Sports Shorts 3.23.17 23 Mar 17

(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild continue their three-game homestand tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers at The X. Minnesota snapped its five-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over San Jose on Tuesday. The Wild remain second in the Central Division with 94 points. The Flyers have 74 points.

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Timberwolves begin a three-game road trip tomorrow in Los Angeles against the Lakers. Minnesota will also visit Portland and Indiana on the trek. The Wolves have lost four in-a-row to dip to 28-and-42 on the season.

(Eden Prairie, MN) — Newly signed Vikings running back Latavius Murray is recovering from successful ankle surgery. The team says they were aware Murray needed the surgery when they signed him last week. The club added that he’s expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of training camp. Murray racked up 788 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games last season.

(West Palm Beach, FL) — Phil Hughes was tagged for six runs, five earned, in just two innings as the Twins lost to the Astros 8-4 in West Palm Beach. Matt Hague went 2-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored, while Eduardo Escobar had two hits and an RBI. The Twins face the Phillies today in Clearwater.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Twins pitcher Trevor May is recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The procedure repairs the UCL in the elbow and carries a 12-month rehab process. May was injured while throwing a curveball on March 8th. The 27-year-old right-hander posted a 5.27 ERA in 44 games last season. He is 13-and-17 with a 5.14 ERA in 102 career appearances.

(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 tomorrow 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 continues spring practice. The Bison will hold a total of 15 workouts over the next month, including the annual Green and Gold Spring Game April 22nd. NDSU returns 16 starters from last season’s 12-and-2 team, which lost in the NCAA semifinals.