1/19/22 Sports Update

(New York City, NY) — The Minnesota Timberwolves scored in the final thirty-seconds to beat the New York Knicks 112-110 at Madison Square Garden. Karl-Anthony Towns hit a layup and a free throw to put the Wolves up 111-109 with 29-point-three seconds left in regulation. Knicks guard Alec Burks missed a go-ahead three at the buzzer a couple of possessions later to seal the deal for Minnesota. Towns finished with 20 points in the win, while Anthony Edwards poured in 21. The 22-and-22 Wolves have won six of eight. Minnesota visits the Hawks tonight.

>>Vikings Interview Two For GM Job

(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings interviewed general manager candidates for the third straight day. Yesterday, Minnesota met with Eagles director of player personnel Brandon Brown and Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles. The Vikings have interviewed six candidates for its open GM position over the last three days. Additionally, the team reportedly requested an interview with Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris yesterday. Morris was a head coach with Tampa Bay from 2009 until 2011.

>>Wild Announce Pride Night

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild will host the franchise’s first-ever Pride Night during their March 29th game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The team announced the promotion yesterday. Pride uniforms, pucks, and tape will be used by players during warm-ups before the game, and a portion of each Pride Night ticket package purchased will be used to support Twin Cities Pride and the LGBTQ-plus community. The Wild head back to the ice on Friday at the Blackhawks.

>>Gophers Postpone Tonight’s Game

(Minneapolis, MN) — COVID-19 issues within the Gophers basketball program are forcing the team to postpone tonight’s scheduled game at Penn State. The team’s roster fell below the Big Ten’s threshold of seven available scholarship players yesterday. A make-up date for the game has not been determined. The Gophers next play at home against Rutgers on Saturday.

>>United Sign Goalie

(St. Paul, MN) — Minnesota United is adding depth at goalie. The team signed 27-year-old Eric Dick to a one-year deal yesterday. The four-year veteran spent his first three seasons with Sporting KC before registering zero appearances with Columbus in 2021. Eric Dick has started one match in the MLS, making three saves and giving up six goals.