a little reward.”

Nationals starter Paolo Espino (0-7) gave up three runs in five innings. Espino allowed seven hits and struck out five as Washington’s three-game winning streak ended.

Ildemaro Vargas’ RBI single in the second gave the Nationals a 1-0 lead.

“Quintana, he doesn’t throw hard, but his ball gets on you,” Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. “He hides the ball really well. We had just a few opportunities, but he threw the ball really well. It was just one of those days we really couldn’t get anything going.”

Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt was held to one hit and did not drive in a run as he continued his Triple Crown pursuit. Goldschmidt leads the NL with his .329 average and 107 RBIs. His 34 homers trails Philadelphia’s Kyle Schwarber (36) and Atlanta’s Austin Riley (35).

Goldschmidt has left an impression on Gorman.

“Just try to be a complete hitter and compete and swing at good pitches,” Gorman said. “You see guys like Goldy who are able to do that at this level and stay consistent.”

BOUNCING BACK

The Cardinals have not lost back-to-back games since July 24 at Cincinnati and July 26 at Toronto. The Cardinals have gone 29-11 since July 24, the best record in the league during that span.

“There’s no panic in this clubhouse,” Donovan said. “We show up prepared and play hard. So, what happens yesterday, once midnight hits that day’s over with. On to the next day.”

FACE IN THE CROWD

Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog was shown on the video board in the sixth inning. Herzog led the Cardinals to a World Series Championship in 1982 and also made appearances in the Fall Classic in 1985 and 1987.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Nationals: LHP MacKenzie Gore (left elbow inflammation) threw 37 pitches at 75 percent in a simulated game and hopes to throw another bullpen session in three days.

Cardinals: LHP Steven Matz (left MCL tear) made a minor league rehab start Tuesday with Double-A Springfield. Matz threw 30 pitches, struck out three and walked three in 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

UP NEXT

RHP Cory Abbott (0-2, 4.39 ERA) will get the start for the Nationals in the third of a four-game series Wednesday night, while the Cardinals counter with LHP Jordan Montgomery (8-3, 3.15 ERA). Abbott will make his second career start at Busch Stadium after giving up a pair of runs in five innings as a member of the Chicago Cubs on Oct. 1, 2021. Montgomery, who is making his first career start against Washington, pitched six shutout innings against the Cubs in his last outing on September 2.

Olson HR vs former team, surging Braves top A’s, catch Mets

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) When their ace struggled, the Atlanta Braves kept slugging – right back into first place after all these months chasing the Mets.

Matt Olson hit a three-run homer against his former club and the Braves won their sixth in a row, outswinging the Oakland Athletics 10-9 on Tuesday night and finally catching New York atop the NL East.

The reigning World Series champion Braves (85-51) pulled even with a slumping Mets team that had held sole possession of the division lead for 147 days since April 12 but has lost three straight.

“It’s where you want to be, you’d rather be here than somewhere else,” manager Brian Snitker said. “You want to be in the thick of the thing. I’ve always said, even when I was a third base coach, it’s like you love that time of the year when you wake up, get a cup of coffee and you can’t wait to get to the ballpark because you want to play the next game. That’s a good place to be.”

Major league wins leader Kyle Wright surrendered a career-high eight runs to the A’s. His team held tough, just as has been the case so many times in 2022.

“I feel like this game was kind of a perfect example of that,” Wright said. “I struggled pretty bad but these guys picked me up. The offense was great, defense was great, the bullpen was incredible to finish that game with a one-run lead the whole time. It could’ve been way more than that. That game right there was a huge testament to the team as a whole and how we do a good job of picking each other up.”

Wright had won four straight starts, boosting his record to 17-5. With the temperature an unseasonably warm 86 degrees at game time during California’s heat wave, baseballs flew from first pitch.

Wright’s career-best scoreless innings streak ended at 15 dating to June 19 against the Astros when he gave up an RBI groundout to Sean Murphy in the first.

“It happens and he’ll regroup,” Snitker said.

Murphy and Seth Brown hit back-to-back homers in the third. Chad Pinder hit a three-run homer in the fifth to tie it at 9-all. It was his franchise-record sixth career pinch-hit homer.

The Braves had been 0-9 previously this year when giving up nine or more runs.

“We hadn’t had one of those in a while, so it was good to see the guys keep fighting, keep scoring,” Snitker said.

Olson returned to Oakland for the first time since the Braves acquired the slugging first baseman from the A’s in March. He received cheers when he stepped into the batter’s box in the first inning.

Another ex-A’s player, Jesse Chavez (3-1), pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win and Kenley Jansen finished for his majors-best 32nd save.

A’s lefty Cole Irvin was tagged for a career-high nine runs over 4 2/3 innings.

Marcell Ozuna added a two-run single in the Braves’ three-run fifth. Austin Riley hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the sixth off Joel Payamps (3-4).

STREAKING

The Braves have won 10 straight against the A’s after a two-game sweep in Atlanta from June 7-8. The club has 10-game winning streaks versus a single club only four other times since 1990 – beating the Rockies in 16 straight from 1993-94, the Giants in 12 in a row and Marlins in 11 consecutive both in ’94-95 and Houston over 10 straight in 1991.

FUN MEMORY

Snitker was coaching third base for the Braves when now-A’s manager Mark Kotsay hit for the cycle on Aug. 14, 2008, against the Cubs, also Tom Glavine’s final career start.

“He slid into third to hit for the cycle and I didn’t even realize it,” Snitker said. “He’s just awesome, I love Kots.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Braves: RHP Jake Odorizzi was expected to go through some work on the field as he prepares for his next outing after being scratched Saturday because of arm fatigue. Snitker is hopeful Odorizzi will be ready and healthy to make a start this weekend in Seattle.

Athletics: CF Ramon Laureano came off the injured list from a strained left oblique that sidelined him Aug. 15. Laureano will play both center and right field. … Oakland also recalled RHP Tyler Cyr from Triple-A Las Vegas.

UP NEXT

RHP Spencer Strider (9-4, 2.67 ERA) pitches the afternoon series finale Wednesday trying to win his third straight start and fourth consecutive decision. … For the A’s, LHP Ken Waldichuk (0-0, 1.93) makes his second career start after a no-decision in his major league debut last Thursday at Washington after being called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Gilbert ties high with 9 strikeouts, M’s beat White Sox 3-0

SEATTLE (AP) Logan Gilbert tied his career high with nine strikeouts, Cal Raleigh homered and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Tuesday night to keep the AL wild-card race tight.

Raleigh hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Mariners won for the eighth time in nine games. Seattle and Tampa Bay are 1 1/2 games ahead of Toronto, which is 3 1/2 games on front of Baltimore for the final AL wild card. Raleigh has 23 homers, tops among catchers.

Chicago has lost two of three and dropped three games behind first-place Cleveland in the AL Central, also trailing Minnesota by 1 1/2 games.

“Pitching, pitching, pitching, pitching, that’s the 2022 Mariners at its finest tonight,” Mariners manager Scott Servais said.

Though it wasn’t his best outing as he struggled with a wayward fastball, Gilbert (12-5) allowed five hits in six innings, striking out two each in the third, fifth and sixth.

“He’s about as kindhearted and nice a kid, a young man, you’re going to find and the way he treats everybody is super, all kinds of respect,” Servais said. “But when it’s his day to pitch, he steps out of the dugout to take the mound and it is on and I love that about him.”

The second-year starter allowed runners in scoring position twice. Jose Abreu had a out-one double in the sixth, his third hit of the game, and took third on Eloy Jimenez’s single. But Gilbert struck out Gavin Sheets and fanned A.J. Pollock on a shoulder-high 98 mph fastball, Gilbert’s 101st and last pitch. It was his hardest throw of the game and brought a rare fist pump.

“That’s pretty cool,” Gilbert said. “I just let it go. I mean, a big moment like that, the crowd is going crazy, it’s pretty easy to get yourself amped up and just throw it as hard as you can. So it’s nice, I just I felt like I kind of hit an extra gear there.”

Pollock also struck out with two runners aboard in the eighth against Andres Munoz. Paul Sewald struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 18th save in 22 chances. The Mariners staff is 8-1 in its last nine games with four saves and 71 strikeouts.

“It’s great to see that emotion from him,” Servais said of the fist pump. “He knew it was a rough night. It was a battle every inning and to get through it not giving up anything was just awesome. And then our bullpen – again, it was not easy tonight.”

Seattle has allowed three runs or fewer in nine consecutive games, tying June 1-11, 2009, for the second-longest streak in team history behind 13 straight in 2014.

Johnny Cueto (7-7) allowed one run, five hits and three walks in six-plus innings.

Ty France doubled in the fourth on ball that hit the wall in the right-field corner and skipped past Sheets. France tagged up on on Mitch Haniger’s fly to right field, and Sheets’ throw was wide and bounced to the camera well for an error that let France cross the plate.

“It was unbelievable,” Chicago acting manager Miguel Cairo said of the pitching. “Gilbert pitched good and Johnny was able to keep us in the game and we just came up short today. It was a really good game. (Gilbert) just has a fast ball (that) is hard to hit.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

White Sox: Already ailing CF Luis Robert was replaced in the fifth inning after bruising his left hand during an earlier at-bat. Trainers visited with Robert during his second-inning at-bat after the ball hit the knob of the bat, causing him pain. He returned to the batter’s box and struck out. After a second strikeout in the fifth he was replaced by Adam Engel. Robert, who also strained his left wrist on Aug. 12, is day to day. . Acting manager Miguel Cairo said SS Tim Anderson (hand) is not yet ready to start swinging a bat.

UP NEXT

White Sox: RHP Michael Kopech (4-9, 3.58) is 0-3 in his last five starts. He has been sidelined since Aug. 23 by a strained left knee.

Mariners: RHP Luis Castillo (6-5, 2.71) is 2-1 with a 2.39 ERA in six starts since he was acquired from Cincinnati. He pitched six shutout innings against Cleveland on Sept. 2.

Bieber, Ramírez send AL Central-leading Guardians over KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Shane Bieber pitched eight sharp innings, Jose Ramirez drove in two runs and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 Tuesday night.

Bieber (9-8) allowed one run and four hits. He struck out seven and walked one.

“I didn’t think (Bieber) had his best curveball,” manager Terry Francona said. “But with his fastball and his cutter, he really was effective. Some of the balls they squared up were in the middle of the park, and this is a big park. So that helps, too.”

In his last eight starts, Bieber has 1.79 ERA (11 runs in 55 1/3 innings). He is now 5-0 in his career against the Royals.

Bieber said going out for the ninth was never up for discussion.

“You always want more,” he said, “but it was an easy decision.”

He was satisfied with his outing.

“I threw a lot of cutters,” he said. “The curveball got a little better as the game went along. I was still able to get a little swing and miss. I just tried to primarily land it for strikes.”

The Guardians moved 1 1/2 games of Minnesota, which was rained out and will play a doubleheader Wednesday at the New York Yankees.

The Royals lost their 82nd game, meaning they’ll have a losing record for the sixth straight season.

Salvador Perez hit his 20th home run for Kansas City, the sixth year he’s reached the mark. He is tied with Mike Sweeney on the team list for the second-most seasons with at least 20 – George Brett holds the franchise record with eight.

“He hit a fastball about six inches off the plate,” Bieber said. “He’s got to be the strongest man alive.”

James Karinchak pitched the ninth for his first save.

Kris Bubic (2-11) allowed three runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.

Ramirez hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the third for a 2-0 lead. He has 108 RBIs this season.

Myles Straw’s RBI single in the seventh extended the Guardians’ lead. Cleveland added another run on a single by Owen Miller in the eighth.

“My stats stink,” Straw said, batting .202 after getting two hits. “But we’re playing great as a team. That’s what really matters. We’re here as a team and we’re trying to get to the playoffs and win a championship. It’s little things to help your team win.”

TRAINER’S ROOM

Royals: RHP Zack Greinke, on the injured list with right forearm tightness, will start Wednesday’s series finale. . 1B/DH Vinnie Pasquantino is nearing the end of his rehab assignment in Triple-A Omaha. “We’re hearing good things,” manager Mike Matheny said before the game. “He wants to be back here and we want him back here. We’re trying to make sure everything’s good.”

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The Guardians and Royals will complete their three-game series Wednesday night. Cleveland RHP Cody Morris (0-1, 9.00 ERA) will make his second major league start and face Greinke (4-8, 4.14).

Dodgers outslug Giants 6-3, Muncy homers twice

LOS ANGELES (AP) Joey Gallo blasted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the second inning, Max Muncy added a pair of solo shots and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Tuesday night.

The NL West leaders reduced their magic number to seven and improved to 11-4 against their rival this season. All of the game’s runs came on homers.

Muncy, who came in hitting .186, went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs, satisfied at how the ball came off his bat.

“Home runs are obviously amazing and I’m happy I hit them, but just seeing the ball fly at the path is better,” he said. “I made a couple mechanical adjustments right before the game.”

Tyler Anderson (14-3) allowed three runs and eight hits in seven innings. The left-hander struck out three and walked two. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth to earn his 22nd save.

Muncy doubled leading off the second and Justin Turner walked before Gallo’s 408-foot shot to the right-field pavilion off Jarlin Garcia (1-4) put the Dodgers ahead, 3-1.

Gallo’s bat had a small crack near the handle; he wasn’t sure if it was already broken or broke on the swing.

Gallo was acquired a month ago after a disastrous stint with the New York Yankees. The two-time All-Star’s homer was his fourth with the Dodgers and 16th overall. He made a nifty diving catch in left field that saved two potential runs and ended the second.

“I enjoy being here,” he said. “The lineup we have takes a lot of pressure off. I’m just kind of here. Anybody can take over a game.”

The Dodgers extended their lead to 5-1 on Muncy’s two-out, two-run homer to the right-field pavilion on the first pitch from Garcia in the third.

Garcia gave up five runs and four hits in 1 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one.

Muncy went deep to the left-field pavilion against Dominic Leone leading off the sixth.

Lewis Brinson homered on the first pitch of the game and Brandon Crawford added a two-run shot in the sixth for the Giants, who had their four-game winning streak snapped a night after hitting five homers in a 7-4 victory.

Right-hander John Brebbia opened the bullpen game for the Giants, allowing one hit in one inning.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Giants: Reinstated C Joey Bart from seven-day concussion list for his start behind the plate.

Dodgers: RHP Tony Gonsolin (forearm) played catch again but has residual soreness. Manager Dave Roberts remains optimistic the 16-game winner can be “fully ramped up” in time for the postseason. … INF-OF Gavin Lux (neck) won’t be going on the IL, Roberts said.

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC

Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias says he’ll pitch for Mexico in next year’s World Baseball Classic.

He joins LA teammates Mookie Betts, Trea Turner and Will Smith who will represent the U.S. and Freddie Freeman, who’ll play for Canada, during the event in March.

Urias represented his country as a teenager, but the WBC will be the first time he does so as a professional. The Mexican left-hander hoped to pitch in the 2017 WBC, but the Dodgers wanted to limit their top prospect’s workload.

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Giants: RHP Alex Cobb (5-6, 3.58 ERA) is enjoying a strong second half. He struck out seven against the Phillies in his last start.

Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (7-3, 2.59) has a 1.99 ERA and 380 strikeouts in 55 career starts against the Giants.

Kiké Hernández, Red Sox agree to $10M deal for 2023

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Kike Hernandez and the Boston Red Sox agreed Tuesday to a $10 million contract for 2023, preventing the infielder and outfielder from becoming a free agent.

Hernandez is hitting .219 with six homers and 37 RBIs over 274 at-bats in his second season with the Red Sox. He has batted .239 with 26 homers and 97 RBIs with Boston, making 44 starts in center field, 47 at second and five at shortstop.

Hernandez agreed before the 2021 season to a $14 million, two-year contract that included an $8 million salary this year, of which $1 million is deferred until 2033-36.

He played for Houston and Miami in 2014, then joined the Los Angeles Dodgers and helped them to the 2020 World Series title.

MLB asked to voluntarily accept minor league union

NEW YORK (AP) The Major League Baseball Players Association asked management Tuesday to voluntarily accept the union as the bargaining agent for minor leaguers.

Bruce Meyer, the union’s deputy executive director, sent a letter to MLB Deputy Commissioner Dan Halem that claimed a majority of minor leaguers had signed authorization cards.

The MLBPA, which reached its first collective bargaining agreement for major leaguers in 1968, launched the minor league unionization drive on Aug. 28. Players with minor league contracts, who earn as little as $400 weekly during the six-month season, would become their own bargaining unit within the MLBPA.

If MLB does not voluntarily accept the union, signed cards from 30% of the 5,000 to 6,5000 minor leaguers in the bargaining unit would allow the union to file a petition to the National Labor Relations Board asking for a union authorization election. A majority vote in an election would authorize union representation.

“Minor league players have made it unmistakably clear they want the MLBPA to represent them and are ready to begin collective bargaining in order to positively affect the upcoming season,” MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said in a statement.

The union did not say what percentage of minor leaguers had signed authorization cards.

MLB did not immediately comment on the letter.

Players with major league contracts average more than $4 million and have a $700,000 minimum salary while in the big leagues. Their minimum is $57,200 while on option to the minor leagues, with a first major league contract and $114,100 if a second or later big league contract.

MLB raised weekly minimum salaries for minor leaguers in 2021 to $400 at rookie and short-season levels, $500 at Class A, $600 at Double-A and $700 at Triple-A. For players on option, the minimum is $57,200 per season for a first big league contract and $114,100 for later big league contracts.

In addition, MLB this year began requiring teams to provide housing for most minor leaguers.

Major League Baseball and lawyers for minor leaguers agreed this year to a $185 million settlement of an eight-year-old federal lawsuit alleging violations of minimum wage laws, a deal that may be finalized next year. An early estimate is that perhaps 23,000 players could share roughly $120 million with an average payment of $5,000 to $5,500, and their lawyers will split $55.5 million.

Khachanov stops Kyrgios in 5 sets; faces Ruud in semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) Karen Khachanov stood on court, arms raised, basking in a rowdy crowd’s cheers after reaching his first Grand Slam semifinal at the U.S. Open. Not far away, Nick Kyrgios took out some of his frustration at the so-close-yet-so-far result on a pair of rackets.

First, shortly after the last point of his 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4 loss to Khachanov, Kyrgios cracked his piece of equipment against the ground – once, twice, three, four times. Then, for good measure, Kyrgios grabbed yet another racket out of his bag, reared back and hit that one on the sideline, too.

Kyrgios could not quite follow up his victory over defending champion Daniil Medvedev at Flushing Meadows, bowing out in a high-quality, topsy-turvy quarterfinal that began Tuesday night and concluded more than 3 1/2 hours later at about 1 a.m. Wednesday in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“It’s just devastating. Like, it’s heartbreaking,” said Kyrgios, a 27-year-old from Australia who was the runner-up at Wimbledon in July. “Pretty much every other tournament during the year is a waste of time, really. You should just run up and show up at a Grand Slam. That’s what you’re remembered by.”

Asked about Kyrgios’ display of disappointment, Khachanov said he saw “rackets were flying,” and added: “I feel the pain for him.”

Early in the match, two spectators were kicked out after one gave the other a haircut in the stands. By the end, the late-staying spectators were pulling for Kyrgios loudly. At one point in the fourth set, chair umpire James Keothavong pleaded: “Once again, ladies and gentlemen: Respect both the players.”

“I was prepared. I was expecting that the crowd would be more for him, that he was the favorite in their eyes,” said the No. 27-seeded Khachanov had been 0-2 in major quarterfinals before this one against No. 23 Kyrgios.

Khachanov will face No. 5 Casper Ruud on Friday for a berth in the championship match.

“I’m really proud of myself,” Khachanov said. “I was really focused from the beginning to the end.”

Both he and Kyrgios are equipped with booming serves, and they combined for 61 aces (31 by Kyrgios). They combined for 138 total winners (75 by Kyrgios).

Two stats that were real difference-makers: Kyrgios made 58 unforced errors, Khachanov 31. And Khachanov saved 7 of 9 break points he faced.

The breakthrough at Wimbledon, and two recent victories over No. 1 Medvedev – including in the fourth round, ending his title defense – made Kyrgios a popular pick to claim his first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows.

Khachanov was not allowed to play at Wimbledon this year after the All England Club banned all players from his country, Russia, and Belarus because of the invasion of Ukraine.

Against Kyrgios, he picked up key breaks of serve in the last game of the first and third sets. After the opener, Kyrgios complained of a sore knee and was visited by a trainer.

He did not appear to show any ill effects once play resumed, and broke early in the second.

Kyrgios had a chance to break again at 4-all in the third, but couldn’t convert, flubbing a forehand, then spiked his racket. Two games later, he put a backhand into the net to drop that set, then sat in his changeover chair, dumped his racket and threw a drink, drawing a warning for unsportsmanlike conduct from Keothavong.

Khachanov came within two points of victory while ahead 6-5 as Kyrgios served in the fourth set. Kyrgios held on there and dominated the ensuing tiebreaker to force a fifth.

Then Khachanov broke to begin the last set, soon was up 3-1 and was on his way.

“The deeper you go, the expectations rise up,” he said. “I did a step forward.”

In Wednesday’s quarterfinals, it’ll be No. 3 Carlos Alcaraz vs. No. 11 Jannik Sinner, and No. 9 Andrey Rublev vs. No. 22 Frances Tiafoe.

None of the last eight men in the bracket has won a major title.

Ruud headed into the 2022 season with just one Grand Slam appearance that lasted as far as the fourth round anywhere and was determined to improve his record at the four most important events in tennis.

Then, a day before the Australian Open began in January, he twisted his ankle in practice and needed to withdraw. Hardly ideal. Just look at him now: Ruud is into the semifinals at the U.S. Open and has a shot at moving up to No. 1 in the ATP rankings, following a run to the final at the French Open.

The 23-year-old from Norway – who is coached by his father, former professional player Christian – parlayed what he called “a better start than I ever had before in a match” to a 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over 2021 Wimbledon runner-up Matteo Berrettini on Monday.

“During Paris, something clicked, and I feel like I, this year, have sort of figured out the better way how to play five sets and knowing that it’s very different from playing best-of-three sets. … Sometimes realizing, or knowing, that you can sort of let one set go every once in a while to save some energy for the rest of the sets,” said Ruud, 12-2 in Grand Slam play in 2022. “So I think I matured.”

Garcia, 28, tops Gauff, 18, at US Open for 1st Slam semi

NEW YORK (AP) Caroline Garcia knows how it can feel to be a teen in tennis getting a ton of attention and outsized expectations, the way Coco Gauff does now.

One big difference: Garcia, now 28, became an overnight sensation more than a decade ago thanks to one particularly noteworthy performance on a big stage – and long before she achieved the sorts of things Gauff has at 18.

On Tuesday night at the U.S. Open, Garcia took charge and never really let Gauff – or the crowd – get fully involved. From the get-go, Garcia played high-stakes tennis and put strokes where she wanted, sometimes right at Gauff’s feet, sometimes well out of reach, and reached the first Grand Slam semifinal of her career with a 6-3, 6-4 victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“It kind of got away from me,” said the 12th-seeded Gauff, an American who reached the French Open final in June. “It was all her. … I was striking the ball really clean. You’re playing someone, off the bat, they’re standing on top of the baseline and ripping balls. It’s not easy. “

Garcia, who is from France, hasn’t ceded a set at Flushing Meadows so far this year and stretched her winning streak to 13 matches overall, solidifying her status as someone playing as well as anyone in women’s tennis at the moment.

“The path is very clear right now,” Garcia said. “Which direction I have to go, under stress, under pressure. I’m just trying to follow this path.”

Back in 2011, still just 17 and ranked 188th, playing in only her second tour-level event, Garcia led Maria Sharapova – who had won three of her five Grand Slam titles by then – 6-3, 4-1 in the second round at Roland Garros. Sharapova wound up taking the last 11 games to win, but Garcia was suddenly on the map.

Sharapova praised her as someone “on her way way up, definitely,” and Andy Murray wrote on Twitter that day: “Girl sharapova is playing is going to be No.1 in world one day caroline garcia, what a player u heard it here 1st.”

Asked recently about that, Garcia laughed and said she’s never talked to Murray about it.

“I was very surprised because, in the end, I still lost the match. But it was a funny moment. … I was pretty much nobody at the time. I’m not going to complain about it, but I was definitely not ready. More importantly, my game was not ready for it,” Garcia said. “I was not able to (play) the same, match after match or week after week. I was trying to manage the pressure that came from it.”

She did get to No. 4 in the rankings in 2018, but finished last season ranked 74th. Now she is projected to rise into the top 10 next week and will face Wimbledon runner-up Ons Jabeur of Tunisia on Thursday with a berth in the U.S. Open final at stake.

Jabeur advanced to her first semifinal in New York with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over the player who beat Serena Williams in the third round, Ajla Tomljanovic.

In the men’s quarterfinals Tuesday, No. 5 Casper Ruud beat No. 13 Matteo Berrettini in straight sets and will play No. 27 Karen Khachanov, who eliminated No. 23 Nick Kyrgios 7-5, 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3), 6-4 in a match that finished at about 1 a.m..

In Garcia vs. Gauff, it was 4-0 merely 17 minutes in, as spectators were still filing in. All in all, there was less-vociferous support for Gauff than she heard in her previous victory in Ashe.

During that pretty perfect start, Garcia capped one 17-stroke exchange with a down-the-line forehand winner. She raised her fist and held that pose while looking at her guest box, where her father and coach were on their feet. It was a sequence that would be repeated.

Garcia stood right near the baseline, or inside it, and read Gauff’s serves effectively. Garcia often returned deep enough to seemingly startle Gauff, who rushed some responses. After one of several attempted replies by Gauff settled in the net, she jutted her racket toward the ground, as if to indicate: “Why do these keep landing right there?!”

Gauff ended up double-faulting six times and finished with 24 unforced errors.

Taking balls early off the bounce, Garcia gained the upper hand from the baseline with her crisp strokes. During a brief TV interview on the way from the locker room to the court, Garcia said she hoped to be “more aggressive.”

She certainly was.

With her volleying expertise – she has won two Grand Slam doubles titles with French partner Kristina Mladenovic – Garcia moved forward whenever an opening presented itself. She wound up winning 13 of 16 points when she went to the net.

Gauff occasionally would show a bit of frustration at her play, slapping herself on the thigh or knocking her racket on a courtside towel holder.

She was trying to become the youngest American woman in the U.S. Open semifinals since Serena Williams was 17 when she won her first Grand Slam title in New York in 1999.

Garcia would not allow it.

“Overall I’m super proud of myself … but I’m hungry for more,” Gauff said with a smile. “So maybe next year.”

Horschel, Rahm unhappy at LIV golfers playing at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Billy Horschel called them hypocrites. Jon Rahm accused them of displaying double standards.

Golfers from the Saudi-backed breakaway series faced strong criticism Tuesday for choosing to play the BMW PGA Championship on the European tour this week.

The main targets of the criticism were those LIV Golf players who are in the field at Wentworth because of their ranking in the top 60 and are seemingly chasing ranking points not currently available on the breakaway tour.

Horschel was even happy to name-check them.

“Abraham Ancer, Talor Gooch . You’ve never played this tournament, you’ve never supported the (European tour). Why are you here?” Horschel said. “You are here for one reason only and that’s to try to get world ranking points because you don’t have it.

“It’s pretty hypocritical,” Horschel added, “to come over here and play outside LIV when your big thing was to spend more time with family and want to play less golf.”

Horschel, the defending champion at Wentworth, was less strident toward Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, who have joined LIV Golf toward the end of their careers after being stalwarts of the European tour.

Still, the American said: “I don’t think those guys really should be here.”

Rahm said he was particularly unhappy about the presence of some LIV Golf players because that meant lower-ranked members of the European tour, like his friend and fellow Spaniard Alfredo Garcia-Heredia, missed out.

“What I don’t understand,” Rahm, said, without naming names, “is some players that have never shown any interest in the European tour, have never shown any interest in playing this event, being given an opportunity just because they can get world ranking points and hopefully make majors next year.

“A perfect example – a good friend of mine is the first one out on the entry list right now. It doesn’t hurt me but it does bug me that somebody who has played over 20 (European tour) events this year cannot be given the opportunity to play a flagship event because some people that earned it, to an extent, are being given an opportunity when they couldn’t care any less about the event.”

Horschel said players were “naive” to believe they would not be suspended by the PGA Tour for joining LIV and that some failed to adequately weigh up the benefits and disadvantages of making the move.

“Maybe those guys aren’t smart enough to think on their own and maybe their agents gave them bad information,” Horschel said.

“I know for a fact that certain agents just gave certain players bad information and some of those players are ticked (off) that they listened to their agents on that. Some of these agents led these guys down a bad road.”

AP source: Backup C Montrezl Harrell, 76ers agree to deal

(AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have some backup big man help for Joel Embiid.

The Sixers have agreed to a two-year contract with free agent center Montrezl Harrell in a move that will reunite him with coach Doc Rivers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal has not been announced.

Harrell was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2019-2020 when Rivers still coached the Los Angeles Clippers. Harrell averaged 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds in 71 games last season with the Washington Wizards and Charlotte Hornets.

The 28-year-old Harrell was a second-round pick in the 2015 draft by the Houston Rockets and will also be reunited in Philadelphia with executive Daryl Morey. He has averaged 12.9 points in 458 games with five teams.

Harrell is expected to be a significant improvement at the backup center spot behind Embiid. The Sixers had been poised to use Paul Reed and Charles Bassey as backups, but Rivers prefers to play veterans. He now has one he knows and is more comfortable with as the Sixers attempt to win their first NBA championship since 1983.

Embiid was the league scoring champion and gutted out the playoffs with torn ligaments in his right thumb, playing with a mask to protect his broken face and the lingering effects of a concussion.

HCAC 2022 Football Notebook, Week 1

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Cornell Beachem Jr. (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Running Back | Senior – Beachem Jr. had a roaring return to the gridiron after a 30 month absence. Beachem missed the last two seasons due to injury and the COVID season. He put together a monster performance in the Lions 31-28 win over Baldwin Wallace. He carried the ball 22 times for 130 yards, adding eight receptions for 131-yards. Including return yards, he had an MSJ record 342 all-purpose yards in the win.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Jamaal Hubbard (Russellville, Ala.) Manchester University | Linebacker | Junior – In a big season opening win, Hubbard set the tone for the Spartans, with a pick-six as well as recording 15 tackles, including nine solo tackles.
Special Teams Athlete of the Week:
Jake Baumgartner (Toledo, Ohio) Bluffton University | Kicker | Senior – Baumgartner went 3-of-3 on PAT attempts and also knocked a 37-yard field goal through the uprights. He added five kickoffs for 241 yards and five punts for 167 yards, including a 45 yarder.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Maalik Tucker (Fostoria, Ohio) Bluffton University | Running Back | Senior – Tucker punished the Kenyon Lords, running the ball 19 times for 144-yards and two scores in a 33-26 loss on Saturday.
  • Tyler Davis (Rittman, Ohio) Bluffton University | Linebacker | Senior – Davis powered the defense with 11 tackles, a sack, two tackles for a total loss of six yards, and one break up in Bluffton’s narrow 33-26 loss at Kenyon on Saturday.
  • Kai Ross (Lizton, Ind.) Franklin College | Quarterback | Sophomore – Ross had a career afternoon under center for the Grizzlies on Saturday against Olivet, going 30-for-41 for 373-yards and two touchdowns.
  • Dylan Boswell (Butlerville, Ind.) Franklin College | Punter | Senior – Boswell punted three times totaling 121-yards (40.1 avg) for Franklin on Saturday against Olivet. He dropped two of his three boots inside the opposing 20 yard line.
  • Matthew Weimer (Georgetown, Ind.) Hanover College | Quarterback | Senior – In a contest that took two days to complete, Weimer stood tall leading the Blue and Red in a heartbreaking lost to Centre. The senior quarterback threw for a game-high 292-yards and three touchdowns. He also added 74-yards on the ground, with his longest rush coming in at 22-yards. With the Panthers trailing by a touchdown, he took the offense 62-yards on 13 plays for the score that pulled HC within 31-29 as time expired.
  • Justin Williamson (Macon, Ga.) Hanover College | Linebacker | Junior – Williamson led the Panther defensive efforts in a two day contest with Centre. The junior charted six stops, including five solo stops. He added an interception for 33-yards and two pass breakups as Hanover fell in a heartbreaker 31-29.
  • Yoann Kinanga (Jeffersonville, Ind.) Hanover College |Kicker | Sophomore – In his first collegiate football contest, the soccer player turned field goal kicker deemed clutch for the Panthers. Kinanga connected for a 40-yard field late in the third quarter that pulled HC within a touchdown. The 40-yard field goal was his first live attempt in any football contest.
  • David Smith (Indianapolis, Ind.) Manchester University | Running Back | Sophomore – Smith recorded 67-yards rushing and 77-yards receiving in the season opening win over North Park, adding a touchdown.
  • Matthew Mason (Mt. Blanchard, Ohio) Manchester University | Kicker | Junior – Mason was solid for the Spartans in the win over North Park, tallying three punts for 70-yards with one pinned down inside the 20-yard line. He also had a 29-yard field goal and went 2-for-3 on PATs.
  • Anthony Wright (Nashville, Tenn.) Mount St. Joseph University | Linebacker | Junior – Wright was fantastic for the Lions in the team 31-28 upset win over Baldwin Wallace on Saturday. Against the high powered rushing attack of the Yellow Jackets, Wright had a team and career-high of 14 tackles including a sack and a TFL.
  • Kyle Farsing (Harrison, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Kicker | Senior – Farfsing was perfect in the Lions 31-28 season opening win over Baldwin Wallace going 4-for-4 on PATs while hitting his long field goal attempt, a 17-yard attempts. He also handled the Lions kickoff duties in the game.
  • Daniel Huery (Katy, Texas) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Wide Receiver | Junior – Huery hauled in eight receptions for 148 yards – highlighted by a 73-yard touchdown catch and run – to lead the Rose-Hulman offense in a narrow 17-14 loss at DePauw in a 2021 NCAA Playoff rematch.
  • Kyzer Bowen (Centreville, Mich.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Linebacker | Senior – Bowen had 14 tackles (seven solo), 1.5 tackles-for-loss, one sack and one blocked field goal to lead the Fightin’ Engineer defense in a narrow 17-14 loss at DePauw. The contest was a rematch of the 2021 NCAA Division III Playoff opener.
  • Andrew Toler (Bidwell, Ohio) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Punter | Junior – Toler relied on directional punting to help keep Rose-Hulman in a field position advantage in a narrow 17-14 loss at DePauw. Toler booted nine punts at a 43.7 yard average with four punts beyond 50-yards and a long of 58. Toler had four punts end up inside the RHIT 20-yard line with three fair catches.

HCAC 2022 Men’s Soccer Notebook, Week 1

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Joao Domenici (Alphaville, Brazil) Hanover College | Forward | Sophomore – Domenici paced the No. 18 ranked Panthers to a 2-0 mark as they defeated Berea and Spalding. The sophomore forward finished the week with three goals and six total points, with 11 shots landing on frame.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Trent Fry (Cynthiana, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goal Keeper | Sophomore – In the season opener for the Pioneers, Fry had five saves and a shutout for his first career start in a 4-0 win over Wittenberg.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Josh Martinez (Carmel, Ind.) Anderson University | Midfield | First-Year – Martinez fired a free kick in the back of the net with just 34 seconds remaining to tie the match with Asbury at its concluding score of 4-4. Martinez also dished out an assist earlier in the match. Berea edged Anderson 1-0 on Thursday.
  • Dalton Taynor (Troy, Ohio) Bluffton University | Forward | Senior – Taynor needed just 15 minutes to equal Ethan Gauntt for third on the all-time scoring list. His second tally of the half tied the score at 2-2 in minute 34, giving the senior sole possession of third with 37 career tallies. He scored Bluffton’s only goals in a 2-2 tie to UC-Clermont on Thursday.
  • Orin Gentner (San Diego, Calif.) Earlham College | Midfield | First-Year – Gentner played a crucial role for the Quakers in the Raven-Quaker Classic over the weekend. Gentner scored the opening goal in the winner-take-all game against Berea on Friday. The first year also scored the tournament-winning PK after the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
  • Luciano Salemi (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Goal Keeper | Junior – Salemi led the No. 18 ranked Panthers to a 2-0 week as they defeated Spalding and Berea. The junior recorded 175 minutes in frame with six saves for a .750 save percentage.
  • Cory Mitchell (Maitland, Fla.) Manchester University | Forward | Junior – Mitchell helped lead the Spartans in week one with three shots in their tie against Rockford.
  • Noah Black (Swayzee, Ind.) Manchester University | Defense | Junior – Black saw 180 minutes of action in week one for the Spartans, holding Rochford scoreless in a tie.
  • Takezo Kelly (Cincinnati, Ohio) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Senior – Kelly scored the game winning goal in the second half to snap a 1-1 tie and lead the Fightin’ Engineers past Greenville 2-1 in their only game last week. Kelly had four shots on goal highlighted by the game winner.
  • John Biederstedt (Indianapolis, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Goal Keeper |First-Year – Biederstedt picked up the win in Rose-Hulman’s lone match last week, a 2-1 win over Greenville. Biederstedt had three saves in the contest.
  • Henry Roetker (Cincinnati, Ohio) Transylvania University | Forward | Sophomore – Roetker had two goals and an assist in the 4-0 victory over Wittenberg to open the season for the Pioneers.
  • Trent Fry (Cynthiana, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goal Keeper | Sophomore – In the season opener for the Pioneers, Fry had five saves and a shutout for his first career start in a 4-0 win over Wittenberg.

HCAC 2022 Women’s Soccer Notebook, Week 1

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Beth Cook (Goshen, Ohio) Hanover College | Forward | Sophomore – Cook led the Panthers to a 1-1 week as they defeated Asbury 6-0 but fell to ranked Ohio Northern 3-2. In the season opener, Cook made herself known as she charted a hat trick while firing a game-high 12 shots, 11 of which landed on frame. She also added one goal in the teams contest at ONU.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Makayla Hurey (Sidney, Ohio) Earlham College | Goal Keeper | Sophomore – Hurey recorded a clean sheet in two games to begin the 2022 season. She was kept busy in the season opener with nine saves in a 0-0 tie at Adrian, and earned her second shutout of the week at home against Eureka 5-0.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Lauren Brown (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Anderson University | Forward | Sophomore – Brown netted a goal for the Ravens during Anderson’s 1-1 tie with St. Mary-of-the-Woods on Thursday.
  • Adrienne Weyers (Granger, Ind.) Anderson University | Goal Keeper | First-Year – Weyers saved three of the four shots she faced during Anderson’s 1-1 tie with St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
  • Mallory Smith (Oxford, Ohio) Earlham College | Midfield | First-Year – Smith impressed in her debut performance in Matlack-Messer Stadium on Saturday. The midfielder led the offense with two goals and one assist, including the first goal of the contest.
  • Elaina Page (Cicero, Ind.) Franklin College | Forward | Senior – Page turned in a big second half for the Grizzlies on Sunday afternoon against Berea, scoring two goals and handing out an assist as part of a 4-1 FC win. She assisted on the game-winning goal and score her two goals less than a minute apart to put the game away late.
  • Hailey Stowe (Crestwood, Ky.) Hanover College | Defense | Junior – Stowe helped anchor a backline that surrendered just three goals, all of which came against ranked Ohio Northern. In the teams dominating victory over Asbury 6-0, the defensive unit allowed just one shot that fell unsuccessful.
  • Natalie Dillon (Rochester, N.Y.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Goalkeeper | Senior – Dillon kept Rose-Hulman in two tight matches with nine saves and a .750 save percentage in a pair of one-goal losses last week. Dillon had seven saves in a 1-0 loss to No. 14 Centre and two saves in a 2-1 loss to Webster.
  • Meron Roach (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Forward | Senior – Roach returns to the pitch after missing two seasons from an ACL injury. In her first game back, she scored a goal and had an assist to help lead her team to a 2-0 victory over Knox College.
  • Morgan Patton (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Goal Keeper | Senior – Patton turned in a shutout with two saves in a 2-0 season opener against Knox College.

HCAC 2022 Volleyball Notebook, Week 1

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Emily Abshire (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Outside Hitter | Junior – Abshire had a monster weekend for the Lions in their 3-1 finish on the weekend. She had 46 kills (3.06 per set) while hitting .234 as the Lions beat Illinois Wesleyan, Ohio Wesleyan, and Wilmington.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Casey Dunn (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Defensive Specialist | Junior – Dunn helped lead the Panther defense as they competed as part of a very competitive Great Lakes Cross Over event featuring regionally ranked opponents. The junior tallied a week total 82 digs, averaging 4.82 per set. In the team’s victory over Bethany, she tallied a game-high 26 digs and dished out five assists.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Shaylen Perry (Eaton, Ohio) Anderson University | Middle Hitter | Junior – Perry racked up a .458 attack percentage, 2.8 kills per set and 0.8 blocks per set. The Ravens went 2-1. After falling to Westminster (Mo.), the Ravens swept Monmouth (Ill.) and Illinois College. Perry provided nine kills and three blocks against Westminster. She then rolled to eight kills and a .500 attack percentage against Monmouth. Perry then powered to 11 kills, three blocks and a .625 attack percentage against Illinois College.
  • Erin Roach (Selma, Ind.) Anderson University | Defensive Specialist | Senior – In three matches, Roach scattered 53 digs, delivered six service aces, and averaged 5.3 digs per set. The Ravens went 2-1. After falling to Westminster (Mo.), the Ravens swept Monmouth (Ill.) and Illinois College. Roach collected 22 digs against Westminster. She then tallied 15 digs and produced four service aces. Roach wrapped up the tournament by scattering 16 digs against Illinois College.
  • Kaylie Campbell (Camden, Ohio) Bluffton University | Middle Hitter | Senior – Campbell led the Beavers to a 3-1 mark at the Great Lakes Crossover, hitting .278 with a team-high 33 kills on just 78 swings. She was also in on seven blocks over the weekend.
  • Maria Young (Bedford, Va.) Earlham College | Right Side | Junior – Young led the Quaker offense during all three matches of the opening weekend at Mount St. Joseph. The junior scored 3.4 kills per set and hit .204 as the Quakers went 2-1 on the weekend.
  • Olivia Kyrk (Cardington, Ohio) Earlham College | Middle Hitter | Junior – Kyrk put up five blocks in the opening weekend of competition at Mount St. Joseph. Her best match defensively was a three-block outing against Ohio Wesleyan. Kyrk also attacked at a .218 clip and collected six digs with a 100 percent reception percentage.
  • Chloe Holder (Elberfield, Ind.) Franklin College | Middle Block | Junior – Holder recorded 23 kills, hit a .281 attacking percentage and had a team-high eight aces for the Grizzlies over three matches at the Illinois College Tournament.
  • CC Shick (Fort Thomas, Ky.) Hanover College | Right Side | First-Year – Shick led the Panther attack as part of a highly competitive Great Lakes Cross Over event featuring regionally ranked opponents. The first year tallied 31 total kills with just seven errors through four contests. She posted an impressive .240 hitting percentage.
  • Jessica Tarr (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Manchester University | Outside Hitter | Sophomore – Tarr competed in four matches and tallied total of 102 assist, 14 kills with only three errors on 46 attempts over the weekend.
  • Helaina Walters (Marion, Ind.) Manchester University | Middle Hitter | Sophomore – Walters picked up 46 digs over three matches to go with a pair of aces.
  • Erin Androne (Cincinnati, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Libero | Junior – Androne led the Lions to a 3-1 weekend in their first home tournament of the season over the weekend. She had 62 digs over the four matches (4.13 digs per set) and had only a pair of receiving errors despite 53 attempts.
  • Allie Fults (Centralia, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Middle Hitter | Junior – Fults had 24 kills with just two errors as Rose-Hulman defeated Willamette (Ore.), Neumann (Pa.) and Widener (Pa.) in the St. Thomas Texas Invitational in Houston. Fults hit a team-high .293 with a team-high 13 kills in a five-set win over Willamette.
  • Lily Ebright (Wichita, Kan.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Libero | First-Year – Ebright recorded 64 digs in 14 sets (4.57 digs/set) as Rose-Hulman finished 3-1 in the St. Thomas Texas Invitational in Houston. Ebright recorded a season-best 25 digs in the win over Willamette. The Fightin’ Engineers defeated Willamette (Oregon), Neumann (Pa.) and Widener (Pa.) in a truly national tournament.
  • Madison Sweeney (Eminence, Ky.) Transylvania University | Middle Blocker | Junior – Transy Volleyball traveled to San Antonio Texas this weekend to face top competition. In their four games, they faced two top-10 teams (No. 1 and No. 5 in AVCA preseason polls). Sweeney had 35 kills and three aces against top competition and was named to the Trinity National Invitational all-tournament team.
  • Sylvie Miller (Louisville, Ky.) Transylvania University | Outside Hitter/ Defensive Specialist | Senior – This weekend Transy Volleyball competed in the Trinity National Invitational facing two top-10 teams in the country in their four games (No. 1 and No. 5 in AVCA preseason polls). Miller had 45 digs in these games and was a senior leader among the defense for the Pioneers.

HCAC 2022 Cross Country Notebook, Week 1

Athletes of the Week:
Men’s Athlete of the Week:
Connor Del Carmen (Chesterfield, Mo.) Earlham College | Sophomore – Del Carmen led the Quakers at the Rose-Hulman Opener on Thursday. The sophomore recorded a fifth-place individual finish with a time of 16:16 in the 5k race. Del Carmen was the first finisher from an NCAA Division III institution.
Women’s Athlete of the Week:
Hannah Brubaker (Goshen, Ind.) Manchester University | Senior – Brubaker was on the first finishing pair from Manchester, running a combined time of 18:33 for three miles at the Manchester University Hokum Karem Invitational.
 
Notable Performances:
Men’s

  • Enrique Salazar (Plymouth, Ind.) Manchester University | Senior – Salazar ran a combined time of 19:15 for four miles and had the fastest split of the day, clocking a 4:41 mile at the Manchester University Hokum Karem invitational.
  • John Sluys (Columbus, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Senior – Sluys helped Rose-Hulman finish third in a meet featuring NCAA Division I Butler, NCAA Division III power DePauw and Earlham with a seventh place individual finish. Sluys completed the 5K season opening event in a time of 16:41.

Women’s

  • Abigail Kurfman (Greenville, S.C.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Sophomore – Kurfman led Rose-Hulman’s third place finish against NCAA Division I Butler and NCAA Division III power DePauw with a 26th place individual finish. Kurfman ran the 5K course in a time of 22:54.

TOP INDIANA RELEASES

(COLTS FOOTBALL)

Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Colts today signed running back Phillip Lindsay to the practice squad.

Lindsay, 5-8, 190 pounds, re-joins the Colts after originally signing with the team as a free agent on May 18, 2022. He has played in 56 career games (33 starts) in his time with the Miami Dolphins (2021), Houston Texans (2021) and Denver Broncos (2018-20) and has totaled 622 carries for 2,799 yards and 18 touchdowns. Lindsay has tallied 81 receptions for 510 yards and two touchdowns. He has also recorded three punt returns for 23 yards (7.7 avg.) and 11 kickoff returns for 235 yards (21.4 avg.). Lindsay was originally signed by the Broncos as an undrafted free agent on May 1, 2018. He became the first undrafted offensive rookie to make the Pro Bowl.

(DEPTH CHART VS. HOUSTON)

OFFENSE

» WR: Alec Pierce, Mike Strachan, Dezmon Patmon

» LT: Matt Pryor, Bernhard Raimann

» LG: Quenton Nelson

» C: Ryan Kelly, Wesley French

» RG: Danny Pinter, Will Fries

» RT: Braden Smith, Dennis Kelly, Luke Tenuta

» TE: Mo Alie-Cox

» TE: Kylen Granson, Jelani Woods

» WR: Parris Campbell

» WR: Michael Pittman Jr., Ashton Dulin

» QB: Matt Ryan, Nick Foles, Sam Ehlinger

» RB: Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines, Deon Jackson

DEFENSE

» DE: Kwity Paye, Tyquan Lewis, Dayo Odeyingbo

» DT: DeForest Buckner, Byron Cowart

» NT: Grover Stewart, Eric Johnson II

» DE: Yannick Ngakoue, Ifeadi Odenigbo, Ben Banogu

» WLB: Bobby Okereke, E.J. Speed, Grant Stuard

» MLB: Shaquille Leonard

» SAM: Zaire Franklin, JoJo Domann

» CB: Brandon Facyson, Dallis Flowers

» FS: Julian Blackmon, Rodney Thomas II

» SS: Nick Cross, Rodney McLeod Jr.

» N: Kenny Moore II

» CB: Stephon Gilmore, Isaiah Rodgers

SPECIALISTS

» P: Matt Haack

» PK: Rodrigo Blankenship

» H: Matt Haack

» LS: Luke Rhodes

» KR: Isaiah Rodgers, Ashton Dulin

» PR: Nyheim Hines

(INDIANS BASEBALL)

PAPILLION, Neb. – Despite a late comeback effort, the Indianapolis Indians had their five-game winning streak halted by the Omaha Storm Chasers on Tuesday night in the series opener of a seven-game set at Werner Park, 8-7.

Down 8-5 entering the ninth inning, Indians designated hitter Blake Sabol started the inning with a triple into the right-center field gap and was brought in on an RBI single through the right side of the infield from catcher Carter Bins. Center fielder Jared Oliva then singled to right, and a double steal brought Bins home and pushed Oliva into scoring position as the tying run before Omaha reliever Andres Nunez (S, 3) ended the game by getting Indianapolis shortstop Diego Castillo to ground out to third.

After the Indians plated two runs for the second consecutive inning off the top of the game thanks to an RBI groundout from second baseman Ji-Hwan Bae and a run-producing fielder’s choice from Castillo, the Storm Chasers (62-67) responded to put an end to the back-and-forth nature of the early innings. The first three Omaha hitters reached base safely in the bottom of the second to kickstart a four-run inning, spearheaded by RBI doubles from designated hitter Gabriel Cancel and rehabbing left fielder Edward Olivares. All seven Omaha runs over the first two innings were charged to Indians opener Austin Brice (L, 3-4), who allowed six hits in 1.2 innings.

The Indians (67-61) scored in the top of the first inning for the third time in their last four games, opening the series up with a two-run top of the first against Omaha starter Marcelo Martinez (W, 5-5). The runs came thanks to a sacrifice fly to deep center field from right fielder Bligh Madris and a blooped RBI double into shallow right field from third baseman Kevin Padlo. However, Omaha responded for three in the bottom of the first to take the lead right back, highlighted by an RBI double down the right field line from rehabbing first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino and a solo home run to left field for right fielder Brewer Hicklen’s 28th of the season. With Martinez and Brice both working into deep counts often, the two combined to throw 67 pitches in the first inning.

In the fourth, Bins cut the Indians deficit to two on a solo home run to straight-away center for his 10th blast of the year, but Omaha extended its lead back to three in the bottom of the fifth. Before the Indians mounted their comeback effort in the top of the ninth, the Storm Chasers pitching staff combined to set down 15 consecutive Indians hitters after Bins’ home run.

The Indians and Storm Chasers continue their series at Werner Park tomorrow night with a doubleheader, with Game 1 starting at 6:05 PM ET and Game 2 following approximately a half-hour after the conclusion of the first. RHP Cody Bolton (3-2, 3.06) gets the ball for the Indians in Game 1, while no starter has been announced for Game 2. Omaha has yet to name a starter for either game on Wednesday.

(INDY FUEL HOCKEY)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Fuel announced today that they have named Kevin Moore as the assistant coach for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

Last season, Moore was the Director of Hockey Operations for the Princeton University Tigers. Prior to that, he served as a goalie coach for the Tigers from 2016 to 2018.

During the 2020-2021 season, his one season as a head coach for St. Scholastica, he led the team to their first playoff win and semi-final appearance in five years while their goals-per-game average almost doubled, and their power play improved from 11.1% to 27.6%.

Moore spent two seasons as the assistant coach at Adrian College, where he helped lead the team to a NCHA Regular Season title and Tournament championships in 2020. Additionally, in 2020 Moore was named assistant coach for Team USA’s U18 team in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup.

The 34-year-old is a University of Massachusetts (UMass) graduate where he earned a degree in journalism. Moore is a two-time winner of UMass Hockey’s Minuteman Spirit Award; for having exemplified dedication, determination, character and sportsmanship.

After his time at UMass, Moore played one season for the New York Bluefins, where he posted a .869 save percentage across seven games. In the same season, he played for the Evansville Icemen before moving on to the AHL to join the Bridgeport Sound Tigers close to his home of Belle Meade, NJ.

In addition to his hockey career, Moore has continued in journalism. He is published in many hockey publications, as well as co-authoring a goalie training book, IronMan Goaltending: The Pro’s Guide to Home Off Ice Goaltending Development.

SCHEDULE: https://www.indyfuelhockey.com/en/tickets/2022-23-schedule

Mihalic Scores, Hoosiers Shut Out St. John’s

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Sophomore forward Tommy Mihalic’s 49th-minute half-bicycle kick goal was enough to earn the 11th-ranked Indiana men’s soccer team (1-1-1) a 1-0 win over St. John’s (1-3-0) Tuesday (Sept. 6) night on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

The Red Storm had the advantage in shots (St. John’s 11, IU 9) and corners (St. John’s 6, IU 4), mostly coming after Mihalic’s score. Indiana’s back line held firm, though, to earn its first clean sheet of the young season.

KEY MOMENTS

• 30′ – Indiana dominated in the early going, earning five shots and three corners in the opening half. After sitting back, St. John’s countered late in the first 45 minutes to win a few opportunities before the clock struck zero, tied at zero.

• 49′ – Redshirt junior midfielder Quinten Helmer’s shot deflected into Mihalic’s path about 12 yards from goal. The sophomore twisted his body around the ball and bounced it into the side netting to open the scoring.

• 54′ – Redshirt senior goalkeeper Bryant Pratt made a fantastic save to deny a one-on-one opportunity but was shaken up on the play. With Pratt unable to continue, the Hoosiers turned to junior JT Harms for the remainder of the match.

• 56′ – Harms was immediately challenged with a header on goal from short range. The substitute was well-positioned and made one of his three saves on the night.

NOTABLES

• Indiana is undefeated in its last 11 home matches, owning a 10-0-1 record during that span.

• IU now has a winning record against St. John’s, improving to 4-3-2 all-time. The Hoosiers are undefeated in the last four matches of the series, going 2-0-2 in that span. IU’s two goals in two, 1-0 victories are the lone scores within those four matches.

• With Tuesday’s victory, Indiana men’s soccer earned its 795th win all-time, putting the program five wins away from 800. In the program’s 50th season, the Hoosiers are 795-190-106 (.778).

• Mihalic scored his second goal in as many matches, and second of the season, following his penalty a week ago versus Portland. The sophomore has tallied seven goals in his young career.

• Helmer earned his first-career assist and point on Mihalic’s goal after his shot fell to his teammate.

UP NEXT

Indiana will complete the homestand Friday (Sept. 9) when the Hoosiers host No. 10 Akron at Armstrong Stadium.

Anna Mozeleski Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ––––– Indiana Field Hockey’s Anna Mozeleski was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for on Tuesday afternoon.

Mozeleski earned the recognition by way of her fantastic play over Labor Day weekend when Indiana went 3-0. The Hoosiers came away with three road wins, beating Stanford, 3-2 (OT), California, 3-2 (OT), and UC Davis, 2-0.

Against California, she scored the game-winning goal by penalty stroke in overtime. This was the first goal of Mozeleski’s collegiate career.

The day following, she scored her second career goal at the eight-minute mark against UC-Davis to set the tone for the game.

Mozeleski also had a key assist against Stanford, connecting with Jule Hufer for the equalizing goal at the 55th minute, to make it a 2-2 game and send it to overtime.

This is Mozeleski’s first collegiate accolade.

#22 IRISH AND DEPAUL PLAY TO 1-1 STANDSTILL

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — No. 22 Notre Dame battled DePaul to a 1-1 draw at Alumni Stadium on Tuesday evening in a non-conference matchup.

Matthew Roou scored the Fighting Irish goal, his first of the season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Fighting Irish and Blue Demons played to a scoreless standstill over the opening 45 minutes of play, as the score was 0-0 at the halftime intermission.

DePaul struck early in the second half for the game’s opening goal, as Bryan Dowd made a save on an initial shot from Cade Hagan but Jacob Huth fired in the rebound to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 48th minute.

Notre Dame responded by ramping up its attacking pressure in the final third, creating a number of quality chances but couldn’t find the equalizer.

In the 70th minute Bryce Boneau split two defenders in the box and was fouled to give the Irish a penalty. Notre Dame’s effort struck the post and stayed out to keep the DePaul lead intact at 1-1.

Thirteen minutes later all the chances paid for Notre Dame, as Roou leveled the match at 1-1 in the 83rd minute. KK Baffour found Roou, who calmly took a touch to settle the ball before rifling a right-footed shot into the back of the net.

Notre Dame nearly found the winner off a corner in the 89th minute but Kyle Genenbacher’s header went just over the bar and the match ended in a draw.

McFARLAND FAMILY MEN’S HEAD SOCCER COACH CHAD RILEY’S TAKE

On the performance…

“I’m really proud of the guys’ attitude and the resilience that they showed coming back from a goal down and arguably creating the chances to win the game but we couldn’t quite get the second one over the line.

“Credit to DePaul, we knew they were a good team. This is the first goal they have allowed this season and are a good veteran team. Our second half was our best half of soccer this year and in some ways I think we were unfortunate not to get the second goal and win the game.”

On the team’s resolve…

“The mentality to keep fighting back when you feel sometimes the tide is going against you. We hit the post on the penalty and missed some chances that on other nights would go in but the guys really didn’t stop and that is a huge credit to them. Our mentality really stood out tonight where we didn’t get frustrated and really kept pushing to find the solution together.”

On Matthew Roou scoring his first goal of the season…

“It’s great. Roou can be one of the best attacking players in the country and he has been sniffing around the goals his first couple of games so it is good for him to get that first one and I think we will see plenty more.”

NOTRE DAME STAT OF THE MATCH

The Irish outshot DePaul 16-6 on Tuesday evening and have outshot its opponent in all three matches this season.

NOTES

Notre Dame has combined to outshoot its opponents 57-31 on the season.

Roou’s goal marks the eighth of his career and first of the season.

With the assist, Baffour registered the first point of his collegiate career.

Legendre made his Fighting Irish debut in Tuesday’s match.

UP NEXT

The Irish travel to New York to open up ACC play against Syracuse over the weekend. The match is scheduled for a 1 p.m. ET start on Saturday, Sept. 10 and will be streamed on ACCNX via WatchESPN.

JOHN SHUMATE WILL JOIN NOTRE DAME RING OF HONOR

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Another banner will be hung in the rafters of Purcell Pavilion as the Glenn and Stacey Murphy Notre Dame Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brey announced John Shumate as the next Ring of Honor inductee. Shumate will be the program’s 10th individual inducted into the Ring of Honor, with the ceremony set for December 11 when the Irish host Marquette. 

“No one embodies the spirit of the Notre Dame man more than John Shumate,” Coach Brey said. A great player and a coach/teacher for us. He remains to this day a great ambassador for the University and our basketball program.”

A 6-9 center hailing from Elizabeth, New Jersey, Shumate donned the Notre Dame Blue & Gold from 1971-74, and led as captain for his final two playing years. Shumate scored a total of 1,334 points and reeled in 684 rebounds over 59 collegiate games.

A two-time All-American, and a First Team consensus choice in 1974, Shumate is 1-of-6 ND greats to average a double-double over their respective career, averaging 22.6 ppg and 11.6 rpg (ranks sixth in program history). The other five include Tommy Hawkins, Ron Reed, Bob Whitmore, Walt Sahm and last year’s Ring of Honor inductee LaPhonso Ellis.

However, Shumate’s story of success on campus started with him overcoming adversity off the court. At the beginning of his sophomore year in the fall of 1971, a clot was discovered in Shumate’s calf. At the same time, a virus infection was found in the sac around Shumate’s heart, which prevented doctors from using antibiotics. For nine days, Shumate was totally immobilized in intensive care and later came out of the hospital 45 pounds lighter. After losing his sophomore season, Shumate fought back and produced an unforgettable two years in South Bend. 

During the 1972-73 season, Shumate led the Irish to an 18-12 record and the NIT championship game – a tournament in which he was named the MVP. A year later was a magical 26-3 season, which included a 15-0 record inside Purcell Pavilion.

That year, Shumate and the Irish went 3-1 versus nationally ranked top-five teams, which included No. 3 Indiana, No. 5 Marquette and of course No. 1 UCLA, as the latter snapped the Bruins 88-game winning streak. In that game, Shumate tallied a 24-point, 11-rebound double-double, grabbing the final winning rebound to clinch it.

Shumate ultimately had the best scoring average in the 1974 NCAA Tournament, averaging 28.7 ppg over three games and was named to the All-Regional Team as a result.

When it comes to converting shots, no one in the history of the program did it better, as Shumate still ranks first all-time with his .610 career shooting percentage (min. 600 attempts).

Shumate still ranks eighth all-time in points scored in a single season, racking up 703 during the 1973-74 campaign. During the same year, Shumate converted 62.7 percent of his shots, which ranks fifth all-time. The New Jersey native collected 27 career double-doubles, including 15 in his final season.

In addition, Shumate is just 1-of-4 different Notre Dame players to register at least 40 points in a single game, putting his name alongside Austin Carr, Adrian Dantley and Monty Williams.

Shumate was drafted by Phoenix as the fourth overall pick in 1974 and later earned NBA All-Rookie Team honors in his first season. He went on to average 12.3 points and 7.5 rebounds over a shortened pro career due to health problems. During his playing days, Shumate spent time with the Suns, San Antonio Spurs, Buffalo Braves and Detroit Pistons.

Shumate also got involved in the world of coaching, spending three years as a head coach at Gand Canyon (1983-86), seven years at SMU (1988-95) and one year with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury (2003). Lastly, Shumate also spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Notre Dame (1981-82, 1986-66) and one with the Suns (2009-10).

The Purcell Pavilion Ring of Honor was established in 2010 by the University of Notre Dame Athletics Department to honor former or current men’s and women’s basketball coaches and student-athletes who have made distinguished and noteworthy contributions during their careers at the University.

Upon induction, the individual’s name, jersey number and years at Notre Dame are stitched onto a banner and raised to the rafters in Purcell Pavilion to forever inspire the present and future fans who attend events in the Joyce Center. The individuals are also presented with a small reproduction of their Ring of Honor banner and also receive a ring in a private ceremony with the current men’s or women’s basketball team.

IRISH CLAIM FOURTH PLACE AT FIGHTING IRISH CLASSIC

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s golf team finished fourth in the 2022 Fighting Irish Classic on Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5  at Warren Golf Course. The Irish finished behind Florida (819), Georgia Southern (820), and North Carolina (821), shooting 16 under par for a collective 824.

Senior Patrick Kelly led the Irish with a tied finish for ninth, shooting five under par and finishing with a 205 on the tournament. He was followed by senior Palmer Jackson who was right behind him, shooting four under with a 206.

The Irish will be back in action at the Gopher Invitational on Sunday, Sept. 11 and Monday, Sept. 12 at the Windsong Farm Golf Club.

Valpo Football Announces Team Awards for Week 1

The Valparaiso University football program has announced its team awards for the opening week of the 2022 season after a 20-17 victory over Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday night at Brown Field.

Fifth-year senior running back Aaron Dawson (Westbury, N.Y. / W.T. Clarke / Milford Prep [Central Connecticut]) was named the Offensive Player of the Week, while redshirt freshman defensive lineman Kevin Spelman (New Lenox, Ill. / Providence Catholic) garnered Defensive Player of the Week recognition and redshirt senior kicker Brian Bartholomew (Sugar Grove, Ill. / Kaneland) received the squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week nod.

In addition, the program announced the following Scout Team Players of the Week – freshman running back Andre Tarver Jr. (Kalamazoo, Mich. / Kalamazoo Central) on offense, freshman linebacker Matthew Cotterman (Germantown, Ohio / Valley View) on defense and freshman wide receiver Jacob Stewart (Brooklyn, N.Y. / St. Joseph by the Sea) on special teams.

Dawson had 147 yards on 22 carries in his Valpo debut, while Spelman had five tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Bartholomew went 2-for-2 on field goals and 2-for-2 on extra points on a night that was highlighted by a career-long 50-yard field goal that snapped a 17-all tie with 1:36 remaining. He was also named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week. 

VALPO FOOTBALL GAME NOTES VS. ILLINOIS STATE

This Week in Valpo Football: After an enthralling season-opening win in Week 1, the Valparaiso University football team will hit the road for the first time this season by visiting Illinois State for a Saturday night showdown that is regionally televised on Marquee Sports Network. This marks a nonconference game between two institutions who share conference affiliation for the majority of their non-football sports in the Missouri Valley Conference. It also represents an opportunity for the Beacons to take on a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the nation’s top FCS league, and a full-scholarship opponent.

Previously: The 2022 season began on a winning note as Valpo avenged an 18-point loss to Indiana Wesleyan from a year prior by besting the Wildcats, a nationally-ranked NAIA powerhouse, 20-17 at Brown Field. The game was hanging in the balance until the closing seconds, as Brian Bartholomew nailed what proved to be a game-winning field goal from 50 yards out with 1:36 to play before Indiana Wesleyan missed a field goal attempt from 54 yards in the closing seconds.

Series Notes: This will mark the fifth overall meeting between these two schools and just the second since 1948. The only other modern matchup occurred in 2016, when No. 8/10 Illinois State prevailed 50-13 in the season opener. Valpo beat Illinois State 26-0 in 1933 and 15-0 in 1934 before the Redbirds prevailed 16-14 in 1948. The all-time series is tied at two victories apiece. This will mark Valpo’s ninth game against a Missouri Valley Football Conference opponent since the start of the 2010 season. In that time, the Beacons have matched up with North Dakota State, North Dakota, Youngstown State (x3), Western Illinois (twice) and Illinois State.

Following the Beacons: This week’s game will be televised regionally on Marquee Sports Network in addition to airing digitally on ESPN+ with Kurt Pegler (play-by-play), Peter Ferreri (analyst) and Scott Sudikoff (sideline) on the call. The hometown radio call as described by Todd Ickow (play-by-play) and Brandon Vickrey (analyst) will be available on 95.1 FM Valparaiso, WVUR, ValpoAthletics.com and the TuneIn Radio app. For in-game social media updates, follow @valpoufootball on Twitter. Links to live video, audio and stats will be available on ValpoAthletics.com.

Head Coach Landon Fox: Landon Fox (10-20) is in his fourth season as the head coach of the Valparaiso University football program in 2022. In his third season leading the program in Fall 2021, Valpo finished with a Pioneer Football League record of .500 or better for a second consecutive year. This marked the first time Valpo had achieved that feat since the 1999 and 2000 campaigns. The Beacons won four Pioneer Football League games in the same season for just the third time ever (2017 and Spring 2021) and four league games in any conference for just the third time since 1968. During his second season at the helm in Spring 2021, Fox was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award – which is presented annually to the FCS National Coach of the Year – after guiding Valpo to its best winning percentage since 2003 and tying for the squad’s best winning percentage since 1999. He led his team to Pioneer Football League runner-up honors, the program’s highest finish in the league standings since the PFL championship season of 2003. Fox’s defensive roots paid dividends on that side of the football in his second year at the helm, as the team enjoyed its best defensive season in four decades. Valpo held opponents to 283.3 yards per game, the program’s best total defense in the last 40 years. In Year 1 of the Fox Era in 2019, Valpo ranked in the Top 5 in the PFL in scoring defense (32.0, fifth), total defense (381.6, fourth), rushing defense (184.2, fourth) and passing defense (197.3, fifth). After spending the previous 11 seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Dayton, Fox was named the head football coach at Valpo prior to the 2019 season. He helped the Flyers finish with 10 winning seasons in his 11 years on staff and guided a defensive backfield that produced one All-American, four Academic All-Americans, two PFL Special Teams Players of the Year and three corners who were invited to NFL Rookie Minicamp. Prior to joining Dayton’s staff, Fox served as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Wayne State University in Detroit from 2005-2007. He also spent time as a defensive graduate assistant at Ball State University (2004), Dayton (2002-2003) and Lakeland College (2001). Fox began his coaching career as an assistant varsity coach at Preble Shawnee High School in Camden, Ohio during the 2000 season. During his playing days, Fox was a team captain and all-conference performer at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio from 1995-1999 and graduated with a degree in physical education and health in May 2000 before earning his master’s degree in education from Lakeland in May 2002.

Starting Out in the W Column: Valpo notched its first season-opening victory to start a fall campaign since 2007 by beating Indiana Wesleyan in Week 1. In the previous 13 season openers, the only victory was the win at Butler to start the unusual Spring 2021 slate. Valpo also won the home opener for the first time since 2016, snapping a streak of five straight setbacks in Brown Field lidlifters. If the Beacons can knock off Illinois State on Saturday, it would mark the program’s first 2-0 start to a season since 2000. 

Thrillers Galore: Since the start of the Spring 2021 season, half of the team’s 18 games have been decided by seven points or fewer. The Week 1 victory over Indiana Wesleyan helped Valpo improve to 5-4 in one-score games over the last three seasons. The win snapped a streak of three straight losses in one-score contests created by last season’s seven-point loss at San Diego, seven-point loss at St. Thomas and three-point home overtime loss to Marist.

Program Progress: After going a combined 3-20 during the 2018 and 2019 seasons that represented Dave Cecchini’s final year and the first year of the Landon Fox Era, the program has enjoyed a significant step in the right direction since the start of Spring 2021. This year’s Week 1 win vs. Indiana Wesleyan allowed Valpo to improve to .500 at 9-9 in the program’s 18 games over those three seasons. Four of those nine losses were by seven points or fewer, and two of the others were to Division-I FCS scholarship opponents North Dakota State and Dartmouth.

Bart’s Boot: Kicker Brian Bartholomew’s game-winning 50-yard field goal in the final two minutes of the Sept. 3 season opener vs. Indiana Wesleyan represented the longest of his collegiate career. That edged his previous personal best of 49 yards, which represented Valpo’s first points of an eventual 10-7 win at Drake during the Spring 2021 season. He became just the second Valpo player to hit a field goal from 50 yards out since 2003, joining Dimitrios Latsonas, who was good from 50 on Nov. 17, 2018. Bartholomew was one of two players in the FCS nation with a 50-yard field goal in Week 1, joining Charleston Southern’s Sam Babbush in a tie for the longest field goal in the FCS nation to that point in the season. In the Week 1 victory, Bartholomew went 2-for-2 on field-goal tries, 2-for-2 on extra points and averaged 65.0 yards per kickoff including three touchbacks. He is up to 21 career made field goals, has a career field-goal percentage of 80.8 that ranks eighth among all active players in Division-I FCS.

Putting the Special in Special Teams: Brian Bartholomew was recognized as the Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week following Valpo’s Week 1 victory over Indiana Wesleyan. He won the award for the second time in his career after previously doing so in November 2021, when he broke a single-game program record with eight made PATs in a victory over Presbyterian. Bartholomew’s most recent honor marked the eighth time since the start of the Spring 2021 season that a member of the Beacons has hauled in PFL Special Teams Player of the Week recognition. Valpo has played 18 games in that time, with nearly half of them resulting in the league Special Teams Player of the Week.

Date                Player                                     Opponent

9-3-22             K Brian Bartholomew            Indiana Wesleyan

11-6-21           K Brian Barthlomew              Presbyterian

10-30-21         P Ben Niesner                         at San Diego

10-9-21           P Ben Niesner                         at St. Thomas

9-25-21           Austin Martins (blocked FG) at Drake

4-17-21           Drew Gedrys (blocked PATs) San Diego

4-3-21             P Ben Niesner                         at Drake

3-20-21           P Ben Niesner                         vs. Drake

No Run Zone: Valpo contained Indiana Wesleyan to just 25 rushing yards on 24 carries in the Sept. 3 season opener. The 25 yards marked the fifth-fewest allowed by an FCS defense on the young season thus far. That was Valpo’s best performance in terms of rushing defense since Sept. 15, 2007, when Kalamazoo rushed for negative-34 yards on 12 carries. The defensive line produced six sacks including a pair of strip sacks and 10 tackles for loss in the Week 1 game against Indiana Wesleyan.

For the Brand: Valpo has become no stranger to success in the punting game as Ben Niesner became one of the best punters in PFL history prior to graduating at the end of last season. Evan Matthes has big shoes to fill, but the West Virginia transfer is off to a strong start. He posted a punting average of 48.1 with a long of 61 in Week 1, pinning three of his seven attempts inside the 20. Entering the Sept. 10 game at Illinois State, he ranks third nationally in FCS with a punting average of 48.1.

Dawson Debut: Running back Aaron Dawson accrued 147 yards on 22 carries in his Valpo debut on Sept. 3 vs. Indiana State. Dawson, who joined the program as a transfer from Central Connecticut State prior to this season, became just the third different Valpo player to rush for 100 yards in a game over the last six seasons, joining Robert Washington (10 times) and Chris Duncan (once). This marked the fourth consecutive game dating back to last season that a Valpo running back has rushed for at least 100 yards.

Under the Lights: Home night games have been a rarity for the Valpo football program. The Sept. 3 season opener vs. Indiana Wesleyan marked the first such game in eight years as the last home night game was on Sept. 6, 2014 vs. Saint Joseph’s College, the first home game of the Dave Cecchini Era, which preceded the Landon Fox regime. Valpo also played a home night game in 2012 vs. Saint Joseph’s, 2011 vs. Franklin and 2010 vs. Saint Joseph’s. This marked the fifth home night game in program history.

Opening at Home: For the first time in a decade, Valpo kicked off the season at home. The last time the Beacons started the docket with a home contest was Aug. 30, 2012 vs. Saint Joseph’s. The last nine seasons all started away from Brown Field.

Other Notes Wrapping Up Week 1: Valpo 20, Indiana Wesleyan 17

Keyon Turner had a career-high 11 tackles as both of the top tackle outputs of his collegiate career have come against Indiana Wesleyan.

Sam Hafner had 10 tackles plus a strip sack.

Aaron Dawson ran for 147 yards, while eight different Valpo players caught passes from Michael Appel Jr. (13-of-20, 150 yards) and Mason Kaplan (3-of-5, 44 yards).

Solomon Davis had his first career touchdown catch after entering the night with just one career reception.

Dom Grguric had a team-high five catches including the first reception of his collegiate career.

Kevin Spelman forced a key fumble and James Doerer had the fumble recovery.

VALPO Women’s Golf Reveals 2022-23 Schedule

The Valparaiso University women’s golf program has announced its 2022-2023 slate, which features five fall tournaments and five spring events culminating with the MVC Championship beginning on April 16.

The season will get underway on Sunday, Sept. 11 as the Beacons tee off the Redbird Invitational at Weibring GC in Normal. Valpo will be returning to that event by competing in an event hosted by Illinois State for the fourth time in the last three seasons. Valpo will make the program’s fourth appearance at the Cardinal Classic hosted by Ball State on Sept. 19-20, traveling to that tournament for the second straight season.

The Beacons will round out the fall with three more familiar destinations – the Butler Fall Invitational (Oct. 3-4), the Loyola Parkinson Invitational (Oct. 10-11) and the Dayton Flyer Invitational (Oct. 17-18). Valpo will participate in Dayton’s event for the third time in the last four years and Butler’s for the second consecutive season. The program also competed in Loyola’s fall event in seasons past, most recently 2019-2020.

The first three tournaments on the spring docket are all first-time trips for the Brown & Gold. The Lady Bison Classic in Panama City, Fla. will tee off the spring slate on Feb. 5-7. That will be followed by the Islander Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas (Feb. 20-21) and the SHU Spring Invite in Daytona Beach, Fla. (March 8-10).

The final tune-up for the conference championship will be the Indiana State Spring Invitational in Terre Haute (April 3-4), a tournament that has been a fixture on the schedule throughout head coach Jill McCoy’s tenure.

The Beacons will feature four freshmen and six returning players this season. 

Aces fall to Tennessee State

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Giulia Cardona recorded 18 kills, 6 digs and 5 aces on Tuesday night in a 3-1 loss to Tennessee State inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

Cardona led all players with her kill and ace tallies.  Emilee Scheumann totaled 11 kills for the University of Evansville volleyball team while Melanie Feliciano finished with 8.  Blakeley Freeman and Feliciano led the way with 11 digs while Kora Ruff added 37 assists.

Set 1 – TSU 25, UE 22

Eight ties in the opening sequence led to an 8-8 tie.  The Tigers converted three consecutive kills to open an 11-8 advantage before Kate Tsironis ended the run with a kill of her own.  Moments later, Emilee Scheumann recorded a kill that tied it and a TSU error gave UE a 15-14 edge.

Tennessee State countered, turning a 17-17 tie into a 19-17 lead.  They would go back up by three tallies (23-20), but UE did not throw in the towel.  Giulia Cardona served up an ace that cut the gap to just one before TSU rebounded to win by a 25-22 final.

Set 2 – UE 25, TSU 19

Evansville had a better start in the second game, opening a 5-1 lead.  Cardona recorded a pair of kills in the stretch as UE would hold the lead until Tennessee State rallied to tie it up at 11-11.  After the Tigers picked up a 16-15 edge, the Purple Aces responded in a big way.

Five in a row by the Aces pushed the lead back to four tallies.  Cardona added three more kills to her total to push the lead back out and her squad would hold strong from there, earning a 25-19 win to knot the match.

Set 3 – TSU 25, UE 18

It was the Tigers who grabbed the momentum to open game three.  Taking a lead of 11-3, Tennessee State was primed to run away with the set.  That appeared to be the case as the Tigers pushed their advantage to as many as 12 points at 22-10.

Showing their fight, the Aces battled back.  Two aces by Cardona spearheaded a 6-0 stretch and UE would get within five at 23-18.  Unfortunately, the deficit was too much to overcome with TSU taking the set and grabbing a 2-1 lead in the match.

Set 4 – TSU 25, UE 14

Out of the gate, it was the Tigers who took control.  After jumping out to a 4-1 lead, the Tigers gradually added to the advantage.  After doubling up the Aces at 14-7, TSU cruised to a 25-14 win to clinch the match.

This weekend, the Aces head to the Baylor Classic where they face Arizona State, Colorado State and the host Bears in Waco, Texas.

USI takes on a trio in the Chattanooga Classic

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (0-6, 0-0 OVC) takes a trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Chattanooga Classic. The Screaming Eagles will battle Miami (OH) University (2-4) Friday at noon before dueling against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1-5) Friday at 6 p.m. USI rounds out the classic by facing Duquesne University (1-5) Saturday at 1 p.m. All game times are central.

Game Coverage

Information about USI Volleyball, including live stats, video, and audio broadcasts, is available on USIScreamingEagles.com.

Tickets

Admission to the Chattanooga Classic is free to all attendees.

Screaming Eagles Headlines:

Ohio Woes. University of Southern Indiana went 0-3 in the Kent State Invitational in Kent, Ohio last weekend. The Screaming Eagles fought hard against Oakland University, Kent State University, and Cornell University despite going a combined 1-9 in 10 sets.

Bednar Honored. It was announced that sophomore Abby Bednar landed herself on the Kent State Invitational All-Tournament team. Bednar finished the weekend with 22 kills, 26 digs, and three aces after playing in 10 sets.

Double Trouble. In USI’s 3-1 loss to Cornell, sophomore Abby Weber and junior Katherine Koch each earned double-doubles for the second time this season. This is the second time USI had two or more players notch double-doubles in the same match (L. Anderson-21 kills, 14 digs; Koch-44 assists, 15 digs; Weber-14 kills, 10 digs vs. Murray State). Weber finished the match with 16 kills and 10 digs while Koch nabbed 41 assists and 11 digs.

Season Leaders. Weber leads the Eagles with 62 kills and 69 points while junior Leah Anderson has 60 kills and 68.5 points. Koch has dominated the passing game, leading the team with 160 assists. Bednar has earned a team-high four aces while freshman Keira Moore has secured 81 digs.

OVC Leaders. USI has three players noted in the conference individual standings. Koch has the second most assists with 160 while being fourth in assists per set with 7.27. Sophomore Lauren O’Neill has put up 1.08 blocks per set, putting her fourth in the OVC. Moore ranks fourth in the conference with 3.68 digs per set and holds fifth most total digs with 81.

Guarding the Front Lines. Freshman Bianca Anderson and O’Neill have stood tall at the net for USI, earning 15 and 14 blocks, respectively. The Eagles have five players with double-digit blocks (B. Anderson-15; O’Neill-14; Koch-13; L. Anderson-11; Downing-10) while the team has 40 total blocks (one solo and 78 assists).

Anderson’s Amazing Career. L. Anderson is the lone Eagles who ranks first in career kills per set, service aces per set, and points per set within the OVC. Anderson holds a 2.99 kills per set rating along with a 0.45 ace per set mark. She also sits atop the league with career points per set with 3.67.

About Miami (OH). The RedHawks have started the season 2-4, receiving wins against Bradley and Marshall. Offensively, Miami has 264 kills, 251 assists, and 34 aces. On the defensive side, the RedHawks have recorded 307 digs and 23 blocks (eight solo and 30 assists).

Leading the RedHawks. Freshman Ellie Hanson has kicked off her collegiate campaign successfully, leading the RedHawks with 63 kills and 68 digs. Senior Allyson Severance is closing the attack gap with 62 kills and a team-high 2.95 kills per set. Freshman Hayden Hicks leads the team with 161 assists while freshman Gentry Warrick has a total 12 blocks.

About UT Chattanooga. The Mocs are coming off a 1-5 start to its season, earning a win against Presbyterian last weekend. As a team, Chattanooga has 248 kills, 219 assists, and 34 aces. Defensively, the Mocs have tallied 362 digs and 37 blocks (13 solo and 48 assists). Chattanooga will face UNC Asheville (9/7) and Duquesne (9/9) before facing the Eagles.

Leading the Mocs. Redshirt-senior Natalie Tyson has stormed away with 64 kills for Chattanooga while sophomore Sophia Bossong has collected 105 assists. Sophomore Paige Gallentine leads the team with 97 digs and six aces while sophomore Kate Neill has recorded a team-leading nine blocks.

About Duquesne. The Dukes look to turn around its 1-5 start after defeating Canisius last weekend. As a team, Duquesne has earned 218 kills, 205 assists, and 35 aces. After six matches, the Dukes have acquired 309 digs and 48 blocks (16 solo and 64 assists) while ranking 93rd nationally in blocks per set with 2.29. Duquesne also is 94th nationally in attacks per set with 35.05, second most in the Atlantic 10 Conference just behind George Washington (35.64). The Dukes will face Saint Francis (9/6), Chattanooga (9/9), and Miami (9/9) before battling the Eagles.

Leading the Dukes. Freshman Carsyn Henschen has developed for the Dukes, leading the team with 64 kills and seven aces. Senior Hailey Poling has earned a team-high 167 assists and 57 digs while freshman Madison Grimm has collected a team-leading 58 digs. At the net, freshman Ariel Helm has dominated the blocking game for Duquesne with 21 blocks.

Welcome to Division I. USI Board of Trustees voted unanimously in January 2022 to transition to NCAA Division I athletics beginning in the fall of 2022. The Eagles will be a full-time member of the Ohio Valley Conference and will face Division I opponents during the regular season for the first time in program history. The Eagles spent 42 seasons in NCAA Division II.

History in the Making. Anderson is within striking distance of becoming the 15th player in program history to reach the 1,000-kill plateau and 13th play[1]er to reach the 1,000-dig plateau. If successful in both endeavors, Anderson would become the fifth player in program history to reach both milestones.

Record Book Watch. The Eagles have one player climbing up the USI Volleyball Record Book:

–Leah Anderson is seventh in service aces (142) and 16th in kills (944) all-time.

More Information. For more information about USI Volleyball and Athletics, go to USIScreamingEagles.com or follow USI Athletics on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can access USI Volleyball Gameday by going to USIScreamingEagles.com/wvballgameday.

Men’s Soccer Holds #5 in USC DII Top 25 Poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team has earned the No. 5 ranking in the first edition of the United Soccer Coaches top 25 poll, officials announced on Tuesday.
 
The Greyhounds (2-0-1) earn the fifth spot after claiming wins over Ohio Dominican and Northern Michigan and a draw against then-No. 15 Lake Erie to open the season. Despite this high ranking, the Greyhounds fall one spot from their preseason ranking in the poll.
 
UIndy sits as the only Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) school in the poll. The Hounds will open conference play this Sunday against Maryville at Key Stadium. The match is set to begin at 2:30 p.m. ET.

 

RKSchoolPrevW-L-T
1California State University-Los Angeles13-0-0
2Palm Beach Atlantic University134-0-0
3Franklin Pierce University125-0-0
4Mercyhurst UniversityNR4-0-0
5UIndy42-0-1
6Midwestern State University223-0-0
7Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityNR2-0-1
8Davis & Elkins College103-0-0
9Saint Leo UniversityNR4-0-0
10California State University-Dominguez HillsNR4-0-0
11University Of Charleston23-0-0
12Fort Hays State University72-1-1
13Saginaw Valley State UniversityNR3-0-1
14West Texas A&M University171-0-2
15Cal Poly Pomona53-0-1
16Southern Connecticut State UniversityNR2-0-1
17Florida TechNR3-0-1
18Colorado Mesa University92-1-0
19University of North GeorgiaNR3-1-0
20Azusa Pacific University192-0-1
21Adelphi UniversityNR2-0-1
22Rollins CollegeNR3-0-1
23Northeastern State UniversityNR2-1-1
24University Of Wisconsin-ParksideRV3-1-0
25Colorado State University-Pueblo233-1-0

Football Crashes DII Coaches Poll

WACO, Texas—Coming off an impressive season-opening win, the UIndy football team elbowed its way into the AFCA Division II Coaches Poll, released Tuesday. After receiving votes in the preseason edition, the Greyhounds earned the No. 25 spot this week to earn their first poll appearance since last September.
 
The Hounds earned their top-25 designation after dismantling the NAIA’s No. 11 team, Saint Xavier, over last Saturday. UIndy lit up the scoreboard in the shutout win, routing the visiting Cougars, 57-0.

UP NEXT
The Greyhounds have a bye week on tap before heading to Tiffin University for a clash with the Dragons on Saturday, Sept. 17.


AFCA DIVISION II COACHES POLL

RKSCHOOL (1st-place votes)RECPTSPREV
1.Ferris St. (Mich.) (28)1-07481
2.Northwest Missouri St.1-07062
3.Valdosta St. (Ga.)1-06863
4.Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (1)1-06675
5.Shepherd (W.Va.)1-06086
6.Angelo St. (Tex.)1-05827
7.West Florida (1)1-052411
8.Harding (Ark.)1-05099
9.Bowie St. (Md.)1-05008
10.West Georgia1-047512
11.Nebraska-Kearney1-042814
12.Colorado School of Mines0-14244
13.Newberry (S.C.)1-036115
14.Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.)1-032619t
15.Albany St. (Ga.)1-028618
16.Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)1-027819t
17.California (Pa.)1-025221
18.Slippery Rock (Pa.)1-022923
19.Augustana (S.D.)1-015225
20.Ashland (Ohio)1-0122NR
T-21.Colorado St.-Pueblo1-0102NR
T-21.Notre Dame (Ohio)0-110210
23.West Texas A&M1-088NR
24.New Haven (Conn.)0-18516
25.Indianapolis (Ind.)1-076NR


Others Receiving Votes: Washburn (Kan.), 56; Kutztown (Pa.), 53; Minnesota St., 53; Pittsburg St. (Kan.), 52; Frostburg St. (Md.), 42; Minnesota-Duluth, 31; Tiffin (Ohio), 27; Western Colorado, 25; Henderson St. (Ark.), 23; Indiana (Pa.), 20; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 18; Virginia Union, 8; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 7; West Alabama, 7; Colorado Mesa, 4; Assumption (Mass.), 3; Ohio Dominican, 3; Missouri Western St., 1; Emporia St. (Kan.), 1.

ANDERSON Men’s Soccer: Information for 2022 Raven/Spartan Classic

he Anderson University and Manchester University men’s soccer teams will co-host Alma College and Wittenberg University for the 2022 Raven/Spartan Classic.

Anderson and Manchester take part in their ninth year in their partnership of hosting the Raven/Spartan Classic since establishing the tournament in 2013, only missing the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Each of the four schools are scheduled for a match on Saturday and Sunday. Anderson and Manchester will not be charging admission during the classic.

The winner of the classic will be determined by the team with the best record with tiebreakers being determined through head-to-head matchup, goal differential and result of penalty-kick shootout, in that order.

Each match that is tied after regulation will count statistically as a tie, but will be followed by a penalty-kick shootout for tournament tiebreaker purposes.

Following the tournament, the head coaches will determine an 11-player all-tournament team along with an Offensive MVP and Defensive MVP.

Anderson will also be hosting its Parent’s Day during Saturday’s match against Alma.

Matches at Fridley Field (Anderson, Ind.)

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Anderson vs. Alma – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Anderson vs. Wittenberg – 2 p.m.

Matches at Spartan Stadium (North Manchester, Ind.)

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Manchester vs. Wittenberg – 1 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 11 – Manchester vs. Alma – 1 p.m.

TAYLOR FOOTBALL | Scally Earns MSFA Defensive Player-of-the-Week Nod

UPLAND, Ind. – Following his standout performance in Taylor’s 52-6 win over Judson on September 3, Dawson Scally was named the MSFA’s Mideast League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Scally highlighted TU’s game-changing third quarter in which the Trojans outscored their guests by a 24-0 count to break open a contest that was 14-6 at the half. The freshman snared a Judson pass out of the air and raced it 43 yards for a touchdown that moved Taylor’s lead out to 31-6 midway through the third quarter.

In addition to the 43-yard pick-six, Scally led Taylor in tackles with seven and recorded six of those stops via a solo hit. The play of Scally helped limit the Judson passing attack to 148 yards.

The MSFA weekly honor is the first for Scally in his young career and gives the Taylor football program four weekly nods from the MSFA through two games this season. Taylor now boasts seven total athlete-of-the-week awards during the 2022 fall season.

Scally and the Trojans (2-0, 1-0 MSFA) will return to action on Saturday, September 10, with a 6:00 pm game at NCAA Division I FCS Butler.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | No. 16 Women’s Golf Opens Fall Campaign with Tourney Title

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The 2022 fall season opened in style for the 16th-ranked Taylor women’s golf program, as the Trojans posted the top-two single-round scores of the event and cruised to a 25-stroke title on Tuesday afternoon at the Battle at Brookwood.

Taylor opened play at the Brookwood Golf Course on Monday with a team score of 308 to take a five-shot lead into the final 18 holes on Tuesday. TU found its rhythm on day-two, blitzing the course with a 295 to blow away the six-team field.

Taylor’s 308 and 295 were the two-best scores of the event and its 36-hole total of 608 provided a 25-shot gap over second-place Grace and a 32-shot cushion over third-place Huntington.

The individual leaderboard reflected the team standings, with Taylor players taking the top-four finishes and making up six of the top-10 scores.

Reigning Crossroads League Champion, Sabrina Langerak, fired back-to-back 73’s to take the individual crown by one shot over new teammate Shayne Lim, who shot a tourney-best 72 on Tuesday to make a charge. The duo carded scores of 146 and 147 to clear the remainder of the field by six shots.

Two more Trojans came in a tie for third, with Ellie Beavins and Alyssa Schmidt finishing at 153. Following just behind was Elizabeth Kemper in fifth and Margarita Garrido in 10th.

No. 16 Taylor is set to return to the course on September 9 and 10 at the Players Club Invitational in Yorktown, Indiana.

Thompson Earns NCAC Football Offensive Athlete of the Week Honors

Liam Thompson earned the first North Coast Athletic Conference Offensive Football Player of the Week Award for his efforts in Saturday’s 52-48 Wabash victory over Hampden-Sydney.

Thompson amassed 494 yards of total offense, the second-highest total in Wabash football history. The junior quarterback threw for a career-high 392 yards and matched his career-best effort with four touchdown throws. Thompson also rushed 102 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Thompson turned in the third-highest overall offensive performance of the week among NCAA Division III teams with his 494 yards of total offense. He ranked ninth in passing yards for the week and eighth in passing touchdowns.

“SPORTS EXTRA”

MLB STANDINGS

American League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
NY Yankees8154.60046 – 2035 – 3436 – 2523 – 715 – 144 – 6W 2
Tampa Bay7658.5674.546 – 2430 – 3434 – 2614 – 1516 – 97 – 3W 2
Toronto7560.556638 – 2937 – 3129 – 2519 – 1515 – 147 – 3L 1
Baltimore7264.5299.540 – 2732 – 3728 – 3115 – 1519 – 105 – 5W 1
Boston6770.4891535 – 3432 – 3618 – 3816 – 1425 – 85 – 5L 2
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Cleveland7064.52233 – 3037 – 3413 – 1633 – 2412 – 164 – 6W 2
Minnesota6865.5111.540 – 2928 – 3617 – 1431 – 2212 – 176 – 4L 1
Chi White Sox6868.500334 – 3634 – 3215 – 1731 – 2914 – 155 – 5L 1
Kansas City5582.40116.532 – 3923 – 4312 – 2026 – 3110 – 184 – 6L 2
Detroit5185.3752030 – 4021 – 459 – 2023 – 388 – 183 – 7L 4
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Houston8749.64044 – 2143 – 2810 – 1223 – 845 – 236 – 4L 1
Seattle7759.5661036 – 2941 – 3016 – 1717 – 835 – 288 – 2W 1
LA Angels6076.4412731 – 3929 – 3711 – 2316 – 926 – 317 – 3W 2
Texas5976.43727.528 – 3831 – 385 – 1817 – 1327 – 371 – 9W 1
Oakland5086.3683722 – 4428 – 4213 – 2011 – 1822 – 364 – 6L 1
National League
East
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
Atlanta8551.62547 – 2538 – 2635 – 2221 – 1218 – 127 – 3W 6
NY Mets8551.62546 – 2339 – 2844 – 2115 – 619 – 145 – 5L 3
Philadelphia7461.54810.540 – 3034 – 3130 – 2720 – 1017 – 164 – 6W 1
Miami5579.4102926 – 3829 – 4125 – 3211 – 1512 – 211 – 9L 8
Washington4888.3533722 – 4726 – 4111 – 4314 – 1715 – 186 – 4L 1
Central
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
St. Louis8056.58846 – 2334 – 3315 – 1738 – 2017 – 98 – 2W 1
Milwaukee7164.5268.535 – 2636 – 3811 – 1335 – 3012 – 175 – 5L 1
Chi Cubs5778.42222.529 – 3828 – 4013 – 930 – 348 – 213 – 7W 1
Cincinnati5380.39825.529 – 3924 – 4112 – 2220 – 2910 – 225 – 5L 1
Pittsburgh5084.3732927 – 3923 – 459 – 2023 – 3314 – 173 – 7W 1
West
TeamWLPctGBHomeRoadEastCentralWestLast 10Streak
LA Dodgers9342.68948 – 1845 – 2419 – 1421 – 938 – 146 – 4W 1
San Diego7562.5471936 – 2939 – 3319 – 1519 – 1031 – 286 – 4W 1
San Francisco6569.48527.537 – 3228 – 3717 – 1317 – 1121 – 354 – 6L 1
Arizona6570.4812837 – 3428 – 3616 – 1516 – 1622 – 327 – 3L 1
Colorado5879.4233637 – 3321 – 4610 – 2413 – 1527 – 304 – 6W 1

X – Clinched Division,  Y – Clinched Playoff Spot

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1896       The first-place Orioles (NL) sweep a tripleheader against the cellar-dwelling Colonels, 4-3, 9-8, and 12-1. Baltimore will establish the record for most games won in two consecutive days with five when they take both ends of tomorrow’s twin bill with Louisville.

1896       New Britain (CT) native Tom Lynch becomes the first major league umpire to work in over 1,000 games. The National League arbitrator, who becomes the president of the circuit in 1910, will be behind home plate in 1309 of 1325 of the games he will work.

1903       A year before the completion of the first NYC subway line, the Brooklyn Superbas play their crosstown rivals in a two-stadium, same-day doubleheader. The first game played in Washington Park begins at 10:30 a.m. with 9,300 fans watching the visiting Giants win the opener, 6-4, and later that afternoon in front of 23,623 patrons at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, Brooklyn wins the second game, 3-0.

1908       In a span of four days, Senators’ sensation Walter Johnson throws his third consecutive shutout against the Highlanders at Hilltop Park. The Big Train’s two-hit performance in the first game of the Monday Labor Day doubleheader follows a six-hit blanking on Friday and a four-hitter with no runs on Saturday.

1911       Cy Young loses a pitching duel to Phillies’ rookie right-hander Grover Cleveland Alexander at Boston’s South End Grounds, 1-0. Next month, the 44-year-old veteran Braves hurler will end his career after 22 seasons with an astonishing 511 victories, a major league record unlikely to be broken.

1913       To beat the impending inclement weather, Galveston, playing host to San Antonio, finishes the regular season with a 49-minute game, a 4-0 victory by the hometown Pirates, who compiled 13 hits during the brief Texas League contest. The team’s owners encourage the players to play rapidly to avoid giving the fans rain checks for next year.

1914       The Braves play their first ‘home’ games at Fenway Park, splitting a doubleheader with the Giants at the Red Sox’s ballpark. The change in venues, which will include all the remaining games in the regular season and World Series contests, is necessitated when the Boston’s South End Grounds proves to be too small to accommodate the growing crowds following the Miracle Braves.

1916       The Giants defeat the Dodgers 4-1 to start their major league record 26-game winning streak. The ‘Jints’ start the span two games under .500, making up nine games in the standings but remain in fourth place during the entire run of victories.

1923       Red Sox starter Howard Ehmke no-hits the A’s at Shibe Park, 4-0. In the seventh inning, the 29-year-old right-hander appears to lose his bid for a no-hitter, but Philadelphia hurler Slim Harriss’ would-be double becomes the third out when he fails to touch first base.

1935       Red Sox infielder Joe Cronin hits into a 5-6-4-3 game-ending triple play when his line drive caroms off Indian third baseman Odell Hale’s head to Bill Knickerbocker. The Tribe’s shortstop starts the triple killing throwing the rebound to Roy Hughes, covering second, who relays the ball to first baseman Hal Trosky, giving Cleveland a 5-3 victory in the first game of a twin bill at Fenway Park.

1942       When a truck slams into the rear of their car, Cleveland Buckeye backstop Buster Brown and pitcher Smoky Owens die almost immediately, and three of their teammates along with the team’s general manager are seriously injured. The fatal accident occurred at 3 a.m. in Geneva, Ohio, when the Negro American League team traveled to Akron after playing a twin bill against the Black Yankees in Buffalo.

1950       At Detroit’s Briggs Stadium, Tiger outfielder Hoot Evers hits for the cycle, collecting five hits, 13 total bases, and six RBIs. The left fielder’s tenth-inning single completes the accomplishment and is part of a two-run rally that ties the game at 13-13 before darkness halts the game.

1952       At Washington’s Griffith Stadium, Johnny Mize pinch-hits a grand slam, giving the Yankees a 5-1 victory over the Senators. The ‘Big Cat’ has now homered in all fifteen major league ballparks currently in use, with Sportsman’s Park serving as the home for the Cardinals and Browns.

1955       In the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the A’s, Whitey Ford becomes the fifth big league pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters. In his last start, ‘Slick’ held the Senators hitless, except for a seventh-inning bloop by Carlos Paula.

1962       With four steals in a 10-1 loss to the Pirates, Dodger Maury Wills breaks the modern National League record for stolen bases in a season with his 82nd swipe. Cincinnati’s Bob Bescher established the mark in 1911, playing left field with Cincinnati.

1964       At Connie Mack Stadium, a Labor Day crowd of 26,390 fans watches the first-place Phillies split a doubleheader with the Dodgers. The attendance for the twin bill brings the season’s total to 1,224,172 patrons, breaking the all-time franchise home attendance record established by the Whiz Kids in 1950.

1967       With just three weeks left in the season, the standings at the end of the day will reveal a four-way tie for first place in the American League. The Red Sox (79-62), the eventual AL champs, are battling the White Sox (78-61), Tigers (79-62), and the Twins (78-61) to capture the flag in the historic pennant race.

1967       At Candlestick Park, the Giants tie a National League mark, using a record 25 players to beat the Astros in 15 innings, 3-2. Manager Herman Franks uses all his starters and five relief pitchers, sends six pinch-hitters to the plate, and three players enter the contest as pinch-runners, along with two defensive substitutions.

1968       New York southpaw Jerry Koosman’s franchise record of 31.2 consecutive scoreless innings ends when a runner crosses the plate in the bottom of the third inning in the team’s 4-2 victory in Montreal. Although Dwight Gooden will pass the left-hander’s effort with 36.2 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run, Koosman’s record without allowing any runs will last for 39 years before knuckleballer R. A. Dickey surpasses the mark in 2012.

1968       In the bottom of the ninth, Houston’s third baseman Doug Rader tags out Hank Aaron, who falls running to home plate with the winning run. The last-place Astros come back for an improbable 6-3 victory over the Braves when they score three runs in the top of the tenth frame.

1969       Donald Dubois wins $27,000 when Fred Talbot, the Pilots’ starting pitcher who throws a three-hit shutout, hits a grand slam in the sixth inning of the team’s 8-0 victory over California at Sick’s Stadium. The Gladstone, Oregon native’s good fortune is the result of participating in the expansion team’s “Home Run for the Money” promotion.

1973       The umpires delay the second game of the Mets-Expos doubleheader at the Montreal ballpark for 11 minutes to prevent an injury. The setting sun over the rim of Jarry Park makes it impossible for the first baseman to see a ball thrown from certain positions on the field.

1973       “I want to cast my own vote in favor of returning major league baseball back to the nation’s capital. You can be sure all of us in the Washington metropolitan area would enthusiastically welcome a National League team.” – PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON, the text of a letter sent to NL president Chub Feeney supporting the return of major league baseball to the District of Columbia. Joseph Danzansky successfully urges President Nixon to write a letter to National League president Chub Feeney supporting the return of major league baseball back to the District of Columbia. The Washington, D.C. grocery-chain magnate, who has conditionally bought the Padres, sees his efforts to move the team to the nation’s capital thwarted by legal actions, allowing Ray Kroc to buy the Friars and keep the club in San Diego.

1973       The Rangers fire future Hall of Fame manager Whitey Herzog. The White Rat, who compiled a 47-91 record during his six-month tenure in the Texas dugout, will be replaced by Billy Martin.

1973       New York southpaw Jerry Koosman establishes a franchise mark with a streak of 31.2 consecutive scoreless innings before it is snapped when a run crosses the plate in the bottom of the third inning in the team’s 4-2 victory in Montreal. Although Dwight Gooden will pass the left-hander’s effort with 36.2 consecutive innings without giving up an earned run, Koosman’s record without allowing any runs will last for 39 years before it is surpassed by knuckleballer R. A. Dickey in 2012.

1974       The American League suspends Graig Nettles for ten days when his bat shatters on a disallowed infield hit, releasing six super balls collected by catcher Bill Freehan. The Yankee third baseman, who said the piece of lumber was given to him by a fan in Chicago, hit a home run in his first at-bat for the game’s only run in the Yankees’ 1-0 victory over Detroit at Shea Stadium.

1975       With an 8-4 victory over the Giants at Riverfront Stadium, the Reds clinch the National League West in their 142nd game of the season. The ‘Big Red Machine’ captures a title earlier than any other club since the inception of divisional play in 1969.

1978       In a 9-4 victory over the Expos, Mets backstop John Stearns establishes a new mark for National League catchers with his 25th stolen base. Johnny Kling swiped 24 bases catching for the Cubs in 1902.

1979       Carl Yastrzemski of the Red Sox gets three hits to pass Ted Williams on the all-time total base list. ‘Teddy Ballgame’ collected 2,654 hits during his 19 seasons with Boston.

1984       On his way to hurling a one-hitter, Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden fans Cub Ron Cey for his 228th strikeout, setting a National League rookie record. The Mets phenom passes Grover Cleveland Alexander, who established the mark in 1911 with 227.

1993       In the nightcap of a doubleheader at Cincinnati, Cardinal outfielder Mark Whiten becomes the 12th player to hit four home runs in one game, helping to tie two established RBI records. With 12 RBIs in the second game, he equals the single-game mark set by Jim Bottomley in 1924, and with his ribbie in the opener, he ties a 21-year-old record established by Nate Colbert for the most RBIs (13) in a twin bill.

1996       In a pregame ceremony in front of a sellout crowd at the Metrodome, the Twins bid farewell to Kirby Puckett, one of the team’s most popular players in recent years. After a remarkable 12-year Hall of Fame career, blindness in his right eye caused by glaucoma forced the talented and personable outfielder to retire in July.

1996       With 129 at-bats and a mediocre .254 batting average at the start of his major league career, Scott Rolen suffers a broken arm when hit by a pitch thrown by Cubs’ right-hander Steve Trachsel, causes him to miss the remainder of the season. The hit-by-pitch will prove to be a a lucky break (pun intended) when the Phillies’ third baseman, technically still a freshman due to having one less at-bat last season, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award.

1997       Expo infielder Mark Grudzielanek breaks the National League mark for doubles for a shortstop, hitting his 49th in a 2-1 loss to Philadelphia. Dick Bartell of the 1932 Phillies set the previous record.

1997       For only the twenty-second time in major league history, a player reaches the 50 home run plateau when Mariner outfielder Ken Griffey, Jr. goes deep off Bob Tewksbury in a 9-6 loss to Minnesota at the Metrodome. Junior will finish the season with a league-leading 56 round-trippers.

1997       In a 15-inning contest, a total of 33 players whiff during the Angels’ 5-4 victory at Tiger Stadium. Players from both teams become visibly upset with home plate umpire Mike Everitt when 21 of the 30 extra-inning outs are strikeouts, with 13 being the result of a called third strike.

1998       In the first inning at Busch Stadium, Cardinal first baseman Mark McGwire ties Yankee outfielder Roger Maris’ single-season home run mark established in 1961, hitting his 61st in a nationally televised Labor Day game against the Cubs. Big Mac hits his historic homer on his dad’s 61st birthday.

2001       At Busch Stadium, right-fielder Shawn Green breaks the Dodgers’ record for homers in a season with his 44th home run, the first of his two dingers he hits off Dustin Hermanson in the team’s 7-1 victory over the Cardinals. Duke Snider (1956) and Gary Sheffield (2000) shared the previous mark.

2001       Ranger infielder Alex Rodriguez breaks his American League record (42 in 1998 and 1999 for the Mariners) for home runs by a shortstop with his 43rd long ball of the season. In 1958, Cub Hall of Famer Ernie Banks established the major league record for homers for that position with 47.

2005       Dontrelle Willis becomes the first pitcher in the thirteen-year history of the Marlins to win 20 games in a season when the team routs Washington at RFK Stadium, 12-1. The high-kicking southpaw had established a franchise record for victories in his last start with his 19th win.

2006       The Cubs are honored by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks for their preservation efforts at Wrigley Field. The venerable old ballpark received Chicago Landmark Awards for Excellence for the bleacher expansion project, which improved circulation in the seating section, increased the number of bathrooms, and dramatically improved access for fans with disabilities.

2007       At Coors Field, nine relievers follow Rockies’ starter Elmer Dessens after he leaves the game with a strained left hamstring in the third inning of the team’s 10-4 win over the Padres. The ten Colorado pitchers, including eight hurlers who toss a frame or less, establish a National League record for a nine-inning game.

2008       The Pirates lose their 82nd game, an 11-6 defeat to the Giants at AT&T Park, ensuring the club will endure their 16th consecutive losing season. The streak equals the mark established by the 1933-1948 Philadelphia Phillies for the longest skid in the history of professional sports.

2009       The Pirates become the first baseball franchise in history to post a losing record for 17 consecutive seasons when the team drops a 4-2 decision to the Cubs at PNC Park. The dubious streak, which dates back to 1993, surpasses the Phillies’ skid from 1933 to 1948.

2010       At Petco Park, Padres’ starter Mat Latos establishes a major league record when he limits L.A. to one run over seven innings, extending his streak to 15 straight starts of five or more innings of allowing two or fewer runs. The 22-year-old right-hander breaks the mark previously shared by Greg Maddux (1993-94) and Mike Scott (1986).

2010       A statue of Billy Williams, who played 16 seasons with the club from 1959-74, is dedicated by the Cubs on the corner of Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street outside of Wrigley Field. In attendance for the unveiling of the sculpture that portrays the Hall of Famer outfielder finishing his sweet swing from the left side is his wife, Shirley, former teammates Ernie Banks, Ferguson Jenkins, Ron Santo, and Glenn Beckert, along with the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

2010       Trevor Hoffman earns his 600th save when he induces pinch-hitter Aaron Miles to hit a grounder for the final out in the Brewers’ 4-2 victory over St. Louis at Miller Park. The 42-year-old reliever, baseball’s career saves leader, has converted 600 of his 676 save opportunities (89%) during his 18-year career with Florida, San Diego, and Milwaukee.

2011       🇮🇹 Alex Liddi becomes the first player born and raised in Italy to play in the major leagues. The Mariners’ third baseman, who goes 0-for-2 in the loss to L.A., is the first MLB European Academy alumnus to make the show.

2015       In the last game of the season, Pensacola Blue Wahoos shortstop Ray Chang plays all nine positions, fielding a different one in each of the first nine innings, including tossing a clean ninth frame. The 32-year-old popular infielder also enjoys a 3-for-4 day at the plate, scoring a run and stealing a base in the Reds Double-A affiliate’s 4-2 loss against the Mobile BayBears.

2017       The Indians break a franchise record, set last season, with their 15th consecutive win, beating the White Sox at Chicago’s Guaranteed Rate Field, 11-2. The victory costs Universal Windows Direct $1.7 million when the local business honors a promotion that promised customers full rebates for any purchase made in July if the Tribe won 15 straight games after August 1.

2020       After not allowing more than three earned runs through his first 23 big league starts, Diamondback right-hander Zac Gallen gives up four runs in five innings of work, taking the loss in the team’s 4-2 to the Giants at Oracle Park. The 25-year-old former Tar Heel hurler’s accomplishment establishes the longest streak ever for a pitcher at the start of their career.

2021       At Fenway Park, Nelson Cruz becomes the oldest player in major league history to hit 30 home runs in a season when he homers twice in the Rays’ 12-7 victory of the Red Sox. The 41 -year-old designated hitter blasts a two-run round-tripper in the third inning and a solo shot in the fifth, David Ortiz (38, Red Sox – 2016) and Darrell Evans (34, Tigers – 1987), who both reached the milestone at 40 years of age.

WORLD SERIES HISTORY-1979

Pittsburgh Pirates (4) vs Baltimore Orioles (3)

As the 1970s came to a close, in sharp contrast to this self-centered, so-called “Me Decade,” a “Family” headed by “Pops” reunited for the Fall Classic and brought fun back to baseball. Willie Stargell had labored long and hard throughout the decade trying to restore a sense of enjoyment and pride that had been missing in the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse since the tragic death of Roberto Clemente in 1972. Stargell—the jovial first baseman, team captain and team —cheerleader”had built a close relationship with his teammates, and the new Buccos philosophy was noticeable both on and off the field. “Pops” had taken a few pointers from college football coaches (known as great motivators) and instituted his “Gold Star” program that awarded players with a prestigious star on their hats after a particularly good outing. At the time, the Pirates wore Cuban-style caps with gold bands around them, and the players vied against each other on the field and at the plate to see who could fill up more rows. It was a simple, almost child-like incentive, but it seemed to work as the Pirates captured the booty of the National League East Championship on the final day of the season.

Stargell had certainly earned his own stars as the 38-year-old veteran slugged 32 homers for the “Family” and its pater familias Chuck Tanner, and almost single-handedly swept the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Championship Series with a .455 average, two homers, and six runs batted in. In a rematch of the ’71 Fall Classic, Pittsburgh and Baltimore found themselves once again facing each other for baseball’s most prestigious title.

The Orioles came out strong in Game 1 with five runs in the first inning including a two-run blast by Doug DeCinces. Orioles pitcher Mike Flanagan made the numbers stand despite the best efforts of the Buccos— line-up. Phil Garner and Stargell (a two-time National League home-run champ with 461 lifetime HRs) each collected two RBIs, as Dave “The Cobra” Parker bit Baltimore for four hits. Pops accounted for the game’s final run with a clutch 8th-inning homer, but the Birds held on for a 5-4 opening victory.

Longtime teammate Manny Sanguillen gave Stargell and the Pirates a lift in Game 2, delivering a 9th-inning single that broke a 2-2 tie and enabled Pittsburgh to ace out ace reliever Don Stanhouse. As the Series moved on to the Steel City, any home-field advantage proved not be non-existent. As the teams took the field at Three Rivers Stadium, Baltimore shortstop Kiko Garcia single-handedly embarrassed the Pirates pitching staff in front of the home crowd. Garcia grabbed two singles, a double and a triple and batted in four runs. Fellow Oriole Benny Ayala also flew high as he launched a two-run homer deep into the cheap seats as the visiting American League champions prevailed, 8-4.

Game 4 first appeared to put the Pirate’s ship back on course, but pinch-hitters John Lowenstein and Terry Crowley each knocked two -run doubles in the 8th for a miraculous 9-6 comeback. Now down three games to one, Pops had to rally his Family as they prepared to go against the victorious Flanagan in Game 5. Newly adopted Family members Bill Madlock and Tim Foli both stepped up as, respectively, the former Met third baseman drove in three runs, and both he and shortstop Foli went four-for-four to instigate a 7-1 setback for Baltimore. Bert Blyleven, arguably the greatest curveball thrower in the NL, worked four scoreless innings of relief to seal the deal. Next, Jim Rooker, who had won only four games during the ’79 season, was, with some controversy, given the Game 5 start and performed beautifully with a very uncharacteristic three-hitter over five innings. On the heels of Rooker’s turnaround, John Candelaria became the obvious choice for Game 6 and “The Candy Man” combined with side-armed reliever Kent Tekulve to hold the Orioles to seven meaningless hits in a 4-0 shutout. All three Pirates pitchers had risen to the occasion and evened the contest while earning their stripes as well as Stargell’s stars.

Pittsburgh’s Jim Bibby and Baltimore’s Scott McGregor went mano y mano in the grand finale that would crown the last world champion of the 1970’s. Rich Dauer was the first to score with a 3rd-inning solo homer, which stood unchallenged until the 6th. After striking out Parker, McGregor gave up a single to Bill Robinson, and Stargell brought both them both around the bases with a tape-measure homer over the right-field fence. After tearing through five Orioles pitchers for two more runs in the 9th, the Pirates sailed off with a 4-1 victory and another World Series title. Pittsburgh became the fourth team in history to rise up from a three-games-to-one deficit to win a best-of-seven Classic. and their final statistics told the tale.

The Family’s pitching staff had held the Orioles to an embarrassing two runs in the final 28 innings of the Series. Five different Pirate hitters had collected ten or more hits: Garner (who finished with a .500 average) and Pops Stargell tallied 12 each, Omar Moreno had 11, and Parker and Foli each tallied ten. It was no surprise to Pittsburgh fans that Pops had also led the offense overall with three homers, seven runs batted in and a .400 average. A few months later, the equally prodigious Pittsburgh Steelers won their unprecedented fourth Super Bowl in the past six years, thus rightfully crowning Pittsburgh, PA as “The City of Champions.” As a result, both Stargell and Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw were selected by Sports Illustrated as the magazine’s first-ever pair of Sportsmen of the Year.

ALL-STAR GAME HISTORY-1987

If the last three games represented good pitching, then the ’87 All-Star Game represented great pitching. Never in history had an All Star game gone beyond five innings without a run. This year no one would score until the thirteenth!

Ozzie Virgil singled to center. Lee Smith struck out trying to bunt and Hubie Brooks singled Virgil to second. Willie McGee flied out and Tim Raines drilled his third hit of the game, a two-run triple to left-center.

For the National League, the dominant pitchers were Mike Scott, Rick Sutcliffe, Orel Hershiser, Rick Reuschel, John Franco, Steve Bedrosian, Lee Smith and Sid Fernandez.

For the American League, it was Bret Saberhagen, Jack Morris, Mark Langston, Dan Plesac, Dave Righetti and Tom Henke.

The so-called “power hitters” from both leagues were being shut down repeatedly and the fans were beginning to get disappointed in their weak performances at the plate. Many missed the excitement of homeruns and scoring derbies that were supposed take place during the meetings of the league’s top sluggers. The pitchers on the other hand, weren’t complaining.

FOOTBALL HISTORY

September 7, 1979 – ESPN has its very first day broadcasting. The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network started in rented office space in Plainville, Connecticut according to the ESPN website. The company is now owned by the American Broadcasting Company, with a 80% share and the other 20% is owned by Hearst. The ESPN complex is now located in Bristol, Ct on a sprawling 1.2 million square foot campus encompassing 18 different buildings. ESPN Inc. now owns the rights to over 50 different business entities. Its connection to football is very deep as it is the home of the NFL’s Monday Night Football, Numerous college games Thursday through Saturday during the season and many talk shown centered on the sport of football.

September 7, 1981 – Cleveland Browns quarterback, Brian Sipe sets a team record with 57 passing attempts in one game as the Browns fall at home to the San Diego Chargers,44-14.

September 7, 1986 – Again the Cleveland Browns make history as on this day they are the first team in NFL history to formally have a play reviewed by officials with video instant replay as they played at the Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears. On the 3rd play of the game the defending Super Bowl Champion Bears had an errant snap into their own end zone that Cleveland safety Al Gross jumped on. There was indecision from the on field officiating crew, but after review the Browns were awarded the score. The Bears came back and won the week 1 game though, 41-31.

September 7, 1986 – Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino becomes the fastest person to throw 100 touchdowns in the NFL. Marino tossed three scores on the day, two of them to Mark Clayton. Unfortunately for Miami that was not enough, as the home team San Diego Chargers had some scores of their own in the 50 -28 drubbing of the Dolphins.

September 7, 1991 – BYU quarterback Ty Detmer, goes past the NCAA career record 11,606 yards on this day according to the National Football Foundation. Detmer won the Heisman Trophy after the 1990 season and showed the UCLA Bruins that his game was still sharp a year later in this exciting early season match up. The Bruins held on to win at home 27-23 but not before Ty Detmer surpasess the throwing milestone.

HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAY’S

September 7, 1884 – Robert “Bob” “Tiny” Maxwell was a former guard that played for the University of Chicago and also Swarthmore College, a private liberal arts school in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Legendary University of Chicago Coach Alonzo Stagg recruited Bob Maxwell, because of his size and he was not tiny as the nickname he would receive later in life indicates. Bob Mawell was 240 lbs in 1902 and in that era the average lineman weighed less than 200 pounds! Maxwell played for Stagg and the Maroons for the 1902 and the 1903 seasons and also set records at the college in track and field’s hammer throw. Bob was accepted into Swarthmore College in 1904, and that is when it is beleived the monicker “Tiny” was adopted by his teammates as a nickname for him. The 1905 game against Penn brought Maxwell to the forefront as the face of football per an article on the National Football Foundation. During the contest Penn had put three blockers on Maxwell to nullify his influence in the game. This triple team line play was slugfest from start to finish, and Tiny Maxwell took the brunt of it. President Theodore Roosevelt was presented a photo of Bob’s bruised, bloodied and swollen face after the game was over as a representation of how brutal the game had become. Roosevelt became so enraged about the appearance of Tiny’s photo and the fact that 18 young men had died that season from football injuries, that he threatened to abolish the game if the powers in college football did not set out to meet with him to improve safety of players. Those changes did come in 1906 and changed football forever! The rule revisons were many but the big hitters were adoption of a legal forward pass, but with severe penalty for incompletions and the line to gain being moved from 5 to ten yards as it is today.

September 7, 1902 – Matt Kaer was a Southern California halfback that became enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1972’s ceremonies. Kaer was also a U.S. Olympian and he took fifth place in the 1924 Olympic Pentathalon Competition in Paris. After returning home he played for USC for 3 seasons and had set a school record with 19 touchdowns in the 1925 season. The Trojan record lasted for 43 seasons before O.J. Simpson eclipsed the TD mark in 1968. Matt became an All-American for his fine play in the 1926 season according to the National Football Foundation. After school his football career went to the professional ranks with a one year stint with the NFL’s Frankford Yellow Jackets. He may have stopped playing after that one NFL season but he stuck with the game he loved only in the coaching ranks as he became the head coach of Weed High School, in Weed California and stayed there for 28 years winning 17 conference championships.

September 7, 1908 – Paul Brown was the legendary 1st head coach of the Cleveland Browns way back in 1946 when they had their first season in the All-America Football Conference. That was Brown’s first professional coaching job as his prior experience in coaching came at the high school level and also with some military teams. Paul Brown was an innovator and made coaching what it is today. The concepts of hiring a full time, around the year coaching staff as well as hiring scouts to go over college talent a couple of items Brown came up with. He also started the idea of film study of his players, and had his players study in class room settings as well as study game film themselves. He sent plays into the huddle by shuttling guards in and out and also was the first to try a radio transmitter in a quarterback’s helmet. His career coaching record in the AAFC and NFL was a whopping 167-53-8 and he had but one losing season in 17 years at the helm of the Browns. Paul Brown’s teams won four AAFC titles and 3 NFL championships. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined this great innovator the class of 1967. Right after he was accepted into the Hall, the AFL authorized Brown to start a team in Cincinnati and he called them the Bengals in homage to other teams that played in the city previously. Brown was not only the Bengal’s owner and GM but he was also their head coach. The Brown family still owns the Bengals to this day.

September 7, 1923 – Emil “Red” Sitko was a part halfback, part fullback type that played for the University of Notre Dame. He didn’t go to the Fighting Irish right out of high school though as he served his country during World War II playing for the Great Lakes Navy football team, where in a game against his future team Notre Dame he scored a TD and had an interception against a previously undefeated Irish squad. After his service, he then attended the famous school in South Bend and in his four years at ND the teams record was 36 -0-2! Red led the team in rushing yards all four years he played at Notre Dame. To this day the rushing specialist is seventh on the Notre Dame All-time rushing yardage list. The College Football Hall of Fame invited Red Sitko into their place of honor in 1984. Red went on to play pro ball in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Cardinals.

September 7, 1951 – Bert Jones was a quarterback from LSU that played professionally for the Baltimore Colts in the NFL. Jones became a legend at LSU when in 1972 against Ole Miss he led the Tigers for a thrilling one point victory in the final seconds. The play is still filled with controversy to this day as many, mainly on the Ole Miss side believe that Jones and the Tigers were given an extra 4 seconds due to an alleged clock malfunction on the previous play. With four seconds on the field’s time piece Jones hit a streaking Brad Davis in the end zone for an LSU touchdown that put them over the Ole Mis Rebels 17-16. In the 17 games that Bert Jones started in college he passed for 3225 yards and 28 TDs which was a career record at the time for LSU. The College Football Hall of Fame enshrined Jones in 2016. As a Colt Jones succeeded Johnny Unitas as the Baltimore starter and led the Colts to three consecutive AFC East titles.

FOOTBALL HALL OF FAMERS

It wasn’t long after Bert Bell was elected the National Football League’s commissioner in January 1946, that he demonstrated he would be a fearless, tireless leader who would guide the league to new heights of popularity.

Bell’s first order of business was to prepare his league for a costly struggle with the new rival league, the All-America Football Conference. Steadfastly rejecting any settlement that would leave the AAFC intact, Bert finally presided over a “merger” after the 1949 season that brought three AAFC teams – Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, and San Francisco 49ers – into the NFL.

In Bell’s first year as commissioner, he also took a strong anti-gambling stance that marked the start of tough conduct codes in the NFL. Another far-sighted action was Bell’s handling of the-then young television industry. Realizing that televising home games would hurt stadium attendance and much-needed team revenues, Bell formulated the policy to permit only road games to be televised back to home cities, thus protecting gate revenues while making previously unavailable away games accessible to fans.

Bell exhibited a rare fortitude when he first recognized the NFL Players’ Association. Confronted by angry owners, he simply referred to the league’s constitution, which permitted him to act on any matter “in the best interests of pro football.” Bell began his pro football life as the founder-owner of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933 and struggled with overwhelming financial adversity for the rest of the decade. A unique franchise shift in 1940 found Bell moving to Pittsburgh as part owner of the Steelers, a status he maintained until he was selected as commissioner. On October 11, 1959, while watching his “two teams,” the Eagles and Steelers, play at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field; Bert suffered a fatal heart attack. The fact he died at an NFL game seemed appropriate for a man who had made pro football his entire life.

NUMBERS IN SPORTS

36 – 39 – 16 – 3 – 17 – 13 – 10 – 35 – 22 – 14

September 7, 1897 – George Davis of the New York Giants crushed a home run off of Sport McAllister who played on the Cleveland Spiders in a double header

September 7, 1923 – Boston Red Sox Howard Ehmke no-hits Philadelphia A’s, 4-0

September 7, 1952 – New York Yankees Number 36, Johnny Mize’s pinch-hit grand slam gives Yanks a 5-1 win at Washington, giving him a home run in all 15 major league parks

September 7, 1953 – Roy Campanella, wearing Number 39 set a record for catchers with 125 runs batted in en route to a total of142 RBIs on the season

September 7, 1955 – New York Yankee Whitey Ford (Number 16) became just the fifth MLB pitcher to toss consecutive 1 hitters

September 7, 1969 – Scottish Matra-Ford Number 3 driver Jackie Stewart won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship; his 6th F1 win of the season

September 7, 1981 – Cleveland Browns’ Brian Sipe, Number 17 sets club record with 57 pass attempts

September 7, 1984 – New York Met Number 16 Dwight Gooden’s 11 strikeouts gives him NL rookie record 236

September 7, 1986 – Dan Marino, Number 13 throws his 100th career touchdown pass, the fastest quarterback in NFL history to do so

September 7, 1988 – Skating legends Guy Lafleur (Number 10), Tony Esposito (Number 35) and Brad Park (Number 22) were inducted in NHL Hall of Fame

September 7, 1991 – Brigham Young University quarterback Number 14, Ty Detmer passes NCAA record 11,606 yards

September 7, 1993 – St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Mark Whiten, Number 22 hit four home runs and 12 RBIs in 15-2 win at Cincinnati Reds

TV WEDNESDAY

MLBTIME ETTV
Milwaukee at Colorado3:10pmBally Sports
ATTSN-RM
Detroit at LA Angels4:07pmBally Sports
Chi. White Sox at Seattle4:10pmESPN+
NBCS-CHI
Root Sports
San Francisco at LA Dodgers4:10pmMLBN
NBCS-BAY
Sportsnet
NY Mets at Pittsburgh6:35pmSNY
ATTSN-PIT
Boston at Tampa Bay6:40pmMLBN
NESN
Bally Sports
Miami at Philadelphia6:45pmNBCS-PHI
Bally Sports
Minnesota at NY Yankees7:05pmBally Sports
YES
Toronto at Baltimore7:05pmSportsnet
MASN/2
Cincinnati at Chi. Cubs7:40pmBally Sports
MARQ
Washington at St. Louis7:45pmMASN/2
Bally Sports
Texas at Houston8:10pmATTSN-SW
Bally Sports
Cleveland at Kansas City8:10pmBally Sports
Arizona at San Diego8:40pmFS1
Bally Sports
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA Champions League: Ajax vs Rangers12:45pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Sporting CP12:45pmParamount+
Ligue 1: Lorient vs Olympique Lyonnais1:00pmbeIN Sports
UEFA Champions League: Napoli vs Liverpool3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Atlético Madrid vs Porto3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Club Brugge vs Bayer Leverkusen3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Barcelona vs Viktoria Plzeň3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Internazionale vs Bayern München3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur vs Olympique Marseille3:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Atlético Mineiro vs RB Bragantino4:00pmParamount+
MLS: New York City vs Cincinnati8:00pmESPN+
US Open Cup: Orlando City SC vs Sacramento Republic8:00pmESPN+
Liga MX: Tigres UANL vs Toluca8:00pmTUDN
Liga MX: Mazatlán vs Atlas10:00pmTUDN
Liga MX: Tijuana vs Guadalajara10:05pmFS2
TENNISTIME ETTV
US Open12:00pmESPN
US Open7:00pmESPN