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Published September 02 2012

Scoreboard

Baseball

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

American Association

Central Division

W L Pct. GB

z-Wichita 58 41 .586 —

Kansas City 51 48 .515 7

Gary 49 50 .495 9

Sioux City 44 55 .444 14

Lincoln 41 58 .414 17

North Division

W L Pct. GB

z-Fargo-Moorhead 64 35 .646 —

z-Winnipeg 55 44 .556 9

St. Paul 52 47 .525 12

Sioux Falls 44 55 .444 20

South Division

W L Pct. GB

z-Laredo 54 45 .545 —

Grand Prairie 52 47 .525 2

El Paso 47 52 .475 7

Amarillo 46 53 .465 8

z-clinched playoff spot

Sunday

Wichita 6, St. Paul 3

Fargo-Moorhead 15, Winnipeg 1

Laredo 6, Gary 5

Lincoln 7, Rockland 6

Grand Prairie 8, Amarillo 0

Kansas City 9, Sioux City 3

El Paso 13, Sioux Falls 7

Today

Lincoln at Rockland, 1 p.m.

Sioux Falls at El Paso, 1 p.m.

Amarillo at Grand Prairie, 2:05 p.m.

Fargo-Moorhead at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.

Wichita at St. Paul, 7:05 p.m.

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

Laredo at Gary, 7:10 p.m.

Tuesday

No games scheduled

football

D

College

Schedule

Big Ten

Saturday

Northwestern 42, Syracuse 41

Ohio State 56, Miami (Ohio) 10

Ohio 24, Penn State 14

Illinois 24, Western Michigan 7

Nebraska 49, Southern Mississippi 20

Wisconsin 26, Northern Iowa 21

Iowa 18, Northern Illinois 17

Purdue 48, Eastern Kentucky 6

Indiana 24, Indiana State 17

Alabama 41, Michigan 14

Saturday, Sept. 8

New Hampshire at Minnesota, 11 a.m.

Central Florida at Ohio State

Penn State at Virginia

Purdue at Notre Dame

Indiana at Massachusetts

Air Force at Michigan

Michigan State at Central Michigan

Iowa State at Iowa

Wisconsin at Oregon State

Nebraska at UCLA

Vanderbilt at Northwestern

Illinois at Arizona State

Missouri Valley

Saturday

North Dakota State 56, Robert Morris 0

Illinois State 56, Dayton 14

Montana 35, South Dakota 24

Wisconsin 26, Northern Iowa 21

Youngstown State 31, Pittsburgh 17

Kansas 31, South Dakota State 17

Kansas State 51, Missouri State 9

Indiana 24, Indiana State 17

Saturday, Sept. 8

North Dakota State at Colorado State, 6 p.m.

Southern Illinois at Miami (Ohio)

Illinois State at Eastern Michigan

Quincy at Indiana State

Colgate at South Dakota

Missouri State at Louisville

Indianapolis at Western Illinois

Valparaiso at Youngstown State

Central State at Northern Iowa

South Dakota State at Southeast Louisiana

Big Sky

Saturday, Sept. 8

Portland State at North Dakota, 6 p.m.

Southern Utah at California

Sacramento State at Colorado

Weber State at Brigham Young

Eastern Washington at Washington State

Colorado Mesa at Northern Colorado

Black Hills State at Idaho State

Montana at Appalachian State

Montana State at Drake

Cal Davis at San Jose State

Northern Arizona at UNLV

NSIC

Saturday

Wayne State 49, MSU Moorhead 6

Mary 32, Concordia-St. Paul 26

Augustana 35, Northern State 14

Saturday, Sept. 8

MSU Moorhead at Sioux Falls, 1 p.m.

Minot State at Wayne State

Concordia-St. Paul at Minnesota-Crookston

Augustana at Mary

Southwest Minnesota State at Northern State

Bemidji State at MSU-Mankato

St. Cloud State at Upper Iowa

Winona State at Minnesota-Duluth

MIAC

Saturday

Concordia 42, Jamestown 26

Augsburg 41, Concordia-Wisconsin 20

Carleton 20, Grinnell 14

Hamline 37, Minnesota-Morris 31

St. John’s 52, Northwestern 7

St. Olaf 28, Luther 23

St. Thomas 27, Wisconsin-Eau Claire 24

Saturday, Sept. 8

Buena Vista at Concordia, 1 p.m.

Gustavus at Simpson

St. John’s at Wisconsin-Eau Claire

St. Olaf at DePauw

Bethel at Wartburg

Wisconsin-River Falls at St. Thomas

Poll

The AP Top 25

No. 1 Southern Cal (1-0) beat Hawaii 49-10. Next: vs. Syracuse at East Rutherford, N.J., Saturday.

No. 2 Alabama (1-0) beat No. 8 Michigan 41-14. Next: vs. Western Kentucky, Saturday.

No. 3 LSU (1-0) beat North Texas 41-14. Next: vs. Washington, Saturday.

No. 4 Oklahoma (1-0) beat UTEP 24-7. Next: vs. Florida A&M, Saturday.

No. 5 Oregon (1-0) beat Arkansas State 57-34. Next: vs. Fresno State, Saturday.

No. 6 Georgia (1-0) beat Buffalo 45-23. Next: at Missouri, Saturday.

No. 7 Florida State (1-0) beat Murray State 69-3. Next: vs. Savannah State, Saturday.

No. 8 Michigan (0-1) lost to No. 2 Alabama 41-14. Next: vs. Air Force, Saturday.

No. 9 South Carolina (1-0) beat Vanderbilt 17-13, Thursday. Next: East Carolina, Saturday.

No. 10 Arkansas (1-0) beat Jacksonville State 49-24. Next: vs. Louisiana-Monroe, Saturday.

No. 11 West Virginia (1-0) beat Marshall 69-34. Next: vs. James Madison at Landover, Md., Sept. 15.

No. 12 Wisconsin (1-0) beat Northern Iowa 26-21. Next: at Oregon State, Saturday.

No. 13 Michigan State (1-0) beat No. 24 Boise State 17-13, Friday. Next: at Central Michigan, Saturday.

No. 14 Clemson (1-0) beat Auburn 26-19. Next: vs. Ball State, Saturday.

No. 15 Texas (1-0) beat Wyoming 37-17. Next: vs. New Mexico, Saturday.

No. 16 Virginia Tech (0-0) vs. Georgia Tech, Monday. Next: vs. Austin Peay, Saturday.

No. 17 Nebraska (1-0) beat Southern Miss 49-20. Next: at UCLA, Saturday.

No. 18 Ohio State (1-0) beat Miami (Ohio) 56-10. Next: vs. UCF, Saturday.

No. 19 Oklahoma State (1-0) beat Savannah State 84-0. Next: at Arizona, Saturday.

No. 21 Stanford (1-0) beat San Jose State 20-17, Friday. Next: vs. Duke, Saturday.

No. 22 Kansas State (1-0) beat Missouri State 51-9. Next: vs. Miami, Saturday.

No. 23 Florida (1-0) beat Bowling Green 27-14. Next: at Texas A&M, Saturday.

No. 24 Boise State (0-1) lost to No. 13 Michigan State 17-13, Friday. Next: vs. Miami (Ohio), Sept. 15.

No. 25 Louisville (1-0) beat Kentucky 32-14, Sunday. Next: vs. Missouri State, Saturday.

Basketball

D

Professional

Standings and schedule

WNBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB

x-Connecticut 19 7 .731 —

Indiana 17 8 .680 1½

Atlanta 14 13 .519 5½

Chicago 10 16 .385 9

New York 10 16 .385 9

Washington 5 21 .192 14

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB

x-Minnesota 21 4 .840 —

x-Los Angeles 19 8 .704 3

x-San Antonio 17 9 .654 4½

Seattle 11 14 .440 10

Phoenix 6 19 .240 15

Tulsa 6 20 .231 15½

x-clinched playoff spot

Saturday

New York 79, Washington 73

Indiana 81, Chicago 64

Phoenix 94, San Antonio 90

Sunday

Atlanta 87, Connecticut 80

Chicago 85, Los Angeles 74

Tuesday

Connecticut at Washington, 6 p.m.

Los Angeles at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Tennis

D

Professional

Results Sunday

U.S. Open

At New York

Singles

Men

Third Round

Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, def. Julien Benneteau (31), France, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2.

David Ferrer (4), Spain, def. Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, 7-6 (9), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Juan Martin del Potro (7), Argentina, def. Leonardo Mayer, Argentina, 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (9).

Stanislas Wawrinka (18), Switzerland, def. Alexandr Dolgopolov (14), Ukraine, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2.

Andy Roddick (20), United States, def. Fabio Fognini, Italy, 7-5, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4.

Janko Tipsarevic (8), Serbia, def. Grega Zemlja, Slovenia, 6-4, 6-3, 7-5.

Richard Gasquet (13), France, def. Steve Johnson, United States, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-3.

Women

Fourth Round

Sam Stosur (7), Australia, def. Laura Robson, Britain, 6-4, 6-4.

Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. Anna Tatishvili, Georgia, 6-2, 6-2.

Marion Bartoli (11), France, def. Petra Kvitova (5), Czech Republic, 1-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Golf

D

Hole-in-one

Sunday

Steve Rude of Halstad, Minn., aced the 218-yard hole No. 3 at Green Valley Golf Course in Lake Park, Minn., using a 5-wood.

Auto racing

D

Professional

Results Sunday

NASCAR Sprint Cup

AdvoCare 500

(Start position in parentheses)

1. (7) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 327 laps, 141 rating, 48 points.

2. (5) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 327, 113.7, 43.

3. (21) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 327, 106.6, 41.

4. (28) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 327, 113.3, 41.

5. (24) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 327, 123.8, 40.

6. (3) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 327, 120.7, 39.

7. (35) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 327, 80.2, 37.

8. (18) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 327, 87.5, 36.

9. (4) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 327, 98.5, 35.

10. (6) Mark Martin, Toyota, 327, 93.8, 34.

11. (15) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 327, 95.6, 0.

12. (26) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 327, 79.7, 32.

13. (16) Kurt Busch, Chevrolet, 327, 75.3, 31.

14. (27) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 327, 74.6, 30.

15. (2) Greg Biffle, Ford, 327, 88.5, 30.

16. (32) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 327, 62.6, 0.

17. (10) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 327, 83.6, 27.

18. (9) Joey Logano, Toyota, 327, 79, 26.

19. (25) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 327, 64.4, 25.

20. (40) Landon Cassill, Toyota, 326, 54.5, 24.

21. (33) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 326, 62.6, 23.

22. (1) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 326, 72.9, 23.

23. (11) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 325, 61.2, 21.

24. (20) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 325, 61.5, 20.

25. (22) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 324, 54.4, 19.

26. (41) Travis Kvapil, Toyota, 324, 44.5, 18.

27. (30) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 324, 79.2, 17.

28. (14) David Ragan, Ford, 323, 43, 16.

29. (23) Danica Patrick, Chevrolet, 321, 43.6, 0.

30. (42) T.J. Bell, Ford, 319, 36.2, 0.

31. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 298, 44.3, 13.

32. (13) Aric Almirola, Ford, 297, 56.5, 12.

33. (19) Casey Mears, Ford, engine, 291, 48.6, 11.

34. (8) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, accident, 269, 93.7, 10.

35. (17) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, accident, 268, 69, 9.

36. (12) Carl Edwards, Ford, engine, 264, 73.3, 8.

37. (36) Scott Speed, Ford, suspension, 196, 39.3, 7.

38. (34) Jason Leffler, Toyota, vibration, 77, 34.9, 0.

39. (31) David Stremme, Toyota, suspension, 54, 32.5, 5.

40. (39) Scott Riggs, Chevrolet, vibration, 43, 31.1, 4.

41. (43) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 32, 27.9, 3.

42. (38) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, overheating, 24, 28.9, 0.

43. (37) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, rear gear, 22, 24.3, 0.

Race Statistics

Average Speed of Race Winner: 142.020 mph.

Time of Race: 3 hours, 32 minutes, 45 seconds.

Margin of Victory: 0.378 seconds.

Caution Flags: 6 for 31 laps.

Lead Changes: 18 among 7 drivers.

Lap Leaders: G.Biffle 1; T.Stewart 2-9; J.Gordon 10-15; Ky.Busch 16-34; D.Hamlin 35-40; Ky.Busch 41-81; D.Hamlin 82; K.Harvick 83-84; Ky.Busch 85-90; D.Hamlin 91-134; K.Harvick 135-173; D.Hamlin 174-176; K.Harvick 177-215; D.Hamlin 216-221; K.Harvick 222-242; D.Hamlin 243-281; M.Truex Jr. 282-321; D.Hamlin 322-327.

Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): D.Hamlin, 7 times for 105 laps; K.Harvick, 4 times for 101 laps; Ky.Busch, 3 times for 66 laps; M.Truex Jr., 1 time for 40 laps; T.Stewart, 1 time for 8 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 6 laps; G.Biffle, 1 time for 1 lap.

Top 12 in Points: 1. G.Biffle, 879; 2. D.Earnhardt Jr., 871; 3. M.Kenseth, 858; 4. J.Johnson, 848; 5. M.Truex Jr., 838; 6. B.Keselowski, 831; 7. D.Hamlin, 822; 8. C.Bowyer, 811; 9. K.Harvick, 807; 10. T.Stewart, 769; 11. K.Kahne, 751; 12. Ky.Busch, 746.

NASCAR Driver Rating Formula

A maximum of 150 points can be attained in a race.

The formula combines the following categories: Wins, Finishes, Top-15 Finishes, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish.

Soccer

D

Professional

Schedule

Major League Soccer

Wednesday

D.C. United 2, New York 2, tie

Columbus 2, Philadelphia 1

New England 3, Chivas USA 3, tie

Friday

Portland 1, Colorado 0

Saturday

Columbus 2, Montreal 1

New England 0, Philadelphia 0, tie

Sporting Kansas City 2, Toronto FC 1

Real Salt Lake 1, D.C. United 0

Los Angeles 2, Vancouver 0

Sunday

Chicago 3, Houston 1

FC Dallas 1, Seattle FC 1, tie

San Jose 4, Chivas USA 0

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Columbus at New England, 7 p.m.

Portland at Colorado, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6

Real Salt Lake at Houston, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Chivas USA at Seattle FC, 3 p.m.