(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild failed on their chance to gain some breathing room in the Wild Card race as they lost to the Sharks 3-0 in St. Paul. Minnesota is clinging to the second Wild Card in the West with 74 points. The Wild are one point ahead of Arizona and two up on Colorado. They also sit one point behind Dallas for the top Wild Card. The Wild host the Stars on Thursday.

(Denver, CO) — The Timberwolves begin a tough three-game road trip tonight in Denver against the Nuggets. Minnesota will also make stops in Utah and Houston this week, with all three teams currently in the playoffs. The Wolves have won two in-a-row to get to 32-and-35 on the season, five-and-a-half games behind the Jazz for the eighth seed in the West.

(Fort Myers, FL) — The Twins managed just three hits in a 3-0 loss to the Tigers in Fort Myers. Marwin Gonzalez had two of the eight strikeouts for Minnesota. Kyle Gibson tossed three scoreless innings. The Twins play the Pirates today in Bradenton.

(New Jersey) — The New Yorks Jets have reportedly agreed on a contract with lineback Anthony Barr. The four-time Pro Bowler has spent his entire career with the Vikings and is considered one of the top free agents available this year.

(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are letting two more players hit free agency. The team has declined the option on safety Andrew Sendejo and terminated the contract of lineman Mike Remmers. The Vikes also tendered one-year contracts to two restricted free agents, safety Anthony Harris and tackle Rashod Hill. The new league year officially begins tomorrow.

(Red Lake Nation, MN) — The discovery of zebra mussel larvae is putting walleye-rich Red Lake on the infested list. Wildlife experts say adult reproduction there is a near certainty. Upper and Lower Red lakes had been the last of the state’s major walleye lakes to avoid infestation. Officials are working with the Red Lake Nation to monitor the situation.

(Sioux Falls, SD) — North Dakota State is into the Summit League Tournament Championship game after a 76-73 win over Western Illinois in the semifinals in Sioux Falls. Sam Griesel scored 20 points to lead the Bison, who advance to face Omaha in the title game tonight. The winner earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

(Chicago, IL) — The Golden Gophers are headed to Chicago for the Big Ten Tournament, which begins tomorrow. Minnesota will play Penn State in second round action on Thursday. The Gophers earned the seven-seed after going 19-and-12 including 9-and-11 in conference play.


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