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25th September 2016

The Bemidji State football team lost a heartbreaker over the weekend at the University of Sioux Falls.  The Beavers raced out to a 20-3 lead at the half, only to give up 34 points in the third quarter.  BSU scored a touchdown with 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter to pull within one point.  They went for two and fumbled on the two-point try.  BSU lost 37-26, falling to 3-1 on the season.  BSU plays at U-Mary Saturday afternoon.

The BSU soccer team lost to Minot State yesterday 1-0 in overtime.  It's the first NSIC loss of the season for the Beavers.  The Beavers, now 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the NSIC, return home for a pair of league match ups at Chet Anderson Stadium. BSU hosts Minnesota State University, Mankato at 1 p.m. Saturday while Concordia University-St. Paul will visit The Chet Sunday for a 1 p.m. opening kick. Sunday’s match has been tabbed the team’s annual Cheryl Smyth Memorial/Cancer Awareness Match.

BSU Junior golfer Katy Woelfel carded rounds of 89 and 85 to finish tied for 34th individually and lead the Bemidji State University women’s golf team to 11th place at the 36-hole Mustang Invitational.   Woelfel’s +30 left her 20 strokes off the pace set by Hannah Hankinson of Augustana University. The individual medalist was one stroke off the lead after posting a 75 (+3) on day one and recorded a 79 (+7) Sunday to create a three-shot cushion for the title. 

The Minnesota Vikings improved to 3-0 with a 22-10 win over the Carolina Panthers yesterday.  Sam Bradford threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph, Marcus Sherels returned a punt for a score and the Minnesota Vikings snapped the Carolina Panthers' 14-game home winning streak.  The Vikings hosts the Giants on Monday night football next week.  Catch the game on Talk Radio 1360 KKBJ.

The Twins lost their 100th game of the season yesterday, losing to Seattle 4-3.  Robbie Grossman went 3-for-3 with a walk for the Twins, while starter Hector Santiago, acquired from the Angels on Aug. 1, allowed five hits and four runs over 5 2/3 innings as he dropped to 12-10 with a 4.87 ERA. The 28-year-old is now 3-1 with a 2.14 ERA in five starts against the Mariners since 2015.

It looks like 21 years in the NBA is enough for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Garnett.  The Star Tribune reports Garnett will call it a career after accepting a buyout from the Wolves. He had one year and nearly $8 million left on his contract with Minnesota.


Phillies' Howard set for final hacks at Turner Field
September 28, 2016, 2:54 am
ATLANTA -- No one is going to hate to see the Atlanta Braves leave Turner Field more than Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard.

Fernandez's friend Gonzalez start for Nats vs. D-backs
September 28, 2016, 2:06 am
WASHINGTON -- Even under normal circumstances this year, it is hard to predict what kind of performance Gio Gonzalez will give the Washington Nationals when he takes the mound.

Rockies' Chatwood looks for road glory vs. Giants
September 28, 2016, 2:03 am
SAN FRANCISCO -- Colorado Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood will be seeking a piece of individual glory while stalling a rival's pursuit of a playoff berth when he faces the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

Tuesday's Sports in Brief
September 28, 2016, 2:03 am

Cubs' Arrieta out to maintain dominance of Pirates
September 28, 2016, 1:54 am
PITTSBURGH -- Jake Arrieta, last season's NL Cy Young Award winner, goes into his final start of the regular season Wednesday night with a 2.85 ERA that would be the best of any starter on 26 other teams.

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