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MN State Sports

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 ...

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 ...