Mauer, Doumit lead Twins over White Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Ryan Doumit hit a go-ahead double in the eighth inning, leading the Minnesota Twins over the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Tuesday night.
Joe Mauer homered and Trevor Plouffe had an RBI single in Minnesota's four-run first inning off Dylan Axelrod.
The White Sox came back to tie it at 5 in the eighth when Alex Rios worked a leadoff walk from reliever Jared Burton (1-4), stole second and scored on Paul Konerko's single that bounced off the pitcher's mound and into center field.
Clete Thomas walked with two outs against Ramon Troncoso (0-2) in the eighth. Mauer followed with a single - his third hit of the game - and Doumit doubled. Doumit also had three hits.
Frazier plays Vikings' interest in Bishop coy
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are playing coy about their interest in linebacker Desmond Bishop.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier declined after minicamp practice Tuesday to confirm that Bishop was visiting with the team. After Bishop was released by the rival Green Bay Packers on Monday, the seventh-year veteran told several Wisconsin media outlets he planned to speak with the Vikings in Minnesota.
Frazier said he didn't want to "verify any reports" and that any free agents brought in for workouts are "no reflection on our team." The Vikings have moved Erin Henderson from his outside spot to middle linebacker, but wherever Henderson plays there will still be one position in that group left unproven.
Bishop became a starter at inside linebacker for the Packers in 2010, his breakout season.
Wolves work out McCollum, potential top 10 pick
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves have evaluated another group of draft prospects, highlighted by Lehigh guard C.J. McCollum.
McCollum was watched by team officials at the Target Center practice court on Tuesday. McCollum worked out by himself.
Before that, Illinois guard Brandon Paul, Georgia Tech forward Glen Rice Jr., Brazil forward Augusto Lima, Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi and England forward Ashley Hamilton were in a practice group together. Rice is projected by most analysts to be a second-round selection.
McCollum is a potential top-10 pick. He is, though, a 6-foot-3 combo guard the Wolves have less of a need for than a reliable outside shooter on the wing. The Wolves have the ninth and 26th choices in the first round of next week's draft.
Minnesota native Joey King transfers to Gophers
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Gophers basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster.
Forward Joey King, a transfer from Drake, signed his scholarship tender Tuesday. His application with the NCAA to be eligible to play this season is pending.
King joins guards Deandre Mathieu, Daquien McNeil and Malik Smith as members of coach Richard Pitino's first recruiting class at Minnesota. Smith transferred from Florida International.
King is a native of Eagan. He led Eastview High School to the state tournament in 2012, averaging 24 points and six rebounds per game as a senior.
Last season for Drake, the 6-foot-9, 215-pound King played in all 32 games and was named to the Missouri Valley Conference all-freshman team. He shot almost 35% from 3-point range, going 33 for 95.
Minn. G Banham has successful surgery on knees
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota junior captain Rachel Banham has undergone successful surgery for patellar tendonitis in both knees.
Coach Pam Borton made the announcement Tuesday. Banham had the surgery earlier this week.
Borton says the surgery was performed in the summer to make sure Banham "will be at 100% for her junior year."
Banham, who's from Lakeville, was named WBCA All-America honorable mention, WBCA All-Region 6 and First Team All-Big Ten last season as a sophomore. The guard had a 20.7 points per game average and posted five games with 30 or more points and 16 games with 20 or more points on the year.
TWINS-MINOR LEAGUE CRASH
Twins minor league team involved in Fla. crash
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A bus carrying a minor league team affiliated with the Minnesota Twins was involved in a wrong-way interstate crash in Florida that killed the driver of the other car.
Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan says no one on the Elizabethton Twins bus was injured in the crash that occurred about 4:25 a.m. Tuesday near Jacksonville. A second bus picked up the team and went on to Elizabethton, Tenn. The Twins are a member of the Appalachian League and open their season Thursday.
Bryan says the driver of a black Honda died. The car was traveling south in the northbound lanes on Interstate 295 when it collided head-on with the bus.
The driver was described as a man in his mid-20s. His identity was being withheld until family is notified.
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