Upper Midwest Sports Headlines for Thursday, March 8th:
Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
UNDATED (AP) – There will be around 30 male and female athletes at the Paralympic Games in South Korea using prosthetic components developed by adaptive snowboarder Mike Schultz. He just might be beaten by his own creations. To him, that’s almost a win-win situation.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – With Byron Buxton in the middle, flanked by Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler, the Minnesota Twins boast one of the most dynamic young outfields in baseball. Their average age is 25. They combined to hit 62 home runs last season. Their defense is superb. These are Jeff Pickler’s protegees. Hired a year ago as a coach on manager Paul Molitor’s staff, Pickler has brought an eye for details, a progressive mind for data and an ability to connect with his players in supervising the talented trio.