Twins announce 2021 schedule

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today announced their preliminary schedule for the 2021 Major League Baseball regular season, a return to the standard 162-game slate.   For the first time ever, the Twins will begin a season with Interleague play, as Opening Day on April 1 takes Minnesota to Miller Park for a game against Milwaukee. That contest will start a six-game, two-city road trip against the Brewers (April 1-4) and Detroit Tigers (April 5-7). The Twins will then host Seattle at Target Field for the home opener on April 8, part of a seven-game homestand vs. the … Continue reading Twins announce 2021 schedule

Twins schedule released; opener vs White Sox July 24 in Chicago

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins tonight announced their revised schedule for the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season, as the club’s 60th campaign in Twins Territory features a 60-game slate to be played over 66 days between July 24 and September 27. All 60 games will be televised, with 58 broadcast on FOX Sports North and two on FOX National. Additionally, all 60 games will be aired on radio via the Treasure Island Baseball Network, while 20 contests will feature a Spanish language broadcast available on twinsbeisbol.com and the Secondary Audio Program (SAP) option on FOX Sports North. … Continue reading Twins schedule released; opener vs White Sox July 24 in Chicago

Twins remove statue of Calvin Griffith

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Twins today released the following statement regarding the removal of the Calvin Griffith statue at Target Field: “When we opened Target Field in 2010 in conjunction with our 50th season in Minnesota, we were excited and proud to welcome fans to our ‘forever ballpark.’ As such, we wanted to pay permanent tribute to those figures and moments that helped shape the first half-century of Minnesota Twins baseball – including a statue of Calvin Griffith, our former owner and the man responsible for moving the franchise here in 1961. “While we acknowledge the prominent role … Continue reading Twins remove statue of Calvin Griffith

3M Open to Be Held Without Spectators July 23-26

BLAINE, MN – 3M Open tournament officials announced today that the PGA TOUR’s 3M Open, scheduled for July 23-26 at TPC Twin Cities, will be conducted without spectators in accordance to current Minnesota state guidelines in place due to COVID-19. As the well-being of the Blaine and surrounding communities remains of utmost importance, the 3M Open and 3M Open Fund will continue to work with the PGA TOUR and local and state government agencies to ensure the health and safety of the players, caddies and essential personnel who are allowed on the grounds at the 3M Open.   After a … Continue reading 3M Open to Be Held Without Spectators July 23-26

Twins draft UNC 1st baseman Aaron Sabato

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Twins announced tonight that they have selected infielder Aaron Sabato from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the 27th overall selection in the first round of the 2020 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound first baseman set a North Carolina freshman record for home runs in a season with 18 in 2019 (the eighth-most ever by any UNC player). Sabato also led the team in batting average (.343), hits (79), doubles (25), RBI (63) and slugging percentage (.696), while posting an OPS of 1.149. He had 44 extra-base … Continue reading Twins draft UNC 1st baseman Aaron Sabato

MNUFC VOLUNTARY INDIVIDUAL WORKOUTS

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (May 27, 2020) – Minnesota United players continue individual, voluntary workouts at the NSC. MNUFC returned to the NSC to train on May 12. MINNESOTA UNITED FORWARD LUIS AMARILLA On settling into a new training routine… [ESP] “Bueno, realmente, si es bueno poder entrenar ya con el grupo, ver a los compañeros. Es muy satisfactorio, obviamente, de tratar de comenzar de nuevo y con la esperanza de aun más todavía de poder a comenzar a competir y estar con la gran satisfacción de poder de retribuir a todo lo que se hecho en este tiempo de cuarentena.” … Continue reading MNUFC VOLUNTARY INDIVIDUAL WORKOUTS

Wolves to open practice facility for workouts

Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves, working in conjunction with local government officials, infectious disease experts and public health authorities, today announced the team will open its practice facility at Mayo Clinic Square for voluntary player workouts beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 21. Strict protocols have been designed to ensure this initial level of access will take place in a safe, controlled and healthy way. Beginning tomorrow, players who choose to will be able to access the Practice Facility at Mayo Clinic Square with the following safeguards in place: One coach and one player will be allowed on the floor at … Continue reading Wolves to open practice facility for workouts

Pitino names Jeff Mailhot as assistant coach

University of Minnesota head men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Monday the addition of Jeff Mailhot to his staff as assistant coach. Mailhot has over a decade of college coaching experience, most recently serving in the same role at Iona College last season. “Jeff is a perfect fit for our program,” Pitino said. “He has advanced through all levels of basketball and has a proven reputation as a recruiter and hard worker. In addition to his coaching experience, he is a Minnesota native and has a great understanding of Gopher basketball. We are excited to add Jeff to our staff.” … Continue reading Pitino names Jeff Mailhot as assistant coach

Gophers’ Motzko named Big 10 Coach of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS – Bob Motzko has been named the Big Ten Coach of the Year in his second season with the University of Minnesota, the conference announced on Monday as part of its year-end awards presentation. In addition to Motzko’s Big Ten Coach of the Year honor, Ben Meyers, Jackson LaCombe and Jared Moe were named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team while Sammy Walker and Brannon McManus earned All-Big Ten Honorable Mention. Meanwhile, Tyler Nanne was Gopher Hockey’s recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. Motzko, who was also named as a finalist for this year’s Spencer Penrose Award as … Continue reading Gophers’ Motzko named Big 10 Coach of the Year

Little League World Series canceled

For the first time in its history, Little League International has canceled the Little League World Series and all regional qualifying tournaments.  Little League has vowed to have the tournament return in 2021 and will commit approximately $1.2 million dollars in support to local leagues. Here is the release from Little League: After a thorough assessment of the impact the devastating COVID-19 pandemic has had on 6,500 community-based Little League® programs in 84 countries and based upon the direction of governmental and public health authorities, and in consultation with medical professionals and our Board of Directors, Little League International has made … Continue reading Little League World Series canceled