The Latest – January 11, 2012 11 Jan 12

Here is the latest sports news: The Vikings would like to interview Mel Tucker. The Wild clipped the Sharks. The Bulls trimmed the Timberwolves.

Report: Vikings Want To Talk To Tucker
(Minneapolis, MN) — NFL.com reports the Vikings would like to interview Mel Tucker for their defensive coordinator position. Tucker was the head coach of the Jaguars on an interim basis after the team fired Jack Del Rio. The Jags are reportedly interested in keeping Tucker as their defensive coordinator.

Cullen Helps Wild Clip Sharks
(St. Paul, MN) — Matt Cullen scored the winning goal in the shootout as the Wild edged the Sharks, 5-4. Cullen netted the winner and scored in regulation in his 1,000th career game. Nick Johnson, Cal Clutterbuck and Warren Peters also lit the lamp for Minnesota. The Wild won for only the second time in their last 13 games. Josh Harding stopped 34 shots in the victory. The Wild will visit the Blackhawks tomorrow night.

Bulls Top T’Wolves
(Minneapolis, MN) — Derrick Rose registered a game-high 31 points to go along with 11 assists as the Bulls rolled to a 111-100 win over the Timberwolves. Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio each notched double-doubles for Minnesota in a losing effort. Love collected his 10th straight with 20 points and 13 boards, while Rubio dished out 12 helpers with 13 points. Luke Ridnour led Minnesota with 22 points. The T’wolves have dropped four-of-five. The Wolves will visit the Hornets in New Orleans on Friday.

Gophers Face Hoosiers Tomorrow
(Bloomington, IN) — The Minnesota men’s basketball team takes on eighth-ranked Indiana at Assembly Hall tomorrow night. The 12-and-5 Gophers are on a four-game losing streak. All four losses have been in Big Ten play. Indiana is 15-and-1 on the season.

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