(Toronto, Ontario) — The Timberwolves were no match for the red-hot Raptors in a 137-126 loss in Toronto. The Raptors extended their winning streak to 15 straight. Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 23 points, 10 boards and seven assists to pace Minnesota, which has dropped 14 of its last 15. D’Angelo Russell netted 22 points in his Wolves debut. The Wolves host the Hornets tomorrow.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild are making a move two weeks ahead of the NHL trade deadline. They have traded forward Jason Zucker to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Alex Galchenyuk, a conditional 2020 first-round draft pick and prospect Calen Addison. The pick could move to next year if the Pens miss the playoffs and decide to push it back.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild resume their four-game homestand tonight against the Vegas Golden Knights at The X. Minnesota opened the stand with a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Sunday. That snapped a three-game winning streak for the Wild, who sit at 26-23-and-6 overall.
(Fort Myers, FL) — Twins pitchers and catchers will report for spring training tomorrow in Fort Myers. Position players must report by next Monday. The Twins open up spring play with an exhibition against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on February 21st.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings are adding veteran coach Dom Capers to the coaching staff. He has been named a senior defensive assistant, the same role he held with Jacksonville last year. Capers will be entering his 33rd season in the NFL.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers are off until Sunday when they host 17th-ranked Iowa at Williams Arena. Minnesota has lost three-of-four after Saturday’s 83-77 setback at Penn State. The Gophers sit at 12-and-11 on the season and 6-and-7 in Big Ten play.