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MINNEAPOLIS — Morgan Tuck scored a game-high 15 points off the bench, and the Connecticut Sun cruised to an 83-64 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday evening, July 15, at the Target Center in Minneapolis. Jonquel Jones added 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting for Connecticut (12-10), which has won back-to-back games. Four others scored in double digits for the Sun, including Jasmine Thomas (11), Rachel Banham (11), Shekinna Stricklen (10) and Courtney Williams (10).
MINNEAPOLIS -- Darwin Quintero scored one goal and assisted on two others to help host Minnesota United FC edge Real Salt Lake 3-2 on Saturday night, July 14. The win was just the second in six games for the Loons. Minnesota (7-11-1, 22 points) overcame a sluggish first-half effort on offense with big play after big play from Quintero.
MOSCOW—France and Croatia meet Sunday, July 15, in Moscow for the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a tournament that has carried echoes of the 1998 competition right up to its final game. France is seeking its second World Cup and first since hoisting it on home soil in 1998. Current France manager Didier Deschamps was a central force in the '98 squad as a defensive midfielder, and his mentality has driven this current version of Les Bleus to the final again, says midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
MINNEAPOLIS — Lynx forward Rebekkah Brunson notched her place in history as the WNBA's all-time leading rebounder, surpassing Tamika Catchings during Minnesota's 83-72 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday night, July 5, in Minneapolis. Brunson broke the record early in the fourth quarter when she pulled down her 11th rebound of the game and the 3,317th rebound of her career. She passed both Catchings (3,316) and Lisa Leslie (3,307) during the victory.
MILWAUKEE—Brad Miller had three hits and walked on four pitches with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th to drive in Manny Pina with the winning run as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied to hand the Minnesota Twins their fourth straight loss, 6-5, on Monday night, July 2, at Miller Park. It was the ninth defeat in 11 games for the Twins, who lost a 5-1 lead and gave up the tying run in the bottom of the ninth as closer Fernando Rodney blew his fifth save of the season.
LOS ANGELES—LeBron James is taking his talents to Southern California. James will join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal, his representatives, Klutch Sports Group, tweeted Sunday night, July 1. The tweet read, "LeBron James, four time NBA MVP, three time NBA finals MVP, fourteen time NBA All Star, and two time Olympic gold medalist has agreed to a four year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers."
MINNEAPOLIS—Forward Roland Lamah scored the game's lone goal in the 59th minute as FC Dallas recorded a 1-0 victory over host Minnesota United FC on Friday night, June 29. Midfielder Santiago Mosquera notched an assist and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez made five saves for his third shutout of the season for FC Dallas (9-2-5). The victory is the fifth in the past six matches for FC Dallas and allowed them to move into a tie for first place in the Western Conference with Sporting Kansas City (32 points).
ST. PAUL — Maya Moore scored 24 points while Sylvia Fowles added 13 points and 15 rebounds as the resurgent Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game with an 85-74 victory over the visiting Atlanta Dream on Friday, June 29, at Target Center. The Lynx suffered through a four-game losing streak that stretched into early June but have found their stride in recent weeks, winning seven of their last eight behind Moore and Fowles. Moore has scored 20 or more points in each game during the Lynx's six-game winning streak.
CHICAGO—James Shields scattered four hits while pitching seven shutout innings, and Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia each homered as the Chicago White Sox won their third straight game, 6-1 over the slumping Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. It was just the second win since Opening Day for Shields (3-9), who entered the game with the third-lowest run support (3.06) in the majors this season.
CHICAGO—Yolmer Sanchez matched his career best of four RBIs, including the go-ahead two-run single, to help the Chicago White Sox post an 8-4 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night, June 26. Avisail Garcia homered and Leury Garcia had three hits as Chicago won for the third time in the past four games. Brian Dozier and Ehire Adrianza homered for the Twins. Adrianza also had a run-scoring single for Minnesota, which has dropped four of its last five games. The start of the game was delayed by one hour, 48 minutes due to heavy rain.