The Sports Xchange
MINNEAPOLIS — Jose Berrios dazzled with a career-high 11 strikeouts and gave up just two hits in his second start of the season for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-0 win against the Colorado Rockies in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Thursday. Max Kepler and Robbie Grossman each had two hits and an RBI for Minnesota, which salvaged the second game after a 5-1 loss earlier in the day.
NEW YORK — Maya Moore posted a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Minnesota Lynx surged ahead late in the third quarter and rolled to a 90-71 rout of the New York Liberty on Thursday night, May 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Lindsay Whalen and Sylvia Fowles added 12 points apiece as the Lynx shot 45.7 percent overall and outscored the Liberty 47-31 after halftime. Rebekkah Brunson and Seimone Augustus contributed 11 apiece.
Gisele Bundchen, the supermodel wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady , said her husband suffered a concussion last season and in other years. Bundchen, during an interview Wednesday on "CBS This Morning," was asked by Charlie Rose of her thoughts on Brady 's plans that he wants to play into his mid-40s and whether she wants him to retire from football.
The Minnesota Vikings signed former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Will Sutton on Wednesday. Sutton, 25, joins the Vikings after spending the first three years of his career with the Bears, playing in 36 games with 18 starts and compiling 60 tackles. The 6-foot-1, 290-pound Sutton, a third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Arizona State, was released by the Bears last week. In 2016, Sutton played in eight games before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. The Vikings also waived defensive tackle Toby Johnson.
PARIS — Roger Federer announced his withdrawal from the upcoming French Open to prepare for the grass and hardcourt season. The 18-time Grand Slam champion and winner of this year's Australian Open posted a message on his website Monday that he is skipping the clay court tournament at Roland Garros. The year's second major tournament starts in Paris on May 28. Federer, currently ranked No. 5 in the world, has won only one French Open title, which came in 2009.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Nick Ritchie scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday at Honda Center to even the Western Conference final at a game apiece. Sami Vatanen, Jacob Silfverberg and Ondrej Kase each had a goal for the Ducks, who wiped out a two-goal deficit to prevail. Anaheim's Antoine Vermette added an empty-netter with 43.6 seconds left. Ryan Getzlaf had three assists, and Cam Fowler had two.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — For most of Sunday afternoon, Si Woo Kim of South Korea looked as if he were taking a walk in the park rather than trying to hold the lead in one of the PGA Tour's most important events on one of the world's toughest golf courses. Kim took charge on the front nine, kept his cool down the stretch and closed with a 3-under-par 69 to finish with a three-shot victory at The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.
OAKLAND, Calif.—Draymond Green turned a layup into a three-point play with 1:15 to go to break a tie and lift the Golden State Warriors to a 113-111 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Sunday. The Spurs lost star forward Kawhi Leonard to a recurrence of his left ankle injury in the third quarter after having built a 25-point lead in the first half. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday, also on the Warriors' home court.
CLEVELAND—The Cleveland Indians belted four home runs—two by Jason Kipnis—and Trevor Bauer pitched six strong innings in an 8-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at Progressive Field. The win halted Cleveland's three-game losing streak and the loss ended Minnesota's four-game winning streak. In losing the first two games of the series, the Indians (19-17) scored just one run and had just six hits. Manager Terry Francona tinkered with his lineup for Sunday's game, and it resulted in Cleveland's highest scoring game in the month of May.
KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Martin Truex Jr. joined Brad Keselowski and Jimmie Johnson as two-time winners in 2017 Saturday night by winning the GoBowling.com 400 at Kansas Speedway. Keselowski recovered from a lackluster night to take runner-up honors, while Kevin Harvick, Ryan Blaney and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five. The race was attrition-filled with the yellow flag waving a track-record 15 times.