1/18/22 Sports Update

>>Avalanche Beat Wild In Shootout

— The Wild had their late comeback spoiled by the Avalanche in a 4-3 shootout loss at Ball Arena. Kirill Kaprizov scored with less than three minutes left in regulation to tie the game at three and send it to OT and the eventual shootout, where the Wild lost in three rounds. Kaprizov had two goals, and Kevin Fiala had another for the Wild in defeat. The loss snaps a three-game winning steak for Minnesota. The Wild are at Chicago on Friday.

>>Wolves Visit Knicks

— The Minnesota Timberwolves will try to get back to .500 when they visit the 22-and-22 Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight. The Wolves are coming off a 119-99 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

>>Vikings Interview Three GM Candidates

— The Minnesota Vikings are continuing to interview candidates for the team’s general manager role. Yesterday, the Purple met with Buccaneers vice president of player personnel John Spytek, Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, and Eagles vice president of player personnel Catherine Raiche. Minnesota owner Mark Wilf has said the Vikings are seeking to fill their open general manager position before hiring the team’s next head coach.

>>Gophers Prepping For Penn State

— The Minnesota Gophers are gearing up for their Wednesday night game against Penn State. The Gophers have struggled in the Big Ten, losing their last four games in conference en route to a 1-and-5 conference mark, and a 10-and-5 record overall. Penn State sits at 3-and-4 in the Big Ten.

>>Former Twins Pitcher Liriano Retires

— The last Twins pitcher to twirl a no-hitter is retiring from Major League Baseball. Francisco Liriano announced his decision to retire yesterday. Liriano dominated during his 2006 rookie season, going 12-and-3 with a 2.16 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 121 innings pitched. However, a UCL tear sidelined him in 2007, but he continued pitching with the Twins before he was traded to the White Sox in 2012.