Thursday, October 8
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers hasn't lost confidence in the Green Bay Packers' offensive line. But the reigning NFL MVP knows that his guys will face their biggest challenge of the season Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. The Rams sacked the Cardinals' Carson Palmer four times and had 10 quarterback hits in Sunday's 24-22 victory at Arizona.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 15 points in 22 minutes in his first NBA game in eight months as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 122-99 on Wednesday night. Durant made 5 of 8 shots and had four assists. Russell Westbrook had 14 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds in 22 minutes. Karl-Anthony Towns had 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting in his NBA debut.
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Sammy Schmitz and Marc Dull each won two matches Wednesday to advance to the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship final at John's Island Club. Farmington's Schmitz beat Joshua Irving 4 and 3 in the morning quarterfinals and edged Brad Wilder 1 up in the afternoon semifinals. Dull beat David Gies II 3 and 2 in the quarterfinals and topped David Bolen 4 and 3 in the semifinals.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have assigned center Jordan Schroeder to their AHL affiliate. Schroeder tallied three goals and five assists in 25 games with a plus-9 rating in his first season with the Wild after playing parts of the previous two years with Vancouver. Schroeder was a first-round draft pick by the Canucks in 2009.