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PHOENIX — All-Star Maya Moore poured in a season-best 38 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx to an 80-75 victory over the host Phoenix Mercury on Saturday night, July 21, at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Danielle Robinson scored 16 points and Seimone Augustus added 15 for the Lynx (14-10). Rebekkah Brunson collected 11 rebounds and blocked three shots. DeWanna Bonner scored a season-best 29 points for Phoenix (15-10), which lost for the fifth time in its past six games.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer and Brian Flynn pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit relief to pick up the win as the Kansas City Royals won their second straight game, 4-2, over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The victory, just the fourth in the last 17 games for Kansas City, guaranteed the Royals would win just their fourth series of the season and first since taking two out of three from the Twins on May 28-30 at Kauffman Stadium.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lucas Duda homered and had three hits and three RBIs and Danny Duffy gave up just one run and five hits over seven innings as the Kansas City Royals held on for a 6-5 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday night, July 20, at Kauffman Stadium. Duffy (6-8) struck out four and walked three while yielding five singles as Kansas City won for just the third time in its last 16 games.
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. -- Brittany Lincicome, the first woman to compete in a PGA Tour event in a decade, found it hard going on Thursday as she slumped to a six-over 78 in the opening round of the Barbasol Championship. Just the sixth woman to tee it up at a PGA Tour stop and the first since Michelle Wie in 2008, the big-hitting American got her day off to a confident start with three straight pars but then watched her round unravel mixing a triple bogey, a double bogey and two bogeys with a single birdie.
MINNEAPOLIS—Sylvia Fowles totaled 30 points and 16 rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx never trailed in an 89-65 victory over the Indiana Fever Wednesday afternoon at home. The teams played in front of the largest regular-season crowd at the Target Center. With 17,933 fans in attendance, Fowles turned in a dominating performance as the Lynx (13-10) won for the 10th time in 14 games. Fowles converted 13-of-15 field goal attempts. The five-time All-Star recorded her league-leading 14th double-double, the 141st in her career.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball is considering expansion from 30 to 32 teams. Manfred even named some prospective markets. "We have a real list of cities that I think are not only interested in having baseball, but are viable in terms of baseball -- places like Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Nashville in the United States, certainly Montreal, maybe Vancouver, in Canada," Manfred said, according to the Nashville Business Journal. "We think there's places in Mexico we could go over the long haul."
WASHINGTON—Houston teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back homers in the top of the 10th inning as the American League scored three runs and pulled out an 8-6 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The American League now has won six consecutive All-Star Games. There were 10 homers hit overall, five from each team, a new All-Star record.
Free agent forward Nemanja Bjelica will not sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, opting instead to return to Europe, ESPN reported Tuesday. Per the report, Bjelica informed the 76ers of his decision Tuesday morning. The sides reportedly agreed on a one-year, $4.4 million deal on July 5, three days after the Minnesota Timberwolves rescinded the restricted free agent's qualifying offer, but Bjelica never signed a contract.
WASHINGTON—Hometown favorite Bryce Harper of Washington rallied from a slow start in the final round and edged Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18 to win the Home Run Derby on Monday night at Nationals Park. Harper is the third player to win the Home Run Derby at his home park, joining Todd Frazier in Cincinnati (2015) and Ryne Sandberg at Wrigley Field in Chicago (1990). Harper finished second in the 2013 Derby, but things went better this time.
SILVIS, Ill. — With a five-stroke lead heading into the final round, Michael Kim just needed to keep doing the things that got him that advantage over the last 18 holes at TPC Deere Run to win the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., capture his first PGA Tour title on Sunday, July 15, and earn a spot in next week's Open Championship.