The Sports Xchange
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has signed a book deal worth more than $1 million with Random House, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. The specifics of the book remain unclear. Kaepernick began the movement of NFL players protesting by kneeling during national anthem while he was a member of the San Francisco 49ers last year. Kaepernick wants to continue is pro football career, but he still has not found an NFL team interested in signing him. He recently filed a collusion grievance against league owners.
Carson Wentz threw touchdown passes to four different players, catapulting the Philadelphia Eagles past the Washington Redskins 34-24 on Monday. Wentz connected with wide receiver Mack Hollins for 64 yards, threw a 4-yard strike to tight end Zach Ertz and a 9-yard pass to undrafted free agent running back Corey Clement. Wentz's fourth score came on a 10-yard pass to wide receiver Nelson Agholor for a 31-17 lead with 11:10 remaining.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Wild recalled forwards Justin Kloos and Luke Kunin and defenseman Mike Reilly from Iowa of the American Hockey League, the team announced Monday. Kloos appeared in six games at Iowa this season, registering three points. Signed as a free agent in March, Kloos amassed 150 points in 155 games in four seasons at the University of Minnesota. Kunin was recalled for the third time this season. He collected two assists for his first career NHL points and skated 11:47 in Saturday night's 4-2 win at Calgary.
OKLAHOMA CITY—It was supposed to be Carmelo Anthony's first game-winner for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Instead, Andrew Wiggins spoiled the Thunder's celebration by launching a game-winner of his own, releasing the ball on a 3-pointer just as time expired to trump Anthony's late triple and lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 115-113 win against the Thunder in front of a shell-shocked crowd at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Anthony finished with 23 points, including his basket with five seconds left, as the Thunder (1-2) took their second consecutive loss.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Martin Truex Jr. bookended the second round of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs with his seventh win of the season Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Kurt Busch finished second, Ryan Blaney was third, Chase Elliott fourth, and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea fired a 7-under 65 on Sunday to win the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship for her first title since the 2009 U.S. Women's Open. Playing at the Miramar Resort and Country Club, the 31-year-old Ji won by six strokes over former world No. 1 Lydia Ko of New Zealand. Ji, who had a six-stroke lead heading into the final round, carded seven birdies in her bogey-free round to finish at 17-under 271. Ko also closed with a 65.
JEJU, South Korea — American Justin Thomas birdied the second playoff hole to outlast Australian Marc Leishman on Sunday and claim the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges. Thomas, the reigning FedExCup champion, and Leishman recorded 9-under 279 totals during the first PGA Tour event held in South Korea. Thomas shot a final-round 72 while Leishman carded a 2-under 70.
HOUSTON—Evan Gattis and Jose Altuve belted solo home runs and the Houston Astros, laughingstocks throughout the majors following their relocation from the National League, claimed their first American League pennant with a 4-0 win over the New York Yankees on Saturday night, Oct. 21, in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park.
MINNEAPOLIS—Kobe McCrary rushed for 153 yards and Jonathan Celestin returned an interception for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter in Minnesota's 24-17 homecoming win over Illinois on Saturday, Oct. 21, at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Both teams were looking for their first Big Ten win of the season and were locked in a 10-10 tie in the fourth quarter. McCary capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive with a tackle-breaking 4-yard touchdown run that gave Minnesota a 17-10 lead with 4:20 left in the game.
MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Wiggins scored 21 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a nail-biting 100-97 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night, OCt. 20. Jimmy Butler added 13 points for Minnesota, which overcame 26 turnovers and was just 7 of 22 from 3-point territory. Jamal Crawford provided the big closing flurry that made him so attractive as a free agent for the Timberwolves with 17 points, all in the fourth quarter.