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MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario collected four hits and two RBIs Tuesday night, June 25, and Kyle Gibson tossed seven mostly effective innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 in the opener of a three-game series. The Twins have won three of four. The Rays fell to 2-6 on a 10-game road trip that is scheduled to conclude Thursday afternoon. Rosario doubled leading off the second against Rays starter Blake Snell (4-7) and scored the Twins' first run on a two-out single by Willians Astudillo.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Odyssey Sims led all scorers with 25 points, including six from free throws with less than 30 seconds remaining, and had five steals in Minnesota's 78-74 win over Indiana at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Tuesday, June 25. Minnesota has won consecutive games after losing four straight games. In that four-game skid, the Lynx lost each game by six points or less. Napheesa Collier added 16 points and Damiris Dantas had 15 for Minnesota. Sylvia Fowles also had nine points and 11 rebounds. The Fever were led by Kelsey Mitchell's 17 points.
A former Sacramento Kings executive will spend seven years in prison for stealing $13.4 million from the team. Jeffrey David, who was the Kings' chief revenue officer, was sentenced Monday. He entered a guilty plea in December to federal charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. The crimes carried up to 22 years in prison. David, 44, took money that sponsors and advertisers paid by having the companies write checks to a shell company instead of the team in 2015 and 2016. He also forged the signatures of other team executives.
Two-time NBA All-Star Stephon Marbury was named head coach of the Beijing Royal Fighters of the Chinese Basketball Association on Monday. Marbury, a native New Yorker, was the No. 4 overall pick of the 1996 NBA Draft and immediately traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. After 13 years in the NBA with five teams, he moved abroad to continue his career in the CBA. He retired in February after winning three CBA championships.
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Chez Reavie didn't let anything get in the way of ending a victory drought that lasted more than a decade. "I kind of know how to deal with my nerves a little bit better," Reavie said, knowing that's what it would take as others made charges on Sunday, June 23. "Finally getting it done. You feel like you can win. I've been close, but it's just not the same." Reavie completed a steady round of 1-under-par 69 to win the Travelers Championship for his first PGA Tour victory in 11 years.
CHASKA, Minn. -- Australia's Hannah Green became just the fourth player in history to lead wire-to-wire and win the 65th KPMG Women's PGA Championship, shooting a final-round 72 at Hazeltine National on Sunday, June 23, for a one-shot victory. Green finished at 9-under 279, just ahead of defending champion Sung Hyun Park of South Korea. Park, a six-time LPGA winner including this year's HSBC Women's World Championship, fired a final-round 68.
SONOMA, Calif. -- The much-discussed reconfiguring of Sonoma Raceway mattered not at all to Martin Truex Jr., as the winner at the Northern California road course a year ago made it two straight at the track as he drove to a dominating victory there Sunday, June 23. The win in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver's third at Sonoma and his fourth overall in 2019. "What a season we've turned this into," said Truex, the 2017 Cup champion. "This group. They're unbelievable. Hopefully we can keep this going."
MINNEAPOLIS -- Odyssey Sims scored 20 points and Sylvia Fowles added 19 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as the Minnesota Lynx halted a four-game losing streak with a 92-83 victory over the visiting New York Liberty on Saturday night, June 22. Napheesa Collier contributed 19 points, nine rebounds and four steals for Minnesota (5-5). Karima Christmas-Kelly added 12 points and Danielle Robinson had 10 as the Lynx won for just the second time in the past seven games.
CHASKA, Minn. -- Despite expectations of a busy "moving day" on Saturday, June 22, at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, Australia's Hannah Green held on to her lead for the third straight day after shooting a 2-under 70 at Hazeltine National in Chaska. Green stands at 9-under-par 207, one shot clear of Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn. Jutanugarn, a 10-time LPGA winner, shot a 68 to finish at 8 under.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Max Kepler's RBI single in the eighth helped Minnesota erase the second of a pair of three-run deficits as the Twins defeated the host Kansas City Royals 8-7 on Friday night. The Twins avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. The Royals lead the major leagues with 26 losses in games in which they held the lead at some point. They have been outscored 177-125 after the sixth inning this season.