Sports Shorts 3.7.17 07 Mar 17

(Eden Prairie, MN) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is hanging up his cleats after 11 NFL seasons. He will make a formal retirement announcement today at a news conference.  Greenway, 34,  made two Pro Bowls and missed only four games in his entire career. Greenway registered a career-low 41 combined tackles last season. The Vikings selected him 17th overall out of Iowa in the 2006 NFL Draft.

(Eden Prairie, MN) — The Redskins are beginning discussions with NFL free agents today. Conversations and negotiations can begin around the league, while deals can be announced as early as Thursday afternoon. Running back Adrian Peterson is expected to hit the open market.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild play host to the St. Louis Blues tonight in St. Paul. The Wild improved to 42-15-and-6 overall with a 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday. Minnesota is 2-1-and-1 against St. Louis is four games this season. Puck drop from the Xcel Energy Center at seven o’clock.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Monday’s matchup between the Trail Blazers and Timberwolves at the Target Center was postponed last night. The court wasn’t in condition to be played on due to unusually high temperatures melting the ice underneath the hardwood. The make-up date will be announced in the near future. The T’wolves host the LA Clippers tomorrow night.

(Fort Myers, FL) — Chris Gimenez singled in the winning run as Twins walked off the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 at spring training in Fort Myers. Byron Buxton went 2-for-3 with a double in the contest. The Twins are off today and face the U.S. World Baseball Classic team tomorrow.

(Grand Forks, ND) — North Dakota’s Tucker Poolman is the NCHC Defenseman of the Week. The junior registered five points as the Fighting Hawks swept Miami to close out the regular season. Fourteenth-ranked UND hosts St. Cloud State this week in the conference quarterfinals.

(Reno, NV) — A trio North Dakota men’s basketball players are earning Big Sky honors. Quinton Hooker was a unanimous selection for All-Big Sky First Team, while Geno Crandall was Second Team. Cortez Seales was the conference Reserve of the Year. The Fighting Hawks have a bye in the Big Sky Conference and play in the quarterfinals in Reno on Thursday.