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Davidson homers, Giolito steady as White Sox beat Twins 8-5

Aug. 21, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox were thinking about Rick Renteria all night long. They banded together to get their hospitalized manager one of his favorite presents: another win. Giolito struck out six in six innings, Matt Davidson homered and the White Sox spoiled Stephen...

White Sox manager Rick Renteria taken to hospital

Aug. 20, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria will stay in a Minnesota hospital overnight after complaining of lightheadedness. The 56-year-old Renteria was at the ballpark when the issue arose and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center as a precaution. A team official says Renteria went...

Vikes cut kicker Kai Forbath; rookie Daniel Carlson gets job

Aug. 20, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have completed their plan to turn over their kicking duties to rookie Daniel Carlson, releasing veteran Kai Forbath with two weeks remaining in the preseason. For all the training camp drills and exhibition game extra points the Vikings can give Carlson, there's no...

Minnesota man charged with aiding wife's suicide

Aug. 20, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man was charged Monday with aiding the suicide of his wife, who was reportedly suffering from unexplained pain that could not be relieved with medication. Thomas Houck, 61, of Eden Prairie called 911 last Thursday to report that he woke up in the middle of the night...

NOT REAL NEWS: Prayers, no animal slaughter at Minn. stadium

Aug. 20, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

A mass Muslim prayer service scheduled for Tuesday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis to mark an Islamic holiday will not feature the slaughter of animals as reports circulating online suggest. The free event, expected to draw 50,000 people, coincides with the observance of Eid al-Adha, which means "Feast of...

Minnesota names walk-on freshman Zack Annexstad starting QB

Aug. 20, 2018 3:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has tabbed true freshman walk-on Zack Annexstad as the starting quarterback to open the season. Gophers coach P.J. Fleck announced after practice on Monday that Annexstad will be behind center on Aug. 30 against New Mexico State. Fleck said he's not planning a rotation between...

WNBA playoff field set, LA-Minnesota meet in first round

Aug. 20, 2018 9:42 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday. As expected, Los Angeles and Minnesota will meet in the postseason for a third straight year. Unexpectedly, it's in the first round. The two-time WNBA finalists finished a surprising sixth and...

Lynx beat Mystics 88-83 on "Lindsay Whalen Day"

Aug. 19, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lindsay Whalen scored 10 points in the final regular-season home game of her career, Sylvia Fowles set the WNBA season record for rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx closed the season with a 88-83 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday night. The Target Center had 13,013 in attendance...

Twins place RHP Ervin Santana on DL

Aug. 19, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins placed right-hander Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list Sunday and reinstated outfielder Robbie Grossman from the DL. The Twins also recalled right-hander Alan Busenitz from Triple-A Rochester before their 5-4 victory over Detroit. Outfielder Johnny Field was...

Rosario's HR in 8th leads Twins past Tigers 5-4

Aug. 19, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — While Minnesota's pitchers were struggling with the strike zone, the Twins' hitters were teeing off. Eddie Rosario hit a tiebreaking drive in the eighth inning for Minnesota's third homer of the day, helping the Twins top the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Sunday. Max Kepler and Jake Cave also...