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....
Gophers prevail over Florida State by 10
(Minneapolis, MN) -- 12-4-13-- The Golden Gopher men's basketball team outscored
Florida State 10-to-1 to start the second half and build a 15-point
cushion.The advantage held up in a 71-61 Minnesota win over the Seminoles at
Williams Arena last night. Florida State cut the Gopher lead to four on
multiple occasions, but could get no closer. More....
Wolves vs Spurs in Mexico City
(Mexico City, Mexico) -- 12-4-13-- The Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs
are set to tip off this evening south of the border. Mexico City is hosting
the two NBA Western Conference foes as part of an international outreach
initiative by the league. The Wolves are coming off of Sunday night's
113-103 loss at Oklahoma City, while the Spurs beat the Hawks More....
Twins introduce new pitcher Ricky Nolasco
(Minneapolis, MN) -- 12-4-13-- The Minnesota Twins have finalized a four-year
contract with right-handed pitcher Ricky Nolasco. He will earn a guaranteed
12-million-dollar salary each year. The deal is the largest free-agent
signing in franchise history. Nolasco went 13-and-11 with a 3.70 ERA in 34
games last season, splitting time between the Marlins and Dodgers. More...
Reports: Morneau to Rockies, Nathan to Tigers
(Denver, CO) -- 12-4-13-- The Colorado Rockies are set to add first baseman Justin
Morneau to the team. The "Denver Post" reports Morneau and the team are
finalizing a two-year deal worth around 13-million dollars. Morneau batted
.259 with 17 homers for the Minnesota Twins in 2013. Reports also indicate
The Tigers are about to sign Joe Nathan. More....
Harding, Wild shutout Flyers 2-0
(St. Paul, MN) -- 12-3-13-- Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding stopped all 21 shots he
faced to lead the Wild in a 2-0 win over the Flyers from Xcel Energy
Center.It's Harding's third shutout of the season for Minnesota, which
stopped a four-game slide. Jason Pominville and Charlie Coyle scored within
minutes of each other early in the third to lead the Wild offense. More....