MN Score Radio: August 18

On this week’s show Eric and Wally talk Twins, Vikings, Lynx and more including an interview with John Shestakofsky, VP of Communications for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Also our Leech Lake fishing report with Al Maas…or catch the show on the air at noon today (Saturday) on AM 1440 in the Twin Cities. Click here to listen Advertisements Continue reading MN Score Radio: August 18

Twins deal Fernando Rodney to Oakland

The Twins fire sale of their roster continued Thursday night as they dealt closer Fernando Rodney to Oakland for a pitching prospect. Rodney follows Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, Lance Lynn, Ryan Pressley and Zach Duke. The Twins announced tonight that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Dakota Chalmers from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodney. Chalmers, 21, was drafted by Oakland in the 3rd round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of North Forsyth High School in Cumming, GA.  He appeared in two games (1 start) this season for Low-A Beloit, pitching 5.0 innings, allowing one … Continue reading Twins deal Fernando Rodney to Oakland

X-Games Minneapolis: Day 3 Results

X Games Minneapolis continued Saturday as 47,000 fans passed through the gates at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the most talented action sports athletes in the world compete in a wide range of events including The Real Cost Skateboard Big Air, the Fruit of the Loom BMX Dirt Final and the crowd favorite Monster Energy Moto X Best Trick. Kicking things off, LifeProof Moto X Step Up proved a showdown between riders Jarryd McNeil, Libor Podmol and Colby Raha. With all riders clearing the 41-foot mark, the bar was raised to a staggering 43 feet, setting the stage for Jarryd … Continue reading X-Games Minneapolis: Day 3 Results

X Games Minneapolis: Day Two Recap

Day Two of X Games Minneapolis 2018 was everything one could expect from the world’s premier action sports competition as athletes from all corners of the globe competed in seven highly charged finals in BMX, Skateboard and Moto X to the delight of more than 35,000 fans that flooded the gates on Friday. Following qualifying rounds in the SoFi Women’s Skateboard Street and Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street, where Mariah Duran and Vincent Milou took the top qualifying spots for their respective finals, the world’s top amateur riders competed in the Next X Skateboard Street and Park Finals. While young … Continue reading X Games Minneapolis: Day Two Recap

Vikings sign first round pick Hughes

The Minnesota Vikings announced today that they have signed 2018 first round draft choice Mike Hughes to a contract. The Vikings first-round selection (30th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft, represents the highest drafted defensive player in UCF history and the second Knight that Minnesota has taken in the first round (Daunte Culpepper at #11 in 1999). Hughes made a big impact in his lone season at UCF, tallying four return touchdowns, two on kickoff returns, one on punt return and one interception return. His 31.7 kickoff return average ranked third in the nation while his four interceptions were tied … Continue reading Vikings sign first round pick Hughes

Chaska’s Hand impresses at All-Star game; likely his last as a Padre

By Scott Taylor WASHINGTON, D.C. — Even though he signed a three-year deal with the San Diego Padres back in January, Brad Hand doesn’t expect to be in San Diego next week.   In fact, the two-time National League All-Star and graduate of Chaska High School is so accustomed to trade talk that it floats off his back like the water on the ducks on the Lincoln Memorial’s Reflecting Pond.   “You know, there is nothing I can do to control that,” said Hand, who was followed around at the MLB All-Star Game yesterday by — you guessed it – … Continue reading Chaska’s Hand impresses at All-Star game; likely his last as a Padre