SPORTS Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Rochester John Marshall @ Red Wing 4:45 pm pre-game 5 pm first pitch on Bluff Country 1250 KCUE/KCUE 99FM & online at www.kcueradio.com with Race Roth
Lake City @ Goodhue
Zumbrota-Mazeppa @ Kenyon-Wanamingo
Wabasha-Kellogg @ Winona Cotter
Plainview-Elgin-Millville @ Lewiston-Altura
Amery @ Ellsworth
St. Croix Central @ Prescott
Blair-Taylor @ Pepin-Alma at Pepin
Red Wing @ Rochester John Marshall
Rochester Lourdes @ Zumbrota-Mazeppa
Cannon Falls @ Blooming Prairie
Lewiston-Altura @ Plainview-Elgin-Millville
Baldwin-Woodville @ Ellsworth
Altoona @ Prescott
Blair-Taylor @ Pepin-Alma at Pepin
Austin @ Red Wing
Red Wing @ Menomonie
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
Albert Lea and Rochester Century @ Red Wing
BOYS TRACK & FIELD:
Red Wing @ Farmington
Ryan Hartman knocked in a walk-off goal in the second overtime to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Dallas Stars 3-2 in Game One of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center. The Wild took a 1-0 lead late in the first with a power play goal from Kirill Kaprizov, but the Stars responded with two power play goals of their own early in the second. Sam Steel scored on a breakaway later in the frame to tie the game at two, and then Jake Oettinger and Filip Gustavsson stood on their heads for the next two-and-a-half periods until Hartman's game-winner. Gustavsson made 51 saves in the contest, while Oettinger stopped 45 shots. The Wild lead in the best-of-seven series one-game-to-none. Game Two is in Dallas on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Twins are quickly locking down their new ace. ESPN reports Minnesota signed starting pitcher Pablo Lopez to a four-year extension worth 73-and-a-half million dollars during their off-day on Monday. The deal will kick in next season, and it keeps Lopez with the Twins through the 2027 season. Lopez was acquired in an offseason trade that sent second baseman Luis Arraez to the Miami Marlins. He's 1-and-1 with a 1.73 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his first four starts of 2023. Meanwhile, the Twins send Sonny Gray to the mound against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Hear the game on KWNG & WBHA 5:30 pre-game 1st pitch 6:10 pm.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are gearing up for Game Two of their first round series against the Denver Nuggets tomorrow. Minnesota is hoping to bounce back from a first-game beatdown on Sunday. The Wolves were crushed 109-80 in Game One, and the game was essentially over in the middle of the third quarter. They'll try to even the best-of-seven series at a game apiece tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 9:00 PM.
The Bucks are getting some good injury news on their star player. Coach Mike Budenholzer spoke to the media on Monday and said Giannis Antetokounmpo had a "clean" MRI. The All-Star forward fell hard on his back after getting fouled during the team's opening round playoff loss to the Heat in Milwaukee. Giannis was eventually sidelined heading into halftime after he attempted to come back. Budenholzer says the team will monitor him over the next couple of days, but the team is feeling optimistic. The Bucks practice again today before tipping off against Miami in Game Two tomorrow night.
The Titans are being linked to a star quarterback. A former league executive appearing on the NFL Analysis Network said Tennessee has inquired on the availability of Aaron Rodgers. The former executive said, "While the likely outcome for Rodgers is still the Jets, the Titans have reached out recently. If things fall apart with New York, Tennessee would have a shot at acquiring him." The Jets and Packers are still working out trade compensation as the draft gets closer. Meanwhile, Green Bay was one of many teams that started their offseason program yesterday.
The Brewers beat the Mariners 7-3 in their series opener from Seattle. Corbin Burnes earned the win after surrendering two runs over five-plus innings. Brice Turang launched his second homer of the season while Brian Anderson went three-for-five at the plate with an RBI. Milwaukee improved to 12-and-5 and is still first in the NL Central. The Brewers are back in action tonight for game two. Colin Rea gets the start while Seattle counters with Logan Gilbert.