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Voit’s 4 hits spark streaking Yanks to 10-2 rout of Twins

By LARRY FLEISHER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Voit backed his recent demand for playing time with a homer, four hits and four RBIs, and the surging New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins 10-2 Friday night for their season-high eighth straight win. Voit's burst came three days ...

Jets’ Cashman believes bad luck behind him, big plays ahead

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Pro Football Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Blake Cashman's right forearm tells his story in black ink. Tattooed images and words are sources of inspiration, with the most recent addition providing a constant reminder: "Always Bet On Yourself." The New York Jets ...

Minnesota celebrates Olympic champion Sunisa Lee with parade

ST. PAUL,, Minn. (AP) — The city of St. Paul will host a parade to celebrate Olympic champion Sunisa Lee, who took home the gold medal in the women's gymnastics all-around, as well as a silver in the team event and a bronze in the uneven bars. The parade will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on ...

Pick a number: NFL players relish new single-digit identity

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — When Patrick Peterson found out about the NFL rule change expanding the ranges of jersey numbers that players are allowed to wear, he quickly contacted one of his new teammates on the Minnesota Vikings. The eight-time Pro Bowl ...

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion

Big Ten embraces College Football Playoff expansion By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Big Ten is mostly embracing the notion of College Football Playoff expansion. Commissioner Kevin Warren has not definitively backed the proposal to grow the CFP from four ...

Big Ten says schools will decide on COVID-19 protocols

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said the conference will take take a "decentralized" approach to COVID-19 protocols by allowing each school to put in place its own plan. "Our schools are finalizing their proposed policies and procedures for the ...

Adam Hadwin, Ryan Armour shoot 65s to share 3M Open lead

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Adam Hadwin missed the weekend cuts in his last three tournaments, continuing a disappointing stretch as he dropped to 120th in the FedEx Cup standings. The 33-year-old Canadian has put himself in position to get back in contention for the ...

Moore non-committal on WNBA return with documentary upcoming

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore's husband Jonathan Irons had a quick answer when asked if he wanted to see his wife play basketball again. "I see her all the time. we have a basketball hoop in the back of the house," he said laughing during an interview with ...

Condie overcomes back surgery to reach Olympic rings

By JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Kyra Condie lay on the operating table as doctors broke her back and put it back together. They worked through an incision running from her neck nearly the length of her back, removing, rotating, realigning and resetting each of 10 ...

Spain’s Hernangómez injures shoulder, will miss Tokyo Games

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Spain power forward Juancho Hernangómez will miss the Tokyo Olympics after dislocating his left shoulder during an exhibition victory Thursday over France, a significant blow for the reigning World Cup champions. Hernangómez — who ...

All-Star Lynn wins 6-1 as White Sox improve to 10-2 vs Twins

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Lynn allowed one run over six innings in his first start since earning a spot on the AL All-Star team, and the Chicago White Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Wednesday after cutting outfielder Adam Eaton. Tim Anderson had four hits and ...

Galvan, Shinyashiki score, Rapids beat Minnesota United 2-0

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Braian Galvan and Andre Shinyashiki scored and the Colorada Rapids beat Minnesota United 2-0 on Wednesday night. Galvan, a 20-year-old in his second MLS season, blasted a left-footer off the far post to open the scoring in the just prior to halftime. It was his ...

Minnesota forward Eric Curry coming back for 6th season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry has decided to return for a sixth season in the program, the team announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-9 Curry was planning to serve as a graduate assistant under new coach Ben Johnson, but he changed his mind and exercised his option under the NCAA's ...

WNBA teams jockey for position before Olympic break

By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week remaining before the WNBA begins its Olympic break, teams are jockeying for position in the standings knowing that it will be a sprint to the finish once play resumes in August following the Tokyo Games and a ...

Maeda, Polanco lead Twins past Royals 6-2 to stop skid

By AVERY OSEN Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kenta Maeda struck out a season-best 10 in six scoreless innings, Jorge Polanco homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 on Sunday to halt a five-game losing streak. "I think all my pitches were working today," ...

MLS investigation into alleged racist comment inconclusive

By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Major League Soccer was unable to corroborate an allegation that a racial comment was directed at Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara during a game against Minnesota United. The league said Monday that while its investigation found the allegation was ...

Wild re-sign Nick Bjugstad to 1-year, $900,000 contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild re-signed forward Nick Bjugstad to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Monday, bringing back some useful depth up front. Bjugstad had six goals, 11 assists and a career-best plus-7 rating in 44 games this season, his first with his home-state team. The ...

Wild sign Joel Eriksson Ek to $42M, 8-year contract

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed forward Joel Eriksson Ek to a $42 million, eight-year contract Friday that carries an an annual salary cap hit of $5.25 million. Eriksson Ek had a career-high 30 points on 19 goals and 11 assists in 56 games last season. The 24-year-old Swede ...

McBride scores 26 as Lynx beat Mercury 82-76

PHOENIX (AP) — Kayla McBride scored a season-high 26 points, Sylvia Fowles and Napheesa Collier each had a double-double and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 82-76 on Wednesday night. McBride made 9 of 12 from the field, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Collier finished with ...

Grandal hits 2 of White Sox 6 HRs to rip Twins 13-3

By MATT CARLSON Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run shot and a towering two-run drive, and the Chicago White Sox went deep six times to pound the Minnesota Twins 13-3 Wednesday night. Rookie Andrew Vaughn smacked a two-run homer and had three RBIs. Gavin Sheets ...