1/12/22 Sports Update

(New Orleans, LA) — Brandon Ingram hit a game-winning three-pointer with less than a second left in regulation to give the Pelicans a 128-125 win over the Timberwolves at Smoothie King Center. Before Ingram’s heroics, the Wolves capped an 11-point comeback in the fourth quarter when D’Angelo Russell hit a floater to tie the game with three-point-six seconds left. Anthony Edwards has 28 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns poured in 26 in a losing effort for Minnesota. The loss ends a four-game Wolves winning streak. The 20-and-21 Timberwolves are at Memphis tomorrow.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota Wild have secured one of their top defenseman. The team announced that they inked Jon Merrill to a three-year extension worth three-point-six million dollars. The deal keeps Merrill in Minnesota through the 2024-25 season. The 29-year old has three goals and eight assists in 33 games with the Wild this year. Minnesota hosts Anaheim on Friday.

(Eagan, MN) — The Minnesota Vikings are hitting the ground running as they look for their next head coach. CBS Sports is reporting that the team is planning to interview former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson for its head coaching vacancy. Pederson went 42-37-and-1 during his tenure in Philadelphia from 2016 until 2020. He led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl win during the 2017 season.

(St. Paul, MN) — The Minnesota United are bringing back a fan-favorite. The club signed defender Brent Kallman a two-year contract that keeps him with the Loons through 2023. Kallman has been with Minnesota since the club joined the MLS in 2017. Kallman started in 13 matches during the 2021 season. Meanwhile, the Loons selected St. John’s forward Tani Oluwaseyi with 17th-overall pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft yesterday. He was Minnesota’s only pick of the draft.

(East Lansing, MI) — The Minnesota Gophers will try to end their two-game losing streak when they visit number-nine Michigan State tonight. The Gophers are 1-and-3 in the Big Ten and 10-and-3 overall following a 73-60 loss to Indiana on Sunday. Earlier this season, Minnesota lost to the Spartans at home 75-67. Tonight’s game tips off at 6PM.