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AL Central-leading Twins get reliever Romo from Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo is right back in a pennant race. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. It’s kind of hard to explain because I’m super ...

Vikes put 5 on injured list to start training camp, including Mike Hughes

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Nine months removed from an ACL tear in his left knee, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes has yet to be cleared to return to action. Considering the typical time range for recovery from the injury, the absence of Hughes ...

Twins set another HR record, beat White Sox

By John Jackson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered for the seventh time in his last five games, and the slugging Minnesota Twins became the fastest team to reach 200 homers in major league history during a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Max ...

As rookies begin camp, Vikes face high expectations

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Three seasons ago, when the Minnesota Vikings stumbled after a 5-0 start and finished just 8-8, one of their many problems was a negligible contribution by their collection of first-year players. The following summer, school ...

Vikings CB Holton Hill gets another 4-game suspension

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for an additional four games, this time for violation the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse. Hill will be out of action for the first half of the season, having previously received a four-game ban ...

Kepler’s single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics

By PATRICK DONNELLY Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead, they got back to work and Max Kepler came up with another ...

McBride, Cambage lead Aces to 79-74 win over Lyn

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Liz Cambage had 22 points, 13 rebounds, Kayla McBride scored 20 points, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 79-74 on Sunday. Kelsey Plum added 10 points and eight assists for the Aces (12-6), who have won six of their last seven games. Plum and McBride made ...

Howard leads Storm past Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Natasha Howard scored a career-high 33 points, Sami Whitcomb made five of Seattle's 12 3-pointers and the Storm closed the game on a 10-0 run to beat the Minnesota Lynx 90-79 on Wednesday night. Seattle led 78-66 with 6:25 left until Minnesota made 3-pointers on its next ...

Late-inning struggles doom Twins in loss to Mets

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dominic Smith put the New York Mets in front with his pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning, and Home Run Derby champion Pete Alonso added a 474-foot shot halfway up the third deck in a 14-4 victory over Minnesota on ...

Twins come up short against Mets

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Conforto went 4 for 4 and drove in the go-ahead run with a two-out single in the fifth inning, giving the New York Mets enough to hang on for a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Conforto even made the ...

Wild re-sign Ryan Donato among 3 restricted free agents

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed three restricted free agents: forwards Ryan Donato and Nico Sturm and defenseman Carson Soucy. Donato, a natural center who mostly played left wing after arriving from Boston, received a two-year, $3.8 million contract. He had four ...

Santana homers, Indians beat Twins 4-3 to avoid sweep

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — With the AL Central in danger of slipping away for the Cleveland Indians, Carlos Santana delivered. Santana, coming off his first career All-Star appearance, hit a solo home run that broke a seventh-inning tie and the Indians avoided a ...

Fowles makes history, helps Lynx beat Mercury 75-62

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles set a WNBA record with her 157th career double-double and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the second half to beat the Phoenix Mercury 75-62 on Sunday night. Fowles finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds for her fourth consecutive double-double and broke ...

Grizzles, Timberwolves advance to Summer League title game

By W.G. RAMIREZ Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brandon Clarke made a dunk with 10.7 left in overtime and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 88-86 on Sunday in the NBA Summer League semifinals. The Grizzlies will face the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night in the ...

All-Star break arrives at right time for still-in-1st Twins

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There is hardly a team that deserves or desires this All-Star week more than the Minnesota Twins, whose powerful performance over the first half of the season was one of the biggest surprises in baseball. The Twins could take the break ...

Odor’s homer sends Rangers past Twins 4-1 in 11 innings

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Texas Rangers were going to count on their bullpen Sunday after deciding to give All-Star pitcher Mike Minor extra rest heading into the break. The relievers handled the job, even with added duty tacked on in the form of extra ...

Matthew Wolff finishes 3M Open with eagle to win by 1

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Six weeks after winning the NCAA individual title with Oklahoma State, Matthew Wolff wrapped up just his third tournament as a professional. He took home a trophy and a PGA Tour card. Even if the 20-year-old was playing the 3M Open on ...

Sims has 21, Lynx hand Suns 4th straight loss 74-71

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles had a double-double and the Minnesota Lynx handed the Connecticut Sun their fourth-straight loss 74-71 on Saturday. Fowles had 18 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota. Danielle Robinson had 13 points, including four free ...

Pineda looks good again, Twins beat Rangers

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patience with Michael Pineda during a lengthy rehab is paying off for the Minnesota Twins. Pineda struck out a season-high nine over six efficient innings, Jason Castro had two hits and three RBIs, and Minnesota beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 ...

Marcus Semien powers A’s past Twins

By Janie McCauley AP Baseball Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Semien hit a grand slam in the eighth after his tying solo homer leading off the fifth, Chris Herrmann had a career-high four hits, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 7-2 on Thursday for a winning series ...