ARLINGTON, Texas -- Phil Hughes limited the damage early, and Brian Dozier delivered the big blow in the Minnesota Twins' 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night at Globe Life Park. The Twins (9-10) won for only the second time in eight games and snapped Texas' season-high four-game winning streak in the opener of a three-game series. The teams are back at it Tuesday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas — Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was informed Monday afternoon that he had received a one-game suspension from Major League Baseball for his “aggressive actions” in Saturday’s bench-clearing incident with the Detroit Tigers.
Former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson may have finally settled on a landing spot for the 2017 season. According to media reports, Peterson is expected to sign a contact with the New Orleans Saints. Reports say Peterson has not officially signed a deal, but is "closing in" on one and should have it completed in the near future. The deal is worth more than $3 million for the 2017 season, according to reports. The Saints are scheduled to play at Minnesota in week one of the 2017 NFL season.
MINNEAPOLIS — Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Friday at Target Field. Rosario's first homer of the season capped a six-run inning by the Twins. Rosario connected on the first pitch from Tigers reliever Joe Jimenez to give Minnesota a 6-3 lead. Rosario's home run occurred after Jorge Polanco's single off Jimenez knotted the game at 3-3.
ST. LOUIS -- What does this version of the Minnesota Wild have in common with the 2014 Los Angeles Kings, the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers, the 1975 New York Islanders and the 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs?. All of those teams successfully staved off elimination in Game 4 while trailing 3-0 in a best-of-seven NHL playoff series.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion each hit two-run homers and Francisco Lindor added a two-run triple as the Cleveland Indians belted the Minnesota Twins 11-4 on Tuesday. Ramirez, Lindor, Carlos Santana and Michael Brantley each had two hits as Cleveland scored in five of the first six innings to support starter Josh Tomlin (1-2). Encarnacion added an RBI groundout for the Indians after entering the game with one homer and two RBIs this season.
MINNEAPOLIS—Michael Brantley hit a solo home run in the fifth inning and drove in two runs in support of Danny Salazar's six strong innings as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday to open a four-game series. Jose Ramirez added two hits for Cleveland, and Francisco Lindor ran his hitting streak to 11 games as the Indians started a seven-game road trip in fine fashion after losing seven of their previous nine games. Salazar (1-1) gave up seven hits and walked two batters in his six innings, but he only allowed one run and struck out seven.
"Beast Mode" is returning to the NFL. After a one-season retirement, running back Marshawn Lynch is resuming his career and agreed to a contract with the Oakland Raiders, according to the NFL Network. The Seattle Seahawks own Lynch's rights, so the two sides still have to work out a deal before Lynch is officially a member of the Raiders. Lynch played for the Seahawks from 2010-15 before retiring. Seattle placed Lynch on the reserved/retired list, which maintained its rights.
Hall of Fame baseball player Rod Carew, who underwent a heart transplant in December, received the organ donation from former Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland. The news was revealed in an essay story titled "Heart of a Raven" on the team's website, Reuland died Dec. 12 at the age of 29 after suffering a brain aneurysm and his heart went to Carew, who was at the top of the donor list after dealing with life-threatening complications from a heart attack he initially sustained more than a year earlier.
Eli Manning is taking a big hit following the release of an email that the New York Giants quarterback allegedly was involved in a fake sports memorabilia scheme. The email was included in a court filing in Bergen County (N.J.) Superior Court by the plaintiffs -- collectors Eric Inselberg, Michael Jakab and Sean Godown -- who first filed a lawsuit three years ago. The trial has been scheduled for Sept. 25.