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LOS ANGELES -- Minnesota long snapper Kevin McDermott lost the tip of his pinky finger, but returned to the field in Thursday's 38-31 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. On the FOX broadcast, a bloodied McDermott was seen wrapping his hand. Initially the TV report was McDermott had only a fingernail ripped off.
OAKLAND, Calif.—The Oakland Athletics recorded their second consecutive walk-off win Saturday night, Sept. 22, scoring the game-ending run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on a wild pitch by Minnesota Twins reliever Trevor Hildenberger in a 3-2 win. The result lowered Oakland's magic number for clinching an American League playoff spot to one. A win by the A's (91-64) on Sunday or a loss by the Tampa Bay Rays (86-68) at Toronto would assure Oakland's first trip to the playoffs since 2014.
DETROIT, Mich. — Tyler Austin drove in three runs and Jake Odorizzi had another sharp pitching performance, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Odorizzi (7-10) carried a no-hitter into the eighth against the New York Yankees in his previous start. This time, he held the Tigers to one hit through the first six innings. He lasted 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six. Trevor Hildenberger recorded his seventh save.
MINNEAPOLIS — Jake Odorizzi came within five outs of producing the first no-hitter in Target Field history as the Minnesota Twins beat the New York Yankees 3-1 Wednesday night, Sept. 12. In the 722nd regular-season game since the Twins moved to their current stadium in 2010, Odorizzi (6-10) lost his no-hit bid when Greg Bird roped the 120th pitch into the left-center field gap for an RBI double. Odorizzi issued three walks, struck out five and tied a career-high with 120 pitches
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will work out with rehabbing players on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as head coach Mike McCarthy decides whether his star will be able to play in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings.
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer capped a six-run fifth inning with a grand slam and the host Minnesota Twins roughed up the New York Yankees en route to a 10-5 victory Tuesday night, Sept. 11, at Target Field. Mauer gave the Twins a 10-1 lead when he drove a full-count fastball from right-handed reliever Tommy Kahnle into the grassy area beyond the center field fence for his sixth homer of the season. It was the first baseman's fifth career grand slam and first since last Sept. 17 off Toronto reliever Chris Rowley.
SMYRNA, Ga. -- Shortly after Atlanta police on Wednesday, June 27, identified the body found a day earlier inside a SunTrust Park baseball stadium beer freezer, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the man was at the stadium to install new beer technology that is catching on around Major League Baseball parks.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea - Kikkan Randall and Jessica Diggins delivered the first Olympic cross-country medal for the United States since 1976 with a stunning victory in a thrilling finish to the women's team sprint relay on Wednesday. Diggins held off the challenge of Sweden's Stina Nilsson in a furious sprint for the line to win gold and Norway's Marit Bjoergen became the most successful winter Olympian of all time with 14 medals after taking bronze with Maiken Caspersen Falla. "It feels unreal, I can't believe it just happened," Diggins told reporters.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Sofia Goggia shed the chaotic 'crazy horse' of her reputation and embraced her inner Samurai to give Italy its first women's Olympic downhill champion on Wednesday. Described as the "crazy horse" of the Italian team by manager Massimo Rinaldi, and "crazy, in a good way" by German rival Viktoria Rebensburg, Goggia found her own unique way to describe what athletes usually call being "in the zone".
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- Vinny Curry walked through Mall of America on the lookout for a store selling Philadelphia Eagles team gear ahead of the arrival of friends and family on Thursday. The Eagles defensive lineman happened upon the NFL Shop on the second floor of the mall near the J.W. Marriott, the hotel Curry and his Philadelphia teammates are calling home for this week ahead of Super Bowl LII on Sunday.