Professional Sports

Twins’ Miguel Sano Facing Sexual Assault Allegations

(AP) MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – A professional photographer has come forward with an allegation that Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano assaulted her after an autograph signing. Betsy Bissen also alleges that sexual harassment she endured while covering the Twins “started off with the first base coach hitting on me almost every game I was at.” In a letter posted on Twitter,…

McCarthy: Packers’ Rodgers Preparing to Play this Weekend

Aaron Rodgers (AP) GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says quarterback Aaron Rodgers is getting ready to play against the Carolina Panthers this weekend. Rodgers was medically cleared to return from a collarbone injury on Tuesday night. Rodgers missed the last seven games after breaking his right collarbone in Week 6 at Minnesota. The two-time…

Packers’ Kendricks Charged with Possession of Marijuana

Lance Kendricks (TMZ) MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) – Green Bay Packers tight end Lance Kendricks has been charged with possession of marijuana stemming from a traffic stop in early September. The Journal Sentinel reports the 29-year-old Kendricks was stopped for speeding in the early morning hours of Sept. 2. Though he only received a warning for driving 81 mph in a…

Shuster Skates to Fourth Winter Olympics

Shuster Joins Multiple Duluthians Headed to South Korea

OMAHA, Neb- Chisholm native John Shuster is heading back to the Winter Olympics for an incredible fourth time. Shuster bested Heath McCormick in the final of a best of 3 series to win the U.S. Olympic trials. Duluth natives, and teammates Tyler George and John Landsteiner, as well as Wisconsin native Matt Hamilton, will join him. The 2018 Winter Olympics will…

Longtime Twins’ Coach Rick Stelmaszek Passes Away

JUPITER, FL – FEBRUARY 28: Rick Stelmaszek poses for a portrait during the Minnesota Twins Portrait Day on February 28, 2005 at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers, Florida.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images). MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Longtime Twins’ coach Rick Stelmaszek passed away Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 69. The Twins confirmed the news with a Tweet Monday evening, saying the team…

Shuster Eyes Fourth Winter Olympics

Chisholm Native Hopes To Represent U.S.A.

Whether it’s the World Curling Championships, or the Winter Olympics its nothing new for John Shuster. The Chisholm native has now his sights set on yet another milestone, a 4th winter Olympic games, with a team that’s been training together for years. But Shuster didn’t start with the Olympics in mind, it started as a hobby that grew into a…

Astros Win 1st World Series Crown

LOS ANGELES (AP) – From laughingstock to lift off. George Springer and the Houston Astros rocketed to the top of the baseball galaxy Wednesday night, winning the first World Series championship in franchise history by romping past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7. Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and wearing an H Strong logo on…

Brewers Sign Pitcher Chase Anderson to 2-Year Contract

Chase Anderson (ESPN) MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Chase Anderson to a two-year contract through the 2019 season, with club options for 2020 and 2021. The 29-year-old right hander was eligible for arbitration. General manager David Stearns said Thursday that Anderson showed last season he has the “capacity to lead the rotation.” Anderson went 12-4 with a…

Twins Tell Perkins They’ll Decline $6.5M Option for 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Twins have told left-hander Glen Perkins they will decline their $6.5 million option on his contract for 2018 and pay him a $700,000 buyout. The Twins announced the decision Wednesday, moving Perkins closer to retirement. The 34-year-old three-time All-Star will become a free agent able to sign with any team, includes the Twins, but…

Lynx Capture 4th Title with 85-76 Win Over Sparks in Game 5

The new Minnesota Lynx logo, unveiled Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (Courtesy of MN Lynx) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Sylvia Fowls had 17 points and broke her own WNBA Finals record by grabbing 20 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx to their fourth championship in seven years with an 85-76 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks in Game 5 on Wednesday night….

Twins Clinch Unexpected Playoff Spot

The Minnesota Twins celebrate early Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Cleveland, as they earned the AL wild-card berth right after the Los Angeles Angels lost to the Chicago White Sox. The Twins had lost 4-2 to the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — From worst to wild card, the Minnesota Twins have completed a most remarkable reversal….

Vikings Players, Owners Lock Arms in Response to Trump

Fox 9 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – With NFL owners and players around the league condemning President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about national anthem protest, the Minnesota Vikings have put forth their own show of unity. The Vikings stood along their sideline with arms locked together during the “Star Spangled Banner” on Sunday before their game against Tampa Bay. Vikings owners Zygi…

Football Field, Park Ready to Open at Titletown District

Photo: Fox 11 ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) – A new football field created with ground up old tennis shoes will soon open in the shadow of Lambeau Field. The Green Bay Packers say the Titletown District park will open Sept. 15. Packers vice president and general counsel Ed Policy says the team partnered with Nike on the field. FOX 11 reports…

Minnesota Wild Unveil New ‘This is Our Ice’ Tradition

Event will be held on Sept. 16

ST. PAUL, Minn.  – Minnesota Wild fans will have the chance to contribute water from their local hockey ponds, lakes, and rinks to the ice sheet at the Xcel Energy Center. The team says water from around Minnesota will be brought to the arena, filtered, and frozen into the ice as part of a new campaign, “Flood the Rink.” Fans…

Minnesota Timberwolves New Uniforms Unveiled

MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – The new Minnesota Timberwolves uniforms have been unveiled. The team released the new unis in a flurry of social media posts Thursday morning, showing off the first two of four designs. The new Wolves uniforms feature a deep navy blue and white palate, with a block stripe across the top of the chest, and a stripe and block of color above the…

Don Baylor, World Series Champ with Twins, Dead at 68

PHOENIX – APRIL 08: Coach Don Baylor of the Colorado Rockies looks on during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 8, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 9-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – Don Baylor, the 1979 American League MVP and a 1987 World Series champion with the Minnesota…

Vikings Training Camp to Move to Eagan Headquarters in 2018

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Photo courtesy of Minnesota Vikings EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) – It’s the end of an era that has lasted over half a century. Starting in 2018, the Minnesota Vikings will now hold training camp at their Eagan headquarters. For 52 years, the Vikings have held camp at Minnesota State University in Mankato. But with the team christening their new headquarters…

CJ Ham Prepares For Vikings’ Training Camp

Denfeld Native Now Entering His 2nd Year in the NFL

DULUTH, Minn- It may be the middle of summer, but the Minnesota Vikings are already just one week away from the start of their 2017 training camp. This will be the 52nd year the Vikings will train in Mankato, but the first year that CJ Ham will enter camp as the team’s starting fullback. In 2016, the Denfeld native, rushed…

Vikings Player Floyd Expected to Appear in Arizona Court

Fox News SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Vikings wide receiving Michael Floyd is expected to appear in Arizona court after being flagged for alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota. The Scottsdale City Court hearing Monday will give Floyd a chance to make his case regarding the failed breathalyzer tests and one he missed earlier…

Twins Fans can Exchange Tickets to Delayed White Sox Game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Twins say fans with tickets to Thursday’s rain-delayed game against the Chicago White Sox can exchange those tickets for a future Twins home game later this season. The tickets can be exchanged for games from Aug. 29 through the end of the season, depending on availability. Tickets may be exchanged at the Target Field Ticket…