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Aug 27, 2014 at 5:05 am

Sports for Wednesday, August 27th


MLB: Royals 2, Twins 1

-       Twins had a 1-0 lead heading into the 9th, but two batters later (and four pitches) it was another loss for the good guys

-       Twins have now lost 3 in a row

-       Twins and the Royals back at it again this evening, first pitch is at 7:10pm

-       Phil Hughes (14-8) vs. former Twin Liam Hendricks (1-0) is the pitching match-up


College Football:

-       The feel good story of USC's Josh Shaw is taking a turn for the worse. According to eyewitnesses, the story of Shaw jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew is a lie. According to reports, Shaw jumped out of a 3rd story window after assaulting his girlfriend. He was avoiding the LAPD.

-       The Golden Gophers start their season Thursday when they host Eastern Illinois

-       St. Cloud State will go on the road September 4th to Mankato

-       Johnnies start their season at home September 6th when they host Wisconsin-River Falls


Most Expensive college football tickets this year

1. Alabama-LSU: $568.63/$242

2. Notre Dame-Michigan: $502.05/$298

3. Ohio State-Michigan: $475.31/$160

4. Oklahoma-Texas: $418.86/$145

5. Alabama-Auburn: $415.94/$243


High School Sports:

-       Football season is days away, the Metro Sports Commission will have Cathedral on 660AM Thursday night. The Tech Tigers will be on KNSI Friday night taking on the Sartell Sabres.



-       Vikings final preseason game is Thursday against the Tennessee Titans

-       Cool note in Atlanta, starting this season Falcon season ticket holders can order a cheerleader to their seat for a picture. The girls will have security with them.


NBA: Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor had some strong words for Kevin Love yesterday:

-        “I question Kevin if this is going to be the best deal for him because I think he’s going to be the third player on a team. I don’t think he’s going to get a lot of credit if they do really well. I think he’ll get the blame if they don’t do well. He’s going to have to learn to handle that.

-       “I think he’s around a couple guys are awful good. Now I’m not saying that Kevin’s not good, but I think where maybe he got away with some stuff, not playing defense on our team, I’m not sure how that’s going to work in Cleveland. So I would guess they’re going to ask him to play more defense. And he’s foul-prone,” Taylor said.

-       “I think Kevin, his offensive skills got better than I think we estimated. The only thing that I still have a question mark about will be his health. I had that concern then, I still have that concern and I think Cleveland should have that concern, too,” Taylor said. “If they sign him to a five-year contract like they’re thinking about, I mean that’s a big contract in a guy that’s had sometimes where he’s missed games.”

-       If he could do it all over again, Taylor said he would have signed Love to the five-year maximum contract in 2012.



-       The NHL is coming to Las Vegas. According to reports the league has decided to expand the league to Sin City. It has been 15 years since the league expanded. 

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