MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Moore scores 40 in Lynx victory
TULSA (SportsNetwork.com) - Maya Moore scored a game-high 40 points and the Minnesota Lynx held on to beat the Tulsa Shock, 84-75.
Moore was 14-of-22 from the floor, 4-of-7 from beyond the arc and a perfect 8- of-8 from the free throw line. She also tallied five rebounds and five assists. The forward scored 30 or more points for the 11th time this season, which is the most in WNBA history. Seimone Augustus added 22 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Lynx, who extended their winning streak to nine games. Odyssey Sims led the Shock with 25 points and Glory Johnson racked up 17 points and 10 rebounds in Tulsa's ninth loss in 12 games. The Shock nearly went into halftime up by two after taking their first lead of the game, but Moore knocked down a three with twelve seconds left to put Minnesota up 33-32 at the break. The game stayed close through the third and fourth quarters and the Shock tied it up at 69-69 just under 5 1/2 minutes to go. Moore's 3-point jump shot with 5:09 left started a 15-6 run, however, that the Lynx took to the finish for the win.
After a weather delay, Kenny Perry rolled in an eagle putt on the 18th green Saturday to grab a 1-shot lead after two rounds of the 3M Championship at the TPC Twin Cities Course in Blaine. With that eagle, Perry posted a 9-under 63 to end 36 holes at 16-under-par 128. Perry, the 2011 runner-up, has finished inside the top 10 each of the last three years at this event. First-round leader Marco Dawson birdied the 18th for a 6-under 66. He is alone in second place at minus-15. Bernhard Langer, who won the Senior Open Championship in runaway fashion last week, shot 5-under 67 and he is tied for third. Langer was joined at 13-under- par 131 by Jeff Maggert (67), Gary Hallberg (65) and U.S. Senior Open runner- up Gene Sauers (65). John Cook (63) and Vijay Singh (68) are tied for seventh place at minus-12. There was a weather delay for over two hours with the final two groups left on the 18th hole.
Oswaldo Arcia hit the go-ahead, two-run double in the eighth inning and Danny Santana added a solo homer in the ninth, as the Minnesota Twins rallied to claim an 8-6 decision over the Chicago White Sox in the second edition of a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. Trevor Plouffe finished 4-for-5 with two RBI, while Kurt Suzuki also drove in a run for the Twins, who put a three-game losing streak to rest. Ryan Pressly (1-0) recorded the final out of the seventh with one pitch. Glen Perkins closed the door in the ninth to earn his 27th save. Adam Eaton doubled three times among his four hits and drove in two for the White Sox, who had won two in a row, including Friday's 10-8 series opener. Alexei Ramirez added a solo homer and knocked in a pair, while Gordon Beckham hit safely twice and drove in two for the hosts.