• Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) makes a pass against Phoenix Mercury center Cayla Francis (22) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Lynx happy to see August end after struggling this month

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx came into the season as the prohibitive favorite to win their third WNBA championship in five seasons. Acquiring Olympian Sylvia Fowles in late July did nothing to change that.

  • Moore, Fowles lead Lynx to 71-61 win over Mercury

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore scored 28 points and Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and 13 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 71-61 on Sunday night.

  • Fund set up in honor of Vikings stadium worker who died

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fund has been set up in memory of the construction worker who died last week in a fall at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction in downtown Minneapolis.

  • Houston Astros' Jason Castro (15) reacts after injuring his leg while advancing to second base on a double as Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar, left, and umpire Mark Ripperger step away during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Astros place catcher Jason Castro on DL with quad strain

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Astros have put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right quadriceps muscle.

  • Houston Astros' Carlos Gomez loses his batting helmet as he swings for a strike against Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Astros fall short after Kazmir’s rocky inning. 3-0 to Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Astros got runners on base, but just couldn’t get any any in to bail out Scott Kazmir after his rocky fourth inning.

  • Prince, Charles lead New York to 81-68 win over Minnesota

    NEW YORK (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 22 points and the New York Liberty clinched their first playoff berth in three seasons with an 81-68 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    On-Air Ambush: How the killings of a TV crew unfolded on the air in front of horrified viewers

  • Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1)  keeps his foot on the bag as he reaches for a wide throw to put out New York Yankees' Brett Gardner on during the ninth inning of the Astros' 15-1 win over the Yankees in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Jacoby Ellsbury scored on the play, and Greg Bird was safe at first.. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Rookies Sano, Correa out for opener between Astros and Twins

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A showdown between two of the top rookies in the American League will have to wait.

  • In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson attends NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. Peterson and the Vikings reported to training camp more than a month ago. The extra exhibition game this year at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the latest possible Labor Day date has pushed the 2015 season openers into mid-September. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Vikings travel to Texas, Adrian Peterson waits to play

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Each time he puts on his purple jersey and takes the practice field with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson moves further past the lost 2014 season that included a child abuse charge against him.