Minnesota Sports Briefs: Vikes' Carlson injuries knee in campMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says the knee injury to tight end John Carlson of Litchfield is not a serious one.
MANKATO - Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says the knee injury to tight end John Carlson of Litchfield is not a serious one.
Carlson did not practice yesterday and Frazier confirmed the pass catcher suffered a sprain of his MCL, which will leave him off the field for about two weeks. Carlson was signed as a free agent in the offseason. His teammates will have two more scheduled practices today in Mankato. The Vikes will workout tomorrow and Saturday and get Sunday off.
University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill will host reporters today for an on-campus news conference previewing the start of training camp for the Golden Gophers. Minnesota players will begin practicing on Saturday with the first of 23 practices leading up to the season opener at UNLV on August 30th. Golden Gopher quarterback MarQueis Gray, receiver Marcus Jones, linebacker Mike Rallis, and defensive back Brock Vereen will also be on hand to preview the season.
New Minnesota Timberwolves center Greg Stiemsma will be introduced at a scheduled news conference at the Target Center later today. Steimsma agreed to terms on a contract last month with Minnesota after spending this past season in Boston. He is a former University of Wisconsin player.
Some of the top PGA Champions Tour golfers will begin play in the 3M Championship tomorrow morning at the TPC-Twin Cities course in Blaine. The 20th annual event will feature Alexandria's Tom Lehman, as well as defending tourney champ Jay Haas. The tournament is free to public and concludes on Sunday.
Here are Wednesday's results in the American Association:
Fargo-Moorhead 14, St. Paul 2 (final)
Kansas City 7, Winnipeg 4 (final)
Quebec 11, Sioux Falls 6 (final)
Gary 9, Sioux City 4 (final)
Wichita 15, Amarillo 10 (final)
Lincoln 4, Laredo 3 (final)
Grand Prairie 16, El Paso 3 (final)
Here are Wednesday's results in the Northwoods League:
St. Cloud 5, Alexandria 4 (final)
Willmar 20, Rochester 3 (final)
Mankato 3, Thunder Bay 1 (final)
Waterloo 6, Duluth 4 (final)
Wisconsin 7, Green Bay 1 (final)
Madison 7, La Crosse 6 (final-11 innings)
Eau Claire 14, Wisconsin Rapids 7 (final)
Lakeshore 4, Battle Creek 0 (final)