K-Heart Sports – 07/07/22

K-HEART SPORTS – 07/07/22 – 0700
MINOT, ND – There were several American Legion baseball games played Wednesday in the area, including the Minot Vistas hosting the Bismarck Governors at Corbett Field.
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
Bismarck Governors 11, Minot Vistas 2
Bismarck Governors 6, Minot Vistas 3
Williston Keybirds 8, Grand Forks Royals 2
Class A
Dickinson Volunteers 11, Minot Metros 2
Watford City Walleye 6, Williston Oilers 5
Class B
Renville County 11, Burlington 0
Cando 8, Rugby 2
Garrison 6, Washburn 5
Garrison 3, Washburn 1
Hazen 14, Bismarck Scarlets 1
Hazen 15, Bismarck Scarlets 7
Bismarck Capitals 10, Bismarck Senators 9 (resumed from June 20th)
Bismarck Senators 9, Bismarck Capitals 8
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs play in game one of the best-of-five Expedition League series tonight in Pierre, SD. The Dogs dominated the league this season with a record of 30-1. They enter the post-season on a 25 game winning streak as they try to repeat as Epedition League champions. First pitch is at 6:35 pm and games will be broadcast on the Trappers Youtube page.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Kevin Forde will serve as the next Director of Athletics at Minot State University beginning July 18, 2022, MSU president Dr. Steven Shirley announced Wednesday. Forde has an extensive history at the NCAA Division II level and within the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Forde spent 10 years in athletic administrative roles at the University of Mary, and earlier in his career was men’s basketball assistant coach at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Kevin earned his bachelors and master’s degrees from Southwest Minnesota State University where he served as a graduate assistant and student assistant coach. All three universities are members of the NSIC. He also spent two years as Athletic Director at Wheeling University (W.V.), an NCAA Division II member of the Mountain East Conference, and has been interim Director of Athletics or Associate Athletic Director at NCAA Division II East Stroudsburg University (Pa.), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Regis University (Colo.), and NAIA St. Xavier University (Ill.). In total, Forde has 13 years of administrative experience in intercollegiate athletics.
He replaces former AD Andy Carter, who left Minot State University in April. MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Kevin Harmon has been serving as interim AD. Forde is the 13th Director of Athletics in school history and just the sixth AD since 1966.
CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Vaughn tied the game with a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and Leury Garcia hit a game-ending single in the 10th to give the Chicago White Sox a 9-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The White Sox trailed five times in the game and tied it each time before taking their first and only lead in extra innings to avoid a three-game sweep. Chicago snapped a seven-game losing streak to the AL Central-leading Twins. Jorge Polanco homered twice, both times giving Minnesota the lead. Luis Arraez had four hits for the Twins, extending his hitting streak against the White Sox to 15 games. Arraez is batting .441 (26 for 59) during those contests. Gio Urshela put the Twins ahead 8-6 in the eighth with a two-run homer off Matt Foster.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aerial Powers had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Kayla McBride added 15 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat Chicago 81-78 on Wednesday, ending the Sky’s five-game winning streak. Minnesota (8-15), which was coming off a 102-71 victory over Las Vegas on Sunday, has beaten the top-two teams in the WNBA standings in consecutive games. Jessica Shepard converted a three-point play with one minute left to give Minnesota a 77-75 lead. Sylvia Fowles added two free throws at 33.7 for a four-point lead, but Candace Parker answered with a 3-pointer to pull Chicago within 79-78. McBride made two free throws with 12.4 left to give Minnesota an 81-78 lead and Chicago’s Allie Quigley missed two 3-pointers at the other end. Sylvia Fowles had 14 points and seven rebounds and Shepard finished with 10 points for Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild re-signed defenseman Jake Middleton to a three-year, $7.35 million contract Wednesday. The 26-year-old Canadian split last season between San Jose and Minnesota, joining the Wild on March 21 in a trade for goalie Kaapo Kahkonen and a fifth-round selection this year. Middleton had three goals and six assists in 45 games for San Jose, then added a goal and four assists in 21 regular-season games for Minnesota. He also had an assist in six playoff games.
MONTREAL (AP) — Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin said Kirill Kaprizov remains in Russia and is doing well, denying a report the star winger returned to the U.S. and adding the team is trying to find out more about the situation. Russian newspaper Sport-Express reported Wednesday that Kaprizov immediately returned to the U.S. after Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov was taken to a remote military base in northern Russia because his name was linked to fraudulent military identification. “He’s in Russia, and he’s doing fine,” Guerin said after the annual GMs meeting at the NHL draft. “He’s with his friends and with his family.”
Uncertainty surrounding Kaprizov comes at an uneasy time with war still raging in Ukraine after Fedotov reportedly was picked up by law enforcement in Russia last week ahead of a planned move to the U.S. Fedotov, 25, signed with Philadelphia in May after his contract in the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League expired. Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher had no update on Fedotov’s status. “I think it’s best that I limit my public comments on the matter,” Fletcher said. “It’s obviously a sensitive situation, and we’re doing our best to stay abreast of developments, and that’s probably the best way to leave it.”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Rudy Gobert reads Twitter comments, so he’s aware that Minnesota fans didn’t like him very much during his first nine NBA seasons. And he also heard Timberwolves coach Chris Finch complain regularly about the way he sets screens. Those perspectives are probably going to change. “Now we’re on the same side, so I’m excited,” Gobert said.
So is Minnesota, with good reason. The Timberwolves announced the acquisition of Gobert at a news conference in Minneapolis on Wednesday, when the trade that they agreed to make with the Utah Jazz last week could finally become official. It took four players, five first-round picks — including one made last month — and the option of swapping another pick to get the French center to Minnesota, and the Timberwolves still feel like they got the better of the deal. The final agreement in the Utah-Minnesota deal was this: Gobert to the Timberwolves for Patrick Beverley, Malik Beasley, Jarred Vanderbilt, Leandro Bolmaro, the rights to newly drafted Walker Kessler, Minnesota’s 2023, 2025, 2027 and 2029 first-round picks and a 2026 first-round pick swap.
In a league that has become increasingly positionless, where small-ball reigns at times, the Timberwolves now have two of the league’s very best big men in the same lineup with a three-time defensive player of the year in Gobert playing alongside All-NBA performer Karl-Anthony Towns. The Timberwolves haven’t seen the second round of the playoffs in nearly two decades, and are betting that Towns, Gobert, Anthony Edwards and D’Angelo Russell can become a core to change all that.

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