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Colon wins, Buxton has 3 hits as Twins beat Jays 6-1

By Ian Harrison Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched 6 2/3 innings for his second straight win, Byron Buxton had three hits and two RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Friday night. Joe Mauer had three hits and scored twice as Minnesota snapped ...

Holland helps White Sox beat sloppy Twins 5-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Derek Holland pitched six effective innings, Yolmer Sanchez homered and the Chicago White Sox beat the sloppy Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Thursday night. Holland (7-13) bounced back nicely from a string of bad outings, yielding one run and three hits in just his second win in two ...

Late single lifts White Sox by Twins

CHICAGO (AP) — Tim Anderson singled with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Avisail Garcia from second base and give the Chicago White Sox a 4-3 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. Chicago tied the game at 3 in the eighth inning on back-to-back ...

Polanco lifts Twins past White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Polanco homered for the third time in two days, smacking one of the Minnesota Twins' three long balls in a 4-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Polanco led off the fourth inning with his sixth homer of the season after going deep in both ends of a ...

Sanchez, Abreu power White Sox past Twins 7-6 in 1st game of DH

By Matt Carlson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Yolmer Sanchez homered and drove in four runs, Jose Abreu hit his 25th of the season and the Chicago White Sox held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-6 in the first game of a doubleheader Monday. Carlos Rodon (2-4) pitched effectively into ...

Zimmer says Vikings prefer to keep 3 QBs on active roster

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — As long as Sam Bradford stays healthy this season, the Minnesota Vikings won't be worried about their quarterback situation. There's a lot of uncertainty behind Bradford on the depth chart, though. Teddy Bridgewater ...

Liberty use fourth quarter burst to beat Lynx 70-61

NEW YORK (AP) — Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer said all season that come August he'll know a lot more about his team. Right now, New York is one of the best teams in the WNBA, winning five straight, including victories over the top three teams in the league. "We said all along that we'd have a ...

Rosario hits slam in 9-run 1st as Twins rout D-backs 12-5

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins knew Arizona spot starter T.J. McFarland would be on a pitch count, so they hoped to get into the Diamondbacks' bullpen early. After a 52-pitch first inning Sunday, the Twins had a 9-0 lead and McFarland was out of the game. That was plenty for Bartolo ...

Berrios shuts out D-backs through 7 as Twins win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios threw seven innings for his 11th win to lead Minnesota over Arizona 5-0 on Saturday night, helping the Twins keep pace in the AL wild card race. The Twins, who entered the night in a tie with the Los Angeles Angels for the second wild card spot, scored five ...

Lynx shatter WNBA margin record, blasting Fever 111-52

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles scored 25 points and the Minnesota Lynx shattered the WNBA record for margin of victory at 59 points, beating the Indiana Fever 111-52 on Friday night. The Lynx set another league record with a 37-0 run that began at 4:54 of the first quarter when ...

Sano homers twice as Twins pound D-backs 10-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano hit two of the Twins' season high-tying six home runs, including an inside-the-park dash by Byron Buxton, and Minnesota powered past the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-3 Friday night. Eduardo Escobar, Max Kepler and Brian Dozier also went deep for Minnesota. Buxton ...

Vikings seek punting solution as Quigley, Symmank audition

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Quigley favored basketball growing up in South Carolina and rarely watched NFL games. Taylor Symmank once envisioned himself as a wide receiver and was solely a place kicker until arriving at college. Punting eventually became their primary athletic focus, their skill ...

Twins reinstate Perkins from DL, after 16-month stay

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Glen Perkins has finally returned to the Minnesota Twins, with the bonus of a playoff race and a bullpen in need of some help. He's not the hard-throwing three-time All-Star closer he once was. He's just grateful for another chance to ...

Kepler’s homer sparks DH split with Indians

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Max Kepler made up for a fielding mistake in the top of the inning with the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh, sending the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over Cleveland in the second game on Thursday night to salvage a ...

Indians-Twins postponed by rain, split doubleheader Thursday

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins still haven’t beaten the Cleveland Indians at home this season. They have two tries left, and now both will take place on the same day. The Twins postponed their game on Wednesday against the Cleveland Indians just 35 minutes into a rain delay, ...

Coming home: Cullen picks Wild for 21st NHL season

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer Matt Cullen could have easily called it a career at age 40 after winning consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins. That’s what he and everyone around him expected him to do, but his body bounced back strongly enough this summer from the ...

Review: Minnesota handled football suspensions properly

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota followed law and policy properly when it suspended 10 football players last fall following an accusation of sexual assault, an outside review found. The review released Wednesday blamed “weak leadership” by the coaching staff for a threat by ...

Storm hope coaching change can lift team; Lynx lead AP poll

By Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling Seattle hopes the coaching change last week to replace Jenny Boucek with Gary Kloppenburg helps the team turn things around. Kloppenburg got off to a good start with the Storm winning at Phoenix in his first game in charge. ...

Vikings WR Treadwell back at practice after hamstring injury

By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has returned to practice following a two-week absence caused by a hamstring injury. Treadwell took his first turns in full-team drills on Tuesday since July 31, when he was ...

Indians clobber Colon, Twins 8-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Santana hit two of Cleveland's five home runs and Danny Salazar continued his strong second-half stretch in the Indians' 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Santana, Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion all hit solo homers off Bartolo Colon (4-10) ...