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DETROIT -- For the first time in a month, the Minnesota Wild have themselves a winning streak. Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves to lift the Wild to a 3-2 win at Detroit on Friday, Feb. 22, the first time since Jan. 23 that the Wild followed-up a win with another win. Minnesota entered having lost nine of its previous 11 games. The Wild took a 1-0 lead with 3:04 remaining in the first period on a goal by Luke Kunin, who took a rebound off of a wraparound attempted by Joel Eriksson Ek And put the chance home just underneath the crossbar.
NEW YORK -- Reserve Derrick Rose scored 20 points Friday night, Feb. 22, as the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame the absence of All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns to earn a 115-104 victory over the New York Knicks, whose team-record home losing streak reached 18 games. Towns was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol before the game and missed the first game of his four-year career. He was involved in a traffic accident in the Minneapolis area Thursday when he was headed to the airport.
The shoe malfunction and subsequent Grade 1 right knee sprain Duke freshman Zion Williamson suffered Wednesday against North Carolina is expected to keep him out of Saturday's clash at Syracuse, Stadium Sports Network reported Friday. Williamson was flashing toward the free-throw line in the opening minute of Wednesday's Atlantic Coast Conference rivalry showdown when he planted his left foot and his shoe ripped open, sending him sprawling awkwardly to the court. His right knee struggled to support his weight
Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the host New York Knicks one day after being involved in a car accident. Timberwolves interim coach Ryan Saunders said the team didn't have any injury information to reveal. The club listed Towns on the injury report with "rest" as the reason.
Jenny Shin birdied her 18th hole for the outright lead with a second-round 4-under 68 on Friday, nudging ahead of three golfers one stroke back in the LPGA Honda Thailand. Shin sank the birdie putt to get to 11-under through 36 holes. In Friday's round, she used five birdies -- dancing around a bogey on the par-4 6th -- to hit the weekend atop the leaderboard. One shot back are American Lizette Salas -- four birdies and a bogey-free 68 on Friday -- Australian Minjee Lee (69) and Eun-Hee Ji, the first-round leader from South Korea, who was one under in the second round.
NEW YORK -- Zach Parise scored a goal and added an assist as the Minnesota Wild snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory against the host New York Rangers on Thursday night, Feb. 21. Jared Spurgeon, Mikael Granlund and Jordan Greenway also scored for the Wild and Eric Staal and Ryan Donato each had two assists. The Wild had been shut out in their previous two games and had won for just the second time (2-7-3) in 11 games since the All-Star break. Goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves.
Eun-Hee Ji carded 10 birdies and posted a 9-under 63 to grab a two-stroke lead in the first round of the 2019 Honda LPGA Thailand on Thursday. The five-time LPGA winner had only one bogey and was one shot off Jessica Korda's 18-hole tournament record playing the Old Course on Siam Country Club Pattaya in Chonburi, Thailand. Three players are two shots back entering Friday's second round: Jenny Shin, Danielle Kang and Minjee Lee. Winds were non-existent which brought the sweltering heat into play. Kang and Lee posted bogey-free rounds.
Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles took to social media Thursday to apologize for a "flippant remark" he made earlier this week about the possibility of being fired by the school. The former North Dakota State coach said on a podcast Sunday that "I'm still a millionaire" if Nebraska decides to fire him after a disappointing season in which the Cornhuskers sit near the bottom of the Big Ten standings. The remark did not go over well in Lincoln. Miles tweeted an apology Thursday: "Earlier this week, my (sarcastic) attempt at humor during a podcast failed.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Jim Boeheim reportedly struck and killed a pedestrian while the Syracuse head coach was driving on Interstate 690 late Wednesday night. The 74-year-old Boeheim is cooperating with authorities and reported the accident to police, according to Syracuse.com. A man in his 30s got out of his car after an accident on the interstate near Syracuse, per the report, when Boeheim's vehicle hit the pedestrian. Boeheim has been the head coach at Syracuse since 1976 where he has a record of 943-378 and lead his team to an NCAA championship in 2003.
Wide receiver Adam Thielen's $5.85 million salary for 2019 puts him among the lowest-paid No. 1 receivers on any team. And with two years left on the four-year, $19.25 million contract he signed in 2017, the Minnesota Vikings might consider trying to extend the contract of the productive 28-year-old wideout. Or they could wait. His agent, Blake Baratz, told SKOR North radio in the Twin Cities on Tuesday that Thielen will not hold out to force the Vikings to the negotiating table.