(Minneapolis, MN) — The X Games kicks off today at U.S. Bank Stadium. The action sporting event runs through the weekend. Roads will be closed near the stadium, including portions of Chicago Avenue and Fourth Street.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Vikings Minneapolis Miracle play last season is still being remembered by fans around the nation. The last-second 61-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs to lift Minnesota past the Saints in the NFC playoffs won the award for best moment last night at the annual ESPY Awards. Diggs and now former teammate Keenum accepted the award.
(Los Angeles, CA) — The 2018 ESPYS are in the books. The top stars and teams in sports were honored Wednesday in Los Angeles. The Houston Astros were named best team, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin best male athlete, and U.S. snowboarder Chloe Kim best female athlete. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly received the Jimmy V Award for perseverance as he deals with cancer of the jaw. Survivors of sexual abuse by former Michigan State and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar were honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
(Chicago, IL) — The MLB All-Star break comes to an end tonight as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. It’s the only game on the schedule, but all 30 clubs will be back on the diamond tomorrow. The Cubs lead the Brewers by two-and-a-half games and the Cardinals by seven-and-a-half for first place in the NL Central.
(Kansas City, MO) — The Twins begin the second half of the season tomorrow night in Kansas City. It’s the start of a 10-game road trip that will also take the Twins to Toronto and Boston. Minnesota is 44-and-50 on the season, seven-and-a-half games behind Cleveland for first place in the AL Central.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Sylvia Fowles racked up 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Lynx to an 89-65 rout of the Fever at Target Center. Seimone Augustus added 13 points for Minnesota, which snapped a two-game skid and improved to 13-and-10 on the season. The Lynx visit Phoenix on Saturday.