Athlete of the Week: Chris Favoroso
By Matt Lincoln/CBS12
JENSEN BEACH, Fla. - Chris Favoroso is a two-time wrestling champion, the first one in the history of one of the best high school programs in South Florida. So he's a no-brainer choice for the CBS12 Athlete of the Week.
Favoroso moved to Florida from New Jersey in the 8th grade. It was not by chance he wound up at Jensen Beach.
"We picked here for wrestling," says Favoroso. "No one works harder than us."
Coach Tom McMath has had 5 state champions at Jensen, but no one quite like Chris.
"You can't teach fight," says McMath. "From the start, I knew he had that in him."
Chris's promise for greatness has turned into results. He won a state championship as a Sophomore in the 170 weight class and repeated as a state champion last week at 195.
Also a star football player, Favoroso has his eyes set on a big senior year - and the rare wrestling feat of a three-peat.
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UNDATED (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays finished with the American League's best records during the regular season, but they find themselves trailing in the division series after dropping their openers.
In Kansas City, Collin McHugh worked six innings and the Houston Astros hit a pair of solo homers in a 5-2 triumph over the Royals. McHugh gave up two runs and four hits in six innings before four relievers combined to blank the Royals the rest of the way. Oliver Perez entered the game in the eighth with the potential tying run at the plate before getting Eric Hosmer to hit a foul popup for the final out.
The Astros took a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning on RBI grounders by Colby Rasmus and Evan Gattis. Rasmus and George Spring added solo shots after Kendrys (KEHN'-drees) Morales homered twice to get the Royals within 3-2.
Jose Altuve was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for the Astros, who face the Royals in Game 2 on Friday.
Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) will try to even the series for Kansas City. The Astros will counter with Scott Kazmir.
Robinson Chirinos (chih-REE'-nohs) and Rougned Odor (oh-DOOR') homered off David Price as the Rangers downed the Blue Jays 5-3. Chirinos put Texas ahead 4-1 with a two-run shot in the fifth inning, but the Blue Jays got within 4-3 before Odor went deep to complete the scoring.
Price lasted seven innings but was reached for five runs, five hits and two walks while pitching on 11 day's rest.
Yovani Gallardo (yoh-VAH'-nee gy-YAHR'-doh) allowed two runs and four hits in five innings to improve to 4-0 with a 1.78 ERA in four career starts against Toronto. Keone Kela (kee-OH'-nee KEH'-luh), Jake Diekman (DEEK'-man) and Sam Dyson finished, with Dyson getting a save.
Neither team had its starting third baseman on the field by the end of the game. The Rangers had to take out Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray) in the third with a sore lower back, two innings before Toronto's Josh Donaldson came out. Donaldson was kneed in the head while sliding in an attempt to break up a double play.
Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista had to leave the game after the eighth inning due to hamstring tightness.
Game 2 is Friday afternoon in Toronto, where Marcus Stroman will pitch for the Blue Jays against Rangers ace Cole Hamels. The Rangers have won Hamels' last 10 starts, scoring at least four runs each time.
Play in the National League Divisional series playoffs begins today with the Cardinals entertaining the Cubs, and the Dodgers hosting the Mets.
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Johnson was cut by the Texans in March after 12 seasons with the team.
The 40-year-old Hasselbeck completed 18 of his 29 passes for 213 yards and no interceptions in his second consecutive start in place of Andrew Luck, who sat out with a shoulder injury.
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Green Bay Packers' coach Lindy Infante (ihn-FAHN'-tay) has died in Florida at age 75. His wife told The Associated Press that he passed away Thursday in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness.
Infante coached the Packers from 1988 to 1991, winning Coach of the Year honors in 1989 after leading the Packers to a 10-6 record.
UNDATED (AP) -- A new era began in the NHL last night with the debuts of Edmonton's Connor McDavid and Buffalo's Jack Eichel (EYE'-kul), the first and second players taken in this year's draft. Neither player could rally his team to victory.
In Buffalo, Eichel was named the game's second star after scoring the Sabres' lone goal in the third period of a 3-1 loss to Ottawa. Eichel's power-play tally came after Kyle Turris (TOOR'-ihs) tallied in each of the first two periods to put the Senators ahead 2-0. Curtis Lazar added an empty-netter for the Senators.
McDavid played 18 minutes but was held scoreless while taking two shots in the Oilers' 3-1 loss at St. Louis. Brian Elliott stopped 23 shots and blanked Edmonton after Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored on a power play late in the first period. Robby Fabbri snapped a 1-1 tie midway through the third period by beating Cam Talbot, who allowed two goals on 30 shots in his Oilers debut.
In other NHL finals:
-- Minnesota trailed 4-1 before scoring four times in a 5:07 span of the third period to beat Colorado 5-4. Zach Parise (pah-REE'-say) completed a hat trick by scoring the tiebreaking goal on a power play with 9:46 left, 56 seconds after Thomas Vanek tied it.
-- Seth Jones assisted on first-period goals by Craig Smith and Viktor Arvidsson to help Nashville nip Carolina 2-1. Pekka Rinne (PEH'-kuh REE'-nay) stopped 25 shots and blanked the Hurricanes until Eric Staal made it 2-1 with 1:40 left.
-- Antti Niemi (AN'-tee nee-EH'-mee) handled 35 shots and also had two assists in the Stars' 3-0 shutout of the Penguins in Dallas. Ales Hemsky (AL'-ehsh HEHM'-skee) provided a power-play goal and an assist, while reigning NHL scoring champ Jamie Benn scored with the man advantage in the third period.
-- Alexander Burmistrov and Drew Stafford each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg ripped the Bruins, 6-2 in Boston. David Krejci (KRAY'-chee) and David Pastrnak scored for the Bruins, who pulled within 3-2 early in the third period before Chris Thorburn and Nicolas Petan beat Tuukka (TOO'-kah) Rask 4:34 apart.
-- Tampa Bay rallied to beat Philadelphia 3-2 on Jason Garrison's goal at 2:17 of overtime. The Flyers led 2-1 until Ryan Callahan scored a power-play goal with 1:38 left in regulation and Garrison followed with his second goal of the night.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern Cal is off to a 1-2 start in Pac 12 play after many considered the Trojans as favorites to win the conference.
Unranked Washington shut down quarterback Cody Kessler in a 17-12 triumph over the 17th-ranked Trojans in Los Angeles. Kessler had two interceptions while passing for just 156 yards and no touchdowns. He couldn't get USC into the end zone until Ronald Jones II's short run with 12:02 to play.
Myles Gaskin ran for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown to help the Huskies beat their former head coach, Steve Sarkisian.
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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall has received what amounts to a three-day vote of confidence.
The school issued a statement saying Edsall will coach the Terrapins at top-ranked Ohio State on Saturday. The statement comes amid reports that he will be fired.
Edsall is 22-33 in four-plus seasons at Maryland, including a 2-3 mark this season.
INCHEON, South Korea (AP) -- The International team won the second day fourball competition at the Presidents Cup in South Korea, leaving the U.S. with a 5 1/2 to 4 1/2 point lead. Next up is a double session Saturday of eight matches that will shape the final round.
A mistake by Phil Mickelson cost the U.S. one of the matches as he and Zach Johnson were assessed a one-hole penalty at No. 7 when Mickelson used a different model golf ball, ultimately costing the Americans the match.
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