THE INDIANA SRN “SPORTSPAGE” SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2024 (2024)

“THE SCOREBOARD”

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCORES

PHILADELPHIA 2 MIAMI 0

TAMPA BAY 3 WASHINGTON 1

BALTIMORE 2 TEXAS 1

NY YANKEES 16 TORONTO 5

CHICAGO WHITE SOX 5 COLORADO 3

SAN DIEGO 9 BOSTON 2

NY METS 7 HOUSTON 2

ATLANTA 6 PITTSBURGH 1

MILWAUKEE 4 CHICAGO CUBS 2

KANSAS CITY 10 CLEVELAND 3

ST. LOUIS 1 CINCINNATI 0

LA ANGELS 5 DETROIT 2

SEATTLE 3 MINNESOTA 2

OAKLAND 9 ARIZONA 4

SAN FRANCISCO 5 LA DODGERS 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SCORES

ROCHESTER 14 INDIANAPOLIS 7

DAYTON 4 FT. WAYNE 3

SOUTH BEND AT WISCONSIN PPD

WNBA SCORES

ATLANTA 78 CONNECTICUT 74

PHOENIX 92 LOS ANGELES 78

MLS

NEW YORK CITY 4 ORLANDO CITY 2

TOP NATIONAL SPORTS HEADLINES

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KENNY ATKINSON SIGNS 5-YEAR CONTRACT TO COACH CAVALIERS, WHO MADE CHANGE AFTER PLAYOFF APPEARANCE

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kenny Atkinson’s first stint as an NBA head coach ended with a sudden, strange separation in Brooklyn.

He’s hoping for a longer-lasting relationship in Cleveland.

The Cavaliers finalized a five-year contract on Friday with Atkinson, who spent the past three seasons as an assistant with Golden State and now takes over a Cleveland team coming off its second straight playoff appearance.

In choosing the respected Atkinson, the Cavs ended a monthlong search that began after the firing of J.B. Bickerstaff, who led the team to 99 wins the past two seasons. Bickerstaff was let go after Cleveland lost in five games to Boston in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

“Kenny brings a wealth of experience, a proven track record of player development, and a relentless work ethic that aligns with the vision we have for this franchise,” said Koby Altman, the team’s president of basketball operations. “His innovative approach will instill a style of play and brand of basketball that will give us a chance for sustainable success and ultimately compete for championships.

“His familiarity coaching alongside some of the NBA’s best elevates this partnership and we are excited that Kenny will guide our team and help us achieve our goals both on and off the court.”

The Cavs plan to introduce Atkinson at a news conference on Monday.

There was a delay in Atkinson signing his contract because he was in France helping its national team prepare for the upcoming Paris Olympics. He’ll be back in Europe next week for exhibition games with the French team.

Atkinson arrived in Cleveland on Wednesday and was in the team’s draft room when the Cavs selected Cal forward Jaylon Tyson with the No. 20 overall pick.

Atkinson’s hiring is another significant move in a pivotal summer for a Cleveland team that believes it has the necessary roster to compete for a championship. The next step — and perhaps the most important — is getting All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell to sign a long-term contract, which he is expected to do.

The 57-year-old Atkinson is a safe, sound pick by the team’s front office and chairman Dan Gilbert, who hasn’t always handled coaching searches with aplomb. Gilbert’s outside-the-box hires of first-time NBA coaches David Blatt and John Beilein backfired badly.

Atkinson is far less risky.

He has the resume, highlighted by offensive success and a reputation for developing players. Atkinson began as an assistant under Mike D’Antoni in New York and has also been on staffs with Tyronn Lue and most recently Steve Kerr.

The Cavs are counting on Atkinson to bring out the best in their young players, particularly 23-year-old forward Evan Mobley, and take the team further than Bickertaff could.

His experience with the Nets undoubtedly shaped Atkinson. Although his record wasn’t sparkling (118-190), he got Brooklyn’s players to buy in and the team made incremental improvements in each of his four seasons, making the playoffs in Year 3.

However, 62 games into the 2020 season, Atkinson was pushed out amid an ownership change and the ballyhooed arrivals of stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. His dismissal remains somewhat mysterious, one of those behind-the-scenes power struggles that percolate throughout the league.

The Cavs were also drawn to Atkinson’s offensive ingenuity. Under him, the Nets were at the forefront of playing faster and shooting more 3-pointers, a trend that took off and was embraced by the champion Celtics this season.

REPORT: RAPTORS SIGN QUICKLEY TO 5-YEAR, $175M DEAL

Restricted free agent Immanuel Quickley agreed to a five-year, $175-million contract with the Toronto Raptors, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Quickley averaged 18.6 points, 6.8 assists, and 4.5 rebounds in 38 games with the Raptors this season. The franchise acquired the 25-year-old, along with RJ Barrett, from the New York Knicks in December 2023 for a package focused on OG Anunoby.

Quickley saw his playing time increase in Toronto, recording 33.3 minutes per game with the Raptors after averaging 24 minutes across 30 contests with the Knicks prior to the trade.

New York drafted the former Kentucky product with the 25th pick in 2020. Quickley spent three-and-a-half seasons in the Big Apple, finishing as the runner-up to Malcolm Brogdon for Sixth Man of the Year for the 2022-23 season.

The Raptors compiled a 25-57 record this campaign, ranking 12th in the Eastern Conference.

REPORTS: WARRIORS, CHRIS PAUL TO PUSH BACK $30M DEADLINE

Friday’s deadline to guarantee Chris Paul’s $30 million contract for next season with the Golden State Warriors will come and go, multiple outlets reported, with both sides in agreement to push the deadline back to the start of free agency on Sunday.

According to ESPN, the two-day delay will give the Warriors more time to work out a trade.

Next season is the final one on Paul’s four year, $120 million deal he signed with the Phoenix Suns in advance of the 2021-22 season.

Paul, 39, was traded just over a year ago from the Suns to the Washington Wizards, then dealt again two weeks later to the Warriors.

Playing in 58 games for Golden State last season (18 starts), Paul averaged 9.2 points with 6.8 assists in a career-low 26.4 minutes per game.

The Rookie of the Year in the 2005-06 season and a 12-time All-Star, Paul has averaged 17.5 points and 9.4 assists in 1,272 games (1,232 starts) over 19 seasons. He has finished in the top five of MVP voting five times, but his scoring average has dipped in each of the past four seasons.

Paul ranks third in NBA history in both steals (2,614) and assists (11,894).

REPORT: MAVS TRADING TIM HARDAWAY JR. TO PISTONS

The Dallas Mavericks are trading Tim Hardaway Jr. and three second-round draft picks to the Detroit Pistons for fellow guard Quentin Grimes, ESPN reported Friday.

The Mavericks get younger and gain more financial flexibility with the move.

Hardaway, 32, is due $16.2 million in 2024-25 in the final year of his four-year, $75 million contract. Grimes, 24, is set to earn $4.3 million next season in the final campaign of his rookie contract.

Hardaway averaged 14.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 79 games (12 starts) in the 2023-24 regular season. He contributed 4.4 points and 1.8 boards in 14 playoff games as the Mavs reached the NBA Finals.

The son of Hall of Famer Tim Hardaway owns career averages of 14.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 736 games (345 starts) with the New York Knicks (2013-15, 2017-19), Atlanta Hawks (2015-17) and Mavericks (2019-24). He has made 1,676 career 3-pointers at a 36.0-percent clip.

Grimes joined the Pistons in a Feb. 8 trade with the Knicks and appeared in only six games for Detroit, averaging 5.3 points and 2.3 assists.
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Grimes has career averages of 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 168 games (90 starts) with the Knicks (2021-24) and Pistons.

REPORTS: HAWKS DEAL G DEJOUNTE MURRAY TO PELICANS

The New Orleans Pelicans acquired star guard Dejounte Murray from the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, ESPN and The Athletic reported.

The Pelicans will send Atlanta veteran big man Larry Nance Jr., guard Dyson Daniels and first-round draft picks in 2025 and 2027 to land Murray, the reports said.

The 2025 first-rounder originally belonged to the Los Angeles Lakers, while the 2027 pick will be the less favorable of the Pelicans’ own pick or the Milwaukee Bucks’ selection.

The trade brings to an end Murray’s two-year stint alongside Trae Young in the Atlanta backcourt. The Hawks signed Murray to a four-year contract extension worth up to $120 million after acquiring him from the San Antonio Spurs in 2022.

Murray, 27, put up 21.5 points per game with 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 152 starts for the Hawks. He shot 35.5 percent from 3-point range. His best career season came in 2021-22, his final year in San Antonio, when he was named an All-Star and averaged 21.1 points, 9.2 assists, 8.3 boards and 2.0 steals.

He has averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game in seven NBA seasons.

The Hawks are likely to retain Young and build around him and No. 1 overall draft pick Zaccharie Risacher.

Nance, 31, has averaged 7.7 points and 6.2 rebounds over 522 games with four teams in his career. He had 5.7 points and 5.0 boards per game last year in 61 games off the bench for the Pelicans.

Daniels, 21, was the eighth overall pick of the 2022 NBA Draft and played 120 games (starting 27) in his two years in New Orleans. He has career averages of 4.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

LAKERS’ RUSSELL EXERCISES $18.7M OPTION

Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell is activating his $18.7-million player option to return for the 2024-25 season, he confirmed to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

Russell is coming off his first full season with the Lakers since a 2023 trade from the Minnesota Timberwolves restored him to the team that drafted him.

Russell averaged 18 points on 45.6% shooting from the floor and 41.5% from 3-point range last year. A streaky shooter by nature, his numbers dipped in the playoffs and he became a lightning rod for criticism as the Lakers fell in the first round to the Denver Nuggets.

Los Angeles signed Russell to a two-year, $36-million contract as a free agent last offseason, but gave him a player option for the second year. Russell was on track to become one of the top scorers on the open market this summer before deciding to opt in.

The 28-year-old started 69 games last season and came off the bench seven other times. He started all five postseason games.

Los Angeles drafted Russell with the No. 2 pick of the 2015 draft. Immaturity issues plagued the Ohio State product early on, and led the Lakers to trade him to the Brooklyn Nets after only two seasons. Russell spent two years in Brooklyn before a one-year pitstop with the Golden State Warriors, then spent three-plus years in Minnesota before heading back to the Lakers.

Russell made the All-Star team in 2019 as a member of the Nets. He owns career averages of 17.8 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.4 rebounds.

Lakers center Jaxson Hayes also picked up a player option, cementing his return for $2.4 million, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Hayes, who previously played with new Lakers coach JJ Redick on the New Orleans Pelicans, averaged 4.3 points over 70 appearances last season.

2024 NBA FREE AGENCY PRIMER

When the green flag drops on NBA free agency on Sunday, the queue of general managers ready to spend will depend on which players actually reach the open market.

Changes in the Collective Bargaining Agreement permitted players to re-sign with their current teams and a number of coveted potential free agents are already off the board. Pascal Siakam ($189.5 million) returned to the Indiana Pacers, OG Anunoby ($212.5 million) is back with the Knicks, Immanuel Quickley ($175 million) agreed to stick with the Raptors, Nic Claxton (four years, $100 million) grabbed a bag in Brooklyn and Malik Monk ($78 million) re-upped with the Kings after his runner-up Sixth Man of the Year award finish.

Several other would-be free agents in line for significant paydays also signed new contracts during last season, including Grayson Allen (Suns), Mike Conley (Timberwolves) and Jrue Holliday (Celtics).

The good news for pending free agents: there’s plenty of money left. Whether teams find much talent to offer their pot of gold isn’t as certain.

Teams are permitted to negotiate with all free agents as of 6 p.m. ET on Sunday. We won’t include restricted free agents such as 76ers point guard Tyrese Maxey with the full expectation he’s ticketed for a max deal in Philadelphia.

Here’s a look at the players potentially available by expected salary tier.

Baseline of $30 million per season:
SF DeMar DeRozan, Bulls
Season 16 for DeRozan might be a new start given the emphasis he placed on being with a winning team after Chicago’s season-ending loss to the Miami Heat in the play-in round. A pairing with Joel Embiid in Philadelphia could be enticing unless the Lakers or Clippers find themselves looking to replace an All-Star of their own this summer and welcome DeRozan home.

SF Paul George, Clippers
If the Warriors are holding the door with a max contract, George might be compelled to hit the exits. He was a beneficiary of an All-Star supporting cast in L.A., but no doubt could thrive in a lineup led by Steph Curry and Draymond Green.

PG James Harden, Clippers
Pass-first Harden brought tremendous value and, dare we say, chemistry to the Clippers last season. At age 35, he can be a playmaker and floor-spacer. If there’s cause for concern, it’s durability and, in turn, longevity. He made 44 percent of his 3-pointers before the All-Star break but finished at 38.1 percent for the season.

SF LeBron James, Lakers
A perimeter shooter and elite passer at age 39, James can’t possibly be leaving the Lakers after GM Rob Pelinka selected Bronny James in the second round of the draft this week. If he does take his talents elsewhere, the list of teams LeBron James would consider at this stage is miniscule.

From the $15 million-20 million rack:
C Isaiah Hartenstein, Knicks
At 26, Hartenstein earned his reward by proving he’s an award-worthy role player for a title contender. Re-signing Anunoby and acquiring Malik Bridges from the Nets puts the Knicks in a precarious position where the options are trading Julius Randle or letting Hartenstein walk.

SG Klay Thompson, Warriors
On a short-term deal, would some team be willing to pay more? Maybe. But Thompson might not see a two-year, $48 million offer like the one he received from the Warriors last year. He’s not the same defender but can still shoot, and there’s a demand for his ultra-competitive, championship brand.

SF Buddy Hield, 76ers
If it’s 3s you need, we have just the Buddy. Hield doesn’t attack the basket or get to the foul line which causes efficiency scoring police to sound the alarm. He’s the fundamental definition of a shooter, with more 3s than anyone in the NBA the past five seasons.

F Tobias Harris, 76ers
He turns 32 in July and legions of Philly fans would be glad to drive him to the airport, but their disdain for Harris is over the top for a player who ranked in the top 56 in field goal percentage (48.7), points per game (17.2) and rebounds per game (6.5).

Best of the rest:
SF Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Nuggets
SG Gary Trent, Raptors
PG Markelle Fultz, Magic
C Jonas Valanciunas, Pelicans

DUKE’S FLAGG HEADLINES USA SELECT TEAM

Incoming Duke freshman and potential No. 1 pick in the 2025 NBA Draft Cooper Flagg was named to the USA Select Team on Friday.

The Select Team will help the national squad prepare for the 2024 Paris Olympics at a training camp in Las Vegas next week.

Flagg was the top-ranked recruit on ESPN’s 2024 rankings.

The 6-foot-9 forward is the only collegiate player on the Select Team’s 15-man roster, which features 12 NBA players. Two players on European rosters are also on the team to help the U.S. prepare for FIBA rules.

Orlando Magic bench boss Jamahl Mosley will coach the squad.

Flagg’s the first collegiate player to be a part of the Select Team since former Creighton star Doug McDermott and Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart were on the roster in 2013.

The Select Team has been a proven pipeline for the senior program, as Team USA’s Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Haliburton played for the squad ahead of the Tokyo Games in 2021.

“As a former member of the USA Select Team, I know how important and fun this opportunity is for each of these players,” USA Basketball managing director Grant Hill said in a statement. “Each of these athletes will play a role in our preparation as we also develop the national team pipeline for the future.”

The Americans are looking to win their fifth straight Olympic gold medal. Team USA will play in Group C at the Games alongside Serbia, South Sudan, and the winner of an Olympic qualifying tournament in Puerto Rico. That tourney includes Mexico, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, Italy, Puerto Rico, and Bahrain.

The U.S. takes on Canada in an exhibition game on July 10 in Las Vegas before facing Australia, Serbia, South Sudan, and Germany to gear up for the Paris Games. Team USA opens the Olympics against Serbia on July 28.

WNBA NEWS

MERCURY EXTEND SPARKS’ ROAD SKID TO SEVEN IN ROW

Kahleah Copper scored 24 points, Brittney Griner had 18 points and 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season, and the Phoenix Mercury extended the struggling Los Angeles Sparks’ woes thanks to a dominant second half in Friday’s 92-78 decision in Phoenix.

Phoenix (9-8) went on a 13-4 run midway through the third quarter, then another 8-0 run during a 3:34 fourth-quarter Los Angeles scoring drought. The two surges made the difference for the Mercury, winners for the sixth time in eight games.

Los Angeles (4-14), meanwhile, fell to its seventh consecutive loss in the finale of a seven-game road swing. The Sparks had a promising start and led much of the first half, taking a 45-44 advantage into halftime.

Dearica Hamby matched her career-high with 29 points. Aari McDonald was the only other Los Angeles scorer in double-figures until the final minute, finishing with a 12-point, 10-assist double-double.

Rickea Jackson added a few late baskets after the Mercury had pulled away and finished with 12 points.

Phoenix, meanwhile, had four scorers with at least 14 points including Diana Taurasi, who shot 7-of-11 from the floor, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range, en route to 20 points.

Natasha Cloud went for 14 points and dished a team-high seven assists. Rounding out the Mercury starting five, Rebecca Allen finished with four points, six rebounds, a game-high three steals and two assists.

Los Angeles shot 10-of-21 from 3-point range to Phoenix’s 7-of-21, led by Hamby’s 4-of-5. Kia Nurse, who scored nine points, and McDonald each shot 2-of-5 from beyond the arc, while Jackson went 2-of-3 from long range.

The Sparks went just 19-of-42 from inside the 3-point arc, while the Mercury shot 28-of-48 on 2-point field-goal attempts. Griner was 8-of-12 from the floor, all inside the arc, and dominated the offensive glass with six of her 11 rebounds coming on the offensive end.

DREAM FEND OFF SUN TO END SLIDE

Allisha Gray scored 17 points and Tina Charles added 14 Friday night as the visiting Atlanta Dream surprised the Connecticut Sun 78-74 in Uncasville, Conn.

Winning for just the third time in 10 games, Atlanta (7-9) was able to outfight Connecticut (14-4) in the final five minutes. It took the lead for good when Haley Jones drained a corner 3-pointer with 3:21 left to make it 66-65. Jones finished with eight points and six rebounds.

The Dream scored on eight of their last nine possessions, sealing the outcome via two foul shots apiece from Charles and Jordin Canada in the final 10.3 seconds. Playing without leading scorer Rhyne Howard (ankle) for a third straight game, Atlanta sank 49.1 percent of its field goal attempts and earned a 32-26 advantage on the glass.

DeWanna Bonner scored 17 points for the Sun but made just 4 of 14 attempts from the field. DiJonai Carrington added 15 points and Alyssa Thomas stuffed the stat sheet with 14 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

However, Connecticut had trouble making shots, connecting on only 39 percent from the field, and also coughed up 18 turnovers that led to 17 points. The Sun were able to hit 21 of 26 attempts at the foul line but it wasn’t enough.

The big storyline prior to opening tip was Connecticut’s hectic schedule. After surviving Washington’s upset bid to win 94-91 in overtime Thursday night, the Sun got back home at 3 a.m. Friday, about 16 1/2 hours before tip-off.

Despite the lack of rest, they were at least able to match the Dream, who had four days of rest, through three quarters. Atlanta led 15-10 less than six minutes into the game but Connecticut equalized at 19 by the end of the first quarter after a bucket by Olivia Nelson-Ododa.

The Sun led by five on two occasions in the second quarter before settling for a 33-31 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, the Dream found an offensive rhythm, ringing up 26 points and taking a 57-56 edge to the fourth period.

BASEBALL NEWS

MLB ROUNDUP: GIANTS, MOURNING ORLANDO CEPEDA, BEAT DODGERS

Brett Wisely launched a two-run, walk-off home run with no outs in the ninth inning Friday night, giving the San Francisco Giants a 5-3 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a three-game series.

The game concluded after the Giants announced the death of franchise legend Orlando Cepeda at age 86. A moment in silence in memory of Cepeda was held before the sixth inning.

After the Dodgers tied the game on Jason Heyward’s sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth off Camilo Doval (3-1), Los Angeles reliever Blake Treinen (2-2) walked Luis Matos before Wisely went deep.

Matos and Matt Chapman also homered for the Giants, who got seven innings of two-run ball from Logan Webb. San Francisco improved to 4-1 on its homestand. Andy Pages singled and tripled for the Dodgers, whose four-game winning streak ended.

Phillies 2, Marlins 0

Cristopher Sanchez threw his first career shutout to lift host Philadelphia past Miami.

Sanchez (6-3) allowed only three hits with nine strikeouts and no walks in his first complete game in his four years in the majors, all with the Phillies.

Bryson Stott drove in both of the game’s runs, on a fielder’s-choice grounder and a sacrifice fly. Miami starter Kyle Tyler (0-1) gave up four hits and one run in 4 2/3 innings.

Rays 3, Nationals 1

Yandy Diaz broke the Tampa Bay franchise record for longest hitting streak, Jose Siri homered twice and the Rays beat Washington in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Diaz slashed a single to center in the third inning, giving him hits in 20 straight games to break Jason Bartlett’s franchise record from 2009 and move his on-base streak to a career-high 29 games.

Jacob Young was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, a run and a stolen base as the Nationals lost for the fourth straight time.

Yankees 16, Blue Jays 5

Juan Soto hit a three-run home run and Gleyber Torres added a two-run shot as visiting New York defeated Toronto.

Torres also had a sacrifice fly and Aaron Judge had three hits and two RBIs as the Yankees scored a season best in runs to end a four-game losing streak. Toronto’s Isiah Kiner-Falefa singled and homered to extend his hit streak to 12 games and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. added a solo homer.

New York reliever Michael Tonkin (3-3) gave up one run in 1 2/3 innings. Toronto starter Yusei Kikuchi (4-8) allowed four runs in five-plus innings.

Orioles 2, Rangers 1

Albert Suarez outdueled Max Scherzer as Baltimore defeated visiting Texas.

Colton Cowser homered for the Orioles, who have captured the first two games of the four-game series and have won three in a row overall. Suarez (4-2) pitched six shutout innings, and Craig Kimbrel earned his 18th save.

Scherzer (1-1) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. The Rangers, who managed just four hits, got their run on a bases-loaded walk by Leody Taveras in the seventh inning.

Brewers 4, Cubs 2

Rookie Jackson Chourio hit his first career grand slam to pace Milwaukee past visiting Chicago for the Brewers’ fifth consecutive victory.

Chourio’s slam with two outs in the fourth off Jameson Taillon put the Brewers up 4-2. Milwaukee starter Colin Rea (7-2) fanned eight while allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings, and Trevor Megill tossed a scoreless ninth for his 17th save.

Taillon (4-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits in six innings for the Cubs, who have lost five of their past six. Chicago’s Seiya Suzuki hit a solo homer.

Angels 5, Tigers 2

Logan O’Hoppe’s tiebreaking three-run home run in the eighth inning lifted Los Angeles over Detroit in Anaheim, Calif.

The win extended the Angels’ season-high winning streak to five games, while the Tigers lost their third straight. Luis Garcia (3-0) got the win in relief, and Carlos Estevez pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 16th save.

Detroit starter Kenta Maeda gave up two runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Shelby Miller (4-6) gave up O’Hoppe’s homer.

Mariners 3, Twins 2 (10 innings)

Cal Raleigh’s chopper to the right side of the infield brought home the winning run in the 10th inning as Seattle defeated visiting Minnesota.

Mariners starter Logan Gilbert had a streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings snapped in the sixth. He gave up two runs on four hits over six innings. Ryne Stanek (5-0) got the win over Cole Sands (2-1).

Carlos Correa, considered questionable for the game after sustaining a right wrist contusion when hit by a pitch Thursday at Arizona, homered for the Twins.

Padres 9, Red Sox 2

San Diego scored nine runs in the fifth inning and extended its winning streak to four games by beating host Boston.

The big inning featured a two-run homer from Kyle Higashioka, a three-run shot from Jackson Merrill and two-run singles from Jake Cronenworth and Donovan Solano. Boston starter Nick Pivetta (4-5) was charged with five runs on seven hits in four-plus innings.

San Diego starter Randy Vasquez exited the game after he was hit in the right forearm by a line drive to open the bottom of the fifth. Stephen Kolek (2-0) pitched two innings of scoreless relief.

Mets 7, Astros 2

Tyrone Taylor, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil each homered for red-hot New York, which beat Houston.

Francisco Alvarez hit a first-inning sacrifice fly and Francisco Lindor added an eighth-inning RBI double for the Mets, who improved to 16-6 this month — the best record in the majors — and moved over .500 at 40-39.

Jose Altuve was 2-for-5 with a leadoff homer and Yordan Alvarez reached base four times for the Astros, who, despite the loss, are an American League-best 15-8 in June.

Braves 6, Pirates 1

Charlie Morton tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings and Marcel Ozuna’s three-run double highlighted a five-run third inning to lead host Atlanta over Pittsburgh.

Morton (5-4) completed the circuit of having beaten all 30 major league teams, joining Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole as the only active pitchers to accomplish that feat.

Austin Riley homered, Ozzie Albies doubled among his two hits and Matt Olson contributed two hits and an RBI for the Braves. Pittsburgh’s Bryan Reynolds singled in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to 24 games, the longest in the majors this season.

Cardinals 1, Reds 0

Andre Pallante and four relievers combined on a four-hitter as St. Louis shut out visiting Cincinnati.

Pallante (4-3) allowed four hits in 5 1/3 innings. Ryan Fernandez, JoJo Romero, Andrew Kittredge and Ryan Helsley (29th straight save) covered the last 3 2/3 innings as the Cardinals won for the sixth time in eight games.

Reds starter Frankie Montas (3-6) allowed one run on two hits in six innings. Cincinnati had its chances but couldn’t break through as it lost for the third time in four games.

Royals 10, Guardians 3

Salvador Perez hit a long home run and had two RBIs as Kansas City routed visiting Cleveland.

Perez led off the second inning with a 447-foot blast to left. Hunter Renfroe sliced a homer to right for a 2-1 lead and the Royals’ third set of back-to-back long balls in 2024.

Kansas City starter Alec Marsh (6-5) finished six innings, allowing a run on four hits. Guardians starter Triston McKenzie (3-5) allowed five runs on five hits in 2 2/3 innings. His 19 home runs and 49 walks allowed both lead the majors.

White Sox 5, Rockies 3

Drew Thorpe threw six solid innings, helping lead Chicago to a win over visiting Colorado.

In his fourth career start, Thorpe (2-1) allowed just two runs on two hits after rain delayed the first pitch for more than two hours. Tommy Pham finished 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two walks as Chicago won its second straight.

Brenton Doyle was 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Colorado, which lost its fourth in a row. Colorado starter Dakota Hudson (2-11) allowed five runs and six hits in five-plus innings.

Athletics 9, Diamondbacks 4

Zack Gelof went 3-for-4, including a tiebreaking triple, and scored twice and Oakland hit four homers during a victory over Arizona in Phoenix.

Shea Langeliers went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBIs and Tyler Soderstrom hit a solo homer as Oakland snapped an 11-game road losing streak. Brent Rooker, Langeliers and Daz Cameron homered in the ninth as the A’s halted a five-game skid.

Arizona’s Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who had his seventh two-hit game in his past nine appearances, homered and drove in two runs. Ketel Marte had two hits and an RBI for the Diamondbacks, who lost for the fifth time in six games.

ORLANDO CEPEDA, THE SLUGGING HALL OF FAME FIRST BASEMAN NICKNAMED `BABY BULL,’ DIES AT 86

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Orlando Cepeda, the slugging first baseman nicknamed “Baby Bull” who became a Hall of Famer among the early Puerto Ricans to star in the major leagues, has died. He was 86.

The San Francisco Giants and his family announced the death Friday night and a moment of silence was held as his photo showed on the scoreboard at Oracle Park midway through a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“Our beloved Orlando passed away peacefully at home this evening, listening to his favorite music and surrounded by his loved ones,” his wife, Nydia, said in a statement released through the team. “We take comfort that he is at peace.”

It’s been a heartbreaking month for the Giants given Cepeda’s death followed Hall of Famer Willie Mays’ passing only 10 days earlier on June 18 at age 93.

“Man, what another gut punch,” said Giants manager Bob Melvin, who grew up in the Bay Area cheering for the team. “Another just incredible personality and just beloved here. Statue out front. The numbers he put up, there are a lot of legends here and he’s certainly right in the middle of that. To have it so close in proximity to Willie, it’s kind of staggering.”

Cepeda was a regular at Giants home games through the 2017 season until he dealt with some health challenges. He was hospitalized in the Bay Area in February 2018 following a cardiac event.

One of the first Puerto Rican stars in the majors but limited by knee issues, he became Boston’s first designated hitter and credits his time as a DH for getting him enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 1999 as selected by the Veteran’s Committee.

“Orlando Cepeda’s unabashed love for the game of baseball sparkled during his extraordinary playing career, and later as one of the game’s enduring ambassadors,” Hall of Fame Chairman Jane Forbes Clark said. “We will miss his wonderful smile at Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown, where his spirit will shine forever, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the Cepeda family.’

When the Red Sox called Cepeda in December 1972 to inquire whether he’d like to be their first designated hitter, the unemployed player accepted on the spot.

“Boston called and asked me if I was interested in being the DH, and I said yes,” Cepeda recalled in a 2013 interview with The Associated Press in the 40th year of the DH. “The DH got me to the Hall of Fame. The rule got me to the Hall of Fame.”

He didn’t know what it would mean for his career, acknowledging, “I didn’t know anything about the DH.” The experiment worked out beautifully for Cepeda, who played in 142 games that season — the second-to-last in a decorated 17-year major league career. The A’s had released Cepeda only months after acquiring him from Atlanta on June 29, 1972.

Cepeda was celebrated at Fenway Park on May 8, 2013, for a ceremony celebrating his role as designated hitter. The Red Sox had invited him for their first home series of the season but his former Giants franchise was honoring the reigning World Series champions at the same time.

“It means a lot,” Cepeda said then. “Amazing. When you think everything’s finished, it’s only the beginning.”

He said then-A’s owner Charlie Finley sent him a telegram to call him within a 24-hour period or he’d be released. Cepeda didn’t meet the deadline and was let go in December 1972. He played in only three games for Oakland after the A’s acquired him for pitcher Denny McLain. Cepeda was placed on the disabled list with a left knee injury. He had 10 knee operations in all, sidelining him four different years.

Cepeda had been a first baseman and outfielder before joining the first class of baseball’s designated hitters under the new American League rule.

“They were talking about only doing it for three years,” he said. “And people still don’t like the idea of the DH. They said it wouldn’t last.”

The addition of the DH opened new opportunities for players such as Cepeda and others from his era who could still produce at the plate late in their careers but no longer played the field with the spot-on defense of their primes.

Cepeda was thrilled to have another chance.

He hit .289 with 20 home runs and 86 RBIs in 1973, starting off strongly with a .333 average and five homers in April. He drove in 23 runs in August on the way to DH of the Year honors. On Aug. 8 at Kansas City, Cepeda hit four doubles.

“That was one of the best years,” Cepeda recalled, “because I was playing on one leg and I hit .289. And I hit four doubles in one game. Both my knees were hurting, and I was designated hitter of the year.”

Cepeda topped Baltimore’s Tommy Davis (.306, seven homers, 89 RBIs) and Minnesota’s Tony Oliva (.291, 16 HRs, 92 RBIs) for top DH honors.

“It wasn’t easy for me to win the award,” Cepeda said. “They had some great years.”

Cepeda also knew little English when he arrived in the minor leagues in the mid-1950s, putting him among the first wave of Spanish-speaking players thrown into a different culture to play professional baseball, build new lives and send money back home.

It was an opportunity to succeed in a sport he loved, as long as daunting challenges off the field could be overcome.

Early on, Cepeda was told by a manager to go home to Puerto Rico and learn English before coming back to his career in the U.S.

“Coming here my first year, everything was a novelty to me, a surprise,” Cepeda recalled in a 2014 interview with the AP. “When I came to Virginia, I was there for one month and my father died. My dad said, ‘I want to see my son play pro ball,’ and he died the day before I played my first game in Virginia.

“From there I went to Puerto Rico and when I came back here, I had to come back because we didn’t have no money and my mother said, ‘You’ve got to go back and send me money, we don’t have money to eat,’” he said.

Cepeda had continued to be encouraged watching so many young players from Latin America arriving in the United States with better English skills, thanks in large part to all 30 major league organizations putting more emphasis into such training through academies in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.

There also are English classes offered to young players during spring training and into extended spring, plus through the various levels of the minor leagues.

He had his troubles, too.

Cepeda was arrested in May 2007 after being pulled him over for speeding when officers discovered drugs in the car.

The California Highway Patrol officer arrested Cepeda after finding a “usable” amount of a white-powder substance that likely was methamphetamine or cocaine, while marijuana and a syringe were also discovered.

After his playing career ended, Cepeda was convicted in 1976 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, of smuggling marijuana and sentenced to five years in prison.

That conviction was probably one reason he was not elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cepeda eventually was elected by the Veterans Committee in 1999.

Cepeda played first base during his 17 seasons in the majors, beginning with the Giants. He also spent time with St. Louis, Atlanta, Oakland, Boston and Kansas City. In the spring of 1969, Cepeda was traded by the Cardinals to the Braves for Joe Torre.

A seven-time All-Star who played in three World Series, Cepeda was the 1958 NL Rookie of the Year with San Francisco and NL MVP in 1967 with St. Louis, a city sad to see him go in that trade that brought Torre to town. In 1961, Cepeda led the NL with 46 homers and 142 RBIs. Cepeda was a .297 career hitter with 379 home runs.

It wasn’t until after that 1973 season as DH that Cepeda could look back and appreciate all he had accomplished that year — along with the big part he played in history and change in the sport.

“I just did it,” he said of learning the DH. “Every day, I say to myself, how lucky I am to be born with the skills to play ball.”

REPORT: NATS PREPARING TO PROMOTE OF JAMES WOOD

The Washington Nationals plan to call up outfield prospect James Wood to make his major league debut Monday, 106.7 The Fan reported Friday.

Wood, 21, is ranked as the league’s No. 3 overall prospect by MLB Pipeline and is tearing the cover off the ball this season at Triple-A Rochester.

He entered Friday with a .346 batting average and a 1.036 OPS in 51 games for the Red Wings, racking up 10 home runs, 34 RBIs and 10 stolen bases.

Wood boasts a .300 career average with 51 homers, 209 RBIs and 58 RBIs in 282 games in the minors since 2021.

A second-round pick by the San Diego Padres in 2021, Wood was traded to the Nationals in the Juan Soto deal on Aug. 2, 2022.

The Nationals begin an eight-game homestand on Monday with the opener of a four-game series against the New York Mets.

HOCKEY NEWS

UTAH SIGNS D MICHAEL KESSELRING TO 2-YEAR CONTRACT

The Utah Hockey Club re-signed defenseman Michael Kesselring to a two-year contract on Friday.

Terms were not disclosed but reports put the average annual value of the deal at $1.4 million.

Kesselring, 24, scored 21 points (five goals, 16 assists) in 65 games with the Arizona Coyotes in 2023-24.

“We are very pleased to have Michael as part of our club,” said Utah general manager Bill Armstrong. “He skates well, moves the puck effectively, and has a strong shot that can provide offense from the blueline. We look forward to having Michael in Utah for years to come.”

He made his NHL debut with Arizona in 2022-23 and collected three assists in nine games that season.

Kesselring was a sixth-round pick by the Edmonton Oilers in 2018 out of Northeastern.

FLYERS TO BUY OUT F CAM ATKINSON’S CONTRACT

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday they are buying out the remainder of veteran forward Cam Atkinson’s contract.

Atkinson, 35, registered 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 70 games during his second season with the Flyers in 2023-24.

He was due to earn $5.875 million in 2024-25, the final season of a seven-year, $41.125 million deal the two-time All-Star signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets in November 2017.

“When it comes to someone with the accomplishments and character of Cam, this was an exceptionally tough decision to make,” Flyers general manager Daniel Briere said.

“Throughout his time with the Flyers, Cam has displayed an incredible work ethic and level of professionalism that is a true credit to him as a player and person. I’ve witnessed firsthand the amount of effort, dedication, and perseverance he went through during an incredibly tough rehabilitation process in order to come back and be a leader for our team on and off the ice.”

Atkinson was a sixth-round pick by Columbus in 2008. The Blue Jackets traded Atkinson to the Flyers on July 24, 2021, in exchange for forward Jakub Voracek.

Atkinson has recorded 480 points (249 goals, 231 assists) in 770 games with Columbus (2011-21) and Philadelphia. He has 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 35 playoff contests.

GOLF NEWS

NO. 1 NELLY KORDA OUT OF ENGLAND EVENT AFTER DOG BITE

World No. 1 golfer Nelly Korda withdrew from an upcoming tournament in England after being bitten by a dog.

Korda, 25, announced Friday that she will be unable to compete in next week’s Ladies European Tour event.

Korda is the defending champion at the Aramco Team Series tournament in Hemel Hempstead, England.

“I regret to announce that I must withdraw from next week’s Ladies European Tour tournament in London,” Korda said in a statement posted to Instagram. “On Saturday in Seattle, I was bitten by a dog and need time to receive treatment and recover fully.”

Korda, who did not say where on her body she was bitten, missed her third consecutive cut last weekend at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Sammamish, Wash.

This recent rough patch comes after a very successful start to the year.

The Florida native won five consecutive tournaments from Jan. 25-28 through April 18-21 — the first LPGA athlete to do so in almost 20 years — then added her sixth title of the 2024 LPGA season at the Mizuho Americas Open from May 16-19.

Korda’s next scheduled tournament is the season’s fourth major, the Amundi Evian Championship in France from July 11-14. The defending Olympic gold medalist is also scheduled to represent the United States at the Summer Games in Paris from Aug. 7-10.

HIROYUKI FUJITA TAKES NARROW LEAD AT U.S. SENIOR OPEN

Hiroyuki Fujita of Japan holds the 36-hole lead at the U.S. Senior Open, shooting a 4-under 66 on Friday to edge in front of Australian Richard Green at Newport (R.I.) Country Club.

After both Fujita and Green opened the major championship with rounds of 63, they sit comfortably at 11-under 129 and 10-under 130, respectively, as they enter the weekend.

Seven-time PGA Tour Champions major winner Steve Stricker is tied for third at 8 under with Englishman Richard Bland, the LIV Golf member who won the Senior PGA Championship last month. Stricker shot 66 and Bland fired a 6-under 64, one shot off the round of the day.

Stephen Ames of Canada, leader of the season-long Charles Schwab Cup race, sits fifth at 7 under after a 68.

Fujita followed his striking opening round by making five birdies and one bogey on Friday. For the second straight day, he stayed modest about his game — calling himself lucky and saying he didn’t expect to open Friday’s round the way he did, with four birdies in six holes.

“I surprised myself a little bit, but it’s only Day 2, and I want to continue to play consistent and not get too high or low and see where it takes me,” Fujita said.

The 55-year-old has never won in the United States, but he had a fruitful career in his home nation, winning 18 times on the Japan Golf Tour.

Green, 53, is ready to play with Fujita in the final pairing Saturday after watching where his chief competitor was on the leaderboard.

“He obviously had a great start, another great round. So he must be feeling pretty comfortable out there,” Green said. “… Obviously aware of Steve Stricker and the good round to get up to that position where I was tied with him for second for a long part of the day until I sort of made a couple (birdies) towards the end.”

Green has also never won stateside, with three European Tour wins among the 10 titles in his career.

Stricker’s experience may give him a boost entering the weekend. His second straight round of 66 featured five birdies to one bogey.

“We came out with soft conditions (Thursday). Well, (Friday) we came out with completely the opposite wind to what we’ve seen the course in,” Stricker said. “It was a north wind all the way around. I thought at some point it may change for us, which it’s supposed to do again this afternoon, come out of the south.

“But haven’t seen this course in this wind before, and it was pretty steady wind right out of the chute for us today. It was a challenge.”

The highlight of Bland’s bogey-free round was a pitch-in for eagle at the par-4 second hole.

Bland, 51, won his first start in any 50-and-over tournament when he captured the Senior PGA Championship.

“If I can just kind of give myself some better looks at some putts, you know, a little bit straighter ones, then like I said, I think there’s still a couple of good scores for me this weekend,” Bland said. “Still probably going to need it. There’s a lot of good players out there.”

Frank Bensel Jr. missed the 2-over cut line by seven shots, but that won’t be what he remembers from this week.

Bensel achieved the ultra-rare feat of back-to-back holes-in-one. Both Nos. 4 and 5 at Newport are par-3 holes, and improbably, he knocked both tee shots in. He said he did not see his shot at No. 4 go in, but he watched the shot at No. 5 the whole way.

Bensel described it as an “out-of-body experience.”

“This will be remembered obviously forever and ever,” Bensel said. “This could be the highlight (of his golf career).”

AARON RAI JOINS AKSHAY BHATIA ATOP ROCKET MORTGAGE LEADERBOARD

Aaron Rai of England birdied his last two holes to complete a 7-under 65 and tie Akshay Bhatia for the halfway lead at the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Friday at Detroit Golf Club.

Rai’s afternoon round brought him to 13-under 131 through two days, matching Bhatia, the 18-hole leader who shot a 67 earlier in the day.

The duo has a two-stroke advantage over four players at 11 under: Cameron Young (66 Friday), Taylor Montgomery (68), Troy Merritt (64) and Erik van Rooyen (64) of South Africa.

Bhatia followed his opening 64 with a slightly calmer, five-birdie round, but both Bhatia and Rai are bogey-free through 36 holes.

The 22-year-old Bhatia enters the weekend seeking his third win in less than 12 months. After his breakthrough victory came at the Barracuda Championship last July, he captured the Valero Texas Open in April.

As for Rai, the 29-year-old has two career wins on the DP World Tour, but none stateside. He has hit a resounding 34 of 36 greens in regulation through two days.

The projected cut line was 4 under par as players finished their rounds Friday afternoon. Miles Russell, the 15-year-old amateur and top-ranked junior in the world, won’t make the cut in his PGA Tour debut, but he shot a 2-under 70 Friday to improve on his first-round score by four strokes.

AUTO RACING

CHRISTOPHER BELL SEEKS FOURTH CUP SERIES WIN OF 2024 AT ALLY 400

Christopher Bell started last week in Loudon by letting the cat out of the bag then ended it as he always seems to do at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: First to the checkers.

On a historic day when NASCAR ran wet-weather tires on an oval to give the fans their money’s worth — actually a few laps more than the planned 301 circuits — Bell showed that he had figured out how to maneuver his No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota around the New England track better than any other driver.

That came after inadvertently revealing that Chase Briscoe would be joining him as a JGR teammate next season, letting the confidential info slip out last Friday in an interview in the infield media center.

Winning Sunday helped erase the oopsie.

Bell’s second career Cup Series win at Loudon came on the heels of winning his fourth straight Loudon Xfinity Series race Saturday.

In all, the Norman, Okla., native has won seven of his 11 starts at NHMS, including a Truck Series triumph in 2017.

Now it’s on to Nashville Superspeedway, which will be hosting its fourth consecutive Cup race this Sunday, the Ally 400 at the 1.333-mile tri-oval in Lebanon, Tenn.

Even with top-10 finishes in each of the three events held there since the 2021 campaign, the JGR hot shoe has not had the good fortune there he has sought.

“It’s good to head into Nashville having three top-10 finishes but it’s been a place where I haven’t been super comfortable,” said Bell, who is tied with Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson and William Byron with three victories thus far in the Cup Series. “Since we’ve gone back with the Next Gen car, we just haven’t been great, and I’ve been the back half of the top-10 and lacking a little speed compared to the winners.

“I know we are trying something new to try and improve on that, and I’m going there with a different mindset and a different mentality than I have the last couple of years.”

Race No. 19 in the Cup Series just outside of Nashville will be 300 laps, and Hendrick Motorsports has played it pretty well for the crowds in the Music City by winning two of the three races.

In the inaugural event in 2021, Larson dominated by leading 264 laps. In the process, the No. 5 Chevrolet driver beat Ross Chastain by 4.335 seconds for Larson’s third straight win.

Also of note in that one, Chase Elliott scored a 13th-place finish but was disqualified after it was discovered in post-race inspection that he had five loose lug nuts. He was scored in last place and stripped of his Stage 1 win.

Elliott rebounded by taking the checkers in 2022, but Chastain broke the Hendrick stranglehold on the trophy by putting his No. 1 Chevy Camaro on the pole and beating Martin Truex Jr. last year.

On Thursday night at the old Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway short track, Chastain warmed up for the race weekend by finishing fourth, one spot ahead of hometown favorite Josh Berry, in the inaugural Battle of Broadway 150.

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INDIANA HS FOOTBALL

Fishers WR JonAnthony Hall made his college choice Friday and his decision is disappointing to Indiana, Notre Dame and Purdue fans. Hall will play at Stanford after making a visit to California recently. Hall is a 4-star prospect who caught 69 passes for 1,055 yards and six scores last season. He is the 52nd ranked player in the nation.

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS

RED WINGS TALLY NINE-RUN FIRST AS INDIANS FALL SHORT, 14-7

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Joshua Palacios logged four hits and three RBI as the Indianapolis Indians were defeated by the Rochester Red Wings on Friday evening at Innovative Field, 14-7.

With Indianapolis (33-44) leading 3-0 after two RBI singles courtesy of Malcom Nuñez and Palacios, Rochester (42-35) quickly responded. Following a one-out throwing error by Luis Cessa (L, 2-3) to score the first run, the Red Wings took advantage with eight additional runs, all unearned on Cessa’s line. The frame was highlighted by a grand slam from Trey Lipscomb.

In the third, Seth Beer crushed a two-run line drive single to right field off a Spenser Watkins (W, 5-3) sinker as the Indians started to cut away at the lead.

The Red Wings tacked on four runs between the fifth and sixth innings courtesy of RBI doubles from Carter Kieboom, Darren Baker and James Wood. They added another insurance run in the eighth inning, plating Dylan Crews for the fourth time to cap their scoring.

Palacios continued his run-scoring efforts for Indianapolis in the ninth, doubling home two in the game’s final frame. The performance set season highs for the outfielder in hits and RBI.

The Indians offense battled, putting up 14 hits to the Red Wings’ 17. Twelve of Rochester’s 14 runs came with two outs.

Indianapolis and Rochester will square off in the fifth game of the six-game set tomorrow at 6:45 PM ET, with Indy still looking for its first win of the series. RHP Domingo Germán (2-4, 5.55) gets the nod for the Indians and RHP Jackson Rutledge (4-4, 6.16) will counter for the Red Wings.

INDY ELEVEN

INDY ELEVEN ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF JAMES MUSA FROM COLORADO SPRINGS

INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, June 28, 2024) – Indy Eleven today announced the addition of defender James Musa via transfer from Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed, and status is pending league and federation approval.

Musa is no stranger to the USL, having played with five different clubs dating back to 2015. He also brings MLS experience, spending parts of the 2017 season with Sporting KC and the 2020 season with Head Coach Sean McAuley at Minnesota United, helping the latter to an appearance in the Western Conference Finals.

Musa played in 17 matches, making 16 starts, at Colorado Springs in 2023, totaling over 1,300 minutes of action. He comes to Indy after starting three matches played in 2024.

The 2015 and 2016 seasons saw Musa start all 51 matches played with St. Louis FC, scoring five goals and registering three assists in nearly 4,500 minutes of action.

Musa spent one season at Swope Park (later Sporting Kansas City II) in 2017, starting 24 matches, before becoming a mainstay on Phoenix Rising’s backline over two stints from 2018-22 (2020 at Minnesota). Musa saw action in 105 matches for the club, logging over 8,400 minutes, and helped Phoenix to a USL Championship Western Conference title and appearance in the final in 2018, the 2019 regular-season championship, which included a league and North American-best 20-match win streak and a division title in 2021.

Prior to his time in the States, Musa served a short stint with Fulham before being loaned to English-side Hereford United. Prior to that, he was with Wellington out of Australia’s A League. The New Zealand native also played in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and made the 18-man squad for the 2012 London Olympics.

Musa joins an Indy squad that currently sits in third place in the USL Championship Eastern Conference after going 8-1-1 in its last 10 outings.

Following an open week, the Boys in Blue hit the road to face Rhode Island FC on Friday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The match will air locally on WISH-TV and stream on ESPN+. Just four days later, Indy makes its first appearance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals at MLS-side Atlanta United FC.

INDIANA TRACK

IUTF WRAPS WEEK AT U.S. OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD TRIALS

EUGENE, Ore. – Nine current and former Indiana Track and Field athletes competed at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials at Hayward Field from June 21-30. Nine current and former student-athletes competed in seven events.

Three alumni opened things up on day one of Olympic trials. Daniel Michalski finished 20th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase while Scott Houston finished 25th in the pole vault.

On the women’s side, Bailey Hertenstein, who recently ran at Colorado State as a graduate student, finished 13th in the 5,000-meter first round.

On day two, recent graduate Antonio Laidler ran in the 100 meters. He wrapped up his last season with the Hoosiers a finishing 31st with a time of 10.36 in his first Olympic trials appearance.

After a break from competition, junior Camden Marshall advanced to the 800-meter semifinals after he came from behind in the last 200 meters. He ran the third fastest time overall of 1:46.33 and finished third in his heat to advance. Marshall finished 23rd overall in the 800m semifinals with a time of 1:48.95.

Former Hoosier and Big Ten Champion Ben Veatch finished 21st overall and eighth in his heat in the first round of the 5,000 meters, running for Under Armour’s Dark Sky Distance professional running team.

Jessica Mercier had her first shot at the U.S. Olympic trials in the pole vault on Saturday evening. She tied 19th overall after clearing a height of 4.20m/13-9.25 in the first round.

Khayla Dawson and Monique Riddick closed out the weekend in the shot put. Dawson placed 22nd in the event with a throw of 16.86m/55-3.75 while Riddick finished 24th with a mark of 16.38m/53-9.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – DAY EIGHT

Results:

Men’s 800 meters: Semifinals

• 23. Camden Marshall: 1:48.95

Women’s Pole Vault: First Round

• T-19. Jessica Mercier: 4.20m/13-9.25

Women’s Shot Put: First Round

• 22. Khayla Dawson: 16.86m/55-3.75

• 24. Monique Riddick: 16.38m/53-9

THURSDAY, JUNE 27 – DAY SEVEN

Results:

Men’s 800 meters: First Round

• 3. Camden Marshall: 1:46.33

Men’s 5,000 meters: First Round

• 21. Ben Veatch: 13:35.37

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 – DAY TWO

Results:

Men’s 100 meter: First Round

• 31. Antonio Laidler: 10.36

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 – DAY ONE

Results:

Men’s 3000-meter Steeplechase: First Round

• 20. Daniel Michalski: 8:34.43

Men’s Pole Vault: First Round

• 25. Scott Houston: 5.40m/17-8.5

Women’s 5000 meters: First Round

• 13. Bailey Hertenstein: 15:55.01

BALL STATE FIELD HOCKEY

FIELD HOCKEY RELEASES 2024 SCHEDULE; OPENS SEASON AT HOME

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State field hockey team has released its 2024 schedule. The Cardinal’s schedule is highlighted by nine home contests and will hit the road eight times this season.

“We are extremely excited about our upcoming fall schedule,” Ball State Field Hockey Coach Caitlin Walsh said. “Outside of our competitive conference schedule we will face some top Big Ten and ACC opponents. We are also slated to host Stanford and UC Davis which is new for us this year. Having a significant number of home games this season compared to last year is something that we are looking forward to this year.”

Ball State’s opening weekend features two home games against St. Francis (Aug. 30) and Stanford (Sept. 1) with both contests beginning at noon in the Briner Sports Complex.

After that, the Cardinals hit the road for three-straight contests when BSU travels to St. Louis (Sept. 8), Indiana (Sept. 13) and then Kent State (Sept. 20) for the Cardinals’ Mid-American Conference opener.

Ball State returns home the remainder of September when it welcomes Louisville (Sept. 22), Miami (Sept. 27), Michigan State (Sept. 29) before opening the month of October in Muncie versus Longwood (Oct. 4).

The Cardinals will have some heavy travel in October when they play at Central Michigan (Oct. 11), at Michigan (Oct. 13), at Appalachian State (Oct. 18) and then Queens (Oct. 20).

Ball State will host three of its last four games at home against UC Davis (Oct. 22), Ohio (Oct. 25) and James Madison (Oct. 27) before ending the regular season at Bellarmine on Nov. 1 at 6 pm ET.

The MAC Tournament will once again be held in Oxford, Ohio which will be hosted by the Miami RedHawks from Nov. 6 – Nov. 10.

BALL STATE SWIMMING

SWIMMING ALUMNA APSARA SAKBUN TO REPRESENT CAMBODIA IN PARIS OLYMPICS

MUNCIE, Ind. – – Ball State swimming alumna Apsara Sakbun was selected to represent Cambodia in the Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games.

A spring 2023 graduate of Ball State University with a degree in business analytics, Sakbun is set to compete in the women’s 50-meter freestyle scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 5, at Paris La Defense Arena.

Sakbun finished her four-year swimming career with the Cardinals as a program record holder in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:31.38), 400y freestyle relay (3:21.74), and 200y medley relay (1:39.69). Individually, she owned the third-fastest individual time in program history in the 50y freestyle (22.77) and the sixth-fastest individual effort in the 100y freestyle (50.60).

A three-time Academic All-MAC selection who graduated Cum Laude, Sakbun earned her place on Cambodia’s Olympic team after setting national records in the 50m freestyle (26.41), 100m freestyle (58.23), and 100m backstroke (1:07.44) at the 2023 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games.

A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Sakbun graduated from South Vigo High School in 2019 and was a member of the Terre Haute Torpedoes before swimming at Ball State.

Her younger sister, Haley Sakbun, is entering her junior year for the Cardinals and is Cambodia’s national record holder in the 200m freestyle (2:12.85). Both sisters also swam legs for the record-setting 4x100m medley relay which clocked in at 4:30.72 at the 2023 Southeast Asian Games.

BALL STATE STUDENT-ATHLETES TURNED OLYMPIANS

William Marlin (Pete) Lee – United States in 1976 Olympics – Greco-Roman Wrestling

Marco Teran – Ecuador in 1976 Olympics – Freestyle Wrestling (also competed in 1968 Olympics prior to attending Ball State)

Phil Eatherton – United States in 2004 Olympics – Men’s Volleyball

Jennifer Gilbert – Canada in 2020 Olympics (held in 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic) – Softball (bronze medalist)

Apsara Sakbun – Cambodia in the 2024 Olympics – Swimming

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NUMBERS IN SPORTS

11 – 20 – 10 – 24 – 6

June 29, 1897 – An early professional baseball team, called the Chicago Colts, set an MLB record for the most runs scored in a game by one team as they steam rolled the Louisville Colonels, 36 – 7 at the West Side Grounds, Chicago. In case you are wondering the record of 36 still stands for one team to this day. The highest combined score in a game is 49 runs on August 25, 1922, when the Chicago Cubs defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 26–23.

June 29, 1947 – The New York Yankees started a 19-game winning streak when they knocked off the Washington Senators 3-1.

June 29, 1950 – Striker forward Number 11, Joe Gaetjens helped to lead the US Mens Soccer team to a monumental upset win over England, 1-0 in a FIFA World Cup group match in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The next time that the USA would defeat Great Britain in the game would be 1994.

June 29, 1958 – In the FIFA World Cup Final at Råsunda Stadium, in Stockholm, Sweden, it was Vavá in the Number 20 jersey and Pelé donning his Number 10 each scoring 2 goals as Brazil handled Sweden, 5-2 to win the Cup. This was a dominating line up for Brazil especially with these two stars. At 17 years and 249 days, Pele remains the youngest player to have played in a World Cup Final.

June 29, 1961 – When you have a hot bat you are the man! San Francisco outfielder Willie Mays wearing Number 24 became the fourth player in MLB history with 3 or more home runs, twice in one season with a 10th inning blast in Giants 8-7 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia.

June 29, 1969 – On ‘Billy Williams Day’ at Wrigley Field, Chicago, the Cubs outfielder wearing Number 26 passed jersey Number 6, Stan Musial’s NL record for consecutive MLB games played (896) as Chicago sweeps St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1 and 12-1

FOOTBALL HISTORY

June 29, 2007 – NFL Europe holds World Bowl XV as the Hamburg Seadevils defeat the Franfurt Galaxy. The NFL also made the announcement that this is the final game for NFL Europa and that international NFL games will replace it as the world expansion mechanism of American football.

Hall of Fame Birthdays for June 29

June 29, 1898 – From parts unknown – Dan McMillan who played in 1917 and 1919 for Southern California and then the 1920 and 1921 seasons for the University of California at tackle was born. The FootballFoundation.org says that after McMillan had just completed two outstanding seasons at Southern Cal, World War I called him to serve his country as a pilot. While in flight school near Berkeley, McMillan met several of the California players and was impressed enough to transfer to Cal. The fabled “Wonder Teams” of coach Andy Smith had been gifted with the All-America talents that helped the Bears to dominance in the West, running a 50-game unbeaten streak until 1925. In 1920 the Golden Bears out-scored nine opponents, 510-14 and then blanked Ohio State in the Rose Bowl 28-0. McMillan helped Cal to another unbeaten season and Rose Bowl appearance in 1921 gaining consensus All-America honors after another outstanding year of performances on the field. Dan McMillan’s collegiate football records are celebrated in the College Football Hall of Fame after his induction in 1971.

June 29, 1908 – Youngstown, Ohio – The great end from the Ohio State teams of 1928 to 1930, Wes Fesler arrived into the world. The National Football Foundation claims he might just be one of the greatest lineman ever from Ohio State. As a member of the Buckeyes, Fesler was a Phi Beta Kappa, a baseball star, a basketball All-America, and a three-time football All-America. He played a mean defensive end and in 1929 he picked up a fumble and raced 95 yards for a touchdown against the Northwestern Wildcats. In 1930, he was voted the Most Valuable Player in the Big Ten. Sometimes to appreciate how good a player was you have to look at what opposing coaches may have said about the player. Pitt’s head coach, Jock Sutherland once said about Fesler that he was “a one man team. It is unbelievable how that boy can do so many things.” He was Ohio State’s leading receiver and on some plays moved into the backfield and threw a pass or two. Mr. Fesler went on to a successful career in coaching as he led programs such as Wesleyan University, the University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State and the University of Minnesota. The National Football Foundation selected Wes Fesler for entrance into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.

June 29, 1949 – Canton, Ohio – Dan Dierdorf who played tackle for the Michigan Wolverines from 1968 to 1970 was born. The NFF tells us that Dierdorf made all-conference twice and consensus All-America in 1970 under the instruction of legendary Coach Bo Schembechler. He was chosen for the East-West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl and for the 1971 College All-Star Game. Dan Dierdorf ended up as both a Pro Football Hall of Fame & College Football Hall of Fame enshrined Offensive lineman that played Center, Guard and Tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals and was selected to the Pro Bowl an amazing 6 times including 3, 1st Team All-Pro selections. The NFLPA even selected in three different seasons as the League’s best blocker. Dan Dierdorf received the great honor of being selected for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000. After he hung up his helmet Dierdorf became a TV color analyst on NFL games.

June 29, 1944 – Memphis, Tennessee – Claude Humphrey arrived into this life to eventually become a Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. Claude was the third overall player taken in the 1968 NFL Draft by the Falcons. He was worth the high pick too as he had a brilliant career. Mr. Humphrey was a Six time Pro Bowl selection and two time 1st Team All-Pro. Even though sacks were not an official statistic until just after Humphrey retired the Pro Football Hall of Fame credits the big defensive lineman for 122 sacks, 2 safeties, one recovery of a fumble for a score and 5 All-NFL selections. To say he was a disruptive force to the opposition’s offensive continuity is an understatement!

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

June 29

1916 — The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds played a nine-inning game with just one baseball.

1923 — Brooklyn’s Jacques Fournier went 6-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and three singles as the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 14-5.

1937 — Chicago Cubs first baseman Rip Collins played an entire game without a putout or an assist.

1941 — In a doubleheader against the Washington Senators, New York’s Joe DiMaggio tied and then broke the American League record of hitting safely in 41 consecutive games. DiMaggio doubled in four at-bats in the opener and singled in five at-bats in the nightcap to break the record set by George Sisler of the St. Louis Browns in 1922.

1968 — Detroit’s Jim Northrup hit his third grand slam in a week as the Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2.

1990 — Dave Stewart of the Oakland A’s pitched the first of two no-hitters on this day, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0 at the SkyDome. Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers duplicated Stewart’s feat by throwing a 6-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the first time in major league history that two no-hitters were pitched in both leagues on the same day.

2003 — Eric Byrnes hit for the cycle and matched a franchise record with five hits as Oakland beat San Francisco 5-2.

2004 — Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks became the fourth pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts when he struck out San Diego’s Jeff Cirillo in the eighth inning of the Padres’ 3-2 win.

2007 — Barry Bonds hit his 750th career home run in San Francisco’s 4-3, 10-inning loss to Arizona.

2007 — Aubrey Huff hit for the cycle in Baltimore’s 9-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

2010 — Whit Merrifield’s RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning gave South Carolina its first baseball national championship with a 2-1 victory over UCLA in the College World Series. The Gameco*cks won the last championship played at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium, the CWS’ home since 1950.

2012 — Aaron Hill hit for the cycle for the second time in 12 days, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 9-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ second baseman cycled on June 18 against Seattle. Brooklyn’s Babe Herman was the only other major leaguer to hit for two cycles in one season since 1900. He accomplished the feat in 1931.

2014 — Felix Hernandez allowed one hit over eight innings while striking out nine for Seattle, and Robinson Cano backed him with a two-run homer in a 3-0 win over Cleveland. Hernandez allowed just Lonnie Chisenhall’s single in the fifth inning and walked three. Fernando Rodney earned his 23rd save with a perfect ninth inning.

2019 — The first ever major league game to be played in Europe resulted in the Yankees defeating the Red Sox 17-13 in front of 60,000 spectators at London Olympic Stadium.

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June 30

1908 — Cy Young of the Boston Red Sox pitched the third no-hitter of his career at age 41, an 8-0 win over the New York Highlanders.

1948 — Cleveland’s Bob Lemon pitched a 2-0 no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers for the first American League no-hitter at night.

1962 — Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers struck out 13 New York Mets en route to the first of four career no-hitters, a 5-0 victory at Dodger Stadium.

1970 — Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati was dedicated, but Henry Aaron spoiled the show for the crowd of 51,050 with a first-inning homer off Jim McGlothlin to send Atlanta past the Reds 8-2.

1978 — Willie McCovey became the 12th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs. His shot off Atlanta’s Jamie Easterly wasn’t enough, with the Braves beating the visiting San Francisco Giants 10-5 in the second game of a doubleheader.

1986 — 1985 Heisman Trophy winner Bo Jackson makes his professional baseball debut with the Memphis Chicks of the AA Southern League and goes 1 for 4 with two strikeouts.

1995 — Eddie Murray of the Cleveland Indians became the second switch-hitter and the 20th player in baseball history to reach 3,000 hits when he singled against the Minnesota Twins. Murray joined Pete Rose, the career hits leader with 4,256, as the only switch-hitters to get 3,000.

1997 — Bobby Witt of Texas hit the first home run by an American League pitcher in a regular-season game in almost 25 years, connecting off Ismael Valdes in the Rangers’ 3-2 interleague victory over Los Angeles.

1998 — Sammy Sosa hit his 20th home run in June, extending his major league record for most homers in a month with an eighth-inning shot for the Cubs against Arizona.

2005 — Chad Cordero earned his 15th save in June in the Washington Nationals’ 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He tied a major league record set by Lee Smith in 1993 and matched by John Wetteland in 1996.

2006 — Adam Dunn hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off closer Bob Wickman to lead Cincinnati to a 9-8 victory over Cleveland.

2008 — Nick Swisher homered from both sides of the plate, hitting his second grand slam in four games and adding a solo shot to lead the Chicago White Sox past Cleveland, 9-7.

2009 — Nick Markakis hit a two-run double off Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon to complete the biggest comeback in Baltimore Orioles history for an 11-10 win. Baltimore trailed 10-1 before scoring five runs in the seventh inning and five more in the eighth.

2016 — Coastal Carolina capitalized on two errors on the same play for four unearned runs in the sixth inning, and the Chanticleers won their first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series finals. The Chanticleers became the first school since Minnesota in 1956 to win the title in its first CWS appearance.

2020 — Minor League Baseball officially announces the cancellation of its season as Major League Baseball will keep a “taxi squad” of eligible players that can be added to the roster if needed.

2021 — Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner ties the major league record with his third hit for the cycle in a 15-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

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July 1

1910 — Comiskey Park — then known as White Sox Park — held its first major league game, with the St. Louis Browns beating Chicago 2-0.

1917 — Fred Toney of the Cincinnati Reds pitched complete-game victories in a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Toney threw a three-hitter in each game for 4-1 and 5-1 wins, setting a record for the fewest hits allowed in a doubleheader by a pitcher.

1920 — Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators defeated the Boston Red Sox 1-0 at Fenway Park with the season’s only no-hitter.

1925 — Hack Wilson of the New York Giants hit two home runs in the third inning of a 16-7 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of a doubleheader. Wilson also doubled twice during the game.

1941 — Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees singled off Boston’s Jack Wilson in the fourth inning, tying Willie Keeler’s hitting streak of 44 games.

1951 — Bob Feller of the Indians pitched his third career no-hitter, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader at Cleveland.

1990 — Andy Hawkins of the New York Yankees pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and the third in less than 48 hours, but lost 4-0 to the Chicago White Sox on two outfield errors in the eighth inning.

1997 — Detroit’s Bobby Higginson homered in the first inning against the New York Mets, tying a major league record by homering in four consecutive at-bats over two games. Higginson, who struck out looking in his next at-bat, became the 23rd player since 1900 to accomplish the feat and the fourth Tiger.

2009 — One run was enough for a victory for three National League teams, the first time in 33 years there were three 1-0 games in one league on the same day. The Mets, Dodgers and Reds came away with 1-0 victories. The last time there were three 1-0 games in one league was Sept. 1, 1976, in the NL.

2009 — Hanley Ramirez extended his RBI streak to 10 games in the Florida Marlins’ 5-3 victory over the Washington Nationals. Ramirez hit a two-run double in the third inning to become the first shortstop in NL history with an RBI streak of double-digit games.

2013 — Andy Pettitte passes Whitey Ford for the most strikeouts in New York Yankees history when he records his 1,957th in the Yankees’ 10 – 4 win over the Twins. The win goes to reliever Joba Chamberlain, his first of the year, as he benefits from a three-run outburst off reliever Jared Burton in the 8th. The Yankees then add four runs in the top of the 9th as they end a five-game losing streak.

2014 — The Cleveland Indians executed an unorthodox triple play in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers that required two video replay reviews to sort out. With runners on first and third, Adrian Gonzalez lifted a fly ball to left fielder Michael Brantley, who threw out Dee Gordon at the plate. Catcher Yan Gomes then fired to second baseman Jason Kipnis for the tag on Yasiel Puig as he slid headfirst. Cleveland manager Terry Francona challenged the original safe call at second and got the play overturned after a replay delay that lasted 1 minute, 29 seconds. Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly then challenged the call at the plate, but that call stood after another wait of 1 minute, 34 seconds. Cleveland went on to a 10-3 win.

2015 — Carlos Carrasco came within one strike of throwing the Cleveland Indians’ first no-hitter since 1981, giving up an RBI single to Joey Butler over leaping second baseman Jason Kipnis’ glove in an 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

2019 — Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs is found dead in his hotel room a few hour before the team’s scheduled game with the Texas Rangers. Police confirm that no foul play is suspected.

2021 — The results of the vote for starters at the 2021 All-Star Game are announced and youth is well represented as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads all players for most votes received, and other brash youngsters such as Fernando Tatis Jr., Shohei Ohtani, Rafael Devers, Adam Frazier, Teoscar Hernandez and Jesse Winker join him as first-timers voted in by fans, while Ronald Acuna is a second-timer at 23. It’s veterans like Salvador Perez and Mike Trout – who is injured and likely to miss the game – who stand out in this group.

July 2

1903 — Washington outfielder Ed Delahanty went over a railroad bridge at Niagara Falls and drowned. The exact circ*mstances of his death never were determined.

1909 — The Chicago White Sox stole 12 bases, including home plate three times, in a 15-3 rout of the St. Louis Browns.

1930 — Chicago outfielder Carl Reynolds homered in the first, second and third innings, leading the White Sox to a 15-4 win over the New York Yankees. Reynolds, the second player in history to hit home runs in three consecutive innings, had two inside-the-park homers.

1933 — Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 in an 18-inning game. He allowed six hits and no walks. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Cardinals were blanked 1-0, with Roy Parmelee outdueling Dizzy Dean.

1933 — Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics set and American League record with 21 total bases in a doubleheader. Foxx hit two solo homers in the opener, a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Browns. In the nightcap, an 11-6 loss, Foxx had two homers, a double and a triple.

1941 — Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees hit a home run to extend his consecutive game hitting streak to 45 games, surpassing Willie Keeler’s record of 44 straight games for the Orioles in 1897.

1963 — Juan Marichal of San Francisco beat Warren Spahn and the Milwaukee Braves 1-0 in 16 innings on Willie Mays’ homer.

1986 — Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox fell short of a record-tying 15th consecutive winning decision when the Toronto Blue Jays scored three runs in the eighth inning for a 4-2 victory.

1995 — Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers became the first Japanese player picked for baseball’s All-Star game. Nomo was the NL’s leader in strikeouts and second in ERA.

2007 — Roger Clemens reached a rare milestone, pitching eight innings of two-hit ball to earn his 350th career win and lead the New York Yankees past Minnesota 5-1. Clemens became the first major leaguer to win 350 games since Hall of Famer Warren Spahn of the Milwaukee Braves accomplished the feat in 1963.

2009 — Houston Astros beat the Padres 7-2, but only after waiting out a 52-minute delay in the top of the ninth inning caused when a swarm of bees took over part of left field at San Diego’s Petco Park.

2013 — Homer Bailey pitched his second no-hitter in 10 months and the first in the majors this season, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the slumping San Francisco Giants. Bailey beat the Pirates 1-0 in Pittsburgh last Sept. 28.

2014 — Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz became the 36th player in major league history to collect 1,000 extra-base hits with a ground-rule double during a 16-9 lost to the Chicago Cubs.

2016 — Cleveland’s franchise-record 14-game winning streak was snapped by a 9-6 loss to Toronto, with the Blue Jays scoring three runs in the eighth to overcome a cycle by Rajai Davis.

2016 — C.J. Cron went 6 for 6 with two homers and five RBIs, Carlos Perez had five hits and drove in six and the Los Angeles Angels ended a four-game losing streak with 21-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox.

2019 — The New York Yankees record streak of consecutive games with at least one home run comes to an end at 31.

2022 — The Cardinals become the first team to hit four consecutive homers in the 1st inning when Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez and Dylan Carlson all go deep against Kyle Gibson of the Phillies. Gibson retires the first two batters before giving up a single to Paul Goldschmidt, followed by the homer barrage. Lars Nootbaar then hits a ball that is caught at the warning track to end the inning. It is the 11th time time this has been done in any inning, but the Cards need another homer by Arenado, this one in the 9th, to end up as 7 – 6 winners.

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

June 29

1906 — Alex Smith shoots a record 295 to beat brother Willie in the U.S. Open. Alex shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill.

1933 — Primo Carnera knocks out Jack Sharkey in the sixth round at the Long Island City Bowl to win the world heavyweight title.

1947 — Betty Jameson wins the U.S. Women’s Open by six strokes over amateurs Sally Sessions and Rolly Riley.

1952 — Louise Suggs beats Betty Jameson and Marlene Bauer by seven strokes to win the U.S. Women’s Open.

1956 — Charles Dumas becomes the first high jumper to clear 7 feet, jumping 7 feet, 5-8 inches in the U.S. Olympic trials at Los Angeles.

1957 — Jackie Pung loses the U.S. Women’s Open when she turns in an incorrect scorecard. Betsy Rawls is declared the winner.

1958 — Brazil, led by Pele, beats Sweden 5-2 in Stockholm to become the first team to win the World Cup outside its continent. The 17-year-old, coming off a hat-trick in Brazil’s 5-2 semifinal victory over France, scores twice in the final. Pele’s first and memorable goal comes in the 55th minute to put Brazil ahead 3-1. Pele controls the ball in the penalty area with his thigh, flips it over the head of the defender and smashes it past a helpless Kalle Svensson. Pele seals the win with a headed goal in stoppage time.

1969 — Donna Caponi beats Peggy Wilson by one stroke to win the U.S. Women’s Open.

1984 — Montreal Expos infielder Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th MLB game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox.

1986 — Argentina withstands West Germany’s comeback to win the World Cup, 3-2 in Mexico City’s Aztec stadium. Argentina takes a 2-0 lead on Jorge Valdano’s goal 10 minutes into the second half. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Rudi Voller score goals seven minutes apart to tie the game in the 81st minute. Four minutes later Jorge Burruchaga scores the game-winner after getting a superb pass from Diego Maradona.

1990 — Dave Stewart of the Oakland A’s pitches the first of two no-hitters on this day, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0. Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers duplicates Stewart’s feat, throwing a 6-0 no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s the first time in major league history that two no-hitters are pitched in the two leagues on the same day.

1991 — Britain’s Nick Brown scores a big upset at Wimbledon, beating 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in the second round. Brown, at 591 the lowest-ranked player in the men’s championship, posts the biggest upset, based on comparative rankings, since the ATP began compiling world rankings in 1973.

1994 — Martina Navratilova sets a Wimbledon record, playing her 266th career match. Navratilova passes Billie Jean King’s record of 265 when she and Manon Bollegraf beat Ingelisa Driehuis and Maja Muric 6-4, 6-2 in a doubles quarterfinal.

1994 — NBA Draft: Purdue small forward Glenn Robinson first pick by Milwaukee Bucks.

1995 — George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz.

2001 — Russian swimmer Roman Sludnov becomes the first person to swim the 100-meter breaststroke in under a minute, breaking a world record for the second time in two days at the national championships in Moscow. Sludnov finishes in 00:59.97.

2004 — Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamondbacks becomes the fourth pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts when he strikes out San Diego’s Jeff Cirillo in the eighth inning of the Padres’ 3-2 win.

2007 — After 16 years in Europe, the NFL shuts down its developmental league.

2008 — Two weeks away from her 20th birthday, Inbee Park becomes the youngest winner of the U.S. Women’s Open by closing with a 2-under 71. Her four-shot victory over Helen Alfredsson, who shot 75, is the largest in the Women’s Open since Karrie Webb won by eight shots at Pine Needles in 2001.

2008 — UEFA European Championship Final, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria: Fernando Torres scores as Spain beats Germany, 1-0.

2009 — Indoor tennis at Wimbledon. The new retractable roof over Centre Court is closed after rain halts play during a fourth-round match with Amelie Mauresmo leading top-ranked Dinara Safina, 6-4, 1-4.

2012 — The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency files formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.

2014 — Bernard Langer beats Jeff Sluman with a birdie on the 2nd playoff hole to win the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel GC.

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June 30

1909 — Jack Johnson fights Tony Ross to a no decision in 6 rounds at Duquesne Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to retain his heavyweight boxing title.

1916 — Amateur Chick Evans Jr. wins the U.S. Open with a record 286 total.

1929 — Bobby Jones beats Al Espinosa by 23 strokes in a 36-hole playoff to win the U.S. Open.

1962 — Murle Lindstrom wins the U.S. Women’s Open by two strokes over Jo Anne Prentice and Ruth Jessen.

1965 — The NFL grants Atlanta a franchise. Rankin Smith Sr., an Executive Vice President of Life Insurance Company of Georgia, pays $8.5 million for the franchise. It’s the highest price paid in league history at the time.

1975 — Muhammad Ali retains world heavyweight boxing crown by beating Englishman Joe Bugner by unanimous points decision in a re-match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

1978 — Willie McCovey becomes the 12th player in major league history to hit 500 home runs.

1991 — Wimbledon breaks 114 years of tradition by playing on the middle Sunday of the tournament, a move forced by a huge backlog of matches caused by rain earlier in the week.

1991 — Meg Mallon sinks a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to break a tie with Pat Bradley and Ayako Okamoto and win the LPGA Championship.

1993 — NBA Draft: Michigan center Chris Webber first pick by Orlando Magic (traded to Golden State).

1994 — Diego Maradona is kicked out of the World Cup by FIFA for failing a drug test following Argentina’s June 25 victory over Nigeria in Foxboro, Mass.

1994 — Tonya Harding is stripped of her national title and banned for life from the U.S. Figure Skating Association because of her role in an attack on Nancy Kerrigan.

1995 — Eddie Murray of the Cleveland Indians becomes the second switch-hitter and the 20th player in baseball history to reach 3,000 hits when he singles in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins. Murray joins Pete Rose, the career hits leader with 4,256.

1996 — UEFA European Championship Final, Wembley Stadium, London, England: Oliver Bierhoff scores his second goal in extra time as Germany beat Czech Republic, 2-1.

1999 — NBA Draft: Duke power forward Elton Brand first pick by Chicago Bulls.

2002 — Ronaldo scores both goals to lead Brazil to a 2-0 victory over Germany for the team’s record fifth World Cup title.

2012 — Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan becomes the first player in a Grand Slam tournament to win every point of a set on her way to beating French Open runner-up Sara Errani 6-0, 6-4 in the third round of Wimbledon.

2013 — Inbee Park wins the U.S. Women’s Open for her third straight major this year. Babe Zaharias is the last player to win three straight majors on the calendar, but that was in 1950 when that’s all there were.

2013 — NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nathan MacKinnon #1 pick by Colorado Avalanche.

2015 — The United States defeat Germany 2-0 in semifinals at Women’s World Cup. Carli Lloyd converts a penalty kick for Team USA and a 1-0 lead. Substitute Kelley O’Hara scores in the 84th minute off a Lloyd cross to seal the U.S. team’s 2-0 victory.

2016 — Coastal Carolina capitalizes on two errors on the same play for four unearned runs in the sixth inning, and the Chanticleers win their first national championship in any sport with a 4-3 victory over Arizona in Game 3 of the College World Series finals. The Chanticleers are the first program since Minnesota in 1956 to win the title in its first CWS appearance.

2018 — FIFA World Cup: Kylian Mbappé (19) becomes only 2nd teenager (Pelé 1st 1958) to score twice in a World Cup match as France eliminate Argentina 4-3 in Kazan.

2020 — FC Barcelona’ Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi scores his 700th career goal in a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid.

2021 — Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner ties the major league record with his third hit for the cycle in a 15-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

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July 1

1859 — Amherst defeats Williams 73-32 in the first intercollegiate baseball game. The game is played by Massachusetts Rules, a wide-open form of the sport commonly known as roundball and Amherst wins by reaching the pre-established score of 65 runs. Amherst exceeds 65-run limit during a 10-run 26th inning.

1903 — Maurice Garin wins the first stage of the first Tour de France bicycle race. Garin finishes 55 seconds ahead of Emile Pagie. The first stage, from Paris to Lyon, is 467 kilometers long, and takes 17 hours and 45 minutes, riding both day and night. Only 37 riders of 60 are able to complete the day’s race.

1920 — Suzanne Lenglen of France becomes the first player to win three Wimbledon titles in one year, taking the singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

1932 — Helen Moody wins her fifth women’s singles title in six years at Wimbledon, defeating Helen Jacobs 6-3, 6-1.

1938 — Don Budge defeats Henry Austin 6-1, 6-0, 6-3 to win the men’s singles title and sweep the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at Wimbledon for the second straight year.

1947 — Basketball Association of America (BAA), which later became the National Basketball Association (NBA), holds its inaugural college player draft.

1951 — Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians pitches his third career no-hitter, beating the Detroit Tigers 2-1.

1951 — Beverly Hanson wins the Eastern Open by three strokes over Babe Zaharias in her first start on the LPGA Tour. Hanson is the only golfer to win a tournament in her first professional start.

1961 — Mickey Wright beats defending champion Betsy Rawls by six strokes to win the U.S. Women’s Open.

1977 — Britain’s Virginia Wade wins the singles title on the 100th anniversary of Wimbledon, defeating Betty Stove 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.

1982 — Cal Ripken Jr. makes the first of his record 2,216 consecutive MLB starts at shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles.

1990 — Cathy Johnston completes a wire-to-wire performance, beating Patty Sheehan by two strokes to win the LPGA du Maurier Classic.

1995 — The NBA locks out its players at 12:01 a.m., the first work stoppage in league history.

1997 — Nevada Athletic Commission suspends Mike Tyson indefinitely & withholds $20m purse for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear during their heavyweight title fight 28 June.

2007 — Cristie Kerr wins the U.S. Women’s Open by making only two bogeys over her final 45 holes. Kerr finishes at 5-under 279 for her 10th career victory.

2011 — The NBA locks out its players, a long-expected move putting the 2011-12 season in jeopardy.

2012 — Spain wins its third straight major soccer title, beating Italy 4-0 in the European Championship final in Kiev, Ukraine. The Spanish, who won the Euro 2008 title and World Cup title in 2010, posts the largest score in a Euro final.

2012 — Tiger Woods wins the AT&T National at Congressional in Bethesda, Md. for the 74th win of his career. That moves him past Jack Nicklaus into second place on the tour list, eight short of Sam Snead.

2018 — NBA super star LeBron James agrees to a 4-year $154m deal with the LA Lakers, moving from Cleveland Cavaliers.

2018 — Park Sung-hyun wins the PGA Women’s Championship at Kemper Lakes Golf Course in a playoff with Nasa Hataoka and Ryu So-yeon.

2018 — David Toms wins the Men’ US Senior Open at Broadmoor Golf Course by one stroke ove Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jerry Kelly and Tim Petrovic.

July 2

1921 — The Jack Dempsey-Georges Carpentier heavyweight match at Rickard’s Orchard in Jersey City, N.J., becomes the first million-dollar gate in boxing history. The receipts total $1,789,238 with $50 ringside seats. In front of 80,183, Dempsey knocks out Carpentier at 1:16 of the fourth round.

1927 — Helen Wills becomes the first American to win at Wimbledon since May Sutton in 1907, beating Lili de Alvar 6-2, 6-4 for the title.

1937 — Don Budge beats Gottfried von Cramm, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon. Budge sweeps the championships winning the singles, the men’s doubles title with Gene Mako and the mixed doubles crown with Alice Marble.

1938 — Helen Wills Moody wins her eighth and final singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Helen Jacobs 6-4, 6-0.

1966 — Billie Jean King wins the first of her six singles titles at Wimbledon, beating Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

1967 — Catherine Lacoste of France becomes the first foreigner and first amateur to win the U.S. Women’s Open golf championship. At age 22, she is also the youngest champion.

1976 — Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong, 6-3, 4-6, 8-6, to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1988 — Steffi Graf ends Martina Navratilova’s six-year reign as Wimbledon champion with a 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 victory. It is the first time in nine finals that Navratilova loses a Wimbledon singles match.

1989 — Jockey Steve Cauthen becomes the first rider in history to sweep the world’s four major derbies after winning the Irish Derby with Old Vic. He had previously won the Kentucky Derby with Affirmed (1978), the Epsom Derby with Slip Anchor (1985) and Reference Point (1987) and the French Derby with Old Vic (1989).

1994 — Colombian defender Andres Escobar, 27, is killed outside a bar in Colombia in retaliation for deflecting a ball into his own goal in a 2-1 loss to the United States in the World Cup.

1995 — Tom Weiskopf withstands a charge by Jack Nicklaus to win the U.S. Senior Open by four strokes.

1995 — LA Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo is first Japanese player to be selected for a MLB All Star game when he is named in the NL squad.

1999 — Alexandra Stevenson becomes first qualifier in Wimbledon history to reach the women’s semis. She beats another qualifier, 16-year-old Jelena Dokic, 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.

2000 — UEFA European Championship Final, Feijenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands: David Trezeguet scores in extra time to give France a 2-1 win over Italy.

2005 — Venus Williams overcomes an early deficit and a championship point to beat top-ranked Lindsay Davenport 4-6, 7-6 (4), 9-7 for her fifth major title and her first in nearly four years.

2010 — The United States beats Japan 7-2 to win its seventh consecutive world softball championship.

2010 — FIFA World Cup: Ghana, only African team remaining in last 8, are beaten 4-2 on penalties by Uruguay; Netherlands upset Brazil 2-1.

2011 — Wladimir Klitschko wins a lopsided unanimous decision over David Haye, adding the WBA title to his heavyweight haul. Klitschko and his older brother, Vitali, hold all three major heavyweight titles. Wladimir already had the IBF title (and minor WBO, IBO belts), while Vitali is the WBC champion.

2016 — Sam Querrey ends Novak Djokovic’s quest for a true Grand Slam in the third round at Wimbledon. In a match interrupted by three rain delays after being suspended in progress because of showers a night earlier, Querrey ousts Djokovic 7-6 (6), 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (5) at the All England Club.

2017 — Home town underdog Jeff Horn upsets Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on points in a highly controversial WBO welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia.

2018 — A wild brawl breaks out between Australia and the Philippines during the Basketball World Cup qualifying game in Manila. Thirteen players, including four Australians, are ejected for their part in the brawl. The game is won 79-48 by Australia.

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July 3

1920 — Suzanne Lenglen beats Dorothea Chambers a second straight year (6-3, 6-0) to win the women’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1925 — Suzanne Lenglen wins her sixth and final women’s singles title at Wimbledon, easily beating Joan Fry, 6-2, 6-0.

1931 — Max Schmeling knocks out Young Stribling at 2:46 of the 15th round to retain the world heavyweight title in Cleveland.

1951 — Sam Snead wins his third PGA Championship with a 7 and 6 victory over Walter Burkemo at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

1966 — Atlanta pitcher Tony Cloninger becomes the first National League player to hit two grand slams in one game. He adds a single for nine RBIs in a 17-3 triumph over San Francisco.

1976 — Bjorn Borg beats Ilie Nastase 6-4, 6-2, 9-7, to win his first men’s singles title at Wimbledon.

1981 — Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Chris Evert beats Hana Mandlíková 6-2, 6-2 for her third and final Wimbledon singles title.

1982 — Martina Navratilova begins her streak of six straight singles titles at Wimbledon with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 victory over Chris Evert Lloyd. It’s the third Wimbledon singles title for Navratilova, all against Evert Lloyd.

1983 — Calvin Smith sets the 100-meter world record at Colorado Springs, with a run of 9.93 seconds. He breaks the previous record of 9.95 set by Jim Hines in 1968.

1983 — Wimbledon Men’s Tennis: American John McEnroe wins 5th career Grand Slam title; outclasses Chris Lewis of New Zealand 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.

1994 — FIFA World Cup: In a huge upset Romania eliminates Argentina 3-2 from the round of 16 at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California.

2004 — Maria Sharapova, 17, wins her first Grand Slam title and instant celebrity by beating Serena Williams 6-1, 6-4. For the first time since 1999, none of the four major titles is held by a Williams.

2005 — Roger Federer wins his third consecutive Wimbledon title by beating Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6 (2), 6-4. Federer is the third man since 1936 to win three straight Wimbledon crowns, joining seven-time champion Pete Sampras and five-time winner Bjorn Borg.

2006 — Annika Sorenstam wins the U.S. Women’s Open after 10 years of frustration and wins her 10th major championship. Sorenstam, who shot a 1-under 70 in the 18-hole playoff, beats Pat Hurst by four strokes for the largest margin of victory in a playoff at the major since Kathy Cornelius won by seven shots 50 years ago.

2006 — Detroit Red Wings legend Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1,755 points.

2007 — The Alinghi team from Switzerland — a country more often associated with Alpine skiing and winter snowscapes — successfully defends sailing’s coveted America’s Cup, beating Emirates Team New Zealand 5-2.

2010 — Serena Williams wins her fourth Wimbledon title and 13th Grand Slam championship by sweeping Vera Zvonareva in straight sets in the women’s final. Williams, who finishes the tournament without dropping a set, takes 67 minutes to win 6-3, 6-2.

2011 — Novak Djokovic wins his first Wimbledon, beating defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-3. Djokovic, already guaranteed to take over the No. 1 ranking from the Spaniard on July 4, extends his mastery over Nadal this season with a fifth straight head-to-head victory.

2016 — Serena Williams overwhelms Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 in just 51 minutes on Centre Court at Wimbledon, advancing to the fourth round with her 300th career Grand Slam match win.

2018 — Feliciano Lopez makes history just by taking to the court at Wimbledon. The 36-year-old Spaniard breaks Roger Federer’s record by appearing in a 66th consecutive Grand Slam singles tournament, continuing a run that started at the 2002 French Open. Lopez beats Federico Delbonis of Argentina 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

2020 — The Major League Baseball All-Star game planned to be hosted by the Los Angeles Dodgers is cancelled due to governmental restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 4

1907 — Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns KOs Bill Squires of Australia in round 1 in Colma, California, his 6th title defense.

1910 — Jack Johnson knocks out Jim Jeffries in the 15th round at Reno, Nev., to retain the world heavyweight title and spoil Jeffries’ comeback.

1914 — The Harvard eight wins the Grand Challenge Cup to become the first American crew to capture the top event at the Henley Royal Regatta.

1919 — Jack Dempsey wins the world heavyweight title at Toledo, Ohio, when Jess Willard fails to answer the bell for the fourth round.

1923 — Jack Dempsey beats Tommy Gibbon in 15 for the heavyweight title. The fight almost bankrupts the town of Shelby, Montana, which borrowed heavily to stage it.

1930 — Helen Wills Moody wins her fourth straight singles title at Wimbledon with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Elizabeth Ryan. Moody would go on to win four more Wimbledon singles titles.

1954 — FIFA World Cup Final, Wankdorf Stadium, Bern, Switzerland: Helmut Rahn scores twice as West Germany beats Hungary, 3-2.

1964 — Maria Bueno of Brazil upsets Margaret Smith of Australia 6-4, 7-9, 6-3 for the women’s title at Wimbledon.

1975 — Billie Jean King beats Evonne Goolagong, 6-0, 6-1 for her sixth and final singles title at Wimbledon.

1980 — Nolan Ryan (Houston Astros) fans Reds’ Cesar Geronimo to become 4th pitcher to 3,000 MLB strikeouts.

1982 — Jimmy Connors beats John McEnroe 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6, 6-4 for the men’s singles championship at Wimbledon. The match lasts 4 hours, 16 minutes.

1987 — Martina Navratilova wins her eighth Wimbledon singles title and sixth straight, beating Steffi Graf 7-5, 6-3.

1994 — FIFA World Cup: A Bebeto strike saves Brazil from embarrassment, beat USA 1-0 at Stanford.

1999 — Pete Sampras overwhelms Andre Agassi in three sets to capture his sixth Wimbledon title and tie Roy Emerson’s record with his 12th Grand Slam championship. Sampras is the first man in the Open era with six Wimbledon titles.

2002 — Venus and Serena Williams win in straight sets to set up their third title match at a major in 10 months — and the first all-sister Wimbledon final since 1884. Top-seeded Venus, the two-time defending champion, overpowers Justine Henin 6-3, 6-2. Second-seeded Serena routs Amelie Mauresmo 6-2, 6-1 in 55 minutes.

2003 — LA Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant is arrested in Eagle, Colorado for sexual assault, charges eventually dismissed.

2004 — UEFA European Championship Final, Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, Portugal: In a huge upset Greece beats host nation Portugal, 1-0.

2004 — Meg Mallon wins the Women’s U.S. Open with a 6-under 65, the lowest final round by a champion in the 59-year history of the tournament. Mallon finishes at 10-under 274 for a two-shot victory over Annika Sorenstam.

2008 — Dara Torres completes her improbable Olympic comeback, making the U.S. team for the fifth time by winning the 100 freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials in Omaha, Neb. The 41-year-old wins in 54.78. A nine-time medalist, she already was the first U.S. swimmer to make four Olympic teams.

2009 — Serena Williams beats her big sister Venus 7-6 (3), 6-2 for her third Wimbledon title and 11th Grand Slam championship. In the fourth all-Williams final at Wimbledon, Serena comes out on top for the third time. Later, Venus and Serena win their fourth women’s doubles title at Wimbledon and ninth Grand Slam doubles title as a pair.

2010 — Rafael Nadal beats Tomas Berdych in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, to win his second Wimbledon title and eighth Grand Slam championship.

2011 — Tyler Farrar becomes the first American to win a July 4 Tour de France stage, dominating a sprint finish in the third leg as teammate Thor Hushovd of Norway kept the yellow jersey.

2014 — Germany becomes the first country to reach the semifinals for a fourth straight World Cup by beating France 1-0 in a quarterfinal match settled by a first-half header from Mats Hummels.

2015 — Copa América Final, Estadio Nacional Julio Martínez Prádanos, Santiago: Chile defeats Argentina, 4-1 penalties to win their first title; 0-0 after extra time.

2015 — Super Rugby Final, Westpac Stadium, Wellington: Otago Highlanders beat Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 for their first title.

2022 — Minneosta Twins turn 1st 8-5 triple play in MLB history as centerfielder Byron Buxton makes a catch and third baseman Gio Urshela tags one runner out in the basepath and doubles-off another runner by tagging second base against White Sox in Chicago.

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