MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 last night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI. Aaron Loup won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow. The Blue Jays led 5-2 going into the ninth before Lawrie's towering drive off Jared Burton put it away.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Former Minnesota State, Mankato, football coach Todd Hoffner says he'll return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongly fired. Hoffner said Tuesday that returning "will help heal that injury." Hoffner was fired last May for undisclosed reasons after he'd been accused, then cleared, of having pornographic images of his children on a work-issued cellphone.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs after a hit to the head kept him out for the last six games of the regular season. Coach Mike Yeo says Granlund "looks good and feels good" after missing the last two weeks. The Wild play at Colorado tomorrow in Game 1 of their first-round series.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Timberwolves end their season tonight. It could be the end of a coaching career that has spanned almost a quarter century. Rick Adelman's contract has a mutual option for next season. The Timberwolves will be looking for a new coach if either side opts out in the next two weeks as expected.
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