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24th June 2016
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The Timberwolves selected Providence point guard Kris Dunn with the fifth pick in last night's NBA Draft.  ESPN reports the Wolves then tried to make a trade for Bulls guard Jimmy Butler that would have included Dunn, but Chicago backed off.

Freddy Galvis belted a three-run homer and drove in five runs as the Phillies ended a nine-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the Twins at Target Field.  Ricky Nolasco allowed 10 hits and four runs in six-and-two-thirds frames to fall to 3-and-5 with the loss.  Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar and Byung Ho Park drove in runs for Minnesota, which had its winning streak stopped at three.

The Twins have signed first round draft pick Alex Kirilloff.  The high school outfielder was taken 15th overall in the MLB Draft.  Kirilloff will begin his professional career with Elizabethton in the Appalachian League.  The Twins have now signed 28 of their 42 draft picks.

The Twins open up a six-game road trip tonight in New York with the first of three against the Yankees.  The team will then head to Chicago for a three-game set with the White Sox.  Tommy Milone will take the mound tonight for Minnesota.  He is 0-and-1 with a 5.79 ERA.  The Yankees will counter with Masahiro Tanaka, who is 4-and-2 with a 2.91 ERA.

The NHL Entry Draft begins tonight at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo.  The Wild have the 15th overall pick in the first round and have four picks overall.  The seven-round draft wraps up tomorrow.  Toronto has the top pick tonight, followed by Winnipeg and Columbus.

The Lynx and Sparks will rematch tonight at Target Center.  Minnesota moved to 13-and-0 with Tuesday's 72-69 win over the Sparks in LA.  The Sparks are now 11-and-1.


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Patience key for Spain against Italy's tough defense
June 26, 2016, 4:44 am
Spain is pledging to stick to its acclaimed passing game to try to break through Italy's equally famous defense in the round of 16 of the European Championship on Monday.

Gray, Santiago symbolize mound struggles for A's, Angels
June 26, 2016, 2:12 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Last year at this time, the Oakland Athletics' Sonny Gray and the Los Angeles Angels' Hector Santiago were performing at an All-Star level. Now, both find themselves struggling mightily, and each seeks to reverse course at the other's expense when their respective teams meet Sunday at Angel Stadium.

Red Sox-Rangers preview
June 26, 2016, 1:15 am
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox have already established themselves as two of the best teams in baseball heading into their series finale on Sunday at Globe Life Park.

Christopher Bell wins wild NASCAR Truck race at Gateway
June 25, 2016, 11:56 pm
Christopher Bell prevailed in a two-lap sprint after the last of three re-starts for his first victory of the season in the rain-delayed NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Saturday night.

Ben Simmons' cousin killed in New Jersey hit-and-run
June 25, 2016, 11:47 pm
Family members say the cousin of Ben Simmons, who was picked first by the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA draft, has died after being struck by a car in a New Jersey neighborhood.

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