Sports Shorts 3.24.17 24 Mar 17

(St. Paul, MN) — Steve Mason stopped 24-of-25 shots sent his way to help lift the Flyers past the Wild 3-1 in Saint Paul. Zach Parise scored the lone Minnesota goal in defeat. The Wild have lost eight of their last 10 games. They wrap up their three-game home-stand tomorrow against Vancouver.

(Los Angeles, CA) — The Timberwolves begin a three-game road trip tonight 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.

(Clearwater, FL) — Tommy Field clubbed a two-run homer as the Twins doubled up the Phillies 4-2 in Clearwater. Byung Ho Park and Ehire Adrianza also plated a run each for Minnesota. Starter Nick Tepesch allowed two runs in three-and-two-thirds innings. The Twins host the Orioles tonight.

(Fargo, ND) — University of North Dakota drops the puck in the NCAA Tournament today. The 10th-ranked Fighting Hawks meet Boston University 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.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Golden Gophers defensive end Gaelin Elmore is leaving the program. Elmore announced on Twitter yesterday that he will transfer for his final year of eligibility. He will graduate this summer, which will allow him to play for another school next season as a graduate transfer.

(Foxboro, MA) — Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys are safely back in Foxboro. Representatives from the FBI’s Boston Bureau visited Gillette Stadium to return his Super Bowl 51 and Super Bowl 49 jerseys. They were recently recovered in Mexico after allegedly being stolen by an international member of the media.

(Undated) — “Fortune” magazine is proclaiming Cubs executive Theo Epstein as the World’s Greatest Leader. The publication released its annual list yesterday. The Cubs president of baseball operations is followed by Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Pope Francis, Melinda Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.