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Minnesota Sports

Collier’s 22 points, 11 boards, 5 assists lead Lynx by Dream

ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie Napheesa Collier had 22 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Atlanta Dream 85-69 on Tuesday night. Collier, the WNBA rookie of the month for July, scored 10 straight points during Minnesota’s 15-0 run for a 75-64 lead. She had just ...

Finlay, Mannone lead Minnesota United to win over Timbers

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ethan Finlay scored on a penalty kick in stoppage time, Vito Mannone had five saves for his second consecutive shutout and Minnesota United beat the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Sunday. Mannone has shutouts in three of his last four games. Minnesota (11-7-5) is unbeaten, ...

Smeltzer, Twins sweep Royals with 3-0 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Smeltzer's meditation routine kept him calm on the way to his first major league win. Smeltzer pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep by blanking the Kansas City Royals 3-0 on Sunday. Jason Castro homered ...

Minnesota QB Annexstad out indefinitely with foot injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota quarterback Zack Annexstad has a foot injury that will sideline him indefinitely, ending for now the competition with fellow sophomore Tanner Morgan for the starting spot. The Gophers announced Saturday that Annexstad was hurt in practice the day ...

Vikings sign 6th-year CB Bené Benwikere

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed cornerback Bené Benwikere, adding experience at position where their depth has taken a hit. Benwikere has spent time with six teams over his first five NFL seasons, since being drafted by Carolina in the fifth round out of San Jose State ...

Twins put Buxton, Pineda on injured list

By Joe Ziemer Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will be minus often-injured center fielder Byron Buxton and pitcher Michael Pineda for a while. The AL Central leaders put both of them on the 10-day injured list before Saturday’s game against Kansas City. Buxton ...

Fever pull away to beat Lynx 86-75

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored 20 points, Tiffany Mitchell added 17 points and the Indiana Fever pulled away late to beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-75 on Saturday night. Indiana (8-15) took the lead for good during a 25-5 run to open the third quarter. Kelsey Mitchell capped the ...

Cruz homers and has 5 RBIs, Twins hold off Royals 11-9

By Mike Cook Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered and drove in five runs to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 11-9 on Friday night. Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario each had two hits for the Twins, who used a five-run seventh inning to ...

Zimmer upset with camp D: ‘They think they’re pretty good’

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — With six players who have been to the Pro Bowl and only one new starter in a well-regarded scheme that has remained largely unchanged entering a sixth season under coach Mike Zimmer, the Minnesota Vikings’ defense ought to have ...

New Twins reliever Dyson blows lead in 9th, Miami wins in 12

By Steven Wine AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Newly acquired Twins reliever Sam Dyson caught a flight Thursday morning in Philadelphia, arrived at Marlins Park an hour into the game and found himself pitching in the ninth inning on three hours’ sleep. It showed. Dyson blew a three-run ...

Sanó homers as Twins pound White Sox 11-1

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Fourteen pitches. That was all it took. These power-packed Minnesota Twins can pile up runs in a hurry. Miguel Sanó hit a three-run homer in Minnesota's five-run first inning, and the Twins pounded Dylan Covey and the Chicago White Sox 11-1 on ...

Romo joins Twins in Chicago after trade with Marlins

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Early Sunday morning, Sergio Romo flew from the bottom of the NL East into a pennant race with the Minnesota Twins. Romo joined the Twins in Chicago after he was acquired in a trade with Miami on Saturday night. The AL Central-leading Twins begin ...

AL Central-leading Twins get reliever Romo from Marlins

MIAMI (AP) — Veteran reliever Sergio Romo is right back in a pennant race. The AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins acquired the 36-year-old righty from Miami on Saturday night, hoping to boost their beleaguered bullpen for the stretch. It’s kind of hard to explain because I’m super ...

Vikes put 5 on injured list to start training camp, including Mike Hughes

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Nine months removed from an ACL tear in his left knee, Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes has yet to be cleared to return to action. Considering the typical time range for recovery from the injury, the absence of Hughes ...

Twins set another HR record, beat White Sox

By John Jackson Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Nelson Cruz homered for the seventh time in his last five games, and the slugging Minnesota Twins became the fastest team to reach 200 homers in major league history during a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night. Max ...

As rookies begin camp, Vikes face high expectations

By Dave Campbell AP Pro Football Writer EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Three seasons ago, when the Minnesota Vikings stumbled after a 5-0 start and finished just 8-8, one of their many problems was a negligible contribution by their collection of first-year players. The following summer, school ...

Vikings CB Holton Hill gets another 4-game suspension

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for an additional four games, this time for violation the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse. Hill will be out of action for the first half of the season, having previously received a four-game ban ...

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 ...