K-Heart Sports

 
K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 102220 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – With the playoffs beginning this weekend, this week is the final the 9-Man and Class A Football polls of the season. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
 
9-Man Football Poll
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Week
 
1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(9) 8-0 79 T1
2. Cavalier (8) 9-0 76 T1
3. Kidder County (1) 6-1 49 3
4. Grant County-Flasher 7-1 46 5
5. May-Port-CG 6-1 7 RV

Others receiving votes (RV): Linton-HMB(5-2), North Border (7-1), Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (7-2)

 
 
Class A Football Poll
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Week
 
1. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich(17) 9-0 89 1
2. Lisbon (1) 6-0 64 2
3. Velva 8-0 60 3
4. Oakes 6-1 34 4
T5. Bishop Ryan 7-2 9 RV
T5. Dickinson Trinity 6-2 9 RV

Others receiving votes (RV): Grafton (7-2), Shiloh Christian (6-2), Thompson(4-2)

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MINOT, ND – A handful of football and volleyball games were played last night.
 
High School Football
 
Class AAA
#1 Bismarck Century 21, #3 Bismarck High 7
Minot 39, Williston 14
Bismarck Legacy 26, Dickinson 21
 
Class A
Tioga 26, South Prairie 12
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#3 Jamestown def. Dickinson 25-16, 25-19, 25-20
Minot def. Bismarck St. Mary’s 25-16, 25-15, 25-15
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston 25-13, 25-14, 25-17
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MLB-WORLD SERIES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The World Series is tied at a game apiece after Brandon Lowe broke out of a three-week slump. Lowe homered twice and had three RBIs as the Rays downed the Dodgers, 6-4. He put the Rays ahead with a first-inning blast and added a two-run shot that made it 5-0 in the fifth. Lowe was hitting just .107 this postseason, including an 0-for-4 performance in Game 1.

Joey Wendle laced a two-run double and a sacrifice fly for Tampa Bay, which bounced back from Tuesday’s 8-3 loss.
 
Rays starting pitcher Blake Snell had a no-hitter until Chris Taylor unloaded a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth. Snell followed that with a walk and another hit before leaving the game without a chance to pick up the victory.
 
Will Smith hit a solo homer in the sixth and Corey Seager did likewise in the eighth before the Rays’ bullpen closed it out. Diego Castillo struck out the only batter he faced to pick up the save. Tony Gonsolin took the loss.
 
The series continues Friday.
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NBA-PELICANS-VAN GUNDY

UNDATED (AP) – Stan Van Gundy has agreed to become the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. He will replace Alvin Gentry, who was let go after the Pelicans went 30-42 this season and missed the playoffs. Van Gundy spent parts of 12 seasons coaching Miami, Orlando and Detroit, winning 58% of his games and going to the playoffs eight times. Now, he gets the chance to work with No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Carolina Panthers have added kicker Joey Slye and offensive tackle Trent Scott to the COVID-19 reserve list, bringing their total number of players on the list to four. Scott becomes the third reserve offensive lineman to be placed on the COVID-19/reserve list in the last six days, joining Tyler Larsen and Michael Schofield. The moves don’t necessarily mean those players have tested positive; they could have come in close contact with someone who has tested positive. The Panthers face the Saints Sunday at New Orleans.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Raiders sent all five starting offensive linemen home as part of coronavirus contact tracing after right tackle Trent Brown was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list with a positive test. The Raiders held practice without their starting five as they prepare for a home game against Tampa Bay.
 
– A’Shawn Robinson has been designated to return to practice with the Rams this week. He’s been on the non-football injury list for unspecified reasons at the start of training camp.
 
– Jets quarterback Sam Darnold returned to practice for the first time since spraining his throwing shoulder. He could have a chance to play Sunday against the Bills after missing the last two games.
 
– A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Jets have traded outside linebacker Jordan Willis to the 49ers. The Jets are also sending a 2021 seventh-round draft pick to the 49ers for a sixth-round selection in 2022.
 
– Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores says he regrets that his players found out about the team’s switch to quarterback Tua Tagovailoa through social media rather than from him. Tagovailoa, the fifth pick in the April draft, will make his first NFL start on Nov. 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.
 
– Washington will allow only friends and family in attendance at FedEx Field on Sunday against the Cowboys, even after Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan allowed teams to fill outdoor stadiums to 10% capacity. At 10% capacity, roughly 8,000 fans would be allowed, something that remains possible later this season.
 
– Veteran defensive end/linebacker Aaron Lynch has unretired and been reinstated to Jacksonville’s roster. Lynch walked away in August after just a few days of training camp.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS

UNDATED (AP) – Former Masters champion Adam Scott has tested positive for the coronavirus and has pulled out of the Zozo Championship at Sherwood. Scott is the second high-profile golfer to test positive in as many weeks. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson tested positive last week in Las Vegas.

 
In other virus-related developments:
 
– Phil Mickelson was planning to play the Houston Open a week before the Masters. That was before the tournament announced it was selling 2,000 tickets a day. That was enough for Mickelson to say he probably would play on the PGA Champions Tour that week in Phoenix. Mickelson says if the Charles Schwab Cup Championship also has limited spectators, then he probably would go to Houston.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-LSU-PENALTIES

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – LSU has self-imposed penalties for NCAA rules violations by the football program that include a reduction of scholarships and a two-year ban from its athletic facilities for Browns star and former Tigers receiver Odell Beckham Jr. That’s according to a report by Sports Illustrated. LSU acknowledged it was working with the NCAA and had self-imposed penalties but provided no other details. Beckham was seen handing out cash to LSU players on the field after last year’s College Football Playoff national championship game, a violation that is considered minor. A more serious violation involves an LSU booster paying $180,000 that was embezzled from a charity to the father of a former LSU football player.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Penn State’s Pat Chambers has resigned following an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by the Nittany Lions basketball coach. The 49-year-old Chambers had been at the school for nine years and was coming off the team’s best season under his directions. Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour said in a statement that assistant coach Jim Ferry was being elevated to interim coach for the coming season. NCAA basketball season starts Nov. 25.

 
In other college basketball news:
 
– Kentucky has announced that the NCAA and Southeastern Conference have granted transfers Olivier Sarr and Jacob Toppin immediate eligibility to play this season. Both post players provide experience for the Wildcats, whose only returning regular is sophomore forward Keion Brooks Jr. The 7-foot Sarr played three years at Wake Forest and averaged 13.7 points, nine rebounds and 1.2 blocks last season.
 
(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 102120 – 0700
 
 
MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century an Linton-HMB remain atop their respective volleyball polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
 
Class A Volleyball Poll
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Week
 
1. Bismarck Century (13) 11-0 65 1
2. West Fargo 20-2 52 2
T3. Jamestown 9-2 32 3
T3. Fargo Davies 20-4 32 4
5. Grand Forks Red River 12-4 5 RV
 
Others receiving votes (RV): Mandan (8-4), Bismarck High (7-5), Fargo Shanley (8-4)
 
 
Class B Volleyball Poll
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Week
 
1. Linton-HMB (11) 16-0 127 1
2. Thompson (1) 14-1 107 3
3. Oakes 13-1 102 2
4. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich (1) 12-2 100 4
5. Dickinson Trinity 14-1 79 5
6. Northern Cass 9-1 60 6
7. Rugby 12-3 45 7
8. Grafton 13-2 40 9
9. Flasher 12-1 38 8
10. Beulah 10-2 7 T10
 
Others receiving votes (RV): Heart River (11-2), Kindred (7-2), Des Lacs-Burlington (10-3), Velva (13-2), Central Cass (10-3)
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MINOT, ND – Volleyball and football in the area last night.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck High 25-23, 18-25, 25-15, 25-9
Watford City def. Minot 25-8, 25-17, 25-23
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Williston 29-27, 25-14, 25-14
Mandan def. Dickinson 25-14, 25-16, 25-19
 
Class B
#4 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Harvey-Wells County 25-12, 25-8, 25-11
#7 Rugby def. Surrey 25-6, 25-13, 25-15
#9 Flasher def. Standing Rock (3-0)
Drake-Anamoose def. South Prairie 25-23, 25-18, 25-11
Kenmare def. Bishop Ryan 25-16, 25-15, 22-25, 25-16
Stanley def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 25-18, 25-13, 25-16
Hazen def. Killdeer 25-19, 21-25, 25-12, 25-17
Powers Lake def. Parshall 22-25, 25-12, 26-24, 25-14
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. Harvey-Wells County 25-22, 25-15, 25-15
Rolla def. Nelson County 25-11, 21-25, 25-13, 25-23
 
High School Football
 
Class AA
#1 Bismarck St. Mary’s 53, Stanley 0
#3 Beulah 48, Watford City 0
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MINOT, ND – The Class A and 9-Man football playoff begin this weekend. We’ll bring you a pair of Class A games on our two stations.
 
High School Football
Class A
 
First Round (Sat 10/24)
(Region#Seed)
 
R1#4 Thompson at (No. 1 overall) R2#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 1 pm
R2#3 Carrington at R1#2 Oakes, 2 pm
R3#4 Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central at (No. 4 overall) R4#1 Shiloh Christian, 2 pm
R4#3 Killdeer (7-2) at R3#2 Bishop Ryan, 2 pm (HEARD ON 1320 AM)
R2#4 Harvey-Wells County at (No. 2 overall) R1#1 Lisbon, 2 pm
R1#3 Sargent County (4-2) at R2#2 Grafton, 2 pm
R4#4 Bowman County (5-2) at (No. 3 overall) R3#1 Velva, 2:30 pm (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
R3#3 Nedrose at R4#2 Dickinson Trinity, 7 pm Central
 
 
High School Football
9-Man
 
First Round (Sat 10/24)
(Region#Seed)
 
R1#4 Tri-State at (No. 1 overall) R2#1 Cavalier, 2:30 pm
R2#3 North Prairie at R1#2 May-Port-CG, 2 pm
R4#4 Beach (5-2) at (No. 4 overall) R3#1 Divide County, 2:30 pm
R3#3 Ray-Powers Lake at R4#2 Kidder County, 2 pm
R2#4 St. John (6-3) at (No. 2 overall) R1#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, 2 pm
R1#3 Wyndmere-Lidgerwood at R2#2 North Border, 2 pm
R3#4 T-G-U at (No. 3 overall) R4#1 Grant County-Flasher, 2 pm
R4#3 Linton-HMB at R3#2 Surrey, 2 pm
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MINOT, ND – In about a week the district volleyball tournaments begin. To our knowledge, for the first time ever a Minot radio station will broadcast high school volleyball. We’ll broadcast matches from the District 12 Tournament. Due to COVID, instead of the tournament being held at a single site each match will be hosted at the higher seed at the same time. That means we will only be able to broadcast one match in each round.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
District 12 Tournament
First Round (Thu 10/29)
#8 Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood at #1 Des Lacs-Burlington, 7 pm
#5 Surrey at #4 Glenburn, 7 pm
#7 South Prairie at #2 Our Redeemer’s, 7 pm
#6 Lewis & Clark at #3 Bishop Ryan, 7 pm (HEARD ON 106.9 FM)
 
District 11 Tournament
First Round (Thu 10/29)
#1 Rugby, bye
#5 Newburg-Westhope at #4 Drake-Anamoose, 7 pm
#7 T-G-U at #2 Velva, 7 pm
#6 Bottineau at #3 Nedrose, 7 pm
 
Both tournament continue with loser out and semifinal on Friday, October 30th. Region qualifiers and championship set for Monday, November 2nd.
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MLB-WORLD SERIES

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers are three wins away from their first World Series title in 32 years. Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts homered to support Clayton Kershaw as the Dodgers whipped the Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.

 
The Dodgers went ahead, 2-0 on Bellinger’s two-run homer in the fourth before tacking on four more runs in the fifth. Bellinger was fit to play after suffering a right shoulder injury while celebrating his tiebreaking home run in Game 7 of the NLCS two nights earlier. Bellinger went deep off Tyler Glasnow, who struggled with his command. Glasnow was reached for six runs on three hits and six walks in 4 1/3 innings.
 
Kevin Kiermaier’s solo blast in the fifth pushed Tampa Bay within a run before Betts scored on a fielder’s choice in the bottom half to restore L.A.’s two-run lead. Will Smith, Chris Taylor and Kike Hernandez followed with RBI singles.
 
Betts led off the bottom of the sixth with a blast to widen the gap. Justin Turner and Max Muncy added consecutive doubles to give Los Angeles an 8-1 lead.
 
Kershaw limited the Rays to two hits and a walk while striking out eight over six innings. Kershaw is 3-1 this postseason.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Rookie Tua Tagovailoa has been named the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback. A person with knowledge of the decision says the former Alabama star will make his first NFL start on Nov. 1 against the Los Angeles Rams following the team’s bye week. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been demoted despite leading the Dolphins to consecutive victories and throwing for three touchdowns in Sunday’s 24-0 shutout of the New York Jets. Miami is 3-3 this season.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Bears have signed former Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Teo to their practice squad. Th 2012 Heisman finalist has made 48 starts and 62 appearances over seven seasons with Chargers and Saints, recording 307 tackles and 22 for loss along with 13 pass breakups and two interceptions.
 
– The Rams have signed veteran kicker Kai Forbath from the Bears’ practice squad after a rocky start to the season for rookie Samuel Sloman. Los Angeles drafted Sloman in the seventh round last spring, but he has missed three of his 18 extra-point attempts this season.
 
– Panthers starting safety Juston Burris and reserve wide receiver Keith Kirkwood will miss at least the next three games after both were placed on injured reserve. Burris injured his ribs in Carolina’s 23-16 loss to the Bears on Sunday, and Kirkwood re-injured a shoulder that had kept him out of action the first five weeks.
 
– The Saints will start having fans in the stands for home games beginning Sunday against the Panthers. The team and the mayor agreed to a phased plan that will start with 3,000 tickets for Sunday’s. Attendance would increase to 6,000 fans for November games with San Francisco and Atlanta and up to 15,000 in December for games against Kansas City and Minnesota. The plan is subject to any changes in local health and safety guidelines.
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MLB-MANFRED INTERVIEW

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he hopes to keep two of this year’s innovations: expanded playoffs and starting extra innings with runners on second base. Manfred also says the 30 teams combined for $3 billion in operating losses due the pandemic, which caused all 898 regular-season games to be played in empty ballparks without fans. After opening day was delayed from March 26 to July 23, MLB and the players’ association agreed to expand the number of teams in the playoffs from 10 to 16. Manfred has previously advocated a future expansion of the playoffs to 14 teams.

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MLB-NEWS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the proposed purchase of 95% of the New York Mets by an entity of billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has been approved by Major League Baseball’s ownership committee. Baseball’s executive council will consider the deal next and is expected to forward it for a vote by all owners. Final approval is likely to take place in the next month. The sale values the franchise at $2.4 billion to $2.5 billion.

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NBA-PACERS COACH

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Pacers have hired Nate Bjorkgren as their new coach. The decision ends a search that began when the Pacers fired longtime coach Nate McMillan on Aug. 26. Bjorkgren spent the past two seasons as an assistant to Toronto coach Nick Nurse and was part of the Raptors 2018-19 title run.

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NBA-CLIPPERS-LUE

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Clippers have confirmed their hiring of Tyronn Lue to replace Doc Rivers as head coach. Lue spent last season working as a Clippers assistant under Doc Rivers, who was L.A.’s head coach for seven years before going to the Philadelphia 76ers a couple weeks ago. Lue was on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ staff when he replaced the fired David Blatt during the 2015-16 season. Under Lue’s guidance, the Cavs and LeBron James went on to win their first-ever NBA championship.

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – The Mountain West football game between New Mexico and Colorado State has been canceled due to COVID-19. The Lobos were scheduled to play the Rams on Saturday in Fort Collins, Colorado, but there’s a prevalence of the virus in the New Mexico county of Bernalillo. There is no plan to reschedule the game.

 
Elsewhere in college football:
 
– Florida’s COVID-19 outbreak seems to be contained. The 10th-ranked Gators reported four new positives since the middle of last week, when they postponed two games because of the novel coronavirus.
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MLB-COUSINS OBIT

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) – Former major league umpire Derryl Cousins has died at 74. Cousins got his spot in the big leagues during the umpires’ strike in 1979 and stayed on the job through the 2012 season. He called the World Series in 2005, 1999 and 1988 and also worked seven League Championship Series, five Division Series and three All-Star Games. Craig Cousins said his brother died at home Monday after a bout with cancer.

 
(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 102020 – 0700
 
 
MINOT, ND – Very few changes in the Class AAA and Class AA Football polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Class AAA Football Poll
 
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Week
1. Bismarck Century (10) 6-0 67 1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (3) 6-0 58 2
3. Bismarck High (2) 6-0 55 3
4. Fargo Davies 6-1 30 4
5. West Fargo 4-2 12 5
 
Others receiving votes: Jamestown (4-2), Fargo Shanley (4-3)
 
Class AA Football Poll
 
Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Week
1. Bismarck St. Mary’s (15) 7-0 75 1
2. Hillsboro-Central Valley 7-1 59 2
3. Beulah 5-2 39 4
4. Kindred 4-1 37 3
5. Central Cass 3-4 7 5
 
Others receiving votes: Devils Lake (3-5), Valley City (2-4)
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MINOT, ND – Volleyball scoreboard:
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#5 Mandan def. Bismarck Legacy 25-13, 25-20, 20-25, 28-26
 
Class B
#10 Beulah def. Killdeer 25-19, 25-20, 25-17
Nedrose def. Surrey (3-2)
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Bottineau 25-10, 25-14, 25-10
Newburg-Westhope def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 25-20, 9-25, 18-25, 26-24, 19-17
Velva def. South Prairie 25-23, 25-10, 25-12
Hettinger-Scranton def. Hazen (3-0)
Trenton def. Stanley 25-15, 21-25, 25-12, 25-18
Trinity Christian def. Burke County 25-8, 25-12, 25-9
T-G-U def. Rolette (3-0)
Nelson County def. Dunseith (3-2)
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. St. John 25-17, 25-6, 25-13
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NFL-CHIEFS/BILLS

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs controlled time of possession in Buffalo on Monday while improving to 5-1 this season. Patrick Mahomes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire highlighted a Chiefs attack that gained 466 total yards in a 26-17 win over the Bills. Mahomes was 21 of 26 for 225 yards, including a pair of scoring strikes to Travis Kelce. Edwards-Helaire provided 161 of Kansas City’s 245 yards rushing. Mahomes’ first scoring toss made him the fastest player with 90 career TD passes. Mahomes did it in his 37th game, three fewer than the old mark held by Dan Marino. The 4-2 Bills managed just 206 yards in suffering their second straight loss. Josh Allen was 14 of 27 passing for 122 yards, two TDs and one interception.

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NFL-CARDINALS-COWBOYS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – It was a nice homecoming of sorts for quarterback Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury as the Arizona Cardinals hammered the Dallas Cowboys to improve to 4-2. Murray passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third in the Cardinals’ 38-10 dismantling of the Cowboys. The Dallas native misfired on eight of his first 11 passes and finished 9 of 24 for 188 yards. But Murray hit Christian Kirk in stride on an 80-yard touchdown for a 21-0 lead in the second quarter. Murray also ran for 74 yards as Arizona won their second straight since losing two in a row. Kingsbury picked up his first win in the Longhorn State since being fired by Texas Tech two years ago.

 
It was a tough night for Ezekiel Elliott, who set up the first two Arizona TDs with fumbles and finished with just 49 yards on 12 carries. Andy Dalton also struggled for Dallas in his first start since replacing injured quarterback Dak Prescott, completing 34 or 54 passes for 266 yards and two interceptions. Dalton didn’t get the Cowboys into the end zone until his one-yard TD toss to Amari Cooper with 2:48 remaining. Dallas still leads the NFC East despite a 2-4 record.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Tennessee Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee. The three-time Pro Bowl tackle was hurt with 6:12 left in the third quarter of Sunday’s overtime win against Houston. Lewan has started 85 of his 90 games played since being taken 11th overall by the Titans in the 2014 NFL draft.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Panthers have closed their facility for the next two days after receiving an “unconfirmed” positive coronavirus test. The team said in a statement that “the training room remains open and we are still scheduled to operate on our regular itinerary on Wednesday.” Panthers coach Matt Rhule said on a video conference call today that he received a phone call at 4:48 a.m. about the unconfirmed test, but wouldn’t say if it involved a player, coach or staff member.
 
– The Jets have agreed to trade veteran nose tackle Steve McLendon to the Buccaneers. New York also sends a 2023 seventh-round draft pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for the Buccaneers’ sixth-rounder in 2022.
 
– A person familiar with the review by the NFL and NFL Players Association says officials found instances when the Titans failed to wear masks at all times and were “insufficiently clear” to players about not meeting or working out once the facility closed. The findings were given to the Titans on Monday and will be considered for any potential discipline of the team. The person says there was no discussion of any discipline for an individual, including general manager Jon Robinson, coach Mike Vrabel or any players.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-PURDUE-BROHM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) – Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm has announced that he had contracted COVID-19 and would not be on the sideline for Saturday’s season-opener at home against Iowa. Instead, offensive coordinator Brian Brohm will replace his older brother and will continue calling plays. Purdue staff members are required to follow CDC guidelines, which means isolating for 10 days and remaining symptom-free.

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MLB-NEWS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Bill Miller will be the umpire crew chief for the World Series and will work home plate for Game 3 between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays. This will be the fourth World Series for the 53-year-old Miller. He made his big league debut in 1997 and has worked the Fall Classic in 2010, 2013 and 2017. Miller’s crew includes Jerry Meals, Mark Carlson, Laz Diaz, Chris Guccione, Marvin Hudson and Todd Tichenor.

 
Elsewhere in the majors:
 
– The Nationals have agreed to terms with Jim Hickey to be their pitching coach. Hickey is entering his 38th season in pro baseball after spending the past two with the Dodgers as a special assistant for player development. He has served as pitching coach for pennant-winning teams in Houston in 2005 and Tampa Bay three years later.
 
– Reds general manager Nick Krall has been named director of baseball operations for the team but will continue to handle GM duties. Krall replaces Dick Williams, who resigned Oct. 7 to assume a larger role in his family’s development business.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Christian Fischer to a two-year contract. The 23-year-old Fischer was a restricted free agent after providing six goals, nine hits and 140 hits in 56 games with the Coyotes last season.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with restricted free agent Tyson Jost. The 22-year-old forward scored eight goals and 23 points in 67 games for Colorado last season.
 
– Hall of Fame hockey broadcaster Mike Emrick has announced his retirement after almost 50 years behind the microphone. The man affectionately known as “Doc” for his Ph.D. in communications spent the past 15 years as the voice of the NHL in the United States. The 74-year-old Emrick called 22 Stanley Cup Finals and six Olympics since working his way up from the minors in the 1970s. He did the most recent NHL playoffs remotely from his home in Michigan.
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NASCAR-LARSON REINSTATED

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April, dropped by his sponsors and fired by Chip Ganassi Racing after he used the n-word while playing an online racing game in which viewers could follow along. Larson spent the last six months immersed in diversity programs that helped him gain an understanding of racial injustice. He did not apply for reinstatement until last week.

 
 
(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 101720 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Velva jumped out to a 40-0 lead at halftime and went on to defeat Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 60-0 in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. The #3-ranked Aggies finish the regular season undefeated at 8-0 and they will be the No. 1-seed from Region 3 in the Class A playoffs. The Honkers end the regular season at 4-4 and will be the No. 4-seed from Region 3.
 
In our other broadcast on 1320 KHRT, it took overtime for T-G-U to defeat Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 30-24. With the win the Titans make the playoffs at 5-2 in 9-Man Region 3, while the Mavericks finish the year 4-4 in Region 3 and 4-5 overall.
 
Other scores:
 
High School Football
 
Class AAA
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 42, Fargo South 14
#4 Fargo Davies 42, Fargo Shanley 27
 
Class AA
#2 Hillsboro-Central Valley 21, #3 Kindred 6
#4 Beulah 61, Stanley 6
Valley City 18, #5 Central Cass 14
Devils Lake 27, Wahpeton 26
 
Class A
#1 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 45, #5 Grafton 6
#3 Velva 60, Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 0
#4 Oakes 46, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 0
Bishop Ryan 48, Garrison-Max 0
Nedrose 42, Tioga 0
Des Lacs-Burlington 38, South Prairie 0
Rugby 41, Bottineau 8
Harvey-Wells County 58, Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 26
Killdeer 56, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 18
Heart River 18, Southern McLean 12
Carrington 46, Park River Area 6
 
9-Man
#5 Grant County-Flasher 28, #4 Linton-HMB 26
T-G-U 30, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 24 OT
Central McLean 54, Lewis & Clark 31
North Prairie 60, St. John 38
Beach 14, Mott-Regent-New England 8
Hettinger-Scranton 22, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 6
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 50, Hankinson 6
Tri-State 72, Richland 12
Griggs-Midkota 26, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 22
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#3 Jamestown def. Watford City 16-25, 15-25, 25-17, 26-24, 15-8
Minot def. Dickinson 25-17, 25-12, 25-22
 
Class B
#2 Linton-HMB def. #8 Flasher 23-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-21
#5 Dickinson Trinity def. Our Redeemer’s 25-21, 25-12, 25-16
 
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 4, Minnesota Wilderness 2
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MLB-CHAMPIONSHIPS SERIES

UNDATED (AP) – The Houston Astros have forced a Game 7 in the American League Championship Series, three days after falling behind three-games-to-none. The Astros put together a four-run fifth and coasted to a 7-4 win over Tampa Bay. Houston trailed 1-0 until George Springer poked a two-run single and scored on Jose Altuve’s double. Carlos Correa finished with three hits, including an RBI single to complete the fifth-inning rally. Kyle Tucker padded Houston’s lead with a leadoff homer in the sixth and added a sacrifice fly. Manuel Margot drove in three with a pair of homers for the Rays after the Astros went ahead, 7-1.

 
Astros starter Framber Valdez was outstanding over six innings, limiting the Rays to a run and two hits while striking out nine. Valdez blanked Tampa Bay after Willy Adames hit an RBI double in the second. Blake Snell took the loss, yielding two runs and three hits in four-plus innings. The Astros are the second team to force a Game 7 in a best-of-seven series after dropping the first three contests.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers forced a Game 6 in the National League Championship Series with a 7-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. Dodgers catcher Will Smith hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off the Atlanta reliever with the same name and Corey Seager homered twice. Blake Treinen, the third of seven Dodgers pitchers and the Game 1 loser, pitched two perfect innings for the win. Kenley Jansen ended it by striking out the side in the ninth. Game 6 is this afternoon, with a pitching rematch from the series opener: lefty Max Fried for the Braves and right-hander Walker Buehler for the Dodgers. Both gave up one run in Game 1, which Atlanta won 5-1 after a four-run ninth.
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T25 SCHEDULE-SMU/TULANE

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – SMU fought off an upset bid before keeping their perfect record intact. Brandon Crossley ended the first overtime possession with an interception and Chris Naggar made a 34-yard field goal to give the 17th-ranked Mustangs a 37-34 victory over Tulane. Crossley intercepted Tulane freshman Michael Pratt’s pass to put the Mustangs in position to win with the field goal. The Green Wave rallied to force overtime on Merek Glover’s 27-yard field goal with 1:30 left. After Tulane took a 31-27 lead early in the fourth quarter on Pratt’s 7-yard touchdown, the Mustangs pulled ahead, 34-31 on Shane Buechele’s 10-yard pass to Danny Gray. Buechele completed 23 of 37 passes for 384 yards and two touchdowns for the 5-0 Mustangs.

 
In other Top-25 action:
 
– Zach Wilson threw four touchdowns and finished 25 of 35 for 400 yards as No. 14 BYU rallied for a 43-26 win at Houston. Dax Milne caught nine passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns to help BYU improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2008. Down 12, Wilson found Milne for a 2-yard touchdown pass with 53 seconds remaining in the third.
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NFL-INJURIES

UNDATED (AP) – Seven-time Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones returned to practice as a limited participant Friday and hopes to play Sunday when the Falcons visit the Vikings. Jones has played just one half of the last three games because of a hamstring injury. Friday marked the first day he was able to get on the field in the last two weeks. NFL leading rusher Dalvin Cook will sit out Minnesota’s game against Atlanta because of a groin injury, giving Alexander Mattison the opportunity for his first career start at running back.

 
In other NFL injury news:
 
– Packers coach Matt LaFleur says wide receiver Davante Adams and defensive tackle Kenny Clark will be “ready to go” Sunday at Tampa Bay. Both players have missed multiple games with injuries.
 
– The Lions have ruled out cornerback Desmond Trufant for Sunday’s game at Jacksonville and have put tight end Hunter Bryant on injured reserve. Trufant is out with a hamstring injury. Bryant has dealt with hamstring and concussion issues.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL

UNDATED (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars are the latest NFL team dealing with a positive COVID-19 test. The Jaguars released a statement Saturday saying a practice squad player was confirmed as testing positive for the coronavirus a day earlier. The player has been quarantined, and the team is reviewing contact tracing data to determine what further precautions need to be taken. Jacksonville decided to hold football activities remotely Saturday as part of NFL protocols. The Jaguars host Detroit on Sunday and plan to play as scheduled.

 
New England canceled practice Friday and later placed center James Ferentz on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He became the fifth player on the team to test positive for the virus.
 
In Indianapolis, there were four positive tests that came up negative upon retesting.
 
Atlanta returned to its facility one day after abandoning it when the Falcons had a second positive.
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T25 FOOTBALL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Southeastern Conference has postponed next week’s game between Missouri and No. 10 Florida, the third league contest moved this week because of COVID-19 outbreaks. The Gators had at least 21 players and coaches test positive for the coronavirus and dozens more quarantined because of contract tracing. That left them with fewer than the conference-mandated 53 scholarship players available Saturday against defending national champion LSU.

 
Also in college football:
 
– Alabama coach Nick Saban has tested negative in a follow-up test for COVID-19, leaving open the possibility of a return to the sideline Saturday for the Georgia game. If he tests negative again Friday and Saturday, Saban would be allowed on the sidelines for the second-ranked Crimson Tide’s game with No. 3 Georgia Saturday night.
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MLB-NEWS

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a former Los Angeles Angels director of communications in Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ fatal drug overdose. The indictment Thursday in Fort Worth charges Eric Prescott Kay with drug distribution and drug conspiracy. Skaggs was found dead in his suburban Dallas hotel room on July 1, 2019, before a game against the Texas Rangers. A coroner says Skaggs choked to death on his vomit with a toxic mix of alcohol and the drugs fentanyl and oxycodone in his system.

 
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