Sports Shorts 3.27.17 27 Mar 17

(Detroit, MI) — Andreas Athanasiou scored the winning goal 1:52 into overtime as the Red Wings edged the Wild 3-2 at Joe Louis Arena. Eric Staal and Nate Prosser scored for Minnesota, which has dropped eight of nine. The Wild still sit second in the Central Division with 95 points. They host Washington tomorrow.

(Indianapolis, IN) — The Timberwolves wrap up their three-game road trip tomorrow night in Indiana against the Pacers. Minnesota has lost the first two on the trek and six straight overall after Saturday’s 112-100 setback in Portland. The Wolves are 28-and-44 on the season. The Pacers are seventh in the East at 37-and-36.

(Fort Myers, FL) — Kyle Gibson tossed six shutout innings but the Twins lost 7-2 to the Red Sox in Fort Myers. Brian Dozier had two hits and an RBI. The Twins play the Pirates today in Bradenton.

(Fargo, ND) — The hockey season will continue for Minnesota Duluth. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Frozen Four by winning the West Regional in Fargo over the weekend with victories over Ohio State and Boston University. UMD will play Harvard on April 6th at the United Center in Chicago, while Notre Dame will play Denver. The Fighting Irish defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers to advance to the Frozen Four.

(Undated) — The Final Four field is set. North Carolina and South Carolina both punched their tickets to the national semifinals on Sunday. The top-seeded Tar Heels will face third-seeded Oregon, while the seventh-seeded Gamecocks meet top-seeded Gonzaga. The Final Four is Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The national championship game is next Monday.

(Undated) — Former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson expressed on Twitter that he is in no hurry to choose a new team. Peterson stated that he’s looking for the “best fit” and wants to help a team win a championship. The reason Peterson remains unsigned may be because he’s asking for too much money. ESPN reports teams are not willing to meet the premium price “A.P.” is seeking for his services.