Vikings sign Griffen to contract extension

Mankato, MN (July 26, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced that Everson Griffen has signed a contract extension with the club.   In his first seven seasons, Griffen has totaled 273 tackles, 48.0 sacks, 71 tackles for loss, 281 QB hurries, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and one interception. The Avondale, Arizona native has played in 106 regular-season (48 starts) and has scored three career touchdowns – a 29-yard interception return (at St. Louis, 12/16/12), a 43-yard blocked punt return (vs. Carolina, 11/30/14) and a 20-yard fumble return (vs. Chicago, 1/1/17).   Since becoming a full-time starter in … Continue reading Vikings sign Griffen to contract extension

Twins trade for Garcia from Atlanta

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have acquired left-handed pitcher Jaime García, catcher Anthony Recker and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Huascar Ynoa. García, 31, has a career record of 66-52 with a 3.65 ERA (1009.0 IP, 409 ER), 302 walks and 808 strikeouts in 176 appearances (165 starts) with St. Louis (2008, 2010-16) and Atlanta (2017). The left-hander has gone 4-7 with a 4.30 ERA (113.0 IP, 54 ER), 41 walks and 85 strikeouts in 18 starts for the Braves this season. A native of Reynosa, … Continue reading Twins trade for Garcia from Atlanta

X Games: Day Three Results and Wrap Up

Day three at the inaugural X Games Minneapolis displayed the embodiment of the action sports lifestyle as over 40,000 fans passed through the gates to witness the worlds best skateboarders, BMX and Moto X riders battle it out in the name of X Games glory. Today’s action saw the Toyota Men’s BMX Park, Women’s Skateboard Park, Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street, LifeProof Moto X Step Up as well as Moto X Best Whip and Monster Energy Best Trick Finals. In what has become one of the premier events of X Games, the Minnesota crowd bore witness to the raw talent … Continue reading X Games: Day Three Results and Wrap Up

Day Two: X Games at US Bank Stadium

Day two of X Games Minneapolis saw a crowd of 32,000 enthusiastic fans gather at U.S. Bank Stadium to watch the world’s premier action sports athletes battle it out for X Games gold. Action included the BMX Street Final, Women’s Skate Street Final, The Real Cost BMX Big Air and the crowd favorite, Pacifico Moto X Freestyle Final.   Following an afternoon of skateboard and BMX Qualifiers, the BMX Street Finals kicked off the evening’s competitions. Once again it was the unstoppable Garrett Reynolds who took the top spot, winning his 9th gold medal in the event. Making quick work of … Continue reading Day Two: X Games at US Bank Stadium

X Games open in Minneapolis

With fanfare across the state of Minnesota, X Games Minneapolis made its anticipated debut today with athletes from around the world competing in the Fruit of the Loom Skateboard and BMX Vert Finals as well as the Harley-Davidson Flat Track Race. After a three year run in Austin, Texas, competition moved north to Minneapolis and the state of the art US Bank Stadium. Continuing through the weekend, the venue will bear witness to Moto X, BMX and Skateboard athletes riding side by side in a one-of-a-kind venue with the majority of competitions under the same roof. In addition, a host of today’s hottest musical acts … Continue reading X Games open in Minneapolis

Lynx Center Sylvia Fowles and Forward Maya Moore Voted All-Star Starters

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA announced this afternoon that Lynx center Sylvia Fowles and forward Maya Moore were voted to the starting lineup for the 2017 Western Conference All-Star team by a combination of fan, players and media votes. Fowles and Moore tied for first (2.0) among Western Conference frontcourt in the weighted vote. This year’s game will mark the fifth career All-Star start for Moore, and the fourth time Fowles has been selected as an All-Star, her third as a starter and first as a member of the Lynx. In her 10th year of WNBA play, Fowles is averaging … Continue reading Lynx Center Sylvia Fowles and Forward Maya Moore Voted All-Star Starters