MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Matt Davidson homered, Lucas Giolito struck out six in six innings and the Chicago White Sox spoiled Stephen Gonsalves' major league debut by holding off the Minnesota Twins for an 8-5 victory. Chicago won for the fourth time in five games in the makeup of snowed-out April contest.
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have released kicker Kai Forbath, completing their plan to turn over the job to rookie Daniel Carlson. Forbath was let go after one of his two field goal attempts in Minnesota's last exhibition game missed by hitting an upright. Since the Vikings drafted Carlson in the fifth round out of Auburn, Forbath's time with the team was bound to be limited. In 25 games with the Vikings, including the playoffs, Forbath made 50 of 57 field goals and 48 of 56 extra points.
(AP) - Even though the Redskins have Adrian Peterson they appear ready to stick with Rob Kelley as their starting running back. Washington has been decimated by injuries in the backfield with projected starter Derrius Guice gone for the season. Peterson, a former Oklahoma star who played the majority of his career with the Vikings, is a big name, but Kelley has coach Jay Gruden's confidence.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota has tabbed true freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad as the starting quarterback to open the season. Gophers coach P.J. Fleck says Annexstad will be behind center on Aug. 30 against New Mexico State. Fleck says he's not planning a rotation between Annexstad and redshirt freshman Tanner Morgan. But he does expect Morgan to see some action this year. Annexstad is a native of Norseland, Minnesota, who transferred from Mankato West High School to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
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