MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Lynx down Stars 88-78
MINNEAPOLIS (SportsNetwork.com) - Seimone Augustus led a balanced scoring attack with 17 points as the Minnesota Lynx took down the San Antonio Stars, 88-78 Friday at the Target Center.
Lindsay Whalen scored 14 points and Maya Moore, fresh off her career-high 48 points in Tuesday's double overtime win, added a modest 12 points with eight rebounds in Minnesota's sixth straight triumph. Six Lynx players scored in double figures and eight of the nine that took the floor netted at least six. Danielle Robinson scored 15 points with seven assists as the Stars fell for the fourth time in five games. Jayne Appel and Becky Hammon each scored 10 points, with Appel grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds and Hammon handing out nine assists.
The Minnesota Vikings player who backed former punter Chris Kluwe's story that assistant coach Mike Priefer made anti-gay remarks said Thursday at Vikings training camp that everyone - including Kluwe - knew Priefer was joking. Long snapper Cullen Loeffler says he told investigators that Priefer made the comment, but even Kluwe laughed about it. Kluwe has threatened to sue the Vikings, who are still in negotiations with the former punter. The Vikings are in the midst of opening day of training camp in Mankato.
Jose Abreu went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer and scored twice to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 9-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Target Field. Chicago's standout rookie joined Jose Canseco and Tony Oliva as the only Cuban-born rookies to hit 30 home runs in a season with his first-inning blast. Tyler Flowers and Alexei Ramirez also homered for the White Sox, who have won the first two of this four-game series. John Danks (9-6) was charged with four runs on six hits over seven innings of work but earned the win. Minnesota starter Kevin Correia (5-13) dropped another decision after allowing seven runs -- six earned -- on 10 hits in the setback. The Sox had 17 hits in the ballgame. Correia now leads the majors in losses after sharing the dubious distinction with San Diego's Eric Stults. Josh Willingham and Oswaldo Arcia each hit solo homers for Minnesota, which has lost three of its last four.