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Russell hits slam, Cubs power back for 10-6 win over Twins

By Matt Carlson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell hit his second career grand slam, Jason Heyward and Ben Zobrist each had two-run homers and the Chicago Cubs rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 10-6 on Friday. Kyle Schwarber added his 16th home run, a solo shot in ...

Lynx win 5th straight, 91-79 over Storm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 32 points, Sylvia Fowles added 28 points and 17 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 91-79 for their fifth straight win Tuesday night. The Lynx (8-6) took the lead for good with an 11-0 run early in the first quarter and kept it in ...

Timberwolves rookies realize playing time must be earned

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves used the draft to add a pair of players possessing the skills they want for the wing positions. Even if Josh Okogie and Keita Bates-Diop prove they are capable right away of a place in the rotation, though, ...

Berrios strikes out 12 as Twins beat Rangers 2-0

By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Once Jose Berrios escaped a jam in the first inning, the rest of the day belonged to the ace right-hander. Berrios struck out a career-best 12 in seven innings, helping the Minnesota Twins beat Bartolo Colon and the Texas Rangers 2-0 on ...

Lynx-Aces, Box

MINNESOTA (88) Augustus 5-10 0-0 11, Brunson 5-5 0-0 11, Fowles 9-13 2-2 20, Moore 8-17 5-5 23, Whalen 2-5 0-0 4, Fagbenle 2-2 0-0 4, Kizer 1-2 0-0 2, Miyem 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson 3-5 0-0 6, Wright 0-3 0-2 0, Zandalasini 3-7 0-0 7. Totals 38-69 7-9 88. LAS VEGAS ...

Lynx win 4th straight, 88-73 over Aces

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 23 and Sylvia Fowles added 20 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Las Vegas Aces 88-73 on Sunday. Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus added 11 points each for the Lynx (7-6), who won their fourth straight and fifth of the last six. Minnesota never ...

Rangers pick up 8-1 win over Twins

By Andres Ybarra Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Minor threw six solid innings, Shin-Soo Choo homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 8-1 on Friday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Bouncing back from a rough May, Minor (5-4) has thrown three straight ...

Kepler, Grossman homer, Twins beat Red Sox

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler homered to back an effective start by Lance Lynn as the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 on Wednesday night. Grossman led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run and Kepler added a ...

Surging Escobar sparks Twins past Sale, Red Sox in 6-2 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eduardo Escobar had two go-ahead hits, including an RBI single that launched a four-run eighth inning for the Minnesota Twins in a 6-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Robby Scott (0-1), just recalled from Triple-A to make his season debut, relieved Chris ...

Lynx hold off late charge for 91-83 win over Wings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 21, Sylvia Fowles added 19 points and 17 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Dallas Wings 91-83 on Tuesday night. The Lynx (5-6) made all eight of their free throws in the final 1:11 to hold off a late charge from the Wings (5-5). Minnesota jumped ...

USA Hockey prospects game to be played in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have been selected as a first-time host this fall of the USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game. The seventh annual event, featuring the top 40 U.S.-born prospects eligible for the 2019 draft, will be played on Sept. 19 at Xcel Energy Center. The ...

PGA returns to Minnesota

By Mike Cook Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — The PGA Tour will soon be making a regular stop in Minnesota. Long host to the 3M Championship, a thriving tournament on the senior circuit, the TPC Twin Cities course in suburban Minneapolis has landed a spot on the main PGA Tour with a ...

Bieber gets first major league win as Indians beat Twins 4-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber was relaxing in the clubhouse at Triple-A Columbus on Saturday when he received an important message. The rookie right-hander was needed in the big leagues. Bieber capped a whirlwind few hours by pitching one-run ball into the sixth inning for his first major ...

Minnesota athletes making girls soccer more diverse

By LAURA YUEN, Minnesota Public Radio News ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — They gather in hardscrabble parks, organize their own soccer tournaments and trade high-fives after every goal scored. But as the daughters of immigrants and refugees, they play on a field that is largely invisible to college ...

PGA Tour Champions in Iowa washed out, Tom Lehman wins

By LUKE MEREDITH, AP Sports Writer DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Tom Lehman was standing outside of a Des Moines-area makeup shop waiting for his daughter/caddie when he got the call to head back to Wakonda Club. Lehman told Rachael Chapman to pay her bill at Sephora as quickly as possible — ...

Twins hold off Angels for 7-5 win

By MIKE COOK, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's Jake Cave hit a ball deep into left-center in the eighth inning Sunday. But one of baseball's best players was closing fast. Fortunately for the Twins, the ball fell behind Mike Trout and Cave ended up with a double. Cave had a ...

Oregon St. opens super regional with 8-1 win over Minnesota

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Trevor Larnach and Adley Rutschman hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning and No. 3 national seed Oregon State beat Minnesota 8-1 in the first game of a best-of-three super regional on Friday. Larnach, selected 20th by the Minnesota Twins in the Major League ...

Kinsler, Upton power Angels past Twins 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run for the lead in the seventh inning and Justin Upton went deep in the eighth, powering the Los Angeles Angels past the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Friday night. Blake Parker pitched a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save in seven attempts, ...

Santiago beats former team as White Sox top Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tim Anderson had two hits and drove in two runs and Hector Santiago earned the victory against his former team as the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Wednesday night. Santiago (2-2), who pitched for Minnesota the past two seasons, fared much better than ...

Winter woes behind, Minnesota heads for Super Regional

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The college baseball landscape has long been dominated by the boys in the Sun Belt, with some West Coast success mixed in. Big Ten teams and their snow-shortened seasons haven’t kept up. Well, there’s at least one way those ...

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