Minnesota Sports

McBride leads Aces past Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kayla McBride had 24 points, a career-high tying nine assists and seven rebounds to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-77 on Friday night for their fourth straight win. Tamera Young added 13 points and rookie A’ja Wilson, who was just 4-of-16 shooting, ...

Dozier, Twins power their way past Royals 8-5

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If this is Brian Dozier’s last month with the Minnesota Twins, it’s off to a strong start. Whether he is helping boost the Twins back into the division race or merely increasing his trade value, Dozier has found his form at the ...

Lynx run by Fever 87-65

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 20 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Maya Moore added 19 points to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Indiana Fever 87-65 on Wednesday. Danielle Robinson made her first 3-pointer to end a 0-for-39 drought in her seven-year WNBA career. She finished ...

Odorizzi, 3 homers lift Twins to sweep of Orioles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When you get home after a disastrous road trip, it's nice to have the worst team in baseball waiting for you. Jake Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings and Mitch Garver, Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier homered as the Minnesota Twins completed a four-game sweep of the ...

Gibson strikes out nine as Twins beat Orioles 5-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Gibson recovered from a rough start to throw seven innings, and Max Kepler homered in his second straight game to lead Minnesota past Baltimore 5-4 on Saturday. Bobby Wilson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Twins, who won their third in a row. Gibson (3-6) ...

Kepler, Lynn lead Twins past Orioles 6-2

By Mike Cook Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Lynn bounced back from two poor starts, Max Kepler homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Friday night. Joe Mauer, Eddie Rosario, Jorge Polanco and Mitch Garver each had two hits for the Twins, who have won ...

Twins sign 2018 first-round pick Trevor Larnach

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins signed first-round draft pick Trevor Larnach just one day before Major League Baseball’s deadline. For both sides, the delay was well worth the wait. There were no contentious contract negotiations in the way, ...

Brunson becomes WNBA rebounding leader in Lynx win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 12 boards while becoming the leading rebounder in WNBA history, helping the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-72 on Thursday. Brunson began the night in third place with 3,306 rebounds. She passed Lisa Leslie (3,307) early on and ...

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 ...