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GREENSBORO, N.C.—Brandt Snedeker birdied the final hole to boost his winning margin to three strokes at the Wyndham Championship on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Sedgefield Country Club. Snedeker closed with a 5-under-par 65, leaving him at 21-under 259. C.T. Pan, who was tied for the lead before double-bogeying No. 18, and Webb Simpson shared second place. Snedeker, who shot 59 in the opening round Thursday, overcame a bogey on No. 13 on Sunday before recovering for a birdie two holes later.
DALLAS—Coming into Saturday's MLS game, host FC Dallas had only one loss at home while Minnesota United sported the worst mark in the league for road games at 1-10-1. The statistics played out, as Dallas (13-5-6, 45 points) came away with an uneventful 2-0 win, ending a two-game losing streak. The win leaves Dallas on top of the table in the West. Minnesota (9-14-2, 29 points) saw its playoff hopes grow more distant with the loss.
MINNEAPOLIS — Mikie Mahtook homered and drove in four runs and Ryan Carpenter collected his first career victory as the Detroit Tigers held off the host Minnesota Twins 7-5 at Target Field on Saturday, Aug. 18. Mahtook's second homer of the season, a three-run shot in the fifth, gave Detroit a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Ronny Rodriguez contributed a two-run double and Jim Adduci added two hits and a run scored. Carpenter (1-1), a rookie left-hander, gave up three solo homers but lasted 5 1/3 innings. Shane Greene got the last four outs for his 26th save.
BRISTON, Tenn. — Kurt Busch took the lead on a restart with 23 laps to go, held off pole-sitter Kyle Larson over the final 13 laps and drove to his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win of the season on Saturday night, Aug. 18, at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol. The win ended a 58-race winless streak for the Stewart-Haas Racing driver and gave him his sixth victory at the high-banked BMS short track.
MINNEAPOLIS — Joe Mauer's three-run, pinch-hit homer highlighted a four-run seventh and the Minnesota Twins edged the Detroit Tigers 5-4 on Friday. Mauer's second career pinch-hit homer made a winner out of Kyle Gibson (7-9), who gave up three runs on eight hits and struck out five in seven innings. Eddie Rosario and Tyler Austin also homered for the Twins, who have taken the first two games of the four-game series. Taylor Rogers recorded the last out for his first career save.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Jonquel Jones made five 3-pointers and scored 26 points to lead the Connecticut Sun to a 96-79 victory over the visiting Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, Aug. 17, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Alyssa Thomas added 18 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as Connecticut (20-13) won its third straight game and eighth in its last nine. Layshia Clarendon tallied 14 points and Courtney Williams contributed 13 points and eight rebounds.
MINNEAPOLIS — Logan Forsythe went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs and Jorge Polanco homered and drove in four runs to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 15-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, Aug. 16, at Target Field in Minneapolis. Miguel Sano homered and drove in three runs, Ehire Adrianza hit a two-run home run and scored twice and Joe Mauer had two hits, a walk and three runs for Minnesota, which finished with 15 hits and won its third consecutive game.
MINNEAPOLIS—Jake Cave drove in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning and Miguel Sano added a late two-run home run Tuesday night as the Minnesota Twins downed the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 at Target Field. Jorge Polanco was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for the Twins, who had lost four of their previous five games. David Freese was 3-for-4 with a run scored for Pittsburgh, which lost its second straight and for the third time in four games.
MINNEAPOLIS—Diamond DeShields scored a season-best 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting to lead the Chicago Sky to a 91-88 victory over the host Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night at Target Center in Minneapolis. Courtney Vandersloot contributed 16 points and 10 assists for the Sky (12-20). Allie Quigley scored 13 points while Cheyenne Parker and Gabby Williams added 10 points apiece.
ST. LOUIS — There were plenty of rooting interests on Sunday during the final round of the 100th PGA Championship. Most observers weren't backing Brooks Koepka, the two-time defending U.S. Open champion who started the day at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis with a two-shot lead. Plenty of fans were behind Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters Tournament winner, as he battled Koepka through the final holes while carrying the mantle of fallen Aussie comrade Jarrod Lyle, who died this week after a lengthy battle with cancer.