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MN State Sports

Talbot helps Lynx rout Dream

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stephanie Talbot scored 24 points with five 3-pointers — both career highs — and the Minnesota Lynx used a big third quarter to beat the Atlanta Dream 85-68 on Tuesday night. Sylvia Fowles scored 10 of Minnesota's 22 first-quarter points and made 6 of 8 shots by ...

Wings snap 12-game losing streak to Lynx 89-86

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half, bouncing back from one of the worst shooting games in WNBA history, to help Dallas rally to an 89-86 win over Minnesota on Sunday. Ogunbowale finished 7 of 12 from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point ...

Giolito earns 11th victory as White Sox beat Twins 4-3

By SARAH TROTTO Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Giolito was named an All-Star for the first time. Then just a few hours later he earned his major league-leading 11th victory. Giolito allowed one hit in five innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on ...

Lynx scoring leader Sims facing drunken driving charges

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims was arrested this month on suspicion of drunken driving. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Sims was pulled over for speeding and an improper lane change upon exiting a stretch of interstate highway a few miles west of ...

Cruz’s 3-run double in 7th leads Twins by Rays

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz had three hits for Minnesota, including the go-ahead, three-run, two-out double after Tampa Bay starter Charlie Morton left in the seventh inning to lead the Twins past the Rays 6-4 on Wednesday night. Taylor Rogers ...

Rosario’s 4-hit game leads Twins past Rays 9-4

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario had four hits, Willians Astudillo added three hits and the Minnesota Twins extended Blake Snell's troubles in a 9-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Jonathan Schoop and C.J. Cron hit solo homers for ...

Lynx hold off Fever 78-74 after losing 22-point lead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 25 points, including two free throws with 29.1 seconds left, and the Minnesota Lynx held off the Indiana Fever 78-74 on Tuesday night despite blowing a 22-point lead. Minnesota was ahead 43-23 at halftime until Indiana scored 24 of the next 30 points ...

Wild extend qualifying offers to 7 players

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have extended qualifying offers to seven players eligible to become restricted free agents, including forwards Ryan Donato, Joel Eriksson Ek and Kevin Fiala to retain the rights to three key pieces of their young core. The moves were made Tuesday, as ...

Dozier’s 3-run homer sends Bailey, Royals over Twins 6-1

By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the span of a week, Hunter Dozier went from the injured list to the delivery room to the star role in the Kansas City Royals' 6-1 win over the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins. The young slugger hit a three-run shot during a ...

Hannah Green holds her nerve and becomes major champion

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Neither did Karrie Webb, who won seven majors in her Hall of ...

Cron’s 10th-inning hit helps Twins get by Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — C.J. Cron homered and singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday. "It was a good team win, for sure," Cron said. "I just tried to drive the ball somewhere. (Wily Peralta) got me out last night ...

Twins battle back in 8th inning to top Royals 8-7

KANSAS CITY –– Taylor Rogers pitched around a misplayed popup by Willians Astudillo in the ninth inning on Friday night as the Minnesota Twins held on for an 8-7 comeback victory over the Kansas City Royals at Kaufmann Stadium. That error by Astudillo allowed the Royals a runner at ...

Twins, Red Sox tied in 12th inning

MINNEAPOLIS –– The Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox were tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the 12th inning on Tuesday when this edition of The Journal went to press. The Twins trailed 2-1 entering the bottom of the eighth inning before Max Kepler delivered a game-tying single to right, ...

2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges

By Steve Karnowski Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released from jail without charges Tuesday but prosecutors said the investigation remained active. The Hennepin County attorney’s ...

Red Sox top Twins despite Berrios’ strong outing

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios, and the Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games with a 2-0 victory over the Twins on Monday ...

Maldonado wears Father’s Day tie, leads Royals over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Martín Maldonado found a formal-yet-fun way to honor the dads in his life. The Royals catcher celebrated Father's Day by wearing a blue necktie on his chest protector and had three hits to lift Kansas City over the Minnesota Twins 8-6 Sunday. Maldonado scribbled the ...

McBride scores 22, Aces rally past Lynx 80-75

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kayla McBride scored seven of her 22 points in a 14-3 closing run and the Las Vegas Aces overcame a sloppy start and beat the Minnesota Lynx 80-75 on Sunday. Kelsey Plum scored 21 points, including a career-high tying five 3-pointers. Liz Cambage scored eight of her 14 ...

Nelson Cruz homers has 3 RBIs as Twins rout M’s 10-5

By Pat Borzi Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron supplied the power for the team that leads the majors in home runs. But utility infielder Ehire Adrianza supplied the hustle and the spark in the decisive six-run sixth as the Minnesota Twins topped the Seattle ...

Nurse and Durr help Liberty beat Lynx 75-69

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Kia Nurse and Asia Durr provided the offensive spark to help the New York Liberty beat the Minnesota Lynx 75-69 on Wednesday night. Nurse scored 26 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, and Durr added a career-high 20. “Total team effort with a balanced ...

Cruz homers in 4th straight game, Twins trounce Tigers 12-2

DETROIT (AP) — The way Jake Odorizzi is pitching, the Minnesota Twins know they won't need many runs to win games. Sunday, they took care of that in a hurry. Nelson Cruz homered for the fourth straight game and the Twins connected four times in all to rout the Detroit Tigers 12-2. "The way ...