Marc Gasol scored a career-high 32 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-101 on Wednesday night for the franchise’s first victory in a season opener since 2000. Zach Randolph added 25 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis, which had dropped its last 13 openers. Gasol also had nine rebounds, Mike Conley scored 16 points and Courtney Lee finished with 14.
The Minnesota Wild could not have started the season stronger. This game was so good they found themselves acknowledging afterward they probably won’t be able to repeat it.
The Minnesota Wild season opener for the regular season is Thursday night, but fans began the party early in the morning.
The Minnesota Vikings have signed right guard Brandon Fusco to a contract extension. The deal was done Saturday, just before the Vikings were scheduled to travel to St. Louis for the season opener Sunday.
Five University of Minnesota-Duluth football players are sidelined after being caught drinking at a party. Duluth police handed out at least 30 citations for underage drinking at a house party Sunday night.
A pair of blown fuses shut down the Minnesota Twins’ replay system before Monday’s season opener at U.S. Cellular Field, and manager Ron Gardenhire hoped it would be fixed by gametime.
The biggest names in duck hunting are visiting two Twin Cities Christian schools to not only kick off the duck hunting season, but to assist with annual fundraisers. Southwest Christian High School of Chaska and Chapel Hill Academy of Chanhassen will host Si and Al Robertson, the uncle-nephew duo from the uber-popular A&E reality TV show “Duck Dynasty” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.
There wasn’t much to feel good about after the Vikings’ season-opening loss at Detroit Sunday and Leslie Frazier’s message today couldn’t have been clearer.
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?
On Thursday, the Gopher football team tries to start the season right at TCF Bank Stadium against UNLV. The heat is on for the program, and this time literally. The extreme heat means more players will play in game one. The Rebels took the favored Gophers to three overtimes in last year’s opener.
This is the weekend that hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans wait for all year long — the opening of the firearms deer season.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he will decide Adrian Peterson’s status for the opener by Saturday morning at the latest. It’s another chapter in rehab that has been teaching Peterson about what he can and can’t control.
MLB wanted to do something different this year with the season opener. It was a game to be played hours in the future against the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics while exposing MLB Baseball to new fans a half a world away.
The Minnesota men’s basketball team has arrived at the official start of the season.
Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told Sid Hartman he is anxious for the NHL season to begin.