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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Mid-America sports news from The Associated Press

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jay Bruce hit a tiebreaking homer in the 10th inning, Yoenis Cespedes launched a majestic, three-run shot and the New York Mets rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5. Bruce began the game batting .194 but broke out of his slump with three hits, including an RBI triple.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Lorenzo Cain homered while reaching base four times in his return to Kauffman Stadium as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 to open their two-game set. Travis Shaw added a three-run homer for the Brewers. Salvador Perez homered in his return from the disabled list for Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals activated All-Star catcher Salvador Perez and outfielder Alex Gordon from the disabled list and put them in the lineup for their series opener against the Brewers. Kansas City also recalled left-hander Eric Stout from Triple-A Omaha, put right-hander Justin Grimm on the DL and optioned Cam Gallagher and Paulo Orlando to the Storm Chasers.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod says the school didn't produce any written reports after an independent examination of the athletics department amid a federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. Girold says he was given verbal briefings after the Kansas review last fall but he didn't think an external, written report was necessary. The review came before Kansas was named earlier this month as a victim in a scheme involving a former Adidas representative.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Brewers activated catcher Manny Pina from the disabled list and put him into the starting lineup for their series opener against the Kansas City Royals. They cleared roster space by optioning catcher Jacob Nottingham to Triple-A Colorado Springs. Pina was on the DL retroactive to April 13 with a strained left calf.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Brett Veach took over as the Chiefs' general manager last summer, and already has made an imprint on the draft with trades involving a number of picks. Now, the young front office boss gets to finally make the crucial choices that Veach hopes will shore up a defense that struggled much of last season.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos tells The Associated Press his luncheon comment about coaches Urban Meyer of Ohio State and Jim Harbaugh of Michigan running a little bit scared in the wake of coach Scott Frost's hiring was a bit tongue in cheek. Moos had said in an appearance at the Omaha Press Club he would need time to turn around the Cornhuskers but better days are ahead. The Huskers are coming off a 4-8 season.

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State has added Colorado State transfer Prentiss Nixon. He will sit out next season and be eligible to play in 2019-2020. Nixon, a 6-foot-2 guard, averaged a team-high 16.2 points per game as a junior last season for the Rams. Nixon also hit 152 3-pointers in three seasons at Colorado State.

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