(St. Paul, MN) — Jason Zucker scored twice in the second period as the Wild held on to beat the Jets 3-2 at The X. Jordan Greenway opened the scoring in the first period as Minnesota built a 3-0 lead. Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves for the Wild, who have won four of their last five. They host Detroit tomorrow.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Timberwolves host the Dallas Mavericks tonight at the Target Center. Minnesota will play four of its next five at home including a showdown with New Orleans tomorrow. The Wolves have won three straight after Tuesday’s 119-117 victory in Oklahoma City and are now 20-and-21 on the season. Dallas sits at 19-and-22.
(Undated) — The NFL playoffs resume this weekend with the Divisional Round. Tomorrow, 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 defending Super Bowl champion Eagles visit the New Orleans Saints.
(Washington, DC) — Former Twins infielder Brian Dozier is heading to the NL East. Dozier has reportedly signed a one-year, nine-million-dollar contract with the Washington Nationals. Dozier hit a career-low .215 with 21 home runs and 72 RBI with the Twins and Dodgers last season. He hit a career-high 42 homers in 2016.
(Fargo, ND) — Tyson Ward led six players in double figures including all five starters with 17 points as North Dakota State hammered Western Illinois 85-69 in Fargo. Ward also had 13 rebounds, while Deng Geu added 14 points off the bench for the Bison, who have won two in-a-row to improve to 8-and-10 on the season and 2-and-2 in Summit action. NDSU visits Denver next Wednesday.
(Grand Forks, ND) — Conner Avants missed a free throw with one-second left as North Dakota lost to Omaha 92-91 in Grand Forks. Avants netted a game-high 24 points for the Fighting Hawks, who fell to 7-and-10 on the year and 1-and-3 in conference play. UND hosts Western Illinois tomorrow.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers entertain Rutgers tomorrow afternoon Williams Arena. Minnesota had its six-game winning streak snapped with Tuesday’s 82-67 setback to Maryland. The Gophers fell to 12-and-3 and are now 2-and-2 in Big Ten play. The Scarlet Knights sit at 8-and-6 and 1-and-3.