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Phoenix Mercury's Eshaya Murphy, right, grabs a rebound in front of Minnesota Lynx's Damiris Dantas (34) during the first half of Game 3 in the WNBA Western Conference basketball finals Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Phoenix.

Lynx Lose to Mercury 96-78, Ending WNBA Final Hopes

Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in the 2011 and 2013 en route to winning the title...

  • San Francisco 49er defensive end Ray McDonald is seen in an undated photo provided by the San Jose Police Department. 49er Ray McDonald Accused of Domestic Violence

    San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said. Sgt. Heather Randol, a police spokeswoman, declined to discuss the circumstances that led to McDonald's arrest, saying only that officers had probable cause to take him into custody...

  • Photo: Rick Moore/UMN Vikings Add Former Gopher MarQueis Gray

    After cutting their roster down to 53 men on Saturday, the Vikings made several roster moves Sunday, including claiming former Gopher MarQueis Gray...

  • Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus, right, falls to the floor in celebration with teammate Lindsay Whalen, left, after tying up the score during the second half of Game 2 of the WNBA basketball Western Conference finals against the Phoenix Mercury. Lynx Win to Force Game Three vs. Phoenix

    Maya Moore scored 13 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and the Minnesota Lynx avoided elimination by beating the Phoenix Mercury 82-77 in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals on Sunday...

  • United's 11-Game Unbeaten Streak Comes to an End

    Minnesota United was handed its first defeat of the Fall Season by FC Edmonton on Sunday, with a score of two to one. Second half goals from Chad Burt and Lance Laing put the home side on top, with Daniel Mendes getting United's lone goal...

  • Nolasco gave up 8 earned runs in loss Sunday in Baltimore. Nolasco Struggles as Twins Swept in Baltimore

    J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 on Sunday...

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