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K-Heart Sports – 09/26/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 092621 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Williston earned a pair of cross country titles on Saturday.
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
RM Stoudt Invite – Jamestown (Top 5)
 
1. Williston, 45
2. Bismarck Century, 45
3. Bowman County, 126
4. Bismarck Legacy, 136
5. Kindred, 147
 
Individual winner: Griffin House of Bismarck Century, 15:54
 
High School Girls Cross Country
 
RM Stoudt Invite – Jamestown (Top 5)
 
1. Williston, 51
2. Grand Forks Red River, 70
3. Bismarck Legacy, 135
4. Rugby, 144
5. Bismarck Century, 187
 
Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 19:25
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
Minot Invite
 
1. Minot, 543
2. West Fargo Sheyenne, 504
3. Bismarck Century, 364
4. Bismarck Legacy, 231
5. Mandan, 207
6. Bismarck High, 84
 
High School Boys Soccer
Williston 4, Mandan 3
 
College Football
Minnesota State-Mankato 68, Minot State 10
 
College Womens Volleyball
Winona State def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-14, 25-16
 
NAHL Hockey
Minot Minotauros 3, Austin Bruins 2
St. Cloud Norsemen 8, Bismarck Bobcats 3
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Teoscar Hernández, Marcus Semien and George Springer homered, and the Toronto Blue Jays held their position in the playoff chase by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-1. Toronto stayed two games behind Boston and New York in the AL wild-card race with seven games remaining. Robbie Ray scattered three hits in six innings as the Blue Jays ended a three-game slide. Semien hit his 43rd home run in the sixth for a 3-1 lead. That tied him with Davey Johnson of Atlanta in 1973 for the most home runs in a season by a second baseman.
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T25 FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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MLB-SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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

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

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NHL-BLUES-SENATORS TRADE

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

 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

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KHRT ND News – 09/25/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 092521 – 0700
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s first and only federal capital punishment case is on hold after a federal judge threw out the death sentence given to Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. in 2006 in the death of college student Dru Sjodin. Judge Ralph Erickson cited what he called misleading testimony from a medical examiner and failures by defense attorneys to say a new sentencing phase would be warranted. Prosecutors have to decide whether they will appeal first. That’s a question that comes as President Joe Biden personally opposes capital punishment and executions nationwide are on hold. Sjodin’s family has said they support the death penalty for Rodriguez.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Fargo’s mayor and health officials have made an urgent appeal for North Dakota residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks indoors. The plea comes as coronavirus cases surge. Mayor Tim Mahoney says hospitals and medical staffs are overwhelmed. North Dakota has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S. Mahoney and others say 90% of people hospitalized in North Dakota for the virus are not vaccinated. The North Dakota Health Department said Friday that vaccine boosters should be available next week to people 65 and older and others who have existing health problems that make them more at risk for severe illness from the virus.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers has substantially completed a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in some rural regions. The preliminary plan unanimously approved Thursday also forces several incumbent lawmakers to run against each other to keep their jobs, including the Democratic Senate minority leader and the GOP House majority leader. Rep. Bill Devlin, chairman of the committee, says the panel will return to the Capitol twice next week to “tweak” the plan that was drafted over the past several weeks.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reaching an agreement with the federal government to pay $15 million in fines. Summit Midstream Partners was charged for negligently discharging oil and for failing to immediately report the spill, which occurred north of Williston over a period of five months in 2014 and 2015. A pipeline leaked 700,000 barrels of produced water, which is highly saturated saltwater that comes up in wells along with oil and gas. Produced water can contain oil. Some of the wastewater reached Blacktail Creek, which eventually flows into the Missouri River.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot City Council approved on second reading a 2022 budget of approximately $175.271 million at their meeting this week. The approved budget, which calls for a 121.69 mill levy, includes new positions of two dispatchers, one plumbing inspector, two bus drivers, one computer forensic technician, one mechanic, one property maintenance position, one GIS technician, one recycling coordinator, one water plant operator, and four positions that would transition from part time to full time. The 2022 budget includes funding to continue work on flood control phases, the Northwest Area Water Supply project, and projects through the National Disaster Resilience program. While the funding for those projects already exists, it must be included in the budget in order to be spent in 2022.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/25/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 092521 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Runningback Chris Jenner and quarterback Rylan Scheig combined for 342 yards of offense and five touchdowns as Surrey defeated Lewis & Clark 36-6 last night, in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Jenner rushed 25 times for 225 yards and two scores. Scheig rushed 11 times for 60 yards with two TD’s and he also threw for 57 yards and another score. The Bomber attack was led by Huntyrr Anderson with 110 yards rushing on 14 carries and a touchdowns. Patrick Simons rushed for 84 yards on 15 carries and threw for 80 yards. Lewis & Clark lost four fumbles on the night. Surrey improves to 4-1 on the season, while the Bombers drop to 3-3.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 21, #5 Mandan 14 (27 game winning streak)
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 36, Bismarck Legacy 7
#T3 Fargo Shanley 33, (#1 11A) Jamestown 13
#T3 West Fargo 42, (11A) Fargo South 3
Minot 31, Williston 0
Fargo Davies 27, Bismarck High 0
 
Class 11 A
(#T3 11AA) Fargo Shanley 33, #1 Jamestown 13
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 51, Wahpeton 20
#3 Fargo North 42, Grand Forks Red River 8
#4 Devils Lake 21, Grand Forks Central 15
#5 Dickinson 33, Watford City 14
Valley City 30, Turtle Mountain 0
(#T3 11AA) West Fargo 42, Fargo South 3
 
Class 11B
#1 Beulah 28, Killdeer 12
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 37, Harvey-Wells County 30 (44-game winning streak)
#3 Hillsboro-Central Valley 41, Carrington 0
#4 Kindred 41, Fargo Oak Grove 0
#5 Velva-Garrison 20, Nedrose 12
Bishop Ryan 37, Stanley 7
Des Lacs-Burlington 35, South Prairie-Max 0
Rugby 18, Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 6
Southern McLean 30, Heart River 8
Shiloh Christian 37, Hazen 30
Bowman County 14, Dickinson Trinity 7
Thompson 30, Grafton 16
Northern Cass 47, Park River Area 8
Central Cass 41, Lisbon 8
Sargent County 44, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 26
Oakes 32, Linton-HMB 13
 
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 42, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 12
#2 New Salem-Almont 48, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 14
#3 Cavalier 58, Griggs-Midkota 8
Divide County 58, #4 Ray-Powers Lake 50
#5 MayPort-CG 50, Larimore 18
Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 60, Alexander 24
Bottineau 20, St. John 6
North Prairie 26, T-G-U 14
Central McLean 60, Kidder County 38
South Border 28, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 8
Mott-Regent-New England 42, Grant County-Flasher 34
Hettinger-Scranton 44, Beach 20
New Rockford-Sheyenne 60, Benson County 22
Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 38, Hatton-Northwood 12
Hankinson 49, Tri-State 6
Enderlin-Maple Valley 32, Richland 0
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
Roy Griak – Minneapolis (Top 5)
 
1. Bismarck High, 85
2. Notre Dame, 177
3. Dickinson, 180
4. Bloomington Jefferson, 190
5. Brandon Valley, 279
 
Individual winner: Charlie Power Thies of St. Paul Como Park, 16:31
 
High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Legacy 3, Fargo Davies 2
Fargo Davies 4, Bismarck Century 1
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Minot 116, West Fargo Sheyenne 70
Minot 138, Dickinson 48
Bismarck Legacy 118, Bismarck High 67
West Fargo Sheyenne 118, Dickinson 68
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Southwest Minnesota State 1
 
College Womens Volleyball
Upper Iowa def. Minot State, 25-5, 25-15, 25-13
 
NAHL Hockey
Austin Bruins 3, Minot Minotauros 2
St. Cloud Norsemen 5, Bismarck Bobcats 4
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. – The Minot State football team (0-3) host 20th-ranked Minnesota State Mavericks tonight at 6 pm at Herb Parker Stadium. Elsewhere in college football, NDSU and UND have byes this week before they begin Missouri Valley Conference play next week against each other in Grand Forks.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Byron Buxton’s two-run homer spoiled José Berríos’ return to Minnesota and dealt a blow to Toronto’s playoff hopes as the Twins beat the Blue Jays 3-1. Buxton hit his 15th homer of the season in a three-run third inning against Berríos (12-9), who was making his first start in Minnesota after being sent to Toronto at the trade deadline. The Blue Jays are 1-4 on their final road trip of the season, and are three games behind New York and Boston in the AL wild-card race.
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T25 FOOTBALL

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – Fresno State was a winner in its return to The Associated Press college football poll. Jake Haener threw four of his five touchdown passes in the second half to help the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs rally from a 12-point deficit in a 38-30 decision over UNLV. Haener connected on scoring strikes of 4, 23 and 25 yards to Jalen Cropper on three straight possessions to turn a 21-9 deficit in to a 29-21 lead. Haener and Cropper struck again with a 26-yard TD that made it 35-30 with 4:53 to play.

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GOLF-RYDER CUP
 
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) – The United States dropped the first completed match during Ryder Cup on Friday. The Americans didn’t lose another as they took a 6-2 lead over Europe at Whistling Straits. The day ended with the U.S. going 2-0-2 in fourball. Even with a 3-1 start in foursomes, Steve Stricker broke up all his American teams and and still won the afternoon fourballs session. Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele each went 2-0 on the opening day, while Rory McIlroy lost both of his matches. All six U.S. rookies contributed at least a half-point in giving Europe its largest first-day deficit in Cup history.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The St. Louis Cardinals have tied the longest winning streak in team history by sweeping a pair from the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The Redbirds were 8-5 winners in the opener on two-run homers by Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler O’Neill and pinch-hitter Jose Rondon. Tommy Edman had three hits and Goldschmidt had three RBIs to help the Cardinals take a 8-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth.

 
The Cardinals made it 14 wins by blowing out the Cubs, 12-4 in the nightcap. Tyler O’Neill provided a three-run homer and pair Lars Nootbaar smacked a pair of solo shots. Harrison Bader added a solo drive, double and single as St. Louis batters went deep five times in the nightcap and eight times on the day. The Cards reeled off 14 straight wins in 1935 behind Hall of Famers Dizzy Dean, Ducky Medwick and Frankie Frisch.
 
The Redbirds were three games out of a playoff berth when the streak began. They now lead the second NL wild card by five games over the Phillies and have a magic number of four to wrap up a postseason berth. The Phillies currently are 1 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading Braves after Didi Gregorius hit a go-ahead, three-run home run in the seventh inning to send the Phils past the Pirates, 8-6. Brad Miller also went deep as Philadelphia won its fourth in a row and eighth in the last 10. Hector Neris wriggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth by getting Ke’Bryan Hayes to ground out, avoiding the Phillies’ major league-leading 35th save.
 
Fernando Tatis Jr. homered leading off the top of the seventh inning to send the Padres to a 6-5 win over the Braves in the resumption of a game that was suspended due to rain in Atlanta on July 21. Tatis’ homer regained the lead for the Padres after Braves pinch-hitter Adam Duvall tied it with a solo homer with one out in the bottom of the sixth. The Braves captured the scheduled game as Max Fried retired his last 18 batters and finished with a three-hitter for his second career shutout, leading a 4-0 win at San Diego. Dansby Swanson hit a two-run homer for the Braves in the nightcap.
 
Checking out Friday’s other MLB action:
 
– The Giants continue to hold a one-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West after Mike Yastrzemski hit a three-run homer in San Francisco’s 100th victory, 7-2 at Colorado. Tommy La Stella, Crawford and Brandon Belt had solo home runs to give San Francisco a 3-2 lead after six. Kervin Castro tossed two innings for his first major league victory.
 
– Chris Taylor robbed a pair of potential extra-base hits on defense in the ninth inning to secure the Dodgers’ 4-2 victory at Arizona. AJ Pollock hit a two-run homer and also stole an extra-base hit from Josh Rojas in the first inning. Winning pitcher Tony Gonsolin limited the Diamondbacks to two runs over five innings.
 
– Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s three home runs and Eric Lauer turned in a much-needed strong start for the Brewers in a 5-1 win over the Mets. Kolten Wong and Willy Adames also went deep as Milwaukee ended a five-game skid and trimmed its magic number for winning its first NL Central title since 2018 to two. The Brewers have won 12 of their last 13 against the Mets in Milwaukee, including seven in a row.
 
– The Rays clobbered the Marlins, 8-0 as Ryan Yarbrough allowed two hits over six innings of relief to help the AL East leaders reduce their magic number to two. The Rays got three RBIs each from Randy Arozarena and Kevin Kiermaier, who came within a homer of hitting for the cycle. Tampa Bay rookie shortstop Wander Franco returned after missing two weeks with a right hamstring injury and extended his on-base streak to 40 games with a sixth-inning walk.
 
– The Red Sox’s seven-game winning streak is over following an 8-3 pounding by the Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton slammed a three-run homer and Gerrit Cole took a shutout into the sixth as New York climbed within one game of Boston for the first AL wild card. Boston didn’t score until Rafael Devers’ three-run homer.
 
– Byron Buxton’s two-run homer was the difference as the Twins dumped the Blue Jays, 3-1. The blast was part of a three-run third against Jose Berrios, who was back in Minnesota for the first time since being dealt to Toronto at the trade deadline. Marcus Semien homered for the Blue Jays, who are two games behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card.
 
– Like the Jays, the Mariners are two games out of a playoff spot following a 6-5 win over the Angels. Ty France homered and Jake Fraley scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error to help Seattle pick up its season-high sixth straight win. Paul Sewald worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth by fanning Jack Mayfield and getting Jose Rojas on a grounder to first for his 11th save.
 
– Frankie Montas pitched two-hit ball over seven innings of the Athletics’ 14-2 thrashing of the Astros. Montas also became the first Athletics pitcher in 20 years to reach 200 strikeouts in a season. Starling Marte had four hits and four RBIs as the A’s kept Houston’s magic number to clinch the AL West at three.
 
– Luis Robert hit a leadoff home run in the fifth inning of the White Sox’s 1-0 win over the Indians. Chicago starter Dylan Cease left after being struck on the right arm by a comebacker in the sixth inning, but X-rays were negative. Shane Bieber retired all nine hitters he faced in his first start for the Indians since suffering a shoulder injury in June.
 
– The Reds blew a 7-4 lead in the ninth before Aristides Aquino singled home the winning run in the 11th to give Cincinnati n 8-7 victory over the Nationals. Nick Castellanos, Eugenio Suarez, Max Schrock and pinch-hitter Delino DeShields homered for the Reds.
 
– The Royals knocked off the Tigers, 3-1 as Carlos Hernandez pitched five shutout innings and Whit Merrifield drove in a pair of runs. Hernandez allowed two hits, walked three and hit a batter, one start after allowing seven runs in four innings.
 
– Adolis Garcia hit a go-ahead two-run double in a five-run ninth that gave the Rangers an 8-5 verdict over the Orioles. Cedric Mullins belted a three-run shot to become the first player in Orioles history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a season.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Odell Beckham Jr. has been cleared for takeoff. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver made it through a full week of practice without any issues with his reconstructed knee. Coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham will make his return Sunday at home against the Bears. Beckham hasn’t played since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament on Oct. 25 against Cincinnati, an injury that kept him out during the Browns’ playoff run. He’s been inactive for Cleveland’s first two games.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will play on Sunday against Cincinnati. Roethlisberger has been dealing with a bruised chest that limited his participation in practice this week. Outside linebacker T.J. Watt is questionable with a groin injury suffered in a loss last week to Las Vegas. Outside linebacker Alex Highsmith, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and defensive lineman Carlos Davis are out.
 
– Panthers coach Matt Rhule says running back Christian McCaffrey is expected to miss “a few weeks” with a strained hamstring. McCaffrey was injured in Carolina’s 24-9 win over the Houston Texans Thursday night. The news isn’t as good for rookie cornerback Jaycee Horn, who has three broken bones in his foot and could miss the remainder of the season.
 
– Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan practiced fully all week and is set to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts after being scratched for the Titans’ win in Seattle. Starting tight end Anthony Firkser, rookie cornerback Caleb Farley and outside linebacker Derick Roberson all are out against the Colts.
 
– The Ravens have put linebackers Jaylon Ferguson and Justin Houston and defensive linemen Brandon Williams and Justin Madubuike on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Baltimore also ruled out tackle Ronnie Stanley and defensive end Derek Wolfe for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Quarterback Lamar Jackson was back to full participation in practice after missing Thursday because of an illness.
 
– Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark strained his hamstring and cornerback Charvarius Ward strained his quad in practice this week, leaving the status of both in doubt for their game against the Chargers on Sunday.
 
– The NFL is adding Monday night to its Wild Card Weekend. The league says it will play one of its first six playoff games on Monday night beginning this season. The NFL added a third wild-card team in each conference last season, and then played three wild-card games on Saturday and three on Sunday during its first weekend of the playoffs. The new schedule means the league will play two games on Saturday, three on Sunday and one on Monday night.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Chicago Bulls say forward Patrick Williams has a severe left ankle sprain that could cause him to miss the start of the season. The Bulls expect Williams to miss four to six weeks because of the injury sustained Sept. 15 during an optional individual workout. Bulls guard Coby White is expected to make a full return in November after having surgery on his left shoulder.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– The Knicks’ entire roster is vaccinated, making all the players eligible to play in their home games. Because of local coronavirus regulations in New York and San Francisco, the Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors are required to be vaccinated unless exemptions for medical or religious reasons apply. The Knicks are the first of those teams to say they have met the mandate.
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NHL-BLACKHAWKS-COVID-19
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen and forward Mike Hardman were held out of practice Friday because of the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The announcement on the team’s second day of training camp doesn’t necessarily mean that either player tested positive. General manager Stan Bowman said Thursday that the team was 100% vaccinated.
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/24/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company responsible for the largest oil field spill in North Dakota has pleaded guilty to criminal charges after reaching an agreement with the federal government to pay $15 million in fines. Summit Midstream Partners was charged for negligently discharging oil and for failing to immediately report the spill, which occurred north of Williston over a period of five months in 2014 and 2015. A pipeline leaked 700,000 barrels of produced water, which is highly saturated saltwater that comes up in wells along with oil and gas. Some of the wastewater reached Blacktail Creek, which eventually flows into the Missouri River.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers on Thursday worked on completing a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in population-lean rural regions.
 
The redistricting plan was drafted over the past several weeks. The task was required due to population shifts shown by the 2020 federal census. Each district is supposed to include approximately the same number of people, although small variances are allowed. The principle is called, “one person, one vote,” and is intended to give each district similar voting power in the Legislature.
 
North Dakota’s population is estimated at a record 779,000, up almost 16% during the last decade, but most of the state’s rural legislative districts continued losing residents, according to census data. The new map avoids splitting up the majority of North Dakota’s 53 counties among separate districts. The panel focused on keeping 47 districts, rather than increasing or reducing the size of the Legislature. Each district is represented by two House members and a senator, which gives the Legislature 141 members. Lawmakers added new three new districts in and around the state’s biggest city of Fargo, and Williston and Watford City in the heart of the state’s oil patch.
 
The GOP-controlled Legislature will finish the redistricting job during a special or reconvened session this fall. The full Legislature must approve the plan, and the governor must sign off on it.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 increase by 109 today to 3,604. Information from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 525 of those active are age 11 and younger, 480 are age 12-19, 509 are age 20-29, 611 are age 30-39, 498 are age 40-49, 368 are age 50-59, 325 are age 60-69, 288 are age 70+.
 
Health officials report 645 new positives and 560 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 6.45%. Cass County had the most new positives today with 136, while there were 112 in Burleigh County, Stark added 62, and Ward County with 49.
 
Hospitalizations are down by four to 121, with 19 of those in ICU. The majority of hospitalizations are people age 40+. Only 14 are under 40.
 
There are two more deaths among those positive with COVID-19. It brings the total deaths since the pandemic began in North Dakota to 1,597.
 
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 230 new positives (4196), three new hospitalizations (198), and one death (30). Those adults fully vaccinate against the virus is at 52.9% (318,152) while those 12+ fully vaccinated is at 50.7% (336,167).
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BISMARCK, ND (ND G&F) – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s annual fall wetland survey indicates poor to fair wetland conditions for duck hunting throughout the state. Andy Dinges, Department migratory game bird biologist, said the number of duck hunting wetlands are down statewide about 44% from last fall and are also 45% below the 2003-2020 average.
 
“We are experiencing fall wetland conditions similar to what occurred from 2006-08, which was our last prolonged dry period throughout the state,” Dinges said. Dinges said the northeast region has the highest number of duck hunting wetlands this fall, but is still about 30% below average for the region. The south central region is also faring a little better and is only about 17% below the long-term average for the number of duck hunting type wetlands. However, all other regions of the state are experiencing conditions that are at least 50% below average for the number of duck hunting type wetlands observed.
 
“Most of the remaining wetlands are in fair to good shape, but hunters should certainly expect mud margins around wetlands, possibly making hunting more difficult,” he said. Wetland conditions were poor in early spring from little to no snow melt, in addition the early and mid-summer were also extremely dry for most of the state, Dinges said.
 
“We have received some much-needed rainfall in the last month or so, but it hasn’t been enough to really improve wetland conditions,” he added. “Most of the state has only received about 50-75% of normal precipitation since last year when the fall wetland survey was conducted.”
 
The quality of waterfowl hunting in North Dakota is largely determined by weather conditions and migration patterns. Dinges said waterfowl populations are still doing well for the most part despite drought this year, which still makes for the potential of some good fall hunting in North Dakota.
 
“Hunters should always scout because of ever-changing conditions and distribution of waterfowl,” he said. “Hunters should also be cautious driving off-trail to avoid soft spots, and while encountering areas of tall vegetation that could be a fire hazard.”
 
The fall wetland survey is conducted in mid-September, just prior to the waterfowl hunting season to provide an assessment of conditions duck hunters can expect. Duck hunting wetlands are classified as seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 092421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Minot police are asking for the public’s help in a burglary. On the morning of September 18, 2021, The Minot Police Department was alerted to a burglary of an area retail store. The burglars made away with a substantial amount of merchandise. The investigation has revealed that the burglars in this case have been targeting similar retail stores throughout the country. The Minot Police Department has reason to believe the suspects spent time in the Minot area in preparation for this burglary. As a result, police are asking the public and specifically, area hospitality businesses, for any information. The two subjects and their associates may have stayed in an area hotel, ate at an area restaurant, or frequented other area businesses. Police are looking for any information or surveillance video. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Minot Police Department at 701-852-0111 or Crime Stoppers at 701-85-CRIME (701-852-7463).
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A panel of lawmakers has made substantial progress on a draft of North Dakota’s new legislative map that creates three new districts in the state’s fastest-growing areas but erases an equal amount in some rural regions. The preliminary plan unanimously approved Thursday also forces several incumbent lawmakers to run against each other to keep their jobs, including the Democratic Senate minority leader and the GOP House majority leader. Rep. Bill Devlin, chairman of the committee, says the panel will return to the Capitol twice next week to “tweak” the plan that was drafted over the past several weeks.
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WASHINGTON (AP) – Interior Secretary Deb Haaland says extensive news media coverage of the death of Gabby Petito should be a reminder of hundreds of Native American girls and women who are missing or murdered in the United States. The first Native American Cabinet secretary said her heart goes out to Petito’s family. But she also grieves for “so many Indigenous women” whose families have endured similar heartache “for the last 500 years.” The disappearance and death of the 22-year-old Petito generated a whirlwind of news coverage as well as a frenzy of online sleuthing. The Florida woman was found dead at the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st Street Southeast, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. All household hazardous waste not normally picked up by the sanitation crews may be brought to this program free of charge for City of Minot Sanitation customers. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/24/21

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

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

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GOLF-RYDER CUP

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

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MLB-SCHEDULE

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

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

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

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

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

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NHL-NEWS

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

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The league is counting on most of its players to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. The league says 10 to 15 players out of 700 will likely not be vaccinated with the season begins Oct. 12. One of them is Detroit’s Tyler Bertuzzi, who calls it a personal decision. He faces a loss of more than $400,000 if he cannot travel to Canada to play in games because of virus protocols.
 
– The Rangers say they’ll honor late Hall of Famer Rod Gilbert by wearing a patch featuring his No. 7 on their jerseys this season. Players will also wear white “Gilbert” jerseys for pregame warmups prior to the home opener at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14 that will be auctioned off for charity. Gilbert died in August at age 80.
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/23/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota University System has launched a search for the next president of the North Dakota State College of Science. The 13-member committee is co-chaired by Jeffry Volk, State Board of Higher Education member, and Terry Marohl, NDSCS associate professor and transportation department chair. The new NDSCS president will succeed Dr. John Richman, who will retire from the university on Dec. 17, 2021. The person selected for the presidency will assume office by July 2022.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Waterfowl and upland bird hunting seasons are underway. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) cautions hunters to watch for potentially toxic blue-green algae in wetlands and lakes while in the field this fall. There are no known antidotes for the cyanotoxins produced by blue-green algae. Hunting dogs may suffer adverse health effects, even death, and are at a higher risk than people for illness because of their smaller size. Also, people that swallow or come into contact with water containing cyanotoxins can become sick with diarrhea and vomiting, experience numb lips, tingling fingers and toes, dizziness, rashes, hives or skin blisters.
 
Blue-green algae can look like grass clippings floating in the water, clumps/puffballs or green cottage cheese. It can also make the water appear like spilled green paint or green pea soup.
 
Respect advisories and warnings announced by the NDDEQ. If the water is discolored or you see foam, scum, or mats of green or blue-green algae on the water, do not let pets swim in or drink from affected waters. Carry plenty of fresh water for you and your hunting dog. If you or your hunting dog accidentally swims in water that might have a cyanobacteria bloom, rinse off with fresh water as soon as possible.
 
Report suspected blue-green algae blooms to the NDDEQ at 701-328-5210 or on the NDDEQ’s Harmful Algal Bloom webpage. Because it can take time to receive laboratory test results, we urge people to be cautious and avoid waters that look discolored, scummy, or have a foul odor. Enjoy a safe and successful hunt and when in doubt, stay out.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota are up by 185 today to 3,495. Of those active, 1,028 are age 19 or younger. Burleigh County has the most active cases at 760, with Cass County at 627. The daily positive rate listed by the Department of Health is 6.57%. There are 631 new positives and 483 newly recovered today. Hospitalizations are up by six to 125, with 22 of those in ICU. There are no deaths reported today (1595). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 161 new positives (3966), no new hospitalization (195), and no deaths (29).
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two large hospital systems in the Upper Midwest say fully vaccinated people make up a minority of COVID-19 hospitalizations and an even lower number of people needing intensive care and ventilators. Minneapolis-based Allina Health reported 176 patients were hospitalized with COVID-19 this week and that 22% are vaccinated against the coronavirus. Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, reported 159 patients with COVID-19 hospitalized this week at its facilities in the Dakotas and Minnesota, and that 10% are fully vaccinated. The hospital systems are among the first in the nation to report their COVID-19 hospitalizations by severity and vaccination status.
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s Attorney General says his office is not to blame for results of an audit that found nearly three dozen tests given to people allegedly driving under the influence were expired and therefore invalid. The audit released Wednesday found that 34 of more than 8,900 tests analyzed over a two-year period ending were conducted using devices that were faulty or expired. Auditor Joshua Gallion says the results are considered invalid and can be dismissed in court. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says his office provides training and the kits without charge to law enforcement. The training includes ensuring the devices have not expired.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded more than $431.8 million in grants to build safer, more sustainable and more accessible airports across the United States. The funding from the final round of fiscal year 2021 Airport Improvement Program grants will pay for projects at 60 airports in 31 states plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
Bismarck Municipal Airport received $5.6 million to install airfield drainage and storm sewer improvements. The grant funds the seventh phase of a project to move approximately 60 acres of wetlands from the airport property to 11 miles east of the airport, which reduces the risk of wildlife/aircraft strikes at the airport while maintaining valuable wetland areas.
 
The Airport Improvement Program receives approximately $3.2 billion in funding each year. The FAA awarded more than 1,700 grants in 2021.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order on Wednesday waiving hours of service, weight, width and height restrictions and fees for drivers of commercial vehicles transporting hay, water and livestock to help North Dakota livestock producers affected by continuing drought conditions.
 
While conditions have improved in recent weeks, nearly all of North Dakota remains in some stage of drought. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor rated 2% of North Dakota in exceptional drought, 58% in extreme drought, 32% in severe drought and nearly 8% in moderate drought. The National Weather Service expects drought conditions to persist through the fall across the state, though further improvement is possible in central and eastern North Dakota.
 
North Dakota ranchers and livestock producers have been forced to find supplemental feed and water supplies out of state or have hauled livestock to areas where water and hay inventories are more plentiful, and increasing numbers of producers have sold off herds due to lack of feed and water supplies, Burgum noted in the order.
 
“With drought conditions expected to continue through the fall across North Dakota, it’s critical that haulers be able to deliver livestock and supplemental water and feed in a timely fashion to help ranchers sustain their herds,” Burgum said.
 
The executive order will remain in effect for 30 days and applies to both intrastate and interstate carriers. The Governor’s Office, North Dakota Highway Patrol and North Dakota Department of Transportation worked with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to secure the waiver for interstate carriers. All road safety and vehicle compliance regulations still apply. The executive order serves as a permit and must be carried in vehicles operating under the waiver. A copy of the order can be found on the Governor’s Office website.
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WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the City of Minot to receive a $9.8 million grant to support the fifth phase of the region’s flood protection project. The award, which must be officially accepted by the city, is being made under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), a funding opportunity that Hoeven began advancing following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee in May. Hoeven will join city officials on Saturday at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the grant, as well as outline the importance of the funding in advancing permanent flood protection for the region.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A petition drive to recall four members of the Fargo School Board who have supported measures meant to limit the spread of COVID-19 has failed. District officials said Wednesday that while the recall group submitted more than the required amount of signatures, many of them were rejected for various errors. That included inadequate signatures, out-of-district addresses, notary mistakes and the lack of city, zip code and date information. Some of those signing petitions listed addresses of Horace, Harwood, Bismarck and Moorhead, Minnesota. Recall Fargo School Board was hoping for a special election in an attempt to oust members Dr. Tracie Newman, Seth Holden, Nikkie Gullickson and Jim Johnson. They have backed virus requirements such as a mask mandate in school buildings.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/23/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 092321 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – No change atop the Class 11B and Class 9B football polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                    Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Beulah (13)                                     5-0           70         1
2. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich(2)  5-0           62         3
3. Hillsboro-Central Valley                   4-1           38         2
4. Kindred                                            4-1           22        NR
5. Velva-Garrison                                4-0            20         5

Others receiving votes: Central Cass (4-1), Harvey-Wells County (4-1), Bowman County (4-1), Shiloh Christian (4-1)

 
Class 9B Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)              Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion(15)  5-0          75           1
2. New Salem-Almont                   5-0          58           2
3. Cavalier                                     5-0          42           3
4. Ray-Powers Lake                     5-0          20           4
5. MayPort-CG                              5-0          15          RV

Others receiving votes: Nelson County (5-0), Bottineau (5-0), Divide County (5-0), Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter (4-1), Surrey (3-1), Wyndmere-Lidgerwood (4-1)

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UND WBB-SCHEDULE
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota women’s basketball team has announced the non-conference portion of their schedule. The slate features 12 contests and is highlighted by four home games featuring two Division I foes. The 2021-22 campaign will begin on November 4th with an exhibition matchup in the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center against Minnesota Crookston.
The Fighting Hawks will open the regular season by hitting the road and going to Ogden, UT for a game against the Wildcats of Weber State on Tuesday, November 9. They next travel to El Paso, Texas to take on the UTEP Miners on Saturday, Nov 13. North Dakota comes back home for two games against former Big Sky foes on November 18 against Montana and again on November 20 against Montana State.
 
The following week, UND heads east to Vermont to partake in the Vermont Tourney hosted in Burlington on November 27 and November 28. They will close out the month of November in Albany, NY for a matchup with Siena. Heading into December, UND will return home to take on MN Morris on December 4 before heading to the Badger state to take on Marquette in Milwaukee, WI on December 11. A quick trip back home rounds out the home non-conference season with an in-state matchup against Mayville State on December 15. The Hawks will then finish the non-conference schedule with a trip to take on Detroit Mercy in Detroit on December 18.
 
The Summit Conference schedule begins on December 22nd hosting North Dakota State. The in-state rivals play in Fargo on February 26th to end the regular season.
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TWINS-CUBS
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4. Kepler staked the Twins to a 2-0 lead with a homer in the first inning and hit a tiebreaking drive in the fourth for his 11th multihomer game, his second time this season. The Cubs and Twins are both 67-85, nearing the end of disappointing season. Chicago lost for the ninth time in 11 games. The Twins sweep the two-game series in Chicago and return home to host Toronto for four games starting tonight.
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WOLVES-ROSAS FIRED
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas. The move comes less than a week before training camp. It’s yet another leadership change for a franchise often in flux. Owner Glen Taylor announced the dismissal in a two-sentence statement that revealed no explanation. Rosas spent just two seasons on the job. He became the first Latino to run an NBA team when he was hired by the Timberwolves in May 2019. Rosas previously had a long tenure in the front office with the Houston Rockets.
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VIKINGS-COOK
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings are used to star running back Dalvin Cook fighting through injuries. Cook, the team’s offensive focal point, demonstrated his toughness again in another physically punishing effort on Sunday at Arizona. Cook left the field twice because of separate injuries, but finished with 131 yards on 22 carries in the 34-33 loss. Cook and the Vikings host Seattle on Sunday. Cook didn’t practice on Wednesday. He has left games against the Seahawks because of injuries each of the past two seasons.
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WILD-KAPRIZOV
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – A face-to-face conversation was the key to the Minnesota Wild getting a deal done with budding star left wing Kirill Kaprizov. General manager Bill Guerin flew to Florida this week to meet Kaprizov and his agent and finalize a five-year, $45 million contract. The complex negotiations had stalled during the summer. Guerin’s experience as a player for 18 seasons in the NHL also helped. He says he had empathy for Kaprizov’s perspective. The 24-year-old Kaprizov won the Calder Memorial Trophy last season as the league’s top rookie. He had 27 goals in 55 games.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Tampa Bay Rays were able to clinch their third straight American League playoff berth on Wednesday, but not before sparking a little controversy. Austin Meadows hit a three-run homer during a six-run third that propelled the Rays to a 7-1 win over the Blue Jays. Meadows’ blast occurred long before teammate Kevin Kiermaier was hit by a pitch, which appeared to be retribution for scooping up a Toronto scouting report two days earlier. Reliever Ryan Borucki was ejected by umpire Joe West for hitting Kiermaier, and pitching coach Pete Walker was tossed for arguing. Borucki said the pitch slipped out of his hand. On Monday, Kiermaier picked up a scouting card that fell off the wristband of Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk during a play at the plate and refused to give it back. Yandy Diaz and Taylor Walls drove in two runs apiece as the Rays improved to an AL-best 94-59. Six Tampa Bay pitchers combined on a four-hitter.

 
Elsewhere in the Majors:
 
– The Yankees completed a three-game sweep by scoring four runs in the eighth to beat the Rangers, 7-3. Gleyber Torres doubled home the tiebreaking run and Gary Sanchez added a two-run homer as New York slid a half-game ahead of Toronto for the second AL wild card. Kyle Higashioka doubled home a pair for the Yankees.
 
– The Red Sox’s 12-5 pounding of the Mets keeps Boston two games ahead of the Yankees for the first AL wild card. Kyle Schwarber homered twice, drove in four and scored four in support of Chris Sale, who struck out eight in five innings. Alex Verdugo and Jose Iglesias each had two RBIs in the Bosox’s seventh win in a row.
 
– The Astros moved closer to another AL West crown by scoring four times in the 12th inning of a 9-5 decision over the Angels. Jake Meyers singled home the tiebreaking run and scored on Jose Altuve’s two-run double as Houston reduced its magic number to three for its fourth division crown in five years. Yordan Alvarez smacked a two-run homer and finished with three hits and three RBIs for the winners.
 
– Kyle Seager hit his 35th home run and the Mariners moved within 2 1/2 games of the second AL wild card by defeating the Athletics, 4-1. Ty France also went deep and Seattle extended its winning streak to four games with their third straight win over Oakland. Chris Flexen struck out eight and limited the A’s to one run on three hits over seven innings for his 13th win.
 
– The Giants lead the NL West by two games over Los Angeles after Kris Bryant and Buster Posey led their offense in an 8-6 win at San Diego. Bryant lashed a three-run double and Posey had four hits while scoring three times. Tyler Rogers surrendered two runs in the ninth before retiring Fernando Tatis Jr. with the tying run on base for the final out.
 
– Sam Hilliard lined a three-run homer and C.J. Cron had four hits for the Rockies in a 10-5 thumping of the Dodgers. German Marquez supplied a two-run double but was reached for five runs and six hits over four innings for Colorado. The Rockies tagged Walker Buehler for five runs and seven hits in just 3 2/3.
 
– The Cardinals earned their 11th straight win as Tyler O’Neill and Paul Goldschmidt homered early in their 10-2 dismantling of the Brewers. Winning pitcher Miles Mikolas gave up two runs and four hits in a season-high seven innings, helping St. Louis take a 4 1/2-game lead for the second NL wild card. Brett Anderson was torched for six runs over 1 2/3 innings as Milwaukee’s magic number stayed at three for clinching the NL Central.
 
– Austin Riley, Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman homered as the Braves ripped the Diamondbacks, 9-2 to keep their three-game lead over Philadelphia atop the NL East. Adam Duvall also hit one over the wall, but he was called out for passing Riley between first and second. Ian Anderson pitched two-hit ball over six-plus innings of Atlanta’s fourth consecutive win.
 
– Bryce Harper threw out the tying run at the plate in the eighth inning to keep the Phillies ahead in a 4-3 decision over the Orioles. The game was tied 2-2 in the seventh before Jean Segura hit a sacrifice fly and J.T. Realmuto added an RBI single. Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer for the Phils, who began the day three games behind the NL East-leading Braves.
 
– The Twins were 5-4 winners over the Cubs as Max Kepler homered twice and rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11 over five innings. Chicago lost for the ninth time in 11 games.
 
– Juan Soto provided three hits and three RBIs as the Nationals beat the Marlins, 7-5. Soto also walked twice to tie Bryce Harper’s single-season team record of 130.
 
– Three games were postponed by rain. The Tigers and visiting White Sox will make up their game on Monday afternoon, as will the Pirates and Reds in Cincinnati, along with the Indians and Royals in Cleveland.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay’s Antonio Brown has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and could miss this week’s road game against the Rams. The 33-year-old receiver is the second player from the active roster the defending Super Bowl champions have placed on the COVID-19 list this week, joining reserve linebacker and special teams captain Kevin Minter. They can be reinstated with two negative tests for COVID-19 performed at least 24 hours apart.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Texans rookie quarterback Davis Mills will make his first career start Thursday night against a Panthers defense that ranks first in the NFL. Mills made his debut in the second half of a loss to Cleveland last Sunday after Tyrod Taylor was injured.
 
– Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has fractured ribs and won’t play Sunday when the Dolphins visit the Raiders. Miami coach Brian Flores did
not want to offer a timetable for a potential return but said Tagovailoa is already improving. Jacoby Brissett will start against Las Vegas.
 
– Justin Fields is set to make his first start for the Bears Sunday against Cleveland as Andy Dalton recovers from a left knee injury. Coach Matt Nagy says Dalton remains the team’s No. 1 quarterback, and the plan is for him to be the starter when he is healthy.
 
– Browns coach Kevin Stefanski did not rule out Odell Beckham Jr. for Sunday’s game against Chicago. That clears the way for the star wide receiver to make his season debut and play for the first time since undergoing knee surgery last year. Cleveland is thin at the position after playing wideout Jarvis Landry on injured reserve with a sprained knee ligament.
 
– The Jaguars have signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract. Lawson gives the team an experienced veteran in case CJ Henderson can’t play against Arizona because of a groin injury.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – A plan to expand the College Football Playoff has stalled. The CFP management committee was not able to formulate a consensus Wednesday on whether to grow the postseason format from four to 12 teams. The committee will reconvene next week, with college presidents joining online. No vote is expected. A plan to increase the playoff was unveiled in June. Concerns have been raised about some of the details, including how many games a team would end up playing in a season.

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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Bulls have exercised rookie scale contract options for the 2022-23 season on guard Coby White and forward Patrick Williams. White averaged 15.1 points and 4.8 assists in his second NBA season. Williams delivered 9.2 points and 4.6 rebounds a game as a rookie after being drafted with the fourth overall pick in 2020.

 
Elsewhere around the NBA:
 
– The league has fined Warriors owner Joe Lacob $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments he made about 76ers guard Ben Simmons. Lacob said the Warriors had no interest in the disgruntled Sixers guard.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The National Hockey League says it has found no evidence supporting allegations that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane gambled on league games or negatively impacted his team’s contests. Those allegations were made by his wife, who is divorcing Kane and, according to the NHL, refused to participate in the investigation. The league says the investigation found no evidence to corroborate allegations that Kane gambled on NHL games or ‘threw’ hockey games.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The Sabres have agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on a three-year, $18 million contract. The 6-foot-3 Swede has 18 goals and 107 points in 197 games since Buffalo took him with the first pick in the 2018 draft. Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes is now the only prominent restricted free agent defenseman still unsigned.
 
– Goalie Cal Petersen has agreed to a three-year, $15 million contract extension with the Kings. Petersen went 9-18-5 last season for the struggling Kings, but established career-bests in goals-against average and save percentage.
 
– The Blues have promoted Peter Chiarelli to vice president of hockey operations. Chiarelli takes over for Dave Taylor, who is now a senior adviser under president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong. They are also bringing back former coach Ken Hitchcock as consultant.
 
– Florida Panthers top-line defenseman Aaron Ekblad says he’ll be on the ice when the Panthers formally begin practice Thursday. Ekblad broke his left leg in a scary on-ice incident almost six months again. He has been skating for several weeks and does not expect to be limited as camp begins.
 
– Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman says forward Tyler Bertuzzi is Detroit’s only unvaccinated player. Bertuzzi won’t be able to play in the team’s nine games in Canada unless federal laws there change. Bertuzzi is in line to forfeit over $450,000 of salary for that time because NHL protocols allow teams to suspend unvaccinated players when they are not available to participate.
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TENNIS-OSAKA

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) – Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the BNP Paribas Open, set for October 4-17 at Indian Wells. The move was expected after Osaka indicated following her U.S. Open loss this month that she planned to take another extended break from tennis. The four-time Grand Slam champion has dropped from first to eighth in the WTA rankings while sitting out several tournaments since withdrawing from the French Open due to mental health issues.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/22/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 1600
 
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected the City of Minot to receive a $9.8 million grant to support the fifth phase of the region’s flood protection project. The award, which must be officially accepted by the city, is being made under the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), a funding opportunity that Hoeven began advancing following a hearing of the Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Committee in May. “This flood protection project is critical not only to the safety and prosperity of the communities in this region, but also to the efficient operation of the Minot Air Force Base’s two nuclear missions,” said Senator Hoeven. Hoeven will join city officials on Saturday at a signing ceremony to finalize and formally accept the grant, as well as outline the importance of the funding in advancing permanent flood protection for the region.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The head of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is asking a federal agency overseeing the environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cut ties with a contractor conducting the analysis, citing a conflict of interest. Chairman Mike Faith and other tribal leaders sent a letter Wednesday to a top U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official, taking issue with the Environmental Resources Management, a London-based company that’s doing the review, and its ties to the oil industry. Among their concerns is that the company is a member of the American Petroleum Institute, a trade group that lobbies for the oil industry and has submitted court briefs supporting Dakota Access.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department continues to monitor an ongoing epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak. To date, the most heavily affected area is along a portion of the Missouri River extending from just south of Bismarck/Mandan to the Garrison Dam, as well as a smaller area near Williston. EHD is a naturally occurring virus spread by a biting midge that is often fatal to white-tailed deer, and less commonly to mule deer, pronghorn and elk. Humans are not susceptible to the virus. The public is asked to continue reporting any dead deer to the Game and Fish Department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system.
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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee member, announced today the National Park Service has awarded seven grants totaling $1,351,768 for state and local recreation projects in North Dakota. The grants are as follows:
 
$496,967 to the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to renovate Sertoma Park.
 
$292,773 to the Bismarck Parks and Recreation District to acquire land to expand Lions Park.
 
$215,595 to the Grand Forks Park District to replace the infield turf at the Montgomery Field in the Apollo Sports Complex with synthetic turf.
 
$137,500 to the Mountrail County Park Board for a new Van Hook Recreation Area West Bathhouse.
 
$96,530 to City of Gackle for updates to the Gackle Little Park.
 
$69,558 to Turtle Lake-Mercer Public School for playground improvements.
 
$42,845 to the City of Mercer for new playground equipment at Mercer Memorial Park.
 
“The funds announced today will go toward improving playgrounds and expanding parks all across North Dakota,” said Senator Cramer. “This result is why we reformed the Land and Water Conservation Fund program and passed the Great American Outdoors Act: to ensure more investments go to locally-driven projects and our parks and public lands remain a top destination for our constituents.”
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 1200
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A former employee of a Fargo memory care center has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and endangering a vulnerable adult in the death of a resident. Fifty-nine-year-old Rachel Cooper is charged in the death of Gary Pearson, a retired businessman and radio station owner in Grafton. Police were called to Maple View Memory Care for a report of an assault of a patient by a caregiver Aug. 3. According to a criminal complaint, Cooper was cleaning Pearson’s bathroom and that the two appeared to have struggled over the bathroom door. The complaint says Cooper pushed the 78-year-old resident, causing him to fall backward and suffer fatal injuries.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Bismarck woman was injured in a rear-end crash on Monday. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the accident happened just before 5:00 PM on Interstate 94 in Bismarck. 44-year old Jessica Wilkins came to a stop due to backed up traffic. A 17-year old boy driving a pickup was distracted by a tow truck parked along the road with its lights activated and crashed into the rear of Wilkins vehicle. Troopers report Wilkins received minor injuries. A passenger in her car, a 16-year old boy from Bismarck was not injured. The driver of the pickup was not injured, but was cited for following too close.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota rise by 206 today to 3,310. Information from the Department of Health lists 640 new positives with 469 new recoveries. The daily positive rate is 6.30%. Hospitalizations are down 5 to 119, with 21 of those in ICU. There were two more COVID-19 deaths today (1595).
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 141 new positives (3805), four new hospitalizations (195), and one death (29).
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department continues to monitor an ongoing epizootic hemorrhagic disease outbreak. To date, the most heavily affected area is along a portion of the Missouri River extending from just south of Bismarck/Mandan to the Garrison Dam, as well as a smaller area near Williston. EHD is a naturally occurring virus spread by a biting midge that is often fatal to white-tailed deer, and less commonly to mule deer, pronghorn and elk. Humans are not susceptible to the virus.
 
“With the help of public reports, we are able to get a pretty good idea on where the outbreak is occurring,” said Casey Anderson, Department wildlife division chief. “Tracking an outbreak like this would not be possible without the public’s involvement.”
Based on continuing reports along the Missouri River of white-tailed deer mortality attributed to EHD, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is now offering refunds for returned licenses from the special herd reduction bow season license holders in south Bismarck/Mandan and northern Burleigh County.
 
EHD outbreaks rapidly slow after a series of hard frosts kill the midge that transmits the virus. Department personnel will monitor reports they receive through the opening weekend of pheasant season. They will then determine in which units the severity of the outbreak warrants refunds for the gun hunting season for those seeking refunds.
 
The public is asked to continue reporting any dead deer to the Game and Fish Department through the online wildlife mortality reporting system.
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota lawmakers have moved to raise the threshold on new legislation that limits spending of federal money by a governor-led panel. The law was passed shortly before the Republican-led Legislature adjourned in April. The legislation came after the Emergency Commission, headed by GOP Gov. Doug Burgum, largely determined how to spend $1.2 billion in federal coronavirus relief the state received last year. Many lawmakers believed the full body should have that responsibility. The law caps the Emergency Commission’s spending authority of federal funds to $50 million and to $5 million in so-called special funds in a budget cycle.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and non-classified information from one place, including data from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, operations, like those flown out of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Sen. John Hoeven, a ámember of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, as worked with Ideal Aerosmith and the Navy to secure the contract. Hoeven says the technology developed under this contract will help missions across the globe to be better informed, supporting the safety and effectiveness of servicemembers.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review. Energy Transfer says the review puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Circuit Court of Appeals panel in D.C. earlier this year supported the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes’ argument that the project deserves a thorough environmental review and is currently operating without a key federal permit. The study will determine whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissues a permit for the line to cross the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum will address attendees at the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual meeting today at the Rough Rider Center in Watford City. Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford also plans to attend the meeting and will participate in a panel discussion on North Dakota’s energy future at 10:05 a.m. Thursday. North Dakota regulators announced this week that the state has officially lost its status as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer to New Mexico. North Dakota ranked second, behind Texas, in oil production for nine years.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/22/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 092221 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The second high school volleyball poll for the season sees Bismarck Century remain atop the Class A poll, while there’s a new No.1 in the Class B poll. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class A Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)           Points    Previous Ranking
 
1. Bismarck Century (10)         50          1
2. Jamestown                           35          2
3. West Fargo Sheyenne         25          RV
4. Bismarck                              24           5
5. West Fargo                          13           4
 
Others receiving votes: Fargo Shanley
 
Class B Volleyball Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)                     Points    Previous Ranking
 
1. Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich (7)   92        2
2. Northern Cass (2)                             87        4
3. Linton-HMB (1)                                  69        1
4. Thompson                                         68        3
5. Central Cass                                     64        7
6. Kenmare                                           57         5
7. Dickinson Trinity                               34         6
8. North Star                                         25        RV
T9. Beulah                                            10        RV
T9. Oakes                                            10         T9
T9. Our Redeemers                             10        T9
 
Others receiving votes: LaMoure-Litchville-Marion, Carrington, Grafton, Bishop Ryan, Kindred, Rolla
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MINOT, ND – Plenty volleyball in the area on Tuesday.
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. Dickinson, 25-13, 25-11, 25-21
#4 Bismarck High def. #2 Jamestown, (3-1)
Minot def. Turtle Mountain, (3-0)
Mandan def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck Legacy def. Williston, (3-0)
 
Class B
#7 Dickinson Trinity def. Hazen, 25-18, 25-20, 25-14
#9 Beulah def. Beach, 25-9, 25-12, 25-18
#9 Our Redeemer’s def. Surrey, 25-10, 25-9, 25-8
Bishop Ryan def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-12, 23-25, 22-25, 25-15, 15-6
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Glenburn, 25-13, 25-15, 25-16
Lewis & Clark def. South Prairie-Max, (3-2)
Rugby def. T-G-U, 25-9, 25-19, 25-18
New Rockford-Sheyenne def. Drake-Anamoose, (3-1)
Trinity Christian def. Stanley, (3-1)
Tioga def. Alexander, 25-13, 25-12, 25-18
Flasher def. Central McLean, 28-26, 25-19, 25-21
Harvey-Wells County def. Washburn, 25-23, 27-25, 25-18
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class B
 
Beulah Hazen Invite
 
1. Beulah, 76
2. Rugby, 86
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 97
4. Killdeer, 103
5. Burke Central, 106
6. Southern McLean, 116
7. South Prairie – Max, 131
8. Stanley, 134
 
Individual winner: Owen Duttenhefner of Killdeer, 17:58.41
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class B
 
Beulah Hazen Invite
1. Rugby, 26
2. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis and Clark, 55
3. Southern McLean, 58
4. Beulah, 92
 
Individual winner: Brynn Hanson of DLB/L&C, 20:38.41
 
High School Girls Golf
Class A
 
Williston Invite – Links of North Dakota
 
1. Bismarck Century, 362
2. Mandan, 370
3. Bismarck Legacy, 371
4. Bismarck High, 380
5. Minot, 386
6. Dickinson, 387
7. Williston, 391
8. Jamestown, 420
9. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 433
10. Watford City, 524
 
Medalist: Hannah Herbel of Bismarck Century, 78
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Bismarck High 3, Minot 1 (1st loss for Magicians 13-1-1)
Bismarck Century 8, Mandan 0
Bismarck Legacy 4, Williston 2
Jamestown 2, Dickinson 0
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
Bismarck Century 133, Mandan 52
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 8, Williston 1 (Magicians secure top seed for West Region Tournament)
Bismarck Legacy 8, Jamestown 1
Mandan 8, Bismarck High 1
 
College Womens Volleyball
MSU-Moorhead def. Minot State, 25-13, 25-16, 25-16
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MSU SOCCER
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Minot State goalkeeper Maddie Kindred was perfect in the net over the weekend, turning aside all 15 shots she faced to lead the Beavers to a pair of road wins. The two shutout victories not only helped the Beavers open NSIC play with a perfect 2-0 record, but the performance earned Kindred honors from the league as she was named the NSIC Goalie of the Week on Monday. The junior from Soldotna, Alaska, made five saves on Friday in a 2-0 victory at the University of Minnesota Duluth in the NSIC opener for both teams. She then came back with a 10-save afternoon on Sunday to lift Minot State to a 1-0 victory over host St. Cloud State. The back-to-back shutouts stretched the Beavers (3-2-0 overall) win streak to three straight, and with the 180 minutes of scoreless play in goal, Kindred stretched her current shutout streak to 221 minute, 12 seconds, and counting. Minot State returns to action this weekend with two more NSIC road contests, playing at Southwest Minnesota State on Friday and at the University of Sioux Falls on Sunday.
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TWINS-CUBS
 
CHICAGO (AP) – Nick Gordon hit a two-run homer and two singles, Josh Donaldson and Max Kepler each had three hits and two RBIs, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 9-5. Mitch Garver added three singles and an RBI in his return from a back injury to help last-place Minnesota end a two-game slide. Byron Buxton had two hits and scored twice as the Twins rode a 16-hit attack to win for just the third time in nine games. Willson Contreras and Trayce Thompson cracked solo shots for the Cubs at breezy Wrigley Field.
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WILD-KAPRIZOV SIGNED
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Wild have signed left wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract. The deal ends a
stalemate between the team and the Calder Trophy winner just two days before the beginning of training camp. Kaprizov topped the Wild and all NHL rookies with 27 goals in 55 games last season. Kaprizov also had 24 assists and led all Wild forwards in average time on ice per game. The native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, set franchise rookie records in several categories even while playing a schedule shortened by the pandemic.
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VIKINGS-KICKERS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings haven’t given up on Greg Joseph. He says he’s still confident in himself, too. The Vikings have some heavy lifting to do to keep their season from veering off track like Joseph’s 37-yard field-goal try in Arizona. The miss came on the final play of the game and gave the Cardinals a 34-33 victory. That handed the Vikings a second straight excruciating loss. They were beaten by Cincinnati the week before. Joseph made a 53-yard field goal to send that game to overtime. That’s a sign for the Vikings they don’t need to worry about him. Next up for Joseph and the Vikings is the home opener against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
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WNBA PLAYOFFS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Connecticut and Las Vegas earned double byes in the WNBA playoffs and won’t begin postseason play until next week. The Sun and Aces will rest until the semifinals while watching the other six playoff teams square off in the first two rounds beginning Thursday. New York plays at Phoenix, and Dallas travels to Chicago, with the winners meeting Minnesota or Seattle in the second round in single elimination showdowns.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Detroit Tigers have stalled the Chicago White Sox’s drive for the AL Central title with a 5-3 victory. Akil Baddoo and Victor Reyes drove in two runs apiece. The magic number for the White Sox to clinch the division remained at two games. Reyes had four of Detroit’s 16 hits. Daz Cameron reached base four times and scored two runs for the Tigers, who have won the first two games of the three-game series. The White Sox have lost five of their last seven games.

 
In other Tuesday action:
 
– Shohei Ohtani hit his 45th homer in the eighth inning of the Los Angeles Angels’ 10-5 loss to the Houston Astros. Ohtani connected for his first homer since Sept. 10, driving a solo shot off Houston’s Cristian Javier 445 feet into the elevated right field stands at the Big A. The two-way superstar has only three homers in September, but he is just one behind Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Kansas City’s Salvador Perez for the major league lead. Aledmys Diaz and Kyle Tucker hit back-to-back homers and drove in three runs apiece in Houston’s sixth win in seven games.
 
– Marco Gonzales pitched six uneven innings and won his eighth straight decision, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 5-2 to move into a tie with the Athletics in a matchup of wild-card contenders. J.P. Crawford homered in the ninth inning and had three hits. Kyle Seager doubled twice, and Dylan Moore added a two-run triple as Seattle won its second straight against the A’s. Both teams are three games behind the Blue Jays in the race for the second AL wild card.
 
– Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies both launched two-run homers for the Atlanta Braves, who held their NL East lead by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1. Jorge Soler added a solo homer for the Braves, who won their third in a row and stayed three games ahead of second-place Philadelphia. Riley hit his 30th home run in the first inning, a drive deep into the left-center field stands. The 24-year-old third baseman continues to evolve into a cornerstone for the Braves lineup, batting .300 with 94 RBIs. Albies hit a shot far into the right-field seats in the third. He’s up to 29 homers this season and has 97 RBIs.
 
– LaMonte Wade Jr. singled over leaping All-Star shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. in the ninth inning to bring in the go-ahead run and the San Francisco Giants beat the staggering San Diego Padres 6-5 to keep a one-game lead in the NL West. Wade’s hit was the third straight one-out single off Mark Melancon and brought in Brandon Belt. Melancon, who leads baseball with 37 saves, started the ninth with the score tied at 5. The Giants stayed ahead of the Dodgers in the division race after Los Angeles beat Colorado 5-4. The Padres blew a 4-1 lead and wasted a two-homer performance by Manny Machado.
 
– Josh Rogers pitched 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 7-1. Rogers (2-0) scattered five hits, struck out four and walked two in his longest outing since joining the club Sept. 4. Juan Soto and rookie Keibert Ruiz had two hits and an RBI each for the Nationals, who closed within two games of Miami for fourth in the NL East. Ruiz, acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Max Scherzer and Trea Turner on July 30, is 12 for 26 with nine RBIs in his last nine games.
 
– Yu Chang hit a bases-loaded triple off left fielder Andrew Benintendi’s glove in the first inning, leading Cal Quantrill and Cleveland Indians over the Kansas City Royals 4-1. Ernie Clement homered as the second-place Indians kept Chicago’s magic number for clinching the AL Central at two. Cleveland hosts the White Sox in a five-game series beginning Thursday.
 
– Cardinals closer Giovanny Gallegos fanned pinch-hitter Pablo Reyes for the final out and St. Louis won its 10th straight game, increasing its playoff lead by holding off the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers 2-1. The Cardinals increased their edge for the second NL wild-card spot to four games over Cincinnati. San Diego began the day four games behind St. Louis. Milwaukee, which has secured a playoff spot, lost its third straight. The Brewers, whose magic number to clinch the NL Central stayed at three, lead the Cardinals by 9 1/2 games.
 
– Ben Gamel homered, Ke’Bryan Hayes had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates dampened the Cincinnati Reds’ fading postseason hopes with a 6-2 win. Gamel hit his eighth home run in the fourth inning to erase the Reds’ early lead in the fourth. Hayes singled to score Hoy Park, and Cole Tucker sent Hayes home with a single. Mitch Keller pitched out of trouble with the aid of two double plays to hold off the Reds, who are chasing the streaking St. Louis Cardinals for the second NL wild card. They trail St. Louis by four games with 10 remaining.
 
– J.T. Realmuto hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 10th inning to rally the Philadelphia Phillies past the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 for a boost to their longshot playoff odds. Realmuto lined a shot to right field past the outstretched glove of Anthony Santander, and NL MVP candidate Bryce Harper, who was intentionally walked, scored the winner and set off a wild celebration in the infield. The Phillies entered three games behind Atlanta in the NL East.
 
– Rookie Alek Manoah rebounded from early control issues to last six innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 to improve to a major league-best 16-4 in September. Toronto maintained a half-game lead lover the New York Yankees for the second AL wild card. Tampa Bay, closing in on its second straight division title, began the day seven games ahead of second-place Boston. The Rays, just 9-11 this month, have 10 games remaining.
 
– Giancarlo Stanton lined a laser beam of a home run, Aaron Judge added a three-run shot and the New York Yankees powered past the Texas Rangers 7-1 to keep pace in the crowded AL wild-card chase. Joey Gallo also went deep – against his former team – and a finally healthy Luis Severino closed with two shutout innings in his first major league appearance since the 2019 AL Championship Series. New York, which remained a half-game behind Toronto for the final American League playoff spot, has taken two straight from last-place Texas following a 7-15 stretch.
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MLB NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers placed outfielder Cody Bellinger on the injured list with a left rib fracture. The team made the move just before its game in Colorado against the Rockies. The Dodgers recalled outfielder Luke Raley from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take his place on the roster. Bellinger was banged up in a collision with Gavin Lux last week. Bellinger missed 46 games earlier this season with a calf injury and seven more with hamstring tightness.

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NFL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will miss at least Cleveland’s next three games after being placed on injured reserve with a sprained knee ligament. A model of consistency and durability in his NFL career, Landry got hurt after catching a pass on the second play from scrimmage in Sunday’s 31-21 win over Houston. The 28-year-old Landry must sit out the next three games, and it’s possible he could be out longer.

Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Bradley Chubb needs another ankle surgery and will miss several weeks. Chubb had right ankle surgery in May to remove bone spurs and missed most of the offseason program. Now he needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle. Chubb missed the opener and didn’t even last two quarters at Jacksonville before the pain forced him to the sideline.
 
– Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury. Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive. Culley said the 1-1 Texans plan to elevate Jeff Driskel from the practice squad to back up Mills against the 2-0 Panthers. Mills is a third-round draft pick from Stanford. He took over Sunday when Taylor was injured and threw for 102 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
 
– The NFL will stage an international combine for 50 athletes from 15 countries next month in London. The invitational scouting showcase is mirrored after the annual NFL combine usually held in Indianapolis. The idea is to find international athletes who have the skillset and potential to play in the league. It will take place Oct. 12 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Invited are athletes from Britain, Germany, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, France, Nigeria, Austria, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Finland, Sweden and Hungary.
 
– The parent companies of the Denver Broncos are heading to court Wednesday to ask a Denver County District Court judge to clear the decks for any potential sale of the franchise, which is valued at nearly $4 billion. The partnership wants Judge Shelly L. Gilman to rule that former owner Edgar Kaiser’s estate no longer has the right of first refusal to any potential sale of the franchise. The trial is expected to last at least a week with a ruling coming in November or December.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Quarterback Charlie Brewer has left the Utah Utes after losing his starting job to Cameron Rising. Brewer was a four-year starter at Baylor who transferred to Utah for his final season. He won the starting job following a heated competition with Rising in the preseason camp. But the Utes struggled with Brewer under center.
 
Elsewhere in college football:
 
– Vanderbilt running back Ra’Mahn Davis will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn toe ligament on his right foot. Coach Clark Lea confirmed Davis’ injury Tuesday. Vanderbilt hosts No. 2 Georgia on Saturday.
 
– Kansas running back Velton Gardner, who led the Jayhawks in rushing last season, has entered the transfer portal. The junior saw his playing time decrease over the first three games under new coach Lance Leipold.
 
– Two Rutgers players have been suspended from the football team after they were charged in an incident in which three people were struck by paintballs fired from a passing vehicle. Coach Greg Schiano took the action after defensive backs Malachi “Max” Melton and Chris Long were each charged with three counts of aggravated assault and a weapons count.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – A person with direct knowledge of Ben Simmons’ plans tells The Associated Press the All-Star guard won’t report to the Philadelphia 76ers’ training camp next week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because discussions of Simmons’ plans with the franchise have been private. The 25-year-old guard from Australia was the No. 1 pick of the 2016 draft. He is a three-time All-Star and had been paired with Joel Embiid as the franchise cornerstones as the Sixers chase their first NBA championship since 1983. But Simmons took the brunt of the blame for the top-seeded Sixers’ second-round exit in last season’s playoffs.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Following suggestions from the league’s competition committee, the NBA has spent time this offseason teaching its referees how to handle it when offensive players are making non-basketball moves with hopes of drawing contact from defenders. Going forward, such plays will merit either a no-call or an offensive foul. In the past, those have often wound up sending offensive players to the foul line.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Philadelphia Flyers center Kevin Hayes has had abdominal surgery and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The Flyers are set to open training camp this week, the preseason starts next week and Philadelphia plays the season opener Oct. 15 at home against Vancouver. The 29-year-old Hayes could miss roughly the first 10 games of the season. He scored 12 goals and had 31 points in 55 games last season in his second year with the Flyers. They could turn to 22-year-old Morgan Frost to take Hayes’ spot and strengthen the team in the middle.

 
Elsewhere in the NHL:
 
– The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million contract extension. The 27-year-old Merzlikins will be in the final year of a two-year contract this season with a cap hit of $4 million. The new contract locks him up through the 2026-27 season with an annual salary of about $6.7 million. The long-term deal throws into question the future of Joonas Korpisalo, who has shared time in the net with Merzlikins the last two seasons.
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GEORGIA TECH-NCAA

ATLANTA (AP) – The NCAA has placed Georgia Tech’s women’s basketball program on probation for three years. The infractions committee cited violations committed under former coach MaChelle Joseph that included players being forced to practice longer than the rules allow and on scheduled off days. The NCAA finding means both the men’s and women’s programs at Georgia Tech have landed on probation for rules violations. That troubling situation prompted the governing body to also order a comprehensive compliance review of Georgia Tech’s athletics department by an outside agency. The probationary period for the women’s team does not include an NCAA Tournament ban.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/21/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The company that operates the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse an appellate ruling ordering additional environmental review. Energy Transfer says the review puts the line at risk of being shut down. A Circuit Court of Appeals panel in D.C. earlier this year supported the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes’ argument that the project deserves a thorough environmental review and is currently operating without a key federal permit. The study will determine whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reissues a permit for the line to cross the Missouri River in south-central North Dakota.
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MINOT, ND – Fire caused major damage to a mobile home in Minot on Monday evening. The Minot Fire Department was called to 625 15th Street SE #44 for a porch fire that caused serious damage to the structure after the flames spread up an exterior wall and into the attic. Crews from the Minot Fire Department extinguished the blaze on the outside of the home and then had to gain entrance to the attic from inside to fully extinguish the fire. Three occupants were home at the time of the fire; they were alerted by fire alarms and safely
evacuated with their pet cat and a few valuables. None of the occupants were injured. No firefighters were injured in the incident. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A Grand Forks company has been awarded a $17 million Navy contract to build a ground support station to control unmanned aircraft and sensor system. The work by Ideal Aerosmith will enable mission planners to access classified and non-classified information from one place, including data from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or ISR, operations, like those flown out of the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Sen. John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, as worked with Ideal Aerosmith and the Navy to secure the contract. Hoeven says the technology developed under this contract will help missions across the globe to be better informed, supporting the safety and effectiveness of servicemembers.
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BISMARCK, ND – Seven more deaths are reported today among those who tested positive for COVID-19. Information from the North Dakota Department of Health list 1,593 deaths since the pandemic began. Today’s daily positive rate is 8%. There are 632 new positives and 502 newly recovered. Active cases rise by 125 to 3,104. Hospitalizations are up four today to 124, with 21 of those in ICU.
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 117 new positives (3664), six hospitalizations (191), and three deaths (28).
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today congratulated Valley-Edinburg Elementary School in Crystal, Roosevelt Elementary School in Mandan and Wyndmere Public School for being recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.
 
“This incredible honor is a testament to the passion, hard work and dedication of the exceptional students, teachers and administrators at these three outstanding schools and the innovative approaches to teaching and learning being applied in schools across North Dakota,” Burgum said. “These three schools – and schools throughout our state – have done a tremendous job of educating students under extremely challenging conditions during this past year and a half. Congratulations to Valley-Edinburg Elementary School in Crystal, Roosevelt Elementary School in Mandan and Wyndmere Public School for this well-deserved recognition.”
 
Now in its 39th year, the National Blue Ribbon School recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. There were 325 schools recognized across the nation as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, ND – The United States on Monday extended restrictions at its land borders with Canada and Mexico through Oct. 21 that bar nonessential travel such as tourism by foreigners. The United States has continued to extend the restrictions on Canada and Mexico on a monthly basis since March 2020, when they were imposed to address the spread of COVID-19. Canada on August 9th began allowing fully vaccinated U.S. visitors for nonessential travel.
 
Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement – “Again without an explanation from the White House, it’s impossible to know what’s driving this baffling decision to extend these unnecessary restrictions on land-based travelers from Canada – when Canada’s vaccination rate is substantially higher than the United States’ – while making accommodations for foreign visitors traveling by air to our country,” Burgum said. “We won’t relent in our efforts to press the Biden administration, as we’ve done repeatedly including in our July letter with four border states and provinces, to lift these needless restrictions that continue to hurt communities and citizens on both sides of the border as well as our retail and tourism businesses that rely on Canadian travelers.”
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The latest bout of legal wrangling over the collection of North Dakota oil and gas royalties has been won by the energy industry, over a bill it promoted and was passed by the 2021 state Legislature. A state judge last week ruled in favor of the law that limits how much interest companies have to pay for unpaid oil and gas royalties. It also sets a statute of limitations on how far back they have to pay. The decision came after a state agency argued that the legislation is unconstitutional. A Fargo attorney who has successfully argued oil and gas mineral rights cases said last month the issue is likely headed to the state Supreme Court, regardless of the opinion by McKenzie County Judge Robin Schmidt.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – A group of 15 firefighters from the Williston, Williston Rural, Bismarck Rural and Dickinson Fire Departments returned today after two weeks supporting Hurricane Ida recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast. Gov. Doug Burgum this month approved an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request from the state of Louisiana, allowing North Dakota’s firefighters to assist with structural fire suppression missions there.
 
After traveling more than 1,800 miles, the first North Dakota team began its mission earlier this month by being assigned to the volunteer fire department in Lockport, Louisiana, south of Baton Rouge. While there, the team responded to carbon monoxide calls, fire alarms and structure fires. They also assisted local communities with tree clean-up and debris removal and unloading supply trailers.
 
A second team departed Williston, North Dakota, three days later and, combined with a crew from Dickinson Fire Department, traveled to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) basecamp in Baton Rouge. The team was assigned to the Schriever Fire Department, about 80 miles south of Baton Rouge and west of Lockport.
 
“Thank you to all the members of the two North Dakota teams. We are beyond proud of what they have done and are thankful for the partnerships created,” said Williston Fire Chief Matt Clark. “This was an incredible effort by all parties involved and we are happy to welcome them home.”
 
Before traveling back to North Dakota, the first team of firefighters was able to visit with a long-time Lockport resident with family and friendship ties to North Dakota. Missy Lirette and her husband evacuated for Hurricane Ida. When she returned home on Saturday and heard the team might still be in town, Lirette rushed to the Lockport Volunteer Fire Department to meet them and take some pictures with the team.
 
“My heart almost exploded with joy at getting to meet them and thank them for helping our community,” Lirette said. “They are wonderful people [and] they are all wearing Lockport Volunteer Fire Department shirts today. Thank you, North Dakota for coming to Louisiana’s rescue.”
 
North Dakota’s volunteer firefighter team was assembled after sourcing and coordination through the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES). North Dakota has a long history of providing EMAC support to other states. Since 2005, DES staff have supported response agencies through EMAC during disaster events in six locations, including: Louisiana (2005 hurricane), Mississippi (2011 flooding), Puerto Rico (2017 hurricane), Florida (2017 hurricane), Hawaii (2018 volcano), Oklahoma (2019 flooding/tornadoes) and, most recently, Oregon (2020 wildfires). An EMAC is an emergency response mechanism that allows states to send personnel, equipment and commodities to assist with response and recovery efforts in other states.
 
“Collaborating with other states through the EMAC process helps us to bolster public safety across the nation,” said North Dakota Homeland Security Director Cody Schulz. “We thank our North Dakota firefighters who eagerly answered the call to help others in need. Typically, disaster response requires extra hours working on the ground and, in this case, time away from home. Thank you to all our firefighters for their sacrifice and commitment to serve.”
 
“I could not be prouder of the work the North Dakota teams have accomplished during this mission. I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers for their hard work, dedication and sacrifices made while being deployed,” said Bismarck Rural Fire Chief Dustin Theurer. “We are happy to welcome these crews home and are glad everyone is home safe and sound.”
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MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is holding their Fall Cleanup Week this week. Household quantities of bulky and household items – items at the end of their useful life, such as appliances, furniture, junk, etc. are picked up curbside for City of Minot garbage patrons. The city is divided into four segments with collection focused on one section each day. Monday was the southeast part of the city. Today is the southwest, with collection in the northern half of Minot on Thursday and Friday.
 
If you miss your collection day or have additional waste you’d like to dispose of, the City of Minot Landfill will be waiving the fee for self-hauling during Fall Clean Up Week. Proof of residency such as a utility bill with current Minot address will be required for reasonable household quantities at no charge during this week.
 
The City of Minot is also sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st Street Southeast, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25. All household hazardous waste not normally picked up by the sanitation crews may be brought to this program free of charge for City of Minot Sanitation customers. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/21/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 092121 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Bismarck Century and Jamestown remain No. 1 in their respective football polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11AA Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)           Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck Century (13)          4-0          77           1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne (3)     4-0          67           2
T3. Fargo Shanley                     2-2          37           3
T3. West Fargo                         2-2          37           5
5. Mandan                                  2-2          12          RV
 
Others receiving votes: Fargo Davies (2-2), Bismarck Legacy (2-2)
 
Class 11A Football Poll
 
Team (1st Place Votes)         Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Jamestown (16)                  4-0          80           1
2. Bismarck St. Mary’s            3-1          64           2
3. Fargo North                         3-1          37          T3
4. Devils Lake                          3-1          32          T3
5. Dickinson                            1-3           14          5
 
Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (3-1)
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MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard:
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
Trinity Christian def. New Town, (3-0)
Divide County def. Trenton, 25-17, 25-10, 25-22
Rolette def. Four Winds-Minnewauken, (3-0)
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UND HOCKEY-ZAJAC RETIRES
 
GRAND FORKS (UND) – Former UND forward Travis Zajac announced his retirement from the National Hockey League on Monday morning following a 15-year NHL career that spanned two teams. Zajac, who spent all but 13 games of his 15-year NHL career with New Jersey, today signed a one-day contract with the New Jersey Devils and announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. Zajac will remain with the organization in an on/off-ice player development and consulting role, while also working to grow the club’s youth hockey initiatives.
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PACKERS-LIONS

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – The Green Bay Packers were able to shake off their 35-point loss to the New Orleans Saints in the season opener. Aaron Jones caught three of Aaron Rodgers’ four touchdown passes and rushed for a fourth score in the Packers’ 35-17 win over the Detroit Lions. Rodgers went 22 of 27 for 255 yards and surpassed John Elway for 10th all-time in passing yards with 51,633. Rodgers has followed up each of the Packers’ last five regular-season losses by throwing four touchdown passes and no interceptions in his next game. Jones became the first Packers running back to catch three touchdown passes in a game since Andy Uram against the Chicago Cardinals in 1942. He had 17 carries for 67 yards and six catches for 48 yards. Jared Goff completed 13 of his first 14 passes but struggled the rest of the way as the 0-2 Lions blew a 17-14 halftime lead.

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WENTZ INJURY
 
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Colts won’t know until later this week whether quarterback Carson Went will play at Tennessee after spraining both ankles in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Colts coach Frank Reich says he does not yet have a timeline for a return. Wentz hurt his right ankle midway through the fourth quarter and did not return. Wentz hurt his left ankle earlier in the game. If Wentz can’t play, Jacob Eason is expected to make his first NFL start.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Atlanta Braves have moved three games ahead of Philadelphia for first place in the NL East. The Braves erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning of an 11-4 drubbing of the Diamondbacks. Freddie Freeman hit an RBI double and a run-scoring single in the fifth. Adam Duvall delivered a two-run homer and Austin Riley had three hits and three RBIs in Atlanta’s second straight win since a four-game skid.

 
The Orioles avoided their 102nd loss as John Means scattered four hits over 6 2/3 innings of their 2-0 shutout of the Phillies. Cole Sulser and Tyler Wells finished up the combined four-hitter as the Birds kept Bryce Harper hitless with two strikeouts in three at-bats. Neither team scored after Ranger Suarez gave up consecutive RBI singles to Pedro Severino and Ryan McKenna in the first inning.
 
Checking out Monday’s other Major League action:
 
– Nolan Arenado slammed a two-run homer in the first inning to set the tone in the Cardinals’ ninth consecutive win, 5-2 over the Brewers. Yadier Molina provided a pair of RBI singles, including the go-ahead hit in the sixth. Winning pitcher Jon Lester allowed three hits over six innings, including solo shots by Avisail Garcia and Luis Urias in the second inning.
 
– The Reds erased a five-run deficit and beat the Pirates, 9-5 to stay three games behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card. Joey Votto tied the game in the fifth inning with his second homer of the night, Eugenio Suarez followed with a go-ahead shot. Nick Castellanos drove in three runs and Kyle Farmer also went deep for Cincinnati.
 
– Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres hit RBI singles in a three-run third while the Yankees were building a 4-0 lead in a 4-3 win over the Rangers. Gary Sanchez homered as the Yankees bounced back from consecutive losses to the Indians by a combined 22-4 margin. The Yankees received 4 2/3 scoreless innings from the bullpen and within a half-game of Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– The Blue Jays led 2-0 until Yandy Diaz belted a three-run homer in the fifth inning of the Rays’ 6-4 victory. Diaz had three hits and scored twice to back Shane Baz, who worked five innings to earn his first major league win. The Jays fell to 13-4 this month despite homers by Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Marcus Semien.
 
– Seattle’s 4-2 victory at Oakland keeps the Athletics two games behind for the second AL wild card and brings the Mariners within three games. Kyle Seager was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, including a two-run single in the decisive third inning. Mitch Haniger doubled twice and winning pitcher Tyler Anderson allowed just one run and four hits while fanning seven over seven innings.
 
– Marwin Gonzalez hit a grand slam and the Astros moved closer to the AL West title with a 10-0 victory over the Angels. Framber Valdez pitched seven innings of six-hit ball in Houston’s fifth victory in six games. Martin Maldonado launched a three-run homer and Jose Siri hit a leadoff homer as the Astros cut their magic number to six for winning their division.
 
– White Sox hurler Carlos Rodon was pulled after allowing two runs over three innings of a 4-3 loss at Detroit. Harold Castro’s eighth-inning single broke a 3-all tie for Detroit. Chicago’s magic number to clinch the division dropped to two when second-place Cleveland was swept by Kansas City in a doubleheader.
 
– Salvador Perez slammed his 46th home run and the Royals grabbed the opener of their doubleheader by whipping the Indians, 7-2. Perez tied for the Major League lead in homers, became the RBI leader with 113 and broke Johnny Bench’s record among players who appeared in at least 75% of his team’s games at catcher. Hunter Dozier and Andrew Benintendi also hit two-run homers to support Brady Singer, who limited the Indians to two runs over seven innings.
 
– The Royals also were 4-2 winners for a sweep of the twinbill at Cleveland. Five hurlers combined on a four-hitter in the second game. Hanser Alberto provided an RBI single and a run-scoring grounder.
 
– Jazz Chisholm Jr. homered twice before scoring from third on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to give the Marlins an 8-7 victory over the Nationals. Jesus Sanchez homered and stunned even himself in the fourth inning when the Marlins right-fielder barehanded Lane Thomas’ fly ball.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Pitcher Luis Severino has been activated by the New York Yankees and is in position to make his first major league appearance in nearly two years. Yankees manager Aaron Boone says he plans to use Severino out of the bullpen. The 27-year-old right-hander hasn’t pitched in the majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery before last season. The two-time All-Star and 19-game winner in 2018 was limited by shoulder soreness to three appearances in 2019.

 
Also in the Majors:
 
– Outfielder-turned-reliever Anthony Gose was called up from the minors by the Indians, this time as a hard-throwing lefty reliever. The 31-year-old Gose last played in the majors in 2016 with Detroit. Gose pitched 1 2/3 innings on Monday against the Royals, throwing 39 pitches, seven zoomed into triple digits. He allowed one run and one hit.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry could miss multiple games after spraining his knee in Sunday’s win over Houston. Landry hurt his MCL while being tackled at the end of a 9-yard completion on Cleveland’s second offensive play. Coach Kevin Stefanski said Landry will be “week to week” but provided no other specifics on a timeline for his return.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Raiders quarterback Derek Carr underwent tests on his injured right ankle, but coach Jon Gruden expects him to be able to play this Sunday against Miami. Carr got hurt after throwing a TD pass to Foster Moreau in the third quarter of Sunday’s 26-17 victory over the Steelers. After being down on the turf for a bit, Carr got taped up in the medical tent and didn’t miss a play.
 
– Broncos coach Vic Fangio wouldn’t confirm reports Monday that fourth-year inside linebacker Josey Jewell is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle. Fangio said they team is awaiting a final prognosis, but teammates were talking as though they’d be without their defensive play-caller for some time. Denver also lost Pro Bowl outside linebacker Bradley Chubb on Sunday when he aggravated a right ankle injury that’s been bothering him for a month.
 
– Houston quarterback Tyrod Taylor is day to day with a hamstring injury as the Texans face a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game against Carolina. If Taylor can’t play, Deshaun Watson won’t be an option. Coach David Culley says Watson will be inactive for Thursday’s game just as he has been for the first two games.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CFP EXPANSION

UNDATED (AP) – The College Football Playoff management committee is scheduled to meet Wednesday. The committee will discuss the feedback members have received from campuses since a 12-team expansion plan was unveiled in June. The 10 major college football conference commissioners and Notre Dame’s athletic director get together this week and plan to reconvene early next week in Chicago. The second meeting will include university presidents who make up the CFP’s board of managers. A four-person subcommittee has come up with a 12-team format that would include six conference champions and six at-large teams. Games would be played both on campus and at bowl sites.

 
Also in college football:
 
– Florida coach Dan Mullen says quarterback Anthony Richardson will “probably do a little bit more at practice” this week before the 11th-ranked Gators host Tennessee. Richardson was held out of Saturday’s 31-29 loss to Alabama as a precaution after the redshirt freshman strained his right hamstring near the end of an 80-yard run the previous week.
 
– Miami quarterback D’Eriq King has a shoulder injury that will need further evaluation on Tuesday. The Hurricanes fell out of the AP Top 25 on Sunday for the first time this season.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Arizona Coyotes have proposed a $1.7 billion development in Tempe that will include a hockey arena. Renderings by the Coyotes include proposed restaurants, shops and apartments on a 46-acre tract of land. The team says the arena would be funded by private investors but would seek city sales tax revenues to help pay for $200 million in additional costs, including infrastructure work.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/20/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 092021 – 1600
 
MINOT, ND – The City of Minot is holding their Fall Cleanup Week this week. Household quantities of bulky and household items – items at the end of their useful life, such as appliances, furniture, junk, etc. are picked up curbside for City of Minot garbage patrons. The city is divided into four segments with collection focused on one section each day. Today was the southeast part of the city. Tomorrow will be the southwest, with collection in the northern half of Minot on Thursday and Friday.
 
If you miss your collection day or have additional waste you’d like to dispose of, the City of Minot Landfill will be waiving the fee for self-hauling during Fall Clean Up Week. Proof of residency such as a utility bill with current Minot address will be required for reasonable household quantities at no charge during this week.
 
The City of Minot is also sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the City of Minot Public Works building, 1025 31st Street Southeast, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24 & 25. All household hazardous waste not normally picked up by the sanitation crews may be brought to this program free of charge for City of Minot Sanitation customers. E-waste will also be accepted at this time. (TVs, computers, printers, tablets, etc.)
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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – Police in Williston are investigating a shooting that left a man in critical condition. The crime occurred early Sunday morning. Officers found a 22-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say they have taken “subjects” into custody, but did not say how many people have been detained. The victim has not yet been identified. The North Dakota Highway Patrol, Williams County Sheriff’s Office and Williston Fire Department assisted police.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Dickinson woman died in a crash 4 miles south of Killdeer. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 4:20 PM on Friday. A 24-year old woman was driving a car that crossed the center line and side swiped an oncoming crane. The car spun and was hit head on by an oncoming pickup truck. Troopers say everyone was wearing a seatbelt, except the woman driving the car who was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the crane was not injured. The pickup driver sustained minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakotans are accustomed to seven digit phone dialing because the entire state is under the 701 area code. State officials want to keep it that way. North Dakota is projected to run out of numbers under the 701 area code by 2026. So the Public Service Commission is seeking permission from federal regulators to free up unused phone numbers in order to keep just one area code.
 
When a phone company wants to expand to a new part of the state, it must request a block of numbers to serve that area and the Federal Communications Commission works with state officials to assign the block, the Bismarck Tribune reported. Each block must contain at least 1,000 phone numbers. Sometimes, the service area the block is assigned to is a small town where just a few dozen or few hundred of those numbers are needed. The rest go unused. PSC Commissioner Randy Christmann said North Dakota encompasses nearly 300 service areas, and 88% of them use less than 20% of the phone numbers assigned to them.
 
North Dakota joins two other states with a single area code, New Hampshire and Maine, in petitioning the FCC to allow them more leniency in assigning phone numbers to service areas. They want the federal government to lift the 1,000-number minimum in each block so that fewer numbers could be assigned to a service area. Millions of numbers are tied up under existing rules, Christmann said.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 have dropped by more that 500 since Friday. Today’s information from the North Dakota Department of Health lists 2,979 active, down 507 from Friday. Burleigh County has the most active cases at 672, while Cass is at 528, Stark has 238, Grand Forks at 223, and Ward County with 185. All but two of North Dakota’s 53 counties have an active case of COVID-19. Eddy and Golden Valley do not.
 
The combined reports of Saturday, Sunday and Monday list 917 new positives with 1,426 newly recovered. Hospitalizations were up to 133 on Saturday and Sunday, but have dropped to 120 today, with 21 of those in ICU. There has been one more death reported among those with the virus (1586).
 
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 331 positives since Friday (3547), 8 hospitalizations since Friday (185), and no deaths (25). Those adults fully vaccinated stands at 52.5% (315,179). Those North Dakotans age 12 and older fully vaccinated is 50.2% (332,700).
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Cody Schulz to lead the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation, citing his extensive record of public service and strong leadership at the state and county levels, including through some of the most challenging periods in recent state history.
 
Schulz joined the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (DES) in 2007 and has served as director of Homeland Security since March 2018. During his 13 years with DES, he also has served as disaster recovery chief, business manager and finance officer, and hazard mitigation grant specialist. Prior to joining DES, Schulz spent nearly 13 years in the private sector as a business owner, account specialist and government and public affairs analyst.
 
Schulz also served on the Morton County Commission from 2012 to 2020, including as chairman in 2016, 2017 and 2020, helping to guide the county through the historic Dakota Access Pipeline protests and COVID-19 pandemic. As a county commissioner and member of the Morton County Park Board for eight years, Schulz also oversaw major infrastructure upgrades and expansion of park services and amenities.
 
“Cody brings demonstrated leadership skills and a strong passion for providing a high quality of life for North Dakota citizens to the role of North Dakota Parks and Recreation director,” Burgum said. “Throughout his service to state government, he has embodied the concept of ‘working as one’ across state agencies with a whole-of-government approach. And as a former county commissioner and park board member, he understands how parks can enhance communities and help attract and retain workforce, drive tourism and improve quality of life. We look forward to his continued leadership in state government, which will serve all North Dakota citizens well.”
 
A native of New Salem, N.D., Schulz earned an associate’s degree from Bismarck State College, a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Dickinson State University and an MBA from the University of North Dakota. He currently services as chair of the North Dakota State Emergency Response Commission and the North Dakota State and Local Intelligence Center Executive Committee, and as vice chair of the National Emergency Management Association Legislative Committee. He is a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region VIII Advisory Council and a past board member of the Bismarck Mandan Development Association and the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.
 
“It’s been an honor to serve our state at DES for over a decade, helping to keep our citizens safe. I have been incredibly fortunate to be a part of great teams over the years, and I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to lead this great Parks and Recreation team of servant leaders and take our parks system to the next level after a year of record camping numbers,” Schulz said. “We are at a time of boundless opportunity here in North Dakota, and Parks and Recreation is positioned to seize that opportunity by continuing to enhance partnerships and collaboration, making smart and lasting infrastructure investments and focusing on what really matters most – the people who visit our great parks.”
 
Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, director of DES, has appointed Preparedness Chief Debbie LaCombe to serve as interim homeland security director until a replacement for Schulz is named.
 
Burgum expressed his gratitude for the leadership provided by Parks and Recreation Deputy Director Paul Taylor, who has served as the agency’s interim director since former director Andrea Travnicek was appointed Department of Water Resources director effective Aug. 1.
 
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has about 60 full-time team members, 18 long-term seasonal staff and approximately 150 short-term seasonal staff and a biennial budget of $43 million to manage and operate 15 statewide parks and recreation areas, enriching generations through experiences that connect people and places. The department actively promotes and supports access to North Dakota’s great outdoors through a diversity of recreation opportunities and sustainably managed resources. The department is additionally responsible for off-highway vehicle planning and safety programs, snowmobile safety programs and trails, the Nature Preserves Act and outdoor recreation grants and statewide recreation planning.
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 092021 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Dozens of North Dakota National Guard members are resuming support for the state’s coronavirus pandemic response, military officials said. The Guard announced Friday that about 50 of its members are assisting the state Health Department with contact tracing and about 15 others are helping at the state laboratory in Bismarck. The group is expected to remain on active duty until the end of the year. The Guard’s COVID-19 duty began in March 2020 and last November surpassed the record personnel days worked set during 2011 flooding. The Guard has worked more than 121,400 personnel days of COVID-19 support duty, which is said is the largest and longest state mobilization in history.
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UNDATED (AP) – North Dakota regulators say the state has officially lost its status as the nation’s second-biggest oil producer to New Mexico. North Dakota produced just over 1 million barrels of oil per day in July, the most recent month for which data is available. The July production marks á5% drop from June. Texas continues to lead the nation in oil production. North Dakota ranked second, behind Texas, in oil production for nine years. North Dakota and New Mexico had been neck and neck for several months. New Mexico had 82 rigs drilling Friday, while North Dakota had 27.
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MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – A judge has granted a new trial to Mandan Lyft driver whose 2019 conviction for raping a customer was upheld by the North Dakota Supreme Court. South Central District Judge Bobbi Weiler says Corey Wickham’s constitutional rights were violated when his defense attorney failed to object to police testimony that allegedly impacted the jury’s decision. Wickham was working as a Lyft driver in August 2018 when he was accused of raping a woman after driving her home. A jury convicted him of two sexual assault charges and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Wickham’s attorney, Lloyd Suhr, argued that a Bismarck police detective’s testimony about Wickham’s request for an attorney was an improper comment that should have drawn an objection from defense counsel.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission. North Dakota Republican Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is part of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency’s new low-Earth orbit mission. NASA defines low-Earth orbit as having an altitude of 1,200 miles or less. Hoeven says the mission serves as the backbone for all U.S. military communications. Hoeven’s office says a military installation in Alabama also was selected as a center for the mission.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota will help settle dozens of Afghan refugees who will begin arriving later this month. The state Department of Human Services said Friday it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 evacuees through the federal Afghan Placement and Assistance program. The 49 Afghans are part of the 37,000 evacuees who will be resettled in 200 communities in the U.S. through the placement program. The majority of the 49 Afghans are expected to settle in Fargo. Eight military bases in the U.S. have been temporarily housing the refugees who fled after the Taliban toppled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government on Aug. 15.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/20/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 092021 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND (MSU) – Chloe Allan knocked in a rebounded header by Daisy de Boer in the 24th minute, assisted by Mel van Walstijn and Daisy de Boer. The lone goal proved to be all that was needed as the Minot State Beaver defense held the St. Cloud State Huskies from scoring in a 1-0 road win. The Beavers will next be in action as they again take to the road, this time to face the Mustangs of Southwest Minnesota State (1-3, 0-2 NSIC) Friday Sept. 24th at 3 p.m.
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VIKINGS-CARDINALS
 
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings put together a near-perfect final drive, picking their way down the field while managing the clock so they would get the final play of a wild game in the desert. All that was missing was the finish. Greg Joseph pushed a 37-yard field goal wide right as time expired, leaving the Vikings deflated for the second straight week after a 34-33 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Joseph hit a 53-yard field goal to send last week’s game against Cincinnati to overtime and earlier made two 52-yarders against the Cardinals. Despite a good snap and hold, Joseph pushed his final kick wide right and grabbed his helmet in angst. The Vikings fall to 0-2 on the season.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
TORONTO (AP) – José Berríos pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team, Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays increased their lead in the playoff race by beating Minnesota 5-3. Toronto now leads the Yankees by 1 1/2 games for the second AL wild-card spot. The Blue Jays are one game behind Boston for the top slot. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and an RBI as the Blue Jays improved to 15-3 in September. Traded to Toronto on July 30 after six seasons with the Twins, Berríos faced his ex-teammates for the first time. He allowed three runs and four hits, and improved to 5-3 with a 3.39 ERA in 10 starts with the Blue Jays.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Sam Darnold is learning it’s a lot easier to win in the NFL when you are surrounded by competent teammates. Darnold and the Panthers are 2-0 following a 26-7 win over the Saints. Darnold was 26 of 38 for 305 yards, two TDs and one interception as he continues to flourish since leaving the Jets. Christian McCaffrey added 137 yards from scrimmage and scored his first touchdown of the season. Jameis Winston was held to 111 yards passing, intercepted twice and sacked four times.

 
Elsewhere during the second Sunday of the NFL season:
 
– Lamar Jackson had been 0-3 versus Patrick Mahomes before the Ravens quarterback ran for 107 yards and two TDs in a 36-35 win over the Chiefs. Jackson also threw for 239 yards and a score for Baltimore, which didn’t secure the win until Clyde Edwards-Helaire on a potential game-winning drive. Mahomes completed 24 of his 31 passes for 343 yards, three touchdowns and an interception.
 
– The Buccaneers’ franchise-record winning streak has reached 10 games after Tom Brady threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns in a 48-25 romp over the Falcons. Rob Gronkowski caught a pair of TD passes for the third straight game, including the Super Bowl. Mike Evans also scored on receptions of 3 and 1 yards, the latter set up by Shaquil Barrett’s third-quarter interception of Matt Ryan.
 
– Greg Zuerlein connected on a 56-yard field goal as time expired to give the Cowboys a 20-17 victory over the Chargers. The winning kick came after Tristan Vizcaino tied the game with a 29-yard field goal with 3:58 remaining. Dallas running back Troy Pollard had 109 yards on 13 carries for the third 100-yard game of his career.
 
– Derek Carr threw for 382 yards and two touchdowns as the Raiders toppled Pittsburgh 26-17 Carr completed 28 of 37 passes for the Raiders as Las Vegas improved to 2-0. Carr’s 61-yard rainbow to Henry Ruggs midway through the fourth quarter gave the Raiders the cushion they needed to beat the Steelers for the sixth time in eight meetings.
 
– Matthew Stafford led Los Angeles on two late scoring drives and Matt Gay made a tiebreaking field goal with 2:23 to go to give the Rams a 27-24 victory at Indianapolis. Stafford finished 19 of 30 with 278 yards, two touchdown passes and one interception. Colts quarterback Carson Wentz left with a right ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter and did not return, dooming Indy’s comeback hopes.
 
– Jimmy Garoppolo threw one touchdown pass and ran in for a score, leading the 49ers to a 17-11 victory at Philadelphia. Nick Bosa had two sacks and San Francisco’s stingy defense shut down Jalen Hurts. The Eagles’ quarterback ran for 82 yards but completed just 12 of 23 passes for 190 yards.
 
– Baker Mayfield threw for a touchdown, ran for a score and was 18 of 21 for 213 yards in the Browns’ 31-21 decision over the Texans. Mayfield completed all 10 of his passes after suffering a left shoulder injury while tossing an interception. Nick Chubb ran for 95 yards on 11 carries, including a 26-yard TD.
 
– The Bills rolled to a 35-0 shutout of the Dolphins as Josh Allen threw two touchdown passes and Zach Moss ran for two scores. Devin Singletary rushed for 82 yards and another touchdown in Buffalo’s sixth straight win over Miami. Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was knocked out early with a rib injury.
 
– Randy Bullock hit a 36-yard field goal midway through overtime to complete the Titans’ comeback from a 14-point deficit in a 33-30 triumph over the Seahawks. Derrick Henry ran for 182 yards and also scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns after Tennessee fell behind, 30-16. Ryan Tannehill was 27 for 40 for 347 yards, and Julio Jones had six receptions for 128 yards.
 
– Damien Harris and James White had touchdown runs in the Patriots’ 25-6 win over the Jets. Mac Jones went 22 of 30 for 186 yards as New England bounced back from a season-opening loss. Zach Wilson’s first pass of the afternoon was picked off before he finished 19 of 33 for 210 yards and four interceptions.
 
– The Bears completed a 20-17 win over the Bengals as Justin Fields played the second half after Andy Dalton exited with a knee injury against his former team. Fields completed just 6 of 13 passes for 60 yards and also ran for 31 yards. Roquan Smith returned an interception 53 yards for his first career touchdown, one of three straight picks thrown by Joe Burrow during a decisive stretch in Chicago’s first win of the season.
 
– Courtland Sutton’s career day helped the Denver Broncos beat woeful Jacksonville 23-13, handing the Jaguars their 17th consecutive loss. Sutton finished with nine catches for 159 yards, including a shoe-string grab in the third quarter. Sutton had nearly half of Bridgewater’s 328 yards passing.
 
– Kyler Murray threw for 400 yards and three touchdowns to help the Cardinals eke out a 34-33 win over the Vikings. Murray also ran for a touchdown and threw two costly interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown. The outcome was in doubt until Greg Joseph missed a 37-yard field goal wide right in the final seconds.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Los Angeles Dodgers are back within one game of the San Francisco Giants for the NL West lead. Clayton Kershaw picked up his first win since June 27 as the Dodgers knocked off the Reds, 8-5. Kershaw allowed one run and three hits over five innings, striking out eight in the Dodgers’ eighth win in nine games. Gavin Lux and Corey Seager each hit two-run homers for Los Angeles.

 
The Braves ended a four-game skid as Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, leading a 3-0 win at San Francisco. Max Fried allowed just three hits, striking out five and walking one over seven innings to get his 12th win. The outcome trims the Giants’ lead in the NL West to one game over Los Angeles.
 
The Braves lead the NL East by two games following the Phillies’ 3-2 loss to the Mets. New York came back from a two-run deficit and went ahead on Jeff McNeil’s homer off Kyle Gibson leading off the seventh. McNeil also singled and scored on Dom Smith’s game-tying, two-run double in the sixth. Bryce Harper drove in a run and scored a run for the Phils.
 
Checking out Sunday’s other Major League action:
 
– San Diego center fielder Fernando Tatis Jr. dropped Nolan Arenado’s bases-loaded popup and heaved the ball home, leading to a five-run first that carried the Cardinals past the Padres, 8-7. Harrison Bader greeted reliever Craig Stammen with a two-run double for a 5-0 lead in the first. The outcome currently leaves the Cardinals three games ahead of the Reds for the second NL wild card.
 
– Patrick Wisdom set a Cubs rookie record with his 27th home run as Chicago downed the Brewers, 6-4. Wisdom’s three-run blast capped a five-run eighth that prevented the Brewers from reducing their magic number to three for winning the NL Central. He broke the previous club mark set by Kris Bryant in 2015.
 
– Kike Hernandez ricocheted an RBI single off the second base bag to ignite a three-run seventh in the Red Sox’s 8-6 verdict over the Orioles. J.D. Martinez had a solo homer and Kevin Plawecki added a two-run single as Boston completed a three-game sweep and notched its fifth win in a row. The Bosox remain one game ahead of Toronto for the first AL wild card and 2 1/2 games in front of the Yankees.
 
– Bo Bichette homered in a five-run first that put the Blue Jays on their way to a 5-3 win over the Twins. Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh inning to beat his former team. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and an RBI as the Blue Jays improved to 15-3 this month.
 
– Gerrit Cole was torched for seven runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Yankees were blown out by the Indians for the second straight day,
11-1. Harold Ramirez hit a pair of two-run singles and drove in a career-high four runs before leaving with a right shoulder injury. Jose Ramirez hit his 35th homer, had four hits and reached five times for Cleveland, which outscored New York 22-4 over the final two games of the series.
 
– The Rays were 2-0 losers to the Tigers on homers by Eric Haase and Dustin Garneau. Wily Peralta gave up three hits and three walks over seven innings of Detroit’s seventh win in 10 games. Tampa Bay’s lead in the AL East is 6 1/2 games over the Red Sox with 12 games to play.
 
– The Athletics overcame a bullpen meltdown as Jed Lowie hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 10th to give Oakland its fifth straight win, 3-2 versus the Angels. Yan Gomes’ second-inning home run and Matt Chapman’s drive in the fourth built a 2-0 lead against Shohei Ohtani. The A’s remain within two games of Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– Jose Abreu matched the major league RBI lead and the White Sox moved closer to the AL Central title with a 7-2 win over the Rangers. Yasmani Grandal homered for the second game in a row, igniting a five-run outburst that Abreu capped with a two-run single to give him 113 RBIs. The magic number is four for Chicago to win the division title over second-place Cleveland.
 
– Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Astros from a 6-4 deficit in a 7-6 triumph over the Diamondbacks. Carlos Correa smacked a three-run homer in Houston’s fourth win in five games. The Astros won despite Zack Greinke, who was tagged for five runs over four innings.
 
– Rookie Jarred Kelenic homered and doubled twice in sending the Mariners to a 7-1 win against the Royals. Kelenic went 5 for 9 with three home runs, two doubles, three walks and seven RBIs in the three-game series. Logan Gilbert cruised through seven innings, allowing one run on three hits as Seattle stayed four games out of a post-season slot.
 
– Juan Soto homered to back Paolo Espino in the Nationals’ 3-0 shutout of the Rockies, ending Colorado’s five-game road winning streak. Soto is hitting .362 with a 1.178 OPS since the All-Star break.
 
– Lewin Diaz led off the bottom of the 10th with a two-run homer off Chad Kuhl to end the Marlins’ 6-5 comeback over the Pirates. Hoy Park put Pittsburgh ahead with a two-run homer in the ninth off Dylan Floro, and Bryan De La Cruz hit a tying single against Chris Stratton with two outs in the bottom half.
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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Darren Clarke won the Stanford International for his third PGA Tour Champions victory of the season, beating K.J. Choi with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Clarke closed with a 5-under 65 at Minnehaha Country Club, birdieing the par-4 18th to match Choi and Steve Flesch at 12-under 198. Flesch was eliminated with a bogey on the first extra trip down 18 following a final-round 66.

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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-POLL

UNDATED (AP) – Alabama and Georgia remain 1-2 in the latest AP college football poll. The Crimson Tide took all but three first-place votes after stretching the winning streak to 17 with a 31-29 win at Florida. The Bulldogs claimed the other three No. 1 votes. Third-ranked Oregon moved up a spot and No. 4 Oklahoma slipped one after a close victory over Nebraska. Iowa is No. 5 for a second straight week. Penn State climbed four spots to sixth and is followed by Texas A&M, Cincinnati, Clemson and Ohio State. The last time Clemson and Ohio State were both ranked below No. 8 was Nov. 2, 2014.

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MLB-RANGERS-ARIHARA

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Right-hander Kohei Arihara has been designated for assignment by the Rangers. Arihara is 2-4 in 10 starts this season. He missed more than three months after surgery for an aneurysm in his throwing shoulder.

 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/19/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 091921 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros finished up play at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs. The Tauros went 1-3 in their four games at the Showcase.
 
NAHL Hockey
 
NAHL Showcase – Blaine, MN
Fairbanks Ice Dogs 4, Minot Minotauros 3 OT
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class B
 
Shiloh Invite – McDowell Dam in Bismarck
 
1. New Town, 20
2. Southern McLean, 90
3. Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 94
4. South Prairie-Max, 101
5. Burke Central, 117
6. Shiloh Christian, 120
7. Standing Rock, 140
8. Garrison, 232
 
Individual winner: Colt Spotted Bear of New Town, 16:02.7
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class B
 
Shiloh Invite – McDowell Dam in Bismarck
 
1. Des Lacs-Burlington/Lewis & Clark, 24
2. New Town, 31
 
Individual winner: Hannah Westin of Shiloh Christian, 19:36.2

High School Football

 
Independent 6-Man
Trenton 46, Drake-Anamoose 33
Center-Stanton, 75, Drayton 6
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 7, Mandan 0 (Minot clinchs WDA regular season title. Improve to 13-0-1)
Bismarck Legacy 3, Bismarck High 2
Jamestown 3, Williston 3
Bismarck Century 2, Dickinson 0
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 9, Mandan 0 (Minot 8-4 overall, 4-0 WDA)
Bismarck Legacy 8, Williston 1
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class A
#2 Jamestown def. Watford City, (3-0)
Bismarck High def. Williston, 25-18, 25-16, 25-17
 
College Womens Volleyball
Minnesota State-Mankato def. Minot State, 25-14, 25-12, 25-12
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MSU FOOTBALL

WAYNE, Neb. (MSU) – The Minot State football team got the ground game going, rushing for 205 yards which included 142 yards from Ali Mohamed, but turnovers and injuries helped host Wayne State keep the Beavers out of the end zone as the Wildcats scored a 48-0 win in the teams’ NSIC, non-division contest Saturday night. The Wildcats turned an interception into a second-quarter touchdown, and converted two more turnovers into second-half touchdowns as they pulled away for the win. The Wildcats improved to 2-1 on the year while the Beavers fell to 0-3 overall.

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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
TOWSON, Md. (NDSU) – North Dakota State finished its non-conference football schedule with a 35-7 road victory over Towson on Saturday. Jackson Hankey made a team-high eight tackles, Will Mostaert recorded two of NDSU’s five sacks, and Brayden Thomas scored on a safety as the Bison defense held Towson to less than 100 yards through the first three quarters. Christian Watson caught three passes for 78 yards including a 67-yard touchdown on NDSU’s fourth offensive play of the game.
 
Quarterback Quincy Patterson finished 6 of 11 for 165 yards passing. Dominic Gonnella led nine NDSU ball carriers with 13 carries for 92 yards. Patterson, Hunter Luepke, Jalen Bussey and TaMerik Williams all scored touchdowns for the Bison. NDSU rushed for 328 yards and averaged 7.1 yards per carry. The Bison finished the game with a 493-195 advantage in total offense while holding Towson to 2 of 14 on third down. North Dakota State (3-0) is scheduled to play its Missouri Valley Football Conference opener Saturday, Oct. 2, at North Dakota.
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UND FOOTBALL
 

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (UND) – The University of North Dakota extended its streak to 12-straight home wins and 35 consecutive home opening wins as the Fighting Hawks (2-1) shutout Drake (1-2) at the Alerus Center in the Hawks 38-0 victory. It was the first UND shutout since the 2017 home-opener in 2017 against Missouri State. While the Hawks registered 527 yards of offense, they turned the ball over five times, including four fumbles while the defense intercepted three passes and Sammy Fort recovered a muffed punt return to lead to UND’s final score.

Luke Skokna and Isaiah Smith combined for 248 yards and two touchdowns with Smith leading the Hawks with 125 yards and a score on 12 carries. It was both backs first 100-yard rushing games. Defensively Jordan Canady and Jayson Coley each posted big returns from interceptions as the defense pressured the Bulldogs and stopped them behind the line of scrimmage seven times.

Following a bye week next Saturday, the University of North Dakota will open Missouri Valley Football Conference play when it hosts in-state rival North Dakota State on Saturday, Oct. 2.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 
TORONTO (AP) – Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season, and the Toronto Blue Jays moved back into a playoff position by beating the Minnesota Twins 6-2. Teoscar Hernández hit a three-run homer, and Bo Bichette had three hits and two RBIs as the Blue Jays rebounded from a 7-3 loss and improved to a big league-best 14-3 in September. Toronto moved a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees for the second AL wild-card berth, one game behind Boston. Steven Matz (won his fourth straight decision, allowing two runs in 5 2/3 innings
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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama went down to the swamp and came away with its 17th consecutive victory. Bryce Young’s first collegiate road start was a rousing success, a three-touchdown performance that helped the Crimson Tide beat 11th-ranked Florida, 31-29. The defending national champions stopped a 2-point conversion with 3:10 left and earned their 32nd consecutive win versus teams in the SEC’s East Division. Young built the early advantage with TD passes to Jase McClellan, Jahleel Billingsley and Brian Robinson to put the Tide ahead, 21-3 in the first quarter. Emery Jones was 17-of-27 passing for 181 yards, with an interception for the Gators.

 
In other Top 25 games:
 
– JT Daniels returned to the lineup and completed 23 of 31 passes for 303 yards and three TDs as second-ranked Georgia hammered South Carolina, 40-13. The Bulldogs’ fearsome defense nearly made it three straight games without allowing a TD until Luke Doty hit Josh Vann on a 36-yard scoring pass with 10:55 remaining.
 
– Third-ranked Oklahoma defeated Nebraska, 23-16 on the 50th anniversary of the Game of the Century. The Cornhuskers were within 14-9 until Isaiah Coe blocked an extra point and Pat Fields returned it 100 yards for two points.
 
– Freshman Ty Thompson threw two second-half touchdown passes and No. 4 Oregon overcame a sluggish start to slam Stony Brook, 48-7. Ducks starter Anthony Brown threw for a touchdown and ran for another but left the game at halftime after he was sacked twice to close out the second quarter.
 
– Tyler Goodson ran for a career-high 153 yards and three touchdowns in fifth-ranked Iowa’s 30-7 trouncing of Kent State. Goodson had a 46-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and added a 35-yard scoring run in the third.
 
– Will Shipley ran for two touchdowns and sixth-ranked Clemson had a goal-line stand in the final seconds to secure a 14-8 triumph over Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets limited the Tigers to 207 yards the first three quarters and continually came up with third-down stops.
 
– Zach Calzada threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns in his first career start to power No. 7 Texas A&M in a 34-0 rout of New Mexico. The victory extends A&M’s winning streak to 11 games and gives the Aggies a 3-0 start for the first time since opening the 2016 season with six consecutive wins.
 
– Desmond Ridder and Alec Pierce hooked up for the go-ahead score with 12:13 left in the game and No. 8 Cincinnati held on for a 38-24 victory at Indiana. Jerome Ford ran for two touchdowns and Tre Tucker scored on a 99-yard kickoff return after the Bearcats fell behind, 14-0.
 
– TreVeyon Henderson broke Archie Griffin’s 49-year-old freshman rushing record, romping for 277 yards and three touchdowns as No. 9 Ohio State dumped Tulsa, 41-20. A late interception that Cameron Martinez returned for a 61-yard touchdown made the score look worse than it was for the persistent Golden Hurricane.
 
– Jaquan Brisker broke up a desperation pass toward the end zone by Auburn’s Bo Nix as time expired, completing No. 10 Penn State’s 28-20 verdict over 22nd-rated Auburn. Sean Clifford completed 28 of 32 passes for 280 yards and two touchdowns, with Jahan Dotson accounting for 10 catches for 78 yards and a TD.
 
– Kyren Williams scored two long touchdowns, the second a 51-yard run with 6:05 remaining, as 12th-ranked Notre Dame held off Purdue, 27-13. Jack Coan was sacked four times and struggled with his accuracy, completing 15 of 31 for 223 yards and two touchdowns.
 
– Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw a 15-yard scoring strike to Kyle Phillips with 54 seconds remaining to send No. 13 UCLA to a 37-34 comeback win over Fresno State. Thompson-Robinson passed for 264 yards and three TDs for the Bruins, who outscored the Bulldogs, 20-7 in the fourth quarter.
 
– Jake Haener heaved a 12-yard scoring pass to Jalen Cropper with 14 seconds left to give Fresno State a 40-37 win over No. 13 UCLA in a thriller at the Rose Bowl. Haener was 39 of 53 for 445 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs, who fell behind with 54 seconds left before going on a 75-yard drive.
 
– No. 14 Iowa State rolled to a 48-3 win over UNLV behind Brock Purdy, who completed 21 of 24 pass attempts for 288 yards and three touchdowns. The Cyclones finished with 486 yards of offense and 7.59 yards per play, scoring six touchdowns and two field goals on their 11 possessions.
 
– West Virginia survived No. 15 Virginia Tech’s furious rally from a 20-point deficit to beat the Hokies 27-21. Jarret Doege threw two touchdown passes and Leddie Brown rushed for 106 yards and a score for the Mountaineers.
 
– Grayson McCall threw for three touchdowns and Shermari Jones ran for 149 yards and another score as No. 16 Coastal Carolina held on to beat Buffalo, 28-25. McCall was 13-of-19 passing for 232 yards and tossed his first interception of the season.
 
– Matt Corral accounted for seven touchdowns and 17th-rated Mississippi did its scoring in the first three quarters of a 61-21 assault on Tulane. Corral ran for three scores and threw for 335 yards and four TDs.
 
– BYU’s Jaren Hall threw for 214 yards and two touchdowns as the 23rd-ranked Cougars knocked off No. 19 Arizona State, 27-17. BYU forced four turnovers and posted its third straight victory over the Sun Devils.
 
– KJ Jefferson threw for a career-high 366 yards and tied a career high with three touchdowns to lead No. 20 Arkansas to a 45-10 win over Georgia Southern. The Razorbacks all but clinched the win on a 91-yard pass from Jefferson to preseason All-SEC wide receiver Treylon Burks with 11:18 left in the third quarter.
 
– Sam Howell threw five touchdown passes and ran for a career-best 112 yards as No. 21 North Carolina took over after halftime to beat Virginia, 59-39.
 
– Payton Thorne passed for 261 yards and four touchdowns, two of those scoring throws going to Jalen Nailor in Michigan State’s 38-17 romp over 24th-rated Miami.
 
– No. 25 Michigan crushed Northern Illinois, 63-10 as Blake Corum rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays have leapfrogged ahead of the New York Yankees for the second AL wild card, while the Boston Red Sox took a one-game lead for the first wild card. The Blue Jays posted a 6-2 victory over the Twins as Marcus Semien became the fifth second baseman to hit 40 home runs in a season. Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer and Bo Bichette went 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Steven Matz won his fourth straight decision, allowing two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings as the Jays moved a half-game ahead of the Yankees.

 
Another defensive miscue by catcher Gary Sanchez contributed to a seven-run fifth in the Indians’ 11-3 thrashing of the Yankees. Sanchez failed to catch a foul popup during the rally, which was capped by a three-run homer by Andres Gimenez. Franmil Reyes doubled home a run in the fifth, one inning before belting a two-run homer.
 
The Red Sox picked up their fourth straight win as Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer and collected four RBIs in a 9-3 rout of the Orioles. Bobby Dalbec added a two-run double. Hunter Renfroe and Rafael Devers each drove in a run for Boston. Tanner Houck worked 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief to get the win.
 
Elsewhere around the Majors:
 
– Homers by Jeimer Candelario and Dustin Garneau led the Tigers past the AL East-leading Rays, 4-3. Jordan Luplow homered for the Rays, who trailed 4-0 in the second. Michael Fulmer got his 10th save in 15 chances by striking out Brett Phillips and getting Yandy Diaz to ground into a game-ending double play.
 
– Five Rangers combined on a three-hitter in a 2-1 decision over the AL Central-leading White Sox. DJ Peters hit a tiebreaking single in the bottom of the sixth, a half-inning after Yasmani Grandal homered for Chicago. Joe Barlow struck out two in the ninth en route to his seventh save.
 
– The Diamondbacks scored three runs in the 10th inning for a 6-4 win over the Astros. Kole Calhoun knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBI single and scored on Daulton Varsho’s two-run homer. Yordan Alvarez smacked a two-run homer to center to give the Astros a 2-0 lead in the first.
 
– James Kaprielian pitched two-hit ball over six innings and Matt Olson crushed his 36th home run in the Athletics’ 3-1 downing of the Angels. Kaprielian earned his eighth win and retired 18 of his 20 batters. The A’s have won four straight and seven of 10, putting them two games behind Toronto for the second AL wild card.
 
– The Royals ripped the Mariners, 8-1 as Kris Bubic allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings in his best start this season. Seattle lost for the fifth time in seven games and dropped four games behind Toronto for the AL’s second wild-card berth with 14 games remaining. Royals catcher Salvador Perez collected his major league-leading 113th RBI with an eighth-inning single.
 
– Max Scherzer tossed seven scoreless innings as the Dodgers won for the seventh time in eight games, 5-1 over the Reds. Scherzer is 7-0 in nine starts for the Dodgers after limiting Cincinnati to two hits while striking out seven. Gavin Lux hit a two-run triple while the Dodgers took advantage of two errors to score three times in the fifth.
 
– Curt Casali’s two-run single in the fourth held up in the Giants’ 2-0 shutout of the Braves. Dominic Leone finished the 2-hour, 40-minute game for his second save as the NL West-leading Giants maintained their two-game lead on the Dodgers. Alex Wood struck out four and didn’t allow a walk or hit over three scoreless innings, his first appearance since contracting COVID-19.
 
– The Phillies are within one game of the NL East-leading Braves after Jean Segura had his first multi-homer game in almost five years, leading a 5-3 win over the Mets. Segura homered in the first inning and again in the third off Carlos Carrasco. Aaron Nola won for the first time in ten starts and Bryce Harper drove in two for Philadelphia.
 
– Manny Pina homered twice and the Brewers clinched their fourth straight postseason berth with a 6-4 victory over the Cubs. Eduardo Escobar and Jace Peterson also connected in Milwaukee’s seventh win in nine games. Milwaukee’s magic number to lock up the NL Central title is three over St. Louis.
 
– Tyler O’Neill launched a go-ahead, two-run homer while the Cardinals scored three times in the eighth to beat the Padres, 3-2. The Cardinals rallied after Yu Darvish held them to three hits while fanning nine over seven shutout innings. The outcome puts St. Louis two games ahead of Cincinnati and 2 1/2 games in front of San Diego for the second NL wild card.
 
– The Rockies are 7-1 on their nine-game road trip after Kyle Freeland worked six innings and Trevor Story hit a three-run homer in a 6-0 thumping of the Nationals.
 
– Cole Tucker had three hits and Bryse Wilson allowed two runs and four hits over five innings of the Pirates’ 6-3 victory against the Marlins.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Manny Machado screamed at All-Star teammate Fernando Tatis Jr. in the dugout during the fifth inning of the Padres’ loss to the Cardinals on Saturday. Machado shouted and cursed at Tatis, telling him “it’s not about you” and “you go play baseball” after Tatis struck out looking in the fifth. Tatis reacted angrily to the call by plate umpire Phil Cuzzi.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The Rays have placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on COVID-related IL. Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said Kiermaier had been feeling ill for a couple of days. Tampa Bay shortstop Taylor Walls was also scratched before the game due to what the team called “general illness.”
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NFL-NEWS

CLEVELAND (AP) – Browns safety Ronnie Harrison has been fined just over $12,000 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct. Harrison shoved Kansas City assistant coach Greg Lewis during a skirmish in last week’s season opener. Harrison was ejected early in Cleveland’s 33-29 loss for his aggressive action toward Lewis.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– The Raiders have placed backup quarterback Marcus Mariota on injured reserve after he hurt his quadriceps on his only snap in Monday night’s 33-27 overtime win over the Ravens.
 
– The San Francisco 49ers have placed linebacker Dre Greenlaw on injured reserve with a groin injury that will likely sideline him for at least a month.
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NHL-ISLANDERS-CHARA

UNDATED (AP) – Zdeno Chara is returning to the team where he started his career after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the New York Islanders. It will be the 44-year-old’s 24th NHL season. Chara was a 1996 draft pick of the Islanders and was later shipped to Ottawa in 2001, one of the worst deals in Isles history. He won a Stanley Cup with the 2011 Bruins and spent last season with Washington.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/18/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 091821 – 0700
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota will help settle dozens of Afghan refugees who will begin arriving later this month. The state Department of Human Services said Friday it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 evacuees through the federal Afghan Placement and Assistance program. The 49 Afghans are part of the 37,000 evacuees who will be resettled in 200 communities in the U.S. through the placement program. The majority of the 49 Afghans are expected to settle in Fargo. Eight military bases in the U.S. have been temporarily housing the refugees who fled after the Taliban toppled Afghanistan’s U.S.-backed government on Aug. 15.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota district judge has pleaded guilty to a drunken driving charge after allegedly crashing into two parked cars in downtown Fargo. An attorney for Southeast Judicial District Judge Cherie Clark entered a guilty plea on her behalf to a misdemeanor DUI charge in Fargo Municipal Court. Clark did not appear in court. The judge was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence, $650 fine and ordered to under to complete a chemical dependency evaluation. In a statement, Clark apologized to voters, family members and her colleagues.
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Grand Forks Air Force Base has been selected for a military satellite mission. North Dakota Republican Senators John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is part of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency’s new low-Earth orbit mission. NASA defines low-Earth orbit as having an altitude of 1,200 miles or less. Hoeven says the mission serves as the backbone for all U.S. military communications. Hoeven’s office says a military installation in Alabama also was selected as a center for the mission.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A map for new North Dakota legislative districts is slowly taking shape. Among the proposals so far are those that create a new district in the Fargo area and a pair in the oil-producing region in the western part of the state. The Republican-led redistricting committee held its fourth meeting on Thursday. It’s focused on keeping 47 districts, instead of changing size of the Legislature. The addition of the three new districts means three rural districts somewhere will have to be eliminated. The committee expects a draft statewide plan to be completed next week for public review.
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BISMARCK, ND – The weekly COVID-19 report from the North Dakota Department of Health for the period of September 11-17 includes 3,273 new positives from 53,739 tests processed. The 14-day rolling positivity rate is 6.3%. Active cases are up 393 over the week to 3,486. Hospitalization are down by 3 to 111. There were 14 deaths over the week among those who were positive.
 
 
(Copyright 2021 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 
 

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K-Heart Sports – 09/18/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 091821 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Quarterback Walker Braaten was tackled shy of the goal line on a 2-point conversion and the Bishop Ryan Lions held on for a 35-33 overtime win over Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn last night, in a game we broadcast on K-Heart. Freshman quarterback Jett Lundeen accounted for 319 yards of offense and 5 touchdowns in leading the Lions to victory. Lundeen was 15 of 22 for 258 yards and three scores. He also rushed 13 times for 61 yards and two TD’s. The Sioux were led by Easton Andel who carries the ball 34 times for 124 yards and a touchdown. Braaten rushed for 61 yards on 6 carries and three scores. Bishop Ryan improves to 4-1 on the year while W-N-G drops to 1-4.
 
In our other broadcast on Friday, Chris Jenner carried the ball 26 times for 206 yards and two touchdowns as the Surrey Mustangs shutout the Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central Honkers 42-0. The Mustangs improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Honkers drop to 0-4.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
 
#1 Bismarck Century 15, (#5 11A) Dickinson 12
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 37, Bismarck High 0
(#2 11A) Bismarck St. Mary’s 28, #3 Fargo Shanley 21
#5 West Fargo 42, #4 Fargo Davies 6
Mandan 35, Minot 21
Bismarck Legacy 63, Williston 7
 
Class 11A
 
#1 Jamestown 41, Watford City 0
#2 Bismarck St. Mary’s 28, (#3 11AA) Fargo Shanley 21
#T3 Fargo North 50, Grand Forks Central 0
#T3 Devils Lake 41, Turtle Mountain 14
(#1 11AA) Bismarck Century 15, #5 Dickinson 12
Grand Forks Red River 12, Fargo South 9
Wahpeton 35, Valley City 14
 
Class 11 B
 
#1 Beulah 48, Southern McLean 14
Kindred 37, #2 Central Cass 0
#3 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich 38, Thompson 18
#4 Hillsboro-Central Valley 44, Park River Area 0
#5 Velva-Garrison 14, Rugby 6
Nedrose 62, New Town 0
Stanley 27, South Prairie-Max 6
Shiloh Christian 13, Bowman County 6
Dickinson Trinity 31, Heart River 0
Hazen 57, Killdeer 46
Harvey-Wells County 34, Carrington 6
Grafton 46, Northern Cass 34
Lisbon 52, Fargo Oak Grove 7
Sargent County 20, Linton-HMB 18
Oakes 41, Ellendale, Edgeley-Kulm 6
 
Class 9B
 
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 59, Richland 0
#2 New Salem-Almont 48, #5 Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 28
#3 Cavalier 68, Larimore 6
#4 Ray-Powers Lake 44, Tioga 6
Divide County 71, Alexander 20
Bottineau 32, T-G-U 0
St. John 26, Dunseith 20
Nelson County 36, North Prairie 14
North Star 52, Benson County 12
New Rockford-Sheyenne 28, Four Winds 20
Grant County-Flasher 30, Central McLean 14
Mott-Regent-New England 40, Beach 16
Hettinger-Scranton 46, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 0
South Border 44, Kidder County 8
Hatton-Northwood 52, Griggs-Midkota 0
MayPort-CG 36, Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 20
Enderlin-Maple Valley 24, Hankinson 6
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 67, Tri-State 0
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
Dickinson Beck Wells Invite
 
1. Williston, 39
2. Bismarck High, 43
3. Dickinson, 80
4. Bismarck Century, 143
5. Bismarck Legacy, 150
6. Bowman County, 151
7. Minot, 180
8. Mandan, 215
9. Beulah, 215
10. Watford City, 306
 
Individual winner: Ivan Askim of Williston, 15:41
 
High School Girls Cross Country
 
Dickinson Becki Wells Invite
 

1. Williston, 40
2. Bismarck High, 45
3. Bismarck Legacy, 99
4. Minot, 136
5. Bismarck Century, 136
6. Mandan, 180
7. Dickinson, 201
8. Bowman County, 225

Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 18:29

 
High School Girls Golf
Class A
 
Minot Invite – Vardon Golf Club
 
1. Bismarck Century, 330
2. Mandan, 345
3. Bismarck Legacy, 346
4. Bismarck High, 352
5. Dickinson, 355
6. Minot, 358
7. Williston, 365
8. Bismarck St. Mary’s, 398
9. Jamestown, 411
10. Watford City, 471
 
Medalist: Leah Herbel of Bismarck Century, 69
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Grand Forks Central 7, Minot 2
Grand Forks Red River 7, Minot 2
Mandan 7, Williston 2
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
Dickinson def. Turtle Mountain, (3-1)
 
Class B
Beach def. Mandaree, 25-2, 25-13, 25-10
 
College Womens Soccer
Minot State 2, Minnesota-Duluth 0
 
College Womens Volleyball
Concordia-St. Paul def. Minot State, 25-15, 25-12, 25-23
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TAUROS-SHOWCASE
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros continue play at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota to start the season. The Tauros lost to the New Mexico Ice Wolves 3-1 on Friday. Minot is now 1-2 on the season. They will finish play at the Showcase today at 3:30 PM against the Fairbanks Ice Dogs.
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MSU-HALL OF FAME
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – After putting the ceremony on hold last fall, the Minot State University Athletic department has announced the return of the Hall of Fame weekend which will honor and induct the 41st and 42nd classes into the Minot State Athletics Hall of Fame.
 
The Class of 2020, which was announced last fall but has waited to be honored because of COVID, features former MLB umpire and Beavers baseball player, Gary Cederstrom, former Minot State women’s basketball head coach Sheila Green Gerding, the 2004-05 men’s basketball team, former football defensive lineman Ian Best, and former softball pitcher Mandy Greenberg.
 
The Class of 2021 features Minot State distance runner Jarret Baker, Beaver record holder and professional women’s basketball player Carly Boag, and NAIA National Champion gymnasts Robbin (Wheeler) Filkowski.
 
The induction ceremony will be at the Clarion Hotel & Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m., and then all the newest members of the Minot State Athletics Hall of Fame will be honored at halftime of the Beavers homecoming football game against Minnesota State Moorhead on Saturday, Oct. 9.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED – College football highlights today’s schedule. Minot State (0-2) in on the road playing at Wayne State (1-1) tonight at 6 PM. North Dakota State (2-0) in on the road for the first time this season playing at Towson University (1-1) at 5 PM. North Dakota (1-1) has their home opener today as they host Drake University (1-1) in the 55th Annual Potato Bowl at 4 PM at the Alerus Center.
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TWINS-BLUE JAYS
 

TORONTO (AP) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. connected for his major league-leading 46th homer, but Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sanó hit consecutive homers as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3. The Blue Jays slipped into the third spot in the AL wild-card race, one game behind Boston and half-game behind the Yankees. Toronto fell to 13-3 in September. Guerrero hit a solo homer in the third that pulled Toronto within 5-3. He was tied with Kansas City’s Salvador Perez for the homer lead going into the game. Toronto starter Hyun Jin Ryu fell to 2-4 with an 8.10 ERA in his past eight starts.

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LYNX-FEVER
 
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Sylvia Fowles scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half for a 92-73 win over the Indiana Fever, clinching a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs. Minnesota (21-10) has won 16 of 19 games. The Lynx were up seven midway through the third quarter before closing with a 13-4 run to lead 70-54. The Fever, playing their third game is six days with only seven players available, never threatened in the fourth quarter. Kelsey Mitchell scored 26 points áfor Indiana.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – There’s been a slight shift in the American League race, with the Toronto Blue Jays on the outside looking in. The Jays were beaten at home by the Twins, the Yankees clobbered the Indians and the Red Sox knocked off the Orioles. Corey Kluber beat his old team and Joey Gallo slammed two of the Yankees’ five home runs in a 8-0 pounding of the Indians. Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Giancarlo Stanton also went deep for the Bombers, who moved a half-game ahead of Toronto for the second AL wild card. Kluber won for the first time in nearly four months, scattering four hits over six innings.

 
Jorge Polanco, Josh Donaldson, and Miguel Sano hit consecutive home runs in a five-run third that carried the Twins past the Blue Jays, 7-3. Michael Pineda pitched 5 2/3 innings to win his third straight start, yielding three runs and three hits to help Minnesota win for the second time in six games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. reclaimed the major league lead with his 46th home run, but the Jays lost for just the third time in 16 games this month.
 
The Red Sox’s 7-1 win over the Orioles gives Boston the first AL wild card by a half-game over the Yankees. Chris Sale returned from COVID-19 to pitch five innings of two-hit ball, allowing one run. Bobby Dalbec homered and Hunter Renfroe put the game out of reach with a three-run double as the Bosox dealt the Orioles their 100th loss.
 
Checking out Friday’s other Major League action:
 
– The AL East-leading Rays erased a three-run deficit in the ninth before Brett Phillips hit a three-run homer in the 10th to give them a 7-4 triumph over the Tigers. Pinch-hitter Yandy Diaz poked a two-run single to spark the ninth-inning rally. Austin Meadows picked up his 100th RBI on a sacrifice fly, the first Rays player to hit the century mark since Evan Longoria 11 years ago.
 
– Chas McCormick was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run in the 10th inning of the Astros’ 4-3 verdict over the Diamondbacks. Houston tied it in 10th with an RBI bloop single by Jake Meyers before McCormick sent Arizona to its 100th loss. It was Houston’s first win on a hit by pitch since August 1998 and third time in franchise history.
 
– The White Sox hammered the Rangers, 8-0 as Luis Robert hit a three-run double and Dylan Cease struck out 10 in five innings. Jose Abreu had two hits and drove in two runs, giving him 111 RBIs this season. Romy Gonzalez doubled twice among his career-best three hits as the AL Central leaders inched closer to their first division title in 13 years.
 
– The Athletics are within 2 1/2 games of an AL wild-card slot following a 5-4 victory over the Angels. Josh Harrison had two RBIs and Mark Canha scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the sixth inning of Oakland’s third win in a row. Cole Irvin pitched six solid innings to earn his first victory in four weeks.
 
– Rookie Jarred Kelenic spoiled Jonathan Heasley’s major league debut by hitting a pair of two-run homers in the Mariners’ 6-2 win over the Royals. Kelenic’s first multihomer game of his career kept the Mariners 3 1/2 games behind the Yankees for the second AL wild-card spot. Chris Flexen allowed one run and six hits in 5 2/3 innings for his 12th win.
 
– Zack Wheeler allowed a run and struck out six over five-plus innings of the Phillies’ 4-3 downing of the Mets. Wheeler is 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA in nine starts against his former club. Brad Miller put the Phillies ahead 2-1 in the fifth with a solo shot, helping Philadelphia climb within two games of the NL East-leading Braves.
 
– Pinch-hitting pitcher Kevin Gausman lofted a full-count, bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th inning to complete the Giants’ 6-5 victory against the Braves. Donovan Solano came off the COVID-19 injured list and connected for a tying, pinch-hit home run with two out in the ninth for San Francisco. Down 4-2, the Braves rallied in the ninth when Travis d’Arnaud hit a go-ahead, three-run homer.
 
– Kyle Farmer doubled twice and the Reds snapped the Los Angeles Dodgers’ six-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory. Winning pitcher Luis Castillo struck out 10 and didn’t allow a runner past second base over 6 1/3 shutout innings. Walker Buehler was hoping to notch his career-high 15th win, but the Reds reached him for three runs over six frames as Los Angeles fell two games behind the NL West-leading Giants.
 
– The Cardinals won their sixth in a row as Dylan Carlson homered twice, including a grand slam in an 8-2 thumping of the Padres. Miles Mikolas threw 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing three hits in his first victory in two years. St. Louis still leads the Reds by one game for the second NL wild card, with San Diego 1 1/2 games back.
 
– Kolten Wong provided a tiebreaking single with two out in the eighth inning to spark the Brewers’ 8-5 decision over the Cubs. Milwaukee scored four runs off reliever Rowan Wick in the eighth to come from behind and beat the Cubs for the 10th straight time. Luis Urias drove in three runs and Wong was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, helping the Brewers cut their magic number to four for winning the NL Central.
 
– Elias Diaz hit a tying homer and Brendan Rodgers had an RBI single as the Rockies rallied in the ninth inning to beat the Nationals, 9-8. Rodgers and Sam Hilliard homered for Colorado, which is 6-1 on its nine-game road trip.
 
– The Pirates knocked off the Marlins, 2-1 as Wil Crowe pitched five innings of one run ball for his first victory since July 30. Cole Tucker hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth.
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NFL-NEWS
 
UNDATED (AP) – Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller has been ruled out for Sunday’s game with Buffalo and will be away from the team indefinitely while he deals with a personal issue. Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Fuller’s situation will be considered a day-to-day issue and that the speedy wide receiver would remain on the active roster.
 
In other NFL news:
 
– Cowboys offensive lineman Ty Nsekhe is out for Sunday’s game at the Chargers after being hospitalized overnight because of heat illness. The athletic trainers decided to send him to the hospital because they didn’t like the way the 35-year-old was responding to rehydration.
 
– The Chargers have placed starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve, meaning he will miss at least three games. Bulaga was battling groin and back injuries throughout training camp. He started at right tackle during last Sunday’s opener at Washington, playing 45 snaps before being sidelined early in the third quarter after tweaking his back.
 
– The back issue that bothered Green Bay outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith throughout the preseason will now force the Packers to play without their Pro Bowl pass rusher for the next few weeks. Packers coach Matt LaFleur says Smith is going on injured reserve. Smith has 26 sacks for the Packers over the last two seasons.
 
– Browns starting linebacker Anthony Walker Jr. is going on injured reserve with a hamstring issue that will keep him out at least three games. Walker led Cleveland with nine tackles in last week’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s also the Browns’ signal caller on defense.
 
– Saints coach Sean Payton says the club has decided to continue practicing at TCU next week in preparation for their Week 3 game at New England before returning to their New Orleans-area headquarters in Week 4. Payton says they plan to host the Giants in the Superdome. The Saints have been displaced to the Dallas area since Aug. 28 due to damage caused by Hurricane Ida.
 
– Raiders running back Josh Jacobs will miss this week’s game at Pittsburgh with injuries to his toe and ankle. Jacobs didn’t practice all week for the Raiders after rushing for 34 yards and two touchdowns in a season-opening 33-27 win in overtime against Baltimore on Monday night.
 
– The list of kickers signed by the Titans just keeps growing with the addition of Ryan Santoso to the practice squad Friday. Randy Bullock will kick Sunday for the Titans in Seattle, their fourth different kicker since training camp started. Santoso provides some insurance with Sam Ficken and Tucker McCann both on injured reserve.
 
– Linebacker Kyle Van Noy is out for the Patriots matchup with the Jets with a throat injury. An abdomen issue will also sideline kicker Quinn Nordin.
 
– College Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowl selection Roger Brown has died at 84. Brown played 10 years in the NFL for the Lions and Rams after being taking by Detroit in the fourth round of the 1960 draft. In his seven seasons with the Lions, Brown went to the Pro Bowl five straight years and was an All-Pro selection in 1962 and ’63.
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COLLEGE ATHLETICS-AUSTIN PEAY
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Austin Peay is leaving the Ohio Valley Conference for the ASUN Conference effective July 1, becoming the league’s 13th full member. The move ratified by Austin Peay’s Board of Trustees and announced Friday ends a membership with the OVC that began in 1962. Austin Peay won 69 league titles, 21 since 2010. All 17 programs will move to the ASUN and be immediately eligible for league awards, postseason play and NCAA Tournament automatic berths.
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SOCCER-PELE HOSPITALIZED

SAO PAULO (AP) – Brazilian soccer great Pele “took a little step back” in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon but he is “recovering well” at a Sao Paulo hospital. That’s according to his daughter, Kely Nascimento. The Albert Einstein hospital said the 80-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento had returned to intensive care after “a brief breathing instability” Thursday night. Pele was currently stable in “semi-intensive” care, the hospital said, and he “continues recovering.” It did not give further details.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/17/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 091721 – 1200
 
MINOT, ND – A fire at a duplex in southeast Minot early this morning displaced five residents. The Minot Fire Department responded to 1015 36th Street SE at 2:23 AM for a report of a room and contents fire. After arriving on scene, firefighters quickly knocked down the fire and contained it to the room of origin. A search was conducted in both living units for occupants and pets. All occupants of the duplex safely exited the structure prior to the Minot Fire Department’s arrival on scene. Three engines, one ladder truck, and one command vehicle responded to the incident, with a total of 15 firefighters on scene. No injuries were reported. Firefighters remained on scene overnight to conduct fire watch of the structure for potential flareups. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has provided updated information on a car / motorcycle accident in Fargo. Troopers report that the accident happened a little past 8:00 PM Wednesday. The driver of a Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with a car turning on to University Avenue. Originally it was reported the motorcycle driver was from Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Patrol says it was 22-year old Jasen Hernandez of Fargo. He was injured in the crash. His passenger is identified as 32-year old Krassimira Utecht of Fargo. She was seriously injured. Both were not wearing helmets. The driver of the car, a 16-year old girl, and a passenger, a 12-year old girl, both from Fargo, were not injured. Troopers say the investigation of the accident continues.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services today announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that North Dakota will receive 49 legal and fully vetted Afghan evacuees starting later this month through the Afghan Placement and Assistance (APA) program. The federally funded APA program is a part of Operation Allies Welcome and does not impact resources available to North Dakotans in need of safety net services. These 49 individuals are part of the 37,000 humanitarian evacuees who will be resettled to 200 communities in the U.S. through the APA program. The majority of the 49 evacuees will resettle in Fargo.
 
Before arriving in the country, these individuals must complete a U.S. Department of Homeland Security rigorous vetting process that includes Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint-based background checks and other security screenings. They will also receive health and medical screenings, a COVID-19 vaccination and authorization to work.
 
Earlier this month, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, the state’s refugee resettlement agency, submitted a proposal to the U.S. State Department to resettle 49 Afghan evacuees. The proposal was based on the availability of services provided by community organizations that welcome new Americans and teach English as a second language. The LIRS proposal was approved on Sept. 15.
 
“Like so many North Dakotans with immigrant roots, refugees bring ingenuity and resilience that make our communities and the economy stronger,” said DHS Executive Director Chris Jones. “Resettlement provides a life-saving solution for some of the most vulnerable people in the world and it also creates positive benefits for North Dakota.”
 
Resettlement efforts place heavy emphasis on connecting people with their family. North Dakota has resettled 115 Afghan refugees over the past 20 years. Past Afghan refugees have become doctors and, business owners, and have held a variety of careers that contribute to North Dakota’s economic well-being.
 
Brittany Sachdeva, vice president of operations for Sanford Health in Fargo, said refugees play a critical role in their workforce. “With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Sanford Health’s journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve,” she said. “As one of the largest employers in the state, we understand the positive impact those new to our country can have in helping solve our collective workforce challenges. We look forward to welcoming them to North Dakota and encourage them to join our Sanford family.”
 
Initial resettlement efforts following the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan did not include North Dakota. However, the state will collaborate on the large national effort to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside the U.S. in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the U.S.
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BISMARCK, ND – Active cases of COVID-19 in North Dakota a nearing 3,500. Today’s information from the Department of Health list 3,486 active, up 64 from yesterday. Of those active 606 are age 11 and under, 533 are age 12-19, 489 are age 20-29, 577 are age 30-39, 435 are age 40-49, 317 are age 50-59, 270 are age 60-69, and 259 are age 70+.
 
Health officials report 493 new positives and 430 new recoveries today. Hospitalizations are up four to 111, and 20 of those are in ICU. There is one more death reported among those with the coronavirus (1585). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 98 positives (3216), on hospitalization (177), and one death (25).
 
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KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 091721 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says more time is needed with federal lawyers to negotiate a settlement for money that the state claims it spent on policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 2019, seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the monthslong pipeline protests almost five years ago. State and federal lawyers met for more than three hours at the federal courthouse in Bismarck Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Alice Senechal presided over the negotiations, and suggested more time would be needed to reach an agreement.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A map for new North Dakota legislative districts is slowly taking shape. Among the proposals so far are those that create a new district in the Fargo area and a pair in the oil-producing region in the western part of the state. The Republican-led redistricting committee held its fourth meeting on Thursday. It’s focused on keeping 47 districts, instead of changing size of the Legislature. The addition of the three new districts means three rural districts somewhere will have to be eliminated. The committee expects a draft statewide plan to be completed next week for public review.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota district judge is facing a drunken driving charge after allegedly crashing into two parked cars in downtown Fargo. Authorities say Southeast Judicial District Judge Cherie Clark, who is based in Jamestown, was arrested after officers responded to a report of the crash about midnight Saturday. KFGO radio reports that officers conducted standard field sobriety tests and a breath test before Clark was arrested. A citation was issued Monday. Clark was appointed to bench by Gov. Doug Burgum in 2017. She previously served as a Cass County prosecutor for 11 years. Court documents do not list an attorney for Clark.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot International will be the site of a Wings for All event on Saturday. The Arc of the United States, Minot Area Parent Support for Autism Spectrum Disorders (MAPS), Independence Inc,. Delta Air Lines, SkyWest Airlines and Minot International Airport (MOT) will co-host a Wings for All® event. The event is being held in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Independence, Inc.
 
Originated by the Charles River Center, a local chapter of The Arc in Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Port Authority, Wings for All is an airport “rehearsal” program created to alleviate some of the stress that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families experience when traveling by air.
 
During the event, participants will check in to receive their boarding passes, pass through the TSA security checkpoint, wait in the boarding area and board the aircraft. The program will feature a presentation on the aircraft’s features, in-flight safety protocols and take-off procedures. Wings for All also gives airport, airline, TSA professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact and deliver their services in a structured, learning environment.
 
This event is open to all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Minot area and beyond who seek a safe but realistic experience of traveling through a busy airport.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/17/21

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 091721 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Two high school football games come your way tonight. Kyle Dean will head to Surrey where the Mustangs host the Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central Honkers. The game begins an hour earlier than usual. Our pre-game is set for 5:45 pm on 1320 KHRT and online at khrt.com. On 106.9 K-Heart you can head Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn hosting Bishop Ryan. Pre-game at 6:45 pm.
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MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys soccer team clinched a state berth and improved to 12-0-1.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 3, Williston 1
Bismarck Century 1, Jamestown 0
Bismarck High 3, Mandan 2
Bismarck Legacy 3, Dickinson 1
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 5, Bismarck Legacy 2
Jamestown 7, Bismarck High 2
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
#1 Bismarck Century def. #2 Jamestown, 25-12, 25-11, 20-25, 25-8
#5 Bismarck High def. Bismarck Legacy, 25-15, 25-9, 25-17
Dickinson def. Minot, 18-25, 25-19, 25-20, 17-25, 16-14
Bismarck St. Mary’s def. Turtle Mountain, 25-14, 25-12, 25-21
Mandan def. Williston, 3-0)
 
Class B
#T9 Our Redeemer’s def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15
Bishop Ryan def. Surrey, 25-14, 25-15, 25-22
South Priarie-Max def. Glenburn, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Lewis & Clark, (3-0)
Velva def. Stanley, (3-2)
Nedrose def. Central McLean, 25-12, 25-12, 25-12
Rugby def. Newburg-Westhope, 25-13, 25-11, 25-21
Rolla def. Bottineau, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17
Benson County def. Drake-Anamoose, (3-0)
Ray def. Powers Lake, 26-24, 25-15, 20-25, 25-16
Tioga def. Bowbells-Burke Central, 25-12, 25-14, 25-13
Trenton def. Trinity Christian, 25-22, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21
Beulah def. Mott-Regent, 25-21, 25-11, 25-18
Garrison def. Wilton-Wing, 25-18, 25-12, 25-23
Center-Stanton def. Washburn, (3-2)
Griggs-Midkota def. Harvey-Wells County, 25-22, 26-24, 16-25, 25-21
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TAUROS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros are playing at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota. The Tauros tallied a 5-2 victory over the Corpus Christi Ice Rays on Thursday to move to 1-1 on the season. The third of four games for Minot at the showcase is today at 11 am against the New Mexico Ice Wolves.
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NFL-THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – Dustin Hopkins made the most of a second chance as the Washington Football Team pulled out a 30-29 win over the Giants. Dustin Hopkins made a 43-yard field goal on an untimed down, the result of a penalty on Giants defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence. Hopkins missed his first attempt from 48 yards out before the penalty gave Washington new life. Taylor Heinicke threw for 336 yards and two touchdowns. He cost Washington dearly with a late interception, but after Graham Gano’s fifth field goal of the game gave the Giants a 29-27 lead with 2:00 remaining, Heinicke guided Washington back into field goal range. Daniel Jones threw for 249 yards and a touchdown for the 0-2 Giants and also ran for 95 yards and a TD.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants’ lead in the National League West is down to one game over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit his NL-leading 39th home run and the San Diego Padres improved their playoff position with a 7-4 win over the Giants. Tommy Pham and Manny Machado each drove in two runs, and Adam Frazier and Austin Nola had three hits apiece. Giants starter Kevin Gausman lost for the first time since July 30, allowing four earned runs on eight hits in five innings. The outcome puts the Padres a half-game behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card.

 
In Thursday’s other Major League action:
 
– The Reds avoided a three-game sweep and gave their wild-card hopes a boost with a 1-0 win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Tyler Mahle improved to 12-5 by holding the Pirates to five hits, all singles, over six innings. Asdrubel Cabrera lifted a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to help the Reds get within one game of St. Louis for the second NL wild card.
 
– Bryce Harper had a productive night in the Phillies’ 17-8 win over the Cubs. Harper doubled to start a seven-run, game-tying rally in the fourth inning, drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth and sealed the win with a three-run home run in the seventh. Odubel Herrera and Jean Segura drove in three runs apiece as the Phils pulled within three games of the NL East-leading Braves.
 
– Carlos Correa triggered a seven-run fourth inning with a three-run homer as the Astros clobbered the Rangers, 12-1. Alex Bregman had the first of his pair of two-run singles during Houston’s big fourth. Replacement starter Luis Garcia took a shutout into the sixth to help Houston keep its seven-game lead over Oakland in the AL West.
 
– The Yankees lost their hold on the two AL wild-card berths by losing to the Orioles, 3-2 on Austin Hays’ RBI single in the bottom of the 10th. New York led 2-1 until Yankees reliever Clay Holmes threw a wild pitch with two out in the ninth, allowing Kelvin Gutierrez to score. Joey Gallo hit his 35th homer of the season, but the Yanks fell a half-game behind Toronto and Boston in the wild-card battle.
 
– Yandy Diaz hit a leadoff home run and Mike Zunino later connected for the Rays in a 5-2 downing of the Tigers. Dietrich Enns pitched four solid innings, allowing one run and three hits as Tampa Bay combined on a six-hitter. The AL East leaders top Boston and Toronto by 8 1/2 games.
 
– Chad Pinder furnished a two-run single while the Athletics scored four in the third inning of a 7-2 win at Kansas City. Josh Harrison was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the A’s pulled within three games of an AL wild-card berth. Royals catcher Salvador Perez slammed his 45th home run of the year, tying Johnny Bench for the most by anyone playing at least 75 percent of his games behind the plate.
 
– The Angels continued their recent mastery of the White Sox with a 9-3 win at Chicago. Alex Cobb allowed two hits over five shutout innings, his first start since July 23. Luis Rengifo and Jose Rojas homered and Jack Mayfield delivered a three-run double as the Angels beat the AL Central leaders for the 15th time in their last 19 meetings.
 
– The Rockies and Braves were rained out in Atlanta. The bad weather could force the two teams to make up the game after the regular season ends if the contest has any bearing on the NL East race. The two clubs don’t have any matching days off.
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MLB-ANGELS-OHTANI

CHICAGO (AP) – Two-way star Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch Friday for the Los Angeles Angels because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the season. Ohtani felt soreness while playing catch Wednesday. Manager Joe Maddon raised the possibility of the likely AL MVP being shut down on the mound for the rest of the season. Maddon said there are currently no plans for Ohtani to be examined by a doctor, nor has it been determined when he would try to resume playing catch. Ohtani hasn’t pitched since Sept. 10, when he was tagged for six runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings in a loss at Houston.

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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The NHL says it expects 98% of its players to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the start of the season. The league says that would mean only 10 to 15 players will not be vaccinated by the time the season begins Oct. 12. The league and the Players’ Association did not impose a vaccine mandate on players, but coaches and staff must be vaccinated as a condition of employment. Columbus recently replaced assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre because he declined to be vaccinated. Teams will be able to suspend unvaccinated players without pay if they cannot participate in hockey activities as part of the protocols, which could include games in Canada. Fully vaccinated players will have any COVID-19 positives treated as hockey injuries and still be paid. Unvaccinated players also will have their movements restricted when on the road. And there will still be regular coronavirus testing for vaccinated players.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– The Buffalo Sabres’ cross-border rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs is heading outdoors. The NHL says the two teams will meet in the Heritage Classic on March 13 in Hamilton, Ontario, with the Sabres listed as the home team. Buffalo becomes the first U.S.-based team to compete in what will be the sixth Heritage Classic, which is part of the NHL’s outdoor series of games. It’s traditionally set in Canada, featuring matchups of Canadian teams. Hamilton is about midway between Toronto and Buffalo.
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/16/21

KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 1200
 
MINOT, N.D. (AP) – A Minot man accused of injuring a baby has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child neglect and has been sentenced to time already served in jail. Phillip Boswell was initially accused of breaking the baby’s arm and causing a permanent disability. But after prosecutors admitted in court Wednesday that they can’t prove Boswell was the one who actually hurt her, his felony child abuse charge was amended to child neglect. Boswell acknowledged he failed to take the baby to the hospital for treatment for up to nine days after the child was injured. Boswell was sentenced to 360 days in jail with all but the 56 days he already served suspended.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the names of those involved in a vehicle/pedestrian accident near Parshall. Authorities say 49-year old Shulton Royce Heart was walking in the middle of Highway 23 about three miles northeast of Parshal around 5:30 AM Monday. He was wearing dark clothing in an area that was not illuminated by streetlights. The patrol says Heart was struck first by the left mirror of a Ford pickup driven by 60-year old Arnold Aga of Granville, which knocked him down. Heart was then run over by a Nissan Murano driven by 58-year old Jeffrey Hannah of Minot. Heart was taken by ambulance to a Minot hospital with serious injuries. His condition is not known. The patrol says the drivers of the two vehicles and two passengers in the Murano, 38-year old Ryan Dohmsreich and 30-year old Nathan Kluegel, both of Minot, were not injured. The accident remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, ND – A collision between a car and motorcycle in Fargo sent two people to the hospital. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened a little past 8 PM Wednesday. Troopers say a 22-year old man from Prior Lake, MN was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle south on University when he collided with a car turning onto University. The motorcycle driver and a passenger, a 32-year old woman from Fargo, were taken to the hospital in stable condition. The woman had serious injuries. Neither of them were wearing a helmet. The driver of the car, a 16-year old girl, and a passenger, a 12-year old girl, both from Fargo, were not injured. Troopers say the investigation of the accident continues.
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BISMARCK, ND – The trend of increasing active COVID-19 cases continues today in North Dakota. Information from the Department of Health adds another 187 active cases, bringing the total to 3,422. Of those active, 812 are age 19 or under. The daily positive rate is 5.84%. There are 579 new positives today with 396 newly recovered. All but 9 North Dakota counties reported at least one new positive today, led by Cass with 108 and Burleigh at 105. Those hospitalized with the virus in up by 7 today to 107, and 18 of those are in ICU. For the second day in a row, four deaths are reported among those with COVID (1584). Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) include 108 new positives (3118), four hospitalizations (176), and one death (24).
 
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KHRT NEWS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 0700
 
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) – The North Dakota Highway Patrol have identified the trooper who fatally shot a Montana man following a vehicle chase on Interstate 94 west of Mandan earlier this month. The patrol said Wednesday that Trooper Stephen Mayer killed the lone occupant of the vehicle, 45-year-old Craig Knutson, of Billings, Montana. Authorities have said the pursuit on the evening of Sept. 7 began about 7 miles east of Hebron and ended after deputies placed spike strips on the highway and Mayer used his cruiser to push the fleeing vehicle’s rear end sideways, sending it into a spin. After the vehicle stopped, Mayer saw that Knutson had a gun and told the three deputies at the scene about the weapon before he fired the fatal shot.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some North Dakota tribal leaders want lawmakers to split legislative House districts that include reservations. The leaders told a legislative redistricting committee Wednesday such a move will increase the odds for electing American Indians to the Legislature. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith told the Republican-led committee that so-called subdistricts would result in better representation and communication. The Legislature has previously had little appetite for subdistricts, The Legislature currently has three lawmakers who claim Native American or Alaska Native heritage, and only one of them lives on a reservation.
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is awarding $142 million to build systems to end youth homelessness in 33 local communities, including $1,975,377 for the Statewide Continuum of Care in North Dakota. HUD’s Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) will support a wide range of housing programs including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.
 
“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated nearly every crisis in our society, including the crisis of youth homelessness,” said Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “Our society is judged by how we treat the most vulnerable among us. We have a responsibility in our nation to care for all our children and with this funding, HUD is taking steps to make sure that every child under our care has a safe place to call home.”
 
The Department continues to work closely with youth to develop and improve YHDP, relying upon the recommendations provided directly from young people who had experienced homelessness. Additionally, HUD partnered with youth with lived experience to assess the nearly 100 applications that were submitted for funding consideration. Their assessment helped HUD ensure that applicants understood the needs and preferences of the young people they will serve. The Department also worked closely with its federal partners to help develop the program and review applications, including the Departments of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
 
YHDP recipients will use this to address youth homelessness that is specifically tailored to their needs, including funding for housing units, wrap-around services and housing support. YHDP will also support youth-focused performance measurement and coordinated entry systems. Over the next several months, selected communities will work with their youth advisory boards, child welfare agencies, and other community partners to create a comprehensive community plan to end youth homelessness. The awarded communities will also participate in a program evaluation to inform the federal effort to prevent and end youth homelessness going forward and will serve as leaders in the nation on the work to end homelessness among young people.
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KENMARE, ND – The Kenmare Police Department is hosting a memorial service for Kenmare Police Officer Julius Nielsen in honor of the 100th anniversary of his line of duty death. Sergeant Curt Olson of the McLean County Sheriff’s Office (and former Kenmare Police Officer) is facilitating the event.
 
Officer Nielsen was shot and killed on September 18, 1921 while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect in the rear of the Park Hotel which was located on Division Street of the downtown square. Officer Nielsen’s killing is the fifth of five law enforcement line of duty deaths, and the most recent killing of a Peace Officer, in Ward County. All of which occurred between 1918 and 1921.
 
The service will take place on September 18, 2021 at 4 PM at the Kenmare City Park near the Danish Mill in downtown Kenmare. Immediately following the service, a procession will go to Trinity Lutheran Cemetery where Officer Nielsen is buried, northeast of Kenmare. Refreshments will be served at Trinity Lutheran Church at the end of the service. The event is free and open to the public.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/16/21

K-HEART SPORTS – THURSDAY – 091621 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – No change atop the Class 11B and Class 9B football polls this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11B Football Poll
Team (1st Place Votes)                  Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Beulah (9)                                     4-0           59         1
2. Central Cass (4)                           4-0           58         3
3. Langdon Area-Emore-Munich(1)  4-0           52         2
4. Hillsboro-Central Valley                 3-1           23         5
5. Velva-Garrison                              3-0           15          4

Others receiving votes: Harvey-Wells County (3-1), Bowman County (4-0)

 
 
Class 9B Football Poll
Team (1st Place Votes)              Record    Points    Last Week
 

1. Lamoure-Litchville-Marion (14)  4-0        70          1
2. New Salem-Almont                    4-0        52          2
3. Cavalier                                      4-0        41          3
4. Ray-Powers Lake                      4-0         19         4
5. Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter         4-0         18        RV

Others receiving votes: North Prairie (3-0), Nelson County (4-0), MayPort-CG (4-0), Surrey (2-1)

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MINOT, ND – The Region 4 Tournament was held for Class B Girls Golf. The top 3 teams and top 10 individuals qualified for the State Tournament in Carrington beginning September 27th.
 
High School Girls Golf
Class B
 
Region 4 Tournament – Rugby
 
1. Rugby, 442
2. Velva, 461
3. Nothern Lights, 482
4. Westhope-Newburg, 484
5. Bottineau, 491
6. Central McLean, 494
7. South Prairie, 503
8. Nedrose, 517
9. Dunseith, 572
10. T-G-U, 617
 
Medalist: Libby Dulmage of Rugby, 88
2. Abbey Peterson of Velva, 100
3. Marti Moberg of Northern Lights, 101
4. Tyra St. Claire of Bottineau, 102
5. Carmen Elick of Northern Lights, 104
6. Coryssa Behles of Garrison, 108
7. Ellie Braaten of Westhope-Newburg, 110
8. Laken Lee of Westhope-Newburg, 112
9. Meadow Roberts of Nedrose, 113
10. Alyssa Harmel of Rugby, 116
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TAUROS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotauros are at the NAHL Showcase in Blaine, Minnesota to begin the season. Lone Star goalie Graham Burke stopped all 30 shots that came his way as he outdueled Minot goalie Carter Clafton in a 2-0 win. After a scoreless 1st period, the Brahmas scored first on a 2-on-1 rush as Nicholas Niemo potted home a rebound to make it 1-0. That lead would last the remainder of the game as Niemo would then add another goal on an empty-net to complete the scoring. Clafton made 20 saves in the loss. The Tauros are back on the ice today against Corpus Christi at 11:15 AM.
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TWINS-INDIANS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Cleveland’s lineup came to life, and Cal Quantrill gave the Indians another strong start. Oscar Mercado, Bobby Bradley and Franmil Reyes homered to help ignite a lagging lineup in a 12-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins. José Ramírez and Myles Straw each had three of Cleveland’s 14 hits. Mercado and Bradley drove in three runs. Ramírez had two RBIs to reach 90 for the season for the Indians. Miguel Sanó had the only two hits for Minnesota against Quantrill, including a three-run homer in the seventh.
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MINNESOTA UNITED-SPORTING KC
 
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Khiry Shelton, Daniel Salloi and Johnny Russell scored in the first half and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 4-0 on Wednesday night. Kansas City has scored in 28 consecutive home regular-season matches dating to August 2019, the longest active streak in MLS. Minnesota has won just two of its last 13 away matches, including the playoffs. Shelton headed in a rebound in the 14th minute to open the scoring. Salloi one-touched Russell’s pass to the penalty spot in the 36th. Russell scored on a penalty kick in the 45th after Shelton was taken down at the edge of the 18-yard box by goalkeeper Tyler Miller. Cameron Duke slotted home Russell’s cross in the 52nd.
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TIMBERWOLVES-SIGNINGS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin. Both were restricted free agents. The contracts were agreed to last week. Vanderbilt gets a three-year, $18.3 million deal. McLaughlin gets a three-year deal worth about $6.5 million that comes with a team option for the third year. Vanderbilt gives the Timberwolves another option at a power forward spot they have been trying to enhance for several years. McLaughlin provides depth at point guard.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees continue to share the two AL wild-card berths following wins by each team. The Blue Jays are 13-2 this month after Bo Bichette and Robbie Ray led them to a 6-3 victory over the Rays. Bichette put Toronto ahead to stay with a three-run homer in the first inning and finished with five RBIs. Ray is 12-5 after striking out 13 and holding Tampa Bay to a run and four hits, lowering his AL-best ERA to 2.64. He took over the AL strikeout lead and blanked the AL East leaders until Mike Zunino homered in the fifth inning. It was Zunino’s 30th home run. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. doubled twice and scored twice as the Jays handed the Rays their fifth loss in seven games.

 
The Red Sox erupted for six runs in the 10th inning to beat the Mariners, 9-4. Kyle Schwarber delivered a two-run single and scored on a two-run double by Christian Vazquez. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who scored the tiebreaking run on a passed ball. Kyle Seager hit a two-run double for the Mariners, who are 3 1/2 games out of a wild-card berth.
 
The Yankees kept pace by beating the Orioles, 4-3 on Brett Gardner’s two-run single off Tyler Wells in the ninth inning. Gardner also scored on Gio Urshela’s two-run homer in the third inning of New York’s third win in four games since a seven-game skid. Baltimore suffered its major league-leading 99th loss despite Austin Hays, who homered twice and had three RBIs.
 
Checking out Wednesday’s other Major League action:
 
– Jake Meyers and Marwin Gonzalez hit consecutive homers in a three-run second that sparked the Astros’ 7-2 downing of the Rangers. Kyle Tucker homered among his three hits, and Jose Urquidy allowed one run and two hits in six innings. Chas McCormick hit a two-run single and Yordan Alvarez had an RBI double as Houston stretched its lead in the AL West to seven games over Oakland.
 
– The Athletics ended a three-game skid as Matt Olson hit a two-run homer and Josh Harrison drove in three runs in a wild 12-10 victory at Kansas City. Elvis Andrus had four hits to back a shaky Sean Manaea, who was reached for five runs in as many innings. The A’s move ahead of the Mariners in the standings and stay 3 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.
 
– Brandon Marsh hit a tiebreaking solo homer off Michael Kopech in the eighth inning to push the Angels past the White Sox, 3-2. The White Sox put runners on the corners with one out in the ninth, but Brian Goodwin struck out swinging and Cesar Hernandez flied out to deep left. Chicago was unable to reduce its magic number for winning the AL Central.
 
– Julio Urias earned his major league-leading 18th victory and Gavin Lux singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth to guide the Dodgers to their sixth straight win, 5-3 over Arizona. Urias allowed two runs and three hits over five innings in becoming the fourth Mexican-born pitcher in the majors to record 18 or more wins in a season. Lux had two RBIs and Max Muncy homered as Los Angeles pulled within 1 1/2 games of the NL West-leading Giants.
 
– Adam Frazier was 4-for-5 with two RBIs for San Diego in a 9-5 downing of the Giants. Jurickson Profar batted a two-run homer and Eric Hosmer had two RBIs as the Padres stayed a game behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card. The Giants ended a nine-game winning streak despite homers from Thairo Estrada, Kris Bryant, Steven Duggar and Brandon Belt.
 
– Dustin Garneau smacked a solo homer and broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly as the Tigers beat the Brewers, 4-1. Rookie Matt Manning combined with the bullpen on a three-hitter to help the Tigers complete a two-game sweep. Derek Hill supplied an RBI triple and Miguel Cabrera added a run-scoring double.
 
– The Pirates beat the Reds, 5-4 on Colin Moran’s RBI grounder in the bottom of the ninth. Moran and Yoshi Tsutsugo each had two RBIs as Pittsburgh handed Cincinnati its seventh loss in nine games. Kyle Farmer hit a game-tying solo homer in the eighth inning for the Reds, who are 1 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second NL wild card.
 
– The Cardinals completed a three-game sweep with a convincing 11-4 win over the Mets. Harrison Bader, Nolan Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Edmundo Sosa homered for St. Louis. Tyler O’Neill laced a two-run double that sparked the Redbirds’ five-run first off loser Tylor Megill.
 
– Andrew Knapp scored on a passed ball by Robinson Chirinos in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Phillies past the Cubs, 6-5. Freddy Galvis and J.T. Realmuto each homered and had two RBIs for Philadelphia. Chirinos, Matt Duffy and Frank Schwindel homered for the Cubs.
 
– Raimel Tapia furnished an RBI single in the 10th inning to give the Rockies a 3-2 win over the Braves. Tapia’s late hit cuts the Braves’ lead in the NL East to 3 1/2 games over the Phillies. Eddie Rosario had two RBIs for Atlanta, including a solo homer that tied it in the fifth.
 
– Homers by Bobby Bradley, Oscar Mercado and Franmil Reyes highlighted the Indians’ 14-hit attack in a 12-3 thumping of the Twins.
Bradley and Mercado each had three RBIs to back Cal Quantrill, who allowed three unearned runs and just two hits over 6 2/3 innings.
 
– Jesus Sanchez smacked his second two-run homer of the day to break a 6-6 tie in the Marlins’ 8-6 win over the Nationals. Bryan De La Cruz homered in the eighth for Miami, which took two of three from Washington.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday he would be very surprisd if Mike Trout played again this season. The three-time AL MVP injured his right calf running the bases May 17 and had a setback last month, but he has left open the possibility of returning this year. Jo Adell was placed on the 10-day injured list after he got hurt when he crashed into the wall in left while trying to catch a ball on Saturday.

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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t ready to play following knee surgery and won’t make his debut Sunday against Houston. Coach Kevin Stefanski says Beckham will practice this week, but will sit out against the Texans. Beckham tore his left anterior cruciate ligament last October. He was expected to play in the season opener at Kansas City. Stefanski says Beckham has not suffered any setbacks and that the decision to make him inactive after he practiced all week wasn’t out of the ordinary.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence broke a foot in practice Wednesday and likely will be out at least six weeks. That’s according to two people with knowledge of the injury. Lawrence was helped off the field during the first practice to prepare for Sunday’s visit to the Chargers.
 
– New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says a group of his offensive coaches, along with the team’s nutritionist and a player, have tested positive for COVID-19. Payton didn’t identify by name any of those who had tested positive. He said all of those who tested positive were vaccinated.
 
– Jaguars coach Urban Meyer says “there’s no chance” he’ll take the open job at Southern California, saying he is “committed to try to build an organization.” Meyer’s name was immediately linked to USC after the Trojans fired Clay Helton on Monday.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies have waived center Marc Gasol, days after acquiring his rights in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers. The 36-year-old center spent his first 11 NBA seasons with Memphis. He averaged a career-low 5.0 points and 4.1 rebounds per game last season with the Lakers. He never found a regular role in the injury-plagued Lakers rotation while they lost in the first round of the postseason.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– The Celtics have acquired forward Juancho Hernangomez from the Grizzlies for guards Carsen Edwards and Kris Dunn. As part of the transaction, Memphis will have the right to swap a 2026 second-round draft pick with Boston’s second-round pick that year.
 
– The Timberwolves have filled out their roster by re-signing forward Jarred Vanderbilt and guard Jordan McLaughlin. Both were restricted free agents.
 
– Former Knicks head coach David Fizdale has joined his hometown Lakers as the lead assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s staff. The Lakers also hired John Lucas III as an assistant coach.
 
– Lisa Byington is making history as the Bucks’ new play-by-play voice on their television broadcasts. The Bucks announced the hiring Wednesday and said Byington is the first woman to work as a full-time television play-by-play announcer for any major men’s professional sports team. She replaces Jim Paschke, who retired after 35 seasons as the team’s main television play-by-play broadcaster.
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NHL-BLUES-BOZAK

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Tyler Bozak is staying with the St. Louis Blues after signing a one-year contract worth $750,000. The 35-year-old Bozak was with the Blues in 2019 when they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history, putting up 13 points during that title run. Injuries limited him to 31 games last season. Bozak has 449 points in 764 regular-season NHL games with St. Louis and Toronto.

 
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KHRT ND News – 09/15/21

KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 091521 – 1200
 
BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of a man killed over the weekend in a single vehicle crash in Bottineau County. Troopers say that 57-year old John Carl Krogen of Bottineau died in the accident that occurred on a gravel road about 15 miles northeast of Bottineau. Troopers say the vehicle left the road and struck a tree in a ravine around 6:30 PM on Sunday. Krogen was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, ND – A two vehicle collision in Griggs County sent a Cooperstown man to the hospital. The Highway Patrols reports the accident happened around 2:45 PM on Tuesday about 7 miles east of Binford. Troopers say a semi driven by 23-year old Rylan Briss of Cooperstown failed to yield at an intersection. 72-year old Dale Kinzler of Cooperstown struck the semi with his car. Kinzler was flown to a Fargo hospital in stable condition. Briss was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.
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MINOT, ND – A Minot man has been arrested on a terrorizing charge. Police say around 9:30 PM on Monday, 33-year old Matthew C. Picolo reportedly made threatening comments about shooting the wife of a person with whom he had an altercation. Picolo is accused to returning to the residence of the person he threatened brandishing a firearm. Picolo fled before police arrived, however he was arrested around 4 PM Tuesday on a terrorizing warrant. Police continue to investigate the case and say there may be another person involved.

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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Health Department reports a big jump in active COVID-19 cases. Today’s information lists 3,235 active, up 523 from Tuesday. Burleigh County now has the most active cases at 603, while Cass County is at 580, Stark has 255, Grand Forks at 237, and Ward County at 235.

 
There are 944 new positives today, with 223 of those age 19 or younger. There are 418 newly recovered. The daily positive rate is 6.57%. Hospitalization are unchanged at 100, with 17 of those in ICU. There are four more deaths today among those with the virus (1580).
 
Breakthrough numbers (those fully vaccinated) have 148 new positives (3010), 9 hospitalizations (172), and one death (23). The percentage of those infected after being fully vaccinated is still less than 1%.
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BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is asking water recreationists and property owners to check for zebra mussels and other aquatic nuisance species when removing boat lifts, docks and other equipment from state waters. ANS coordinator Ben Holen said water recreationists and property owners play a vital role in ANS prevention, noting that a local cabin owner recently found zebra mussels attached to a boat lift in Lake Elsie, Richland County.
 
“Zebra mussels attach to hard surfaces that are left in the water for long periods of time, first settling in tight spaces and areas that are protected from sunlight,” Holen said. “Equipment such as boat lifts and docks are high risk vectors for spreading ANS, especially zebra mussels. It makes it easier to do a thorough search when equipment is taken out of the water in fall. Pay special attention to wheel wells, right angles on frames, and areas otherwise protected from sunlight. Feel for attached organisms that have small hair-like structures holding them in place. Small mussels can feel like rough sandpaper and adults can be as large as 2 inches long.”
 
Holen said if you think you’ve found a zebra mussel, take pictures, write down any relevant information, such as how many were found and where, and report it online at the Game and Fish website gf.nd.gov/ans, or email Holen at bholennd.gov.
 
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KHRT NEWS – WEDNESDAY – 091521 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, ND – Officials have released the name of a Belcourt man who died in a head-on vehicle collision. The accident happened around 8 AM on Monday 1 1/2 miles east of Rolla, according to the Highway Patrol. 44-year old Nathan Yoder was driving a minivan and tried to pass a vehicle stopped to make a turn while yielding to an oncoming vehicle. The minivan and oncoming vehicle collided and wound up in the ditch. Yoder suffered fatal injuries. Three passengers were seriously injured including 39-year Elizabeth Yoder, a 7-year old girl, and a 13-year old boy, all from Belcourt. The driver of the oncoming vehicle, 22-year old Charles Vondal, Jr. of Rolla, was also seriously injured. Troopers say all occupants needed to extricated due to the severe damage. The crash remains under investigation.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – An executive at the largest health care system in North Dakota says its hospitals in Fargo alone could use up to 300 more nurses to handle COVID-19 cases. Dr. Doug Griffin is the Sanford Health vice president and medical officer in Fargo, the state’s largest city. He says the Fargo system has hired 150 travel or contract nurses from other areas. The system is offering increased wages, sign-on bonuses and other unspecified perks to attract more workers. Griffin says it’s the most dire staffing situation the system has ever faced. And the peak for hospitalizations due to the coronavirus is still weeks away.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota legislative committee has been told the state’s largest and most expensive leased office space is now mostly utilized. The report comes after the building sat nearly vacant for months when an agency allowed its more than 400 employees to work from home indefinitely. The report of the unused office space spurred a legislative review of all state leases. The Department of Environmental Quality last month moved about 140 of its employees into the building. Other agencies also are using the building to hold meetings. The IT agency is funded at 479 employees, but only about a dozen are still working in the building.
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MEDORA, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota native and former executive at the University of North Dakota medical school has been named chief operating officer of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation. Laura Block, a native of Grand Forks, recently served as associate dean and chief operations officer of the UND med school. Prior to that role, she was the chief financial officer of the University of North Dakota Alumni Association and Foundation for more than a decade. Block was instrumental UND Spirit Campaign that raised over $324 million for the state’s oldest and largest university. Block calls the library a “historic project for North Dakota and our nation” and says she’s “humbled and grateful” to help build the foundation.
 
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/15/21

K-HEART SPORTS – WEDNESDAY – 091521 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot High boys soccer team picked up their 11th win of the season. The sit atop the WDA standings at 11-0-1.
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 1, Jamestown 0
Bismarck Century 8, Williston 0
Bismarck High 3, Dickinson 0
Bismarck Legacy 5, Mandan 2
 
 
High School Boys Cross Country
Class B
 
Northwest Conference Meet – Stanley
 
1. New Town, 59
2. Burke Central, 94
3. Stanley, 99
4. Des Lacs-Burlington, 101
5. Surrey, 125
6. Bishop Ryan, 128
7. Trenton, 133
8. Bowbells, 141
9. Garrison, 157
10. Glenburn, 165
11. Tioga, 178
12. Trinity Christian, 179
 
Individual winner: Colt Spotted Owl of New Town, 16:32.58
 
 
High School Girls Cross Country
Class B
 
Northwest Conference Meet – Stanley
 
1. Des Lacs-Burlington, 59
2. New Town, 79
3. Burke Central, 81
4. Stanley, 85
5. Bishop Ryan, 102
6. Trenton, 103
7. Surrey, 115
8. Beach, 138
9. Garrison, 142
10. Bowbells, 144
 
Individual winner: Brynn Hanson of DLB, 20:33.02
 

High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
Minot 146, Bismarck High 40
Bismarck Century 107, Dickinson 78
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Bismarck Century 6, Jamestown 3
Mandan 6, Bismarck High 1
 
High School Girls Volleyball
 
Class A
 
#1 Bismarck Century def. Bismarck St. Mary’s, (3-0)
#2 Jamestown def. Mandan, (3-1)
Williston def. Watford City, (3-1)
 
Class B
 
#2 Langdon Area-Edmore-Munich def. Rolette, (3-0)
#5 Kenmare def. Glenburn, 25-7, 25-15, 25-19
North Star def. #T9 Our Redeemer’s, 25-19, 25-15, 25-20
Des Lacs-Burlington def. Ray, (3-1)
South Prairie-Max def. T-G-U, (3-0)
Bottineau def. Dunseith, 25-18, 25-16, 25-16
Velva def. Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood, 25-10, 25-20, 25-21
Rolla def. Newburg-Westhope, (3-2)
Nedrose def. Rugby, (3-1)
Trenton def. White Shield, 25-9, 25-4, 25-12
Trinity Christian def. Alexander, (3-0)
Beulah def. Hazen, (3-0)
Shiloh Christian def. Wilton-Wing, 13-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-23
Central McLean def. Standing Rock, 25-16, 25-9, 25-19
Washburn def. Flasher, 25-21, 25-18, 25-15
Harvey-Wells County def. St. John, (3-0)
 
College Womens Volleyball
 
Minnesota-Crookston def. Minot State, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19
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TWINS-INDIANS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Triston McKenzie turned in another stellar start for Cleveland. He cruised through six innings of the first game of a doubleheader to lead the Indians past Minnesota 3-1. McKenzie had seven strikeouts with just three hits, one run and one walk allowed. This was his fifth straight outing of six innings or more and one run or less. Twins starter Joe Ryan was right there with him in the first game until a comebacker off his wrist ended his outing in the sixth. The Twins won the second game 6-3 behind Nick Gordon’s go-ahead RBI single in a four-run fourth.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Brendan Rodgers hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the fifth inning, Trevor Story went deep in the second and the Colorado Rockies held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4. Jon Gray pitched five innings as the Rockies, far back in the NL West standings, moved to 22-51 on the road coming off a four-game series win at Philadelphia. NL East-leading Atlanta, going for its fourth straight division title, began the night with a 4 1/2-game lead over Philadelphia. The Braves had won five of seven. Atlanta put two on in the ninth inning before Carlos Estevez got Jorge Soler to pop out for his eighth save in 13 chances.

 
In other Tuesday action:
 
– Buster Posey homered in the first inning and scored the go-ahead run on an error in the third, and the San Francisco Giants beat the San Diego Padres 6-1 for their ninth straight victory a day after becoming the first team in the big leagues to clinch a playoff berth. Brandon Belt and Darin Ruf each hit run-scoring doubles and Tommy La Stella added an RBI single to back Anthony DeSclafani, who won for the first time in five starts since defeating Colorado on Aug. 13. The pitcher allowed six earned runs over his previous 14 2/3 innings.
 
– The Los Angeles Dodgers have clinched a postseason berth by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-4 for their fifth straight win. The Dodgers got home runs by Max Muncy, Trea Turner and Will Smith. Their victory, combined with losses by Cincinnati and San Diego, secured the Dodgers’ ninth consecutive playoff spot in pursuit of a second straight World Series championship. LA’s home record of 51-23 leads the majors. Arizona got a three-run blast by Ketel Marte, but never led.
 
– Pinch-hitter Kyle Schwarber hit a tiebreaking three-run double in the eighth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 to keep pace in the competitive AL wild-card race. Schwarber, out of the lineup in favor of Alex Verdugo, entered against reliever Drew Steckenrider with one out in the eighth and the bases loaded. His double to right ended a tense standoff with the Mariners, who beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Monday with the help of Schwarber’s fielding error. Verdugo added a two-run home run in Boston’s next at-bat against Yohan Ramirez.
 
– Triston McKenzie turned in another stellar start for Cleveland. He cruised through six innings of the first game of a doubleheader to lead the Indians past Minnesota 3-1. Twins starter Joe Ryan took a comebacker off the wrist in the sixth inning to remove half of the pitching duel. McKenzie had seven strikeouts with just three hits, one run and one walk allowed. This was his fifth straight outing of six innings or more and one run or less. Ryan gave up three hits, one run and one walk with seven strikeouts in five innings.
 
– Drew Rasmussen combined with four relievers on a three-hitter. Brandon Lowe and Ji-Man Choi homered and the Tampa Bay Rays became the first AL team to reach 90 wins by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0. After losing four of their previous five, the East-leading Rays hit the 90-win mark for the eighth time – all in the past 14 seasons. Tampa Bay stopped a two-game losing streak. The Rays have not lost three in a row since July 25-28.
 
– Salvador Perez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth inning, the Kansas City bullpen bailed out starter Jackson Kowar and the Royals rallied from an early six-run hole to beat Oakland 10-7. Kyle Isbel hit his first career homer and Hunter Dozier also went deep for the Royals. Jake Brentz earned the win and Scott Barlow picked up a save for Kansas City. Yusmeiro Petit took the loss after giving up Perez’s 43rd home run of the season. The A’s have lost three straight and seven of 10 to fall farther out of contention in the AL wild-card race.
 
– Edmundo Sosa hit the go-ahead single in a three-run 11th inning and the hard-charging St. Louis Cardinals climbed all the way back into playoff position with a wild 7-6 victory over the New York Mets. New York scored twice in the bottom of the 11th and had two runners on when Kwang Hyun Kim retired pinch-hitter Albert Almora Jr. for his second career save, ending a back-and-forth game that took 4 hours, 34 minutes. Tyler O’Neill homered and drove in three runs for the streaking Cardinals, who vaulted into the second NL wild-card slot.
 
– Rookie Gavin Sheets hit a long three-run homer and had four RBIs in his first three-hit game, and the White Sox beat the Los Angeles
Angels 9-3 in Joe Maddon’s first game back in Chicago. Sheets hit a go-ahead single in the second inning off Packy Naughton and made it 6-1 with a three-run homer in the third. He narrowly missed a second home run when he doubled to the right-field wall in the fifth. Maddon managed the Cubs for five years, leading them to a World Series title in 2016 that ended the team’s 108-year championship drought.
 
– Wade Miley surrendered six runs on 10 hits and the Cincinnati Reds lost for the sixth time in eight games, 6-5 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Miley gave up three runs in the first and three more in the fifth before being pulled with one out. The six runs allowed were Miley’s most since the Rockies scored eight off him May 14. The Reds entered the day half a game ahead of the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card in the National League.
 
– All-Star slugger Adolis Garcia tied the Rangers’ single-season rookie record with his 30th home run and last-place Texas beat the AL West-leading Houston Astros 8-1. The homer by Garcia was one of three long balls allowed by Zack Greinke in his return after testing positive for COVID-19 last month. Rangers starter Jordan Lyles allowed only three singles and struck out seven over seven scoreless innings. Nathaniel Lowe and DJ Peters also homered off Greinke.
 
– Aaron Judge started a five-homer barrage that backed Gerrit Cole, and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-2 to win consecutive games for the first time since Sept. 1 and 3. Cole returned from left hamstring tightness that cut short his Sept. 7 start against Toronto. He stranded the bases loaded in a 29-pitch first inning when he struck out Ramon Uris and allowed one run and four hits in five innings with seven strikeouts and three walks. He threw 108 pitches. Judge hit a two-run homer in the first off a changeup from Alexander Wells.
 
– Ryan Zimmerman homered, Erick Fedde pitched five solid innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-2. One night after being no-hit for 6 2/3 innings, the Nationals scored early and pounded out 14 hits in winning for the second time in three games. Fedde beat the Marlins for the second time in less than a month, allowing a run on three hits with eight strike outs and no walks. On Aug. 24, he gave up a run on six hits in 6 1/3 innings with a career-high 10 strikeouts. Juan Soto had three hits, an RBI and a walk for Washington.
 
– Patrick Wisdom and Alfonso Rivas hit back-to-back homers for the Chicago Cubs in a 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have lost six of seven games. Wilson Contreras led off the fifth inning with a single, Wisdom hit his 26th homer of the year, and Rivas followed with the first of his big league career. It was 3-1 on 12 pitches. Adrian Sampson gave up two runs in five innings for the win. The Phillies have not made the playoffs since 2011.
 
– Derek Hill hit a leadoff RBI double in the 11th inning, giving the Detroit Tigers a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers loaded
the bases with one out against Bryan Garcia (2-1) in the 11th before Christian Yelich grounded into an inning-ending double play. Hill fell behind 0-2 while trying to bunt Victor Reyes to third, then lined Hunter Strickland’s next pitch into right-center for a game-winning double. The loss ended Milwaukee’s five-game win streak.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Ryan Braun has announced his retirement. Braun is the Milwaukee Brewers’ home run leader whose production was slowed by injuries during the second half of his 14-year career. Braun hasn’t played all season and said during spring training that he was leaning toward retirement. The 2011 NL MVP made it official Tuesday in a video the Brewers posted on Twitter. Braun had 352 homers and last played in 2020. He was one of baseball’s best hitters from 2007-12 but was never the same after he was suspended midway through the 2013 season for using performance-enhancing drugs.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– The AL-Central leading Chicago White Sox have reinstated right-hander Lucas Giolito and All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson from the 10-day injured list. Both were in the lineup for Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels. Giolito was set to take the mound for the first time since Aug. 31, when he suffered a strained left hamstring against Pittsburgh. He’s 9-9 with a 3.69 ERA this season. Anderson is in the leadoff slot after being out since Aug. 28, also with a left hamstring strain.
 
– The AL West-leading Houston Astros have put starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi on the 10-day injured list with right foot soreness. Odorizzi got hurt on a play when covering first base Monday night in the series opener at Texas. Manager Dusty Baker said the right-hander was having an MRI exam on Tuesday. Odorizzi’s roster spot was filled by right-hander Zack Greinke. Houston reinstated Greinke from the COVID-19 injury list to make his scheduled start Tuesday night, which was 16 days after he had last pitched.
 
– A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that the Seattle Mariners will host baseball’s 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park. The team announced a news conference for Thursday at Seattle’s Space Needle with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because the subject was not announced, said the subject was the 2023 All-Star Game. Seattle will host the All-Stars for the third time. The ballpark was the site of the American League’s 4-1 victory in 2001. The 1979 All-Star Game was at the old Kingdome.
 
– The Kansas City Royals are promoting general manager Dayton Moore to club president. The team is also elevating longtime assistant GM J.J. Picollo to GM. The 54-year-old Moore presided over one of the most remarkable turnarounds in baseball history, leading them to consecutive World Series and the 2015 title. Picollo has long been considered Moore’s heir apparent in Kansas City. The team is showing signs of another rebirth after a long rebuild.
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NFL NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Buffalo Bills have joined the Las Vegas Raiders as only the NFL teams to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all fans over 12. The rules will be the same for Buffalo Sabres games when the NHL season gets underway next month. Unvaccinated fans were allowed to attend the Bills’ first home game, Sept. 12, but were supposed to wear masks. Many fans say they saw little enforcement. Erie County officials say the policy shift was a joint decision between the county and teams’ owners. There’s no option to gain entry with a negative virus test instead, as allowed by the Saints and Seahawks.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– Two people familiar with the situation say six unidentified members of the New Orleans Saints coaching staff, one player and another employee have tested positive for COVID-19. The people spoke with The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team and NFL have not announced the test results. The people say the entire coaching staff had been vaccinated. It is unclear how long those who tested positive will be isolated from the team before returning to the field or meetings.
 
– San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert will undergo season-ending surgery on his knee after getting injured in the season opener. Coach Kyle Shanahan had said Mostert was expected to miss eight weeks because of chipped cartilage in his knee, but Mostert announced on his Twitter account that he will miss the rest of the season. Mostert said he was “gutted” by the news, but after consulting with multiple doctors felt this was the best decision for his long-term future.
 
– The Tennessee Titans have another new kicker, signing Randy Bullock off their practice squad. Safety Amani Hooker has become the latest starter on injured reserve. The Titans announced the moves Tuesday, a day after releasing kicker Michael Badgley. Tennessee signed Bullock to the practice squad Saturday when it put kicker Sam Ficken on injured reserve with an injured right groin.
 
– Raekwon Davis was placed on injured reserve by the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday with a knee injury. That means the defensive tackle will miss at least three games. Davis got hurt in the Dolphins’ season-opening win at New England on Sunday. This weekend’s game against Buffalo will be the first he misses in his career. He appeared in all 16 games for Miami during his rookie season in 2020.
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NBA-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – For NBA players, the scenario this season is simple: Get vaccinated or get tested, and often. The league told its teams on Tuesday that it is going ahead with a plan where those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus will not need to submit to regular testing. Those who are unvaccinated will undergo rigorous testing. They be tested once practice or travel days, and at least once on game days. The NBA players’ union has not mandated that players be vaccinated. League and team employees who will be in the vicinity of players during games will be required to be vaccinated.

 
In other NBA news:
 
– Indiana Pacers point guard Edmond Sumner will be out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon. Team officials say he suffered the injury during an offseason workout and that he underwent surgery Monday. Sumner was expected to play a bigger role this season following the trade of Aaron Holiday to Washington. Sumner averaged 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.6 steals per game last season, all career highs.
 
– Former Charlotte Hornets coach and High Point University star Gene Littles has died. Littles was the all-time leading scorer in High Point men’s basketball history. A news release from the North Carolina school says Littles died on Sept. 9 but did not give a cause of death. He was a three-time NAIA All-American between 1965 and 1969. He also leads High Point’s program in field goals and free throws made. Gene Littles was 78.
 
– Aaron Gordon and the Denver Nuggets have agreed on a four-year, $92 million contract extension. His agent, Calvin Andrews, confirmed
the deal to The Associated Press. Gordon was acquired by the Nuggets in a trade last March with Orlando to bolster a lineup that included league MVP Nikola Jokic, point guard Jamal Murray and sharpshooter Michael Porter Jr. The 25-year-old Gordon averaged 10.2 points and 4.7 rebounds in 25 games with Denver.
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NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Former New York Rangers forward Jim Vesey is among three players the New Jersey Devils have signed to tryout contracts. The Devils also announced the signing of center Mark Jankowski and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon. They will join the team when all players report to the NHL camp next week. Vesey skated in 50 games last season with Toronto and Vancouver, collecting five goals and five assists. Since his debut with the Rangers five years ago, the 28-year-old has 64 goals and 56 assists in 354 regular-season games.

 
In other NHL news:
 
– Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield has died. He was 77. Stanfield died Monday and the Bruins announced his death Tuesday. A cause of death was not given. Stanfield was the mild-mannered sidekick to Bobby Orr on the high-scoring teams of the early 1970s. The Toronto native played six seasons in Boston, helping the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 1970 and 1972.
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GOLF-PGA TOUR-PLAYER AWARD

UNDATED (AP) – Patrick Cantlay is the players’ choice as PGA Tour player of the year. It’s another big step for the 29-year-old from California. Cantlay was the No. 1 amateur in the world who once shot 60 on the PGA Tour while in college. Then he was out for three years with a back injury that nearly ended his career. And now he has the Jack Nicklaus Award after a vote of the players. The PGA Tour does not release vote totals or even say how many players voted. Cantlay presumably won the award in a tight race with Jon Rahm.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/14/21

KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 091421 – 1200
 
MINOT, ND – Flood insurance premiums will soon be going down for Minot residents. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Minot’s Class 6 rating with the Community Rating System will take effect in 2022. That means residents who are required to have flood insurance will receive a 20% discount on their premiums, beginning April 1, 2022. Minot had previously held a Class 8 rating, which provided a 10% discount. Any new policies on or after April 1, 2022, are eligible for the Class 6 discount. Any existing policies on that date will see the change when the policy is renewed. Other than Grand Forks and Fargo, which are Class 5 communities, Minot will be the next lowest at Class 6. Ward County is at a Class 7.
 
Under the Community Rating System, communities earn points for accomplishing various activities, such as public outreach, flood plain property acquisitions, and preserving open space in a flood plain. The points translate to a classification, which can lead to discounts on flood insurance premiums.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger reported today that North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases for the second quarter of 2021 are up 21.2% compared to the same timeframe in 2020. Taxable sales and purchases for April, May, and June of 2021 were $5.28 billion.
 
“As we remember, the state was greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in the second quarter of 2020,” Rauschenberger said. “The increases we are now seeing a year later show positive economic growth as the economy stabilizes. I am cautiously optimistic that the economy will continue to grow, despite the statewide drought and continuing impacts of the pandemic.”
 
Thirteen of the 15 major sectors reported taxable sales and purchases increases when compared to the second quarter last year. Most notably, the Accommodation and Food Services sector increased by $130.7 million (a 41.6% increase) and the Retail sector increased by $226.6 million (a 12.3% increase).
 
“This quarter’s report shows that as pre-pandemic activity returns, taxable sales are rebounding to more normal levels,” stated Rauschenberger. “The growth across most of the sectors, especially the Retail sector, reflects the soundness of North Dakota’s economy and the positive direction our economy is moving toward.”
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The developer of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park will keep its construction permit active, even after it has faced delays and received two extensions. North Dakota environmental officials have determined Meridian Energy Group has made enough progress on the $1 billion project this summer to keep the permit active. Meridian cited several reasons for the delays, including lawsuits filed by environmental groups over the permitting process, as well as the coronavirus pandemic, which led to a downturn in the oil industry last year. Meridian first proposed the refinery just 3 miles from the park in 2016, with the goal of having it operating by next year.
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BISMARCK, ND – Another drop today in the number of active COVID-19 cases in North Dakota. Information from the Department of Health list 2,712 active, down 103 from yesterday. Of those active 877 are under 20, 894 are 20-39, 553 are 40-59, and 388 are 60+. Today’s daily positive rate is 8.48%. Health officials report 373 new positives with 434 recovered. Hospitalizations are down 9 to 100, with 15 of those in ICU. There were three deaths reported among those with COVID-19 (1576). Breakthrough numbers (fully vaccinated) include 78 new positives today (2862), seven hospitalizations (163), and no deaths (22).
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – TUESDAY – 091421 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, ND – A 57-year old man has died in a single vehicle accident. The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports that the accident happened around 6:30 PM on Sunday about 15 miles northeast of Bottineau. Troopers say the vehicle left the gravel road and struck a tree in a ravine. The driver was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, ND – A two-vehicle crash in Max resulted in two people injured. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident occurred one mile north of Max around 1 PM on Sunday. 54-year old William Lone Fight of New Town was turning onto Highway 83 when he failed to yield and was struck by a pickup driven by 18-year old Jacob Waltz of Belgrade, MN. Lone Fight and a passenger, 82-year old Edward Lone Fight of New Town, were injured in the crash and transported to the hospital in Minot. William Lone Fight was cited for driving without a license and failing to yield at an intersection. Waltz and a passenger, 19-year old Ridge Stratton of Surrey, were not injured.
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BISMARCK, ND – An Alexander man was seriously injured in an ATV accident. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 9 PM on Sunday one mile east of Alexander. 32-year old Nathan Rippy lost control of the ATV he was driving and it entered the ditch and rolled. Rippy was ejected. He was taken to the McKenzie County Hospital, then transported to Trinity Hospital in Minot with serious injuries. Rippy was charged with DUI.
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PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say a man walking in the middle of a northwestern North Dakota highway before sunrise was seriously injured after he was struck by two vehicles. The Highway Patrol says the crash happened about 5:30 a.m. Monday on state Highway 23, about 3 miles northeast of Parshall. A 49-year-old man from Parshall, was wearing dark clothing in an area that was not illuminated by streetlights. The patrol says the man was struck first by the left mirror of a Ford pickup driven by a 60-year old Granville man, which knocked him down. He was then run over by a Nissan Murano driven by a 58-year old Minot man. The pedestrian was taken by ambulance to a Minot hospital with serious injuries. His condition is not known. The patrol says the drivers of the two vehicles were not injured. The accident remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, ND – A Belcourt man died in a head-on vehicle collision. The accident happened around 8 AM on Monday 1 1/2 miles east of Rolla, according to the Highway Patrol. The 44-year old man was driving a minivan and tried to pass a vehicle stopped to make a turn while yielding to an oncoming vehicle. The minivan and oncoming vehicle collided and wound up in the ditch. The driver of the minivan suffered fatal injuries. Three passengers were seriously injured including a 38-year old woman, a 7-year old girl, and a 13-year old boy, all from Belcourt. The driver of the oncoming vehicle, 22-year old Charles Vondal, Jr. of Rolla, was also seriously injured. Troopers say all occupants needed to extricated due to the severe damage. The crash remains under investigation.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A three-day symposium in Bismarck to discuss the history and revitalization of the American bison has been postponed due to the coronavirus. The Dakota Bison Symposium had been scheduled Thursday through Saturday. Organizers say many of the national speakers have recently decided against traveling to North Dakota, where researchers say one in every 253 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week. Bismarck State College and its partners decided against a virtual format and rescheduled the event for next spring. The North Dakota Department of Health Monday confirmed 180 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 2,815 active cases throughout the state.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/14/21

K-HEART SPORTS – TUESDAY – 091421 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – There is a new No. 1 in the Class 11A Football Poll this week. The polls are voted on by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association.
 
Class 11AA Football Poll
Team (1st Place Votes)       Record    Points    Last Week
 
1. Bismarck Century (14)      3-0           70           1
2. West Fargo Sheyenne      3-0           56           2
3. Fargo Shanley                   2-1           42           3
4. Fargo Davies                     2-1           25          NR
5. West Fargo                       1-2             8           5
 
Others receiving votes: Minot High (1-2), Bismarck High (1-2), Bismarck Legacy (1-2), Mandan (1-2)
 
 
Class 11A Football Poll

Team (1st Place Votes)       Record    Points    Last Week

1. Jamestown (14)                 3-0          70          2
2. Bismarck St. Mary’s           2-1          56          1
T3. Devils Lake                       2-1         26          5
T3. Fargo North                      2-1          26          3
5. Dickinson                           1-2          19          NR

 
Others receiving votes: Wahpeton (2-1), Fargo South (1-2)
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MINOT, ND – Monday scoreboard.
 
High School Boys Tennis
Bismarck Legacy 5, Bismarck Century 4
 
High School Girls Volleyball
Class B
 
Drake-Anamoose def. Four Winds-Minnewauken, 23-23, 25-15, 25-19
Powers Lake def. Alexander, 25-13, 25-12, 25-22
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TWINS-YANKEES
 
NEW YORK (AP) – Gary Sánchez lined a winning single in the 10th inning, and the New York Yankees overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5. Aaron Judge hit a tying three-run homer off Alex Colomé with two outs in the eighth inning. New York won for just the fourth time in 16 games following a 13-game winning streak. It New York won for just the fourth time in 16 games following a 13-game winning streak and moved one percentage point ahead of Boston for the second AL wild-card berth. Gleyber Torres lost his shortstop job and was moved to second.
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NFL-RAVENS/RAIDERS

LAS VEGAS (AP) – The Las Vegas Raiders were winners in their first home game with fans in the stands. Derek Carr fired a 31-yard TD pass to Zay Jones in overtime to give the Raiders a 33-27 triumph over the Ravens in the NFL season opener for both teams. Carr’s second TD pass of the game came after Carl Nassib’s strip sack of Lamar Jackson at the Ravens 27. Carr threw an interception after driving to the Baltimore 1 on the opening possession of overtime. The Raiders later made another blunder with a delay of game before a field goal try, but coach Jon Gruden put his offense back on the field and watched Vegas score the go-ahead touchdown. The Raiders trailed 14-0 early, ending a 98-game, regular-season win streak for the Ravens when leading by at least 14 points dating to 2004. Carr was 34 of 56 for 435 yards. Jackson carried 12 times for 86 yards and completed 19 of his 30 passes for 235 yards and a TD.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Toronto Blue Jays will own no worse than a share of the first AL wild card at the end of the night following a lopsided win over the AL East leaders. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belted his Major League-leading 45th home run and Alek Manoah set a career high by pitching eight shutout innings in the Blue Jays’ 8-1 trouncing of the Rays. Manoah allowed just one hit, walked none and struck out 10 in winning for the first time since August 11. Teoscar Hernandez had his first career five-hit game to help the Jays improve to 12-1 this month. Bo Bichette smacked his 24th homer of the season in the rout. Tampa Bay lost for the fourth time in five games and is 5-7 this month after going 21-6 in August.

 
Checking out the rest of Monday’s Major League action:
 
– The Yankees stormed back from a five-run deficit to win for just the fourth time in 16 games, 6-5 over the Twins. Gary Sanchez lined a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th, two innings after Aaron Judge tied it with a three-run homer. Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sano slammed two-run homers in the first inning for Minnesota.
 
– The Mariners earned a 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Mitch Haniger’s three-run homer in the seventh inning following a two-out error by first baseman Kyle Schwarber. Haniger went 4 for 4 and homered for the third straight game as Seattle moved within two games of an AL playoff berth. Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers hit back-to-back homers for the Red Sox, who fell into a tie with the Yankees for the second AL wild card.
 
– The Astros put together a 15-1 laugher against the Rangers as Jose Siri homered twice and added a two-run single in his first big league start. Siri finished 4 for 5 with five RBIs while scoring three times for the AL West leaders, who lead the Mariners by 6 1/2 games. Yordan Alvarez hit a pair of 400-foot homers and Alex Bregman added a two-run homer for Houston, which also received two-run doubles from Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve.
 
– The Giants became the first Major League team to wrap up a playoff berth by earning their eighth straight win, 9-1 over the San Diego Padres on Monday. Tommy La Stella connected on the fourth pitch from Padres starter Yu Darvish and Evan Longoria followed with a three-run shot five batters later. Mike Yastrzemski and Brandon Belt also went deep as San Francisco secured a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2016.
 
– The Giants’ lead in the NL West remains 2 1/2 games after the second-place Dodgers wrapped up their seventh consecutive home win, 5-1 versus the Diamondbacks. Clayton Kershaw made his first start since July 3, scattering four hits and fanning five over 4 1/3 innings after missing 57 games with elbow inflammation. Justin Turner supplied a two-run double and a solo homer to highlight the Dodgers’ attack.
 
– Adam Wainwright tossed six innings and won his fifth straight start as the Cardinals whipped the Mets, 7-0. The 40-year-old Wainwright has 16 wins this season and is 9-2 with a 2.02 ERA in his last 12 starts, a span in which he’s gone at least six innings every time. Paul Goldschmidt homered and finished with two RBIs for the Cardinals, who entered Monday one game of a wild-card berth.
 
– The Marlins earned a 3-0 shutout of the Nationals as Sandy Alcantara allowed one hit over eight innings. Alcantara had a no-hitter until Josh Bell lined a two-out single in the seventh. Jesus Sanchez had a first-inning RBI single and Alex Jackson doubled home two runs in the ninth.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Red Sox have activated reliever Hirokazu Sawamura from the COVID-19 injured list and returned left-handed pitcher Austin Davis from the paternity list. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said there could be more players coming off the COVID-19 injured list in the coming days. Left-hander Martin Perez is expected to be activated on Tuesday, and Cora is holding out hope that left-handed starter Chris Sale could return this weekend against Baltimore.

 
In other Major League news:
 
– The Yankees have moved Gleyber Torres to second base following a few shaky games with the glove at shortstop recently. Torres has made 18 errors while starting 104 games at short this season.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOUTHERN CAL-HELTON

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clay Helton’s tenure as head football coach of Southern Cal is over. Helton has been dismissed just two games into his seventh season at the helm. The move follows Saturday’s 42-28 home loss to Stanford that dropped the Trojans out of the AP Top 25. Helton went 46-24 during his improbable tenure in charge of the longtime West Coast college football powerhouse. He was 19-14 since the 2017 season as public criticism mounted against him. Trojans’ cornerbacks coach and associate head coach Donte Williams is taking over as head coach. Williams is the first Black head coach in USC football history.

 
Also in college football:
 
– Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday that the news on preseason All-America linebacker Will Anderson Jr. was “very encouraging” two days after he went down with a right knee injury against Mercer. Cornerbacks Josh Jobe and Jalyn Armour-Davis both missed that game with undisclosed injuries.
 
– Florida backup quarterback Anthony Richardson is expected to practice this week while recovering from a strained right hamstring. Richardson has been a dynamic presence while sharing the QB position with inconsistent starter Emory Jones.
 
– Oregon freshman linebacker Justin Flowe is out indefinitely with a right foot injury. Flowe made an immediate impact for the Ducks in his first game this season, providing 14 tackles and a forced fumble in a rout of Fresno State.
 
– Texas A&M quarterback Haynes King is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair his broken right leg. King suffered the injury early in the seventh-ranked Aggies’ 10-7 win at Colorado over the weekend. Zach Calzada becomes the team’s starter this week when Texas A&M hosts New Mexico.
 
– Purdue running back Zander Horvath will miss four to eight weeks with a broken fibula. Horvath was expected to be a key for the Boilermakers after leading the team in rushing with 442 yards on 89 carries and earning third-team all-Big Ten honors last season.
 
– Boston College quarterback Phil Jurkovec underwent surgery for a hand injury that knocked him out of Saturday’s game against UMass. The school says Jurkovec could miss the season.
 
– LSU coach Ed Orgeron says running back John Emery Jr. is expected to miss the remainder of the season for academic reasons. Emery rushed for 378 yards and three touchdowns in nine games as a sophomore in 2020.
 
– The Southeastern Conference has fined Arkansas $100,000 after Razorbacks fans rushed the field following Saturday’s 40-21 win over Texas. The fans violated the league’s access to competition area policy that was adopted in 2004.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Taylor Heinicke will be the Washington Football Team’s starting quarterback for the foreseeable future. WFT has placed Ryan Fitzpatrick on injured reserve with a hip injury suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. Heinecke replaced Fitzpatrick in the second quarter and rallied Washington to the lead before Los Angeles came back to win. Chad Allen will remain a backup. Head coach Ron Rivera does not plan on bringing in a veteran QB any time soon.

 
Elsewhere in the NFL:
 
– Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah is out for the season after suffering an Achilles tendon injury during Sunday’s loss to San Francisco. The third pick in the 2020 draft was limited to nine games last year because of injuries.
 
– The Titans are moving onto yet another kicker, waiving Michael Badgley a day after he missed an extra point and a 46-yard field goal in their season-opening loss. Tennessee signed Badgley to the practice squad only on Friday when Sam Ficken went on the injury report with a right groin issue. Ficken went on injured reserve Saturday.
 
– The Cowboys have activated right guard Zack Martin off the COVID-19 reserve list. Gregory went on the COVID-19 list four days after playing in the opener, a 31-29 loss to Tampa Bay. Dallas started the week without defensive end Randy Gregory because of the health and safety protocols.
 
– Browns starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. may have avoided a serious ankle injury in Sunday’s loss at Kansas City. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide a specific timeline on Wills’ return, but said he’s day to day.
 
– Former San Francisco and New Orleans linebacker Parys Haralson has died at 37. The 49ers announced Haralson’s death on Monday. No details were provided.
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NHL-BLUE JACKETS COACH

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Columbus Blue Jackets have replaced assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre for declining to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. The Jackets have promoted Steve McCarthy to replace Lefebvre on head coach Brad Larsen’s staff. NHL coaches and other team staff who closely interact with players are required to be fully vaccinated.

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GOLF-PGA TOUR-ROOKIE AWARD

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Will Zalatoris is the PGA Tour rookie of the year. Zalatoris is the first player in 20 years to win the award without being a full PGA Tour member. His break came with a sixth-place finish at the U.S. Open, which became part of this season when the event was moved to September. Zalatoris’ performance there earned him special temporary membership. His eight top-10 finishes included a runner-up at the Masters.

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TENNIS-RANKINGS

NEW YORK (AP) – Emma Raducanu’s qualifier-to-champion run at the U.S. Open has vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23. The 18-year-old from Britain began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching Wimbledon’s fourth round in her Grand Slam debut and arrived at Flushing Meadows at 150th. Then Raducanu won all 20 sets she played across 10 victories in qualifying and the main draw of the Open. U.S. Open runner-up Leylah Fernandez of Canada also made a big jump in Monday’s rankings, from 73rd to a career-best 28th.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/13/21

KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 091321 – 1200
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The Grand Forks Police Department has issued a warning about a powerful illegal opiate making the rounds locally. Officers said they responded to numerous narcotics-related drug overdoses Saturday evening, including a death. Police say illegal drug users ingested what they believed to be heroin and began overdosing. Immediate medical intervention was needed to revive them. According to police, the substances were in fact a more dangerous and powerful opiate that caused the overdoses. The person who died was not immediately identified. The Grand Forks Police Department and Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force are investigating to determine the source of the narcotics.
 
During the first seven months of 2021 police recorded 37 suspected overdoes and three opioid overdose deaths. Police and firefighters have administered naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose 27 times this year.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Officials say a planned reduction in releases out of Garrison Dam could lower Missouri River water levels by as much 2 feet in coming weeks. The Bismarck Tribune reports the drop will affect private boat docks and marinas along the river and likely call into service public low water boat ramps that have been unused for more than a decade.
 
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to slow releases over the next several weeks. The agency says the 2-foot drop along the Missouri River is a level that will hold until the river ices over. The Corps says the reduced releases are not uncommon is dry years. The immediate effect could be a loss of access to the river for some people, especially pontoon owners.
 
Garrison Project Operations Manager Todd Lindquist said a number of low water ramps were installed during the drought of the early 2000s. Officials are coordinating with concessionaires and leases for access to those ramps.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota agriculture officials have confirmed a second case of cattle anthrax in Kidder County. The case was confirmed by the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory on Friday, according to the state Agriculture Department. The first case was reported in August.
 
Officials say producers in the county and surrounding areas should check with their veterinarians to see if they should start vaccinating their cattle for anthrax. The disease is caused by bacterial spores that can lie dormant in the ground for decades and become active under ideal conditions, such as drought. Anthrax vaccines are readily available, but it takes about a week to establish immunity, and the vaccine must be administered annually.
 
Two cases of anthrax were reported in North Dakota in 2020. In 2005, more than 500 confirmed animal deaths from anthrax were reported with total livestock losses estimated at more than 1,000.
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BISMARCK, ND – Weekend COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health include 895 new positives combined from Saturday, Sunday, and Monday’s reports. A combined 1,183 new recoveries are listed. Active cases dropped by 278 since Friday to 2,815 today. Cass County tallied 527 of those active cases, while Burleigh had 517, Grand Forks has 235, and Ward with 191.
 
Hospitalizations are down five since Friday to 109, with 17 of those in ICU. There were two deaths over the weekend among those who tested positive for the virus. Breakthrough numbers (those of the fully vaccinated) include 193 new positives since Friday (2784), five hospitalizations (156), and no deaths (22). The percentage of who were infected after being fully vaccinated is 0.849%.
 
 
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KHRT NEWS – MONDAY – 091321 – 0700
 
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say a 26-year-old man shot and killed a woman after an apparent argument inside a Grand Forks residence. Police said officers were responding to a call of a suspicious person about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when they heard a gunshot inside the residence on the north side of the city. Police say woman came out of the residence and fell to the ground. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The suspect left the residence on his own and was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, felon in possession of a firearm and theft of property. A handgun was recovered at the scene. Authorities are investigating the relationship between the victim and suspect. They believe the two knew each other.
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MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) – Moorhead police say the are investigating shooting death as a homicide. Police said they responded to calls of gunshots about 8 p.m. Friday on the south side of the city. When officers arrived, a bystander was treating an adult victim. Emergency responders conducted medical care but resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. No arrests have been made in the case. The name of the victim has not been released.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Authorities say one person was injured in an explosion during a fireworks display in southeast Bismarck. It created a dense cloud of black smoke that could be seen throughout the city. Bismarck Rural Fire Chief Dustin Theurer says fireworks or an explosive ordnance was the “likely” cause of Saturday’s explosion. Authorities didn’t immediately offer other details on what happened or where exactly the incident occurred, saying the investigation was ongoing. The Bismarck Tribune reports that one person was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.
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BISMARCK, ND – Sunday’s COVID-19 numbers from the North Dakota Department of Health lists a daily positive rate of 5.53%. There were 210 new positives and 458 new recoveries. Active cases drop to 2,914. There are 105 hospitalized with the virus, 17 of those in ICU.
 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/13/21

K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 091321 – 1600
 
UNDATED – The North Dakota State Bison hold on to the No. 5 spot in the STATS Performance FCS Top 25 poll this week following a 64-0 route of Valparaiso at the Fargo Dome on Saturday. Meanwhile, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks drop two sports to No. 11 after they lost to FBS opponent, Utah State 48-24 on Friday. Sam Houston State remains No. 1 this week, followed by South Dakota State, James Madison and Montana.
 
After winning the first two games of the season on home turf, NDSU hits the road for the first time this season as they travel to Maryland on Saturday to face Towson University at 5 PM Central Time. North Dakota has split their first two games on the road and look forward to their home opener on Saturday at 4 PM hosting Drake University at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.
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SABRE DOGS-HEAD COACH
 
MINOT, ND – The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs have secured their head coach for the summer of 2022. Michael Keeran is the current head coach of the Bismarck State College Mystics. The Mystics went 29-10 and won the MonDak conference championship and tournament. BCS was the Region 13 runner-up, and finished ranked in the top 25 in one poll. Alex Miklos was the head coach of the Sabre Dogs this past summer leading Souris Valley to their first ever Expedition League Championship.
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TWINS-YANKEES

 
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Minnesota Twins are in New York today playing a make-up game against the Yankees. The game was postpone on August 22nd due to the landfall of Tropical Storm Henri.
 
Twins starter John Gant lasted just 12 pitches, leaving after straining his lower abdomen. A 29-year-old right-hander retired DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner on ground-outs starting the bottom of the first and walked Aaron Judge on four pitches. Manager Rocco Baldelli and head athletic trainer Michael Salazar went to the mound, spoke briefly and Gant was removed. Gant is 1-3 with a 3.76 ERA in five starts and seven relief appearances.
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TWINS-FLIGHT
 
NEW YORK (AP) – The Minnesota Twins’ charter flight had mechanical problems, forcing the team to change planes. Manager Rocco Baldelli said the Twins arrived at their hotel in New York at about 1:30 AM today. Baldelli said the team originally was scheduled to arrive at 9:45 PM Sunday following a 5-3 home loss to Kansas City. It will be a quick turnaround for the Twins who head back home for a day-night doubleheader tomorrow against Cleveland starting at 2:10 p.m. Central. After a Wednesday night game, the Twins have a day off Thursday before starting a series at Toronto.
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VIKINGS-ZIMMER
 
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has not lost faith in his team after a season opening overtime loss in Cincinnati on Sunday. Zimmer said in his press conference today that he thinks that Minnesota has a chance to have a really good team, even though they didn’t show it on Sunday. Zimmer noted that there are lot of things to correct and they have to play smarter, but he thinks they can be good, now it’s time to go out and show it. Minnesota will get that chance on Sunday against the Cardinals in Arizona.
 
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K-HEART SPORTS – MONDAY – 091321 – 0700
 
CINCINNATI (AP) – The Minnesota Vikings overcame a sloppy start to come back and tie the game. Greg Joseph kicked a career-long 53-yard field goal to force overtime for Minnesota. Then a huge mistake by their star running back doomed their chances in overtime. Dalvin Cook’s fumble was recovered by Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt to set up the game-winning score, a 33-yard field goal by Evan McPherson to push the Cincinnati Bengals to a 27-24 win. The game-winning kick was set up by a gutsy call. On fourth-and-inches for the Bengals from their 48, Burrow rolled out and hit tight end C.J. Uzomah in stride on a crossing pattern for a 32-yard gain and get within range for McPherson. It was a tough setback after Minnesota had battled back from a 21-7 second-half deficit despite a raft of penalties. The Vikings committed 12 penalties for 116 yards. There was plenty of blame to go around. The Vikings will try to rebound next week at Arizona.
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PACKERS-SAINTS
 
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jamies Winston passed for five touchdowns, New Orleans intercepted reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers twice, and the Saints kicked off the post-Drew Brees era with a strikingly dominant opening 38-3 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The game was originally scheduled for the Superdome but was moved while the New Orleans area continues cleanup from Hurricane Ida. Winston was 14 of 20 for 148 yards without an interception and the Saints rushed for 171 yards. Two of Winstons’s TDs went to tight end Juwan Johnson. Winston also threw deep to Deonte Harris for a 55-yard TD.
 
Aaron Rodgers has rarely had an NFL performance like this. It was nearly a new Sunshine State low for a quarterback with plenty of Florida woes. The league’s reigning MVP completed 15 of 28 passes for 133 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 38-3 drubbing to hurricane-displaced New Orleans on Sunday. He spent the final 11 minutes on the sideline, having given way to second-year pro Jordan Love. Rodgers mostly sat on the bench and chatted with teammates. The Saints looked like geniuses for choosing to play in Florida, where Rodgers has been less than stellar over his 17-year NFL career. This one, though, made the others look good.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kyle Isbel drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the eighth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3. Adalberto Mondesi homered for the Royals and Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles. A quartet of relievers combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Jake Brentz struck out two in the seventh, Josh Staumont worked out of a jam in the eighth and Scott Barlow finished for his 12th save. Byron Buxton had two of Minnesota’s six hits.
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LYNX-FEVER
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Napheesa Collier had 22 points, six rebounds, seven assists and a career-high tying four steals to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 90-80. The Lynx, who play at Indiana on Friday before their regular-season finale at Washington on Sunday, moved into a third-place tie with the defending champion Seattle Storm – one game ahead of Phoenix. The top four teams earn a first-round bye in the playoffs. Kelsey Mitchell led Indiana (6-23) with 25 points and McCowan scored 17. Tiffany Mitchell, Victoria Vivians and Lindsay Allen added 10 points apiece.
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NFL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have begun their NFL schedule the way they ended the previous season, with a loss in Kansas City. Patrick Mahomes threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score as the Chiefs held off the Browns, 33-29 in a rematch of last season’s playoff showdown. Tyreek Hill caught 11 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown. Travis Kelce hauled in a pair of TD catches, including the go-ahead score with 7:02 remaining as the Chiefs finished off their rally from a 22-10 halftime deficit. Baker Mayfield threw for 321 yards, but he was picked off by Chiefs cornerback Mike Hughes with 1:09 left. The Browns are 1-21 in season openers since the rebirth of the franchise in 1999, including an NFL-record 17 in a row.

 
Checking out the other games on the first Sunday of the NFL season:
 
– Jameis Winston passed for five touchdowns and the Saints intercepted reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers twice in a 38-3 pounding of the Packers in Jacksonville. Winston was 14 of 20 for 148 yards without an interception while outplaying Rodgers, who was just 15 of 28 for 133 yards and no touchdowns. He spent the final 11 minutes on the sideline, having given way to second-year pro Jordan Love.
 
– Matthew Stafford made a nice first impression with the Rams by throwing for 321 yards and three touchdowns in their 34-14 thumping of the Bears. Stafford found Van Jefferson for a 67-yard touchdown on his second pass, hit a wide-open Cooper Kupp for a 56-yard TD to open the third quarter and found Robert Woods for a clinching score with 3:17 to play. Andy Dalton passed for 206 yards in his Bears debut, and rookie quarterback Justin Fields rushed for a 3-yard score.
 
– The Steelers scored on their first four possession of the second half to rally past the Bills, 23-16. Ben Roethlisberger put Pittsburgh ahead for good by lobbing a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dionte Johnson in the left corner of the end zone early in the fourth quarter. Ulysees Gilbert returned a blocked punt 9 yards for a touchdown for Pittsburgh, which trailed 10-0 at halftime.
 
– Dre Greenlaw returned an interception for a touchdown while the 49ers were scoring 17 points in just over two minutes late in the first half of a 41-33 downing of the Lions. Jimmy Garoppolo lost a fumble on his first snap but was 17 of 25 for 314 yards, including a 79-yard touchdown pass to Deebo Samuel that gave San Francisco a 38-10 lead before the Lions stormed back. Jared Goff was 38 of 57 for 338 yeards, three touchdowns and a costly interception in his Detroit debut.
 
– Tua Tagovailoa threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Jaylen Waddle in the third quarter to help the Dolphins earn their second straight win over the Patriots, 17-16. Tagovailoa also ran for a touchdown and was 16 of 27 for 202 yards, a touchdown and one interception. Xavien Howard recovered a fumble with New England driving in the fourth.
 
– Jalen Hurts threw the first of his three touchdown passes to reigning Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith before the Eagles completed a 32-6 dismantling of the Falcons. Hurts ran for 62 yards on five carries and completed 27 of 35 passes for 264 yards while eluding Atlanta defenders. Fifth-round pick Kenneth Gainwell, scored his first TD as a pro with an 8-yard run late in the third quarter to essentially seal the victory.
 
– Russell Wilson threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first half of the Seahawks’ 28-16 victory at Indianapolis. Seattle scored on its first two drives as Wilson hooked up with Tyler Lockett on a 23-yard TD pass to make it 7-3 and found Gerald Everett for a 9-yard score to give Seattle a 14-3 lead. Carson Wentz was 25 of 38 with 251 yards and two scores in his Colts debut.
 
– Kyler Murray accounted for five touchdowns and linebacker Chandler Jones had a career-high five sacks for the Cardinals in a 38-13 rout of the Titans. Murray tormented the Titans throwing for 289 yards with two TD passes apiece to All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk. Murray also scored untouched on a two-yard keeper to put Arizona ahead, 24-6 in the first half.
 
– The Bengals wasted a 21-7 lead in the second half before Evan McPherson kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to give Cincinnati a 27-24 triumph over the Vikings. Germaine Pratt recovered Dalvin Cook’s fumble to set up the winning drive for Cincinnati. Joe Burrow threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns in his return after major knee surgery nine months ago.
 
– The Texans opened with a 37-21 win over the Jaguars as Tyrod Taylor threw for 291 yards and two touchdowns. First overall pick Trevor Lawrence showed flashes while starting his first NFL game, passing for 332 yards and three touchdowns. Lawrence also tossed three interceptions, often overthrew open receivers and was the victim of several drops.
 
– Justin Herbert threw for 337 yards and a touchdown in helping the Chargers lock down a 20-16 win at Washington. Herbert led scoring drives of 75, 76 and 68 yards, putting Los Angeles ahead to stay on a scoring toss to Mike Williams. Washington lost veteran starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a right hip injury midway through the second quarter of his Washington debut.
 
– The Panthers earned a 19-14 win over the Jets behind Sam Darnold, who threw for 279 yards and a touchdown against his ex team. Darnold connected on a 57-yard touchdown pass with fellow ex-Jet Robby Anderson and took full advantage of a healthy Christian McCaffrey, who piled up 187 yards from scrimmage on 30 touches. Jets quarterback and second overall pick Zach Wilson was 20 of 37 for 258 yards with two touchdown passes to Corey Davis in his first career start.
 
– Teddy Bridgewater threw two touchdowns in his first start for Denver and the Broncos dominated possession in a 27-13 defeat of the Giants. Bridgewater completed 28 of 36 passes for 264 yards, sharing the ball with nine receivers. Melvin Gordon III added a late 70-yard TD run and Brandon McManus kicked two field goals for Denver.
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TENNIS-US OPEN

NEW YORK (AP) – Rod Laver remains the last male to capture a calendar Grand Slam. Novak Djokovic was thwarted in his bid for a calendar slam, falling in straight sets to Daniil Medvedev, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the U.S. Open final. It’s the first major championship for Medvedev, who reached the 2019 final before falling. Djokovic dropped the opening set for the fifth straight time. Unlike the other four matches, he never got going in his quest for a record 21st Grand Slam title. Medvedev won 20 of his first 23 service points and finished with 16 aces along with 38 winners. Djokovic made 38 unforced errors and converted just one of his six break points. The last man to complete a true Grand Slam by going 4 for 4 at the majors in a single season remains Rod Laver, who did it in 1962 and 1969.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The first-place San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers continue to be separated by 2 1/2 games in the National League West. The Giants picked up their seventh consecutive win as Wilmer Flores homered and drove in three runs in their 6-5 decision over the Cubs. Kris Bryant scored two against his former team as San Francisco improved to a Major League-best 93-50. Jake McGee gave up a one-out double to pinch hitter Patrick Wisdom before Frank Schwindel and Ian Happ grounded to first to end the game.

 
In Los Angeles, Max Scherzer carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and recorded his 3,000th career strikeout as the Dodgers clobbered the Padres, 8-0. Scherzer retired his first 22 batters before Eric Hosmer doubled to deep right. The Dodgers’ ace is the 19th pitcher in major league history to fan 3,000. Corey Seager and Mookie Betts hit solo homers, and Justin Turner added a three-run blast in the seventh. The Padres finished without Blake Snell, who left after 11 pitches with a left adductor injury.
 
Also around the Majors on Sunday:
 
– Atlanta and Miami were tied 3-3 until Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman belted solo homers in the seventh inning of the Braves’ 5-3 win over the Marlins. Eddie Rosario also went deep and Will Smith put the tying run on base in the ninth before posting his 32nd save. The NL East-leading Braves took the rubber match of the three-game set to move 4 1/2 games ahead of the Phillies.
 
– Philadelphia absorbed a 5-4 loss to the Rockies as Garrett Hampson homered twice and knocked in all five Colorado runs. Hampson belted a three-run shot and broke a 3-3 deadlock with a two-run blast in the seventh to help the Rockies beat the Phils for the third time in four days. Bryce Harper hit his 32nd homer of the season for the Phillies, while J.T. Realmuto furnished three hits and two runs.
 
– Francisco Lindor’s third home run of the night broke a 6-6 tie in the eighth inning and gave the Mets the rubber match of their three-game set with the Yankees, 7-6. Lindor launched a three-run homer and a pair of solos shots to help the Mets stay five games behind the NL East-leading Braves. Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton homered for the Yankees, who have dropped eight of nine to fall one game behind Boston and Toronto for the two AL wild-card slots.
 
– Kolten Wong and Avisail Garcia each homered twice as the Brewers crushed the Indians, 11-1 to complete a three-game sweep. Eric Lauer carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning, hours after Corbin Burnes and Josh Hader combined to no-hit Cleveland. Manny Pina also homered for Milwaukee, which can wrap up the NL Central title sometime this week.
 
– Nolan Arenado homered for the second game in a row and five pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout to help the Cardinals down the Reds, 2-0. Arenado hit a two-run homer in the first off Sonny Gray, who then retired the next 14 hitters. Winning pitcher J.A. Happ allowed two hits over 5 1/3 innings as St. Louis moved one game behind the Padres and Reds for the second NL wild card.
 
– Robbie Grossman drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to complete the Tigers’ 8-7 win over the Rays. Jeimer Candelario’s second homer of the day was a two-run shot that tied the game in the 10th after the Rays took a 7-5 lead in the top of the inning. Yandy Diaz doubled twice and drove in three runs for Tampa Bay who lost a series for the first time since mid-August.
 
– The White Sox pulled out a 2-1 win over the Red Sox on Leury Garcia’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Chicago took a 1-0 lead and a three-hit shutout into the ninth before Alex Verdugo hit a sacrifice fly with the bases loaded off Craig Kimbrel. The outcome gives the White Sox a magic number of no more than nine to win the AL Central and keeps the Red Sox nine games behind the AL East-leading Rays.
 
– Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Teoscar Hernandez each hit a grand slam while the Blue Jays were scoring 22 runs over the first six innings of a 22-7 thrashing of the Orioles. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. slugged his 44th homer to tie Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani for the major league lead. Jake Lamb also homered during a 10-run third inning for the Blue Jays, who took three of the four in the series.
 
– Lance McCullers Jr and Kyle Tucker carried the Astros to a 3-1 win over the Angels. McCullers was reached for just one run and three hits with seven strikeouts over six innings. Tucker drilled a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to break a 1-1 tie.
 
– The Rangers put another dent in Oakland’s playoff hopes by defeating the Athletics, 4-3. Isiah Kiner-Falefa had three hits and two RBIs to help Taylor Hearn win his fourth straight start.
 
– The A’s, the Mariners damaged their postseason chances with a 5-4 setback against the Diamondbacks. Ketel Marte homered and Tyler Gilbert allowed two hits – both homers – over 5 1/3 innings.
 
– Kyle Isbel singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning before the Royals finished off a 5-3 win over the Twins. Adalberto Mondesi homered for Kansas City and teammate Whit Merrifield had three hits, including a pair of doubles.
 
– Patrick Corbin worked seven innings and Lane Thomas slammed a three-run homer as the Nationals topped the Pirates, 6-2 to avoid a three-game sweep. Corbin gave up two runs on four hits to improve to 3-0 versus Pittsburgh since joining Washington in 2019.
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PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

ST. LOUIS (AP) – David Toms beat Dicky Pride with a par on the first playoff hole to capture the PGA Tour Champions’ inaugural Ascension Charity Classic. The 54-year-old Toms scrambled for par on the 18th in regulation after driving left into a fairway bunker. He shot a 5-under 66 to finish at 10-under 203 on Norwood Hills’ West Course.

 
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/12/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 091221 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Saturday scoreboard.
 
High School Boys Cross Country
 
Bismarck Anderson-Stavn Invite
 
1. Williston, 60
2. Bismarck High, 82
3. Fargo Davies, 94
4. West Fargo Sheyenne, 137
5. Dickinson, 139
6. Bismarck Century, 165
7. Bismarck Legacy, 169
8. Grand Forks Central, 188
9. Bowman County, 280
10. West Fargo, 283
11. Minot, 297
12. Mandan, 299
13. Fargo Shanley, 324
14. New Town, 368
15. Watford City, 431
16. South Prairie-Max, 474
17. Standing Rock, 523
18. Bishop Ryan, 550
 
Individual winner: Aiden Johnson of West Fargo Sheyenne, 15:45
 
High School Girls Cross Country
 
Bismarck Anderson-Stavn Invite
 
1. Bismarck High, 64
2. Williston, 65
3. Fargo Davies, 104
4. West Fargo, 110
5. Minot, 164
6. Bismarck Legacy, 191
7. Grand Forks Central, 194
8. Fargo Shanley, 214
9. Dickinson, 306
10. Mandan, 315
11. Bismarck Century, 322
12. West Fargo Sheyenne, 337
13. Bowman County, 389
14. Watford City, 393
15. South Prairie-Max, 449
16. New Town, 453
 
Individual winner: Eleni Lovgren of Williston, 18:36
 
High School Football
 
Class 11A
Devils Lake 20, Grand Forks Red River 17
 
Class 9B
St. John 36, T-G-U 28
 
 
High School Boys Soccer
 
Minot 3, Bismarck Century 2
Bismarck High 4, Williston 1
Dickinson 1, Mandan 1
Jamestown 3, Legacy 1
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
Capital City Invite
 
1. Minot, 468.5
2. Bismarck Century, 366
3. Dickinson, 239
4. Bismarck Legacy, 188
5. Fargo Davies, 181.5
6. Jamestown, 181
7. Williston, 169
8. West Fargo, 137
9. Mandan, 132
10. Fargo Shanley, 124
11. Bismarck High, 78
12. West Fargo Horace, 61
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
West Fargo Sheyenne Invite
 
No. 1 singles winner: Logan Sandberg, Grand Forks Central
No. 2 singles winner: Anthony Janes, Bismarck Legacy
No. 3 singles winner: Evan Panzer, Grand Forks Central
No. 4 singles winner: Ryder McDonald, Grand Forks Central
No. 5 singles winner: Brad Flaten, Grand Forks Central
No. 6 singles winner: Nate Angus, West Fargo Sheyenne
No. 1 Doubles: Zach Diehl-Aidan Diehl, Minot
No. 2 Doubles: Rylan Brown-Kyedehl Hultberg, Grand Forks Red River
No. 3 Doubles: Hudson Kilgore-Rylan Bydal, Grand Forks Red River
 
College Womens Soccer
 
Minot State 2, Colorado Mesa 1 OT
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MSU FOOTBALL
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – Playing on the home turf at Herb Parker Stadium for the first time since November of 2019, the Minot State football team gave their fans plenty to cheer about early on against visiting University of Sioux Falls on Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore Ali Mohamed took a swing pass 69 yards in the first quarter, spotting the Beavers to a 7-0 lead and igniting the Minot State faithful, but the Cougars proved to be too much as they battled back for a 49-10 win in NSIC action. Mohamed led all Beavers rushers with 68 yards in the contest on 18 carries. Mohamed also added 88 receiving yards and one touchdown on two catches.
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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Quincy Patterson and Jalen Bussey scored two touchdowns apiece and North Dakota State blanked Valparaiso 64-0. Valparaiso lost to NAIA Indiana Wesleyan 28-10 in its opener and was no match for the FCS top-five ranked Bison, who outgained the Beacons 583-185. The Bison led 43-0 at halftime and 57-0 after three quarters. Patterson threw just five passes, completing four, including a 65-yard scoring play to Christian Watson. Patterson also ran 52 yards for a score and finished with 196 yards offense in one half of play. Jalen Bussey added 82 yards rushing which included a 72-yard touchdown and also had a 23-yard TD catch.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jorge Polanco hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs, Michael Pineda pitched five strong innings in his return to the rotation and the Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 9-2. Byron Buxton homered for the second straight day, and Nick Gordon and Max Kepler also went deep for Minnesota. Pineda (6-8) allowed one run on five hits. He was making his first start since returning from the injured list on Sept. 6 with a left oblique strain. Brady Singer (4-10) surrendered six runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings while striking out seven for Kansas City.
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VIKINGS-TINGELHOFF OBIT
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Hall of Fame center Mick Tingelhoff has died at age 81. Tingelhoff was the ultimate ironman who started 240 consecutive games at a bruising position for the Minnesota Vikings. He played in four Super Bowls and was a five-time All-Pro selection. The Vikings and the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced his death. Tingelhoff had to wait 31 years for induction into the Hall of Fame. He was enshrined in 2015 through election by a senior committee. Tingelhoff was undrafted in 1962 out of Nebraska and played 17 years for the Vikings.
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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE
 
UNDATED (AP) – No. 12 Oregon has put itself in the conversation of serious CFP contenders after knocking off one of last season’s semifinalists. Third-ranked Ohio State was a 14 1/2-point favorite at home before C.J. Verdell ran for 161 yards and had three touchdowns to lead the Ducks to a 35-28 win over the Buckeyes. Three plays into the second half, Verdell blasted through the middle untouched and outran defensive backs for a 77-yard score, putting Oregon ahead, 21-7. That was part of a Ducks running attack that racked up 269 yards. Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud passed for 472 yards and three touchdowns. He had a chance to engineer a tying drive before throwing his only interception of the day, picked off by Verone McKinley III at the Oregon 35 with 2:50 remaining. The 2-0 Ducks were without star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux and linebacker Justin Flowe. It was Ohio State’s first regular-season loss since October 2018.
 
In other Top-25 results:
 
– Bryce Young threw for three TDs and Jase McClellan scored three times to help fuel No. 1 Alabama’s 48-14 rout of FCS Mercer. Young completed 19 of 27 passes for 227 yards after coming out slow in just his second game as the Crimson Tide starter.
 
– Stetson Bennett tied a school record with five touchdown passes filling in for injured starter JT Daniels, leading second-ranked Georgia to a 56-7 rout of UAB. Bennett completed his first six passes, with four going all the way to the end zone for the Bulldogs.
 
– Fourth-ranked Oklahoma destroyed Western Carolina, 76-0 as Spencer Rattler threw five touchdown passes before taking a seat in the second half. Rattler completed 20 of 26 passes for 243 yards in the Sooners’ 10th win in a row.
 
– Fifth-ranked Texas A&M escaped with a 10-7 win at Colorado as backup quarterback Zach Calzada threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Spiller with 2:41 remaining. The Buffs had a chance to pull off their first win over a top-five team in 14 years when Joshka Gustav forced a fumble inches from the goal line to end an Aggies scoring threat, but Colorado immediately went three-and-out midway through the fourth quarter.
 
– D.J. Uiagalelei ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third as No. 6 Clemson hammered South Carolina State 49-3. The Tigers had touchdowns on all four of their first-quarter possessions and rebounded from last weekend’s 10-3 loss to Georgia.
 
– Seventh-ranked Cincinnati posted a 42-7 win over Murray State as Jerome Ford rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns. Desmond Ridder passed for 243 yards and two TDs for the Bearcats, who trailed 7-0 in the second quarter and were outgained, 190-83 in the first half.
 
– Notre Dame survived an upset bid by Toledo as Jack Coan hit Michael Mayer for an 18-yard touchdown pass with 1:09 remaining to give the eighth-ranked Irish a 32-29 win over the Rockets. Coan shared playing time with true freshman Tyler Buchner, who tossed a 55-yard TD pass to Chris Tyree that gave the Fighting Irish a 24-16 lead with 10:57 to play.
 
– Jack Campbell returned a fumble 6 yards for a touchdown and No. 10 Iowa ran its winning streak against No. 9 Iowa State to six games with a 27-17 victory. The Hawkeyes turned four takeaways into 20 points, ran its overall winning streak to eight games and its winning streak against ranked teams to five.
 
– Sean Clifford completed 21 of 29 passes for 230 yards, ran for a touchdown and threw for another to lead No. 11 Penn State over Ball State 44-13 on Saturday. Linebacker Jesse Luketa returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown and Jordan Stout kicked three field goals for the Nittany Lions.
 
– Emory Jones threw a 35-yard TD pass to Xzavier Henderson and scored on a 33-yard run on the way to a 35-3 in 13th-ranked Florida’s 42-20 rout of overmatched South Florida. Backup Anthony Richardson finished 3 of 3 for 152 yards, two TDs and a 745.6 rating that will be difficult for coach Dan Mullen to ignore with top-ranked and defending champion Alabama visiting The Swamp next Saturday.
 
– Stanford was a 42-28 winner against No. 14 Southern Cal as Tanner McKee passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another score in his first collegiate start. Nathaniel Peat had an 87-yard touchdown run while racking up a career-high 115 yards to help the Cardinals bounce back from a season-opening loss.
 
– Arkansas ran for 333 yards and four touchdowns while its defense stuffed No. 15 Texas in a dominating 40-21 win. The Longhorns’ 256 yards of total offense are its lowest since 2015.
 
– Chez Mellusi ran for 144 yards and a score in leading No. 18 Wisconsin to a 37-7 victory over Eastern Michigan. The Badgers piled up 352 yards rushing and held Eastern Michigan to 92 total yards and three first downs.
 
– Raheem Blackshear rushed for two consecutive touchdowns in the second half to put 19th-ranked Virginia Tech in control before the Hokies completed a 35-14 victory over Middle Tennessee. Braxton Burmeister threw for 142 yards and a score for Virginia Tech, which finished with 375 yards.
 
– Matt Corral threw four of his five scoring strikes in the first half of No. 20 Mississippi’s 54-17 dismantling of FCS member Austin Peay. Ole Miss added a defensive touchdown on a strip sack and 33-yard fumble return from defensive end Sam Williams and a safety from the special teams.
 
– Jaren Hall threw three touchdown passes and totaled 241 yards of offense, helping BYU defeat No. 21 Utah, 23-17.
 
– D’Eriq King threw for 200 yards and rushed for 67 more, but No. 22 Miami needed a 43-yard field goal with 2:04 remaining for a 25-23 win over Appalachian State.
 
– Quarterback Jayden Daniels ran for a career-high 122 yards and Rachaad White chipped in with a pair of rushing TDs in No. 23 Arizona State ‘s 37-10 dumping of UNLV.
 
– Sam Howell provided three touchdowns through the air and two on the ground for No. 24 North Carolina in a 59-17 laugher against Georgia State.
 
– Demetris Robertson scored three touchdowns and Jarquez Hunter rushed for 147 yards as No. 25 Auburn raced past FCS program Alabama State, 62-0.
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TENNIS-US OPEN

NEW YORK (AP) – British teenager Emma Raducanu has successfully completed her unexpected run to the U.S. Open women’s championship. The 18-year-old qualifier is a Grand Slam champion for the first time following an impressive 6-4, 6-3 win over 19-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez. Raducanu entered ranked 150th before becoming the first woman to win the U.S. Open title without dropping a set since Serena Williams in 2014. She did so after capturing three straight qualifying matches, winning just the second major championship she’s entered.

 
Raducanu was serving for the match when she slid on the court chasing a ball to her backhand side, bloodying her left knee. A trainer bandaged the cut during a delay of more than four minutes. When they resumed, Raducanu saved a pair of break points, then converted on her third chance to close it with a 108 mph ace. Raducanu is the first British woman to win a Grand Slam trophy since Virginia Wade at Wimbledon in 1977. This was the first Grand Slam final between teenagers since Serena Williams defeated Martina Hingis in the 1999 U.S. Open.
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NASCAR-RICHMOND

RICHMOND, Va, (AP) – Martin Truex Jr. has won at Richmond for the third time in the last five Cup races at the Virginia track. Truex Jr. assumed the lead when Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch was penalized for speeding entering pit road with about 50 laps to go. Truex led a 1-2-3 finish for JGR, with Denny Hamlin finishing second and Christopher Bell third. Hamlin won both stages and led the most laps before settling for runner-up status.

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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – This Major League Baseball season has produced more no-hitters in any one year since pitchers began to throw overhand in 1884. The Milwaukee Brewers have authored the ninth no-hitter of the season as Corbin Burnes combined with reliever Josh Hader to lead a 3-0 shutout of the Indians. Burnes struck out 14 with 115 pitches over eight innings, taking a perfect game into the seventh while overpowering the Indians. Burnes fanned 11 of his first 14 hitters and retiring the first 18 in order before Myles Straw walked leading off the seventh. It’s the third time the Indians have been no-hit this season, not including the seven-inning no-no thrown against them by Tampa Bay.

 
In other Major League action:
 
– The Giants picked up their sixth straight win by blasting the Cubs, 15-4. Tommy La Stella was 3-for-6 with five RBIs and three runs scored, including a three-run blast in a six-run fifth. Brandon Belt also smacked a three-run homer while San Francisco scored five in the second.
 
– Mookie Betts smacked a tiebreaking, three-run homer with two outs in the fifth inning to send the Dodgers past the Padres, 5-4. Walker Buehler allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings for his 14th win, helping Los Angeles stay 2 1/2 games behind the Giants for the NL West lead.
 
– The Braves’ lead in the NL East is down to 3 1/2 games over the Phillies following Atlanta’s 6-4 loss to Miami. The game was tied 3-3 until Bryan De La Cruz and Jesus Sanchez hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning against Richard Rodriguez.
 
– The Phillies ended their four-game skid as Bryce Harper banged out his 31st homer and Zack Wheeler pitched into the seventh inning of their 6-1 win against Colorado. Wheeler struck out eight and allowed a run and four hits over 6 2/3 innings to win his third consecutive start.
 
– The Yankees ended their seven-game losing streak by rallying past the Mets, 8-7 on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Aaron Judge tied it with his second homer of the game in the eighth inning, a few batters before Mets infielder Javier Baez committed an error that brought home the go-ahead run.
 
– Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer in the eighth and had three RBIs to send the Cardinals past the Reds, 6-4. Paul DeJong had a solo shot in the Redbirds’ third win in four games.
 
– Joey Wendle tripled and homered in the Rays’ first win in three games, 7-2 over the Tigers. Kevin Kiermaier doubled and tripled in support of 30-year-old Dietrich Enns, who struck out six in four hitless innings of relief for his first big league victory.
 
– Travis Shaw slammed a three-run homer in the third inning and delivered the tiebreaking single in the 10th inning to send the Red Sox past the White Sox, 9-8. The AL Central-leading White Sox tied it with five runs in the fourth and took an 8-7 lead in the fifth when Yasmani Grandal homered.
 
– George Springer belted a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh and final inning to give the Blue Jays an 11-10 victory over the Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 43rd home run of the season for Toronto, which also received round-trippers from Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Danny Jansen in winning for the ninth time in 10 games.
 
– The Jays completed the sweep as Bo Bichette and Alejandro Kirk hit a pair of two-run homers in an 11-run seventh that highlighted an 11-2 romp in Baltimore. Marcus Semien and Teoscar Hernandez added three-run shots and Toronto tied single-inning team records with 11 runs, 11 hits and four homers.
 
– Jonah Heim hit a two-run home run with two out in the eighth to cap a five-run rally in the Rangers’ 8-6 win over the Athletics. DJ Peters hit a two-run shot and Yohel Pozo added an RBI double off Sergio Romo before Heim’s homer on an 0-2 pitch from Andrew Chafin.
 
– The Rangers picked up a 4-2 win over the AL West-leading Astros behind Luis Rengifo’s two-run homer and three RBIs. Angels starter Jose Suarez permitted three hits and a run while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings.
 
– The Diamondbacks ended a six-game skid as Daulton Varsho provided a two-run homer and a two-run double to lead a 7-3 decision over the Mariners. Humberto Castellanos picked up the win despite serving up Mitch Haniger’s home run two batters into the game.
 
– Jorge Polanco hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs in a 9-2 drubbing of the Royals. Byron Buxton, Nick Gordon and Max Kepler also went deep to back Michael Pineda, who pitched five strong innings in his return to the rotation.
 
– Bryan Reynolds belted his 23rd home run of the season and drove in three runs as the Pirates surged past the Nationals, 10-7. Reynolds hit a two-run shot to right-center field in the fifth and gave Pittsburgh the lead in the sixth when he worked a bases-loaded walk.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Diamondbacks pitcher Caleb Smith has lost his appeal and will serve a 10-day suspension for the use of a foreign substance in a game. Smith is the second major league pitcher to serve a suspension under umpires’ increased emphasis on enforcing the banned-substance rules. He was ejected in the eighth inning of a game with the Philadelphia Phillies on Aug. 18 after umpires found a substance on his glove.

 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/11/21

KHRT NEWS – SATURDAY – 091121 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A resident of southwest North Dakota over the age of 60 has become the first person in the state to die of West Nile virus this year. The state health department announced the West Nile virus-related death on Friday. As of Thursday, there have been 19 cases of West Nile virus in 13 counties. Ten people have been hospitalized. Last year, North Dakota had seven reported cases of West Nile virus and no deaths. Most people infected with West Nile virus have no symptoms or mild symptoms. In more severe infections, the virus can cause high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, altered mental state or death.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gov. Doug Burgum says Joe Biden’s directive that large companies require COVID-19 vaccinations is overreach. The Republican governor has asked the GOP state attorney general to look at legal options to challenge it. Burgum says the mandate “steers our country down a dangerous path away from states’ rights and the freedom of private businesses to make their own decisions on vaccinations.” Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he met by teleconference with other GOP attorneys general Friday to look at legal options. The mandate requires that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A tiny section of North Dakota has been dropped from all drought categories, marking the first time since the beginning of the year that the entire state wasn’t in some stage of drought. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows the southeastern tip of Richland County is not considered to be in any of the five stages of drought. That’s an area equal to 0.2% of the state. The monitor puts nearly 59% of the state in extreme drought, which is down from 65% last week. About 3.8% is in exceptional drought, down from 5.6% last week.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (NDDEQ) was recently notified of a produced water spill at a pipeline operated by Tallgrass Energy in McKenzie County. The incident occurred about one mile northeast of Arnegard on Thursday and was reported the same day. Tallgrass Energy estimates the pipeline released approximately 1,100 barrels of produced water, which impacted a wheat field. The wheat field had been harvested at the time of the release. Personnel from the NDDEQ are inspecting the site and will continue to monitor the investigation and remediation.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal and state lawyers will meet next week to negotiate a settlement for money that North Dakota claims it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit two years ago seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the monthslong pipeline protests almost five years ago. The state argues the Corps of Engineers allowed and sometimes encouraged protesters to illegally camp without a federal permit. The Corps has said protesters weren’t evicted due to free speech reasons. The Corps has argued it has “limited authority” to enforce rules on land it manages.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota National Guard will conduct an observance ceremony today at the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), near the entrance to Fraine Barracks in Bismarck. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. and is a solemn observance of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The public and media are invited. The local streets will be closed from 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and parking is available at the Bank of North Dakota, 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck.
 
Due to limited seating, attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. COVID-19 precautions to include masks and social distancing are recommended in accordance with the North Dakota Department of Health guidelines.
 
Governor Doug Burgum, commander-in-chief of the North Dakota National Guard, U.S. Senator John Hoeven, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer, Maj. Gen. Al Dohrmann, N.D. National Guard adjutant general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Binstock, senior enlisted leader for the N.D. National Guard are scheduled to render remarks. The emcee for the observance ceremony will be Mrs. Connie Sprynczynatyk. The observance will be livestreamed at the North Dakota National Guard homepage.
 
Dedicated on Sept. 11, 2009, the Memorial to the Fallen in the Global War on Terrorism honors North Dakota military members who lost their lives in the GWOT. The memorial commemorates the sacrifice of 29 service members, 14 of whom are North Dakota National Guard Soldiers. It was established to provide a place where families, friends, and fellow citizens could reflect and remember the service and sacrifice of the fallen. The memorial is a joint venture between the city of Bismarck and the North Dakota National Guard and was funded through private donations.
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BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and North Dakota flags at half-staff today, and encourages North Dakota residents to do the same at their homes and businesses, in remembrance of those who perished 20 years ago in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The governor’s directive is in accordance with a proclamation from President Joe Biden, as well as a joint resolution of Congress designating Sept. 11 of each year as Patriot Day and federal law requesting the observance of Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Americans are encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 7:46 a.m. Central Daylight Time to honor the nearly 3,000 victims of the attacks.
 
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K-Heart Sports – 09/11/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SATURDAY – 091121 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Zach Hendrickson rushed for two touchdowns and caught two more as Bishop Ryan defeated South Prairie-Max 36-6 in a game we broadcast on 1320 KHRT. Freshman Jett Lundeen completed 7 of 16 passes for 124 yards and three TD’s for the Lions who improve to 3-1. The Royals were led by Collin Knorr with 19 carries for 110 yards. Quarterback Gage Olson snuck it into the endzone on the final play of the game to get South Prairie-Max on the board. The Royals drop to 0-3.
 
Cam Bailey rushed 18 times for 101 yards and two scores as Nedrose downed Stanley 30-0 in a game we broadcast on 106.9 K-Heart. The Cardinals improve to 3-1 on the year. Stanley drops to 0-4.
 
Other scores from Friday:
 
High School Football
 
Class 11AA
#1 Bismarck Century 41, #5 West Fargo 13
#2 West Fargo Sheyenne 36, #3 Fargo Shanley 29
Minot 10, #4 Bismarck High 0
Fargo Davies 27, #5 Bismarck Legacy 7
Mandan 47, Williston 6
 
Class 11A
#2 Jamestown 20, #1 Bismarck St. Mary’s 7
Dickinson 35, #3 Fargo North 21
Grand Forks Central 28, #4 Wahpeton 14
Turtle Mountain 24, Watford City 18
Fargo South 21, Valley City 18
 
Class 11B
#1 Beulah def. Heart River, forfeit
#3 Central Cass 30, Oakes 0
#5 Hillsboro-Central Valley 42, Northern Cass 0
Des Lacs-Burlington 22, Rugby 6
Westhope-Newburg-Glenburn 64, New Town 0
Hazen 40, Southern McLean 20
Bowman County 26, Killdeer 13
Harvey-Wells County 44, Thompson 28
Carrington 26, Grafton 8
Lisbon 34, Linton-HMB 12
Sargent County 22, Fargo Oak Grove 20
Kindred 62, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 12
 
Class 9B
#1 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 74, Tri-State 0
#2 New Salem-Almont 22, #5 South Border 16
#3 Cavalier 54, Hatton-Northwood 0
#4 Ray-Powers Lake 54, Kenmare-Bowbells-Burke Central 16
Lewis & Clark 36, Alexander 12
Surrey 30, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood 8
Divide County 72, Tioga 32
Bottineau 48, Benson County 0
North Prairie 50, Dunseith 12
Nelson County 64, Four Winds 14
New Rockford-Sheyenne 46, North Star 24
Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter 56, Central McLean 18
Mott-Regent 42, Kidder County 26
Beach 28, Richardton-Taylor-Hebron 14
Hettinger-Scranton 44, Grant County-Flasher 22
MayPort-CG 44, Griggs-Midkota 12
Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page 56, Larimore 16
Wyndmere-Lidgerwood 28, Maple Valley-Enderlin 8
Hankinson 46, Richland 8
 
High School Girls Swimming & Diving
 
Capital City Duals – (records)
Bismarck Century, 8-0
Williston, 7-1
Fargo North, 6-2
Bismarck Legacy, 5-3
Jamestown, 4-4
Fargo Davies, 3-5
West Fargo, 2-6
Bismarck High, 1-7
West Fargo Horace, 0-8
 
High School Boys Tennis
 
Minot 3, Fargo North 2
Fargo South 4, Minot 1
Minot 4, West Fargo Sheyenne 1
 
Bismarck Century 6, West Fargo 1
Bismarck Century 4, Wahpeton 1
 
Bismarck Legacy 3, Fargo North 2
Fargo Shanley 4, Bismarck Legacy 1
Bismarck Legacy 5, Wahpeton 0
 
West Fargo Sheyenne 5, Bismarck High 0
Fargo South 5, Bismarck High 2
 
Grand Forks Red River 7, Jamestown 0
Grand Forks Central 7, Jamestown 1
 
Valley City 4, Mandan 1
Fargo Davies 4, Mandan 1
 
West Fargo Sheyenne 5, Williston 0
Fargo Davies 3, Williston 2
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UND-UTAH STATE
 
LOGAN, Utah (AP) – Logan Bonner passed for a career-best 390 yards with four touchdowns as Utah State clawed out of an early hole to rally past North Dakota 41-24. Bonner more than doubled his passing yards from the 143 in Utah State’s last-minute upset at Washington State last week, and matched his career high with four touchdowns. North Dakota’s Tommy Schuster was 29-of-43 passing for 348 yards with a touchdown. Otis Weah, who posted 114 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener, was held to 47 yards on 17 carries Friday with no scores.
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MSU-HOME OPENER
 
MINOT, N.D. (MSU) – The Minot State football team plays their home opener today as the Beavers host the University of Sioux Falls Cougars at 1 p.m. at Herb Park Stadium. The game will be Heroes’ Day with free admission to active military, veterans and their families, along with first responders and their families. Since the 2020 season was canceled due to COVID, this will be the first home game for the Beavers since Nov. 16, 2019.
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NDSU FOOTBALL
 
FARGO, ND (NDSU) – The North Dakota State football team returns to action today when the Bison (1-0) host the Valparaiso Beacons (0-1) from the Pioneer Football League. Game time is 2:30 p.m., at Gate City Bank Field at the Fargodome. This is the second meeting between North Dakota State and Valparaiso. NDSU’s first Division I game in 2004 was a 52-0 Bison win over Valpo at the Fargodome.
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TWINS-ROYALS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Andrew Benintendi had four hits and two home runs, the last a two-run shot in the 11th to send the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Benintendi had five RBIs in his second multi-homer game of the season in Minnesota. He’s driven in 11 runs in his last three games for Kansas City. Ervin Santana pitched around a walk and the automatic runner in a scoreless 10th against his former team, and Greg Holland earned his eighth save in 12 chances. Juan Minaya took the loss for the Twins.
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VIKINGS-BARR OUT
 
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has been ruled out for the season opener at Cincinnati. He has a nagging knee injury that kept him on the sideline for much of the preseason. The Vikings also listed rookie left tackle Christian Darrisaw out with a groin injury. Barr tore his pectoral muscle in the second game of 2020 and missed the remainder of the season. Coach Mike Zimmer says “he’s close” to being ready to play. Newcomer Nick Vigil will start in Barr’s place at the strong side spot and make the calls for the defense.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) – Coastal Carolina’s football program certainly has grown up in a hurry. The 17th-ranked Chanticleers are 2-0 this season after Reese White ran for 102 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-22 rout of Kansas. Grayson McCall threw for two scores and ran for a third in Coastal Carolina’s first home game against a power five school in its five seasons in the FBS. White had touchdown runs of 2, 19 and 3 yards after reaching the end zone twice in the season opener against The Citadel. McCall began the scoring with a 33-yard TD pass to Jaivon Heiligh, then had a 2-yard scoring run. Freshman defensive tackle Josiah Stewart set a Chanticleers record with 3 1/2 sacks.

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TENNIS-US OPEN
 
NEW YORK (AP) – Novak Djokovic is one match victory away from becoming the first male in 52 years to complete a calendar Grand Slam. Djokovic improved to 27-0 in major championships this year and advanced to Sunday’s U.S. Open final by outlasting Alexander Zverev, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. The world No. 1 player broke Zverev’s serve all three times in the final set after the No. 4 seed had won the fourth to even the match. It marked the fourth straight match in which Djokovic has come back to win after dropping the opening set. He is 4-0 this year in matches that went five sets.
 
A win Sunday against Daniil Medvedev will make Djokovic the first male to earn a calendar Grand Slam since Rod Laver in 1969. Medvedev has advanced for the second time in three years. The second-seeded Medvedev surged out of a tight spot and beat a mistake-prone Felix Auger-Aliassime, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2. Medvedev fought off two set points in the second and reached a Grand Slam final for the third time. Auger-Aliassime had just 17 winners and 39 unforced errors, including 10 double-faults. Medvedev had a cleaner match with 37 winners and 25 unforced errors.
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MLB-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The San Francisco Giants have added to their latest winning streak. The Giants earned their fifth straight win by downing the Cubs, 6-1 in Chicago. Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt each hit two-run homers in the seventh inning on a day when Kris Bryant received a pair of standing ovations in his return to Wrigley Field. Bryant went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two strikeouts. Cubs rookie Frank Schwindel homered for the 12th time in his last 11 games. The Giants improved to a major league-best 91-50 and continue to lead the NL West by 2 1/2 games over the Dodgers.

 
Los Angeles earned a 3-0 win over the Padres as Julio Urias pitched seven shutout innings for his major league-leading 17th victory. Urias scattered three hits, struck out seven and walked one to remain unbeaten in his last 13 starts, going 8-0 in that stretch. Max Muncy smacked a two-run homer as the Dodgers pushed San Diego back into a tie with the Reds for the second NL wild card.
 
Checking out Friday’s other Major League action:
 
– Jorge Soler delivered a go-ahead, two-run single while the Braves scored five in the fifth inning to beat the Marlins, 6-2. Ian Anderson tied a career high with nine strikeouts and limited Miami to two runs and five hits over five innings. The outcome allowed the Braves to stretch their lead in the NL East to 4 1/2 games over the Phillies, with the Mets still five games back.
 
– Elias Diaz launched a grand slam and German Marquez tossed six shutout innings as the Rockies blasted the Phillies, 11-2. Trevor Story and C.J. Cron also homered for the Rockies, who have taken the first two games of the four-game set after entering Philadelphia with an 18-50 record on the road. Did Gregorius homered in the Phillies’ fourth straight loss and sixth in eight games.
 
– The Yankees’ losing streak is at seven games after Tylor Megill set career highs with 10 strikeouts and seven innings of the Mets’ 10-3 dismantling of their city rivals. The Mets pulled ahead with a five-run third that included a pair of fielding miscues and just one RBI hit. Francisco Lindor hit a solo homer and Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with two ribbies, helping the Mets move back to .500.
 
– Lorenzo Cain’s grand slam capped a six-run fifth that propelled the Brewers to a 10-3 thumping of the Indians. Eduardo Escobar homered from both sides of the plate for the Brewers, who are 32 games over .500 for the first time in franchise history. Adrian Houser gave up one hit in six innings to help Milwaukee drop its magic number for winning the NL Central to nine.
 
– Jose Barrero made the most of an unexpected start by doubling in the tiebreaking run in the ninth inning of the Reds’ 4-2 victory at St. Louis. The 23-year-old Barrero had two hits after he was recalled from Triple-A Louisville earlier in the day to fill in for infielder Kyle Farmer. Eugenio Suarez and Joey Votto homered for Cincinnati.
 
– Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer and the White Sox shook off a 2-4 road trip by downing the Red Sox, 4-3 in Chicago. Winning pitcher Carlos Rodon allowed one run and three hits over five innings, his first start since Sept. 1. Bobby Dalbec hit his 21st homer for Boston, which still leads the Yankees by one game for the first AL wild card.
 
– Miguel Cabrera got his eighth and ninth straight hits before the string ended in the Tigers’ 10-4 thrashing of the Rays. Jonathan Schoop launched a grand slam to put Detroit ahead. Victor Reyes made it 10-4 with a three-run homer in the eighth as the Tigers prevented Tampa Bay from increasing its nine-game lead over second-place Boston in the AL East.
 
– The Orioles ended the Blue Jays’ eight-game winning streak by getting homers from Cedric Mullins and Ryan McKenna off Robbie Ray in Baltimore’s 6-3 victory. Anthony Santander added a three-run shot in the seventh that gave Baltimore the decisive lead. Ray allowed three runs and a season-high eight hits over 4 1/3 innings as Toronto stayed a half-game behind the Yankees for the second AL wild card.
 
– Shohei Ohtani slammed his major league-leading 44th home run but got tagged early by Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and the Astros in a 10-5 over the Angels. Ohtani had been 8-0 in his last 13 starts since May 28 before yielding six runs on a career-high nine hits over 3 1/3 innings. Bregman had four RBIs and Altuve had three hits as Houston stayed 5 1/2 games ahead of Oakland and Seattle atop the AL West.
 
– The Athletics won their third in a row as Matt Olson had four hits and drove in four runs in their 10-5 thumping of the Rangers. Olson hit a three-run single in Oakland’s six-run second and set a career high for RBIs with 95. Starling Marte added an RBI triple while the A’s were scoring six times in the second inning.
 
– Tom Murphy hit a two-run home run in the second inning and added a solo shot in the sixth to power the Mariners past the Diamondbacks, 5-4. J.P. Crawford led off the game with a solo homer and Ty France broke a 3-3 tie with an RBI single in the fifth inning. All three homers were off Madison Bumgarner.
 
– Andrew Benintendi had four hits and two home runs, the last a two-run shot in the 11th to send the Royals past the Twins, 6-4. Benintendi had five RBIs in his second multi-homer game of the season in Minnesota.
 
– Ke’Bryan Hayes capped off a ninth-inning rally with an RBI single as the Pirates slipped past the Nationals, 4-3. Josh Bell homered for Washington in his return to PNC Park.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss the rest of the season after his administrative leave was extended by Major League Baseball and the union through the World Series. Bauer was first placed on seven days’ paid leave July 2 under the MLB and players’ union’s joint domestic violence and sexual assault policy following allegations by a southern California woman. Bauer has not pitched since June 29 and was running out of time to get back in shape to return to the mound while games remained.

 
Also around the Majors:
 
– Major League Baseball has suspended Washington Nationals starting pitcher Sean Nolin five games and fined him for intentionally hitting Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman on Wednesday. Nolin is appealing the suspension and can continue to play until there is a final resolution. The league also suspended Nationals manager Dave Martinez for Friday’s game against Pittsburgh and fined him an undisclosed amount.
 
– Red Sox ace Chris Sale has tested positive for COVID-19, preventing the seven-time All-Star from starting Sunday against the White Sox. The 32-year-old Sale missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Since returning Aug. 14, he is 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA to help the Red Sox take a one-game lead over the Yankees for the first AL wild card.
 
– Rays rookie Wander Franco extended his on-base streak to 39 games, then exited in the first inning Friday against Detroit because of tightness in his right hamstring. Franco’s on-base streak is the second longest in major league history by a player under 21.
 
– The White Sox have activated All-Star right-hander Lance Lynn from the 10-day injured list after he missed time with right knee inflammation. The 34-year-old Lynn is slated to start Sunday against the Red Sox.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Baltimore Ravens are putting running back Gus Edwards and cornerback Marcus Peters on injured reserve with knee injuries. Coach John Harbaugh described the injuries as season-ending, non-contact ligament tears from practice. Baltimore’s backfield has been hit hard by injuries during the preseason. Running back J.K. Dobbins is out for the season with a knee injury, and Justice Hill is on IR as well. The Ravens have signed Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell this week.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The NFL has suspended Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins for five games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Collins missed all of 2020 because of a hip issue that required surgery. He won’t be eligible until Week 8 against Minnesota, after Dallas’ open week.
 
– The status of Cleveland wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for Sunday’s opener at Kansas City remains up in the air, but defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney is good to go. Beckham has mounted a quicker-than-projected comeback from knee surgery and was limited in practice Friday.
 
– Chiefs All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu remains in the COVID-19 protocol. It’s uncertain whether he will be cleared in time for their season opener against the Browns. Mathieu tested positive Sept. 1, giving the Chiefs plenty of time to work other players into the mix.
 
– Jets receiver Jamison Crowder will miss the season opener at Carolina on Sunday while he continues to recover from COVID-19. Crowder was placed on the COVID-19 list last Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus.
 
– Indications are Saquon Barkley is going to play for the Giants in the season opener against the Broncos on Sunday, roughly a year after tearing his right ACL. Coach Joe Judge said the 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year had a good week of practice, terming the workouts encouraging and promising.
 
– The Bills have ruled out starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei from Sunday’s season opener against the Steelers because of a calf injury. Buffalo receiver Emmanuel Sanders is listed as questionable because of a foot injury.
 
– Washington is putting Curtis Samuel on short-term injured reserve because of a lingering groin injury. The move means the wide receiver will miss at least the first three games of the season.
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL-BIG 12 EXPANSION

UNDATED (AP) – With Oklahoma and Texas on the way out, the Big 12 announced Friday that it has invited BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston to join the Power Five conference and said it has not ruled out further expansion in the future. The four new schools would join the Big 12 in July 2024 at the latest, though BYU says it will enter the league in the Fall of 2023. The defections also leave the All-American Conference scrambling for new members following the losses of UCF, Cincinnati and Houston. The eight continuing members of the Big 12 unanimously approved applications from the four schools that sought membership after the league learned the Sooners and Longhorns will leave for the Southeastern Conference no later than July 2025. Formal approval of the invitations was pending on some campuses, but the expansion is all but done.

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NBA-LAKERS/GRIZZLIES TRADE

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers have traded the rights to Marc Gasol back to the Memphis Grizzlies, where the 36-year-old center spent his first 11 NBA seasons. The Lakers also sent a second-round pick in 2024 and cash to Memphis for the draft rights to Chinese big man Wang Zhelin. ESPN then reported the Grizzlies intend to waive Gasol, who plans to begin the upcoming NBA season at home in Spain.

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NBA-RAPTORS-HOME GAMES

TORONTO (AP) – The Toronto Raptors say they have gotten approval from the Canadian government to play games at their home arena this season. Toronto played last season in Tampa, Florida, because of travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not clear whether the team will be allowed to have full attendance at Scotiabank Arena. Fans who attend games will be required to show proof of vaccination.

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NHL-FLAMES MOVES

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The Calgary Flames have signed defensemen Erik Gudbranson and Michael Stone to one-year deals. Gudbranson has 77 points and 640 penalty minutes in 563 games over 10 NHL seasons. The 31-year-old Stone spent the past five years with the Flames and had four points in 21 appearances last season.

 
 
 
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KHRT ND News – 09/10/21

KHRT NEWS – FRIDAY – 091021 – 0700
 
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Federal and state lawyers will meet next week to negotiate a settlement for money that North Dakota claims it spent policing protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. North Dakota filed a lawsuit two years ago seeking to recover more than $38 million in damages from the months long pipeline protests almost five years ago. The state argues the Corps of Engineers allowed and sometimes encouraged protesters to illegally camp without a federal permit. The Corps has said protesters weren’t evicted due to free speech reasons. The Corps has argued it has “limited authority” to enforce rules on land it manages.
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FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Amazon officials say the first day of operations at the company’s new warehouse in Fargo will be on Sept. 19. The 1.3 million square-foot Fargo Fulfillment Center had been under construction for nearly a year.The building, which is located on 110 acres of land, áis believed to be the largest in North Dakota. KVRR-TV reports that construction costs have been estimated at $100 million to $120 million. Amazon wants to hire about 1,000 fulltime, hourly workers in Fargo with a starting wage of $15.00 per hour. The company plans to open a “Last Mile Delivery Station” in West Fargo, which is expected to create about 100 jobs. The closest Amazon warehouse from Fargo is located in the Twin Cities.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Regulators told a Minnesota-based utility that they need more information before signing off on a permit transfer necessary for the sale of a financially troubled coal-fired power plant in North Dakota. Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to defer a decision on a permit for a power line that would be part of the planned sale of the Coal Creek Station. John Tuma, the commissioner who asked for the delay, said he expects the approval process could be held up a couple more months. Environmental groups that would rather see the plant shut down argued against the permit transfer, which was sought by Maple Grove, Minnesota-based Great River Energy. North Dakota officials have hailed the sale as a savior for hundreds of jobs in the state.
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KEENE, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota regulators are investigating a spill that released nearly 1,142 barrels of produced water and more than 24 barrels of oil. The state Oil and Gas Division said the incident happened Wednesday at a Slawson Exploration well about 14 miles northwest of Keene. The spill was due an equipment failure or malfunction. Authorities said Thursday that the water and oil was contained to the site and was recovered and hauled away. Produced water is a byproduct of oil extraction and is typically taken from the well to a disposal site.A state inspector has been to the location and will monitor any additional cleanup that’s required.
 
 
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