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Butte stays perfect; Wildcats take down Toros in four sets

The Butte College Roadrunners stays perfect on the 2017 season a they knocked off Chabot College on a day when the Butte family celebrated their 50 year anniversary. The Roadrunners were 31-21 winners for the second straight weekend and go to 3-0 on the season.

The Chico State volleyball team got in the win column in CCAA play with a four-set victory over Dominguez Hills. The Wildcats are now 7-5 overall (1-1) in CCAA.

Today’s NFL schedule has the 49ers in Seattle taking on the Seahawks while the Raiders host the Jets.

(AP) — Clemson moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, jumping Oklahoma and closing in on Alabama after beating a team ranked in the Top 15 for the second straight week.

The Tigers received 15 first-place votes, the most the defending national champions have received this season, and 1,446 points Sunday after beating Louisville 47-21 on the road. Alabama remains No. 1 with 45 first-place votes and 1,504 points.

Oklahoma slipped one spot to No. 3. The Sooners received the remaining first-place vote.

Penn State moved up a spot to No. 4, flip-flopping with No. 5 Southern California. Oklahoma State rose three spots to No. 6, its best ranking since late in the 2013 season.

Washington is No. 7 and three Big Ten teams round out the top 10: Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State.

MLB-CUBS-CONTRERAS

Cubs C Contreras serves suspension against Cardinals

UNDATED (AP) — Cubs catcher Willson Contreras’ two-game suspension for his argument with umpire Jordan Baker has been reduced to one game, and he served the penalty in the finale of their weekend series against the Cardinals.

Contreras and pitcher John Lackey were ejected in the fifth inning of Friday’s 8-2 win. Contreras threw down his mask in anger after he was thrown out, and it bounced up and hit Baker’s leg.

Contreras and Lackey also were fined by Major League Baseball. Contreras appealed the punishment.

Alex Avila replaced Contreras at catcher for Sunday’s game. Contreras had started each of the last two games behind the plate.

NFL-IRMA

Week 2 in the NFL starts with Irma ceremonies

UNDATED (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers began their games Sunday with tributes to those affected by Hurricane Irma.

Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., who grew up in St. Petersburg and played at the University of Florida, carried the state flag onto field.

The Jaguars and first responders held a giant American flag during the national anthem.

Both teams and the Miami Dolphins, who play at the Los Angeles Chargers, wore “ONE FLORIDA” decals on their helmets.

LPGA-EVIAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Nordqvist beats Altomare in playoff to win Evian major

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Anna Nordqvist beat unheralded American Brittany Altomare in a playoff under driving rain and hail at the first extra hole to win the Evian Championship on Sunday.

Nordqvist sank a 4-foot putt for bogey 5 on the soaked 18th hole while 102nd-ranked Altomare had a six.

The 30-year-old Swede earned $547,500 for winning her first major since the 2009 LPGA Championship. Her victory ensured 10 different major winners in the last two seasons.

Nordqvist and Altomare both shot 66 for 9-under totals of 204. It was a 54-hole event after weather-affected play Thursday was scrapped.

Second-round leader Moriya Jutanugarn (juh-TAN’-uh-garn) of Thailand and two-time major winner Lydia Ko of New Zealand fell out of the playoff by dropping shots on the 18th.

TENNIS-DAVIS CUP

Tsonga sends France into Davis Cup final

LILLE, France (AP) — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wrapped up a Davis Cup semifinal victory for France against Serbia by defeating Dusan Lajovic 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (5), 6-2 on Sunday.

France reached an unassailable 3-1 lead and will face either Belgium or 28-time champion Australia in the final. The Australians led 2-1 in Brussels before Sunday’s reverse singles.

France qualified for its first final since losing to Switzerland in the title match three years ago.

F1-SINGAPORE GP

Hamilton wins Singapore GP as title rival Vettel crashes

SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton has won the Singapore Grand Prix and extended his championship lead on Sunday, while title rival Sebastian Vettel lost huge ground after crashing out on the first lap.

Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo prevented a Mercedes 1-2 by finishing ahead of Valtteri Bottas, who placed third.

Vettel can have little complaint as he seemed to cause the first-turn mayhem, despite starting from pole position. The crash caused a domino effect, taking out his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and McLaren’s Fernando Alonso.

Having started from fifth, on one of the toughest tracks in Formula One for overtaking, Hamilton could not believe his luck. The field opened up perfectly for the British driver to seal his third straight win, seventh of the season and 60th overall.

He now has a commanding 28-point lead over Vettel with just six races remaining.

 

High School Football for Week 3; Indians continue record streak

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.

MLB-NEWS

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.

NFL-TEXANS/BENGALS

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.

NFL-NEWS

Beckham practices

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.

NHL-NEWS

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.

PGA-BMW Championship

Leishman leads

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.

 

High School Football start times pushed back because of heat and smoke

Numerous high school football games are being pushed back on Friday because of the scorching temperatures expected all day Friday. Making matters worse are  the fires that are choking the valley making the air quality dangerous.

Despite the unhealthy conditions there does not appear to be any plans to cancel or postpone the Friday night games. The only game that is being postponed is Trinity versus Arcata. That game has been moved to Saturday afternoon in McKinleyville.

Tonight’s High School Football Game of the Week features  Live Oak versus Durham. We will have the game at 8:30pm tonight and we will also bring you high school football on Saturday night as the Oroville Tigers host the Paradise Bobcats. That game will also come your way at 8:30pm on the KpaySports app and right here on KpaySports.com

photo courtesy Cal Fire

PONDEROSA FIRE: 2500 ACRES BURNED, HOMES DESTROYED, NO CONTAINMENT

Ponderosa Fire Incident Information:
Last Updated: August 30, 2017 6:05 am
Date/Time Started: August 29, 2017 1:16 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE/Butte County Fire
County: Butte County
Location: Ponderosa way and Lumpkin road, 2 miles NW of Forbestown
Acres Burned – Containment: 2500 acres
Evacuations: Immediate Evacuation Order: Lumpkin Road from Forbestown Road to Station 51 and all connecting roads.

Evacuation Warning: Lumpkin Rd from The Enterprise Bridge to Lake View Terrace. All roads/areas within the perimeter of these boundries:
(North West) Bald Rock Road at Catella
(South West) Big Ridge Road to Oro Quincy Hwy, Including Little Ridge Road
(South East) Bean Creek at Eckards Lane
(North East) Bald Rock Road to Enumclaw Road
Long/Lat: -121.30209/39.57701
Phone Numbers (530) 538-7826 (Ponderosa Fire Information Line )

IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER AS PONDEROSA FIRE RAGES…..

The #PonderosaFire is now at  600 acres. ZERO percent containment. Immediate Evacuation order is from #PonderosaFire (Update) Immediate Evacuation Lumpkin Rd from Forbestown Rd to The community of Feather Falls.

Cal Fire aggressively attacking the fire with ground support and air tankers. Emergency officials urging those in the fires path to heed the evacuation orders.

 

Sanchez wins Colts punter job; Harvey continues to wreak havoc

Former Hamilton High and Butte College Roadrunner punter Rigoberto Sanchez has won the job with the Indianapolis Colts.

Sanchez beat out Jeff Locke who had signed at two-year deal in the off-season. Sanchez says the timing of the decision was a surprise but Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said Sanchez, “clearly won the job.”

Sanchez was an undrafted free agent who played at the University of Hawaii after a two-year stint with the Roadrunners.

Sanchez becomes the third local product and Butte College Roadrunner to be on an NFL roster, joining the Packers Aaron Rodgers and former Pleasant Valley Viking and current Dallas Cowboy Geoff Swaim.

(AP) — Corey Kluber outpitched Luis Severino in a marquee matchup of All-Stars, and slumping Jose Ramirez homered twice to power the Cleveland Indians past the New York Yankees 6-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight victory.

Carlos Santana hit a tiebreaking homer off Severino in the seventh inning and Austin Jackson also went deep for the AL Central leaders, who increased their cushion to seven games over idle Minnesota.

Coming off three consecutive shutouts in a sweep of Kansas City, the defending AL champions ran their scoreless streak to 30 innings before Chase Headley homered against Kluber (13-4) leading off the third. The 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner went eight innings and allowed only three hits, rebounding from a loss to Boston last week that ended a five-game winning streak and marked his first defeat since July 4.

Kluber struck out seven and walked one as the Indians (74-56) won for the 14th time in 18 games.

In other games:

– Toronto relievers surrendered four earned runs on five hits, including a two-run homer to Christian Vazquez, as the Boston Red Sox edged the Blue Jays 6-5. Vazquez hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning as the Red Sox snapped a four-game losing streak. Boston’s AL East lead goes back to 3 1/2 games over the New York Yankees.

—Rhys Hoskins ended his homer streak but did drive in the go-ahead run with a sixth-inning double, Aaron Nola pitched seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1. Cameron Rupp homered for the Phillies, who have connected in 10 straight games and totaled 21 homers over that stretch.

—Jayson Werth returned from a long injury layoff to hit a 2-run home run to lead the Washington Nationals to an 11-2 victory over the visiting Miami Marlins. Miami trailed the Nationals by 12 games coming into Monday night’s game, and lost a chance to close the margin in the NL East Division. Righthander Max Scherzer, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, got his 13th win of the season, also returning from an injury.

—Adam Jones hit a milestone home run, Wellington Castillo had three hits and two RBIs and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 for their fifth straight victory. Baltimore jumped past Seattle (66-66) to within 1 ½ games of idle Minnesota for the final AL wild-card spot. Jones’ solo home run in the fifth inning gave him 25 for an Orioles-record seventh consecutive season.

—The Kansas City Royals extended their scoreless streak to an AL record-tying 43 innings, getting shut out for a fourth straight game in a 12-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The Royals haven’t scored since the second inning of a 3-2 loss to Colorado last Thursday. Austin Pruitt (7-4) pitched six one-run innings for Tampa Bay, and Matt Andriese allowed one more hit while getting a three-inning save, his first this season.

—Mike Montgomery pitched six-hit ball into the eighth inning and helped himself at the plate, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Montgomery (5-6) struck out four and walked none in his second start since he was inserted into the rotation after Jon Lester was placed on the 10-day disabled list. The left-hander was pulled after Jordy Mercer snapped his 17 1/3-inning scoreless streak with a leadoff homer in the eighth.

— Nicholas Castellanos had three hits, including a two-run triple, and Jordan Zimmermann rebounded from early trouble to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Monday night. The Rockies stranded 11 baserunners as they began a nine-game homestand. Their lead for the second NL wild-card spot dwindled to three games over idle Milwaukee.

— Andrew Heaney struck out a career-high 10, Martin Maldonado had three hits and scored twice and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1. Heaney (1-0), making his third start since Tommy John surgery, struck out the side in the first and the sixth innings. He had his best outing since the surgery.

— Jeff Samardzija allowed just three singles in pitching his first shutout since 2015, and Brandon Crawford and Joe Panik homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-0 victory over the San Diego Padres. The former Notre Dame wide receiver struck out five and walked none.

HARVEY-SPORTS

Flooding forces Astros, Texans to move home games

HOUSTON (AP) — Hurricane Harvey has forced both the Houston Astros and Houston Texans to play home games miles away from the flood-stricken city with players wondering when they will be able to come back.

The Astros will play a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, this week, starting Tuesday, and the Texans will wrap up their preseason schedule against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington instead of NRG Stadium.

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph said it’s difficult to concentrate on his game “and then think about your family that’s back home when there’s constantly updates going on around the clock about things that are going on back in your hometown.”

Both the Astros and Rangers flew to Dallas after games in California on Sunday to await news of where the series would be held.

BILLS-WENNING

AP Source: Bills to sign Wenning to plug banged-up QB spot

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign Keith Wenning to address their injury-depleted quarterback position entering their final preseason game.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday because the Bills have not yet announced the deal first reported by ESPN.com.

Buffalo turned to Wenning because starter Tyrod Taylor and third-stringer T.J. Yates are both being evaluated for concussions suffered Saturday in a 13-9 preseason loss at Baltimore. The injuries left the Bills with fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman as the only quarterback available for their preseason finale against Detroit on Thursday.

The 26-year-old Wenning has yet to play in an NFL game since being selected by Baltimore in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. He was signed by the New York Giants late last season before being cut in May.

ALABAMA PLAYER SHOT

Coach says Alabama defensive lineman Davis was shot in leg

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says defensive lineman Raekwon Davis has been released from the hospital.

Davis was shot in the right leg outside a Tuscaloosa bar early Sunday morning. Saban said Monday he’s getting treatment and is “day to day” for Saturday’s opener for the top-ranked Crimson Tide against No. 3 Florida State.

Saban says he’s not happy about them being out that late but that “it doesn’t seem like our players were guilty of anything other than being out late.”

The 6-foot-7, 306-pound Davis is battling with Joshua Frazier for a starting defensive end spot. He played in seven games as a freshman.

A Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s spokesman said Sunday that a 20-year-old was shot in the right leg Sunday morning and a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to AP that Davis was the victim.

JERSEY RETIREMENTS

Number retirements for Rangers’ Ratelle, Flyers’ Lindros

UNDATED (AP) — New York Rangers Hall of Famer Jean Ratelle will finally get his No. 19 raised to the rafters at Madison Square Garden, the same season Eric Lindros will have his No. 88 retired by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Lindros will be honored by the Flyers before their Jan. 18 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ratelle will have his night Feb. 25 before the Rangers face the Detroit Red Wings.

Ratelle, who played parts of 16 of his 21 NHL seasons with the Rangers, entered the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985 and is second on their franchise goals list with 336 and third in assists with 481 and points with 817. Lindros is the sixth Flyers player to have his number retired after Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, Barry Ashbee, Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke.

BILLS-CHIEFS TRADE

Bill trade linebacker Ragland to Chiefs for a fourth round draft pick

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Linebacker Reggie Ragland will get a fresh start in Kansas City after the Chiefs acquired the second-year player in a trade with the Buffalo Bills.

In exchange, the Bills acquired a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft.

The Chiefs land a player with the potential of being an upgrade for Josh Mauga, who was released earlier in the day. Ragland also gets a chance to play in a three-lineman, four-linebacker-styled defense, which he was accustomed to at Alabama.

For the Bills, they cut ties with a 2016 second-round draft pick who was in jeopardy of being cut this weekend when teams establish their 53-player roster. The Bills drafted Ragland because he was considered an ideal fit in former coach Rex Ryan’s defense. That changed when Ryan was fired and replaced by Sean McDermott, who prefers a 4-3 system.

Ragland missed all of last season after tearing a ligament in his left knee during training camp.

OBIT-JUD HEATHCOTE

Former Michigan State coach Jud Heathcote dies at 90

UNDATED (AP) — Jud Heathcote, who led Michigan State and Magic Johnson to the 1979 NCAA championship, has died. He was 90.

The school says Heathcote died Monday in Spokane, Washington.

Spartans coach Tom Izzo was hired by Heathcote and was promoted to replace him when he retired in 1995.

Heathcote won three Big Ten titles and appeared in nine NCAA tournaments during his 19-year career at Michigan State. He got his start as a head coach in college at Montana in 1971.

Izzo says the basketball world is a sadder place because of his mentor’s death, adding no one cared more about the welfare of the game than Heathcote. Izzo helped the Spartans win their second NCAA basketball title in 2000 and often leaned on Heathcote for advice, counsel and humor.

STETSON FOOTBALL PLAYER DIES

Player collapses, dies during football practice in Florida

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A sophomore from Georgia collapsed and died during football practice at a Florida university.

Stetson University officials say that 19-year-old Nicholas Adam Blakely collapsed during a Monday evening practice. The accounting major from Lawrenceville, Georgia, was the sidelines when he complained of not feeling well. He collapsed and was taken to Florida Hospital Deland, where he died.

The university says Coach Roger Hughes broke the news to his team and counselors are on hand to help them deal with their loss.

Blakely was a defensive back who was redshirted last season and never played in a college football game. The team was preparing for its season opener at Sacred Heart University on Saturday in Connecticut.

US OPEN-TRUMP’S SUITE

Trump Organization gives up US Open suite, but wants it back

NEW YORK (AP) — Do not look for President Donald Trump to show up at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, for a change.

U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said that the Trump Organization suspended its suite agreement at the U.S. Open, which began Monday, while Trump is in the White House — but wants to renew it when he is out of office.

Widmaier told The Associated Press: “Following Donald Trump’s election, we were approached by the Trump Organization.”

He said the Open officials were asked to suspend the suite agreement but added that “they also asked that at the conclusion of his presidency, would we agree to re-engage with them on their traditional suite.” He said the suite would be renewed.

Widmaier said that particular suite, which is adjacent to the television broadcasting booth in Arthur Ashe Stadium, would be sold on at most a one-year basis and “there will be no long-term agreement” with anyone else.

 

Old-fashioned baseball brawl between Yanks and Tigers……

(AP) — The Yankees and Tigers were engaged in a real slugfest this afternoon, and in more ways than one.

Detroit’s 10-6 win over New York included three bench-clearing altercations that included the ejections of five players, both managers and a coach.

Tempers began to flare in the sixth inning after Yankees reliever Tommy Kahnle (KAHN’-lee) threw a brushback pitch to Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, leading to the ejections of Kahnle and Yanks manager Joe Girardi. Play was about to resume when Cabrera and Yankees catcher Austin Romine got into an argument that escalated into a wrestling match that caused both dugouts to empty. Cabrera and Romine were tossed from the game.

The next benches-clearing incident came after New York’s Dellin Betances (beh-TAN’-sehs) drilled Detroit catcher James McCann in the helmet with a pitch in the seventh inning. Betances and Yankees coach Rob Thompson were ejected.

One inning later, Tigers reliever Alex Wilson and manager Brad Ausmus were thrown out after Wilson hit Todd Frazier around the thigh with a pitch. The benches cleared for a third time, although the Cabrera-Romine fight was as nasty as things got.

Oh, and there also was some conventional baseball hitting. Jose Iglesias smacked a tiebreaking, a three-run double in the seventh, a half-inning after the Tigers blew a 6-3 lead. Iglesias was 3-for-3 with four RBIs to help Detroit salvage the series finale.

Justin Upton and James McCann homered for the Tigers, while Yankees slugger Gary Sanchez went deep for the fourth time in the series.

The loss leaves the Yankees five games behind the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox, who are taking on the Indians in Cleveland tonight.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Robbie Ray was a winner in his first game since being hit in the head by a line drive last month, fanning 10 and allowing a run and just two hits over five innings to lead Arizona past the Mets, 3-2. Ray suffered a concussion when hit by a 108-mph line drive against St. Louis last month. The Diamondbacks took three of four from New York, leaving them a half-game ahead of the Rockies for the first NL wild-card berth.

— Colorado kept pace by beating the Royals, 3-2 on Pat Valaika’s (vah-LAY’-kahz) two-run homer in the eighth inning. Greg Holland finished for his 36th save, one night after he served up a three-run, walk-off homer to former teammate Eric Hosmer. The Rockies ended a four-game skid and won for just the fifth time in their last 17 games.

— Alex Cobb combined with four relievers on a six-hitter in the Rays’ 2-0 shutout of the Blue Jays. Cobb started for the first time in 19 days and was taken out of the game in the fifth inning after throwing 94 pitches. Center fielder Kevin Kiermaier made a pair of spectacular catches for the Rays, who also caught a break when Josh Donaldson’s two-run double became a foul ball through a video challenge.

— Giancarlo Stanton slammed his major league-leading 47th home run and the Marlins overcame an 8-3 deficit in a 9-8 downing of the Phillies. J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) provided the tiebreaking, sacrifice fly in the eighth, two innings after knotting the score with a two-run, inside-the-park home run. A.J. Ellis and Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) also homered for Miami.

MLB-NEWS

More bad news for Mets

UNDATED (AP) — The stumbling Mets will be spending some time without their best hitter after unloading four of their top regulars.

Outfield Michael Conforto dislocated his left shoulder while swinging at a pitch in the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks. He is hitting .279 with 27 home runs and 68 RBIs this year.

In other major league news:

— Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will begin a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Fresno. Correa has been out since July 17 following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.

— The Twins have put catcher Jason Castro on the seven-day concussion list and recalled outfielder Zack Granite. Castro took three foul balls off his face mask in Wednesday night’s 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

NBA-SPURS-GINOBILI

Ginobili staying with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Manu Ginobili (MAN’-oo zhih-NOH’-blee) still isn’t ready to quit.

The Spurs have re-signed the 40-year-old Argentine to a one-year package.

Ginobili will become the eighth player in NBA history to spend his entire career with one team and play at least 16 seasons. He averaged 7.5 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 69 games last season

NFL-NEWS

Elliott expected to play Saturday

UNDATED (AP) — Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is likely to make his preseason debut Saturday against Oakland.

The game is expected to be his only action before the 2016 NFL rushing leader begins a suspension for a domestic violence incident.

Elliott has appealed the six-game suspension he received after the NFL concluded he used physical force against his girlfriend at the time last summer in Columbus, Ohio. The appeal is scheduled for next week.

Checking out other NFL news:

— Texans receiver Jaelen Strong has been suspended without pay for the team’s season opener for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The punishment comes after Strong was arrested for possession of marijuana in Arizona in February 2016.

— Bills running back LeSean McCoy has chimed in on Colin Kaepernick’s (KAP’-ur-nihks) inability to sign a contract with a new team. McCoy says he believes one reason teams haven’t signed the quarterback is because he represents too much of a distraction for a player who would likely be a backup. Kaepernick remains unsigned and received criticism for refusing to stand for the national anthem.

— Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall said he’s considering reviving his take-a-knee protest during the national anthem. Marshall was prepared to focus solely on football this season after being was one of the first NFL players last year to follow the lead of Kaepernick. But in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Marshall indicated this week that several players are considering doing so prior to kickoff Saturday night against Green Bay.

— The Cardinals received a visit Thursday from Ariz. Sen. John McCain during the team’s final workout at University of Phoenix Stadium. McCain chatted with team officials and players just a week after he completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy treatment for brain cancer.

— Former Packers running back Ahman Green has pleaded not guilty to child abuse charges. The 40-year-old Green is accused of striking his teenage daughter in the head in a dispute over household chores in June at his Green Bay area home.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-FLORIDA-ARRESTS

Freshmen Gators cited for marijuana possession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida freshman football players have been cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Receiver James Robinson and linebacker Ventrell Miller were cited for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana early Monday. Miller is one of seven players under indefinite suspension for misusing university funds.

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

Mexico moves on

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mexico has advanced to the international championship game in the Little League World Series.

Mexico stayed alive in the tournament by beating British Columbia, 6-2. That sets up a Saturday matchup between Mexico and Tokyo.

Fairfield, Connecticut, takes on Lufkin, Texas, tonight, with the winner advancing to the U.S. title game against Greenville, N.C.

 

Let the Second Season Commence…..

It was a record-setting regular season for the Chico State baseball team notching 41 against only 8 defeats and now the Cats enter the most important time of the year, the post-season.

Chico opens CCAA Tournament play against Cal State Los Angeles. The Wildcats swept the Golden Eagles in mid-April at Nettleton Stadium beating LA 11-8, 7-1 and 8-1 . LA is playing better baseball having won 6-of-their-last-7 after losing 8 in a row.

Chico sends CCAA Pitcher of the Year and Newcomer of the Year Casey Costello to the hill this morning. Costello led the nation in wins with 12 and notched a glittering 2.05 ERA.

Listen on the LISTEN LIVE tab at 11am to Chico State post-season baseball……

High School Football Playoff Semifinal Preview !!!

PART 1

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DIVISION II

Enterprise @ Paradise and Shasta @ PV

DIVISION III

West Valley @ Sutter and Anderson @ Lassen

DIVISION IV

Colusa @ East Nicolaus and Durham @ Willows

DIVISION V

Chester @ Biggs and Fall River @ Quincy

DIVISION VI SECTION TITLE GAME

Butte Valley @ Big Valley

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High School Football Show November 2, 2016

Sorry for the bit of a delay but here is this week’s show. Great match-ups in the final Friday of the regular season as the playoffs approach.

Our panel breaks down some of the great match-ups and also looks at playoff points.

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PART TWO

 

 

*We will be at The Farm on Friday night bringing you the East Nicolaus (9-0) versus Durham (8-1) match-up. You can listen RIGHT HERE at 7:25pm and also on the KpaySports app on your mobile device……

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