Sports agate — Aug. 16, 2018

Published Aug 16, 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

Little League World Series

At South Williamsport, Pa.

United States

NEW ENGLAND, Coventry (R.I.); MID-ATLANTIC, Staten Island (N.Y.); SOUTHEAST, Peachtree City, Ga.; GREAT LAKES, Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.); MIDWEST, Des Moines (Iowa); SOUTHWEST, Houston; NORTHWEST, Coeur d’Alene (Idaho); WEST, Honolulu

International

ASIA/PACIFIC, Seoul (South Korea); AUSTRALIA, Gold Coast; CANADA, Surrey (British Columbia); CARIBBEAN, Guayama (Puerto Rico); EUROPE/AFRICA, Barcelona (Spain); JAPAN, Kawaguchi; LATIN AMERICA, Arraijan (Panama); MEXICO, Matamoros

Double Elimination

Thursday, Aug. 16

Game 1: Guayama (Puerto Rico) vs. Seoul (South Korea), 1

Game 2: Staten Island (N.Y.) vs. Des Moines (Iowa), 3

Game 3: Matamoros (Mexico) vs. Gold Coast (Australia), 5

Game 4: Coventry (R.I.) vs. Houston, 7

Friday, Aug. 17

Game 5: Barcelona (Spain) vs. Kawaguchi (Japan), 2

Game 6: Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) vs. Coeur d’Alene (Idaho), 4

Game 7: Arraijan (Panama) vs. Surrey (British Columbia), 6

Game 8: Peachtree City (Ga.) vs. Honolulu, 8

WNBA

Eastern Conference

W L Pct GB

x-Atlanta 22 10 .688 —

x-Washington 21 11 .656 1

x-Connecticut 19 13 .594 3

Chicago 12 20 .375 10

New York 7 25 .219 15

Indiana 5 27 .156 17

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 14 18 .438 10

x-clinched playoff spot

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

Saturday’s Games

Chicago at Indiana, 4 p.m.

PGA Tour Champions Statistics

Through Aug. 5

Charles Schwab Cup Money List

1, Jerry Kelly, (15), $1,542,509. 2, Miguel Angel Jimenez, (14), $1,485,013. 3, David Toms, (15), $1,412,767. 4, Bernhard Langer, (15), $1,328,029. 5, Scott McCarron, (16), $1,201,770. 6, Paul Broadhurst, (15), $1,100,736. 7, Vijay Singh, (12), $1,077,200. 8, Tim Petrovic, (14), $997,713. 9, Steve Stricker, (6), $926,235. 10, Joe Durant, (16), $875,598.

Scoring Average (Actual)

1, Jerry Kelly, 68.98. 2, Miguel Angel Jimenez, 69.20. 3, Bernhard Langer, 69.49. 4, Scott McCarron, 69.53. 5, David Toms, 69.54. 6, Kevin Sutherland, 69.65. 7, Vijay Singh, 69.76. 8, Tim Petrovic, 69.80. 9, Kenny Perry, 69.81. 10, Joe Durant, 69.86.

Driving Distance

1, Kenny Perry, 301.1. 2, Brandt Jobe, 297.1. 3, John Daly, 296.1. 4, Scott Parel, 295.9. 5, Wes Short, Jr., 294.1. 6, Ken Tanigawa, 294.0. 7, Scott McCarron, 293.6. 8, Kevin Sutherland, 291.9. 9, Vijay Singh, 290.7. 10, Woody Austin, 289.6.

Driving Accuracy Percentage

1, Bart Bryant, 81.36%. 2, Scott Dunlap, 78.70%. 3, Jerry Kelly, 78.47%. 4, Gene Sauers, 78.19%. 5, Olin Browne, 78.14%. 6, Tom Lehman, 78.11%. 7, Paul Goydos, 77.95%. 8, Kirk Triplett, 77.55%. 9, Bernhard Langer, 77.43%. 10, Joe Durant, 76.94%.

Greens in Regulation Percentage

1, Kevin Sutherland, 79.00%. 2, Tom Lehman, 78.35%. 3, Kenny Perry, 78.02%. 4, Vijay Singh, 77.78%. 5, Bart Bryant, 76.26%. 6, Gene Sauers, 76.10%. 7, Jeff Sluman, 76.06%. 8, Bernhard Langer, 75.88%. 9, Jerry Kelly, 75.23%. 10, Joe Durant, 74.87%.

Total Driving

1, Kenny Perry, 24. 2, Bernhard Langer, 28. 3, Jerry Kelly, 33. 4, Joe Durant, 36. 5, Scott McCarron, 37. 6 (tie), Tom Lehman and Scott Dunlap, 40. 8, Kirk Triplett, 41. 9, Doug Garwood, 43. 10, 2 tied with Bart Bryant, 44.

Putting Average

1, Jerry Kelly, 1.725. 2, Todd Hamilton, 1.726. 3, Glen Day, 1.727. 4, Joe Durant, 1.728. 5, Wes Short, Jr., 1.729. 6 (tie), David Toms, Brandt Jobe and Miguel Angel Jimenez, 1.739. 9, Tim Petrovic, 1.740. 10, Scott Parel, 1.746.

Birdie Average

1, Bernhard Langer, 4.13. 2, John Daly, 4.10. 3, Wes Short, Jr., 4.09. 4, Brandt Jobe, 4.07. 5, Scott McCarron, 4.06. 6, Miguel Angel Jimenez, 4.05. 7, Jerry Kelly, 4.04. 8 (tie), Bart Bryant and Scott Parel, 4.00. 10, Tom Pernice Jr., 3.98.

Eagles (Holes per)

1, Kenny Perry, 81.0. 2, Lee Janzen, 105.4. 3 (tie), Vijay Singh and Ken Tanigawa, 122.4. 5, Rocco Mediate, 123.0. 6, Wes Short, Jr., 129.0. 7, John Daly, 130.5. 8, Carlos Franco, 132.0. 9, Tommy Armour III, 133.2. 10, Bernhard Langer, 135.0.

Sand Save Percentage

1, David Toms, 66.67%. 2, Tim Petrovic, 61.90%. 3, Lee Janzen, 61.70%. 4, Paul Broadhurst, 61.40%. 5, Tom Pernice Jr., 58.62%. 6, Jesper Parnevik, 57.69%. 7, Mike Goodes, 56.76%. 8, Scott Verplank, 56.10%. 9 (tie), Marco Dawson and Kent Jones, 55.56%.

All-Around Ranking

1, Jerry Kelly, 100. 2, Joe Durant, 101. 3, Bernhard Langer, 106. 4, Scott McCarron, 111. 5, Miguel Angel Jimenez, 122. 6, Kenny Perry, 143. 7, Wes Short, Jr., 147. 8, Brandt Jobe, 151. 9, David Toms, 159. 10, Lee Janzen, 176.

Home team in caps

PRO FOOTBALL

Favorite Points Underdog

Preseason Week Two

NEW ENGLAND 31/2 Philadelphia

WASHINGTON 1 NY Jets

GREEN BAY 51/2 Pittsburgh

Friday, Aug. 17

DETROIT 3 NY Giants

ATLANTA 1 Kansas City

CAROLINA 3 Miami

CLEVELAND 31/2 Buffalo

NEW ORLEANS 31/2 Arizona

Saturday, Aug. 18

MINNESOTA 41/2 Jackson

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

Monday, Aug. 20

INDIANAPOLIS 1 Baltimore

BASEBALL

Favorite Odds Underdog

National League

PHILA (1st) 71/2-81/2 NY Mets

PHILA (2nd) 6-7 NY Mets

PITTSBURGH Even-6 Chicago Cubs

ST. LOUIS 51/2-61/2 Washington

Colorado Even-6 ATLANTA

Arizona 51/2-61/2 SAN DIEGO

American League

NY YANKEES 8-9 Tampa Bay

TEXAS Even-6 LA Angels

MINNESOTA 61/2-71/2 Detroit

Toronto 51/2-61/2 KANSAS

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BASEBALL

American League

LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Optioned RHP Odrisamer Despaigne and C Jose Briceno to Salt Lake (PCL). Reinstated C Rene Rivera from the 60-day DL. Designated RHP Akeel Morris for assignment.

NEW YORK YANKEES — Recalled RHP Luis Cessa from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Designated RHP George Kontos for assignment.

SEATTLE MARINERS — Placed LHP James Paxton on the 10-day DL. Recalled RHP Christian Bergman from Tacoma (PCL).

FOOTBALL

National Football League

ARIZONA CARDINALS — Re-signed S Harlan Miller. Waived-injured CB Lou Young III.

BUFFALO BILLS — Claimed DL Albert Havili off waivers. Signed FB Sam Rogers. Designated DT Marquavius Lewis and Fb Zach Olstad on waived/injured list.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DL Blaine Woodson.

DENVER BRONCOS — Claimed WR DeAndrew White off waivers from Houston. Signed DL DeQuinton Osborne. Waived-injured WR Corey Brown and DL Paul Boyette.

NEW YORK JETS — Placed OT Ben Ijalana on injured reserve. Signed OL Gino Gradkowski.

OAKLAND RAIDERS — Claimed DT Gabe Wright off waivers from Miami.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

ANAHEIM DUCKS — Re-signed RW Ondrej Kase to a three-year contract.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

LOS ANGELES FC — Loaned D Tristan Blackmon to Phoenix (USL).

COLLEGE

CENTENARY — Announced the resignation of women’s basketball coach David Foley to become the women’s basketball coach at Saint Mary’s (Minn.).

CHOWAN — Named Luke Staatsas men’s assistant soccer coach.

CITADEL — Named Mike Capaccio athletic director.

LSU — Announced graduate QB Justin McMillan and junior QB Lowell Narcisse are leaving the football program.