April 24, 2014

For the third time in this playoff series, a 3-3 game goes to overtime. Kane nets winner for Hawks sending series back to St. Louis tied

Patrick Kane celebrates a goal with his teammates as Ryan Miller looks on in the second period. (NHL photos)

Patrick Kane celebrates a goal with his teammates as Ryan Miller looks on in the second period. (NHL photos)

Patrick Kane beat goalie Ryan Miller with a wrist shot just under the crossbar at 11:17 of the first overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win over the Blues. The series has had three of the four games go to overtime, with seven goals scored in each of those games.

The Blues rallied from a 2-0 deficit by scoring two goals just 1:45 apart in the second period after Kane gave the Hawks a 2-0 lead with just under four minutes to play in the period.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a power play goal after Kane was whistled for a delay of game and then with four seconds left in the second, Maxim Lapierre knotted the game with goal that hit the post, then goalie Corey Crawford before going in the net.

Tarasenko scored his fourth goal of the series (tops in these NHL playoffs) with a wrist shot past Crawford’s glove at the 12:29 mark of the third. Chicago got the tying goal at 16:08 when Bryan Bickell tipped a shot in past Miller from the point.

Kane assisted on the Hawks first goal, a powerplay tally from Andrew Shaw. Kane, with his game winner, has now scored three goals in this series, adding three points on the night.

Game five of the series shifts back to St. Louis on Friday with a 6:30 puck drop.

Cardinals rally cut down short in the ninth when the tying run gets thrown out at home plate

Matt Carpenter is gunned down at home plate (MLB photo)

Matt Carpenter is gunned down at home plate (MLB photo)

The New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Wednesday night. Shortstop Ruben Tejada cut down Matt Carpenter for the second out of the ninth on a strong relay from center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Mike Matheny challenged the call but the replay showed catcher Travis d’Arnaud getting Carpenter with a sweep tag near his armpit.

Carpenter had four hits and Yadier Molina added three for the Cardinals, but Jhonny Peralta’s hitless streak reached 21 at-bats. Peralta popped out with runners at second and third in the eighth before pinch-hitter Matt Adams flied out to end the inning.

Jonathan Niese improved to 4-1 in six career starts against St. Louis. Michael Wacha (2-2) set career highs with 10 strikeouts and five walks in the shortest outing as he went just four innings.

Royals give up runs in the seventh and eighth innings and have their two-game winning streak snapped

Nick Swisher points after scoring a run in the seventh inning. (MLB photos)

Nick Swisher points after scoring a run in the seventh inning. (MLB photos)

Jason Kipnis drove in Nick Swisher from first base with a two-out double in the seventh inning, helping the Cleveland Indians to a 5-3 win over the Royals on Wednesday night.

Michael Bourn had three hits and two RBIs for the Indians. Bourn, Nick Swisher and Kipnis, Cleveland’s 1-2-3 hitters, combined for six hits and three RBIs.

Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit back-to-back homers in the second for Kansas City.

 

Chiefs featured on national TV four times in 2014. Rams get two national games as NFL schedules released

Schedules for the Chiefs and Rams are right here

Schedules for the Chiefs and Rams are right here

The Kansas City Chiefs will be featured in four nationally televised games, including three in regular season play. Kansas City will take on the New England Patriots on ESPN’s Monday Night Football in Week Four and then have back-to-back nationally televised contests in Weeks 12 and 13, when they travel to Oakland for a Thursday night contest against the Raiders, followed by a Sunday night matchup vs. the Denver Broncos on NBC.

The St. Louis Rams will kick off their 2014 schedule at home against the Minnesota Vikings and will host a Monday Night Football game against the San Francisco 49ers on Week 6 and a Thursday Night contest against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15.
Kansas City Chiefs
Sept. 7 Tennessee Titans
Sept. 14 at Denver Broncos
Sept. 21 at Miami Dolphins
Sept. 29 New England Patriots (Mon), 7:30
Oct. 5 at San Francisco 49ers
Oct. 12 BYE
Oct. 19 at San Diego Chargers
Oct. 26 St. Louis Rams
Nov. 2 New York Jets
Nov. 9 at Buffalo Bills, 1
Nov. 16 Seattle Seahawks
Nov. 20 at Oakland Raiders (Thu)
Nov. 30 Denver Broncos
Dec. 7 at Arizona Cardinals
Dec. 14 Oakland Raiders
Dec. 21 at Pittsburgh Steelers
Dec. 28 San Diego Chargers
St. Louis Rams
Sept. 7 Minnesota Vikings
Sept. 14 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sept. 21 Dallas Cowboys
Sept. 28 BYE
Oct. 5 at Philadelphia Eagles
Oct. 13 San Francisco 49ers (Mon)
Oct. 19 Seattle Seahawks
Oct. 26 at Kansas City Chiefs
Nov. 2 at San Francisco 49ers
Nov. 9 at Arizona Cardinals
Nov. 16 Denver Broncos
Nov. 23 at San Diego Chargers
Nov. 30 Oakland Raiders
Dec. 7 at Washington Redskins
Dec. 11 Arizona Cardinals (Thu)
Dec. 21 New York Giants
Dec. 28 at Seattle Seahawks

Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association announces it’s All-State teams in basketball. View the entire list here

Rock Bridge won the Girls Class 5 Championship (photo courtesy, ABC 17)

Rock Bridge won the Girls Class 5 Championship (photo courtesy, ABC 17)

The Missouri Sportwriters and Sportcasters Association named the first and second team honorees from the 2013-14 boy’s and girl’s basketball season.

Class 5 boys champion CBC has Jordan Bennett on the first team. Class 4′s Cody Geiger of Republic, Sean Clancey of Class 3 champion Cardinal Ritter, Stefan Cox from Sedalia-Sacred Heart, the Class 2 champ and LaRandis Banks of Scott County Central from the Class 1 champs headline the list on the boys side.

Sophie Cunningham from Class 5 champ Rock Bridge highlights the girl’s top honorees along with Class 4 champ Incarnate Word Academy’s Nakiah Bell and Naphessa Collier, Alexa Schaaf from Class 3′s title winner Eldorado Springs, Riley Israel and Lexie Vaught from Class 2′s champion Crane and twins Heather and Lexi Harman who led Walnut Grove to the Class 1 championship were also first team winners.

Click here for the complete list courtesy of the Jefferson City News Tribune.  All State Basketball Team