The Latest – January 14, 2012 14 Jan 12

Here is the latest sports news: Timberwolves handle Hornets. Wild battle Blues. Twins ST tix go on sale. Gophers take the court tomorrow. Stoudermire granted extra year of eligibility.

T’Wolves Swat Hornets
(New Orleans, LA) — Kevin Love scored 34 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to power the Timberwolves to a 87-80 win over New Orleans. Ricky Rubio chipped in 12 points and dished nine assists while Luke Ridnour added 13 points. Minnesota put the brakes on a two-game slide, winning for just the second time in six games. The Wolves are back on the floor this evening in Atlanta.

Wild Take On Blues
(St. Louis, MO) — The Minnesota Wild are in action this evening against the St. Louis Blues. Minnesota has dropped four-of-five following Thursday’s 5-2 loss at Chicago. Tonight’s contest is the second of a four-game road trip for the Wild. The Blues saw their four-game winning streak snapped by Vancouver in an overtime loss Thursday.

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Twins Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale
(Minneapolis, MN) — Minnesota Twins spring training tickets go on sale this morning at 8:00 a.m. Tickets can be purchased from Twinsbaseball.com, the Target Field Box Office, or at the Hammond Stadium Box Office in Fort Myers. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on February 18th with the rest of the team joining February 23rd.

Gophers Back In Action Tomorrow
(State College, PA) — The Minnesota Golden Gophers basketball team will try to build off an upset victory tomorrow when they travel to take on Penn State. The Gophers went on the road Thursday night and toppled eighth-ranked Indiana, 77-74. The win bumped Minnesota to 13-and-5 with a 1-and-4 mark in Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions come in to tomorrow’s contest with a 9-and-9 overall record and are 1-and-4 in conference.

Stoudermire Granted Extra Year Of Eligibility
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Big Ten has granted Minnesota cornerback Troy Stoudermire an extra year of eligibility after his 2011 season was cut short by a broken arm. The senior set the Big Ten record for kick return yardage with 3,102. He led the Gophers with two interceptions before his injury last season and has 62 career tackles. The 21-year-old said in a statement released by the university that he was looking foward to rejoining the team.

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