(Minneapolis, MN) — Disgruntled guard Jimmy Butler returned to the Timberwolves in dramatic fashion on Wednesday. ESPN reports Butler called out multiple people including Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins, along with head coach Tom Thibodeau and general manager Scott Layden. Butler also guided four back-up players to a win in scrimmages against the starting unit. In an interview with ESPN shortly after the practice, he stated that his issues with the team are not resolved.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild aim for their first win of the season tonight as they clash with the Chicago Blackhawks at The X. Minnesota enters the tilt at 0-1-and-1 following Saturday’s 2-1 shootout loss to Vegas. The Wild will also host Carolina on Saturday in their only other game this week.
(Milwaukee, WI) — The Timberwolves close out the preseason tomorrow night against the Bucks in Milwaukee. The Wolves fell to 1-and-3 with Sunday’s 125-107 loss to the Bucks in Ames. The regular season gets going next Wednesday in San Antonio.
(East Rutherford, NJ) — The Eagles visit the Giants in a NFC East clash on Thursday Night Football. The defending Super Bowl champs are off to a slow start this year at 2-and-3. The Giants are just 1-and-4 after a last-second loss to Carolina in Week Five. The Giants’ Odell Beckham has just one receiving touchdown in five games, but did throw at TD pass against the Panthers.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings continue to gear up for the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikes will host the Cards on Sunday at US Bank Stadium. Minnesota moved to 2-2-and-1 with its 23-21 victory in Philadelphia last Sunday. The Cards are just 1-and-4.
(Los Angeles, CA) — Playoff baseball resumes in one more day. The Brewers host the Dodgers in Game One of the National League Championship Series tomorrow. Clayton Kershaw will pitch for LA, while Milwaukee has yet to name its starter. The Astros travel to Boston to battle the Red Sox in the ALCS starting Saturday. Justin Verlander opposes Chris Sale in Game One.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers hit the road to take on third-ranked Ohio State on Saturday at the Horseshoe. Minnesota seeks its first conference win after losing 48-31 at home to Iowa this past Saturday. The Gophers sit at 3-and-2 overall, including 0-and-2 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes are 6-and-0 and 3-and-0.