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DWU women, men suffer two losses each over weekend

By The Daily Republic

The Dakota Wesleyan University women's soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to Lady Argos Saturday in Rapid City. The men's team also lost on Saturday, falling 3-2 in overtime to Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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The women's team was outshot 9-5 and allowed one goal in each half. The men rallied from down 2-0 at half with goals by Hugo Gonzalez and Chaz Foss, only to fall in overtime.

The teams also lost matches Sunday. The men fell 2-1 to Clark University in Dubuque, Iowa. Foss scored the lone goal for the Tigers. The women dropped a 6-1 game to Rocky Mountain College in Rapid City. No stats were repoted.

Mitchell softball drops two games

By The Daily Republic

YANKTON -- The Mitchell high school softball team suffered two losses Sunday in Yankton.

The Kernels fell 6-5 to West Central in the first game without allowing an earned run. Hallie Misiaszek struck out eight in six innings, but took the loss. Ellie Rew and Jenna Skinner each went 2-for-3 in the game. Skinner had two RBIs, while Abby Sudbeck drove in three.

Krista Huber struck out 10 in Mitchell's second game, but the Kernels fell 6-1 to Yankton. Huber allowed three earned runs on seven hits and Emily Sudbeck was 2-for-3 at the plate.

Mitchell dropped to 7-8 with the losses and takes on Sioux Falls O'Gorman in a doubleheader beginning at 6 p.m. today in Sioux Falls.

Keselowski takes Chase opener and points lead

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- Brad Keselowski raced to an impressive victory in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, outdueling five-time champion Jimmie Johnson at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday.

Keselowski led after a crucial pit cycle with about 35 laps remaining in the 400-mile race, and held on comfortably from there for his first victory in a Chase race. He also takes over the points lead.

Kasey Kahne was third. All 12 of the Chase drivers finished in the top 18, with the exception of Jeff Gordon, who went into the wall with about 80 laps remaining. Gordon barely qualified for the Chase to begin with, and his championship hopes are already in serious jeopardy.

It's Keselowski's fourth victory of the season. He leads Johnson by three points.

NHL players locked out again

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL locked out its players at midnight Saturday, becoming the third major sports league to impose a work stoppage in the last 18 months.

The action also marks the fourth shutdown for the NHL since 1992, including a year-long dispute that forced the cancellation of the entire 2004-05 season when the league held out for a salary cap.

The deal which ended that dispute expired at midnight, and Commissioner Gary Bettman followed through on his pledge to lock out the players with no new agreement in place.

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the lockout was effective at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Mitchell soccer teams fall to Aberdeen Central

By The Daily Republic

ABERDEEN -- The Mitchell High School boys' and girls' soccer teams dropped matches against Aberdeen Central Saturday in Aberdeen.

The girls lost 9-0 and are off until a matchup with Groton Sept. 25.

The boys lost 3-1 in a tightly contested match. Peter Novak scored Mitchell's only goal and the boys look to rebound today as they take on James Valley Christian in Huron.

Viciedo and Dunn homer as White Sox beat Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jake Peavy baffled Minnesota again, Dayan Viciedo and Adam Dunn homered, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Twins 9-2 on Sunday.

The White Sox scored six runs in the sixth inning to support Peavy (11-11) and stay ahead of Detroit in the AL Central.

Joe Mauer homered in his return after missing five games with back spasms, but the Twins weren't able to avoid the sweep and lost to Chicago for the 13th time in 16 games.

After Alexi Casilla's double in the fifth made it 3-2, Dunn and Viciedo went deep off Scott Diamond (11-8) in the sixth to squash the Twins' comeback attempt.

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