12/16/21 Sports Headlines
(Undated) — Here is the latest sports news: Anthony Edwards poured in ten three-pointers in Minnesota’s 124-107 win over Denver at Ball Arena. The Minnesota Wild will try to halt a two-game losing streak when they host the Buffalo Sabres at the Xcel Energy Center tonight. Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week.
(Denver, CO) — Anthony Edwards poured in ten three-pointers in Minnesota’s 124-107 win over Denver at Ball Arena. The Wolves never trailed and led by as many as 23 points in the victory. Edwards finished the night with 38 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns chipped in with 32. Minnesota has won its last two games. The 13-and-15 Timberwolves host the Lakers tomorrow.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild will try to halt a two-game losing streak when they host the Buffalo Sabres at the Xcel Energy Center tonight. Minnesota is 19-8-and-1 following a 6-4 loss to Vegas on Sunday. Tonight’s game starts at 7PM.
(Eagan, MN) — Vikings running back Dalvin Cook has been named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week. Cook rushed for 205 yards in Minnesota’s 36-28 win over the Steelers last Thursday. It’s the first time this season that Cook has won the award.
(Eagan, MN) — The Minnesota Vikings are growing their fan base. The NFL announced yesterday that the team has been awarded international marketing rights in Canada and the United Kingdom as the league tries to grow its brand. The Vikings will be able to begin advertising and holding events in the countries on the first day of 2022.
(Eagan, MN) — The Vikings have added a pair of wide receivers to their practice squad. Damion Ratley and Darrius Shepherd both joined the team yesterday. Ratley hasn’t played in 2021, but he caught four passes for 63 yards with the Giants last season. Shepherd was with Green Bay last year, recording five catches for 46 yards in eight games. The Vikings visit the Bears on Monday.
(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota United know their schedule for 2022. The MLS released the 34-match slate yesterday, which kicks off on February 26th when the Loons take on Philadelphia on the road. Minnesota has its home opener on March 5th against Nashville, and they conclude the season at home on December 9th against Vancouver.
(New York, NY) — CBS Sports and Nickelodeon are announcing the broadcast team for the “slime-filled” presentation of the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend game. The team will feature former NFL wide receiver Nate Burleson, play by play announcer Noah Eagle and Nickelodeon star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green. Nick star Dylan Glimer aka Young Dylan will make his sideline reporting debut. Nickelodeon’s Wild Card game presentation takes place Sunday, January 16th.
(Tampa, FL) — A new report says former Chargers and Bucs player Vincent Jackson suffered from stage-two C-T-E. Jackson was found dead in February in a Florida hotel where he had been living. He was 38. Researchers say that C-T-E is a progressive degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive head trauma. The family said it was releasing the findings to help raise awareness of CTE and its risks.
(Salt Lake City, UT) — A former Olympic speed skater faces federal charges after prosecutors say she lied to obtain millions in pandemic relief funds. Prosecutors say Allison Baver made false statements to secure loans through the Paycheck Protection Program for her entertainment company. Charging documents show Baver claimed her company had an average monthly payroll of nearly four-point-eight-million dollars for 430 workers. Investigators say the company had no payroll and no employees.
(Chicago, IL) — The NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks and former player Kyle Beach are resolving a lawsuit filed against the team over its mishandling of sex abuse allegations. Beach made those claims against former video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010. Lawyers for both sides agreed to a confidential out-of-court financial settlement during a third-party mediation session yesterday. The suit claimed Aldrich sexually assaulted Beach in May 2010 and Hawks leadership knowingly covered it up.
(Orlando, FL) — Tiger Woods is set to play the PNC Championship golf event with his son less than a year after a serious car accident. Despite the fact that the legendary golfer almost had his leg amputated earlier this year, he’ll be teeing it up alongside his 12-year-old son Charlie today. The father-son event in Orlando runs through Sunday. The 15-time major champion has been teasing his return for a couple weeks. In a tweet, Woods said he was “excited” to close out a challenging year by competing with his son.