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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Josh Hamilton drove in two runs, Scott Feldman won his sixth straight decision and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Saturday night. Royals 2nd baseman Chris Getz and left fielder Alex Gordon had RBIs for the home team at Kauffman Stadium. Kansas City now owns the worst record in the American League at 44-61.
The Royals wrap up a three game weekend series with the Texas Rangers this afternoon at 1:10 at Kaufman Stadium.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The lowly Royals have shaken up their staff by firing first base coach Doug Sisson. Sisson joined Kansas City’s staff on October 21st, 2010. He was their minor league field coordinator from 2008 to 2010. Rusty Kuntz, who was a special assistant to the general manager, will take over Sisson’s duties.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched a five-hitter and also contributed at the plate last night, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan Braun hit a sacrifice fly to center field at Busch Stadium. But after the first inning it was all Cardinals with Wainwright pitching a complete game and hitting an RBI double and single.
The Redbirds will try to sweep their three game series with the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:05 tonight at Busch Stadium.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Willie Roaf was tough to get around, an extraordinary blocker at tackle. He was impossible to ignore for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Roaf was the first player inducted Saturday in a six-man group that included four linemen in Canton, Ohio. Roaf made 11 Pro Bowls during a career with the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs.
NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Elliott Sadler rebounded from the disappointment of his jumped-restart penalty last week in Indianapolis to win the NASCAR Nationwide Race at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night.
Sadler denied Ricky Stenhouse Jr. a fourth straight victory at Iowa Speedway, and increased his lead in the series standings to 18 points over Austin Dillon.
Sadler won the pole with a track-record qualifying speed of 135.141 mph and was near or at the front of the pack the entire race. He overtook Justin Allgaier on the 192nd lap and went on to his fourth victory of the season.
Allgaier was second, followed by Sam Hornish Jr., Michael Annett and Stenhouse.
Danica Patrick finished 11th.
Hornish won the final “Dash4Cash” bonus of $100,000. His fan partner, Tammy Altieri of Spokane, Wash., also won $100,000.
LONDON (AP) — Michael Phelps is going into retirement with another gold medal — the 18th of a mind-boggling career, bringing his overall medal haul to 22 — as the U.S. won the 4×100-meter medley relay. After the race, the president of international swimming’s governing body gave Phelps a silver trophy as the most decorated Olympian.
LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams became only the second woman to achieve a career Golden Slam, winning the most lopsided women’s final in Olympic history by beating Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH’-vah) 6-love, 6-1 for her first singles gold medal. The career Golden Slam was first achieved by Steffi Graf, who did it when she won at the Olympics in 1988 after sweeping all four major titles.
LONDON (AP) — Venus Williams has a shot at a record fourth tennis gold Sunday when she teams with sister Serena when they play a duo from the Czech Republic in the doubles final. The Williamses clinched at least a silver by beating Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova (NAH’-dee-uh peh-TROH’-vah) of Russia in the semifinals.
LONDON (AP)— The U.S. team of Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt set a world record to win the women’s medley relay. The 17-year-old Franklin finished the meet with four golds and a bronze, while Schmitt leaves with three golds, a silver and a bronze.
LONDON (AP)— Midway through the London Games, the United States is locked in a tight battle with China in the medal competition. The U.S. leads by one medal on each list — 26-25 in golds and 54-53 overall.
The signup deadline has been extended for football in Richmond until August 5th. The cost is $60 for football and $40 for cheerleading. Practices for some teams could start as early as this week. For more information contact Dean Fields, the vice president of the Richmond Youth Football Program, at 816-726-4788.
Registration is underway now for the Norborne Soybean Festival 5k coming up August 11th. The sign up will be at 7:30 with the race starting at 8:30. The timing will be computerized, and the course is all flat. The registration deadline is August 3rd and 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.
Softball practice in Meadville is going to be getting started Monday (8/6). The girls practice from 4 – 6 p.m. and the boys practice from 6 – 8 p.m. A completed sports physical is required to begin practice.