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Tigers Pound Twins, Again 7-1
The Twins lost 7-1 in Detroit to the Tigers Thursday afternoon. The game was delayed more than 3 hours due to rain and inclement weather. Kyle Gibson threw just 3 2/3 innings with 8 hits, 5 walks and 6 earned runs allowed.
Twins’ Nolasco Has Elbow Injury
Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco flew back to Minneapolis after feeling pain in his right pitching elbow during the game against Detroit Wednesday. He experienced pain when throwing to Alex Avila and stays in the game to face 2 additional hitters before leaving the game.
Penn State Spoils Gopher Senior Day
The Gophers lost 79-76 at home against Penn State Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Williams Arena. D.J. Newbill made a contested 25-foot jumper from the top of the key as time expired to win the game.
Twins Top Orioles 2-1 in Fort Myers
The Twins won 2-1 in Fort Myers, Florida against Baltimore Sunday afternoon. Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each had an RBI double for the Twins. Ervin Santana threw 2 shutout innings with 2 hits allowed and 3 strikeouts to get the win.
Timberwolves Trade Mo Williams For Gary Neal
The Timberwolves traded point guard Mo Williams and shooting guard Troy Daniels to Charlotte for shooting guard Gary Neal and a 2019 2nd round pick. Williams was averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 assists a game this season.
Timberwolves beaten Badly by Mavericks
The Timberwolves lost 98-75 at home to Dallas Wednesday night. The Mavericks were led by Chandler Parsons with 22 points and Dirk Nowitzki added 16 points and 9 rebounds.
Chicago Tops Wild 4-2
The Minnesota Wild lost 4-2 at home against Chicago Thursday night. Chicago scored 2 first period goals before Jason Zucker scored in the 2nd period. Bryan Bickel scored twice in the 3rd period for Chicago including an empty net goal.
Joe Mauer is Coming to St. Cloud as Part of the Twins Caravan
Joe Mauer has been added to the St. Cloud leg of the Twins Winter Caravan Tuesday January 20. Mauer will be appearing in St. Cloud as part of the Caravan for the first time in his career.
Flyers Beat Wild 5-2
The Minnesota Wild lost 5-2 at home to Philadelphia Tuesday night. Marco Scandella and Charlie Coyle each scored a goal for the Wild. Coyle's goal in the 2nd period tied the game at 2 but Wayne Simmons scored a goal late in the 2nd to give the Flyers a 3-2 lead.
Timberwolves Lose in Cleveland
The Timberwolves lost 125-104 Tuesday night to Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavs. Love had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first game against his former team. Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 29 points and Lebron James added 24.
Gophers’ Walker Gets Big Ten Honor; SCSU, CSB Honor too
Gopher basketball center Maurice Walker is the Big Ten's player of the week. He received the honor Monday after averaging 16.5 points and 6.5 rebounds a game in a pair of Gopher wins over North Dakota and Southern last week.
Kings Blank Wild 4-0
The Minnesota Wild lost 4-0 at home to the L.A. Kings Wednesday night. The Kings scored 4 first period goals. Darcy Kuemper allowed 4 goals with 6 saves before being lifted for Niklas Backstrom. Backstrom had 12 saves the rest of the way.