(Los Angeles, CA) — Fans will pack the Staples Center today to say a final farewell to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. A public memorial service will be held at the Lakers home court for Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna. They were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash last month.
(Indianapolis, IN) — The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine kicks off this week in Indianapolis. Players, agents, scouts and team executives are in town as teams continue preparing for the NFL Draft. Players will begin interviews with teams and the press today, and on-field workouts start on Wednesday. More than 300 prospective players will work out.
(Denver, CO) — The Timberwolves were outscored in every quarter on their way to a 128-116 loss to the Nuggets in Denver. Kelan Martin scored a team-high 21 points off the bench for Minnesota, which has lost four in-a-row and 17 of its last 18 overall. The Wolves visit Dallas tonight.
(St. Paul, MN) — Marcus Foligno scored the lone goal as the Wild were blasted by the Blues 4-1 at The X. Devan Dubnyk stopped 22 of the 26 shots he faced for Minnesota, which had won its previous two. The Wild host Columbus tomorrow.
(Fort Myers, FL) — Zander Wiel homered in the eighth inning as the Twins earned a 5-5 tie with the Blue Jays in Fort Myers. Travis Blackenhorn plated two runs for Minnesota. Starter Jose Berrios tossed two scoreless innings in his spring debut. The Twins host the Red Sox today.
(Evanston, IL) — Daniel Oturu racked up 22 points and 12 rebounds as Minnesota routed Northwestern 83-57 in Evanston. Marcus Carr netted 18 points for the Golden Gophers, who snapped a three-game skid and improved to 13-and-13 including 7-and-9 in Big Ten play. The Gophers will host seventh-ranked Maryland on Wednesday.
(Grand Forks, ND) — North Dakota got its revenge, beating rival North Dakota State 71-68 on Saturday in Grand Forks. The Fighting Hawks improved to 13-and-15 on the season and 7-and-7 in Summit League action. The Bison had their seven-game winning streak snapped and fell to 20-and-8 and 11-and-3. NDSU hosts South Dakota State on Thursday and Omaha on Saturday to wrap up the regular-season. UND visits Omaha Wednesday and South Dakota Saturday to close out the regular-season.