Justin Smoak’s two-run homer helped the Seattle Mariners beat the Kansas City Royals 4-1 last night. Jason Vargas picked up his first victory since August 10th and Brandon League earned his 34th save for the Mariners. The Royals’ only run came on an Eric Hosmer single in the sixth. The two teams square off tonight in Seattle. Jeff Francis against Blake Beavan

American League

Final     Baltimore     5     N-Y Yankees     4, 10 Innings
Final     Toronto     7     Boston     4
Final     Chi White Sox     8     Cleveland     1

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The Cardinals had last night off. They Begin a three game series with the Atlanta Braves tonight at Busch Stadium. Edwin Jackson faces Randall Delgado.

National League

Final     L.A. Dodgers     7     Washington     4     (first game)(second game rained out)

Final     Atlanta     6     N-Y Mets     5     (first game)
Final     Atlanta     5     N-Y Mets     1     (second game)
Final     Philadelphia     7     Milwaukee     2
Final     Arizona     4     San Diego     1

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The Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs battle on the gridiron at Arrowhead Stadium in Week One of the NFL season.  Buffalo looks to bounce back from a disappointing 4-and-12 mark last year.  The Bills started the 2010 campaign losing eight in-a-row. Despite that, Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel says they expect a tough challenge from an improved Bills team.
Kansas City finished 7-and-1 at home last season, including a 13-10 overtime victory over the Bills.

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The Packers opened defense of their Super Bowl title with a thrilling 42-34 win over the Saints.  After a pass interference call, Green Bay’s defense stopped a Mark Ingram rush at the goal line on the game’s final play to preserve the win. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says the defense came up huge on the game’s final play.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns, while Greg Jennings had seven grabs for 89 yards and a score in the win.

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Week 3 of the High School football season tonight. The KRLI Game of the Week is in Orrick, where the Bearcats host the Class 1 top ranked Concordia Orioles. Bearcats Coach Scott Finlay says he’s looking for maturity from his young squad.
Orioles’ Coach John Cox says the key to his team won’t be doing anything fancy tonight.
Concordia at Orrick on 103.9 KRLI. Kickoff at 7:00pm. Pregame at 6:45pm.

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The Carrollton Trojans are off to a slow start. They hope to turn things around when they travel to Lexington to take on a tough Minuteman team tonight. Lexington Coach Tom Beck says his Minutemen won’t be sneaking up on anyone.
Trojans Head Coach Greg Hough says that despite an 0-2 start, he’s very confident in his team’s ability to bounce back.
Carrolton in Lexington on 101.3 “The Grenade” and 1430am KAOL. The game kicks off at 7:00pm. Pregame at 6:45pm.

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High School Softball last night:

Mid Buchanan,   12     Lathrop,    1
Polo,         15      Stet,        4
Humansville,       5     Leeton,     0

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High School Volleyball last night: Knob Noster was beaten by Clinton in straights 5 and 5. They’ll take on Crest Ridge on Thursday.
Bre Wonderly had six kills. Brandi Locke and Bailey Everhart added five each as Crest Ridge handled LaMonte in straights: 18 and 16. Before their match with Knob Noster, Crest Ridge will host Windsor on Monday.