Sports agate — Aug. 15, 2018

Published Aug 15, 2018 at 4:00pm

National Football League

Preseason

Thursday

Philadelphia at New England, 7:30

N.Y. Jets at Washington, 8

Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 8

Friday

N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 7

Kansas City at Atlanta, 7

Miami at Carolina, 7:30

Buffalo at Cleveland, 7:30

Arizona at New Orleans, 8

Saturday

Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1

Oakland at L.A. Rams, 4

Cincinnati at Dallas, 7

Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 8

San Francisco at Houston, 8

Chicago at Denver, 9:05

Seattle at L.A. Chargers, 10

LPGA Tour

Statistics

Through Aug. 5

Scoring

1, Ariya Jutanugarn, 69.44. 2, Jin Young Ko, 69.694. 3, Minjee Lee, 69.727. 4, Jessica Korda, 69.783. 5, Brooke M. Henderson, 69.984. 6, In Gee Chun, 70.0. 7, Amy Yang, 70.022. 8, Lexi Thompson, 70.041. 9, Moriya Jutanugarn, 70.068. 10, So Yeon Ryu, 70.131.

Driving Distance

1, Yani Tseng, 275.8 2, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, 275.1 3, Lexi Thompson, 274.0 4, Emily Tubert, 273.1 5, Angel Yin, 272.2 6, Sung Hyun Park, 271.6 7, Madelene Sagstrom, 270.2 8, Brooke M. Henderson, 270.0 9, Brittany Lincicome, 269.6 10, Jessica Korda, 269.6.

Greens in Regulation

1, Jin Young Ko, .778. 2, Lexi Thompson, .753. 3, Brooke M. Henderson, .749. 4, Shanshan Feng, .743. 5, Chella Choi, .743. 6, Charley Hull, .741. 7, Austin Ernst, .741. 8, Anna Nordqvist, .740. 9, Minjee Lee, .739. 10, Amy Olson, .738.

Putts per GIR

1, Ariya Jutanugarn, 1.72. 2, Inbee Park, 1.75. 3, Moriya Jutanugarn, 1.75. 4, Jessica Korda, 1.75. 5, Sei Young Kim, 1.76. 6, In Gee Chun, 1.76. 7, Sakura Yokomine, 1.76. 8, So Yeon Ryu, 1.76. 9, Nasa Hataoka, 1.76. 10, Bronte Law, 1.76.

Birdies

1, Ariya Jutanugarn, 327. 2, Moriya Jutanugarn, 283. 3, Sei Young Kim, 280. 4, Charley Hull, 276. 5, Minjee Lee, 264. 6, Brooke M. Henderson, 260. 7, Carlota Ciganda, 257. 8, So Yeon Ryu, 247. 9, Jin Young Ko, 243. 10, Austin Ernst, 229.

Eagles

1, Lexi Thompson, 12. 2, Ariya Jutanugarn, 11. 3 (tie), Moriya Jutanugarn and Emily Pedersen, 10. 5, Jessica Korda, 9. 6, Peiyun Chien, 8. 7 (tie), 7 tied with 7.

Sand Save Percentage

1, Karrie Webb, .636. 2, Shanshan Feng, .627. 3, Georgia Hall, .621. 4, Minjee Lee, .606. 5, Jacqui Concolino, .600. 6, Nasa Hataoka, .597. 7, Amy Yang, .596. 8, Lydia Ko, .587. 9, Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras, .585. 10 (tie), Wei-Ling Hsu, and Simin Feng, .583.

Rounds Under Par

1, Inbee Park, .744. 2, Carlota Ciganda, .742. 3, Charley Hull, .734. 4, Minjee Lee, .727. 5, Shanshan Feng, .725. 6, Jessica Korda, .717. 7, Ariya Jutanugarn, .707. 8, Lexi Thompson, .694. 9, Jin Young Ko, .694. 10, Lydia Ko, .688.

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

x-Atlanta 22 10 .688 —

x-Washington 20 11 .645 1.5

x-Connecticut 19 13 .594 3

Chicago 12 20 .375 10

New York 7 24 .226 14.5

Indiana 5 26 .161 16.5

Western Conference

W L Pct GB

x-Seattle 24 8 .750 —

x-Los Angeles 19 13 .594 5

x-Phoenix 18 14 .563 6

x-Minnesota 17 15 .531 7

Dallas 14 18 .438 10

Las Vegas 13 18 .419 10.5

x-clinched playoff spot

Tuesday’s Games

Connecticut 96, Dallas 76

Chicago 91, Minnesota 88

Los Angeles 74, New York 66

Wednesday’s Games

Washington at Indiana, 7

New York at Las Vegas, 10

Thursday’s Games

No games scheduled

Friday’s Games

Los Angeles at Washington, 7

Minnesota at Connecticut, 7

Las Vegas at Dallas, 8

New York at Seattle, 10

Atlanta at Phoenix, 10

Home team in caps

FOOTBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Thursday

Preseason Week Two

NEW ENGLAND 31/2 Phila

WASHINGTON 11/2 NY Jets

GREEN BAY 5 Pittsburgh

Friday, Aug 17th.

DETROIT 3 NY Giants

ATLANTA 1 Kansas City

CAROLINA 31/2 Miami

CLEVELAND 3 Buffalo

NEW ORLEANS 31/2 Arizona

Saturday, Aug 18th.

MINNESOTA 41/2 Jacksonville

LA RAMS 21/2 Oakland

DALLAS 3 Cincinnati

HOUSTON 21/2 San Fran

TENNESSEE 3 Tampa Bay

DENVER 3 Chicago

LA CHARGERS 31/2 Seattle

BASEBALL

Favorite

Odds Underdog

National League

CHICAGO CUBS 6-7 Milwaukee

ATLANTA 10-12 Miami

ST. LOUIS Even-6 Washington

LA DODGERS 81/2-91/2 San Fran

American League

Chi White Sox Even-6 DETROIT

OAKLAND 6-7 Seattle

NY YANKEES 61/2-71/2 Tampa Bay

Toronto 51/2-61/2 KAN CITY

Interleague

MINNESOTA 51/2-61/2 Pittsburgh

BALTIMORE Even-6 NY Mets

Boston 51/2-61/2 PHILA

Cleveland 71/2-81/2 CINC

HOUSTON 81/2-91/2 Colorado

SAN DIEGO Even-6 LA Angels

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BASEBALL

American League

BOSTON RED SOX — Activated C-UTL Blake Swihart from the 10-day DL. Designated C Dan Butler for assignment.

CLEVELAND INDIANS — Placed RHP Trevor Bauer on the 10-day DL. Recalled LHP Tyler Olson from Columbus (IL).

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned INF Jose Fernandez to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected 3B Taylor Ward from Salt Lake. Transferred OF Chris Young to the 60-day DL.

TAMPA BAY RAYS — Acquired RHP Shane Baz from Pittsburgh to complete the trade that sent RHP Chris Archer to the Pirates.

TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired OF Alexander Ovalles from the Chicago Cubs to complete am earlier trade for LHP Cole Hamels and cash considerations.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Acquired RHP Brian Baker from Colorado to complete an earlier trade.

National League

COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed RHP Scott Oberg on the paternity list. Recalled INF Garrett Hampson from Albuquerque (PCL).

MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Acquired RHP Jake Thompson from the Philadelphia Phillies for cash considerations and optioned him to Colorado Springs (PCL). Designated RHP Alec Asher for assignment.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Recalled RHP Trevor Gott and selected the contract of LHP Tim Collins from Syracuse (IL). Optioned LHP Sammy Solis to Syracuse. Placed RHP Ryan Madson on the 10-day DL. Transferred RHP Erick Fedde to the 60-day DL.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

CHICAGO BULLS — Signed G Derrick Walton Jr.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Signed WR Austin Wolf. Released WR Rashad Ross.

CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LB Roquan Smith.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS — Signed LB Kyle Coleman. Waived DL Albert Havili.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Activated OT Donald Penn from the PUP list.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Released CB Orlando Scandrick. Waived-injured LB Alex McCalister.

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed LS Tanner Doll and LB Doug Parrish. Activated LBs Adam Konar and Christophe Mulumba-Tshimanga from the six-game injured list. Released WR Sam Giguere, LB Jeremiah Kose and OL Kelvin Palmer.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Signed D Ryan Ellis to an eight-year contract.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Re-signed D Steven Santini to a three-year contract.

ECHL

ATLANTA GLADIATORS — Agreed to terms with D Kevin Montgomery on a one-year contract.

COLLEGE

BROWN — Named Jennifer Hunter associate director of athletics for diversity & inclusion initiatives.

EAST CAROLINA — Announced special advisor to the chancellor for athletics Dave Hart has agreed to a three-month extension.

JOHNSON C. SMITH — Announced the resignation of sports information director K.C. Culler.

MARYLAND — Fired strength and conditioning coach Rick Court.