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Published August 27 2012

Scoreboard

Baseball

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

American Association

Central Division

W L Pct. GB

z-Wichita 55 39 .585 —

Kansas City 47 46 .505 7½

Gary 46 47 .495 8½

Sioux City 41 52 .441 13½

Lincoln 39 54 .419 15½

North Division

W L Pct. GB

z-Fargo-Moorhead 61 32 .656 —

Winnipeg 53 40 .570 8

St. Paul 50 43 .538 11

Sioux Falls 42 51 .452 19

South Division

W L Pct. GB

Laredo 50 43 .538 —

Grand Prairie 48 46 .511 2½

Amarillo 44 49 .473 6

El Paso 44 49 .473 6

z-clinched playoff spot

Monday

Wichita 1, El Paso 0, 1st game

Winnipeg 4, St. Paul 0

Wichita 4, El Paso 1, 2nd game

Today

Lincoln at Quebec, 6:05 p.m.

Sioux City at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Laredo at Fargo-Moorhead, 7:02 p.m.

El Paso at Wichita, 7:05 p.m.

Sioux Falls at Grand Prairie, 7:05 p.m.

Kansas City at Amarillo, 7:05 p.m.

St. Paul at Gary, 7:10 p.m.

football

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

NFL preseason

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

New England 1 2 0 .333 52 63

N.Y. Jets 0 3 0 .000 21 60

Buffalo 0 3 0 .000 27 81

Miami 0 3 0 .000 30 66

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Houston 2 1 0 .667 73 56

Jacksonville 2 1 0 .667 76 103

Tennessee 2 1 0 .667 79 61

Indianapolis 1 2 0 .333 79 59

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Baltimore 2 1 0 .667 91 61

Cincinnati 2 1 0 .667 54 52

Cleveland 2 1 0 .667 64 54

Pittsburgh 2 1 0 .667 87 55

West

W L T Pct PF PA

San Diego 3 0 0 1.000 61 43

Denver 1 2 0 .333 65 62

Kansas City 1 2 0 .333 58 92

Oakland 1 2 0 .333 58 54

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East

W L T Pct PF PA

Philadelphia 3 0 0 1.000 78 50

Dallas 2 1 0 .667 43 47

Washington 2 1 0 .667 68 56

N.Y. Giants 1 2 0 .333 74 55

South

W L T Pct PF PA

Tampa Bay 2 1 0 .667 57 65

Carolina 2 1 0 .667 53 55

New Orleans 2 2 0 .500 81 71

Atlanta 1 2 0 .333 59 61

North

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 2 1 0 .667 56 79

Detroit 1 2 0 .333 64 62

Green Bay 1 2 0 .333 50 69

Minnesota 1 2 0 .333 52 43

West

W L T Pct PF PA

Seattle 3 0 0 1.000 101 41

San Francisco 2 1 0 .667 55 50

St. Louis 1 2 0 .333 53 75

Arizona 1 3 0 .250 85 103

Sunday

San Francisco 29, Denver 24

Carolina 17, N.Y. Jets 12

Wednesday

Tampa Bay at Washington, 6 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Giants, 6 p.m.

Miami at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

Atlanta at Jacksonville, 5:30 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia, 5:35 p.m.

Minnesota at Houston, 6 p.m.

Baltimore at St. Louis, 6 p.m.

Kansas City at Green Bay, 6 p.m.

New Orleans at Tennessee, 6 p.m.

Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 6 p.m.

Buffalo at Detroit, 6 p.m.

Chicago at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m.

Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m.

Oakland at Seattle, 9 p.m.

San Diego at San Francisco, 9:05 p.m.

Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m.

High school

North Dakota

Polls

Class 2A

Team (first-place votes) W L Pts

1. Grafton (8) 1 0 42

2. Fargo Shanley (1) 0 1 32

3. Beulah 1 0 27

4. Carrington (1) 0 0 22

5. Minot Ryan 1 0 16

Also receiving votes: Wahpeton (1-0) 7, Dickinson Trinity (1-0) 3, Bottineau (2-0) 1.

Class 3A

Team (first-place votes) W L Pts

1. Bismarck (11) 1 0 55

2. Fargo South 1 0 43

3. Minot 1 0 33

4. G.F. Red River 1 0 17

5. Century 0 1 12

Also receiving votes: Fargo Davies (1-0) 3, Dickinson (1-0) 2.

Basketball

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

WNBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB

Connecticut 17 6 .739 —

Indiana 14 8 .636 2½

Atlanta 12 12 .500 5½

Chicago 9 14 .391 8

New York 9 15 .375 8½

Washington 5 18 .217 12

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB

x-Minnesota 19 4 .826 —

x-Los Angeles 19 6 .760 1

San Antonio 17 6 .739 2

Seattle 11 13 .458 8½

Phoenix 4 19 .174 15

Tulsa 4 19 .174 15

x-clinched playoff spot

Monday

No games scheduled

Today

Tulsa at Atlanta, 6 p.m.

Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m.

Connecticut at Chicago, 7 p.m.

San Antonio at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Tennis

D

Professional

Results Monday

U.S. Open

At New York

Singles

Men

First Round

Kei Nishikori (17), Japan, def. Guido Andreozzi, Argentina, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

James Blake, United States, def. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, 7-5, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Marcel Granollers (24), Spain, def. Denis Kudla, United States, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (2).

Andy Murray (3), Britain, def. Alex Bogomolov Jr., Russia, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.

Jack Sock, United States, def. Florian Mayer (22), Germany, 6-3, 6-2, 3-2, retired.

Ivan Dodig, Croatia, def. Hiroki Moriya, Japan, 6-0, 6-1, 6-2.

Tim Smyczek, United States, def. Bobby Reynolds, United States, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4.

Nikolay Davydenko, Russia, def. Guido Pella, Argentina, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Albert Ramos, Spain, def. Robby Ginepri, United States, 6-7 (3), 7-5, 6-4, 6-0.

Jeremy Chardy (32), France, def. Filippo Volandri, Italy, 6-3, 6-4, 6-3.

Paul-Henri Mathieu, France, def. Igor Andreev, Russia, 2-6, 4-6, 7-6 (1), 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Matthew Ebden, Australia, def. Tatsuma Ito, Japan, 7-6 (9), 6-3, 6-2.

Daniel Brands, Germany, def. Adrian Ungur, Romania, 7-6 (4), 6-4, 7-6 (5).

Fernando Verdasco (25), Spain, def. Rui Machado, Portugal, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4.

Flavio Cipolla, Italy, def. Blaz Kavcic, Slovenia, 6-4, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3.

Mardy Fish (23), United States, def. Go Soeda, Japan, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2), 6-3.

Bjorn Phau, Germany, def. Maxime Authom, Belgium, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5)

Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, Spain, vs. Somdev Devvarman, India

Women

First Round

Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, def. Stephanie Foretz Gacon, France, 6-2, 6-0.

Sam Stosur (7), Australia, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-1, 6-1.

Casey Dellacqua, Australia, def. Lesia Tsurenko, Ukraine, 6-2, 6-3.

Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic, def. Anabel Medina Garrigues (27), Spain, 6-3, 6-3.

Marion Bartoli (11), France, def. Jamie Hampton, United States, 6-3, 7-6 (5).

Li Na (9), China, def. Heather Watson, Britain, 6-2, 6-3.

Kristyna Pliskova, Czech Republic, def. Julia Goerges (18), Germany, 7-6 (4), 6-1.

Nadia Petrova (19), Russia, def. Jarmila Gajdosova, Australia, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Sorana Cirstea, Romania, def. Sabine Lisicki (16), Germany, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Aleksandra Wozniak, Canada, def. Alexandra Cadantu, Romania, 6-0, 6-3.

Mandy Minella, Luxembourg, def. Olivia Rogowska, Australia, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

Romina Oprandi, Switzerland, def. Andrea Petkovic, Germany, 6-2, 7-5.

Lucie Safarova (15), Czech Republic, def. Melanie Oudin, United States, 6-4, 6-0.

Simona Halep, Romania, def. Iveta Benesova, Czech Republic, 7-5, 7-6 (5).

Varvara Lepchenko (31), United States, def. Mathilde Johansson, France, 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.

Maria Sharapova (3), Russia, def. Melinda Czink, Hungary, 6-2, 6-2.

Lourdes Dominguez Lino, Spain, def. Sesil Karatantcheva, Kazakhstan, 6-4, 6-1.

Mallory Burdette, United States, def. Timea Bacsinszky, Switzerland, 6-4, 6-3.

Edina Gallovits-Hall, Romania, def. Stefanie Voegele, Switzerland, 7-5, 6-4.

Petra Kvitova (5), Czech Republic, def. Polona Hercog, Slovenia, 7-6 (6), 6-1.

Yanina Wickmayer (25), Belgium, def. Julia Glushko, Israel, 7-5, 6-2.

Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, def. Julia Cohen, United States, 6-3, 6-0.

Kim Clijsters (23), Belgium, def. Victoria Duval, United States, 6-3, 6-1.

Alize Cornet, France, def. Nicole Gibbs, United States, 7-5, 6-3.

Laura Robson, Britain, def. Samantha Crawford, United States, 6-3, 7-6 (6).

Zheng Jie (28), China, def. Virginie Razzano, France, 4-6, 6-2, retired.

Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. Alexandra Panova, Russia, 6-0, 6-1

Golf

D

Area

Results Monday

Red River Valley Senior Tour

At Fertile, Minn.

Flight 1: 1, Bill Colpitts, Moorhead, 67. 2 (tie), Kenneth Crowell, Moorhead; Dick Anderson, West Fargo, 70.

Flight 2: 1(tie), David Brunsvold, Fargo; Gerold Grieger, Fargo, 68. 3, Ken Aldridge, Grand Prairie, Texas, 69.

Flight 3: 1, Bob Rausch, Fargo, 71. 2 (tie), Jerry Fugere, Moorhead; John Lavoy, Naytahwaush, Minn.; Duane Silseth, Fargo, 72.

Flight 4: 1 (tie), Tim Langberg, Glyndon, Minn.; Kermit Nedrebo, Arthur, N.D.; Clifford Hagen, Fargo, 69.

Flight 5: 1, Swede Grindberg, Hawley, Minn., 69. 2, Al Traaseth, Dilworth, 70. 3, Wayne Hole, Fargo, 71.

cross country

D

High school boys

Minnesota

Results Monday

Shocky Strand Invitational

At Moorhead

Team scores: Bemidji 46, Perham 53, Moorhead 68, Willmar 91, Park Rapids 145, Fergus Falls 153, Detroit Lakes 172.

Top 10: 1, Hurley, P, 16:41.1. 2, Carlson, B, 16:57.2. 3, Hendrickson, B, 16:57.7. 4, Overmyer, PR, 16:59.8. 5, Seifert, W, 17:04. 6, Olson, M, 17:05.5. 7, Lillehaugen, M, 17:07.6. 8, Speicher, P, 17:13.6. 9, Dahms, P, 17:15.7. 10, Danielson, FF, 17:16.

Area finishers

Moorhead: 14, Young, 17:40. 16, Jenni, 17:42. 25, Benson, 18:09.2. 29, Lillehaugen, 18:18.1. 30, Zbasnik, 18:22.9.

High school girls

Minnesota

Results Monday

Shocky Strand Invitational

At Moorhead

Team scores: Willmar 26, Moorhead 39, Perham 85, Bemidji 97, Park Rapids 119, Detroit Lakes 155, Fergus Falls 168.

Top 10: 1, Truedson, B, 14:51.5. 2, T. Janssen, M, 15:47.2. 3, Hanson, W, 15:58. 4, K. Rudie, W, 16:02.8. 5, Bakken, Pelican Rapids, 16:03.6. 6, Johnson, W, 16:04. 7, Hauf, M, 16:09.5. 8, Selberg, M, 16:17.1. 9, T. Rudie, W, 16:19.3. 10, Anez, W, 16:28.8.

Area finishers

Moorhead: 14, Gruenberg, 16:58. 18, Johnson, 17:17.4. 19, J. Janssen, 17:26.5.

Volleyball

D

High school

Minnesota

Results Monday

Adrian def. Martin Luther/GHEC, 25-20, 27-25, 25-20

Anoka def. Chisago Lakes, 20-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-14

Cedar Mountain-Comfrey def. Nicollet, 25-13, 25-17, 25-21

Dassel-Cokato def. Monticello, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 25-23

Dover-Eyota def. Lake City, 25-23, 25-20, 25-13

Duluth East def. Woodbury, 27-25, 25-22, 29-27

G-F-W def. Sibley East, 25-21, 26-24, 25-27, 25-21

Mayer Lutheran def. New Prague, 23-25, 25-15, 25-21, 16-25, 15-4

Mora def. Becker, 25-2, 25-7, 25-16

South Ridge def. McGregor, 25-19, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21

Southland def. Albert Lea, 25-17, 25-15, 25-23

Spring Lake Park def. Legacy Christian, 25-20, 25-13, 27-25

Springfield def. Mountain Lake Area, 25-17, 25-15, 25-14

St. Anthony def. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 25-18, 26-24, 25-15

High school

North Dakota

Results Monday

Benson County def. Harvey-Wells County, 26-24, 25-9, 26-24

Drake/Anamoose def. Sawyer, 25-8, 25-22, 25-20

LaMoure def. Edgeley-Kulm, 25-12, 25-6, 25-15

Park River/Fordville Lankin def. Minto, 25-19, 25-8, 25-18

Valley-Edinburg def. Grafton, 25-20, 19-25, 25-20, 25-23

Auto racing

D

Professional

Leaders

NASCAR Sprint Cup

Points

Through Aug. 25

1, Greg Biffle, 849. 2, Jimmie Johnson, 838. 3, Dale Earnhardt Jr., 834. 4, Matt Kenseth, 823. 5, Martin Truex Jr., 797. 6, Clint Bowyer, 794. 7, Brad Keselowski, 790. 8, Denny Hamlin, 774. 9, Kevin Harvick, 767. 10, Tony Stewart, 746. 11, Kasey Kahne, 730. 12, Carl Edwards, 712. 13, Kyle Busch, 707. 14, Jeff Gordon, 691. 15, Ryan Newman, 688. 16, Marcos Ambrose, 679. 17, Paul Menard, 674. 18, Joey Logano, 638. 19, Jamie McMurray, 598. 20, Jeff Burton, 577.

Money

Through Aug. 25

1, Jimmie Johnson, $5,841,252. 2, Matt Kenseth, $5,402,875. 3, Denny Hamlin, $4,838,304. 4, Tony Stewart, $4,779,035. 5, Kyle Busch, $4,491,095. 6, Greg Biffle, $4,328,868. 7, Dale Earnhardt Jr., $4,152,920. 8, Brad Keselowski, $4,098,450. 9, Kevin Harvick, $3,999,054. 10, Jeff Gordon, $3,944,957. 11, Carl Edwards, $3,764,778. 12, Ryan Newman, $3,720,965. 13, Martin Truex Jr., $3,714,009. 14, Jeff Burton, $3,664,760. 15, Clint Bowyer, $3,637,334. 16, Marcos Ambrose, $3,439,972. 17, Kasey Kahne, $3,372,746. 18, Aric Almirola, $3,306,694. 19, Jamie McMurray, $3,195,667. 20, Juan Pablo Montoya, $3,144,509.

NASCAR Nationwide

Points

Through Aug. 24

1, Elliott Sadler, 864. 2, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 845. 3, Sam Hornish Jr., 836. 4, Austin Dillon, 829. 5, Justin Allgaier, 770. 6, Michael Annett, 726. 7, Cole Whitt, 671. 8, Mike Bliss, 640. 9, Brian Scott, 550. 10, Danica Patrick, 539. 11, Joe Nemechek, 539. 12, Mike Wallace, 519. 13, Tayler Malsam, 511. 14, Jason Bowles, 505. 15, Jeremy Clements, 497. 16, Erik Darnell, 368. 17, Eric McClure, 344. 18, Timmy Hill, 343. 19, Johanna Long, 330. 20, Brad Sweet, 274.

Money

Through Aug. 24

1, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $1,022,979. 2, Elliott Sadler, $894,249. 3, Austin Dillon, $752,610. 4, Justin Allgaier, $701,239. 5, Sam Hornish Jr., $673,644. 6, Michael Annett, $606,104. 7, Cole Whitt, $585,294. 8, Brian Scott, $554,364. 9, Danica Patrick, $538,247. 10, Mike Wallace, $520,784. 11, Jason Bowles, $516,354. 12, Jeremy Clements, $514,171. 13, Brad Keselowski, $510,575. 14, Tayler Malsam, $507,231. 15, Mike Bliss, $499,676. 16, Joe Nemechek, $494,068. 17, Joey Logano, $483,075. 18, James Buescher, $447,635. 19, Eric McClure, $411,289. 20, Timmy Hill, $409,013.

World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

Points

Through Aug. 25

1, Craig Dollansky 7,142. 2, Donny Schatz 7,110. 3, Sammy Swindell 7,097. 4, Steve Kinser 7,068. 5, Joey Saldana 7,045. 6, Kraig Kinser 6,896. 7, Cody Darrah 6,663. 8, Kerry Madsen 6,581. 9, Chad Kemenah 6,511. 10, Lucas Wolfe 6,277.