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Today’s Events

Baseball

MAJOR LEAGUES

Kansas City at Twins, 7:10 p.m. (FSN/WMOZ-FM 106.9/KDAL-AM 610)

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Soccer

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

Lake Superior Conference Jamboree

At PSS

Esko vs. Duluth Marshall, 4:30 p.m.

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton vs. Proctor, 5:30 p.m.

Duluth Denfeld vs. Hermantown, 6:30 p.m.

Tennis

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

Cloquet-Esko-Carlton vs. Mora, 9 a.m.

Auto racing

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Pure Michigan 400

Sunday

Brooklyn, Mich.

Lap Length: 2.00 miles

1. (1) Jeff Gordon, Chev., 139.5 rating, 43.0 points

2. (6) Kevin Harvick, Chev., 119.6, 42.0

3. (2) Joey Logano, Ford, 135.9, 41.0

4. (7) Paul Menard, Chev., 105.9, 40.0

5. (25) D. Earnhardt Jr., Chev., 106.9, 39.0

6. (19) Clint Bowyer, Toyota, 88.3, 38.0

7. (21) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 92.4, 37.0

8. (5) Brad Keselowski, Ford, 108.5, 36.0

9. (30) Jimmie Johnson, Chev., 93.8, 35.0

10. (11) Greg Biffle, Ford, 94.4, 34.0

11. (12) Ryan Newman, Chev., 97.5, 33.0

12. (20) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 79.2, 32.0

13. (22) A.J. Allmendinger, Chev., 86.5, 31.0

14. (9) Jamie McMurray, Chev., 100.6, 30.0

15. (10) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 80.7, 29.0

16. (15) Kasey Kahne, Chev., 85.6, 28.0

17. (26) Casey Mears, Chev., 63.0, 27.0

18. (14) Danica Patrick, Chev., 68.6, 26.0

19. (4) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 83.5, 25.0

20. (23) Aric Almirola, Ford, 66.5, 24.0

21. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 61.6, 23.0

22. (8) Austin Dillon, Chev., 72.1, 22.0

23. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, 68.4, 21.0

24. (34) David Ragan, Ford, 56.0, 20.0

25. (36) Cole Whitt, Toyota, 55.9, 19.0

26. (32) Alex Bowman, Toyota, 53.2, 18.0

27. (40) Reed Sorenson, Chev., 48.2, 17.0

28. (33) Josh Wise, Chev., 46.7, 16.0

29. (43) Landon Cassill, Chev., 44.9, 0.0

30. (31) J.J. Yeley, Toyota, 32.8, 0.0

31. (16) Kurt Busch, Chev., 88.4, 13.0

32. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 43.5, 12.0

33. (37) Dave Blaney, Chev., 36.5, 11.0

34. (41) Alex Kennedy, Chev., 34.4, 10.0

35. (42) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 30.4, 0.0

36. (39) M. Truex Jr., Chev., Accident, 37.5, 8.0

37. (27) Jeff Burton, Chev., 61.5, 7.0

38. (18) Matt Kenseth, Toyota, 40.3, 6.0

39. (24) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 35.7, 5.0

40. (35) M. Annett, Chev., Vibration, 33.1, 4.0

41. (28) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 28.1, 0.0

42. (17) J. Allgaier, Chev., Accident, 39.4, 2.0

43. (13) Kyle Larson, Chev., Accident, 53.6, 1.0

Race Statistics

Average Speed of Race Winner: 141.788 mph.Time of Race: 2 hours, 49 minutes, 16 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.412 seconds. Lead Changes: 20

33rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway

TOP FUEL

Final finish: 1.  Morgan Lucas; 2.  Doug Kalitta; 3.  Tony Schumacher; 4.  Antron Brown; 5.  Spencer Massey; 6. Shawn Langdon; 7.  Larry Dixon; 8.  Steve Torrence; 9.  Bob Vandergriff; 10.  Richie Crampton; 11.

Khalid alBalooshi; 12.  Terry McMillen; 13.  Leah Pritchett; 14.  Brittany Force; 15.  J.R. Todd; 16.  Chris Karamesines.

Morgan Lucas, 4.886 seconds, 229.55 mph def. Doug Kalitta, 4.987 seconds, 256.16 mph.

ROUND ONE: Larry Dixon, 3.988, 316.97 def. Brittany Force, 6.252, 109.04; Spencer Massey, 3.781, 316.97 def. Khalid alBalooshi, 3.798, 315.56; Steve Torrence, 3.773, 323.43 def. Richie Crampton, 3.766, 328.54; Antron Brown, 3.804, 318.69 def. J.R. Todd, 6.750, 98.79; Doug Kalitta, 3.775, 324.51 def. Chris Karamesines, 9.574, 59.18; Shawn Langdon, 3.776, 321.04 def. Terry McMillen, 3.971, 288.21; Morgan Lucas, 3.780, 317.94 def. Bob Vandergriff, 3.760, 321.65; Tony Schumacher, 3.778, 324.51 def. Leah Pritchett, 5.260, 132.45;

QUARTERFINALS: Brown, 3.772, 293.86 def. Dixon, 3.910, 272.06; Schumacher, 3.763, 326.87 def. Langdon, 3.800, 305.22; Lucas, 3.794, 325.53 def. Torrence, 7.163, 106.55; Kalitta, 3.722, 326.16 def. Massey, 3.758, 327.51;

SEMIFINALS: Lucas, 3.729, 323.66 def. Brown, 3.770, 319.82; Kalitta, 3.752, 324.67 def. Schumacher, 3.743, 327.51;

FINAL: Lucas, 4.886, 229.55 def. Kalitta, 4.987, 256.16.

Point standings: 1.  Doug Kalitta, 1,446*; 2.  Antron Brown, 1,354*; 3.  Shawn Langdon, 1,204*; 4.  Tony Schumacher, 1,075*; 5.  Steve Torrence, 971*; 6.  Spencer Massey, 953*; 7.  (tie) Khalid alBalooshi, 888*; Brittany Force, 888*; 9.  Richie Crampton, 841*; 10.  J.R. Todd, 805.

* Clinched berth in NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

FUNNY CAR

ROUND ONE: John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.180, 316.45 def. Bob Bode, Toyota Camry, 6.079, 134.70; Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.112, 314.97 def. Jeff Arend, Charger, 4.245, 271.79; Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.018, 318.99 def. Chad Head, Camry, 4.088, 315.93; Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.097, 314.53 def. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 6.704, 100.90; Alexis DeJoria, Camry, 4.010, 317.64 def. Courtney Force, Mustang, 8.958, 72.90; Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.118, 305.63 def. Cruz Pedregon, Camry, 5.237, 143.31; Del Worsham, Camry, 4.074, 314.17 def. Tony Pedregon, Camry, 4.934, 149.88; Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.154, 302.08 def. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.138, 315.56;

QUARTERFINALS: Capps, 4.049, 317.79 def. Beckman, 4.046, 317.57; Johnson Jr., 4.121, 312.21 def. Tasca III, 7.655, 79.18; J. Force, 4.064, 320.89 def. Worsham, 4.948, 186.02; DeJoria, 3.998, 315.93 def. Hagan, 4.056, 318.77;

SEMIFINALS: J. Force, 4.021, 319.52 def. Johnson Jr., 4.203, 241.32; Capps, 4.073, 317.87 def. DeJoria, 5.096, 169.61;

FINAL to be concluded Aug. 30 at Indianapolis: J. Force vs. Capps

PRO STOCK

ROUND ONE: Vincent Nobile, Chevy Camaro, 7.721, 131.09 def. Jonathan Gray, Camaro, DQ; Shane Gray, Camaro, 6.615, 207.72 def. V. Gaines, Dodge Dart, 6.623, 206.32; Dave Connolly, Camaro, 6.604, 207.78 def. Chris McGaha, Camaro, 7.048, 148.30; Jeg Coughlin, Dart, 6.602, 208.42 def. Larry Morgan, Ford Mustang, 6.674, 206.32; Deric Kramer, Dodge Avenger, 6.641, 206.73 def. Greg Anderson, Camaro, 6.574, 209.39; Allen Johnson, Dart, 6.601, 207.50 was unopposed; Jason Line, Camaro, 6.573, 209.69 def. Mark Hogan, Pontiac GXP, 7.159, 153.25; Dave River, Chevy Cobalt, 7.507, 137.51 def. Erica Enders-Stevens, Camaro, 10.704, 83.19;

QUARTERFINALS: River, 6.715, 198.41 def. Connolly, 9.417, 100.02; Coughlin, 6.612, 207.88 def. Kramer, 6.748, 184.80; Nobile, 6.623, 207.98 def. Johnson, 6.693, 195.48; Line, 6.580, 209.30 def. S. Gray, 6.623, 207.46;

SEMIFINALS to be concluded Aug. 31 at Indianapolis: Nobile vs. Coughlin and Line vs. River

FINAL to be concluded Aug. 31 at Indianapolis: Nobile and Coughlin winner vs. Line and River winner

11th annual Pure Excitement 25 at ABC Raceway in Ashland

WISSOTA Modifieds

Feature: Neil Balduc, Bessemer, MI; Al Uotinen, Superior; Steve Stuart, Ashland; Rick Rivord, Superior; Pat Cook, Washburn; Ashley Anderson, Elk Mound; Kevin Eder, Ashland; Travis Nye, Ashland; Scott Hudack, Ashland; Brian Mikkonen, Iron River; Paul Niznik, Medford; Dustin Hudack, Ashland; Zack Pagels, Marengo; Jeff Spacek, Phillips.

WISSOTA Super Stocks

Feature: Dave Flynn, Superior; Nick Oreskovich, Mason; Scott Lawrence, Superior; Shawn McFadden Jr, Ashland; Brian Mikkonen, Iron River; Cory Casari, Montreal; Randy Spacek, Phillips; Ken Truscott, Greenland, MI; Greg Kuklinski, Ironwood, MI; Jim Campbell, Two Harbors, MN; Dave Elliott, Minocqua; Marcus Dunbar, Marenisco, MI; Travis Schilling, Dorchester; Myron Basina, Washburn; Don Muzzy, Ironwood, MI; Charlie Anderson, Ironwood, MI; DJ Keeler, Superior.

WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds

Feature: Paul Suzik, Ironwood, MI; Tad Bretting, Ashland; Cody Carlson, Superior; Tyler Luger, Iron River; Ryan Adamzak, Ashland; Michael Truscott, Chippewa Falls; Jeff Klopstein, Tomahawk; Wayne Stricker, Highbridge; Cole Spacek, Phillips; Tyler Vernon, Ashland; George Truscott, Greenland, MI; Jesse Ogston, Duluth, MN; Duane Dunbar, Marenisco, MI; Mickey Nosser, Phillips; Tanner Hicks, Ashland; Rob Weber, Ashland; Tad Schoonover, Eagle River; Jesse Aho, Twin Lakes, MI; Jeremy Lindquist, Ashland; Paul Niznik, Medford.

Six-Cylinders

Feature: Ethan Beeksma, Ironwood, MI; Tyler Hudack, Ashland; Tiffany Hudack, Ashland; Zack Pagels, Marengo; Dale Coddington, Hayward; DeJay Mihalek, Ashland; Ken Tyykila, Iron River; Colten Vernon, Ashland; Adam Traaholt, Ashland; Jonathan Popp, Iron River; Brendon Ottman, Ashland; Forrest Schultz, Ashland.

Pure Stocks

Feature: Michael Blevins, Hibbing, MN; Matt Deragon, Ashland; Chad Carlson, Superior; Glenn Dammer, Duluth, MN; Austin Blom, Saginaw, MN; Al Rapp, Saginaw, MN; Jon Hammitt, Cloquet, MN; Steve Udeen, Superior; Tim Carbon, Highbridge; Terran Spacek, Phillips; Andrew Hanson, Iron River; Mark Korte, Duluth, MN; Matthew Cunha, Hibbing, MN; Chris Johnson, South Range; Annika Hammitt, Cloquet, MN; Jeff Christman, South Range; Brandle Pupp, Ashland; Randy Graham, Trego.

Baseball

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES

At South Williamsport, Pa.

Double Elimination

Friday’s Results

Mexico 4, Canada 3

Pennsylvania 4, Tennessee 0

Japan 1, Venezuela 0

Texas 6, Rhode Island 4

Saturday’s Results

Australia 10, Czech Republic 1 (Czech Republic eliminated)

Washington 7, South Dakota 5 (South Dakota eliminated)

Venezuela 10, Canada 0 (Canada eliminated)

Rhode Island 8, Tennessee 7 (Tennessee eliminated)

Sunday’s Results

South Korea 8, Puerto Rico 5

Nevada 13, Illinois 2

Japan 9, Mexico 5

Pennsylvania 7, Texas 6

Today’s games

All elimination games

Consolation: Europe-Africa vs. Midwest, 11 a.m. (ESPN2 and Watch ESPN)

Game 17 — Mexico vs. Australia,

noon (ESPN and Watch ESPN)

Game 18 — Texas vs. Northwest,

2 p.m. (ESPN and Watch ESPN)

Game 19 — Puerto Rico vs. Latin America, 5 p.m. (ESPN2 and Watch ESPN)

Game 20 — Illinois vs. New England, 7 p.m. (ESPN2 and Watch ESPN)

Football

Saturday’s summary

Minnesota 30 Arizona 28

Arizona    7    7    7    7—    28

Minnesota    3    10    0    17—    30

First Quarter

ARI—Dwyer 1 yard rush (Feely kick), 9:36.

MIN—Walsh 21 yard field goal, 2:01.

Second Quarter

MIN—Rudolph 51 yard pass from Cassel (Walsh kick), 14:25.

ARI—Dr.Fells 1 yard pass from D.Stanton (Feely kick), 3:05.

MIN—Walsh 34 yard field goal, 0:50.

Third Quarter

ARI—R.Hughes 2 yard rush (Feely kick), 4:54.

Fourth Quarter

MIN—Walsh 21 yard field goal, 14:53.

MIN—Reisner 3 yard pass from Bridgewater (Jr.Wright pass from Bridgewater), 7:57.

ARI—Bauman 6 yard fumble return/recovery (Feely kick), 1:11.

MIN—Ro.Smith 2 yard pass from Bridgewater(Kick failed), 0:18.

A—51,763.

TEAM STATISTICS

    ARI    MIN

First Downs    24    26

Total Net Yards    320    439

Rushes-Yds    34-96    23-117

Passing    224    322

Sacked-Yds Lost    1-12    1-8

Comp-Att-Int    18-31-0    28-36-0

Punts    4-41.3    2-47.0

Punt Returns    2-9    2-34

Kickoff Returns    2-30    5-141

Interceptions Ret.    0-0    0-0

Penalties-Yards    12-61    10-102

Fumbles-Lost    2-0    0-0

Time of Possession    31:20    28:40

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING- ARI, R.Hughes 9-26, B.Golden 1-20, S.Taylor 8-17, Dwyer 5-10, C.Palmer 1-8, Parmele 4-7, A.Ellington 2-5, Ginn 1-3, Bauman 2-0, Lindley 1-0. MIN, Banyard 6-64, Cassel 3-30, Asiata 10-19, Do.Williams 3-7, McKinnon 1-(minus 3).

PASSING- ARI, Lindley 8-15-0-64, D.Stanton 6-8-0-81, C.Palmer 4-8-0-91. MIN, Bridgewater 16-20-0-177, Cassel 12-16-0-153.

RECEIVING- ARI, B.Golden 4-34, Jr.Brown 2-86, Fitzgerald 2-24, Wa.Powell 2-18, Dr.Fells 2-10, Jh.Brown 1-22, A.Ellington 1-16, A.Hardy 1-9, R.Hughes 1-7, Ginn 1-7, Ozier 1-3. MIN, Rudolph 4-89, Ro.Smith 4-55, Thielen 4-54, G.Jennings 2-27, Jr.Wright 2-24, Reisner 2-16, C.Patterson 2-9, Banyard 2-9, Asiata 2-8, Simpson 1-19, Do.Williams 1-11, Colter 1-8, McKinnon 1-1.

MISSED FIELD GOALS- ARI, None. MIN, Walsh 1

NFL

Preseason standings

American Football Conference

East

    W    L    T

N.Y. Jets    2    0    0

Miami    1    1    0

New England    1    1    0

Buffalo    1    2    0

South

    W    L    T

Jacksonville    1    1    0

Tennessee    1    1    0

Houston    1    1    0

Indianapolis    0    2    0

North

    W    L    T

Baltimore    2    0    0

Pittsburgh    1    1    0

Cleveland    0    1    0

Cincinnati    0    2    0

West

    W    L    T

Denver    2    0    0

Kansas City    1    0    0

Oakland    1    1    0

San Diego    1    1    0

National Football Conference

East

    W    L    T

N.Y. Giants    3    0    0

Washington    1    0    0

Philadelphia    0    2    0

Dallas    0    2    0

South

    W    L    T

New Orleans    2    0    0

Atlanta    1    1    0

Carolina    0    1    0

Tampa Bay    0    2    0

North

    W    L    T

Chicago    2    0    0

Minnesota    2    0    0

Green Bay    1    1    0

Detroit    1    1    0

West

    W    L    T

Arizona    1    1    0

Seattle    1    1    0

San Francisco    0    2    0

St. Louis    0    2    0

Pre-Season Week 1

Thursday’s Results

N.Y. Jets 13, Indianapolis 10

Washington 23, New England 6

Baltimore 23, San Francisco 3

Kansas City 41, Cincinnati 39

Denver 21, Seattle 16

San Diego 27, Dallas 7

Friday’s Results

Atlanta 16, Miami 10

Buffalo 20, Carolina 18

Jacksonville 16, Tampa Bay 10

Chicago 34, Philadelphia 28

New Orleans 26, St. Louis 24

Minnesota 10, Oakland 6

Saturday’s Results

Detroit 13, Cleveland 12

N.Y. Giants 20, Pittsburgh 16

Tennessee 20, Green Bay 16

Arizona 32, Houston 0

Pre-Season Week 2

Thursday’s Results

Chicago 20, Jacksonville 19

Friday’s Results

New England 42, Philadelphia 35

New Orleans 31, Tennessee 24

Oakland 27, Detroit 26

Seattle 41, San Diego 14

Saturday’s Results

Green Bay 21, St. Louis 7

N.Y. Jets 25, Cincinnati 17

Baltimore 37, Dallas 30

N.Y. Giants 27, Indianapolis 26

Pittsburgh 19, Buffalo 16

Miami 20, Tampa Bay 14

Houston 32, Atlanta 7

Minnesota 30, Arizona 28

Sunday’s Results

Denver 34, San Francisco 0

Carolina 28, Kansas City 16

Today’s Game

Cleveland at Washington, 7 p.m.

Golf

Wyndham Championship

At Sedgefield Country Club

Greensboro, N.C.

Purse: $5,300,000

Yardage: 7,127; Par: 70

Final Results

Sunday

Camilo Villegas    63-69-68-63-263    (-17)

Bill Haas    68-66-66-64-264    (-16)

Fredrik Jacobson    68-64-66-66-264    (-16)

Heath Slocum    65-65-68-67-265    (-15)

Webb Simpson    64-69-66-67-266    (-14)

Brandt Snedeker    68-65-66-67-266    (-14)

Nick Watney    67-64-65-70-266    (-14)

Brad Fritsch    69-63-65-70-267    (-13)

Kevin Kisner    69-64-67-67-267    (-13)

William McGirt    64-68-71-64-267    (-13)

Jhonattan Vegas    67-65-69-66-267    (-13)

Wegmans LPGA Championship

At Monroe Golf Club

Pittsford, NY

Final Results

Sunday

(x-won on 1st playoff hole)

x-Inbee Park    72-66-69-70-277    (-11)

Brittany Lincicome    67-68-71-71-277    (-11)

Lydia Ko    70-69-71-70-280    (-8)

Azahara Munoz    71-70-71-70-282    (-6)

Anna Nordqvist    69-73-69-71-282    (-6)

Shanshan Feng    68-72-71-72-283    (-5)

Julieta Granada    75-65-72-71-283    (-5)

Mirim Lee    69-71-69-74-283    (-5)

Stacy Lewis    71-73-71-68-283    (-5)

Suzann Pettersen    71-69-67-76-283    (-5)

Tennis

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS

Saturday’s Results

Duluth East 6, Hastings 1

Singles – Elise Hauer, East def. Jill Weinzenel 6-3, 6-3; Kendra Berry, East def. Erin Henrichs 6-1, 6-3; Gates LeSavage, East def. Sara Lund 6-0, 6-2; Daria Deibele, East def. Izzy Kranz 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles – Annagrace Norr/Brynne Hauer East def. Maddie Carlson/Annika Peterson 6-0, 6-4; Laura Martmiller/Sammy Dalorvich Hastings def. Josie Humphreys/Serena Wilmers 6-0, 6-4; Hannah Koch/Shay Callaway East def. Telma Riesler/Katie Roach.

Duluth East 7, Virginia 0

Singles – Elise Hauer, East def. Brylee Seitz 6-3, 4-6, (10-8); Kendra Berry, East def. Annie Marcella 6-3, 6-0; Brynne Hauer, East def. McKenzie Phelps 6-2, 6-3; Shay Callaway, East def. Mia Cope-Robinson 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles – Annagrace Norr Josie Humphreys, East def. Greta Kolstad/Jen Vicant 7-5, 6-3; Gates LeSavage/Daria Deibele, East def. Callie Mauston/Alex Saxhaug 6-1, 6-1; Elise Vanscoy/Anna Lundstrom, East def. Mailee Peterson/Haylie Ruedebusch 6-2, 6-4.

Transactions

Major League Baseball

American League

Boston Red Sox - Designated CF Corey Brown for assignment. Recalled RHP Steven Wright from Pawtucket (IL).

Cleveland Indians - Optioned OF Tyler Holt to Columbus (IL). Recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Columbus (IL).

Detroit Tigers - Designated RHP Kevin Whelan for assignment. Optioned RHP Melvin Mercedes to Toledo (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Jim Johnson from Toledo (IL).

New York Yankees - Activated C Brian McCann from the 7-day DL. Optioned C Austin Romine to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL).

National League

Chicago Cubs - Optioned RHP Daniel Straily to Iowa (PCL). Recalled CF Matt Szczur from Iowa (PCL).

Cincinnati Reds - Sent 2B Brandon Phillips on a rehab assignment to Dayton (ML).

Los Angeles Dodgers - Placed 3B Juan Uribe on the 15-day DL. Recalled SS Carlos Triunfel from Albuquerque (PCL).

Milwaukee Brewers - Signed RHP Billy Buckner to a minor league contract.

Philadelphia Phillies - Acquired 2B Jesmuel Valentin from the Los Angeles Dodgers as player to be named later.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day DL, retroactive to August 16. Recalled 3B Brent Morel from Indianapolis (IL). Signed RHP Matthew Nevarez to a minor league contract.

St. Louis Cardinals - Optioned LHP Kevin Siegrist to Memphis (PCL). Recalled RHP Carlos Martinez from Memphis (PCL).

Football

NFL

Chicago Bears - Signed WR Kofi Hughes.

Detroit Lions - Signed LB Shamari Benton. Waived LB Justin Jackson.

Jacksonville Jaguars - Signed T Cody Booth and RB Harvey Unga. Waived FB Bradie Ewing and WR Chad Hall.

Kansas City Chiefs - Waived G Rokevious Watkins.

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