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Twins top Royals 4-3, move closer to AL Central title

Sep. 21, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two years ago, Randy Dobnak had no idea he would be pitching in the majors this September. Without worry, Dobnak and his girlfriend planned their wedding. Now he's getting married eight days after his first big league win. Dobnak pitched 5 1/3 effective innings, and the Minnesota Twins...

St. Paul police to release video of fatal shooting next week

Sep. 20, 2019 2:09 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The police chief in St. Paul, Minnesota, will release body camera video recorded during a fatal police shooting. Police Chief Todd Axtell plans to release video on Tuesday stemming from the fatal shooting of 31-year-old Ronald Davis. The department said in a tweet Friday that the...

Cruz hits 2 of 4 homers by Twins in 8-5 win over Royals

Sep. 20, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the Minnesota Twins facing an early deficit, Nelson Cruz fixed that with one big swing. The 39-year-old designated hitter has sure had his hand in a lot of this team's remarkable success. Cruz hit two of Minnesota's four home runs and matched his season high with five RBIs, igniting...

Yankees beat Angels 9-1, claim 1st AL East title since 2012

Sep. 19, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The resilient New York Yankees powered their way to the club's first AL East title since 2012, routing the Los Angeles Angels 9-1 Thursday night behind three RBIs each from old mainstay Brett Gardner and newcomer DJ LeMahieu. A day after wasting a chance to clinch first place, the...

Cousins seeks rebound from rough game as Vikes face Raiders

Sep. 19, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — During his nine-year hiatus from the NFL sideline, Jon Gruden evaluated players like he was still a coach, drawing particular attention as an analyst for ESPN for his one-on-one film breakdowns with quarterback prospects entering the draft. Kirk Cousins was one of those pupils. Though...

United's Kallman suspended 10 games for substance abuse

Sep. 19, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota United defender Brent Kallman has been suspended 10 games for violating the MLS substance abuse policy. The league announced Thursday he tested positive for an identified performance-enhancing substance. He will also be fined 20% of his salary. Kallman will miss the...

Ex-Minnesota Gophers coach reaches $1M deal with hospital

Sep. 19, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Gophers linebackers coach Mike Sherels has reached a $1 million settlement with the University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview involving treatment that left him in a coma in 2016. The Star Tribune says the university disclosed the settlement Wednesday in response to a data...

Court suspends key permits for planned Minnesota copper mine

Sep. 19, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has handed environmental groups a victory by suspending two key permits for a planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine ahead of a hearing next month. The appeals court put PolyMet's dam safety permit and its permit to mine on hold, ruling Wednesday that the...

Man fatally shot after leaving St. Paul church

Sep. 19, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota police say a man who was leaving a Bible study with his young daughter and father was fatally shot outside his church in St. Paul. The homicide Wednesday night is the sixth fatal shooting in St. Paul this month. Police don't believe the latest shooting outside St. Albans...

Puig's single in 10th lifts Indians over Tigers 2-1

Sep. 19, 2019 1:57 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Yasiel Puig rounded first base, happily waiting for Francisco Lindor to jump into his arms. It was a moment he had been waiting for since joining the Indians on July 31. Puig delivered a bases-loaded single off the top of the right field wall with two outs in the 10th inning, and Cleveland...