800 delayed -- No. 22 DePaul routs No. 3 Stanford

800 delayed -- No. 22 DePaul routs No. 3 Stanford


CHICAGO(AP) Stanford's Tara VanDerveer's will have to wait for that milestone800th coaching victory. DePaul made sure Thursday night there nocelebrations on their home floor at the McGrath Arena.The No. 22 Blue Demons took over inthe second half with tough defense and torrid shooting and routed thethird-ranked Cardinal 91-71.VanDerveer - 799-196 in her 32ndseason as a head coach - had hoped to join Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt,C. Vivian Stringer and Sylvia Hatchell as women's college coaches with800 wins."It's really totally irrelevant as far as I'm concerned," VanDerveer said.
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"We're disappointed in how we played.We really needed more different people to step up ... They've had a lotof success, it is their 14th game and they are ahead of us right now.We need to learn from it and get better."Keisha Hampton scored 23 of her 27points in the second half and Felicia Chester had a career-high 24 tohelp DePaul (13-1) run its winning streak to 10 games.DePaul's win was especially pleasing for coach Doug Bruno. Both Stringer and Summitt got their 800th victories against DePaul."I think Tara is absolutely one of the greatest coaches to ever have coached," Bruno said."When you go to Tennessee and you sitthere as sacrificial lamb for coach Summitt winning her 800th and thenyou sit there as a a sacrificial lamb for coach Vivian Stringer withher 800th. There comes a place and a point. I told alums before thegame if we get beat tonight they should throw hats on the floor for mebecause I would have just scored the hat trick, been three-for-threeand the answer to a great trivia question."Stanford (6-1) has an even biggerchallenge ahead to get VanDerveer her 800th. The Cardinal must beatSummitt at Tennessee on Sunday.Jeanette Pohlen led Stanford with 23points. The Cardinal played without senior Kayla Pedersen, who was keptout because of a head injury."They were more aggressive than us.Tennessee won't be a piece of cake. We have to be aggressive if we wantto win," Pohlen said.Pedersen, the No. 10 scorer and No.4 rebounder in Stanford history, bumped her head while taking a chargein the first half Sunday against Fresno State and did not return.VanDerveer said she wasn't told that Pedersen had a concussion but that the guardforward was experiencing headaches.When Pedersen didn't take the floorThursday night, it ended a string of 121 straight starts dating to the2007-08 opener. The 6-foot-4 senior is averaging 11.5 points and 6.5rebounds. Joslyn Tinkle started in her place."We were never into an offensiveflow and I thought defensively we did not do a good enough job,"VanDerveer said. "They hit a lot of 3s in the second half. ... WithoutKayla, we were playing a lot of young kids who were a step slow."After leading by only two at the half, DePaul broke away in the second with a 17-2 run early in the second.Sam Quigley's 3-pointer ignited thespurt and Hampton scored seven straight points at one juncture asDePaul opened up a 61-45 lead and coasted from there.The Blue Demons were 7 for 12 on3-pointers in the second half and shot 59.6 percent from the field forthe game. Hampton was 8 for 14 from the field and Chester 8 for 9. AndDePaul made 19 of 27 free throws."My teammates found me and I gotgood shots and got to the free throw line," said Hampton. "I had arough first half. All of a sudden, you got to do the little things toget yourself started."

Dodgers add to riches, acquire Mets slugger in trade


Dodgers add to riches, acquire Mets slugger in trade

NEW YORK — The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired outfielder Curtis Granderson and cash from the New York Mets for a player to be named later or cash.

The teams announced the deal after their games Friday night. The 36-year-old Granderson is hitting .228 with 19 home runs and 52 RBIs this year.

Los Angeles is running away with the NL West. The Dodgers are 86-34 after Friday's win at Detroit . Granderson gives Los Angeles another option for the outfield along with Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor and Joc Pederson.

Pederson has been struggling quite a bit of late, hitting .149 since the All-Star break. Granderson, like Pederson, offers some power from the left side of the plate.

Giants pound Phillies in blowout win, Moore pitches into eighth


Giants pound Phillies in blowout win, Moore pitches into eighth


SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Moore took a one-hitter into the eighth inning and picked up his first win in nearly two months as the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-2 on Friday night.

Hunter Pence and Brandon Crawford both homered, Pablo Sandoval had an RBI single and Denard Span added three hits and made a nice running catch in center field to help San Francisco to its ninth win in the last 12 games at AT&T Park.

One day after becoming the first team in major league history to reach 11,000 wins as a franchise, the Giants added on by beating the worst team in baseball again.

Moore (4-12) was crisp in his second straight strong start despite four walks, allowing two hits over 7 1/3 innings to win for the first time since June 20.

Four relievers combined for five outs to complete the four-hitter.

Jorge Alfaro singled twice and scored for Philadelphia.

Pence doubled and scored as part of a three-run first inning, then hit his 11th home run in the second.

Crawford tacked on with a two-run home run in the third, his 10th, after Sandoval walked. Crawford, who also doubled in the eighth, had been in a 2-for-22 slump.

Philadelphia didn't get a runner past second base until the eighth when Freddy Galvis singled in both runs.

Zach Elfin (1-5) allowed six runs on seven hits over five innings for the Phillies. He has lost two of three starts since a two-month stint in the minors.


Phillies: Manager Pete Mackanin's ballclub was one player short after the team placed OF Odubel Herrera on the disabled list with a hamstring injury in a move that is retroactive to Aug. 15. Herrera has a 17-game hitting streak that is the longest active in the majors. A corresponding move is expected before Saturday's game.

Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto threw 50 pitches in a bullpen session and could begin a rehab assignment early next week. Cueto also threw a 50-pitch bullpen during the team's recent three-game series in Miami. ... 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) and 2B Joe Panik (concussion symptoms) both did cardio work before the game.


Phillies RHP Jerad Eickoff (3-7, 4.45 ERA) makes his second start against the Giants this season Saturday while San Francisco counters with LHP Ty Blach (8-8, 4.37 ERA). Blach blanked Philadelphia with a seven-hitter on June 2.