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Apr 23, 2014 at 6:01 am

Sports for Wednesday, April 23rd

 
MLB: Rays 7, Twins 3
- Kyle Gibson was shelled, 10 hits, 7 earned runs in 3 innings
- Twins only had 6 hits
- Mike Pelfrey (0-2) vs. Odorizzi (1-2) tonight, first pitch at 6:10pm
 
- Albert Pujols hit his 499th and 500th homerun last night
- He is the 26th player in MLB history to join the 500 homerun club
- He is the 3rd youngest player to hit 500 behind Jimmie Foxx and Alex Rodriguez
 
- Suspensions for the Easter Brawl between the Brewers and Pirates: 
- Brewers: Martin Maldonado 5 games (25k fine), Carlos Gomez 3 games
- Pirates: Travis Snider 2 games, Russell Martin 1 games
 
NBA: Playoff Schedule tonight
- Bobcats @ Heat, Heat lead series 1-0, tipoff at 6pm
- Mavericks @ Spurs, Spurs lead series 1-0, tipoff at 7pm
- Trailblazers @ Rockets, Blazers lead series 1-0, tipoff at 8:30pm
 
- San Antonio's Head Coach Greg Popovich, the 3rd time he has won the award
 
NHL: 
- Penguins @ Blue Jackets, Penguins lead 2-1, 6pm
- Ducks @ Stars, Ducks lead 2-1, 7pm
- Blues @ Blackhawks, Blues lead 2-1, 8:30pm
 
- Avalanche @ Wild Game 4 THURSDAY night
 
Other Sports:
- According to BestTickets.com, which tracks google searches, Minnesota's most popular athlete is Adrian Peterson. Peterson was also tops in North and South Dakota long with Iowa.
 
College Sports:
- 9th ranked SCSU @ 3rd ranked MSU-Mankato 12:30pm double header in boys baseball
- SCSU Spring football game is this Saturday, KNSI's Benchwarmers will be LIVE on location
 
- Big Ten released it's Network's Prime Time Schedule:

Big Ten released it's Network's Prime Time Schedule:

 

Sept. 13

Penn State at Rutgers, 8 p.m. ET

  

Sept. 27

Cincinnati at Ohio State, 6 p.m. ET

Illinois at Nebraska, 9 p.m. ET

 

Oct. 4

Michigan at Rutgers, 7 p.m. ET

 

Oct. 18

Nebraska at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m. ET

 

Nov. 15

Michigan State at Maryland, 8 p.m. ET

 

ABC/ESPN prime-time selections:

 

Sept. 6

Virginia Tech at Ohio State, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

 

Sept. 20

Miami at Nebraska, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2

 

Oct. 4

Nebraska at Michigan State, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2

 

Oct. 11

Penn State at Michigan, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN or ESPN2

 

Oct. 25

Ohio State at Penn State, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2

 

Nov. 1

Illinois at Ohio State, 8 p.m. ET, ABC or ESPN or ESPN2

 

- Minnesota does not have one right now, could change in the future

 
NFL: Full schedule to be released tonight at 7pm on the NFL Network
- Jacksonville linebacker Russell Allen suffered a stroke last season midgame against the Buffalo Bills. He continued playing the rest of the game and only discovered that he had a stroke days later. He announced his retirement on Tuesday. 
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