High School Football Friday Night…..
River Valley @ PV KpaySports app and KpaySports dot-com 7:30pm
Yuba City @ Chico High @ Chico State
Oroville @ Corning
Red Bluff @ Orland
Durham @ Colusa
East Nicolaus @ Pierce
Live Oak @ Gridley
The Chico State men’s and women’s soccer teams open CCAA play in San Diego this weekend. The Chico women, winners of three in a row will take on UCSD at 7pm tonight while the men, losers of two straight will take on the Tritons at 4:30pm.
Both squads are at San Marcos on Sunday with the women playing at 11:30am and the men at 2pm
The Chico State Volleyball team takes a 6-4 record into their conference opener tonight versus Cal State Los Angeles. Match begins at 7pm at Acker Gym. The Wildcats host Dominguez Hills at 7pm on Saturday.
The Chico State Cross Country teams are at the UC Riverside Invitational. Racing begins at 8am tomorrow morning.
The Butte College Roadrunner football team will help their school celebrate their 50-year anniversary by hosting Chabot College tomorrow at 1pm. Our pre game comes your way at 12:35pm with Mike Wessels on the call. You can listen to the game right here on the KpaySports.com and also on KpaySports app and AM-1290 KPAY.
(AP) — Baseball’s longest winning streak in 101 years continues.
The Indians have extended their American League-record winning streak, making it 22 straight with a 3-2 comeback over the Royals. Newcomer Jay Bruce won it with a double in the bottom of the 10th, one day after smacking a three-run homer.
Jose Ramirez led off the bottom of the 10th with his 50th double of the season before Bruce came through with his biggest hit since joining Cleveland from the Mets.
The Royals were one strike from a 2-1 victory when Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR’) lined an opposite-field double off the wall in left field, bringing home the tying run. Alex Gordon almost made a leaping catch at the fence to end the winning streak.
It’s the longest major league winning streak since the 1916 Giants won 26 in a row.
Checking out the other major league finals:
— Boston’s 6-2 win against Oakland keeps the Red Sox three games ahead of the second-place Yankees in the AL East. Andrew Benintendi had three hits and three RBIs to back Drew Pomeranz, who held the Athletics to one run and five hits over six innings. Pomeranz is tied for the league lead with 16 wins, joining teammate Chris Sale and Indians hurlers Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer.
— Aaron Judge crushed a pair of three-run homers and Gary Sanchez added his 31st round-tripper of the season as the Yankees ripped the Orioles, 13-5. Judge leads the American League with 43 home runs and is six away from tying Mark McGwire’s single-season rookie record set 30 years ago. Todd Frazier delivered a three-run shot while New York was scoring six times in the first inning.
— Chicago’s lead in the NL Central is three games over St. Louis and Milwaukee after Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo sparked the Cubs’ 14-hit attack in a 14-6 mauling of the Mets. Heyward belted a three-run homer and Rizzo was 3-for-4 with a solo shot and two RBIs. The Cubbies outscored the Mets 39-14 in a three-game sweep after the Brewers held them to just three runs in Milwaukee’s three-game sweep last weekend.
— A.J. Pollock drove in four runs for the second straight day and J.D. Martinez homered for the 10th time in 11 games to lead the Diamondbacks’ offense in a 7-0 shutout of Colorado. Zack Godley scattered five hits over eight innings to help Arizona open a five-game edge over the Rockies for the NL’s top wild-card spot with 15 games left. The Rockies lead Milwaukee and St. Louis by 2 1/2 games for the final wild-card slot.
— Luke Weaver allowed just an unearned run while tossing two-hit ball over six innings of the Cardinals’ 5-2 win over visiting Cincinnati. Tommy Pham homered, stole two bases and had two RBIs as the Redbirds won for the ninth time in 12 games. Jose Martinez added a go-ahead, two-run single.
— The Nationals were 5-2 winners over Atlanta as Tanner Roark (ROH’-ahrk) held the Braves to a pair of runs and four hits while striking out seven over six innings. Adrian Sanchez had a big two-run double in the sixth, a half-inning after Ozzie Albers hit a two-run homer to get the Braves within 3-2.
— The Astros’ magic number to win the West is down to three after Brad Peacock worked six innings and Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run double in a 5-2 win over the Angels. Peacock held Los Angeles to three hits, including Luis Valbuena’s solo homer. The outcome leaves the Angels three games behind Minnesota for the second AL wild-card berth.
— The Twins pulled out a 3-2 win over Toronto on Byron Buxton’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th. Jose Berrios was in line for his 13th win after pitching into the sixth, but the Blue Jays tied it on Justin Smoak’s ninth-inning blast.
— Kyle Seager collected three RBIs and Yonder Alonso lined a three-run double to lead the Mariners’ 10-4 romp over Texas. Seager blasted a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz added a solo shot to help Seattle pick up its third straight win and stay 3 ½ games out of an AL playoff spot. Cruz provided four of the Mariners’ 11 hits.
— Homers by Rhys Hoskins, Jorge Alfaro, Freddy Galvis and Cameron Perkins led the Phillies’ 10-0 rout of the Marlins. Hoskins is the fastest player in major league history with 18 home runs, doing it in just 34 games since his recall on Aug. 10.
— The White Sox enjoyed a laugher as Avisail Garcia went 5-for-5 with a career-high seven RBIs in a 17-7 assault on the Tigers. Yoan Moncada scored five times and had four of Chicago’s 25 hits.
Bosox, Indians fortify bullpen
UNDATED (AP) — Both the Indians and the Red Sox have activated a key member of their pitching staff.
Andrew Miller worked a scoreless inning Thursday after returning to the Indians’ active roster. Miller hadn’t pitched since Aug. 21, when he pulled himself from an appearance in Boston and went on the DL for the second time with tendinitis in his right knee. Miller has a 1.62 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings over 49 appearances this year.
The Red Sox have activated left-hander David Price and plan to use him out of the bullpen. Price went on the 10-day disabled list July 28 with an inflamed elbow. Manager John Farrell said Thursday that Price looked good in two simulated games.
Also in the majors:
— Houston outfielder Jake Marisnick could be out for the season after breaking his right thumb while sliding headfirst into second base on Wednesday. The team says Marisnick will need surgery and will be out six to eight weeks. He is batting .243 with 16 homers and 35 RBIs in 106 games for the Astros.
— Astros starting pitcher Mike Fiers (FY’-urz) was given a five-game suspension and an undisclosed fine from Major League Baseball for throwing a fastball over the head of Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Valbuena in retaliation Wednesday. Valbuena homered in his previous at-bat and angered Fiers by flipping his bat. Fiers has declined to appeal the suspension, a punishment that does nothing more than push back his next start and cost him some money.
Texans top Bengals
CINCINNATI (AP) — Deshaun Watson is 1-0 as an NFL starting quarterback.
Watson had a 49-yard touchdown run and accounted for 192 total yards as the Houston Texans earned a 13-9 win at Cincinnati. He was 15 of 24 for 125 yards and no interceptions while also running five times for 67 yards on his 22nd birthday.
Watson’s TD broke a 3-3 tie late in the first half. He also led a 13-play drive that ended with Ka’imi Fairbairn’s 42-yard field goal with 1:56 remaining.
The 1-1 Texans limited the Bengals to 295 total yards, including 82 on 24 carries. Houston finished the game without cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Kevin Johnson due to injuries.
The Bengals are still looking for their first touchdown of the season, settling for three field goals Thursday after being shut out by Baltimore last Sunday. Andy Dalton completed 20 of his 35 passes for 224 yards.
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Giants could have their top deep threat on the field for Monday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. practiced on a limited basis Thursday for the first time since spraining his left ankle more than three weeks ago. The three-time Pro Bowler took part in some individualized drills and followed that by participating in some team drills.
In other NFL news:
— The Ravens have placed running back Danny Woodhead on injured reserve with a hamstring injury suffered in the first quarter of Baltimore’s season-opening shutout of Cincinnati. Coach John Harbaugh said Woodhead would miss “multiple weeks” and would be a candidate to return later in the season.
— Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has a hamstring injury that has kept him out of practice, jeopardizing his availability for the upcoming game at Pittsburgh in a shortened week.
— Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin has a herniated disk in his back that likely will need season-ending surgery. Doctors have advised Mauldin to have surgery, but the linebacker will get a second opinion before making a decision.
Bruins sign Pastrnak to 6-year, $40 million deal
UNDATED (AP) — The Boston Bruins have signed forward David Pastrnak to a six-year contract worth $40 million.
The Czech native established career highs with 34 goals, 70 points and a plus-11 last season, three years after being taken in the first round of the NHL draft. Pastrnak has produced 59 goals and 123 points in 172 career games.
Also in the NHL:
— Capitals star Alex Ovechkin (oh-VHEHC’-kihn) has released a statement through the team expressing frustration about the league’s decision to skip the Olympics. The six-time NHL goal-scoring champ said he loves his Caps teammates as much as he loves his native Russia, adding that players should not have to be in position to make this choice. The league announced in April that it wouldn’t send players to South Korea this winter.
— Jets forward Bryan Little has agreed to a six-year, $31.7 million contract extension that will kick in next season. The 29-year-old Little had 21 goals and 26 assists in 59 games for the Jets last season.
— The Wild have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent left wing Marcus Foligno (foh-LEE’-noh) on a four-year, $11.5 million contract. The 26-year-old Foligno was acquired June 30 in a trade with the Sabres.
— Senators forward Clarke MacArthur has failed his training camp physical examination. MacArthur sustained a concussion during training camp last year and failed a baseline test in January before being activated in April. He helped Ottawa come within one victory of the Stanley Cup finals last spring, scoring three goals and nine points in 19 games.
— The Maple Leafs have re-signed free-agent defenseman Roman Polak to a professional tryout. The 31-year-old Polak suffered a serious leg injury during the playoffs after scoring four goals and 11 points in 75 regular-season games with the Leafs.
— The Blues say former defenseman Noel Picard (pih-KAHRD’) died last week at 78 following a long battle with cancer. Picard played six of his eight NHL seasons with St. Louis and is pictured in the famous shot of Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr flying through the air after scoring a Stanley Cup-winning goal in 1970.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Marc Leishman had 10 birdies in his opening round of 9-under 62 to grab a two-stroke lead in the BMW Championship.
The Australian ran off seven birdies in a nine-hole stretch in the middle of his round and matched his best score on the PGA Tour.
Jason Day was 7 under for his last 11 holes to close out a 7-under 64. Jamie Lovemark and Charley Hoffman also opened at 64, Jordan Spieth (speeth) had a bogey-free 65 and Phil Mickelson shot 66.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-VILLANOVA-BOOTH RETURNS
NCAA title game top scorer Booth returns healthy for Nova
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova guard Phil Booth is healthy and ready to play after missing almost all of last season with a knee injury.
Booth was the leading scorer in Villanova’s national championship victory over North Carolina. Booth’s knees have hurt for two years. But coach Jay Wright says his star guard is ready to go for his junior season.
CHAD CURTIX-SEX CHARGES
2 settle lawsuit against ex-MLB baseball player Chad Curtis
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two of four young women who alleged former Major League Baseball player Chad Curtis inappropriately touched them have settled a federal civil lawsuit against him.
Terms of the settlements weren’t included in court documents filed Thursday and damages are expected to be determined Oct. 12. Portions of the case against Curtis involving the other two young women are pending.
Earlier this year, all four women settled with Lakewood Public Schools and its board of education in western Michigan for $575,000.
The women allege Curtis inappropriately touched them when they attended Lakewood High in Barry County. He was a volunteer coach in the weight room. Curtis was convicted of criminal sexual conduct in 2013 and is in prison.
Curtis played for six teams, including the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.