(Anaheim, CA) — Twins rookie Fernando Romero allowed four hits and one run over five innings in a no-decision as Minnesota lost 2-1 to the Angels in Anaheim. Zach Duke took the loss, allowing a walk-off single to Zack Cozart. Angels starter Shohei Ohtani struck out 11. Joe Mauer drove in the Minnesota run with a pinch-hit sixth inning single.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Jake Odorizzi will be the Twins starter tonight for a makeup game with the Mariners in Minneapolis. Their April 8th game was postponed by freezing temperatures. The Twins will play their next nine games at home, including five against National League opponents St. Louis and Milwaukee.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are preparing for Organized Team Activities. OTA’s will run from May 22nd through June 7th with 10 voluntary sessions. Mandatory minicamp is June 12th through 14th.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota Lynx defeated the Chicago Sky 87-58 on Saturday to wrap up their preseason play. The four-time WNBA champion Lynx open the season this Sunday hosting the Los Angeles Sparks.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Gophers softball team won their third straight Big Ten conference championship on Sunday, beating Northwestern 9-6 in the title game in Madison. Minnesota is bound for the Seattle Regional in the NCAA tournament. The Gophers will face Texas on Friday in the opening round. This is the sixth straight season Minnesota has earned a NCAA tournament bid.
(Blaine, MN) — The Minot Minotauros will play for their first NAHL championship tonight in Blaine, Minnesota. They will meet Shreveport in the title game beginning at 7 p.m. Minot shocked top-seeded Fairbanks, Alaska with three third period goals to win its semifinal match 4-3 on Sunday.
(Fargo, ND) — North Dakota State clipped South Dakota State 6-1 in the Summit League softball championship game in Fargo. The Bisons won their fifth straight Summit title. North Dakota State will play Mississippi State on Friday in the NCAA regional tournament in Tucson. The Bisons are 33-and-17.
(Los Angeles, CA) — The man who was head coach of the Rams right before they left Los Angeles for St. Louis has died. Former NFL coach Chuck Knox passed away after a lengthy battle with dementia. He was 86. Nicknamed “Ground Chuck” for his teams’ emphasis on running the ball, Knox is best remembered for coaching the L.A. Rams from 1973 to 1977 and again from 1992 to 1994. He also served as head coach of the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks.
(Boston, MA) — Game One of the Eastern Conference finals went according to plan for the Celtics. Boston was able to slow down LeBron James in its 108-83 victory over the Cavaliers at TD Garden. James was held to 15 points on 5-of-16 shooting due to a solid defensive effort led by Marcus Morris. Game Two is in Boston tomorrow.
(Houston, TX) — The highly-anticipated Western Conference finals tips off tonight. The Rockets and Warriors square off in Houston for Game One. Golden State is trying to reach the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year. They’ve eliminated the Rockets from the playoffs in two of the previous three seasons.