K-Heart Sports

 
K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 112320 – 0700
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Andy Dalton returned from a two-game absence to throw three touchdown passes for Dallas. He hit Dalton Schultz for a 2-yard score with 1:37 left to lift the Cowboys to a 31-28 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. That stopped a four-game losing streak for Dallas and a three-game winning streak for Minnesota. The Cowboys are in a three-way tie for second place in the NFC East behind Philadelphia. Kirk Cousins passed for 314 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings, who remained two games out of the final wild-card spot in ninth place in the NFC.
 
The Vikings stumbled through the first half, an uneven and undisciplined performance that was a little unlucky, too. As well as they played against the Cowboys after that, those early mistakes made their margin for error too small to overcome. The same might ultimately be said about their 2020 season. With their defeat, the Vikings fell to 4-6 and squandered a prime opportunity to pull within one game of the final wild-card spot in the NFC. The first-half troubles included lost fumbles by Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook, plus six penalties.
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PACKERS-COLTS
 
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have succeeded this season by protecting leads, taking care of the football and controlling the clock. They failed to do any of those things Sunday. Green Bay committed four turnovers and squandered a two-touchdown halftime advantage in a 34-31 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The defeat caused the Packers (7-3) to fall behind New Orleans (8-2) in the race for the NFC’s best record. This marked the first time in Matt LaFleur’s two-year coaching tenure that the Packers lost a game they led at halftime.
 
Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes to stake the Packers to a 28-14 halftime lead. But Indy’s defense forced two three-and-outs in the third quarter and a turnover on downs in the fourth to fuel the comeback. Mason Crosby tied the score with a 26-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in regulation. DeForest Buckner’s fumble recovery on the Packers’ second play of OT set up Rodrigo Blankenship’s decisive 39-yard field goal.
 
When quarterback Philip Rivers took the Colts’ first snap Sunday, he made his 234th consecutive start, tying Eli Manning for the 10th longest streak in league history.
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NFL SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – It appears that Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow’s rookie season is done six games early. Burrow was carted off the field early in the third quarter with a left knee injury. After the game, he posted on Twitter: “Thanks for all the love. Can’t get rid of me that easy. See ya next year.” Teammates and opponents ran over to offer their support to Burrow after the injury. The No. 1 overall pick’s day ended 22 of 34 passing for 203 yards and a touchdown. Washington beat Cincinnati 20-9. Burrow has thrown for 2,688 yards, 13 touchdowns and five interceptions this season.

 
Elsewhere around the NFL:
 
– Patrick Mahomes threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 28 seconds to play, and the Kansas City Chiefs avenged their only loss in the last 12 months with a 35-31 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Mahomes passed for 348 yards and led two go-ahead scoring drives in the frantic fourth quarter for the defending Super Bowl champions. Derek Carr passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns for the Raiders.
 
– Pittsburgh’s most dominant defensive performance of the season kept the Steelers perfect. Terrell Edmunds and Minkah Fitzpatrick intercepted two passes each and the Steelers steamrolled their way to 10-0 with a 27-3 win in Jacksonville. Rookie quarterback Jake Luton looked lost most of the day against the Steelers, who allowed just 206 yards and finished with two sacks.
 
– Baltimore has dropped into third place, four games behind unbeaten Pittsburgh in the AFC North because of Sunday’s 30-24 loss against the Titans. Derrick Henry ran for a 29-yard touchdown with 5:21 left in overtime to cap another memorable performance against the Ravens.
 
– Taysom Hill rushed for two touchdowns and passed for 233 yards in his first NFL start at quarterback, and the New Orleans Saints extended their winning streak to seven games with a 24-9 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Drew Brees is sidelined with rib injuries.
 
– P.J. Walker threw for 258 yards and a touchdown in his first NFL start. The much maligned Panthers’ defense earned its first shutout since 2015 and Carolina defeated the Detroit Lions 20-0 to snap a five-game losing streak. Walker, a former XFL player, was made the starter less than two hours before kickoff when Teddy Bridgewater was officially ruled out with a knee injury.
 
– Turnovers and sloppy mistakes cost the Philadelphia Eagles again. Carson Wentz threw a Pick-6, got sacked for a safety and the offense committed two turnovers inside Cleveland’s 10 in a 22-17 loss Sunday. Wentz was sacked five times, got hurried and hit numerous times and threw two more interceptions, increasing his NFL-leading total to 14.
 
– Keenan Allen set a Chargers franchise record with 16 receptions, Justin Herbert threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns and Los Angeles held on for a 34-28 victory over the winless New York Jets to snap a three-game losing streak. The prolific-catch day helped Allen tie Antonio Brown as the fastest to reach 600 receptions. Herbert tied George Ratterman for the fourth fastest to reach 20 career touchdown passes during the second quarter. Herbert had the best first half by a rookie quarterback since at least 1991 to give the Los Angeles Chargers a 24-6 lead over the New York Jets at halftime.
 
– Deshaun Watson threw for 344 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, and J.J. Watt defended a career-high four passes to lead the Houston Texans to a 27-20 win over the New England Patriots . Watson’s two touchdown passes and scoring run all came in the first half as the Texans built a 21-10 halftime lead.
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PGA-RSM CLASSIC

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) – Robert Streb is a winner again at Sea Island, and it didn’t come easily. In a playoff against Kevin Kisner, he had to make an 8-foot par putt to stay alive after the first hole. On the 18th hole again, Streb hit pitching wedge from the rough that came an inch away from going in the cup. That set up a tap-in birdie and the victory. Streb closed with a 68. Kisner shot a 63. The victory sends Streb back to the Masters.

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LPGA TOUR

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) – Sei Young Kim won the Pelican Women’s Championship on Sunday for her second straight victory, closing with an even-par 70 for a three-stroke victory over Ally McDonald. The 27-year-old Kim is the first player to follow her first major victory with a win in her next start since Ariya Jutanugarn in 2016 in the Women’s British Open and CP Women’s Open.

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TENNIS-ATP

LONDON (AP) – Daniil Medvedev has collected the biggest title of his career by beating U.S. Open champion Dominic Thiem in three sets at the ATP Finals. The fourth-ranked Medvedev is the first player to beat each of the men who were Nos. 1-3 in the season-ending championship – and only the fourth to do it at any tour event in the past 30 years. The comeback against No. 3 Thiem added to victories Medvedev produced against No. 1 Novak Djokovic and No. 2 Rafael Nadal. The tournament was played in London on an indoor hard court. Fans were barred because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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T25 FOOTBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama is now a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Northwestern has moved up to No. 11 for its best ranking in 24 years. For the second straight week, the top eight teams in the poll held their spots. The Crimson Tide received all 62 first-place votes after beating Kentucky 63-3, making Alabama the first unanimous No. 1 this season and the first team to do it in the regular season since 2018.

 
Notre Dame was No. 2, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Texas A&M. Florida was No. 6 and No. 7 Cincinnati and No. 8 BYU also held their spots. The rest of the top 10 was No. 9 Miami and Oregon. Northwestern moved up eight spots after beating Wisconsin 17-7 to improve to 5-0. The Badgers slipped eight spots to 18th. The Wildcats were last ranked this highly in 1996. The year after their surprising run to the Rose Bowl, coach Gary Barnett’s team reached a high of No. 10. No. 12 Indiana dropped three spots after putting a scare into Ohio State in the Big Ten’s other top-25 matchup Saturday. The Buckeyes beat the Hoosiers 42-35 after leading 35-7.
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NBA NEWS

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indiana Pacers have re-signed guard Justin Holiday. Terms of the deal were not immediately announced. Holiday joined one of his two NBA-playing brothers, Aaron, with the Pacers last season. Justin Holiday played in all 73 regular-season games and averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and a team-high 1.2 steals primarily coming off the bench. He also shot 40.5% from 3-point range, good for 19th in the league.

 
In other NBA moves:
 
– A person familiar with the trade tells the AP the Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center JaVale McGee and a future draft pick from the Los Angeles Lakers for forwards Alfonzo McKinnie and Jordan Bell. The Cavs will get a second-round pick in 2026 from the Lakers.
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AUBURN-POST SEASON-BAN

UNDATED (AP) – Auburn’s basketball team won’t participate in postseason play this season as a self-imposed penalty stemming from a bribery scheme involving former assistant coach Chuck Person. The university announced the self-imposed postseason ban on Sunday for rules violations involving Person’s steering young athletes toward advisers and managers in exchange for money. Auburn said it has informed both the Southeastern Conference and the NCAA, which could opt to tack on more penalties.

 
 
(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 112220 – 0700
 
 
FARGO, ND – Linton-HMB won their first state volleyball title on Saturday. Bismarck Century won their fifth title in six years as the State Volleyball Tournament finished at the Fargodome.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
State Tournament – Fargodome
 
7th Place
Kenmare def. Our Redeemer’s 25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-11
5th Place
#4 Dickinson Trinity def. Flasher 25-12, 25-19, 25-13
3rd Place
#2 Thompson def. #5 Northern Cass 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 13-25, 15-12
Championship
#1 Linton-HMB def. #3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 27-25, 25-20, 26-24
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High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
State Tournament – Fargodome
 
7th Place
(E3) West Fargo Sheyenne def. (E4) Valley City 25-21, 25-20, 27-25
5th Place
(W4) Bismarck Legacy def. (W3) Mandan 25-19, 16-25, 21-25, 27-25, 15-8
3rd Place
(E2) Fargo Davies def. (W2) Jamestown 25-21, 25-23, 25-18
Championship
(W1) Bismarck Century def. (E1) West Fargo 16-25, 29-27, 25-17, 25-19
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TAUROS-WINGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Aberdeen Wings swept both games from the Minot Minotauros this weekend as they tally a 5-2 win on Saturday. The Tauros fall to 4-2-2 on the season. Aberdeen stays undefeated at 10-0.
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T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – DeVonta Smith caught nine passes for 144 yards and set the Southeastern Conference career record with two more touchdowns in No. 1 Alabama’s 63-3 victory over short-handed Kentucky. Mac Jones passed for 230 yards and two touchdowns and Najee Harris ran for a pair of scores for the Crimson Tide, both in less than three quarters. A slow start for ‘Bama turned into a breezy return from a three-week layoff after LSU was forced to call off last week’s scheduled game because of COVID-19 troubles.

 
In other Top 25 college football games:
 
– Master Teague rushed for a career-high 169 yards and two touchdowns and No. 3 Ohio State held off a comeback by No. 9 Indiana to win 42-35. Directed by quarterback Michael Penix Jr., the Hoosiers rallied from a four-touchdown deficit in the second half and made it a one-score game with 10:26 left, but their last two drives stalled. Penix was 27 for 51 for a career-high 491 yards and five touchdowns for Indiana.
 
– Kyle Trask passed for 383 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 6 Florida rallied from an early deficit to beat Vanderbilt 38-17. The Commodores opened the game by driving for a touchdown, but Trask helped get Florida on track for its seventh consecutive win in the series. Trask, a Heisman Trophy hopeful, completed 26 of 35 passes to nine different receivers.
 
– Desmond Ridder threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores as No. 7 Cincinnati defeated Central Florida 36-33 Saturday to head into the release of the first College Football Playoff rankings unbeaten. The Bearcats fell behind 14-3 in the first quarter against their toughest opponent yet, but grabbed the lead by halftime.
 
– Tyler Allgeier ran for a career-high 141 yards and two touchdowns and No. 8 BYU routed overmatched North Alabama 66-14 on Saturday to improve to 9-0. Allgeier had his fourth 100-yard game of the season. Zach Wilson threw for 212 yards and four touchdowns before halftime and added 33 yards rushing.
 
– Peyton Ramsey threw two touchdown passes and No. 19 Northwestern shut down Graham Mertz and No. 10 Wisconsin for a 17-7 victory that put the undefeated Wildcats in control of the Big Ten West. Northwestern forced five turnovers – four in the first half – and sacked Mertz three times in its first win over a top-10 team since a 28-25 victory over No. 9 Nebraska on Nov. 5, 2011.
 
– Tyler Shough threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns and No. 11 Oregon held off short-handed UCLA 38-35 to remain undefeated. At 3-0, Oregon solidified its spot atop the Pac-12 North. Devon Williams had six catches for 123 yards, including a 19-yarder for a score and a 49-yard reception that helped set up a third-quarter score. UCLA fell to 1-2. The Bruins had several players out because of COVID-19 protocols and contact tracing, including starting quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. Redshirt freshman Chase Griffin started.
 
– JT Daniels made quite a debut between the hedges, throwing for 401 yards and four touchdowns as No. 13 Georgia held on for a 31-24 victory over Mississippi State. Playing for the first time since the 2019 opener with Southern Cal, Daniels became the third quarterback to start for the Bulldogs this season. It looks like they’ve finally found their guy. The transfer from USC delivered one big play after another, capped by a 40-yard touchdown pass to Kearis Jackson that broke a 24-24 tie with 9:50 remaining. State freshman Will Rogers completed 41 of 52 passes for 336 yards.
 
– Spencer Rattler passed for 301 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 18 Oklahoma beat No. 14 Oklahoma State 41-13 on Saturday night to boost its hopes of winning a sixth straight Big 12 championship. Oklahoma won its sixth straight in the series and extended its November winning streak to 23 dating to 2014.
 
– Reese White ran for a 3-yard, go-ahead touchdown and No. 15 Coastal Carolina defeated Appalachian State for the first time in school history to maintain its perfect 8-0 season with a 34-23 victory. The Chanticleers went to 6-0 in the Sun Belt Conference and moved a win away from clinching the league’s East Division and reaching the conference title game.
 
– Brock Purdy passed for 236 yards and three touchdowns as No. 17 Iowa State beat Kansas State 45-0 for its most lopsided win over the Wildcats in 77 years. Breece Hall was Iowa State’s leading rusher with 135 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. The Cyclones hadn’t had such a wide winning margin against the Wildcats since they beat them 48-0 in 1943. It was their biggest win over a Big 12 opponent since beating Kansas 45-0 three years ago. Iowa State improved to 6-2 overall and 6-1 in the Big 12, matching the school record for conference wins. Kansas State had won 11 of the previous 12 meetings.
 
– Kedon Slovis threw for two touchdowns and No. 20 Southern California rode a strong defensive performance to overpower Utah 33-17 on Saturday night. Slovis completed 24 of 35 passes for 264 yards, but the Trojans defense took centerstage, forcing five turnovers to stay undefeated and move into pole position for the Pac-12 South title. Utah was the final major conference team to make its 2020 debut after coronavirus cases scuttled its first two scheduled games of an already-delayed season.
 
– North Carolina State blocked Alex Barbir’s 39-yard field goal attempt
with 1:18 left to beat No. 21 Liberty 15-14. That handed the Flames their first loss this season. Liberty (8-1) was trying to earn a third win against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent this year, all on the road. The Flames had their shot to extend the best start in program history. But Vi Jones deflected Barbir’s kick to set off a celebration for the Wolfpack. Zonovan Knight ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns for N.C. State.
 
– Smoke Monday returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and No. 23 Auburn overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee 30-17 on Saturday night. Auburn improved to 5-2 overall and in the Southeastern Conference. Bo Nix completed 17 of 26 passes for 220 yards, with a 54-yard touchdown to Anthony Schwartz and his first career interception in a home game.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Saturday’s game between No. 4 Clemson and Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff. Medical personnel from both schools could not agree it was safe to play. No makeup date was announced. The ACC also announced several schedule changes. The Louisville at Boston College game recently moved to Dec. 12 will be played Nov. 28. Wake Forest’s game at Louisville will be played Dec. 19 instead of Nov. 28. The Demon Deacons’ game with Duke, which was called off for this week, will not be rescheduled. There have been 18 postponements this week out of 62 scheduled games. It is the 81st on the season since schedules were set in late August – and believed to be the first game postponed on the day of the game.

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NBA-FREE AGENCY

UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of the discussions tells The Associated Press that guard Fred VanVleet has agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Toronto Raptors. The fourth year of the contract is at VanVleet’s option. The undrafted player from Wichita State has played a huge role in Toronto’s recent successes, notably the 2019 NBA championship.

– Gordon Hayward is heading to a new home. The Celtics standout has been a player that the Charlotte Hornets have wanted for years. On Saturday, they finally landed him, according to Priority Sports, the agency that represents the veteran forward. ESPN, which first reported the agreement, said Hayward would sign a four-year deal worth $120 million.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) -The Browns will have starting right tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey on Sunday against Philadelphia after both were activated from the COVID-19 list. The team made the moves to cap a rough few days as the Browns navigated around positive tests and protocols. While it will be good to have Conklin and Parkey to face the Eagles, the Browns won’t have star defensive end Myles Garrett. He tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday and will miss Sunday’s game.

 
Elsewhere around the NFL:
 
– The Las Vegas Raiders have activated seven players off the COVID-19 list after they missed practice this week as “high risk” close contacts to a teammate who had tested positive. Safety Johnathan Abram, defensive tackle Maliek Collins, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, cornerback Isaiah Johnson, defensive end Arden Key and defensive tackle Kendal Vickers all have been activated and are on target to play against the Kansas City Chiefs if they pass one more test. Defensive end David Irving was also activated from the practice squad COVID-19 list.
 
– Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney has gone on injured reserve as he deals with a knee issue and won’t play in Sunday’s game at Baltimore.
 
– The Los Angeles Chargers have placed linebacker Kyzir White on the COVID-19 list and called up three players from the practice squad Saturday. White is in his third season and is the Chargers leading tackler with 68.
 
– The Detroit Lions have downgraded defensive linemen Austin Bryant and Da’Shawn Hand, ruling out both for Sunday’s game at Carolina. Bryant has a thigh injury and Hand has a groin injury. Detroit also elevated defensive tackle Frank Herron and wide receiver Mohamed Sanu from the practice squad to the active/inactive list.
 
– The Cincinnati Bengals have placed running back Joe Mixon on injured reserve with a foot injury. Backup Giovani Bernard will start for the fourth straight game when Cincinnati faces Washington on Sunday.
 
– The New York Jets placed cornerback Bless Austin on injured reserve. The second-year cornerback was listed as questionable but was expected to be able to play Sunday at Los Angeles against the Chargers.
 
(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 112120 – 0700
 
 
FARGO, ND – The State Volleyball Tournament finishes today at the Fargodome. BEK TV is broadcasting all matches from both Class A and Class B. They also stream the matches online at www.bek.tv.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Fargodome
 
Consolation
Flasher def. Kenmare 25-22, 16-25, 25-20, 26-28, 15-11
#4 Dickinson Trinity def. Our Redeemer’s 27-25, 26-24, 25-8
 
Semifinal
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. #2 Thompson 25-18, 25-22, 25-15
#1 Linton-HMB def. #5 Northern Cass 25-22, 25-17, 25-21
 
 
Today’s schedule
 
7th Place
Kenmare vs Our Redeemer’s, 10 am
 
5th Place
#4 Dickinson Trinity vs Flasher, 1 pm
 
3rd Place
#2 Thompson vs #5 Northern Cass, 4 pm
 
Championship
#1 Linton-HMB vs #3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 7 pm
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High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
State Tournament – Fargodome
 
Consolation
(W3) Mandan def. (E4) Valley City 25-19, 25-16, 20-25, 25-21
(W4) Bismarck Lagacy def. (E3) West Fargo Sheyenne 25-22, 26-24, 25-22
 
Semifinal
(W1) Bismarck Century def. (E2) Fargo Davies 27-25, 25-22, 25-23
(E1) West Fargo def. (W2) Jamestown 26-24, 25-6, 25-19
 
 
Today’s schedule
 
7th Place
(E3) West Fargo Sheyenne vs (E4) Valley City, 10 am
 
5th Place
(W3) Mandan vs (W4) Bismarck Legacy, 1 pm
 
3rd Place
(W2) Jamestown vs (E2) Fargo Davies, 4 pm
 
Championship
(W1) Bismarck Century vs (E1) West Fargo, 7 pm
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TAUROS-WINGS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros were shutout by the Aberdeen Wings last night 7-0. The rematch is tonight at MAYSA Arena here in Minot. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only season ticket holders may attend the game.
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PACKERS-ADAMS
 
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams returned to practice Friday and is expected to play Sunday at Indianapolis despite dealing with an ankle injury this week. The injury had prevented Adams from practicing Thursday. ├íPackers coach Matt LaFleur said Friday that Adams had made good progress and “should be good to go” on Sunday. Adams hurt his ankle in a 24-20 victory over Jacksonville. He has nine touchdown catches to tie for the NFL lead despite missing two games with a hamstring injury.
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VIKINGS-COWBOYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings stumbled into their bye with a 1-5 record. That was their low-water mark of four games under the .500 mark for the first time in coach Mike Zimmer’s seven seasons. Less than a month later, the Vikings are 4-5 with a legitimate path to the playoffs if they can maintain this post-bye momentum. They host Dallas on Sunday, their first of three straight home games against losing teams. The Cowboys are 2-7 and aiming for a similar post-bye bounce. They’ve lost four straight games but remain well in the NFC East race.
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NBA-FREE AGENCY
 
UNDATED (AP) – Free agency in the NBA has started. De’Aaron Fox was the first huge winner, agreeing to a deal with the Sacramento Kings that will pay him at least $163 million over five years. No deals can be signed until 12:01 p.m. Sunday.
 
In other NBA free agency news:
 
– Danilo Gallinari – one of the top wings on the free-agent market – agreed to a three-year contract worth $61.5 million, a person with knowledge told AP. ESPN and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the agreement. Gallinari averaged 18.7 points for Oklahoma City last season and is a 38% career shooter from 3-point range.
 
– Joe Harris has agreed to re-sign with the Nets, keeping one of the NBA’s best shooters in Brooklyn. The Nets checked off what general manager Sean Marks called their biggest priority in free agency by agreeing to a deal with the swingman. Priority Sports, which represents Harris, announced the deal on Twitter. ESPN reported that Harris would get $75 million over four years. Harris finished his fourth season in Brooklyn by averaging a career-best 14.5 points in 69 games in 2019-20.
 
– The Timberwolves reached a $60 million agreement with restricted free agent shooting guard Malik Beasley that’s for three years plus a team option for a fourth year, a person with knowledge of the deal confirmed to AP.
 
– Jordan Clarkson is staying and Derrick Favors is coming back, according to people with direct knowledge of the transactions. Clarkson agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal; he averaged 15.6 points in 42 games after getting traded to Utah last December.
 
– Derrick Jones Jr., the league’s reigning Slam Dunk champion, agreed to a two-year deal with the Trail Blazers. The Athletic first reported the agreement, which a person with knowledge later confirmed to AP.
 
– The Pistons received commitments Friday night from centers Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor, people familiar with those deals told AP. ESPN, which first reported the Plumlee agreement, said he would sign a three-year deal for $25 million.
 
– The Mavericks and Trey Burke have agreed on a $10 million, three-year contract to bring the guard back after he played well in the NBA bubble. Burke originally joined Dallas in the trade with New York headlined by Kristaps Porzingis in early 2019. The Mavericks didn’t re-sign Burke before last season, and he ended up in Philadelphia.
 
– The Heat got quick agreements from point guard Goran Dragic and center Meyers Leonard on two-year deals, the second year in both cases being team options. Dragic will make about $18 million next season, Leonard about $9 million.
 
– The last time Facundo Campazzo and Nikola Jokic shared a court in a real game together was during last year’s Basketball World Cup in China. Campazzo agreed to a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets on Friday’s opening day of free agency, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
 
– Meanwhile, the NBA is investigating whether one – a widely reported sign-and-trade move that would have sent Bogdan Bogdanovic from Sacramento to Milwaukee – happened earlier than league rules allow. A person with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is probing whether such an agreement existed, because if it did free-agent negotiations with Bogdanovic would have clearly started earlier than permissible. Training camps open in about a week and a half.
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NBA TRADES
 
UNDATED (AP) – Trevor Ariza is on the move in a trade for the third time this week. A person with knowledge of the deal says the 35-year-old is going to Oklahoma City from Detroit along with Dallas’ Justin Jackson in a three-team trade. The Mavericks are sending Delon Wright to the Pistons for James Johnson. Ariza was sent from Portland to Houston two days before this week’s draft. Then he was shipped to Detroit on draft night. Dallas added Johnson to provide some toughness around young stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBA
 
TORONTO (AP) – The Canadian government has denied a request by the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic, and the team says it will start the season next month in Tampa, Florida. The official says there’s a chance that at some point next year the decision could be reviewed. The Raptors and the NBA needed an exemption to a requirement that anyone entering Canada for nonessential reasons must isolate for 14 days. The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to nonessential travel.
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MLB NEWS

BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox have hired Will Venable to be a bench coach on manager Alex Cora’s staff. Venable spent the last three seasons with the Cubs as a first- and third-base coach. He was a 12-year veteran as a major league outfielder, mostly with the San Diego Padres. Venable’s father, Max, also spent a dozen years in the majors.

The Red Sox also said that Jason Varitek has been named game planning coordinator, Ramon Vazquez will be the quality control coach and interpreter, and Kevin Walker has been named bullpen coach.
 
Elsewhere in the majors:
 
– The New York Mets have signed right-hander Sam McWilliams, who’s spent six years in the minor leagues with three other organizations. The 25-year-old will get $750,000 in the majors and $195,000 in the minors. The 6-foot-7 McWilliams was in Tampa Bay’s 60-player pool this year. He is 30-35 with a 3.85 ERA in his career, making 94 starts and 15 relief appearances. McWilliams pitched in the Philadelphia and Arizona systems before making it to Triple-A with Tampa Bay in 2019.
 
– The Tampa Bay Rays have designated outfielder Hunter Renfroe for assignment, helping clear room on the 40-man roster for three young prospects who were not part of the team’s run to the World Series.
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NFL NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Saints have placed quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve, meaning he’ll miss at least three games with rib injuries. Brees was unable to finish last Sunday’s game after absorbing a heavy hit on a sack attempt by 287-pound San Francisco defensive tackle Kentavius Street, who was penalized for roughing on the play. Street landed on the right side of Brees’ torso as the two went to the ground. Brees was diagnosed on Monday with rib fractures and a collapsed lung. The Saints remaining healthy QBs are Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– Cleveland Browns defensive star Myles Garrett has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s game against the Philadephia Eagles. The NFL leader in sacks, Garrett was placed on the COVID list on Friday by the Browns, who had isolated him at home the previous two days because he was showing symptoms. It’s not clear when Garrett will return, so his status for next week’s game at Jacksonville is in question.
 
– Sam Darnold might be back leading the New York Jets’ huddle as soon as next week. The quarterback will be sidelined for the second straight game with a shoulder injury but coach Adam Gase was optimistic Friday that Darnold could return for next Sunday’s home game against Miami, but, he’s out for the Jets play the Chargers in Los Angeles this Sunday.
 
– The New York Giants have had three more players test positive for COVID-19. The Giants, who have a bye this weekend, learned about the results Thursday night and told the unidentified players to self-isolate. Contract tracing has started.
 
– The San Francisco 49ers have waived defensive end Takkarist McKinley after he failed a physical. The Niners claimed McKinley off waivers earlier this week after he failed a physical in Cincinnati but then cut him after he failed their physical as well. The Niners also placed three more players on the COVID-19 list with receiver Brandon Aiyuk, left tackle Trent Williams and tight
end Daniel Helm being added.
 
– The Denver Broncos have told season ticket holders that due to the increase of COVID-19 cases, Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins will be the last one played with fans in attendance at Empower Field at Mile High this season. The Broncos’ final three home games, against the Saints, Bills and Raiders, will be played without any fans in the stands.
 
– Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams returned to practice Friday and is expected to play Sunday at Indianapolis despite dealing with an ankle injury this week.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL
 
UNDATED (AP) – The Pac-12 has canceled Washington State’s football game at Stanford. The conference said Saturday night’s game has been called off because the Cougars don’t have enough scholarship players available because of positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing. This is the first game both schools have had canceled this season because of the coronavirus.
 
In other college football news related to the pandemic:
 
– Tennessee’s 70 year old athletic director Phillip Fulmer is in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. And Miami’s 46 year old Manny Diaz is the latest active coach to become infected. Tennessee plays at No. 23 Auburn on Saturday. Diaz says he will work virtually with the No. 12 Hurricanes until he can return to the field. Miami is not scheduled to play again until Dec. 5 at Wake Forest.
 
– Washington State starting quarterback Jayden de Laura has tested positive for COVID-19 and won’t play in Saturday’s game at Stanford. The Spokesman-Review newspaper reported that de Laura might also miss the Nov. 27 game against Washington if he is placed in a 14-day quarantine. Redshirt sophomore Cammon Cooper and redshirt freshman Gunner Cruz are listed as backups to de Laura on the team’s depth chart. Neither has ever taken a snap in a game for the Cougars.
 
– Seventh-ranked Cincinnati’s game against No. 25 Tulsa has been moved again in a shuffling of the American Athletic Conference football schedule. The Bearcats and Golden Hurricane are now set to play Dec. 12, a week before the planned date of the conference championship game. The game was originally scheduled for Oct. 17, then moved to Dec. 4. The AAC also announced new dates for five other games postponed because of COVID-19 issues. The first is Memphis at Navy on Nov. 28.
 
– The University of Pittsburgh says its players will be outfitted with face coverings to use on the field and sideline during its home game against Virginia Tech on Saturday, in accordance with recent guidelines handed down by state officials in Pennsylvania. The Nittany Lions host Iowa on Saturday.
 
(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 112020 – 0700
 
FARGO, ND – Day one of the State Volleyball Tournament is in the books. BEK TV is broadcasting all matches from both Class A and Class B. They also stream the matches online at www.bek.tv.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Fargodome
First Round
#2 Thompson def. Flasher 25-12, 25-20, 25-20
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Kenmare 25-19, 25-17, 25-22
#1 Linton-HMB def. Our Redeemer’s 25-15, 25-17, 25-12
#5 Northern Cass def. #4 Dickinson Trinity 25-12, 25-23, 25-15
 
Today’s schedule
 
Consolation
Flasher vs Kenmare, 10 am
#4 Dickinson Trinity vs Our Redeemer’s, 1 pm
 
Semifinal
#2 Thompson vs #3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich, 4 pm
#1 Linton-HMB vs #5 Northern Cass, 7 pm
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High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
State Tournament – Fargodome
First Round
(W1) Bismarck Century def. (E4) Valley City 25-15, 25-9, 25-18
(E2) Fargo Davies def. (W3) Mandan 25-21, 23-25, 25-11, 20-25, 16-14
(E1) West Fargo def. (W4) Bismarck Legacy 21-25, 25-15, 25-20, 26-24
(W2) Jamestown def. (E3) West Fargo Sheyenne 25-16, 14-25, 25-14, 19-25, 15-8
 
Today’s schedule
 
Consolation
(W3) Mandan vs (E4) Valley City, 10 am
(E3) West Fargo Sheyenne vs (W4) Bismarck Lagacy, 1 pm
 
Semifinal
(W1) Bismarck Century vs (E2) Fargo Davies, 4 pm
(E1) West Fargo vs (W2) Jamestown, 7 pm
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MSU HOCKEY-SCHEDULE
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot State Men’s Hockey team has made more changes to their schedule. The final three games of the fall semester will be this Saturday, Nov. 21st at Williston State; Friday, Dec. 4th hosting Jamestown; and Saturday, Dec 5th at Jamestown.
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MINOTAUROS-SCHEDULE
 
MINOT, ND – Along with the attendance update released earlier today the Minotauros are announcing the following changes to the upcoming schedule. In order to ensure games are completed by the 10:00 p.m. deadline set in the ND Smart Restart event guidelines, this weekend’s games against the Aberdeen Wings tonight and Saturday will start at 7:00 pm.
 
This Wednesday the Minotauros will play in Bismarck against the Bobcats to make up the game that was originally scheduled for November 13th but had to be rescheduled due to complications from COVID-19. Wednesday’s game in Bismarck will be played at 7:15 p.m.
 
After working with state and local authorities regarding the new COVID-19 North Dakota Smart Restart restrictions the Tauros have determined that the only fans able to attend upcoming games will be their 600 season ticket holders. Flex tickets, individual game tickets, and other non-season ticket passes cannot be redeemed until the restrictions are lifted. Fans who have purchased individual game ticket will be refunded the day of the game.
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NFL SCHEDULE

SEATTLE (AP) – Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst performance of the season to throw for two touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved back on top of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Wilson was flawless, erasing the mistakes from the past four weeks when Seattle dropped three of four including losses in the past two weeks to Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams. For a few days, Seattle will be back on top alone until the Rams play on Monday night against Tampa Bay. Kyler Murray was 29 of 42 for 269 yards and two TDs, but Seattle was able to sack the QB three times.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Zaven Collins returned an interception 96 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime to give No. 25 Tulsa a 30-24 comeback victory over Tulane on Thursday night. Tulsa forced overtime with a 37-yard Hail Mary completion as time expired, with third-stringer Brin Davis connecting with JuanCarlos Santana. Tulsa is 5-1 overall and 5-0 in the American Athletic Conference. Brin entered with 2:09 left in the third quarter after backup Seth Boomer was carted off the field because of a left leg injury. Starter Zach Smith left with a torso injury late in the first quarter. Playing its first game as a ranked team since 2008, outgained Tulane 522 yards to 302, but turned the ball over three times.

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NBA -NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – NBA free agency is usually a weeklong frenzy. Deals get struck, then teams and players must wait a few days before they can sign those contracts. And from there, a few more months often pass before the player goes to work with his new club. Not this year. What promises to be a chaotic free-agent window opens in the NBA at 6 p.m. Eastern today, just a couple days after the NBA draft, a mere 42 hours before signings can begin and about a week and a half before training camps around the league open.

 
In move ahead of the free agent signing period:
 
– A person familiar with the situation says Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward opted out of the final year of a contract that would have paid him $34.1 million, making him a free agent. Hayward could still re-sign with the team, either to remain in Boston or be part of a sign-and-trade deal that would open up more potential destinations. Brad Stevens, who also coached Hayward in college at Butler, recruited Hayward to Boston in 2017 and the team signed to a four-year, $128 million deal.
 
– The New York Knicks have waived veterans Elfrid Payton, Taj Gibson and Wayne Ellington and declined their team option on Bobby Portis. The Knicks signed all the veterans as part of a seven-player class in the summer of 2019. They enter free agency today with only Julius Randle and Reggie Bullock remaining from the group, having traded Marcus Morris to the Clippers during the season. The Knicks also waived forward Kenny Wooten and declined their option on guard Theo Pinson.
 
– Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is opting in at $19 million for the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, while center Willie Cauley-Stein is moving on after declining his $2.3 million option. A person with knowledge of the decisions confirmed both moves to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no announcements were planned. Hardaway shot a career-best 40% from 3-point range playing alongside 21-year-old sensation Luka Doncic as the Mavericks reached the playoffs for the first time in four years. He averaged 19.3 points per game. Cauley-Stein’s impact was minimal after a trade with Golden State.
 
– A person familiar with the situation says the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to trade center Dewayne Dedmon to the Detroit Pistons for guards Tony Snell and Khyri Thomas. The deal allows the Hawks to clear a logjam at center. The Hawks selected center Onyeka Okongwu from Southern Cal with the No. 6 pick of the NBA draft on Wednesday night. Last season, the Hawks acquired center Clint Capela from Houston in a trade-deadline deal. Capela was injured and didn’t play before Atlanta’s season was halted by the coronavirus pandemic.
 
– The Milwaukee Bucks have requested waivers on Turkish forward Ersan Ilyasova. The 33-year-old Ilyasova played 63 games and made eight starts for the Bucks last season. The 6-foot-9 forward averaged 6.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 15.7 minutes. This marked Ilyasova’s third stint with the Bucks. He began his career with Milwaukee in 2006-07 and also played for the Bucks from 2009-15 and from 2018-20.
 
– The Los Angeles Clippers acquired guard Luke Kennard from Detroit, and sent guards Landry Shamet to Brooklyn and Rodney McGruder to Detroit as they attempt to improve the supporting cast around Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. In addition to Kennard, the Clippers received center Justin Patton from the Pistons in the draft-night deal, as well as the draft rights to junior-college player Jay Scrubb and four second-round picks.
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MLB NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman’s suspension for throwing near the head of Tampa Bay’s Mike Brosseau was reduced from three games to two after he appealed the decision. Major League Baseball announced the result of the appeal. It was heard by special assistant to the commissioner John McHale Jr. Chapman threw a 101 mph fastball near Brosseau’s head on his first pitch to the pinch hitter with two outs in the ninth inning of a 5-3 victory over the Rays on Sept. 1.

 
In other baseball news:
 
– The Milwaukee Brewers have promoted Matt Arnold to senior vice president and general manager. The 41-year-old Arnold joined the Brewers as a vice president and assistant general manager in October 2015. He was promoted to senior vice president and assistant general manager in June 2019.
 
– The Detroit Tigers have requested unconditional release waivers on utilityman Brandon Dixon so he can pursue a job in Japan. Dixon led the Tigers with 15 home runs in 2019, but the 28-year-old had only 13 at-bats in the majors during this year’s shortened season.
 
– The Washington Nationals are moving their Triple-A franchise back East. After two years in Fresno, California, the Nationals are relocating to Rochester, New York. The change ends the Rochester Red Wings’ 18-year affiliation with the Minnesota Twins and brings the Nationals back to the International League in upstate New York after two years with the Fresno Grizzlies. Washington’s Triple-A affiliate was in Syracuse for a decade before the move to the West Coast.
 
– The major league minimum salary will rise to $570,500 next season, a hike of $7,000. The minor league minimum for a player signing his first major league contract increases from $46,000 to $46,600 next season, and the minor league minimum for a player signing a second or later major league contract goes up from $91,800 to $93,000. In the final two seasons of the five-year deal, the increase is calculated as the rise from October to October in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers.
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NFL NEWS

CLEVELAND (AP) – NFL sacks leader Myles Garrett remained away from his Cleveland teammates for the second straight day, but the Browns expect him to return Friday and play this weekend against Philadelphia. The Browns are also without starting right tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey. Both were placed on the COVID-19 list after they were identified as high risk for having close contact with an outside practitioner who tested positive.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Chicago Bears placed punt returner Dwayne Harris on injured reserve Thursday because of a triceps injury. Harris, signed to the practice squad late last month, has appeared in three games, averaging 8.1 yards on 10 punt returns. He was injured in Chicago’s loss to Minnesota Monday night. After Harris left the game, receiver Anthony Miller broke the Bears’ longest punt return of the year with a 32-yarder.
 
– The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed rookie cornerback CJ Henderson on injured reserve with a groin injury. The move creates a huge hole in their secondary days before hosting unbeaten Pittsburgh. If D.J. Hayden is able to play, Tre Herndon and Sidney Jones would start outside. If not, Chris Claybrooks likely would make his second career start against one of the best receiving groups in the league.
 
– The New York Jets’ suddenly thin and inexperienced secondary took another big hit. Veteran cornerback Brian Poole is having surgery on his injured shoulder and coach Adam Gase confirmed that Poole will be out the rest of the year. The Jets also got the news that starting cornerback Bless Austin would miss practice with a neck injury and he was getting an MRI. Three of New York’s five healthy cornerbacks are rookies.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL

UNDATED (AP) – The Big Ten game Saturday between Maryland and Michigan State has been canceled. A COVID-19 outbreak on the Terrapins resulted in a positive test for coach Michael Locksley. Also, No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette canceled its game against Central Arkansas on Saturday because of positive COVID-19 tests. Later Thursday, the Mountain West announced San Jose State at Fresno State was canceled because of COVID-19 cases and contact tracing with the Bulldogs. That is the third Mountain West game this week to be called off, joining Utah State at Wyoming, and UNLV at Colorado State.

 
In other virus-related college football news:
 
– The No. 11 Ducks will host UCLA on Saturday after another shuffling of schedules in the Pac-12. The game will feature two dual-threat quarterbacks. Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough is only the second Ducks QB to throw for more than 200 yards and run for 80 or more in back-to-back games. UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for 196 yards and three touchdowns while running for 52 yards and another score in the Bruins’ victory over Cal.
 
– Lou Holtz has tested positive for the coronavirus. The 83-year-old former college football coach confirmed the test Thursday to Columbia TV station WOLO. Holtz led Notre Dame to the 1988 national title in a Hall of Fame career. He has worked for ESPN and campaigned for President Donald Trump. Holtz is set to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump.
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OBIT-JAKE SCOTT

MIAMI (AP) – Former NFL safety Jake Scott has died at 75. Scott was was the most valuable player in the Super Bowl that completed the Miami Dolphins’ 1972 perfect season. Former teammate Dick Anderson says Scott died Thursday in Atlanta after a fall down a stairway that left him in a coma. Scott played in three consecutive Super Bowls, won back-to-back championship rings and made the Pro Bowl five years in a row with Miami. He had two interceptions, including a 55-yard return from the end zone, against the Redskins as the ’72 Dolphins won to finish 17-0.

 
 
(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum says winter sports practices and other extracurricular activities for youth and adults will be allowed to resume at the end of November, although sports competition will remain suspended until mid-December. Burgum made the joint announcement with House Majority Leader Chet Pollert and Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner Wednesday night.
 

Burgum had issued an executive order Friday with multiple measures designed to reduce record COVID-19 infections and record hospitalizations and take pressure off the state’s strained health care providers and staff in the face of a pending capacity crisis. One of them suspended all winter sports until December 14th.

The change follows feedback from legislators, parents, school administrators, students, coaches, mental health professionals and others concerned about the impacts of suspended activities on students’ well-being. The governor and legislative leaders also received input from the North Dakota High School Activities Association and athletic associations.
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FARGO, ND – The State Volleyball Tournament begins today at the Fargodome. BEK TV will broadcast all matches from both Class A and Class B. They will also stream the matches online at www.bek.tv.
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Fargodome
First Round
#2 Thompson vs Flasher, 10 am
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs Kenmare, 1 pm
#1 Linton-HMB vs Our Redeemer’s, 4 pm
#4 Dickinson Trinity vs #5 Northern Cass, 7 pm
 
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich is the defending champion and Thompson won it all two years ago.
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High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
State Tournament – Fargodome
First Round
(W1) Bismarck Century vs (E4) Valley City, 10 am
(E2) Fargo Davies vs (W3) Mandan, 1 pm
(E1) West Fargo vs (W4) Bismarck Legacy, 4 pm
(W2) Jamestown vs (E3) West Fargo Sheyenne, 7 pm
 
Fargo Davies is the defending champion, while Bismarck Century has won four of the last five titles.
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TIMBERWOLVES-DRAFT
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves made Georgia shooting guard Anthony Edwards the first overall pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-5 Edwards adds a potentially dynamic scorer to the lineup. He led all freshmen in scoring in 2019-20 at 19.1 points per game. The 19-year-old native of Atlanta slides in next to center Karl-Anthony Towns and point guard D’Angelo Russell for a Wolves team that finished 19-45 last season. They also reached an agreement with the Oklahoma City Thunder to re-acquire point guard Ricky Rubio in a first-round swap. Minnesota picked Rubio at #5 in the 2009 draft.

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NBA DRAFT

UNDATED (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Georgia freshman guard Anthony Edwards the No. 1 pick in the delayed NBA draft. Edwards became the 11th straight one-and-done player to be the top pick, coming in a year where there was no clear obvious choice. He averaged 19.1 points for the Bulldogs, tops among all freshman. Commissioner Adam Silver announced the pick from ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. The draft was originally scheduled for June 25 before multiple delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic pushed it back and out of its usual home at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

 
The Golden State Warriors, stung by the news that Klay Thompson sustained another leg injury earlier Wednesday, took Memphis center James Wiseman with the second pick. They stumbled to the bottom of the league while Thompson missed the entire season with a torn ACL in his left knee.
 
LaMelo Ball then went to the Charlotte Hornets, the next stop on a lengthy basketball journey that sent the guard from high school in California to stops as a professional in Lithuania and Australia.
 
The Chicago Bulls took Patrick Williams of Florida State, the ACC sixth man of the year as a freshman, at No. 4. Cleveland followed with Auburn’s Isaac Okoro, another freshman, to round out the top five.
 
The latter half of the top 10 featured a couple of highly regarded international players in France’s Killian Hayes, taken by Detroit at No. 7, and Deni Avdija, the highest player to come from Israel when Washington picked him at No. 9.
 
In between, the New York Knicks took forward Obi Toppin, the national player of the year last season at Dayton.
 
In draft day moves:
 
– A person with knowledge of the trade says the Houston Rockets have agreed to send Trevor Ariza and the 16th pick in the NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for a future first-round pick.
 
– The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to send Al Horford and a protected future first-round pick to Oklahoma City, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The Thunder also acquired the 17th overall pick from the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations, for the 25th and 28th picks and point guard Ricky Rubio.
 
– The Knicks acquired the No. 23 selection from Utah, sending the No. 27 and 38 picks to the Jazz. New York also received the draft rights to Croatian center Ante Tomic, who was taken by the Jazz in the second round in 2008 but has spent his entire career in Europe.
 
– In other notable picks, Precious Achiuwa was the best player in the American Athletic Conference in his lone collegiate season. The 6-foot-9 Achiuwa was taken by the Miami Heat with the No. 20 pick in Wednesday’s NBA draft, giving the reigning Eastern Conference champions more frontcourt depth and athleticism.
 
– The Dallas Mavericks drafted Arizona guard Josh Green with the 18th pick in the first round. The native of Australia adds a backcourt mate for Luka Doncic as Dallas continues to build around the 21-year-old sensation and fellow European star Kristaps Porzingis.
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NBA NEWS

DALLAS (AP) – Kristaps Porzingis will miss the start of the season as the Dallas Mavericks star continues recovery from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Porzingis injured the knee in his playoff opener against the Los Angeles Clippers.

 
Elsewhere in the NBA:
 
– Golden State guard Klay Thompson has injured his leg during a workout on his own in Southern California. The team announced the injury without providing further details on the severity or any timeline for his availability with training camp starting Dec. 1 and the season beginning Dec. 22.
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MLB-NEWS

NEW YORK (AP) – New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended for 162 games by Major League Baseball after his positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. The 38-year-old Cano will miss the entire 2021 season and lose $24 million in salary. The eight-time All-Star hit a robust .316 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs in this year’s pandemic-shortened season. The commissioner’s office said Wednesday that Cano tested positive for Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. He was penalized 80 games in May 2018 while with Seattle after a positive test for furosemide, a diuretic that some athletes have used to mask other substances.

 
Elsewhere in the majors:
 
– The World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers issued layoffs in the organization as a result of revenue losses sustained during the coronavirus pandemic. The number of layoffs and the jobs involved weren’t addressed publicly by the team. The franchise called the layoffs “a heartbreaking decision.” No fans were allowed at Dodger Stadium during the shortened 60-game regular season, a serious blow to a franchise that has led the majors in attendance every year since 2013.
 
– Looking for left-handed help in the bullpen, the Washington Nationals have reached agreement with longtime minor leaguer Sam Clay on a one-year contract. Clay reached Triple-A for the first time in his career in 2019 while also spending time in Double-A. He went a combined 4-4 with 10 saves and a 3.25 ERA and led all minor leaguers with a groundball rate of 71.3%.
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NFL NEWS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants have fired offensive line coach Marc Colombo. Veteran line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will finish the season running the offensive line. The stunning move came as the Giants headed into a bye week with the new offensive line starting to play well. A person with knowledge of the move told The Associated Press that Judge wanted to hire DeGuglielmo as a consultant to work with the offensive line and other parts of the team. And according to the source, Judge told Colombo about the plans this week and the former Dallas Cowboys lineman voiced his displeasure. It ended with Colombo’s firing on Wednesday.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The NFL is placing all teams in intensive protocol starting Saturday to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 as the number of cases rises around the country. Use of masks will be mandatory at all times at team facilities, including during practice and in weight rooms. Meetings must be held either virtually or in the largest indoor space with approval by the league. Meals have to be made available for grab-and-go to avoid players and staff congregating in cafeterias. Time spent in the locker room also has to be limited.
 
– The Baltimore Ravens enter Sunday’s pivotal game against the Tennessee Titans with 11 players on injured reserve and several other key contributors too hurt to practice. Baltimore’s offensive line is still trying to adjust to the loss of All-Pro tackle Ronnie Stanley. Defensive linemen Calais Campbell and Brandon Williams missed Wednesday’s workout with injuries and there are four cornerbacks on IR. Also, Nick Boyle sustained a season-ending injury against the Patriots, leaving one tight end on the roster. The shortage of manpower will test Baltimore’s depth and resilience in this rematch of last January’s AFC divisional playoff.
 
– The Las Vegas Raiders have placed seven more players on the COVID-19 list as “high risk” close contacts with teammate Clelin Ferrell after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Ferrell had already been placed on the list following his positive test, along with defensive back Lamarcus Joyner. Safety Johnathan Abram, defensive tackle Maliek Collins, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, defensive lineman David Irving, cornerback Isaiah Johnson, defensive end Arden Key and defensive tackle Kendal Vickers have been added contact tracing. The seven new players could be cleared to play Sunday against Kansas City.
 
– Star defensive end Myles Garrett stayed home feeling sick and the Browns placed three more players, including starting right tackle Jack Conklin and kicker Cody Parkey and dependable long snapper Charley Hughlett, on the COVID-19 list as the team prepares for this week’s home game against Philadelphia. Fullback Andy Janovich and offensive lineman Chris Hubbard are already on the list after testing positive.
 
– The Panthers announced that running back Christian McCaffrey is not expected to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, a big blow for a Carolina team that is trying to snap a five-game losing streak. It will be the second straight game McCaffrey has missed because of a shoulder injury and the eighth game he has missed overall this season.
 
– The Kansas City Chiefs are signing safety DeAndre Baker to the practice squad, taking a chance on the 2019 first-round draft pick after he was let go by the New York Giants amid legal problems but subsequently had all charges against him dropped this week. Baker must first pass a physical and go through COVID-19 testing before he is allowed in the locker room.
 
– The Los Angeles Rams have placed three practice squad players on the reserve/COVID-19 list one day after reporting a positive test for an unidentified player. Receiver JJ Koski, tight end Kendall Blanton and defensive back Jake Gervase are now on the list. The Rams scrapped their walkthrough practice and conducted team meetings virtually.
 
– The San Francisco 49ers have claimed defensive lineman Takk McKinley off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals and placed defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw on the COVID-19 list. The Niners tried to claim McKinley last week after he was waived by Atlanta, but the Bengals beat them out. McKinley failed his physical in Cincinnati and San Francisco ended up with him anyway.
 
– Coach Vic Fangio says Drew Lock has made progress this week as he deals with bruised ribs. But the Denver Broncos’ second-year quarterback wasn’t able to practice Wednesday when backup Brett Rypien took his place. The Broncos host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and Rypien would get his second career start if Lock isn’t able to play. Rypien won his first start last month against the New York Jets despite throwing three interceptions. The Broncos lead the league with 16 interceptions. That includes 10 by Lock in the past four games. Lock threw four interceptions at Las Vegas last weekend.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Dave Yanai, retired coach of Cal State Dominguez Hills, will receive the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award in 2021 on April 9 in Los Angeles. Yanai was the first Japanese-American head coach at any level of college basketball. He spent 19 years at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where he is the school’s all-time winningest coach with 287 victories. He guided the Toros to the 1979 NAIA Elite Eight.

 
Elsewhere in College Basketball:
 
– Baylor senior forward Tristan Clark is ending a once-promising career sidetracked by a knee surgery two seasons ago. Clark says he has decided to no longer play for the No. 2 Bears. Clark was the nation’s leading field goal shooter at 73.7% when he sustained a season-ending left knee injury a week into Big 12 play during the 2018-19 season.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL

UNDATED (AP) – No. 24 Louisiana-Lafayette’s nonconference game against Central Arkansas scheduled for Saturday has been called off because of COVID-19 concerns. The Ragin’ Cajuns and Utah State at Wyoming on Thursday is also canceled. ULL is hopeful to return to practice Saturday to begin preparing for its next Sun Belt game, against Louisiana-Monroe on Nov. 28. Utah State’s COVID-19 cases forced the Aggies to call off their Mountain West game against the Cowboys. The number of games across all of FBS postponed or canceled is up to 12 out of 62 scheduled. Last week 15 out of 59 were called off.

 
Elsewhere:
 
– Ohio State will prohibit family and friends of players and coaches from attending football games this season because of the dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. The school has allowed a few hundred people at the first two home games, but that will end with the No. 3 Buckeyes’ game at Ohio Stadium on Saturday against No. 9 Indiana.
 
– Iowa State says only families and guests of athletes and staff will be allowed to attend the Cyclones’ football game against Kansas State on Saturday and men’s and women’s basketball games through November. The marching band and spirit squad also will attend the football game.
 
– The American Athletic Conference says Houston at SMU and Navy at South Florida scheduled for Saturday have been postponed because of COVID-19 issues. It’s the fourth game Houston has had called off this season because of the novel coronavirus but the first to be wiped out because the Cougars were unable to play. Navy has now had three straight games postponed, though this time the opponent was the problem. The postponements raise the number of games disrupted this week by the virus across major college football to 10.
 
– Pac-12 teams are doing everything they can to make sure they get enough games in to legitimately be considered for a bowl. UCLA and California even got together and scheduled their own Sunday morning game at the Rose Bowl. But time is quickly running out as the league enters its third weekend with coronavirus cases spiking across the nation. Cal, Washington, Arizona and Arizona State have played just once. Five Pac-12 games have been canceled, including Colorado’s meeting with the Sun Devils that was set for next Saturday.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS

UNDATED (AP) – Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics won’t have the luxury of hanging around once they’ve wrapped up their event. No late-night parties or nights on the town. They will instead be encouraged to leave Japan a day or two after they’ve finished competing. It will make the postponed Tokyo Olympics like no other.

 
In other virus-related sports news:
 
– The PGA Tour now has three players who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus during the RSM Classic at Sea Island. Kramer Hickok and Henrik Norlander each received positive tests and have withdrawn. Hickok got into the tournament as an alternate after Bill Haas tested positive earlier in the week. That’s the most positive tests on the PGA Tour since late June. That brings to 18 the number of PGA Tour players who have tested positive since golf resumed on June 8.
 
(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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CHICAGO (AP) – Theo Epstein is stepping down after nine seasons as the Chicago Cubs’ president of baseball operations. The team announced Epstein is leaving the organization, and general manager Jed Hoyer is being promoted to take his place. Epstein transformed the long-suffering Cubs and helped bring home a drought-busting championship in 2016. He said after the season he anticipated remaining on the job for at least one more year, with his contract set to expire in 2021. Epstein said in a statement Tuesday he will “cherish” his time with the Cubs and said it was simply time to make a change.
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NBA-NBA SCHEDULE

NEW YORK (AP) – The 2020-21 NBA schedule will feature a play-in tournament and an NBA Finals that could run all the way until July 22 – keeping some players from competing in the Olympics. The league’s 75th season, delayed and shortened because of the coronavirus pandemic, will begin Dec. 22 and look like none other. The NBA announced Tuesday how it will make up the 72-game schedule, which won’t be entirely known until well after it’s started. The first half of the schedule will be announced around the start of training camp in early December. The second half will be announced near the end of the first half.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– The Canadian government is reviewing a proposal from the NBA and the Raptors to play in Toronto amid the pandemic. A spokesman for Health Minister Patty Hajdu says they have been in contact with the Raptors and will continue to engage with them “in the coming weeks.” Raptors general manager Bobby Webster told Sportsnet television the team needs to know “in the coming days. This is not a next week type thing.”
 
– A person with knowledge of the situation says point guard Jrue Holiday is being traded from New Orleans to Milwaukee. The person told The Associated Press that the Pelicans are getting Eric Bledsoe, George Hill and a package of future first-round draft picks from the Bucks.
 
– Center Andre Drummond has told the Cavaliers he will exercise his $28.7 million contract option and stay with them this season. Drummond was acquired by Cleveland in a surprising trade from Detroit in February. A two-time All-Star with Detroit, the 27-year-old Drummond has consistently said he enjoys playing with the young Cavs.
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NHL-PANTHERS-PETERSON

UNDATED (AP) – The Florida Panthers have hired Brett Peterson as an assistant general manager. The team says Peters is believed to be the first Black assistant GM in the NHL. Peterson’s hiring comes days after the nearby Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female GM in Major League Baseball. The NHL has been working to increase minority participation in front offices and on coaching staffs. Peterson has a background as a player agent just like GM Bill Zito and fellow assistant Paul Krepelka. The 39-year-old was previously vice president of hockey for Wasserman Media Group and has been an NHLPA certified agent since 2009.

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NFL-PACKERS-LAZARD

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers have activated wide receiver Allen Lazard from injured reserve after he missed six games. Lazard had the best game of his pro career Sept. 27 when he caught six passes for 146 yards and a touchdown in a 37-30 victory at New Orleans. But he suffered a core injury in that game and hasn’t played since. The 2018 undrafted free agent from Iowa State has 13 catches for 254 yards and two touchdowns in just three games this season. The Packers play at Indianapolis on Sunday.

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL

UNDATED (AP) – The New York Giants, Atlanta Falcons and Las Vegas Raiders put players on the COVID-19 list on the same day Washington had its first instance of someone in the organization testing positive for the coronavirus since the season began. The NFL said there were 17 new confirmed positives among players and 35 among other personnel during testing last week. Giants kicker Graham Gano, Falcons wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, Washington injured defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis, and Las Vegas defenders Clelin Ferrell and Lamarcus Joyner all went on the list.

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VIRUS-OUTBREAK-DUKE-WAKE FOREST

UNDATED (AP) – The Atlantic Coast Conference says this weekend’s game between Duke and Wake Forest won’t be played due to coronavirus issues and injuries within the Demon Deacons’ football program. The league made the announcement Tuesday night ahead of Saturday’s matchup at Duke. The ACC’s statement made no mention of rescheduling. In a separate release, Wake Forest said it would work with Duke and the ACC on the possibility of rescheduling the game. Wake Forest said the decision was due to positive cases, quarantines of close contacts and injuries. The team won’t practice or hold team activities Wednesday or Thursday.

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-GOLF-HAAS

UNDATED (AP) – Bill Haas has tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the RSM Classic this week at Sea Island. Haas had received a sponsor exemption. Haas is the 16th player to test positive since the PGA Tour returned from the COVID-19 pandemic in June. The RSM Classic is the 24th consecutive week of tour events, including the three majors.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-WICHITA STATE-MARSHALL

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall has resigned following an investigation into allegations of verbal and physical abuse. Marshall, who has long been known for his combustible sideline persona, came under scrutiny when former player Shaq Morris claimed he’d been struck twice by his coach during an October 2015 practice. Morris also claimed that he’d seen Marshall choke assistant coach Kyle Lindsted, who had soon left to become an assistant at Minnesota.

 
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 111720 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Pairings are set for the state volleyball tournament which begins Thursday at the Fargodome.
 
Due to COVID numbers and related factors, KHRT will not broadcast local teams at the state tournament as we normally would. Instead we encourage people to catch coverage of their favorite team from BEK TV. BEK will be broadcasting every match of both the Class A and B tournaments on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They will also stream the matches online at www.bek.tv.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Fargodome
 
First Round – (Thu, 11/19)
#2 Thompson vs Flasher, 10 am
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich vs Kenmare, 1 pm
#1 Linton-HMB vs Our Redeemer’s, 4 pm
#4 Dickinson Trinity vs #5 Northern Cass, 7 pm
Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich is the defending champion and Thompson won it all two years ago.
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High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
 
State Tournament – Fargodome
 
First Round – (Thu, 11/19)
(W1) Bismarck Century vs (E4) Valley City, 10 am
(E2) Fargo Davies vs (W3) Mandan, 1 pm
(E1) West Fargo vs (W4) Bismarck Legacy, 4 pm
(W2) Jamestown vs (E3) West Fargo Sheyenne, 7 pm
Fargo Davies is the defending champion, while Bismarck Century has won four of the last five titles.
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NFL-VIKINGS-BEARS
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Kirk Cousins threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns, and the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 104-yard kickoff return by Chicago’s Cordarrelle Patterson to beat the Bears 19-13. Cousins won for the first time in 10 career Monday night starts. He hit Adam Thielen with a 6-yard TD early in the fourth quarter to put Minnesota on top 19-13, and the Vikings hung on for their third straight win. They also snapped a four-game losing streak against Chicago. Bears quarterback Nick Foles got taken from the field on a cart in the
game’s final minute after landing on his right, throwing shoulder.
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NFL-NEWS

KANSAS CITY (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs signed Andy Reid and Brett Veach to contract extensions that will provide added stability by keeping the most successful coach and general manager combination in franchise history together well into the future. The Chiefs reached back-to-back AFC championship games and won their first Super Bowl title in 50 years last season.

 

In other NFL news:

– The San Francisco 49ers have placed defensive lineman Arik Armstead on the COVID-19 list. The 49ers are on a bye this week and don’t play again until Nov. 29 against the Los Angeles Rams so it’s unclear if Armstead will miss any time.

 
– New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will be sidelined for a second straight game as he recovers from an injured right shoulder. Coach Adam Gase said Monday that Joe Flacco will start in Darnold’s place when the winless Jets take on the Chargers in Los Angeles on Sunday.
 
– Browns fullback Andy Janovich was placed on the COVID-19 list, a day after he played 26 snaps in a 10-7 win over the Houston Texans. The team was notified of Janovich’s positive coronavirus test on Monday and immediately closed its facility in Berea, Ohio, to conduct contact tracing.
 
– The Tennessee Titans have placed linebacker David Long on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and the team facility remains open based on the results of contact tracing. Tennessee had the weekend off after losing to Indianapolis and Long went into self-isolation.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-NCAA TOURNAMENT

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA says it plans to hold the entire 2021 men’s college basketball tournament in one location to mitigate the risks of the coronavirus. It is in talks with Indianapolis to be the host city. The Final Four is already set to be held in Indianapolis next year. The association said it is relocating early round games that had been scheduled for 13 cities across the country. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee says hosting all 68 teams in one place is safer.

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NBA-SUNS-THUNDER TRADE

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – All-Star guard Chris Paul has been traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he’ll play alongside one of the league’s most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker. The Thunder got Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a 2022 first-round pick. The Suns also got Abdel Nader from the Thunder. The trade sending Paul to the Suns from Oklahoma City was completed Monday night, a blockbuster to start what could be a wild few days of NBA transactions before training camps begin next month.

 
In another NBA transaction:
 
– A person familiar with the deal says the Detroit Pistons have agreed to trade Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round draft pick. The 6-foot-9 Musa was a first-round pick in 2018. He averaged almost five points in 40 games last season.
In other NBA news:
 
– Kristaps Porzingis will miss the start of the season as the Dallas Mavericks star continues recovery from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. Director of basketball operations Donnie Nelson says the club is being cautious.
 
– Two-time NBA All-Star Victor Oladipo and his business manager, Jay Henderson, have joined an ownership group to purchase the New Zealand Breakers of the Australian National Basketball League. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the deal will make Oladipo one of the world’s youngest basketball owners.
 
– A federal appeals court says a jury can decide whether former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley was ejected from Madison Square Garden with excessive force. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reinstated a lawsuit Oakley brought against the team’s owners after he was forcefully removed as a spectator at a Knicks game in February 2017.
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MLB-PADRES-CLEVINGER

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The San Diego Padres say pitcher Mike Clevinger needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2021 season. The Padres made the announcement after reaching agreement with the right-hander on an $11.5 million, two-year contract. Clevinger’s surgery is set for today. The Padres got Clevinger in a trade with Cleveland on Aug. 31. He left his last start of the regular season with what was later described as an elbow impingement. He missed the wild-card series against St. Louis and then was removed in the second inning of the NL Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after his velocity dipped dramatically.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– Left-hander Drew Smyly became the first of the 181 free agents to switch teams when he agreed to an $11 million, one-year contract with the Braves. The 31-year-old Smyly pitched seven games last season for the San Francisco Giants, making five starts. He went 0-1 with a 3.42 ERA.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHL-LIGHTNING

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Just months after winning the Stanley Cup, officials with the Tampa Bay Lightning says they’re eliminating 30 positions in a sign that even winning a championship doesn’t spare a team from the effects of the coronavirus. Team officials said Monday that the positions were across the company and effective immediately. The layoffs represent less than 10% of the team’s workforce. Because the National Hockey League’s postseason was played in bubbles in Canada, the team didn’t earn any revenue from the playoffs.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The Buffalo Sabres have signed their first-round draft pick, forward Jack Quinn, to a three-year entry level contract. Quinn was selected with the No. 8 pick in the draft last month. The 19-year-old from Ottawa is coming off a season in which his 52 goals in 62 games ranked second in the Ontario Hockey League.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE FOOTBALL

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) – No. 5 Texas A&M will not play for a second straight week. Saturday’s home game against Mississippi has postponed because of lingering issues with COVID-19 within the Aggies’ program. The game could be made up Dec. 19, the day of the SEC championship game.

 
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