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TORONTO (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit his first career grand slam last night in the Kansas City Royals’ 11-3 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays. Salvador Perez added a two-run homer for the Royals, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Jose Bautista hit his major league-leading 27th home run for the Blue Jays.
The Royals are in Toronto tonight to take on the Blue Jays again tonight at 6:07.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Allen Craig homered twice last night to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Colorado Rockies 9-3. Matt Holliday also went deep for the Cards and Carlos Beltran extended his RBI streak to a major league best nine games. Kyle Lohse picked up win No. 8 after allowing two runs in seven-plus innings.
The Redbirds host the Colorado Rockies again tonight at 7:15.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lance Berkman expects to be back with the Cardinals soon after the All-Star break. The first baseman has been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery in late May. Berkman says his rehab is right on schedule. The Cardinals’ first game after the break is July 13th in Cincinnati.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) – Former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Johnnie Morton Jr. has been sentenced to two years’ probation for lying to a grand jury during a criminal probe of his California business associate. The Internal Revenue Service says Morton acknowledged he lied during 2009 testimony about his dealings with Neang Chhorvann. Defense attorney Fred Heather says Chhorvann threatened to kill Morton’s parents if Morton testified against him.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has penalized Austin Dillon because his car failed inspection following his Nationwide Series win at Kentucky, dropping him out of the points lead.
Dillon was docked six points in the standings Monday, going from two points up on Elliott Sadler in the Nationwide standings to down by four points.
Crew chief Danny Stockman Jr. was fined $10,000, and car owner Morgan Shepherd was also docked six points.
Dillon earned his first career Nationwide victory on Friday night at Kentucky by leading 192 of the 200 laps. NASCAR ruled afterward that his No. 3 Chevrolet was too low.
Dillon’s grandfather, Richard Childress, says the car passed all of its earlier inspections and a problem with the right rear jack bolt caused the problem.
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
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed kicker Matt Prater to a new four-year deal, locking up one of the most powerful legs in NFL history.
Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway announced the deal Monday. Terms were not released.
Prater was a clutch performer for the Broncos down the stretch last season with four game-winning field goals. He had three straight weeks in which he kicked the winner on the game’s final play, helping Tim Tebow and the Broncos go on a six-game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs for the first time in six seasons.
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.