MINNEAPOLIS—Matt Davidson had three hits, including a towering home run, while Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier each supplied first-inning, two-run homers following a lengthy rain delay in the Chicago White Sox's 9-0 win against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday. Jose Quintana (4-8) enjoyed the run support to win his second straight start and Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak. The game was delayed for 4 hours, 50 minutes at the start because of persistent rain showers.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota starter Jose Berrios allowed two runs and four hits in eight strong innings and Miguel Sano's solo blast in the third inning gave the Twins the lead for good in a 4-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night. Berrios (7-1), who was 3-7 with an 8.02 ERA in 14 starts for Minnesota as a rookie, struck out eight and walked one. Brandon Kintzler pitched a scoreless ninth for his 19th save in 22 opportunities.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas hit a three-run homer to pick up a struggling Ervin Santana as the Minnesota Twins outlasted the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Tuesday. Vargas' blast was part of a five-run third inning for Minnesota, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Miguel Sano added a two-run homer for the Twins, who were out-hit 16-12 by Chicago.
ERIN, Wis. -- A 94-year-old Wisconsin man died of natural causes during Friday's second round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. According to local authorities, rescue personnel and Washington County sheriff's deputies stationed at the tournament were dispatched to the grandstand at the No. 6 hole to attend to the unidentified man, who was reported to not be breathing and not have a pulse. Rescue personnel arrived within three minutes of the call and began CPR. The man, who is from Wauwatosa, Wis., was transferred to an on-site ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.
The Minnesota Vikings on Friday waived former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, an undrafted rookie trying to make the team as a safety. The Vikings signed Armstrong in May to take a look at him as a safety prospect. He participated in six practices during organized team activities and three during this week's mandatory minicamp. Armstrong passed for 3,030 yards and 22 touchdowns for the Cornhuskers in 2015, followed by 2,180 yards and 14 TDs last season.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres turned to a familiar face on Thursday when they named Phil Housley as the 18th head coach in franchise history. Housley, a St. Paul, Minn., native has spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach with the Nashville Predators, but the Hockey Hall of Famer also enjoyed a decorated playing career in western New York. The 53-year-old is the Sabres' franchise leader in nearly all offensive categories for a defenseman.
The Washington Capitals acquired center Tyler Graovac from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft. Graovac, 24, scored seven goals with two assists in 52 games with the Wild last season. The 6-foot-5, 212-pounder scored his first NHL goal in his 2016-17 season debut on Oct. 29 against Dallas and recorded his first NHL assist on Feb. 27 against Los Angeles. Graovac was drafted by Minnesota in the seventh round in 2011.
MINNEAPOLIS -- A record-setting night for Minnesota's offense resulted in a big victory for the Twins. Minnesota's offense tallied 28 hits to set a franchise record en route to a 20-7 win over the Seattle Mariners. Eddie Rosario hit three home runs and Eduardo Escobar matched a career high with five hits to give Twins starter Kyle Gibson plenty of run support. Rosario homered in back-to-back innings to pace Minnesota's offensive outburst.
The Minnesota Twins recalled Ryan Pressly from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, one day after optioning fellow right-hander Alex Wimmers to the Red Wings. Pressly posted a 1-2 mark with a 9.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched over 22 appearances with Minnesota. The 28-year-old was optioned to Rochester on May 31 and recorded seven strikeouts over four scoreless innings in three games with the Red Wings.
The University of Hawaii offered a scholarship to a quarterback that is still in elementary school. Titan Lacaden, who is 11 years old and in fifth grade, took to Twitter to announce that he received a verbal offer from Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich. "Blessed with a D1 offer. Thank you Coach Rolo!! @NickRolovich #Future #defendpriderock #UHWarriors," Lacadan wrote on the social media site. Notably, there are family ties involved as Lacaden's older brother, Jake, played linebacker at Nevada while Rolovich served as the team's offensive coordinator.