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28th August 2015

The week two high school football schedule for tonight includes:

Sauk Rapids-Rice at Bemidji
Kelliher Northome at Nevis
Bagley at Pillager
Blackduck at Red Lake
Warren-Alvarado-Oslo at Cass Lake Bena
Clearbrook at at NCE/U-H
Barnum at Deer River
Lake Park-Audubon at Fosston
Grand Rapids at Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin     
Laporte at Wheaton/Herman-Norcross     
Floodwood at Northland Remer
Park Rapids at Thief River Falls
Red Lake County at Walker Hackensack Akeley


Joey Butler plated the tying run in the sixth inning and then came around to score on a passed ball to give the Rays a 5-4 win over the Twins at Tropicana Field.  Eduardo Escobar homered for the third time in two games for Minnesota, which saw its six-game winning streak come to an end.  Tommy Milone dipped to 6-and-4 with the loss.

The Twins open up a six-game homestand tonight against the Houston Astros at Target Field.  The White Sox will come to town on Tuesday.  Kyle Gibson gets the start tonight.  He is 8-and-9 with a 3.96 ERA.  The Astros will counter with left-hander Scott Kazmir, who is 7-and-8 with a 2.39 ERA.

The subcontractor for the new Vikings stadium is under the microscope after a deadly accident.  A Berwald Roofing Company worker was killed Wednesday when he fell about 50 feet.  Another employee was also injured.  Reports say the company has received nine worksite safety violations in the last five years.  Most of the violations deal with failure to use a safety harness.

The Vikings will clash with the Cowboys tomorrow in Dallas.  Minnesota is 3-and-0 so far in preseason play after a 20-12 win over Oakland last weekend.  The 'Boys are 0-and-2.

The Lynx wrap up their three-game road trip tonight in New York against the Liberty.  Minnesota has split the first two games on the trek after Sunday's 79-67 loss in Phoenix.  The Lynx still lead the Western Conference at 19-and-9.  New York sits atop the East at 18-and-8.


Wisconsin driver Paul Menard wins at Road America
August 29, 2015, 5:54 pm
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin driver Paul Menard took advantage of a lengthy late-race caution and held off Ryan Blaney to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America on Saturday.

Vin Scully: 2016 will be final season in booth for Dodgers
August 29, 2015, 5:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) Vin Scully says 2016 will be his last season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which would mark the end of his record 67-year tenure with the same franchise.

Astros place catcher Jason Castro on DL with quad strain
August 29, 2015, 5:49 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Houston Astros have put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle.

Nationals' Span expects 4-6 month recovery after hip surgery
August 29, 2015, 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) Denard Span expects his recovery from hip surgery will take 4-6 months, meaning he may have played his last game with the Washington Nationals.

Playing 2nd game in 6 days, Titans played like 'tired' team
August 29, 2015, 5:47 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota keeps showing he can shake off a rough start.

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