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Four PSU 2018 game times set

UNIVERSITY PARK — Four more game times for the 2018 Penn State Football season were announced Thursday.

Penn State’s season opener against Appalachian State will kick at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 1 on BTN, the Kent State game Sept. 15 will be at noon on FS1 and the Homecoming game against Michigan State will kick at 3:30 or 4 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Additionally, Penn State’s game at Illinois will kick at 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 on FS1. It has also been announced the Oct. 20 game at Indiana will air on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Television arrangements for Michigan State game will be announced at a later date.

Sooners lose WCWS opener

OKLAHOMA CITY — Washington freshman Gabbie Plain threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, and the Huskies defeated two-time defending national champion Oklahoma 2-0 on Thursday in the Women’s College World Series.

Oklahoma senior pitcher Paige Parker, who had an 8-0 career record in WCWS play, got the loss after giving up three hits and one run in six innings. The Sooners (55-4) had won 16 straight games but will now play Arizona State in an elimination game tomorrow. Washington will play Oregon on today.

Elsewhere in the WCWS:

n Shannon Rhodes’ three-run homer in the sixth inning helped top-seeded Oregon defeat Arizona State 11-6 on Thursday at the Women’s College World Series.

Oregon coach Mike White figured the game would be about pitching, but it was high scoring from the start. Oregon dominated Giselle “G” Juarez, Arizona State’s All-American pitcher. Juarez pitched a complete game, but she gave up 14 hits and 10 earned runs.

Oregon pitcher Miranda Elish recovered from a rough start against the Ducks’ Pac-12 rival and increased her career record to 37-1. She gave up five runs and six hits in five innings, and improved to 25-1 this season.

Milbrett elected to Hall of Fame

PORTLAND, Ore. –Tiffeny Milbrett was one of five Hall of Fame inductees announced Thursday, which began with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber during a morning meeting in New York City.

“The honor is all mine, just being able to be part of such an amazing group. We pushed the boundaries, we pushed the sport for women and obviously I pushed myself to be the best I could be, surrounded by all those players who were doing just the same. So the honor is all mine,” Milbrett said.

Milbrett and Garber were joined by former U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel, midfielder Cindy Parlow Cone and former U.S. Soccer President Bob Contiguglia.

Garber was originally elected in 2016 but put off induction so he could be enshrined in an MLS stadium. The ceremony is set for Oct. 20 at the new U.S. Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

Cards’ Reyes back on DL

ST. LOUIS — Alex Reyes’ return to the St. Louis Cardinals after a 20-month absence lasted just four innings.

The 23-year-old right-hander was put on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday because of a strained latissimus dorsi muscle in his right side.

Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Reyes was hurt on Wednesday when he allowed three hits over four scoreless innings at Milwaukee in his first big league appearance since Sept. 29, 2016.

“A significant lat injury,” Cardinals vice president and general manager Michael Girsch called it. “It is not a minor injury. It is not going to be a couple starts, it’s going to be more than a few starts. We don’t have all the information yet.”

From Mirror, wire reports

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