(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins were lit up for the second straight game, losing to the Braves 11-7 at Target Field. Miguel Sano smacked a three-run homer and drove in four for the Twins, who have lost two in-a-row on the heels of a four-game winning streak. Martin Perez dropped to 8-and-5 with the loss. For the second time in less than three weeks, the Twins turned a triple play.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins begin a huge four-game series with the Cleveland Indians tonight at Target Field. Kyle Gibson will get the ball for the Twins, who sit just two games ahead of the Tribe for first place in the AL Central. Cleveland will counter with Mike Clevinger.

(Undated) — The NFL preseason kicks into high gear tonight with 11 games on the schedule. Notable matchups include the defending champion Patriots visiting the Lions, the Jets clashing with the crosstown Giants, and the Texans traveling to play the Packers. Five more exhibition games are on tap tomorrow and Saturday.

(New Orleans, LA) — The Vikings are headed to the Big Easy to take on the New Orleans Saints tomorrow night in the preseason opener. The Vikes will also face the Seahawks, Cardinals and Bills during the four-game exhibition slate. The regular-season starts September 8th.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx are back home to clash with the Connecticut Sun tomorrow night at the Target Center. Minnesota snapped its four-game skid with an 85-69 win in Atlanta on Tuesday. The Lynx sit at 11-and-11 overall. The Sun lead the WNBA at 16-and-6.

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United is headed to the U.S. Open Cup Final after a 2-1 win over Portland at Allianz Field. Darwin Quintero and Mason Toye scored for the Loons, who will meet Atlanta in the final on August 27th. Minnesota returns to MLS action Saturday at FC Dallas.

(Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) — North Dakota State is 2-and-0 on its Puerto Rico exhibition tour after a 93-84 win over the Guaynabo Mets. Vinnie Shahid scored a game-high 21 points for the Bison, who will wrap up the three-game trip on Friday in San Juan.


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