(Newark, NJ) — Ryan Suter’s early third-period goal held up as the Wild slipped past the Devils 3-2 in New Jersey. Zach Parise opened the scoring with a power-play goal early in the first and Jordan Greenway lit the lamp in the second as Minnesota extended its point streak to seven games. Kaapo Kahkonen made 32 saves to win his NHL debut. The Wild return home to face Ottawa on Friday.
(San Antonio, TX) — The Timberwolves are in San Antonio to square off with the Spurs tonight. Minnesota snapped its two-game skid with a 125-113 win in Atlanta on Monday. The Wolves sit at 9-and-8. The Spurs are just 6-and-12.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are back on the practice field as they prepare for their Monday Night Football showdown with the Seahawks in Seattle. The Vikings come out of their bye week riding a two-game winning streak. They are tied with Green Bay atop the NFC North at 8-and-3, with the Packers currently holding the tiebreaker. The Seahawks are 9-and-2.
(San Francisco, CA) — Former Twins pitcher Sam Dyson is allegedly under investigation for domestic violence. According to The Athletic, Dyson’s ex-girlfriend Alexis Blackburn alluded to domestic violence on an Instagram post, but did not name the individual. MLB is investigating if that may be Dyson, who was traded from San Francisco to Minnesota last season before undergoing shoulder surgery. He is a free agent and expected to miss most of the upcoming season.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers are up two spots to eighth in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings. Minnesota moved up after its 38-22 win at Northwestern last weekend. The Gophers are 10-and-1 and will close out the regular-season Saturday hosting 12th-ranked Wisconsin.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota men’s basketball team is off until Friday when DePaul visits Williams Arena. The Golden Gophers have won two in-a-row to even their record at 3-and-3 after routing a 79-56 North Dakota 79-56 on Sunday.
(Undated) — On the hardwood, North Dakota State cruised past Idaho 70-53, while North Dakota rolled to a 115-50 record-setting win over North Central. The Bison improved to 5-and-3. The Fighting Hawks moved to 2-and-4. The 115 points and 65-point win margin for UND set Betty Engelstad Sioux Center records. UND visits Florida Gulf Coast on Friday. NDSU is off until next Tuesday.
(Undated) — North Dakota and North Dakota State are gearing up for the FCS Playoffs. The Fighting Hawks open up Saturday at Nicholls. UND finished 7-and-4 in the regular-season. The 11-and-0 Bison earned a first-round bye.