Minnesota Sports Briefs: T-Wolves still winless in AprilMinnesota Sports
-- Indiana's David West led a balanced attack with 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Pacers hammered the Timberwolves 111-88 last night.
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's David West led a balanced attack with 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Pacers hammered the Timberwolves 111-88 last night.
Danny Granger added 19 points and seven boards for the Pacers, who have reeled off five straight wins. J.J. Barea had 14 points and nine assists for the Wolves, who were handed their 10th straight loss. Derrick Williams ended with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the blowout. The Wolves host Memphis tonight.
The Wolves have no lost 26 straight games in the month of April. Minnesota has not won a game in April since a victory over Golden State on April 8, 2009. The Wolves finished 2009 by losing their final three games of April, lost all seven April games in both 2010 and 2011, and the first nine April games in 2012.
The Minnesota Lynx selected Notre Dame forward Devereaux Peters with the third overall pick in the WNBA Draft. Peters averaged 11.8 points and 9.3 rebounds last season. The Lynx also selected Damiris Dantas, Julie Wojta, Kayla Standish, Nika Baric and Jacki Gemelos in yesterday's draft.
The Minnesota Vikings have released the dates of their previously announced preseason games. The opponents were named earlier this month and now the dates and times of the games have been set. Here's the schedule:
Friday, August 10th - at San Francisco, 8pm
Friday, August 17th - vs. Buffalo, 7pm
Friday, August 24th - vs. San Diego, 7pm
Thursday, August 30th - at Houston, 6pm
The NFL is releasing its complete 2012 regular season schedule tonight. The league announced last month that the Super Bowl champion New York Giants will open the season Wednesday, September 5th at home against the Dallas Cowboys. Tonight's schedule release will air on NFL Network at 6 p.m.
Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, a St. Paul native, says she has paid back more than a million dollars she owed in taxes. The "Detroit News" reported on Sunday that the IRS filed a tax lien against Vonn and her estranged husband for more than one-point-seven-million dollars. Vonn said on her Facebook page that the money owed was for the 2010 tax year and it has been paid in full. Vonn grew up in Minnesota and began skiing at a hill in Burnsville.