Sports Shorts 8.17.17 17 Aug 17

(St. Paul, MN) — Veteran center Matt Cullen is returning to the NHL for a 20th season. The Wild have signed Cullen to a 1-year, $1-million contract, plus $700,000 in potential incentives. Cullen racked up 13 goals and 18 assists in 72 games last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 40-year-old returns to the Wild after playing for the team for three seasons from 2010-13.

(Seattle, WA) — Crystal Langhorne made the go-ahead bucket with 11.1 seconds left and the Storm held on for a 62-61 win over the Minnesota Lynx in Seattle. Maya Moore had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Lynx, who fell to 21-and-5. Minnesota hosts the Indiana Fever tomorrow night.

(Minneapolis, MN) — Last night’s game between the Indians and Twins was postponed due to rain in Minnesota. The teams will play a doubleheader today. The first game will get underway at noon, with the nightcap to follow at 6:00. Cleveland is six games ahead of Minnesota for first place in the AL Central.

(Eden Prairie, MN) — The Vikings are gearing up for their second preseason game tomorrow night in Seattle against the Seahawks. The Vikes opened the exhibition slate with a 17-10 win in Buffalo last Thursday.

(Las Vegas, NV) — The mega-fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is set to feature lighter gloves. The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted to allow both fighters to wear eight-ounce gloves as opposed to 10-ounce gloves. The fight takes place a week from Saturday.

(Undated) — LeBron James’ time in Cleveland may be nearing an end. Citing an NBA source, Chris Sheridan says James is “100% leaving” the Cavaliers after the upcoming season. However, Joe Vardon of reports three sources close to LeBron say the report is “100% false.”