(Minneapolis, MN) — Devin Smeltzer allowed two singles over six-plus innings to earn his first big league victory as the Twins shut out the Royals 3-0 to sweep the three-game series at Target Field. Jason Castro homered and Taylor Rogers worked a flawless ninth for his 17th save. The Twins remain three games ahead of the Indians for first place in the AL Central.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Recently acquired Twins reliever Sam Dyson is on the 10-day injured list with right biceps tendinitis. Dyson has allowed six runs in two appearances since joining the team. The Twins called up lefty Devin Smeltzer to fill the void. He started yesterday against KC, earning his first career win.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins open up a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves tonight at Target Field. The Indians will then come to town for four games starting Thursday. Jake Odorizzi will get the ball tonight for the Twins opposite Atlanta’s Mike Soroka.

(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are back on the practice field today in Eagan as they get ready for their preseason opener. They will also practice tomorrow and Wednesday before having Thursday off to travel to New Orleans The Vikes kickoff the four-game exhibition slate on Friday night against the Saints.

(Atlanta, GA) — The Lynx wrap up their two-game road trip tomorrow night in Atlanta against the Dream. Minnesota opened the trek with an 86-75 setback in Indiana on Saturday. The Lynx have lost four straight overall to dip to 10-and-11 on the season.

(St. Paul, MN) — Ethan Finlay scored on a late penalty kick to lift Minnesota United to a 1-nil win over the Timbers at home. The Loons are now tied with San Jose for second place in the West with 38 points. Minnesota and Portland will meet again on Wednesday in the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup at Allianz Field.

(Las Vegas, NV) — USA Basketball begins training camp today in Las Vegas in preparation of the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The training camp roster stands at 15 players, and only 12 players will make the team. The Spurs’ Gregg Popovich will serve as head coach and the World Cup tips off on August 31st in China.

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