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ST. PAUL -- Romain Metanire scored his first MLS goal in the 20th minute as the host Minnesota United recorded a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo on Saturday, May 25, in Saint Paul. Vito Mannone made three saves for Minnesota (6-4-3, 21 points), which improved to 3-0-3 at home and has allowed just one goal in its past five matches at Allianz Field. Mannone's fifth clean sheet matches Bobby Shuttleworth for the club single-season record. He is two shy of tying Minnesota's all-time record.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano and Max Kepler each hit home runs as the Minnesota Twins became just the second team in major league history to hit the 100-homer mark in the first 50 games of the season in an 11-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night mAY 24, in Minneapolis. The Twins, coming in off their second eight-homer game of the season in a 16-7 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, increased their 2019 total to 101, joining the 1999 Seattle Mariners (102) as the only teams in MLB history to hit the century mark in their first 50 games.
ANAHEIM, Calif. —The Minnesota Twins slammed eight home runs, including two each by Miguel Sano and Jonathan Schoop, on their way to a 16-7 rout over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon, May 23, in Anaheim, Calif., completing a three-game sweep. The game was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, but a rainstorm Wednesday afternoon made the field conditions unplayable. However, the wait was worth it for the Twins, whose eight home runs tied a single-game club record. It also tied an Angels record for most home runs allowed in a game.
Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Houston guard James Harden were unanimous selections to the 2018-19 All-NBA first team, released Thursday. The two MVP finalists were named on all 100 ballots. It marks the first first-team selection for Antetokounmpo and the fifth in the past six seasons for Harden. Golden State guard Stephen Curry (91 first-team votes), Oklahoma City forward Paul George (71) and Denver center Nikola Jokic (59) joined them on the first team.
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- NFL overtime rules will be unchanged for the 2019 season, the competition committee declared Wednesday, May 22 at its annual May meeting. A proposal by the Kansas City Chiefs received considerable attention, and Commissioner Roger Goodell welcomed a debate he said should continue with a particular focus on changes to OT for playoff games. Competition committee chairman Rich McKay said the proposal, which guarantees both teams one possession in overtime, will be revisited next year by NFL owners.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Minnesota Twins started slowly but put together big innings late in the game to rally past the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Tuesday night, May 21, at Anaheim. Angels starting pitcher Trevor Cahill held the Twins hitless until the fifth inning before the Twins offense got rolling with three runs in the sixth and four more in the seventh, primarily against the Angels' bullpen.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Running back Senorise Perry is wearing jersey No. 32 during Buffalo's organized team activities, the first player assigned the uniform number by the Bills since O.J. Simpson in 1977. Perry, 27, signed a one-year free agent contract in March. He told The Athletic he was surprised that the disgraced Hall of Famer's number was an option. Simpson rushed for 10,183 yards and 57 touchdowns and won four rushing titles during a nine-year tenure with Buffalo from 1969-77.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, May 20, in Anaheim. Sano lined a 2-0 fastball by reliever Ty Buttrey (2-2), who had not given up a home run in his 21 appearances this season, covering 23 2/3 innings, 391 feet into the bleachers in right-center for his second homer of the season, driving in Eddie Rosario, who had singled.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will have "no limitations" when the team begins organized team activities Tuesday, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Wentz, 26, is coming back from a stress fracture in his back that forced him to miss Philadelphia's last three regular-season games and both playoff contests. "The team will be smart with him, of course, but he's expected to be involved in the majority of all work," Rapoport tweeted.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Brooks Koepka clutched the trophy and figured even the anxious moments were worth it Sunday, May 19. Koepka withstood a shaky back-nine stretch and held on to win the PGA Championship for the second year in a row. "That was a stressful round of golf," Koepka said. "I'm glad to have this thing (Wanamaker Trophy) back in my hands." Koepka's lead shrunk to one stroke on hard-charging Dustin Johnson before steadying himself for what became a 4-over-par 74 final round at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y.