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MINNEAPOLIS (Sports Network) - Ryan Doumit singled home the winning run in the seventh inning as the Minnesota Twins took a 6-4 win over the Houston Astros in the second of a three-game set. Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored while Clete Thomas scored twice for the Twins, who have taken the first two of this series after losing four straight. Kyle Gibson lasted just three innings in the start as he was touched for four runs on nine hits.
MADISON - A Marshfield man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to kill abortion providers. 65-year-old Ralph Lang was sentenced for attempted first-degree intentional homicide on Friday. Court records show in 2011, Lang was cleaning his gun at a hotel room when it went off. When police arrived, he told them about killing abortion doctors at Planned Parenthood.
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MADISON - A federal judge has blocked a state law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admittance privileges. U.S. District Judge William Conley temporarily halted the law until a constitutional trial on November. Critics of the law say it puts a burden on women seeking abortions because it would close at least two abortion clinics in the state.
MILWAUKEE - Wisconsin native Jordan Zimmermann earned his 13th win of the season, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 yesterday. The Auburndale native pitched six solid innings for the Washington Nationals, allowing no runs on four hits and five strike-outs. Milwaukee’s only run of the night came in the 8th inning, when Jonathan Lucroy sent a solo shot over the center wall.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby has been getting some competition from Giorgio Tavecchio over the past week at Training Camp. It appears that it’s Crosby’s job to lose – and so far, the incumbent is not letting it happen. Yesterday, Crosby went 5-for-5 in field goal attempts with his longest being from 51 yards out.
AKRON - Madison golfer Steve Stricker was tied for 12th place early this afternoon at the Bridgestone Invitational. Stricker shot a three-under-par 67 in his second round today, putting him at two-under-138 at the halfway point of the World Golf Championships’ event in Ohio. Stricker was five strokes off the lead by early afternoon.
MILWAUKEE - Governor Scott Walker is asking for a federal disaster declaration for 11 Wisconsin counties. Heavy rains and flooding in June caused mudslides and washed-out several roads in the Southwest part of the state. Officials estimate over nine-point-to million dollars of damage was done to public infrastructures. If the federal declaration is approved, the federal government will cover 75-percent of the cost.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Fall camp for the University of Minnesota football team began this afternoon on campus. The Golden Gophers will practice for the first time at 5:15 p.m. at the Gibson-Nagurski Football Complex. The workout is free and open to the public. This weekend, the Gophers will also hold open practices on Saturday and Sunday mornings (10:25 am).
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. - A shooting near New York Mills Wednesday night has claimed the life of a second man, in what is believed to be a murder-sucide.