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Thao, Kueng say they rejected plea deal in Floyd killing

Aug. 15, 2022 11:09 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's killing told a judge Monday that they have rejected plea deals that would have resulted in three-year prison sentences, setting the stage for trial in October. Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are...

Raiders move to 2-0 in preseason with 26-20 win over Vikings

Aug. 14, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest questions facing Las Vegas Raiders first-year coach Josh McDaniels was where he would find the right pieces for his offensive line. McDaniels may not have all the answers after a 26-20 preseason win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but he's...

Davidson earns 1st Angels win, beats slumping Twins 4-2

Aug. 14, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels played three miserable months without getting on the type of roll they've hit over the past week. The surge is probably too late to save the Halos' season, but any chance to shine means the world to Tucker Davidson and the other Angels...

Second fatal shooting this month near George Floyd Square

Aug. 14, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One man died and another was seriously hurt in the second fatal shooting this month near the intersection where George Floyd died in police custody more than two years earlier. Minneapolis Police spokesman Officer Garrett Parten said officers found two wounded...

Sylvia Fowles' career ends with 4K rebounds; Sun top Lynx

Aug. 14, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas scored 16 points and her key bucket and rebound helped Connecticut hold off Minnesota 90-83 on Sunday in the final WNBA game for Lynx and league legend Sylvia Fowles. Fowles, the 2017 league MVP and four-time defensive player of the year, had...

Ohtani, Ward HR, Angels rally past Twins 5-3 in 11 innings

Aug. 14, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a homer in the eighth inning to get the Angels’ offense started, and Taylor Ward hit a game-ending two-run blast to right-center in the 11th inning as Los Angeles completed a come-from-behind 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night. ...

Storm secure No. 4 seed, spoil Fowles' home finale for Lynx

Aug. 13, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points and nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd scored 21 points and the Seattle Storm secured the No. 4 seed in the WNBA playoffs with a 96-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, spoiling Sylvia Fowles’ final regular-season home game. ...

Urshela, Mahle power Twins to 4-0 victory over Angels

Aug. 13, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio Urshela had his 11th home run of the season among his three hits, Tyler Mahle pitched three-hit ball over six innings and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 Friday night. Gilberto Celestino also went deep for the Twins, who had...

Vikings' Cousins has COVID-19, won't play preseason opener

Aug. 12, 2022 18:55 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play this weekend in the team's first preseason game. Coach Kevin O'Connell confirmed the diagnosis Friday at practice, where Cousins was absent for a second straight day....

Blaine man charged after allegedly shooting at motorcyclists

Aug. 12, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Blaine man is in serious trouble with the law after he allegedly shot at a trio of motorcyclists and rammed a sheriff's deputy's squad car during an ensuing police chase. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Friday that 21-year-old Carson McCoy was charged...