Sports Shorts 10.18.17 18 Oct 17

(San Antonio, TX)  –  The Timberwolves open up the regular season tonight in San Antonio against Spurs.  The Wolves home opener is Friday against Utah.  Minnesota sports a new-look lineup with Jimmy Butler, Taj Gibson and Jeff Teague all joining Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.


(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Vikings are preparing for their showdown with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at US Bank Stadium.  The Vikes have won back-to-back division games over the Bears and Packers to move atop the NFC North at 4-and-2.  The Ravens sit at 3-and-3.


(St. Paul, MN)  –  The Wild are off the ice until Friday when they begin a two-game road trip in Winnipeg.  They will then visit Calgary Saturday before returning home.  The Wild sit at 1-1-and-2 after their 5-4 overtime loss to Columbus this past Saturday.


(Minneapolis, MN)  –  The Golden Gophers are gearing up for Illinois.  Minnesota will host the Fighting Illini on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.  The Gophers have lost three in-a-row to begin Big Ten play after starting the season 3-and-0.


(Undated)  –  North Dakota State and North Dakota are gearing up for their next games on Saturday.  The 6-and-0 Bison host Western Illinois.  The 2-and-5 Fighting Hawks entertain Sacramento State.