(Santa Clara, CA) — Clemson is the new king of college football after a 44-16 win over defending champion Alabama in the National Championship Game. MVP Trevor Lawrence passed for 347 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to their second national title in three seasons. Clemson finished 15-and-0, while Alabama ended its season 14-and-1.
(Montreal, Quebec) — Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves to earn his first shutout of the season as the Wild blanked the Canadiens 1-0 in Montreal. Mikael Granlund scored the lone goal early in the third period for Minnesota, which won its third in-a-row. The Wild wrap up their four-game road trip tonight in Boston.
(Oklahoma City, OK) — The Timberwolves are in Oklahoma City to take on Russell Westbrook and the Thunder tonight. Minnesota will then return home to face Dallas on Friday and New Orleans on Saturday. The Wolves have won two straight to improve to 19-and-21 on the year. OKC sits at 25-and-14.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins are adding bullpen depth. Multiple outlets report the team has agreed to a one-year, 3.2-million-dollar contract with veteran right-hander Blake Parker. The 33-year-old posted a 3.26 ERA in 67 games with the Angels last season. He has a 3.29 ERA in 229 career games.
(Undated) — North Dakota State and North Dakota are back in action on Thursday. The Bison host Western Illinois seeking a second straight win. NDSU sits at 7-and-10 on the season and 1-and-2 in Summit League action. The Fighting Hawks entertain Omaha. UND is 7-and-9 and 1-and-2 after snapping its three-game skid on Saturday.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers aim for a seventh straight win tonight when they host Maryland at Williams Arena. Minnesota is coming off a 59-52 victory at Wisconsin last Thursday. The Gophers sit at 12-and-2 on the season and 2-and-1 in Big Ten play. The Terrapins are 12-and-3 and 3-and-1.