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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

PART 2

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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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Baseball Returns To Wrigley As Cubs Seek Series Edge

By Chandler Guadagnin

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World Series baseball returns to Wrigley Field for the first time in 71 years tonight, as the Chicago Cubs will look to take advantage of what is sure to be a raucous crowd, seeking a 2-1 series advantage. To accomplish this, Chicago will look to righty Kyle Hendricks. The Cleveland Indians will look to silence the audience as they will hand the ball to their right handed Josh Tomlin.

In his last start in the Postseason, Game 6 of the NLCS, Hendricks bested a shaky Clayton Kershaw. Hendricks shutdown a potent Dodgers offense, going seven and a third shutout innings and allowing only two hits while walking no one.

It was more of the same for Tomlin in his last start. Against the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS, he went five and two thirds innings, allowing just one run on 3 hits; while walking two and striking out six, to help the Indians to a ALCS Game 2 victory.

With both starting pitchers being so dominant this postseason, it may well be that, the team to score first will claim Game 3. Another X factor will be the effectiveness of the bullpens; and, if it occurs, which ‘pen cracks first.

Chicago’s offense will be without a big bat in the middle of the order, as Kyle Schwarber has been held out of the Cubs lineup. Schwarber who has not played the outfield since his collision and subsequent injury on April 7th, has not been cleared by  the doctor to play the field tonight and will only be available to pinch hit in games 3, 4, and 5.

Catch all the action of historic game 3 from Wrigley Field at 5:00PM PT on Fox or listen via ESPN Radio. Be sure to log on to www.kpaysports.com following the final out for postgame analysis.

Statistics courtesy of www.baseball-reference.com

Header image text courtesy of www.cooltext.com

Chico State hoops on the road against LA and Dominguez Hills

The Chico State women continued their amazing run through the CCAA with a couple of big road wins in Southern California. The Wildcat women gutted out a 73-67 win over second-place Cal State Los Angeles on Friday night. The Cats got 16 points from Hannah Womack, including four three-pointers as the Cats beat their closest pursuers in the CCAA.

The Wildcats made several hustle plays that led to victory including this sequence late in the game….

This three-pointer from Womack on an in-bounds play underneath the Chico bucket would be the dagger Chico needed….

Chico would bounce back the next night and take on a solid and improving Cal State Dominguez Hills program. Former Chico State coach Molly Goodenbauer had her freshman laden team coming at Chico. The Wildcats led by 17 in the first half but saw the Toros whittle that lead to one late in the game. Chico got this big bucket from Jazmine Miller to go up three with under three minutes to play….

Chico would beat the Toros 70-63 and now sit at 13-1 overall and 9-1 in the CCAA. Wildcat senior Monnie Davidson-Mays would be named the CCAA Player of the Week after her strong offensive and defensive efforts for the Cats. The Cats have a two-game lead in the CCAA over Cal State Los Angeles and Cal Poly Pomona. The Cats will play Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay coming up this weekend at Acker Gym. The women will play at 5:30 on both nights with our pre-game on Newstalk 1290 KPAY at 5:06pm both nights.

 

It was not a great weekend for the Chico State men as they dropped a pair of road games in tough venues in LA. The Cats suffered their most debilitating loss both physically and mentally on Friday night losing to Cal State Los Angeles 54-53. The Cats not only lost the game, but they lost two starters in the final 5-plus minutes. Jason Conrad was hit hard going for a dunk and suffered a concussion and Amir Carraway pulled his hamstring.

The Cats got off to a great start jumping out to a 13-0 lead on LA. This Rashad Parker three made it look like it might be an easy night for the Cats…..

Defense led to some offense for the Cats late in the first half as the Wildcats would grab a nine-point lead right before the break…

But, Cal State LA would clamp down as it turned into the defensive struggle one would expect from two of the best defensive teams in the country. The Wildcats would have the lead, but seven missed free throws in the second half doomed the Wildcats as they found themselves in a tie game in the waning moments….

Chico had one last chance, but couldn’t take advantage of it as the clock expired…..

On Saturday the Wildcats would be missing three starters and it showed as they scored 3 points in the first 10 minutes of the game and were routed by Dominguez Hills 67-41. With the losses the Cats fall to 8-6 overall and 5-5 in the CCAA and fell into sixth place. The Cats welcome Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State East Bay to Acker Gym this weekend. Game time for the men is 7:30 on both Friday and Saturday nights.