The Timberwolves extended a qualifying offer to center Nikola Pekovic which makes him a restricted free agent. Pekovic is a 6'11 290 pound 27-year old center who averaged 16.3 points and 8.8 rebounds a game in 2012-2013.
The Vikings have officially signed free agent inside linebacker Desmond Bishop Thursday. Bishop gets a 1-year contract worth $1.5 Million with incentives that could pay him $2 Million this season. To make room for Bishop the Vikings released veteran linebacker Stanford Keglar.
The Cathedral baseball team defeated Luverne 4-1 in the Class AA State Tournament quarterfinals at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud Thursday morning. Jeff Fasching threw all 7 innings with 1 run and 1 hit allowed to get the win. Tom Imholte drove in a pair of runs for the Crusaders.
The Twins called up outfielder Clete Thomas from triple-A Rochester Monday after optioning first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello to triple-A Rochester on Sunday after the game against Seattle. Colabello was just 2-15 at the plate and appeared in only 6 games.
Pittsburgh, Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago have each passed two hurdles thus far in the 2013 NHL playoffs. Here's a preview of what to expect as these four teams attempt to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals:
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