Timberwolves center Mark Blount became friends with 89- year-old Celtics legend Red Auerbach when he played in Boston. Blount said he “loves Red” and is impressed with his memory. “His mind is still sharp,” Blount said. “He will remember every play. He’ll remember what I did right; what I did wrong. He is still on top of his game.”
Former Twins batting champion Tony Oliva on whether the team needs to add another power hitter for next season: “We got plenty of hitting.”
The Wild’s extension of Jacques Lemaire’s contract wasn’t surprising. Although he is 61, Lemaire likes coaching and the Wild organization has let others concentrate on being the franchise’s public face to the public and media.
Steve Hutchinson, who left the Seahawks as a free agent to sign with the Vikings this year, will be booed when he returns to Seattle for Sunday’s game but how often can you boo someone playing a low profile position like offensive tackle?
Gopher football coach Glen Mason indicated on WCCO Radio Sunday that strong safety Dominic Jones likely will move to cornerback to replace Trumiane Banks who broke his arm against Wisconsin on Saturday. Duran Cooley, a junior college transfer, will take Jones’ spot at strong safety.Comments Welcome