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SPORTS Thursday, June 8, 2023

Section 1AAA baseball tournament:

No. 3 seed Byron has won the section title and has earned a state berth with a win in extra innings in the championship game to hold off Northfield on Wednesday in Red Wing.

FIRST GAME Northfield 4, Byron 1

SECOND GAME Byron 8, Northfield 7 (8)

Byron will now play in the Class AAA state tournament next week. The seeding for the tournament will be on Saturday.

The Twins wasted their ninth-inning rally during a 2-1 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. Minnesota entered the final frame trailing by one before Royce Lewis drove in the game-tying run with an RBI single. However, Jhoan Duran allowed a walk-off home run to Randy Arozarena in the bottom of the frame and was charged with his second loss in relief. Minnesota is on a four-game losing streak but first in the AL Central at 31-and-31. The Twins send Bailey Ober to the mound against Tampa this afternoon. Hear the broadcast on KWNG & WBHA, pregame underway at 11:30 am, 1st pitch at 12:10 pm.

The Vikings could be moving another star pass rusher this offseason. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Vikings have been fielding calls about a potential trade involving edge rusher Danielle Hunter. Minnesota already traded edge rusher Za'Darius Smith last month. Hunter had ten-and-a-half sacks in his first season as an outside linebacker last year. In other team news, the Purple wrap-up OTAs today.

Yesterday's scheduled game between the Minnesota Lynx and the New York Liberty at Barclays Center was postponed. The WNBA cited bad air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires as the reason for the cancellation. The league did not say when the game will be made up. The 1-and-6 Lynx host Indiana tomorrow night.

The Packers are back on the practice field today. The team holds its final voluntary OTA session of the offseason at Don Hutson Center. Green Bay transitions to its mandatory minicamp next Tuesday. No holdouts are expected during the three-day period. Meanwhile, beat reporters with the team say Romeo Doubs is quickly becoming Love's favorite target. The second-year receiver started seven games last season and caught 67 passes for 425 yards and three touchdowns.

The Brewers blasted the Orioles 10-2 in Milwaukee to set up a sweep in the series finale. Corbin Burnes spun a gem and surrendered just two hits while striking out nine batters over eight scoreless innings. Joey Wiemer went four-for-four with a pair of home runs and five RBI while Willy Adames also went yard. Milwaukee improved to 34-and-28 and is first in the NL Central. The Brewers will try to sweep the series this afternoon. Colin Rea gets the start opposite Kyle Bradish.

Wisconsin football is continuing to add to its offensive line. Ryan Cory announced he's joining the Badgers next season. The three-star prospect is ranked as the number-50 interior offensive lineman according to 24-7 Sports. The news comes after four-star offensive tackle Kevin Heywood committed to Wisconsin. It's been a busy week for recruiting. The Badgers gained a commitment from cornerback Vernon Woodward on Sunday and defensive end Hank Weber the next day.

The Nuggets are taking back the lead in the NBA Finals. Denver crushed the Heat 109-94 in Game Three in Miami. Nikola Jokic dominated with 32 points, 21 rebounds and 10 assists in the victory. He became the first player to register at least 30 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in an NBA Finals game. Jamal Murray also posted a triple-double with 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The Nuggets now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 as they seek their first NBA championship. Jimmy Butler paced the Heat with 28 points in the losing effort. The teams will meet for Game Four on Friday in Miami.

The Panthers are looking to get on the board against the Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final. Game Three of the best of seven series takes place tonight in Sunrise. Florida is down 2-0 after losing the first two matchups in Las Vegas. The Knights have outscored the Panthers 12-4 so far in the series. The Panthers are also hoping to avoid the wrong side of history. Only one team in Stanley Cup Final history has come back from being down 3-0 in a series. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Detroit Red Wings on home ice in Game Seven to complete the comeback.

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