The Latest – March 14, 2012 14 Mar 12

Here is the latest sports news: Vikes bringing back Rosenfels. Stars blank Wild. Wolves face Jazz tomorrow. Jays hammer Twins.

Vikes Retain QB Rosenfels
(Eden Prairie, MN) — The Minnesota Vikings signed quarterback Sage Rosenfels to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Rosenfels, an 11-year NFL veteran, was waived by the Miami Dolphins in late November without playing a game, and picked up by Minnesota on December 2nd, one day after the Vikings released Donovan McNabb. In 44 NFL games on the rosters of five teams, Rosenfels has passed for 4,156 yards, 30 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.

Stars Blank Wild
(St. Paul, MN) — Kari Lehtonen stopped all 25 shots he faced as the Stars blanked the Wild, 1-0. Lehtonen earned his second straight shutout and fourth of the season. Jamie Benn scored 3:46 into the third period for the Stars. Matt Hackett made 24 saves for the Wild, who have dropped two straight and seven-of-nine. Minnesota continues a five-game homestand on Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Wolves Continue Road Swing
(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Minnesota Timberwolves continue a seven-game road trip tomorrow evening against the Utah Jazz at EnergySolutions Arena. The Wolves snapped a two-game slide with a 127-124 win at Phoenix on Monday to improve to 22-and-21 on the season. Minnesota plays at the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday and wraps up the road swing on Saturday at Sacramento.

Jays Tank Twins
(Fort Myers, FL) — Travis Snider and Travis d’Arnaud both hit two-run doubles in the third inning and the Blue Jays bested the Twins, 8-2, in spring training play on Tuesday afternoon. Steve Pearce and Trevor Plouffe drove in Minnesota’s runs. Francisco Liriano gave up four runs on four hits in a three-inning start. The Twins continue Grapefruit League action this afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater.

Gophers Take On La Salle In NIT
(Philadelphia, PA) — The Minnesota Golden Gophers square off against La Salle at Tom Gola Arena this evening in first round action of the National Invitational Tournament. The winner will take on either Miami-Florida or Valparaiso in the second round. Minnesota lost to Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament last Friday.

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