Minnesota Sports Roundup: Sunday's Twins game rained out; Angels in town for series
MINNEAPOLIS - Yesterday's scheduled Twins - Mets game was rained out. Minnesota had dropped the first two games of the series and five games in-a-row overall to fall to 4-7.
The game will be made up on Monday, August 19th at 1:10 p.m. at Target Field. The Twins host the Angels tonight with Mike Pelfrey taking the hill opposite Joe Blanton.
Long-time University of Minnesota baseball coach John Anderson added a benchmark win to his historic career yesterday. Minnesota beat Northwestern 7-1 in Evanston, handing Anderson his 500th career Big Ten Conference victory. The win also pushed the Golden Gophers into a tie for first place with Michigan in the Big Ten with a 7-2 conference record. The Gophers are scheduled to host Augsburg tomorrow afternoon and Michigan State this coming weekend.
The Minnesota Wild begin a three-game road trip tonight against the Flames. Minnesota has dropped three in-a-row to fall to 22-16-3. The Wild hold the seventh spot in the Western Conference playoff picture with 47 points. Calgary is 16-21-4.
The NCAA champion University of Minnesota women's hockey team will be recognized today by Governor Mark Dayton at Ridder Arena. The governor will be speaking at the event and presenting the team with a proclamation. The Golden Gophers completed the first perfect season in NCAA women's hockey history and won their second straight national title on home ice in March. Coach Brad Frost and the players will also visit the Minnesota House and Senate and attend a reception at the Governor's Residence.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a chance to play spoiler tonight when they host the Jazz. A Minnesota win would eliminate Utah from the playoff picture in the Western Conference. The two teams met on Friday with the Jazz coming away with a 107-100 win. The T'Wolves rebounded with 105-93 victory against the Suns on Saturday to move to 30-50.
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a one-year contract with cornerback Antoine Winfield. The 35-year-old Ohio State product comes over after nine seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He spent his first five NFL seasons with the Buffalo Bills, who drafted him 23rd overall in 1999. Last season, Winfield registered 100 tackles and half a sack to go with three interceptions. He has over one thousand tackles and 27 picks in his career.