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
Potential Top Pick Karl-Anthony Towns Works Out For Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, less than a week before the Wolves pick first in the NBA draft. Towns arrived in the Twin Cities on Friday night. He took a tour of the Wolves’ new $25 million practice... Read more
Baserunning Blunders, Lack of Offensive Doom Twins Against Cubs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have struggled to get runners on base lately. Even when they did against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, it didn’t end well. Baserunning mistakes by Byron Buxton, Eddie Rosario and Joe Mauer short-circuited any chances for generating offense late in the game, and... Read more
Stenson, Johnson Share US Open Lead; Tiger Shoots 80
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — One mystery was solved Thursday in the U.S. Open. Chambers Bay can be as hard as the USGA wants it to be. Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson shared the lead at 5-under 65, and the other 23 players who managed to break par in... Read more
Vargas Hits Walk Off Home Run with 2 Outs in 9th, Twins Sweep Cards
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Slumping Kennys Vargas hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday, lifting the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 victory and a two-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. Joe Mauer homered for the Twins, too, tying the game... Read more