Driver's blood alcohol four times legal limit in SW Minnesota crashMinnesota Sports
-- Authorities say a pickup driver's blood alcohol was four times the legal limit when he hit an S-U-V, seriously injuring the men's basketball coach at Southwest State University and killing the man's five-month-old son.
Authorities say a pickup driver's blood alcohol was four times the legal limit when he hit an S-U-V, seriously injuring the men's basketball coach at Southwest State University and killing the man's five-month-old son. 38-year-old Dana Schoen of Starbuck faces three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the crash that killed Drake Bigler and injured his father, Brad Bigler. Bigler's wife's grandmother was also critically injured in the crash. His wife Heather suffered minor injuries. The charged driver was not injured.
The Minnesota Timberwolves introduced guard Brandon Roy at a news conference yesterday in the Twin Cities. After multiple surgeries, Roy saw the cartilage in his knees deteriorate, forcing him to walk away from the game in 2011. A three-time All-Star, Roy established himself as one of the NBA's best shooting guards when healthy during his five years in Portland. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2007 despite playing in only 57 games after averaging 16.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and four assists. Roy averaged 22.6 points in 2008-09 and 21.5 the following season. Ironically, Roy was originally drafted by Minnesota, but traded to Portland for Randy Foye in a draft night deal.
The U.S. men's basketball team got 16 points from Timberwolves star Kevin Love as it cruised past Tunisia 110-63 yesterday at the London Olympics. Carmelo Anthony added 16 points for the Americans, who defeated France to start the Olympics. Team USA's next matchup comes Thursday when it goes up against Nigeria. The U.S. will also face Lithuania and Argentina before the bracket rounds.
Timberwolves star Kevin Love put a scare into Minnesota sports fans when he limped off of the court in obvious pain during the second half of yesterday's dominating U-S win over Tunisia. Love was holding his knee and getting medical attention of the bench. Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters after the game that Love simply knocked knees with an opposing player, and while that type of injury is painful at first, it is not anything serious. Coach K says he expects Love to play in tomorrow's game against Nigeria.