K-Heart Sports – 06/04/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 060421 – 0700

MINOT, ND – Renville County pulled off the only upset of day one at the State Class B Baseball Tournament. The unseeded Muskrats defeated #2 Central Cass to punch their ticket to the semifinals. Meanwhile Bishop Ryan lost their opening round game and plays in the consolation bracket. We’ll broadcast the Lion game around 1:30 pm and then the Renville County game around 4:30 pm. Both can be heard on 1320 KHRT and online at khrt.com.

High School Baseball
Class B
State Tournament – Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown
First Round
Renville County def. #2 Central Cass, 7-3
#3 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion def. North Star, 11-4
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Beulah, 6-1
#4 Thompson def. #5 Bishop Ryan, 4-2
Today’s schedule
#2 Central Cass vs. North Star, 11:30 am
#5 Bishop Ryan vs Beulah, 1:30 pm (on 1320)
#3 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs Renville County, 4:30 pm (on 1320)
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs #4 Thompson, 6:30 pm
Both local teams won on day one of the State Class B Softball Tournament in Jamestown.
High School Girls Softball
Class B
State Tournament – Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field in Jamestown
First Round
(W1) Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. (E4) May-Port-CG, 5-0
(E2) Thompson def. (W3) Beulah, 10-0 (5)
(E1) Central Cass def. (W4) Wilton-Wing, 3-2
(W2) Mohall-Lansford-Serwood/Kenmare-Bowbells def. (E3) Kindred-Richland, 2-1
Today’s schedule
(W3) Beulah vs (E4) May-Port-CG, 11 am
(E3) Kindred-Richland vs (W4) Wilton-Wing, 1 pm
(W1) Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark vs (E2) Thompson, 4 pm
(E1) Central Cass vs (W2) Mohall-Lansford-Serwood/Kenmare-Bowbells, 6 pm
Minot High lost their opening round game at the Class A State Baseball Tournament in Mandan.
High School Baseball
Class A
State Tournament – Veteran’s Memorial Park in Mandan
First Round
(E1) Fargo Shanley def. (W4) Bismarck Century, 2-0
(W2) Dickinson def. (E3) West Fargo, 3-2
(E2) West Fargo Sheyenne def. (W3) Minot, 9-0
(W1) Bismarck Legacy def. (E4) Grand Forks Red River, 15-8
Today’s schedule
(E3) West Fargo vs (W4) Bismarck Century, 11:30 am
(W3) Minot vs (E4) Grand Forks Red River, 1:30 pm
(E1) Fargo Shanley vs (W2) Dickison, 4:30 pm
(W1) Bismarck Legacy vs (E2) West Fargo Sheyenne, 6:30 pm
High School Girls Softball
Class A
State Tournament – Lincoln Field in Mandan
First Round
(E1) Valley City def. (W4) Jamestown, 10-3
(W2) Dickinson def. (E3) West Fargo Sheyenne, 5-2
(W3) Bismarck High def. (E2) West Fargo, 7-5
(W1) Bismarck Century def. (E3) Grand Forks Central, 14-0
Today’s schedule
(E3) West Fargo Sheyenne vs (W4) Jamestown, 11 am
(E2) West Fargo vs (E3) Grand Forks Central, 1 pm
(E1) Valley City vs (W2) Dickinson, 4 pm
(W1) Bismarck Century vs (W3) Bismarck High, 6 pm
Minot High won their opening round match at the Girl’s State Soccer Tournament and improved to 14-0-0 on the season.
High School Girls Soccer
Class A
State Tournament – Cushman Field in Grand Forks
First Round
(W1) Minot def. (E4) West Fargo, 4-0
(E2) Fargo Shanley def. (W3) Bismarck High, 3-1
(E1) West Fargo Sheyenne def. (W4) Jamestwon, 3-0
(E3) Fargo Davies dwef. (W2) Mandan, 2-1
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
(W3) Bismarck High vs (E4) West Fargo, 9 am
(W2) Mandan vs (W4) Jamestown, 11:15 am
(W1) Minot vs (E2) Fargo Shanley, 6:30 pm
(E1) West Fargo Sheyenne vs (E3) Fargo Davies, 8:45 pm
Just like they did at the West Region Tournament, Mandan defeated Minot for the team dual title at the Girl’s State Tennis Tournament in Grand Forks. The Individual Tournament is today and Saturday. Morgan Wheeler of Minot competes in the individual tournament. In the doubles tournament two Minot pairs play including Eden Olson & Sofia Egge along with Martine Hammer & Sidney Ressler.
High School Girls Tennis
Class A
State Team Dual Tournament – Grand Forks
First Round
(W1) Mandan def. (E4) Valley City, 5-0
(W3) Bismarck Legacy def. (E2) West Fargo Sheyenne, 3-2
(E1) Fargo Davies def. (W4) Bismarck Century, 5-0
(W2) Minot def. (E3) Grand Forks Central, 4-1
Loser Out
(E2) West Fargo Sheyenne def. (E4) Valley City, 3-2
(W4) Bismarck Century def. (E3) Grand Forks Central, 4-1
(W1) Mandan def. (W3) Bismarck Legacy, 5-0
(W2) Minot def. (E1) Fargo Davies, 3-2
5th Place
(E2) West Fargo Sheyenne def. (W4) Bismarck Century, 3-2
3rd Place
(E1) Fargo Davies def. (W3) Bismarck Legacy, 5-0
(W1) Manan def. (W2) Minot, 4-1
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs completed a successful first roadtrip of the season with a three game sweep in Casper against the Horseheads 23-1 last night. The Dogs improves to 6-2. The Sabre Dogs return home to host a three-game series against Spearfish starting tonight.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Salvador Pérez became only the fourth Kansas City player with consecutive multi-homer games and Jarrod Dyson scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning when centerfielder Gilberto Celestino made a pair of errors on a simple fly ball, helping the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5. Pérez hit a 456-foot solo homer in the first and another solo and drive that just cleared the wall in the fifth off JA Happ. With the score 5-5 in the seventh, Jarrod Dyson scored from first áwhen Celestino dropped the ball and followed with an errant throw.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings have signed former Tennessee Titans cornerback Tye Smith. The move adds a little depth and experience to a group that was lacking both last season. Smith spent the last four years with the Titans. He started seven games and recorded his lone career interception in 2017. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round out of Towson in 2015. The Vikings signed eight-time Pro Bowl pick Patrick Peterson and their former nickel back Mackensie Alexander earlier this spring to help prop up the cornerback position.

UNDATED (AP) – It will be the Phoenix Suns taking on the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the NBA playoffs after both teams won last night. The Suns closed out a six-game series by dominating the first 12 minutes of a 113-100 win over the Lakers. Devin Booker poured in 22 of his 47 points while Phoenix outscored the defending champs, 36-14 in the first quarter. Booker was 6-for-6 from 3-point range and 8-for-9 overall in the period. Jae Crowder scored 18 points for the second-seeded Suns, who won three consecutive games to send LeBron James to a first-round series loss for the first time in his 18-year NBA career. Lakers forward Anthony Davis gave it a go despite a groin injury, but he left after going scoreless over five minutes. James had 29 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a losing effort.

Nikola Jokic poured in 36 points and the Nuggets stormed back from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter to beat the Blazers, 126-115 in Game 6. Jokic hit a 3-pointer to put Denver ahead 108-106 and Denver stretched it to 117-108 on Austin Rivers’ 3 with 3:52 left. Michael Porter Jr. had six 3-pointers in the first quarter alone, tying an NBA playoff record for most 3s a period. Porter scored 22 of his 26 points in the opening quarter to help the Nuggets reach the second round for the third straight season. Damian Lillard finished with 28 points and 13 assists for the sixth-seeded Blazers.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins have taken a two-games-to-one lead in the Stanley Cup second-round series, while the Carolina Hurricanes have climbed within 2-1 in their series. Brad Marchand scored 3:36 into overtime to give the Bruins a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders. The Bruins went ahead, 1-0 on Craig Smith’s goal 5:52 into the contest. Boston maintained the lead until Mat Barzal notched his first goal of the postseason, beating Tuukka Rask with 5:26 left in regulation. Rask stopped Barzal on a point-blank shot early in OT and finished with 28 saves. Semyon Varlamov handled 39 shots for the Islanders, who will host Game 4 on Saturday.

In Tampa, Carolina blew a 2-0 lead before Jordan Staal netted a power-play goal 5:57 into the extra session to give the Hurricanes a 3-2 victory. It was Staal’s fifth goal of the playoffs and left the home team 0-3 in the series. Brett Pesce and Sebastian Aho scored 2:25 apart early in the second period, but Brayden Point tallied 77 seconds later before setting up Alex Killorn’s goal late in the second. Petr Mrazek stopped 35 shots in his first appearance of the postseason. Game 4 is Saturday.

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Rays have left the Bronx with a four-game split of the New York Yankees. Ryan Yarbrough tossed the Rays’ first complete game in more than five years, leading a 9-2 rout of the Yankees. Yarbrough hadn’t won a start since August 29, serving as an opener much of that time. He scattered six hits while fanning six with no walks, helping the AL East leaders move 4 1/2 games ahead of New York. Austin Meadows homered and drove in five as Tampa Bay improved to 10-3 in the Bronx since the start of last season. Meadows homered three times in the series. Gerrit Cole was tagged for five runs over five innings, matching his worst start of the season. The Yankees have lost seven of their last 10.

In other baseball finals:
– Martin Perez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and the Red Sox avoided a four-game sweep with a 5-1 victory over the Astros. Christian Arroyo slammed a three-run homer to support Perez, who scattered six hits while fanning four.
– Jake Fraley hit his first major league homer and the Mariners opened a 10-game road trip by winning for the eighth time in 11 games, 6-2
against the Angels. Winning pitcher Justus Sheffield struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings, yielding two runs and six hits in his third victory in his last four starts.
– Yoan Moncada and Jake Lamb hit two of the White Sox’s four home runs to back Lance Lynn in a 4-1 downing of the Tigers. Lynn went six innings, allowing one run and four hits to improve to 6-0 in his last seven starts.
– Jarrod Dyson scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning when centerfielder Gilberto Celestino made a pair of errors on a simple fly ball, helping the Royals beat the Twins, 6-5. Salvador Perez became only the fourth Kansas City player with consecutive multi-homer games.
– Dansby Swanson belted a two-run homer in a four-run sixth that secured the Braves’ win over the Nationals, 5-1. Tucker Davidson was a winner following his recall from Triple-A, allowing just five hits with five walks and five strikeouts over 5 2/3.
– Fernando Tatis Jr. smashed a two-run home run off Taijuan Walker to power the Padres to their first win in five games, 4-3 over the Mets. Yu Darvish is 6-1 after giving up two runs on four hits with five strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings.
– Brandon Crawford belted a tiebreaking, three-run homer and the Giants opened a four-game homestand between two of the NL’s hottest teams by whipping the Cubs, 7-2. Anthony DeSclafani pitched six solid innings and hit an RBI double to help the NL West leaders win for the seventh time in nine games.
– The Reds doubled up the Cardinals, 4-2 as Jesse Winker cracked a two-run homer and Vladimir Gutierrez earned his first career win. Gutierrez pitched five innings of two-run ball, giving up three hits and settling down nicely after a shaky start.
– Christian Yelich smacked his second home run of the season, a three-run shot in the third inning of the Brewers’ 7-4 verdict over the Diamondbacks. Jackie Bradley Jr., Luis Urias and Avisail Garcia also homered for Milwaukee.
– Jacob Stallings laced a three-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Pirates past the Marlins, 5-3. Bryan Reynolds also homered as he and rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes had two hits each to help Pittsburgh end a three-game losing streak.
– The Rangers have ended a franchise-worst 0-9 road trip with an 11-6 loss to the Rockies. Austin Gomber pitched six shutout innings and Charlie Blackmon homered as Colorado dealt Texas its 15th consecutive road loss.

PARIS (AP) – Rafael Nadal celebrated his 35th birthday at the French Open with another victory against Richard Gasquet. Nadal won 6-0, 7-5, 6-2 to improve to 17-0 for his career against the Frenchman since they first met in 2004. Gasquet hasn’t even won a set in the past 12 losses to Nadal and not since 2008. The defending champion improved to 102-2 at Roland Garros as he bids to win a record 21st Grand Slam title.

Top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached the third round for the 16th straight year with a straight-set win over Pablo Cuevas.
Defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek advanced by beating Rebecca Peterson 6-1, 6-1.
Former champion Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-2, 2-6, 7-6, 6-2.
Top-ranked Ash Barty retired from her second-round match because of an injury. The 2019 champion trailed 6-1, 2-2 when she returned to her chair and signaled she was not able to continue against Polish rival Magda Linette.
Winners on the women’s side include 2020 runner-up Sofia Kenin, Coco Gauff, fifth seed Elina Svitolina and former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens, who beat a top-10 players for the first time in 2 1/2 years. Stephens downed 10th-ranked Karolina Pliskova.

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago White Sox have placed outfielder Andrew Vaughn on the COVID-19 injured list, with general manager Rick Hahn saying the prized rookie was asymptomatic. Manager Tony La Russa said Vaughn was held out of Monday’s doubleheader at Cleveland because of allergies. The 23-year-old Vaughn is batting .226 with four homers and 12 RBIs.

Also around the Majors:
– Diamondbacks broadcaster Bob Brenly is stepping away from the booth over the next week following backlash for an on-air comment about Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman’s headwear. Commenting on Stroman’s head covering underneath his cap, Brenly said “Pretty sure that’s the same du-rag that Tom Seaver used to wear when he pitched for the Mets.” He says he voluntarily decided to take some time off to listen, reflect and devote his attention to awareness training related to diversity and inclusion to enhance his understanding and appreciation of others.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NHL has handed down a four-game suspension to Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele for charging Montreal Canadiens forward Jake Evans during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup second round series on Wednesday. The incident occurred as Evans scored an empty-net goal in the final minute of the Canadiens’ 5-3 victory. Scheifele was assessed a major penalty for charging and game misconduct. If the term of the suspension is not fully served during the playoffs, the remaining game will be served at the beginning of next season.


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski feels the time is right to step away from a Hall of Fame career. The winningest coach in the history of Division I men’s college basketball announced Wednesday that next season will be his last with the Blue Devils program he has built into one of college basketball’s bluebloods. The 74-year-old Krzyzewski said during a Thursday news conference that he has no health concerns and wasn’t leaving in reaction to the difficulties of playing last year amid the COVID-19 pandemic or the changing landscape of college basketball. Krzyzewski has led the Blue Devils to five NCAA championships and has won 1,170 games for Army and Duke.


UNDATED (AP) – The federal judge presiding over the NFL’s $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims has invited lawyers for Black players who call the settlement racially biased to join mediation over the issue. The lawyers have challenged the settlement’s use of “race-norming” in dementia testing since 2018. The practice assumes Black players start with lower cognitive skills and makes it harder for them to show injury and get an award. The judge’s order comes a day after the NFL pledged to end the practice and review the scores of retired players who believe the race-based scoring adjustments deprived them of settlements that average $500,000 or more.

In other NFL news:
– The Vikings have signed former Titans cornerback Tye Smith. The move adds a little depth and experience to a group that was lacking both last season. Smith spent the last four years with the Titans.
– Lions defensive tackle Jashon Cornell has been suspended by the NFL for the first three games of the season for violating the league’s policy and program on substances of abuse. The NFL said Thursday that Cornell can play in preseason games and participate in practices before the season begins.
– The Bills have agreed to sign their top draft pick, edge-rusher Greg Rousseau, to a four-year contract. Buffalo selected Rousseau with the 30th pick in the draft in April as part of a bid to upgrade its pass rush.

UNDATED (AP) – The USFL is relaunching in 2022, four decades after the spring football league’s short-lived run that featured such stars as Reggie White, Herschel Walker, Steve Young, Jim Kelly and future president Donald Trump. The new USFL announced Thursday it will play next spring with a minimum of eight teams, Teams and schedules have not been announced, but the league said it retains the rights to “key original team names.”

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