MN State Sports

Quintero powers Minnesota United past Toronto FC 4-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Darwin Quintero scored three times for the first hat trick in Minnesota United FC history, helping the Loons beat Toronto FC 4-3 on Wednesday night. Minnesota United (6-1-10) snapped a three-game losing streak that included a 1-0 loss to FC Dallas on Friday at TCF Bank ...

Rookie Nate Orf’s homer helps Brewers beat Twins

By Genaro C. Armas AP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — Keon Broxton has made challenging plays look routine for the Milwaukee Brewers. The center fielder’s latest gem may have been his best one yet. Broxton helped preserve a lead in the ninth, rookie Nate Orf hit a solo homer in ...

Lester homers, gets NL-high 11th win as Cubs top Twins 11-10

CHICAGO (AP) — With a career batting average under .100, Jon Lester might seem to be a pitcher who doesn't care what he does at the plate. Not true. "It's important to have good at-bats. I feel like I have done that regardless of the outcome," he said. Lester hit a three-run homer that ...

Cap-strapped T-wolves in tricky spot for summer improvement

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves made major strides this season in ending their 13-year absence from the NBA playoffs after a franchise-altering trade for All-Star Jimmy Butler. With cornerstones Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins in ...

Cubs pound out 20 hits, beat Twins 14-9

By John Jackson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday’s sweltering conditions at Wrigley Field were the worst he’s experienced during a major league game. The Minnesota Twins were in no position to disagree. Minnesota’s Eddie Rosario, Bobby ...

Lamah’s header lifts FC Dallas over Minnesota United 1-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Roland Lamah scored in the 59th minute and FC Dallas beat Minnesota United 1-0 on Friday night. Lamah headed home Santiago Mosquera’s corner, rising up in the middle of the penalty area and powering it into the left corner despite a deflection off the hand of diving ...

Minnesota United midfielder Collin Martin comes out as gay

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota United midfielder Collin Martin announced he is gay, making him the only active male athlete in the major professional sports leagues to come out. Martin made the announcement on social media Friday before the Loons were to host a Pride Night at home against ...

Moore leads Lynx to 6th consecutive win, 85-74 over Dream

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 24 points and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight, 85-74 over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. Sylvia Fowles added 13 points and 15 rebounds for her league-leading 12th double-double of the season, and Seimone Augustus scored 10 points. Moore ...

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 ...