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Safety agency calls for tighter skydiving flight rules

Jun. 24, 2019 10:47 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten its regulations governing parachute operations as Hawaii officials released the names of seven of the 11 victims killed when their skydiving plane crashed last week. The NTSB...

Minnesota Wild sign D Hunt to 2-year deal

Jun. 24, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Wild defenseman Brad Hunt has agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.4 million. Hunt had five points in 29 games with the Wild last season after coming over from Vegas in a midseason trade. The 30-year-old Hunt, a native of British Columbia who played at Bemidji State, has...

Minnesota man to be sentenced for 1983 rape, homicide

Jun. 24, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man whose conviction for the 1983 rape and killing of a Minneapolis teenager was made possible by DNA evidence is being sentenced Tuesday. A Hennepin County judge last month found 64-year-old Darrell Rea guilty of the death of 17-year-old Laurie Mesedahl, whose body was found...

Green's win at Women's PGA makes mentor Webb proud

Jun. 24, 2019 2:52 AM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — In the middle of the night before the most important round of golf in Hannah Green's life, a storm rolled through that produced a crack of thunder loud enough to shake the house she was staying at with a handful of fellow Australians. Green didn't stir, as housemate Karrie Webb was...

Hannah Green wins KPMG Women's PGA Championship

Jun. 23, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green held her nerve and saved par from the bunker with a 5-foot putt on the final hole to win the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Sunday for her first major championship, and the first by an Australian in 13 years. Green closed with an even-par 72 at Hazeltine for a one-shot...

Hannah Green holds her nerve and becomes major champion

Jun. 23, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5-foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Neither did Karrie Webb, who won seven majors in her Hall of Fame career. Webb watched from outside the...

Dozier's 3-run homer sends Bailey, Royals over Twins 6-1

Jun. 23, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the span of a week, Hunter Dozier went from the injured list to the delivery room to the star role in the Kansas City Royals' 6-1 win over the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins. The young slugger hit a three-run shot during a five-run third inning Sunday, made a couple of...

Odyssey Sims scores 20 points, Lynx beat Liberty 92-83

Jun. 22, 2019 11:12 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Odyssey Sims scored 20 points and Sylvia Fowles had 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Minnesota Lynx's 92-83 victory over the New York Liberty on Saturday night. Napheesa Collier added 19 points and nine rebounds for Minnesota (5-5). Fowles and Collier combined to shoot 24 for 38 from the...

Twins sign reliever Cody Allen to minor-league contract

Jun. 22, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have signed reliever Cody Allen to a minor-league contract, taking a crack at the former Cleveland Indians closer who was let go last week by the Los Angeles Angels. Allen signed a one-year, $8.5 million deal in January with the Angels, who released the right-hander...

Hannah Green holds onto 1-shot lead at Hazeltine

Jun. 22, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Hannah Green made it through her first taste of the big stage on the LPGA Tour by holding a lead on the weekend at a major championship and playing alongside powerful Ariya Jutanugarn, a two-time major champion and former No. 1 in the world. She made it through just fine. She only...