Sports – Thursday August 9th

| August 9, 2012
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CHICAGO (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie earned his first victory since late May in the Kansas City Royals’ 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox last night. Solo home runs by Mike Moustakas and Salvador Perez provided all the runs for Kansas City. A.J. Pierzynski hit an RBI single in the ninth inning for the White Sox.

The Royals travel to Baltimore to open up a four game series with the Orioles starting tonight at 6:05.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) – Marco Scutaro hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high seven runs last night as the San Francisco Giants routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-0. Hunter Pence added a pair of hits and two RBIs for the Giants. Cardinals starter Joe Kelly took the loss after giving up seven runs in five innings.

The Redbirds wrap up their four game series with the San Francisco Giants this afternoon at 12:45 at Busch Stadium.

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LONDON (AP) — Day 13 at the Olympics is a huge day in track and field. There will be gold medal finals in men’s 200 meters, decathlon, men’s 800 meters and men’s triple jump.

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt can make history today. The Jamaican sprinter can become the first man with two Olympic gold medals in the 200 meters after already posting back-to-back golds in the 100 meters.

LONDON (AP) — The unprecedented champions of beach volleyball have earned their third straight gold medal. The team of Misty May-Treanor (TRAY’-nur) and Kerri Walsh Jennings beat April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in an all-American final and are leaving London without losing a match.

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. men’s basketball team is in the Olympic final four following it’s 119-86 rout of Australia. On Friday the Americans play Argentina, a team the U.S. clobbered by 29 points earlier in the tournament, with the winner playing the Spain-Russia winner in the finals.

The U.S. has reclaimed the lead in terms of Olympic medals.  Team U.S.A. has 34 gold, 22 silver and 25 bronze for a total of 81.  China is close behind with 36 gold, 22 silver and 19 bronze for 77 total.  The Russians have 53 medals, followed by Great Britain with 48 and Germany with 33.

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(New York, NY) — History will be made tonight in a preseason football game between the Green Bay Packers and San Diego Chargers. The NFL has confirmed that Shannon Eastin will referee in the game at Qualcomm Stadium. She will become the first female to be part of an NFL officiating crew. Eastin has worked games in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and is one of the replacement refs the league is using during its labor dispute with its regular referees.

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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.

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The New Franklin school announced a schedule change for their high school softball schedule yesterday. The Rock Bridge game scheduled for September 17th will now be played on September 20th. Again the Rock Bridge at New Franklin JV and varsity softball game will now be played Thursday September 20th at 5 p.m. at New Franklin.

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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.

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