Timberwolves Select Towns with No. 1 Pick in NBA Draft
NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant. Knicks fans just got mad – though not for long. Minnesota selected Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, the... Read more
Bubba Watson Shoots 62 to Take Travelers Championship Lead
ROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Bubba Watson made himself right at home in the Travelers Championship – again. Watson shot an 8-under 62 on Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the event he won in 2010 for his first PGA Tour title. He has finished in the top 20... Read more
Hughes Goes 8 as Twins Beat Sale for 3rd Time, 6-1
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes tossed eight strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale for the third time this season, overcoming 10 more strikeouts by the Chicago White Sox ace in a 6-1 victory Wednesday. Sale (6-4) reached double digits in strikeouts for the seventh straight game.... Read more
Karl-Anthony Towns Says There is ‘No Promise’ from T-Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns has heard his name connected to the Timberwolves for the upcoming NBA draft for more than a month now, with the Kentucky big man seemingly destined to land in Minnesota on Thursday night. Even after a report surfaced Monday that the Timberwolves have already... Read more
Morgan, Lloyd Score in 2-0 US Victory Over Colombia
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn’t want to look back on the opportunities she’s missed. She wants to look forward to the goals to come. “I don’t remember the last goal I’ve had with this team,” said Morgan, who had been hampered... Read more
Vargas, Buxton and Twins Cruise Past White Sox 13-2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With ballyhooed rookie Byron Buxton at the top of their lineup, the Minnesota Twins have been unbeatable. Well, at least for his first time batting first, when the offense couldn’t have been much better. Kennys Vargas went 4 for 4 with a three-run homer and four... Read more
PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) would like to remind anglers that during the months of July and August, there is no minimum length restriction for walleyes on Lake Sharpe, Francis Case or on the portion of the Missouri River from the point where... Read more
Spieth Wins a Stunner at Chambers Bay for US Open Title
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Another major for Jordan Spieth. Another stunning loss for Dustin Johnson. Chambers Bay delivered heart-stopping drama Sunday in the U.S. Open when Spieth birdied his final hole to become only the sixth player to win the Masters and the U.S. Open in the same... Read more
Arrieta Blankets Twins for Third Shutout Loss in June
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer got a sellout crowd at Target Field going with an opposite-field double in the first inning. Then Jake Arrieta got going. Arrieta pitched a four-hitter and Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam in the eighth inning, leading the Chicago Cubs over the Twins 8-0... Read more
Scherzer Loses Perfect Game in 9th, Throws No-Hitter vs Pirates
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just one strike from a perfect game, Max Scherzer saw it slip away with a misplaced slider. Or, some thought, a misplaced elbow. Scherzer lost his bid in agonizing fashion, plunking a batter with two outs in the ninth inning before finishing off a no-hitter Saturday... Read more