K-Heart Sports – 11/16/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 111621 – 0700
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – In a game that felt like an old Big Sky rivalry, it was North Dakota (1-1) coming back and upending Montana (1-2) in the final seconds to win 79-77 inside the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center on Monday night. After a made jumper by Montana in the paint to knot the game up at 77-77 with 30 seconds left, North Dakota took a timeout with 24 seconds left and held on for the last shot of the game.
Caleb Nero received the inbounds pass and started towards the left-side of the top of the key with 11 seconds left and found a lane that he quickly drove to the basket to bury the game-winning layup with 3.0 seconds left. On the drive, Nero was fouled and missed the and-one free throw, which caused Montana to take a three-point shot beyond half court that was off to allow UND the 79-77 victory. Nero’s game-winner put the finishing touches on a tremendous comeback for the Fighting Hawks, trailing by 14 (69-55) with 7:54 left in the contest. Nero was the hero with 14 points, including going 8-for-9 at the free throw line. He also shared the team-lead in assists with three. Brendan Howard and Mitchell Sueker shared the team-lead in points with 18 each.
The Fighting Hawks will now turn their attention to the Paradise Classic in Boca Raton, Fla. UND will play Troy on Friday at 2 p.m., Florida Atlantic on Saturday at 5 p.m. and UT-Martin on Sunday at 1 p.m. All times listed are Central Time.
LAS VEGAS (NDSU) – Dezmond McKinney’s driving layup was blocked with two seconds remaining, and UNLV held on for a 64-62 victory over the North Dakota State men’s basketball team on Monday night. Rocky Kreuser registered another double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead NDSU. Maleeck Harden-Hayes added 12 points, and McKinney put up nine points, four steals, and four assists for the Bison. Neither team led by more than seven at any point in the contest. NDSU (2-1) shot 36 percent overall for the game and made 9-of-28 (32 percent) from three-point range. UNLV (3-0) shot 41 percent and earned a slight rebounding edge at 42-38. The Bison will conclude the three-game road trip at Arizona tonight at 8 p.m. CT.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Chris Paul scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Devin Booker had 29 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-96 for their ninth straight win. Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 12 rebounds in his return to the Suns after missing five games with a right lower leg contusion. Booker made one of two foul shots with 16.1 seconds to give the Suns a 98-96 lead. Minnesota’s D’Angelo Russell missed a 3-point and Anthony Edwards couldn’t control an offensive rebound. Booker made another free throw and the Timberwolves’ last-second heave was short. Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which has lost eight of nine.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The NBA has fined the Minnesota Timberwolves $250,000 for violating league rules that prohibit teams from arranging or paying for offseason practice or group workout sessions for their players outside their home market. The league said the activities took place in early September in the Miami area, where new co-owner Alex Rodriguez resides. The team and players posted several photos and videos to social media during the trip, which took place about two weeks before president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas was fired.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Jimmy Garoppolo threw two touchdown passes, Jimmie Ward returned one of his two first-quarter interceptions for another score and the San Francisco 49ers beat the Los Angeles Rams 31-10 for their first home win in more than a year. The Niners had lost four of five games and were in danger of falling out of the playoff race before putting together a complete performance against the Rams. San Francisco has won five straight against Los Angeles, including its last home win last October. The Rams have lost two straight.



UNDATED (AP) – Julian Strawther scored 18 points and top-ranked Gonzaga dominated Alcorn State 84-57 on Monday. The win extended the nation’s longest home-winning streak to 54 games. Freshman Hunter Sallis added 16 points for Gonzaga, which was coming off Saturday’s decisive win over then-No. 5 Texas. Keondre Montgomery scored 13 points for Alcorn State (0-4), which was no match for the taller Bulldogs.

In other T25 action:
– LJ Cryer had a career-high 20 points to lead five players scoring in double figures for ninth-ranked Baylor in a 89-60 victory over Nicholls State. Freshman Kendall Brown had 13 points and 10 assists for the 2-0 Bears, who had 33 assists on their 37 made baskets. Ty Gordon had 20 points for the 3-1 Colonels. The defending Southland Conference champions who were overwhelmed by the defending national champions.
– Tyler Kolek converted a steal into a go-ahead layup with 18 seconds left and Marquette forced 26 turnovers for a 67-66 comeback victory over No. 10 Illinois on Monday. Marquette came back from a 12-point deficit in the second half to give new coach Shaka Smart a signature win.
– Five players scored in double figures for No. 19 Ohio State, which routed Bowling Green 89-58 on Monday night. The Buckeyes started pouring it on early and never allowed the Mid-American Conference squad to get close.
UNDATED (AP) – Chris Paul scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Devin Booker had 29 and the Phoenix Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-96 for their ninth straight win. Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 12 rebounds in his return to the Suns after missing five games. Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 13 rebounds for Minnesota, which has lost eight of nine.
In other Monday night NBA action:
– DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 38 points and Zach LaVine added 26 in the Chicago Bulls’ 121-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Lonzo Ball had 27 points and eight assists against his former team as the Bulls got their fourth win in five games. Chicago snapped an eight-game skid against the Lakers dating to November 2016. Anthony Davis had 20 points and six rebounds before getting ejected in the third quarter. Los Angeles is 3-4 since LeBron James was sidelined with an abdominal strain.
– CJ McCollum had 29 points and Damian Lillard added 24 to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 118-113 victory over the Toronto Raptors. The Blazers, who were playing the second of a back-to-back, improved to 6-1 at home. OG Anunoby had 27 points for the Raptors, who have lost five of six. Pascal Siakam added 20.
– Trae Young and John Collins each scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks won their second straight game with a 129-111 victory over the Orlando Magic. Clint Capela finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds and Bogdan Bogdanovich scored 20 for Atlanta, which snapped a six-game skid with a 20-point win over defending NBA champion Milwaukee on Sunday. Cole Anthony had 27 points and 11 assists for the Magic, who have dropped three straight and five of six.
– Tyler Herro scored 26 points and the short-handed Miami Heat beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-90. Duncan Robinson scored 21 points and Kyle Lowry added 11 points and 11 assists for the Heat. Miami played without Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo because of injuries. Lu Dort scored 20 points and rookie Jeremiah Robinson-Earl added 16 for the Thunder
– Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks rallied past the Denver Nuggets 111-101. Luka Doncic had 23 points and 11 assists, and Jalen Brunson scored 17 off the bench for the Mavericks, who have won five of their last six games. Nikola Jokic scored a season-high 35 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Nuggets, who saw a five-game winning streak end.
– Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and Dennis Schroder had six points in the final 76 seconds as the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-92, splitting their two-game set at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Al Horford had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Schroder and Marcus Smart each scored 14 as Boston won for the third time in four games.
– Buddy Hield scored 22 points and Tyrese Haliburton added 17 points and 10 assists as the Sacramento Kings routed the Detroit Pistons 129-107. Richaun Holmes had 19 points and eight rebounds as the Kings snapped a four-game losing streak. De’Aaron Fox scored 19 for Sacramento, which had six players with at least 15 points. Cade Cunningham had 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for Detroit.
– Spencer Dinwiddie scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half, and the Washington Wizards erased a 19-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 105-100 for their fifth consecutive victory. Washington at 10-3 is off to the franchise’s best start in 47 years. The Wizards have done this with and without All-Star guard Bradley Beal, who missed a second consecutive game mourning the death of his grandmother. New Orleans lost for the 13th time in 15 games this season.
– Immanuel Quickley came off the bench to score 16 points and the New York Knicks limited the Indiana Pacers to two baskets in the fourth quarter to rally for a 92-84 victory. Kemba Walker also had 16 points for the Knicks. The Knicks ended a three-game home losing streak and a two-game skid overall.
– Ja Morant had 22 points, six rebounds and six assists, Jaren Jackson Jr. added 18 points as the Memphis Grizzlies defeated Houston 136-102, sending the Rockets to their 12th straight loss. Dillon Brooks finished with 16 points, and Kyle Anderson added 15 points as Memphis snapped a three-game losing streak. The 136 points was a season-high for the Grizzlies. Jalen Green led the Rockets with 15 points.


UNDATED (AP) – Andrei Vasilevskiy made 25 saves, Anthony Cirelli had a tiebreaking goal and a fight, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1. Tampa Bay also got goals from Mathieu Joseph, Brayden Point and Steven Stamkos. The defending Stanley Cup champions are 6-0-2 over the last eight games.The Islanders have lost three in a row.

In other rinks on Monday:
– Zach Werenski scored the go-ahead goal with 1:19 remaining after Yegor Chinakhov tied it with his first NHL goal, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied past the Detroit Red Wings 5-3. Boone Jenner added a goal and an assist, and Adam Boqvist and Alexandre Texier also scored for Columbus, which stopped a two-game skid. Dylan Larkin, Michael Rasmussen and Lucas Raymond scored for Detroit.


UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers placed safety Minkah Fitzpatrick on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list, where he joins quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Teams are not required to release information whether players are vaccinated. If Fitzpatrick is, he would be required to be free of symptoms and have two negative tests 24 hours apart. If he is not vaccinated, the playmaking defensive back could be sidelined for at least 10 days. Roethlisberger sat out Sunday’s 16-16 tie with winless Detroit and his return for next week’s game at the Los Angeles Chargers is uncertain.

In other NFL news:
– Banged-up Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is day to day after bruising his right knee in Sunday’s blowout loss at New England, his latest injury. Mayfield has been playing with a damaged left shoulder for several weeks and had to leave in the third quarter after being hit by blitzing Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon.

– Browns cornerback Troy Hill has been released from a Boston-area hospital after being treated for a neck sprain suffered in Sunday’s 45-7 loss to the Patriots. A team spokesman says Hill is traveling back to Cleveland following the scary moment in the closing minutes of the blowout loss. Hill was immobilized, strapped to a backboard and carried off the field before being taken to a local hospital.

– Any Green Bay Packers fans wanting to invest a personal stake in their favorite team has a chance to do so this week. The NFL’s only community-owned team is opening the sixth stock offering in franchise history this morning. The price per share is $300. Potential investors should keep in mind that owning stock in the Packers doesn’t constitute an investment. The team has no obligation to repay the amount a buyer pays to purchase Packers stock.



UNDATED (AP) – A judge has ruled that Kobe Bryant’s widow must turn over her therapy records to Los Angeles County in her lawsuit claiming she suffered emotional distress after first responders shared photos from the site of the helicopter crash that killed the basketball star and his teenage daughter. District Court Judge Charles Eick granted a request by county lawyers to review Vanessa Bryant’s records. The Los Angeles Times reports the judge limited the documents to the years since 2017 – not 2010 as the lawyers had sought. Vanessa Bryant is suing for invasion of privacy. The case is scheduled for trial in February.



UNDATED (AP) – The Hockey Hall of Fame’s pandemic class finally got its moment in the spotlight. Jarome Iginla headlined the five players and one executive enshrined Monday night – a year later than originally intended because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The former captain of the Calgary Flames was joined by Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson and Canadian women’s national team goalie Kim St-Pierre, while Ken Holland went in as a builder to round out the group voted in by the hall’s 18-member selection committee nearly 17 months ago.

Elsewhere in the NHL:
– The NHL has postponed three games this week due to a COVID-19 outbreak amid the Ottawa Senators. Ten Senators players are in NHL COVID-19 protocol. Their games against New Jersey, Nashville and the New York Rangers are all on hold. They are the first postponements for virus reasons in the major four North American professional sports leagues this fall. The NHL postponed 51 games for virus reasons during its last regular season.


UNDATED (AP) – Randy Arozarena of the Tampa Bay Rays has won AL Rookie of the Year honors, following up his 2020 postseason heroics with a stellar 2021 season. The 26-year-old Arozarena finished with a 274 average, 32 doubles and 20 homers and 20 steals. Jonathan India of the Cincinnati Reds won NL Rookie of the Year honors, eight months after winning the team’s second base job and never letting it go during an impressive first season. He finished with a .269 average, 34 doubles, 21 homers, 69 RBIs and scored 98 runs.

Elsewhere in the Majors:
– A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a $77 million, five-year contract. The agreement is subject to a successful physical. Rodriguez was 13-8 with a 4.74 ERA in 31 starts and one relief appearance for the Boston Red Sox this year. The 28-year-old Rodriguez was 1-1 in three postseason starts.
– The Boston Red Sox say former Major League shortstop Julio Lugo has died. Lugo played for seven teams in a 12-year Major League career and was the shortstop for Boston’s 2007 World Series championship team. ESPN reported that Lugo’s family presumed the cause of death to be a heart attack. Lugo batted .269 with 80 homers and 475 RBIs from 2000 to 2011 with the Astros, Devil Rays, Red Sox, Cardinals, Orioles and Braves. He hit .385 in Boston’s 2007 World Series sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
– The New York Yankees have hired Luis Rojas as their third base coach, a month after he was let go as manager of the New York Mets. Rojas managed the Mets for the past two seasons. The team declined its 2022 option for him on Oct. 4, a day after finishing third in the NL East at 77-85. Rojas will take the spot of Phil Nevin, who had been the Yankees’ third base coach since the 2018 season.
– The Chicago Cubs have hired former Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Daniel Moskos as their assistant pitching coach. The 35-year-old Moskos will assist pitching coach Tommy Hottovy on the staff of manager David Ross. He spent the past two seasons coaching in the New York Yankees’ farm system.
– The Seattle Mariners have filled out their coaching staff for the 2022 season, adding minor-league director Andy McKay and Triple-A manager Kristopher Negron to the major league staff. McKay was added to the Mariners staff as a major league coach and senior director of baseball development. Negron will be the Mariners first base coach.
– The Cleveland Indians have resolved a lawsuit filed by a local roller derby team over rights to the name Guardians, the final hurdle for the Major League Baseball team to continue its changeover. The sides jointly announced an “amicable resolution,” saying both organizations will continue to use Guardians. No other terms of the agreement were disclosed. The legal scuffle had delayed the Indians’ transition to Guardians, which will soon become official. The American League franchise has been known as the Indians since 1915. The club will be known next season as the Guardians, a name chosen following a year-long process that sprang from a national reckoning over racist names and symbols.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


KHRT ND News – 11/15/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 111521 – 1200
BERTHOLD, ND – Berthold police report a drug bust resulting from a traffic stop. Police say an early morning traffic stop in Berthold today led to the arrest of 35-year old Trevor Auth of St. John. Officers say they found 152 fentanyl pills and other narcotic related material in his vehicle. Auth was charged with B Felony possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, possession of fentanyl paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence. Berthold police continue to investigate.
BISMARCK, ND – November marks Diabetes Awareness Month. The North Dakota Diabetes Prevention and Control Program (NDDPCP) at the NDDoH is partnering with health systems, pharmacies and community-based organizations across the state to increase awareness and action around prediabetes and diabetes care.
“In North Dakota, almost 10% of adults are currently living with diabetes, and many more have at least one risk factor that increases their likelihood of developing the disease; including obesity (71%), high blood pressure (30%), or gestational diabetes/diabetes in pregnancy (9%),” said Brianna Monahan M.S., RDN, LRD and NDDPCP Coordinator at the NDDoH.
Assessing individual risk for Type 2 diabetes takes less than one minute and can be done by using a 7-question risk test developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“The best way to address the growing burden of diabetes is through prevention and increasing access to care,” said Monahan. The National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is available across North Dakota to help individuals reduce their risk of the disease through lifestyle change. For those already living with diabetes, Diabetes Self-Management and Support (DSMES) services can help improve quality of life by increasing an individual’s knowledge of and confidence in managing their condition. To find out your risk or find to find services, visit diabetesnd.org
BISMARCK, ND – Active COVID-19 cases dropped over the weekend. Numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health list 3,006 active today, down 638 from Friday. Hospitalizations since Friday at down by 10 to 147, with 16 of those in ICU. There have been 11 more deaths since Friday among those who were positive (1815). Health officials report 48.3% (362,225) of residents age 5 and up are fully vaccinated.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Employee housing is a priority as officials make plans for improving and upgrading Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s aging facilities. The park’s planning team is consulting with American Indian tribes and the State Historic Preservation Office about the long range goals for North Dakota’s top tourist attraction. Park Superintendent Wendy Ross has a proposed list of improvements that also include upgrades to administrative facilities, visitor centers, park entrances and parking. Public comments on the plans are due by Nov. 30. Ross says housing needs to be addressed and is “the No. 1 driver of improvements and deferred maintenance in the park.”
BISMARCK, ND – Today kicks off American Education Week across the United States. Festivities honor the team of people who work in our nation’s public schools, everyone from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, plus countless others.
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game & Fish reports that fisheries crews completed their annual salmon spawning operation on the Missouri River System, collecting more than 1.8 million eggs. North Dakota Game and Fish Department Missouri River System fisheries biologist Russ Kinzler said crews collected enough eggs to stock 400,000 smolts planned for Lake Sakakawea in 2022.
The majority of eggs were collected from Lake Sakakawea, with a significant contribution from the Missouri River below Garrison Dam. Average size of female salmon was 7.4 pounds, which is about 1 pound smaller than last year. The largest salmon this year were about 14.5 pounds, which is about 2 pounds heavier than the largest salmon last year. “We’ve had good numbers and size of rainbow smelt, which is the primary forage for salmon in Lake Sakakawea,” Kinzler said. “That has led to some larger salmon the last couple years.”
Chinook salmon begin their spawning run in October. Since salmon cannot naturally reproduce in North Dakota, Game and Fish personnel capture the fish and transport them to Garrison Dam National Fish Hatchery where they are relieved of their eggs. Once the eggs hatch, young salmon spend about 6 months in the hatchery before being stocked in Lake Sakakawea.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Police in Fargo have arrested a man wanted for murder in Tennessee. Police officers with Fargo’s Metro Street Crimes Unit learned on Friday that the man was staying in the city, according to spokeswoman Jessica Schindeldecker. He had been issued a warrant for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder in Shelby County, Tennessee. Schindeldecker said police worked through late Friday to find the man. He was placed in Cass County Jail.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Commissioners in North Dakota’s largest city will be asked Monday to consider ending a wildlife management program that allows bow hunters to kill deer within city limits. Fargo Police Chief Dave Zibloski said a recent study shows that harvest rates are low, the plan is no longer effective and it has created a public safety threat. Zibloski said he will ask the commission to eliminate the program, KFGO radio reported. The program started more than 15 years ago in several city parks along the Red River after complaints over the growing number of deer in the city. Zibolski says he has received petitions containing more than 300 names, both from city and regional residents who support the recommendation to dump the bow hunting program. Zibolski adds that the hunt is time-consuming for the officers who manage it.
FARGO, N.D. – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota (BCBSND) Caring Foundation has awarded this year’s Healthcare Leader scholarship in the amount of $5,000 to Melissa Kainz, a graduate student attending the University of Mary in Bismarck. Kainz is pursuing her doctor of nursing practice organizational leadership degree and currently works as the community clinical coordinator in the Division of Health Promotion for the state of North Dakota.
“We received many strong applications for the BCBSND Caring Foundation Healthcare Leader scholarship, and we are pleased to recognize Melissa Kainz as this year’s recipient,” shares Pam Gulleson, BCBSND Caring Foundation executive director. “Kainz demonstrates all the qualities of an emerging leader in health care through her work experience, scholastic honors, strong work ethic and her commitment to population health.”
Core to the scholarship is the development of an innovative and impactful project in health care, which incorporates a leadership plan designed to support a successful project outcome, as well as academic and personal growth. Kainz’s project will focus on Alzheimer’s disease. Her action plan will be to improve the health and well-being of individuals who may develop the disease by early detection and intervention that will be imperative to delay progression of the disease. The goal of Kainz’s project will be to increase the percentage of individuals who experience subjective cognitive decline, recognize their symptoms and discuss them with a health care professional. This will be accomplished by engaging key stakeholders in the discussion.
“I have always had a passion for helping others and taking care of people. My passion is population health and promoting health activities within the state of North Dakota,” Kainz shares. “It is also important to consider the inclusion of all backgrounds so that every North Dakotan has equitable access to care that will promote the best health and well-being for that individual to live their best life.”
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


K-Heart Sports – 11/15/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 111521 – 0700
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State women’s hockey team picked up right where it left off Saturday evening. Coming off two dominating periods on the ice to finish up a 8-0 win over visiting Minnesota on Saturday, the Beavers started Sunday strong as Riley Ball scored 5 minutes, 14 seconds into the first period, igniting an offensive explosion of four first-period goals in a 9-1 Minot State win Sunday over Minnesota. Hannah Gray assisted on the opening goal for 5th-ranked Minot State (9-2-0 overall, 4-1-0 WMCH), which now hits the road for four games in Michigan next weekend, playing Thursday and Friday at No. 2-ranked Adrian, then at Michigan-Dearborn on Saturday and Sunday.


UNDATED (AP) – Florida got the better of in-state rival Florida State, and knocked off the No. 20 Seminoles 71-55. Colin Castleton had 15 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and six blocks, as the Gators ended a seven-game losing streak to Florida State. Four Florida players scored in double figures. The victory came 11 months after Florida standout Keyontae Johnson collapsed on the court in Tallahassee. Johnson hasn’t played since, and the Gators dedicated the game to him.

In other Top 25 college basketball:
– No. 18 Tennessee beat East Tennessee State 94-62. Olivier Nkamhoua scored a career-high 23 points and eight rebounds, while Kennedy Chandler added 16 points.
– In the 169th meeting since 1920 between western New York rivals, No. 23 St. Bonaventure had to rally to beat Canisius 69-60. Canisius led for much of the early part of the game, but the Bonnies used a 15-3 run to dig out of an 11-point deficit.


UNDATED (AP) – Tom Brady threw two interceptions in the first quarter, part of an implosion by the reigning Super Bowl champion Buccaneers that ended in a 29-19 upset of Tampa Bay by the Washington Football Team. Washington QB Taylor Heinicke put his stamp on the improbable result, hooking up with DeAndre Carter for a 20-yard TD pass and leading an 80-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter that took more than 10 minutes off the clock. Tampa Bay was dealt an extra blow in the last minute when nose tackle Vita Vea was carted off with an injury on the final play of that drive. Washington lost its defensive star, Chase Young, to injury. Coach Ron Rivera says there’s concern Young might have torn a ligament in his right knee.

Elsewhere in Week 10 of the NFL schedule:
– Aaron Rodgers was uneven in his return from COVID-19 but did more than enough to support a standout Green Bay Packers defense in a 17-0 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Rodgers went 23 of 37 for 292 yards and threw an interception in the end zone after sitting out last weekend and not practicing all week. A.J. Dillon rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Packers, who handed the Seahawks their first shutout loss in a decade.
– Cam Newton provided a flashback to his Superman days in his second debut with the Panthers. He threw for one touchdown, ran for another and sparked Carolina to a 34-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals entered the game with the NFL’s best record, but were again missing quarterback Kyler Murray and star receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
– Patrick Mahomes returned to form, throwing five touchdown passes leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 41-14 against the Raiders in Las Vegas. That moves the Chiefs into first place in the AFC West. The dominant performance came for the Raiders on a day everyone else in the division lost.
– Kirk Cousins threw a pair of touchdown passes to Tyler Conklin, Dalvin Cook rushed for 94 yards and a score, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the Los Angeles Chargers 27-20. Minnesota improves to 4-5 and ended a two-game losing streak. Los Angeles has dropped three of its past four to fall to 5-4.
– Ryan Tannehill ran and threw for touchdowns as the Tennessee Titans held off the New Orleans Saints 23-21 for their NFL-best sixth straight victory. The Saints dropped their second straight since losing quarterback Jameis Winston to a season-ending ACL injury.
– Mac Jones threw three touchdown passes, rookie Rhamondre Stevenson rushed for a career-high 100 yards and two scores, and the New England Patriots rolled to a 45-7 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland lost quarterback Baker Mayfield to a knee injury. The Patriots won their fourth straight game. The Browns have dropped four of their last six.
– The Detroit Lions’ losing streak is over, but they’re still winless. They slogged their way to an ugly, error-filled 16-all tie with the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The Lions had the ball four times in overtime but did not score, as Ryan Santoso missed a 48-yard field goal.
– Buffalo’s defense smothered the New York Jets in a 45-17 victory. Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes, while the Bills ran for four scores. The Bills’ top-ranked ranked defense intercepted Jets QB Mike White four times.
– Jacksonville came back and came close, but the Indianapolis defense held on for a 23-17 victory over the Jaguars. The Colts also returned a blocked punt for a score, while Jonathan Taylor rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown. The Jags’ late shot ended when quarterback Trevor Lawrence fumbled near midfield with 50 seconds to go.
– The Cowboys showed little mercy in a 45-3 rout of the Atlanta Falcons. Ezekiel Elliott ran for two touchdowns, Nahshon Wright recovered a blocked punt for a score, while CeeDee Lamb caught both of Dak Prescott’s TD passes.
– Cornerback Darius Slay’s 82-yard fumble return for a touchdown sparked the Philadelphia Eagles to a 30-13 upset of the Denver Broncos. Melvin Gordon III gained 2 yards on fourth-and-1 from the Eagles 23 as the Broncos were driving for a touchdown to tie it. But he coughed up the football before going down and Slay scooped it up and sped to the game-sealing score.


UNDATED (AP) – The Phoenix Suns ran their winning streak to eight straight and handed Houston its 11th loss in a row with a 115-89 victory. Devin Booker had 26 points and six assists to lead the Suns. Phoenix shot 43% and was 14 of 40 on 3-pointers.

Elsewhere in the NBA:
– Golden State’s winning streak came to an end in Charlotte. Terry Rozier had a big jump-ball win and made two late free throws to help the Hornets to a 106-102 win over the Warriors. Rozier finished with 20 points.
– Anthony Davis had 34 points and 15 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 114-106. Los Angeles led by 14 points in the second half, then held on to improve to 3-3 since LeBron James was sidelined Nov. 4 because of an abdominal strain.
– Trae Young scored a season-best 42 points and Atlanta snapped a six-game losing streak, beating Milwaukee 120-100. Young just missed a triple-double, finishing with 10 assists and eight rebounds. The NBA champion Bucks lost for the seventh time in 10 games, despite the return of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
– Back in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 33 points to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Thunder 120-96. Durant played eight seasons in OKC, winning four scoring titles, an MVP award and leading the Thunder to the NBA Finals once before joining Golden State in 2016. Thunder fans booed him in warmups and whenever he touched the ball early in the game.
– The Denver Nuggets spoiled Chauncey Billups return home with a 124-95 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Billups, a Denver native who had two playing stints with the Nuggets, lost his head coaching debut in his hometown without star Damian Lillard. Nikola Jokic led Denver with 28 points, nine rebounds and nine assists.
– The Chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Clippers 100-90. DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points while Zach LaVine added 29 for Chicago. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for the Clippers.


UNDATED (AP) – Sidney Crosby returned from a bout with COVID-19 but couldn’t give his Penguins the boost they needed against Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals. Washington routed Pittsburgh, 6-1, with six different players scoring goals, none of them named Alex. Ovechkin did have two assists. It was Washington’s fourth straight win and they pulled even with Carolina atop the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals also trail Florida by a point for the NHL lead.

In other NHL action:
– Boston’s Charlie Coyle had an attempted clearing pass carom into the net off his head for his first of two goals, as the Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2. Charlie McAvoy also scored twice. It was the 750th meeting between the two teams, but the first time they faced each other in nearly two years because of the coronavirus pandemic.
– Kailer Yamamoto scored in the final minute as the Edmonton Oilers beat the St. Louis Blues 5-4. For the Blues, it was their third straight loss.
– The Calgary Flames snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-0 win over the Ottawa Senators. Dan Vladar made 27 saves for his first career shutout. Elias Lindholm led the Flames scoring with a goal and an assist.
– The Rangers and Devils went seven rounds deep in the shootout, before Chris Kreider scored the deciding goal. That gave New York a 4-3 win.
– The Anaheim Ducks beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-1 for their seventh consecutive victory. Trevor Zegras had two goals and an assist, and Troy Terry extended his scoring streak to 14 games with an assist.


PHOENIX (AP) – Phil Mickelson birdied three of the final holes to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Mickelson shot a 6-under 65 at Phoenix Country Club, getting up-and-down from short of the par-5 18th for birdie to reach 19 under. He joined Jack Nicklaus as the only player to win four of his first six PGA Tour Champions starts. Bernhard Langer battled back pain all weekend, but labored through a 2-under 69 to win his sixth PGA Tour Champions season points title.



BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) – Right when it looked as though Nelly Korda had thrown away her chance to win, she recovered to win a four-way playoff. Korda was tied for the lead when she made triple bogey on the 17th hole. But the 23-year-old American birdied the 18th. That got her into a playoff at the Pelican Women’s Championship when Lexi Thompson finished bogey-bogey. It all set up a four-way playoff with Sei Young Kim and Lydia Ko. Korda ended it quickly with a 12-foot birdie on the first extra hole. It was her fourth win of the year.



SAO PAULO (AP) – Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton ended a turbulent weekend with a stunning victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix. The seven-time world champion, beat Red Bull driver Max Verstappen despite starting from 10th position on the grid due to a penalty. Verstappen finished second and saw his lead in the driver’s championship shrink to 14 points with three races left.



UNDATED (AP) – Alabama has jumped Cincinnati to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll. Georgia is a unanimous No. 1 for the sixth consecutive week. The switch from Cincinnati at No. 2 to Alabama was more about the Bearcats than the Crimson Tide. Cincinnati remained unbeaten after winning at USF 45-28, but it was the fourth straight week the Bearcats played a team with a losing record and found themselves in a competitive game in the second half. Meanwhile, Oklahoma dropped eight spots to No. 12 after losing for the first time this season. So behind No. 3 Cincinnati, Oklahoma’s tumble meant No. 4 Oregon, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Notre Dame, No. 7 Michigan State, No. 8 Michigan and No. 9 Oklahoma State all moved up one spot. The Sooners lost to Baylor who moved up to No. 11 behind No. 10 Mississippi.



SEATTLE (AP) – Washington has fired head coach Jimmy Lake, less than two years after he took the job. Lake’s firing concluded a stunningly fast fall with a team that began the season ranked in The AP Top 25. The Huskies stumbled through embarrassing losses that raised discontent from the fan base. Lake was suspended without pay for Saturday’s 35-30 loss to Arizona State after a sideline incident the previous week against Oregon where Lake swatted at and then shoved one of his players.

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


K-Heart Sports – 11/14/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 111421 – 0700
BISMARCK, ND – Bismarck Century won their seventh consecutive State Girls Swimming & Diving title.
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
State Meet – BSC Aquatics & Wellness Center
1. Bismarck Century 349.5
2. West Fargo Sheyenne 340
3. Minot 311
4. Bismarck Legacy 155
5. West Fargo 151.5
6. Williston 136
7. Dickinson 119
8. Grand Forks Central 113
T9. Jamestown 103
T9. Fargo North 103
11. Mandan 95
12. Fargo Davies 91
13. Fargo South 75
14. Fargo Shanley 65
15. Bismarck High 38
16. Grand Forks Red River 34
T17. West Fargo Horace 22
T17. Wahpeton 22
NDHSCA Girls Swimming & Diving Senior Athlete of the Year: Erin Palmer of Bismarck Century
NDHSCA Girls Swimming & Diving Coach of the Year: Emily Jensen of Minot
WATFORD CITY, ND – Bismarck Century won the WDA Volleyball Tournament in Watford City.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
West Region Tournament – Rough Rider Center in Watford City
State Qualifier
(5) Bismarck Legacy def. (6) Mandan (19-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-21 (4) Bismarck St. Mary’s def. (3) Jamestown vs 25-22, 25-23, 25-15 Championship
(1) Bismarck Century defg. (2) Bismarck High 25-17, 25-21, 25-18
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard
College Mens Basketball
GAC Conference Challenge – St. Cloud, MN
           Minot State 87, Ouachita Baptist 55
College Womens Basketball
Black Hills State 56, Minot State 55
College Mens Hockey
Minot State 7, Midland University 1 (Beavers now 9-0-0)
College Womens Hockey
Minot State 8, Minnesota 0
College Womens Volleyball
Concordia-St Paul def. Minot State 25-17, 25-13, 25-14
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 6, St. Cloud Norsemen 0
Bismarck Bobcats 3, Aberdeen Wings 2 SO
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The The Minot State football team gave their seniors a day to remember. Battling a winter storm and the visiting Concordia-St. Paul Golden Bears, Minot State used big plays in the first half, then dominated with its run game in the second half to score a 28-20 victory in the season finale for both NSIC teams. The first win in a finale since a 23-13 victory over St. Cloud State back in 2017. A fun ending for seniors Ivan Avalos, Sebastian Gutierrez, Jaxon Lundeen, Derek Wax, and Jordan Will who were honored prior to kick-off on an ice-cover field. Then the weather turned into a winter storm in the second half, which the Beavers buckled down and battled through.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (NDSU) – 5th-ranked North Dakota State claimed its 10th Missouri Valley Football Conference championship with a 49-17 win over Youngstown State on Saturday, Nov. 13, at a cold and blustery Stambaugh Stadium. North Dakota State (9-1, 6-1 MVFC) scored five touchdowns of 40-plus yards and rushed for 454 yards while outgaining Youngstown State 623-288 in total yards. The Penguins (2-7), ranked 12th in the FCS in rushing, managed just 59 yards on the ground as the Bison defense recorded five sacks.
Hunter Luepke scored on a 49-yard run, Christian Watson caught a 71-yard touchdown pass from Cam Miller, TaMerik Williams scored on runs of 1 and 50 yards, Jalen Bussey had a 61-yard TD run and TK Marshall closed out the game with an 84-yard TD run. Marshall finished with a game-high 146 rushing yards on three carries, including a 60-yard carry in the fourth quarter. Williams finished with a career-high 137 yards on 18 carries, the most totes by a Bison running back this season. Miller was 10 of 14 passing for 169 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard pass to tight end Noah Gindorff. Watson finished with four catches for 91 yards.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – North Dakota (5-5, 3-4 MVFC) was knotted up at 7-7 with Illinois State (4-6, 2-5 MVFC) late, but it was the Fighting Hawks earning the 14-7 victory after a game-winning touchdown with 4:26 left in the game at the Alerus Center on Saturday afternoon.
Tommy Schuster led the offense, going 19-for-25 through the air for 233 yards and a touchdown. Quincy Vaughn was also in at quarterback and went 1-for-2, throwing the eventual game-winning touchdown. Bo Belquist was the favorite target with five receptions for 50 yards, while Boltmann added four grabs for 77 yards. Jake Richter had three catches for 25 yards, including his nine-yard touchdown grab. Ziebarth also had a touchdown catch with the three-yard game-winner. Otis Weah led the backfield with 17 rushing attempts for 80 yards, while also netting 36 receiving yards on two catches.
OXFORD, Ohio (UND) – Five of the seven defenseman in the lineup tallied at least one point to help lead No. 7 North Dakota past Miami, 5-4, on Saturday from Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio. UND (8-3-0, 4-0-0-0 NCHC) completes only the second sweep in program history in Oxford, riding a three-goal first period and surrendering only two 5×5 goals all weekend.
SEATTLE (AP) – Rem Pitlick scored his first three NHL goals and the Minnesota Wild beat the Seattle Kraken 4-2 for their fifth win in six games. Nico Sturm added an empty-netter with about 5 minutes left, and Ryan Hartman had three assists for Minnesota. Cam Talbot had 28 saves. Marcus Johansson had a power-play goal for Seattle, and Alex Wennberg also scored. Philipp Grubauer finished with 18 saves. The Kraken have lost six of seven since a 4-1 win here over the Wild on Oct. 28. Pitlick came into the game with four assists in 15 career games – four with the Wild and 11 with Nashville last season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Paul George scored 23 points, Reggie Jackson added 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-102 on Saturday night for their seventh victory in a row. Ivica Zubac had 10 points and 12 rebounds, Eric Bledsoe had 14 points and nine assists and George had nine rebounds for the Clippers, who have taken all three meetings this month against the Wolves. Anthony Edwards led Minnesota with 21 points and nine rebounds. D’Angelo Russell and Jaden McDaniels had 15 points each. Karl-Anthony Towns was held to eight points, his first single-digit scoring game since 2018.
UNDATED (AP) – Georgia’s record remains a perfect 10-0. Stetson Bennett ran for a touchdown and threw for another as the top-ranked Bulldogs wrapped up their Southeastern Conference schedule with a 41-17 rout of Tennessee. Georgia actually trailed by the largest margin it’s seen this season after Tennessee scored a touchdown on the opening drive. The Bulldogs responded by reeling off 27 straight points. Tennessee fell to 5-5.
In other Top 25 action:
– Bryce Young passed for 270 yards and five touchdowns, including three to Jameson Williams, and No. 3 Alabama beat New Mexico State 59-3. Young completed 21 of 23 passes in just over a half and the Crimson Tide produced the expected romp after a slow start. Alabama even trailed briefly before rattling off seven touchdowns in 20 minutes for a 49-3 halftime lead over the Aggies.
– Oklahoma is undefeated no more. The No. 4 Sooners fell to No. 18 Baylor, 27-14. Gerry Bohanon threw a touchdown pass and ran for two scores, while Baylor’s defense constantly pressured Caleb Williams and Spencer Rattler as the Bears ended the Sooners’ 17-game winning streak.
– Anthony Brown Jr. threw for 135 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 123 yards and another score, and No. 5 Oregon rallied in the second half to beat Washington State 38-24. Washington State tied the game at 14 before halftime but Oregon pulled away in the third quarter. The Ducks have now won five straight.
– C.J. Stroud threw for 361 yards and five touchdowns, freshman TreVeyon Henderson rumbled for two more scores as No. 6 Ohio State struck early and rolled over Purdue 59-31. The Buckeyes (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, CFP No. 4) scored on all seven of their first-half possessions, piling up 45 points. Purdue hadn’t allowed more than 30 in any game this year.
– Jack Coan threw three touchdown passes to lead No. 7 Notre Dame 28-3 victory against Virginia. Coan connected with Michael Mayer from 6 yards, Braden Lenzy from 4 yards and Kevin Austin from 15 yards. Virginia played without quarterback Brennan Armstrong, who leads the nation in total offense but sustained a rib injury in a loss to BYU two weeks ago.
– No. 8 Michigan State bounce back from its first loss with a 40-21 victory over Maryland. Payton Thorne threw two of his four touchdown passes to Jayden Reed, and Kenneth Walker ran for 143 yards and two scores, keeping the Spartans (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 7 CFP) in the Big Ten championship race.
– No. 9 Michigan remains in the race for the Big Ten championship after a 21-17 victory over Penn State. Cade McNamara threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to tight end Erick All with 3:29 left. McNamara threw three touchdowns in all, two to Roman Wilson, to boost the Michigan to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the conference.
– No. 10 Oklahoma State rolled past TCU 63-17, as Jaylen Warren ran for three touchdowns. The Cowboys move into a tie with Oklahoma for first place in the Big 12 conference, after the Sooners’ loss to Baylor.
– A.J. Finley returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown and Matt Corral threw for 247 yards and a touchdown to lead No. 12
Mississippi to a 29-19 win over No. 11 Texas A&M. After trailing 15-0 at the half, Texas A&M whittled the lead to to 15-13 in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
– Sam Hartman accounted for four touchdowns while Justice Ellison ran for his second fourth-quarter score with 1:47 left. That helped No. 13 Wake Forest beat No. 21 North Carolina State 45-42.
– It took a couple late defensive stands to avoid an upset, but No. 15 UTSA held on to beat Southern Mississippi, 27-17, and remain undefeated. Frank Harris passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 54 yards.
– No. 16 Auburn was beaten, 43-34, by Mississippi State. Auburn scored touchdowns on its first four possessions to build a led 28-3 first half lead, but Mississippi State’s Will Rogers threw for 415 yards and six touchdowns, scoring 40 unanswered points,
– No. 17 Houston methodically dispatched Temple 37-8 to clinch a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game. Alton McCaskill rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
– No. 19 Iowa withstood three fourth-quarter comeback attempts to beat Minnesota,27-22. Alex Padilla threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in his first career start for the Hawkeyes.
– Braelon Allen rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 20 Wisconsin beat Northwestern 35-7. Graham Mertz threw two touchdown passes, and Wisconsin’s defense recorded four interceptions.
– Nose tackle Thomas Gore stopped Shermari Jones’ run for a two-point conversion with 1:09 to play and Georgia State held on to defeat No. 22 Coastal Carolina 42-40.
– No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette beat Troy 35-21, as Levi Lewis threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score.
UNDATED (AP) – Drew Timme scored a career-high 37 points as top-ranked Gonzaga beat No. 5 Texas 86-74 in an early-season showdown. Timme played nearly 38 minutes and added seven rebounds and three assists while carrying the bulk of the offensive load. Rasir Bolton added 16 points for Gonzaga (2-0), which won a school-record 53rd consecutive home game.
In other T25 basketball action:
– No. 6 Michigan cruised to a 77-49 victory over Prairie View A&M. Eli Brooks scored 15 points, Caleb Houstan added 13 points, and Hunter Dickinson scored 11 with 10 rebounds.
– Four Blue Devils scored in double figures as No. 9 Duke held off the Campbell Camels 67-56. Paolo Banchero led Duke with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, seven rebounds, a steal and a block.
– Freshman Emoni Bates scored 15 points and Landers Nolley added 12 to help Memphis defeat North Carolina Central.
– Connor Vanover scored 19 points and helped lead a big run that ended the first half to send No. 16 Arkansas over Gardner-Webb 86-69.
– No. 21 Maryland is off to a 3-0 start to the season after rallying to defeat Vermont 68-57. Eric Ayala and Fatts Russell each scored 22 points.
– Adama Sanogo kept up his sharp shooting, tying his career high with 20 points as No. 24 UConn beat Coppin State 89-54. R.J. Cole added 16 points and Tyrese Martin 15 as the Huskies improved to 2-0.
UNDATED (AP) – The Washington Wizards used a 20-0 first-half run to rout the Orlando Magic 104-92 for their fourth consecutive victory. Spencer Dinwiddie scored 23 points, Montrezl Harrell added 20 and Kyle Kuzma had 17 with 10 rebounds. Washington improves to 9-3 for the first time since the 2014-15 season.
In other NBA action:
– 76ers center Joel Embiid has now missed four games after a positive COVID-19 test, and Philadelphia has dropped all of them. Justin Holiday came off the bench for Indiana to score a season-high 27 points in the Pacers’ 118-113 victory.
– Detroit used a big fourth quarter to beat short-handed Toronto 127-121. Jerami Grant scored 24 points and Isaiah Stewart had 20.
– The Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from 19 points down in the third quarter
to beat the Boston Celtics 91-89. Dennis Schroder had an opportunity to force overtime for Boston, but missed a jumper from the right baseline as time expired.
– Paul George scored 23 points, Reggie Jackson added 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Minnesota Timberwolves 129-102. It’s the Clippers seventh victory in a row.
– Tyler Herro had 27 points and eight rebounds to help the Miami Heat beat the Utah Jazz 111-105. Duncan Robinson made six 3-pointers and added 22 points, while Kyle Lowry had 21. Miami swept the season series with the Jazz and snapped a three-game losing streak.
– The New Orleans Pelicans snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 112-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pelicans had lost 12 of their first 13 games playing without Zion Williamson, who is sidelined with a broken right foot.
UNDATED (AP) – Brayden Point scored a backhand breakaway goal in overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win over Florida Panthers 3-2. Pat Maroon and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning, while Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves. The Panthers have a four-game winless streak (0-2-2) since starting the season 10-0-1.
Elsewhere in the NHL:
– Rem Pitlick scored his first NHL goal, then added two more as the Minnesota Wild beat the Seattle Kraken 4-2. Pitlick came into the game with four assists in 15 career games and became the 31st player in NHL history to get a hat trick in the same game as scoring his first goal.
– Morgan Rielly scored with 12 seconds remaining to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 5-4 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. Reilly’s winner came after the Leafs squandered a two-goal, third-period lead.
– The Carolina Hurricanes beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2. Brendan Smith’s scored the winner with 2:57 remaining, his first goal of the season.
– The New York Rangers beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3. Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider each scored twice.
– The Dallas Stars earned their first win in regulation this season with a 5-2 victory over the Flyers. Roope Hintz and Luke Glendening each had a goal and an assist.
– Mark Scheifele scored 32 seconds into overtime to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. Kyle Connor and Dylan DeMelo also scored for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 27 shots.
– Dylan Larkin scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Larkin has seven goals already this season, and hit 300 career points.
– The Ottawa Senators snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Drake Batherson had two goals and two assists for the Sens.
– Roman Josi had two goals and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes. Matt Duchene and Mikael Granlund also scored for Nashville.
– Evgenii Dadonov and Jonathan Marchessault each scored twice and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 7-4. Marchessault’s 100th goal as a Golden Knight proved to be the game winner.
– The Colorado Avalanche overcame a slow start to beat the San Jose Sharks 6-2. Sam Girard led the way with a goal and three assists.
– Brad Marchard scored twice and Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves as the Boston Bruins beat New Jersey 5-2. Erik Haula, Patrice Bergeron and Jake DeBrusk also scored as the Bruins ended the Devils’ three-game winning streak.
UNDATED (AP) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. The move clears the way for the reigning MVP to make his return Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks. He participated virtually in team meetings this week while backup Jordan Love got the first-team reps in practice.
In other NFL news:
– Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been placed on the COVID-19 list and will miss the Steelers’ game Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Mason Rudolph will likely start for the Steelers, who have won four straight games.
– The Los Angeles Rams have lost a cornerstone of their offense. Receiver Robert Woods is out for the season after tearing a knee ligament in practice Friday.
– The Tennessee Titans have placed seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Julio Jones on injured reserve after he hurt a hamstring in practice. Safety Dane Cruikshank joins him on IR.
UNDATED (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired infielder Mike Brosseau from the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league pitcher Evan Reifert. Brosseau slumped this season, hitting .187 with five home runs and 18 RBIs in 57 games for the AL East champion Rays, while the 22-year-old Reifert made his professional debut this season.
WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) – Sam Huff had died. The hard-hitting Hall of Fame linebacker helped the New York Giants reach six NFL title games from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s. He later became a popular player and announcer in Washington. The family’s attorney tells The Associated Press that Huff died Saturday of natural causes in Winchester, Virginia. Sam Huff was 87. Sam Huff, the hard-hitting Hall of Fame linebacker who helped the New York Giants reach six NFL title games from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s, has died. He was 87.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


KHRT ND News – 11/13/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 111321 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Legislature on Friday approved bills to prevent COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the teaching of certain concepts of race and racism, as lawmakers completed their five-day special session. The Senate voted 38-9 to give final approval to a measure banning the teaching of critical race theory, which is defined as a way of thinking about America’s history through the lens of racism. Gov. Doug Burgum signed the critical race theory bill later Friday, and also signed the vaccination bill.
Though there is no evidence that critical race theory is being taught in North Dakota’s schools, backers said the bill aims to ensure it won’t be. Mott GOP Sen. Donald Schaible, who carried the bill on the Senate floor, said the measure is preemptive “to try to make sure that it doesn’t come to our schools.”
Senators also approved a House bill 33-14 Friday to restrict COVID-19 vaccination mandates. The measure provides exemptions for medical, philosophical or religious reasons, and would allow workers to avoid vaccinations if they agree to frequent testing for the coronavirus.
Representatives on Friday gave final approval to a bill that excludes Social Security benefits from income tax. Legislative budget writers estimate the measure will reduce state revenues by $14.6 million in the current two-year budget cycle.
Senators gave final approval to a bill that would provide a $350 income tax credit for each North Dakota resident filing a return for 2021 and 2022. The income tax relief was pushed by Burgum, who recommended using part of the state’s hefty and better-than-forecast ending fund balance of $1.1 billion in the last two-year budget cycle.
Republicans control both chambers of the Legislature. Burgum last month called the special session to deal with a limited agenda that included legislative redistricting and the approval of a spending plan for federal coronavirus relief aid.
Also Friday, the Senate gave final approval on a measure that spends nearly the entire amount of the $1.1 billion in federal coronavirus aid available to the state. The spending includes funding initiatives ranging from infrastructure improvements to workforce development programs. The appropriation incudes $150 million to build a pipeline to carry natural gas from the state’s oil-producing region in the western part of the state to eastern North Dakota. Only $63 million of the federal funding was not appropriated by state lawmakers.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday signed legislation to provide an estimated $211 million in income tax relief over the next two years by eliminating the state income tax bill for approximately 300,000 North Dakota taxpayers and providing partial relief to another 200,000 taxpayers. The tax relief fulfills a major piece of the governor’s Accelerate ND plan for the Legislature’s special session, which adjourned Friday.
“This bill is a victory for half a million hardworking North Dakotans, providing them with real, meaningful tax relief for this year and the next,” Burgum said. “We are deeply grateful to Rep. Heinert and the entire Legislature for overwhelmingly approving this tax relief and improving upon our original proposal. Our shared approach of conservative fiscal management has allowed us to put money back into the pockets of North Dakotans who kept working through the pandemic and supported our economic recovery, which benefits us all.”
House Bill 1515 was introduced by Rep. Pat Heinert of Bismarck and originally mirrored the governor’s Accelerate ND income tax proposal. The amended version approved by lawmakers provides an income tax credit of up to $350 per year for resident individual income taxpayers, or $700 per year for individuals filing a married joint return, effective for tax years 2021 and 2022. “I’m very pleased with the outcome,” Heinert said. “As I said in my floor speech, we need to share the wealth with North Dakotans, and I was pleased to be the prime sponsor of that bill.”
The approved bill will eliminate state income tax liability for approximately 210,000 returns, which represents 300,000 taxpayers when accounting for the two adults who file a married joint return. An additional 140,000 returns will receive a partial reduction, which represents 200,000 taxpayers when accounting for married joint returns, according to State Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger, who worked with both the governor and Heinert on the tax relief proposals. “It is always a great policy to provide additional tax relief when possible,” Rauschenberger said. “Taxpayers will begin receiving the benefits of the tax credit when the filing season starts in just a couple months.”
The tax relief will be funded from the state’s $412 million excess general fund balance from the 2019-21 biennium. The Legislature budgeted for an ending fund balance of $710 million, but the actual ending fund balance arrived at $1.12 billion, thanks to conservative budgeting, higher than anticipated Legacy Fund earnings and the strategic use of federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to pay for state expenses during the last biennium. The bill passed the House 92-0 on Thursday and the Senate 40-7 on Friday.
Burgum also signed Senate Bill 2351, which exempts Social Security income from state income tax, becoming the 38th state to do so. The bill, introduced by Sen. David Hogue of Minot, will provide an estimated $14.6 million in savings per biennium to approximately 20,000 North Dakotans.
BISMARCK, ND – A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Noon today for for northwest and north central North Dakota. Forecasters say mixed precipitation of snow, freezing rain, and sleet has occurred. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph will be possible.
The Department of Transportation and Highway Patrol have issued a No Travel Advisory for central portions of the state due to freezing rain and icy conditions. Motorists should not travel due to hazardous conditions which make it unsafe to travel. Cities included in this advisory are Bowbells, Minot, Washburn, Bismarck, Mandan, Fort Yates, Beulah, and surrounding areas.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 9 PM for northeastern North Dakota and the Red River Valley. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches are possible along with breezy winds.
The southeastern part of the state is under a High Wind Warning until 9 PM. Northwest winds 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph are expected.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


K-Heart Sports – 11/13/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 111321 – 0700
FARGO, ND – The high school football season in North Dakota came to a conclusion on Friday with Dakota Bowl XXIX at the Fargo Dome.
In Class 9B, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion defeated Cavalier 42-14 to win their first football state championship since 1991 when the program played in Class B 11-man. Senior quarterback Corban Potts was a dual-threat for the Loboes rushing for 49 yards and three touchdowns while also throwing for 154 yards and touchdown. Cavalier was making their third straight appearance in the 9-Man state championship game. The Loboes finish 12-0, while the Tornadoes end the season 11-1.
2021 NDHSCA 9B Football Senior Athlete of the Year: Chris Jenner, Surrey High School
2021 NDHSCA 9B Football Coach of the Year: Andrew DeleBarre, LaMoure-Litchville-Marion
In Class 11B, Kindred defeated No. 1-ranked Hillsboro-Central Valley 37-14 to win their first championship. The Vikings had lost to the Burros 26-20 in week two of the season. Trey Heinrich ended the game with 178 yards rushing on 24 carries. Max McQuillan added 51 yards on the ground to go along with his 185 yards passing for the Vikings (12-1). Senior kicker Jordyn Sunram connected for four extra-point kicks and a field goal which is believed to be the first points ever scored by a girl at a Dakota Bowl football state championship game.
2021 NDHSCA 11B Football Senior Athlete of the Year: Madden Thorson, Harvey Wells County
2021 NDHSCA 11B Football Coach of the Year: Nick Walker, Bowman County
In Class 11A, Jamestown defeated Bismarck St. Mary’s 41-27 to win their first state title since 1933. Leading the way for the Blue Jays were Jakob Schempp and Payton Hochhalter. Schempp rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns. Hochhalter passed for 148 yards and three touchdowns.
2021 NDHSCA 11A Football Co-Senior Athletes of the Year: Blake Schafer, Wahpeton & Brit Senftner, Bismarck St. Mary’s
2021 NDHSCA 11A Football Coach of the Year: Adam Roland, Fargo North
In Class 11AA, the third time proved to be the charm for West Fargo Sheyenne at the Dakota Bowl. The Mustangs defeated cross-town rival West Fargo High 27-7 to win their first football title in program history. North Dakota State football commit Carson Hegerle finished the game with seven catches for 69 yards. Friday’s loss was the first time West Fargo High had ever lost at the Dakota Bowl. The Packers entered the game 6-0 all-time in Dakota Bowl appearances.
2021 NDHSCA 11AA Football Senior Athlete of the Year: Lucas Schweigert, Bismarck Century
2021 NDHSCA 11AA Football Coach of the Year: Jeremy Newton, West Fargo Sheyenne High School
WATFORD CITY, ND – The top two seeds will play in the championship today at the WDA Tournament in Watford City.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
West Region Tournament – Rough Rider Center in Watford City
Loser Out
(4) Bismarck St. Mary’s def. (8) Dickinson 17-25, 25-18, 16-25, 27-25, 15-13
(6) Mandan def. (10) Watford City 25-20, 20-25, 25-21, 25-12
(1) Bismarck Century def. (5) Bismarck Legacy 25-16, 25-22, 25-14
(2) Bismarck High def. (3) Jamestown 28-26, 25-17, 25-11
Today’s schedule
State Qualifier
(5) Bismarck Legacy vs (6) Mandan, 12 PM
(3) Jamestown vs (4) Bismarck St. Mary’s, 2 PM
(1) Bismarck Century vs (2) Bismarck High, 4 PM
FARGO, ND – Pairings were announced Friday for the first round of the State Class B Volleyball Tournament, which begins Thursday in Bismarck. We’ll broadcast all Des Lacs-Burlington matches on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
High School Volleyball
Class B
State Tournament – Bismarck Event Center
First Round (Thu 11/18)
(2) Linton-HMB vs Des Lacs-Burlington, 1 PM
(3) Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs Thompson, 3 PM
(1) Northern Cass vs Garrison, 5 PM
(4) Kenmare vs (5) Dickinson Trinity, 7 PM
The tournament runs along with the Class A tournament in the same facility through Saturday, Nov. 20th.
MINOT, ND – Several Minot State teams were in action on Friday.
College Mens Basketball
GAC Conference Challenge – St. Cloud, MN
Minot State 103, Harding University 89
North Dakota State 60, Cal Poly 57
College Womens Basketball
Minot State 55, Black Hills State 52
College Mens Hockey
Minot State 5, Midland University 0 (Beavers now 8-0-0)
North Dakota 4, Miami (OH) 1
College Womens Volleyball
Minnesota State-Mankato def. Minot State 25-16, 25-7, 25-16
NAHL Hockey
St. Cloud Norsemen 4, Minot Minotauros 0
Aberdeen Wings 6, Bismarck Bobcats 4
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (NDSU) – Senior Rocky Kreuser scored 20 points, including two clutch buckets late, to lift the North Dakota State men’s basketball team to a 60-57 win over Cal Poly inside the Mott Athletics Center on Friday afternoon. NDSU improved to 2-0 on the season, while Cal Poly fell to 1-1.
MINOT, ND – In college football today, it’s senior day and the season finale for the Minot State Beavers who get to finish at home this weekend, hosting Concordia-St. Paul at 11 AM at Herb Parker Stadium.
The fifth-ranked North Dakota State football team is back on the road this week when the Bison (8-1, 5-1 MVFC) face Youngstown State (2-6, 1-5 MVFC) in the Missouri Valley Football Conference Game of the Week. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:05 AM CT in Youngstown, Ohio. NDSU is looking to rebound from a 27-19 loss at South Dakota State, while Youngstown State is coming off a 24-21 loss at North Dakota.
North Dakota looks to close out the home regular season slate on a high note, hosting Illinois State today at 2 PM in the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. This is the second all-time meeting between North Dakota and Illinois State, with the first coming all the way back in 1979.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State’s Sofia Lewis was voted by the league coaches as the inaugural winner of the NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year Award for women’s soccer. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Lewis is a senior majoring in marketing and holds a 3.92 cumulative grade point average. On the pitch, Lewis is four-year starter, earning All-NSIC First Team honors her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons and second team honors as a junior. She earned United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region Third-Team and D2CCA All-Central Region Second Team honors and was part of the 2018 NSIC All-Tournament Team. She has scored 36 career goals in NSIC play, which is tied for the fourth most in the history of the league.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Nina Sandoval made Minot State athletic history this week with the simple signing of her name. Beaver women’s wrestling coach Brittney Mitchem announced that Sandoval has signed a National Letter-of-Intent to attend Minot State as a freshman in the fall of 2022 and to wrestling for the Beavers. Sandoval becomes the first student-athlete in the Minot State women’s wrestling program. A senior at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert, Ariz., Sandoval most recently finish fifth at the 2021 United World Wrestling (UWW) Women’s Freestyle All-American at 155 pounds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Karl-Anthony Towns scored 18 of his 29 points during Minnesota’s dominant third quarter, and the Timberwolves snapped their six-game losing streak with a 107-83 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. D’Angelo Russell had 22 points against his former team and Patrick Beverley added 11 points and seven rebounds for Minnesota, which seized control while outscoring the Lakers 40-12 in the third. Anthony Davis had 22 points and eight rebounds as the Lakers dropped to 2-3 with LeBron James sidelined by a strained abdominal muscle. Russell Westbrook scored 20 points on his 33rd birthday for Los Angeles, which had a solid first half before disintegrating in the third.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Cincinnati’s football team is 10-0 for just the second time in program history. Desmond Ridder threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the CFP No.5 Bearcats beat South Florida, 45-28. Ridder became Cincinnati’s all-time leader in passing TDs and completed 31 of 39 for 304 yards. Ryan Montgomery ran for two scores, including a 55-yard run that capped the scoring. Montgomery had 72 yards on six carries.



UNDATED (AP) – UCLA is quickly showing that its trip to last season’s Final Four was no fluke. Johnny Juzang scored 25 points and No. 2 UCLA overcame a 10-point, second-half deficit before defeating fourth-ranked Villanova, 86-77. Jules Bernard banked in a jumper that tied it at 67 with 30 seconds to go to force overtime. Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 21 points and 13 rebounds and Bernard finished with 16 points for the 2-0 Bruins. Jermaine Samuels scored 20 points and Collin Gillespie scored 18 points to lead the Wildcats.

Checking out Friday’s other Top-25 men’s basketball action:
– Third-ranked Kansas ran its winning streak in home openers to 49 straight by getting 25 points from Ochai Agbaji in an 88-62 romp over Tarleton. Christian Braun added 15 points and Remy Martin had 14 for the Jayhawks, who closed on a 25-12 run.
– Jaden Ivey scored a career-high 27 points, Zach Edey added a career-best 22 and seventh-ranked Purdue routed Indiana State, 92-67. Ivey also had eight rebounds and four assists, while Edey contributed 10 rebounds and three blocks.
– No. 8 Baylor paired a celebration of its 2021 national championship with an 87-60 victory over Incarnate Word. Matthew Mayer scored 14 points, LJ Cryer had 13 and heralded freshman Kendall Brown debuted with 13.
– Wendell Moore Jr. had a triple-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as ninth-ranked Duke whipped Army, 82-56. Freshman Paolo Banchero added 18 points for the 2-0 Blue Devils, who were coming off Tuesday’s season-opening win against No. 10 Kentucky.
– Tenth-ranked Kentucky blew past Robert Morris, 100-60 as Oscar Tshiebwe had 20 rebounds and 14 points. Kellan Grady had 19 points, including four 3-pointers for the Wildcats.
– Coleman Hawkins had 17 points and Andre Curbelo finished with eight points, seven assists and four rebounds for No. 11 Illinois in a
92-53 thrashing of Arkansas State.
– Eric Williams Jr. had 19 points and five rebounds as No. 13 Oregon hammered SMU, 86-63.
– Jahvon Quinerly scored 26 points and Jaden Shackelford had 23 to lead 14th-rated Alabama to a 104-88 victory over South Dakota State.
– Marcus Sasser scored 26 points and Kyler Edwards added 18 with six rebounds to highlight No. 15 Houston’s 79-45 drubbing of Rice.
– E.J. Liddell poured in a career-high 29 points and No. 17 Ohio State pulled away from Niagara in the second half for an 84-74 victory.
– North Carolina struggled against Brown before RJ Davis finished with a career-high 26 points and Armando Bacot had 22 points on 10-of-11 shooting in the 19th-rated Tar Heel’s 94-87 victory.
– Jabari Smith furnished 23 points and 10 rebounds for No. 22 Auburn in a 93-65 win over Louisiana-Monroe.
– Armaan Franklin scored 21 points and Jayden Gardner had 18 as 25th-ranked Virginia bounced back from its season-opening loss to Navy by dumping Radford, 73-52.


UNDATED (AP) – Two of the NBA’s biggest surprises of the season squared off in San Francisco, where a two-time MVP took center stage. Stephen Curry nailed nine 3-pointers and poured in 40 points as the Warriors blew out the Bulls, 119-93. Curry shot 15 for 24 in his 52nd career 40-point game and Golden State’s seventh consecutive win. Draymond Green added nine points, nine rebounds and seven assists after coming into the game questionable with a bruised left thigh. The Warriors are a league-best 11-1 after dropping the Bulls to 8-4.

Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:
– The Celtics won for the fourth time in five games as Dennis Schroder delivered eight of his season-high 38 points in overtime to lead a 122-113 win over the Bucks. Jayson Tatum scored 27 with 11 rebounds for Boston, which outscored Milwaukee 14-5 in OT. Milwaukee lost for the fifth time in six games after Giannis Antetokounmpo was scratched about 90 minutes before the opening tip with a right ankle sprain.
– The Suns rolled to their seventh straight win as Devin Booker and Jae Crowder scored 17 points each in a 119-94 pounding of the Grizzlies. Ja Morant led Memphis with 26 points, 12 rebounds and six assists.
– Nikola Jokic had 22 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists in his return from a one-game suspension, leading the Nuggets to a 105-96 win over the struggling Hawks. Trae Young provided 30 points in Atlanta’s sixth loss in a row.
– James Harden highlighted a 39-point, 12-assist performance by draining a 27-footer with 29 seconds left in the Nets’ 120-112 victory at New Orleans. Kevin Durant scored 28 for Brooklyn, which squandered a 90-69 lead before winning for the seventh time in eight games.
– Karl-Anthony Towns furnished 18 of his 29 points while the Timberwolves outscored the Lakers 40-12 in the third quarter of a 107-83 win in Los Angeles. D’Angelo Russell had 22 points against his former team to help Minnesota halt a six-game losing streak.
– The Mavericks coasted to a 123-109 win over the Spurs as Kristaps Porzingis had a season-high 32 points and Luka Doncic recorded a triple-double. Doncic had 32 points, 15 assists and 12 rebounds to help Dallas clinch the season series.
– Miles Bridges scored 24 points and the Hornets trailed by 16 in the first quarter before downing the Knicks, 104-96. Point guard LaMelo Ball had a career-high 17 rebounds to go with 12 points and nine assists in Charlotte’s second victory in seven games.
– Darius Garland tied his season high with 21 points and rookie Evan Mobley had 16 points in leading the Cavaliers to a 98-78 thumping of the Pistons. Mobley also delivered seven rebounds, three blocks, two steals and a pair of 3-pointers in Cleveland’s fifth win in six games.
– Portland picked up its first win in seven road games as Damian Lillard scored 20 points and CJ McCollum added 17 in their 104-92 decision over the Rockets. Kevin Porter Jr. had a team-high 18 points for Houston, which owns the league’s worst record at 1-11.
– Lu Dort stole the ball and made a layup with 1.7 seconds left that gave the Thunder a 105-103 win over the Kings. Dort and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander finished with 22 points for Oklahoma City, which trailed by 18 in the second half before notching their fourth win in a row.


UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia Flyers have handed the Carolina Hurricanes their first home loss of the season. Joel Farabee and Zack MacEwen scored in the third period to send the Flyers past the Canes, 2-1. Carter Hart turned back 39 shots and blanked Carolina after Steven Lorentz beat him midway through the second. The Hurricanes fell to 10-2-0 overall and 5-1 at home. The Flyers are 7-3-2.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:
– Conor Sheary scored with 1:22 remaining to give the Capitals a 4-3 win at Columbus. Alex Ovechkin netted his 12th goal of the season and 742nd of his career, moving him ahead of Brett Hull for fourth on the NHL’s all-time list.
– The Oilers absorbed a 3-2 loss to the Sabres despite two power-play goals from NHL points leader Leon Draisaitl. Edmonton led, 2-1 until Dylan Cozens scored twice in a 5:14 span of the second period.
– Dylan Strome scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to push the Blackhawks past the Coyotes, 2-1. Alex DeBrincat also scored and Patrick Kane had two assists as Chicago won its third straight since Derek King replaced the fired Jeremy Colliton as head coach last Saturday.
– The Maple Leafs pulled out a 2-1 win over the Flames on Auston Matthews’ goal at 2:32 of overtime. William Nylander had a goal and an assist in Toronto’s seventh in in eight games.


UNDATED (AP) – Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL. The former Raiders coach is alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden’s career by leaking old offensive emails from him. Gruden resigned as Raiders coach following the publication of his emails by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. The emails were sent to former Washington Football Team executive Bruce Allen from 2011 to 2018 during Gruden’s time as an announcer at ESPN. They included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments. They came from a set of 650,000 emails obtained during an investigation into the workplace culture of the Washington Football Team. Gruden’s attorney says the league “selectively leaked Gruden’s private correspondence to harm Gruden’s reputation and force him out of his job.” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy called the allegations “entirely meritless.”

In other NFL news:
– Browns running back Nick Chubb will miss Sunday’s game at New England. Chubb was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday along with punt returner/running back Demetric Felton as the Browns dealt with a minor virus outbreak this week with five positive tests. Felton will also miss Sunday.
– Saints running back Alvin Kamara, starting left tackle Terron Armstead and prominent defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson have been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Tennessee. Kamara has not practiced this week after injuring his knee during a loss last Sunday to Atlanta.
– The Bills will be without starting middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds Sunday at the Jets. Edmunds did not practice this week after sustaining a hamstring injury in a 9-6 loss at Jacksonville last weekend.
– The Titans will be without starting linebacker David Long Jr. on Sunday against the Saints. The Titans declared Long out Friday after the linebacker missed practice all week with an injured hamstring.
– Quarterback Kyler Murray was back at practice Friday, potentially giving the Cardinals a boost heading into Sunday’s home game against the Panthers. Murray missed a game for the first time in his three-year career last weekend against the 49ers because of an ankle injury.
– Denver offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur has contracted COVID-19 and is all but certain to miss Sunday’s game against the Eagles. Coach Vic Fangio won’t say who will call the plays but he said quarterbacks coach Mike Shula will be the one in quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s ear at least relaying those calls to Denver’s starter.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler has been rewarded with a new contract after a record-setting season during which the team won a franchise-best 107 games and the NL West. The extension runs through the 2024 season. The 46-year-old Kapler has just completed his second season as manager. San Francisco edged the Los Angeles on the final day of the regular season by one game. The 106-win Dodgers eliminated the Giants in a thrilling five-game NL Division Series.



UNDATED (AP) – The NBA is raising the level of urgency regarding getting booster shots against the coronavirus, saying the shots should be received “as soon as possible.” Earlier in the week, the NBA and the Players Association said they were recommending the booster shots be received by those who are fully vaccinated, suggesting that it get done by Dec. 1 in most cases. The league told players and coaches in a memo Friday that it is no longer advisable to wait before receiving the additional dose. A copy of the memo was obtained by The Associated Press. 76ers center Joel Embiid is among at least eight players are known to currently be in the league’s health and safety protocols, meaning they are believed to have tested positive for the virus.

In other NBA news:
– Jazz center Rudy Gobert, forward Joe Ingles and guard Donovan Mitchell and Pacers center Myles Turner have been fined by the league for their roles in an altercation Thursday night. Gobert was fined $35,000 for initiating the altercation, and Turner was fined $25,000 for escalating the altercation by shoving Gobert. Ingles was fined $30,000 for making inappropriate contact with a game official, and Mitchell was docked $20,000 for escalating an altercation by verbally taunting an opponent.
– Trail Blazers President and Chief Executive Officer Chris McGowan has decided to step down after nine years in the position, effective Nov. 26. McGowan’s resignation comes amid an outside investigation into workplace concerns surrounding the organization. Both The Athletic and Yahoo Sports have reported the probe stemmed from allegations of workplace misconduct involving Neil Olshey, the team’s president of basketball operations and general manager for the organization.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


KHRT ND News – 11/12/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 111221 – 1200
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum signed House Bill 1504 on Thursday, the legislative redistricting bill that was overwhelmingly approved by the state Legislature. The North Dakota Constitution requires the Legislative Assembly to redistrict itself after each federal decennial census.
“We appreciate the Legislature and the interim redistricting committee for their fairness, diligence and transparency as they conducted this important process, which is key to ensuring a representative democracy,” Burgum said. “This historic process marked the first time since 1910 that North Dakota had grown by more than 100,000 residents in a decade and the first time since 1930 that our state had a new record high population, having experienced the fourth-highest population growth rate in the nation this past decade. North Dakota’s population growth bodes well for the future of our workforce and reflects the many families who have decided to put down roots in our great state.”
Redistricting was among the main purposes for the Legislature’s current special session, which was called by Burgum via executive order and convened on Monday. The adopted redistricting plan ensures that each of the 47 redrawn districts will hold approximately 16,500 residents, compared with about 14,500 residents in the past decade. House Bill 1504 was approved 73-18 on Tuesday and 40-7 in the Senate on Wednesday.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum’s push to use some of the state treasury’s surpluses to offset income taxes appears almost certain to win legislative approval, despite initial opposition from leaders in his own party. Representatives in the GOP-controlled House unanimously approved a bill Thursday that would provide a $350 income tax credit for each North Dakota resident filing a return for 2021 and 2022.
The second-term governor in September recommended using a portion of the state’s hefty and better-than-forecast ending fund balance of $1.1 billion in the last two-year budget cycle to provide tax relief to residents, at $500 per filer. The plan was part of Burgum’s recommendations to legislators on how to spend some $1 billion in federal aid North Dakota received this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wardner and House Majority Leader Chet Pollert said as the special session convened Monday they didn’t like the idea of tapping treasury surpluses for income tax relief. Bismarck Republican Rep. Pat Heinert then introduced the bill in the House, which got the needed two-thirds majority to be considered.
Pollert said the vote to introduce the legislation signaled strong support for passage in his chamber. “When you see a train coming at you, you step out the way,” Pollert said. Wardner said he expects the bill to pass his chamber on Friday, and he likely will endorse it. “People change their minds,” Wardner said.
Burgum last month began asking supporters to sign a petition endorsing his plan for income tax relief. Legislative leaders considered it an end run on the Legislature and could and not recall a governor using such a tactic to garner support for an initiative. During his State of the State address at the special session’s opening Monday, Burgum renewed his call for the legislature to provide income tax relief. “We can afford to do it. We should want to do it. And the hardworking taxpayers of North Dakota certainly deserve it.” Burgum said.
Some lawmakers said that the move to support the governor’s plan came down to politics – and optics. “I think we would be shooting ourselves in the foot if we don’t send some money back to citizens,” Jamestown GOP Sen. Terry Wanzek said.
Legislative budget writers estimated the loss of tax revenue at $211 million for the two years the legislation is in place. North Dakota’s Legislature has defeated several attempts over the years to eliminate state income tax. The Legislature has raised income taxes in lean times, including during the 1980s when oil and crop prices nose-dived and left lawmakers scrambling for revenue.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A storm system that is bringing snow to North Dakota late this week could help improve long-term drought conditions that persist in the state. Forecasters are expecting 2 to 4 inches of snow in the eastern half of the state with up to 6 inches in the northeastern corner of North Dakota. Wind gusts of up to 60 mph were expected along with the snow, potentially making travel difficult, according to forecasters.
Drought conditions that brought hardships for ranchers and farmers this summer has made marked improvement. In eastern North Dakota in recent weeks much of the region no longer listed in any of the four drought categories, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Much of the central and west regions remain in severe or extreme drought, but even those areas have improved dramatically from last summer. There is no change in this week’s U.S. Drought Monitor map, which is updated every Thursday.
“In the Dakotas, where long-term drought is still ongoing, livestock water quality and (mule deer) fawn production were both reported to be suffering as a result of the drought,” wrote National Drought Mitigation Center Climatologist Curtis Riganti.
Harvest is mostly wrapped up in North Dakota, though about one-fifth of the corn crop and one-third of the sunflowers remain in the field as the snow moves in. Two-thirds of the winter wheat crop, which is planted in the fall and harvested the following year, is in fair to good condition. Riganti said the Climate Prediction Center’s 6-10-day outlook favors above-normal precipitation in the Upper Midwest.
FARGO, ND – AAA forecasts a strong rebound in holiday travelers this Thanksgiving. The Auto Club Group predicts 53.4 million Americans will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13 percent from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5 percent of pre-pandemic levels for the 2019 holiday.
The West North Central census region, which includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and four other states, will see the greatest share of its population traveling. Nearly 1 in every 5 people (19.6%) from the region are expected to travel during the holiday period. Nationally, 16.2 percent of the population is expected to travel.
“It’s beginning to look more like a normal holiday travel season, compared to what we saw last year,” said Debbie Haas, Vice President of Travel for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Now that U.S. borders are open, vaccinations are readily available, and new health and safety guidelines are in place, travel is once again high on the list for Americans who are ready to reunite with their loved ones for the holidays.”
With 6.4 million more Americans traveling this Thanksgiving — the highest single-year increase since 2005 — people should prepare for the roads and airports to be noticeably more crowded than last year’s holiday. AAA predicts road travel to increase 8 percent. Yet the most notable improvement this year’s holiday is domestic air travel, which has almost completely recovered from its dramatic drop-off during the pandemic and is up 80 percent from last year.
“The re-opening of the U.S. borders to international travelers means airports will be even busier than we’ve recently seen, so travelers must plan for longer lines and extra time for TSA checks,” Haas continued. “With flight delays and cancellations becoming a problem recently, air travelers are encouraged to consider travel insurance. If your flight is cancelled, there are various policies that would help offset unexpected expenses like a hotel, transportation and food. You may also receive compensation for lost luggage, or if your flight is delayed for as little as three hours.”
Travel Expenses
Even with air travel seeing a boost this year, AAA finds the average lowest airfare is 27.3 percent less than last year coming in at $132. Tuesday and Wednesday are still the most expensive and heaviest travel days, while Monday and Thursday are generally the lightest and least expensive. Those wanting to book last minute travel will find the best fares about two weeks before Thanksgiving, but keep in mind availability may be limited.
Mid-range hotel rates have increased about 39 percent, with average nightly rates ranging between $137 and $172 for AAA Approved Hotels.
Daily car rental rates have increased 4 percent compared to last Thanksgiving at $98. Over the summer, consumers experienced high costs and limited availability of rental cars in some markets due to the semi-conductor chip shortage impacting automakers. As the number of travelers continues to grow, it’s important to reserve rental cars as early as possible. Consult AAA.com/Travel for options and special benefits.
Gas prices surged in October and are likely to remain elevated through the holiday season. The average price for gasoline in North Dakota is currently $3.20 per gallon. Thanksgiving gas prices haven’t been that high since 2013. The state average was $1.99 per gallon during last year’s holiday (November 26), and $2.52 on Thanksgiving Day in 2019 (November 28).
“After a rough travel year in 2020, it appears higher gas prices are not deterring people from returning to the road for Thanksgiving,” said Gene LaDoucer, North Dakota director of public affairs for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “As it appears these high gas prices will hang around through the holidays, it’s likely travelers will budget more for gasoline and less for things like shopping, lodging and dining out.”
AAA Tips, Resources
Whether you plan to do so by car or plane, it’s important to know how to navigate the new travel landscape to avoid unnecessary stress and challenges on the way to your Thanksgiving destination.
Be Proactive. Book flights, car rentals, accommodations and other activities as early as possible. Prices are not going down and are still somewhat impacted by the limited capacity of flights and staffing challenges faced by many industries. Consider working with a travel advisor who can make any last-minute changes to travel plans, explore travel insurance options and help plan a trip that meets your needs and comfort level this holiday season.
Be Patient. The roads and airports will be busy so plan ahead. Arrive at the airport early so you’ll have plenty of time to get through longer TSA lines and other travel checkpoints. For domestic travel, AAA suggests 2 hours ahead of departure time and 3 hours for international. Consider booking a flight during non-peak travel periods to cut down on wait times.
Be Prepared for the Road. For the 48.3 million Americans hitting the road, make sure you and your vehicle are ready for the trip ahead. AAA expects to respond to over 400,000 calls for help over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The most common calls are for dead batteries, flat tires, and lockouts. Before any long trip, AAA suggests getting an inspection to check key components like the battery, fuel system, tires, brakes and fluid levels. However, if your vehicle has been sitting idle these systems are particularly vulnerable to deteriorating especially without proper care or maintenance.
Be Protected-Both You and Your Trip. If you plan to travel during the holidays, it’s essential to do so safely and understand how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your investment while traveling.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its recommendations for holiday gatherings and related travel, saying that the best way to minimize COVID-19 risk is to get vaccinated if you’re eligible. AAA urges anyone considering gathering or traveling for Thanksgiving to consult CDC guidance before finalizing holiday plans.
As travel restrictions remain in flux, it’s essential to know requirements and recommendations based on your vaccination status, where you’re traveling from and where you’re traveling to. AAA’s COVID-19 Travel Restrictions Map and TripTik.AAA.com are also helpful resources travelers may use for free to understand closures, recommendations and requirements when traveling in the U.S.
AAA highly recommends travel insurance to cover unexpected delays or trip interruptions. It is best to consult the expertise of a travel advisor who can guide you on the coverage options available for your specific trip, including if your destination requires visitors to carry travel insurance.
When booking a place to stay, look for accommodations that prioritize cleanliness and have implemented additional housekeeping standards since the start of the pandemic. Earlier this year, as part of its Diamond designation, AAA enhanced its housekeeping evaluation to include objective, scientific validation of the cleanliness of common surfaces throughout hotels. Hotels that meet these new standards are now recognized as Inspected Clean.
Safe travel smart travel-everything from airports to restaurants to attractions will be busier this Thanksgiving, which means more people congregating. Masks are still required for everyone on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. The CDC also recommends everyone wear a mask indoors in public if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
Domestic and international travel -as of November 8, the U.S. opened its borders to fully vaccinated international travelers. The CDC has updated its guidance to reflect these changes. When traveling within the U.S., fully vaccinated travelers do not need a negative viral test or to self-quarantine. For international travel, refer to the CDC for specific guidelines.
AAA notes that the actual number of holiday travelers could fluctuate as we approach Thanksgiving. If there is an increase in reported COVID-19 cases, some people may decide to stay home, while others may note the progress in vaccinations and make last-minute decisions to travel. AAA recommends working with a travel advisor who can help you plan a vacation that meets your needs and comfort level this holiday season. To get started and to learn more, visit AAA.com/Travel.
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


K-Heart Sports – 11/12/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 111221 – 0700
MINOT, ND – For the first time in 20 years the Des Lacs-Burlington Lakers are going to the State Volleyball Tournament.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
Region 6 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
3rd Place
(D12 #1) Our-Redeemer’s def. (D12 #4) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 25-6, 25-13, 25-17
(D12 #2) Des Lacs-Burlington def. (D12 #3) Bishop Ryan 25-20, 25-18, 15-25, 25-21
All-Region 6 Team
Bishop Ryan – Sydney Upton
Des Lacs-Burlington – Emily Degree
Drake-Anamoose – Riley Hauff, Taryn Sieg
Glenburn – Lorelei McIver
Lewis & Clark – Natalie Helfrich
Nedrose – Sophia Svystunova
Newburg-Westhope – Ellie Braaten
Our Redeemer’s – Cheyenne Lang, Eden Olson
Rugby – Anna Johnson
Velva – Jadyn Sandy
Senior Athlete of the Year – Eden Olson of Our Redeemer’s
Coach of the Year – Kara Nunziato of Our Redeemer’s
Region 8 Tournament – Parshall High School
3rd Place
(D16 #3) Ray def. (D15 #1) Trenton 25-16, 21-25, 25-16, 25-18
(D16 #1) Kenmare def. (D16 #2) Divide County 25-9, 25-22, 25-17
Region 7 Tournament – Hazen High School
3rd Place
#4 Glen Ullin-Hebron def. #7 Hettinger-Scranton 25-16, 21-25, 25-20, 25-21
#1 Dickinson Trinity def. #3 Bowman County 29-27, 25-20, 25-14
Region 5 Tournament – Center-Stanton High School
3rd Place
#4 Shiloh Christian def. #6 New Salem-Almont 26-24, 25-14, 25-23
#1 Garrison def. #2 Grant County 25-16, 25-23, 25-20
Region 4 Tournament – Devils Lake High School
3rd Place
#4 Benson County def. #3 New Rockford-Sheyenne 25-18, 14-25, 25-17, 25-23
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. #1 North Star 25-16, 25-18, 28-26
Region 3 Tournament – Carrington High School
3rd Place
(D5 #1) Carrington def. (D6 #3) Strasburg-Zeeland 20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-18
(D6 #1) Linton-HMB def. (D5 #3) Oakes 25-15, 25-14, 25-15
Region 2 Tournament – Northwood High School
3rd Place
#3 Hatton-Northwood def. #4 Grafton 25-21, 25-20, 25-17
#1 Thompson def. #2 May Port-CG 23-25, 25-13, 25-11, 25-16
Region 1 Tournament – Central Cass High School
3rd Place
#4 Hankinson def. #6 Richland 25-19, 25-14, 22-25, 25-20
#1 Northern Cass def. #2 Central Cass 25-18, 25-13, 25-19
WATFORD CITY, ND – In Class A volleyball, the WDA Tournament began today in Watford City.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
West Region Tournament – Rough Rider Center in Watford City
First Round
(1) Bismarck Century def. (8) Dickinson 25-21, 25-22, 25-18
(5) Bismarck Legacy def. (4) Bismarck St. Mary’s 17-25, 25-20, 26-24, 26-24
(2) Bismarck High def. (10) Watford City 25-15, 25-10, 25-14
(3) Jamestown def. (6) Mandan 25-22, 25-13, 25-18
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
(4) Bismarck St. Mary’s vs (8) Dickinson, 1 PM
(6) Mandan vs (10) Watford City, 3 PM
(1) Bismarck Century vs (5) Bismarck Legacy, 5 PM
(2) Bismarck High vs (3) Jamestown, 7 PM
FARGO, ND – The high school football season finishes up today with Dakota Bowl XXIX at the Fargo Dome.
High School Football

Class 9B – Championship
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs #3 Cavalier, 9:10 AM

(Lamoure-Litchville-Marion-Verona lost the Class A title in 2003/Cavalier has been 9-Man runner-up the last two years)


Class 11B – Championship
#1 Hillsboro-Central Valley vs #2 Kindred, 11:45 AM

(Hillsboro-CV won the AA championship two years ago)


Class 11A – Championship
#1 Bismarck St. Mary’s vs #2 Jamestown, 2:30 PM

(St. Mary’s defeated Beulah for the AA title last year)


Class 11AA – Championship
#1 West Fargo Sheyenne vs #3 West Fargo, 6:40 PM

(the last two years Sheyenne lost to Century in AAA championship)

BISMARCK, ND – The State Girls Swimming & Diving meet is this weekend in Biamarck. The two-day event begins today at the Bismarck State College Aquatics and Wellness Center. Bismarck Century has won the state title the last six years. The Patriots are one of four teams that has won a State Girls championship. Minot has the most at 24, while Mandan has 8 and Fargo North has 5.



MILWAUKEE (NDSU) – Ryan Cobbins scored 20 points to lead three players in double figures as the North Dakota State women’s basketball team opened its season with a 69-58 road win over Milwaukee on Thursday. Cobbins went 7-for-12 from the field and added four assists for the Bison, who shot 49 percent from the field. Heaven Hamling made three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points, and Abby Schulte scored 10 points with four assists for NDSU.
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Paul Cotter and Jonas Rondbjerg each scored his first NHL goal and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-2. The Golden Knights improved to 7-2-0 since Oct. 26 after opening the season 1-4-0. Minnesota had its four-game win streak snapped. Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Golden Knights, and Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves. Jared Spurgeon and Ryan Hartman scored for the Wild. Cam Talbot stopped 32 shots.


PITTSBURGH (AP) – No. 25 Pittsburgh wasted a 16-point lead before maintaining control of first place in the ACC’s Coastal Division. Kenny Pickett hit Lucas Krull for an 11-yard touchdown pass in overtime to give the Panthers a 30-23 victory over North Carolina. Pickett completed 25 of 43 passes for 346 yards with three touchdowns and an interception on a night he became the school’s career leader in passing yards. Sam Howell passed for 296 yards with two touchdowns for the Tar Heels.



COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) – Maryland was the only top-25 men’s basketball team in action on Thursday, and the 21st Terrapins shook off a slow start to beat George Washington, 71-64. Qudus Wahab had 18 points and 15 rebounds for the Terps, while Fatts Russell added 15 points. Wahab was 5-for-5 from the field in the first half, but Maryland trailed 26-21 before pulling away.



MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – The Miami Dolphins have their first winning streak of the season following their best win of the year. Tua Tagovailoa came off the bench and capped his night with a 1-yard sneak for a score with 2:19 left to secure the Dolphins’ 22-10 victory over Baltimore. Tagovailoa threw for 158 yards in relief of Jacoby Brissett, who passed for 156 yards before needing to depart in the third quarter with an injured right knee. Tagovailoa couldn’t start because of a fractured finger on his throwing hand, but he was good enough to help Miami improve to 3-7. Xavien Howard forced a fumble and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown in the victory. Lamar Jackson completed 26 of 43 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown for the 6-3 Ravens, who ended an NFL-record run of 51 regular-season games with at least 14 points.




PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers have followed six consecutive victories with three straight losses. Gary Trent Jr. and Fred VanVleet hit back-to-back 3-pointers over the final 1:10 to lift the Toronto Raptors over the Sixers, 115-109. VanVleet hit six 3s and scored 32 points, while Trent added 20. Tyrese Maxey did score 33 points for the Sixers, who were without Joel Embiid, Isaiah Joe, and Matisse Thybulle as they remain in NBA health and safety protocols. Seth Curry did return from a foot injury and Tobias Harris scored 19 points in his return from a six-game absence after testing positive for COVID-19.

Checking out Thursday’s other NBA action:
– The Clippers picked up their sixth consecutive win as Paul George scored 27 points and Reggie Jackson added all of his 22 points in the second half of their 112-109 decision over the Heat. Ivica Zubac finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers, who trailed by 17 points in the first quarter when Miami’s Bam Adebayo scored 19 points. Adebayo had a season-high 30 points and 11 rebounds.
– Malcolm Brogdon scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Pacers to a 111-110 victory over the Jazz. T.J. McConnell added 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists off the bench for Indiana. Donovan Mitchell scored 26 points for Utah, which lost at home for the first time this season.


UNDATED (AP) – The Florida Panthers are in danger of going winless on their four-game road trip after opening the season 10-0-1. Bryan Rust and Jeff Carter scored shootout goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins nipped the Panthers, 3-2. Teddy Blueger and Evan Rodrigues tallied in regulation for the Penguins, who bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to the Blackhawks and improved to 5-3-4. Frank Vatrano and Aleksander Barkov scored for the Panthers. Barkov notched his 189th career goal for Florida to pass Olli Jokinen for the most in team history. The Panthers are 0-2-1 on their road trip heading into the finale at Tampa Bay.

Elsewhere on NHL ice:
– Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist as the Oilers topped the Bruins, 5-3. Draisaitl leads the NHL with 26 points, two more than Connor McDavid. Evan Bouchard, Zach Hyman and Cody Ceci also scored for Edmonton, which avoided its first back-to-back losses of the season.
– The Kings have run their winning streak to seven games by getting 34 saves from Jonathan Quick in a 2-0 decision over the Senators. Anze Kopitar and Andreas Athanasiou scored to back Quick’s 55th career shutout. Filip Gustavsson stopped 32 shots in Ottawa’s sixth consecutive loss.
– Zach Fucale became the first goaltender in Capitals history to post a shutout in his NHL debut, stopping 21 shots in a 2-0 verdict over Detroit. Fucale was the first goaltender to shut out the Red Wings in his NHL debut in the franchise’s 95 seasons. Lars Eller and Dmitry Orlov scored 10 seconds apart in the first period.
– Mackenzie Blackwood made a season-high 42 saves for his seventh career shutout to lead the Devils’ 4-0 victory over the Islanders. Janne Kuokkanen scored a short-handed goal and Tomas Tatar tallied on a power play as New Jersey improved to 4-1-2 over its last seven games. The Isles have dropped two straight in regulation since a 5-0-2 stretch.
– Matt Duchene scored his second goal of the game 2:01 into overtime to complete the Predators’ 4-3 win over the Blues. Yakov Trenin and St. Louis native Luke Kunin also scored for the Predators. Jordan Kyrou scored twice for the Blues, and Vladimir Tarasenko tied it 8:13 into the third period.
– Mikko Rantanen had a goal and two assists to help the Avalanche overcome the absence of injured center Nathan MacKinnon to rout the Canucks 7-1. Logan O’Connor and Devon Toews each added a goal and an assist in Colorado’s highest-scoring output of the season. Valeri Nichushkin also tallied in his return from injury.
– Nate Schmidt broke a second-period tie with his first goal for Winnipeg in a 4-1 downing of the Sharks. Pierre-Luc Dubois had a goal and assist and Kyle Connor and Jansen Harkins also scored for Winnipeg. Seven San Jose players and coach Bob Boughner missed the game because they are in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.
– Nick Suzuki scored his fourth goal in five games to help the Canadiens beat the Flames, 4-2. Suzuki gave Montreal the lead with a power-play goal midway through the third period. Brendan Gallagher and Ben Chiarot also scored and Jake Evans iced it with an empty-netter.
– Paul Cotter and Jonas Rondbjerg each scored their first NHL goal and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Minnesota Wild 3-2. The Golden Knights improved to 7-2-0 since Oct. 26 after opening the season 1-4-0. Minnesota had its four-game win streak snapped. Jonathan Marchessault also scored for the Golden Knights, and Laurent Brossoit made 24 saves. Jared Spurgeon and Ryan Hartman scored for the Wild. Cam Talbot stopped 32 shots.
– Troy Terry extended his NHL-leading scoring streak to 13 games with two goals and an assist, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Seattle Kraken 7-4. Josh Mahura scored twice to help the Ducks win their sixth in a row in their first game since general manager Bob Murray’s resignation on Wednesday amid an investigation into his conduct. The Ducks have an eight-game unbeaten streak. John Gibson made 21 saves for his fifth straight victory, and 18-year-old rookie Mason McTavish scored his second career goal.


UNDATED (AP) – Cam Newton is a Carolina Panther again after working out a contract for the rest of the season. Newton returns to a franchise that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2011 and later cut him prior to the 2020 season after losing eight straight games. Carolina was in need of a quarterback after an MRI on Monday revealed starter Sam Darnold would miss at least four weeks with a incomplete fracture of his right shoulder blade. Coach Matt Rhule said P.J. Walker will start Sunday against the Cardinals and have Matt Barkley as his primary backup.

In other NFL news:
– Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he’s ready to return this weekend after missing the team’s past three games following surgery on the middle finger on his throwing hand. Wilson was injured when his hand hit the helmet of a Rams player during a game last month. The contact dislocated Wilson’s finger, caused a tendon injury, and resulted in a pair of fractures.
– Odell Beckham Jr. has agreed to a one-year deal with the Rams. The Browns released Beckham on Monday midway through his third season in Cleveland. Beckham elected to join NFL yards passing leader Matthew Stafford in one of the league’s most productive passing offenses.
– The Browns remain hopeful star running back Nick Chubb will be able to play this week despite testing positive for COVID-19. Chubb rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns last week at Cincinnati. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday along with rookie running back/punt returner Demetric Felton.
– Dallas defensive end Randy Gregory will miss multiple weeks after straining a calf in practice. Coach Mike McCarthy says no decision
had been made on Gregory being placed on injured reserve.
– Henry Ruggs’ lawyers are telling a judge they found a witness who says firefighters were slow to extinguish a vehicle fire sparked by a deadly crash that authorities blame on the former Raiders wide receiver. Prosecutors allege Ruggs was driving drunk at speeds up to 156 mph before the crash in Las Vegas, killing another driver. The Raiders immediately released Ruggs, who’s under house arrest with strict conditions.


DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Pistons’ season just got tougher as they try to vacate the NBA’s Eastern Conference cellar. Detroit’s Kelly Olynyk will miss at least six weeks with a sprained left knee suffered in the Pistons’ 112-104 victory over the Rockets, limping off the court in the fourth quarter. The Pistons said he underwent testing Thursday that revealed a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Detroit is 2-8.



UNDATED (AP) – Four members of the World Series champion Atlanta Braves have won Silver Sluggers as the top hitters at their position. Infielders Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley represent the Braves, along with pitcher Max Fried. Filling out the National League list are MVP finalists Bryce Harper, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr., along with recently-retired Buster Posey and free agent Nick Castellanos. MVP finalists Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Marcus Semian highlight the American League Silver Sluggers. The list includes Salvador Perez, Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts, Teoscar Hernandez, Aaron Judge and Cedric Mullins.



UNDATED (AP) – No. 20 Wisconsin has lost leading rusher Chez Mellusi for the rest of the season. He injured his left knee in last weekend’s win over Rutgers. Mellusi had rushed for 815 yards this season to rank fifth in the Big Ten.

In other college football news:
– UConn has hired former UCLA coach Jim Mora to lead the Huskies from the morass that has enveloped the football program since Randy Edsall left the first time. Mora has been out of coaching since 2017 after spending six seasons leading UCLA to a 46-30 record. The Huskies are 1-8 in their first season as an independent in football, playing under an interim coach following Edsall’s resignation in September.
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KHRT ND News – 11/11/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 111121 – 1200
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today released the following statement in observance of Veterans Day. Burgum addressed the Veterans Day ceremony this morning at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck.
“On Veterans Day, we give thanks to the more than 50,000 military veterans in North Dakota and those veterans who are no longer with us for their incredible service and sacrifice in the name of freedom,” Burgum said. “To these veterans and the families who have served alongside them, we owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. As Americans who enjoy the liberty that our men and women in uniform have defended for the past nearly 250 years, we all have a duty to honor their service, uphold the values they fought to protect and ensure they know how much we appreciate and support them.”
MINOT, ND – The Minot Public School District is informing residents about a bond referendum that will be decided December 7th. A $100-million bond is expected to solve the congestion issue at Minot Public School’s middle and high schools. School administration expects to have more than 1,800 students in middle school by 2024. The project would transform the former Cognizant building in north Minot into a new high school. Central Campus would then become a third middle school. The realignment project also includes a plan to improve the quality of education and activities. Part of the funding would be used to construct a pool and athletic complex.
Superintendent Mark Vollmer said the additional space is very much needed. “We are servicing our middle school kids right now in 14 portable classrooms at Jim Hill. I want people to know that when we built Ramstad after the floods, we added an additional 150 seats to that building and we’re full up and the numbers dictate we’re going to be more and more overcrowded as time goes on,” Vollmer said.
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Behavioral Health Division is announcing a new opportunity for all North Dakota professionals working in schools to help support the behavioral health of their students with emphasis on suicide prevention. All private, public and tribal school administrators, teachers and support staff can access Kognito, a free online simulation-based learning program that will help enhance their knowledge of identifying signs of behavioral health concerns among students, learn effective conversation strategies, and find out how to refer to appropriate resources if necessary. Users can complete the interactive evidence-based modules at their own pace and receive feedback in real-time.
“Suicide prevention efforts are vital for North Dakota as behavioral health needs of students continue to grow,” said Pamela Sagness, division director. “This program will equip education professionals beyond recognizing symptoms, so they can engage and continue to support students who may be struggling.”
With COVID-19 rates increasing throughout the state, the behavioral health of North Dakotans, including students, is important to prioritize. According to the 2019 North Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the percentage of high school students in the state who have seriously considered attempting suicide has increased from 12.4% in 2009 to 18.8% in 2019. Also, over half (61.2%) of high school students reported their mental health was not good on at least one day during the 30 days prior to taking the survey.
The implementation of this program is supported through the Behavioral Health in Education Resources and Opportunities Technical Assistance Center in partnership with the Behavioral Health Division and the Central Regional Education Association. It is the result of Senate Bill 2311 passed by the 2021 North Dakota Legislature.
“I had the pleasure of working with a young lady from my legislative district in the development of this bill,” said Sen. Joan Heckaman, sponsor of Senate Bill 2311. “School personnel play an important role in supporting the behavioral health of students.” Legislation was also passed in 2019 that provided mental health awareness resources and suicide prevention to education professionals including designating one individual within a school to serve as a behavioral health resource coordinator.
“Addressing mental health and suicide prevention by providing training for those who work with youth in public and nonpublic schools is a positive step. This program could change lives. Hopefully schools will take advantage of this training opportunity. My sincere appreciation to the Behavioral Health Division for assisting with this legislation and to Sen. Heckaman for introducing the bill,” said Rep. Cindy Schreiber-Beck, vice chairman of the House Education Committee.
Individuals interested in learning more about Kognito and how to access the interactive training program can visit ww.behavioralhealth.nd.gov/education
BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 are up by 173 today to 3,865. There are 631 new positives and 488 newly recovered. The daily positive rate is 6.85%. Hospitalizations are down by 10 to 131, with 15 of those in ICU. Health officials report two more deaths among those who were positive (1804).
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 111121 – 0700
MINOT, ND – The Ward County Sheriff’s office is asking for help in locating a runaway. 17-year old Glenna Lee Rue was last seen in northwest Minot on Monday. She is described as a Native American female, 5’8″ tall, and weighing 150 lbs. Rue voluntarily walked out of a facility and left with a Native American male wearing a face covering and a baseball cap who was reported to have been driving a dark gray four-door sedan with Turtle Mountain Tribal plates. Anyone who has seen Rue or knows of her whereabouts is asked to please call the Ward County Sheriff’s Office at (701) 857-6500.
BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota’s Senate passed one of its largest spending bills this special session. It will allocate $571 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to roughly 40 different state needs, including $150 million for a natural gas pipeline. Senate members debated amendments and commented on the bill at length before passing it on a 41-6 vote. The next step for the bill is to be voted on in the House.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A coalition of 10 states, including North Dakota, has filed a lawsuit challenging a new rule by President Joe Biden’s administration requiring millions of health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The suit filed Wednesday in a Missouri federal court follows similar ones filed by Republican-led states against Biden’s vaccine requirements for federal contractors and businesses with more than 100 employees. It contends the vaccine requirement issued by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid is unprecedented, unreasonably broad and infringes on states’ rights. Biden’s administration has said its rules supersede state policies and are necessary. Joining the lawsuit were the attorneys general of Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Dakota and Wyoming.
MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – A Moorhead, Minnesota, man has been sentenced to probation, house arrest and community service for participating in the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6. A federal judge in Washington, D.C. Tuesday gave 32-year-old Kenneth Stotts 60 days of home confinement and two years of probation for his role in the insurrection as Congress was finalizing the 2020 presidential election results. He must also perform 60 hours of community service. Stotts previously pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. Three other charges were dismissed as part of a plea bargain. Stotts was arrested by the FBI in northern Minnesota in March after he turning himself in.
MINOT, ND – VFW Post 753 will be hosting a ceremony today to honor veterans in Minot and the surrounding area. The ceremony starts at 11:00 AM at the Minot Municipal Auditorium Armory. Colonel Gary Kramlich with the U.S. Army will be giving the keynote address. All are welcome to attend.
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K-Heart Sports – 11/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 111121 – 0700

MINOT, N.D.- The #4-seed Minot State women’s soccer team hosted #5-seed Concordia St. Paul at Herb Parker Stadium yesterday in the first round of the NSIC playoffs. The Beavers suffer a heartbreaking loss as the Golden Bears scored in the 85th minute to win 1-0. Minot State (11-6-2) faced 12 Concordia-St. Paul (10-6-3) shots, nine of them on goal. Maddie Kindred led the Beavers with eight saves. MSU registered nine shots in the loss, five of them on goal. Minot State will now hope there are some upsets of teams above them in the rankings of the region so they can sneak into the NCAA Tournament. MSU was registered at #10 in the region in the most recent regional rankings, but only the top eight in the region make it into the NCAA tournament.

Other first round NSIC Tournament matches Wednesday:
#3 Minnesota State-Mankato 1, University of Mary 0
#1 Bemidji State 2, #8 Northern State 0
#2 Augustana 2, #7 St. Cloud State 1
MINOT, ND – We will find out tonight which eight teams will head to Bismarck next week for the State Class B Volleyball Tournament. It’s championship night at each of the Region Tournaments. We’ll have updates of the Region 6 3rd Place match at 6 PM and then live play-by-play of the championship to follow on 106.9 K-Heart and online khrt.com.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
Region 6 Tournament – Minot Auditorium
3rd Place (UPDATES ON 106.9 FM)
(D12 #1) Our-Redeemer’s vs (D12 #4) Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 6 PM
Championship (LIVE PLAY BY PLAY ON 106.9 FM)
(D12 #2) Des Lacs-Burlington vs (D12 #3) Bishop Ryan, 7:30 PM
Region 8 Tournament – Parshall High School
3rd Place
(D15 #1) Trenton vs (D16 #3) Ray, 6 PM
(D16 #1) Kenmare vs (D16 #2) Divide County, 7:30 PM
Region 7 Tournament – Hazen High School
3rd Place
#4 Glen Ullin-Hebron vs #7 Hettinger-Scranton, 5 PM
#1 Dickinson Trinity vs #3 Bowman County, 6:30 PM
Region 5 Tournament – Center-Stanton High School
3rd Place
#4 Shiloh Christian vs #6 New Salem-Almont, 5:30 PM
#1 Garrison vs #2 Grant County, 7 PM
Region 4 Tournament – Devils Lake High School
3rd Place
#3 New Rockford-Sheyenne vs #4 Benson County, 6 PM
#1 North Star vs #2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 7:30 PM
Region 3 Tournament – Carrington High School
3rd Place
(D5 #1) Carrington vs (D6 #3) Strasburg-Zeeland, 5:30 PM
(D6 #1) Linton-HMB vs (D5 #3) Oakes, 7 PM
Region 2 Tournament – Northwood High School
3rd Place
#3 Hatton-Northwood vs #4 Grafton, 1 PM
#1 Thompson vs #2 May Port-CG, 2:30 PM
Region 1 Tournament – Central Cass High School
3rd Place
#4 Hankinson vs #6 Richland, 6 PM
#1 Northern Cass vs #2 Central Cass, 7:30 PM
WATFORD CITY, ND – In Class A volleyball, the WDA Tournament begins today in Watford City.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
West Region Tournament – Rough Rider Center in Watford City
First Round
(1) Bismarck Century vs (8) Dickinson, 1 PM
(4) Bismarck St. Mary’s vs (5) Bismarck Legacy, 3 PM
(2) Bismarck High vs (10) Watford City, 5 PM
(3) Jamestown vs (6) Mandan, 7 PM
Loser out and semifinals are scheduled for Friday with State Qualifiers and championship on Saturday.
MINOT, ND – The Class 11B Northwest All-Conference Football team has been named.
Class 11B Northwest All-Conference Football team
Bishop Ryan
Zach Hendrickson, Sr.
Josh Will, Sr.
Coy Okeson, Sr.
Brett McKay, Jr.
Caden Dauphinais, Sr.
Rylan Vibeto, Sr.
Jett Lundeen, Fr.
Jacob Fricke, Sr.
Cade Okeson, 8th (Honarable Mention)
Logan Wentz, Sr. (Honorable Mention)
Des Lacs-Burlington
Caleb Rist, Sr.
Chance Mickelson, Sr.
Brenden Hedges, Jr.
Jayson Kurtz, Sr.
Curtis Sauer, Sr.
Xander Sundsbak, Sr.
Gage Lesmann, Sr.
Rylan Olson, Jr. (Honarable Mention)
Michael Schwandt, Sr. (Honarable Mention)
Kaden Chadwick, Sr.
Payton Bodine, Jr.
Brayden Selzler, Jr.
Kyle Sandy, Jr.
Ben Schepp, Fr.
Hank Bodine, Fr.
Ty Iglehart, Sr. (Honarable Mention)
Gabe Lakoduk, Jr. (Honarable Mention)
Cam Bailey, Sr.
Caleb Walker, Sr.
Mitch Heinert, Jr.
Joe Roberts, Sr.
Josh Kalamaha, Jr.
Keaton Cole, So. (Honarable Mention)
Stone Morin, Sr. (Honarable Mention)
Kory Vetsch, Sr.
Dylan Bartsch, Jr.
Riley Tuenge, Sr.
Erik Foster, Jr.
Gavin Schepp, Sr. (Honarable Mention)
Macen Heisler, Jr. (Honarable Mention)
Dylan McDonald, Sr.
Devin Heinze, Sr.
Walker Braaten, Fr.
Easton Andel, Jr. (Honarable Mention)
Kendal Rice, Sr.
Keyton Meiers, Sr.
Jack Hynek, So.
Camden Reep, Sr. (Honarable Mention)
Cal Sorenson, Jr. (Honarable Mention)
South Prairie
Collin Knorr, Jr.
Lane Cooper, Jr.
Carson Anderson, Jr. (Honarable Mention)
Jayden Whanger, Sr. (Honarable Mention)
Northwest Conference Champions: Bishop Ryan
Coach of the Year: Roger Coleman of Bishop Ryan
Senior Athlete of the Year: Zach Hendrickson of Bishop Ryan
MINOT, ND – Minot State men’s basketball coach Matt Murken announced the addition of two players who have signed National Letters of Intent. Trey Brandt is an all-state guard from Beulah while Jaden Wysocki is an all-conference forward from Rochester, Minnesota. As a junior last year Brandt averaged 24.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game. The 6-7 Wysocki became a force on the court his junior season with the Panthers averaging 12.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and also dishing out 3.0 assists per contest. Both will be freshman at Minot State in the fall of 2022.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Kevin Fiala had a goal and two assists, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 for their fourth straight win. Joel Eriksson Ek, Marcus Foligno, Dmitry Kulikov and Kirill Kaprizov also scored for the Wild. Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 23 shots while starting for the second straight game. Minnesota has scored five goals in all four games of its streak. Shayne Gostisbehere had a goal and an assist – giving him points in his last two games – and Andrew Ladd also scored for Arizona, which trailed 2-0 after 9 minutes. Scott Wedgewood replaced Karel Vejmelka in goal in the third period for the Coyotes (1-11-1). Vejmelka finished with 17 saves, and Wedgewood stopped all eight shots he faced.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Andrew Wiggins dominated his former Timberwolves teammates with a season-high 35 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 123-110 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night. Anthony Edwards scored a career-high 48 points for Minnesota, hitting seven 3-pointers in the Timberwolves’ sixth straight loss. Wiggins made his initial 10 shots, scored 22 of his points on 9-for-9 shooting in the first half and delivered an emphatic one-handed dunk over Karl-Anthony Towns after driving the baseline. Stephen Curry scored 25 points to go with six assists coming off a 50-point masterpiece Monday night against Atlanta. Jordan Poole had 14 points and five rebounds to help Golden State push its NBA-leading record to 10-1.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have been operating this week under the NFL’s intensive virus protocols. Five players remain on the COVID-19 reserve list. One had to be hospitalized with breathing trouble. He was stable after initially being admitted to the emergency room. Coach Mike Zimmer declined to identify the player. A person with knowledge of the situation speaking on condition of anonymity says the player is backup guard Dakota Dozier. Dozier is vaccinated. He had to sit out the game at Baltimore along with safety Harrison Smith and center Garrett Bradbury.


UNDATED (AP) – Hunter Dickinson had 27 points to help No. 6 Michigan open with an 88-76 win over Buffalo on Wednesday night. The Wolverines started strong in their season opener, leading by as much as 21 points in the first half and going ahead 51-36 at halftime. But Michigan came out flat in the second half, allowing Buffalo to cut the deficit to five points with five-plus minutes left. Caleb Houstan helped Michigan pull away, making a 3-pointer to give the Wolverines a 15-point lead late in the game. Buffalo’s Jeenathan Williams scored a career-high 32 points.

In other action involving Top-25 teams:
– Malik Osborne had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Anthony Polite scored 17 points, and No. 20 Florida State routed Pennsylvania 105-70. The Seminoles won their seventh straight home opener. Osborne had missed Florida State’s second exhibition game with flu-like symptoms. He was energetic from the start in recording his fourth career double-double and third at Florida State. Houston transfer Caleb Mills scored 10 of his 14 points in the second half in his debut with the Seminoles. Jordan Dingle had 23 points on 8-of-15 shooting for Penn.


UNDATED (AP) – Andrew Wiggins dominated his former Timberwolves teammates with a season-high 35 points, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 123-110 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night. Anthony Edwards scored a career-high 48 points for Minnesota, hitting seven 3-pointers in the Timberwolves’ sixth straight loss. Wiggins made his initial 10 shots, scored 22 of his points on 9-for-9 shooting in the first half and delivered an emphatic one-handed dunk over Karl-Anthony Towns after driving the baseline. Stephen Curry scored 25 points to go with six assists coming off a 50-point masterpiece Monday night against Atlanta. Jordan Poole had 14 points and five rebounds to help Golden State push its NBA-leading record to 10-1.

In other NBA action:
– Kevin Durant scored 30 points and James Harden had his 59th career triple double in the Brooklyn Nets’ 123-90 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Durant, the NBA’s leading scorer at 29.5 points per game, made 11 of 12 shots, including both of his 3-point attempts, to help Brooklyn win for the sixth time in seven games. Harden had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists to help. The two stars sat out the fourth quarter, with the Nets up 94-75 after three. Terrence Ross led Orlando with 17 points.
– Will Barton scored a season-high 30 points, helping to make up for the absence of suspended star Nikola Jokic as the Denver Nuggets hung on to beat the Indiana Pacers 101-98. Zeke Nnaji added 19 points and Jeff Green and Bones Hyland had 12 apiece for the Nuggets, who have won four straight and six of seven. Malcolm Brogdon had 25 points to lead the Pacers. Domantas Sabonis added 20 points and 19 rebounds.
– Malik Monk scored five of his season-high 27 points in overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a big deficit in the final minutes of regulation before surging in overtime for a 120-117 victory over the Miami Heat. Russell Westbrook had 25 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds for the Lakers, who improved to 2-2 while LeBron James is sidelined by a strained abdominal muscle. The Heat lost Jimmy Butler to a sprained right ankle in the first half. Tyler Herro scored 27 points, but missed two 3-pointers in the final nine seconds of overtime in Miami’s third loss in four games.
– Pat Connaughton scored a season-high 23 points, making three late 3-pointers to swing a wild second half back in Milwaukee’s favor, and the Bucks blew a 24-point lead before beating the New York Knicks 112-100. Less than a week after the Knicks came from 21 down to win 113-98 at Milwaukee, the Bucks opened a 70-46 cushion midway through the third quarter. But the Knicks’ reserves wiped that away and the game was tied with 5 minutes to play. Connaughton’s 3-pointers reopened a 10-point lead with 2:05 remaining and Grayson Allen added another pair to put it away.
– Frank Kaminsky scored a career high 31 points, Chris Paul added 21 and the Phoenix Suns won their sixth game in a row by beating the Portland Trail Blazers 119-109 on Wednesday night. The 7-foot Kaminsky continued a stellar stretch of play, making up for the recent absence of injured starter Deandre Ayton. He’s scored at least 10 points in four of the past five games and was at his best on Wednesday, making 12 of 18 shots and grabbing seven rebounds. Damian Lillard led Portland with 28 points. The Trail Blazers have lost five of seven.
– Kelly Oubre Jr. scored a season-best 37 points on 13-of-17 shooting and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 118-108 to snap a five-game losing streak. Oubre matched his career high with seven 3-points on nine attempts and broke the franchise record for points off the bench. Gordon Hayward added 25 points for Charlotte. LaMelo Ball fell just short of his second consecutive triple-double with 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Ja Morant led Memphis with 32 points and eight assists.
– Jayson Tatum had 22 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in the Boston Celtics’ 104-88 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Robert Williams III added 16 points and 13 rebounds, with a career-best eight coming on the offensive glass. Scottie Barnes led Toronto with 21 points. The Raptors dropped to 4-1 on the road.
– Dejounte Murray had 26 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed, overcoming De’Aaron Fox’s season-high 37 points in rolling past the Sacramento Kings 136-117. San Antonio hit a season-high 18 3-pointers and snapped a three-game skid at home. The Spurs had not won a home game since a season-opening victory Oct. 20 against Orlando. San Antonio had seven players in double figures, with Drew Eubanks adding 18 points and Doug McDermott scoring 17 on 4-for-6 shooting on 3s. Sacramento has lost three straight and five of seven.
– Zach LaVine scored 23 points and Lonzo Ball made seven of Chicago’s 15 3-pointers, helping the Bulls top the Dallas Mavericks 117-107. Five players scored in double figures for Chicago during its second straight victory. Dallas had won three straight and four of five overall, but it couldn’t keep up with LaVine and the Bulls in the second half. Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks.
– Kyle Kuzma hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds left as the Washington Wizards scored the final five points in a 97-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Darius Garland missed an open 3 on Cleveland’s subsequent possession, and Corey Kispert made a layup with 0.7 seconds remaining for Washington.
– Jerami Grant scored a season-high 35 points to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Houston Rockets 112-104 in a matchup of two of the worst teams in the NBA. Detroit improved to 2-8, and Houston dropped to 1-10. The meeting was the first between the top two picks in the July draft. Cade Cunningham, Detroit’s choice as the No. 1 pick, had 20 points on 8-of-18 shooting. Houston’s Jalen Green, the No. 2 pick, had 23 points on 8-of-20 shooting.
– Lu Dort scored 27 points, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 24 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the reeling New Orleans Pelicans 108-100. The Thunder have won three straight. Jonas Valanciunas had 25 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans, who lost their eighth straight while falling to 1-11. The Pelicans were without stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram and became further short-handed when veteran Josh Hart was ejected in the first half.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) – William Nylander scored twice, Jack Campbell stopped 36 shots for his second shutout of the season, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0. Ondrej Kase also scored and Auston Matthews had a pair of assists for the Maple Leafs, who were without injured captain John Tavares and won for the sixth time in seven games. Campbell got his sixth career shutout. Carter Hart finished with 30 saves for the Flyers.

In other NHL action:
– Kevin Fiala had a goal and two assists, and Minnesota got its fourth straight win. Joel Eriksson Ek, Marcus Foligno, Dmitry Kulikov and Kirill Kaprizov also scored for the Wild. Kaapo Kahkonen stopped 23 shots while starting for the second straight game. Minnesota has scored five goals in all four games of its current streak. Shayne Gostisbehere had a goal and an assist – giving him points in his last two games – and Andrew Ladd also scored for Arizona, which trailed 2-0 after 9 minutes. Scott Wedgewood replaced Karel Vejmelka in goal in the third period for the Coyotes (1-11-1). Vejmelka finished with 17 saves, and Wedgewood stopped all eight shots he faced.
– Tanner Jeannot had a goal and an assist and Juuse Saros stopped 25 shots as the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 4-2. Ryan Johansen, Matt Duchene and Colton Sissons also scored for the Predators, who are 6-1-1 in their last eight games. Sissons scored an empty-net goal with 43 seconds left after Dallas cut a 3-0 deficit to 3-2. Roope Hintz and Miro Heiskanen scored and Braden Holtby had 18 saves for Dallas, which has lost six of its last seven games (1-4-2).


UNDATED (AP) – Carolina Panthers coach Matt Rhule says quarterback Sam Darnold will miss at least four weeks with a right shoulder injury. Darnold, who is 4-5 as the team’s starter, suffered an incomplete fracture of the shoulder blade and will go on injured reserve. Rhule said P.J. Walker will start for the Panthers on Sunday against the NFC-leading Arizona Cardinals. The Panthers have signed quarterback Matt Barkley off the Tennessee Titans practice squad and he’s expected to serve as Carolina’s No. 2 quarterback on Sunday.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
– Mike White will start at quarterback for the New York Jets on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. The rookie starter Zach Wilson is still recovering from a sprained knee ligament and won’t be ready to play this weekend. The long-term decision at quarterback will be made day to day.
– Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. has returned to practice. His return opens the possibility he might come off injured reserve and play Sunday at Dallas. Fowler was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 22 with a knee injury.
– The Dallas Cowboys are adding kicker Lirim Hajrullahu. The former CFL player is in line to make his NFL debut if Greg Zuerlein doesn’t clear COVID-19 protocols before Sunday’s game against Atlanta. The 31-year-old native of Europe was with the Cowboys late in training camp.
– The Minnesota Vikings have been operating this week under the NFL’s intensive virus protocols. Five players remain on the COVID-19 reserve list. One had to be hospitalized with breathing trouble. He was stable after initially being admitted to the emergency room. Coach Mike Zimmer declined to identify the player. A person with knowledge of the situation says the player is backup guard Dakota Dozier.
– Browns coach Kevin Stefanski would not disclose whether star running back Nick Chubb is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, leaving his status for Sunday’s game against New England uncertain. Chubb tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday along with rookie running back/wide receiver Demetric Felton. Both were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will need to be symptom free and have two negative tests 24 hours apart to be eligible to face the Patriots. The Browns are dealing with a minor virus outbreak. On Wednesday, they had their fifth positive test in three days.
– The Browns have made another huge investment into their offensive line, signing three-time Pro Bowl left guard Joel Bitonio to a three-year, $48 million contract extension. The 30-year-old was under contract through 2022, but the Browns wanted to secure one of their leaders and best players and have him finish his career with Cleveland. His deal, which runs through the 2025 season, comes a day after right guard Wyatt Teller signed a four-year, $56.8 million extension.
– Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson returned to practice after coming off injured reserve, but with no guarantee he’ll play against Green Bay on Sunday. Coach Pete Carroll says he remains hopeful Carson will be able to play as he recovers from a neck issue.
– The Green Bay Packers have activated offensive tackle David Bakhtiari from the physically unable to perform list. The Packers needed to activate Bakhtiari by Wednesday for him to play this season. Bakhtiari hasn’t played since tearing his left ACL on Dec. 31. He is eligible to play as soon as Sunday when the Packers host the Seattle Seahawks.
– Cincinnati Bengals executive Katie Blackburn has become the first woman appointed to the NFL’s powerful competition committee, which plays a major role in rules changes. Blackburn, the executive vice president of the Bengals, is the franchise’s fourth member of the committee. Team founder Paul Brown, his son and current owner Mike Brown, and former Bengals coach Marvin Lewis also have served in that group.
– Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook maintains he was the victim in a fight last year with a former girlfriend suing him for personal injury. The NFL says the civil lawsuit will be reviewed under the league’s personal conduct policy. Cook will continue to practice and play with the team. Cook’s attorney, David Valentini, says his client had the right to defend himself.


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray has resigned, one day after he was placed on administrative leave amid an investigation into his workplace conduct. In a statement, Murray said he plans to enter a treatment program for alcohol abuse. The 66-year-old Murray has been with the organization since 2005 and has run the Ducks’ hockey operations since November 2008, the third-longest active tenure for a GM in the NHL. Jeff Solomon, who joined the Ducks’ front office in May, will be Anaheim’s general manager while the club seeks a permanent replacement.



CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) – Chicago’s Liam Hendriks earned his second straight Mariano Rivera Award as the American League Reliever of the Year and Milwaukee’s Josh Hader won his third Trevor Hoffman Award as the National League Reliever of the Year. Hendriks had an 8-3 record and 38 saves in 44 chances with a 2.54 ERA and 113 strikeouts in 71 innings during his first season with the White Sox. Hader was 4-2 with a career-best 1.23 ERA and 34 saves in 35 chances. He also won in 2018 and ’19.



UNDATED (AP) – Houston Astros center fielder Jake Meyers had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, an injury that could delay his 2022 season. The 25-year-old was hurt on Oct. 12 in Game 4 of the AL Division Series at the Chicago White Sox when he tried to make a leaping catch at the wall on Gavin Sheets’ second-inning home run. Meyers had hoped to return later in the postseason but did not play again. He was 3 for 8 with two RBIs against the White Sox. Meyers is not expected to be ready for game competition before opening day.

Elsewhere in the Majors:
– The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to terms with free agent left-hander Andrew Heaney with an $8.5 million, one-year deal. The contract includes $250,000 each for 100, 125, 150 and 175 innings. Heaney split last season between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees. He had a 5.83 ERA, but recorded 150 strikeouts and 41 walks over 129 2/3 innings. Heaney refused an outright minor league assignment from the Yankees last month and became a free agent. He made $6.75 million last season.
– Left-hander Joely Rodriguez and the Yankees agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, three days after New York declined a $3 million option in favor of a $500,000 buyout. The 29-year-old Rodriguez was acquired from Texas on July 29 with outfielder Joey Gallo for minor league right-hander Glenn Otto and infielders Ezequiel Duran, Trevor Hauver and Josh Smith. Frequently lined up against opponents’ best left-handed hitters, Rodriguez was 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in 21 games with the Yankees. He finished the season 2-3 with one save and a 4.66 ERA in a career-high 52 relief appearances.
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