(Columbus, OH) — The Blue Jackets scored three goals in the second period and doubled up the Wild 4-2 in Columbus. Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota, which has lost four of six. Devan Dubnyk allowed all four goals on 28 shots in the setback. The Wild host Toronto tomorrow before heading back out on the road.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves are back on the hardwood tomorrow night hosting the Boston Celtics at the Target Center. Minnesota opened its current four-game homestand with a 128-89 rout of the Spurs on Wednesday. The Wolves have won four straight overall to even their record at 11-and-11 on the season. The Celtics host the Knicks tonight before coming to town.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins are bringing back infielder Ehire Adrianza on a one-year deal. He will earn $1.3-million next season. Adrianza hit .251 with six home runs and 39 RBI in 114 games last season.
(Arlington, TX) — The Cowboys cooled off the Saints with a 13-10 win on Thursday Night Football at Dallas. The Cowboys built a 13-0 lead at the half and held on to win their fourth in-a-row. Dallas is now alone atop the NFC East at 7-and-5. New Orleans was limited to 176 yards of total offense and had its 10-game winning streak snapped to fall to 10-and-2.
(Foxboro, MA) — The Minnesota Vikings head to Foxboro on Sunday to face the New England Patriots. The Vikings beat the Packers 24-17 this past Sunday to improve to 6-4-and-1. That’s good for second in the NFC North behind the 8-and-3 Bears. The Patriots have won seven of their last eight games and lead the AFC East at 8-and-3.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers meet Oklahoma State tonight in the US Bank Stadium Classic. Minnesota fell to 5-and-1 on the season with Monday’s 68-56 loss at Boston College. The Cowboys sit at 4-and-2.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The first-ever US Bank Stadium Classic starts tonight. St. Thomas meets Wisconsin-River Falls before the Minnesota-OSU matchup. Tomorrow, North Dakota State battles Drake and South Dakota State squares off with Northern Iowa. It will be the first basketball event held at US Bank Stadium.
(Undated) — Championship weekend in college football kicks off tonight. Washington plays Utah in the Pac-12 title game in Santa Clara. Tomorrow, Alabama and Georgia square off in the SEC championship, Oklahoma takes on Texas for the Big 12 title, Clemson clashes with Pittsburgh for the ACC crown, and Ohio State plays Northwestern for the Big Ten title.
(Fargo, ND) — The top-seeded North Dakota State Bison meet Montana State tomorrow in the second round of the FCS Playoffs. The Bison had a first-round bye after going 11-and-0 during the regular-season. The Bobcats beat Incarnate Word 35-14 to advance.
(Fargo, ND) — NDSU quarterback Easton Stick is the MVFC Offensive Player of the Year. Linebacker Jabril Cox took home Defensive Player of the Year honors.