(Oakland, CA) — Jason Castro hit a pair of solo home runs but the Twins lost to the A’s 8-6 in Oakland. Miguel Sano smacked a two-run homer for Minnesota, which has dropped four-of-five. Jake Odorizzi was tagged for six runs, five earned, in three-plus frames as he fell to 10-and-4. The series continues tonight.

(Oakland, CA) — Twins pitcher Adalberto Mejia is back with the team after being activated from the 60-day disabled list yesterday. Mejia had been out with a strained right calf. The Twins sent down Lewis Thorpe to clear a roster spot.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are adding more front court depth. Multiple outlets report the Wolves have reached a one-year deal with forward Noah Vonleh worth around two-million-dollars. The 23-year-old averaged 8.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 68 games with the Knicks last season.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Stephanie Talbot netted 24 points to lead the Lynx to an 85-68 rout of the Atlanta Dream at the Target Center. Minnesota has won three-of-four to improve to 7-and-6 on the year. The Lynx will begin a three-game road trip Saturday in Connecticut.

(Lyon, France) — The U.S. Women’s national soccer team will play in the World Cup Final on Sunday. Team USA defeated Great Britain 2-1 in the semifinals yesterday to advance. Alex Morgan and Christen Press scored for America. Sweden and the Netherlands will clash in the other semifinal today.

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United returns to action tonight as they host the San Jose Earthquakes at Allianz Field. United is coming off a 7-1 rout of FC Cincinnati on Saturday. The Loons are sixth in the West with 24 points.

(Blaine, MN) — The PGA Tour comes to Minnesota this week for the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine. The tournament, formerly the 3M Championship, changed names starting this year. Kenny Perry won last year’s 3M Championship.

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