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

Truax, James to highlight August 24th Boxing Card at Minneapolis Armory

Minneapolis, MN ( July 17, 2018) – World-ranked local boxers Jamal “Shango” James and “Golden” Caleb Truax will return to the ring on Aug. 24 as in a nationally televised night of boxing at the historic Minneapolis Armory. Few if any local boxing cards in the last 30 years can match the Minnesota star power that will step into the ring on Aug. 24. Both James and Truax look to move up the ranks and improve their positions as world championship contenders. James, of Minneapolis, boasts a 23-1 record and is ranked No. 3 in the welterweight division by the World … Continue reading Truax, James to highlight August 24th Boxing Card at Minneapolis Armory

Photo Gallery: Twins beat Orioles

Twins beat the Orioles 5-2 at Target Field Thursday July 5. Photos by Paul Sinkler.  Click here for photo gallery TWINS NOTES: THE TWINS won the first of the three game series against Baltimore and the first of the 11-game homestand…snapped their six game losing streak and are now 3-10 in their last 13 games…improve to 3-1 against Baltimore this year and have won three straight over the O’s, improve to 9-3 in their last 12 games to the Orioles and 17-8 in their last 25…are now 6-11 against the AL East this year…improve to 21-20 at home and 10-18 … Continue reading Photo Gallery: Twins beat Orioles

Twins sign first round draft choice

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today the signing of their first round pick, outfielder Trevor Larnach from Oregon State University,whom they selected with the 20th overall pick in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The 21-year-old just completed his junior season at Oregon State University. At 6-foot-4, 210-pounds, Larnach hit .327 (70-for-214) with 13 doubles, 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 58 games for the Beavers this season. In three seasons at OSU he combined to hit .298 (138-for-463) with 30 doubles, 20 home runs and 116 RBI in 146 games. He went on … Continue reading Twins sign first round draft choice