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May 19, 2014 at 4:25 am
Sports for Monday, May 19th
MLB: Mariners 6, Twins 2
- Twins won 2 out of 3 over the weekend
- Trevor Plouffe had the only RBI's for the Twins
- Twins have the day off today, start a West Coast swing tomorrow night in San Diego
MSC: Foley @ Cathedral Boys Baseball, coverage starts at 6:30 on 660AM
- Cathedral Head Coach Bob Karn is going for career win #700 tonight, which would put him 7 behind Jim Senske of New Ulm for most wins in Minnesota State High School history
- Cathedral and Foley are the two top teams in the Granite Ridge Conference
- Playoffs in boys baseball are right around the corner
NBA: Pacers 107, Heat 96 Eastern Conference Finals
- Indiana leads series 1-0
- All 5 Pacer starters finished in double digits
- Game 2 is Tuesday Night in Indiana
Tonight, Game 1 Western Conference Finals:Oklahoma City @ San Antonio 8pm
- Thunder will be without PF Serge Ibaka
- Spurs PG is expected to play
- According to sources, Minnesota PF Kevin Love has informed the team that he intends to test the free agent market after next season and has no interest in signing an extension with the Timberwolves. He is rumored to be interested in the Bulls, Lakers, Warriors and Knicks.
- According to sources, Sam Mitchell has emerged as the front runner for the Minnesota Timberwolves head coaching job. Mitchell coached the Raptors for 4 seasons and was the NBA's coach of the year in 2007.
College Football: Isaac Kolstad, the victim of the alleged assault from former Minnesota Gopher Quarterback Philip Nelson, had part of his brain removed and is still in a medically induced coma. He is still in critical condition. Nelson and another man was charged in the attack.
NHL: Blackhawks 3, Kings 1, Western Conference Finals
- Chicago leads series 1-0
- Corey Crawford had 25 saves in the win
- Game 2 is Wednesday night
- Tonight, Eastern Conference Finals Game 2, Rangers @ Canadiens, 7pm
College Sports: St. Bens is sending two atheltes to the NCAA Championships which are taking place this Thursday through Saturday.
- Manon Gammon-Deering will be competing in the 1500 meter
- Allison Kosobud will be running in the 800 meter
- College Basketball legend Don Meyer passed away Sunday. Meyer spent his career working at small colleges -- Hamline in Minnesota, Lipscomb University in Nashville and Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. In January of 2009, Meyer set the mark for most wins for any men's coach in NCAA history, and when he retired after the 2009-2010 season, he had 923 victories, a mark that has since been surpassed by Mike Krzyzewski.
Auto Racing: The Granite City Speedway opened up with a full night of racing yesterday with Armed Forces Day. For a full list of results visit gcspeedway.com
- Ed Carpenter won the pole for the Indy 500 which will take place on May 25th
Horse Racing: California Chrome won the Preakness over the weekend, giving him two wins in the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
- The final leg, the Belmont Stakes, will not allow California Chrome to wear a nasal strip on the horse's nose. He has worn it in the first two races. The handlers for the horse are not sure whether or not they will allow the horse to race without the strip. The triple crown has not been won since 1978.
NFL: Vikings had rookie mini-camp over the weekend, and Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looked great according to all accounts. Head Coach Mike Zimmer even said that Bridgewater will get some first team reps during Organized Team Activities.
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