Sports Shorts 7.14.17 14 Jul 17

(Houston, TX) — The Twins open up the second half of the season tonight in Houston against the American League-leading Astros. Minnesota is currently second in the AL Central at 45-and-43, two-and-a-half games behind Cleveland. Jose Berrios will start on the mound tonight opposite Astros right-hander Charlie Morton.

(Las Vegas, NV) — The Timberwolves take on the Washington Wizards today in their final game of the Las Vegas Summer League. The Wolves were eliminated from the tournament with a 77-69 loss to the Warriors on Wednesday. The Wolves are 2-and-2 overall in Vegas.

(New York, NY) — Timberwolves big man Gorgui Dieng will play for Team Africa in the NBA Africa Game 2017. The exhibition will be played August 5th in Johannesburg, South Africa.

(Phoenix, AZ) — The Lynx begin a home-and-home set with the Mercury tomorrow night in Phoenix. The teams will rematch Sunday at The X. The Lynx fell to 13-and-2 with Saturday’s 100-76 loss in Chicago. The Mercury are 10-and-6.

(London, England) — Venus Williams is moving on to the women’s final at Wimbledon. Williams advanced with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Johanna Konta. The 37-year-old Williams will face Garbine Muguruza, who also posted a straight-set win in the semifinals.

(New York, NY) — Fantasy sports betting sites FanDuel and DraftKings are bailing on plans for a merger. The two companies faced a fight with the U.S. government over the merge because of claims it would’ve threatened competition. FanDuel and DraftKings are the two largest fantasy betting sites.