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Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Andrew Putna (51) make a save while Minnesota United midfielder Marlon Hairston (94) and Real Salt Lake defender Marco Silva collide during the second half of a MLS soccer match, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 in St. Paul, Minn. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)

Putna helps Real Salt Lake keep pace with Minnesota United

Sep. 27, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Andrew Putna made seven saves for Real Salt Lake in a scoreless draw with Minnesota United on Sunday night. Putna denied a pair of on-point shot attempts by Emmanuel Reynoso early in the second half. Real Salt Lake was shut out for the sixth time this season, four of them draws....

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jorge Alcala, right, tags out Cincinnati Reds' Nick Castellanos as he tries to steal home on a wild pitch during the tenth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Reds won 5-3. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Reds beat Twins 5-3 in 10; Minnesota wins AL Central

Sep. 27, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tucker Barnhart and Eugenio Suárez had RBI singles during a three-run 10th inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 Sunday in a regular-season finale that determined postseason matchups. Cincinnati (31-29) became the National League’s seventh seed and will...

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson catches a 71-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Jefferson's breakout not enough, as Vikings falter at finish

Sep. 27, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Jefferson blew by the closest man in coverage to make a wide-open catch, sprinted parallel to the sideline and broke through two tackle attempts around the 20-yard line before veering toward the end zone. The last part of Jefferson's first NFL touchdown was so easy he took the...

The Latest: Hamstring injury sidelines Bucs WR Godwin

Sep. 27, 2020 7:09 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 3 in the NFL (all times EDT): __ 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin has been ruled out with a hamstring injury he suffered late in the third quarter against Denver. Godwin was running downfield when he pulled up. He was attended to by the training staff before walking toward the locker...

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) runs from Minnesota Vikings strong safety Harrison Smith (22) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Titans top winless Vikes 31-30; Gostkowski has 6 FGs

Sep. 27, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans have had little reason to sweat these tight finishes. That shaky start with his new team now a distant memory, Stephen Gostkowski had this late-game part down a long time ago. Gostkowski made his career-high sixth field goal of the game, a...

The Seattle Storm celebrate after the team defeated the Minnesota Lynx during Game 3 of a WNBA basketball semifinal round playoff series Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. The Storm move onto the WNBA finals. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Stewart, Bird help Storm sweep Lynx, advance to WNBA Finals

Sep. 27, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Breanna Stewart put forth a career effort to get the Seattle Storm back to the WNBA Finals. Stewart scored a career playoff-high 31 points — tying Seattle's franchise playoff record — and Sue Bird had 16 points and nine assists, and the Storm beat Minnesota 92-71 on...

Shelley Luther, owner of Salon Á la Mode in Dallas speaks to the crowd during the Set Texas Free Rally at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, on Saturday, May 9, 2020. (Vernon Bryant /The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Lockdowns are fading, but GOP outrage isn't in campaigns

Sep. 27, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When the coronavirus pandemic slammed the U.S. economy this spring, Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther became an overnight symbol of rebellion against lockdown measures, spending two days in a Texas jail for refusing to close her doors. Nearly $500,000 poured into a donation fund set...

Minnesota mayor disputes harassment of COVID-19 survey team

Sep. 27, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of a southern Minnesota city is disputing state health department claims that a COVID-19 survey team was threatened there earlier this month. State health officials on Friday reported cases of health workers being subjected to hostility — including racial slurs —...

Minnesota reports more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases

Sep. 27, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Department of Health officials on Sunday reported 1,077 new cases of the coronavirus, increasing the total to 96,734 cases since the pandemic began. Officials confirmed four additional deaths in the last day, including one person who lived in a long-term care center. The death...

Timberwolves' guard Beasley jailed after arrest on 2 charges

Sep. 27, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley was in jail Sunday on charges of drug possession and receiving and concealing stolen property, after his arrest the night before. The Athletic first reported Beasley's arrest Saturday night at his home in Plymouth, a suburb of Minneapolis. ESPN...