MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Chris Sale tied a season high with 12 strikeouts in eight dominant innings and the Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota 7-0 on Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins. Twins starter Logan Darnell (0-1) struggled in his first major league start, giving up seven runs and 11 hits while striking out seven in five innings.
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - As the Minnesota Vikings move their home games outside for the next two seasons, the two specialists will be under the most pressure. To prepare for the elements, kicker Blair Walsh and punter Jeff Locke have made several visits to TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus with more planned before the home opener. After enjoying the climate-controlled comfort of the Metrodome, this year will be trickier.
UNDATED. (AP) - Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players. Love, who won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and 2010 world championship and was one of the first players to commit to play this summer, told USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo that he would be unavailable for training camp that starts Monday. The Minnesota Timberwolves are considering trading Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to acquire the three-time All-Star to pair with LeBron James.
WASHOUGAL, Wash. (AP) - Ryan Dungey swept the 450 Class motos Saturday in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship's Washougal National for his third victory of the year. Dungey, the Red Bull KTM rider from Belle Plaine, Minnesota, raced to his 30th career 450 Class victory. He's second in the standings, 14 points behind teammate Ken Roczen with three races left.
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