Sports – Saturday August 11th

| August 11, 2012
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Manny Machado has etched his name in the Baltimore Orioles’ record book at the expense of the Kansas City Royals. The 20-year-old shortstop playing in just his second major league game hit two homers to lead Baltimore 7-1 yesterday. He’s the youngest Oriole ever to do that, passing Boog Powell. Both homers came off Luke Hochevar.

The Royals take on Baltimore again tonight (Sat) at 6:05.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Roy Halladay dominant pitching performances are back in Philadelphia, though it may be too late for the Phillies to benefit from them. They got eight strong innings from the former Cy Young winner and a two-run double from Chase Utley in beating the St. Louis Cardinal 3-1 last night. It was Halladay’s second straight great start.

The Redbirds match up with the Phillies again tonight (Sat) at 6:05.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – It didn’t take long for Jamaal Charles to get hit during the Kansas Chiefs’ exhibition game. But to the relief of Chiefs fans, he bounced right back. The running back held up well after knee surgery last year and the Chiefs beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-17.

NFL Preseason Saturday Schedule:

The Houston Texans travel to Carolina to face the Panther at 6 tonight (Sat) at Bank of America Stadium

The Tennessee Titans are on the road to Seattle to face the Seahawks at 9 tonight (Sat) at CenturyLink Field

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A couple of No. 1 overall draft picks will be matched up at quarterback Sunday when Sam Bradford’s St. Louis Rams meet Andrew Luck’s Indianapolis Colts. Both teams are coming off two-win seasons, so there’s plenty room to improve. Jeff Fisher has conveyed cool, calm leadership from the start of his first training camp with the Rams.

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LONDON (AP) — With a surge of medals in track and field, the United States has sprinted ahead of China and is poised to finish No. 1 in the medals table at the London Olympics.

Heading into the final weekend of competition, the U.S. tops both the gold and overall medals races after trailing the Chinese for a few days. It could be the most golds ever collected by the Americans on foreign soil.

Midway through Friday’s afternoon events, the Americans led China in total medals, 90 to 81, and golds, 39 to 37.

Some experts on the Olympics think the U.S. could pick up 15 more medals, including six golds, before the games close Sunday night.

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The Carrollton Trojans Football Fun Night is coming up tonight (Sat) 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.

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The Norborne Soybean Festival 5k is coming up this (Sat) morning. The sign up will be at 7:30 with the race starting at 8:30 this morning. There is still time to get signed up if you are not yet registered. They have more than 85 people already signed up. If you would like to participate in the Norborne Soybean 5k this morning you are asked to arrive at 7:30 for registration. 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. For more information you can contact Norborne Athletic Director Michael Lock at 660-542-4449.

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