(Minneapolis, MN) — Derrick Rose poured in a career-high 50 points to lead the Timberwolves past the Jazz 128-125 at the Target Center. Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 28 points and 16 rebounds as Minnesota evened its record at 4-and-4. Andrew Wiggins added 19 points in the victory. The Wolves begin a five-game west coast road trip tomorrow at Golden State.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are off the ice for a few more days. They will resume their seven-game road trip on Saturday in St. Louis against the Blues. The Wild have split the first two on the trek, winning 4-3 in Edmonton on Tuesday following a 5-2 setback in Vancouver the night before. The Wild sit at 7-3-and-2 on the season.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings continue to prepare for Sunday’s showdown with the Detroit Lions. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes and running back Dalvin Cook both returned to practice yesterday. Wide receiver Stefon Diggs sat out practice after suffering a rib injury last Sunday. The 4-3-and-1 Vikes are just behind the 4-and-3 Bears in the NFC North. Detroit is 3-and-4.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers are getting ready for their Big Ten road game at Illinois on Saturday. Minnesota looks to build off its first conference win after beating Indiana 38-31 last Friday. The Gophers improved to 4-and-4 on the season and 1-and-4 in Big Ten play. The Fighting Illini are 3-and-5 and 1-and-4.
(Undated) — Top-ranked North Dakota State is home this weekend, while North Dakota hits the road. The Bison host Youngstown State on Saturday seeking an 8-and-0 start to the season. The Fighting Hawks travel to Idaho. UND is 5-and-3 and 3-and-2 in conference play.
(Undated) — The college basketball season is right around the corner. The Bison and Fighting Hawks both tip off the regular season next Tuesday. North Dakota State opens up at New Mexico State. North Dakota will host Northland College.
(San Francisco, CA) — San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey is dead. He passed away yesterday at the age of 80. “Stretch” played in the majors from 1959 through 1980, retiring with 521 career home runs. The Hall of Famer spent 19 of his 22 seasons with the Giants. McCovey was the 1959 NL Rookie of the Year and the 1969 NL MVP.