Twins put Pineda on injured list; recall Smeltzer from AAA

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda on the 10-day Injured List with right knee tendinitis.  Pineda, who made the start last night vs. the Milwaukee Brewers, has started 11 games for the Twins this season, going 4-3 with a 5.34 ERA (59.0 IP, 35 ER), 11 walks and 50 strikeouts. To replace Pineda on the 25-man roster, the Twins have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Devin Smeltzer from Triple-A Rochester.  Smeltzer, 23, made four starts for the Red Wings, going 0-1 with a 1.82 ERA (24.2 IP, 5 … Continue reading Twins put Pineda on injured list; recall Smeltzer from AAA

Jamal ‘Shango’ James To Face Former World Champion Antonio DeMarco at the Armory

World-ranked Minneapolis boxer Jamal “Shango” James is set to take on former world lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco as he returns to action July 13 at the historic Minneapolis Armory. The just-announced welterweight matchup, arguably the toughest professional test yet for James, pits the local fan favorite against a rugged, battle-tested veteran who won the World Boxing Council lightweight title in 2011. A former super lightweight world title challenger, DeMarco has fought a host of world champions and title challengers, including Adrien Broner, Jessie Vargas, Jorge Linares and Rances Barthelemy. DeMarco, (33-7-1), a native of Mexico, is coming off a decision … Continue reading Jamal ‘Shango’ James To Face Former World Champion Antonio DeMarco at the Armory

Ryan Saunders officially named Wolves coach

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves today officially named Ryan Saunders as the team’s permanent Head Coach. Saunders was the team’s Interim Head Coach over the last three months of this past season. “I’m pleased to announce Ryan Saunders as our head coach,” said Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas. “Ryan is an excellent communicator and has developed open and trusting relationships with our players. I’ve known Ryan for many years and have always respected his approach to the game, work ethic, basketball knowledge and passion. His coaching style and philosophies are ideal for the modern NBA and I … Continue reading Ryan Saunders officially named Wolves coach

Photo Gallery & Recap: MN United remains unbeaten at home

Photo Gallery On a chilly mid-May evening, Minnesota United welcomed Columbus Crew SC to Allianz Field. The visitors came in having lost six of their last seven games, while the home side carried an unbeaten home streak. Despite lacking defender Ike Opara and experimenting with Miguel Ibarra at left back, the Loons posted another clean sheet at home and kept their streak alive after Ethan Finlay scored the game-winner against his former team in the 70th minute. “I’ll settle for it if it’s three points every week,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath when asked about the low-scoring affair. “I think there’s … Continue reading Photo Gallery & Recap: MN United remains unbeaten at home