(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins gave up 12 runs over the final three innings in a 14-4 loss to the Mets at Target Field. Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver went deep for the Twins, who have dropped three in-a-row for the first time this season. Trevor May took the loss. Starter Martin Perez permitted two runs, one earned, in six innings of work in a no-decision. The Twins open up a four-game series with the Oakland A’s tonight at Target Field. Kyle Gibson will get the start for Minnesota. Oakland will counter with Mike Fiers.
(Portrush, Northern Ireland) — The 148th Open Championship is underway at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Reigning champion Francesco Molinari is in the field, as is Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and others. The Open is the oldest of golf’s four major championships.
(Chicago, IL) — A three-day labor session between the NFL and the Players’ Association is over in Chicago after just one day. The two sides did say the meeting was “productive, constructive and beneficial to both sides” and will continue. The current collective bargaining agreement expires after the 2020 season.
(Chicago, IL) — The Big Ten Football Media Days get going today in Chicago. Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m. He is joined by Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim, wide receiver Tyler Johnson and defensive lineman Carter Coughlin. Ibrahim along with Rodney Smith were also named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List yesterday, given to the nation’s top running back.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx fell behind by 10 after the first quarter and never recovered as they lost to the Storm 90-79 at the Target Center. Danielle Robinson posted 14 points and 10 assists for Minnesota, which has lost two-of-three. The Lynx visit Las Vegas Sunday.
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United was no match for Aston Villa of the English Premier League as the Loons lost 3-0 in a friendly at Allianz Field. Minnesota saw its eight match unbeaten streak come to an end. The Loons hit the road to Real Salt Lake on Saturday.