K-Heart Sports – 05/27/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/27/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot High girls won both the WDA Team Dual Tennis Tournament and WDA Soccer Tournament on Thursday.
 
High School Girls Tennis
West Region Dual Tournament – Minot
 
First Round
#1 Minot 4, #9 Jamestown 1
#4 Dickinson 3, #5 Bismarck High 2
#2 Bismarck Legacy 5, #7 Williston 0
#3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, #6 Bismarck Century 2
 
Semifinal
#1 Minot 5, #4 Dickinson 0
#2 Bismarck Legacy 4, #3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 1
Loser Out
#5 Bismarck High 4, #9 Jamestown 1
#6 Bismarck Century 3, #7 Williston 2
 
State Qualifier
#3 Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, #5 Bismarck High 2
#6 Bismarck Century 3, #4 Dickinson 2
Championship
#1 Minot 4, #2 Bismarck Legacy 1
 
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High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson 11, #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
#4 Bismarck Century 7, #5 Jamestown 5
#2 Bismarck Legacy 11, #7 Williston 0
#6 Minot 5, #3 Mandan 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#5 Jamestown vs #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 11 am
#3 Mandan vs #7 Williston, 1:30 pm
Semifinal
#1 Dickinson vs #4 Bismarck Century, 4 pm
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #6 Minot, 6;30 PM
 
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High School Baseball
Class B
 

Region 8 Tournament – Hettinger
Championship
#4 Beulah 11, #1 Hazen 1

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High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson 14, #8 Willliston 1
#5 Jamestown 12, #4 Bismarck Legacy 8
#7 Bismarck Century 3, #2 Minot High 2
#3 Bismarck High 10, #6 Mandan 0
 
Today’s schedule
 
Loser Out
#4 Bismarck Legacy vs #8 Williston, 11 am
#2 Minot vs #6 Mandan, 1 pm
Semifinal
#1 Dickinson vs #5 Jamestown, 3 pm
#3 Bismarck High vs #7 Bismarck Century, 5 pm
 
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High School Girls Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck St. Mary’s
 
State Qualifier
#5 Mandan 1, #4 Jamestown 0
#3 Bismarck Legacy 2, #6 Bismarck Century 0
Championship
#1 Minot 2, #2 Bismarck High 0   (Minot’s MaLiah Burke – Senior Athlete of the Year and Matt Pfau -WDA Coach of the Year)
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STATE SOFTBALL
 
MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the State Class B Softball Tournament in Fargo next week.
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Tharaldson Park in Fargo
 
First Round (Thu 6/2)
#2 Kindred-Richland vs Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 11 am
#3 Beulah vs Thompson, 1 pm
#1 Central Cass vs Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 4 pm
#4 May-Port-C-G vs #5 Renville County, 6 pm
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Whit Merrifield drove in two runs with a double and scored on Bobby Witt Jr.’s double, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 Thursday night. Josh Staumont (2-1) worked a scoreless inning and picked up the win. Scott Barlow escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth and stranded two on base in the ninth to earn his fifth save as the Royals snapped a seven-game losing streak. Devin Smeltzer pitched seven scoreless innings for the Twins before Tyler Duffey (2-3) let the lead slip away in the eighth. Emmanuel Rivera singled with one out and moved to second on Ryan O’Hearn’s two-out, pinch-hit single. Merrifield then lined a double into the gap in right-center to tie the score at 2. After Andrew
Benintendi walked, Witt doubled to left-center, scoring Merrifield with the go-ahead run.
 
The Twins tried to rally in their half of the eighth, loading the bases on singles by Gary Sánchez, Gio Urshela and Luis Arraez with no outs. But Barlow came on to strike out the next two batters and retired Max Kepler on a soft grounder to first base, leaving the bases loaded. Smeltzer handcuffed the Royals all night, relying mostly on a mix of fastballs and changeups. He allowed two hits and walked one while striking out six. He was starting in place of Joe Ryan, who was added to the COVID-19 IL on Wednesday.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the clock ticked down the final seconds, Klay Thompson began dancing on the sideline before nearly being moved to tears during a celebration with his teammates. After two major surgeries and two years of grueling rehabilitation, Thompson is rounding back into form and shot the Golden State Warriors back into the NBA Finals. Thompson shimmied his way to 32 points and the Warriors advanced to their sixth finals in the past eight seasons by beating the Dallas Mavericks 120-110 in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night. Thompson tore his left ACL during a season-ending Game 6 loss in the 2019 NBA Finals against Toronto and then tore his right Achilles’ tendon just before the start of the 2020-21 season. After Golden State missed the postseason in both seasons he was sidelined, Thompson finally returned to action in January. Andrew Wiggins added 18 points and 10 rebounds, Dramond Green scored 17 points and Stephen Curry had 15 points and nine assists. He was named the MVP of the series. Luka Doncic overcame a slow start to score 28 points for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie added 26. Golden State will host the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between Boston and Miami on June 2 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. The Celtics hold a 3-2 lead heading into Game 6 at home on Friday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – CANES-RANGERS
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes controlled long stretches of play, stayed aggressive and even got a breakthrough in a two-month struggle on the power play. It was enough to secure another home playoff victory. Now they can turn their attention to trying to put away the New York Rangers, too. Vincent Trocheck buried a short-handed goal, Teuvo Teravainen had a rare power-play score and the Hurricanes beat the Rangers 3-1 on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series. It was part of yet another strong home performance for the Metropolitan Division champions, who improved to 7-0 at home in the postseason. Andrei Svechnikov also scored, beating Igor Shesterkin with a backhander on a breakaway midway through the third period as the Hurricanes protected their Game 5 lead. The Hurricanes can advance to the Eastern Conference finals to face reigning two-time Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay by winning Game 6 in New York on Saturday, though they are 0-5 away from PNC Arena so far despite tying for the NHL lead in regular-season road wins.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – OILERS-FLAMES
 
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl dominated the first playoff Battle of Alberta in 31 years. It was fitting Edmonton’s dynamic duo combined to end it. McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime and the Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series and advanced to the Western Conference finals. The Edmonton captain scored his seventh goal of the postseason, beating Jacob Markstrom off a pass from Draisaitl to send the Oilers spilling over the bench in celebration. Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists and Darnell Nurse, Jesse Puljujarvi and Evan Bouchard also scored for the Oilers. Mike Smith made 32 saves as Edmonton claimed the first postseason Battle of Alberta in 31 years. Draisaitl added four assists — his fifth straight contest registering three-plus points to build on the NHL playoff record he set in Game 4. McDavid and Draisaitl have both amassed 26 points to lead the playoffs so far. The Oilers will face either the Colorado Avalanche or St. Louis Blues in their first conference final appearance since 2006. Colorado leads that series 3-2, with Game 6 set for Friday in St. Louis.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/26/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/26/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Wednesday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Makoti
 
Championship
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington 14, #2 Renville County 4
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Region 8 Tournament – Hettinger
 
Loser Out
#1 Hazen 10, #5 Hettinger-Scranton 3
Semifinal
#1 Hazen 10, #2 Shiloh Christian 6
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship
#4 Beulah vs #1 Hazen, 1 pm
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Region 5 Tournament – Cando
 
Semifinal
#2 Rugby 7, #4 Northern Lights 2
Championship
#1 North Star 6, #2 Rugby 5
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
Championship (#1 seed)
#1 Renville County 10, #2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 3
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau 13, #10 Tioga 3
State Qualifier (#2 seed)
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 12, #3 Bottineau 1
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Region 4 Tournament – Wolf Softball Complex in Beulah
 
Championship (#1 seed)
#2 Beulah 8, #1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 1
Loser Out
#4 Heart River 5, #3 Harvey-Wells County 4 (9)
State Qualifier (#2 seed)
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 8, #4 Heart River 4
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MINOT, ND – Several WDA Tournaments begin today, including girls tennis here in Minot.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Mandan
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson vs #8 Bismarck St. Mary’s, 12:15 pm
#4 Bismarck Century vs #5 Jamestown, 2:30 pm
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Williston, 4:45 pm
#3 Mandan vs #6 Minot, 7 pm
 
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck
 
First Round
#1 Dickinson vs #8 Willliston, 11 am
#4 Bismarck Legacy vs #5 Jamestown, 1 pm
#2 Minot High vs #7 Bismarck Century, 3 pm
#3 Bismarck High vs #6 Mandan, 5 pm
 
High School Girls Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Bismarck St. Mary’s
 
State Qualifier
#4 Jamestown vs #5 Mandan, 4 pm
#3 Bismarck Legacy vs #6 Bismarck Century, 6 pm
Championship
#1 Minot vs #2 Bismarck High, 8 pm
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
 
West Region Dual Tournament – Minot
 
First Round – 10 am
#1 Minot vs #9 Jamestown
#4 Dickinson vs #5 Bismarck High
#2 Bismarck Legacy vs #7 Williston
#3 Bismarck St. Mary’s vs #6 Bismarck Century
 
Consolation, Semifinals 1 p.m.
State qualifiers, championship, 4 p.m
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STATE TRACK MEET
 
BISMARCK, ND – The 2022 combined Class A & B Boys & Girls Track & Field State Meet will be held today through Saturday at the MDU Resources Community Bowl in Bismarck. The event will at 4:30 pm today. On Friday and Saturday, the meet will begin with field events at 9:30 a.m. Bismarck Century is the defending Class A Boys and Girls champion. Kindred won the Class B Boys last year and Oakes won the Class B Girls.
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeimer Candelario hit the tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning after Harold Castro went deep twice earlier, and the Tigers came back to beat the Twins 4-2 on Wednesday, avoiding a three-game sweep. The Twins, who had their six-game winning streak stopped, loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom half. Michael Fulmer struck out Carlos Correa before yielding to Andrew Chafin, who struck out Max Kepler and retired Gary Sánchez on a foul pop for his first save this season.
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TWIN-RYAN COVID LIST
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed starting pitcher Joe Ryan on the COVID-19 injured list on Wednesday, bumping the surging rookie from his upcoming turn. Ryan was scheduled to pitch on Thursday against Kansas City. Manager Rocco Baldelli said Ryan was “doing OK.” The 25-year-old right-hander, who made five starts last season after being acquired in a trade with Tampa Bay, is 5-2 with a 2.28 ERA in eight starts this year. Ryan has 14 walks and 42 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings with a .186 opponent batting average. He leads all major league rookies in wins and innings and is second in strikeouts. The Twins recalled left-hander Devin Smeltzer from Triple-A St. Paul to take Ryan’s spot in the rotation. Smeltzer made two earlier starts for the Twins, winning one, with a 1.74 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. He pitched last Friday before being sent down for the return of Bailey Ober from the injured list, a back-and-forth move he has grown accustomed to since debuting in 2019.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-HEAT
 
MIAMI (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Celtics are now one win from the NBA Finals. They ran away after halftime to beat the Miami Heat 93-80 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference title series. Al Horford had 16 points and Derrick White added 14 for the Celtics. Tatum finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists. Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat, who shot 32% in the game — after shooting 33% in Boston’s 20-point win in Game 4. Gabe Vincent added 15, Jimmy Butler had 13 and Duncan Robinson scored 11 for Miami. The Heat were 7 for 45 from 3-point range. Game 6 is in Boston on Friday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – BLUES-AVALANCHE
 
DENVER (AP) — Tyler Bozak and the St. Louis Blues experienced just about every emotion imaginable over the course of a win-or-season-ends game in which they fell behind by three goals. Ultimately, they landed on this improbable one — elation. Bozak scored 3:38 into overtime and the Blues fended off elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, overcoming a pair of deficits in a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Bozak, a fourth-line center, unleashed a shot from near the blueline that got past Darcy Kuemper, capping a remarkable comeback for St. Louis. Robert Thomas had two goals, including the tying tally with 56 seconds left in regulation, for a resilient Blues team. It’s the latest game-tying goal for the Blues when facing elimination, according to NHL Stats. Vladimir Tarasenko and Justin Faulk also scored, Nick Leddy had four assists and Pavel Buchnevich had two. They never doubted — even down 3-0 late in the second period and 4-3 late in the third. Game 6 is Friday in St. Louis.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/25/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/25/22 – 0700
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
Semifinal
#3 Bishop Ryan 9, #1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 8
Championship
#2 Surrey 7, #3 Bishop Ryan 4
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Region 7 Tournament – Makoti
 
Semifinal
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington 7, #2 Renville County 6 (8)
Loser Out
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 12, #5 Stanley 11
Semifinal
#2 Renville County 12, #4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #2 Renville County, 3 pm
(if needed, 2nd championship follows by 30 minutes)
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Region 5 Tournament – Rugby
 
Loser Out
#4 Northern Lights 1, #3 Bottineau 0
#5 Harvey-Wells County 6, #6 Dunseith 5
Semifinal
#1 North Star 8, #2 Rugby 1
Loser Out
#4 Northern Lights 22, #5 Harvey-Wells County 5
 
Today’s schedule – Cando
 
Semifinal
#2 Rugby vs #4 Northern Lights, 3 pm
Championship
#1 North Star vs Rugby/NL winner, 5 pm
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
Second Round
#1 Renville County 22, #4 Rugby 0
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 23, #3 Bottineau 6
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau 8, #5 Ray 7
#10 Tioga 23, #4 Rugby 22
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship (#1 seed)
#1 Renville County vs #2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 3 pm (KC Field)
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau vs #10 Tioga, 3 pm (Eagles Field)
State Qualifier (#2 seed)
RC/DLB loser vs Bottineau/Tioga winner, 5 pm (KC Field)
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Region 4 Tournament – Wolf Softball Complex in Beulah
 
Second Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 10, #5 Washburn-Center-Stanton 1
#2 Beulah 7, #6 Central McLean 1
Loser Out
#4 Heart River 17, #8 Hazen 7
#3 Harvey-Wells County 18, #7 Wilton-Wing 3
#4 Heart River 13, #6 Central McLean 3
#3 Harvey-Wells County 5, #5 Washburn-Center-Stanton 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Championship (#1 seed)
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #2 Beulah, 3 pm (Diamond 1)
Loser Out
#3 Harvey-Wells County vs #4 Heart River, 3 pm (Diamond 2)
State Qualifier (#2 seed)
VDA/Beulah loser vs HWC/HR winner, 5 pm (Diamond 1)
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High School Baseball
Class A
WDA Tournament – Play In
(8) Bismarck St. Mary’s 8, (9) Bismarck High 2
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
(5) Mandan 3, (8) Williston 0
(6) Bismarck Century 2, (7) Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sonny Gray was fully aware of the solid start the Minnesota Twins needed from him, with injuries piling up on their pitching staff. He delivered a gem, showing just why the Twins were willing to part with their most recent first-round draft pick to get him. Gray struck out a season-high 10 over seven sharp innings, carrying the Twins past the Detroit Tigers 2-0 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Gray (2-1) allowed four hits and one walk in by far his best of six starts with his new team. The Twins, who are 23-8 since April 21, have won each of the last four games with Gray on the mound after he returned from a strained hamstring.
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LYNX-LIBERTY
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aerial Powers scored 12 of her 18 points on free throws and the Minnesota Lynx held off the New York Liberty 84-78 on Tuesday night. Powers added nine rebounds and two blocks for Minnesota (2-6). Kayla McBride scored 15 points and made four free throws in the final 15.9 seconds to preserve the victory. Sylvia Fowles finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds, while Moriah Jefferson scored 12. The Lynx outscored New York 27-13 at the foul line and picked up their first home win in their third try. Natasha Howard had 23 points to lead the Liberty (1-5). Rebecca Allen, who came in averaging 4.0 points per game, made four 3-pointers and scored 21. Han Xu had 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench, while Sabrina Ionescu totaled 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. New York took a 65-63 lead into the final quarter.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVS
 
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 14 rebounds, and the Mavericks beat Golden State 119-109 in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The loss snapped the Warriors’ nine-game winning streak in Western Conference finals games, though they are still firmly in control of this series headed back to California for Game 5 on Thursday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – OILERS-FLAMES
 
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored his second goal of the game with 3:27 left in regulation, and the Oilers beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 to take a 3-1 lead in the second-round playoff series. Evander Kane scored his NHL-leading 11th and 12th goals of the postseason, and Zach Hyman added a goal for Edmonton. Leon Draisaitl added three assists and Mike Smith made 29 saves. Connor McDavid also had two assists. He has 25 points in 11 playoff games for the Oilers, who earned a third straight victory over their provincial rival. Rasmus Andersson, Elias Lindholm and Mikael Backlund scored for Calgary. Jacob Markstrom stopped 21 shots.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – RANGERS-HURRICANES
 
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Copp had a goal and two assists, and Frank Vatrano and Adam Fox each had a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 in Game 4 Tuesday night, evening the second-round series. Mika Zibanejad also scored, Ryan Lindgren had two assists and Igor Shesterkin stopped 30 shots for the Rangers, who won their fifth straight at home in the postseason. In the series, New York won two at home after opening with two losses at Carolina. Teuvo Teravainen scored and Antti Raanta finished with 24 saves for the Hurricanes, who fell to 0-5 on the road in the postseason to go along with their 6-0 mark at home. Game 5 is in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday night, and Game 6 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/24/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/23/22 – 1600
 
MINOT, ND – Class B baseball and softball region tournaments began Monday.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot
 
First Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 23, #4 Garrison 3
#2 Surrey 6, #3 Bishop Ryan 3
Loser Out
#3 Bishop Ryan 12, #4 Garrison 11
Semifinal
#2 Surrey 6, #1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 5
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #3 Bishop Ryan, 5 pm
Championship
#2 Surrey vs VDA/BR winner, 7 pm
(if needed, second championship Thursday at 5 pm)
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Region 7 Tournament – Makoti
 
First Round
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 15, #5 Stanley 5
Second Round
#2 Renville County 9, #3 Lewis & Clark 0
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington 12, #4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke 2
Loser Out
#5 Stanley 11, #3 Lewis & Clark 9
 
Today’s schedule
 
Semifinal
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington vs #2 Renville County, 11 am
Loser Out
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central vs #5 Stanley, 30 min after
DLB/RC loser vs K-B-BC/Stanley winner, 30 min after
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Region 5 Tournament – Cando
 
Second Round
#2 Rugby 7, #3 Bottineau 5
#1 North Star 10, #5 Harvey-Wells County 0
 
Today’s schedule – Rugby
 
Loser Out
#3 Bottineau vs #4 Northern Lights, 11 am
#5 Harvey-Wells County vs #6 Dunseith, 1 pm
Semifinal
#1 North Star vs #2 Rugby, 3 pm
Loser Out
Bottineau/NL winner vs H-WC/Dunseith winner, 5 pm
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot
 
First Round
#1 Renville County 21, #8 Divide County 9
#4 Rugby 15, #5 Ray 14
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 32, #10 Tioga 7
#3 Bottineau 14, #6 Glenburn 4
Loser Out
#5 Ray 25, #8 Divide County 4
#10 Tioga 39, #6 Glenburn 30
 
Today’s schedule
 
Second Round
#1 Renville County vs #4 Rugby, 4 pm (KC Field)
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark vs #3 Bottineau, 4 pm (Eagles Field)
Loser Out
#5 Ray vs DLB/Bottineau loser, 6 pm (KC Field)
#10 Tioga vs RC/Rugby loser, 6 pm (Eagles Field)
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Region 4 Tournament – Wolf Softball Complex in Beulah
 
First Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose 28, #8 Hazen 1
#5 Washburn-Center-Stanton 18, #4 Heart River 7
#2 Beulah 18, #7 Wilton-Wing 0
#6 Central McLean 16, #3 Harvey-Wells County 4
 
Today’s schedule
 
Second Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #5 Washburn-Center-Stanton, 1 pm (Diamond 1)
#2 Beulah vs #6 Central McLean, 1 pm (Diamond 2)
Loser Out
#4 Heart River vs #8 Hazen, 3 pm (Diamond 1)
#3 Harvey-Wells County vs #7 Wilton-Wing, 3 pm (Diamond 2)
Beulah/CM loser vs HR/Hazen winner, 5 pm (Diamond 1)
VD-A/WCS loser vs H-WC/WW winner, 5 pm (Diamond 2)
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High School Baseball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
(7) Williston 3, (10) Watford City 2
 
 
High School Girls Softball
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
(7) Bismarck Century 15, (10) Turtle Mountain 1
(8) Williston 23, (9) Watford City 3
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Class A
 
WDA Tournament – Play In
(9) Jamestown 3, (8) Mandan 2
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
Watford City Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 299
2. Minot, 313
3. Bismarck High, 339
4. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 343
5. Williston, 353
6. Bismarck Legacy, 356
7. Mandan, 359
8. Dickinson, 360
9. Watford City, 387
 
Medalist: Logan Schoepp of Bismarck Century, 72
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TWINS-TIGERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler hit an early grand slam, and Gio Urshela’s infield single in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Minnesota Twins a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Urshela hit a grounder toward Tigers shortstop Javier Báez, who couldn’t make a play. That allowed Kepler — who launched his slam in the first inning — to score the winning run. It was the second day in a row that Urshela drove in the deciding run. His single in the top of the ninth Sunday against Kansas City lifted the Twins to a 7-6 comeback win. Emilio Pagan (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win. Andrew Chafin (0-1) took the loss. Twins starter Chris Archer allowed just one run but lasted only four innings. The veteran right-hander has not pitched deeper than 4 1/3 innings in any of his eight starts this year.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-HEAT
 
BOSTON (AP) — Huge leads. Lengthy scoring droughts. Blowouts. The Eastern Conference finals between the Heat and Celtics are as close as can be — heading back to Miami all tied up at two wins apiece. But the individual games have been anything but. Boston scored 18 of the first 19 points on Monday night on the way to a 102-82 victory in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series. The Celtics led by as many as 32 in the third quarter — a big gap, even for a series that has been full of them. The series now shifts to Miami for Game 5 on Wednesday, with Boston guaranteed another game at home on Friday. The Heat would host the decisive seventh game on Sunday, if necessary.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-PANTHERS
 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Andrei Vasilevskiy had 49 saves and the Tampa Bay Lightning completed a four-game sweep of the Florida Panthers with a 2-0 victory Monday night that sent the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions back to the Eastern Conference final for the sixth time in eight years. Pat Maroon snapped a scoreless tie, batting Zach Bogosian’s shot down behind Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before the puck trickled into the net a little over six minutes into the third period. Ondrej Palat added an empty-net goal with 22 seconds left. Vasilevskiy won his sixth straight game, a streak that began with the Lightning facing a 3-2 series deficit in the opening round. It was his sixth shutout in his last seven series-clinching wins. The Panthers became the first Presidents’ Trophy winners to be swept by a defending Stanley Cup champion in the playoffs since Edmonton breezed past Calgary on its way to another title in 1988.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – AVS-BLUES
 
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored three goals, including two during a four-goal second period barrage, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference series. Erik Johnson and Devon Toews also scored and Mikko Rantanen added an empty netter for the Avalanche, while Darcy Kuemper made 17 saves. David Perron scored twice and Pavel Buchnevich had a goal and an assist for the Blues. Ville Husso, making his first start since Game 3 of the first round against Minnesota, made 31 saves. Game 5 is Wednesday in Colorado.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/22/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/22/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
Class A (end of regular season)
 
Dickinson 13, Minot 0 (Dickinson #1-seed)
Dickinson 17, Minot 5 (Minot #6-seed)
 
 
High School Boys Track & Field
Class A
 
West Region Meet – Dickinson
1. Bismarck Century , 177.5
2. Bismarck High, 173.5
3. Williston, 87
4. Mandan, 62
5. Minot, 58.5
6. Bismarck Legacy, 53
7. Dickinson, 51
8. Jamestown, 37
9. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 23.5
10. Watford City, 18
11. Turtle Mountain, 0
 
Class B
 
Northwest Region Meet – Minot
1. Surrey, 123
2. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 95
3. Bishop Ryan, 75
4. New Town, 68
5. South Prairie – Max, 64
6. Stanley, 57
7. Powers Lake, 52
8. Nedrose, 34
8. Garrison, 34
10. Kenmare-Bowbells, 33
11. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 24
12. Trinity Christian, 22
13. Trenton, 19
14. Williams County, 7
15. Parshall, 6
16. Divide County, 3
17. White Shield, 1
 
North Central Region Meet – Rugby
1. Rugby, 213
2. Harvey-Wells County, 171
3. Northern Lights, 65
4. Bottineau, 61
5. Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 58
6. Benson County, 56
7. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 45
8. North Star, 29
9. Glenburn, 21
10. Rolette, 14
11. Dunseith, 1
 
 
High School Girls Track & Field
Class A
 
West Region Meet – Dickinson
1. Bismarck Century, 147.33
2. Bismarck High, 127
3. Jamestown, 104.33
4. Minot, 88
5. Mandan, 68.5
6. Dickinson, 65
7. Williston, 43
8. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 37
9. Bismarck Legacy, 36.33
10. Watford City, 21
11. Turtle Mountain, 0
 
Class B
 
Northwest Region Meet – Minot
1. Bishop Ryan, 146
2. Stanley, 120
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 92
4. Kenmare-Bowbells, 73.5
5. Nedrose, 48.5
6. South Prairie – Max, 42
7. Williams County, 40
8. Surrey, 39
9. New Town, 30
10. Garrison, 22
11. Powers Lake, 20
12. Trenton, 16
13. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 14
14. Divide County, 12
15. Parshall, 8
16. Trinity Christian, 5
 
North Central Region Meet – Rugby
1. Rugby, 231
2. Bottineau, 112
3. Benson County, 89
4. Velva/Drake-Anamoose, 76
5. Harvey-Wells County, 71
6. North Star, 60
7. New Rockford-Sheyenne, 46
8. Rolette, 22
9. Northern Lights, 17
10. Glenburn, 10
11. Westhope-Newburg, 1
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Joe Ryan struck out six and the Minnesota Twins capped the game with a four-run ninth inning for a 9-2 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night. Ryan (5-2) allowed one run on five hits in 5 2/3 innings with six strikeouts. Minnesota had a pair of two-run innings and was ahead going into the ninth, when the offense erupted — including two-run double by Carlos Correa. The top six batters in the Twins lineup all collected RBIs in the win, and Minnesota’s Luis Arráez had two RBIs and scored on a wild pitch. Brad Keller (1-4) tossed seven innings for the Royals, giving up four runs on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks. He also notched his 400th career strikeout in the sixth inning.
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LYNX-WINGS
 
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marina Mabrey scored 22 points, Arike Ogunbowale added 20 and the Dallas Wings pulled away in the second half to beat the Minnesota Lynx 94-78 on Saturday night. Dallas (4-2) trailed 45-43 at halftime, but Kayla Thornton made a 3-pointer with 8:22 left in the third quarter to put the Wings up 51-49 and they never trailed again. The Wings outscored the Lynx 36-19 in the third period. Thornton finished with 12 points to help Dallas grab its first home win after an 0-2 start. Satou Sabally had 11 points and five rebounds off the bench before fouling out. Jessica Shepard, Sylvia Fowles and Kayla McBride all had 14 points to pace Minnesota (1-6). Moriah Jefferson and Aerial Powers scored 12 apiece as all five starters reached double figures. The Lynx bench was outscored 27-12 by the Dallas reserves.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-HEAT
 
BOSTON (AP) — Still angry over a blowout loss in Miami that cost them home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals, the Heat jumped to a 26-point first-half lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 3. Then Bam Adebayo made sure it was enough – just barely – to give Miami a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The Heat center scored 31 points with 10 rebounds, filling a void left by injured All-Star Jimmy Butler and leading Miami to a 109-103 victory Saturday night. Adebayo also had six assists and four of the Heat’s franchise postseason record 19 steals. The Celtics never led, but they cut a 46-20 deficit to one point, 93-92, with 2:40 to play on a 3-pointer from Jaylen Brown, who finished with 40 points. Max Strus answered with a 3 and then Adebayo bounced off defender Al Horford and made a basket at the shot clock buzzer to give Miami a six-point cushion. The Celtics never came any closer. Game 4 is Monday night in Boston.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – AVS-BLUES
 
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Despite regaining the edge in their second-round series, the Colorado Avalanche aren’t satisfied. Artturi Lehkonen scored twice, Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots and the Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in Game 3 on Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Logan O’Connor, Nazem Kadri and Gabriel Landeskog also scored as the Avalanche bounced back from a 4-1 loss at home two nights earlier, and improved to 3-0 on the road in the postseason. Game 4 is Monday night in St. Louis.
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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-WWODS
 
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tiger Woods produced a couple of firsts Saturday, neither cause for a fist pump. He posted his highest score ever in the PGA Championship, and later withdrew from a major for the first time in his pro career. Hours after Woods limped his way to a 9-over 79 in the third round at Southern Hills, he informed the PGA of America of his withdrawal. Anyone who watched the staggered steps from a right leg that was battered 15 months ago in a car crash should not have been surprised. Woods declined media interviews after his round, speaking only to a pool reporter. He was asked if days like this — high pain, high score — made him question the process it takes to play and if he would tee it up on Sunday. “Well, I’m sore. I know that is for a fact,” he said. “We’ll do some work and see how it goes.” The PGA of America announced his withdrawal after the third round ended. Woods was 21 shots behind Mito Pereira of Chile, who takes a three-shot lead into the final round.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/21/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/21/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Friday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
Jamestown 6, Minot 5 (10)
Minot 6, Jamestown 4
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
Jamestown Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 328
2. Minot, 332
3. Bismarck Legacy, 359
4. Jamestown, 360
5. Mandan, 363
6. Bismarck High, 364
7. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 366
8. Williston, 368
 
Medalist: Logan Schoepp of Bismarck Century, 77
 
 
High School Girls Soccer (end of regular season)
Minot 10, Williston 0 (Majettes 13-0, WDA regular season champs, winning streak at 29)
Bismarck High 3, Bismarck Legacy 0 (Bismarck finishes 2nd in WDA, Legacy 3rd)
Mandan 6, Bismarck Century 0
Jamestown 2, St. Mary’s 0
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Minot 8, Dickinson 1 (Majettes 17-0, clinch WDA regular season title, first since 2018)
Bismarck St. Mary’s 6, Williston 3
Fargo Davies 5, Bismarck Legacy 0
Fargo Davies 4, Bismarck High 1
Bismarck Century 4, West Fargo 1
Bismarck Legacy 4 West Fargo 1
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FARGO, ND – The latest softball polls as voted on by the high school coaches.
 
Class A Softball Coaches Poll
1. Dickinson (previously) 1
2. Minot 3
3. West Fargo Sheyenne 5
4. West Fargo 2
5. Bismarck High 6
6. Jamestown 4
7. Bismarck Legacy 7
8. Mandan 8
9. Grand Forks Red River 9
10. Bismarck Century 10
 
Class B Softball Coaches Poll (Final)
1. Central Cass 1
2. Kindred-Richland 2
3. Beulah 3
4. Thompson 4
5. Velva/Drake-Anamoose 8
6. Renville County 5
7. May-Port-CG 6
8. Harvey-Wells County 7
9. Northern Cass NR
10. Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 9
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MINOT, ND – The Region 7 Baseball Tournament was scheduled to begin today, but has been postponed to Monday. Many other Class B baseball and softball region tournaments begin Monday as well.
 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
Region 7 Tournament – Makoti (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
First Round
#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central vs #5 Stanley, 10 am
Second Round
#2 Renville County vs #3 Lewis & Clark, 30 min after
#1 Des Lacs-Burlington vs K-B-BC/Stanley winner, 30 min after
Loser Out
K-B-BC/Stanley loser vs RC/L&C loser, 30 min after
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Region 6 Tournament – Corbett Field in Minot (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
First Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #4 Garrison, 1 pm
#2 Surrey vs #3 Bishop Ryan, 3 pm
Loser Out
Velva/D-A/Garrison loser vs Surrey/Ryan loser, 5 pm
Semifinal
Velva/D-A/Garrison winner vs Surrey/Ryan winner, 7 pm
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Region 5 Tournament – Cando (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
Second Round
#2 Rugby vs #3 Bottineau, 11 am
#1 North Star vs #4 Northern Lights/#5 Harvey-Wells County winner, 1 pm
Loser Out
Northern Lights/Harvey loser vs Rugby/Bottineau loser, 3 pm
North Star/ NL/H-WC loser vs #6 Dunseith, 5 pm
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High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – South Hill Complex in Minot (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
First Round
#1 Renville County vs #8 Divide County, 2 pm (KC Field)
#4 Rugby vs #5 Ray, 2 pm (Eagles Field)
#2 Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark vs #10 Tioga, 4 pm (KC Field)
#3 Bottineau vs #6 Glenburn, 4 pm (Eagles Field)
Loser Out
RC/DC loser vs Rugby/Ray loser, 6 pm (KC Field)
DLB/L&C / Tioga loser vs Bottineau/Glenburn loser, 6 pm (Eagles Field)
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Region 4 Tournament – Wolf Softball Complex in Beulah (Mon. 5/23 schedule)
 
First Round
#1 Velva/Drake-Anamoose vs #8 Hazen/#9 Garrrison winner, 11 am
#4 Heart River vs #5 Washburn-Center-Stanton, 1 pm
#2 Beulah vs #7 Wilton-Wing/#10 South Prairie-Max winner, 3 pm
#3 Harvey-Wells County vs #6 Central McLean, 5 pm
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PGA-HOGE
 
TULSA, Oklahoma — Fargo PGA pro Tom Hoge seemed to find his groove early on Friday at the PGA Championship but that momentum faded quickly and he fell well back into the pack after the second round at Southern Hills Country Club. Hoge, who was 4-under and tied for second after Thursday’s opening round, struggled home in 4-over 74 on Friday and he is tied for 23rd at even-par 140 heading into the weekend. Will Zalatoris, who was tied with Hoge in second after Thursday’s first round, zipped to the top of the leaderboard with a 5-under 65 on Friday. He is at 9-under and leads Mito Pereia, who shot 64 on Friday, by one shot.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Kyle Garlick and Jose Miranda each drove in two runs, leading Devin Smeltzer and the Minnesota Twins past the Kansas City Royals 6-4 on Friday night. Garlick put Minnesota on the scoreboard with an RBI single in a three-run first inning and added a sacrifice fly in the second. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the fourth. Miranda had two hits, including a two-run double with two outs in the eighth that made it 6-3. Smeltzer (1-0) allowed one run and five hits over 5 1/3 innings, throwing 74 pitches in his second major league start this season. He walked one and did not record a strikeout. Jhoan Duran worked 1 2/3 hitless innings to set up Emilio Pagán for his sixth save. Pagán gave up three hits in the ninth, including Emmanuel Rivera’s solo homer. Royals starter Daniel Lynch (2-3) gave up four runs on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVERICKS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Luka Doncic had been dominating for most of the night, yelling in celebration and flexing his arms in Stephen Curry’s house. Then Curry and the Golden State Warriors delivered one of those signature third-quarter flurries that have defined so many of their postseason runs — with this one sparked by Kevon Looney. Just like that, the Warriors are two wins from getting back to another NBA Finals. Curry scored 32 points with six 3-pointers and eight more rebounds, Looney had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Warriors rallied past the Dallas Mavericks 126-117 on Friday for a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Doncic scored 42 points and the Mavericks led most of the way before Golden State grabbed its first lead of the night on Otto Porter Jr.’s 3-pointer 18 seconds into the fourth. The series shifts to Dallas for Game 3 on Sunday.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – HURRICANES-RANGERS
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Brendan Smith had gone nine years since last finding the back of the net in the Stanley Cup playoffs. And Antti Raanta, well, he never had a postseason game like this. The Carolina Hurricanes keep finding different ways to win in the playoffs. It’s why they’re unbeaten at home, and up 2-0 again in a series. Smith scored a short-handed goal late in the second period while Raanta had 21 saves for his first postseason shutout to help the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-0 on Friday night, claiming Game 2 of their second-round series. Now 6-0 at home in the playoffs, Carolina faces the challenge of winning on the road for the first time in the postseason after failing to win a road game against the Bruins. They’ll get their first chance to win at Madison Square Garden in Game 3 on Sunday.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – OILERS-FLAMES
 
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers got off to another slow start. This time, they bounced back quickly. Zach Hyman scored the go-ahead short-handed goal midway through the third period and the Oilers rallied to beat the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Friday night, evening the second-round series at one game apiece. Edmonton captain Connor McDavid had a goal and an assist, becoming the fastest active player to reach 20 points (six goals, 14 assists in nine games) in a single postseason, and fastest among any player since Mario Lemieux in 1992. The best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal heads to Edmonton’s Rogers Place for Game 3 on Sunday.
 
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/20/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/20/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Thursday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 
Class B
Hazen 12, Hettinger-Scranton 2
Beulah 5, Shiloh Christian 4
 
Region 6 Tournament – Play in
Bishop Ryan 14, South Prairie-Max 4
Garrison 6, Central McLean 4
 
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Minot 12, Williston 2
 
Class B
 
Region 3 Tournament – Play In
Tioga 28, Bishop Ryan 15
Divide County 21, Stanley 11
Glenburn 19, New Town 9
 
Region 4 Tournament – Play In
Hazen 19, Garrison 9
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
Bismarck St. Mary’s 3, Williston 2
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Minot 8, Jamestown 1   (Majettes win WDA regular season title)
Bismarck Legacy 9, Bismarck Century 0
Bismarck High 5, Mandan 4
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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-HOGE
 
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NDHSAA) – Tom Hoge continues to impress on the PGA Tour this season and on Thursday the former Fargo South standout found himself one shot off the lead in a Major tournament. Hoge fired a 4-under 66 on Thursday during the opening round of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Hoge is tied for second place and is one shot behind Rory Rory McIlroy (5-under). Hoge, a 2007 Fargo South graduate, opened the tournament with a birdie and was 3-under at the turn. In total, Hoge carded five birdies in the round. It has been a big year on the PGA Tour this season for Hoge, who played in his first Masters tournament last month and recorded his first PGA Tour win in February.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – CELTICS-HEAT
 
MIAMI (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown each had 24 and the Boston Celtics went on a massive first-half run to roll past the Miami Heat 127-102 on Thursday night in Game 2 of the series. Smart was a rebound shy of a triple-double, after adding 12 assists and nine rebounds. Grant Williams scored 19 points for Boston, which used a 17-0 run late in the first quarter — fueled by five 3-pointers in the span of six possessions — to take control. Payton Pritchard and Al Horford each had 10 for the Celtics.Jimmy Butler had 29 points in 32 minutes for Miami, which fell to 7-1 at home in these playoffs. Gabe Vincent and Victor Oladipo each scored 14 points, and Tyler Herro added 11 for the Heat. The Celtics — now 4-0 in these playoffs in the game immediately following a loss — made 20 shots from 3-point range to Miami’s 10. Game 3 is Saturday in Boston.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – BLUES-AVS
 
DENVER (AP) — Between the new line combinations and wrinkles — using five forwards on a power play — there was one big-time constant for St. Louis: Jordan Binnington. Stellar in goal yet again. David Perron scored twice as St. Louis juggled its offensive pairings, Binnington made 30 saves and the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Thursday night to tie their second-round series at a game apiece. Jordan Kyrou added a goal and Brandon Saad sealed it with an empty-netter for the Blues, who rode another superb performance from Binnington. The Blues goaltender stopped 51 shots during a 3-2 overtime loss in Game 1. Binnington’s flashing his 2019 form, when as a rookie he led the Blues to a Stanley Cup title with a 16-10 mark and a 2.46 goals-against average. It was also his 20th career playoff win. There are only two other goaltenders who have as many postseason wins as him since 2019 — Andrei Vasilevskiy (40-21) and Tuukka Rask (22-16), according to NHL Stats. Game 3 is Saturday in St. Louis.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-PANTHERS
 
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — In four games over a pressure-filled week, the Tampa Bay Lightning have gone from the brink of playoff elimination to a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of their best-of-seven series on Thursday night. The Lightning have won four straight since falling behind Toronto 3-2 in the first round and will look to take a commanding series lead over the Presidents Trophy-winning Panthers when the matchup moves across the state to Tampa for Game 3 on Sunday. Florida, which had the NHL’s best record during the regular season, now has to win four of the final five games in the series to advance to the Eastern Conference final.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/19/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/19/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Wednesday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 
Class A
Bismarck Legacy 11, Watford City 0
Bismarck Legacy 10, Watford City 0
 
Bismarck Century 11 Williston 0
Bismarck Century 6 Williston 0
 
Class B
Region 5 Tournament – First Round
Bottineau 11, Dunseith 10
 
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Dickinson 11, Mandan 1
Dickinson 11, Mandan 1
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament
1. Bottineau, +86
2. Our Redeemer’s, +101
3. Glenburn, +114
4. Northern Lights, +124
5. Rugby, +125
6. Harvey-Wells County, +127
7. Westhope, +139
8. Bishop Ryan, +151
9. Nedrose, +189
 
Medalist: Zach Hendrickson of Our Redeemer’s, 83
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TWINS-A’s
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 with an RBI double in his return from a stint on the injured list caused by a bruised middle finger on his right hand, and the Minnesota Twins set a season high for runs Wednesday in a 14-4 rout of the Oakland Athletics. Correa was reinstated from the 10-day injured list after missing 11 games due to an injury sustained when a pitch hit the two-time All-Star while he gripped the bat during a swing. Gary Sánchez went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Luis Arráez, Ryan Jeffers and Gilberto Celestino each drove in two runs. Gio Urshela, Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler and Nick Gordon also had RBIs for the Twins, who won their first series in Oakland since 2011, stopping a nine-series losing streak. Minnesota took two of three from the A’s in a series that drew just 13,884, including 7,106 for the afternoon finale.
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MINNESOTA UNITED
 
SAINT PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Robin Lod scored in the 87th minute to help Minnesota United earn a 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Wednesday. Lod scored the equalizer for United (4-5-3) with an assist from DJ Taylor. Sacha Kljestan broke a scoreless tie with a penalty-kick goal in the 83rd minute for the Galaxy (6-4-2). United outshot the Galaxy 17-12, but LA had an 8-4 edge in shots on goal. Dayne St. Clair saved three shots for United. Jonathan Bond had seven saves for the Galaxy.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – WARRIORS-MAVERICKS
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson slowed down, caught their breath and stopped rushing shots, the Splash Brothers got on a roll that proved too much for Dallas to stop. Especially because Andrew Wiggins worked end to end to make sure Luka Doncic couldn’t get going. Curry had 21 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, Golden State held Doncic in check and the Warriors beat the Mavericks 112-87 on Wednesday night for a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Doncic scored 20 points but shot just 6 for 18 and 3 of 10 from deep. He made back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first half to get his team within 54-45 at the break, but Curry and Thompson heated up and helped the Warriors pull away in the second half. Jalen Brunson scored 14 points but missed all five of his 3’s for the surprising Mavs, who stunned the top-seeded Suns in a 123-90 thumping in Game 7 on Sunday in Phoenix.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – HURRICANES-RANGERS
 
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sebastian Aho extended the game. Ian Cole ended it. And that allowed the Carolina Hurricanes to escape their first home loss of the playoffs despite being completely outplayed most of the night. Cole beat Igor Shesterkin at 3:12 of overtime to help the Hurricanes beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night, making a late rally to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. Aho had forced the extra period when he pushed one past Shesterkin late in the third period in a dramatic finish. Yet it overshadowed the fact that the Metropolitan Division winners were fortunate to win after the Rangers controlled the first 40 minutes. The Hurricanes won home-ice by securing the division title with a win against the Rangers in Madison Square Garden in the final week of the regular season. They nearly handed it over but instead will seek a sixth straight win here when they host Game 2 on Friday night.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – FLAMES-OILERS
 
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first Battle of Alberta in the playoffs in 31 years didn’t disappoint. The Calgary Flames got a hat trick from Matthew Tkachuk to outlast the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 and grab Game 1 of the second round series Wednesday night after a blistering game that saw the most goals in a postseason game in 29 years. Blake Coleman scored twice for the Flames. Rasmus Andersson and Andrew Mangiapane each had a goal and two assists, and Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie also scored. Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots for the win. Zach Hyman scored twice for Edmonton, and Connor McDavid had a goal and three assists for his fourth straight multi-point game in the playoffs. McDavid leads the league’s postseason points race with five goals and 13 assists. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and two assists and Kailer Yamamoto and Evan Bouchard also scored for the Oilers. Edmonton starter Mike Smith was pulled in the first period after allowing three goals on 10 shots. Mikko Koskinen made 32 saves in relief. The winner of the best-of-seven series advances to the Western Conference final. Game 2 is Friday at the Saddledome before the series heads to Edmonton for Sunday’s Game 3 and Tuesday’s Game 4.
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/18/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/18/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – A pair of Minot State throwers will get a chance to finish the 2022 season on the biggest stage. Leif Nelson and Kori Nagel both earned a spot at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Track & Field Championships to be held May 26-28 at Grand Valley State in Michigan. The trip to nationals in the first for both Minot State student-athletes who each earned All-NSIC honors last week at the NSIC Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
 
Nelson, a sophomore Entrepreneurship major from Devils Lake, North Dakota, qualified for nationals in the men’s javelin with a throw of 210 feet, 1 inch, a mark that also is a new all-time record in the event at Minot State. Nelson’s throw ranks him No. 16 in the nation in the javelin. He will compete in the event at nationals at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.
 
As for Nagel, a freshman Nursing major from Center, North Dakota, she turned in a throw of 155 feet, 7 inches in the women’s discus which ranks her No. 18 in the national and is an NCAA Division II-era school record in the event. She will compete in the discus on Friday, May 27, at 4 p.m. at nationals.
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MINOT, ND – Tuesday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 
Class A
Bismarck Century 4, Bismarck High 2
Bismarck Century 17, Bismarck High 1
 
Dickinson 8, Watford City 1 (Dickinson wins WDA regular season title)
Dickinson 18, Watford City 2
 
Mandan 14, Williston 1
Mandan 15, Williston 1
 
Jamestown 10, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
Jamestown 12, Bismarck St. Mary’s 4
 
Class B
 
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 12, Bottineau 0
 
Northern Lights 4, Harvey-Wells County 0
 
Harvey-Wells County 19, Dunseith 7
 
Hazen 7, Beulah 5
Beulah 8, Hazen 7
 
Heart River 6, Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton 4
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Minot 10, Mandan 0
Mandan 4, Minot 2
 
Bismarck Legacy 21, Williston 0
Bismarck Legacy 21, Williston 3
 
Bismarck High 19, Watford City 0
Bismarck High 17, Watford City 0
 
Dickinson 13, Bismarck Century 2
Dickinson 11, Bismarck Century 1
 
Turtle Mountain 11, Jamestown JV 8
Turtle Mountain 8, Jamestown JV 7
 
Class B
 
Renville County 12, Rugby 3
 
Rugby 19, Glenburn 3
 
Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark 16, Bishop Ryan 3
 
Velva/Drake-Anamoose 2, Beulah 1
 
Bottineau 15, Divide County 5
 
Tioga 34, New Town 14
 
Ray 15, Tioga 3
 
Ray 16, New Town 0
 
Washburn-Center-Stanton 24, Hazen 8
Hazen 8, Washburn-Center-Stanton 5
 
 
High School Boys Golf
Class A
 
BHS Invite
1. Bismarck Century, 302
2. Minot, 325
3. Dickinson, 330
4. Bismarck High, 339
5. Bismarck Legacy, 344
6. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 345
7. Jamestown, 348
8. Mandan, 350
9. Williston, 361
10. Watford City, 392
 
Medalist: Logan Schoepp of Bismarck Century, 72
 
Class B
 
Northwest Conference Meet – Stanley
1. Stanley, 357
2. Des Lacs-Burlington, 365
3. Divide County, 374
4. New Town-Parshall, 402
5. Kenmare, 423
6. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 457
7. Lewis & Clark, 465
8. Tioga, 511
 
Medalist: Tyler Gjelstad of Stanley, 81
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
Bismarck High 7, Bismarck St. Mary’s 0
Mandan 2, Jamestown 1
Bismarck Century 6, Williston 1
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Minot High 8, Bismarck Legacy 1 (Majettes 15-0)
Dickinson 5, Bismarck High 4
Mandan 5, Jamestown 4
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TWINS-A’s
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seth Brown hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh inning, Sean Murphy followed with a two-run single and the Oakland Athletics ended their four-game losing streak against the Twins, beating Minnesota 5-2 on Tuesday night. Royce Lewis and Gary Sánchez each hit solo home runs for the Twins. After the game Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelii said Lewis will be sent down to the minors to make room for shortstop Carlos Correa coming off the injured list.
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LYNX-SPARKS
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kayla McBride scored 24 points in her season debut for Minnesota while Sylvia Fowles and Moriah Jefferson each added 20 points to help the Lynx win their first game of the season with a 87-84 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night. McBride, who missed the first four games of the season finishing up playing in Turkey, made 4 of 7 from 3-point range, Jefferson finished with seven rebounds, six assists and four steals and Fowles added 12 rebounds and two blocks. Jessica Shepard finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Minnesota (1-4) avoided its first season-opening five-game losing streak since 2007. The Lynx began the 2021 season with four consecutive losses before finishing the season with 22 wins, third most in the WNBA.
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NBA PLAYOFFS – HEAT-CELTICS
 
MIAMI (AP) — His team was down by eight at halftime, and Miami coach Erik Spoelstra went into the locker room ready to deliver a big speech. Turns out, one wasn’t needed. Jimmy Butler decided to let his play do the talking. Butler scored 27 of his 41 points in the second half, and a huge third quarter by the Heat carried them to a 118-107 win over the short-handed Boston Celtics 118-107 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night. Along with the 41 points, the rest of Butler’s line: nine rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocked shots. Tyler Herro scored 18 and Gabe Vincent added 17 for the Heat, who outscored Boston 39-14 in the third quarter. Butler had 17 alone in the third, outscoring the Celtics by himself over those 12 minutes. Boston shot 2 for 15 in that third quarter. Game 2 is Thursday.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – AVS-BLUES
 
DENVER (AP) — Josh Manson was simply trying to hold his ground near the blueline with players flying at him. Not on the winning goal — he was that open — but from the group of teammates charging his way. Manson scored his first career playoff goal 8:02 into overtime, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in his return to the net from an eye injury, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their second-round series. Valeri Nichushkin and Samuel Girard also scored for an Avalanche team that had a weeklong layoff after sweeping Nashville. It showed early on, too, before they found their stride. They outshot the Blues by a 54-25 margin, including 13-0 in OT. The Avalanche also hit three posts and two crossbars.
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NHL PLAYOFFS – LIGHTNING-PANTHERS
 
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning won the first two games of their playoff series with the Florida Panthers on the road last year. They’re halfway to a repeat performance. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Andrei Vasilevskiy remained red-hot with 34 saves and the Lightning topped the Panthers 4-1 in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series Tuesday night. Nikita Kucherov and Corey Perry each had a goal and an assist, and Ross Colton also scored for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions, who went ahead 1-0 against their in-state rivals for the second consecutive season.
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 05/17/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 05/17/22 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard.
 
High School Baseball
 

Class A
Bismarck Legacy 6, Minot 3
Bismarck Legacy 6, Minot 5

Class B
Renville County 6, Bishop Ryan 1
Bishop Ryan 4, Renville County 3

 
Surrey 6, Lewis & Clark 2
Surrey 8, Lewis & Clark 2
 
Velva/Drake-Anmoose 11, Garrison 0
Velva/Drake-Anmoose 10, Garrison 0
 
Bottineau 14, Harvey-Wells County 3
 
North Star 4, Rugby 0
 
Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton 3, Beulah 0
Beulah 12, Washburn-Wilton-Center-Stanton 0
 
 
High School Girls Softball
 
Class A
Minot 5, Jamestown, 4
Minot 8, Jamestown 7
 
Williston, 21, Watford City 3
Williston 17, Watford City 13
 
 
Bismarck Century 7, Turtle Mountain 1
Bismarck Century 12, Turtle Mountain 1
 
Bismarck High 4, Dickinson 1
Dickinson 9, Bismarck High 6
 
Class B
 
Ray 25, Bishop Ryan 4
Bishop Ryan 14, Ray JV 13
 
Renville County 23, Stanley 1
 
Central McLean 18, Hazen 8
 
 
High School Girls Soccer
Minot 4, Bismarck Legacy 0 (Majettes 12-0)
 
 
High School Girls Tennis
Bismarck Legacy 8, Williston 1
 
 
High School Boys Track & Field
 
West Region Last Chance – Bismarck
1. Bismarck High, 157
2. Bismarck Century, 134
3. Bismarck Legacy, 120
4. Mandan, 69
5. Dickinson, 68
6. Minot, 44
7. Watford City, 43
8. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 41
 
 
High School Girls Track & Field
 
West Region Last Chance Meet – Bismarck
1. Bismarck Century, 152
2. Bismarck High, 114.5
3. Minot, 105
4. Bismarck Legacy, 85.5
5. Mandan, 77
6. Williston, 57
7. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 46
8. Dickinson, 43
9. Watford City, 25
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SCHEELS SOFTBALL ALL-STARS
 
MINOT, ND – The rosters for the 2022 SCHEELS Softball All-Star Series have been announced and several area players will be featured. The West Team includes Lorelei McIver of Glenburn; Mackenzie Rist of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark; Caroline Bodine of Velva/Drake-Anamoose; Haleigh LeMatta of Harvey-Wells County; Olivia Retterath of Washburn-Center-Stanton; and Averi Backus of Beulah. Peggy Person of Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark will be one of the co-coaches for the West. Games are scheduled for June 6th at Bismarck Legacy High Schoool and June 7th in Casselton at Central Cass High School.
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TWINS-A’S
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Gary Sanchez homered, Royce Lewis scored twice and the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 on Monday night. The Twins followed up a sweep at home against the A’s with a victory in the opener of this series for their first four-game winning streak in a single season against Oakland since 2007. Minnesota has scored just 10 runs in the four games but has held Oakland to only five. Sanchez then launched a towering 433-foot drive to center field for his third homer of the season leading off the sixth against Domingo Acevedo, making it 3-1. Chris Archer allowed one run and two hits in four innings but didn’t get a decision because he didn’t pitch long enough. Yennier Cano (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings for his first career win.
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VIKINGS-STAFF ADDITION
 
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings hired Demitrius Washington as vice president of football operations on Monday, a new position under new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah that’s designed to take the front office deeper into data-based decision-making. Washington was the manager of football research and development for the past two years with the San Francisco 49ers, focusing on process improvement and statistical analysis. He was an analyst in the department for five years prior to that, when he worked closely with Adofo-Mensah. Washington earned a finance degree from Central Arkansas in 2011 and an MBA in finance and analytics from Missouri in 2014. He’ll join co-directors of player personnel Ryan Monnens and Jamaal Stephenson and senior football advisor Ryan Grigson as the key leaders under Adofo-Mensah, along with executive vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski, the salary cap and contract negotiation specialist.
 

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