Basketball

Hillsboro-CV’s Henningsgard signs with Lake Region: Hillsboro-Central Valley guard Carson Henningsgard has signed to play at Lake Region State College.

Henningsgard, a 6-3 senior from Buxton, N.D., was a Mr. Basketball finalist this past season.

He’s also a three-time all-region player, three-time all-state player and the Region 2 Senior Play of the Year.

Henningsgard scored 1,744 points in his career, averaging 22.2 points during his senior year. The Burros won state championships in 2017 and 2018.

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"Lake Region was always interested in me,” Henningsgard said. “They showed the most interest. I wanted to go to a place where I felt like I'll fit and Lake Region was it."

"He is the best all-around basketball player that I have ever coached,” Burros coach Elliot Rotvold said. “Carson is a leader."

"Carson is a winner, a leader and most importantly a competitor,” Lake Region coach Jared Marshall said. “I have been watching him play since he was a freshman in high school and there was never a game I saw where he did not give everything he had. Carson will find a way to make an impact on our program from Day 1, and I look forward to coaching him."

MLB

Twins classics coming: Starting Monday, Twins fans can watch games on Fox Sports North all April just like planned.

Well, not exactly like planned.

But FSN has rolled out a plan to put “Twins Classics” on television to help aid fans during this baseball-less period. Some games also will be aired via the Twins’ social media channels, and the Twins’ radio host, 830 WCCO, will be re-airing classic games this month, as well.

The televised games range from as far back as the 1965 All-Star Game, which was held at Metropolitan Stadium and featured Twins greats Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva, among others, to multiple games from last season. On TV, fans can get their rewind to the 1991 World Series, and on the radio, fans can listen to three 1987 World Series games.

The Twins will have a group of special guests provide social media content during the games, starting with television announcer Dick Bremer. Kent Hrbek will check, along with fellow former players Dan Gladden, Jack Morris, Paul Molitor, Glen Perkins and Roy Smalley as well as FSN’s Anthony LaPanta.

The team is introducing “Retro Twingo” for fans to play along the MLB Ballpark app during select broadcasts on FSN and Twins’ social media channels. Fans are competing for a chance to win a pair of tickets to a future home game.

And later in the month, FSN will debut two 30-minute specials. “The Pursuit — From Berlin to the Bigs, featuring Max Kepler,” will air for the first time at 6:30 p.m. on April 22, and “Baseball in the Dominican Republic: Nelson Cruz,” will debut on April 29, also at 6:30 p.m.

  • Al Kaline, a Hall of Famer who starred for the Detroit Tigers, died Monday. He was 85.

A cause of death was not immediately available. John Morad, a close friend of the family, confirmed the news to the Detroit Free Press after speaking with Kaline's younger son, Mike.

College football

Clemson favored: Clemson is the favorite to win the 2021 College Football Playoff in January.

DraftKings and Caesars Sportsbook installed the Tigers as favorites over Alabama and Ohio State, while FanDuel's latest odds for the championship also put the Tigers on top at 2-1 odds. Ohio State (4-1), Alabama (5-1), Georgia (10-1) and Florida and LSU each at 16-1 are the next closest to Clemson in FanDuel's breakdown.

Pro football

NFL Draft to be held remotely: A league-wide work-from-home order officially includes the 2020 NFL Draft.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday, later published by ESPN's Adam Schefter, outlining the parameters for the remote working protocol during the draft, which begins April 23 and runs through April 25. Teams were told to prepare to conduct the entirety of the draft "entirely outside of their facilities and in a fully virtual format."

The event, which will still be televised, is scheduled to include guest interviews and appearances from players, coaches and general managers connecting via video conference.

With coronavirus cases and deaths still on the rise, Goodell followed the instructions of state and federal officials in canceling the live event, which was booked for Las Vegas.

  • Tom Brady's surprising decision to leave the New England Patriots last month for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was rooted in a need to seek out new challenges, the 42-year-old quarterback wrote in an essay on Monday.

Brady spent 20 seasons with the Patriots, winning an NFL record six Super Bowls to become arguably the best to ever play the position.

But despite that success, he said he wanted to "do things that have never been done in my sport".

  • Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson were named to the 2010s All-Decade Team announced by the NFL and Pro Football Hall of Fame on Monday.

Quarterback Tom Brady was one of eight unanimous selections -- Drew Brees was left off the list as Aaron Rodgers was named the other QB -- along with retired Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Peterson and the Baltimore Ravens duo of kicker Justin Tucker and recently retired offensive guard Marshal Yanda.



Soccer

Charges filed: U.S. prosecutors on Monday announced new criminal charges against two former executives of 21st Century Fox Inc and others stemming from a long-running investigation of corruption surrounding FIFA, soccer's world governing body.

The former Fox executives, Hernan Lopez and Carlos Martinez, were indicted in Brooklyn federal court on wire fraud and money laundering charges along with Gerard Romy, former co-chief executive of Spanish media company Imagina Media Audiovisual SL, and Full Play Group SA, an Uruguayan sports marketing company.

Prosecutors said the defendants bribed soccer officials to secure media and marketing rights to lucrative soccer tournaments, using shell companies, sham consulting contracts and other methods to conceal the scheme.