FOOTBALL

NFL CALENDAR

Saturday: Hall of Fame inductions, Canton, Ohio

2015 PRESEASON SCHEDULE

HALL OF FAME GAME

Sunday

Vikings vs. Pittsburgh, 7 pm (Ch. 11)

 

WEEK 1

Thursday, Aug. 13

Green Bay at New England, 6:30 pm

New Orleans at Baltimore, 6:30 pm

N.Y. Jets at Detroit, 6:30 pm

Miami at Chicago, 7 pm

Washington at Cleveland, 7 pm

Dallas at San Diego, pm

Friday, Aug. 14

Carolina at Buffalo, 6 pm

Tennessee at Atlanta, 6 pm

N.Y. Giants at Cincinnati, 6:30 pm

Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 6:30 pm

Denver at Seattle, 9 pm

St. Louis at Oakland, 9 pm

Saturday, Aug. 15

Tampa Bay at Vikings, 7 pm

San Francisco at Houston, 7 pm

Kansas City at Arizona, 8 pm

Sunday, Aug. 16

Indianapolis at Philadelphia, noon

 

WEEK 2

Thursday, Aug. 20

Detroit at Washington, 6:30 pm

Buffalo at Cleveland, 7 pm (ESPN)

Friday, Aug. 21

Atlanta at N.Y. Jets, 6:30 pm

Seattle at Kansas City, 7 pm

Saturday, Aug. 22

Oakland at Vikings, 7 pm

Baltimore at Philadelphia, 7 pm

Miami at Carolina, 7 pm

Chicago at Indianapolis, 6:30 pm

Jacksonville at N.Y. Giants, 6:30 pm

New England at New Orleans, 6:30 pm

Denver at Houston, 7 pm

San Diego at Arizona, 7 pm

Sunday, Aug. 23

Dallas at San Francisco, 7 pm

Green Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 pm

St. Louis at Tennessee, 7 pm (Ch. 9)

Monday, Aug. 24

Cincinnati at Tampa Bay, 7 pm (ESPN)

 

WEEK 3

Friday, Aug. 28

New England at Carolina, 6:30 pm

Detroit at Jacksonville, 7 pm (Ch. 4)

Tennessee at Kansas City, 7 pm

Saturday, Aug. 29

Vikings at Dallas, 6 pm

Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 3 pm

Atlanta at Miami, 6 pm

Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 6 pm

N.Y. Jets at N.Y. Giants, 6 pm

Chicago at Cincinnati, 6:30 pm

Washington at Baltimore, 6:30 pm

Indianapolis at St. Louis, 7 pm

Philadelphia at Green Bay, 7 pm

Seattle at San Diego, 7 pm (Ch. 4)

San Francisco at Denver, 8 pm

Sunday, Aug. 30

Houston at New Orleans, 3 pm (Ch. 9)

Arizona at Oakland, 7 pm (Ch. 11)

 

WEEK 4

Thursday, Sept. 3

Vikings at Tennessee, 7 pm

Baltimore at Atlanta, 6 pm

Cincinnati at Indianapolis, 6 pm

New Orleans at Green Bay, 6 pm

Philadelphia at N.Y. Jets, 6 pm

Tampa Bay at Miami, 6 pm

Buffalo at Detroit, 6:30 pm

Carolina at Pittsburgh, 6:30 pm

Jacksonville at Washington, 6:30 pm

N.Y. Giants at New England, 6:30 pm

Cleveland at Chicago, 7 pm

Houston at Dallas, 7 pm

Kansas City at St. Louis, 7 pm

Arizona at Denver, 8 pm

Oakland at Seattle, 9 pm

San Diego at San Francisco, 9 pm

BASEBALL

TWINS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT

ROCHESTER RED WINGS (CLASS AAA)

Gwinnett (Braves) 3, Rochester 1

Rochester 010 000 000 — 1 5 0

Gwinnett 000 102 00x — 3 7 2

W: Mateo (1-0, 1.50). L: Berrios (2-1, 3.58). Sv: Moylan (3). HR: ROC, Avery (3); GWN, Hunter (8), Bethancourt (3). Highlights: Xavier Avery hit a solo homer for the Red Wings (56-53).

 

CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS (CLASS AA)

Jackson (Mariners) 2, Chattanooga 1

Jackson 100 000 000 — 1 5 0

Chattanooga 110 000 00x — 2 4 1

W: Unsworth (2-4, 5.45). L: Baxendale (4-3, 3.99). Sv: Fry (3). HR: CHA, Polanco (5); JAC, Marlette (3). Highlights: Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer for the Lookouts (57-46).

 

FORT MYERS MIRACLE (CLASS A)

Fort Myers was idle

 

CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS (CLASS A)

Cedar Rapids was idle

 

ELIZABETHTON TWINS (ROOKIE)

Johnson City (Cards) 9, Elizabethton 8

Elizabethton 002 100 050 — 8 11 1

Johnson City 100 205 10x — 9 13 1

W: Bautista (2-1, 3.31). L: Gercken (0-1, 6.33). Sv: Brito (1). HR: ELZ, Paul (2); JC, Staton (5), Newman (1). Highlights: Chris Paul went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and four RBI for the Twins (19-21).

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION

NORTH W L Pct. GB

Saints 52 16 .765 —

Winnipeg 31 36 .463 20½

Sioux Falls 28 39 .418 23½

Fargo-Moorhead 23 44 .343 28½

CENTRAL W L Pct. GB

Sioux City 49 18 .731 —

Kansas City 36 27 .571 11

Gary 31 36 .463 18

Lincoln 26 41 .388 23

SOUTH W L Pct. GB

Wichita 41 27 .603 —

Joplin 36 29 .554 3½

Laredo 35 32 .522 5½

Amarillo 30 38 .441 11

Grand Prairie 23 45 .338 18

RESULTS MONDAY

Saints 15, Fargo-Moorhead 4

Gary 12, Joplin 1

Kansas City 7, Winnipeg 5

Lincoln 5, Amarillo 3

Ottawa 6, Wichita 1

Sioux City 2, Grand Prairie 1, 10 inn.

Sioux Falls 3, Laredo 2

GAMES TUESDAY

Gary at Joplin, 7:05 pm

Wichita at Ottawa, 7:05 pm

Sioux Falls at Laredo, 7:30 pm

GAMES WEDNESDAY

Lincoln at Saints, 7:05 pm

Kansas City at Joplin (2), 5:05 pm

Laredo at Amarillo, 7:05 pm

Wichita at Quebec, 7:05 pm

Fargo-Moorhead at Sioux City, 7:05 pm

Sioux Falls at Grand Prairie, 7:05 pm

Winnipeg at Gary, 7:10 pm

NORTHWOODS LEAGUE

(SECOND HALF)

NORTH W L Pct. GB

St. Cloud 25 8 .758 —

Willmar 19 13 .594 5½

Duluth 18 13 .581 6

Rochester 18 15 .545 7

Alexandria 16 16 .500 8½

Eau Claire 15 17 .469 9½

Thunder Bay 14 18 .438 10½

Mankato 13 18 .419 11

Waterloo 11 20 .355 13

SOUTH W L Pct. GB

Kenosha 23 8 .742 —

Madison 19 11 .633 3½

La Crosse 19 13 .594 4½

Green Bay 17 15 .531 6½

Wisconsin Rapids 15 17 .469 8½

Lakeshore 15 20 .429 10

Battle Creek 13 19 .406 10½

Wisconsin 11 21 .344 12½

Kalamazoo 7 27 .206 17½

RESULTS MONDAY

Battle Creek 4, Lakeshore 3

Eau Claire 2, Duluth 1

Green Bay 4, Kenosha 2

La Crosse 7, Kalamazoo 0

Madison 6, Alexandria 5

Mankato 7, Willmar 6

St. Cloud 9, Rochester 1

Thunder Bay 10, Waterloo 2

Wisconsin 6-3, Wisconsin Rapids 2-7

GAMES TUESDAY

No games scheduled

GAMES WEDNESDAY

Battle Creek at Lakeshore, 6:35 pm

Duluth at Eau Claire, 6:35 pm

Wisconsin Rapids at Wisconsin, 6:35 pm

Alexandria at Madison, 7:05 pm

Green Bay at Kenosha, 7:05 pm

Kalamazoo at La Crosse, 7:05 pm

St. Cloud at Rochester, 7:05 pm

Thunder Bay at Waterloo, 7:05 pm

Willmar at Mankato, 7:05 pm

AMERICAN LEGION

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Final • Chanhassen

Wayzata 5, Eden Prairie 4, 12 inn.

BASKETBALL

WNBA

WESTERN W L Pct GB

Lynx 15 4 .789 —

Phoenix 12 7 .632 3

Tulsa 10 10 .500 5½

San Antonio 6 14 .300 9½

Los Angeles 5 14 .263 10

Seattle 5 16 .238 11

EASTERN W L Pct GB

New York 13 6 .684 —

Washington 11 7 .611 1½

Chicago 12 8 .600 1½

Indiana 11 8 .579 2

Connecticut 9 9 .500 3½

Atlanta 7 13 .350 6½

games tuesday

Lynx at Los Angeles, 9 pm

San Antonio at Connecticut, 6 pm

Indiana at Chicago, 7 pm

Tulsa at Phoenix, 9 pm

GAME WEDNESDAY

San Antonio at Washington, 6 pm

GAME THURSDAY

Tulsa at Los Angeles, 9:30 pm

GAMES FRIDAY

Lynx at Phoenix, 9 pm

Atlanta at Indiana, 6 pm

Washington at Connecticut, 6 pm

New York at Chicago, 7:30 pm

GOLF

LOCAL • WOMEN

MWPGA STATE SENIOR PUBLINKS

First rd. • Pebble Lake G.C., Fergus Falls

Bernie Brown 72

Claudia Pilot 73

Brenda Williams 73

Leigh Klasse 75

Lynn Anderson 77

Nicki Reuterfeldt 81

Kathy Hubert-Wyss 82

Lori Jacobson 85

Clare Pobanz 89

SOCCER

MLS

EASTERN W L T Pts GF GA

D.C. United 12 7 5 41 33 26

New York 9 6 5 32 32 24

Columbus 8 8 7 31 36 38

New England 8 9 7 31 32 36

Toronto 8 8 4 28 32 34

Montreal 8 8 3 27 28 29

Orlando City 7 9 6 27 31 33

New York City 6 10 6 24 31 34

Chicago 6 11 4 22 24 30

Philadelphia 6 13 4 22 29 40

WESTERN W L T Pts GF GA

Vancouver 12 8 3 39 30 22

FC Dallas 11 6 5 38 32 27

Los Angeles 10 7 7 37 39 29

Sporting K.C. 9 4 7 34 30 21

Portland 9 8 6 33 24 28

Seattle 10 11 2 32 25 24

Real Salt Lake 7 8 8 29 27 33

Houston 7 8 7 28 28 27

San Jose 7 9 5 26 22 27

Colorado 5 7 9 24 19 22

Note: Three points for win, one for tie.

GAMES WEDNESDAY

New York at Montreal, 7 pm

Orlando City at Toronto FC, 7 pm

GAME FRIDAY

Chicago at Portland, 10 pm

GAMES SATURDAY

Sporting K.C. at Toronto FC, 3 pm

Philadelphia at Orlando City, 6:30 pm

D.C. United at Montreal, 7 pm

Columbus at Colorado, 8 pm

San Jose at Houston, 8 pm

Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 9 pm

GAMES SUNDAY

Seattle at Los Angeles, 3 pm

New York City FC at New York, 6 pm

NASL

W D L GF GA Pts

Ottawa FC 7 6 3 17 13 27

New York 6 7 1 22 12 25

Tampa Bay 6 5 4 19 18 23

Carolina 5 7 4 25 19 22

Minn. United FC 5 7 3 28 23 22

Indy 4 6 5 19 20 18

Atlanta 4 6 6 16 20 18

Fort Lauderdale 4 5 6 19 20 17

FC Edmonton 4 5 7 25 29 17

San Antonio 4 4 7 21 28 16

Jacksonville 4 4 7 19 28 16

GAMES WEDNESDAY

Minn. United FC at New York, 6:30 pm

Fort Lauderdale at Atlanta, 6:30 pm

Indy at FC Edmonton, 8 pm

GAMES SATURDAY

FC Edmonton at Minn. United FC, 7 pm

Jacksonville at Tampa Bay, 6:30 pm

New York at Fort Lauderdale, 6:30 pm

Ottawa at Indy, 6:30 pm

San Antonio at Atlanta, 6:30 pm

tennis

PRO • MEN

BET-AT-HOME CUP

First round • Kitzbuehel, Austria

• Diego Schwartzman def.

Albert Ramos-Vinolas (8), 6-3, 6-4

• Federico Delbonis def.

Pablo Carreno Busta, 7-5, 6-4

• Dennis Novak def.

Aljaz Bedene, 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-1

• Paul-Henri Mathieu def.

Kenny de Schepper, 6-2, 6-2

• Robin Haase def.

Juan Monaco (5), 2-6, 1-1, retired

• Santiago Giraldo def.

Rogerio Dutra Silva, 7-5, 6-2

PRO • WOMEN

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC

First round • Stanford, Calif.

• Misaki Doi def.

CiCi Bellis, 6-3, 7-6 (3)

• Alison Riske def.

Tatjana Maria, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1

• Nicole Gibbs def.

Caroline Garcia, 6-4, 7-5

• Andrea Petkovic (6) def.

Carina Witthoeft, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

Twins: Selected the contract of RHP Tyler Duffey from Rochester (IL).

Baltimore: Optioned RHP Jorge Rondon to Norfolk (IL). Recalled RHP Tyler Wilson from Norfolk.

Boston: Agreed to terms with RHP Austin Glorius on a minor league contract.

Chicago: Optioned RHP Scott Carroll to Charlotte (IL). Recalled OF Trayce Thompson from Charlotte. Promoted Nick Hostetler to director of amateur scouting and Doug Laumann to senior adviser to scouting operations.

Cleveland: Placed INF Jason Kipnis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Optioned LHP Michael Roth to Columbus (IL). Recalled LHP Kyle Crockett and INF Jose Ramirez from Columbus.

Los Angeles: Assigned RHP Jeremy McBryde outright to Salt Lake (PCL).

Oakland: Optioned RHP Dan Otero and OF Jake Smolinski to Nashville (PCL). Claimed INF/OF Danny Valencia off waivers from Toronto. Reinstated OF

Coco Crisp from the 15-day DL, and LHP Pat Venditte from the 15-day DL and optioned him to Nashville. Recalled RHP Arnold Leon from Nashville.

Tampa Bay: Optioned LHP Matt Moore to Durham (IL). Selected the contract of 3B Richie Shaffer from Durham.

Texas: Agreed to terms with RHP Dallas Gallant on a minor league contract.

Toronto: Assigned OF Ezequiel Carrera outright to Buffalo (IL). Claimed RHP Ben Rowen off waivers from the Chicago Cubs and optioned him to Buffalo.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Arizona: Sent RHP Chase Anderson and C Gerald Laird to the AZL Diamondbacks for rehab assignments.

Chicago: Designated LHP Clayton Richard for assignment. Recalled OF Matt Szczur from Iowa (PCL).

Miami: Optioned 3B Donovan Solano to New Orleans (PCL). Placed RHP Carter Capps on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Tomas Telis from New Orleans. Selected the contract of RHP Brian Ellington from New Orleans.

Milwaukee Optioned OF Domingo Santana to Colorado Springs (PCL).

Pittsburgh: Optioned OF Jaff Decker to Indianapolis (IL).

St. Louis: Assigned RHP Marcus Hatley and 1B Dan Johnson outright to Memphis (PCL).

San Diego: Sent 2B Cory Spangenberg to San Antonio (TL) for a rehab assignment.

San Francisco: Placed 2B Joe Panik on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Sunday. Selected the contract of 2B Kelby Tomlinson from Sacramento (PCL).

BASKETBALL

NBA

Timberwolves: Signed G Andre Miller to a one-year contract.

Miami: Signed G Josh Richardson.

FOOTBALL

NFL

Arizona: Activated TE Jermaine Gresham from the PUP list and TE Troy Niklas from the non-football injury list.

Buffalo: Signed CB Merrill Noel.

Cleveland: Waived WR Kevin Cone and DB Brandon Stephens. Signed RBs Timothy Flanders and Jalen Parmele.

Denver: Placed WR Kyle Williams on injured reserve. Signed WR Corbin Louks.

Green Bay: Signed WR Ed Williams.

Pittsburgh: Activated C Maurice Pouncey from the PUP list.

San Diego: Signed DT Luther Robinson. Placed DT Tenny Palepoi on injured reserve.

HOCKEY

NHL

San Jose: Re-signed G Aaron Dell to a one-year contract.

SOCCER

MLS

Montreal: Signed M Johan Venegas.

COLLEGE

North Carolina: Reinstated CB Malik Simmons to the football team.

TODAY’S LINE

MLB

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

TUESDAY

American League

TORONTO -227/+207 Twins

Houston -123/+113 TEXAS

CHICAGO -120/+110 Tampa Bay

OAKLAND -115/+105 Baltimore

LOS ANGELES -116/+106 Cleveland

National League

PITTSBURGH -138/+128 Chicago

WASH. -138/+128 Arizona

San Fran. -145/+135 ATLANTA

New York -110/+100 MIAMI

San Diego -106/-104 MILWAUKEE

Interleague

Seattle -168/+158 COLORADO

 

Note: Home teams in CAPS.