Wright leaving Wolves for MN United

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (September 18, 2017) — Minnesota United (MNUFC) today announced the hiring of Chris Wright as the franchise’s first Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Wright will oversee both the business and sporting sides of the organization. Wright comes to the club following 13 seasons as President for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Lynx and 26 years with the organization. He will assume his new position on Friday, October 6, following the WNBA Championship and completion of the Minnesota Lynx season. “We welcome Chris Wright to Minnesota United and are extraordinarily excited about adding his leadership to our … Continue reading Wright leaving Wolves for MN United

Timberwolves Sign Amile Jefferson, Melo Trimble

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward Amile Jefferson and guard Melo Trimble. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Jefferson, 24, played with the Timberwolves in the 2017 Las Vegas Summer League, averaging 2.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 11.0 minutes in five games. He was a fifth-year senior at Duke University in 2016-17 and averaged 10.9 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 61.3% from the field. Jefferson was a member of Duke’s 2015 NCAA Championship team and was a teammate of the Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones. For his career, Jefferson played … Continue reading Timberwolves Sign Amile Jefferson, Melo Trimble

Photo Gallery: Vikings minus Bradford thumped by Steelers

With an injured Sam Bradford on the sidelines, the Minnesota Vikings looked nothing like the team that hammered the Saints last Monday, losing to the Steelers 26-9 today in Pittsburgh. Minnesota was penalized 11 times for 131 yards in today’s undoing against the Steelers. No word on how long Bradford will be out, or if he will be available for next week’s game against Tampa Bay. Case Keenum started in Bradford’s place today and was just 20-37 for 167 yards Photos by Robin Alam   Continue reading Photo Gallery: Vikings minus Bradford thumped by Steelers

Photo Gallery: Gophers roll over Middle Tennessee

In their final tune-up before the Big Ten Season, PJ Fleck’s Gopher football squad rolled over Middle Tennessee State 34-3 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The win runs Minnesota’s record to a perfect 3-0. It’s Minnesota’s first 3-0 start since 1954. Photos by Bryan Singer  Continue reading Photo Gallery: Gophers roll over Middle Tennessee

Timberwolves re-sign Shabazz Muhammad

                                                                                                                                                                      Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward Shabazz Muhammad. Per team … Continue reading Timberwolves re-sign Shabazz Muhammad

Sylvia Fowles Named 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player

This is the first Most Valuable Player award for Fowles and the second by a Lynx player MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today announced that Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles was voted as the 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player. Fowles received 35 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters. Her previous highest finish in MVP voting was third in 2011. “Since Sylvia arrived in Minnesota in 2015, one of her main goals was to grow her game to become a better player in this league,” said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. “Her play this season shows … Continue reading Sylvia Fowles Named 2017 WNBA Most Valuable Player