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BALTIMORE (AP) — Billy Butler hit a home run, a triple and a double last night in the Kansas City Royals’ 8-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Butler finished with three RBIs and Alex Gordon added a solo homer for the Royals.
Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen took the loss after giving up seven runs in four-plus innings.
The Royals take on Baltimore again tonight at 6:05.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched seven solid innings yesterday to lead the St. Louis Cardinals past the San Francisco Giants 3-1. Wainwright allowed one run and struck out seven batters. Carlos Beltran hit his 27th homer for the Cardinals.
The Redbirds travel to Philadelphia to start a three game series with the Phillies tonight at 6:05.
NFL Preseason Thursday Scores:
Redskins 7 Patriots 7 Ravens 31 Eagles 24 Chargers 21 Broncos 31
Bills 6 Saints 6 Falcons 17 Steelers 23 Packers 13 Bears 3
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — After months of hype, a summer highlighted by a shirtless jog through the rain and constant media scrutiny, Tim Tebow is set to make his playing debut for the New York Jets in their preseason opener against the Bengals tonight in Cincinnati at 6:30.
Coach Rex Ryan plans to have Mark Sanchez and the rest of the starters play about one quarter, and Tebow could play about two quarters with the backups. Tebow has worked mostly with the second-team offense throughout training camp, but took two snaps with the starters Wednesday. New offensive coordinator Tony Sparano and the Jets have kept their plans for Tebow in their wildcat-style package mostly under wraps, unveiling only a brief look at a play or two in camp.
Tampa Bay at Miami 6:30 PM Sun Life Stadium
Cleveland at Detroit 6:30 PM Ford Field
NY Giants at Jacksonville 6:30 PM EverBank Field
Minnesota at San Francisco 7:00 PM Candlestick Park
Arizona at Kansas City 7:00 PM Arrowhead Stadium – KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three key members of the Kansas City Chiefs will see their first action tonight since undergoing season-ending knee surgery last year. Running back Jamaal Charles, tight end Tony Moeaki and safety Eric Berry will play in the Chiefs’ preseason opener against Arizona. The Cardinals are coming off a loss to New Orleans in the Hall of Fall game.
UNDATED (AP) — The NBA has scheduled a conference call today with four general managers to conclude a blockbuster deal. The four-team, eight-player trade would send free agent All-Star center Dwight Howard to the L.A. Lakers with Andrew Bynum going to Philadelphia and Denver getting Andre Iguodala (ihg-woh-DAH’-lah).
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. women’s basketball team goes for its fifth straight gold medal today at the London Olympics. The American women are set to play France in the championship game.
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. women’s soccer team avenged one of its toughest losses by nipping Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal as Carli Lloyd scored both goals. The Americans had lost a heartbreaker to Japan last year in the women’s World Cup final.
LONDON (AP)— Usain Bolt is the world’s fastest man — in both the 100 and 200 meter dashes. The Jamaican flash won his second straight gold medal in the 200 meters just days after winning the 100 for the second straight Olympics.
The Carrollton Trojans Football Fun Night is coming up Saturday at 5 p.m. The Red and White scrimmage will follow at 6:45. Fall sports pictures will be next Saturday, August 18th. Cheerleading at 6 p.m., tennis at 6:30, volleyball at 7, softball at 7:30 and the football pictures are at 8 p.m.
The Norborne Soybean Festival 5k is coming up August 11th. The sign up will be at 7:30 with the race starting at 8:30 Saturday morning. The timing will be computerized, and the course is all flat. The 20 dollar entry fee includes a t-shirt. All proceeds benefit the Norborne Athletic Department. Registration forms are available here at the KMZU studios and at Norborne High School. For more information you can contact Norborne Athletic Director Michael Lock at 660-542-4449.