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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

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TOKEKA, Kan. (AP) - Courtney Force reached the Funny Car semifinals Sunday in the Menards NHRA Heartland Nationals before dewy conditions postponed the eliminations at Heartland Motorsports Park. Force, the points leader and No. 1 qualifier, will face J.R. Todd when action resumes Monday.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jack Flaherty struck out a career-high 13 to earn his first major league win and Tyler O'Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1. Making his ninth big league start, Flaherty gave up just two hits and walked one in 7 2/3 dominant innings.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tyler Austin hit a pair of two-run homers, Sonny Gray pitched eight innings of four-hit ball and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 Sunday to win their eighth consecutive series. Miguel Andujar and Austin Romine added back-to-back homers in the ninth for the Yankees. Eric Skoglund was pounded for six runs over five innings for Kansas City.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Khiry Shelton scored his first goal of the season to help Sporting Kansas City tie Minnesota United 1-1. Sporting KC is unbeaten in its last three games and has just one loss since opening day. Shelton headed home a corner kick by Johnny Russell to open the scoring in the eighth minute. Minnesota's Darwin Quintero put away the rebound of his own stopped header to tie it in the 20th minute. Minnesota is winless in its last three games.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with a memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi has died. Billy Cannon was 80. LSU says Cannon died at his home in St. Francisville. Cannon led the Tigers to a national championship in 1958. The following year, his tackle-breaking 89-yard punt return led LSU to a 7-3 victory over Ole Miss. That helped Cannon win LSU's only Heisman. He went on to play for the Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.

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