AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay — pre-game 11:30, first pitch 12:10
AM-1300 KGLO — Hawk Talk — 6:30
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Willi Castro hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2. Edouard Julien also homered for the Twins, who lead the AL Central by 7 1/2 games over Cleveland with 17 to play. René Pinto homered and Josh Lowe had an RBI single for the Rays, who missed an opportunity to gain ground in the AL East with first-place Baltimore losing to St. Louis. Tampa Bay remains three games behind the Orioles. Rays starter Zack Littell took the loss and Louie Varland pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the win. Jhoan Duran worked the ninth for his 26th save.
IOWA CITY — The college career of Iowa defensive lineman Noah Shannon is over. Shannon was suspended for the season by the NCAA as part of a gambling investigation. Hawkeye coach Kirk Ferentz says his appeal has been denied.
Shannon did not wager on an Iowa football game but reportedly wagered on a game involving another Iowa sports team.
Ferentz says he does not agree with or understand the decision.
Shannon passed up the NFL Draft to return for a sixth year and Ferentz says he will remain involved in the program.
The 25th-ranked Hawkeyes take a 2-0 record into a game at home against Western Michigan and Ferentz says a key this week is not looking ahead to next week’s Big Ten opener at 7th-ranked Penn State.
Ferentz says all he has to do is point to the recent history of the series.
Kickoff is slated for 2:40 on Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium
AMES — Iowa State coach Matt Campbell says he is focused on getting the Cyclones to bounce back from a tough loss. The Cyclones are 1-1 after a 20-13 loss to Iowa and next up visit Ohio.
It is the Cyclones’ first road test of the season.
Ohio is 2-1 on the season after a 17-10 win at Florida Atlantic.
The run game struggled against Iowa but the offensive line has protected quarterback Rocco Becht through two games. The Cyclones have not given up a sack.
Kickoff in Athens is scheduled for 11 o’clock on Saturday morning.
— high school volleyball last night
Fort Dodge 3-0 Mason City (25-18, 25-23, 25-18)
Humboldt 3-1 Clear Lake (18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-19)
St. Ansgar 3-0 West Fork (25-6, 25-9, 25-16)
Central Springs 3-0 Rockford (25-14, 25-23, 25-20)
Forest City 3-0 West Hancock (25-10, 25-6, 25-4)
Lake Mills 3-1 Garner-Hayfield-Ventura (23-25, 25-23, 25-5, 25-18)
OSAGE — The Lake Mills boys and Crestwood girls won the team titles at Osage Green Devils Cross Country Invitational on Tuesday at the Mitchell County Nature Center. On the boys side, Lake Mills had the top three runners, with Justin Rygh winning in a time of 17:06, Knute Rogne second in 17:15 and Kade Van Roekel third in 17:22, as the Bulldogs had a team score of 38. Forest City was second with 51 points, followed by Crestwood, North Butler, Nashua-Plainfield, Newman, Osage and New Hampton. On the girls side, Crestwood edged Forest City for the team title, 58 to 60 points. New Hampton was third with 82, followed by Osage, Newman, Nashua-Plainfield and Lake Mills. Kadence Huck of Nashua-Plainfield won the girls race in a time of 19:19, with Scarlett Byrnes of Osage being the runner-up in a time of 19:25. See the full results here