Twins make it official, announce signing of Marwin Gonzalez

FT MYERS, FL – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have signed multi-positional player Marwin Gonzalez to a two-year, $21 million contract. Over the last two seasons with the Houston Astros, Gonzalez has appeared in 279 games, hitting .274 (259-for-944), with 39 home runs, 59 doubles and 158 RBI while posting a .349 on-base percentage and a .817 OPS. Gonzalez, 29, played 145 games last season, hitting .247 (121-for-489) with 25 doubles, 16 home runs, 68 RBI, 61 runs scored, 53 walks, a .324 on-base percentage and a .733 OPS in a career-high 552 plate appearances. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound … Continue reading Twins make it official, announce signing of Marwin Gonzalez

Photo Gallery: Jamal James scores TKO at the Armory

With a raucous crowd of 3,713 fans cheering him on, hometown favorite Jamal James (ranked #3 in the world in the welterweight division by the WBA) scored a technical knock out Saturday night over challenger Janer Gonzalez of Columbia. James, fighting at the Armory in Minneapolis for the third time in the last 10 months, won the fight when Gonzalez failed to answer the bell for the 7th round. The win propelled James career record to 25-1-1.  Photos by Marilyn Indahl Click here for photo gallery   Continue reading Photo Gallery: Jamal James scores TKO at the Armory

Jamal James wins by TKO after 6th round

Minneapolis, MN  Ahead on the cards heading into the 7th round in his welterweight fight with Janer Gonzalez Saturday night at the Armory in Minneapolis, Jamal James didn’t need to fight any further as Gonzalez did not answer the bell for the 7th round. James ended round six with a flurry of punches that sent Gonzalez to the canvas for the first time. Gonzalez had won only won of the first six rounds and was a clear 10-8 loser in the 6th. He was clearly dazed and saved by the bell in the 6th when his corner threw in the … Continue reading Jamal James wins by TKO after 6th round

Fight night at the Armory in Minneapolis

In its third venture into the world of hosting professional boxing since the 1960’s, an announced crowd of 3.713 fans packed the Armory in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night. Eleven bouts are on tonight’s card including a World Title fight for the vacated WBC Super Middleweight belt between Anthony Dirrell and Avni Yildirim. The co-main event features Minneapolis native Jamal “Shango” James taking on once beaten Janer Gonzalez. The bouts are being televised live on Fox Sports One. Continue reading Fight night at the Armory in Minneapolis

Gopher men’s hockey beats Notre Dame to game split of weekend series

MINNEAPOLIS – The Gopher Hockey program closed out the Big Ten regular-season schedule with a 2-1 victory over No. 16 Notre Dame on Saturday at 3M Arena at Mariucci as Minnesota locked up a winning record in conference play for the fifth time in six years of Big Ten play. Minnesota (14-15-4 overall, 11-10-3-0 Big Ten) found goals from Tyler Nanne and Scott Reedy while Mat Robson made 26 saves to pick up the victory in goal for the Maroon & Gold. Nanne put the Gophers up early with a first period goal at 8:53 when he was left all … Continue reading Gopher men’s hockey beats Notre Dame to game split of weekend series

Gopher men’s hockey sweeps #2 Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rem Pitlick’s 100th career point with Gopher Hockey proved useful as the junior forward set up the game-winning goal on Saturday night in a 4-3 win for Minnesota, completing the road sweep over No. 2/3 Ohio State. Minnesota (13-14-4 overall, 10-9-3-0 Big Ten) never trailed over the weekend, picking up goals from Scott Reedy, Nathan Burke, Brent Gates Jr. and Tyler Sheehy on Saturday as the Gophers claimed a 4-3 win over the Big Ten frontrunners for the second-straight night. The Maroon & Gold scored four goals on just 16 shots in the series finale. Things started … Continue reading Gopher men’s hockey sweeps #2 Ohio State