VALPO GOALIE MANSKI EARNS HONOR: Valparaiso goalie Kristen Manski was named Horizon League Women's Soccer Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. Manski had one save in a 1-0 shutout of Grand Canyon. She made six saves in the Crusaders' 1-0 loss to Kent State. She has a goals against average of 0.47 this season.
VALPO'S SERRATORE, ORTIZ NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: Valparaiso goalie Tom Serratore and midfielder Jesse Ortiz were named to the Mike Gibbs Memorial All-Tournament Team. Serratore totaled 13 saves, and recorded his first career shutout in a 0-0 tie with Jacksonville. Ortiz totaled six shots on goals in two games.
VALPO'S DOOMS EARNS LEAGUE HONOR: Valparaiso senior outside hitter Sarah Dooms has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week. Dooms was the MVP at the UCF Invitational, averaging 3.1 kills and 3.4 digs per set.
STALOWY, WOLGAMOT ADDED TO VALPO COACHING STAFF: Mike Stalowy and Ben Wolgamot have been added to Valparaiso coach Brian Schmack's coaching staff. Stalowy will be the top assistant, while Wolgamot will serve as an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator.
YANKEES RALLY PAST WHITE SOX: Eduardo Nunez's two-run double capped a five-run eighth inning that rallied the New York Yankees past the White Sox 6-4 on Tuesday night.
Derek Jeter got the Yankees started on a vintage comeback, and pinch hitter Curtis Granderson, a T.F. South graduate, tied the score with an RBI single.
Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run triple and Alejandro De Aza homered to build a three-run lead for All-Star ace Chris Sale, but the last-place White Sox couldn't hold it. They dropped their fifth straight to start a 10-game trip against AL East contenders.
MARLINS BEAT CUBS: Donovan Solano had three hits, including a two-run double, and the Miami bullpen combined for 4 2/3 hitless innings to lead the Marlins to a 6-2 victory over the Cubs.
Brian Bogusevic hit a solo homer for the Cubs who dropped to 27-44 at the so-called Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field.
Edwin Jackson (7-15) only made it through five innings for Chicago, allowing three runs and seven hits.
BEARS SIGN ADAMS, CUT SCOTT: The Bears late Tuesday signed tight end Kyle Adams and terminated the contract of vested veteran Jonathan Scott.
Adams has appeared in 23 games with two starts over two seasons (2011-12) with the Bears recording four receptions for 40 yards.
During his six-year career with Detroit (2007-08), Buffalo (2009), Pittsburgh (2010-11) and Chicago (2012), Scott started 35-of-70 games played. Last season with the Bears, Scott appeared in 12 games.
COLTS FINE-TUNE ROSTER: Indianapolis promoted tight end Dominique Jones to the active roster and signed rookie tight end Justice Cunningham to the practice squad Tuesday.
The moves came shortly after the Colts traded rookie linebacker Caesar Rayford to the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional draft pick. Rayford led Indy with five sacks in the preseason.
Jones played in four games and made one catch last season with Indy but was waived Saturday.
Cunningham, the final pick in April's draft, was released Monday after Indy acquired linebacker Cam Johnson in a trade from San Francisco.
Earlier Tuesday, Indy released rookie safety John Boyett, a sixth-round pick, one day after he was arrested on three charges including public intoxication.
SERENA WILLIAMS DOMINANT IN U.S. OPEN QUARTERFINALS: From an ace on the first point to a stinging return on the last, Serena Williams was close to perfect in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded Williams shut out 18th-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain, winning 53 of 71 points and dominating pretty much every statistical category Tuesday night.
In Friday's semifinals, Williams will play 2011 French Open champion Li Na of China. The fifth-seeded Li needed nearly 2½ hours to get past 24th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2.
The quarterfinals on the other half of the draw are today: second-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus against 48th-ranked Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, and 10th-seeded Roberta Vinci against 83rd-ranked Flavia Pennetta.
In men's fourth-round action in the afternoon, top-seeded Novak Djokovic won 45 of 53 service points while eliminating 43rd-ranked Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-0, 6-0. Djokovic, who won the 2011 U.S. Open and lost in last year's final to Andy Murray, reached his 18th consecutive major quarterfinal. Next up is a match against 21st-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia, who was two points from defeat but came back to edge two-time major champion Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 3-6, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5.
NO. 4 CLEMSON HAS BEST AP POLL RANKING IN 25 YEARS: Clemson has surged to its highest ranking in The Associated Press poll in 25 years after the Tigers won the biggest game of the opening weekend of the college football season.
Clemson is No. 4 in the first regular season Top 25, following its 38-35 victory against Georgia. The Tigers received one-first place vote and have their best showing in the poll since Sept. 12, 1988, when they were No. 3.
Alabama remains No. 1 and receives 58 of 60 first-place votes from the media panel after beating Virginia Tech 35-10 to start the season.
No. 2 Oregon and No. 3 Ohio State flip-flop spots from the preseason rankings. The Buckeyes receive one first-place vote.
Notre Dame remained at No. 14, while Northwestern rose three spots to No. 19.
Around the horn
Blue II, the English bulldog mascot who gained national fame during Butler's run to the men's basketball championship games in 2010 and 2011, has died. The university said Tuesday that the 9-year-old dog died Saturday from from congestive heart failure.