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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.
MINNEAPOLIS—Kayla McBride scored 24 points and A'ja Wilson finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and four blocks to lead the Las Vegas Aces to their fourth straight victory, 85-77, over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
LONDON, England—Kevin Anderson of South Africa defeated American John Isner on Friday in the second-longest match in Grand Slam history to reach Sunday's Wimbledon final. Anderson won, 6-7, 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 26-24, in a semifinal that lasted 6 hours, 35 minutes. Anderson, seeded eighth, will face one of the sport's titans, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, who were scheduled to play in Friday's late semifinal.
MOSCOW—France and Croatia meet Sunday, July 15, in Moscow for the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a tournament that has carried echoes of the 1998 competition right up to its final game. France is seeking its second World Cup and first since hoisting it on home soil in 1998. Current France manager Didier Deschamps was a central force in the '98 squad as a defensive midfielder, and his mentality has driven this current version of Les Bleus to the final again, says midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
MINNEAPOLIS—Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jimmy Butler has turned down the team's four-year, $110 million max-level extension offer, owner Glen Taylor said on Friday. Appearing on ESPN 1500 Twin Cities radio, Taylor described the exchange between the two sides as cordial, but noted that Butler and his representatives intend to seek a more lucrative contract when Butler becomes eligible next year.
MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Gibson gave up one run on five hits over eight innings to pick up his second consecutive victory, and Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer as the Minnesota Twins snapped the Tampa Bay Rays' five-game winning streak with a 5-1 victory on Thursday night, July 12, in Minneapolis. Gibson (4-6) struck out nine and didn't walk a batter as the Twins won for the seventh time in eight games. Fernando Rodney, summoned with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning, got the final two outs for his 21st save.
American Serena Williams and German Angelique Kerber will face off for the Wimbledon title on Saturday in a rematch of the 2016 final. Williams, the No. 25 seed, defeated 13th-seeded German Julia Goerges 6-2, 6-4 in 72 minutes in Thursday's semifinals, while Kerber, seeded 11th, cruised past 12th-seeded Latvian Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-3 in 67 minutes. Both matches were played on Centre Court at the All England Club.