K-Heart Sports – 09/21/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century and Jamestown remain No. 1 in their respective football polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11AA Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)           Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck Century (13)          4-0          77           1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (3)     4-0          67           2
T3. Fargo Shanley                     2-2          37           3
T3. West Fargo                         2-2          37           5
5. Mandan                                  2-2          12          RV
 
Others receiving votes: Fargo Davies (2-2), Bismarck Legacy (2-2)
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)         Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Jamestown (16)                  4-0          80           1
2. Bismarck St. Mary’s            3-1          64           2
3. Fargo North                         3-1          37          T3
4. Devils Lake                          3-1          32          T3
5. Dickinson                            1-3           14          5
 
Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (3-1)
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MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard:
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
Trinity Christian def. New Town, (3-0)
Divide County def. Trenton, 25-17, 25-10, 25-22
Rolette def. Four Winds-Minnewauken, (3-0)
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UND HOCKEY-ZAJAC RETIRES
 
GRAND FORKS (UND) – Former UND forward Travis Zajac announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on Monday morning following a 15-year NHL career that spanned two teams. Zajac, who spent all but 13 games of his 15-year NHL career with New Jersey, today signed a one-day contract with the New Jersey Devils and announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Zajac will remain with the organization in an on/off-ice player development and consulting role, while also working to grow the club’s youth hockey initiatives.
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PACKERS-LIONS

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers were able to shake off their 35-point loss to the New Orleans Saints in the season opener. Aaron Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ four touchdown passes and rushed for a fourth score in the Packers’ 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions. Rodgers went 22 of 27 for 255 yards and surpassed John Elway for 10th all-time in passing yards with 51,633. Rodgers has followed up each of the Packers’ last five regular-season losses by throwing four touchdown passes and no interceptions in his next game. Jones became the first Packers running back to catch three touchdown passes in a game since Andy Uram against the Chicago Cardinals in 1942. He had 17 carries for 67 yards and six catches for 48 yards. Jared Goff completed 13 of his first 14 passes but struggled the rest of the way as the 0-2 Lions blew a 17-14 halftime lead.

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WENTZ INJURY
 
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts won’t know until later this week whether quarterback Carson Went will play at Tennessee after spraining both ankles in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Colts coach Frank Reich says he does not yet have a timeline for a return. Wentz hurt his right ankle midway through the fourth quarter and did not return. Wentz hurt his left ankle earlier in the game. If Wentz can’t play, Jacob Eason is expected to make his first NFL start.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have moved three games ahead of Philadelphia for first place in the NL East. The Braves erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning of an 11-4 drubbing of the Diamondbacks. Freddie Freeman hit an RBI double and a run-scoring single in the fifth. Adam Duvall delivered a two-run homer and Austin Riley had three hits and three RBIs in Atlanta’s second straight win since a four-game skid.

 
The Orioles avoided their 102nd loss as John Means scattered four hits over 6 2/3 innings of their 2-0 shutout of the Phillies. Cole Sulser and Tyler Wells finished up the combined four-hitter as the Birds kept Bryce Harper hitless with two strikeouts in three at-bats. Neither team scored after Ranger Suarez gave up consecutive RBI singles to Pedro Severino and Ryan McKenna in the first inning.
 
Checking out Monday’s other Major League action:
 
– Nolan Arenado slammed a two-run homer in the first inning to set the tone in the Cardinals’ ninth consecutive win, 5-2 over the Brewers. Yadier Molina provided a pair of RBI singles, including the go-ahead hit in the sixth. Winning pitcher Jon Lester allowed three hits over six innings, including solo shots by Avisail Garcia and Luis Urias in the second inning.
 
– The Reds erased a five-run deficit and beat the Pirates, 9-5 to stay three games behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card. Joey Votto tied the game in the fifth inning with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot. Nick Castellanos drove in three runs and Kyle Farmer also went deep for Cincinnati.
 
– Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres hit RBI singles in a three-run third while the Yankees were building a 4-0 lead in a 4-3 win over the Rangers. Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees bounced back from consecutive losses to the Indians by a combined 22-4 margin. The Yankees received 4 2/3 scoreless innings from the bullpen and within a half-game of Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– The Blue Jays led 2-0 until Yandy Diaz belted a three-run homer in the fifth inning of the Rays’ 6-4 victory. Diaz had three hits and scored twice to back Shane Baz, who worked five innings to earn his first major league win. The Jays fell to 13-4 this month despite homers by Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Marcus Semien.
 
– Seattle’s 4-2 victory at Oakland keeps the Athletics two games behind for the second AL wild card and brings the Mariners within three games. Kyle Seager was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, including a two-run single in the decisive third inning. Mitch Haniger doubled twice and winning pitcher Tyler Anderson allowed just one run and four hits while fanning seven over seven innings.
 
– Marwin Gonzalez hit a grand slam and the Astros moved closer to the AL West title with a 10-0 victory over the Angels. Framber Valdez pitched seven innings of six-hit ball in Houston’s fifth victory in six games. Martin Maldonado launched a three-run homer and Jose Siri hit a leadoff homer as the Astros cut their magic number to six for winning their division.
 
– White Sox hurler Carlos Rodon was pulled after allowing two runs over three innings of a 4-3 loss at Detroit. Harold Castro’s eighth-inning single broke a 3-all tie for Detroit. Chicago’s magic number to clinch the division dropped to two when second-place Cleveland was swept by Kansas City in a doubleheader.
 
– Salvador Perez slammed his 46th home run and the Royals grabbed the opener of their doubleheader by whipping the Indians, 7-2. Perez tied for the Major League lead in homers, became the RBI leader with 113 and broke Johnny Bench’s record among players who appeared in at least 75% of his team’s games at catcher. Hunter Dozier and Andrew Benintendi also hit two-run homers to support Brady Singer, who limited the Indians to two runs over seven innings.
 
– The Royals also were 4-2 winners for a sweep of the twinbill at Cleveland. Five hurlers combined on a four-hitter in the second game. Hanser Alberto provided an RBI single and a run-scoring grounder.
 
– Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered twice before scoring from third on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to give the Marlins an 8-7 victory over the Nationals. Jesus Sanchez homered and stunned even himself in the fourth inning when the Marlins right-fielder barehanded Lane Thomas’ fly ball.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Pitcher Luis Severino has been activated by the New York Yankees and is in position to make his first major league appearance in nearly two years. Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he plans to use Severino out of the bullpen. The 27-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery before last season. The two-time All-Star and 19-game winner in 2018 was limited by shoulder soreness to three appearances in 2019.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Outfielder-turned-reliever Anthony Gose was called up from the minors by the Indians, this time as a hard-throwing lefty reliever. The 31-year-old Gose last played in the majors in 2016 with Detroit. Gose pitched 1 2/3 innings on Monday against the Royals, throwing 39 pitches, seven zoomed into triple digits. He allowed one run and one hit.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry could miss multiple games after spraining his knee in Sunday’s win over Houston. Landry hurt his MCL while being tackled at the end of a 9-yard completion on Cleveland’s second offensive play. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Landry will be “week to week” but provided no other specifics on a timeline for his return.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Raiders quarterback Derek Carr underwent tests on his injured right ankle, but coach Jon Gruden expects him to be able to play this Sunday against Miami. Carr got hurt after throwing a TD pass to Foster Moreau in the third quarter of Sunday’s 26-17 victory over the Steelers. After being down on the turf for a bit, Carr got taped up in the medical tent and didn’t miss a play.
 
– Broncos coach Vic Fangio wouldn’t confirm reports Monday that fourth-year inside linebacker Josey Jewell is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Fangio said they team is awaiting a final prognosis, but teammates were talking as though they’d be without their defensive play-caller for some time. Denver also lost Pro Bowl outside linebacker Bradley Chubb on Sunday when he aggravated a right ankle injury that’s been bothering him for a month.
 
– Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina. If Taylor can’t play, Deshaun Watson won’t be an option. Coach David Culley says Watson will be inactive for Thursday’s game just as he has been for the first two games.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CFP EXPANSION

UNDATED (AP) – The College Football Playoff management committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday. The committee will discuss the feedback members have received from campuses since a 12-team expansion plan was unveiled in June. The 10 major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director get together this week and plan to reconvene early next week in Chicago. The second meeting will include university presidents who make up the CFP’s board of managers. A four-person subcommittee has come up with a 12-team format that would include six conference champions and six at-large teams. Games would be played both on campus and at bowl sites.

 
Also in college football:
 
– Florida coach Dan Mullen says quarterback Anthony Richardson will “probably do a little bit more at practice” this week before the 11th-ranked Gators host Tennessee. Richardson was held out of Saturday’s 31-29 loss to Alabama as a precaution after the redshirt freshman strained his right hamstring near the end of an 80-yard run the previous week.
 
– Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder injury that will need further evaluation on Tuesday. The Hurricanes fell out of the AP Top 25 on Sunday for the first time this season.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Coyotes have proposed a $1.7 billion development in Tempe that will include a hockey arena. Renderings by the Coyotes include proposed restaurants, shops and apartments on a 46-acre tract of land. The team says the arena would be funded by private investors but would seek city sales tax revenues to help pay for $200 million in additional costs, including infrastructure work.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/20/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 092021 – 1600
 
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. Today was the southeast part of the city. Tomorrow will be 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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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Police in Williston are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition. The crime occurred early Sunday morning. Officers found a 22-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say they have taken “subjects” into custody, but did not say how many people have been detained. The victim has not yet been identified. The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williams County Sheriff’s Office and Williston Fire Department assisted police.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Dickinson woman died in a crash 4 miles south of Killdeer. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 4:20 PM on Friday. A 24-year old woman was driving a car that crossed the center line and side swiped an oncoming crane. The car spun and was hit head on by an oncoming pickup truck. Troopers say everyone was wearing a seatbelt, except the woman driving the car who was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the crane was not injured. The pickup driver sustained minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakotans are accustomed to seven digit phone dialing because the entire state is under the 701 area code. State officials want to keep it that way. North Dakota is projected to run out of numbers under the 701 area code by 2026. So the Public Service Commission is seeking permission from federal regulators to free up unused phone numbers in order to keep just one area code.
 
When a phone company wants to expand to a new part of the state, it must request a block of numbers to serve that area and the Federal Communications Commission works with state officials to assign the block, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Each block must contain at least 1,000 phone numbers. Sometimes, the service area the block is assigned to is a small town where just a few dozen or few hundred of those numbers are needed. The rest go unused. PSC Commissioner Randy Christmann said North Dakota encompasses nearly 300 service areas, and 88% of them use less than 20% of the phone numbers assigned to them.
 
North Dakota joins two other states with a single area code, New Hampshire and Maine, in petitioning the FCC to allow them more leniency in assigning phone numbers to service areas. They want the federal government to lift the 1,000-number minimum in each block so that fewer numbers could be assigned to a service area. Millions of numbers are tied up under existing rules, Christmann said.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped by more that 500 since Friday. Today’s information from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 2,979 active, down 507 from Friday. Burleigh County has the most active cases at 672, while Cass is at 528, Stark has 238, Grand Forks at 223, and Ward County with 185. All but two of North Dakota’s 53 counties have an active case of COVID-19. Eddy and Golden Valley do not.
 
The combined reports of Saturday, Sunday and Monday list 917 new positives with 1,426 newly recovered. Hospitalizations were up to 133 on Saturday and Sunday, but have dropped to 120 today, with 21 of those in ICU. There has been one more death reported among those with the virus (1586).
 
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 331 positives since Friday (3547), 8 hospitalizations since Friday (185), and no deaths (25). Those adults fully vaccinated stands at 52.5% (315,179). Those North Dakotans age 12 and older fully vaccinated is 50.2% (332,700).
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Cody Schulz to lead the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, citing his extensive record of public service and strong leadership at the state and county levels, including through some of the most challenging periods in recent state history.
 
Schulz joined the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES) in 2007 and has served as director of Homeland Security since March 2018. During his 13 years with DES, he also has served as disaster recovery chief, business manager and finance officer, and hazard mitigation grant specialist. Prior to joining DES, Schulz spent nearly 13 years in the private sector as a business owner, account specialist and government and public affairs analyst.
 
Schulz also served on the Morton County Commission from 2012 to 2020, including as chairman in 2016, 2017 and 2020, helping to guide the county through the historic Dakota Access Pipeline protests and COVID-19 pandemic. As a county commissioner and member of the Morton County Park Board for eight years, Schulz also oversaw major infrastructure upgrades and expansion of park services and amenities.
 
“Cody brings demonstrated leadership skills and a strong passion for providing a high quality of life for North Dakota citizens to the role of North Dakota Parks and Recreation director,” Burgum said. “Throughout his service to state government, he has embodied the concept of ‘working as one’ across state agencies with a whole-of-government approach. And as a former county commissioner and park board member, he understands how parks can enhance communities and help attract and retain workforce, drive tourism and improve quality of life. We look forward to his continued leadership in state government, which will serve all North Dakota citizens well.”
 
A native of New Salem, N.D., Schulz earned an associate’s degree from Bismarck State College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dickinson State University and an MBA from the University of North Dakota. He currently services as chair of the North Dakota State Emergency Response Commission and the North Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center Executive Committee, and as vice chair of the National Emergency Management Association Legislative Committee. He is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region VIII Advisory Council and a past board member of the Bismarck Mandan Development Association and the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.
 
“It’s been an honor to serve our state at DES for over a decade, helping to keep our citizens safe. I have been incredibly fortunate to be a part of great teams over the years, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead this great Parks and Recreation team of servant leaders and take our parks system to the next level after a year of record camping numbers,” Schulz said. “We are at a time of boundless opportunity here in North Dakota, and Parks and Recreation is positioned to seize that opportunity by continuing to enhance partnerships and collaboration, making smart and lasting infrastructure investments and focusing on what really matters most – the people who visit our great parks.”
 
Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of DES, has appointed Preparedness Chief Debbie LaCombe to serve as interim homeland security director until a replacement for Schulz is named.
 
Burgum expressed his gratitude for the leadership provided by Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Paul Taylor, who has served as the agency’s interim director since former director Andrea Travnicek was appointed Department of Water Resources director effective Aug. 1.
 
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has about 60 full-time team members, 18 long-term seasonal staff and approximately 150 short-term seasonal staff and a biennial budget of $43 million to manage and operate 15 statewide parks and recreation areas, enriching generations through experiences that connect people and places. The department actively promotes and supports access to North Dakota’s great outdoors through a diversity of recreation opportunities and sustainably managed resources. The department is additionally responsible for off-highway vehicle planning and safety programs, snowmobile safety programs and trails, the Nature Preserves Act and outdoor recreation grants and statewide recreation planning.
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 092021 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state’s coronavirus pandemic response, military officials said. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with contact tracing and about 15 others are helping at the state laboratory in Bismarck. The group is expected to remain on active duty until the end of the year. The Guard’s COVID-19 duty began in March 2020 and last November surpassed the record personnel days worked set during 2011 flooding. The Guard has worked more than 121,400 personnel days of COVID-19 support duty, which is said is the largest and longest state mobilization in history.
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UNDATED (AP) – North Dakota regulators say the state has officially lost its status as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer to New Mexico. North Dakota produced just over 1 million barrels of oil per day in July, the most recent month for which data is available. The July production marks á5% drop from June. Texas continues to lead the nation in oil production. North Dakota ranked second, behind Texas, in oil production for nine years. North Dakota and New Mexico had been neck and neck for several months. New Mexico had 82 rigs drilling Friday, while North Dakota had 27.
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MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A judge has granted a new trial to Mandan Lyft driver whose 2019 conviction for raping a customer was upheld by the North Dakota Supreme Court. South Central District Judge Bobbi Weiler says Corey Wickham’s constitutional rights were violated when his defense attorney failed to object to police testimony that allegedly impacted the jury’s decision. Wickham was working as a Lyft driver in August 2018 when he was accused of raping a woman after driving her home. A jury convicted him of two sexual assault charges and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Wickham’s attorney, Lloyd Suhr, argued that a Bismarck police detective’s testimony about Wickham’s request for an attorney was an improper comment that should have drawn an objection from defense counsel.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission. North Dakota Republican Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is part of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency’s new low-Earth orbit mission. NASA defines low-Earth orbit as having an altitude of 1,200 miles or less. Hoeven says the mission serves as the backbone for all U.S. military communications. Hoeven’s office says a military installation in Alabama also was selected as a center for the mission.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota will help settle dozens of Afghan refugees who will begin arriving later this month. The state Department of Human Services said Friday it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 evacuees through the federal Afghan Placement and Assistance program. The 49 Afghans are part of the 37,000 evacuees who will be resettled in 200 communities in the U.S. through the placement program. The majority of the 49 Afghans are expected to settle in Fargo. Eight military bases in the U.S. have been temporarily housing the refugees who fled after the Taliban toppled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government on Aug. 15.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/20/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 092021 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Chloe Allan knocked in a rebounded header by Daisy de Boer in the 24th minute, assisted by Mel van Walstijn and Daisy de Boer. The lone goal proved to be all that was needed as the Minot State Beaver defense held the St. Cloud State Huskies from scoring in a 1-0 road win. The Beavers will next be in action as they again take to the road, this time to face the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State (1-3, 0-2 NSIC) Friday Sept. 24th at 3 p.m.
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VIKINGS-CARDINALS
 
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings put together a near-perfect final drive, picking their way down the field while managing the clock so they would get the final play of a wild game in the desert. All that was missing was the finish. Greg Joseph pushed a 37-yard field goal wide right as time expired, leaving the Vikings deflated for the second straight week after a 34-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Joseph hit a 53-yard field goal to send last week’s game against Cincinnati to overtime and earlier made two 52-yarders against the Cardinals. Despite a good snap and hold, Joseph pushed his final kick wide right and grabbed his helmet in angst. The Vikings fall to 0-2 on the season.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
TORONTO (AP) – José Berríos pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team, Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays increased their lead in the playoff race by beating Minnesota 5-3. Toronto now leads the Yankees by 1 1/2 games for the second AL wild-card spot. The Blue Jays are one game behind Boston for the top slot. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and an RBI as the Blue Jays improved to 15-3 in September. Traded to Toronto on July 30 after six seasons with the Twins, Berríos faced his ex-teammates for the first time. He allowed three runs and four hits, and improved to 5-3 with a 3.39 ERA in 10 starts with the Blue Jays.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Sam Darnold is learning it’s a lot easier to win in the NFL when you are surrounded by competent teammates. Darnold and the Panthers are 2-0 following a 26-7 win over the Saints. Darnold was 26 of 38 for 305 yards, two TDs and one interception as he continues to flourish since leaving the Jets. Christian McCaffrey added 137 yards from scrimmage and scored his first touchdown of the season. Jameis Winston was held to 111 yards passing, intercepted twice and sacked four times.

 
Elsewhere during the second Sunday of the NFL season:
 
– Lamar Jackson had been 0-3 versus Patrick Mahomes before the Ravens quarterback ran for 107 yards and two TDs in a 36-35 win over the Chiefs. Jackson also threw for 239 yards and a score for Baltimore, which didn’t secure the win until Clyde Edwards-Helaire on a potential game-winning drive. Mahomes completed 24 of his 31 passes for 343 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
 
– The Buccaneers’ franchise-record winning streak has reached 10 games after Tom Brady threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-25 romp over the Falcons. Rob Gronkowski caught a pair of TD passes for the third straight game, including the Super Bowl. Mike Evans also scored on receptions of 3 and 1 yards, the latter set up by Shaquil Barrett’s third-quarter interception of Matt Ryan.
 
– Greg Zuerlein connected on a 56-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cowboys a 20-17 victory over the Chargers. The winning kick came after Tristan Vizcaino tied the game with a 29-yard field goal with 3:58 remaining. Dallas running back Troy Pollard had 109 yards on 13 carries for the third 100-yard game of his career.
 
– Derek Carr threw for 382 yards and two touchdowns as the Raiders toppled Pittsburgh 26-17 Carr completed 28 of 37 passes for the Raiders as Las Vegas improved to 2-0. Carr’s 61-yard rainbow to Henry Ruggs midway through the fourth quarter gave the Raiders the cushion they needed to beat the Steelers for the sixth time in eight meetings.
 
– Matthew Stafford led Los Angeles on two late scoring drives and Matt Gay made a tiebreaking field goal with 2:23 to go to give the Rams a 27-24 victory at Indianapolis. Stafford finished 19 of 30 with 278 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception. Colts quarterback Carson Wentz left with a right ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter and did not return, dooming Indy’s comeback hopes.
 
– Jimmy Garoppolo threw one touchdown pass and ran in for a score, leading the 49ers to a 17-11 victory at Philadelphia. Nick Bosa had two sacks and San Francisco’s stingy defense shut down Jalen Hurts. The Eagles’ quarterback ran for 82 yards but completed just 12 of 23 passes for 190 yards.
 
– Baker Mayfield threw for a touchdown, ran for a score and was 18 of 21 for 213 yards in the Browns’ 31-21 decision over the Texans. Mayfield completed all 10 of his passes after suffering a left shoulder injury while tossing an interception. Nick Chubb ran for 95 yards on 11 carries, including a 26-yard TD.
 
– The Bills rolled to a 35-0 shutout of the Dolphins as Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes and Zach Moss ran for two scores. Devin Singletary rushed for 82 yards and another touchdown in Buffalo’s sixth straight win over Miami. Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was knocked out early with a rib injury.
 
– Randy Bullock hit a 36-yard field goal midway through overtime to complete the Titans’ comeback from a 14-point deficit in a 33-30 triumph over the Seahawks. Derrick Henry ran for 182 yards and also scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns after Tennessee fell behind, 30-16. Ryan Tannehill was 27 for 40 for 347 yards, and Julio Jones had six receptions for 128 yards.
 
– Damien Harris and James White had touchdown runs in the Patriots’ 25-6 win over the Jets. Mac Jones went 22 of 30 for 186 yards as New England bounced back from a season-opening loss. Zach Wilson’s first pass of the afternoon was picked off before he finished 19 of 33 for 210 yards and four interceptions.
 
– The Bears completed a 20-17 win over the Bengals as Justin Fields played the second half after Andy Dalton exited with a knee injury against his former team. Fields completed just 6 of 13 passes for 60 yards and also ran for 31 yards. Roquan Smith returned an interception 53 yards for his first career touchdown, one of three straight picks thrown by Joe Burrow during a decisive stretch in Chicago’s first win of the season.
 
– Courtland Sutton’s career day helped the Denver Broncos beat woeful Jacksonville 23-13, handing the Jaguars their 17th consecutive loss. Sutton finished with nine catches for 159 yards, including a shoe-string grab in the third quarter. Sutton had nearly half of Bridgewater’s 328 yards passing.
 
– Kyler Murray threw for 400 yards and three touchdowns to help the Cardinals eke out a 34-33 win over the Vikings. Murray also ran for a touchdown and threw two costly interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown. The outcome was in doubt until Greg Joseph missed a 37-yard field goal wide right in the final seconds.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers are back within one game of the San Francisco Giants for the NL West lead. Clayton Kershaw picked up his first win since June 27 as the Dodgers knocked off the Reds, 8-5. Kershaw allowed one run and three hits over five innings, striking out eight in the Dodgers’ eighth win in nine games. Gavin Lux and Corey Seager each hit two-run homers for Los Angeles.

 
The Braves ended a four-game skid as Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, leading a 3-0 win at San Francisco. Max Fried allowed just three hits, striking out five and walking one over seven innings to get his 12th win. The outcome trims the Giants’ lead in the NL West to one game over Los Angeles.
 
The Braves lead the NL East by two games following the Phillies’ 3-2 loss to the Mets. New York came back from a two-run deficit and went ahead on Jeff McNeil’s homer off Kyle Gibson leading off the seventh. McNeil also singled and scored on Dom Smith’s game-tying, two-run double in the sixth. Bryce Harper drove in a run and scored a run for the Phils.
 
Checking out Sunday’s other Major League action:
 
– San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first that carried the Cardinals past the Padres, 8-7. Harrison Bader greeted reliever Craig Stammen with a two-run double for a 5-0 lead in the first. The outcome currently leaves the Cardinals three games ahead of the Reds for the second NL wild card.
 
– Patrick Wisdom set a Cubs rookie record with his 27th home run as Chicago downed the Brewers, 6-4. Wisdom’s three-run blast capped a five-run eighth that prevented the Brewers from reducing their magic number to three for winning the NL Central. He broke the previous club mark set by Kris Bryant in 2015.
 
– Kike Hernandez ricocheted an RBI single off the second base bag to ignite a three-run seventh in the Red Sox’s 8-6 verdict over the Orioles. J.D. Martinez had a solo homer and Kevin Plawecki added a two-run single as Boston completed a three-game sweep and notched its fifth win in a row. The Bosox remain one game ahead of Toronto for the first AL wild card and 2 1/2 games in front of the Yankees.
 
– Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first that put the Blue Jays on their way to a 5-3 win over the Twins. Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and an RBI as the Blue Jays improved to 15-3 this month.
 
– Gerrit Cole was torched for seven runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Yankees were blown out by the Indians for the second straight day,
11-1. Harold Ramirez hit a pair of two-run singles and drove in a career-high four runs before leaving with a right shoulder injury. Jose Ramirez hit his 35th homer, had four hits and reached five times for Cleveland, which outscored New York 22-4 over the final two games of the series.
 
– The Rays were 2-0 losers to the Tigers on homers by Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau. Wily Peralta gave up three hits and three walks over seven innings of Detroit’s seventh win in 10 games. Tampa Bay’s lead in the AL East is 6 1/2 games over the Red Sox with 12 games to play.
 
– The Athletics overcame a bullpen meltdown as Jed Lowie hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th to give Oakland its fifth straight win, 3-2 versus the Angels. Yan Gomes’ second-inning home run and Matt Chapman’s drive in the fourth built a 2-0 lead against Shohei Ohtani. The A’s remain within two games of Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– Jose Abreu matched the major league RBI lead and the White Sox moved closer to the AL Central title with a 7-2 win over the Rangers. Yasmani Grandal homered for the second game in a row, igniting a five-run outburst that Abreu capped with a two-run single to give him 113 RBIs. The magic number is four for Chicago to win the division title over second-place Cleveland.
 
– Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Astros from a 6-4 deficit in a 7-6 triumph over the Diamondbacks. Carlos Correa smacked a three-run homer in Houston’s fourth win in five games. The Astros won despite Zack Greinke, who was tagged for five runs over four innings.
 
– Rookie Jarred Kelenic homered and doubled twice in sending the Mariners to a 7-1 win against the Royals. Kelenic went 5 for 9 with three home runs, two doubles, three walks and seven RBIs in the three-game series. Logan Gilbert cruised through seven innings, allowing one run on three hits as Seattle stayed four games out of a post-season slot.
 
– Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino in the Nationals’ 3-0 shutout of the Rockies, ending Colorado’s five-game road winning streak. Soto is hitting .362 with a 1.178 OPS since the All-Star break.
 
– Lewin Diaz led off the bottom of the 10th with a two-run homer off Chad Kuhl to end the Marlins’ 6-5 comeback over the Pirates. Hoy Park put Pittsburgh ahead with a two-run homer in the ninth off Dylan Floro, and Bryan De La Cruz hit a tying single against Chris Stratton with two outs in the bottom half.
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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Darren Clarke won the Stanford International for his third PGA Tour Champions victory of the season, beating K.J. Choi with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Clarke closed with a 5-under 65 at Minnehaha Country Club, birdieing the par-4 18th to match Choi and Steve Flesch at 12-under 198. Flesch was eliminated with a bogey on the first extra trip down 18 following a final-round 66.

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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama and Georgia remain 1-2 in the latest AP college football poll. The Crimson Tide took all but three first-place votes after stretching the winning streak to 17 with a 31-29 win at Florida. The Bulldogs claimed the other three No. 1 votes. Third-ranked Oregon moved up a spot and No. 4 Oklahoma slipped one after a close victory over Nebraska. Iowa is No. 5 for a second straight week. Penn State climbed four spots to sixth and is followed by Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Clemson and Ohio State. The last time Clemson and Ohio State were both ranked below No. 8 was Nov. 2, 2014.

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MLB-RANGERS-ARIHARA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Right-hander Kohei Arihara has been designated for assignment by the Rangers. Arihara is 2-4 in 10 starts this season. He missed more than three months after surgery for an aneurysm in his throwing shoulder.

 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/19/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 091921 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros finished up play at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The Tauros went 1-3 in their four games at the Showcase.
 
NAHL Hockey
 
NAHL Showcase – Blaine, MN
Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4, Minot Minotauros 3 OT
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class B
 
Shiloh Invite – McDowell Dam in Bismarck
 
1. New Town, 20
2. Southern McLean, 90
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 94
4. South Prairie-Max, 101
5. Burke Central, 117
6. Shiloh Christian, 120
7. Standing Rock, 140
8. Garrison, 232
 
Individual winner: Colt Spotted Bear of New Town, 16:02.7
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class B
 
Shiloh Invite – McDowell Dam in Bismarck
 
1. Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 24
2. New Town, 31
 
Individual winner: Hannah Westin of Shiloh Christian, 19:36.2

High School Football

 
Independent 6-Man
Trenton 46, Drake-Anamoose 33
Center-Stanton, 75, Drayton 6
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 7, Mandan 0 (Minot clinchs WDA regular season title. Improve to 13-0-1)
Bismarck Legacy 3, Bismarck High 2
Jamestown 3, Williston 3
Bismarck Century 2, Dickinson 0
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 9, Mandan 0 (Minot 8-4 overall, 4-0 WDA)
Bismarck Legacy 8, Williston 1
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#2 Jamestown def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck High def. Williston, 25-18, 25-16, 25-17
 
College Womens Volleyball
Minnesota State-Mankato def. Minot State, 25-14, 25-12, 25-12
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MSU FOOTBALL

WAYNE, Neb. (MSU) – The Minot State football team got the ground game going, rushing for 205 yards which included 142 yards from Ali Mohamed, but turnovers and injuries helped host Wayne State keep the Beavers out of the end zone as the Wildcats scored a 48-0 win in the teams’ NSIC, non-division contest Saturday night. The Wildcats turned an interception into a second-quarter touchdown, and converted two more turnovers into second-half touchdowns as they pulled away for the win. The Wildcats improved to 2-1 on the year while the Beavers fell to 0-3 overall.

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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
TOWSON, Md. (NDSU) – North Dakota State finished its non-conference football schedule with a 35-7 road victory over Towson on Saturday. Jackson Hankey made a team-high eight tackles, Will Mostaert recorded two of NDSU’s five sacks, and Brayden Thomas scored on a safety as the Bison defense held Towson to less than 100 yards through the first three quarters. Christian Watson caught three passes for 78 yards including a 67-yard touchdown on NDSU’s fourth offensive play of the game.
 
Quarterback Quincy Patterson finished 6 of 11 for 165 yards passing. Dominic Gonnella led nine NDSU ball carriers with 13 carries for 92 yards. Patterson, Hunter Luepke, Jalen Bussey and TaMerik Williams all scored touchdowns for the Bison. NDSU rushed for 328 yards and averaged 7.1 yards per carry. The Bison finished the game with a 493-195 advantage in total offense while holding Towson to 2 of 14 on third down. North Dakota State (3-0) is scheduled to play its Missouri Valley Football Conference opener Saturday, Oct. 2, at North Dakota.
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UND FOOTBALL
 

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota extended its streak to 12-straight home wins and 35 consecutive home opening wins as the Fighting Hawks (2-1) shutout Drake (1-2) at the Alerus Center in the Hawks 38-0 victory. It was the first UND shutout since the 2017 home-opener in 2017 against Missouri State. While the Hawks registered 527 yards of offense, they turned the ball over five times, including four fumbles while the defense intercepted three passes and Sammy Fort recovered a muffed punt return to lead to UND’s final score.

Luke Skokna and Isaiah Smith combined for 248 yards and two touchdowns with Smith leading the Hawks with 125 yards and a score on 12 carries. It was both backs first 100-yard rushing games. Defensively Jordan Canady and Jayson Coley each posted big returns from interceptions as the defense pressured the Bulldogs and stopped them behind the line of scrimmage seven times.

Following a bye week next Saturday, the University of North Dakota will open Missouri Valley Football Conference play when it hosts in-state rival North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 2.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
TORONTO (AP) – Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season, and the Toronto Blue Jays moved back into a playoff position by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-2. Teoscar Hernández hit a three-run homer, and Bo Bichette had three hits and two RBIs as the Blue Jays rebounded from a 7-3 loss and improved to a big league-best 14-3 in September. Toronto moved a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees for the second AL wild-card berth, one game behind Boston. Steven Matz (won his fourth straight decision, allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings
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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama went down to the swamp and came away with its 17th consecutive victory. Bryce Young’s first collegiate road start was a rousing success, a three-touchdown performance that helped the Crimson Tide beat 11th-ranked Florida, 31-29. The defending national champions stopped a 2-point conversion with 3:10 left and earned their 32nd consecutive win versus teams in the SEC’s East Division. Young built the early advantage with TD passes to Jase McClellan, Jahleel Billingsley and Brian Robinson to put the Tide ahead, 21-3 in the first quarter. Emery Jones was 17-of-27 passing for 181 yards, with an interception for the Gators.

 
In other Top 25 games:
 
– JT Daniels returned to the lineup and completed 23 of 31 passes for 303 yards and three TDs as second-ranked Georgia hammered South Carolina, 40-13. The Bulldogs’ fearsome defense nearly made it three straight games without allowing a TD until Luke Doty hit Josh Vann on a 36-yard scoring pass with 10:55 remaining.
 
– Third-ranked Oklahoma defeated Nebraska, 23-16 on the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century. The Cornhuskers were within 14-9 until Isaiah Coe blocked an extra point and Pat Fields returned it 100 yards for two points.
 
– Freshman Ty Thompson threw two second-half touchdown passes and No. 4 Oregon overcame a sluggish start to slam Stony Brook, 48-7. Ducks starter Anthony Brown threw for a touchdown and ran for another but left the game at halftime after he was sacked twice to close out the second quarter.
 
– Tyler Goodson ran for a career-high 153 yards and three touchdowns in fifth-ranked Iowa’s 30-7 trouncing of Kent State. Goodson had a 46-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and added a 35-yard scoring run in the third.
 
– Will Shipley ran for two touchdowns and sixth-ranked Clemson had a goal-line stand in the final seconds to secure a 14-8 triumph over Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets limited the Tigers to 207 yards the first three quarters and continually came up with third-down stops.
 
– Zach Calzada threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start to power No. 7 Texas A&M in a 34-0 rout of New Mexico. The victory extends A&M’s winning streak to 11 games and gives the Aggies a 3-0 start for the first time since opening the 2016 season with six consecutive wins.
 
– Desmond Ridder and Alec Pierce hooked up for the go-ahead score with 12:13 left in the game and No. 8 Cincinnati held on for a 38-24 victory at Indiana. Jerome Ford ran for two touchdowns and Tre Tucker scored on a 99-yard kickoff return after the Bearcats fell behind, 14-0.
 
– TreVeyon Henderson broke Archie Griffin’s 49-year-old freshman rushing record, romping for 277 yards and three touchdowns as No. 9 Ohio State dumped Tulsa, 41-20. A late interception that Cameron Martinez returned for a 61-yard touchdown made the score look worse than it was for the persistent Golden Hurricane.
 
– Jaquan Brisker broke up a desperation pass toward the end zone by Auburn’s Bo Nix as time expired, completing No. 10 Penn State’s 28-20 verdict over 22nd-rated Auburn. Sean Clifford completed 28 of 32 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, with Jahan Dotson accounting for 10 catches for 78 yards and a TD.
 
– Kyren Williams scored two long touchdowns, the second a 51-yard run with 6:05 remaining, as 12th-ranked Notre Dame held off Purdue, 27-13. Jack Coan was sacked four times and struggled with his accuracy, completing 15 of 31 for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
 
– Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw a 15-yard scoring strike to Kyle Phillips with 54 seconds remaining to send No. 13 UCLA to a 37-34 comeback win over Fresno State. Thompson-Robinson passed for 264 yards and three TDs for the Bruins, who outscored the Bulldogs, 20-7 in the fourth quarter.
 
– Jake Haener heaved a 12-yard scoring pass to Jalen Cropper with 14 seconds left to give Fresno State a 40-37 win over No. 13 UCLA in a thriller at the Rose Bowl. Haener was 39 of 53 for 445 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs, who fell behind with 54 seconds left before going on a 75-yard drive.
 
– No. 14 Iowa State rolled to a 48-3 win over UNLV behind Brock Purdy, who completed 21 of 24 pass attempts for 288 yards and three touchdowns. The Cyclones finished with 486 yards of offense and 7.59 yards per play, scoring six touchdowns and two field goals on their 11 possessions.
 
– West Virginia survived No. 15 Virginia Tech’s furious rally from a 20-point deficit to beat the Hokies 27-21. Jarret Doege threw two touchdown passes and Leddie Brown rushed for 106 yards and a score for the Mountaineers.
 
– Grayson McCall threw for three touchdowns and Shermari Jones ran for 149 yards and another score as No. 16 Coastal Carolina held on to beat Buffalo, 28-25. McCall was 13-of-19 passing for 232 yards and tossed his first interception of the season.
 
– Matt Corral accounted for seven touchdowns and 17th-rated Mississippi did its scoring in the first three quarters of a 61-21 assault on Tulane. Corral ran for three scores and threw for 335 yards and four TDs.
 
– BYU’s Jaren Hall threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns as the 23rd-ranked Cougars knocked off No. 19 Arizona State, 27-17. BYU forced four turnovers and posted its third straight victory over the Sun Devils.
 
– KJ Jefferson threw for a career-high 366 yards and tied a career high with three touchdowns to lead No. 20 Arkansas to a 45-10 win over Georgia Southern. The Razorbacks all but clinched the win on a 91-yard pass from Jefferson to preseason All-SEC wide receiver Treylon Burks with 11:18 left in the third quarter.
 
– Sam Howell threw five touchdown passes and ran for a career-best 112 yards as No. 21 North Carolina took over after halftime to beat Virginia, 59-39.
 
– Payton Thorne passed for 261 yards and four touchdowns, two of those scoring throws going to Jalen Nailor in Michigan State’s 38-17 romp over 24th-rated Miami.
 
– No. 25 Michigan crushed Northern Illinois, 63-10 as Blake Corum rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have leapfrogged ahead of the New York Yankees for the second AL wild card, while the Boston Red Sox took a one-game lead for the first wild card. The Blue Jays posted a 6-2 victory over the Twins as Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season. Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer and Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Steven Matz won his fourth straight decision, allowing two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Jays moved a half-game ahead of the Yankees.

 
Another defensive miscue by catcher Gary Sanchez contributed to a seven-run fifth in the Indians’ 11-3 thrashing of the Yankees. Sanchez failed to catch a foul popup during the rally, which was capped by a three-run homer by Andres Gimenez. Franmil Reyes doubled home a run in the fifth, one inning before belting a two-run homer.
 
The Red Sox picked up their fourth straight win as Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer and collected four RBIs in a 9-3 rout of the Orioles. Bobby Dalbec added a two-run double. Hunter Renfroe and Rafael Devers each drove in a run for Boston. Tanner Houck worked 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief to get the win.
 
Elsewhere around the Majors:
 
– Homers by Jeimer Candelario and Dustin Garneau led the Tigers past the AL East-leading Rays, 4-3. Jordan Luplow homered for the Rays, who trailed 4-0 in the second. Michael Fulmer got his 10th save in 15 chances by striking out Brett Phillips and getting Yandy Diaz to ground into a game-ending double play.
 
– Five Rangers combined on a three-hitter in a 2-1 decision over the AL Central-leading White Sox. DJ Peters hit a tiebreaking single in the bottom of the sixth, a half-inning after Yasmani Grandal homered for Chicago. Joe Barlow struck out two in the ninth en route to his seventh save.
 
– The Diamondbacks scored three runs in the 10th inning for a 6-4 win over the Astros. Kole Calhoun knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single and scored on Daulton Varsho’s two-run homer. Yordan Alvarez smacked a two-run homer to center to give the Astros a 2-0 lead in the first.
 
– James Kaprielian pitched two-hit ball over six innings and Matt Olson crushed his 36th home run in the Athletics’ 3-1 downing of the Angels. Kaprielian earned his eighth win and retired 18 of his 20 batters. The A’s have won four straight and seven of 10, putting them two games behind Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– The Royals ripped the Mariners, 8-1 as Kris Bubic allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings in his best start this season. Seattle lost for the fifth time in seven games and dropped four games behind Toronto for the AL’s second wild-card berth with 14 games remaining. Royals catcher Salvador Perez collected his major league-leading 113th RBI with an eighth-inning single.
 
– Max Scherzer tossed seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers won for the seventh time in eight games, 5-1 over the Reds. Scherzer is 7-0 in nine starts for the Dodgers after limiting Cincinnati to two hits while striking out seven. Gavin Lux hit a two-run triple while the Dodgers took advantage of two errors to score three times in the fifth.
 
– Curt Casali’s two-run single in the fourth held up in the Giants’ 2-0 shutout of the Braves. Dominic Leone finished the 2-hour, 40-minute game for his second save as the NL West-leading Giants maintained their two-game lead on the Dodgers. Alex Wood struck out four and didn’t allow a walk or hit over three scoreless innings, his first appearance since contracting COVID-19.
 
– The Phillies are within one game of the NL East-leading Braves after Jean Segura had his first multi-homer game in almost five years, leading a 5-3 win over the Mets. Segura homered in the first inning and again in the third off Carlos Carrasco. Aaron Nola won for the first time in ten starts and Bryce Harper drove in two for Philadelphia.
 
– Manny Pina homered twice and the Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Cubs. Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected in Milwaukee’s seventh win in nine games. Milwaukee’s magic number to lock up the NL Central title is three over St. Louis.
 
– Tyler O’Neill launched a go-ahead, two-run homer while the Cardinals scored three times in the eighth to beat the Padres, 3-2. The Cardinals rallied after Yu Darvish held them to three hits while fanning nine over seven shutout innings. The outcome puts St. Louis two games ahead of Cincinnati and 2 1/2 games in front of San Diego for the second NL wild card.
 
– The Rockies are 7-1 on their nine-game road trip after Kyle Freeland worked six innings and Trevor Story hit a three-run homer in a 6-0 thumping of the Nationals.
 
– Cole Tucker had three hits and Bryse Wilson allowed two runs and four hits over five innings of the Pirates’ 6-3 victory against the Marlins.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Manny Machado screamed at All-Star teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. in the dugout during the fifth inning of the Padres’ loss to the Cardinals on Saturday. Machado shouted and cursed at Tatis, telling him “it’s not about you” and “you go play baseball” after Tatis struck out looking in the fifth. Tatis reacted angrily to the call by plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Rays have placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on COVID-related IL. Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said Kiermaier had been feeling ill for a couple of days. Tampa Bay shortstop Taylor Walls was also scratched before the game due to what the team called “general illness.”
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NFL-NEWS

CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns safety Ronnie Harrison has been fined just over $12,000 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct. Harrison shoved Kansas City assistant coach Greg Lewis during a skirmish in last week’s season opener. Harrison was ejected early in Cleveland’s 33-29 loss for his aggressive action toward Lewis.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Raiders have placed backup quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve after he hurt his quadriceps on his only snap in Monday night’s 33-27 overtime win over the Ravens.
 
– The San Francisco 49ers have placed linebacker Dre Greenlaw on injured reserve with a groin injury that will likely sideline him for at least a month.
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NHL-ISLANDERS-CHARA

UNDATED (AP) – Zdeno Chara is returning to the team where he started his career after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Islanders. It will be the 44-year-old’s 24th NHL season. Chara was a 1996 draft pick of the Islanders and was later shipped to Ottawa in 2001, one of the worst deals in Isles history. He won a Stanley Cup with the 2011 Bruins and spent last season with Washington.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/18/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 091821 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota will help settle dozens of Afghan refugees who will begin arriving later this month. The state Department of Human Services said Friday it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 evacuees through the federal Afghan Placement and Assistance program. The 49 Afghans are part of the 37,000 evacuees who will be resettled in 200 communities in the U.S. through the placement program. The majority of the 49 Afghans are expected to settle in Fargo. Eight military bases in the U.S. have been temporarily housing the refugees who fled after the Taliban toppled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government on Aug. 15.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota district judge has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge after allegedly crashing into two parked cars in downtown Fargo. An attorney for Southeast Judicial District Judge Cherie Clark entered a guilty plea on her behalf to a misdemeanor DUI charge in Fargo Municipal Court. Clark did not appear in court. The judge was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence, $650 fine and ordered to under to complete a chemical dependency evaluation. In a statement, Clark apologized to voters, family members and her colleagues.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission. North Dakota Republican Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is part of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency’s new low-Earth orbit mission. NASA defines low-Earth orbit as having an altitude of 1,200 miles or less. Hoeven says the mission serves as the backbone for all U.S. military communications. Hoeven’s office says a military installation in Alabama also was selected as a center for the mission.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A map for new North Dakota legislative districts is slowly taking shape. Among the proposals so far are those that create a new district in the Fargo area and a pair in the oil-producing region in the western part of the state. The Republican-led redistricting committee held its fourth meeting on Thursday. It’s focused on keeping 47 districts, instead of changing size of the Legislature. The addition of the three new districts means three rural districts somewhere will have to be eliminated. The committee expects a draft statewide plan to be completed next week for public review.
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BISMARCK, ND – The weekly COVID-19 report from the North Dakota Department of Health for the period of September 11-17 includes 3,273 new positives from 53,739 tests processed. The 14-day rolling positivity rate is 6.3%. Active cases are up 393 over the week to 3,486. Hospitalization are down by 3 to 111. There were 14 deaths over the week among those who were positive.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/18/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 091821 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Quarterback Walker Braaten was tackled shy of the goal line on a 2-point conversion and the Bishop Ryan Lions held on for a 35-33 overtime win over Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn last night, in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Freshman quarterback Jett Lundeen accounted for 319 yards of offense and 5 touchdowns in leading the Lions to victory. Lundeen was 15 of 22 for 258 yards and three scores. He also rushed 13 times for 61 yards and two TD’s. The Sioux were led by Easton Andel who carries the ball 34 times for 124 yards and a touchdown. Braaten rushed for 61 yards on 6 carries and three scores. Bishop Ryan improves to 4-1 on the year while W-N-G drops to 1-4.
 
In our other broadcast on Friday, Chris Jenner carried the ball 26 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns as the Surrey Mustangs shutout the Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central Honkers 42-0. The Mustangs improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Honkers drop to 0-4.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
 
#1 Bismarck Century 15, (#5 11A) Dickinson 12
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 37, Bismarck High 0
(#2 11A) Bismarck St. Mary’s 28, #3 Fargo Shanley 21
#5 West Fargo 42, #4 Fargo Davies 6
Mandan 35, Minot 21
Bismarck Legacy 63, Williston 7
 
Class 11A
 
#1 Jamestown 41, Watford City 0
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 28, (#3 11AA) Fargo Shanley 21
#T3 Fargo North 50, Grand Forks Central 0
#T3 Devils Lake 41, Turtle Mountain 14
(#1 11AA) Bismarck Century 15, #5 Dickinson 12
Grand Forks Red River 12, Fargo South 9
Wahpeton 35, Valley City 14
 
Class 11 B
 
#1 Beulah 48, Southern McLean 14
Kindred 37, #2 Central Cass 0
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 38, Thompson 18
#4 Hillsboro-Central Valley 44, Park River Area 0
#5 Velva-Garrison 14, Rugby 6
Nedrose 62, New Town 0
Stanley 27, South Prairie-Max 6
Shiloh Christian 13, Bowman County 6
Dickinson Trinity 31, Heart River 0
Hazen 57, Killdeer 46
Harvey-Wells County 34, Carrington 6
Grafton 46, Northern Cass 34
Lisbon 52, Fargo Oak Grove 7
Sargent County 20, Linton-HMB 18
Oakes 41, Ellendale, Edgeley-Kulm 6
 
Class 9B
 
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 59, Richland 0
#2 New Salem-Almont 48, #5 Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 28
#3 Cavalier 68, Larimore 6
#4 Ray-Powers Lake 44, Tioga 6
Divide County 71, Alexander 20
Bottineau 32, T-G-U 0
St. John 26, Dunseith 20
Nelson County 36, North Prairie 14
North Star 52, Benson County 12
New Rockford-Sheyenne 28, Four Winds 20
Grant County-Flasher 30, Central McLean 14
Mott-Regent-New England 40, Beach 16
Hettinger-Scranton 46, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 0
South Border 44, Kidder County 8
Hatton-Northwood 52, Griggs-Midkota 0
MayPort-CG 36, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 20
Enderlin-Maple Valley 24, Hankinson 6
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 67, Tri-State 0
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
Dickinson Beck Wells Invite
 
1. Williston, 39
2. Bismarck High, 43
3. Dickinson, 80
4. Bismarck Century, 143
5. Bismarck Legacy, 150
6. Bowman County, 151
7. Minot, 180
8. Mandan, 215
9. Beulah, 215
10. Watford City, 306
 
Individual winner: Ivan Askim of Williston, 15:41
 
High School Girls Cross Country
 
Dickinson Becki Wells Invite
 

1. Williston, 40
2. Bismarck High, 45
3. Bismarck Legacy, 99
4. Minot, 136
5. Bismarck Century, 136
6. Mandan, 180
7. Dickinson, 201
8. Bowman County, 225

Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 18:29

 
High School Girls Golf
Class A
 
Minot Invite – Vardon Golf Club
 
1. Bismarck Century, 330
2. Mandan, 345
3. Bismarck Legacy, 346
4. Bismarck High, 352
5. Dickinson, 355
6. Minot, 358
7. Williston, 365
8. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 398
9. Jamestown, 411
10. Watford City, 471
 
Medalist: Leah Herbel of Bismarck Century, 69
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Grand Forks Central 7, Minot 2
Grand Forks Red River 7, Minot 2
Mandan 7, Williston 2
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, (3-1)
 
Class B
Beach def. Mandaree, 25-2, 25-13, 25-10
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Minnesota-Duluth 0
 
College Womens Volleyball
Concordia-St. Paul def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-12, 25-23
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TAUROS-SHOWCASE
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros continue play at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota to start the season. The Tauros lost to the New Mexico Ice Wolves 3-1 on Friday. Minot is now 1-2 on the season. They will finish play at the Showcase today at 3:30 PM against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
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MSU-HALL OF FAME
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – After putting the ceremony on hold last fall, the Minot State University Athletic department has announced the return of the Hall of Fame weekend which will honor and induct the 41st and 42nd classes into the Minot State Athletics Hall of Fame.
 
The Class of 2020, which was announced last fall but has waited to be honored because of COVID, features former MLB umpire and Beavers baseball player, Gary Cederstrom, former Minot State women’s basketball head coach Sheila Green Gerding, the 2004-05 men’s basketball team, former football defensive lineman Ian Best, and former softball pitcher Mandy Greenberg.
 
The Class of 2021 features Minot State distance runner Jarret Baker, Beaver record holder and professional women’s basketball player Carly Boag, and NAIA National Champion gymnasts Robbin (Wheeler) Filkowski.
 
The induction ceremony will be at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m., and then all the newest members of the Minot State Athletics Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of the Beavers homecoming football game against Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday, Oct. 9.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED – College football highlights today’s schedule. Minot State (0-2) in on the road playing at Wayne State (1-1) tonight at 6 PM. North Dakota State (2-0) in on the road for the first time this season playing at Towson University (1-1) at 5 PM. North Dakota (1-1) has their home opener today as they host Drake University (1-1) in the 55th Annual Potato Bowl at 4 PM at the Alerus Center.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 

TORONTO (AP) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for his major league-leading 46th homer, but Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó hit consecutive homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3. The Blue Jays slipped into the third spot in the AL wild-card race, one game behind Boston and half-game behind the Yankees. Toronto fell to 13-3 in September. Guerrero hit a solo homer in the third that pulled Toronto within 5-3. He was tied with Kansas City’s Salvador Perez for the homer lead going into the game. Toronto starter Hyun Jin Ryu fell to 2-4 with an 8.10 ERA in his past eight starts.

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LYNX-FEVER
 
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half for a 92-73 win over the Indiana Fever, clinching a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs. Minnesota (21-10) has won 16 of 19 games. The Lynx were up seven midway through the third quarter before closing with a 13-4 run to lead 70-54. The Fever, playing their third game is six days with only seven players available, never threatened in the fourth quarter. Kelsey Mitchell scored 26 points áfor Indiana.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – There’s been a slight shift in the American League race, with the Toronto Blue Jays on the outside looking in. The Jays were beaten at home by the Twins, the Yankees clobbered the Indians and the Red Sox knocked off the Orioles. Corey Kluber beat his old team and Joey Gallo slammed two of the Yankees’ five home runs in a 8-0 pounding of the Indians. Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton also went deep for the Bombers, who moved a half-game ahead of Toronto for the second AL wild card. Kluber won for the first time in nearly four months, scattering four hits over six innings.

 
Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sano hit consecutive home runs in a five-run third that carried the Twins past the Blue Jays, 7-3. Michael Pineda pitched 5 2/3 innings to win his third straight start, yielding three runs and three hits to help Minnesota win for the second time in six games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reclaimed the major league lead with his 46th home run, but the Jays lost for just the third time in 16 games this month.
 
The Red Sox’s 7-1 win over the Orioles gives Boston the first AL wild card by a half-game over the Yankees. Chris Sale returned from COVID-19 to pitch five innings of two-hit ball, allowing one run. Bobby Dalbec homered and Hunter Renfroe put the game out of reach with a three-run double as the Bosox dealt the Orioles their 100th loss.
 
Checking out Friday’s other Major League action:
 
– The AL East-leading Rays erased a three-run deficit in the ninth before Brett Phillips hit a three-run homer in the 10th to give them a 7-4 triumph over the Tigers. Pinch-hitter Yandy Diaz poked a two-run single to spark the ninth-inning rally. Austin Meadows picked up his 100th RBI on a sacrifice fly, the first Rays player to hit the century mark since Evan Longoria 11 years ago.
 
– Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning of the Astros’ 4-3 verdict over the Diamondbacks. Houston tied it in 10th with an RBI bloop single by Jake Meyers before McCormick sent Arizona to its 100th loss. It was Houston’s first win on a hit by pitch since August 1998 and third time in franchise history.
 
– The White Sox hammered the Rangers, 8-0 as Luis Robert hit a three-run double and Dylan Cease struck out 10 in five innings. Jose Abreu had two hits and drove in two runs, giving him 111 RBIs this season. Romy Gonzalez doubled twice among his career-best three hits as the AL Central leaders inched closer to their first division title in 13 years.
 
– The Athletics are within 2 1/2 games of an AL wild-card slot following a 5-4 victory over the Angels. Josh Harrison had two RBIs and Mark Canha scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the sixth inning of Oakland’s third win in a row. Cole Irvin pitched six solid innings to earn his first victory in four weeks.
 
– Rookie Jarred Kelenic spoiled Jonathan Heasley’s major league debut by hitting a pair of two-run homers in the Mariners’ 6-2 win over the Royals. Kelenic’s first multihomer game of his career kept the Mariners 3 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the second AL wild-card spot. Chris Flexen allowed one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings for his 12th win.
 
– Zack Wheeler allowed a run and struck out six over five-plus innings of the Phillies’ 4-3 downing of the Mets. Wheeler is 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA in nine starts against his former club. Brad Miller put the Phillies ahead 2-1 in the fifth with a solo shot, helping Philadelphia climb within two games of the NL East-leading Braves.
 
– Pinch-hitting pitcher Kevin Gausman lofted a full-count, bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to complete the Giants’ 6-5 victory against the Braves. Donovan Solano came off the COVID-19 injured list and connected for a tying, pinch-hit home run with two out in the ninth for San Francisco. Down 4-2, the Braves rallied in the ninth when Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead, three-run homer.
 
– Kyle Farmer doubled twice and the Reds snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory. Winning pitcher Luis Castillo struck out 10 and didn’t allow a runner past second base over 6 1/3 shutout innings. Walker Buehler was hoping to notch his career-high 15th win, but the Reds reached him for three runs over six frames as Los Angeles fell two games behind the NL West-leading Giants.
 
– The Cardinals won their sixth in a row as Dylan Carlson homered twice, including a grand slam in an 8-2 thumping of the Padres. Miles Mikolas threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing three hits in his first victory in two years. St. Louis still leads the Reds by one game for the second NL wild card, with San Diego 1 1/2 games back.
 
– Kolten Wong provided a tiebreaking single with two out in the eighth inning to spark the Brewers’ 8-5 decision over the Cubs. Milwaukee scored four runs off reliever Rowan Wick in the eighth to come from behind and beat the Cubs for the 10th straight time. Luis Urias drove in three runs and Wong was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, helping the Brewers cut their magic number to four for winning the NL Central.
 
– Elias Diaz hit a tying homer and Brendan Rodgers had an RBI single as the Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Nationals, 9-8. Rodgers and Sam Hilliard homered for Colorado, which is 6-1 on its nine-game road trip.
 
– The Pirates knocked off the Marlins, 2-1 as Wil Crowe pitched five innings of one run ball for his first victory since July 30. Cole Tucker hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth.
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NFL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller has been ruled out for Sunday’s game with Buffalo and will be away from the team indefinitely while he deals with a personal issue. Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Fuller’s situation will be considered a day-to-day issue and that the speedy wide receiver would remain on the active roster.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– Cowboys offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe is out for Sunday’s game at the Chargers after being hospitalized overnight because of heat illness. The athletic trainers decided to send him to the hospital because they didn’t like the way the 35-year-old was responding to rehydration.
 
– The Chargers have placed starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least three games. Bulaga was battling groin and back injuries throughout training camp. He started at right tackle during last Sunday’s opener at Washington, playing 45 snaps before being sidelined early in the third quarter after tweaking his back.
 
– The back issue that bothered Green Bay outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith throughout the preseason will now force the Packers to play without their Pro Bowl pass rusher for the next few weeks. Packers coach Matt LaFleur says Smith is going on injured reserve. Smith has 26 sacks for the Packers over the last two seasons.
 
– Browns starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. is going on injured reserve with a hamstring issue that will keep him out at least three games. Walker led Cleveland with nine tackles in last week’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s also the Browns’ signal caller on defense.
 
– Saints coach Sean Payton says the club has decided to continue practicing at TCU next week in preparation for their Week 3 game at New England before returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4. Payton says they plan to host the Giants in the Superdome. The Saints have been displaced to the Dallas area since Aug. 28 due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida.
 
– Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will miss this week’s game at Pittsburgh with injuries to his toe and ankle. Jacobs didn’t practice all week for the Raiders after rushing for 34 yards and two touchdowns in a season-opening 33-27 win in overtime against Baltimore on Monday night.
 
– The list of kickers signed by the Titans just keeps growing with the addition of Ryan Santoso to the practice squad Friday. Randy Bullock will kick Sunday for the Titans in Seattle, their fourth different kicker since training camp started. Santoso provides some insurance with Sam Ficken and Tucker McCann both on injured reserve.
 
– Linebacker Kyle Van Noy is out for the Patriots matchup with the Jets with a throat injury. An abdomen issue will also sideline kicker Quinn Nordin.
 
– College Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowl selection Roger Brown has died at 84. Brown played 10 years in the NFL for the Lions and Rams after being taking by Detroit in the fourth round of the 1960 draft. In his seven seasons with the Lions, Brown went to the Pro Bowl five straight years and was an All-Pro selection in 1962 and ’63.
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COLLEGE ATHLETICS-AUSTIN PEAY
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Austin Peay is leaving the Ohio Valley Conference for the ASUN Conference effective July 1, becoming the league’s 13th full member. The move ratified by Austin Peay’s Board of Trustees and announced Friday ends a membership with the OVC that began in 1962. Austin Peay won 69 league titles, 21 since 2010. All 17 programs will move to the ASUN and be immediately eligible for league awards, postseason play and NCAA Tournament automatic berths.
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SOCCER-PELE HOSPITALIZED

SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazilian soccer great Pele “took a little step back” in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon but he is “recovering well” at a Sao Paulo hospital. That’s according to his daughter, Kely Nascimento. The Albert Einstein hospital said the 80-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento had returned to intensive care after “a brief breathing instability” Thursday night. Pele was currently stable in “semi-intensive” care, the hospital said, and he “continues recovering.” It did not give further details.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/17/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 091721 – 1200
 
MINOT, ND – A fire at a duplex in southeast Minot early this morning displaced five residents. The Minot Fire Department responded to 1015 36th Street SE at 2:23 AM for a report of a room and contents fire. After arriving on scene, firefighters quickly knocked down the fire and contained it to the room of origin. A search was conducted in both living units for occupants and pets. All occupants of the duplex safely exited the structure prior to the Minot Fire Department’s arrival on scene. Three engines, one ladder truck, and one command vehicle responded to the incident, with a total of 15 firefighters on scene. No injuries were reported. Firefighters remained on scene overnight to conduct fire watch of the structure for potential flareups. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has provided updated information on a car / motorcycle accident in Fargo. Troopers report that the accident happened a little past 8:00 PM Wednesday. The driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with a car turning on to University Avenue. Originally it was reported the motorcycle driver was from Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Patrol says it was 22-year old Jasen Hernandez of Fargo. He was injured in the crash. His passenger is identified as 32-year old Krassimira Utecht of Fargo. She was seriously injured. Both were not wearing helmets. The driver of the car, a 16-year old girl, and a passenger, a 12-year old girl, both from Fargo, were not injured. Troopers say the investigation of the accident continues.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 legal and fully vetted Afghan evacuees starting later this month through the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) program. The federally funded APA program is a part of Operation Allies Welcome and does not impact resources available to North Dakotans in need of safety net services. These 49 individuals are part of the 37,000 humanitarian evacuees who will be resettled to 200 communities in the U.S. through the APA program. The majority of the 49 evacuees will resettle in Fargo.
 
Before arriving in the country, these individuals must complete a U.S. Department of Homeland Security rigorous vetting process that includes Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint-based background checks and other security screenings. They will also receive health and medical screenings, a COVID-19 vaccination and authorization to work.
 
Earlier this month, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, the state’s refugee resettlement agency, submitted a proposal to the U.S. State Department to resettle 49 Afghan evacuees. The proposal was based on the availability of services provided by community organizations that welcome new Americans and teach English as a second language. The LIRS proposal was approved on Sept. 15.
 
“Like so many North Dakotans with immigrant roots, refugees bring ingenuity and resilience that make our communities and the economy stronger,” said DHS Executive Director Chris Jones. “Resettlement provides a life-saving solution for some of the most vulnerable people in the world and it also creates positive benefits for North Dakota.”
 
Resettlement efforts place heavy emphasis on connecting people with their family. North Dakota has resettled 115 Afghan refugees over the past 20 years. Past Afghan refugees have become doctors and, business owners, and have held a variety of careers that contribute to North Dakota’s economic well-being.
 
Brittany Sachdeva, vice president of operations for Sanford Health in Fargo, said refugees play a critical role in their workforce. “With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Sanford Health’s journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve,” she said. “As one of the largest employers in the state, we understand the positive impact those new to our country can have in helping solve our collective workforce challenges. We look forward to welcoming them to North Dakota and encourage them to join our Sanford family.”
 
Initial resettlement efforts following the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan did not include North Dakota. However, the state will collaborate on the large national effort to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside the U.S. in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the U.S.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota a nearing 3,500. Today’s information from the Department of Health list 3,486 active, up 64 from yesterday. Of those active 606 are age 11 and under, 533 are age 12-19, 489 are age 20-29, 577 are age 30-39, 435 are age 40-49, 317 are age 50-59, 270 are age 60-69, and 259 are age 70+.
 
Health officials report 493 new positives and 430 new recoveries today. Hospitalizations are up four to 111, and 20 of those are in ICU. There is one more death reported among those with the coronavirus (1585). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 98 positives (3216), on hospitalization (177), and one death (25).
 
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 091721 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says more time is needed with federal lawyers to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2019, seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the monthslong pipeline protests almost five years ago. State and federal lawyers met for more than three hours at the federal courthouse in Bismarck Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal presided over the negotiations, and suggested more time would be needed to reach an agreement.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A map for new North Dakota legislative districts is slowly taking shape. Among the proposals so far are those that create a new district in the Fargo area and a pair in the oil-producing region in the western part of the state. The Republican-led redistricting committee held its fourth meeting on Thursday. It’s focused on keeping 47 districts, instead of changing size of the Legislature. The addition of the three new districts means three rural districts somewhere will have to be eliminated. The committee expects a draft statewide plan to be completed next week for public review.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota district judge is facing a drunken driving charge after allegedly crashing into two parked cars in downtown Fargo. Authorities say Southeast Judicial District Judge Cherie Clark, who is based in Jamestown, was arrested after officers responded to a report of the crash about midnight Saturday. KFGO radio reports that officers conducted standard field sobriety tests and a breath test before Clark was arrested. A citation was issued Monday. Clark was appointed to bench by Gov. Doug Burgum in 2017. She previously served as a Cass County prosecutor for 11 years. Court documents do not list an attorney for Clark.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot International will be the site of a Wings for All event on Saturday. The Arc of the United States, Minot Area Parent Support for Autism Spectrum Disorders (MAPS), Independence Inc,. Delta Air Lines, SkyWest Airlines and Minot International Airport (MOT) will co-host a Wings for All® event. The event is being held in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Independence, Inc.
 
Originated by the Charles River Center, a local chapter of The Arc in Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Port Authority, Wings for All is an airport “rehearsal” program created to alleviate some of the stress that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families experience when traveling by air.
 
During the event, participants will check in to receive their boarding passes, pass through the TSA security checkpoint, wait in the boarding area and board the aircraft. The program will feature a presentation on the aircraft’s features, in-flight safety protocols and take-off procedures. Wings for All also gives airport, airline, TSA professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.
 
This event is open to all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Minot area and beyond who seek a safe but realistic experience of traveling through a busy airport.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/17/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 091721 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Two high school football games come your way tonight. Kyle Dean will head to Surrey where the Mustangs host the Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central Honkers. The game begins an hour earlier than usual. Our pre-game is set for 5:45 pm on 1320 KHRT and online at khrt.com. On 106.9 K-Heart you can head Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn hosting Bishop Ryan. Pre-game at 6:45 pm.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys soccer team clinched a state berth and improved to 12-0-1.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 3, Williston 1
Bismarck Century 1, Jamestown 0
Bismarck High 3, Mandan 2
Bismarck Legacy 3, Dickinson 1
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 5, Bismarck Legacy 2
Jamestown 7, Bismarck High 2
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. #2 Jamestown, 25-12, 25-11, 20-25, 25-8
#5 Bismarck High def. Bismarck Legacy, 25-15, 25-9, 25-17
Dickinson def. Minot, 18-25, 25-19, 25-20, 17-25, 16-14
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Turtle Mountain, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21
Mandan def. Williston, 3-0)
 
Class B
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15
Bishop Ryan def. Surrey, 25-14, 25-15, 25-22
South Priarie-Max def. Glenburn, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Lewis & Clark, (3-0)
Velva def. Stanley, (3-2)
Nedrose def. Central McLean, 25-12, 25-12, 25-12
Rugby def. Newburg-Westhope, 25-13, 25-11, 25-21
Rolla def. Bottineau, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17
Benson County def. Drake-Anamoose, (3-0)
Ray def. Powers Lake, 26-24, 25-15, 20-25, 25-16
Tioga def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-12, 25-14, 25-13
Trenton def. Trinity Christian, 25-22, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21
Beulah def. Mott-Regent, 25-21, 25-11, 25-18
Garrison def. Wilton-Wing, 25-18, 25-12, 25-23
Center-Stanton def. Washburn, (3-2)
Griggs-Midkota def. Harvey-Wells County, 25-22, 26-24, 16-25, 25-21
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TAUROS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros are playing at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota. The Tauros tallied a 5-2 victory over the Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Thursday to move to 1-1 on the season. The third of four games for Minot at the showcase is today at 11 am against the New Mexico Ice Wolves.
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NFL-THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – Dustin Hopkins made the most of a second chance as the Washington Football Team pulled out a 30-29 win over the Giants. Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down, the result of a penalty on Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence. Hopkins missed his first attempt from 48 yards out before the penalty gave Washington new life. Taylor Heinicke threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He cost Washington dearly with a late interception, but after Graham Gano’s fifth field goal of the game gave the Giants a 29-27 lead with 2:00 remaining, Heinicke guided Washington back into field goal range. Daniel Jones threw for 249 yards and a touchdown for the 0-2 Giants and also ran for 95 yards and a TD.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants’ lead in the National League West is down to one game over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 39th home run and the San Diego Padres improved their playoff position with a 7-4 win over the Giants. Tommy Pham and Manny Machado each drove in two runs, and Adam Frazier and Austin Nola had three hits apiece. Giants starter Kevin Gausman lost for the first time since July 30, allowing four earned runs on eight hits in five innings. The outcome puts the Padres a half-game behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card.

 
In Thursday’s other Major League action:
 
– The Reds avoided a three-game sweep and gave their wild-card hopes a boost with a 1-0 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Tyler Mahle improved to 12-5 by holding the Pirates to five hits, all singles, over six innings. Asdrubel Cabrera lifted a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to help the Reds get within one game of St. Louis for the second NL wild card.
 
– Bryce Harper had a productive night in the Phillies’ 17-8 win over the Cubs. Harper doubled to start a seven-run, game-tying rally in the fourth inning, drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth and sealed the win with a three-run home run in the seventh. Odubel Herrera and Jean Segura drove in three runs apiece as the Phils pulled within three games of the NL East-leading Braves.
 
– Carlos Correa triggered a seven-run fourth inning with a three-run homer as the Astros clobbered the Rangers, 12-1. Alex Bregman had the first of his pair of two-run singles during Houston’s big fourth. Replacement starter Luis Garcia took a shutout into the sixth to help Houston keep its seven-game lead over Oakland in the AL West.
 
– The Yankees lost their hold on the two AL wild-card berths by losing to the Orioles, 3-2 on Austin Hays’ RBI single in the bottom of the 10th. New York led 2-1 until Yankees reliever Clay Holmes threw a wild pitch with two out in the ninth, allowing Kelvin Gutierrez to score. Joey Gallo hit his 35th homer of the season, but the Yanks fell a half-game behind Toronto and Boston in the wild-card battle.
 
– Yandy Diaz hit a leadoff home run and Mike Zunino later connected for the Rays in a 5-2 downing of the Tigers. Dietrich Enns pitched four solid innings, allowing one run and three hits as Tampa Bay combined on a six-hitter. The AL East leaders top Boston and Toronto by 8 1/2 games.
 
– Chad Pinder furnished a two-run single while the Athletics scored four in the third inning of a 7-2 win at Kansas City. Josh Harrison was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the A’s pulled within three games of an AL wild-card berth. Royals catcher Salvador Perez slammed his 45th home run of the year, tying Johnny Bench for the most by anyone playing at least 75 percent of his games behind the plate.
 
– The Angels continued their recent mastery of the White Sox with a 9-3 win at Chicago. Alex Cobb allowed two hits over five shutout innings, his first start since July 23. Luis Rengifo and Jose Rojas homered and Jack Mayfield delivered a three-run double as the Angels beat the AL Central leaders for the 15th time in their last 19 meetings.
 
– The Rockies and Braves were rained out in Atlanta. The bad weather could force the two teams to make up the game after the regular season ends if the contest has any bearing on the NL East race. The two clubs don’t have any matching days off.
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MLB-ANGELS-OHTANI

CHICAGO (AP) – Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. Ohtani felt soreness while playing catch Wednesday. Manager Joe Maddon raised the possibility of the likely AL MVP being shut down on the mound for the rest of the season. Maddon said there are currently no plans for Ohtani to be examined by a doctor, nor has it been determined when he would try to resume playing catch. Ohtani hasn’t pitched since Sept. 10, when he was tagged for six runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings in a loss at Houston.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The NHL says it expects 98% of its players to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the season. The league says that would mean only 10 to 15 players will not be vaccinated by the time the season begins Oct. 12. The league and the Players’ Association did not impose a vaccine mandate on players, but coaches and staff must be vaccinated as a condition of employment. Columbus recently replaced assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre because he declined to be vaccinated. Teams will be able to suspend unvaccinated players without pay if they cannot participate in hockey activities as part of the protocols, which could include games in Canada. Fully vaccinated players will have any COVID-19 positives treated as hockey injuries and still be paid. Unvaccinated players also will have their movements restricted when on the road. And there will still be regular coronavirus testing for vaccinated players.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The Buffalo Sabres’ cross-border rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs is heading outdoors. The NHL says the two teams will meet in the Heritage Classic on March 13 in Hamilton, Ontario, with the Sabres listed as the home team. Buffalo becomes the first U.S.-based team to compete in what will be the sixth Heritage Classic, which is part of the NHL’s outdoor series of games. It’s traditionally set in Canada, featuring matchups of Canadian teams. Hamilton is about midway between Toronto and Buffalo.
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/16/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 1200
 
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A Minot man accused of injuring a baby has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child neglect and has been sentenced to time already served in jail. Phillip Boswell was initially accused of breaking the baby’s arm and causing a permanent disability. But after prosecutors admitted in court Wednesday that they can’t prove Boswell was the one who actually hurt her, his felony child abuse charge was amended to child neglect. Boswell acknowledged he failed to take the baby to the hospital for treatment for up to nine days after the child was injured. Boswell was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but the 56 days he already served suspended.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in a vehicle/pedestrian accident near Parshall. Authorities say 49-year old Shulton Royce Heart was walking in the middle of Highway 23 about three miles northeast of Parshal around 5:30 AM Monday. He was wearing dark clothing in an area that was not illuminated by streetlights. The patrol says Heart was struck first by the left mirror of a Ford pickup driven by 60-year old Arnold Aga of Granville, which knocked him down. Heart was then run over by a Nissan Murano driven by 58-year old Jeffrey Hannah of Minot. Heart was taken by ambulance to a Minot hospital with serious injuries. His condition is not known. The patrol says the drivers of the two vehicles and two passengers in the Murano, 38-year old Ryan Dohmsreich and 30-year old Nathan Kluegel, both of Minot, were not injured. The accident remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, ND – A collision between a car and motorcycle in Fargo sent two people to the hospital. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened a little past 8 PM Wednesday. Troopers say a 22-year old man from Prior Lake, MN was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle south on University when he collided with a car turning onto University. The motorcycle driver and a passenger, a 32-year old woman from Fargo, were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The woman had serious injuries. Neither of them were wearing a helmet. The driver of the car, a 16-year old girl, and a passenger, a 12-year old girl, both from Fargo, were not injured. Troopers say the investigation of the accident continues.
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BISMARCK, ND – The trend of increasing active COVID-19 cases continues today in North Dakota. Information from the Department of Health adds another 187 active cases, bringing the total to 3,422. Of those active, 812 are age 19 or under. The daily positive rate is 5.84%. There are 579 new positives today with 396 newly recovered. All but 9 North Dakota counties reported at least one new positive today, led by Cass with 108 and Burleigh at 105. Those hospitalized with the virus in up by 7 today to 107, and 18 of those are in ICU. For the second day in a row, four deaths are reported among those with COVID (1584). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 108 new positives (3118), four hospitalizations (176), and one death (24).
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 0700
 
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol have identified the trooper who fatally shot a Montana man following a vehicle chase on Interstate 94 west of Mandan earlier this month. The patrol said Wednesday that Trooper Stephen Mayer killed the lone occupant of the vehicle, 45-year-old Craig Knutson, of Billings, Montana. Authorities have said the pursuit on the evening of Sept. 7 began about 7 miles east of Hebron and ended after deputies placed spike strips on the highway and Mayer used his cruiser to push the fleeing vehicle’s rear end sideways, sending it into a spin. After the vehicle stopped, Mayer saw that Knutson had a gun and told the three deputies at the scene about the weapon before he fired the fatal shot.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some North Dakota tribal leaders want lawmakers to split legislative House districts that include reservations. The leaders told a legislative redistricting committee Wednesday such a move will increase the odds for electing American Indians to the Legislature. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith told the Republican-led committee that so-called subdistricts would result in better representation and communication. The Legislature has previously had little appetite for subdistricts, The Legislature currently has three lawmakers who claim Native American or Alaska Native heritage, and only one of them lives on a reservation.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $142 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 33 local communities, including $1,975,377 for the Statewide Continuum of Care in North Dakota. HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will support a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.
 
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated nearly every crisis in our society, including the crisis of youth homelessness,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Our society is judged by how we treat the most vulnerable among us. We have a responsibility in our nation to care for all our children and with this funding, HUD is taking steps to make sure that every child under our care has a safe place to call home.”
 
The Department continues to work closely with youth to develop and improve YHDP, relying upon the recommendations provided directly from young people who had experienced homelessness. Additionally, HUD partnered with youth with lived experience to assess the nearly 100 applications that were submitted for funding consideration. Their assessment helped HUD ensure that applicants understood the needs and preferences of the young people they will serve. The Department also worked closely with its federal partners to help develop the program and review applications, including the Departments of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
 
YHDP recipients will use this to address youth homelessness that is specifically tailored to their needs, including funding for housing units, wrap-around services and housing support. YHDP will also support youth-focused performance measurement and coordinated entry systems. Over the next several months, selected communities will work with their youth advisory boards, child welfare agencies, and other community partners to create a comprehensive community plan to end youth homelessness. The awarded communities will also participate in a program evaluation to inform the federal effort to prevent and end youth homelessness going forward and will serve as leaders in the nation on the work to end homelessness among young people.
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KENMARE, ND – The Kenmare Police Department is hosting a memorial service for Kenmare Police Officer Julius Nielsen in honor of the 100th anniversary of his line of duty death. Sergeant Curt Olson of the McLean County Sheriff’s Office (and former Kenmare Police Officer) is facilitating the event.
 
Officer Nielsen was shot and killed on September 18, 1921 while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in the rear of the Park Hotel which was located on Division Street of the downtown square. Officer Nielsen’s killing is the fifth of five law enforcement line of duty deaths, and the most recent killing of a Peace Officer, in Ward County. All of which occurred between 1918 and 1921.
 
The service will take place on September 18, 2021 at 4 PM at the Kenmare City Park near the Danish Mill in downtown Kenmare. Immediately following the service, a procession will go to Trinity Lutheran Cemetery where Officer Nielsen is buried, northeast of Kenmare. Refreshments will be served at Trinity Lutheran Church at the end of the service. The event is free and open to the public.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/16/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 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 (9)                                     4-0           59         1
2. Central Cass (4)                           4-0           58         3
3. Langdon Area-Emore-Munich(1)  4-0           52         2
4. Hillsboro-Central Valley                 3-1           23         5
5. Velva-Garrison                              3-0           15          4

Others receiving votes: Harvey-Wells County (3-1), Bowman County (4-0)

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

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion (14)  4-0        70          1
2. New Salem-Almont                    4-0        52          2
3. Cavalier                                      4-0        41          3
4. Ray-Powers Lake                      4-0         19         4
5. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter         4-0         18        RV

Others receiving votes: North Prairie (3-0), Nelson County (4-0), MayPort-CG (4-0), Surrey (2-1)

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MINOT, ND – The Region 4 Tournament was held for Class B Girls Golf. The top 3 teams and top 10 individuals qualified for the State Tournament in Carrington beginning September 27th.
 
High School Girls Golf
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Rugby
 
1. Rugby, 442
2. Velva, 461
3. Nothern Lights, 482
4. Westhope-Newburg, 484
5. Bottineau, 491
6. Central McLean, 494
7. South Prairie, 503
8. Nedrose, 517
9. Dunseith, 572
10. T-G-U, 617
 
Medalist: Libby Dulmage of Rugby, 88
2. Abbey Peterson of Velva, 100
3. Marti Moberg of Northern Lights, 101
4. Tyra St. Claire of Bottineau, 102
5. Carmen Elick of Northern Lights, 104
6. Coryssa Behles of Garrison, 108
7. Ellie Braaten of Westhope-Newburg, 110
8. Laken Lee of Westhope-Newburg, 112
9. Meadow Roberts of Nedrose, 113
10. Alyssa Harmel of Rugby, 116
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TAUROS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros are at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota to begin the season. Lone Star goalie Graham Burke stopped all 30 shots that came his way as he outdueled Minot goalie Carter Clafton in a 2-0 win. After a scoreless 1st period, the Brahmas scored first on a 2-on-1 rush as Nicholas Niemo potted home a rebound to make it 1-0. That lead would last the remainder of the game as Niemo would then add another goal on an empty-net to complete the scoring. Clafton made 20 saves in the loss. The Tauros are back on the ice today against Corpus Christi at 11:15 AM.
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TWINS-INDIANS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Cleveland’s lineup came to life, and Cal Quantrill gave the Indians another strong start. Oscar Mercado, Bobby Bradley and Franmil Reyes homered to help ignite a lagging lineup in a 12-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. José Ramírez and Myles Straw each had three of Cleveland’s 14 hits. Mercado and Bradley drove in three runs. Ramírez had two RBIs to reach 90 for the season for the Indians. Miguel Sanó had the only two hits for Minnesota against Quantrill, including a three-run homer in the seventh.
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MINNESOTA UNITED-SPORTING KC
 
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Khiry Shelton, Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell scored in the first half and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 4-0 on Wednesday night. Kansas City has scored in 28 consecutive home regular-season matches dating to August 2019, the longest active streak in MLS. Minnesota has won just two of its last 13 away matches, including the playoffs. Shelton headed in a rebound in the 14th minute to open the scoring. Salloi one-touched Russell’s pass to the penalty spot in the 36th. Russell scored on a penalty kick in the 45th after Shelton was taken down at the edge of the 18-yard box by goalkeeper Tyler Miller. Cameron Duke slotted home Russell’s cross in the 52nd.
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TIMBERWOLVES-SIGNINGS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin. Both were restricted free agents. The contracts were agreed to last week. Vanderbilt gets a three-year, $18.3 million deal. McLaughlin gets a three-year deal worth about $6.5 million that comes with a team option for the third year. Vanderbilt gives the Timberwolves another option at a power forward spot they have been trying to enhance for several years. McLaughlin provides depth at point guard.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees continue to share the two AL wild-card berths following wins by each team. The Blue Jays are 13-2 this month after Bo Bichette and Robbie Ray led them to a 6-3 victory over the Rays. Bichette put Toronto ahead to stay with a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with five RBIs. Ray is 12-5 after striking out 13 and holding Tampa Bay to a run and four hits, lowering his AL-best ERA to 2.64. He took over the AL strikeout lead and blanked the AL East leaders until Mike Zunino homered in the fifth inning. It was Zunino’s 30th home run. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled twice and scored twice as the Jays handed the Rays their fifth loss in seven games.

 
The Red Sox erupted for six runs in the 10th inning to beat the Mariners, 9-4. Kyle Schwarber delivered a two-run single and scored on a two-run double by Christian Vazquez. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who scored the tiebreaking run on a passed ball. Kyle Seager hit a two-run double for the Mariners, who are 3 1/2 games out of a wild-card berth.
 
The Yankees kept pace by beating the Orioles, 4-3 on Brett Gardner’s two-run single off Tyler Wells in the ninth inning. Gardner also scored on Gio Urshela’s two-run homer in the third inning of New York’s third win in four games since a seven-game skid. Baltimore suffered its major league-leading 99th loss despite Austin Hays, who homered twice and had three RBIs.
 
Checking out Wednesday’s other Major League action:
 
– Jake Meyers and Marwin Gonzalez hit consecutive homers in a three-run second that sparked the Astros’ 7-2 downing of the Rangers. Kyle Tucker homered among his three hits, and Jose Urquidy allowed one run and two hits in six innings. Chas McCormick hit a two-run single and Yordan Alvarez had an RBI double as Houston stretched its lead in the AL West to seven games over Oakland.
 
– The Athletics ended a three-game skid as Matt Olson hit a two-run homer and Josh Harrison drove in three runs in a wild 12-10 victory at Kansas City. Elvis Andrus had four hits to back a shaky Sean Manaea, who was reached for five runs in as many innings. The A’s move ahead of the Mariners in the standings and stay 3 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.
 
– Brandon Marsh hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Michael Kopech in the eighth inning to push the Angels past the White Sox, 3-2. The White Sox put runners on the corners with one out in the ninth, but Brian Goodwin struck out swinging and Cesar Hernandez flied out to deep left. Chicago was unable to reduce its magic number for winning the AL Central.
 
– Julio Urias earned his major league-leading 18th victory and Gavin Lux singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth to guide the Dodgers to their sixth straight win, 5-3 over Arizona. Urias allowed two runs and three hits over five innings in becoming the fourth Mexican-born pitcher in the majors to record 18 or more wins in a season. Lux had two RBIs and Max Muncy homered as Los Angeles pulled within 1 1/2 games of the NL West-leading Giants.
 
– Adam Frazier was 4-for-5 with two RBIs for San Diego in a 9-5 downing of the Giants. Jurickson Profar batted a two-run homer and Eric Hosmer had two RBIs as the Padres stayed a game behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card. The Giants ended a nine-game winning streak despite homers from Thairo Estrada, Kris Bryant, Steven Duggar and Brandon Belt.
 
– Dustin Garneau smacked a solo homer and broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly as the Tigers beat the Brewers, 4-1. Rookie Matt Manning combined with the bullpen on a three-hitter to help the Tigers complete a two-game sweep. Derek Hill supplied an RBI triple and Miguel Cabrera added a run-scoring double.
 
– The Pirates beat the Reds, 5-4 on Colin Moran’s RBI grounder in the bottom of the ninth. Moran and Yoshi Tsutsugo each had two RBIs as Pittsburgh handed Cincinnati its seventh loss in nine games. Kyle Farmer hit a game-tying solo homer in the eighth inning for the Reds, who are 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card.
 
– The Cardinals completed a three-game sweep with a convincing 11-4 win over the Mets. Harrison Bader, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Edmundo Sosa homered for St. Louis. Tyler O’Neill laced a two-run double that sparked the Redbirds’ five-run first off loser Tylor Megill.
 
– Andrew Knapp scored on a passed ball by Robinson Chirinos in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Phillies past the Cubs, 6-5. Freddy Galvis and J.T. Realmuto each homered and had two RBIs for Philadelphia. Chirinos, Matt Duffy and Frank Schwindel homered for the Cubs.
 
– Raimel Tapia furnished an RBI single in the 10th inning to give the Rockies a 3-2 win over the Braves. Tapia’s late hit cuts the Braves’ lead in the NL East to 3 1/2 games over the Phillies. Eddie Rosario had two RBIs for Atlanta, including a solo homer that tied it in the fifth.
 
– Homers by Bobby Bradley, Oscar Mercado and Franmil Reyes highlighted the Indians’ 14-hit attack in a 12-3 thumping of the Twins.
Bradley and Mercado each had three RBIs to back Cal Quantrill, who allowed three unearned runs and just two hits over 6 2/3 innings.
 
– Jesus Sanchez smacked his second two-run homer of the day to break a 6-6 tie in the Marlins’ 8-6 win over the Nationals. Bryan De La Cruz homered in the eighth for Miami, which took two of three from Washington.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday he would be very surprisd if Mike Trout played again this season. The three-time AL MVP injured his right calf running the bases May 17 and had a setback last month, but he has left open the possibility of returning this year. Jo Adell was placed on the 10-day injured list after he got hurt when he crashed into the wall in left while trying to catch a ball on Saturday.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t ready to play following knee surgery and won’t make his debut Sunday against Houston. Coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham will practice this week, but will sit out against the Texans. Beckham tore his left anterior cruciate ligament last October. He was expected to play in the season opener at Kansas City. Stefanski says Beckham has not suffered any setbacks and that the decision to make him inactive after he practiced all week wasn’t out of the ordinary.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence broke a foot in practice Wednesday and likely will be out at least six weeks. That’s according to two people with knowledge of the injury. Lawrence was helped off the field during the first practice to prepare for Sunday’s visit to the Chargers.
 
– New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says a group of his offensive coaches, along with the team’s nutritionist and a player, have tested positive for COVID-19. Payton didn’t identify by name any of those who had tested positive. He said all of those who tested positive were vaccinated.
 
– Jaguars coach Urban Meyer says “there’s no chance” he’ll take the open job at Southern California, saying he is “committed to try to build an organization.” Meyer’s name was immediately linked to USC after the Trojans fired Clay Helton on Monday.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Marc Gasol, days after acquiring his rights in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 36-year-old center spent his first 11 NBA seasons with Memphis. He averaged a career-low 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game last season with the Lakers. He never found a regular role in the injury-plagued Lakers rotation while they lost in the first round of the postseason.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– The Celtics have acquired forward Juancho Hernangomez from the Grizzlies for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn. As part of the transaction, Memphis will have the right to swap a 2026 second-round draft pick with Boston’s second-round pick that year.
 
– The Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin. Both were restricted free agents.
 
– Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s staff. The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach.
 
– Lisa Byington is making history as the Bucks’ new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts. The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for any major men’s professional sports team. She replaces Jim Paschke, who retired after 35 seasons as the team’s main television play-by-play broadcaster.
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NHL-BLUES-BOZAK

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tyler Bozak is staying with the St. Louis Blues after signing a one-year contract worth $750,000. The 35-year-old Bozak was with the Blues in 2019 when they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history, putting up 13 points during that title run. Injuries limited him to 31 games last season. Bozak has 449 points in 764 regular-season NHL games with St. Louis and Toronto.

 
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