Minnesota Sports Roundup: USA women's basketball play England todayMinnesota Sports
-- Hutchinson's Lindsay Whalen and the rest of her USA women's basketball team will take on England in an exhibition game today in Manchester, England.
Hutchinson's Lindsay Whalen and the rest of her USA women's basketball team will take on England in an exhibition game today in Manchester, England. Whalen scored a team-high 21 points in an exhibition win over Brazil on Monday in Washington, D.C. Whalen is joined on the USA team by Lynx teammates Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore. The Americans are prepping for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games which begin later this month in London. Today's game is set to begin at 1 p.m., Minnesota time.
Minnesota's Wes Johnson scored 24 points, but the Timberwolves fell to the Bobcats 81-78 in Summer League action last night in Las Vegas. Derrick Williams added 17 points and seven rebounds but turned the ball over six times in the loss. The Wolves continue summer league action tomorrow evening against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Former Minnesota Mr.Basketball Kris Humphries has reportedly agreed to a two-year, 24-million-dollar contract to stay with the Nets. The 27-year-old forward averaged career highs of nearly 14 points and 11 rebounds per game for the Nets last season. Humphries led Hopkins High School to its first state championship in 49 years in 2002 and played one season at the University of Minnesota. He was selected eighth overall by the Utah Jazz in the 2004 NBA Draft. Humphries' 72-day marriage to reality star Kim Kardashian made him one of the most booed players in the league.
The "Des Moines Register" reports Iowa women's basketball player Bethany Doolittle was arrested for public intoxication and giving false information to police on Saturday night in Iowa City. According to the paper, Doolittle had a preliminary blood-alcohol content of .155. Doolittle is from Oakdale, Minnesota and played high school basketball at Hill-Murray.
Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz said yesterday running back Marcus Binns of St. Paul has not been an active member of the team for more than a calendar year. Binns, who was cited for misdemeanor theft last week, was a walk-on prior to last season. His older brother Broderick was an all-conference player for the Hawkeyes. Both attended Cretin-Derham Hall.
The New York Islanders have signed forward Jason Clark to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 20-year-old Eden Prairie native was a third-round pick by the Isles in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Clark had two assists in 35 games over the past two seasons with the Wisconsin Badgers in the WCHA. He played prep hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault.
Retired Minnesota Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser headlines this year's class of inductees into the University of North Dakota Hall of Fame. Kleinsasser spent all 13 of his NFL seasons with the Vikings. Minnesota selected him in the second round of the 1999 draft. He appeared in more games than any tight end in Vikings history. He retired after last season.