K-Heart Sports – 07/27/22

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MINOT, ND – The State Class AA Legion Baseball Tournament began Tuesday in West Fargo.
American Legion Baseball
Class AA
State Tournament – Young Field in West Fargo
First Round
#1 Fargo Post 2 def. #8 Williston Keybirds, 11-0 (5)
#5 Mandan Chiefs def. #4 Dickinson Roughriders, 7-3
#7 Jamestown Eagles def. #2 Bismarck Governors, 8-3
#3 West Fargo Patriots def. #6 Fargo Post 400, 3-2
Today’s schedule
Loser Out
#4 Dickinson Roughriders vs #8 Williston Keybirds, 10:30 am
#2 Bismarck Governors vs #6 Fargo Post 400, 1:30 pm
Second Round
#1 Fargo Post 2 vs #5 Mandan Chiefs, 4:30 pm
#3 West Fargo Patriots vs #7 Jamestown Eagles, 7:30 pm
MINOT, ND – The State Class B American Legion Baseball Tournament begins today in Garrison.
American Legion Baseball
Class B
State Tournament – Garrison
First Round
MayPort vs Cando, 10 am
Hazen vs Renville County, 12:30 pm
Langdon vs Carrington, 3 pm
LaMoure vs Garrison, 6 pm
The tournament runs through Saturday. The if needed championship would be Sunday.
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – After six winning seasons, Minot State baseball’s head coach is moving on to a new challenge. Minot State Director of Athletics Kevin Forde announced Tuesday that coach Scott Eul has announced his resignation as he will be taking over as the head coach for the University of Missouri-St. Louis Titans. In six seasons leading the Beavers, Coach Eul compiled an impressive 159-102 record which saw Minot State post six consecutive winning seasons, a school record 36 wins in 2019 (36-18), and the Beavers won the 2018 NSIC Regular Season Championship. Coach Eul made the move to be closer to family in Missouri while continuing his coaching career. A national search for his replacement at Minot State currently is underway.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have displayed a flair for the dramatic ever since returning from the All-Star break. Luis Urías delivered a game-ending sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to bring home Andrew McCutchen as the Brewers edged the Minnesota Twins 7-6 on Tuesday night. The NL Central-leading Brewers have gone 4-1 since the All-Star break. In three of those wins, they were tied or behind in the eighth inning or later. McCutchen started the winning rally with a one-out single off Tyler Duffey (2-4), who then walked Kolten Wong and Hunter Renfroe to load the bases. Urías followed with a fly ball, and McCutchen slid home head first well ahead of right fielder Alex Kirilloff’s throw. Gio Urshela hit a three-run homer and Byron Buxton added a solo shot for the Twins, his 24th. Chris Archer (2-4, 3.41 ERA) starts for the Twins and Corbin Burnes (7-4, 2.20) pitches for the Brewers as this two-game series ends this afternoon with a matchup of right-handers.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Harrison Smith caught himself recently, like a play-action fake that got him going the wrong way, when an acquaintance asked him his age. The longest-tenured player on the Minnesota Vikings and one of the oldest safeties in the NFL turned 33 earlier this year, but the six-time Pro Bowl pick clearly does not feel that old. “I started saying 20-something,” Smith said. “You just forget. It just flies by. I still feel good, but every old guy says that. You’ve just got to see how I look, I guess.”
When the Vikings line up for their first full-team drills of training camp today, Smith will start his 11th season next to rookie Lewis Cine. Cine is the latest partner the Vikings have presented Smith in the back of the defense, and the first-round draft pick from Georgia has the potential to be the greatest of the group. From Jamarca Sanford (2012-13) to Robert Blanton (2014) to Andrew Sendejo (2015-17) to Anthony Harris (2018-20) to Xavier Woods last year, Smith has a track record of helping elevate the players at the opposite safety spot. None of them came with a skill set like Cine’s.
Smith has played in 145 regular season games, the most by any safety in the league who is currently on a roster. Devin McCourty (New England) and Kareem Jackson (Denver) are the only active players at the position who were born before Smith, who will be 34 on Feb. 2. If Smith appears in every game, as he’s done five times in 10 years, he would move into 15th place all-time for games played by a safety, according to Sportradar data. The only defensive players who’ve played in more games since he entered the NFL are Cameron Jordan (160), McCourty (158), Fletcher Cox (156), Bobby Wagner (151), Cameron Heyward (150) and Lavonte David (149).
Selected in the first round out of Notre Dame in 2012, Smith has made more Pro Bowls than every player in his draft class except three: Russell Wilson (nine), Bobby Wagner (eight) and Luke Kuechly, who retired with seven. Smith and wide receiver Adam Thielen, who joined Minnesota’s practice squad in 2013, are the only players who were with the Vikings before Mike Zimmer was hired as head coach in 2014. Zimmer was replaced by Kevin O’Connell this season, and with the staff change came a new system under defensive coordinator Ed Donatell. The learning process — and seeing strategy through a new set of eyes — has been nothing but invigorating for Smith.
“That stuff has always intrigued me,” Smith said. “Once you’re out there, as long as you know what you’re doing to some degree, you can still let it loose, go have fun and play football.”

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