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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 season due to violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, the league announced Tuesday. Ingram will be eligible to return to the Saints on Oct. 1, one day after a contest against the New York Giants. Ingram is allowed to participate in offseason workouts and training camp as well as play in preseason games. Ingram hasn't been participating in New Orleans' voluntary workouts as he reportedly seeks a new contract.
Eddie Rosario had two hits and scored three runs to back five strong innings on the mound by Jake Odorizzi as the Minnesota Twins rolled to a 7-1 victory over host St. Louis on Tuesday afternoon at Busch Stadium, sweeping the two-game interleague series from the Cardinals. The win was the fifth straight for the Twins, who outscored St. Louis 13-1 in the series and pounded out 21 hits over the two games while limiting the Cardinals to just six. St. Louis, which has lost two straight after winning five in a row, hurt its cause with three errors.
The Minnesota Timberwolves accepted the resignation of assistant coach Rick Brunson on Tuesday. Brunson was facing allegations of misconduct toward several women while on the job, according to a report from The Athletic. Brunson, 45, has been a member of the Timberwolves' coaching staff the past two seasons. He also previously worked under head coach Tom Thibodeau with the Chicago Bulls.
ST. LOUIS—Rookie Fernando Romero struck out nine in six shutout innings, leading the visiting Minnesota Twins to a 6-0 victory over the depleted and weary St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, May 7, at Busch Stadium. Robbie Grossman, Bobby Wilson, Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler each had RBI doubles for the Twins, who have won four in a row. That was more than enough for Romero (2-0), who put together his second straight impressive start in his debut season.
THE COLONY, Texas — Sung Hyun Park of South Korea chipped in for birdie on the 18th hole to complete a stellar 66 on Sunday and win the weather-shortened Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic at 11-under-par. It was the third career victory for the 2017 U.S. Women's Open champion but just her second top-10 showing during her second LPGA season. Park made a long chip-in from just off the green at No. 4 for an eagle that gave her a share of the lead at Old American Golf Club at The Colony, Texas.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Watching Jason Day alternately dominate, then struggle, through the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte on Sunday, May 6, had the golfing world wonder if he could pull it all together in time to win. Day had plenty of doubts himself, especially when he really didn't know where his shots were going to go off the tee, a predicament that can lead to some consternation on a course as demanding as Quail Hollow.
DOVER, Del. — Kevin Harvick already had won three times this season, but it would be hard to argue against his runaway win Sunday, May 6, in the AAA Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway as his most dominant so far. He won the 120-lap Stage 1 easily, did the same over the next 120 laps to win Stage 2 and then was the boldest and fastest driver on the track over the final 160 laps, beating Stewart-Haas Racing teammate Clint Bowyer by 7.450 seconds.
CHICAGO—Minnesota left fielder Eddie Rosario homered and drove in two runs and the Twins scored five runs after breaking up James Shields' no-hitter in the seventh inning for a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, May 6. Rosario singled in a run in a three-run seventh inning and homered in the ninth inning as the Twins overcame a 2-0 deficit and extended their winning streak to three games in their first series victory in a month. They have won four of five after losing 11 of 12.
CHICAGO — Eddie Rosario went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and five RBIs to match a career high, and the Minnesota Twins rolled to an 8-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago. Rosario's outburst provided more than enough run support for right-hander Lance Lynn (1-3), who earned his first win since signing a one-year deal with the Twins at the start of spring training. The 30-year-old Lynn held the White Sox to two runs on eight hits, no walks and seven strikeouts in six innings.
THE COLONY, Texas — Denmark's Nicole Broch Larsen finished her first round with a birdie and added three more through 14 holes of Round 2 to claim the overnight lead at 7 under par before play was suspended at the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic on Saturday. After inclement weather wiped out Thursday's action and scuttled much of Friday's, the LPGA shortened the tournament to 36 holes at Old American Golf Club. The majority of the field finished Round 1 on Saturday, May 5, and Round 2 began at 5:30 p.m. local time before it was suspended at 8:15 p.m.