(Minneapolis, MN) — Tom Thibodeau is out as president and head coach of the Timberwolves. He was fired despite Sunday’s 22-point win over the Lakers. Ryan Saunders takes over as interim coach. Scott Layden remains general manager. Minnesota is 19-and-21.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves dominated in what turned out to be Tom Thibodeau’s final game as they crushed the Lakers 108-86 in Minneapolis. Karl-Anthony Towns posted 28 points and 18 rebounds as the T’wolves led by 16 after one quarter and never looked back. Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points also as Minnesota improved to 19-and-21. The T’wolves visit the Thunder tomorrow night.
(Montreal, Quebec) — The Wild seek their third straight win as they visit the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Minnesota is fifth in the Central Division with 43 points. Tonight’s game is the third of a four-game road trip. The Wild visit Boston tomorrow night before returning home on Thursday to host Winnipeg.
(Frisco, TX) — For the seventh time in eight seasons, North Dakota State is the FCS national champion. The Bison beat Eastern Washington 38-24 on Saturday in Frisco, Texas to bring home another title. Quarterback Easton Stick threw for two touchdowns and rushed for three more to key the Bison, who end the season at 15-and-0.
(Chicago, IL) — Cody Parkey’s 43-yard field goal hit the upright and crossbar in the closing seconds as the Eagles held on for a 16-15 wild card win over the Bears in Chicago. Nick Foles’ two-yard touchdown toss to Golden Tate on fourth down with 56 seconds left put Philly in front.
(Baltimore, MD) — The Chargers led 23-3 with just over nine minutes left and held on for a 23-17 wild card win over the Ravens in Baltimore. Mike Badgley kicked five field goals for LA. Lamar Jackson threw a pair of late touchdown passes to Michael Crabtree to get Baltimore close.
(Undated) — The NFL’s Divisional Round is set for this coming weekend. On Saturday, the Colts clash with the Chiefs in Kansas City and the Cowboys rumble with the Rams in LA. On Sunday, the Chargers play the Patriots in Foxboro and the Eagles face the Saints in New Orleans.
(Santa Clara, CA) — College football’s national champion will be crowned tonight in Santa Clara. Top-ranked Alabama squares off with number-two Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium. ‘Bama beat Georgia in overtime to win last year.