Minnesota Lynx Sign Shae Kelley

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed forward Shae Kelley to a seven-day contract. Kelley, a 6-1 forward from the University of Minnesota, was selected in the third round, 35th overall by Minnesota in the 2015 WNBA Draft. She played in two preseason games with the Lynx this season. Kelley was named to the All-Big Ten First Team in 2015 and was a three-time Big Ten Player of the Week honoree, while leading the Gophers in steals (56) and ranking second in points (578). She ranked sixth in the Big Ten in scoring, offensive rebounds … Continue reading Minnesota Lynx Sign Shae Kelley

Yankees pound Gibson, Twins 7-2 in series finale at Target Field

For the second straight day the Twins grabbed an early lead only to give way to big Yankee bats as New York rolled to a 7-2 win at Target Field. The Yanks erupted for 6 runs in the 6th inning, five of which came off of starter Kyle Gibson who had only allowed one in the first five innings. Twins notes: THE TWINS fell to 15-15-2 in series play with their 7-2 loss Sunday afternoon… they are now 8-3 in their last 11 games at Target Field…Minnesota is still 13-6 against the AL East, one win away from matching their … Continue reading Yankees pound Gibson, Twins 7-2 in series finale at Target Field

Vikings sign Blair Walsh to contract extension

Mankato, MN (July 26, 2015) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Blair Walsh has signed a contract extension with the club. Walsh had the best debut by a kicker in NFL history, setting an NFL record with 10 consecutive FGs of 50+ yards in a season (2012) and 3 of 50+ yards in a game (at St. Louis, 12/16/12). He tied the Vikings record for longest FG with a 56-yarder (at Houston, 12/23/12). Walsh started his career 12-12 on 50+ yard FGs, an NFL record. For his career, Walsh has 17 FGs of 50+ yards which is tied with … Continue reading Vikings sign Blair Walsh to contract extension

Lynx Seimone Augustus out indefinitely

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced that Seimone Augustus underwent an arthroscopy on her right knee today at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Augustus will be sidelined indefinitely and a further update will be provided when appropriate. The 10-year veteran started all 13 games for the Lynx this season, averaging 15.4 points (47.5%), 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. Continue reading Lynx Seimone Augustus out indefinitely

Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus voted into starting lineup of WNBA All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA tonight announced Lynx forward Maya Moore and guard Seimone Augustus were voted in by fans to the starting lineup for the 2015 Western Conference All-Star team. Moore ranked third in 2015 WNBA All-Star Balloting presented by Boost Mobile with 13,706 votes. This year’s game will mark the fourth career All-Star start for Moore, and the sixth time Augustus has been selected as an All-Star, her second as a starter. In her fifth year out of the University of Connecticut, Moore is averaging 18.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. She ranks third in … Continue reading Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus voted into starting lineup of WNBA All-Star Game

Timberwolves Sign Reigning Euroleague Most Valuable Player Nemanja Bjelica

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed reigning Euroleague Most Valuable Player forward Nemanja Bjelica (nay-MON-yah, bee-ELL-leets-zah). Bjelica, originally acquired in a draft-day trade with the Washington Wizards in 2010, was selected with the 35th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the contract was not disclosed. Bjelica, a 6-10 forward, was named the Euroleague MVP this past season with Fenerbahce Ulker in Turkey, averaging 11.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in 63 combined games between Euroleague play and the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). The 27-year-old from Serbia shot 54.1% from … Continue reading Timberwolves Sign Reigning Euroleague Most Valuable Player Nemanja Bjelica

Maya Moore named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, July 6 through Sunday, July 12. The Player of the Week award is Moore’s first of the season and the 11th of her career. Moore led all Western Conference scorers for the week with 24.5 points per game and ranked 3rd in the WNBA in rebounding with 9.5 rebounds per game. Moore registered a season-high 29 points in the July 10 game at Chicago, adding 10 rebounds, a season-best six assists and two steals in the night. … Continue reading Maya Moore named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week

Twins beat Orioles 5-3, sweep 3-game series

Twins-Orioles photos from 7/8/15 THE TWINS swept the Orioles for the first time since August 23-26, 2007 in Baltimore and their last sweep of three games came April 2-4,2007 at the Metrodome…the Twins have swept an opponent five times this year; at this time last year, they had three sweeps, their only three of the 2014 season…the Twins have won four straight over Baltimore for the first time since September 23, 2006-August 26, 2007…the Orioles lead the all-time series 324-279…the Twins improved to 28-15 at Target Field, 16-12 in series finales, 12-4 against the AL East and 27-28 against right-handed … Continue reading Twins beat Orioles 5-3, sweep 3-game series

Twins beat Orioles again; Sano gets first MLB home run

THE TWINS defeated the Orioles 8-3 Tuesday night to improve to 27-15 at home…the Twins are now 4-3 in July, 11-4 against the AL East, 31-14 when scoring first in a game and 32-9 when scoring four-or-more runs…the Twins scored eight runs Tuesday, the most since they also scored eight runs on June 30 at CIN…with the win the Twins earned the series victory over the O’s and are now 14-12-2 in series play this season…the Twins will look for their fifth sweep of the season Wednesday against O’s starter Ubaldo Jimenez. KYLE GIBSON earned his seventh win of the … Continue reading Twins beat Orioles again; Sano gets first MLB home run

Wolves sign Towns and Jones

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has signed forward/center Karl-Anthony Towns, the 1st overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft out of the University of Kentucky, and guard Tyus Jones, the 24th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft out of Duke University. The Wolves acquired the rights to Jones from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for the draft rights to forwards Cedi Osman from Turkey and Rakeem Christmas from Syracuse, and Minnesota’s second-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Fans will have the first chance to see Towns and Jones in action at the Timberwolves … Continue reading Wolves sign Towns and Jones