Upper Midwest Sports Headlines for Tuesday, August 29th:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – For an offense that has lagged behind its peers on defense in three years since Mike Zimmer took over as Minnesota’s coach, the Vikings produced another concerning performance while the starters remained in their exhibition game against San Francisco. The line was far from formidable against the 49ers, a familiar trend from last season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – After losing 103 games in 2016, the Minnesota Twins have reached the final five-week stretch of the season with a spot in the playoffs in plain sight. That’s almost as remarkable as a 44-year-old pitcher helping lead the push. Bartolo Colon has done just that in eight starts since being picked up by the Twins.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Lynx has signed forward Cecilia Zandalasini for the remainder of the season. The 6-foot-1 forward from Broni, Italy, recently represented her country at FIBA EuroBasket 2017 in the Czech Republic. She ranked second in scoring at 19 points per game, second in 3-point accuracy and free throw percentage, and third in field goal shooting.