KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins yesterday. The Royals had been shut down all night by the Twins' Ricky Nolasco. But the AL Central leaders managed to break through against closer Glen Perkins in the ninth. Wade Davis earned the win with a perfect ninth inning in relief.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) - Andrew Wiggins and the rest of the new Timberwolves got a warm welcome to Minnesota at the state fair. Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young were introduced on Tuesday after being acquired in last weekend's three-team deal that sent All-Star forward Kevin Love to Cleveland. Huge crowds turned out for the introductory press conference.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is on track to play in the season opener less than a month after he was shot in the leg. Joseph spoke publicly yesterday for the first time since a stray bullet during a nightclub disturbance struck him in the left calf. Joseph says he'll be ready to practice at full speed next week.
(AP) - Four of the eight neutral-site games the first week of the college football season involve Big Ten teams. Rutgers plays its first game as a Big Ten member against Washington State in Seattle tomorrow. Ohio State plays Navy in Baltimore, Wisconsin faces LSU in Houston and Penn State and UCF meet in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday.
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