On the final day of the CSP Wildwood Lodge Invitational. the Missouri Western women’s golf team broke away from Upper Iowa University and Sioux Falls University to take sole possession of 6th place firing a two round total of 681 (347-334). Western finished 15 strokes ahead of Minot State (696) and Upper Iowa (696) and nine strokes
behind Winona State (672) for fifth place. Natalie Bird was the top finisher for the Griffons tying for 8th with a 161 (79-82). The winner of the event was Augustana (SD) College with a 621.

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After a pair of dominating wins over last weekend, the Central Missouri Jennies Volleyball team moves up one spot to No. 8 in the AVCA Division II Coaches Top 25 Poll. The Jennies took 551 out of a possible 800 points in the poll. Central Missouri recorded two 3-0 victories against Lindenwood and Drury last week, improving their record to 7-3
overall. The Jennies turn their attention back to the MIAA schedule this week, as they host Southwest Baptist, before traveling to Joplin to take on the Missouri Southern Lions in their first conference road match of the season.

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In High School VolleyBall last night: Holden upended Knob Noster in straights: 15-4,  15-7

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The Royals had last night off. They close out the season’s final homestand with two games against the Detroit Tigers beginning tonight. Luis Mendoza makes his first Major League start for the Royals against Detroit’s Brad Penny.

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American League

Final     Baltimore     6     Boston     5     (first game)
Final     Boston     18     Baltimore     9     (second game)
Final     N-Y Yankees     6     Minnesota     4
Final     Seattle     12     Cleveland     6, 6½ Innings
Final     Toronto     3     L.A. Angels     2, 10 Innings

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Lance Berkman went 2-for-2 with a home run to back seven-and-a-third stellar innings from Kyle Lohse [[ Loash ]] as the Cardinals held off Roy Halladay and the Phillies, 4-3.
Lohse fanned five and gave up just one unearned run on seven hits to improve to 14-and-8 on the season. The Redbirds host the Mets tonight, trailing Atlanta by just 2 1/2 games in the wild card race.

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National League

Final     Florida     6     Atlanta     5
Final     Houston     3     Cincinnati     2
Final     Chi Cubs     5     Milwaukee     2
Final     San Diego     8     Colorado     2
Final     Arizona     1     Pittsburgh     0

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NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Final     N-Y Giants     28     St. Louis     16

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Tony Stewart drew first blood in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, winning Monday’s rain-delayed Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.  The first of NASCAR’s 10-race championship was pushed back one day after getting rained out on Sunday. Stewart says he saved just enough fuel to win the race.
It was the first win of the season for Stewart, who pulled to within seven points of standings leader and second-place finisher Kevin Harvick.  Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and Brad Keselowski completed Monday’s top-five.  The Sprint Cup championship series moves to Loudon, New Hampshire for Sunday’s Sylvania 300.

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Peyton Manning made it out to practice yesterday, but he’s still nowhere close to throwing a football. The four-time MVP was in good spirits when he made his first public appearance on the field since having neck surgery Sept. 8. Manning didn’t participate in the practice.

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Michael Vick’s status for the Eagles’ next game is uncertain because of a concussion sustained in Sunday night’s 35-31 loss at Atlanta. Vick must pass several tests and be evaluated by an independent neurologist before he can be cleared to return. If he can’t, Mike Kafka or Vince Young gets the nod.