EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The end of an NFL player’s career can be a difficult adjustment, but Terence Newman was never much at risk for a bad experience. He was able to stay on the field until just three days remained before his 40th birthday, and after the Minnesota Vikings announced his retirement he didn’t even have to leave the building. He immediately joined the coaching staff. Newman says he’s at peace with not being a player anymore.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eddie Rosario homered, Ehire Adrianza had three hits and three RBIs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 10-6 to snap a five-game skid. Trevor May, one of six Minnesota relievers, picked up the win with two shutout innings. Salvador Perez homered and Jorge Bonifacio had three hits for the Royals, who have lost three straight after winning eight of nine.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck prepared himself for a difficult conversation during the offseason with Seth Green about switching positions. Green was going to be the third-string quarterback, but he decided to become a tight end. As he showed in the season opener with two touchdown runs on direct snaps in the Wildcat formation, he’ll do a lot more than that for the Gophers, who host Fresno State on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Karin Housley is invoking her husband’s celebrity as she tries to close the gap on Democratic Sen. Tina Smith. Her new TV ad features her husband, NHL Hall of Famer Phil Housley, and is set in a hockey rink as she accuses Smith of not getting anything done. It debuted the same day Smith and Planned Parenthood officials were publicizing their opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court