The Sports Xchange
ST. PAUL — The Seattle Storm threw everything at Sylvia Fowles. None of it worked. The Lynx's 6-foot-6 center fought through double- and triple-team defensive sets to score a game-high 29 points and grab 12 rebounds as Minnesota beat Seattle 93-82 on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Fowles shot 11 of 14 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line. The Storm's frontline players — Alysha Clark, Crystal Langhorne and Carolyn Swords — picked up 15 fouls trying to guard the Minnesota center.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Yonder Alonso hit a solo walk-off home run with one out in the 12th inning, powering the Oakland Athletics to a 6-5 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon at the Oakland Coliseum. Alonso launched reliever Tyler Duffey's first pitch into the right field seats for his 22nd home run of the season. The walk-off blast was the second of his career. The Athletics beat Minnesota with a walk-off homer for the second straight game. Rajai Davis hit a two-run shot in the ninth inning Saturday. It was Oakland's ninth walk-off win of the season.
LONG POND, Pa.—Kyle Busch claimed his first NASCAR Cup Series win of 2017 and broke a winless streak that lasted just over a year with his win of the Overton's 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. The win was the 100th in the Cup Series for Toyota. Kevin Harvick finished second, Martin Truex Jr. was third, Denny Hamlin fourth and Brad Keselowski fifth.
TROON, Scotland — Mi Hyang Lee of South Korea shot the low round of the day — a 6-under 66 — to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open in Troon, Scotland, on Sunday by one stroke over Australia's Karrie Webb. Lee, who trailed by nine shots entering the third round before shooting a 68 — the low round of the day — on Saturday, fell two behind after Webb eagled the par-5 14th hole Sunday. Webb, though, bogeyed 16 and double-bogeyed 17 after her tee shot found a bunker that she had to escape by chipping backward.
MINNEAPOLIS — Christian Ramirez and Abu Danladi each scored before halftime, Miguel Ibarra added a late goal and Minnesota United ended a five-match winless run with a 4-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday evening at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Kevin Molino contributed a pair of assists for the Loons, who scored four goals for the second time this season in a match between teams that entered the weekend in last place in their respective conferences. Minnesota (6-12-4, 22 points) got another goal off the leg of D.C. United's Jared Jeffrey.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left-hander Jaime Garcia threw 6 2/3 solid innings and picked up a victory in his debut for the Minnesota Twins, who defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-3 and ended their four-game losing streak on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Oakland Coliseum. Garcia (5-7) allowed three runs and eight hits, struck out seven and walked two. He was acquired along with catcher Anthony Recker from the Atlanta Braves on Monday in a trade for minor-league pitcher Huascar Ynoa.
Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar said he is willing to take on Jon Jones "anytime, anywhere" in a potential superfight that likely would be one of the biggest draws in mixed martial arts history. Jones is preparing for his rematch with Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 214 on Saturday night for Cormier's light heavyweight title. Lesnar, a Webster, S.D., native and former University of Minnesota wrestler, is back in professional wrestling after his return to the Octagon at UFC 200 a year ago. Lesnar's contract with the WWE ends next year.
ST. PAUL — The one-two punch of Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles proved too much for New York, but the Minnesota Lynx had to hang on after a frantic comeback by the Liberty to earn a 76-75 win on Tuesday night, July 25, at Xcel Center in St. Paul. The Lynx led most of the way in the teams' first game after the All-Star break, but the Liberty scrambled back from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 74 with 1:38 left.
SPEEDWAY, Ind. — Kasey Kahne claimed his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win since 2014 and snapped a 102-race losing streak with a victory Sunday in the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It was his first career Brickyard 400 win. Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman finished second and third, respectively, as the race finished under caution after two overtime restarts. A Denny Hamlin flat tire resulted in the race-ending wreck. Joey Logano and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five.
SYLVANIA, Ohio — In-Kyung Kim used a sizzling start on Sunday to emerge from the pack and win the Marathon Classic going away at Sylvania, Ohio. Kim carded an 8-under-par 63 in the final round at Highland Meadows to turn the tournament into a runaway, winning by four strokes over American Lexi Thompson. Kim finished at 21-under 263.