J.J. Barea scored 22 points, Kevin Love added 19 and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised past the Philadelphia 76ers 125-102 in a preseason game Wednesday night. Kevin Martin added 13 points and A.J. Price had 10 for the Timberwolves, who improved to 4-2 in the preseason with one game remaining, Thursday at Detroit.
Kevin Love had 22 points and nine rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 104-89 preseason win against the Boston Celtics on Sunday.
T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund scored 51 seconds apart during St. Louis’ four-goal third period, leading the Blues to a 4-1 exhibition victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. David Backes and Chris Stewart also scored for St. Louis, which finished the preseason with a 3-2-1 record. Alex Pietrangelo had two assists and Jaroslav Halak stopped 18 shots.
Sam Atkinson and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist, and a Columbus Blue Jackets split squad beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 in a preseason game Tuesday night. Mark Letestu also scored for the Blue Jackets, who got 20 saves from Jeremy Smith. Nino Niederreiter scored for Minnesota, which played its preseason opener.
Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Seth Olsen was taken off the field on a stretcher in the second quarter Thursday night after a collision with Titans linebacker Scott Solomon. Olsen was blocking on a screen pass when he took a knee from Solomon to his helmet and went down.
Week four of the Vikings pre-season is secondary news compared to who will be ready to play on opening day of the regular season. Tennessee visits at 7 p.m. Thursday to wrap the exhibition games. But the three most important questions at the moment: The status of Kevin Williams’ injury, who replaces Jerome Felton, and how are the star rookies developing?
Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl fullback Jerome Felton will miss Friday’s exhibition game against Buffalo, and perhaps the rest of the preseason, after having an emergency appendectomy.
Teams squared off against one another for the first time this season, often at full speed, and occasionally featuring first team offensive sets.
The NBA announced Tuesday the Minnesota Timberwolves will face the Boston Celtics in a preseason game in Quebec, Montreal, as part of the NBA Canada series. The Timberwolves will be the visiting team when they face the Celtics on Oct. 20.
Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer, Lew Ford drove in three runs and Steve Johnson pitched four scoreless innings to help a Baltimore Orioles split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday.
Whether it’s Christian Ponder holding the ball too long or a new-look offensive line not giving their quarterback enough time, the Minnesota Vikings know there is a lot of work to be done before the regular season opens in two weeks.
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he’s had enough with these replacement officials after watching them for three weeks of preseason games.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday that running back Adrian Peterson will not play in the preseason as he continues to come back from offseason knee surgery.
The Minnesota Vikings suffered from the limited preseason practice time during last year’s lockout as much as any other NFL team.
Dany Heatley scored twice in his Minnesota debut, including the winner in overtime to lead the Wild to a 4-3 preseason victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.