Sports Shorts 9.21.17 21 Sep 17

(Bronx, NY)  –  The Yankees spotted the Twins a 3-0 lead before scoring 11 unanswered runs in an 11-3 win at Yankee Stadium.  Bartolo Colon was clocked for six runs in three-and-a-third frames to take the loss.  Jorge Polanco had a two-run single for Minnesota, which fell seven games behind New York for the top AL wild card.  The Twins visit the Tigers tonight.  First pitch is at 6:10 p.m.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Timberwolves are hosting their annual Media Day tomorrow at Mayo Clinic Square before departing for training camp.  Camp opens on Saturday in San Diego.  The T’Wolves will spend a week on the campuses of San Diego State and UC-San Diego for training camp before opening the preseason on September 30th against the Lakers in Anaheim.  Minnesota wil then wrap up the preseason with two games against the Warriors in China in early October.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Vikings return home to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.  Minnesota is 1-and-1 following Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh.  The Bucs are 1-and-0 after their Week One matchup with Miami was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice and has a shot at playing this Sunday.  Bradford sat out in Week Two with a sore knee.  Case Keenum started in Minnesota’s loss to Pittsburgh.  Bradford originally hurt his knee in Week One versus the Saints.

(St. Paul, MN)  –  The Wild continue preseason action today as they host the Winnipeg Jets at the Xcel Energy Center.  They beat the Jets on the road Monday to open exhibition play.  The puck drops at 7 p.m.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The undefeated Minnesota Golden Gophers are on a bye this week.  First-year head coach P.J. Fleck has led the Gophers to wins over Buffalo, Oregon State, and MIddle Tennessee State.  Minnesota opens up Big Ten action next Saturday at home versus Maryland.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Minnesota Lynx are preparing for Game One of the WNBA Finals.  Minnesota meets the Los Angeles Sparks at Williams Arena on Sunday.  The Lynx swept Washington to advance, while LA swept Phoenix.  The Sparks beat the Lynx in five games last year to win the championship.