Minnesota Sports Briefs: Vikings to treat preseason contest like a dress rehersalMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says he is treating tomorrow night's preseason game against San Diego as a dress rehearsal for the regular season.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says he is treating tomorrow night's preseason game against San Diego as a dress rehearsal for the regular season.
He has been preparing his team this week on a normal regular season weekly schedule. Several players will not play in the game due to injury, including running back Adrian Peterson, who is recovering from off-season knee surgery. Frazier says this is the most important game of the exhibition season for the guys on the bubble of making the roster. Tomorrow's game kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Metrodome.
Atlanta's Sancho Lyttle scored 24 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Dream to an 82-71 WNBA win over the Sky last night in Atlanta. Tiffany Hayes added 18 points for Atlanta, which improved to 11-and-11. The Dream are back on the court tomorrow evening at Washington and wrap up this week's play back at home on Saturday to host Minnesota. The Lynx have won five straight, including a Tuesday night win over Seattle.
The Minnesota Wild announced that regular season single-game tickets for the upcoming season will go on sale on Saturday, September 22nd. Tickets can be purchased that morning at the Xcel Energy Center box office beginning at 9 a.m., while on-line and Ticketmaster sales will begin at noon. The Wild also announced a five-game flexible ticket option, which will be available for sale at the Minnesota State Fair. Preseason single-game tickets go on sale today.