The Latest – November 17, 2011 17 Nov 11

Here is the latest sports news: The Twins signed a veteran infielder Wednesday. The Wild will begin a six-game homestand against Colorado tonight.

Twins Ink Carroll
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Twins signed veteran infielder Jamey Carroll to a two-year deal on Wednesday. The deal also includes a mutual option for the 2014 season. The 37-year-old Carroll hit .290 with 14 doubles, six triples and 17 RBI in a career-high 146 games with the Dodgers last season.

Minnesota Hosts Colorado
(St. Paul, MN) — The Wild will open up a six-game homestand against the Avalanche at The X this evening. Minnesota ended its five-game road trip with a 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. Minnesota sits alone atop the Northwest Division with a record of 10-5-and-3. Tonight’s tilt gets underway at 7:00 p.m.

Gophers Host Fairfield
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Minnesota men’s basketball team will face Fairfield at Williams Arena this evening. The Gophers improved to 2-and-0 on the season with a 71-55 win over South Dakota State on Monday. Tonight’s game gets underway at 6:00 p.m. The Gophers will host Mount St. Mary’s on Monday.