(Minneapolis, MN) — Friends and family are mourning after former Gophers runner and national distance champion Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald died. Grunewald died last night after a decade-long fight with a rare cancer. The Perham native continued to run throughout her fight and gained national attention as a professional athlete. She was 32.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins put up three runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-5 win over the Mariners at Target Field. Jorge Polanco doubled in a run and scored on a wild pitch in the eighth before Marwin Gonzalez hit a go-ahead RBI-single later in the frame. Jonathan Schoop and Jason Castro homered in the fourth for the Twins, who have won four-of-five. The Twins and Mariners continue their three-game series tonight at Target Field. Jose Berrios will get the ball for Minnesota. Seattle will send out former Twin Tommy Milone.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Twins first round pick, high school infielder Keoni Cavaco is officially under contract. He finalized his deal yesterday at Target Field. He received a $4.05-million signing bonus, just below the assigned slot value for the 13th pick. Cavaco, who just turned 18 on June 2nd, will report to the Twins’ rookie level team in Fort Myers, Florida.
(Eagan, MN) — Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is officially under contract long-term. The team announced they agreed to an extension with the two-time Pro Bowler. It was previously reported to be a four-year deal worth 36-million-dollars. It keeps him in Minnesota through the 2023 season. Rudolph has 41 career touchdown catches over his eight-year career, all with the Vikes.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are back on the practice field today for day two of their mandatory minicamp. The camp will wrap up tomorrow, and be the final workout ahead of training camp next month. The Vikes start the please August 9th at the Saints.
(New York, NY) — The Lynx visit the New York Liberty tonight in the Big Apple. Minnesota is coming off an 89-85 home loss to the LA Sparks on Saturday. The Lynx fell to 4-and-2 on the season.
(Reims, France) — The U.S. Women’s soccer team is off to a scintillating start in the World Cup in France. The U.S. dominated Thailand in its opening match with a 13-nil win. Team USA’s decisive victory set a record for the biggest Women’s World Cup win. Alex Morgan led the charge with five goals. The Americans will go up against Chile on Sunday.
(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United squares off with Sporting Kansas City tonight in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup at Allianz Field. Minnesota enters the match riding a three-game losing streak in MLS action.