Wild win back and forth battle with B' Hawks
(St. Paul, MN) -- 12-6-13-- Minnesota's Marco Scandella scored the go-ahead goal
with 1:48 left in regulation to lift the Wild to a come-from-behind 4-3 win
over the Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul last night. Jonas
Brodin's goal tied the game with 5:39 to go for the Wild, who have won two
in-a-row after a four-game skid. More....
Gopher women hold off Miami
(Minneapolis, MN) -- 12-6-13-- The Golden Gopher women's basketball team jumped out
to a 38-13 first half lead over Miami of Florida last night and held on for
a 74-67 win at Williams Arena. Minnesota also overcame a scare, as star
player Rachel Banham left the game right before halftime with an apparent
knee injury. More....
Love may miss game with Heat
(Minneapolis, MN) -- 12-6-13-- The grandmother of Timberwolves star Kevin Love has
passed away in California. Love left the team yesterday to be with his
family. Love will not practice with the team today and his status for
tomorrow's home game against Miami is in doubt. Carol Lee Craig was Love's
grandmother on his mother's side of the family.
Twins introduce Hughes
(Minneapolis, MN) -- 12-6-13-- The Twins officially introduced Phil Hughes at a news
conference yesterday. The right-hander was inked to a three-year, $24
million contract. Hughes, a former New York Yankee pitcher, says he thinks
he will benefit from a change of scenery after a down season. The
27-year-old Hughes spent his first seven MLB seasons with the Yankees, More....
Vikings at Baltimore Sunday
(Baltimore, MD) -- 12-6-13-- The Minnesota Vikings are on the road this week as they
travel to Baltimore to play the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens at M&T
Bank Stadium. The Vikes are coming off consecutive overtime games against
division rivals, tying the Packers in Week 12 and beating the Bears in Week
Wolves, Spurs get smoked out in Mexico City
(Mexico City, Mexico) -- 12-5-13-- Wednesday night's NBA game between the Minnesota
Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City was canceled. A generator
inside Mexico City Arena malfunctioned and filled the venue with smoke. The
arena was evacuated and the NBA chose to not play the game. More....
Cassel gets the nod for Sunday at Baltimore
(Eden Prairie, MN) -- 12-5-13-- Matt Cassel (castle) will be starting quarterback
for the Vikings Sunday at Baltimore. Coach Leslie Frazier says Christian
Ponder still has concussion symptoms, and he praised Cassel for an
"outstanding job" in the second half of last Sunday's game against Chicago.
Wild host Blackhawks tonight
(St. Paul, MN) -- 12-5-13-- The Wild will welcome the defending NHL Stanley Cup
champion Chicago Blackhawks tonight in St. Paul. Minnesota is coming off of
a 2-0 win over Philadelphia on Monday night at the Xcel Energy Center. The
team will have a mid-morning practice today, leading into tonight's game.
Chicago lost to Dallas 4-3 on Tuesday night. More....
Gopher women host Miami in Big Ten/ACC Challenge
(Minneapolis, MN) -- 12-5-13-- The University of Minnesota women's basketball team
will be on its home floor tonight as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The
Golden Gophers entertain Miami of Florida. Minnesota is 7-and-2, while the
Hurricanes are 5-and-2. The game tips tonight at 8 p.m. and tickets are
still available. (MNN)
Tigers sign Nathan to two year deal
(Detroit, MI) -- 12-5-13-- The Detroit Tigers introduced former Twins closer Joe
Nathan as their closer yesterday. Nathan signed a two-year contract, with a
club option for 2016, worth 20-million-dollars. Nathan has the most saves
of any active pitcher, with 341 over his 13-year MLB career. More....