K-Heart Sports – 09/26/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 092621 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Williston earned a pair of cross country titles on Saturday.
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
RM Stoudt Invite – Jamestown (Top 5)
 
1. Williston, 45
2. Bismarck Century, 45
3. Bowman County, 126
4. Bismarck Legacy, 136
5. Kindred, 147
 
Individual winner: Griffin House of Bismarck Century, 15:54
 
High School Girls Cross Country
 
RM Stoudt Invite – Jamestown (Top 5)
 
1. Williston, 51
2. Grand Forks Red River, 70
3. Bismarck Legacy, 135
4. Rugby, 144
5. Bismarck Century, 187
 
Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 19:25
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
Minot Invite
 
1. Minot, 543
2. West Fargo Sheyenne, 504
3. Bismarck Century, 364
4. Bismarck Legacy, 231
5. Mandan, 207
6. Bismarck High, 84
 
High School Boys Soccer
Williston 4, Mandan 3
 
College Football
Minnesota State-Mankato 68, Minot State 10
 
College Womens Volleyball
Winona State def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-14, 25-16
 
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 3, Austin Bruins 2
St. Cloud Norsemen 8, Bismarck Bobcats 3
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Teoscar Hernández, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays held their position in the playoff chase by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1. Toronto stayed two games behind Boston and New York in the AL wild-card race with seven games remaining. Robbie Ray scattered three hits in six innings as the Blue Jays ended a three-game slide. Semien hit his 43rd home run in the sixth for a 3-1 lead. That tied him with Davey Johnson of Atlanta in 1973 for the most home runs in a season by a second baseman.
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T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Brian Kelly has broken a record set by a legendary coach.
Kelly became Notre Dame’s winningest coach as the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish clobbered No. 18 Wisconsin, 41-13. It was Kelly’s 105th win with the Irish, surpassing Knute Rockne. Jack Coan faced his old team but came out of the game with a left leg injury in the third quarter. Coan was sacked five times while completing 15 of 29 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown. Drew Pyne was 6 of 8 for 81 yards and a TD in relief of Coan. Graham Mertz threw four interceptions for the Badgers, two that were returned for touchdowns in the final 2:30 minutes.

 
Meanwhile, Arkansas won an SEC matchup of Top-25 teams. KJ Jefferson threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns before the 16th-ranked Razorbacks held on for a 20-10 triumph over No. 7 Texas A&M. Jefferson came up limping and favoring his left leg after getting tackled out of bounds to start the second half, and left a few plays later. The Aggies hadn’t allowed a passing touchdown this season until Jefferson’s 85-yard score to Treylon Burks late in the first quarter, making it 10-0.
 
In other Top-25 college football action:
 
– Jameson Williams opened the game with a 100-yard kickoff return, then added an 81-yard touchdown catch and another 83-yard runback in No. 1 Alabama’s 63-14 pounding of Southern Miss. Bryce Young was nearly flawless in throwing for five touchdowns while completing 20 of 22 passes for 313 yards.
 
– JT Daniels threw for 121 yards and two touchdowns playing only the first quarter of second-ranked Georgia’s biggest rout of Vanderbilt, 62-0. The Bulldogs nearly had more points than Vandy managed yards, outgaining the Commodores 524-77.
 
– Oregon dealt Arizona its 16th consecutive loss as Anthony Brown threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns to lead the third-ranked Ducks to a 41-19 rout of the Wildcats. The Ducks put it away on Bennett Williams’ 68-yard interception return for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
 
– Gabe Brkic nailed a 30-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 4 Oklahoma a 16-13 win over West Virginia. Spencer Rattler completed all six of his passes for 54 yards on the final drive to get the Sooners into scoring range after starting at the Oklahoma 8 with 3:39 left.
 
– Spencer Petras threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns as fifth-ranked Iowa came back from a 14-7 halftime deficit to beat Colorado State, 24-14. The Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on back-to-back possessions that took a combined four plays in the third quarter.
 
– Sean Clifford passed for four touchdowns and a career-high 401 yards, leading No. 6 Penn State to a 38-17 victory over Villanova. Clifford completed 19 of 26 passes, finding Parker Washington for two TDs and Jahan Dotson and KeAndre Lambert-Smith for one apiece.
 
– Devin Leary threw for four touchdowns, including the winning 22-yard pass to Devin Carter as North Carolina State stunned No. 9 Clemson, 27-21 in double-overtime. The Wolfpack celebrated after stopping the Tigers on downs near the goal line, damaging Clemson’s shot at a spot in the ACC title game.
 
– True freshman quarterback Kyle McCord overcame early jitters to throw for 319 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s 59-7 thrashing of Akron. Freshman TreVeyon Henderson ran for 93 yards and two scores in the first half for the 10th-ranked Buckeyes.
 
– Eleventh-ranked Florida racked up a 38-14 win over Tennessee as Emory Jones had two touchdown passes to go with a career-high 144 yards rushing. He became the Gators’ first QB to top 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing since Tim Tebow in 2009.
 
– Baylor pulled out a 31-29 win over No. 14 Iowa State as Gerry Bohanon threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. The Bears stopped a two-point try with 24 seconds left and recovering the ensuing onside kick to secure their first win over a ranked opponent since 2015.
 
– Baylor Romney threw for a career-high 305 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 15 BYU to a 35-27 victory over South Florida. Tyler Allgeier ran for 81 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help the Cougars earn their sixth straight victory dating to last season.
 
– No. 17 Coastal Carolina scored on eight of nine possessions in a 53-3 thrashing of UMass. Grayson McCall threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, helping the Chanticleers start off 4-0 for the second straight season.
 
– Hassan Haskins ran for touchdowns on 19th-ranked Michigan’s first two possessions of a 20-13 victory against Rutgers. The Wolverines won despite being held to 112 yards rushing after entering the game leading the nation at 350 yards per game on the ground.
 
– Chester Kimbrough intercepted a pass in overtime before Matt Coghlin made a 21-yard field goal to keep No. 20 Michigan State unbeaten with a 23-20 decision over Nebraska. Jayden Reed returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown with 3:47 left in regulation to tie it 20-all for the Spartans.
 
– Jeff Sims came off the bench to run for three touchdowns and pass for another in Georgia Tech’s 45-24 rout of No. 21 North Carolina.
 
– No. 23 Auburn rallied to beat Georgia State, 34-24 as Shedrick Jackson caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from T.J. Finley with 45 seconds remaining.
 
– Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and also ran for two short scores to help No. 24 UCLA earn a 35-24 victory at Stanford.
 
– Spencer Sanders completed 22 of 34 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns, leading Oklahoma State to a 31-20 victory over No. 25 Kansas State.
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GOLF-RYDER CUP

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Only a total collapse by the United States Ryder Cup team on Sunday will prevent it from coming away with the trophy. The U.S. closed out Saturday’s fourball matches with an 11-5 lead over Europe, its biggest two-day advantage since 1975. Bryson DeChambeau and Scottie Scheffler won the day’s final best-ball match 3 and 1 over Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland to split the afternoon matches. America’s other point in the afternoon came from Dustin Johnson, who improved to 4-0 for the week. Johnson paired with Collin Morikawa for a 4-and-3 win over Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy. The Americans need just 3 1/2 points on Sunday to claim the cup. No team has won fewer than 3 1/2 points on the final day since the tournament has been closing with 12 singles matches.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the three most storied franchises in National League history, but they’ve never had a winning streak as long as they own right now. The Cardinals picked up their 15th consecutive win as Harrison Bader, Tyler O’Neill and Paul DeJong homered in an 8-5 win over the Cubs in Chicago. Catcher Yadier Molina and center fielder Bader were part of a pair of rundowns that became a double play, preserving the Redbirds’ one-run lead in the eighth. It was the fourth double play of the afternoon for the Cards, who have homered 11 times in the first three games of the series. St. Louis topped the previous club record of 14 straight wins set in 1935.

 
In Saturday’s other Major League action:
 
– The Braves still lead the NL East by 1 1/2 games over Philadelphia after Jorge Soler delivered a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning of a 10-8 win at San Diego. Soler also hit a three-run homer in the sixth as Atlanta eliminated San Diego from playoff contention.
 
– Ranger Suarez pitched a four-hit shutout while striking out seven as the Phillies beat the Pirates, 3-0. Bryce Harper hit his 34th home run and Matt Vierling hit his first major league homer, both coming in the third inning of Philadelphia’s fifth win in a row.
 
– Brandon Belt went deep twice and the Giants increased their lead in the NL West to two games over the Dodgers with a 7-2 win against the Rockies. Belt’s second blast was San Francisco’s 236th homer of the season, surpassing the 235 total of the 2001 club.
 
– Ketel Marte and Carson Kelly homered early off Clayton Kershaw before the Diamondbacks completed a 7-2 win over the Dodgers. Zac Gallen pitched one-run ball for six innings as Arizona denied Los Angeles its 100th victory.
 
– The Brewers’ magic number to clinch the NL Central is one after Corbin Burnes struck out nine while allowing five hits over six innings of a 2-1 win versus the Mets. Eduardo Escobar’s two-run single in the third highlighted Milwaukee’s four-hit attack.
 
– The Rays rolled to a 7-3 win over the Marlins to become the second AL team to wrap up a division title. Mike Zunino smacked a go-ahead homer and Brandon Lowe later added a pair of RBI doubles for the AL East champs.
 
– The Yankees picked up their fifth straight win and moved into a tie with Boston for the first AL wild card by defeating the Red Sox, 5-3 on Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam in the eighth inning. Kevin Plawecki and Bobby Dalbec homered for the Red Sox, who have dropped two straight after carrying a seven-game winning streak into the series.
 
– The Blue Jays remain two outs out of an AL playoff berth after Teoscar Hernandez, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered in their 6-1 downing of the Twins. Semien hit his 43rd home run to tie the record for most home runs in a season by a second baseman.
 
– The Athletics pulled out a 2-1 decision over the Astros on Starling Marte’s game-ending double with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Josh Harrison had an RBI single and Elvis Andrus singled twice for the A’s.
 
– The Indians posted a 6-0 shutout of the White Sox behind Eli Morgan, who allowed one hit in six innings. Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer and had an RBI single off All-star Lance Lynn, whose winless streak reached nine starts.
 
– Nick Castellanos slugged a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning to send the Reds past the Nationals, 7-6. Castellanos finished with three RBIs and Eugenio Suarez drove in two for Cincinnati.
 
– Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning of the Tigers’ 5-1 decision over the Royals. Jeimer Candelario supplied a run-scoring double in Detroit’s fifth win in six games.
 
– Kelvin Gutierrez homered to cap a three-run seventh inning and the Orioles beat the Rangers, 3-2. The game was scoreless in the seventh when the 105-loss Orioles broke through against Texas starter Jordan Lyles.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Steelers star outside linebacker T.J. Watt won’t play against Cincinnati after all. The team has downgraded Watt from questionable to out for Sunday’s home game due to a groin injury suffered in last Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. He was limited in practice this week but said Friday he was hoping to play. Watt’s absence means the Steelers will be without both of their starting outside linebackers on Sunday.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Dolphins have placed quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve. That means he will miss at least three games before he can return from fractured ribs. Jacoby Brissett is set to start for Miami on Sunday.
 
– Packers offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers due to an ankle injury. Jenkins got hurt during Monday night’s 35-17 victory over the Lions, though he remained in the game. The Packers also announced that tight end Dominique Dafney won’t play against the Niners due to a hip injury.
 
– Chargers defensive lineman Justin Jones will miss his second straight game after being downgraded to out for Sunday’s clash with the Chiefs in Kansas City. Jones suffered a calf injury in Los Angeles’ 20-16 win over Washington on Sept. 12 and has not practiced the last two weeks. Edge rusher Joey Bosa is questionable and remains a game time decision due to ankle and toe injuries.
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NBA-WIZARDS-HACHIMURA

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp for personal reasons. The team says it’s an excused absence and there will be more updates when appropriate. Hachimura averaged 13.8 points over 57 games last season. He averaged 13.5 points as a rookie in 2019-20.

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NHL-BLUES-SENATORS TRADE

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – The Ottawa Senators have acquired Zach Sanford, sending St. Louis native Logan Brown to the Blues for the veteran forward. St. Louis also receives a conditional 2022 draft pick from Ottawa. Sanford had 10 goals and 16 points in 52 games for the Blues last season.

 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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KHRT ND News – 09/25/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 092521 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s first and only federal capital punishment case is on hold after a federal judge threw out the death sentence given to Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. in 2006 in the death of college student Dru Sjodin. Judge Ralph Erickson cited what he called misleading testimony from a medical examiner and failures by defense attorneys to say a new sentencing phase would be warranted. Prosecutors have to decide whether they will appeal first. That’s a question that comes as President Joe Biden personally opposes capital punishment and executions nationwide are on hold. Sjodin’s family has said they support the death penalty for Rodriguez.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Fargo’s mayor and health officials have made an urgent appeal for North Dakota residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks indoors. The plea comes as coronavirus cases surge. Mayor Tim Mahoney says hospitals and medical staffs are overwhelmed. North Dakota has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. Mahoney and others say 90% of people hospitalized in North Dakota for the virus are not vaccinated. The North Dakota Health Department said Friday that vaccine boosters should be available next week to people 65 and older and others who have existing health problems that make them more at risk for severe illness from the virus.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers has substantially completed a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in some rural regions. The preliminary plan unanimously approved Thursday also forces several incumbent lawmakers to run against each other to keep their jobs, including the Democratic Senate minority leader and the GOP House majority leader. Rep. Bill Devlin, chairman of the committee, says the panel will return to the Capitol twice next week to “tweak” the plan that was drafted over the past several weeks.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reaching an agreement with the federal government to pay $15 million in fines. Summit Midstream Partners was charged for negligently discharging oil and for failing to immediately report the spill, which occurred north of Williston over a period of five months in 2014 and 2015. A pipeline leaked 700,000 barrels of produced water, which is highly saturated saltwater that comes up in wells along with oil and gas. Produced water can contain oil. Some of the wastewater reached Blacktail Creek, which eventually flows into the Missouri River.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot City Council approved on second reading a 2022 budget of approximately $175.271 million at their meeting this week. The approved budget, which calls for a 121.69 mill levy, includes new positions of two dispatchers, one plumbing inspector, two bus drivers, one computer forensic technician, one mechanic, one property maintenance position, one GIS technician, one recycling coordinator, one water plant operator, and four positions that would transition from part time to full time. The 2022 budget includes funding to continue work on flood control phases, the Northwest Area Water Supply project, and projects through the National Disaster Resilience program. While the funding for those projects already exists, it must be included in the budget in order to be spent in 2022.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/25/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 092521 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Runningback Chris Jenner and quarterback Rylan Scheig combined for 342 yards of offense and five touchdowns as Surrey defeated Lewis & Clark 36-6 last night, in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Jenner rushed 25 times for 225 yards and two scores. Scheig rushed 11 times for 60 yards with two TD’s and he also threw for 57 yards and another score. The Bomber attack was led by Huntyrr Anderson with 110 yards rushing on 14 carries and a touchdowns. Patrick Simons rushed for 84 yards on 15 carries and threw for 80 yards. Lewis & Clark lost four fumbles on the night. Surrey improves to 4-1 on the season, while the Bombers drop to 3-3.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 21, #5 Mandan 14 (27 game winning streak)
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 36, Bismarck Legacy 7
#T3 Fargo Shanley 33, (#1 11A) Jamestown 13
#T3 West Fargo 42, (11A) Fargo South 3
Minot 31, Williston 0
Fargo Davies 27, Bismarck High 0
 
Class 11 A
(#T3 11AA) Fargo Shanley 33, #1 Jamestown 13
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 51, Wahpeton 20
#3 Fargo North 42, Grand Forks Red River 8
#4 Devils Lake 21, Grand Forks Central 15
#5 Dickinson 33, Watford City 14
Valley City 30, Turtle Mountain 0
(#T3 11AA) West Fargo 42, Fargo South 3
 
Class 11B
#1 Beulah 28, Killdeer 12
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 37, Harvey-Wells County 30 (44-game winning streak)
#3 Hillsboro-Central Valley 41, Carrington 0
#4 Kindred 41, Fargo Oak Grove 0
#5 Velva-Garrison 20, Nedrose 12
Bishop Ryan 37, Stanley 7
Des Lacs-Burlington 35, South Prairie-Max 0
Rugby 18, Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 6
Southern McLean 30, Heart River 8
Shiloh Christian 37, Hazen 30
Bowman County 14, Dickinson Trinity 7
Thompson 30, Grafton 16
Northern Cass 47, Park River Area 8
Central Cass 41, Lisbon 8
Sargent County 44, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 26
Oakes 32, Linton-HMB 13
 
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 42, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 12
#2 New Salem-Almont 48, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 14
#3 Cavalier 58, Griggs-Midkota 8
Divide County 58, #4 Ray-Powers Lake 50
#5 MayPort-CG 50, Larimore 18
Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 60, Alexander 24
Bottineau 20, St. John 6
North Prairie 26, T-G-U 14
Central McLean 60, Kidder County 38
South Border 28, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 8
Mott-Regent-New England 42, Grant County-Flasher 34
Hettinger-Scranton 44, Beach 20
New Rockford-Sheyenne 60, Benson County 22
Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 38, Hatton-Northwood 12
Hankinson 49, Tri-State 6
Enderlin-Maple Valley 32, Richland 0
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
Roy Griak – Minneapolis (Top 5)
 
1. Bismarck High, 85
2. Notre Dame, 177
3. Dickinson, 180
4. Bloomington Jefferson, 190
5. Brandon Valley, 279
 
Individual winner: Charlie Power Thies of St. Paul Como Park, 16:31
 
High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Legacy 3, Fargo Davies 2
Fargo Davies 4, Bismarck Century 1
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot 116, West Fargo Sheyenne 70
Minot 138, Dickinson 48
Bismarck Legacy 118, Bismarck High 67
West Fargo Sheyenne 118, Dickinson 68
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Southwest Minnesota State 1
 
College Womens Volleyball
Upper Iowa def. Minot State, 25-5, 25-15, 25-13
 
NAHL Hockey
Austin Bruins 3, Minot Minotauros 2
St. Cloud Norsemen 5, Bismarck Bobcats 4
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State football team (0-3) host 20th-ranked Minnesota State Mavericks tonight at 6 pm at Herb Parker Stadium. Elsewhere in college football, NDSU and UND have byes this week before they begin Missouri Valley Conference play next week against each other in Grand Forks.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Byron Buxton’s two-run homer spoiled José Berríos’ return to Minnesota and dealt a blow to Toronto’s playoff hopes as the Twins beat the Blue Jays 3-1. Buxton hit his 15th homer of the season in a three-run third inning against Berríos (12-9), who was making his first start in Minnesota after being sent to Toronto at the trade deadline. The Blue Jays are 1-4 on their final road trip of the season, and are three games behind New York and Boston in the AL wild-card race.
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T25 FOOTBALL

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Fresno State was a winner in its return to The Associated Press college football poll. Jake Haener threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half to help the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs rally from a 12-point deficit in a 38-30 decision over UNLV. Haener connected on scoring strikes of 4, 23 and 25 yards to Jalen Cropper on three straight possessions to turn a 21-9 deficit in to a 29-21 lead. Haener and Cropper struck again with a 26-yard TD that made it 35-30 with 4:53 to play.

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GOLF-RYDER CUP
 
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The United States dropped the first completed match during Ryder Cup on Friday. The Americans didn’t lose another as they took a 6-2 lead over Europe at Whistling Straits. The day ended with the U.S. going 2-0-2 in fourball. Even with a 3-1 start in foursomes, Steve Stricker broke up all his American teams and and still won the afternoon fourballs session. Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele each went 2-0 on the opening day, while Rory McIlroy lost both of his matches. All six U.S. rookies contributed at least a half-point in giving Europe its largest first-day deficit in Cup history.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have tied the longest winning streak in team history by sweeping a pair from the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The Redbirds were 8-5 winners in the opener on two-run homers by Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neill and pinch-hitter Jose Rondon. Tommy Edman had three hits and Goldschmidt had three RBIs to help the Cardinals take a 8-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth.

 
The Cardinals made it 14 wins by blowing out the Cubs, 12-4 in the nightcap. Tyler O’Neill provided a three-run homer and pair Lars Nootbaar smacked a pair of solo shots. Harrison Bader added a solo drive, double and single as St. Louis batters went deep five times in the nightcap and eight times on the day. The Cards reeled off 14 straight wins in 1935 behind Hall of Famers Dizzy Dean, Ducky Medwick and Frankie Frisch.
 
The Redbirds were three games out of a playoff berth when the streak began. They now lead the second NL wild card by five games over the Phillies and have a magic number of four to wrap up a postseason berth. The Phillies currently are 1 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading Braves after Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning to send the Phils past the Pirates, 8-6. Brad Miller also went deep as Philadelphia won its fourth in a row and eighth in the last 10. Hector Neris wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth by getting Ke’Bryan Hayes to ground out, avoiding the Phillies’ major league-leading 35th save.
 
Fernando Tatis Jr. homered leading off the top of the seventh inning to send the Padres to a 6-5 win over the Braves in the resumption of a game that was suspended due to rain in Atlanta on July 21. Tatis’ homer regained the lead for the Padres after Braves pinch-hitter Adam Duvall tied it with a solo homer with one out in the bottom of the sixth. The Braves captured the scheduled game as Max Fried retired his last 18 batters and finished with a three-hitter for his second career shutout, leading a 4-0 win at San Diego. Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer for the Braves in the nightcap.
 
Checking out Friday’s other MLB action:
 
– The Giants continue to hold a one-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West after Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer in San Francisco’s 100th victory, 7-2 at Colorado. Tommy La Stella, Crawford and Brandon Belt had solo home runs to give San Francisco a 3-2 lead after six. Kervin Castro tossed two innings for his first major league victory.
 
– Chris Taylor robbed a pair of potential extra-base hits on defense in the ninth inning to secure the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory at Arizona. AJ Pollock hit a two-run homer and also stole an extra-base hit from Josh Rojas in the first inning. Winning pitcher Tony Gonsolin limited the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings.
 
– Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s three home runs and Eric Lauer turned in a much-needed strong start for the Brewers in a 5-1 win over the Mets. Kolten Wong and Willy Adames also went deep as Milwaukee ended a five-game skid and trimmed its magic number for winning its first NL Central title since 2018 to two. The Brewers have won 12 of their last 13 against the Mets in Milwaukee, including seven in a row.
 
– The Rays clobbered the Marlins, 8-0 as Ryan Yarbrough allowed two hits over six innings of relief to help the AL East leaders reduce their magic number to two. The Rays got three RBIs each from Randy Arozarena and Kevin Kiermaier, who came within a homer of hitting for the cycle. Tampa Bay rookie shortstop Wander Franco returned after missing two weeks with a right hamstring injury and extended his on-base streak to 40 games with a sixth-inning walk.
 
– The Red Sox’s seven-game winning streak is over following an 8-3 pounding by the Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton slammed a three-run homer and Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the sixth as New York climbed within one game of Boston for the first AL wild card. Boston didn’t score until Rafael Devers’ three-run homer.
 
– Byron Buxton’s two-run homer was the difference as the Twins dumped the Blue Jays, 3-1. The blast was part of a three-run third against Jose Berrios, who was back in Minnesota for the first time since being dealt to Toronto at the trade deadline. Marcus Semien homered for the Blue Jays, who are two games behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card.
 
– Like the Jays, the Mariners are two games out of a playoff spot following a 6-5 win over the Angels. Ty France homered and Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error to help Seattle pick up its season-high sixth straight win. Paul Sewald worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth by fanning Jack Mayfield and getting Jose Rojas on a grounder to first for his 11th save.
 
– Frankie Montas pitched two-hit ball over seven innings of the Athletics’ 14-2 thrashing of the Astros. Montas also became the first Athletics pitcher in 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season. Starling Marte had four hits and four RBIs as the A’s kept Houston’s magic number to clinch the AL West at three.
 
– Luis Robert hit a leadoff home run in the fifth inning of the White Sox’s 1-0 win over the Indians. Chicago starter Dylan Cease left after being struck on the right arm by a comebacker in the sixth inning, but X-rays were negative. Shane Bieber retired all nine hitters he faced in his first start for the Indians since suffering a shoulder injury in June.
 
– The Reds blew a 7-4 lead in the ninth before Aristides Aquino singled home the winning run in the 11th to give Cincinnati n 8-7 victory over the Nationals. Nick Castellanos, Eugenio Suarez, Max Schrock and pinch-hitter Delino DeShields homered for the Reds.
 
– The Royals knocked off the Tigers, 3-1 as Carlos Hernandez pitched five shutout innings and Whit Merrifield drove in a pair of runs. Hernandez allowed two hits, walked three and hit a batter, one start after allowing seven runs in four innings.
 
– Adolis Garcia hit a go-ahead two-run double in a five-run ninth that gave the Rangers an 8-5 verdict over the Orioles. Cedric Mullins belted a three-run shot to become the first player in Orioles history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr. has been cleared for takeoff. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver made it through a full week of practice without any issues with his reconstructed knee. Coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham will make his return Sunday at home against the Bears. Beckham hasn’t played since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament on Oct. 25 against Cincinnati, an injury that kept him out during the Browns’ playoff run. He’s been inactive for Cleveland’s first two games.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will play on Sunday against Cincinnati. Roethlisberger has been dealing with a bruised chest that limited his participation in practice this week. Outside linebacker T.J. Watt is questionable with a groin injury suffered in a loss last week to Las Vegas. Outside linebacker Alex Highsmith, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and defensive lineman Carlos Davis are out.
 
– Panthers coach Matt Rhule says running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a strained hamstring. McCaffrey was injured in Carolina’s 24-9 win over the Houston Texans Thursday night. The news isn’t as good for rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn, who has three broken bones in his foot and could miss the remainder of the season.
 
– Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan practiced fully all week and is set to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after being scratched for the Titans’ win in Seattle. Starting tight end Anthony Firkser, rookie cornerback Caleb Farley and outside linebacker Derick Roberson all are out against the Colts.
 
– The Ravens have put linebackers Jaylon Ferguson and Justin Houston and defensive linemen Brandon Williams and Justin Madubuike on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Baltimore also ruled out tackle Ronnie Stanley and defensive end Derek Wolfe for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Quarterback Lamar Jackson was back to full participation in practice after missing Thursday because of an illness.
 
– Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark strained his hamstring and cornerback Charvarius Ward strained his quad in practice this week, leaving the status of both in doubt for their game against the Chargers on Sunday.
 
– The NFL is adding Monday night to its Wild Card Weekend. The league says it will play one of its first six playoff games on Monday night beginning this season. The NFL added a third wild-card team in each conference last season, and then played three wild-card games on Saturday and three on Sunday during its first weekend of the playoffs. The new schedule means the league will play two games on Saturday, three on Sunday and one on Monday night.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Bulls say forward Patrick Williams has a severe left ankle sprain that could cause him to miss the start of the season. The Bulls expect Williams to miss four to six weeks because of the injury sustained Sept. 15 during an optional individual workout. Bulls guard Coby White is expected to make a full return in November after having surgery on his left shoulder.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– The Knicks’ entire roster is vaccinated, making all the players eligible to play in their home games. Because of local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Francisco, the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors are required to be vaccinated unless exemptions for medical or religious reasons apply. The Knicks are the first of those teams to say they have met the mandate.
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NHL-BLACKHAWKS-COVID-19
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen and forward Mike Hardman were held out of practice Friday because of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The announcement on the team’s second day of training camp doesn’t necessarily mean that either player tested positive. General manager Stan Bowman said Thursday that the team was 100% vaccinated.
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/24/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reaching an agreement with the federal government to pay $15 million in fines. Summit Midstream Partners was charged for negligently discharging oil and for failing to immediately report the spill, which occurred north of Williston over a period of five months in 2014 and 2015. A pipeline leaked 700,000 barrels of produced water, which is highly saturated saltwater that comes up in wells along with oil and gas. Some of the wastewater reached Blacktail Creek, which eventually flows into the Missouri River.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers on Thursday worked on completing a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in population-lean rural regions.
 
The redistricting plan was drafted over the past several weeks. The task was required due to population shifts shown by the 2020 federal census. Each district is supposed to include approximately the same number of people, although small variances are allowed. The principle is called, “one person, one vote,” and is intended to give each district similar voting power in the Legislature.
 
North Dakota’s population is estimated at a record 779,000, up almost 16% during the last decade, but most of the state’s rural legislative districts continued losing residents, according to census data. The new map avoids splitting up the majority of North Dakota’s 53 counties among separate districts. The panel focused on keeping 47 districts, rather than increasing or reducing the size of the Legislature. Each district is represented by two House members and a senator, which gives the Legislature 141 members. Lawmakers added new three new districts in and around the state’s biggest city of Fargo, and Williston and Watford City in the heart of the state’s oil patch.
 
The GOP-controlled Legislature will finish the redistricting job during a special or reconvened session this fall. The full Legislature must approve the plan, and the governor must sign off on it.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 increase by 109 today to 3,604. Information from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 525 of those active are age 11 and younger, 480 are age 12-19, 509 are age 20-29, 611 are age 30-39, 498 are age 40-49, 368 are age 50-59, 325 are age 60-69, 288 are age 70+.
 
Health officials report 645 new positives and 560 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 6.45%. Cass County had the most new positives today with 136, while there were 112 in Burleigh County, Stark added 62, and Ward County with 49.
 
Hospitalizations are down by four to 121, with 19 of those in ICU. The majority of hospitalizations are people age 40+. Only 14 are under 40.
 
There are two more deaths among those positive with COVID-19. It brings the total deaths since the pandemic began in North Dakota to 1,597.
 
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 230 new positives (4196), three new hospitalizations (198), and one death (30). Those adults fully vaccinate against the virus is at 52.9% (318,152) while those 12+ fully vaccinated is at 50.7% (336,167).
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BISMARCK, ND (ND G&F) – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates poor to fair wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, Department migratory game bird biologist, said the number of duck hunting wetlands are down statewide about 44% from last fall and are also 45% below the 2003-2020 average.
 
“We are experiencing fall wetland conditions similar to what occurred from 2006-08, which was our last prolonged dry period throughout the state,” Dinges said. Dinges said the northeast region has the highest number of duck hunting wetlands this fall, but is still about 30% below average for the region. The south central region is also faring a little better and is only about 17% below the long-term average for the number of duck hunting type wetlands. However, all other regions of the state are experiencing conditions that are at least 50% below average for the number of duck hunting type wetlands observed.
 
“Most of the remaining wetlands are in fair to good shape, but hunters should certainly expect mud margins around wetlands, possibly making hunting more difficult,” he said. Wetland conditions were poor in early spring from little to no snow melt, in addition the early and mid-summer were also extremely dry for most of the state, Dinges said.
 
“We have received some much-needed rainfall in the last month or so, but it hasn’t been enough to really improve wetland conditions,” he added. “Most of the state has only received about 50-75% of normal precipitation since last year when the fall wetland survey was conducted.”
 
The quality of waterfowl hunting in North Dakota is largely determined by weather conditions and migration patterns. Dinges said waterfowl populations are still doing well for the most part despite drought this year, which still makes for the potential of some good fall hunting in North Dakota.
 
“Hunters should always scout because of ever-changing conditions and distribution of waterfowl,” he said. “Hunters should also be cautious driving off-trail to avoid soft spots, and while encountering areas of tall vegetation that could be a fire hazard.”
 
The fall wetland survey is conducted in mid-September, just prior to the waterfowl hunting season to provide an assessment of conditions duck hunters can expect. Duck hunting wetlands are classified as seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Minot police are asking for the public’s help in a burglary. On the morning of September 18, 2021, The Minot Police Department was alerted to a burglary of an area retail store. The burglars made away with a substantial amount of merchandise. The investigation has revealed that the burglars in this case have been targeting similar retail stores throughout the country. The Minot Police Department has reason to believe the suspects spent time in the Minot area in preparation for this burglary. As a result, police are asking the public and specifically, area hospitality businesses, for any information. The two subjects and their associates may have stayed in an area hotel, ate at an area restaurant, or frequented other area businesses. Police are looking for any information or surveillance video. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Minot Police Department at 701-852-0111 or Crime Stoppers at 701-85-CRIME (701-852-7463).
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers has made substantial progress on a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in some rural regions. The preliminary plan unanimously approved Thursday also forces several incumbent lawmakers to run against each other to keep their jobs, including the Democratic Senate minority leader and the GOP House majority leader. Rep. Bill Devlin, chairman of the committee, says the panel will return to the Capitol twice next week to “tweak” the plan that was drafted over the past several weeks.
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WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says extensive news media coverage of the death of Gabby Petito should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or murdered in the United States. The first Native American Cabinet secretary said her heart goes out to Petito’s family. But she also grieves for “so many Indigenous women” whose families have endured similar heartache “for the last 500 years.” The disappearance and death of the 22-year-old Petito generated a whirlwind of news coverage as well as a frenzy of online sleuthing. The Florida woman was found dead at the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st Street Southeast, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. 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. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/24/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – It’s Friday, and that means high school football is on the air. We’ll head to Surrey for a Class 9B contest as the Mustangs host the Lewis & Clark Bombers. The Mustangs are 3-1 on the season and receiving votes in the state poll. Lewis & Clark enters tonight’s Region 7 contest at 3-2 and on a three game winning streak. Live coverage is set to begin around 6:45 pm on 106.9 K-Heart and online at www.khrt.com.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys soccer team bounced back from their first loss of the season to end the regular season with a win. The Magicians as the No. 1 seed will play No. 2 Bismarck High in the WDA Tournament championship one week from Saturday.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 2, Dickinson 0
Bismarck Century 3, Bismarck Legacy 1
Jamestown 0, Bismarck High 0
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 9, Jamestown 0 (Magicians finish regular season 6-0 in WDA and No. 1-seed)
Bismarck Legacy 9, Bismarck High 0
Bismarck Century 5, Williston 2
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
#2 Jamestown def. Minot, (3-0)
#4 Bismarck High def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Dickinson, (3-0)
Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, (3-1)
 
Class B
#6 Kenmare def. Tioga, 25-14, 25-13, 25-13
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Bishop Ryan, 31-29, 25-16, 25-18
Lewis & Clark def. Glenburn, 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 25-16
Des Lacs-Burlington def. South Prairie-Max, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Surrey, (3-2)
Drake-Anamoose def. Bottineau, 25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 25-22
Velva def. T-G-U, 25-14, 25-16, 25-20
Stanley def. Powers Lake, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19
Ray def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-10, 25-14, 25-12
New Town def Alexander, (3-0)
Trenton def. Parshall, 25-11, 25-11, 25-14
Grant County def. Washburn, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19
Nelson County def. Rolette, (3-1)
Benson County def. St. John, (3-0)
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 7-2 to bump the Blue Jays back in the AL wild-card race. Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start for the Twins. The loss was especially costly for Toronto. The Blue Jays fell a full game behind New York for the second spot and three games behind wild-card leader Boston. Left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. exited in the fifth inning after teammate Randal Grichuk accidentally stepped on his right hand in the outfield. X-rays were negative.
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VIKINGS-COUSINS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kirk Cousins is off to a strong start this season. The problem is the Minnesota Vikings don’t have any wins to show for it. They’re 0-2 after two losses by a combined four points. This would be an ideal week for Cousins to make another stride as a quarterback. The Vikings host their nemesis, the Seattle Seahawks. They’ve lost to the Seahawks on the road in each of the past three years. Cousins is 1-5 in his NFL career against Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. They entered the league in 2012. The game is the Vikings home opener.
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NFL-THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

HOUSTON (AP) – The Carolina Panthers are hoping their latest victory didn’t come at a heavy price. The Panthers completed a 24-9 win over the Texans after losing Christian McCaffrey to an injury early in the second quarter. McCaffrey came in leading the league in scrimmage yards. Everything else went well for the Panthers as they improved to 3-0 for the first time since their 2015 run to the NFC championship. Sam Darnold threw for 304 yards and ran for two touchdowns, putting the game away when he bulled in from 1-yard out to make it 24-9 with about four minutes left. Carolina’s top-ranked defense put the squeeze on Houston rookie Davis Mills in his first career start, sacking him four times and holding him to 168 yards passing. Mills was pressed into action after Tyrod Taylor suffered a hamstring injury last Sunday and was placed on injured reserve.

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GOLF-RYDER CUP

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The Ryder Cup is underway on a chilly morning at Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits. Engulfed by horseshoe-shaped stands with thousands of fans chanting “USA, USA” in 50-degree weather, Sergio Garcia led off the day’s first foursomes match with a tee shot up against the lip of a bunker left of the fairway. Garcia and Jon Rahm, each from Spain, were facing Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in the day’s first match. Thomas placed his opening tee shot in the middle of the fairway. The next match off is between Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa of the United States and Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland of Europe. The other matches pit Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger against Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick, and Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele against Rory McIlory and Ian Poulter. The U.S. is trying to recapture the cup after losing in Paris three years ago. Europe has won the Ryder Cup in nine of the last 12 meetings.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The American League has its first division title winner of the season. The White Sox have clinched the AL Central title by taking Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Indians, 7-2. Tim Anderson homered twice and had four RBIs while Chicago built a 7-0 lead by the second inning. Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez added back-to-back solo homers for the White Sox, who will be making back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in their 121-season history. The Sox hadn’t won a division crown since 2008.

In the nightcap, Oscar Mercado delivered a two-run, walk-off homer in the seventh as Cleveland earned a split with a 5-3 victory. Owen Miller hit a two-run single to put the Indians ahead in the sixth, but Chicago tied it in the seventh on an error by Yu Chang.
 
Checking out the rest of Thursday’s Major League action:
 
– The Giants’ lead in the NL West is down to a game over Los Angeles after San Francisco’s 7-6 loss at San Diego. Jurickson Profar raced home on Victor Caratini’s infield single with one out in the 10th inning. Pinch-hitter Austin Slater hit a three-run homer to give the Giants a 5-4 lead with one out in the sixth.
 
– Max Muncy led off the 10th inning with a two-run homer to complete the Dodgers’ comeback in a 7-5 victory at Colorado. Muncy’s 35th home run of the season followed Trea Turner’s game-tying, RBI single with two out in the ninth. Max Scherzer struggled in allowing five runs over as many innings, but he remains undefeated since joining the Dodgers.
 
– The Cardinals’ winning streak is now at 12 games after they stormed back from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Brewers, 8-5. Paul Goldschmidt homered twice and had three RBIs for the Redbirds, who own their longest winning streak since the 1982 World Series team. Yadier Molina had two RBIs, including the run-scoring single that ignited the Cards’ comeback.
 
– The Phillies trailed 6-0 in the third inning before Didi Gregorius, Ronald Torreyes and J.T. Realmuto homered to power them to a 12-6 comeback over the Pirates. Gregorius began the comeback with a solo blast during a five-run third and Torreyes put Philadelphia ahead with a three-run shot in the sixth. Realmuto followed with a two-run homer and a two-run single as the Phils pulled within two games of Atlanta for the NL East lead.
 
– The Diamondbacks put together a five-run seventh that allowed them to beat the Braves, 6-4. Carson Kelly tied it with a three-run homer and Daulton Varsho added the go-ahead double that ended Atlanta’s four-game winning streak. Austin Riley homered for the third straight game as the Braves took a 3-0 lead off Madison Bumgarner with a three-run third.
 
– Juan Soto hit solo homers in consecutive innings to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead in a 3-2 win against the Reds. Soto was 3-for-3 with a walk as he raised his batting average to a National League-leading .325. The Reds scored twice in the ninth before falling 5 1/2 games out of a playoff berth with nine remaining.
 
– Shohei Ohtani scored the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning as the Angels beat the Astros, 3-2 to halt a six-game losing streak. The game was tied 1-all when Jack Mayfield lined a double off Lance McCullers Jr. to score Ohtani and Jared Walsh. Mayfield had six RBIs in the four-game series against his former team as Houston’s magic number for clinching the AL West stayed at three.
 
– The Twins notched a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays as Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start. Toronto fell a full game behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card and finished the game without Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who had his hand stepped on by teammate Randal Grichuk in the outfield.
 
– The Mariners picked up their fifth straight win by turning a 4-1 deficit into a 6-5 decision over the Athletics. Cal Raleigh started the comeback with a two-run homer, Mitch Haniger tied it with his 35th and Luis Torrens followed with a two-run shot. The outcome puts the Mariners two games behind the idle Yankees for the second AL wild card. The A’s are four back.
 
– Zac Lowther lowered his ERA to 7.66 by scattering three hits while fanning seven over five innings of the Orioles’ 3-0 shutout of the Rangers. Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays hit solo homers for Baltimore.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has been given a one-year contract extension through 2022 despite a National League-worst 49-104 record this season. The extension includes an option for 2023. Lovullo became Arizona’s skipper in 2017, leading the team to a 93-69 mark and a wild-card berth. The Diamondbacks compiled winning records in each of their first there years under Lovullo, but they are 65 games under .500 since the start of last season.

 
In other Major League news:
 
– Blue Jays reliever Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch in the latest salvo in a spat between the two AL East competitors. Manager Charlie Montoyo was also suspended for Thursday’s game and handed an undisclosed fine. Borucki appealed the decision by MLB senior vice president Mike Hill, delaying the discipline until completion of the process.
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NFL-NEWS

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr.’s comeback is down to its final days, but the Cleveland Browns wide receiver didn’t commit to playing Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Beckham said he’s still taking things day by day in his return from a season-ending knee injury suffered in October. He spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in nearly a year to explain the challenge of overcoming his latest injury while also giving vague answers about when he’ll be back on the field.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel has failed his pre-training camp physical and has been placed on injured reserve. That leaves the two sides no closer to a resolution over how to treat a herniated disk he suffered in March. General manager Kevyn Adams says Eichel was also stripped of his captaincy as the Sabres opened camp. The developments mean Eichel is out for the foreseeable future, with a growing likelihood that the face of the franchise has already played his final game with the team that selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft. The Sabres failed in their attempts to trade the five-time 20-goal scorer during the offseason.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The league is counting on most of its players to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The league says 10 to 15 players out of 700 will likely not be vaccinated with the season begins Oct. 12. One of them is Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi, who calls it a personal decision. He faces a loss of more than $400,000 if he cannot travel to Canada to play in games because of virus protocols.
 
– The Rangers say they’ll honor late Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert by wearing a patch featuring his No. 7 on their jerseys this season. Players will also wear white “Gilbert” jerseys for pregame warmups prior to the home opener at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14 that will be auctioned off for charity. Gilbert died in August at age 80.
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/23/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota University System has launched a search for the next president of the North Dakota State College of Science. The 13-member committee is co-chaired by Jeffry Volk, State Board of Higher Education member, and Terry Marohl, NDSCS associate professor and transportation department chair. The new NDSCS president will succeed Dr. John Richman, who will retire from the university on Dec. 17, 2021. The person selected for the presidency will assume office by July 2022.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Waterfowl and upland bird hunting seasons are underway. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) cautions hunters to watch for potentially toxic blue-green algae in wetlands and lakes while in the field this fall. There are no known antidotes for the cyanotoxins produced by blue-green algae. Hunting dogs may suffer adverse health effects, even death, and are at a higher risk than people for illness because of their smaller size. Also, people that swallow or come into contact with water containing cyanotoxins can become sick with diarrhea and vomiting, experience numb lips, tingling fingers and toes, dizziness, rashes, hives or skin blisters.
 
Blue-green algae can look like grass clippings floating in the water, clumps/puffballs or green cottage cheese. It can also make the water appear like spilled green paint or green pea soup.
 
Respect advisories and warnings announced by the NDDEQ. If the water is discolored or you see foam, scum, or mats of green or blue-green algae on the water, do not let pets swim in or drink from affected waters. Carry plenty of fresh water for you and your hunting dog. If you or your hunting dog accidentally swims in water that might have a cyanobacteria bloom, rinse off with fresh water as soon as possible.
 
Report suspected blue-green algae blooms to the NDDEQ at 701-328-5210 or on the NDDEQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom webpage. Because it can take time to receive laboratory test results, we urge people to be cautious and avoid waters that look discolored, scummy, or have a foul odor. Enjoy a safe and successful hunt and when in doubt, stay out.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota are up by 185 today to 3,495. Of those active, 1,028 are age 19 or younger. Burleigh County has the most active cases at 760, with Cass County at 627. The daily positive rate listed by the Department of Health is 6.57%. There are 631 new positives and 483 newly recovered today. Hospitalizations are up by six to 125, with 22 of those in ICU. There are no deaths reported today (1595). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 161 new positives (3966), no new hospitalization (195), and no deaths (29).
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two large hospital systems in the Upper Midwest say fully vaccinated people make up a minority of COVID-19 hospitalizations and an even lower number of people needing intensive care and ventilators. Minneapolis-based Allina Health reported 176 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 this week and that 22% are vaccinated against the coronavirus. Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reported 159 patients with COVID-19 hospitalized this week at its facilities in the Dakotas and Minnesota, and that 10% are fully vaccinated. The hospital systems are among the first in the nation to report their COVID-19 hospitalizations by severity and vaccination status.
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Attorney General says his office is not to blame for results of an audit that found nearly three dozen tests given to people allegedly driving under the influence were expired and therefore invalid. The audit released Wednesday found that 34 of more than 8,900 tests analyzed over a two-year period ending were conducted using devices that were faulty or expired. Auditor Joshua Gallion says the results are considered invalid and can be dismissed in court. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says his office provides training and the kits without charge to law enforcement. The training includes ensuring the devices have not expired.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $431.8 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States. The funding from the final round of fiscal year 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 60 airports in 31 states plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
Bismarck Municipal Airport received $5.6 million to install airfield drainage and storm sewer improvements. The grant funds the seventh phase of a project to move approximately 60 acres of wetlands from the airport property to 11 miles east of the airport, which reduces the risk of wildlife/aircraft strikes at the airport while maintaining valuable wetland areas.
 
The Airport Improvement Program receives approximately $3.2 billion in funding each year. The FAA awarded more than 1,700 grants in 2021.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order on Wednesday waiving hours of service, weight, width and height restrictions and fees for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help North Dakota livestock producers affected by continuing drought conditions.
 
While conditions have improved in recent weeks, nearly all of North Dakota remains in some stage of drought. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor rated 2% of North Dakota in exceptional drought, 58% in extreme drought, 32% in severe drought and nearly 8% in moderate drought. The National Weather Service expects drought conditions to persist through the fall across the state, though further improvement is possible in central and eastern North Dakota.
 
North Dakota ranchers and livestock producers have been forced to find supplemental feed and water supplies out of state or have hauled livestock to areas where water and hay inventories are more plentiful, and increasing numbers of producers have sold off herds due to lack of feed and water supplies, Burgum noted in the order.
 
“With drought conditions expected to continue through the fall across North Dakota, it’s critical that haulers be able to deliver livestock and supplemental water and feed in a timely fashion to help ranchers sustain their herds,” Burgum said.
 
The executive order will remain in effect for 30 days and applies to both intrastate and interstate carriers. The Governor’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Department of Transportation worked with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to secure the waiver for interstate carriers. All road safety and vehicle compliance regulations still apply. The executive order serves as a permit and must be carried in vehicles operating under the waiver. A copy of the order can be found on the Governor’s Office website.
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WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the City of Minot to receive a $9.8 million grant to support the fifth phase of the region’s flood protection project. The award, which must be officially accepted by the city, is being made under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), a funding opportunity that Hoeven began advancing following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee in May. Hoeven will join city officials on Saturday at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the grant, as well as outline the importance of the funding in advancing permanent flood protection for the region.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A petition drive to recall four members of the Fargo School Board who have supported measures meant to limit the spread of COVID-19 has failed. District officials said Wednesday that while the recall group submitted more than the required amount of signatures, many of them were rejected for various errors. That included inadequate signatures, out-of-district addresses, notary mistakes and the lack of city, zip code and date information. Some of those signing petitions listed addresses of Horace, Harwood, Bismarck and Moorhead, Minnesota. Recall Fargo School Board was hoping for a special election in an attempt to oust members Dr. Tracie Newman, Seth Holden, Nikkie Gullickson and Jim Johnson. They have backed virus requirements such as a mask mandate in school buildings.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/23/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – No change atop the Class 11B and Class 9B football polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                    Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Beulah (13)                                     5-0           70         1
2. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich(2)  5-0           62         3
3. Hillsboro-Central Valley                   4-1           38         2
4. Kindred                                            4-1           22        NR
5. Velva-Garrison                                4-0            20         5

Others receiving votes: Central Cass (4-1), Harvey-Wells County (4-1), Bowman County (4-1), Shiloh Christian (4-1)

 
Class 9B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)              Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(15)  5-0          75           1
2. New Salem-Almont                   5-0          58           2
3. Cavalier                                     5-0          42           3
4. Ray-Powers Lake                     5-0          20           4
5. MayPort-CG                              5-0          15          RV

Others receiving votes: Nelson County (5-0), Bottineau (5-0), Divide County (5-0), Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter (4-1), Surrey (3-1), Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (4-1)

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UND WBB-SCHEDULE
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team has announced the non-conference portion of their schedule. The slate features 12 contests and is highlighted by four home games featuring two Division I foes. The 2021-22 campaign will begin on November 4th with an exhibition matchup in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center against Minnesota Crookston.
The Fighting Hawks will open the regular season by hitting the road and going to Ogden, UT for a game against the Wildcats of Weber State on Tuesday, November 9. They next travel to El Paso, Texas to take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, Nov 13. North Dakota comes back home for two games against former Big Sky foes on November 18 against Montana and again on November 20 against Montana State.
 
The following week, UND heads east to Vermont to partake in the Vermont Tourney hosted in Burlington on November 27 and November 28. They will close out the month of November in Albany, NY for a matchup with Siena. Heading into December, UND will return home to take on MN Morris on December 4 before heading to the Badger state to take on Marquette in Milwaukee, WI on December 11. A quick trip back home rounds out the home non-conference season with an in-state matchup against Mayville State on December 15. The Hawks will then finish the non-conference schedule with a trip to take on Detroit Mercy in Detroit on December 18.
 
The Summit Conference schedule begins on December 22nd hosting North Dakota State. The in-state rivals play in Fargo on February 26th to end the regular season.
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TWINS-CUBS
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4. Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit a tiebreaking drive in the fourth for his 11th multihomer game, his second time this season. The Cubs and Twins are both 67-85, nearing the end of disappointing season. Chicago lost for the ninth time in 11 games. The Twins sweep the two-game series in Chicago and return home to host Toronto for four games starting tonight.
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WOLVES-ROSAS FIRED
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. The move comes less than a week before training camp. It’s yet another leadership change for a franchise often in flux. Owner Glen Taylor announced the dismissal in a two-sentence statement that revealed no explanation. Rosas spent just two seasons on the job. He became the first Latino to run an NBA team when he was hired by the Timberwolves in May 2019. Rosas previously had a long tenure in the front office with the Houston Rockets.
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VIKINGS-COOK
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings are used to star running back Dalvin Cook fighting through injuries. Cook, the team’s offensive focal point, demonstrated his toughness again in another physically punishing effort on Sunday at Arizona. Cook left the field twice because of separate injuries, but finished with 131 yards on 22 carries in the 34-33 loss. Cook and the Vikings host Seattle on Sunday. Cook didn’t practice on Wednesday. He has left games against the Seahawks because of injuries each of the past two seasons.
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WILD-KAPRIZOV
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A face-to-face conversation was the key to the Minnesota Wild getting a deal done with budding star left wing Kirill Kaprizov. General manager Bill Guerin flew to Florida this week to meet Kaprizov and his agent and finalize a five-year, $45 million contract. The complex negotiations had stalled during the summer. Guerin’s experience as a player for 18 seasons in the NHL also helped. He says he had empathy for Kaprizov’s perspective. The 24-year-old Kaprizov won the Calder Memorial Trophy last season as the league’s top rookie. He had 27 goals in 55 games.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Rays were able to clinch their third straight American League playoff berth on Wednesday, but not before sparking a little controversy. Austin Meadows hit a three-run homer during a six-run third that propelled the Rays to a 7-1 win over the Blue Jays. Meadows’ blast occurred long before teammate Kevin Kiermaier was hit by a pitch, which appeared to be retribution for scooping up a Toronto scouting report two days earlier. Reliever Ryan Borucki was ejected by umpire Joe West for hitting Kiermaier, and pitching coach Pete Walker was tossed for arguing. Borucki said the pitch slipped out of his hand. On Monday, Kiermaier picked up a scouting card that fell off the wristband of Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk during a play at the plate and refused to give it back. Yandy Diaz and Taylor Walls drove in two runs apiece as the Rays improved to an AL-best 94-59. Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a four-hitter.

 
Elsewhere in the Majors:
 
– The Yankees completed a three-game sweep by scoring four runs in the eighth to beat the Rangers, 7-3. Gleyber Torres doubled home the tiebreaking run and Gary Sanchez added a two-run homer as New York slid a half-game ahead of Toronto for the second AL wild card. Kyle Higashioka doubled home a pair for the Yankees.
 
– The Red Sox’s 12-5 pounding of the Mets keeps Boston two games ahead of the Yankees for the first AL wild card. Kyle Schwarber homered twice, drove in four and scored four in support of Chris Sale, who struck out eight in five innings. Alex Verdugo and Jose Iglesias each had two RBIs in the Bosox’s seventh win in a row.
 
– The Astros moved closer to another AL West crown by scoring four times in the 12th inning of a 9-5 decision over the Angels. Jake Meyers singled home the tiebreaking run and scored on Jose Altuve’s two-run double as Houston reduced its magic number to three for its fourth division crown in five years. Yordan Alvarez smacked a two-run homer and finished with three hits and three RBIs for the winners.
 
– Kyle Seager hit his 35th home run and the Mariners moved within 2 1/2 games of the second AL wild card by defeating the Athletics, 4-1. Ty France also went deep and Seattle extended its winning streak to four games with their third straight win over Oakland. Chris Flexen struck out eight and limited the A’s to one run on three hits over seven innings for his 13th win.
 
– The Giants lead the NL West by two games over Los Angeles after Kris Bryant and Buster Posey led their offense in an 8-6 win at San Diego. Bryant lashed a three-run double and Posey had four hits while scoring three times. Tyler Rogers surrendered two runs in the ninth before retiring Fernando Tatis Jr. with the tying run on base for the final out.
 
– Sam Hilliard lined a three-run homer and C.J. Cron had four hits for the Rockies in a 10-5 thumping of the Dodgers. German Marquez supplied a two-run double but was reached for five runs and six hits over four innings for Colorado. The Rockies tagged Walker Buehler for five runs and seven hits in just 3 2/3.
 
– The Cardinals earned their 11th straight win as Tyler O’Neill and Paul Goldschmidt homered early in their 10-2 dismantling of the Brewers. Winning pitcher Miles Mikolas gave up two runs and four hits in a season-high seven innings, helping St. Louis take a 4 1/2-game lead for the second NL wild card. Brett Anderson was torched for six runs over 1 2/3 innings as Milwaukee’s magic number stayed at three for clinching the NL Central.
 
– Austin Riley, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman homered as the Braves ripped the Diamondbacks, 9-2 to keep their three-game lead over Philadelphia atop the NL East. Adam Duvall also hit one over the wall, but he was called out for passing Riley between first and second. Ian Anderson pitched two-hit ball over six-plus innings of Atlanta’s fourth consecutive win.
 
– Bryce Harper threw out the tying run at the plate in the eighth inning to keep the Phillies ahead in a 4-3 decision over the Orioles. The game was tied 2-2 in the seventh before Jean Segura hit a sacrifice fly and J.T. Realmuto added an RBI single. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer for the Phils, who began the day three games behind the NL East-leading Braves.
 
– The Twins were 5-4 winners over the Cubs as Max Kepler homered twice and rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11 over five innings. Chicago lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
 
– Juan Soto provided three hits and three RBIs as the Nationals beat the Marlins, 7-5. Soto also walked twice to tie Bryce Harper’s single-season team record of 130.
 
– Three games were postponed by rain. The Tigers and visiting White Sox will make up their game on Monday afternoon, as will the Pirates and Reds in Cincinnati, along with the Indians and Royals in Cleveland.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay’s Antonio Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and could miss this week’s road game against the Rams. The 33-year-old receiver is the second player from the active roster the defending Super Bowl champions have placed on the COVID-19 list this week, joining reserve linebacker and special teams captain Kevin Minter. They can be reinstated with two negative tests for COVID-19 performed at least 24 hours apart.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills will make his first career start Thursday night against a Panthers defense that ranks first in the NFL. Mills made his debut in the second half of a loss to Cleveland last Sunday after Tyrod Taylor was injured.
 
– Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and won’t play Sunday when the Dolphins visit the Raiders. Miami coach Brian Flores did
not want to offer a timetable for a potential return but said Tagovailoa is already improving. Jacoby Brissett will start against Las Vegas.
 
– Justin Fields is set to make his first start for the Bears Sunday against Cleveland as Andy Dalton recovers from a left knee injury. Coach Matt Nagy says Dalton remains the team’s No. 1 quarterback, and the plan is for him to be the starter when he is healthy.
 
– Browns coach Kevin Stefanski did not rule out Odell Beckham Jr. for Sunday’s game against Chicago. That clears the way for the star wide receiver to make his season debut and play for the first time since undergoing knee surgery last year. Cleveland is thin at the position after playing wideout Jarvis Landry on injured reserve with a sprained knee ligament.
 
– The Jaguars have signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract. Lawson gives the team an experienced veteran in case CJ Henderson can’t play against Arizona because of a groin injury.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – A plan to expand the College Football Playoff has stalled. The CFP management committee was not able to formulate a consensus Wednesday on whether to grow the postseason format from four to 12 teams. The committee will reconvene next week, with college presidents joining online. No vote is expected. A plan to increase the playoff was unveiled in June. Concerns have been raised about some of the details, including how many games a team would end up playing in a season.

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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Bulls have exercised rookie scale contract options for the 2022-23 season on guard Coby White and forward Patrick Williams. White averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists in his second NBA season. Williams delivered 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds a game as a rookie after being drafted with the fourth overall pick in 2020.

 
Elsewhere around the NBA:
 
– The league has fined Warriors owner Joe Lacob $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments he made about 76ers guard Ben Simmons. Lacob said the Warriors had no interest in the disgruntled Sixers guard.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The National Hockey League says it has found no evidence supporting allegations that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane gambled on league games or negatively impacted his team’s contests. Those allegations were made by his wife, who is divorcing Kane and, according to the NHL, refused to participate in the investigation. The league says the investigation found no evidence to corroborate allegations that Kane gambled on NHL games or ‘threw’ hockey games.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The Sabres have agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on a three-year, $18 million contract. The 6-foot-3 Swede has 18 goals and 107 points in 197 games since Buffalo took him with the first pick in the 2018 draft. Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes is now the only prominent restricted free agent defenseman still unsigned.
 
– Goalie Cal Petersen has agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract extension with the Kings. Petersen went 9-18-5 last season for the struggling Kings, but established career-bests in goals-against average and save percentage.
 
– The Blues have promoted Peter Chiarelli to vice president of hockey operations. Chiarelli takes over for Dave Taylor, who is now a senior adviser under president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong. They are also bringing back former coach Ken Hitchcock as consultant.
 
– Florida Panthers top-line defenseman Aaron Ekblad says he’ll be on the ice when the Panthers formally begin practice Thursday. Ekblad broke his left leg in a scary on-ice incident almost six months again. He has been skating for several weeks and does not expect to be limited as camp begins.
 
– Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman says forward Tyler Bertuzzi is Detroit’s only unvaccinated player. Bertuzzi won’t be able to play in the team’s nine games in Canada unless federal laws there change. Bertuzzi is in line to forfeit over $450,000 of salary for that time because NHL protocols allow teams to suspend unvaccinated players when they are not available to participate.
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TENNIS-OSAKA

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the BNP Paribas Open, set for October 4-17 at Indian Wells. The move was expected after Osaka indicated following her U.S. Open loss this month that she planned to take another extended break from tennis. The four-time Grand Slam champion has dropped from first to eighth in the WTA rankings while sitting out several tournaments since withdrawing from the French Open due to mental health issues.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/22/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 1600
 
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the City of Minot to receive a $9.8 million grant to support the fifth phase of the region’s flood protection project. The award, which must be officially accepted by the city, is being made under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), a funding opportunity that Hoeven began advancing following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee in May. “This flood protection project is critical not only to the safety and prosperity of the communities in this region, but also to the efficient operation of the Minot Air Force Base’s two nuclear missions,” said Senator Hoeven. Hoeven will join city officials on Saturday at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the grant, as well as outline the importance of the funding in advancing permanent flood protection for the region.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The head of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a federal agency overseeing the environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cut ties with a contractor conducting the analysis, citing a conflict of interest. Chairman Mike Faith and other tribal leaders sent a letter Wednesday to a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official, taking issue with the Environmental Resources Management, a London-based company that’s doing the review, and its ties to the oil industry. Among their concerns is that the company is a member of the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group that lobbies for the oil industry and has submitted court briefs supporting Dakota Access.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department continues to monitor an ongoing epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak. To date, the most heavily affected area is along a portion of the Missouri River extending from just south of Bismarck/Mandan to the Garrison Dam, as well as a smaller area near Williston. EHD is a naturally occurring virus spread by a biting midge that is often fatal to white-tailed deer, and less commonly to mule deer, pronghorn and elk. Humans are not susceptible to the virus. The public is asked to continue reporting any dead deer to the Game and Fish Department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system.
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, announced today the National Park Service has awarded seven grants totaling $1,351,768 for state and local recreation projects in North Dakota. The grants are as follows:
 
$496,967 to the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to renovate Sertoma Park.
 
$292,773 to the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to acquire land to expand Lions Park.
 
$215,595 to the Grand Forks Park District to replace the infield turf at the Montgomery Field in the Apollo Sports Complex with synthetic turf.
 
$137,500 to the Mountrail County Park Board for a new Van Hook Recreation Area West Bathhouse.
 
$96,530 to City of Gackle for updates to the Gackle Little Park.
 
$69,558 to Turtle Lake-Mercer Public School for playground improvements.
 
$42,845 to the City of Mercer for new playground equipment at Mercer Memorial Park.
 
“The funds announced today will go toward improving playgrounds and expanding parks all across North Dakota,” said Senator Cramer. “This result is why we reformed the Land and Water Conservation Fund program and passed the Great American Outdoors Act: to ensure more investments go to locally-driven projects and our parks and public lands remain a top destination for our constituents.”
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 1200
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A former employee of a Fargo memory care center has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and endangering a vulnerable adult in the death of a resident. Fifty-nine-year-old Rachel Cooper is charged in the death of Gary Pearson, a retired businessman and radio station owner in Grafton. Police were called to Maple View Memory Care for a report of an assault of a patient by a caregiver Aug. 3. According to a criminal complaint, Cooper was cleaning Pearson’s bathroom and that the two appeared to have struggled over the bathroom door. The complaint says Cooper pushed the 78-year-old resident, causing him to fall backward and suffer fatal injuries.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Bismarck woman was injured in a rear-end crash on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the accident happened just before 5:00 PM on Interstate 94 in Bismarck. 44-year old Jessica Wilkins came to a stop due to backed up traffic. A 17-year old boy driving a pickup was distracted by a tow truck parked along the road with its lights activated and crashed into the rear of Wilkins vehicle. Troopers report Wilkins received minor injuries. A passenger in her car, a 16-year old boy from Bismarck was not injured. The driver of the pickup was not injured, but was cited for following too close.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota rise by 206 today to 3,310. Information from the Department of Health lists 640 new positives with 469 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 6.30%. Hospitalizations are down 5 to 119, with 21 of those in ICU. There were two more COVID-19 deaths today (1595).
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 141 new positives (3805), four new hospitalizations (195), and one death (29).
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department continues to monitor an ongoing epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak. To date, the most heavily affected area is along a portion of the Missouri River extending from just south of Bismarck/Mandan to the Garrison Dam, as well as a smaller area near Williston. EHD is a naturally occurring virus spread by a biting midge that is often fatal to white-tailed deer, and less commonly to mule deer, pronghorn and elk. Humans are not susceptible to the virus.
 
“With the help of public reports, we are able to get a pretty good idea on where the outbreak is occurring,” said Casey Anderson, Department wildlife division chief. “Tracking an outbreak like this would not be possible without the public’s involvement.”
Based on continuing reports along the Missouri River of white-tailed deer mortality attributed to EHD, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is now offering refunds for returned licenses from the special herd reduction bow season license holders in south Bismarck/Mandan and northern Burleigh County.
 
EHD outbreaks rapidly slow after a series of hard frosts kill the midge that transmits the virus. Department personnel will monitor reports they receive through the opening weekend of pheasant season. They will then determine in which units the severity of the outbreak warrants refunds for the gun hunting season for those seeking refunds.
 
The public is asked to continue reporting any dead deer to the Game and Fish Department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system.
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota lawmakers have moved to raise the threshold on new legislation that limits spending of federal money by a governor-led panel. The law was passed shortly before the Republican-led Legislature adjourned in April. The legislation came after the Emergency Commission, headed by GOP Gov. Doug Burgum, largely determined how to spend $1.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief the state received last year. Many lawmakers believed the full body should have that responsibility. The law caps the Emergency Commission’s spending authority of federal funds to $50 million and to $5 million in so-called special funds in a budget cycle.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and non-classified information from one place, including data from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, operations, like those flown out of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Sen. John Hoeven, a ámember of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, as worked with Ideal Aerosmith and the Navy to secure the contract. Hoeven says the technology developed under this contract will help missions across the globe to be better informed, supporting the safety and effectiveness of servicemembers.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review. Energy Transfer says the review puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Circuit Court of Appeals panel in D.C. earlier this year supported the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes’ argument that the project deserves a thorough environmental review and is currently operating without a key federal permit. The study will determine whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissues a permit for the line to cross the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will address attendees at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting today at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford also plans to attend the meeting and will participate in a panel discussion on North Dakota’s energy future at 10:05 a.m. Thursday. North Dakota regulators announced this week that the state has officially lost its status as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer to New Mexico. North Dakota ranked second, behind Texas, in oil production for nine years.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/22/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The second high school volleyball poll for the season sees Bismarck Century remain atop the Class A poll, while there’s a new No.1 in the Class B poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class A Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)           Points    Previous Ranking
 
1. Bismarck Century (10)         50          1
2. Jamestown                           35          2
3. West Fargo Sheyenne         25          RV
4. Bismarck                              24           5
5. West Fargo                          13           4
 
Others receiving votes: Fargo Shanley
 
Class B Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                     Points    Previous Ranking
 
1. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich (7)   92        2
2. Northern Cass (2)                             87        4
3. Linton-HMB (1)                                  69        1
4. Thompson                                         68        3
5. Central Cass                                     64        7
6. Kenmare                                           57         5
7. Dickinson Trinity                               34         6
8. North Star                                         25        RV
T9. Beulah                                            10        RV
T9. Oakes                                            10         T9
T9. Our Redeemers                             10        T9
 
Others receiving votes: LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, Carrington, Grafton, Bishop Ryan, Kindred, Rolla
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MINOT, ND – Plenty volleyball in the area on Tuesday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 25-13, 25-11, 25-21
#4 Bismarck High def. #2 Jamestown, (3-1)
Minot def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Mandan def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, (3-0)
 
Class B
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. Hazen, 25-18, 25-20, 25-14
#9 Beulah def. Beach, 25-9, 25-12, 25-18
#9 Our Redeemer’s def. Surrey, 25-10, 25-9, 25-8
Bishop Ryan def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-12, 23-25, 22-25, 25-15, 15-6
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Glenburn, 25-13, 25-15, 25-16
Lewis & Clark def. South Prairie-Max, (3-2)
Rugby def. T-G-U, 25-9, 25-19, 25-18
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. Drake-Anamoose, (3-1)
Trinity Christian def. Stanley, (3-1)
Tioga def. Alexander, 25-13, 25-12, 25-18
Flasher def. Central McLean, 28-26, 25-19, 25-21
Harvey-Wells County def. Washburn, 25-23, 27-25, 25-18
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class B
 
Beulah Hazen Invite
 
1. Beulah, 76
2. Rugby, 86
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 97
4. Killdeer, 103
5. Burke Central, 106
6. Southern McLean, 116
7. South Prairie – Max, 131
8. Stanley, 134
 
Individual winner: Owen Duttenhefner of Killdeer, 17:58.41
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class B
 
Beulah Hazen Invite
1. Rugby, 26
2. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 55
3. Southern McLean, 58
4. Beulah, 92
 
Individual winner: Brynn Hanson of DLB/L&C, 20:38.41
 
High School Girls Golf
Class A
 
Williston Invite – Links of North Dakota
 
1. Bismarck Century, 362
2. Mandan, 370
3. Bismarck Legacy, 371
4. Bismarck High, 380
5. Minot, 386
6. Dickinson, 387
7. Williston, 391
8. Jamestown, 420
9. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 433
10. Watford City, 524
 
Medalist: Hannah Herbel of Bismarck Century, 78
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Bismarck High 3, Minot 1 (1st loss for Magicians 13-1-1)
Bismarck Century 8, Mandan 0
Bismarck Legacy 4, Williston 2
Jamestown 2, Dickinson 0
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Bismarck Century 133, Mandan 52
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 8, Williston 1 (Magicians secure top seed for West Region Tournament)
Bismarck Legacy 8, Jamestown 1
Mandan 8, Bismarck High 1
 
College Womens Volleyball
MSU-Moorhead def. Minot State, 25-13, 25-16, 25-16
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MSU SOCCER
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State goalkeeper Maddie Kindred was perfect in the net over the weekend, turning aside all 15 shots she faced to lead the Beavers to a pair of road wins. The two shutout victories not only helped the Beavers open NSIC play with a perfect 2-0 record, but the performance earned Kindred honors from the league as she was named the NSIC Goalie of the Week on Monday. The junior from Soldotna, Alaska, made five saves on Friday in a 2-0 victory at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the NSIC opener for both teams. She then came back with a 10-save afternoon on Sunday to lift Minot State to a 1-0 victory over host St. Cloud State. The back-to-back shutouts stretched the Beavers (3-2-0 overall) win streak to three straight, and with the 180 minutes of scoreless play in goal, Kindred stretched her current shutout streak to 221 minute, 12 seconds, and counting. Minot State returns to action this weekend with two more NSIC road contests, playing at Southwest Minnesota State on Friday and at the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday.
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TWINS-CUBS
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Nick Gordon hit a two-run homer and two singles, Josh Donaldson and Max Kepler each had three hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5. Mitch Garver added three singles and an RBI in his return from a back injury to help last-place Minnesota end a two-game slide. Byron Buxton had two hits and scored twice as the Twins rode a 16-hit attack to win for just the third time in nine games. Willson Contreras and Trayce Thompson cracked solo shots for the Cubs at breezy Wrigley Field.
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WILD-KAPRIZOV SIGNED
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Wild have signed left wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract. The deal ends a
stalemate between the team and the Calder Trophy winner just two days before the beginning of training camp. Kaprizov topped the Wild and all NHL rookies with 27 goals in 55 games last season. Kaprizov also had 24 assists and led all Wild forwards in average time on ice per game. The native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, set franchise rookie records in several categories even while playing a schedule shortened by the pandemic.
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VIKINGS-KICKERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings haven’t given up on Greg Joseph. He says he’s still confident in himself, too. The Vikings have some heavy lifting to do to keep their season from veering off track like Joseph’s 37-yard field-goal try in Arizona. The miss came on the final play of the game and gave the Cardinals a 34-33 victory. That handed the Vikings a second straight excruciating loss. They were beaten by Cincinnati the week before. Joseph made a 53-yard field goal to send that game to overtime. That’s a sign for the Vikings they don’t need to worry about him. Next up for Joseph and the Vikings is the home opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
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WNBA PLAYOFFS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Connecticut and Las Vegas earned double byes in the WNBA playoffs and won’t begin postseason play until next week. The Sun and Aces will rest until the semifinals while watching the other six playoff teams square off in the first two rounds beginning Thursday. New York plays at Phoenix, and Dallas travels to Chicago, with the winners meeting Minnesota or Seattle in the second round in single elimination showdowns.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Detroit Tigers have stalled the Chicago White Sox’s drive for the AL Central title with a 5-3 victory. Akil Baddoo and Victor Reyes drove in two runs apiece. The magic number for the White Sox to clinch the division remained at two games. Reyes had four of Detroit’s 16 hits. Daz Cameron reached base four times and scored two runs for the Tigers, who have won the first two games of the three-game series. The White Sox have lost five of their last seven games.

 
In other Tuesday action:
 
– Shohei Ohtani hit his 45th homer in the eighth inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 10-5 loss to the Houston Astros. Ohtani connected for his first homer since Sept. 10, driving a solo shot off Houston’s Cristian Javier 445 feet into the elevated right field stands at the Big A. The two-way superstar has only three homers in September, but he is just one behind Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Kansas City’s Salvador Perez for the major league lead. Aledmys Diaz and Kyle Tucker hit back-to-back homers and drove in three runs apiece in Houston’s sixth win in seven games.
 
– Marco Gonzales pitched six uneven innings and won his eighth straight decision, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 5-2 to move into a tie with the Athletics in a matchup of wild-card contenders. J.P. Crawford homered in the ninth inning and had three hits. Kyle Seager doubled twice, and Dylan Moore added a two-run triple as Seattle won its second straight against the A’s. Both teams are three games behind the Blue Jays in the race for the second AL wild card.
 
– Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies both launched two-run homers for the Atlanta Braves, who held their NL East lead by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1. Jorge Soler added a solo homer for the Braves, who won their third in a row and stayed three games ahead of second-place Philadelphia. Riley hit his 30th home run in the first inning, a drive deep into the left-center field stands. The 24-year-old third baseman continues to evolve into a cornerstone for the Braves lineup, batting .300 with 94 RBIs. Albies hit a shot far into the right-field seats in the third. He’s up to 29 homers this season and has 97 RBIs.
 
– LaMonte Wade Jr. singled over leaping All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. in the ninth inning to bring in the go-ahead run and the San Francisco Giants beat the staggering San Diego Padres 6-5 to keep a one-game lead in the NL West. Wade’s hit was the third straight one-out single off Mark Melancon and brought in Brandon Belt. Melancon, who leads baseball with 37 saves, started the ninth with the score tied at 5. The Giants stayed ahead of the Dodgers in the division race after Los Angeles beat Colorado 5-4. The Padres blew a 4-1 lead and wasted a two-homer performance by Manny Machado.
 
– Josh Rogers pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-1. Rogers (2-0) scattered five hits, struck out four and walked two in his longest outing since joining the club Sept. 4. Juan Soto and rookie Keibert Ruiz had two hits and an RBI each for the Nationals, who closed within two games of Miami for fourth in the NL East. Ruiz, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner on July 30, is 12 for 26 with nine RBIs in his last nine games.
 
– Yu Chang hit a bases-loaded triple off left fielder Andrew Benintendi’s glove in the first inning, leading Cal Quantrill and Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 4-1. Ernie Clement homered as the second-place Indians kept Chicago’s magic number for clinching the AL Central at two. Cleveland hosts the White Sox in a five-game series beginning Thursday.
 
– Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its playoff lead by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1. The Cardinals increased their edge for the second NL wild-card spot to four games over Cincinnati. San Diego began the day four games behind St. Louis. Milwaukee, which has secured a playoff spot, lost its third straight. The Brewers, whose magic number to clinch the NL Central stayed at three, lead the Cardinals by 9 1/2 games.
 
– Ben Gamel homered, Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates dampened the Cincinnati Reds’ fading postseason hopes with a 6-2 win. Gamel hit his eighth home run in the fourth inning to erase the Reds’ early lead in the fourth. Hayes singled to score Hoy Park, and Cole Tucker sent Hayes home with a single. Mitch Keller pitched out of trouble with the aid of two double plays to hold off the Reds, who are chasing the streaking St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL wild card. They trail St. Louis by four games with 10 remaining.
 
– J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 10th inning to rally the Philadelphia Phillies past the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 for a boost to their longshot playoff odds. Realmuto lined a shot to right field past the outstretched glove of Anthony Santander, and NL MVP candidate Bryce Harper, who was intentionally walked, scored the winner and set off a wild celebration in the infield. The Phillies entered three games behind Atlanta in the NL East.
 
– Rookie Alek Manoah rebounded from early control issues to last six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in September. Toronto maintained a half-game lead lover the New York Yankees for the second AL wild card. Tampa Bay, closing in on its second straight division title, began the day seven games ahead of second-place Boston. The Rays, just 9-11 this month, have 10 games remaining.
 
– Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a home run, Aaron Judge added a three-run shot and the New York Yankees powered past the Texas Rangers 7-1 to keep pace in the crowded AL wild-card chase. Joey Gallo also went deep – against his former team – and a finally healthy Luis Severino closed with two shutout innings in his first major league appearance since the 2019 AL Championship Series. New York, which remained a half-game behind Toronto for the final American League playoff spot, has taken two straight from last-place Texas following a 7-15 stretch.
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MLB NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Cody Bellinger on the injured list with a left rib fracture. The team made the move just before its game in Colorado against the Rockies. The Dodgers recalled outfielder Luke Raley from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his place on the roster. Bellinger was banged up in a collision with Gavin Lux last week. Bellinger missed 46 games earlier this season with a calf injury and seven more with hamstring tightness.

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NFL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will miss at least Cleveland’s next three games after being placed on injured reserve with a sprained knee ligament. A model of consistency and durability in his NFL career, Landry got hurt after catching a pass on the second play from scrimmage in Sunday’s 31-21 win over Houston. The 28-year-old Landry must sit out the next three games, and it’s possible he could be out longer.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Bradley Chubb needs another ankle surgery and will miss several weeks. Chubb had right ankle surgery in May to remove bone spurs and missed most of the offseason program. Now he needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle. Chubb missed the opener and didn’t even last two quarters at Jacksonville before the pain forced him to the sideline.
 
– Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury. Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive. Culley said the 1-1 Texans plan to elevate Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to back up Mills against the 2-0 Panthers. Mills is a third-round draft pick from Stanford. He took over Sunday when Taylor was injured and threw for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
 
– The NFL will stage an international combine for 50 athletes from 15 countries next month in London. The invitational scouting showcase is mirrored after the annual NFL combine usually held in Indianapolis. The idea is to find international athletes who have the skillset and potential to play in the league. It will take place Oct. 12 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Invited are athletes from Britain, Germany, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, France, Nigeria, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Finland, Sweden and Hungary.
 
– The parent companies of the Denver Broncos are heading to court Wednesday to ask a Denver County District Court judge to clear the decks for any potential sale of the franchise, which is valued at nearly $4 billion. The partnership wants Judge Shelly L. Gilman to rule that former owner Edgar Kaiser’s estate no longer has the right of first refusal to any potential sale of the franchise. The trial is expected to last at least a week with a ruling coming in November or December.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Quarterback Charlie Brewer has left the Utah Utes after losing his starting job to Cameron Rising. Brewer was a four-year starter at Baylor who transferred to Utah for his final season. He won the starting job following a heated competition with Rising in the preseason camp. But the Utes struggled with Brewer under center.
 
Elsewhere in college football:
 
– Vanderbilt running back Ra’Mahn Davis will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn toe ligament on his right foot. Coach Clark Lea confirmed Davis’ injury Tuesday. Vanderbilt hosts No. 2 Georgia on Saturday.
 
– Kansas running back Velton Gardner, who led the Jayhawks in rushing last season, has entered the transfer portal. The junior saw his playing time decrease over the first three games under new coach Lance Leipold.
 
– Two Rutgers players have been suspended from the football team after they were charged in an incident in which three people were struck by paintballs fired from a passing vehicle. Coach Greg Schiano took the action after defensive backs Malachi “Max” Melton and Chris Long were each charged with three counts of aggravated assault and a weapons count.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of Ben Simmons’ plans tells The Associated Press the All-Star guard won’t report to the Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp next week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because discussions of Simmons’ plans with the franchise have been private. The 25-year-old guard from Australia was the No. 1 pick of the 2016 draft. He is a three-time All-Star and had been paired with Joel Embiid as the franchise cornerstones as the Sixers chase their first NBA championship since 1983. But Simmons took the brunt of the blame for the top-seeded Sixers’ second-round exit in last season’s playoffs.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Following suggestions from the league’s competition committee, the NBA has spent time this offseason teaching its referees how to handle it when offensive players are making non-basketball moves with hopes of drawing contact from defenders. Going forward, such plays will merit either a no-call or an offensive foul. In the past, those have often wound up sending offensive players to the foul line.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Philadelphia Flyers center Kevin Hayes has had abdominal surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The Flyers are set to open training camp this week, the preseason starts next week and Philadelphia plays the season opener Oct. 15 at home against Vancouver. The 29-year-old Hayes could miss roughly the first 10 games of the season. He scored 12 goals and had 31 points in 55 games last season in his second year with the Flyers. They could turn to 22-year-old Morgan Frost to take Hayes’ spot and strengthen the team in the middle.

 
Elsewhere in the NHL:
 
– The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million contract extension. The 27-year-old Merzlikins will be in the final year of a two-year contract this season with a cap hit of $4 million. The new contract locks him up through the 2026-27 season with an annual salary of about $6.7 million. The long-term deal throws into question the future of Joonas Korpisalo, who has shared time in the net with Merzlikins the last two seasons.
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GEORGIA TECH-NCAA

ATLANTA (AP) – The NCAA has placed Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball program on probation for three years. The infractions committee cited violations committed under former coach MaChelle Joseph that included players being forced to practice longer than the rules allow and on scheduled off days. The NCAA finding means both the men’s and women’s programs at Georgia Tech have landed on probation for rules violations. That troubling situation prompted the governing body to also order a comprehensive compliance review of Georgia Tech’s athletics department by an outside agency. The probationary period for the women’s team does not include an NCAA Tournament ban.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/21/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review. Energy Transfer says the review puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Circuit Court of Appeals panel in D.C. earlier this year supported the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes’ argument that the project deserves a thorough environmental review and is currently operating without a key federal permit. The study will determine whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissues a permit for the line to cross the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota.
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MINOT, ND – Fire caused major damage to a mobile home in Minot on Monday evening. The Minot Fire Department was called to 625 15th Street SE #44 for a porch fire that caused serious damage to the structure after the flames spread up an exterior wall and into the attic. Crews from the Minot Fire Department extinguished the blaze on the outside of the home and then had to gain entrance to the attic from inside to fully extinguish the fire. Three occupants were home at the time of the fire; they were alerted by fire alarms and safely
evacuated with their pet cat and a few valuables. None of the occupants were injured. No firefighters were injured in the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and non-classified information from one place, including data from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, operations, like those flown out of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Sen. John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, as worked with Ideal Aerosmith and the Navy to secure the contract. Hoeven says the technology developed under this contract will help missions across the globe to be better informed, supporting the safety and effectiveness of servicemembers.
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BISMARCK, ND – Seven more deaths are reported today among those who tested positive for COVID-19. Information from the North Dakota Department of Health list 1,593 deaths since the pandemic began. Today’s daily positive rate is 8%. There are 632 new positives and 502 newly recovered. Active cases rise by 125 to 3,104. Hospitalizations are up four today to 124, with 21 of those in ICU.
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 117 new positives (3664), six hospitalizations (191), and three deaths (28).
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated Valley-Edinburg Elementary School in Crystal, Roosevelt Elementary School in Mandan and Wyndmere Public School for being recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.
 
“This incredible honor is a testament to the passion, hard work and dedication of the exceptional students, teachers and administrators at these three outstanding schools and the innovative approaches to teaching and learning being applied in schools across North Dakota,” Burgum said. “These three schools – and schools throughout our state – have done a tremendous job of educating students under extremely challenging conditions during this past year and a half. Congratulations to Valley-Edinburg Elementary School in Crystal, Roosevelt Elementary School in Mandan and Wyndmere Public School for this well-deserved recognition.”
 
Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon School recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. There were 325 schools recognized across the nation as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, ND – The United States on Monday extended restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico through Oct. 21 that bar nonessential travel such as tourism by foreigners. The United States has continued to extend the restrictions on Canada and Mexico on a monthly basis since March 2020, when they were imposed to address the spread of COVID-19. Canada on August 9th began allowing fully vaccinated U.S. visitors for nonessential travel.
 
Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement – “Again without an explanation from the White House, it’s impossible to know what’s driving this baffling decision to extend these unnecessary restrictions on land-based travelers from Canada – when Canada’s vaccination rate is substantially higher than the United States’ – while making accommodations for foreign visitors traveling by air to our country,” Burgum said. “We won’t relent in our efforts to press the Biden administration, as we’ve done repeatedly including in our July letter with four border states and provinces, to lift these needless restrictions that continue to hurt communities and citizens on both sides of the border as well as our retail and tourism businesses that rely on Canadian travelers.”
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The latest bout of legal wrangling over the collection of North Dakota oil and gas royalties has been won by the energy industry, over a bill it promoted and was passed by the 2021 state Legislature. A state judge last week ruled in favor of the law that limits how much interest companies have to pay for unpaid oil and gas royalties. It also sets a statute of limitations on how far back they have to pay. The decision came after a state agency argued that the legislation is unconstitutional. A Fargo attorney who has successfully argued oil and gas mineral rights cases said last month the issue is likely headed to the state Supreme Court, regardless of the opinion by McKenzie County Judge Robin Schmidt.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – A group of 15 firefighters from the Williston, Williston Rural, Bismarck Rural and Dickinson Fire Departments returned today after two weeks supporting Hurricane Ida recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast. Gov. Doug Burgum this month approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Louisiana, allowing North Dakota’s firefighters to assist with structural fire suppression missions there.
 
After traveling more than 1,800 miles, the first North Dakota team began its mission earlier this month by being assigned to the volunteer fire department in Lockport, Louisiana, south of Baton Rouge. While there, the team responded to carbon monoxide calls, fire alarms and structure fires. They also assisted local communities with tree clean-up and debris removal and unloading supply trailers.
 
A second team departed Williston, North Dakota, three days later and, combined with a crew from Dickinson Fire Department, traveled to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) basecamp in Baton Rouge. The team was assigned to the Schriever Fire Department, about 80 miles south of Baton Rouge and west of Lockport.
 
“Thank you to all the members of the two North Dakota teams. We are beyond proud of what they have done and are thankful for the partnerships created,” said Williston Fire Chief Matt Clark. “This was an incredible effort by all parties involved and we are happy to welcome them home.”
 
Before traveling back to North Dakota, the first team of firefighters was able to visit with a long-time Lockport resident with family and friendship ties to North Dakota. Missy Lirette and her husband evacuated for Hurricane Ida. When she returned home on Saturday and heard the team might still be in town, Lirette rushed to the Lockport Volunteer Fire Department to meet them and take some pictures with the team.
 
“My heart almost exploded with joy at getting to meet them and thank them for helping our community,” Lirette said. “They are wonderful people [and] they are all wearing Lockport Volunteer Fire Department shirts today. Thank you, North Dakota for coming to Louisiana’s rescue.”
 
North Dakota’s volunteer firefighter team was assembled after sourcing and coordination through the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES). North Dakota has a long history of providing EMAC support to other states. Since 2005, DES staff have supported response agencies through EMAC during disaster events in six locations, including: Louisiana (2005 hurricane), Mississippi (2011 flooding), Puerto Rico (2017 hurricane), Florida (2017 hurricane), Hawaii (2018 volcano), Oklahoma (2019 flooding/tornadoes) and, most recently, Oregon (2020 wildfires). An EMAC is an emergency response mechanism that allows states to send personnel, equipment and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.
 
“Collaborating with other states through the EMAC process helps us to bolster public safety across the nation,” said North Dakota Homeland Security Director Cody Schulz. “We thank our North Dakota firefighters who eagerly answered the call to help others in need. Typically, disaster response requires extra hours working on the ground and, in this case, time away from home. Thank you to all our firefighters for their sacrifice and commitment to serve.”
 
“I could not be prouder of the work the North Dakota teams have accomplished during this mission. I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work, dedication and sacrifices made while being deployed,” said Bismarck Rural Fire Chief Dustin Theurer. “We are happy to welcome these crews home and are glad everyone is home safe and sound.”
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is holding their Fall Cleanup Week this week. Household quantities of bulky and household items – items at the end of their useful life, such as appliances, furniture, junk, etc. are picked up curbside for City of Minot garbage patrons. The city is divided into four segments with collection focused on one section each day. Monday was the southeast part of the city. Today is the southwest, with collection in the northern half of Minot on Thursday and Friday.
 
If you miss your collection day or have additional waste you’d like to dispose of, the City of Minot Landfill will be waiving the fee for self-hauling during Fall Clean Up Week. Proof of residency such as a utility bill with current Minot address will be required for reasonable household quantities at no charge during this week.
 
The City of Minot is also sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st Street Southeast, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25. 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. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
 
 
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