Twins reinstate Ricky Nolasco

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have reinstated right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco from the 60-day disabled list. In addition, the Twins have placed left-handed pitcher Logan Darnell on the 60-day disabled list with pneumonia. Nolasco missed 103 games with a right ankle impingement.  He suffered the injury on his start May 31 vs. Toronto in the second inning. Nolasco has made seven starts for the Twins this season, going 5-1, 5.51 ERA (32.2 IP, 20 ER) with 10 walks and 28 strikeouts. Darnell, who was recalled September 4, appeared in 35 games (7 starts) for … Continue reading Twins reinstate Ricky Nolasco

Wolves waive Anthony Bennett

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team has waived forward Anthony Bennett. With the move, Minnesota’s roster stands at 18 players. “In speaking with Anthony and his representatives over the past few days, we came to the conclusion that this was the best outcome for both parties,” said Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton. ‘When you look at our team, our deepest position is probably power forward. This move balances out our roster while also allowing Anthony another opportunity in the NBA. He has a lot of talent and his play this summer internationally made this a difficult … Continue reading Wolves waive Anthony Bennett

Gopher offense stumbles, defense shines in 10-7 win over Kent State

In a game where odds makers had them picked as a 24 point favorite, the Minnesota Gophers barely escaped with a victory at home on Saturday as they edged Kent State 10-7. The win moved Minnesota to 2-and-1 on the season, but was the closest Kent State has ever come against a Big Ten opponent. Next week the Gophers host another Mid American Conference team as Ohio University comes to TCF Bank Stadium. Continue reading Gopher offense stumbles, defense shines in 10-7 win over Kent State

Battle of First and Second as United Faces the New York Cosmos

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Friday, September 18th, 2015) — Minnesota United (7W-4T-2L, 25pts.) enter Saturday’s critical contest against the league-leading (NASL combined standings) New York Cosmos (6W-4T-2L, 22pts.) with all the momentum in the world. Having won five of their last seven matches, the Loons will look to topple the rival Cosmos for the first time in franchise history. Kickoff for the match is set for 7 p.m. CDT – fans can watch all the action live on KSTP45-TV and ESPN3. Minnesota United is rolling through the competition as of late. The Loons are on a seven-match unbeaten streak ahead of Saturday’s … Continue reading Battle of First and Second as United Faces the New York Cosmos

Twins loss Tuesday drops them to 1.5 games out of Wild Card spot

THE TWINS lost to the Tigers 5-4 Tuesday, falling to 6-9 against Detroit on the season…they are now 5-4 against Detroit at Target Field this season…despite the loss the Twins are 9-5 in their last 14 games at Target Field. PHIL HUGHES allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out four in 4.0 innings…it was his first start since August 9 after coming off the disabled list (lower back inflammation) this afternoon prior to his start…he has made four starts against the Tigers this season, going 1-2, 7.11 ERA (19.0 IP, 15 ER). KURT SUZUKI (1-for-2) … Continue reading Twins loss Tuesday drops them to 1.5 games out of Wild Card spot

Vikings lose 20-3 in mistake-filled opener in San Francisco

The mistake prone Minnesota Vikings were held to 71 yards on the ground  and no touchdowns while giving up 230 rushing yards to the 49ers in a disasterous 20-3 opening night loss.  Adrian Peterson made his first appearance in purple in over a year and rushed for just 31 yards on 10 carries. Photos by Robin Alam Continue reading Vikings lose 20-3 in mistake-filled opener in San Francisco

Q&A with Twins Reliever Neal Cotts

When Neal Cotts debuted with the Chicago White Sox in August 2003, the team was in the second of three consecutive runner-up finishes to the Twins in the AL Central. From 2002-2010, the Twins or Sox would capture the division title eight times. When the dust settled, our Twins could boast six AL Central Championships to the Sox two, but Chicago claimed the ultimate prize in 2005, their first World Series win since 1917. Cotts meanwhile, remained on the South Side of Chicago until 2006 before heading to the North Side for three seasons with the Cubs. Due to arm … Continue reading Q&A with Twins Reliever Neal Cotts