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Haotong Li is the unlikely leader at the PGA Championship in San Francisco. The 25-year-old from China delivered a 5-under 65 at TPC Harding Park in Friday's second round, leaving him in first place at 8-under 132. Six players, including two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka, are two strokes back at 6-under 134. Koepka shot a 2-under 68 on Friday to end the day level with first-round co-leader Jason Day of Australia (69), Daniel Berger (67), England's Tommy Fleetwood (64) and Justin Rose (68), and France's Mike Lorenzo-Vera (68).
Lexie Brown scored 26 points and handed out nine assists, and Sylvia Fowles added 21 points as the Minnesota Lynx did what they needed to do down the stretch to defeat the Indiana Fever on Friday in Bradenton, Florida. The Lynx (5-1), who won their fourth consecutive game, led by 14 points after Napheesa Collier's floater with 8:29 to play and looked to be home free. Indiana then scored 12 of the next 13 points to give itself a chance, but Minnesota found its legs again, with Brown and Fowles canning big shots to close things out.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Two first-half goals six minutes apart by Nani led Orlando City to a 3-1 victory over Minnesota in a semifinal of the MLS is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex near Orlando on Thursday, Aug. 6. Orlando will play the Portland Timbers in the final on Tuesday, with the winner earning a spot in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League. Nani scored in the 36th and 42 minutes for a 2-0 lead, giving him three goals and three assists in six tournament games.
BRADENTON, Fla. —Making the first start of her two-year, 13-game WNBA career, Bridget Carleton pumped in a game and career-high 25 points Wednesday night, Aug. 5, as the Minnesota Lynx blew open a close game after halftime for a 92-66 rout of the New York Liberty in Bradenton. Carleton, a 6-1 Canadian who played college ball at Iowa State, hit 11 of 15 shots and all three of her 3-pointers as Minnesota (4-1) won its third straight game. Carleton scored only 13 points total before Wednesday's game, but got the call with two starters shelved due to injury.
MINNEAPOLIS — Nelson Cruz delivered a game-winning double to deep center field with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Minnesota Twins recorded a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night, Aug. 3, at Minneapolis. Minnesota had runners on second and third when Cruz blasted a 1-1 pitch from Pirates right-hander Nick Burdi (0-1). The ball landed on the warning track and bounced against the wall as Jorge Polanco easily scored from third.
The Field of Dreams game scheduled for Aug. 13 in Iowa has been postponed until 2021, according to multiple reports. The contest was to feature the Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals at a newly constructed 8,000-seat ballpark in Dyersville, Iowa, at the cornfield adjacent to where the 1989 movie of the same name was filmed. The movie, which included Kevin Costner as one of the stars, was highly popular among baseball fans as well as the general audience.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Justin Thomas recorded a 5-under 65 on Sunday, Aug. 2, and moved up to No. 1 in the World Golf Rankings by claiming a three-stroke victory at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis. Thomas finished at 13-under 267 on his four trips around TPC Southwind to pick up his 13th career PGA Tour victory. Thomas was No. 3 in the World entering the tournament. Spain's Jon Rahm was on top and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlory was second.
LOUDON, N.H. — NASCAR Cup Series driver Brad Keselowski, who is in he final year of his contract with Team Penske, has said several times over the last couple of weeks that he is not sure where he will end up in 2021. But on Sunday, it became very apparent late in the race where he would end up in the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 — in victory lane at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Over the final 60 laps, Keselowski was able to shake well free of race-long nemesis Denny Hamlin and finish 1.647 seconds ahead of the Joe Gibbs Racing runner-up.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Robin Lod and Jacori Hayes scored 90 seconds apart in the first half, and Minnesota United FC remained undefeated in the tournament with a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night in the quarterfinals of the MLS is Back Tournament near Orlando, Fla. Lod, who also recorded an assist, struck in a brilliant cross-box header from Jose Aja in the 20th minute. Shortly after, Hayes dropped in a rebound off a save from San Jose keeper Daniel Vega to put the Loons (3-1-1 in the tournament) up 2-0 on 21 minutes at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Miguel Sano hit two home runs and Kenta Maeda allowed just an infield hit over six innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night in Minneapolis. Eddie Rosario also homered and Marwin Gonzalez added two hits for the Twins who won their second straight over the Indians after getting blanked, 2-0, in Thursday night's series opener.