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EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Former North Dakota State golfer Amy Olson shot a 6-under 65 for the second straight day to take a two-stroke lead heading into the final round of The Evian Championship in Evian-Les-Bains, France. Olson, who is at 14-under 199, holds the NCAA individual record with 20 victories while starring at North Dakota State University, but the 89th-ranked North Dakota native is still seeking her first LPGA Tour victory. South Korea's Sei Young Kim, who posted a 7-under 64, is alone in second place at 12-under for the tournament.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Salvador Perez hit a walk-off grand slam with one out in the bottom of the ninth as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a dramatic 8-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night, Sept. 14, at Kauffman Stadium. Perez belted a 3-2 slider by Twins' reliever Trevor Hildenberger (4-4) over the fence in left-center for his 26th homer of the season and sixth against Minnesota (67-80), which lost its seventh straight road game.
Aaron Rodgers is planning to participate in practice with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. Head coach Mike McCarthy said his quarterback could play Sunday even if he misses the team's final workout. The Packers don't practice on Fridays but hold meetings before a walkthrough the day before each game. "Tomorrow's practice will be a pretty big indicator," McCarthy said, but added Rodgers could play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday even with "no reps" on the field.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — A.J. Green scored three touchdowns in the first 17 minutes, and the Cincinnati Bengals hung on for a 34-23 victory over the visiting Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night, Sept. 13, to take an early AFC North lead. After trailing 21-0, Baltimore got within 28-23 in the fourth quarter. However, Cincinnati added a field goal before Shawn Williams strip-sacked Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, and Jordan Willis recovered with 2:42 left to all but ice it. Bengals kicker Randy Bullock added one more field goal for the final margin.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez and Jorge Bonifacio hit back-to-back homers to highlight a four-run sixth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 6-4 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Thursday night, Sept. 13, at Kauffman Stadium. Perez also doubled and Rosell Herrera had two hits and scored a run for Kansas City (50-96). Alex Gordon reached base three times, walking twice and getting hit by a pitch, and also drove in a run for the Royals.
Aaron Rodgers didn't practice Thursday and isn't guaranteed to play Sunday in a key early season NFC North matchup, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "This is no layup," McCarthy said. "That's why it's a day-to-day situation." Green Bay (1-0) will host Minnesota (1-0) at Lambeau Field. Rodgers injured his left knee in the season opener against the Chicago Bears but returned to lead the Packers to a come-from-behind victory.
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. — United rallied for a crucial 2-1 home win Wednesday night, Sept. 12, beating Minnesota United to boost their MLS Eastern Conference playoff hopes. The game was the first of seven straight at home for D.C. (9-11-7, 34 points), which pulled within two points of the sixth and final postseason position in the East. Minnesota (9-16-2, 29 points) saw its distant chance at making the Western Conference playoffs all but disappear with the loss.
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.