Price, DeJesus key Rays' 7-3 win over Twins
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - David Price allowed six hits in his first complete game of the season, David DeJesus drove in three runs, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Tuesday night.
Price struck out 12 in his ninth career complete game.
DeJesus stopped an 0 for 24 skid with an RBI single during a three-run first and added a third-inning two-run single.
Kyle Gibson gave up seven runs and 10 hits in three-plus innings for Minnesota. The right-hander had given up just two runs over 19 1-3 innings in his three other starts this year.
The Twins got home runs from Brian Dozier and Chris Colabello.
Saunders begins search for Timberwolves coach
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Flip Saunders has started the search for a new Minnesota Timberwolves coach with a clear list of parameters.
He says he wants someone with a head coaching track record, either in college or the NBA, who will hold players accountable and command respect from the moment he takes the job. That list would seem to point to Saunders hiring a well-known coach to fill the opening created by Rick Adelman's retirement.
Hanging over the process is Kevin Love's uncertain future in Minnesota. Love can opt out of his contract after next season. That possibility could give coaches with several options pause when considering Minnesota.
It's also possible that Saunders will take the job himself. He did not rule that possibility out when asked on Monday.
Dates, times set for Vikings preseason games
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings return to playing home games outdoors when they open the preseason Aug. 8 against the Oakland Raiders.
The Vikings on Tuesday announced the dates and times for their 2014 preseason schedule.
Minnesota opens the preseason with a 7 p.m. Friday game against Oakland at the University of Minnesota's outdoor stadium. The Vikings will play the next two seasons at TCF Bank Stadium while they wait for their new stadium to be constructed.
The Vikings will host Arizona in Week 2 of the exhibition season with a 7:30 p.m. Saturday game on Aug. 16. Minnesota wraps up the preseason with back-to-back road games at Kansas City, on Aug. 23, and at Tennessee, on Aug. 28.
Avalanche, Wild brace for absence of Barrie, Cooke
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has been summoned for a hearing at the NHL office in New York regarding his kneeing penalty that injured Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie.
The league said Cooke's meeting will be Wednesday afternoon. Game 4 is Thursday night, but Cooke likely will be suspended for that one and more. The Avalanche lead the series 2-1.
The incident occurred in the second period on Monday night on the open ice, as Cooke's knee clipped Barrie's. Barrie, who led Avalanche defensemen this season with 13 goals, will need four to six weeks to recover from a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee.
Cooke has a long history of punishment for rough play, but none of his suspensions has come in the last three years.
VIKINGS CHEERLEADERS-FINAL AUDITIONS
MOA to host Vikings cheerleader final auditions
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - The Mall of America will host final auditions for the 2014 squad of Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders.
Fifty-four finalists are scheduled to compete Tuesday night in the mall's rotunda, from 7-9:30 p.m.
The Vikings will announce the results of the final auditions on their website Wednesday.
The new squad of Vikings cheerleaders will be the first to cheer outside at the University of Minnesota. The Gophers' TCF Bank Stadium will be the Vikings' temporary home for the next two years while their new stadium is built.
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