Upper Midwest Sports Headlines for Tuesday, March 13th:
Here is the latest Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota sports news from The Associated Press
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – The Denver Broncos are hoping to repeat the success they had with Peyton Manning in pursuing another free agent fix at quarterback. ESPN reported Case Keenum plans to sign with the Broncos when free agency opens Wednesday. That would leave the Vikings, Jets and Cardinals in the running to land Kirk Cousins.
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota United says midfielder Kevin Molino is not expected to return for the rest of the season after he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. Molino was hurt in a match against Orlando City on Saturday. He left on a stretcher in the 51st minute. The Loons won 2-1. The club says Molino will undergo surgery to repair the torn ACL in the coming weeks.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A man will serve 20 months in prison for stealing gas masks and a bomb detector from law officers during Super Bowl Week in downtown Minneapolis. Forty-six-year-old Emitt Long was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to theft. Long admitted breaking into a car and stealing the items. Police say the stolen case contained radiation and bomb-detection equipment, to be used for Super Bowl security.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The Minnesota Twins have finalized a $12 million, one-year contract with right-hander Lance Lynn, another patient, low-risk move toward strengthening their pitching staff. He’ll join fellow newcomer Jake Odorizzi in the rotation, likely with Jose Berrios, Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson. After missing the 2016 season following elbow surgery, Lynn went 11-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 33 starts for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2017.