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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 30 2015 5:43AM
Cleveland rookie Cody Anderson took a bid for a perfect game into the seventh inning in his second major league start, and the struggling Indians snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Anderson didn't allow a baserunner until Grady Sizemore homered with one out in the seventh at Tropicana Field.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 30 2015 5:41AM
In a battle of division leaders, Houston beat Kansas City 6-1. Jose Altuve (al-TOO'-vay) and Chris Carter homered for the AL West-leading Astros. Lance McCullers and two relievers combined on a four-hitter.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 30 2015 5:38AM
In an interleague matchup, Cincinnati outlasted Minnesota 11-7. Speedster Billy Hamilton scored three times in the first three innings to help Cincinnati open a 9-1 lead.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 29 2015 5:53AM
The Royals picked up their fourth straight win as Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer in the eighth and had three RBIs in a 5-3 victory at Oakland. The Royals trailed 2-0 before a three-run sixth helped them improve to an AL-leading 44-28. Jeremy Guthrie is 6-5 after striking out seven and allowing two runs and seven hits in six innings.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 29 2015 5:50AM
Carlos Martinez is 9-3 after limiting the Chicago Cubs to a run and two hits in six innings of the Cardinals' 4-1 victory at St. Louis. Jason Heyward, Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-her) Molina and Matt Carpenter each hit RBI doubles as the Cardinals earned their sixth straight win and stretched their lead in the NL Central to nine games over Pittsburgh. The Cubbies dropped their fifth in a row.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 29 2015 5:47AM
Kyle Busch held off brother Kurt to win the Sprint Cup race on the 11-turn, two-mile road course at Sonoma.

Kyle Busch becomes the 11th driver to win this season, doing it in just his fifth start. He was sidelined for three months by a broken leg and foot suffered during a crash in February.

Clint Bowyer finished third, followed by points-leader Kevin Harvick and Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 26 2015 5:49AM
NL Central-leading St. Louis beat Miami 5-1. Lance Lynn came off the DL in his first outing since June 7 and went six shutout innings, striking out six and allowing just two hits. He's 5-4. Lynn and four relievers combined on a four-hitter.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 26 2015 5:46AM
Prep forward Brady Ernst says he'll play for Iowa State next season. Ernst, who is 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, is the first recruit for new coach Steve Prohm. He is from Clinton, Iowa.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 26 2015 5:43AM
The Washington Wizards selected Iowa power forward Aaron White with the 49th overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. White is 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds and averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior for the Hawkeyes.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 25 2015 5:54AM
Mike Moustakas cracked a two-run homer and Omar Infante laced a three-run double, all while the Royals scored seven in the fourth to crush Seattle 8-2. Four Royals relievers combined to throw one-hit shutout ball over 4 1/3 innings, with Ryan Madson retiring four batters to get the win. Kansas City owns the AL's best record at 41-28, good for a 3 ½-game lead over the Twins in the Central.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 25 2015 5:51AM
The Dodgers knocked off the Cubs 5-2 in Chicago behind Justin Turner's three-run homer and a solo blast by Adrian Gonzalez. The Dodgers' bullpen blanked the Cubs for 4 1/3 innings after starter Mike Bolsinger left the game in the fifth. Los Angeles ended the Cubs' four-game winning streak and won for the second time in six games.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 25 2015 5:49AM
Giancarlo Stanton has homered in 24 of the Miami Marlins' first 73 games this season, but those blasts haven't always led to victories.

Stanton went deep against St. Louis for the second straight night, giving him a major league-leading 27 home runs this season. His latest blast put the Marlins ahead before Kolton Wong launched a go-ahead, two-run homer and Jason Heyward added a three-run shot in the Cardinals' 6-1 win over Miami.

The Marlins are just 10-14 in games in which Stanton has homered, and 18-19 when he collects at least one of his major league-best 67 RBIs.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals made the most of seven hits and improved to a major league-leading 47-24. Jaime Garcia lowered his team-best ERA to 1.69 by blanking the Marlins after the second inning and holding them to five hits in seven frames.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 24 2015 5:48AM
Kansas City still tops the AL Central by 3 ½ games over Minnesota following the Royals' 7-0 loss at Seattle. Rookie Mike Montgomery struck out 10 while limiting the Royals to four hits in his first career shutout. Dustin Ackley was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, and Logan Morrison added a solo shot and two RBIs to back Montgomery's second career win.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 24 2015 5:43AM
The Chicago Cubs pulled out a 1-0 win over the Dodgers on Chris Denorfia's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th. Jason Motte is 5-1 after finishing a three-hitter started by Jason Hammel. The Cubs have won four in a row and the Dodgers have dropped four of five.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 24 2015 5:40AM
Giancarlo Stanton's major league-leading 26th home run of the season was wasted by the Marlins, who squandered a 3-0 lead in a 4-3 loss to St. Louis. Jason Heyward sparked the Cards' three-run fourth with a solo shot before Xavier Scruggs tied the game with a two-run double. Scruggs had three hits and also scored the tiebreaking run on Mark Reynolds' infield single to help Carlos Martinez improve to 8-3.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 23 2015 5:56AM
The Twins crushed the Chicago White Sox 13-2 as Kennys (KEN'-ees) Vargas was 4-for-4 with a three-run homer and four RBIs. Brian Dozier smacked a solo home run and had three RBIs, while Joe Mauer and Eduardo Nunez each added solo shots. Tommy Milone surrendered 10 hits over six innings but left the game with a 10-2 lead.
by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 23 2015 5:52AM
Joe Blanton struck out seven while giving up just run and two hits in six innings of Kansas City's 4-1 triumph over the Mariners at Seattle. The Royals went ahead on RBI singles by Alex Rios and Omar Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) in the second, one inning after Robinson Cano (kuh-NOH') homered off Blanton. The Royals still top the AL Central by 3 1/2 games over Minnesota.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 23 2015 5:49AM
Iowa State's new basketball coach Steve Prohm has announced his assistants. They include T.J. Otzelberger, who worked under former Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg and interviewed for the head coaching job before Prohm was hired away from Murray State.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 22 2015 5:52AM
David Ortiz, Hanley Ramirez and Mookie Betts homered while Boston banged out 13 extra-base hits in a 13-2 pounding of Kansas City. Ortiz smacked his 476th career home run to pass Hall of Famers Stan Musial and Willie Stargell for 28th place on the all-time list. Xander Bogaerts (ZAN'-dur BOH'-gahrts) had three doubles, and Wade Miley pitched six scoreless innings.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 22 2015 5:49AM
Jake Arrieta (ar-ee-ET'-uh) pitched a four-hitter and Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam in a six-run eighth, leading the Cubs to an 8-0 win over Minnesota. Arrieta improved to 6-6 and struck out seven for his second career shutout and first since last Sept. 16 against Cincinnati. He didn't walk a batter after giving up a career-high six in his last start.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 22 2015 5:45AM
Adam Morgan won his major league debut in surprising style as Philadelphia hammered St. Louis 9-2. Morgan was winless in 13 minor league starts this season before holding the Cardinals to a run and six hits while fanning six in 5 2/3s. Michael Wacha (WAH'-kah) failed in a bid for his 10th win of the season, dropping to 9-3 by surrendering five runs and eight innings in five innings.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 19 2015 6:05AM
Kyle Schwarber socked his first major league home run, but the Chicago Cubs lost 4-3 at Cleveland on Giovanny Urshela's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh. The Indians' bullpen threw 4 1/3 shutout innings of one-hit ball after Danny Salazar was lifted following a lengthy rain delay.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 19 2015 5:56AM
Kennys Vargas hit a two-out solo homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Twins a 2-1 comeback win and a two-game sweep of St. Louis. Vargas is 5 for 27 since being recalled from Triple-A Rochester. Joe Mauer's eighth-inning blast knotted the score before the Twins won for the first time in 25 games this season when trailing after seven innings.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 19 2015 5:53AM
Not only do Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson share the lead after one round of the U.S. Open, they are 15 strokes better than Tiger Woods.

Johnson and Stenson seemed to tame the wild terrain of Chambers Bay, firing 5-under-par 65s to finish the day one stroke ahead of Patrick Reed. Johnson's only mistake came on his final hole when he pulled a 6-iron on the par-3 ninth over the green and made his only bogey. Stenson birdied four of his last five holes for a share of first.

And then there was Woods, who shot his worst round in a U.S. Open. He carded a 10-over 80 that included eight bogeys, a triple-bogey on 14 and just one birdie. Only Rich Berberian Jr. and Rickie Fowler posted worse scores.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 18 2015 6:45AM

Kansas City thumped Milwaukee 10-2 as Alcides Escobar collected four RBIs in the Royals' third consecutive win. Joe Blanton gave up a run and five hits in five innings to earn his first major league victory since June 2013.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 18 2015 6:42AM
Kris Bryant belted a grand slam and Chris Denofia hit a three-run homer as the Chicago Cubs crushed the Indians 17-0 in Cleveland. Kyle Schwarber was 4-for-5 with an RBI triple, a run-scoring single and three runs scored in his first major league start. Addison Russell and Anthony Rizzo socked two-run shots to back Tsuyoshi Wada (soo-YOH'-shee WAH'-dah), who gave up four hits and two walks in seven shutout innings to even his record at 5-5.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 18 2015 6:34AM
The Cardinals had won five straight before Eduardo Nunez drove in two runs to push Minnesota past the Redbirds, 3-1. Tommy Milone held the Cards to a run and five hits in seven innings to win a pitcher's duel against Carlos Martinez.

The Twins had dropped seven of their previous eight before staying 3 ½ games behind the AL Central-leading Royals.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 15 2015 6:58AM
A chartered plane carrying the Dodgers made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport because of a mechanical issue.

United Airlines Flight 2207 departed San Diego International Airport en route to Dallas Sunday night but an unspecified mechanical issue forced the pilot to land in Los Angeles.

United spokeswoman Mary Ryan says the plane had 176 passengers and crew onboard. The plan landed safely at LAX at about 8:16 p.m.

Team members were transferred to another plane and were able to depart for Dallas at a later time.

The Dodgers face the Texas Rangers Monday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 15 2015 6:54AM
Max Scherzer has shown why the Washington Nationals laid out the big money for his services. The former American League Cy Young Award winner struck out a team-record 16 and pitched a one-hitter in the Nationals 4-0 win over Milwaukee.

Scherzer lost his bid for a perfect-game on a bloop single that barely fell in during the seventh inning. Carlos Gomez got Milwaukee's only hit, leading off the seventh with a broken-bat looper to right field. Scherzer set a career high for strikeouts and broke the Washington mark of 14 set by Stephen Strasburg in his big league debut in 2010. He walked one and finished the day with a 1.93 earned run average.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 15 2015 6:50AM
In the Sunday night game at Wrigley Field, the Chicago Cubs Starlin Castro drove in a run in the bottom of the 11th to edge the Cincinnati Reds 2-1. The Cubs took three of four in their weekend series. Speedster Billy Hamilton had a career-high five stolen bases for the Reds.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 15 2015 6:44AM
The Golden State Warriors are one victory away from their first NBA title in 40 years.

The Warriors moved to the verge of the NBA championship by posting their second straight victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-91 behind a 37-point effort by Stephen Curry. Curry scored 17 points in the fourth quarter when he made five of seven shots. At one point late in the game, Curry scored seven straight to put away the game after Cleveland got within eight points in the final 2 minutes.

As Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, "He took over the game down the stretch."

Draymond Green added 16 points and nine boards for Golden State. Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH'-lah) had a great floor game for the Warriors with 16 points, eight rebounds and seven assists -- despite going two of 11 from the free throw line.

LeBron James has posted his second triple-double of the playoffs with 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Tristan Thompson added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.

James moved past Michael Jordan into 10th place on the career list in postseason minutes in this game. Jordan, a six-time champion, played 7,474 minutes in the playoffs. James is a two-time champion playing in his fifth straight NBA Finals.

The Warriors can wrap things up Tuesday night when the series shifts back to Cleveland. Should a seventh game be necessary it will take place next Friday in Oakland.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 12 2015 5:57AM
The NBA Finals are now a best-of-3.

The series is tied at two games apiece following the Warriors' 103-82 win over the Cavaliers at Cleveland. Andre Iguodala (ih-gah-DAH'-lah) and Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry each scored 22 points as Golden State avoided its first three-game losing streak of the entire season.

The Warriors hit 12 3-pointers, with Curry going 4-for-7 and Iguodala 4-for-9. Iguodala was inserted into the starting lineup in place of Andrew Bogut (BOH'-gut).

Draymond Green had his best game of the series, finishing with 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists after being listed as questionable for the game because of back spasms. Harrison Barnes chipped in 14 points and eight boards for the Warriors, who host Game 5 on Sunday.

The Warriors enjoyed a 12-point halftime lead before the Cavaliers cut the margin to 73-70 by the final minute of the third quarter. Curry drained a 3-pointer in the waning moments of the third period, igniting a 9-0 run that gave Golden State a comfortable 12-point advantage. The Warriors led by double-digits the rest of the way.

It was a rough night for LeBron James, who finished two assists shy of a triple-double for the second straight game but shot 7-of-22 and suffered a cut on his head late in the second quarter. James was scoreless in the fourth quarter and finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

The Cavaliers couldn't overcome miserable shooting by Matthew Dellavedova, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, who combined to score just 19 points on 7-of-35 shooting.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 11 2015 5:52AM
Chris Coghlan and Miguel Montero hit three-run homers and Anthony Rizzo added a two-run single as the Chicago Cubs hammered Detroit 12-3. Jake Arrieta shut out the Tigers until Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run shot in the sixth.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 11 2015 5:48AM
Carlos Martinez worked 6 1/3 innings and Randal Grichuk (GRIH'-chuhk) hit a solo homer as St. Louis doubled up Colorado 4-2 to avoid a three-game sweep. Martinez picked up his seventh win and was working on a seven-hit shutout until Ben Paulson launched a two-run homer in the seventh, chasing the St. Louis starter.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 11 2015 5:46AM
Brandon Saad notched a go-ahead goal in the third period for the second straight game. This time, the Chicago Blackhawks held the lead.

Saad snapped a 1-1 tie 6:22 into the final stanza before the Blackhawks completed a 2-1 victory that ties the Stanley Cup finals at two games apiece.

Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews (tayvz) opened the scoring with his 10th goal of the playoffs 6:40 into the second period. The lead lasted until Alex Killorn beat Corey Crawford 5:07 later.

The Lightning had a chance to take control early, receiving three power-play opportunities and outshooting the Blackhawks 9-2 in the first period. But Crawford kept the game scoreless heading into intermission and finished with 24 saves. Crawford also made a big stop on Steven Stamkos in the final minute after the Lightning pulled their goaltender.

Chicago fired 17 shots on 20-year-old rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy (vah-sih-LEHF'-skee), who made his first career playoff start. Vasilevskiy got the victory in Game 2 of the series, making five saves in nine minutes after replacing No. 1 netminder Ben Bishop twice in the third period.

Bishop appeared to be dealing with some sort of groin or leg injury while making 36 saves in Tampa Bay's 3-2 victory on Monday night. He participated in the morning skate, but the team now says Bishop is day to day with an undisclosed injury.

Game 5 is Saturday in Tampa.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 10 2015 5:55AM
Chris Young took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Salvador Perez hit a solo homer as Kansas City beat Minnesota 2-0 to take over first place in the AL Central. Young's no-hit bid ended when Trevor Plouffe smacked a one-out triple in the bottomof the seventh.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 10 2015 5:49AM
The San Francisco Giants have become the second team in major league history to toss no-hitters in four straight seasons. The latest has come from a right-hander who entered the game 5-4 with a 4.43 ERA in 12 career major league starts.

Chris Heston turned the trick in leading the Giants to a 5-0 win over the Mets in New York. Heston hit Ruben Tejada (teh-HAH'-dah) and Lucas Duda (DOO'-dah) in the fourth inning, and plunked Anthony Recker leading off the bottom of the ninth. They were the only Mets to reach base against Heston, whose previous best outing was a two-hitter in an 8-1 win at Houston on May 12.

Heston also helped himself at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a two-run single. Matt Duffy and Joe Panik added solo homers as the Giants improved to 3-1 on their six-game road trip.

It's the 9th no-hitter by a Giants pitcher since the team moved to San Francisco after the 1957 season. Tim Lincecum (LIHN'-seh-kuhm) has thrown no-hitters each of the last two years following Matt Cain's perfect game in 2012.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 10 2015 5:43AM
The city of Cleveland is two victories away from celebrating its first major championship since Jim Brown and Frank Ryan led the Browns to the 1964 NFL title.

LeBron James just missed a triple-double and Matthew Dellavedova delivered at both ends of the court as the Cavaliers downed the Golden State Warriors 96-91 to take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA Finals.

James fell two assists shy of his second consecutive triple-double, finishing with 40 points on 14 of 34 shooting and collecting 12 rebounds. James was 6-for-6 from the line in the final 51 seconds to help the Cavs close out the victory in regulation, two days after they blew an 11-point lead in the last 3:14 of the fourth quarter.

James and Dellvedova combined to take 51 shots, while the rest of the Cavaliers took 25. Dellavedova played tenacious defense and finished with 20 points, five boards and four assists in his second game since replacing the injured Kyrie Irving in the starting lineup. He converted a huge three-point play with about 2 ½ minutes left before James drained a 3-pointer to put the Cavs ahead 87-80.

The Warriors trailed by 17 heading into the fourth quarter and eventually cut the margin to one on Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry's 3-pointer with 2:45 to play. Curry finally found his shooting touch in the second half after shooting 6-for-29 over the previous six quarters.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 9 2015 6:00AM
The Kansas City Royals have moved back into a tie for first in the AL Central by taking the opener of their series with the division leaders.

Jason Vargas combined with three relievers on an eight-hitter as the Royals downed Minnesota 3-1. Vargas held the Twins to five hits in six shutout innings before Ryan Madson gave up Eddie Rosario's solo blast in the seventh.

Kendrys Morales put the Royals ahead to stay with a two-run shot in the second inning.

Kansas City has won two straight since a 2-8 skid. Minnesota has dropped three of its last four.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 9 2015 5:54AM
Steve Prohm will be introduced as the new men`s basketball coach at Iowa
State today. He had been the coach at Murray State where he had a won/loss mark of 104-29 in four years at the helm there. There will be a news conference in Ames
to make the official introduction according to Atheltic Director Jamie Pollard.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 9 2015 5:46AM
Cedric Paquette (pah-KEHT') has scored 15 regular-season and playoff goals during his brief NHL career. The 15th has given the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 lead in the Stanley Cup finals.

Pacquette scored with 3:11 remaining to cap the Lightning's comeback in a 3-2 triumph over the Blackhawks in Chicago. Brandon Saad (sahd) put the Hawks ahead 2-1 at 4:14 of the third period, but Ondrej Palat (pah-LAHT') tallied 13 seconds later before Paquette gave Tampa Bay its second straight win.

Ben Bishop made 18 of his 36 saves in the first period after his status for the game was unclear just prior to the pregame warmup. The Lightning had given no indication either way about the status of their No. 1 goaltender after he left the ice twice in the third period of Saturday's 4-3 win.

Ryan Callahan scored the opening goal and assisted on the game-winner. Victor Hedman had two assists for the Lightning, who are 8-3 on the road and two wins away from their second Stanley Cup.

Brad Richards notched a power-play goal and Marian Hossa (HOH'-sah) had two assists for the Blackhawks.

Game 4 is Wednesday in Chicago.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 8 2015 5:57AM
Mark Calcavecchia won the Principal Charity Classic on Sunday for his third career Champions Tour title, closing with a 3-under 69 for a one-stroke victory over Joe Durant and Brian Henninger.

Calcavecchia, who missed the cut in the Senior PGA Championship two weeks ago, never trailed during the final round at the Wakonda Club. The 13-time PGA Tour winner finished at 12-under 204.

Durant shot a 69, missing a long birdie putt on the 18th hole. Henninger had a 68.

Rod Spittle was fourth at 10 under after a 68.

Davis Love III had a 68 to top the group at 9 under. He was making his fourth Champions Tour start since turning 50 in April 2014.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 8 2015 5:53AM
Martin Truex Jr. had gone two years without a Sprint Cup victory before taking the checkered flag at Pocono Raceway yesterday. Truex Jr. led 97 of 160 laps and became the 10th driver to qualify for the season-ending Chase for the championship. Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano and Kurt Busch.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 8 2015 5:50AM
LeBron James had a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers evened the NBA Finals at a game apiece by downing the Golden State Warriors 95-93 in overtime. James followed his 44-point performance in the opener with 39 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists as the Cavaliers won their first game since Kyrie Irving suffered a season-ending broken knee cap. Reigning MVP Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry had a miserable shooting night, missing 18 of his 23 attempts and going 2-for-15 from 3-point range while scoring 19 points.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 5 2015 5:40AM
The Chicago Cubs nipped Washington 2-1, handing the Nationals their sixth loss in seven games. The Cubs scored both runs in the first inning. Jake Arrieta (ehr-ee-ET'-uh) and five relievers held the Nationals to one run and eight hits.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 5 2015 5:19AM
Michael Wacha became an eight-game winner with seven effective innings, Jason Heyward and Kolten Wong drove in two runs each, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-1 in the opener of a four-game series between the National League's top two teams.

The Cardinals, who knocked the Dodgers out of the playoffs in each of the previous two seasons, increased their Central Division lead to 6 1-2 games over the idle Pittsburgh Pirates. The Dodgers' West Division advantage shrunk to 1 1-2 games over the idle San Francisco Giants.

Wacha is 8-1. He allowed one run and struck out five in his seven innings.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 5 2015 5:14AM
The Golden State Warriors held Cleveland without a point until there was eight seconds left in overtime, outscoring the Cavaliers 10-2 in the extra session to win the NBA Finals opener 108-100 despite 44 points by LeBron James. Steph Curry led the Warriors with 26 and backcourt mate Klay Thompson added 21 for Golden State, which will host Game 2 Sunday night.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 4 2015 12:35PM

The NCAA has charged North Carolina with five violations connected to the school's long-running academic fraud scandal, including a lack of institutional control for poor oversight of an academic department popular with athletes.

The school released a notice of allegations received from the NCAA, which uses the document to specify violations uncovered during an investigation.

The charges include providing improper benefits in the form of counselors making "special arrangements" with staffers in the formerly named African and Afro-American Studies department to offer courses or obtain assignments for athletes, as well as a counselor working with the women's basketball program providing improper help on research papers.

All five charges are considered Level I violations, described by the NCAA as a "severe breach of conduct."


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 4 2015 12:31PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Don Mattingly and Cincinnati's Bryan Price have been picked as All-Star coaches by NL manager Bruce Bochy of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

Houston's A.J. Hinch and Seattle's Lloyd McClendon were selected for the July 14 game in Cincinnati by AL manager Ned Yost of Kansas City, Major League Baseball said Thursday.

The NL staff also includes Bochy's Giants staff: assistant coach Shawon Dunston, bullpen coach Mark Gardner, first base coach Bill Hayes, third base coach Roberto Kelly, batting coach Hensley Meulens, pitching coach Dave Righetti and bench coach Ron Wotus. Cincinnati head athletic trainer Paul Lessard and Colorado assistant athletic trainer Scott Gehret also were selected.

The AL on-field staff includes Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland, catching coach Pedro Grifol, bullpen coach Doug Henry, third base coach Mike Jirschele, first base coach Rusty Kuntz, hitting coach Dale Sveum and bench coach Don Wakamatsu. Los Angeles Angels head athletic trainer Adam Nevala and Tampa Bay assistant athletic trainer Paul Harker will join them.


by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 4 2015 12:27PM
Ill and sluggish, Serena Williams overcame a big deficit to reach the French Open final by beating 23rd-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 on Thursday.

With the temperature nearing 85 degrees (30 Celsius) on the hottest day of the tournament, Williams walked ever so slowly to changeovers, where even lowering herself to sit down seemed to be difficult. During those breaks, she pressed ice towels against her forehead and neck and guzzled water.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 11:52AM

A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year history continued to unfold.

Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to its most wanted list, while South African officials denied they made a $10 million bribe to secure the 2010 World Cup.

Blatter spoke to FIFA staff for about 10 minutes on Wednesday morning, returning to the same auditorium where he delivered his resignation speech a day earlier. Staff described him as being emotional, and said he received a standing ovation.

Elsewhere, Interpol got involved. The international police force, based in Lyon, France, issued an alert for two former FIFA officials and four executives on charges including racketeering and corruption.

Two of the men, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago and former executive committee member Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay, have been arrested in their home counties. Warner has since been released and Leoz is under house arrest. The Interpol "red notice" means they risk arrest anywhere they travel.

In South Africa, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said the government wanted to "categorically deny" that the country paid any bribes to win the right to host the 2010 tournament.

Mbalula characterized the $10 million as an "above-board payment" to help soccer development in the Caribbean region.

The money, which went into a fund controlled by Warner, is part of the U.S. investigation into soccer corruption. That probe led to the arrest of seven soccer officials in Zurich last week, kicking off the FIFA scandal and eventually leading to Blatter's decision to step down.

Warner and Leoz were among 14 people indicted in the U.S. as part of the federal investigation.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, speaking in Latvia on Wednesday at a meeting with EU justice ministers, declined to comment on Blatter's resignation or whether he was himself under investigation.

"It's an open case and so we will now be speaking through the courts," Lynch said.

In a separate probe, Swiss authorities have opened a criminal investigation related to the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Russia won the right to host the 2018 tournament and Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup.

The Swiss attorney general's office said Blatter was not under investigation, but said it has opened criminal proceedings against "persons unknown" for money-laundering.

In Moscow, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Blatter's announcement hasn't affected the country's plans to host the tournament.

Blatter said Tuesday he would remain president until a new election can be set up, which FIFA said could be sometime between December and March.

But Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein, who lost to Blatter in Friday's election, is looking into whether he should be in line to replace Blatter without going to another vote. The Jordanian Football Association said it is studying FIFA rules to see whether they allow for the possibility.

In South Korea, former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon said at a news conference that he will think about whether to run. UEFA president Michel Platini is considered a likely candidate.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 11:47AM

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah has gotten his first look at Belmont Park, jogging the mile-and-a-half around the huge oval with ease.

Trainer Bob Baffert was on hand for the exercise Wednesday morning and happy to get it over with.

Baffert says that "all I can do is get the horse ready the best I can."

Anerican Pharoah will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in Saturday's Belmont. The post position draw is later Wednesday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 11:43AM

UEFA has canceled a meeting in Berlin this weekend where member federations were to discuss ways of opposing a Sepp Blatter-led FIFA.

UEFA President Michel Platini says it is better to await developments after Blatter announced plans to resign.

Platini also noted the "unpredictable nature" of a U.S. federal investigation into corruption in world soccer.

He says "considering new information is revealed every day, I believe it is wiser to take time to assess the situation."

The 54 UEFA member federations were expected to meet on the sidelines of this weekend's Champions League final.

At least 10 UEFA members are thought to have voted for Blatter despite Platini urging the FIFA president to resign before the election last Friday.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 11:39AM

Interpol has put six men with ties to FIFA on its most wanted list, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and four executives on charges including racketeering and corruption.

The "Red Notices" announced Wednesday were for former FIFA vice president Jack Warner of Trinidad and former executive committee member Nicolas Leoz of Paraguay.

Others listed were Argentinians Alejandro Burzaco and brothers Hugo and Mariano Jinkis, who together are accused of paying more than $100 million in bribes for media and commercial rights to soccer tournaments; and Jose Margulies, a Brazilian broadcast executive.

The announcement from Interpol comes a day after Sepp Blatter announced he will step down as FIFA president amid the widening corruption scandal.

by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 11:38AM

Real Madrid has hired Rafa Benitez as its new coach to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti.

The Spanish team says the 55-year-old Benitez has agreed to a three-year contract.

Benitez, who began his coaching career in Madrid's youth academy, will return to the Spanish league where he led Valencia to two titles in 2002 and 2004 before joining Liverpool, where he won the 2005 Champions League.

Ancelotti guided Madrid to its 10th European Cup in 2014, but was let go after the team failed to win a major trophy this season.

Benitez is Madrid's eighth coach in 10 years. He will be tasked with ending Madrid's dismal record of one Spanish title in seven seasons despite counting on Cristiano Ronaldo and record revenues.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 11:36AM

The chairman of Football Federation Australia says bidding for the 2022 World Cup awarded to Qatar was not clean, explaining in an extraordinary open letter Wednesday how he felt Australia never had a chance to be given hosting rights.

The day after FIFA President Sepp Blatter announced he was resigning his post and would call a new election within nine months, FFA chairman Frank Lowy said "world football might just be at the dawn of a new era."

Lowy said that since December 2010, when Australia received just one vote in its World Cup bid for 2022, "I have nursed a bitter grievance ... we ran a clean bid. I know that others did not, and I have shared what I know with the authorities..."

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 11:35AM

Forward Max Bielfeldt will finish his college basketball career at Indiana after recently graduating from Michigan.

The 6-foot-8, 245-pound Illinois native made the announcement Tuesday night on his Twitter account.

Last season, the undersized Hoosiers lacked depth inside. Adding Bielfeldt should give Indiana more size and more experience on a front line that took another hit in May when starting forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea was booted off the team for what coach Tom Crean described as not meeting their "responsibilities to the program."

Bielfeldt will have one year of eligibility.

He played in 30 games with the Wolverines last season, starting three while averaging 5.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. In 69 career games with the Wolverines, he averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 5:11AM
The Twins still lead the AL Central by a half-game over Kansas City after Brandon Moss homered and Michael Brantley lined the go-ahead single in Cleveland's 2-1 win over the Royals. Carlos Carrasco allowed five hits over seven innings to win his third straight start and lead the Indians to their 11th victory in 14 games.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 5:08AM
Clay Buchholz yielded just three hits while striking out eight in eight innings of Boston's 1-0 win against Minnesota. Losing pitcher Mike Pelfrey had a shutout until Rusney Castillo slapped an RBI single in the seventh inning.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 5:03AM
Marcell Ozuna hit a go-ahead, three-run double in the fifth inning of Miami's 5-2 verdict over the Chicago Cubs. Giancarlo Stanton hit his 16th homer of the season and winning pitcher Brad Hand allowed two runs in six innings.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 4:59AM
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals played their second straight 1-0 game on Tuesday. This time, the Redbirds came away with a victory as Lance Lynn combined with two relievers on a seven-hitter.

Lynn evened his record at 4-4 by limiting the Brewers to five singles while striking out five in 7 2/3 innings. Mark Reynolds supplied one of the Cardinals' four hits, an RBI single in the second off hard-luck loser Tyler Cravy.

The Cards are a major league-best 34-18 and owners of a six-game lead in the National League Central.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 3 2015 4:48AM
Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg is heading to Chicago to replace Tom Thibodeau (THIH'-buh-doh) as coach of the Bulls. Hoiberg was long rumored as the replacement for Thibodeau, who was fired last week after five seasons.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 2 2015 5:05AM
Mike Fiers gave up four hits in six innings as Milwaukee blanked the Cardinals 1-0 in St. Louis. Carlos Gomez singled home the lone run in the first inning, just enough offense for the Cardinals to drop to 33-18.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 2 2015 5:01AM
The Belmont Stakes field is thinner after two horses dropped out, leaving seven rivals to face Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. Trainer Todd Pletcher says Carpe Diem won't run Saturday and will point toward the Haskell Invitational or Jim Dandy Stakes this summer. Trainer Ken McPeek withdrew The Truth or Else, who has an ankle issue and did not run in the Kentucky Derby or Preakness.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 2 2015 4:57AM
Jason Hammel, struck out 11 and allowed a run and five hits in 6 2/3 innings to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 triumph over the Marlins in Miami. Dexter Fowler was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant each hit RBI doubles to help the Cubs win their second straight since a 1-4 skid.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 1 2015 9:37AM
Defending champion Maria Sharapova has been ousted in the fourth round of the French Open, her earliest defeat at Roland Garros since 2010. The second seed was a 7-6, 6-4 loser against 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova, ending Sharapova's string of three straight trips to the finals. Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-been-yuh MOO'-guh-roo-sah) is in quarterfinals for the second consecutive year following a 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Flavia Pennetta.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 1 2015 7:14AM
Police have questioned a man who was flying a drone inside Citizens Bank Park during a Philadelphia Phillies game.

Authorities say Phillies staff first spotted the remote-controlled drone near the third-base gate on Sunday but it landed in a parking lot outside.

Team security director Sal DeAngelis tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the drone did not fly over the field or disrupt the game against the Colorado Rockies.

DeAngelis says the man cooperated and was released without being charged. His drone, which had a camera attached, was confiscated but will be returned. WPVI-TV reports Phillies security asked the man to erase images taken with the drone, citing intellectual property.

Federal Aviation Administration rules bar flying drones below 3,000 feet and within three miles of large baseball or football stadiums.

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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 1 2015 7:09AM
The Chicago Cubs beat Kansas City 2-1 on an RBI single by David Ross in the bottom of the 11th. The game-winning hit came after Dexter Fowler was thrown out at the plate by Royals left fielder Alex Gordon while trying to score on a single.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 1 2015 7:02AM
Jhonny Peralta provided the Cardinals' offense in a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, hitting a two-run homer and an RBI single. Carlos Martinez held the Dodgers to no runs and one hit in seven innings after wiping away tears during the team's pregame tribute to late teammate Oscar Taveras.
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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 1 2015 6:43AM
Jordan Knutson pitched into the eighth inning, helping Missouri State hold off Iowa 3-2 on Sunday night to advance to the Super Regionals for the first time since reaching the 2003 College World Series.

The Bears (48-10) extended the nation's longest winning streak to 19 games. Bryan Young got the final five outs, retiring Joel Booker on a flyout to end it with the tying run at second base.

Knutson (6-1) gave up two runs and three total hits in seven innings against Iowa (41-18).

Missouri State, the No. 8 national seed, will play Arkansas in the Super Regionals but might be on the road. The Bears play their home games at Hammons Field, the ballpark of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals, who are home next weekend.

Iowa starter Connor Grant (1-2) got just one out before being relieved by closer Nick Hibbing in the first.


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by KIX 101.1/ 1230 KFJB Sports Department posted Jun 1 2015 6:40AM
Jimmie Johnson continued his string of success at Dover International Speedway by winning the Fed-Ex 400, finishing just ahead of Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne (kayn). Johnson led the final 23 laps and became the fifth NASCAR driver with at least 10 Sprint Cup victories at the same track. He leads the circuit with four wins this year.
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