CHICAGO -- Tim Anderson lined a single to left to score Avisail Garcia with the winning run as the Chicago White Sox claimed a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. The White Sox shortstop sent a 1-0 pitch from Trevor Hildenberger (2-2) with one out in the ninth inning for his first career game-ending hit. Danny Farquhar (3-2) worked a scoreless inning for the victory.
ST. PAUL—Maya Moore scored 21 points, and Sylvia Fowles added 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots in the Minnesota Lynx's 105-69 win over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. The Lynx (23-6) went on a 14-3 run to close the first half, breaking open a close game. The Mercury (15-15) went nearly 4 1/2 minutes without scoring a field goal. Moore put an exclamation point on the run, sinking a turnaround 15-foot jumper as the buzzer sounded to give the Lynx a 49-34 lead at intermission.
The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to trade All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for a package led by fellow All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas.
Longtime UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones failed a drug test in advance of UFC 214, when he fought Daniel Cormier in Anaheim, Calif. Jones, who scored a third-round TKO on July 29 to regain the UFC light heavyweight belt vs. Cormier, has been provisionally suspended, according to mmafighting.com. TMZ reported that Jones was stripped of the title and Cormier would get it back, per TMZ, which was the first outlet to report the news. However, UFC president Dana White told ESPN that Jones has not yet been stripped of the title.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Max Kepler hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning after his slip led to an Indians run in the top of the inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland 4-2 to split a day-night doubleheader Thursday at Target Field. Aaron Slegers allowed just two hits and two runs in 6 1/3 innings in his major league debut for the Twins, but he wouldn't earn a win after Kepler fell while fielding a hard-hit ball from Carlos Santana, tying the game in the top of the seventh.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twin outfielder Robbie Grossman left the second game of Thursday's doubleheader with a fractured left thumb. Grossman collided with center fielder Byron Buxton on a flyout in the second inning and was on the ground for a few moments. He stayed in the game and singled in the bottom of the inning. However, Grossman was replaced by pinch-hitter Max Kepler before his at-bat in the third inning. Grossman is hitting .241 this season with seven homers and 35 RBIs.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis each had three hits with a homer, and Carlos Carrasco continued Cleveland's strong run of starting pitching as the Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 in the first game of Thursday's split doubleheader. Jay Bruce had a two-run single in the first inning for Cleveland, which has won six games in a row and is 9-0 at Minnesota's Target Field this season.
If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship. Durant was honored in his hometown of Seat Pleasant, Md. and the 2017 Finals MVP told ESPN he will not attend any possible ceremony with Trump. "Nah, I won't do that," Durant told ESPN. "I don't respect who's in office right now." Durant and the Warriors are scheduled to visit the Washington Wizards Feb. 28. The Warriors have been officially been invited by the Trump administration.
The game between the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians was rained out Wednesday night at Target Field in Minneapolis. Wednesday's game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Thursday. The Indians won the series opener 8-1 on Tuesday for their fifth consecutive victory. Cleveland (65-52) leads the American League Central by 5 1/2 games over Kansas City (61-59) and by six games over Minnesota (59-58).
MANKATO, Minn. -- For the first time since 2006, this isn't Adrian Peterson's offense. Nor is it any other running back's offense. It's a pass-oriented attack with West Coast schemes. But that doesn't mean the corps of running backs on the Minnesota Vikings aren't up to par. In fact, quarterback Sam Bradford sounds like he would prefer the versatility offered by rookie Dalvin Cook and veterans Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon over the more one-dimensional Peterson.