MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUNDUP: Correia's eight shutout innings helps Twins win series
Kevin Correia threw seven scoreless innings and home runs by Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer in the fifth pushed the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox in the finale of a four-game series. Correia (8-8) gave up just five hits while fanning seven and walking one in his outing. It was the 32-year-old right-hander's longest start since pitching seven innings against the White Sox on May 14. Dozier hit a three-run home run while Mauer delivered a two-run shot for the Twins, who took three of the games in this series. White Sox starter Jose Quintana (6-4) gave up both home runs in the loss.
Minnesota rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd had an MRI on Sunday on his left knee and feels confident there's nothing to be worried about. Floyd was hit low from behind in the second quarter of Friday's preseason loss to Houston. He told the AP yesterday that his MRI showd no damage and that he's ready to resume practice whenever Leslie Fraizer and the rest of the Vikings staff are ready for him to get back in pads. Floyd was on the field for Sunday's walk-through and at the afternoon padded practice but did not participate.
Elena Delle Donne forced overtime with a late 3-pointer and scored 32 points in the Chicago Sky's 94-86 win over the Minnesota Lynx. Sylvia Fowles had six of her 31 points in the extra session for Chicago, which has won eight of its last 11 games. Fowles sunk all 11 of her free throws and Delle Donne was 10-of-10 from the charity stripe for the Sky, who were 31-of-33 from the line. Seimone Augustus netted 26 points for the Lynx, who have dropped back-to-back tilts on the heels of a 10-game winning streak.
The University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Football team had yesterday off following Saturday's scrimmage at TCF Bank Stadium. The team returns to the practice field today at 9:10 a.m. followed by a second workout at 4:40 p.m. The first game of the 2013 season is August 29th when the Gophers host UNLV.
The Minnesota Timberwolves will introduce guard Kevin Martin to the media this morning at 10 a.m. Martin was accquired by the T-Wolves on July 11th as part of a three-team deal. Wolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders will lead the event at Target Center