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Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Aug. 18, 2019 8:42 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists. Dozens of countries, such as New...

Cron's HR caps 6-run first as Twins beat Rangers 12-7

Aug. 18, 2019 2:09 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tyler Duffey's season win total increased before the game while he was sitting in the clubhouse and again Saturday night after he was back out on the mound for the Minnesota Twins. Duffey got the decision in the Twins' latest win by retiring the last two batters of the fifth inning...

Danladi scores in 92nd minute, Minnesota ties Orlando 1-1

Aug. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Abu Danladi smashed home a close-range putback in second-half stoppage time and Minnesota United salvaged a 1-1 draw with Orlando City on Saturday night. Ike Opara header-flicked Romain Métanire's long throw-in and it bounced off a pair of Orlando defenders before falling to...

Jason Line tops NHRA Pro Stock qualifying at Brainerd

Aug. 17, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota driver Jason Line raced to his second Pro Stock No. 1 qualifier of the season and 55th overall Saturday at the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Line's Friday run of 6.606 seconds at 207.27 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro help up through the final two...

Twins' Duffey awarded victory day later

Aug. 17, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Tyler Duffey was awarded a win on Saturday, a day after pitching in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Duffey entered Friday night's game with two outs and a runner at second base in the sixth inning, Texas having taken a 3-2 lead on the last batter...

Dropped popup was key to Twins' 4-3 win over Rangers

Aug. 17, 2019 12:37 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Minnesota Twins did what they do better than any other major league team this season — hit home runs — but their 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night turned on a fly ball that barely cleared the infield. Max Kepler hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning...

Mystics use late run to beat Lynx 86-79, clinch playoff spot

Aug. 16, 2019 10:21 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ariel Atkins scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman added 17 points and the Washington Mystics clinched a playoff berth with an 86-79 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night. The Mystics (19-7), who have the best record in the WNBA by a game over Connecticut, surged into the lead for good...

Matt Hagan leads NHRA Funny Car qualifying at Brainerd

Aug. 16, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — Matt Hagan led Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway. Hagan had a 3.890-second run at 328.46 mph in his Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. "Rolling here and having two great laps off the bat, there's a lot of confidence right now,"...

As Cook rests, Vikings get long look at backup running backs

Aug. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Mike Zimmer knows the potential and importance of running back Dalvin Cook to the Minnesota Vikings, so the coach is taking the cautious approach to Cook's workload during the preseason. The advantage is two-fold: Cook stays fresh and injury-free, while the Vikings get a long look at a...

Collier having stellar rookie season for the Minnesota Lynx

Aug. 16, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Napheesa Collier wanted to make her mark as a rookie for the Minnesota Lynx. With nine games left in the regular season, she's done just that, putting herself on the short list of candidates for the WNBA Rookie of the Year award. "It was a goal of mine coming in," Collier said of...