K-Heart Sports – 09/24/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – It’s Friday, and that means high school football is on the air. We’ll head to Surrey for a Class 9B contest as the Mustangs host the Lewis & Clark Bombers. The Mustangs are 3-1 on the season and receiving votes in the state poll. Lewis & Clark enters tonight’s Region 7 contest at 3-2 and on a three game winning streak. Live coverage is set to begin around 6:45 pm on 106.9 K-Heart and online at www.khrt.com.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys soccer team bounced back from their first loss of the season to end the regular season with a win. The Magicians as the No. 1 seed will play No. 2 Bismarck High in the WDA Tournament championship one week from Saturday.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 2, Dickinson 0
Bismarck Century 3, Bismarck Legacy 1
Jamestown 0, Bismarck High 0
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 9, Jamestown 0 (Magicians finish regular season 6-0 in WDA and No. 1-seed)
Bismarck Legacy 9, Bismarck High 0
Bismarck Century 5, Williston 2
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
#2 Jamestown def. Minot, (3-0)
#4 Bismarck High def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Dickinson, (3-0)
Bismarck Legacy def. Mandan, (3-1)
 
Class B
#6 Kenmare def. Tioga, 25-14, 25-13, 25-13
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Bishop Ryan, 31-29, 25-16, 25-18
Lewis & Clark def. Glenburn, 25-22, 25-23, 24-26, 25-16
Des Lacs-Burlington def. South Prairie-Max, 25-17, 25-16, 25-15
Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood def. Surrey, (3-2)
Drake-Anamoose def. Bottineau, 25-21, 25-20, 16-25, 25-22
Velva def. T-G-U, 25-14, 25-16, 25-20
Stanley def. Powers Lake, 25-15, 25-19, 25-19
Ray def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-10, 25-14, 25-12
New Town def Alexander, (3-0)
Trenton def. Parshall, 25-11, 25-11, 25-14
Grant County def. Washburn, 25-18, 25-21, 25-19
Nelson County def. Rolette, (3-1)
Benson County def. St. John, (3-0)
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins beat Toronto 7-2 to bump the Blue Jays back in the AL wild-card race. Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start for the Twins. The loss was especially costly for Toronto. The Blue Jays fell a full game behind New York for the second spot and three games behind wild-card leader Boston. Left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. exited in the fifth inning after teammate Randal Grichuk accidentally stepped on his right hand in the outfield. X-rays were negative.
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VIKINGS-COUSINS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kirk Cousins is off to a strong start this season. The problem is the Minnesota Vikings don’t have any wins to show for it. They’re 0-2 after two losses by a combined four points. This would be an ideal week for Cousins to make another stride as a quarterback. The Vikings host their nemesis, the Seattle Seahawks. They’ve lost to the Seahawks on the road in each of the past three years. Cousins is 1-5 in his NFL career against Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. They entered the league in 2012. The game is the Vikings home opener.
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NFL-THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

HOUSTON (AP) – The Carolina Panthers are hoping their latest victory didn’t come at a heavy price. The Panthers completed a 24-9 win over the Texans after losing Christian McCaffrey to an injury early in the second quarter. McCaffrey came in leading the league in scrimmage yards. Everything else went well for the Panthers as they improved to 3-0 for the first time since their 2015 run to the NFC championship. Sam Darnold threw for 304 yards and ran for two touchdowns, putting the game away when he bulled in from 1-yard out to make it 24-9 with about four minutes left. Carolina’s top-ranked defense put the squeeze on Houston rookie Davis Mills in his first career start, sacking him four times and holding him to 168 yards passing. Mills was pressed into action after Tyrod Taylor suffered a hamstring injury last Sunday and was placed on injured reserve.

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GOLF-RYDER CUP

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The Ryder Cup is underway on a chilly morning at Wisconsin’s Whistling Straits. Engulfed by horseshoe-shaped stands with thousands of fans chanting “USA, USA” in 50-degree weather, Sergio Garcia led off the day’s first foursomes match with a tee shot up against the lip of a bunker left of the fairway. Garcia and Jon Rahm, each from Spain, were facing Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth in the day’s first match. Thomas placed his opening tee shot in the middle of the fairway. The next match off is between Dustin Johnson and Collin Morikawa of the United States and Paul Casey and Viktor Hovland of Europe. The other matches pit Brooks Koepka and Daniel Berger against Lee Westwood and Matt Fitzpatrick, and Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele against Rory McIlory and Ian Poulter. The U.S. is trying to recapture the cup after losing in Paris three years ago. Europe has won the Ryder Cup in nine of the last 12 meetings.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The American League has its first division title winner of the season. The White Sox have clinched the AL Central title by taking Game 1 of a doubleheader with the Indians, 7-2. Tim Anderson homered twice and had four RBIs while Chicago built a 7-0 lead by the second inning. Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez added back-to-back solo homers for the White Sox, who will be making back-to-back postseason appearances for the first time in their 121-season history. The Sox hadn’t won a division crown since 2008.

In the nightcap, Oscar Mercado delivered a two-run, walk-off homer in the seventh as Cleveland earned a split with a 5-3 victory. Owen Miller hit a two-run single to put the Indians ahead in the sixth, but Chicago tied it in the seventh on an error by Yu Chang.
 
Checking out the rest of Thursday’s Major League action:
 
– The Giants’ lead in the NL West is down to a game over Los Angeles after San Francisco’s 7-6 loss at San Diego. Jurickson Profar raced home on Victor Caratini’s infield single with one out in the 10th inning. Pinch-hitter Austin Slater hit a three-run homer to give the Giants a 5-4 lead with one out in the sixth.
 
– Max Muncy led off the 10th inning with a two-run homer to complete the Dodgers’ comeback in a 7-5 victory at Colorado. Muncy’s 35th home run of the season followed Trea Turner’s game-tying, RBI single with two out in the ninth. Max Scherzer struggled in allowing five runs over as many innings, but he remains undefeated since joining the Dodgers.
 
– The Cardinals’ winning streak is now at 12 games after they stormed back from a 5-0 deficit to beat the Brewers, 8-5. Paul Goldschmidt homered twice and had three RBIs for the Redbirds, who own their longest winning streak since the 1982 World Series team. Yadier Molina had two RBIs, including the run-scoring single that ignited the Cards’ comeback.
 
– The Phillies trailed 6-0 in the third inning before Didi Gregorius, Ronald Torreyes and J.T. Realmuto homered to power them to a 12-6 comeback over the Pirates. Gregorius began the comeback with a solo blast during a five-run third and Torreyes put Philadelphia ahead with a three-run shot in the sixth. Realmuto followed with a two-run homer and a two-run single as the Phils pulled within two games of Atlanta for the NL East lead.
 
– The Diamondbacks put together a five-run seventh that allowed them to beat the Braves, 6-4. Carson Kelly tied it with a three-run homer and Daulton Varsho added the go-ahead double that ended Atlanta’s four-game winning streak. Austin Riley homered for the third straight game as the Braves took a 3-0 lead off Madison Bumgarner with a three-run third.
 
– Juan Soto hit solo homers in consecutive innings to give the Nationals a 3-0 lead in a 3-2 win against the Reds. Soto was 3-for-3 with a walk as he raised his batting average to a National League-leading .325. The Reds scored twice in the ninth before falling 5 1/2 games out of a playoff berth with nine remaining.
 
– Shohei Ohtani scored the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning as the Angels beat the Astros, 3-2 to halt a six-game losing streak. The game was tied 1-all when Jack Mayfield lined a double off Lance McCullers Jr. to score Ohtani and Jared Walsh. Mayfield had six RBIs in the four-game series against his former team as Houston’s magic number for clinching the AL West stayed at three.
 
– The Twins notched a 7-2 win over the Blue Jays as Nick Gordon drove in four runs and Michael Pineda won his third straight start. Toronto fell a full game behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card and finished the game without Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who had his hand stepped on by teammate Randal Grichuk in the outfield.
 
– The Mariners picked up their fifth straight win by turning a 4-1 deficit into a 6-5 decision over the Athletics. Cal Raleigh started the comeback with a two-run homer, Mitch Haniger tied it with his 35th and Luis Torrens followed with a two-run shot. The outcome puts the Mariners two games behind the idle Yankees for the second AL wild card. The A’s are four back.
 
– Zac Lowther lowered his ERA to 7.66 by scattering three hits while fanning seven over five innings of the Orioles’ 3-0 shutout of the Rangers. Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays hit solo homers for Baltimore.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has been given a one-year contract extension through 2022 despite a National League-worst 49-104 record this season. The extension includes an option for 2023. Lovullo became Arizona’s skipper in 2017, leading the team to a 93-69 mark and a wild-card berth. The Diamondbacks compiled winning records in each of their first there years under Lovullo, but they are 65 games under .500 since the start of last season.

 
In other Major League news:
 
– Blue Jays reliever Ryan Borucki has been suspended for three games for intentionally hitting Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier with a pitch in the latest salvo in a spat between the two AL East competitors. Manager Charlie Montoyo was also suspended for Thursday’s game and handed an undisclosed fine. Borucki appealed the decision by MLB senior vice president Mike Hill, delaying the discipline until completion of the process.
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NFL-NEWS

BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr.’s comeback is down to its final days, but the Cleveland Browns wide receiver didn’t commit to playing Sunday against the Chicago Bears. Beckham said he’s still taking things day by day in his return from a season-ending knee injury suffered in October. He spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time in nearly a year to explain the challenge of overcoming his latest injury while also giving vague answers about when he’ll be back on the field.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel has failed his pre-training camp physical and has been placed on injured reserve. That leaves the two sides no closer to a resolution over how to treat a herniated disk he suffered in March. General manager Kevyn Adams says Eichel was also stripped of his captaincy as the Sabres opened camp. The developments mean Eichel is out for the foreseeable future, with a growing likelihood that the face of the franchise has already played his final game with the team that selected him with the No. 2 pick in the 2015 draft. The Sabres failed in their attempts to trade the five-time 20-goal scorer during the offseason.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The league is counting on most of its players to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The league says 10 to 15 players out of 700 will likely not be vaccinated with the season begins Oct. 12. One of them is Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi, who calls it a personal decision. He faces a loss of more than $400,000 if he cannot travel to Canada to play in games because of virus protocols.
 
– The Rangers say they’ll honor late Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert by wearing a patch featuring his No. 7 on their jerseys this season. Players will also wear white “Gilbert” jerseys for pregame warmups prior to the home opener at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14 that will be auctioned off for charity. Gilbert died in August at age 80.
 
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