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TORONTO (AP) — Carlos Villanueva pitched six shutout innings last night in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals. Every Blue Jays starter had at least one hit as Toronto won for the fourth time in six games. Jeff Francoeur’s RBI triple provided the only run for the Royals.
The Royals are in Toronto tonight for the final matchup of their four game series with the Blue Jays tonight at 6:07.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched six strong innings last night to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Wainwright allowed one run and struck out seven to help the Cardinals win for the third time in four games. Matt Holliday finished with three hits and an RBI.
The Redbirds host the Rockies to wrap up that four game series tonight at 7:15.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas football coach John L. Smith says he is making plans to declare bankruptcy as a result of several land developments gone bust in Kentucky.
Smith was hired by the Razorbacks in April to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired after revelations that he had hired his mistress in the football department and given her $20,000 in gifts.
Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says Smith told him of his financial problems during the hiring process. Long says he is comfortable the issue will not affect Smith’s ability to coach Arkansas in the wake of the Petrino scandal.
Smith, also a former head coach at Michigan State and Louisville, says he was a partner in the land deals and that total money involved is in the “multimillions.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest.
The San Jose, Calif., man known as “Jaws” scarfed down 68 hot dogs and buns to win Wednesday in Brooklyn. He takes home $10,000 and a mustard-yellow champion’s belt.
The total tied his personal best and the record. Last year, Chestnut won with 62 hot dogs.
Second place went to Tim Janus with 52 hot dogs, who takes home $5,000. He was third last year.
Chestnut is now tied with is former rival, Takeru Kobayashi, with six wins. Kobayashi did not compete.
Sonya Thomas, of Alexandria, Va., downed 45 hot dogs to win the women’s competition.
The Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest has been a city tradition for 97 years.
The Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association will be hosting its fourth annual Missouri 8-Man Football Senior All Star Game on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at William Jewell College in Liberty.
40 of the state’s top 8-Man senior football players have been invited to participate in this event. They will report Thursday, July 5th to William Jewell College and practice for three days as a member of either the Blue or Red team before the event.
The teams will be coached by area 8-Man football coaches from the eight teams that made the state playoffs last Fall. Coach Chuck Borey of Worth County is the head coach of the Blue Team. He is assisted by Dan Collins of Stanberry, Tyler Anderson of Southwest Ludlow and Caleb Crooker of Northwest (Hughesville). The Red Team is led by head coach Brian Messer of Mound City. He is assisted by Dana Dill of South Holt, Kurt Thacker of Hardin-Central, and Mark Juhl of St. Joseph Christian. The teams were “drafted” by the coaches; thereby pitting previous teammates against one another in certain instances.
Admission is $7.00 per person. Gates open up at 5:00 p.m. T-shirts, full color programs and DVDs of the game will be for sale throughout the contest. All proceeds go to the Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association. For more information and to purchase a highlight DVD, please go to http://mo8mancoaches.com
There will be free sports physicals available at Waverly Clinic Wednesday August 1st from 2-5 and again on Thursday, August 2nd also from 2-5 p.m.