(St. Paul, MN)  –  Dougie Hamilton scored midway through overtime to lift the Flames past the Wild 3-2 at The X.  Mikael Granlund and Jared Spurgeon scored third period goals to tie the game for Minnesota, which has lost two in-a-row after winning two straight.  Alex Stalock stopped 26 shots in defeat.  The Wild are right back in action tonight facing the Blackhawks in Chicago.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Timberwolves resume their five-game home-stand tonight against Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Target Center.  Jeff Teague practiced yesterday and could return tonight.  He’s been out with a sprained MCL.  The Wolves have won two in-a-row after Monday’s 127-99 rout of Cleveland.  They sit at 26-and-16 on the year.  The Thunder enter the tilt 22-and-19.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Vikings are back on the practice field today gearing up for Sunday’s Divisional Round matchup with the New Orleans Saints at US Bank Stadium.  The Saints knocked off the Carolina Panthers 31-26 to advance.  The Vikes beat the Saints 29-19 at home in Week One.  The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Atlanta Falcons in the other NFC divisional matchup.

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  Former Twins slugger Justin Morneau is returning to the organization as a special assistant.  An official announcement is expected later this week.  Morneau played 11 of his 14 big league seasons with the Twins, earning four All-Star appearances and the 2006 AL MVP Award.

(Rosemont, IL)  –  The Golden Gophers are back on the hardwood tonight visiting Northwestern.  Minnesota had its five-game winning streak snapped with a 75-71 home loss to Indiana on Saturday.  The Gophers fell to 13-and-4 and 2-and-2 in Big Ten play.  The Wildcats sit at 10-and-7 and 1-and-3.

(Undated)  –  North Dakota State and North Dakota are back on the hardwood tomorrow night.  The Bison are home against Denver, while the Fighting Hawks host Idaho State looking to snap their eight-game losing streak.  NDSU knocked off South Dakota 84-79 on Saturday to up its record to 9-and-7.  UND dipped to 4-and-11 overall with Saturday’s 79-68 setback at Montana State.

(Chicago, IL)  –  Matt Nagy is now the 16th head coach of the Bears.  The former Chiefs offensive coordinator was formally introduced as Chicago’s coach yesterday, saying it’s a true honor and a dream to coach the Bears.  Nagy explained the fans and team are hungry.  The Bears finished 5-and-11 this past season, ranking 29th in points scored and 30th in total offense.

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