KHRT ND News – 05/13/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 051321 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A defendant accused of fatally stabbing a man in Mandan last summer has been convicted of manslaughter. A jury in Morton County deliberated about three hours before reaching the verdict Wednesday. The jury found that 48-year-old Arthur Funk was not guilty of murder and negligent homicide. A murder conviction carried a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. The maximum punishment for manslaughter is 10 years in behind bars. Funk was charged in the June 2020 death of 53-year-old Kevin Stockert, of Mandan. Authorities say Stockert was stabbed nine times during a dispute over the return of a car belonging to Stockert’s girlfriend. Funk allegedly had been staying with her and hadn’t returned her car. Funk claimed self-defense.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Officials say one person died in an apartment fire in Bismarck. Firefighters responded to a multi-family apartment building about 6:40 p.m. Tuesday and found heavy smoke and fire coming from a second-floor balcony. Crews began working the fire from the outside, then entered the building to attack it and found an unresponsive person in the apartment where the fire was believed to have started. The victim was pulled from the apartment and was treated by an ambulance crew, but died at the scene. Other tenants evacuated safely, but some residents have been temporarily displaced by the fire damage.
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MINOT, ND – Officials with First District Health Unit say they now have COVID-19 vaccine available for everyone age 12 and older by appointment. The FDA has granted Pfizer vaccine emergency use authorization for 12 to 15-year-olds. Health officials say trials showed the vaccine was 100% effective in this age group and presented no serious safety concerns in adolescents. The vaccine was already authorized for use in people 16 and older.
 
Officials say when scheduling appointments for COVID vaccination of youth, parents should ensure that the vaccine to be given is Pfizer, which is the only brand authorized for anyone under 18 years of age. Two doses of the vaccine are required, at least 21 days apart. Like adults, teens and adolescents are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after the second dose.
 
Most children with COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms, but some children can get severely ill from COVID-19. North Dakota has reported 20 hospitalizations in adolescents ages 12-17, with an increase in cases in recent months. Health officials say vaccinating this age group not only protects the vaccinated child, but their peers, families, and vulnerable adults.
 
Another benefit to vaccination: according to current CDC recommendations, fully vaccinated people who are exposed to a positive case no longer need to quarantine if they are symptom-free. Students who are vaccinated will be able to continue to participate in summer activities, even if they are exposed to an active case of COVID-19.
 
A link to the on-line appointment scheduler and phone numbers for all First District locations can be found on the website at www.fdhu.org.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard’s 957th Engineer Company (Multi-Role Bridge) will conduct field training exercises this week in the Kimball Bottoms area near the Missouri River, south of Bismarck. The N.D. National Guard reminds the public to be aware of the training activities and to use extreme caution when in the area, since there will be increased vehicle and boat traffic during unit training operations. The public’s cooperation and understanding is appreciated.
 
For the safety of the public, the off-road vehicle area known as the Desert, will be closed to the public from 8 AM on Friday, May 14th through 10 AM on Sunday, May 16th. In addition to land training in the area, more than 100 soldiers will conduct boating and bridging operations on the Missouri River. The river will not be closed to the public, but visitors and boaters are asked to use caution while in the area.
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 051321 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum addressed attendees at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference on Wednesday, thanking oil and gas operators for their positive impact and resiliency through the COVID-19 pandemic and challenging the industry to help make North Dakota a carbon-neutral state by the end of the decade. More than 2,500 people registered for the three-day conference, which concludes today at the Bismarck Event Center.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – In a phone call Wednesday with U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Gov. Doug Burgum highlighted opportunities to help meet the nation’s energy needs in a sustainable way through research and development of carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS) technology by the oil and gas, coal and biofuel industries. The discussion came just hours after Burgum, speaking at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, challenged the energy industry to help make North Dakota a carbon-neutral state by the end of the decade, citing several CCUS initiatives being planned or underway.
 
Burgum stressed the importance of innovation over regulation to maintain U.S. energy independence and energy security and to ensure that environmental and social governance (ESG) policies don’t discourage innovation and investment into solutions that will allow for a continued all-of-the-above energy approach that includes coal, oil and gas.
 
Granholm asked Burgum to have their offices work together to plan a visit to North Dakota and strategize on ways to collaborate to advance research and development of CCUS technology as well as hydrogen power technology.
 
“We appreciate the opportunity to share with Secretary Granholm the exciting opportunities to develop and deploy CCUS technology in North Dakota to help ensure the long-term viability of our coal and oil and gas industries, as well as the importance of an all-of-the-above energy approach,” Burgum said.
 
Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford also shared information on exciting projects and synergies taking place in North Dakota, such as ADM’s announcement earlier this week of a planned $350 million soybean crushing plant at Spiritwood, N.D., that will supply soybean oil to Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s renewable diesel refinery in Dickinson.
 
Burgum shared with Granholm that North Dakota is blessed with geology that contains underground storage capacity for an estimated 250 billion tons of carbon dioxide – nearly 50 times the United States’ annual energy-related carbon dioxide output.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) awarded loans for water and sanitary and storm sewer projects to two communities and a water district through the State Revolving Fund Programs in March and April.
 
Northwood received a $7,000,000 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to improve portions of the sanitary sewer system and install a citywide storm sewer system. This will correct drainage issues throughout the city and improve the sanitary sewer system, ensuring the safe transmission of sanitary sewer and stormwater for the residents.
 
Davenport received a $527,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan towards demolishing the existing underground storage reservoir, construction of a new reservoir with a booster pump station, improving the drinking water distribution system, and control upgrades. This project will provide safe storage and supply of water for the residents.
 
North Prairie Regional Water District received a $3,825,000 DWSRF loan to replace 13.5 miles of transmission line from Logan to Velva, rehabilitate the existing booster station and increase storage capacity. The project will provide safe storage and distribution of water.
 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides part of the SRF Programs funding, which offers below-market interest rate loans to political subdivisions for financing projects authorized under the Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act. SRF programs operate nationwide to provide funding to maintain and improve the infrastructure that protects our vital water resources.
 
Loans are awarded to projects that are listed on the NDDEQ project priority list based on project eligibility and ability to repay. Please contact the NDDEQ regarding specific detail on any of the projects mentioned above.
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BISMARCK, ND – The is National Police Week. The Annual Peace Officer Memorial Service will be held today in Bismarck. The Fallen Officers Memorial Parade of law enforcement vehicles, EMS, fire and families of the fallen will begin promptly at 12:40 PM at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Vehicles will pass by the North Dakota Peace Officer Memorial while making their way to the North Dakota State Capitol grounds for the Annual Peace Officer Memorial Service at 1:30 PM.

Nationally, the names of the 394 fallen officers who have been added in 2020 to the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial will be read on today during a Virtual Candlelight Vigil, which will be livestreamed to the public at 7:00 PM CDT. You can watch on the NLEOMF YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNLEOMF.

 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 05/13/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 051321 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Minot State baseball and softball teams begin play at their respective Northern Sun Conference Tournaments today.
The top ten teams in the conference standings made the 2021 NSIC Softball Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota. Minot State (22-20, 15-13 NSIC) is the #8-seed and will play #9 Sioux Falls (21-22, 15-14) at 10 AM today. The Beavers lost their two regular season games in Sioux Falls a couple weeks ago. The double-elimination tournament runs through Saturday.
 
The top eight teams in the final regular-season standings made the 2021 NSIC Baseball Tournament, which will have a two-week format. The tournament will begin on this Thursday and Friday with a best of three-game series hosted by the top four seeds (one 9-inning game Thursday and Friday with a second 9-inning game if necessary on Friday). The four teams that win those series move forward to a four-team double-elimination tournament in Sioux Falls hosted by Augustana University May 19-21. Minot State (24-15, 22-12 NSIC) earned the No. 4 seed and will host the No. 5 seeded Golden Eagles of Minnesota Crookston (23-10, 18-10 NSIC) for a best-of-three series at Corbett Field today and Friday. First pitch today is at 1 PM. Minot State won two out of three games against Minnesota Crookston to finish regular season play this past weekend.
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NSIC HONORS
 
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (MSU) – The Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference has announced the 2021 NSIC Softball All-Conference Teams. Jazmin Karunungan and Jamie Odlum have earned Second-Team Honors. Karunungan and Odlum were two of three statistical leaders for the Minot State softball team that clinched the 8th seed in the NSIC Tournament which begins today. Karunungan was third on the team with a .398 batting average, led the team in stolen bases with 22, and was third on the team in on-base percentage (.409, min 35 games played). Odlum led the team with a .415 batting average, was second on the team in slugging percentage (.561), and was third on the team in RBI with 23.
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ALL-STAR SOFTBALL ROSTERS
 
FARGO, ND – Rosters for the 2021 SCHEELS Softball All-Star Series were released Wednesday. 26 senior student-athletes have been named to teams split into East and West.
 
West Roster
 
Bishop Ryan – Nora Kramer, Sylvie Kramer
Bismarck High – Paige Hanson, Macie Lemar
Bismarck St. Mary’s – Madison Zander
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark – Brooklyn Benno, Brynley Benno
Dickinson – Paige Balliet
Heart River – Jersey Filkowski
Jamestown – Ella Roaldson, Peyton Gall
Mandan – Sydney Gustavsson
Wilton-Wing – Taryn Schurhamer
 
East Roster
 
Barnes County North – Hailey Schaefer
Central Cass – Aubree Lindstrom
Fargo Davies – Jenna Leingang
Fargo North – Ava Kalbrener
Fargo Shanley – Crysta Schanzenbach, Ingrid Otterson
Fargo South – Madelyn Esterby
Hillsboro-Central Valley – Noella Kritzberger
Kindred – Abby McDonald
Northern Cass – Kassie Pachak
Thompson – Mackenzie Hughes
West Fargo – Ashlyn Diemert
West Fargo Sheyenne – Maddie Buchert
 
The SCHEELS Softball All-Star games will be played Monday, June 7th, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm at the Sanford Sports Complex in Bismarck and Tuesday, June 8th, 6 pm at Kost Field in Casselton. The East All-Stars have a 5-2 edge in the all-time series.
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ND SPORTS HALL OF FAME
 
JAMESTOWN, ND – The North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame 2020 Inductee’s will be honored on June 26th in Jamestown. Last year’s ceremony was postponed one year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Jeff Boschee, Whitney Carlson Bruins, Doug Beaudoin, and Mike Peluso will receive the Cliff Cushman Award as they are inducted into the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame, which is located at the Jamestown Civic Center. Cliff Cushman, a Grand Forks native and 1960 Olympian, lost his life in the Vietnam War, however, his legacy and inspiration live on. The itinerary includes an induction banquet, auction, and awards program. The purpose of the North Dakota Sports Hall of Fame is to honor and recognize those individuals who have played a major role in the growth and development of sports in the state of North Dakota.
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TWINS-WHITE SOX
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Rookie Andrew Vaughn hit his first career home run, Yasmani Grandal connected for the second straight day and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 13-8 for their fifth win in a row. José Abreu drove in three runs and Billy Hamilton matched his career high with four hits and also scored three times. The White Sox have won six of seven, boosting the best record in the majors to 21-13. Nelson Cruz hit his ninth homer for the Twins, who have dropped three straight and seven of eight. Josh Donaldson drove in three runs.
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WILD-BLUES
 
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Ville Husso stopped 31 shots for his first career shutout and David Perron had a goal and two assists in the St. Louis Blues’ 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night. Torey Krug, Ivan Barbashev and Jaden Schwartz also scored. The Blues have won two in a row and seven of 11. After winning four of its previous five, Minnesota was locked into the third spot in the West Division with the loss. St. Louis had already nailed down the fourth spot. The teams will finish the regular season Thursday night in St. Louis.
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UNITED-WHITECAPS
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Ramón Ábila scored his first MLS goal and Minnesota United beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 on Wednesday night for their first victory of the season. At 1-4-0, Minnesota avoided becoming the second MLS team since 2013 to lose its first five matches of a season. Ábila scored in the 72nd minute on a glancing header of Robin Lod’s cross. Minnesota goalkeeper Tyler Miller made five saves. Maxime Crépeau made three saves for Vancouver. The Whitecaps are 2-2-1.
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NFL SCHEDULE-VIKINGS
 
MINNEAPOLIS – The NFL released their 2021 schedule on Wednesday. The Minnesota Vikings begin the year with two road games. They will open the season at Cincinnati on September 12th and then travel to Arizona in week two on September 19th. The Vikings home opener will be September 26th against the Seattle Seahawks. Former assistant Kevin Stefanski and the Cleveland Browns come to Minneapolis to battle Mike Zimmer and the Vikings in week four on October 3rd. The division rivalry games against Green Bay are late in the season. The Pakers come to Minnesota on November 21st and then go to Lambeau Field on January 2nd. The Vikings finish the 17-game schedule by hosting the Chicago Bears on January 9th.
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VIKINGS-BURNS OBIT
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Jerry Burns has died at 94. Burns took over in a time of turmoil and led the team to three playoff berths in six seasons. He helped Green Bay win the first two Super Bowls as defensive backs coach. Then he joined Vikings coach Bud Grant as Minnesota’s offensive coordinator in 1968. He held the position until 1985 and became head coach in 1986. Burns had a 55-46 record, including 3-3 in the postseason. He retired after the 1991 season. He was an astute strategist on the field and a colorful character off of it.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Mets made it seven straight wins by roughing up an ex-Met in a 7-1 thumping of the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Matt Harvey gave up the seven runs on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, giving up hits to the first four batters in the second inning to fall behind 3-0. Fans were more polite to Harvey than the Mets as he received three standing ovations. Kevin Pillar laced a two-run triple and Dominic Smith went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Winning pitcher Taijuan Walker lowered his ERA to 2.20 by limiting Baltimore to a run and four hits over seven innings. The NL East leaders are on their longest winning streak since an eight-game run in August 2019.

 
Elsewhere in the Majors:
 
– Teoscar Hernandez homered twice and drove in three runs as the Blue Jays downed the Braves, 4-1. Hyun-Jin Ryu gave up five hits, struck out six and walked one over seven innings to help Toronto improve to 5-0 versus Atlanta this season.
 
– The Phillies have their first road winning streak of the season after Rhys Hoskins poked a go-ahead single in the 10th inning of their 5-2 win over the Nationals. Philadelphia was two out from a loss until Odubel Herrera’s home run.
 
– Jose Altuve and Yuli Guriel blasted first-inning homers before the Astros finished with five longballs in a 9-1 pounding of the Angels. Houston starter Jose Urquidy allowed two hits and struck out four in 3 2/3 innings before leaving with posterior shoulder discomfort.
 
– James Kaprielian got the victory in his first major league start with five innings of one-run ball as the Athletics beat the Red Sox, 4-1. Oakland pounded out seven hits and four runs against Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez, including Matt Olson’s homer.
 
– Gerrit Cole is 5-1 after striking out 12 while holding the Rays to four hits over eight stellar innings of the Yankees’ 1-0 victory. Aaron Hicks hit a sacrifice fly and Aaron Judge had three of New York’s six hits.
 
– Rookie Andrew Vaughn launched his first career home run and Yasmani Grandal connected for the second straight day as the White Sox coasted to their fifth consecutive win, 13-8 over the Twins. Jose Abreu drove in three runs and Billy Hamilton matched his career high with four hits and also scored three times for the winners.
 
– Miguel Cabrera drove in two runs and Casey Mize gave up just three hits over six innings as the Tigers handed the Royals their 10th straight loss, 3-2. Cabrera’s two run-scoring singles give him 2,878 RBIs, one more than Omar Vizquel for the most among Venezuelan players.
 
– The Indians pulled out a 2-1 win over the Cubs on Amed Rosario’s bases-loaded single in the bottom of the 10th. Rosario also doubled home the Indians’ first run in the sixth inning before giving Cleveland a sweep of the two-game series.
 
– Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez combined to drive in four runs in the 10th inning of the Reds’ 5-1 downing of the Pirates. The
Cincinnati bullpen struck out nine over 5 1/3 hitless innings in relief of Sonny Gray.
 
– Travis Shaw furnished a tiebreaking double and Avisail Garcia added a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Brewers defeated the Cardinals, 4-1. St. Louis was about to escape the eighth tied 1-1, but a wild pitch on an inning-ending strikeout prolonged the inning and ended the Redbirds’ four-game winning streak.
 
– Julio Urias pitched seven innings of two-hit ball and Matt Beaty drove in three runs as the Dodgers dumped the Mariners, 7-1. Max Muncy homered for the second straight game to help the defending World Series champs win consecutive games for the first time in 25 days.
 
– The Padres took the opener of their doubleheader in Colorado as Victor Caratini unloaded a grand slam in the sixth inning of a 5-3 victory over the Rockies. San Diego managed just three singles before Caratini broke a 1-1 tie.
 
– Josh Fuentes launched a two-run homer before supplying a walk-off single in the 10th to give the Rockies a 3-2 victory and a split of their twinbill with the Padres. San Diego had three players thrown out on the basepaths during extra innings.
 
– The Marlins knocked off the Diamondbacks, 3-2 as Cody Poteet won his major league debut and Jesus Aguilar homered for a third straight game. The 26-year-old Poteet gave up a first-inning run but was reached for just four hits over five innings.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – James Harden returned to the court and helped the Brooklyn Nets stay in the hunt for a possible No. 1 seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs. Harden provided 18 points and 11 assists as the Nets earned a 128-116 win over the Spurs. He came off the bench in an NBA game for the first time since winning the league’s Sixth Man award for Oklahoma City in 2011-12. He also had seven rebounds after the longest layoff of his career, missing more than a month with a strained right hamstring. Landry Shamet scored 21 points and Nicolas Claxton had a career-high 18 for the Nets, who have won three straight since a four-game skid to pull within 1 1/2 games of the 76ers for the Eastern Conference lead.

 
Checking out Wednesday’s other NBA action:
 
– Damian Lillard scored 30 points and CJ McCollum added 26 to lead the Trail Blazers to their fifth consecutive win, 105-98 over the Jazz. Carmelo Anthony added 18 points as Portland remained in a fifth-place tie with Dallas in the West. Jordan Clarkson scored 29 points for Utah, which dropped its second straight and saw its lead in the West trimmed to 1 1/2 games over Phoenix.
 
– The Hawks clinched their first playoff berth since 2017 and took over the fourth seed in the East with a 120-116 win over the Wizards. Trae Young scored 33 points and John Collins hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24.4 seconds remaining. Russell Westbrook scored 34 points and dished out 15 assists for the Wizards, who were up 100-87.
 
– Luka Doncic scored 33 points and the Mavericks took a major step toward avoiding the play-in tournament by whipping the Pelicans, 125-107. Kristaps Porzingis added 19 points in his return from injury, helping Dallas eliminate New Orleans from postseason contention.
 
– Kyle Kuzma’s driving layup with 6.9 seconds remaining gave the Lakers a 124-122 victory over the Rockets. Los Angeles had a 121-113 lead with 2:57 remaining, but Houston scored nine straight points to go up by one in the final minute. Talen Horton-Tucker had 23 points for the defending champs, who have slim hopes of avoiding the play-in tournament.
 
– Kevin Love nailed six 3-pointers and scored a season-high 30 points as the Cavaliers topped the Celtics, 102-94 to end an 11-game losing streak. Collin Sexton added 28 points and Love grabbed 14 boards in the win. Jayson Tatum had a team-high 29 points in Boston’s eighth loss in 11 games.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The NHL’s West Division title is going down to the wire. The Vegas Golden Knights lead the division by two points over Colorado, but the Avalanche own the tiebreaker and have a game in hand. Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 67th career shutout and the Golden Knights finished the regular season with a 6-0 rout of the Sharks. Alex Pietrangelo and Keegan Kolesar scored in the first period and Dylan Sikura added a pair of third-period goals. Fleury faced just 17 shots as the Knights completed a sweep of the eight-game season series.

 
The Avs also rolled to a 6-0 romp over the Kings as J.T. Compher recorded his first career hat trick. Philipp Grubauer made 18 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and 18th of his career. Mikko Rantanen collected three assists for the Avalanche, who will win the division if they beat the Kings again on Thursday.
 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– Ville Husso stopped 31 shots for his first career shutout and David Perron had a goal and two assists in the Blues’ 4-0 victory over the Wild on Wednesday night. Torey Krug, Ivan Barbashev and Jaden Schwartz also scored as St. Louis won for the seventh time in its last 11 games. Cam Talbot absorbed the first regulation loss in his last eight road decisions.
 
– Josh Norris scored just nine seconds into overtime to lift the Senators past the Maple Leafs, 4-3. Parker Kelly scored in his NHL debut for Ottawa, and Connor Brown netted his league-leading fifth short-handed goal. Auston Matthews notched his league-best 41st goal for the North Division champs, and Frederik Andersen made 24 saves in his return following an eight-week injury absence.
 
– Dominik Kahun scored 27 seconds into overtime, giving the Oilers a 4-3 win over the Habs in Montreal. Leon Draisaitl, Alex Chaisson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored to support Mike Smith’s 26-save performance. Connor McDavid had two assists to push his NHL-leading points total to 104 in 55 games.
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NFL-2021 SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will begin their Super Bowl title defense when they kick off the 2021 season against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday, Sept. 9. The game could see the return of Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 5 of last season. The Cowboys have missed the playoffs the past two seasons.

 
Other highlights from opening weekend include Matthew Stafford playing his first game for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night against the Chicago Bears with SoFi Stadium welcoming fans for the first time. Most teams are expected to be at full capacity following a season played before limited crowds because of COVID-19. The Las Vegas Raiders host the Baltimore Ravens in the first Monday night game.
 
The NFL also announced it will return to London in October for its first games in the city since the outbreak of the coronavirus. The Atlanta Falcons will play the New York Jets on Oct. 10, and the Jacksonville Jaguars face the Miami Dolphins a week later. The NFL says it is ready to return to London following a successful rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in Britain.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The virus-depleted San Diego Padres have made a series of moves to prop up a lineup that is missing outfielder Wil Myers and shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. after they tested positive for the coronavirus. Myers was added to the injured list Wednesday. Joining him was first baseman Eric Hosmer, who is out for contact tracing. To take their place, the Padres recalled utilityman Brian O’Grady from Triple-A El Paso and selected the contract of outfielder Patrick Kivlehan.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Diamondbacks have placed starting pitcher Zac Gallen and first baseman Christian Walker on the 10-day injured list. Gallen has a sprained right ulnar collateral ligament, which is the ligament replaced in Tommy John surgery. Walker has a sore right oblique, an injury similar to the one that put him on the IL earlier this season.
 
– Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was kept out of Wednesday night’s starting lineup at Tampa Bay as a precaution as the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among the team’s coaching and support staff reached seven. Manager Aaron Boone said he hoped to have an update on Torres after the game.
 
– Dodgers backup third baseman Edwin Rios will miss the rest of the season after surgery on his right shoulder. Los Angeles also shut down top pitching prospect Josiah Gray due to a right shoulder impingement.
 
– Braves right-hander Mike Soroka has experienced a setback in his recovery from surgery to repair his torn right Achilles tendon. He will have a follow-up procedure next week.
 
– Brewers ace Corbin Burnes says he tested positive for the coronavirus last month but remained asymptomatic throughout his stint on the injured list. Burnes is expected to start Thursday against the Cardinals in his first appearance since April 26.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Pistons have agreed to a contract extension with coach Dwane Casey through the 2023-24 season. Casey is wrapping up his third season with the rebuilding Pistons, who at 20-50 have the second-worst record in the NBA. He has managed to cultivate young talent, including rookies Saddiq Bey and Isaiah Stewart.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Victor Oladipo’s season is over, and the two-time All-Star and former All-NBA selection may be looking at another long rehabilitation before he can return to the court. The Heat say Oladipo has elected to have surgery on his right quadriceps tendon. There is no timetable for recovery, but such a surgery typically comes with a rehab time of several months.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Rangers’ house cleaning has continued with the firing of head coach David Quinn and three assistants. The move is the first major one from new general manager Chris Drury, who took over last week after the organization fired popular president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton. In three years, Quinn posted a 96-87-25 record in rebuilding the Rangers with a much younger team that included No. 1 overall pick Alexis Lafreniere this past season. The Blueshirts remained in the postseason picture this year until back-to-back losses to the Islanders ignited a five-game skid.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams disputes there is a disconnect between the team and Jack Eichel on how to treat a herniated disk that has sidelined the captain since March. Adams says both sides have been in constant communication in regard to the injury and had agreed to wait until early June to determine how to proceed. Adams says Eichel has not requested a trade.
 
– The expansion Seattle Kraken signed the first player in franchise history today after agreeing to terms with free agent center Luke Henman on a three-year entry level contract. The 21-year-old currently plays for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 05/12/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 051221 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today addressed attendees at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, thanking oil and gas operators for their positive impact and resiliency through the COVID-19 pandemic and challenging the industry to help make North Dakota a carbon-neutral state by the end of the decade.
 
Burgum highlighted the promise of carbon capture, storage and utilization (CCUS) initiatives such as Project Tundra; the use of injected carbon dioxide for enhanced oil recovery; efforts to store carbon from ethanol plants in underground formations in North Dakota; best management practices in agriculture to store carbon in soil and rangeland; and other innovative projects and practices that can help North Dakota reach carbon-neutral status by 2030.
 
Burgum said North Dakota hit the “geologic jackpot” with storage capacity for 250 billion tons of carbon dioxide – nearly 50 times the United States’ annual energy-related carbon dioxide output. He noted out-of-state ethanol companies have already expressed interest in storing CO2 in North Dakota.
 
“Of the states, North Dakota is among the best positioned to help our country and our world transition in an economically feasible way to a carbon-constrained future while providing reliable, resilient and affordable energy,” Burgum said, adding a longer-term goal would be to create a vision for how North Dakota could become the nation’s first carbon-negative state. “We won’t achieve this goal with federal mandates or state regulations. The only way we’ll achieve this goal is through innovation.”
 
Burgum credited the oil and gas industry for contributing to North Dakota’s growth over the last decade, as the state grew by 106,503 residents to a record population of 779,094, with the nation’s fourth-highest growth rate at 15.9%. The governor thanked the industry for its resiliency through the COVID-19 pandemic and the oil price collapse that preceded it, noting that North Dakota’s daily oil production has stayed at over 1 million barrels a day since July 2020 and the state remains the nation’s No. 2 oil producer.
 
“We’re deeply grateful to those operators who continue to invest in production and infrastructure that will keep our state well-positioned for future growth,” Burgum said.
 
More than 2,500 people have registered for the three-day conference, which began Tuesday at the Bismarck Event Center and is co-hosted by the North Dakota Geologic Survey and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A group of lawmakers will return to the North Dakota Capitol next week to decide study topics that may result in legislation for the 2023 session. The Legislative Management committee is a 17-member panel of lawmakers that supervises business between sessions. The panel will meet May 19 to select the topics the Legislature will study during the next 18 months. Legislative Management also will choose a legislative committee that will study redistricting plans this summer. The redistricting plan is one of a dozen mandatory studies from legislation passed before adjournment. Another 72 studies are considered optional.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Fire has caused extensive damage at a strip mall in Fargo. Authorities say the three-alarm fire broke out in Bodyworks Physical Therapy Tuesday afternoon and spread to Gigi’s Playhouse which serves individuals with Down syndrome. Fire officials say a firewall between Gigi’s and another business slowed the fire from spreading further. Damage beyond the firewall was limited to a mechanical room. Authorities say the blaze burned through the roof at the two businesses and caused heavy water damage elsewhere. Crews from West Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota were also called to the fire. One firefighter suffered a minor injury, but no civilians were hurt.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) will host a live virtual “Ask a Doctor” Town Hall event at 2:30 p.m. CT on Friday, May 7, with doctors from across the state to discuss the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
 
Doctors sceduled to participate include:
 
Joan Connell, MD, UND Center for Family Medicine, Bismarck
Casmiar Ngwaigwe, MD, Trinity Health, Minot
Stephanie Foughty, MD, Altru Health System, Devils Lake
Amy Oksa, MD, Sanford Health, Dickinson
A. Marc Nielsen, MD, Altru Health System, Grand Forks
David Field, MD, Sanford Health, Bismarck
James Buhr, MD, Retired, Valley City
 
Members of the public can view the “Ask a Doctor” Town Hall event live Friday at http://health.nd.gov/covidtownhall and submit questions to the doctors live during the “Q & A” panel on Microsoft Teams. Advance registration is not required to attend.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – MDU Resources Group, Inc. through the MDU Resources Foundation has awarded a $70,000 grant to Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons to equip its Mobile STEM Center. The Mobile STEM Center is a branded cargo van that provides an innovative solution to delivering science, technology, engineering and mathematics-based (STEM) programing to girls throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and adjoining counties in Minnesota and Iowa.
 
The MDU Resources grant will fund state-of-the-art equipment such as tablets, lab tools and telescopes, that are necessary to provide STEM programing to girls across the region. Project curriculum is aligned with the National Girl Scout Program Portfolio including engineering, space science, cybersecurity, robotics, coding, and other research-based projects to ignite interest in STEM careers.
 
“We are proud to support Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons’ Mobile STEM Center,” said David L. Goodin, president and CEO of MDU Resources Group. “We have a number of women who fill critical roles in STEM-related jobs at our company, and we want to encourage more young women to pursue these types of careers. The GSDH Mobile STEM Center will give girls across the region the opportunity to explore fields that are relevant and important to our company’s and our country’s future.”
 
Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons will premier the Mobile STEM Center beginning May 2021. The council will work in partnership with volunteers to transform the way STEM programming is delivered and provide greater accessibility and state-of-the-art technology for K-12th grade Girl Scout members.
 
“We are committed to providing girls a place to explore their interests and deepen their understanding of STEM and the opportunities it opens them to now, and as they explore their future path in the workforce,” said Marla Meyer, CEO of Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons. “Our partnership on the Mobile STEM Center allows us to bring engaging STEM programming to our Girl Scouts right in their community, breaking down access barriers and positioning them for success.”
 
The MDU Resources Foundation is funded annually by contributions from MDU Resources companies and supports qualified organizations that enhance the quality of life in areas where MDU Resources companies operate. Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons serves the same region in which a number of MDU Resources companies operate, including Knife River Corporation, Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and WBI Energy Inc.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 051221 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The judge handling the case of a man accused of killing four people at a Mandan property management business has denied a request by more defense attorneys to quit the case. But Judge David Reich gave the attorneys more time to prepare by pushing trial back to August. Chad Isaak is accused of killing a co-owner and three employees of RJR Maintenance and Management in 2019. Robert Quick was allowed to withdraw as lead defense attorney after Isaak filed a disciplinary complaint against him. Several attorneys hired by Quick as secondary counsel also asked to withdraw on Monday. Reich rejected that, saying the attorneys should have expected they might take over the case because they entered their appearances as co-counsel.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will deliver opening remarks today on the second day of the three-day Williston Basin Petroleum Conference at the Bismarck Event Center. The governor will address the recent challenges faced by the oil and gas industry and exciting opportunities for the future of energy development in North Dakota. The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is the largest conference and trade show in the nation focused on the Bakken, Three Forks and Williston Basin. We’re proud to bring together some of leading experts on breakthrough technologies, energy markets, potential untapped formations, the regulatory environment, and more. Over the last 28 years, the WBPC has become a “who’s who” of industry experts and leadership in the Bakken.
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UNDATED – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced over $1-million in Brownfields cleanup grants to entities in North Dakota. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will receive $500,000; Dakota College at Bottineau will receive $358,500; and the City of Mandan will receive $300,000.
 
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians will use the EPA grant funds to clean up eight buildings in the San Haven complex. The Tribe plans to redevelop the San Haven site as new housing and an RV Park and Campground.
 
Dakota College at Bottineau will use the EPA Brownfields grant to remove lead, asbestos and other inorganic contaminants and metals at the Old Main and Milligan Hall buildings. The college intends to renovate the buildings to accommodate student activities, including the reuse of the Old Main building into modern facilities for the College’s growing nursing programs and a new Center for Rural Health Education.
 
EPA has selected the City of Mandan for a Brownfields assessment grant, which will be used to inventory and prioritize sites and conduct up to 16 environmental site assessments at properties where potential contamination is an obstacle to redevelopment.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot Police Department is once again partnering with the American Automobile Association (AAA) to bring the “I Got Caught” summer safety campaign to the Magic City. While on patrol this summer, officers of the Minot Police Department will be looking for kids wearing helmets. If caught, a child may find themselves making a trip to a local Dairy Queen restaurant. As part of AAA’s “I Got Caught” campaign, as many as 12,000 North Dakota youth will be issued a “citation” for a free small DQ cone for wearing a helmet while biking, skateboarding or in-line skating. Last year, approximately 1000 citations were issued in Minot alone.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 05/12/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 051221 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot High girl’s soccer team secured a State Tournament birth and improved to 9-0 yesterday. Meanwhile the Minot High girl’s tennis (12-1) team suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of unbeaten Mandan (9-0).
 
High School Girls Soccer
 
Minot 5, Bismarck High 1
Mandan 6, Bismarck Century 1
Bismarck Legacy 5, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
 
High School Girls Tennis
Mandan 7, Minot 2
Bismarck Century 8, Jamestown 1
Bismarck Legacy 6, Dickinson 3
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
Minot 10, Mandan 0
Minot 10, Mandan 8
 
Williston 12, Watford City 2
Williston 10, Watford City 0
 
Bismarck Legacy 12, Bismarck Century 2
Bismarck Legacy 5, Bismarck Century 3
 
Mandan 4, Jamestown 1
Mandan 5, Jamestown 2
 
Dickinson 8, Bismarck High 4
Dickinson 13, Bismarck High 2
 
Class B
 
Bishop Ryan 16, Central McLean 4
Bishop Ryan 15, Central McLean 5
 
Renville County 10, Des Lacs-Burlington 0
Renville County 4, Des Lacs-Burlngton 3
 
Velva-Drake/Anamoose 15, Garrison 2
 
Lewis & Clark-Parshall 13, Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 1
 
Ray 11, Stanley 3
 
Rugby 3, Northern Lights 2
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
Minot 6, Bismarck Legacy 3
Minot 15, Bismarck Legacy 1
 
Williston 22, Turtle Mountain 1
Williston 19, Turtle Mountain 2
 
Mandan 29, Watford City 12
Mandan 18, Watford City 4
 
Bismarck High 7, Jamestown 2
Bismarck High 3, Jamestown 2
 
Bismarck Century 8, Dickinson 3
Dickinson 12, Bismarck Century 2
 
Class B
 
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 7, Velva-Drake/Anamoose 4
 
Glenburn 14, Tioga 10
 
Harvey-Wells County 12, Washburn 0
 
Central McLean 7, Heart River 0
 
Beulah 8, Wilton-Wing 0
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
Mandan Invite – Prairie West Golf Course
1. Minot, 303
2. Bismarck Century, 320
3. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 325
4. Mandan, 330
5. Williston, 332
6. Dickinson, 332
7. Bismarck Legacy, 332
8. Bismarck High, 332
9. Jamestown, 333
 
Medalist: Logan Schoepp of Bismarck Century, 74
 
Class B
 
Westhope Invite
1. Glenburn, 340
2. Bottineau, 372
3. South Prairie, 381
4. Westhope-Newburg, 391
5. Our Redeemer’s, 408
 
Medalist: Jordan Anderson of Glenburn, 75
 
Tioga Invite
1. Des Lacs-Burlington, 348
2. Stanley, 367
3. DLB Red, 419
4. Divide County, 421
5. Kenmare, 434
6. Lewis & Clark, 443
7. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 445
8. Tioga, 499
 
Medalist: Tanner LaFountain of Des Lacs-Burlington, 86
 
High School Boys Track & Field
Class A
 
Bismarck Public Schools Triangular
1. Bismarck High, 231.5
2. Bismarck Legacy, 204
3. Bismarck Century, 170.5
 
High School Girls Track & Field
Class A
 
Bismarck Public Schools Triangular
1. Bismarck Century, 235.5
2. Bismarck High, 205
3. Bismarck Legacy, 104.5
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TWINS-WHITE SOX
 
CHICAGO (AP) – José Abreu hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth inning and the Chicago White Sox won their fourth straight, 9-3 over the Minnesota Twins. Abreu went deep to left center on the first pitch he saw from Jorge Alcala for his seventh homer. He narrowly missed another one in the third when Max Kepler reached over the right-center wall to catch Abreu’s drive. The AL MVP had two hits and scored three runs. Yasmani Grandal lofted a three-run homer in the second for first-place Chicago. It was just the sixth multi-homer game for the White Sox. Jorge Polanco homered for Minnesota.

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TIMBERWOLVES-PISTONS
DETROIT (AP) – Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points and Anthony Edwards added 22 as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Detroit Pistons 119-100 in a game with significant lottery implications. Minnesota’s second straight win was its 22nd in 69 games, while the Pistons dropped to 20-50. The Houston Rockets (16-53) are the only team with fewer wins than Detroit. There are three teams – the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Orlando Magic and the Cleveland Cavaliers – with 21 wins.Ricky Rubio added 19 points for Minnesota while DeAngelo Russell had 15 points and 10 assists.Saddiq Bey had 21 points and Saben Lee added 20 for Detroit, which lost for the 10th time in 12 games.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Athletics have won a matchup of AL division leaders. Chris Bassitt struck out a season-high 10 over seven innings of their 3-2 victory in Boston. The game was tied, 1-1 until Matt Chapman and Elvis Andrus (AN’-droos) poked RBI singles for the A’s in the seventh. Rafael Devers homered for the Red Sox, who have lost two straight since winning four in a row.

 
In other Major League action:
 
– The Yankees beat Tampa Bay for just the second time in seven games this season as Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez homered in a 3-1 decision over the Rays. Jordan Montgomery gave up one run, two hits, walked one and tied a career high with nine strikeouts.
 
– Jose Abreu smacked a tiebreaking two-run homer in the sixth inning of the White Sox’ fourth win in a row, 9-3 over the Twins. Yasmani Grandal lofted a three-run homer in the second for the AL West leaders.
 
– The Tigers coughed up a 7-0 lead before Robbie Grossman singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to give Detroit an 8-7 win against the Twins. Grossman’s career-high fifth RBI sent the Royals to their ninth straight loss.
 
– Yuli Gurriel smacked a two-run homer while the Astros scored four times in the eighth inning to beat the Angels, 5-1. Houston broke out after Shohei Ohtani held the Astros to one run and four hits with 10 strikeouts over seven innings.
 
– Shane Bieber pitched out of some early trouble and Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer, sending the Indians to a 3-2 win over the Cubs. Bieber struck out eight and has now fanned at least that many in 20 consecutive starts, extending his own major league record.
 
– The Rangers dropped a 4-2 decision to the Giants in San Francisco to fall to 0-5 in interleague play. Logan Webb tied a career high with 10 strikeouts over six innings to help the NL West leaders complete a two-game sweep.
 
– Patrick Mazeika got his second walk-off RBI in four career games with a fielder’s choice grounder in the ninth inning to lift the Mets to their sixth straight win, 3-2 versus the Orioles. Baltimore led 2-1 entering the ninth after John Means outdueled Marcus Stroman in his first start since throwing a no-hitter last week.
 
– Vladimir Guerrero homered and drove in three runs for the Blue Jays in a 5-3 verdict over the Braves. Guerrero had three hits, including a tying single in a three-run eighth.
 
– Bryce Harper treated heckling fans to a long home run in the first inning while setting the tone in the Phillies’ 6-2 downing of the Nationals in Washington. Andrew Knapp capped a three-run eighth with a two-run, bases-loaded single.
 
– Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered off Brad Boxberger in the 11th inning to power the Cardinals to their fourth straight win, 6-1 against the Brewers. Goldschmidt provided the tiebreaking, two-run blast and O’Neill added a three-run shot in the Redbirds’ 10th win in 12 games, keeping them tied with San Francisco for the NL’s best record.
 
– Gavin Lux belted a dramatic three-run homer in the eighth inning to push the Dodgers past the Mariners, 6-4. Corey Seager had a two-run single in the seventh for the Dodgers, and Max Muncy hit an early homer after they fell behind, 4-1.
 
– Manny Machado homered and tripled to drive in five runs and highlight the Padres’ 8-1 assault on the Rockies. San Diego weathered the early departure of Wil Myers, who crashed into the right field wall in the first inning while catching Garrett Hampson’s deep fly ball.
 
– The Diamondbacks clobbered the Marlins, 11-3 as Madison Bumgarner threw seven shutout innings on just 84 pitches. Asdrubal Cabrera had four hits, including a three-run homer that helped the Diamondbacks win their second straight since a six-game losing streak.
 
– Troy Stokes Jr. drove in runs with each of his first two major league hits as the Pirates beat the Reds for the first time in nine tries since last season, 7-2. JT Brubaker allowed one run on five hits to win for the first time in his last four starts.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers were unable to clinch the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. They now lead the East by two games over Brooklyn with three games remaining. The Sixers’ season-high, eight-game winning streak is over after Domantas Sabonis had his ninth triple-double of the season and Caris LeVert added 24 points to help Indiana rally past Philadelphia 103-94. Sabonis finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists as Indiana won for the third time in four games and clinched a spot in the play-in round. Tobias Harris scored 27 points and Ben Simmons finished with 23 as Joel Embiid sat out with a non-COVID-19 related illness.

 
Kevin Durant’s 21 points and eight assists carried the Nets to a 115-107 win over the Bulls. Joe Harris added 17 points and Bruce Brown had 15 as Brooklyn won its second straight after a four-game slide. Chicago wasted Zach LaVine’s 41 points, ended a three-game winning streak and fell three games behind idle Washington for the final spot in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament.
 
The Bucks kept up their chase of the No. 2 seed in the East with a 114-102 victory over the Magic. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points and Milwaukee stayed a game behind the Nets while maintaining the tiebreaker over Brooklyn. Donte DiVincenzo added 19 points, Brook Lopez 17 and Jrue Holiday 15 to help the Bucks bounce back from Monday’s 146-125 loss at San Antonio.
 
Checking out Tuesday’s other NBA action:
 
– Nikola Jokic delivered 30 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as the Nuggets got past the Hornets, 117-112 to end a two-game skid. Michael Porter also finished with 30 points and nailed six 3-pointers for Denver. The Nuggets withstood Charlotte’s furious late rally led by Devonte Graham, who hit five 3-pointers while scoring 19 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter.
 
– The Clippers cruised to a 115-96 win over the Raptors as Kawhi Leonard scored 20 points and Paul George added 16 to help them stay one game ahead of Denver for the No. 3 seed in the West. Terance Mann also scored 20 points and Ivica Zubac had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers. The Clippers never trailed after Marcus Morris opened the scoring with a 3-pointer.
 
– Talen Horton-Tucker made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 21.1 seconds remaining in overtime, sending the Lakers past the Knicks, 101-99. Kyle Kuzma had a team-high 23 points and Anthony Davis scored 20 as the Lakers moved one game behind Portland and Dallas for the sixth seed in the West. Julius Randle had 31 points and Derrick Rose 27 for the Knicks, who were attempting to clinch their first postseason berth since 2013.
 
– The Heat clinched a playoff spot and locked the Celtics into the play-in tournament with a 129-121 victory against Boston. Tyler Herro provided 24 points for Miami, which moved into a tie with Atlanta for the fifth seed in the East. Bam Adebayo and Duncan Robinson each scored 22 points to help the Heat beat the Celts for the second time in three days.
 
– Ja Morant had 24 points, eight assists and seven rebounds as the Grizzlies crushed the Mavericks 133-104. Dillon Brooks added 22 points and John Konchar had a season-high 18 for the Grizzlies, who outscored Dallas by 11 in the third quarter to take control. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Mavericks with 19 points, while Willie Cauley-Stein finished with a season-high 16 points.
 
– The Warriors pulled out a 122-106 win over the Suns as Jordan Poole hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:43 left and Andrew Wiggins finished with 38 points. Draymond Green notched his sixth triple-double of the season and 29th of his career with 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds as the Warriors beat a top-2 seed in the West for the second straight day. Stephen Curry contributed 21 points to the win.
 
– Terence Davis matched his season-high with 27 points and Buddy Hield had 21 as the Kings topped the Thunder, 122-106 to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Delon Wright added 21 points and eight assists for Sacramento.
 
– Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points and Anthony Edwards added 22 as the Timberwolves beat the Pistons, 119-100. Ricky Rubio chipped in 19 points for Minnesota while DeAngelo Russell added 15 with 10 assists.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Washington Capitals have won a preview of their Stanley Cup first-round series with the Boston Bruins. Michael Raffl scored from a tight angle with 1.8 seconds remaining to give the Caps a 2-1 victory over the B’s. Carl Hagelin also scored and Vitek Vanecek stopped 25 shots for Washington in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Capitals also welcomed back forwards Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom from lower-body injuries. Curtis Lazar scored for the Bruins, who played largely a reserve squad.

 
In Tuesday’s other NHL game, Blake Wheeler had two goals and two assists as the Jets beat the Canucks, 5-0 to clinch third place in the North Division. Connor Hellebuyck stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout of the season and 24th of the season. Kyle Connor had a goal and two assists, Mark Scheifele added a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Mets ace Jacob deGrom has resumed playing catch and plans to evaluate his mechanics after New York placed him on the 10-day injured list Tuesday with tightness in his right side. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner was pulled before the sixth inning of Sunday’s 4-2 win over Arizona, his first appearance after skipping a start due to discomfort in his right lat muscle. The 32-year-old got an MRI on Sunday night that showed no structural damage. DeGrom is 3-2 with a Major League-best 0.68 ERA along with 65 strikeouts in 40 innings.

 
Elsewhere in baseball:
 
– Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on the injured list, along with two teammates. Tatis leads the Padres with nine homers and 23 runs. Utilitymen Jurickson Profar and Jorge Mateo were added to San Diego’s injured list for contact tracing protocols.
 
– All-Star second baseman Jeff McNeil was pulled from the New York Mets’ game against Baltimore on Tuesday night with body cramps after trying to stretch a single into a double. McNeil lined his second hit of the game off starter John Means with two outs in the third inning and tried to beat center fielder Cedric Mullins’ throw to second. He slowed down about halfway between first and second and was out by several steps.
 
– Brewers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has retired in his 13th Major League season. The 34-year-old right-hander went 95-91 with a 4.07 ERA during a career that included two All-Star Game appearances with the Nationals. He threw the first no-hitter in Nationals’ history in 2014.
 
– Major league home run champion Luke Voit was activated from the 10-day injured list by the Yankees. The 30-year-old had surgery March 29 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Voit batted .277 last season with 22 homers and 52 RBIs in 213 at-bats over 56 games.
 
– Yankees third base coach Phil Nevin is away from the team after a positive COVID-19 test. Several other coaches are expected to miss the game due to contact tracing, but manager Aaron Boone said the contact tracing does not include any players.
 
– The Rays have designated infielder-outfielder Yoshi Tsutsugo for assignment. Tsutsugo hit .167 with five RBIs in 26 games this season. It follows a disappointing 2020 when the left-handed hitter had a .197 batting average with eight homers and 24 RBIs over 51 games.
 
– The Cubs have placed outfielder Jake Marisnick on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hamstring and recalled reliever Brad Wieck from Triple-A Iowa. The 30-year-old Marisnick is hitting .264 with four homers and 14 RBIs in 27 games in his first season with the Cubs.
 
– Major League Baseball has instructed the Athletics to explore relocation options as the team tries to secure the new ballpark in Oakland. MLB released a statement expressing its longtime concern that the current Coliseum site is “not a viable option for the future vision of baseball.” A’s owner John Fisher said in a statement he will honor MLB’s instructions but remains committed to continuing to pursue a waterfront ballpark.
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OLYMPICS-NADAL

ROME (AP) – Rafael Nadal has joined the growing number of tennis players expressing doubts about competing in the Tokyo Olympics, saying his status is uncertain. Nadal says that in a normal world, he would never think about missing the Olympics, adding that everyone knows how important it has been to him to always play in the Olympics. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Nadal is hesitant about competing this year because of the health situation.

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FOOTBALL-OBIT-COLT BRENNAN

HONOLULU (AP) – Former University of Hawaii star quarterback Colt Brennan has died. His father Terry Brennan says his son died early Tuesday at a California hospital. He was 37. Colt Brennan finished third in the 2007 Heisman Trophy balloting. He also had public struggles with alcohol. Terry Brennan says he took his son to an emergency room over the weekend because he had been drinking and wasn’t doing well. But unbeknownst to his family, the hospital released him because the detox facility was full.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 05/11/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 051121 – 1200
BISMARCK, ND – More attorney trouble for a man accused of killing four people in Mandan. 46-year-old Chad Isaak is accused of killing RJR Maintenance and Management co-owner Robert Fakler, employees Adam Fuehrer and William and Lois Cobb on April 1, 2019. His trial is schedule to begin June 7th.
 
Last week attorney Robert Quick said a disciplinary complaint filed by Isaak presented a conflict of interest and that he was obligated to drop the case. In an order released Friday, a Morton County judge granted Quick’s motion to withdraw as counsel. The judge said four lawyers from Vogel Law Firm working with Isaak must continue to represent him.
 
On Monday, that team of lawyers filed a motion to withdraw themselves as counsel, as well. The motion states an “unreasonable financial burden on the lawyer” as a reason for withdrawing. Court documents also state Vogel attorneys only played a secondary role in Isaak’s defense and hasn’t had a significant role in trial preparation. The judge has not ruled on the motion. Vogel has requested if the motion is denied the trial is continued for 60 days in order for them to prepare.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The House chamber at the North Dakota Capitol will be used as a courtroom for a pair of high-profile criminal trials this spring, in part to ensure social distancing. The two trials had been scheduled in courthouses in Burleigh and Morton counties. The trial of two people charged in the death last year of a Bismarck man is scheduled to begin Monday. Separately, the trial for a man accused of killing four people at a Mandan business is scheduled to begin June 7 at the Capitol.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A jury in Burleigh County will decide if a Moffit man charged in a fatal stabbing committed murder or was acting in self-defense. 48-year-old Arthur Funk is charged in the June 2020 death of 53-year-old Kevin Stockert, of Mandan. Prosecutors say the two men fought when Funk, who had been staying with Stockert’s girlfriend, failed to return her car. Prosecutor Chase Lingle says Stockert was stabbed numerous times, suffered a broken rib and was left to die with Funk making no attempt to call for medical help. Defense attorney Scott Rose told jurors that Funk was still in the driver’s seat of a car when he was punched by Stockert, the two struggled and Stockert had no other option but to defend himself.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Police have made another arrest in the fatal shooting of a cab driver in Moorhead. A 17-year-old girl is accused of driving the car that was used when taxi driver 24-year-old Abdullahi Abdullahi was killed last week during an alleged armed robbery. The girl is being held in the West Central Juvenile Detention Center on possible charges of aiding and abetting three charges, including second-degree murder without intent. Eighteen-year-old Willie Sparkman Jr. is charged n Abdullahi’s death. A criminal complaint states investigators connected Sparkman and the 17-year-old to Abdullahi’s death via phone records.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota will terminate its participation in the federal government’s pandemic-related unemployment assistance programs, effective June 19, to help address the ongoing workforce shortage across the state, Gov. Doug Burgum announced Monday. North Dakota elected to participate in four unemployment-related programs in connection with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Continued Assistance to Unemployed Workers Act of 2020. The agreement that was signed to initiate these programs allows North Dakota or the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to terminate the programs upon 30 days’ written notice to the
other party. North Dakota’s written notice was provided to the USDOL Monday.
 
“After fighting through severe stress and financial hardship, many North Dakota businesses that survived the pandemic are now facing an unprecedented labor shortage as they attempt to recover,” Burgum said. “These federal unemployment programs were meant to supplement state benefits and provide short-term relief for displaced and vulnerable workers, and these programs have accomplished their goals but are now counterproductive. Safe, effective vaccines have been available to every adult in North Dakota for months now, and we have an abundance of job openings with employers who are eager to hire.”
 
North Dakota had 16,396 online job openings in April, which was nearly 50 percent higher than the same period in 2020 and represents the state’s largest number of online job openings since July 2015, according to Job Service North Dakota. At the same time, more than 8,300 individuals are claiming unemployment benefits under the four programs North Dakota is terminating on June 19. To date, those four programs have paid out more than $700 million in unemployment benefits, though 29% of federal program claimants live out of state.
 
“Federal funds provided a safety net to our unemployed workers during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now that open jobs are surpassing pre-pandemic levels, we believe that re-employment is the best recovery plan for North Dakota’s economic health,” said Bryan Klipfel, executive director of Job Service North Dakota.
 
“The termination of federal, pandemic-related unemployment benefit programs is a straightforward solution to a growing workforce problem,” said Arik Spencer, CEO and President of the Greater North Dakota Chamber. “Anytime the federal government competes with private employers to keep people at home is problematic. The federal unemployment relief provided short-term financial assistance and has served its purpose. Let’s get the workforce back in a position to help our state and economy recover.”
 
“NFIB members have long stated that finding adequate workforce is one of their top issues, but as we recover from the pandemic recession this problem has become even more acute,” said Alison Ritter, North Dakota state director for the National Federation of Independent Business. “The workers small businesses need are being rewarded for staying home. A record 44% of all small business owners report having job openings they could not fill, 22 points higher than the 48-year historical average. We applaud the Governor’s Office for taking steps that will help small business owners find the workers they need to continue running their businesses.”
 
“The State of North Dakota has been quick to provide its citizens access to COVID vaccinations and to reopen its economy with innovative programs to support businesses,” said David Farnsworth, chair of the North Dakota Workforce Development Council. “Yet today there are ‘Help Wanted’ signs everywhere as employers desperately try to fill their workforce needs and bring the economy back to pre-pandemic levels with full employment. Incentivizing the return to work by discontinuing expanded unemployment benefits will help meet employer demands and advance the state’s workforce strategy.”
 
“The North Dakota Hospitality Association commends Governor Burgum on his decision to opt out of the continuing federal supplemental unemployment aid, addressing the labor shortage for our state’s hospitality industry,” said Rudie Martinson, executive director of the North Dakota Hospitality Association. “We are on the frontlines of the economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, and never has there been a greater need for employees. The positive news is that we are open for business, and good jobs are available at food, lodging and beverage establishments across our state.”
 
To learn more about local job openings, contact the nine workforce centers through the state at www.jobsnd.com.
The following describes the changes that will take place when North Dakota’s participation in the four programs is terminated effective June 19:
 
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)
 
What It Is: benefits to the self-employed, the underemployed, independent contractors, and individuals who have been unable to work as a direct result of COVID-19. This includes individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 or instructed to quarantine.
How It Will Change: Beginning no sooner than 30 days from the date North Dakota provides written notice to USDOL, North Dakota will stop paying PUA benefits to existing claimants and not process any new PUA claims filed after the expiration of the notice period.
 
 
Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC)
 
What It Is: Extension of unemployment benefits for claimants beyond the traditional 20 weeks by an additional 51 weeks. PEUC allowed claimants to extend their time on unemployment where they normally would have expired.
How It Will Change: Beginning no sooner than 30 days from the date North Dakota provides written notice to USDOL, North Dakota claimants who have exhausted their regular UI benefits will no longer be eligible for payments.
 
Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC)
What It Is: $300 weekly add-on benefit for all types of unemployment assistance.
How It Will Change: Beginning no sooner than 30 days from the date North Dakota provides written notice to USDOL, North Dakota will stop issuing the $300 weekly FPUC benefit payments for weeks after the expiration of the notice period.
 
Mixed Earners Unemployment Compensation (MEUC)
What It Is: $100 weekly add-on benefit for those who are eligible for regular UI benefits, but also earned self-employment income.
How It Will Change: Beginning no sooner than 30 days from the date North Dakota provides written notice to USDOL, North Dakota will stop paying MEUC benefits to existing claimants and stop processing any MEUC claims received after the notice period.
 
Job Service North Dakota is currently drafting a publicity campaign called “JobUP ND” to focus on the wide variety of industries in need of workers. The campaign, slated to launch June 15, will also highlight the qualifications and training needed to get into those available jobs. An increased spotlight on the workforce’s current needs plus the ability for workers to easily transfer skills will benefit employers and job seekers alike.
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 051121 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum says North Dakota will end its participation in the federal government’s pandemic-related unemployment assistance programs, effective June 19. Burgum says that ending the $300 weekly federal supplemental benefit that is on top of state benefits is being done “to help address the ongoing workforce shortage across the state.” North Dakota had 16,396 online job openings in April, which was nearly 50 percent higher than the same period in 2020 and represents the state’s largest number of online job openings since July 2015 Burgum said more than 8,300 people are claiming unemployment benefits under the programs being terminated.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum has announced that he signed five remaining bills from the recently adjourned 2021 legislative session. Burgum signed a total of 501 bills out of nearly 850 bills introduced by the Legislature. The governor vetoed four bills in their entirety and partially vetoed one bill. The Legislature adjourned on April 29, finishing its session in 76 days, just short of the 80-day maximum set by the North Dakota Constitution. Burgum had 15 business days to sign bills in his possession when the Legislature adjourned. Burgum signed the remaining bills on Monday.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A Fargo man was has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of his girlfriend. Forty-six-year-old Sheldon Davis, was sentenced Monday. He was convicted in March of murder, arson and endangering by fire in the death of 52-year-old Denise Anderson. Her body was found in Davis’ apartment after a fire on Aug 1, 2019. Authorities say Anderson died of traumatic injuries before the fire. The jury only deliberated about an hour before convicting Davis. Davis had denied the allegations and said someone else had killed Anderson.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The United Tribes Technical College International Powwow and associated events will return late this summer after a year’s hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Tribal Leaders Summit that’s traditionally held at the Bismarck Event Center before the outdoor powwow has been called off a second year. The Bismarck Tribune reports this year’s powwow will be the weekend of Sept. 10-12. The powwow put on by the five American Indian tribes in North Dakota typically brings about 10,000 people to Bismarck and boosts the area economy by more than $4 million.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 05/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 051121 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – A handful of baseball and softball games were played in the area on Monday.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Surrey 9, Minot JV 3
Surrey 8, Minot JV 5
 
Harvey-Wells County 4, Northern Lights 3
 
North Star 9, Bottineau 8
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 25, Tioga 0 (5)
 
Ray 18, Westhope-Newburg-Bottineau 17
 
Bishop Ryan 22, Rugby 20
 
Velva-Drake/Anamoose 9, Garrison 0
 
Girls Tennis
 
Bismarck St. Mary’s 9, Bismarck High 0
 
Bismarck Legacy 7, Bismarck Century 2
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NSIC TOURNAMENTS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot State baseball and softball teams are headed to their respective Northern Sun Conference Tournaments this week.
The top ten teams in the conference standings made the 2021 NSIC Softball Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota. Minot State (22-20, 15-13 NSIC) is the #8-seed and will play #9 Sioux Falls (21-22, 15-14) at 10 AM on Thursday. The Beavers lost their two regular season games in Sioux Falls a couple weeks ago. The double-elimination tournament runs through Saturday.
 
The top eight teams in the final regular-season standings made the 2021 NSIC Baseball Tournament, which will have a two-week format. The tournament will begin on this Thursday and Friday with a best of three-game series hosted by the top four seeds (one 9-inning game Thursday and Friday with a second 9-inning game if necessary on Friday). The four teams that win those series move forward to a four-team double-elimination tournament in Sioux Falls hosted by Augustana University May 19-21. Minot State (24-15, 22-12 NSIC) earned the No. 4 seed and will host the No. 5 seeded Golden Eagles of Minnesota Crookston (23-10, 18-10 NSIC) for a best-of-three series at Corbett Field on Thursday and Friday. Minot State won two out of three games against Minnesota Crookston to finish regular season play this past weekend.
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FCS-ALL AMERICANS
 
FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State led the nation with six selections on the Stats Perform FCS All-America Team announced Monday. The Missouri Valley Football Conference also led the FCS with 16 honorees. NDSU fullback Hunter Luepke, offensive lineman Cordell Volson, punter Garret Wegner and kick returner Christian Watson were named to the first team. Linebacker James Kaczor and long snapper Ross Kennelly made the second team.
 
University of North Dakota redshirt sophomore running back Otis Weah was also named to the first team. The Moorhead, Minn., native becomes the first UND running back to earn an All-America selection at the position since moving to Division I in 2008.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Trey Mancini hit a go-ahead solo homer and later knocked in an insurance run, Jorge Lopez and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. The Orioles had dropped their first six games at Camden Yards this season against the Red Sox and avoided a four-game sweep. It was the first time the home team won in 10 games between the teams this season. Boston still has the best record in baseball at 22-14. Baltimore’s bullpen combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings, retiring all 10 batters it faced.

 
In other MLB action:
 
– Mauricio Dubon broke a seventh-inning tie with a two-out, pinch-hit single, Alex Wood won for the fourth time in five starts and the San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 3-1. Brandon Belt hit his eighth home run and Mike Yastrzemski doubled for San Francisco. The Giants are tied with idle St. Louis for the best record in the National League at 21-14. Wood had seven strikeouts and allowed one run in seven innings, lowering his ERA to 1.80. The lefty got double plays in the fifth and seventh innings and fanned Adolis Garcia and Joey Gallo with two on and one out in the sixth.
 
– Luke Weaver pitched scoreless ball into the seventh inning for his best outing in nearly a month, which helped the Arizona Diamondbacks snap a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins. Weaver cruised though 6 1/3 innings, giving up four hits, striking out six and dominating a team that beat him a week ago in Miami. Arizona’s David Peralta hit a triple and a double. Asdrubal Cabrera added a two-run double. Miami’s Jordan Holloway took the loss in his first major league start.
 
– Jared Walsh homered and matched a career high with four hits, Justin Upton also connected and the Los Angeles Angels rallied in the sixth inning to beat the Houston Astros 5-4. Walsh also doubled and had two RBIs as the Angels got their third win in four games.
 
– Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati Reds rolled to a 14-1 victory over the skidding Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
 
– The game between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies was postponed due to a forecast that called for inclement weather. The Padres and Rockies were set to begin a three-game series at Coors Field. They will play Tuesday and then a traditional doubleheader Wednesday. The forecast Tuesday is calling for more cold and rainy weather with a chance for snow.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs set a franchise record for points in the first half while rolling to a 146-125 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee had a five-game winning streak snapped and dropped a game behind idle Brooklyn for second place in the Eastern Conference. San Antonio set a season high for points and a team best with 87 points in the first half. Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points.

 
In other NBA action:
 
– Stephen Curry made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 14 seconds left moments after missing from deep, scoring 36 points to lead the Golden State Warriors past the Western Conference-leading Utah Jazz 119-116 on Monday night to keep hold of the eighth seed in the playoff race. Jordan Poole’s Curry-like 52-footer at the third-quarter buzzer went to replay review and stood, giving Golden State an 89-75 lead and serious momentum going into the final 12 minutes before Utah’s furious comeback effort in the closing minutes. Jordan Clarkson scored 41 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 27 for a Utah team still missing injured All-Star guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
 
– Damian Lillard had 34 points and nine rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers raced to a 140-129 victory over the Houston Rockets. The Blazers scored 50 points in the first quarter, setting a franchise record for scoring in a period, and tied an NBA record for 3-pointers made in a quarter with 12. CJ McCollum had 21 points in the first as Portland built a 17-point lead. McCollum finished with 28 points and Norman Powell also scored 28 for the Blazers, who never trailed as they moved within one-half game of fifth-place Dallas in the Western Conference. Kelly Olynyk had 21 points, eight rebounds and six assists for the NBA-worst Rockets.
 
– Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 47-year-old NBA record for triple-doubles and missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer as the Washington Wizards lost 125-124 to the Atlanta Hawks. Westbrook recorded his 182nd triple-double. The nine-time All-Star and 2016-17 MVP finished with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 21 assists, carrying the load for a Wizards team that was missing Bradley Beal, the league’s No. 2 scorer. Trae Young scored 36 points for the Hawks, who moved within a half-game of the fourth-place New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference. Washington is 10th in the East.
 
– The Memphis Grizzlies secured a spot in the postseason play-in tournament by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 115-110. Dillon Brooks scored 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for the Grizzlies. The Pelicans were without leading scorers Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, along with Josh Hart and Steven Adams.
 
– Domantas Sabonis amassed 21 points, 20 rebounds and nine assists as the Indiana Pacers strengthened their hold on a play-in tournament spot with a 111-102 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers moved one-half game ahead of Washington into ninth in the Eastern Conference. Collin Sexton scored 25 points for the Cavaliers in their 11th straight loss.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Taylor Hall scored his second goal of the game 2:53 into overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Islanders 3-2 in their home finale to clinch third place in the East Division. Brad Marchand also scored for Boston, which will face second-place Washington in the upcoming playoffs. Tuukka Rask had 16 saves. Mathew Barzal and Oliver Wahlstrom scored for the Islanders. Semyon Varlamov made 25 saves before he was replaced to start the third period by Ilya Sorokin, who stopped 10 shots. New York will face East-champ Pittsburgh. Hall cut in front and beat Sorokin with a backhander for the game-winner.

 
Elsewhere on the ice on Monday:
 
– J.T. Compher scored a go-ahead goal in the third period, Philipp Grubauer made 36 saves, and the Colorado Avalanche preserved their chances to finish in first place in the West Division with a 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. Andre Burakovsky also scored for the Avalanche, who trail the Golden Knights by two points atop the division. Vegas has game left, Colorado has two. Alex Pietrangelo scored for the Golden Knights. Robin Lehner, facing the Avalanche for the first time this season after Marc-Andre Fleury was in net the first seven meetings, stopped 19 shots.
 
– Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for the shutout as the Nashville Predators finished the regular season by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0. Rinne tied Tom Barrasso for No. 19 in NHL history with his 369th career victory in his first start since April 10. Rinne’s 60th career shutout came in what might have been his final start with Nashville. Both teams rested several players ahead of their first-round playoff series.
 
– Nils Hoglander scored twice and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1. Bo Horvat also scored and Thatcher Demko stopped 39 shots for his 14th win of the season for the Canucks, Vancouver was eliminated from the playoff race earlier in the night when Montreal earned a point in a 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton to clinch fourth place in the North Division.
 
– Jason Robertson scored 4:30 into overtime, and the Dallas Stars rallied to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 in the final game of the season for each team. Miro Heiskanen had a goal and an assist for Dallas, which had dropped six of seven.
 
– Chris Driedger stopped 30 shots to record his third shutout of the season, Juho Lammikko scored a short-handed goal, and the Florida Panthers secured home-ice advantage for the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the regular season finale for both clubs.
 
– Joel Farabee scored two goals and James van Riemsdyk added one on the power play to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils in the season finale for both teams.
 
– The Flyers finished yet another season without a Stanley Cup. They haven’t won one since consecutive championships in 1974 and 1975 and this ends as one of the more disheartening ones in franchise history. Pavel Zacha and Janne Kuokkanen scored for the Devils. Sean Couturier also scored for the Flyers.
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MLB-METS-DEGROM

NEW YORK (AP) – Jacob deGrom will be placed on the injured list by the New York Mets with tightness in his right side. The move will keep the ace from taking the mound until May 20 at the earliest. The Mets say an MRI on Sunday night was “clean of any issues.” The team says it will place the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner on the injured list before Tuesday’s series opener against Baltimore, a move that will be retroactive to Monday. A 32-year-old right-hander, deGrom is 3-2 with a major league-best 0.68 ERA.

 
Elsewhere in the Majors:
 
– Two-time All-Star infielder Todd Frazier has been cut by the Pittsburgh Pirates after hitting .086 in 13 games. The team designated him for assignment Monday. The 35-year-old had just three hits in 35 at-bats with no home runs and four RBIs. The Pirates signed Frazier to a minor league contract after he spent last year’s pandemic-shortened season with the Texas Rangers and New York Mets. The 11-year veteran has a .241 career average with 218 home runs.
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NBA-NEWS

WASHINGTON (AP) – Bradley Beal will miss at least two games because of a strained left hamstring as his Washington Wizards fight for a play-in berth and he duels Stephen Curry for the NBA scoring title. The Wizards announced that Beal will sit out their games at the Atlanta Hawks this week. He’ll be re-evaluated Friday. The shooting guard has a strained his hamstring. He is averaging 31.4 points this season. That trails Golden State guard Curry, who is putting in 31.9 a game.

 
Elsewhere in the NBA:
 
– Celtics All-Star forward Jaylen Brown will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left wrist. The team says Brown learned of the injury to his scapholunate ligament this past weekend and is expected to have surgery later this week. Brown has missed the Celtics’ past three games with a sprained right ankle. Boston has lost two of three since then and entered Monday seventh in the Eastern Conference with four games left.
 
– Veteran NBA referee Tony Brown has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and will miss the rest of the season. The NBA says the 54-year-old has been undergoing treatment since his diagnosis last month. Brown worked his first NBA Finals last season. He has officiated 1,109 regular-season games, 35 playoff games and the 2018 All-Star Game in his 19 seasons as an NBA official.
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NFL-TEBOW-JAGUARS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Tim Tebow and Urban Meyer are apparently getting back together, this time in the NFL. The NFL Network reports the former Florida star and 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback is expected to team up with his college coach by signing a one-year contract to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The league-owned network says the deal “could be official in the next week or so.” The 33-year-old Tebow would be returning to the NFL after four years in the New York Mets’ organization and he’d be playing for Meyer for the first time since his senior year in 2009. This reunion would come with a twist: Tebow is switching to tight end.

 
In other NFL activity:
 
– Two people with direct knowledge have confirmed to The Associated Press the Indianapolis Colts have signed Eric Fisher to play left tackle. Kansas City selected Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, but the Chiefs released their longtime starter in March. Fisher missed last season’s Super Bowl after tearing his Achilles tendon in the AFC championship game. The two-time Pro Bowler could replace Anthony Castonzo in Indy’s starting lineup. Castonzo retired in January.
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PGA-BYRON NELSON-JOHNSON

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) – One week before the PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson is having knee pain. The world’s No. 1 player withdrew from the AT&T Byron Nelson on Monday. He cites occasional discomfort in his knee and says his trainers have advised him to stay home and get healthy. Johnson had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after the 2019 season that caused him to miss three months. He says he was not happy about having to withdraw and pledged to return to Dallas. Johnson has gone six consecutive tournaments without a top-10 finish. That’s his longest such stretch since before his 2019 surgery.

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SPORTS-VIRUS OUTBREAK

UNDATED (AP) – As coronavirus restrictions ease in the nation’s capital, the Washington city government says sports stadiums can have spectators at full capacity as of June 11. That will allow the Washington Nationals to let about 40,000 fans into its home games. The Major League Baseball team said Monday it was granted a waiver by the city to expand its ticket distribution at Nationals Park to up to 36% of capacity as of Friday. The Nationals currently are allowed 10,000 fans per game — about 25% of what their outdoor ballpark holds.

 
As of last month, the NHL’s Capitals and NBA’s Wizards have been allowed to host 10% of capacity at their indoor arena downtown, roughly 2,000 people. That will rise to 25%, about 5,000 spectators, on Friday.
 
In other outbreak related sports matters:
 
– The Philadelphia Flyers and Penn Medicine partnered to make the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine available to fans before Monday night’s game. The Flyers said about 75 fans received a shot. They received vouchers for two tickets to a game and Gritty stickers and T-shirts incentives to get their shot.
 
– New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that Nassau Coliseum will have a fully vaccinated fan section when the New York Islanders open the Stanley Cup playoffs. Half of the arena will be used as a fully vaccinated fan section with attendees spaced approximately 3 feet apart with an unoccupied seat between each party.
 
– The Nashville Predators have reached an agreement that will allow for a crowd of 12,135 inside Bridgestone Arena for home games played during the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs. The Predators will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round, and all home games will see approximately 70% of the arena’s 17,159 seats filled.
 
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KHRT ND News – 05/10/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 051021 – 1200
 
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A judge in North Dakota will allow the lead defense attorney for a man accused of killing four people to withdraw from the case, but the other lawyers working with Chad Isaak must continue to represent him. It’s unclear if the judge’s decision will delay Isaak’s trial which is set to begin June 7. In his withdrawal request, attorney Robert Quick said a disciplinary complaint filed by Isaak presented a conflict of interest and that he was obligated to drop the case. The 46-year-old chiropractor is accused of killing RJR Maintenance and Management co-owner Robert Fakler, employees Adam Fuehrer and William and Lois Cobb on April 1, 2019.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An annual report using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows North Dakota’s rate of workplace deaths remains among the highest in the country. The annual report released by the AFL-CIO shows that 37 North Dakota workers died in 2019 due to on-the-job injuries. The rate of 9.7 deaths per 100,000 workers was third-highest in the nation, behind Alaska and Wyoming. Nationally, 5,333 workers were killed on the job in 2019 and an estimated 90,000 died from occupational diseases. The labor union federation says the overall rate of fatal job injuries was 2.8 per 100,000.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Archer-Daniels-Midland Company has plans to build a $350 million soybean crushing plant and refinery in North Dakota. Gov. Doug Burgum joined ADM today in announcing plans for the state’s first dedicated soybean plant. ADM says the plant and refinery in Spiritwood would create 70 jobs and process up to 150,000 bushels of soybeans each day. It’s expected to be completed by the 2023 harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says North Dakota ranked ninth in the nation in soybean production in 2020, producing over 190 million bushels of soybeans.
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NORTH DAKOTA – In honor of National Police Week, Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas W. Chase recognizes the service and sacrifice of federal, state, local, and Tribal law enforcement. This year, the week is observed Sunday, May 9 through Saturday, May 15, 2021.
 
“This week is a time to honor our law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation,” said Attorney General Garland. “I am constantly inspired by the extraordinary courage and dedication with which members of law enforcement act each day, putting their lives on the line to make our communities safer. To members of law enforcement and your families: we know that not a single day, nor a single week, is enough to recognize your service and sacrifice. On behalf of the entire Department of Justice, you have our unwavering support and eternal gratitude.”
 
In 1962, President Kennedy issued the first proclamation for Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week to remember and honor law enforcement officers for their service and sacrifices. Peace Officers Memorial Day, which every year falls on May 15, specifically honors law enforcement officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.
 
Each year, during National Police Week, our nation celebrates the contributions of law enforcement from around the country, recognizing their hard work, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to keeping our communities safe. This year the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted law enforcement officers’ courage and unwavering devotion to the communities that they have sworn to serve.
 
During the Roll Call of Heroes, a ceremony coordinated by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), more than 300 officers will be honored. Based on data submitted to and analyzed by the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), of the law enforcement officers who died nationwide in the line of duty in 2020, nearly 60 percent succumbed to COVID-19.
 
Additionally, according to statistics reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through the Law Enforcement Officer Killed and
Assaulted (LEOKA) Program, 46 law enforcement officers died as a result of felonious acts and 47 died in accidents in 2020.
 
The names of the 394 fallen officers who have been added in 2020 to the wall at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial will be read on Thursday, May 13, 2021, during a Virtual Candlelight Vigil, which will be livestreamed to the public at 8:00 PM EDT. The Police Week in-person public events, originally scheduled for May, have been rescheduled due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns to October 13-17, 2021. An in-person Candlelight Vigil event is scheduled for October 14, 2021.
 
Those who wish to view the Virtual Candlelight Vigil on May 13, 2021, can watch on the NLEOMF YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheNLEOMF. The FOP’s Roll Call of Heroes can be viewed at www.fop.net. To learn more about National Police Week in-person events scheduled for October, please visit www.policeweek.org.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 051021 – 0700
 
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say a Minot woman who voted twice in last fall’s election has received a deferred sentence. Forty-five-year-old Ashlee Monique Deschamp pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor election offense. North Central District Court Judge Richard Hagar deferred her 360-day sentence and ordered her to pay $325 in court costs. The charge will be dismissed if Deschamp complies with court conditions. The Minot Daily News reports that on Oct. 28 Deschamp voted once in person and also filled out an absentee ballot. Deschamp told authorities that when she placed her regular ballot into the voting machine she did not get a response and didn’t think it registered. She then decided to drop the absentee form into the slot for those ballots.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A Bismarck man has been chosen to head the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. Democratic leaders from across the state elected Patrick Hart chairman during the party’s reorganization meeting Saturday. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Hart defeated Shelley Lenz, who made an unsuccessful bid for governor last year. Outgoing chairwoman Kylie Oversen, a Fargo attorney, announced in March that she would not seek a fourth two-year term. Hart, a native of Pembina, previously served as party vice chairman. He has worked as a fertilizer auditor for the state Agriculture Department and as a grain warehouse inspector for the Public Service Commission.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum has partially vetoed a bill aimed at penalizing the state’s 11 colleges and universities for funneling federal grant money to individuals or organizations that promote or perform abortions. The Republican governor said in his veto message late Friday that the sanctions are “problematic.” Burgum vetoed the portion of the bill that contains the sanctions. The Republican-led North Dakota Legislature passed the bill, which was primarily aimed at preventing North Dakota State University from funneling grant money to Planned Parenthood for sex education in the state.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota wildlife officials have shut down the paddlefish snagging season in order to protect the fish population. The 2021 season was scheduled through the third week in May, but the state Game and Fish Department often closes it early when a high number of fish are caught. Snagging is legal in certain areas of the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers in northwestern North Dakota. An additional seven-day snag-and-release season will begin Monday and run through Wednesday. Anglers with an unused paddlefish tag may continue snagging but must release all fish immediately.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 05/10/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 051021 – 0700
 
CROOKSTON, Minn. (MSU) – The Minot State University softball team used a two-run home run from Lenora Watson in the top of the seventh inning of Game 2 two earn a 9-7 win and clinch a series split at Minnesota-Crookston on Sunday. The Golden Eagles won game one 4-1. The Beavers finish the regular season 22-20 overall and 15-13 in conference play. Entering the day, Minot State was sitting in the 10th and final postseason spot but the Beavers moved up to 8th place with their recent run winning six of the last seven games, and will face Sioux Falls in the first round of the NSIC Tournament on Thursday, May 13 in Rochester, Minnesota at 10 a.m.
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NSIC BASEBALL
 
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (MSU) – The 2021 NSIC Baseball Tournament bracket is set as regular season play concluded on Sunday. The top eight teams in the final regular-season standings will participate in the tournament, which will have a two-week format. The tournament will begin on May 13-14 with a best of three-game series hosted by the top four seeds (one 9-inning game Thursday and Friday with a second 9-inning game if necessary on Friday). The remaining four teams move forward to a four-team double-elimination tournament in Sioux Falls hosted by Augustana University May 19-21, 2021.
 
Minot State (24-15, 22-12 NSIC) earned the No. 4 seed and will host the No. 5 seeded Golden Eagles of Minnesota Crookston (23-10, 18-10 NSIC) for a best-of-three series at Corbett Field on May 13-14. The Beavers went 10-4 over their last 14 games to jump up into a top-four spot which earned one of four host sites for the first round of the NSIC Baseball Tournament.
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WOLVES-MAGIC
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell each scored 27 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves built a 30-point halftime lead, led by 43 in the third quarter and cruised to a 128-96 rout of the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Rookie guard Anthony Edwards added 16 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season to help the Timberwolves end a three-game losing streak. Ricky Rubio added 18 points for Minnesota, which made 16 3s and shot 48.5%. Russell also had eight assists, six rebounds and five made 3s. Orlando dressed just 10 players, but only after signing former G League player Donta Hall for the rest of the season. R.J. Hampton scored a career-high 19 points off the bench for the Magic.
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TWINS-TIGERS POSTPONED
 
DETROIT (AP) – The Minnesota Twins’ series finale against the Detroit Tigers was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on July 16, what originally had been scheduled as a night game between the teams at Comerica Park. The makeup game will start at 2:10 p.m. and be followed by the second game at 7:10 p.m.
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NASCAR-DARLINGTON

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. powered his way around Darlington Raceway, sweeping both stages and leading the final 105 laps in Sunday’s victory. Kyle Larson cut into Truex’s often large lead over the final 30 laps and came as close as two car-lengths down the stretch. But the Joe Gibbs Racing driver held him off for his third victory of the season. Truex is the only multi-race winner on the Cup circuit this season. Larson settled for second, followed by Kyle Busch, William Byron and Denny Hamlin.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 4-2 victory, but they finished the game without their ace. Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom took himself out before the sixth inning due to tightness in his right side. He was pitching for the first time since skipping a start due to discomfort in his right lat. DeGrom allowed just one hit over five innings, retiring the first 12 Diamondbacks. He was scheduled for an MRI on Sunday. Michael Conforto had two hits, an RBI and a super catch against the right field wall, helping the Mets win their fifth straight and improve to 16-13. The Diamondbacks have dropped six in a row.

 
Elsewhere in the Majors:
 
– Freddie Freeman was 1-for-24 this month before hitting one of the Braves’ two home runs in a 6-1 whipping of the Phillies. Dansby Swanson also went deep and Huascar Ynoa won his fourth straight start, limiting Philadelphia to one run, four hits and one walk with six strikeouts in six innings.
 
– The Dodgers managed just three hits in losing for the 14th time in 19 games, 2-1 to the Angels. Jared Walsh hit a two-run double in the bottom of the third, a half-inning after Chris Taylor’s two-out single put the Dodgers ahead.
 
– Jake Cronenworth hit a splash shot and Fernando Tatis Jr. also connected off Giants starter Johnny Cueto before the Padres finished off an 11-1 pounding of San Francisco. Tatis, Cronenworth and Trent Grisham each had two RBIs, while Eric Hosmer produced three of San Diego’s 16 hits.
 
– The Yankees pulled out a 3-2 win over the Nationals on Giancarlo Stanton’s walk-off single in the ninth inning. New York built a 2-0 lead on Aaron Hicks’ RBI single in the third and Gleyber Torres’ solo homer in the sixth, but the Bombers needed Stanton’s game-ending hit to finish 7-2 on their homestand.
 
– The Red Sox knocked off the Orioles, 4-3 as Rafael Devers and Hunter Renfroe homered to help Nick Pivetta win his third consecutive start. Devers, who homered off Baltimore starter Dean Kremer in the second inning, hit a two-run double off reliever Adam Plutko in the sixth to give Boston a 3-2 lead in its fifth win in six games.
 
– The Cubs’ five-game winning streak is over after Tyler Anderson allowed two runs over eight solid innings of the Pirates’ 6-5 victory at Wrigley Field. Wilmer Difo had three hits and drove in three runs as the Pirates won for just the third time in their last 20 games at Wrigley Field.
 
– The Astros earned a 7-4 win over the Blue Jays as Kyle Tucker hit a three-run homer and tied a career high with four RBIs while Houston built a 7-0 lead. Jose Altuve added a solo homer for the Astros to help them win the series, 2-1.
 
– Tyrone Taylor hit a two-out, tiebreaking single in the 10th inning to push the Brewers past the Marlins, 2-1. Seven Milwaukee hurlers combined on a six-hitter, with Drew Rasmussen pitched the 10th for his first career save.
 
– Nolan Arenado homered against his former team and Adam Wainwright pitched three-hit ball into the ninth inning of the Cardinals’ 2-0 shutout of the Rockies. Yadier Molina hit an RBI double and Ryan Helsley got Josh Fuentes to ground into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded to complete the Redbirds’ three-game sweep.
 
– Adolis Garcia belted hits team-leading nine home run and had a career-high five RBIs as the Rangers clobbered the Mariners, 10-2. Dane Dunning struck out 10 in five innings before Texas erupted for six runs in the bottom of the fifth, with Nick Solak supplying a tiebreaking, two-run double.
 
– Yermin Mercedes and Jose Abreu had three RBI’s each to help the White Sox thrash the Royals, 9-3 and finish off a three-game sweep. Lucas Giolito gave up one run and four hits over five innings as Chicago dealt Kansas City its eighth loss in a row.
 
– Willy Adames crushed a three-run homer in the fifth and Mike Brosseau added a tiebreaking drive the following inning before the Rays held off the Athletics, 4-3. The A’s squandered a chance in the eighth when Matt Olson hesitated on Andrew Kittredge’s passed ball and was thrown out at third by catcher Mike Zunino.
 
– The Reds-Indians game in Cleveland was postponed by rain and rescheduled
for August 9.
 
– The Twins and Tigers were rained out in Detroit, creating a July 16 twinbill.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t look like a team that could be relegated to the NBA’s play-in tournament. Anthony Davis had 42 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers won for just the third time in their last 11 games, 123-110 over the Suns. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso each had 17 points for Los Angeles, which is one game behind Portland for sixth place in the Western Conference. Cameron Payne had 24 points in the Suns’ second loss in three contests since a five-game winning streak. Phoenix is two games behind the West-leading Utah Jazz.

 
Elsewhere in the NBA:
 
– The Knicks had dropped eight straight at Staples Center before Derrick Rose scored 25 points off the bench in New York’s 106-100 victory over the Clippers in Los Angeles. Reggie Bullock chipped in 24 points, including five 3-pointers against his former team as the Knicks stayed in sole possession of fourth place in the East. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard provided a team-high 29 points for the Clippers, who are third in the West and a game ahead of the Nuggets.
 
– Jimmy Butler provided 26 points and 11 assists as the Heat beat the Celtics, 130-124 to take a two-game lead over Boston for the sixth seed in the East. The Heat led by as many as 26 in the first half before the Celtics stormed back, opening the third quarter on a 22-8 run to get within 12 points. Duncan Robinson added 22 points and Bam Adebayo finished with 20 as Miami took a major step toward avoiding the play-in tournament.
 
– Tim Hardaway Jr. poured in 25 points and Josh Richardson added 20 as the Mavericks blew by the Cavaliers, 124-97. It was an easy win for Dallas despite Luka Doncic, who received a flagrant-two foul and an automatic ejection early in the third quarter for hitting Collin Sexton in the groin area. Doncic finished with 15 points in 22 minutes and Jalen Brunson had 13 points and seven assists in the Mavs’ fourth consecutive win.
 
– Eric Bledsoe had 24 points and 11 assists for the Pelicans in a 112-110 comeback win over the hornets. Jaxson Hayes added 18 points and James Johnson finished with 17 points to help New Orleans pull within 1 1/2 games of the Spurs for the 10th spot in the Western Conference. Terry Rozier scored a career-high 43 points on 16-of-26 shooting, including seven 3-pointers for Charlotte.
 
– The Kings rolled to a 126-98 rout of the Thunder as Maurice Harkless and Terence Davis each scored 18 points to lead eight
Sacramento players in double figures. Delon Wright had 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists as the Kings won for the fifth time in their last six games.
 
– Nikola Vucevic delivered 29 points and 16 rebounds to carry the Bulls to a 108-94 victory over the Pistons. Zach LaVine scored 30 points as Chicago moved within 2 1/2 games of the Indiana Pacers for the last Eastern Conference play-in spot.
 
– Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell each scored 27 points and the Timberwolves led by 43 in the third quarter of a 128-96 rout of the Magic. Rookie guard Anthony Edwards added 16 points and 10 rebounds to help Minnesota end a three-game losing streak.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

CHICAGO (AP) – Just two games were on Sunday’s schedule, neither of which involved a playoff contender. Alex DeBrincat scored twice and Kevin Lankinen made 37 saves as the Blackhawks doubled up the Stars, 4-2. Chicago hosted a crowd of 3,820 for its first home game with fans in almost 14 months. Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk each had a goal and two assists as the Flames beat the Senators, 6-1. Mikael Backlund, Michael Stone, Dillon Dube and Mark Giordano also scored as Calgary prevented the Canadiens from clinching the final North Division playoff berth.

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PGA-WELLS FARGO

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Rory McIlroy is a winner again after 18 long months. McIlroy closed with a 68 for a one-shot victory in the Wells Fargo Championship, his third win at Quail Hollow. He had a two-shot lead going to the 18th hole when he put his tee shot in the hazard. After choosing to take a penalty drop, he hit an 8-iron to the green and two-putted for the win. Runner-up Abraham Ancer closed with a 66.

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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS-TRADITION

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Alex Cejka has won the Regions Tradition in only his third PGA Tour Champions start, beating defending champion Steve Stricker with a birdie on the first playoff hole. The 50-year-old Cejka made a 14-foot birdie putt on 18 and Stricker missed a 9-footer with a chance to extend the playoff at Greystone Golf & Country Club. Cejka had turned a three-stroke deficit into a two-shot lead over the final nine holes for a 5-under 67.

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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Relief pitcher Shane Greene has signed a one-year contract to rejoin the Braves. Greene was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett and will need some time to get ready before he returns to the majors. The right-hander went 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings last season.

 
Also in the Majors:
– The Pirates put infielder Colin Moran on the 10-day injured list with a strained left groin and claimed outfielder Ben Gamel off waivers from the Indians. Bucs infielder Ke’Bryan Hayes was transferred from the 10-day IL to the 60-day list.
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NBA-PELICANS-GRIFFIN FINED

NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA has fined New Orleans Pelicans executive David Griffin $50,000 for publicly criticizing officiating and making comments the league considered detrimental. The Pelicans’ executive vice president of basketball operations spoke out strongly about his concerns over the amount of contact NBA referees allow New Orleans forward Zion Williamson to endure. Williamson is out indefinitely with a broken left index finger. Griffin said Friday that the Pelicans have told league officials many times that they feared Williamson was being exposed to injury because of the way defenders are allowed to play against him.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets will have new head coaches next season. The Coyotes parted ways with Rick Tocchet and the Blue Jackets did the same with John Tortorella. The Coyotes were fourth in the West Division on April 5 before losing 12 of their next 15 games to miss the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years. The Jackets reached the playoffs in each of their first four full seasons under Tortorella, but they finished last in the Central Division this year at 18-26-12.

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TOKYO-BACH CANCELS

TOKYO (AP) – IOC President Thomas Bach has canceled a trip to Japan because of surging cases of COVID-19 in the country. Bach was to visit Hiroshima next Monday and meet the torch relay and then probably travel to Tokyo but a state of emergency in the capital and other parts of the country has been extended until May 31. The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee says Bach’s visit would be made “as soon a possible.” The postponement is an embarrassment to the IOC and local organizers with the Olympics opening in just over 10 weeks. They have repeatedly said the Olympics will not be canceled and will open on July 23.

 
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KHRT ND News – 05/08/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 050821 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Severe drought conditions persist in North Dakota, despite widespread rainfall and cooler weather recently. About 85% of North Dakota is experiencing extreme drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday. That’s up from 83% last week. Extreme drought blankets the western and central portions of the state, with most of the Red River Valley in moderate or severe drought. The state has received widespread precipitation over the past two weeks. The National Weather Service says the cool temperatures has been enough to slow down the drought degradation, but soil moisture remains well below average across the majority of the state.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A South Central District judge has rejected a defense request to suppress some evidence in a Bismarck murder conspiracy case. Attorneys for Earl Howard and Nikkisue Entzel argued the evidence, including cellphone and video surveillance, was improperly gathered without search warrants or with warrants that weren’t properly supported by law enforcement affidavits. The 42-year-old Howard and the victim’s 40-year-old wife, are charged with murder conspiracy, among other counts, in the death of 42-year-old Chad Entzel. A sheriff’s deputy earlier testified Howard and Nikkisue Entzel began plotting the victim’s death a month before it happened, in an apparent love triangle with plans to cash in on a life insurance policy.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection today at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st St SE, from 8 AM to 5 PM. All household hazardous waste not normally picked up by the sanitation crews may be brought to this program free of charge for City of Minot Sanitation customers. Household Hazardous Waste includes paint cans, oil containers, stains, varnishes, solvents, pesticides, herbicides, or car care products. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota will issue more deer hunting licenses this year than it has in the past 10 years. The Game and Fish Department will make 72,000 licenses available to hunters, the sixth consecutive year the number has increased and up 3,150 from last year. The department has been moving toward a goal of issuing at least 75,000 licenses annually. The number issued this year might have been higher, but drought conditions persist across the state, affecting reproduction. The deadline to apply for a license is June 2. North Dakota’s 2021 deer gun season opens Nov. 5 at noon and continues through Nov. 21.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 05/08/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 050821 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Minot and Mandan split a baseball doubleheader on Friday.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
Mandan 5, Minot 3
Minot 4, Mandan 3 (8)
 
Bismarck Legacy 6, Bismarck High 0
Bismarck Legacy 11, Bismarck High 2
 
Jamestown 13, Watford City 2
Jamestown 16, Watford City 2
 
Bismarck St. Mary’s 4, Bismarck Century 3 (8)
Bismarck St. Mary’s 6, Bismarck Century 4
 
Class B
 
Max 6, Northern Cass 5
 
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 12, Bottineau 0
 
Hazen 12, Central McLean 1
Central McLean 4, Hazen 3
 
Beulah 5, Washburn 2
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
Minot 5, Bismarck Century 4
Minot 10, Bismarck Century 0
 
Mandan 20, Turtle Mountain 1
Mandan 15, Turtle Mountain 2
 
Class B
 
Velva-Drake/Anamoose 4, Bishop Ryan 0
 
Midseason Madness – Fargo
 
Central Cass 3, Dickinson 1
Dickinson 21, Grand Forks Red River 3 (5)
Bismarck High 13, Grand Forks Central 2 (5)
Bismarck High 25, Fargo Davies 1 (5)
Grand Forks Central 22, Williston 4 (5)
Kindred 14, Fargo Shanley 4 (5)
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 4, Kindred 3
Harvey-Wells County 5, MayPortCG 4
Central Cass 14, Heart River 2
Wilton-Wing 9, Northern Cass 8
Westhope-Newburg-Bottineau 12, Pembina 2
 
High School Boys Golf
Dickinson Invite – Heart River Golf Course
 
1. Minot, 325
2. Bismarck Century, 334
3. Bismarck High, 346
4. Dickinson, 347
5. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 362
6. Jamestown, 363
7. Mandan, 364
8. Williston, 366
9. Bismarck Legacy, 369
 
Medalist: Trey Hohbein of Mandan, 77
 
High School Girls Soccer
 
Jamestown 3, Bismarck Century 3
Mandan 1, Bismarck High 0
 
High School Girls Tennis
 
Bismarck Legacy 6, West Fargo Sheyenne 3
Bismarck St. Mary’s 6, West Fargo Sheyenne 3
 
College Baseball
 
Minot State 4, Minnesota-Crookston 1
Minot State 19, Minnesota-Crookston 0
 
NAHL Hockey
 
Bismarck Bobcats 4, Minot Minotauros 3 OT
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ACHA-ROOKIE
 
UNION LAKE, Mich. – The 2020-2021 American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Men’s Division 1 Rookie of the Year Award goes to Minot State University forward Carter Barley, as selected by the Head Coaches of ACHA Men’s Division 1. Barley is the second Minot State University player to win the award in its 19-year history, as former Beaver forward Kale Dolinski won the 2010-2011 award.
Barley, a 6-foot, 2-inch, 186-pound freshman from St. Andrews, Manitoba, capped off a fantastic season with the Beavers by scoring 16 goals and distributing 18 assists in 29 games. Barley’s 34 total points led Minot State University in scoring this season and was tied for the second most points in Men’s Division 1 in 2020-2021. With Barley’s contributions, the Beavers finished the 2020-2021 season with the No. 2 ranking, falling on the last day of the season in the 2021 ACHA Men’s Division 1 National Championship Game. Prior to arriving at Minot State, Barley played youth hockey with the Winnipeg Hawks and Winnipeg Thrashers programs before playing junior hockey with the Selkirk Steelers and Portage Terriers.
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WILD-DUCKS
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Kirill Kaprizov scored 17 seconds into overtime to send the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win against the Anaheim Ducks. Victor Rask, Nico Sturm and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for Minnesota, which has won three of its last four games and has points in five straight. The Wild started the day one point behind Colorado for second in the West Division. The Avalanche played at Los Angeles later Friday. Kaapo Kahkonen made 22 saves for Minnesota. Max Comtois, Adam Henrique and Derek Grant scored for Anaheim. John Gibson stopped 32 shots.
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WOLVES-HEAT
 
MIAMI (AP) – Tyler Herro returned after a six-game absence and scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler scored 25 and the Miami Heat moved back into the No. 6 spot in the Eastern Conference by beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 121-112 on Friday night. Goran Dragic added 23 for Miami. Herro, who had been out with right foot soreness, was 10 of 13 from the field and 6 of 8 from 3-point range for Miami (36-31). Karl-Anthony Towns scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter for Minnesota, which had won five consecutive meetings against Miami. Anthony Edwards scored 25 and D’Angelo Russell had 17 before getting ejected in the third quarter.
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
DETROIT (AP) – Matt Shoemaker pitched five scoreless innings and Kyle Garlick, Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler homered to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 7-3 win over the Tigers on a rainy night in Detroit. The game was delayed by rain for 35 minutes in the middle of the fourth and for 69 at the start of the seventh. The second delay came shortly after Willi Castro hit a three-run homer in the sixth to cut Detroit’s deficit to one, but Minnesota added three more runs after play resumed. Miguel Cabrera had two hits for the Tigers, passing Babe Ruth on the career list.
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TWINS-BUXTON
 
DETROIT (AP) – The Minnesota Twins put outfielder Byron Buxton on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hip. The Twins also announced Friday that they have selected the contract of outfielder Trevor Larnach. The injury interrupts a stellar start for the 27-year-old Buxton, who is hitting .370 with nine home runs and five stolen bases. Buxton has played over 100 games just once in his big league career. Larnach now has a chance to make his big league debut. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Twins designated left-hander Brandon Waddell for assignment.
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MLB SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Major League Baseball is on pace to shatter the all-time record for no-hitters in a season. Wade Miley threw the fourth no-hitter of the season while leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 shutout of the Indians. The left-hander shook off an 83-minute rain delay to start the game and followed Baltimore’s John Means, who no-hit Seattle on Wednesday. Miley walked one and struck out eight on 114 pitches. The Indians joined a dubious list by becoming the 16th team to be no-hit twice in the same season, less than a month after White Sox hurler Carlos Rodon did it to them.

 
Oakland’s Sean Manaea came within six outs of firing the fifth no-hitter of the year. The lefty’s bid ended with a leadoff double by high school teammate Mike Brosseau in the eighth inning. Seth Brown hit a game-ending homer as the Athletics topped the Rays, 2-1.
 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Nolan Arenado went 2-for-4 in his first game against his former team to help the Cardinals beat the Rockies, 5-0. Jack Flaherty smacked his first career homer and became the majors’ first six-game winner, limiting Colorado to three hits over seven innings.
 
– Jack Flaherty hit his first career home run and became the major leagues’ first six-game winner, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over Colorado 5-0 on Friday night in Nolan Arenado’s first game against the Rockies.
 
– The Cubs have run their winning streak to four games as Zach Davies allowed five hits in seven scoreless innings of a 3-2 win over Pittsburgh. Joc Pederson had three hits and an RBI for the Cubs, who took three straight from the Dodgers.
 
– Isan Diaz hit his first career grand slam to power the Marlins to their fourth consecutive win, 6-1 over the Brewers. Miguel Rojas had two hits and scored three times as Miami handed Milwaukee its sixth loss in a row.
 
– Odubel Herrera slammed a three-run homer while the Phillies scored six times in the first inning of a 12-2 laugher over the Braves. J.T. Realmuto three hits included a two-run homer in Philadelphia’s fifth win in a row.
 
– Pete Alonso scored on pinch-hitter Patrick Mazeika’s fielder’s choice in the 10th inning to complete the Mets comeback from a 4-1 deficit in a 5-4 triumph over the Diamondbacks. Francisco Lindor hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning after an apparently heated exchange with teammate Jeff McNeil in the dugout tunnel following a misplayed popup.
 
– The Angels-five-game losing streak is over after David Fletcher drove in three runs on three hits in a 9-2 thumping of the Dodgers. Justin Upton and Taylor Ward homered in the Angels’ four-run second inning, and Shohei Ohtani delivered two RBI doubles as the Halos dealt the Dodgers their fourth consecutive loss.
 
– Austin Slater hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning to send the Giants to a 5-4 win versus the Padres. Slater scored three runs after entering the game in a 3-for-25 slide, including 11 straight hitless at-bats before the homer.
 
– The Nationals took advantage of three Yankees errors to score six times in the eighth inning of an 11-4 rout in the Bronx. Trea Turner singled home the go-ahead run and Josh Harrison slammed a three-run homer that put the Nats in control.
 
– Bobby Dalbec snapped an 0-for-27 skid with a single and a three-run homer to carry the Red Sox to a 6-2 win at Baltimore. Eduardo Rodriguez improved to 5-0, allowing one run and seven hits over five innings to help Boston move to a major league-best 20-13.
 
– Kyle Garlick, Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler homered to lift the Twins to a 7-3 win over the Tigers. Matt Shoemaker tossed shutout ball in blanking Detroit during his five innings.
 
– The Royals absorbed their sixth straight loss as Carlos Rodon struck out eight in six innings of the White Sox’s 3-0 victory. Relievers Codi Heuer, Aaron Bummer and Liam Hendriks worked the final three innings to complete the shutout.
 
– Yuli Gurriel homered and tied a career high with four hits while driving in four runs to lead the Astros’ 10-4 pounding of the Blue Jays.
Carlos Correa added a two-run homer and Jose Urquidy pitched seven strong innings to help Houston win its second straight since a three-game slide.
 
– Mitch Haniger supplied a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning and the Mariners bounced back from being no-hit in their last game with a 5-4 victory over the Rangers. Dylan Moore and J.P. Crawford both hit tying two-run homers for Seattle.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers are a little closer to clinching the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs. The Sixers won their season-high seventh straight game and increased their lead to three games over Brooklyn and Milwaukee by downing the Pelicans, 109-107. Joel Embiid had 37 points and 13 rebounds amid chants of “MVP! MVP!” Embiid made two free throws with 1:39 left to bring the Sixers within one, then grabbed a defensive rebound on the other end to set up Tobias Harris’ 3 with 1:10 remaining. Tobias Harris scored 17 points as the 76ers improved to 46-21.

 
The Bucks caught up to the Nets as Brook Lopez had 24 points and Khris Middleton scored 21 of his 23 in the second half of a 141-133 downing of the Rockets. Jrue Holiday had 20 points as the Bucks had seven players reach double figures. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 17 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in Milwaukee’s fifth win in a row.
 
Meanwhile, the Jazz have kept their one-game lead in the West by outscoring the Nuggets, 127-120. Bojan Bogdanovic set career highs with eight 3-pointers and 48 points, shooting 16 of 23 from the field. Bogdanovic also had eight rebounds in Utah’s fourth win in a row. Jordan Clarkson added 21 points and eight assists as the Jazz dropped the Nuggets five games off the West lead and one game behind the third-place Clippers. Michael Porter, Jr. scored 31 points for Denver, and Nikola Jokic added 24 points, 13 assists, and nine rebounds.
 
Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:
 
– Deandre Ayton furnished 26 points and the Suns stayed one game off the West lead by dominating the fourth quarter of a 128-105 drubbing the Knicks. Phoenix scored four points in the last second of the third quarter to take a 90-88 lead and outscored New York, 38-17 the rest of the way. Chris Paul added 17 points and 11 assists as the Suns trimmed the Knicks lead for fourth place in the East to a half-game over the Hawks.
 
– Luka Doncic provided 24 points in 23 minutes and the Mavericks stayed in fifth place in the West with an easy 110-90 victory over the Cavaliers. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 20 points for Dallas, which didn’t trail after going ahead 4-2 in the Cavaliers’ ninth consecutive loss. The Mavs built a 62-37 halftime lead by holding Cleveland to 31% shooting before the break.
 
– Damian Lillard had 38 points to lead Portland to a 106-101 victory over the Lakers. The Trail Blazers grabbed the tiebreaker over Los Angeles as the two teams try to avoid the play-in tournament. Anthony Davis had 36 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, losers in eight of their last 10 games.
 
– Tyler Herro returned after a six-game absence and scored 27 points in the Heat’s 121-112 victory over the Timberwolves. Jimmy Butler had 25 and the Miami Heat moved back into the No. 6 spot in the East. Goran Dragic added 23 points for Miami.
 
– Terry Rozier scored 28 points, LaMelo Ball added 27 points and the Hornets inched closer to securing a spot in the play-in tournament with a 122-112 win over the Magic. P.J. Washington had another strong shooting night and finished with 23 points and nine rebounds. Charlotte can clinch a spot in the play-in tournament with a win Sunday against New Orleans.
 
– Dejounte Murray scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter of the Spurs’ 113-104 decision over the Kings. DeMar DeRozan had 25 points to help San Antonio end a five-game skid and strengthen its hold on the final Western Conference playoff slot.
 
– Zach LaVine and Coby White each scored 25 points as the Bulls blasted the Celtics, 121-99. White hit seven 3-pointers and Chicago made 18 of 40 from beyond the arc. Nikola Vucevic added 18 points, 10 assists and 14 rebounds to help the Bulls withstand Kemba Walker’s 33 points for Boston.
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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – It was a tough night for the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning as they try to win a division title. Rookie Wade Allison scored twice and Brian Elliott made 28 saves as the Flyers topped the Capitals, 4-2. Joel Farabee took advantage of a defensive-zone miscue by Washington to open the scoring 1:44 into the game. Sean Couturier sealed it for Philadelphia with an empty-net goal with 30.1 seconds left. The loss keeps the Caps two points behind the East Division-leading Penguins with two games remaining. Pittsburgh has one game remaining.

 
In Tampa, the Lightning were eliminated from the Central race, allowing the Carolina Hurricanes to become division champs. Joe Pavelski had two goals and two assists as the Stars won for the first time in six games, 5-2 over the Bolts. Roope Hintz added a goal and two assists for Dallas, which pulled within two points of Nashville for the final Central Division playoff berth. The outcome sets up an all-Florida first-round matchup between the Lightning and Panthers.
 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– Vegas still leads the West by four points over Colorado after Jonathan Marchessault scored at 4:43 of overtime to give the Golden Knights a 4-3 win over the Blues. Reilly Smith, Alec Martinez, and Nic Roy scored in regulation for the Knights, who have won six games after falling behind by two goals this season. Robin Lehner stopped 22 shots to improve to 16-3-2 since joining the Golden Knights last season.
 
– The Avalanche kept pace with Vegas as Mikko Rantanen scored his 30th goal of the season in a 3-2 verdict over the Kings. Cale Makar had a goal and an assist to help the Avs eliminate Los Angeles from playoff contention and give the Blues fourth place in the West. Tyson Jost also scored, Philipp Grubauer made 15 saves in the victory.
 
– Kirill Kaprizov scored 27 seconds into overtime to send the Wild to a 4-3 win against the Ducks. Victor Rask, Nico Sturm and Joel Eriksson Ek also scored for Minnesota, which has won three of its past four games and has points in five straight. Kaapo Kahkonen made 22 saves in the win.
 
– Thomas Greiss made 22 saves and the Red Wings scored three goals in the second period of a 5-2 win over the Blue Jackets. Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist, and Joe Veleno and Danny DeKeyser also scored in the second period for Detroit.
 
– The Coyotes were 5-2 winners over the Sharks as Phil Kessel scored the go-ahead goal for his 900th career point. Conor Garland added a goal and two assists for Arizona, which also benefited from an overturned San Jose goal that would have tied it in the third.
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MLB-INDIANS PEREZ
UNDATED (AP) – The Indians could be without Gold Glove catcher Roberto Perez for months. Perez has undergone surgery to fix a fractured ring finger. He suffered the injury last month and played nearly three weeks with it before the discomfort became too much. Perez hurt his finger when he got crossed up by reliever James Karinchak and caught a pitch with his bare hand.
 
Elsewhere in the League:
 
– The Phillies had Jean Segura and Bryce Harper in the lineup for Friday’s game against the Braves in Atlanta. Segura started at second base in his return from a right quad strain that landed him on the injured list. Harper missed four consecutive games with a sore left wrist.
 
– Twins outfielder Byron Buxton was put on the 10-day injured list with a strained right hip. The injury interrupts a stellar start for the 27-year-old Buxton, who is hitting .370 with nine home runs and five stolen bases.
 
– Reds first baseman Joey Votto has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a broken left thumb that could sideline him for a month. Votto was struck on the thumb with a pitch by Chicago’s Dallas Keuchel on Wednesday. The 37-year-old is batting .226 with five homers and 17 RBIs.
 
– The Angels have acquired catcher Drew Butera from Texas for cash considerations, allowing Los Angeles to designate backstop Jack Kruger for assignment. The 37-year-old Butera will back up Kurt Suzuki while catchers Max Stassi and Anthony Bemboom are sidelined by injuries.
 
– Utilityman Hernan Perez is back in the Brewers organization after accepting a minor league contract. Perez was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Tuesday after going 1 for 19 in 10 games. He was productive in his first stop with the Brewers, batting .258 with 45 homers, 175 RBIs and 67 steals in his 572 games.
 
– A fifth major league team has been able to relax coronavirus protocols after 85% of its players and other on-field personnel completed vaccination. Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association made the announcement without identifying any teams. They said seven additional teams had reached the 85% level of having received final doses and would be able to relax protocols within two weeks once they are fully vaccinated.
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NBA-PELICANS-WILLIAMSON OUT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The New Orleans Pelicans’ playoff hopes have been dealt a major blow with the loss of forward Zion Williamson, who is averaging 27 points and 7.2 rebounds in 61 games this season. Williamson is out indefinitely with a fractured left finger suffered in Tuesday’s game against Golden State.

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NHL-CANUCKS-MacEWEN

NEW YORK (AP) – Vancouver Canucks forward Zack MacEwen was suspended for one game without pay by the NHL for kneeing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse. The incident came midway through the second period Thursday night in the Canucks’ 6-3 victory in Edmonton. The suspension will cost MacEwen $7,112.

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NFL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the NFL’s directive tells The Associated Press a team can’t release a player simply because he is not vaccinated for COVID-19. Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane suggested hypothetically this week that he’d do so if it would provide more freedom within the team facilities for meetings and offseason programs. The NFL currently is formulating further plans and protocols for the offseason programs and training camp.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Jets have cut six players including wide receiver Josh Doctson in a flurry of moves before the team’s first rookie minicamp practice under new coach Robert Saleh. Cornerback Kyron Brown, tight end Connor Davis, offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi, kicker Chase McLaughlin and wide receiver Jaleel Scott were also released Friday.
 
– The Lions have signed center Frank Ragnow to a four-year, $54 million extension that keeps him under contract through the 2026 season for a total of $70 million. The deal makes him the NFL’s highest-paid player at the position.
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COLLEGE SPORTS

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The University of Hartford is dropping its sports teams from Division I to Division III. The decision comes after the Hartford men’s basketball team this season won its first America East championship this season and played in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, losing to eventual national champion Baylor in the first round. Hartford President Gregory Woodward says the school wants to “transition to this new model for intercollegiate athletics.”

 
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