RACER SOCCER BEATS SLU
Pavlina Nepaccayova’s goal in the 79th minute was enough offense to lift Murray State past Saint Louis, 1-0 in Sunday afternoon in the finale of a five-game road trip for the Racers. Shelby Haworth notched her first shutout as a Racer with a career-high seven saves. The Racers improved to 2-4 with the win. Murray State will return home this weekend to face host IUPUI on Friday and Northern Kentucky on Sunday.
VOLLEYBALL WINS AGAIN
After a win Friday, Murray State defeated Wright State and Chattanooga on Saturday to claim the Chattanooga Classic Tournament Championship. The win was the third tournament title in as many weekends, and pushed the Racers record to 9-0 overall. Taylor Olden was named Tournament MVP, while Sam Bedard and Alyssa Lelm were named to the All-Tournament team. The Racers will play their last weekend tournament this Friday and Saturday at Valparaiso.
BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SATURDAY
Calloway County 2, Murray High 1
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER SATURDAY
Murray High 3, Calloway County 2
HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL SATURDAY
1st Region All A Classic Semifinals
Murray High 2, Fulton City 0 (25-14, 25-16)
1st Region All A Classic Semifinals
Murray High 3, CFS 1 (25-19, 25-20, 22-25)
1st Region All A Classic Championship
Ballard Mem. 2, Murray High 1 (20-25, 25-20, 25-22)
MURRAY AND CALLOWAY LOSE
In high school football Friday, both local teams lost close games. 1-2 Marshall County came back to beat Calloway County 17-14, and Mayfield came back to beat Murray High 21-10. The 2-2 Tigers play at Marshall County this Friday, while 0-3 Calloway County will face 3-0 Bullitt Central on Saturday in game one of the McCracken County Bowl.
CATS FALL IN 3OT
Matt Jones' 1-yard plunge in triple overtime gave Florida a 36-30 victory over Kentucky Saturday night. Kentucky's Austin MacGinnis missed a 41-yarder to start the third OT to open the door to the Gators win. But on Florida's touchdown in the first overtime, Kentucky coach Mark Stoops argued that the Gators should have been called for delay of game. In a statement Sunday, the SEC said the officials had not erred by not throwing a flag. The Cats are 2-1 with a bye week before hosting Vanderbilt a week from Saturday.
CAVS UPSET CARDS
Greyson Lambert threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Ian Frye kicked a 42-yard field goal with 3:41 remaining, giving Virginia a 23-21 victory against No. 17 Louisville on Saturday. The winning points came after Louisville's James Quick fumbled a punt and Kelvin Rainey recovered for Virginia. The loss dropped the Cardinals to 2-1 and out of the AP Top-25. The Cardinals play at FIU this Saturday.
HEY COACH TONIGHT
Murray State was off this past weekend, and will take a 1-1 record to Kalamazoo this Saturday night to battle Western Michigan. The Broncos defeated Idaho on Saturday 45-33. Tonight, we will find out about the Broncos on Hey Coach with Chris Hatcher live from the Big Apple Cafe. Airtime tonight is 6 on Froggy and Froggy 103.com.
CARDINALS SWEEP ROCKIES
Jhonny Peralta hit a two-run homer as the Cardinals completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies with a 4-1 win at Busch Stadium. Marco Gonzales struck out nine over five and two thirds innings of one-run ball for the win. Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth for his 44th save. The Cardinals open a three-game home series with the Brewers starting tomorrow night. John Lackey goes after his 14th win opposite Milwaukee's Wily Peralta, who is 16-and-10. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by three-and-a-half games and the Brewers by five in the NL Central.
Jake Locker threw for 234 yards and a touchdown to two interceptions as the Tennessee Titans got dropped by the Cowboys 26-10 at LP Field. Delanie Walker caught 10 balls for 142 yards and the team's lone TD as Tennessee fell to 1-and-1. The team rushed for 82 yards on 13 carries in defeat. The Titans hit the road to face the Bengals this weekend.
RAMS EDGE BUCS
Greg Zuerlein's 38-yard field goal with 38 seconds left lifted the Rams to a 19-17 win at Tampa Bay. Austin Davis made his first NFL start at quarterback and was 22-of-29 for 235 yards and no interceptions as the Rams evened their record at 1-and-1. They host Dallas this Sunday.
The St. Louis Rams have locked up one of their key defenders with a long-term contract. Defensive end Robert Quinn has signed a four-year contract extension through 2019. He is now due to make 65.5-million over the next six years, with more than 41-million in guaranteed money.
The Tennessee Titans are apologizing for a questionable song played during warm up. In a blog for ESPN.com, Paul Kuharsky complained that yesterday's soundtrack included "Fight Night" by the group Migos. Kuharsky said the lyrics touched on a sensitive subject given the NFL's recent concerns with domestic violence. A spokesman for the Titans says everything played on game day is reviewed, but that song should have been eliminated from the playlist because of the subject matter.
REPORT: CLARK TO GRIZZLIES
Yahoo Sports reports that the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a training-camp deal with 26-year-old forward Earl Clark. The combo-forward will compete with Jon Leuer, Jarnell Stokes and Quincy Pondexter for a roster spot. Clark averaged 5.2 points and 2.8 boards in 45 games with the Cavaliers last season. He has also spent time with the Suns, Magic and Lakers.
NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
Ray Rice is looking to get back into the NFL as soon as possible. Pro Football Talk reports the former Baltimore Ravens running back will appeal his indefinite suspension from the league today. The appeal will be handled by the NFLPA and a lawyer obtained by Rice Rice was suspended last week after TMZ released a video of him knocking out his now-wife, Janay.
The Washington Redskins are dealing with injuries to two of their biggest offensive stars. Quarterback Robert Griffin the Third suffered a dislocated ankle in Sunday's 41-10 win over the Jaguars. RG3 is expected to undergo more tests today, but ESPN reports the injury could be season-ending. Washington also lost wide receiver DeSean Jackson to a sprained AC joint in his shoulder.
Florida State and Alabama are still one-two in the latest "USA Today" college football top-25 poll. The idle Seminoles received 50 first-place votes. Oregon moved up a spot to third while Oklahoma dipped to fourth. Auburn remains fifth while Baylor, Texas A&M, LSU, Notre Dame and UCLA round out the top-ten.
Billy Horschel pulled away with a two-under 68 to earn a three-shot victory at the Tour Championship and capture the FedEx Cup. Horschel finished 11-under-par for the week and earns the ten-million-dollar bonus that comes with winning the FedEx Cup. Prior to this year, Horschel's career earnings were just over 4.5-million. Jim Furyk and Rory McIlroy tied for second at eight-under.
------ Dallas Cowboys 26, Tennessee Titans 10
St. Louis Rams 19, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17
Buffalo Bills 29, Miami Dolphins 10
Washington Redskins 41, Jacksonville Jaguars 10
Arizona Cardinals 25, New York Giants 14
New England Patriots 30, Minnesota Vikings 7
Cleveland Browns 26, New Orleans Saints 24
Cincinnati Bengals 24, Atlanta Falcons 10
Carolina Panthers 24, Detroit Lions 7
San Diego Chargers 30, Seattle Seahawks 21
Houston Texans 30, Oakland Raiders 14
Green Bay Packers 31, New York Jets 24
Denver Broncos 24, Kansas City Chiefs 17
Chicago Bears 28, San Francisco 49ers 20
MLB National League
------ St. Louis Cardinals 4, Colorado Rockies 1
Washington Nationals 3, New York Mets 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 7, Chicago Cubs 3
Miami Marlins 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4
Milwaukee Brewers 9, Cincinnati Reds 2
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, San Francisco Giants 2
Arizona Diamondbacks 8, San Diego Padres 6
MLB American League
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Toronto Blue Jays 5 (10 inn)
Detroit Tigers 6, Cleveland Indians 4
Boston Red Sox 8, Kansas City Royals 4
Minnesota Twins 6, Chicago White Sox 4
Houston Astros 6, LA Angels of Anaheim 1
Oakland Athletics 4, Seattle Mariners 0
Baltimore Orioles 3, New York Yankees 2
Texas Rangers 10, Atlanta Braves 3
MyAFibStory.com 400 (at Joliet, IL)
1. Brad Keselowski
2. Jeff Gordon
3. Kyle Larson
TOUR Championship (at Atlanta, GA)
1. Billy Horschel (-11)
T2. Jim Furyk (-8)
T2. Rory McIlroy (-8)
>>MONDAY'S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)
8:30 p.m. - Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts
MLB National League
7:10 p.m. - Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
7:10 p.m. - Miami Marlins at New York Mets
8:05 p.m. - Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs
8:40 p.m. - Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies
9:40 p.m. - San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks
10:10 p.m. - Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres
MLB American League
7:05 p.m. - Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles
7:10 p.m. - New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
8:10 p.m. - Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals
8:10 p.m. - Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros
8:10 p.m. - Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins
10:05 p.m. - Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim