(Cleveland, OH) — Trevor Hildenberger served up a walk-off three-run homer to Francisco Lindor in the bottom of the ninth as the Twins lost to the Indians 5-2 in Cleveland. Miguel Sano had tied the game with a solo homer in the top of the ninth. Logan Forsythe doubled in the other run for the Twins in the fourth. The Twins try to earn a four-game split with the Indians this afternoon in Cleveland. Jose Berrios will be on the bump seeking his 12th win of the season. The Tribe will counter with 14-game winner Corey Kluber.
(Undated) — The NFL preseason ramps up tonight with 12 games on the schedule. Top matchups for the week include the Eagles hosting the Steelers, the Cowboys visiting the 49ers, the Giants hosting the Browns and the Saints visiting the Jaguars. The Ravens opened exhibition play with a 17-16 win over the Bears in the Hall of Fame Game last week in Canton.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings will practice for the final time today ahead of Saturday’s preseason opener. The Vikes will begin the exhibition slate battling Broncos in Denver. Minnesota will then host Jacksonville and Seattle before wrapping up the four-game exhibition slate August 30th at Tennessee.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves’ preseason schedule is out. The Wolves will visit the Golden State Warriors to begin the five-game exhibition slate on September 29th. Minnesota will host the Thunder on October 5th. In roster news, the Wolves have officially signed forward James Nunnally.
(Las Vegas, NV) — The Lynx visit the Las Vegas Aces tonight to wrap up their two-game road trip. The Lynx started the trek with an 85-64 win in Chicago on Tuesday. Minnesota snapped a three-game skid and improved to 16-and-13 overall. Las Vegas is 12-and-16.
(Indianapolis, IN) — The NCAA is implementing policy changes to try and clean up college basketball. Clouded by an FBI investigation into corruption, the NCAA will now allow elite high school recruits and college players to have NCAA certified agents. Eligible underclassmen can return to school if un-drafted. There will also be harsher penalties for coaches who break rules.