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Sports Briefs Sept. 2
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Moreland lifts Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rookie Mitch Moreland homered again and the Texas Rangers kept pulling away in the AL West, beating the Kansas City Royals 4-3 Wednesday night.
The Rangers increased their division lead to 9½ games over Oakland, which lost in New York.
Moreland homered for the second straight game, leading off the sixth inning with a shot that made it 4-2. He has five home runs in his first 25 big league games.
Tommy Hunter (12-2) allowed two runs on seven hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings.

49ers players have heated exchange

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Mike Singletary had to separate tight end Vernon Davis and wide receiver Michael Crabtree after the players got into a heated discussion at practice Wednesday.
Singletary says the issue was non-football related and is closed. He met with both players.
Neither Crabtree nor Davis has played this preseason because of injuries and Singletary ruled out Davis for Thursday night’s preseason finale against San Diego.
Crabtree’s status is uncertain. The second-year receiver is nursing a neck injury and hasn’t addressed it or spoken formally since the start of camp Aug. 1, declining multiple media requests. Yet the 49ers’ website posted a lengthy story quoting him Tuesday afternoon.

Akransas suspends two

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas offensive lineman Anthony Oden and fullback Van Stumon are suspended for the No. 17 Razorbacks’ season opener against Tennessee Tech.
Coach Bobby Petrino didn’t say why the two are being held out for Saturday’s game. Each was arrested during the offseason on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Great Bend High School
junior varsity tennis
At McPherson

No. 1 singles — Stephanie Langer 2-1, fifth place
No. 2 singles — Becca Brining 2-1, fifth place
No. 1 doubles — Elizabeth Wren/Paola Rameriez, 1-2 fourth place
No. 2 doubles — Kalee Maneth & Shania Feck 1-2, seventh place
*Great Bend finished fifth out of eight teams

Bill Snyder Radio Show debuts tonight

MANHATTAN — The Bill Snyder Radio Show will make its 2010 debut tonight, with Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. nationally-televised season opener against UCLA just two days away.
The show, hosted by the Voice of the Wildcats Wyatt Thompson, will air live from 7 to 8 p.m. each week across the 36-station K-State Sports Network.
Fans are invited to dial into the show, which will be broadcast from the Big 8 Room of the Vanier Complex, to ask Coach Snyder questions each week by calling 1-866-KS-ST-CAT (1-866-577-8228).
Also, fans interested in listening to live online broadcasts of 2010 football games can now do so for free at using the K-State All-Access feature.
Less than 300 seats remain for Saturday’s clash with the Bruins as the Wildcats look to sell out the Second Annual K-State Family Reunion.
To order tickets for t any of the six home games, call the ticket office at 1-800-221-CATS, visit the new and improved or stop by the ticket office in Bramlage Coliseum.

Gay clocks 9.92 to win 100 meters  in Zagreb

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — American sprinter Tyson Gay has won the 100 meters at the Zagreb World Challenge, defeating Jamaican rival Nesta Carter in a time of 9.92 seconds.
Gay and Carter are tied for the season’s-best time of 9.78. Gay reached it in London in August and Carter in Rieti, Italy, on Sunday. Carter finished second in 10.07 on Wednesday.