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MINNEAPOLIS—Don't look now MLS Western Conference, but Minnesota United is making a run. Wednesday's 2-1 win over the visiting New England Revolution was the Loons' third in their last four games and second in a row. Minnesota (8-11-1, 25 points) came into the week with three home games in eight days and now stand 7-3-1 at TCF Bank Stadium this year. Minnesota led 2-0 at the break, but New England (7-6-7, 28 points) cut the deficit in half in the 52nd minute when Alexi Gomez was whistled for a poor foul, giving New England a penalty kick.
MINNEAPOLIS—Sylvia Fowles totaled 30 points and 16 rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx never trailed in an 89-65 victory over the Indiana Fever Wednesday afternoon at home. The teams played in front of the largest regular-season crowd at the Target Center. With 17,933 fans in attendance, Fowles turned in a dominating performance as the Lynx (13-10) won for the 10th time in 14 games. Fowles converted 13-of-15 field goal attempts. The five-time All-Star recorded her league-leading 14th double-double, the 141st in her career.
Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball is considering expansion from 30 to 32 teams. Manfred even named some prospective markets. "We have a real list of cities that I think are not only interested in having baseball, but are viable in terms of baseball -- places like Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Nashville in the United States, certainly Montreal, maybe Vancouver, in Canada," Manfred said, according to the Nashville Business Journal. "We think there's places in Mexico we could go over the long haul."
WASHINGTON—Houston teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back homers in the top of the 10th inning as the American League scored three runs and pulled out an 8-6 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Nationals Park in Washington. The American League now has won six consecutive All-Star Games. There were 10 homers hit overall, five from each team, a new All-Star record.
Free agent forward Nemanja Bjelica will not sign with the Philadelphia 76ers, opting instead to return to Europe, ESPN reported Tuesday. Per the report, Bjelica informed the 76ers of his decision Tuesday morning. The sides reportedly agreed on a one-year, $4.4 million deal on July 5, three days after the Minnesota Timberwolves rescinded the restricted free agent's qualifying offer, but Bjelica never signed a contract.
WASHINGTON—Hometown favorite Bryce Harper of Washington rallied from a slow start in the final round and edged Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs 19-18 to win the Home Run Derby on Monday night at Nationals Park. Harper is the third player to win the Home Run Derby at his home park, joining Todd Frazier in Cincinnati (2015) and Ryne Sandberg at Wrigley Field in Chicago (1990). Harper finished second in the 2013 Derby, but things went better this time.
MINNEAPOLIS — Morgan Tuck scored a game-high 15 points off the bench, and the Connecticut Sun cruised to an 83-64 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday evening, July 15, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Jonquel Jones added 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting for Connecticut (12-10), which has won back-to-back games. Four others scored in double digits for the Sun, including Jasmine Thomas (11), Rachel Banham (11), Shekinna Stricklen (10) and Courtney Williams (10).
SILVIS, Ill. — With a five-stroke lead heading into the final round, Michael Kim just needed to keep doing the things that got him that advantage over the last 18 holes at TPC Deere Run to win the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill., capture his first PGA Tour title on Sunday, July 15, and earn a spot in next week's Open Championship.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Darwin Quintero scored one goal and assisted on two others to help host Minnesota United FC edge Real Salt Lake 3-2 on Saturday night, July 14. The win was just the second in six games for the Loons. Minnesota (7-11-1, 22 points) overcame a sluggish first-half effort on offense with big play after big play from Quintero.
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer homered and drove in four runs and Jake Cave had three hits, including a double and triple, and had two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the surging Minnesota Twins to their third straight win, 11-8, over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night, July 13, at Target Field in Minneapolis.