Sports Shorts 3.22.17 22 Mar 17

(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild stopped a five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Sharks. Martin Hanzal and Charlie Coyle scored 15 seconds apart in the second for Minnesota, which is six points behind Chicago for the top spot in the West. Devan Dubnyk made 21 saves in the win. The Wild continue their three-game homestand tomorrow against Philadelphia.

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Spurs rallied for a 100-93 win over the Timberwolves. Minnesota was outscored 31-to-16 in the third quarter after taking a nine-point lead into halftime. Karl-Anthony Towns put up 25 points and 14 rebounds for the T’wolves, who have dropped four in-a-row and five-of-six. The Wolves begin a three-game road trip Friday in LA against the Lakers.

(Minneapolis, MN) — A rebranding is coming for the Minnesota Timberwolves. The NBA team plans to unveil a new logo during halftime of its game April 11th against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Owner Glen Taylor said last summer that a new look could be expected soon for the team, which has not had a major change to its jerseys since 1996.

(Fort Myers, FL) — Buddy Boshers was rocked for five of the six runs in the ninth inning as the Twins lost to the Phillies 9-5 in Fort Myers. Starter Kyle Gibson tossed five innings of one-run ball. Travis Harrison hit a two-run homer and Ehire Adrianza added a solo shot for Minnesota. The Twins take on the Astros today in West Palm Beach.

(Grand Forks, ND) — University of North Dakota drops the puck in the NCAA Tournament later this week. The 10th-ranked Fighting Hawks meet Boston University on Friday in the NCAA West Region semifinals at Scheels Arena in Fargo. UND went 21-15-and-3 this season, while the Terriers are 23-11-and-3 overall.

(Fargo, ND) — North Dakota State football is back on the gridiron today. The Bison open spring practice and will hold 15 workouts including the annual Green and Gold Spring Game a month from today. NDSU returns 16 starters from last season’s 12-and-2 team, which lost in the NCAA semifinals.