Minnesota Sports Briefs: Red Wing's Boldt named MVP of all-star game
RED WING - Red Wing high school senior Ryan Boldt was named the MVP of the Perfect Game All-American Classic baseball game at Petco Field in San Diego over the weekend after going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Boldt represented the West squad and was the first Minnesotan ever to particiapte in the game. He will head back to Califorina this weekend to continue trying out for 18U Team USA which will play in the World Championships in South Korea. If Boldt makes the team he will be the first Minnesota to do so since Joe Mauer did it back in 1998.
The NHL Players Association is making a counter offer to the league's labor proposal from July. Union head Donald Fehr outlined the players proposal yesterday in Toronto, which NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the league will need time to review. Without a new labor agreement, a lockout is expected to begin on September 15th.
After winning an Olympic Gold medal with Team USA, Lindsay Whalen, Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore are expected back at practice with the Minnesota Lynx today and will be welcomed back with a press conference this afternoon. Team USA won their fifth straight Gold medal at the London games with an 86-50 win over France, and has won 41 straight games overall. The Lynx get back to action on Friday as they host the Washington Mystics and will host Tulsa on Sunday. Minnesota went into the Olympic break with the top record in the Western Conference at 15-4.
Adrian Peterson took another step in his return from a knee injury as he was in pads for the first time since December yesterday as the Vikings practiced in Mankato. Peterson was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Sunday, went through two practices without pads due to a provision in the collective bargaining agreement but was back in full pads yesterday. Peterson took part in drills and during live action played just ten snaps and afterwards said his goal still remains the same, to be ready for the Vikings opener September 9th against Jacksonville. The Vikings continue their preseason schedule Friday as they host the Buffalo Bills.
Here are Tuesday's results from the American Association:
Gary 5, St. Paul 2 (Final)
Amarillo 5, Grand Prairie 4 (Final)
Fargo-Moorhead 8, Winnipeg 2 (Final)
Sioux City 10, Rockland 7 (Final)
Licoln 9, Kansas City 7 (Final)
Laredo 9, Souix Falls 5 (Final)
El Paso 6, Wichita 0 (Final)
Here are Tuesday's results from the Northwoods League:
Willmar 4, Mankato 0 (Final)
La Crosse 8, Wisconsin 7 (Final)