Kevin Molino scored in the sixth minute of second-half stoppage time to propel Minnesota United FC to a stunning 3-2, come-from-behind win over 10-man Atlanta United on Tuesday at Mercedes Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, keeping alive the Loons' fleeting playoff hopes. Christian Ramirez scored in the 90th minute to lift Minnesota United into a tie, and Molino finished off Atlanta with a goal that rocked the crowd of 43,185. It was the first loss for Atlanta in its gleaming new home after five wins and a draw in the first six matches.
MADISON — Tenth-ranked Wisconsin pushed aside a forgettable first half to beat Northwestern 33-24 on Saturday in the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers (4-0 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) trailed 10-7 at the half, but quarterback Alex Hornibrook, who struggled with long passes in the first half, found success on the Badgers' first series in the third quarter.
ST. LOUIS — Harrison Bader's two-strike, two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning Saturday capped a stunning rally from a 6-0 third-inning deficit as the St. Louis Cardinals eliminated the Milwaukee Brewers from playoff consideration with a 7-6 win at Busch Stadium. Bader's hit off Anthony Swarzak (4-4) scored Stephen Piscotty, who had tied the game earlier in the eighth with a two-run single. Piscotty was initially called out at second trying to advance on the throw home, which was cut off, but a replay review overturned Greg Gibson's call.
ST. LOUIS — Chase Anderson's pitching and Stephen Vogt's hitting kept the Milwaukee Brewers in playoff contention for at least one more day. Anderson worked into the eighth inning and Vogt knocked in three runs Friday night as Milwaukee knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 in Busch Stadium. Anderson (12-4) gave up only three hits and a run in seven-plus innings, walking one and fanning five. Vogt was 2-for-4 for the Brewers (85-75), delivering their first three runs. The third, a groundout to second base in the sixth, scored Travis Shaw for a 3-1 lead.
GREEN BAY — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was released from the hospital Friday morning after taking a vicious hit from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan during Thursday night's game. Adams, 24, spent the night at the hospital under observation after being diagnosed with a concussion. Adams offered an update on his status, tweeting: "At home feeling great. Appreciate the prayers."
MINNEAPOLIS—Eduardo Escobar had three hits and was a triple shy of the cycle, Brian Dozier reached base four times and the Minnesota Twins came from behind to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Friday night, Sept. 29. Dozier and Escobar homered back-to-back in the second inning to put Minnesota ahead after Detroit scored three runs in the first off Twins starter Kyle Gibson. Ehire Adrianza added two hits, including a double that went off the top of the left-field wall, narrowly missing a home run for Minnesota, which is already set as the American League's second wild-card team.
LOS ANGELES—Nneka Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims each scored 16 points to lead the Los Angeles Sparks to a 75-64 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday night, Sept. 29, at Staples Center. The Sparks lead the best-of-five series 2-1. The teams will face off Sunday evening, Oct. 1, at Staples Center for Game 4. A decisive Game 5, if necessary, would be played Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Williams Arena in Minneapolis.
GREEN BAY — Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown passes, and the Green Bay defense forced four turnovers as the Packers trounced the Chicago Bears 35-14 on Thursday night. It was a costly victory for the beat-up Packers, though. Running back Ty Montgomery sustained broken ribs on the first series, and receiver Davante Adams was taken to a hospital after a wicked helmet-to-helmet hit late in the third quarter.
MILWAUKEE — Brett Phillips drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single and Brent Suter struck out four as the Milwaukee Brewers stayed alive in their quest for the National League wild-card spot with a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday afternoon in their final game of the regular season at Miller Park. Suter gave Milwaukee five effective innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk.
CLEVELAND -- One year after losing 103 games, the Minnesota Twins are headed to the playoffs. Despite a 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night at Progressive Field, the Twins clinched the second American League wild card when the Los Angeles Angels fell 6-4 to the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings. Minnesota (83-74) will be on the road to face the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox in the AL wild-card game Tuesday. Before getting help from the Angels, the Twins fell to the Indians, who got a homer from Yan Gomes and three hits from Carlos Santana.