Sports Shorts 1.18.17 18 Jan 17

(St. Paul, MN) — The Devils scored three times in the third period to pull out a 4-3 win over the Wild in St. Paul. Jared Spurgeon, Jason Zucker and Erik Haula had goals for Minnesota, which blew leads of 2-0 and 3-2. The Wild had their four-game winning streak snapped. They host the Coyotes tomorrow night.

(San Antonio, TX) — Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 34 points as the Spurs tripped up the Timberwolves 122-114 in San Antonio. Karl-Anthony Towns tallied 24 points and 16 rebounds for Minnesota, which is 5-and-15 on the road and 14-and-28 overall. The T’wolves finish their road trip tomorrow against the Clippers.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers are off the hardwood until Saturday. Minnesota will host 17th-ranked Wisconsin at Williams Arena. The Gophers have lost two in-a-row after Saturday’s 52-50 setback at Penn State. Minnesota is 15-and-4 on the season and 3-and-3 in Big Ten play.

(Undated) — North Dakota and North Dakota State men’s basketball are back on the hardwood tomorrow night. UND welcomes Weber State in Big Sky action. The Fighting Hawks are 9-and-7 overall. The Bison host Fort Wayne in Summit League play from Fargo. NDSU is 12-and-6 on the season.

(Los Angeles, CA) — Former North Dakota State player and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is the frontrunner for the Defensive Coordinator job of the Los Angeles Chargers. Multiple reports say Bradley had his second interview, and could join new head coach Anthony Lynn in LA. Bradley was fired as Jacksonville Jaguars head coach in Week 16.

(Melbourne, Australia) — Serena Williams is off to a strong start at the Australian Open. The 35-year-old American started her quest for a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title with a straight-set win over Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic. The second-seeded Williams is a six-time Aussie Open champion.