Twins, Timberwolves returning to action Tuesday following postponed games

The scoreboard at Target Field explains the postponement of the baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, Monday, April 12, 2021, in Minneapolis. (Stacy Bengs/AP)

The Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves will return to action Tuesday after the teams postponed games Monday following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop Sunday in Brooklyn Center, a suburb of Minneapolis.

The Twins announced that Monday's postponed game against the Boston Red Sox has been moved to Wednesday as part of a doubleheader, while the game scheduled for Tuesday afternoon will go ahead as planned.

The Timberwolves' meeting with the Brooklyn Nets, which was supposed to take place Monday night, will instead go Tuesday afternoon. The game will be played without fans.

 

The Minnesota Wild, who also postponed their game Monday, announced that the macthup against the St. Louis Blues will be moved to May 12.

Brooklyn Center Chief of Police Tim Gannon said Wright was pulled over because of expired vehicle registration tags and officers found a warrant for his arrest relating to a missed court appearance.

Gannon said Wright's death resulted from an "accidental discharge," releasing body camera footage that shows an officer holding a firearm and shouting "taser" before shooting and killing Wright.

The shooting sparked protests in the Minneapolis area and sent shockwaves through the sports world, much like the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police nearly one year ago.

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