Morning Leadoff: Aug. 28

Morning Leadoff: Aug. 28




Wednesday, August 28

No local events scheduled.

Thursday, August 29

High school cross country: Bismarck Rusty Bucket, 6 p.m., McDowell Dam.

High school boys soccer: Legacy at Jamestown, 7:30 p.m.; Minot at Century, 7:30 p.m. (Bowl).

High school boys tennis: Jamestown at Mandan, 4 p.m.; Minot at Legacy, 4:15 p.m.; Bismarck vs. Century, 4:15 p.m. (Sertoma).

Friday, August 30

High school boys soccer: Bismarck at Moorhead, 6 p.m.

High school boys tennis: Williston at Legacy, 4:15 p.m. (Sertoma).

High school football: Grand Forks Central at Legacy, 6:30 p.m.; Century at Fargo Davies, 7 p.m.; West Fargo Sheyenne at Bismarck (Bowl), 7 p.m.; Mandan at West Fargo, 7 p.m.; Fargo Shanley at St. Mary’s, 7 p.m.; Shiloh at Fargo Oak Grove, 7 p.m.

High school volleyball: Bismarck East-West Tournament, at Legacy (3-7:30 p.m.), at Century (3-8:30 p.m.).

Saturday, August 31

College football: NDSU vs. Butler, 4 p.m., at Target Field (Minneapolis); Drake at UND, 4 p.m.

High school volleyball: Bismarck East-West Tournament: at Legacy (9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.), at Century (9 a.m.-3:45 p.m.); Shiloh Christian at Hazen Tournament.



6:35 p.m.

KXMR (710 AM) – Minnesota at Chicago White Sox



4:30 a.m. (Thursday)

GOLF — European Tour: European Masters, first round, Valais, Switzerland


7 p.m.

FSN — Minnesota at Chicago White Sox


2 p.m.

TNT — UEFA Champions League: APOEL at Ajax, Second Leg of the Playoff Round

9 p.m.

FS1 — Liga MX: Cruz Azul at Tijuana


11 a.m.

ESPN — U.S. Open: Second Round, Flushing, N.Y.

6 p.m.

ESPN — U.S. Open: Second Round, Flushing, N.Y.


10 YEARS AGO (2009): Nikola Nikolic had a terrific debut, scoring two goals as the University of Mary won its season soccer opener 2-1 against Regis University in Denver. Nikolic, a sophomore midfielder, is a transfer from Ridgewater Community College in Minnesota. The Marauders won despite being outshot 24-4.

20 YEARS AGO (1999): Fargo North used its running game to grind down St. Mary's en route to a 29-13 opening-game football victory over St. Mary's at the Community Bowl. Brian Lauwers, a 6-foot-2, 203-pound junior running back, spearheaded a 299-yard North ground attack by picking up 177 yards on 30 carries.

50 YEARS AGO (1969): Barry Mayer of Fargo is part of a loaded Minnesota Gopher backfield that has been preparing for its season opener with Arizona State. Other backs in the equation are fullback Jim Carter and quarterbacks Phil Hagen and Walt Bowser. Mayer led the Gophers in rushing last season.

Trivia Answer

Albert Pujols (3,178 hits) passed Adrian Beltre (3,166) for the most hits by a foreign-born player. Pujols and Beltre were both born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


Dave Selvig, Tribune sports editor, 250-8246 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Steve Thomas, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8244 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Scott Throlson, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8245 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:

Scooter Pursley, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8839 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail:


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