K-Heart Sports – 09/26/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 092621 – 0700
MINOT, ND – Williston earned a pair of cross country titles on Saturday.
High School Boys Cross Country
RM Stoudt Invite – Jamestown (Top 5)
1. Williston, 45
2. Bismarck Century, 45
3. Bowman County, 126
4. Bismarck Legacy, 136
5. Kindred, 147
Individual winner: Griffin House of Bismarck Century, 15:54
High School Girls Cross Country
RM Stoudt Invite – Jamestown (Top 5)
1. Williston, 51
2. Grand Forks Red River, 70
3. Bismarck Legacy, 135
4. Rugby, 144
5. Bismarck Century, 187
Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 19:25
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot Invite
1. Minot, 543
2. West Fargo Sheyenne, 504
3. Bismarck Century, 364
4. Bismarck Legacy, 231
5. Mandan, 207
6. Bismarck High, 84
High School Boys Soccer
Williston 4, Mandan 3
College Football
Minnesota State-Mankato 68, Minot State 10
College Womens Volleyball
Winona State def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-14, 25-16
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 3, Austin Bruins 2
St. Cloud Norsemen 8, Bismarck Bobcats 3
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Teoscar Hern├índez, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays held their position in the playoff chase by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1. Toronto stayed two games behind Boston and New York in the AL wild-card race with seven games remaining. Robbie Ray scattered three hits in six innings as the Blue Jays ended a three-game slide. Semien hit his 43rd home run in the sixth for a 3-1 lead. That tied him with Davey Johnson of Atlanta in 1973 for the most home runs in a season by a second baseman.


UNDATED (AP) – Brian Kelly has broken a record set by a legendary coach.
Kelly became Notre Dame’s winningest coach as the 12th-ranked Fighting Irish clobbered No. 18 Wisconsin, 41-13. It was Kelly’s 105th win with the Irish, surpassing Knute Rockne. Jack Coan faced his old team but came out of the game with a left leg injury in the third quarter. Coan was sacked five times while completing 15 of 29 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown. Drew Pyne was 6 of 8 for 81 yards and a TD in relief of Coan. Graham Mertz threw four interceptions for the Badgers, two that were returned for touchdowns in the final 2:30 minutes.

Meanwhile, Arkansas won an SEC matchup of Top-25 teams. KJ Jefferson threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns before the 16th-ranked Razorbacks held on for a 20-10 triumph over No. 7 Texas A&M. Jefferson came up limping and favoring his left leg after getting tackled out of bounds to start the second half, and left a few plays later. The Aggies hadn’t allowed a passing touchdown this season until Jefferson’s 85-yard score to Treylon Burks late in the first quarter, making it 10-0.
In other Top-25 college football action:
– Jameson Williams opened the game with a 100-yard kickoff return, then added an 81-yard touchdown catch and another 83-yard runback in No. 1 Alabama’s 63-14 pounding of Southern Miss. Bryce Young was nearly flawless in throwing for five touchdowns while completing 20 of 22 passes for 313 yards.
– JT Daniels threw for 121 yards and two touchdowns playing only the first quarter of second-ranked Georgia’s biggest rout of Vanderbilt, 62-0. The Bulldogs nearly had more points than Vandy managed yards, outgaining the Commodores 524-77.
– Oregon dealt Arizona its 16th consecutive loss as Anthony Brown threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns to lead the third-ranked Ducks to a 41-19 rout of the Wildcats. The Ducks put it away on Bennett Williams’ 68-yard interception return for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
– Gabe Brkic nailed a 30-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 4 Oklahoma a 16-13 win over West Virginia. Spencer Rattler completed all six of his passes for 54 yards on the final drive to get the Sooners into scoring range after starting at the Oklahoma 8 with 3:39 left.
– Spencer Petras threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns as fifth-ranked Iowa came back from a 14-7 halftime deficit to beat Colorado State, 24-14. The Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on back-to-back possessions that took a combined four plays in the third quarter.
– Sean Clifford passed for four touchdowns and a career-high 401 yards, leading No. 6 Penn State to a 38-17 victory over Villanova. Clifford completed 19 of 26 passes, finding Parker Washington for two TDs and Jahan Dotson and KeAndre Lambert-Smith for one apiece.
– Devin Leary threw for four touchdowns, including the winning 22-yard pass to Devin Carter as North Carolina State stunned No. 9 Clemson, 27-21 in double-overtime. The Wolfpack celebrated after stopping the Tigers on downs near the goal line, damaging Clemson’s shot at a spot in the ACC title game.
– True freshman quarterback Kyle McCord overcame early jitters to throw for 319 yards and two touchdowns in Ohio State’s 59-7 thrashing of Akron. Freshman TreVeyon Henderson ran for 93 yards and two scores in the first half for the 10th-ranked Buckeyes.
– Eleventh-ranked Florida racked up a 38-14 win over Tennessee as Emory Jones had two touchdown passes to go with a career-high 144 yards rushing. He became the Gators’ first QB to top 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing since Tim Tebow in 2009.
– Baylor pulled out a 31-29 win over No. 14 Iowa State as Gerry Bohanon threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. The Bears stopped a two-point try with 24 seconds left and recovering the ensuing onside kick to secure their first win over a ranked opponent since 2015.
– Baylor Romney threw for a career-high 305 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 15 BYU to a 35-27 victory over South Florida. Tyler Allgeier ran for 81 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help the Cougars earn their sixth straight victory dating to last season.
– No. 17 Coastal Carolina scored on eight of nine possessions in a 53-3 thrashing of UMass. Grayson McCall threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, helping the Chanticleers start off 4-0 for the second straight season.
– Hassan Haskins ran for touchdowns on 19th-ranked Michigan’s first two possessions of a 20-13 victory against Rutgers. The Wolverines won despite being held to 112 yards rushing after entering the game leading the nation at 350 yards per game on the ground.
– Chester Kimbrough intercepted a pass in overtime before Matt Coghlin made a 21-yard field goal to keep No. 20 Michigan State unbeaten with a 23-20 decision over Nebraska. Jayden Reed returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown with 3:47 left in regulation to tie it 20-all for the Spartans.
– Jeff Sims came off the bench to run for three touchdowns and pass for another in Georgia Tech’s 45-24 rout of No. 21 North Carolina.
– No. 23 Auburn rallied to beat Georgia State, 34-24 as Shedrick Jackson caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from T.J. Finley with 45 seconds remaining.
– Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and also ran for two short scores to help No. 24 UCLA earn a 35-24 victory at Stanford.
– Spencer Sanders completed 22 of 34 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns, leading Oklahoma State to a 31-20 victory over No. 25 Kansas State.


SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – Only a total collapse by the United States Ryder Cup team on Sunday will prevent it from coming away with the trophy. The U.S. closed out Saturday’s fourball matches with an 11-5 lead over Europe, its biggest two-day advantage since 1975. Bryson DeChambeau and Scottie Scheffler won the day’s final best-ball match 3 and 1 over Tommy Fleetwood and Viktor Hovland to split the afternoon matches. America’s other point in the afternoon came from Dustin Johnson, who improved to 4-0 for the week. Johnson paired with Collin Morikawa for a 4-and-3 win over Ian Poulter and Rory McIlroy. The Americans need just 3 1/2 points on Sunday to claim the cup. No team has won fewer than 3 1/2 points on the final day since the tournament has been closing with 12 singles matches.



UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the three most storied franchises in National League history, but they’ve never had a winning streak as long as they own right now. The Cardinals picked up their 15th consecutive win as Harrison Bader, Tyler O’Neill and Paul DeJong homered in an 8-5 win over the Cubs in Chicago. Catcher Yadier Molina and center fielder Bader were part of a pair of rundowns that became a double play, preserving the Redbirds’ one-run lead in the eighth. It was the fourth double play of the afternoon for the Cards, who have homered 11 times in the first three games of the series. St. Louis topped the previous club record of 14 straight wins set in 1935.

In Saturday’s other Major League action:
– The Braves still lead the NL East by 1 1/2 games over Philadelphia after Jorge Soler delivered a tiebreaking double in the 10th inning of a 10-8 win at San Diego. Soler also hit a three-run homer in the sixth as Atlanta eliminated San Diego from playoff contention.
– Ranger Suarez pitched a four-hit shutout while striking out seven as the Phillies beat the Pirates, 3-0. Bryce Harper hit his 34th home run and Matt Vierling hit his first major league homer, both coming in the third inning of Philadelphia’s fifth win in a row.
– Brandon Belt went deep twice and the Giants increased their lead in the NL West to two games over the Dodgers with a 7-2 win against the Rockies. Belt’s second blast was San Francisco’s 236th homer of the season, surpassing the 235 total of the 2001 club.
– Ketel Marte and Carson Kelly homered early off Clayton Kershaw before the Diamondbacks completed a 7-2 win over the Dodgers. Zac Gallen pitched one-run ball for six innings as Arizona denied Los Angeles its 100th victory.
– The Brewers’ magic number to clinch the NL Central is one after Corbin Burnes struck out nine while allowing five hits over six innings of a 2-1 win versus the Mets. Eduardo Escobar’s two-run single in the third highlighted Milwaukee’s four-hit attack.
– The Rays rolled to a 7-3 win over the Marlins to become the second AL team to wrap up a division title. Mike Zunino smacked a go-ahead homer and Brandon Lowe later added a pair of RBI doubles for the AL East champs.
– The Yankees picked up their fifth straight win and moved into a tie with Boston for the first AL wild card by defeating the Red Sox, 5-3 on Giancarlo Stanton’s grand slam in the eighth inning. Kevin Plawecki and Bobby Dalbec homered for the Red Sox, who have dropped two straight after carrying a seven-game winning streak into the series.
– The Blue Jays remain two outs out of an AL playoff berth after Teoscar Hernandez, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered in their 6-1 downing of the Twins. Semien hit his 43rd home run to tie the record for most home runs in a season by a second baseman.
– The Athletics pulled out a 2-1 decision over the Astros on Starling Marte’s game-ending double with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Josh Harrison had an RBI single and Elvis Andrus singled twice for the A’s.
– The Indians posted a 6-0 shutout of the White Sox behind Eli Morgan, who allowed one hit in six innings. Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer and had an RBI single off All-star Lance Lynn, whose winless streak reached nine starts.
– Nick Castellanos slugged a solo home run with one out in the ninth inning to send the Reds past the Nationals, 7-6. Castellanos finished with three RBIs and Eugenio Suarez drove in two for Cincinnati.
– Miguel Cabrera drove in four runs, including a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning of the Tigers’ 5-1 decision over the Royals. Jeimer Candelario supplied a run-scoring double in Detroit’s fifth win in six games.
– Kelvin Gutierrez homered to cap a three-run seventh inning and the Orioles beat the Rangers, 3-2. The game was scoreless in the seventh when the 105-loss Orioles broke through against Texas starter Jordan Lyles.


UNDATED (AP) – Steelers star outside linebacker T.J. Watt won’t play against Cincinnati after all. The team has downgraded Watt from questionable to out for Sunday’s home game due to a groin injury suffered in last Sunday’s loss to the Raiders. He was limited in practice this week but said Friday he was hoping to play. Watt’s absence means the Steelers will be without both of their starting outside linebackers on Sunday.

In other NFL news:
– The Dolphins have placed quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on injured reserve. That means he will miss at least three games before he can return from fractured ribs. Jacoby Brissett is set to start for Miami on Sunday.
– Packers offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers due to an ankle injury. Jenkins got hurt during Monday night’s 35-17 victory over the Lions, though he remained in the game. The Packers also announced that tight end Dominique Dafney won’t play against the Niners due to a hip injury.
– Chargers defensive lineman Justin Jones will miss his second straight game after being downgraded to out for Sunday’s clash with the Chiefs in Kansas City. Jones suffered a calf injury in Los Angeles’ 20-16 win over Washington on Sept. 12 and has not practiced the last two weeks. Edge rusher Joey Bosa is questionable and remains a game time decision due to ankle and toe injuries.


WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Wizards forward Rui Hachimura will miss the start of training camp for personal reasons. The team says it’s an excused absence and there will be more updates when appropriate. Hachimura averaged 13.8 points over 57 games last season. He averaged 13.5 points as a rookie in 2019-20.



OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – The Ottawa Senators have acquired Zach Sanford, sending St. Louis native Logan Brown to the Blues for the veteran forward. St. Louis also receives a conditional 2022 draft pick from Ottawa. Sanford had 10 goals and 16 points in 52 games for the Blues last season.

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