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Vikings Name Cassel Starting Quarterback
The Vikings are going with veteran Matt Cassel to be their starting quarterback week 1 when they open the regular season September 7 at St. Louis at noon, pregame on WJON at 11:00.
A’s, Lester Shutdown Twins 3-0
The Twins lost 3-0 at Oakland to the Athletics Thursday night. Jon Lester threw the complete game 3-hit shutout to earn the win and improve to 12-7.
Rox Fall to Thunder Bay 7-6; Eliminated From Playoff Contention
The St. Cloud Rox lost 7-6 at home against Thunder Bay Thursday night. Thunder Bay led 6-1 in the 4th inning before St. Cloud scored 4 runs in the 5th inning. Both teams scored a run in the 9th inning.
Twins, Vargas Down Padres 3-1
The Twins defeated the San Diego Padres Tuesday night. Rookie Kennys Vargas hit his first major league homerun, a 3-run shot in the 6th inning to account for all of Minnesota's runs. San Diego led 1-0 at the time of Vargas' homerun.
What New Viking Are you Looking Forward to Seeing Most? [POLL]
The Viking begin training camp practice in Mankato Friday after arriving today at Minnesota State. The Vikings have some key newcomers led by rookies Teddy Bridgewater, Anthony Barr, and Jerrick McKinnon and Minnesota also has free agent signee cornerback Captain Munnerlyn.
Wild Re-Sign Jason Zucker
The Minnesota re-signed forward Jason Zucker to a 2-year contract. The contract is a 2-way contract in 2014-2015 but a 1-way contract in 2015-2016. The 22-year old had 4 goals and 1 assist in 21 games with the Wild in 2013-2014.
SCSU Football Gets Preseason Honors
The St. Cloud State Football team received some pre-season honors from the 26th USA College Football Division II All American list. Three players are first team choices with 1 2nd team choice and one honorable mention.
Timberwolves Showing Interest In Evan Turner
The Timberwolves have reportedly shown interest in free agent shooting guard Evan Turner. Turner averaged 14 points and 5 rebounds a game while playing for Indiana in 2013-2014.
Wild Sign Cody Almond To 1-Year Deal
The Minnesota Wild have reportedly signed center Cody Almond to a 1-year $550,000 contract. Almond is a 6'2 217 pound 24-year old center who last played in the NHL with the Wild in 2012 when he compiled 1 goal in 10 games during the 2011-2012 season in Minnesota.
Timberwolves Draft LaVine, Robinson III
The Timberwolves chose one, if not the most, athletic player in the draft in 6'6 guard Zach LaVine from UCLA. LaVine played just one season at UCLA and averaged 9 points per game.
Angels Down Twins 6-4
The Twins lost 6-4 in Anaheim to the Angels Thursday and were swept in the 3-game series. Ricky Nolasco allowed 11 hits and 6 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss and drop to 4-6. His ERA is now 5.74.
Which Twins Prospect Are You Giving Up On? [POLL]
The Twins have many prospects who've had a taste of the Major Leagues but haven't quite carved out a niche for themselves yet. Fans are usually quicker to give up on prospects before the organization does.