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Mexico followed up its World Cup-opening win against Germany with another dominant performance Saturday, June 23, beating South Korea 2-1 in Rostov-On-Don, Russia, as it eyes a spot in the knockout round. The only blemish for El Tri came on a stoppage time goal by Son Heung-Min to make it close, but time was called shortly after the goal to give Mexico six points and first place in Group F.
MINNEAPOLIS—Shin-Soo Choo extended his on-base streak to 35 games with two hits, including a two-run homer, and Mike Minor gave up just one run over six innings as the Texas Rangers cruised to their sixth straight win, an 8-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday, June 22. Choo finished with three RBIs. Nomar Mazara and Adrian Beltre each had two hits and drove in two runs, and Robinson Chirinos also had two hits for the Rangers, who had lost seven in a row before starting their win streak. Mazara has 11 hits and seven RBIs over his past five games.
DALLAS — The Buffalo Sabres selected Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick of the NHL draft on Friday night, June 22, at American Airlines Center in Dallas. Dahlin, 18, is the reigning Swedish Junior Hockey Player of the Year after playing last season for Frolunda of the Swedish Hockey League. He helped his country earn a silver medal at this year's World Junior Championship, where he was named Best Defenseman in the tournament.
Minnesota United FC has had almost three weeks to prepare for Saturday night's game against Colorado at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. And the Loons, who enter the weekend six points out of fifth place in the Western Conference, know it's imperative they come away with some points against the struggling Rapids.
Switzerland scored a pair of goals in the second half, including the winner in the 90th minute, to stun Serbia 2-1 and move into a tie atop the World Cup Group E standings Friday, June 22, at Kaliningrad, Russia. Serbia, a 1-0 winner against Costa Rica in its opener, could have booked a spot into the knockout round with a win Friday, and quickly looked like it would do just that. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored to give the Serbs the lead in just the fifth minute. And for nearly 50 minutes, that tally looked like it would be enough.
Harry Kane delivered his second goal of the match, a stunner in stoppage time, and England kept pace with Belgium in Group G of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Tunisia in Volgograd, Russia, on Monday, June 18. England controlled the pace from the start of the match, and appeared headed to a fast goal off the foot of Jesse Lingard. But Mouez Hassen's save in the third minute kept the match scoreless—albeit briefly.
Keith Fahnhorst, who played offensive tackle for two Super Bowl championship teams with the San Francisco 49ers, died Tuesday at age 66, the team announced Thursday night, June 14. Fahnhorst played all 14 of his NFL seasons in San Francisco after the 49ers made him a second-round draft pick (35th overall) in 1974 draft. He received All-Pro honors for the 1983 and 1984 seasons, then made the Pro Bowl after the 1985 season. The St. Cloud, Minn. native and former University of Minnesota player helped guide the 49ers to league titles after the 1981 and 1984 seasons.
MINNEAPOLIS—Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh inning Friday night as the visiting Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 at Target Field. Kinsler gave the Angels a 3-2 lead when he drove a 3-2 curveball from Ryan Pressly (0-1) into the left-field seats. It was Kinsler's seventh homer of the season and his fifth homer in the last 10 games. Martin Maldonado hit an RBI single in the second for the Angels, who did not get another hit until Maldonado doubled to left two batters before Kinsler homered.
PARIS—Rafael Nadal's quest for an 11th French Open title continues, as the top-seeded Spaniard reached the men's final with a straight-sets win over Argentinian Juan Martin del Potro in the semifinals on Friday, June 8. Nadal will face Austrian Dominic Thiem for the championship on Sunday, June 10. Thiem, seeded seventh, also swept through his semifinal match, beating unseeded Italian Marco Cecchinato, 7-5, 7-6 (10), 6-1.
CLEVELAND—Kevin Durant scored 43 points, and the Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start Wednesday night to defeat the Cavaliers 110-102 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Golden State, trying to win the Larry O'Brien Trophy for the third time in four years, leads the best-of-seven series, 3-0. Game 4 is Friday night in Cleveland.