Minnesota Sports 16 Sep 11

Here is the latest sports news: Jerry Kill is back with the Gophers. The Twins take on the Tribe. The Lynx and Silver Stars square off in Game One.

Kill Returns To Gophers
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill was back with the team at practice just hours after being discharged from the hospital on Thursday. Kill was hospitalized after suffering a seizure on the sidelines during the team’s game against New Mexico State last Saturday.
The 50-year-old Kill, who is in his first season as Minnesota’s head coach, is a kidney cancer survivor. He has had a history of seizures since the cancer diagnosis, but they have been controlled through medication. The Gophers host Miami of Ohio at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.

Twins Open Series With Tribe
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins will begin a three-game series with the Indians tonight at Target Field. Kevin Slowey is slated to toe the rubber for the Twins. The Indians are expected to counter with Ubaldo Jimenez [[ hee-MEN-ez ]]. First-pitch is at 7:10.

Lynx, Silver Stars Square Off In Game One
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Lynx and Silver Stars will meet in Game One of the Western Conference semifinals tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota won all four meetings with San Antonio during the regular season. Game One of the best-of-three series begins at 8:00 p.m.

Wild Training Camp Starts This Weekend
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild players officially report to training camp tomorrow in St. Paul as hockey season is fast-approaching. The Wild players begin practicing on Saturday with a public scrimmage at the Xcel Energy Center at 10:00 a.m. The Wild will open preseason play September 20th.

Bucs, Vikes Battle Under Dome
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Buccaneers meet the Vikings Sunday in a battle of winless teams at the Metrodome. The Vikings got off to a promising start, returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown and building a 17-7 lead before losing 24-17 at San Diego. Quarterback Donovan McNabb was just 7-of-15 for 39 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his Vikings debut. The Bucs dropped their season-opener, 27-20, at home to the Lions.