The Latest 14 Dec 11

>>The Latest

(Undated)  –  Here is the latest sports news:  The Jets edged the Wild.  The Wolves made a deal with the Thunder.  The Gophers crushed Central Michigan.  The Twins reportedly have a new outfielder.

>>Jets Edge Wild

(Winnipeg, Manitoba)  –  Bryan Little netted the game-winning goal with five minutes left in the third period to propel the Jets to a 2-1 win over the Wild.  Guillaume Latendresse [[ gui-YOME  LAH-tahn-dress ]] lit the lamp with the man advantage in the second to account for Minnesota’s lone goal of the game.  Niklas Backstrom gave up both scores on 27 shots for the Wild, who had their winning streak snapped at seven games.  Minnesota is right back in action tonight against the Blackhawks at The X.  The puck drops at 6:30 p.m.

>>Wolves Trade Hayward To Thunder

(Oklahoma City, OK)  –  The Timberwolves traded forward Lazar Hayward to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday.  Minnesota received a 2012 second round pick, a future conditional second round choice and guard Robert Vaden in the deal.  The Wolves immediately waived Vaden after the deal was finalized.  Meantime, the Wolves also waived guard Dominique Johnson and forward Shaun Pruittl on Tuesday.

>>Gophers Crush Central Michigan

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  Julian Welch led the way with 15 points as Minnesota crushed Central Michigan, 76-56, at Williams Arena.  Austin Hollins and Joe Coleman dropped in 12 points apiece to help the Gophers improve to 11-and-1.  The Gophers are now off until December 22nd.

>>Report: Twins, Willingham Agree To Deal

(Minneapolis, MN)  –  ESPN reports the Twins have agreed to a multiyear deal with outfielder Josh Willingham.  According to the report, the deal is pending a physical.  The 32-year-old Willingham hit .246 with 29 homers and 98 RBI in 136 games with the Athletics last season.  ESPN reports the signing likely signals the end of Michael Cuddyer’s and Jason Kubel’s time in Minnesota.