K-Heart Sports – 06/06/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 060721 – 0700

MINOT, ND – Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich won their first ever state baseball title on Saturday. Renville County tallied their best finish in coop history.

 
High School Baseball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Jack Brown Stadium in Jamestown
 
7th Place
Beulah def. North Star, 4-0
 
5th Place
#2 Central Cass def. #5 Bishop Ryan, 6-3
 
3rd Place
#4 Thompson def. Renville County, 6-1
 
Championship
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. #3 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 9-1
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Central Cass won their third consecutive title at the State Class B Softball Tournament.
 
High School Girls Softball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Lyle “Trapper” Lawrence Field in Jamestown
 
7th Place
(E4) May-Port-CG def. (W4) Wilton-Wing, 15-5
 
5th Place
(W3) Beulah def. (E3) Kindred-Richland, 4-2
 
3rd Place
(W1) Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark def. (W2) Mohall-Lansford-Serwood/Kenmare-Bowbells, 15-5
 
Championship
(E1) Central Cass def. (E2) Thompson, 4-1
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West Fargo Sheyenne wins the Class A State Baseball Tournament for the first time in school history.
 
High School Baseball
Class A
 
State Tournament – Veteran’s Memorial Park in Mandan
 
5th Place
(E3) West Fargo def. (E4) Grand Forks Red River, 10-0
 
3rd Place
(W2) Dickison def. (W1) Bismarck Legacy, 7-5
 
Championship
(E2) West Fargo Sheyenne def. (E1) Fargo Shanley, 11-1
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For the fourth time in the last six tournaments, Dickinson played in the championship at the State Class A Softball Tournament. This year they finally got a win.

High School Girls Softball
Class A

 
State Tournament – Lincoln Field in Mandan
 
5th Place
(E2) West Fargo def. (W4) Jamestown, 10-9
 
3rd Place
(W1) Bismarck Century def. (E1) Valley City, 2-1
 
Championship
(W2) Dickinson def. (W3) Bismarck High, 10-0
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Minot High completed a perfect season at the Girl’s State Soccer Tournament. The Majettes win their first ever championship and end the season 16-0-0.
 
High School Girls Soccer
Class A
 
State Tournament – Cushman Field in Grand Forks
 
5th Place
(W2) Mandan def. (E4) West Fargo, 2-0
 
3rd Place
(E1) West Fargo Sheyenne def. (E2) Fargo Shanley, 1-0
 
Championship
(W1) Minot def. (E3) Fargo Davies, 6-0
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The Minot High duo of Eden Olson and Sofia Egge won the doubles title at the Girls State Tennis Tournament.
 
High School Girls Tennis
State Tournament – Grand Forks
 
Doubles Championship
Olson/Egge (Minot) def. Felderma/Helbling (Manda), 6-4, 6-3
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SABRE DOGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs suffered only their third loss of the season falling to Spearfish 8-7 last night. The Dogs fall to 7-3 on the season and finish their three game series with the Sasquatch today at 5:35 pm at Corbett Field.
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TWINS-ROYALS

 
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Ryan Jeffers, Kyle Garlick and Miguel Sanó homered, and the Minnesota Twins turned a game-ending double play with the potential tying run at third base to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 and stop a four-game losing streak. José Berríos gave up four runs and six hits in six innings. Tyler Duffy and Taylor Rogers each got three straight outs, and Hansel Robles gave up Kelvin Gutiérrez’s leadoff double in the ninth before getting his fifth save in seven chances. Michael A. Taylor lined into a game-ending double play.
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NBA PLAYOFFS

NEW YORK (AP) – The Brooklyn Nets’ Big 3 quickly became the Big 2 before they took the opener of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Kevin Durant scored 29 points and Kyrie Irving had 25 as the Nets downed the Bucks, 115-107. Joe Harris provided 19 points for the Nets, who played all but the first 43 seconds without James Harden because of a hamstring injury. Blake Griffin had 18 points and 14 rebounds while helping Brooklyn hold Milwaukee to 13 points below their NBA-leading average. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 11 rebounds, but the Bucks were just 6 for 30 from 3-point range and lost for the first time in the playoffs after storming past Miami in a first-round sweep. Game 2 is Monday in Brooklyn.

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NHL-PLAYOFFS

UNDATED (AP) – The defending Stanley Cup champs are one win away from reaching the semifinals. The Tampa Bay Lighting own a three-games-to-one lead in their second-round series after Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos each had two goals and an assist in a 6-4 win over the Hurricanes. The Lightning trailed 4-2 before scoring three straight goals in the second period. Stamkos and Kucherov tallied on the power play and Tyler Johnson also beat Petr Mrazek with 5:22 left in the period. Tampa Bay finished 3 of 6 on the power play, and it has scored five times with the man advantage in the last two games. Vezina Trophy finalist Andrei Vasilevskiy finished with 21 saves and blanked Carolina after Jaccob Slavin’s goal at 12:41 of the second. The Bolts can wrap up the series on Tuesday in Raleigh.

 
The Islanders have evened their second-round series at two games apiece, guaranteeing at least one more game at Nassau Coliseum. Mat Barzal scored the game-winning goal and had an assist as the Isles knocked off the Bruins, 4-1. Barzal broke a 1-1 tie with 6:57 remaining before Casey Cizikas and J.G Pageau added empty-netters. Kyle Palmieri also scored and Semyon Varlamov stopped 28 shots for New York. Varlamov was perfect after David Krejci scored on a power play 3:57 into the second period. Game 5 is Monday in Boston.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Blue Jays were able to bounce back from Friday’s 13-1 blowout loss to the Houston Astros, Toronto’s only home loss since returning to Buffalo. Homers by Vladimir Guerrero and Joe Panik powered the Blue Jays past the Astros, 6-2 in Buffalo. Panik’s tiebreaking three-run shot off Jose Urquidy gave Toronto a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning. Guerrero connected in the fifth, sending a two-run drive deep to left for his 18th homer. Ross Stripling pitched five innings of one-run ball for the Blue Jays, who improved to 3-1 at their temporary home in Buffalo.

 
Elsewhere in the Majors:
 
– Kike Hernandez snapped an 0-for-27 skid with a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’s major league-leading 20th comeback win, 5-3 versus the Yankees. Hernandez got his first RBI since May 20 by roping a two-out fastball from Chad Green to the wall in left, scoring Rafael Devers from first.
 
– Rich Hill pitched another five scoreless innings on just 59 pitches as the Rays blanked the Rangers, 3-0. Austin Meadows delivered a two-run single off in the first inning before Manuel Margot hit a solo homer in the eighth as Tampa Bay improved to an AL-best 37-23.
 
– Cole Irvin pitched six strong innings and the Athletics improved to 4-1 on their 10-game road trip with a 6-3 victory against the Rockies. Matt Olson and Chad Pinder and Mark Canha had three hits, including including an RBI single.
 
– Shohei Ohtani belted his 16th homer of the season and Taylor Ward smashed a go-ahead, two-run blast as the Angels rallied past the Mariners, 12-5. Los Angeles came back after Seattle starter Yusei Kikuchi was hit in the right knee by David Fletcher’s comerbacker in the fifth inning, forcing the pitcher out of the game.
 
– Tarik Skubal struck out a career-high 11 and Eric Haase homered twice in the Tigers’ 4-3 downing of the White Sox. Skubal allowed one run and four hits in five innings to help Detroit beat Chicago for just the second time in their last 15 meetings.
 
– Homers by Ryan Jeffers, Kyle Garlick and Miguel Sano helped the Twins beat the Royals, 5-4 and end a four-game skid. Hansel Robles gave up Kelvin Gutierrez’s leadoff double in the ninth before the Twins eventually turned a game-ending double play with the potential tying run on third.
 
– Cesar Hernandez and Harold Ramirez homered off John Means before the Orioles ace who exited with shoulder fatigue in the first inning of the Indians’ 10-4 thumping of the Orioles. Yu Chang also homered to help Aaron Civale improve to 8-2, tying him for the major league lead in victories.
 
– Kevin Gausman struck out 10 and Alex Dickerson homered for the second straight day in the Giants’ third consecutive win over the Cubs, 4-3. Gausman limited the Cubs to a pair of unearned runs on two hits over seven innings, leaving him 7-0 with a 1.27 ERA.
 
– Ozzie Albies supplied a go-ahead, two-run double while the Braves scored five times in the third off Clayton Kershaw to beat the Dodgers, 6-4. Abraham Almonte got a pinch-hit homer off Blake Treinen in the seventh and Charlie Morton gave up a pair of earned runs over five innings to get the win.
 
– Jacob deGrom lowered his major league-best ERA to 0.62 by tossing three-hit ball while fanning 11 over seven innings of the Mets’ 4-0 shutout of the Padres. Losing pitcher Joe Musgrove was sailing until Jose Peraza and Francisco Lindor homered in the fifth inning.
 
– Bryce Harper poked a run-scoring single that stopped an 0-for-18 skid in his return from the injured list, helping the Phillies top the Nationals, 5-2. Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer in Philadelphia’s second win in six games.
 
– Jonathan India and Eugenio Suarez homered for the Reds in a 5-2 victory over the Cardinals. St. Louis finished the game without catcher Yadier Molina, who came out in the fourth inning with a bruised knee.
 
– The Pirates pulled out an 8-7 win over the Marlins on Jacob Stallings’ game-ending single in the 12th inning. Pittsburgh trailed 5-2 before sending Miami to its eighth straight loss, the Marlins’ longest skid since 2015.
 
– Arizona’s road losing streak has reached a team-record 16 games after Christian Yelich and Omar Narvaez hit back-to-back homers in the eighth inning to send the Brewers past the Diamondbacks, 7-5. Willy Adames smacked a two-run homer in the sixth before Milwaukee squandered a 5-2 lead.
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FRENCH OPEN-DAY 7

PARIS (AP) – A trio of familiar names have advanced to the Round of 16 at the French Open.

 
Rafael Nadal has advanced to the fourth round at a Grand Slam for the 50th time by beating Cameron Norrie in the French Open, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. The defending champion is trying to add to his record 13 French Open championships and seeks his 21st major title, which would break the men’s record he shares with Roger Federer. Federer survived a draining 7-6, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 win over 59th-ranked Dominik Koepfer in a match that ended around 1am local time.
 
Men’s top-seed Novak Djokovic reached the fourth round for a record 12th consecutive year with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 win over 93rd-ranked Ricardas Berankis. Djokovic’s streak of appearances in the Round of 16 in Paris is one more than the previous mark shared by Nadal and Federer.
 
Other winners on the men’s side include ninth seed Matteo Berrettini and No. 10 Diego Schwartzman.
 
In the women’s bracket, defending champion Iga Swiatek rallied from a slow start to beat Anett Kontaveit 7-6, 6-0. The eighth-seeded Swiatek has won 20 consecutive sets at Roland Garros and dropped just 12 points in the second set.
 
Fourth-seeded Sofia Kenin remains the highest seed in the women’s draw after rallying to win 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 against American countrywoman Jessica Pegula. American teenager Coco Gauff is into the fourth round for the first time after her opponent Jennifer Brady stopped playing because of an injured left foot.
 
Former French Open runner-up Sloane Stephens also advanced to the fourth round, but fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina was upset by Barbora Krejcikova.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Steve Clifford is out after three years as Orlando’s head coach, with the team saying it was a mutual decision. Magic President Jeff Weltman indicated that Clifford might not have wanted to be part of a long rebuild around young players and draft picks. Clifford was 96-131 in his three years, reaching the playoffs each of his first two seasons.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Joel Embiid’s status for Game 1 of Philadelphia’s playoff series against Atlanta is still unknown. The Sixers are set to open their playoff series with the Hawks at home Sunday. The All-Star has a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and coach Doc Rivers says no decision has been made on his availability.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Yankees have promoted slugging prospect Chris Gittens from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, hoping the hulking 27-year-old can provide a jolt at first base in his first turn in the majors. Luke Voit led the majors with 22 homers as the Yankees’ first baseman in 2020 but has played in just 12 games this season.

 
In other baseball news:
 
– Right-hander Jon Gray has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the Rockies with a right flexor strain. Right-hander Jordan Sheffield also went on the 10-day injured list and the team recalled left-handed pitchers Ben Bowden and Lucas Gilbreath from Triple-A Albuquerque.
 
– The Tigers have placed right-hander Spencer Turnbull on the 10-day injured list with a strained right forearm.
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NFL-NEWS-ROGERS

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy says he believes the uncertainty surrounding MVP Aaron Rodgers’ future has divided the team’s fan base. Murphy said in a monthly column on the Packers’ website that emails and letters he’s received regarding Rodgers reflect this division. Murphy added that “we remain committed to resolving things with Aaron and want him to be our quarterback in 2021 and beyond.” ESPN reported in late April that Rodgers doesn’t want to return to Green Bay. Rodgers hasn’t participated in the Packers’ voluntary organized training activities. That’s a change from his usual offseason routine.

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GOLF-MEMORIAL

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) – One minute, Jon Rahm was headed for a blowout victory in the Memorial. The next minute, he was out of the tournament with a positive test for the coronavirus. Rahm was subject to daily testing this week after being in close contact with a person who was COVID-19 positive. He passed every test until Saturday morning when the second round of the rain-delayed tournament ended. The final result was returned as he was on the 18th green capping off a 64 to tie the 54-hole record and lead by six.

The positive test now puts Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay back in contention for the title. Morikawa fired a 6-under 66 to pull into a first-place tie with Cantlay at minus-12. Branden Grace and Scottie Scheffler are three shots back.
 
 
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