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Legion tournaments in the area continue today in Makoti and Garrison, while the Minot Metros begin play at the State Tournament in West Fargo.....

    MINOT, ND - Legion tournaments in the area continue today in Makoti and Garrison, while the Minot Metros begin play at the State Tournament in West Fargo.

American Legion Baseball
 Class AA
    Bismarck Governors 9, Williston Keybirds 1
    Bismarck Governors 8, Williston Keybirds 8

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 Class Junior
  State Tournament - West Fargo
   Play in
    Fargo Post 400 vs Wahpeton, no score reported

  Today's schedule
   First Round
    Grand Forks vs Mandan, 11 am
    Minot Metros vs Fargo Bombers, 1:30 pm
    Bismarck vs Fargo Post 400/Wahpeton winner, 4:30 pm
    West Fargo vs Jamestown, 7 pm

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 Class A
  West Region Tournament - Makoti
   First Round
    Makoti 9, Bottineau 1
    Velva 3, Washburn 0
   Second Round
    Makoti 2, Beulah 0   

  Today's schedule
   Second Round
    Watford City vs Velva, 11 am
   Loser Out
    Washburn vs Beulah, 2 pm
    Bottineau vs Watford City/Velva loser, 5 pm

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 Class B
  West Region Tournament - Garrison
   First Round
    Burlington 5, Hettinger 3
    Renville County 7, Stanley 4
    Surrey 10, Garrison 4
   Second Round
    Burlington 5, Hazen 3

  Today's schedule
   Second Round
    Renville County vs Surrey, 10 am
   Loser Out
    Stanley vs Garrison, 12:30 pm
    Hettinger vs Renville Co/Surrey loser, 3 pm
    Hazen vs Stanley/Garrison winner, 5:30 pm

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     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Anthony Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a fill-in start, Oswaldo Arcia homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday.  Danny Santana scored after two of his three hits for the Twins, and five relievers totaled six strikeouts over four scoreless innings. Glen Perkins finished up in the ninth for his 24th save in 27 tries.
 
     When Kyle Gibson developed a sore back the day before, Swarzak was summoned from the bullpen to replace him in the rotation. He threw 75 pitches, well over the limit the Twins had in mind, but the right-hander allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out three. He was only in trouble once.
 
     Trevor Bauer finished six innings for the 11th time in 14 starts this season for the Indians, but he lost for the first time in five July starts.
 
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     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins have designated right-hander Matt Guerrier for assignment and will recall right-hander Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester to take his place in the bullpen.  The move was made Wednesday. The Twins have 10 days to trade or place Guerrier on unconditional waivers. If he clears waivers, Minnesota can release him.
 
     Guerrier had a 3.86 ERA in 27 appearances, but he gave up four runs in the ninth inning Tuesday. The 35-year-old is third on the club's all-time relief innings list with 488.
 
     Guerrier was one of three former Twins from playoff teams of the previous decade who returned this spring to make the opening day roster, but he was the third to go after Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel.
 
     Pressly will join the team Friday.
 
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     MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The summer of LeBron has quickly turned into the summer of Love. When it ends is anybody's guess.  The Minnesota Timberwolves are weighing their options when it comes to trading All-Star Kevin Love, with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls both trying to land the versatile forward. But any talks are complicated by a league rule that requires a 30-day waiting period to trade any rookie that signs his contract.
 
     If the Cavaliers trade Andrew Wiggins or the Bulls trade Doug McDermott, the deal could not become official until 30 days after each signed his contract. McDermott was signed on Tuesday while Wiggins is expected to sign later this week.  Both teams can negotiate during that window, but cannot officially make a trade.
 
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     EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have waived defensive end Spencer Nealy and signed tight end Mike Higgins.  The move was made Wednesday.
 
     The NFL announced two weeks ago that Nealy will be suspended for the first four games of the season for violating rules against performance-enhancing drugs. He was a member of the practice squad for six weeks last year.
 
     In a statement distributed by the NFL Players Association after the punishment was revealed, Nealy said he took a supplement with a banned stimulant and that he took responsibility for his action.
 
     Higgins, out of NCAA Division II Nebraska Omaha, played for New Orleans in 2011 and 2012.
 
     The Vikings report to training camp today.
 
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     WINONA, Minn. (AP) - A coach says a Winona State University football player who collapsed and died during a workout likely died of a previously undetected heart condition.
 
     Twenty-two-year-old Shawn Afryl died Monday night during a voluntary conditioning workout at the university's Maxwell Field.  His high school football coach, Curtis Tate, says the family was told Afryl died of cardiac arrest because of an enlarged heart. No official cause of death has been released.
 
     The Winona Daily News says Afryl is being remembered as a mature, respected team leader despite having just joined the football program this summer. WSU assistant coach Cameron Keller says Afryl had a big impact in his short time at WSU.
 
     Afryl is from Skokie, Illinois and planned to earn a second degree at WSU to become a special education teacher.
 
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     UNDATED (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays just keep winning. The Rays, who got off to an awful start the first two months of the season, captured their seventh in a row with a 3-0 whitewash of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Rays have won 25 of 36 and are 13-4 in July.
 
     Alex Cobb and two relievers combined on a five-hit shutout. Cobb struck out 10 in his seven innings. He's 6-6. It's the fourth time he has thrown at least seven innings without an earned run this season. Cobb missed 50 games last season with a concussion after being hit by a liner.
 
     That moves the Rays within four games of .500 and within striking distance of the wild card hunt.  The loss drops the Cardinals two and a-half games back of division-leading Milwaukee in the NL Central.
 
     Elsewhere:
 
     - Forty-one-year-old Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game as he retired the first 20 batters in the New York Mets' 3-2 win at Seattle. Colon finally gave up a single to Robinson Cano and improved his overall mark to 9-8 this season and 13-1 all-time at Safeco Field. The rotund right-hander wound up giving up two runs and three hits in 7 1/3 innings.
 
     - Jorge De La Rosa struck out a season-high 11 as he pitched efficiently into the eighth inning and the wobbly Colorado bullpen held off Washington's late rally, helping the Rockies snap a seven-game skid with a 6-4 win over the Nationals. LaTroy Hawkins got out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth to help De La Rosa improve to 11-6. He is 42-14 lifetime at Coors Field.
 
     - Atlanta moved within a game of the NL East-leading Nationals by trouncing Miami 6-1. Freddie Freeman hit a three-run home run, ending a 2-for-44 slump. Ervin Santana improved to 9-6.
 
     - The San Francisco Giants beat the Phillies 3-1 move two games ahead of the L.A. Dodgers in the NL West. Hunter Pence blooped a bases-loaded double off Jonathan Papelbon that drove in all three Giants runs in the top of the ninth. Madison Bumgarner won his 12th game with eight shutout innings.
 
     - Pittsburgh downed the L.A. Dodgers 6-1. Josh Harrison had two hits with two RBIs. His two-run double highlighted a four-run first inning against loser Dan Haren, who fell to 8-8.
 
     - Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Austin Jackson a three-run double and the Detroit Tigers wore out the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-5 in a slugfest at Chase Field. Each team rapped out 13 hits as the Tigers built an early 7-0 lead after four innings against Trevor Cahill, who fell to 1-7.
 
     - Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star ace Yu Darvish, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning.
 
     - The L.A. Angels rallied with two in the eighth and nipped AL East-leading Baltimore 3-2. Kole Calhoun walked with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run. Jered Weaver improved to 11-6 with the win.
 
     - Home Run Derby winner Yoenis Cespedes had a big night. He homered twice and drove in five runs in the Oakland Athletics' 9-7 victory over Houston. He has 16 home runs.
 
     - San Diego downed the Chicago Cubs 8-3. Tommy Medica hit a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth inning. Ian Kennedy pitched six strong innings to improve to 8-9.
 
     - Toronto slapped Boston 6-4. Jose Bautista homered and drove in two runs. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey won for the first time in three starts and improved to 8-10.
 
     - The Reds were just the cure for what ailed Milwaukee.  The Brewers completed a three-game sweep of Cincinnati with a 5-1 victory, after having lost 13 of their previous 16 heading into the series. Mark Reynolds entered the game hitting .199, but had three hits including two home runs and drove in three.  
 
     - Mike Moustakas scored the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning when White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers couldn't handle a throw home, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the White Sox.  Adam Eaton's strong throw beat Moustakas to the plate, but Flowers lost control of the ball when the runner slid into him.
 
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     UNDATED (AP) - The Washington Nationals have placed third baseman/outfielder Ryan Zimmerman on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. He was injured in the sixth inning Tuesday night while running out a grounder. The 29-year-old Zimmerman missed 44 games with a fractured right thumb earlier this season.  The Nationals are 33-19 this year with Zimmerman in the lineup. He's hitting .282 with five homers and 36 RBIs.
 
     In other baseball news:
 
     - San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games after testing positive for an amphetamine. He is batting .247 with one home run and nine RBIs in 62 games this season.
 
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     FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tight end Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play by the New England Patriots. Coach Bill Belichick says the veteran has been cleared after offseason knee surgery. Gronkowski missed the last three regular-season games and both playoff games after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee when he was hit in a game with Cleveland. He underwent surgery in January.
 
     In other NFL news:
 
     - On the eve of training camp, the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with receiver Roddy White. The Falcons announced the four-year extension Thursday. Terms haven't been released.
 
     - Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. A person familiar with the contract said the deal will keep Charles in Kansas City through the 2017 season.
 
     - The Browns have signed rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert, one of their first-round draft picks, to a four-year, $12.8 million contract. Cleveland selected Gilbert with the No. 8 overall pick. He's expected to start on the opposite side from Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden.
 
     - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice is retiring from the NFL after an injury-plagued career that included issues with concussions. Rice missed half of last season with the Seahawks after tearing his ACL against St. Louis.
 
     - Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy.
 
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     UNDATED (AP) - Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers have agreed on a two-year deal shortly before going to arbitration. The 23-year-old Kreider made a deal Wednesday morning with an average salary of $2.475 million moments before the scheduled hearing. He will receive $2.35 million next season and $2.6 million during 2015-16.
 
     In other NHL news:
 
     - The Colorado Avalanche have avoided arbitration with Ryan O'Reilly by signing the forward to a two-year deal. O'Reilly led the team with a career-high 28 goals last season. He also had six game-winners as the Avalanche advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2009-10 under first-year coach Patrick Roy.  Colorado selected O'Reilly in the second round of the 2009 draft.
 

 

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